Gehre halke halke gehre – Kishore/Lata – R D Burman – Rishi/Amrita | Duniya (1984)


Today’s second post is the analysis of the song, Gehre halke halke gehre, from the Bollywood movie Duniya (1984). The song has been analyzed based on its context and visualization.

Movie – Duniya (1984)

The song, Gehre halke halke gehre, was featured in the Dharma Productions’ action movie Duniya (1984), directed by Ramesh Talwar and produced by Yash Johar. The movie starred Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Pran, Amrish Puri, etc.

Mohan Kumar (Dilip Kumar) is released from prison and visits an orphanage looking for his son, Ravi, who was taken in after Mohan Kumar was sent to jail 14 years ago. It turns out that the 7-year-old boy disappeared from there within months of admission. Mohan Kumar is frustrated by the irresponsible behavior of the manager and visits his old home, which is in ruins now. He remembers the time he was happy with his wife Sumitra (Saira Banu) and son, several years ago.

Jugal Kishore Ahuja aka J K (Pran), Prakash (Prem Chopra) and Balwant (Amrish Puri), who are responsible for the mess that had happened in Mohan Kumar’s life; are big shots post 14 years. Mohan Kumar locates them with the help of his former jail mate, R D Puri (Ashok Kumar) and threatens them.

On the other hand, Ravi Kumar (Rishi Kapoor) is a con artist and is good with card games. He is recruited by J K (Pran) for his gambling den. In the meantime, Mohan Kumar rescues his former employer, the dead Dinesh Verma’s (Pradeep Kumar) daughter Roma (Amrita Singh), from being tortured by her wayward alcoholic maternal uncle (Satyen Kapoo).

On Roma’s birthday, Mohan Kumar books a table at a high-end hotel but cannot go with her due to some new commitment. He tells her that he would join her later. Ravi and his accomplice Tony (Javed Khan) con Roma out of her purse with bundles of currency. But before Ravi can escape, he has to save Mohan Kumar from being shot by Balwant (Amrish Puri), who is one of J K’s accomplices in crime.

When Ravi gets to know that Balwant is J K’s man, the former decides to help J K kill Mohan Kumar. For that, Ravi gets closer to Roma, by returning the purse he and Tony had stolen from her. Roma falls in love with Ravi and they sing this song at this point.

Song – Gehre halke halke gehre

The lyrics of the song, Gehre halke halke gehre, were penned by Javed Akhtar and the music was set by R D Burman.

The man sings, “The dusk is falling in soft, deep shades. Slowly, softly the heartbeats also sing.”

Video – Gehre halke halke gehre

The cinematography is by Jehangir Choudhary-Jal Mistry. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt.

The video opens with Rishi Kapoor conversing with Amrita Singh and her getting very impressed with him. Soon, they go on a trip in a field and she blushes to move away from him.

Amrita Singh begins to dance around and he looks at her, amusedly. She walks into the field and he begins to sing, with her joining in it immediately. The place appears to be a beautiful coastline.

In the next shot, they hug in the rain. She lets him get intimate for a bit and then moves away into a greenhouse, away from the rain; blushing. They walk the aisle in between the plants, together. The next shot is at a waterfall and then, in a garden.

Soon, it is night and they are at a garden with artificial ponds and a lot of lighting. She performs some simple dance steps. The song and the video end abruptly as the lead pair hugs, each other.


Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar have sung this song for Rishi Kapoor and Amrita Singh.

Cultural Influence

There is no influence of any culture on this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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