#37 Tarana: Top 100 Bollywood Albums, Film Companion

Movie Details of Tarana

Music: Anil Biswas

Lyrics: Prem Dhawan, D.N. Madhok, Kaif Irfani

Label: Saregama HMV

Director: Ram Daryani

Prem Dhawan, D.N. Madhok and Kaif Irfani penned this Anil Biswas classic that came out in 1951. By the time, Lata Mangeshkar was already a force to be reckoned with and Biswas – one of the earliest composers to use Lata’s voice extensively in his soundtracks, one she reportedly even considers among her mentors – featured the singer in 8 of the film’s 9 songs. The only track that did not have her was a poignant solo act by Talat Mahmood, another of the composer’s mentees and one of Dilip Kumar’s default voices during the period.

Best Song of Tarana: Written by D N Madhok, Beimaan Tore Nainwa had a beautiful, nuanced tune that was delivered with absolute flawlessness by Lata. Bringing her expressiveness to life in the movie was the gorgeous Madhubala.

On a related note: For the Talat-Lata duet Seene Mein Sulagte Hai, the composer drew inspiration from one of his earlier compositions, Ghar Yahaan Basaane Se from the 1948 movie Gajre.

The Tarana Playlist:

  1. Yun Chhup Chhup Ke (Singers: Lata Mangeshkar | Lyrics: D.N. Madhok)
  2. Beimaan Tore Nainwa (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar | Lyrics: D.N. Madhok)
  3. Wapas Le Le Yeh Jawani (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar | Lyrics: Kaif Irfani)
  4. Mose Ruth Gayo (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar | Lyrics: D.N. Madhok)
  5. Woh Din Kahan Gaye Bata (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar | Lyrics: D.N. Madhok)
  6. Nain Miley (Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood | Lyrics: Prem Dhawan)
  7. Ek Main Hoon Ek Meri (Singer: Talat Mahmood | Lyrics: Kaif Irfani)
  8. Bol Papihe Bol (Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Sandhya Mukherjee | Lyrics: Prem Dhawan)
  9. Seene Mein Sulagate Hai (Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood | Lyrics: Prem Dhawan)

Listen to the entire album of Tarana here:

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


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