Jahan Ara (film)

Jahan Ara is the 1964 Indian Hindi debut film of director Vinod Kumar.[2] The film stars Mala Sinha, Bharat Bhushan, Shashikala and Prithviraj Kapoor in lead roles. The film is a historical romance based on the life of Jahanara Begum Sahib, played by Sinha. It was the first time this character was portrayed on-screen.

Jahan Ara
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DVD cover
Directed byVinod Kumar
Starring
Music byMadan Mohan
Distributed byLight and Shade
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box office 1,10,00,000[1]

The movie did not do well at the box office.[1][3]

PlotEdit

Mirza Yusuf Changezi (Bharat Bhushan) and Jahan Ara (Mala Sinha) have been good friends since childhood. Things are not quite the same as they grow up, as Jahan Ara's father is none other than Emperor Shah Jahan, and men are not permitted to meet with the princess under any circumstances. However, Jahan and Mirza do meet secretly and promise to marry each other. Misfortune visits the emperor, when his wife, Mumtaz Mahal (Achala Sachdev), passes away. The emperor gets deeply devastated, and, still mourning his wife's death, he pledges to build a memorial in her name (which would subsequently be called Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders on Earth). At her deathbed, Mumtaz makes Jahan promise that she will take care of her father, which she promises to do. This responsibility makes her sacrifice her love for Mirza, who is heartbroken and continues to believe that Jahan will sooner or later reunite with him.

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MusicEdit

Jahan Ara
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Released
1964 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
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The soundtrack of the film contains songs composed by Madan Mohan, while the lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan. The songs of the film became popular and still remain so. The album made an attempt of reviving singing career of Talat Mahmood over rising career of Mohammad Rafi.[2]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Baad Muddat Ke Yeh Ghadi Ayee"Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur04:57
2."Main Teri Nazar Ka Suroor Hoon"Talat Mahmood02:56
3."Woh Chup Rahen To Mere"Lata Mangeshkar04:35
4."Phir Wohi Sham Wohi Gham"Talat Mahmood03:30
5."Aye Sanam Aaj Aye Qasam Khayen"Talat Mahmood, Lata Mangeshkar04:40
6."Teri Aankh Ke Ansoo"Talat Mahmood04:05
7."Kisi Ki Yaad Mein Duniya Ko"Mohammed Rafi03:25
8."Haal-E-Dil Yoon Unhe Sunaayaa Gayaa"Lata Mangeshkar03:03
9."Jab Jab Tumhe Bhulaya, Tum Aur Yaad Aaye"Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle08:25
10."Tum Juda Hokar Hame"Talat Mahmood 
11."Kabhi Aankhon Mein Teri"Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar 

Besides these songs, there are two more songs which were not released in the film. The song "Tum Juda Hokar Hame Kuch Aur Paare Ho Gaye" by Talat Mahmood was released on the CD Tere Bagair by his son Sanjeev Kohli.[2] Another song "Kabhee Aankhon Mein Teri" sung by the four sisters Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar was neither filmed nor released on disc. Arguably, it might be the only song sung by all the Mangeshkar sisters.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Box office 1964". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jahan Ara (1964)". The Hindu. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  3. ^ Dinesh Raheja. "Bharat Bhushan, the tragic hero". Rediff.com. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Awards for 1965 Filmfare Award". IMDb. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  5. ^ "MADAN MOHAN... The Musical Legend | the Official Website of Madan Mohan".

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