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(Anand Bakshi) Aradhana (1969)

This is the movie that made Rajesh Khanna a super star. This is the movie that showed how Sharmila could be a serious actress where she effortlessly moves through stages as a charming lady in love to a widow to an unwed mother to a person who can kill to protect herself and her child and finally to an adoring mother. This is the movie that showed the serious side of Shakti Samanta (see his attached picture below) who hitherto was only known to make entertainers or crime dramas. This is the movie that made Kishore Kumar as a force to be reckoned with as a playback singer when the whole nation swayed away under their feet by the song "Roop Tera Mastaana".

Incidentally it was Samanta who introduced Tagore to the Hindi audience in his 1964 film “Kashmir Ki Kali”. Later she also starred in his 1966 film “Sawan Ki Ghata”.

This movie was loosely based on the 1946 English film "To Each His Own". Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar as the Best Actress for her performance. Incidentally Sharmila grabbed her first Filmfare Award for the same role in Hindi as the Best Actress. "Aradhana" also won the Best Picture Award for the producer and director Samanta and for Kishoreda the Best Singer Award for "Roop Tera Mastaana".

RD, who became an independent music director in 1961 with Mahmood’s “Chhote Nawab” and had been successful with many films to his credit including the unforgettable 1966 “Teesri Manzil”, was the assistant music director to this film as the senior Burmanda was ailing. It is widely rumored that RD was instrumental in replacing the singer for some songs originally were intended for Rafi Saab with Kishoreda. Some of the songs were apparently composed by RD. Irrespective of who composed what, the movie definitely had some memorable songs that leave an indelible impression on even a discriminating listener.

Amit Kumar, a fine singer himself and the son of late Kishoreda, tells an interesting story about the origins of the song “Roop Tera Mastaana”. Amit was with his father when he was at the rehearsals for this song. The rehearsals were at senior Burman’s residence. When the father and son arrived at SD’s residence, Shakti and RD were already present there. They were not quite happy with Burmanda’s initial composition of the song “Roop Tera Mastaana”. But SD was insistent on keeping the tune he created. RD, who was a close friend of Kishoreda, requested him to interfere and come up with an amicable solution. At this juncture Kishoreda remembered one of SD’s old Bengali songs that SD sang in 1940s. The song was “Ektu Pode Shashurbadi”. Kishoreda suggested to SD to use the tune of that song with some changes to fit the mood and times. Sachinda immediately agreed and created the tune for “Roop Tera Mastaana” based on his old Bengali song. The song became an overnight sensation and was responsible in catapulting career of many folks who were involved with it. I failed to acquire the original Burmanda’s Bengali song, but in one of the posts I have included Amit’s version of “Roop Tera” in which near the end of the song he sings a verse from the Bengali song.

Here is some trivia. For the song “Meri Sapnon Ki Raani”, Samanta could not get both Tagore and Khanna available for shooting at the same time. Only Khanna’s portion was shot in Darjeeling. Later Sharmila’s portion was shot in the studio in Mumbai. Both footages were merged for the final movie.

Here is more trivia. In the 2005 film “Parineeta”, Saif Ali Khan, son of Sharmila, rode the same train his mother did in “Aradhana”.

I am uploading the songs from the film, several specials, a few version songs, and many instrumentals in eight back-to-back posts. The first two posts contain all songs from the film. The third post contains some specials and a few version songs. The fourth post contains more version songs. The fifth post contains various instrumentals, all from different CDs. The last three posts contain instrumentals, all from various video resources. In particular, the sixth post contains a few instrumentals of the song “Kora Kaaghaz”. The next post contains instrumentals of the song “Mere Sapnon Ki Raani”. Finally, the last post contains instrumentals of the song “Roop Tera Mastaana”.

Now, for the first set of songs of this fine film starting in the next post…
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Aradhana (1969) - Songs

Here are the songs in the fist post...
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Aradhana (1969) - More Songs

Here are the rest of the songs from this fine musical...
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Aradhana (1969) - Specials

Here are some specials related to the songs from this popular film...
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Aradhana (1969) - Version Songs

The following are a few version songs of some popular songs from the film...
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Aradhana (1969) - CD Instrumentals

The following instrumentals of some popular songs from the film are all from various CD colletions...
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Aradhana (1969) - Instrumentals of "Kora Kaaghaz"

Here are a few instrumentals of the song "Kora Kaaghaz" from the film...
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Aradhana (1969) - Instrumentals of "Mere Sapnon"

The following are some of the instrumentals of the popular song "Mere Sapnon Ki" from the film...
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Aradhana (1969) - Instrumentals of "Roop Tera"

Here are a few instrumentals of the sizzling scorcher of a song "Roop Tera"...
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960)

Songs from this film were recently uploaded in this very thread. They are available at the following location...

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...658&st=1323


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(Majrooh) Opera House (1961)

The only thing worth mentioning about this film is its music by Chitraguptji. There are six songs in the film. All are sung by Lata; three solos and three duets. All duets and the solo, “Balma”, are appealing. The song of the album is the duet by Lata and Mukesh, “Dekho Mausam”. Here are these songs and a few music clips from this film…
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(Rajinder Krishan) Khota Paisa (1958)

M. Sadiq besides producing and directing this film also wrote its story and screenplay. He was big on Shyama and Johnny Walker. Both of them appeared in several of his films together or by themselves. This was his second film with Walker as the hero. The other was the 1956 film “Chhoo Mantar”. The film was supposed to be a comedy but there was not much substance to the proceedings. But the music of Madan Mohanji, who almost sounds like O.P. Nayyar here, was the highlight of the film. With Naayarish songs, he had Asha sing most of the female songs. Listen to the song “Adaayein”. An impeccable imprint of OP style of music.

This was the fifth film Madan Mohan Saab and Rajinder Krishan worked together in 1958. The other four were, “Adalat”, “Chandan”, “Jailor”, and “Khazanchi”.

There is a fine qawwali in the film, “Dil Haseenon Se”. I am uploading a regular version and an extended version of the song at a lower bit rate. The longer version has some static between 3:20 and 4:20.

Here are these songs and others from this film…
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(Shailendra) Honeymoon (1960)

Here is a fine album from Salilda with Mukesh’s song “Mere Khwaabon Mein” taking the top honors…
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(Anand Bakshi) Do Bhai (1969)

This movie released in 1969, the same year of blockbusters “Aradhana” and “Do Raaste”, was lost in the “mastaana” storm of “Aradhana” and the family drama of “Do Raaste”. But I think it deserved better. At least it has some elements of a good story and excellent acting by Dadamoni. The songs were about average and that did not help the film. The movie begins with Rafi Saab’s song “Iss Duniya” as the titles roll and ends with the same song. In between also it appears once more. The verbiage for these three parts is slightly different. I am uploading all three of these and rest of the songs below…
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Ek Phool Char Kante (1960)

Songs from this film were recently uploaded in this very thread. They are available starting at the following location...

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...658&st=1333

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(Majrooh) Ramu Dada (1961)

There are several good songs in this otherwise dull crime drama. A rare solo by Kamal Barot is a surprise. Shakeela Bano Bhopali, the queen of qawwali, appears in the film in the qawwali, “Zinda Hai”. My favorite of the album is the solo by Mukeshji, “Babum”.

The titles list Asha as one of the singers. I don’t believe any of the songs listed in the table below has Asha’s voice in it. If there is another song in this film that is by Asha, I am requesting members to share with rest of us if they can. Thank you.

A note on the two duets by Lata and Rafi Saab, “Daal Bhi De Palkon Ki” and “Daal Bhi De Zulfon Ki”. The first song is in the film. Interesting thing is that these two are identical except everywhere “Palkon” appears in the first duet, in the other duet it is replaced by “Zulfon”. If anyone has any idea how this came about, please share with us. Thanks.

Here are these songs and others from this film…
Viraj Padhye
As per HFGK, there are 2 more songs without any credits "AAYI HAIN DIWALI PATANGA NACHE" & "ADAYEIN CHODO GARIBON SE". Records are not available. Maybe Asha appears in one of these or both the songs. Swarasha by Vishwas Nerurkar also doesn't list Ramu Dada as playback movie for Asha.
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QUOTE(Viraj Padhye @ Sep 14 2015, 06:35 PM) *

As per HFGK, there are 2 more songs without any credits "AAYI HAIN DIWALI PATANGA NACHE" & "ADAYEIN CHODO GARIBON SE". Records are not available. Maybe Asha appears in one of these or both the songs. Swarasha by Vishwas Nerurkar also doesn't list Ramu Dada as playback movie for Asha.


Thanks Viraj for following up on this. Cheers.
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(Rajinder Krishan) Aangan (1959)

Asha’s “Ujdi Maa” is a standout song of this album. It seems like I am missing two songs shown in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share these songs if they can. Thank you.

Here are “Ujdi Maa” and five other songs from this film…
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(Shailendra) Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

Here is a motion picture that was an ode to truth, honesty, love, and redemption. In spite of all the good intentions, the movie’s preachiness eventually gets on your nerves. One of the great things of this movie was and still is its magnificent music by the incomparable duo Shankar & Jaikishan. It is not just all of those popular and beautiful songs but the background musical score as well that was simply outstanding. There are several dazzling dance sequences (mostly by Padmini) in the film that was accompanied by equally ebullient orchestration. The music directors Shankar & Jaikishan were nominated in the Filmfare Best Music Director category but lost to Ravi for “Gharana”. The music for “Gharana” was fine but the music for “Ganga” was out of this league. It had that scope of music including background score only a handful of Hindi films are in such a select company. One such film immediately comes to mind is “Pakeezah (1972)’ which had music by Ghulam Mohammed and Naushad Saab. That movie also suffered the same fate. Shamefully no awards.

Here are other Filmfare awards won by this film. Raj Kapoor won the award as the Best Actor. Padmini was nominated as the Best Actress but lost to Vyjayanti Mala in “Gunga Jumna”. I think Padmini was a great dancer and had only limited talent as an actress. But she got an opportunity in this film to show her histrionics. She came through in flying colors with several memorable dances to her credit. The other Filmfare Awards went to G.G. Mayekar as the Best Editor and M.R. Acharekar in the Best Art Direction category. Shailendra was nominated for the title song but lost to Shakeel Saab for the romantically beautiful song “Husnwaale Tera Jawaab Nahin”. Mukesh also was nominated for the title song but lost to Rafi Saab for the same song “Husnwaale” from “Gharana”.

The movie was directed by Radhu Karmakar (see the attached picture below), who was the cinematographer for most of early Raj Kapoor films. He worked with RK from “Awaara (1951)” through “Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)” and had the distinction of winning many awards in his brilliant career. Interestingly this was the only movie Karmakarji directed.

As stated earlier, I am so fond of not only the songs but its background music that I am going overboard here by including several back-to-back posts, five to be exact. The first two posts contain all of the songs from the film. The third post contains several music clips. The fourth post contains a couple of specials and a couple of version songs. Finally, the fifth and the last post contains several instrumentals of the popular song “O Basanti Pawan Paagal”.

The songs begin starting in the next post…
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Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) - Post 1 (Songs)

Here are some of the songs from this film...
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Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) - Post 2 (Songs)

Here are the rest of the songs from this fine album...
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Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) - Post 3 (Music Clips)

This film has not only an outstanding music for its songs but the entire background score for the film is also at the same level. To prove this point I am uploading several music clips below...
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Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) - Post 4 (Specials)

Here are some specials related to the songs from this film and a couple of version songs...
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Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) - Post 5 (Instrumentals)

Here are a few instrumentals of the outstanding song, "O Basanti Pawan Paagal", of Lataji from the film...
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(Anand Bakshi) Do Raaste (1969)

The year 1969 was the year of Rajesh Khanna. Hitherto unknown, these two films were released that year, Shakti Samanta’s “Aradhana” and Raj Khosla’s “Do Raaste”. Both of them went onto celebrate golden jubilees elevating Khanna to super stardom. Interestingly, the directors for both the films were noted for making crime thrillers. In Samanta’s case he decided to go with an appealing human drama. In Khosla’s case he went along with a family drama.

Watching “Do Raaste” now I must admit I was very disappointed. It was a routine story of a joint family, which was generally a trademark of many South Indian remakes. There were too many loose ends in the film. Bindu, as a “bad” one arriving into the family, had too much of screen time leaving very little time for the principals. Also, Mumtaz and Bindu played sisters in the film. Except for one small scene there was no interaction between the sisters. In the second half of the movie it was not Sahni Saab, not Khanna, not Mumtaz, but mostly Bindu. As she ill-treats the rest of the family, everyone except Khanna’s character tolerate the abuse and suffer silently. I am so surprised that the movie was such a box-office hit and went on to celebrate a golden jubilee.

However there is one thing that was going for the film. Its music. LP’s music was simply outstanding. Most songs became chartbusters. For top honors there is a tie between Kishoreda’s solo “Mere Naseeb” and Rafi Saab’s “Yeh Reshmi”. My personal favorite is “Yeh Reshmi Zulfein”.

