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This article is written by Raja, 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.

As we all know, there are thousands of songs out there and they can all be classified in many different ways. Here on the blog, Atul himself has categorized songs into several categories, depending on mood (sad/happy), or content (birthday/Diwali), or style (qawwali/disco) or even musical instrument (guitar/harmonium). And many other ways.

Apart from all these, there is one category that we don’t have but I think all of us will agree could be a fun category. That is “songs that if I hadn’t heard in my childhood or seen the movie, I don’t think I would ever have heard in my life”. :-)

Now I am not suggesting Atul should create such a category – and in any case, this would be a totally personal category because it would depend on each person’s own childhood. A birthday song is a birthday song, but one person’s childhood song is different from another person’s childhood song.

But if there WERE such a category, I can think of several songs from my childhood that would safely qualify for being slotted in. :-)

Let’s be clear about one thing. I am not saying these are terrible songs. I think a lot of effort goes into producing ONE song. There are many who put in effort – the lyricist, singer(s), composer(s), musicians and others – so we need to appreciate the effort at least. No, I am just saying, that for some reason, the song just disappeared from public attention. As we all know, this blog is doing its bit to bring back some of those into the limelight.

Anyway, if I talk about my childhood – and into my teenage years, I am clearly talking about the 70s.

Most music lovers say (and it is hard to disagree with them) that the golden period of music ended with the 60s (or, at the most, early 70s). By the end of the 60s, music had lost two of its biggest names. First Roshan died. Jaikishen died soon after. S D Burman fell ill and though he composed for a few films (and still great music at that), he also died by the mid-70s. As did Madan Mohan. Naushad was practically non-existent through the 70s. Except for the odd films, the same could be said for Ravi and OP Nayyar. Shankar (of the Shankar-Jaikishen combo) tried to succeed on his own (though under the Shankar Jaikishan banner) but without his partner of so many years, his music was only a shadow of what Shankar Jaikishan had produced earlier.

The truth is, music itself had changed. And films had changed. The audience had changed, tastes had changed. As Tennyson said “the old order changeth, yielding place to new”. Rafisaab had yielded place to Kishore Kumar as the leading male voice of the industry. Shammi Kapoor had yielded place to Rajesh Khanna, who further yielded his place to Amitabh Bachchan during the 70s.

The harbinger of change in music was probably none other than R D Burman. His style was distinctly different from that of previous composers. And the audience lapped it up. Films got loud and garish – and the music often had to follow suit. Perhaps the best examples are the Dev Anand films of the 70s. Compare Navketan of the 70s with earlier decades and you get the picture.

Of course, there were the “gentler” films too (like Gulzar’s films or the Rajshri Productions films) but the average 70s commercial film was pure masala. With the music usually composed by one of the three biggies of the era – RD Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal or Kalyanji Anandji.

This was the era I grew up in – and got used to. With songs like “aap ke kamre mein koi rehta hai”, “jai jai Shiv Shankar” and “rafta rafta dekho aankh meri ladi hai”. All popular songs at the time.

The 70s also saw a spate of actors (male and female) trying to make their name in the industry. Among the male actors, we had the likes of Anil Dhawan, Rakesh Roshan, Navin Nischol, Vinod Mehra, Vijay Arora, Rakesh Pandey, Ajay (Parikshit) Sahni, Vinod Khanna & Shatrughan Sinha (villains turned heroes), Amitabh Bachchan (yes, he too), Vikram, Kabir Bedi and some more.

Among the female actors, we had Rekha, Raakhee, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, Sulakshana Pandit, Reena Roy, Moushumi Chatterjee and some more. Hema Malini had started earlier than this lot – and already got a head start in terms of success too.

But let’s talk about Moushumi Chatterjee.

Why Moushumi ? Because it’s her birthday today.

I must say I have extremely fond memories of Moushumi movies that I saw during the 70s. That was the era when Hema reigned. Everybody was crazy about Hema Malini (or at least Zeenat Aman) but, rebel that I tried to be, I used to prefer Moushumi to Hema and Zeenat.

Not that Moushumi was not popular. I remember she used to be referred to, early on, as the Balika Badhu girl. A reference to her role in the Bengali film by that name.

But in general, Moushumi was the “sweet” heroine of the time. With that sweet smile and that child-like dialogue delivery, she won over many hearts. Including mine. So what if she wasn’t slotted in the same league as Hema or Zeenat?

Moushumi and Vinod Mehra was a famous pairing of the time. Maybe it was triggered by the success of Anuraag (1972). I remember seeing them in Raftaar, Do Jhoot and Sabse Bada Rupaya. And then there was also Us Paar, which I haven’t seen. I quite liked the pairing.

