Mughal-e-Azam is a 1960 Indian epic historical drama film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji. Starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Durga Khote, it follows the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim (who went on to become Emperor Jahangir) and Anarkali, a court dancer. Salim’s father, Emperor Akbar, disapproves of the relationship, which leads to a war between father and son.
The development of Mughal-e-Azam began in 1944, when Asif read a play set in the reign of Emperor Akbar (1556–1605). Production was plagued by delays and financial uncertainty. Before its principal photography began in the early 1950s, the project had lost a financier and undergone a complete change of cast. Mughal-e-Azam cost more to produce than any previous Indian motion picture; the budget for a single song sequence exceeded that typical for an entire film of the period. The soundtrack, inspired by Indian classical and folk music, comprises 12 songs voiced by playback singers including Lata Mangeshkar and classical singer Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, and is often cited among the finest in Bollywood cinematic history.
1. “Mohe Panghat Pe” Lata Mangeshkar and chorus 4:02
2. “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” Lata Mangeshkar and chorus 6:21
3. “Mohabbat Ki Jhooti” Lata Mangeshkar 2:40
4. “Humen Kash Tumse Mohabbat” Lata Mangeshkar 3:08
5. “Bekas Pe Karam Keejeye” Lata Mangeshkar 3:52
6. “Teri Mehfil Mein” Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and chorus 5:05
7. “Ye Dil Ki Lagi” Lata Mangeshkar 3:50
8. “Ae Ishq Yeh Sab Duniyawale” Lata Mangeshkar 4:17
9. “Khuda Nigehbaan” Lata Mangeshkar 2:52
10. “Ae Mohabbat Zindabad” Mohammed Rafi and chorus 5:03
11. “Prem Jogan Ban Ke” Bade Ghulam Ali Khan 5:03
12. “Shubh Din Aayo Raj Dulara” Bade Ghulam Ali Khan 2:49