Bengali Films of Salil Chowdhury

Heeramoti (1959)
Lyricist: Shailendra

Title music


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Song

Singer(s)

Other known variations

Hnd Mal Tam Tel Kan Bng Oth
HT1 Naach re dharti ke pyaare Lata, Hemant & Chorus - - - - - - -
The Music director of this film is actually Roshan. During the shooting of the film and just before songs recording Roshan, who was on a cultural mission to Russia was taken ill. He sent a telegram to the director Krishan Chopra to advise him to request Salil Chowdhury to compose the Title music and the opening song. This information was authenticated later by Salilda in a Doordarshan interview and also by Lata Mangeshkar in a Dada Saheb Phalke interview. The song is based on a famous Bengali composition from the '40s - "aayre poushaali bataase", which Salilda composed just after the Bengal famine. I found the Title music of "Heeramoti"reminded me of the Madhumati music.