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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

LOST AND FOUND-GEMS FROM UNRELEASED FILMS…..Song No. 3
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Writing on old film songs and that too on unreleased film songs is a very hard job. Firstly, hardly any information is available on Internet or in books. Secondly, controversies crop up on the statements made in the write up. India being notoriously hopeless as far as recording history of films, music or songs is concerned, it is extremely difficult to arrive at a definite and undisputable conclusion. Most artistes of those times are beyond our reach and if anyone is still alive, he may not remember the facts properly due to old age. In my work in this field, I have found that old age artistes either don’t remember or believe firmly in wrong/desired events and timings making a mess of the whole information.

While doing the monumental work of collecting credible data for his Hindi Film Geet kosh, Shri Harmandir singh Hamraz ji used to meet several old, retired and physically disabled artistes of old times. He has recorded his experiences in great details, in the ” Listeners’ Bulletins “. On reading these adventures of Mr. Singh, one realises how frustrated he must have felt when, instead of the artiste giving him information, Mr. Singh had to tell the artistes about his work, films, songs etc. Some artistes expressed their inabilities, few gave incorrect information and a few even refused to meet him, in spite of several requests !

If this was the case of a diehard researcher of HFM, then one can well imagine the plight of someone like me. We are at least lucky that some genuine helpful historians like, Shri Nalin ji Shah, Shishir Krishna Sharma ji, Giridharilal Vishwakarma ji, Shalin Bhatt ji, Rajnikumar Pandya ji, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Dr. Surjit singh ji, Kamlakar Pasupuleti ji and few others are still around to provide correct information, when required.

Hundreds of controversies are already lying around unresolved, as far as songs, singers, films, actors etc are concerned. Digging old Gems from unreleased films is almost an invitation to fresh discussions. Every participant has his own opinion, making it just impossible to come to any definite conclusion. One can not avoid it, so the best thing is to try once and leave the hot discussion to others.

Leave aside the experts, these days,even books written by ‘experts’ have several mistakes. Quoting from such books is hazardous, because immediately such mistakes are credited to you. Even HFGK has several mistakes. Dhunon ki yatra by Pankaj Raag, Swaron ki yatra by Anil Bhargava, books by Sanjit Narvekar and Rajiv Vijaykar too have many mistakes. So, where does one go from here ?

One must understand that all these authors have done their research and work in very unfriendly, unhelpful conditions, so mistakes are bound to occur. It does not lower their image or statur eor the value of their efforts. Same is the case of writers like me, who has to work under a very inadequate supply of reliable information. Whatever is available is scattered and many times inaccessible too. All this should give the reader an idea how many constraints, and limitations and possible risks of controversies under which an author in this field has to work .

Today’s song is from a film called JASOOS-50s. Though it was not released, its songs were released in 1957. Earlier too, there were two more films called JASOOS. One was in 1947 with music by Hanuman Prasad Sharma and the other was a stunt film of 1955, starring Kamran, Kumkum etc. It had music by Iqbal ( Chhota Iqbal-not Iqbal Qureshi).

This unreleased film Jasoos was a Filmistan production and it had 9 songs(as listed in HFGK), composed by Anil Biswas. The singers were Geeta, Asha, Manna Dey and Talat. This film had a memorable song by Talat- ” Jeevan hai Madhuban” ,which was adapted from the tune of a popular Doris day number ” Que ser Que sera”. Anil Biswas himself had said this. This song is already posted on this Blog.

There was another song in the film, sung by Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey-“suno suno aye duniyawalon”. Does the mukhda seem familiar ?. Yes,you are right. This song’s tune was a copy of the famous Gandhiji song by Rafi-” suno suno aye duniyawalon bapu ke ye amar kahani” recorded in 1948, within a week’s time after Gandhi ji’s assassination. I am sure that most readers must have heard this song. This original song is also posted on this Blog. This famous song has some history. I reproduce here an edited extract from an article from scroll.in-

” Days after Hutatma Nathuram Godse assassinated Mohandas Gandhi on January 30, 1948, a group of musicians came together to compose their tribute to his life. The result, Suno suno aye duniyawalo Bapu ki yeh amar kahani, sung by Mohammad Rafi, was an instant success. Jawaharlal Nehru, who famously wept on hearing Aye mere watan ke logon, was similarly moved by this song.

