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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Costume Drama: Piya Aiso Jiya Me Samay Gayo Re

I am happy to present a beautiful solo from a critically acclaimed classic "Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam" (1962) today. The film is based on a Bangla novel Shaheb Bibi Golam by Bimal Mitra. It depicts friendship between the lonely wife of a wealthy aristocrat and a part-time employee of the family in feudal Bengal. Meena Kumari played the role of the lonely wife who takes to drinking, while Rehman played her husband. Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman are in the cast too. A story has it that the film was sent to the Oscars but the academy rejected it saying in a letter to producer Guru Dutt that the portrayal of a woman who drinks was not permissible.

This song is filmed very aesthetically showing the wife being readied by maids in anticipation of the arrival of her husband. 

The film features lovely songs such as Saquiyaa aaj mujhe neend nahi aayegi, Na jaao saiyan chhuda ke baiyan, Bhanwara bada naadan hai, and Meri baat rahi mere man me.

Singer: Geeta Dutt
Lyrics: Shakeel Nomani
Music: Hemant Kumar

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