Gori karle tu aaj singar – Mohammad Rafi – C Ramchander – Dilip Kumar | Insaniyat (1955)


Movie: This song appeared in 1955 costume drama Insaniyat (Humanity) directed and produced by S S Vasan. The movie starred Dilip Kumar, late Dev Anand, late Bina Rai, late Shobhana Samarth, late Jayant, Agha, Mohana, Zippy, etc.

The movie begins with King Zangoora’s soldiers destroying the market by throwing out all the produce and breaking wares on sale. A village girl Durga (Bina Rai) appears from nowhere and slaps the commander Bhanu Pratap (Dev Anand) for what he was doing. As a result, Bhanu Pratap stops the destruction, despite his deputies warning him that Zangoora would not be happy. Bhanu Pratap arrives and argues with Zangoora that the subjects should not be tortured. Otherwise, disaster was awaiting him. Zangoora does not agree and leaves.

Bhanu Pratap leaves his soldier’s headgear and knife and goes away on his horse as a rebel. He is initially not accepted by the people for whom he had rebelled. But, Mangal (Dilip Kumar) and others come to his rescue as Bhanu Pratap had recently saved the life of Durga from a raging bull.

Zangoora gets the news that Bhanu Pratap has got settled in the village and is training the villagers against the oppressor. Mangal is in love with Durga, but cannot talk about his love to her. On the other hand, Durga has fallen in love with Bhanu Pratap. Mangal’s mother (Shobhana Samarth) realizes that he is in love with Durga and visits her father to arrange his son and Durga’s marriage. She returns home and informs her son. It is at this time that Mangal sings this song, driving a bullock cart.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Rajinder Kishan and the music was composed by C Ramchander.

The gist of the song is, “O girl, get decked up. Your beloved is on your doorstep.”

Video: The director of photography is P Ellappa.

The video opens with Dilip Kumar driving a cart with a single bull. He begins to sing the song. He is ecstatic that his desire would be fulfilled. The song peters out and the video ends as he moves on in his path. This song is comparatively very short, consisting of 47 seconds only.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performances are by Dilip Kumar.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi romantic song sung by the hero. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.


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