Another thing about the film. The movie starts with Saigal Saab’s great song from the 1937 movie “President”. It is played on and off several times during the movie. It also ends with it followed by a repeat of brief version of the song “Bindiya”.

I am uploading this and rest of the songs from the film in the first post. The second post contains some version songs and a few instrumentals.

Here are the songs in the first post…
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A Few Version Songs & Some Instrumentals of "Do Raaste (1969)"...

Here are a few version songs and some instrumentals of popular songs from the film...
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

Songs from this film were recently uploaded in this very thread. They are available starting at the following location...

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...mp;#entry744319


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(Majrooh) Ankh Micholi (1962)

This is another crime drama that was done badly. There was too much clowning around spread throughout the movie that diluted the suspense. Chitraguptji came up with a couple of good songs; Geetaji’s “Tumhi Ne” and Mukeshji’s “Woh Toh”. Especially the song by Mukesh is simply superb. Geetaji is her usual self in the only song she sang for the movie. It almost sounds like her other hit song “O Baabu O Laala” from the 1958 film “Dilli Ka Thug”. That song also was written by Majrooh Saab but was composed by Ravi. Actor Jagdish Raj, looking young and ruggedly handsome, playing an inspector for the umpteenth time, had winning presence.

Here are these and other songs and a couple of music clips from the film…
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(Rajinder Krishan) Baap Bete (1959)

Interestingly a couple of songs from this Madan Mohanji’s album sound like those from the hit film Usha Khanna’s “Dil Deke Dekho”. The songs are “Bol Bol” which sounds like “Dilruba Meri Neeta” and the music for “Mere Dil” has the similar orchestrization like the title song of “Dil Deke Dekho”. But both of these movies were released during the same year, 1959. It must be a strange coincidence. Here are these and other songs from this film…
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(Shailendra) Kala Bazar (1960)

Early in his career and even until late 60's, probably even 70’s, Dev made some really good movies. They were mostly entertaining, fun to watch, and full of melodious and unforgettable songs. This film happens to be one of those. It was produced by Dev himself. It also starred his other two brothers, Chetan and Vijay. Then there is beautiful Waheeda.

Besides acting in the film, Vijay also wrote its story, scripted its screenplay, penned its dialogues, and directed it as well. This was quite a responsibility on young Anand's shoulders. But he came through all of it beautifully.

The movie with black-market ticket sales as background had a scene in it where many dignitaries appeared. The occasion was the premiere of Mehboob Khan's masterpiece "Mother India" at Liberty in Mumbai. A list of these film personalities who were attending the premiere was impressive. Here were they: Kum Kum, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt, Naaz, Nadira, Nargis, Naseem, Nimmi, Shammi, Anwar Hussain, Dilip Kumar, Guru Dutt, Kanhaiya Lal, Kishore Kumar, Mehboob Khan, Mohd. Rafi, Mukri, Raaj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Sheikh Mukhtar, Sohrab Modi, Surendra, and Yakub.

This movie boasted some of the best work of Burmanda. With Shailendra penning beautiful lyrics Burmanda composed several melodious songs. Geetaji had two beautiful duets. But star of the show was Rafi Saab. He had three solos and a duet with Geetaji. I sometimes wonder whether Rafi Saab’s voice was this sweet ever. Then again, Rafi Saab did many such melodious songs throughout his career. But especially the two songs "O Ho Ho Ho Khoya Chaand" (beautifully picturized on Dev) and "Apni Toh Har Aah" are just out of this world. My own favorite of the album is the unbelievably honeyed lovely, "Apni Toh". You can hear this song over and over again and never get tired of it. The listening experience transcends the soul into a quiet soothing bliss. Love ya Burmanda and love ya Rafi Saab...

In the song “Sambhaalo” the male voice initially sounded as if it may have been RD’s. But he was not in the credits of the film. SD’s assistant for this film was Jaidevji.

I am uploading all songs from this film and a few instrumentals in three back-to-back posts. The first two posts contain the songs and a couple of instrumentals. The third post is all instrumentals. Here are these beautiful songs starting in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Kala Bazar (1960)"...

Here are the rest of the songs, some music clips, and a couple of instrumentals of the song "O Ho Ho" from the film...
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Few Instrumentals of the Song "O Ho Ho" from "Kala Bazar (1960)"...

