Friends, Please see the HMV statement regarding JISDESHMEGANGABAHATIHAI 1960 Music on their LP cover…….
The music on this record is taken from the soundtrack of R.K.films stupendous production “ Jis Deshme Ganga Baheti Hai” featuring Indian screen’s top star Rajkapoor and Padmini. The theme of the film is the strange story of the progress of a strange pilgrim, a simple hearted child of the soil,who sings his way into the hearts of men where for centuries the monster of hate and crime has resided. The music is provided by the ace team of music directors ShankarJaikishan who in their own words were guided by a single thought that the music of this film must present the genius of the land,with this end in view they have had to resort to a great deal of inspired choral singing, utilize folk styles typical of the music of the soil, and assemble perhaps the most varied and extensive orchestra used in any recent Indian film. Rhythm is the dominating feature of the musical score of “JDMGBH” and in composing this score the music directors appear to have been conscious of one striking truth that rhythm evokes similar reactions to each beat from diverse people and signifies the one new of life. The songs renderings which have done full justice to the music are mainly by the ever popular playback singers Lata and Mukesh whereas other artists who have ably assisted them in certain numbers are Asha,Geeta Dutt,Manna dey and Mahendra kapoor.