Happy Birthday Nutan!

04 Jun

My ten favourite Nutan romantic-duets

Comes 4th of June and it is Nutan’s birth anniversary again and also that of bollwood deewana and Richard’S sister. It is turning fast into a tradition to celebrate Nutan’s birthday on this blog. This is her third birthday here. Last year I listed my favourite solo songs of hers. This year it is the turn of duets.

As usual I have taken only one duet per film. What really surprised me was that in her three most famous films, Seema [1955], Sujata [1959] and Bandini [1963], she doesn’t have any duets with her love interest! They are also missing in her Nagina [1951] and Hum Log [1951].
Well, here are my favourite Nutan duets. Enjoy them!

Costume dramas
Aasmanwale Teri Duniya Se Jee – Laila Majnu [1953]
MD: Ghulam Mohammad; Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni; Singers: Lata Mangeshkar & Talat Mehmood
Nutan as Laila! Somewhat unimaginable, when one has her plain avatars like in Sujata, Seema and Bandini in mind. On the other hand, who would think of flamboyant Shammi as Majnu? But they both give quite a convincing Laila Majnu pair. Ghulam Mohammad gave a good score for this film, a pity that it forgotten nowadays.

2. Man Ki Been Matwari Baaje – Shabab [1954]
MD: Naushad; Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni; Singers: Mohd. Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar
Nutan and Naushad is not the first association, which comes in one’s mind when one thinks of either of them. Naushad brings in images of Dilip Kumar and royal dramas and Shabab seems to be one of them, something which came in the wake of the success of Baiju Bawra [1952]. This film also looks like as if its story revolves around a royal court singer and his love interest. The film score is more famous for the two version of jogan ban jaungi.

3. O Saajana Chhuta Hai Jo Daaman Tera – Heer [1956]
MD: Anil Biswas; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singers: Geeta Dutt & Hemant Kumar
Nutan is perhaps one of the very few actresses, who got to play Laila as well as Heer. Her Ranjha is Pradeep Kumar! And he looks good with his stubble. This is the first time I saw Geeta Dutt giving playback to Nutan (exception: chupke se mile pyaase). In fact I hardly know of any songs, where she got playback from anybody else than Lata and Asha. She sang one or two songs herself, but otherwise…?

An unlikely pair
4. Yeh Raatein Yeh MausamDilli Ka Thug [1958]
MD: Ravi; Lyrics: Shailendra; Singers: Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle
The second half of the 50’s, saw her don a new western avatar. At the same time she also managed to do roles like in Seema and Sujata.
I won’t say much about this song. Yves has dedicated a whole post to this song.

5. Chhod Do AanchalPaying Guest [1957]
MD: S. D. Burman, Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar
Paying Guest was their first film together. They acted in four films altogether, making a lovely pair. This playful frolicky number stands in stark contrast to the above three songs.

6. Ae Kaash Chalte MilkeManzil [1960]
MD: S. D. Burman, Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri, Singer: Manna Dey & Asha Bhosle
I had a hard time deciding between this and chupke se mile pyaase. Don’t ask me why I chose this one. Both of them are soothing and intoxicating at the same time. Maybe it is the fact that Geeta Dutt only recites the lines and not really sings it made me decide for ae kaash chalte milke. Or maybe it is the moon that is featured in this song or the uneven sort of melody, that me decide for this one.

7. Dekho Rootha Naa KaroTere Ghar Ke Saamne [1963]
MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri; Singers: Mohd. Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar
There fourth and last film together. This was also her first film-release after her marriage. Her role in this film is quite a contrast to the one in Bandini.
I personally don’t like the refrain of this song much, but the stanzas are lovely. What I like really about this song is the conversational style. By the way, what is chiknagiri or piknagiri, which she claims to have understood of love (In the video above between 1:46 to 1:56).

The Kapoors
8. Chori Chori Ek Ishara Basant [1960]
Music: O. P. Nayyar; Lyrics: Qamar Jalalabadi; Singers: Mohd Rafi & Asha Bhosle
The second of Nutan-Shammi pairing. They do look good together. But on the other hand Nutan would look good with a lamp-post! This falling in love song, does give one that warm mushy feeling.

