atul's bollywood song a day- with full lyrics

Moh ka parda kaala hai

Posted on: May 26, 2014


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

BHAJAN MALA – GOLDEN 50s (Pushp-3)
—————————————

There is a class of people, who make faces when a Mythological film is mentioned. According to them, seeing such films is ” outdated ” and ” Fundamentalist ‘. They feel that those who see such films are way behind the times. These people forget that in the so called ” advanced” world of Hollywood, even today,Mythological,costume and Historical films are regularly produced. Only thing is that these films are no longer advertised on the same scale as was the case a few decades back.

When ” BEN HUR”-1959,featuring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins etc was released, hundreds of trailers and newspaper advertisements were released, describing the epic Chariot race. Similarly, earlier when the film ‘ The Ten Commandments” -1956 was released-featuring Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Charlton Heston etc-similar ads were given all over the world. These and such Mytological films from Hollywood were extremely popular. These days, however gigantic sets are used even in ordinary films, so these things do not hold attraction anymore. Religious films are made all over the world, though their numbers have come down off late..

Fundamentally, Indian people are simple people who are God fearing and God loving. In this case, my own experience is worth mentioning. Recently,in the month of February 2014,ahead of Mahashivratri, I wanted the VCD of film ” Har Har Mahadev ‘-50. I went to my regular shop of rentals. I was shocked to hear that both the copies of this film were already booked for the next 7 days ! When I enquired, the shop manager told me that this is usual every year near Mahashivratri,about Shiv ji’s film VCDs. During Holi,it is Shrikrishna VCDs and during Ganesh Chaturthi,it is Ganesh ji’s VCDs that are in great demand. If this happens in a ‘ happening’ city like Mumbai, one can conclude that Mythological films are still popular-not in Theatres, but certainly in homes and on TV.

Indian public never gets tired of the routine.Films on Love Triangle are being made since 1931 till today though by repackaging them differently in keeping with the changing times. Though the final outcome is predictable and very well known to the viewers, these films stillcelebrate jubilees in the Theatres !

Similarly, all Mythological films are based on the principle of ‘ Satyamev jayate” or “Victory of good over the Evil”, each film presents it in different ‘dressing’ and different routes. The fights of the Gods and the Rakshasas are very interesting, because of lot of firework(literally and figuratively), Trick scenes and unimaginable get-ups of the Rakshasas ( like only one eye on the forehead, or half animal body or simply an ugly looking Giant etc ). In olden days, I remember that there used to be loud rants of “Jai Shri Ram ” or ” Har Har Mahadev” within the theatre at the end of the movie- depending on who the main God of the film was.

But then, who are these Asurs, daitya or the Rakshasas ?

Their literary origins can be traced to Vedic sources through Hymn 87 of the tenth mandala of the Rig Veda. Here they are classified amongst the Yatudhanas, demonic creatures who consume the flesh of the humans. It is said that Rakshasas were created from the breath of Brahma when he was asleep at the end of the Satya Yuga. As soon as they were created, they were so filled with bloodlust that they started eating Brahma himself. Brahma shouted “Rakshama!” (Sanskrit for “protect me!”) and Vishnu came to his aid, banishing to Earth all Rakshasas (thus named after Brahma’s cry for help).

The tracing back to Kashyapa is not necessarily a later edit, but is not mentioned in the dense Hymns of the Vedas because of poetic choice. The knowledge of the Rakshasa lineage traceable to Kashyapa may have been known at the time of the compilation of the Vedas, but lineages are altogether foreign from the style of the Vedas and thus would have appeared out of place. That is why the Puranans and Epics elaborate on lineages, but Vedas do not.

Kashyapa was married to the thirteen daughters of Daksha, among them were Aditi, Diti and Danu.
His sons with Danu are the Danavas
His sons with Diti are the Daityas
His sons with Aditi are the Adityas, who considered Devas and are also called Suras.

Rakshasa were most often depicted as ugly, fierce-looking and enormous creatures and with two fangs protruding down from the top of the mouth as well as sharp, claw-like fingernails. They are shown as being mean, growling like beasts and as insatiable cannibals who could smell the scent of flesh. Some of the more ferocious ones were shown with flaming red eyes and hair, drinking blood with their palms or from a human skull (similar to vampires in later Western mythology). Generally they could fly, vanish, and had Mayaawi shakti (magical powers of illusion), which enabled them to change size at will and assume the form of any creature.

Aside from its treatment of unnamed rank-and-file Rakshasas, the epic tells the stories of certain members of the race who rose to prominence, some of them as heroes, most of them as villains. In the world of the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Rakshasas were a populous race of supernatural humanoids. There were both good and evil rakshasas, and as warriors they fought alongside the armies of both good and evil. They were powerful warriors, expert magicians and illusionists. As shape-changers, they could assume various physical forms, and it was not always clear whether they had a true or natural form. As illusionists, they were capable of creating appearances which were real to those who believed in them or who failed to dispel them. Some of the rakshasas were said to be man-eaters, and made their gleeful appearance when the slaughter on the battlefield was at its worst. Occasionally they serve as rank-and-file soldiers in the service of one or the other warlord.

Film Prabhu ki maya-55 was made by Filmistan and was directed by Vithaldas Panchotiya. Ever heard of this name..?

