Best Songs of 1955: Wrap Up 2

September 28, 2012

SoY award for the best female playback singer goes to Lata, Lata, Lata, Lata….Mangeshkar

(It is a while since I wrote the survey article on the Best songs of 1955 and its first wrap up on the Best male playback singer of 1955. Then a number of interesting themes came up, and completing this string of posts somehow went out of sight. By the time I remembered, it was coming quite close to Lata Mangeshkar’s birth anniversary. Therefore, I am coinciding it with her anniversary as my greetings to her. I realise this is not a satisfactory way of handling this series. Hopefully from the next year onwards I should be able to complete a particular year’s posts in continuity.AK)

Lata Mangeshkar_Geeta Dutt_Shamshad Begum_Asha BhosleWhen I wrote the first wrap up on the best male playback singers of 1955, I posed it with a question mark, and as we saw, there was indeed a tough choice between all the six great male playback singers – Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Hemant Kumar, Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar. The scenario changes completely in the case of female playback singers. Not only in 1955, but most of the 50’s and 60’s you could pick up ten top songs and they might all be Lata Mangeshkar’s. Never had any playback singer dominated more than this, nor anyone has done so since. Therefore, my using a similar question mark to maintain the form would be like a recent award function anchored by Shahrukh Khan. This was when Vidya Balan was wining all the awards for Dirty Picture. After the customary ‘And the award for the best actor (female) goes to..’, the envelope containing her name was announced. When she jumped with excitement, Shahrukh Khan snapped at her, ‘Vidya, you should stop acting, you know that you are going to get the award.’

So we know who is going to get the award. But it would still be interesting to discuss the best female solos, and see how ‘others’ fare. This asymmetry in female playback requires a somewhat different treatment than the first wrap-up. Therefore, I am putting two somewhat longer lists of the best songs – one for Lata Mangeshkar and the other for others.

Lata Mangeshkar’s best songs
There should be a fair agreement on this.  

1.  Radha na bole na bole na bole re      -   Azaad
2.  Dekhoji bahar ayi            
3.  Ja ri ja ri wo kari badariya
4.  Pee ke daras ko taras gayi ankhiyan
5.  Kitni jawan hai raat koi yaad aa gaya
6.  Mohabbat ki bas itni dastan hai    -    Baradari
7.  Kho diya maine paakar kisi ko
8.  Dard bhara dil bhar bhar jaye
9.  O janewale ruk ja koi dum        -    Devdas
10. Jise tu qubool kar le
11. Jogiya se preet kiye dukh hoye    -    Garam Coat
12. Phaili hui hai sapnon ki bahein    -    House No. 44
13. Saiyan ja ja                -    Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje
14. Ghayal hiraniya main ban ban dolun -    Munimji
15. Aise hain sukh sapan hamare    -    Ratnaghar
16. Chand madham hai aasman chup hai    – Railway Platform
17. Suno chhoti si gudiya ki lambi kahani    -  Seema
18. Manmohana bade jhoothe
19. O janewale mud ke zara dekhte jana        -  Shree 420
20. Hamare dil se na jana            -  Udankhatola
21. Na ro ae dil kahin rone se taqdeerein badalti hain 
22. More saiyan ji utarenge paar ho
23. Sitaron ki mahfil saji tum na aaye
24. Mujhpe ilzaam-e-bewafaai hai        -   Yasmin

Other singers
25.  Wo na ayenge palat ke          -   Mubarak Begum  -  Devdas
26.  Jate ho to jao par jaoge kahan  -  Geeta Dutt  -  Milaap
27.  Preetam aan milo             -   Geeta Dutt –  Mr and Mrs 55  
28. Thandhi hawa kali ghata              -   Geeta Dutt 
29.  Ab to ji hone laga                      -   Shamshad Begum  –  Mr & Mrs 55
30.  Chanda mama door ke          -   Asha Bhosle   -  Vachan

Now we come to the difficult part to bring it down to ten. As I said earlier, many of us would simply choose ten Lata Mangeshkar songs, with some regret that we still had to leave her some outstanding songs. I myself belong to that school. But I know there are some very passionate Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhosle lovers out there. Geeta Dutt was mentioned by several readers. Among her three songs mentioned above, even though Preetam aan milo was mentioned by many readers, since it is so strongly associated with CH Atma, we can take one from the remaining two. Asha Bhosle’s song was mentioned by some readers, but with so many superlative gems vying for place, we can leave out Chanda mama door ke without arousing the ire of anyone. Mubarak Begum’s Won na ayenge palat ke is a major landmark in her career and among the best mujra songs. But that is as far as it goes. Ashok Vaishnavji very generously mentioned that it can be among best also-rans. That leaves Shamshad Begum, who is my great personal favourite among non-Lata singers. Her Ab to ji hone laga has everything which makes her singing so joyous. So I include ‘Thandhi hawa’ and ‘Ab to ji hone laga’ from ‘others’, and choose eight from Lata Mangeshkar, hoping to capture what would be generally agreed as her best.

