Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music

Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – June 2015

Welcome to June, 2015 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

It is a matter of great pleasure to commemorate Songs of Yore completing quite a trail-blazing journey of 5 years. The article contains an excellent write up, including some very light to some quite erudite pieces on the subjects ranging from “Hemantkumar’ Ravi, Discovering after three decades, Auto-inspiration or Laziness, Joyous Jaunpuri, Darbari Delights, Darbari and Mukhtar Begum. Chitrapatsangeet has added two excellent illustration of Raag Jaunpuri – one of them is Meri Yaad Mein Na Tum Aansoo Bahana – Madhosh (1954) – Talat Mahmood – Madan Mohan. We will look at the other one at the end of present episode of the blog carnival in our regular section on Mohammad Rafi.

Naushad’s “The Singing Girl Next Door”: Suraiya pays tribute to Suraiya with some of her most melodious songs by Naushad on her 86th birth anniversary (15 June 1929 – 31 January 2004).

Sajjad Hussain’s birthday also coincides with that of Suraiya, So, Happy Birthday, Suraiya and Sajjad! has presented Suariya’s songs for film 1857, for which Sajjad has scored the music. Suraiya and Sajjad Hussain worked together in Suraiya’s swan song film : Rustm Sohrab.

My favourite Hemant Kumar Songs is a tribute to Hemant Kumar on his 95th birthday. He had many other, quite notable, songs under several other music directors as well. Here are a few solo songs that come to my mind:

C Ramchandra:

Aye baad-e-shaba jara ahista chal, tahan so hui hai Anarkali – Anarkali (1953)

Jindagi Pyar Ki Do Char Ghadi Hoti Hai – Anarkali (1953)

Zameen Chal Rahi, Aasman Chal Raha Hai – Pheli Jhalak (1954)

Ital Ke Ghar Tital – Bahurani (1963)

Madan Mohan:

Kho Gaya Jaane Kahan Arzoon Ka Jahan – Mohar (1959)

Shankar Jaikishan :

Ham Kathputle Hai Kath Ke – Shikast (1953)

Rula Kar Chal Diye Ek Din Hasin Ban Kar Jo Aaye The – Badshah (1954)

Chitragupt :

Aasman Aasman Tu Kya Jaane – Daakaa (1959)

N Dutta :

Ye Baharon Ka Shama, Kho Na Jaayen Aa Bhi Jaa – Milaap – 1955 ( A solo and duet with Lata Mangeshakar)

R D Burman

Aaja Mere Pyar Aaja – Heeralal Pannalal (1978)

On Hemanta Mukherjee’s birthday, Upperstall on hemanta kumar has recalled one of the immortal composition of Hemant Kumar – Saqiya Aaj Mujhe Neend Nahin Aayegi – Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) – Asha Bhosle and an equally memorable duet, composed by C Ramchandra – Jaag Dard-e-Ishq Jaag, Dil Ko Bequarar Kar – Anarkali (1953)

Two songs by Hemanta kumar presents O Nadi Re Ekti Kothai and Ganga Aaye Kahan Se.

On her 79th birthday on 4th June 2015, My favourite Nutan songs has consciously left out songs which show her weeping. This wonderful list brings Man Mohana Bade Jhoothe (Seema (1954) – Lata Mangeshkar – Shanker Jaikishan – to the memory.

For the records Let’s talk About Bollywood has an exclusive page dedicated to articles on Nutan. Nutan’s intelligence is a brief treatise on Nutan’s all-round virtuosity, that sets her apart as an artist. informs of the official launch of MUSINGS, a new blog by S. Basu which he has announced will deal chiefly with Nutan.

Musings has posted reviews of two of Nutan;s movies– Aagosh (1953) and Heer (1956) till date.

We now move over to other posts:

The video leads to other Geeta Dutt songs : Jaaongi maike jaaongi : Geeta Dutt, G M Durrani – Paatal Bhairavi (1952) Ghantasala This video is made by superimposing Hindi audio on the original Telugu clip.

