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swarapriya
Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

Here are the songs from this fine album...
swarapriya
(Shakeel) Aan (1952)

This is another winner from early 50's. "Aan" was made on a grand scale by Mehboob Khan Saab. It was one of those first full length Technicolor movies. For technical as well as financial reasons, it was shot in 16mm first, per one of our fellow members, Vijay. Later it was blown up to 35mm. This technique apparently saved the producer a bundle of money.

Dilip Saab, who played one tragic role after another until this movie, in a refreshingly welcome departure plays a lighter role. A great actor he is, this transformation from tragedy to comedy he does so effortlessly. He was absolutely entertaining as the swashbuckling hero.

In a book on Mehboob Saab, its author tells the fierce competition Mehboob Saab felt from young Raj Kapoor, the filmmaker. Remember that another great 1952 movie, “Awara"? The dream sequence picturized in that movie is still used as a yardstick even today for similar sequences in movies. For Mehboob Saab also, in a sense bigger was better. "Aan" was one of his ways of displaying pomp and showing grandeur.

Nargis was originally cast to play the leading lady in "Aan." But with Nargis firmly entrenched in Raj Kapoor's camp, she was not available. So instead of waiting for her becoming free to act in his movie, Mehboob Saab went looking for a new leading lady instead. He didn't need to go too far. He elected Nadira, his friend's daughter, to be the leading lady.

"Aan" was a runaway hit. Nadira however, in her subsequent outings as an actress, never enjoyed the same success as she did for "Aan." She did make an occasional good movie, one notable being "Julie" that fetched her Best Support Actress award from Filmfare. Incidentally, Nadira who hailed from a rich background was the first Bombay film personality to own a Rolls Royce automobile.

I am uploading songs and some extras in three back-to-back posts. The first post contains all songs from the film from an original soundtrack album. The second post contains an unreleased song of Rafi Saab and several music clips. The third post contains some of the longer versions of the songs. These songs are the same as those in the first post but have extra music either before the start of the song or after the song or sometimes both.

Here are the songs in the first post…
swarapriya
Continuing Songs from "Aan (1952)"...

Here are some musical clips and an unreleased songs from this movie...
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Aan (1952)"...

Here are some of the extended version songs from this great album...
swarapriya
(Anand Bakshi) Razia Sultana (1961)

This film boasts probably the best compositions of the music director Lachhiramji. Song after song "Razia Sultana" consists of several unforgettable ones. It is too bad that the movie is one of those very forgettable one. I am uploading songs from this film in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set...
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Razia Sultana (1961)"...

Here are the rest of the songs and some music clips from this beautiful album...
swarapriya
(Hasrat Jaipuri) Aas (1953)

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

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...4658&st=288

swarapriya
(Javed Akhtar) Shakti (1982)

Here are the songs from this album...
swarapriya
(Majrooh) Mangu (1954)

Here are the songs from this album...
swarapriya
(Rajinder Krishan) Saiyan (1951)

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

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...4658&st=143

swarapriya
(Shailendra) Mashuqa (1953)

In early 50's handsome singer Mukesh appeared in four or five films as a leading man. This was one of them. One of the unique thing about this film was Mukesh had his leading lady as Suraiya who also was a distinguished singer herself. Here are the songs of these two singing individually or together and another song , a duet by Kishoreda with Meena Kapoor...
swarapriya
(Shakeel) Ajeeb Ladki (1952)

Here are the songs from this album except for the two shown in red italics in the table below. Requesting members to share these missing songs if they can. Thanks...

Here are the rest of the songs from this album...
Achyntu
QUOTE(swarapriya @ May 14 2013, 06:55 PM) *

(Shakeel) Ajeeb Ladki (1952)

Here are the songs from this album except for the two shown in red italics in the table below. Requesting members to share these missing songs if they can. Thanks...

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


Hello Swarapriya ji, I have another song which you seem to have left out: "Do din ki zindagi mein ek baar muskuraalo" - a Rafi-Shamshad-GM Durrani trio...128kbps/3.19min. I think the song that you have mentioned "Do din ki zindagi mein dukhde hain beshumaar" is from Poonam (1952), an SJ composition. Also the song "Yeh shokh sitaare" is from the film Ek Thi Ladki (1949) composed by Vinod Eric Robert. Maybe there was a confusion due to similar film titles! smile1.gif
taiyab53
QUOTE(swarapriya @ May 14 2013, 07:55 PM) *

(Shakeel) Ajeeb Ladki (1952)

Here are the songs from this album except for the two shown in red italics in the table below. Requesting members to share these missing songs if they can. Thanks...

