The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – MY Top Music Director(s)

The theme poster of ‘Best songs of 1949: And the winners are?’ has six films, but five music directors. Naushad has two films there (Andaz and Dillagi), whereas four others Shanker Jaikishan, C Ramchandra, Khemchand Prakash and Husnlal Bhagatram have one each (Barsat, Patanga, Mahal and Bari Bahen respectively).

Naushad had huge contribution in the huge success of Andaz at the box office, mainly through the solos of Mukesh, with Lata Mangeshakar solos playing a fair measure of the support. This was the last monumental work that Naushad had had with Mukesh, till they worked again in Saathi, a good 19 years later.

Hum Aaj Kahi Dil Kho Baithe Yun Samajo Kisi Ke Ho Baithe

Shanker Jaikishan also had a lion’s share in box office success of Barsat, that went on to create a great Lata Mangeshkar wave. They also created the RK-SJ signature style of ending the films with a very unique style of the theme song of the film –

Barsat Mein, Ham Se Mile Tum Sajan Tumse Mile Ham

Here is the such first maiden final scene

Khemchand Praksh needed to have created only Ayega Aanewala, to find a very honorable emeritus mention in the annals of Hindi Film Music history.

Ek Teer Chala Dil Pe Laga

Husnlal Bhagatram, who too appear quite prominently in  Male Solos, Female Solos or even Duets  lists for 1949, certainly have to their credit some all-time outstanding solos of Suraiya (in Bari Bahen) this year.

Tum Mujhko Bhul Jao Ab Hum Na Mil Sakenge

Mere Piya Gaye Hai Rangoon is one of those non-traditional song among such other all-time chartbusters from the stable of C Ramchandra that one would hardly ever imagine that it is same CR would later on go on to give some of Lata’s or Talat’s all time greats.

Balam Tujhe Mera Salam

However if we go a step beyond the measure of box office success of both the film and the songs, we have at least a couple of more music directors who had excellent scores for 1949.

Gyan Dutt has Maine Dekhi Jag Ki Reet, Meet Sab Jhuthe Pad Gaye or Baharon Ne Jise Chheda Woh Saaz-e-Jawani Hai like evergreens for Sunhare Din.

Javani Ke Din Hai Yeh

S D Burman too had Quismat Mein Bichhadan Tha or Tu Mahalon Mein Rahanewali or Tumhare Liye Hue Badnam for Shabnam.

Hum Kisko Sunaye Haal Ke Duniya Paise Ki

Shyam Sundar had had his own share in Lahore (Nazar Se Dur Jaanewale, Baharen Phir Bhi Aayegi Magar Hum Tum Juda Honge) and Bazaar (Apni Nazar Se Dur Woh Unki Nazar Se Dur Hum) or Char Din (Anjaam-e-Mohabbat Kuchh Bhi Nahin).

In fact the towering commercial success of Andaz had paled some other very good scores of Naushad. Dillagi songs like Leke Dil Chupke Se or Duniya Kya Jaane Mera Afsana or Char Din Ki Chandani Phir Se Andheri Raat Hai had quite an undeniable charm. So were Do Din Ke Bahar Pyare or Na Bol Pee Pee More Anagana Panchhi Ja Re Ja or Muhabbat Hamaree Jamana Hamara Tu Gaaye Aye Dil Tarana Hamara form the album of Dulari. Even relatively little less known Chandani Raat had gems like Chhaya Meri Ummeed Ki Duniya Mein Andhera or Aankh MilI Dil Chala Gaya or Do Din Ki Khushi Haye Do Din Ki Kushi Raaaz Na Aayi Kisiko.

1949 had so many other than Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Rafi great songs from such a wide cross section of Music Directors that no one may have ever imagined then that just by the turn of the decade this duo will overwhelmingly rule the Hindi Film Song world.

In the ultimate analysis that will remain the sole importance of the year 1949 in the history of Hind Film Music – a threshold that provided the escape velocity to Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi even when many other singers were so strong on their spheres.

SoY has presented a very comprehensive summary of all the discussions @ Best songs of 1949: Final Wrap Up 5. The detailed analysis leads to the conclusion that the Best Music director of 1949 goes to Naushad.

P.S.

I have compiled a meta write-up of my micro-view of the songs of 1949, in pdf form. Here is the link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_GJ0xhT0LUuamJWTlRoQUJiVUE

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The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – MY Top Duet Songs

I always have had a special inclination towards the duet songs. 1949 is the year which had a fairly large catch of the duets to listen to and quite a few have been in the all time favorites of not only my choice but probably of all listeners in general as well. As a result, I have moved along and have generously presented My Top choice duets.

Male – Female Duets

It is no surprise that Male Female duets dominate the overall choice among variants of the duets. However, the domination of duets of Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh is my limitation of taste and choice. In other words, these are the songs that I have been listening to far more frequently than the others. So my choice does reflect that bias.

