Today’s second post is the analysis of the song, Chala bhi aa ooo aaja Rasiya, from the Bollywood movie, Man Ki Aankhen (1970). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.
Movie – Man Ki Aankhen (1970)
He song, Chala bhi aa ooo aaja Rasiya, was featured in the Pushpa Pictures’ romantic famrama Man Ki Aankhen (1970), produced by I A Nadiadwala and directed by Raghunath Jhalani. The movie starred Waheeda Rahman, Dharmendra, Lalita Pawar, Sujit Kumar, Faryal, etc.
Rajesh Agarwal (Dharmendra) is on his way to manage some official work connected to his family orchard business at a village located in the mountains. His car breaks down on the way and he takes to his feet to reach his destination. On his way, he slips on a downward slope of a hill and Geeta (Waheeda Rahman) laughs at him.
It turns out that Geeta is Rajesh’s old schoolmaster, Dinanath’s (Manmohan Krishna) daughter. Rajesh and Geeta fall in love and he proposes to her, before he leaves for his elder brother, Naresh’s (Sujit Kumar) wedding to Vandana (Faryal). Vandana is a rich brat and Naresh’s mother (Lalita Pawar) agreed to the alliance due to the girl’s wealth. Rajesh knows that his mother is greedy and a believer in the dowry system. He knows that she would not agree to his alliance with a poor school master’s daughter.
In the meantime, Geeta is yearning for Rajesh and sings this song.
Song – Chala bhi aa ooo aaja Rasiya
The lyrics of the song, Chala bhi aa ooo aaja Rasiya, were penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi and was set to tune by Lakshmi-Pyare.
The girl sings, “Come, O Dear Beloved. Come back. O the person leaving me, your memories are killing me. Don’t let the nest of our dreams get destroyed.”
Video – Chala bhi aa ooo aaja Rasiya
The cinematography is by D C Mehta.
The video opens with Waheeda Rahman beginning to sing walking slowly near some ruins. Sometime later, she discerns Dharmendra standing near a tree in an orchard beyond the ruins. She runs to him. But it turns out that it is her imagination.
Waheeda Rahman moves to a hedge full of beautiful red flowers. She moves near another hedge of white flowers and is about leave the place in disappointment when she hears a male voice taking an aalap.
It is really Dharmendra, this time. He starts to sing. Waheeda Rahman begins to smile, despite the tears in her eyes. He comes closer to her and they hold hands, to sing together. The song peters out and the video also ends as they stay together,
Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi have sung this song for Dharmendra and Waheeda Rahman.
There is no influence of culture on this song, in which the heroine yearns for her beloved. I love this Sahir Ludhyanvi song and the way it was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi Sahab. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same and the scenery.