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

suno na logo & jaadu bhara tarana are the same song as per HFGK
taiyab
swarapriya
QUOTE(Achyntu @ May 14 2013, 11:33 AM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ May 14 2013, 06:55 PM) *

(Shakeel) Ajeeb Ladki (1952)

Here are the songs from this album except for the two shown in red italics in the table below. Requesting members to share these missing songs if they can. Thanks...

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


Hello Swarapriya ji, I have another song which you seem to have left out: "Do din ki zindagi mein ek baar muskuraalo" - a Rafi-Shamshad-GM Durrani trio...128kbps/3.19min. I think the song that you have mentioned "Do din ki zindagi mein dukhde hain beshumaar" is from Poonam (1952), an SJ composition. Also the song "Yeh shokh sitaare" is from the film Ek Thi Ladki (1949) composed by Vinod Eric Robert. Maybe there was a confusion due to similar film titles! smile1.gif


Achyntu,

You're right on both counts. And, thanks for the song. Much appreciated.

Cheers.
S
swarapriya
QUOTE(taiyab53 @ May 14 2013, 11:59 AM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ May 14 2013, 07:55 PM) *

(Shakeel) Ajeeb Ladki (1952)

Here are the songs from this album except for the two shown in red italics in the table below. Requesting members to share these missing songs if they can. Thanks...

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

suno na logo & jaadu bhara tarana are the same song as per HFGK
taiyab


Thank you Taiyab for the clarification. Cheers. -S
swarapriya
(Anand Bakshi) Warrant (1961)

Here are some of the songs from this album...
swarapriya
(Hasrat Jaipuri) Aas (1953)

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

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...4658&st=288

swarapriya
(Javed Akhtar) Betaab (1983)

Here are the songs from this popular album...
swarapriya
(Majrooh) Shama Parwana (1954)

I am uploading songs from this album in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set...
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Shama Parwana (1954)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this fine album...
swarapriya
(Rajinder Krishan) Khazana (1951)

Here are the songs from this album...
swarapriya
(Shailendra) Naya Ghar (1953)

Here are the songs from this album...
swarapriya
Dear Admin Folks,

I have uploaded songs from "Amber (1952)" in two posts yesterday. I don't see them now. What happened to them?

I don't mind uploading them again. But please look into this.

Thanks.

Cheers,
Swarapriya
swarapriya
(Anand Bakshi) Banke Sawariya (1962)

I have only a couple of songs from this album and missing a host of others that are listed in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share these songs if they can. Thanks.

Here are the two songs I have...
usrafian
QUOTE(swarapriya @ May 22 2013, 07:47 PM) *

Dear Admin Folks,

I have uploaded songs from "Amber (1952)" in two posts yesterday. I don't see them now. What happened to them?

I don't mind uploading them again. But please look into this.

Thanks.

Cheers,
Swarapriya


I couldn't login yesterday, it was showing some SQL error in server.

It seems your upload get dropped !

Kindly re-upload.

Thanks

USR

swarapriya
QUOTE(usrafian @ May 22 2013, 08:36 PM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ May 22 2013, 07:47 PM) *

Dear Admin Folks,

I have uploaded songs from "Amber (1952)" in two posts yesterday. I don't see them now. What happened to them?

I don't mind uploading them again. But please look into this.

Thanks.

Cheers,
Swarapriya


I couldn't login yesterday, it was showing some SQL error in server.

It seems your upload get dropped !

Kindly re-upload.

Thanks

USR


Will do. Cheers.

swarapriya
(Shakeel) Amber (1952)

I am uploading songs from this album in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set...
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Amber (1952)"...

Here are the rest of the songs and some music clips from this album...
swarapriya
(Hasrat Jaipuri) Anarkali (1953)

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

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...4658&st=305

swarapriya
(Javed Akhtar) Duniya (1984)

Here are the songs from this fine album...
swarapriya
(Majrooh) Waris (1954)

Here are the songs from this album...
swarapriya
(Rajinder Krishan) Sagai (1951)

Here are the songs from this album...
swarapriya
(Shailendra) Patita (1953)

This is one of the fine movies directed by Amiya Chakrabarty. It came on the heels of his award-winning and successful "Daag" from previous year. Like in "Daag", songs for this film were also composed by Shankar & Jaikishan.

