Madhumati

Madhumati

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1958
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra, Daagh Dehlvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANTS: Kanu Ghosh, Sebastian D'Souza. SONGS RECORDED BY: B.N. Sharma.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Bimal Roy. PRODUCER: Bimal Roy. STORY: Ritwik Ghatak. DIALOGUE: Rajinder Singh Bedi. ACTOR: Dilip Kumar, More...
 



Song Listing


 
Suhana Safar Aur Yeh Mausam Hasin
Singer: Mukesh
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Filmi
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Aaja Re Pardesi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Sugam
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Kancha Le Kanchi Lai Laajo
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Sabita Chowdhury, Ghulam Mohammed
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Filmi, Sugam, Pahadi
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Zulmi Sang Aankh Ladi Re
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Filmi, Pahadi, Hindi Folk
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Tan Jale Man Jalta Rahe
Singer: Dwijen Mukherjee
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Genre: Filmi, Tribal
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Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Dil Tadap Tadap Ke Kah Raha Hai
Singer: Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Chadh Gayo Papi Bichhua
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Filmi, Assamese Folk
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Jungle Mein Mor Naacha
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Filmi
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Toote Huye Khwabon Ne
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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Hum Haal-E-Dil Sunaenge
Singer: Mubarak Begum
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Lyricist: Shailendra, Daagh Dehlvi
Genre: Ghazal
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • This was one of the earliest Hindi films to use reincarnation as a central theme.
  • The film went over budget during its making as it was shot outdoors extensively. The problem was compounded when the six weeks' worth of film footage shot in Nainital was found to be foggy. Bimal Roy had to replicate the scenes of Nainital in Nasik and re-shoot a considerable portion of the film. To help Bimal Roy tide over his financial constraints, Dilip Kumar organised an early screening of the film for the distributors. He told them that he would be paying Roy Rs. 70000 to meet the shortfall and requested them to do the same. The film's remaining work was completed with the additional financing secured this way. It went on to become a big hit and more than recovered everyone's investment. The film received the highest number of Filmfare Awards won by a single film till then. Its success helped resurrect Roy's career, which was faltering after the failure of "Devdas" (1955).[1][MR11]
  • This film's distributors and even the film's star Dilip Kumar were not in favour of Bimal Roy's choice of Salil Chowdhury for the film's music. Roy went ahead with his decision despite this opposition. Salil Chowdhury's music for the film won critical and popular acclaim and redeemed Roy's judgement.[MR10][MR11]
  • Although Dattaram Wadkar was not a regular in Salil Chowdhury's team, he played the dholak for the music director in three songs in the film - "Suhana Safar Aur Yeh Mausam Hasin", "Aaja Re Pardesi", and "Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke".[2]
  • The plot of the film "Janam Janam" (1988) was adapted from this film.[3]
  • Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, Bimal Roy's daughter, wrote a book documenting the making of this film. The book, titled "Madhumati: Untold Stories from Behind the Scenes", was published in 2014.[MR11]

    Song

  • Suhana Safar Aur Yeh Mausam Hasin - There are different accounts of how Mukesh landed this iconic song. According to one account, this song was offered to Talat Mahmood first but Talat re-directed it to Mukesh to help revive his career. According to another account, Salil Chowdhury had initially wanted Hemant Kumar to sing this song but was persuaded by Shailendra to pick Mukesh since his voice was better suited for Dilip Kumar.[4][MR3]
  • Suhana Safar Aur Yeh Mausam Hasin - Salil Chowdhury reused the tune of this song for the Bengali non-film song "Swadeshe Bideshe" (1983) sung by Gautam Dasgupta.[5]
  • Aaja Re Pardesi - Lata Mangeshkar won the first Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer for this song. This was the first year of this award category as well as the Best Lyricist category. Till this song, Filmfare only had a Best Music Director award in the music category. The two new categories were instituted when Lata Mangeshkar boycotted the previous year's Filmfare Awards function and demanded separate awards for artists other than music directors. The first Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist went to Shailendra for "Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai" ("Yahudi", 1958).[6][MR3]
  • Aaja Re Pardesi - Salil Chowdhury used a theme he composed for the background score of "Jagte Raho" (1956) in the opening bars of this song.[7][MR7]
  • Aaja Re Pardesi - Sumant Raj and Tribhuvan played the flutes in this song.[MR10]
  • Kancha Le Kanchi Lai Laajo - This song was adapted from a Nepali folk song.[8]
  • Zulmi Sang Aankh Ladi Re - The tune of this song was inspired by a Kumaoni folk song.[9]
  • Tan Jale Man Jalta Rahe - The song's opening lines were sung by actor Bhudo Advani. It was said to be shot on him but was removed from the film.[10]
  • Tan Jale Man Jalta Rahe - This song was inspired by Merle Travis's "Sixteen Tons" (1947). Travis's song was covered by many artists over the years. The version recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford is perhaps the most popular one. The Hindi film songs "Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhagi Si" ("Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi", 1958) and "Tu Duniya Mein Sar Ko Utha Ke Chal" ("Heera Moti", 1959) were also inspired by "Sixteen Tons".[11][12][13][14]
  • Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke - Salil Chowdhury used the tune of this song's mukhda for the mandolin solos in the interludes of another song in the film - "Aaja Re Pardesi".[MR7]
  • Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke - Kishore Desai played the mandolin in this song.[15]
  • Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke - Salil Chowdhury reused the tune of this song for the Bengali non-film song "Halud Gandar Phul De Ene De" (1973) sung by Sabita Chowdhury.[16]
  • Dil Tadap Tadap Ke Kah Raha Hai - Salil Chowdhury's tune for this song was inspired by the popular Polish folk song "Szla Dzieweczka" composed by Stanislaw Hadyny.[17]
  • Dil Tadap Tadap Ke Kah Raha Hai - Salil Chowdhury reused the tune of this song for the Bengali non-film song "Jodi Na Aste Bhalobaste" (1983) sung by Gautam Dasgupta and the Bengali film song "Jodi Na Aste Bhalobaste" ("Jibon", 1986) sung by Dwijen Mukherjee and Sabita Chowdhury.[18][19]
  • Hum Haal-E-Dil Sunaenge - All the lines in this song, except perhaps its mukhda, were couplets written by Dagh Dehlvi. However, he was not credited for it. Shailendra used Dagh's lines starting "Rahega ishq tera khaak mein mila ke mujhe" again in the opening of the song "Aa Bhi Ja Raat Dhalne Lagi" ("Teesri Kasam", 1966).[20]



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