Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs


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5188 Post No. : 17167

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 102
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Ten years back on this date viz on 1st October 2012, eight songs from eight different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6760 Surya wahi Chandra wahi Saavitri (1937) One song covered out of 12 by now
6761 Haay chhore ki zaat badi bewafa Chaandni Raat (1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
6762 Tadap ae dil tadapne se zara aaraam aata hai Shaan (1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
6763 Dil beqaraar hai mera dil beqaraar hai Nageena (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6764 Sambhal ke ye duniya hai Sitaaron Se Aage (1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
6765 Duniya mein aaya hai to phool khilaaye jaa Mere Armaan Mere Sapne(1963) 4 songs covered out of 7 by now
6766 Ye raat bahut rangeen sahi Shagun(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6767 Pyaar ki nanhi maina chehke Waapas (1969) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can observe that six movies (out of eight movies) whose songs were covered on the blog on this date ten years ago (on 1 october 2012) have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with two movies that are still eligible for blog Ten Year Challenge ten years later on 1 october 2022.

“Mere Armaan Mere Sapne”(1963) is a movie that qualifies on this count.

“Mere Armaan Mere Sapne”(1963) was produced and directed by Arabind Sen for Lalit Kala Mandir, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Kumari Naaz, Ashim Kumar, Pran, Agha, Jayshri Gadkar, Sumitra devi, Manmohan Krishna, Asit Sen, Badri Prasad, Johnny Whisky, Padma Devi, Paro devi, Samar Chatterjee, Paul Mahendra,
Madhumati, Surekha, Sohanlal Khanna, Laxmi Chhaaya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sujit Kumar etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is the fifth song from “Mere Armaan Mere Sapne”(1963) to appear in the blog. The son is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Madhumati and Sohanlal Khanna. The dance performance is being watched by many people, inclusing Pradeep Kumar, Ashim Kumar and Kumari Naaz aka Naaz.

Sohanlal Khanna, who lip syncs in Rafi’s voice was the dance choreographer of this movie.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

video link:

audio link:

Song-Hai bade zor ki dhoop (Mere Armaan Mere Sapne )(1963) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-N Datta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hai badey zor kee dhoo…oop
hai badey zor kee dhoop
jaley is dhoop mein meraa roop
o sainyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey
o saiyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey aey ae ae aey ae
hoyye aey ae
woh dekhee jabse teree chaal
buraa hai deewaaney ka haal
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey aey ae ae aaa

jab se bolaa dil par mere
tere pyaar ne hullaa..aaa
chhod ke maine galee mohallaa
thhaam liyaa teraa pallaa..aaa…aaa
waahhaaa waahaa waa waaaa
hoohh

jab se bolaa dil par mere
tere pyaar ne hullaa..aaa..aaa
chhod ke maine galee mohallaa
thhaam liyaa teraa pallaa..aaa..aa
chhod ke maine galee mohallaa
thhaam liyaa teraa pallaa
lagaa hai jab se nazar kaa teer
tadapthaa hai teraa dilgeer
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar de hey aey ae hey aey ae

tere jaisee koyee na dekhee
kali nazaaqat waalee..eee

haayye raam
badaa naseebon waalaa hogaa
tu jiski matwaalee oyye

kyaa (aaa aaa)
tere jaisee koyee na dekhee
kalee nazaaqath waalee..eee

hoyye hoyye
badaa naseebon waalaa hogaa
tu jiski matwaalee..ee
badaa naseebon waalaa hogaa
tu jiski matwaali

kiyaa jab dil ne mujhe majboor
to aayee chalkar itnee door
o sainyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey
o saiyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey ae hey aey

khilee rahey mere dil mein teree
muskaanon ki kaliyaan aan aan

meri jannat saiyyaan teri
do aankhon ki galiyaan..aaan..aan..aaan
khilee rahey mere dil mein teree
muskaanon ki kaliyaan aan aan

haayye meri jannat saiyyan teri
do aankhon ki galiyaan..aan..aan
meri jannat saiyyan teri
do aankhon ki galiyaan
meraa dil hai teri jageer
aa aa haan aa haa aa
hai is mein teree hee tasweer
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey
hho gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar de aey ae ae
hey aey ae hey aey ae

hai badey zor kee dhoop
jaley is dhoop mein meraa roop
o sainyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey
hho saiyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey aey ae ae aey ae
(whistling sound)
o dekheejabse teree chaal
buraa hai diwaaney ka haal
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey aey ae ae

hho oo oo ooo oo ooo
hho oo oo ooo oo ooo
hho oo oo ooo oo ooo

(Rafi,Asha Bhosle and chorus voices)


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5187 Post No. : 17166

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 101
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Ten years back on this date viz on 30th September 2012, seven songs from seven different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6753 Jaao sidhaaro fateh paao Laal e Yaman(1933) Movie YIPPEED by now
6754 Dhadke mera dil mujhko jawaani raam kasam na bhaaye Baabul (1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
6755 Preet kiye pachhtaayee re saanwariya Saanwariya(1949) 7 songs covered out of 10 by now
6756 Kaaghaz ki meri naao Do Dil (1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6757 Saawan ke jhhoole pade Jurmaana(1979) Movie YIPPEED by now
6758 Kismet ki jeb mein angoothha naseeb ka Manpasand(1980) 7 songs covered out of 9 by now
6759 Mausam mastaana hai dil deewaana hai Laalach(1983) One song covered out of 5 by now

We can observe that four movies (out of seven) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today on 30 september 2022.

“Saanwariya”(1949) is one such movie.

“Saanwariya”(1949) was directed by directed by Nasrat A Mansoori for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Rehman, Haeez Jehan, Veera, S.L.Puri, Leela Mishra, Nasrat A Mansuri, Haroon, Hamid Butt etc in it.

“Saanwariya”(1949) had ten songs in it. Seven songs have been covered so far.

Here is the eighth song from “Saanwariya”(1949) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Surinder Kaur. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the melancholic song.

Audio link:

Song-Ab jiyen bataao kin ke liye (Saanwariya)(1949) Singer-Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye laakhon hasratein aen aen
ye laakhon armaan aan
dil mein aen chhipaaye ae ae
jinn ke liye aey

woh bhee hamaarey ae ho na sakey
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye ae
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye
jin ke sahaarey ae ae ho na sakey
aansoo bahaayen kin ke liye ae ae
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye

dard ki duniyaa aa
de ke gaye woh
keh ke gaye ae ae ye ae
duaa samjho o
haan aan aan aaan
hamaaree tumhaaree mohabbat kaa aa aa
ye khatam fasaanaa aa
huaa samjho o o
unke liye ae
meree
laakhon duaayein aen
qasmein uthhaaye jin ke liye
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye ae
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye
jin ke sahaarey ae ae ho na sakey
aansoo bahaayein kin ke liye ae ae
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Today’s song is from the film Nadi Kinare-1939. The film was released in Pathe Theatre of Bombay on 10-11-1939.

The year 1939 was a landmark year in the history of the world.

The year was 1939 and the British Government had declared war against Germany and Japan, as soon as the WW II began. All countries ruled by Britain were – willingly or unwillingly, drawn into the war efforts and its effects. The war began in the month of September and soon various restrictions came into operation – like rationing, blackouts, shortages etc. The film industry which was still under its development stage suffered. It also realised the importance of remaining united as one industry. However, all that came after 1 or 2 years. In 1939 there was not much effect seen on the film industry.

The industry had its own problems. In spite of the playback system in operation, their problem was that because there was no technique of recording from the film negative yet, the singers had to sing twice. Once for the actual film shooting of the song, and later, with the same set of orchestra, for commercial records. Sometimes, the original singer was not available due to any reason, some other singer had to sing for commercial records. Thus we have many such examples, where the singer in the film song and the record is different. However, this problem continued only till mid 50’s when the Tape and the required technique became available. With just one time recording, the film and commercial recording were taken care of.

Khemchand Prakash. K.Datta (Datta Koregaonkar), Rafiq Ghaznavi and Anupam Ghatak made their Debut as Music Directors. Kavi Pradeep wrote his first film song for film Kangan. In 1939, 2 most Unusual songs were presented, for the first time ( and this record is not yet broken even after more than 80 years.). One was a Multi-Lingual song from film Aadmi-39, a film by Prabhat….Kis liye kal ki baat. This song was in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bangla, Tamil and Telugu. ( In its Marathi film version-” माणूस “, this song was only in one language-Marathi.) Different Lyricists and MDs were used for each language. The song became very popular.

