Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#506)
Date:  Monday, May 28, 2001 1:04 PM PST



       Song:   thandi pavan chale, saanjh dhale
               kuhu kuhu koyal bole
               jiya dole jiya dole, pavan chale...
       Film:   Footpath (1953)
       Singer: Talat Mahmood, Premlata, Ashima Bannerji
       Music:  Khaiyyam
       Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
       *ing:   Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari

I can't recall hearing or seeing this song in the movie. A pity, because it would have sent a much welcome upbeat breeze into this rampant picture of melancholia from Zia Sarhadi. 'shaam-e-gham ki qasam', in all its splendor, has unfortunately eclipsed a lot of wonderful musical offerings in this movie - mostly a lovely batch of Asha solos - "kaisa jaadu daala re", "piya aaja re dil mera pukaare" and the gentle "soja mere pyaare soja soja" lori, all picturized on a young an angelic Meena Kumari.

This song shares its mood and sentiment with quite a few kindred melodies in HFM ('saanvle salone aye din...', 'raahi matvaale', to name a couple) - everything's happy inside, everything's happy outside - like the oft-repeated lines from Browning - 'the lark is on the wing, the snail is on the thorn..' etc. (which I think I have already included in an earlier ATMJH). Great tune.


Audio clip:    506.rm

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Author: Hrishi Dixit