The phenomenon called Manna Dey – 4000 songs in Bengali, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Magadh, Maithili, Punjabi, Assamese, Odia, Konkani, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam and Nepali. Holder of the Padma Shri, the Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Since his debut in 1942 with the song Upar Gagan Bishal in the film Tamanna, the playback singer and music director has been a river of melody. From this river, we have picked up five cups of harmony for you.
Coffee House er sei addata
Every Kolkatan loves it. Every Bengali music lover has it in the collection. Kolkata is incomplete without this song. College-hood is unfinished if you haven’t visited Coffee House in College Street. This song is the very epitome of nostalgia. Like everyone else Manna Dey knows that the joy of adda with friends and acquaintances is more than just time-pass, it is an irreplaceable experience.
Coffee House er adda will live forever!
Hoeto Tomar e jonno
Hands down the most romantic song ever sung. Soumitra’s charming looks and gentlemanly swagger has and is still winning many women’s hearts. Tanuja looks equally delightful and pretty.
Ami Je Jalsaghare
While Uttam Kumar excelled as Anthony Firingee, Manna Dey nailed it with the singing. The song is unforgettable and has beautifully portrayed the talent of Portuguese poet and singer Hensman Anthony who came and loved Bengal and found his true home here. This is one of the songs that made the film etched in our minds and truly paid tribute to the great man.
O Kokila Tore Sudhai Re
This is one of the most beautiful songs sung by Manna Dey and one song with the most beautiful cinematography. There is a lovely scene in this song where Soumitra cycles through a rice field which is blowing gracefully with the breeze. One gets to see the beauty of the village expressed in black and white. Add to that Soumitra’s windblown hair and Manna Dey’s golden voice – a magical journey.
Ek Chatur Naar
This song is in Hindi but no one can deny that this one of the epic performances of Manna Dey. In a duet with Kishore Kumar, another genius, each tries to outperform the other in this classic comedy. Enjoy the antics of irreplaceable Mehmood and the opposing gang. Let us have a good time and thank our stars for these classics!
- Evergreen Dev Anand lips SD Burman classic in Hai apna dil to awara
- Mr & Mrs Kishore Kumar romance in the garage – Ek Ladki Bhigi Bhagi Si
- Kishore Kumar at his best in Aane Wala Pal in Utpal Dutt’s Golmaal