Suman Kalyanpur outshines Lata Mangeshkar

October 4, 2010

Haal-e-dil unko sunana tha sunaya na gaya

suman_kalyanpur Suman Kalyanur had to remain in the shadows of Lata Mangeshkar because of her uncanny similarity to Lata’s voice. Many of her songs are indistinguishable from Lata’s style, either because she was subconsciously imitating her style or the music directors were viewing her essentially as Lata’s replacement. Yet there are several songs which bear her special imprint. There is one particular song in which she seems to have clearly overshadowed Lata. I am referring to Haal-e-dil unko sunana tha sunaya na gaya from the film Fariyad (1964).

The beautiful lyric by Kedar Sharma is worth reproducing in full:

Haal-e-dil unko sunana tha sunaya na gaya, sunaya na gaya
Jo zubaan par mujhe lana tha woh laya na gaya
Pyar se seene pe sar rakh ke to dil kadmon par
Apko apna banana tha, banaya na gaya
Khelati aankh micholi rahi nazrein apni
Jinko palkon mein chupana tha chupaya na gaya
Ek hi waar mein haathon se jigar cheen liya
Haye jis dil ko bachana tha bachaya na gaya

Here is my rough English translation:

The turmoil of my heart I wanted to tell but could not
Words were simmering inside me but I could not bring them to lips
Putting my head in your lap with love and heart on your feet
I wanted to make you mine but could not
Hide and seek my eyes played on and on
But the one I was to hide in my brows I could not
With one wave of your hand you swept me away
Alas my heart I wanted to save but could not

The song has been wonderfully composed by Snehal Bhatkar, and Suman Kalyanpur’s singing has ethereal beauty. This should surely rank as one of the great songs of the golden era where everything – lyrics, music and the voice are superb.

Suman Kalyanpur sings Haal-e-dil unko sunana tha>

Now let us hear Lata Mangeshkar singing Haal-e-dil yun unhe sunaya gaya, aankh hi ko zuban banaya gaya from the film Jahan Ara (1964).

Haal-e-dil yun unhe sunaya gaya
Aankh hi ko zuban banaya gaya
Zindagi ki udaas raaton ko
Aapki yaad se sajaya gaya
Ishq ki woh bhi ek manzil thi
Har kadam par fareb khaya gaya
Laakh toofan samet kar yaa rab
Kis liye ek dil banaya gaya

Lata sings Haal-e-dil yuun unhe sunaya gayaa>

Rarely do you come across a song which seems so clearly as a rejoinder to another song. My conjecture is Lata must have been so astonished to hear Suman Kalyanpur’s beautiful Haal-e-dil that she would have been dying to outdo this song. Thus you have Lata’s own Haal-e-dil written by another top lyricist Rajendra Krishna, and composed by the King of Ghazal, her own Madan Bhaiya. Yet you feel Lata is trying too hard, and it is Suman Kalyanpur’s song that lingers in your memory.

This song was no flash in the pan. Leaving aside her Lata-type songs, there are several others which have similar beauty and her distinct style that leave a lasting imprint. Here is a list of some of Suman Kalyanpur’s all time great solos:

Suman Kalyanpur’s best solos:

Song Film Music director
Apne piya ki main to bani re joganiya Kan Kan mein Bhagwan (1963) Shivram
Ai ji ho dekha pyaar tumhara Dekha Pyaar Tumhara (1963) Raj Ratan
Behna ne bhai ki kalayee se pyar bandha hai Resham Ki Dori (1974) Shankar Jaikishan
Bujha diye hain khud apne hathon Shagun (1964) Khayyam
Chhodo chhodo mori baiyan Miyan Biwi Raazi (1960) SD Burman
Dagabazi piya tere dil mein hai Aulad (1968) Chitragupta
Dil gham se jal raha hai Shama (1961) Ghulam Mohammad
Mere mehboob na ja Noormahal (1965) Jaani Babu Qawwal
Na tum humein jano na hum tumhe jane1 Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962) SD Burman
Sharabi sharabi ye saawan ka mausam Noorjehan (1967) Roshan
Ye phoolon ka gazra ye solah singar ho Sara Jahan Humara (1961) Babul
Yun hi dil ne chaha tha2 Dil hi to hai (1963) Roshan

1. This song has also been sung by Hemant Kumar.

2. There is also a duet with Mukesh on the same tune – Chura le na tumko ye mausam suhana, mentioned later.

Suman Kalyanpur earned more fame for her duets, especially with Rafi, many of which became roaring hits such as, Na na karte pyar tumhi se kar baithe (Jab Jab Phool Khile, 1965, Kalyanji Anandji), Kya kahne masha allah nazar teer aapki (Ji Chahta hai, 1964, Kalyanji Anandji), Itna hai tumse pyar mujhe (Suraj, 1966, Shankar Jaikishan), Aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke charche har zaban par (Brahmchari, 1968, Shankar Jaikishan), Tumse O hassena kabhi mohabbat (Farz, 1967, Laxmikant Pyarelal), Tujhe dekha tujhe chaha tujhe pooja maine (Chhoti Si Mulaquat, 1967, Shankar Jaikishan), Tumne pukara aur hum chale aye (Rajkumar, 1964, Shankar Jaikishan) etc. One can uncharitably say that these songs came her way fortuitously because of some rift between Rafi and Lata during that period. But even if you take out all the songs which may sound Lata-ish, you still have a large number of duets in which she adds something distinct, beautiful and everlasting. While many of her duets with Rafi are breezy in SJ or LP style, there are several others which are extremely soulful and melodious. Her duets with Mukesh are of rare beauty. Here are some of her best duets with male singers:

Suman Kalyanpur’s best duets with male singers:

