Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some of my favourite song-dance combinations

Here are some awesome songs with nice dances. Here Iam uploading songs by various singers:

1. Papi Dadarva Bulaye Re (Neela Parbat - 1969) by Roshan Ara Begum, dancer is Panna/Zareen.

The song is really fabulous with the great Malika-E-Mauseeqi Roshan Ara Begum singing, Panna also dances well, but I like the song much more.

2. Umangen Dil Ki Machlin (Jugnu - 1947) by Madam Noor Jehan, singing and dancing

The song is lovely, of course, and see how nicely and gracefully Noor Jehan dances also.

3. Chan Chan Chan Chan Baje Payal Baje (Neend - 1959) by Noor Jehan, singing and on stage again

Madam Noor Jehan, apart from being a great singer and actress, was also a really greatful dancer. All dances and songs in this movie are lovely. 

4. Akeli Na Jana Zamana Nazuk Hai (Neend - 1959) Noor Jehan, with Naseem Begum singing for Neelo.

Another lovely song-dance, but this time another good dancer and side-actress-Neelo dances and another great singer-Naseem Begum, who was a common substitute for Noor Jehan sings. Iam a great fan of Noor Jehan, but I shall not be partial to be here. This shall be the last Noor Jehan song in this post.

5. Samne Gali Mein Mera Ghar Hai (Mirza Sahiban - 1947) by Madam Zohrabai Ambalewali, Cuckoo dances.

Zohrabai's strong and weighty vocal is very impressive as the then very famous Cuckoo dances very nicely, a charming girl. Gope is near her. In this movie dominated by Noor Jehan's songs, Zoharabai holds her own.

6. Saiyyan Salone Se Nain Milake Preet Lagake Haye Jan Gayi (Village Girl - 1945) by Madam Ameerbai Karnataki, Geeta Nizami dancing

In another Noor Jehan starring blockbuster, Kannada Kokila Ameerbai Karnataki holds her own against the singing heroine. One one side the nightingale sings the foot-tapping melody with extreme vocal sweetness, a lively spirit, lovely background music and nice drum beats. Geeta Nizami is very sweet and her dance is simply superb.

7. Har Cheez Yahan Ki Paani (Panna - 1944) by Shamshad Begum, Geeta Nizami on screen is disabled here, so I have provided the link. The song is lovely in the young and melodious Shamshad's voice, good musical score by Amir Ali and Geeta Nizami is again at her best. She was the heroine in this movie, unlike usually where she was a side-girl. The singer is mentioned to be Rajkumari, but the voice is definitely Shamshad Begum's.

8. Kajrari Matwari Madbhari Do Akhiyan (Naubahar - 1955) by Rajkumari on Kuldip Kaur, dancer unknown.
Rajkumari's voice is heavenly, as Roshan makes her sing for Kuldip Kaur, and the dancer is elegeant and graceful. The dance is simple and beautiful.

9. Murliwale Murli Baja Sun Sun murli Ko Nache Jiya (Dillagi - 1949) by Suraiya dancing and singing

An enchanting combination of Madam Suraiya singing, dancing and melodious flute playing in the background.

10. Maai Ri Main To Madhuban Mein (Chandralekha - 1948) by Uma Devi, T.N.Rajakumari  is dancing

A really nice melody by singer-comedian Uma Devi, better known as Tun Tun. South Indian actress T.N.Rajakumari dances nicely, a film with great dances and songs.

11. Di Lagake Unse Yaron (Sunehere Din - 1949) by Shamshad Bgeum and Surinder Kaur, dance by Rehana and Nigar Sultana

Lovely song, lovely dance by Rehana and Nigar Sultana.

12. Loot Jawani Phir Nahin Aani (Jugnu - 1947) by Shamshad Begum, Latika dances

A very nice song-dance combination, the lively and attractive voice of Shamshad Begum and the graceful and sweet Latika dancing, a dance of very high standards for those days.

13. Desh Ke Pur Kaif Rangeen Si Fizaon Mein Kahin (Jugnu - 1947) by Roshan Ara Begum, Shashikala dances.

Shashikala dances well to the classical voice of Madam Roshan Ara Begum.

14. Duniya Ka Maza Lelo Duniya Tumhari Hai (Bahar - 1951) by Shamshad Begum, the great Vyjayantimala on screen

Classicaly-trained Vyjayantimala gives a splendid performance, as Shamshad delights us with the song. Enjoy!

