Movie – Albela (1951)
The song Deewana yeh parwana appeared in the Bhagwan Art Productions’ romedy Albela (1951) directed by Bhagwan Dada and produced by Bhagwan Dada and Rajnarayan Dubey. The movie starred Bhagwan Dada, Geeta Bali, etc.
Pyare (Bhagwan) is a daydreamer and wants to be popular and earn a lot of money. But, he belongs to a poor family and the family members are in the process of collecting money for the only sister Bimla’s (Bimla Kumari) marriage. When Pyare returns home, his father (Badri Prasad) requests him to arrange for Rs.300-400 for the marriage. Pyare promises the same.
The next day, Pyare gets fired for not concentrating on his job as a peon. He also gets thrown out of his home. When he tries to join a theater group, the manager (Sunder) tells him to leave his address and they would contact him. He does not have a place to stay, so he leaves it at that. Pyare joins a pair of street musicians and tries to earn his living by singing a song.
The manager watches the musicians attracting the crowd. A police constable disperses the crowd and the musicians run away. When the manager asks, the musicians take the credit from Pyare’s singing and land a job with the theater. Pyare realizes that everybody in this world is selfish. Soon, he lands at a performer Asha’s (Geeta Bali) place and accepts the job of washing the dishes. While placing the cleaned utensils at their places, they fall down and create some noise. He realizes that music can also be created by tapping spoons on vessels and sings a song. The performance impresses Asha and she recommends his name to the theater manager. Asha personally trains Pyare through all his buffoonery and they perform this song together.
Song – Deewana yeh parwana
Rajinder Kishan penned the lyrics of Deewana yeh parwana… and C Ramchander composed its music.
The man says, “This moth is just crazy. It approaches the flame and burns itself.”
The girl admits, “I regret having burned the wing of the moth. I am on the edge till the morning.”
Video – Deewana yeh parwana
The cinematography is by Shankar A Palav. Dance choreography is by Surya Kumar.
The video begins with Bhagwan Dada playing a drum. Some other male actors are playing other musical instruments. Geeta Bali appears at the top of some round steps. The sets have been made very beautifully. The cinematographer has picturized them very well, despite the medium being black and white.
Bhagwan Dada and Geeta Bali begin to dance and sing this song. The music rises to a crescendo and the dance becomes very energetic and vigorous. The song and the video end abruptly as the lead pair take the end poses resulting in the audience’s applause.
C Ramchander and Lata Mangeshkar have sung for Bhagwan Dada, Geeta Bali and others dance to the tune of the song.
This typically filmi song is a representative of the old times. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.