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(Majrooh) Dil Deke Dekho (1959)

This was the first film released under S. Mukherjee’s Filmalaya banner. He left Filmistan to form this company. “Leader” was the first vehicle he launched under this banner. For various reasons the filming of “Leader” was stalled. He decided to invite Nasir Husain, one of his regular writers at Filmistan and the director of the hit “Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957)”, to direct this film. For Husainji, this would be his second directorial venture.

Husainji elected Shammi to play the male lead. Shammi got a boost to his career with mold breaking performance in “Tumsa Nahin Dekha” that was directed by Husain. This movie, “Dil Deke Dekho”, introduced Asha Parekh as an adult actress, in the role of the leading lady opposite Shammi. Hitherto she acted only as a child artiste. But this was her big breakthrough. When S. Mukherjee asked Nasir Hussain, the writer and director of the movie, to select either Sadhana or Asha Parekh for heroine's role, he went along with Asha. Sadhana came later in Mukherjee's "Love in Simla" as its heroine in 1960. Incidentally Asha was only 17. She and Nasir Husain Saab collaborated in six more films, most of them huge hits. She was also his business partner in distributing films. Asha also is the most successful stars ever in Hindi films with most jubilee hits, more than any other leading lady, to her credit.

This movie was kind of a landmark in the sense that it introduced to the Bombay filmworld a new music director. Introduction of music directors may not happen every day, but they do happen on occasion. There is nothing really new about that. But this time the new music director happened to be a woman. After these many years of mature film industry, even today, there are not too many women music directors. Usha Khanna was only 17 years when she made her debut as a music director. It was a sensational debut by a young music director. Every song in the movie became a huge hit with beautifully composed and melodiously addictive songs.

Amazing thing about these songs is that they sound so much like O.P. Nayyar's. Not to take away any credit from Usha Khanna as songs composed by her in subsequent movies demonstrated that she is no flash in the pan. O.P. was her family friend and she followed OP's music closely. Some of that must have influenced on her music compositions of "Dil Deke Dekho". It was OP who introduced Usha to Mukherjee who. Initially Usha wanted to be a singer. But when Mukherjee saw that she can compose too, she composed songs of some songs written by her father, he gave her a break as a music director.

In a male dominated industry Usha Khanna has been a lone shining star. It is a great tribute to her that she will not let any artificial barriers erected in her path discourage her. She went on to be active in the film industry for 40 plus years. That kind of longevity itself speaks volumes about her ingenuity as a creative artist. On the way, she composed music for some 80 plus movies and television shows. Her legacy is a rich repertoire of hit songs from many popular films, like this debut film of hers that are popular even today.

She composed music for 11 movies written or produced or directed by Sawan Kumar. Many of these were musical hits (like "Hawas" and "Souten"). Later she was married to him but that lasted only a brief period.

Incidentally Usha is credited with helping several budding singers by giving them opportunities to sing in her films. Some of these names include Anupama Deshpande, Hemlata, Mohd. Aziz, Roop Kumar Rathod, Shabbir Kumar, and Sonu Nigam.

I am including a picture of Usha here. Also in the second post, I am including a brief interview she did with "BharatStudent.com" where she talks about how she got a break as a music director.

There are so many beautiful songs in this great album. Every song is an utter delight. Each one of them is immensely hummable. One of my favorite Rafi Saab songs is in this album. It is the song "Hum Aur Tum Aur Yeh Sama". It is one of those great songs that only Rafi Saab can sing, charged with erupting emotion and packed with heart weakening romance. In the film this was picturized beautifully too. This is one song for ages to remember... unforgettable!

I am uploading all songs and some music clips from this film, a couple of version songs, and some instrumentals in three back-to-back posts. The first set of songs start with the beginning of the next post...
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Songs from "Dil Deke Dekho (1959)"...

Here is the first set of songs from this popular film...
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Continuing Songs from "Dil Deke Dekho (1959)"...

Here are more chartbusters from this hit album including one of Rafi Saab's greatest songs, "Hum Aur Tum"...
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Concluding Songs from "Dil Deke Dekho (1959)"...

Here are some music clips from the film, version songs, and instrumentals...
surhall
namskar
very good and best your services to hf
dhall
swarapriya
QUOTE(surhall @ Oct 19 2014, 08:18 AM) *

namskar
very good and best your services to hf
dhall


Thank you kindly Dhallji.

