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


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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It is a well-known fact that Shailendra wrote maximum number of songs for the music director, Shankar-Jaikishan (around 365 songs) out of about 750 songs he wrote during his life time. The second in line among music directors was Salil Chowdhury for whom Shailendra wrote around 105 songs. The third place was taken by S D Burman for whom he wrote around 70 songs. There were others music directors for whom he wrote songs albeit in comparatively lesser numbers. They were Roshan, S N Tripathi, Hemant Kumar, Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Ravi, Dattaram, and Kishore Kumar.

With major chunk of Shailendra’s songs (around 90% his total songs) written for the music directors listed above, I was curious to know as who were the other music directors to whom Shailendra wrote songs probably for one or two films. I traced almost all ‘other’ music directors. They were Basant Prakash (‘Badnam’ 1952), Manohar Arora (‘Chingaari’, 1955), Mukul Roy (‘Sailaab’ 1956 and ‘Detective’ 1958), Jimmy (Shrimatiji, 1952), Ninu Mazumdar (‘Bhai Saheb’, 1954), Sardul Kwatra (‘Pilpli Saheb, 1954 and ‘Tis Maar Khan’, 1955), Shivram (‘Naya Kadam’ 1958), Shailesh Mukherjee (‘Savera; 1958), Chitrgupt and Gajanan (‘Kal Hamaara Hai’ 1959), Kalyanji-Anandji (‘Satta Baazar’ (1959), Pandit Ravi Shankar (‘Anuradha’ 1960), R D Burman (‘Chhote Nawab’ 1961), Suhrid Kar (‘Kaanch Ki Gudiya’ 1961), and Sapan-Jagmohan (‘Begaana’ 1963).

But the surprise catch among ‘other’ music director to whom Shailendra wrote a song was Nachiketa Ghosh who has composed music for only one Hindi film ‘25th July’ (1951). But Shailendra was not the lyricist for this film. It transpired that Shailendra did write a Hindi song for Nachiketa Ghosh but for a Bengali film ‘Indraani’ (1958). Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen were the lead actors in the film. The film is available on YT with English sub-title.

So here is probably Shailendra’s only Hindi song for a Bengali film, ‘Indraani’ (1958). There are 7 songs in the film of which one song is in Hindi. The song is ‘sabhi kuchh lutaakar huye hum tumhaare’ which is sung by Mohammad Rafi. Nachiketa Ghosh is the music director.

The background for this song is that Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen get married despite opposition from her parents as Uttam Kumar is unemployed. On the wedding night, their feelings for each other is reflected in this song through a wayside singer playing guitar. The mood of the song appears to me the same as that of songs like ek haseen shaam ko dil mera kho gaya.

The song in the video clip is longer than the audio clip (78 RPM record version) because of the repetition in the former of mukhda part in each antara. Also, there are short dialogues in Bengali between Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen during the interludes of the song.

What a lovely song which I heard for the first time. I have been mesmerized by Rafi’s rendition of antara part of the song. Just note, how he goes one octave higher but keep his rendition soft on the antara lines ‘kisi ka tu ho jaa’, ‘hai khaamosh hum bhi’ and ‘ye khwaabon ki duniya’.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip :

Song-Sabhi kuchh lutaa kar huye ham tumhaare (Indraani)(Bangla)(1958) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Nachiketa Ghosh

Lyrics(based on Video Clip)

sabhi kuchh lutaa kar
huye hum tumhaare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
ye khoya sa chanda
ye behke se taare
to phir kyun na machlen
armaan hamaare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar

mohabbat mein kho jaa..aa
kisi ka tu ho jaa
falak se zameen tak huye ye ishaare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar
huye hum tumhaare
ki hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar

hai chupchaap wo bhi
hain khaamosh hum bhi
khule jaa rahe hain magar raaz saare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
ye khoya sa chanda
ye behke se taare
to phir kyun na machlen
armaan hamaare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar

wo rangeen duniya
wo khwaabon ki duniya
simat kar ke baahon mein aayi hamaare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar
huye hum tumhaare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
ye khoya sa chanda
ye behke se taare
to phir kyun na machlen
armaan hamaare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar

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Blog Day : 4074 Post No. : 15212

“Nirmal”(1952) was produced by Revachand M Dembla and Biharilal C Pandit and directed by S Upendra for Shankar Theatres, Bombay. This movie had Poornima, Amarnath, Mirza Musharraf, Shanta Kunwar, Shaam Kumar, Habeeb, Leela Kumari, Cuckoo, Urwashi, Khushi Moolwaani, Sayyad ahmad, M Pahlaj, Peetaambar Setpal, Ajeet, Shaamlal etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Nirmal”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Moti B A is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C rani.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Bhanwra bada deewaana (Nirmal)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Moti B A, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

bhanwra bhanwra
bhanwra bada deewaana
loote kali kali ka rang
wo loote kali kali ka rang
wo loote kali kali ka rang
madhuban mein chhaayi hariyaali
kali khili hai daali daali
dekh kali ko mast ho gayi
bhanwre ki aankhen matwaali
bhanwra bada machalvi bada sayaana
do din ka hai pankh
wo loote kali kali ka rang
wo loote kali kali ka rang

khili huyi kaliyon par jaaye
lachke kha kar gul ko lagaaye
jiska ras pi daala uske
paas na jaaye aankh churaaye
bhanwra
ye hai kaala wo hai gori
komal komal ang
loote kali kali ka rang
wo loote kali kali ka rang

rang bhi kaala dil bhi kaala
ras pee kar udd jaane waala aa aa aa
rang bhi kaala dil bhi kaala
ras pee kar udd jaane waala aa aa aa
is se dil na lagaana o bholi
ye hai saath na dene waala
bhanwra
di leke ye daga karega
iske preet ka dhang
wo loote kali kali ka rang
wo loote kali kali ka rang


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.

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Ganpati Bappa Morya
Pudcha Varshi Lavkar Ya

Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. It falls on the Shukla Chaturthi (4th day after Amavasya) in the month of Bhadrapada of the Hindu calendar i.e. August-September of the Gregorian calendar. Now this is common to the whole of India. And everyone has their own list of prasad that they offer to the lord. And all the panchang reading elders will tell us that when the Chaturthi starts etc and for how many days the festival will be for (usually 10) but due to the lunar calendar that is followed there will be some ghatika calculations which will determine if the festival ends on the 10th or 11th day.

But thanks to Bal Gangadhar Tilak Maharashtra has a special way of celebrating it. There the devout bring home idols and do pooja for a day and half and give a send-off to their favourite god on the next day that is on Panchmi. Then there are also those who keep the lord in their homes for five days. In between they also have a Gauri sthapana and worship the mother and son together for 2 days and then see them off on the 5th day. That day is Gauri visarjan.

Then there are the Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals. It is here that the youth get to show their ideas of decoration, event organisation etc. The mandals dedicate themselves to various causes and highlight this in their pandals. There is the usual bhajans playing through the 10 days of the festival etc. Then on the 10th day that means Anant Chaturdashi day there is the aarathi, the final pooja and then the idols along with all the flowers used for decoration etc are taken for immersion. The large ones are on open trucks and we have all the young revellers dancing to the beat of Nashik Dhols and recorded music and the cry of GANAPATI Bappa Morya filling the air space. (Environmentalists will call it high decibels of noise pollution). And there are the large numbers of people out on the streets till wee hours of the next morning waiting to see the last huge one immerse in the sea. If I am not wrong the last one is always Lalbaugcha Raja.

