Mausam

Mausam

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1975
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Lyricist: Gulzar
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANTS: Ghanshyam, R.L. Suri. SONGS RECORDED BY: Kaushik, D.O. Bhansali. BACKGROUND MUSIC: Salil Chowdhury.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Gulzar. PRODUCER: P. Mallikarjuna Rao. STORY: Kamleshwar. SCREENPLAY: Gulzar, More...
 



Song Listing


 
Ruke Ruke Se Qadam
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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Dil Dhoondhta Hai (Duet)
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Bhupinder Singh
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Ghazal, Sugam
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Mere Ishq Mein Lakhon Latke
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Hindi Folk
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Dil Dhoondhta Hai (Male)
Singer: Bhupinder Singh
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Ghazal, Sugam
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Chhadi Re Chhadi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Filmi, Punjabi Folk
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • The music of this film was Madan Mohan's swan song. He passed away before the film's release. The film was dedicated to him. Salil Chowdhury recorded the film's background music after Madan Mohan's death.[1]
  • This Gulzar film deviated from his norm at the time and had Madan Mohan instead of R.D. Burman as the music director. This was because the producer had already signed Madan Mohan for the film.[MR10]
  • Work on this film started when writer Kamleshwar approached Gulzar with a story and asked him if he would be interested to make a film based on it. Gulzar readily accepted his friend’s offer. Producer P. Mallikarjuna Rao had expressed interest in producing the film but when Kamleshwar narrated the story to him, he didn’t like it. At that point, writer Bhushan Banmali came up with a story idea inspired by Rajkumar Mitra's "Agamikaal" which in turn bore similarities with A.J. Cronin's "Judas Tree". Rao liked this idea and it was agreed that this story would be developed further. This new story then became the basis for this film. It was also agreed that Gulzar would continue to develop Kamleshwar’s original story independently, which then became the basis for "Aandhi" (1975). Gulzar also suggested to Kamleshwar that he develop both these stories into novels. Thus, contrary to popular belief, Kamleshwar wrote his novel “Aagami Ateet” based on the script of this film, and “Kaali Aandhi” based on the script of "Aandhi" (1975), and not the other way round. In fact, it was Gulzar who suggested the title “Aagami Ateet” to Kamleshwar.[2][MR39]
  • This film, starring Sanjeev Kumar and Sharmila Tagore, was originally supposed to feature Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.[MR10]
  • A tune Madan Mohan had composed for this film remained unused and was recorded decades later as "Tere Liye" ("Veer Zaara", 2004).[3][MR10]
  • This film was remade in Tamil as "Vasandhathil Oru Naal" (1982) starring Sivaji Ganesan and Sripriya.

    Song

  • Ruke Ruke Se Qadam - Gulzar's lyrics for this song were used previously for a mujra song in the Bengali film "Lal Pathor" (1964). The Bengali film song was composed by Salil Chowdhury and sung by Mubarak Begum. "Lal Pathor" (1964) was remade in Hindi as "Lal Patthar" (1971).[4][5]
  • Dil Dhoondhta Hai (Duet) - This song was Gulzar's tribute to the legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib (1797-1869). The mukhda of the song was adapted from a verse from Ghalib's poem called "Muddat Hui Hai Yaar Ko Mehman Kiye Hue". Gulzar replaced the word "Ji" in the original verse with the word "Dil".
  • Mere Ishq Mein Lakhon Latke - Gulzar had not planned for any choreographer for this film. However, when he spotted Saroj Khan, who was at the studio for another film, he requested her to teach Sharmila Tagore a few steps for this song and she obliged.[6]
  • Dil Dhoondhta Hai (Male) - It is said that Gulzar was in the reckoning for the National Film Awards for Best Lyrics for this song but lost out since his lyrics were based on a poem by Mirza Ghalib.[MR10]



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