Dekhiye sahebon who koi aur thi – Rafi/Asha – R D Burman – Shammi Kapoor/Asha Parekh | Teesri Manzil (1966)

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Movie: This song appeared in the super hit movie Teesri Manzil (Third Floor), which was a musical thriller released in 1966, produced by Nasir Hussain and directed by Vijay Anand. The star-cast included late Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, late Premnath, Lakshmi Chhaya, Prem Chopra, late Iftekar, Helen, late K N Singh and Salim Khan.

Sunita (Asha Parekh) is a rich girl living with her widowed father in Delhi. One year back her elder sister Roopa had committed suicide in Dehradun. Sunita wants to avenge her death. She only knows is that she committed suicide since she was cheated by her boyfriend Rocky. En route to Dehradun, she meets a naughty young man Anil (Shammi Kapoor) on the train. He has some fun at her expense giving us some hilarious moments. He falls in love with Sunita’s beauty and spirit.

Anil finds out that she has come looking for Rocky, who was himself actually. He tries to tell her the truth. But he keeps postponing the occasion. Anil tells her that he is a rich fellow, instead of saying the truth. But, soon Sunita also falls in love with Anil. One day, they decide to meet at a fair. Thinking it is Sunita, Anil teases another girl. The girl creates a ruckus and the men around come to beat up Anil. It is at this time that Anil sings this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by late R D Burman and the lyrics were penned by late Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The man sings this song to save himself from a beating. He tries to convince some people that he wanted to tease his beloved. But, he mistook another lady for his beloved. That is the reason why the misunderstanding took place.

Video: Cinematography is by N Srinivas.

The video opens with some people falling down near a giant wheel and the music beginning. Everybody is angry with Shammi Kapoor. Shammi Kapoor gets up, frightened of the crowd. Everybody catches hold of him and pulls him up. He begins this song, explaining that what had happened was a misunderstanding.

They all push him into a small wheel and swing it. Asha Parekh is sitting in one of the chairs of the giant wheel. She takes over the song. Shammi Kapoor gets down from the wheel and continues the song. He stands near the giant wheel and she hits his head with a balloon. He sings, “ho ho ho ho ho ho…” and moves toward some people and hugs them.

They just lift him up, upside down and take him to a carousel and get him seated in one of the seats. He continues to sing as the carousel moves at a high speed. When Asha Parekh takes over, Shammi Kapoor is seen sitting on one of the other seats of the giant wheel where she is present. He gets down from there and goes to sit beside her with her permission.

The video ends with the shot of the moving giant wheel.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by late Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Onscreen performances are by Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, etc.

Cultural Influence: The hero teases a lady thinking that it is the heroine. Then, the people gather around him to beat him up. He explains the misunderstanding through this song. The song is good and so are the artists. The video is watchable several times for the same.

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