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Jaa ree sakhi saj dhaj ke

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“Ghoonghat”(1960) was produced by S S Wasan and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Gemini Studios, Madras. This movie had Bharat Bhushan, Pradeep Kumar, Bina Rai, Asha Parekh, Leela Chitnis, Rajendranath, Rehman, Agha etc. This was a Madrasi style movie, but curiously enough, its story was inspired from a Bangla story. It was an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s 1906 Bengali story “Noukadubi”.

The movie had ten songs in it. Eight songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the ninth song from “Ghoonghat”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a marriage ritual song. The song is lip synced by Bina Rai who plays the silently sacrificing lady, a character that was the cornerstone of Hindi movies of these days.

The bride is played by a very young Asha Parekh.

Song-Jaa ri sakhi saj dhaj ke apne pee ke dwaare(Ghoonghat)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi


Jaa ri sakhi saj dhaj ke
apne pee ke dwaare
jaa ri sakhi saj dhaj ke
apne pee ke dwaare

tu khushiyon se jholi bhar le
dekh na aansu hamaare ae ae
jaa ri sakhi saj dhaj ke
apne pee ke dwaare

ik ghar ujde
ik bas jaaye
hai yahi jag ki reeti
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

jaa ri dulhaniya
dekh na mudke
sakhiyon pe kya beeti
hmm mm hmm
hmm mm hmm

apni apni kismat hai ye
koi jeete koi haare ae ae ae
ja ri sakhi saj dhaj ke
apne pee ke dwaare

5 Responses to "Jaa ree sakhi saj dhaj ke"

“Ghoonghat” was remade in the 1989 as “Paraya Ghar” with Tanuja, Jaya Prada, Madhavi, Raj Babbar, Rishi Kapoor, Kadar Khan, Aruna Irani etc. I saw this recently (sometime in the last few years) and saw “Ghoonghat” after that.
The story is indeed that one would expect from made in South India movies.
Madhavi and Bina Rai played similar characters. The story had them married to Raj Babbar and Bharat Bhushan respectively, but because of the ‘Ghoonghat’ they have not seen their husband’s face neither have the husbands seen them.
The other pair Rishi Kapoor -Jaya Prada and Pradeep Kumar -Asha Parekh are in love but cannot marry for some reason (I can’t recall). Then, there is an accident and the married couple are separated and the ladies land up in the other hero’s home. And just when Rishi’s and Pradeep Kumar’s mothers are dreaming of getting this new lady as their bahu, the married ladies run away from the ‘Paraya Ghar’ try to commit suicide and are rescued by the other hero who is their original husband. The ladies now know who their real husbands are but find that the husbands are going to marry the other lady. So we have Madhavi getting Jaya Prada ready for Raj Babbar and Bina Rai is shown dressing up Asha Parekh for Bharat Bhushan. So we have two sacrificing ladies whose fate is resolved in the last reel, and the respective couples marry each other.
The audience sits through this confusing story with a few handkerchiefs


Thanks for the details. Indeed, it is all so very archtypical Madrasi movie melodrama.

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Dear All,

For those not in the know, the Story is based on TAGORE’s famous Novel “NAUKADUBI”, written in 1906, which has been made into Films of many languages over the years. The original story had a Boat Accident which in later versions has been replaced by Train Accidents and similar. But the core story remains the same. The earlier Hindi version was “MILAN” (1946) starring Dilip Kumar.

With warm regards


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Nice of you to give extra on the story of the movie


Looks like it is movie made in Madras, but the story is situated in maybe Bengal or other place, given the situation of ‘Ghoonghat’. It seems Pradeep Kumar made a hit pair with Bina Rai and Meena Kumari both.

Its ‘Ghoonghat’ 1960, so please correct the year in details given below the song link.


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