9. Tumhari Mast Nazar Gar Idhar Nahin Hoti Dil Hi To Hai [1963]
MD: Roshan; Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi; Singer: Mukesh & Lata Mangeshkar
Nutan in a muslim social also goes contrary to her image and so does being a drunk and singing a song. Her being drunk though shouldn’t surprise us much, when one thinks of her apparition in beer in the title song of Tere Ghar Ke Saamne.

10. Ae Chaand Zaraa Chhup Jaa – Laatsaab [1967]
MD: Shankar-Jaikishan; Lyrics: Shailendra; Singer: Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi
This song is making a reappearance here. It featured one year back on the moon list. This is also the second time that the moon makes its appearance on this list. The moon and the lovers are quite a threesome!

Watching all these wonderful songs, makes me realise all over again, what a wonderful, beautiful actress she was!

Enjoy the playlist here.


Posted by on June 4, 2012 in Bollywood, Lists


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74 responses to “Happy Birthday Nutan!

  1. raja

    June 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Nice one, Harvey. What sort of guy am I – I didn’t even realise it was my Nutan’s birthday till I read about Mohnish Behl remembering his mom today.

    Love your comment “Nutan would look good with a lamp-post”. I want to be a lamp-post now and stand next to Nutan.

    I see you’ve not included very famous duets like “ye chand khila” (Anari), “sawan ka maheena” (Milan). Is this by design?

    One duet that I really like is “pyar par bas to nahin hai” from Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). Talat & Asha. Very romantic. Although you may not consider it a duet, seeing as it is 99% Talat.

    Then there’s “neel gagan par udte baadal” from Khandaan (1965). Though it’s not a romantic song between lovers.

    Thanks for the post. And for remembering MY Nutan, when I myself had forgotten. 🙂

    • harveypam

      June 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Well husbands do quite often forget their wives’ birthdays, don’t they? So you are just keeping a glorious tradition alive! (I think I am going to get a whole load of brickbats for this comment!)

      Your idea of becoming a lamp post has given me an idea. let me see if i can put it into practice!

      As for not including sawan ka mahina and yeh chand khila is very simple in that I don’t like them so much as I like the above ten.

      In fact I had even included pyar par bas to nahin hai, but then I realised that Nutan gets to move (or purse) her lips only to hum. I just couldn’t include it as a duet with a good conscience.

      I had considered neel gagan par udte baadal, but then I realised
      1. I don’t like it much
      2. It is not a romantic duet

      Thank you Raja!
      Remembering Nutan as you see has already become a tradition here. So there is just no running away from it! 🙂

    • yves

      June 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Hello Raja,
      I hope you don’t mind sharing *YOUR* Nutan?!

      • harveypam

        June 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

        CLASH OF THE RIVALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        I was afraid that this was going to happen some day! Didn’t knew that it would be so soon! 🙂

    • harveypam

      June 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Loved your post at atul’s song a day.
      I will provide a link for other readers to follow it:

  2. Lalitha

    June 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I have been up since 4 a.m, making some of the stuff for my Dad’s final rites, taking a break, and I find that you have posted about my mother’s favorite actress (and mine!). Here’s a song my Dad used to sing from one of her movies:

    For some reason, my father loved Raj Kapoor’s character in this movie, so I bought the DVD, and we watched it often enough for him to even know some of the dialogs. His favorite song to mangle was Kisi ki muskurahatoon … and he would sing the RK part in the above song. This seems like a fitting tribute to him today.

    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      I am very touched by your choice, Lalitha!
      I wish you all the best for the preparations and wish you that everything goes smoothly. My condolences!

      Nutan is also my mother’s favorite actress. As a kid I didn’t like her much. But after my teenage years I started liking her more and more.
      Now she is along with Waheeda on the top rung of my actress list.

      Woh chand khila is such a nice song. It reminds me of my childhood. i would inevitably feel anari, because I just didn’t understand what she sings.

      Lotsof hugs and good vibes to you Lalitha!

  3. Lalitha

    June 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I forgot to mention this – great post on one of India’s greatest actresses! I will come back and listen to the songs later.

    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      thank you Lalitha!
      You are a darling!

  4. pacifist

    June 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Lovely tribute to a lovely actress. You have chosen all my favourites except the first three which I listened to for the first time, and I love the classical rendition from Shabab.

