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Khandan (1942) songs

Posted in Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by vidursury

Here are the beautiful songs from Khandan (1942) – music by Master Ghulam Haider. Its most significant thing was that our dear Madam Noor Jehan was a heroine for the first time. The hero was Pran, who was later one of the most hated villians in films! Manorama was the vamp, Ghulam Mohammed, M Ajmal and Durga Mota played side roles. Songs were mostly by Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begum, Ghulam Haider, Naseem Akhtar and Umrao Zia Begum (Haider’s wife, a singer, and previously – in the 30s – an actress)

1. Ud Ja Ud Ja Panchi Panchi by Madam Noor Jehan and Ghulam Haider Ji, sung for Madam herself (how young she is!) and Pran

2. Hum Khelenge Aankh Micholi by Noor Jehan, for herself

3. Hamein Maar Gayi Re Teri Nazariya by Noor Jehan (on herself), Shamshad Begum and Umrao Zia Begum on others

4. Mere Liye Jahan Mein Chain Hai Na Qarar Hai by Noor Jehan, singing-acting

5. Tu Kaunsi Badli Mein Mere Chand Hai Aaja by singing-acting Noor Jehan

6. Chalo Paniya Bharan Ko Chalen by Shamshad Begum and Naseem Akhtar on Manorama and co

Very sadly, 4 (!) songs of Shamshad Begum were cut by the VCD manufaturers 😦 Here is one song uploaded: Meri Ammi Ka Raaz Bhala:

I have the other 3 missing songs and will post them next.

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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.

Mirza Sahiban (1947) songs

Posted in Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2010 by vidursury

Mirza Sahiban (1947), one of the most famous films of its time, starred the famous Madam Noor Jehan opposite popular actor (and Prithviraj Kapoor’s elder brother) Trilok Kapoor. Roop Kamal, Rekha, Gulab, Mishra, Baby Anwari, Gope and Cuckoo played supporting roles. Like most other films of our dear Noor Jehan, it had fantastic music.

Here are the outstanding melodies, composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram and Pandit Amarnath.

1. Haath Seene Pe Jo Rakh Do To Qarar Aa Jaye by Noor Jehan, G M Durrani on Noor Jehan, Trilok Kapoor

2. Ho, Kya Yahi Tera Pyaar Tha by Noor Jehan, singing for herself

3. Aaja Tujhe Afsana Judai Ka Sunayen, Madam Noor Jehan on herself

4. Tum Aankhon Se Door by Noor Jehan and G M Durrani, on Noor Jehan and Trilok Kapoor

5. Khayegi Thokren Ye Jawani by G M Durrani, on Trilok Kapoor

6. Haye Re Ud Ud Jaye Mera Reshmi Dupatwa by Madam Noor Jehan (on herself), Madam Zohrabai (on Roop Kamal) and Madam Shamshad Begum (on another Noor Jehan!)

7. Suno Meri Sarkar, Jawani Kya Kehti Hai by Zohrabai and Shamshad Begum, on a group of girls

8. Rut Rangeeli Aayi, Chandni Chayi, Chand Mere Aaja by Noor Jehan (on herself), Zohrabai and Shamshad Begum on others

9. Samne Gali Mein Mera Ghar Hai by Zohrabai on Cuckoo, also Gope of screen

10. Patra Likhan Walia by Baby Anwari, Shamshad Begum, Noor Jehan and Trilok Kapoor on screen

11. Aaj Miyan Ji Ko Chadh Jaye Bukhar To Bada Maza Aaye by Shamshad Begum, G M Durrani and chorus on Baby Anwari and co

Hope you enjoyed the songs, and Vilage Girl (1945) songs will come up soon!

Lal Haveli (1944) songs

Posted in Songs, tributes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2010 by vidursury

A 1944 blockbuster, with gorgeous melodies composed by Meer Saheb. Then rising composer C. Ramachandra  assisted him in Noor Jehan’s “Teri Yaad Aaye Sanwariya”, and also sang “Tu Bhool Ke Phende Mein…Dil Na Lagana” for Yaqub. The movie stars Noor Jehan, Surendra, Ulhas, Husn Bano; also Baby Meena Kumari plays NJ’s child role! Also this was the first movie Noor Jehan did with Surendra and the only movie of Noor Jehan with Ulhas and Meena Kumari.

Noor Jehan, Surendra, Chitalakar, Vatsala Kumthekar (of Aurat fame), Husn Bano and others were the singers. Oh! Here are the really melodious songs:

1.Kyon Man Dhoondhe Prem Nadi Ka Kinara by Surendra, singing for himself

2. Ja Re Panchi Ja by Noor Jehan, Surendra and female chorus, all singing for themselves

3. Dil Leke Muka Na Jaana by Surendra and Noor Jehan, singing for themselves

4. Bhaiyya Hamaro Ji…Na Mohe Chahiye by Noor Jehan, Husn Bano and chorus, singing for themselves

The song is started by the chorus and Husn Bano and Noor Jehan join them in the second part.

5. Tu Bhool Ke Phende Mein….Dil Na Lagana Meri Jaan by Chitalkar, singing for Yaqub

6. Mohe Le Chal Balam Mele Mein by Vatsala Kumthekar and a male singer…sorry, I can’t recognise him. Anybody knows? Vatsala sings for herself and probably it is the same case with the male singer

7. Banti Nazar Aati Nahion Taqdeer Hamari by Noor Jehan on herself

8. Yahi Fiqr Hai Sham Ki Pichle Savere by Surendra on himself, also Noor Jehan and Yaqub on screen

9. Teri Yaad Aaye Sanwariya by Noor Jehan on herself; C. Ramachandra assisted Meer Sahab for composing this song

10. Mohaniya Sundar Mukhda Khol by Noor Jehan and Surendra singing for themselves

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful songs.

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 🙂

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.

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 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!