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Fading Memories…. Unforgettable Songs: March 2020

S N Tripathi: Unremembered music director of remembered songs: 1961 – 1968

S N Tripathi (a.k.a. Sri Nath Tripathi) – B: 14-3-1913 / D: 28-3-1988 – though primarily concentrated on music direction, he has several films to his credits as actor, director and scriptwriter. His active career spanned over five decades, form 1930s to ‘80s. Thus, he remained witness to changes in the tastes of the public and corresponding changes in the various elements of film making. His music always remained based on blend of classical and (Rajasthani) folk music styles. In spite of sky-soaring successes of his music, many of the B grade mythological films hit the box-office collection records. However, those successes were not enough to place him in the league of big-banner A grade films. His assistants Chitragupt and Datta Davjekar went on to become music composers as well.

We have been following the career of S N Tripathi, on this platform, every March since 2017. We have covered S N Tripathi’s unremembered songs

from 1941 to 1950 in 2017,

from 1951 to 1956 in 2018, and,

from 1957 to 1960 in 2019.

Presently, we would focus on selecting the songs from the films that he also directed, during the years 1961 to 1976. Even as we have cast our net wide enough to catch as many singers as possible, the songs of Mohammad Rafi are placed together, towards the end of the post.

Chhum Chhanana Chuum Chhanana Payaliya Boli – Amrit Manthan (1961) – Asha Bhosle – Lyrics: B D Mishra

S N Tripathi has used Asha Bhosle for this fast-paced dance song.

Gham Chhodo.. Ye Sare Jamane Ka – Piya Milan Ki Aas (1961) – Mubarak Begum – Lyrics: Bharat Vyas

Set to a flowing rhythm, Mubarak Begum comes up very sweetly in the mujra song.

Sakhi Kaise Dharun Main Dheer – Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1962) – Lata Mangeshkar – Lyrics: Shailendra

The composition remains truly melodious even though set to not-so-easy style.

A good many of songs, like Jhoomti Chali Hawa (Mukesh), Sapt Suran Teen Gram (Manna Dey) Sudh Bisar Gayi Aaj fromm the film (Sangeet Samrat Tansen had successfully reached masses and were approved by critics.

Badli Badli Duniya Hai Meri – Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1962) – Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar – Lyrics: Shailendra

This should rank as one of the front ranking Mahendra Kapoor song, wherein Mahendra Kappor starts on a high scale, but then slips into a lower scale with humming that follows. Each stanza also begins on higher notes, signifying the tinge of pain of separation and then song reverses to a pensive romantic mood.

The video clip includes second version of the song too.

Dirna Dirna .. Tan Di Dirana .. More Naina Laage Re Laaage Kisi Se Nain – Shiv Parvati (1962)- Geeta Dutt, Asha Bhosle – Lyrics: Shailendra

S N Tripathi has used damru, the preferred music instrument of Lord Shiv, and matched the scale of base rhythm instrument Tabla, to the same sound level in this fast-paced dance song.

Piya Milan Ko Janewali, Sambhal Sambhal Ke Chal – Dev Kanya (1963) – Amirbai Karnataki – Lyrics: B D Mishra

S N Tripath has suddenly conjured up Amirbai Karantaki’s vintage voice here.

Maane Na Maane Na Mora Bichhua Bole – Maharaja Vikram (1965) – Suman Kalyanpur – Lyrics: B D Mishra

Probably, in deference to the budget limitations of such B grade mythological film, S N Tripathi has chosen Suman Kalyanpur., without compromising any bit melody of the song.

Pyar Ke Pal Chhin Bite Hue Din, Ham To Na Bhule Tum Bhule Gaye – Kunwari (1966) – Talat Mahmood – Lyrics: Shailendra

Simple reading of the lyrics may not sound bells of recognition, but the moment one listens to the song, core Talat fans will easily recall the song. The second part of the clip has a twin Lata Mangeshkar version, presented as piano – party genre song.

Chandi Ka Gol Gol Chanda – Piya Milan Ki Aas (1961) – Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar – Lyrics: Bharat Vyas

If the song would have been filmed in a well-placed film, the song may have been far more popular then it probably became at that time.

Haay Chhal Kiya Tune Chhal Kiya – Piya Milan Ki Aas (1961) – Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar – Lyrics: Bharat Vyas

Here is another duet, set to very signature SN Tripathi style, that does not deserve to be consigned to a forgotten song category.

