Today’s post is the analysis of the song, Yeh kaun aaya, from the movie Baazi (1951). The analysis has been completed on the basis of the context and picturization.
Movie – Baazi (1951)
The song, Yeh kaun aaya, was featured in the movie, Baazi (1951), directed by Guru Dutt, produced by Dev Anand under Navketan Films Banner.
Madan (Dev Anand) is a gambler and plays very well in the shady joint, he frequents. Once Pedro (Rashed Khan) lures him to a hi-end club where Leena (Geeta Bali) performs a song.
Madan has to give in to the temptation of the serious and crime-rent gambling of the hi-end club when his sister falls severely ill. Dr. Rajani (Kalpana Kartik) is approached by him for his sister’s treatment and the doctor stays back at his home until he brings the required money and then till night when his sister is asleep.
Madan borrows his friend’s cab and drops Dr. Rajani home. When she reaches the rich bungalow of her father (K N Singh), she almost intrudes in at a house party. Inspector Ramesh (Krishan Dhawan) is betrothed to Dr. Rajani and insists on seeing her during the party. She stealthily goes to her roam and dresses up for the party. She sits at the piano and sings this song.
Song – Yeh kaun aaya
The lyrics of the song, Yeh kaun aaya, were penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi and the music was set by S D Burman.
The song goes, “Who has entered my life that spring has entered my life together with him?”
Video – Yeh kaun aaya
Cinematography by V Ratra. Dance choreographed by Zohra Sehgal.
The video opens with tea cups being circulated. K N Singh smiles at a guest. The music has already begun and Kalpana Kartik has started singing this song. She gets up and walks around the hall, smiling at the guests.
Kalpana Kartik begins to dance and sidles to Krishan Dhawan, to continue swaying to the tune of the song. Some of the girls approach her and soon the song peters out and the video also ends there abruptly.
Geeta Dutt sang this song for Kalpana Kartik. K N Singh, Kishan Dhawan and others are also seen in the video among other actors.
I don’t find the influence of any culture on this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.