Ankhen do ankhen – Lata Mangeshkar – Lakshmikant-Pyarelal – Sadhana | Geeta Mera Naam (1974)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1974 Laxmi Films’ action flick Geeta Mera Naam (My name is Geeta) produced by Attam Prakash and directed by late actor Sadhana. The movie starred late Sunil Dutt, Sadhana, late Feroz Khan, late Achla Sachdev, Helen, late Rajinder Nath, etc.

The story of the film is about 4 children, separated in a fair, unknowingly reuniting many years later. Nita (Sadhana) sings this song for the benefit of some orphaned school children.

Song: The music of this song was scored by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal and the lyrics were penned by Rajinder Kishan.

The girl says, “Who gave 2 eyes to us all? Who knows? How is He who knows? Still, He is famous everywhere.”

Video: Cinematography by Pratap Sinha. Dance Choreography is by Saroj.

The video opens with the shot of Sadhana beginning the song. The kids sing along with her. They are in natural surroundings of mountains and greenery. She takes them through a flowing river to the other bank. The next shot is of the kids playing on different rides in a park. The kids move in a circle surrounding an artificial pond. They have their snacks. The kids approach Sadhana as she continues the song. The song peters off and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Sadhana and others.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi song teaching children about eyes and how important they are to us. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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