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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Music In The Mountains: Yeh Hariyali Aur Yeh Rasta

It is amazing how alluring the hills and the surrounding landscape look in shades of black and white. We can think of different tones of green and blue and can visualise several versions of a given frame in our imagination. Today's song is a good example to try this! It is from "Hariyali Aur Rasta" (1962). It was a successful film in its time. It featured Manoj Kumar, Mala Sinha and Shashikala in lead roles. The director was Vijay Bhatt.

The film was shot extensively in Darjeeling. The cinematography is beautiful. And the happiness in Lata Mangeshkar's voice adds to the appeal of this solo, making the package an absolute delight for viewers and listeners!

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
Music: Shankar Jaikishan


  1. Mala Sinha is so beautiful :)! This is the first time I am listening to this song. Your write up is excellent as usual!! :)

    1. Thank you Deepa! I like the overall sense of happiness permeating through this song!!