Lata Mangeshkar in a different role:
For the past couple of months I have not written much. I could barely manage three posts. The ideas are aplenty, but the execution is obviously poor.
Pro-bloggers say that if one wants to get anywhere with their blog, at least two posts a week are a must. So I have decided I would give a try towards reaching that target.
But some of the posts planned will take time. So I thought why not write in continuation of my last one. Writing that one gave a few more song list ideas, and today I am taking the one that will take the least time.
This post ‘s focus is therefore on Lata Mangeshkar’s short, but melodious career as a Music Director.
Sixty-nine years back Lata Mangeshkar debuted as a Music Director in the Marathi movie Ram Ram Pavhana (1950). It is to be noted that in her first movie as a composer she used her own name. And it’s not clear why in the later four Marathi movies she gave music under the pseudonym- Anandghan. Anonymity I guess.
Whatever the reason, truth is, the pseudonym perfectly suits her. For her compositions are simply unique and melodious and bring joy every time one hears them. I am not some expert in music. But I feel that one can note a difference in her first outing as a composer as compared to the others. I mean that the distinct style is more apparent in later ones. Also, except C. Ramchandra & Hemant Kumar- the use of singers has mostly been a family matter.
When you go through the songs I post here you can feel the happiness, the joy which this “Cloud of Joy (Anandghan)” brings. And language will not create a bar. The music is so nice. Besides though we speak Marathi, the use of folk dialect in the songs sometimes is not easy even for us to understand at first instance.
I will start the list chronologically and try to present the range of Lata Mangeshkar’s songs as a composer, whether they are lavni, folk tunes or devotional songs. Three of these I have covered in my last post.
1. RAM RAM PAVHANA (1950):
1. Tu gupit kunala sangu nako: Lyrics: Shanta Shelke, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
2. Pahuna mhanuni aala: Lyrics: P. Savlaram, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
2. MOHITYANCHI MANJULA (1963):
1. Bai bai man moracha: Lyrics: Jagdish Khebudkar, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
2. Son sakali sarja sajla: Lyrics: Shanta Shelke, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
3. MARATHA TITUKA MELVAVA (1964):
1. Shoor aamhi sardar: Lyrics: Shanta Shelke, SInger: Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
2. Saang saang nav saang: A lavni geet, Lyrics: Shanta Shelke, Singers: Asha Bhosle, Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
3. Swarajya toran chadhe: Lyrics: Shanta Shelke, Singers: All Mangeeshkar siblings (except Asha Bhosle) and Hemant Kumar.
4. SAADHI MANSE (1965):
A special movie since it garnered many awards including Best Singer for Lata Mangeshkar & Best Music Director for- Anandghan.
1. Airanichya deva tula: This one is among my favourites. Lyrics: Jagdish Khebudkar, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
2. Rajachya rangmahali: Lyrics: Yogesh, Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar.
5. TAMBDI MAATI (1969):
1. Mazya kapalicha kunku: Lyrics: Yogesh, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
2. Aparna tap karate kanani: Lyrics: Shanta Shelke, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
Just a few more:
Well, there are a few more songs from these films. But the above ones I thought present the best of the range. I just wonder had she continued to give music, an odd film or so, one time or another, even in Hindi, we could have had a few more melodious songs. Well, what can one do. We have these and I hope you like them.
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