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(1930 - 1972)
   Beautiful voice Personified

   Early years of struggle

   Career in late 40's

   Career in early 50's

   Marriage to Guru Dutt

   Career in late 50's

   Last phase of her career

1962 was another eventful year in Geetaji’s life. The proof that there was love still existed between Geetaji and Guru Dutt, their third child, a daughter named Nina, was born in August. This however did not solve their problems. The impending gloom and doom was fast nearing and it was just about impossible to stop it. Both of them started living separately. Both of them took to the bottle to find solace. Neither one could find any peace or tranquility in their lives. Young but restless, both scaled the ladder of high achievement only to tumble down. Both had so much to offer to each other and to the rest of the world, yet none of the promise they possessed completely fulfilled, thrown away succumbed to the common worldly pressures.

This was the first time after her career skyrocketed to unprecedented fame and fortune, Geetaji found herself with very few offers to work with. Personal problems, new baby, and drinking all contributed to this. She worked in only 11 movies that year. She sang in more movies in 1947, her second year as a singer than in 1962. Even Chitragupt for whom she sang in her career a maximum number of songs than anyone else, managed to give her only a single a solo in “Aankh Micholi”. In “Gangu” she sang three duets for Kalyanji & Anandji. N. Dutta had her sing two solos in “Sachhe Moti”. She sang a duet in “Godaan” for Pandit Ravi Shankar. In Salil Chowdhury’s “Half Ticket” she recorded a duet with Kishore Kumar.

She had a beautiful duet in her mentor’s movie S.D. Burman’s “Dr. Vidya”. In “Shiv Parvati” she sang a duet for Tripathiji.

But the songs she will be remembered the most were for her husband’s film “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam”. Hemant Kumar composed its beautiful music. Geetaji had sung three heart rendering magnificent and matchless solos for that movie. In the solo “Piya Aiso Jiya Mein” Geetaji was at once mischievous, playful, and complaining to her lover all at the same time.

Geetaji breathes life into the song and becomes the actress for whom she was lip synching, great Meena Kumari. This song is one for the ages. Now in the other solo, “Na Jaao Saiyan”, she brings out the drunken and sensual singing experience. Hemantda’s music with intermittent pauses as the song progresses and the slur in the singing of Geetaji, was it really the magnificence personified or was she drunk when singing to bring in this effect? It is as close to reality as it can get to. The third song is the one done with a haunting tone, “Koi Door Se Awaaz Di Chale Aao”. One can feel the pain and suffering behind the melancholic melody underlining that song. No one can sing this real, this hurt, this drunk. Only Geetaji could.

Geetaji also sang in 1962 in “Baghdad Ki Raatein”, “Deccan Queen”, “Neeli Aankhen”, and “Sri Ganesh”. Details of the songs in these movies are currently not available.

Geetaji’s singing history for films in 1962 is summarized in the table starting on the next page. Please note that this information is not complete.

Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1962
Song Singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Tumhi Ne Chup Chup Ke Geeta Dutt Aankh Micholi Chitragupt Majrooh Sultanpuri
Chale Aao Chale Aao Geeta Dutt Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Hemant Kumar Shakeel Badayuni
Na Jaao Saiyan Geeta Dutt Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Hemant Kumar Shakeel Badayuni
Piya Aiso Jiya Mein Geeta Dutt & Rafi Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Hemant Kumar Shakeel Badayuni
Kya Kaha Zara Phir Kaho Geeta Dutt & Subir Sen Gangu Kalyanji & Anandji Prem Dhawan
Mehfil Hai Aaj Geeta Dutt & Suman Kalyanpur Gangu Kalyanji & Anandji Prem Dhawan
Yeh Gora Gora Mukhda Geeta Dutt & Mohd. Rafi Gangu Kalyanji & Anandji Prem Dhawan
Are O Deewane Geeta Dutt Sachche Moti N. Dutta Sahir Ludhianvi
Mere Munne Re Geeta Dutt Sachche Moti N. Dutta Sahir Ludhianvi
O Bedardi Kyon Tadpaaye Geeta Dutt & Mahendra Kapoor Godaant Ravi Shankar Shailendra
Aayi Hai Dilruba Geeta Dutt Asha Bhosle Dr. Vidya S.D. Burman Majrooh Sultanpuri
Dina Tan Dir Dima More Lage Re Lage Geeta Dutt Asha Bhosle Shiv Parvati S.N. Tripathi Shailendra
Aankhon Mein Tum Geeta Dutt & KishoreKumar Half Ticket Salil Chowdhury Shailendra
1960    1961    1963   1964   1965   1966-69
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