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!