Second unusual song was from film ‘ Ghareeb ka Laal’-1939. The song lyrics had the names of 32 artistes, operating in Hindi films that time. Top Heroes and Heroines were mentioned in this song. The beginning of the song was ” Tuze Bibbo kahoon ya Sulochana, Uma shashi kahoon ki Jamuna “. This song was sung by the comedian Mirza Musharraf. In later years many songs with film artistes’ names came but none had so many names. Thus this record is still unbroken, in case of both songs.

Besides these songs, let us quickly take a look at some films of 1939….

Aadmi – Prabhat’s hit film, a remake of the Marathi film ” माणूस “. It had some good songs by Shanta Hublikar, Sundarabai Jadhav and Ram Marathe.

Adhuri Kahani – a trend of Tragedy films set by the effect of film ‘Devdas’. All the 3 main characters of this film commit suicide in the end.

Badi Didi – A New Theatres film.

Brandy ki Botal – Master Vinayak’s comedy remake of Marathi film ‘ ब्रॅंडीची बाटली ‘.

Dil hi to hai – Debut of Kidar Sharma as a Director and Ramola as a Heroine in a Hindi film.

Dushman – New Theatres’ film of Saigal, with only his 4 songs.

Ek hi Raasta – Sagar presents first film with 3 Heroes in one film.

Ghazi Salauddin – Debut of Khemchand Prakash as M.D.

Hukum ka Ikka – First film with a Triple role by Umakant Desai ( who later specialised as Lakshman in 7 films, including Ramrajya-43).

Imaandaar – Debut of actress Shamim Akhtar.

India in Africa – This was the First Hindi film to be shot abroad (in Africa). The Hero B. Nandrekar had also gone to Africa for its shooting. Naaz-54 was not the first such film, though HFGK mentions it so.( Ref – pp 69, Maharashtra-The Birthplace of Indian cinema by Isak Mujawar)

Kangan – First of the 4 Hit films of Ashok Kumar and Leela Chitnis, made by Bombay Talkies. Kavi Pradeep’s Debut as a Lyricist in this film.

Kapal kundala – New Theatres. Pankaj Mullick’s hit song ‘ Piya milan ko jaana ‘.

Leather Face – Debut of Meena Kumari as a child artiste.

Navjeevan – Debut of Hansa Wadkar as a Heroine- Bombay Talkies film.

Pukar – Hit film from Minerva Movietone. Naseem Bano sings ” Zindagi ka saaz bhi kya saaz hai….”

Indian filmmakers had practiced 4 ways of getting stories for their films, since the beginning of Talkie films.

1. Copy from older films
2. copy from other languages or remake them
3. use stories from Foreign films – especially Hollywood and
4. make a mixture of all this and make a film.

Hundreds of films were made on the stories of Alibaba. Alauddin, Sindbad, Thief of Baghdad, Hatimtai, Gul E Bakavali and other stories from the Arabian Nights. Hollywood films made on famous novels or dramas were another source of inspiration. When the Talkie films started, the first such film was made in 1933 itself titled- “Awara Shehzada “, with Shahu Modak as its Hero.This was the first Hindi film based on the famous novel of Mark Twain- The Prince and the Pauper, published in 1881. Films on this ” Look alike” theme were made in Hollywood as early as 1915 and 1920 This theme was used abundently in Hindi films like Ram aur Shyam, Don, Seeta aur Geeta, Kanoon and many more films. The list will be too long.

In 1937 a film ” Duniya kya Hai” was made by Lalita Pawar, based on Count Leo Tolstoy’s famous novel ” Resurrection”, published in 1899. The Hindi film was inspired by the Hollywood film ” We live again” made on this novel. In 1938, prakash pictures made ” Khwaab ki Duniya “. It was inspired by the popular Hollywood film ” The Invisible man”-1933, which was based on the famous novel of same name, by H.G.Wells in 1897. Subsequently many films like Mr. X, Mr. India etc were made in Hindi on this theme.

These are few examples to prove the point. There are umpteen number of such films. Sometimes the story departments of the film strudios play a clever game. They mix up the stories of 2-3 Hollywood films and make a Hindi film. Today’s film ” Nadi Kinare”-1939 was also made based on few scenes and themes from 3 Hollywood films, namely ” The king and the chorus girl”-1937, ” Bluebeard’s eighth wife “-1937 and ” The rage of Paris “-1938.

The film was directed by Manibhai Vyas (27-4-1920 to 14-11-1993). he directed 20 films from Dukhiyari-1937 to Shrikrishna Bhakti-1973. The MD was Gyan Dutt and the cast was Kumar, Sitara Devi,Indubala, Ram Marathe, Kantilal and others.There were 13 songs in the film sung by Indubala, Sitara Devi,Kantilal,Kalyani and Gyan Dutt himself. Lyrics were by P.L.Santoshi and D.N.Madhok.

Actor/singer Ram Marathe had done a child role in this film He is one of those child actors who left film world at the right time and pursued his hobby of classical singing. Consequently he bacame a big name in Classical Music all over India. His case reminds me of anothe child actor-n Shashi kapur Sr, who was much in demand as a child actor during the period 1944 to 1955. he did 21 films as a child actor. Then he left films, completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. He went to USA and became a Professor of Maths in Michigan University in USA.

Actually many child actors like Baby naaz, M.Kabir, Sarosh Irani, Master Romi etc reached an age when they were neither child nor an adult. They stopped getting any roles and had to leave films. Child actor Ramchandra ( Ram) Marathe was born on 23-10-1924 in Poona and studied in Bhave school up to 10th.He and his brother ( Anant Marathe aka Anant kumar) worked in films as child actors, due to family conditions. They started work from 1936 onwards. Ram Marathe had an edge over his brother,in that he could sing too. Starting with Shahu Chor in 1936, he worked in Sagar movietone (6 films), Ranjit (3 films) and Prabhat (2 films), in addition to other companies like prakash, Mohan Pictures, Imperial etc. he acted as a child star in 16 films. he sang 11 songs in 6 films. After this Ram left films and started training in classical music-his liking. Here is a short bio of Ram Marathe, adapted from meetkalakar.com….

Ramchandra Purshottam Marathe (1924-1989) began his early career as an actor and singer in films produced by the Prabhat company. His formal training in music assumed a definite direction when he came under the tutelage of Master Krishnarao (Phulambrikar). Later, he trained under accomplished musicians such as Mirashibuwa of Gwalior and Vamanrao Sadolikar of Atrauli-Jaipur. His quest for widening his musical horizons culminated in a long-lasting discipleship (15 years) under Jagannathbuwa Purohit (“Gunidas”). As a consequence of his broad training and background, Rambhau’s music integrated the best of Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur styles. Rambhau was a stalwart in the field of Marathi Natya Sangeet. He was also known as a composer. Among his pupils is Ulhas Kashalkar.

Pt.Ram Marathe had performed in all the prestigious musical festivals at various places like Jalandhar, Patna, Lahore, Delhi, Gwalior, Calcutta, Banaras,Amritsar and almost all over Maharashtra. His contribution to Indian classical music was recognized with several Awards for his unique and successful performances. He was “A-top grade” Hindustani Classical Artist of All India Radio.

Since he had undergone proper Tabla training, he had a great command on Taal and Layakari. He had special command on Rare–Anvat Ragas & Jod Ragas and he was highly recognized for his clear and fast tankriyas and also for Purity of Ragas. He always used to enrich his audience with various semi-classical forms like Khayal, Tarana, Tappa, Natyasangeet, Thumri, Dadra & Bhajans in his concerts. Unlike the present classical singers, his concerts used to last more than 5 hours with the powerful intensity and stamina.

He started his stage career under the perusal of Natvarya Shri Ganpatrao Bodas in 1950 as a leading character in old classical musical dramas like Saubhadra, Sanshaykallol, Swayamvar, Ekach Pyala, Manapman etc. with veteran actor and actress such as Balgandharva, Hirabai Badodekar, Vinayakbuwa Patwardhan, Nanasaheb Phatak etc. Despite his busy schedule in concerts, he performed in 22 old & new Sangeet Natak with more than 5000 stage shows. This is purely out of his dedication and commitment towards Sangeet Rangbhoomi.

Composed music for more than 10 dramas such as – Mandarmala, Suvarna Tula, Meghmalhar, Tansen, Baiju etc. and acted in the play as a leading character role.

His disciples include many eminent classical singers like Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Sudhir Datar, Ram Pratham, Vishwanath Kanhere, Vishwanath Bagul, Yogini Joglekar, Shashikant Oak, Madhuwanti Dandekar, Sanjay Marathe & Mukund Marathe etc. (more than 50) and have got the training from him under the traditional Gurukul way of learning.

