Begunah (1957)

Year – 1957

Language – Hindi

Country – India

Producer – Rup Kamal Chitra

Director – Narendra Suri

Music Director – Shanker-Jaikishen

Box-Office Status

Cast – Krishnakant, Helen, Shakila, Kishore Kumar, Raja Nene, Radha Krishan, Samson, Mubarak

Miscellaneous Information – A rare publicity poster of Hindi film Begunah starring Shakila and Kishore Kumar released in India on 8th March, 1957. The film was banned 10 days after its release because it was a plagiarized version of American film Knock on the Wood (1954, starring Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling). The producers of Knock on the Wood filed a copyright lawsuit in India. They won the case and the judge ordered all prints of Begunah to be destroyed. Therefore, no known prints of this film exist anymore. However, the songs especially Mukesh number “Aye Pyase dil Bezuban” picturized on music director Jaikishan became quite popular and is still heard today.

Songs List

Song
Year

Singers
Music Director(s)
Lyricist(s)
Aaj Na Jaane Paagal Manvaa Kaahe Ko Ghabraye
1957
Kishore Kumar
Shankar Jaikishan
Hasrat Jaipuri
Aaja Raat Beeti Jaaye, Shamaa Tadap Kar Bujh Na Jaaye
1957
Kishore Kumar, Usha, Chorus
Shankar Jaikishan
Shailendra
Aye Pyase Dil Bezubaan, Tujhko Le Jaaon Kahan..
1957
Mukesh
Shankar Jaikishan
Shailendra
Babaanu Babaanu.. Gori Gori Gori Main Pariyon Ki Chhori.
1957
Lata
Shankar Jaikishan
Hasrat Jaipuri
Din Albele Pyar Ka Mausam, Chanchal Man Mein Toofan
1957
Lata, Manna De
Shankar Jaikishan
Hasrat Jaipuri
Nazar Kahe Aaja Jigar Mein Saama Jaa
1957
Lata, Chorus
Shankar Jaikishan
Shailendra