Rattan (Hindi: रतन), released in 1944 was a landmark movie in more than one way. It brought in a new phase of film music where rhythmic beats of Indian folk percussion instruments like Dholak were introduced for the first time. Rattan also catapulted music director Naushad to dizzy heights of fame. In my earlier post on Rattan (1944), I could but just post four of its songs. Here are some of the remaining.
Manju – Angdai Teri Hai Bahana :
Manju – Jhoothe Hain Sab Sapne Suhane :
Amirbai Karnataki – Milke Bichhad Gai Ankhiyan :
Zohrabai Ambalawali – Aai Diwali Aai Diwali :
Zohrabai Ambalawali – Pardesi Balma :
Zohrabai Ambalawali & Karan Dewan – Sawan Ke Badalo :
The film Rattan, released in 1944 and starring Amir Banu, Karan Dewan and Swarnalata was a landmark movie in more than one way. First, it catapulted music maestro Naushad to the top and perhaps for the first time the use of folk percussion instruments like dholak etc. instilled a new sense of rhythm into film music which until then was more melody and less rhythm. Rattan was a huge success and it enabled Naushad to charge Rs 25,000 per film, a big amount those days. It also brought singers like Amirbai Karnataki and Zohrabai Ambalawali amongst the top-notch female singers of their time.
Zohrabai Ambalawali – Ankhiyan Milake :
Zohrabai Ambalawali – Rumjhum Barse Badarwa :
Amirbai Karnataki & Shyam Kumar – O Janewale Balamwa :