Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai : silent love of Meena Kumari & Raaj Kumar
An intense love story set in a hospital starring Meena Kumari and Raaj Kumar who works here as nurse and doctor .
Even though the two are made for each other and are deeply in love they amazingly never put their feelings in words right till the end hence the title Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai .
Watch Meena Kumari for her delicate poise and flair for portraying typical melancholic and intense roles .
Watch Raaj Kumar still early in his career and yet to acquire his trademark dialogue delivery style which we associate so much with his later films .
Nadira completes the triangle in this love story . Om Prakash plays the role of a happy go lucky cancer patient in his unique style .
This black and white 1960 release has music is by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri . Lata sings most of the songs .
Listen to these gems from the nightingale , Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh , Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai , Sheesha-E-Dil Itna Na Uchhalo and Andaz Mera Mastana .
Itni Badi Mehfil and Jane Kahan Gai , Asha and Rafi sing a song each .
Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai reminded me of Dil Ek Mandir starring Meena Kumar , Raaj Kumar and Rajendra Kumar which is also set in a hospital .