Ten best songs

Here are thus the ten best female solos of the year 1955, which has to be seen with several caveats mentioned above. Some of these songs have also appeared earlier, but there is no harm in repeating them.

1. Radha na bole na bole by Lata Mangeshkar from Azaad, lyrics Rajendra Krishna, music C Ramchandra

Subodh in his first post on songs based on classical ragas had chosen this as the leading song based on Bageshree. That is some distinction! And as is well known by now, C Ramchandra did Azaad as a quickie, when Naushad declined the request of the Madras based producer to complete the score in four weeks.

2. Jise tu qubool kar le by Lata Mangeshkar from Devdas, lyrics Sahir Ludhiyanvi, music SD Burman

Devdas is a film in which all the songs are on the ‘other’ girl. But if you think of it, both Paro and Chandramukhi are sympathetic lovers of Devdas. SD Burman gave a mujra also in Lata’s voice, Ab age teri marzi. Jise tu qubool kar le is not actually a mujra, though sung by the courtesan. In this somewhat fast-paced song, Chandramukhi expresses her dilemma how to comfort Devdas and relieve his suffering.

3. Jogiya se preet kiye dukh hoye by Lata Mangeshkar from Garam Coat, lyrics Meerabai, music Amarnath (Chawla)

This must rank as one of exceptional gems of 1955. The music director Amarnath is different from the more well known Pandit Amarnath, who was the elder brother of the duo Husnlal Bhagatram. Based on the information from Mr Sadanand Kamath’s article on Atul’s site, Amarnath Chawla was a highly talented person, a writer, poet and singer, having received training under several gurus including Ustad Amir Khan. This is probably the only film for which he gave music, and what divine and eternal music he composed for this Meera bhajan.

4. Phaili hui hai sapnon ki bahein by Lata Mangeshkar from House No 44, lyrics Sahir Ludhiyanvi, music SD Brman

Almost everyone mentioned this song in their shortlist. House No. 44 was another landmark of SD Burman in the year. He showed great diversity in the year by creating top quality songs for different playback singers.

5. Saiyan ja ja tose na bolun by Lata Mangeshkar from Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje, lyrics Hasrat Jaipuri, music Vasant Desai

My absolute top favourite from this film, and in my opinion one of the best of Vasant Desai- Lata Mangeshkar combination.

6. Ghayal hiraniyan main ban ban dolun by Lata Mangeshkar from Munimji, lyrics Shailendra, music SD Burman

You cannot get a more innocent doe than Nalini Jaiwant.

7. Manmohna bade jhoothe by Lata Mangeshkar from Seema, lyrics Shailendra, music Shankar Jaikishan

This was the first song mentioned by Subodh in his first post on songs based on classical ragas. Does not need any more proof of its greatness. A representative piece in Jaijaiwanti.

8. Chand madham hai aasman chup hai by Lata Mangeshkar from Railway Platform, lyrics Sahir Ludhiyanvi, music Madan Mohan

I was not very familiar with this song till some readers mentioned this song in the short list. A very ethereal tune, which has the power to transport you to another world.

9. Thandhi hawa kali ghata by Geeta Dutt from Mr & Mrs 55, lyrics Majrooh Sultanpuri, music OP Naiyyar

A quintessential Geeta Dutt.

10. Ab to ji hone laga kisi ki soorat ka samna by Shamshad Begum from Mr & Mrs 55

Shamshad Begum lovers would love this song. Lata Mangeshkar’s domination did not dim her forceful and joyous singing whenever she got a chance.

This still leaves out Lata Mangeshkar’s Aise hain sukh sapan hamare (Ratnaghar) composed by a very elegant composer Sudhir Phadke, and my favourite Naushad’s Udankhatola, from which I would have put More saiyanji utarenge paar ho at the very top, had I not been under moral obligation to reflect the readers views faithfully. This would always happen given the amazing range and overwhelming dominance of Lata Mangehskar. So it is not a spoiler if I announce that:

SoY’s award for the best playback singer (female) for 1955 goes to Lata Mangeshkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lata Mangeshkar and Lata Mangeshkar.

