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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


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 voices that we hear most of the time are the usual well known voices that made their career singing in HFM. But sometimes we get to listen to voices who were basically classical singers and who were by and large disinclined to sing in movies. In some cases, they had to be cajoled and often paid unheard of amounts to convince then to sing a few songs in Hindi movies.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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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RaagaMaalas in Films – 18
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‘Raja aur Runk’ was a 1968 Bollywood film, produced by L V Prasad and directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma (K P Atma in short). It was an Indian adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel, ‘The Prince and the Pauper.’ Pdt Mukhram Sharma wrote the dailogs and lyrics were by Anand Bakshi set to music by the duo Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (LP in short). The star cast included Sanjeev Kumar, Kumkum, Ajit, Mukri, Mohan Choti, Kamal Kapur, Mahesh Kothare, Nirupa Roy, Nazima, Aruna Rai, Bipin Gupta, Badri Prasad etc.
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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.

The year is 1927 and the place is Tellipur in Nagpur city. A boy, aged about 7 year is headed for his home after his school closes for the day. On the way, heavy rains forces him to take the shelter below the staircase of a building. The rains continue and the boy starts singing. An elderly person comes down from the upper floor of the building and takes the boy to his room. He asks the boy to sing the songs again which he was singing a short while ago. He is impressed by the boy’s singing. The rains stop and he accompanies the boy to drop him at his home. The elderly person requests boy’s mother, a school teacher, to let the boy join his music school. Before he completes his sentence, the mother tells him that she had no money to pay the fees. He assures her that he would not charge any fee for his music lessons. The mother is still not comfortable about her son joining the music school. She tells him that she does not want the boy’s schooling to be affected. The elderly person once again assures her that he would teach the boy only after his school timing is over. At last the mother agrees for her son joining the music school. The son was Vasantrao Deshpande and the elderly person was Shankarrao Sapre who was a trained classical singer of Gwalior gharana. For young Vasantrao Deshpande, it was the most important rainy day as it changed the course of his life.
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This article is written by Khyati Bhatt, 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.

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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 24
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So, the countdown has already begun and now it’s time to celebrate one of the biggest milestone of this blog….10K songs. How appropriate it is to celebrate this special moment on it’s sixth b’day!! Celebration posts by many of you have already been posted on the blog and as all of you have said, I had also received Sudhirji’s request to send a special post to Atulji. Due to a family emergency, my post has been delayed and I apologize to Atulji for that. I am so privileged to be a part of this celebration and I am thankful to Atulji and Sudhirji for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
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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.

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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 10
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10,000 songs! I’m very glad, that Atul asked me to supply a post for the countdown. Moreover I think it is a very good idea to let us introduce each other, this way, I think the Atulblog family comes to know each other better and also thus come closer. A family, which knows each other better, sings better.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

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Raaga Maalas in Hindi Films
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Phoolon Ki Sej of 1964 was produced by husband wife team, P Adinarayana Rao and Anjali Devi, under the banner of ‘Anjali Pictures’. The star cast included Vyjayanthimala, Ashok Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Gopi Krishna, Nirupa Roy, Lalita Pawar, Mehmood, Anjali Devi, Shubha Khote, Mukri, Kanhaiyalal etc. The story was based on a Hindi writer Gulshan Nanda’s novel ‘Andhera Chirag’ and the film was directed by Inder Raj Anand. Adinarayana Rao composed the music to the lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

When the going gets completely traditional and classical, then the music directors always turn to that voice, which simply never ceases to amaze with its range and its control over the notes and the ragas. It is the voice of Manna Dey, the last of the old school classical singers, with a firm grounding in the traditional art form of music of the sub continent. A singer whose voice is the natural resting place for such classical icons as “Bhay Bhanjanaa Vandanaa Sun Hamaari”, “Laaga Chunri Mein Daag”, “Sur Na Saje Kya Gaaun Main”, “Kaun Aaya Mere Mann Ke Dwaare”, “Poochho Na Kaise Main Ne Rain Bitaai”, “Tere Naina Talaash Karen Jise”, “Aayo Kahaan Se Ghanshyam”, “Udd Jaa Bhanwar”, “Chali Raadhe Raani Akhiyon Mein Paani”, “Banaawo Batiyaan Haaye Kaahe Ko Jhoothi”, “Tu Chhupi Hai Kahaan” – and many more such fabulous classical creations.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

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Genius of Jaidev
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“Alaap” a 1977 film was produced by Hrishikesh Mukerjee and N.C Sippy and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film star cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Chhaya Devi, Sanjeey Kumar, Asrani, Farida Jalal, Om Prakash, Manmohan Krishna, Master Ravi, A K Hangal, etc. The film was a musical and was one of the best offerings of MD Jaidev’, during his marvellous carrier. Dr Rahi Massom Raza and Harivanshrai Bachchan provided lyrics for the film.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

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“Genius of Jaidev”
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‘Footpath’ was a film under production and direction by Amol Palekar, but for unknown reasons was shelved and never saw the light of the day. The film’s music was entrusted to music director Jaidev and had lyrics by Naqsh Layalpuri.
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