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Goonj Uthi Shehnai - 1959

A musical love story directed by Vijay Bhatt, the hindi film Goonj Uthi Shehnai was released in 1959. The film tells the story of a poor shehnai player played by Rajendra Kumar. It is said that Goonj Uthi Shehnai was the first super hit film of actor Rajendra Kumar, popularly known as Jubliee Kumar.

Anther notable feature of the film is that, Ustad Bismillah Khan – the shehnai maestro of India, played shehnai throughout the film. The jugalbandi of the Shehnai and Sitar performed by Ustad Bismillah Khan and Abdul Halim Jaffar Khan is another remarkable feature of this film.

All the twelve songs composed by Vasant Desai for this film became hits but the song composed in Raga Behag “Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet” sung by Lata Mangeshkar has become a memorable classic hit. Some of the other songs from the film are “Jivan Men Piya Tera Sath Rahe” and “Dil Ka Khilona Hai Toot Gaya.”