Meri bheegi bheegi si – Kishore Kumar – R D Burman – Sanjeev Kumar | Anamika (1973)


Movie: This song appeared in the 1973 romantic suspense thriller Anamika and was directed by Raghunath Jalani and produced by Tahir Hussain under the banner of T V Films. The main artists included late Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, late A K Hangal, late Iftekar, Rajesh Bahl, etc.

Devendra Dutt (Sanjeev Kumar) is a well-known writer and he hates women because he was ditched by a girl. One night, while he is returning from a meeting, he sees a young woman, being thrown out of a moving car. His uncle Shiv Prasad (A K Hangal) insists that they take her home to give her medical treatment. He is hesitant, but reluctantly agrees and they take her home.

The next day the young woman (Jaya Bhaduri) gets back to consciousness and says that she is married to Devendra. But, she did not seem to remember anything from her past. She does not even remember her name except the fact that she was Mrs. Dutt. Though everybody tries to convince her, she is stubborn and insists that the house where she is living at that moment is her home. Given her delicate condition, they decide that they would let her stay with them until someone comes looking for her. Since they do not know her name, they call her Anamika.

They advertise about her in a newspaper, but nobody comes forward to recognize her. In the meantime, Devendra slowly falls in love with her and secretly desires that nobody comes looking for her. On his uncle’s insistence, he takes her to Shimla on a holiday to further help her recovery. There he sees Anamika’s photo in a studio. On further inquiry, he is told that she is the wife of a businessman. He is heartbroken by the realization that she is married. He decides to visit the businessman. There he is shocked to hear that she is not the man’s wife but his employee or escort, who had accompanied him on a holiday to the hill-station the previous year.

After being dumped by his fiancée before, Devendra begins to believe that, like all women, Anamika is also immoral and a gold-digger. Thus, he throws her out of his home. Later, he meets her at a party, where she is introduced to him as Mrs. Kashyap. It is after the introduction that, complying with a song request from the people at the party, he sings this song.

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

The man says he is crying for his dreams, which had been shattered. The girl was unfaithful. And thus she was also feeling guilty about what had happened.

Video: Cinematographer is Munir Khan.

The video opens with claps of encouragement from the people in the party. The music has begun and Sanjeev Kumar begins the song with the humming sound. Next, Jaya Bhaduri’s expressionless face is shown. In the whole song, Sanjeev Kumar keeps moving all over the party floor. When he utters the name “Anamika”, Jaya Bhaduri gives a small jerk of alarm.

Luckily, no one in the party knows that they both know each other. But, Jaya Bhaduri can’t look eye to eye with Sanjeev Kumar. She looks down the moment he looks at her. Now, Jaya Bhaduri moves away from him. Soon, Jaya Bhaduri becomes uncomfortable and leaves the party. The last shot of the video is of Sanjeev Kumar, who ends the song the moment she leaves the place.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri.

Cultural Influence: Through this song the hero laments, what he considers as, the heroine’s unfaithfulness. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.


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