Movie – Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969)
Ho neele parbatonki dhara was featured in the Yash Chopra directed B R Chopra produced Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969), under the banner of B R Films. The movie starred Dharmendra, Feroz Khan, Saira Banu, Mumtaz, etc.
Munish (Dharmendra) is returning from abroad after completing his engineering course. His rich friend Jai Kishan (Feroz Khan) has been instrumental in the development of his friend’s career. Rita (Mumtaz) is also on the same ship and has become friendly with Munish. They throw a party for the successful return of Munish.
Jai Kishan immediately assigns Munish the job of constructing a dam for farmers in a village. Munish sings this song after telling Jai Kishan that he was doing a very good job for the country people. But, Jai Kishan is using faulty materials for civil construction on the sly.
On the other hand, Munish and a social worker Meena (Saira Banu) fall in love thanks to some hilariously unsolicited intervention from his peon-cum-driver Ghulam Rasool (Johnny Walker). One day, Ghulam Rasool arranges a date between them, without them knowing. When they get to know, he runs away. They decide that if Ghulam Rasool has made them meet, why not begin dating themselves. They sing this song at this time.
Song – Ho neele parbatonki dhara
Ho neele parbatonki dhara was penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi and the music was scored by Ravi.
The girl sings, “The river of the blue mountains has traveled far to reach this bank. Everyone needs support.” The man replies, “I need someone to call my own.”
Video – Ho neele parbatonki dhara
The video opens with the shots of a waterfall in the background and the camera moving down to focus on the lead pair. Saira Banu has already begun singing and shaking a few legs. Dharmendra catches hold of her hand and they move about the place in tune with the music.
There are a few changes of dresses and locations. It is difficult to decide what is more beautiful – the heroine or the locales shown. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as the lead pair sits comfortably below a tree, with a windfall of white color flowers falling on them.
Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor sing for Saira Banu and Dharmendra,
This romantic song does not have much cultural influence on it. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.