Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Music director Hemant Kumar in Binaca geetmala finals

Hemant Kumar made his debut as a music director in 1952, nearly the same time when Binaca geetmala was making its debut on Radio Ceylon. By the time Binaca geetmala became a countdown programme in 1954,Hemant Kumar had gate crashed into the league of big time music directors. He made his mark in the first year of Binaca geetmala itself with his music in "Naagin". "man dole mera tan dole" from this movie has the distinction of finishing in top three in two consecutive years, and it is the only song to have done so in the entire history of Binaca geetmala.

Hemant Kumar was not only a music director, he was a singer too, who would sing for other music directors too. And there too he made his mark. For instance his song "hai apna dil to aawara" under the music direction of S D Burman was the number 1 song in Binaca geetmala 1958 final.

However,here we confine us to only those Binaca geetmala songs in which Hemant Kumar was the music director.

His first songs in Binaca geetmala as music director were from movies like Shart, Naagin, Jaagriti etc, whereas his last song as a music director was "Dheere
dheere machal ae dile bekaraar "(Anupama) which finished number 5 in Binaca geetmala 1967 final.

Here is the list of songs composed under the music direction of Hemant Kumar that figured in Binaca geetmala finals( videos open in separate window on clicking the link) :

Binaca geetmala 1954 final

9.Na ye chaand hogaa na taare rahenge (Shart) Singer-Hemant Kumar,Geeta Dutt,Lyrics-S H Bihari,MD-Hemant Kumar

2.Man dole meraa tan dole (Nagin) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQRtsyNq1lU

Binaca geetmala 1955 final

10.Chalo chalen maan (Jagriti,1954)Singer-Asha,Lyrics-Pradeep,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BjkbX_3N-o&feature=related

8.De dee hamein aazaadi (Jagriti,1954)Singer-Asha,Lyrics-Pradeep,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w999fBZs8MY&feature=related

7.Mera dil ye pukaare aajaa (Nagin,1954)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07fHH397w80

3.Man dole mera tan dole (Nagin,1954)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Hemant Kumar

"Man dole mera tan dole" became the only song in the Binaca GeetMala history to be played in the list of Sartaaj geets in two separate years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQRtsyNq1lU

Binaca geetmala 1957 final

19.chhup gayaa koi re door se pukaar ke (Champakali) Singer-Lata,Lyrics_Rajinder Krishan,MD-Hemant Kumar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYdjhFLM8_s

13.Aajaa zara mere dil ke sahaare (Ek Jhalak) Singers-Geeta Dutt,Hemant Kumar,Lyrics-S H Bihari,MD-Hemant Kumar

10.Chhup ho jaa chhup ho jaa (Bandi)Singer-Kishore Kumar,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSP03xwwUgI

7.O raat ke musafir (Miss Mary )Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49IbneIsgwk

Binaca geetmala 1962 final

27.Zara nazaron se keh do ji (Bees Saal Baad) Singer-Hemant Kumar,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5LOfPExOOc

13.Bhanwra bada naadaan hai (Sahab Bibi Aur Ghulam) Singer-Asha,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAdV3hGAQ7I

6.Kaheen deep jale kaheen dil (Bees Saal Baad)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8qrF4jyh98

Binaca geetmala 1963 final

8.Zindagi kitni khoobsoorat hai (Bin Badal Barsaat)Singer-Hemant Kumar,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_6fZZuyrfU

Binaca geetmala 1964 final

13.Jhoom jhoom dhalti raat (Kohra)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQiNER4HVUg

Binaca geetmala 1967 final

5.Dheere Dheere Machal (Anupama,1966)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi,MD-Hemant Kumar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZlut3JAwgQ