Thursday, September 18, 2008

Prem Jogan Ban Ke

One of the most classic and romantic songs I've ever watched or listened to. I can't decipher most of the lyrics so I'm going to skip that for this song.

An interesting and informative quote by amit on Chowk: Life: Top Ten South Asian Pieces of Music:
Actually the Bade Ghulam Ali song in Mugal-e-Azam (Prem Jogan Ban Ke) is in Raag Sohni rather than Darbari. The seduction scene of Dilip Kumar and Madhubala was shot earlier. Khan saheb wanted to view the scene while singing for it. Hence his voice modulation is timed closely with the actual movements on the screen. It is truly a masterpiece.

ps. I have a video clip of color version of this song. Will put it up as soon as possible. Until then enjoy the b/w one.

Color video has been added!

Film: Mughal-E-Azam (1960) [Rerelease (2004)]
Singer: Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Music Director: Naushad
Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni
Raag: Sohni
Picturized on: Madhubala, Dilip Kumar

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