Deepak Jalao Jyoti Jagao – Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1962) – Mohammad Rafi – Lyrics: Shailendra

The song comes in for a very direct compassion with one of the most iconic K L Saigal songs, Diya Jalao Jagamag Jagmag (Tansen, 1943; Music director – Khemchand Prakash)

Muhammad Shah Rangeeley Re – Nadirshah (1968) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Mohammad Rafi, Lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri

S N Tripathi creates the majesty of a dance song played in the courts of Mughal Emperor.

Knowledgeable blog writers note that the song is credited to Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi in HFGK. As such the song must have been recorded afresh for the records.

S N Tripathi still has some more films like Lahu Pukarega (1968),  Sati Sulochana (1969), Naag Champa (1976) as director. He also continued to compose songs for films like Sati Sulochana (1969), Koi Ghulaam Nahin (1970), Shri Krishn Leela (1970), Veer Chhatrasaal (1971), Maha Shivratri (1972) , Naag Champa (1976). He remained active enough, in his mythological genre typecast till 1987, with a stray film here or there.

However, we would call here curtains to our memories of the unremembered music director of very remembered song.

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

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P.S. : S N Tripathi’s Unremembered Songs from 1941 to 1968 can be viewed / downloaded from one file by clicking on the hyperlink.

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Fading Memories…. Unforgettable Songs: March, 2019

S N Tripathi: Unremembered music director of remembered songs :1957 – 1960

S N Tripathi (a.k.a. Sri Nath Tripathi) – B: 14-3-1913 / D: 28-3-1988 – after having toiled in the initial years, broke the glass ceiling in 1957 by taking up the Top Post in Binaca Geetmala in 1957. The song was Zara Samne To Aa Challiye, Chhup Chhup Chhalane Mein Kya Raz Hai (Janam Janam Ke Phere). If it sounds not so astounding, look at what was the coemption like: Naya Daur, Hum Sab Chor Hain (OP Nayyar), Pyaasa, Nau Do Gyaarah, Funtoosh, Paying Guest (SD Burman), Miss Mary, Champakali (Hemant Kumar), Chori Chori, Begunah, Basant Bahar, New Delhi (Shankar-Jaikishen) and Asha (C Ramchandra).

The roaring success of songs from a mythlogical film Hatimtai (1956) – Pavardiagr-e – Alam Tera Hi Hai Sahara and Jhoomati Hai Nazar Jhuumata Hai Pyar, followed by Janam Janam Ke Phere did not really lift the position of S N Tripathi to the A-grade elites.  In an industry that thrives on its mercurial values, talent has never been a password for opening the vault of success, this has been the rule of averages that ruled the roost.

We have been following the career of S N Tripathi, on this platform, every March since 2017. We have covered S N Tripathi’s unremembered songs from 1941 to 1950 in 2017 and then, from 1951 to 1956 in 2018.  In this episode we will listen to S N Tripathi’s unremembered songs from the films that we may or may not remember for the years 1957 to 1960.

1957

S N Tripathi created music for all C – grade films, Khuda Ka Banda, Paristan, Ram Hanuman Yudhdh and Janam Janam Ke Phere in 1957. Of these, Janam Janam Ke Phere got fame because of Zara Samane To Aao Chaaliye (a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar duet)and Ye Hai Janam Janam Ke Phere.(a Mohammad Rafi and chorus title song).

We will listen to Tann Ke Tamboore Mein Do Saanson Ke Taar Bole Jay Radheshyam – Janam Janam Ke Phere, (1957)  – Manna Dey – Lyrics :Bharat Vyas

S N Tripathi has chosen Manna Dey for this bhajan-styled song. The song is set to a not-easy-to-sing tune, but Manna Dey easily does full justice.

Falak Bola Khuda Ke Noor Ka Mai Aashiyaana Hoon – Khuda Ka Banda (1957) – Mohammad Rafi – Lyrics: Shewan Rizvi

This is also a prayer song, so it is set to a qawwalli style tune. Qawwalli, in essence, is Sufi Islamic devotional songs.

Aside: The song seems to have been strongly influenced by a Nashad composition Badi Mushkil Se Dil Ki Beqaraari Ko Qaraar Aaya (Naghma, 1953, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics: Naqshab Jharavchi). This song has gone onto become one of Shamshad Begum’s all-time-great, whereas Khuda Ka Banda song has sunk into a bottomless pit, along with the film.

