Today’s first post is the analysis of the song, Yeh duniyawale poochenge, from the Bollywood movie, Mahal (1969). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.
Movie – Mahal (1969)
The song, Yeh duniyawale poochenge, was featured in the Roop Kala Pictures’ suspense movie Mahal (1969), produced by Mahipatray Shah and directed by Shankar Mukherji.
Rajesh (Dev Anand) gambles to help others. One day; he is assigned by his rich friend, Shyam (Abhi Bhattacharya) to meet a girl, Roopa (Asha Parekh), on his behalf and give her his letter. Roopa’s uncle (R P Kapoor) wants her to marry Shyam. But, Roopa wants to test the man before deciding anything. Rajesh enters the scene. Roopa falls for him and so does he. This is the song they sing at a picnic with Roopa’s friends.
Song – Yeh duniyawale poochenge
The lyrics of the song, Yeh duniyawale poochenge, were penned by Anand Bakshi and were set to tune by Kalyanji-Anandji.
The man sings, “The outsiders will ask about what happened during the meeting with me. Don’t tell them anything about it.”
Video – Yeh duniyawale poochenge
The director of photography is Pratap Sinha.
The video opens with some girls playing around at the picnic location. They hide Asha Parekh under some umbrellas. She gets up and goes to a Gazebo. Dev Anand comes looking for her and begins this song, inside the Gazebo. Asha Parekh joins him in the song.
They move around the picnic spot, singing and sit together with the umbrellas around them. Dev Anand picks up one of them and so does she. They bring their umbrellas in between them and the camera and close it. The song peters out and the video ends there.
Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle have sung this song for Dev Anand and Asha Parekh. Other actors are also seen in the video.
There is no influence of any culture on this song. I love this Kishore-Asha duet. It is one of quite a few songs where Asha Bhonsle has crooned for Asha Parekh. This is not a solo song by Ashaji, so I can’t call it Asha2. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.