Song: Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan
Movie: Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
Music Director: Salil Chowdhary
Singer(s): Asha Bhosle and Yesudas
This bubbly, playful song stuck with me the first time I heard it. The song is from the movie Chhoti Si Baat, a light-hearted comedy with Amol Palekar as the naive, seedha-saada guy who is trying to woo Vidya Sinha. Ashok Kumar, who makes a late entry in the movie, helps Amol Palekar win his lady love. Asrani also plays a role in the movie and contributes to the comic factor.
The song is unusual for its singers. Ashaji and Yesudasji in a duet! How unusual can it get? Yesudas is known for his classical, serious type of songs and was probably the worst choice for this song, but he pulls this one off with ease. I personally feel he is overshadowed by the effervescent Ashaji, but that’s my opinion.This is a true duet song wherein the singers are having a conversation. One questions and the other answers. One states and the other disagrees. I love these kind of duet songs.
The song is sweet on your ears and is pleasant to watch too. The sweet, innocent romance of Amol and Vidya unfolds in this song. Amol is watching a movie with Dharmendra and Hema Malini on screen and he starts fantasizing about his own lady. Why am I talking about the picturization? Watch it yourself.
PS: Another beautiful song from this movie is the title song.