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


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 :

4485 Post No. : 16001

Today’s song is from the film Bhaichara aka Fraternity aka Brotherhood-1943. It was produced by Unity Productions, Calcutta and was directed by a veteran of Silent films- G.K.Mehta.

Gopal Krishna or G.K.Mehta was born on 18-7-1899 and he joined the film industry in 1920. He slogged in the film companies doing odd jobs and finally started directing films from 1928 onwards. By 1931, the Talkie had started and Mehta, after 15 silent films to his credit, directed his first Talkie film-” Chirag E Husn”-1935. Then came Ghazi Diler-36, Toofani khazana-37, Prem samadhi-38, Master Man-38, Juwari-39 and his last film was Bhaichara-1943. He directed Leela Chitnis in film Master man-38, Jairaj and Nirmala in Juwari-39Bharat Bhushan in his second film in Bhaichara-43. Like many other silent film stalwarts like R S Chaudhuri (8-6-1903 to 22-8-1972) with 15 silent and 14 Talkie films, G K Mehta also disappeared without a trace.

This social film had music by Himangshu Dutt – a name not heard by most people in Hindi, but in Bangla films he was a highly respected music composer. Songs composed by him in the early 40s were sung not only by singers of that generation, but also by the younger generations. Due to his early death and a busy schedule in Bangla cinema and Non film music, he was not able to benefit the Hindi audience of the rest of India. He was so popular and respected that he was awarded the first ever award of ” Sur Sagar ” by the people of Dhaka. After him,only singer Jaganmoy Mitra aka Jagmohan was the only person who was awarded the title of “Sursagar “. Jagmohan sang for Dutt’s Bangla films regularly. After Dutt was gone in 1944, Jagmohan sang his Non film songs also. As per HFGK, Himangshu Dutt gave music for only 2 Hindi films – Bhakt Kabir and Bhaichara-43. For both films, Jagmohan sang 2 songs each.

The cast of the film was Bharat Bhushan, Veena Kumari, isabela, Beena Pal,Sunetra, Ansari,Hadi,Himmat Rai etc etc. One name in the cast is VEENA KUMARI. Now this is a name causing ” Same Name Confusion.” In my book, released in 2018, I had clarified about 56 artistes coming under the SNC category. In the last one and half year I have discussed 14 more such new artistes and including today’s case, there will be 16 artistes. The total comes to 72 and surprisingly there are 36 Males and 36 female artistes in this group, so far. However, I feel, as the time passes by, there are still few more cases yet to come to light and that, finally in this, the females will outnumber the males in numbers.

One of the reasons for this could be that in the early era, actresses came from Muslim Tawayef families or even poor families. In such families, the girls’ names were pretty common – like Nurjahan, Zubeida, Khurshid, Naseem, Zohra or Shameem etc. Those who came first in films kept their original names, others had to change their names. But even then, the limited stock of names created problems. For example, one Khursheed Akhtar changed her name to Shyama and the other changed her name to Anuradha, but there were already 2 Shyamas working in films. One more example was today’s case. Originally Nurjahan, changed name to Veena Kumari, but there was another Veena working in films.

The trouble with same names is when you want to write about them, their Filmography is mixed up. Secondly, most sites, blogs and Fb pages invariably mix up even their Bio data, in addition to Filmography. My B.P. goes up when I see this . Whenever possible, I try to give explanations to make corrections, but every time it is not possible. Further they quote from sites like Wiki and IMDB, who are the major culprits in creating, sustaining and nurturing the same name confusions.

Anyway, let us now see who this Veena Kumari was. Her original name was Nurjahan. Her father was a landlord in Lucknow. She was born in 1916. As per customs of those times, she never went to school, but being well to do, got private tutors and she learnt Urdu and English sufficiently to read and speak. She was a typical good looking girl. She was very fond of seeing silent films, with her father. When the Talkie films started, her interest grew much more and she decided to join films. She was a natural good singer too and this helped her get into films.