Maharashtra Government honoured the “Sangeet Bhushan” degree in 1961.
• Recognition by Government of Maharashtra in 1981 for successful completion and continuous 30 years of career in Marathi Sangeet Rangbhumi.

• Honoured “Sangeet Chudamani Degree” by Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Puri.

Appointed by AIR, New Delhi on the Northern (Hindustani) Music Audition Board Committee. Also Advisory Nagpur and other Universities in India.
More than 100 Records and number of CDs and LPs to his credit and composed more than 50 Bandish in various Ragas.
Ram Marathe died on 4-10-1989.

Today’s duet song is sung by Sitara Devi and Kantilal (18-4-1907 to 17-6-1971). Kantilal acted in 31 films and sang 59 songs in 24 films.


Song- Duniya Deewaani duniya deewaani (Nadi Kinaare)(1939) Singers- Sitara Devi, Kantilal, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Gyan Dutt
chorus

Lyrics

Duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewani

koi kahe haaye jigar
koi kahe dil
koi kahe haaye jigar
koi kahe dil
koi kahe chori chori
aake sajan mil
koi kahe chori chori
aake sajan mil
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani

koi kahe dil na mila
aankh mila le
koi kahe dil na mila
aankh mila le
aankh mila le
koi kahe aankhon ke parde mein chhipa le
koi kahe aankhon ke parde mein chhipa le
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani

le ke dil aaya hoon main yahaan
koi khareede
le ke dil aaya hoon main yahaan
koi khareede
koi khereede
hai koi dil waala jo
dil deke ye dil le
hai koi dil waala jo
dil deke ye dil le
duniya deewaani

duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani

loot le joban ke maze
duniya hai phaani
loot le joban ke maze
duniya hai phaani
duniya hai phaani
dam bhar mein guzar jaayenga
ye khwaab e jawaani
dam bhar mein guzar jaayenga
ye khwaab e jawaani
duniya deewani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani

le ke dil aaya hoon main yahaan
koi khareede
le ke dil aaya hoon main yahaan koi khareede
koi khereede

haaye
hai koi dil waala jo
dil deke ye dil le
hai koi dil waala jo
dil deke ye dil le
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani


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.

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5185 Post No. : 17164

28th Sept 2022 marks the first birthday of Lata Mangeshkar without her physical presence in this world. Due to old age and couple of hospitalizations at the fag end of her life, her passing away on that fateful day of 06th Feb 2022 was not really shocking so to say.

But then, an emptiness befell upon music lovers all over the world. It was as if a part of our lives was lost forever. It was a different kind of mourning; one of helplessness and the bare truth that such a soul would never be born again. And such is a gargantuan legacy of work left behind that one can only sit back and wonder how an individual could achieve so much in a single life. It is not about the span-life of her singing or the number of songs that she has sung, but of the utmost dedication, sincerity to her career and the love of the masses that she received.

Calling her the greatest singer ever would arguably be an understatement. Love for her voice knows no religion, caste, creed or man made international boundaries. For her voice touched the innermost recesses of human souls. The voice that she has left behind has amalgamated with the atmosphere and will continue to regale music lovers for generations to come.

Adjectives, honorific titles, awards are altogether too, a pale shadow compared to what she has achieved and left behind. Her work and career encompassed the entire gamut of technology from shellac records to the present cloud technology.

Blessed are we for breathing the same air, sharing an epoch and a planet with Lata Mangeshkar.

There have been many biographical posts, anecdotes, series etc. on Lata Mangeshkar on this blog. In fact, in the recently concluded long series concluded by Atul ji covers her entire singing career from first to her last song sung in HFM. Also, her wiki page is quite elaborate if one has to understand the entire spectrum of her life and career in acting, singing, composing, production etc.

There were two aspects that I wanted to include in this post, and I have to profusely apologize to readers that I could manage neither due to other priorities and paucity of time.

One was to put forth a table listing her very first one or two dozen songs irrespective of whether she sang for Hindi / Marathi or for herself / playback. There are many blogs, articles, interviews and information out there on the net containing these facts, but to have it on a well-prepared table with her songs in chronological order and then get it vetted by veterans in the field was what I was looking for.

The second was to present my interest and limited knowledge and on her association with various composers and singers. There is so much that I wish to keep on writing about her Hindi film songs. Her pronunciation of the word “hum” in the title song of ‘Barsaat’ (1949) and again the finest way she sings the word “chaar” in the duet with Shankar Dasgupta in ‘Girls’s School’ (1949) amazes me to no end. That she could so effortlessly empathize with the situation of the song on screen in her voice modulation in 1940’s itself speaks volumes as to where she was headed in her career.

Why she has a solitary song for Gyan Dutt? Why Kishore Kumar used her sparingly in his compositions? Will the solo song from the film ’26 January’ (1956) ever be heard by music lovers are some of the points that I wanted to touch upon. Let me see, how soon, I can put these thoughts on the blog.

Her association with the many composers, singers, lyricists, actors etc. can be discussed with no end. Naming a few will be a gross injustice to the many others that she sang for. I shall hence stop myself from even attempting to do so.

Coming to the song to be posted for today’s occasion and considering that most of her songs in the golden period have already been covered on the blog, I made a rather strange request to the editors to kindly offer me a good song for the occasion. I know there are many more songs yet to be covered, but then again due to time constraints, I thought, I will make this new request. 🙂

A sad, solo from late 40’s or early 50’s was what I requested for.

And guess what?

Sudhir ji promptly sent me a gem of a sad solo from 1949. My goodness! Of all the years, 1949, the year Lata Mangeshkar stamped herself as the undisputed queen of playback. Music lovers know the importance of the year 1949 and the abundant flow of melody in that particular year.

Thank you, Sudhir ji and Atul ji. I could not have asked for anything better.

So here is the gem from 1949 film ‘Rakhi’ in the mellifluous voice of one and only Lata Mangeshkar.

Wishing her a very happy birthday, I am sure the heavens and the Gods are more blessed to have Hema Hardikar aka Lata Mangeshkar amongst their midst.

Song – O Rooth Jaane Waale, Mera Qasoor Kya Hai  (Rakhi) (1949) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Saarshaar Sailaani, MD – Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

o rooth jaane waale
o rooth jaane waale
mera qasoor kya hai
kyon pher leen nigaahen
kyon pher leen nigaahen
kyon mujhko gham diya hai
o rooth jaane waale
mera qasoor kya hai

fariyaad kar rahi hai
sehmi hui jawaani
kisko sunaaun ae dil
dukh dard ki kahaani
apne nahin jab apne
gairon se kya gila hai
o rooth jaane waale
o rooth jaane waale
mera qasoor kya hai

beete huye dinon ki
baaton ko yaad kar ke
guzri hui suhaani
raaton ko yaad kar ke
main dil ko ro rahi hoon
dil mujhko ro raha hai
o rooth jaane waale
o rooth jaane waale
mera qasoor kya hai

din raat kha raha hai
gham teri berukhi ka
nazdeek aa raha hai
anjaam zindagi ka
tu hi bata ke aise
jeene mein kya maza hai. . .

————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————
ओ रूठ जाने वाले
ओ रूठ जाने वाले
मेरा कसूर क्या है
क्यों फेर लीं निगाहें
क्यों फेर लीं निगाहें
क्यों मुझको ग़म दिया है
ओ रूठ जाने वाले
मेरा कसूर क्या है

फरियाद कर रही है
सहमी हुई जवानी
किसको सुनाऊँ ए दिल
दुख दर्द की कहानी
अपने नहीं जब अपने
ग़ैरों से क्या गिला है
ओ रूठ जाने वाले
ओ रूठ जाने वाले
मेरा कसूर क्या है

बीते हुये दिनों की
बातों को याद कर के
गुज़री हुई सुहानी
रातों को याद कर के
मैं दिल को रो रही हूँ
दिल मुझको रो रहा है
ओ रूठ जाने वाले
ओ रूठ जाने वाले
मेरा कसूर क्या है

दिन रात खा रहा है
ग़म तेरी बेरुखी का
नज़दीक आ रहा है
अञ्जाम ज़िंदगी का
तू ही बता के ऐसे
जीने में क्या मज़ा है॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day :

5185 Post No. : 17163 Movie Count :

4623

Hullo Atuldom

28th September is the date which is deeply etched in the minds of followers of Hindi Film music. It is the birthdate of the LATA MANGESHKAR. She had a great fan following even among celebrities and in all corners of the earth.

There are pages & pages written about this legend. Every song that she has ever sung has some significance to the listener. Talk to any layman and they will have their own personal playlist featuring songs of this “nightingale”. Invariably the list will have a bhajan, aarathi at the top of the list that will be followed by songs in all moods possible.

