With the song of KAMINEY ''Raat Ke Dhai Baje'', Gulzar has shifted the notion of midnight as it exists in the Indian social system milieu. It indeed is an acknowledgment about the fact that the notion of midnight as it existed in the Indian lexicon has shifted, what with the working hours stretching to beyond 10.00 clock in the night. These minor nuances of societal change that Gulzar is able to bring about through his lyrics are what make him enduring and appealing across the generations. It is after all indeed the hour to trigger the idea of love among the couples and Gulzar has indeed with his song in KAMINEY in perspective.
The notion of night to indulge in love games in the Hindi film industry has been associated with the midnight. Some of the famous songs or the moments of Hindi film that underline the importance of the midnight before Gulzar pushed the bar through KAMINEY to take it to 2.30 a.m. include: