Goonj Uthi Shehnai

Goonj Uthi Shehnai, India, 07 February 1959

  • Genre: Romantic
  • Runtime: 174 Minutes
  • Director: Vijay Bhatt
  • Awards: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award: Anita Guha: Nominated


Goonj Uthi Shehnai (English: The Call of the Shehnai) (meaning 'The Wedding Bells Have Started Ringing') is 1959 Hindi film directed by Vijay Bhatt, with Rajendra Kumar, Ameeta, Anita Guha and I. S. Johar as leads. The film has music by Vasant Desai and lyrics by Bharat Vyas, and the duo created numerous hits like Jivan Men Piya Tera Sath Rahe sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi, and Lata's Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet and Dil Ka Khilona Hai Toot Gaya.

The film narrates the story of a Shehnai player, and features a shehnai recitals by maestro, Ustad Bismillah Khan throughout the film. There is also Jugalbandi between him and Sitar player, Abdul Halim Jaffar Khan.

The film was the fifth highest grosser of the year and declared a 'Hit' at the Indian Box Office, and became the first big hit of actor Rajendra Kumar, who was soon giving dates four years from the day of signing.