The songs of Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal (1966) have always fascinated me. Unfortunately, since I was born much later, I did not get to watch this movie in the theaters. Television was an option. But, I don’t remember having watched this movie on TV. I guess this is the first time, I watched this movie; while reviewing the songs.
The story has the male protagonist – the quintessential college student (Rajeev) sinking into the quagmire of dirty politics, without understanding the devious intentions of certain quarters. The leading lady (Tanuja) has been used as an object in the movie, although she is shown to have strong opinions about studenthood and politics. Though she is inspired by her mother to help the hero to come out of the muck, she does not do much about it. The movie was an interesting attempt during the time it was made.
Most songs have been picturized beautifully and depict deeper meaning through symbolism. However, I am unable to understand one thing. For me, if someone sings for a movie song, the singer’s voice should be suitable for the person lip-synching the song, though some people will disagree with this. I believe that even if a person has a cold, their voice’s inherent characteristics will not change. Manna Dey, Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi have sung for Rajeev. I find it difficult to digest this because all the 3 male voices are distinct and different from each other. Unluckily, I can’t ask this question to the composer Roshan Sahab because he is not alive now. 🙁
Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal (1966) Songs
Nai umar ke naye sitaron… Bhupinder Singh.
Mero Saiyan gulabiya ka phool… Suman Kalyanpur and Minu Purushottam.
Thi shubh suhag ki raat… Manna Dey.
Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai… Mohammad Rafi (solo).
Isko bhi apnata chal… Mohammad Rafi.
Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai… Asha Bhonsle and Mohammad Rafi (Duet).
Karwan guzar gaya gubar dekhte rahe… Mohammad Rafi.