Main ek haseena woh ek deewana – Asha Bhonsle – Lakshmi-Pyare – Lakshmi Chaya | Aaya Sawan Jhoonke (1969)

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Movie – Aaya Sawan Jhoonke (1969)

Main ek haseena woh ek deewana 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.

One day during a picnic with Seeta and Aarti, Jai Shankar perceives his brother-in-law Rajesh (Ravindra Kapoor) romancing a Cabaret Dancer Rita (Lakshmi Chaya). Jai Shankar is shattered and decides to confront Rita. Rita is performing this song in a bar and Dharmendra visits the place at this point in time.

Song – Main ek haseena woh ek deewana

Main ek haseena woh ek deewana has lyrics by Anand Bakshi and music score by Lakshmi-Pyare.

The gist of the song is, “I am a beautiful woman and he is an admirer of mine.”

Video – Main ek haseena woh ek deewana

The cinematography is by V Babasaheb. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt.

The video opens with a girl beginning to sing and perform this song in shadows. A man playing guitar is seen behind a curtain as well. When light is shown, we see that the girl is Lakshmi Chaya. Dharmendra enters the pub, angry.

Lakshmi Chaya performs some acrobatics while playing the trumpet. Dharmendra is watching her. Lakshmi Chaya moves about the entire audience, performing the song. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as the man behind the curtain hangs himself from the ceiling.

Artists

Asha Bhonsle sings for Lakshmi Chaya and Dharmendra and others look on.

Cultural Influence

There is an influence of Cabaret culture on this song. The song is ok and so are the artists. The video is watchable for the same.

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