Haaye mere paas toh aa – Asha Bhonsle – Shankar-Jaikishan – Helen | Shikar (1968)

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Movie – Shikar (1968)

Haaye mere paas toh aa was featured in Guru Dutt Films’ murder mystery Shikar (1968), produced and directed by Atma Ram. The movie starred Asha Parekh, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Helen, Rahman, Ramesh Deo, Bela Bose, Johnny Walker, etc.

Ajay (Dharmendra) is the manager of Timli Estate and works under Naresh (Ramesh Deo). Late one rainy night, Ajay finds a girl (Asha Parekh) getting involved in an accident in front of his home. He fetches the unconscious girl and makes her comfortable on his bed. Ajay goes to fetch a doctor. But, on the way, he finds that his boss Naresh has been murdered.

By morning, having fetched Police Inspector Rai (Sanjeev Kumar); Ajay realizes that the evidence has either disappeared or has been tampered with. Ajay takes Rai to meet the unconscious girl, he met the previous night. But, she has already disappeared due to the negligence of Ajay’s manservant Teju (Johnny Walker). Now, Rai thinks that Ajay has been hallucinating because he hadn’t slept properly the previous night.

A few days later on a chance visit to a dance performance, he perceives the same girl. It turns out that she is Kiran, the daughter of a retired police officer. He still suspects that she has some connection with Naresh’s death. But, post an altercation with her; he makes it a point to meet her often. They begin to date. But, her father Retired Police Commissioner (Rahman) is not interested in their meeting. At the same time, he is interested in the developments in the Naresh murder case.

In the meantime, Naresh’s assistant Veera (Helen) has a secret to hold back from the world and is flirting with both Ajay and Rai. One day, she invites Rai to her home and tries to seduce him with this song.

Song – Haaye mere paas toh aa

Haaye mere paas toh aa was penned by Hasrat Jaipuri and its music was scored by Shankar-Jaikishan.

The woman tries to seduce the man through this song.

Video – Haaye mere paas toh aa

The cinematography is by V K Murthy. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt-P L Raj.

The video opens with the music beginning and Sanjeev Kumar looking up, as he sits on a sofa. Helen begins to dance and sing this song. She goes closer to him and snatches the magazine he had been browsing through. But, Sanjeev Kumar is not impressed. He moves toward the door.

Helen stops him and he lights a cigarette. Then, he turns to go and again she stops him to push him on to a sofa. His eyes detect a small envelope fallen out of a big book and she allows him to take it away with him. The song peters out and the video ends as she moves away from him.

Artists

Asha Bhonsle sang this song for Helen and Sanjeev Kumar looks on.

Cultural Influence

This is a typical Cabaret song. The song is good. The video is watchable.

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