MAHAL (Hindi Movie 1949)

MadhubalaMadhubala (Marilyn Monroe of the East) in MAHAL

I was 3 years old when this movie was released in 1949. I remember my parents taking me with other siblings to the movie theatre. The only scene that stuck to my mind from this movie was a clock tower in the night from which a huge bat was flying away. The part I got right was the sense that this movie was spooky. But when I watched this movie recently after all these years I discovered that the scene, which was stuck in my mind, was a juxtaposition of two different scenes. Well, I am glad I cleared that up.
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One of the old Hindi songs that I have always enjoyed is from this movie. Here it is,

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The lyrics of this song are as follows. They express a beautiful longing.

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Khaamosh hai zamaanaa, chup chaap hain sitaare
Aaraam se hai duniyaa, bekal hain dil ke maare
Aise mein koyi aahat, is tarah aa rahi hai
Jaise ki chal rahaa ho, man mein koyi hamaare
Yaa dil dhadak rahaa hai, ik aas ke sahaare
Aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa aayegaa aanewaalaa
Aayegaa, aayegaa, aanewaalaa,
Aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa aanewaalaa
Aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa
Deepak bagair kaise, parwaane jal rahe hain
Deepak bagair kaise, parwaane jal rahe hain
Koyi nahin chalaataa, aur teer chal rahe hain
Koyi nahin chalaataa, aur teer chal rahe hain
Tadpegaa koyi kab tak, be aas be sahaare
Tadpegaa koyi kab tak, be aas be sahaare
Lekin ye kah rahe hain, dil ke mere ishaare
Aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa aanewaalaa,
Aayegaa aayegaa, aayegaa
Bhatki huyi jawaani, manzil ko dhoondhti hai
Bhatki huyi jawaani, manzil ko dhoondhti hai
Maajhi bagair naiyaa, saahil ko dhoondhti hai
Maajhi bagair naiyaa, saahil ko dhoondhti hai
Kyaa jaane dil ki kashti, kab tak lage kinaare
Kyaa jaane dil ki kashti, kab tak lage kinaare
Lekin ye kah rahe hain, dil ke mere ishaare
Aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa aanewaalaa,
Aayegaa aayegaa, aayegaa, aayegaa.

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Finally here is the whole movie.

 

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