Here are a few more music clips of the popular song "O Ho Ho Ho Khoya Khoya Chaand" from the film...
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(Anand Bakshi) Hum Ek Hain (1969)

I am uploading below a couple of songs from this film. It seems like I am missing at least three more songs. These are shown in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share with rest of us these songs and if there are any additional ones from this film. Thank you very much.

Also, it appears like Mukesh's song is incomplete. Once again, I am requesting members to share its full version if one exists. Thank you again.

Here are the two songs I have...
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Kala Aadmi (1960)

In this predictable suspense drama the cigarette smoking machine Ashok Kumar romances a young woman, dances with her on the floor, croons a song, and even fights with baddies scaling up tall structures. I have not seen this type of Dadamoni before.

Dattaram's music is fair to average. He was assisted by Sebastian. Only Mukeshji's song, "Dil Dhoondhta Hai", rises slightly above the average. Here is this and rest of the songs from this film...
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(Majrooh) Aarti (1962)

This entire film revolves around Meena Kumari who played the title character. Ashok Kumar, whom you will never see without a cigarette in his hand, played a doctor and rejected lover who was earlier engaged to Meena and is bent on making her life miserable. Pradeep Kumar played the role of a poet and the one who marries Meena. The movie begins with lot of promise but soon degenerates into a routine drama where Meena is abandoned by everyone. Then there is too much unnecessary comedy that does not fit well into the movie and interferes with the proceedings. If not for its beautifully composed songs the film leaves one with disappointment that what it could have been.

Music by Roshan Saab is beautifully superb. There are many good songs in the film. Most of them became very popular. The song “Kabhi Toh Milegi” appears four times in the movie. The second and third appearances repeat beginnings of the song heard earlier but the fourth one is different. I am uploading these two versions here. The other song by Lata, “Baney Ho Ek Khaak Se” is also fine to listen to. Her both duets with Rafi Saab also stand out. But the song of the album is Rafi Saab’s beautiful rendering of the song “Ab Kya Misaal Doon”. The song’s sweetness is heightened by the fabulous lyrics penned by Majrooh Saab. I am uploading these and the other songs of the film plus various version songs in two back-to-back posts.

Here are the songs in the first post…
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A Few Version Songs of Songs From the Film "Aarti (1962)"...

Here are a few version songs and an instrumental of the songs from this film...
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(Rajinder Krishan) Barkha (1959)

Actor Jagdeep heads the cast of this film dealing with the familiar plot of a rural setting where a bad zamindar subjects poor to misery and suffering. Jagdeep who started as a child artiste and acted in nearly 400 movies was in AVM’s earlier 1957 hit film “Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke”. The owners of AVM immediately signed him for multiple films. As part of this he appeared in another 1957 film for them, “Bhabhi”, in an adult role. It was a super hit. He appeared either as the leading man or in an important role in quick succession for their films. These were 1959 “Baap Bete”, this film “Barkha”, and the 1960 “Bindiya”. However Jagdeep did not stay as a leading man and serious actor for too long as he later found his niche and success as a comedian.

The dramas AVM produced in those times all have similar plots. Very seldom their subjects changed. Either Madan Mohanji or Chitraguptji were the music directors for these films. Rajinder Krishanji was a constant for all the films and was in charge of penning the lyrics for the songs. This movie may have been okay for the times it was produced but it was difficult to watch it in today’s constantly changing times.

There are several good songs in the film. The duet of Lataji and Mukeshji, “Ek Raat Mein”, and Lataji’s solo “Tadpaaoge” were chartbusters. The song “Sur Badle” appears four times in the film. First three have different “antaras” but the fourth one is simply a repetition of the “mukhda”. However it has some music preceding it. I am uploading all four versions of this song and others here in two back-to-back posts.

Here is the first set of songs…
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Concluding Songs from "Barkha (1959)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this movie...
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(Shailendra) Masoom (1960)

This movie tells travails of three orphaned children, two boys and a girl, all very young. The story unfolds as the older boy tries to find suitable places for his younger brother and little sister. For a change, this movie shows that there are many people out there who are willing to extend a helping hand.

