SOTW: Piya Aiso Jiya Mein

Song: Piya Aiso Jiya Mein
Movie: Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
Music Director: Hemant Kumar
Singer(s): Geeta Dutt
Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

In an attempt to resurrect this blog, I am starting a weekly series post: Song of the Week. Every Friday, I am going to blog about one song, old or new, popular or not, sad or romantic, be it any song, just one song which caught my attention. Hoping that readers will like this series, let’s talk about this week’s song. This is in memory of Hemant Kumar, whose birthday falls in the month of June.

Piya Aiso Jiya Mein Samaye Gayo Re is a soft, romantic song from Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Melodious music is a characteristic of Guru Dutt’s movie and this is no exception. The song is picturized on Meena Kumari (who many will praise as beautiful, but I disagree) who is waiting for her beloved husband. Guru Dutt, who plays the ‘ghulam’ or the servant, does not appear in the song. Geeta Dutt has lent her beautiful voice to this song which makes this song even more special. Her vioce has the right amount of playfulness and love in it which the song demands. Hemantda’s music in this movie is to die for. While other more popular songs of this movie can be heard even today, this song is slightly less known. Lyrics can be easily found, so I am not posting here.

Here is a video of that song. Don’t miss the funny English subtitles.

PS: Is Meena Kumari getting a pedicure in this video?

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