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Songs from "Bandini (1963)"...

Here are the beautiful songs from "Bandini"...
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A Few Specials and Instrumentals of Songs from "Bandini (1963)"...

Here are a couple of specials and a few instrumentals of the songs from "Bandini:...
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(Anand Bakshi) Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)

Zeenat Aman made a sensational appearance in this movie auguring a new era of womanhood in Bombay filmdom. Never before this film had the audience seen in a Hindi movie a woman puffing smoke and enjoying the company of drug addicts. In Raj Kapoor’s classic film “Shree 420 (1955)”, Nadira smoked a cigarette, but she was showing off fashionable elegance. In this movie, Zeenat was showing an indifferent irreverence towards anything so called decent life loving norms humans believe in. She put on quite a convincing show. The kudos and tributes go to the director of the movie, Dev Anand.

This was Dev's second movie as a director. After the miserable flop of his first directorial venture “Prem Pujari (1970)”, Dev was looking to reprieve himself by coming up with something unforgettable. That he did with this movie about pop culture and its effect and consequences on people’s lives. The movie was based on Dev’s own story idea. For Dev, this smashing success will elude for the rest of his career. He was never able to repeat the similar spectacular success he enjoyed with this film.

Another contributing factor for the success of the movie was R.D. Burman's mesmerizing music. Dev rightfully chose RD, instead of RD’s father SD who was his regular, to compose the music for the film. RD responded with a bang by providing unforgettable music that was full of heat and beat. The song "Dum Maaro" became an instant cult phenomenon. Huffing and puffing, Asha breathes life into the song making it an unforgettable high of listening experience. The oomph, the "mast", it is all there. It is simply an unforgettable lovely.

Sometime back I was in attendance at one of Asha's concerts. She recited the story that the song "Dum Maaro" almost didn't make it. Dev Anand wanted to scrap it thinking that it will project a wrong image and may be not necessary to the proceedings of the story. But better senses prevailed. The song did remain in the movie and became such an integral part of the story. Asha won the Best Female Singer Award for the song from Filmfare.

Zeenat was not the first actress of choice for the role she played in the movie. Several others were considered including Mumtaz. But Mumtaz wanted to play the part of the leading lady opposite Dev. Then the role was offered to Zeenat which she readily accepted. For her stunning performance, Zeenat earned the Best Support Actress Award from Filmfare magazine. She also won the BFJA Award as the Best Actress.

While making the movie, Dev went to court to have Mumtaz available for shooting of the film in Nepal. She was a busy actress during this time and producers did not want her to go on an extended period of time without honoring her other commitments. When they tried to stop, Dev went to the court and got a verdict in his favor. The movie was shot without further hitch.

I am uploading all songs of this film, a few music clips, some specials, and a number of instrumentals in five back-to-back postings. The first set of songs start in the next post...



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Songs from "Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)"...

Here are the hits songs from "Hare Rama Hare Krishna"...
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Music Clips from "Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)"...

Here are few music clips from this pop cultural hit film...
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Few Version Songs from "Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)"...

Here are a few version songs from the film...

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Few Instrumentals of the Songs from "Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)"...

Here are a few instrumentals of the songs from the film...
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More Instrumentals of the Songs from "Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)"...

Here are a few more instrumentals...
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Sanjh aur Savera (1964)

It is strange to see Hrishida get into this kind of a family drama, a trademark trait of many movies from South during that period. But again Hrishida did direct one film for AVM Productions in 1961, “Chhaya”. He may have seen the movies AVM as well as others like Gemini were making when he was working in the South. Whatever the reasons are, this one is unlike any of Hrishida’s movies. Unfortunately, it was an utterly forgettable film except for its beautiful music by Shankar & Jaikishan.

The movie had Guru Dutt paired opposite Meena Kumari, but he hardly had anything to do in the film. It was all Meenaji’s movie. Mahmood had a bigger role than Guru. This also happened to be Guru’s last film. In the month of October of the same year he passed away. So young, so much promise, such an explosive potential. All gone even though he left behind several nugget like movies as his heritage forever to remember.

As mentioned earlier, the one thing that is outstanding about this movie is its music. Most songs, especially the title song, became very popular. But for me song of the album is the duet by Sumanji and Rafi Saab, “Aj Hoon Naa Aaye”. S&J seldom forayed into the classical or semi-classical genre of music. Whenever they did, the results have been outstanding. Here with this song the result was no different. Magnificent composition and melodious singing by both the principles make it an unforgettable listening experience.