Part of the success of the film was thanks to several chart busters from the film. I am uploading these in three back-to-back posts. The first post contains all songs from the film. The next two posts contain several instrumentals of the popular songs from the film.

Here are the songs in the first post...
swarapriya
Some Instrumentals of Songs from "Patita (1953)"...

Here are some instrumentals of the songs from this fine album...

swarapriya
Concluding Instrumentals of Songs from "Patita (1953)"...

Here are some more instrumentals of the popular song "Yaad Kiya"...
swarapriya
(Shakeel) Baiju Bawra (1952)

Parts of the following write up appeared in one of my earlier postings of this film in this Forum...

Baiju Bawra's music was a milestone in the film industry. It may be the most magnificent music ever composed for a film. In every song there is genius of Naushadji. In every word there is richness of lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni Saab. And there is Rafi Saab's most magnificent voice elevated to a stage that nobody ever heard before or since then. The music of this film takes you on a journey to worlds never gone or experienced before. It is sweet & bitter, melodious & melancholic and heartwarming & heart wrenching. No wonder its music was chosen recently to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema as the “Album of the Century”. This is a worthy and great honour for some of the best ever music composed for a film.

Here is a brief description of some of the personalities associated with this great film (see the attachment below for pictures of these folks)…

Vijay Bhatt

“Baiju Bawra” was produced and directed by Vijay Bhatt. The critic S.M.M. Ausaja described Bhatt’s illustrious life and times as “a man’s kaleidoscopic journey towards achieving his creative nirvana”. That just about aptly describes in one simple statement this magnificent achievement that is “Baiju Bara”. Coming from humble beginnings, Vijay Bhatt and his older brother Shankarbhai Bhatt moved to Bombay seeking theater related work. Subsequently they ended up writing screenplays for movies. Soon after this they decided to establish their own studios. They called it “Prakash Studios” and started making movies under the banner “Prakash Pictures”.

The first movie they released in 1934 was called “Actress”. This was a huge success. Then they started making movies in both Hindi and Gujarati. Some of the movies they made were “Bombay Mail (1935)”, “Challenge (1936)”, “His Highness (1937)”, “State Express (1938)”, and “Bijli (1939)”. They launched a new hero, Zakaria Khan who was a police officer, renamed him Jayant (father of that great actor Amjad Khan of “Sholay (1975)” fame), in “Bombay Mail”. Jayant also starred in all subsequent movies of Prakash Pictures through 1939. Almost all these movies were financially successful.

Vijay Bhatt brought in Babubhai Mistry, a poster painter, to do trick shots for one of his movies called “Dreamland (1936)”. Bhatt made “Leatherface” in 1939 and introduced a child artiste named Mehajabeen. The child artiste grew up to be the great actress Meena Kumari.

When Bhatt visited Mahatma Gandhi at his ashram, Mahatma suggested that Bhatt make a movie on the Gujarati saint and poet Narsi Mehta. As a result he made “Narsi Bhagat” in 1940 both in Gujarati as well as Hindi. The movie became a huge hit. Buoyed by the success of “Narsi Bhagat” Bhatt decided to turn his attention to Hindu epics. He made several movies on Rama. These include “Bharat Milap (1942)”, “Ram Rajya (1943)”, “Rambaan (1948)”, and “Bal Ramayan (1956)”. Apparently “Ram Rajya” was the only movie Mahatma Gandhi ever saw in his entire life!

Vijay Bhatt also made historical or semi-historical dramas such as “Vikramaditya (1945)”, “Baiju Bawra (1952)”, “Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954)”, and “Angulimala (1960)”.

Bhatt also gave a major break to Naushadji. Naushadji’s debut film “Prem Nagar (1940)” was not a success. He was looking for a break when he met Vijay Bhatt. Bhatt signed him for his movie “Mala (1941)” as the music director. Subsequently Naushadji also scored music for three other Bhatt’s movies; “Dushman (1941)”, “Station Master (1942)”, and “Baiju Bawra (1952)”.

