Tag Archives: Geeta Roy

SOTD: Lag gayi ankhiyaa…

A melodious song from the Film ” Jeevan Jyoti” released in the year 1953. The MD is S. D. Burman and the lyricist is Sahir Ludhianvi. The song is sung by Mohd.Rafi & Geeta Dutt. It is filmed on character actors with a very young Shammi Kapoor and Chaand Usmani with Shashikala in the background.

SOTD: A Meera bhajan in a Bengali film…”Barse badariya saawan ki”

Suchitra Sen (born April 6, 1931) (original name : Roma Dasgupta) is a popular Indian actress of the yesteryears who has attained legendary status because of her performances in Bengali cinema. In particular, the movies in which she paired opposite another legend in Bangla films, Uttam Kumar, are all-time classics in Bengali cinema. She now

SOTD: Mere tum ho, phir kya hain….

Police (1958) is a suspense thriller film produced by Deep & Pradeep Productions (most likely actor Pradeep Kumar’s own film company). It starred Pradeep Kumar with “Venus of Indian cinema” Madhubala. The film’s music was composed by Hemant Kumar and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. It was directed by Kalidas (who had earlier

SOTD: A sweet lullaby : Chanda dhale pankha jhale..

Hindi films have always had beautiful, hummable and soothing lullaby (Lori) songs right from the thirties and forties. K L Saighal’s “Soja rajkumari sojaa” is one of the foremost popular filmi lori. Geeta Dutt also sang some lori songs in her career, one of them being quite popular (“Nanhi kali sone chali , hawaa dheere

SOTD: Aag lagana kya mushkil hain…

Here is a lovely song composed by the (very talented but unfortunately almost forgotten) Chitragupt for the film Kangan (1959). The film had a decent star cast of Dadamuni Ashok Kumar and Nirupa Roy. The film nor its music created big waves at the box office, yet it has some charming numbers by Geeta Dutt.

Geeta Dutt with newer generation of composers

Young Geeta Roy (who later became Geeta Dutt) sang for veteran composers like S D Burman, S N Tripathi, Shyamsunder, Master Ghulam Haider, Bulo C Rani, Gyan Dutt, C Ramchandra, Vasant Desai, Pankaj Mullick, Naushad and many more in the forties and early fifties. By end of the fifties she probably had a lot of

SOTD: Har roz kahaa har roz sunaa…

Poet and Lyricist Indeevar didn’t get many opportunities to pen down quality songs. Though his career span is spread over four decades he did not get the recognition he and his talent deserved. Born in Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh as Shyamalal he came to Mumbai with the clear intention of being a lyricist. He strugglesd for

G M Durrani : A song to remember..

A name forgotten in the passage of time, Ghulam Mustafa (G M) Durrani was one of the most popular singers of the forties. He was spotted by the film producer Sohrab Modi in the year 1935 while the singer was giving a radio performance. He gave him his first break in the 1935 movie ‘Saaed-e-Hawas’,

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