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Surajmukhi (1950) – Review

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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.

Songs List

SongYearSingersMusic DirectorLyricist(s)
Aabaad Rahe Tera Ghar Munshi1950Geeta RoyHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi
Dil Unse Kehte Darta Hai-2 Par Unki Tamanna Karta Hai1950Geeta Roy-LataHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi
Door Se Ek Pardesi Aaya1950Geeta RoyHusanlal Bhagatramunknown
Door Se Ek Pardesi Aaya-2 Poochho Kya 2 Laya1950RafiHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi
Ek Toote Hue Dil Ka1950Geeta RoyHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi
Husn Ka Gurur Buri Baat Hai Huzur1950S. D. Batish-LataHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej
Karen Kya Bata O Bhula Dene Wale1950Geeta RoyHusanlal BhagatramRajinder Krishan
O O.. Aa Re More Rasia1950Geeta Roy-male-chorusHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi
O Rani-3 Zara Dil Ko Rakhiyo Samhal Ke1950Shamshad-chorusHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi
Saajan Tumne Chhoda Humko-2 Humne Duniya Chhod Di1950Geeta RoyHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej or Rajinder Krishan or Gulshan Jalalabadi
Suniye Huzur Pyar Ka Charcha Na Kijiye1950S. D. Batish-Geeta RoyHusanlal BhagatramAabid Gulrej
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