Thare Rahiyo from Pakeezah
There are moving stories. There are moving movies. There are moving actresses. There are moving songs. Pakeezah is a moving movie telling a movie story starring a movie actress (Meena Kumari, I love you.) , and "Thare Rahiyo" is a moving song. I think this is a milestone in Lata Mangeshkar's career. Nothing can beat her old songs, her voice is sheer magic and out of this world in this song. I also have to talk about the picturization, especially Meena Kumari. The Tragedy Queen. Her beauty is breath-taking here, her complexion is fair and glowing, her eyes deep and expressive, she looks like an angel. All this to say:
OLD IS GOLD!