Her first film was Inteqam-33, where she worked without any fees. Here she was credited with her real name Nurjahan. In the 1939 film Swastik, made by Mohan Pictures, she became Veena kumari-heroine of Jeevan. She continued working in films like Radhika,Asra and Kasauti- all 1941, Gharib and Zevar in 42, Pratigya, Bhaichara,Masterjee and Chiragh in 43, Mujrim-44, Gunjan and Shauhar in 48. Shauhar was made by her own banner-Dil-Sitan arts. The film was directed by her. Her last film was Basera-50. She sang 22 songs in 7 films. She was quite good at singing. When you hear her songs, you will agree with me.

Now let us see what proves they were 2 different persons. Firstly, Veena kumari started her career much earlier than Veena. Secondly, Veena started acting in Punjabi films in 1941 only and then came to Bombay for films Yaad-42, Najma-43,Rajputani-44, Humayun-45 etc. Thirdly, Veena kumari was a B grade actress and her films were made by smaller banners, whereas, from the beginning, Veena was in the Big league of Mazhar khan, Ranjit, Mehboob, Kardar, K.Asif, Minerva etc. Fourthly, Veena kumari stopped working in 1950, while Veena continued till 1983. The most important point was, Veena could not sing, whereas Veena kumari sang 22 songs in 7 films. All this clearly separates them as different actresses.

Veena acted in about 100 films in her 40 years’ career. Her Biodata is available freely on the Internet as well as on this Blog. So much for the Same Name Confusion in this case.

The hero of the film Bhaichara was Bharat Bhooshan, who was a good looking hero, but acting wise, he was similar to his other clones like Anil Dhawan, Karan Dewan and Pradeep kumar. All of them were good looking but very weak in acting. These Heroes got many films, good heroines and popular songs to sing on screen, as long as their luck favoured them. Once their luck-quota exhausted, they fell on bad days and suffered a bad end too. It is said that Bharat Bhooshan, in his bad days, had to work as a Watchman in a film studio.

Bharat Bhushan (14 June 1920 – 27 January 1992) was an Indian actor in Hindi language films, script writer and producer, who is best remembered for playing Baiju Bawra in the 1952 film of the same name .He was born in Meerut, and brought up in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Bharat Bhushan was born on 14 June 1920 in a Vaishya (Baniya) family at Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
His father, Raibahadur Motilal, was the government pleader of Meerut. His mother died when he was two years old. His elder brother was film producer Ramesh Chandra, who owned the Ideal Studio at Lucknow. The brothers left for Aligarh to stay with their grandfather after their mother’s death. He did his studies and earned a graduate degree from Dharam Samaj College, Aligarh. After this he took to acting against his father’s wishes. He first went to Calcutta to join cinema and later established himself in Bombay.

He married into a prominent family in Meerut, Zamindar Raibahadur Budha Prakash’s daughter Sarla. They had two daughters, Anuradha and Aparajitha. Anuradha had polio-associated complications. His other daughter Apararith played the role of Mandodari in the famous TV show Ramanand Sagar’s famous serial Ramayan. In an interview, Aparajita had said that after the sudden demise of her husband, she turned to acting. Aparajita has done more than 50 films in her career. Bhushan’s wife Sarla died of labour complications after delivering their second child in the early 1960s, soon after the release of film Barsaat Ki Raat. In 1967, he married actress Ratna, his co-star in the same film.

Bhushan owned bungalows in Bandra, Bombay and other areas. He was an avid reader and boasted of his collection of books, which he had to sell off like his cars and bungalows in bad times, after he turned co-producer on the ploddings of his brother. Only a few of his films were successes and unfortunately, the rest flopped. He died after he escaped his financial crisis, on 27 January 1992.

He made his debut with the Kidar Sharma hit Chitralekha (1941). However, he struggled for over a decade to make a mark in Hindi movies till Baiju Bawra (1952), which gave him instant stardom and legendary status along with Mohammad Rafi, Meena Kumari and Naushad Ali. Though a very talented actor and a prominent star of the 1950s and 1960s in Hindi language films, he often took on roles of tragic musicians in the movies. Films in which he starred as lead actor include Basant Bahar.

