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"EK SHAAM TALAT MAHMOOD KE NAAM CONCERTS" BY KHALID

 

TALAT MAHMOOD

THE STAR !

TALAT MAHMOOD IS EASILY THE HANDSOMEST SINGER TO EVER SET FOOT
INTO THE INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY. HE HAD THE LOOKS, THE STYLE AND
CHARISMA OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR !
 


TALAT MAHMOOD HAS STARRED IN 13 FILMS MAKING
HIM ONE OF BOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST SINGING STARS !

"RAJLAXMI"   1945    KANANBALA
"TUM AUR MAIN"  1947 KANANDEVI
"SAMAPTI"  1949 BHARTI DEVI
"ARAAM"  1951 MADHUBALA , DEV ANAND
"DIL-E-NADAAN"  1953 SHYAMA, PEACE KANWAL
"DAK BABU"  1954 NADIRA
"WARIS"  1954 SURAIYA, NADIRA
"RAFTAAR"  1955 NADIRA
"DIWALI KI RAAT"  1956 ROOPMALA, SHASHIKALA
"EK GAON KI KAHANI"      1957 MALA SINHA
"LALA ROOKH"  1958 SHYAMA
"MAALIK"  1958 SURAIYA
"SONE KI CHIDIYA"  1958 NUTAN

 

The stunning good looks that had women swooning ....
whether in a concert hall or in a cinema hall !
 


AN ALL INDIA BEAUTY CONTEST WAS LAUNCHED TO FIND A HEROINE TO STAR OPPOSITE MEGA-STAR TALAT MAHMOOD IN 'DIL E NADAAN' !!!

ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY OF INDIA - DEC '87

         'For Talat's film 'DIL E NADAAN', famous producer A.R. Kardar launched an 'All India Beauty Contest' to hunt for a new heroine to act opposite this immensely popular and much sought after Singing Star. The contest was sponsored by "Kolynos" the then leading brand of toothpaste. The winner was beautiful Peace Kanwal and she did the romantic lead opposite Talat.  It was a dream come true for her !  Which girl in those days would not have given her right ear to come face to face with this handsome King Of Ghazals !!! '

( The under-production name 'Nashaad' was later changed to 'DIL E NADAAN' )
 




The 50's was the era of the Singing Star. America had Elvis Presley, England had Cliff Richard and India had Talat Mahmood !  Handsome, good looking men with fantastic voices and a distinguished style of singing that was all their own. The mere mention of their names on the silver screen was enough to pull in female crowds looking for gentle romantic fare, with clean cut story lines. Whether Elvis, Cliff or Talat, these singers were packaged and presented on the silver screen with the utmost of care. Nothing was left to chance. For them, it was nothing but the biggest producers, the biggest banners, the topmost heroines and of course, hand picked music composers to create those scintillating musical scores !


Producer Sohrab Modi, Suraiya, Nadira, Mrs Talat, Talat Mahmood
and Director Nitin Bose at premiere of 'WARIS'

***   When producer Sohrab Modi (the Cecil B. DeMille of Indian Cinema) conceived the film 'WARIS' for the reigning singing superstar Talat Mahmood, he decided to bring in the highly respected Director Nitin Bose, renowned for introducing playback singing to Indian Cinema and later for directing the great Dilip Kumar's magnum opus 'Ganga Jamuna'.  Not just one, but two top heroines were signed up to play the lead opposite Talat Mahmood -  Suraiya, the highest paid heroine of her time and the beautiful Nadira !  Apart from being the top stars of the day, they were also great fans of this handsome singer and welcomed the chance to team up with the Ghazal King.  'WARIS' of course, was a hit!

***   Talat Mahmood starred with the actress par excellence, Nutan, in Sone Ki Chidiya. Nutan always referred to Seema and Sone Ki Chidiya as her careers two most memorable films !

***   Famous producer - director A.R. Kardar, signed up Talat Mahmood for his musical venture Dil e Nadaan. An all India beauty contest was then launched to find a heroine to star opposite mega star Talat Mahmood for this film ! The winner was lovely Peace Kanwal. After acting in Dil e Nadaan, she got married to a well known industrialist and gave up acting completely.

