Bengali Films of Salil Chowdhury

Jaagte Raho (1956)
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Lyricist: Shailendra
Song #JR5: Lyrics by Prem Dhawan

Title music




Other known variations

Hnd Mal Tam Tel Kan Bng Oth
JR1 rangi ko naarangi.. zindagi khwaab hai Mukesh - - - - - - -
JR2 ThanDi ThanDi saawan ki phuhaar Asha - - - - - - -
JR3 lo she vai vai, lo she vai vai Sandhya Mukherji
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JR4 jaago mohan pyaare Lata,chorus - - - - -


JR5 oy aiwe.n duniyaa dewe duhaai Rafi,Balbir - - - - - - -

'Akdin Raatre' is the Bengali version of this film. "Jaagte Raho" received the first prize in the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in 1957. For Salil it was a great year since Kabuliwaalaa also gets a special mention for music at the Berlin Film Festival.
In the '50s it was quite common for other famous playback singers recording version songs for other film hits. Manna Dey also recorded "zindagi khwaab hai" in his own style.
In an interview Salil acknowledged the invaluable contribution made by his close comrade friend Prem Dhawan in selecting the right Bhangra song for "oi aiwe duniyaa dewe duhaai". Before Salil composed the song in his own style, they listened to many traditional Bhangra songs together and then Prem Dhawan wrote those wonderful lyrics !