“He portrays historical and mythological characters the best in Hindi movies,” states contemporary actor-producer Chandrashekar. He wrote scripts and stories for Barsat Ki Raat, Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal, Basant Bahar, Dooj Ka Chand, etc. He was the producer of Dooj Ka Chand. His brother R. Chandra made many films such as Bebus, Minar, and Basant Bahar.

He was the recipient of the second Filmfare best actor award for the film Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in 1954. Most of the great songs of major singers of that period such as Rafi, Manna Dey, Talat, and Mukesh were pictured on him. He was the first chocolate-faced good-looking star of Hindi films. He was one of the few actors who had a good sense of music, so most music-based movies were made with him in lead roles in the 1950s and 1960s.

He acted in Hindi language movies until the 1990s.he acted in 211 Hindi films,in all. His last film was Maachis-1996. He is still loved and revered by the Indians for the great movies and great songs that he gave in spite of personal tragedies and stiff competition from his contemporaries. He is considered to be one of the greatest stars and legends of Hindi cinema. (Thanks to wikipedia for some information.)

Let us now listen to the sweet voice of the great Jagmohan in this second song of this film on the Blog….


Song- Vaada na mera toote (Bhaaichaara)(1943) Singer- Jagmohan Sursagar, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Himangshu Dutt Sursagar

Lyrics

Vaada na mera toote ae
waah duniya
duniya badal jaaye
jaaye
Vaada na mera toote ae
waah duniya
duniya badal jaaye
jaaye

main khoon se seenchoonga
khoon se seechoonga
?? phool ye khil jaaye
jaaye
Vaada na mera toote ae
waah duniya
duniya badal jaaye
jaaye

hasti ko mita dena aa
jeene ka saleeka hai ae
hasti ko mita dena
jeene ka saleeka hai
ubhrega wahi daana
ubhrega wahi daana
mitti mein jo mil jaaye
jaaye
Vaada na mera toote ae
waah duniya
duniya badal jaaye
jaaye

phoolon ke pujaari hain
kaanton se nahin darte ae
phoolon ke pujaari hain
kaanton se nahin darte ae
?? jaan rahe tan mein
jaan rahe tan mein
?? jaan nikal jaaye
jaaye
Vaada na mera toote ae
waah duniya
duniya badal jaaye
jaaye
Vaada na mera toote ae


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This article is the 16000th post in the blog.

Blog Day :

4484 Post No. : 16000 Movie Count :

4382

This blog regularly clocks centuries of songs. So it follows that the blog clocks thousand songs too after every ten centuries.

The blog has seen 15 instances of thousandth posts so far.

These were special occasions when special writeups are presented with special songs.

It is interesting to look back at the 15 instances of thousandth posts in the blog. Here are their details:-

Post number Date of posting Song Movie (year) Blog day Days taken for the thousandth post
1000 30 march 2009 Piya ham saat mulk ka paani Lootmaar (1980) 255 days 255 days
2000 27 September 2009 Dhakdhak karti chali jeewan ki rail re Dilruba (1950) 436 days 181 days
3000 20 september 2010 Maa mujhe apne aanchal mein chhupa le Chhota Bhai (1966) 794 days 358 days
4000 13 june 2011 Kya se kya ho gaya bewafa tere pyaar mein Guide (1965) 1060 days 266 days
5000 13 nov 2011 Hamen to loot liya mil ke husn waalon ne Al Hilal (1957) 1213 153 days
6000 23 May 2012 Geet kitne gaa chuki hoon Asha Bhonsle NFS 1405 days 192 days
7000 13 Nov 2012 Falak se utre zameen pe taare Rafi NFS 1579 days 174 days
8000 28 april 2013 Beautiful baby of Bombay Ek Phool Chaar Kaante (1960) 1745 days 166 days
9000 13 November 2013 Ankhiyaan sang ankhiyaan laagi aaj Bada Aadmi (1961) 1944 days 199 days
10000 20 July 2014 Phul rahin belariyaan dole Trapped (1931) 2193 days 249 days
11000 31 March 2015 Kaam ki dhun mein hain rawaan Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiyaan(1962) 2447 days 254 days
12000 20 April 2016 Door desh se aane waale Gaja Bhau(1943) 2833 days 386 days
13000 4 March 2017 Dil tumse lagaaya kyun hamne Captain Aazaad (1964) 3151 days 318 days
14000 1 February 2018 Khayyam hai Allah waala Omar Khayyam (1946) 3485 days 334 days
15000 21 April 2019 Deepak jo gaaye so paaye gyaan dhyaan Sahhanshah Akbar (1943) 3929 days 444 days
16000 26 october 2020 4484 days 555 days