I am uploading this and other songs from the film and a few music clips in two back-to-back posts. Here are the songs from the film in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Sanjh aur Savera (1964)"...

Here are a few music clips and a couple of specials of the songs from this film...
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(Majrooh) Abhilasha (1968)

This is not a good movie. Even though the story tries hard to come up with unexpected turns, it is so poorly directed that one loses interest. On the top of it, the hero as played by Sanjay Khan, simply a dud. He just cannot emote. He has that one solid expression and I wonder how he was able to fool moviegoers even with the mediocre career. He should have gotten a cue from two masters of acting, Meena Kumari and Rehman who were his parents in this film. Meenaji was always on the heavy side but she always compensated it with her beautiful face, pathos ridden acting, and great dialogue delivery. In this film it appeared like there was something missing in her performance.

In spite of all this, RD who was its music director, and Majrooh Saab, the lyricist try desperately to make the film passable. Both of them succeeded in their departments but it did not help the film recover any of its investment.

There are several popular songs in the film. Song of the album is Rafi Saab version of “Waadiyaan”. Simply a knock out. I am uploading this and other songs from the film, few music clips, and a few instrumentals in two back-to-back posts. Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Abhilasha (1968)"...

Here are a few music clips and some instrumentals of "Waadiyaan" from the film...
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(Rajinder Krishan) Aao Pyar Karen (1964)

As the head of Filmistan, S. Mukherjee was famous for making hit musicals even with thin storylines. Then he started Filmalaya and struck gold with his first movie “Dil Deke Dekho” in 1959. His next big success was with the 1960 hit “Love in Simla” in which he introduced his son Joy Mukherjee. That movie also introduced Sadhana and the director R.K. Nayyar. After these successes it was mostly downhill for him. He could never recapture the glorious days he enjoyed as the head of Filmistan. This movie produced by him also starred his son Joy Mukherjee and was directed by Nayyar. The music for the film was composed by Usha Khanna, who was introduced in “Dil Deke Dekho”.

The problem with this film was that not only it had non-existent story, but awkward screenplay, and ineptitude direction. For example, our hero suddenly finds that he has skills of a matador and participates in a bull fight. He saves his girlfriend from the bull as well as from a bully. No explanation how he magically acquires these powers because it was suggested he grew up in an orphanage.

This film had Sanjeev Kumar in a supporting role. Earlier he appeared in a brief role in “Hum Hindustani (1960)”, another S. Mukherjee vehicle. “Aao Pyar Karen” was his second movie. He appeared in the film under the name “Sanjay”. He went onto win several awards in his career including two National Film Awards as the Best Actor.

Mac Mohan, who also had a supporting role in this film, burst into Hindi films with not one, or two, but three in 1964. He used “Brij Mohan” as his name in all these three films. These were “Cha Cha Cha”, “Haqeeqat”, and this film “Aao Pyar Karen”. He used either Brij Mohan or Mac Mohan in a few subsequent films before he settled down for good with the name “Mac Mohan”. He appeared in 260+ movies. One of his famous roles was as Samba in the 1975 blockbuster “Sholay”.

The only saving grace of the film was its music by the incomparable Usha Khannaji. The movie has a total of 12 songs, mostly sung by either Lataji or Rafi Saab. I am uploading all these in two back-to-back posts. Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Aao Pyar Karen (1964)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this fine album...
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(Shailendra) Begaana (1963)

These songs were downloaded from a poor quality (audio as well as video) DVD. For that reason I am uploading them at a lower bit rate. The DVD was missing two songs; “Aaye Gayo” and “Aye Saagar”. There was another “Begaana” movie that was released in 1986 which also starred Dharmendra. I searched that film to see whether these two missing songs could be from that. They are not. So I am uploading these two songs here. My source for both of them was audio only videos.

Here are the songs from the film…
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sangeet ka safar
thanks post ever green song
dhall
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QUOTE(surhall @ Oct 28 2017, 10:50 AM) *

sangeet ka safar
thanks post ever green song
dhall


As always, thank you very much Dhall Ji. Cheers.

