Pardesiya yeh sach hai piya – Lata/Kishore – Rajesh Roshan – Rekha/Amitabh | Mr. Natwarlal (1979)


Movie: This song appeared in 1979 comic action caper Mr. Natwarlal (a name) produced by Tony and directed by Rakesh Kumar under the banner of Navjeevan Films International. The movie starred Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, late Ajit, Indrani Mukherjee, late Amjad Khan, late Satyen Kapoo, etc. Most of the shooting of this movie was done in Beerwah, Jammu and Kashmir. The lead character and the name of the movie were taken from a notorious Indian conman Natwarlal.

Natwar’s caretaker is his older brother police officer Girdharilal (Ajit). The honest police officer is framed for taking bribe by the evil criminal Vikram (Amjad Khan). Natwar (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up and creates a covert identity for himself as the baffling underworld figure called Mr. Natwarlal. He is determined to avenge himself and his family on Vikram.

Natwar successfully locates Vikram in the hilly regions of North India and goes to that village. At that village, Natwar is seen as a messiah, who has come to save them from Vikram, his goons and his man-eating tiger. One of the village girls, Shanno (Rekha) falls in love with Natwar and the other girls tease him through this song, where Natwar and Shanno join in.

Song: the music of this song was composed by Rajesh Roshan and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.

This song begins essentially when some girls tease the man because the main girl is in love with him. The girl also says that everybody has now got to know that they were in love with each other. The man says they need not care about what the others do and they should enjoy life together.

Video: Cinematography is by Fali Mistry. Dance choreography is by Kamal.

The video opens with some girls lead by Rajni Sharma surrounding Amitabh Bachchan and touching him on his face and arms. He begins to run away from them after trying to convince them not to do so. They follow him on a village path. By now, even men have joined them. Rekha comes that way and the girls push her toward Amitabh Bachchan.

The girls and the men begin the song and Rekha takes over. They are all dancing as well, by now. The river is shown and then the girls are seen standing on the branches of a tall tree. In between, Maneck Irani is seen rummaging through the stuff of Amitabh Bachchan in the latter’s quarters. Amitabh Bachchan is tied by a rope and 2 sets of girls hold both the ends of the rope on either side of him to pull him along a path.

Rekha runs toward the other side and the girls let go of the rope and Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan begins to sing and dance. The girls and men encircle the lead pair in 2 circles moving in opposite directions. Amitabh Bachchan plays the clarinet as Rekha and some other people play some percussion instruments. The video ends with Maneck Irani still searching Amitabh Bachchan’s quarters.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and chorus, while the onscreen performances are by Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Rajni Sharma, Maneck Irani, etc.

Cultural Influence: The heroine is a village girl and falls in love with the hero after seeing his noteworthy behavior. Through this song, she says that both of them have become famous for their love and nothing can be done about it now. The song is good and the video is watchable for the artists and the song.


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