But this does not preclude us from discussing which is her best song for the year. Readers’ comments would be interesting, and they need not confine to what is listed here.

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1 ASHOK M VAISHNAV September 28, 2012 at 11:39 am

I am sure I am not alone in itching for the follow-on post on Best songs of 1955 nor I am alone in not complaining for a detour during this highly enjoyable सफर / Journey.

A Hindi Film song fan like me also has to keep aside the normal distraction of the controversy going around some recent statements attributed to Lata Mangeshkar. The fact remains that each of the player of that Golden Era, be it a highly successful [or popular] front-ender, like a singer or any back-ender like music director or lyricist or director or for that matter those unsung music arrangers [Assistants to the Music Directors] or sound recordists [who helped no less in creating the effects that music director had envisaged, irrespective of the fact that the then available technology was trying enough their ingenuity!] or the Program Managers of the Radio Stations of that era [who so accurately gauged the mood of the public and that of the song] have contributed mightily enough in shaping the Hindi Film Music as we know.

And now let me dare air my views on the very restrained and erudite “summing-up” by AKji:

a. I have a lingering feeling that Azad songs, even though highly popular and by every means liked by the critics as well, do feel to have that effect of a quickie job. Compare other songs of same C Ramachandra, where he must have poured over every aspect before commencing the final recording – for example ‘Mujhpe ilzaam-e-bewafaai hai – Yasmin’.

b. In my own personal view the greatness of Pritam Aan Milo by Geeta Dutt in Mr. and Mrs. 55 is very fact that the song stands out of the shadow of O P’s own C H Atma version.In fact, I like Geeta Dutt version more because of some intangible, ethereal feelings that the song inherently evokes every time you listen to it!

And couple of trivial corrections – ‘Railway Platform’ score was by Madan Mohan and that of ‘House No. 44’ was by S D Burman.

Here is a direct quote from the comment by the uploader raykhakalra on this link to the song ‘Pahaili Hui Hai Sapano Ke Baahen’:

“Trivia – Legend says that Dada Burman was so pleased with Lata’s amazing rendition of this song that he rewarded her with one of his precious paans, a gesture that was considered to be SD Burman’s ultimate sign of appreciation.”

2 AK September 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

1955 story has two more to come up, best duets and the final wrap up about the best music director. So the next series I would plan in 2013. That should be for the best songs of 1953. I would give 1954 a miss for reasons I have explained in the first post in the series.

I appreciate that you have not taken my wanderings on different themes remiss. Nevertheless I would try to write the next series in more or less continuity.

I should also thank you for pointing out the errors. I am often puzzled how such errors creep in something which is so well known.

Now coming to the substantive matter, your comments make one thing clear to me – never to take anything for granted. So even my Lata, Lata, Lata..Mangeshkar many readers may not subscribe to.

3 ASHOK M VAISHNAV September 28, 2012 at 10:30 pm

For various reasons, among which one was certainly excellent tonal melody of her voice, Lata Mangeshkar undoubtedly dominated the scene from 50s, which ultimately led to rather premature of other greats of [relatively] yester years, like Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum and put the bar for Asha Bhosle quite high enough.
Interestingly, even as Mohammad Rafi did have a rather commanding share in male arena, others had equally prominent space for themselves.
We would look forward to future instalments of 1955 saga and those for the other years with a special eye on this angle as well.

4 Anu Warrier September 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm

That was a period where Lata dominated surely, so it is no surprise that she should walk away with the award.
My favourites (other than the ones you listed): Mere ae dil bata from Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje MD: Vasant Desai

This one by SalilDa. Film: Tangewali

Hamare dil se na jaana from Udan Khatola under Naushad’s baton

From Insaniyat, though it will not probably count among her best songs from the period:

This is an interesting composition by C Ramchandra from Teerandaz; it is not a ‘favourite’ but I like the melody.

5 AK September 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Naushad anytime. All songs of Urankhatola are outstanding. Surprisingly, when I look back to my original post, I do not find many people sharing our Naushad passion. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje and Tangewali songs are also too good. Insaniyat seems to be a surprise let down, when C Ramchandra was at the top. Among 17 songs he composed for this movie, the only one which is worth counting is the Talat-Lata duet Ayi jhoomti bahar. But Teerandaz was a discovery. I had not heard its songs. Ye hasten sham is unusual. It sounds more like a gypsy dance number which was a SJ speciality around that time , they gave some stunning songs in Yahudi, Halaku and Badal. But your introduction led me to another Teerandaz song Ashqon main doob doob kar ayi hasten to kya, which is more in CR class.