Whatever one writes may be a repeat of what has already been written and/or said. Hence I am getting straight to a song. My quest for a song featuring S P Balasubramaniyam and Lata Mangeshkar gave me all the expected results- meaning songs featuring Salman Khan, Jeetendra etc. as also songs from some popular Rajshree Production films. Among all those results I spied a long-forgotten song which featured Rakesh Roshan and Rati Agnihotri. We shall listen to that song today .

The song is from the 1981 released, Rajashekhar directed “Jeene Ki Aarzoo”. It was produced by M. Kumaran, Balasubramanian M. and M. Saravan. That means the production house was AVM Studios of Madras. It was the last Hindi film of the production house, the first one being “Bahar” in 1951 that introduced the Hindi film audiences to a dancing actress Vyjayanthimala.

The music director for “Jeene Ki Aarzoo” was Bappi Lahiri and Anjaan the lyricist. The four songs of the film were sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle and S P Balasubramaniyam. Mithun Chakravarthy, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan, Rati Agnihotri, Keshto Mukherjee, Rajendranath, Jagdeep, Sujit Kumar, Manmohan Krishna, formed the main cast.

The film was a remake of the director’s own Kannada original “Hunnimeya Rathriyalli” (1980) I have no clue about the plot of the movie but only recall that there was a song featuring Rati in a village belle outfit where she sang about ‘raw mangoes’. Reviews about the movie on online websites say that Mithun Chakravarthy had given a sensational performance and that Rakesh Roshan was good. The reviewer also says that even if the movie itself was not mind-blowing; it was a different kind of film in times when movies were mostly full of ‘Maar-Dhaad’.

Getting on to the song, thinking of Balu sir (whose anniversary was on 25th -two years already!!) and Lata Didi.


Song-Gup chup chori chori gori kare dil chori (Jeene Ki Aarzoo)(1981) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics

oo ho o o
laa laalaa laa
laa laalaa
lala lalaa la laa
laa laalaa laa
laa laalaa
lala lalaa la laa

gup chup chori chori
gori kare dil chori
dil ko churaake chhup jaaye re
arre haye re
haan
gup chup chori chori
gori kare dil chori
dil ko churaake chhup jaaye re
arre haaye re
din ko sataaye mujhe
raaton ko jagaaye mujhe
aise roothhe maane na manaaye re
arre haye re

roz banaaye jhootha bahaana
tu kahaan jaane re
dil ka lagaana
gup chup chori chori
gori kare dil chori
dil ko churaake chhup jaaye re
arre haaye re

baadal mein
bijli hai
phoolon mein
khushboo hai
khushboo hai
baadal mein

bijli hai
phoolon mein
khushboo hai
waise hi mere dil mein tu u u
phoolon pe
titli hai
kaliyon pe
bhanwra hai
aisa hi hai harjaayi tu u u
main hoon deewaana
arre ja ja ja
tera parwaana
arre na na
arre na na
na na na na
badi badi baatein karen
meethi meethi ghaatein karen
batiyon se dil bharmaaye re
arre haye re
din ko sataaye mujhe
raaton ko jagaaye mujhe
aise roothhe maane na manaaye re
arre haye re

laa laa aa aa aa
laa laa aa aa aa

woh sapne
kyun toote
woh saathhi
kyun roothhe
kyun roothhe
woh sapne
kyun toote
woh saathi
kyun roothe
jaane bewafa jaane tu u
woh kasmein
jhoothi thhin
wo waade
jhoothe thhe
jhootha mujhe kyun maane tu u
main tera hoon

arre ja ja ja
tu meri hai
arre na na
arre na na
na na na na
sajke rijhaaye mujhe
hanske jalaaye mujhe
tadpaaye haath na aaye re
arre haaye re

gup chup chori chori
koyi kare dil chori
kaise kaise rang dikhaaye re
arre haaye re
roz banaaye jhoothha bahaana
tu kahaan jaane re
dil ka lagaana
gup chup

chori chori
koyi kare
dil chori
kaise kaise rang dikhaaye re
arre haye re

la laalaa laa
laa laalaa
lala lalaa la laa
la laalaa laa
laa laalaa

lala lalaa la laa
la laalaa laa
laa laalaalaa
lala lalaa la laa
laa laalaalaa
lala lalaa la laa


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5184 Post No. : 17162

Today’s song is from the film Bahurani-1950. Films with the same title were made in 1940, 1950, 1963 and 1989. All films had different storylines. Bahurani 1950 was about a bahu who comes to a house after marriage, which is on the brink of breaking relationships due to crumbling family business and subsequent dwindling finances. The story is about how the clever Bahu mends matters to improvement and earlier glory and happiness.

Films made after India’s Independence, especially in the period of 1950 to 1960 dealt with the benefits of joint family, benefits of traditions and culture and ideal bringing up of the children. There was an attempt to glorify, reinvent and reestablish the ideals of togetherness and family value importance. This had become socially necessary because of the disturbed family structures during the Independence struggle of the 40’s. That was also the reason how during this decade i.e. 1950 to 1960, the highest number of religious films (124) were made.

In the subsequent decades i.e. from the 60’s to the 80’s, the family values changed, society structure took another shape and the focus turned from people to money. Because of the expanding money market, job opportunities all over the country, escalating living index, industrialisation and increasing cost of living, the joint family turned into nuclear families with limited progeny. Accordingly,  the type of films also changed and they became music and entertainment oriented. The family centred stories diminished (however, they remained only in films made in the South).

This also explains why old people love old films because they want to relive the atmosphere of their younger days. Music in the later period became loud with more instruments and less poetry. But this was accepted and liked by the young generation and it grew by leaps and bounds.

Coming back to today’s film bahurani-1950, it was made by Harishchandra Pictures, Bombay. This was a company floated by harishchandra rao Kadam, who was a stunt film actor, director and producer in the 30’s and the 40’s. He was the one who actually launched C. Ramchandra as a Hindi film Music Director for his film “Sukhi Jivan’-1942. Earlier C.Ramchandra had begun his career with acting as a Hero in film Naganand-1935 and then as assistant to several MDs in Minerva movietone. As a Music director he had given music to 2 Tamil films by then. Harishchandra rao kadam was the hero of film Sukhi Jivan opposite actress Ashalata (Mehrunnisa Bhagat -the first wife of Anil Biswas, MD). His brother Chandra rao kadam also was a stunt actor and a studio owner himself in his later life. His studio is still run by his sons.

Hansraj Behl was the Music director of this film and there were 4 Lyricists – B.R.Sharma, Aziz Siddiqi, Shevan Rizvi and Bharat Vyas. The cast of the film was Sulochana Chatterjee, Shekhar, kaushalya, Amar, Yashodhara Katju, David, Sofia, Ansari, E.Bilimoria and many others.

Heroine of the film was Sulochana Chatterjee-younger sister of Kamla Chatterjee, an actress and wife of Kidar Sharma, the famous writer and Director of Hindi films. Actually, at one time, there were at least 5 Sulochanas operating at the same time in the Hindi film industry. They did not create Same Name Confusion because every Sulochana used her Surname, setting her apart from other Sulochanas. There were 3 actresses- Sulochana Sr aka Ruby Myers, Sulochana Latkar and Sulochan Chatterjee. There were 2 Singers- Sulochana Chavan and Sulochana Vyas.

Born in Chandranagar, Sulochana Chatterjee was the daughter of a military man and the family, five girls, including the late Kamla Chatterjee ( she looked like Geeta Bali, and was Kidar Sharma’s wife), and one boy, used to travel along with their parents to wherever their father was transferred. From Calcutta they moved to Jabalpore and it was here that Sulochana did her school­ing. She also took an active part in school dramatics. After some time the family was transferred to Bombay and here her younger sister, Kamla, was spotted by Sohrab Modi, a friend of their father’s, and given a role as a child star in Modi’s picture Jailor (1938).

Once Sulochana happened to visit the sets one day and after watching her sister at work, She was offered a part in Harishchandra Pictures’ “Aina”-44, which she accepted. She co-starred with Trilok Kapoor. She starred in scores of films after that, among them the comedy “Ladli”-50, in which she appeared with Jairaj, and “Grahasti”-48 which was a memor­able hit and in which she play­ed with Yakub and Masood.