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(Anand Bakshi) Haseenon ka Devta (1971)

Ravikant Nagaich who directed this film made a splash with his first venture in Hindi, the 1967 “Farz”. That movie gave a boost to the careers of Babita and Jeetendra. A noted cinematographer of several films from south, he went onto make around 25 films in Hindi. He enjoyed an occasional hit but suffered with several misses. This film fits the latter category. It is a totally nonsensical movie that has very transparent storyline and was handled absurdly. Its title does not make any sense because the hero does not have any romantic inklings except for his professed love for the heroine.

Here are the songs from the film…
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Suhagan (1964)

This movie was a remake of the 1962 Tamil hit “Sarada”. It was also remade in Telugu in 1965 as “Sumangali”. The film in Hindi was a modest success mainly because of its beautiful music by Madan Mohanji. Mohanji who worked mostly with either Rajinder Krishanji or Raja Mehdi Ali Khan Saab decided to try his hands with Jaipuri Saab this time. This first collaboration of theirs yielded beautiful results. They went onto work later in four additional movies.

Both duets from the film became popular, especially the one by Lataji and Manna Da. “Ek Baat” is another typical melodious song Lata sang for Madanji. My favorite of the album is Rafi Saab’s “Tu Mere Saamne Hai”.

I am uploading above and the rest of the songs including a couple of specials below. Here are they…
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(Majrooh) Aulad (1968)

This movie deals with two siblings whose lives are complicated because an unrelated rich woman loses her son in a mela. It has some moments but in the end it becomes a routine drama. Generally reliable Chitaguptji’s music disappoints. The pairing of Babita and Jeetendra who scored big with the 1967 blockbuster “Farz” does not help the proceedings.

Here are the songs from the film…
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(Rajinder Krishan) Jahan Ara (1964)

Here is another great album from the combination of Madan Mohanji and Rajinder Krishan. Each time they got together, the result was a smashing success. They collaborated in 35 plus movies, almost one-third of Madan Maohan's albums, resulting in about to 350 songs. The songs from this album are a typical example of how successful this team of two has been. This time, along with his other favorites like Lata and Rafi Saab, Mohan Saab utilizes talents of Talatji and the results are as silkenly smooth as Talatji's voice.

A note about the song “Haal-E-Dil”. The very same year “Jahan Ara” was released, in 1964, so was Kidar Sharma’s “Fariyaad”. There is almost similar song in this movie sung by Suman Klayanpur and penned by Sharmaji himself. The song was “Haal-E-Dil Yoon Unhen Sunaaya Na Gaya.” The difference is “Na” in Fariyaad’s song. It may be an interesting coincidence. I also ran into similar sounding song by Ashaji “Phir Wohi Shaam Phir Wohi Gham”. Talatji’s song in this film begins as “Phir Wohi Shaam Wohi Gham”.

Couple of another notes about two songs that were not included in the released version of “Jahan Ara”. One of this, “Tum Juda Ho Kar” sung by Talatji was later released by Sanjeev Kohli, son of Madan Mohanji, as part of his unreleased collection. However, the song sung by all four Mangeshkar sisters “Kabhi Aankhon Mein” was never released. This may be the only song all four sisters sang together.

In spite of its good cast and unforgettable music the movie flopped. Even though it was a historical drama, the first time director was not able to handle it properly. What should have been a gripping story, under his inept handling became almost a dud and incoherent drama.

I am uploading the songs from the film in two back-to-back posts. Here is a description of the songs in the first post and the songs themselves...
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Concluding Songs from "Jahan Ara (1964)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this fine album...
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(Shailendra) Dil Ek Mandir (1963)

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...mp;#entry751740



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(Anand Bakshi) Lagan (1971)

This is another family drama that has gone astray. It tells the story of a woman who suffers mean spirited cruelty in the hands of her husband. Yet she worships him and takes his side when everyone is against him. How can one person can take so much abuse and tolerate all kinds of pain inflicted by her spouse? Simply unbearable to watch.

By the way Parikshit Sahni appears in a major role but his screen name in the film was “Ajay Sahni”. Nutan as the suffering wife was awfully photographed and looked very sick. I am pretty sure this was not part of her act.

LP composed the music to the lyrics penned by Bakshi Saab. One of the songs lifts the otherwise so so music. It is Lataji’s song, the lori “Palkon ke Dwaare”. The sweetness in her melodious voice and the quiver she adds make its listening an unforgettable lingering experience.