6 Anu Warrier September 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

AK, I like Naushad pre-Baiju Bawra (inclusive of that film); after that, he took his status as ‘classical composer’ a bit too seriously. Loved, loved his score for films like Rattan, Babul, Mela, Andaaz…. Other favourite composers include Salild and Madan Mohan. Early S-J before they became a marketing factory with elevator tunes. I’m not as musically tuned to like a lot of Sajjad Hussein – he has some fantastic songs, but they make for difficult listening, if you know what I mean. 🙂 The problem with C Ramchandra, I think, is that he gave a fantastic score and a horrible one at the same time (with repect to his own metier, I mean), so we got a beautiful score like Azaad, Albela or Anarkali – and then we got Insaniyat.

7 Anu Warrier September 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

The song from Tongawali? If you pay attention, the opening chords are from an earlier Salil composition – a Hemant Kumar-Lata duet Jhir jhir jhir jhir badarwa barse from Parivar – then the melody changes.
Jhum jhum badarwa barse was originally used in Satyen Bose’s >Poribartan (1949), but never released. Salilda used the melody for Tongawali and then for the 1979 Malayalam rip-off of Phool aur Patthar called Puthiya Velicham. He changed the chord sequence, though, and the Malayalam melody is faster.

8 AK September 30, 2012 at 8:38 am

Between the Tangewali (officially it seems they called it ‘Tangewali’ rather than ‘Tongawali’) solo and ‘Parivar’ duet, I like the latter more. The duet is also more well known.

Coming back to Naushad, the most visible thing about his work between his pre-Lata and post-Lata days (that is how I describe his two phases of career) is his tremendous diversity giving way to concentration, especially with respect to female singers. Earlier he gave music for all the top singers of the era, Noorjehan, Shamshad Begum, Suraiya, Zohra Ambalawali, Amirbai Karnataki and Parul Ghosh, whereas in the second phase he becomes almost entirely Lata-fixated. But post Baiju Bawra too I find his music in Amar, Shabab, Urankhatola and oviously Mughal-e-Azam stunning.

I am with you on Sajjad Hussain. In any case his work was too little compared to the other greats. The folklore attributes it to his maverick personality. Among other favourites I would put Roshan and Chitragupta very high.

9 K R Vaishampayan October 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Dear AK, Nice wrap up. Simply superb. I know how difficult it must have been to choose 10 out of a great ocean of melodies. And tend to agree with your list generally, except one feeling that “Manamohan…” from Seema deserved 3rd / 4th slot. But thanks again for a commendable article. Regards – KRV

10 AK October 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thanks a lot. I should have clarified that the list of ten is not in order. So final ranking we can still decide.

11 Subodh Agrawal October 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

You made us wait, didn’t you. Well, my preference, and this comes from a diehard Geeta Dutt fan, is for ‘Phaili hui hain sapnon ke bahen’ for its blithe spirit. I haven’t seen the video of this song but one can well imagine the outstretched arms of one’s drems embracing the whole world. Manmohana Bade Jhoote and Radha Na Bole are first and second runners up in my view.

12 n.venkataraman October 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

It was almost a month back, you have declared the best female singer for 1955. I had just started listening to the songs and reading your accompanying comments, when your latest write up on Raag Durga made its appearance. The arrival of Raag Durga compelled me to make a detour. It was a wonderful experience. After getting out of the hang-over of Durga, I was back to Wrap up 2 of 1955. I enjoyed listening to all the songs. The declared result is not all surprising, but only the choice of songs differs from person to person. Here are my best five in order of preference.
1. Lata – Manmohana bade jhoote
2. Lata – Jise tu qabool kar le
3. Lata – Phaili hui hain sapnon ki bahein
4. Lata – Radha na bole na bole
5. Geeta Dutt – Thandi hawa kali ghata
Originally my fifth choice was also a song by Lataji , but this song was not among the 24 songs short listed by you. Moreover the temptation to include at least one song of Geeta Dutt resulted in the inclusion of ‘Thandi hawa’, which in its own right is a beautiful song.

