Friday, 30 November 2018

Sudha Malhotra- The magical voice

Born in New Delhi on 30th Nov 1936( There is a confusion on her date of birth in one video 30th Jan is mentioned), she was discovered as a child artiste by Master Ghulam Haider (a prominent music director of the 1940s). Her first break came with Mil gaye nain,composed by Anil Biswas, for the film ArzooSalaam-e-Hasrat Qubool Karlo and Kashti ka Khamosh Safar hai a duet with Kishore Kumar is the other songs she is often remembered for.
Upon the recommendation of music composers Husnlal-Bhagatram, she took classical singing lessons from Ustad Abdul Rahman Khan and began singing playback with the film Arzoo (1950).
She also acted in some Bollywood films and as a playback singer, worked in popular Bollywood movies in the 1950s and 1960s, like ArzooDhool Ka PhoolAb Dilli Door NahinGirl FriendBarsat Ki RaatDidiKala PaniPrem Rog and Dekh Kabira Roya
There is another interesting little-known aspect of her life. She is one of the rare female singers to have sung a self-composed song. Sudha has not only given the music for Tum mujhe bhool bhee jao from film Didi, but also sung it with Mukesh.

She sang ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ first with Geeta Dutt composed by Khayyam for a Chetan Anand film. The film was never made but it was eventually reused for the Yash Chopra film.
The most saddening part of her career was that by singing more of children songs and motherly numbers in movies like Ab Dilli Door Nahin, Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja, Jeevan Saathi and Masoom, Sudha was labelled as a "typed singer". But determined Sudha proved everybody wrong. Her bhajan in Kala Pani 'Na Main Dhan Chahun..' became immensely popular. She sang the famous qawwali 'Ishq Ishq..' in the film Barsat Ki Raat. This song was recorded for a period of twenty-nine continuous hours. She was awarded the Kala Bhushan award by Gyani Zail Singh, the then president of India. She was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2013
She has sung 264 songs in 155 films.She was last heard in Raj Kapoor's Prem Rog (1982) in the song "Yeh Pyar tha ya kuch aur tha". Apart from Hindi songs, Sudha sang many popular Marathi songs (Bhavgeet) with Arun Date.
The poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi was said to be infatuated with Sudha Malhotra, 15 years his junior, when  they first began working on Bhai Behen (1959). Malhotra’s dulcet voice brought alive many of Ludhianvi’s songs in film, and ‘Salaam-E-Hasrat Qubool Kar Lo’ was no exception. Composed by Roshan in the raga Yaman, the song was picturised on actresses Shubha Khote and Azra in the Muslim social, Babar (1960).
Song of Babar 1960

Her first song was composed by Anil Biswas for Shaheed Latif’s Arzoo (1950). The film was written by Latif’s wife Ismat Chughtai and hero Dilip Kumar. The melodious song, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, was picturised on an equally young Shashikala. 

Song of Arzoo 1950

Another unforgettable number is the prayer song ‘Darshan Do Ghanshyam’ that Sudha Malhotra sung along with Hemant Kumar and Manna Dey. Composed by music composer Ravi

Song of Narsi Bhagat (1957)

It was the only time Sudha Malhotra composed a song in her career on request. ‘Tum Mujhe Bhool Bhi Jao’, written by Sahir Ludhianvi, is a duet sweetly sung by Malhotra and Mukesh. 

Song of Didi (1959)

In 1960's Girl Friend, Sudha Malhotra got to sing a beautiful duet with Kishore Kumar for music composer Hemant Kumar.

Song of Girl Friend (1960)

SD Burman compiled a wide array of singers from Mohammed Rafi to Asha Bhosle to Manna Dey. In this bhajan written by Shailendra, SD Burman chose the voices of Geeta Dutt and Sudha Malhotra. Their voices complemented each other perfectly. 
Song of Kala Bazar (1960)

The famous qawwali was sung by Sudha Malhotra, Manna Dey, and Asha Bhosle from PL Santoshi’s Barsat Ki Rat (1960), ‘Na To Karwan Ki Talaash Hai’, penned by Sahir Ludhianvi, was masterfully composed by Roshan

Song of Barsat Ki Rat (1960)

She was persuaded to return to playback singing for Raj Kapoor’s Prem Rog (1982) with the duet ‘Yeh Pyar Tha Ya Kuch Aur Tha’ with the singer Anwar. This remains her last song.