Other Duets

The Female – Female duets and the solitary triad + song are more or less automatic choices, at least by application of their overall populariover all these years.

The choice of selecting The Best from these has worked out to be more difficult than I had imagined. So I propose a work around solution. I have picked up one duet each from those of Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and from the others.

We will conclude The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY in our next episode.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Duets – Male-Male Duet Songs AND Triads & Triads+

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.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Female Duets – Other Female-Female Duet Songs

Substantive share of Lata Mangeshkar+ songs in the Female Female duets category for the year 1949 also can be taken as one more indicator of her emergence as THE playback singer. Of course, she does share space with all other major (so-called) competing players in this category, which seems to have weighed in her favor.

So let us listen to the female female duets of singers other than Lata Mangeshkar.

Shamshad Begum +

Aa Javo Phir Meri Bigadi Ko Banane – Dada – with Surinder Kaur – Shaukat Haidari – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Meri Pyari Patang Chali Badal Ke Sang – Dillagi – with Uma Devi – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Chhak Chhak Chali Hamari Rail, Ye Hai Aage Ye Paani Ka Mail – Naach – with Geeta Roy – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulkraj Bhakri

Pyar Ke Jahan Ki Nirali Sarkar Hai – Patanga – With Lata Mangeshkar – C Ramchandra – Rajendra Krishna

Geeta Roy +

Hasrat Bhari Nazar Ko….O Pardesiya, O Rasiya – Dil Ki Basti – with Zohra Jaan – Ghulam Mohammad – Khumar Barabankvi

Badal Gir Aaye – Karwat – with Asha Bhosle – Hans Raj Behl – V N Madhok

Kheloge Kaun Sa Khel Mere Lal – Tara – with Premlata – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Mithai ki Dukan Dilli Ke Bazar – Tara – with Gandhari – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Johrabai Ambalewali +

Hai Kahani Preet Ki Itwaar Se Itwaar Tak – Daulat – with Lalita Deulkar – Hanuman Prasad –Qamar Jalalabadi

Chhoon Chhoon Ghunghariya Baje, Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi, Jawani Beet Jayegi  – Mahal – with Rajkumari – Khemchand Prakash – Nakshab Jarachavi

Suraiya +

Aye Dard-e-Mohabbat Tune Mujhe Badnam Kara Ke Chhoda – Singar – with Surinder Kaur – Khursheed Anwar– D N Madhok

Hamida Banu+

Aavo Sakhi Hum Gaye Tarana – Zevrat – with Shanta Kunwar – Hans Raj Behl – Habeeb Sarhadi

Here are a few songs for which soft links do not seem to be have been set up, as yet.

Aayee Hai, Woh Aayee Hai, Dekha Badariya Kali – Bholi – Shamshad Begum with Meena Kapoor – Pt. Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Sun O Jaanewale Rahi… In Mitti Ke Khilone Ka – Maa Ka Pyar – with Meena Kapoor – Pt. Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Yahan Naino Mein Pyar Dil Ko Qarar Kiya Lage Piya – Char Din – Shamshad Begum with Premlata – Shyam Sundar – Shakeel Badayuni

If anyone who has the song(s) may please either post it in the comments or upload the soft copy to me by e-mail.

In the next episode we will take up Male-Male Duets as well as Triads & Triads+ songs.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Female Duets of Lata Mangeshkar

We have covered duets of Mohammad Rafi   – with Lata Mangeshkarwith Suraiya and with Shamshad Begum, with Geeta Roy and with other female singers, Duets of Mukesh and then an omnibus Other Male Female duets for 1949 in the previous posts.

Today, we will cover Female Female duets for 1949.

Lata Mangeshkar +

Ahaha, Ahaha, Ao Chale Chale Wahan, Bolo Chale Chalen Kahan– Aaiye – with Mubarak Begum – Shaukat Haidari – Nakhshab Jarachavi

Dar Na Mohabbat Kar Le – Andaz – with Shamshad Begum – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Chup Chup Khade Ho Zaroor Koi Baat Hai – Badi Behan – With Premlata – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Duniyawalo Mujhe Batao Kya Hai Sachcha Pyar – Balam – With Suraiya – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalbadi

Interestingly, this song also has a Male-Male Version : Mohammad Rafi and S D Batish

Jara Sun Lo Hum Apne Pyar Ka Afsana Kahate Hai – Bazar – with Rajkumari – Shyam Sundar – Qamar Jalalabadi

Agre Ko Ghagharo Mangva De Raja – Laadli – with Ashalata- Anil Biswas – Nazeem Panipati

Chhota Sa Mandir Banaun Jay Jay Jay Prem Devata – Laadli – with Meena Kapoor – Anil Biswas – Chandrasekhar Pandey

