Saaqiya aaj mujhe neend naheen ayegi, by Monica Kar

Visually, this song is a treat. The resplendent darbaar, with the Chowdhuri awaiting his pleasure, gajra around the wrist. The bevy of dancing girls led by Minoo Mumtaz. And, above all, the mischief in Guru Dutt’s eyes as he observes this life of sinful pleasure, so far removed from his own existence. But aurally this…

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