Sunday, October 05, 2014

On 'suhana safar'

"Suhana safar, the signature tune of Madhumati was sung by the golden-voiced Mukesh. It is believed that the singer originally intended for this iconic song was Talat Mehmood. Mukeshji, it seems, was going through a financial crunch. His situation prompted Talat Mehmood to suggest that the song be given to Mukesh. I have heard this story twice to be convinced about its authenticity—first from Mrs Talat Mehmood, later an independent confirmation by Sanjoy Chowdhury. Nitin Mukesh once announced that his father’s comeback song was Yeh mera diwanapan hai from a lesser known Bimal Roy film, Yahudi, starring Dilip Kumar. The 1950s period in the Indian film industry was marked by a generosity of spirit and well-being among fellow artists. The cut-throat competition of today was relatively unknown." from'Madhumati'
Link to the son in the article. Another from the film 

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