The love for music is universal. Almost everybody likes some form of music. Over the years, I have loved a lot of songs. Somewhere down the road, many of these songs have become hits. I don’t have a favorite song as such but I have a whole list. Being a hit means that a song is loved by many people. Also it means that it is heard more number of times than normal. I have found myself falling out of love to these overplayed songs so much so that I wished they had never become such a hit.
And there are some songs which never become hit for some reason of the other. The lyrics are good, the song is good, the singer has sung it well but then it does not work with the people. Over a period of time, it gets lost in time somewhere and when you hear it once in a blue moon, its bliss. These songs could have been hits and for some reasons, they never were.
This is about those songs;
The missed hits, The unsung hits
Anubhav is a black and white movie directed by Basu Bhattacharya in 1971. Although color in Indian movies came long back before this movie, Basu Bhattacharya decided to shoot it in black and white. It has a slow pace compared to a normal Hindi movie but its not an art-house film. It has 4 songs, 3 of which are sung by Geeta Dutt. This was probably her last film. All the songs in the movie are very good.
“Mujhe Jaan na Kaho” is a song sung by Geeta Dutt and picturized on Sanjeev Kumar and Tanuja. I like the picturization as the soft voice of Geeta Dutt croons in a rainy night as the wife teases her husband. The song does not have heavy music. In fact it can hardly be heard.
Then there are beautiful lyrics by Gulzar where he plays with the word “Jaan”. Not only the particular song but the other three songs like “Mera Dil Jo Mera Hota”, “Phir Kahin koi Phool Khila” and “Koi Chupke se aake” are real gems. I always wondered how these songs were shot. I was surprised to find that my favorite song “Koi Chupke se aake” is played on the radio in the background during an emotional scene.
Director: Basu Bhattacharya
Music Director: Kanu Roy
Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan Meri jaan, meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan Meri jaan, meri jaan (Jaan na kaho anjaan mujhe Jaan kahaa rehti hai sadaa) 2 Anjaane, kya jaane Jaan ke jaaye kaun bhala Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan Meri jaan, meri jaan (Sookhe saawan baras gaye Kitni baar in aankhon se) 2 Do boondein naa barse In bheegi palkon se Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan Meri jaan, meri jaan (Honth jhuke jab honthon par Saans uljhi ho saanson mein) 2 Do judwaan honthon ki Baat kaho aankhon se Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan Meri jaan, meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan (smile) Meri jaan, meri jaan