Song Film Music director
Aapne huzur mujhe kya se kya bana diya (with Rafi) Fariyad (1964) Snehal Bhatkar
Aapse humko bichade hue ek zmana beet gaya (with Manhar) Vishwas (1969) Kalyanji Anandji
Ae jaane tamanna ae jaane bahar (with Rafi) Ji Chahta Hai (1964) Kalyanji Anandji
Agar teri jalwa numayi na hoti (with Rafi) Beti Bete (1964) Shankar Jaikishan
Ajahun na aye balma (with Rafi) Sanjh Aur Savera (1964) Shankar Jaikishan
Ankhiyon ka noor hai tu (with Mukesh) Johar Mehmood in Goa (1965) Kalyanji Anandji
Baad muddat ke ye ghadi aye (with Rafi) Jahan Ara (1964) Madan Mohan
Chura le na tumko yeh mausam suhana (with Mukesh) Dil Hi To Hai (1963) Roshan
Din ho ya raat hum rahen tere saath (with Rafi) Miss Bombay (1964) Hansraj Bahal
Jab se hum tum baharon mein (with Rafi)3 Main Shadi Karne chala (1962) Chitragupta
Haan maine bhi pyar kiya (with Mukesh) Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti(1967) Satish Bhatia
Kusum rang lenhga (with Rafi) More Man Mitwa (1966) Dattaram
Manmohan man mein ho tumhi (with Rafi and SD Batish) Kaise Kahun (1964) SD Burman
Mano ya na mano meri zindagi ki bahar ho (with Mukesh) First Love Dattaram
Mera pyar bhi tu hai ye bahar bhi tu hai (with Mukesh) Saathi (1968) Naushad
Parbaton ke pedo par (with Rafi) Shagun (1964) Khayyam
Raat suhani jag rahi hai (with Rafi) Jigari Dost (1969) Laxmikant Pyarelal
Thahariye hosh mein aa loon to chale jaiyega (with Rafi) Mohabbat Isko Kahte Hain (1965) Khayyam
Tujhe pyar karte hain karte rahenge (with Rafi) April Fool (1964) Shankar Jaikishan
Tumhi mere meet ho tumhi mere preet ho (with Hemant Kumar) Pyase Panchhi (1961) Kalyanji Anandji
Wo dekho dekho dekh raha tha papiha (with Mahendra Kapur) Fariyad (1964) Snehal Bhatkar
Ye kisne geet cheda (with Mukesh) Meri Soorat Teri Aankhen (1963) SD Burman
Ye mausam rangeen samaan (with Mukesh) Modern Girl (1961) Ravi

3 There is also another version of this duet sung by Mukesh and Kamal Barot.

Suman Kalyanpur had a special niche in folk based songs she sang with other female singers. Her songs with female singers occupy a special place in Hindi film music, and they easily rank among the best of the type.

Suman Kalyanpur’s best songs with female singers:

Song Film Music director
Dil gaya to gaya dilruba mil gaya (with Shamshad Begum) Shama (1961) Ghulam Mohammad
Phulwa band mahke dekho lahke daali daali (with Geeta Dutt) Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1959) Hemant Kumar
Kauni rang mungawa kawani rang motiya (with Sudha Malhotra) Heera Moti  (1959) Roshan
Khushiyan Hazar le ke dil ka qarar le ke (with Usha Mangeshkar) Lal Bangala (1966) Usha Khanna
Garjat barsat saawan ayo ri (with Kamal Barot) Barsaat Ki Raat (1960) Roshan
More saiyan gulabyia ke phool (with Minoo Pushottam) Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal (1965) Roshan
Na na na re na na haath na lagana (with Minoo Prushottam) Tajmahal (1963) Roshan

It is sad that a singer with such enormous talent did not get her due; her similarity with Lata’s voice became her curse. Yet her best is no inferior to any singer’s best, and she is one of the great singers of the golden era.

{ 169 comments… read them below or add one }

101 AK January 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm

@mumbaikar 8
So for the time being, this remains the only Lata Mangeshkar-Suman Kalyanpur duet available in public domain. It is absolutely fantastic, and it is surprising that it has remained hidden for so long. Thanks for bringing it to our notice, and thanks to the person who has uploaded it on the YT.

@Arunkumar Deshmukh
Thanks a lot for your clarification. Now I would also be on the lookout for the second duet.

102 Arunkumar Deshmukh January 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

AK Ji,
Mumbaikar8 ji has really done a great job of bringing this to our notice,though it was hosted by 2 different persons,since last 2 years,on the You Tube.No one had recognised its importance,so thanks to
Mumbaikar 8 ji.
-AD

103 mumbaikar8 January 3, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Its my pleasure to participate on this site

104 ratul January 12, 2013 at 8:41 am

Following is one of her gems she sang with Bhupenda:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1q-o2JIqWo

105 AK January 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Ratul, it is an outstanding Assamese folk song. The YT does not identify the female singer, who does sound like Suman Kalyanpur. Could you please give some more details about this song?

106 ratul January 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

The song was composed by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika in 1965 – sung by Bhupenda and Suman Kalyanpur. Its a love song.

Below is another beauty by Suman Kalyanpur in Assamese. This was composed by Dr. Hazarika in 1968:

http://music.raag.fm/Assamese/songs-14228-Suman_Kalyanpur-Various

107 ratul January 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I invite you all music lovers to listen to this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1q-o2JIqWo

And appreciate how great a communicator was Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.
You guys might say I am biased – I am bisaed because Bhupenda stood for humanity.

108 Pawan January 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

It is high time Suman Kalyanpur was honoured with a life time award by the film industry and given due recognition. I think we music lovers should make it happen . AK, please start a social media campaign we all will join. Thanks for reminding us about her, whom everyone in the industry knows but just passes by and leaves her forgotten !

109 AK January 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Pawan , very well said. Suman Kalyanpur does deserve an award worthy of her. Wikipedia mentions that Maharashtra governmnet honoured her with the prestigious Lata Mangeshkar award in 2010. It is silent on Padma awards, so I am not sure whether she got any or not – I would have to check up on this. This year’s Padma awards list includes Sudha Malhotra. It must be the famous singer. It is a pleasant surprise that someone remembered her after so many years. That gives us hope for Suman Kalyanpur. If a recommendation is put up for her at the right time with citation, through Maharshtra government or some other credible institution or individual, I have no doubt she should figure in Padma Bhushan list. Many in SoY family would know someone in the right quarters who can pursue it. Let us pursue that to see her name figure prominently in the next awards. Since no one questions the merit of the case, and it is more a case of oversight, I guess this would be more effective than a campaign on social media.

110 N Venkataraman January 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Akji,
I wholeheartedly endorse your suggestion. Today is 28th January. Today is Suman Kalyanpur’s birthday and she has completed 76 years. Let us pay our humble tribute to her on this occasion.

