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Village Girl AKA Gaon Ki Gori (1945) songs

Posted in Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2010 by vidursury

A (and the only) Noor Jehan – Nazir starrer, a blockbuster, a great musical with an interesting storyline, and fantastic cast of acting and singing – that’s what Village Girl was. Music by the great Shyam Sundar and direction by M Amarnath. Cast included Nazir, Noor Jehan – leading pair, Durga Khote –  hero’s mother, Rama Shukul – villain, with Shanta Patel, Geeta Nizami, Rajkumari Shukla(not the great playback singer, this is an actress usually playing mother roles), Jagdish Sethi, Anant Marathe, Bikram Kapoor playing side roles. I really treasure all the songs. The film launched Madam Noor Jehan to great heights. It also has a great Qawwali (scroll below to it for a surprise!)

1. Sajan Pardesi Balam Pardesi by Madam Noor Jehan on herself

2. Main Kheton Ka Panchi, Mere Pankh Nirale by Noor Jehan on herself

3. Rut Aayi Suhani Hai by Noor Jehan singing for herself and G M Durrani singing for Nazir

4. Saiyan Salone Se Nain Milake by Madam Amirbai Karanataki, picturised on Geeta Nizami’s lovely dance

5. Kis Tarha Bhoolega Dil by Noor Jehan on herself

This song was recorded in Zohrabai’s voice too but finally the Noor Jehan version was chosen

6. Ye Kaun Hansa, Kisne Sitaron Ko Hansaya – Noor Jehan on herself

7. Baithi Hoon Teri Yaad Ka Lekarke Sahara by Noor Jehan, singing for herself

8. Bansi Ki Madhur Dhun Se Mere Bhag Jaga De, Amirbai on Durga Khote. Jagdish Sethi, Bikram Kapoor and Anant Marathe are among the chorus

9. O Pardesi Raja, Koyal Kook Rahi Aaja by Madam Shanta Patel on herself, Madam Amirbai and Madam Rajkumari on others. In this upload the song is thrice back-to-back

10. Jai Jai Radhe Shyam Bolo by Durga Khote, Jagdish Sethi and others on themselves. This is a short Bhajan and actually cannot be considered as a song.

11. Aji Dil Ho Qaboo Mein To by Mohammed Rafi on Nazir and G M Durrani on Bikram Kapoor and others. Mohammed Rafi considers this his first Hindi film song, although he sang before in Pehle Aap (1944)

12. Hum Hindustan Ki Khatir by G M Durrani on Nazir and chorus on others

Surprise!…………………………………

13. Tune Dekha Ik Nazar Aur Dil Ka Chaska Kar Diya by Madam Kalyani, Madam Amirbai on Rehana and others, Madam Zohrabai on herself (!!!!) and others, and Madam Rajkumari

Here’s a great chance to see Zohrabai. In the third stanza you can see her behind singing for a girl in the front.

Hope you liked it.

Tribute to “Father of the Indian Nation” Mahatma Gandhiji

Posted in Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2010 by vidursury

Here is a song as a tribute to the father of our India, Mahatma Gandhiji, on his birthday (Gandhi Jayanti):

Saare Duniya Ke Sartaj Tera Amar Rahega Raaj by Shamshad Begum (on Mumtaz Shanti) and Meena Kapoor (on another Noor Jehan – NOT MADAM NOOR JEHAN)

Film: Ghar Ki Izzat (1948)

Music by Pandit Gobindram

Enjoy!

Here is the lovely version of the Gujarati Narsi Bhajan “Vaishnava Jana To” by Kannada Kokila AKA nightingale of Karnataka Amirbai Karnataki. Gandhiji was himself a fan of the song.

This rare gem may be from Vishnu Bhakti (1934), Amirbai’s first film, that too as a singer-actress!

Three cheers for the immortal Mahatma Gandhiji!

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A tribute to Lataji on her birthday

Posted in Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by vidursury

Here are some awesome songs, a glimpse through the legend Lata Mangeshkar’s glorious singing career.