Song of Prem Rog (1982)

Thursday, 22 November 2018

The Great Bollywood Songs in Disguise

There are many situations in Hindi films where the hero comes in disguise to the heroine's house or vice versa. Sometimes the hero comes in disguise to kill the villain and his henchmen? And the dumb villain enjoys the song thoroughly. No wonder, with such low IQ they all get killed in the end.
There are many songs where the hero is in disguise of a girl or girls in disguise of a man, sometimes hero in disguise teasing the heroine. Many such song situations have given us many hit songs.
The first song in my list is from Jaali Note (1960)
Song of Jaali Note (1960)

Song of Kohinoor (1960)

Song of Half Ticket (1962) 

Song of Dil Hi To Hai (1963)

Song of Bluffmaster 1963

Song of Aarzoo (1965)

Song of Pyaar Kiye Jaa 1966

Song of Kismet (1968)

Song of Aankhen (1968)

Song of Jaane Anjaane (1971)

Song of Apna Desh (1972) 

Song of Anokhee Ada 1973

Song of Dharma 1973

Song of Amir Garib 1974

Song of “Rafoo Chakkar” (1975)

Song of Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Song of Lawaris 1981

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Helen - The Original Dancing Diva of Bollywood

Started her career as a Chorus Dancer Helen became the first Dancing Diva of Bollywood. It was the dance song Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu from the film Howrah Bridge in 1958 made her the Cabaret Queen of Bollywood. She changed the entire scenario of dance in Hindi cinema from the early 50s to the late 70s to emerge many years later as a character actress in a few chosen films. 
She was born in Burma (21 Nov), now Myanmar, to a Burmese mother and Anglo-Indian father. The famous dancing star Cuckoo was a family friend. She introduced her as a dancer in the chorus in Shabista in 1951.  She got  her first hit song-and-dance number in Baarish (1957)Mr John, Baba Khan ya Lala Roshandaan Jo Bhi Dekhe Mera Jalwa Ho Jaaye Qurbaan

She was initially trained in the Manipuri style. Then she learnt Bharat Natyam from P.L. Raj, one of the leading choreographers of the time. Kathak followed this. She was the one who introduced the cabaret and the belly dance in Indian films.  
Helen vamped three generations of men, Prithviraj Kapoor (Harishchandra Taramati), Raj Kapoor (Anari (1959)) and Rishi Kapoor (Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1977)).
Hindi cinema found many uses for Helen. Since she was an outsider in almost every sense – by name, by national origin, by heredity – she could be anyone. And so a million fantasies were pinned on to one single form. She could be an Italian countess (Prince (1969)) or a German one (Ek Se Badhkar Ek (1976)) or an Anglo-Indian gold-digger (Gumnaam (1965)) or a tribal (Baadal) or an aboriginal Maharashtrian Koli fisherwoman (Inkaar (1977)) or a Chinese woman (Howrah Bridge (1958)) or a Roman Catholic Jenny (Imaan Dharam (1977)).

 She was nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in 1965 for her role in Gumnaam. She played dramatic roles such as the rape victim in Shakti Samanta's Pagla Kahin Ka (1970).It was  a role in Mahesh Bhatt's film Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979), for which she won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. In 1999 Helen was given India's Filmfare lifetime achievement award.
Helen officially retired from movies in 1983, but she has since then appeared in a few guest roles such as Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and Mohabbatein (2000). She also made a special appearance as the mother of real-life step-son Salman Khan's character in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.. She also appeared in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye in 2006.
Helen was selected for the Padma Shri awards of 2009 along with Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar.
Song of Baarish 1957

Song of Howrah Bridge 1958

Song of China Town (1962)

Song of Gumnaam (1965)

