The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [4]

Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948 have already spanned 1st, 2nd and 3rd episodes. Some of the solo songs have easily fallen into the Popular Solo Songs category too.

We now take up the concluding part of Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948.

Tere Bina Rasiya Mohay Chain Na Aaye – Rangeen Zamana – Pt. Govind Ram – Pt, Fani Khan

Jawani Na Aati Na Dil – Rangeen Zamana – Pt. Govind Ram – Pt, Fani Khan

Tere Bina Zindagi Mere Kis Kaam Ki– Suhaag Raat  – Snehal – Kedar Sharma

Mera Man Ban Phool Phoola Na Samaye Re – Veena – Anil Biswas – Narendra Sharma

Jawani Na Aati Dil Na Ham Lagate – Veena – Anil Biswas – Swami Ramanand

Yahi Tha Agar Vaada Mera Tumhaara – Veena – Anil Biswas – Swami Ramanand

Panchchi Aur Pardesi Dono Nahin Kisi Ke Meeta – Veena – Anil Biswas – Swami Ramanand

Dukhiya Bin Bhikharini Bansuriya Tujhe Pukarti Hai, Nirmohi Bansiwale – Veena – Anil Biswas – Prem Dahelvi

Chali Pee Ke Milan Ko Nan Than Ke Dulhan – Ziddi – Khemchand Prakash – Prem Dhawan

Ek Baat Kahun Ek Baat Kahun Tumse, Bura Na Manoge O Piya – Ziddi – Khemchand Prakash – Nakhab Jarachvi

We will take up Solo Songs of  Rajkumari for the year 1948 in our next episode.

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Fading Memories…. Unforgettable Songs: October, 2017

Shakila in Mohammad Rafi songs

Shakila [Born: Badshah Begum – January 1, 1935] the gorgeous, beautiful, and equally talented star of ‘50/’60s, would have attained long-cherished love of Hindi Film fans only for her performance in melodious numbers like Babuji Dheere Chalna, Neend Na Mujhko Aaye and Ae Mere Dil-e-Nadaan. Most of the public media carried fond obituary on her passing away on 20th September, 2017.

In a fairly long career, Shakila acted in over 50 films and had had acted with several top notch actors like Chandrashekhar, Shammi Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Manoj Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Sunil Dutt, Pradeep Kumar, Jairaj, Vijay Anand, Ajit and last but not the least, her most favorite co-artist/brother-in-law, Johnny Walker!

We dedicate our present episode to Shakila by bringing in her memories through Mohammad Rafi songs, in which she herself acted or is the focus of the song.

We have consciously avoided some songs, like Tum Poochhati Ho Ishq Bhala or Deewana Kahe Ke Aaj Mujhe Phir Pukariye or Sau Baar Janam Lengay or Zumati Hai Nazar Zumata Hai Pyar and the like, that remain very popular as much popular as the female songs filmed directly on her.

Here are some of the representative songs for the day:

Aye Saba Unse Kah Jara – Alibaba And 40 Chor (1954) –  With Asha Bhosle  – S N Tripathi, Chitragupt  – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

The co-star with Shakila is Mahipal. Rafi and Asha Bhosle are at their usual romantic, carefree best. S N Tripathi (and Chitragupt) have also fully blossomed up to demands of the situation of the song.

Jab Rup Hi Pyasa Hokar Yu, Chhup Chhup Ke Pani Peeyega , To Rup Ka Pyasa Jo Hoga , Wo Phir Kya Peekar Phir Jeeyega – Ratna Manjari (1955) – S N Tripathi – B D Mishra

Many commentators of that period have wondered about the motivation of Shakila to opt for the mythological type, normally dubbed as B or C class films, after the roaring success of Aar Paar. It was probably this choice that took Shakila’s career into an altogether a different orbit.

Janewale O Janewale, Janewale Khuda Ki Rahmato Ka Tujh Pe Saya – Haatimtaai (1956) – with Suman Kalyanpur – S N Tripathi – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

S N Tripathi had composed some wonderful tunes for seemingly obscure films. Hatimtaai was one such instance.