Cheers,
S
swarapriya
(Shailendra) Yahudi (1958)

The great Bimal Roy who made many socially conscious films directed this period drama set in the days of Roman Empire. I was apprehensive to watch this film at first lest my feelings for Bimlada may change. But Roy did not disappoint. He was a great director and here told a powerful love story between a Roman prince (Dilip Kumar) and a Jewish woman (Meena Kumari). This was the time when Jews were mercilessly persecuted by the Romans.

The movie was based on Agha Hashar Kashmiri’s play “Yahudi ki Ladki”. This play in turn was adapted from a classic Persian play.

Sohrab Modi appeared as the father of Meena Kumari in a very powerful role. The movie had some of the best dialogues seen in a Hindi film, especially those scenes in which Dilip Saab and Modiji appear together or separately. Vajahat Mirza penned these dialogues but did not win any awards. This very same year, 1958, Bimalda’s “Madhumati” was released and swept just about every Filmfare Award there was. Rajinder Singh Bedi won the Award for Best Dialogues for “Madhumati”. But I think Mirza Saab richly deserved it.

The movie, in spite of its ridiculous looking costumes and men’s make up had good performances by Dilip Saab and one of the best by Modiji. Sohrab Modi Saab was nominated for an Award in the Best Supporting category but lost to Johnny Walker in “Madhumati”. There is nothing to take away from Johnny but just go figure this one out.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee was the editor of the film.

Music by Shankar & Jaikishan has some good songs. Shailendra won the Award for the Best Lyrics for “Yeh Mera Deewaanaapan Hai”. Here are this and other songs from this film…
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(Shakeel) Bedaag (1965)

Songs from this film were uploaded few months back in this very thread. The songs are no longer available. I will be happy to re-upload them if anyone is interested. Thanks.
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(Anand Bakshi) Sau Saal Baad (1966)

Here is a film that has such beautiful songs that it is like discovering some hidden treasure. I must admit that I was not aware of any songs from this film. May be, perhaps, I heard Lataji’s “Yeh Raat” before. That one is a beautifully haunted song much like “Kahin Deep Jale” from “Bees Saal Baad (1962)”. Yet there are other songs in this film, couple of them in classic raagas that are equally good. I am uploading all songs from this film below. Except for the song “Ab Ke Baras” all songs are of excellent quality. Even this song has no distortion but the audio quality is a bit inferior. Therefore I am uploading it at a lower bit rate.

Here are these and other beautiful songs from this film...
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Parvarish (1958)

Sebastian D’Souza and Dattaram Wadekar played a huge role in the unprecedented success enjoyed by the famous music director duo Shankar & Jaikishan. Sebastian and Dattaram,(Dattaram was the music director of this film), were assistant music directors to S&J. Each excelled in their own niche and together their team was a potent combination that helped S&J to retain top position in the industry year after year. Sebastian was a superb music arranger (composer). Dattaram (whose photo is attached below) was a master at creating rhythm. The soul of a song is its composition and the rhythm. Thus these two gave soul to so many hit songs.

Dattaram assisted S&J in over 60 films.

While shooting for “Shri 420”, Raj decided to make a film for children. At the suggestion of S&J he decided to give a break to Dattaram as an independent music director. The film was “Ab Dilli Door Nahin (1957)”. The movie and songs from that film became very popular. In 1958, he followed its success with another hit musical in “Parvarish”, the songs from which I am uploading here.

Even though Dattaramji proved to be successful with many hit songs from his films, his contributions as an independent music director of Hindi films was limited to only 12. Most of these came in 60’s. His last Hindi film was the 1971 “Ek Din Aadhi Raat”. He gave music to an occasional Bhojpuri film after that but from the mainstream Hindi cinema he disappeared totally.

I am uploading songs from this film and some specials along with few instrumentals in two back-to-back posts. These are available starting in the next post...

