Teen kanaster peet peet ke – Rafi – Shankar-Jaikishan – Dev Anand | Love Marriage (1959)


Movie: This song appeared in 1959 romantic comic caper Love Marriage produced and directed by Subodh Mukherjee under the banner of Subodh Mukherjee Productions. The movie starred late Dev Anand, Mala Sinha, Helen, late Abhi Bhattacharya, etc.

Sunil Kumar (Dev Anand) is a star cricketer in Jhansi. He has an ideal family. His sister-in-law Uma and her little son have a deep affection for him. Sunil has to move to Bombay (Mumbai now) to attend a job interview, where he rents a room to stay. The landlord Geeta (Mala Sinha) initially does not like Sunil. But, after watching him play cricket, she falls in love with him. Sunil’s boss invites him and Geeta for a party celebrating the winning of the match. In the hotel, when some people are dancing on the dance floor, one of the dancers’ shoe flies to fall on their table. At this time, Sunil sings this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and the lyrics were penned by Shailendra.

The man says that hitting tin containers is not music. Neither can moving the waist and jumping like circus activities and gymnastics be called dance. The world is not a mental hospital. The man goes on to inform the right way to play music, sing and dance.

Video: Cinematography is by N V Srinivas-Munir Khan. Dance choreography is by Surya Kumar-Raj-K Morey.

The video opens with some musicians playing different musical instruments and some people dancing on the dance floor. At this time, Dev Anand and Mala Sinha enter the restaurant to find his boss sitting at a table. As a couple of dancers kick as they dance, one of their shoes flies and lands on Dev Anand’s table. Dev Anand is offended and comes to the place where the musicians are present.

He hits a pair of cymbals hard and after gaining everybody’s attention begins this song. Mala Sinha smiles and goes to stand near a pillar. The dancers resume their dance in tune with the song. One girl begins an Indian Classical dance. While Dev Anand sings, his close-up shot is shown for some time. The girl also performs some steps of Bharatanatyam.

The video ends with Dev Anand leaving the place with the actor, playing his boss and Mala Sinha.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performances are by Dev Anand, Mala Sinha and others.

Cultural Influence: The hero-heroine has been invited for a party at a big restaurant. There many people are dancing. Suddenly, someone’s shoe comes flying to fall on their table. The hero gets annoyed and sings this song to teach them a lesson. The song is good and so are the artists. The video is watchable for the same several times.


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