Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1954
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: Ishan Ghosh, Mukul Bose.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Chetan Anand. STORY: Uma Anand, Vijay Anand. DIALOGUE: Vijay Anand. ACTOR: Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Sheila Ramani, Johny Walker, Bhagwan Sinha, More...
 



Song Listing


 
Dil Se Mila Ke Dil Pyar Kijiye
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Pop
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Jeene Do Aur Jiyo
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Spanish
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Dekho Maane Nahin Roothi Haseena
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Jagmohan Bakshi
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi
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Dil Jale To Jale
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi
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Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De
Singer: Kishore Kumar, Johnny Walker
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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Jaayen Toh Jaayen Kahan (Male)
Singer: Talat Mahmood
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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Jaayen Toh Jaayen Kahan (Female)
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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Ae Meri Zindagi Aaj Raat Jhoom Le
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: S.D. Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Genre: Filmi, Pop
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • The film involved several members of the Anand family, including the brothers Chetan, Dev and Vijay Anand. Dev Anand and his wife Kalpana Kartik played the lead roles in the film. Chetan Anand directed the film and his wife Uma co-wrote its story. Vijay Anand aka Goldie, the youngest brother, was credited for the film's story and dialogue. He was just 19 years old at the time and still in college.[MR52]
  • Dev Anand and Kalpana Kartik got secretly married on the sets of this film. They had first met during the making of "Baazi" (1951), their first film together, and fallen in love. Dev Anand had summoned a marriage registrar to the film's sets and gotten married to Kartik during a break in shooting.[1][2]
  • The "City Of Bombay" was credited as a guest artist in the film's opening credits.
  • Vishal Anand, the nephew of this film's lead actor Dev Anand, acted in a 1973 film of the same title.[3]
  • Chetan Anand remade this film more than two decades later as "Jaaneman" (1976), also starring Dev Anand. "Jaaneman" (1976) and "Sahib Bahadur" (1976), the remake of another Navketan film, "Afsar" (1950), marked the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Navetan Films.[4][5][6]
  • Both the film's lead actresses, Kalpana Kartik and Sheila Ramani, were crowned Miss Shimla in the early 1950s.
  • The characters played by Dev Anand and Kalpana Kartik in this film playfully called each other 'Funtoosh'. This became the title of another film starring Dev Anand two years later.[7]

    Song

  • Jeene Do Aur Jiyo - This song was offered to Lata Mangeshkar first but she passed it on to Asha Bhosle because she disapproved of the line "chadhti jawani ke din" which she felt was vulgar.[MR4]
  • Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De - The tune of the song's mukhda may have been inspired by an Italian melodic riff called the "Tarantella Napoletana". The Hindi film song "Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandni Mein Hum" ("Chori Chori", 1956) and the American song "Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Me", written by Buddy Arnold and Milton Berle and performed by Evelyn Knight and the Ray Charles Band, also used the same riff.[8][9]
  • Jaayen Toh Jaayen Kahan (Male) - This song topped the first Binaca Geetmala Annual program that used the countdown format.[MR8]
  • Jaayen Toh Jaayen Kahan (Male) - The tune of this song's mukhda was inspired by Rabindranath Tagore's song "Hey Khaniker Atithi".[10]



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