The second post for today is the analysis of the song, Hain pyarke do matwale, from the Bollywood movie Apradhi Kaun (1957). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.
Movie – Apradhi Kaun (1957)
The song, Hain pyarke do matwale, was featured in Bimal Roy Productions’ murder mystery Apradhi Kaun (1957), produced by Bimal Roy and directed by Asit Sen. The movie starred Abhi Bhattacharya, Mala Sinha, Gajanan Jagirdhar, etc.
The movie begins with a partially paralyzed Shree Nath (Gajanan Jagirdhar) visiting his younger brother Dina Nath (also Gajanan Jagirdhar), who has usurped the older brother’s properties. Shree Nath informs his younger brother that their father had willed the properties to Shree Nath and another brother Pitamber.
Then begins Dina Nath’s quest for his father’s last will, which leads him to a club where his girlfriend Lily is performing a song. During the song, she informs him that the person he has come to meet is in the room 504 – Rai Bahadur Janki Nath (Murad). Janki Nath is the man, who is holding Dina Nath’s father’s last will. Dina Nath tries to bargain with Janki Nath to get back the will. But the other man does not budge.
Lily is two-timing Janki Nath and helps Dina Nath reach the former’s home to steal the will. But Janki Nath arrives at the right time and during a scuffle, is killed. Dina Nath escapes with the will, before the police reaches the place.
At that point, Shobha (Mala Sinha) approaches Detective Rajesh Nath (Abhi Bhattacharya) to steal something. But when he refuses, she has to leave, dejectedly. Rajesh is, then, contacted by Dina Nath for protection since the latter suspects that someone would kill him. The former has to stay with the latter for the same. With Rajesh comes his assistant, Balram (Kumud Tripathi).
The police find out that Dina Nath is connected to the murder of Janki Nath and by the time they reach the house, the accused has already been killed. Rajesh and the police, now, jointly begin to investigate the case. There are several suspects including the in-house doctor (Tarun Bose), who is researching on the treatment for asthma; the manager of Dina Nath and others.
In the meantime, Shobha steals the will from the dead man’s room and she is caught by Rajesh, at the nick of time. Shobha tells him about Dina Nath’s brother Pitamber and is about to say something about Pitamber’s daughter when they see a dark shadow listening from the opaque window. Rajesh rushes out to catch the person. But the unknown person disappears.
The next day, Rajesh is about to leave for the city to find more information about Shobha, without her knowing about the reason for his departure. At the same time, he instructs her to keep the will with her to trap the killer.
Rajesh also instructs Balram to keep an eye on the people at the house, in the former’s absence. But Balram and Champa (Kammo), the housemaid, have fallen in love with each other and perform this song, at this point, on the terrace of the house; in the absence of his boss. The deaf and dumb servant (Dhumal) spies on them.
Song – Hain pyarke do matwale
The lyrics of the song, Hain pyarke do matwale, were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and set to music by Salil Chowdhury.
The song goes, thus, “We are 2 people drunk with love. One is me and the other is you. And what a great you!”
Video – Hain pyarke do matwale
The cinematography is by Kamal Bose. Dance choreography is by Satyanarayan.
The video opens with Kammo beginning to dance and Kumud Tripathi swaying with the music, which has already begun. Dhumal looks on. Kumud Tripathi begins to sing the song and Kammo joins him in it.
He chases her around the terrace, which looks like a studio setup. Dhumal doesn’t seem to be very pleased. Soon, the song rises to a crescendo and then peters out to abruptly end. The video also ends as Dhumal swoons.
Manna Dey and Geeta Dutt have sung this song for Kumud Tripathi and Kammo. Dhumal is also seen in the video.
There’s no influence of any culture on the dance being performed in this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.