Published on 01 May 2013 | over 3 years ago
Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi is an evergreen hit song from the film Awaara 1951, directed and produced by Raj Kapoor who also plays the leading role. Music was composed by the team of Shankar Jaikishan. Kapoor's real-life father Prithviraj Kapoor stars as his on-screen father Judge Raghunath. Kapoor's youngest real-life brother Shashi Kapoor plays the younger version of his character. Prithiviraj's father Dewan Bashwanath Kapoor also
played a cameo role in his only film appearance.
The film centers on the intertwining lives of poor Raj (Kapoor) and privileged Rita (Nargis). In the film, Kapoor's poor, innocent "little tramp" character references Charlie Chaplin and was further developed in other Kapoor films such as Shri 420.
The film became an overnight sensation in South Asia, and found success abroad. Lyrics were by Shailendra. The film became hugely popular across the Indian subcontinent, as well as in the Soviet Union, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Romania.
The film was also nominated for the Grand Prize of the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. Owing to its popularity in so many countries, the film is a candidate for most successful film of all time. In 2012, Awaara was included in the 20 new entries to All-Time 100 greatest films by TIME.
The film had a large number of popular songs given below,
1 "Ek Do Teen"
2 "Hanste Bhi Rahe Rote Bhi Rahe"
3 "Awara Hoon"
4 "Ek Bewafa Se Pyar Kiya"
5 "Ab Raat Guzarne Wali Hai"
6 "Jab Se Balam Ghar Aaye"
7 "Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi"
8 "Dam Bhar Jo Udhar Munh Phere"
9 "Tere Bina Aag Yeh Chandni"
10 "Naiya Meri Manjhdhar"
11 "Hum Tujhse Mohabbat Kar Ke"
In this video, Prof. Qasim Hasan Zaidi has played Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi on Electric Banjo or Bulbul Tarang. The song also contains, "Tere Bina Aag Ye Chandni" as a starting part in the beginning. Hope the friends will like this endeavor.