 

S N Tripathi did not compose music for any film in 1958.

1959

S N Tripathi composed music for Jagaa Daku, Pakshiraj, Kavi Kalidas and Rani Rupmati in the year 1959.

Kavi Kalidas had 10 songs. Of these, Unpar Kaun Kare Jee Vishwaas (Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar duet) and Shaam Bhayi Ghanshayam Na Aaye (Lata Mangeshkar solot) had become very popular. S N Tripathi has also directed this film. We will listen to Naye Naye Rango Se Likhati Dharati Nayi Kahani (Manna Dey- Lyrics: Bharat Vyas) from this film.

The song is filmed as the poet recounts the lyrics of his poem form the dream-like sequence running in his mind. The pensive depth and dreamy softness of Manna Dey’s voice fully convey the mood of the song.

The year 1959 had another period film, Rani Rupmati. AA Laut Ke Aa Ja Mere Meet (Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar’s solo twin versions), Baat Chalat Nayi Chnari Rang Dari (Mohammad Rafi, Pt. Krishnarao Chonkar classical duet), Ud Jaa Bhanwar Maayaa Ka Pinjara Tod Ke (A Manna Dey Claasic solo) are remembered as hugely popular songs. We have picked up Aankhon Mein Surma Dal Kar Jab Aayegi Dulhaniya (Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics: Bharat Vyas), for which an audio version is available.

There is a very short video version too, which confirms that song has been filmed in a mujra style in the film.

1960

The year 1960 also has mixed bag in so far as popularity of the songs is concerned. S N Tripathi composed music for Chandramukhi, Do Aadami, Laal Quilla, Rani Chandravati (UR),  Sinahldeep Ki Sundari. And Veer Durgadas.

Mukesh solo Nain Ka Chain Chura Kar Le Gayi (Chandramukhi), two of Mohammad Rafi’s all-time-great solos, Lagata Nahin Hai Dil Mera Ujade  Dayaar Mein and Na Kisi Ka Aankha Ka Noot Hoon (Laal Quilla) and A Rajasthani folk-styled Lata Mangeshkar – Mukesh duet Thaane Kaajaraiyo Bana Loon (Veer Durgadas) remain very high landmarks of S N Tripathi’s career.

Chaandni Jhilmil Kare Taaron Bhari Ye Raat Hai – Chandramukhi (1960) – Sudha Malhotra, Lata Mangeshkar – Lyrics-Bharat Vyas

The suet song has been creatively used to manifest two opposing moods. Sudha Malhotra sings to an ebullient dancing mood to which Lata Mangeshkar reflects in a mood of pathos/

Piye Jaa Jaam e Ulfat Zindagi Mushqil Se Milti Hai -Veer Durgadas(1960) – Sudha Malhotra, Mubarak Begam – Lyrics-Bharat Vyas

This is a traditional courtesan dance wherein two courtesans try to please the king.

To explore the depth of variety in S N Tripathi’s compositions we have picked up two more songs from not-so-known films of 1960:

Bheegi Bheegi Mehki Mehki Raat Hai – Do Aadmi (1960)  – Geeta Dutt – Lyrics-Prem Dhawan

The song is set to a playful Mid-west-Asian tune. S N Tripathi has used five different female playback singers for five songs in the film. This song has Geeta Dutt, possibly because this  a song of seduction.

Ho Beenwaale Teen Sur Tere Been Ke Le Gaye Dil Mera Chheen Ke – Sinhaldweep ki Sundari (1960) – Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh – Lyrics: Bharat Vyas

What would have been the context in which this song which has a pungi / been and a beenwala in the center is not known, but the song does have a distinct folk effect in the composition.

We have picked one more song from the year 1957 and two from 1960 that fits into our tradition of ending each of the episode with Mohammad Rafi Song.

Dunia Mein Sab Kuch Paisa Hai Sab Paise Hi Ka Jalwa Hai – Khuda Ka Banda (1957) – with Amirbai Karnataki – Lyrics: Shewan Jarvchi

The official records do not positively confirm that singers are Mohammad Rafi and Amirbai, so I have relied on the information available with the uploaded version.

Nadi Kinare Koi Pukare … Pas Hamare Aa – Chandramukhi (1960) – with Geeta Dutt – Lyrics: Nharat Vyas

This is a beautiful folk-tune based duet, which I have heard for the first time.

