Movie – Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969)
Dil karta O Yaara Dildara 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. Meena is called away to the city by her father for some reason.
On the other hand, Munish’s sister Renu (Poonam Sinha or Komal) and Cookie are in love with each other and their family knows about it. Munish, his mother and Jai Kishan decide to marry them off. It turns out that Cookie is a military officer and the next shot corroborates it. The next shot has this song.
Song – Dil karta O Yaara Dildara
Dil karta O Yaara Dildara was penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi and the music was scored by Ravi.
The men sing, “My heart says, O Dear Friend, we should do something good that will remain in people’s minds and they should discuss our contribution for centuries.”
Video – Dil karta O Yaara Dildara
The video opens with Cookie and other actors clapping in tune with the music, which has begun. Roopesh Kumar suddenly appears in front of the camera and begins to sing the song. He hugs Cookie and continues to sing.
A flaming torch is seen in front of the camera. The actors light flamed torches from the first one. By now, all of them are dancing. Someone plays the mandolin. The song rises to a crescendo and ends. The video also ends as their performance reaches the peak.
Mahendra Kapoor, Balbir, Joginder sing this song on the playback and the actor playing Cookie, Roopesh Kumar and others perform it. I couldn’t get the real name of the actor playing the role of Cookie from any of my sources. So, I have referred to him by his screen name.
This patriotic song has the influence of Punjabi Bhangra on it. I just love the choreography. The song has a lot of enthusiasm, characteristic of patriotic songs, in it. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.