Khurshid Anwar

December 2010

Five favorite ghost songs from Indian/Pakistani Films

By |December 24th, 2010|

Here are my five favorite ghost songs from Indian/Pakistani films in no particular order.

1. Jhoom Jhoom dhalti raat (Lata Mangeshkar)

Kohraa (1964) featured the ethereal Waheeda Rehman as the mysterious rake Biswajeet’s second wife who’s haunted by his dead wife. Based […]

September 2010

Historical inaccuracies in Indian – Pakistani Films

By |September 6th, 2010|

Historical Inaccuracy – 1
In this song Anarkali (Madhubala) is performing in front of  Mughal Emperor Akbar with the famous Sheesh Mahal shown (The Palace of Mirrors) in the background. However, it should be kept in mind that Sheesh Mahal didn’t even exist during […]

July 2010

Suraiya – Khurshid Anwar Collaboration

By |July 25th, 2010|

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Back to Legends – Suraiya
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Suraiya sang approximately 13 songs for Khurshid Anwar in 3 films – Ishara (1943), Parwana (1947) and Singaar (1949). Khurshid Anwar was kindly disposed towards K.L. Saigal and Suraiya, both of whom (during their days) had captured the imagination of […]

January 2010

Khurshid Anwar’s Song List – India

By |January 3rd, 2010|

No.
Year
Song
Singer/s

Ishara
(1943)
baghon men koyal
Suraiya, Satish Batra

Ishara
(1943)
panghat pe panghat pe
Suraiya

Ishara
(1943)
hamen gham de ke
Gauhar Sultana

Ishara
(1943)
dil le ke dagha
Vatsala Kumathekar

Ishara
(1943)
dhere dheere bol
Rajkumari, G. M. Durrani

Ishara
(1943)
ishq ka dard suhana
Vatsala Kumathekar

Ishara
(1943)
sajanawa aa jaa re
Gauhar Sultana

Ishara
(1943)
shabnam kyun neer
Gauhar Sultana

Parakh
(1944)
gururo naz se
Kaushalya

Parakh
(1944)
aye din pyar ke
Kaushalya,Balwant […]

October 2009

Khurshid Anwar

By |October 16th, 2009|

The cultural capital of Pakistan, Lahore has contributed much to the flowering of cinematic arts, and the melodic culture of the Sub-continent. It has groomed a large number of film-makers, actors-actresses and melodists, whose invaluable contributions to cinema, before and after the partition of […]

September 2009

Chingari (1964)

By |September 25th, 2009|

Chingari has all the qualities in greater measure of its predecessors: a musical score of rare virtuosity, mature craftsmanship, and a high standard of artistic integrity. What makes it stand out still higher is the significance of the theme, for it touches upon an […]