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Monday, January 28, 2013
Jeetender and Rajshree were brilliant in Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne.
Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram was an excellent director of the 1950s and 1960s. His film Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne stormed bollywood in 1964. Ramlal composed the music of the film.
In the film Jeetender belonged to the family of sculptors. He met Rajshree and from that time the beauty of Rajshree inspired him to make sculptures. When Rajshree’s mother Mai Bhinde wanted to sell her to a rich person, she escaped from her house and asked Jeetender to marry her.
Jeetender’s uncle C.H. Atma helped Jeetender and encouraged him to marry Rajshree. Later it was found that Rajshree was the daughter of Surendra Nath who lost his daughter in an early age. Ramlal composed excellent music in the film. Hasrat Jaipuri wrote the lyrics of the songs of the film. The title song “geet gaya pattharon ne” sung by Kishori Amonkar, the song “aayiye padhariye” sung by Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor made the listeners spellbound. C.H. Atma’s songs “ek pal jo mila hai” and “ho saath agar” became popular.
The film had to face competition from a number of super hit films in 1964 like Sangam, Dosti, Kashmir Ki Kali, Ziddi. But the film kept its mark. It launched the career of Jeetender as it was his first film. There was excellent acting and dance performance from Rajshree. Actors Surender, Nana Palsikar, Mai Bhinde, all did very well. V. Shantaram’s excellent direction touched everyone. The film should be preserved and reserved.