Vasant Desai is becoming one of my favorite music directors. Apparently, he could turn out delightful music for Sohrab Modi’s films just as easily as he did for V. Shantaram’s. These are a couple of very nice songs from Sheesh Mahal. The whole film is available online, but without subtitles. Near the beginning there are a bunch of great dances and group performances that actually remind me of some Shantaram films. And there are very good distinct songs, too, recently put up on YouTube in new versions by Bhandari2k (though I think some of these were also available from wwwgeetaduttcom).
Here’s a nice one of the good life at this Sheesh Mahal, with vocals by Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begum:
And I like this duet a lot, from Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi. (And who’s that guy playing the banjo? Uh-oh…)