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Parvarish (1958) - Songs

Here are the songs from this film...
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Parvarish (1958) - Specials

Here are some specials and few instrumentals related to this film...
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(Javed Akhtar) Kabhi Na Kabhi (1998)

The story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics for this film were written by Javed Akhtar Saab. There was not much novelty in the story and the movie proved to be a flop. The music for the film was composed by at that time the up and coming sensation A.R. Rahman. His use of musical instruments and orchestration was somewhat novel that contributed to the popularity of several songs. I am uploading these in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set…
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Concluding Songs from "Kabhi Na Kabhi (1998)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this film...
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(Majrooh) Do Gunde (1959)

This film’s music was composed by Ghulam Mohammad Saab whose last famous work was the classic “Pakeezah (1972)”. The style of his songs is more like that of Naushadji. This probably was because he worked for many years as an assistant to him. This film however has some songs that have a tinge of O.P. Nayyar style.

The song “Nadiya Kinaare” has an interesting history. It was originally recorded for “Raj Hath (1956)” but was not used in the film. However a 78 RPM record was issued. The song later was used in “Do Gunde” even though no record was issued under that film’s name. Part of the explanation is that both films, “Raj Hath” and “Do Gunde”, were produced by the same banner, Minerva Movietone. The recorded song had music by Shankar & Jaikishan and was written by Hasrat Jaipuri Saab. Even though this song was used in “Do Gunde”, this fact was not mentioned in the titles. I read an article about this and it stated that even Hindi Film Geet Kosh (HFGK) credited this song under the film “Raj Hath” and not mentioned “Do Gunde”. Irrespective of the origins of the song one fact remains the same. It is simply a beauty. Incidentally, the song was picturized on Jayshree Gadkar in the film with Ajit appearing near the end of the song. I have also seen “Raj Hath” and it was not in the DVD of that film.

The song “Kaise Bijli” appeared twice in the film. The movie started with this song and again it appeared near the end of the film. The second time around it was picturized on different characters. The wording of both is identical. As far as I can tell there is no change even in the pace of music. For completeness sake I am including it here.

Here are these and other songs from this film…
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(Rajinder Krishan) Shatranj (1956)

This is an old fashioned revenge drama that was very predictable and done unevenly. For these reasons it does not hold your interest that long. It was saved by an occasional good song. The song “Hawa Hai”, both versions, tops the list. The first half of these two songs is identical except for the music arrangement. The first one has beautiful whistle associated with most of the song. The second version has no whistle accompanying it. Here are both these versions of the song and the rest of the songs from this album…
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(Shailendra) Anari (1959) - Post 1 (Songs)

This Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed film was overdramatic in many instances yet at the same time undeniably it was engaging as well as entertaining. It had excellent acting by all the principals. Especially the emotional scenes between Lalita Pawar and Raj Kapoor just win you over. Both of them were recognized for their performances with Filmfare Awards. In spite of the heavy undermining theme the movie moves on easily forward because it was helped by a great score by Shankar & Jaikishan. All songs from the film became chartbusters. S&J, lyricist Shailendra for the song “Sab Kuchh”, and the playback singer Mukesh for the same song also won Filmfare Awards. The movie also won the President’s Silver Medal.

The veteran actor Motilal played as Nutan’s uncle in the film. Nutan’s mother Shobhana Samarth and Motilal lived together in real life.

I am uploading these and other songs from the film, some music clips, and instrumentals of some of the popular songs in four separate posts. Here is the first set of songs…
swarapriya
Anari (1959) - Post 2 (Music Clips)

Here are some of the music clips from the film...
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Anari (1959) - Post 3 (CD Instrumentals)

Here are instrumentals of some of the popular songs from the film from various CD collections...
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Anari (1959) - Post 4 (Video Instrumentals)

These instrumentals of some of the popular songs from the film are from video collections...
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(Shakeel) Zindagi Aur Maut (1965)

Faryal, the leading lady of this film, was introduced in this film. Interestingly she made about 40 plus films but never made much of an impression on the moviegoers. One notable film she was in was ‘Jewel Thief (1967)”.

N.A. Ansari, besides acting as a baddie, also produced and directed the film. The music was by Ramchandra. One song, “Dil Laga Kar”, both female and male versions, topped the charts. Even now these two versions of the song are lovely to listen to. Here are these and others from this film…
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(Anand Bakshi) Sunehre Kadam (1966)

A prank played too many times starts out as a fun thing but in the end turns out deadly with tragic sequences. This was the essence of the story behind this film. Shashikala played the prankster who was under the impression that she was playing a harmless game. Rehman played the victim who has to pay a very high price with tragic consequences. The movie had two music directors, Bulo C. Rani and S. Mohinder. There are several good songs in the film.

