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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Costume Drama: Shaam Rangeen Hui Hai

A hauntingly beautiful duet today from a forgotten film "Kanoon Aur Mujrim" (1981). Suresh Wadkar and Usha Mangeshkar have lent their voices to this superb composition by C. Arjun. He is the man behind the hugely popular songs from "Jai Santoshi Maa" that released in 1975. One of his compositions Saawan Ki Pari from "Murder On Highway" (1970) has appeared in this space in an earlier theme.

Not much is known about the film from which today's song is being posted. Its video is not available. And to top it all, there seems to be some dispute about who the lyricist is. Some credit these lovely lines to Ahmed Wasi, and some to Kaifi Azmi. Such sketchy details are usually a deterrent to posting a song. But the sheer allure of this melody is hard to resist.

So here it is!

Singers: Usha Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar
Lyrics: Ahmed Wasi/Kaifi Azmi
Music: C. Arjun

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