Mughal-E-Azam is a classic, in the absolute form, there is no debate on this. It would have been great to have gotten the full movie with the Black & White version remastered in HD with all it’s original aspects.
Razia Sultan was Khayyam’s masterpiece and while he had many other melodious soundtracks, this one stands the test of time, the fates of melody and the greats of them all. Khayyam, the music composer remained dedicated to Kamal Amrohi’s vision and provided a beauty of a soundtrack.
Pakeezah literally translates into ‘Pure One’, and if by some magical way one has to describe the music of this film, then “Pakeezah” truly is apt.