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SONGS FROM ARTIST NAME FILMS…..Song No. 3
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Today’s song is from the film Veena-1948. It is sung by Chitalkar, ie. C.Ramchandra,under the baton of Anil Biswas. C.Ramchandra used to respect Anil Biswas very much and Anil Biswas knew that he was a talented composer, who would carry forward the use of western instruments started by Anil ji in HFM. Anil ji liked his style of singing and used to call him to sing in his films,whenever there was an opportunity.

Film Veena’s cast was Rahman, Sulochana Chatterjee, Veera, Yaqub, Leela Mishra etc. Actress Veena was not in this film, though she was very much around in the film industry doing other films at the same time. Veena had a long career of more than 40 years. She acted in 110 films in all,including a few Punjabi films. In fact she had begun her film career with Gavandi,a Punjabi film. Some of the well known films she acted in were, Najma, Humayun, Dastaan, Afsana, Halaku, Naya Zamana, Mehendi, Chalti ka naam gaadi ( she was the lady-love of Ashok kumar), Kagaz ke phool, Chhoti behan, Taj mahal, Phir wohi dil laya hoon, Aashirwaad, Do Raaste, Banarasi babu, Chhupa Rustom, Shatranj ke khiladi and Razia Sultan-1983 (last film).

Veena was a famous character actress. She was born as Tajour Sultana on July 4, 1926 in Quetta, Balochistan (present day Pakistan). At some point in time, her family shifted to Lahore’s Chuna Mandi.

If ever there was a competition for the most beautiful woman on the screen in olden days, it would undoubtedly narrow down to two actresses—Veena and Na­seem. And the result would be a close tie.

God Almighty Must have had a great deal of time to spare when he created Veena. Her features were chiselled, like a work of art done by a Renais­sance master: the perfect aquiline nose, the high forehead, rose-petal lips and those limpid heavy lidded eyes, with that re­gal look in them, which at once gives everybody around her an inferiority complex. Tall, state­ly, dignified, endowed with a statuesque figure Veena looked every inch a Queen from the Indian monarchy.

Her facial bone structure was classic. Coupled with all this was her well modulated voice, her superb delivery of dialogue. An­other striking feature of Veena was her enchanting smile—her whole face lights up. While speaking Veena opened only one side of her mouth giving a downward tilt to her lips.

In Bombay filmdom they have pet names for stars. Madhubala was called ‘Venus of the Indian screen’, Saira Banu the ‘beauty queen’, Hema Malini the ‘dream girl’, Veena was called ‘the Mona Lisa’.

Sexy women could be des­cribed as fiery volcanoes but there is something in Veena which makes one think of an iceberg. She was the touch-me-not type. From her youth Veena had a very apparent line between her eyebrows when she frowned. There was something so powerful in her glare that everyone around her feels ner­vous.
Veena’s regal personality and her beauty was a curse rather than a blessing for her. She could never fit into the image of a gharelu Hindu bahu, nor could she play a village belle, the two types without which the Hindi screen cannot survive.

All of Veena’s successful roles have been of royal characters, or downright haughty, bitchy she-dragon types. In person she was one of the most courteous, amiable and kind women. She never had ‘star airs’ nor the nakhra. She never acted as a lackey to filmwallahs. In Film-land where nearly every hero and heroine have had affairs (the re­sulting publicity upgrading their box-office value) Veena is one exception whose image was un­tarnished. Maybe that is the reason why she never achieved the high fame she deserved. The love of her life was the hand­some actor Al-Nasir. They made a beautiful couple. Their children are as beautiful as their parents: one wonders why they have not taken to movies.

Years ago Al-Nasir had shot a tiger and had invited the press to see his prey. Some journal­ists—it seems were more en­chanted by the beautiful tigress Veena.

In 1941, Veena then 16 was an Intermediate student at a college in Amritsar. She sent her photograph to a film con­cern in Lahore and was select­ed out of thousands of candi­dates to play the lead in a film titled, “Gawandi” (Punjabi). When “Gawandi” was half-way through she was signed for an­other Punjabi film whose hero was none other than today’s producer S. D. Narang.

Veena’s entry into films was opposed by members of her fa­mily. The college authorities refused to take her back be­cause a movie-career in those days was considered lowly by the high brow society. But Veena was determined and was not cowed down by the odds against her. The late Mazhar Khan signed her up to act in his “Yaad”, and Veena came to Bombay. While “Yaad” was still in the making Mehboob signed her up for the lead in “Najma”.

She started to play supporting roles in many films of which Mehboob Khan’s Najma (1943), Humayun (1945) and K. Asif’s Phool (1945) are notable. During the early phase of her career, one of her best performances was as a sexually repressed woman inDastaan (1950) who ends up causing grief to all who knew her. She was also cast as a heroine in Afsana(1951) opposite Ashok Kumar. The movie was a box-office hit telling the story of the adultrous wife (Kuldip Kaur) having an affair with his husband’s friend, played by Pran. However, it was the vamp Kuldip who easily stole the show with her strong performance as the adulterous wife and Veena was reduced to playing character roles again. She was cast in many films in supporting roles including Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) and Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959). In Kaagaz Ke Phool, she was snobbish upper-class wife of Guru Dutt looking down on his work in the film industry.

