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|Directed by||Raj Khosla|
|Written by||G.R. Kamath (screenplay)
|Music by||Madan Mohan|
|Editing by||Das Dhaimade|
|Running time||140 min|
Mera Saaya (translation: My Shadow) is a 1966 Indian Hindi film directed by Raj Khosla. The film was a remake of Marathi film called Pathlaag (Chase). The film's music is by Madan Mohan and lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. The film stars Sunil Dutt and Sadhana. This is director Raj Khosla's third film with Sadhana after Ek Musafir Ek Hasina(1963) and Woh Kaun Thi? (1964). The film became a "superhit" at the box office.
Thakur Rakesh Singh is married to a lovely woman named Geeta. Geeta falls ill when Rakesh is abroad, prompting him to return. But he returns only to see Geeta dying, resulting in him going in a state of depression. He even builds a statue in her memory. Some time later, a criminal named Nisha, who is the wife of dacoit Ranjit Singh, gets arrested along with her gang. But to everybody's astonishment, she claims that she is the dead Geeta.But after some time a court room drama ensues. Rakesh goes to see her and finds that Nisha indeed looks like Geeta, but he is unable to believe her. Nisha tells him all the things only Geeta could have known. Nisha's claims seem to be genuine, until Rakesh asks her about a diary of Geeta, which is missing. Nisha is unable to find the diary, whose location was known only to her and Rakesh. Fully convinced that Geeta is indeed dead and Nisha is an impostor, Rakesh has her convicted.As a result of this trauma ,she loses her mental balance and ends up in a mental asylum. That same night, somebody breaks into Rakesh's household. Rakesh is ready, as he has assumed that Ranjit will come to his home to kill him. Police are already in the hiding to arrest Ranjit.At the same time Nisha comes to Rakesh's house.What is the reason behind her arrival and what will be Ranjit's next step?
- Sunil Dutt as Thakur Rakesh Singh
- Sadhana as Geeta/Raina(aka Nisha)
- K.N. Singh as Prosecuting Lawyer
- Anwar Hussain as Inspector Daljit
- Prem Chopra as Daku Suryavar Singh/Ranjit Singh
The music for the film is composed by Madan Mohan. The song "Nainon Mein Badra Chhaaye" sung by Lata Mangeshkar has a rendition of Sitar and won Madan Mohan the "Sur Singar" Award for the best classical song for the year 1966. The haunting title song "Tu Jahaan Jahaan Chalegaa, Mera Saaya Saath Hoga" appears twice in the film. Asha Bhosle's song "Jhumkaa Gira Re" also became very popular.
All lyrics were written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.
|1.||"Tu Jahaan Jahaan Chalegaa Mera Saaya Saath Hoga"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|2.||"Jhumka Gira Re, Bareli Ke Bazaar Mein"||Asha Bhosle|
|3.||"Nainon Mein Badra Chhaye"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|4.||"Aap Ke Pehloo Mein Aakar Roh Diye"||Mohammad Rafi|
|5.||"Nainonwali Ne Haye Mera Dil Loota"||Lata Mangeshkar|
- "Box office 1966". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2 Feb 2012.