Shaam dhale khidki tale – Lata/Ramchander – C Ramchander – Geeta/Bhagwan | Albela (1951)

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Movie – Albela (1951):

The song Dil dhadke nazar sharmaye 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 day dreamer 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 in 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 together. His first performance gets him several accolades and he thinks he has won the bet he had placed in front of his family members. He decides to go back home with the money he has received. But, the theater owner tells Asha to convince him not to go, as yet. He seems to have an ulterior motive for it. But, Asha has fallen in love with Pyare.

Though Pyare does not go home, Asha makes sure that his family receives the gifts, he had purchased for them. In the next shot, Asha and Pyare are seen singing and dancing to the tune of this song.

Song – Shaam dhale khidki tale

Rajinder Kishan penned the lyrics of Shaam dhale khidki tale… and C Ramchander composed its music.

The girl admonishes the man and says not to whistle below her home window, in the evening. He tells her to stop shooting Cupid’s arrows from the balcony. Then, he would think of not disturbing her.

Video – Shaam dhale khidki tale

The cinematography is by Shankar A Palav. Dance choreography is by Surya Kumar.

The video begins with Bhagwan Dada walking into a residential area and start whistling in front of a house. Geeta Bali appears on the balcony and begins to sing. Both, begin to dance as they sing. She comes out of the house to confront him. He gets ready to face her. She is not ready to fall for him, yet. She shows some attitude. Soon, the song peters out. The video ends as the lead pair enter the house and they get applause from the audience.

Artists

C Ramchander and Lata Mangeshkar have sung for Bhagwan Dada, Geeta Bali and others dance to the tune of the song.

Cultural Influence

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.

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