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‘Sonal’ (1973) was an obscure film which was produced under the banner of A K Productions. The film was directed by Prabhat Mukherjee. The star cast included Mallika Sarabhai and Jatin Khanna in the lead roles supported by Iftikhar, Gajanan Jagirdar, Sulochana, Sona, Gurnam Singh, Tarun Ghosh etc. It was debut film for Mallika Sarabhai and Jatin Khanna. The film’s censor certificate was issued on December 26, 1973. I am not sure if the film was released.

The name of the film’s director, Prabhat Mukherjee (1917-1997) sounded familiar to me as I had come across his name in the context of Arundhati Devi while doing a series ‘Hindi Songs in Bangla Films’ for the Blog. Arundhati Devi was the actor-singer and director of many Bangla films. She has acted with Prabhat Mukherjee in Bangla films during 1950-56.

According to Indrani Maitra, the sister of Prabhat Mukherjee, he had started his career with All India Radio, Calcutta (Kolkata) in the early 1940s. Thereafter, he switched over to Bangla films as an actor from 1950. He turned writer-director with his Bangla film ‘Maa” (1956) in which Arundhati Devi was the lead actress with Asit Baran. Prabhat Mukherjee and Arundhati Devi got married in 1955 but their marriage was short-lived resulting in a divorce in 1957 after which Aundhati Devi got married to Tapan Sinha. Prabhat Mukherjee got married for the second time, but this marriage too resulted in a divorce.

Prabhat Mukherjee also directed films in Oriya, Assamese and Hindi. ‘Shayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor’ (1972) was his first Hindi film as a director in which Balraj Sahni acted with his son, Parikshat Sahni. Apart from ‘Sonal’ (1973), he also directed ‘Chimni Ka Dhuan’ (1973) with Motilal and Balraj Sahni. It appears that both these films may have got delayed in their censor certification and releases.

Prabhat Mukherjee continued to be associated with Bangla films into 1980s. While on his filmy career front, he won as many as 5 National Awards for his films that included Bangla, Oriya and Assamese during 1959-64, on a personal front, he was emotionally affected by his two divorces. To get the peace of mind, he visited Dwarkamai in Shirdi which was the place where Shri Sai Baba spent a major part of his life until his death. Here, Prabhat Mukherjee found peace, courage and strength to face the life. He devoted most of of his time studying and teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba. He also wrote a book ‘Redemption at Shirdi’ in Bengali which was later translated into English by his sister, Indrani Maitra and got published after his death in 1997.

The film ‘Sonal’ (1973) is not available for viewing on any on-line platforms. So, I had to rely on film’s booklet giving the synopsis of the story which was reproduced on ‘Cinemaazi’ in Hindi. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

College going Sonal (Mallika Sarabhai) has grown up under the loving care of her sister-in-law (Sulochana Latkar). During a family picnic, Sonal meets Dr. Rajeev (Jatin Khanna) who has been working in a leprosy hospital as a part of his desire to serve such patients. He has only two aims in his life – to conduct research to eradicate leprosy and to look after his deaf and mute sister.

Both Sonal and Dr. Rajeev meets regularly which culminates into liking for each other. They wish to get married. However, Sonal’s elder brother (Iftikhar) who is well educated and a lawyer, opposes the marriage taking an conservative view. It is his wife (Sonal’s sister-in-law) who is not so much educated but has a liberal attitude, arranges for the marriage.

Rajeev remains busy with his hospital as well as his research works for which he is assisted by Laxmi (Sona). Over a period of time, Sonal becomes jealous of Laxmi who is with Dr Rajeev most of the time. Laxmi on the other hand is jealous of Sonal who is very much loved by Rajeev. Neither Sonal could understand the importance of Laxmi in Dr. Rajeev’s research work not Laxmi understands Dr Rajeev’s love for his wife.

The situation reaches a flash point when Dr Rajeev’s close associate in research work becomes a catalyst for creating a rift between Sonal and Dr Rajeev which leads to their separation. Neither her lawyer-brother’s conservative attitudes nor a sympathetic attitude of her sister-in-law can bring the reproachment between Sonal and Dr Rajeev. Finally, the realisation on the part of Soanl that both she and Dr Rajeec are the soulmate and the external factors should not affect their relationship, gets them united.

‘Sonal’ (1973) has 4 songs written by Yogesh Gaud which are set to music by Manna Dey. In fact, after a gap of over 15 years, Manna Dey took the baton as a music director of this film which was his last film as a music director.

I present the first song ‘deewaangi deewaangi ye pyaar ki’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by Manna Dey and Usha Rege. On the basis of the lyrics, it appears that the song has benn picturised on Jatin Khanna and Mallika Sarabhai during their courtship.

With this song, ‘Sonal’ (1973) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Deewaangi ye pyaar ki (Sonal)(1973) Manna Dey, Usha Rege, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Manna Dey
Both

Lyrics

deewaangi ee
deewaangi
ye pyaar ki
kyun ban gayi hai meri zindagi
har ghadi dil mein
dil ki mehfil mein
chhaayi rahe koi bekhudi ee
deewaangi ee
deewaangi
haay teri
deewaangi ban gayi hai meri
har ghadi dil mein
dil ki mehfil mein
chhaayi rahe koi bekhudi ee
deewaangi

ye kya nainon mein hai
toone kaajal se likhaa
honthon se
dheere se
bikhre hansi kyun bataa aa
ho o o o
ho o o o
maine naam tera
nainon mein hai likh liya
honthon se
chhalke re
nagma tere pyaar kaa aa aa

ye khumaari ye bekaraari
dekho kam ho na kabhi ee
deewaangi
haay teri
deewaangi ban gayi hai meri
har ghadi dil mein
dil ki mehfil mein
chhaayi rahe koi bekhudi ee
deewaangi

toone har janam mein
maang bhar di saajna
janmon kaa
ye naata
dekho kabhi toote naa aa

ho o o o
ho o o o
bolo kab akele
ham jiyen tere bina
saathi re
dekho ye
bandhan kabhi chhoote naa aa
toot jaaye koi na haay
teri meri ye khushi

deewaangi
ye pyaar ki
kyun ban gayi hai meri zindagi
har ghadi dil mein
dil ki mehfil mein
chhaayi rahe koi bekhudi ee
deewaangi
haay teri
deewaangi ban gayi hai meri
har ghadi dil mein

dil ki mehfil mein
chhayi rahe koi bekhudi
deewaangi


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