Day 21: Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke

Movie:  Brahmachari (1968)
Song: Aaj Kal Tere Mere Kyar Ke
Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Lyrics: (I don’t know! Do you?)
Singers: Mohammad Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
Actors (in the song): Shammi Kapoor, Mumtaz.

Please Note: Thanks to impending exams and end of my academic year, the posts till 10th May will be a bare minimum. Details of the song, a small intro and the video is all I can manage. Please bear with me, I will update them after the 10th as and when I get the time!

How much does Mumtaz shake her head you ask?! Too much! It pains me to watch her move her body so much constantly throughout the head, and then I think of the multiple takes she must have given for each step! Uff!

This song, like Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe which had another Kapoor, relies a lot on expressions of the protagonists. So much so, that I would not believe it if you didn’t find their smiles, Pran’s eyebrow lift and Shammi Kapoor’s comical expressions endearing!

This is a song that practically everyone knows, it’s also one that people dance on at parties, enjoy it today and marvel at how couples could take the center-stage and dance in front of guests who look mildly amused!

My favourite lines are:

Kyon bhala hum darein dil ke malik hain hum,
Har janam mein tujhe apna mana sanam.

(Why on earth should we be scared, we own out hearts,
In every life I’ve taken you to be mine dear.)

Groove with the song here:


4 thoughts on “Day 21: Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke

  1. This song is usually played in the music channels at night! I and mom never fail to move our heads in tandem! 😀 I love how Mohd Rafi’s voice seems like he is genuinely smiling while singing.


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