Picturized over Rajesh Khanna (in the film "Kata Patang") as he plays piano at a 1970s Bollywood movie cocktail party, the voice of Kishore Kumar sings. "Pyaar diwaanaa hotaa hai, mastaanaa hotaa hain." Love is mad, it's intoxicating. The song is Jazzy sophistication, with a rumba beat and soaring strings. The lyrics, inebriated speaking of the fatal destiny of those who fall in love.
"Shamaa kahe parawaane se, pare chalaa jaa." The lamp says to the moth, move away "meree tarah jal jaayegaa, yahaa naheen aa." You'll burn up like me; don't come here. "wo naheen sunataa, us ko jal jaanaa hotaa hain." It (the moth) doesn't listen; it is compelled to burn. The melancholy fatal lyrics are sung as if laughing with tenderness to the sentiment. Kishore Kumar's vocals elevate the song to a timeless ode of the mysterious nature of life, joy, and love.
A laughing madness and joy, all in the name of the spontaneous here and now of the song. That was Kishore Kumar, that was his gift to Hindi Cinema.