Akela hoon main – Mohammad Rafi – S D Burman – Dev Anand | Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)


The lilting music of this song by S D Burman can attract anyone, who has an ear for genuine music.

Movie – Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962):

This song appeared in Alankar Chitra’s Baat Ek Raat Ki (A Tale of One Night), a 1962 thriller directed by Shankar Mukherjee. The movie starred Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Johnny Walker, Chandrashekhar, Asit Sen, etc.

Lawyer Rajeshwar (Dev Anand) is selective about the cases he takes up. He sings this song about his loneliness, at this time.

Song – Akela hoon main:

The music of Akela hoon main was composed by Sachin Dev Burman and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The instrumental music of this song appears when the credits are shown along with the other songs of the movie.

This song is about the man’s loneliness and the absence of friends in his life.

Video – Akela hoon main:

Cinematographer is K H Kapadia.

The video opens with someone traveling on a bicycle on a lonely road. The song has begun in the background. A closer look shows that he is Dev Anand. He passes some other cyclists on the road and begins to sing the song. He performs a few not-too-dangerous stunts on the cycle.

Though the black and white medium does not leave much scope for depicting the scenic beauty, the cinematographer is successful in capturing nature and the sky very well. He continues the song sitting in a small boat.

It is nightfall now. Dev Anand is sitting on a platform near the water. The song peters out and the video ends there.


Mohammad Rafi Sahab has sung this song for Dev Anand. I think I saw Edwina Violet among the cyclists.

Cultural Influence:

There is not much cultural influence on this song, which depicts the hero’s loneliness. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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