111 AK January 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I join you in conveying our best wishes on her birthday, wishing that her next birthday would bring some good news.

112 Pawan January 29, 2013 at 1:48 am

Many thanks for the information Venkataraman ! I agree with AK that this can be better addressed by a pointed approach to the right people, as it is clearly an oversight. I join you and all in SoY family, in wishing her a Very Happy Birthday and shall endeavour to seek due recognition for her by writing to media channels and newspapers highlighting her work. I am sure AK you will permit reference of this blog which will be very enlightening, as most her hit/popular songs are assumed to be Lata’s.

Secondly, government awards may not be easy to come by, but now we have Filmfare, Stardust, Screen, IFFA etc – at least one of them could be influenced ? It would be worth a spirited effort to see one of these, honouring her in front of millions of TV audience !

113 Shashika January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

Namaskaar everyone, I am Shashika from S.Africa and now settled in Mumbai for my singing. I ALWAYS LOVED SUMANJI and wondered what happened to her. There is a song Meri Puja Na Tukrana which is not to be found nowadays which I used to sing in my younger days. I am sad to learn that she has not been duly awarded for her singing and definitely I want to be part of the team that makes sure she gets her due credit. Oh I would love to meet her, she is for me the epitome of Mother Saraswathi.

114 ASHOK M VAISHNAV January 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm

In an upload on YT, http://youtu.be/0AwQCgomB_M, following update can be seen, on the occsion of her birthday:

“On Tuesday, in the run-up to her 75th birthday, veteran playback singer Suman Kalyanpur will be felicitated by the Saraswat Cultural Forum.

The event conceived, authored and compered by Mangala Khadilkar will start at Tilak Smarak Mandir in the city at 7 pm. The function is being organized under the umbrella of the Mumbai-based Kanara Saraswat Association.”

115 Raj Sharma February 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I am an old timer with an uncommon taste of things. I saw movies till 1970 where after nothing was needed as I remain absorbed in this arena. Suman Kalyanpur, Roshan, Madhubala and Sahir are my favorite artists.
I am quite emotive about Suman. There is a lot of information on her rivalry with Lata. But the ladies have refrained from the popular belief. Suman’s voice is humane while I feel Lata sings like a machine without any mistake ! You will feel emotions working in Sumans voice.
I appreciate this wonderful blog where you will find almost all the under dogs who have fascinated you but otherwise they are not seen much.
I have to request this authoritative and knowledgable blogger to write sections on Bharat Bhushan and Shakila. His forceful writing may bless us with the informaion we have been longing for.

116 AK February 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Welcome Sharmaji,
You will find a lot of like minded people here. Thanks a lot for you kind words. My interest is music and music personalities primarily. But I would keep your request about Bharat Bhushanand Shakeela in mind to cover them at some approriate time.

117 Kiran Deshpande February 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Sumanji is no doubt a good singer.But she cannot be compared with Lataji.Sumanji has at times vibrations in her voice. Lataji is 100% perfect.One cannot find any flaw in her voice.Once the Lata-Rafi conflict was resolved,music directors preferred Lata-Rafi duets in stead of the former jodi. So let us enjoy songs sung by Sumanji withour comparing her with Lataji.

118 Raj Sharma February 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I have utmost regards to what Kiranji has said. AK’s modest attitude has touched my heart. AK, I solicit your personal feelings about what is so special in Ghulam Mohammed’s music that I feel he is unique among the Bollywood lot. I feel you can create a great profile on him.
And well why a blogger with the talents of AK would keep a low profile for himself. I want to know more about you, dear AK.
Wish you glory and your blog more popularity.

119 AK February 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Sharmaji,
Thanks a lot for your very kind words. By God’s grace and good wishes of people like you. SoY has attracted a large number of very committed and knowledgeable followers.

I entirely agree with you on Ghulam Mohammad. What a coincidence that in my most recent post on Talat Mohammad-Asha Bhsole duets I mentioned about him that he was senior to Naushad in the industry, and getting paid more. Ironically he had to become Naushad’s assistant. It is said that many of Naushad’s famous songs were composed by him, which might be possible. At least some of Talat Mahmood’s best songs are composed by him. SoY would surely have more on him. It is a huge ocean. While I have some structure in mind, but by and large I am doing whatever takes my fancy.

I am gratified that you want to know about me. I have sent you a mail.

120 Meenu March 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Suman is a good singer but LATA is far ahead than suman in quality of voice , technique in everything. I can clearly differentiate LATA’s and suman’s voice. I wonder how people get confused? There is no similarity at all!

121 arvind April 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

SK singing NAZAR KA MIL KE JHUK JAANA for shakila in NEELI AANKHEN (1962).
http://youtu.be/9Sf0vyregP0

122 Rockzid April 22, 2013 at 12:45 am

I stumbled on your blog quite by chance and I am glad that I did.Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Here is a Suman Kalyanpur rarity that I really love “Man Gaye Woh Tarana” from Chalaak (1973) with music by Ganesh and filmed on actress Alka.
YouTube link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJUU1C_iAjU.

How about a write up on Mala Sinha, much underrated actress who is yet to be honoured with the Padma award.

123 suhas July 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I like your blog….thanks a lot…

124 upendra vyas August 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

very nice all this collection

125 Jignesh Kotadia November 21, 2013 at 12:18 am

Recently i came across by this gem first time… Saahir’s pen is supreme as alwayz…khayyam’s tune and sumanji’s voice made it a perfect piece.

”Zindagi zulm sahi, jabar sahi, gham hi sahi
Dil ki fariyaad sahi, rooh ka maatam hi sahi

Hum ne har haal mein jeene ki kasam khaai hai
Ab yahi haal muqaddar hai to shikwa kyon ho
Hum saleeqe se nibha denge jo din baaqi hai
Chaah ruswa na hui, dard bhi ruswa kyon ho”

Kya baat kya baat kya baat
Only the genius Saahir can do this magic. What majaz cud do in single song, Saahir has done in every song !! It’s obvious that lata’s voice and saahir’s words have lifted HFM to a sublime level. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd0d52WW2mQ

126 Jignesh Kotadia November 21, 2013 at 12:34 am

this song is mentioned by Dr. Virendra singh Godhara in comment no. 72. Now it is available on YT. Very nice song.

