The veteran singer recounted how they rehearsed for six hours and recorded for another six partially because Kishore insisted on improvising in the middle before the song was complete. This choice made itself though, since Tu hi meri prem devta is vastly superior to the other songs in terms of composition and virtuosity that both singers brought to their craft. Like Manna Dey, Madan Mohan did not get the recognition he deserved when he lived. As was usually the case, the classical and semi-classical numbers usually came to Manna Dey. At one point in that song the lyrics go Is tere charan ki dhool se hamne apni jeevan maang bhari, Jab hi to suhagan kehlayi duniya ki nazar mein pyar bhari.
The rest, as they say, is history. Thank you so much for your wishes. Manna Dey at high pitch - other than the songs you mentioned, Ya allah, Ya allah, dil le gai from Ujalais the first song that comes to mind. N venkataraman Thanks for a very well written post. I hope you manage to get some sleep today.
Once again, it is Manna Dey singing for Raj Kapoor; Manna da could not leverage the success of this film and the song to form a partnership with Raj Kapoor. It happens to me most of the time. What a voice he had, warm and deep and mellow, so full of emotion that one felt as well as heard his songs! I don't know the names of other actors, it is likely they also might have their real names - which is a unique record. Written By:- Anuradha Warrier, is a writer, editor, film and music buff. Incidentally, a small correction - Tamanna is a 1942 film. The only difference is that here, there was no wrong answer.
Or was it his frustration that he did not get his due? Born Prabodh Chandra Dey on 1 May 1919, he made his name as one of the stalwarts of the playback industry as Manna Dey. In an interview later, Manna Dey confessed that he had thought of running away until S-J found someone else to sing the song. This song will always be among my favourite numbers, both for its simple yet meaningful lyrics and the minimal instrumentation which allowed Mannada's voice to soar with an immigrant's yearning for the motherland. Manna Dey Awarded The Dadasaheb Phalke Award By The Then President Pratibha Patil in 2007 He received his first National Award in 1969 followed by his second and third National Award in 1971. Yet, every line reflects a man's love for his land and his longing for the country of his birth. Picturised on Pran, this song never fails to make one hum along the tune. Thanks for the heads up.
Just Manna Dey and one other singer. He decided to flee from Mumbai and even planned to stay in Pune until the recording. Shailendra's words poke gentle fun at society's double standards. Incidentally, did you hear Yesudas' rendition of the Bengali version of the song when it was dubbed? Have you deliberately skipped Kasme Wade Pyaar Wafa from Upkar? My favorite among your picks is 10 and I'm delighted your finger landed on it instead of the other contenders. One more for our list of coincidences - S and I were discussing this song just yesterday night, and talking about Manna Dey's vocal calisthenics in the song.
Love ae kaash chalte milke as well. So, like any student faced with multiple choice answers all of which seem to be right, I closed my eyes and picked one. As usual again, the song was picturised on a character actor - David. When it comes to versatility, here is one song that shows another side of Manna Dey. What are your favourite Manna Dey solos? This song starts at 1:43:30 and with the picturisation it is really great.
So, to pen an article on such a prolific legend is indeed an act of great courage, and pains. After I wrote the first post, that is what I was doing. The song is been heard and watched over by one and all through the years. It is quite unusual for the technically most qualified singer to be so self-effacing and so modest. The other Manna Dey is 'Ae mere pyare watan - wala Manna Dey.
He was classically trained; Kishore was not. This song will not adhere to the conditions set by you. Yes, I couldn't avoid bringing in more Manna-Lata duets. I must confess to never having heard the first two before. I can't really say who's my favourite.