Song of the Day: Bahon Mein Chale Aao From ‘Anamika’


Song: Bahon Mein Chale Aao

Music: RD Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar

Actors: Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar

Film: Anamika

Happy birthday Jaya Bachchan. As a tribute, our song of the day is ‘Bahon Mein Chale Aao’ from the box-office hit Anamika, starring Jaya Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar. The 1970s were the best years of Jaya Bachchan’s career, with films like Uphaar, Sholay, Zanjeer, Koshish, Kora Kagaz, Silsila and more.

Anamika by Raghunath Jhalani released in 1973. Jaya Bachchan plays a woman with amnesia who believes Sanjeev to be her husband and is in love with him. She was spontaneous and acted with ease, like in this song were she prods Sanjeev, asking him to show his love for her. The story following this combines both romance and suspense around her identity. It’s an evergreen song rendered by Lata Mangeshkar, and was shot at the bungalow owned by RD Burman’s father in Mumbai. The swing seen in the song was actually purchased by RD Burman for his first wife Rita Patel.