For those who saw ‘Ghost World’ (2001), one of the most interesting scenes of this excellent film was its opening scene which is simply a performance of the song ‘jan pehchan ho’ by Indian singer Mohammed Rafi taken lock, stock and barrel from an earlier Bollywood film ‘Gumnam’ (1965).
‘jan pehchan ho’ is a Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu) phrase roughly translated as ‘we should get to know each other’)
See it here.
While Mohammed Rafi was the singer, the performer in the clip was Herman Benjamin, a Bollywood choreographer.
Laxmi Chhaya, lead dancer
Composer was Shankar Jaiskishan
Ted Lyons and his Cubs
Feel the love! Ted Lyons & His Cubs
band Ted Lyons (his real name was Terrence) was a background dancer in Bollywood films from the mid 1950s to the early 70s. His band was a real one that played at weddings and receptions. Ted moved to Australia with his wife Lorna in 1972.
He [.e Terence Lyons] says that he often lent out his instruments and outfits…but if he was playing with his band, they used the drum with “Ted Lyons & His Cubs” on it. I will ask him about it though 🙂 He also said that although they were a real band, the actual songs that we hear in the film were recorded in a studio beforehand. But yes, there is a lot of verisimilitude since they are real musicians.
Ghalib Laskar 2019YTcomm : When legendary Mohammed Rafi sang this song at that he was number one male playback singer at that time. According to veteran journalist Raju bharatan legendary Mohammed Rafi was number one male playback singer of hindi film industry from 1st December 1961 to 26th September 1969