16 June 2014 | jmathur_swayamprabha
This Saawan arrives with showers of entertainment
Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke starts with the time-tested formula of 'lost and found' which was hackneyed to the hilt by the Bollywood filmmakers during that era. A poor widow Maaya (Nirupa Roy) kills a rapist to save her honour but then leaves her little son in a temple so that his life is not spoiled on account of her misfortune. Destiny makes such a move that Maaya happens to work as a maid in the house of the same gentleman - Lala Jugal Kishore (Nazir Hussain) who picks the boy-child from the temple and then fosters him as his own son. Maaya recognizes his son but keeps silent because she feels that her son's welfare lies in her silence in this regard only.
Maaya's son grows up as Jai (Dharmendra) and falls in love with Aarti (Aasha Paarekh). After heavy doses of romance and comedy being administered to the audience, the story gets twisted when Jai is caught for the murder of a cabaret dancer. His fostering family disowns him but his biological mother, i.e., Maaya stands by him revealing to him this fact that he's her son only. How Jai is able to prove his innocence, how the real murderer is exposed and how the expected happy ending to the story is brought about is shown in the final reels of the movie.
The director has not allowed the audience to yawn even for a moment throughout the duration of the movie. There are enough relief moments in the narrative. The romance of the hero and the heroine itself starts after some hilarious incidents. Then the comedy track of Saadhuraam Sood (Rajendra Naath) and Sangeeta (Laxmi Chhaya) is also quite humorous. Thus the narrator soaks the audience amply in laughs and romance before the serious business begins.
Dashing Dharmendra and pretty Aasha Paarekh always made a lovely on-screen pair. Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke is one more example of their great on-screen chemistry which is able to turn any heart as romantic. The character of Dharmendra is the backbone of the whole story and this natural actor seldom let any role down in his entire career. All others have also done their respective bits with perfection.
This colour movie is a treat to watch. The art director and the cinematographer have filled the frames of this movie with beautiful colours. All the technical aspects are in order. The movie is too long but considering the absence of boredom, the length is not felt.
The music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelaal with the help of Anand Bakshi's lyrics is another big asset of this well made movie. The title track, Saathiya Nahin Jaana Ki Jee Na Lage, Kisi Ne Kaha Hai Mere Dosto, Yeh Shama To Jali Roshni Ke Liye etc. are precious gems from the treasure of Hindi film music. The music lovers still listen to these and cherish that aura that used to exist then.
Summing up, Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke is a complete entertainer with all the formulae mixed optimally to present a spicy and delicious product to the consumers, i.e., the Indian cine-lovers. Watch it any day, any time and get yourself drenched in the showers of entertainment.