Movie: This song appeared in 1973 Kapileshwar Films’ hit comic action drama Kahani Kismat Ki (The Story of Fate) directed and produced by Arjun Hingorani. The movie starred Dharmendra, Rekha, late Ajit, late Rajinder Nath, late Bharat Bhushan, Sulochana, Jayashree T, Rajni Gupta, late Abhi Bhattacharya, etc.
The story goes this way: Premchand (Ajit) receives a letter from his father-in-law that he is on death bed and would like to see his granddaughter and transfer all his wealth in her name. But, Premchand’s daughter had recently expired and he had adopted another girl. Soon after they arrive at the rich man’s home, Premchand is blackmailed by another man, who had learnt about his secret. Soon, this song is heard and a mendicant sings it.
Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Rajinder Kishan and the music was scored by Kalyanji-Anandji.
The gist of the song is, “A human being may laugh or cry, whatever is destined to happen will happen. Whatever is supposed to happen and when it is supposed to happen; only the writer (God) will know.”
Video: Cinematography is by Kishore Rege. The titles run during this song.
The video opens with the death of the rich man and the little girl looking at him. From the next shot, the music begins and so do the titles. A mendicant is seen singing this song in a lonely residential area. Ajit is shown controlling his happiness due to something. Ajit is also seen paying the blackmailer a small bundle of currency notes.
The mendicant becomes older, which shows the passage of time. The girl also becomes older and seen skipping. Ajit continues to pay the blackmailer. Soon, the little girl grows up to become Rekha and Ajit is seen to be older. Rekha waves to Ajit and gets into a car. The video continues to show the second part of the song.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mukesh and the onscreen performances were by Ajit and others.
Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi song, which says that destiny is unpredictable. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.