Movie: This song appeared in 1977 social drama Dream Girl produced by Jaya Chakraborty and Gulshan Rai and directed by Pramod Chakraborty under the banner of Sarathy International. The movie starred late Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Asrani, Prem Chopra, etc. Some portion of the movie is similar to Brahmachari (1968), though this is the female version.
Sapna (Hema Malini) moves about as Padma, Champabai, Dream Girl and Raj Kumari to steal money from the rich. The money she steals thus is used to maintain a home for orphans. Wealthy playboy Anupam Verma (Dharmendra) loves to flirt with girls. However, he wants to marry only his dream girl, whose painting he had bought from a roadside shop. During Anupam’s birthday, people ask that he has so many girlfriends, whom he will marry. At this time, he points out to the painting of a girl (Hema Malini), who as a person is unknown to him, saying that he would marry her. It is at this time that he sings this song.
Song: The music of this song was composed by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.
The man sings the praises of his dream girl, who is an unknown person to him till then. He compares his dream girl to a poet’s ghazal, the lotus in a lake, etc. He hopes that he will definitely meet her soon. In his imagination, she is among roses and has a veil over her head. He can feel her fragrance in alcohol. She stays with him only for a few moments. She changes to dew, cloud, moonlight, etc. within a few seconds.
Video: Cinematography is by V K Murthy.
The video commences with the shot of the painting of Hema Malini. There is a large white question mark on it. The next shot is of Hema Malini herself. This is a dream sequence. The song also begins at this time. She undulates in front of the camera. Some animated tricks are shown like Dharmendra walking on the flying dupatta of Hema Malini.
Hema Malini is shown like a lotus flower – one image of her is at the lower proximity, green in color while 8 images in pink for the petals above it. She is shown wearing different dresses with different backgrounds. Soon, they are seen running toward each other and he lifts her up. Then she runs away from him. She is wearing a pink gown and dances on a giant-sized cake. Obviously, it is anybody’s guess what the cake will be made of.
The video ends with the camera focusing on reality. Hema Malini is seen watching Dharmendra through a pair of binoculars, as he stops his car in front of an office building and removing a file from his briefcase. There is some money inside the briefcase.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Dharmendra and Hema Malini.
Cultural Influence: The hero finds the painting of the heroine from a roadside shop. He falls in love with her, though he is a playboy type of person. He sings this song to introduce the heroine to the people, who are attending his birthday party. The song is good and the video is watchable.