Movie – Ek Phool Do Mali (1969)
The song, Auladwalon phoolo phalo, 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, they fall in love with each other.
In the meantime, Kailashnath is lonely. His doctor (David) asks him to get married again to beget children. But, he tells the doctor in a roundabout manner that he cannot become a father anymore. On being told that he could adopt a kid, he replies that he did not want his bad luck to brush off on someone else’s child. A couple of beggars sing this song at this point outside the bungalow.
Song – Auladwalon phoolo phalo
The song, Auladwalon phoolo phalo, was written by Prem Dhawan and set to tune by Ravi.
The man says, “O people with children, bloom.”
Video – Auladwalon phoolo phalo
The Director of photography is Keki Mistry. Operative Cameraman is Rustam Engineer.
The video opens with the song beginning in the background and David looking in that direction. Balraj Sahni is climbing some stairs. He is gloomy. In the meanwhile, outside, an old man is singing this song as he plays the harmonium that his has hung on his shoulders.
There is a small blind girl with him. Balraj Sahni runs out to them and tells them to stop singing. This is the full version of the song. But, I will stop at this point because the context needs to be explained before the remaining portion is described.
Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhonsle sing this song for an old actor and a little girl. David and Balraj Sahni are also seen in the video.
There is no influence of any culture as such on this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.