Aise toh na dekho – Mohammad Rafi – S D Burman – Dev Anand | Teen Deviyan (1965)


Today’s first post is the analysis of the song, Aise toh na dekho…, from the movie, Teen Deviyan (1965). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.

Movie – Teen Deviyan (1965)

The song, Aise toh na dekho…, was featured in the movie, Teen Deviyan (1965), directed by Amarjeet and produced by Vrajendra Gaur. The movie starred Dev Anand, Nanda, Kalpana, Simi Grewal, etc. was inspired by English writer, D H Lawrence’s works.

Nanda (Nanda) does not know that Dev Dutt Anand (Dev Anand) stays in her boarding house. Thus, when he is also headed to the boarding house, she misunderstands that he is following her. She threatens to call the police. It is only when the boarding house owners Mr. and Mrs. Pinto (Harindranath Chattopadhyay and Ruby Meyers) introduce them to each other that the issue is sorted. That evening, when Dev looks out of his balcony from his room, he discerns Nanda through the opposite balcony, sitting on her bed. Obviously, he is smitten and sings this song at this point.

Song – Aise toh na dekho

The lyrics of the song, Aise toh na dekho…, were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and the music was set by S D Burman.

The man says, “Don’t look at me in such a way that I get intoxicated. As a result, if I commit some beautiful mistake, don’t blame me.”

Video – Aise toh na dekho

Cinematography is by Pratap Sinha.

The video opens with Nanda peeping out of her door and Dev Anand looking at her. He also begins singing the song. She blushes and closes the door. He also moves away from his door, continuing to sing.

He moves to an open window. Sensing it, she also moves to the curtained window opposite his window. There’s a mirror in front of his window. He sings to his image and then looks up knowing he will see her.

She immediately hides behind the curtain, blushing and covering her face. He sketches a woman’s beautiful face, partly covered by her loose hair, on the mirror. She is looking at her mirror.

As he repeats, “Aise toh na dekho…” it appears as if he catches her doing that. The pair seem to have fallen in love. The song and the video end abruptly as Ruby Meyers, Harindranath Chattopadhyay and others watch this happening and stifle giggles and chuckles.


Mohammad Rafi Sahab has sung this song for Dev Anand and Nanda, Ruby Meyers and Harindranath Chattopadhyay is also seen in this video.

Cultural Influence

One of the best songs of Bollywood created during its heyday, this is also one of my favorite songs sung by Mohammad Rafi Sahab. The song and the artists are fantastic. The picturization is amazing.

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