Song of Teesri Manzil (1966)

Song of Talaash (1969)

Song of Intaquam (1969)

Song of The Train (1970)

Song of Caravan (1970)

Song of Sholay (1975)

Song of Don 1978

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Runa Laila - The Melody Queen Beyond Borders

In her decorated career, Runa Laila has achieved such height of fame and recognition that most artists can only dream of. She has voiced the magical lyrics of some of the globally renowned lyricists and performed the duet with singers at the similar altitudes of success.
She was born in East Pakistan, was educated in Pakistan, settled down in Bangladesh after the creation of the state in 1971, has worked in India and travels the world with her shows. Where does she really belong?
The colourful journey of her career has taken her all over the world. From Madison Square Garden to Sydney Opera House, from Europe to Africa – the veteran has stepped on proudly carrying the legacy of Bangladesh and mesmerized her audience in India and Pakistan. She has lent her melodious voice to over 10,000 recordings, in 18 languages.
She was born (17 th Nov 1952) in Sylhet to Syed Mohammed Imdad Ali, a civil servant posted in Karachi, and Amina Laila. In 1966, she made her breakthrough with the song Unki Nazron Sey Mohabbat Ka Jo Paigham Mila for the Urdu film Hum Dono. She used to perform on PTV In a show called Bazm E Laila.

Her tryst with Indian films came about after a chance meeting with music director Jaidev in Delhi, at a party hosted by businessman and music connoisseur Ashok Khanna. He gave her a chance to sing at the inauguration of Doordarshan. For a few years, she used to sing in Doordarshan. She became famous among viewers by her song Damadam Mast Kalandar. Her first recording was with Kalyanji-Anandji for the title song of Ek Se Badhkar Ek. She gained popularity in India with the songs O Mera Babu Chail Chabila and Dama Dam Mast Qalandar . After that, she sang two songs for Gharonda"Tumhe ho na ho" and "Do deewane shaher mein " composed by Jaidev.
She shares a close association with Bappi Lahiri too. In fact, Bappida recorded a pop album in her voice called Superuna in London. The singer remembers it all fondly. “We recorded at the Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles and I think we were the first people from the subcontinent to have done so. It was a spectacular experience. The songs are still popular and I perform them at my shows even now.” The songs were indeed so popular that Bappida used the hit single, De De Pyar De in the film Sharaabi (1984). 
Her name has been written on the Guinness World Records for recording 30 songs within 3 days. In 1982, she won Golden Disk Award as her album Superuna composed by Bappi Lahiri was sold over 1 lakh copies on the first day of its release.
Runa has also sung versions of Mehdi Hassan’s ghazals, which became quite famous. In October 2009, she released Kala Sha Kala, a collection of Punjabi wedding songs, in India. In 2012, Laila served as a judge on the show Sur Kshetra, an Indian television contest show for amateur singers. She described her relationship with fellow judge Asha Bhosle as that of sisters. In 2014, she collaborated with Sabina Yasmin on a song for a television play "Dalchhut Projapoti", the first time they worked on a song together
Runa Laila with her Parents and Siblings

After her sister died in 1976 from cancer, Laila held several charity concerts in Dhaka. The money raised was used to build a cancer hospital in Dhaka.Laila was named a SAARC Goodwill Ambassadors for HIV/AIDS. She is the first Bangladeshi to hold this post. She visited New Delhi in 2013 on her first trip as the SAARC ambassador. She met India's External and Health Ministers.

Her playback singing in films – The Rain (1976), Jadur Banshi (1977), Accident (1989), Ontore Ontore (1994), Tumi Ashbe Bole (2012), Devdas (2013) and Priya Tumi Shukhi Hou (2014) - earned her seven Bangladesh National Film Awards for Best Female Playback Singer.