Two Geeta Dutt Duets : Ta Thaiya Kar Ke Aana O Jagugar More Saiyan – Panchayat (1958) – Iqbal Qureshi – with Lata Mangeshkar and Jaanu Jaanu Re Kahe Khanake Hai Tora Kangana – Insan Jaag Utha (1959) – S D Burman – with Asha Bhosle

Anil Biswas and Meena Kapoor (via Arun Kumar Deshmukh) – Some of their songs together

I have picked up following two songs from My Favourite Cycle songs

Ten Ganga songs from classic Hindi cinema is a good collection of songs from pre-70s (mostly, with one minor exception from 1971) Hindi films which mention the Ganga, in different contexts, to different extents. I have picked up Ganga Ki Reti Pe Bangla Chhwaii De (Sudha Malhotra – Mirza Ghalib (1954) – Ghulam Mohammad ) and Ganga Ki Bhari God Mein (Manna Dey – Mere Apne (1971) – Salil Chaudhary) from the comments of the readers.

“Cricket Se Cinema Tak”- Mac Mohan captures the accidental journey of Mac Mohan (a.k.a. Mohan Makhijani). Here is the songs wherein Mac Mohan plays a lead joint-lead role:

Ye jhuki jhuki jhuki nigahein teri – Mohammad Rafi – Aao Pyaar Karein (1964) – Usha Khanna

(Very Very Interesting Trivia: Sanjeev Kumar can be seen as a very insignificant artist in some of the long shots !!!!)

Johnnie Walker in Bollywood – is a continually updated collection of some of Johnny Walker bottles …. found over the years from various Hindi (and maybe some Tamil and Telugu) filums.

Talat Mahmood: singer, actor, gentleman – Talat Mahmood was in demand not only in the recording studio but also on the screen – Manek Premchand – The article is a brief peep into the book.

Listen to virtuosos of an instrument once banned on All India Radio – Since it was introduced to the subcontinent by missionaries, the baajaa ki peti has become a part of the Indian soundscape. – Aneesh Pradhan – Meend (or a glide between notes) and gamak (or rapid oscillation of a note) are two important embellishments that cannot be produced on this instrument.  It was for this reason that the instrument was banned for broadcast on the All India Radio in 1941. Here are a few early recordings of harmonium solo recitals.

Three pioneering musicians who helped turn the harmonium into a solo instrument – Bashir Khan, Shankarrao Kalpeshwari and P Madhukar demonstrated that the ‘baaja ki peti’ wasn’t just meant for accompaniment. – Aneesh Pradhan

I remember a short, sharp, sweet, opening harmonium notes of Raat Bhi hai kuchch bheegi bheegi, which is repeated over several times.

A tribute to Guide in its 50th year – Vijay Anand’s Guide is now 50 years old and yet timeless, this is one of our cinematic landmarks, and a testament to the possibilities of artistic collaboration within a commercial system. [A longer post about “Tere Mere Sapne” is here. And more about RK Narayan’s “Misguided Guide” here]