A brief note about the music director Rani (his picture attached below). He started his career as an assistant to Khemchand Prakash. Later he worked under Gyan Mukherjee. After that he became an independent music director. His first was a 1946 film “Dharti”. One of the finest films of Rani Saab was the hit film “Jogan (1950)” in which Geetaji sang 11 solos and a duet. The last Hindi film he composed music for was “Sunehre Kadam” the songs of which I am uploading in the next post. He gave music for over 60 films yet his contributions went unnoticed.

Bulo C. Rani Saab’s work in over 60 Hindi films spanning a career of 25 years had created over 400 songs. Many of these songs became hits. Yet by 60’s his kind of music was not much relevant to many producers. He struggled in his last few years as the neglect from the industry for which he gave so much of his life was hard to take. He committed suicide by falling off a tall building in May 1973. He died unsung as his death was hardly noticed by the public as well as press alike.

One of his famous qawwali is “Humein Toh Loot Liya Husnwaalon Ne” sung by Ismail Azad Qawwal from the film “Al-Hilal (1958)”. Lyrics are by Shewan Rizvi. I am uploading this evergreen qawwali below. Songs from “Sunehre Kadam” are uploaded in the next post…


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Songs from "Sunehre Kadam (1966)"

Here are some fine songs from this film...
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Pehla Pehla Pyar (1958)

Sometime back some of the songs from this film were uploaded elsewhere in this very thread. If anyone is interested I will be happy to upload them again...

coolkee
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 22 2014, 09:04 PM) *

(Hasrat Jaipuri) Pehla Pehla Pyar (1958)

Sometime back some of the songs from this film were uploaded elsewhere in this very thread. If anyone is interested I will be happy to upload them again...



Dear Swarapriya Ji

You can make very happy if you re-upload the songs.Please...

Thank you
Coolkee
swarapriya
QUOTE(coolkee @ Nov 23 2014, 02:26 AM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 22 2014, 09:04 PM) *

(Hasrat Jaipuri) Pehla Pehla Pyar (1958)

Sometime back some of the songs from this film were uploaded elsewhere in this very thread. If anyone is interested I will be happy to upload them again...



Dear Swarapriya Ji

You can make very happy if you re-upload the songs.Please...

Thank you
Coolkee


The three songs I have from this film are in the next post. Cheers...


swarapriya
(Hasrat Jaipuri) Pehla Pehla Pyar (1958)

I have only three songs from this film. The song "Akka Bakka" is due to the courtesy of our member, Romeshji. Thank you very much Romesh. The missing songs are shown in red italics in the table below. If anyone can share these with rest of us I will be much thankful to them.

Here are the three songs I have from this movie...
coolkee
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 23 2014, 07:21 PM) *

(Hasrat Jaipuri) Pehla Pehla Pyar (1958)

I have only three songs from this film. The song "Akka Bakka" is due to the courtesy of our member, Romeshji. Thank you very much Romesh. The missing songs are shown in red italics in the table below. If anyone can share these with rest of us I will be much thankful to them.

Here are the three songs I have from this movie...



Thanks you so much
coolkee
swarapriya
QUOTE(coolkee @ Nov 24 2014, 02:30 AM) *


(Hasrat Jaipuri) Pehla Pehla Pyar (1958)

Thanks you so much
coolkee


You are very welcome. Cheers.

swarapriya
(Javed Akhtar) Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe (1998)

The great music director Bhupen Hazarika joined hands with another great lyricist Javed Akhtar Saab to come up with songs for this album. The net effect is that there are some different sounding good songs in this album. My favorite of the album is the sweet song “Aayee Neend Dheere Se”, magnificently sung by Kavita. Here is this and the rest of the songs from this fine album…
swarapriya
(Majrooh) Jaal Saz (1959)

Posing as the long lost missing son of rich parents is nothing new to the Hindi films. That is the central theme of this film with Kishoreda playing the role of the son. For most of the movie his clownish antics get on your nerves. Then there are moments in the film where Kishoreda shows serious side of his acting skills. There are only few of these but he was simply marvelous in those scenes. The movie has plenty of duets. It is a feast for Asha and Kishore song fans and there are sfive of their duets in the film. I am uploading these and other songs from this film in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set of songs…
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Concluding Songs from "Jaal Saz (1959)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this movie...
swarapriya
(Rajinder Krishan) Taj (1956)

