Suraj Zara Aa Paas Aa: Beautiful Shammi Kapoor-Manna Dey Song

>> Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Yesterday I was watching TZP on DVD and the song Bum Bum Bole kind of reminded me of Suraj Zara Aa Paas Aa song from Ujala (1959), protagonist Ramu (Shammi Kapoor) sings this song with/for hungry underprivileged kids. Its very difficult to pen a beautiful and fun-filled positive song like this for such a gloomy scene, but that’s where lyricist Shailendra Sahab creates the magic. Ujala was written by Qamar Jalalabaadi, who himself was a great lyricist, but it were Shailendra & Hasrat Jaipuri who penned the songs for Ujala (Remember Jhoomta Mausam Mast Mahina penned by Hasrat Sahab?).

Normally you see Shammi Kapoor lip-syncing Mohd. Rafi’s voice most of the time, but in this song for a change it's Manna Dey who is providing the playback voice for Shammi...Music is by Shankar-Jaikishan (who are apparently my most favorite composers).


Suraj Zara Aa Paas Aa




(PS. Manna Dey also sung Ab Kahaan Jaaayein Hum for Shammi in this film, another classic song with haunting use of chorus by Shankar-Jaikishan)

Ab Kahaan Jaayein Hum

4 comments:

memsaab September 9, 2008 at 6:24 PM  

Ujala is a lovely film. And you know how I loooooove Shammi :-)

bollyviewer September 15, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

I loooove this song. The lyrics are so funny and yet so touching. I've been addicted to it ever since I got it from Parties Sarees and Melodies. I really need to look out for Ujala

CяŷştąŁ November 8, 2008 at 10:29 PM  

Haven't seen this movie nor heard the song..
will try doing tht

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