San Sanan San San Sanan Chale Pawan, Jan Janana Jan Janana Zoome Pawan – Chandramukhi (1960)  – with Suman Kalyanpur– Lyrics: Bharat Vyas

I remember the song from my radio-listening days.

We will end our present episode here, to continue with listening to some more of unremembered songs of S N Tripathi next this month.

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

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Fading Memories…. Unforgettable Songs: March, 2018

S N Tripathi: Unremembered music director of remembered songs:: 1951 – 1956

Many of the 50s-60s generation fans of Hindi Film Music would agree with me that S N Tripathi (14 March, 1913 – 28 March, 1988) is not all that unremembered music director as the title suggests. The fact that, in his fairly eventful career, he composed songs for over 250 films, acted in around 200 films, wrote screenplays for 37 films and directed 39 films as well. His being remembered as music director of B/C grade mythological / historical films may also be statistically correct. What is perhaps not being remembered is that the quality of the music that he always presented never was governed by the (so-called) classification of the film. He did extract the best from the singers, whatever may the budget or the story of the film.  In fact many of his most remembered songs were from these class of films only.

It is also true that there are more songs that have slipped back into the memory of his fans then the ones that re universally remembered now. So, we try to bring up those unremembered songs on one page.

We had covered some songs from 1941 to1950 in our March, 2017 issue. Presently, we will cover his films from 1951 to 1956. We have aimed to cast our net as wide as possible in so far as the range of playback singers in selecting the songs from the films of this period.

Kyun Rooth Gaye Mujhse – Hanuman Paataal Vijay (1951) – Geeta Dutt, – Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri (to the best available records)

The song easily establishes S N Tripathi’s handling of nuances of various playback singers so well.

BTW, this is the films which would take credit for S N Tripathi playing Hanuman for the first time.

Aaj Achanak Jaag Uthe Kyu In Hotho Par Geet,
Shayad Man Me Jaag Uthi Hai Chanachal Pankh Aur Preet,
Kaise Jaan Gayi Ye Akhiyan Sharmane Ki Reet,
Dheere Dheere Gori Tera Bachpan Raha Hai Beet – Laxmi Narayan  (1951) – Geeta Dutt, Sulochana Kadam, Chorus – Lyrics: B D Mishra

Observe the subtle difference between the singing styles of Geeta Dutt for Meena Kuamri and Sulochana Kadam for her friends. That is the S Ntrpathi’s knack of enlivening the spirit of lyrics of the song. The song has Meena Kumari truly on the threshold of adolescent-youth gateway..

Hai Mera Naam Ramzani – Alibaba Aur Jadui Chirag (1952) – Chitragupta, Shamshad Begum – Lyrics: Shyam Hindi

S N Tripathi seems to have done a large number of ‘Alibaba’ genre films, as did his the then assistant in ‘Sindbad’ series of films.

Chhaai Birhaa Ki Raat Moraa Tadpe Jiyaa, Mose Ruthe Piyaa Koi Man Kaa Sahara Nahi – Nav Durga (1953) – Geeta Dutt – Lyrics: Anjum Jaipuri (To the best available records).

This one can be easily classified as well-remembered song, once you hear the song,

Dekhoji Chand Nikla Picche Khajoor Ke, Basare Ki Hoor Naache Aage Huzoor Ke – Alibaba Aur Chalis Chor (1954) – Asha Bhosle – Lyrics: Raja Mahmedi Ali khan

The songs is all set to recreate the atmosphere of the mid-West Asia era.

Zara Thaharo Mai Haal-e-dil Suna Lun Phir Chale Jana – Inaam (1955) – Suraiya – Lyrics:  Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

The film has one song composed by Sarasvati Devi, with whom S N Tripathi commenced his career in Hindi Film Music world, in 1935.

1956 has as many as 5 films for which S N Tripathi composed music.

Mehfil Me Kaisi Chham Chham, Kiska Hain Ye Tarana, O Bekhabar Tere Siwa Sare Jahan Ne Jana – Dilli Darabar (1956) – Lata Mangeshkar – Lyrics: Shailendra

The songs of the film have been shared between Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. It would be interesting to find out how many times this would have happened if the music direction was other than that of Shanker- Jaikishan!

