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Raghukul reeti sada chali aayee

Posted on: January 20, 2023

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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (Missing movies of 1973-9)

Today’s movie of ‘1973’ is ‘Charitra’.

As a cricketer in childhood I was aware that Salim Durrani has acted in a Hindi movie titled as ‘Charitra’. Seniors in our cricket playing group used to discuss such ‘interesting topics (?)’ then.

I think many of them may not have seenthis movie then as it was a movie with restricted viewing (i.e. passed by Censor Board with ‘A’ certificate).

I am not aware if this movie was at all screened in theatres or it just disappeared without trace.

Anyway we had always got to read that there was a movie in which cricketer Salim Durrani had acted.

Later on as a ‘movie watching’ boy and as a grown up person I became aware that Parveen Babi was the heroine of this movie and this was her debut movie.

Now equipped with HFGK I know that there were no songs in this movie except a ‘dohaa’ from ‘Ramayana’ played in the background. And the other sound track bearing ‘background music’, so there are two soundtracks of this movie which were released.

“Charita-1973” was directed by B.R. Ishara for ‘B.R.I. Arts’. B.R. Ishara was also the producer of this movie.

It had Parveen Babi (mentioned as the ‘hottest discovery) and Salim Durrani (mentioned as ‘ace cricketer of India’) with Manmohan Krishna, Asit Sen, Kanchan Mattu, Abhijeet Sen, Dilip Dutt, Johny Whisky, Amul Sen, Jyoti, Ratan, Latika, Jharna, Abbas, Murti, Ruzbay, Vasanti, Sameena, Madhu, Manoj, Raj Pankaj, Prem Pujari, Hira, Gulshan, Deepak Gayan, Madhu, and Gautam Sarin.

This movie also introduces two more new faces i.e. Arvind Kirad and Subramanium. C.S. Dubey had a special appearance in this movie.

This movie was written by B.R. Ishara who was also the producer and director of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by I.M. Kunnu.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.10.1973.

Music for this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri. He also sung the ‘doha’ by Tulsidas from Ramayana’.

There were no songs in this movie and so no lyricist contributed in the movie.

Only two soundtracks were released.

Today we present the ‘doha’ soundtrack sung by Bappi Lahiri in his own voice.

In the picturisation we can see Parveen Babi in a ‘dharm sankat’ 🙂 I guess, looking at books on ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’ scattered around her …

Today 20th January’2023 is the eighteenth ‘remembrance anniversary’ of actress Parveen Bai. She left this world on this day in ‘2005’.

So let us pay our tributes to her today!!!

With today’s presentation this movie ‘Charitra-1973’ makes its debut and also attains ‘Yippeeee-hood’ on the blog.


Audio, also including background music

Song-Raghukul reeti sada chali aayee (Charitra)(1973) Singer-Bappi Lahiri, Lyrics-Tulsidas, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics(as per audio version)

raghukul reeti
sadaa chali aayi
praan jaayee paru
vachan na jaayi

raghukul reeti sadaa chali aayi
praan jaayee paru vachan na jaayi
raghukul reeti sadaa chali aayi
praan jaayee paru vachan na jaayi
raghukul reeti sadaa chali aayi ee
sadaa chali aayi …


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