“Nagin (1954)” movie enjoyed such unprecedented success that it was inevitable that the team that made that film got together to make another musical similar to it. The result is this film “Taj (1956)”. Both films had Vyjayanti Mala and Pradeep Kumar in the lead. They were supported by Jeevan in both of the films. Both were directed by Nandlal Jaswantlal. Both had music by Hemantda. For both films assistant music director was Ravi. Rajinder Krishan was the lyricist for both the films. Both films had tons of songs, majority of them sung by Lata. If “been” was the instrument of music in “Nagin” it was “baansuri” in “Taj”.

While the music for “Nagin” became sensationally popular, “Taj” enjoyed limited success. Most of the songs of “Taj” were popular but not to the extent enjoyed by “Nagin”. Nevertheless “Taj” boasts so many good songs. My favorite of the album is Rafi Saab’s “Mori Vinati Suno”. The song almost sounds like that it could have been easily from “Baiju Bawra (1952)”.

I am uploading all songs and music clips from the film in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set…
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Concluding Songs from "Taj (1956)"...

A note about the song in this post, “Mori Vinati Suno Bhagwaan (H)”. Here Hemantda’s voice is heard for only a few seconds. Part of it is obliterated by Vyjayanti Mala’s dialogue. I could not remove her voice without losing Hemantda’s brief version of the song so I have decided to let it stay. Rest of the song is simply music. I am uploading it here for completeness sake. Here is this song, the rest of them, and some music clips...
swarapriya
(Shailendra) Chand (1959)

A childless woman (played by Pandaribai of “Bhabhi (1957)” fame) forces her rich husband (Balraj Sahni) to marry another woman so that he can become a father. He yields to her pressure but declares to his new wife that she can never have the place his first wife enjoys. This gives rise to various complications. Meena Kumari plays an uneducated second wife who fights for her rightful place in her new home. Meenaji gets to play various shades of a woman that gave her a chance to demonstrate her acting skills. First as a cheerful and a happy girl, then as a wife fighting for her place in her new home, then as a mother to keep her child under her vigilance, and then when she loses her baby in the custody battle as a woman gone insane. In the end she is returned to her child and her husband.

Hemantda was at the helm of the music. Couple of songs by Lataji, “Aye Baadalo” and “Khoyi Khoyi” stand out, especially the latter. There is a takeoff on the famous qawwali from “Al-Hilaal (1958)”, “Humein Toh Loot Liya”. The qawwali from this film is “Ghalat Hai Loot Liya”. The movie lists Shailendra as the only lyricist. But various sources indicate that this was written by Akhtar Lucknowi. Also the singer’s name is wrongly attributed to Ranganath Jadhav. But the correct singer is Raghunath Jadhav. I read a blog that states that this indeed is the case as confirmed by Harminderji of Hindi Film Geet Kosh. Incidentally there are two female singers accompanying Jadhavji. I am not 100% certain but I think they may be Shamshad Begum and Sudha Malhotra. I am requesting members to please verify this. Thank you. I also came across a version song of this qawwali by Arzoo Bano that I am including in the second post.

I am uploading above songs and others including some music clips in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set of songs…
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Concluding Songs from "Chand (1959)"...

Here are rest of the songs and some music clips from this film...
swarapriya
(Shakeel) Do Badan (1966)

Raj Khosla directed this tragic tale of ill-fated lovers. There is an interesting story about how this hit musical came about. Manoj Kumar and Raj Khosla worked earlier in the 1964 film “Woh Kaun Thi?”. At Manoj’s suggestion Khosla incorporated several changes into that film that became a huge hit. Their friendship grew out of this. Manoj’s idol when he was growing up was Dilip Kumar Saab. A rerun of Dilip Saab’s 1951 film “Deedar” was showing in the theaters. Manoj invited Khosla to accompany him to see the film. After seeing the film Manoj suggested they make a film together for which he had a story idea. In “Deedar” the central character was blind. The story Manoj thought also had the male lead as a blind person. From this idea the movie was born.

