Melodies You May Not Get To Hear

These videos seem to play only on Youtube and not in WP. If so, click on the image or the link given below. A bit of nuisance.

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Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh‘ from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Cast: Meena Kumari, Raj Kumar. Music: Shankar Jaikishan Lyrics: Shailendra. Director: Kishore Sahu.

If it doesn’t play watch it here.

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Yaad Aayee Aadhi Raat Ko‘ from Kanhaiya (1959) sung by Mukesh; Cast: Raj Kapoor. Nutan, Om Prakash and Lalita Pawar. Music: Shankar Jaikishan. Lyrics: Shailendra. Director:Om Prakash.

If it doesn’t play watch it here.

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‘Yeh Raat Yeh Fizayen’ from Batwara sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi. Cast: Pradip Kumar and Nirupa Roy. Music: Madan Mohan. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri.

If it doesn’t play watch it here.

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Dekho Kasam Se Kahate Hain Tum Se from Tumsa Nahin Dekha sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi. Cast: Shammi Kapoor, Ameeta, Pran, B.N.Vyas and Raj Mehra. Music: O P Nayyar. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Nasir Hussain.

If it doesn’t play watch it here.

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More Melodies…

Shut out all other sounds, tune in and enjoy.

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Does a bubbling stream make music?

You’ll know in a shortwhile.

This selection of a treat in melody is a little unusual. It starts off with a piece in the Raga Nalinakanthi – true to its name, a beautiful raga, romantic, one of the most pleasant to hear in Carnatic Music. Mimics a bubbling stream. Here it is, ‘Manavyalakinchara’ a Thiyagaraja kriti from Vikaasa’s debut album, ‘Guru’s Feet’ (2013). Vikaasa Ramdas, a musician trained under the tutelage of Mandolin Maestro U. Shrinivas, is accompanied in this piece by Suri Upendra on the mridangam, G. Suresh Kumar on the violin, H. Sivaramakrishnan on the ghatam, and Trichy V.V.S. Manian on the kanjira.

Video here.

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‘Main pyaar ka raahi hoon’ from Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena (1962) sung by Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Cast: Joy Mukherjee, Sadhna, Music: O P Nayyar. Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.

Video here.

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‘Pukarta Chala Hoon Main’ from Mere Sanam (1965) sung by Mohammed Rafi. Cast: Asha Parekh and Biswajit Chatterjee Music: O.P.Nayyar. Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Video here.

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 ‘Bekarar Karke Hume Yun Na Jaiye’ in Bees Saal Baad (1962), a breezy number sung by Hemant Kumar, set to music by Hemant Kumar.  Lyricist: Shakeel Badayuni. Cast: Waheeda Rehman, Biswajeet and Madan Puri.

Video here.

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Can You Get Tired Of These Melodies?

‘Tumhi Mere Meet Ho Tumhi Meri Preet’ from Pyase Panchhi (1961) sung by Hemant Kumar and Suman Kalyanpur (also features Lata Mangeshkar, Muhammad Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Mukesh, Shamshad Begum, Manna Dey and Balbir!!) Cast: Mehmood, Ameeta, Jeevan, David, Agha, Naranjan Sharma, Malika and Leela Mishra. Music: Kalayanji-Anandji. Lyricist: Indeevar, Qamar. Director: Harsukh Bhatt.

Video here.

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‘Dil Ki Nazar’ in Anari (1959) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Actors: Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Nazir Hussain, Lalita Pawar, Motilal, Shubha Khote, Mukri and Helen. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra.

Video here.

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‘Gham Ka Fasana Ban Gaya Acha’ from Manchali (1973) sung by Kishore Kumar and Leena C. Cast:  Sanjeev Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Nazima and Nirupa Roy. Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lyrics: Anand Bakshi. Director: Raja Nawathe.

Video here.

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‘Kaii Baar Yun Bhi Dekha Hai’ from Rajnigandha (1974) sung by Mukesh. Cast: Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha. Music: Salil Chowdhury. Lyrics: Yogesh. Director: Basu Chatterjee.

Video here.

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Unforgettable Melodies

More melodies from the fifties and sixties:

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‘Chodd Do Aanchal’ from Paying Guest (1957) sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Actors: Dev Anand, Nutan, Yakub, Jagirdar, Sajjan. Music: S D Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Producer: Filmistan.

Video here.

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‘Kahe Jhoom Jhoom Raat Yeh Suhani’ in Love Marriage (1959) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Stars: Mala Sinha, Dev Anand and Abhi Bhattacharya. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra. Director: Subodh Mukherji.

Video here.

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‘Aise To Na Deko’ from Teen Deviyan (1965) sung by Mohammed Rafi. Stars: Dev Anand, Nanda, Kalpana Karthik and Simmi Garewal. Music: S.D.Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Amarjeet.

 

Video here.

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After those gems from the fifties, here’s a sweet melody, eminently hummable, from the early seventies, a bit longish.

