Noor Jehan

February 2012

Noor Jehan with Manoj Kumar

By |February 12th, 2012|

January 2012

Noor Jehan with Saira Bano and Dilip Kumar

By |January 23rd, 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 […]

June 2011

Noor Jehan’s last appearance in a film… Baji (1963)

By |June 21st, 2011|

This was legendary singer/actress Noor Jehan’s last appearance in a film, not as a leading lady but making a cameo appearance in Baji (1963), on the insistence of director S. Suleman. I think this is the only instance [as far as I know] where […]

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 […]

November 2010

Help Identify These Unknown Singers

By |November 21st, 2010|

HMV released four cassette set of Vintage Favourites From Films – The Earliest Hindi Film Hits from 1932 – 1942 long time ago. It was a good collection of rare and old Hindi film songs from 30s and early 40s. The covers of this […]

Lata Mangeshkar with Noor Jehan

By |November 6th, 2010|

September 2010

Ajay Kumar and Noor Jehan in Dopatta (1952)

By |September 25th, 2010|

Noor Jehan and Ajay Kumar in Dopatta (1952)

By |September 25th, 2010|

Interview with Mina Hasan (Noor Jehan’s Daughter)

By |September 12th, 2010|

The resemblance to her late mother, Madam Noor Jehan, is striking just as Mina’s witty conversation reflects the singer’s style. As she talks about her mother her sense of loss is obvious, her face clouds over, her eyes become misty and voice choked with […]