Goonj Uthi Shehnai

Goonj Uthi Shehnai (lit.'The Call of the Shehnai')[a] is a 1959 Hindi film directed by Vijay Bhatt, with Rajendra Kumar, Ameeta, Anita Guha and I. S. Johar as leads. The film has music by Vasant Desai and lyrics by Bharat Vyas, and the duo created numerous hits such as "Jivan Men Piya Tera Sath Rahe" sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi, and Lata's "Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet" and "Dil Ka Khilona Hai Toot Gaya".

Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Goonj Uthi Shahnai, 1959 Hindi film poster.jpg
Directed byVijay Bhatt
Produced byVijay Bhatt
StarringRajendra Kumar
Anita Guha
I. S. Johar
Music byVasant Desai
Bharat Vyas (lyrics)
Release date
  • 29 May 1959 (1959-05-29)
Running time
174 minutes
Box officeRs. 1,80,00,000 [1]

The film narrates the story of a Shehnai player, and features a shehnai recitals by maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan throughout the film.[2] There is also Jugalbandi between him and Sitar player, Abdul Halim Jaffar Khan.[3]

The film was the fifth highest grosser of the year and was declared a "Hit" at Box Office India[1] and became the first big hit of actor Rajendra Kumar, who was soon giving dates four years from the day of signing.[4]


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The soundtrack includes the following tracks, composed by Vasant Desai, and with lyrics by Bharat Vyas, also featuring shehnai pieces by noted classical instrumentalist Ustad Bismillah Khan, with vocal renderings by Amir Khan, a Hindustani classical music vocalist.[5][6]

Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Soundtrack album by
Released1959 (India)
GenreFilm soundtrack
ProducerVasant Desai
Vasant Desai chronology
Samarat Prithviraj Chauvan
Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Song Singer (s)
"Teri Shehnai Bole" Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi
"Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet" Lata Mangeshkar
"Maine Peena Seekh Liya" Mohd. Rafi
"Jivan Men Piya Tera Sath Rahe" Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi
"Haule Haule Ghoonghat Pat Khole" Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi
"Akhiyan Bhool Gain Hain Sona" Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt
"Mujhko Agar Bhool Jaoge Tum" Lata Mangeshkar
"Kah Do Koi Na Kare Yahan Pyaar" Mohd. Rafi
"Dil Ka Khilona Hai Toot Gaya" Lata Mangeshkar


  1. ^ Contextually, it means that the wedding bells have started ringing.


  1. ^ a b "Box Office 1959". Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  2. ^ Khan played in just one Hindi film, Goonj Uthi Shehnai (Echoes of the Shehnai), in 1959... BBC News, 21 August 2006.
  3. ^ Ustad Bismillah Khan "Essays on Indian music", by Raj Kumar. Publisher: Discovery Publishing House, 2003. ISBN 81-7141-719-1. p. 205.
  4. ^ 1959: Year that was Indian Express, Friday, 29 May 1998.
  5. ^ Goonj Uthi Shehnai 1959 songs
  6. ^ Goonj Uthi Shehnai 1959 songs

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