Since the days of moving picture films to silent films to Talkie films,thousands worked in this industry. There were few personalities herein,whose life was so strange and eventful that one wonders that even such people existed.

Vithaldas Panchotiya was certainly one such person. Born in Vadnagar,Gujarat,in the month of October 1906,his father was working in Drama companies.Acting was in his blood. At the age of 8 years,he worked for mohanlal company and then with Alfred Theatrical company travelled all over India,doing and learning every job. While in Calcutta he joined Madan Theatres in 1920,working as anything and everything. Soon he was acting and directing films on his own. From 1921 to 1931,he directed and also acted in 12 silent films like, Parikshit, Kamsin Lilavati, Rana Garjana, Kaya palat, Naseeb ni Nakhara, Bhool Bhulaiya, Rang Rekha, Gaibi Sawar, Pavitra Pyar, Shoorveer Sharada, Veer Vijay Singh and Sakhi lutera. In these films he acted and directed and the story,dialogues and screenplay were also written by him. He made these films for Sharada and Kohinoor United film companies. He acted in his first Talkie film- in madan theatre’s Hindustan-1932. In the same year he made a comedy film ” Muflis Aashiq”,in which he not only acted, sang and directed but also composed the music.

He was a staunch Gandhi follower. His patriotic activities continued side by side. From 1931 to 1940, he remained with calcutta film companies and made films like Insaf ki Tope-34, Khudai khidmatgaar-37(aka gareeb ki Tope) and in 1939 made Taqdeer ki tope, all with slight patriotic themes.

As per one source,he acted in 35 films, directed 10 talkie films, sang 8 songs, gave music to 1 film and wrote Lyrics to 2 films. Additionally story, dialogues and screenplay writing wwere also done by him. Some of his films were, Shaikh chilli-37, Khush naseeb-46, Prabhu ki maya-55, Ghar ki numaish-49, Karmaveer-38, Raman-54, Jagriti-54, Hum sab chor hain-56, Basant 60, Bhagvat mahima etc.

After 1960 he reduced his work, due to loss of 3 grown up sons. Throughout his life he wanted to make a film “Gandhi Sangram’. Some portion was shot, songs were recorded but he could not complete the film. He last worked in a Gujarati film in 1986.

Vithaldas panchotiya died on 30-10-1996. His only surviving daughter also died accidentally in 2000. His granddaughter is working in films.

(I thank shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji,for information used herein, along with other inputs).

Prabhu ki maya-55 had music by Ravi. As we know, Ravi was a long time assistant to Hemant Kumar. Hemant Kumar has sung songs in several movies with Ravi’s music. In this film also Hemant Kumar sang 6 out of the total 9 songs. The film story was given by me some months back here, so I am not repeating it. Let us now enjoy this philosophical bhajan from Hemant Kumar from “Prabhu Ki Maaya” (1955).


Song-Moh ka parda kaala hai (Prabhu Ki Maaya)(1955) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

ghoom raha hai chakr jagat ka
hum tum sab hain dhaage
wahi chhoota in dhaago se
moh lobh jo tyaage

moh ka parda kaala hai
jagat makdi ka jala hai
mamta ka naata tod
na kuchh bhi rehne waala hai
moh ka parda kaala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
mamta ka naata tod
na kuchh bhi rehne waala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai

kaun pita hai kaun hai maata aa aa aa
kaun pita hai kaun hai maata
ek bharam ki dore hai
jeewan ke sab jhoothhe naate
maati chaaron oar hai
tu prabhu se naata jod
vahi sab ka rakhwaala hai
mamta ka naata tod
na kuchh bhi rehne waala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
moh ka parda kaala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
mamta ka naata tod
na kuchh bhi rehne waala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai

kaaya ek anekon chhaaya
kaaya ek anekon chhaaya
maaya ka sab khel hai
maaya ka sab khel hai
tab tak diya jala karta hai
jab tak usmein tel hai
jab tak usmein tel hai
chhota ho ya bada jalaati sab ko jwaala hai
mamta ka naata tod
na kuchh bhi rehne waala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
moh ka parda kaala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
mamta ka naata tod
na kuchh bhi rehne waala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
jagat makdi ka jaala hai

om hari om
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
om hari om
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
om hari om
jagat makdi ka jaala hai
om hari om

About these ads

5 Responses to "Moh ka parda kaala hai"

Arunji,
Lovely tune. I like such songs. Thanks for the treat..

Arunji,
Moh ka parda Kaala hai. Nice song. Found time to visit this site after one week. Went through Pushp 2 and 3. Needless to say full of interesting information. Thanks a lot

“Jagat makdi ka jaala hai…” Gyaan hone par bhi manushya is mein phans jaata hai…. Shravan, Chintan and Manana is very much essential for the liberation.
Thank you Arunji for one more “gyan pushp”

Amazing list of silent movies of those days !!…Arunsaab , Enjoyed this blog . Shekhar Vaishnav

Arunsaaab amazing list of silent films!!!!! enjoyed this Blog and this song.

Shekhar vaishnav.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2014) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where "new" songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than six years. This blog has over 10400 songs post by now.

Total number of songs discussed

10425

Number of movies (All songs covered)

553

Total visits so far

  • 6,078,989 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,501 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Archives

Current Visitors

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Stumble

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,501 other followers

%d bloggers like this: