Today’s second post is the analysis of the song Sheeshese pee ya paimanese pee from the movie Phool Aur Patthar (1966). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.
Movie – Phool Aur Patthar (1966)
The song, Sheeshese pee ya paimanese pee, was featured in the Ralhan Productions’ action romrama Phool Aur Patthar (1966), produced and directed by O P Ralhan. The star cast included Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, Shashikala, Lalita Pawar, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, O P Ralhan, etc.
Shaaka (Dharmendra) is leading a life of crime and works for John (Madan Puri). Shaaka has a girlfriend Rita (Shashikala), who is a club dancer. Shaaka has been exiled for a recent crime, during which he had been caught red-handed. But, he returns to his place to help some of his henchmen, unnoticed by the police.
Shaaka is reprimanded for returning to the city by John. But, the latter gives Shaaka another assignment. This is a big heist at a house where there are only 4 people and no security. A fair also opens nearby, which gives Shaaka a crowd to get inconspicuous. At this fair, he meets his longtime friend, Sadakram (O P Ralhan) a street performer performing with his team. Sadakram and his team are actually a group of pickpockets, who attract crowds and steal wallets of people.
The village appears to be experiencing a plague epidemic and the police with the government officials warn the people to vacate the place. In anticipation of a great heist, Shaaka goes to the house, John directed him to. But, Shaaka does not find anything other than an ill woman, Shanti (Meena Kumari). Shaaka calls the kindhearted vaid (Sunder) and nurses her to health again. Shanti is a widow and has been abandoned by her family to die, as they think that she is a jinx.
Soon, the plague scare is over and Shanti’s family returns to see that Shanti is still alive. When they discover that a man (Shaaka is a smoker) has been in the house, she is beaten up. Her brother-in-law, Kalicharan (Ram Mohan) attempts to rape her at night. The rape attempt is foiled by Shaaka, who returns at the right time. In the ensuing fight, Kalicharan is injured badly. Shaaka lifts Shanti to safety and tells her that she can live with him in his house. He promises that he would never touch her, inappropriately.
At night, Shanti watches Shaaka jumping onto a passing goods train and leave. One thing that needs to be remembered is that Shaaka is still in exile. He reaches John’s club and asks his boss for some money. But, John is not very happy with him because Shaaka could not complete his latest assignment. John complies when Rita insists. Rita performs this song for Shaaka at this point.
Song – Sheeshese pee ya paimanese pee
The song, Sheeshese pee ya paimanese pee, was penned by Shakeel Badayuni and set to tune by Ravi.
The girl sings, “Drink from a glass or a goblet. Or drink from my intoxicating eyes.”
Video – Sheeshese pee ya paimanese pee
The cinematography is by Nariman Irani. Dance choreography is by Shyam Kumar/Sohanlal.
The video begins with Shashikala appearing in a white gown and beginning the song. She approaches Dharmendra slithering like a snake and offers a glass of whiskey to him. Though she approaches him romantically, he initially rejects her.
Dharmendra has a sneer on his face. I wonder why. Madan Puri looks amused. Dharmendra swaggers around. Soon, she entices him into coming with her. But, when he looks in that direction, he is surprised. The song and the video end abruptly, there.
Asha Bhonsle sings this song for Shashikala. Dharmendra and Madan Puri are also seen in the video.
There is no influence of any culture on this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.