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Amar Rahe Yeh Pyar

Amar Rahe Yeh Pyar is a 1961 Hindi/Urdu family drama film directed by Prabhu Dayal.[1] Produced by Radha Kishan and Prabhu Dayal (R. P. Films), it had music by C. Ramchandra.[2] The story, screenplay and dialogues were by written by Radha Kishan. The film starred Nalini Jaywant, Rajendra Kumar, Nanda, Honey Irani and Prabhu Dayal.[3]

Amar Rahe Yeh Pyar
Directed by Prabhu Dayal
Produced by Prabhu Dayal, Radha Kishan
Written by Radha Kishan
Story by Radha Kishan
Starring Rajendra Kumar
Nalini Jaywant
Nanda
Music by C. Ramchandra
Kavi Pradeep (lyrics)
Cinematography K. H. Kapadia
Edited by R. V. Shrikhande
Production
company
R. P. Films
Release date
1961
Country India
Language Hindi

Set against the backdrop of the partition (1947),[4] it’s the story of a widow who is given an infant to look after, only to have the real mother come five years later to claim it as her own.

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PlotEdit

Geeta (Nalini Jaywant) and Kishan (Chandan Kumar) are a happily married couple and expecting their first child. Kishan works with a contractor, Thomas, driving a truck to work. One day, he meets with an accident and dies. The grief makes Geeta lose her baby. Geeta is inconsolable and her brother Sewakram (Radha Kishan) tries his best to help her mourn and deal with her sorrow. He finds an abandoned infant and brings him to Geeta, hoping that by caring for him her maternal instincts will ease the pain. It's 1947 and communal riots have spread all over the city. Advocate Iqbal Hussain (Rajendra Kumar) and his wife Razia (Nanda), had left India for the newly formed Pakistan, but due to unforeseen circumstances, their infant boy was left behind. After five years spent in anguish over their missing son, Razia and Iqbal come back to India to look for their son. Eventually, they trace him to Geeta. The boy and mother refuse to be parted, but it is imposed on Geeta to give up the boy. Razia is unable to see the misery the parting is causing her son and Geeta. She makes the final sacrifice and returns with her husband to Pakistan, having left the boy behind in India with Geeta.

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MusicEdit

The music composer was C. Ramchandra and the songs were written by Kavi Pradeep. Asha Bhosle and Suman Kalyanpur provided the female playback for the songs.[5] The male singer was Pradeep, who wrote strongly about the communal violence in his lyrics, with his "raw" voice matching the pathos required.[6] According to one source, a song written by Pradeep, "Hai, Yeh Siyasat Kitni Gandi" (Alas! How Dirty Are The Politics Of The Time), critical of the establishment, was censored from the film.[7]

Song ListEdit

# Title Singer
1 "Aaj Ke Insaan Ko Ye Kya Ho Gaya" Kavi Pradeep
2 "Dekho Ye Ghayal Takdeere" Kavi Pradeep
3 "Mere Andhere Ghar Me Chand Ek Aaya" Asha Bhosle
4 "Lakho Log Chale Hai Bilakhte" Asha Bhosle, Kavi Pradeep
5 "Mujhse Bichad Ke Dil Na Dukhana" Kavi Pradeep, Suman Kalyanpur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen; Professor of Critical Studies Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. pp. 236–. ISBN 978-1-135-94318-9. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amar Rahe Yeh Pyar". Gomolo.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Amar Rahe Yeh Pyar 1961". Alan Goble. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Bhaskar Sarkar (20 May 2009). Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-4411-7. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Amar Rahe Yeh Pyar". Hindi Geetmala. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Ganesh Anantharaman (January 2008). Bollywood Melodies: A History of the Hindi Film Song. Penguin Books India. pp. 106–. ISBN 978-0-14-306340-7. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Heidi R.M. Pauwels (17 December 2007). Indian Literature and Popular Cinema: Recasting Classics. Routledge. pp. 212–. ISBN 978-1-134-06255-3. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 

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