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Posted 11 May 2006 - 02:12 PM

Madan Mohan







Madan Mohan Kohli (June 25, 1924 - July 14, 1975), better known as Madan Mohan, was a famed Bollywood film music director of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He is particularly remembered for the ghazals he composed for the film industry, mainly using the voice of India's Melody Queen, Lata Mangeshkar. The characateristics of Madan's music which made him unique even as one of the few 'greats' among the Hindi film composers of the 1950-1980 period are: one, in the area of his native Indian classical music, an extremely keen and sensitive ear with passion for the absolute purity and heart-stirring qualities of svar, sruti and raga with choice 'life-throbbing pakads' (or 'jeev-sanchars'), and two, in the area of Western classical music, a profound appreciation of the emotional appeal of the harmonies and the synthesis of notes of different instruments and of different pitches, and three, an ability to blend these two abilities to produce a new type of classical-filmi' music, as it were, which even classically minded listeners and the masses could love to listen to and enjoy for the sheer impact it had. Although the other greats like Shankar-Jaikishan, Nayyar, Naushad, Jaidev, and Roshan, to name some, too used a certain mixture of Indian and Western classical musical ideas in composing Hindi music film, they were more or less similar in their concept of film music, but let Madan stand apart with his uniqueness, as it were.

Madan Mohan was the son of film mogul Rai Bahadur Chunnilal, who was a partner in the Bombay Talkies studio and then in the Filmistan studio. At the behest of his father, he joined the army in Dehradun and was later posted to Delhi. He subsequently quit the armed forces and turned to his first love -- music. He joined All India Radio in Lucknow, where he brushed shoulders with such ghazal and classical luminaries as Ustad Faiyyaz Khan, Ustad Akbar Ali Khan, Begum Akhtar, and Talat Mahmood. He picked up their influences and carried them with him to Mumbai when he entered Bollywood. Not many know that he aspired to becoming an actor but ended up directing music.


After assisting S.D. Burman and Shyam Sunder for a short time, Madan scored his first big break with the film Aankhen in 1950. This film saw the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership with Lata Mangeshkar; she would sing for him in all of his future films. Madan Mohan songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar have a certain magic and sweetness to them that few music directors, if any, have been able to recreate. Wo Chup Rahen To from the film Jahan Ara (1964) and Maine Rang Li Aaj Chunariya from Dulhan Ek Raat Ki (1966) are just two such examples. Madan was also able to craft beautiful songs for male singers such as Talat Mahmood (Phir Wohi Saam, Main Teri Nazar Ka Suroor Hoon and Teri Aankh Ke Aansoo from Jahan Ara, and Meri Yaad Mein Tum Na from Madhosh) and Mohammad Rafi (Ek Haseen Shaam Ko from Dulhan Ek Raat Ki, Kisi Ki Yaad Mein from Jahan Ara, Main Nigahen Tere Chehere Se from Aap Ki Parchaiyian, Aap Ke Pehlun Mein Aakar Ro Diye from Mera Saaya, and the all-time haunting Meri Awaaz Suno from Naunihal) as well. He used Kishore Kumar only once, but his complex classical-based compositions did not jell with the non-classical singing style of Kishore Kumar.

During his early career Madan Mohan had been mildly criticized for creating songs that suited female voices, especially that of Lata Mangeshkar (who called him Dada, or elder brother). But this is not true all the way; in 1957 he came out with a huge musical blockbuster named Dekh Kabira Roya in which legendary singer Manna Dey gave his voice to probably the sweetest song ever used in a Hindi movie (Kaun Aaya Mere Man Ke Dwaare). In addition to that, he had Lata sing the divine Tu Pyaar Kare Ya Thukraaye and Meri Veena Tum Bin Roye numbers, and he used Talat Mahmood for the superhit song Hum Se Aaya Na Gaya in the same movie. Once in an interview Manna Dey recalled that Madan Mohan "sahab" asked him to take special care when singing Kaun Aaya Mere Man Ke Dwaare.

A famous film scored by Madan was Chetan Anand's Haqeeqat (1964), starring Balraj Sahni and Dharmendra and based on the Sino-Indian War of 1962. In it, he used Rafi for the songs Kar Chale Hum Fida and Main Yeh Soch Kar, and Lata for the famous song Zara Si Aahat Hoti Hai, enthralling millions of Indian music lovers. And the same film saw Rafi, Talat, Manna Dey, and Bhupendra singing Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga.

