Movie – Ek Phool Do Mali (1969)
The song, Saiyan le gayi jiya, was featured in the Goel Cine Corporation’s blockbuster fam-socio-drama Ek Phool Do Mali (1969), produced and directed by Devendra Goel. The movie starred Balraj Sahni, Sadhana, Sanjay Khan, etc.
Kailashnath Kaushal (Balraj Sahni) loses his ability to become a father in an accident, after his wife and newborn die during childbirth. Looking for peace, he goes to the mountains. He begins to teach mountaineering to young men.
Amar (Sanjay Khan) from Africa is one of his students. This man picks up a fight with the village girl, Somna (Sadhana) and after a game of some one-upmanship between them, he traps her in her own game. He begins to blackmail her and then, insists that she sing a song for him to get out of the trap. She sings this romantic song since she knows only this one.
Song – Saiyan le gayi jiya
The song, Saiyan le gayi jiya, was written by Inderjeet Singh Tulsi and set to tune by Ravi.
The girl says, “O Beloved, your first sight stole my heart. This is the effect of your magic on me, O Conjurer.”
Video – Saiyan le gayi jiya
The director of photography is Keki Mistry. Operative Cameraman is Rustam Engineer. Dance choreography is by B Sohanlal (South).
The video opens with Sadhana beginning to dance and sing. Sanjay Khan is highly pleased with the performance. She tries to take away the tape recorder, which is proof that she is at fault. But, Sanjay Khan is fast enough to stop it. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as she apologizes to him and runs away.
Asha Bhonsle sings this song for Sadhana. Sanjay Khan is also seen in the video-clipping.
There is no influence of any culture as such on this song. This is a romantic song, sung by the heroine, under pressure from the hero. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.