    Nutan and Sunil Dutt were quite a pair together, though her films with him don’t seem to find popularity on many blogs. I didn’t mind them, and especially loved Milan. The songs were great, and these two different versions of the same song shows Nutan in so many different avatars where she looks absolutely gorgeous.
    More than the song it’s for Nutan’s sake that I’m posting these clips 🙂

    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you pacifist!
      Shabab indeed has some beautiful songs! Do listen to them, most of them are on youtube, I think.

      Yeah Sunil Dutt and Nutan made a great pair!
      They looked so lovely together in Sujata and Milan. I was considering sawan ka mahina or hum tum yug yug se, but they ended on 12th and 13th place.

      Their different avatars are fascinating! It is the first film, I see her in a nine yard sari.

      • harveypam

        June 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm

        Here is an earlier song, where she is wearing a nine-yard sari and it is a duet

        • yves

          June 6, 2012 at 12:04 am

          Harvey, what incredible eyes she has in this song; she almost looks like a young boy!

          • harveypam

            June 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

            A young boy! Do you think so?
            But she does have beautiful eyes, like a lively pond!

  5. sunheriyaadein

    June 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Happy Birthday, Nutan!
    What an amazing list of songs! I think I’ll be listening to them the whole day today. The first three songs were new to me too. Am so immersed in these songs that I can’t even think of any other song of hers at the moment!
    Basant had great songs though the movie was a total khichdi. I just noticed that you’ve included songs from all the three films she’s done with Shammi Kapoor!

    But on the other hand Nutan would look good with a lamp-post!
    How true!

    • sunheriyaadein

      June 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Phool tumhe bheja hai khat mein is another favourite song of mine –

      • harveypam

        June 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        Nice one!
        That reminds me of sending pressed flowers through post. That was before email took over!

        • sunheriyaadein

          June 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

          I love pressed flowers! I still make cards and send them by post. Envelope kholke letters/cards padhne ka mazza hi alag hai. Email mein woh baat kahan

          • harveypam

            June 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

            How long since I read a hand-written letter! Seems ages!
            That is a good thing, what you do! keep on going!

    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you Archana!
      That reminds me to make a playlist!
      The three first song were also sort of new for me. But they are good, no?
      Shammi Kapoor ka hat-trick! 🙂

  6. Anu Warrier

    June 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Ha! You beat me to it. 🙂 I was dithering over whether or not to do another post on Nutan. Loved the songs you have posted – personal favourites being Aye kaash chalte milke, Chori chori ik ishara, Yeh raatein yeh mausam, and Chhod do aanchal. Nice.

    My picks:

    1. From Sone ki Chidiya: It’s nice to see a sparkly, flirtatious Nutan.

    2. Another Nutan-Dev from Baarish: it’s a lesser known film, but such a beautiful C Ramchandra composition.

    3. A fantastic Raj Kapoor- Nutan combination, though it is not your usual duet:

    And now I will stop before I post ten songs of my own. :))

    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      You have done a Nutan post before?
      Can’t remember it. This is my second Nutan list post. The first one had solos.
      I’m glad you liked it!
      The Sone Ki Chhidiya song was also on my mind, but it didn’t make it. That is why I am glad you added it.

      I thought of adding phir wohi chand, but I didn’t want to flood the lsit with Nutandev songs! Nice, isn’t it? Archana has give a detailed review of the film at her blog.

      A nice Mukesh song from Chhalia. I had totally forgotten about it. But you are right, it is not the usual duet, but it is sweet all the same.

      Don’t feel shy about adding more songs, Anu! apna hi blog samjho! 🙂

      • Anu Warrier

        June 5, 2012 at 5:42 am

        Harvey, I wrote a post on Nutan last August, but that was on her performances – I thought yesterday about writing posting some of her songs on her birthday but was too tired to think of what to say about each. It was nice to wake up to your post. 🙂

        Yves posted O nigahein mastana and Samir posted Tere ghar ke saamne – two of my favourite Nutan numbers. But there is one that I think of as a definitive Nutan song, even if it is a male solo. (And you gave me permission yourself. :))

        And here is an Asha-Talat duet from Laila Majnu that I particularly like.

        • Anu Warrier

          June 5, 2012 at 5:47 am

          ps: Tere Ghar ke Saamne was not just post-marriage, but also post-baby.

