On the screen the song was performed by popular Bollywood star Sadhana , though actually sung by playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. The music is set in Raga Pahari. The song is an example of Dadra songs. Lata Mangeshkar's career spanned more than 70 years starting in recording thousands of songs. This iconic song  is regarded to be one of songs by which Lata Mangeshkar is remembered. Lata herself considered this song to be among her top six favourite songs in  and among her favourite 20 in In , on the fiftieth anniversary of the song, she tweeted: ""Namaskar Is varsh 'Lag ja gale ke phir ye hasee'n raat' is geet ko 50 saal pure ho rahe hain. In the song, the singer expresses that this evening may the last time she will see her beloved.
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The casting for the new version is expected to be a coin toss between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. Either actress works fine as the ethereal-looking woman who might just be a ghost. But like the original movie title, questions linger. And how will colour affect the mood?
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The song is back in public memory, thanks to an amazing rendition by a young girl, not more than three years old. A viral clip online shows a the girl lying on the bed and trying to sing lines from the hit song. With likes on Instagram, the clipping posted on YouTube had got 8, views. As per a report in IANS, though the clipping was recorded in June, it got traction on social media after a singer posted it again on December 1. Those who saw the clipping were all praise for the child. In early November, Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to a Mumbai hospital after she complained of chest pain. Keeping her age in mind, as a precautionary measure, she checked into Breach Candy Hospital in order to ensure antibiotics are given on time to prevent any more infection. She is stable and recovering. When asked about Ranu, while Lata had expressed her happiness, she had reservations too. Watch the original song here:.