Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho Meri Jaan : The darker side of Geeta Dutt guru Dutt relationship.

Guru Dutt and Geeta Roy were both great personalities in their own right. But even great personalities do flounder on their personal front. It is a well known fact that Geeta Dutt's career in playback singing was in dire straits when she was offered Anubhav by Kanu Roy.

Geeta Dutt showed great depth in singing all  her numbers from the movies. But the pain which comes in her voice when she croons Meri jaan mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan is to be heard to be believed . A question simply comes to a listener's mind whether all the pain and humiliation she faced in his martial life came to the fore while singing this song written by Gulzar.




Mera Dil jo Mera Hota..How Kanu Roy used to narrate his tunes?

Kany Roy used Geeta Dutt in four of his songs. Out of these four songs, two were written by Gulzar Sahab. Though Mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan is immensely popular among Gulzar & Kanu Da's fans, Mera dil jo mera hota is not heard that much. Kanu Da has used minimal instruments to focus on Gulzar's flowing poetry in the song. The use of sitar along with Geeta Dutt's naughty voice is just a pleasure to behold for any listener.

And what can be said of Gulzar when he mesmerizes us with these beautifully written lines..

Suraj ko masal kar main, chandan ki tarah malti
sone ka badan le kar kundan ki tarah jalti
is gore se chehre par aaina fida hota
mera dil jo mera hota..

In one of his interview Gulzar has recollected how Kanu da used to narrate the tune of the song in his own typical way.  

If you are interested you can read my detailed post about Kanu Da here.


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