Duniya Ki Nazar Hai Buri Jhulfein Na Sanwara Karo – Agra Road (1957) – With Geeta Dutt – Roshan – Prem Dhawan

Shakila looks so stunningly beautiful that all that is said in the song about her seems to have been inspired indeed by her looks.

Ek Dil Hamare Pas Hai Nilam Karega, Fir Apne Ghar Me Baith Ke Aram Karega – Chaubees Ghante (1958) – With Asha Bhosle – Bipin Babul – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Rafi sounds typically Johnny-Walker-ish style in the delivery of the song. However, we have only audio of the song, so no way to know who had acted Mohammad Rafi’s playback on the film.

Qadam Qadam Pe Bahaare Lutata , Ye Kaun Aayaa Hai Aanchal Udata – Madam X.Y.Z. (1959) – With Lata Mangeshkar – Chitragupt – Prem Dhawan

One more obscure film, and one more obscure song – however music director and lyricists are well known name. Chitragupt probably still had not made his mark till then.

O Kali Topi Wale Zara Naam To Bataa -Kali Topi Lal Rumal (1959) – With Asha Bhosle – Chitragupt – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Much unlike Chitragupt tune! The tune, delivery by both Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle and that wonderful use of harmonica has made the song being instantly likable and capable of being etched into the memory. Shakila also looks stunningly beautiful.

Aji Ab Kehna Maan Jao Tum Hi Bade Main Chhoti – Baraat (1960) – With Geeta Dutt –- Chitragupt – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Chitragupt had profusely used, and that too to a very telling effect, Geeta Dutt in mid50s, before he switched over to Lata Mangeshkar during 60s.  He is credited with highest number of Rafi-Geeta Dutt duets. The song does seem to a shadow parody of Ye Lo Main Haari Piya (Aar Paar) and Achcha Jee Main Haari Chalo Maan Jaao (Kaala Paani).

Zalim Kahna Man Re Chaki Chal Ne Khakar Pan, Qatal Hum Ho Gaye Nainawali Tera Kya Gaya –  Baraat (1960) –  With Geeta Dutt

I am not able resist temptation of putting up one more song from the same film. But this a bhangra song, composed wholly and truly by Chitragupt. And Shakila looks really so beautiful that many youngsters would feel Qatal Hum Ho Gaye, then and even now.

Jab Ghadi Bole Char Gori Karake Singaar Chali Aana Us Paar – Gambler (1960) – With Suman Kalyanpur – Chitragupt – Prem Dhawan

We have one more of a very unlike-Chitragupt light song. Suman Kalyanpur pairing with Rafi this time….

Yeh Rang Na Chhutega Ulfat Ki Nishani Hai – With Asha Bhosle – China Town (1962) – Ravi – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Surprisingly, for many the song falls under the category of ‘not heard before’. The tune is so unlike Ravi, perhaps nearer to N Datta’s style, probably the effect for their association together as assistants to Hemant Kumar !

Hasino Se To Bas Sahab Salaam Door Se Achchi Na Inki Dosti Acchi Na Inki Dushmani Acchi  – Ustaadon Ke Ustad (1963) – Ravi  – Asad Bhopali

We have one more unlikely song – a pure chhed chaad song, which Pradip Kumar seems to carry relatively easily. And even as the song is for a very mischievous mood, it is quite soft as a tune to our ears.

Tunak Tun Tun Bole Jiya  Mera Dil Kho Gaya Hai, Diwana Ho Gaya Hai -Khahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye (1963) – with Lata Mangeshkar – Kalayanji Anandji – Qamar Jalalabadi

This time we have a fastpaced, a bit loud, duet.

Sang Sang Rahenge Tumhaare Ji Huzoor – Mulzim (1963) – With Asha Bhosle – Ravi – Shakeel Badayuni

Ravi’s comfort with Mohammad Rafi is so clearly visible the way the song is composed.

Here is its sad version, a solo by Mohammad Rafi

We will continue our search for Unforgettable Songs that seem to Fading away from our Memories every second Sunday of the month……..

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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [3]

We continue our micro view of Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948 in this episode too.

