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Inaam
Today is Madam Noor Jehan's 81st Birthday. Last year, on her 80th bithday, Priya poted a wonderful message, I just want to share it with you all again as 'wo mere bhi dil ki aawaz hai..' (Priya! Tumhaare bina her occasion soona hai HF per sad1.gif )

Madam you watch us from up there in the stars, the brightest of them all, the most brilliant in the firmament; we can no longer see you, but your immortal music touches our hearts and souls each day, each moment, your voice stays with us today and will forever. Your beauty was legendary and we experience and partake of that beauty every time we listen to you. We love you Madam, for the kind of person you were: gutsy, strong, forthright, passionate, enigmatic and loving. Thank you Madam, for the music, the eternal flame that lives on in our hearts.


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Thanks to Harihar Ji for broadcasting Madam's songs on Radio and making this day memorable.


Inaam
surhall
hello
SANGEET KA SAFAR TODAY HAPPY BRITHDAY SUR-KI MALKIA NOORJHAN.

Noor Jehan the Melody Queen reigned supreme over the South Asian music scene for more than six decades. She rose from near oblivion of the backwaters of Kasur, then hardly more than middle-sized Punjab town, to the dizzy heights of stardom as far back as the 40s, with songs ranging from classical to folk and ghazal to geet. Her mastery over melody with a strong background of classical music remains unmatched. She sang Punjabi songs and Urdu ghazals with equal ease and amazing finesse.


Noor Jehan was born in Kasur on Sept 21, 1926. Her given name was Allah Wasai. She started her career on the stage at the age of six when Dewan Sardari Lal, financier of a theatre in Calcutta, took her there with her two older sisters Eiden Bai and Haidri Bandi, who were both stage singers. The three sisters instantly shot into the limelight. Allah Wasai became Baby Noor Jehan.


Director K.D. Mehra cast them in his Punjabi film Pind Di Kuri in which Noor Jehan sang her first film song. One of the film's songs, Langh aaja patan channa dey o yaar, became an immediate hit, and remains a popular number even today.


The picture was released in 1935, and the next year Noor Jehan was given roles in Fakhr-i-Islam and Heer Sial. In 1937, when Pancholi Studio was set up on The Upper Mall in Lahore, its owner, Dilsukh Pancholi, employed Noor Jehan and her sisters for the film Gul Bakawli. It set a record at the box office.


In 1940, Noor Jehan was cast in Yamla Jat, with M. Ismail in the male lead, and the following year she sang for the film Chaudhry. The same year, Pancholi started work on the Urdu film Khandan for which he acquired the services of Syed Shaukat Husain Rizvi as director. Rizvi had edited every film in which Noor Jehan had acted or sung since Calcutta, and their association was to later blossom into love and marriage.
Khandan was the first picture in which Noor Jehan was cast as the leading lady. She was only 15 years old at that time, and the prefix Baby was now dropped from her name. It is said Pancholi did not like the togetherness of Noor Jehan and Rizvi, and after the film was completed - released in 1942, it went on to become a hit - he sacked the actress. Noor Jehan's leading man in Khandan was Pran.


Rizvi and Noor Jehan then moved on to Bombay where the former started making Naukar, based on a story by Saadat Hasan Manto. The film flopped, but the two decided to get married. Rizvi then made Dost in which he played the role of Noor Jehan's brother. This too flopped. Between 1943 and 1946, Noor Jehan acted in Duhaai, Nadaan, Lal Haveli, Bhai Jan, Village Girl, Badi Maan, Zeenat, Anmol Ghari, Dil and Hamjoli. Zeenat proved extremely successful at the box-office, and its qawali number, Aahen na bhareen, shikwey na kiye... is still fondly remembered by many.


Two Noor Jehan films were released in 1947 - Mirza Shahiban and Jugnu. Jugnu was directed by Rizvi and was a resounding success. Noor Jehan's leading man in Jugnu was Dilip Kumar and the music was by Feroze Nizami. The song Yehan badla wafa ka... was on the lips of young and old alike.


After partition in 1947, Noor Jehan and Shaukat Hussain Rizvi shifted to Lahore where they were allotted the Shori Studios, subsequently renamed Shahnoor Studios. Here, Rizvi started his new picture Chanway (1951) which also did well. It was at this point that Noor Jehan decided that she would sing only for films in which she also acted. In 1952 came Dupatta which was directed by Sibtain Fazli. She also acted in Imtiaz Ali Taj's Gulnar which did average business at the box-office. A little later she appeared in M.A. Rasheed's Patey Khan and seemed to have fallen in love with its distributor, M. Naseem. This created a gulf between Noor Jehan and Shaukat Rizvi and their marriage broke up.


Other films in which Noor Jehan sang and acted included Agha Gul's Lakht-e-Jigar, Masud Pervaiz's Intezar, Anwar Kamal Pasha's Anarkali, J.C. Anand's Nooran, Hassan Tariq's Neend and Khurshid Anwar's Koel. Her films Pardesan and Ghalib failed which led to differences between Noor Jehan and M. Naseem, and the two parted ways.


