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Do you think Manna De's singing abilities were not fully utilized - give ur frank opinion
What are your favorite Manna Da songs

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Asked by NASAman, 18 Mar '10 12:57 pm
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Manna Dey has always been given less publicity and he his unique voice has been underutilised.

My favourite songs sung by this legend are

Zindagi kaisi hai paheli ...from Anand
Aye mare pyaare watan...Kabuliwala
Kasme vaade pyaar wafa...Upkaar
Na maangoo sona chandi...Bobby
Dinor pohor...Raatir endhar..A song from the Assamese movie Aranya
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 18 Mar '10 01:08 pm

 
  
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Manna dey ,Sirf Nam hi Kapfi hai .He is such a legend singer ,as well as the victim of politics in indian cenema .He has got every weapon as far as concern abt sur,tal & every thing .His voice was fully fit to Raj kapoor ,but due to Mukesh sab was freind of Raj Kapoor ,he was given max chance to mukesh .I do not w/o to Mukeshji but this is the fact.On that time the other singer Mohd. Rafi is the only other option for the music director .& all the singer fly out of the compete in the tornado of Kishor da.Actually Manna dey is Guru of all the singer's .
Well ,Ye Mere Pyare Vatan ,Ye Mere Bichde Chaman thujh pe dil Kurban ,Ye Meri Zohra Zabi & lot more songs r my favourite .
Answered by dhansuidea, 18 Mar '10 01:07 pm

 
  
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I think he was mainly used for Classical Based Songs...His Voice was not to introduced for Young Charachter...I think his voice seems to be like Older Person's Singing !! Refer " O meri Johra jabin" from Waqt !! You can refer his singing of film ANand " Zindgi Kaisee Hai Paheli haye" & another song "Sur Na Saje Kya Gaoon main" He was a perfact Classical Singer...but his voice could not match to all the Actors, Like Rafi Saab, Kishore Kumar & Mukesh ji used to sing (This Trio given suitably playback for almost all the Actors of their time (Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bacchan, Manoj Kumar, Devanand etc) !! : ))
Answered by Ramesh Mistry, 18 Mar '10 01:06 pm

 
  
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He has been fully utilised by S-J and S. D Burman, My really fav songs of him are from the film Basant Bahar (surna saje) music by S-J
Answered by SREENIVAS, 11 Jun 01:28 pm

 
  
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Yes
i too believe so
Answered by anil garg, 06 May '12 08:43 pm

 
  
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To be very candid and frank with you --I dont like the voice of Mana Dey nor the man in him. I personally think that he got more than wht he gave to the world of music . He is blessed with long life and may god keep him alive and acvtive for many more years --yet what is his contribution / He is a bengali and sang perhaps record number of Begali songs , but what is hiscotribution to the world of Bengali music ----remember , the legendary music director Salil Chowdhuri hardly got him sang with his tune and lyrics while Hemant Kumar was fully utilised by him in Bengali songs .I used to respect him like anything, but his caustic remark against the Matinee Idol of Begali film UTTAM KUMAR was very indignified and full of jealousy . He opined that Uttam lacked education and sophistication while Soumitra is a far better acting genious insiteof the fact that it wasUttam who allowed him to sing all the hit songs of Begali films through his lips after the film SHONKHOBELA Uttan had definitely ...more
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 18 Mar '10 01:35 pm

 
  
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Manna De had a competitor as Mahendra Kapoor (Both were classical). This was why he could not stretch-out himself like Rafi and Kishore Kumar. But I love Manna De's songs very much.
Answered by Siachen, 18 Mar '10 01:13 pm

 
  
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I think they could have surely tried some more songs so as to utilise the ablities and sound
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 18 Mar '10 01:03 pm

 
  
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