All the songs short listed by you and the add-ons and a few songs not included in your list are all listener’s delight. The three songs that did not find a place in the final ten, ‘Dekh0 ji bahar aayee’ – Azad, Dard bhara dil bhar bhar jaye’ – Baradari & ‘Aise hui sukh sapan hamare’ – Ratnaghar, and the song which did not find a place even in your short list of 24, ‘Ab aage teri marzi’ – Devdas, were are all gems.

But the most surprising exclusion was the song ‘Saajan bin neend na aave’ – Munimji, which did not find a place even in the short list of 24. This was the song I, initially, wanted to include in the final five songs of my choice.

Thanks once again for this great effort.

13 AK October 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

About the surprise exclusion from 24, Sajan bin neend, I have to admit I have heard it very sparingly, if at all. But it is indeed a great song. Thanks for mentioning it. About the others which were not in top ten or 24, the basic problem is the same. So many Lata Mangeshkar gems to choose from, and if you include one, something has to give way. Aise hain sukh sapan hamare is also my great favourite, but I was also trying to harmonise the readers’ comments on the mother post.

But we reach the same conclusion anyway – Lata Mangeshkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lata Mangeshkar…

14 jignesh kotadia December 22, 2012 at 1:35 am

Well…Ak ji…nice thread…melody at top level with lataji…and its impossible to place any song at no.1, no.2, no.5 or no.10 from this list as all these songs r equally superb…its a matter of personal choice.

I wd like to add 2 fantastic ghazals to this list..i listen them frequently with other sngs of udan khatola.

1. Haal e dil main kya kahoo, mushkil hai mere saamne
Bhole bhale roop men qaatil hai mere saamne

2. Na ro ai dil kahin rone se taqdeere badalti hai
Kahin aansoo bahane se tamannae nikalti hai..

And if i have to select only one song from 1955….it will be ”chaand maddham hai, aasmaan chup hai” of madanji. It takes me out of this world everytime i listen it. Intoxicating !!

15 AK December 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Thanks a lot for your compliments and thanks for reminding me of the beautiful Haal-e-dil main kya kahun. How could I miss it? Naushad was great.

Haal-e-dil main kya kahun by Lata Mangeshkar from Udankhatola

16 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 12:54 am

Akji..inspired by ur thread i travelled deep thru 1955 and found many excellent songs in my quest. Few r known and most r recently discovered. My sole aim is to bring up them on upper surface from the depth of ocean 4 the sake of music lovers. The melodies i picked might be less known or unknown but not less in quality and class against our previous selections.
And yes, as u said, some songs may take to grow up in mind.

So, here r some more female solos from the ocean of 1955.

17 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 1:06 am

this is very well known classic, great poetry of saahir, perhaps this is missing from our pages.

(1.) Aankh khulte hi tum chhup gaye ho kahan
Tum abhi the yahan, tum abhi the yahan

18 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 1:19 am

these 2 r also very well known songs from ‘kundan’ of ghulam mohd.

(2.) Jahanwale hame duniya me kyun paida kiya tune
Gharibi deke aankhen pher li ye kya kiya tune

19 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 1:23 am

(3.) Shikayat kya karu dono taraf gham ka fasana hai
Mere aage muhabbat hai tere aage zamana hai

20 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 1:31 am

‘garam coat’ is certainly a big album. It deserves nomination. Fantastic songs….jogiya se preet….kahiyo roye…nanha mora bole….ghar aaja more raja…zulfowale ko kya pata…(all lata gems)

(4.) kahiyo roye dukhiyare
Jare panchhi tu ja re
Kaaga desh hamare ud ja re

21 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 1:33 am

(5.) GARAM COAT 1955 nanha mora dole more anganiya Lata Amarnath Majrooh

22 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 1:48 am

Oooh..i cudnt find YT LINK of this roshan_lata gem today…help Anyone

(6.) Dard e dil tu hi bata yeh kaisi gham ki sham hai
Is jahan me kya wafa ka bewafai naam hai

23 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 1:54 am

the above song is from ‘jashan’ and now sajjad’s wonder with lata

(7.) Tera dard dil me basa liya, tujhe apna hum na bana sake
Jo likha hua tha naseeb men, wo kisi tarhe na mita sake

24 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 2:21 am

now these r very well unknown names..1.manohar 2. V.d. Varman and 3. B.s. Kalla
They have created amazing songs with lataji in chingari, char paise and do dulhe.
I knew about Manohar from Mr. N. Venkataraman recently (thanx v much venkatji) that he is one of sonik-omi.
Manohar made masterpieces in ‘chingari’
1. Badi mushkil hai 2. Ya rabba peri peri 3. Yeh dil ki majbooriya 4. Raah na suljhe…all r lata beauties

