Bengali Films of Salil Chowdhury

Madhumati (1958)
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Lyrics: Shailendra and *Majrooh

Title Music

Nr Song Singer(s)

Other known variations

Hnd Mal Tam Tel Kan Bng Oth
MM1 suhaana safar Mukesh - - - - - OS64 -
MM2 aa jaa re pardesi Lata - - - - - - -
MM3 kanchaa le kanchi le Asha, Sabita Banerji,
Ghulam Mohammed,
chorus
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MM4 zulmi sang aa.nkh laDi Lata, chorus - - - - - - -
MM5 ghaDi ghaDi meraa dil dhaDke Lata - - - - -

SC26
MW1

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MM6 dil taDap taDap Lata, Mukesh - - - - -

JB4
OS64

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MM7 chaDh gayo re paapi bichhuaa Lata, Manna Dey,
chorus
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MM8 jungal mei.n mor naachaa Rafi - - - - - - -
MM9 Tute hue khwaabo.n ne Rafi - - - - - - -
MM10 Hum haal-e-dil
sunaaye.nge
Mubarak Beghum - - - - - - -
MM11 Tan jale man jaltaa rahey* Dwijen Mukherji, chorus - - - - - - -
Possibly the best soundtrack of all Salil films- a true celebration of folk music with amazing orchestration. From Assam to Kumaoun and then from Nepal to Poland ! "Madhumati" has always been a great favourite of film writers and music reviewers. All the songs are unique and evergreen. "Kancha le kanchi le" is based on a Nepaleese song, my favourite, the haunting melody of "zulmi sang aankh laDi" is based on a Kumaouni folk song and then the rhythmic "chadh gayo paapi bichhuaa", a tribute to his Assam childhood. Pity the Dwijen Mukherjee song "Tan jale man jaltaa rahe" was deleted and it didn't get much press either. Salil used the low-pitch voice of the actor Bhudo Advani as the "Bass" voice in this song ! The lyrics of this song was written by Majrooh.
The surprise song is "Dil tadap tadap ke kah rahaa hai" - based on a very popular Polish folk song " Szla dzieweczka do gajeczka" that originated in the Silesian (South-Western) part of Poland.