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Happy Birthday Nanda!

08 Jan

My ten favourite Nanda songs

It is not only Nanda, who has birthday today (Jan. 8) but also fellow-blogger Madhu-Dustedoff. Happy Birthday to you as well, Madhu! Many of the films mentioned here in this post (and others) are linked to Madhu’s excellent reviews on her blog. Incidentally, Nanda is also one of Madhu’s favourite actresses, so it fits in quite well.

Nanda had a sweetness about her, which one hardly sees nowadays. She had something about her, which made men and women feel all protective about her. She was the girl-next-door of the 60s. Even the glamour of the later 60s didn’t affect this image. Unfortunately, such were also the roles, which came her way. Ittefaq changed it, but till then a new crop of actresses had arrived. All the same, just like she helped Shashi Kapoor’s career start, she helped through out her career other leading actors like Sanjeev Kumar, Sanjay Khan and Deb Mukherjee.

Now she lives away from the glamour of the Hindi film industry and still looking good. The last I heard of her was in August in Times of India gossip columns, where it was mentioned that she was a generous tip-giver. That is nice to hear, that she doesn’t live secluded somewhere unattended, but living and enjoying life. May she celebrate more such merry birthday celebrations!
The rules for choosing the songs were
a. solo songs
b. one song per film
and blah, blah, blah! πŸ˜‰

1. Machalti Arzoo Khadi Bahen PasareUsne Kahaa Tha [1960]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: Salil Choudhary; Lyrics: Shailendra

Nanda, exuberant, energetic, full of life, calling the love of her life. This is still the carefree days of love life at the beginning of the film. Thus she can smile and frolic around, clueless about the catastrophe and tragedy to come.

2. Allah Tero Naam Ishwar TeroHum Dono [1962]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: Jaidev; Lyrics: Sahir

This bhajan missed entering my ten favourite Hindi film bhajan list. That is why I’m so happy that it succeeded in coming to this list. One of the few secular bhajans in Hindi films! I like the words nirbal ko bal dene wale, balawano ko dede gyaaan (you who give strength to the weak, give wisdom to the mighty).

3. Mujhe Gale Se Laga LoAaj Aur Kal [1963]
Singer: Asha Bhosle; MD: Ravi; Lyrics: Sahir

As I said before, Nanda had this sweet, cute face seeking protection from all the evils of this world. Exactly this helps her mouth this song and make the words sound plausible. Who wouldn’t like to hug her, when she is so sad?

4. Bheegi Hui Is Raat Ka Aanchal Kehta HaiNeend Hamari Khwab Tumhare [1966]
Singer: Asha Bhosle; MD: Madan Mohan; Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

In this song she is anything but sad. She dons a completely new avatar here and excels at doing the Indian twist. No, she doesn’t try to do the siren act with pouting lips and all. She is just aloof and lets Asha’s vocal do the rest. Moreover she manages to look good despite the gigantic headgear they have put on her and that is no mean task

5. Kajare Badarwa Re – Pati Patni [1966]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

One of Pancham’s lesser-known songs. It has much of Salil Chowdhury touch than that of Pancham, at least for my ears. The song uses the well-known theme of the rain’s effect as aphrodisiac.
Wonderful song!

6. Wadiyan Mera Daman – Abhilasha [1968]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Pancham at work here again! There is also a Rafi version of the song, which is picturised on Sanjay Khan. BTW what is Kashinath Ghanekar doing there?

7. Jaa Re Kare Badra – Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke [1969]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

In true (Kalidasa’s) Meghaduta tradition she asks the cloud to go to her beloved and convey her love. He (her beloved not the cloud) is too naive and ignorant to understand her feelings for him (in this case Jeetendra).

8.Kis Liye Maine Pyar KiyaThe Train [1970]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

If there was one song, which would portray Nanda’s image in Hindi films, then this would be it. It is the image of an innocent, naΓ―ve girl. A pity, that she could never really break this image. She could get out of it, like Ittefaq proved.
The short prelude to this song reminds me of a different Pancham composition, but I can’t remember which. Can anybody help me with it?

9. Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai – Shor [1972]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

A soul-stirring song! I never had the opportunity to see the movie, but the synopsis sounds good. The story it seems is of a boy traumatised from witnessing his mother’s death loses his ability to speak in a city full of noise (shor). This is the song in flashback and remembering the happy days as the family was whole. Love the lines: kuch pakar khona hai, kuch khokar pana hai, jeevan ka matlab to, aana aur jana hai, do pal ke jeevan se, ek umr churani hai (have to gain something to lose, have to lose something to gain, life is of coming and leaving, have to steal a whole age from two moments of life).

10. Kabhi Kisi Ko Mukamal Jahan Nahin Milta – Ahista Ahista [1981]
Singer: Asha Bhosle; MD: Khaiyyam; Lyrics: Nida Fazli

Ahista Ahista was Nanda’s comeback film after six years of absence from the silver screen. This time in the role of devdasi, a role, which she never had a chance to play in her heroine days.
No, nobody gets a perfect world, something is always missing.


Dear Nanda, wish you a happy birthday and may you enjoy more healthy and peaceful years of life ahead! It is good to know that you are enjoying life and giving fat tips to the waiters! πŸ™‚


There are many more beautiful songs picturised on Nanda. Which would be your favourite ten? As usual you don’t have to abide by my rules.

 
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115 responses to “Happy Birthday Nanda!

  1. pacifist

    January 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Happy Birthday dear dear Nanda.
    One of my favourite actresses too, and you have listed two of my favorite songs, one from Usne kaha tha, and the other from pati patni.

    Another song which I love is from Dhool Ka Phool- I’m afraid Rajender Kumar interrupts shortly, but the song is mainly by Nanda so I’m not really breaking any rule because I’m following the third rule about blah blah blah πŸ˜‰

    (jhukti ghata gaati hawa sapne jagaye: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRnHikRWuwA)

    Nanda belongs to the ‘Lovely Ladies’ Club’ (name given by me). The women of this club were great friends. Waheeda, Shammi, Jabeen, Shakila (not sure if the latter two are still living). They used to picnic together, watch films together, and generally handg out together. So I think Nanda was never a recluse. In fact I think now Asha Parekh and Sadhana have joined them, sometimes Helen too.

