Aji aisa mauka phir kahan milega – Rafi – Shankar-Jaikishan – Shammi Kapoor | An Evening in Paris (1967)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1967 hit romantic drama An Evening in Paris produced and directed by Shakti Samanta under the banner of Shakti Films. The movie starred late Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, late Pran, late Rajinder Nath, etc.

Deepa (Sharmila Tagore) is a rich girl from India. She is unsuccessful in love not once but thrice. Thus, she is now on her way to Paris to find real love. It is at this time that Shyam/Sam (Shammi Kapoor) sings this song on the streets of Paris.

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

The man says that people won’t get this chance again that he is introducing a Metropolis like Paris to them.

Video: The cinematography is by V Gopi Krishna. Dance choreography is by P L Raj.

The video opens as the music begins. The titles are also shown during this song. Shammi Kapoor and some Parisian girls are seen performing a few dance movements together in the next shot. The girls move away from the focus area of the camera. He comes forward toward the camera. The Eiffel Tower is shown in the dark night.

The girls go and sit in a convertible. Shammi Kapoor approaches the car and touches the girls’ chins and sits down on the back passenger seat. The driver begins to drive the car. The next shot is in front of Moulin Rouge. Shammi Kapoor talks about lovers moving about hand in hand. He sits on the front of the convertible and continues singing.

The car again moves ahead. Different night scenes of Paris are shown as the credits are shown. The music rises to a crescendo. The video ends with the end of the song.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performances are by Shammi Kapoor and the others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song depicts the Parisian culture as seen in one evening. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.

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