The 1949 blockbuster film Barsaat was a milestone in several ways. Directed and produced by Raj Kapoor the film was the debut of actress Nimmi and music directors Shankar and Jaikishan. It was also the first film in which the names of the playback singers found a place in the credits.
The film explores the idea of true love. The film features Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prem Nath and Nimmi in the lead roles. Music composed by Shankar Jaikishan became all-time hit and the soundtrack of the film was listed by Planet Bollywood at number 1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks. Renowned singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh Kumar and Mohammed Rafi rendered their voice to quite a few excellent songs.
Songs like "Jiya Beqarar Hai," "Barsaat Mein Humse Mile," "Hawa Mein Udta Jaye" are from this film.