Multiple Versions Songs (20): Male Solo and Duet or Chorus

January 20, 2015

Guest article by Ashok M Vaishnav

(Ashokji is the originator of the mega series ‘Multiple Version Songs’, when he expanded the straight ‘Twin’ (male solo and its twin female solo) songs to other varieties of multiple versions. This caught on and, with the help of other guest contributors, expanded into similar version songs in Hindi and other languages, covering all the South Indian languages and Marathi and Bengali. You can view the entire series here. Now the Master resumes the series with a set of articles exploring a variety of multiple versions not covered so far. – AK)

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Multiple version songsWe have travelled a long distance in our tour of multiple versions of Hindi films songs across several other Indian languages and moods. We revert back to some hard core listing of the songs in this series. We now take a look at one more variant of multiple versions of a song – one version of the song is either a male or a female solo or a duet and the other version is either a duet or a chorus.

We have split the entire category into three sub-parts – male solo and duet or chorus, female solo and duet or chorus, and male / female solo/ duet or chorus in three versions

We begin this post with a very unique song in this genre – Two songs being filmed back-to-back, on the same tune, but to altogether different rhythms so as to create a very different mood, representing two diametrically opposite feelings. The songs are from Guide (1965). It is said that the director Vijay Anand wanted to convey the contrasting feelings of the two principal characters in the most dramatic way. S D Burman teamed up with Shailendra to compose a common tune, set to different rhythms and distinctly different lyrical expressions of emotions and lyrical styles to come up with such a unique use of multiple versions of a song and create so telling an effect. The first one of the songs is

Mose chhal kiye jaaye – Lata Managehskar

And second one is

Kya se kya ho gaya – Mohammad Rafi

 

Presently, we will take up – A Male Solo And a Duet or a Chorus:

1. Duniya pagalon ka bazaar from Chacha Chowdhary (1953), lyrics Rajendra Krishna, music Madan Mohan

Solo version is by Mohammed Rafi. This song can also be treated as build-up of a strong chemistry between Madan Mohan and Mohammad Rafi, which will yield many more gems in the future.

Another version has Mohammed Rafi, Shyam Batra and chorus, which is set to an altogether mood.

 

2. Aye dil tu kahinl le chal from Shole (1953), lyrics Kamil Rashid, music Naresh Bhattacharya

A Hemant Kumar solo is set in deep thoughtful visuals.

The duet by Hemant Kumar and Shamshad Begum – in which Hemant Kumar’s portion is used to spur the heroine to convey her feelings – has excellent experiments of lighting in the picturisation, even as the song has obviously been shot on the sets. The visuals have been so created and presented as to augment the mood of the song.

 

3. Chhota sa ghar hoga from Naukari (1954), lyrics Shailendra, music Salil Chaudhary

It is said that Salil Chaudhary had originally planned the song in Hemant Kumar’s voice, but Kishore also wanted to lend his voice to this song, being the lead actor in the film. That called for a lot of persuasion by all for Salil Chaudhary to compose the more popular version. We now have two very different versions here – Hemant Kumar solo is set to sad mood.

Whereas the duet is a lilting version by Kishore Kumar and Shaila Belle.

 

4. Hum panchhi ek daal ke from Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke (1957), lyrics PL Santoshi, music N Dutta

The solo by Mohammed Rafi depicts the joy of the company of young friends aiming to launch themselves in a world of idealism.

Whereas Asha Bhosle, in the company of Chorus – which seems to have such big names as Shamshad Begum Suman Hemmady (Kalyanpur) – lends her voice to our still very boyish hero, who puts that idealism into practice.

 

5. Laharon pe laher ulfat hai jawan from Chhabili (1960), lyrics S Ratan, music Snehal Bhatkar

This film has unique distinction of songs in Nutan’s own voice. Here is a solo version by Hemant Kumar, which would easily find place in his top songs in Hindi films.

And a duet version where Hemant Kumar has the company of Nutan.

The song is adapted from Dean Martin’s ‘The Man Who Plays The Mandalino.

