Hathon mein hath – Rafi/Asha – Ravi – Joy/Saira | 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. The movie starred late Joy Mukherjee, Saira Banu, late Johnny Walker, Malika, late Durga Khote, late Pran, etc.
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. But, when Motilal suggests to Prakash’s mother to wed Jyoti with her son. She finds it difficult to accept the alliance. One day, Prakash finally convinces that Jyoti is, after all, a human being and she can wed him on that basis. When his mother is convinced, the lead pair goes on a date and sings this song.
Song: The lyrics of this song were written by Rajinder Kishan and the music was scored by Ravi.
The gist of the song is that the man and the girl are together and they are happy to be so because they are in love with each other.
Video: Cinematography is by Pandurang Naik. Dance choreography is by Sohan Lal.
The video opens with the lead pair riding horses on a tree-shaded road. The instant the music starts both begin to sing. They are holding each other’s hands as they ride their horses. A skein of swans is seen moving together on a waterbody. The lead pair also travels in a boat. They pass near the string of the waterfowl. The song peters out and the video ends as they move forward in the waterbody.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhonsle and the onscreen performances are by Joy Mukherjee and Saira Banu.
Cultural Influence: This typically filmi romantic song where the lead pair is happy that they would be married soon. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.


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