Song of Ek Se Badkaar Ek 1976

Song of Gharonda 1977

Song of Gharonda 1977

Song of Yaadgaar (1984)

Song of Hum Dono (1966) Pakistani Film

Mera Babu Chhail Chhabila Mai To Naachu re

Song of The Rain 1976  Bangaladesh 

Ghazal  of Runa Laila

Ghazal  of Runa Laila

Runa Laila bengali folk song

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Baazi- The Film that was a trendsetter and gave Bollywood many Legends

There are some films which are iconic, Navketan's Baazi released in 1951 is also such film which gave the Hindi Film Industry many legends. The film is notable for two reasons: first, being the directorial debut of Guru Dutt and second, it was the film which inspired many urban crime thrillers in the fifties. This was the second film of Dev Anand's production house Navketan Films, and as per a commitment was given by Dev Anand to Guru Dutt in their days of struggle, the movie was directed by Guru Dutt.

The movie begins with hands being shown gambling, just in case if we viewers missed the point. A look at the credits makes you feel that the ‘who is who’ of the remaining years of the 50s are represented there. First of all this film gave us the Star Dev Anand who in the years to come to become the Style Icon of Bollywood. The second person to become Legendary Director of Bollywood was Guru Dutt.the third legend in making was S D Burman the great composer of Golden Era of Bollywood. Next legendary personality was Kalpna Kartik who later married Dev Anand made her debut with this film.
Kalpana Kartik in Baazi

S D Burman

 Balraj Sahni, who had just returned after a stint with the BBC was entrusted with the story, screenplay and dialogues. Zohra Sehgal was brought in to choreograph the dance sequences. A young poet named Sahir Ludhianvi was given a chance to pen lyrics for the songs who later became a Legendary Lyricist and poet. 

Raj Khosla served as an assistant director who became a legendary Director. A bus conductor who Sahni had seen entertaining passengers was called in for a cameo, to play a drunkard, and while the film credits him by his real name Badruddin, after Baazi, the world knew him as Johnny Walker.

The other Legendary personalities were the Cinematographers V Ratra and his assistant V K Murthy who gave memorable cinematography of all Guru Dutt’s films, (including PyaasaSahib Bibi aur Ghulamand Kagaz ke Phool) has earned Murthy a place in the history of Hindi cinema. He was awarded a ‘lifetime achievement award’ by the Indian International Film Academy in 2008. This came as belated recognition by the Bombay film industry for the contribution made to its evolution by technicians such as V.K. Murthy.  
V K Murthy

 In his autobiography Romancing with Life, Devsaab reminisces: “Baazi gave me an image that stayed in the minds of people, and made a genuine star out of me. For the first time, I felt and saw what stardom was in terms of adulation and fan following. I became a phenomenon after the release of Baazi.”
Songs of Baazi 1951

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Top 20 Bollywood film soundtracks of Golden Era

In this blog, I have selected the films released from the late 1940s to 1975 which were musically hit. Often before a film was released, a Bollywood movie’s soundtrack was played repeatedly on the radio, reaching the hearts of millions across the country who may not have afforded the luxury to see the actual film in theatres. It is said that the hit music makes a guarantee for its success. But there were many films whose music was super hit but the film was not as successful. This is my Top 20 list of such musical films.

Barsaat (1949)

 Barsaat was one of the first major hit films directed by Kapoor. This success allowed Kapoor to buy RK Studios in 1950. The music was by Shankar Jaikishan all the songs(11) were popular. Barsaat is ideally one of Hindi cinema’s best soundtracks. Some of the hits are
Hawa Mein Udta Jaye – Lata Mangeshkar
Chhod Gaye Balam – Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh
Jiya Beqarar Hai – Lata Mangeshkar
Mujhe Kisise Pyar – Lata Mangeshkar
Patli Kamar Hai – Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh
Song of Barsaat (1949)

Guide (1965)

 A romantic drama film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Vijay Anand, who contributed to the screenplay. The film is based on the novel The Guide, by R. K. Narayan. The film's music was composed by Sachin Dev Burman, the songs were written by Shailendra and they were sung by Mohammed RafiLata MangeshkarKishore KumarManna Dey and Sachin Dev Burman.
 Din Dhal Jaaye – Mohammed Rafi
Aaj Phir Jeene Ki – Lata Mangeshkar
Piya Tose – Lata Mangeshkar
Tere Mere Sapne – Mohammed Rafi
Gaata Rahe Mera Dil – Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi
Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya – Mohammed Rafi
Saiyan Beiman – Lata Mangeshkar
Song of Guide (1965)