15. Mohe Panghat Pe Nandalal Ched Gayo Re (Mughal-E-Azam - 1960) by Lata Mangeshkar, Madhubala dances.
The sweet voice of nightingale Madam Lata Mangeshkar matches the graceful movements of the beauty Madhubala, in the all time historical blockbuster Mughal-E-Azam starring Madhubala as Anarkali, Dilip Kumar as Prince Salim and Prithviraj Kapoor as his father emperor Akbar.

Also, O Jiya Mora by Geeta Dutt in Kaneej (1949), Kuldeep Kaur dancing is uploaded here.
Hope you liked these combinations, more Vintage Bollywood stuff coming soon.......

Monday, August 16, 2010

A lovely Mohammed Rafi - Suraiya duet from Sanam (1951)

A really very good song by Mohammed Rafi singing for Dev Anand and Suraiya singing for herself. Great music by Husnalal Bhagatram.

Hope you enjoyed it.

My favourite Rafi songs

 A tribute to Rafi Sahab, one of the best singers of Bollywood. he could express such sweetmess, feeling, clearness in notes, and sang for almost every hero in Vintage Bollywood. Any of his songs are a pleasure to listen to, and here Iam mentioning just a few of his fabulous melodies, as all his songs are incomparable. He was born in 1924, and was introduced first by music director Shyam Sundar. Incidentally, he also played minor roles in films like Jugnu (1947). To know more about it, click here.

1. Mere Haseen Sathiya (Mangti - 1942) with Zeenat Begum

One of Rafi's first songs(probably his second song!), with another great singer - Zeenat Begum.

2. Aji Dil Ho Qabu Mein To (Village Girl -1945) with G. M. Durrani and chorus.

Rafi's first Hindi song, a duet with G. Mustafa Durrani. He sings for K. Nazir, who later was the husband of blockbuster Rattan's heroine Swarnalata. This song was composed by Shyam Sundar and sung in the Noorjehan starrer Village Girl/Gaon Ki Gori. In this movie all chorus singers are also awesome.

3. Haye Re Duniya (Zeenat - 1946) with Madam Noorjehan on screen.

This is one of best early songs. Even at the young age of 21, he sounded great. Music is by Meer Saheb and Hafiz Ali Khan Mastana, for the famous Noorjehan starrer Zeenat. Of course, Madam is lovely to watch. All songs in this movie are outstanding, including the famous first female Qawwali in films by Noorjehan, Zohrabai and Kalyani - Aahen Na Bhari.

4. Tera Khilona Toota Balak (Anmol Ghadi - 1946)

This song is for the Noorjehan starring blockbuster Anmol Ghadi, music by Naushad. Picturised on a toy-seller. Surprisingly a lot of Rafi's early songs are in Noorjehan's movies.

5. Yahan Badla Wafa Ka (Jugnu - 1947) with Madam Noorjehan, picturised on herself and Dilip Kumar.

Rafi's first song to become famous, a really lovely duet with then famous diva Malika-E-Tarannum or queen of melody Madam Noorjehan, sung for a young Dilip Kumar. Music by Feroze Nizami. Incidentally Rafi Sahab also played a small role in the film! Actually Durrani was supposed to sing the song, but Madam, impressed with Rafi, recommended and persuaded Feroze to make him sing the song.

6. Ye Zindgi Ke Mele (Mela - 1948)

A lovely number by a young Rafi, for the Dilip Kumar - Nargis starrer Mela, music by Naushad.

7. Waah Re Zamane Kya Rang Dikhaye (Ghar Ki Izzat - 1948)

Another really wonderful melody by Rafi in the Dilip Kumar-Mumtaz Shanti starrer Ghar Ki Izzat. Composer Pandit Gobindram has utilised his voice well. This movie also has wonderful songs.

8. Nadiya Mein Utha Hain (Babul - 1950) with Shamshad Begum and Talat Mehmood

A very beautiful Rafi-Shamshad-Talat trio from Babul, Talat sings for Dilip Kumar, Shamshad Begum sings for Munawar Sultana(a lesser known actress whom I like) and Rafi sings for a fisherman. Superb musical score by Naushad.

9. Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki (Dulari - 1949)

A touching "waiting" song by Rafi for Suresh in Dulari, with great music by Naushad.

10. Toot Gaya Haye (Magroor - 1950) with Rajkumari and Shamshad Begum, two melody queens

A lovely trio in Magroor with Shamshad and Rajkumari. Very nice musical score by Sajjad Hussain. A very astounding and rare combination of a young and beautiful Meena Kumari and Rajkumari! Shamshad sings for Nigar Sultana and Rafi sings for quite a young and good-looking Rehman.

11. Hum Banjare Sang Hamare (Sajan - 1947) with Zohrabai Ambalewali

A very rare and pleasing duet of Rafi and melody queen Zohrabai Ji, lovely music by Chitalkar Ramachandra, inspired by Arabian Music.

12. Aansoo Thi Meri (Bikhre Moti - 1951) with Amirbai Karnataki

Two melody rulers come together - melody king Rafi and Kannada Kokila (i. e. Nightingale of Karnataka) Amirbai Karnataki Ji. A good musical score by Ghulam Mohammed, who made Rafi sing some rare duets.

13. Kehdo Hamen Na Beqarar Kare (Sabak - 1950) with Surinder Kaur

Awesome duet by Rafi and Surinder Kaur, music by the great Ustad Alla Rakha.

14. Hue Ham Jinke Liye Barbaad (Deedar - 1951)

Quite a famous and great melody by Rafi Sahab on Dilip Kumar in Deedar, also starring Ashok Kumar and Nargis. Nice music by Naushad.

15. Tu Ganga Ki Mauj Main Jamuna Ka Dhara (Baiju Bawra - 1952)

A true classic picturised on Bharat Bhushan in the famous Baiju Bawra, music by Naushad.

16. Insaf Ka Mandir Hai Ye Bhagwan Ka Ghar Hai (Amar - 1954)

A nice and devotional song in Amar, music by Naushad and Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Nimmi on screen.

17. O Door Ke Musafir (Uran Khatola - 1955)

A really touching melody, music by Naushad and Dilip Kumar and Nimmi on screen.

18. Saathi Haath Badhana (Naya Daur - 1957) with Asha Bhonsle

A lively and arising duet with Asha, another melody queen. Music by O.P.Nayyar.

19. Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re (Kohinoor - 1960)

One of my all-time favourite Rafi songs, a classical sung with great perfection, splendid music by Naushad and picturised on Dilip Kumar (at his best as always) and Kumkum's lovely dance, also Meena Kumari stars in this movie. Such was Dilip Sahab's devotion to his carrier that he injured his hands trying to really play the Sitar. Also Mukri sings some lines very nicely and I like that a lot.

20. Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho Ya Aaftab Ho (Chaudhvin Ka Chand - 1960)

Beautiful song and super imagery, music by Ravi. The movie stars Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman.

And here ends my tribute to the indisputable Rafi. You shall eternally be remembered, Rafi Sahab!

A superb Zohrabai - Geeta Duet

I found this lovely duet by Zohrabai and Geeta Dutt today. I would have certainly added this to my favourite Geeta songs if I had found it earlier. Here Geeta sounds quite different, and seems to sing in a weighty style of those days. But in any case, she sounds very melodious. And Zohrabai has a classically trained strong voice which is simply marvellous. Geeta and Zohrabai sang very less duets. Here is the rare gem, enjoy!!!
Film: Dil Ki Basti (1949), music by Ghulam Mohammed.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Mukesh - A tribute to Mukesh Sahab

 Now Iam posting some of my favourite songs of Mukesh Sahab, a fabulous and prominent singer in the vintage times. He did a lot of playback for Raj Kapoor. He was born in 1923, and was a distant relative of veterean actor Motilal. In his early years he used to imitate his idol K. L. Saigalsaab a lot. So here are some of my favourite songs by him:

1. Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De (Pehli Nazar - 1945)

Mukesh sings hsi first playback song for Motilal, who introduced him. On screen are the latter and Munawar Sultana.

2. Layi Khushi Ki Duniya, Hanstee Huee Jawani (Vidya - 1948) with Suraiya.

Mukesh sings an early melody for Dev Anand, while Suraiya sings for herself. Nice musical score by S.D.Burman.

3. Main Bhanwara Tu Hai Phool (Mela - 1948) with Shamshad Begum

A lovely duet with Shamshad Begum, picturised on Dilip Kumar and Nargis.

