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Archive for the ‘Suraiyya -Lata duet’ Category


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This is his 200th writeup in the blog.

SHOKHIYAN (1951) was produced and directed by Kidar Sharma under the banner of Ambitious Pictures. The star cast included Premnath, Suraiya, Jeewan, Kamlesh Kumari, Nazira, Shanta Kanwar, Achala Sachdev, Ramesh Sinha etc. There were 8 songs in the film of which 6 were penned by Kidar Sharma and remaining two songs by his brother Himmat Rai Sharma. Kidar Sharma was impressed with Jamal Sen’s classical and Rajasthani folk tunes he demonstrated to him and thus got the music direction of the film.
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“Balam” (1949) was a Wadia Movietone Production. It was produced by Homi Wadia. The movie had Wasti, Nigar Sultana, Suraiya, Masood, Jayant, Agha etc in it.
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Lata and Suraiyya have sung together in only four songs. I have discussed one such song (Mere chaand mere laal re (Deewaana) (1952) )in the past.
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Suraiyya was already a star (in singing as well as acting) when Lata was struggling to find a foothold in Hindi movie playback singing. When she established herself in late 1940s, she soon became the number one and never looked back since.
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“Sanam” (1951) was a movie that had Dev Anand, Suraiyya, Meena Kumari,K N Singh and Gope in main roles. It is interesting to note that this movie was the last movie of Dev Anand and Suraiyya together.
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