 

6. Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi from Barsaat Ki Raat (1960), lyrics Sahir Ludhiyanavi, music Roshan

As can be expected of Roshan, each of the songs of the film was a gem, and vied among themselves in notching up popularity records. Here is one of such gems, and equally popular pair of version songs. Each song can be perched as classic in depiction of the romantic moods of pensive memory and pathos – a solo by Mohammed Rafi and a duet by Mohammed Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar.

 

7. Itna na mujhse tu pyar badha from Chhaya (1961), lyrics Rajendra Krishna, music Salil Chaudhary

This is one of the finest illustration of use of different versions, in expressing a happy and another one a sad situation in the film. In this case, the happy version is a duet by Talat Mahmood & Lata Mangeshkar.

And the sad version is a solo by Talat Mahmood.

 

8. Poocho na kaise maine rain bitai from Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (1963), lyrics Shailendra, music S D Burman

A duet version, by Manna Dey and Pandit Shiv Dayal (S D) Batish – precedes the more popular, Manna Dey Solo version – – in the film. The duet is song that depicts the tradition of knowledge transfer from a father to the son, grooming the son to look at the negative conditions of the nature with a positive frame of mind. After the passage of time, the learning is then put to the practice by the son, in the form of the battle over the emotions, apparently steeling himself with the life of solitude that society has bestowed on him.

[Combined clip]

 

9. Tu shokh kali main mast pawan from Main Suhagan Hoon (1964), lyrics Kaifi Azmi, music Lachchiram

A solo by Mohammad Rafi and a duet by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle are one of those songs where a music director shone like a comet and then went off into the darkness of the deep universe. The deft of use of two different rhythms speaks volumes of Lachchiram’s grip over nuances of music composition per se as well as over the effect a song can make when viewed in the film. We have had a very elaborate article on Lachchiram at SoY.

This clip has both the versions.

 

10. Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai from Nayi Umar Ke Nayi Fasal (1965), lyrics Neeraj, music Roshan

The first version is expression of the dilemma of the protagonist, majestically presented as a ghazal, in the solo voice of Mohammed Rafi.  The second version is a duet – a pensive expression of emotions split between pure love on one hand and raw idealism on the other hand. Most of the duet song is rendered by Asha Bhosle, with Mohammed Rafi joining in at the end, to render highly explosive lyrics, with idealism flaming from the serene but charged voice.

[Combined clip]

 

11. Kanhi karati hogi wo mera intezaar from Phir Kab Milogi (1974), lyrics Majrooh Sultanpuri, music R D Burman

First version is a solo by Mukesh and the second is a duet, with Lata Mangeshkar. Both songs are noteworthy for being atypical RDB style compositions. RDB has very surprisingly chosen Mukesh when Mohammad Rafi was established as successful anchor-voice to Bishwajit’s stint in the Hindi films.. Be that as it may, both versions have deftly used qualities of Mukesh’s voice.

 

I look forward to meet you in the second part – A Female Solo and a Duet or a Chorus.

And of course, it would be a great pleasure to get your inputs for more songs in this class of the songs.

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 maheshmamadapur January 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Ashok ji,

Many Thanks for yet another interesting post.

Below films which I feel belong to the same category. All feature Mukesh in solo and Lata as the co- singer in the respective duets.

1. Tower House ( Ravi)
2. Duniya Na Mane ( Madan Mohan)
3. Kabhie Kabhie ( Khaiyyam)

2 ASHOK M VAISHNAV January 20, 2015 at 4:13 pm

# maheshmamadapur

Thanks for your inputs.
I will revisit my scrapbook and update these songs. If these have not been slotted in any other category, by the time our discussion conclude here, I will place the songs in this discussion itself.

3 arvindersharma January 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Ashok Ji,
A much awaited article by you finally arrived.
This category of songs is especially fascinating because both, the range of the singers and the creativity of the MD is explored by the contrasting situations of picturizations, which dictate the various moods of these songs.