We can see from the above that there has been at least one Thousandth song post every year from 2009 onwards. 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 saw two such posts, which means that the blog added nearly 2000 songs in these years.

All these songs were very very special songs in one way or the other. Some songs were iconic songs, some extremely rare, while some were popular in their times but had been forgotten with passage of time.

Some of these posts combined other major blog landmarks. For instance song post number 3000, a popular song, was Lata Mangeshkar’s 1000th post in the blog. Song post number 4000 , a popular songwas Rafi’s 1000th. 6000th post, a non film song was Asha Bhonsle’s 1000th post in the blog.

The 5000th song post, recognised Bulo C Rani, the less known music director of this iconic qawwaali, who completed his century in the blog with this song.

In the earlier days of the blog, regulars would eagerly look forward to the thousandth post and would try to guess the song. In some cases, for instance the 5000th post, people successfully guessed the song because we were posting far too many Bulo C Rani compositions in the blog those days to take him to his hundredth song in the blog. 🙂

Who could forget the leadup to the ten thousandth song in the blog ! Regulars, on those pre whatsapp days were keeping in touch with each other on e mail, sharing messages like, one more song posted, three to go. What song it is going to be, etc. The excitement, the eager anticipation, and finally the song getting posted, and the comments on the song post- those were heady days for the blog. Those who were part of those exciting days still fondly remember those days.

One can notice that the thousandth posts have been coming relatively slowly ever since. Song post 11000 took 254 days, whereas the next thousandth posts took over 300 days each to materialise.

Song post 15000 was the slowest. It took 444 days.

What about song post 16000 ? This gets posted today. It has taken 555 days !

444, 555. Such honky tonk numbers inadvertently and unnoticeably creep into the affairs of the blog. Who can forget the concidences involved while posting the “1” songs- viz song post numbers 1, 11, 111, 1111 and 11111 ! Those who have forgotten about the amazing coincidences noticed are requested to go though this article.

Another thing noticeable about these writeups is that they are penned by pillars of the blog, such as Raja, Sudhir Jee etc. Some of these writeups have been joint efforts, involving upto three contributors. Sudhir Jee’s contribution extends beyond the article writing. He would also dig up the song for the occasion, often a rare not yet on internet gem and upload that specially for the occasion. For instance, the 10000th song post was a song of 1931 (the earlist year for HFM) and it was especially uploaded by him minutes before that post was published on 20 July 2014 !

Selection of the song has been a matter of much speculation among the regulars of the blog, as discussed above. While some of these songs have been correctly guessed by them, guessing them has become difficult of late. That is because the person writing the article (that is often me) is not sure what song to pick. I myself manage to land an appropriate song often at the last moment. For example, I accidentally discovered the song for song post number 13000 and posted it for that occasion. When I was myself not clear about the song, how were others going to guess the song ! That way I feel like legendary leg spinner B S Chandrashekhar. He himself did not know what ball he was going to deliver next, so how was it possible for the batsman to anticipate his next delivery ! 🙂

In our whatsapp group of regulars, some of them have been guessing the song that would be the 16000th song for the blog. One guess is that it would be a Lata Mangeshkar song, alongwith her career records. That did not happen.

I was actually toying with such an idea. But then I realised that the songs that I could use with such an idea did not seem suited for an occasion like the 16000th song for the blog.

