Pakeezah - MOCE 4121 - Cover Colour Photostate - LP Record

Pakeezah (Pākīzā, meaning Pure) is a 1972 Indian cult classic film, written and directed by Kamal Amrohi, who was known for his perfectionism.The music is by Ghulam Mohammed and Naushad Ali. The film starred Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nadira, D.K. Sapru and Veena . Meena Kumari's performance as a golden-hearted Lucknow nautch-girl drew major praise. Sadly, this was to be Meena Kumari's last performance.

Kamal Amrohi's PR man said "Shah Jahan made Taj Mahal for his wife, Kamal Sahab wanted to do the same with Pakeezah.".The concept, Kamal Amrohi says was irretrievably fixed with his love for his wife Meena Kumari.According to Kamal Amrohi, he hoped to create a film which would be worthy of her as an actress, and worthy of the love he felt for her as a woman.Meena Kumari regarded the film as Kamal Amrohi's tribute to her.

The film tells the story set in Muslim Lucknow at the turn of the century, its central character is a Lucknowi nautch-girl, for her to fall in love was forbidden, it was a sin she was told, a nautch-girl is born to delight others such is her destiny and yet her restless soul could not suppress her surging desire - "To Love and Be Loved". It was ostensibly, or loosely based on Kamal Amrohi and Meena Kumari's own love story.

Pakeezah took 16 years to reach the silver screen.[6] Pakeezah released on 3 February 1972, with a grand premiere at Maratha Mandir theatre in central Mumbai and Meena Kumari attended the last premiere of her life along with Kamal Amrohi.

Already battling liver cirrhosis, Meena Kumari was ill throughout the completion of the film and died only a few weeks after it was finally released. It was Meena Kumari’s last great performance and one that solidified her reputation as a legendary actress. An Indian critic has said Pakeezah was "Poetry, fantasy and nostalgia rolled into one on an epic scale"

Plot

This movie is about a tawaif Sahibjaan (Meena Kumari), who is born to a courtesan, Nargis (also Meena Kumari). After being spurned by her lover Shahabuddin's (Ashok Kumar) family, Nargis is driven to a graveyard where she gives birth to Sahibjaan secretly. Nargis dies during childbirth and her sister Nawabjaan (Veena), a brothel madam, brings her up as her own. Unable to break away from the vicious circle, Sahibjaan grows up to be a beautiful and popular dancer and singer. The aggressive, Nawab Zafar Ali Khan (Kamal Kapoor), wants to make her his own with the help of the brothel madam, and takes her to his boat for the night, which is attacked by elephants, saving Sahibjaan from a horrific fate, but throwing her in the fast flowing river, in a broken boat. Whence here she is taken to the riverside tent of Forest ranger Salim Ahmed Khan (Raaj Kumar), where alone with his diary, she reads how he was the same man who had written a beautiful couplet on her feet, and left for her to read it, while travelling in the same compartment some time before. She sings in rapture and love, remembering this beautiful interlude in her otherwise barren life. Salim Ahmed Khan returns to his tent and is pleasantly surprised to find her. Enthralled by her beauty and innocence, he eventually convinces her to elope with him, which she does. But trials and tribulations await Sahibjaan as she is recognized by men wherever she goes in the company of Salim. When Salim renames her Pakeezah (pure of heart) and takes her to a cleric to be legally married, she refuses and returns to the brothel. Salim eventually decides to marry someone else and invites Sahibjaan to dance at his wedding, to which she agrees. During this event, Nawabjaan recognises Shahabuddin and calls him to witness the irony of the situation; his own daughter dancing and entertaining his family. Shahabuddin's brother tries to shoot Nawabjaan to silence her, which leads to a very surprise ending.

Record Details

Title

Pakeezah - MOCE 4121

Star Cast

Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Veena, Sapru, Kamal Kapoor, Nadira, Vijay Laxmi, Pratima Devi, Naseem Banoo & Geetanjali

Singer

Lata Mangeshkar, Rajkumari, Mohd. Rafi, Parveen Sultana & Vani Jairam

Director

Kamal Amrohi

Producer

Kamal Amrohi

Music

Ghulam Mohammed & Naushad Ali

Lyrics

Kamal Amrohi, Kaifi Azmi, Kaif Bhopali & Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Releasing Year

1972

Genre

Original Soundtrack

Language

Hindi

Label

Odeon

Made In

India

Manufacture

The Gramophone Company Of India Limited

Serial No.

MOCE 4121

Side One

  • Title Music Alap By

 Lata Mangeshkar

  • Inhi Logon Ne

Lata Mangeshkar

  • Nazariya Ki Mari

Rajkumari

  • Chalo Dildar Chalo

Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi

  • Kaun Gali

Parveen Sultana

  • Teer-E- Nazar

Lata Mangeshkar

Side Two

  • Thare Rahiyo

Lata Mangeshkar

  • Mausam Hai Ashiqana

Lata Mangeshkar

  • Mora Sajan

Vani Jairam

  • Chalte Chalte

Lata Mangeshkar

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

Excellent

Cover Condition

Excellent (Colour Photostate)

Director
Director - 1 Kamal Amrohi
Lyrics
Lyrics - 1 Kamal Amrohi
Lyrics - 2 Kaifi Azmi
Lyrics - 3 Kaif Bhopali
Lyrics - 4 Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music
Music - 1 Naushad
Music - 2 Ghulam Mohammed
Producer
Producer - 1 Kamal Amrohi
Record Details
Genre Original Soundtrack
Label Odeon
Language Hindi
Releasing Year 1972
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Singer
Singer - 1 Vani Jairam
Singer - 2 Lata Mangeshkar
Singer - 3 Raj Kumari
Singer - 4 Parveen Sultana
Singer - 5 Mohd. Rafi
Songs
Side1 - Song1 Title Music
Side1 - Song2 Inhi Logon Ne
Side1 - Song3 Nazariya Ki Mari
Side1 - Song4 Chalo Dildar Chalo
Side1 - Song5 Kaun Gali
Side1 - Song6 Teer - E - Nazar
Side2 - Song1 Thare Rahiyo
Side2 - Song2 Mausam Hai Ashiqana
Side2 - Song3 Mora Sajan
Side2 - Song4 Chalte Chalte
Star
Star - 1 Ashok Kumar
Star - 2 Meena Kumari
Star - 3 Raaj Kumar
Star - 4 Veena
Star - 5 Sapru
Star - 6 Kamal Kapoor
Star - 7 Nadira
Star - 8 Vijay Laxmi
Star - 9 Pratima Devi
Star - 10 Naseem Banoo
Star - 11 Geetanjali

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Pakeezah - MOCE 4121 - Cover Colour Photostate - LP Record

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