Mujhe pyar mein – Asha Bhonsle – O P Nayyar | Phir Wahi Dil Laya Hoon (1963)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1963 hit romantic drama Phir Wahi Dil Laya Hoon (I’ve come back with the same heart) produced and directed by Nasir Hussain under the banner of Nasir Hussain Films. The movie starred late Joy Mukherjee, Asha Parekh, late Pran, late Rajinder Nath, etc.
Marital discord increases between Jamuna (Veena) and her husband Colonel Mahendranath and she leaves him. He does not give her their son, so she gets him kidnapped. Mother and son go and live in Srinagar. Mahendranath then brings up Mona, his friend’s daughter as a niece. He wants the now grown up Mona (Asha Parekh) to marry Biharilal alias Difu (Rajinder Nath), who has been to a foreign country and belongs to a wealthy family. Jamuna’s son Mohan (Joy Mukherjee) has also grown up and they have been living in a lower middle-class locality. One day, Mohan and Mona fall in love with each other.
At this time, Mona and her friends plan a trip to Srinagar. Difu comes along. It so happens that they take Mohan’s friends car for the trip. Mohan travels on top of the car out of sight of the girls. At this time, Ramesh (Pran) comes along. His ‘doctor’ says that Ramesh is Colonel’s son and his wife is dead. When he goes to meet Ramesh, he finds him in tatters. Ramesh only listens to Mona. Soon, Mona is compelled to be with Ramesh and Mohan sees them together and Mohan is beaten up. Thus, this song runs in the background.
Song: The music of this song was composed by O P Nayyar and Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote the lyrics.
The girl thinks that she is singing this song. She says that if the man had known her situation he would not have blamed her for it.
Video: Cinematography is by Marshal Braganza.
The video opens with the shot of a sad Asha Parekh. She is traveling in a boat. Joy Mukherjee is walking on the road near the lake. The song begins in the background. Pran is also with her in the boat. He is looking at her and biting his nails. Asha Parekh is crying. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends there.
Artists: The playback for this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performance was by Asha Parekh and others.
Cultural Influence: This typically filmi sad song describes the inner condition of the heroine. She is not able to say it out to anyone. Neither she is able to keep the sorrow inside. The song is good and the video is watchable for the song and the artists, again and again.

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