Just when it seemed that I was unable to find a suitable song, I stumbled upon this song which is being presented today. This song was discovered by me almost like how I discovered the 13000th song post song.

This song is as rare as they can be, from a movie that can be as rare as they come. The movie is “Toofaani Teerandaaz”(1959). The movie, a “stunt” movie, is produced and directed by A R Zameendaar for Navshakti Films, Bombay. The movie had Shanta Kumari, Deep Kumar, Tuntun, Sheikh, Habeeb, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Ismail Azad, Sajjan, Goldstein, Daya Devi, Nazeer Kashmiri, Amir Ali, Sattar, Md Ali, Ghani, Azam, Haneef, Yunus, Nawab, Funtoosh, Baby Shahjahaan, Khan Habib, Khan Nusrat, Khan Atiq etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. The movie is yet to make its debut in the blog.

The songs are rare, but they have been made available online thanks to the generosity of some well known HFM music collectots and sharers.

The song under discussion is a qawwaali. It is sung by Ismail Azad qawwaal and Sudha Malhotra,accompanied by male and female chorus. In all great qawwaalis, it is the lyricist who makes the qawwaali great.Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist of this fantastic qawwaali. Music is composed by Iqbal.

Only the audio of thd song is available. My guess is that this song was picturised on Ismail Azad (singing for himself) and Shakila Bano Bhopali, with others in the standard qawwaali set up so common in Hindi movies those days.

The song is in the same league as many iconic qawwaalis of Hindi movies. It is just that this song failed to get popular and so remained under the radar. With time, the song was forgotten. Thanks to music collecter Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma, and the uploader shri Aditya Pant, we can enjoy this fantastic fantastic qawwaali. Our thanks to them.

The song, a nearly seven minute feast, starts with a long harmonium piece, followed by an interesting war of words between the two genders. Quite a remarkable song that will grow on the listeners if they listen to it a few times. I know it because I got tolisten to it quite a few times while trying to get the lyrics right.

“Toofaani Teerandaaz”(1959) makes its debut in the blog with this song.

Another thousandth song post done ! I feel relieved and happy. It will be a while before I will have to worry about finding another suitable song for the occasion. 🙂

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. This set of thousand songs took 555 days to arrive at a rate of less that two songs per day, but what is important is that we are still on the move and we continue to add to an already rich collection of songs. I take this opportunity to thank one and all. I expect that we will continue to recive the same support, help, encouragement, contributions etc for one and all.


Song-Hum wafaadaar nahin tu bhi to dildaar nahin(Toofaani Teerandaaz)(1959) Singers-Ismail Azad, Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Iqbal
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

Shukr kar hamne tujhe chaand si soorat de di
naaz kaliyon ka hawaaon ki nazaakat de di
teri zulfon ko ghataaon ki bhi rangat de di
loot kar saare zamaane ki muhabbat de di
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

ham na hote to bahaaron mein na rangat hoti
chaand mein noor na kaliyon mein nazaakat hoti
pad gayi jaan zamaane mein hamaare dam se
pyaar tum kisko jataate jo na aurat hoti
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tujhko magroor kiya
keh ke haseena hamne
teri khaatir kiya
manzoor ye jeena hamne
banke majnu kahin laila pe huye hain qurbaan
cheer laaye pahaadon ka bhi seena hamne
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

chaahe joban bhi
tera hukm na taala hamne
daali Mirza ke gale pyaar ki maala hamne
isko kehte hain muhabbat yahi hoti hai wafa
khud to girte bhi rahe
tujhko sambhaala hamne
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

le sahaara meri baahon ka zara ab to sambhal
do kadam raah e wafa mein tu mere saath to chal
teri ulfat ki nishaani nahin jag mein koi
mard ke pyaar ka wo dekh nishaan Tajmahal
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

pahle mumtaz ne ki jaan muhabbat mein nisaar
baad mein Tajmahal ka hai banaana bekaar
waqt ne phoonk diye kitne wafaaon ke charaag
beh gaye mauj mein kitni hi kumhaaran ke pyaar
aise hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