Now we move over songs remembered by our friends in this month –

Bhagvan Thavrani

  • Kiseeko Yoon Tamannaon Mein Uljhaaya Nahin Karte – Meena Kapoor -Return of Superman (1960) – Anil Biswas: ‘This forgotten Meena Kapur solo is a stunt film nobody knows or is picturised on Jayraj and Shila Ramani ( taxi driver and railway platform fame.. ) ….Surprise of surprises, the music is by Anil Biswas…perhaps the last flicker before he vanished..! The film has a duet sung by Anil da and Mubarak Beghum ! This song is written by films producer Manmohan…this film came and went in 1961….
  • Aap Ki Inayatein Aap Ke Karam – Lata Mangeshkar -Vandana (1975) – Ravi: ‘A simple, soothing song from a forgotten film…!’
  • Kaho Aa Ke Bahar Kare Mera Singar Mujhe Pyar Mila – Mukesh & Asha Bhonsle – FORTY DAYS (1959) – Babul Bose – ‘Film चालीस दिन was famous for that sweet Asha – Manna Dey duet ” Naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi ” and great Asha solo ” baithe hain rehguzar pe dil ka diya jalaaye “. This sweet duet of Asha – Mukesh is lesser known but so sweet…Asha is at her playful mischievous best…music director Babul Bose gave a very few but memorable a few films, he teamed with Bipin and gave music under the name ” Bipin Babul ‘.
  • Na Phoolon Ki Duniya – Lata Mangeshkar – Saaz Aur Awaaz (1966) – Naushad Ali : PALKI, LEADER and SAAZ AUR AAWAZ were supposed to be Naushad’s twilight years movies and hence the Music of these films was said to be weak as compared to old Naushadian standards….A Lata has a mystic aura about it and the chorus female voices add to the atmosphere.. Based on raag SOHINI (perhaps )..’

[Side Note: I landed up on a Suman Kalyanpur number – Poonam Ki Raat Aayi – which I am not able to recollect very easily now. Hence brought it up here.]

  • Aye Saba Unse Kah Jara – ‘A rare Rafi- Asha duet from “Alibaba 40 chor ” . The music credit is given to S N Tripathi and Chitragupta but none of the film songs seem to have Chitragupta touch. Maybe , he gave background music only…..Strangely, in the same year 1954, a film named 40 BABA EK CHOR was also released with music by S D Burman with good, average, songs……Enjoy the lilting Arabian tune…!’

In the last episode of our carnival, we had talked about the very widely discussed and participated exercise of annual review of songs of a particular year – Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?. We have taken up documentation of the further micro-review of the songs therein. Here are the posts published during the present month:

We will continue with the series in the next couple of months as well……

In the end, we have picked up (our customary) very special songs of Mohammad Rafi from the lead we get from the articles / films discussed here before in the present episode of our blog carnival –

That incidentally takes us to two more songs from the same film – a solo by Mohammad Rafi, Zindagi Ke Mod Par, Akele The Ham, Mil Gaye Tum To Dil Ka Sahara Mila, and a duet of Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle, Aankhon Mein Na Jaane

  • Recall of Mohammad Rafi songs from Saaz Aur Awaz

Pyaar Ki Raah Bahaar Ki Manzil – Mohd.Rafi & Asha Bhonsle – – A tonga song – after a long time.

Kisne Mujhe Sada Di (part i) – Mohd.Rafi & Suman Kalyanpur – Another haunting song, which typically has more than one version (part ii) in the film.

We continue our pursuit of the golden period of Hindi Film Music …….

Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs

Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – June 2015

Welcome to June 2015 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

The search for “Improving measures of measurement of process” took us to the first building block -‘performance measures and metrics’. We now take one more step forward and look for some basics to the ‘structuring for the process of improvement’.

Processes, Products & Services The European Foundation for Quality Management, EFQM, as a first step in their holistic Excellence Model proposes to structure the improvement efforts by taking a Process view of the world rather than the more traditional view.

Providing structure to continuous process improvementKhwaja Moinuddin – identifies Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma DMAIC, Lean Methodology and organizational structuring as some of the ways to provide structure to continuous improvement methodologies.

Business Process Improvement Process hierarchy
Business Process Improvement Process Hierarchy

Structure for success with business process improvement – Jeff Fielding – identifies effective project management and change management as the base for managing the process of improvement. He further identifies some key organizational roles like Project Management Team, Process Owner, Process Improvement Team, Project Leader, Field Test Groups that can play the key role.

Driving business process excellence: structure initiatives to get quick results – Dave Bhattacharya – a well-structured framework can dramatically increase success of strategic initiatives – the proper framework has built in components to identify the proper project methodology and has accounted for change and project management.initiatives-image-module-2

Applying the DMAIC Steps to Process Improvement Projects – Harry Rever – provides a detailed application of DMAIC steps, as a basic structure for the process improvement projects. DMAIC steps

Obviously, there would be no ONE way of structuring for the process of improvement, suffice it to say that in order to be sustainable, process of improvement must be flexibly structured so as to be scaled up (or down) to the needs of the circumstances.