Hum Jaani Re Jaani Re Hum Jaani Re – Sanwaria – with Geeta Dutt – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Chalo Ghunghat Mein Guiyan Chhupake Gajab Tore Naina – Sipahiya – with Geeta Roy – C Ramchandra – Rammurti Chaturvedi

We will take up other Female Female Duets in our next episode.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Female Duets – Other Male-Female Duet Songs

I had been able to enlist quite a representative songs from HFGK, covering a wide range of other well-known vintage female playback singers in duet with some equally known male playback singers to quite uncommon female playback singers with equally unknown male playback singers. A few songs had the music directors in the role of playback singers as well. However, in the ultimate analysis, I have been able to locate corresponding YT link for a very few of these songs, in which, at least, have one song lyricist also doubling up as playback singer too.

Ameerbai Karnataki +

Saiyan Se Bichchade Hai Ho More Ram – Chandani Raat – with Sadat – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Kyon Scent Lagaya Hai – Neki Aur Badi – with Feroze Dastur – Roshan – Kidar Sharma

Rajkumari +

Ram Kasam Main Ghoonghat Ka Pat Na Kholun – Bazaar – with Satish Batra – Shyam Sundar – Qamar Jalalabadi

Jamuna Tat Par Natvar Girdhar Shyam Bansuri Bajaye – Neki Aur Badi – with Feroze Dastur – Roshan – Kidar Sharma

Meena Kapoor +

Toot Gayee Man Ki Bina – Ananya – with J S Kashyap – Ram Prasad –J S Kashyap

Pyara Pyar Hai Sama, My Dear, Come to Me – Kamal – with Motilal – S D Burman – Raja Mehandi Ali Khan

Suprabha Sarkar+

Rangeen Baharen Hai, Yeh Rangeen Baharen – Samapatti – with Talat Mahmood – Timir Baran – Pt. Bhushan

Johrabai Ambalewali +

Tum Ek Nazar Dekh Chuke, Ek Nazar Aur– Daulat – with Sankar Dasgupta – Hanuman Prasad – Qamar Jalalabadi

In the next episodes we will take Female Female Duets of 1949.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Female Duets – Geeta Roy, Lata Mangeshkar, Suraiya with other male singers

For the year 1949, Male female duets with both the singers being equally prominent in the year has quite a comparative share with Male Female Duets in which one singer is dominant, but other does not have that comparable numerical prominence.  In this very unique category we have listened to the duets of Shamshad Begum with other male singers.

We now move over to some other sets of such Male-Female duets…

Geeta Roy + Other Male Singers

The pairing of Geeta Roy with other male singers undergoes as many shades as the respective music director of the film.

Kadam Hai Rah-e-Ulfat Mein Najhuk Dil Hai Dil Ki Basti– Dil Ki Basti – with G M Durrani – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Kam Karo, Kam Karo Bhai Kam, Jag Mein Apna Naam Karo – Jeet – with Vinod – Shyam Babu Pathak – Prem Dhawan

Kahane Ko Hai Taiyar, Magar Kaise Kahe Hum – Kamal – with Surendra – S D Burman – G S Nepali

Main Angoor Ke Bell Piya More – Karwat – with S D Batish – Hans Raj Behl – Said-Ud-Din ‘Saif’

Jindagi Hai Dillagi Dillagi Hai Jindagi – Nanand Bhojai – with A R Ojha – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

And Gujarati version, composed by Avinash Vyas, on a totally different style

Jandagi Chhe Dillagi

Mere Man Mein Dol Ankhon Mein Dol Matwari Sajanaiya – Nazare – with G M Durrani –  Bulo C Rani

Dhanya Hai Dhanya Hai Avadhpuri, Dhanya Wahan Ki Phulwari – Ram Vivah – with Manna Dey – Shankar Rao Vyas – Moti, B A

Pehan Chunariya Kali Jhilmil Jhilmil Deeyowali – Roshni – with Chitalkar – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Lata Mangeshkar + Other Male Singers

Haye Chhore Ki Baat Badi Bewafa, Bewafa Se Koi Dil Lagaye Na – Chandani Raat – with G M Durrani – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Tum Soch Rahi Ho – Girls School – with Shankar Dasgupta – Anil Bishwas – Pradeep

Suno Saajan Meri Baat – Lahore – with Karan Diwan – Shyam Sundar – Aziz Kashmiri

Suraiya + Other Male Singers

Jalim Jamane Mujhko Tum Se Chhuda Raha Hai – Dillagi – with Shyam – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Chahe Kitani Kathin Dagar Ho, Hum Kadam Badhayenge Jaayenge – Jeet – with Shankar Dasgupta – Anil Biswas – Prem Dhawan

We still have some more of Male Female Duets in the present category………