Aaj ki raat badi shokh (Duet) – Asha/Mohd. Rafi – Roshan – Tanuja/Rajeev | Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal (1966)


Movie – Nayi Umar Ki Nayai Fasal (1966)

Aaj ki raat badi shokh (Duet) appeared in Shri Vishwa Bharati Films’ socio-political drama Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal (1966) produced and directed by R Chandra. The movie starred Tanuja, Rajeev and Ulhas.

Rajeev (Rajeev) and Shail (Tanuja) are students and have opposite opinions about students joining politics. But, Rajeev and Shail are in love and meet often in the evenings. The information about their dating reaches their mothers and the elderly women decide that post their kids’ final exams, they will tie the sacred knot. Mr. Verma, a well-wisher of these students, is standing for election. But, someone is trying to convince Mr. Verma to step down from the election platform, by hook or by crook. The man’s eyes fall on Mr. Verma’s friend, i.e. these students. He tries to convince Rajeev to stand for the elections. The seed of descent has been sowed.

When Rajeev joins politics, it creates turmoil in not only his relationship with his beloved Shail but also with his mother and brother. But, Shail’s mother convinces her to help Rajeev return from the road of destruction that he has taken. Shail anonymously tries to help Rajeev’s family during their financial difficulties. Soon, she is heard singing this song, on the radio.

Song – Aaj ki raat badi shokh (Duet)

The music of Neeraj Sahab’s lyrics in the song Aaj ki raat badi shokh (Duet) was composed by Roshan.

This is the duet version of the song.

Video – Aaj ki raat badi shokh (Duet)

Cinematography is by M Rajaram.

The video opens with people moving about the streets. This song begins in the background. A female voice is singing. People are listening to the radio. Rajeev hears the song. Tanuja is singing the song onscreen, with musical accompaniments.

Rajeev is grief-stricken and soon, joins in the song. He sings of the street-dwellers, without basic facilities. He insists that he is trying to create a better life for them. Tanuja begins to cry. The music rises to a crescendo and ends abruptly. The video ends as Rajeev leaves the place.


This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mohammad Rafi for Tanuja and Rajeev and others are also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

There is not much cultural influence on this song. This is the sad version of the previous song.  The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.


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