Lata and Sadhna.
The leading actresses of the 50s and 60s were indebted to Lata for shaping their career in bollywood with the outstanding she had provided to most of them. Sadhna had created a lasting impression in the minds of viewers with her glamour and powerful performance in most of her films.
She was blessed with immortal music composed for her by legendary composers and melodious songs sung by Lata. In Asli Nakli, Lata’s song “tera mera pyare amar” composed by Shankar Jaikishan, became a big hit. In Mere Mehboob, Lata’s song “mere mehboob tujhe meri mohabbat ki kasam”, and “mere mehboob me” sung by Lata and composed by Naushad became everlasting hit.
In Aarzoo, Sadhna ‘s glamour and performance opposite Rajender Kumar was complimented by romantic songs of Lata composed by Shankar Jaikishan including “aji ruth kar ab”, “bedardi balma”, etc. In Rajkumar, Sadna balanced the performance of Shammi Kapoor. Lata’s songs like “aja ai bahar” composed by Shankar Jaikishan contributed a lot for the success of the film.
In Woh Kaun Thi, Madanmohan’s composition of music had created a great impact on the minds of the viewers. Lata’s songs for Sadhna, including “lag ja gale”, “nina bares rimjhim rimjhim” had maintained both the uncanny atmosphere and the melody of the composer. Manoj Kumar also performed very well as a doctor in the film.
In Mera Saya, the title song “tu jaha jaha chalega” sung by Lata and composed by Madanmohan stands out as one of the most legendary compositions of the legendary composer. The film involved suspense relating the death of Sadhna, the wife of Sunil Dutt in the film and the song haunted the audience throughout the film.
The other successful songs of Lata that were picturised on Sadhna include “humne tumko pyar diya hai jitna” from the film Dulha Dulhan, composed by Kalyanji Anandji, which was also sung by Mukesh for Raj Kapoor in the same film, “hume teri mohabbat ka sahara mil gaya hota” from the film Baharen Phir Bhi Ayegi, composed by LP, etc.
The films of Sadhna and the songs by Lata should be preserved for generations because they have lost their relevance even after 40 years of their composition.
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