#30 Chaudhvin Ka Chand: Top 100 Bollywood Albums

The 1960 film had music by Ravi and lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni, who created some beautiful songs like Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho. Directed by M Sadiq, Chaudhvin Ka Chand starred Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rahman

Movie Details of Chaudhvin Ka Chand: 

Music: Ravi

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni 

Label: Saregama HMV

Director: Mohammed Sadiq

The 1960 Muslim social was set in Lucknow, and to convey the poetry of the land, Guru Dutt roped in a lyricist from not so far away – Shakeel Badayuni. Creating some wonderful ghazals and qawwalis out of Badayuni's words was composer Ravi, also working with Dutt for the first time after Dutt parted ways with S D Burman. And it was Badayuni and Ravi's work on the musical front that became one of the prime reasons for the movie's success.

Best Song of Chaudhvin Ka Chand: Shakeel Badayuni produced some spectacular romantic metaphors to describe the leading lady (quite fitting, given how Waheeda Rehman looked) in the title track that Ravi wrapped in a sublime melody and orchestration. And with Rafi sounding his soulful best singing the tune, it is little surprise that Chaudhvin Ka Chaand Ho is among the most acclaimed love songs ever.

The Chaudhvin Ka Chand Playlist: 

  1. Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho (Singer: Mohd. Rafi)
  2. Mera Yaar Bana Hain Dulha (Singer: Mohd.Rafi)
  3. Sharma Ke Agar Kyun Pardanashi (Singers: Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum, Chorus)
  4. Dil Ki Kahani Rang Layee Re (Singer: Asha Bhosle)
  5. Bedardi Mera Saiyan (Singer: Asha Bhosle)
  6. Badle Badle Mere Sarkar (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)
  7. Baalam Se Milan Hoga (Singers: Geeta Dutt, Chorus)
  8. Mili Khak Mein Mohabbat (Singer: Mohd. Rafi)
  9. Yeh Lucknow Ki Sar Zameen (Singer: Mohd. Rafi)

Listen to the entire album of Chaudhvin Ka Chand here: 

(With contributions by Praveen VR, co-founder of musicaloud.com; information partly sourced from myswar.com)

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