Ghadi ghadi mora dil dhadke – Lata – Salil Chowdhury – Vaijayantimala | Madhumati (1958)


Movie: This song appears in 1958 hit drama Madhumati (a name) directed and produced by Bimal Roy under the banner of Bimal Roy Productions. The movie starred Dilip Kumar, Vaijayantimala, late Johny Walker, late Pran, late Jayant, late Tarun Bose, etc.

Devendra (Dilip Kumar) is an engineer and drives down a hill road with his colleague (Tarun Bose) to receive his wife and child at the railway station. Their path is blocked by a landslide and they take refuge in an old mansion. Devendra finds the familiarity of the house uncanny. Then he finds an old portrait in the large front room, which he recognizes. Devendra, then, remembers incidents from another life. He sits with the friend and the old caretaker of the mansion to tell his story as the storm is raging outside.

Anand (Dilip Kumar again) comes to Shyamnagar Timber Estate as its new manager. He is an artist in his spare time and roams the hills. He meets a tribal girl Madhumati (Vaijayantimala) and falls in love with her. Her songs haunt him from a distance. They meet often in the wilderness. When the owner of the lumber estate the Raja Sahab – Ugra Narayan (Pran) gets to know about their meetings; one day, he makes Anand do work overtime after 5 PM, the official closing time. Madhumati is waiting for Anand and sings this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Salil Chowdhury and the lyrics were penned by Shailendra.

The girl is waiting for her beloved for a pre-decided date and she feels eager and impatient during that time. The song depicts the impatience and eagerness of the girl in so many words.

Video: Cinematography is by Dilip Gupta. Dance choreography is by Sachin Shanker-Sohanlal-Satyanarayan.

The video opens with Vaijayantimala beginning to dance. Dilip Kumar is working in the office. But, his mind is with Vaijayantimala. She continues to dance. The cinematography is excellent though the medium is black and white. The video ends with Pran looking at her from behind a tree.

Artists: The playback singer of this song was Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Vaijayantimala, Dilip Kumar and Pran.

Cultural Influence: The heroine is excited about her date with the hero. This excitement can be present in real life also. But, they may or may not sing a song during such a situation. The video can be watched for the heroine’s beauty, her graceful dance and the song.


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