Aha rimjhim ke yeh pyare pyare – Talat/Lata – – Salil Chaudhury – Sunil Dutt/Nanda | Usne Kaha Tha (1960)


Movie: This song appears in the 1960 drama Usne Kaha Tha (She told me) directed by Moni Bhattacharjee (debut) and produced by Bimal Roy under the banner of Bimal Roy Productions. The movie starred late Sunil Dutt, late Nanda, late Tarun Bose, Indrani Mukherjee (debut), late Durga Khote, etc.

Nandu stays with his widowed mother in a small town. He is friendly with a girl living nearby called Kamli. One day, Kamli’s father falls ill and her family leaves the village to relocate to Ambala. Some years later Kamli’s father expires and the mother-daughter return to this town. Nandu (Sunil Dutt) is a young man now. And Kamli (Nanda) is a beautiful young girl. They fall in love with each other.

Kamli and Nandu plan to meet near a lake, one day. But, Nandu does not come and she leaves in frustration. The next day, they meet near the temple. Nandu says his mother was ill that is why he could not come on the previous day. Then, they decide to meet again that evening in the fields. It is raining and both of them sing this song.
Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Shailendra and the music was composed by Salil Chaudhury.
This song talks about rains coming when the man and the girl are in love with each other. It is a celebration of rains as well as love.

Video: The cinematographer was Dilip Gupta.
The video opens with the shot of an empty swing. The music has begun. It has been raining and the rain has just stopped. The greenery can be felt though the medium is black and white. The moon is shining in the night sky. Nanda is playing on the swing. Sunil Dutt is enjoying as he watches her on the swing. Nanda is also enjoying the time, place and the swing.

Sunil Dutt begins the song. He moves toward the swing and pushes it further than it was moving. Even, Nanda joins in the song. Sunil Dutt stops the swing and Nanda gets down from it. She runs toward another portion of the field and Sunil Dutt pushes the empty swing forward. Nanda plays with the aerial roots of a banyan tree and leaves it after a few seconds.

They move about near haystacks on one field. Nanda again gets hold of the banyan roots. The video ends with Sunil Dutt following Nanda on another field.                                        

Artists: The playback was sung by Talat Mahmood and Lata Mangeshkar and onscreen performances are by Sunil Dutt and Nanda.
Cultural Influence: It has just rained and the hero sings about his feelings through this song. The heroine is on the swing. The song has filmi influence only. Film-makers give a lot of preference to such song-sequences.  The song has been beautifully rendered by the singers. The video is watchable for the song and the artists.


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