Movie – Himalay Ki God Mein (1965)
The song, Ik tu jo mila, featured in Shree Prakash Pictures’ socio-drama Himalay Ki God Mein (1965) produced by Shakanbhai Bhatt and directed by Vijay Bhatt. The movie starred Manoj Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shashikala, Jayant, etc.
Dr. Sunil Mehra’s (Manoj Kumar) flight lands in some wilderness because of a medical emergency. He goes about looking for a hospital and is caught by dacoits to be tortured and left for dead. A villager Phulwa (Mala Sinha) finds him unconscious, the next morning. She and her friends take him to her home. Sunil wakes up soon and realizes that proper medical facilities are not available in this village and other villages nearby. A quack (Kanhaiyalal) was throwing the wool over the eyes of the people by promoting superstition in the area.
Sunil returns home to the city and when an epidemic strikes the village, Phulwa brings her father the Chowdhury (David) to the city hospital where Sunil is working (Sunil had given her the address of his hospital.) This incident prompts Sunil to return to the village and set up a charitable clinic there. Slowly, he gains the confidence of the villagers, so much so that they take care of his everyday needs.
The dacoit Lakhan Singh (Jayant) discourages Sunil from staying on in the village, thinking the doctor is a whistleblower for the police. Lakhan Singh is about to shoot Sunil when a snake bites his horse and his aim wavers. The bullet hits his henchman and Sunil does his duty of treating the wounded man. Lakhan Singh seems to regret his attitude toward the doctor. The dacoit is shown to be standing on the ground. His horse must have been killed, due to the snake bite. But, that is not shown.
Sunil informs his rich parents that he had decided to dedicate his entire life to the hospital, he had constructed in the village. His policeman father thinks that he would have to bring his son back to the city, himself.
Sunil has built wooden chairs, cupboards and other stuff required in the small hospital, on his own. Many stuff for his survival has been donated by grateful villagers, as mentioned previously. The doctor has also received some bangles. Phulwa, who also functions as his compounder, draws his attention to the bangles and he inserts some of them around her right wrist. It is intended as a return gift for the favor that she did by supporting him in the hospital. She blushes and goes out of the hospital to perform this song.
Song – Ik tu jo mila
The song, Ik tu jo mila, was penned by Anand Bakshi and the music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.
The girl says, “I found you. It’s like finding the entire world. My heart bloomed and so did the entire garden.”
Video – Ik tu jo mila
The cinematography is by Praveen Bhatt. Dance choreography is by Satyanarayan.
The video opens with Mala Sinha running toward her friends and beginning to dance. The music has already begun. Manoj Kumar brings some more bangles to put around her other wrist. She begins to sing this song addressing the bangles that she is already wearing.
Manoj Kumar is still looking for Mala Sinha and when he sees her, he follows her. As she turns and looks at him, he looks at her holding one bangle in front of his eyes. She blushes and moves away from him toward a scarecrow.
The song peters out and Mala Sinha hugs the scarecrow. Manoj Kumar has followed her till there. When she perceives him, she tries to move away and he catches hold of her hand. The video ends at this point.
Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song for Mala Sinha. Manoj Kumar and some other actors are also seen in the video.
This is a melodious song that depicts the love in the innocent heart of the heroine. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.