‘Itna to yaad hai mujhe ke unse mulaqaat hui’ from Mehboob Ki Mehandi (1971) sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. Music Director: Laxmikant Pyarelal. Lyricist: Anand Bakshi. Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Leena Chandavarkar, Pradeep Kumar, Mumtaz Begum and Iftekhar. Producer, Director: H S Rawail.

Video here.

 

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A Pining Lover – A Ghazal Magic From…

the duo – Kaifi Azmi and Madan Mohan:

‘Zara Si Aahat Hoti Hai’ from Haqeeqat (1964) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Actors: Dharmendra, Balraj Sahni, Priya Rajvansh, Sudhir, Sanjay Khan and Vijay Anand. Director: Vijay Anand.

Like many other immortal melodies this Azmi’s song of tender love, full of old-world charm, is also set in Raag: Yaman Kalyan at its sweetest, its notes lending the distinctive qualities of soft romance, peace and tranquility. Moods of this Raag: bhakti, gambhir, shringar, serene, haunting… 

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Lyrics and its as-best-as-I-could translation:

ज़रा सी आहट होती है

तो दिल सोचता है 

कहीं ये वो तो नहीं,

कहीं ये वो तो नहीं 

ज़रा सी आहट होती है…

Even a slight sound (of a foot fall) and

my heart goes thumping:

Could it be him if anyone?

Could it be him if anyone?

छुप के सीने में कोई जैसे सदा देता है 

शाम से पहले दीया दिल का जला देता है 

है उसी की ये सदा, है उसी की ये अदा 

कहीं ये वो तो नहीं.

Dwelling in (my) bosom and making himself ever felt,

Lighting up the lamp of the heart even before it’s dusk,

It is his ever…it is this coquetry of his,

Could it be him, if anyone?

शक्ल फिरती है निगाहों में वही प्यारी सी

मेरी नस-नस में मचलने लगी चिंगारी सी 

छू गई जिस्म मेरा किसके दामन की हवा 

कहीं ये वो तो नहीं…

(It’s his) face swirling before my eyes, so cute,

(it’s like) fire-sparks cavorting in every vein of mine,

my body tingled by the breeze that had embraced someone,

Could it be him, if anyone?

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Now dismiss all thoughts of the world outside,

shut out all noise,

put your feet up,

roll down your sleeves,

hold your glass in hand if you desire,

switch on the soft glow of a single shaded lamp,

get ready to be swept along.

Video here.

And for the original from the film:

Video here.

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PS: A nagging thought: should a kid like this girl be asked to emote such tender love?

Source: poshmaal.com/ragas/yaman.html

Unforgettable Melodies

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‘Aankhon mein kya jee’ from Nau Do Gyarah (1957) sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Stars: Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Jeevan, Shashikala, Rashid Khan and Lalita Pawar. Music: S.D. Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Vijay Anand.

Video here.

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‘Masti Bhara Hai Sama’ from Parvarish (1958) sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. Music: Datta Ram. Director: S. Banerji.

Video here.

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‘Aansu Bhari Hai’ from Parvarish (1958) sung by Mukesh. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. Music: Datta Ram. Director: S. Banerji.

Video here.

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Now, For Some Forgotten Melodies!

Songs we missed our classes to hear on radio! Not likely to be heard in these days.

A coincidence that I noticed later – all the songs are Shankar Jaikishen’s!

Good quality clips of these songs are difficult to obtain.

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‘Tum Jo Humare Meet Na Hote Geet Ye Mere Geet Na Hote’ from Aashiq (1962) sung by Mukesh. Stars Raj Kapoor, Nanda, Padmini, Keshto Mukherjee and Leela Chitnis. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. Director: Hrishikesh Mukerjee.

Video here.

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‘Suno Ji Suno Hamari Bhi Suno’ in Ek Dil Sau Afsane (1963) sung by Mukesh. Stars: Raj Kapoor. Waheeda Rehman, Lalita Pawar, Sulochana Chatterjee, Mridula Rani, Mehar Banu and Jagdish Raj. Music: Shankar Jakishan. Lyrics: Shailendra.

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‘Bahar Banke Woh Muskuraye’ from Apne Huye Paraye (1964) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Actors: Manoj Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shashikala, Lalita Pawar, Agha, Padma Kumari, Sunder, Chand Burke, Dulari, Iftekhar, Ramayan Tiwari, Savitri and Naina. Music: Shankar Jaikishan. Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri. Director: Ajit Chakraborty. Producer: Ajit Chakraborty.

Video here.

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‘Begaani Shaadi Mein’ from Jis Desh Mein Behti Hai (1960) sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh. Actors: Padmini, Raj Kapoor, Pran, Lalita Pawar, Raj Mehra and Sulochana Chatterjee. Music: Shankar Jaikishan. Lyrics: Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. Director: Radhu Karmarkar.

Video here.

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