Aaj ka din bhi feeka feeka – Mohd. Rafi/Asha – S D Burman – Johnny/Sabita | Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)

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Movie – Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)

Aaj ka din bhi feeka feeka 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. He saves Murder-Accused Stage Actor Neela (Waheeda Rehman) from a suicide attempt. On the insistence of her long-lost mother, he takes up the case. Neela’s mother tells him how her daughter came to be a stage performer. They belong to a community of street performers. Going on a flash back journey, Neela sings a song while performing some acrobatic tricks. The performance is appreciated by a theater owner and he takes her away to train and establish her as a stage performer.

Rajeshwar decides to begin his investigation from Neela’s bungalow. He is assisted by C I Dholakia aka CID (Johnny Walker) and finds a few clues. In the next scene, CID visits his girlfriend Julie’s (Sabita Chatterjee) home and talks to her from below her window. He insists that she come with him for a date since his boss had given him a tenner. But, Julie is afraid of her mother. CID sings this song at this point.

Song – Aaj ka din bhi feeka feeka

The music of Aaj ka din bhi feeka feeka was composed by Sachin Dev Burman and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The man is disappointed due to the fact that the girl is unable to come with him for a date, on that day as well.

Video – Aaj ka din bhi feeka feeka

Cinematographer is K H Kapadia.

The video opens with Sabita Chatterjee opening her room window and the music begins. She is happy to see someone and blushes. Johnny Walker begins to sing this song, highly frustrated that his date with his girlfriend did not materialize.

Sabita Chatterjee begins to enjoy the song, as she stands at her window. Some girls come to their balconies in buildings surrounding him. Some kids are watching Johnny Walker talking frustratedly and bring a bamboo ladder for him.

Johnny Walker reaches one house’s balcony and a lady comes and pushes him away asking in Tamil, “O, what are you saying?” He reaches the opposite balcony and the girl standing there pushes him. He tries to balance and begins to walk on the ladder, using it as stilts.

Sabita Chatterjee begins to laugh at Johnny Walker’s acrobatics with the ladder. When the ladies on the balconies push him from either side, he lands on Sabita Chatterjee’s balcony and she joins him in the song.

Johnny Walker climbs over the parapet wall and they go into the house. They begin to dance and the actor playing Sabita Chatterjee’s mother enters. The song peters out and the video ends as he goes to sit on a chair, with an apparent headache.

Artists             

Mohammad Rafi Sahab and Asha Bhonsle have sung for Johnny Walker and Sabita Chatterjee. Several other actors look on.

Cultural Influence

Aaj ka din bhi feeka feeka song and dance have some Goan influence. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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