Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jeetender and Mumtaz were sublime in Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti.

V. Shantaram gave the first break in the career of Jeetender with the film Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne in 1964. In 1967, V. Shantaram again gave a prominent role to Jeetender in the film Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti. Satish Bhatia composed the music of the film. In the film Jeetender played the role of an honest school teacher. He lived in a village in Himachal Pradesh. He got a job in a Government school where Nana Palsikar was the Head-master. He tried to preach new style of teaching, like taking the students to paddy fields, villages and make the understand the soil of the country. Mukesh’s song “yeh kaun chitrakar hai” was sung in that background. Actor Surendra played the role of a lawyer who was a friend of Jeetender. But Jeetender’s brother was a criminal. He loved Surender’s daughter played by Vaishali, but when she carried his child, he took her near a pond and killed her. Her dress was found in the house of Jeetender and he was arrested. Mumtaz helped Jeetender. She had a handicraft shop in the village. She brought similar type of dress that was found in Jeetender’s house. She said she lost the dress and the ornament and saved Jeetender with her clever testimony in Court. When Jeetender read the letter written by Surender’s daughter Vaishali to his own brother played by Akashdeep, he took his brother to police-station and compelled him to confess about the crime. He received life-imprisonment. Jeetender played the character of the honest school-teacher very well. Mumtaz balanced Jeetender’s calm performance with her agile performance. The title song “boond jo ban gayi moti” was sung well by Manna Dey and Asha Bhosle. V. Shantaram provided excellent social message in the film. The film did good business in 1967 and helped Jeetender and Mumtaz in advancing their careers. The film and the music of the film should be preserved.

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