Tum arbon ka her pher – Rafi/Lata – Shankar-Jaikishan – Bhagwan/Sulochana | Chori Chori (1956)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1956 hit romedy (romantic comedy) Chori Chori (Clandestinely) directed by Anant Thakur and produced by L B Lachman under the banner of AVM Productions. The movie starred late Raj Kapoor, late Nargis, late Bhagwan Dada, late Pran, Raja Sulochana, etc.

Kammo (Nargis) is a brat and lives with her widower and multimillionaire father Girdharilal (Gope), who wants her to get married to someone, who is not a gold-digger. He is dismayed at her choice of a pilot Suman Kumar (Pran), who is a known womanizer and a greedy person. The father disapproves and the daughter runs away. He places ads in newspapers for her safe return and is ready to pay 0.125 million to the finder. Everybody wants to get the money. One of them is Bhagwan (Bhagwan), who sings this song with his wife (Raja Sulochana).

Song: The music of this song was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and the lyrics were penned by Shailendra.

The couple sings, “You exchange large amounts of money between people. Give me also a lottery win of 0.125 million. Only you can do it.”

Video: Cinematography is by V N Reddy. Dance choreography is by Kamala Kumari.

The video opens with Raja Sulochana getting up from her seat and moving toward a small temple and beginning to dance. She moves toward Bhagwan to continue to dance. Bhagwan begins the song and soon, joins her in the dance. Raja Sulochana also begins to sing while dancing. The temple is of Lord Hanuman and the close-up shot of the main idol is only shown and the song is dedicated to Lord Ram. This seems a little odd. Soon, the song peters off and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performance was by Bhagwan and Raja Sulochana.

Cultural Influence: This man is in need of a lot of money and has just seen the ad about a runaway girl. He prays to God that he gets the prize that the girl’s father has promised by taking her home. He compares the girl with a lottery win, in the song. This song has only filmi influence and nothing else. The song and the artists are good and the video is watchable for the same.

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