Movie – Zameer (1975)
The song, Phoolonke dere hain, was featured in the B R Films’ action drama Zameer (1975), directed by Ravi Chopra and produced by B R Chopra. The movie starred Amitabh Bachchan, Saira Banu, Shammi Kapoor, Indrani Mukherjee, Madan Puri, Vinod Khanna, etc.
Baadal (Amitabh Bachchan) is a happy-go-lucky man, who serves a community of poor people by stealing from the rich. He is often caught and jailed for it. On the second occasion when he is allowed to go after his prison term, he is advised by the jailor to mend his ways. Otherwise, next time he would be in prison for a longer time period. Once outside, he sees an official taking bribe for some reason and steals the money. He reaches his community and distributes that money to the needy.
One day, Baadal meets Ramu (Ramesh Deo) at a fair. He is a former servant of Thakur Maharaj Singh (Shammi Kapoor). Ramu has always been greedy. Age has not affected his attitude. Baadal’s mannerisms remind Ramu of his former employer and he strikes a deal with him. Maharaj Singh’s son Chimpu had been kidnapped as a child and Ramu prepares Baadal to replace the heir of the Thakur. To this end, Ramu also gets a trident sign tattooed on Baadal’s shoulder, very like the one Chimpu had. Ramu insists that once he gets the millions, they would share it in a 50:50 ratio.
In the next shot, Baadal sets off for Maharaj’s home in a distant place, which a guitar and a knapsack. On reaching the nearest railway station, he asks a passerby for directions to Maharaj’s home. Following the directions, he plays his guitar and sings this song.
Song – Phoolonke dere hain
The song, Phoolonke dere hain, was penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi and set to tune by Sapan Chakraborty.
The man says, “There are a lot of flowers. The trees are casting big shadows. The wind is swaying. In this scenery, blooming spring, I will stop if I get love.”
Video – Phoolonke dere hain
The cinematography is by Dharam Chopra. Dance choreography is by P L Raj/Saroj Khan/Vasant Nepali.
The video opens with a bird tweeting and Amitabh Bachchan beginning the song, as he plays the guitar. He runs around in the grass and performs a few dance steps on a mound, holding the guitar. Soon, he meets some people, who have been digging on the ground. The song and the video end there.
Kishore Kumar has sung this song for Amitabh Bachchan. Some other actors are also seen in the video.
There is no influence of any culture on this song. This is a song praising nature. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.