Bhatt originally planned to have Nargis and Dilip Kumar to play the lead roles in “Baiju Bawra”. But both actors were so busy that they couldn’t accommodate dates for Bhatt. Meena Kumari, whom Bhatt introduced as a child star in “Leatherface” was making mostly B-grade movies such as costume dramas or mythological movies until “Baiju”. He decided to rope in Meenaji to play the lead and signed Bharat Bhushan to play the male lead opposite her.

Bhatt was also instrumental in giving a boost to the careers of Rajendra Kumar (“Goonj Uthi Shehnnai (1958)”) and Manoj Kumar (“Hariyali Aur Rasta (1962)”).

Vijay Bhatt was active making movies for a long time. His last directorial venture was “Heera Aur Patthar” made in 1977. He was 86 when he passed away in 1993.

Naushad

Naushad was already an established and a well-known music director by the time he was signed to provide music for “Baiju Bawra”. He already gave music to some 30+ movies by that time. Most of these movies had many popular songs that are remembered even today. In his lifetime Naushadji gave music to 74 movies. By the time he was signed up to provide music for “Baiju” he already had 43% of his career work completed. “Baiju Bawra” turned out to be his monumental achievement. He garnered Filmfare’s Best Music Director award for his work. It turns out that this was the only movie for which he got this award. Naushadji was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke Awards.

Shakeel Badayuni

Shakeel Badayuni was a romantic lyricist at heart. When he was introduced to Naushadji in mid-1940’s he signed Shakeel Saab to write lyrics for his next movie, “Dard (1947)”. The songs of the movie became a huge success and Badayuni Saab arrived. In his lifetime, he wrote songs for about 60 plus movies, most of them for Naushadji. He received Filmfare award as the Best Lyricist three years in a row, in 1961 for “Chaudhvin Ka Chand”, in 1962 for “Gharana”, and in 1963 for “Bees Saal Baad”.

Ustad Amir Khan

Ustad Amir Khan who sang several beautiful classical songs in the movie acted as an advisor for Naushadji. Ustad was born in a family of musicians but as he grew older developed his own singing style. He had many disciples during his lifetime and was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and the Sangeet Natak Academy Awards.

D.V. Paluskar

D.V. Paluskar (known to his close friends as Bapurao), who was part of the jugalbandi with Ustad Amir Khan in “Baiju Bawra”, was a Hindustani classical vocalist and a bhajan singer. Considered a child prodigy, Paluskar passed away at the very young age of 34.

Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari turned her career around with “Baiju”. She received the Best Actress award from Filmfare for her role in the movie. She repeated this very next year with her performance in Bimal Roy’s “Parineeta (1953)”. She won the award twice more, one for the role of Chhoti Bahu in Guru Dutt’s “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)” and later for “Kaajal (1965)”. After “Baiju” there was no turning back for Meenaji. One after another she portrayed some magnificent roles and established herself as the queen of tragedy. Marred with personal life tragedies, she passed away at the young age of 39.

Bharat Bhushan

Bharat Bhushan struggled early as an actor but “Baiju” established himself as someone worth noticing. Even though he did manage to make an occasional good movie, such as “Basant Bahar (1956)” and “Mirza Ghalib (1954)”, Bhushan was never able to achieve the heights he scaled with “Baiju”.

It is the culmination of so many talented people that created this musical extravaganza called “Baiju Bawra” …

I am uploading songs from this great album and instrumentals of some of the songs from this album in six back-to-back posts. The first three posts contain songs from the film. The last three posts contain several instrumentals.
swarapriya
Baiju Bawra (1952) - Post 1 of 6

Here are the songs in this post...
swarapriya
Baiju Bawra (1952) - Post 2 of 6

Here are more songs from this great album...
swarapriya
Baiju Bawra (1952) - Post 3 of 6

This post contains some specials...
swarapriya
Baiju Bawra (1952) - Post 4 of 6

Here are some of the instrumentals of the popular songs from the album...
swarapriya
Baiju Bawra (1952) - Post 5 of 6

Here are instrumentals of the song "Mohe Bhool Gaye"...

swarapriya
Baiju Bawra (1952) - Post 6 of 6

This final post consists of some more instrumentals of the popular songs from this film...
Sukesh Hoogan
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Dec 13 2012, 01:48 PM) *

(Hasrat Jaipuri) Barsaat (1949)

Most of the following write up appeared in my earlier posting of songs from this film....

