Being wed for two years and raising a son who already was a year old, Geetaji found little more time this year to participate in singing. She sang around 20 or so movies. Among the notable music directors she sang for included O.P. Nayyar and S.D. Burman.
Here husband Guru Dutt made “Mr. & Mrs. ‘55” during 1955. It had Madhubala and Guru Dutt in the leads and was directed by Guru Dutt himself. Its music once again was composed by O.P. Nayyar. By this time, the Geetaji-OP tandem were in sync as the pair delivered hit after hit. “Mr. & Mrs. ‘55” was no different. This had nine songs and Geetaji sang six of them. She had three solos and three duets with Mohd. Rafi. After nearly 55 years, the songs and the music of this movie remain fresh.
C.H. Atma made famous the song “Preetam Aan Milo”. Geetaji sings a song that starts similarly in “Mr. & Mrs. ‘55”. This song was originally written by Saroj Mohini whom Nayyar later married. Mohiniji was a bit apprehensive when she heard that OP will have her sing this song in this movie. But when she heard Geeetaji sing the song, she knew that Geetaji was not just any other ordinary singer. She was a singer extraordinaire. It is
amazing how well Geetaji’ spirited voice amplifies Madhubala’s already spritely personality in the movie. Geetaji leaves her stamp even on Madhubala when she sings with her soul the song “Thandi Hawa Kaali Ghata”. Then Geetaji turns completely opposite when she dances with the actress Cuckoo by lending her voice in the song “Neele Aasmani”. Among the three duets, “Udhar Tum Hassen Ho” is a standout.
Geetaji also had three solos for OP’s film “Miss Coca Cola”. The movie starred Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor who were in love with each other and were on the verge of getting married.