(8.) badi mushkil hai ajab mera dil hai
na jane kise dhundhe na jane kise chahe

And the other magical one i picked is not found today on YT

(9.) yeh dil ki majbooriya aur yeh pyase nain
uljhan ki is raat men, do dil hai bechain

25 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 2:28 am

incredible creations of VD VARMAN in ‘char paise’

(10.) badnaam na ho jaaun ae aansuo na behna
ae mere dil ke toofan aankhon me band rehna

26 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 2:31 am

(11.) maajhi meri naiya ko jee chahe jahan le chal (also from char paise)

27 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 2:34 am

this 1 also

(12.) Tere Liye Hai Pyar Mera..,Char Paise (1955).

28 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 2:39 am

who is VD Varman and BS Kalla ..does anyone know ?
This is MAGNIFICENT CREATION of bskalla in do dulhe…its well known song

(13.) pyar ki nishaniyaan

29 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 2:43 am

(14.) naihar ke geet gaaun re
Baabul ka baag sajaaun re

30 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 2:53 am

Jaidev’s masterpieces

(15.) tu sach batla mujhe jogi, balam se baat kab hogi
Birah ke din katenge kab, milan ki raat kab hogi

31 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 2:57 am

twin song of ‘teri zulfo se pyar’ of talat

(16.) Subah Ka Intezar Kaun Kare Lata Mangeshkar Film Joru Ka Bhai (1955) Music Jaidev.

32 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:00 am

now burmanda’s turn

(17.) Meri umar se lambi ho gayee bairan raat judaai ki

33 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:05 am

pt. Govindram’s diamond

(18.) Hum tere sitam ka kabhi shikwa na karenge
Mar jayenge par ishq ko ruswa na karenge


34 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:10 am

ok lets have a break…now i m going to sleep…still many magnificent melodies remained…i will post them tomorrow… Goodnight

35 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm

now some Ashaji gems
OPN_ASHA velvetty product

(19.) Tum na aaye ghata gham ki chhane lagi
Rooth kar chandni raat jane lagi

Baap re Baap (1955)-Tum na Aaye Ghata Gham ki Chhaane Lagi (Asha Bhonsle)

36 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm

this is wonderful of N. Dutta_Asha

(20.) Piya khulke na nain milaaye re
Jiya taras taras rahe jaaye re

Milap(1955)-Piya Khul ke Nayan Na Milaaye Re (Asha Bhonsle)

37 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Roshan_Asha classic from ‘Jashan’

(21.) Haaye roothi hui khooshi ko hum yun mana rahe hai
Hansne ki aarzoo men aansoo baha rahe hai

Khushi Dil Ki Talashe-Yaar Mein Ro-Ro ke Kho Aaye-Asha Bhonsle

38 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Sajjad_Asha classic of ‘Rukhsana’
Also a duet version(asha-kishore) of this song is there.

(22.) Tere jahan se chal diye, dete hue duaaen hum
Tera khuda bhala kare, sehte rahe jafaaen hum

39 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Now some geetaji greats
Again OPN’s superb tune

(23.) Dil de dala de dala nazrana
Sainya ab hoga kya, jane meri bala

Musafir Khana 1955 – Dil De Dala Nazrana Saiyan Ab Kya-Geeta Dutt-Majrooh Sultanpuri-O.P. Nayyar

40 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm

sardar malik’s memorable creation with geeta

(24.) Jhuk jhuk jaye, nazar sharmaye
Kuchh bhi kaha na jaye un se


41 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Geeta 4 Geeta
Amazing one of Anilda from the film ‘Dev anand in Goa'(faraar)
Dont ignore, listen in leisure and peace.

(25.) Ek raat ki hai preet
Ek raat ka yeh geet
Kahin tod ke yeh sapne
Yeh raat na jaye beet

ek raat ki hai preet Geeta Dutt Anil Biswas Prem Dhawan Faraar 1955

42 jignesh kotadia January 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

now Hansraj bahal’s master stroke

Kahan kahan se sona haath lagta hai !

