Bolo bolo kuch toh bolo – Rafi – Usha Khanna – Shammi Kapoor | Dil Deke Dekho (1959)


Movie: This song appeared in 1959 hit rom-com Dil Deke Dekho (Give your heart and see) directed by late Nasir Hussain and produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee under the banner of Filmalaya. The movie starred late Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, late Rajinder Nath (debut), Sulochana, late Raj Mehra, etc.

Neeta (Asha Parekh) is a Nainital-based heiress and the only daughter of Jagat Narayan (Raj Mehra) in. She has an altercation with the drummer in Deonar Club, Raja (Shammi Kapoor), which ends in the loss of his and his friend Tom’s (Randhir) jobs. A few days later, Raja sees Neeta and her friends coming his way for a picnic. Raja decides to avenge himself by lying his way into the picnic party. Soon, Raja’s lie is caught and he takes off.

Raja has placed an ad in a newspaper as Prof. Samri that he would solve all problems. He receives 2 letters. Both the letters request him to come to the entrance of Everest club to meet the writer of the letter. One of them is Neeta’s fiancée Kailash (Rajinder Nath) and he is miffed that Neeta is attracted to an accident victim Chandra (Tahir Hussain). The other person is Neeta and she wants to get rid of Kailash and surprisingly Chandra, who has begun to take her false concern to be love. ‘Prof. Samri’ promises both that he would solve their problems.

Raja disguises as an old Muslim with a daughter. The daughter is actually Tom, wearing a Burkha. Raja creates a misunderstanding about Kailash with Jagat Narayan. With Kailash and Tom (in a burkha) sitting together, it is convincing.

The ploy does not work and Raja almost gets caught. But, he and Tom take off. Kailash’s guardian (Sulochana) comes over to Jagat Narayan’s home and fixes Neeta’s marriage with her ward. Soon, ‘Prof. Samri’ calls up Neeta and tells her to meet on the terrace of Radio Club. There Raja plays the drum and sings this song.

Song: The music of this memorable song has been composed by Usha Khanna (debut) and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The man says that he loves the girl and insists that she should say yes if she is also in love with him.

Video: Cinematography is by Dilip Gupta. The operative cameraman is A Bhattacharya. Dance choreography is by Herman Benjamin- More-Sachin Shankar-Prabati Kumar.

The video opens with Asha Parekh coming and waiting on the terrace of Radio Club for ‘Prof. Samri’. Shammi Kapoor sees her and begins to play the drums. Asha Parekh sways on the drum beats and begins to dance on the terrace itself. Shammi Kapoor, now, begins this song. Some couples are seen dancing to the tune inside the dancing area.

Shammi Kapoor stands up and joins the dancers. Asha Parekh throws off her coat and continues dancing. Shammi Kapoor is seen standing on the parapet wall of the terrace and singing. Asha Parekh has recognized Shammi Kapoor and is upset. Asha Parekh picks up her coat and leaves bumping into a pillar. The dancers join Shammi Kapoor on the terrace.

One of the girls pulls Asha Parekh among them to make her dance. Shammi Kapoor begins to romance a mannequin the size of the leading lady. The video ends as Shammi Kapoor ends the song.

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

Cultural Influence: The hero is trying to establish a love relationship with the heroine through this typically filmi song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.