The movie was immensely helped by its music. Ravi and Shakeel Saab joined hands together to create what proved to be all chartbuster songs. Both of them including Lata for “Lo Aa Gayi” song were nominated for Filmfare Awards even though they did not win. Simi won an award as the Best Supporting Actress.

I am uploading songs from this film and some version songs in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set of songs…
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Do Badan (1966)"...

Here are some music clips from the film and several version songs...
taiyab53
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Sep 22 2014, 08:32 PM) *

(Shakeel) Kaise Kahoon (1964)

This movie was directed by Atma Ram, younger brother of the late Guru Dutt. Ram was involved in variety of activities in film making including stints as a producer, assistant director, second unit director, director, actor, controller of production and in other capacities. He was involved with movies, documentaries, and TV Series. He left for England in disgust when his brother Guru Dutt reneged on his promise to have him direct “C.I.D.” that Guru offered instead to Raj Khosla. He later came back to India after Guru’s death to keep his brother’s banner alive by making movies. His 1968 directorial effort “Shikar” was a huge hit.

“Kaise Kahoon” is a simple movie that did not make anyone to get noticed. However it will be remembered for its great songs and rich lyrics of those songs. After the mixed reaction they received for the work on “Benazir” they collaborated together for the first time, people were skeptical about how Burmanda and Badayuni Saab combination will work this time around. Well, this album quieted every critic. It is an absolute beauty. Almost all songs sparkle like gems. I am not going to single out which song is my favorite because there are so many of them I have in this album. Incidentally, RD Burman was the film’s assistant music director.

One note. The song snippet "Saaz-E-Dil" I am including here in the first post is in the DVD. I am not sure whether this song is from this film or not. In the film it was played briefly on a record player. I am including here because it is in the film. If anyone has more details on this, please kindly share with us. Thanks.

I am uploading all songs and some music clips in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set of songs…

Dear Swarapriya
the son SAAZ E DIL PE KOI-- is part of ZINDAGI TU JHOOM LE ZARA song
taiyab
swarapriya
QUOTE(taiyab53 @ Dec 3 2014, 02:02 PM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ Sep 22 2014, 08:32 PM) *

(Shakeel) Kaise Kahoon (1964)

This movie was directed by Atma Ram, younger brother of the late Guru Dutt. Ram was involved in variety of activities in film making including stints as a producer, assistant director, second unit director, director, actor, controller of production and in other capacities. He was involved with movies, documentaries, and TV Series. He left for England in disgust when his brother Guru Dutt reneged on his promise to have him direct “C.I.D.” that Guru offered instead to Raj Khosla. He later came back to India after Guru’s death to keep his brother’s banner alive by making movies. His 1968 directorial effort “Shikar” was a huge hit.

“Kaise Kahoon” is a simple movie that did not make anyone to get noticed. However it will be remembered for its great songs and rich lyrics of those songs. After the mixed reaction they received for the work on “Benazir” they collaborated together for the first time, people were skeptical about how Burmanda and Badayuni Saab combination will work this time around. Well, this album quieted every critic. It is an absolute beauty. Almost all songs sparkle like gems. I am not going to single out which song is my favorite because there are so many of them I have in this album. Incidentally, RD Burman was the film’s assistant music director.

One note. The song snippet "Saaz-E-Dil" I am including here in the first post is in the DVD. I am not sure whether this song is from this film or not. In the film it was played briefly on a record player. I am including here because it is in the film. If anyone has more details on this, please kindly share with us. Thanks.

I am uploading all songs and some music clips in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set of songs…

Dear Swarapriya
the son SAAZ E DIL PE KOI-- is part of ZINDAGI TU JHOOM LE ZARA song
taiyab


Thank you very much Taiyab for the info. Sometimes I am into these songs so much that I easily miss details like this.

Cheers,
S
swarapriya
(Anand Bakshi) Aamne Saamne (1967)

This film with all the hit songs starts off well but ends up as a routine crime drama. Shashi, who is the hero of the film, does a great job impersonating his own older brother, Shammi Kapoor. For about 40 plus minutes the movie was entertaining with several great songs by the inimitable Rafi Saab. Then the movie goes down the hill. I am uploading all the songs and some music clips from this film in two back-to-back posts. Here are the songs in the first post...
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Aamne Saamne (1967)"...

