Cars collide, trains are delayed, flights are cancelled. Every winter fog ruins northern India.However, in Hindi cinema, a blinding wall of white fog is a useful device for creating mystery or romance, whatever the plot calls for. I have a playlist of
movie: Tere Ghar ke Saamne (1963). song: Tu Kahan Ye Bata
What could be more romantic than Dev Anand walking the misty streets of Shimla at night, seeking female love and nodding to an irresistibly tantalizing track composed by SD Burman? Writing Jaipuri, describing winter haze, singer Rafi playfully turns it into one.
movie: Cola (1964). song: Jhoom jhoom dhalti raat
She sees shadows and apparitions. Frightened, she closed the door and window. However, the voice of the ghost does not disappear. Jhoom jhoom dhalti raat A tremendously haunting Hemant Kumar song, fully realized by Lata’s high-pitched playing. Mist is a meaningful Kaifi Azumi line, Mera tera jeevan kya, chhaya hua kohra, will appear. and cover the screen.
movie: Dund (1973). song: Sansar ki har shai ka
Sahir Ludhianvi’s deeply philosophical lyrics use fog as a metaphor to talk about the uncertainty of life. Ik dhund se aana hai, ik dhund mein jaana hai. Ravi’s compositions capture the spirit of the lyrics. Like Mahendra Kapoor’s booming voice that seems to come out of the fog.
movie: Bayanak (1979) Song: Dhuan sa utha dekho chaaron or re
The neat Usha Khanna make-up is lost in a forgotten low-budget horror film, where a lineage family feasts on human blood. Also his one of Suresh Wadkar’s early songs.of duan It’s not smoke that lyricist Indy Bar writes about, it’s smog.
movie: Ek Bar Fill (1980). song: Jaane yeh mujhko kya ho raha hai
Early love can be filled with uncertainty. Director and lyricist Vinod Pande captures that feeling of delightful suspicion on this moody track, composed by Raghunat Seth and uniquely delivered by Bupinder. What you see on film is natural fog. What you hear is whispers of love coming. Shot by Pradeep Verma and Deepti Naval, the song was shot in London’s Hyde Park on the River Thames.
movie: Silsilla (1981). song: Yeh kahan aa gaye hum
Most of us remember visually Silsilla For miles of tulips. And rightly so. But at the beginning of this luscious track, composed by Shiv-Hari, you can see Big B walking through fog as a line. Main aur meri tanhai aksar yeh baatein karte hain (Lyrics: Javed Akhtar), spoken in the background.
movie: Terry Cassum (1982) Song: Ye Zamin Galahi Hai
Surrounded by postcards, Kumar Gaurav teases heroine Poonam Dillon and her friends, incredibly fresh and confident after the great success of Love Story (1981), in these environments. The fog bounces lightly, like Anand Bakshi’s words and singer Amit Kumar’s casually carefree RD tune.
The above views are the author’s own.
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