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(Rajinder Krishan) Shagufa (1953)

I am uploading songs from this album in two back-to-back posts. The first post contains all songs from the film. The second post contains couple of instrumentals.

Here are the songs from this album...
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Instrumentals of the Songs from "Shagufa (1953)"...

Here are a couple of instrumentals of the songs from this album...
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(Shailendra) Begunah (1956)

Shankar & Jaikishan were very busy in 1956. They had eight films released during the year, which is equivalent to three films every four months. These movies were: “Basant Bahar”, “Begunah”, “Chori Chori”, “Halaku”, “Kismet ka Khel”, “New Delhi”, “Patrani”, and “Raj Hath”.

“Begunah” was a carbon copy of Daany Kaye’s 1954 comedy hit film “Knock on Wood”. After its wide release “Begunah” with its hit songs was doing brisk business. Then Paramount Studios, who produced the English film, sued the producers of “Begunah” for unauthorized duplication. The suit went in favor of Paramount and per court order all movie boxes of “Begunah” were seized and destroyed. This was kind of unprecedented.

Among the songs Mukesh’s standout song “Aye Pyaase” became a huge hit. In the movie it was filmed in the club on the music director Jaikishan. Here is this and other songs from this album. (Incidentally Shakila’s pictures shown in the table below are not from the film.)
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(Shakeel) Sohni Mahiwal (1958)

This is another beautiful album by Naushadji. It is incredible that he along with lyricist Shakeel Badayuni Saab went on to create some unforgettably melodious songs that have left their indelible mark on the Hindi film music forever.

With so many good songs in this album it is worth mentioning the song by Mahendra Kapoor, “Chaand Chhupa”. Mahendra was selected as a winner in an “All India Singing Competition”. The competition was headed by a 5-judge committee. The judges were Anil Biswas, Vasant Desai, Madan Mohan, Naushad, and C. Ramchandra.

I am not certain whether the song by Mahendra in this film was his first one or not. According to one interview Mahendra gave, he mentioned that his first song was recorded in 1958. He did not give details however. It could have been this. But there is no denying that Mahendra rose to the occasion and had sung a superb song under the careful baton of Naushadji. I am uploading this and other songs from this album in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set of songs…
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Concluding Songs from "Sohni Mahiwal (1958)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this fine album...
swarapriya
(Anand Bakshi) Majboor (1964)

Here is an old fashioned family drama that was made so many times in 60’s and 70’s. One of the distinguishing features of this film was its music. Kalyanji & Anandji came up with great music. Laxmikant & Pyarelal once again were assistant music directors of the film.

Every song in this movie is a beauty. My favourite is Hemantda’s solo “Tumhen Jo Bhi Dekh Lega”. Outstanding lyrics for this song were penned by Indeewarji. Hemantda seemed to be a specialist in these types of songs. In his hypnotic voice the song mesmerizes you. Another beautiful song is the duet by Lataji and Mahendra, “Diwaana Keh Ke”. Here are these and other songs from this fine album…
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(Hasrat Jaipuri) Abe-Hayat (1955)

Prem Nath played a friend of the poor taking their cause and fighting for justice. On his way to find nectar to save the life of the king he is wooed by the king’s daughter (Shashikala), an evil “pari” (Smriti Biswas), and kind sister (Ameeta) of a villainous sorcerer. With not much novelty in the story and poorly directed, many songs sprinkled throughout the film do not help with the proceedings.

Here is a note on the song “Tu Ne Pilaayee”. I am uploading it as two parts, both sung by Asha. Part 1 is in the DVD but part 2 is not. I found this on a CD. Even though beginnings of these songs are the same, they are entirely different.

Here are these two versions of the song and others in two back-to-back posts…
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Abe-Hayat (1955)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this album...
swarapriya
(Javed Akhtar) Khel (1992)

This film directed by Rakesh Roshan deals with a group of cheats (played by Madhuri, Anil & Anupam Kher) who tried to swindle out of riches of a widow (Mala Sinha). The story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics of the songs were written by Javed Akhtar Saab. But Akhtar Saab generously borrowed material from a couple of popular English films, “Bedtime Story (1964)” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)”. The latter was almost a remake of the former. Some of the funny scenes from “Khel” were almost direct lifts from these movies.

