Bengali Films of Salil Chowdhury

Mem Didi (1961)

Lyrics: Shailendra

Nr Song Singer(s)

Other known variations

Hnd Mal Tam Tel Kan Bng Oth
MD1 Hu tu tu… hum to ghar mei.n choolha
Lata, Mahendra
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MD2 Raato.n ko jab neend uD jaaye Lata, chorus - - - - - - -
MD3 Bachpan o bachpan, pyaare pyaare bachpan Lata, chorus - - - - - - -
MD4 Bhulaa do zindagi ke gham ver1
Bhulaa do zindagi ke gham ver2
Lata,chorus OB1 - - - - MS32 -
MD5 Mai.n jaanti hoo.n tum jhooTh bolte ho Lata, Mukesh - - - - - - -
MD6 BeTa, mere kaan mat kha Lata, canine - - - - - - -

Song #MD4 (also the Title music) was originally composed for the Bombay Youth Choir as 'Tu zinda hai to zindagi ki jeet mei.n yakeen kar'(Lyrics: Shailendra). It seems that there are two versions of "bhoolaa do zindagi ke gam". The second version has different lyrics in the second antara and it also has extra lyrics and melody. Very strange indeed. The Title music version is the one I always had until someone sent me the extended version. So, Shailendra wrote three sets of lyrics for the same song !
Later Salil wrote the Bengali lyrics (Jibon jakhan sudhu dudin) for this song in 1982 during his stay in the USA and also recorded it there.
Song MD6 - "betaa bow wow wow" is a delightful song inspired by the 1956 hit of Eydie Gorme's 1956 popular hit "Mama teach me to dance", also made popular by many other singers.