The song, written by Rajendra Krishnan and composed by the brothers Husnlal and Bhagatram, reportedly sold a million copies in the first month of its release, an astonishing number even by today’s standards.

Rafi was only 24 years old at the time of the recording, but had already performed in public for 11 years before that. With the popularity of this song, he became a household name. On Independence Day in 1948, Nehru awarded Rafi a silver medal and two years later invited him to sing Lehrao tiranga lehrao on India’s first Republic Day.

The musicians wrote and composed this song in the style of a bhajan, with verses following the same repetitive tune and meter, punctuated every few lines by the refrain:Suno suno aye duniyawalo, Bapu ki yeh amar kahani.

Perhaps because of the hurried nature of the composition, the lyrics recount Gandhi’s life in a fairly straightforward manner, covering all the key points, from his education in London and his work in South Africa, to the longer, more sustained Independence and social upliftment movements in India.

The last verse is the most poignant. The music slows dramatically and Rafi, moved perhaps by fresh grief, recounts Gandhi’s last day, singing of how “ahinsa ke seene par hinsa ne goli barsayi.” Godse remains unnamed. ”

I am surprised to find that a composer like Anil Biswas,who was hailed as the ” Bhishma pitamaha” of Hindi film music, has two songs in one film having borrowed tunes. This must be surely an exception. Looking at the lyrics of the song, it seems to be a parody or a comedy song. In absence of Cast details from HFGK, it is difficult to make guesses on its picturisation.

Enjoy this special gem from Anil Biswas, using a borrowed tune. Kaif Irfani is the lyricist.

The audio itself goes silent as the last stanza begins which affects the listening pleasure of music lovers, but unfortunately this seems to be the only available link of this song as of now.
PS-Now an alternative link with full audio is provided. This song is taken,with thanks, from the collection of Dr. M.L.Kapoor ji,USA,which is provided on the site of Shri. Dr.Surjit singh ji.


Song-Suno suno ae duniyaawaalon paakitmaar ki ajab kahaani (Jaasoos)(UR)(1957) Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Kaif Irfani, Anil Biswas
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Lyrics

yehi anjaam
ham jaison ka
aakhirkaar
hota hai ae ae
jabaan par uff
galey mein
jootiyon ka haar hota hai

ae ji
suno suno ae duniyaawaalon
paakitmaar ki ajab kahaani
suno suno ae duniyaawaalon
paakitmaar ki ajab kahaani

baithhe baithhe kadki ka jab ghor andhera chhaaya
chal ke kisi ki paakit maaren
dil ne ye farmaaya
arre haath kisi ki jeb mein daala
usne shor machaaya
ae pakdo pakdo pakdo pakdo

haath kisi ki jeb mein daala
usne shor machaaya
aaye thhe ham maal udaane
ulta hua safaaya
pade tadaatad
tadaatad
pade tadaatad
joote aise
ho gayi mushqil jaan bachaani ee ee
suno suno ae duniyaawaalon
paakitmaar ki ajab kahaani

arre sar ki aisi hui marammat
sar hua kangaal
surkh tamaatar jaise ho gaye
chaanton se ye gaal
toot gayi hai tangdi apni
langdi pad gayi chaal

yaahoo yaahoo
yaahoo yaahoo
oho
toot gayi hai tangdi apni
langdi pad gayi chaal
meri laila dekh ke bhaagi
manju ka ye haal
arre jiski khaatir yaaron hamne
kahaan kahaan ki khaaq hai chhaani ee ee

suno suno ae duniyaawaalon
paakitmaar ki ajab kahaani

arre aisi mili naseehat
ho gaye dil ke armaan thhande
chhoot gayin sab khoti baaten
aur sab khote dhandhe

khul gayin apni man ki aankhe
pehle thhe ham andhhe
aji pehle thhe ham andhhe
banke lala haridaas ji
dharam ke sachche bande

ab to hamne kasam uthha li
aaj se kainchi nahin chaalaani
suno suno ae duniyaawaalon
paakitmaar ki ajab kahaani

