Suraiya – Madan Mohan Collaboration
Madan Mohan and Suraiya were friends and according to Madan Mohan’s only sister Shanti Mahendroo, “… we used to stay at Marine Drive near Suraiya’s residence. At that time Madan used to perform in the children’s programme aired by All India Radio. Madan along with Suraiya, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and my younger brother Prakash used to act and sing in those musical programmes. Subsequently, my father bought a bungalow near the Bombay Talkies studio in Malad and we shifted there.”
Professionally, Suraiya and Madan Mohan collaborated only for 1 odd film i.e. Khubsurat (1952). Starring Nasir Khan and Suraiya, the film was an utter flop but two of its songs Yeh chand sitare kiya jane and Mohabbat Mein Kashish Hogee sung by Suraiya and Talat respectively are still heard today and appear in various compilations and CDs.
Suraiya sang four songs for Madan Mohan, details are provided below:-
|O Jee Zaraa Zaraa, Dil Ke Tadpaane Waale||Khubsurat||1952||Suraiya||Shams Azima badi|
|Ae Chaand Ab Too Jaa Meraa Deewaanaa||Khubsurat||1952||Suraiya||Shams Azima badi|
|Ye Chaand Sitaare Kyaa Jaane||Khubsurat||1952||Suraiya||Shams Azima badi|
|Thumak Thumak, Jab Chaloon Main Balam||Khubsurat||1952||Suraiya||Shams Azima badi|