Saturday, 18 March 2017

Aayega Aane Waala

1/7 songs from the Film: Mahal
Composer:  Khemchand Prakash              Singer: Lata Mangeshkar           Lyricist: Nakshab
Director: Kamal Aarohi                            Cast: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala

A scintillating song from the mystery movie “Mahal” that catapulted Lata several notches up, to reach super star status among singers then.
The backdrop for the song is a series of breathtaking black and striking white imagery thanks to stunning cinematography by Joseph Wirsching.
Picturised on Ashok Kumar, known as Shankar in the film, owner of Sangam Bhavan that is haunted by memories of two lovers, one an unknown man and the other, beautiful looking Kamini played by Madhubala.
Sangam Bhavan was a palatial mansion that stood on the bank of Yamuna, and built by an “Unknown Man” who would supervise its construction, travelling by boat every night. Once Sangam Bhavan was ready, this unknown man brought his beloved to the bhavan and would come rowing every night to visit her. The romance didn’t last long, for, one stormy night, the boat capsized, the unknown man drowned, followed by grief struck Kamini who too threw herself into the river and drowned.
Aware of the tragic ending romantic saga through gardener of the bhavan, Krishna, yet intrigued, Shankar the
owner, wanders through ‘The Mahal’ . His intrigue increases when an old portrait (of The Unknown Man) that fell off the wall (and just missed hitting him) looked precisely like a portrait of himself! During his wandering around the mansion, in the middle of a stark dark stormy night, when the clock strikes to say the time now is two (a.m.!) was that a kind of cue?
For, from not too far away, he started hearing the singing of this song by a lady, none other than Kamini (Madhubala) brilliantly playbacked by Lata. His aimless wandering now shifts to focus, tracking the trailing voice emerging from somewhere out there. A voice heard so near, yet that figure n oh that face swinging back n forth n back n forth appears to be far away. When he rushes to sight her at the spot, lo, the voice is ringing, swing still swinging, albeit with its seat plain empty! To him, it’s sheer disbelief!  A face that he could see, though from far, is now elusive, making him pensive.
What an odyssey it is, all through the song! Sung by a teeny, tiny, double braided marvel of a girl from Maharashtra. Who knew then, in that era when rustic and robust Punjabi voices like Shamshad Begum, Zorabhai Ambalewali, Amirbai Karnataki and Noor Jehan to name a few, ruled the roost, that, this little girl would go on to become “The Golden Voice of Hindi Cinema” to this day! Probably Ghulam Haider alone knew, who envisioned in her a potential musical genius. That was when many an eyebrow shot up!!

Also read Song review of
Ajeeb Dastaan Hai
Aao Huzoor Tum ko
Churaliya Humne Jo Dil Ko
Tu Pyar Ka Saagar Hai
Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina
Mang Ke Saath Tumhaara
Sambhal ye dil

Songs reviewed here are a part of "Nostalgia" section in this blog. Few other sections in this blog include "My Paintings" "Mangala's Potluck" "Play with Words" "My First Post"
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Nostalgia Team that performed at Good Earth Palmgrove, B’lore on Nov 19, 2016 comprised of
Sri Sheshadri Mokshagundam – Master of Ceremonies 

Smt. Rekha Sathish – Singer
Sri. Ramanujam Masti – Singer
Li'l Master Aprameya – Budding Singer
Sri. Ravi Dharwad on Keyboard
Sri. Srinivas B. C. on Tabla
Sri. Shashidhar on Rhythm Pad

List of Songs sung at the event:

Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai -Chorus (Sheshadri Sir, Sri Ramanujam and Smt. Rekha )
Ayega Aanewala 
Yeh Mera Diwana Pan Hai 
Dil Ke Nazar Se
Piya Aiso Jiya
Jalte Hain Jiske Liye
Waqt Ne Kiya
Yeh Raaten Yeh Mausam
Koya Koya Chand
Rahena Rahe Hum
Na Bole Na Bole
Baar Baar Dekho 

Kuch Dil Ne Kaha
Hum Aapki Ankhon Mein
Zindagi Bhar Nahi
Aao Huzoor
Aaja Sanam
Aayiye Meherban
Medley of songs

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