Hifaazat (1973)

Movie Title: – ‘Hifaazat-1973

Director: – K.S.R. Dass (or Doss)

Producer/s: – R.V. Venkateswarulu and B. Susheela Devi.

Genre: – Social

Date of Passing by Censor Board: – 30.05.1973

Editing: – K.S.R. Das, Kandaswamy

Associate Editor: – Sivam

Dialogues: – Prem Kapur

No of Songs:- 04

Lyricist – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Music – Rahul Dev Burman

Playback Singers – Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle

Kishore (Vinod Mehra) and Asha (Asha Sachdev) love each other and want to marry.

Their fathers Kanhaiyalal (Kapur but liked to be called as Camphor) and Ashok Kumar (Judge Ram Prasad) respectively are friends.

However, Kishore’s father is initially reluctant and do not agree for this marriage but later on surrenders to what his son wants. So he gives his nod for the marriage to Judge Ram Prasad.

But, at the same time the ‘family priest’ of Kishore’s father discloses upon him that Asha is not the real daughter of Judge Ram Prasad and she is an adopted one. Also Asha’s family is suffering from some ‘curse’ and they are ‘cursed’ family where except Asha is the surviving member and others are no more.

Asha got to listen to this conversation and judge Ram Prasad has to tell her truth about her real father (played by Iftekhar).

Knowing this Kishore’s father now cancels the marriage of Kishore and Asha. Judge Ram Prasad tries to convince Camphor but he is adamant. Kishore is present upstairs and secretly listening what his father has said to the judge.

Kishore and Asha decide to go to the parental house ‘Sona Mansion (haveli) of Asha which is in Kashipur village and which is known to be a ‘haunted place’.

On the way they meet a Saw Mill owner (Madan Puri), and Sewak Singh (Narendranath).

No body helps Kishore with the address of ‘Sona Mansion’ but Sewak helps him and he Sewak is actually ‘eyeing’ on Asha.

Sewak’s mother (Lalita Pawar) wants her son to do some good work and earnings. But he wants the property to be transferred on his name by his mother.

Kishore and Asha reach the ‘Sona mansion’ and stay there to unearth the ‘suspense’ in the ‘haveli’.

Meanwhile Sewak tries to molest Asha and later on tries to rape her.

Lajjo (Kumud Chhugani) loves Sewak but Sewak doesn’t like her now. Lajjo knows about Sewak’s intentions and she informs Kishore when Sewak and his friends corner Asha in the Jungle.

Sewak’s mother is in between visiting the ‘haveli’ and one such time Kishore notices this. Lajjo is murdered in the haveli but her body disappears.

Finally the goons are settled by Kishore and by the time he reaches the ‘haveli’ Sewak is killed. But who kills him?

Asha is saved by Kishore but somebody attacks Kishore and is trying to finish him. Who is this?

At the same time Sewak’s mother also reaches the ‘haveli’ and finds her son’s body there. She knows who has killed her son. Who is that person?

How Kishore and Asha get to know the truth and what is the ‘curse’ over Asha’s parents?

All that is what this movie is all about …

Why the movie was titled as ‘Hifaazat’ and what was ‘protected’ can be get to know by watching this movie which is available on ‘YouTube’.

An interesting watch, but you will have tolerate the ‘hinglish’ of ‘Hinglish’ by Camphor (Kanhaiyalal) till the first half of this movie like … ‘ham tumko nahin bataaying ant mein kya hoyiing in thi film’ J ….

In between we have four songs in this movie the first two are ‘roothhna manaana’ songs first by the heroine and second by the hero for each other. Third song is a ‘gypsy’ song which is by the ‘khaanabadosh’s in their camp on the jungle route of the ‘haveli’ where Kishore and Asha had to halt in the night.

The fourth song is a ‘joy de vivre’ song when Asha sets out of the ‘haveli’ as Kishore is out for some ‘shopping’ and Asha takes this opportunity to roam freely in the ‘haseen waadiyaan’.

Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist who wrote all the four songs. R.D. Burman is the music director and the songs are nice to listen to. But none of the songs from this movie are popular songs and all the songs are lesser known or never heard type songs.

However, Pancham’s musical score is nice and enjoyable.

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Music and Life : Geet Gaataa Chal …

Music for all of us is a part of our life, or should I say it is ‘religion’ for all of us, or may be more than that.
It is also a positive force that keeps us going and a good healer too.

It may not be everything for us; still it is there with all aspects of our life.

And above all it is‘worship’ for those who love music and those who are connected with it in some other way.

So, in our offerings of prayers to the goddess ‘Saraswati’ I sincerely wish that as long as I live and continue this journey of life, ‘music’ is there with me at every moment and the journey be eternal musical forever …


All of us love music and we are attached to it for various reasons. For me, it is an ongoing activity which rules my sub-conscious and conscious mind every time.
It motivates me a lot. It acts like an inspirational force for me.

