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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
Both

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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This article is written by nahm, 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.

Chaandni raaten – song no. 14
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In one of the earlier posts in this series, I mixed up two songs ‘aadha hai chandrama raat aadhi’ and ‘chal jaa re hat natkhat’. There was more than one regulars on the blog who volunteered with the correction. It is a good sign, that small talk that I make in my posts are being read at least. :-) The comments containing additional information about the movie, lyricist and words of appreciation are motivating, even if not always replied to individually.

As for this series, the response has been good, as Atul ji said in his introductory post during ‘ten thousand songs celebration’, this series too is well appreciated. “Mission accomplished “ many times as Peeviesie”s Mom said in a comment recently.

I have fallen into a habit of starting new sentences with ‘And’. I have learnt recently that it is as ‘ elementary English grammer ‘ that sentences never begin with ‘And’. I learnt English grammer in my urdu medium school and was never very good at it. But what to do if I have not said all I wish to say in a particular vein and the sentence is over in my ‘toota phoota’ grammer. So instead of starting sentences with ‘moreover’ ‘however’ and ‘whatever’ I have made good use of the word ‘And’. I think Atul ji was earlier correcting that and changing the sentence formation, but he must have got fed up as this happened with regularity.

Chalo koyi baat nahin , since the whole world is pronouncing elementary hindi/urdu words like ‘phool’ as ‘fool’ and ‘phir’ as ‘fir’(to give glaring examples) main ne bhi kuchh grammer ki taang tod di. The excuse that hindi script has one alphabet for both the sound of ‘ph’ and ‘f’ is a lame one.

Some of the older songs in my list and also those suggested /gifted by others are remaining to be posted.

Song no. 14 is a lovely solo by Shamshad Begum, being one of those singers belonging to the old school with nothing to find fault with in her rustic renditions. Zia Sarhadi is the lyricist and it is composed by Govind Ram.

A quintessential ‘Chaandni raaten’ song, if ever there was one.


Song-Chaandni raat hai kaisi suhaani (Dil ki Duniya)(1949)Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Zia Sarhadi, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

Chaandni raat hai kaisi suhaani
haay re chandaa teri utthti jawaani
hoy
chaandni raat hai kaisi suhaani
haay re chandaa teri utthti jawaani

dil beqaraar mera chain na paaye
sapnon ka raaja mere paas na aaye
dil beqaraar mera chain na paaye
sapnon ka raaja mere paas na aaye
aa jaa sunaaun tohe
aa jaa sunaaun tohe
dil ki kahaani
haay re chandaa teri utthti jawaani
chaandni raat hai kaisi suhaani
haay re chandaa teri utthti jawaani

gori gori baiyyan mori
gori gori baiyyan mori
gori gori baiyyan mori
baali re umariya
raaja ne chheen leeni
man ki nagariyaa
raaja ne chheen leeni
man ki nagariyaa
apni manwaa lee meri
ek na maani
apni manwaa lee meri
ek na maani
haay re chandaa teri utthti jawaani
chaandni raat hai kaisi suhaani
haay re chandaa teri utthti jawaani
chaandni raat hai kaisi suhaani
haay re chandaa teri utthti jawaani


This article is written by Ava Suri, 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.

The Unforgettable was the first album of ghazals and nazms launched by Jagjit-Chitra. It was released in 1977.

These days television and FM radio stations bombard the viewers/listeners with new film songs. A song becomes popular at once, or not at all. In a month or two, another song takes its place at the top of the Pop charts and it’s gone forever.
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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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Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 2
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For this set of songs, I am confined to the decade of 1960s, and some from 1970. This song is from the 1972 film ‘Anokha Daan’. Simply hard to believe that it is more than four decades that this film was released. The film itself was hard to trace for many years, and was in demand, on account of its music. Now, the film and its songs are easily accessible online.
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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. 2
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When we say ‘Unreleased’ film, it includes films which remained incomplete, films which did not reach the stage of getting censored and films which got censored but were not released in Theatres. To get songs from such films is a difficult task. Luckily, there are some generous minded Record Collectors in India (shri Giridharilal ji Vishwakarma ji) and Pakistan (Janab Shalin Bhatt ji),who upload some gems from unreleased films.
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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. 1
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From 1931 to 2010, a total of 11,150 Talkie films were censored. Once the film gets censored, it is free to be released. However,no one really knows how many films do not reach even the censors. I mean, films get started with very good intentions, but one can not predict whether the film will be completed, censored and released. There are several films which do not reach the theatres.
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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.

The 1937 film ‘Mukti’ from the banner of New Theatres, was considered a very bold move. A path breaking film that explores the complexities of relationship between a man and a woman. It was daring theme for its times, especially being tackled by a big name production house. The storyline is written by and the film is directed by PC Barua, who was at the height of his creative energies and his career. He was already a big name with New Theatres, having directed the 1935 hit film ‘Devdas’ for both Hindi and Bengali versions. He also played the lead role in the Bengali version.
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This article is written by Archana Sapkota, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a new 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.

Before I start, I would like to thank Ava and Harvey for letting me know that this song was not posted here yet and for coming up with the brilliant idea of posting it today and a big thank you to Atul for being so kind and patient and for letting me do this post.
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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? Thus starts the very first line of one of the most famous novels ever written. “Love Story” by Erich Segal first published on 14th February 1970 has sold more than a 22 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 20 languages. A novel of hardly a hundred pages, it captivates the reader from the very first line. It’s basically a romantic and a very tragic story of two young college grads coming from two extremely different backgrounds.
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This article is written by Pamir Harvey, 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.

Today is Raja Swaminathan’s second birthday! On this blog, I mean! I don’t know Raja’s age, but what I see and hear from him, he must be very young and very active. As many of you must already know, Raja is a passionate blogger. Yes, passionate is the word, which I would use to describe Raja in one word. Raja is passionate about politics, social politics and not party politics. Yes, he has a keen sense of justice and injustice. He is aware of the many wrong things going on in this world. I admire this quality in him very highly. What I admire about him is also his ability to put all his wonderful thoughts in words. When I sit and torture myself with the composition of each sentence. To him his nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs flow with an ease which would put a bubbling stream to shame. What’s more they flow in perfect syntax. Then he also has a wonderful sense of humour, particularly his PJs are very funny. And going by all his posts and comments on fb, Raja comes across as a very nice person. Now, you must have realized that I have not met him, although I’ve a feeling I already know him quite well. Dearest Raja, please try to always remain the person you are, Happy Birthday!
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