Hoga tumse kal bhi samna – Rafi – Shankar-Jaikishan – Shammi Kapoor | An Evening in Paris (1967)


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

Deepa (Sharmila Tagore) is a rich girl from India, who travels to Paris to find real love. Deepa pretends to be a maid and tells everybody she meets her sob story that Indian men prefer rich girls. Shyam/Sam (Shammi Kapoor) sees her and decides to clear her misunderstanding. He follows her to where she lives and the next day comes with a bouquet to visit her.

When Sam reaches there, he understands from Deepa’s driver Makhan Singh that she is a rich girl. He also gets to know that she has gone for a picnic with 12 other girls after they had ditched their boyfriends. With her is Shekhar (Pran), the wayward son of her manager Damodar Dayal (David). Sam barges into the picnic as a Sheikh and the girls leave the place with their boyfriends. Deepa and her maid Honey are left behind with a bus having punctured tyres. Sam arranges for the girls’ transport, leaving Shekhar behind. While they are leaving in scooters, the 12 girls also join them with their boyfriends. It is at this time that Sam sings this song with the others.

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

The man says, “We will meet tomorrow again. You will realize that this poor fellow is crazy about you.” In short, this is again a song where the man tries to convince the girl into falling in love with him.

Video: The cinematography is by V Gopi Krishna.

The video opens with Shammi Kapoor and Rajinder Nath running 2 scooters. Sharmila Tagore is sitting behind Rajinder Nath on his scooter. The female actor playing Sharmila Tagore’s maid is sitting behind Shammi Kapoor. Shammi Kapoor removes his false beard and hands it over to Sharmila Tagore, which she throws away.

The 12 girls and their boyfriends also join them. The music has already started. Shammi Kapoor begins the song. Though Sharmila Tagore is acting upset, she is actually smiling. The antics of Rajinder Nath are funny. 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, Sharmila Tagore, Rajinder Nath and the others.

Cultural Influence: This is again a typically filmi song where the hero wants to convince the heroine to fall in love with him. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.


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