Friday, March 9, 2012

Meena Kumari, Raj Kumar and Nadira were outstanding in Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi.

Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi. Meena Kumari, Raj Kumar and Nadira were outstanding in the film Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi. The film was released in 1960. It was directed by Kishore Sahu. In the film Raj Kumar played the role of a notable doctor. Meena Kumari was a nurse in his hospital with whom Raj Kumar fell in love. But his mother asked him to marry Nadira against the wishes of Raj Kumar. The reason was that Nadira’s father had contributed a lot for higher education of Raj Kumar. Nadira suspected Raj Kumar to still have affair with Meena Kumari. Due to Nadira’s insistence Raj Kumar failed to go to hospital to treat Om Prakash, who died out of cancer. Meena Kumari left the hospital to avoid scandal. But Nadira came back and to take revenge boarded Meena Kumari and took her in long drive and the car met with an accident. Nadira fell in water and drowned. Raj Kumar saved Meena Kumar in the water. The fell ended up being one of the best 6 super hit films of 1960. The music of Shankar Jaikishan made everyone spellbound. Shankar Jaikishan received filmfare award for the best composer in 1960 for the composition of music in this film. Lata’s songs “sheeshe-e-dil itna na uchalo”, “dil apna aur preet parayi”, “mera dil ab tera ho sajna”, “ajeeb dastan hai yeh” and Rafi’s song “jane kahan gayi” became immortal hits. Excellent performance of Raj Kumar and Meena Kumari and Nadira made the film immoral. If Nadira’s villanish performance caught attention, Meena Kumari’s soft spoken aristocratic performance made the viewers mesmerized. The character artists in the film Om Prakash, Shammi, Baby Naaz, Tuntun and others require special mention. The film should be restored.

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