Funtoosh

Funtoosh

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1956
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANT: Jaidev Verma. SONGS RECORDED BY: B.N. Sharma.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Chetan Anand. PRODUCER: Dev Anand. STORY: Amar Jeet. SCREENPLAY: Uma Anand. DIALOGUE: Chetan Anand. ACTOR: Dev Anand, More...
 



Song Listing


 
Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi
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Dukhi Man Mere Sun Mera Kehna
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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Dene Wala Jab Bhi Deta (Chhappad Phaad Ke Deta Hai)
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Pop, Oriental
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Ae Johnny Jeene Mein Kya Hai
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Pop
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Woh Dekhen Toh Unki Inayat
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal, Classic Pop
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Phool Gendwa Na Maaro
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Sugam, Hindi Folk
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Humne Kisi Pe Dore Daalne Hain
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi
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Pyar Ne Kitne Sapne Dekhe
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • This film popularized the use of animation effects in the opening credits.[MR1]
  • This was the first film in which Kishore Kumar was used as Dev Anand's singing voice extensively and exclusively. He lent his voice to five of the film's eight songs - three solos and two duets with Asha Bhosle. The opening credits listed him prominently - "Song for Funtoosh rendered by Kishor Kumar".
  • The film got its title from a phrase used in another Chetan Anand film starring Dev Anand, "Taxi Driver" (1954). The characters played by Dev Anand and Kalpana in "Taxi Driver" (1954) used this phrase to playfully address each other.[1]

    Song

  • Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa - This song was composed by R.D. Burman as a young boy. His father, S.D. Burman, apparently used this tune without telling him.[MR4]
  • Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa - Chetan Anand developed severe differences with Dev Anand during the making of this film. Things came to a head while shooting this song when Chetan left the set in a huff over an argument with his brother. The song was then shot by their younger brother Vijay who was an Assistant Director in the film. Chetan parted ways with the Navketan banner after this film. He directed a few films for other banners before launching Himalaya Films, whose first production was "Haqeeqat" (1964). Chetan and Dev got back together two decades later for two films - "Jaaneman (1976), a film that marked Navketan's 25th anniversary, and "Sahib Bahadur" (1976), a Himalaya Films production.[2][3][4][MR52]
  • Dukhi Man Mere Sun Mera Kehna - When S.D. Burman told Chetan Anand and Dev Anand that he wanted Kishore Kumar to sing this song, they had their doubts. They felt that Talat Mahmood or Hemant Kumar would be better suited to sing a sad song like this. Burman convinced the Anands to go with Kishore by telling them that he would bear the cost of the recording and re-record the song with a singer of their choice if they were not happy with the results. Kishore's version was retained and became the most memorable song of the film.[MR70]
  • Dene Wala Jab Bhi Deta (Chhappad Phaad Ke Deta Hai) - S.D. Burman used the tune of this song again in the mukhda of the song "Chanda Ki Chandni Ka Jadoo" ("Sitaron Se Aage", 1958). This tune was based on the popular jazz standard "St. James Infirmary" popularised by Louis Armstrong. Many years later, Burman's son, R.D. Burman, borrowed the same tune for the mukhda of the song "Do Pal Ki Hai Yeh Zindagani" ("Chala Murari Hero Banne", 1977).[5][6][7]
  • Pyar Ne Kitne Sapne Dekhe - This song was filmed but not included in the final cut of the film.



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