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(1930 - 1972)
About Geeta Dutt
   Beautiful voice personified

   Early years of struggle

   Career in late 40's

   Career in early 50's

   Career in 60's

   Last phase of her career
Personal Details
   Marriage to Guru Dutt

   Life with Guru Dutt

   Geeta and her Children

   Brother Mukul Roy

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.

Someone wrote that if Geetaji were alive today Pepsi people could not have found anyone with so much fizz promoting their product. The songs “Ban Dhadkan”, “Teri Kaafir Nigah” and “Sach Sach Bol” are still pleasing on ears for the melody and singing styles.

Burmanda had Geetaji sing in three of his movies during 1955. These were “Devdas” (two duets), “Munimji” (two solos, a duet, and a triplet), and “Society” (a solo and a duet). The duets in “Devdas” with Manna Dey are some fine compositions by Burmanda creating 40’s Bengal atmosphere. Even today, Geetaji’s triplet with Hemant Kumar and Thakur, the song “Dil Ki Umangen Hain Jawan” brings chuckles. Geetaji was at her teasing best the way she sang the song.

Anil Biswas, generally considered a Lata person, had Geetaji sing six separate solos in “Faraar”. Some of the beautiful numbers include “Har Ek Nazar”, “Ek Raat” and “Jee Bhar Ke”. In “Do Dulhe” she sang two solos and a duet. For “Shiva Bhkta” she sang a solo for which music was by Chiragupt. Hansraj Behl had her sing two solos in “Darbaar”.

For Hemant Kumar’s “Bahu” Geetaji sang a solo and a duet. In Jagmohan’s “Sardar” she had a solo. Khayyam ji her sing a solo in “Tatar Ka Chor”.

For “Milap” she sang three beautiful solos and a duet. The music was by N. Dutta. It was his maiden venture. The music was a hit. The movie also had a new director, Raj Khosla.

Geetaji sang a solo and a duet in “Amanat”. This Bimal Roy movie had its music composed by Salil Chowdhury. The music for “Ab-E-Hayat” was provided by Sardar Malik. Geetaji had three solos in it.

Geetaji’s singing history for films in 1955 is summarized in the table starting on the next page. Please note that this information is not complete.
Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1955
Song Co-singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Bhanwra Badaa Diwana - Nirmal Bulo C. Rani Moti
Aansoo Bhao Tum Udhar Mukesh Pyar Ki Baatein - -
Hum Tumse Poochte Hain Mohd. Rafi Hamari Shaan Chitragupt Anjum Jaipuri
Jeene Ki Khushi Na Marne Ka Gham - Hamari Shaan Chitragupt Anjum Jaipuri
Ye Taaron Bhari Raat Mohd. Rafi Hamari Shaan Chitragupt Anjum Jaipuri
Hai Yeh Mausam-E-Bahaar Talat Mahmood Shabistan C.Ramchandra & Madan Mohan Qamar Jalalabadi
Hum Hain Tere Diwane Chitalkar , Talat Mahmood Shabistan C.Ramchandra & Madan Mohan Qamar Jalalabadi
Kaho Ek Baar Mujhe Talat Mahmood Shabistan C.Ramchandra & Madan Mohan Qamar Jalalabadi
Uth Aaye Watan Ke Pramodini Patkar & Mohd. Rafi Kashmir Hansraj Behl -
Andhiyari Kari Raat Mein - Nakhare Hansraj Behl -
Humne Bhi Pyaar Kiya Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi Nakhare Hansraj Behl -
Koi Dil NaKisise Lagaaye - Shabistan Hansraj Behl -
Chhupne Ke Liye Hain Hamida Banu Rajput Hansraj Behl -
Dum Tod Diya On Jaanewale - Stage Husnlal-Bhagatram Sarshar Sailani
Mast Chandni Jhoom Rahi Hai Mukesh Pyaar Ki Baaten Khayyam Munawwar Khanna
Bhilanath Re Naiyya Paar Laggane Waale Manna Dey Shri Ganesh Janma Khemchand Prakash -
Hey Laxmikant - - - -
Mere Bholenaath - - - -
O Deepak Ke Sang Jaltaa - - - -
Shiv Shankar Daya karo - - - -
Sachhi Baatein Bataane Mein - Ada Madan Mohan S.K. Deepak
Chup Ke Chup Ke Jab Se Hua Hai Pyaar Surendra Maya Machhindra Neelkanth Tiwari -
Gehri Gehri Mindiya Mein Asha Bhosle Wafa Vinod D.N.Madhok
Aankhon Se Pooch Lo - Bedardi Roshan - -
Do Pyaar Ki Baatein Ho - Bedardi Roshan - -
More Tum Se Ho - Bedardi Roshan - -
Unhe ApnaBanaa Lena - Bedardi Roshan - -
Aaj Ki Raat Piya - Baazi S.D. Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Ae Dil Ae Diwane - Baazi S.D. Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Dek Ke Akeli Mohe - Baazi S.D. Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Suno Gajar Kya Gaaye - Baazi S.D. Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui - Baazi S.D. Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Tum Bhi Na Bhoolo Balam - Baazi S.D. Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Yeh Kaun Aaya - Baazi S.D. Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Bhagwan Do Ghadi Insaan - Bahaar S.D. Burman Rajinder Krishan
O Duniyawalo Kitne Zaalim - Bahaar S.D.Burman Rajinder Krishan
Bas Chupke Hi Chupke Se - Ek Nazar S.D.Burman -
Ik Alhad Balhad Chhori - Ek Nazar S.D.Burman -
Panghat Pe Dekho Mohd.Rafi Naujawan S.D.Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Zara Jhoom Le Mohd. Rafi Naujawan S.D.Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
Kyon Rooth Gaye Humse - Hanuman Pataal Vijay S.N.Tripathi Anjum Jaipuri
Aaj Aachanak Jaag Uthe Sulochana Kadam Laxmi Narayan S.N.Tripathi B.D. Mishra
Gayi Birha Ki Raat - Laxmi Narayan S.N.Tripathi B.D. Mishra
Kal Ki Yeh Baat - Laxmi Narayan S.N.Tripathi B.D. Mishra
Kaun Bhool Mujh Se Hui - Laxmi Narayan S.N.Tripathi B.D. Mishra
Oh Bhool Jaanewale - Laxmi Narayan S.N.Tripathi B.D. Mishra
Phoolon Se Karloon - Laxmi Narayan S.N.Tripathi R.C. Pandey
1956    1957    1958    1959
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