Published on 02 Dec 2010 | over 6 years ago
The song is the distilled essence of the 146 minute film's theme - A struggling poet's refusal to accept and compromise with the prevailing material social reality. As Mukesh was to Raj Kapoor, so Rafi is to Guru Dutt, proclaiming the message of movie through songs.
Lyrics could not have been by any other than....Sahir Ludhianvi, himself... a struggler against the prevalent deteriorating situation of the times.
It is also surmised that the story is based on the life of film's lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi who had failed affair with poet and writer Amrita Pritam during their college days.