Release date1961 WriterNasir Hussain, Anis Khan (story) Music directorShankar Jaikishan, Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi, Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal SongsYeh Aankhen Uff Yun Maa Similar moviesAsha Parekh and Rajendra Nath appear in Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai and Dil Deke Dekho
Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (English: When One Falls in Love) is a 1961 Bollywood movie that became a box office hit. It was written, produced, and directed by Nasir Hussain. The first film Hussain ever produced, it featured Dev Anand and Hussain fixture Asha Parekh in the leading roles. Pran played the villain in the film and Rajindernath starred in a supporting role.
Hussain would rework some of the elements from this film into a later film, Teesri Manzil (1966). This was also the only time that he used Shankar Jaikishan as music directors and Dev Anand in a leading role. The playback singers were Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.
Nisha belongs to a very wealthy family of Neelgaon, India. She is now of marriageable age, and her businessman dad, Sardar Roop Singh wants her to marry his friend's son, Sohan, but Nisha dislikes him. While traveling to Darjeeling with a dance troupe, she meets with her dad's business associates' son, Popat Lal, and after a few misadventures, both fall in love with each other. She takes him to meet her dad where he can also finalize his business transaction, but when Roop comes inside, he finds that Popat has disappeared, and in his place is another man claiming to be the real Popat. Nisha's heart is broken and she starts to hate Popat. She does meet with Popat, who tells her that his real name is Sunder and both had been promised to each other by their respective parents, but Roop had subsequently changed his mind. Nisha believes him and agrees to marry him without her father's blessings. When the marriage is to take place, a man named Khanna comes over and tells Nisha that Sunder is already married to woman named Shanti, who he subsequently killed, and had been the primary accused in this case by the police. Watch what impact this news has on the marriage, and see what excuses Sunder now comes up with.
Dev Anand... Sunder / Popat Lal / Monto
Asha Parekh ... Nisha R. Singh
Sulochana Latkar ... Malti
Mubarak ... Sardar Roop Singh
Raj Mehra ... Khanna
Wasti ... Shanti
Rajendra Nath ... Popat Lal / Charlie
Tahir Hussain (as Tahir Husain)
Dulari ... Roop Singh's sister
Pran ... Sohan Mofat Lal
The music was by Shankar Jaikishan, and interestingly, the whole soundtrack was sung only by Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. Many of the songs went on to become classics and are still remembered even now, particularly, "Jiya O Jiya", "Teri Zulphon Se Judai" sung by Mohammad Rafi were big hits and "Sau Saal Pehle" by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.