L. Pershad is the man to whom goes the discredit for making Surajmukhi. Surajmukhi is a conclusive argument for him to leave the film industry alone, and resume his plane flying once again. Surajmukhi is a picture so utterly rotten in all respects that to review it is to give importance to it which it hardly deserves. There is not a single commendable quality in it. To put it in a nutshell it has third rate direction, unimaginative screenplay, hackneyed story, poor performances, bad technique, lame dialogues and an unappealing music.
I tried my utmost to discern which aspect of the picture was worst than the other and realized that almost all the qualities listed about were equally bad. It is a picture hat will give you an eye sore, if you fail to close your eyes at all at the rigmarole that goes on screen. And if you close your eyes, the sound of the very dialogues will jar on your ears.
To sum up Surajmukhi, I can only see that it is so bad that it is a disgrace that it has been allowed to be screened.
We have all seen before the stories of city men and village belles but never have I come across a single story that transcends the bounds of sanity and merges into ridiculous aping by characters as does Surajmukhi.
The story, as shown on the credit title, is written by Madhuban’s story department which naturally means that more than one person was responsible for this silly concoction. If Surajmukhi is an example of these peoples’ brains then the public is going to get a hell of a time if Madhuban makes another picture.
Husnlal and Bhagatram who gave the music must have been in a trance at the time. I have known artistes pilfering other people’s work and passing them off as their own but Messrs. Husnlal and Bhagatram have gone one better and pilfered their own past success. If they cannot give new tunes to songs why the hell don’t they stop working as Music Directors, and refrain from duping producers.
Rehana and Shyam who lead the cast have given the worst performance of their lives. Even good artistes like Durga Khote and Gope did poorly. For all this I blame L. Pershad the producer.
Year – 1950
Language – Hindi
Country – India
Producer – Madhuban
Director – O. P. Dutta
Music Director – Husnlal Bhagatram
Box-Office Status –
Cast – Rehana, Cuckoo, Shyam, Gope, Yashodhara Katju, Hafeez Khan, Randhir, Mukri, Durga Khote
Miscellaneous Information – Not Available.
|Aabaad Rahe Tera Ghar Munshi||1950||Geeta Roy||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi|
|Dil Unse Kehte Darta Hai-2 Par Unki Tamanna Karta Hai||1950||Geeta Roy-Lata||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi|
|Door Se Ek Pardesi Aaya||1950||Geeta Roy||Husanlal Bhagatram||unknown|
|Door Se Ek Pardesi Aaya-2 Poochho Kya 2 Laya||1950||Rafi||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi|
|Ek Toote Hue Dil Ka||1950||Geeta Roy||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi|
|Husn Ka Gurur Buri Baat Hai Huzur||1950||S. D. Batish-Lata||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej|
|Karen Kya Bata O Bhula Dene Wale||1950||Geeta Roy||Husanlal Bhagatram||Rajinder Krishan|
|O O.. Aa Re More Rasia||1950||Geeta Roy-male-chorus||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi|
|O Rani-3 Zara Dil Ko Rakhiyo Samhal Ke||1950||Shamshad-chorus||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi|
|Saajan Tumne Chhoda Humko-2 Humne Duniya Chhod Di||1950||Geeta Roy||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi|
|Suniye Huzur Pyar Ka Charcha Na Kijiye||1950||S. D. Batish-Geeta Roy||Husanlal Bhagatram||Aabid Gulrej|