Well, “identified”. In case you don’t remember, at the end of the film, the cab driver Dopinder who was listening to the Shree 420 song at the beginning comes back at the end and is listening to another song that isn’t nearly as familiar (well, what is as familiar as “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani”? When I was writing my thesis, I read an article that claims you just need to listen to it once to understand all of Indian film). I was hoping I would be able to indentify the other song just by listening, but no luck! So I cheated and just stayed all the way through the end credits until I saw the name of the other song.
So, first, the song was identified as “Tumse Achha Kaun Hai” by Shankar-Jaikishen. Which is a song that does not, in fact, exist. There is a song “Tumse Achha Kaun Hai” from a movie from like 2002 with the same title. But, obviously, Shankar-Jaikishan were not writing songs in 2002. Because they were dead. But I listened to it anyway, just in case it was some like Madan Mohan for Veer-Zaara situation, where they used old unused melodies.
But, I really really don’t think this is it:
It just sounds like something from 2002, you know? And whatever it was that Dopinder was listening to really really did not.
So I think what actually happened is that they mixed up the name of the song and the title of the movie. Because Shankar-Jaikishan did write a whole bunch of songs for a 1969 Shammi movie called Tumse Achcha Kaun Hain. Only, I can’t decide which one of these songs it is! I am leaning towards either the second one or the last one.