February 6, 2009

"Halke halke," Apne paraye (1980)

Our first post-hiatus Shabana-gaana is a pretty song from Basu Chatterjee's 1980 film Apne paraye. I have had this film in my collection for ages but still have not got round to watching it.

The song is sung competently by Lata Mangeshkar but I don't find her a great match for Shabana Azmi, who by the way looks completely lovely in the song.

The video is not embeddable so click here to watch it on YouTube.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The tune of song Halke Halke haunted my memories since last 25 years. I heard this song first on a Gramophone Record when I was young. Later I watched the movie on TV, same year. This 'Lori' is still sung by my Aunt for her grandchildren. Now thanks to Internet I may be able to gift her this song on a CD. Bappi Lahiri's another ever-melodious tune with well choosen words of lyricist Yogesh. Shabana's screen presence gives a wonder touch to this song.

Anonymous said...

' Halke halke ' by Lata and ' Gaon mere mann ' by Yesudas are two beautiful songs of ' Apne Paraye '.
Bappi Da's tunes are exhilarating. Yogesh's lyrics helps to set the mood of these songs perfectly.
One of the best bed-time songs I have heard in Hindi.

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gouri

memsaab said...

Lata should have quit singing by this point (at least for "heroines"), her voice is too old for Shabana. But it's a beautiful, beautiful song :-)

Indian said...

Beautiful song, melodious. Lata is simply amazing.

sareez said...

Lata is one of the legent of Indian singers.

Shonam dua said...

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