Robin Banerjee’s music is one of the highlights of the movie. It starts with beautiful title music and in the span of two plus hours sprinkles some fine songs around. A couple of songs from the film became extremely popular. These were “Humein Unn Raahon Par” and Ranu Mukherjee’s lovely “Naani Teri” (music for this song was composed by Hemantda). Subir Sen’s voice in the song “Humein” is deadpan for Hemantda’s. Even intense hearing does not give any clues that it is not Hemantda singing but it is Subir Sen. Incidentally there is a question about the female singer of the duet “Tu Prem Nagar”. Many sources list Sudha Malhotra as the singer. But I have also seen the song attributed to Sabita Banerjee. The DVD titles don’t help here. It omitted listing credits of all the playback singers. I am requesting members with Geet Kosh to please help clarify this. Many thanks.

Apart from the two popular songs mentioned above, I have another favorite from this film. It is Suman Kalyanpur’s song “Nanhi Si Gudiya”. Beautifully composed, the song was passionately sung by Sumanji. It lingers in your thoughts for a while.

Some of the songs have faint hum in the background that I could not get rid of. For this reason I am uploading all the songs at a lower bit rate. Here are these…
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(Anand Bakshi) Jeene Ki Raah (1969)

This film was produced and directed by L.V. Prasad. It was based on the 1953 Telugu hit “Brathuku Theruvu”. In spite of many inconsistencies in the plot and absurdities in the story, the movie became a winner thanks mainly on its hit music. Laxmikant & Pyarelal grabbed a Filmfare Award as the Best Composers for their score. This was a repeat for LP who were also the recipient of the same award for Prasad’s “Milan” only two years earlier. Lataji was adjudged as the Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage”.

Many of the songs are repeated in the film. “Badi Mastaani” appears three times, all three different versions. “Chanda Ko” appears twice. “Ek Banjaara” also appears twice even though the second one is a repeat. Except it is preceded by some music and Rafi Saab’s humming.

I am uploading these and other songs plus a couple of version songs and a few instrumentals in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set of songs…
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Some Specials of Songs from "Jeene Ki Raah (1969)"...

I am uploading below a couple of version songs and a few instrumentals of the songs from this film. Here are they...
Parchy
Hello Swarapriya,
Words are not adequate to convey the immense thanks due to you from all members, and I convey my sincere gratitude for all your uploads.

Your superb well organized collection provides the tenets for an in-depth study of the history of Indian music. The uploading of additional specials from other renowned musicians and singers provides the environment to foster artistic development.

Thank you for sharing your collection and for taking the trouble to make this available to everyone.

I am especially very grateful to you.
Regards,
Parchy
swarapriya
QUOTE(Parchy @ Oct 11 2015, 11:32 AM) *

Hello Swarapriya,
Words are not adequate to convey the immense thanks due to you from all members, and I convey my sincere gratitude for all your uploads.

Your superb well organized collection provides the tenets for an in-depth study of the history of Indian music. The uploading of additional specials from other renowned musicians and singers provides the environment to foster artistic development.

Thank you for sharing your collection and for taking the trouble to make this available to everyone.

I am especially very grateful to you.
Regards,
Parchy


Parchy,

Your words have deeply touched my heart. Thank you kindly for such eloquent expression. An occasional recognition, albeit rare in these columns, is enough for you to move forward as you know that you have made a difference that has left an indelible mark on others.

Many cheers to you,
Swarapriya


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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Mera Ghar Mere Bachche (1960)

This family drama was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi. He also had a major role in the film. Naaz who acted in a handful of films as a child artiste grew old enough that she was given an adult role in this film for the first time. She married later her costar in the film, Subiraj.

One of the highlights of the film was its music. This is rare in the sense we don’t see or get to hear too many songs composed by Sardar Malik (see his photo below when he was young). He should have had more recognition for his work that he never received. His 1960 “Saranga” was a milestone in his career that also came same year as this film. Hindi film world that way is very strange. Even though Malik Saab was trained as a dancer, singer, and musician and started his career with the film “Renuka” in 1947 as a composer, his entire film production was limited to about 30 films.

“Saranga” had around 20 songs, some of very longer duration and some of shorter duration. Many songs from this film became popular, especially the two solos by Mukeshji, “Haan Deewaana Hoon Main” and “Saranga Teri Yaad Mein”. Apart from the glory of “Saranga” Malik Saab’s some other unforgettable songs include “Bahaaron Ki Duniya” from the 1953 film “Laila Majnu”, “Aye Gham-E-Dil Kya Karoon” from “Thokar”, again a 1953 film, “Main Ghareebon Ka Dil Hoon” from the film “Aab-E-Hayat (1955)”, “Hui Yeh Hum Se Naadaani” from “Chor Bazar (1954)”, “Sunn Chaand Meri Yeh Daastaan” from “Naag Jyoti (1963)”, and a few others.

