This song appears twice in the movie – one when the hero is anticipating his wedding with his beloved and second when his first night is postponed by the arrival of some guests. I had to cover both the parts together because the only video of the first song is present together with the second part in the net. Besides, the first past is at the end of the second part.
Movie: This song was featured in the 1968 L B Films’ Anokhi Raat (Strange Night) directed by Asit Sen and produced by L B Lachman. The movie starred late Sanjeev Kumar, Zaheeda Hussain, Aruna Irani, late Keshto Mukherjee, late Mukri and Parikshit Sahni (as Ajay Sahni).
Baldev Singh (Sanjeev Kumar) is a simple and innocent guy, on whom his villagers burden their daily requirements. He is in love with Gopa (Zaheeda Hussain) and she also reciprocates her love for him. He decides to get married to her and he sings this song at that time. When he gets married, on their wedding night some guests appear to find accommodation in the bungalow he takes care of. He has to go to the market at night to get grocery and other food materials for the guests, leaving his wife behind to take care of the guests. He sings the same song while returning to his home.
Song: The lyrics were written by Indeewar and the music was composed by Roshan.
The gist of the song is that the man tells himself to be patient because he would soon unite with his beloved.
Video: Director of Photography is Kamal Bose.
The video opens with Sanjeev Kumar selecting vegetables in a stall. Then, he selects a hen and some eggs. He climbs into his bicycle and begins the song as he hits the pedal hard. In the meantime, Zaheeda gets some water for the guests so that they can drink their alcohol. The men are very much interested in Zaheeda, as she places the plate of glasses on the table near them.
Zaheeda is not happy at the men’s lecherous attitude toward her. Sanjeev Kumar is delayed because he falls down from the cycle as a buffalo comes into his path, suddenly. When he returns home, he sees light there. The scene suddenly goes back to the time they were not married. At that time, he takes care of all household activities all by himself and sings this song.
The song and the video end as he lies down on a table with a stick broom in his arms!
Artists: The singer of this song is Mukesh and Sanjeev Kumar lip-synchs to it. Zaheeda Hussain and others also perform onscreen.
Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi song depicting the villager-hero singing about his union with his beloved. There is a hint of sadness in the song. The song is particularly notable for Sanjeev Kumar’s comic antics. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.