Bengali Films of Salil Chowdhury

Sapan Suhaane (1961)

Lyrics: Shailendra

Title music

Nr Song Singer(s)

Other known variations

Hnd Mal Tam Tel Kan Bng Oth
SS1 Dil kahtaa hai zaraa to dum le lo Manna Dey, chorus - - - - - - -
SS2 o..gori aa jaa gaDDi vichh bai’ ja Lata, Manna Dey - - - - - - -
SS3 Nazar se mil gayee nazar
Nazar se mil gayee nazar (version 2)
Sabita Chowdhury,
Dwijen Mukherji
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SS4 Naam mera nimmo muqaam
Lata, Manna, Dwijen Mukherji - - - - SL1 SC7 -
SS5 Ghoonghat haTaa na denaa goriye Lata, chorus - DV1 - - - - -
SS6 Lo sun lo ye meraa afsaana Manna Dey,chorus - - - - - - -
SS7 Chaand kabhi thaa baa.nho.n mei.n Sabita Chowdhury - EG3 - - - RB1 -
There's an EP and an SP version of the song # SS3. The EP version matches with the song in the film, but the SP version has a longer antara and in fact this version sounds musically complete. Just listen to it. In the EP version the return to 'mukhDa' from the antara sounds forced and doesn't sound musically correct. I found it curious. Why on earth the song was butchered ?
Besides this the lyrics for both these versions are slightly different. Same thing with "naam mera nimmo". There seems to be two versions of this song with different lyrics. Can't keep up with all this !
A friend of mine sent me a punjabi wedding song which has an uncanny resemblance with 'Ghoonghat haTaa na denaa goriye'. Salil must have been very impressed with the wedding song. His version is flawless and fits wonderfully in the wedding scene in the film !