Chitragupt (composer)

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Chitragupt Shrivastava (16 November 1917 – 14 January 1991), better known as Chitragupt, was an Indian film music director in Hindi cinema and Bhojpuri cinema.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Sawreji, a village located in Saran district in the Indian state of Bihar (now in Gopalganj district). He was a postgraduate in two subjects. His sons Anand-Milind are also Bollywood music directors.[3]

Career[edit]

Chitragupt composed music for 150 films spanning from 1946 to 1998. Popular amongst them were Zabak, Bhaabhi, Oonche Log, Insaaf Ki Manzil and Kali Topi Lal Rumaal (famous for the song "Laagi Chhoote Na" sung by Mohammed Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar). He became a household name after the 1962 release of Main Chup Rahungi starring Meena Kumari and Sunil Dutt. This film became a "super-hit" at the box office and Songs like “Chand Jaane Kahan Kho Gaya” and "Koi Bata De Dil hai kahan" became popular.[4]

Also the song "Machlati hui hawa ye " sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar from "Ganga Ki Lahrein" is a hit. He made Kishore Kumar sing the classical song "Payalwaali dekh na" and the popular song "Agar sun le koi nagma "

Filmography[edit]

  • Fighting Hero (1946)
  • Toofan Queen (1946)
  • Lady Robinhood (1946)
  • Jadui Ratan (1947)
  • Shake Hand (1947)
  • Stunt Queen (1947)
  • Mala The Mighty (1948)
  • Jai Hind (1948)
  • 11 O'Clock (1948)
  • Tigress (1948)
  • Joker (1949)
  • Bhakt Pundalik (1949)
  • Shaukeen (1949)
  • Delhi Express (1949)
  • Jodidaar (1950)
  • Circuswaale (1950)
  • Veer Babruvahan (1950)
  • Hamara Ghar (1950)
  • Hamaari Shaan (1951)
  • Jeevan Taara (1951)
  • Sindbad The Sailor (1952)
  • Bhakt Puraan (1952)
  • Tarang (1952)
  • Naag Panchami (1953)
  • Naya Raasta (1953)
  • Manchala (1953)
  • Miss Mala (1954)
  • Sultanat (1954)
  • Tulsidas (1954)
  • Alibaba Aur Chaalis Chor (1954)
  • Toote Khilone(1954)
  • Navratri (1955)
  • Shiv Bhakt (1955)
  • Sati Madalasa (1955)
  • Raj Kanya (1955)
  • Raj Darbaar (1955)
  • Shree Ganesh Vivaah (1955)
  • Shrikrishna Bhakti (1955)
  • Mahasati Savitri (1955)
  • Kismat (1956)
  • Basre Ki Hoor (1956)
  • Basant Panchami (1956)
  • Zindagi Ke Mele (1956)
  • Jai Shree (1956)
  • Insaaf (1956)
  • Captain Kishore (1957)
  • Talwar Ki Dhani (1957)
  • Neel Mani (1957)
  • Bhabhi (1957)
  • Laxmi Pooja (1957)
  • Pawanputra Hanuman (1957)
  • Sakshi Gopal (1957)
  • Taxi Stand (1958)
  • Daughter Of Sindbad (1958)
  • Chaalbaaz (1958)
  • Balyogi Upamanyu (1958)
  • Maya Bazaar (1958)
  • Teesri Gali (1958)
  • Raj Singhasan (1958)
  • Zimbo (1958)
  • Kangan (1959)
  • Madam X Y Z (1959)
  • Daaka (1959)
  • Commander (1959)
  • Naya Sansaar (1959)
  • Kaali Topi Laal Rumaal (1959)
  • Kal Hamaara Hain (1959)
  • Guest House (1959)
  • Baazigar (1961)
  • Barkha (1959)
  • Chand Mere Aaja (1960)
  • Maa Baap (1960)
  • Baraat (1960)
  • Gambler (1960)
  • Patang (1960)
  • Naache Naagin Baaje Been (1960)
  • Police Detective (1960)
  • Zimbo Comes To Town (1960)
  • Tel Maalish Boot Polish (1961)
  • Bade Ghar Ki Bahu (1961)
  • Bada Aadmi (1961)
  • Opera House (1961)
  • Zabak (1961)
  • Ramu Dada (1961)
  • Suhaag Sindoor (1961)
  • Aplam Chaplam (1962)
  • Rocket Girl (1962)
  • King Kong (1962)
  • Main Chup Rahungi (1962)
  • Shaadi (1962)
  • Bezubaan (1962)
  • Band Master (1963)
  • Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962) (Bhojpuri Film)
  • Main Shaadi Karne Chala (1963)
  • Hum Matwaale Naujawan (1962)
  • Burma Road (1962)
  • Ghar Basaake Dekho (1963)
  • Laagi Naahi Chhute Ram (1963)
  • Mummy Daddy (1963)
  • Kabuli Khan (1963)
  • Aankh Michouli (1963)
  • Ek Raaz (1963)
  • Baaghi (1964)
  • Ganga Ki Lahren (1964)
  • Samson (1964)
  • Mera Qasoor Kya Hain? (1964)
  • Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964)
  • Akaash Deep (1965)
  • Saat Samundar Paar (1965)
  • Oonche Log (1965)
  • Mahabharat (1965)
  • Aadhi Raat Ke Baad (1965)
  • Afsaana (1966)
  • Biradari (1966)
  • Toofan Mein Pyaar Kahan (1966)
  • Vaasna (1967)
  • Aulaad (1968)
  • Maa (1968)
  • Pyar Ka Sapna (1969)
  • Nai Zindagi (1969)
  • Bank Robbery (1969)
  • Pardesi (1970)
  • Sansaar (1971)
  • Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon (1971)
  • Hamaara Adhikaar (1971)
  • Prem Ki Ganga (1971)
  • Saaz Aur Sanam (1972)
  • Dost (1974) (Background Music)
  • Intezaar (1973)
  • Shikwa (1974)
  • Balak Aur Janwar (1975)
  • Rangeen Duniya (1975)
  • Angaarey (1976)
  • Sikka (1976)
  • Jai Mahalaxmi Maa (1976)
  • Toofan Aur Bijlee (1976)
  • Gayatri Mahima (1977)
  • Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp (1978)
  • The Adventures of Aladdin (1979)
  • Do Shikaari (1978)
  • Shiv Shakti (1980)
  • Jwala Dahej Ki (1982)
  • Film Hi Film (1983)
  • Ganga Kinare Mora Gaon (1984)
  • Sant Ravidas Ki Amar Kahani (1984)
  • Bhaiya Dooj 1984
  • Ghar Dwaar (1985)
  • Piya Ke Gaon (1985)
  • Insaaf Ki Manzil (1988)
  • Chandaal (1998)

