Article: 274 (ATMJH)
Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#274)
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 15:35:17 +0530 (IST)

                        Unsung Musicians - 8

        Song:  Zindagaani  Se  Sahaare  Laut  Aa,  Zindagaani  Ke
Sahaare Laut Aa
                Mera Har Aansoo Pukaare Laut  Aa,  Zindagaani  Ke
Sahaare Laut Aa

        Film:   Saloni (1952)
        Music:  Basant Prakash
        Lyrics: Raja Mehndi Ali Khan
        Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
        *ing:   ?

Basant Prakash is more known  as  younger  brother  of  Khemchand
Prakash  than  as a music director. I rate this soundtrack as his
best. He also composed Badnaam in this  same  year  -  1952.  His
other  notable  film was Jyot Jale. Well coming to today's ATMJH:
It's a piano based song. To give you an idea of it's structure, I
can  equate it with other Lata solo from Daag (1952) -- 'Kaahe Ko
Der Lagaayi Re'. As with the Daag song, this number too  is  also
having  a  couplet  before  the  song.  But  I  am  yet to find a
recording with that couplet. Song is touching melody. At the  end
of  first  line  (of  the  two in a stanza) Basant Prakash uses a
pleasing and mellow piano piece. That  actually  is  very  clever
use,  for that alone helps bring song back on sum! The first line
is sung slow but brings the entire  beauty  out  by  some  superb
"swar-andolan"  in  gaayaki. Second line of the stanza is sung in
the tune of mukhada to end the antaraa.  This  follows  interlude
consisting of some string instrument (clarinet?) and sitar, which
itself is too good to glue anyone. I consider  this  song  to  be
Lata-Basant Prakash masterpiece - a great sentimental score.

Author: Snehal B. Oza