Madan's favourite lyricists were Raja Mehndi Ali Khan, Kaifi Azmi, and Rajinder Krishan, but Sahir Ludhianvi and Majrooh Sultanpuri also collaborated with him on a few movies. The Madan-Raja pairing in particular produced the classic Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha from the movie Anpadh (1962). Incidentally, many South Indian classical music listeners with an ear for Hindi film music too remark that this song is such a lovely piece of a film music based on 'Natabhairavi' with "arguably correct deviations" ! Among the many admirers of the song were the legendary Naushad; he is reported to have said, "Let me have this ghazal and take all my compositions in return" upon hearing it. Madan and Raja also came up with the fantastic tunes for Mera Saaya in 1966, a film starring Sunil Dutt as the male lead.

Madan's talent for ghazals was unmatched in the Indian film world; Lata Mangeshkar christened him "Ghazal ka Shehzadaa", or the Emperor of Ghazals. However, his music was essentially for the classes, and he could never combine it with mass appeal like S.D. Burman or Shankar Jaikishan. Also, many of the top film actors of the day (who were also studio heads) had fallen into a groove with their preferred composers (e.g., Raj Kapoor had Shankar Jaikishan, Dev Anand had the Burmans, Dilip Kumar had Naushad, etc.) Hence, he often had difficulty finding assignments. But when he did, he gave it his all. A testament to this fact is his 1964 Filmfare Award nomination for Best Music Director for Woh Kaun Thi. In a tightly-contested race, both Madan and Shankar Jaikishan (Sangam) lost to relative newcomers Laxmikant Pyarelal, who had done a fine job in scoring Dosti.

Madan's constant struggles took a toll on his life, and he began drinking heavily. He died of cirrhosis of the liver on July 14, 1975, but not before enthralling millions of Indians across the world with his beautiful music.

In 2004, Madan's unused tunes were recreated by his son, Sanjeev Kohli, for the Yash Chopra blockbuster Veer-Zaara, starring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Rani Mukerji. The lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar, and Lata Mangeshkar was invited to once again sing the majority of the melodies composed by her dear friend.

It is no exaggeration to say that Hindi film music never saw and will never see again the sort of 'ghazals' that the Madan-Lata combination produced. They are timeless in their composition, lyrics, vocal rendering and music - treasures to be cherished generation after generation.


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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:03 AM

Remembering Madan Mohan :


Here is a quote from an article by Sanjeev Kohli -

” Whenever we asked him to pose with the harmonium for a photograph, he would play and sing the song ‘tumhari zulf key saaye mein’ from Naunihal and keep telling me that this was his favourite and why it was such a brilliant composition. It was my first encounter at being told by somebody I worshipped, that my father was way above the others. He also told me that MM had given him a new lease of life with Laila Majnu.

“At the time, everybody, including the hero of the film, wanted Kishore Kumar to be the male lead singer for the film. Rafi Saheb was not at the peak of his performing career, yet my father put his foot down, adamant that only Rafi should sing the songs or he would leave the film.. Of course, after Laila Majnu, Rafi became Rishi Kapoor’s voice in films like Karz., Amar Akbar Anthony, etc., etc”…

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:33 PM

View PostShuklas, on Jun 25 2006, 11:03 AM, said:

Remembering Madan Mohan :
Here is a quote from an article by Sanjeev Kohli -

” Whenever we asked him to pose with the harmonium for a photograph, he would play and sing the song ‘tumhari zulf key saaye mein’ from Naunihal and keep telling me that this was his favourite and why it was such a brilliant composition. It was my first encounter at being told by somebody I worshipped, that my father was way above the others. He also told me that MM had given him a new lease of life with Laila Majnu.

“At the time, everybody, including the hero of the film, wanted Kishore Kumar to be the male lead singer for the film. Rafi Saheb was not at the peak of his performing career, yet my father put his foot down, adamant that only Rafi should sing the songs or he would leave the film. Of course, after Laila Majnu, Rafi became Rishi Kapoor’s voice in films like Karz., Amar Akbar Anthony, etc., etc”…

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Madan Mohan was not only a genius at his work but also a true reader of permanent class and genius, in this instance Rafisaab.

The above episode also exposed the hypocrisy and foolhardyness of some MD's in the 70's and the producers who failed to see the true greatness and permanent class of easily the greatest singer of all times, Rafisaab, and ignored the fact that it was only because of Rafisaab that they could achieve success in the beginning of their careers.

Laila Majnu was a hugh hit and so were the songs that no one else apart from Rafisaab could do justice in singing them. Rafi saab and Madan Mohan together gave a big slap on these naive critics. Madan Mohan could not live to see his greatest success but Rafisaab ruled the scene once again ( not that he wasn't for true music lovers) as he did for more than 3 and a half decades till his untimely demise in 1980.