     
    • @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

      January 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      haha pacifist for the blah blah blah.. good one

       
      • harveypam

        January 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm

        blah blah blah black sheep! πŸ˜€

         
    • harveypam

      January 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Nanda is one of your favourite actresses too? She is lovely, isn’t she?

      Jhukti ghata gaati hawa is beautiful! I knew the song but didn’t know that it was from Dhool ka Phool, still lesser that it was picturised on Nanda. Yeah it surely qualifies to be in the list! Nice one this and it surely doesn’t qualify for being blah, blah! πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for this song, pacifist!

      I know Waheeda, Shammi and Shakila. Who is Jabeen?
      Yeah in the last few years one can see them with Asha, Sadhana and Helen quite often in the press fotos. I remember seeing a group foto on the premiere for a Marathi film! I wonder what they talk about when they meet?

       
      • pacifist

        January 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        Jabeen acted in Taj Mahal, reviewed by dustedoff recently, as Laadli Bano. She can be seen in the 9th picture with Minoo Mumtaz in blue with pink dupatta. I don’t know any other film of hers.

         
        • harvey

          January 8, 2012 at 8:05 pm

          Got her!
          Thanks for that, pacifist. Very kind of you! πŸ™‚
          Will look up on imdb for her.

           
          • harveypam

            January 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm

            According to imdb, she seems to have acted in about 10 films including the Merchant-Ivory film The Householder in 1963. It seems that was her last film.

             
        • dustedoff

          January 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

          I think Jabeen Jalil also acted opposite Shammi Kapoor in Raat ke Raahi. Haven’t seen it, though I’ve come across mentions of it.

           
          • harveypam

            January 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

            interesting!
            That must ahve been some time in the 50s, no?

             
            • dustedoff

              January 10, 2012 at 7:48 am

              I don’t think it was in the 50s. Definitely post Tumsa Nahin Dekha, perhaps 1959 or so? I’m not sure.

               
            • Arunkumar Deshmukh

              January 21, 2012 at 7:01 am

              harveypam ji,
              Jabeen Jaleel acted in 23 Hindi films and 4 Punjabi films.Her first film was Guzara-1954.She is best remembered for her role of Nikki,Kishore Kumar’s sister in New Delhi-1956.
              Some of her other films were lutera,Char Minar,Fashion,Jeevan Saathi,Hathkadi,Panchayat,Raagini,Zamana kya jane,Raat ke Raahi,Batwara,Khiladi,Sachhe Moti,Taj Mahal,Raju and Vachan-1974,her last released film.
              She is probabbly holding a record of 6 unreleased but completed films.
              jabeen was from an aristicratic family and was educated in Japan and Bombay.She married Ashok Kak,a Kasmiri Bramhin,in 1968.
              Raat ke raahi was a 1959 film.
              She acted with most big stars,Dev Anand,Raj Kapoor,Ashok Kumar,Kishore kumar and Shammi kapoor.
              -Arunkumar Deshmukh

               
              • harveypam

                January 21, 2012 at 9:58 am

                Thank you for that interesting bit of information, Arunkumarji!
                I will look out for her, when I watch the above mentioned films. It must have been very disappointing to have so many completed but unreleased films. Poor thing!
                Is this Ashok Kak somehow related to Siddharth Kak the news reader on Bombay DD in the 70s and 80s? I think he also anchored Surabhi with Renuka Shahane. Or am I confusing Surabhi with a diffferrent cultural TV Show?

                 
            • Arunkumar Deshmukh

              January 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

              harvepam ji,
              you are right in saying that Surabhi was anchored by sidharth Kak and Renuka Shahane.
              Siddharth was NOT related to Ashok kak.
              Actually,these Kasmiri Brahmins have very limited surnames and hence you will always find that there are many namesakes around.
              .One thing is common in them,however, and that is,being brilliant and education oriented,most of these Pandits shine in any and many fields that they operate in.
              Thus you will find many Nehrus,kauls,Nandas,Kaks and Khers etc in various fields usually on or around the top levels.
              -Arunkumar Deshmukh

               
              • harveypam

                January 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

                Thank you Arunkumarji for this short introduction to Kashmiri Brahmins and their surnames! Fascinating!
                So Gulshan Nanda was also a Kashmiri Brahmin? I knew about Anupam Kher and the Nehrus.

                 
            • Arunkumar Deshmukh

              January 22, 2012 at 6:20 am

              Yes.

               
    • sunheriyaadein

      January 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      The ‘Lovely Ladies’ club remind me of a pic that I had come across sometime back –

       
      • harveypam

        January 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

        Yeah, I saw this one some time back on facebook as well.
        They still look good.

         
      • pacifist

        January 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

        That’s a lovely picture of the lovely ladies, sunehriyaadein. Thanks.

         
  2. @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

    January 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    (yeh sama, sama hai yeh pyar ka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZCdSmTxXRo)

    This one is my fave Nanda song of all times. She was so lovely in Jab Jab Phool Khile. Your choices are all lovely of course. Am listening to the nice Bheegi hui is raat ka anchal is song from Neend Hamari… never heard this song much. Its captivating.

     
    • harveypam

      January 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Ha, Ava!
      When one speaks of Nanda, yeh samaa, samaa hai yeh pyar ka is the song, which comes to one’s mind, doesn’t it? Thus it was the first song, which I put on my list. Then I asked myself if I am putting it on the list because of it’s instant association with Nanda or because I like it. I had to be truthful to myself, because it is surely not on my first ten. That is why I am glad you put it here!

      Bheegi hui is raat ka anchal is so unlike Nanda, isn’t it? But she does it quite good and with lots of attitude. Wonder why Shashi needs so much cajoling!

       
    • dustedoff

      January 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

      This is one of my favourite Nanda songs too! She’s lovely here, and so seductive! Not the usual girl-next-door style.

       
  3. @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

    January 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    This one is not a solo, and I admit your women readers are going to be greatly distracted by Shashi, yet, a lovely song that qualifies under blah blah blah. I love it when Nanda sings – mujhko ikrar-e-mohabbat pe haya aati hai, baat kehte hue gardan meri jhuk jati hai.. wah wah.