We would continue our journey of the process of improvement for a few more months.

In the meanwhile, in the second part, we have Samir Chougle’s Blog, Maverick SAM, from among the Influential Voices Blogroll Alumni. Samir Chougle is a bookworm. This is what his present list is:

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Quality Management in Construction Projects by Abdul Razzak Rumane

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

The Great Indian Dream by Arindam Chaudhuri Malay Chaudhuri

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

We turn to our regular sections now:

Bill Troy, ASQ CEO has presented guest post of Sunil Kaushik – our ASQ’s Influential Voice for the month: How Lean Helped Me Travel To Egypt With Just $500

Julia McIntosh, ASQ communications in ‘Roundup: How Should the Quality Field Prepare For the Future?’ many of the ASQ Influential Voices bloggers, in their responses share their views about how quality professionals will need to prepare for the future—and the past. The basis for the discussion is ASQ’s 2015 Future of Quality research report. ASQ has been preparing this report since 2006. This year’s report is a departure from the norm. The experts and authors beyond the quality community have compiled the major forces that will impact global priorities—and how the quality world will need to respond.

We then move over to ASQ TV Episodes: Introducing Quality Into Your Workplace – Not everyone in your workplace will be well-versed on quality methods and principals. This episode offers some ideas on getting quality novices in your organization familiar with basic concepts, including explaining how the absence of quality can have a major impact.

Related videos:


The ASQ Audit Division site

Our ASQ’s Influential Voice for the month is – Sunil Kaushik

Sunil KaushikSunil Kaushik is a certified ASQ-SSBB, PMP, and SPSM with more than a decade of experience in project and quality management with Fortune 100 companies. He provides training on quality management at schools, universities, and corporations using innovative methods such as origami and food tasting. His next project is a round-the-world bicycle tour with a mission to train as many schools and universities on quality along the way as possible while explore high-quality street food across the globe. His blog is Train and Trot.

Here are some of the recent posts on his blog:

· 100 Places to visit before I kick the bucket

· Toilets in Japan – An Inspiration for Quality Professionals

· Predicting the Voice of the Customer is a Million Dollar Question

· Quality Lesson from a 400 year old Mughal town

· Shillong and Cherrapunji through the Lens

I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our Improvement journey ………….

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Other Singers – Shamshad Begum

We continue with songs by Other Leading Female Playback Singers during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

In the previous post we listened Suraiya’s memorable songs of 1950.

In this post, we will take up some of the memorable songs of another front ranking female playback singer of that era – Shamshad Begum.

Shamshad Begum continues to retain her position as the lead female singer in quite a few films. Moreover, she also remains the first choice for dance numbers and similar other peppy songs. Her quantitative share, both in terms of number of films and number songs across diverse music directors also compares very favourably with those of Lata Mangeshkar.

1. Kismat ne humein majboor kiyaAankhen – Saraswati Kumar Deepak – Madan Mohan

2. Mohabbat karnewalon ka yahi anjaam hota haiAankhen – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan – Madan Mohan

3. Dhadke mera dil mujhko jawani Ram qasam na bhaayeBabulShakeel Badayuni- Naushad – Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum in this song.

4. Na socha tha ye dil lagaane ke pahleBabulShakeel Badayuni- Naushad

5. Jaadu Bahre Naino Mein Dole JiyaBabulShakeel Badayuni – Naushad – Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum in this song.

6. Chhod babul ka ghar mohe pee ken agar aaj jana padaBabul – Shakeel Badayuni- Naushad – A Haapy version- Again Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum

The song has several versions

7. Thandi hawa ke jhonkeBhai BahenIshwar Chandra KapoorShyam Sundar

8. Main to maarungi nainon ke baan re zara bach ke rahnaBijliBharat Vyas – Vasant Desai

 ( I have not been able to find the video link of this song.)