Noor Jehan then came close to Ejaz who was then being cast as a hero in several films, and the two were soon married. She then decided to quit acting and concentrate on playback singing. She sang for Masud Pervez's Heer Ranjha, with the music being provided by Khurshid Anwar and the songs written by Ahmed Rahi. Many of the numbers, including Mein tey ho ho gaiyee qurban rey, were immensely popular. She became the centre of attraction for all film-makers who vied with on another to have her sing for their ventures.


For the loved ones, it seems that Noor Jehan has the quality of being a paras or a good luck charm. From Khandan to Gulnar, she had been a part of Shaukat Hussain Rizvi long career in films both before and after independence. After their divorce Shaukat could make only three films, Jaan-e-Bahar, Ashiq, and Dulhan Rani, but none of these clicked with the audience, creating doubts in the film trade about the capabilities of the maker of such great hits as Khandan, Zeenat, and Jugnu.


Similarly, Ejaz too went through the same kind of turmoil soon after he separated from the singing goddess and never quite reached the form that he had once attained with her. Ejaz then turned to production and made Dosti starring Shabnam, Rahman, Husna, and himself under the competent direction of the veteran Sharif Nayyar, and shot on locale partly in London and partly in the beautiful photographed northern areas of Pakistan. Yet the main attraction turned out to be the musical compositions of A. Hameed sung in the voice of the crooner, Noor Jehan. Chitthi zera saiyanji ke naam likh de and other lyrics by Tanvir Naqvi enthralled film-goers for so long that the film broke all previous records and became yet another diamond jubilee (in local cinema lingo `diamond jubilee' refers to a hundred-week run) bonanza of Pakistani cinema.


It is estimated that since 1935, Noor Jehan sang some 3000 film and non-film songs which is a record. Her rendering of Faiz's Mujh Sey Phehhli Si Mohabbat, recorded for the film Qaidi, moved the great poet so much that he was reported to have gifted the poem to the singer. Her patriotic songs sung during the 1965 conflict struck an emotional chord among the masses. Her colorful personality had inspired the incomparable Manto sketch entitled Noor Jehan Suroor-i-Jehan.


In her later years, critics say Noor Jehan had overexposed herself and descended to the level of singing double-entendre songs which were popular but a far cry from the standards she had set for herself earlier in her singing career. Noor Jehan is survived by two sons and four daughters. The sons, Akbar Rizvi and Asghar Rizvi, run Shahnoor Studios and one of the daughters, Zille Huma, is a popular singer. Noor Jehan and Lata Mangeshkar shared many things. Both were born in September and both started their singing career from childhood. Both played roles in feature films and both remained active for about 60 years as singers. Besides, both Noor Jehan and Lata worked in the film Badi Maa, made in Bombay in the forties, and both sang thousands of hit songs.


DHALL
simplefable
Who can forget those lovely numbers she sang? Mere bachpan ke sathi mujhe bhool na jaana...Poora Hindustan aap ko kabhi naheen bhool payenge....She had everything ...beauty and a divine voice. May her soul rest in peace.
Thanks Harihar ji..for playing her songs through the wee hours of the night ..


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Inaam
BIRTHDAY TREATS

Well, its been ages I’ve posted anything ‘new’ to this forum! On Madam’s Birth Day, I thought this was a great find. tongue1.gif I am sharing with you all a rare album, complete songs of a 1966 movie ‘PADOSI”. Music director is Wazir Afzal. I hope you will enjoy this album.

Here is the fist song, a beautiful corus.:
Aayi aayi aayi saawan ritu aai…
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Duration: 03:26

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more songs coming up in a while...

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Inaam
Next song.. a lovely and romantic melody, a typical Noor Jehan kind of song tongue1.gif
Aayi Ye Kesi Umarya…
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Duration: 03:12


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Inaam
Now one more anchanting melody, my personal favorite from this movie…
Dil Naghmon Se Bhar Jaata Hai….
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Duration: 03:20


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Inaam
The last one… a truly beautiful melody, very well sung by Melody Queen:
Na Ja Re Na Ja Re Mere Bachpan Chhod Ke….
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Duration: 03:35


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Thats all for now smile1.gif

Pulkit
Happy birthday Madam

We all miss you. I listen to so many varied singers across the globe but there was something special in your voice which I have not been able to rediscover. For us you will be the number 1 always.................

Inaam thanks for the lovely birthday treats. Simply awesome and rare tracks. I'll also request others to download these songs especially if you haven't heard 'dil naghmon se' download it, it is one of the best romantic songs ever......As for now I'm enjoying 'aayi sawan ritu aayi'...........
Inaam
QUOTE(Pulkit @ Sep 21 2007, 11:36 PM) *

Happy birthday Madam

We all miss you. I listen to so many varied singers across the globe but there was something special in your voice which I have not been able to rediscover. For us you will be the number 1 always.................

