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A tribute to Madam Noor Jehan

Posted in movie reviews, Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by vidursury

Here is a collection of posts, articles and sources on legendary singer-actress Madam Noor Jehan.

Movie songs (videos):

Khandan (1942)

Lal Haveli(1944)

Zeenat (1945)

Gaon Ki Gori AKA Village Girl (1945)

Anmol Ghadi (1946)

Jugnu (1947)

Mirza Sahiban (1947)

Movie reviews:

Anmol Ghadi (1946)

Jugnu (1947)

A tribute to her on her birthday: a video I uploaded on Youtube

Some sites on Madam:

Official website

My blog on her

YouTube channels:

mine ūüôā

Inaam  Ji

Shafqat Ji (dedicted to her)

Jimmy Ji

Waseem Ji

Richard Ji

Some of her movies available online:

Zeenat (1945) with Yaqub and Suraiya Chowdhri

Mirza Sahiban (1947) with Trilok Kapoor and Gope

Jugnu (1947) with then rising star Dilip Kumar and Ghulam Mohammed

Chan We (1951), her first Pakistani movie, with Jahangir and Santosh Kumar

Dupatta (1952) with Ajay Kumar and Sudhir

Patay Khan (1955) with Aslam Pervez, Zareef and also playback singer Zubaida Khanum

Intezar (1956) with double-role of Santosh Kumar

Anarkali (1958) with Sudhir and Ragni

Neend (1959) with Aslam Pervez and Neelo

Koel (1959) with Aslam Pervez, Neelo and Nazar

If there are any more movies available online please let me know by commenting.

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Tansen (1943) songs

Posted in movie reviews, Songs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2010 by vidursury

Tansen is a Kundan Lal Saigal Sahab blockbuster. His heroine here is Madam Khursheed, one of the top singer-actresses of that period who later migrated to Pakistan (but made only 2 unsuccessful movies there). She was ‘Tani’, and Saigal was the legendary musician Tansen here. Here are the awesome melodies:

Music by Khemchand Prakash

1. Diya Jalao Jugmug Jugmug (in Raag Deepak) by K. L. Saigal Sahab, picturised on himself, Mubarak (playing the role of Mughal Emperor Akbar) and others

2. Kahe Guman Kare Gori by Saigal, picturised on himself and Khursheed

3. Sapt Suran Teen Gram by K. L. Saigal, picturised on himself, Mubarak and others

4. Rumjhum Rumjhum Chaal Tihari by Saigal, picturised on himself, Khursheed and an elephant

5. Ghata Ghanghor Ghor Mor Machaye Shor by Madam Khursheed, picturised on herself with glimpses of Saigal

6. Baagh Laga Doon Sajni by Saigal, picturised on himself and Khursheed

7. More Balpan Ke Sathi by Saigal and Khursheed

Part 1:

Part 2:

8. Ab Raja Bane More Balam Wo Din Bhool Gaye by Khursheed, with glimpses of Saigal again

9. Aao Gori Aao Shyama by Khursheed, picturised on herself and Saigal

10. Dukhia Jiara by Khursheed, picturised on herself

11. Some Raags by Saigal:

1.Darbari Kanada

2. Miyan Ki Malhar

3. Miyan Ki Todi

12. Barso Re Barso Re by Khursheed, picturised on herself, other girls and Saigal (in Raag Megh Malhar)

Enjoy!

Zeenat (1945) songs

Posted in movie reviews, Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2010 by vidursury

Here are all 8 songs from Noor Jehan starring blockbuster Zeenat (1945). Enjoy!

