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K. Amarnath had a keen ear for melodious music and was fully involved with the lyricists, music directors & singers in the composition & rendition of the songs for his movies.  Songs are an ultimate expression of feelings;  in fact, sometimes they carry the story forward or can be used to give a kind of comic relief.

One of the highlights of K.Amarnath’s movies was the beautiful picturization of these songs which were penned by numerous wonderful lyricists set to pleasing tunes by some of the greatest music directors of the Golden Era of the Indian film industry.

K.Amarnath also aptly used typical Punjabi folk songs that would create the exact atmosphere to express sorrow, pity or sympathy in sad situations, such as in his legendary classic tragedies, Mirza Sahiban (1947) & Laila Majnu (1953). 


From a total of 280 songs from his movies (1936-1971), there are about 150 wonderful songs available online at present.

Below are some evergreen classic songs from his movies: 


“Tasveer Banata Hoon” – Bara-Dari – 1955 – sung by Talat Mahmood

“Meri Neendon Mein Tum” – Naya Andaz – 1956 – sung by Kishore Kumar & Shamshad Begum

“Chori chori dil ka lagana” – Bada Bhai – 1957 – sung by Asha Bhosle & Talat Mahmood

“Muft Huye Badnaam” – Baraat – 1960 – sung by Mukesh

“Ankhiyan Sang Ankhiyaan Lagee Aaj” – Bada Admi – 1961 – sung by Mohammad Rafi

“Dil Bekarar Sa Hai” – Ishaara – 1964 – sung by Mohammad Rafi 

“Dil Bekarar Sa Hai” – Ishaara – 1964 – sung by Lata Mangeshkar


Some Trivia associated with Songs from K.Amarnath movies:

– Mohammed Rafi always “considered” his chorus singing with G.M.Durrani for the song “aji dil ho kaaboo mein to dildaar ki aisi taisi ” from “Gaon ki Gori” (1945), music by Shyam Sunder, to be his first Hindi Film song.

– Lata Mangeshkar had listed “Sajan ki Galiyan Chhod Chale” from “Bazar” (1949), as one of her ten best songs.

– The only movie in which the three music director brothers Pt. Amarnath & Husnlal-Bhagatram came together was Mirza Sahiban (1947). 

– The only song Talat Mahmood sang for Laxmikant Pyarelal was “Mohabbat ki Kahaniya” from “Woh Din Yaad Karo” (1971).


Below are links to some more song-related pages posted on this website:


Songs from K.Amarnath’s Movies – Compilation of YouTube reviews by Priya MyMusicalHeaven

(Posted:December 2020)

K.Amarnath and his Music – by Raaj Bothra

(Posted:May 2020)

Top 20 Songs

(Posted:Dec 2014)

Movie Songs – Page 1

(Posted:May 2013)

Movie Songs – Page 2

(Posted:May 2013)

Movie Songs – Page 3

(Posted:May 2013)

Souvenir Song Books

(Posted:Dec 2014)

K. Amarnath Movie Songs on mp3/

(Posted:May 2017)

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