The thick fog settles
over the bustling bazaar,
like a bloodless sun.

Awesome weather in Meerut. Totally loving it. Just the kind of time for Hemant Kumar, Tum Pukaar lo and a long long night. So, who else thinks his is the most angelic voice ever in Hindi movies?


Posted on October 25, 2005, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. :). Any doubts…??? Adding the following list to your song…2)Yeh nayan dare dare 3)Zara nazaron se keh do ji 4)O neend na mujheko aaye 5) Yaad kiya dil ne…6)Na ye chand hoga na taarey rajengey…7) Na tum hamen jaano…8)Jaane woh kaise log the 9) Ya dil ki suno duniyawaalo 10) Beqarar karke hamen yu na jaayiyen 12) Teri duniya mein jeene se 13) Raah bani khud manzil…

    …some of the songs which come immediately to my mind by one of my favourite singers and composers…:)

    • Excellent list. Do you have that two- volume HMV casette set too? ๐Ÿ™‚ Good to see another HK fan!!

      • I have only vol-1 of HK :(, but a 5 cassette set of Mannadey :).

      • I just picked up the 2 volume casette 2 nights ago from this shop in Meerut that had all these old classics. Picked a Madan Mohan casette today, which I am looking forward to hearing. Mannadey, haven’t heard much. Maybe, next time I go there. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • If you want a start on Mannadey, buy a cassette of Chori Chori (Aaja sanam madhur chandni mein hum; Yeh raat bheegi bheegi; Jaha main jaati hu wahi chaley aatey ho…), Teesri kasam (Chalat musafir)…:), Kaala Baazar (Sanjh dhali dil ki lagi thak chali pukar ke…). Take my word; all the films I mentioned have timeless master pieces, not just of Mannadey or other singers for that matter, THE MUSIC… Happy listening. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • chori chori i have heard..i think i have the casette too. great songs indeed. the first two, i absolutely love. Didn’t remember those were manna dey though. Timeless masterpieces indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Arun,

    You can be even more happy that you are NOT in Bangalore right now…


  3. OMG, OMG, OMG i absolutely absolutely rate hemant da as the most mellifluous voice ever to grace hindi cinema (yes, even more so than rafi, talat mehmood). ‘yeh nayan dare dare’, ‘chupa lo yoon dil mein pyaar mera’ are amongst my all time fave songs….

    bangalore ka bahut burra haal hai. half of it is submerged under water, traffic is snarling (literally), a distance of two kms took me three hours to drive yesterday, sid’s playschool/ creche is closed due to rains- everything’s topsy turvy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • Wow, curious coincidence that. For me, it’s always a toss up between Talat Mahmood and Hemant Kumar for the most mellifluous voice.

      Rafi, I like, but not as much. Prefer Kishore to Rafi.

      Too bad about Blr and sorry to hear about this. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Really awful. Hope things get better soon.

      • talat mahmood requires a particular mood, a frame of mind. i can’t just switch on talat and enjoy him. talat really can be depressing at times- more so if you’re feeling down. other than that i think his crooning is like warm molten honey to my ears….

  4. it depends on the song – he sounds really soul stirring in that one but not so great in all songs, i think.

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