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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

CHANDAN KA PALNA (1967) was produced under the banner of Arzoo Films by Zaibunnisa Usman Ali and Khairunnisa Ismail Memon and was directed by Ismail Memon. Dhamendra and Meena Kumari were in lead roles supported by Mehmood, Mumtaz, Durga Khote, Dhumal, Nazir Hussain, Bipin Gupta, Shabnam, Mukri etc. In a way, the film was the home production of Mehmood. Producers Zaibunnisa Usman Ali was the wife of Mehmood’s younger brother Usman Ali while Khairunnisa Ismail Memon was his younger sister. The director of the film, Ismail Memon was his brother-in-law. Mehmood’s first wife Madhu was the sister of Meena Kumari.

The film was planned at a time when Meena Kumari started living in Mehmood’s bungalow for sometime after her separation from Kamaal Amrohi. Usman Ali, the younger brother of Mehmood who also worked as his secretary and production controller took the opportunity of the availability of Meena Kumari for the lead role. Since Dharmendra used to spent much of his spare time in Mehmood’s bungalow in view of his ‘special’ friendship with Meena Kumari at that time, he agreed to work for the film by adjusting his dates for his other films. [Source : the book Mehmood – A man of Many Moods by Hanif Zaveri, 2005].

I had seen the film in a ‘fast forward’ mode on a website. So I will give here only the gist of the story which is on the predictable lines. Ajit (Dharmendra) and Shobha (Meena Kumari), after their brief courtship, get married. However, after years of marriage, they do not have a child. A medical examination reveals that Shobha would not be able to conceive. Her mother-in-law (Durga Khote) is shattered by this news as she had promised to her late husband that his family’s name would be perpetuated. Knowing her mother-in-law’s craving for a grandchild and humiliation she may have to face on being barren, Shobha decides to end her life so that Ajit could remarry to fulfill his mother’s wish. However, she is saved by a temple priest who gives her alternative options.

Overnight Shobha’s personality changes from a traditional wife to a fun loving woman with liberal outlook, drinking etc which is resented by her mother-in-law. Both of them almost come in to a physical fight at which moment, Ajit expels Shobha from the house. She shifts to her father’s house who is also perplexed by her changed behaviour and scolds her. She even signs the divorce papers without any hesitation. The fact is that Shobha does all these drama just to force Ajit to separate from her and remarry. Ultimately, Ajit is pressurised by her mother to get married to a new bride (Shabnam). Soon the new bride is expecting and the mother-in-law is very happy. However, after delivering a baby boy, the new wife dies. Now the time is ripe for the temple priest to reveal Ajit and his mother about Shobha’s sacrifice to make the family happy. Mother-in-law and Ajit repent and Shobha is welcomed back in the house. She is united with Ajit and his family and takes care of the child as her own.

From this story, one can make out that the roles of Mehmood as a Bengali classical music lover , Mumtaz as his love interest and Dhumal as his competitor in music are introduced mainly to give some respite to the audience from the heavy dose of melodramatic scenes in the movie. Despite the impressive star cast and good music, the film failed to do well at the box office.

The film had 7 songs of which 3 songs have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 4th song ‘o ganga maiya paar laga de mere’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song is written by Anand Bakshi which is set to music by R D Burman. It is said that R D Burman composed the tune while sitting at Outram Ghat on the banks of Ganga at the outskirt of Calcutta (Kolkata). Coincidentally, when he returned to Bombay (Mumbai), Mehmood met him to say that he was looking for a song situation relating to river Ganga in the film. So he used the tune for this song.

This song is picturised on Meena Kumari on three different occasions in the film and different versions of the song get played on these occasions. The first one has two stanzas while the second and third have one stanza each of different verses. While the video links of the first and third versions are available, video link of second version is not available though in the movie this version is available. The audio link has three stanzas but the first stanza of the video link is not included.

Raju Bhartan, in his article, Remembering RD in 1997 had revealed that this song in raag Jogiya was a strong contender for Sur Singar Samsad’s award for the best classical film song of the year 1967 along with Madan Mohan’s ‘maine rang li aaj chunariya’ in raag Pilu from ‘Dulhan Ek Raat Ki’. However, Brijmohan who headed Sur Singar Samsad at that time, felt that awarding R D Burman would affect Sur Singar’s classical music reputation. The award for that year went to Madan Mohan. I can understand Brijmohan’s concern as at that time, R D Burman had created ripples in the Hindi film music with his new trendy westernised songs in ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) which became very popular. But such songs were anathema for classical music lovers. However, after 25 years, R D Burman did receive Special Award from Sur Singar Samsad for his contribution to music.

Enjoy the classical raag based soulful title song.

