We continue the micro-view of Solo Songs of Geeta Roy in the second leg of Solo Songs of Female Playbacksingers for 1948. I had not been to classify any song in the Part 1 of Solo Songs of Geeta Roy as “Popular Song’. Almost the same pattern seems to emerge in this part as well, with one exception.
These songs belong to film Gunsundari, which was simultaneously made in Gujarti too. And the equivalent Gujari songs of the ones that have been presented here is the cause for that exception. I had EP record of these Gujarati songs purchased in 70s, and then when the age of internet dawned, I had located their Hindi Versions.
Nandiya Maare Boli Ke Baan, Balam Main Tumse Na Bolun – Gunsundari – Avinash Vyas – Pt. Indra
Its Gujarati version – Aaj Mari Nandiya Mahenu Maaryun –
Bhabhi O Bhabhi Badalo Thoda Thoda Rang –
Its Gujarati version: Have Thoda Thoda Tame Thoda Thoda Thao Varnagi O Bhabhi Tame Thoda thoda Thao Varnagi
Khoye Hue Ko Dhoondhe Prabhu– Gunsundari – Bulo C Rani –Pt. Indra
And its Gujarti version – Khovaya Ne Kholawa Prabhu– which was composed and written by Avinash Vyas
The two versions of the third song have been comopsed by two different composers as against the same composer in the case of the first two songs. That may perhaps totally different approach to the song compostion of the two versions of the third song.
Dil Bujha Jaata Hai Nashad Hua Jaat Hai – Heer Ranja – Varmaji, Sharmaji – Vali Sahab
Teri Zat Hai Akbari Saravari – Heer Ranjha
[This song has does not have the singer identified in HFGK. I have gone by the identification of the YT uploader.]
Dil Yun Yun Karata Hai Ki Dil Yun Yun Karata Hai – Heer Ranjha
[This song, too, has does not have the singer identified in HFGK. I have gone by the identification of the YT uploader.]
Chubh Gaye Naina Baan More Dil Mein – Hip Hip Hurray – Pt Hanuman Prasad – Moti B.A.
Maine Kya Tha Kiya Jo Bujha Ke Diya Mujhe Rote Andhere Mein – Hip Hip Hurray
[This song, too, not have the singer identified in HFGK. I have gone by the identification of the YT uploader.]
O Ban Ke Azad Panchhi Bhulja Madhuban Mein – Hua Savera – Gyan Dutt – Bhagvati Prasad Bajpeyi
More Man Mein Samaya Hai Pyar Ban Jaaye Koi Pyar Ki Bahaar Mein – Hua Savera – Gyan Dutt – Bhagvati Prasad Bajpeyi
Badalee Hava Khushi Ka Jamana Badal Gaya – Hua Savera – Gyan Dutt – Bhagvati Prasad Bajpeyi
O Ho Ho Jaan Liya Maine Maine Jaan Liya Unhe Pehchan Liya – Hua Savera – Gyan Dutt – Bhagvati Prasad Bajpeyi
Raghuvir Dindayal, Tum Ko Laaj Hamari – Jay Hanuman – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra
Mohe Raam Naam Dhun Laagi Jug-Jug Ki Preet Jagi – Jay Hanuman – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra
We will conclude the Solo Songs of Geeta Roy – Part  – in our next episode.
6 thoughts on “The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Geeta Roy ”
What an interesting article you have written, Ashokbhai! It is good to bring to light a film like Gunsundari (1948) in these days when the young Gujaratis tend to ignore the old Gujarati literature, film and music. Avinash Vyas pioneered “Gujarati sangeet” in those days.
Only an appreciator like you can mention Gyan Dutt and Bulo C rani! Who remembers such grwat composers today?
Great job, Ashok bhai!
Some how, Avinash bhai and Geeta ji had superb tuning, in Gujarati music.
“Raakh naa Ramakadaa” and “Taaleeo naa taale” had a magical influence on the Gujarati people.