Nayan hamare sanjh sakare – Mukesh – Salil Chowdhury – Anil Dhawan | Annadata (1972)


Movie: This song appeared in 1972 romantic family drama Annadata (One Who Donates Food) directed by Asit Sen and produced by L B Lachman under the banner of L B Films. The movie starred Jaya Bhaduri, Anil Dhawan, late Om Prakash, Krishnakant, etc.

Amba Prasad (Om Prakash) is a rich man and is disillusioned by his relatives. His lawyer Pestonji Vasiyatwala (Krishnakant) makes him look at the harsh reality. Amba Prasad is disheartened and leaves his home with his loyal dog.

He reaches a village and meets an artist Arun (Anil Dhawan). After some time, Amba Prasad loses consciousness due to exhaustion. The dog finds Aarti (Jaya Bhaduri) and pulls the edge of Aarti’s sari to bring her to his master for treatment. Soon Amba Prasad mingles with Aarti’s family of 2 – Aarti and her disabled little brother.

Aarti distributes free medicines that she makes. Her only earning comes from typing and stitching clothes for people. Arun and Aarti are in love with each other. But Arun does not consider himself the right suitor for her since he is a poor artist and cannot financially support her and her brother.

Amba Prasad stays back with Aarti even after he recovers and Arun confronts him about it. Amba Prasad realizes that Arun has a soft corner for Aarti. When Amba Prasad broaches the subject of his leaving her house, she will hear nothing of it. Arun approaches a marriage broker to find a good groom for Aarti.

One day, Arun meets a rich stranger (Brahm Bharadwaj) begins a conversation with Arun about art. The conversation ends at Arun’s home, where he gets Rs.500 for the painting he made of Amba Prasad. This gives Arun hope and he buys a prosthetic leg support for Aarti’s brother. Some money remains and he gives it to Aarti to return her debts. She takes the money on the condition that it would be a loan.

Soon Arun reveals to Aarti that he would be getting her married to a more affluent person. Aarti gets upset with him and accuses him of making fun of her poverty. Soon, Aarti is asked to visit Arun’s mother (Dulari). Arun’s mother tells her that Arun had received a letter from someone abroad that he can exhibit his paintings there. But, he had thrown the letter away. Aarti takes the letter to him and he sings this song at this time.

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

The man says that nobody knows if the dreams they had seen would turn into reality or not. This is a sad song.

Video: Cinematography is by Kamal Bose. The dance choreography is by late Gopi Kishan.

The video begins with the shot of dusk, hovering in the sky. The natural scenery with tall trees is beautiful. Jaya Bhaduri comes looking for Anil Dhawan. She has the letter in her hand. Anil Dhawan begins the song. Jaya Bhaduri is almost near him now. Some cranes are seen flying away.

Both remember how they transacted when Anil Dhawan brought tying work for Jaya Bhaduri. He gets up and begins walking aimlessly. The video ends with the end of the song.

Artists: The playback of this song has been sung by Mukesh and the onscreen performances are by Anil Dhawan and Jaya Bhaduri.

Cultural Influence: The hero is sad that the heroine did not follow his suggestion of marrying a rich alliance that he had fetched for her. This filmi song is good and so are the artists. The video is watchable for the same.


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