Movie – Aaya Sawan Jhoonke (1969)
Majhi chal o majhi chal 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 task and insists that he sings in front of the large audience. Initially, he is hesitant. After a shower of slippers and shoes, he performs a song, which gets a “once more” request from the audience.
Jai Shankar and Aarti fall in love and decide to get married. But, Aarti insists that he has to get her father’s permission for the same. On the day Jai Shankar decides to meet her father, the elderly man dies in an accident from Jai Shankar’s car. The charges against Jai Shankar do not stay because evidence shows the senior man’s carelessness while crossing the road, had led to the accident. When Jai Shankar gets to know that the man who died under his car, was Aarti’s father (Shivraj), guilt overcomes him. Aarti doesn’t know that it was Jai Shankar’s car that killed her father.
Jai Shankar’s father (Nazir Hussain) tries to compensate the death by giving Aarti a mere Rs.500. That additionally hurts her. When Jai Shankar comes to know about it, he goes into depression. He is unable to tell Arti the truth. Neither is he able to keep it from her. It is his sister Seeta (Bindu), who inspires him to overcome his guilt and bring Aarti back out of her gloom. In the next shot, Jai Shankar has taken Aarti, her sister Mala (Aruna Irani) and their younger brother Pappu (Master Shahid) on a boating trip. He sings this song at this time.
Song – Majhi chal o majhi chal
Majhi chal o majhi chal has lyrics by Anand Bakshi and music score by Lakshmi-Pyare.
The gist of the song is, “Let bygones be bygones. Moving on is the right thing to do.”
Video – Majhi chal o majhi chal
The cinematography is by V Babasaheb.
The video opens with the scene of the boat-ride where Dharmendra has made friends with Master Shahid. Asha Parekh is still gloomy. Aruna Irani looks on, trying to find ways to bring out Asha Parekh from the gloom.
Dharmendra begins to sing the song. The scenic beauty of the place is worth seeing. He tells Asha Parekh, symbolically that she has to overcome her grief for her younger brother. And she beckons Master Shahid into her arms and kisses his forehead. That does it.
Asha Parekh puts away her gloom and sings, with Aruna Irani and Master Shahid, the song in a chorus. The song peters out and the video also ends as the sun sets.
Mohammad Rafi sings for Dharmendra and Asha Parekh, Aruna Irani, Master Shahid and others look on.
There is no influence of any culture on this song. The song is good and so are the artists. The video is watchable for the same.