Achi nahin Sanam dillagi – Kishore/Asha – R D Burman – Vijay/Asha | Rakhi Aur Hathkadi (1972)


Movie: This song appeared in 1972 social drama Rakhi Aur Hathkadi (Rakhi and handcuffs) directed by S M Sagar and produced by S Noor under the banner of Kala Enterprises. The movie starred late Ashok Kumar, Asha Parekh, Vijay Arora, Danny Dengzongpa, Kabir Bedi, Helen, etc.

Kiran (Asha Parekh) is always troubled by another student Raja (Danny Dengzongpa) in her college. Prakash (Vijay Arora) always comes to her rescue in front of the principal. Raja gets expelled from college. The next instant Prakash invites Kiran for a picnic and she agrees to come. Prakash tells his friends to reach the picnic venue a little late so that he can tell her that he has fallen in love with her. Kiran overhears the conversation and at the venue acts as if she is irked at his behavior. But immediately, she also begins to laugh. It is at this time that Prakash sings this song and Kiran joins him in it.

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

The man reacts sensitively to the way the girl teased him. The girl, on the other hand, says that it was just for fun.

Video: Cinematography is by Dara Engineer. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt-Gopi Krishna-Surya Kumar.

The video opens with Asha Parekh looking for someone. Vijay Arora appears from nowhere and begins the song. Asha Parekh replies to his request. He says something in her ear and she pushes him down, shocked. He pulls her down with him. She plucks a flower and beckons him close. Then, she throws the flower away and laughs. He gets miffed and moves away. She pacifies him and they move on together. The song peters off and the video ends with the shot of the mid-day sun.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle and the onscreen performances are by Vijay Arora and Asha Parekh.

Cultural Influence: The heroine has just pulled the hero’s leg in mischief. He takes it seriously. So, she mollifies him. The typically filmi song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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