(26.) Hum kyun rote hai raato ko
Koi kya jaane, in baato ko

Geeta Dutt: Hum kyon rote hain raatonko – Darbaar (1955)

43 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 12:22 am

another run of lataji

This is known song of snehal bhatkar from ‘aaj ki baat’

(27.) Wo chali gham ki hawa, mausam badalke rahe gaye

44 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 12:33 am

who is this ‘Jagmohan’ ?
That of ‘dil ko hai itna pyar kyu’ ?
That of ‘dekho mane nahi ruthi haseena’ (taxi driver) ?
That 1 of ‘sapan jagmohan’ ?
Or anyone else ?

Anyway his creations r incredible

(28.) Pyar ki yeh talkhiya, jo na seh saku, to mai kya karu

45 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 12:40 am

i think this is inspired by any western tune, but the result is perfect
Another lata beauty from ‘sardar’

(29.) Hansa sake rula sake
Wo pyar hum se kijiye
Batayenge wafa hai kya
Ji dil to hum ko dijiye

46 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 12:49 am

Chitragupt’s wonder in ‘shiv bhakt’

(30.) Mai to baar baar nachi

47 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:03 am

‘Prem diwani jhula khinche
Saajan jhule ankhiya minche
Preet ki nindiya jo soya hai
Kaise use jagaau
Jhulo jhulo re jhulna jhulaau’
Waah waah kya baat

(31.) Avinash vyas melody from ‘ekadashi’

48 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:07 am

Really feel of ang ang men umang !
Lata-hemantda in ‘bahu’

(32.) Ang ang men umang, charo or hai bahar
Pyari pyari raat men, baj rahe hai dil ke taar

49 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:10 am

another lata-hemantda masterpiece

(33.) Mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi, na chain paya to kya karoge
Jise bhulake chale ho dil se, wo yaad aaya to kya karoge

50 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:19 am

Same tune of ‘bachna zara ye zamana hai bura’ (milap)
It seems ghulam mohd. and n.dutta both have copied this tune from elsewhere.

(34.) Tararararum mere dil men sanam
Tu baad e saba kya jane

51 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:23 am

another good song from ‘hoor e arab'(lata-ghulam mohd) is missing from YT today

(35.) Dar dar ki thokare hai, koi nahi sahara
Ab meri zindagi hai, tuta hua sitara

52 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:32 am

this great song is also missing on YT.. !?

‘Darbaar men huzoor ke
Naaz o ada se maang
Dil men jo ghar bana le
Kuchh aisi sada se maang
Bande se maang ke tujhe
Bande milega kya
Gar mangna hai tujhko to
Apne khuda se maang

(36.) Zindagi denewale ye fariyaad hai
Tere hote hue koi barbaad hai

Lata_C.Ram in ‘Lutera’

53 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:38 am

Husnlal Bhagatram’s jewel

(37.) Nazar lage pyari saanwariya tumhari

54 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:44 am

S.Mohinder also has given some incredible solos with lata and rafi in ‘Naata’

(38.) Is bewafa jahan ka
dastoor hai purana
Jalte rahe nasheman
Hansta rahe zamana

55 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 1:47 am

and also this lata classic from ‘Naata’

(39.) Lagan lagi hai sajan milan ki

56 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:00 am

precursor of ‘beqas pe karam kijiye’. If it were in ‘mughal e azam’ it wud hv been highly popular…but this unlucky diamond gone in dark with a flop film..apni apni kismat hai

(40.) Taqdeer ki gardish kya kam thi, us par yeh qayamat kar baithe
Betaabi e dil jab had se badhi ghabra ke muhabbat kar baithe
Kya lines hai !!

57 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:08 am

Now comes the MAGNIFICENT discovery
Sing this..
‘rooth ke jaane ka to andaaz juda hota hai
yeh bata de koi is tarhe khafa hota hai
and feel the intense pathos created by lata
Real gold of BULO C RANI

(41.) Thukra ke hame yun na ja

58 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:16 am

nice poetry
‘Fiza chup hai, hawa chup hai
Nazaare kuchh nahi kehte
Kahan doobi meri kashti
Kinaare kuchh nahi kehte
Meri beqas nigahon me
Meri betaab aaho ne
Sitaaro se tumhe puchha
Sitaare kuchh nahi kehte

Great poetry great tune of bc rani in ‘ madhur milan’

(42.) Gham e dil ka ishara hai chale aao

59 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:20 am

another BC RANI gem with lata

(43.) Rango ke badal ne se tasveer na badalegi
Tadbeer lakh karlo taqdeer na badalegi

60 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:26 am

Burmanda’s melodious vrindavan song in Madbhare nain… Another such vrindavan beauty is in ‘ratna ghar’ : ‘mai ban ki bholi gwalaniya’