Firstly, a great combination from ‘Anand Math’, the natinal song, written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, music by Hemant Kumar.
Solo by Hemant Kumar
Vande Mataram – Hemant Kumar, Pradeep, Anand Math…: http://youtu.be/iGWqGtPFbDQ
Duet by Hemant and Lata
Vande Mataram Anand Math Lata Hemant Bankim Origi…: http://youtu.be/xj1Iy4nRMkc

Secondly, a combine from ‘Geeta Gaya Pathhron Ne’, music Ramlal, where the solo is by a female singer.
Solo by renowned classical singer Kishori Amonkar
KISHORI AMONKAR – GEET GAYA PATHARON NE 1964: http://youtu.be/koWsNEcEWWg
Duet by Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor
Geet gaya patharon ne (Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapo…: http://youtu.be/5cFa49-ecDA

Another lovely combine from ‘Gyara Bazaar Ladkiyan’, music by N. Dutta
Firstly, the Rafi solo
Dil Ki Tamanna Thi Masti Mein (Male) – Mohammed R…: http://youtu.be/rm0UvuFykeU
The Rafi/Asha duet
Dil ki tammana thi masti mein: http://youtu.be/YF0-ckS9Ck4

4 maheshmamadapur January 20, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Do Kadam Tum Na Chale from Ek Hasina Do Diwane (1972) under KA.
Again Mukesh solo and Lata as co-singer in the duet.

5 arvindersharma January 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

Ashok Ji,
In my haste, I posted the song from ‘Geet Gaya Pathharon Ne’, which had a female solo not pertaining to this article.
The error is regretted.
I cannot resist presenting three more combos, very popular, and discussed earlier, but I feel that they deserve to be placed here.
Firstly, the evergreen songs from ‘Jaal, music S D Burman.
Hemant Kumar solo
Sun ja dil ki dastan (Hemant Kumar): http://youtu.be/-ssyolaTreA

Duet by Hemant and Lata
chandini raten pyar ki baten lata & hemant kumar …: http://youtu.be/TO4NonfJ31M

Secondary, the outstanding lullaby from ‘Shabab’, music Naushad.
Solo by Hemant and a duet by Lata and Hemant with chorus.
(I couldn’t find a better version of the duet)
CHANDAN KA PALNA -LATA JI -HEMANT KUMAR -SHAKEEL …: http://youtu.be/lBJCyB5n3Lw

And finally, a beautiful duet/solo from ‘Gumrah’, music Ravi.
In Hawaon Mein In Fizaon Mein – Gumrah – Mahendra…: http://youtu.be/EmqAkqzWgM0

6 Anu Warrier January 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Ashokji, thank you for the interesting post.

My example would be more like your first example – Male and Female solo versions of the same song. (Strangely enough, both are sad songs.)
Aye dil kahan teri manzil Dwijen Mukherjee in Maya.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S199DH_hDfU

Followed much later by Lata. also a solo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4iMHlNA3ic

7 ASHOK M VAISHNAV January 20, 2015 at 10:47 pm

All additional inputs are so welcome.

I would collate all these inputs and sum up my response(s) at the end of the present discussions.

8 Subodh Agrawal January 21, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Thank you Mr Vaishnav for another collection of gems from the vast repertoire of encyclopedic knowledge. I wasn’t aware that all these songs had an alternate version. I could have recalled at most half of them. Looking forward now to your next article.

9 ASHOK M VAISHNAV January 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Dear Subodhji
It is so very true that when I started with the initial search of internet and own memory, I had never imagined that we will be able to add up such a big score.
Many versions have far more relevance in the settings of the film and for which the music director and / or lyricist have taken great pains to bring out that difference. However, we are dealing with such a large number of songs that we hardly remember or certainly have not seen in the context of the films, that my articles have not been able to touch upon such aspects.
In spite of such limitations, the kind of encouragement that I have received has helped in what is being seen here.
I am sure the journey will not be limited my limits …….