Songs[edit]

Songs composed by Chitragupt:[5]

# Title Film and year Singer(s)
1 Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi Bhabhi (1957) Mohammed Rafi
2 Ek Raat Mein Do Do Chand Khile Barkha (1960) Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh
3 Laagi Chhoote Na Ab To Sanam Kali Topi Lal Rumal (1959) Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi
4 Teri Duniya Se Door Chale Hoke Majboor Zabak (1961) Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi
5 Chand Jane Kahan Kho Gaya Main Chup Rahungi (1962) Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi
6 Chhedo Na Meri Zulfen Ganga Ki Lahren (1964) Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
7 Jaag Dil E Diwana Oonche Log (1965) Mohammed Rafi
8 Yeh Parbaton Ke Daayre Vaasna (1968) Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi
9 Kabhi Doop Kabhi Chhaon Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon (1971) Pradeep
10 Dekho Mausam Kya Bahar Hai Opera House (1961) Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar
11 Mera Babu Chail Chabila Main to Nachungi Ghar Dwaar (1985) Runa Laila
12 Jaldi Jaldi Chala Re Kahara Dharti Maiya(Bhojpuri film) (1981) Mohammed Rafi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranade, Ashok Damodar (2006). Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries. Promilla & Company Publishers. p. 250. ISBN 978-81-85002-69-9.
  2. ^ Gulzar; Nihalani, Govind; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. pp. 97–. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5.
  3. ^ Morcom, Anna (1 January 2007). Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-0-7546-5198-7.
  4. ^ "Chitragupt - Singer, Music Director | MySwar". myswar.in. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  5. ^ Arunachalam, Param (14 November 2015). "Bollywood Retrospect: 10 memorable songs by music composer Chitragupt Shrivastava". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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