1. Teri Mehfil Mein Qismat Aazmaakar Ham Bhi Dekhenge with Shamshad Begum Ji in Mughal-E-Azam (1960), picturised on Madhubala, Nigar Sultana, Dilip Kumar and others

2. Woh Chand Khila Woh Tare Hanse in Anari (1959), Mukesh also sings a line

Picturised on Raj Kapoor and Nutan

3. Dil Ka Khilona Haye Toot Gaya in Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959), picturised on Ameeta

4. Aaja Re Pardesi in Madhumati (1958) picturised on Vyjayantimala and Dilip Kumar (LATA WON THE BEST PLAYBACK SINGER FILMFARE AWARD FOT THE FIRST TIME HERE)

5. Ab Aage Teri Marzi in Devdas (1955) picturised on Vyjayantimala, Dilip Kumar, Motilal and others

6. Na Milta Gham To Barbadi Ke Afsane Kahan Jate in Amar (1954) picturised on Nimmi

7. Door Koi Gaye Dhun Ye Sunaye with Shamshad Begum and Mohammed Rafi in Baiju Bawra (1952), picturised on Meena Kumari, Bharat Bhushan and others

8. Zindgi Badli Mohabbat Ka Maza Aane Laga with Rajkumari Ji in Anhonee (1952), picturised on Nargis’s double-role

9. Dheere Se Aaja Ri Akhiyan Mein in Albela (1951) picturised on Bhagwan and a girl

10. O Gore Gore with Amirbai Karnataki Ji in Samadhi (1950)

Picturised on Nalini Jaywant, Kuldip Kaur, Ashok Kumar and others

11. Panchi Ban Mein Piya Piya Gane Laga in Babul (1950) picturised on Nargis

12. Chale Jaana Nahin Nain Milake in Badi Bahen (1949) picturised on Geeta Bali and Pran

13. Jiya Beqarar Hai, Chaai Bahar Hai in Barsat (1949) picturised on Nimmi

14. Aayega Aayega Aayega Aanewala in Mahal (1949) picturised on Madhubala and Ashok Kumar (LATA’S FIRST HIT SONG)

15. Bedard Tere Dard Ko in Padmini (1948)

16. Paa Lagu Kar in Aap Ki Seva Mein (1947) (LATA’S FIRST PLAYBACK SONG)

And the song I uploaded as a tribute to her, an evergreen duet of her and another amazing singer cum actress, Madam Shanta Apte. It is a 3 minute song with the remaining time with a slideshow of pictures of Lata and Shanta.

17. Main Khili Khili Phulwari with Shanta Apte Ji in Subhadra (1946)

May Lata live long, ending my tribute to her here.

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!

A tribute to Madam Kalyanibai Ji

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

Among vintage film singers, I don’t think Madam Kalyanibai is so well known as many others, but her voice is a very weighty and sweet one and one of the most powerful voices in Hindi films. Probably her most famous song was “Aahein Na Bhari” with Zohrabai Ambalewali and Noor Jehan in Zeenat (1945), the first female and first famous Qawwali with many debuters.

Her most famous works are from Noor Jehan starring blockbuster Zeenat (1945), under music directors Hafiz Ali Khan and Meer Sahab. In Zeenat she sang with some top female singers of the 40s. Enjoy all these fabulous voices!

1. Aahein Na Bhari with Zohrabai Ambalewali and Noor Jehan. I wouldn’t be surprised if Kalyanibai is one of the women here!

Song number 2 in this link

2. Sakhi Aaya Sawan Aaya with Zohrabai Ambalewali and Amirbai Karnataki

Song number 6 in this link

3. Dulhan Ban Jao with Zohrabai Ambalewali

Song number 8 in this link

4. Sharabi Soch Na Kar with Pankaj Mullick in Mukti (1937)

NOTE THAT THE LADY IN THE DARK-COLOURED SARI IS MADAM KALYANIBAI AS THEN THERE WAS NO PLAYBACK SINGING

5. Hum Mast Dilon Ko Lekar Masti Mein Chali Motor with Shamshad Begum and Hafiz Ali Khan Mastana, picturised on Rehana, Nigar Sultana, Roopkamal and others

6. Balam Main Solah Baras Ki Naar in Parda (1949), picturised on dancers

7. Idhar Dekhte Hain with Amirbai Karnataki and others in Parda (1949), picturised on Rehana and others

Kalyanibai Ji has an immortal voice. I hope this post helps her get present recognition. More songs by the legend shall be uploaded soon.

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 – AS 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