One of Pancham's best
Amar Prem and Aandhi are probably two albums that define Pancham's career and it is no coincidence that Lata figures prominently on both. Story has it that Madan Mohan thought that this was an S.D. Burman composition and called Burmanda to congratulate him. Apparently, he was not convinced when Burmanda told him that Pancham had composed the song. That story tells me that, Amar Prem, and particularly Rain Beeti Jaye, was perhaps the point when Pancham moved on from being popular to being popular and respected. Lata's singing is also divine. But as I write this review I realize that I have been guilty of underplaying Anand Bakshi's talent. I have tended to tag him (mistakenly) as someone who wrote "good but simplistic" songs. I stand corrected - there is nothing simplistic about his lyrics for Amar Prem songs.
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Music director Madan Mohan had apparently called S.D. Burman to congratulate him for composing this song. The senior Burman had to convince him that the song was actually composed by his son R.D. Burman.
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma played the Iranian Santoor and Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia played the flute in this song.[MR9]