I accepted to sing this song without knowing that the last antara is in a killer pitch. What a lovely song Hema suggested. The lyrics are profoundly suggestive of Sahir Ludhiyanvi's style of negotiating with the prevailing customs in Indo-Pak. Those who know Sahir's work will have no difficulty guessing who wrote this song. This is one among few songs whose picturization I admired very much. A very simple stage setting for a college function where a boy and a girl exchange romantic dialogues through their singing. The boy is very eager to express his love and wants to make the girl her own but the girl has reservations regarding the customs and culture. I would encourage friends to watch the original clip on YT...you will really admire the crisp Black & White clip. You will also enjoy the interludes as they simply provide intermissions between the nok jhok of the singers. The boys lyrics are very passionate and sings slightly seriously where as the girl is in a little less serious but more jovial mood. Her meaningful smiles were killers. I don't know the names of actors but they both lip synced as if they were actually singing. Mahendra Kapoor, but Lata especially portrayed the lyrics beautifully. No wonder Lata was the best.
I would also like to mention that within a few years Hema has established an authentic Urdu diction in singing, and why not? If Lata could do it any sincere singer can do it too. I had absolute fun singing, recording and mixing this song which was quite a challenging one for me. I am sure Hema enjoyed singing it too as it is evident from her singing. We have both sung in our own styles. We hope you will enjoy it too.
Original Singers: Mahendra Kapoor/Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Narayan Datta
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhiyanvi
Film: Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
Licence : All Rights Reserved