Shamshad Begum – Talat Mahmood

Posted October 17, 2009 5:16 pm by Bollywood

Talat Mahmood - Shamshad begum

Talat Mahmood and Shamshad approximately sang 10 duets together. Details are provided below :-

Song
Co- Singer
Film
Music Director
Year
Dekho baras rahi barsaat
Titli
Vinod
?
Nadiya mein uth raha hai
Rafi
Babul
Naushad
1950
Milte hi ankhen
Babul
Naushad
1950
Duniya badal gaee
Babul
Naushad
1950
Jawani ke zamaane mein
Madhubala
Lachiram
1950
Tu mignaini
Mr. Sampat
Shanker Shastri
1952
Hey bhagwaan
Mr. Sampat
Shanker Shastri
1952
Hazaron chal kapat dhoke
Asha & Rafi
Laadla
Vinod
1954
Mohabbat dil ke bas
Mangu
Mohd. Shafi
1954
Khena mera maan
Balbir
Shaan-e-Hatim
A.R. Qureshi
1958

Observations

Talat-Shamshad best known and most popular duets were with music director Naushad from the film Babul (1950). Nadi kinare saath hamare with Rafi, Duniya badal gayi and Milte hi aankhein dil hua picturized on Dilip Kumar and Munawwar Sultana remain popular even today. Ironically, Babul was the only film where Talat Mahmood lent his vocals for Naushad. Naushad never repeated Talat, despite the success of Babul. The reason behind not repeating Talat again is mentioned by Subhash K. Jha in “Mohd. Rafi – The Virtuoso”. “Angered with Talat Mahmood, whom he found smoking during a recording, the perfectionist composer, hired Rafi on a whim and decided that he would sing all the songs of Baiju Bawra.”

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