zahar aankhon ka har ek jaam mein daala tumne
zulf ke parde mein hai saanp ko paala tumne
hashr(?) tak yaad rahega tera ye zulmo sitam
banke hawwa hamen jannat se nikaala tumne
phir bhi hamse ye gil hai ke wafaadaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

taane sakhiyon ke sune
hamne hi Radha banke
pyaar mein ho gaye ruswa kahin Laila ban ke
Ram ka saath diya kisne museebat mein bata
kaun jungalon mein phira saath mein Seeta ban ke
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

jaa tere husn ka ab koi talabgaar nahin
dil hai aurat ka koi pyaar ka baazaar nahin
ham nahin ?? ke ab naaz uthhaane waale
aur aa jaayenge dil hampe lutaane waale
ham na honge to ye kya shaan rahegi baaqi
jaan jaayegi magar aan rahegi baaqi
kaun hai aap ki soorat se jo bedaar nahin
qatl kar denge tumhe haath mein talwaar nahin
?? naazuk mein ye taaqat meri sarkaar nahin
?? se nipatna koi dushwaar nahin
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wo baazaar nahin tu bhi to dildaar nahin…


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4484 Post No. : 15999

“Captain Sheroo”(1963) was directed by Dharam Singh for Bina Chitra, Bombay. This costume drama has Jairaj, Helen, Tiwari, Niranjan Sharma, Padma Rani, Amirbai, Ajit Soni, Jillani, Tuntun, Ramlal, Maqbool etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Captain Sheroo”(1963) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Mohinder.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. The song sounds like “hansta hua nooraani chehra” from “Parasmani”(1963). My guess is that this song too is a synchronised dance song, just like the “Parasmani” (1963) song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Nazar ko milaana milaa kar jhukaana (Captain Sheroo)(1963) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-S Mohinder
Both

Lyrics

Nazar ko milaana
Nazar ko milaana
milaa kar jhukaana
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani

main chaahoon chhupaana
na soojhe bahaana
main chaahoon chhupaana
na soojhe bahaana
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
Nazar ko milaana milaa kar jhukaana

jhuki jhuki aankh mein khumaar aa gaya
beqaraar zindagi mein pyaar aa gaya
jhuki jhuki aankh mein khumaar aa gaya
beqaraar zindagi mein pyaar aa gaya
pyaar saathh leke intzaar aa gaya
intzaar aa gaya
ke dil ka fasaana
ke dil ka fasaana
nazar ka churaana
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
Nazar ko milaana milaa kar jhukaana

wo miley nigaah se nigaah mil gayi
mere dil ko ek nayi raah mil gayi
wo miley nigaah se nigaah mil gayi
mere dil ko ek nayi raah mil gayi
jaaneman tujhe kisi ki chaah mil gayi
kisi ki chaah mil gayi

kabhi muskuraana
kabhi muskuraana
kabhi jhenp jaana
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
Nazar ko milaana milaa kar jhukaana


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Blog Day :

4484 Post No. : 15998

“Fifty Fifty”(1956) was produced and directed by Roshanlal Malhotra for Roopnagar Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nalini Jaiwant, M Rajan, David, Manmohan Krisgna, Lalita Kumari, Amar, Sundar, Gope, Om Prakash, Tuntun, Helen, Mumtaz, Rajan Kapoor, Kathana, Dubey, Lalita Kapoor etc, with guest appearances by Randheer, Jayant and Jeewan.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Fifty Fifty”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

ONly the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that the song is a beggar/ fakir song on some character artist.


Song-Kab tak tu Bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayega(Fifty Fifty)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega

jo saagar ke andar seepi beech chupaaye moti
dekh rahi hai sab kuchh logon us maalik ki jyoti
jo saagar ke andar seepi beech chhupaaye moti
dekh rahi hai sab kuchh logon us maalik ki jyoti
arre us maalik ki jyoti
jag ke bhedi kya bande se dhokha khaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega

jiski marzi bin o moorakh hil na paaye tinka
lekh likha hai paass usi ke tere ik ik din ka
jiski marzi bin o moorakh hil na paaye tinka
lekh likha hai paass usi ke tere ik ik din ka
arre tere ik ik din ka
kahaan phir uski nazron se tu bach ke jaayega
tera likha ek din tere saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere saamne aayega aa aa
saamne aayega


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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4484 Post No. : 15997

Today’s song is from a film made by Calcutta’s New Theatres – Roop Kahani-1950.

