An evening in Paris – Mohammad Rafi – Shankar-Jaikishan | Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

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This song was deleted from the movie for some reason. But, I found a video of the same.

Movie: This song appeared in 2016 romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (O Heart, this is Difficult) directed by Karan Johar, under the banner of Dharma Productions. The movie starred Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Lisa Haydon, Imran Abbas, etc.

A wannabe singer Ayan Sanger (Ranbir Kapoor) and Alizeh Khan (Anushka Sharma) meet in London by chance and end up kissing instinctively. They spend the night together talking to each other about themselves and come close. They begin double dating each other with his live-in girlfriend Lisa D’Souza (Lisa Haydon) and her betrothed Dr. Faisal Khan (Imran Abbas). On one such date, they meet at a silent discotheque and Alizeh tells the DJ (Alia Bhatt) to play the breakup song.

Before the night is over, Lisa and Dr. Faisal are seen making out together in the gents washroom. Ayan and Alizeh breakup with their girlfriend and boyfriend, respectively. Post a comic and dramatic withdrawal of Ayan from his girlfriend, Alizeh plans a trip to Paris with Ayan. It is at that time that they lip-synch to this song on their smart phone.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and the lyrics were penned by Hasrat Jaipuri.

This is the same song that was sung by Mohammad Rafi in the beginning of the movie An Evening in Paris.

Video: Cinematography is by Anil Mehta. Dance choreography is by Tushar Kalia.

The video opens with Ranbir Kapoor starting this song on his smart phone. He and Anushka Sharma are wearing earphones. They run around Paris lip-syncing to this song. They dance, have fun and frolic around the city. They also travel around on a scooter. The song and the video end abruptly, as they are having fun sitting on the waterfront.

Artists: The playback of the song has been sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performances are by Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song depicts the friendship between a man and a girl. They are friends. But, they do not have a platonic relationship. The picturization is not as good as the original song. The song and the artists attract the youth. They watch it for the same.

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