Music by Hafeez Ali Khan and Meer Sahab

1. Bulbulo Mat Ro Yahan by Noor Jehan Ji (THIS SONG EARNED HER THE HONORIFIC TITLE OF MALIKA-E-TARANNUM I.E. QUEEN OF MELODY), picturised on herself

2. Aahein Na Bhari Shikven Na Kiye by the unmatched trio of Noor Jehan Ji, Zohrabai Ambalewali Jiand Kalyani Ji. THIS WAS THE FIRST FEMALE QAWWALI IN SOUTH ASIAN FILMS AND ACTRESSES SHYAMA JI РAS BABY KHURSHEED, SHASHIKALA JI, YASMIN JI AND REHANA JI DEBUTED HERE), picturised on them, Zebunnisa Ji, Kalyani Ji (herself!),  and others

In fact,  Zohrabai Ji is also one of the ladies here!

3. Aandhiyan Ghum Ki Yun Chalin by Noor Jehan Ji, picturised on herself

4. Nacho Sitaron Nacho, Ab Chand Nikalnewala Hai by Noor Jehan Ji, picturised on herself

5. Aaja Ri Nindiya Tu Aake Na Ja by Noor Jehan Ji, picturised on herself and a baby

6. Sakhi Aaya Sawan Aaya by Zohrabai Ambalewali Ji, Kalyani Ji and Amirbai Karnataki Ji, it is unknown to the majority that Noor Jehan Ji isn’t one of the singers

Picturised on a lot of girls including Baby Khursheed alias Shyama Ji, Kalyani Ji, Shanta Rin Ji, Zeenat Begum Ji (ACTRESS – NOT SINGER, debutting with this song) and Yasmin Ji

7. Haye Re Duniya Jhooton Ka Darbar by Mohammed Rafi Ji, one of his early songs

Picturised on Noor Jehan Ji

And at last, a very rare Zohrabai-Kalyani-Menaka trio:

8. Dulhan Ban Jao Gale Lag Jao by Zohrabai Ji, Menaka Ji and Kalyani Ji, picturised on a lot of girls including Noor Jehan Ji, Zohrabai Ji (!), Menaka Ji (great singer – actress playback singer too) and Cuckoo, who may have debuted here.

A legendary scene of Zohrabai Ji carressing Noor Jehan Ji can be seen here, in the former’s stanza: Teri Zulfen Hain Kaali Kaali.

Enjoy and more coming up soon!

Vidur

Four delightful melodies from Tamil film Savithri (1941)

Posted in movie reviews, Songs with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2010 by vidursury

Savithri was a 1941 Tamil blockbuster starring the great queen of Carnatic music Madam M. S. Subbulakshmi as mythological sage Narada with the Hindi-Marathi legendary singing star Madam Shanta Apte who was also classicaly trained in not only music but also dance, as princess Savithri.

The songs were a real beauty mostly composed by then famous Papanasam Sivam. Shanta Apte sang 10 songs (8 solos and 2 duets with director actor and hero of this movie – Y. V. Rao) and M. S. had 6 solos. Apart from this Chinnaiya playing the role of Hindu God of death – Yama had 1 solo and comedian pair Vinoth and Menaka had one duet.

Shanta Apte was so devoted to her carrier that unlike present-day actresses, she learnt Tamil just to act and sing in the film. Also it was brave of the hero and director of this movie Y. V. Rao to cast a Hindi-Marathi actress in a Tamil movie and M. S. in a male role. Y. V. Rao played the role of Savithri’s husband Sathyavan.

Here are the first three songs  that I uploaded on YouTube (enjoy) :

1. Bruhi Mukundethi by Madam M. S. Subbulakshmi

2. Anandamana Ullasamudan by Madam Shanta Apte

3. Jayadeviye Jagadambike Karunaiyai Arulvai Devi by Shanta Apte and a big female chorus

I also appreciate YouTube user loserbaer’s effort of uploading this heavenly M. S. solo:

4. Maname Kanamum by M. S.

Chinnaiah is also on screen over here.

Although two more M. S. solos are available as MP3. Hope you enjoyed them, I shall upload the remaining songs soon.

Jugnu (1947) songs

Posted in movie reviews, Songs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2010 by vidursury

Playlist for the watching the movie online at Youtube!

