Carrer of Madan Mohan
Madan Mohan made his debut as an Indian film music composer with Devendra Goel's 'Aankhen' With his second film, 'Madhosh', he formed a successful partnership with singers Lata Mangeshkarand Talat Mahmood. Madan Mohan's association with Lata Mangeshkar remains one of Hindi cinema's most creative collaborations. It resulted in such abiding melodies as 'Lag ja gale' (Woh Kami Thi), 'Tu jahan jahan chalega mem saaya saath hoga' (Mera Saaya), and 'Ruke ruke se qadam' (Mausam).
Another of Madan Mohan's most fruitful associations was with director Chetan Anand, for whom he composed memorable numbers in 'Haqeeqat', 'Heer Ranjha', and 'Hanste Zakhm.' In 1970, Madan Mohan received the National Film Award for the haunting musical score of Dastak. The early 1970s saw him work with such directors as Hrishikesh Mukherjee, in 'Bawarchi', and Gulzar, in 'Koshish and 'Mausam.'
Madan Mohan has been credited with composing some of the best ghazals of Hindi cinema, such as 'Aap ko pyar chhupane ki buri aadat hai' (Neela Akash) and 'Aap ki nazron ne samjha' (Anpadh). Though ghazals were Madan Mohan's forte, his compositions range from the fast paced 'Jhumka gira re' to the classical 'Nainon mein badra chhaye' (Mera Saaya).
At the time of his death, Madan Mohan was composing music for H.S. Rawail's 'Laila Majnu.' The film was completed by Jaidev and went on to become one of the biggest musical successes of Hindi Cinema. The Yash Chopra movie 'Veer Zaara' is credited with the music of Madan Mohan that he had composed before his death. even almost 29 years after his death the maestro successfully ruled the hearts of the people with timeless scores such as, 'Tere Liye', 'Main Yahaan Hoon' and 'Aisa Des Mera.'
Music Compositions of Madan Mohan