Seema is the first film where I started to understand what films were… before Seema, I had seen many films, but did not understand much, rather the moving scenes & songs captivated me & I hardly cried in the theatres smile emoticon . I remember seeing Seema with my parents in 1955 , in the luxurious Hindvijay talkies of the posh Deccan Gymkhana area in Pune ! Still remember the cycle chase by Shubha Khote . FYI,in the 50’s we had many 78 rpm brittle slate records of Awaara, Shri 420, Daag, Chori Chori, Seema, Kathputli amongst other SJ films … These records were regularly played on gramophone by my parents & elder brothers, and this music instilled in me hypnotically, my love & passion for SJ music . Later in the mid 60’s again saw Seema & admired the acting of Nutan & Balraj Sahni plus Shubha Khote and (bad man) C S Dubey, who made a debut as an actor thru’ this film ( he was also the Production manager & Asst Director of Seema) ! Another enthralling factor of Seema was the fabulous music by SJ … Tu pyar ka sagar, Kahan jaa raha hain, Suno chhoti si gudiya ki , baat baat mein … but two rare songs touched my heart , one was Rafisaab’s Humein bhi de do sahara, where I loved Nutan’s expressions when see sees a coin, and hides it beneath her feet, but later repents it (fabulous direction in this too), and the other is “Manmohana bade ” where we feel, as if Nutan herself is singing it ! Please see paper cutting attachment, where this song “Manmohana ” is being rehearst ,with Lataji singing, Pt Ramnarayan playing sarangi, Shailendraji and Shankerji (playing sitar) attentively listening ….
Sudarshan Pandey Woaw !!!!!!!!!! Kailash Mundra bhai, How can I express my delight after seeing your participation in this theme and the stuff you wrote. You are one of such SJ fans who have seen almost all the films with music by SJ. Would be very interesting to read more in coming weeks. I am documenting all these posts in a blog…….