Guzar jayen din din din – Kishore – Salil Chowdhury – Anil Dhawan | Annadata (1972)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1972 romantic family drama Annadata (One Who Donates Food) produced by L B Lachman and directed by Asit Sen under the banner of L B Films. The movie starred Anil Dhawan, Jaya Bhaduri, Krishnakant, late Om Prakash, etc.

Amba Prasad (Om Prakash) is a rich man and thinks that his relatives love him for himself. But when the news of his death in an air crash spreads, they all gather to check how much money they can get. Even the poor girl, whom he considered as a daughter blames him of being the father of her unborn child under the pressure of her greedy parents. But, Amba Prasad turns out to be alive. His lawyer Pestonji Vasiyatwala (Krishnakant) makes him see the harsh reality. Amba Prasad is disheartened and leaves his home with his faithful dog.

He reaches a village and meets an artist Arun (Anil Dhawan). Arun paints a portrait of the older man sleeping under a tree, guarded by his dog. Arun assumes that Amba Prasad is a poor man and pays him Rs. 5 for being a model for his painting. After some time, Amba Prasad loses consciousness due to exhaustion. The dog pulls the edge of Aarti’s (Jaya Bhaduri) sari to bring her to his master. Soon Amba Prasad mingles with Aarti’s family of 2 – Aarti and her disabled little brother.

Aarti distributes free medicines that she makes from the knowledge that she had gathered from her father when he was alive. Her only earning comes from typing and stitching clothes for people. Arun and Aarti are in love with each other. But Arun does not consider himself the right suitor for her since he is a poor artist and cannot financially support her and her brother. She has debts as well that needs to be returned. On the other hand, Arun’s earning barely helps him take care of himself and his mother (Dulari).

Amba Prasad stays back with Aarti even after he recovers and Arun confronts him about it. Amba Prasad realizes that Arun has a soft corner for Aarti. One day, a woman (Shammi) comes to Aarti and scolds her about the medicine that she had given for her child. The reaction to the medicine had not been as expected and the child now needed expert intervention. Aarti asks her if she had given the medicine intended for her goat to her child and vice versa. It appeared that the medicines had been exchanged because the woman was illiterate and could not read the instructions. Aarti calmly gives her another medicine for her child.

When the woman has left, Amba Prasad asks Aarti if the free distribution of medicines was right, when all she gets in return is the people’s curses and ill-will. She supports the woman. Amba Prasad broaches the subject of his leaving her house. But, she won’t hear anything of it.

Amba Prasad buys a boot polishing kit and polishes some trees during the daytime and takes some of his own money to Aarti to pass it off as his earning. Initially, Aarti does not take the money. But, when he says that instead of it going to a pick-pocket, she had better keep it; she takes it. Arun approaches a marriage broker to find a good groom for Aarti. Amba Prasad sees Arun coming out of the broker’s office and questions him. He replies that though he loves her, he would not make the right suitor.

One day, some foreigners appreciate the ‘paintings’ created by Amba Prasad on the trees. Arun passes that way and informs them that the ‘paintings’ are just a child’s brush-work, not to be given any importance. A rich stranger (Brahm Bharadhwaj) hears this comment and begins a conversation with Arun about art. The conversation ends at Arun’s home, where he gets Rs.500 for the painting he made of Amba Prasad. This gives Arun hope and he sings this song.

Song: The lyrics of this song were composed by Yogesh and the music of this song was composed by Salil Chowdhury.

The man is very happy and is sharing his happiness with others through this song. He is, after a long time, hopeful about his future.

Video: Cinematography is by Kamal Bose.

The video opens with the close-up shot of Dulari, who is happy. A Canna flower is shown and then the top of some trees from the ground. Some other flowers are also shown. Lots of coconut trees are shown.

Anil Dhawan is seen cycling haphazardly among the coconut trees. Some people have come to the beach for a picnic and they are dancing. Anil Dhawan watches them for some time then leaves.

He passes the van, in which they have come for the picnic. He, then, passes an uneven path in the fields. He also passes a large pond filled with lotuses. The video ends with him continuing to cycle and finishing the song.

Artists: The playback of this song has been sung by Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Anil Dhawan and others.

Cultural Influence: The hero is very happy and in his happiness, he is cycling haphazardly all over the place. This can happen in real life also. The video can be watched for happiness sake and the happy song.

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