We now take up the third leg – The Duets – of ‘Best songs of 1948: And the winners are?’. As per our Micro View Practice, we will cover this leg of the Micro View journey in three stages – Male-Female Duets, Male- Male Duets and Female-Female Duets.
The Male Female Duets
The male female duets have been accorded almost equal respect as that accorded to male or female solo songs. Many of the male female duets have been accepted as the benchmark milestones as are some male or female solo songs have been accepted as the benchmark milestones in the Hindi Film Music.
Duets of Mukesh
Mukesh has a fairly substantive presence in the Male-Female Duet space for 1948. In terms of numbers, he has far more duets with Shamshad Begum. His memorable duets with Shamshad Begum also are many. However, he has at least one memorable duet with almost all other female singers, too.
+ Lata Mangeshkar
Ab Darane Ki Koi Bat Nahi Angrezi Chhora Chala Gaya – Majboor – Ghulam Haider – Nazim Panipati
Ab Yaad Na Kar Bhool Ja Aye Dil Wo Fasana – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Shums Azimabadi
+ Shamshad Begum
Raat Ko Ji Chamake Taare Dekho Balam Mohe Akhiyan Maare – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Kaise Bataun Unse Dil Ko Pyar Kyun Hai – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Bhool Gaye Kyon Ke Deke Sahara Lootanewale Chain Hamara – Anokhi Ada – Nuashad – Shakeel Badayuni
Tere Naaz Uthane Ko Jee Chahata Hai – Grihashthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni
Dharati Ko Akash Pukare Aaja Aaja Prem Dware– Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni
Aayee Sawan Rutu Aayee Sajan Mora Dole Hai Man – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni
Main Bhawara Tu Phool Yah Din Mat Bhool – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni
Mera Dil Todanewale Mere Dil Ki Dua Lena – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni
O Jaanewale O Jaanewale Ham Ko Bhool Na Jaana – O Jaanewale – Ali Hussain Moradabadi – Kaif Mustafa
Sajanwa Premkahani … O Dheere Dheere Kahana – O Jaanewale – Ali Hussain Moradabadi – Kaif Mustafa
+ Geeta Roy
Raja Mohe Le Chal Tu Dilli Ki Sair Ko – Toote Tare – Shaukat Dahelvi (Nashad)
Rehate To Ab Har Ghadi Meri Najar Ke Samne – Toote Tare – Shaukat Dahelvi (Nashad)
+ Other Female Singers
Husn Bano + – Parawane O Parawane Tu Kya Jalana Jaane – Pardesi Maheman – Hansraj Behl – Pt. Indra
Raaj Kumari + – Ye Bura Kiya Jo Saaf Saaf Keh Diya – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma
Meena Kapoor + – Ab Yaad Na Kar Bhool Ja Aye Dil Wo Fasana – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Shums Azimabadi
Sitara (Kanpuri) + – Ek Teer Chalanewale Ne Dil Loot Liya – Pugree- Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni
Suraiya + –Laaye Khushi Ki Duniya Hansati Hui Jawani – Vidya – S D Burman – Anjum Pilibhiti
In our next episode, we will take up Micro View of Mohammad Rafi’s duets of 1948 with the female singers.