There are several good songs in the film. Ashaji’s two versions of “Ek Baat” are beautiful to listen to. Amit Kumar has a fine solo, “Soone Shaam”. Here are these and other songs from this film…
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(Majrooh) Lal Batti (1957)

One of our great thespians, late Balraj Sahni, who was one of the principal actors in the film, was also its co-director. I have not seen the movie but it has a great premise for a story. It is about passengers who were forced to spend the night in a train while it was detained on the platform on the eve of India’s independence. The music composer was Salilda. At least one song is standout. “Haaye Jhilmil” is a sheer beauty that comes alive in the sweet voice of Lataji. Here is this and other songs from this album…
taiyab53
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 23 2013, 02:35 PM) *

(Majrooh) Lal Batti (1957)

One of our great thespians, late Balraj Sahni, who was one of the principal actors in the film, was also its co-director. I have not seen the movie but it has a great premise for a story. It is about passengers who were forced to spend the night in a train while it was detained on the platform on the eve of India’s independence. The music composer was Salilda. At least one song is standout. “Haaye Jhilmil” is a sheer beauty that comes alive in the sweet voice of Lataji. Here is this and other songs from this album…

Dear Swarapriya
Laal Batti contains only 4 songs
the song Jaane Kahan Khoya mera laal is from the Film Jawahar 1960. MD Salil Da.
just correction
taiyab
swarapriya
QUOTE(taiyab53 @ Nov 23 2013, 10:22 AM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 23 2013, 02:35 PM) *

(Majrooh) Lal Batti (1957)

One of our great thespians, late Balraj Sahni, who was one of the principal actors in the film, was also its co-director. I have not seen the movie but it has a great premise for a story. It is about passengers who were forced to spend the night in a train while it was detained on the platform on the eve of India’s independence. The music composer was Salilda. At least one song is standout. “Haaye Jhilmil” is a sheer beauty that comes alive in the sweet voice of Lataji. Here is this and other songs from this album…

Dear Swarapriya
Laal Batti contains only 4 songs
the song Jaane Kahan Khoya mera laal is from the Film Jawahar 1960. MD Salil Da.
just correction
taiyab


Thank you very much Taiyab. I made changes to the table to reflect your recommendation. Cheers. -S

swarapriya
(Rajinder Krishan) Ferry (Kashti) (1978)

This is an early album of Hemantda that starred Geeta Bali & Dev Anand, the pair that sizzled the screen in "Jaal (1952)". Here Dev played a much subdued role of a mild mannered and protective father of a child who lost his mother whereas Geeta Bali played a woman running away from her past.

Music director Hemantda utilized talents of some fine singers in this album whose names we don't hear every day (Laxmi Shankar and Ratna Gupta). But the results are the same. Beautiful. Incidentally, Laxmi Shankar’s voice almost sounds like that of Geetaji’s.

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan played sarod (for Dev's character) and Pt. Nikhil Banerjee played sitar (for Geeta Bali's character). Ravi was the assistant music director. There is a beautiful piece of sarod music and a “jugalbandi” in the film. The jugalbandi starts as a sitar solo. It slowly drifts into a sarod solo. Finally it ends up as a jugalbandi between the two players of these respective instruments. Simply awesome.

Many songs from the film are repeated throughout the movie. Hemantda’s beauty “Naav Badha Le” starts as the title song but some of its pieces are repeated throughout the movie, some 7 or 8 times. Laxmi Shankar’s song “Kaisi Laagi” has two parts. The song by Ratna Gupta, “Yehi Hai”, appears in the movie three times. The third part is a repeat of portions of the first, but it appears like may be at a slightly slower pace. Nevertheless I am uploading it here.

Rajinder Krishan who also collaborated with Hemantda the very same year for the history making music of "Nagin" wrote the lyrics.

