Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti

Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti (transl. The Drop that became a Pearl) is a 1967 Bollywood drama film, produced & directed by V. Shantaram under Rajkamal Kalamandir banner.[1] The film starred Jeetendra, Mumtaz, Akashdeep, Vaishali in lead roles and music composed by Satish Bhatia.[2][3]

Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byV. Shantaram
Produced byV. Shantaram
Written byVirendra Sinha
StarringJeetendra
Mumtaz
Akashdeep
Vaishali
Music bySatish Bhatia
CinematographyV. Avadhoot
Edited byV. Shantaram
Production
company
Release date
17 December 1967 (1967-12-17)
Running time
151 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

The film revolves around an honest schoolteacher Satyaprakash (Jeetendra), who gets implicated in a murder committed by his brother (Akash Deep). Mumtaz plays the village girl in love with Satyaprakash, and who helps him get acquitted. The story is told in a flashback with Satyaprakash reliving his past life in the village as a teacher. Satyaprakash's parents give him the task of looking after his younger brother, Mahesh (Akashdeep), before they die. Shefali (Mumtaz) is a village girl who falls in love with him. Satya is a teacher who honors truth and uses new teaching methods in school for which he continuously gets into trouble with the School Board and the principal (Nana Palsikar). He sends Mahesh to the city to study further in college. However, Mahesh turns out to be a spoilt brat who enjoys drinking and romancing girls. He fails his exams but fools his brother by giving him a wrong roll number. He has fallen in love with Renuka (Vaishali) and when she gets pregnant, he kills her. Satyaprakash is arrested for her murder. With Shefali's help, Satya manages to find the real murderer, his brother, and he hands him over to the police.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Shantaram's films of the 1960s are cited as "spectacular", with overindulgence of songs and dances in films like Stree (1961), Sehra (1963), and Geet Gaya Patharon Ne (1964).[4] Jeetendra had originally refused to work with Mumtaz, who was making her transition from character roles and B-Films to heroine role. Mumtaz stated in an interview that Shantaram refused to accommodate Jeetendra and told him that he could leave the film but he would continue with Mumtaz as the heroine. Mumtaz had done small parts in Shantaram's earlier films Stree (1961) and Sehra (1963).[5]

SoundtrackEdit

The music director was Satish Bhatia and the lyricist was Bharat Vyas. The songs "Yeh Kaun Chitrakar Hai" sung by Mukesh for Jeetendra, and the duet "Hanh Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya" sung by Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur, became popular. The playback singers were Mukesh, Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey and Suman Kalyanpur[6]

SonglistEdit

# Title Singer
1 Meri Zindagi Ek Khwab Hai Asha Bhonsle
2 Lovely Lovely Hai Sama Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor
3 Naino Ka Chain Ganvaya Suman Kalyanpur
4 Dil Mera Gumsum Suman Kalyanpur
5 Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya Suman Kalyanpur, Mukesh
6 Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle
7 Ankhiyan Tarsan Suman Kalyanpur
8 Yeh Kaun Chitrakar Hai Mukesh

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sanjit Narwekar (1994). Directory of Indian film-makers and films. Flicks Books. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti". lyricsbogie.com. Lyricsbogie. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti". citwf.com. Alan Goble. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  4. ^ South Asian Cinema Vol 1. South Asian Cinema Foundation. 2001. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Many Big Heroes refused to work with me: Mumtaz". movies.ndtv.com. Indo-Asian News Service. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti". hindigeetmala. Hindi Geetmala. Retrieved 13 February 2015.

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