Film : Baat Ek Raat Ki
Year of release : 1962
Spoken by : Ramu (Asit Sen)
Spoken to : Public Prosecutor (Ulhas )
Dialogue writer : Vrajendra Gaur
Some lines just get stuck in your memory and you are reminded of them when something occurs. I used to hear a program on Vividh Bharti many years ago. It was called Chitradhwani. They played out a Hindi feature film in one hour flat. So it was an edited version comprising dialogues and songs. This dialogue probably lodged itself in the recesses of my memory because of the way Asit Sen said it. I just heard that the congress government had slashed CNG prices by 30%. This coupled with the earlier freebies offered, made me think that they had decided that since they were not going to come back to power anyway, might as well queer the pitch for the next government. Something like what Saddam did in Kuwait - set the oil wells on fire. It is called scorched earth policy.
So Neela (Waheeda Rehman) is accused of murdering Ranjan (Chandrashekhar). She in fact confesses to the crime. But the defence lawyer (Dev Anand) is hell bent on proving her innocent.
One of the witnesses is the servant Ramu, who testifies that he heard Neela fighting with Ranjan and he repeats what he heard :-
"रंजन अगर तुम मेरे नहीं बन सकते, तो मैं तुम्हें और किसी का भी नहीं बनने दूंगी"
"Ranjan agar tum mere nahee.n ban sakte, to mai.n tumhe.n aur kisii kaa bhee nahee.n banne doongii".