There is one song I am including here which was not in the movie. “Toote Toh Toote” according to various listings in the videos available over internet is from this film but not included in the released version.

Here are the songs…
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Ziddi (1964)

Here is another case of how beautiful music can lift an ordinary story that has an insensitive hero in the lead and too much repetitive comedy. Almost all songs are good with “Ye Meri Zindagi” topping the charts. Senior Burmanda had an able assistant to help him out this time, RD. Incidentally this is the only second and the last time Burmanda and Jaipuri Saab worked together. Their previous collaboration was the 1963 hit “Tere Ghar ke Samne”. It is too bad they did not get together for more such movie musicals.

I am uploading all songs from this fine musical album in two back-to-back posts. Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Ziddi (1964)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this beautiful album...
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(Majrooh) Baharon ki Manzil (1968)

I was really enthused to watch this film as several reviews gave it high marks. Well. The movie certainly did not meet my expectations. Few minutes into the movie one can easily guess what is going on. With the element of suspense gone, the movie became routine to me as it was supposed to be a suspense thriller.

The songs scattered across the length of the film, all sung by Lataji, are about average except for “Nigaahen”. Here is this and other songs from the film…
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(Rajinder Krishan) Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964)

This is another forgettable routine family drama from AVM Studios. One of the highlights of the film is that the Great character actor from South, S.V. Ranga Rao, had a significant role as the patriarch of the household. Interestingly Balraj Sahni plays his faithful servant.

There are only few songs in the film but two of them are worth mentioning. Lataji’s solo “Krishna” is beautiful. She probably has done these type of songs a whole bunch of times but cannot deny its loving sweetness the way she sang it. The other is a duet Lataji sang with P.B. Srinivas, another veteran singer of many films from the South. In real life he could speak several languages. Even though he was Telugu by birth he sang most songs in Kannada films. The duet “Chanda Se” along with Lataji’s solo “Krishna” were two very popular songs from the film.

Here are these and other songs from this film…
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(Shailendra) Ek Dil Sau Afsane (1963)

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;#entry751769


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(Anand Bakshi) Lakhon Mein Ek (1971)

This film was a remake of the 1968 Tamil hit “Ethir Neechal”. Gemini Studios was the producer of the Hindi film. The story was written by the famous writer, producer, and director Balachander (who later directed the hit “Ek Duuje ke Liye”) from South.

Unlike most films that came from South during this period, this film was not a family drama. It was a satire. It has a powerful theme showing how people react to others based on their financial standing. Mahmood played the lead role as an innocent man who was orphaned early in his life but takes hostage in a multifamily tenancy (“Chaal”). He did a great job with many veteran Hindi actors playing different tenants. Pran had a major role.

The songs are few but they fit the bill to fill the mood of the movie. Here are these…
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Zindagi (1964)

Ramanand Sagar (later famous for the TV series “Ramayana”) wrote, produced, and directed this film for the Gemini Studios. It has all-star cast headed by Vyjayanti Mala. The whole story revolves around her, and several other characters play minor roles. Prithviraj Kapoor had a substantial role in the film.

As with most Gemini films there are many songs in this film as well. Most of them are around 3 minutes. Shankar & Jaikishan composed the music. Almost all songs became popular and several were chartbusters. I am uploading these songs in two back-to-back posts.

Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Zindagi (1964)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this popular album...

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(Majrooh) Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968)

With a razor thin storyline this movie moves sluggishly with an abundance of absurdities. Yet it was a hit film. The only reason I can think is its music. LP uses some of his old hit tunes in some songs. In spite of that there are several good songs in it. All songs by Rafi Saab and Lataji’s solo “Chalo Sajna” are examples of this. Interestingly Hrishida was in-charge of its editing.

Mumtaz in a supporting role looks pretty and slim and steals the show from everyone else around.

I am uploading all songs and a few specials in two back-to-back posts below. Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this film with beautiful solos from the Great Rafi Saab...
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sangeet ka safar

thanks post this film song
dhall
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QUOTE(surhall @ Dec 3 2017, 08:27 AM) *

sangeet ka safar

thanks post this film song
dhall



Thank you Dhallji for taking time to send in a kind word. Cheers.
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(Rajinder Krishan) Mera Qasoor Kya Hai (1964)

While watching this movie I was thinking about its title, “Mera Qasoor Kya Hai?”. That just about sums it up how I felt about the movie.