As he mentioned in his comment the MD’s name is ‘RAMLAL HEERAPANNA’ !!! First time heard name ! How many such obscure names are still hidden in history ? Thanx to YT for resusciting such completely lost names. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lN49la4Bkc

127 Jignesh Kotadia November 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

‘Hum ko taqdeer se bewajaha shikayat kyun ho,
Isi taqdeer ne chaahat ki khushi bhi di thi,,
Aaj agar kaampti palkon ko diye hai aansoo,
Kal thirakate hue honton ko hansi bhi di thi..’

WahWahWahWah
Poetry to koi Saahir se sikhe

(stanza of ‘zindagi zulm sahi’ from SHAGOON, 1964)

128 mumbaikar8 December 3, 2013 at 11:53 pm

AK,
I think, this is one more Lata Suman duet, right now it is my assumption, because all over the internet the singer is Lata, distinctly it has two singers and if I am not mistaken the other singer is Suman .
Can you please confirm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0dBRTGsHc5k

129 AK December 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Mumbaikar8,
It does sound two singers to me, and the other could very well be Suman Kalyanpur. I have referred it to some experts, let me see what is their verdict.

130 mumbaikar8 December 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

AK,
It seems Suman but could be Aarti Mukherji.
Let’s wait for the expert verdict.

131 siya January 15, 2014 at 9:44 am

having a sweet voice and having musical talent are 2 completely different things.
Those who are rooting for Suman Kalyanpur here do listen to the song aj hu na aye baalama sawan beeta jaye. in particular pay minute attention to the lines badara ko Chanda gale se lagaye aur bhi mera Mann lalachaye. listen how rafi sings Mann vs how suman sings Mann.
I rest my case.

132 K R Vaishampayan January 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

With due respect SIYA…the difference in singing Mann by Rafi and Suman is more of style and complimenting in a duet.
Of course, each singer has his/her limitations and strong points and they tend to render the words to express the right emotions – vis a vis context, to the best of their ability within their limitations.
A bit of imperfection and unstable voice timber of SUMAN endeared her to those who root for her. However, it is nobody’s claim / over claim that she is Better than Lata or Aasha. In fact, each one of them…be that Lata, Aasha, Suman, Sudha Malhotra, Shamshad, Mubarak…had their very own specific attributes.
Ergo…as an avid music lover, I rather enjoy the diverse variety that film music presents us. Hope, you will agree.
Regards – K R Vaishampayan [alias-KRV]

133 Canasya January 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I have not seen the movie. But the following video suggests that Suman is probably giving playback for the pupil and Rafi for the music teacher. SJ might have instructed Suman accordingly (remember ‘Sawan ka mahina’ from Milan). Language would also be part of Suman’s handicap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV2fid6gIj8

Just to illustrate how difficult it is to correctly pronounce words from a language other than mother tongue for even a legendary singer like Rafi listen to ‘Jahan daal daal pe’ from Sikandar-e-azam (MD: Hansraj Behl; Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan). He says ‘Bramha’ twice in the beginning in place of ‘Brahma’! (I like the song though).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-50qe9qrUDk

134 Pawan January 15, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I agree with KRV, as the music director decides the variations in rendering the same word/line by male and female singers and not the individuals. They are deliberate and many current and past songs can serve as examples.

There is no dispute in who has better voice or talent. The point is Suman also excelled and was very close to Lata in both. However, the recognition is no where close to that, hence praises are bound to come for a person whose songs are often mistaken as sung by Lata.

135 AK January 15, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Mumbaikar8,
I should gave come back to you earlier. Some knowledgeable people I referred to confirm that it is only one singer Lata Mangeshkar. They say it is not uncommon for the same singer to give playback for two actors in the same song.

136 AK January 15, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Siya, KR Vaishampayan, Pawan
I think it is quite clear no one was trying to suggest Suman Kalyanpur is equal to or better than Lata Mangehskar. Therefore, any averment that she is a lesser singer is unnecessary. The point was, as has been mentioned by many readers, that (i) Her similarity to Lata Mangehskar was remarkable, which was her strength as well as handicap, and (ii) Suman Kalyanpur did not get her due commensurate with her talents.

Canasya,
I don’t think Ajahun na aye balma has any similarity to Sawan ka mahina. In the latter song, Sunil Dutt was a serious teacher. Here Mahmood has taken the disguise of the music teacher to befool Shobha Khote’s mother to be near her. Initially, Shobha Khote is also taken in by the disguise, but once she recognises her lover, she also winks and continues the charade. But this also does not explain the difference in pronunciation of ‘mann’. It is simply a musical detail for composition.

You make an interesting point about ‘Brahma’ and ‘Bramha’. I never gave a thought to it, nor would have ever noticed it. The two words, when spoken, are indistinguishable. After uttering these words many times, I find the natural tendency is to pronounce ‘Bramha’. You can try it with other people.

A very common mistake most people do is in pronouncing Sanskrit words ending with a consonant with अकार. For example, सुखाय, हिताय, परित्राणाय etc. in which the last ‘ya’ has to be stressed. Then, complex sandhi can be a nightmare. Interestingly, in French if a word ending with a soft consonant is followed by a word staring with a vowel, while speaking they are joined like a Sanskrit ‘sandhi’ (but not in writing unlike Sanskrit).

137 mumbaikar8 January 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Ak,
Thanks for the reply.
I still hear two singers
but let us go by their verdict.

Canasya,
This is an interesting article about usage of Brahma and Bramha.
Rafi and Hansraj Behl were no Sankrit scholars so they should not be blamed for this mistake.
http://satyansharma.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/brahma-vs-bramha/

138 AK January 16, 2014 at 10:45 am

Mumbaikar8,
I am with you on the two singers.

Interesting article. But what is striking is the kind of stuff you get on the internet. There is nothing which is not there. At the cost of repetition, there is never any doubt that the correct form is ‘Brahma’, but this is a word which naturally comes out as ‘Brahma’ when you speak it.

