Male-Male Duet Songs

While remaining an essential variant of the duets, male-male duets has neither been a popular format nor been an easy one to compose. In that respect 1949 has perhaps a very unique distinction of having a male-male and a female-female duet version in the same film.

Duniya Walo Mujhe Batao Kya Hai Sachcha Pyar – Balam 1949 – Mohammad Rafi with S D Batish – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

We have already taken note of the Female- Female Duet version of Lata Mangeshkar and Suraiya

Quite unusually, we have one more duet of Mohammad Rafi and S D Batish this year.

Har Aish Hai Duniya Mein Ameeron Ki – Kaneez – Mohammad Rafi, S D Batish – Ghulam Haider – Hasrat Lakhanavi

1949 has another distinction too in that it has two duets of Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh in the same year.

Jale Jalanewale Humko Jaise Mombatti – Chilman – Mohammed Rafi and Mukesh – Hanuman Prasad – P L Santoshi

Baat To Kuchch Bhi Nahin, Dil Hai Ke Bhar Aaya – Thes – Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh – Snehal (V G Bhatkar) – Kidar Sharma

Here are two more male-male duet songs for which the internet has not been to establish a digital link.

Dil Ki Basti Ajib Basti Hai – Bhool Bhulaiya – A R Ojha, Bhola – Bulo C Rani – Pandit Indra

Teri Juruva Lagegi Bholi,Ho Raja – Shoharat – Mohammad Rafi, Khan Mastana – Aziz (Hindavi) – Gulshan Jaman

Triads, Triads+

1949 has quite a large selection of triads or triad+ songs. It is generally seen that at least one of such songs also turns out to be a chart-buster. 1949 is no exception in this aspect.

Chhala De Teri Nishani Teri Maherbani– Bazaar – Mohammad Rafi, Satish Batra, Shamshad Begum – Shyam Sundar – Qamar Jalalabadi

Sharmane Haseeno Ko Aaya Hai Shabab Unka – Bholi – S D Batish, Chandu Shivdasani, Shamshad Begum – Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

(Soft link to the song has not been able to link it to the audio file.)

Haseeno Ki Adaye Bhi.. Yah Bhloi Suratwale – Char Din – Mohammad Rafi, S  D Batsih, Rajkumari – Shyam Sundar – Shakeel Badayuni

This song has another version too.

Haseeno Ki Adaye Bhi .. Yah Bholi Suratwale – Char Din – Iqbal, Johrabai Ambalewali, Lata Mangeshkar – Shyam Sundar – Shakeel Badayuni

Lara Lappa Lara Lappa Lai Rakhava- Ek Thi Ladki – Mohammad Rafi, G M Durrani, Lata Mangeshkar – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Hum Chale Door, Hum Chale Door, Dil Hua Choor.. Haiya Ho – Ek Thi Ladki – Mohammad Rafi, Satish Batra, Lata Mangeshkar, one unidentified singer – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Namasteji (2) Hamara Tumara Jeevan Beete Hansate Hansate Ji – Naach – Mohammad Rafi, Johrabai Ambalewali, Shamshad Begum – Husnalal Bhagatram – Nazim Panipati

Lab Pe Fariyaad Hai, Dil Barbaad Hai – Naach – Mohammad Rafi, Geeta Roy, Lata Mangeshkar – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulkraj Bhakari

Kyun Karata Maan Jawani Ka, Tu Ek Bulbula – Naach – Mohammad Rafi, Geeta Roy, Lata Mangeshkar – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulkraj Bhakari

Namamste (4) Pahale To Ho Gai Namaste – Patanga- Chitalkar, Mohammad Rafi, Mohantara, Shamshad Begum – C Ramchandra – Rajendra Krishna

Mere Ghar Aage Hai Do Do Galiya – Rimjhim –Kishore Kumar, Shamshad Begum – Khemchand Prakash – P L Santoshi

Mere Paas Aao Mere Bhole Sajanji – Roshni – Chitalkar, Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Kaliyon Mein Jawani Aayee Kaliyan Lagi Phoolane,Chikbam, Chikbam, Chikbam – Roshni – Mohammad Rafi, Chitalkar, Sshamshad Begum – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Hum Mast Dilon Ko Lekar Chali Masti Mein Chali Motor – Sunehare Din – Khan Mastana, GM Durrani, Shamshad Begum, Kalayani – Gyan Dutt – Shekhar M A

In the next episodes we will conclude the duets with My Top Choices.