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Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 1
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With 10,400 songs already posted on this blog, we are still at just about 20% of the songs from the first five decades. And further, just about 11 or 12 % if one considers all the films from all the decades from 1931 to the present. There is a whopping number of songs that are still waiting out there to be posted. That is quite a number and it shall keep this team (of all quiet people ;) ) busy for quite a while.
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Today (25 october 2014) is the birth anniversary of Sharda Rajan Iyengar, who is known to music lovers as just Sharda. Shankar (of Shankar Jaikishan duo) had brought her to limelight with the “Suraj”(1966) song Titli udi ud jo chali. This song tied with another “Suraj”(1966) song Bahaaron phool barsaao for the best singer Filmfare award. There used to be just one Filmfare award for best singer those days (common for both genders) and this song getting tied for the top singer category made Filmfare create the categories of best Male and best Female playback singers from the next year onwards. I was a very young kid those days and I was one of those who were simply mesmerised by this “titli udi” song those days.
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“Sangram” (1965) was directed by Babubhai Mistry. Like “Parasmani” (1963), the earlier movie of Babubhai Mistry, this movie too had B grade superstars in it viz Dara Singh, Geetanjali, Randhawa, Maruti, Aruna Irani, King Kong etc.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

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Bangalore Gangout – The Remote Version – In 10,400

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Us din mujhe achhi daant padi – got an earful to listen from the family.

But then, before I get to describe my travails of that day, and the reasons behind that, I must take a pause and announce the celebration for today. Yes, yes, we are at the 10,four00th milestone. Goodness, and here I was thinking that we are going slow, as our “fearless” leader is under the control and command of his superiors, and the pace these days is not his usual self, but when I checked the numbers earlier in the evening, of course nudged by Atul ji himself in an email message that actually got delivered 30 hours late – goodness, can you imagine something like that happen in the bookfaced world of today; ah but that is a different gripe that I will not dwell upon right now, and just say that soon as I realized that we are so smacking close to the century marker, that it all became a scramble, not that I was not ready with something, meaning this post, just that I was thinking, abhi do chaar din baad mein, to repair and finalize for posting, but Atul ji’s message changed all the priorities – and by the way don’t you also feel that this sentence now needs a full stop. Whew.
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The blog has seen two dry days in a row when no new posts were made. It is something unusual for the blog but it cannot be avoided. As it is, I was travelling all these days. In fact my travel is not over yet. I have to commence my return journey from today and it will be another couple of days before I arrive back at my base.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Ashok Kumar or Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly (his birth name) would have been 103 if he had been there. Born in 1911, in Bhagalpur Bengal presidency was a laboratory assistant at Bombay Talkies when he was offered a role in 1936 in Jeevan Nayya. Thus began his six-decade long career. Of course by the time I became aware of Ashok Kumar, the actor, he was past doing hero roles and into playing a father or grand father or some such character. But to give credit where due his name would always appear first in the title cards of all these movies. Whether it was the grandpa in “Anuraag”, “Anurodh”, “Khoobsurat” or many such movies. He was very charming in the brief role of Air Force officer in “Aradhana”. He was Vijay Anand’s “Jewel Thief” as well as Brij Sadanah’s “Raja” along with Pran as “Rana” in “Victoria No: 203”. After the 1973 hit Victoria No: 203 this pair was repeated many times.
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“Vijay”(1988) was produced and directed by Yash Chopra. The movie had Anupam Kher, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Sonam(Introducing), Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Gulshan Grover, Parikshit Sahni, Raj Babbar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Parijatha, Arjun Sablok, Saeed Jaffrey, Manmohan Krishna, Vikas Anand, Neil Nitin Mukesh as a child artiste, Shakti Kapoor, Anju Mahendru, Anant Mahadevan,Anjana Mumtaz etc in it.
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I am sure that quite a few regulars of this blog must be wondering why an Amitabh Bachchan song had not appeared so far, seeing that today is his 72nd birthday (DOB 11 october 1942). As it is, I typically work up from older songs to newer ones in a day. I have discussed four songs of 1940s and 1950s today whereas Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in Hindi movies only in late 1960s. :)
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“Maryaada”(1971) was produced and directed by Arabind Sen for Lalit Kala Mandir. The movie had Raj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Mala Sinha, Helen, Rajinderanath, Pran, Bipin Gupta, Asit Sen, JankiDass, Abhi Bhattacharya,Dulari,Gurnam, Master Babla, Abhimanyu Sharma, Arun, K.Shukla, Lata Bose, Sanjana, Jankidass, Bunty etc in it.
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