[audio:Chorus, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar_Anand Math_02_Jai Jagdish Hare.mp3]
Anand Math is based on Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s novel. It is famous for the song Vande Matram. But I have always been haunted by how Prithviraj Kapoor (Satyananda) keeps chanting “Hare Murare”. This song – Jai Jagdish Hare – is just amazing and haunting… specially Geeta Dutt’s voice. Only she could sing this way and give this effect. There was another such song in Pyaasa (Aaj sajan mohe ang laga lo). But this one with music from Hemant Kumar (in my view, one of the most underestimated Music Composer) is just brilliant!
Lyrics – probably by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Music – Hemant Kumar.