THE MUSIC WHICH ROCKED LAHORE FOR YEARS
‘COME SEPTEMBER’ MOVIE THEME
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Regular movies used to come to Lahore. There was no Bollywood and its vulgarities. The latest movies used to be released here from the agents and most of them were on Mall road, Lahore. We loved posters and we used to visit this guy now and then, and used to rather beg him for handing us out the left over posters of the movies. The movie ‘Come September’ rocked Lahore with Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida. But what rocked Lahore for decades was the theme from the movie. You walked into restaurants, movie theaters, and elsewhere, and the music tone was everywhere. On the Radio Western Music programme, Yasmeen Taher was requested to play it again and again.
It got so popular not only with the educated class but with even the man on the street. You could hear it playing even on the ‘Pan’ shops on the roads. It was used in TV plays as background music, and what not? For years it seemed, it would never go away. But it did, and not without leaving the Lahori guys twisting all the time. But then that is another story.