    (Thehriye Hosh Mein Aa Loon song – Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG87I3smQL8)

     
    • harveypam

      January 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      The way Rafi sings thehriye hosh me aavu to chale jaaiyega makes one madhosh, doesn’t it? It is so lovely. It has that late afternoon laziness to it, doesn’t it? It gives one such a cosy feeling and still being erotic.
      The link you have provided doesn’t work here. Let me try with this
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG87I3smQL8)

      And talking of distracting-Shashi, doesn’t he look adorable with Nanda in the opening scenes (unfortunately he disappears afterwards) of this song from Mehndi Lage Mere Haath. Mind you, I am not letting Shashi distract me totally, it is still a Nanda song! πŸ˜‰
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6WvuX23JZY)

       
  4. Karthik

    January 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Happy Birthday dear Nanda! πŸ™‚
    Harvey, wonderful list,excellent selections-especially 2 of them- “Mujhe Gale se Laga Lo” from Aaj aur Kal and “Kajre Badarwa Re” are my favourites.

    I love Nanda here, the pain in the eyes clearly visible, so much so that I remember this as a Nanda song than anything else-

    I simply adore the music in this –

    and a chirpy Nanda here-

     
    • harveypam

      January 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you, Karthik!
      Nanda got to sing some good songs, didn’t she? I am happy to see that kajre badarwa re is one of your favourites too. It is not such a well-known song.

      Neend ud jaye teri is quite an haunting song! Love it. You are right about the hurt look on Nanda’s face. It does touch one’s heart. I like the whole score of the film. One of my fav is humsafar ab yeh safar kat jaayega with Mukesh and Lata.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAlQEE2fVAA)

      Prabhu tero naam is a good one. Two bhajans in a war story is unusual!

      Incidentally we both mentioned kankariya mare from Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath. Nice song with handsome onlooking Shashi.

       
  5. Karthik

    January 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    And a long forgotten gem from Akashdeep-

     
    • harveypam

      January 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      No, no, it is not long forgotten!
      Archana mentioned it in her list below as well. Since somehow your comment landed in the pending list, she didn’t see it. A pleasant song all the Chitragupta’s music in this film. It has also this beautiful duet in it, suniye janam kya pyar me sharmana from Akashdeep sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Lata.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVg6ed3CDkQ)

       
    • dustedoff

      January 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

      I love this one too, Karthik! One of my favourites. πŸ™‚

       
  6. sunheriyaadein

    January 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I was waiting for this list….I love the songs from Usne Kaha Tha, Hum Dono, The Train, Pati Patni, Shor, Ahista Ahista and Aaj Aur Kal!
    And Ava and Pacifist have listed down two more favourites of mine – Thehriye hosh me aaun toj chale jaiyega and Jhukti ghata gaati hawa. When I find the former extremely intoxicating, the latter has a certain freshness to it. And yes, Nanda had this sweetness about her and it made her look very innocent.

    Other favourites of mine are –
    Likha hai teri aankhon mein (Teen Deviyan) –
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df-JCRpAlFM)

    Maine aye jaan-e-wafa (Bedaag) –
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDNeDnNfeZY)

    Hum tum chori se (Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke) –
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c54sRZOmm3U)

    Mile toh phir jhuke nahin (Akashdeep) –
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms90Z3omc6o)

    Haule haule jiya dole (Kaise Kahoon) –
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK-uJfzOldU)

    Tum hume pyaar karo ya na karo (Kaise Kahoon) –
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSFdLhvGpfs&feature=related)

    Mujhe ishq hai tujh hi se (Ummeed) – Though this just features her, she doesnt do the lip-synch
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CaMn322Jrc&feature=share)

    A very happy birthday to both Nanda and Madhu! Have a wonderful year ahead πŸ™‚

     
    • harveypam

      January 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      How did you know that I would be making this list?
      Thehriye hosh me aa loo is indeed a nashila song! *sigh* πŸ™‚
      Yes, innocent is the word, which describes her best.

      Likha hai teri aankhon me is quite a refreshing song isn’t, it? I like it myself.

      The song maine ae jaan-e-wafa was totally new for me. Had never heard of it before.
      Even the film was totally unknown for me. If somebody had asked me if Manoj and Nanda had starred in a movie before Shor, I would have said no.
      The song is good. A very beautiful duet!
      I couldn’t recognise Suman Kalyanpur’s voice it has a different timbre than her usual Lata-like voice.
      Thanks for introducing me to it.

      Hum tum chori se was quite a favourite song of Chhaya Geet. It has that typical Jeetendra beat. I know that he wasn’t the composer but somehow such songs with jhatkas were quite typical for him and his body movements, na?

      Mile to phir ruke nahin was on my list, but it made way for kabhi kisi ko muqamal jahan nahin milta. Good that you have inserted it. I like it too. In fact I like nearly all the songs from the movie. Chitragupta has given a good score for the movie.

      Haule haule jiya dole is a nice cute song. The last but second screen cap is from that song, but personally I prefer tum hume pyar karo from the solo songs in the movie. My absolutely favourite is the terzett with Manna, Suman and Rafi manmohan man me ho tumhi.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6AgNpo76P0)

      I had heard the song mujhe ishq tujhi se hai but didn’t know the video. Don’t the antara of this song and that of eh raat ke musafir from Miss Mary resemble each other?

      Thanks for your songs, Archana!

       
      • Anu Warrier

        January 9, 2012 at 1:27 am

        I’m not a great fan of Nanda’s. πŸ™‚ She usually gave me diabetes. That said, I liked her in Hum Dono, Ittefaq and a few others. I especially hated her when they put her into western clothes, or in those tight, short kameezes that Sadhana made famous (and carried off very well) and gave her the chidiya ka ghosla hairstyle that was the bane of the sixties. She looked totally uncomfortable in them.

        oacifist, long ago, Movie magazine used to have a section called ‘Friends’ – one time, they had covered Waheeda and Nanda. It was nice to see the affection between two stars who, at one time, had been peers *and* rivals. It’s sad that Manmohan Desai committed suicide just after their engagement. She sort of became a recluse for a time after that.

