Geeta Dutt

July 2012

Guru Dutt, Geeta Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Smriti Biswas and others at a muhurat

By |July 30th, 2012|

November 2011

Amarnath the actor and Amarnath the music director

By |November 5th, 2011|

Today, during my routine surfing sessions, I noticed a mistake on “downmelodylane” website and few other forums. On the following link, they have wrongly labelled Amarnath the actor as Amarnath the music director.

Amarnath the music director was the elder brother of the music director […]

September 2011

Geeta Dutt singing for Pakistani Film Miss 56 – Mystery finally solved.. Well kind of…

By |September 19th, 2011|

Few months ago I blogged about Geeta Dutt singing for Pakistani film Miss 56 (1956). However, the following questions remained unanswered –

1. Where these songs were recorded? Miss 56 music was composed by  G.A. Chisthi. However, he never visited India, neither did Geeta ever […]

July 2011

Maane na Maane na – Geeta Dutt – Savera (1958)

By |July 13th, 2011|

This lesser known song composed by an even lesser known music composer Sailesh shows Geeta’s singing abilities at her best. This is a rather fast paced, typical mujra song, with a flamboyant orchestral backdrop, rich with a medley of instruments and a vibrant beat. […]

Mose chanchal jawani – Geeta Dutt sings for S.D. Batish in Bahu Beti (1952)

By |July 1st, 2011|

Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begum were known for singing sensuous/frothy songs in the ’50s and some of these songs ran into trouble with the Indian Censor Board and edited out of the films for being too suggestive. Here is one such song, I will […]

June 2011

Guru Dutt, Geeta Dutt, Asha Mathur, Mohd Rafi, Geeta Bali, Shekhar and Rashid Khan together

By |June 28th, 2011|

1. Rashid Khan (actor)

2. Geeta Bali (actress)

3. Geeta Dutt (playback singer)

4. Guru Dutt (actor/producer/director)

5. Asha Mathur (actress)

6. Shekhar (actor)

7. Mohammad Rafi (playback singer)

Geeta Dutt sings for Salil Chaudhary in Zamana (1957)

By |June 22nd, 2011|

Geeta Dutt sang only 7 Hindi songs (4 duets and 3 solos) for music director Salil Chaudhary. Here is a rare solo from Zamana (1957).

Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya – Do Bhai (1947) – Raag Bilawal

By |June 5th, 2011|

Bilawal is also one of the ten thaats (parent scales) of the Indo-Pakistani classical music, its Western counterpart being the major diatonic scale. This lovely song was recorded in 1947 and it brought great fame and recognition to both S.D. Burman, the composer, and […]

July 2010

A rare picture of G.M. Durrani, Sulochana Qadam, Geeta Dutt and Talat Mahmood

By |July 5th, 2010|

May 2010

Shakila in Aar Paar (1954)

By |May 18th, 2010|

This is perhaps one of the best songs composed by O.P. Nayyar for Geeta Dutt. Accordion plays a major part in setting the overall mood of the song and Geeta sings this song in her distinctive frothy style.

This song was picturized on Shakila. According […]