I am uploading these songs in two back-to-back posts. The first post contains all songs that have several parts. The second post contains the rest.

Here are the songs in the first post…
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Ferry (Kashti) (1978)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this fine album...
swarapriya
(Shailendra) Chori Chori (1956)

Shankar &Jaikishan were introduced by Raj Kapoor in the history making "Barsaat" in 1949. Since then they composed music for a number of films and in the process created many unforgettable songs. Yet they never won any major award for all their accomplishments. Not until this movie, "ChoriChori", came along. This was the first movie for which they got Filmfare award for Best Music.It was the first of eight they got in their brilliant career. Until recently this number seemed unsurpassable with Laxmikant&Pyarelal coming in a close second with seven awards. But recently A.R. Rahman has eclipsed all these numbers. He has swept away every major award any country has offered. He garnered a staggering 25 Filmfare awards (14 regular and 11 South) in a brief period of time!

By the time "ChoriChori" was ready to go into production, Mukesh was firmly entrenched as the voice of Raj Kapoor. Yet Shankar &Jaikishan had Manna Dey sing for Raj in this film. This was a surprising choice. But not surprisingly, Manna da delivers some unforgettable duets with Lataji that are cherished even today.

This movie was based on director Frank Capra's English hit "It Happened One Night" made in 1934 that starred Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. It won five major Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay). Not until 1975 another movie ("One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest") won as many major awards. The feat was repeated only once more with "Silence of the Lambs" in 1991 grabbing all the major Oscars. The movie "It Happened One Night" was also remade in English as a musical, "You Can't Run Away From It" starring June Allyson and Jack Lemmon.

"ChoriChori" was a carbon copy of the English version, “It Happened One Night”. It was remade in Hindi by Mahesh Bhatt in 1991 under the name "DilHaiKe Manta Nahin". This movie was also a success mainly because it had some beautiful music composed by the duo Nadeem&Shravan. The movie was also made in Bengali with SuchitraSen and Uttam Kumar in 1959 under the name "ChaoaPaoa". It wa also made in Kannada under the name "Hudugaata".

The fascination for the English film “It Happened One Night” also yielded at least another two musicals in Hindi. The adaptations include “SolvaSaal (1958)” and “Basant (1960)”. “Saal” had some lilting music by Burmanda and “Basant” had swinging music by OP. But neither one of these movies enjoyed the same success as “ChoriChori”.

It is interesting that Raj Kapoor who played Clark Gable's role in "ChoriChori" was complimented by the Hollywood actress Shirley Maclaine during her visit to India when she told Raj that he looked like Clark Gable unaware that Raj played Gable’s role in “ChoriChori”.

"ChoriChori" has some beautiful music and sweet songs with great compositions. Apart from the three Lata-Manna duets, Lataji's two solos,"PanchhiBanoon" and "RasikBalma" are absolute delights. Lata never sounded this sweet and this better.

Here is one great story reported about the song "RasikBalma". The late great Mehboob Khan was recuperating from a heart problem in a Los Angeles hospital. He heard "RasikBalma" and loved it very much. He wanted to hear the song but no record of the song was available in Los Angeles. He called Lataji in Bombay and she readily obliged by singing the song over the phone. Lataji repeated this gesture many times during his stay in the hospital while Mehboob Khan was recovering. Later after returning to India, a healthier Mehboob Khan thanked Lataji for bringing him solace and comfort by singing the song for him and helping in quick recovery.

I am posting songs from this film and several instrumentals in five back-to-back posts. The first two posts consist of all songs from the film plus couple of version songs. The third, fourth, and fifth posts containinstrumentals of some of the popular songs from the film

The songs start in the next post...
swarapriya
Chori Chori (1956) - Post 1 (Songs)

This and the next post contains beautiful songs from this film. Here is the first set of songs...
swarapriya
Chori Chori (1956) - Post 2 (Songs)

Here are the rest of the songs fro this melodious album including a version song of "Yeh Raat" by Geetaji and Bhushan...
swarapriya
Chori Chori (1956) - Post 3 (Instrumentals)