         
        • harveypam

          January 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

          I can understand you getting diabetes from her sweet persona! Some like sweets, some don’t! Her weepy avatar can get on the nerves at times. I myself, think that she looks very much relivied and happy without the bee hives on her head. It probbaly gave her head ache and more! πŸ˜‰
          What about Aashiq? She plays Raj’s wife in it, doesn’t she?

          Waheeda and Nanda got engaged? I thought Waheeda was already married till then, but I can understand MD committing suicide because of that! πŸ˜‰

           
          • Anu Warrier

            January 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

            harvey!!! *Said with hands on hips and exasperated look on face* – Nanda and Manmohan Desai were engaged to be married, and he committed suicide just after that. *And I know you understood that, so hmph!*

             
            • harveypam

              January 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

              ROTFL!! πŸ˜€

              “*Said with hands on hips and exasperated look on face*”
              You missed the wagging finger! πŸ˜€

              Anu, you are a darling!
              I hope your migraine is gone and that you have loads of sleep once again! Hugs!

               
      • sunheriyaadein

        January 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        You had mentioned it somewhere. I dont remember where exactly I had read it, but I think you had said about some list coming up in early Jan and with her birthday round the corner, I had just guessed it would be on Nanda.
        I just discovered one more song of hers! Discovered as in, I knew the song but saw the video for the first time today. It’s a very beautiful Mahendra Kapoor-Asha duet. It’s Mahendra Kapoor’s birthday today, and I was digging for his songs in my collection so that I could post one of them on facebook. And this is what I came across –
        Gaa rahi hai zindagi (Aanchal, 1960) –
        (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlYjgogVRAs)

         
        • harveypam

          January 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm

          You are a good guesser!
          Happy Birthday, Mahendra Kapoor!
          Thanks for that info! Few months back I didn’t like his voice much. But meanwhile I have discovered some songs of his which are nice. for e.g., suniye janam from Akashdeep.
          gaa rahi hai zindagi is also good. I think it is high time I give up my prejudice against his voice.
          Thanks for the song!
          I knew this song from radio. It has been ages since I last heard it. It is surely twenty or more years back!

           
          • harveypam

            January 9, 2012 at 11:12 pm

            This Sudesh Kumar his face seems so familiar. Where have I seen him before?

             
            • dustedoff

              January 10, 2012 at 7:51 am

              He’s the hero in Saranga. Also acted in Waaris (the Jeetendra-Hema Malini one, which I’d reviewed) and Chhoti Bahen, where he’s Nanda’s love interest – I reviewed that film too. He’s also there in Maya, as Mala Sinha’s younger brother.

               
              • harveypam

                January 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

                Thanks for the info, dear Madhu! Saranga is the film from which I know him.
                That is why his face was so familiar!

                 
    • dustedoff

      January 9, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

       
  7. dustedoff

    January 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Okay, I pressed ‘Enter’ by mistake, so my last comment sounded pretty abrupt. Here goes, and I’ll try to type a little less excitedly this time!

    Thank you for that lovely post, harvey (and for the greetings!) πŸ™‚ I loved your list – some of my favourite Nanda songs there (I especially like Allah Tero Naam and Ek pyaar ka naghma hai – by the way, be ready for some really OTT histrionics from Manoj Kumar in Shor; it’s a good enough movie, but gets too melodramatic at times). Waadiyaan mera daaman is another favourite of mine. Incidentally, about what Kashinath Ghanekar is doing there: as far as I remember, Nanda’s character had been in love with a man (played by Sanjay Khan), who, against the wishes of his widowed mother, joins the armed forces (the army, I think) – and goes off to war. While he’s away, this Kashinath Ghanekar guy tries to spend time with Nanda and court her. One day he takes her out for a drive, and while he thinks he’s making headway, she is actually remembering her true love, and singing the song he’d sung to her. The Rafi equivalent of this song is fantastic, too.

    Here’s a Nanda-in-maternal mode song, Meethi-meethi baaton se bachna zara, from Qaidi No 911:

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe3s3rjh27E)

    And being a little kiddish herself, in Tie lagaake maana ban gaye, from Bhabhi:

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouRYOwc7yG8&feature=related)

     
    • harveypam

      January 9, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Madhu, hope you had a nice birthday yesterday and had lots of fun.

      “I’ll try to type a little less excitedly this time!”
      ROTFL! πŸ˜€
      Happens to me all the time.

      “OTT histrionics from Manoj Kumar in Shor”
      Manoj Kumar is the one reason, why I have not watched Shor, although so much speaks for it.

      Thanks for the Kashinath explanation. Are they (Sanjay and he) brothers in it?

      Nitpicking: sisterly mode in mithi mithi baaton se, no?

      Tie lagake mana ban gaye is really childish, but funny! She should have carried on with her dancing this would surely have helped her career.

       
      • dustedoff

        January 10, 2012 at 7:55 am

        I don’t remember if Sanjay Khan and Kashinath are brothers in Abhilasha or not. I’ve only seen the movie once, long ago on DD, and don’t remember much of it.

        Yes, you have a point about her being sisterly rather than maternal – maybe really didi-ish? I didn’t mean literally being a mum, but spouting all those ‘be good’ precepts. Somehow, my sister – even though she’s over 5 years older than me – spent her time fighting with me or lending me her books or playing with me; I never called her didi or thought her as a role model (at least when I was small)…. so anyone behaving like Nanda does in this song, I think of as being maternal, not sisterly!

         
        • harveypam

          January 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

          So Abhilasha seems to be a ver ycomplex story what with mother and sons being lost and the love interest being sent to war and boys getting drunk on streets! High time I saw the film.

          Poor Nanda was the eternal behen in Hindi films. Starting with her debut film, in Bhabhi, the above film, Chhoti Behen. Thank God, afterwards she got other roles!
          You are right though she is didi, her functioning is surely on maternal lines in this song.

          Siblings are like that only. no? *said in my best North Indian accent*.
          Where would we be without sibling rivalry. My sister and I have a six years difference and it was also a roller caoster rides of feelings and emotions. It was the same with my brother too.
          Now it is thank God, all sunshine and roses. TouchΓ©!

