, 24 Mar 2008
A good quality dvd: running time is 2.37hrs, with no obvious gaps or missed songs. The leads (Mahipal and Sandhya - hardly major stars) are wooden, the story line is unconvincing, and many of the fantasy song sequences border on the absurd, but none of this matters: the film (a huge hit in 1959) is still well worth watching, simply because of the superlative music - one of C Ramchandras best ever soundtracks. (There are also several dances from Sandhya, though I personally dont care for her curiously jerky - albeit athletic - style of dancing.) The singers are Asha, Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, C Ramchandra and Bharat Vyas. Ashas Dil se dil mila le in particular is absolutely mesmerizing - in addition to singing this glorious song superbly, she even manages to mimic the voice of the actress (Vandana) perfectly! (This song can be seen in its entirety on Youtube - link at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHZqmmOdHgg )
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