Raushan tumhi se duniya – Rafi – Lakshmikant-Pyarelal – Mahipal | Parasmani (1963)


Movie: This song was featured in 1963 hit musical fantasy Parasmani (A stone, which can turn iron into gold) produced by Pandit Madhur and Bachubhai Mistry and directed by Babubhai Mistry under the banner of Ranjit Studios, Basant Studios and Shreekant Studios. The movie starred Mahipal, Geetanjali, Maruti Rao, Nalini Chonkar, Jeevan Kala, Jugal Kishore, Manher Desai, Aruna Irani, etc.

Paras (Mahipal) is the son of the Senapati (Jugal Kishore) and is lost when his ship is hit by a storm at sea. Paras is found by a poor villager, who brings him up as his own son. He grows up to become an expert swordsman and singer. One day, he meets the princess (Geetanjali) and falls in love with her. The Emperor (Manher Desai) gets to know about him and summons him to sing for him. The Emperor has decided to kill the singer during felicitation post event. This is the song that Paras sings.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal and the lyrics were penned by Indeewar.

The man praises and eulogizes the girl and gives her good wishes for her life.

Video: Cinematography is by Peter Pareira.

The black and white video opens with Mahipal on the sitar. He also begins the song. Geetanjali stands up and begins to dance. The scene is of the king’s court room. Maruti Rao is on the dholak. Geetanjali is wearing the costume of a princess with a lot of jewelry. Mahipal is wearing a simple dress.

Suddenly, the pace of the music as well as the dance increases. The pace increases still further but Geetanjali keeps pace with the music. When it reaches a crescendo, she cannot keep pace and falls on the sitar to stop Paras from playing it.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performances are by Mahipal, Geetanjali, Maruti Rao, etc.

Cultural Influence: The heroine gets attracted to the song sung by the hero and begins to dance to the tune. The song is so beautiful that we are tempted to dance. The video is watchable for the dance-worthy song several times.


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