139 K R Vaishampayan January 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Dear AK,

Thanks for your reply. I think we have no differences what-so-ever and both of us love music with may be different perspectives.
As regards ‘pronunciations’ especially of Sanskrit words…I simply shudder and agree with you.
The North Indians pronounce it ‘under’ correctness while those from the south tend to over pronounce it – like in: LATHA instead of LATA…and so on.
Remember RISHI KAPOOR wooing the pony with Sanskrit to impress Nitu Singh??? chanting – ” OM TASAYA VITOOR VARENIUM…”
Hope, you do remember. Have a good time. Regards – KRV

140 AK January 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm

KRV,
But why did you suddenly go on hibernation? Good to have you back. The whole yearwise review of the best songs – I have done 1955 and 1953 already – was your provocation, and you had disappeared.

141 Arunkumar Deshmukh January 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

AK ji,

Ref your comment No.136,para for canasya,

the correct name is SHUBHA KHOTE and NOT Shobha Khote. I find many people calling her Shobha,which is not right.

-AD

142 AK January 18, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Arunji, Thanks for the correction

143 Rakesh Srivastava March 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm

It was sheer phase of luck that while searching for more information on forgotten composer Jamal Sen, I came across your blog and fell in love, immediately. You have rightfully satiated appetite of music connoisseurs & fulfilled a long felt need of such useful information about old songs, singers & composers who have now faded out into oblivion. My sincere salute and kudos to you.
I went through few of your articles. I wish, I could read all but it would take time. I read your article on Suman Kalyanpur (SK) and comments thereon only yesterday and noted that this nice article was posted way back in Oct, 2010 with sporadic comments spread over till now. I thought all the loopholes, if there were any, must have been plugged-up by now during the span of last 40 months. But I feel that some room has been left for me to poke my nose into. Here are some songs which do not get there mention. …………… How about including these sweet melodies which would certainly delight you and readers equally?

1- Avinash Vyas
Chali jaye re jeevan ki gari (with Badrinath Pawar)-Royal Mail
2- Ajit Merchant
Raat ne gesu bikhraye (with Manna Dey)-Sapera
3- Babul
Aankhon mein shokhi (with Manna Dey)-Reshmi Roomal
4- Bipin Datta
Main is maasoom chehre ko (with Rafi)-Baghi Shahzada
5-Dattaram
i. Ye nasheeli hawa chha raha hai nasha (with Manna Dey)-Neeli Aankhen
ii. Kehti Hai kuchh jhuki jhuki nazar (Zindagi aur Khwab)
6- Ghulam Moahammed
i. Mere mehboob tujhe pyaar karoon ya na karoon -Shamaa
ii. Insaaf tera dekha ai saaqi-e-maikhana-Shamaa
iii. Yaas ke dar pe jhuka jaata hai sar (with Rafi)-Shamaa
7- Kalyanji Anandji
i. Kabhi honthon se-Geet
ii. Tu jangal ki morni to main bagana mor (with Rafi)-Raja Saab
iii. Man mera tujhko mange-Paras
8- Khaiyam
Mehfil mein aap aaye jaise ki chaand aaya (with Mubarak Begum, Jagjit Kaur)-Mohabbat isko kehte hain
9-Laxikant Pyarelal
i. Na jaane kaise pal menin badal jaate hain -Badalte Rishte
ii. Aa hum ahd-ewaf kar den (with Rafi)-Do Bhai
10- N Dutta
Mohe laa de chunariyaa lal (with Geeta Dutt)-Chaandi kee deewaar
11- Pandit Shivram
Chamke chaand poonam ka (with Mukesh)-Mahasati Behula
12- Ravi
Zara si baat pyar ki (with Rafi)-Salaam Memsaab
13- Robin Banerjee
Iradha na tha aapse pyaar ka (with Rafi)-Aandhi aur Toofan
14- Rajesh Roshan
i. Teri palkon mein (with Rafi)-Jay-Vejay
ii. Naaraazgi yeh aap ki (with Rafi)-Unnees-Bees
15- Roshan
i. Aaja rasiye more man basiya-Commercial Pilot Officer
ii. Chaand takta hai idhar (with Rafi)-Dooj ka chaand
iii. Maine ai jaan-e-wafaa tum se mohabaat ki hai (with Rafi)-Bedaag
16-Sardar Malik
i. Tere hun O sanam, tu jahan main wahan (with Rafi)-Bachpan
ii. Ab main jaaoon kahan, kahan jaaoon-Bachpan
iii. Baharaon se poocho-Mera Ghar Mere Bachhe
17- Salil Choudhary
Tumhe dil se chaha tumhe dil diya hai-Chaand aur Sooraj

18- S. Mohinder
i. Tum mard nikaaloge ghoonghat (with Rafi)-Reporter Raju
ii. Rain Jhoomti Dil ko choomti (with Rafi)-Reporter Raju
19. SD Burman
i. Khwab hai wohi ka wohi-Maiyan Bibi Razi
ii. Main shola hoon (with Rafi)-Benazir
20. SN Tripathi
Tum hi keh do tumse mujhko itna pyaar kyon (with Mahendra Kapoor)-Pareeksha
21- Sapan Jagmohan
Jeevan hai ek bhool-Chetna
22- Usha Khanna
i. Ai zindagi ke saathi jaana na zindagi se-Fareb
ii. Mera tumhara saath ho (with Rafi)-Ek Paheli

144 AK March 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Rakesh Srivastava,
I am overwhelmed by your generous praise, and awesome additions. Thanks a lot. The SoY owes a great deal to the knowledgeable and passionate readers, too.

The first song in your list Chali jaye ri jeevan ki gaadi does seem to be your great favorite, because you had mentioned it earlier in my post on Kamal Barot, thinking it to be sung by her, and from Rocket Girl. I wish one could find it. Sudhir Kapurji, whom I have referred to help us with Kamal Barot songs, confirms the co-ordinates of the song you have given here.

I hope you are able to browse through my other posts.

Some of the songs in your list have appeared on this blog in other posts, some are very rare and not available on YT as of now. Let me go through them, and I would try to post some which are best of the lot.

145 AK March 13, 2014 at 8:10 am

Rakesh Srivastava,
I should thank you again for adding some fabulous songs of Suman Kalyanpur. Some I heard for the first time. Here is the first installment of the songs. I will come back again with more from your list. They need to be enjoyed at leisure.

