Today is Raksha Bandhan and I have chosen this song for today depicting the sacred bond between a brother and sister. My sister this is for you and I dedicate this song to the childhood, we spent together.
Movie: This song appeared in 1971 hit social drama Hare Rama Hare Krishna directed and produced by late Dev Anand for Nav Ketan Films. The movie starred Dev Anand, Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman, Baby Guddi, Master Satyajeet, Prem Chopra, Rajinder Nath, Kishore Sahu, late Achala Sachdev, etc. Zeenat Aman bagged the Best Supporting Actress Award from Filmfare and BFJA Award for Best Actress.
The theme of the movie was the moral and cultural decline associated with the hippie culture. It addressed the drug menace and some social problems like divorce. It was inspired from Psych-Out. The ghost producer of the movie was the prominent Goan hippie Qalim Ahmad Khan.
The background of the movie is the International Hare Krishna movement of the 1970s. The movie begins with the scene of the Montreal-based Jaiswal home. The husband (Kishore Sahu) and the wife (Achala Sachdev) are getting ready to go to a party. The daughter Jasbir (Baby Guddi) does not want to be left alone. But, their song Prashant (Master Satyajeet) cheers her up with a song.
Song: The music of this song was scored by R D Burman and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. Initially, S D Burman was approached to compose music for this movie. But, the subject did not fit his principals and the assignment was thus given to R D Burman.
The boy tries to cheer his sister with this song. He uses as many words as necessary to accomplish his task.
Video: Cinematography is by Fali Mistry.
The video opens with Baby Guddi crying on the pillow on her bed. Master Satyajeet appears at the threshold of the room and the music begins. He begins to sing the song. He takes some flowers from a vase and throws some glitters in the air. He plays with her and she reconciles with him.
It is snowing outside and Achala Sachdev and Kishore Sahu are dressing up for the party. Baby Guddi sucks her tongue. Master Satyajeet continues the song and pulls her thumb from her mouth. He places her spectacles on her nose and picks up one of her plaits. She ducks and he lets go of her plait.
He becomes her horse for her to ride. He also takes her piggy back to their mother, who kisses her cheek. He also takes her to their father, who also kisses her cheek. Kishore Sahu sings a few lines. Satyajeet seems to have been, specially trained to imitate Dev Sahab. Kishore Sahu and Achala Sachdev leave the house.
The 2 kids bid them farewell. Baby Guddi sits down on the floor sucking her thumb. Master Satyajeet leads her to her bed and they lie on it, strumming the guitar together.
Artists: The playback singer of this song is Lata Mangeshkar and R D Burman and the onscreen performances are by Master Satyajeet and Baby Guddi.
Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song depicts the sacred bond between a brother and a sister. Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song for a boy, under the assumption that the little boy’s voice has not begun to crack – the sign of puberty. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.