Melody Kicks From Forgotten Flicks – Vol. 1


Riyaasat (1955) was a costume drama film starring Mala Sinha and Mahipal. It’s music was composed by Avinash Vyas ji and lyrics were penned by Prem Dhawan ji. Geeta Dutt ji was a favorite singer of Avinash ji (in Gujrati as well in Hindi). She sang two solos and two duets for this film.

1) So bhi jaao mere armaano, yaad aao na gujre zamaano – A soulful sad song in the form of lullaby

2) Aisi nazre naa daal, kar le khayaal (duet with Mohd Rafi sahab)

It has been seen several times that Avinash ji would use a tune from his Gujrati song into a Hindi film song. We do not know if he composed any song on the same tune in Gujrati before 1955, but years later he used this tune in Gujrati for a song sung by Asha ji. The song is “navi te vahu na hath ma rumal” – for the film Man No Manigar (1977). This song can be heard


3) Aaye ji aaye , din pyaare pyaare aaye (duet with Madhubala Jhaveri ji)
Madhubala Jhaveri

We did not have an audio for this rare song. We are grateful to our friend Gurcharan Sandhu ji for sharing this extremely rare song with us. This song is based on the original Gujarati Amirbai Karnataki ji and Madhubala Jhaveri ji duet:
‘Aavi re aavi haath maan aavi maaraa sasraa ni chaavi…’ from the Gujarati film ‘Naag Devta’ (1955) with Music and lyrics by Avinash Vyas ji.

4) Naacho rum jhum, naacho dhinak dhin, baar baar aaye yeh khushiyon ke din

All the songs are very enjoyable. No wonder Avinash ji and Geeta ji were a wonderful composer-singer team who gave us many such melodious songs.


We are grateful to our friends Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji and Chetan Vinchhi for providing rare songs and relevant information.

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2 Responses to “Melody Kicks From Forgotten Flicks – Vol. 1”

  1. Surajit says:

    Thanks for the videos. When I click on video 3 it says “this video is private.” YouTube says that a login is required to view this video. What is the login?

  2. parag says:

    HI Surjit ji, sorry the YT video was by mistake saved as a private. Now I have changed the setting to public. You should be able to play it now.

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