Today’s first post is the analysis of the song, Rikshepe mere tum aa baithe, from the Bollywood movie Dil Tera Deewana (1962). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.
Movie – Dil Tera Deewana (1962)
The song, Rikshepe mere tum aa baithe, appeared in the Padmini Pictures’ rom-com Dil Tera Deewana (1962), produced and directed by B R Panthulu. The movie starred Shammi Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mahmood, etc.
Mohan (Shammi Kapoor) is a foolhardy and rebellious son of Diwan Badriprasad (Ulhas). The young man is not always where he is expected to be. One day, Badriprasad and his wife (Mumtaz Begum) are wondering where their son is. At that point, Mohan is at the Rebel Club, frolicking with his friend, Anokhe (Mahmood). Badriprasad catches up with his son and reprimands him. He also takes his son forcibly back home.
Badriprasad arranges for his son to be taught some lessons in discipline, through his friend, Retired Army Captain Dayaram (Om Prakash). To avoid being punished for his brash behavior by the retired army officer, Mohan asks Anokhe to take his place at the army captain’s bungalow, which Anokhe agrees.
Mohan, on the other hand, due to some comic situations lands up without money with Meena (Mala Sinha) and agrees to drive her taxi to help her eke out a living. Meena and Mohan have fallen in love but have not confessed to each other, though they know each other’s feelings. Mohan takes Meena for a date one evening in her own cab and it rains. They confess their feelings for each other, during this date through a song.
Badriprasad and his wife visit Dayaram’s house worried about their only son. Hilariously, it is Mohan, who brings them to their destination, hiding behind a hat, Meena’s cab. During the old couple’s stay, Mohan and Anokhe have a tough time in handling the 2 older men. The trip comes to a close after some really amusing situations.
Anokhe is requested to perform in a play with Malti (Shobha Khote), Dayaram’s daughter. Malti and Anokhe are in love with each other. This is the song, on which they perform.
Song – Rikshepe mere tum aa baithe
The lyrics of the song, Rikshepe mere tum aa baithe, were penned by Shailendra and were set to tune by Shankar-Jaikishan.
The man sings, “You have come to sit in my rickshaw. Now, get ready to watch my talent.”
Video – Rikshepe mere tum aa baithe
The cinematographer is V Ramamurthy.
The video opens with some donkeys passing across the stage and Mahmood turning toward the camera, making the noises that donkeys make. He is performing the part of a rickshaw driver and is sitting on one. Shammi Kapoor and Mala Sinha appear at the event.
Mahmood begins to dance around the rickshaw. Bystanders move away as he takes the rickshaw in between them. Shobha Khote appears on the stage and is looking for someone. She claps her hands and beckons to the rickshawwala.
He approaches her and she steps into it holding his shoulder. Mahmood begins the song and she joins him in it. Mala Sinha has a query on her face and Shammi Kapoor is amused. Some performers dance along.
A couple of other rickshawwalas appear with girls sitting on their vehicles. Om Prakash is also happily watching the performance. Shobha Khote changes to a Maharashtrian sari. There’s another change of dress.
Shammi Kapoor starts making the noise of a donkey and so does Mahmood, who takes the rickshaw to the edge of the stage. The song ends with that and the video also ends with the applause from the audience.
Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhonsle have sung this song for Mahmood and Shobha Khote. Om Prakash and other actors are also seen in the video.
This video is the colorized version of the song picturized on b/w. This song is hilarious, what with the presence of the Comedy King Mahmood. This is a lesser known song from the movie. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.