As I mentioned in comments below my previous post, after there had been much conversation about the clip from Nooran, now, on Neenaly’s Channel, we can find the movie Nooran in full, in two installments, with English subtitles!
In terms of plot, Nooran is pretty much a cross between Romeo & Juliet and Mirza Sahiban, and it might also remind you of a whole bunch of other movies, so there is nothing that original or surprising here. But the movie is still compellingly done, and as with quite a few old tragedies from the Subcontinent, there are some good comedy scenes along the way. The performances are also very nice. The hero, Sudhir, is quite good, and I like his playback singer, Munir Hussain. Noor Jehan is a bit campy in places, but she still gives a moving performance here, and her vocals are positively heavenly, with fine music provided for her by Safdar Hussain, who had also been the music director for the great 14-song-packed Isq-e-Laila, released just six weeks earlier. (Thanks, by the way, to Pakistani Film Magazine for providing the exact dates.)
Of course, I already have posted a few songs from Nooran on this blog, both recently and further in the past… But I might just post a few more, or even “rerun” some again, in the near future.
For the time being, here is the first number. (Or, one might say, the first bit of sung narrative, which is a nice device used in a few places in the film.) Appearing after the opening credits, it lets the viewer know right away that we’re in for a real musical treat – and a Noor Jehan treat, especially…