Article: 270 (ATMJH)
Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#270)
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 22:30:09 PDT

                        Unsung Musicians - 4

        Song: Phir Yaad Aa Rahaa Hai, Bita Hua Zamaana, Bita  Hua
                Ujadaa? ???? ??? ????, Ab Khatm Hai  Fasaana,  Ab
Khatm Hai Fasana

        Film:   Shishe Ki Diwar (1952?)
        Music:  Shankar Dasgupta
        Lyrics: Manmohan Sabir
        Singer: Madhubala Zaveri
        *ing:   ?

This Madhubala song has moving  tune  --  a  melody  that  echoes
itself  from everywhere, much like koel's sweet calls coming from
all direction in an "amraai". Arresting number indeed. It  starts
with a couplet:
        'Man Hi Man Me Laagi Pyaas ..."

(I tried hard to decipher words from poor radio recording but ...

When I heard this song for  the  first  time,  I  couldn't  catch
film/singer  name. I believed it to be Lata -- an early one. This
is because, song is sung  in  a  style  that  we  associate  with
Noorjehan. Also Madhubala Zaveri's thin but sweet voice resembles
with that of early Lata's. Anyway she disproves  any  theory  (if
one  exists) that only Lata can do such enganging numbers by this

I am restricted by the charter of ATMJH, but  without  mentioning
other songs of this film, I will add that this is a desert island
soundtrack for me.

Author: Snehal B. Oza