Pyaasa (1957)

Produced and Directed by Guru Dutt, written by Abrar Alvi, and starring Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha. The movie boasts one of the best performances of S.D. BurmanSahir LudhianviGeeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi to produce one of the most lyrical Hindi musicals. Pyaasa marked the last collaboration of the long-lasting team of composer Burman and lyricist Ludhianvi
Jaane Woh Kaise – Hemant Kumar
Aaj Sajan Mohe – Geeta Dutt
Hum Aap Ki Ankhon Mein – Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi
Jane Kya Tune Kahi – Asha Bhonsle
Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye – Mohammed Rafi
Song of Pyaasa (1957)

Madhumati (1958)

Produced and directed by Bimal Roy, and written by Ritwik Ghatak and Rajinder Singh Bedi. Its music was composed by Salil Choudhury, with lyrics written by Shailendra. The film stars Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala in the lead roles with Pran and Johnny Walker. It was one of Bimal Roy's greatest commercial successes.All the 12 songs were hit
Aaja Re Pardesi – Lata Mangeshkar
Dil Tadap Tadap – Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh
Suhana Safar – Mukesh
Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil – Lata Mangeshkar
Chadh Gayo Papi Bichua – Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey
Song of Madhumati (1958)

Mughal E Azam (1960)

Indian epic historical drama film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji. Starring Prithviraj KapoorDilip KumarMadhubala, and Durga KhoteThe soundtrack was composed by music director Naushad, and the lyrics were written by Shakeel Badayuni. After conceiving the idea of the film, Asif visited Naushad and handed him a briefcase containing money, telling him to make "memorable music" for Mughal-e-AzamThe soundtrack contained a total of 12 songs, which were rendered by playback singers and classical music artists. These songs account for nearly one-third of the film's running time
Teri Mehfil Mein Qismat – Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum
Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya – Lata Mangeshkar
Mohe Pangat Pe – Lata Mangeshkar
Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahani – Lata Mangeshkar
Aye Mohabbat Zindabad – Mohammed Rafi
Prem Jogan Ban Ke – Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Yeh Dil Ki Lagi – Lata Mangeshkar
Song of Mughal E Azam (1960)

Taj Mahal (1963)

The movie's musical score is by Roshan, lyrics are by Sahir Ludhianvi and most of the songs are performed by Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.
Jo Wada Kiya Woh – Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi
Jo Baat Tujh Mein Hai – Mohammed Rafi
Jurm-e Ulfat Pe – Lata Mangeshkar
Paaon Choo Lene Do – Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi
Chandi Ka Badan – Asha Bhonsle and Mohammed Rafi
Song of  Taj Mahal (1963)

Baiju Bawra (1952)

Baiju Bawra was a musical "megahit" which had a mighty run of 100 weeks in the theatres. The film's music director was Naushad, The lyricist was Shakeel Badayuni, a Naushad discovery. For Baiju Bawra, he had to forgo Urdu, and write lyrics in pure Hindi, with songs such as the bhajan "Man Tadpat Hari Darshan Ko Aaj", becoming popular.the film's music director, Naushad, also received the inaugural Filmfare Best Music Director Award for the song "Tu Ganga Ki Mauj"; this was Naushad's first and only Filmfare Award win.
Song of  Baiju Bawra (1952)

Pakeezah (1971)

The film starred Meena KumariRaaj KumarAshok KumarNadiraD.K. Sapru and Veena . The music is by Ghulam Mohammed and Naushad Ali Ghulam Mohammed, the music director of Pakeezah, sadly could not be alive to see the success of his film. There were total 18 songs recorded, however, only 9 of them were used in the film.
Chalte Chalte – Lata Mangeshkar
Taare Rahiyo – Lata Mangeshkar
Teer-e Nazar – Lata Mangeshkar
Chalo Dildar Chalo – Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi
Inhi Logon Ne – Lata Mangeshkar
Mausam Hai Aashiqana – Lata Mangeshkar
Song of  Pakeezah (1971)