Here are some instrumentals of the popular song "Aa Jaa Sanam" from the film "Chori Chori"...
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Chori Chori (1956) - Post 4 (Instrumentals)

Here are a few instrumentals of the popular songs "Panchhi Banoon" and "Rasik Balma" from the film "Chori Chori"...
swarapriya
Chori Chori (1956) - Post 5 (Instrumentals)

I am uploading in this final posting instrumentals of the popular song "Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi" from the film "Chori Chori"...
swarapriya
(Shakeel) Mother India (1957)

“Mother India” when released in 1957 was a blockbuster. It broke all box office records and remained a champion for the next three years until "Mughal-E-Azam" was released in 1960. This movie was one of the monumental achievements in Indian film history. Even though Mehboob was the architect of this masterpiece, the person who made it amazingly realistic with an unmatched and absolutely brilliant and rustic performance was the great actress Nargis. It is one of those gut wrenching performances that will be remembered for ages to come. This was even more significant if one considers that Nargis hitherto portrayed mostly urban and sophisticated lady roles (Mehboob's "Andaz (1950)" is an example). It was a stroke of genius by Mehboob Saab that he saw what Nargisji can do. He should know. It was Mehboobji who introduced Nargis in his movie "Taqdeer" in 1943.

This movie was a remake of Mehboob's earlier movie "Aurat (1940)". That starred Sardar Akhtar in the mother's role. Surendra (Rajendra's role) and Yaqoob (Sunil Dutt's role) played sons. Arun (father of actor Govinda) played Raaj Kumar's role. Kanhaiyalal played the same role in both the movies. “Aurat” had some magnificent music by Anil Biswas. Many critics are of the opinion that this original version with its rustic backdrop was much more engrossing than Mehboob Khan's this later version.

“Mother India” made stars out of Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar. That is quite an impressive list. It also introduced actress Azra and the child star Sajid. Sajid later was adopted by Mehboob Khan and appeared in his next movie, “Son of India (1962)”. Sajid acted in an English movie called “Maya” in 1966. Later he appeared in several television series in US. The notable of these were “Maya” based on the film and “The Big Valley”. He was last seen in the English film made by Merchant-Ivory films, “Heat and Dust (1983)”. Azra appeared in only few Hindi films.

“Mother India” won all kinds of laurels for Nargisji and many other significant awards too. She won the best actress award for her performance at the Karlovy Vary film festival. The movie fetched Filmfare awards for the Best Picture (Mehboob Khan), the Best Director (Mehboob Khan), the Best Actress (Nargis), the Best Cinematography (Faredoon Irani), and the Best Sound (R. Kaushik). It also has the distinction of being selected as the first Indian movie for Oscars in the Best Foreign film category. It lost by one vote to that famous Italian film by Fredrico Fellini "Nights of Cabiria" on the third count. Not for another 31 years, another Indian film will be nominated for Oscars. That movie was "Salaam Bombay (1988)".

Khan Saab was described by many as Cecille B. DeMille (the maker of "The Ten Commandments") of India. In fact, after watching "Mother India" DeMille contacted Mehboobji to congratulate him for the magnificent job he did.

Nargis broke away with Raj Kapoor during the shooting of this movie. Sunil Dutt, who played her son in the movie, displaying real life heroics, rescued her from the burning fire when the climax was being shot. In the process Dutt himself suffered several burns but Nargis was safe. This bravura act was enough to tilt her Nargis’ heart towards Dutt. They got romantically involved after that incident and within a year were married. Incidentally, Mehboobji considered offering the role Sunil Dutt played to the Hollywood actor Sabu. However it didn't pan out and the role eventually went to Dutt.

This movie was banned in Turkey because Mehboob's banner has hammer and sickle in it. Because this represents communist and social leanings, Turkey did not allow the movie to be screened in that country. When this movie was sent for Oscar competition, Mehboobji made sure that his banner's symbol was cut out.

Naushadji's music didn't win any awards but it was a major part of the success enjoyed by the movie. Here Naushadji used very few and simple instruments but very effectively. Almost all songs are catchy and stayed popular for a long time.