O Ab Ghar Aa Ja Aa Ja Re Pardesi Balam – Nao – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok

Meri Kahani Sun Ja O Jaanewale O Jaanewale – Nao – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok

Muhabbat Mein Dil Ki Khushi – O Jaanewale – Ali Hussain Moradabadi – Kaif Mustafa

Piya Nahi Aaye Mohe – O Jaanewale – Pankaj Mallik

Masti Bahar Ne Mastana Kar Diya – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Zamana Beeta Jaaye Haaye Sajan Kab Aaoge – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Khushi Jab Rooth Jaati Hai….Nazar Pher Kar Dil Pe – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Sawan Ki Ghata Chhaayee Jhar Jhumake Gaa Le – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Aye Shaam Ke Taare Tum Unse Yeh Kahana – Rehnuma – Dhumi Khan – Dhumi Khan

Aye Badshah-e-Ali Aye Do Jahan Ke Vali – Rehnuma – Dhumi Khan – Habib Sarhadi

The song for which I have not been able to locate the soft link:

Is Dukhiya Bharat Mata Ke Tum Poot Kahlate Ho – Raees – Monohar Arora – Qaisar Sawai

We will take up the concluding part of Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948 in the next episode.

The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [2]

Last week we listened to 1st part of 1948’s solo songs of Shamshad Begum. This week we listen to the Part Two.

Popular solo songs

Mohan Ki Muraliya Baaje Sun Thes Jiya Paae Re – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Taqdeer Bani Ban Kar Bigadi, Kismat Ne Hamein Barbaad Kiya – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Dharati Ko Aakash Pukare  Aa Ja Aa Ja Prem Dware – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

its Duet version with Mukesh –

Pardesh Balam Tum Jaaoge Kaho Mere Kasam Kab Aaoge – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Garibon Pe Jo Hoti Hai….Gham Ka Fasana Kisako Sunaun – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Other Solo Songs

Waah Ri Duniya Waah Re Zamane Apane Ho Gaye Begane – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi

Aaj Ik Jugnu… Chamka Mere Jeevan Ke Andhiyare Mein – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi

Aai Piya Ke Desh Dulhaniya…. Sambhalo Sambhalo Pag Dharati Aaj – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi

Bhaiya Mora Alabela O Bhabhi Dil Ko Sambhalana – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi

Haar Gayee Neha Lagae Na Aaye Piya, Badal Gharaze Jhoom Jhoom Ke – Kajal – Ghulam Mohammad –

Badi Badi Paati Likhwaia, Mera Nanha Man – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Lafjhon Ko Rok Liya Par Aah Ko – Mitti Ke Khilone – Hansraj Behl – B R Sharma

Bhool Gaye Kyon Rooth Gaye Kyon – Mitti Ke Khilone – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Ghar Yun Hi Satana Tha Pahele Hi Bata Dete – Mitti Ke Khilone – Hansraj Behl – B R Sharma

Pyar Kiya Tab Jaana Ho Jaana Re – Mitti Ke Khilone – Bulo C Rani – B R Sharma

Dil Se Tera Khayal Na Jaae To Kya Kare – Mitti Ke Khilone – Bulo C Rani – B R Sharma

The songs for which I could not locate the soft links:

  • Lage Na Mora Jiya Aao Na Balma – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi
  • Tu Le Chal Mujhko Apane Saath – Hip Hip Hurray – Pt. Hanuman Prasad – H S Nepali
  • Hamein Bhi Koi Yaad Karata To Kitana Achcha Hota – – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

We will continue with Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs next week too…….

 

The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [1]

In terms of range of music directors, nature of songs and ranking on the commercial success, solo songs of Geeta Roy also seem to follow the pattern that of solo songs of Shamshad Begum seems to follow. However, Shamshad Begum was probably more established by 1948 and can be considered to be one of those female playback singers of vintage era who has a very firm footprint in the golden era as well.

However, before we draw any inference, let us first listen to the representative songs.

[1]

We have listened to the solo songs of 1948 of two of the other- Lata-Mangeshkar female playback singers – Suraiya and Geeta Roy. We will now listen to the third one – Shamshad Begum – who also spanned quite prominent presence into transition phase of the end of vintage era and the beginning of the golden era.