Ankh mein shokhi lab pe tabassum by Manna Dey and Suman Kalynapur from Reshmi Roomal (1960), music Babul

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Main is masoom chehre ko by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Baghi Shehzada (1964), music Bipin Dutta
Rafi giving playback for Kishore Kumar! I had not heard this song before.

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Ye nashili hawa aa raha hai maza by Manna Dey and Suman Kalyanpur from Neeli Aankhein (1962), music Dattaram

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Kahti hai jhuki jhuki nazar by Suman Kalyanpur from Zindagi Aur Khwab (1961), music Dattaram

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Insaaf tera dekha by Suman Kalyanpur from Shama (1961), music Ghulam Mohammad

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Mere mehboob tujhe pyar karun ya na karun by Suman Kalyanpur from Shama

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Yaas ke dar pe jhuka jata hai by Suman Kalyanpur from Shama

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Mehfil mein aap aye jaise ki chand aya by Suman Kalyanpur and Mubarak Begum from Mohabbat Isko Kahte Hain (1965), music Khayyam

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146 AK March 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

Rakesh Srivastava,
I come back with the second installment from your exhaustive list. I heard them over in YT. The first song in your list is already in public domain, thanks to your interest, and you have already seen it. About two songs by Rajesh Roshan, YT gives the female singers as Lata Mangeshkar in one case, and Hemlata in the other. You may like to check up on this. From the rest, the ones I found most fascinating I am posting here. Thanks a lot for introducing us to some absolutely songs, many of which I am heard for the first time.

Mohe la de chunariya laal by Suman Kalyanpur and Geeta Dutt from Chaandi Ki Deewar (1964), music N Datta

Chamke chaand poonam ka by Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur from Mahasati Behula, music Shivram

Zara si baat pyar ki zuban se phisal gayi by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Salaam Memsaab (1961), music Ravi

Irada na tha aapse pyar ka by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Aandhi Aur Toofan (1964), music Robin Banerjee

Interesting. Does it sound like Ye wada karo chaand ke saamne from Rajhath?

Chaand takta hai idhar by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Dooj Ka Chaand (1964), music Roshan

What a sweet Roshan composition!

Maine ae jaan-e-wafa tumse mohabbat ki hai by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Bedaag (1965), music Roshan

Tere hum O sanam by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Bachpan (1963), music Sardar Malik

Tumhein dil se chaha tumhein dil diya hai by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Chaand Aur Suraj (1965), music Salil Chaudhary

Tum mard nikaaloge ghoonghat by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Reporter Raju (1962), music S Mohinder

Interesting qawwali muqaabla picturised on the comedian Birbal (?) and unknown lady (?), with the lead actors in the audience. There is a short parody of Gham dire mustaqil at 3.o1.

Khuli hai ankh magar khwab hai wohi by Suman Kalyanpur from Miyan Biwi Raazi (1960), music SD Burman

This is a beautiful SD Burman composition, sung so melodiously by Suman Kalyanpur as a mujra song performed on stage, accompanied by kathak dancers. The tabalchi in drag is gets so excited that he throws off his/her veil and reveals himself as Mehmood. I would classify it as an extremely melodious song with discordant picturisation.

Mera tumhara sath to sadiyon ka sath hai by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur from Ek Paheli (1971), music Usha Khanna

Isn’t this inspired heavily from Ye raat ye fizayein phir aayein ya na aayein from Batwara?

147 Rakesh Srivastava March 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for posting my likes.You are right,Jay Vijaya song is sung by Lata.But Unnees Bees song is by Suman only as verified from Hindi Geetmala and YT.Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21_Ze-ehY84

148 mumbaikar8 March 14, 2014 at 6:48 pm

AK,
Now that the Ganga has started flowing again let me wash my hands in bahti Ganga adding few more songs. I hope, I am not repeating any.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l5kBda3cQ3U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4SyFG57Ve0A
One more qawwali
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2g2Z11mvr_Q
Beautiful duet, male singer sounds like so much Manna Dey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Or0PEfHYoZ0
With Sardar Malik in another B grade Movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0iK7p1x3oE&feature=player_detailpage
With another unsung music director Bulo C Rani
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=x7EpUtzsW2k

149 AK March 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Mumbaikar8,
It is never too late to join, especially when you come up with such beautiful songs. #2 Itne bade jahan mein apna bhi koi hota from Dark Street composed by Dattaram is one of her most melodious, and deserved to be mentioned here. The qawwali Yun miley ki mulaqaat ho na saki (#3) is excellent. In #4, Dil gaya dil gaya from Tilasmi Duniya (1962), music Suresh Talwar, YT mentions Shyam Kumar as the male singer, though I can’t believe that it could be the same Shyam Kumar who sang Tu mera chaand main teri chaandni in Dillagi (1949). To me the voice sounds more like Rafi. It would need more examination. The last two songs Naina ne dekhe unke main (Maharani Padmini) and Matwala saawan aya (Shri Ganesh) have the usual sweetness of Suman Kalyanpur.

150 arvindersharma April 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

Listen to these hidden gems which come to my mind instantly as I was going through this article.
1. Meri preet mera pyar kahe aaj baar baar from Tirthyatra.
2. Kar singaar aayi hoon dwar from Kailashpati.
3. Main hoon akeli kis kis ko from Mai Shadi Karne Chala.
and a duet with Rafi
Taaron ki chhaon tale shama parwane jale from Zarak Khan (note the similarity of this song with ‘Yun mile ke mulaqat’ from Sarfarosh, music in both the songs given by S.Mohinder).

151 AK April 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Sharmaji,
You have awesome collection of songs! I could locate only two from your list, both worth mentioning:

Kar singaar ayi hun dwar from Kailashpati, music Avinash Vyas

Taron ki chhaon tale from Zarak Khan, music S Mohinder

152 Salim April 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Thank you for a goldmine of a website. One thing I have noticed that many people rely on youtube for sampling of old songs – I myself perforce have to do so. But one good soul pointed out to me the fault – most videos of old films run faster than the original film – a fact which I had sensed and suspected but did not pinpoint when videos first came out; but now I know it for a surety. It is best to hear old songs from pure audio sources. We can hear the song in its correct speed in Youtube uploads which are based on such audio sources (and not video source). Since then I have been on a re-discovery voyage of old songs. Sheer bliss.

