Movie – Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969)
Zindagike rang kayire 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.
Jai Kishan visits Shimla and meets Meena to fall in love with her. Munish also visits Shimla and realizes that his friend is in love with his beloved. He is reminded of all the help that his friend had done for Munish’s career and family. Munish is sad. Jai Kishan sends Munish’s mother with his proposal for Meena’s hand. Meena’s parents know that the proposal is from Jai Kishan. But, Meena misinterprets the proposal and thinks that it is from Munish.
Soon, Jai Kishan gets to know that Munish and Meena are in love with each other and begins to detest his friend. Munish finds out that the materials being used to build the dam are of inferior quality and tells the workers to stop the work. Jai Kishan overrides the order by Munish and tells the workers to continue the work. He also breaks all relations with his friend and his family. Munish tells Meena that the proposal was from Jai Kishan and she throws the gift, the latter had sent to her, on his face. Soon, she is seen singing this song, sitting on a boat, alone.
Song – Zindagike rang kayire
Zindagike rang kayire was penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi and the music was scored by Ravi.
The girl sings, “Life has several colors.”
Video – Zindagike rang kayire
The video opens with the camera panning the scenic beauty of the place. The camera settles focusing on a small boat with a woman wearing a white sari. A closer look tells us that the woman is Saira Banu.
Saira Banu begins to sing this song. There is nobody else on the boat. I wonder how they had kept the boat afloat. Dharmendra comes out of several offices, dejectedly. My guess is that he is searching for a new job and he does not find one.
Feroz Khan is also seen standing on the dam, forlornly. Saira Banu is seen walking in a densely wooded area. Mumtaz places her hand on Feroz Khan’s shoulder, with understanding. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as Saira Banu walks on the dam.
Asha Bhonsle sings this song for Saira Banu. Feroz Khan and Mumtaz are also seen in the video of the song.
Here comes another philosophical song sung by the heroine of the movie. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.