#32 Bees Saal Baad: Top 100 Bollywood Albums

The 1962 psychological thriller had music by Hemant Kumar and lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni who gave some great songs like Beqarar Karke Humein and Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil. Directed by Biren Nag, Bees Saal Baad starred Biswajit and Waheeda Rahman

Movie Details of Bees Saal Baad

Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Label: Saregama HMV

Director: Biren Nag

Hemant Kumar's brief stint as producer in Hindi began with this loose adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of Baskervilles. Not surprisingly, the man handled the composing duties himself, and created one of the eeriest horror movie tracks ever – Kahin Deep Chale Kahin Dil, sung by Lata Mangeshkar – one that won both Lata and lyricist Shakeel Badayuni the Filmfare that year. The soundtrack had four more well-made songs spanning across moods and genres.

Best Song of Bees Saal Baad: My favourite from the album is one sung by Hemant Kumar himself. The playful Beqarar Karke Humein starts with a comparatively rushed prelude that belies the easy, comforting rhythm the song is set in. While the song makes fabulous use of Enoch Daniels' accordion throughout, the other high point in the composer's arrangement is the haunting first interlude.

The Bees Saal Baad Playlist:

  1. Beqarar Karke Humein (Singer: Hemant Kumar)
  2. Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)
  3. Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)
  4. Zara Nazron Se Kehdo Ji (Singer: Hemant Kumar)
  5. Aye Mohabbat Meri (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)

Listen to Beqarar Karke Humein from Bees Saal Baad here:

(With contributions by Praveen VR, co-founder of musicaloud.com)

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