Hum aur tum aur yeh sama – Mohammad Rafi – Usha Khanna – Shammi Kapoor | Dil Deke Dekho (1959)


Movie: This song appeared in 1959 Filmalaya’s hit rom-com Dil Deke Dekho (Give your heart and see) produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and directed by late Nasir Hussain. The movie starred late Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Sulochana, late Rajinder Nath (debut), 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 at Neeta’s attraction toward 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 for 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 backfires 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 up on the terrace of Radio Club. After an altercation with her as Raja, he appears in front of her as Prof. Samri. He gets to know that she has been told by Kailash’s guardian to go with Kailash to Ranikhet. Raja has a job waiting for him at Ranikhet, so as Prof. Samri he tells Neeta that his representative would meet her there and solve her problem.

When Kailash and Neeta are on the way to Ranikhet, they meet Raja and their car tyre gets punctured. Raja helps them change the tyre on the condition that Neeta travels with him to Ranikhet. Neeta makes him change the tyre, but, gives him the slip. Soon enough, the car encounters an accident and the fuel pipe breaks. She has no other alternative than to travel with Raja to the next village, where a mechanic would be available. Raja ties the car to the back bumper for the jeep with a rope, so that the car travels with them to the next village. Kailash travels in the car. All through the journey, Raja tries to get close to Neeta to spite Kailash, telling her that Kailash is not the right life-partner for her.

Kailash gets angry. After the car is repaired at the next village, Kailash and Neeta go to his home. There, even before entering the place, Kailash pours his anger on Neeta because Raja had tried to get close to her. Neeta fights with Kailash, saying that he does not trust her and goes to stay at a hotel at night. Raja is already there as a drums player. Neeta realizes at night that she has fallen in love with Raja. In the morning, she comes out in the porch area in a thoughtful mood. Raja sees her 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 sings, “We and this weather, the atmosphere itself is intoxicating. Even if you don’t talk to me, I have heard everything.”

Video: Cinematography is by Dilip Gupta. The operative cameraman is A Bhattacharya.

The video opens with Cuckoo Dancer strumming a guitar. The next shot is of Shammi Kapoor turning to look at her. He turns back to look at Asha Parekh, who is sad and confused. He begins the song. Asha Parekh looks like she is suffering from love pangs. He goes to sit on a chair and continues the song. He moves closer to her. Then, he realizes that she is crying. He moves behind her chair and places his hand on her shoulder. She places her head on his hand. Thus, ends the video.

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

Cultural Influence: The hero insists that the heroine has also fallen in love with the hero. Now, things cannot be changed. The typically filmi song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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