Ik nazar kisine dekha – Kishore/Lata – Shankar-Jaikishan – Kishore/Vaijayantimala | Rangoli (1962)


Today’s first post is the analysis of the song, Ik nazar kisine dekha, from the Bollywood movie, Rangoli (1962). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.

Movie – Rangoli (1962)

The song, Ik nazar kisine dekha, was featured in the R S B Films’ romcom, Rangoli (1962). The word, Rangoli, in the given context means The Pattern of Life. Rangoli (1962) was directed by Amar Kumar and produced by Rajinder Singh Bedi and Amar Kumar. The movie starred Vaijayantimala, Kishore Kumar, Nazir Hussain, etc.

One day, Kishore Kumar Shastri (Kishore Kumar) tries to save Nirmala (Vaijayantimala) from Lattoo (Krishan Kumar), who the former thinks is a roadside Romeo, But Nirmala and Lattoo are actually siblings. Later, it so happens that Nirmala palms off 10 tickets for her charity dance show, to Kishore and Kishore lands on the stage during the event. He also sings this song.

Song – Ik nazar kisine dekha

The lyrics of the song, Ik nazar kisine dekha, was penned by Shailendra and they were set to tune by Shankar-Jaikishan.

The man sings, “Someone saw me one glance and my heart became crazy for her.”

Video – Ik nazar kisine dekha

Cinematography is by K Vaikunth. Dance choreography is by B Sohanlal-Satyanarayan.

The video opens with the announcement of the performance to come. The camera is focusing on the audience, right now. As the curtain raises, Vaijayantimala is seen steady in a pose and some musicians on either side of her on the stage.

Kishore Kumar is in the audience and speaks to one of his friends. As the introductory music ends when Vaijayantimala is performing a dance, Kishore Kumar enters the stage and begins to sing and dance, comically.

Vaijayantimala also joins in the song. Her dance is very pleasing to the eye. Kishore Kumar takes the dholak from one of the musicians and begins playing it. Soon, the song ends abruptly and the video also ends as the lead pair take bows.


Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar sing this song for Kishore Kumar and Vaijayantimala. Other actors are also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

I feel that there is definite influence of Kathak and Bhangra on this song-video. I love the way Vaijayantimala danced and felt like shaking a few legs myself while watching this video. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.


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