Today’s first post is the analysis of the song, Sagarpe aaj maujoka raj, from the Bollywood movie, Rangoli (1962). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.
Movie – Rangoli (1962)
The song, Sagarpe aaj maujoka raj, was featured in the R S B Films’ romcom, Rangoli (1962). The word, Rangoli, in the given context means The Pattern of Life. Rangoli (1962) was directed by Amar Kumar and produced by Rajinder Singh Bedi and Amar Kumar. The movie starred Vaijayantimala, Kishore Kumar, Nazir Hussain, etc.
One day, Kishore Kumar Shastri (Kishore Kumar) tries to save Nirmala (Vaijayantimala) from Lattoo (Krishan Kumar), who the former thinks, is a roadside Romeo, But Nirmala and Lattoo are actually siblings. Later, it so happens that Nirmala palms off 10 tickets for her charity dance show, to Kishore and Kishore lands on the stage during the event and performs it with Nirmala.
Nirmala is her father’s (Nazir Hussain) favorite child and her mother wants to keep her disciplined. In the next shot, Nirmala is seen dancing in the beach during a picnic with her friends. She is singing this song.
Song – Sagarpe aaj maujoka raj
The lyrics of the song, Sagarpe aaj maujoka raj, was penned by Shailendra and they were set to tune by Shankar-Jaikishan.
The girl is with her friends but is yearning for her beloved and wonders if he would come there.
Video – Sagarpe aaj maujoka raj
Cinematography is by K Vaikunth. Dance choreography is by B Sohanlal-Satyanarayan.
The video opens with the music beginning and several girls running toward the beach in groups. Vaijayantimala is also present with them. She performs a few steps with Edwina Violette and moves toward the water. Vaijayantimala begins to sing wishing that her beloved might visit her there. The other girls begin to tease her.
The song, soon, peters out and the video goes on to the scene post the song where Kishore Kumar comes there with Ulhas, the actor, who plays his father. Vaijayantimala and her friends rag the leading man in front of his ‘father’. Soon, Kishore Kumar realizes that it is Vaijayantimala, who had played the prank with him.
Lata Mangeshkar sang this song for Vaijayantimala. Edwina Violette, Kishore Kumar, Ulhas and other actors are also seen in the video.
The choreography is too tight and tends to be classical at places, I guess. This is a fun song and the performers need to look in the picnic mood, which does not show. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.