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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.

Today’s song is a special song-for me, because it is not only composed by one of my favourite composers, but it is also sung by him, as a duet with Shamshad Begum, in the film Hamaari Shaan-1951. Chitragupta is the composer / singer of this song.

In my opinion, out of all the composers ( including my favourite C. Ramchandra), these were the only 4 composers, whose compositions, I personally found very melodious in about 90% times. This is a very high percentage for melody, which not every composer can boast of ! These composers are….

Composer period of activity Total films Total songs average films/year
Hansraj Behl (19-11-1916 to 20-5-1985) 1946-1979 71 530 2
Khemchand Prakash(12-12-1907 to 10-8-1950) 1939-1950 46 437 4
Chitragupta (16-11-1917 to 14-1-1991) 1946-1988 148 1028 3
Ravi (3-3-1926 to 7-6-2012 ) 1955-1990 111 792 3

source-muvyz.

Composer Ravi was an assistant to Chitragupta in his early days. Both Chitragupta and Ravi also sang songs in Hindi films and in each other’s films as well. Chitragupta sang 28 songs in 15 films and Ravi sang 21 songs in 18 films. Additionally Ravi was also a Lyricist and wrote about 66 songs in 21 films.

Sometimes I wonder whether singers sang the best when singing for their favourite composers ? Just see the kind of singing Mukesh did for Shankar-jaikishen, Lata did for C.Ramchandra (during 1949-1958), Kishore did for S D Burman, Rafi for Naushad, Talat for Anil Biswas or Asha for first O P Nayyar and then R D Burman.

Lata was also very close to Chitragupta. Actually they had a small group, consisting of Prem Dhawan, Dilip Dholakia, Lata and Chitragupta. After every song recording, they all used to go to Chitragupta’s house in Khar and have a Bihari Lunch there. Lata was very fond of Bihari food. ( I too like Bihari Sattu ki poori and Aaloo ki sabji ). They used to go to Picnics also.

Film Hamaari Shaan-51 was produced by Nanabhai Bhatt and directed by his elder brother Balwat Bhatt. The early 50s was a period when many films used the theme of importance of Joint families or maintaining the old family traditions. The partition had practically broken many joint families and the family system in india was going through an upheaval, what with formation of smaller units of families in metropolitan towns,due to scarcity of space and increasing inflation. Elders in the society wanted old values to be nurtured further, but the whole system seemed to be heading for a transformation into nuclear family system-out of sheer necessity. If a family had 4 brothers,the parents would be with only one family, thus depriving 3 families of building values in the younger generations. The film industry was trying to re establish these but to no avail. Film Hamari shaan also was woven around such a theme.

The film was directed by the elder brother of Nanabhai Bhatt- Balwant Bhatt. He was born at Porbandar, Gujarat on 13-1-1909. Balwant started his career by assisting Naval Gandhi in 1930-31 and then N.B.Vakil at Sagar Studios in 1932. He turned Director with the advent of Talkie films and joined Prakash Pictures with Actress-1934. His first film was Chalta purja-1932 and the last one was Nagin aur Sapera-1966. He directed 34 films, mostly stunt and C grade films. He directed some Gujarati films like Sansar Leela, Seth Sagsha, Diwadandi,Snehlata etc. He was the producer of Dillagi-1942, Gunehgar, Alif Laila etc. Diwadandi-1950 became famous for its song-” Taari aankhni afini”, sung by Dilip Dholakia with music by Ajit Merchant. His film Mordhwaj-52 was the Debut film for Music Director Narayan Dutt. Balwant Bhatt died on 7-2-1965, at Bombay.

There were 8 songs in “Hamaari Shaan”(1951), sung by 7 singers and written by 4 Lyricists. 5 songs are already posted and today’s song is the 6th song from this movie. The cast of the film was Durga Khote, Yaqub, Agha, David, Umakant, S.Nazir, Yashodhara katju, S N Tripathi, Bharat Bhushan, Veera, Meera etc etc. The story of the film was….

HAMARI SHAAN-1951 was a Deepak Pictures’ film.Produced by Nanabhai Bhatt,it was directed by Balwant Bhatt.The story/s-play/dialogues were byPt.Girish.MD was Chitragupta and Lyricists were Anjum Jaipuri,RMAKhan,S.K.Deepak and B.D.(Bhagwat datt)Mishra.

In a certain village in UP,a joint family of panditji resides. Panditji alias Harprasad, his wife Ganga, three children, their wives and an unmarried daughter Kumud who is engaged to Satish,s/o/ Damadi lal,who is stingy like his name.

Gopal is their neighbour. Hs sister kala’s marriage is broken as they can not give dowry of 2000 rupees. Kala tries suicide. Panditji not only saves her, but also gives Rs 2000- and gets her married. Gopal thus becomes his trusted assistant for ever.

One day Panditji dies while saving Damadilal from goons’ attack. His family gets fragmented with all brothers dividing property, but no one is ready to give 5000/- dowry for sister’s marriage. Gopal convinces Satish and he marries Kumud, without dowry, secretly. Damadilal, his father comes there, with Pistol to stop the marriage.

In the ensuing fight Gopal is killed accidentally by Damadilal’s gun. Damadilal repents, blesses the couple, gives all property to them and goes on a Teerthyatra.

The brothers also unite once again.

Here is this song from “Hamaari Shaan”(1951) which is sung by Shamshad Begam, Chitragupta and chorus. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.


