I haven’t posted songs from the Pakistani Choo Mantar for a while, though I did post a couple in the past. So now, here are more… I suspect the Indian version of this film is better known, but I actually learned about the Pakistani version first (a few years back) because of Noor Jehan. And the music here is, of course, wonderful. Now our friend Tom has posted every Noor Jehan song in the film, and that gave me the chance to include all the ones that I’d left out so far…

I love this Sing Off! Noor Jehan and Zubaida Khanum (whom I have liked a lot for a few years – but who I have always known could not be a match for Noor Jehan).


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I had this one on a “Noor Jehan Evergreen Hits” compilation, and I have listened to it a lot on buses and subways… But I actually didn’t know – or had forgotten – that it is from this film too. I like the comments at the end, by the way: “What singing!” “Excellent.” I couldn’t agree more…

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This is beautiful too:

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And this:

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All such great singing, and great music, too (by Rafiq Ali). And by the way, I think Noor looks gorgeous here too.
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P.S. OK, I’ve changed my mind about something: I have decided that I will post the ones that I’d posted before (only this time using Tom’s new uploads): The “Heya Ho” song and the drag song. Here:

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