Raj Kapoor was just 25 year old when he made “Barsaat (1949)”. His first directorial venture, “Aag (1948)”, even though was not a financial success, established him as someone to whom people will be looking forward to in future movies for the style and showmanship that movie showed glimpses of. Raj didn’t disappoint his fans and critics.

“Barsaat” in more ways than one was trailblazing. It introduced a new actress to the Hindi screen, Nimmi. It was shot mostly outdoors in Kashmir and its surrounding places. It introduced a pair of music directors, Shankar & Jaikishan. It introduced a pair of lyricists, Shailendra & Hasrat Jaipuri. It catapulted Lata Mangeshkar, who sang 10 out of 11 songs (both solos and duets) in the movie that enabled her to compete for the number one female playback singer position with Geeta Roy who was the reigning singing nightingale at that time. It consolidated Nargis & Raj Kapoor as the hottest romantic pair of the Indian screen.

The music director Shankar had passion for tabla. Though he learnt fundamentals from known ustads of that time, it was through tireless practice and undeterred determination he was able to master fundamentals of good music. Jaikishan on the other hand loved playing harmonium. Shankar and Jaikishan met at a musical gathering and formed a strong bond of friendship even though Shankar was 10 years senior to Jaikishan. At that time Shankar was working for Prithvi Theater doing odd jobs including acting. He introduced Jaikishan to Prithviraj and was hired to work together with Shankar. They later worked as assistants to the music director duo Husnlal & Bhagatram. When Raj Kapoor was contemplating to make “Aag”, Prithviraj recommended to Raj to hire Shankar & Jaikishan for his picture. But Raj already signed Ram Ganguly to provide the music. Shankar & Jaikishan along with Dattaram assisted Ganguly in music for “Aag”. When the time came to film “Barsaat”, Raj decided to offer the music direction duties to Shankar & Jaikishan. With that the famous music team of Shankar & Jaikishan was born.

Hasrat Jaipuri was working as a bus conductor in Bombay while writing poetry in his spare time, as poetry was his passion. Prithviraj heard Hasrat recite some of his poems in a mushaira. Impressed, he introduced him to Raj who was launching “Barsaat”. His first recording was the song “Jiya Beqaraar Hai” the music for which was composed by Shankar. Jaikishan composed his second song, a duet, “Chhod Gaye Baalam”. Shailendra was a railway clerk in Bombay. Raj Kapoor first saw him in a public meeting where Shailendra was reciting his poems. Raj offered work for him on “Aag”. But Shailendra refused thinking he will not have creative freedom. But in a year things changed. Shailendra needed money and decided to approach Raj. Raj hired him to write songs for “Barsaat” along with Hasrat Jaipuri. He wrote two songs for the film; “Patli Kamar Hai” and the title song “Barsaat Mein”. This was the birth of the famous lyricist team of Shailendra & Hasrat Jaipuri.

The team of Shankar, Jaikishan, Hasrat Jaipuri, and Shailendra that came together to contribute their respective skills for “Barsaat” went on to make magnificent musical history by churning out one hit after another. The youthful exuberance and the effervescent blend of melody they brought to “Barsaat” continued to pervade their creations for nearly 30 years. A magnificent achievement by any standards!

I am uploading songs from this film in three back-to-back posts. The first post contains all songs from the film from an original soundtrack album. The second post contains some extended version songs and specials. The third post contains several instrumentals.

Here are the songs in the first post…


Correction

mujhe kisi se pyaar ho gayaa by Lata was penned by Jalal Malihabadi (and not by Hasrat Jaipuri).
swarapriya
QUOTE(Sukesh Hoogan @ Jul 30 2013, 09:49 PM) *


(Hasrat Jaipuri) Barsaat (1949)

Correction

mujhe kisi se pyaar ho gayaa by Lata was penned by Jalal Malihabadi (and not by Hasrat Jaipuri).


Thanks Sukeshji for pointing out the error. Cheers.
swarapriya
(Anand Bakshi) Kala Samundar (1962)

I am uploading five songs from this fine album. It seems like I am missing at least two. These are shown in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share these or any other missing songs if they can. Thanks.