Dilip Kumar had his first famous film and only film with Noor Jehan, who was his long-term friend in the coming days. Also Mohammed Rafi sang for the first time for Dilip and sang his only duet with Noor Jehan. It was Rafi’s first hit song: Yahan Badla Wafa Ka.

Music by Feroze Nizami

1. Yahan Badla Wafa Ka Bewafai Ke Siwa Kya Hai by Noor Jehan and Mohammed Rafi (THIS IS THE ONLY DUET THEY SANG)

Picturised on Noor Jehan and Dilip Kumar

2. Tum Bhi Bhula Do, Main Bhi Bhula Doon by Noor Jehan

Picturised on herself.

3. Aaj Ki Raat Saaz-E-Dil-E-Purdard Na Chhed by Noor Jehan

Picturised on herself and Dilip Kumar

4. Hamen To Sham-E-Gham Mein Katni Hai Zindgi Apni by Noor Jehan, picturised on herself

5. Umangen Dil Ki Machleen Muskurai Zindgi Apni by Noor Jehan

Picturised on herself

6. Desh Ke Purqaif Rangeen Si Fizaaon Mein Kahin by Roshan Ara Begum, picturised on Shashikala

7. Loot Jawani Phir Nahin Aani, Beet Gayi To Ek Kahani by Shamshad Begum, picturised on Latika

8. Wo Apni Yaad Dilane Ko Ik Ishq Ki Duniya Chod Gaye by Mohammed Rafi and others, featuring a rare screen appearance of Rafi with Dilip Kumar and others

Enjoy!

Watch Jugnu (1947) online on Youtube!

Posted in movie reviews, Songs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2010 by vidursury

Watch Jugnu (1947), a very nice movie online starring a rare pair of Noor Jehan and Dilip Kumar. Also Mohammed Rafi sang his only song with Noor Jehan and Rafi also sang for the first time for Dilip Kumar. Directed by Noor Jehan’s first husband Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, music by Feroze Nizami, produced by Shaukat Art Productions

Also stars Latika, Jillo Bai, Ghulam Mohammed, Zia and Ruby Mayers/Sulochana with Shashikala. Enjoy! (Thank you so much for the rare gem, jimmynoor68!)

Youtube Playlist

Watch songs here

Anmol Ghadi (1946) songs

Posted in movie reviews, Songs with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2010 by vidursury

This was the most famous movie of Madam Noor Jehan as an actress and in India. All of its songs were a craze and its cast boasted of three singing stars – the hero and heroine Surendra and Noor Jehan, and Suraiya playing the second heroine.

Music by Naushad

1. Awaaz De Kahan Hai by Noor Jehan and Surendra, picturised on themselves

2. Jawan Hai Mohabbat Haseen Hai Zamana by Noor Jehan, picturised on herself

3. Mere Bachpan Ke Sathi Mujhe Bhool Na Jana by Noor Jehan, picturised on herself

4. Aaja Meri Barbad Mohabbat Ke Sahare by Noor Jehan, picturised on herself

5. Kya Mil Gaya Bhagwan Tumhen Dil Ko Dukhake by Noor Jehan, picturised on herself

6. Kyoon Yaad Aa Rahe Hain Guzre Hue Zamane by Surendra, picturised on himself

7. Udan Khatole Pe Ud Jaoon by Shamshad Begum and Zohrabai Ambalewali, picturised on unknown boy and girl

8. Tera Khilona Toota Balak by Mohammed Rafi, picturised on unknown toyseller

9.  Socha Tha Ky, Kya Ho Gaya by Suraiya, picturised on herself

10. Man Leta Hai Angdayi Jeevan Pe Jawani Chaayi by Suraiya, picturised on herself

11. Main Dil Mein Dard Basa Layi by Suraiya, picturised on herself

12. Ab Kaun Hai Mera Kaho Ab Kaun Hai Mera by Surendra, picturised on himself

Enjoy!