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(1930 - 1972)

Bhojpuri is a regional language spoken in parts of north-central and eastern India. It is spoken in certain parts of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. It is also spoken in some parts of neighboring country Nepal. Films in Bhojpuri are very famous next to the Hindi films and for years producers have been making musical hits in Bhojpuri.

Geeta Dutt sang for a few Bhojpuri films in the sixties. Most of them had music composed by the veteran composer S N Tripathi. Most of the songs are duets with other singers like Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Kaumudi Mazumdar.

It seems that Geeta started singing for Bhojpuri films after the assignments for Hindi film singing were getting lesser.

In 1961 and 1962 she still had some good songs in Hindi films, but by 1963 they had almost dried up. Bhojpuri has a very strong dialect and its obvious that Geeta Dutt is not very fluent in the pronunciations of typical Bhojpuri words. Yet, Geeta renders it smoothly and expressions of the rustic feelings in songs like "Jaan laike hatheli pai chalbai jamaane se na dar bai" are good examples of her swift singing.

She sang for films like Ayel Basant Bahar (1961), Bidesia (1963), Balma Bada Nadaan and Jogin. The total no of songs could be less than ten. More personal problems surrounded Geeta, with demise of husband film maker Guru Dutt in 1964. This took toll on her singing career in all the languages and it seems like her stint with Bhojpuri film music was pretty short lived.

Notable composer Jaidev composed music for a Nepali film "Maitighar". The film starred Mala Sinha who was helped by Geeta Dutt when she was a struggling actress. Geeta sang a few songs for this Nepali film for Jaidev. She also sang for the Maithili film ''Mamta gave geet''.

There is very little information available about Geeta Dutt's work in Bhojpuri, Maithili, Nepali, Sindhi and other languages. We request all to help us with any information on these.

List of Bhojpuri songs sung by Geeta Dutt
Year Film Track Co-Singer Music Lyrics Remarks
1961 Ayel Basant Bahar Boji jaise bhaiyya maane - - - -
1961 Ayel Basant Bahar Tohare naina mein khoi gaile Manna Dey - - -
1963 Bidesia Neek saiyyaan bin bhawnwaan naahi laagai sakhyan Kaumudi Mazumdar - - -
1963 Bidesia Jaan laike hatheli pai chalbai Kaumudi Mazumdar - - -
- Balma Bada Nadaan Laaga-laaga re - - - -
- Jogin Ladkaiyan ma wa jab i chohna to jawaani ma ka Mahendra Kapoor - - -
- Jogin Sagre bahnwa se samujhe na manwa ho Mahendra Kapoor - - -
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