Here are the songs I have, including the chart buster "Meri Tasveer Le Kar"...
usrafian
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Jul 30 2013, 12:39 PM) *

(Shakeel) Baiju Bawra (1952)

Parts of the following write up appeared in one of my earlier postings of this film in this Forum...

Baiju Bawra's music was a milestone in the film industry. It may be the most magnificent music ever composed for a film. In every song there is genius of Naushadji. In every word there is richness of lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni Saab. And there is Rafi Saab's most magnificent voice elevated to a stage that nobody ever heard before or since then. The music of this film takes you on a journey to worlds never gone or experienced before. It is sweet & bitter, melodious & melancholic and heartwarming & heart wrenching. No wonder its music was chosen recently to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema as the “Album of the Century”. This is a worthy and great honour for some of the best ever music composed for a film.

Here is a brief description of some of the personalities associated with this great film (see the attachment below for pictures of these folks)…

Vijay Bhatt

“Baiju Bawra” was produced and directed by Vijay Bhatt. The critic S.M.M. Ausaja described Bhatt’s illustrious life and times as “a man’s kaleidoscopic journey towards achieving his creative nirvana”. That just about aptly describes in one simple statement this magnificent achievement that is “Baiju Bara”. Coming from humble beginnings, Vijay Bhatt and his older brother Shankarbhai Bhatt moved to Bombay seeking theater related work. Subsequently they ended up writing screenplays for movies. Soon after this they decided to establish their own studios. They called it “Prakash Studios” and started making movies under the banner “Prakash Pictures”.

The first movie they released in 1934 was called “Actress”. This was a huge success. Then they started making movies in both Hindi and Gujarati. Some of the movies they made were “Bombay Mail (1935)”, “Challenge (1936)”, “His Highness (1937)”, “State Express (1938)”, and “Bijli (1939)”. They launched a new hero, Zakaria Khan who was a police officer, renamed him Jayant (father of that great actor Amjad Khan of “Sholay (1975)” fame), in “Bombay Mail”. Jayant also starred in all subsequent movies of Prakash Pictures through 1939. Almost all these movies were financially successful.

Vijay Bhatt brought in Babubhai Mistry, a poster painter, to do trick shots for one of his movies called “Dreamland (1936)”. Bhatt made “Leatherface” in 1939 and introduced a child artiste named Mehajabeen. The child artiste grew up to be the great actress Meena Kumari.

When Bhatt visited Mahatma Gandhi at his ashram, Mahatma suggested that Bhatt make a movie on the Gujarati saint and poet Narsi Mehta. As a result he made “Narsi Bhagat” in 1940 both in Gujarati as well as Hindi. The movie became a huge hit. Buoyed by the success of “Narsi Bhagat” Bhatt decided to turn his attention to Hindu epics. He made several movies on Rama. These include “Bharat Milap (1942)”, “Ram Rajya (1943)”, “Rambaan (1948)”, and “Bal Ramayan (1956)”. Apparently “Ram Rajya” was the only movie Mahatma Gandhi ever saw in his entire life!

Vijay Bhatt also made historical or semi-historical dramas such as “Vikramaditya (1945)”, “Baiju Bawra (1952)”, “Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954)”, and “Angulimala (1960)”.

Bhatt also gave a major break to Naushadji. Naushadji’s debut film “Prem Nagar (1940)” was not a success. He was looking for a break when he met Vijay Bhatt. Bhatt signed him for his movie “Mala (1941)” as the music director. Subsequently Naushadji also scored music for three other Bhatt’s movies; “Dushman (1941)”, “Station Master (1942)”, and “Baiju Bawra (1952)”.

Bhatt originally planned to have Nargis and Dilip Kumar to play the lead roles in “Baiju Bawra”. But both actors were so busy that they couldn’t accommodate dates for Bhatt. Meena Kumari, whom Bhatt introduced as a child star in “Leatherface” was making mostly B-grade movies such as costume dramas or mythological movies until “Baiju”. He decided to rope in Meenaji to play the lead and signed Bharat Bhushan to play the male lead opposite her.

Bhatt was also instrumental in giving a boost to the careers of Rajendra Kumar (“Goonj Uthi Shehnnai (1958)”) and Manoj Kumar (“Hariyali Aur Rasta (1962)”).

Vijay Bhatt was active making movies for a long time. His last directorial venture was “Heera Aur Patthar” made in 1977. He was 86 when he passed away in 1993.

