Movie – Aaya Sawan Jhoonke (1969)
Bura mat suno bura mat dekho appeared in Film Yug’s romantic family drama Aaya Sawan Jhoomke (1969) – Monsoon comes swaying – produced by J Om Prakash and directed by Raghunath Jhalani. The movie starred Dharmendra, Asha Parekh, Nirupa Roy, Nazir Hussain, Aruna Irani, Bindu, Rajinder Nath, etc.
Jai Shankar (Dharmendra) is a foreign-educated man but bound to Indian culture. One day, he is supposed to attend an event and the organizers mistake him for a Singer-Performer Jaidev. It all begins with Sadhuram Sood (Rajinder Nath) assuming that he is Jaidev. Once the real Jaidev appears, one of the organizers, Aarti (Asha Parekh) takes Jai to the stage and insists that he sings in front of the large audience. Initially, he is hesitant. After a shower of slippers and shoes, he begins singing this song.
Song – Bura mat suno bura mat dekho
Bura mat suno bura mat dekho has lyrics by Anand Bakshi and music score by Lakshmi-Pyare.
The song goes, “Never listen to bad stuff about people. Never watch bad stuff. Never say bad things.”
Video – Bura mat suno bura mat dekho
The cinematography is by V Babasaheb.
The video opens with Dharmendra loosening his tie and beginning this song. Asha Parekh is dumbfounded that he can sing. The audience settles down for an impromptu performance by the male lead.
Asha Parekh is not very pleased because she had planned to make fun of him in front of the audience. Dharmendra paces the entire length of the stage as he sings the song. The musicians sitting behind support him with the orchestra.
Rajinder Nath hides behind some of the audience, ready with a large tomato. He gives it to one of the girls there and asks her to throw at Dharmendra. She crams the tomato inside Rajinder Nath’s mouth instead, with a lot of pressure.
For some reason when the camera pans the stage, I found the actually tall Dharmendra dwarfed from that angle. I don’t know if it is the quality of the video (this is the best on the internet) or that the shooting itself happened that way, in which case it cannot be helped.
Soon, Dharmendra sits down on the stage. The song peters out and the video ends as he stands up and takes a bow.
Mohammad Rafi sings for Dharmendra and Asha Parekh and others watch the performance.
This song reminds me of Mahatma Gandhi’s 3 monkeys. One of them covers its ears, another covers its eyes and the third covers its mouth. The song is highly philosophical and right timed in the movie. At the same time, what is actually bad? Only maturity gives you the power to decide that. The song is good and so are the artists. The video is watchable for the same.