Nakhre Karti Darti Nakhre Karti Darti Gayi Thi Main Bazaar – Hatimtai (1956) – Mister Sheikh – Lyrics:  Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

The title of the film – “Hatimtai”- may not come to memory of many, but the songs Pavardiagr-e – Alam Tera Hi Hai Sahara and Jhoomati Hai Nazar Jhuumata Hai Pyar would be a matter of instant recall for most of us.

It is said that Nizam of Hyderabad was so taken in by the prayer Parwardigar-e-Alam that he got that reel re-run 14 times when the film was screened for the first time in Hyderabad.

The song that we have selected presents the locale of film’s story in lighter vein.

Dar Kya Hai Toofaan Ka, Leke Naam Bhagwaan Ka, Daanv Lagaa De Jaan Ka – Panna (1956 ) – Suman Kalyanpur, Mohammad Rafi – Lyrics: B D Mishra

The composition and the orchestration leave no doubt that this is a motivational marching song.

Tere Sang Preet Kiye Bada Dukh Hoye – Rajrani Meera (1956) – Lata Mangeshkar – B D Mishra

Set to same Raag Bhairavi, there is another Meera Bhajan: Jo Tum Choodo Piya which is set to different metre, scale and rhythm in Janak Janak Payal Baaje, Meera and Silsila

Vo Dekho Udhar Chand Nikla Gagan Me, Idhar Aa Gayi Chandni Muskurati, Baharo Ki Rangeen Ye Muskurahat, Dilo Mein Umango Ki Duniya Basati – Roop Kumari (1956) – Manna Dey, Geeta Dutt  –  Lyrics: B D Mishra

S N Tripathi seems to have adopted an altogether different approach for this romantic duet. Listen to the subtle use of waltz rhythm as a base to which the song is set.

To end our episode with a Muhammad Rafi song would not have been difficult because S N Tripathi has used Mohammad Rafi in varying situation in his films. Interestingly, we have a song that is quite unique:

Jab Rup Hi Pyasa Hokar Yu, Cchhup Chhup Ke Pani Peeyega, To Rup Ka Pyasa Jo Hoga Wo Phir Kya Peekar Phir Jeeyega – Ratnamanjari (1955) – Mohammad Rafi – Lyrics: B D MishraAn eve-teasing song that is presented in a serene style!

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

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Fading Memories…. Unforgettable Songs: March, 2017

S N Tripathi: Unremembered music director of remembered songs

There would hardly be anyone who may need reminding these songs:

But, perhaps it may need some recalling that these songs were by composed by S N (Shree Nath) Tripathi . That is because, ironically even as the songs are remembered, the films have faded out of memories. So, s-n-tripathiperhaps the name of S N Tripathi -14 March 1913 | 28 March 1988 – who has composed music for almost 250 films, he also acted in some 200 films, directed 39 films and even written screenplays for around 37 films. The destiny in its own weird wisdom chose to keep S N Tripathi in the fringe orbits of the Hindi Film Music world.

He joined the film world as a violinist in 1936. He then was appointed assistant to Sarswati Devi. The first song that he sang was Ae Re Daiya Lachak Lachak Chalo (Jeevan Naiya, 1936) for Ashok Kumar on the screen. This, incidentally, was the maiden film of Ashok Kumar too. S N Tripathi’s maiden film as a music director was Chandan(1936). The film, unfortunately, was released in 1941 only.

Nanha Sa Dil Deti Hoon – Chandan(1941) -Rajkumari, SN Tripathi  – Lyrics: Pt. Indra Chandra

For our present episode we will explore some of the S N Tripathi’s songs up to 1950.

The first film that is said to have given recognition to S N Tripathi was Panghat (1943).

Panghat Ke Ghaayalon Ka Panght Hi Thikana – Panghat (1943) – S N Tripathi – Lyrics: Pt. Indra Chandra

Here is the song that itself should have settled any and all debates about S N Tripathi’s versatility. He has acted, sung and composed this very light ‘bath-room’ song, and done so with great flare and even greater finesse.

Aayi Baloonwaali Aayi Re – Aadhaar (1945) – Geeta Dutt and S N Tripathi – Lyrics: M A Razi

Geeta Dutt was just 14 when she sang this song.

Aise Na Hamein Chhedo, Aise Na Satao, Kuchch Sun Lo Hamari – Ramayani (1945)  –  Rajkumari, Pahari Sanyal –

HFGK has not specified the singers. From the star cast of the film we can deduce that Rajkumari ought to have playedback for Nargis. The film was a social drama. Listening Rajkumari in a very light romantic song is great pleasure.