Sulochana acted in two Bengali pictures “Apanaela”, produced by Saroj Mukerjee and directed by Benoy Banerjee with Pradeep Kumar as her leading man, and Benoy Banerjee’s “Minoti” in which she shared stellar honors with Smriti Biswas and Paresh Banerjee. Her well known films are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu-53, Rami Dhoban-53, Shahjehan-46, Veena-48, Nav Durga-53, Jagte Raho-56, Jis desh mein Gaqnga behti hai-60, Saraswatichandra-68 etc. In all she acted in 119 films. Her first film was Shobha-42 and last film was Shabas Daddy-79. After retirement, she settled in Bombay. Sulochana Chatterjee died on 30-8-1999.

Her favorite pastime was playing with her sister’s children. She cooked, too, and knitted off and on. She was fond of English pictures , liked Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck and comedies. Sulochana could play Bad­minton and drove a car. A gifted linguist, she knew Bengali, her mother tongue, Hindi, English, Marathi, Punjabi, Kutchi and Guajarati. She spoke them all fluently.

Sometime back in one of my posts, I had assured that I will give the biodata of Ansari. So it is here…..Nisar Ahmed Ansari was the son of the late Dr. Ameer Ahmed Ansari. He was born on 29-8-1917 at Jhansi. His father had been serving in Military for 11 years and he expired in 1938. He was well known in Jhansi as he practiced there for 40 years.Ansari matriculated from Allahabad University in 1933. In 1935, he passed his Inter from Aligadh. By 1939 he was a graduate of Bombay University. He was keen to join films and in this, Mehboob khan helped him by recommending him for film Aasra-40, made by National Studios. It was directed by Mehboob’s assistant Chimanlal Gandhi.

By watching him, no one can ever visualise that a suave and respectable man like him can be a scheming villain . Competition for him was tough,initially when he joined the film industry ,as there were many character actors already there ,who were specialists in negative roles . But young and energetic Nisar Ahmad Ansari had faith in his potential .

He believed that it is not necessary that a villain should have thick eyebrows with roving eyes and have a permanent frown on his face. A person having negative traits may have a smiling face also ,to conceal his evil designs . Therefore in most of his movies , he was a well dressed person ,always beaming and had a friendly smile on his face . In his films , he used to be the boss of a criminal syndicate and had an army of foot soldiers who carried out dirty work on his behalf . To keep a distance between master and servant , instead of calling them by their name he used to call his cronies by their allotted numbers like Number Ten Or Number Five .

With a hit movie ‘Mangu’ , he became a director and later directed many successful movies like Black Cat ,Tower House ,Mr Lamboo ,Zara Bach Ke, Wanted etc for various producers and after he established his own banner Bundel Khand Films ,he made many memorable movies . Although he had to look after his own company and permanent staff ,he did not disappoint other filmmakers ,who wanted to have him in their movies in the role of villain. It is a fact that it was his Black Cat which helped G P Sippy to be a part of the league of big producers ,but it is also true ,Mr Sippy forgot him later and never acknowledged Mr Ansari’s contribution .

Mr N A Ansari ,was essentially a dedicated film maker and had no false illusions about his own capabilities . His movies were never lavishly made and had average production value ,but it did not deter his fans and sizable majority of film viewers ,who adored him and his pictures to patronise his movies . Those who love the movies of the golden age ,fondly remember his movies which used to have him in the role of villain ,beside good music, suspense, comedy, ,dance with a plausible story and a strong message for society ,that “Crime Never Pays”.

With producer/actor Sheikh Mukhtar, Nisar Ahmad Ansari had earlier worked as an actor in Dada, Dara & Ustad Pedro. Sheikh Mukhtar, aware of Ansari’s capability ,in 1954,offered him Mangu to direct. The big success of Mangu was a game changer for Ansari & O P Nayyar. They both were immensely benefited with the favourable outcome of the movie & its music. Mangu had predictable Jodi of Sheikh Mukhtar & Mukri ,with Nigar Sultana ,Sheila Ramani & Ansari himself, as a suave villain. Mangu had a breathtaking, thrilling climax, involving the speeding train. Some real shots, a few stock shots & rest studio shots with back projections (Aadhi Haqeeqat ,Aadha Fasana ),made the climax awe-inspiring. Unfortunately, the movie could not be preserved & the present generation has been deprived of witnessing Ansari’s first effort as director. Mangu is one of the most searched movies on youtube.

He again directed Mr Lambu, a big success, for Sheikh Mukhtar. This time with the classic beauty Suraiyya with music by O P Nayyar, but a similar tragedy happened, again. No print of the movie is available. In almost all his films N.A.Ansari played the role of an urbane & sophisticated Don. He always appeared, well dressed in impeccably tailored suits, fedora, trade mark pipe between his teeth & walking stick, in his hand.

Beside Sheikh Mukhtar,he directed movies, like Black Cat,Tower House,Jara Bach Ke,Wanted for other producers and playing the main villain .He had no qualm for working in the movies directed by other film makers & in this category, movies like Private Secretary,Fareb ,Do Thug ,Khota Paisa, Gunda,Ustad 420,Gunahon Ke Raaste can be named. Under his own banner Bundel khand Films he made Wahan Ke Log,Mulzim,Zindagi Aur Maut,Mr Murder, Jurm Aur Sazaa and Noor E Ilahi. The last one being his last production in 1976 & then he decided to hang his boots.It was a big journey for Ansari,who was discovered by Mehboob & given a role in Aasra ,released in 1941.

He could not say “No” to film maker Sultan Ahmad ,when he insisted him to appear in Dharam Kanta -1982 & later in Jai Vikranta. N.A.Ansari closed his eyes forever on 11 Jan 1993, in Canada, thousands of kilometres away from his beloved city Jhansi ,much before the release of his last movie Jai Vikranta in 1995. As an actor he did roles in 77 films, starting with Aasra-41. He directed 11 films, from Mangu-54 to Jurm aur Saza-74.

(Based on information from Filmdom-46 and an article by M.N.Sardana ji, with thanks.)

Today’s song is a female duet sung by Asha Bhosle and Shamshad begum. It is a good song. Enjoy….


Song- Bas itna bata do jiyen ya maren (Bahurani)(1950) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Aziz Siddiqui, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
Bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen

ye chitchor hote hain kitne nidar
ye chitchor hote hain kitne nidar
churaate hain dil
saamne baithhkar
churaate hain dil
saamne baithhkar

taraste hain soorat ko
hum raat bhar
hai kismat ki marzi ke aathhon pahar
hai kismat ki marzi ke aathhon pahar
ya aansoo bahaayen
ya aahen bharen
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren

bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen

Muhobbat ka chhaayaa hua hai khumaar
Muhobbat ka chhaayaa hua hai khumaar
tumhaari qasam
humko tumse hai pyaar
tumhaari qasam
humko tumse hai pyaar

judaai ne loota hai chain aur qaraar
hai jeene ki mushqil
wahi intezaar
hai jeene ki mushqil
wahi intezaar
kahaan tak kaleje pe patthar dharen
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren

bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5183 Post No. : 17161

Hullo Atuldom

A very Happy Navaratri to all. The date corresponds to the first day after Amavasya in the month of Ashwin of the sixth month (as per the Solar Bengali calendar) and seventh month (as per the Indian National lunar calendar of the Deccan Plateau) overlapping the months of September and October of the Gregorian calendar. It is the Sharath Navaratri. The period when we worship the Mother Goddess in the form of Durga Lakshmi and Saraswati. Additionally, this is also the time when we have Ram Leela celebrations across the country.

That is why I have chosen a song featuring Ram Leela. We can see Dev Anand, Janakidas, Premnath, Paintal, on stage enacting the Lanka dahan part of the Ramayan. It begins with Seeta maiyya crying under a tree in Ashok Vatika and  Hanuman seeing her from atop a tree. Sita maiyya (who is the actress?) sees Hanuman when he falls from the tree (I don’t know if all Ram Leelas have such comic elements. Remember there was a similar comic Ram Leela in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s ‘Naram Garam’). Ravan’s son Meghnad is played by Sharat Saxena. Did anyone recognize the Kumbhkaran? It is the actor who has a Guinness book entry for playing a police inspector maximum number of times. Yes, Jagdish Raj. Then we have two Hema Malini in the audience.

I could only recognize Manna Dey’s voice as the male playback, there is one more male singer. The female voice belongs to Anuradha Paudwal. The song is written by Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant Pyaarelal are the music directors. Also we can hear Dev Anand’s voice in all the dialogues in between.  All-in-all an entertaining song from the 1976 released Chetan Anand directed ‘Jaaneman’.

The storyline of the film had Dev Anand playing a taxi driver and Hema Malini in the double role of sisters -Santo & Banto. Plus there were Premnath, Ajit, Paintal, Janakidas Sharat Saxena Jagdish Raaj etc. in the cast.