In the latter part of her career, her most memorable role was as Meena Kumar’s sister and aunt (Meena Kumari in double role) in Pakeezah (1971). The way she yelled “Shahabuddin!” during the climax of the film showed what a fine actress she was and her full control over her dialogue delivery. She retired in 1983 after the release of Razia Sultan (1983) in which she played Empress Shah Turkhan. She died in Bombay on 14-11- 2004 after 21 years of retirement when she was 78 years old after suffering from a protracted illness.

Film Veena-48 was an ordinary film, with usual plot and ordinary music. There were 10 songs in the film. 6 songs were posted. Today’s song is the 7th song. It is sung by Chitalkar.

The story of the film Veena-48 was-
Madan( Rahman) was a poet or at any rate, he claimed to be one. Seeing stars during the day, sailing on the silvery clouds hearing the breeze whisper sweet words of love and twittering with the birds in the trees was his favourite pastime. . And this was a constant source of worry to “Manji “, his old Granny( Leela Mishra) who had brought him up after the death of his father and mother when he was only a tiny tot. She tried to cure him of this madness but all her efforts proved in vain. So she decided to use the only remedy that had never failed and would never fail. Marriage. Wtih Veena,(Sulochana chatterjee) the girl of her choice.

But Madan was not prepared for this Forced marriage. Love was the Voice of his Heart; nay, his very life. So he revolted against this Hitlerian attitude of “Manji” and ran away form his home in quest of a wife whom he loved and who loved him. . His wanderings led him to “Preet Nagaria”. Preet Nagaria was exactly what it should be; the Land of Love and Romance, Joy and laughter, mirth and melody. And, Madan felt that the Village Damsels were all standing there to welcome him to this land of Dreams and fairest amongest them all was “Ratna”(Veera) the Village Belle. Gay and carefree, Ratna was a symbol of joy and her dimples worked havoc with Madan’s heart.

Madan became the guest of Ratnas brother, Mangloo,( Yaqub) Mangloo was a gay vagabond. Chicanery and fraud was his favourite occupation. He succeeded in every little subterfuge that he used to transfer money from other peoples pockets into his own. But the only thing in which he failed was the Affair of his Heart. He was in love with Myna(Hemavati) but Myna had no eyes for him and this was a deep sore in Mangloos tiny little heart. And when Madan came to know of his malady, he promised to guide and help him and mangloo succeeded in opening a little, the door of Mynas heart. Romance was fast developing between Ratna and Madan and the meetings in the Moonlight and under the shadows of the trees resulted in their engagement. The cup of happiness and joy was full for Ratan and Madan and they were eagerly waiting for their Wedding Day.

And then Behari came there to inform Madan that Manji was lying on death bed and that she wanted so much to see him before she died. Madan refused to go but Ratna forced him to go. They wanted Manjis blessings; not her curses. . And so Madan went back to the city, promising to return soon. But Fate had something else in store for him. With her last breath, Manji placed Veenas hand in his hand and breathed her last before Madan could say anything Madan and Veena were married.

It was their Wedding Night and Veenas heart was surging with all hopes,and desires of a newly married bride. But Madan destroyed all these by telling her that she could have everything he possessed but not his heart.But Veena wanted none of these;she wanted only his love. This he could not give her. . Veena was stricken dumb but she quickly recovered and before Madan turned to go, she said in a determined tone:”I am going to fight for my Right and I am going to win your love or perish in the attempt.”

The rest of the story has several subplots wherein Veena’s attempts to win Madan are shown.Even Ratna realises that veena is the right choice for Madan,she decides to part with Madan. She explains this to him and goes away for ever. Thus Veena wins back Madan by transforming him with her devotion and love.

(Thanks to Cineplot for some info on Veena,the actress).


Song-Koi shyaam rang koi gori (Veena)(1948) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

koi
shyaaaam rang
koi gori
koi chapal
aur koi bhori
koi shyaam rang
koi gori

hain badi chatur sab chhori
hain badi chatur sab chhori
karne mein dil ki chori
per aisi koi hai na
per aisi koi hai na
koi hai na
koi hai na
jaisee meri manohar maina
eh meri manohar maina ji
meri manohar maina
jaisi meri manohar maina

koi alhad chhail chhabeeli
koi naaj bhari nakhreeli
koi alhad chhail chhabeeli
koi naaj bhari nakhreeli
ban thhan ke chalee koi tan ke
koi dabey paaon sharmeeli
ban thhan ke chalee koi tan ke
koi dabey paaon sharmeeli
per aisi koi hai na
per aisi koi hai na
koi hai na
koi hai na
jaisi meri manohar maina
eh meri manohar maina ji
meri manohar maina
jaisi meri manohar maina

koi neeli koi angoori
koi gulroo aur koi noori
hai koi gulroo aur koi noori
koi nanhi
koi munni
koi nanhi aur koi munni
maine chhori har ek ghoori
per aisi koi hai na
per aisi koi hai na
koi hai na
koi hai na
jaisi meri manohar maina
eh meri manohar maina ji
meri manohar maina
jaisi meri manohar maina

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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.

THE VIBRANT 40s (Episode No. 11)
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None of my series is complete without a song by/from C Ramchandra. This not only indicates my love for his songs, but also highlights that he composed a variety of songs to fit into any series.
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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.

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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.

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Posted on: March 3, 2012


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