I will upload songs from an original soundtrack album in two back-to-back posts starting in the next post…
swarapriya
Mother India (1957)

I am uploading songs from this beautiful album in two back-to-back posts. Here is the first set of songs...
swarapriya
Concluding Songs from "Mother India (1957)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this beautiful album...
taiyab53
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 26 2013, 02:17 AM) *

Chori Chori (1956) - Post 2 (Songs)

Here are the rest of the songs fro this melodious album including a version song of "Yeh Raat" by Geetaji and Bhushan...

thanks Swarapriya for all intrumental musicals. always offer new excuse to download.
one Variant song 1956-chori chori-panchhi banu geetadutt-gettadutt-SJ-hasrat jaipuri-128 br-3.26 mins.
enjoy
taiyab
swarapriya
QUOTE(taiyab53 @ Nov 26 2013, 09:28 AM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 26 2013, 02:17 AM) *

Chori Chori (1956) - Post 2 (Songs)

Here are the rest of the songs fro this melodious album including a version song of "Yeh Raat" by Geetaji and Bhushan...

thanks Swarapriya for all intrumental musicals. always offer new excuse to download.
one Variant song 1956-chori chori-panchhi banu geetadutt-gettadutt-SJ-hasrat jaipuri-128 br-3.26 mins.
enjoy
taiyab


Thanks for the song Taiyab. It turns out that I have this song in my music bank. Even though I tagged the singer as Geetaji, when I heard it I wasn't sure. Therefore I decided to not upload it.

Anyway, thanks for sharing with us.

Cheers,
S
swarapriya
(Anand Bakshi) Mr. X in Bombay (1964)

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...
swarapriya
Some Specials of "Mr. X in Bombay (1964)"...

Here are some specials related to this film...
swarapriya
Instrumentals of the Song "Mere Mehboob" from "Mr. X in Bombay (1964)"...

Here are some instrumentals of the song "Mere Mehboob" from this film...
swarapriya
(Hasrat Jaipuri) Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955)

Shantaram (his picture attached below) made this beautiful movie as a tribute to dance, music, colour & life. Starting in late 20’s he made series of brilliant films that earned him reputation as the most gifted and talented directors. He founded Prabhat Studios in 1929 along with others and made series of Hindi and Marathi films. He was the first one to make a Marathi language film, “Ayodhyecha Raja” in 1932.

Shantaram left Prabhat in 1942 to form his own independent studio, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. From this studio he made series of brilliant films in 40’s including “Manoos (1939)”, “Shakuntala (1943)”, “Dr. Kotnis ki Amar Kahani (1946)”. Some of his notable work in 50’s includes films like “Amar Bhopali (1951)”, “Teen Batti Char Raste (1953)”, “Subah ka Tara (1954)”, “Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955)”, “Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)”, and “Navrang (1959)”. He continued to make significant movies in 60’s as well. Some of these include “Stree (1961)” and “Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne (1964)”.

Before embarking on making this film, Shantaramji consulted with Sitara Devi who is a famous Kathak dancer herself. He decided to cast Gopikrishna as the hero of the film. Gopikrishna was also a renowned Kathak dancer and was a son of Sitara Devi’s sister. This selection of Gopikrishna to play the lead in the film was nothing short of brilliant. He electrified the screen with some unbelievable dance numbers. Sandhya, the heroine of the film and wife of Shantaram, was an adequate choice for her role.

The music composer was Vasant Desai. Desai and Shantaram worked in many films together from late 20’s onwards. His music for this film was outstanding. He was accompanied on sarod by Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma. This was the first Indian film for which sarod was used. The vocals were lent mostly by Lataji, Mannada, and Ustad Amir Khan.

I am uploading songs and some instrumentals in five back-to-back posts. The first four posts contain songs from the film. The final post contains some instrumentals.