Inaam thanks for the lovely birthday treats. Simply awesome and rare tracks. I'll also request others to download these songs especially if you haven't heard 'dil naghmon se' download it, it is one of the best romantic songs ever......As for now I'm enjoying 'aayi sawan ritu aayi'...........


Pulkit tongue1.gif

Its very nice to see you after such a long time. smile1.gif Welcome back my dear!!!

I love all the songs from this movie, Wazir Afzal is a very talented Music Director, he has only a few films on his credit but all of his work is marvelous. I am glade you liked these uploads!

Please keep in touch and help me to re-active Noor Jehan Forum tongue1.gif

Inaam
Pulkit
Though I have not heard much of him, Wazir Afzal surly seems to be a talented composer. Sadly, he does not seem to figure in the list of legendary composers of Pakistan. Another lovely song by him was uploaded by you long back, what a beauty it is...'tera dil mere dil se jo aan mila, diye jagmag chamke nainen mein.' Awesome. If I were to make a list of 50 best songs of Noor Jehan, dil naghmon se and tera dil mere dil se would feature in that.
Inaam
I think his composition 'Kehnde ne naina tere kol rehna' is much enough for his introduction. tongue1.gif He worked with Khurshid Anwer as an assistant. And who can forget the songs of 'Dil Da Jaani' (1967) 'Tenu Saamne Bitha Ke Sarmawaan' and 'Sayyo Ni Mere Dil Da Jaani' and many other beautiful songs. I also remember a lovely song from film 'Yaar Mastane' (1974) 'Ja Ajj Ton Mein Teri Tu Mera Sajna Ve' smile.gif

I remember, in a TV interview he was talking about a song sung by Madam Noor Jehan ' Basant Ritu Aai Jiya Na Lage' (Do Bhai - 1968), he said it was such a beautiful song and Madam sang it very well.
I am badly looking for this song sad1.gif
Pulkit
Inaam I second your search, agar kabhi mile to humein bhi sunwana tongue1.gif . By the way, aaj mera mood bahut off hai. After a long time was going to upload some songs but computer mein koi virus aa gaya hai, since morning I was copying the entire data on CDs. Will be sending it for repair soon. sad.gif
Inaam
QUOTE(Pulkit @ Sep 27 2007, 01:22 PM) *

Inaam I second your search, agar kabhi mile to humein bhi sunwana tongue1.gif . By the way, aaj mera mood bahut off hai. After a long time was going to upload some songs but computer mein koi virus aa gaya hai, since morning I was copying the entire data on CDs. Will be sending it for repair soon. sad.gif

Bad news, Pulkit sad.gif Tumharae computer ke liye itna hi keh sakta hoon ke "Get Well Soon" smile.gif
anjvajay
Inaam Saahab,
Afsos ki birthday mai miss kar gaya(...gam rozgaar ke)
Thanks for the cake(Padosi songs)

Inaam
QUOTE(anjvajay @ Sep 27 2007, 10:16 PM) *

Inaam Saahab,
Afsos ki birthday mai miss kar gaya(...gam rozgaar ke)
Thanks for the cake(Padosi songs)


You are very welcome Ajay Ji smile1.gif Aap aate jaate rahiye... aisey meethey meethey geet miltey raheinge tongue1.gif

jamalf_akbar
Inaam bhai,

Thanks a tonne for the padosi songs, the only one I had was 'dil naghmon se'. I especially like Na Ja Re Na Ja Re Mere Bachpan Chhod Ke…

Sorry I've been away for so long - I've recently started a new job so have become extra busy that I now have even less time to spend on my leisurely pursuits.

I recently downloaded some songs from emusic that I had not heard before.

Umeed-E-Fatah Rakho
Roshan Mein Aankhon Mein
Ae Kash Mere Lab

They are great quality so I can upload them if you don't have them already.

Jamal
Harjinder
Hi
Lata Mangeshkar Shardhanjli Album ke shuroo karne waale bolon mein kuchh purane singers ke baare kehti hain ki kahan gayee woh log? Yeh to pata naheen lekin Nur Jahan jaisse singers ke jo gaane hain woh hamen hamesha unke paas he rakhenge.
Aahein na bharee shikwe na keeye kuchh bhi na zubaan se kaam liya... Zeenat
Kabhi dukh hai kabhi sukh hai issie ka naam duniya hai..Jugnu
Aaja meri barbad muhabbat ke sahare.. kaun hai jo bigdi hui taqdeer ko sanware...Anmol Ghadi
aur pher Punjabi wich
Tere mukhde da kala kala til wey mundiya Sialkotia ( kee hun kahiye; Faislabadia?)
These sweet memories will always keep her close to our hearts and minds.Harjinder
Billy_boy
hrmm...no mate..sialkot is still sialkot....laylpur=faislabad.. sigh.gif
Harjinder
QUOTE(Billy_boy @ Oct 6 2007, 08:58 AM) *

hrmm...no mate..sialkot is still sialkot....laylpur=faislabad.. sigh.gif

Hi
I stand corrected.Aap ke shehron se door ho gaye to unke badalte naam bhi mix up honey laggey. Harjinder
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