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Friday, October 7, 2016

Costume Drama: Dhaani Chunar Mori Haay Re

"Madhu" (1959) is one of many films that are forgotten with the passage of time. Karan Dewan and Meena Kumari played the lead pair and Roshan composed some nice songs for this film. Here is a very pleasant and mellow melody. It is a pity that the video is not available.

Does the opening sound like that of Mana janaab ne pukara nahi from "Paying Guest" which was released in 1957, just a couple of years earlier than this film?

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics: Naqsh Lyallpuri
Music: Roshan

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Costume Drama: Ghoonghat Hata Na Dena Goriye

"Sapan Suhane" (1961) features Balraj Sahni and Geeta Bali as the lead pair. Master Bhagwan, Chandrashekhar, Kamini Kadam, K. N. Singh, Helen, Leela Mishra and Tun Tun are part of the supporting cast. Balraj Sahni plays a truck driver while Geeta Bali portrays the daughter of a mechanic.

Presenting an energetic song from this film today. Geeta Bali dances with abandon on what appears to be the wedding eve for a blushing bride played by Kamini Kadam. Salil Chowdhury has adorned the composition with a spirited Punjabi touch.

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics: Shailendra
Music: Salil Chowdhury

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Costume Drama: Aankhon Mein Kya Jee

A lilting duet today from "Nau Do Gyarah" (1957). This is one of the few films in which Dev Anand starred with his wife Kalpana Kartik. Another solo Dhalki Jaaye Chundariya from this film has appeared in this space in the ongoing theme.

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music: S. D. Burman

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Costume Drama: Ek Raat Mein Do Do Chaand Khile

Presenting a lovely romantic duet from "Barkha" (1959) today. Nanda is the leading lady while the male lead is Anant Kumar who is not much known. Another song Barkha bahaar aayi has appeared earlier in this space under a different theme.

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh
Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan
Music: Chitragupt