A Moushumi film from the early years that does not feature Vinod Mehra, but which I like, is Ghulam Begum Baadshah (1973). I like the fact that she doesn’t play a typical, submissive woman in that film.

Moushumi has acted opposite bigger stars like Sanjeev Kumar, Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan but somehow I always liked her opposite Vinod Mehra. There was a charm in those films and a sort of chemistry between them that is difficult to explain.

The song I have picked for today is from one such film.

Do Jhoot.

There’s a reason I picked this particular film for today, though I had others in mind too. The music in this film is composed by Shankar (under the Shankar Jaikishen banner). By then, of course, Jaikishen was long gone, so it was all down to Shankar.

And today also happens to be Shankar’s death anniversary.

So it seemed appropriate to pick a song featuring Moushumi and composed by Shankar.

I think it would be fair to say that Shankar had a tough time after Jaikishen’s death. The music composed by him fared miserably, leading to people drawing the inevitable conclusion that it was Jaikishen who was primarily responsible for the success of their banner.

Shankar tried hard to fight this – he said in interviews “if I had died first, people would have said, Shankar was the main guy. That’s how people are”. But the fact is, he could not churn out successes (except for the rare one) – and finally that is what counts.

Even Raj Kapoor, with whom Shankar-Jaikishen’s name was inextricably linked since Barsaat (1949), chose to dump Shankar and go with Laxmikant Pyarelal for Bobby (1973). Raj Kapoor was then fighting his own internal demons, after the colossal and very expensive flop of Mera Naam Joker. Anyway, I remember Shankar taking this very badly – he felt very hurt by this. (To be fair to Shankar, the music of Mera Naam Joker had been very successful, even if the film had not). But post-Jaikishen, Shankar had not shown anything to give Raj Kapoor confidence that he could carry the show solo.

I remember an interview with Raj Kapoor where he said he missed Jaikishen so much that working with just Shankar would have constantly reminded him of Jaikishen. This might have contributed to his decision, but the fact that Shankar’s music wasn’t quite working, might also have played a big part. Raj Kapoor just HAD to make sure Bobby worked for him.

Anyway, Shankar continued to compose music through the 70s, for the odd film. But, post-Jaikishen, he never quite clicked.

Let’s now move on to the song.

It is “chalo bhool jaayen” from Do Jhoot.

Now this is a movie I fondly remember from my childhood. When I saw it then (in the mid-70s), I loved the film. When I saw it again recently, I will admit the love had diminished considerably. Not that I didn’t like the movie, but it didn’t have quite the same charm. It seemed like “just another 70s film”. Of course, it had one of my childhood favourite songs “chhatri na khol”. :-)

The story has similarities with Professor, with Moushumi doing a Shammi Kapoor type role. She is a young woman but has to disguise herself as an old woman in order to get a job of being a governess to a young girl (Aruna Irani). Pran falls in love with the “old” Moushumi, Vinod Mehra in love with the “young” Moushumi. There are the usual villain scenes – and all ends well in the end.

Coming to this song and the special category I mentioned at the start of this post, I have never heard this song other than seeing it in the film when I was young. And again, when I saw the film recently. Other than that, never. And that’s a bit of a pity, because it’s a pretty nice tune, once you listen to it a couple of times. Maybe others have heard it more often – but somehow I never got to hear it otherwise.

But then, like I said, music itself had changed in the 70s. Maybe Shankar was out of tune, not just with the S-J standard of music, but with the times too.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the song.

And we of course, wish Moushumi Chatterjee a very happy Birthday!

WE also pay a big tribute to the memory of Shankar with this song as this song happens to be the 800th song of Shankar Jaikishan in the blog as music directors.

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Audio (Full)

Song-Chalo bhool jaayen jahaan ko yahaan do ghadi (Do Jhooth)(1975) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Vitthalbhai Patel, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
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Lyrics(Based on Audio version)

Chalo bhool jaayen
jahaan ko yahaan do ghadi
beete huye pal
nahin laut’te phir kabhi
aaa aaa
haathon pe likh de
mera naam honthon se tu
wahin meri manzil
jahaan le chale aaj tu