I have read somewhere that it was a movie in the 25th year of Navketan Films. The movie has 6 songs and the blog has 4 of them (one is a three part song).  The last song from this movie was posted in 2016. Today’s song is sort of in the same category as the iconic song from ‘Munim ji’ (1955) – “O Shivji Bihaane Chale Paalki Sajaaye Ke

Born on 26 September, 1923, today is also the 99th birth anniversary of Dev Anand. With this song, we remember him and celebrate his birth anniversary.blog

Editor’s note:-This song is the 200th song picturised on Dev Anand in the blog.

 

Song – Siyavar Ramchandra Ki Jai (Jaaneman) (1976) Singer – C Anand Kumar, Manna Dey, Anuradha Paudwal, Vinod Sharma, Lyrics – Anand Bskshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Dev Anand
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

siyavar ramchandra ki
jai
janak nandini siya maiyya ki
jai
laadle lakhan lal ki
jai
pavan sut hanuman ki
jai

seeta ji ka haran kiya
ravan ne badal ke bhes
ram bhaye vyaakul lachhman ke
mann ko laagi tthes
pavan putr hanuman chala
udd kar laane sandes
baavan kot chhappan darwaazon waale lanka dhaam
aur phir

[parda kholo]
[laughter]
[ae bhai]
[? Kholo]

lanka pahunch kar hanuman ne dekha

kya dekha

ke ashok vatika mein
seeta maiyya
ik vriksh ke neeche
apni akhiyaan meeche
ram ke. . .
dhyaan mein
khoi huyi hai

tum bin naahi chain
din raean. . .
tum bin naahi chain
rim jhim barsat nain
din raean. . .

[laughter]
[kamjor ped kaahe laaye]
[tum kaun ho]
[bolo, bolo kyon maun ho]

pavan putr main ram bharose

[ram bharose aap apne ghar honge]
[yahaan hanuman ho, hanuman]

pavan putr shri ram ka pyaara
mere mann mein ram rehte hain
mujhe hanuman kehte hain
mujhe hanuman kehte hain
pavan putr shri ram ka pyaara
mere mann mein ram rehte hain
mujhe hanuman kehte hain
mujhe hanuman kehte hain

seeta ji ko hamri batiyaan
kahin laage na jhoothi
is kaaran raghunath ne bheji
hamre haath angoothi

[hanuman, ram kaise hain]
[kuchh wahan ka haal sunaao]

ram sukhi hain

[arey seeta ke bina ram sukhi kaise ho sakte hain]
[kaho ram dukhi hain]

ram dukhi hain
aapki aankhon se aansoo behte hain
mujhe hanuman kehte hain
mujhe hanuman kehte hain

[seeta maiyya, yadi aapki aagya ho to]
[main kuchh kha loon]
[apni bhookh mita loon]

[khaa lo]
[mita lo]

bees bhuja das sees ka ravan
gyaani aur balwaan
kaisi nadaani kar baitha
dekho wo nadaan
us ko sabak sikhaane aaya
ram bhakt hanuman

[hmmm. . .]
[meghnaad, ye tum kya laaye]

pujya pita ye hai ik bandar
is be baag ke sab phal khaaye
isi liye isey baandh ke laaye

[bol tu hai kiska doot]

main
main hoon teri maut ka bhoot

[ha ha ha]
[tu aur mujhko maarega]

arey marte samay
hee hee hee hee
marte samay tu ram ka naam pukaarega

bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram
bolo jai siya ram

[raavan tum kyon gaate ho jai siya ram]

[band karo ye ram ram ram ram ram]

ram
ram

[khubhkaran]
[bolo isey dand kya doon]

[snoring]

[ye sota hai]
[isey sone do]
[meghnaad tum to jaagte ho]
[tum hi kaho isey kya dand den]

[iski poonchh mein aag laga do]

[satya vachan]
[main teri poonchh mein aag laga doonga]

[laga do, laga do]
[main apni poonchh se teri lanka jala doonga]

[jala do jala do]
[aieeen, ye kya kaha vaanar]

[laughter]

 


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Blog Day :

5183 Post No. : 17160

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 100
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Ten years back on this date viz on 26th September 2012, ten songs from ten different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6720 Muhabbat ki kismat banaane se pehle Malhar (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6721 Dhitang dhitang boley Aawaaz (1956) Movie YIPPEED by now
6722 Tujhe doon main kya ye tu hi bata Insaaf Kahaan Hai( 1958) Unreleased movie
6723 Parda hata de mukhda dikha de Madhavi (1969) 3 songs out of 6 covered by now
6724 Nain bina meri duniya andheri Amrit Manthan(1961) 2 songs out of 10 covered by now
6725 Chaandi ke chand tukdon ke liye Satta Baazaar(1959) 5 songs covered out of 8 by now
6726 Bahut door mujhe chale jaana hai Heera Panna (1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
6727 Aao yaaron aao pyaaron dekho khel niraala Ek Ke Baad Ek(1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6728 Main akela apni dhun mein magan Manpasand(1980) 7 songs out of 8 covered by now
6729 Hans tu hardam khushiyaan ya gham Lootmaar (1980) 3 songs out of 7 covered by now

Four movies (out of ten) whose songs were covered on this date Ten Years ago on 26 september 2012 have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with six movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (26 september 2022).

“Satta Baazaar”(1959) is one such movie.

“Satta Baazaar”(1959) was produced and directed by Ravindra Dave for Nagina Films, Bombay. The movie had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Satta Baazaar”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Chorus is also audible in the song. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a remonstrating with the Almighty genre of song on Meena Kumari and Balra Sahni.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video link (Longer)

audio link:

Song-Duniya ke maalik bataa tu kahaan hai (Satta Baazaar)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)(Based on Video link)

kyaa rahaa jaane ko ab
ab kyaa hamaaraa jaayegaa aaa aa
hum rahein aen naa-kaam to o o
ilzaam tujhpe ae aayegaa aaa aa

kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai ae
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai
kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai ae
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai

(chorus voice making alaap)

aankhein hain teri
ye sooraj ye chandaa
sab kuchch tu dekhey
kya kartaa hai bandaa
aankhein hain teri
ye sooraj ye chandaa
sab kuchch tu dekhey
kya kartaa hai bandaa
tere sahaarey gagan chal rahaa hai
tere hi dum se pawan chal rahaa hai
chalney ko ek kadam
tarsey kyon meraa sanam
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)

(chorus alaap)

tooney to laakhon ki bigdee banaayee
mere liye der kaisi lagaayee
tooney to laakhon ki bigdee banaayi
mere liye der kaisi lagaayi
teri duhaayi
o duniyaa ke maali
kya tere dar se bhi jaaoon main khaali
bann jaaye baat meri
reh jaaye shaan teri
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)

maszid bhi teree
ye mandir bhi teraa
teri hee galiyon ka karti hoon pheraa
maszid bhi teree
ye mandir bhi teraa
teri hee galiyon ka karti hoon pheraa
girjaa bhi teraa
ye teraa gurdwaaraa
har dar pe maine tujh hee ko pukaaraa
jaaoon main aur kahaan
koyi meraa na yahaan
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5182 Post No. : 17159

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 99
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Ten years back on this day i.e., on 25th September ’2012 the following songs were posted on the blog.

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6712 Aayi gori Raadhika Brij mein bal khaati Gopinath(1948) 4 songs out of 9 posted
6713 Lagan morey man ki balam nahin jaane Baabul (1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
6714 Har phool mein masti hai rangeen hai mausam Maaya Baazaar(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
6715 Gusse mein tum aur bhi achchi lagti ho Chaar Darvesh(1964) 4 songs out of 7 posted
6716 Dulhan se tumhaara milan hoga Anokhi Raat (1968) Movie YIPPEED by now
6717 Jeevan mein tu darna nahin Khote Sikkey (1974) One song out of 3 posted
6718 Tere chehre mein wo jaadoo hai Dharmatma(1975) Movie YIPPEED by now
6719 Mere yaar ko mere Allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla Dacait(1987) One song out of 5 posted

We can from the above table that eight songs eight movies were represented on the blog on that day on 25.09.2012.

Out of these eight movies, so far, only four movies have been Yippeeee’ed on the blog. So, we have four movies available for today where we can present a song on the blog.

I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Khote Sikkey-1974’. One song from this movie was posted on the blog on this day ten years back. I think this song was my third lyrics contribution appearing on the blog. My first lyrics contribution was posted on the blog on 13.09.2012.

I was aware of this movie and its song jeewan mein tu darna nahin since my childhood days and when I become associated with this blog I shared this song then.

