Ho gayire – Asha Bhonsle – Ravi – Asha Parekh | Gharana (1961)


Ho gayire is another of Asha2 songs.

Movie – Gharana (1961):

Ho gayire 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). The movie makers have intentionally given this character the name Shanta, which is paradoxical, considering the character-traits. 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. Several coincidences later, Usha and Kamal are to get married and she is in the know about it. Kamal does not know this. He thinks that he would be married to someone else. Thus, she sings this song in jubilation.

Song – Ho gayire:

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

The girl’s marriage has been finalized with her beloved. She is thrilled to bits about it.

Video – Ho gayire:

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

The video opens with Asha Parekh beginning to sing and dance in a garden. Asha Parekh’s dance is very graceful. Her being a classical dancer is evident. She makes a typical Bollywood dance look like a classical one.

This dance is not Bollywood dance of yore that expected girls to dance delicately. Asha Parekh has been a Tom Boy in most of her earlier movies and it shows here, too. Maybe that is why I love her.

Soon, Rajendra Kumar comes there in his scooter. The music continues and ends with the video when he approaches Asha Parekh.


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

Cultural Influence:

This typically filmi song shows the triumph of the heroine over negative circumstances. This song is fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.


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