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NFAI says it has obtained uncommon film of Meena Kumari’s Pakeezah

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NFAI said that that they have added an uncommon 18-minute film in 16mm of the creation of Kamal Amrohi’s notable film. The recording has uncommon visuals of the 15-year long excursion of “Pakeezah”, from its beginning to deliver.

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) on Wednesday said they have gotten an uncommon film of Meena Kumari-starrer “Pakeezah”, including the visuals of the famous tune ‘Inhin Logon Ne’. NFAI said that that they have added an uncommon 18-minute film in 16mm of the creation of Kamal Amrohi’s notorious film. The recording has uncommon visuals of the 15-year long excursion of “Pakeezah”, from its beginning to deliver.

Meena Kumari in Pakeezah(screengrab)

Additionally highlighting Raaj Kumar and Ashok Kumar, the heartfelt melodic dramatization rotates around a mistress (Kumari) and her taboo love.

“This is an uncommon expansion to the NFAI assortment. The primer review uncovers the state of the film is vigorously damaged and shading blurred. We are making an honest effort to rescue the material so it tends to be made available to the crowd”, Prakash Magdum, chief, NFAI, said in a proclamation here.

One of the features is the visuals of the well known melody ‘Inhin Logon Ne’ shot in highly contrasting in the early time of the shooting of the film, in which youthful Kumari is seen moving. This was one of the principal groupings to be shot and the clapper board shows the date as sixteenth July 1956, the NFAI said in a delivery.

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The recording additionally contains a Mohammed Rafi’s qawwali number ‘Jaye Toh Jaye Kaha, Ab Ye Tera Deewana’, which was excluded from the delivered film, it said.

The late Ghulam Mohammad, most popular for scoring music for “Mirza Ghalib”, “Shama”, had made the music out of “Pakeezah”, to verses wrote by a few artists, including Kaifi Azmi, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaif Bhopali.

The other visuals incorporate scenes from the debut of the film, which was held at the Maratha Mandir in Bombay on February 4, 1972, the delivery said.

Amrohi and Meena Kumari had hitched in 1952, yet their relationship soured later.

The film went on floors in 1956 and apparently required around 16 years to show up at the big screen. “Pakeezah” opened to wide praise and upon its delivery on 4 February, 1972 and was named as a magnum opus.

Weeks after the arrival of “Pakeezah”, Kumari passed on 31 March 1972 at 39 years old because of liver cirrhosis. Known as the misfortune sovereign of Bollywood, Meena Kumari made her introduction as a kid craftsman in 1939 with “Leatherface” and entranced the crowd with her exhibition in films like “Bachchon Ka Khel”, “Baiju Bawra”, Parineeta, “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam”, “Kaajal”, “Pakeezah”, “Simple Apne”, “Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai”, “Dil Ek Mandir”, among others.

Sources by:- hindustantimes

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