Movie – Detective (1958)
Mujhko tum jo mile (Version 1) appeared in the Amiya Chitra’s Shakti Samanta-directed ‘shocking’ thriller Detective (1958). This movie was produced by Ranjit Kumar and starred Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Moni Chatterjee, Johnny Walker, K N Singh, etc.
A police officer Loonpe (Moni Chatterjee), from Singapore, travels to Calcutta (Kolkata, now) with his daughter Mashin (Mala Sinha) looking for some smugglers. On the ship, Mashin meets a man Raja Ghosh (Pradeep Kumar) and a little boy Master (Daisy Irani in her quintessential boy-role).
When they reach Calcutta, they all check-in at Gonzalves’ (K N Singh) hotel. Loonpe is in pursuit of a criminal Sukhdev (Krishnakant), who on the suggestion of Gonzalves is masquerading as the rich Mr. Lal, a look-alike.
Mashin and Raja Ghosh fall in love with each other. Everything is going right when during one of Raja Ghosh’s magic acts; Loonpe is killed by a Gonzalves’ henchman. The police are called in. Strange that Gonzalves is not held responsible for the killing even though it happens in his hotel. Anyways, Mashin is mourning her father’s death, in the next shot. Gonzalves has been eavesdropping on whatever is happening in Mashin’s room since her father was alive. So, Gonzalves knew that Loonpe has completed his report and was ready to submit it. He also knew that the Singaporean police officer had found Sukhdev.
By chance, Raja Ghosh finds out about the microphone in Mashin’s room and that Gonzalves is listening to the conversations happening there. Right then, Mashin was being threatened for her father’s report by Gonzalves’ goons. Raja Ghosh runs to her rescue, but perceives the microphone and behaves as if he was faithful to Gonzalves. Then, he whisks off Mashin to some inconspicuous place in Calcutta. Unfortunately, Gonzalves’ goons catch up with them and keeping a safe distance, observe them.
That night, Mashin and Raja Ghosh confess their love for each other and get married, with the full moon and the stars witnessing the marriage. Raja Ghosh sings this song at this time.
Song – Mujhko tum jo mile (Version 1)
Mujhko tum jo mile (Version 1) was written by Shailendra for Mukul Roy’s music.
The man sings, “When I found you, I found the world.”
Video – Mujhko tum jo mile (Version 1)
Cinematography is by P Isaac. The dance choreography is by Surya Kumar-Badri Prasad.
The video opens with Mala Sinha trying to move away from Pradeep Kumar and he begins to sing the song. She turns toward him smiling. Pradeep Kumar comes closer to her and she replies to his question. She keeps performing simple dance steps and they keep moving about the terrace. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as they hug each other.
Hemant Kumar and Geeta Dutt sang for Pradeep Kumar and Mala Sinha.
There is no influence of any culture on this song. This is a simple romantic song. The song is good and the video is watchable.
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