          • harveypam

            June 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

            Really! I didn’t know that! I only knew that she had to wrap up Bandini fast, since she was pregnant at that time. Bimal Roy, it seems was worried that it could be seen.
            TGKS and Bandini were released in the same year. Either Bandini must have been a long time in post production or they must have wrapped up TGKS very fast!

        • harveypam

          June 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

          Your Nutan post is good!
          Liked the list! But the detaisl to that I will post it at your blog!
          It would have been nice to compare your choices with that of mine, if you had done the post!
          “It was nice to wake up to your post. :)”
          🙂 Dil khush hua!

          Jalte hain jiske liye is very much of a Nutan song as well, you are right in saying that! This is for me one of the most romantic songs *sigh*

          Talat’s voice suits the lovelorn Majnu so well! thanks for that!
          BTW did any of Nutan-Shammi films do well at the box-office?

  7. thandapani

    June 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Solo hai, par itna sensual song aur koi ho hi nahi sakta.

    May Nutan live forever in our hearts.

    Bahut achche gaane chune hain beta. Jug Jug Jiyo

    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      kya gaana chuna hai Ava! mazaa aa gaya!
      Koi duets nahin yaad aaye? 😉

  8. Shashi

    June 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    For me, she looks very beautiful in her 50s movies. One of my favourites, though its from the 60s.

    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      A nice trio, this!
      But it must be freezing, to row a boat in fall! Thank God, they are well covered!
      Lovely lady, wasn’t she?

      • Shashi

        June 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        Yes, she had some kind of a grace. Can never describe it. On the trio part, I preferred Dharmendra with other leading ladies like Asha Parekh and Sharmila Tagore from that period.

        I guess even the audience didn’t like their pairing that much. Which is why their films flopped except for “Bandini”(1963). And even in that film, you know what happens in the climax 🙂

        • harveypam

          June 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

          Dharmendra-Nutan was not a hit pair, but they do look good together. I like the song ek haseen shaam ko from Dulhan Ek Raat Ki

          And then there is this funny duet from Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya: hamne jalwa dikhaya to jal jaoge

  9. yves

    June 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Hello Harvey,
    I loved your choices, thanks so much! We lot can certainly depend on you to remember celebrations. I watched all the songs, as well you can imagine, and was especially touched by the one from Heer, so much so that in fact I went on youtube and watched all the ones from that film I could find there, duets or not.
    One ultra-famous that of course doesn’t feature Nutan singing herself is O nigahe mastana (from Paying Guest), but she’s so much part of the song that I think she must be included somehow:

    And I remember laughing at this one from Basant, with Johnny Walker as the veiled driver:

    • sunheriyaadein

      June 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      I love the songs in Basant! Harvey’s posted Chori chori ik ishara ho gaya hai here, we discussed Raaste mein ek haseen in Atul’s blog and Yves has posted Nainon mein suraj ki kirne…Toh issko kyun chhode, hai na –
      Mere lehenge mein ghunguroo laga de toh phir meri chaal dekh le –

    • harveypam

      June 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Yves!
      As you see, remembering Nutan’s birthday has sort of become a tradition here.
      I am happy that you liked all the songs listed here.
      It was sort of a discovery for me to listen to Heer songs. My ear and eyes much more used to listen to Nutan move her lips to Asha and Lata’s voice
      were surprised to see her lip sync to Geeta Dutt’s voice!
      You are right about o nigahen mastana including Nutan very much. It seems she has many songs where she just hums or recites. pyar par bas to nahin hai mera lekin belongs to that category as well.
      Nainon mein suraj ki kirne is indeed amusing and a good tune at that!
      This scene couldn’t take place in present-day France, could it?

  10. bollywooddeewana

    June 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    lovely post Harvey and a belated blogthday from me to you, feels good to be back reading posts and I’ve just posted a Nutan birthday post again for the 3rd year in a row and there’s a little gift i think you might like 😉

    • harveypam

      June 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      your Nutan birthday present is indeed a beautiful gift!! Lovely!
      Thank you BD!
      Nice to see you in the blogosphere again!
      BTW, zanny shoes!

