Bollywood and bicycle move together like the wheel and the spokes. From the Black & White era till know many romantic songs have been picturized. When we think of the Golden Era immediately the song Mana janab ne pukara nahin from Paying Guest comes in our mind.Dev Anand showed us how a cycle helps you to chase your playfully-angry girl, the song Ae maine kasam li from 1971 film Tere Mere Sapne, Dev Anand and his ladylove Mumtaz riding through the sunflower dotted streets and singing.
The earliest cycle song was Sawan Ke Nazare Hain of 1941 film Khajanchi.The film starts with this song picturised on S D Narang, Ramola and their friends who are cycling on the road. It is said that there were some uncredited actors in this song who later became well known actors. I could only identify Madan Puri ( on the cycle next to S D Narang playing mouth organ) though Pran was in the film as a friend of S D Narang. The film ends with a part of this song being replayed while S D Narang and Ramola are on their cycle rides after their marriage.