Ladki Sahyadri Ki

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Ladki Sahyadri Ki
Ladki Sahyadri Ki.jpg
Directed byV. Shantaram
Produced byV. Shantaram
StarringSandhya
Shalini Abhyankar
Vatsala Deshmukh
Kumar Dighe
Music byVasant Desai
CinematographyV. Avadhoot
Production
company
Release date
1966 (1966)
Running time
151 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Ladki Sahyadri Ki (Girl From Sahyadri) is a 1966 Hindi social drama film directed by V. Shantaram. Also called Iye Marathichiye Nagari (The Land of Maharashtra) in Marathi, it was a bilingual for V. Shantaram productions under the Rajkamal Kalamandir banner.[1] The music was composed by Vasant Desai, with lyrics by Bharat Vyas.[2] The cast included Sandhya, Shalini Abhyankar, Vatsala Deshmukh, Kumar Dighe, Keshavrao Date, and Baburao Pendharkar.[3]

The story revolves around Rani, a stage performer from an impoverished family, and her attempts to help repair a temple in her village.

Plot[edit]

Rani (Sandhya) and her family are poor, but she is not allowed to work when offered a job in a theatrical company, as it is against the custom of her family to have girls working. However, she takes on the job when the village temple needs money for repairs. The stage-owner starts drinking and makes inappropriate advances to Rani. When she snubs him, he stops the work on the temple restoration. Rani is separated from her family, but finally reunites with them and has the temple completed.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by Vasant Desai, had a bhajan in the voice of Pandit Jasraj "Vandana Karo Archana Karo" in Raga Ahir Bhairav. Pandit Jasraj sang only four songs in four films, Ladki Sahayadri Ki (1966), Birbal My Brother (1975) and 1920 (2008) and Anant Mahadevan's Gour Hari Dastaan (2013). He had, however, composed music for Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay (1988).[4]

The background music was also by Vasant Desai, who had parted ways with Shantaram following Navrang. However, on Shantaram's request, he returned to compose music for Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne and Ladki Sahyadri Ki.[5] The lyricist for Ladki Sahyadri Ki was Bharat Vyas, and the singers were Pandit Jasraj, Asha Bhosle, Amar Shaikh, Mahendra Kapoor and Suman Kalyanpur.[6]

Songlist[edit]

# Title Singer
1 "Vandana Karo Archana Karo". Pandit Jasraj
2 Kahan Chale Chhaliya Mera Loot Ke Jiya Asha Bhosle
3 Kyun Lage Laaj Preet Ki Asha Bhosle
4 Meri Jhansi Nahi Doongi Asha Bhosle
5 Tum Mujhe Khoon Do Asha Bhosle
6 Karo Sab Nichhawar Bano Sab Fakir Asha Bhosle
7 Angrezo Ne Jeet Li Jhansi Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor, Amar Shaikh
8 Shubhra Kamal Jab Aayega Mahendra Kapoor
9 Tohri Ungli Se Krishna Suman Kalyanpur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen; Professor of Critical Studies Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. pp. 272–. ISBN 978-1-135-94318-9. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Ladki Sahyadri Ki". MySwar.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Ladki Sahyadri Ki". Alan Goble. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ Lalwani, Vickey (23 January 2013). "Pandit Jasraj & L Subramaniam return to film music". Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Times of India. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  5. ^ Nilu N. Gavankar (2011). The Desai Trio and the Movie Industry of India. AuthorHouse. pp. 72–. ISBN 978-1-4634-1941-7. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Ladki Sahyadri Ki". hindigeetmala.net. Hindi Geetmala. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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