Song-Jamuna ke paar kahin baaje baansuriya (Hamaari Shaan)(1951) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Chitragupta, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-Chitragupta
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

jai
jai kanhaiyya laal ki

jai kanhaiyya laal ki
jai madan gopal ki

hoy chhoron ko haathi ghoda
chhoriyon ko paalki
hoy chhoriyon ko paalki
hey
jai kanhaiya laal ki
jai kanhaiya laal ki
jai madan gopal ki

ho ho o
Jamuna ke paar
Jamuna ke paar
kahin baaje baansuriya
sunke jiya lehraaye re
haaye sunke jiya lehraaye re
ho ho
karke singaar
hoy karke singaar
chali leke gagariya
panghat pe chori chori jaaye re
ho gori
panghat pe chori chori jaaye re

karke singaar
chali leke gagariya
panghat pe chori chori jaaye re
ho gori
panghat pe chori chori jaaye re

dol raha
mera man dol raha
ho sakhi dol raha
dol raha
mera man dol raha
ho sakhi dol raha

baansuri ki taanon se
shahad koi praanon mein
ghol raha
baansuri ki taanon se
shahad koi praanon mein
ghol raha aa
dol raha

ho o o
ho o o
o o o
jeewan mein haar gayi
murli pe waar gayi
jeewan mein haar gayi
murli pe waar gayi

jaadu ke baan dekho maare saanwariya
hamse raha nahin jaaye re
haaye
hamse raha nahin jaaye re

hoy
jhhoom rahi
ho gori jhoom rahi
ho gori jhoom rahi

jhhoom rahi
ho gori jhoom rahi
ho gori jhoom rahi

shyaam base nainan mein
baawri ho kunjan mein
jhoom rahi

shyaam base nainan mein
baawri ho kunjan mein
jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi

ho o o
ho o o
o o o
honthon pe geet liye
tan man mein preet liye
honthon pe geet liye
tan man mein preet liye

mohan ki rang rangi saari nagariya
dekhe to chaandni lajaaye re
haaye
dekhe to chaandni lajaaye re
Jamuna ke paar
kahin baaje baansuriya
sunke jiya lehraaye re


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.

Cinema is popular all over the world. It is popular in India and in every state of India. An average Indian is fond of and can talk endlessly on three common topics- Indian Politics, Cricket and Films. He has opinions on every happening in these matters. At least, this was the case till a few years back. The points of interests might have changed for the new generation and I am blissfully ignorant about the topics that interest the new generation.
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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.

We will discuss today a song from film Daaman-51. This song happens to be one of Lata’s favourite songs and also a Milestone song in her early career, when she was getting settled in her playback singing career. I am pleasantly surprised to note that this song still remained undiscussed here so far,thus giving me the opportunity to discuss this song now.
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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.

What do film stars do when they retire or stop working ?

Actually, the artistes can be divided into two parts. One, those who stop working voluntarily or retire by choice and Two, those who stop getting work and are compelled to retire. Of course the first category has definite plans post retirement, so they do what was planned. However those who stop getting work or are compelled to call it a day have either to fall back on their savings or do something else to survive.
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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.

I am sure you must have heard the names of Music Directors Fakir Muhammed, Shambhoo, Dattaraj, Brij Bhushan, Raj Ratan, Ronodev Mukherjee, Kamalkant and Vishnu Khanna.

No ? I am surprised. OK. At least you must be knowing Music Directors Ajay, Baboo Singh or Vijay Honavar ? Your blank face says, you have never heard their names.

I am not asking you names of Music Directors from the 1930s or 1940s. All these were composers in the 1960s. If I ask you about Satyam, Jagdish or Ratandeep-Hemraj, what will you say ?
These were Music Directors in the 1970s. They composed music for 5 to 15 films each in the 70s.
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“Kaale Baadal”(1950) was directed by Anand Thakur for National Film of India production. The movie had Pushpa, Shyam, Meena, Gope, Jeevan, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Sinha, Tabassum, Hansa, M. Rajan, Pratima Devi etc in it.
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“Kaale Baadal”(1950) was directed by Anand Thakur for National Film of India production. The movie had Pushpa, Shyam, Meena, Gope, Jeevan, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Sinha, Tabassum, Hansa, M. Rajan, Pratima Devi etc in it.
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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.

MINI SERIES…MAHASHIVRATRI CELEBRATIONS
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Song No. 2
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These days, being or showing that you are religious amounts to being Communal ! I do not agree, because I feel that your religious behaviour should be restricted to your own personal life, without any display of it. If you take a survey today, you may find that hardly 0.1 to 1 % of the population is Atheist ( those who do not believe the existence of God ). The rest are all believers in God. Belief in God and being religious are two entirely different things. Being religious is practicing the ‘karm kands’ or fulfilling the acts described, prescribed or suggested by the religion, like for example, going to the Temples regularly or doing Pooja Archana every day etc. Only those who practice these can be termed as being religious minded. As long as these things do not interfere with your duties towards family and society, no one should have aby business commenting/ interfering in that.
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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.

“Kaale Baadal”(1950) was directed by Anand Thakur for National Film of India production. The movie had Pushpa, Shyam, Meena, Gope, Jeevan, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Sinha, Tabassum, Hansa, M. Rajan, Pratima Devi etc in it.
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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.

MINI SERIES….MAHASHIVRATRI CELEBRATIONS…SONG NO 1.
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This is a ‘quicky’, in the filmi parlance. The auspicious MAHASHIVRATRI falls on the 17th of February 2015,this year. Prior to that holy occasion, we will have one SHIV BHAJAN for discussion everyday, as a prelude to the religious fervor of Mahashivratri.
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