Desai, a great composer from the land of King Shivaji,
whose career spanned from forties to early seventies,
is always remembered for his memorable music for films
of his mentor V Shantaram. He must be one of the composers
who utilised the potential in Geeta ji's voice very
effectively in spite of giving so few songs to her.
Geeta's two duets with Lata ji composed by Vasant Desai"Ankhiyaan
bhool gayi hain sona" and "Meri chhoti si behen" are
evergreen songs and the feelings in these are timeless.
Both are teasing songs and how well does Geeta tease
her friend Lata! In the first song, it is a saheli teasing
the heroine and in the second it is a little brother
teasing his elder sister. These two songs invariably
find places in CD compilations of Geeta Dutt and that
proves their popularity even after fifty years!
In spite of her being on top from 1947 to 1949, Geeta's
first songs for the veteran composer Vasant Desai came
only in 1950 for the film Sheesh Mahal. The song is
“Jise dhoondhati phirati hain meri nazar" sung with
the legendary Mohd. Rafi. When Geeta sings "jee woh
hi toh hoon main..." you know that only Geeta can sing