Kahe Koyal Shor Machaye Re, Mohe Apna Koi Yaad Aaye Re – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi

Dil Toot Gaya Jee Chhoot Gaya Kismat Ne Mita Kar Rakh Diya – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi

Na Aankhon Mein Aansoo Na Hothon Pe Haaye – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi

More Aangan Balam Ka Murgha Bole – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Majanu Bane Hai…Dil Mein Rahate Hai – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Nakshab Jarachavi

Mohabbat Mein Yeh Akhari Sadama Uthana Hai – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Nakshab Jarachavi

More Raja Mujhe Le Chal …..Ham Ko Bhi Bithana Babu –Actress – Shyam Sundar – P L Snatoshi

Nazar Mil Gayee Jane Kisaki Nazar Se – Anokhi Ada – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Aaj Kahan Jaa Ke.. O Aaj Kahan Jaa Ke Nazar Takaryi – Anokhi Ada – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Haal-e-Dil Kisa Ko Sunaun,  Razadan Koi Nahi Mera, Maherban Nahi Koi Mera –  Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Kaise Aankhon Se Chhupa Ke, Aa Gaye Tum Dil Mein – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Mere Hothon Par Hansi Hai Aajkal – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Phir Mere Dil Mein Woh Aane Lage, Ha Ha Jaane Lage– Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Fariyaad Meri Sun Le O Aasmaanwale – Ghar Ki Izzat – Pt. Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Baali Umar Piya More More More Jiyara Na Lage Jab Se Dekha Hai Tumhe – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar – Ram Murty

Aayee Sawan Ki Rut Hamar Dagamag Dole Jiya – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar 0 Ram Murty

Bahutero Samjaayo Ri Laakhan Baar Baar – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar – Ram Murty

I could not locate a soft audio or video version of the songs:

O Door Base More Saajana, Paas Chale Aa – Ek Aur Aurat – Gopen Mallik, Harbakhsh Singh – B R Sharma

We will continue with second batch of Shamshad Begum’s Solo songs of 1948 in our next episode.

The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Geeta Roy [3]

The third part of the solo songs of Geeta Roy for 1948 follows the same pattern as the one observed in earlier part [1] and [2], i.e. I do not have any song that I recollect ever having heard earlier. The songs in this part certainly bear the trade mark Geeta Roy singing. I am so happy that I did get to listen to these songs.

Sun-Sun Ri Bulbul Diwani Aaj Suni Hai Maine Chhupkar – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Aai Hun Tere Dwar Pe Tujhhko Pukarane – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Raakhi Ka Mausam Aaya Re, Banjare Raakhi Bandh Le – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Meethi Baaten Suna Ke Lubha Ke Koi Haye Dil Le Gaya – Lal Dupatta – Gyan Dutt – Munshi Shams

Bhala Ho Tera O Rula Denewale – Lal Dupatta – Gyan Dutt – Munshi Shams

Main To Rah Gayee Aaj Akeli Re, Mera Koi Nahi – Majboor – Ghulam Haider – Nazim Panipati

Kuchch Bole Ae Do Akhiyaan – Meri Bhabhi – R A Paijankar – Gulshan Jalalabadi

Hum Bhi Jiye Tum Bhi – Meri Bhabhi – R A Paijankar – Gulshan Jalalabadi

Ro Ro Ke Sunate Hain Jo Ham Apana Fasana – Meri Kahani – Datta Koregaonkar – Zia Sarhadi

Sun Le Meri Kahani Ujhadi Hui Jawani – Meri Kahani – Datta Koregaonkar –Zia Sarhadi

Aata Hai Jindagi Mein– Meri Kahani – Datta Koregaonkar –Zia Sarhadi

Mora Jiya Nahin Bas Mein Mora Jiya Nahin Bas Mein – Padmini – Ghulam Haider – Wali Sahab

More Angana Kaga Na Bole – Padmini – Ghulam Haider –Wali Sahab

Aa Jaa Bedardi Balama Ko Ro Ro Pukare – Shaheed – Ghulam Haider – Raja MeNhadi Ali Khan

Nazar Se Mili Hai Nazar Pahle-Pahle – Toote Tare – Shaukat Ali (Nashad)

Armaan Bhare Dil Ko – Toote Tare – Shaukat Ali Nashad

I have not been able to locate soft links to these songs:

Bina Paron Ka Ek Panchchi Udata Dole – Jeene Do – D V Gadkar- Shevan Rizvi

Ham Unko Dekhanewale, Aye Chand Tujhe Kya Dekhen – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Tore Angana Beech Khada Biran Tora Tujhko Pukare – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Paigam Garibon Ka De Do Jamane Ko –  Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

We will take up Solo Songs of Shamshad Begum in our next episodes of the current The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY

Fading Memories…. Unforgettable Songs : September, 2017

(Shankar-) Jaikishan and Hasrat Jaipuri’s Songs Fading From the Memory

Septmber happens to be the month of death anniversaries of Jaikishan [Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, 4 November 1929 – 12 September 1971] and Hasrat Jaipuri [Iqbal Hussain, April 15, 1922 – September 17, 1999].

Shankar Jaikishan and Shailendra- Hasrat Jaipuri are always spoken in one breath. However, it is said that Jaikishan would normally compose the song that Hasrat Jaipuri would write. There should be n-number of songs of this combination that were loved then, and are loved now too. That has germinated the idea for today’s post – let us bring back, from our Fading Memories, Hasrat Jaipuri’s songs that (Shankar) Jaikishan had composed.. I spanned 14 of SJ-composed films and some HJ-penned 67 songs, in the descending chronological order. Out of these, here are 15 (S)J-HJ songs for which I could not recollect the respective tune when I read the title of the song. Thus there is a personal, yet unintentional, bias in the selection of the songs.

Interestingly, we see a fair predominance of Lata Mangeshkar in this limited collection of 13 songs, covering the period from 1949 to 1953. That, in a way seems to reflect SJ’s marked inclination towards for Lata, among all other female playback singers of that time. It must, however, be recorded here that in comparison to total number of SJ-Lata songs in these 14 films, the numbers that appear is not of significant proportion.

The 14th song is our traditional end-of-the-post-song, a Mohammad Rafi Song. Incidentally, this was the only Rafi song of the 67 that I had ran through before hitting upon a (Shanker)Jaikishan-Hasrat- Rafi song, of course, not considering Main Zindagi Mein Hardam Rota Hi Raha Hun from Barsat.

Here are the songs for the day:

Prem Nagar Mein Basnewalon, Apni Jeet Par Hasnewalon – Barsat 1949 – Lata Mangeshkar

In the standard format of a Hindi song, technically this may not be called a song. However, creative directors like Raj Kapoor very often used the audiovisual effect of a song like recitation to tellingly convey the intent of a situation. Such a demand of the director would pose a great creative challenge to the lyricist and the music director. In this particular instance HJ and Jaikishan have lived up to the challenge. Use of silhouette shots by the cinematographer Jal Mistry adds to the surreal effect.

Khushi To Qaid Mein Hai…Rota Hai Mera Dil Kisko Pukarun Kya Karun – Badal (1951) – Lata Mangeshkar

The song starts on a high-note-prelude-couplet (Sakhi), which was to become one of the signature styles of SJ compositions. The song is filmed on a budding beuty – Madhubala.

Jiyennge Jab Tak Talak Hum Unki Yaad Aayegi…Maine Kya Kiya, Sitam  Ye Maine Kya Kiya – Kali Ghata (1951) – Lata Mangeshkar.

The song follows quite difficult composition, but the result is quite mellifluous.

Tumko Apni Zindagi Ka Aasra Samje The Ham… Dil Bequar Hai Mera Dil Bequarar Hai -Nagina (1951) – CH Atma

SJ have experimented with CH Atma’s voice as playback of Nazir Khan.

O Pyar Bhari In Aankhon Ne.. Aaja Tujhko Yaad Kiya – Parbat (1952) – Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Roy

SJ have not used Geeta Dutt as much others in the same period. However, this Lata-Geeta duet has picked up nuances of the vocal chords of both singers. Several pieces of orchestration manifest Jaikishan’s virtuosity of using different instruments quite imaginatively.

Ab To Aa Jao Balam..Furkat Ke Maare Ro Diye –Poonam (1952) – Lata Mangeshkar

Each stanza begins on high-scales with interlude orchestration using ensemble of violins. The song is filmed on Kamini Kaushal.

