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A Tribute To My Mother On Her Birthday

Posted in Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by vidursury

Here is our blog dedicated to my grandmother

My mother is very dear to me, she is very active and cheerful. Although she has to do most of the housework and also money-paid work, she treats us with so much care and affection. Happy Birthday Mummy! May you live long. Sharing with you some of my mother’s dear movie songs:

First, here is a famous Madam Noor Jehan number from Badi Maa (1945), both my mother’s and my favourite:

Then we move on to a lovely Madam Shanta Apte song in the Tamil film Savithri (1941)

And here is a really melodious song of Madam M. S. Subbulakshmi in Savithri again

A lovely Madam Shamshad Begum – Madam Lata Mangeshkar duet in Deedar (1951)

Madam Zohrabai sings in Rattan (1944):

A great rendition by Madam Amirbai in Kismat (1943)

And ending the tribute with another lovely Noor Jehan song in Zeenat (1945):

Hope you shall live happily for the rest of your life, mummy!

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)


Film Songs of the 40s – collection part 1

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

Here are some delightful old film songs from the 40s. You can go to and convert the videos into mp3 by pasting the YouTube page URL. Enjoy!

Savithri (1941) (Tamil)

Zamindar (1942)

Tansen (1943)

Lal Haveli (1944)

Zeenat (1945)

Village Girl (1945)

Anmol Ghadi (1946)

Jugnu (1947)

Mirza Sahiban (1947)