Movie – Ek Phool Do Mali (1969)
The song, Sajna Sajna o Sajna, was featured in the Goel Cine Corporation’s blockbuster fam-socio-drama Ek Phool Do Mali (1969), produced and directed by Devendra Goel. The movie starred Balraj Sahni, Sadhana, Sanjay Khan, etc.
Kailashnath Kaushal (Balraj Sahni) loses his ability to become a father in an accident, after his wife and newborn die during childbirth. Looking for peace, he goes to the mountains. He begins to teach mountaineering to young men.
Amar (Sanjay Khan) from Africa is one of his students. This man picks up a fight with the village girl, Somna (Sadhana) and after a game of some one-upmanship between them, they fall in love with each other.
In the meantime, Kailashnath is lonely. His doctor (David) asks him to get married again to beget children. But, he tells the doctor in a roundabout manner that he cannot become a father anymore. Medical Science hadn’t progressed as much as it has now. On being told that he could adopt a kid, he replies that he did not want his bad luck to brush off on someone else’s child.
Kailashnath realizes that Amar and Somna are in love and broaches the subject of their marriage to her mother (Durga Khote). At the same time, Amar snaps Somna’s pictures to send them to his parents for approval. During a community event, Somna performs this dance and Amar is present at the time in the audience.
Song – Sajna Sajna o Sajna
The song, Sajna Sajna o Sajna, was written by Prem Dhawan and set to tune by Ravi.
The girl says, “O Beloved, I have merged with your love. I have become an ascetic due to you. Now, let things happen on their own.”
Video – Sajna Sajna o Sajna
The Director of photography is Keki Mistry. Operative Cameraman is Rustam Engineer. Dance choreography is by B Sohanlal (South).
The video opens with a man playing the dhol in front of the camera. When he moves away, some dancers are seen to have begun dancing. Sadhana runs toward Sanjay Khan, who is sitting in the audience and begins to sing and dance. She performs with a small dafli.
Sanjay Khan is enjoying the performance. Lightning is seen in the background. The song rises to a crescendo and ends abruptly as it begins to rain. Everyone runs looking for shelter. The video ends as Sanjay Khan takes Sadhana with him into a nearby cave.
Asha Bhonsle sings this song for Sadhana. Sanjay Khan and others are also seen in the video.
There could be some influence of Pahadi culture on this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.