Gyarah hazaar ladkiyan – Mahendra Kapoor – N Datta – Bharat Bhushan/Mala Sinha | Gyarah Hazar Ladkiyan (1962)


Movie: This song appeared in 1962 romantic social drama Gyarah Hazar Ladkiyan (Eleven Thousand Girls) directed by K A Abbas and produced by the poet Ali Sardar Jafri and S K Mehta under the banner of Naya Sansar. The movie starred Bharat Bhushan, Mala Sinha, late Murad, late Nadira, Madhavi, Helen, etc.

A murder trial is being conducted against Asha (Mala Sinha). Puran (Bharat Bhushan), who is a lawyer and journalist, takes up the defense. When the judge asks about the witnesses he has, Puran replies that there are 11000 girls to give the witness. At this time, this song is played in the background.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and the music was composed by N Datta.

This song glorifies the presence of a large number of women in the workforce. It also describes how they do their work.

Video: Cinematography is by Ramchandra. The credits run during this song.

The video opens with Bharat Bhushan replying to the judge that he has 11000 witnesses – female witnesses. The next shot is that of a moving local train. The music has begun and the background voice sings the song. Then, they show the railway station where many women get down from the train. They are seen coming out of Churchgate station in Bombay (Mumbai now).

The women enter their workplaces. Telephone operators, packaging girls, air hostesses, factory workers, doctors, nurses, etc. are shown. Bharat Bhushan is seen interviewing a couple of air hostesses. Several women enter an office to open many files to work on them. A few women are seen typing letters and documents on typewriters.

Some nurses are seen serving patients. School-students, home-guards, etc. are shown marching during the Republic Day celebrations. The video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mahendra Kapoor and the onscreen performances were by Bharat Bhushan and several unknown female artists.

Cultural Influence: This song depicts the post-war era when several women came into the workforce. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.


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