Guru Dutt’s films have been a montage of his real life. From Pyaasa to Baharein Phir Bhi Aayengi, Guru Dutt has opened his heart to cinema and gives us some truly evergreen songs to remember him by.
10 Preetam Aan Milo – Sung by Geeta Dutt and picturised on Madhubala, who is seen yearning to meet her husband Preetam – Guru Dutt. The classic number from Mr and Mrs 55 which was actually taken from an album by C H Atma.
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9 Koi Door Se Awaaz De Chale Aao – A song from Sahib Biwi aur Gulam portraying the angst of a lonely woman in the middle of the night, sung by Geeta Dutt. The song is picturised on Guru Dutt listening to it.
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8. Aaj Sajan Mohe Aang Laga Lo – A song from the film Pyaasa sung by Geeta Dutt and picturised on Waheeda Rehman. Again, Guru Dutt brings out the angst of a woman with unfulfilled desires beautifully. The remains a hit even today.
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7. Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar – The Aar Paar hit song that has been remixed in so many versions and heard even today. In this song Guru Dutt being playful with Shakeela evokes the playfulness in the viewer.
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6. Babuji Dheere Chalna – Another hit song from the film Aar Paar sung by Geeta Dutt. Geeta Dutt’s singing adds naughtiness to the sequence, and again it defies era and age.
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5. Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen – An intense song from Kaagaz ke Phool, picturised on Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt, sung by Geeta Dutt. Waheeda’s acting bring out the pain while Geeta’s singing makes the listener feel it.
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4. Sar Jo Tera Chakraye – The evergreen champi song from the film Pyaasa, picturised on the irrepressible Johnny Walker. Even after so many years it continues to remain a popular song.
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3. Na Jao Saiyaan – The classic from Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam sung by Geeta Dutt for Meena Kumari, who is supposed to have said that the character of Chhoti Bahu resembled her real life.
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2. Jane Woh Kaise Log – From the film Pyaasa, picturised on Guru Dutt. The film shows glimpses from his childhood and the struggles his family faced, also what happened when he did succeed.
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1. Chaudhvin ka Chand – The romantic super hit from Chaudhvin ka Chand has remained popular even today. While the song is a great hit, it is Waheeda Rehman’s beauty that makes the song what it is.
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