I am uploading these songs and instrumentals starting in the next post…

swarapriya
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955) - Post 1 (Songs)

Posts 1 through 4 consist of songs from this fine album. Here is the first set of songs...
swarapriya
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955) - Post 2 (Songs)

Here is the second set of songs from this melodious album. Incidentally the song "Jo Tum Todo" written by Meerabai also appeared in Yash Chopra's "Silsila (1981)"...
swarapriya
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955) - Post 3 (Songs)

Here is the next set of songs from this hugely popular album. By the way, the song "Siyaram" was not used in the film. It is also not available on DVD...
swarapriya
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955) - Post 4 (Songs)

This is the final set of these fine songs...
swarapriya
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955) - Post 5 (Instrumentals)

The following are instrumentals of some of the songs from the film...
vijay
QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 26 2013, 01:17 AM) *

Chori Chori (1956) - Post 2 (Songs)

Here are the rest of the songs fro this melodious album including a version song of "Yeh Raat" by Geetaji and Bhushan...


I am coming back to Hamara Forums after a gap of few years. I was thrilled to see your name and your posts, still there. For me, you are the best thing that happened to Hamara Forums. Your treasure and knowledge of Indian Bollywood music has no rivals. Your enthusiasm to upload the songs and posts knows no ends. Please stay here forever.

Please tell me about Bhushan who sang " Aaja sanam..." with Geeta Dutt in chori chori song.

Vijay


swarapriya
QUOTE(vijay @ Nov 28 2013, 09:28 AM) *

QUOTE(swarapriya @ Nov 26 2013, 01:17 AM) *

Chori Chori (1956) - Post 2 (Songs)

Here are the rest of the songs fro this melodious album including a version song of "Yeh Raat" by Geetaji and Bhushan...


I am coming back to Hamara Forums after a gap of few years. I was thrilled to see your name and your posts, still there. For me, you are the best thing that happened to Hamara Forums. Your treasure and knowledge of Indian Bollywood music has no rivals. Your enthusiasm to upload the songs and posts knows no ends. Please stay here forever.

Please tell me about Bhushan who sang " Aaja sanam..." with Geeta Dutt in chori chori song.

Vijay


Vijay, thank you very much for your kind words. It is a good feeling when someone appreciates your efforts and takes time to tell.

I am not certain who the singer Bhushan is. There is a singer named Bhushan Mehta who sang in a few movies like "Aatish" and "Fakira" in 70's. However I suspect that this Bhushan may be a different person. May be some of our knowledgeable members can throw light on this.

Thank you again and welcome back Vijay.

Cheers,
S
swarapriya
(Javed Akhtar) Bhookamp (1993)

Here are the songs from this album...
swarapriya
(Majrooh) Mr. X (1957)

All these songs are from a CD. However, their audio quality is not that impressive. For this reason I have decided to upload these songs at a slightly lower bit rate.

Some of the songs from this album were extremely popular. Rafi Saab’s “Laal Laal Gaal” was a chartbuster. My personal favorite is the beauty by Asha, the song “Kitna Haseen”. Here are these and other songs from this album…
swarapriya
(Rajinder Krishan) Ilzam (1954)

This early album from Madan Mohanji is another one where his favourite singer Lataji did not sing any songs. However, Asha fills the bill finely. The quality of these songs seem to be as if they are from old gramophone records. They are slow. The audio of almost all of them is fine with the following exceptions. The last 10 seconds of the song “Dekhoon Kab Tak” is a bit noisy. So is the beginning 15 seconds of the song “Yeh Jag Rain”. Here are these and other songs from this album…
swarapriya
(Shailendra) Dilli Darbar (1956)

I have only a couple of songs from this album, both thanks to the courtesy of the Forum members. Some of the missing songs are shown in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share these if they can. Thank you.

Here are the two songs I have...
swarapriya
(Anand Bakshi) Yaadein (1964)

This movie holds the distinction of the only one-actor film in the world. Sunil Dutt acted, produced, and directed this film based on a story by his wife Nargis Dutt. Nargis appeared in silhouette at the end of the movie.