  11. Samir

    June 5, 2012 at 1:26 am

    How about starting with the other song from Dilli Ka Thug, the madcap one

    Also, I would prefer her Raj Kapoor duets from Anari, Lalitha already has one, so I shall post the other

    Can I leave Dev behind ;); you chose Ae Kaash Chalte Milte, so allow me to add

    And the title song from TGKS

    Wonderful list of songs you have there, I found some new ones. The user contributions are excellent as well, I am surprised I was able to add a few.

    • harveypam

      June 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      The C A T cat is such a madcap song! But any Kishore Kumar song from that era is one, isn’t it?
      It was a favourite of mine as a kid and like to listen to it even now!
      Yeah I was surprised that nobody before you mentioned dil ki nazar se before you. I am looking at you Anu! 😉
      Chupke se mile pyaase is such a beautiful romantic song! *sigh* I am glad that you included it here.
      I was about to add the title song of Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, but don’t ask me why, I just had this wish to take dekho rutha na karo. Funny, eh? But on the other hand, Nutan immersed in beer is more up your line! 😉
      Lovely choices, Samir!

  12. dustedoff

    June 5, 2012 at 8:13 am

    This is what comes of turning up late to the party (and what a delightful party too! – Thank you, Harvey, for being such a great host! :-)). I arrive, and discover not only that you’ve listed most of my favourite Nutan songs, but that all the ones you’ve left out (O nigaah-e-mastaana, Dil ki nazar se and Chupke se mile pyaase-pyaase have been posted by someone or the other). Am having a wonderful time, listening to all these songs again (or for the first time, as far as the first three songs in your post are concerned).

    • harveypam

      June 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Madhu, der aaye durusth aaye. I know the quote is not the proper one in this context, but I just had to use it!
      Thank you, Madhu! As I say always, you have a way with words!
      Sorry that we have taken all Nutan duets from you.
      But there is a Nutan duet, that has not been mentioned. The clue is Roshan! The film has been mentioned in my list.

      BTW, your last line reminds me to make a playlist. Thanks for that!

      • dustedoff

        June 6, 2012 at 7:04 am

        Roshan? I just had a look at the films for which he composed and which starred Nutan… and I haven’t seen a single one. 😦

        • harveypam

          June 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

          No. 9, dear!
          And a singer gives playback to Nutan, who is not mentioned in the list.
          The only snag is that I don’t know if it was included in the film.

  13. Banno

    June 6, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Ah, Harvey! Thanks for the playlist. Makes it so easy to listen to. Definitely something to do today. 🙂 And a belated Happy Birthday to Nutan. One of my favourite actresses, so beautiful, elegant, dignified. There was something classy about her. And of course, a fantastic actress.

    • harveypam

      June 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Thank you, Banno!
      A real classy actress, our Nutan! It is always such a pleasure to see her on screen!
      Happy listening!

  14. Arunkumar Deshmukh

    June 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

    How many people know that NUTAN was MISS INDIA in 1952 ?

    • harveypam

      June 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Yeah, she was one of the first Miss Indias, wasn’t she? Leela Naidu was one as well.

      • Arunkumar Deshmukh

        June 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        India’s FIRST MISS INDIA was,however, actress PRAMILA-who was a Jew by the name of
        Esther Victoria Abraham-in 1947.
        Her daughter Naqi Jehan became MISS INDIA exacly after 20 years,i.e. in 1967.
        so,you see that the link of a Miss India and Films is right from the begining.

        • harvey

          June 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

          that sure is an interesting bit of information. I don’t know if I know Pramila. Are there any famous films in which she acted?
          Did she marry a muslim, that her daughter’s name is Naql Jehan? But she didn’t make into the movies, did she?

          • Arunkumar Deshmukh

            June 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm

            Pramila started acting with Bhikarin in 1935 and lasted till 1961 in character roles,a total of about 40 films.She had married Syed Hasan Ali Zaidi or Mijjan kumar or Kumar.Starting with Pooran Bhagat in 1933 kumar was a popular Hero and later a character actor.if you have seen Mughal-e-Azam,Kumar was there and the famous song ‘Aye Muhabbat Zindabad’ was shot on him.he migrated to Pakistan in 1964 and died there.
            Naqi Jehan was his daughter.She debuted in her first and last movie “Akhari Khat” as a Heroine with Rajesh Khanna.
            Pramila’s son Hyder Ali had done ‘RAJA’s role in TV serial Nukkad.He also wrote story and screenplay of ‘Jodha Akbar’.
            -Arunkumar Deshmukh

            • Arunkumar Deshmukh

              June 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm

              Naqi jehan later married into the business tycoon family of Kamdar in Mumbai and became NANDINI KAMDAR.

