Koyal kyon gaaye – Mohd. Rafi/Lata – Lakshmi-Pyare – Rajendra/Sadhana | Aap Aaye Bahar Aayi (1971)


Movie – Aap Aaye Bahar Aayi (1971)

The song, Koyal kyon gaaye, was featured in the Emkay Productions’ socio-family-drama Aap Aaye Bahar Aayi (1971) produced and directed by Mohan Kumar. The movie starred Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Prem Chopra, Rajinder Nath, etc.

Rohit (Rajendra Kumar) and Whiskey (Rajinder Nath) are traveling to Rohit’s estate when their vehicle sputters and stops. Neena (Sadhana) comes along and the men ask her for help, which she declines. After a few days, Neena is in need of similar help and Rohit comes along that way. When Neena requests him to help her, he sings a song.

Post another encounter between them at her home, they fall in love with each other, not before Neena plays a prank on Rohit. Unaware of these goings-on, Rohit’s wayward friend Kumar (Prem Chopra) sends a marriage proposal to Neena. Neena rejects the proposal by tearing his photograph, without even a look at it. Kumar swears revenge. On the engagement day, Kumar is shocked to know that it was Neena, who rejected him and now she is getting married to Rohit.

Rohit invites Kumar for a night out in the forest’s dak bungalow with Whiskey and Neena. That night, Rohit and Neena perform this song with the tribals.

Song – Koyal kyon gaaye

The song, Koyal kyon gaaye, was penned by Anand Bakshi and set to music by Lakshmi-Pyare.

The man says, “Why does the koyel sing?” The girl replies, “When the winter recedes, the spring comes on the garden, when we feel happy due to the pleasant breeze, at that time the koyel sings.”

Video – Koyal kyon gaaye

The cinematographer is G Singh. Dance choreography is by Satyanarayan.

The video opens with some actors playing the roles of the tribal community, beginning to dance. Sadhana and Rajendra Kumar also change their dresses and join the dance. They also begin to sing. Rajinder Nath is enjoying the song and eating bananas.

Prem Chopra does not appear to be pleased at all. They are sitting on a bench watching the dance. Prem Chopra begins to smoke and is completely vexed. The dancers begin to clap their hands, which takes the song toward culmination.

Soon, Prem Chopra has left the place after smoking a few cigarettes. Rajendra Kumar begins to play the dhol, as Sadhana continues to dance. The song rises to a crescendo and ends abruptly. The video also ends as Rajinder Nath has completed eating several bananas.


Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar sing for Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana.

Cultural Influence

There does not seem to be any influence of any culture on this song. But, this is a romantic song between the hero and the heroine. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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