Lalbaug is a locality in the old Bombay region. This is where during the freedom struggle Balgangadhar Tilak had started the practice of community worship of the Lord as a way to protest the diktat of limit on number of people congregating.

Lalbaugcha Raja has a story of its own. It seems the market at Peru Chawl was shut down in 1932 effecting the livelihood of the fisherfolk and other vendors who operated from there. These vendors vowed to Ganesha for a permanent place for their market. The collective efforts of the councillors and prominent local residents of those times the landlord Rajabai Tayyabji gave the land for the existing Lalbaug Market.

In 1934 as a thanksgiving or fulfilment of their vow (Navasa in Marathi) the traders and fisherfolk came together to start this sarvajanik pandal. Since 1935 the same family -Kambli family- has been designing the idol which has kept nearly the same “sitting pose” over the years. The idol is always around 18-20 feet tall. The parts are made at their workshop in the adjoining lane and assembled in the pandal. The grand old man of the Kambli family then comes and paints the lord’s eyes. The decoration is always contemporary and this year it was “Chandrayaan”. The visarjan procession of Lalbaugcha Raja is eagerly awaited through the lanes that it takes to reach Girgaum Chowpatty. There are special trucks, trailers and boats with pulleys that help take the idol kilometres into the sea so that it can be given a proper deep-sea immersion to match its size.

P.S.: the details about Lalbaugcha Raja are from a documentary that I saw last week on National Geography Channel.

We had the N. Chandra’s “Ankush” (1986) which used the Ganesh visarjan backdrop to show the rivalry between two Ganesh pandals and how it erupts into street fight.

In Remo D’Souza’s “ABCD- Any Body Can Dance” (2013) we had a sequence showing Ganesh Visarjan. There was this wonderful dance number and the song was true to the Ganapati Bappa Morya spirit. The movie had a collection of dance freaks who were essentially a part of Remo’s troupe most of who are independent choreographers now. in addition we have Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya, in major roles in the movie, present in this song.

I thought that this song is ideal for today. The song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan & Vishal Dadlani. The song is written by one Mayur Puri and Sachin-Jigar are the music directors. This means that this song would have qualified in the series of “Music Director singing for another music director list” that we had from Arunkumar Deshmukhji a few years back. (Both Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Dadlani are music directors as we all know).

This is the link to the song:-


Song-Ridhhi Siddhhi Vriddhi Hoti (ABCD-Any Body Can Dance)(2013) Singers-Shankar Mahadewan, Vishal Dadlani, Lyrics-Mayur Puri, MD-Sachin Jigar

Lyrics

riddhi siddi vriddi hoti
haan tere hi aane se
aur sundar yeh srishti hoti
haan tere hi aane se
moraya… aaa
moraya…aaa
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

man ke andhere kone mein
jo danav chupa hai moraya
uspe hi jai ho toh digvijai ho
teri tarah moraya
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

ho… lakh koi de hunkare
lakh koi dhamkaale
ho oo
hum teri raahon pe chalte
hum nahi rukhne wale
mera deva devon ka devta
mazha deva devon ka devta
pair ye rukh ne na sar ye jhukne na dega
morya re moraya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

devaa… aaaaa ho ooo

sajjan ki aas
durjan ka naash
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
teri ho puja phir koi duja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
hoo… oooo
yun toh sabhi devoke aage
yeh sar jhuka hai morya
par apna hai tu
ghar pe humare aaya hai morya
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

gan ganganpati gaja mukh mangal
didikita didikita didikita dhundhun
ta ta tai tha
jai jagavandhan vakratunda daani daata
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
dhum kita dhum kita dha dong dha dong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya

deva aaa aaaa aaaa

hey… jal mein, thal mein
shristi sakal mein
van mein, rann mein, kan kan mein
taru mein, tran mein, gaj mein, gana mein
morya hai har mann mein
hey rang ki dhaare, ras fuhaarein
chhal chhal chhalke sarjan mein
tej hai, bal hai, shakti prabal hai
morya ke darshan mein re bappa
morya ke darshan mein re deva
morya ke darshan mein hey..
morya ke darshan mein…. ho


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Blog Day : 4073 Post No. : 15210

Today’s song is from a devotional,mythological film – Nav Durga-1953. Nav Durga does not mean New Durga here, but ‘Nav’ stands for nine. This film is about the nine forms of Devi Durga and how it saved its Bhakt from annihilation.

The film was produced by Homi Wadia’s Basant Pictures. It was directed by the great Editor and special effect-Trick scene expert Babubhai Mistri. Babubhai Mistri (5-9-1918 to 20-12-2010), in the beginning, was an assistant with Prakash pictures.Prakash was making a film “Khwabon ki Duniya”- 37, based on the famous novel “The Invisible Man” by H.G.Wells,1897.The shooting started but the basic problem was how to show the ‘invisible‘ man. There was no special effect technique available in India till then, like in Hollywood. Vijay Bhatt had an assistant called Babubhai Mistri, who accepted the challenge and using a dim light, a black curtain and a black thread to move articles, he achieved the desired results. This made the film not only a hit and popular one, but also a unique one. Babubhai Mistri, thus, became the father of the trick scenes and special effects in India. In the process, Babubhai also earned a nickname of ‘kaala dhaaga‘ (black thread) for rest of his life, in the film industry.

Babubhai directed 49 Hindi films-mostly B and C grade Mythologicals, Costume, and Historical films. He also directed 1 Telugu and 9 Gujarati films. His first film as a director was Muqabala-42. Surprisingly he started off with a social film, but there was a valid reason. The initial Poster Painter had developed into a skilled Editor and trick scene expert, by his own hard work,encouraged by the Wadia brothers. The film was an unusual film of a story of twin sisters. Wadias wanted Babubhai to do something which will make the film stand out from all other such films.

Directed by Babubhai Mistry, it was the last movie of Fearless Nadia for Wadia Movietone. She had a double role of twin sisters: good Madhuri and bad Rita.

Rita is kidnapped by the villain and made into a Night club singer,while Rai Bahadur brings up good Madhuri.
Nadia was appreciated much for the performance contrast for both roles.
This film was First in India to use Split-screen method for double roles,where both sisters could cross each others,shake hands and talk together.The other attraction was the Night club set,which,in case of police Raid,could be converted into a respected residence in few minutes.It was a great fun to watch these two things.

A happy ending picture, but to see and hear the laboured Hindi dialogues of Madhuri (good Nadia) was another treat.

The cast of the film Nav Durga-53 consisted of Usha Kiran, Mahipal, S N Tripathi, Sulochana Chatterji, Amarnath, Agha Shapur, Raja Sandow and many more. Usually, there are more characters in a Mythological film and hence their credit list is very long. In this list, the name of Raja Sandow appears. I am sure, this is not that Raja Sandow, who was famous as a silent film Hero and who acted in many Talkie films too. He died in 1942 itself. Obviously, this must be some other Raja, trying to cause “Same name confusion” without success,though.

However, one name in the cast – Amarnath- is worth a re-look. Amarnath (Bharadwaj) is one of the “same name confusions” victims. There were two Pt. Amarnath Music Directors, 1 actor Amar, 1 actor Amarnath and 1 actor/Director (K.) Amarnath.