Apne Bimar-e-Gam Ko Dekh Le, Ho Sake To Aa Ke Dekh Le….Aaja Re Ab Mera Dil Pukara – Aah (1953) – Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar

Here is a song which was quite popular then, and is now. The reason we have included in this post is the tellingly innovative use of the song in the narrative of the film. The original song is the manifestation of the condition of the loving couple who are getting separated by a queer turn of the circumstances – the hero going away on a long-drawn cure of what was considered near fatal TB to a faraway sanatorium.

The second version is set to a situation where the hero wants go back and meet his beloved, as promised, probably before his life comes to an inevitable end. The version begins from the stanza with which the first version had ended. Lata Mangeshkar joins in Alaap that signals the nearing reunion,

The film track has third version too – Janaaza Dekhne Mera Nikal Aaye…..Aaja Re Ab Mera Dil Pukara. Unfortunately we do not have its separate video clip.

Humko Chhedta Hai Dil,… Kaun Jaane Kya Hua, Tumne Baat Baat Meing Kya Jaadu Kar Diya – Aas (1953) – Lata Mangeshkar

Here is a happy mood song wherein rhythm-supporting bass has been used in the subdued manner. Note a short sweet opening prelude.

Aaj Ki Raat Kabhi Khatm  Na Hone Aaye…. Wo Aayenge Khushi Bankar, Baharein Saath Laayenge, Mere Ghar Mein Muhabbat Ke Nazaren Muskarayenge – Aurat (1953) – Lata Mangeshkar

For a change, we have a fast-paced song of a bubbling, happy mood.

Taaron Ko Dil Ki Baat Sunai Tamam Raat…Main Bahron Ki Natkhat Raani, Saari Duniya Mujh Pe Hai Diwani – Boot Polish (1953) – Asha Bhosle

The song has deployed a very rich orchestra for interlude, with sweet pieces of flute thrown in for support. Boot Polish must rank as one of those rare films wherein SJ have not used Lata in any song, solely on the merits of the demands of the film’s narrative! (Absence of Lata in films like Suraj or Mera Naam Joker was on account of very specific differences.)

The song is filmed on Chand Burke.

Hum Unke Paas Aate Hain Wo Ham Se Door Jaate Hain, Tadapkar Dastaan Apni Baharon Ko Sunate Hain – Naya Ghar (1953) – Talat Mahmood

SJ have used Talat Mahmood’s voice so naturally in all the songs where they came together, while retaining their musical style. We have here so sweet gem of Talat Mahmood that my heart pains to put under the omnibus category of Fading Memory songs.

Chamke Bijuriya Garje Megh Mat Ja Re Balam Pardesava – Shikast (1953) – Asha Bhosle, chorus)

SJ have used Asha Bhosle to so sweet effect in this song.

Jaage Mera Dil Soye Zamana – Badshah (1954) – Aparesh Lahiri

It appears to be very fitting to begin the end of this post with a song that is sung by a Bengali singer whose son made a big name in Hindi films in the 90s. The knowledgeable fans of Hindi Film Songs will have correctly guessed name of that 90s Lahiri – Bappi Lahiri.

Aparesh Lahiri and his wife Bansri Lahiri, of course, were famous Bengali singers and musicians in classical music. However, it must be to credit of SJ to have experimented to use Aparesh’s voice here.

Asides:

  1. SJ had used another well-known singer, Hemant Kumar, in the film for Rula Kar Chal Diye and Aa Neel Gagan Tale Pyar Ham Kare, penned by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri respectively. Both songs are immortal.
  2. ‘Badshah’ was adaptation of Victor Hugo’s very famous novel, Hunch Back of Notre Dame, written in French in 1831, on which a Hollywood film of the same name also has been made.

For our traditional end of a post with a Mohammad Rafi song, we have

Soch Na Manwa…Haye Gam Ke Maaro Ka Jamane Mein Koi Na Saath Dega – Pooja 1954

By now a well-established practice of beginning the song with short prelude-couplet comes with an innovative support orchestration of a piano piece – so typical of a Jaikishan touch.

We will continue our search for Unforgettable Songs that seem to Fading away from our Memories every second Sunday of the month……..

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