           
  8. Shilpi Bose

    January 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Nanda acted in quite a few films with dad and amongst them Usne Kaha Tha was the most eventful. As usual between you and your readers you have a complete list but here is one more though she plays second fiddle to Leela Chitnis. I love the song and Geeta Dutt’s rendition of Na Main Dhan Chahoon.

     
    • harveypam

      January 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Such a soulful bhajan. I love it! Geeta Dutt and Sudha Malhotra sing it so intensely!
      thanks for reminding me of it again. Listening to it gives me the goose bumps, not in scary but sort of an elated one! Lovely!
      Your Dad and Nanda were in Akashdeep too, no?

       
      • Shilpi Bose

        January 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        Yes but they did not share screen space.

         
        • harvey

          January 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm

          Oh, I didn’t know that! I haven’t seen Akashdeep as yet. I know it only from Madhu’s blog.

           
  9. Samir

    January 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Happy Birthday to Nanda & Madhu-Dustedoff.
    I like many of the songs you selecteed, just wanted to add that the movie “Aaj Aur Kal” is adapted from the P.L. Deshpande Marathi play “Sundar Mi Honar”. I did see the play in the 70’s, and it was a good one. The movie has a great Sunil Dutt solo song in the presence of Nanda, although Nanda does not sing.
    (yeh wadiyan yeh fizayen: )http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVlsS7O61aQ

    Nanda was not always in a too-sweet role, here she is doing a Zeenat-Dum-Maro-Dum
    (kash pe kash lagaane de from Naya Nasha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQT-thqG0VY&feature=relmfu)

    And one of my favorite Rajesh-Nanda duets
    (naino me nindiya hai from Jhoroo Ka Ghulam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3-ipSIxE4M)

     
    • harveypam

      January 9, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      Trust Samir to bring in the 70s! She does look hip in Naya Nasha, no? It has a good music by Sapan Chakravarty. he was assistant to Pancham.

      Aaj aur Kal is based on a novel by P. L. Deshpande (Pu La Deshpande?). I didn’t know that he wrote non-humorous pieces as well. I had read his Varya Varchi Varat, but have completely forgotten it now. I bought some of his books last time I was in Bombay but couldn’t get varya varchi varat nor the ??? Chaal. He has a good sense of humour. I thought you would put your famous bollywood-song-saves-trees-theory song
      (gulabi aankhen jo teri dekhi from The Train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezVzSxthVW0)

      Yeh wadiyan yeh fizaye reminds me somehow of this film with Tanuja and Vinod Khanna. I don’t know why? Maybe because in both the leading ladies are handicapped?

      Fabulous songs! Thank you, Samir.
      Did you notice, that the 2nd and 3rd screen caps are from the two films, which you have mentioned. The 3rd is from the song kaun si jagah hai khali.

       
  10. pacifist

    January 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Wonderful ever increasing song list.
    Some more.

    This lively one
    (kaise bheege bheege from Apna Ghar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5H0hkFgX6c)

    This lilting one
    (jhuk jhuk jhoom ghata chaai re from Char Diwari 1960: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJfV04KM3rg&feature=related)

    and this classical one.
    (man mohan man me ho tumhi from Kaise Kahoon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ignpH-K3k)

     
    • harveypam

      January 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      The song from Apna Ghar was totally new for me. She looks a bit irritated that the ‘hero’ is playing the mouth organ in her ears. πŸ˜‰ Who is he?

      Jhuk jhuk jhoom ghata has the same setting like in kajre badarwa re from Pati Patni. She gets to collect the hanging clothes in both songs before the rain comes.

      Manmohan man me is sooooooooooo good, isn’t it? Love it!
      Thanks for the songs!

       
      • pacifist

        January 9, 2012 at 11:53 pm

        I think he’s Moti Sagar, cousin of Motilal, and Mukesh. His daughter Preeti Sagar used to be a singer.

         
        • harvey

          January 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

          Cousing of Motilal and father or Preeti Sagar!
          Oh! That is interesting!
          Preeti Sagar was once my favourite. Remember her “What’s your prob yaar?” from Kalyug? That was very hip! πŸ™‚

           
  11. pacifist

    January 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Missed out on this sad one.
    (suno sunaye tumhe from Agra Road: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y5gIzWWeUo)

     
    • harveypam

      January 9, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Agra Road! Never heard of it! Her acting here shows clear signs of Shantaram school! Nice one!
      You are introducing me to a whole new trove of Nanda songs, pacifist!
      Thanks!

       
      • dustedoff

        January 10, 2012 at 7:58 am

        Of course you’ve heard of it. πŸ˜€ You were the first to comment on my review of it!

        http://dustedoff.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/agra-road-1957/

         
        • harveypam

          January 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

          Baap re Baap! My brain is thoroughly porous now! As you must have seen my brain is full of holes and the memory just flows out!
          The glorious Dave family saga! How could I forget it?

           
          • dustedoff

            January 11, 2012 at 6:34 am

            πŸ˜€

             
          • pacifist

            January 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

            Ha! Got caught, harvey!! πŸ˜€

             
            • harvey

              January 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

              Yeah, I have been exposed! πŸ˜€
              Something like Tehelka or whatever it is called in India! πŸ˜€

               
  12. pacifist

    January 9, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Oh dear. Actually I wanted to delete the classical song because it’s already up and I thought I did. The sad song was to replace it. In all this confusion the blunder has been committed 😦

     
    • harveypam

      January 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Everything is okay, pacifist. One song more is better than one song less!
      Wordpress ka jagah hai, mere baap ka kya jata hai! πŸ˜‰

       
  13. Lalitha

    January 10, 2012 at 3:27 am

    This post is chock full of wonderful songs and I have to listen to at least one or two before I drop off to sleep – this going to the nursing home three times a day and coming back to pack more food is beginning to tire me out! Maybe if Anu and DO came here and relieved me for a couple of days, they could say Goodbye! once and for all to their insomnia problems!

    Great list, Harvey! There was even a time in my early days when I wrote a letter to Nanda, and she sent me a photo of hers, autographed! But I was afraid to watch her movies because I feared she would be sobbing in all of them, just as she did in Chhoti Bahen (and make me sob along with her!).

