So I came across this very interesting film because of this song that I really, really like. It goes like this: ‘Dil ki girah khol do, chup na baitho, koi geet gao’. It is from a film called ‘Raat aur Din’ and possibly the first and the only film (as far as I know) based on the phenomena of split personality disorder.
By day, she was the demure wife and by night, she transforms into the wild Peggy (below) who partaaays all night long. Or something like that.
And the picture on the right is that of Peggy, her other character who is a stylish, chic fun-loving lady. It is this character that sings the song I just mentioned, too. Notice how different the two look?
This film was Nargis’ last because she evidently wanted to settle down after her quite-a-stint in B’wood. Oh, and guess what? She was pregnant with Sanju baba during the shoot of this film too.
I also got another mazedaar and masaledaar trivia from one DustedOff.wordpress, who mentions that the film seems to take inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Marnie (1962) that also follows the same line – a schizophrenic girl who is Marnie by the day and Peggy (yep, same name) by night.
Lovely Nargis received the National Film Award for the Best Actress – the first actress to win this particular award. She also bagged a Filmfare nomination for the Best Actress for this film.
Anyhoo.. that’s it for now, be back later! Enjoy..