Suno suno Miss Chatterjee – Rafi/Asha – O P Nayyar | Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)


Movie: This song appeared in the 1966 classic Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (Spring Will Come Then Too) directed by Shaheed Latif and produced by late Guru Dutt. It starred Johnny Walker, Mala Sinha, Tanuja, Dharmendra, late Rehman late Deven Verma, etc.

Jitendra (Dharmendra) is a reporter for Jagriti newspaper and exposes the hazardous working conditions in a mine owned by one of the crooked creditors of his newspaper. He loses his job after an argument with the owner Amita (Mala Sinha). He insists that she work for the welfare of the mine workers. But she is not interested. Like he had predicted disaster strikes at the mine and there are a lot of casualties. Amita realizes his worth and not only reinstates Jitendra in his job but also gives him the promotion to News Editor’s post. In the meanwhile, her younger sister Sunita (Tanuja) has already got romantically involved with Jitendra.

Jitendra’s friend Chunnilal (Johnny Walker) is in love with Miss. Chatterjee. But, he keeps flirting with other girls. One day, after one such episode, happening in front of her; Chunnilal tries to mollify her with this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by O P Nayyar and the lyrics were penned by Anjaan.

The man not only tries to appease the girl, but also teases her for being possessive.

Video: Cinematography is by K G Prabhakar. Dance choreography is by Herman Benjamin.

The video opens with the actor playing Miss. Chatterjee walking on the road swinging her handbag. The music has already begun. Johnny Walker is following her on a bicycle. He reaches her and begins the song. He is sitting on the cycle looking at her and cycling backward. He falls down and continues the song.

She is still offended. She gets into a bus and he follows her cycling hard. He comes to her side of the bus and continues the song. She is about to get down from the bus when he enters it. They go to a garden and move about the artificial pond. They see a couple performing a ballroom dance in the garden. The girl, playing Miss. Chatterjee, begins to sing a reply to him.

A few girls and men shake a leg to the music and the girls walk forward in rhythm with the music clapping. The clapping takes the song forward. He pulls her dupatta and acts as if he would commit suicide by using it. She pulls the dupatta back and he falls down. Some men pick him up like they are transporting a dead body.

Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as the other girls and men encircle the main actors of this song and Johnny Walker bows down to the girl playing Miss. Chatterjee.

Artists: The playback singer is Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhonsle and onscreen the song is performed by Johnny Walker and others.

Cultural Influence: This typical filmi song is between a comic actor and another girl. The comic element in the song definitely makes you laugh at least smile. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.


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