Khushi ki woh raat aa gayi – Mukesh – Lakshmikant-Pyarelal – Jeetendra | Dharti Kahe Pukarke (1969)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1969 socio-family drama Dharti Kahe Pukarke (The earth beckons) directed by Dulal Guha and produced by Deenanath Shastri under the banner of Vaishali Films. The movie starred Jeetendra, late Nanda, late Kanhaiyalal, late Durga Khote, late Sanjeev Kumar, late Asit Sen, late Abhi Bhattacharya, etc.

A poor villager (Kanhaiyalal) is a farmer and has 2 half-brothers – Shiv (Jeetendra) and Moti (Sanjeev Kumar). His wife is Parvati (Durga Khote) He has loaned some money from the local moneylender for Moti’s higher studies, in law. When Moti completes his education with flying colors, the moneylender decides to marry his only daughter Radha (Nanda) to Moti. Unknown to them all, Radha and Shiv are in love with each other. Soon, Moti returns home and the moneylender announces the marriage of Moti and Radha in a function. At this time, Shiv is requested to sing a song and he sings this song.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and the music was scored by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal.

The man sings, “The night of happiness has come. Let some song be sung. Sing swaying along.”

Video: Cinematography is by M Rajaram. Dance choreography is by Harbans-Kamal.

The video opens with someone playing the clarinet and Jeetendra taking a dafli to play, sadly. A man dances in front of the other villagers. Sanjeev Kumar is sad that a big decision has been taken without consulting with him.

Asit Sen and Abhi Bhattacharya enter the place hurriedly. Jeetendra begins the song. Sanjeev Kumar is really irked. Nanda is crying. A couple of men begin to dance. The music rises to crescendo and Jeetendra begins to shed tears. The video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Nanda, Jeetendra Kanhaiyalal, Durga Khote, Sanjeev Kumar, Asit Sen, Abhi Bhattacharya and others.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi sad song where the hero sings about the marriage of the heroine with his brother. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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