***   Talat Mahmood starred in the 1957 hit Ek Gaon Ki Kahani  with the lovely Mala Sinha as heroine, directed by well known director Dulal Guha and produced by Satyen Bose ( who has also produced one of the biggest hits and highest box office grossers of all time - 'Dosti' )

***   Producer S.U. Sunny, who had earlier made the Dilip Kumar starrers  Babul and Udan Khatola, cast the striking singer-duo of Talat Mahmood and Suraiya for his film Maalik.

***   Despite the presence of Dev Anand and Madhubala in Araam, the star appeal of Talat Mahmood was used to boost the box office ratings of the film !

***   Director Nitin Bose, whose credits include the great Dilip Kumar's magnum opus Ganga Jamuna, directed Talat Mahmood in Waris !

***   At a Suraiya retrospective in Mumbai in 1994, a much-acclaimed film was the late Sohrab Modi's Waris. This film starred handsome Talat Mahmood as hero.

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STAR STUDDED PREMIERE
OF 'DIL E NADAAN'

 A star studded premiere was held for Talat's film 'Dil e Nadaan' and film industry friends from Dilip Kumar to Raj Kapoor turned up to wish the reigning superstar Talat Mahmood all the very best!


Peace Kanwal, Nimmi, V Shantaram, Talat, Dilip Kumar


Talat, Karan Dewan, Dewan Sharar, producer of 'Dil e Nadaan' A R Kardar,
V Shantaram and Raj Kapoor
 


SHYAMA  actress

CINE BLITZ magazine - MARCH '85

"Co-starring with Talat Mahmood  in LALA ROOKH was a dream come true for me. Even though this was my second film with him, my heart would still miss a beat whenever we acted together !  He was my heart-throb for as long as  I can remember and I made it a point never to miss a song of his on the radio. One thing about Talat was that he was almost perfect, hardly troubling his directors with re-takes". 

MID-DAY   19th NOV 2006

"Very few people know that I was in love with him. It started as the crush of a fan, but I was destined to meet him too. He proved to be every bit the heartthrob anyone could imagine."

 

  Click to enlarge the article


 

Talat Mahmood is the only singing star of the Indian film industry to 
have such a huge female fan following !

 

Talat with the vivacious Nadira in "RAFTAAR"

 

Talat playing a dashing prince in "LALA ROOKH"

 

Talat with lovely Shyama in "LALA ROOKH"

 

Handsome and debonair Talat in "DIL E NADAAN"
 

 

    
Talat in 'ARAAM'

Talat Mahmood 
in
"WARIS"

 


Talat & Suraiya in 'WARIS'

Talat & Nutan in 
"SONE KI CHIDIYA"


 Talat Mahmood & Nadira in 'RAFTAAR'


      'DIWALI KI RAAT'         
 Talat Mahmood & Roopmala

Talat in "MAALIK"

'DAK BABU' 
Nadira and Talat Mahmood

 


      'RAJLAXMI'
 
 Talat Mahmood's first film

Dev Anand, Talat, Madhubala in 'ARAAM'


        'SAMAPTI'
                 
 
Talat and Bharti Devi

 


Talat in 
"TUM AUR MAIN"

Talat Mahmood 
in
"SAMAPTI"


Talat, Nadira in "RAFTAAR"
 


'SONE KI CHIDIYA'
with Balraj Sahani


"DIWALI KI RAAT"

 


Talat and Suraiya in "MAALIK"

 

 


SCENES FROM 'DIL E NADAAN'

 

 

 

SCENES FROM 'LALA ROOKH'

 

 

 

SCENES FROM 'EK GAON KI KAHANI'

 

 

 

SCENES FROM 'WARIS'

 

 

 

SCENES FROM 'SONE KI CHIDIYA'

 

 

 

SOME OF TALAT'S HEROINES


SHYAMA, PEACE KAMAL, NUTAN


MALA SINHA, SURAIYA
 


 

 
TALAT MAHMOOD'S 

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