I’m delightedly discovering the great singer Manik Varma. Here are three film clips…
This is a really nice mujra from Aage Badho (1947), one of Dev Anand’s earliest films.
This is from an even older Dev Anand movie, Hum Ek Hain (1946). I do recognize this dancer, and you should too.
This song is beautiful. And look, that’s Shubha Khote! The song is “Ghan Nila Ladiwala,” from a Marathi film. (Maybe someone else has more info on this?)