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Gaata Rahe Mera Dil

Gaata Rahe Mera Dil 50 Classic Hindi Film Songs


by Balaji Vittal, Anirudha Bhattacharjee

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Authors' Description

Look behind the scenes of fifty celebrated songs, from an estimated repository of over one lakh! 'De de khuda ke naam pe': when Wazir Mohammed Khan sang these words in India's first talkie, Alam Ara, he gave birth to a whole new industry of composers, lyricists and singers, as well as an entirely new genre of film-making that is quintessentially Indian: the song-and-dance film. In the eight decades and more since then, Hindi film songs have enraptured listeners all over the world. From 'Babul mora, naihar chhooto jaye' (Street Singer, 1938) to 'Dil hai chhota sa' (Roja, 1992); from the classical strains of 'Ketaki gulab' (Basant Bahar, 1956) featuring Bhimsen Joshi to the disco beats of Nazia Hassan's 'Aap jaisa koi' (Qurbani, 1981); from the pathos of 'Waqt ne kiya' (Kaagaz Ke Phool, 1959) to the exuberance of the back-to-back numbers in Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977), here is an extraordinary compilation, peppered with trivia, anecdotes and, of course, the sheer joy of music. Find out answers to questions like: With which unreleased film did Kishore Kumar turn composer? In which song picturization was dry ice first used? Which all-time classic musical was initially titled Full Boots? Where was the title song of An Evening in Paris shot? The idea for which song originated when the film-maker visited Tiffany's in London? Which major musical partnership resulted from the celebrations around an award function for a commercial jingle for Leo Coffee? How many of your favourites find mention here? Make your own list!

Errata for the Second Printing

For Talat Mehmood, please read Talat Mahmood everywhere. For C Ramachandra, please read C Ramchandra everywhere.

 

Page No

Row / Line

What is there

What should be there

3

Credits

Lyrics: Kavi Pradeep

Lyrics: <Unknown>

11

3rd / 4th

Featured separately on a 78 rpm record

Featured on the other side of the same  78 rpm record

14

Last

The songs from Mahal were very well received by audiences and musicians. One number, ‘Mujhse mat pooch mere ishq mein kya rakha hai’, surely served as the inspiration for composer Ravi’s song: ‘Badle mere sarkar nazar aate hain’ from Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960) sung by Asha Bhonsle.

Please delete this

24

2nd / last

Humraaz [1967]

Gumrah [1963]

27

3rd / 2nd

a young Asha Parekh

a young Tabassum

28

2nd / 6th

Naushad’s brother-in-law

Naushad’s good friend

61

1st / 2nd

(Baazi)

( Baazi , 1951)

64

last / 3rd last

Dhanyeshswari nadi re

Dhaleshwari nadi re

66

Box

Salil Chowdhury, probably as a tribute to his Bengal compatriot, used it in the voice of S.D. Burman in Gulzar’s film Achanak (1973).

Gulzar also used the line in the background of Achanak (1973).

70

1/9

But they clinch the return match with ‘Pehchanta hoon khoob’ (rendered by Asha Bhonsle, Sudha Malhotra and Balbir)

But they clinch the return match with ‘Pehchanta hoon khoob’ (rendered by Asha Bhonsle, Sudha Malhotra, Balbir and Bande Hasan)

71

3rd last / last

Sahir Ludhianvi innovates as Urdu gently makes way for a few words of Hindi like ‘kathin’ instead of ‘mushkil’.

Sahir Ludhianvi innovates, however, he does borrow couplets from Amir Khusraw, as Urdu gently makes way for a few words of Hindi like ‘kathin’ instead of ‘mushkil’.

71

last / 2nd last

Barsaat Ki Raat was initially offered to Khayyam by Chandra,

Barsaat Ki Raat was initially offered to Khayyam by Chandra (real name Rameshchandra Gupta),

72

Box

7 a.m.

7:30 AM

72

Box

With a record ten playback singers (five male, five female),

With a record twelve playback singers (seven  male- Rafi, Manna, Batish, Balbir,Shankar, Shambhu, Bande Hasan, five female - Lata, Asha, Sudha, Suman, Kamal Barot),

80

2nd / 7th

4/7

7/4

80

2nd / 10th

4/7

7/4

82

last / 3rd last

Vijay Anand, who was officially neither the director nor the producer of the film, but is supposed to have ghost-directed it. He moved to his flat on Pali Hill and had a table lamp custom-made to play the chime whenever the lamp was switched on.

Vijay Anand was the ghost director of the film, but was not officially credited for the same, as told to the authors by Dev Anand in an interview in his studio in 2010. Vijay was so much in love with the tune, that when he moved to his flat at Pali Hill, he had a lamp custom-made to play the chime whenever the lamp was powered on

97

1 / 1

Rafiq Ahmad Khan

Rafiq Ali Khan

101

Titles

Lyrics: Shamsul Haq Bihari

Lyrics: Shamsul Huda Bihari

121

last / last

Talat Mehmood

Talat Mahmood

124

3rd / 5th

( House no 44 )

( House no 44 , 1955)

124

3rd / 6th

Chalo ik baar

Chalo ek baar

130

1st / 3rd

continued to use till 1982

continued to use till 1986

138

2nd / 7

Guide is also the only film

Guide is one of the few films (other films are Eight Days (1946) and Zindagi Zindagi (1972)

142

1st / 12th

Na na pyar karte

Na na karte pyar

154

2nd / 1st

Humne dekhi hain

Humne dekhi hai

154

2nd / 6th

dekhi hain

dekhi hai

164

1st / 7th

Producer L.B. Lachman stepped in

L.B. Lachman, who was producing Annadata , and was very close to Hrishi da, stepped in

164

2nd / 1st

Raj holds a doll

Raj holds a doll  (the doll was prepared by veteran music director Madhavlal Damodar Master)

172

last / 4th

other percussionist was Lala Sattar.

other percussionist was Lala Gangawane.

