Jahan Ara (film)
|Directed by||Vinod Kumar|
|Music by||Madan Mohan|
|Distributed by||Light and Shade|
|Box office||₹ 1,10,00,000|
Jahan Ara is a 1964 Indian Hindi debut film of director Vinod Kumar. 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.
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.
- Mala Sinha as Jahan Ara
- Bharat Bhushan as Mirza Yusuf Changezi
- Shashikala as Karuna
- Prithviraj Kapoor as Shah Jahan
- Achala Sachdev as Mumtaz Mahal
- Om Prakash
- Sunder as Gulley
- Aruna Irani
- Minoo Mumtaz as a natuch girl
- Farida Jalal
|Studio album by Madan Mohan|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
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.
|1.||"Baad Muddat Ke Yeh Ghadi Ayee"||Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur||04:57|
|2.||"Main Teri Nazar Ka Suroor Hoon"||Talat Mahmood||02:56|
|3.||"Woh Chup Rahen To Mere"||Lata Mangeshkar||04:35|
|4.||"Phir Wohi Sham Wohi Gham"||Talat Mahmood||03:30|
|5.||"Aye Sanam Aaj Aye Qasam Khayen"||Talat Mahmood, Lata Mangeshkar||04:40|
|6.||"Teri Aankh Ke Ansoo"||Talat Mahmood||04:05|
|7.||"Kisi Ki Yaad Mein Duniya Ko"||Mohammed Rafi||03:25|
|8.||"Haal-E-Dil Yoon Unhe Sunaayaa Gayaa"||Lata Mangeshkar||03:03|
|9.||"Jab Jab Tumhe Bhulaya, Tum Aur Yaad Aaye"||Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle||08:25|
|10.||"Tum uda 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. Another song "Kabhee Aankhon Mein Teri" sung by he 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.