Kuch bhi karlo ik din tumko – Kishore/Lata – R D Burman – Dev/Rakhi | Joshila (1973)


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, late A K Hangal, Padma Khanna, Sulochana, etc.

Shalini (Hema Malini) has come to the prison during her college vacations. She is the friend of the jailor Manmohan Krishan’s (Manmohan Krishna) daughter Chandra (Sheetal). Shalini gets acquainted with one of the inmates Amar (Dev Anand), who is serving the term for murder. One day, Shalini visits the prison to ask him about how he happened to be there. In a flashback, he talks about his family and his girlfriend, Sapna (Rakhi). During the introduction sequence of Sapna, this song appears. Amar sings this song and Sapna joins him in it.

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

The man says, “You can do anything. But, ultimately, one day you will have to be mine.” The girl disagrees with him.

Video: Cinematography is by Fali Mistry.

The video opens with A K Hangal telling Padma Khanna that he would send her to Paris as desired by her. Sulochana tells him to get a daughter-in-law for her. Dev Anand says that he would get her the daughter-in-law and not his father. The next shot shows Rakhi driving a car. Dev Anand and Rakhi are moving together in a garden with some open space.

He begins the song and she replies to him in the song. He picks up the large shading umbrella and moves around with it. He places the umbrella on the ground and moves toward Rakhi. He tries to hold her back. But, she leaves her coat with him. He begins to sing what she did some time back and she takes over his reply. The song peters off and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Dev Anand and Rakhi.

Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi song where the hero is teasing his girlfriend, who is not the heroine. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.


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