193

Titles

Caravan (1972)

Caravan (1971)

195

2nd / 4th

Vyjantimala

Vyjayantimala

213

Footnote

 

Add a box at the end- Kolkata based Jayati Mukherjee, an amateur singer who has been sining the song for years, adds : There were two more lines in the first antara - Pyar ke jalte zakhmoon se jo dil mein ujala hai, Aab jo bichad ke aur bhi zyada bharne wala hai - which would be played on AIR during the initial days. However, the version which later made it the cassettes and CDs were sans these lines . Sanjeevani, an upcoming vocalist, had also sang the song with these two lines in a TV show

232

1st / 9th

insturments,

instruments,

234

3rd / last

Kajri's

Kajli's

235

Titles

Singers: Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, R.D. Burman, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Singers: Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, R.D. Burman, Asha Bhosle

239

3rd / 2nd

HKKM

HKKN

242

3rd  / 6th

27 Down (1972)

27 Down (1973)

255

5th / 2nd

Kulliaat

Kulliyat-e-Mir

255

5th / 2nd

13000 words

13,000 couplets

256

2nd / 3rd

Sardar Ali Jaffri

Ali Sardar Jafri

256

3rd / 2nd last

Varmaji

Sharmaji

268

1st / 4th

both written by Sameer, who was also the scriptwriter of the film.

both written by Sameer

270

2nd / 2nd

We had a red Maruti van

Mansoor had a red Maruti van. The number was 1887 with Maharashtra registration

275

1st / 2nd

Keezhmadu in Kerela's Aluva District

Keezhmaadu, near Aluva in Eranakulam district

275

1st / 4th

Periyamukham

Periyamugham

275

3rd / last

Joban George

Job & George

276

4th / 5th

Mountain Misty

Mountain Mist Tea

276

2nd / 5th

What many people don’t know is that Dilip had composed Disco Disco (1987) with singer Malaysia Vasudevan, the Sufi-based album Deen Isai Malai (1989) and the English album Set Me Free (1990)with singer Malgudi Shubha.

What many people don’t know is that Dilip had composed the Sufi-based album Deen Isai Malai (1989) and the English album Set Me Free (1990) with singer Malgudi Shubha.

283

3rd / 2nd last

seventy-odd

seventy eight

283

3rd / 3rd last

in 1997

in 1998

284

2nd / 1st

On the Republic Day of 1963 (some reports say the date is January 27)

On January 27, 1963

298

2nd / 9th

Waseem Altaf of Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan,

Waseem Altaf of Islamabad, Pakistan,

 

 

 

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Edwina Book Errata

Errata

Please make these corrections in your copy, if necessary.

Page

Original

Corrected

Found By

Filmography

Film Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1959)

 Film: Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963)

Murli Dhar Soni, Jaipur

Filmography

Film: Ye Zindagi Kitni Haseen

Film: Ye Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai

Murli Dhar Soni, Jaipur

Page 16 Azurie

Azurie in Jugnu (1947)

Azurie was not in Jugnu (1947)

Surjit Singh

Page 16 Cuckoo

Banned Cuckoo song in Parwana

This happened to Azurie not Cuckoo

Surjit Singh

Page 3, Figure

Edwina is in a crescent

She is the letter C of Rocky

Khushboo Verma, City

 Filmography  Credits in 3 films 4th has been found. It is not in the film titles but in the film booklet of Teen Devian (1965). The last but one line is Latif M A - Edwina - Joyce - Jainy

 Murli Dhar Soni, Jaipur

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Musical Date with a Decade (1981-90)

Musical Date with a Decade (1981-1990)

Compiler: Narendra Singh

After the publication of Hindi Film Geet Kosh lovers of Hindi film music have been eagerly waiting for similar books on the later years. I am happy to report that this need has been ably filled by Shri Narendra Singh of Lucknow , now living in New Delhi. The author kindly sent me a copy and I must say that it is a monumental piece of work.

I am sure that in this day and age many people would say that this is not needed because so much information is now readily available on the Internet. Later one can hear the same people bemoaning the fact that much of the information on the Internet is incomplete and erroneous! Therefore there is ample need for this kind of solid work. There are also people who say (myself included) that the quality of music has been going down and nobody cares for the 'modern' music. To them I say that people have been complaining about the quality of music since the early forties when Khazaanchi's music became a hit, so that is nothing new. In any case, de gustibus non disputandum est, or Khyaal apanaa apanaa pasand apanee apanee.

The book obviously required a lot of hard work. It is complied in the style of the previous Geet Koshes. So, there is information about the title, producer, director, cast, songs etc.. The author has introduced many enhancements. He has included information about the video availability, release date, and other info. In the best example set by earlier Koshes, he has wisely left blanks where reliable information is not available.

I can recommend this book very strongly. Here is some information about the book.

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/musicaldate/

Publisher Asha Rani and Ira Singh, New Delhi, India

Size About 900 pages of full size pages, hard cover

Price Rs 2,000 (India), $40 (abroad) including all charges

Author email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cell phone number 91 9643287097

Please contact the author for buying the book.

Here are photos of the compiler, title page of the book and a review in the Hindustan Times

Narendra Photo

 Musical title

hindutan times

 

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