Gori zara has de tu – Mohammad Rafi – Shankar-Jaikishan – Dev Anand | Asli-Naqli (1962)


Movie: This song appears in the 1962 family social drama Asli-Naqli (Authentic-Fake), produced by L B Lachmana and L B Thakur and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The movie starred late Dev Anand, late Sadhana, late Nazir Hussain, late Leela Chitnis, Sandhya Roy, late Mukri, late Anwar Hussain, late Keshto Mukherjee, etc.

Anand (Dev Anand) is a spoilt brat grandson of a rich businessman Rai Bahadur (Nazir Hussain). Rai Bahadur wants him to marry Rekha (Sandhya Roy), the only heir of a rich man. But Anand is not interested in her. After a verbal argument, Anand comes out of the house taking a vow that he would return only after proving his worth.

He is found by Mohan (Anwar Hussain) on the streets of Bombay (Mumbai now), who takes him home, in a poor locality. Anand lives there and looks for work. He gets acquainted with a beautiful educated girl Renu (Sadhana Shivdasani) and is impressed by her. She helps him find a job, which he loses due to his incompetence. Renu works, but her mother thinks that she is a college student. Her mother thinks that the money she brings in has been sent by her father. Renu tells Anand that her father is dead and she has not told her mother about it since she would not be able to bear the shock. Anand is more impressed by her and asks her to marry him. She happily agrees.

Soon, Anand gets a job as a school bus driver and sings this song when a little girl does not want to enter the bus.

Song: Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishen and lyrics are written by Hasrat Jaipuri.

In this song, the man tries to make the little girl laugh by singing funny things.

Video: Cinematography is by Jaywant Pathare.

A little girl comes out of the gate of her house with her mother as the video opens. Polson, who plays the bus cleaner, tries to convince her to get into the bus. But, she returns back home. Polson calls Dev Anand for help. As he enters the gate, he begins this song and makes funny noises. But, to no avail. The other kids, already on the bus, come out to join Dev Anand.

He makes the little stubborn girl lie on his lap as he sits on a seat in the garden. The little girl is crying. He tickles her and she is finally cajoled. A joker and 2 other street performers on stilts enter the compound of the house. Finally, all the kids enter the bus. Dev Anand performs some funny antics and all the kids laugh. The song and the video end as he starts the bus.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performances are by Dev Anand and others.

Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi song, where the hero tries to make a little girl laugh in any which way he can. The song is very melodious and the video can be watched for the artists and the song.

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