27 January, 2021

'The Music Had To Be Pathos-Laden'

'And yet despite the air of despondency, it needed to celebrate the contribution of those that laid down their lives'

'The Music Had To Be Pathos-Laden'

Sanjeev Kohli, son of Madan Mohan, speaks on the celebrated music of Haqeeqat 

Who approached Madan Mohan saab for the music. Chetan ji himself? When was this?

Chetan Anand had directed various films earlier, among them Afsar , Anjali, Aandhiyaan, F funtoosh, Kinare Kinare... but these were for either Navketan or other banners. He had worked with composers S.D. Burman and Jaidev, both being part of the regular Navketan team and even Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

In 1963 , just after the Indo-China war , he chose to launch his own production company. He was directing Kinare Kinare at the time with Jaidevji’s music. He launched Himalaya Films and approached Madan Mohanji to team up with him. Madan Mohanji was being acclaimed for his scores in Sanjog , Manmauji and Anpadh , and had many films in the pipeline, due to the appreciation of his recent work.

Haqeeqat was a 1964 release. That ...



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