Suniye jaana kya pyar mein sharmana – Mahendra/Lata – Chitragupt – Dharmendra/Nanda | Akashdeep (1965)


Movie: This song appears in the 1965 classic Akashdeep (Light in the Sky) produced and directed by Phani Majumdar. The movie starred late Ashok Kumar, Nimmi, Dharmendra, late Nanda, late Mahmood, Shobha Khote, etc.

Shankar (Ashok Kumar) learnt early in life that money is an important part of living. In his endeavor to earn a lot of money, he struggles hard and finally establishes an empire of different industries and retail stores. One day, he visits a man, whose factory’s shares he would like to buy. He also meets the man’s daughter Bani (Nimmi). When Shankar comes to know that Bani is mute, he decides to marry her and he presents his proposal to her father. Despite her father’s warning that she might hinder the progress in his life, he insists that he wanted to get married to her.

Shankar’s younger sister Ruma (Nanda) returns home after studying in Shimla. One day, she meets Tarun (Dharmendra) and falls in love with him. Tarun is the trade union secretary at the textile mill Ashok acquires. He lives near Shankar’s younger brother Madhu (Mahmood) and they are good friends. Shankar’s younger brother Madhu is not educated despite Shankar’s insistence. Madhu continues to serve tea and snacks at their old home, also against Shankar’s wishes. Madhu is married and has a child. Shankar wants him to progress in life, but his method is not right.

Shankar has several new plans for his textile mill. He builds good and healthier houses for the millworkers nearer to the factory and tries not to throw out senior workers despite the introduction of technology. One of the directors of the mill keeps creating misunderstandings between the workers and Shankar, regarding technology and the new houses. Tarun tells the others that it is best to wait and watch.

On Madhu’s daughter’s first birthday, Ruma and Bani visit his home. Soon, a little boy comes to tell Madhu that Tarun’s mother had hurt herself. Ruma runs to Tarun’s home with Madhu and helps them in the household work. Tarun is not present at home at that point. On his return home, his mother tells him to escort Ruma home. Shankar sees them together at the gate of his home. The next day, Ruma is not herself and Shankar realizes it. He asks Bani about it and she tells him in gestures that Ruma would be happy with Tarun. Shankar promises his wife that he would not let Ruma become sad in her life.

At the office, Shankar tells Tarun that he is to be given a double promotion. Thinking that he is being given the promotion as a bribe because he is a union leader, Tarun refuses the offer. When he meets Ruma, he realizes that Shankar’s decision was based on Ruma’s feeling toward Tarun. Tarun tells her that he would not meet her again. Soon, he realizes his folly and apologizes to Ruma. Shankar decides not to marry Ruma to Tarun despite Tarun’s father visiting him asking for her hand for his son. In the next shot, Ruma is in Tarun’s home waiting for him. With Tarun’s mother and father having gone to the doctor to change her wound’s dressing, the lead pair sings this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by late Chitragupt and the lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The gist of the song is, “Listen dear, why blush, when you are in love? Let me say something. You tell me, too.”

Video: Cinematography is by Roque M Layton.

The video begins with Dharmendra smiling and moving toward a closed door. Nanda has just run blushing into the room of the closed door because she just told him they might get married soon. Dharmendra begins to sing the song and Nanda smiles shyly inside the room.

Nanda replies to him in the song. She climbs up to the terrace and he follows her there. She moves behind a light and transparent curtain-like cloth. She sits under a flowering tree. Dharmendra comes near her. She gets up and moves away.

The song peters out and the video also ends there.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Dharmendra, Nanda and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi rendition is a romantic song sung by the hero teasing the heroine about their being in love. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.


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