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Sinbad the Sailor (1952) – Ada sai Jhoomte


This beautiful song was composed by Chitragupta who was still a struggling music director at that time and this film – particularly this song helped him establish his place in the Hindi Film Industry. According to Shamshad Begum, many music directors used her as a stepping stone to reach either Asha Bhosle or Lata Mangeshkar and Chitragupta was no exception.

Coming to the song, this is one of the best Rafi-Shamshad duets. Harp and clarinet plays a vital role in setting right pace and mood for this song. Very lively and enjoyable number, that will make place in your heart instantly.

It was picturized on B-Grade Actor Ranjan and Naseem Bano (Saira Bano’s mother) – who was a fading actress in the ’50s with the arrival of new heroines including Madhubala, Nargis, Geeta Bali etc.  – Mister Jinx

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