Movie – Himalay Ki God Mein (1965)
The song, Kankariya maarke jagaya, featured in Shree Prakash Pictures’ socio-drama Himalay Ki God Mein (1965) produced by Shakanbhai Bhatt and directed by Vijay Bhatt. The movie starred Manoj Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shashikala, Jayant, etc.
Dr. Sunil Mehra’s (Manoj Kumar) flight lands in some wilderness because of a medical emergency. He goes about looking for a hospital and is caught by dacoits to be tortured and left for dead. A villager Phulwa (Mala Sinha) finds him unconscious, the next morning. She and her friends take him to her home. Sunil wakes up soon and realizes that proper medical facilities are not available in this village and other villages nearby. A quack (Kanhaiyalal) was throwing the wool over the eyes of the people by promoting superstition in the area.
Sunil returns home to the city and when an epidemic strikes the village, Phulwa brings her father the Chowdhury (David) to the city hospital where Sunil is working (Sunil had given her the address of his hospital.) The Chowdhury is admitted to the hospital and Phulwa stays with Sunil’s family in the interim. When the Chowdhury recovers, he is sent to Sunil’s home with Phulwa.
In the evening, there is a party at Sunil’s fiancé Neeta’s (Shashikala) place and he goes with his parents, inviting Phulwa and her father along. At the party, Phulwa is bored of the modern dance being performed by the invitees and one of the dancers asks Phulwa to dance for them. Phulwa performs this song and Sunil supports her with some Pahadi music of his own.
Song – Kankariya maarke jagaya
The song, Kankariya maarke jagaya, was penned by Anand Bakshi and the music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.
The girl says, “You threw a pebble at me to wake me up. I dreamt of you yesterday. O Beloved, you are naughty.”
Video – Kankariya maarke jagaya
The cinematography is by Praveen Bhatt. Dance choreography is by Satyanarayan.
The video opens with Mala Sinha beginning to dance and sing. The music has already begun. Manoj Kumar plays Pahadi music on a flute. He comes close to her as the music ends abruptly. The video also ends there.
Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song for Mala Sinha. Manoj Kumar and some other actors are also seen in the video.
This is a melodious song that depicts the love in the innocent heart of the heroine and the mischief of her beloved. It is definitely influenced by Pahadi music. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.