Movie – Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966)
Mera Meheboob hai bemisal 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 teases her to his heart’s content. On a visit to his home, she gets to know that there were no twins, ever. He had been playing pranks with her.
Now, she decides to play a prank of her own with him. When he comes to her home as a tutor, she takes him to a cold lake on top of a mountain and throws her expensive finger-ring into the water. She compels him to drop his clothes and jump into the water to find the ring. When he has found it and has given it to her, she picks up his clothes and takes them away. From a distance, she begins to sing this song. Because he is undressed, he cannot come out in front of her.
Song – Mera Meheboob hai bemisal
The song Mera Meheboob hai bemisal was penned by Anand Bakshi and the tune was composed by Lakshmi-Pyare.
The girl is in a teasing mood. She says that the man is wonderful.
Video – Mera Meheboob hai bemisal
Director of Photography is V Babasaheb. Dance choreography is by Satyanarayan-Suresh Bhatt.
The video opens with Asha Parekh moving away from the focus area of the camera with some men’s clothes. Dharmendra tries to come out of the water. Asha Parekh has hung his dress on some stand. She peeps from behind the dress.
Dharmendra goes back inside the water. Asha Parekh begins to play a small trumpet (shehenai). I wonder where she got it. She did not have it when the lead pair came to this place. It’s funny – how things materialize when needed.
Dharmendra keeps swimming around the water. Asha Parekh dances around and begins to sing this song, as well. Dharmendra is shivering and has already caught a cold. The leading man is pleading to the female lead to return the clothes.
Soon, Asha Parekh makes off with the clothes. Dharmendra still keeps pleading for her to return the clothes. The song peters off and the video ends there.
The playback of Mera Meheboob hai bemisal was sung by Lata Mangeshkar for Asha Parekh. A naked Dharmendra is freezing inside the cold lake.
There is not much cultural influence on this typically filmi song. This can probably be called a reverse version of the Leelas of Lord Krishna! 🙂 The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for Dharmendra’s jeopardy and Asha Parekh’s graceful dance.