Saturday, 18 March 2017

Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh

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( 1/ 7 songs) from the Film: Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraayi (1960) 
    
Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan             Singer: Lata Mangeshkar              Lyricist: Shailendra
Director: Kishore Sahu                                   Actors: Raaj Kumar, Meena Kumari, Nadira

Here is a tale of an exceptional song that sings about an unheard of and unseen strange tale, which neither he (Raaj Kumar) nor she (Meena Kumari) could tell, for neither knew where it began and where it ended!
The scene is a wedding reception held by Malhotra hospital staff, Shimla for Dr. Sushil Verma (Raaj Kumar) on his wedding to Kusum (Nadira) daughter of his benefactor and his father’s friend who paid for his education.  Meena Kumari as Karuna, a nurse at his clinic, when asked to sing a song, rises up to the occasion and sings her heart out.

Karuna, though devastated by Sushil’s marriage to Kusum, maintains her stately dignity and resolve to distance herself from Sushil, a trait of hers which gets tested often. This song is one such occasion where she outperforms in the test! Sitting on a boat (yeah, it’s a boating party!), clad in a striking white sari that is perfectly in sync with her persona – simplicity, purity, peace n ha, nurse!  -  sparkling amidst the night black setting (thanks to brilliant B&W photography by Joseph Wirsching) is Meena Kumari whose tear-edged eyes glisten despite the gloom within, that’s so brilliantly hidden, the passionate adorable glances between her                                                         and beau notwithstanding!
An awesome track with blissful melody that signifies the storm within paralleled by a brilliant portrayal of calm demeanour  on the exterior.
Shankar Jaikishan won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award for this film.

Edwina (as Nurse Rosie in this film) got married to Keith the same year this film was released. She had a few dialogue deliveries and song appearances in this film.

Also read song review of
Aao Huzoor Tum ko
Aayega Aanewala
Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina
Churaliya Hum Tum Ne Jo Dil Ko
Tu Pyar Ka Saagar Hai
Mang Ke Saath Tumhaara
Sambhal ye dil

Songs reviewed here are a part of "Nostalgia" section in this blog. Few other sections in this blog include "My Paintings" "Mangala's Potluck" "Play with Words" "My First Post"
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