Many of the early films, like Qatil, Gumnaam, Intezar, Sassi Punnu,
Heer Ranjha, Naukar, Ghoonghat, Zehr-e-Ishq, Ishq-e-Laila, Laila
Majnu, Waada, Chhoti Begum, Anarkali, Neend, Taj Mahal, Tauba, Lakht-e-Jigar,
Qaidi, Ghalib, Baaji, Umrao Haan Ada, Tehzeeb, Anjuman, Naela, Dosti,
Rangeela, Kubra Aashiq and others have secured immortal place in
time. Sangeet Mahal archives include complete collections from many
of those unforgettable musicals, and selections from a large number
Archives include some good films of 1930s when K. L. Saigal emerged
as a dominant singer with Devdas (1935). Films like Achhut Kanya,
Azad, Jawani ki Reet, Mukti and many other films included memorable
songs. Many selections from these and other films are part of Sangeet
Films of 1940s
Period of 1940s was revolutionary for singing in films. Singing
stars tradition changed to playback singing, thus bringing in great
new talented singers. Films with immortal music, such as Sanjog
(1943), Pehle Aap (1943), Jugnu (1944), Sanyasi, Qanoon, Qeemat,
Street Singer, Shahenshah Babar, Basant, Kismat, Tansen, Parwana,
Shahjehan, Aag, Mahal, Barsaat, Bazar, and every one of those with
great songs are part of Sangeet Mahal archives.
The period of 1950s was the period when film was music and music
was film. Watch "Baiju Bawra" (1952) and about three hours you live
in music. Many films with great music were made during this era.
To mention a few, like Aan, Malhar, Awara, Nagin, Anarkali, Uran
Khatola, Shabab, Amar, Seema, Chori Chori, Ashiana, Taxi Driver,
Mother India, Patita, Shree 420, Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje, Vachan,
is only a base reference. All those with great music can only be
listed in the Sangeet Mahal archive database.
Films of 1960s
Trend of Great music continued in 1960s with some new blend of orchestra
approach. Many films with great music appeared, like Mughal-e-Azam,
Professor, Janwar, Aashiq, Barsat ki Raat, Gunga Jumna, Mere Mehboob,
Taj Mahal, Dosti, Sangam, Mera Naam Joker, that is really a large
number to list here. Sangeet Mahal Archives includes complete recordings
from all those great musicals.
Films of 1970s
The era of 1970s, with new music directors, brought in the westernized
version of music in films that looked fit in film situations but
did not achieve long life as haunting melodies. Although the new
trend dominated, many good films with good music were made some
with the old trend but more with the new trend that left lot of
melodies for many years to remember. Sangeet Mahal Archives include
all those good ones and the popular of that time.
Archives include some good selections from the films of 1930s when
K. L. Saigal emerged as a dominant singer with Devdas (1935). Singing
stars being the tradition, the dominant singers of the age were
KC Dey, Pankaj Mullick, Shanta Apte, Govindrao Tembe, Ashok Kumar,
Devika Rani, Surendra, Wahidan Bai and sister Jyoti, Bibbo, Manju,
Noor Jehan, and a few more.
Period of 1940s was the revolutionary for singing in films. Singing
stars tradition changed to playback singing, thus bringing in great
new talented singers. K. L. Saigal maintained his singing star dominance
until his death in 1946. Suraiya emerged as one of the earliest
playback singers (Darshan, 1942) but turned a singing star later.
Great singers, like Noor Jehan, Amirbai Karnatki, Zohrabai Amabalawali,
Parul Ghosh, Kanan Devi, Arun Kumar, Snehprabha, Shamshad Begum,
G. M. Durrani, Madhubala Zaveri, Muhammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar,
Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Kishore Kumar,
Suman Kalyanpur, Mubarak Begum emerged and dominated their era.
