Dil mera aaj kho gaya hai kahin – Mohammad Rafi – Ravi – Joy Mukherjee | Door Ki Aawaz (1964)


Movie: This song appeared in Goel Cine Corporation’s mystery flick Door Ki Aawaz (1964) produced and directed by Devendra Goel.
Prakash (Joy Mukherjee) lives in Chandan Nagar with his sister, Mala (Malika) and widowed mother (Durga Khote). Mala becomes a victim of a train accident when she is on the way to a friend’s wedding. With Mala, her boyfriend Motilal (Johnny Walker) and another woman (Saira Banu) are hospitalized. Due to the accident, the woman loses her memory after being molested by Kailash (Pran). Mala and Prakash convince their mother to take this woman back home with them. They call her Jyoti. Prakash has fallen in love with her and she also reciprocates the feelings. One day, they go on a date and sing this song.
Song: The lyrics of this song were written by Shakeel Badayuni and the music was scored by Ravi.
The gist of the song is, “My heart is lost somewhere today. Just check if it is below your feet.” He sings about his love for the girl in so many words.
Video: Cinematography is by Pandurang Naik. Dance choreography is by Sohan Lal.
The video opens with Saira Banu and Joy Mukherjee running on a tree-shaded garden path. Then, they are seen traveling in a car. In the next shot, they are back in the garden and Joy Mukherjee begins the song. Saira Banu shows some attitude. Joy Mukherjee plays the harmonica and performs a few dance steps.
Saira Banu also moves to the tune of the music among Ravenella madagascaris (traveler’s palm). Joy Mukherjee catches hold of her hand and continues the song. Johnny Walker and Malika are amusing themselves in the children’s play area. Saira Banu is happy. The song peters out and the video ends there.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performances are by Joy Mukherjee, Saira Banu, Johnny Walker and Malika.
Cultural Influence: This typically filmi romantic song discusses the fact that the hero and the heroine have fallen in love with each other. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.


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