Look at how dark everything is…and yet so beautiful. Mahal (1949), a ghost story; the song is “Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi.” This is another movie that I will have to find!
I understand that this was one of the early breakthrough movies for Lata Mangeshkar. But I’m very much enjoying the vocals by the two women in this song, Zohra Zmbalawali and Rajkumari (two women singers out of many who were very popular in Bollywood before Lata, then Asha, took over, and also before more attention shifted to the male stars).
And, of course, there’s that splendid music, by Khemchand Prakash…
P.S. Directed by Kamal Amrohi; starring Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Vijayalakshmi, Kanu Roy. There’s a very fully and informative review of this over at Upperstall.