Aye dil mujhe batade is one of my favorite songs sung by Geeta Dutt. This song appears in the social frama Bhai-Bhai (1956) directed by M V Raman and produced by A V Meiyappan for A V M Productions.
Ashok (Ashok Kumar) is the owner of Superior Motors, which has branches in Bombay (Mumbai now), as well. He is the ideal caring and loving husband to the perfect wife Lakshmi (Nirupa Roy). They have a naughty little son Munna (Daisy Irani). Lakshmi is always at the service of her husband.
One day, Ashok starts on a trip to Mumbai and Lakshmi requests him to look out for his brother, whom they had lost 15 years back. In Mumbai, Raja (Kishore Kumar) is a pickpocket and meets the street performer Rani (Nimmi), one day. Raja helps Rani when her father is struck by a fast car. The car is being driven by Sangeeta (Shyama), who is driving Ashok to his destination. Sangeeta is Ashok’s Mumbai manager Bulbul’s (Om Prakash) sister. Ashok saves Sangeeta from prosecution in the accident. Soon, Sangeeta is seen singing this song.
Song – Aye dil mujhe batade:
Rajinder Kishan penned the lyrics of this song and Madan Mohan composed its music.
The girl says that she has fallen in love. But asks her heart, who is the person she has fallen in love with.
The cinematography is by T Muthuswamy. Dance Choreography is by K N Dandayuthapani.
The video opens with Shyama on the piano and beginning the song. Ashok Kumar’s attention is attracted by the song. Shyama gets up and begins to dance. The room is vast! Today, people live in apartments and have such small rooms in them. It’s a shame. Unfortunately, nothing can be done about this. Population explosion is such an issue.
Ashok Kumar takes the stairs to the upper floor in the bungalow. Shyama spots him coming up and feels happy. As she dances all over her bedroom, she gets on the bed and rolls over it, singing. Ashok Kumar passes her bedroom door but walks further to a window and opens it. He looks inside to see, who is singing.
Shyama is happy that Ashok Kumar showed interest in the singer, i.e., her. He changes into a nightdress and comes to visit her. He watches her, smiling and enjoying the song. The song rises to a crescendo and ends as she bumps into him. The video ends as she turns and looks shocked.
Geeta Dutt has sung this song on the playback and Shyama and Ashok Kumar have their onscreen presence in it.
This typically filmi song is in a fast tempo and sticks to your heart without much effort. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.