Aradhana (1969)

The film directed by Shakti Samanta, starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh KhannaThe soundtrack of the film was composed by S. D. Burman, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi. Burman had written the music for the songs of Aradhana and completed the recording of the songs in the voices of Lata Mangeshkar,Asha Bhonsle,Mohd. Rafi,Kishore Kumar & S.D.Burman himself. Aradhana songs gave big boost to the career of Kishore Kumar as a singer as the songs became extremely popular & broke all records.
Roop Tera Mastana – Kishore Kumar
Mere Sapnon Ki Rani – Kishore Kumar
Kora Kaagaz Tha – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
Gunguna Rahe Hai Bhanware – Asha Bhonsle and Mohammed Rafi
Baghon Mein Bahar Hai – Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar
Safal Hogi Teri Aradhana – S.D. Burman
Song of  Aradhana (1969)

Hum Dono (1961)

 Hindi film produced by Dev Anand and Navketan films. Amarjeet is credited as the film's director, but producer and star Dev Anand claimed that it was his brother Vijay Anand, who directed the film, based on his own script.The film is also known for its music by Jaidev and became a box office hit.The film has a superhit song "Mai Zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya" by Mohammed Rafi and the Lata solo "Allah tero naam". It also has the evergreen duet "Abhi na jaao chhodkar" by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle.
Song of Hum Dono (1961)

Bandini (1963)

Bandini stars Nutan giving one of the finest performances of her career, along with Ashok Kumar and Dharmendra as leads,composed by S.D. Burman, and with lyrics by Shailendra. The film also mark the debut of Gulzar, who was working as an assistant director on the film as a film lyricist, initially having refused Bimal Roy on the offering saying that he didn't want to become a lyricist, Gulzar relented only after film's music director S.D. Burman convinced him so, and he wrote the song, 'Mora Gora Ang Lai Le' in five days. Rest of lyrics are by Shailendra, who gave classics like, the haunting 'Mere Sajan Hain Us Paar' in the bardic voice of S.D. Burman himself, Mukesh's sad song O Jaanewale Ho Sake, where Burman da uses, Bhatiyali with a variation.
Song of Bandini (1963)

Aar Paar (1954)

 Directed by Guru Dutt, it has music by O.P. Nayyar and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri. All the 8 songs were hit.
  • Babuji Dheere Chalna – Geeta Dutt
  • Sun Sun Sun Zalima – Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi
  • Kabhi Aar Kabhi Par – Shamshad Begum
  • Yeh Lo Main Haari Piya – Geeta Dutt
  • Hoon Abhi Main Jawan – Geeta Dutt
Song of Aar Paar (1954)

Teesri Manzil (1966)

 A 1966 Indian musical thriller film directed by Vijay Anand and produced by Nasir Hussain. It starred Shammi KapoorAsha Parekh, along with Laxmi ChhayaPremnathPrem ChopraIftekharHelenK. N. Singh and Salim Khan. The film became a hit at the box office. with the music and songs setting records, this movie is considered among the best offerings of R.D.Burman's career.
Aaja Aaja – Asha Bhonsle and Mohammed Rafi
Deewana Mujhsa Nahin – Mohammed Rafi
O Haseena Zulfonwali – Asha Bhonsle and Mohammed Rafi
O Mere Sona Re – Asha Bhonsle and Mohammed Rafi
Tumne Mujhe Dekha – Mohammed Rafi
Song of Teesri Manzil (1966)

Nagin (1954)

