Agar mujhse mohobbat hai – Lata Mangeshkar – Madan Mohan – Supriya Choudhury | Aap Ki Parchayiyan (1964)

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Movie: This song appears in the 1964 Emkay Productions’ family drama Aap Ki Parchayiyan (Your Shadows) produced and directed by Mohan Kumar. The movie starred Dharmendra, Supriya Choudhury, Shashikala, late Om Prakash, late Manorama, Suresh, late Nasir Hussain, late Leela Chitnis, etc.

Dinanath Chopra (Nazir Hussain) stays in a small house with his wife (Leela Chitnis) and 2 sons – Baldev (Suresh) and Chandramohan (Dharmendra). Dinanath mortgages his house to finance Baldev’s medical education. After he becomes a doctor, Baldev marries Rekha, who is from a rich family with parental blessings. Rekha’s father helps Baldev set up a dispensary and medical store.

Chandramohan studies in college and has a sweetheart, Asha (Supriya Choudhury), who lives with her father Vilayati Ram (Om Prakash) and mother (Manorama). Vilayati Ram is a kind of quack. On the other hand, Baldev’s attitude toward his family changes after marriage and he becomes insensitive to his family. He always thinks about his wife and her family. He does not allow his wife to help in the household work.

Rekha hears Chandramohan and his mother talking about her and realizes that they do not have a good opinion about her. She does not realize that this is due to her own behavior. Soon, Baldev and his wife shift to a different home. When Chandramohan and Asha meet on a date, he is sad. So, Asha sings this song to cheer him.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by late Raja Mehendi Ali Khan and the music was composed by late Madan Mohan.

The girl requests the man to tell her about his sorrows if he is really in love with her. She also asks him, why he does not make her, who is his life partner, his partner for sorrow.

Video: Cinematography is by K H Kapadia.

The video opens with Dharmendra and Supriya Choudhury sitting in front of each other, both being sad. The music has already begun. She begins the song. I felt that there is some resemblance between Supriya Choudhury and Suchitra Sen. The song peters out and the video ends as they continue to sit in the same place.

Artists: The playback has been given by Lata Mangeshkar and Supriya Choudhury has lip-synced to it while Dharmendra looks on.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi sad song where the heroine insists that the hero share with her all his sorrow if he was in love with her. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.

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