Movie – Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)
Na tum hamein jano (Female version) 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.
Neela (Waheeda Rehman) is arrested for murder. Thinking she did it, she confesses. Then the well-known lawyer Rajeshwar (Dev Anand) takes up her case. Though she accepts her guilt; when he tries to investigate the case, he realizes that there is a lot to it than meets the eye. Why would Neela be present at the scene of the crime, in the first place? To complicate matters, Neela has lost her memory.
After convincing the police commissioner, Rajeshwar brings Neela to his home. Now that she was in Rajeshwar’s home, he tries to help her recover from amnesia. Under the advice of her psychiatrist, Rajeshwar pretends to be in love with her. Soon, she succumbs to his wooing and reveals to him how she rose to stardom from a street performer due to the inspiration of the play director Beni Prasad. But, Beni Prasad and the theater owner treat her like a money-making machine. She does not have a life for herself and she is not even allowed to meet her mother. The stress takes a toll on her. She wants to leave everything behind and run away. Her co-actor Ranjan (Chandrashekhar) comes to her rescue. He tells her that they would elope together. That night, she is listening to this song on the gramophone when…
Song – Na tum hamein jano (Female version)
The music of Na tum hamein jano (Female version) was composed by Sachin Dev Burman and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
The song says, “We don’t know each other. But, I feel that I have found my soul-mate.”
Video – Na tum hamein jano (Female version)
Cinematographer is K H Kapadia.
The video opens with the wall clock displaying the time as 9 O’ Clock. Waheeda Rahman sits on a chair to relax. The music begins in the background. It appears that a gramophone record is playing and she is listening to the song sung by a female crooner.
She is also looking at her watch. Apparently, she is waiting for someone. She begins to sing, too and goes to sit near an artificial pond inside the house. The camera shows the image of the lead actor.
The black and white medium has captured the beauty of her sari and particularly the designer blouse. The song peters out and the camera focuses on the wall clock, which first shows 9.15 and then 9.30. The video also ends there.
Suman Kalyanpur has sung for Waheeda Rahman.
This typically filmi song does not have any cultural influence on it. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.