It stars Vyjayanthimala and Pradeep Kumar, and has a hit musical score by Hemant Kumar. This film was partly produced in Technicolor.The film's soundtrack was composed by Hemanta Mukherjee. It included thirteen tracks, including the hit "Man Dole Mera Tan Dole", whose "Been Music" was performed by Kalyanji on clavioline and by Ravi on harmonium, who once worked under Hemanta Mukherjee's direction and later became independent music directors.
Man Dole Mera – Lata MangeshkarJadugar Saiyan – Lata Mangeshkar
Tere Dwar Khada Ek Jogi – Hemant Kumar
Mera Dil Yeh Pukare Aaja – Lata MangeshkarSun Ri Sakhi – Lata Mangeshkar
Yaad Rakhna Pyar Ki Nishani – Asha Bhonsle and Hemant Kumar
Song of Nagin (1954)

Chori Chori (1956)

A  romantic comedy film directed by Anant Thakur, with music by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.The music of Chori Chori had popular tracks including "Aaja Sanam", "Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi" in the voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey; "Jahan Mein Jati Hun" by Lata and Manna and "Sawa Lakh Ki Lottery," by Mohammad Rafi.
Song of Chori Chori (1956)

Albela (1951)

The music director of the film was C. Ramchandra and the soundtrack was acclaimed, cited as a "classic".[3][5] The film features several westernized songs such as Sholajo badhkeand Ye deewana, ye parwana which are said to have "employed cabaret type dance/choruses featuring bongo drums, oboes,, clarinets, trumpets, saxophones, etc.C.Ramachandra as Chitalkar himself sang most of the male songs in the movie while Lata Mangeshkar sang all the female songs. Apart from the highly popular Western-style songs, the movie also had classic melodies like "Dheere se aaja re ankhiyan me", "Balama bada nadan re" etc...
Shola Jo Bhadke - Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar
Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale - Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar
Bholi Soorat Dil Ke Khote - Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar
Song of Albela (1951)

Milan (1967)

The film stars Sunil DuttNutanJamuna (reprising her role from the original Telugu version), Pran and Deven Varma. The award-winning and very popular music were given by Laxmikant Pyarelal.The lyrics of the film were career-defining for Anand Bakshi and helped take him to the "top", with songs like "Sawan Ka Mahina Pawan Kare Sor", "Ram Kare Aisa Ho Jaaye" and "Bol Gori Bol".other hit songs are
Hum Tum Yug Yug Se -Mukesh Lata
Main To Diwana - Mukesh
Aaj Dil Pe Koi Zor Chalta Nahin -Lata
Song of Milan (1967)

Bobby (1973)

Directed by Raj Kapoor and written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. It was the first leading role for Raj Kapoor's son, Rishi Kapoor, and the film debut for Dimple Kapadia.It was a blockbuster, its music was super hit. Especially the song Hum tum Ek Kamre Mein Bund Ho.Other songs are
Jhoot Bole Kauva Kate - Lata Mangeshkar and Shailender Singh
Main Shayar To Nahin- Shailender Singh
Na Mangun Sona Chandi- Manna Dey and Shailender Singh
Beshak Mandir Masjid - Narendra Chanchal
Song of Bobby (1973)

Dosti (1964)

Dosti was amongst the top 10 grosser of 1964 and was declared a "Super Hit" at the box office. The lyrics of the film are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri on music composed by Laxmikant PyarelalDosti stands as a landmark in the career history of the musical duo as this won them their first Filmfare Award and made them popular in the film industry. Mohammad Rafi is the main vocalist for the songs.
Chahoonga Main Tujhe Saanj Savere
Meri Dosti Mera Pyar
Rahi Manwa Dukh Ki Chinta
Jaanewalo Zara
Mera To Jo Bhi Kadam
Gudiya Humse Roothi Rahogi Kab Tak Na Hasogi, only song by Lata
Song of Dosti 1964

Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973)

Song of  Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973)

Directed by Nasir Hussain and written by Salim-Javed (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar). It featured an ensemble cast, starring DharmendraZeenat AmanAjit KhanVijay AroraTariq KhanNeetu Singh. It is still remembered fondly for its Hindi soundtrack, composed by music director R.D. Burman. The track "Chura Liya Hai", sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, is particularly well-known.Apart from the title song, the other best-remembered numbers are "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil" and "Meri Soni Meri Tamanna