"Lekin teer calate vakt tu khamosh kyu rahi?"
"Kaneez dekhna cahati thi ki afsaane hakeekat me kaise badalte hain."
("Why were you silent when the arrow was shot?"
"A humble maid servant, I wanted to see how fantasy is transformed in to reality")
After seeing Mughal-e-azam innumerable times in black and white, I finally saw the digitally colorized version last night. Fantasy had finally become real for me, and I loved what I saw in color. It was not what I had imagined it to be, it was better!
And who can forget the music, Naushad's pinnacle of achievement? The only time Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan would ever sing for Hindi cinema.
I'm going to spend the day listening to the soundtrack again. You can listen to it as well, here.
I wish the rerelease that came to cinemas in Seattle for a week, a couple of months ago (when I was buried in work) had come at another time.
"Parda nahin jub koye khudah se, bando se pardaa karna kya?
Jab pyar kiya to darna kya"