Hum bechare pyarke maare – Kishore Kumar – Shankar-Jaikishan – Kishore Kumar | Rangoli (1962)


Today’s first post is the analysis of the song, Hum bechare pyarke maare, from the Bollywood movie, Rangoli (1962). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.

Movie – Rangoli (1962)

The song, Hum bechare pyarke maare, 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 and performs it with Nirmala.

Nirmala is her father’s (Nazir Hussain) favorite child while her mother (Durga Khote) wants to keep her disciplined. In the next shot, Nirmala is seen dancing in the beach during a picnic with her friends. By the end of the song, Kishore is seen with his father (Ulhas) in the beach where Nirmala’s friends flirt with the younger man in front of the father. Shastri Senior is too miffed and leaves scolding and telling Kishore to be back home soon.

Kishore finds Nirmala’s home and one day appears in front of her. He impresses her mother and when the senior lady is called to solve some issue outside the house, he sings this song for Nirmala.

Song – Hum bechare pyarke maare

The lyrics of the song, Hum bechare pyarke maare, was penned by Shailendra and they were set to tune by Shankar-Jaikishan.

The man sings, “Poor me, who is inflicted by love and then, you are amazing. I have come to you, hesitantly.”

Video – Hum bechare pyarke maare

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

The video opens with Kishore Kumar retreating from Vaijayantimala as she approaches him with an attitude. He catches hold of her dupatta, which she jerks off his hand and moves away.

He begins to sing and prance rhythmically approaching her. Vaijayantimala closes the open door and window, worried that someone would see them. She silently gestures threateningly and hits his head with a cushion.

He continues to tease her and even dances in between, hilariously. When he wears a teapot cover on his head, she turns and shyly smiles covering her face. She climbs to an upper floor, with him not far behind, still maintaining her attitude.

The song and the video end abruptly when she looks clearly uncomfortable.


Kishore Kumar sang this song for Kishore Kumar. Vaijayantimala is also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

This song is a hilarious one where the hero tries to placate the heroine and convince her to accept his love. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for Kishore Kumar’s hilarious dance steps.


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