Few months back, I listened to the other songs from this movie. This movie ‘Khote Sikkey’ has only three songs. When I listened to the remaining two songs, I liked one of them very much and noted it down for my write-up. I was supposed to present it on a special occasion, but I got stuck up with my write-up, and so much so that it took me more than a month to come back to writing and send a post to Atul ji.
Well, I am not presenting that song today, and will present it later the blog with the same ‘thoughts’ I wish to present earlier. 😊

“Khote Sikkey-1974” was directed by Narendra Bedi for ‘Mewar Films, Bombay’.

It had Feroz Khan, Narendra Nath, Danny Dengzongpa, Ranjeet, Sudhir, Paintal, Kunwar Ajit, Ajit, Rehana Sultan, Madhuchhanda, Alka, Rajpal, V. Gopal, Johny Whisky, Bhushan Tiwari, Leela Mishra, Mamaji, Jimmy Sikandar, Rekha Chauhan, Raj Katyal, I. A. Pasha, Mansharam, S. Baghel, Trilok Sharma, Hamid, Harish, Kripa Shankar, Satyanarayan, Tilakraj, Khairati, Chandu, Uma Khosla, Manohar, Bhanumati, Kishan Mehta, Master Shaka, and others.

Satyen Kappu, Kamal Kapoor and Master Alankar made friendly appearances in this movie.

This movie had three songs penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Music for this movie was composed by R.D. Burman.

As mentioned above only one song from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier.

SNo Song-Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Jeevan mein tu darna nahin Kishore Kumar, chorus 25.09.2012

Today’s song – the second song from this movie – is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

On screen the today’s song is lip-synced by Rehana and one other actress (whom I am unable to identify) and we can see Sudhir, Ranjeet, Danny, Paintal, Narendra Nath, and others enjoying this ‘mujra’ song, and we can see Feroz Khan (the Client Eastwood in this movie 😊 ) watching them or rather ‘keeping an eye on them all’ from behind the ‘curtains’…

Today 25th September 2022 is also the eighty-third birth anniversary of Feroz Khan (25 September 1939 – 27 April 2009) an actor, producer, and director and one among our many favourites of the seventies …

We pay our tributes to Feroz Khan and thank him for all the lovely memories of his movies he has left for us. Though he has no words or lyrics to perform in the today’s song he is still present there in this song and readers can still watch him in this song and remember this ‘one of his kind of actor’ of Hindi Cinema today.

Let us now enjoy today’s song ..


Song-Pyaari pyaari soorat waale (Khote Sikkey)(1974) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

ho o o o o
pyaari pyaari ee
oye soorat waale
ho pyaari pyaari
ho ho soorat waale
arey haay mere allah
ho o itne saare
haay koyi to hans ke bulaaye
koyi palak maare re ae
haa aa aa aa pyaari pyaari
ho ho sooratwaale

main ye dil kisko doon
kuchh kahaa naa jaaye
haan aa ek anaar sau beemaar
haay re haay re haay

ho o o pyaari pyaari
o o soorat waale
arey haay mere allah
haan aa itne saare

idhar nain jodoon
yaa aa udhar jod doon oon
kise dekhoon jee bhar ke ae
kisey chhod doon

ho o o o
idhar nain jodoon
yaa aa udhar jod doon oon
haan aa aa kise dekhoon jee bhar ke ae
kisey chhod doon

o o jisko dekhoon
usi pe jiyaa lalchaaye
haan aa ek anaar sau beemaar
haay re haay re haay

ho o o
pyaari pyaari
ho ho soorat waale
arey haay mere allah
ho o itne saare
haay koyi to hanske bulaaye
koyi palak maare re ae

ho o o
pyaari pyaari
ho ho soorat waale ae

sabhi pyaar se maangen
nishaani meri ee ee ee

deewaani si thhokar khaaye
jawaani meri
ho o obscurity
sabhi pyaar se maange ae
nishaani meri ee

ho o o deewaani si thhokar khaaye
jawaani meri
ho o
kya karoon kya karoon
ab kahaa na jaaye

ho o o
ek anaar sau beemaar
haay re haay re haay
ho o o pyaari pyaari
ho ho o soorat waale
arey haay mere allah
ho o o itne saare

haay koyi to hanske bulaaye
haa haa haa
a haa haa haa
koyi to hanske bulaaye
koyi palak maare re ae

hoye ae ae
pyaari pyaari
ho ho soorat waale ae
arey haay mere allah
haan aa itne saare ae


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5182 Post No. : 17158

Today’s song is from the film Aap ki Marzi-1939. This film was made by Sudama productions, Bombay, founded by Dr. Ambadas patel, after Sagar Movietone merged with National Studios. This comedy social film was directed by Sarvottam Badami and the music was given by Gyan Dutt. The cast of the film was Sabita Devi, Motilala, Vasanti , mazhar, Khursheed, Sunalini devi, K.N.Singh, jagdish Sethi and others. Lyricists were P.L.Santoshi and S.P.Kalla Film Aap ki Marzi aka As you please-1939 was based on the hit Hollywood film” Paradise for 3 “-1938.

” FATE ” is a phenomenon which no one has understood so far and no one will ever know how it works.It makes the Rich a poor one and a Pauper may become a millionaire. Fate takes you through unknown destinations and you can niot guess where it will take you. There is no better example of this FATE, other than the life story of this film’s director.

The changes in the career of Sarvottam Badami took place are simply unimaginable. His life started as an ordinary Motor Garage mechanic.Fate made him a Film projectionist, an Automobile Engineer, a Sound Recording Engineer, a Film director of Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films, Film Division producer, An industrialist and finally a management Consultant ! Can you beat it ?

Sarvottam Badami was born in 1910 at Channapatna in Karnataka,to a revenue officer working in Mysore. He passed his SSLC and worked as a garage mechanic and then a projectionist in Select Picture House, Bangalore, both of which were owned by Dr. Ambalal Patel. Patel moved to Bombay and financed Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Film Company, and Chimanlal Desai as a partner, forming Sagar Movietone in 1930.
At the age of 19 years, Badami went to Bombay to study automobile engineering. He was asked by Ardeshir Irani who met him at a wedding to help out with the recording equipment he had purchased from abroad.

Badami helped in the sound recording department for the first Talkie in India, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara (1931). Around that time a German director making the film Harishchandra left half-way and Badami offered to complete it, the co-director was Raja Chandrasekhar, although the co-director credit has also been cited as T. C. Vadivelu Naicker. The film turned out to be successful. He was contracted by Sagar Movietone (Sagar Film Company) to direct three films, two in Telugu and one in Tamil: Galava Rishi (Tamil), Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam and Shakuntala in Telugu. The success of these films established him as a director. His working team had people like the cinematographer Faredoon Irani, music director Anil Biswas and the Sagar Movietone favourites Sabita Devi and Motilal.

Initially, to avoid embarrassment to his family he requested not to be credited in the regional language films. He did not know Hindi but from 1932-1947, he worked for Sagar Movietone and also directed nearly 30 films in Hindi, for many others. His first Hindi film was Chandrahasa (1933) starring Noor Mohammed Charlie. He was paid Rs 2000 per film with the complete film being made within Rs 50,000. He worked with most of the top actors of the time like Motilal, Nargis, Ashok Kumar and Pahari Sanyal. He brought Mehboob Khan who was then doing roles as an extra out of obscurity and gave him the role of Sabita Devi’s father in the film Vengeance is mine(1935).

He made several films based on novels. Some of the writers whose work he used were K.M.Munshi, Sarat Chandra and Ramanlal Vasanthlal Desai. The film Aap ki Marzi (1939) was inspired by the Hollywood film Paradise for Three (1938). He became known for his satirical comedies and “socially relevant films”.His film Grihalaxmi (1934), which starred Jal Merchant and Sabita Devi, had the woman getting into marriage only if her doctor husband agreed not to want children. The success of the film mitigated the enraged public reaction at the time.

He showed his understanding of media publicity required for films when in 1937, Badami resorted to woo audiences by announcing cash prizes of Rs.500, Rs.200 and Rs.100 for the best reviews of his newly released film Kulvadhu (1937). The promotional gambit worked sending audiences to the theatres. According to an interview, most of Badami’s films didn’t survive as the negatives were burnt to extract the silver from the silver nitrate.

After Aap ki Marzi-38, he followed his mentor, Dr. Patel and joined Sudama Pictures, when in 1939, Sagar Movietone merged into National Films. Badami also worked in Famous Cine Laboratories, from 46 to 48.

