Shyam ke rang mein (part 2) – Lata Mangeshkar – Shankar-Jaikishan – Vimmi | Patanga (1971)


This is the second part of this song and the first song continues after this one in the video I found.

Movie: This song appeared in 1971 moderately successful K R Films’ romantic drama Patanga (Moth) produced by Kedar Kapoor and R S Sharma and directed by Kedar Kapoor. The movie starred late Shashi Kapoor, late Vimmi, late Ajit, late Rajinder Nath, Ashok Kapoor, late Jagdish Raaj, late Sajjan, Parveen Paul, etc.

Shyam (Shashi Kapoor) is Kunwar Amar Singh’s (Ajit) servant Ramu’s (Sajjan) son. But, the Kunwar considers him his own younger brother and finances his education. Shyam meets Renu (Vimmi) on the first class coach of a train and immediately falls for her. She does not entertain his approach for friendship due to a misunderstanding created by pickpocket Kuldeep (Rajinder Nath), unintentionally. Soon, due to Shyam’s efforts, Renu also falls in love with him.

Tragedy strikes and Renu’s brother Manoharlal (Jagdish Raaj) dies in an accident. Manoharlal happens to be Kunwar Amar Singh’s friend and the latter brings his deceased friend’s family to his home. He also gets attracted to Renu because she is his former girlfriend Kamla’s look-alike. These developments are unknown to Shyam and Kuldeep. Kuldeep happens to be Renu’s long-lost cousin brother. Shyam and Kuldeep have become friends because of the common factor of Renu.

The Kunwar asks for Chandan Singh’s (Ashok Kapoor) sister’s Rajkumari (Parveen Paul) hand for Shyam. Chandan Singh feels insulted due to it and breaks his friendship with the Kunwar. Their rivalry increases. Kuldeep meets Rajkumari and they fall in love with each other. Ramu Kaka thinks Renu as the right match for the Kunwar and hopes that he would finally marry her. Renu sees Shyam’s photo in the Kunwar’s home and feels good there. When Shyam returns home, he finds that Amar Singh is falling for Renu. Thus, Shyam decides to back out of his relationship with Renu. Renu is compelled to marry the Kunwar, by her family. Shyam stays away from Renu and does not encourage any romantic feelings between them. Soon, Amar Singh gets suspicious that Shyam is in love with some girl. But, Shyam categorically denies it. But, Renu is still in love with Shyam and waits for an official proposal from him. It is at this time that she sings this song.

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

The gist of the song is, “There cannot be devotion without love. Why do we go to the temple? Pray to the beloved in your heart. Your heart’s desires will be fulfilled.”

Video: Cinematography is by Rajendra Malone.

The video opens with Shashi Kapoor in the process of lighting a cigarette, sitting on his bed and the song beginning in the background. Vimmi is singing the song onscreen. She sits in the pooja room in front of the idol of Lord Krishna. Leela Mishra is sitting in the background, listening to the song. Shashi Kapoor gets up from his bed and feels sad. Ajit is surprised and is happy with the song.

Sajjan enters the room with a small boy, who plays the role of Vimmi’s nephew in the movie. Shashi Kapoor and Ajit approach the door of the room. Ajit and Shashi Kapoor enter the room, as Vimmi is performing the aarti. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as everybody pays obeisance to the Lord.

Artists: The playback singer of this song is Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Vimmi, Shashi Kapoor, Ajit, Sajjan, Leela Mishra and others.

Cultural Influence: This song is an appeal to the loved one in the guise of a devotional song. There is a direct reference to the eternal love between Lord Krishna and Radha. There is an indirect message in the song. The heroine says she cannot live without the hero. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.


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