Humne tumko dekha – Shailendra singh – R D Burman – Rishi | Khel Khel Mein (1975)

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I like this song due to the presence of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh in it as well as for the fact that Shailendra Singh has sung it as playback.

Movie: This song appears in 1975 Rose Movies’ romantic thriller Khel Khel Mein (During the Game) a movie produced by Ravi Malhotra and directed by Ravi Tandon. The movie starred Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rakesh Roshan, late Satyen Kapoo, late Lalita Pawar, Aruna Irani, Dev Kumar, late Iftekhar, etc.

Ajay Anand (Rishi Kapoor) is a naïve student, new to the college. Vikram (Rakesh Roshan) rags him often leading to a fight. After the fight is over, surprisingly, they become friends and Ajay is admitted into their group. Vikram’s pastime is mainly to play tricks and practical jokes on people and Ajay joins him in new ones.

Soon, it is time for their Annual Day Program and Nisha (Neetu Singh) and all the friends insist that Ajay perform on stage because the person, who was going to perform had lost his voice. Ajay was supposed to lip-sync to a recorded song. But the tape does not work at the right time and Ajay sings this song for Nisha.

Song: Lyricist of this song is Gulshan Bawra and the music was composed by R D Burman.

The man sings that he and the girl seem familiar to each other because perhaps they have met before in a previous birth. They look at each other but the girl, soon, looks down due to shyness. The man is fond of this style of hers. They faced each other in such a way that he had to hold on to his heart.

Video: Cinematography is by M R Vasudev. The dance of this song was choreographed by P L Raj.

The video opens with Rishi Kapoor beginning to play the guitar and beginning the song on the stage. As he begins the song, Neetu Singh looks up from the tape recorder, surprised. Rishi Kapoor begins to dance as well. Rakesh Roshan congratulates them from elsewhere. Soon, Rishi Kapoor throws away the guitar and looks at Neetu Singh to be appreciated for his efforts.

Even Rakesh Roshan gestures to him that he is fantastic. Rishi Kapoor pulls a few girls onto the stage to dance with them. Then, he approaches Neetu Singh and tells her to dance with him. He pulls her onto the stage and insists her to dance. She performs a few steps and wants to leave. But, he pushes her onto the stage floor and continues the song.

Both dance together for some time. Rishi Kapoor tells everyone to dance and they do. Thus ends the video.

Artists: Playback singers are Shailendra Singh. Rishi Kapoor lip-syncs to the song and Neetu Singh joins him in the dance.

Cultural Influence: This song is meant to be for the college annual day function of the lead pair of the movie. It is a time pass entertainment piece. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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