4.Tu Kahe Agar Jeevanbhar Main Geet Sunata Jaoon (Andaz - 1949)

Mukesh sings a lovely song for Dilip Kumar, music by Naushad. Others on screen are Nargis and Cuckoo.

5. Awara Hoon (Awara - 1951)

Mukesh sings this song for Raj Kapoor.

6. Zilmil Tare Kare Ishare Soja (Mashuqa - 1953) with Suraiya

Surprisingly, Mukesh as the leading man, sings for himself, with his heroine Suraiya singing for herself. Good musical score by Roshan. Mukesh himself was a very handsome man, and played the hero in some movies.

7. Chhod Gaye Balam (Barsat - 1949) with Lata Mangeshkar

A very famous song by Lata and Mukesh, picturised on Raj Kapoor and Nargis.

8. Ramaiya Vastavaiyya (Shree 420 - 1955) with Lata and Rafi

A very famous and melodious song with three great singers, picturised on Raj Kapoor, Sheela Vak (Lata sings for her), a dancer boy and Lalita Pawar.

9. Ye Mera Deewanapan Hai Ya Muhabbat Ka Suroor (Yahudi - 1958)

Very popular, picturised on Dilip Kumar.

10. Jeena Isi Ka Nam Hai (Anari - 1959)

Again, Mukesh sings a nice song for Raj Kapoor.

11. Sab Kuch Seekha Hamne (Anari - 1959)

Another heart rending composition on Raj Kapoor.

12. Dam Dam Diga Diga Mausam Bhiga (Chhalia - 1960)

Another fun melody with Raj Kapoor on screen.

13. Mujhe Sach Sach Bata Do (Bawre Nain - 1950) with Rajkumari

A lovely duet by Mukesh and Rajkumari, picturised on Raj Kapoor and a very young Geeta Bali.

14. Malwa(?) Mein Pyar Dole, Sara Sansar Dole (Sartaj - 1950) with Zohrabai Ambalewali

Here is a very melodious and rare duet of Mukesh and the great Zohrabai Amabalewali. Unfortunately the video is unavailable.

15. Dil Donon Mein Kho Gaya (Sunehre Din - 1949) with Surinder Kaur.

A very rare duet of Mukesh and Surinder Kaur. Picturised on Raj Kapoor and Rehana.

And here I would like to end my tribute to Mukesh. He was truly a fabulous singer.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Five more with Geeta Dutt

I heard some more songs by Geeta and thought I ought to add them, as they were simply awesome:
1. Jiya Mora Haale Dole Ho (Kaneez - 1949)

Geeta sings for Kuldip Kaur, and Kuldip Kaur is certainly fun to watch here.

2. Pake Nazron Ka Ishara (Kaneez - 1949)

Geeta is simply super, and Kuldip Kaur is very nice.

3. Ghoonghat Ke Pat Khol Re (Jogan - 1950)
A lovely Bhajan of the great saint-poetess Meerabai by Geeta, filmed on Nargis.

4. Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De (Bhai Bhai - 1956)

Geeta sings this gem for her frequent actress-partner: the sweet Shyama, who is a wamp in this movie.

5. See Le Zuban (Nau Do Gyarah - 1957)
Another lovely melody by Geeta, picturised on Shashikala.
Geeta Dutt is certainly extraordinarily talented.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Remembering Geeta Dutt - 38th Death Anniversary, last part 15

This is the last part of my tribute to Madam Geeta Dutt. So I shall end it with two songs:
15. the romantic Khayalon Mein Kisi Ke (Bawre Nain - 1950) by Geeta and Mukesh, with Raj Kapoor and Vijay Lakshmi on screen

Both Geeta and Mukesh sing very nicely, but I don't like Raj Kapoor(sorry to the Raj Kapoor fans).

16. the lively Tadbeer Bana Le (Baazi - 1951) for the lively and natural Geeta Bali; one Geeta sings for another! Also, the sweet Dev Anand is nearby.

Geeta's voice one which can express a variety of feelings, from liveliness, sadness, romanticism, and many other feelings.

So hereby I end my tribute to Madam, may her sole rest in peace.
Three cheers for her!
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In this photo she looks very nice. She was the heroine of a few films, Gauri(1958) and Badhu Bharan(1967).
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