Movie – Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966)
Khudaya khair appeared in the Filmyug’s hit romrama Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966), directed by Raghunath Jhalani and produced by J Om Prakash. The movie starred Asha Parekh, Dharmendra, Sulochana, Balraj Sahni, Rajinder Nath, etc.
Ravi (Dharmendra) is a college’s senior student and is on the lookout for private tuitions to help his poor mother (Sulochana) in running the house. One day, he meets a junior student Kanchan (Asha Parekh) and his prank upsets her. Circumstances are such that he is given the opportunity to teach Kanchan, the subject Hindi, in which she is weak. When Kanchan sees him as her tutor, he manages to convince her that he is not the one, who had played the prank with her, but his twin, Prakash.
The next day, Kanchan requests Ravi to excuse her from the classes so that she can visit a tea estate, alone, which her father was planning to buy. Ravi decides to play another prank with her and follows her on his bike. He catches her unawares and sings this song.
Song – Khudaya khair
The song Khudaya khair was penned by Anand Bakshi and the tune was composed by Lakshmi-Pyare.
The man is in a teasing mood. He extols the appearance of the girl and says that her beautiful presence can create havoc everywhere.
Video – Khudaya khair
Director of Photography is V Babasaheb. Dance choreography is by Satyanarayan-Suresh Bhatt.
The video opens with Asha Parekh running along a tea estate walking path. Rajinder Kumar moves behind some tea shrubs holding something like a scarecrow with a hat. Asha Parekh thinks it is Dharmendra and holds her shoes in her hands to beat him up.
In search of the scarecrow, Asha Parekh stumbles on Dharmendra himself and falls near him. He is lying on the grass, covering his face with another hat. She removes the hat to perceive his face. She places the hat back on his head as he gets up and stands up to threaten him with her shoes.
Dharmendra moves away from her and continues to sing. He also performs some funny dance steps. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as Asha Parekh moves along through to forest to her destination.
The playback of Khudaya khair was sung by Mohammad Rafi for Dharmendra. Asha Parekh and Rajinder Nath are also seen in the video.
There is not much cultural influence on this typically filmi song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for Dharmendra’s antics and Asha Parekh’s grace.