Main gaon tum so jao – Mohammad Rafi – Shankar-Jaikishan – Shammi Kapoor | Brahmachari (1968)

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This song appears twice in the movie – one is the happy version and the other is the sad version. I have chosen the happy version.

Movie: This song was featured in the Sippy Films’ romantic movie Brahmachari released in 1968 directed by Bhappi Sonie and produced by GP Sippy and Ramesh Sippy. The movie starred Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Mohan Choti, Pran, etc.

Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor) is an orphan and takes care of many orphan kids in his home, along with a servant (Mohan Choti). Poverty makes it hard for him to make 2 ends meet. One day, he meets a young woman Sheetal (Rajshree) and saves her from committing suicide. Sheetal is in love with a wanton man Ravi Khanna (Pran). Brahmachari assures that he would reunite her with Ravi; if she gives him money after the job is done. He decides to work on her appearance continuously so that Ravi likes her. At night, he sings this lullaby for the benefit of the orphaned children in his home.

Song: Music was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics were penned by Shailendra.

The man sings this lullaby for the children to sleep and lose themselves in happy dreams.

Video: Cinematography is by Taru Dutt. Dance choreography is by Herman Benjamin.

The video opens with Shammi Kapoor gently placing one of the little girls on a hobby horse. The slow music has already begun. All the kids and Rajshree come into the room. Shammi Kapoor begins the song. A little boy approaches him. He picks up the little boy and hands him over to Rajshree. The girl he placed on the hobby horse has placed her thumb in her mouth and gone to sleep while moving the hobby horse.

Shammi Kapoor picks up the sleeping girl and gives her to Rajshree. The kids and Shammi Kapoor perform a few dance steps. Shammi Kapoor pulls Mohan Choti into the kitchen and tells him to fill up milk for a kid. He complies with his boss’ wishes. Shammi Kapoor tests the taste and the temperature of the milk in the feeding bottle.

Shammi Kapoor gives the feeding bottle to Rajshree to feed the little girl, who was sitting on the hobby horse. She makes the little girl sleep on one of the bunk beds. The other kids also go to their own beds. Rajshree makes sure that all the kids are in their own beds and goes to lie on her own. Shammi Kapoor begins to whistle.

The music peters off. Mohan Choti places his own bed on the floor in between the kids. Shammi Kapoor covers Rajshree with her bed sheet and leaves the room. Thus, ends the video.

Artists: Mohammad Rafi sang the playback of this song, while Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Mohan Choti and some kids performed onscreen.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi lullaby. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.

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