              • harveypam

                June 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm

                Arunji, is there anything about the hindi film industry, that you don’t know? Amazing!

            • harveypam

              June 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm

              So Pramila was an actress before she became Miss India. Nowadays it is the other way round.
              I had heard about this discussion about Kumar in facebook.
              Is this Naqi Jehan at 0:24 in the video below?
              (rut jawan jawan raat meherbaan from Aakhri Khat:

              I can remember Hyder Ali of Nukkad. It was a nice serial!

              • Arunkumar Deshmukh

                June 9, 2012 at 11:13 am


    • Shashi

      June 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      I didn’t know that at all !! Now I know why she carried off that swimsuit scene in “Yaadgaar”(1968) so many years after marriage

      • harveypam

        June 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

        Why Shashi?
        Didn’t know that she was in a swimsuit in Yaadgaar as well.

        • Shashi

          June 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

          Nobody carries a swimsuit scene better than a Miss India 😛

          • harveypam

            June 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

            Achhaji yeh baat hai!
            aji ham dehati ko swimsuit kya, miss india kya, sab ek jaisa laagat hai!

  15. yves

    June 7, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Here’s the Yaadgar suimsuit scene:

    And a very nice duet from Baarish!


    • harveypam

      June 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks for the Yaadgaar scene, Yves.
      The duet form Baarish is sweet indeed, particularly the dialogue preceding it.
      Both of them look so good together!

  16. pacifist

    June 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Harvey, I’m asking for the second time now. Where is this link to your playlist? I’ve looked everywhere – on the side bar, on top.

    • harveypam

      June 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I am so sorry, dear pacifist! I posted it yesterday at the bottom of the article.
      Here it is once again for you:


      • pacifist

        June 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        Thank you Harvey 🙂

  17. Prakashchandra

    June 7, 2012 at 7:39 am


    Dil Ne phir yaad kiya

    & not a duet, but still:Mayuri

    • harveypam

      June 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      I think everybody remembers Devi more for the slap rather than the story. The duet is nice though!

      The duet form Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya is good as well. Between 1:00 and 1:05 you can see hwo Dharmendra is reluctant to take her hand which she offers. It seems like he would rather hold the reins of his horse rather than hold Nutan’s hand! 😀
      Maybe he had a horse, who needed to better reined.

      There is a duet in the Mayuri video and that also with Amit Kumar. I think it is the first time I am listening to the snippets of these four songs.

      Thank you Prakashji!

  18. Prakashchandra

    June 7, 2012 at 7:46 am

    And this not a song but it is a rare clip from Kasturi(1978)(Mithun Chakraborthy also had a role in this, if my memory serves me right:

    • harveypam

      June 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      I saw Kasturi when it was aired on DD in the 80s. It bored me very much at that time.
      I only remember that Nutan and her husband (Shreeram Lagoo) are botanists and are on an expedition in the forest.

  19. Prakashchandra

    June 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Songs of Mera Munna(1967):

    2)Belongs to Nutan`s solo songs post, But I have to search that old post of yours, I am a lazy fellow, I wish you will excuse me for this:

    • harveypam

      June 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      The janam din song is neither a duet nor picturised on Nutan but it suits in the way that it is a birthday song. Junior Mehmood is a good dancer.

      The lullaby is a very sweet song.
      Thank you Prakashji!

  20. Prakashchandra

    June 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Hope No one posted this, I am in a hurry, but want to add this:

    • harveypam

      June 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      I was waiting for this.
      Lovely song, isn’t it?

  21. Shilpi Bose

    June 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    My favourite Nutan duet is the title song from Tere Ghar ke Saamne, I just love the picturisation of the song and Nutan comes across as a little naughty but a sweet woman who is warning her lover about the perils of building a house across her house.

    • harveypam

      June 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Nice to hear from you Shilpi!
      That song from TGKS is surely a nice one. I wanted to take it in my list, but I ended up with dekho rutha na karo. The scene where Dev removes the ice cube is so lovely. It never fails to warm my heart!


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