Barsaat Ki Raat

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For the similarly named 1981 Bollywood film, see Barsaat Ki Ek Raat.
Barsaat Ki Raat
BarsaatKiRaat FilmPoster.jpg
Directed by P. L. Santoshi
Produced by R. Chandra
Starring Madhubala
Bharat Bhushan
Shyama
Mumtaz Begum
K. N. Singh
Music by Roshan
Sahir Ludhianvi (film song lyrics)
Release dates
1960
Running time
142 min.
Language Urdu, Hindi

Barsaat Ki Raat (Hindi: बरसात की रात; Translated: 'A Rainy Night') is a 1960 Bollywood film starring Bharat Bhushan, Madhubala, Shyama, Mumtaz Begum and K.N. Singh. It was directed by P. L. Santoshi.[1]

This film was released in black-and-white. It became particularly popular for its qawwali songs and was one of the biggest hits at the box-office in 1960. This is music director Roshan's first big success; almost all the film songs became hits. Barsaat Ki Raat was also one of the last films to star celebrated actress Madhubala.

Story[edit]

The story features a number of innovative themes while maintaining the basic form of a love story. It has particularly strong female characters who are independent-minded and choose their own loves and destiny. Conflicts are not so much between the wishes of the parents and children about whom the children will marry, as is a common theme in Indian movies, but on the more complex level of conflicts among the main characters and the duplicitous signals men and women send each other. The movie glorifies the lives of "singing girls" not often regarded highly in Indian society. Although it is set with Muslim characters, the movie seamlessly shows the universality of sensual love.

Music[edit]

The song and dance does not occur randomly as is often the case in Indian movies; instead it is an integral part of the story-line, which involves a poet and singer as well as poetry competitions that were once common.

Female singers: Asha Bhosle, Kamal Barot, Lata Mangeshkar, Sudha Malhotra, Suman Kalyanpur
Male singers: S. D. Batish, Balbeer, Bande Hasan, Manna Dey, Mohammad Rafi

All lyrics written by Sahir Ludhianvi, all music composed by Roshan.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Zindagi Bhar Nahi Bhoolegi Who Barsaat Ki Raat"     Mohammad Rafi 4:26
2. "Garjat Barsat Sawan Aayo Re"     Suman Kalyanpur & Kamal Barot  
3. "Main Ne Shayad Tumhein Pehlay Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai"     Mohammad Rafi  
4. "Mujhe Mil Gaya Bahana Teri Deed Ka"     Lata Mangeshkar  
5. "Nigah-e-Naaz Ke Maron Ka Haal Kya Hoga- A Qawwali song"     Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra, Shankar Shambhu, S. D. Batish & Chorus 8:43
6. "Na Tau Karvaan Ki Talash Hai - A Qawwali song"     Mohammad Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey 12:03
7. "Yeh Hai Ishq Ishq - A Qawwali song"     Mohammad Rafi,Manna Dey, Sudha Malhotra, S. D. Batish & Chorus  
8. "Ji Chahta Hai Choom Loon Teri Nazar Ko Mein -A Qawwali song"     Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra, Balbir, Bande Hasan & Chorus  
9. "Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Who Barsaat Ki Raat"     Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammad Rafi  

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.citwf.com/film30411.htm, film Barsaat Ki Raat (1960) on Complete Index To World Film website, Retrieved 27 Dec 2015

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