It has been almost since my childhood that I was addicted to Radio for listening songs and as I grow, that continued and the addiction also grows more with collection of cassettes, now collection CDs, getting done recording of songs, searching for rare songs etc etc.

So, music is always there with me in my day to day life.


When I was a bachelor the ‘mono cassette recorder’ with me use to start early morning, in fact I used to rise from bed straight to put on a cassette to play (starting with ‘bhupaali’/devotionals, and then moving for brush and tea preparation.
Then, till I left for office it continued to play and when I came back from office I start the music till I go to bed. The cassette player has to be auto stopped (usually) as I go to sleep while listening to the songs/albums for that day.

Then, as I joined distance education and use to study and do assignments at home, I use to listen to music during breaks of my study or when I wish to take some jigs on my favorite songs. (To ‘unwind’ as they put up nowadays).


After getting active with Atul ji’s blog,  it has become my daily routine to share some songs either on daily basis. If not sharing, preparing for the songs to be shared, or searching for the songs that are in my memory since years back and while searching if I find something new (in our case the terminology is ‘old and rare’) then sharing them.
So music is continuously going on in my mind.

At work also whenever I get break or time to think during intervals I am thinking of songs that are yet to make to the blog.

Further in today’s stressful life we face many different situations time to time , a music lover like me always finds songs to face the situations, get out of it – if it is a troubled situation or enjoy and celebrate or cheer – if it something positive happening or getting succeeded in any assigned task (of work or of personal interest).


Few months back, we have to rush to a place about 475 kms away from my base station, as my elder daughter was hospitalized due to sudden illness. When she was hospitalized and her colleagues were with her (and she was out of danger), instead of starting instant, as it was already 9 PM, and I was still in travel back from my office, we decided to move on early morning next day. So I get time to take all my favorite albums with me.
However on the first day the ‘music system’ was under the control of by my younger daughter so we have to listen to mostly the newer songs.

The next two days were more hectic and there was no scope to listen the songs, though prayers were going on in our mind. After my elder daughter was discharged from hospital, my wife and younger daughter accompany her and stay at her Hostel room to give support.
When everything was settled we decided to visit a Aashram on the banks of Narmada River in Narmada district near Rajpipla. This is the place which we visit at least once in a year and I always wish that I get more chance to visit there and can spend a longer duration there. Well this time we were getting a night stay there and most importantly darshan of Swamiji.
Darshan of Swamiji is possible only few hours starting late night.

As my younger daughter stayed back to support her Didi at the hostel, me and my wife took up for the aashram.
Our travel has to be for at least 3 hours one side, so there was enough time for me to get on with my favorite songs too.
One of the albums that I carried with me was ‘Immortal melodies from Navketan Films: Vol.2-Philosophical’ (SA re ga ma – Bombay Talkies)
(Few years back I had got this one album from a famous online store)

As the playlist proceeds one by one this song appears!

‘Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe geet sangeet ki aarti,
Mujhko vardaan de, mujhko vardaan de Maata Saraswati …’

When the word by word fall on my ear I was relating it with our daily life, the daily activities that we perform and finally we search some time for leisure, some time to take us off from the hectic life, some to time to unwind ourselves…
But now it has become difficult, because, as far as I am concerned I get very less time to play my favorite CD/DVD’s, to listen all the cassettes that I have collected over these 29 years so far. Sometime I am angry with myself for the job I have taken and for the circumstances I have created myself which give very less time for me.

But none the less the songs are there playing all the time in my mind and what if I cannot hear the CDs or Cassettes, I can sing them I can keep humming different songs according to the changing situations whatever I faced and wherever I am. That way I remain connected to music every time all the time.

The song under discussion today says it all for me. All I can pray to God that ‘sukh dukh mein aap sadaa hamaare saath rehna, aur man ke mandir mein sangeet ki jyot jalaaye rakhna’ (I remember the very first time when I meet Swamiji he aksed me what I wish from the Gods as he has already given me a ‘happy life’, so he advised me that whenever I pray to God I should only asked him to ‘be with us in our ‘hard times’ as well ‘when we are sailing smooth’)

Haath bhi nahin jab hil sake
Saaz bhi jab nahin paas ho

Maut bhi ho saamne khadi
Mushkil aur har saans ho

Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe
Geet sangeet ki aarti
Mujhko vardaan de
Maata Saraswati

How true it is, because going through hard times also we were connected to the divine form of Music – listening, singing and praying Prarthanaa, Bhajans at the ‘Aashram’

‘Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe – Geet Sangeet ki Aarti’…