    Two of my favorite Nanda songs:
    (chali chali re patang meri chali re from Bhabhi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVa52pGT2UE&feature=related)
    My favorite uncle introduced me to this song, when he used to fly kites and I followed him everywhere, since he was my hero in those days!

    The other one is the Rakhi song from Chhoti Bahen:
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAYVOBXcvGw&feature=related)
    How I wished for a bhaiya in those days, just so I could sing this song!

     
    • Anu Warrier

      January 10, 2012 at 5:48 am

      Lalitha, if you lived in Boston, I would absolutely have helped out! If I have to stay awake, I might as well do something helpful instead of just karwate badalna – which is the most irritating thing in the world. I hope things are getting better?

       
    • harvey

      January 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Oh you poor thing!
      From what you say it seems the nursing homes in the US also don’t supply food like in India.
      Cooking and taking care is surely exhausting. Send you some angels!
      I’m sure Madhu and Anu would have helped if they were in the vicinity. Naturally you could have counted on me as well.
      You’ll say “Yeah, count on you to eat all the things up!” πŸ˜‰

      So you have an autographed photo of hers! Wow! You are right she did do many weepy films. Poor thing she couldn’t come out of that mould.

      Thank you, Lalitha!
      Chali chali re patang meri chali re is a nice one! I didn’t know it had Nanda in it. Soon we have Sankranti so it suits the season as well.
      Love the sesame ladoos, my mother makes for the occasion!

      You know I always used to think that the song’s (bhaiya mere rakhi ke bandhan ko nibhana = dear brother be loyal to the bond of rakhi) right lyrics are bhaiya mere rakhi ke bandhan ko bhulana (= dear brother forget the bond of rakhi)! πŸ™‚

       
      • Lalitha

        January 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

        Harvey, the nursing homes here do supply food, but the vegetarian stuff is really, really bad, especially for a person who is used to idlis and sambar, puris and chhole, and hot rice with rasam, etc., and even the coffee is not our style! So I take coffee in the mornings, so that Dad can have that with toast (the one thing they DO know!), then some rice and rasam with papad and a sukha vegetable, then rice and yogurt at nights, again with a vegetable, along with my kashaayam (no idea what it is called in Hindi!). It is a concoction made of warm milk, haldi, black pepper and honey, and it is supposed to break up the phlegm, but apparently his phlegm doesn’t know that!

        “You’ll say β€œYeah, count on you to eat all the things up!” ;-)” – absolutely! I am taking idlis today for breakfast, would that have made it to his table?

        I remembered that autographed picture of Nanda’s when I read your post, and I have no idea where it is today – it was probably tossed out during one of our many moves when my Dad was working for the Govt. of India!

        I did hope that I could tie the rakhi on your wrist but not if you are planning to bhulao the bandhan!

         
        • harveypam

          January 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

          Yeah jsut yesterday we were speaking what the people outside expect vegetarians to eat. And your Dad being 92, one can’t really expect him to change his eating habits.
          I know Kashaayam. In my mother otngue it is called kashaay. Love it. I always take a packets of Kashaay powder from India. For the phlegm to break the best thing is ginger tea without the black tea in it. Crushed ginger with hot water on it. Just leave the ginger in it. and drink. Works wonders normally! Or you can use onion juice or also onion poultice.

          “would that have made it to his table?”
          A few surely. Okay maybe.

          I had so many good paper cuttings, when I left India. During the renovation of my parent’s flat they met there end. Some good filmi quizzes, interviews, season special issues. And my Binaca miniature toy animal collection!!!!! All gone down the drain!

          Arre baba, you wanted to tie a rakhi to a man trying to cut all bandhans! πŸ˜‰
          Just read above what all I have been forgetting rakhi bandhan is the first I’ll forget. Ask my sister. πŸ˜‰
          Now seriously, I find it really sweet of you! Thanks!
          Hugs to you and lots of energy to you and your family to tide over the stressful days

           
  14. Anu Warrier

    January 10, 2012 at 5:53 am

    β€œ*Said with hands on hips and exasperated look on face*”
    You missed the wagging finger! πŸ˜€

    I’m too tired to wag my finger. Consider finger(s) wagged at you.

    Anu, you are a darling!
    I hope your migraine is gone and that you have loads of sleep once again! Hugs!

    Nope. 😦 It’s a vicious cycle – the migraine does not let me sleep, and the lack of sleep makes the migraine worse. All I can do these days is listen to all the songs on all the ‘lists’ on your blog and Madhu’s. I have been neglecting my blog shamefully 😦

     
    • dustedoff

      January 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Poor you, Anu! *hugs* Get well soon!

       
    • harvey

      January 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

      Oh God, o God!
      Have you tried chewing coriander seeds. It helps lower pitta. Mostly the pitta is to be blamed for migraine. It helps me, if caught in the early stages.
      What has helped a lot is to drink dandelion tea. The dandelion tea not only lowers pitta but also cleanses the liver. What I do is, make a 1.5 litre of dandelion tea, fill it up in a thermos flask and drink it though out the day for three months in a row. Take a break of two months and then start again. There were times when I used to get migraine every second day. Now it is reduced to once per month or so.
      Sending you a big and warm get well soon HUG.

       
      • pacifist

        January 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

        What’s pitta?

         
        • harveypam

          January 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

          Not the greek Pitta bread! πŸ˜‰
          It is one of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) in Ayurveda
          More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dosha

           
          • pacifist

            January 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

            Ohh! I was reading it with the ‘t’ pronounced as in ‘tiger’ and it came out as ‘pitta’ bread :-D.

             
            • harvey

              January 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

              Pitta bread is good! With falafel and goat cheese!!! Fooooood!

               
    • pacifist

      January 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Oh, Anu. It does sound terrible. Do what harvey says. I have no suggestions, only one – for all ailments. Do pranayam. Kapalbhati and anulom vilom do help in almost anything (also saying from personal experience like harvey).
      Hope whatever you do/are doing will bring relief soon.

       
      • harveypam

        January 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

        Pranayam and Kapalbhati is generally good for the health and it removes toxins from the body. Good suggestion, pacifist!
        What is anulom vilom?

