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Suno morey naina suno morey naina

Posted on: April 23, 2014


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“Daaera” (1953) is a forgotten movie by now and few people today have any idea about what this movie was all about. But we in this blog know about the movie and the background behind the making of this movie, thanks to the details provided by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia. Here is what he has to say about this movie:

DAAERA-1953 is surely the most forgotten, least known and a very mournful film by Kamal Amrohi. After the runaway success of MAHAL-1949, Kamal Amrohi was obsessed with the theme and he thought that what Madhubala did in Mahal, Meena Kumari could do better in Daaera.

Daayera was a ‘subkuchh’ Kamal Amrohi film. He not only produced and directed it, but also he wrote the Dialogues and Screenplay also, besides making it under his own Banner- Kamal pictures. The role of Meena Kumari was written such that there was no scope for the Hero(unlike Ashok Kumar in Mahal), and hence Nasir Khan was taken. Though a brother of Dilip Kumar, Nasir was a real B grade actor, who, even if he had strived hard, could not have overshadowed Meena Kumari.

Actually the film was very effective with its haunting scenes and ‘daraawna’ background music. The overall impact of the movie was successful in creating a mystery atmosphere, but unfortunately, comparisons with Mahal were unavoidable. In 1953, Madhubala was a greater star than Meena Kumari , who blossomed in the 60s and 70s mainly.

Meena Kumari, playing Sheetal, a young lady, is married to a very old and ailing husband(Nana Palsikar), who looks more like her father. There are some scenes where this has been emphasized too. To vent her emotions, she has an affair with Shravan Kumar(Nasir Khan).

The film depicts the death of Nasir Khan, falling off a balcony, while Meena Kumari watches it. This affects her mind and she can not come out of it, finally succumbing to the emotions and committing suicide by falling off the balcony, just like her lover.

After this, the viewer is so much confused about the story(at least I was), that whether there is a reincarnation or repeat scenes of the Hero/Heroines was not clear.
Anyway, those days,the reviews in the papers and magazines were also unfavourable and very soon the film went off the theatres.

I remember, Meena Kumari, in an interview once had said ‘ I would like to forget that I acted in a film called Daayera.’

Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fifth song from the movie. This song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jamal Sen.

Only the audio of this song is available. From the story of the movie, it appears that this song was picturised on Meena Kumari.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Khyati Bhatt.

Audio

Video

Song-Suno morey naina suno morey naina (Daaera)(1953) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Jamal Sen

Lyrics (Provided by Khyati Bhatt)

suno more naina suno more naina
suno more naina suno more naina

mujhko jo gham hai koi sune na
mujhko jo gham hai koi sune na
tumko kasam hai chupke hi rehna
unse na kehna
unse na kehna
unse na kehna
unse na kehna
suno more naina
suno more naina
suno more naina

jaagoon akeli birha sataawe
jaagoon akeli
nindiya bulaaoon
nindiya na aaye
nindiya na aaye
beete na raine
beete na raina
beete na raine
beete na raina
suno more naina
suno more naina
suno more naina

chitwan se bhi gham koi na chhalke
chitwan se bhi gham koi na chhalke
palkon se koi aansoo na dhhalke
gham yoon hi sehna
gham yoon hi sehna
gham yoon hi sehna
gham yoon hi sehna
suno more naina
suno more naina
suno more naina
suno

1 Response to "Suno morey naina suno morey naina"

Daaera cannot stand in comparison with Mahal, of course, but I think can stand on its own legs. I saw in DD (I think) though I do not remember much except that Meena Kumari had a tragic role. The music stood out (Jamal Sen claimed that his lineage could be traced to Sangeet Samrat Tansen). I managed to get a VCD of the film after great effort.

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