Shatranj (1969) – A Complete Analysis

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Today’s post is Shatranj (1969) – A Complete Analysis. Shatranj (1969) is a spy drama where the male protagonist goes to the enemy country to rescue a stage-dancer and her mother.

Shatranj (1969) – A Complete Analysis

  1. Nobody knows who Jay (Rajendra Kumar) is, according to the story. Meena (Waheeda Rahman) falls in love with him, without even bothering to find out if he is single. Probably, Lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri had realized the fact. That is, perhaps, why he wrote Na socha na samjha…
  2. The lyrics and choreography of the song Jungle mein mor nacha… goes against the laws of nature. The song talks about the lives of peacock and peahen. But, the morphology of both genders is shown as the same (male), which is not correct.
  3. Jay can easily fool the Chinese companions of Meena, by acting like Meena’s fan. This is not convincing.
  4. Aamir (Mahmood) disguises as Jay (Rajendra Kumar), wearing a mask, to put the enemies on the wrong track. But, Mahmood and Rajendra Kumar’s skulls do not match and the disguise trick fails.
  5. The music by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri, Kiran Kalyani and S H Bihari are good.

Shatranj (1969) songs

Aao tumhe main pyar karna sikha doon…

Jungle mein mor nacha…

Samjho zara kehti hai kya…

Tumhe agar main apna sathi…

Bakkamma Bakkamma…

Na socha na samjha…

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