This Amarnath was born in Hafizabad, in Gujaranwala district of Punjab (Now in Pakistan) in 1922. He started acting in 1939 with Kidar Sharma’s “Dil hi to hai”. Graduating from doing small roles he was made the Leading Man in Dalsukh Pancholi’s film “Patjhad”, started in 1947 opposite Meena (Shorey). Pancholi had to flee Lahore due to Partition riots, but he carried the negatives of Patjhad. Though the film was censored in India in 1948, it seems it was never released.
Amarnath (Bharadwaj) starred as Hero in many other films,like Naghma E Sehra-45, Papiha re-48, Barsat ki ek raat-48, Swayam sidha-49, Nai Bhabhi-50, Kamal ke phool-50, Sheesh Mahal-50, Jalte Deep-50, Johri-51, Nai zindagi-51 , Nirmohi-52, Nirmal-52, Bahu Beti-53, Nav Durga-53, Toofan-54 etc. Then he switched over to side roles. In all, he worked in 81 films (CITWF data). His last film was Kaun ho tum-70.

In India, there is no dearth of festivals. In fact, India can be called a Nation of Festivals. With scores of religions in India and every religion having its own Festivals, one can imagine the number of Festivals. Not every festival is celebrated all over the country, but even the major 7 religions have their own festivals. Hinduism being the largest religion (80% as per 2011 Census), almost every month has , if not a major, but minor festival in some or the other region of India.

The period of October to January is called a Festival season, as many major festivals like Dashehara, Diwali, Christmas and Sankranti fall in this period. Vijaya Dashami or Dashehra or Dasara is due in next month, so is Diwali too. Dashehra is celebrated also as a Durga Puja Festival enthusiastically, in the Eastern part of the country mainly, but all over India, Durga Puja is done.

Film Nav Durga-53 was about the powers of Maha Shakti Durga Mata. Durga is believed to have 9 forms. Navdurga, Nine forms of Durga, are nine manifestations of the goddess Durga in Hinduism, especially worshiped during the festival of Navratri where each of the nine manifested forms are venerated respectively for each night. In short, they are…

1. Shail Putri – Daughter of Himalayas

2. Bramhacharini – Daksh Kanya Sati-before marriage

3. Chandraghanta – After marriage to Shiv, adorned his forehead as Half Moon

4. Kushmanda – Living in the Sun

5. Skandmata – Mother of war lord Kartikey

6. Katyayani – Daughter of sage Katyayan, destroyed Mahishasur

7. Kaalratri – Most ferocious and fiercest, destroyer of Asurs Shumbh/ Nishumbh

8. Mahagauri – Goddess of purity and cleanliness and

9. Siddhidatri – Adi Parashakti, appears from Siva’s left side

The story of Nav Durga-53 was- Suryawarcha is punished by Indra dev for his arrogance and is sent to mrityulok(Earth),when he is about to get married to Vishala.On Visahala’s request Vishnu assures that he will come back to swarga again,but she must prey to Maa Durga.
Maurvi d/o asur Mur wants to take revenge on Krishna for killing her father.She marries Ghatotkach s/o Bhima.They get a son Barbarik(Suryavarch),whom Murvi takes to Navdurga at Guptakshetra Sangam and prays.
Barbarik gets a boon of invincibility except for an Avtar of Vishnu.He goes to Pandavas and challenges them,knowing that Krishna will also come there.In the war,Krishna severs his head with Sudarshan Chakra.Mata Durga appears and takes Suryavarcha to heaven where his consort Vishala is still waiting with a Garland.

Today’s song is very sweet, melodious and a lilting song. I feel this tune is inspired by a similar sounding song, ” Hum tum yeh bahar, dekho rang laya pyar, barsaat ke mahine mein” – a duet of Rafi and Lata, composed by Ghulam Mohd,MD, for film Ambar-52.

(Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for Amarnath information and blog beetehuedin.com for Babubhai information, used herein.)


Song-Ek teer chalaa ke gori bijli giraa ke (Nav Durga)(1953) Singers-Chitragupta, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Ramesh Chandra Pandey, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

ek teer chalaa ke
gori bijli giraa ke
mohe chhod ke akeli kahaan jaaye re
o tere sath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re

o ek teer chalaa ke
gori bijli giraa ke
mohe chhodke akeli kahaan jaaye re
o tere saath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re

dekho ji dekho ji dekho dekho ji
kya
mera naram kaleja toot jaayega
bhala hoga mera peechha chhoot jaayega
hoye chhoot jaayega

o mera naram kaleja toot jaayega
o bhala hoga
mera peechha chhoot jaayega
hoye chhoot jayega

ari sun to
aise baalam ko sataana nahin accha ji
o sote sher ko jagaana nahin accha ji
sher
arre ja
teri mendhak ki chaal hai
bakre ki khaal hai
teri kya mazaal hai
tu banega sher

ari meri baat maan gori mujhe pehchaan
kaahe jhoothmooth rang tu jamaaye re
o tere saath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re

suno ji suno ji suno suno ji
tu kaun hai
ye poochhne main aayi hoon

o tere baap ka hone waala jamaai hoon
ho jamaai hoon
tu kaun hai
ye poochhne main aayi hoon

tere baap ka hone waala jamaai hoon
ho jamaai hoon
arre ja
chal hat teri baat mein jamaal hai
badi door abhi teri sasuraal hai

accha dekhta hoon gori aaj teri seenajori
tu kab tak akad nibhaaye re
o tere saath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re

nahin maanengi
un hoon
nahin maanengi
un hoon
nahin maanegi
to main bhi mar jaaunga
accha hoga
din raat bhoot banke sataaunga
o din raat bhoot banke sataaunga
sataaunga sataaunga
mere bina ek din tera jeena hai kathin
tu pal bhar chain na paaye re
o tere saath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re


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Blog Day : 4072 Post No. : 15209

“Amar Akbar Anthony”(1977) an archtypically Manmohan Desai directed movie, reminds me of an indulgent parent who, when he comes back home to his little ones brings them lots and lot of goodies that the kids were so eagerly looking forward to. The kids just would not have enough of the goodies.

The movie, a multistarrer, which was a new fashion in India, after the success of “Sholay”(1975), boasted a who is who of stars of those days- Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Shabana azmi, Neetu Singh were the three romantic pairs. Pran and Nirupa Roy play the parents. Villains are Jeewan, Ranjeet, Yusuf Khan. Other characters in the movie include Mukri, Nazeer Hussain, Kamal Kapoor, Pratima Devi etc. Even Helen makes a cameo appearance.

Most people who are into HFM have already watched this movie. That too multiple times. If you are an Indian, then this movie must have influences you in one way or the other. This movie has scenes, dialogues, coincidences etc that have become stuff of legends. They also are constant source of jokes, memes, amusing anecdotes etc.

This movie had seven songs. Six songs from this movie have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been discussed in the past :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 My name is Anthony Gonsalves 3040 28-Sep-10
2 Parda hai parda 9189 23-Dec-13
3 Hamko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen 11111 9-May-15
4 Anhoni ko honi kar de honi ko anhoni 11963 31-Mar-16
4 Khoon khoon hota hai paani nahin 14896 26-Feb-19
5 Shirdi waale Saibaba aaya hai tere dar pe sawaali 15199 4-Sep-19

The discussions of these songs in the movie were no less fun than the fun that we may have had while watching this movie.

This song made its debut in the blog with the song My name is Anthony Gonsalves . The date was 29 september 2010. It was a guest post by a guest poster who had discovered the blog just a few months ago. Santosh Ojha, the contributor, was a diehard Amitabh Bachchan fan and he had watched this movie in Nagpur during its first run just days before his class X examination, not once but thrice !

