Dil ki nazar se nazron ki dil se – Mukesh/Lata – Shankar-Jaikishan – Raj/Nutan | Anari (1959)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1959 social romantic drama Anari (An Innocent Person) directed by late Hrishikesh Mukherjee and produced by L B Lachman under the banner of L B Films. The movie starred late Raj Kapoor, late Nutan, late Motilal, late Lalita Pawar, Shubha Khote, etc.

Raj Kumar (Raj Kapoor) is honest handsome, intelligent and young. He is also a painter. But, he cannot make ends meet with his works. He is also not able to pay rent to his kind-hearted but stern-behaving landlady Mrs. D’sa (Lalita Pawar). Once, Raj finds a wallet containing a lot of money and returns it to the rightful owner Mr. Ramnath (Motilal). Ramnath likes Raj’s honesty and employs him in his office as a clerk. Raj meets Ramnath’s maidservant Asha (Nutan) as well and both fall in love soon. Raj works hard and gets a good name for his job. Within one month he gets promoted to a store job. Raj and Asha keep dating and one day, confess love to each other through this song.

Song: The lyrics of this song were written by Shailendra and the music was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

The gist of the song is, “What messages are being exchanged between the heart and the eyes? What is this secret? I wish someone told me.”

Video: Cinematography is by Jaywant Pathare.

The video opens with Nutan moving away from Raj Kapoor and he approaching her to hold her forearms from behind. She blushes and moves away again. He begins the song after pulling out a strand of grass and twisting it to break it, in a typically Raj Kapoor mannerism. She also joins him in the song.

They sprint toward a hill holding hands. Both go boating and Raj Kapoor paddles the boat. They reach the beach. The next shot shows them in a garden. They sit near a pond and continue to sing. The song peters out and the video ends as they sit there holding hands.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Raj Kapoor, Nutan and others.

Cultural Influence: There is no cultural influence on this song as such. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.

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