10 ksbhatia January 22, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Ashok’ji ; Thanks for this very interesting post . As a trial I wish to post two songs and want to know if they fits the bill . 1. Chood babul ka ghar from babul by Shamshad and second version [sad] by Talat and chorus [ considering Rafi as part of chorus or as a duet ] . 2 . Mera joota hai japani by Mukesh and chorus with second version with Lata [ as signature song before ‘ The End ‘ of RK’s movies ] .

11 ASHOK M VAISHNAV January 22, 2015 at 10:12 pm

#ksbhatia
Both songs fit the bill.
Babul song I will include in the next part wherein I have segregated Female solo and its duet or Chorus version.
Mera Joota Hai Japani would fit here. However I would love to reserve it as different versions of songs that have a very typical pattern. Shaker Jaikishan have used this particular style very effectively in most of RK movies. Of course, getting clips of each such example would be little difficult, unless the most dedicated YT upoaders have taken such pains.

12 ksbhatia January 22, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Ashok’ji; Thanks for accepting my quoted songs . Yes; I am very passionate about Title music of movies since my youth days . Some producers do carry their identification thru signature verse or tune in addition to the title music that is tuned to the major song or the theme music . Mehboob khan and RK films are referal examples . I think RK production is the only example where in addition to their signature tune for the opening of the movie ; followed by theme or title song ; they have a’ The End ‘ signature tune and theme song . Awara , Mera naam joker , Barsaat etc , they all have such beginning and end . However there are certain movies where Theme music -not related to any song of the movie- is used as title music eg. Andaz [ shammi kapoor- hema starrer ] . This was a passion of SJ which was their’s sort of a trade mark . Yahudi is another example . I think there is a post on YT where a person has loaded Title music of old movies and there is one who has uploaded the interlude and preludes of many songs of diff. MD’s.

13 ASHOK M VAISHNAV January 23, 2015 at 7:15 am

KSBhatiaji,
I tried out a brief search. I think with more diligent efforts, and help/ inputs from friends like you, we can list out a fairly large number of such instances, juxtaposing them with the principal vocal song version.
Thanks for providing impetus to the idea.

14 N Venkataraman January 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Ashok Vaishnav ji,
Thanks a lot for another interesting post in the multiple version songs series. I have listened to many such songs of this genre, yet I was not aware of the existence of an additional version for some of the songs (4, 9 and 11). The selection of songs was excellent and made good listening. The opening pair of gems by Rafi and Lata, I believe set to Raag Jhinjhoti, was indeed unique and must be a favourite of many. I have heard that S D Burman reworked the tune of Pag thumak chalata balkhaye for the Lata number. Knowledgeable members of SoY may confirm. Let me add a few Md Rafi solos and duets with four different singers.

Kya kahne masha allah, Ji Chahta Hai (1964), lyrics Hasrat Jaipuri, music Kalyanji-Anandji
Md.Rafi Solo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvEZhmOfqJM
Md.Rafi- Suman Kalyanpur duet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOR77IoEdLQ

Hum intezaar karenge tera qayamat tak, Bahu Begum (1967), lyrics Majrooh Sultanpuri, music Roshan
Duet by Md.Rafi and Asha Bhosle and solo by Md.Rafi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnwrerQoRQ

Ajab teri karigar re kartar, Dus Lakh (1966), lyrics Prem Dhawan, music Ravi
Solo by Md.Rafi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzK3eM8vI8
I am not sure who the female singer is. Is it Usha Mangeshkar or Krishna Kalle?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2wLymLwD8Y

Ek raja ki sunlo kahani, Meharbaan (1967), lyrics Rajindra Krishan, music Ravi
Md.Rafi solo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilF_sxYVO3E
Md.Rafi-Lata Mangeshkar duet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx8orSR0DFY

Sorry I could not post my comments earlier. I am not that regular for the past month or so. Looking forward to your other two posts on the subject. Thank you once again.