153 AK April 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Salim,
Plus the fact that the sound quality of audio uploads on YT is invariably better than videos of the same song.

Welcome to SoY and thanks for your appreciation.

154 AK April 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Sharmaji,
Ref your comment #150. A very generous wizard Sudhir Kapurji has uploaded Meri preet mera pyar boley aaj baar baar on Atul’s site.

155 arvindersharma April 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

It is the era of internet that you get such a fast response to any query.
I was around 17 when I first heard this song played in Rajdhani Express (it was a very melodic cassette containing songs such as ‘Humse na poocho’, ‘Unse pyar ho gaya’ and ‘O naar albeli’-a very rare Geeta no.from ‘Nagpadmini’)
I had never heard any of these songs before.
I was so enamoured by the sweetness of these songs, that I acquired all but two (‘Meri preet’ and ‘O naar albeli’) over the years.
Years passed on but I never lost hope.
Thankfully, with the advent of HFGK, I was able to obtain these two songs only after around 35 years of wait.
And it is a matter of days now, sometimes only seconds, to listen to a rare no.
Such availability takes away that feeling of anxiety and excitement in waiting, something which belonged to the era we all are nostalgic about.
But then this era has its own benefits too, such as me having discovered you.

156 arvindersharma April 16, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Thanks Sudhir Ji and AK ji for the upload.
My apologies for overlooking this.

157 AK April 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Sharmaji,
I am delighted too to interact with a music lover like you.

158 arvindersharma April 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

That pleasure AK Ji, is entirely mine.

159 arvindersharma May 30, 2014 at 9:39 pm

It gives me immense pleasure to unearth gems from my collection, songs which must have been popular with the music lovers in their hey days.
I would like to share a few of my favourite Suman Kalyanpur songs, all of which I find very breezy and lively, as under :
Jhoom ke piya ki gali, choom ke khushi me chali, aa rahi aa rahi hoon from ‘Jai Bhavani’, music S Mohinder,
Kateele kateele nasheele nasheele kaise ye din aaye, sakhi ri mera man udd udd jaye
from ‘Zindagi Ya Khwab’, music Dattaram,
Khadi thi baghiya me hairaan, ki aaye sainyaa beimaan, ki meethi meethi karejwa me peer hoye re from ‘Bekhabar’, music S Mohinder,
Chhalbaliya jaadu kar gayo, haye kya karun from ‘Rooplekha’, music Nashaad,
Mujhe kabhi kabhi sapna ye aaye, ki Shyam meri galiyon me bansuri bajaye from ‘Mera Qusoor Kya Hai’, music Chitragupta and
Aankh sharmane lagi, zulf lehrane lagi from ‘Captain Sheroo’, music S Mohinder.
(This song could have also sneaked into the ‘Zulf’ category).

160 AK May 31, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Sharmaji,
And what gems you have presented. I can’t thank you enough for Jhoom ke piya ki gali. This great favourite of mine had gone completely out of my consciousness. I am hearing it after about four decades. But I was surprised it sounded so much like Chitragupta’s composition, whereas I don’t think S Mohinder had any connection with him.

Jhoom ke piya ki gali ghoom ke khushi mein chali from Jai Bhawani (1961), lyrics GS Nepali, music S Mohinder

Have I started imagining similarities? Kateele kateele sounded like Salil Chaudhary to me.

Another favourite of mine you have added:

Aankh sharmane lagi from Captain Sheroo (1963), lyrics Naqsh Layalpuri, music S Mohiner

161 arvindersharma June 1, 2014 at 11:33 pm

AK Ji,
Thanks for your nice comments. Incidently, I always had the feeling that ‘Jhoom ke piya ki gali’ was composed by Roshan, another great exponent of melody, the tune somehow in my mind always related to the songs, ‘Mero sainya gulabiya ka phool’ from ‘Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal’, ‘Sajan salona maang lo ri koi’ from ‘Dooj Ka Chand’ and ‘Na na na re na na’ from ‘Tajmahal’. Misconceptions sometimes get so rooted in your mindset.
Now I’ll mention yet another favourite duet of mine from Guest House, music by Chitragupta, sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Usha Mangeshkar,
Nikla hai gora gora chand re sajanwa, kar ke jatan koi aa ja.
I’ll have to sheepishly admit that I was searching this song in your article, Lata with Chitragupta, Suman sounds so much like Lata in the song.

162 Rakesh Srivastava June 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Arvindersharma Ji,
I am short of words to express my thanks for referring the Jai Bhawani song.This song was very popular in radio era around 1960s and was my favorite too.However with the passage of time, I forgot the words and every thing else about this song(I was in my childhood those days). I could only hum its tune.I am not a good singer so could not express and ask any one to help locate this song when nothing was known except the tune.Just out of curiosity, I opened this song today through
your post and lo and behold,it was what I was striving for all through these fifty odd years.Thank you Sharma ji.You have made a dumb speak and express himself.Thank you AK ji and long live the Internet, for helping us do what we do.

163 arvindersharma June 3, 2014 at 12:13 am

Rakesh Srivastava Ji,
I am at loss of words after going through your post and can simply thank you for the same.I personally understand what goes through a fellow music lover’s mind when he is unable to trace a song when it is there in his mind and there is no means to catch up with it.
We can simply thank all those great gifted people who created these great melodies, which we are enjoying today.
And Rakesh Ji, we must thank AK Ji and his fellow contributions, who painstakingly create such knowledgeable articles for all of us to enjoy and contribute.
Regards,
Arvinder Sharma

164 arvindersharma July 15, 2014 at 11:38 pm

One more round of Suman Kalyanpur songs.
It was to her credit that she could sing classical compositions with ease as she beautifully rendered ‘Choro choro more bainya sanware’ from ‘Miyan Biwi Raazi’ under the baton of SDB.
Some more are as under :
Dil tod ke jana hai from ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’, music Snehal Bhatkar.
Hamari Yaad Aayegi-
Dil Todke Jana Hai- Suman Kal…: http://youtu.be/lRf3KTGGfGM