Chalo bhool jaayen
jahaan ko yahaan do ghadi
beete huye pal
nahin laut’te phir kabhi
haathon pe likh de
mera naam honthon se tu
wahin meri manzil
jahaan le chale aaj tu

teri maang mein hum iraade bharein
poore sabhi aaj waade karein
dil ko yakeen mere aata nahin
bharam mere dil se ye jaata nahin
bharam mere dil se ye jaata nahin

chalo bhool jaayen
jahaan ko yahaan do ghadi
beete huye pal
nahin laut’te phir kabhi
aaa aaa
haathon pe likh de
mera naam honthon se tu
wahin meri manzil
jahaan le chale aaj tu

laaa laa laa laa
laaalalalala
laalaalaalaa

ho o o o
o
o o
o o o o
o o o o

koi bhool ho
maaf karna sanam
kabhi waqt dhaaye jo hum pe sitam

wafa ki dagar par hamesha chalein
khushi ho ya gham
saath har dam rahein
khushi ho ya gham
saath har dam rahein
chalo bhool jaayen
jahaan ko yahaan do ghadi
beete huye pal
nahin laut’te phir kabhi

haathon pe likh de
mera naam honthon se tu
wahin meri manzil
jahaan le chale aaj tu

chalo door kohre mein kho jaayen ham
alag is zamaane se ho jaaye ham
kal ham jahaan mein rahenge nahin
yaaden hamaari rahengi yahin
yaaden hamaari rahengi yahin

chalo bhool jaayen
jahaan ko yahaan do ghadi
beete huye pal
nahin laut’te phir kabhi
aaa aaa
haathon pe likh de
mera naam honthon se tu
wahin meri manzil
jahaan le chale aaj tu

laaa la
la la
laaalalalala
laaa la
la la
laaalalalala
laaa la
la la
laaalalalala a


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.

MISSING GEMS FROM THE GOLDEN 50s…Song No- 15
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Today’s song is from the film Raagini-1958.
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“Vardaan”(1974) was produced by Arun Bhatt and Kishore Vyas and directed by Arun Bhatt. The movie had Vinod Mehra, Reena Roy, Mehmood, Krishnakant, Asit Sen, Om Prakash, Chandrashekhar, Narendranath, Urmila Bhatt, Jayshree T,Meena T etc in it.
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“Bemisaal”(1982) was produced by Debesh Ghosh and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji for Shri Loknath Chitramandir, Bombay. The movie, which was based on abngla novel by Ashutosh Mukherjee, had Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Mehra, Rakhee Gulzar, Deven Varma, Sheetal, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri, Asit Sen, Amarnath, Gautam Sarin, Meena Roy, Goga Kapoor, Vijay Sharma, Anjan Srivastav, Samar Roy, Pratima Devi, Johney, Master Mayur, Master Romeo, Baby Khushboo, Master Vikas etc in it.akshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.
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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.

“Parde Ke Peechhey” (1971) was produced by M C Ramamurthy and directed by K Shankar. The movie had Yogeeta Bali, Vinod Mehra, Pran, Padma Khanna, Bindu, Tarun Bose, Jagdeep, Prem Kumar, Raj Mehra, Siddhu, Suresh, Upendra Trivedi, Keshav Rana etc in it.
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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.

“Us Paar” (1974) was a Cine eye Films movie. It was produced and directed by Basu Chatterji. The movie had Vinod Mehra, Raja Paranjape, Padma Khanna, Moushumi Chatterjee, Jalal Agha, Lalita Kumari, Paintal, A.K.Hangal etc in it.
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“Arjun Pandit” (1976) is a recent movie by the standards of this blog. But surprisingly, little information seems to be available about this movie. This movie was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji. It had Ashok Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Srividya, Deven Verma, Bindu etc in it.
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“Takkar” (1980) was a Padmalaya Films Production. It was produced by G A Seshagiri Rao and directed by K Bapaiyaa. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Jeetendra,Jayaprada,Vinod Mehra(double role), Bindiya Goswami, Ranjeet, Mac Mohan, Ashok Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Sujit Kumar, Jeevan, Mukri, Asrani,Shivaraj,Leela Chitnis, Komila Virk, Jalal Agha, Mohan Choti, Master Bittoo, A.Abdul Hameed, Mac Mohan, Umesh Sharma,Swaraj Gupta, Anand Mohan, Umesh Khanna, K N Reddy, Pawan Babu, Asha Sachdev, Prema Narayan etc on it.
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“Do Jhooth” (1975) was a Vinod Mehra- Mausami Chatterji starrer. This duo was the the Dharmendra-Hema Malini of poor producers and were quite a popular pair in small budget movies of those days.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

“Us Paar” (1974) starring Moushmi Chatterjee and Vinod Mehra was a sweet little film about love between a gypsy girl and young boy living in the village. Their love for each other is sweet and pure. Moushami Chatterjee (Kamli) is engaged to Bhairo (Jalal Agha). Mohan (Vinod Mehra) and Kamli decide to elope as they have no hopes of their love being allowed otherwise.
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