Badra chayere kare – Lata Mangeshkar – Jaidev – Rehana Sultan | Maan Jaiye (1972)


Movie – Maan Jaiye (1972)

The song Badra chayere kare appeared in Vasudha Productions’ family drama Man Jaiye (1972) produced by B D Pande and directed by B R Ishara. The movie starred Rakesh Pandey, Rehana Sultan, Jalal Agha, etc.

College lecturer Ajay Sharma (Rakesh Pandey) is a chauvinist, considering women second-rate citizens, slaves of men and his opinions are reflected in his articles in a magazine. Suman Acharya (Rehana Sultan) catches him on camera in a compromising position with her. Then, she tells him to change his views and publish an article extolling women. She also threatens him that she would publish the pictures in the same magazine if he did not comply with her wishes. The confrontation results in Suman realizing that the publication of the pictures could make him lose his job. So, they decide to call it a truce and fall in love with each other to get married in a temple. Ajay’s friend Ashok (Jalal Agha) challenges them that their love story would end soon.

Suman and Ajay settle down in another city. Within 4 years, their ideals clash and they have to get a divorce. The background music depicting the separation tries to be sad. But, it is unintentionally funny. They could have used some comic relief at that point. Post divorce, Suman is treated like a whore available for everybody by her own friend’s husband, who seems to have a very ideal marriage. That prompts Suman to leave the city and go back home via a train. She gets into the train without taking a ticket because the train starts without her. On perceiving her former husband in the same compartment, she tries to get down. But, the train has gathered speed and he saves her from falling and having an accident.

Within a few minutes, Ashok also appears in the compartment. Unable to suppress her ego, she pretends in front of Ashok that her marriage is an ideal one. That night, she perceives the intimacy of another couple in the compartment and remembers her own honeymoon time. She sings this song in the dream sequence.

Song – Badra chayere kare

Naqsh Layalpuri penned the song Badra chayere kare and Jaidev set it to tune.

The girl tells her beloved to take her into his arms because the black clouds of rain have gathered in the sky.

Video – Badra chayere kare

Cinematography is by Fatik Majumdar.

The video opens with Rehana Sultan beginning to sing as the music begins in the background. Rakesh Pandey comes running in tune with the music, toward her and turns her round to face him. They move away together, holding hands.

The scenic beauty of the mountains has been captured very well. They move about some ruins. Rakesh Pandey writes on a wall the names – Ajay, Suman – and throws away the chalk. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends there.


The song Badra chayere kare was sung by Lata Mangeshkar for Rehana Sultan and Rakesh Pandey moves about with her.

Cultural Influence

The theme of the movie is good. But, this typically filmi song tries to copy the running-around-the-trees kind of songs from formula movies. But, the attempt fails because the lead pair has been unable to depict the true feelings of the beautiful lyrics of the song. Their behavior only elicits laughter.


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