I’ve played this one many times from the DVD in the past day. I guess part of the reason is that I wanted to enjoy this song from the DVD as many times as possible because I didn’t know whether I could start the DVD up again since it took so many tries the first time with this crappy fRIENDS disc. (I’ve had this fRIENDS problem before on other computers – so I don’t think you can blame the computer. And there are so many other problems with this DVD (even more so than in the last copy I had, which I brought back to the store to exchange for this one)… Oh, well, it’s a good thing I found clips of most of the songs on YouTube, though they’re far from perfect too.) Anyway, this is such a sweet-sounding song, with the beautiful voices of Shamshad Begum and Lata Mangeshkar, music direction by C. Ramchandra…that it’s also just another one of those tunes I am naturally inclined to play over and over again, regardless of the circumstances. The film, Patanga, is delightful too (a bit on the light side, maybe, but that’s actually refreshing for a ’40s film), and the soundtrack is one of my favorites of all time. Actually, I could play most of the songs from this movie over and over again.
P.S. I promise, I will not anguish over whether there was any way I could have fit Nigar Sultana on the beauties list!
And Now for One Gorgeous Duet