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Melody Kicks From Forgotten Flicks : Vol. 4

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Geeta Bali
In spite of great talent and charming personality, the wonderful actress Geeta Bali ji ended up acting in a lot of low budget films, many of which have been forgotten with the passage of time. Some references on the internet suggest that her difficult financial conditions and need to support the family was main reason behind this.

Laalten (1956) was one of such films where she was paired opposite the great actor Motilal sahab. It’s music was composed by Hemantda and once again we have Geeta ji singing as many as six films for this film. She sang two solos and four duets. Out of the four duets, one was with S Balbir sahab , the rest three were of course sung by Hemantda himself.

Hemantda himself sang one solo for this film which has become famous among music lovers for it has a reference to keeping the photo of Geeta Bali in the pocket.

Here are those six melodious and enjoyable songs of Geeta ji from this film. Actual videos of none of the songs are available but we consider ourselves lucky to be able to listen to these rare and lovely songs.

1) Agar pyaar mein muskuraaye na hote –

This is the best song from the album where Geeta ji pours her heart in this melancholy. The lyrics of the highest order by Kaif Irfani sahab, fine music and singing with all the feelings – all these make it a memorable presentation

2) Kabhi akad kar baat na karna humse are mawaali, ek nazar mein humne tumko dil ki Dilli de daali –

The same Kaif Irfani sahab now pens a light hearted romantic-comic song. The composer-singer and Geeta ji make this such a lovely fun-filled enjoyable song.

3) Lo aaya Johny laalten-

This seems to be the title song about some vendor of lanterns penned by Indivar ji.

4) Oh Lilli Lilli Lilli –

A fun-filled duet with S Balbir sahab. Again Kaif Irfani sahab shows his versatility. Geeta ji was so well-versed with these comic styled songs.

5) Maine tujhe pukaara, tu bhi mujhe pukaar

Again a highlight song of the film, penned by Shewan Rizwi sahab. An emotionally charged song sung so well by Hemantda in his deep voice and Geeta ji who has always excelled in soulful songs.

6) Dil ka tattoo ad jaata hain

Another romantic-comic song penned by Indivar ji and sung by Hemantda and Geeta ji. Among all the songs of this film, this is rarest song which was recently found on youtube.