Till now, we have covered solo songs of G M Durrani + Talat Mahamood and Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers. In other words we have fully covered the fringe and are ready to move to the core.
We will take up Solo Songs of Mukesh in our present episode.
The songs that we have selected here fall in three broad categories.
The first one is the songs that were, and still have been exceedingly popular. These are:
Baharon Ne Jise Chheda Hai – Sunhere Din (1949) – Gyan Dutt
Hum aaj kahin dil kho baithe – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Tu kahe agar jeevan bhar – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Toote na dil toote na – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Jhoom jhoom ke nacho aaj – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
The other category is the songs that have been noteworthy, but could not attain the sustained popularity
Unki Gali Mein Aye Hum Kehdo Koi – Nazare – Bulo C Rani – Rajendra Krishna
Lut Gaya Din Raat Ka Araam Kyun – Lekh – Krishna Dayal – Qamar Jalalabadi
Rut Hai Suhani,Rut Hai Suhani – Thes – With Chorus – Snehal Bhatkar – Kidar Sharma
Bhaghwan Jo Tera Bhi Bhaghwan Koi Hota – Thes – Snehal Bhatkar – Kidar Sharma
Third one is the songs that were not released in the final version of the film. These are:
Kyun Pheri Nazar – Anokhi Ada – Naushad – Anjum Pilibhiti (Record No. 88034)
Sunaoun Kya Main Gham Apna – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri (Record No. 88035)
Ik Tu Ke Sar Utha Ke Chala – Monika- R S Banerji – (Record No. 35809)
[The film was never completed, so no censor certificate awarded. However, records were published.]
(The corrected information for these three songs is provided by Shri Harish Raghuvanshi.)
In our next and final episode(s) of Solo Male Songs of individual singers, for the year 1949, we will take up Solo Songs of Mohammed Raf.