Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#509)
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 21:17:36 -0700



       Song:   tera khayaal dil se mitaaya nahiin abhi
               bedard maine tujhko bhulaaya nahiin abhi
       Film:   Doraaha (1952)
       Singer: Talat Mahmood
       Music:  Anil Biswas
       Lyrics: Josh Malihabadi
       *ing:   Nalini Jaywant, Shekhar

A specimen from a genre that Talat positively excelled at - the sad
wafters. This is a beautiful drawn-out melody from the master composer
who has given Talat some of his loveliest songs which notched varying
degrees of popularity starting with ARZOO's classic 'ae dil mujhe aisi
jagah le chal'. Despite the atrocious quality of the recording I have
(as will be evident from the clip below, I apologize for that), the
song's haunting beauty shines through gloriously in Talat's trademark
soulful rendition. I often used to to confuse this with another Talat
melody with a substantially overlapping mukhada - 'tera khayaal dil ko
sataaye to karen', a Pandit Govindram composition from NAQAAB (1955).

Lata's 'loota hai zamaane ne, qismat ne mitaaya hai' and Talat's
'muhabbat tark ki maine, garebaan sii liya maine' are probably the more
well-known songs from this precious Anilda soundtrack.


Audio clip: 509.rm

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Author: Hrishi Dixit