Apparently, in 1948 Deputy Prime Minister Vallabh Bhai Patel, who was then also in charge of the Information Ministry, on a visit to the Cine Laboratories Bombay, asked Badami to help set up a NewsReel and Documentary section. The Films Division was established in 1948. He became chief producer in the newsreel department and made several documentaries. He worked in the Films Division making documentaries from 1948-1952. After that he stopped making films and returned to Bangalore to retire as “I was a forgotten man in the feature film world”. He became an industrialist by starting a manufacturing business. Later he worked as a Consultant for Kamani Group of Industries also. He died in 2005 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1932: Harishchandra; Galava Rishi; Paduka Pattabhishekham; Shakuntala; 1933: Chandrahasa; 1934: Grihalakshmi; 1935: Dr. Madhurika; Vengeance is Mine; 1936: Jeevan Lata; Grama Kanya; 1937: Kokila; Kulavadhu; 1938: Three Hundred Days and After; 1939: Aap Ki Marzi; Ladies Only; 1940: Chingari; Sajani; 1941: Holiday in Bombay; 1942: Khilona; 1943: Prarthana; 1944: Bhagya Lakshmi; 1945: Ramayani; 1946: Uttara Abhimanyu; 1947: Manmani; 1951: Vinoba Bhave (Doc);1952: Roof over the head

(Ack: Sapnon ke saudagar by Vithal Pandya, Sagar Movietone by Biren Kothari, HFGK, muVyz, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, and my notes)

Film industry is one place where the most unimaginable things happen. Here are some examples – A young man working as a laboratory Technician overnight becomes, albeit reluctantly, an actor and later on a famous Hero in Hindi films (Ashok Kumar), A Choreographer becomes a very famous and successful Director and actor (Guru Dutt), A Clerk in Government Rationing office touches the sky and becomes a heart throb Cinema Hero (Dev Anand), A Bus Conductor is turned into a famous cult Hero of South (Rajnikant), A simple young man goes to meet his actor brother in a studio and is mistaken for his brother and made a hero in 40 Hindi films(D.Billimoria), a clueless scholarly young man standing in a bus queue in Madras is picked up as a hero and works in about 55 hindi films (Ranjan). These are some examples of how, when Lady Luck smiles on a person, his life changes !

Here is one case. The case of the suave, handsome actor MOTILAL who had absolutely no dream of becoming a film hero ! Born in Shimla on 4 December 1910, Motilal Rajwansh came from a distinguished family. His father was a renowned educationist, who died when Motilal was one year old. He was brought up by his uncle who was a well-known civil surgeon in Uttar Pradesh. At first, Moti was sent to an English school at Shimla and later, in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Thereafter, he shifted to Delhi where he continued with school and college.

After leaving college, Motilal came to Bombay to join the Navy, but he fell ill and could not appear for the test. Fate had other choices charted out for him. One day, he went to see a film shoot at Sagar Studios, where director K. P. Ghosh was shooting. Motilal, even then, was quite the man about the town and he caught Ghosh’s eye. Motilal described this event in his inimitable style,in one of his interviews….” The director Ghosh Babu looked towards me and said,” please come here”. I first thought he was calling someone standing behind me. I looked back and moved to one side. Nobody came forward, but Ghosh Babu came to me and pointed his finger at me and said, ” Yes, I am talking to you. Please come here” I went with him .” In 1934 (aged 24), he was offered the hero’s role in Shaher Ka Jadoo -1934 by the Sagar Film Company. Sabita Devi and Motilal’s first movie as a pair in the famous Sagar Movietone, the movie Lure of the City (aka Shaher ka Jadoo) released on 29 th September 1934 at the Imperial Cinema Bombay.

Mehboob Khan was earlier selected for the lead role and was later replaced by Motilal. This was actor Motilal’s debut film and Motilal – Sabita made the best pair in the Sagar Film Company. They acted together in many other movies under the banner of the Sagar like, Silver King -1935, Dr Madhurika -1935, Lagna Bandhan -1936, Jeevan Lata -1939, Kulvadhu -1937, Kokila -1937, Three hundred days and after -1938 and later in Sudhama Films in Ap Ki Marzi -1939 and Minerva’s Prarthana -1944. He worked with Mehboob Khan in Jagirdar -1937 and Hum Tum Aur Woh -1938 under the Sagar Movietone banner, in Taqdeer -1943 for Mehboob Productions, and Kidar Sharma’s Armaan -1942 and Kaliyan -1944. He also acted in S. S. Vasan’s film Paigham -1959 (Gemini Studios), and Raj Kapoor’s Jagte Raho -1956. In 1965, he also acted in the Bhojpuri film Solaho Singar Kare Dulhaniya.

Perhaps the role for which he received the most critical appreciation was that of the gentleman crook in S. S. Vasan’s adaptation of R K Narayan’s book Mr Sampat -1952. He is most remembered for his role as “Chunni Babu” in Bimal Roy’s Devdas -1955, for which he won his first Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. Actor Naseeruddin Shah once described him as one of three all-time best actors of Hindi cinema, others being Balraj Sahni and Yakub.

Motilal was very suave and polished, and moved in high society, though towards the end of his life he was in financial difficulty. Although a thorough gentleman, he enjoyed gambling and races, and died almost penniless on 17th June 1965.

Motilal was an excellent Pilot and owned a small aircraft. He rarely travelled by train and always liked to fly. His family life was happy. His wife was a doctor.

He was in a relationship for several years with the actress Nadira. He was later involved with actress Shobhna Samarth after she separated from her husband, and he played Samarth’s real-life daughter Nutan’s father in Hamari Beti, Shobhana’s launch movie for Nutan. He also played her guardian in Anari, though this time the role had a villainous touch to it.

Motilal and Ashok Kumar were popular stars at the same time. Ashok Kumar was employed by Bombay Talkies and Motilal was employed by Ranjit. It is said that Sardar Chandulal paid Rs. One lakh to Motilal in those days. Motilal was a gambler. Once Chandulal Shah paid his debt of 75000 rupees which Motilal had lost in gambling, just to keep Motilal with Ranjit ! It is surprising that Ashok Kumar never worked with Motilal’s Heroines-Shobhana Samarth or Khursheed and Motilal never worked with Ashok Kumar’s heroines- Devika Rani or Leela Chitnis !

Actor Chandra Mohan treated Motilal as his son. During the last days of Chandra mohan, once Motilal had gone to meet him. Chandra Mohan was drinking from a costly forein Whisky bottle, but he did not offer it to Motilal. Motilal was feeling bad and then Chandra Mohan said, ” I know you must be feeling bad that I am not offering you this Whisky, but trust me it is not whisky- I am drinking Bewada (country liquor) from this bottle and I don’t want my son to drink this dirty stuff ! ”

Motilal was the winner of Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Devdas -1955 and Parakh -1960. He is credited with being among Hindi cinema’s first natural actors.

He also directed the film Chhoti Chhoti Baatein -1965, but died before its release. At the 13th National Film Awards, it won the award for Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film and he posthumously won the Certificate of Merit for the Best Story Writer. ( adapted some information from Vithal Pandya’s book-Asli Nakli Chehere, wiki, Star portraits, nett4you, the book Sagar Movietone, and Shirish Kanekar’s book- Yaadon ki Baaraat, with thanks and my notes.)


Song- Gauven charaa ke Baanke Bihaari apne ghar nahin aate thhe (Aap Ki Marzi)(1939) Singers- Khursheed Bano, Gyan Dutt, Lyricist- P L Santoshi, MD- Gyan Dutt
Both

Lyrics

gauven charaa ke
baanke bihaari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe ae
gauven charaa ke baanke bihari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe
phir jaa ke kahaan kho jaate thhe
phir jaa ke kahaan ko jaate thhe ae

gauven charaa ke baanke bihaari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe ae
gauven charaa ke baanke bihari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe

saath chhodkar gwaal baal sang
kunjon mein chhup jaate thhe
saath chhodkar gwaal baal sang
kunjon mein chhup jaate thhe
phir jaise hi ghar aate thhe
wo thappad maa ka khaate thhe
phir jaise hi ghar aate thhe
wo thappad maa ka khaate thhe

bansi baja ke Raadha ko wo
chupke chupke bulaate thhe
haan
bansi baja ke Raadha ko wo
chupke chupke bulaate thhe

sun bansi ki taan niraali
aji Raadha
aji Raadha
ho matwaali
sun bansi ki taan niraali
aji Raadha
aji Raadha
ho matwaali
donon raas rachaate thhe
kuchh hanste thhe kuchh gaate thhe
donon raas rachaate thhe
kuch hanste thhe kuchh gaate thhe
wo apna jee bahlaate thhe
wo apna jee bahlaate thhe
gauven charaa ke baanke bihaari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe
gauven charaa ke baanke bihaari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

17162

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1329
Total Number of movies covered=4609

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