Naushad

Naushad was already an established and a well-known music director by the time he was signed to provide music for “Baiju Bawra”. He already gave music to some 30+ movies by that time. Most of these movies had many popular songs that are remembered even today. In his lifetime Naushadji gave music to 74 movies. By the time he was signed up to provide music for “Baiju” he already had 43% of his career work completed. “Baiju Bawra” turned out to be his monumental achievement. He garnered Filmfare’s Best Music Director award for his work. It turns out that this was the only movie for which he got this award. Naushadji was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke Awards.

Shakeel Badayuni

Shakeel Badayuni was a romantic lyricist at heart. When he was introduced to Naushadji in mid-1940’s he signed Shakeel Saab to write lyrics for his next movie, “Dard (1947)”. The songs of the movie became a huge success and Badayuni Saab arrived. In his lifetime, he wrote songs for about 60 plus movies, most of them for Naushadji. He received Filmfare award as the Best Lyricist three years in a row, in 1961 for “Chaudhvin Ka Chand”, in 1962 for “Gharana”, and in 1963 for “Bees Saal Baad”.

Ustad Amir Khan

Ustad Amir Khan who sang several beautiful classical songs in the movie acted as an advisor for Naushadji. Ustad was born in a family of musicians but as he grew older developed his own singing style. He had many disciples during his lifetime and was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and the Sangeet Natak Academy Awards.

D.V. Paluskar

D.V. Paluskar (known to his close friends as Bapurao), who was part of the jugalbandi with Ustad Amir Khan in “Baiju Bawra”, was a Hindustani classical vocalist and a bhajan singer. Considered a child prodigy, Paluskar passed away at the very young age of 34.

Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari turned her career around with “Baiju”. She received the Best Actress award from Filmfare for her role in the movie. She repeated this very next year with her performance in Bimal Roy’s “Parineeta (1953)”. She won the award twice more, one for the role of Chhoti Bahu in Guru Dutt’s “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)” and later for “Kaajal (1965)”. After “Baiju” there was no turning back for Meenaji. One after another she portrayed some magnificent roles and established herself as the queen of tragedy. Marred with personal life tragedies, she passed away at the young age of 39.

Bharat Bhushan

Bharat Bhushan struggled early as an actor but “Baiju” established himself as someone worth noticing. Even though he did manage to make an occasional good movie, such as “Basant Bahar (1956)” and “Mirza Ghalib (1954)”, Bhushan was never able to achieve the heights he scaled with “Baiju”.

It is the culmination of so many talented people that created this musical extravaganza called “Baiju Bawra” …

I am uploading songs from this great album and instrumentals of some of the songs from this album in six back-to-back posts. The first three posts contain songs from the film. The last three posts contain several instrumentals.


WOW !!!

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taiyab53
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Jul 31 2013, 01:37 PM) *

(Anand Bakshi) Kala Samundar (1962)

I am uploading five songs from this fine album. It seems like I am missing at least two. These are shown in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share these or any other missing songs if they can. Thanks.

Here are the songs I have, including the chart buster "Meri Tasveer Le Kar"...

wow the system is set & as usual Swapriya is steady
here is one song from my collection from this film
enjoy
taiyab
kaala samunder-62-mohobbat karo to karo-rafi & asha-n dutta-sahir ludhyanvi-6.54 mins-192 br
swarapriya
QUOTE(taiyab53 @ Jul 31 2013, 11:25 AM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ Jul 31 2013, 01:37 PM) *

(Anand Bakshi) Kala Samundar (1962)

I am uploading five songs from this fine album. It seems like I am missing at least two. These are shown in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share these or any other missing songs if they can. Thanks.

Here are the songs I have, including the chart buster "Meri Tasveer Le Kar"...

wow the system is set & as usual Swapriya is steady
here is one song from my collection from this film
enjoy
taiyab
kaala samunder-62-mohobbat karo to karo-rafi & asha-n dutta-sahir ludhyanvi-6.54 mins-192 br


Thank you Taiyab. And as usual I can count on your assistance when needed. Cheers.
swarapriya
(Hasrat Jaipuri) Anarkali (1953)

Songs from this beautiful album were recently uploaded in this very thread. These are available starting at the following location...

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...4658&st=305

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