Here are the songs from this film…
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(Shailendra) Godaan (1963)

This movie was based on the great Munshi Premchandji’s acclaimed 1936 literary classic Hindi novel “Godaan”. It tells the story of a poor famer and his family who are rampantly exploited by just about everyone in the village from the priest to village elders to the zamindar. Raaj Kumar played the poor farmer who looked gaunt but never lost his inborn dignity. Kamini Kaushal played his wife, fiercely independent, who is never hesitant to express her mind about what she feels right. Both Kaushal and Kumar were magnificent in their roles. Interestingly Mahmood, who probably was close to Raaj Kumar in age, played their son in an unsympathetic role.

World famous sitar maestro Ravi Shankar composed music for the film. All songs have that rural and rustic flavor and Shankarji does a magnificent job of it. My favorite is the song by Mukeshji, “Hiya Jarat Rahe”. The titles in the DVD give Anjaan as the only lyricist. But I have a CD which gives credit to Shailendra for the song “O Bedardi”.

I am uploading these and other songs in two back-to-back posts. Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Godaan (1963)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this uniquely different album...
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(Anand Bakshi) Mr. X in Bombay (1964)

I am re-uploading these songs on request...

The music director duo Laxmikant & Pyarelal who made their stunning debut with "Parasmani" the previous year were busy giving music to several films following its unprecedented success. But the assignments came mostly for "B" grade films. Even though most films made less than average business, their music remained a strong feature in all of them. This movie was one of them. Interestingly, this very same year, LP came up with the music score for their award winning "Dosti" that propelled them to the position of ace music directors status.

This was a very poor film except for its beautiful music. The song "Mere Mehboob" is Kishoreda's one of all time classics. There are many others that are equally good in this film. I am uploading these songs in three back-to-back posts. The first post contains songs from the film from an original soundtrack album. The second post contains some specials. The third post contains several instrumentals of the song "Mere Mehboob".

Here are the songs in the first post...
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A Few Specials from "Mr. X in Bombay (1964)"...

Here are a few specials related to this film...
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Few Instrumentals of "Mere Mehboob" Song from "Mr. X in Bombay (1964)"...

Here are a few instrumentals of the song "Mere Mehboob" from the film...
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(Anand Bakshi) Main Sundar Hoon (1971)

AVM Studios produced this film based on Balachander’s 1964 Tamil hit “Server Sundaram”. Whereas the Tamil film was endearing and heartwarming somehow in translating it into Hindi it lost that appeal. The Hindi version felt more mean spirited in spite of a few poignant moments. I think this was mainly because of the way the hero of the film, Mahmood, approached it without abandoning his original style.

Shankar & Jaikishan who got their first Filmfare Award for AVM’s “Chori Chori” in 1956 are back here composing its music for the second time for the Studios. Unfortunately that freshness and bubbliness the 1956 film had seemed like a distant past in 1971. There was no song in the film that is worth mentioning or remembering. Dattaram & Sebastian were assistant music directors.

This was the only collaboration of Anand Bakshi Saab and the music directors, Shankar & Jaikishan. Jaikishan, who passed away in September 1971 at the young age of only 41, was still alive and can be seen in the film when Kishoreda and others were singing the song “Naach Meri Jaan”. Anand Bakshi Saab was also at the recording session of the song as picturized in the film.

Here are the songs…
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Concluding Songs from "Main Sundar Hoon (1971)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from the film...
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(Majrooh) Duniya Nachegi (1967)

This is another mindless movie that seemed to be a habit of starring in by the venerable Kishoreda. He is assisted here by the comedian actor Bhagwan Dada who played a Genie. Together they come up with antics making fools of anybody intelligent around.

Not only the movie is bad but even songs by LP are very forgettable. They seem to be going through the motion to complete the assignment. Raja Mhedi Ali Khan was originally signed to write lyrics but while the movie was being made he passed away. Majrooh Saab stepped in to finish the assignment. I am not sure what the breakdown of authorship for the songs is but even this seem to not matter much. Like rest of the things about this film, this was also a feeble effort.

Incidentally, LP had Manna give voice to Kishoreda in the song “Ke Jo Main”.

All songs I am uploading here came from a VCD. The audio was so so to average. Therefore, I am uploading these songs at a lower bit rate (128 KBPS).