         
        • Lalitha

          January 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

          Anulom vilom is one of the breathing techniques in Pranayam.
          (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgs4YosrVe4)
          And yes, as pacifist has mentioned, it does work, but takes time.

           
          • harveypam

            January 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

            Oh this thing! I know it as nadi shodan.
            Thank you, Lalitha!

             
  15. Prakashchandra

    January 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

    1)Chaand mere aa jaa:1960:Lata:Chitragupt:”Sajnaa sajnaa, kaahe bhool gaye din pyaar ke, saajan main tho haar gayee re pukaar ke”(Nanda,Bharat Bhushan,Nalini Chhonkar)

    2)Chhoti Behen:1959:Shankar jaikishen:lata & chorus:Baaghon mein bahaaron mein ithalaathaa gaathaa aayaa koi(with Sudesh Kumar)

    3)Qaidi No.911:1959:Dattaram:Mannadey,lata:with Mehmood:”Pyaar bhari ye ghataayein,raag milan ki gaayein,

    4)Naya Nasha:Lata:with Ranjit Mullick:”Ai aao karein baathein”:Sapan Chakravarthy(1973)

     
    • harveypam

      January 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      Sajna sajna kahe bhool gaye from Chand Mere Aaj (1960) is a nice one. It was totally knew for me. Not only the song but also the film.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKozIuWAOOg)

      Bagon me baharome from Chhoti Behen is a melodious song by Lata! It is quite different in its character than the other songs in this film.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo4hmUR9s-o)

      Dattaram was an assistant with S-J, no? Pyar bhari ye ghataayein from Qaidi No. 911 is really a very beautiful song. Loved it! A nice disocvery!
      That is Mehmood with her in that song, isn’t it? I could hardly recognise him without his mouche.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM0jaDwNuuo)

      Aao kare baate from Naya Nasha is beautiful, isn’t it? It was the 11th on my list. It has such
      a Pancham touch to it. I know the composer is Sapan Chakravarty, but still…
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAsBkbahaJo)

       
  16. Richard S.

    January 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I was at Dustedoff’s blog on her birthday, but I neglected this one… A belated happy birthday to Nanda! I see lots of good selections here, but unless I missed something, I don’t think anyone mentioned the 1956 film Toofan Aur Diya…

    (muraliya baje re jamuna ke teer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcygEchSHQc)

     
    • harveypam

      January 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

      No, Richard, nobody as yet has mentioned this song from Toofan aur Diya (1956). It is revealing on different levels.
      First of all, this is the first time I am listening to this song consciously.
      Secondly, we get to see Nanda dance and that also in a very elegantly. The Shantaram school shows! She left out dancing totally in her later films, except for that occasional twist like in bheegi hui is raat ka aanchal.
      Third: Rajendra Kumar sitting on the window playing the flute (between 0:11 to 0:21) reminded me somehow of the famous scene from The Graduate. πŸ˜‰

       
      • pacifist

        January 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

        I don’t know what this famous scene from The Graduate is, but I feel like saying ‘Ha, copied from Toofan aur diya’. πŸ˜‰

         
        • harvey

          January 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm

          Well, pacifist, if you don’t know about the scene (and not pulling my leg, as I think you are doing), here it is
          http://www.britannica.com/bps/media-view/93095/1/0/0

           
          • pacifist

            January 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm

            Achcha, yeh! Yes, I think I saw it somewhere. I thought you meant the *flute playing* while sitting on the window sill. πŸ˜€

             
            • harvey

              January 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

              “I thought you meant the *flute playing* while sitting on the window sill”

              πŸ˜€

               
  17. S. Israr Ali

    August 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Recently after watching some of her films, I have developed very strong and intense liking for Actress Nanda. When watching Mehndi Lagi Meray Haath movie, I came to watch madhur song – Kankariya Maarey Kar key Isharey. This madhur song lost me in golden years of my life of 1961 when I was 14 years school going boy and used tovery fondly listen this song as then no TVs. Nanda while has travelled 73 stages of her life, I have reached 65 in this way made me young. She is thus an actress of all ages and times, eternal, never to become old or of yesteryears and never to recede in delusion of grandeur in the splendor of which she has all through lived and remembered. Nanda is an actress who is seldom born and once born become eternal. Nanda in fact had already become a legend in a very young age in famous movie Choti Behan (song – Baghoan main baharoan main Gun Gata aiya koi). She has given so much that stars of the stature of Jetendra, Shashi Kapoor and Anjahani Rajesh Khana owed her a lot for their ascendanency to become great. She is therefore, non imitable, legend of the legends and a goddess. She is so great that in fact I fail to find words to describe her truly. I highly adore Great Nanda and strongly wish I could write a book on her as some service to this great star.

     
    • harveypam

      August 3, 2012 at 9:55 am

      That was a really nice tribute to Nanda! You seem to be a big fan of hers. And a book one her is surely a very good idea. If you write it, I’ll buy it!

       
  18. S. Israr Ali

    August 4, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Thanks very much!

     
  19. S. Israr Ali

    September 17, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Adorable Great NANDA – There was a song got fame when filmed on you – “Tum hamain piyar karo yaa naa karo, ham tumhain piyar kiyay jain gey, chahey qismat main khushi ho keh na ho, yeh gham bhi ham uthaiey hi jain gey.” Wah Nandaji you have proved it true. You are such a great lady who selflessly gave to the world with all exceptional glamour and glitter every love, smiles and pleasures to happily live and rejoice in your splendor and grandeur, but for your ownself what – sacrifices and tragedies in life and an ungrateful world to still call you yesteryears or reclusive heroine. For you, my heart goes out. Really you are legend and Devi and will ever remain alive to rule majestically for thousands of years unfaded. God bless you always. S. Israr Ali, Houston, TX. USA

     
  20. Arun

    October 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    isn’t mujhe gale se lagalo a duet?

