Tumko hum pe pyar aaya – Rafi – Kalyanji-Anandji – Shashi Kapoor | Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965)


Movie: This song appears in the 1965 blockbuster Jab Jab Phool Khile (Whenever the Flowers Bloom) produced by P.M Sethia and H.M Sethia and directed by Suraj Prakash under the Lime Light Movies banner. The movie starred Shashi Kapoor, late Nanda, Kamal Kapoor, Shammi, Mridula, Baby Farida, etc.

Rita (Nanda), the heiress of Raj Bahadur Chunnilal (Kamal Kapoor), visits Kashmir during a holiday with her maidservant Stella (Shammi). She rents a houseboat there and becomes friends with its owner Raja (Shashi Kapoor). Raja is a naïve romantic village man, living with his younger sister Munni (Baby Farida). One evening, Rita sings the song Yeh sama sama hai yeh pyar ka… moving and prancing about the terrace of the houseboat. Raja gets impressed by it and gives her a tip, an act that was originally performed by Rita. Rita gets angry and shouts at him, telling him to be more civilized.

The next day, Rita gives him a letter to post. They exchange some information about their families. Raja decides to become literate and insists that only Rita should teach him. Raja gets some modern clothes. But, he wears them like Charlie Chaplin. When Rita sees him, she says that he is good in his original form. Happily thinking that Rita has fallen in love with him, he jumps into the lake, singing this song.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Anand Bakshi and Kalyanji-Anandji had composed the music.

This song is based on the assumption that the girl has fallen for the man. The man sings this song in happiness. He also says that he has forgotten to do all his routine work due to the fact that he has fallen in love with the girl.

Video: Taru Dutt’s cinematography is fantastic because he has a lot of scope with many colors to work with. Dance choreography is by Herman Benjamin-Satyanarayan.

The video opens with Shashi Kapoor standing at the edge of the boathouse and shouting in glee. Then, he jumps into the lake, after throwing his coat, cane and hat. Nanda comes out of the main room of the boathouse and on seeing him shouting in the water, she laughs. When Agha and his companion see Nanda, they also begin to dance in glee.

Shashi Kapoor is, now, running on a land path and begins the song. Next, some shots show the beauty of greenery and the snow-clad mountains. He also dances in a garden. He finds some sheep grazing on the mountain slope. He picks up a lamb on his shoulder and dances with it. He holds the lamb like a small child and places his round cap on its head.

The video ends with Shashi Kapoor going further while performing a somersault.

Artists: The artists are Mohammad Rafi on the playback and Shashi Kapoor onscreen.

Cultural Influence: The hero wears a modern dress like a joker. The heroine says that he looks fine as his old self. So he begins to think that she has fallen in love with him. Thus, he sings the song very happily. The song, the scenery and artists are good. The video is watchable for the above and it is a good entertainer.

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