9. Choodi dheere pahna choodiwaali hoDahejShams Lakhnavi – Vasant Desai

10. Ae kale baadal bol tu kyun itarata haiDahejShams Lakhnavi – Vasant Desai

11. Chhod chale rajaji li haye kaise rahun akeliHanste AansooMajrooh Sultanpuri – Ghulam Mohammad

12. Kaahe nainon mein naina dale re O pardesiyaJogan – Buta Ram – Bulo C Rani

13. Jin aankhon ki neend haraam huiJogan – Buta Ram – Bulo C Rani

14. Thoda thoda pyaar thodi thodi taqraar hoKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

15. Mohabbat meri rang laane lagi haiNirala – P L Santoshi – C Ramchandra

16. Kateele tore naina raseeleNishana – Naqshab – Khursheed Anwar

17. Mere ghungharwale baalPardes – Shakeel Badayuni – Ghulam Mohammad

18. Husnwalon ki galiyon mein aana nahiSheesh Mahal – Shmas Laknavi – Vasant Desai



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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Other Singers – Suraiya

Till now we have covered Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar  (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

We now take up songs by Other Leading Female Playback Singers.

1950 truly reflects the transformation that was taking place in the Hindi Film Music in so far as Female Playback singers are concerned. Lata Mangeshakar has attained fairly large share of songs as compared to any other individual singer. Music Directors like Madan Mohan (Aankhen), Roshan (Bawre Nain) , S D Burman (Pyar) who went on to create some of the greatest ever songs for the film industry, in Lata Mangeshakar’s voice, just a few years down the line, had films that had not one Lata song this year. This year also has recorded a very large number of songs in the voice of other female singers, like Sulochana Kadam, or Jayshree (in Dahej) who may not have been called front-line singers. Asha Bhosle is certainly seen, but has not made her presence felt. And when we try to draw up a list most favourite songs for the year, one easily lines up several songs from each of these ‘other leading’ female singers, which were iconic in that year and have remained so ever since.

In this post, we will take up some of the memorable songs of Suraiya.

Suraiya seems to have an excellent year, having acted in films in one year. She has performed quite credibly with Other Than Frontline music directors. However, her Afsar ( S D Burman) and Dastan (Naushad) topped not only cash counter charts but also critics’ ratings.

1. Man mor hua matwalaAfsar – S D Burman

2. Nain deewane ik nahi maaneAfsar – S D Burman

3. Pardesi re aate jaate jiya mora liye jaao Afsar – S D Burman

4. Aaya mere dil mein tuDastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

5. Ye mausam aur ye tanhaai Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

6. Ae shamma tu bata tera parwana kaun hai Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

7. Nainon mein preet hai hothon pe geet hai Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

8. Mohabbat badha kar juda ho gaye Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

9. Naam tera hai zabaan par yaad teri dil mein hai Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

10. Koi dil mein samaaya chupke chupkeKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

11. Sazaa mili hai kisi se yah dil lagaane kiKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

12. Haaye ye judaai ki chot buri haiNili – Surjit Sethi – S. Mohinder

13. Majboor hun main nashad hun mainShaan – Rajendra Krishna – Hansraj Behl



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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Lata Mangeshkar songs of Anil Biswas and other music directors

This is Third of Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

In the First Part, we had a look at Lata Mangeshkar Songs of C Ramchandra, whereas in the Second Part, we had a look at Lata Mangeshakar’s Songs of Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulam Mohammad.

In this third and concluding part, we will look at Lata Mangeshakar’s Songs of Anil Biswas and each of Lata Mangeshkar’s two Songs of S D Burman, Naushad and Bulo C Rani and one that of Vinod.


Anil Biswas’s Lata Mangeshkar Songs

Anil Biswas continues to repose his faith in vocal cords of Lata Mangeshkar, in two films that he did in 1950.

