Yaad rahega pyar ka yeh song was featured in 1975 Gautam Pictures’ Bollywood action movie Umar Qaid (Life Term or Life Sentence for an accused) directed by Sikandar Khanna and produced by V K Sobti. The movie starred late Sunil Dutt, Jeetendra, late Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Reena Roy, etc.
The movie opens with a scene within the bad men’s den where they plan to bump off Vinod (Vinod Mehra), the customs officer; who has been confiscating several of their illegal goods arriving in India. Next, it is Vinod’s entry scene where he bumps into Dr. Bharati (Moushumi Chatterjee) and an accident is averted. It turns out that both are in love with each other. In the next shot, they are on a date in a garden and singing this song.
Song – Yaad rahega pyar ka yeh:
Gulshan Bawra penned the lyrics of this song and Sonik-Omi composed the music.
The man and his beloved sing to each other that they would remember their dates with each other and would establish a small world of their own within the real larger world.
The cinematography is by Sudarshan Nag.
The video opens with Vinod Mehra beginning the song. He and Moushumi Chatterjee are hugging each other. She also joins him in the song with an aalap. As she begins the song, Moushumi Chatterjee runs in slow motion! During the 1970s, there was a trend where lead actors were shown running in slow motion, during song sequences.
Moushumi Chatterjee returns to Vinod Mehra to hold his hands. She hugs his back. They recline together on the lawn. Soon, they are standing and she garlands him. They have peanuts and crisp fried puffed rice. The song rises to a crescendo and it ends. The camera focuses on the setting sun and the video also ends there.
Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar had given the playback for this song and Vinod Mehra and Moushumi Chatterjee had performed onscreen.
This typically filmi song is one of my favorite compositions of Sonik-Omi from the 1970s. I love the vocal chemistry shared by Mukesh and Lataji. But, I feel a tinge of sadness in this song. It could be a hint that things will not be hunky-dory, soon. The song is worthy of a suno and the video is also watchable.