His observations on the movie scenes and story, alongwith his school day experiences, makes this writeup a great fun to read.
In fact, this song itself has an amusing beginning:

You see the whole country of this system
is juxtapositioned by the hemoglobin in the atmosphere ,
because you are a sophisticated rhetorician
intoxicated by the exuberance of your own verbosity

🙂

The next song was covered three years later in 2013. This too was a guest post, and it was by Peevesie’s mom, who may have watched this movie a few million times.

The third song writeup from this movie turned out to be a very very special occasion for the blog. This song was the only song in history that has the voices of Mukesh, Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Lata together. This song was the post number 11111 for the blog and it was written by our own Sudhir Jee. It was a century post for him as well as for all the abovementioned legendary singer. It was a century post for Laxmikant Pyarelal as well.

Four more songs have been covered after that. Writeup for these songs were by Peevesie’s mom. Four writeups out of six ! It just shown how much the songs of this movie mean to her !

What is the only song left to be covered ? It is yet another fun song viz “Tayyab Ali Pyaar ka dushman hay haay”. This song is sung by Rafi and chorus, with a few words by Mukri. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a song where Akbar (Rishi Kapoor) is seen heckling Tayyab Ali (Mukri), the father of Salma (Neetu Singh), for coming in the way of their love.

This song, like the other songs of this movie, is best enjoyed while watching the movie in a movie hall in 1970s. The response of the public, especially the coin throwing front staller junta (appropriately names chawanni chaap janta 🙂 ) is an experience that can no longer be savoured. This experience has become extinct with time.

Incidentally, unlike Santosh Ojha, I myself had not watched this movie during its first run. My movie watching spree began in 1978, and I watched this movie during its second run, which is not the same as watching it during its maiden run, of course.

With this song, all the seven songs of “Amar Akbar Anthony”(1977) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye (Amar Akbar Anthony)(1977) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus
Mukri

Lyrics

Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman
haaye haaye
meri jaan ka dushman haaye haaye
haaye haaye
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman
haaye haaye
meri jaan ka dushman haaye haaye
haaye haaye
ladka aur ladki raazi
phir bhi na maane qaazi
ladka aur ladki raazi
phir bhi na maane qaazi
ye zid na chhode
mere dil ko tode
ye banane na de meri salma ko meri dulhan
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye
meri jaan ka dushman haaye haaye
haaye haaye
ladka aur ladki raazi
phir bhi na maane qaazi
ye zid na chhode
mere dil ko tode
ye banane na de meri salma ko meri dulhan
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye
meri jaan ka dushman haay haay
haaye haaye

lakdi beche
aur na samjhe
haan lakdi beche
aur na samjhe
ladki ke armaanon ko
mota seth taraazu mein tole
taraazu mein tole
haan taraazu mein tole
chhote insaanon ko
ho jaaye buddha
kya ji
alla ko pyaara
waah ji
main kar lu shadi khaana aabaadi
sulajh jaaye pal mein meri barason ki ulajhan
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye
meri jaan ka dushaman haay haay
haaye haaye

dayya re dayya
iski chaal to dekho
waah re rang lagaaya
iske baal to dekho
arre jhoothe moote
iske daant to dekho

saathh baras ki umar mein aise chehra kisika khilta hai
sathh baras ki umar mein aise
haan chehra kisika khilta hai
hamko hai maaloom
kisi se
kisi se
kisi se
chhupkar ye bhi milta hai
main naam bataaun
na na na na na ji
tasveer bataaun
na ji na ji na ji
dar gaya vo kaise
baazaar mein aise
shareefon ko hum rusva nahin karte miyaan jumman
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye
meri jaan ka dushman haaye haaye
haaye haaye
ladka aur ladki raazi
phir bhi na maane qaazi
ye zid na chhode
mere dil ko tode
ye banane na de meri salma ko meri dulhan
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye

haay haay
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye
arre haay haay haay haay
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye
Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman haaye haaye


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 film Sant Janabai-49.

This was a film made by Prabhat Film Company, Poona. It was produced by S.(Saheb mama) Fattelal and it was directed by a Noted Marathi Director- Goving Ghanekar, who also directed one more Hindi film Shiv Leela-52. Both the films were Bilingual,made in Hindi and Marathi. The lyrics for the Hindi version were written by Pt.Narendra Sharma and the music was composed by Sudhir Phadke. The story of the film and the screenplay was by G.D.Madgulkar – a very famous Marathi writer and poet from Maharashtra. The cast of the film was Hansa Wadkar, Shakuntala, Ganesh Abhyankar, Gauri, Balakram, Javdekar, Kumar Ashok etc.

During the period 30s to mid 40s, Indian Film Industry was dominated by film production giants like New Theatres, Bombay Talkies, Ranjit, Prabhat and Wadia. Films were sold and seen just on the name of the film company. Diverse subjects were handled by these film makers and they contributed to maintaining Indian culture and traditions. This was the period when films with a message were made. Actors and directors had not yet become rule-makers. The studio system had a discipline.

However, after the second world war,lot of money came into the film line and slowly the priorities and values changed. Profits from the films became the major issue and this diverted most producers to make what they thought the audience wanted.The capable and talented film makers separated from their present organisations to have their own set ups. Actors no more stuck to any specific studio and ‘Free-lancing’ became the password. This also prompted the collapse of the studios. New Theatres, Bombay Talkies, Ranjit, Wadia and Prabhat not only split but also closed down, over a period, due to their own reasons.

Prabhat was no exception. It is popularly believed that when Shantaram left Prabhat, that was the point of its disintegration,but it is actually not so. Prabhat shifted from kolhapur to Poona in 1933 and that time all the Five partners had made a rule that in future, if any director/partner falls in love or has an affair with any of the staff members, he will have to leave Prabhat. ( This was initiated, because the Art Director Saheb mama Fattelal had married Gulab aka kamla Devi,an actress of Prabhat, in 1931.She is the same girl who bends backwards and blows the Tutari or Trombone, in Prabhat’s famous Logo) Under this rule, the first to go was Keshavrao Dhaiber, who fell in love with the heroine Nalini Tarkhad and married her in 1937. After his exit, in his place, Prabhat’s long time distributor Baburao Pai was appointed a Partner/Director.

V. Shantaram married Heroine Jaishree (Kamulkar) on 22-10-1941.He was continuously prodded to leave Prabhat. Finally he left and founded his own Rajkamal Kala Mandir. One more director V.Damle died in 1945. Prabhat started crumbling and after its last film Sant Janabai-1949, it stopped production. The studio and the properties were auctioned in 1952, and the company was officially closed on 13-10-1953.

Prabhat had made many films on Marathi saints like Sant Sakhu, Sant Tukaram, Sant Dnyaneshwar, Maya Machhindra, Dharmatma etc .Maharashtra had a rich tradition of Saints. During the period 13th Century to 17th Century, many saints guided the people of Maharashtra. Most saints of Maharashtra were from lower Castes, but they had followers in every section of the society, including Brahmins. There were saints like Namdev-Tailor, Tukaram-Vaishya, Pundalik-Varkari, Goroba-Potter, Janabai-Shudra, Kanhopatra- S.C., Sant Sena- Barber, Savata mali and Chokha Mela – Gardeners, Narhari-Goldsmith and many such more.

Almost every saint film brought in lot of profits to Prabhat. The most famous one was of course Sant Tukaram (Marathi)-1936, which brought money and fame. This film is taught in many Film courses all over the world even today.Its Hindi version came in 1948. No wonder the Prabhat chapter closed with a saint film- Sant Janabai-49.

The story of Janabai is intertwined with the story of Namdev, because Namdev had given her shelter in his home. So, Prabhat first wanted to make this film as a Sant Namdev film. Prabhat’s in house writer Shivram Vashikar wrote the story and Vasant painter was to direct the film. But the plan changed and film on Janabai’s name was decided. Now, G.D.Madgulkar, eminent writer and Poet of Marathi wrote the story. The director was also changed. Govind Ghanekar was the production chief in Prabhat. He was named as the director.Later, he directed and produced many famous and hit Marathi films in 50s and 60s. Earlier actor Ganesh Abhyankar aka Vivek was to become Namdev. In this film also he was retained as Namdev. This actor Vivek, in later years, became one of the most successful actors on Marathi screen. Films used to be sold on his name alone.

While shooting this film, there was a very touching but interesting incident. The last scene of the film Sant Janabai-49 was that Janabai is taken to the Gallows to be hanged on a false accusation of stealing gold ornaments of Lord Vitthal. The shooting was being done in a village near Kolhapur. The big procession of people was going with the handcuffed Janabai in the centre, chanting Vithal Vithal.The people also chanted and some were weeping and falling on her feet (for shooting purpose only). The villagers had gathered in huge numbers, to see the shooting.Many of them thought that this was all real. They too wept and fell on Janabai’s feet. The studio workers had a tough time to remove and restrain them during the shooting.

One name in the cast is that of Gauri. Her real name was Tanibai Dawari. In this film she played Namdev’s mother. She was with Prabhat since its inception and did small roles in silent films. She was totally illiterate and could not read or write. After the advent of the Talkie films, she continued doing small roles in Prabhat films. When film Sant Tukaram was being conceived, Shantaram started searching for an actress to do the role of Tukaram’s wife-Avali…who loved Tukaram but was sort of a shrew because she felt Vithoba bhakti was spoiling Tukaram. Suddenly Shantaram saw Gauri and he called her. Giving a copy of the script to her, he said,” you are selected to do the role of Avali. Now read the dialogues and be prepared.”

Gauri was stunned. She did not know how to react. She could not read. She was sure that now she will be exposed and removed from service, as Prabhat did not employ illiterate people. This was their rule for employment. She took the script and went out of the room. Music Director Keshavrao Bhole found her in a corner, weeping. When he enquired repeatedly, Gauri explained everything frankly. Bhole pacified her and said, ‘ Dont worry ‘. From that day onwards he taught Gauri reading and writing for 8 hours a day for 15 days. Being a sharp student Gauri picked it up very quickly, as it was a Do or Die status for her.

Her role in film Sant Tukaram was lauded by one and all. It was praised even in Venice festival. Prabhat gave her a special award also. Gauri continued with Prabhat till it was making films. Then she retired from films and settled in Poona, doing some household jobs for survival. Unfortunately the Panshet flood debacle in Poona in 1961, washed out everything she had. She returned to her hometown,Kagal,near Kolhapur. In 1964,a film on Tukaram ” Tuka zalase kalas” in Marathi was launched. Sulochana Latkar was to do the role of Tukaram’s wife, Avali. She wanted to take blessings from Gauri-the original Avali. Sulochana went to Kagal and took her blessings. She gave her a Sari and some money too. Soon after this, Gauri aka Tanibai Dawari died.

In spite of good direction, acting and good music by Sudhir Phadke, the film could not escape being the last stone on the samadhi of Prabhat and a Golden Chapter of Hindi cinema came to a close.

The Music Director Sudhir Phadke may not have been a notable composer in Hindi films,but he was a big gun in Marathi cinema. Sudhir Phadke ( July 25, 1919 – July 29, 2002) was an accomplished Marathi singer-composer. He was regarded as an icon of the Marathi film industry and Marathi Sugam Sangeet i.e. Bhavgeet (light music) for five decades. Apart from Marathi, Phadke sang and composed songs in several Hindi films as well. Phadke was affectionately known as Babuji (an honorary title given to respected gentlemen in India).

Sudhir Phadke was born in Kolhapur on July 25, 1919. His birth name was Ram Phadke, but he later changed his name to ‘Sudhir’ when he composed a song for HMV because he thought ‘Sudhir Phadke’ sounded more ‘weighty’. Phadke acquired his primary tutelage in vocal classical music from the late Vamanrao Padhye in Kolhapur. After beginning his career with HMV in 1941, he joined the Prabhat Film Company as music director in 1946. During his long career, he composed for many Marathi and Hindi films. He was also an immaculate playback singer. Phadke married his fellow singer Lalita Deulkar. Their son Shridhar Phadke (born 1951) is also a composer and singer.

Geet Ramayana, based on poet G D Madgulkar’s verses, is one of Phadke’s most popular works. The programme ran on All India Radio for a year, 1954-55. Stage performances of the program continue to draw huge crowds even today. Phadke set to music all 56 songs, and they were sung by different singers for radio (Manik Verma, Lata Mangeshkar, Phadke himself, Vasantrao Deshpande etc). All 56 songs were also recorded in Phadke’s own voice.
In last days of his life, Phadke was involved in producing a Hindi film on the life of the Indian freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The movie Veer Savarkar was funded by public donations. Sudhir Phadke last sang and composed music for this movie.
Phadke was connected with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for over 60 years. He was the main inspiration and founder member of India Heritage Foundation in the United States.

Sudhir Phadke gave music to 19 Hindi films from 1946 (Rukmini Swayamvar) to 1972 (Daraar). His famous film is Pehli Tarikh -54, in which he had composed the famous Kishore Kumar song- Din hai suhana aaj pehli tarikh hai. He also sang 14 songs in 9 Hindi films. A noteworthy fact about Sudhir Phadke is that during his peak period in Marathi films, he created a World Record. He teamed up with writer/poet G.D.Madgulkar (गदिमा , as he was known fondly in Maharashtra) and director Raja Paranjape. Together, as a team, they gave a total of 11 Hit films,in a row in 18 years- from 1948 to 1966 … a record for a Team.

The story of film Sant Janabai-49, adapted from aumamen.com is…

Jana, a little girl whose mother before dying told her to go to Pandharpur where she will be protected by Lord Vitthal, A merchant who is the father of Sant Namdev accidentally steps on Jana’s hand and asks for her forgiveness. He asks what she was doing in the temple alone, she tells him her story, being a good devotee of Vitthal he adopts her.

Little Namdev likes her from the instant he sees her and accepts her as his elder sister with joy. But the mother of Namdev wasn’t too happy with another person being in the family, but later she too melts to the love and simplicity of the little girl who would become a great saint as we know today.

Jana was assigned the work of washing the clothes by Namdev’s mother. Jana and Namdev hear a group of pilgrims singing in praise of Lord Vitthal and they start singing and dancing. Children in the group who are very thirsty run to Janabai to beg for water from her. “There are many wells in the village, go get your own water” says Namdev. “But we are outcastes, nobody gives us water” says the one of the pilgrims.

Janabai pours them water from her pot, the satisfied devotees bless her for giving them water to drink. She gets scolded and beaten by Namdev’s mother for her act of charity towards the outcastes, which was considered a terrible thing during those times.

Namdev being a very devotional man, always sings and dances and forgets the duties of an householder. Janabai works hard for the food of Namdev’s family (wife and two children). Janabai prays to Vitthal for the food, when Vitthal gives her food she only takes what she needed for a day or two.

Namdev had a big debt to be settled, but he was on a pilgrimage to North India. the wealthy man who had lent him money decides to take Namdev’s property into possession. Jana pleads with him and agrees that she would pay all the money back. Jana works night and day to gather the money she needed.

One night she was very tired and falls asleep while working, but when she wakes up she sees a blanket on her and also sees that the work has been finished. Next night she pretends to be sleeping so that she could catch the person who did it. As soon as she sleeps she sees Lord Vitthal appear and do her work for her.

She catches him while working, from then on Lord Vitthal helps her in her work, he sings for her. He fetches water for her and does many things around

One day Lord Vitthal feels very tired, seeing that Jana puts him to sleep. In the morning when he wakes up, he walks back to the temple with the blanket around his body, his ornament falls from his neck and falls on the floor of Janabai’s house.

In the morning when priests see the statue of Lord Vitthal they come to the conclusion that somebody must have stolen the ornament of Lord. They see a blanket nearby and assume it must belong to the thief. They start questioning everyone to find out to whom that belonged.

Janabai tells them that it belonged to her, priests search her house and when they find the ornament they accuse her of the theft, she tells them that the Lord was sleeping in her house yesterday and he must have left the ornament. People laugh at her, and thinking of her to be a liar, they decide to hang her to death.

They march her on streets, and just before the time to kill her, she prays to Lord Vitthal and he appears.

(Information from book “Santpatanchi Santwani” ( संतपटांची संतवाणी )by Isak Mujawar, sites last.fm, MuVyz,wiki, HFGK and my notes has been used herein, with thanks.)


Song-Ram ras barse re bhai (Sant Janabai)( 1949) Singer-Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke
Chorus

Lyrics

Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

daaku bhi harinaam kare
kyun tarse re bhai
arre kyun tarse se bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

nirbal ke bal Ram hamaare
garveele Ravan maare
ho garveele Ravan maare
gautam naari shilaa bechaari
charanan se Raghav taare
charanan se Raghav taare
khaaye jhoothe ber
ho khaaye jhoothhe ber
shabar ke kar se re bhai
shabar ke kar se re bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

??
dhanush tod jeeti seeta
ho dhanush tod jeeti seeta
mohan ko ye ardh na roye
hari ne rach daayi geeta
hari ne rach daayi geeta
chamke chakr sudarshan
manuwa harshe re bhai
o manuwa harshe re bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

soory vansh jab ??
ho ho ho ho
soory vansh jab ??
gwaal baal ke sang khela
ho gwaal baal ke sang khela

pandurang peetaambhar dhaari
pandharpur prabhu ka mela
pandharpur prabhu ka mela
mukh se bolo Ram
ho
mukh se bolo Ram
kaho to ham sab se bhai
kaho to ham sab se bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram wahi jo ghat ghat ramta re ae
Ram wahi jo ghat ghat ramta
?? ko ek hari
?? ko ek hari
Ram Shyam mein sab Narayan
peer deen ki door kare
peer deen ki door kare

jaise man ke saath
ho jaise man ke saath
jaise hari darse re bhai
jaise hari darse re bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

daaku bhi hari naam kare kyun
tarse re bhai
arre kyun tarse re bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
hari sharnam


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.

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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 86 # Asha Bhonsle – Happy 86th birth anniversary#
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Yesterday 8th September 2019 was the eighty-sixth birth anniversary (born on 08th Sep’1933) of the legendary singer Asha Bhonsle.

We are all aware of the greatness and versatility of this voice and cannot imagine our HFM (for me Marathi film music too) without her voice. She has been ruling the hearts over seven decades or more than that now…

I am not going into the details of her biography, famous songs, popular songs, awards etc etc because her name itself speaks for the ‘greatness’ and her ‘epic’ journey in our film industry and the name itself carries such a vastness in it that one can only imagine the efforts one have to put in writing about her journey in HFM. And that is why I salute to all the authors who have written the various books on her.

She has come a long way and immortalized herself in the Hindi Film music with her singing. We have been reading about her initial struggle and competition with other singers including her own sister the great legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. But Asha Bhonsle carved out a special place for her and remain favorites of many music lovers.

Her popularity keeps increasing and was always increasing in other countries too. And how popular she was in other countries than India, I came to know while I was once travelling in a UAE based airlines from Abu Dhabi to Ahmedabad. In the flight ‘entertainment box’ when I was looking for various Hindi film audios to listen during the travel, I came across a compilation of Asha Bhonsle containing almost fifty songs starting from ‘Mr John ya Baba Khan’ to the very latest song, I think, from ‘Begum Jaan (2017)’. Her introduction was given very aptly mentioning her as the ‘true Queen of Melody’ and her seven decades long career in Bollywood and singing film and non-film songs and songs in many languages too. (I do not remember the exact words now, but it was very well mentioning of her great achievements in that brief intro).
Then there were compilations of other Indian singers too like Mohd Rafi, Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal, and Lata Mangeshkar. (I think Kishore Kumar’s songs were not there and songs from Yesudas and S.P. Balasubramaniam were in regional languages of India).

But the interesting thing that surprised me was when I read the intro given for Lata Mangeshkar. She was mentioned as the ‘another giant singer in Bollywood and sister of the great Asha Bhonsle’ :). And like other singers (that I mentioned above) the quantity of songs included for Lata Mangeshkar too was around 20-25 songs only.

One can understand my feelings, as an Indian, when I read that intro and the thoughts going through my mind. Well, nothing wrong in that if we see the other point of view, and for us both of them will remain ‘great and immortal’ always forever.

And, I think today’s song is a befitting song for the occasion of the 86th birth anniversary of Asha Bhonsle. This song epitomises much of what she is known for.

The song is from the movie ‘Koraa Badan-1974’ directed by B.S. Shad for ‘Brar Productions, Bombay’ and was a ‘social movie’ (passed by Censor Board with ‘A’ certificate).

It had Reeta Anchan, Harinder, Bindu, Jayshree T., Paintal, Montu, Rajan Haksar, Shera, Yash Sharma, Prakash Ved, Meher Mittal, Vijay Tandon.
Also, it had Sunil Dutt, Mala Sinha, Dev Kumar, Subhash Ghai, Shobhna in ‘Special appearances.

This movie had six songs penned by Babu Singh Maan (three songs), Kashmir Qadar (two songs) and Mahendra Dehalvi (one song).
Songs for this movie were composed by Vedpal Verma, and Shruti, Kant Verma and Ajay Kumar were his assistants.
Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Krishna Bose and Manhar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.
Background music for this movie was given by Mohammad Shafi.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.03.1974 with restricted viewing for ‘Adults’ only.
(It seems that there was another movie with the same title in ‘2003’, and the online videos of this 2003 movie is available which is wrongly described as movie of 1974.

Today’s song is written by Mahendra Dehalvi and composed by Vedpal Verma. On screen it is performed by Jayshree T., and sung by Asha Bhonsle.

When I initially shared this song in 2013 (on 08.06.2013) the video of this song was available and the link no longer exists
However, audio of this song is available. (there is a little difference in lyrics in the video and the audio of the songs i.e. only for repeating of the same lines in ‘antara’ and the ‘mukhda’ at the end of the song.
The lyrics given are as per audio link available and I have keep the ‘mukhda’ at the end of the song as per the video link).

let us now enjoy this song …

With today’s song the movie ‘Koraa Badan-1974’ makes its debut on the blog.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Audio

Song-Zindagi zindadili ka naam hai (Kora Badan)(1974) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Mahendra Dehalvi, MD-Vedpal Verma

Lyrics

Zindagi
Aha zindagi ee
Ho Zindagi
Zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ka zehar bhi pee le tu u
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi ee

Ya aa yaara yaara yaara ya
Yaara aa
Yaara aa

Narm honthhon ke
Surkh paimaane
Pee le pee le tu u
Aaj deewaane ae
Narm honthhon ke ae ae
surkh paimaane ae
Pee le pee le tu
aaj deewaane ae
Mastiyon mein doob ja re
Bekhudi ka le mazaa re
Zindagi
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ka zehar bhi pee le tu u
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi ee

Ya aa yaara yaara yaara ya aa
Ya aa yaara yaara yaara yaa yaa
Yaara aa
Yaara aa

Chaar din ke hain
Gham ke ye baadal
Waqt badlegaa aa
aaj nahin to kal
Chaar din ke hain
gham ke ye baadal
Waqt badlegaa aa
aaj nahin to kal
Husn ki baahon mein aaja
Pyaar ki raahon mein aaja
Zindagi
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai

Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ke zaher bhi pee le tu
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Prrovided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ज़िन्दगी
आहा ज़िन्दगी ई
हो ज़िन्दगी
ज़िंदा दिली का नाम है
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
जीना है तो हंस के जी ले तू
प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू ऊ
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

या आ
यारा यारा यारा या
यारा आ
यारा आ

नर्म होंठों के
सुर्ख पैमाने
पी ले पी ले तू ऊ
आज दीवाने ए
नर्म होंठों के
सुर्ख पैमाने ए
पी ले पी ले तू
आज दीवाने ए
मस्तियों में डूब जा रे
बेखुदी का ले मज़ा रे
ज़िन्दगी
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
जीना है तो हंस के जी ले तू
प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू ऊ
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

या आ
यारा यारा यारा या आ
या आ
यारा यारा यारा या या
यारा आ
यारा आ

चार दिन के हैं
ग़म के ये बादल
वक़्त बदलेगा आ आज नहीं तो कल
चार दिन के हैं ए
ग़म के ये बादल
वक़्त बदलेगा आ आज नहीं तो कल
हुस्न की बाहों में आजा
प्यार की राहों में आजा
ज़िन्दगी
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है

प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई


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Blog Day : 4069 Post No. : 15206

Today (8 september 2019) is the birth anniversary of Bhupen Hazarika (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011).

It is appropriate that we honour him in the blog with a song. Lyrics of the song (sent by Avinash Scrapwala) is there with me. When I listened to the song, I wanted to listen to the original Assamese song. That opened a Pandora’s box. I discovered such a goldmine of information about Bhupen Hazarika, Assam, Assamese culture and History etc that it became a case of information overload for me. Now I have so much information to discuss that I do not known where to begin.

The thought that immediately came to my mind is whether Bhupen Hazarika has got his due recognition. The answer is, yes, belatedly, but his contribution has been recognised and he received Bharat Ratna this year in 2019. A posthumous recognition, and a richly deserved one.

The contribution of Bhupen Hazarika in putting North East part of India in general and Assam in particular and bringing its rich culture to the notice of outsiders is immense.

He began very young and visited all over the world and became a truly cosmopolitan Indian. And he never forgot his roots !

Assam and North East is a remote part of India, and it was considered a “punishment” post for Indians living in other parts of the country. That was mainly because this part of the country was neglected and underdeveloped. The aspirations and feelings of this part of the country were not properly addressed. This led to feeling of alienation and led to separatist movements and militancy.

I had the experience of being posted in this “punishment” posting area from 2000 to 2003. These three years helped me understand Assam and North East first hand by interacting with the natives of the region. And I realised how their hopes, aspirations, demands etc were falling into deaf ears for decades.

Now, for the last few years, attempts has been made to make the people of north East region feel like every one else. The infrastructure works that were languishing for decades have been fast tracked. In 2000, I was posted in Lumding division. The MG line from Lumding to Badarpur and beyond in South Assam was planned for BG conversion but the progress was abysmally slow. During the last few years, this project was fast tracked and now we finally have BG line between Lumding and South Assam. A travel between Silchar to Lumding, which took 12 hours now takes five hours. This remote area now feels more mainstream with rest of Assam. Assam itself now feels more mainstream in India than ever before.

In the past, roads and bridges would not be constructed in border areas because China used to object. Now the government ignores such Chinese protests and goes ahead with the construction work. That is how the long pending demands of Assam and North East were met. Bogibeel Bridge, which was a demand since 1985, in the agreement signed between AASU and Indian Government was gathering dust for decades before this bridge finally got constructed and inaugurated in 2019. One year ago, another bridge (which too was not getting constructed in the past because of Chinese protests) got finished and was inaugurated. This bridge over river Lohit, connecting Dhola and Sadia ( the longest road bridge in India), was very appropriately named as Bhupen Hazarika Bridge.

At a time when North East felt alienated from rest of India, it was people like Bhupen Hazarika who kept their morale high and kept their hopes alive, and kept their faith in India intact.

Not just India, even the neighboring Bangladesh regards him highly. His iconic Assamese folk song Manush Manusher Jonno (Humans are for humanity) was chosen to be the second most favourite number after the National anthem of Bangladesh, in a Bangladeshi opinion poll.

Many of his Assamese songs became known all over India after their Hindi versions were made. One such album of his songs was “Main aur Mera Saaya”(1993). Here, Gulzar translated some of Bhupen Hazarika’s iconic Assamese songs into Hindi.

These Hindi songs became so popular that they are sung all over India by artists and they are performed by school children in their cultural programmes.

Here is the song “Ek Kali Do Pattiyaan” from this album. Bhupen Hazarika had sung this song originally in Assamese as “Eti Kuhi Duti Paat”. This song has subseuently been sung by many other artists, in Assamese as well as Hindi, and I guess in other languages as well.

Here is this goose bump inducing folk song from Assam, beautifully translated into Hindi by Gulzar. The song is sung and composed by Bhupen Hazarika.

As mentioned above, the lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Ek kali do pattiyaan (Bhupen Hazarika NFS)(1993) Singer-Bhupen Hazarika, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Bhupen Hazarika

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein
ho oEk kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein

Khul ke khilkhilaati
Saawan barsaati
Hans rahi hai kaun ye
Mogre jagaati
Ho mogre jagaati
Khul ke khilkhilaati
Saawan barsaati
Hans rahi hai kaun ye
Mogre jagaati
Ho mogre jagaati
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein ae

Jugnu aur Lachhmi ki
Lagan aisi aayee
Daali daali jhoomi leke angdaayee
O Leke angdaayee
Jugnu aur Lachhmi ki
Lagan aisi aayee
Daali daali jhoomi leke angdaayee
O Leke angdaayee
O o
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein ae

Jugnu aur Lachhmi ki
Preet rang laayee
Nanhi si ek munni si
Chuppi jagmagaaee
O Chuppi jagmagaaee
Jugnu aur Lachhmi ki
Preet rang layee
Nanhi si ek munni si
Chuppi jagmagaaee
O Chuppi jagmagaaee
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein ae

Ek kali do pattiyaan aa aan
Khilne bhi naa paayee thhi ee ee
Todne us baageeche mein
Daanav aaya re
Ho o daanav aaya re
Daanav ki parchhaayee mein
Kaanp rahi thhi pattiyaan
Bujhne lagi maasoom kali
Daanav ki parchhaayee mein
Daanav ki parchhaayee mein

Saaye se bedaar huye
Tambaran si baahon ke
Saaye se bedaar huye
Tambaran si baahon ke

Dhol maadal bajne lage
Maadal aise baaje re
Lakhon milke naache re
Aaya ek toofaan naya
Daanav dar ke bhaag gaya
Maadal aise garja re
Daanav dar ke bhaga re
Daanav dar ke bhaga

Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein
Ratanpur baageeche mein
Ho Ratanpur baageeche mein

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में
हो एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में

खुल के खिलखिलाती
सावन बरसाती
हंस रही है कौन ये
मोगरे जगाती
हो मोगरे जगाती
खुल के खिलखिलाती
सावन बरसाती
हंस रही है कौन ये
मोगरे जगाती
हो मोगरे जगाती
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में ए

जुगनू और लछमी की
लगन ऐसी आयी
डाली डाली झूमी ले के अंगडाई
ओ ले के अंगडाई
जुगनू और लछमी की
लगन ऐसी आयी
डाली डाली झूमी ले के अंगडाई
ओ ले के अंगडाई
हो ओ ओ
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में ए

जुगनू और लछमी की
प्रीत रंग लाई
नन्ही सी एक मुन्नी सी
चुप्पी जगमगाई
ओ चुप्पी जगमगाई
जुगनू और लछमी की
प्रीत रंग लाई
नन्ही सी एक मुन्नी सी
चुप्पी जगमगाई
ओ चुप्पी जगमगाई
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में

एक कली दो पत्तियाँ आ आँ
खिलने भी ना पायी थी ई
तोड़ने उस बागीचे में
दानव आया रे
हो ओ दानव आया रे
दानव की परछाई में
काँप रही थी पत्तियाँ आँ
बुझने लगी मासूम कली
दानव की परछाई में ए
दानव की परछाई में

साए से बेदार हुए
ताम्बरन सी बाहों के
साए से बेदार हुए
ताम्बरन सी बाहों के

ढोल मादल बजने लगे
मादल ऐसे बाजे रे
लाखों मिलके नाचे रे
आया एक तूफान नया
दानव डर के भाग गया
मादल ऐसे गरजा रे
दानव डर के भागा
रे दानव डर के भागा

एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में ए
रतनपुर बागीचे में
हो ओ रतनपुर बागीचे में


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Blog Day :

4069 Post No. : 15205 Movie Count :

4179

Hullo to Atuldom

Today I have a very difficult task. The task of selecting one song from a possible 5251 (7874-2623 as per the stats page of the blog) is almost like needle in a hay stack. And there will be at least a few thousand popular songs in this 5k of which many will fall in the category of “How come…?”. Some may lead to their movies getting Yyippeeeed and some may introduce a new movie onto the blog.

I never added any criteria for the song selection as I had so many songs of this singer, running through my head. Over the last few days I had heard many songs of this artist and found that most of them are yet to appear on the blog. It doesn’t help matters that she has been around since 1948 – just about 71 years of work to choose from. 71 years of work means singing for all the females who have ever graced the Bollywood firmament, of course excluding the ladies of the silent era. I thought I will take the easy way out and try and find the first ever Bollywood song recorded by her for Hansraj Behl in 1948. But, if only, life was that easy!!!! 🙂

Just then, as if Godsend, my daughter called me for getting some clarification and as soon as we finished her work with me, I told her what I was up to, and we went into overdrive about the song selection. She on her part suggested a few songs which both of us love and have music cassettes of, but I shot them down as they were non-filmy. I had my reasons for shooting them down- when there are so many movie songs left why go for non- film songs. We still have years to go before we run out of film songs. Then, after a lot of brain-storming with my dear Peevesie, I zeroed in on a song written by Gulzar.

What is unusual about this song? For one, it is one of the rare occasions where Anu Malik has given music for an album with songs written by Gulzar. This album has songs sung by Asha Bhonsle, K.S. Chitra, Jaspinder Narula, Roop Kumar Rathod, Palash Sen and KK. All the songs of the movie were well received. But the track by our birthday girl was a huge hit. I am talking of the songs from Meghna Gulzar’s directorial debut “Filhaal” of 2002. Meghna, as is well known, is the daughter of Rakhee and Gulzar. She started out her career as a free-lance writer, going on to assist Saeed Akhtar Mirza and her father before going on to direct “Filhaal”. It was not an unusual story but was handled differently.

The movie had Sushmita Sen and Tabu – as stars of commercial value and Dr. Palash Sen and Sanjay Suri as the male actors. The ladies are long-time friends but differ in their dreams and aspiration. They are different where settling into family is concerned but when one of them (Sushmita) has a problem in her family life, as she cannot conceive, the other (Tabu) steps in to be a surrogate mother to her friend’s child. Then differences crop up between the friends as the pregnancy progresses and how they resolve all the confusion forms the gist of the movie. It was critically appreciated but I am unaware of its commercial status.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. I hope all the readers had guessed that I want to wish our Ashaji a lot of health and good times and hope to hear more of her songs.

P.S.: Hope people have noted that I have exercised restraint and not mentioned about her lineage, family, her most popular songs and my favourite Asha Bhonsle song. Only I know how difficult it was not to mention songs. 🙂


Song-Ae zindagi ye lamha jee lene de (Filhaal)(2002) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

ae zindagi
yeh lamha jee lene de
ho o o o
pehle se likha
kuchh bhee nahin
roz naya kuchh
likhti hai tu
jo bhee likha hai
dil se jiya hai
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

maasoom si haseen bewajah hee kabhi
honthon pe khil jaati hai
anjaan si khushi
behti huyi kabhi
saahil pe mil jaati hai
ye anjaana sa darr
ajnabi hai magar
khoobsoorat hai jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

dil hi mein rehta hai
aankhon mein behta hai
kachcha sa ik khwaab hai
lagta sawaal hai
shaayad jawaab hai
dil phir bhi betaab hai
ye sukoon hai toh hai
ye junoon hai toh hai
khoobsoorat hai jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

ho o o pehle se likha kuchh bhi nahin
roz naya kuchh
ho o o likhti hai tu
jo bhi likha hai
dil se jiya hai
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de


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Blog Day : 4068 Post No. : 15204

“Kavi”(1954) was directed by Debki Bose for sunrise Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Bali, Nalini Jaywant, Chandrashekhar, B M Vyas, Jankidas, Om Prakash etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Four songs have been discussed in the blog in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Kavi”(1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Talat Mehmood. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of the song is available. Talat Mehmood was the main male playback singer in the movie whereas Bharat Bhushan was the lead actor of the movie. So it can be guessed that the song was picturised on Bharat Bhushan. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Teri ik ik ada jhoothhi (Kavita)(1954) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

teri ik ik adaa jhoothi
wafaa jhoothi hayaa jhoothi
chalegi ae haseenaa kab talaq
aakhir hawaa jhoothi

maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai
tujh mein khushbu dhoondh rahi hai
tujh mein khushbu dhoondh rahi hai
ye duniyaa ki bhool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai

tujhe dekh ke laakh bujhaa le
pyaas koi ankhiyan ki ee
tujhe dekh ke laakh bujhaa le
pyaas koi ankhiyan ki
binaa baas kaa phool banegaa
kyaa shobhaa bagiyan ki
daal kaa phool chadhe mandir mein
daal kaa phool chadhe mandir mein
tu raste ki dhool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai

binaa jyot kaa deepak hai tu
binaa tel ki baati ee
binaa jyot kaa deepak hai tu
binaa tel ki baati
jab tan ujlaa aur man kaalaa
phir kaahe itraati
shabnam khud ko saagar samjhe
shabnam khud ko saagar samjhe
ye shabnam ki bhool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai

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