15 ASHOK M VAISHNAV January 30, 2015 at 6:43 am

# N Venkataraman
Thanks for enriching the collection.

16 ksbhatia January 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Ashok’ji; While closing your article you gave one example of’ song in song’ from Guide . I was thinking of a few more such songs which suddenly changes the mood and is still a part of the main song . 1. ” Mud mud ke na dekh mud mud ke ” from Shree 420 by Aasha ji and in the later part by Manna dey and chorus . 2. ” Raat gai jab din aata hai ” from Boot polish by Manna dey, Aasha and chorus . 3. ” Tere bina aag yeh chandni tu aaaaaaja ” Lataji , Manna dey and chorus [I think a triplet song in one ] . I have to remember a few more like these and will report later . Can we include the famous triple songs of ” Dekh kabira roya ” ….. Meri veena tum bin roye …. Tu pyar kare ya thukraye hum to hain tere diwano main ……. Ashkon se teri humne tasveer banayee hai ?

17 ASHOK M VAISHNAV January 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm

#ksbhatia
WOW ! A great subject…

In the fitness of things, you ought to guest pen such an article on SoY.

18 Hans February 2, 2015 at 2:26 am

Thanks Vaishnavji for giving us a black and white treat of gems. And a number of additions by fellow readers. Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke brought back nostalgic memories of my teenage years, when the state PR department showed films like Jagriti, HPEDK and later Upkar and Kan Kan Men Bhagwan, with the help of projectors on a small portable screen fixed on some vehicle in the open ground. There would always be a struggle for keeping major part of the picture on that screen and at times the sound system would go awry resulting in catcalls and whistles and many of times the whole reel would be restarted.

Roshan’s two pairs of songs are really a treat. His music acquired a special sublime form after his relationship with Rafi was redefined starting from his 1960 films Babar and Barsaat Ki Raat. The Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal solo is well known but the duet is hardly known. Poor Asha suffered in comparison with the great Rafi solo. This film is one of the most poorly made film with such a high quality of music, which I could barely complete after it was found on youtube.

I am posting a song from film Hum Kahan Ja Rahe Hain (1966) in which music was given by Basant Prakash, the brother of Khem Chand Prakash. Though the HFGK says the song is in two parts, but I find it is a continuous song. So I am not sure if it can be included in the category. But, I am still posting it mostly due to its funny lyrics, which I am sure readers will enjoy. Other songs of this film are also on youtube and would interest readers. This film was made in an era known for the generation gap struggle at a time when the elders were not ready to accept the changing thinking of the youth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpGR0IHRlO4

19 ksbhatia February 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm

HANS’ji; You have brought my youth to the forefront . The vehicle you described used to go around one place to another [new delhi ] and the movies they showed were mainly for children like Ab dilli door nahi , jagriti and some short movies made by children film society . Movies like Do bigha zameen , Nai umar ki ………., Jagte raho etc were also shown . During mid 50s to 60s there was a very popular Govt initiated prog. called ‘Bal kanji baari ‘ in which all the children of the locality used to take part in games and songs every week and the best were duly awarded. After the success of Barsat ki raat , Bharat bhushan tried his hand in production and made Dooj ka chand [ inspired from Ganga jamuna ] . The film had Saroja devi , Bharat bhushan and Chandershekhar as movie cast with music by Roshan . Though the movie had some good songs but it was a box office disaster . Early , or around same time , Nai umar ki nai fasal was also released in which Bhart bhushan’s brother was the hero and Tanuja as heroine . The movie had Roshan as MD and the songs were good. As HANS described ,the movie was poorly made and hardly ran in the theaters . HANS ‘ji I enjoyed your funny song from Hum kahan ja rahe hain ; but there is a beautiful duet by Mohindra kapoor and Asha’ji ” Rafta rafta woh hamare dil ke mehman ho gaye ” which is quite enjoyable . For the present theme I have one song to offer ….. Dhire se aaja re akhein mein ; Lata and Lata and c . ramchander from ALBELA .