     
    • harveypam

      October 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Sorry for replying so late, but I was not at home and at the other place I didn’t have an internet access.
      No Arunji, it is a solo. But maybe there is a male version of it somewhere, which gives one the feeling that this might be a duet
      but if you have more information I am very eager to know. πŸ™‚

       
  21. S. Israr Ali

    January 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Immensely captivating full of feminish beauty, paragon of all love and splendour and a unique heroin of all times and ages, my adoring great NANDA, flamboyant in styles peculiar to only her grandeur adorning the picturesic horizon of this beautiful world of God to her exception. To pay my loving compliments to this outstanding lady, I with all respect while wishing her best of health and happiness on the eve of Happy New Year 2013 also present her own one of the most sundar heart rendering songs in bhojpuri style – “Je Hum Tum Chori Se..” she graced by filming on her splendid peacock like dance rendered in famous movie “Dharati Kahe Pukar Ke” to be dedicated to her glory and to convey our strange strong feelings to her –

     
    • harveypam

      January 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Since the link you have posted above leads one nowhere, I have deleted it.
      It seems the unblock.proxy.net is not a safe site.

       
    • S. Israr Ali

      February 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      In my strong obsession with Nanda and passion to share the incredible song, Nanda lent her exclusive beauty and thus made it eternal –
      ‘Je Hum Tum Chori Se Bandhe Ek Dori Se’,,,, in her famous movie – ‘Dharati Kahe Pukar Ke’ and can be watched on link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIHnkj1infU

       
      • harveypam

        February 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        This is indeed a beautiful song, Israr!
        Very cute!

         
  22. S. Israr Ali

    January 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Aaj hai 8 January ka din
    Aaj ka din hai bara mahan
    Aaj key din ek phool khila tha
    Jis sey mehka sara jahan
    Naam hai us kanwal ka anmol Nanda
    Ley key aye woh piyar wa ulfat ka pegham
    Jiske janam sey chamka hai sara jahan!

    I very fondly rejoices and most
    sincerely convey my Best Wishes on happy
    occasion of Birth Day of my beloved Heroine Adoring Great NANDA.
    Wishing you a day that is as special in every way as she is. Happy Birthday.

    Aap Zinda Rahain Hazar Baras
    Har Baras Key Din Hoan Pachas Hazar!

    8 January 2013

     
    • harveypam

      January 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      that was indeed a good redone lyrics of a Nanda song!
      You do surpass us all in your fervour and passion for Nanda!
      Yay to you!
      BTW, did you read her birthday post for this year?
      https://harveypam.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/nandastha

       
      • S. Israr Ali

        January 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        Hats off to you for complimenting my fervour and passion for Nanda. Thanks also for referring to her birthday post for this year which too is indeed great. Availing this opportunity, I wish to dedicate to the glory of great heroin of all times and ages superbly madhur song “Kankariya maarey kar key isharey…” herself graced by filming on her in her own memorable movie “Mehndi Lagi Meray Haath” of my intense liking dating back to my own school going boy days when the movie was released – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6WvuX23JZY&playnext=1&list=PLC470084D7BB528E7&feature=results_video

        Kankariya Maare – Nanda & Shashi Kapoor – Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath
        http://www.youtube.com

         
        • harveypam

          January 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

          kankariya maare kar ke ishare is a beautiful song indeed!

           
  23. SYED ISRAR ALI (@alisisrar)

    January 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Wishing you, adoring Great Heroine NANDA, a day that is as special in every way as you are! Happy Birthday.

     
  24. S. Israr Ali

    July 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Given the splendid performances by adoring Great Nanda and her throughout selfless principled life free of all scandals made her legendary queen of all heroines and thus of all ages and times never to recede in oblivion. Hence to call her yesteryears heroine when she even today is so appealing in all her movies as on day one of their releases is highly unjudicious. She is even today full of life and her glamour is so unique that not only today it is glittering the film world but will continue in times to come. I find the grand heroine in her excellent movies demonstrative of her superb artistic talents having central and leading role performed fabulously in the midst of galaxy of all great stars. To many of them she lent her great helping hand to lift them up to the ladder leading them to become super stars and legends hence she is legend of legends. She has feathered outstanding movies and by the excellent movies has successively with each movie added brightening jewels in the crown on her head as Queen of all heroines. Spontaneous deliverance in a very natural & simple way with all charm and softness of her sweet person and voice by deeply immersing herself in the character of roles assigned to her is unique to only her excellence which is evident throughout in her movies. Performamce on songs is also wonderful specially the liveliest & spontaneous deliverance in the shape of dance on songs is most loving and unforgettable. She on record have treasured such movies which even today are as excellent as at the time of release by all standards to her credit to rightly claim as Queen of all Heroines and legend.

    S. Israr Ali, Houston, TX. USA

     
    • harveypam

      July 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      You have such a way with words Israr! One feels the love and admiration you feel for this great actress! Thank you.

       
      • S. Israr Ali

        December 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm

        Thanks harvey! I have all the love for Nanda.

         
  25. S. Israr Ali

    January 8, 2014 at 5:50 am

    On her Happy Birthday today, 8 Jan 2014, with all the best wishes to my dearest, Great Nanda!

     
    • harveypam

      January 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Happy Birthday to dear Nanda!

       
  26. Sanat sharma

    February 5, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Very2 happy birthday u my dearest nanda

     
  27. coolone160

    March 26, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Just got the news of her passing away yesterday.Could not believe it……..What a great actress she was! Hum Dono,Jab Jab Phool Khile,Ittefaq,Joru Ka Ghulam were some of her memorable films.Her memories will be cherished by her fans.May her soul rest in peace………….

     
    • harveypam

      March 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Yes, coolone, I was also very sad to hear it. But I am glad that the end came fast and she didn’t have to suffer. Can only feel gratitude for the body of work she leaves behind.

       
      • Ajukis Rambler

        June 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        How sad it is Harvey she has gone! Now when Nanda is no more among us, I feel so devastated, lonely and the world empty. After her passing, it came to be known how painful it becomes to continue when faced with inevitable reality where our dear and near ones have to depart. We can only wish RIP.

         
        • harveypam

          June 23, 2014 at 10:47 am

          Ajukis, it is indeed very sad to say goodbye to loved ones. It is truly sorrowful to take leave.
          But we should also see the fact, that the death wasn’t too painful for her and that she is now in a better place and still among our midst and this I believe with my whole heart.
          Hope this few words bring solace to you.

           

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