The movie featured some of the fine cartoons done by the late Mario (please see at the bottom of the table in Post 2). World renowned Mario Miranda (see his picture below) was a painter and cartoonist. He worked with many magazines but became famous for his contributions to the magazine, The Illustrated Weekly of India. He was a Padma Bhushan recipient.

Mario traveled all over the world exhibiting his work. He published several books on the subjects of cartooning and painting. He also provided illustrations for books written by other notable authors. His works grace walls of many locations in Mumbai.

I am posting songs from this album in two back-to-back posts. The first post contains songs and the second contains instrumentals. Here are the songs in the first post…
swarapriya
Music Clips from "Yaadein (1964)"...

Here are a few music clips from the film...

swarapriya
(Shakeel) Malik (1958)

I am uploading some of the songs from this film below. It appears like that I am missing at least three songs. These are listed in red italics in the table below. I am requesting members to share these with rest of us if they can. Thank you.

Here are the songs I have...
swarapriya
(Hasrat Jaipuri) Seema (1955)

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

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...4658&st=576



swarapriya
(Javed Akhtar) Gardish (1993)

This movie introduced two new actors in Aishwarya (not Aishwarya Rai) and Mukesh Rishi. Annu Kapoor has one of the most hilarious roles in the film as an unemployed graduate. He mistakenly becomes a beggar who eventually becomes rich employing people for begging.

Here are the songs from this album…
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(Majrooh) Nau Do Gyarah (1957)

This film was the first directorial venture for Vijay Anand, Dev’s younger brother who also wrote its story. Earlier Vijay wrote the screenplay for “Taxi Driver (1954)’ and collaborated in writing the screenplay with his other brother Chetan Anand for “Funtoosh (1956)”. Vijay, fondly known as Goldie, also had a cameo in “Funtoosh”.

“Nau Do Gyarah” became a huge hit and Goldie followed with many other winners for Dev including the widely acclaimed smash hit “Guide (1965)”.

The music for this film by Burmanda is charmingly melodious. All of the songs joined the hit parade when the movie was released and even today, after 56 plus years, they have not lost their charm.

Incidentally, Majrooh Sultanpuri, who wrote the beautiful lyrics for the movie, generated controversy with the song “Aankhon Mein Kya Ji”. The part of the song, “Aanchal Mein Kya Ji … Ajab Si Hulchul”, was at the center of the controversy. This is much before Anand Bakshi Saab wrote the famous song “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai” for “Khal Nayak” in 1993. Apparently things haven’t changed that much in 36 plus years.

I am uploading songs from this film in two back-to-back posts. In the second post, I am including a special version of “Hum Hai Raahi” with Dev’s introduction. Dev talks here the guiding philosophy of his life and how this song intertwined with it.

Here are the songs in the first post…
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Concluding Songs from "Nau Do Gyarah (1957)"...

Here are the rest of the songs from this fine album...
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(Rajinder Krishan) Kavi (1954)

I am uploading most of the songs from this album below. It appears like I may be missing three songs listed in red italics in the table below. If indeed this is the case, I am requesting members to please share these with rest of us if they can. Thank you.

Here are the songs I have...
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(Shailendra) Halaku (1956)

This otherwise predictable drab drama has two redeeming features in it. One is Pran. The other is its music. Pran, one of the great actors of the Indian films, played the title role. He played the grandson of the fearsome Mongole king Chengiz Khan. As his descendant he is bent upon to live up to his grandpa’s name and fame. Even though Pran Saab played a baddie, he has a soft corner that eventually (by the end of the movie) takes over his conscience to do a good deed.

The other noteworthy thing about the film is its music. S&J kept busy churning out hit after hit in movie after movie. This film was no exception. There are eight songs in the film. Lata sang all of them with five solos and three duets. The album has many good songs in it but my favourite is the duet “Dil Ka Na Karna”. This is no ordinary run of the mill duet. It is different because how Rafi Saab joins Lataji at the end of each mukhda with full of feeling in his voice that touches ones heart. Here is this and other songs from this fine album…
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(Shakeel) Chaudhvin ka Chand (1960)

Guru Dutt bought the rights to the story of “Chaudhvin Ka Chand” from Asia Theaters long before he actually made the movie. The story, originally entitled “Ek Jhalak”, with the complete script was written by Shaukat Hussain Rizvi. He was the husband of the famous singer and actress Noor Jehan. He wrote and directed “Khandan (1942)” with Noor Jehan and Pran in the lead that was a huge success. After partition when Noor Jehan and Rizvi decided to migrate to Pakistan, he sold the rights of “Ek Jhalak” to Asia Theaters.