20 ASHOK M VAISHNAV February 2, 2015 at 10:05 pm

#Hansji
Thanks for the tour to the teenage days, which almost every one in our age group (55+) would have experienced in more or less same pattern.
We used to live in a Government colony, so we used to banl very heavily on the films from the repertoire of Information Department (of Gujarat Government) .
AKji has forwarded to me your list of songs under this category. Thanks for so wonderful addition to the treasure.
In fact, with the inputs that I have till now, I will need to post par 2 of this post , over and above greatly augmenting other variations of Female Solo and Duets and / or chorus songs and Songs with more that two version.

21 Hans February 4, 2015 at 2:02 am

Bhatiaji,
Thanks for enlightening us about the system in Delhi and programs like ‘baal kanji baari’. In schools in those days there was varied cultural activity and teachers sought maximum participation of students.

I did not know that Dooj Ka Chand was produced by Bharat Bhushan. I have seen the film, but I did not find any resemblance with Ganga Jamuna. It would be really injustice to Roshan if we say there were – especially if lyrics are by Sahir – some good songs. Roshan’s music scaled unprecedented heights from 1960 after he started using Rafi on a large scale. There were two outstanding solos by Rafi ‘mehfil se uth janewao’ and ‘sun ae mahjabin’, as also a duet with Suman ‘chand takta hai idhar’. Lata was not far behind with her ‘pade barkha fuhar’. Nor was Manna Dey who sang ‘ful gendwa na maro’ which is perhaps the first song where playback as a theme was used to fool the beloved, which inspired ‘mere samne wali khidki men’. The only difference is that in Dooj Ka Chand a record is played for Agha and in Padosan Kishore sings live for Sunil Dutt. Asha Singh Mastana also sang his famous heer ‘lo apna jahan duniyawalo’ in this film.

The song you mentioned ‘dheere se aaja ri’ has a female solo and a duet. So it would fit into the forthcoming article from Vaishnavji. But, you are right about ‘rafta -2 wo hamare dil ke’. This is an outstanding song and was very popular also. I am giving its link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_cAULXN0jg

22 Hans February 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

Vaishnavji,
Even houses in govt colonies in those days had much more space, which was also the case in big cities. We were lucky and had much more free time and space than the children of today who are caught in the cobweb of routine very early. By your, Bhatiaji’s and my experience I find that there were similar policies in perhaps every state. It was perhaps part of govt propaganda and films with particular messages were selected for community viewing. I remember to have twice seen a punjabi film ‘Kade Dhup Te Kade Chhan’ which depicted the ills of having too many children.

23 ksbhatia February 4, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Hans’ji Vaishnav ji ; Thanks for sharing childhood yaadein. It seems we are all sailing in the same boat on a seat sharing basis and collectively enjoying the seascape . And this reminds me of a song which i think fits the theme …….” Laheron pe laher Ulfat hai jawan ” by Hemant as solo and Hemant and Nutan as duet .

24 ksbhatia February 4, 2015 at 8:24 pm

………….. in cont . Here is one more song which I think is 3 in 1 [ or 4in 1 ] from two movies SASSI and SHART ” Na yeh chand hoga na tare rahenge ” by Kauser parveen , Geeta dutt, Hemant kumar and Geeta and Hemant as duet .

25 ASHOK M VAISHNAV February 4, 2015 at 10:23 pm

#ksbhatia
I have earmarked this song for one more specific variation – versions of songs across languages not covered till now (or some such title). Of course, I have not yet been able to find many songs in under this group. But with a strong fraternity of fellow travellers of SoY, the fire of hope keeps burning forever.
#Hans
It certainly was the strong medium for soft propaganda by the Govt, but our team of the teenagers would conveniently make the best use of it and bring in as much variety as possible in the films. Most of the audience would spend time in socialising when the mandatory documentary was being shown.

26 ksbhatia February 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Hans’ji ; I totally agree with you . With no tvs , children were more social and used to play many physically oriented games that are unknown to the present generation. Radio was the only source of entertainment . We as children , never bothered to know what govt was up doing its political adventures .