61 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:30 am

Unexpected discovery
Jamal sen’s must listen piece in ‘patit paavan’ by lata

(45.) Palkan ki palki, aansu sanwarta
Bachpan ke saathi tujhko bachpan pukarta

62 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:36 am

Over to pakistan
Legendary pak singer iqbal bano’s immortal song from film ‘qaatil’ (1955)

(46.) Ulfat ki nayee manzil ko chala, tu baahein daal ke baahon men
Dil todne wale dekh ke chal, hum bhi to pade hai raahon men

63 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:40 am

Pukhraj puppo’s nice one

(47.) Haaye dil e beqaraar
Koi nahin gham gusaar

64 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:44 am

the above song was from ‘toofan'(’55)
And now Kausar parveen from film ‘naukar’ (1955)

65 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 2:52 am

and at last i m posting 2 iconic songs from ‘Gumnaam’. Though the film was released in 1954, i cant control myself to post these songs here,bcz i love them very much.
The first one is of Kausar parveen.

(49.) Aankhen milake pyar men, humko mita diya
Ek bewafa ne hum ko hansa kar rula diya

66 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 3:01 am

this is an epic of Iqbal bano-master inayat hussain-qatil shifai trio.
Most wonderful discovery of my quest.

(50.) Paayal men geet hai chham chham ke
Tu lakh chale ri gori tham tham ke

Tu piya se mil ke aai hai
Bas aaj se neend paraai hai
Dekhegi sapne baalam ke…tu lakh chale ri

Maine bhi kiya tha pyar kabhi
Aai thi yahi jhankaar kabhi
Ab geet main gaati hun gham ke…tu lakh chale ri

Yeh jeevan bhar ka rog sakhi
Tohe pagli kahenge log sakhi
Yaad aayenge vaade baalam ke…tu lakh chale ri

67 jignesh kotadia January 30, 2013 at 3:06 am

Iqbal bano live on tv presenting ‘paayal men geet hai’

68 jignesh kotadia February 1, 2013 at 1:24 am

i missed this Geeta dutt’s great one to include here expecting it a duet as mentioned in this link,, but i listened it carefully twice and its a solo,, dont found any Rafi line in it.

So here is geeta’s perfect rendition. ”Do dulhe” is indeed a FANTASTIC work of BS KALLA. Who is this man. Does anyone know ??

(51.) Chadhoongi adalat, karaaungi jurmana, lungi nazrana balam
Luta hai tune, mere dil ka khazana, haye maine na jana balam

Khai thi jisne, ek din mujhse, maar tamaatar ki
Aaj wohi ban baitha hai baalam,,baat muqaddar ki
Gin gin ke maarungi teer nazar ke, phir bhaag na jana balam..

Wah wah wah wah….do not see at that funtoosh ‘baalam’ in video,,just enjoy wonderful tune and Geeta’s voice !

69 AK February 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm

You have unearthed so much of unknown treasure! Thanks a lot. Pakistani songs were a bonus. We need to listen to them more closely. While at this I also discovered Na ye chand hoha na tare rahenge, a duet by Kausar Parveen and Pukhraj Pappu in the film Sassi, composed by GA Chishti! Not to speak of several songs which would remind you of C Ramchandra etc. But I loved them.

Comment #26: You might recall there is a beautiful song with similar opening lines Majhi meri qismat ke jee chase jahan le chal by Lata Mangehskar in the film Hum Hindustani, composed by Usha Khanna.

Comment # 44: Jagmohan Baxi of Dekho mane na is different from Jagmohan (Mitra) of Dil ko hai tumse pear kyun. I think I have read somewhere that he was the part of Sapan-Jagmohan.

Thanks again. I needed a full day to go over all the songs you have mentioned. (One request: many later song links are from mobile YouTube app. This is a little inconvenient to navigate).

70 jignesh kotadia February 14, 2013 at 12:56 am

Akji…yes i think we should also attend those sarhadpaar songs closely..we can get more sweets from there…we r musical ANTS hence we should not let go any sugar particle from anywhere. Thnx for spending a full day for these gems. If u cudnt listen any of them bcz of link inconvenience, i can relink. Yes, i ve listened that sòng ‘maajhi meri kismat ke’ before 6-7 yrs only once and on radio, similar writing as ‘maajhi meri naiya ko jee chahe jahan le chal’ from ”char paise”(v.d. Varman)

Who is V D Varman ?

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