Song of the Month: Mughal-E-Azam’s “Teri mehfil mein” holds clues to the film, predicting Anarkali’s doomed fate

In a soundtrack as watertight as Mughal-E-Azam’s, it is difficult to pick one favourite song. By common consensus, “Pyaar kiya toh darna kya” is easily the film’s most famous song but it is the qawwali “Teri mehfil mein qismat” that is the more complex, multilayered and interesting one.