This is the legend of the one and only Rafisaab and Madan Mohan.
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Posted 16 July 2006 - 01:38 PM




MUSIC REVIEWS
legends: madan mohan The Instinctive Genius
SaReGaMa; 5-CD pack;
Rs 1,000

Known as the Ghazal King of Hindi film music, Madan Mohan had a middle name also spelt with an ‘M’. Melody. And to think he had no formal training! If you’ve got to go through this 5-CD pack to be convinced about music at its melodic zenith, and that by an “instinctive genius”, that should be an excuse, not reason, enough to give a listen again to the man whose Veer-Zaara music was salvaged from a 30-year old treasury last year and still went on to burn the charts.

As in the other packs in this very fine Legends series by SaReGaMa, very conveniently encased in a giftbox, you have 86 gems sprinkled through five CDs. The cute little booklet is there, too, but this time one is unhappy with the microscopic print (especially on the back of all the boxcases) and the deep colour scheme which renders a lot of the booklet black print unreadable. There are those little chats, anecdotes and insights provided by his contemporaries and other celebs like Lata Mangeshkar, Begum Para, Zakir Hussain, Mala Sinha, Manna Dey, Jaidev, Jagjit Singh, Jatin-Lalit, Mahendra Kapoor, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Aadesh Shrivastava, Uttam Singh, Asha Bhosle, R.D. Burman, Gulzar and others. Wow, do we hear you exclaim?

Then what would you exclaim if told that there is a handsome clutch of songs unreleased before (like Mere dil se aake lipat gayee from Neela Akash), or from unreleased films (Kaise kategi zindagi and Mere aansoon ka gham na kar)!

And what word would escape your lips if you are told that there are snatches of Lata Mangeshkar, the one with whom “Madan Bhaiyya” vibed best to produce some of the best in their repertoire, resinging some of the songs!

And then the sone pe sohaaga! Madan Mohan himself going through the musical paces which have a unique charm of its own. Long back, there was a rare cassette of Madan Mohan singing some of his own compositions and one just listened speechlessly to Mai re main ka se kahoon from Dastak. That numbing number is here, too, along with Husn haazir hai (Laila Majnu).

And the song from Adalat, sounding so much more poignant, speaking as if about our own feelings at thge end of the day: Jaana tha hum se door,/Bahaane bana liye….

Anil Grover





Anyone having above CDs in the collection ?








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Posted 25 July 2006 - 10:38 PM

Madan Mohan-Magic-Hum se aaya na gaya-


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:45 AM

1964 Madan Mohan···Naina Barase Rim Jhim


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:22 AM

Shukla ji,

Do you have Madan Mohan composition sung by Lata Mangeshkar for the film 'Ek Kali Muskayi':

'Kaun Rokega Ab Pyar Ka Rasta
Main To Pee Ke Nagariya Jane Lagi'

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:19 AM

Arunkumar Jee-


Here is the song :

Main To Peekee Nagariya Jane L -- Lata -- Ek Kali Muskayee


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Will provide you a download link soon........
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 06:28 AM

Here's the download link:

MainTo Pee Ki Nagariya Jaane Lagi
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 10:43 AM

JHSURTI ji and Darbari ji,

Extremely grateful for this song. Thanks in deed.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:43 AM

Blogs about: Madan Mohan


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Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:18 PM

Madan Mohan's Magic-
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:36 PM

Movie: Ghazal
Singer(s): Mohammad Rafi & Lata Mangeshker
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi








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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:43 AM


Naina Barse Rim Jhim Rim Jhim (Madan Mohan sings)




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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

Complete Album : ADALAT 1958


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:02 AM

MINISTER - UN AAKHON ME NEEND KAHA - LATA - MADAN MOHAN





Haye Jiya Roye Lata Mangeshkar in Milan (1958)




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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

eli Mat Jaiyo
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

super hit song from the 1960 movie Akeli Mat Jaiyo starring Meena Kumari, Rajendra Kumar, Minu Mumtaz and Agha. This movie was directed by Nandlal Yashwantlal.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:04 AM

Excellent Audio










05 - Lata Mangeshker-Film-Railway Platform-Chand madham hai aasman chup hai-Music-Madan Mohan (Sursangat.com).mp3
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:12 AM

Doordarshan Tribute To Madan Mohan in early 90s









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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

Film:Aakhri Dao 1959 MD:Madan Mohan

Asha - Aakhri Dao 59 Madan Mohan - Hai Unki Woh Nigaahen

Asha - Aakhri Dao 59 Madan Mohan - Na Dar Sanam Laga Bhi De

Asha - Aakhri Dao 59 Madan Mohan - Tu Hi Aake Sambhaal Ise

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