Laaj Bhare… In Nainan MeinAdhik Sudha Bharo Na.. – Uttara Abhimanyu (1946) – Ashok Kumar – Lyrics:  Roopdas, Saraswati Kumar Deepak (?)

Ashok Kumar association with S N Tripathi seems to bond very strongly. It is said that it was SN Tripathi who trained the novice voices of Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani for the song “Mein Ban Ki Chidiya Ban Ke Ban Ban Doloon Re for ‘Achhoot Kanyaa’ in 1936 under the baton of Saraswati Devi. The present song can also be considered as unique. HFGK records that this song is a pure playback by Ashok Kumar, possibly for Shahu Modak on the screen,.

Sola Singaar Main Sajaaungi.. Piya Ko Rijhaaungi – Panihari (1946) – Shanta Apte – Lyrics: Pt. Indra, Rammurty, Brajendra Gaud (?)

The poster of the film loudly proclaims: “Here she is ! New Shanta in a gay romance!” This song perhaps aptly translates the intention…..

Beet Chali Barkha Rut Site, Sudh Na Mili Tumhaari – Shree Ram Bhakta Hanuman (1948) – Mukesh – Lyrics: B D Mishra

We now seem to see an inadvertent, but unfortunate type-casting of S N Tripathi into mythological films. So was the hero who sings the song on the screen – Trilok Kapoor, who incidentally is the younger brother of Prithviraj Kapoor. Additionally, S N Tripathi also got cast into roles of Hanumaan as well!

Aao Sakhi Mangal Gao Ki Subh Din Aaye Re – Veer Ghatotkach (1949) – Saroj, Shanti Sharma – Lyrics: Ramesh Joshi

Here is playful song, filmed on a very young Meena Kumari.

Ashok Kumar or Meena Kumari did not get typed into mythological B class films, but S N Tripathi did !

Ek Naya Sanasaar Sajao, Aaj Khushi Ka Din Aaya – Veer Ghatotkach (1949)- Rohini Roy, Yahwant Bhatt and Chorus – Lyrics: Moti B. A.

Arun Kumar Deshmukh has narrated some of the history of one the singers – Yashwant Bhatt – of the song in this post.

1950 film Saudamini was a social film. The songs of the film were quite melodious and ought to have caught the attention of the fans at that time.But, perhaps not enough to turn the tide away from the mythology as afar as S N Tripathi was concerned.

Kaali Koyal Bole Matwali Koyal Bole Re – Saudamini (1950) – Mohan Tara Talpade – Lyrics: Anjum Pilibhiti

S N Tripathi has tried every possible trick to infuse variety into his songs in a social-theme film by selecting different playback singers.

Kaali Kaali Badli Chaayi Saawan Ki Ritu Aayi – Saudamini (1950) – Geeta Roy (Dutt)

Geeta Roy is at her usual vintage mellifluous self..

Kaali Ghata Hat Gayi Neel Gagan Mein Nikala Chand Hai – Saudamini (1950) – Chitragupt –

As the adequate information is not available, one may not be able to definitively state whether Chitragupt was assisting S N Tripathi for this film or not. In any case, however, the fact that S N Tripathi has experimented with Chitragupt’s voice speaks for his spirit of experimentation.

Dukh Dard Bhare Dil Ka Kahe Kisko Fasana – Saudamini (1950) – Uma Devi

For a sad song S N Tripathi has so effectively used voice of Uma Devi.

Jawani Chaand Salona Chamake Aur Choop Jaye – Saudamini (1950) – Mohammad Rafi, Zoharabai Ambalewali and chorus

Rafi commences first antara with a different beat than that of Mukhada before Zohra switches to the original tempo at the end of the anatara.

Surya Dev Dinesh Hey Mam Baar Baar Pranaam Ho -Shree Ganesh Mahima (1950)

Records do not amply state whether the song is also sang by S N Tripathi himself, which he certainly acts on the screen. The song is a rare prayer addressed to Surya, The Sun god.

We will end our present episode with the song that has the credit of being the first ever duet of Mohammad Rafi and Geeta Dutt, a wonderfully crafted song using chorus:

Jai Hind Yeh Hind Ki Kahniyan – Manasarovar (1946) – Lyrics: Saraswatikumar Deepak

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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