Sardar Malik was married to the sister of Hasrat Jaipuri, who wrote lyrics for the songs of this film. One of the bright spots in Malik Saab’s life was his son Anu who carved himself a very successful career as a music director. Senior Malik passed away in 2006 but not before seeing the success his son was enjoying. Anu Malik rose to prominence in 90’s and is still very much visible in TV shows and as a composer for an occasional movie. Anu also has two other brothers Abu and Daboo. Daboo also gave music to few films.

This movie has several good songs. All duets, Ashaji’s solos, and Mukeshji’s solos standout. My favorite solo of the movie is “Ek Tum Nahin Ho” and the duet is “Bahaaron Se Poochho”. Here are these and the rest of the songs from this film…
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(Majrooh) Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)

A clumsy screenplay and inept direction turns what should have been a good movie into a mediocre one. This in spite of hauntingly melodious music by Burmanda and an endearing performance by Waheeda. She looked simply stunning and charming and at the same time gave a winning performance as a tormented woman accused of murder and was convinced that she indeed did commit the crime. Dev looking as stylish as ever, smoking pipe, played an attorney bent on proving Waheeda’s innocence. Yet all this could not gel together to come up with a good watching experience.

As mentioned earlier music is one of the saving graces of the film. Burmanda was assisted by RD and with the combination of Majrooh Saab penning lyrics they came up with several catchy songs. Of all the songs the chartbuster was both versions of “Na Tum Humein Jaano”. Especially Hemantda’s deep voice suits the haunting melody of the song so well. It leaves one with the pleasure of an unforgettable listening experience.

I am uploading all songs and some specials plus various instrumentals in four back-to-back posts. The first two posts give the songs from the film. The next two posts give a couple of specials and several instrumentals.

Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)"...

Here are the rest of the songs and some music clips from this film...
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A Few Instrumentals of "Na Tum" Song From "Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)"...

Here are a couple of specials and a few instrumentals of the song "Na Tum Humein Jaano"...
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Concluding Instrumentals of "Na Tum" Song From "Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)"...

Here are a few more instrumentals of the popular song "Na Tum Humein Jaano" from the film...
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(Rajinder Krishan) Chacha Zindabad (1959)

The combination of Madan Mohan ji, Rajinder Krishan ji, Lata ji, and Kishoreda always produced beautiful results. That Lata ji sang some of her best songs for Mohan Saab is a well-known fact. Interestingly Kishoreda’s association with Madan ji also produced some memorable songs.

The association between Madan Mohan ji and Kishoreda goes a long way back. It started with Madan Mohan ji's second film as a composer, "Ada", released in 1951. The last film they worked together was in Chetan Anand's movie "Sahib Bahadur" released in 1975, a remake of Dev's "Afsar (1950)" which was also directed by Chetan Anand. Altogether they worked in 17 films producing several outstandingly beautiful songs. Some of the standout solos include "Dil Dil Se Mila Kar Dekho" in "Memsahib (1956)", "Aye Haseenon Naazneenon" from this film, "Zaroorat Hai Zaroorat Hai" from "Man-Mauji (1962)", "Simti Si Sharmaai Si" from "Parwana (1971)", and "Raahi Tha Main Aawaara" from "Sahib Bahadur (1975)". Interestingly, for many of these films Rajinder Krishan ji was the lyricist, who was Mohan ji's favorite.

There are several beautiful tracks in this album. Almost all songs were chartbusters making this one of the finest music Madan ji composed for a film. Apart from Kishoreda's song mentioned earlier ("Aye Haseenon") I have two more favorites in this album. One of them is Lata ji's mellifluous "Bairan Neend Na Aaye" and the other is the outstanding duet by Lata and Mannada, "Preetam Daras Dikhaao". I want to mention about another beautiful song “Des Chhudaaye”. This song showcases the versatility of Kishoreda as an actor and singer. He changes his voice so many times for this song and in the scene from the movie enacts every bit as dictated by the song. Simply amazing and utterly astonishing talent. This was one of the better films of Kishoreda where the comedy and the story together were cleverly combined.

I am uploading all songs of this popular musical in two back-to-back posts. Here is a description of these songs and the songs themselves in the first post...
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