Aasha (1957 film)

Aasha (1957 film)

Infobox Film
name = Aasha

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director = M.V. Raman
producer = Raman Productions
writer =
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starring = Kishore Kumar
Om Prakash
music = C. Ramchandra
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runtime = 171 min
country = flagicon|India India
language = Hindi
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imdb_id = 0050090

"Aasha", also transliterated as "Asha", was a 1957 Hindi film. The film became a box office hit. [ [http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=163&catName=MTk1Nw= BoxOffice India.com ] ]


* Kishore Kumar, as Kishore
* Vyjayanthimala, as Nirmala
* Pran, as Raj
* Om Prakash, as Hasmukhlal
* Lalita Pawar
* Minoo Mumtaz
* Sunder
* Asha Parekh (uncredited)


The music for the film was composed by C. Ramchandra and the lyrics were written by Rajendra Krishan. The song "Eena Meena Deeka", sung by Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar in two different versions, became very popular. [cite web
title= 1957: Year that was
publisher=The Indian Express
] It was one of the Hindi cinema's first rock and roll numbers. [cite web
title=Asha: A composer's Dream
] The words of the song were inspired by kids playing outside composer C. Ramchandra's music room.cite web
title=The story of 'Eena Meena Deeka'
author=Ashwin Panemangalore
publisher=DNA (newspaper)
] The kids were chanting "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe", which inspired Ramchandra and his assistant John Gomes to create first line of the song, "Eena Meena Deeka, De Dai Damanika". Gomes, who was a Goan, added the words "Maka naka" (Konkani for "I don't want"). They kept on adding more nonsense rhymes till they ended with "Rum pum po!". The title of the David Dhawan film "Eena Meena Deeka (1994)" was inspired by this song.


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