I wish to apologise for those who may not be able to understand the lyrics – but I was most excited to find these videos on the internet.

Abhi Dhoond Rahi Thi Tumhe Yeh Nazar Hamari

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGeL9JIr6Wk]

Kuch Log Rooth Kar Bhi Lagtay hain Kitnay Piyaray

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alQ-btZj3Vk]

Woh Mera Ho na Saka, Mein Bura Kiyon Manoon

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATRBGxQm9MA]

One Response to Three Melodies – the evergreen voice of Noor Jehan

  1. Sidhusaaheb says:

    ‘Hindi’ film songs of that era made use of almost the same vocabulary and yet those were ‘Hindi’ films and these were ‘Urdu’ films. I would not say that either side was copying the other, but simply that they really were (and still are) very similar culturally.

    I have seen many people from Pakistan feel threatened about their ‘separate identity’ being questioned and the ‘two nation theory’ in jeopardy, when I say that, although it is not something that is untrue.

    To that I would say that Pakistan is and has been a sovereign nation for the past 60 years and I recognise and respect that. However, I still do feel bad about a split that was based on religion alone and even more so about the fact India and Pakistan still do not share relations as cordial as I would have wanted them to.

    All that is besides the point, however.

    Madam Noor Jehan had a golden voice and I love listening to it! I especially recall her songs from the film Anmol Ghadi that I often used to listen to on radio, in my younger days, and still get to watch on television sometimes. 🙂

    These songs are absolutely wonderful! Thanks for posting these here! 🙂

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