Padosan (1968 - Hindi)
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Singer Tochi Raina of "Iktara" fame has recorded a song for the film "BHK Bhalla@Halla.Kom". He says the track reminds him of the quirky "Ek chatur naar" number from the 1968 film "Padosan".
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A simpleton named Bhola (Sunil Dutt) falls in love with his neighbor Bindu (Saira Banu). To impress her he wants to sing to her. However, he isn't a good singer and so seeks the help of his friend, Guru (Kishore Kumar). Guru, a famous singer, agrees to help his friend. To impress Bindu, Guru sings in the background and Bhola mouths the words. Bindu is charmed by what she thinks is Bhola's singing. They become friends and fall in love. Bindu has a music teacher named Master Pillai/Masterji (Mehmood) who is also in love with her and keeps proposing to her. Bindu loves Bhola and hence ...
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In contrast to the sterto-typed sex-violence and lost-found oriended films, fresh comey films with long-lasting effects are scant in the largest film-producing country. One of these few which are of uncompounded mirth-merriment and "maja" is, undoubtedly, Padosan masi in 1968. Though the film was adopted from a hit Bengali film "Paser Bari" released in early fifties, Padosan is a class by its own. Bhola (Sunil Dutt) as the name suggests, is a simple, innocent young man who comes to live in his aunt's house that happens to face the house where the beauty Bindu (Saira Banu) lives. ...» Read full review
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Kaala re jaa re jaa re is a parody of an earlier song of Lata's "Chanda re jaa jaa? re in the 1949 movie Ziddi based on Raag Chayanat. This Lata song was inspired by a classic Thumri of late 19th century "Kaaga re jaa re jaa re". this parody must have been an improvisation by Kishore Kumar. The sudden switch from Jhinjhoti to Chayanat, a purely Hindustani raag without a warning derails the South Indian Maestro Mehmood's singing so thoroughly making him fume at the change in the melody.
It's said that Manna Dey was upset that the duet was won by Sunil Dutt on screen, as his part was sung by Kishore Kumar, who didn’t have any classical training.
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Also spelt like: Padoshan, parosan