Barsaat Ki Raat

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Barsaat Ki Raat
Barsaat Ki Raat.jpg
Directed byP. L. Santoshi
Produced byR. Chandra
StarringMadhubala
Bharat Bhushan
Shyama
Mumtaz Begum
K. N. Singh Ratna (Bhushan)
Music byRoshan
Sahir Ludhianvi (film song lyrics)
Release date
1960
Running time
142 min.
LanguageHindi

Barsaat Ki Raat (transl. 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][2]

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 was music director Roshan's biggest musical success; almost all the film songs became hits. Barsaat Ki Raat was also one of the last films to star celebrated actress Madhubala.[1][3]

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 in the Indian society.

Song Singer
Na Tau Karvaan Ki Talash Hai - Mohammad Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey
Nigah-e-Naaz Ke Maron Ka Haal Kya Hoga Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra, Shankar Shambhu, S. D. Batish & Chorus
Zindagi Bhar Nahi Bhoolegi Woh Barsaat Ki Raat Mohammad Rafi
Garjat Barsat Sawan Aayo Re Suman Kalyanpur & Kamal Barot
Main Ne Shayad Tumhein Pehlay Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai Mohammad Rafi
Mujhe Mil Gaya Bahana Teri Deed Ka Lata Mangeshkar
Yeh Hai Ishq Ishq Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, Sudha Malhotra, S. D. Batish & Chorus
Ji Chahta Hai Choom Loon Teri Nazar Ko Mein Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra, Balbir, Bande Hasan & Chorus
Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Woh Barsaat Ki Raat Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammad Rafi
Maaus to hoon vade se tere Mohammad Rafi

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barsaat Ki Raat (1960 film)". University of Iowa (Cinema) website. 20 June 2005. Archived from the original on 20 June 2005. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ film Barsaat Ki Raat (1960) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website Retrieved 12 November 2019
  3. ^ "Top Earners at the Box Office 1960". BoxOfficeIndia.com website. 7 February 2009. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

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