Greece, for example, was one country that connected with India through its Hindi films and the music in them. Sung by popular Greek singer Stelios Kazantidis, the song is a tribute to Madhubala’s ethereal beauty, her poise and grace. In her article, ‘When India Conquered Greece: Hindi Films of the 50s in Greece’, Abadzi writes how Greece fell in love with Hindi movies, their music, and actors. There was a climate of desperation and it was then that Hindi movies made an indelible impression, she writes. The Madhubala song is a lover’s cry for his beloved whom he has lost.
Source: Indian Express February 14, 2018 02:48 UTC