Guru Dutt paid a fortune to buy the rights of “Ek Jhalak” but postponed making it because he felt the script was too long. Guru approached Abrar Alvi to see what he can do with the story. In the original story, the friend sees a woman in a marketplace when she briefly uncovers her veil (thus “Ek Jhalak”). Unknowing that she is actually married to his best friend, he confides this to him about the beautiful woman he saw. Friend immediately realizes that he was talking about his own wife and vows to find her for him. He asks his wife to divorce him. When she refuses, he kills himself. His wife over stricken with grief kills herself. Abrar did not like how the story ended. Instead he revised the story where the friend realizes the mistake he made by unknowingly falling in love with his best friend’s wife and commits suicide. The movie’s title was changed to “Chaudhvin Ka Chand” which was the name of a short story Alvi published earlier. But as usually the case with Guru, he postponed making the movie for some time.

After “Kaagaz Ke Phool” failed miserably, Guru became close to insolvent. To keep his entire unit going, he decided to make “Chaudhvin Ka Chand”. Guru went against advice of many friends and hired M. Sadiq to direct the movie. Sadiq was not doing well professionally as well as financially. But Guru thought because the subject dealt with Muslim way of life, Sadiq would be the best person to handle it.

Guru Dutt originally wanted Naushad to give music to the film “Chaudhvin Ka Chand”. Nearly broke, he just could not afford the fees Naushad was charging. His publicist suggested Ravi’s name. Ravi was available for a modest amount of remuneration for his services and was hired.

Ravi has to come up with several tunes for the title song as Guru was neither happy nor easily satisfied. But Ravi’s efforts were vindicated as the title song became one of the all-time hits. It was also one of the best romantic songs Rafi has sung. He won the best singer Filmfare award for the song. The rich lyrics for the song won Shakeel Badayuni Filmfare award for best lyricist. Ravi richly deserved the award for best music, but he lost to Shankar & Jaikishan for their fine music of “Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai”. This same year Naushad ji was nominated for “Mughal-E-Azam”. That is how tough the competition was.

Making of colour movies was just coming into vogue and Guru Dutt originally wanted to make the movie in colour. He sent his regular photographer V.K. Murty to Europe for training. But because of the huge investment required for the colour movie, Guru decided to shoot the movie in black and white, and in a hurry. Nariman Irani was hired as the cameraman as Murty was still away in training in Europe. The movie was beautifully shot on location in Lucknow.

It is on record that even though Sadiq directed the movie, Guru’s unmistakable imprint is all over the movie. This is no more evident than in the songs picturized, especially the classic title song. That song was shot in colour. It was shot beautifully as the camera almost caressingly moves over Waheeda’s innocently charming face and catches every passing mood reflected by her shy radiance.

The movie when it was released became a runaway success. It remained the biggest hit of Guru’s career. It was shown in the Moscow International Film Festival of 1962. This was the first of Guru’s movies to be shown abroad. Guru traveled to the festival to Moscow. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t sit that well with the foreign movie critics.

With the money the movie brought in Guru could afford to buy part of Modern Studios in Andheri and renamed it as Guru Dutt Studios. The jubilee of “Chaudhvin Ka Chand” was celebrated on his studio grounds. This is where he started preparing for his next venture, “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)”.

Now here are the beautiful songs from this album. I am uploading the songs and various instrumentals based on some of the popular songs in four back-to-back posts. The first two posts contain songs from the film. The third post contains instrumentals of the songs from various CD albums. Finally, the fourth post contains instrumentals from videos.

The upload of these songs and instrumentals start in the next post…

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