Here are some lingering melodies by the incredible C H Atma. C H Atma’s precise crystal-clear rendering was a salute to K L Saigal’s singing style. Presumably all these songs are non-film ones. Please correct me if they are not.
Nadiya Ke Paar (Hindi: नदिया के पार) is a 1949 (or is it 1948?) Hindi film produced by Filmistan Studios and directed by Kishore Sahu (remember him? he played Dev Anand’s father in the 1972 film Hare Rama Hare Krishna). The film starred Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, S L Puri, Maya Bannerjee, David, Tiwari and Ranibala. Music was directed by C Ramchandra (who preferred the name Chitalkar when he sang). The film must not be confused with Rajshri Production’s 1982 film of the same name, starring Sachin and Sadhna Singh. Both films, however, had one thing in common. They both had a strong Bhojpuri storyline, rustic Bhojpuri dialogues and great songs.
Surinder Kaur – Akhiya Milake :
Lalita Dewoolkar – Dil Leke Bhaga :
Lalita Dewoolkar & Chitalkar – Katwa Ke Naiyya :
Lalita Dewoolkar & Mohd Rafi – More Raja Ho :
Lalita Dewoolkar & Chitalkar – Najariya Mein Aayi Ho :
Shamshad Begum & Mohd Rafi – Do Char Din Pyar Se :
Dak Bungalow, also spelt as Dak Bangla (Hindi: डाक बंगला) is a 1947 Hindi film directed by M Sadiq that starred the beautiful and multi talented actress Suraiya, Wasti, Kamal Kapoor, Gope, M Ismail and Rampyari. The film’s music was composed by Naresh Bhattacharya. More than anything else the film is remembered for it’s enchanting numbers sung by Suraiya.
actor Kamal Kapoor makes his debut in Dak Bungalow:
The old hindi film song stands like a monument on the shore weathered by the winds of time and the gentle caresses of the waves, to be admired across generations. And there are many such monuments along an endless musical shoreline built by a legion of architects, engineers and craftsmen who valiantly worked with their age old tools creating priceless works of art each unique in shape, form and style to create a rich heritage of that golden era of the music.
Jhoola (Hindi: झूला) is a 1941 Hindi film directed by Gyan Mukherjee. The film starred Ashok Kumar, Leela Chitnis, Shah Nawaz, Aruna Devi, Mumtaz Ali, Rajkumari, Minoo Cooper and V H Desai. Those were early days of film making in India and the concept of playback singing was not completely accepted by the film fraternity and Indian audience. An actor who could also sing was a big plus those days.
Two step brothers Ramesh (Ashok Kumar) and Mahesh (Shah Nawaz) have something common. While Ramesh works as a postman and Mahesh takes over his father’s estate, both fall in love with the same girl Geeta (Leela Chitins). But Mahesh has promised to marry Kamala earlier and she plans to ruin his marriage with Geeta. Whom he marries forms the crux of the storyline.