27 mumbaikar8 February 12, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Ashokji,
I would like to apologize for commenting late.
I was out for a while, when I got back somehow missed this post completely.
This is indeed one more gem in your crown of multiple version songs.
Ai dil ab kahin le ja by Shamshad was new to me, loved it.
I have a couple of pairs.
While the Samundari Daku’s songs fit the bill, I cannot be so sure about the Amar Raj’s songs because the Rafi’s part of both the songs seems identical, Nayantara’s part is just added to, the other version but uploader mentions that it is a double version song on two sides of 78rpm, the ball is your court now
Samundari Daku Talat Mahmood version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYJkIiLnBvI
Talat Asha Duet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JEcbQLD6ic
Rafi song Amar Raj
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzHjGDHUhS4
Rafi Nayantara Version of the same
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf1o650cmI0

28 ksbhatia February 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Mumbaikar8; All these songs are rarest of the rare in the present catag. songs . Truly never heard before !

29 mumbaikar8 February 13, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Bhatiaji,
Thank you.
I was aware of “ Dil jawan hai aarzoon jawan “ as versions songs,
Rafi songs luckily stumbled on.

30 ASHOK M VAISHNAV February 14, 2015 at 10:33 pm

#mumbaikar8
Thanks for the songs from Smaundari Daku.
There are many songs where just a few lines are by another artist. Some of such cases have been recorded separately, whereas some have remained on the film track only.
In so far as we are concerned, what is important that our treasure has swelled by two more songs (from Amar Raj), which are ‘new’ to me.

31 Anant Desai February 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Ashokji,
This is a wonderful post. Many songs I did not know about and Lachhiram making the list. His duet from Razia Sultan – old, Dhalti Jaye raat is an all time classic

Let me add a magnificent pair of lyrics by Prem Dhavan from Ek Saal.
The Talat and Lata lyrics are different and poignant. Now you must have remembered: Sab kuchh loota ke hosh mein aaye to kya kiya!

Each stanza is different and specific to the story. I heard this pair on the soundtrack on Vividh Bharati. When I saw the movie clips, they were disappointing. Even Ashok Kumar and Madhubala cannot do justice to this immortal pair. I have heard the term “hamradeep” gazals. I am not sure if it applies here.

The evergreen pair from Jaal is well known. I appreciate your choice of hidden gems, like Hemant Kumar’s version from Naukari and his solo without Nutan’s voice from Chabilee.

32 ksbhatia March 3, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Ashok vaishnav ‘ji ; North of india along with the plains of delhi and surrounding areas experienced snow and heavy rainfall for the last three days ; such conditions ,if prolonged , create untimely flooding. Under such condition I was reminded of such scene from Mother India in which Mehbboob khan sahib captured heart felt feelings of the sufferings of the poor followed by heart felt rendering of Lata’ji s classic ” O jaane walo jaao na ghar apna chhod ke mata bula rahi hai tumehen haath jod ke ” And as the villagers return in the concluding para of the song and another song takes over again ” Dukh bhare re din gayo re bhaiya ab sukh aayo re rang jeevan mein naya aa laiyo re ” . This song I am quoting in cont . of my observations @ 16. as song in song which suddenly changes the mood but still belongs to the main theme of the song . I wish to add one more extension to ”Mud mud ke na dekh” song from Shree 420 …… ” O jaane wale mudke jara dekh ke jaana dil toad ke to chal diye hum ko na bhulaana jara dekh ke jaana ” by Lata’ji in the same movie . This song can be 2+ 1 [ ext ] song .

33 Paresh Dholakia May 18, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Oh… Sorry i am a new comer and did not see your earlier post.. and jumped in. But i thoroughly enjoy the research and analysis of songs which i have loved all my life. It is becoming my daily routine to visit this web site first in the day and go through all earlier topics.

34 mumbaikar8 July 8, 2016 at 10:59 am

Ashokji, AK,
I think this multiple version is new here. Please note the year.
Rafi solo: SHOHRAT-1949-Mehmaan Ban Ke Aaye Thean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEWjzWq9P8E
Rafi Hamida Banu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnuFozTcrc8

35 Ashok M Vaishnav July 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm

#mumbaikar8

Thanks for this quite an unknown, but very sweet song.

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