Kiska rasta dekhein – Kishore Kumar – R D Burman – Dev Anand | Joshila (1973)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1973 thriller Joshila (Spirited) directed by late Yash Chopra and produced by Gulshan Rai. The movie starred late Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Rakhi, Manmohan Krishna, etc.

The movie begins with this song, which is heard by the jailor Manmohan Krishan’s (Manmohan Krishna) niece Shalini (Hema Malini). The singer is one of the inmates Amar (Dev Anand), who is serving the term for murder.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi and the music was scored by R D Burman.

The man says, “Whom should you wait for, O heart? There is silence for miles together. There is loneliness for years. The world has forgotten you and me. Then, why there are tears in your eyes?”

Video: Cinematography is by Fali Mistry.

The video opens in a prison. The next shot is of Hema Malini, surprised to hear someone begin a song. Dev Anand is seen beginning the song. Hema Malini asks Manmohan Krishna, who is the singer. He replies that the singer is a prisoner. She is impressed by the song and goes to the balcony to see, who is singing.

There is a flashback where Rakhi is seen running into Dev Anand’s arms in the fog. The director has placed parts of the flashback where Rakhi and Dev Anand are seen together; in between the running of the movie. The song, soon, peters off and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Dev Anand, Hema Malini and Manmohan Krishna.

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

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