China Town

China Town

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1962
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Label: H.M.V.
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANT: Frank Fernand. SONGS RECORDED BY: Minoo Katrak; ASSISTANT: D.O. Bhansali.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Shakti Samanta. PRODUCER: Shakti Samanta. STORY: Ranjan Bose. SCREENPLAY: Ranjan Bose. DIALOGUE: Vrajendra Gaur. ACTOR: Shammi Kapoor, More...
 



Song Listing


 
Baar Baar Dekho Hazar Baar Dekho
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Filmi, Jazz, Classic Pop
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
 
Bada Qatil Hai Mera Yaar China Chin Chintu (Hum Se Mat Poochho)
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Sufi/Qawwali
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
 
Yamma Yamma Yamma Tu Parwana Main Shamma
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Filmi
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
 
Kya Teri Mehfil Hai Sanam (Ya Dilruba)
Singer: Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Filmi
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
 
Humse Na Poochho Hum Kahan Chale
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Filmi, Pop
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
 
Yeh Rang Na Chhootega
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
 
Dekho Ji Ek Bala Jogi
Singer: Meenu Purushottam, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Filmi, Hindi Folk
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
 
Rangin Baharon Se Hai Gulzar China Town
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: Ravi
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Classic Pop, Oriental, Filmi
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
 

Awards


 
  • No award information available.

Trivia


 

    Album

  • When Madhubala fell seriously ill during the making of "Naughty Boy" (1962), her husband, the film's lead actor Kishore Kumar, had to take time out and the film got stalled for some time. This put filmmaker Shakti Samanta in a spot as he had accumulated a lot of debt to make the film and didn't have the financial means to settle it. Shammi Kapoor, who had worked with Samanta for "Singapore" (1960), stepped in and offered to work for him with payments deferred till the director had settled his debt. Samanta accepted his offer and made this film with him. The film's commercial success helped Shakti Samanta clear his debt and led to a long relationship with Shammi Kapoor which resulted in hit films like "Kashmir Ki Kali" (1964) and "An Evening In Paris" (1967).[1][2][3][4][MR15]
  • The film was remade in Tamil as "Kudiyirundha Koyil" (1968) starring M.G. Ramachandran and in Telugu as "Bhale Thammudu" (1969) starring N.T. Rama Rao. It may also have inspired the Malayalam film "Theekkali" (1981). It was one of the few Hindi films with the same premise involving the hero taking the place of a gangster lookalike to infiltrate a criminal organisation. The films "Mr. India" (1961) and "Don" (1977) also had the same premise.[5][6]

    Song

  • Baar Baar Dekho Hazar Baar Dekho - This song inspired the title of the film "Baar Baar Dekho" (2016). Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif promoted the 2016 film with a Dubsmash of the song.[7][8]
  • Yamma Yamma Yamma Tu Parwana Main Shamma - The tune of the song's mukhda was taken from the Persian folk song "Mastom Mastom".[9]
  • Kya Teri Mehfil Hai Sanam (Ya Dilruba) - The previous song in the album and this song were part of a two-part track. They appeared in the film one after the other.
  • Rangin Baharon Se Hai Gulzar China Town - It appears that the original lyrics of the song's mukhda went "Lakhon Haseenon Se Hai Gulzar". The lyrics may have been changed to "Rangin Baharon Se Hai Gulzar" to comply with the Censor Board's recommendation.



References


 

Feedback