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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Unforgettable Melodies

Don’t fear for your head if these ring in your ears long after playing out.

Selection this time includes songs, deep in lyrics. picturized on the three heroes who dominated the Kollywood films for decades.

Settle down and enjoy the music even if you don’t follow the words.

First, Gemini Ganesan (father of Rekha of Bollywood) in Idhyatthil Nee. A Tamizh romance film, directed by Muktha Srinivasan and produced by V. Ramasamy in 1963. Music by the legendary pair Viswanathan Ramamoorthy.

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The second is from Navarathri, produced and directed by A.P. Nagarajan, featuring Sivaji Ganesan (his 100th film) and Savithri (wife of Gemini Ganesan) in lead roles, set to music by K. V. Mahadevan. The film is known for the thespian’s masterly portrayal of navarasa’s (nine different emotions) in nine different roles. In this song an inebriated Sivaji Ganesan tries unsuccessfully to seduce the heroine in a brothel house.

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This is from Panathottam, directed by K Shankar in 1963 featuring M.G. Ramachandran (was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu when he died) and Saroja Devi in lead roles. The film, produced by G. N. Velumani had musical score again by the wizards Viswanathan Ramamoorthy.

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