Husnwale tera jawab nahin – Rafi/Asha – Ravi – Rajendra/Asha | Gharana (1961)



Husnwale tera jawab nahin appeared in 1961 Gemini Studios’ hit family drama Gharana (1961) produced and directed by S S Vasan. The movie starred Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Asha Parekh, Bipin Gupta, Lalita Pawar, Devika, Shobha Khote, Agha, Vijayalakshmi, Krishna Kumari, etc.

Tyrannical Shanta (Lalita Pawar) runs the large household of her husband Ramdas (Bipin Gupta). Ramdas is a very religious but meek man, who allows his wife to bully everyone in the house. Gauri (Krishna Kumari) is the eldest widowed DIL of the house. She has 2 naughty little boys. Ramdas’ second son is Kailash (Raaj Kumar), who is married to Sita (Vijayalakshmi), who loves her husband and is devoted to him. College student Kamal is Ramdas’ youngest son. Kamal is in love with another student Usha (Asha Parekh).

Bhairavi (Shobha Khote) is the old couple’s youngest child. This woman is married and used to live with her husband. She gave up her married home to return to her mother’s place, due to a trivial matter that she did not like her FIL’s singing. Sarang (Agha), Bhairavi’s husband is also living in the household trying to convince his wife to return home, with him. Bhairavi is the typical spoilt brat.

Sita becomes pregnant, soon and begins to be treated well by her MIL, Shanta. Bhairavi cannot tolerate this. Usha thinks that Kamal sings this song when she is painting his portrait.

Song – Husnwale tera jawab nahin:

Shakeel Badayuni has penned the lyrics of this song and Ravi has set the music.

The man has realized that he has been conquered by the beautiful girl and he has fallen in love with her.


The cinematography is by P Ellappa. Dance choreography is by Gopi Krishna.

The video opens with Asha Parekh giving the finishing touches to Rajendra Kumar’s portrait. The camera pans to the portrait and it shows a moving scene from a garden where Rajendra Kumar is seen looking through it. He begins to sing from inside the portrait.

Asha Parekh is stunned. There is a dream sequence. She thinks that she is dancing down a few steps to the garden and Rajendra Kumar is present there. He picks up a lotus from a pond and caresses it over her face, continuing the song. Soon, she begins to dance.

Asha Parekh dances on the water area of a fountain and he joins her there. The visual ends and Asha Parekh returns to reality. After giving some finishing touches to Rajendra Kumar’s portrait, she begins to hum the song. The song and the video end as she sways to her humming.


Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhonsle have given playback for this song and the onscreen performances are by Rajendra Kumar and Asha Parekh.

Cultural Influence:

This typically filmi song is one of my favorite romantic songs sung by Mohammad Rafi Sahab. The added bonus to it is the humming by Asha Bhonsle Ma’am. This song is fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.


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