There are great many selections from all those in Sangeet Mahal
in the field included Munawar Sultana, Saleem Raza, Zubaida Khanum,
Sharafat Ali, Kausar Parveen, Fateh Ali Khan, Ahmad Rushdi, Masud
Rana, Naseem Begum, Nahid Niazi, Mala, Runa Laila, Mehdi Hassan,
Ghulam Ali, Habib Wali Muhammad, Nahid Akhtar, and others. All those
voices gave many immortal melodies that are great treasures of the
Melodies created by the great musicians like Punkaj Mullick, R.
C. Boral, Rafique Ghaznavi, Ghulam Haider, Bulo C. Rani, Pannalal
Ghosh, Ram Gungoli, Khemchand Prakash, Anil Biswas, Naushad, Ghulam
Muhammad, Shyam Sunder, Shanker Jaikishan, C. Ramchandra, Roshan,
Madan Mohan, Sardar Malik, S. D. Burman, Husnlal Bhagatram, Hansraj
Behl, Bharat Vyas, Vasant Desai, Hemant Kumar, Chitragupta, N. Dutta,
Ravi, Kalyanji Anandji, Lakshamikant Pyarelal, R. D. Burman, Rakesh
Roshan, and others of the time are a huge selection in Sangeet Mahal
like Khursheed Anwar, Firoze Nizami, Rashid Atre, Master Inayat
Hussain, Tassaduq Hussain, Deebo, G. A. Chishti, and many others
gave good songs that are part of Sangeet Mahal archives.
Our archives include comprehensive collections of great singers
who gave emotion to those songs with their voice, music directors
who created those emotions combining voice and instruments, and
great lyricists who recreated those songs of varying
emotions into life on screen.
Our archives include all those great singers like K. L. Saigal,
Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begum, Suraiya, Muhammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar,
Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Geeta Dutt, C. H. Atma, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra
Kapoor, Kishore Kumar, Suman Kalyanpur, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey,
and the emerging newcomers.
Our archives include works of great music directors like Khemchand
Prakash, Ghulam Haider, Shyam Sunder, Naushad, Ghulam Muhammad,
Shanker Jaikishan, S. D. Burman, C. Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Anil
Biswas, Vasant Desai, O. P. Nayyar, Ravi, N. Dutta, Chitragupta,
Roshan, Sardar Malik, Iqbal Qureshi, Lakshamikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji
Anandji, R. D. Burman, and many others who created memorable melodies.
All those great lyricists who pend for the screen the great songs
include Shakeel Badayuni, Sahir Ludhiyanvi, Hasrat Jaipuri, Rajinder
Krishan, Khumar Barabimkvi, D.N. Madhok, Tanveer Naqvi and many
others are collectible series in our archives.
A large number of popular hit songs, from the films of 1940s, 50s,
60s and 70s, were recreated in stereo on instruments of almost all
categories, most prominently including Electric Guitar, Piano, Piano
Accordion, Saxophone, Violin, Clarionet, Sitar, Flute, Shehnai and
Mouth Organ. Those immortal creations of Enoch Daniels, Van Shipley,
Sunil Ganguly, S. Hazara Singh, Suresh Yadav, Charanjit Singh, Shridhar
Kenkare, Milon Gupta, Y.S. Moolkey and others are a hypnotizing
treasure in Sangeet Mahal archives.
Film Music Archives
Punjabi regional film a small part of industry. There have been
many good films with cultural, comedy, and drama themes, like Posti,
Chaman, Bhangra, Pind Di Kuri, Yamla Jatt, Lachhi, Pagri Sambhal
Jatta, Sardar Bhagat Singh, Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai, Morni, Man Jeetey
Jag Jeet, Chan Pardesi, Long Da Lishkara, films with comedies of
Majnu, Om Prakash, Gopal Saigal, Mehr Mittal, songs of Muhammad
Rafi, Shamshad, Lata and other great singers, and a large number
of other old memorable films are among the Sangeet Mahal archives.