Here are some music clips from this film...
swarapriya
(Hasrat Jaipuri) Piya Milan (1958)

This movie was dubbed from a Tamil film. I am uploading six songs here. There are at least three more that I am missing. These are listed in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share these and any other missing ones if they can. Many thanks.

The music director for this film was Ramesh Naidu. One of our members, Mahesh (member name smahesh), had a brief thread on him in this directory few years back. You can find out more about him at the following location…

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...hl=Ramesh+Naidu

A note about the singer of the song “Kya Kya Kahoon”, Susheela. (Please see her photo attached below.) She is a giant of a singer who dominated South Indian film industry for a number of years. She made her debut in early 50’s and was a number one singer through late 80’s. Born into a Telugu family, she sang in all South Indian languages as well as Badaga, Bengali, Hindi, Oriya, Sanskrit, Sinhalese, and Tulu. Padma Bhushan recipient Susheelaji was the first one to receive the National Award for a Best Singer for a Tamil film in 1969. She repeated that again in 1971 (Tamil), 1978 (Telugu), 1982 (Telugu), and 1983 (Telugu). Besides that she also received thrice the Tamilnadu State Award, twice the Kerala State Award, and six times the Andhra Pradesh State Award. She is a recipient of many other awards including Filmfare’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Susheelaji is currently active in helping needy musicians through a Trust Fund she started in 2008. She organizes a concert once a year with the help of some senior artistes with the proceedings going to the Trust.

Here is Susheelaji’s melodious song “Kya Kya Kahoon” and five other songs from this film…
Viraj Padhye
Thanks SP for this and all the uploads. I have one song from missing ones.

Viraj
swarapriya
QUOTE(Viraj Padhye @ Dec 14 2014, 05:46 PM) *

Thanks SP for this and all the uploads. I have one song from missing ones.

Viraj


Thank you very much Viraj for the song. Cheers.

S
swarapriya
(Javed Akhtar) Saaz (1998)

This movie of two sisters with awesome singing talent tells about their love-hate relationship. Apparently part of their story is based on the real life sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. Here the movie is told mostly on younger sister’s recollections (Shabana is the younger sister and Aruna Irani is the older) and her life experiences. The movie was produced and directed by Sai Paranjape, one of the brilliant minds of Hindi and Marathi cinema and TV.

Sai’s father, Sleptzoff, was a Russian painter and mother Shakuntala was an actor of Hindi and Marathi films. Her parents separated when Sai was barely two. As a young girl she took interest in movies and stories. She published a book when she was only eight.

Sai (see her picture below) became a popular writer by publishing many books. She directed many plays before entering the film field. One of her famous work is the award-winning film “Sparsh” released in 1980. She won three National Awards and many others including two Filmfare Awards. She is a recipient of Padma Bhushan.

This movie, “Saaz”, with four different music directors has some of the excellent music seen in films. Javed Akhtar Saab is at the top of his artistic form. He wrote exceptionally brilliant lyrics for some of the songs. There are so many of them, 15 plus, and all good ones, it is hard to single out a best one.

I am uploading all the songs from the film in three back-to-back posts. The songs from the first two posts have been available in CDs. But the songs in the third post are all from a DVD. I am not certain about the singer and music director assignments. I will be thankful to anyone from our members who can clarify this.

Here are the songs in the starting in the next post…
swarapriya
Saaz (1998) - Post 1 (Songs)

Here are the songs in the first post...
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Saaz (1998) - Post 2 (Songs)

Here are the next set of songs from this fine album...
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Concluding Songs from "Saaz (1998)" - Post 3

Here is the final set of songs from this film. I have question marks on some of the entries because I am not sure whether the credited person is the correct one or not. I will be thankful to anyone who can help resolve this issue.

Here are the rest of the songs from this film...
swarapriya
(Majrooh) Kal Hamara Hai (1959)

With such a great title for a movie I was full of anticipation to watch a decent film. But alas. I was very disappointed. It was simply a total nonsensical movie. Even Madhubala’s dual role, one as a simple and quiet woman, and the other as an ambitious socialite did not help the proceedings. What lifted the movie from its mediocrity was its fine music. The DVD listed only Chitragupt as the music director. But various sources I have consulted give credit to Gajanan for two songs. I marked these two songs with a question mark.

Here are the songs from the film…
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