Baar baar gayi re haar mai sakhi ri from ‘Krishnavtar’, music by Suresh Kumar.
Krishnavatar- Baar Baar Gayi Re Haar- Suman Kalya…: http://youtu.be/oJNrGJQD4iA

Toone churali mere maathe ki bindiya from ‘Rooplekha’ music Chitragupta.
Rooplekha- Tune Churali Meri Mathe Ki Bindiya- Su…: http://youtu.be/zuwI6NHBHV4

Three beautiful solos :
Aayi hoon badi door se from ‘Sakhi Robin’, music Robin Bannerjee
“AAYI HOON BADI DOOR SE”BY SUMAN KALYANPUR,MUSIC …: http://youtu.be/iem7QMIiikY

Ja ja, ja re beimaan from ‘Hercules’, music by N Dutta
Hercules- Ja Ja Re Beimaan- Suman Kalyanpur: http://youtu.be/yj5WIBZpI1Y

Itni bedardi se rootha mora baalma from ‘Rooplekha’, music by Chitragupta.
ITNI BEDARDI SE ROOTHA MORA BALMA ,SUMAN KALYANPU…: http://youtu.be/WT6rUZPw_8Q
To my ears, this song brings faint memories of ‘Choro choro more bainya’.

Two beautiful duets with Mukesh :
Shama se koi keh de from ‘Jai Bhawani’, music S Mohinder
shama se koi kah de..mukesh-suman kalyanpur-jai b…: http://youtu.be/8ieACqWbuKU

Taaron ki thandi chhainyan from ‘Naag Devta’, music by S N Tripathi, a rare and a very sweet song
taron ki chhaiyan..suman kalyanpur-mukesh-qamar j…: http://youtu.be/0_9SCFqEXcs

Seven duets with Rafi
Tumhi ne dil mera chheen me from ‘Airmail’, music by Sardul Kwatra, another good composer who enriched the Punjabi film music.
When you begin to listen to this song, at once O P Naiyyar comes to mind. But hearing Suman, you get confused how lata could be there in an OPN song. It’s only afterwards that you understand that is is the work of another music director.
Tumhi Ne Dil Mera Mohd Rafi Suman Kalyanpur Film …: http://youtu.be/7AU5TZjonIs

Chand hain taare bhi hain Aur ye tanhai hai from ‘Rooplekha’, music by Chitragupta is another must listen gem by the master.
rooplekha ”’ chand hai tare hain aur ye tanhai h…: http://youtu.be/MfDH9sMmQvE

Meri zindagi tere pyar me hum kahan kahan se guzar gaye from ‘Ji Chahta Hai’, music by Kalyanji Anandji.
Meri Zindagi Tere Pyar Mein Mohd Rafi Suman Kalya…: http://youtu.be/lhzhVucH9js

Chail chhabeela chokra from ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’, music by Snehal Bhatkar.
Film Hamari Yaad Aayegi Year 1961 song Chail Chab…: http://youtu.be/tUWdJxwBuoQ

Aate jaate role mujhe chede mujhe baalma from ‘ Ek Sapera Ek Lutera’, music by Usha Khanna
Ek Sapera Ek Lutera – Title Song: http://youtu.be/LqYBLNT3wnQ

Sainya dekh dekh dekh from ‘Police Detective’, music by Chitragupta.
Mohd Rafi & Suman Kalyanpur -Saiyan Dekh Dekh Dek…: http://youtu.be/wk8yMwuukYQ

Tera muskurana bana ek fasana from ‘Pyar Ki Daastan’, music by Nashad
Pyaar Ki Dastaan – Tera Muskurana Bana Ek Fasaana…: http://youtu.be/ey2sBp1gAQE

And finally, a duet with Mahendra Kapoor from ‘Umrqaid’, music by Iqbal Qureshi,
Dil ka fasana
“DIL KA FASANA KOYI NA JANA APNI KUSHI ME”BY SUMA…: http://youtu.be/MNB6_cz-f5Y

165 AK July 18, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Sharmaji,
Thanks a lot for this great list. Shama se koi kah de is my special favourite.

Tumhi ne dil mera chheen ke, OP Nayyar using ‘Lata’ is an excellent song. Other goods songs are Dil ka fasana, Meri zindagi tere pyar mein, Taaron ki thandi chhainya. Do you think the last song reminds us of Badaraa ki chhaon taley by Mukesh and Suraiya from Lekh (1950), music Krishna Dayal?

Chhail chhabeela chhokra is so different from other songs from Hamaari Yaad Aayegi, and so very unlike Snehal Bhatkar.

166 Rakesh Srivastava July 18, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Sharmaji, So nice of you for unearthing so many obscure songs which were lying long buried in debris of Time.My most favorite song in your list is Tera Muskrana…I remember around early 1960s, this song used to be aired on radio almost daily.This movie had two more good songs sung by Suman Kalyanpur viz. Pyar Aisa Hamara Tumhara & Sun Le Meri Jaan. Thanks for the post.

167 arvindersharma July 19, 2014 at 10:32 am

AK Ji,
Thanks for your kind words of appreciation.
Indeed, Taaron ki thandi chhainyan and Badra ki chain taley have a striking similarly and both of them are lovely songs.
Replying to my last post, your remark regarding the Suman solo song ‘ Kateele kateele nasheele nasheele’ reminding you of a Salil Chaudhary song, made me think of a song set to a similar mood. ‘Jhuk jhuk jhuk jhoom ghata chayi re’ from ‘Chardiwari’, sung by lata, to my ears, quite resembles the song.
Rakesh Srivastava Ji,
Once again, thanks for your pat on the back.
I have really cherished your earlier remarks and once again, I am thanking you for your kind words.

168 Avinash August 30, 2014 at 9:53 am

Regarding Pronunciation of” Bramha’. North Indians pronounce ‘h’ first then’m’. Marathi people say ‘m’ first and ‘h’ next.
Very fine article and equally good comments! Hope to listen all the gems provided by the Blog. Thank you.

169 AK August 30, 2014 at 10:24 am

Avinash,
Welcome to SoY and thanks a lot for your appreciation. Hope you are able to see more of SoY.

The correct form in Sanskrit is ‘Brahma’. North Indians too tend to pronounce ‘m’ first, because that comes involuntarily.

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