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Meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re

Posted on: August 20, 2013

“Naya Kanoon” (1965) was a movie with a different story line. Most movie goers of the time were not mature to appreciate such movies and as such the movie failed at the box office. Here is what Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia, has to say about this movie:

NAYA KANOON(1965) was based on a totally new theme. Around that time, the Government of India had passed a law(kanoon) that daughters will get equal share of father’s property-just like the sons.

This law had caused a sensation in Indian homes. Some felt that now the daughters will become arrogant, some felt that the brother-sister love will diminish. There was,however a section which was happy with this law.

Naya Kanoon story was built around this new law(naya kanoon).

Ashok Kumar (Shekhar) wants to get his sister Vyjyanti Mala (Jyoti) married in a good house, but everywhere they ask for dowry. The benefit of the new law that Jyoti will get father’s half property, does not cut ice anywhere. Meanwhile Jyoti loves and marries Deepak(Bharat Bhushan) an unemployed poor poet. Her father and brother break relations with Jyoti. Daya shankar(Badri prasad), the father,however leaves his house to Jyoti in the will. While going for will registration, father dies in an accident and then the will is contested in court by the brother.

The naya kanoon comes to the help of Jyoti ultimately,is the entire story.

The reason for the film not to click was that both Vyjayantimala and Bharat Bhushan were well past their prime. The story line was poor, direction non inspiring and the two subplots(one of Omprakash-the munshi and the tension between hero/heroine over her job) messed up everything.
Even Madan Mohan’s music could not save the film. (Wonder,why Madan Mohan always got floppable films ?)

With the story revolving around brother-sister relations, there was good scope for a rakhi song in this movie. As it turns out there is indeed a Rakhi song in this movie !

Here is that song. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle and it is lip synced by Vyjyanti Mala who is shown tying rakhi on the wrist of Ashok Kumar. Ashok Kumar’s wife is played by Poornima, I guess.

Saraswati Kumar Deepak is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.



Song-Meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re (Naya Kanoon)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Madan Mohan


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meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan
meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan
taar taar mein khel rahi hai
taaron ki muskaan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan
meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan

bhai behan ke man ka karti
raakhi door andhera
raakhi ka din laaya karta
khushiyon bhara sawera
baandh diye hain in taaron ne
badey badey toofaan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan
meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan

sabse niraali kismat waali
hoti hai wo behna
jisko daata de dete hain
bhai jaisa gehna
is gehne ki
heere moti se bhi oonchi shaan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan
meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan

oonch neench ke bhed bhaav ko
jisne kabhi na dekha
pyaar nahin mit’ta
mit sakti hai patthar ki rekha
phool phool mein jhoola karta
behna ka vardaan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan
meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re
teri rakhsha kare bhagwaan

5 Responses to "Meri raakhi ki rakhiyo tu aan re"

Vyjyanthimala was hardly ‘past her prime’ in 1964! ‘Sangam’ came latr, remember?


Sangam came in 1964. But I agree to your point.




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