1. Mera naram karejawa dol gayaArzoo – Prem Dhavan


2. Aankhon se door ja ke jana na dil se doorArzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri


3. Kahan tak hum uthayein ghamArzoo – Jaan Nishar Akhtar


4. Unhein hum jo dil se bhulane lage wo kuchh aur bhi yaad aane lageAarzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri

All songs in one clip:

5. Matwale naino waale ke main waari waari jaaunBeqasoor – Arzoo Lakhanvi

S D Burman’s Lata Mangeshkar  Songs

S D Burman’s very popular score of Afsar had Suraiya as The Female Playback Singer, which was obvious. His another film, Pyar, has Geeta Roy as the lead Feamle Playback singer. Even Mashal had one solo to Geeta Roy and duet to Shamshad Begum

1. Aankhon se door door hain par dil ke paas joMashal – Pradeep

2. Aaj Nahin To Kal Bikhar Jayenge Yeh BadalMashal  – Pradeep

Naushad’s Lata Mangeshkar Songs

Naushad had only one film, but all the songs were top grossers. Shamshad Begum had primarily lent voice for Munnawar Sultana as well as to Nargis, whereas Lata Mangeshkar was used for Nargis in two slos and duet with Shamshad Begum. In the previous years, Shamshad Begum was the lead playback in Mela, then next year in Andaz, Lata got into the hot seat, this year situation again takes U-turn, to be reversed again completely in the subsequent years.

1. Panchhi ban mein piya piya gaane lagaBabul – Shakeel Badayuni

2. Lagan more man ki balam nahi maneBabulShakeel Badayuni

Bulo C Rani ‘s Lata Mangeshkar Songs

1. Hans Hans Ke Mere Chain Pe Bijli Ghiraye Ja – Rasiya

2. Wo humse chup hain hum unse chup hain dilon ke armaan machal rahe hain Rasiya – DN Madhok

Trivia: Not very surprised if this song reminds us of more popular song that has similar sounding opening lines : Woh Humse Chup Hai, Hum Unse Chup Hai, Mananewale Mana Rahe Hain – which also happens to be song in the year 1950. One more beauty of the song is that Chitalkar has lip sang for Raj Kapoor.

Other Music Directors’ Lata Mangeshkar Songs

More dwar khule hain aanewale kab aaoge – Anmol Ratan – D N Madhok – Vinod



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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Lata Mangeshkar songs of Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulamm Mohammad

This is Second Part of Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

In the First Part, we had a look at Lata Mangeshkar Songs of C Ramchandra. We now look at Lata Mangeshakar’s Memorable Songs of 1950 under two other music directors who also seemed to have accepted Lata Mangeshkar as the principal female playback singer.

 Husnlal Bhagatram’s Lata Mangeshkar songs :

1. Ban ke suhagan rahi abhaganAadhi Raat: – Sarshar Sailani

2. Rona hi likha tha qismat meinAadhi Raat: – Khumar Barabanqvi

3. Dil hi to hai tadap gaya dard se bhar na aaye kyunAadhi Raat – Asad Bhopali

4. Agar dil kisi se lagaya na hotaGauna – Qamar Jalalabadi

5. Tujhe barbaad karna tha.. haye dil bhi diya to kisko diyaMeena Bazaar – Qamar Jalalabadi

6. Dard-e-Judai HaiChhoti Bhabhi

Ghulam Mohammad’s Lata Mangeshkar songs :

1. Raat hai taaron bhari chhitaki hui chaandniPardesShakeel Badayuni

2. Janewale tujhe hum yaad kye jayengePardes – Shakeel Badayuni

3. Kismat Bananewale Zara Samane To AaPardes – Shakeel Badayuni

4. O ji dheere dheere O ji haule haule anganaa mei aa ja piyaPardesShakeel Badayuni

5. Eh Dil-E-BequararMaang –Nizam



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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Lata Mangeshkar songs of C Ramchandra

The well – established review format of Best songs of year’ takes up an in-depth review at four broad levels:

