More Jaan Pehechaan Ho goodness! Same crazy dancing style! Same great singer! The choreographer is Herman Benjamin, who also invented that wild dancing featured in "Jaan Pehechaan Ho." That song was originally in the movie "Gumnaam," but people in the West will recognize it as the number which kicked off the movie "Ghost World."
The man who is lip syncing to the vocals of Mohammad Rafi in Jaan Pehechaan Ho is none other than the amazing Mr. Herman Benjamin himself! Yes, that mustachioed masked maniac in the white suit is him!
According to IMDB this movie, "Teesri Manzil", is the first one that Herman choreographed after doing Gumnaam. Apparently Mr. Herman still had the itch to make his dancers twitch!
The only thing about this number that I wish was different is that the woman in the peach sweater and blue pants at 0:24
is Laxmi Chhaya who was the main dancer in Jaan Pehechaan Ho! They didn't let her dance to this song! This number would have been perfect for her! Ah well, Asha Parekh is a great dancer, sigh.
More info: the dancer at 2:48
in this video is Herman's wife Shoba. Sadly, Herman Benjamin passed away in 1969 of heart failure. A bright, brief shooting star. Much more info about this great film can be found by Googling "memsaabstory teesri manzil."
What you get in this song is not only the vocals of Mohammad Rafi, but also the singing of the incredibly great Asha Bhosle. The music is by super legend R.D. Burman and was his first big success. You also get the wildly creative dance moves of Shammi Kapoor. He definitely is a master of cool. And Asha Parekh? What could I possibly say about her that you can't see for yourself?
The soundtrack is from an mp3 because the sound quality was better than what was on the video.The mp3 was slower than the movie soundtrack by 13 seconds. I believe that the mp3 was closer to the original speed. I had to compress the length of the mp3 audio without changing its pitch. I then had to sync the new soundtrack to the video. It's synced as well as the original audio. Even the mp3 was far from perfect, but at least it's better.
I put many hours of work into this thing, what with various tweakings and such.
I hope you enjoy this! Please rate and comment, thank you!