Video part I

Video part II

Audio

Song-O Ganga mainyya paar laga de (Chandan Ka Palna)(1967) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Video Part I
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o ganga maiya aa aa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de

mujhse kinaaron ne aankh churaayi
mujhse kinaaron ne aankh churaayi ee
ab hai isi mein bas meri bhalaayi
ab hai isi mein bas meri bhalaayi
mujhko dubo hi de
mere kaiwaiyya
o ganga maiya
o ganga maiya..aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
o ganga maiya
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de

gujren idhar se bhi kaali ghataayen
gujren idhar se bhi kaali ghataayen
maa teri mamta ko degi duaayen
maa teri mamta ko degi duaayen
dukhiya ke aangan ki sookhi talaiyaa aa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
o ganga maiyaa aa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de

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Video part II
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soona pada hai chandan ka palna
soona pada hai chandan ka palna aa
palne mein jhoole ek chanda saa lalna
palne mein jhoole ik chanda saa lalna
jaise Yashoda ka Krishna Kanhaiya aa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
o ganga maiya aa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de

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Audio version
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o ganga maiyaaa….aa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de
mere
sapnon ki
naiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de

gujre idhar se bhi kaali ghataayen
gujre idhar se bhi kaali ghataayen
maa teri mamta ko degi duaayen
maa teri mamta ko degi duaayen
dukhiya ki aangan ki sookhi talaiyaa aa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de

jis liye naina taras rahe hain
saawan bhaadon se baras rahe hain
saawan bhaadon se baras rahe hain
sandes laike woh aaye purwaiyaa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa aa
o ganga maiya..aa
o ganga maiya..aa
paar laga de

soona pada hai chandan ka palna
soona pada hai chandan ka palna aa
palne mein jhoole ek chanda saa lalna
palne mein jhoole ek chanda saa lalna
jaise Yashoda ka Krishna Kanhaiya aa
o ganga maiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de mere
sapnon ki naiyaa
o ganga maiya aa
o ganga maiya aa
paar laga de


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“Sipahiya”(1949) was directed by Aspi for Super Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Madhubala, Agha, Yakub, Kanhaiyalal, Kashmiri, Husn Banu etc in it.
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“Kachche Dhaage”(1973) was a Daaku movie produced and directed by Raj Khosla. His previous movie too was a Daaku drama, namely “Mera Gaaon Mera Desh”(1971). Attempt was made to retain the team of “Mera Gaaon Mera Desh” but with some changes. Dharmendra and Asha Parekh were replaced by Kabir Bedi and Mausami Chatterji. Laxmi Chhaaya, the scene stealer in “Mera Gaaon Mera Desh” (1973) was missing too.
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“Sipahiya”(1949) was directed by Aspi for Super Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Madhubala, Agha, Yakub, Kanhaiyalal, Kashmiri, Husn Banu etc in it.
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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.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 13
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The more one searches and sifts through the immense ocean that is the Hindi film song, the more are the gems that come back into memory.  And the magic of Chitragupt is seemingly unending.  A career spanning a little over four decades, and the number of films he created music for numbering close to two hundred, it is little wonder that hidden gems from this unsung composer will continue to appear and amaze us.

Remembering Chitragupt on the anniversary of his passing away (14th January).
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“Roti Kapda Aur Makaan”(1974) was produced and directed by Manoj Kumar for Vishal International Productions Pvt Limited. The movie had Manoj Kumar, Zeenat Amaan, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Dheeraj Kumar, Aruna Irani, Moushumi Chatterjee, PremNath, Madan Puri, Kuljeet Singh, Agha, Meena.T., Lalita Kumari, Sulochana Latkar, Manmohan, Raj Mehra, Birbal, Rajni Bala, KamalDeep, Asit Sen, Harbans, Rajan Kapoor, C.S.Dubey, Madhup Sharma, Jaani Babu, Raza Murad, Kamini Kaushal, Krishan Dhawan etc in it.
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“Mehbooba”(1976) was based on a novel by Gulshan Nanda. It was produced by Musheer-Riaz and directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Yogita Bali, Manmohan Krishan, Nazir Hussain, Sujit Kumar, Asrani, Asha Sachdev, Prem Chopra, Meena.T., Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, Chandrashekhar, Leela Mishra, Madan Puri, Master Alankar, Birbal, UmaDutt, Raj Rani, Abhimanyu Sharma, Ram Murti Chaturvedi etc in it.
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India is a country that has the world’s largest written constitution. In addition, there are lots and lots of laws and rules that cover all areas of our lives. Then there are political parties that take pride in passing new rules and cite that as their achievements.
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“Aansoo”(1953) was produced by Qamar Jalalabadi and directed by Shanti Kumar for Famous Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar, Pran, Nawab, Amirbai Karnataki, Indu Paul, Chaman Puri, Rajkumar, Kabil Amritsari, Parvati Devi, C Nazir, Indira Bansal, Rupmati, Suhel Chaudhary, Satya Rani, Aruna Mehta, Madan Mohan, Sudesh Kumar, Baby Kumkum, Baby Kavita, Baby Suman etc in it.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

There are a good number of Hindi films’ prints and negatives especially pertaining to the golden era of Hindi film music which have been lost. The loss could be because of damage to the film prints and negatives probably due to their improper storage. After all, film prints and negatives require storage of some specialised kind. Some producers/owners of the films who had taken due precautions by storing films in film laboratories, lost the films due to reasons beyond their control like fire in the laboratories. Most of these lost films had gems of melodic songs.
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