Jaidev: A Matchless Classicist Composer
It is often said that Jaidev was a composer of low budget films, yet this creator rendered high-quality music with thirty-seven films to his credit, writes Sharad Dutt.
If anything unites the entire nation, it is film music. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Gujarat to Guwahati, it is these melodious renditions that ignite the imagination of a music aficionado. Though the connoisseurs consider the 1950s to be the golden era of film music, some melodies of a classicist composer became the cult songs in 1960s, too. He created numbers like 'Allah tero naam,' 'Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya,' 'Kabhi khud pe kabhi halaat pe rona aaya,' and the evergreen ultimate romantic number, 'Abhi naa jao chhod kar ke dil abhi bhara nahin.' All these tracks were from the iconic Dev Anand-Sadhna starrer 'Hum Dono'. The lyrics were penned by Sahir Ludhanvi and the composer was Jaidev.