Arey chote aur bade ka – Kishore Kumar – C Ramchander – Kishore Kumar | Asha (1957)


Movie: This song appeared in 1957 hit dramedy Aasha (Hope) produced and directed by M V Raman under the banner of Raman Productions. The movie starred Kishore Kumar, Vaijayantimala, etc. The movie was partly colored by Gevacolor and Technicolor. The movie was also remade in Tamil as Adisaya Penn.

The movie starts with Kishore (Kishore Kumar) singing this song.

Song: The musical score of this song was composed by C Ramchander (Chitalkar) and the lyrics were penned by Rajinder Kishan.

The song talks about the capitalism as passé and socialism taking over.

Video: Cinematography is by Fali Mistry. Dance choreography is by Sohanlal-B Hiralal.

The video begins with Kishore Kumar beginning the song. He is standing on an elephant. 2 monkeys in male and female costumes climb down some steps, together. Kishore Kumar climbs down onto a horse carriage. Kids join him on the carriage. Kishore Kumar begins to drive the horse carriage.

Kishore Kumar gets into a bullock cart with some older people and one of them drives it ahead. Kishore Kumar throws some pigeons into the air. He climbs down in a market and moves around swaying to the tune of the song. The song, soon, peters out and the video ends as Kishore Kumar moves away on the elephant with some kids.

Artists: The playback of this song and the onscreen performance, both have been done by Kishore Kumar.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song denotes the passing of capitalism and socialism making in-roads into the system of the country. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.


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