Here are the songs…
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(Hasrat) Arzoo (1965)

After directing few movies for Gemini Studios in South and others, Ramanad Sagar decided to start his own production house. His maiden venture was this film “Arzoo”. He wrote its story, produced and directed it. It was loosely based on the 1957 American classic hit film “An Affair to Remember”. That film was remade in Hindi couple of other times; in 1980 as “Ek Baar Kaho” and in 1999 as “Mann”.

First half of “Arzoo” was shot in Kashmir where all songs except one appear breezily one after another. With beautiful Sadhana and lilting melodious music movie moves along briskly. The second half of the movie is shot in and around Delhi and melodrama takes over. However, in the end because of its songs the movie satisfies.

Lataji’s two solos and Rafi Saab’s four solos are unforgettable beauties to remember. S&J were assisted by Dattaram & Sebastian. One can see the influence Sebastian had on the songs and background music where saxophone is used extensively. Songs “Aji Rooth Kar”, “Aji Bach Kar”, “Phoolon ki Raani”, and “Bedardi Baalma” all use saxophone heavily and it makes them very pleasing to listen to.

Hasrat Jaipuri Saab was the only lyricist of the songs. Curiously Shailendraji is missing as a lyricist. Also, in the titles Balbir is given as one of the playback singers. But there was no song in his voice can be found in the DVD or in the CD. May be one of our members with “Geet Kosh” can enlighten us about this.

I am uploading all songs from the film, a few version songs, and some instrumentals in three back-to-back posts. Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Arzoo (1965)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this musical...
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Few Instrumentals of the Songs from "Arzoo (1965)"...

Here are a few instrumentals of some of the songs from the film...
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(Majrooh) Nadir Shah (1968)

Tripathiji, as the music director of the film, does it again. There are several good songs in this film with the duet “Mohammed Shah” and the solo “Sakhiya” taking the top honors.

I am unsure about the credits of the singers for the songs. I will need clarification from the members with “Geet Kosh”. In the titles Lataji, Mubarak Begum and Manna Dey are not mentioned. Yet the song “Jung” definitely belongs to Mannada. I do not have the song by Mubarak Begum, but it is mentioned in many references. The details of this song are shown in red italics in the table below. I am requesting our members to share this song if they can. Thanks.

Another anomaly. Several sources mention “Haa Haa” as sung by Lataji. Like I said her name was not mentioned in the titles. But in many references it is also attributed to Ashaji. Could the singer be Suman Kalyanpur?

Titles also give Majrooh Saab as the sole lyricist. But various references give credit to the song “Kaahe ko” to Amir Khusro as its lyricist. I am requesting our members to please kindly clarify the situation. Thanks.

Irrespective of the confusion, there is no denying that there are several sweet songs in the film. Here are they…
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(Rajinder Krishan) Pooja ke Phool (1964)

AVM remade this film from the 1961 Tamil hit “Kumudham”. The very next year it was remade in Telugu as “Manchi Manasulu”. That was also a super hit. With such track record one would expect that this film would be a box-office bonanza. For some reason or other it turned out to be a dud. One of the main reasons could be nearly 50 minutes of courtroom drama where the arguments between the prosecutor and the defense attorney did not generate any sparks. Prosecutor was played by Dada Moni and the attorney, who was his daughter in the film was played by Mala Sinha.

The only great thing going for the movie was its songs. They were composed by that Magic Master Madan Mohanji. If not for the appeal of these songs this film becomes immediately forgettable. There are many songs that are worth mentioning; several beautiful one by Lataji and at least one sparkler by Rafi Saab, a short solo “Sanam”.

Interestingly after Mohanji composed the song “Meri Aankhon Se” decided to discard it. The noted sitarist Rais Khan was introduced for the first time in this song and Pt. Shivkumar Sharmaji played santoor. The re-recorded version had no santoor interludes. The verbiage for the re-recorded song is the same but its composition is quite different. I am uploading both the unreleased earlier version and the released version in the first post.

There is another song that was not released by Madanji for this film. It is the song “Mujhe Apni”. I am including this unreleased song also in the first post. This song was replaced by a brand new one “Meow Meow” in the film.

I am uploading all songs from the film including the unreleased ones in two back-to-back posts. Here are the songs in the first post...
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