Best male playback singer Best female playback singer Best duets Best music director

We will first take up Female Solo Songs. End of 40s and very early years of 50s did see a very distinct transition from the female playback singers of the vintage era to the near-complete hold period of Lata Mangeshkar. That has necessitated two sub-divisions within the category of Female Solo Songs – Songs of Lata Mangeshkar and The Songs of Other Leading Female Playback Singers. So here we go with Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar for the year 1950: Among various music directors who used Lata Mangeshkar’s voice in the year 1950, C Ramchandra, Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulam Mohammad seem to account for a large share of the songs. Presently, we will listen to the memorable songs of Lata Mangeshkar under the baton of C Ramchandra.

1. Aisi mohabbat se hum baaz aajyeNirala – PL Santoshi

2. Mehfil mein jal uthi shamaNirala – PL Santoshi

 3. Majboor meri aankhein majboor mera dilNirala – PL Santoshi

4. Dekhoji dekhoji.. Chandni raat mein jane kya baat reNirala: – PL Santoshi

5. Tooti Footi Gaadi Anaadi ChalaiyaNirala PL Santoshi

6. Abhi shaam aayegi nikalenge tareSamadhi – Rajendra Krishna

7. Woh paas aa rahe hain hum door ja rahe hainSamadhi – Rajendra Krishna

8. Jo mujhe bhula ke chale gaye mujhe unki yaad sataaye kyunSangeeta – PL Santoshi

9. Na Umeed Ho Ke Bhi Sangeeta – PL Santoshi

10. Zara Suno Suno Kya Kahein NigahenSangeeta – PL Santoshi

11. Jab Se Mili Hai NazarSangeeta: PL Santoshi

12. Din aaye pyare pyaare barsaat keSangram – Raja Menhadi Ali Khan

13. Nazar Se Nazar Jo Mil GayeeSangram –With chorus – P L Santoshi

14. Koi kisi ka diwana na baneSargam – P L Santoshi


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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Setting the stage

Review of songs of Hindi films for a particular year is now a well-established practice @ Songs of Yore. Previously conducted reviews of 1955, 1953 and 1951 were widely debated among the readers. The exercise does not remain confined to only the pros and cons of a song (or a music director), but revives several aspects related the popularity as well as merits of the composition, then and over the subsequent years. The exercise also provides a very apt opportunity to re-visit the songs. Many of the songs have already faded out from the memory, but thanks to this vivacious all-round discussion and YouTube, we get to refresh our deep layers of memory while reconnecting with these songs.

Presently, ‘Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?’ takes us back to 1950. The post opens the subject further through sub-topics like Musical Land Marks, Other Important Musical Compositions, Debut, Fact-file and Trivia. As one wades through these waters, list of Memorable Songs opens up the flood gates by way of shortlist of song that stood out from all the songs of that year. The overview is rounded up a very incisive view of Special songs – ‘which are largely unfamiliar and which may not figure in any conventional list of ‘Best songs’, but these are the songs which mesmerise you on the first listening, and tend to remain with you forever.’

I also take very active part in the discussions on these posts @ Songs of Yore. Every piece of point of view that I submit does necessarily call for a fairly detailed (and quite interesting) homework, in terms of revisiting the songs on YT. This year I would document the back-end work as a series of posts tagged here The Best Songs of 1950 @ SoY

Having leafed through other songs of 1950 from other sources like Hindi Film Geet Kosh, I would totally agree that 152 songs presented @ MEMORABLE SONGS and another 16 songs @ the Special Songs indeed ensure that “nothing of value is left out” to base our discussions nor the songs that matter in terms of their intrinsic listening pleasure at the present juncture. So, all my discussions and listing of the songs in the present series of posts would remain within the bounds of these songs.

For the ease of reference, we may refer to the Best Songs of 1950 – Memorable Songs and Special Songs, created by copying the relevant portions from the original post.

So, every fourth day from now on, we will take a micro-view of various segments of The Best Songs of 1950.


Continued …….