The film was directed by Sauren Sen, who was also the writer of its story. Music was by the Last Mughal of New Theatres – Pankaj Mullik. The film cast was Asit Baran Mukherji, Ashita Bose, Khursheed, Vijay Kumar, Tulsi Chakrawarty, Jahar Roy etc.etc. The film, like many of its predecessors, was a Bi-Lingual film- Hindi and Bangla (Bangla name Roop Katha).

In this world only two things are truly permanent, inevitable and the main cause for the world to go on and on. Death and Change. Death keeps the balance of the numbers and Change means improvement, development and survival. Those who do not adapt to changes, perish. Everything in Life undergoes a change – clothes, friends, values, attitudes et.. If you want to succeed in life, you must learn to adapt to changes. Those who do not change lose their relevance and existence. The same thing happened to a Giant called New Theatres of Calcutta.

NEW THEATRES ( NT ) was established by B.N. Sircar, on 10-2-1931,in Tollygunge, Calcutta. It had 3 studio floors for shooting. It had the best Technicians, the best actors and the best Musicians. From 1931 to 1955,NT produced 177 films, a Record unlikely to be broken in future by any single production house. The nearest rival was Ranjit studios, with 175 films produced. It is not there was no competition in Bengal. In 1935,there were 14 production houses in Calcutta and in 1938,there were 38 of them, though some ,like Madon Theatres closed down sooner.

NT was mammoth, peopled by giants. Through the 30s and early 40s,NT had the biggest names in Indian cinema, on their payrolls. K L Saigal, Pahadi Sanyal, Jamuna Debi and Leela Desai were ‘discovered’ by NT. Others like P C Barua, Kanan Devi, Umashashi, Molina and Chandrabati emerged as stars at NT. Some like Durgadas Bandopadyaya and Prithviraj Kapoor had been stars before coming to NT. They had directors like Premankur Attorthy, Debki Bose, Madhu Bose, D N Ganguly, Nitin Bose, Hiren Bose, R C Boral (only Bangla), Profulla Roy, Phani Mujumdar, Bimal Roy, Hemchandra Chunder, sound recordist Mukul Bose and Musical giants like R C Boral, Pankaj Mullick, Timir Baran and K C Dey.

B N Sircar was the Patriarch, the disciplinarian, who held them together like in a big family. NT had a veritable galaxy and clashes between the Titans were inevitable. NT had its own share of fallouts, peer rivalries, squabbles and scandals. Due to the stern and uncompromising nature of B N Sircar, the first to leave was Pramathesh Barua, then Nitin Bose, and Kanan Devi. There was that famous spat between Debki Bose and Nitin Bose on the sets of Meerabai-1933 itself and they stopped talking to each others. Add to this the heavy drinking of Saigal and Umashashi’s elopement with the heir of Shova bazar palace. Each of this has an independent story.

The political situation in Bengal after the WW II, i.e. 1945 also caused the journey of NT towards its downfall and eventual closure in 1956. If only B N Sircar had changed his attitude, NT would not have died so soon, at least not without a fight and not so tamely, in the face of the competition. The biggest bank of Bengal, which financed NT- The National bank also went into liquidation at the same time to add to their woes further.

Personally, I would not hold B N Sircar alone, responsible for the decline of NT, which was Hindi cinema from Bengal itself in reality. Another very important factor was,while many stalwarts like Saigal, Prithviraj Kapoor, Kidar Sharma, R C Boral, etc made a beeline for Bombay, Hindi cinema music in Calcutta remained the same, where it was in 1931,without any change. On the other hand, Bombay had enriched its music by adapting to the changing times with a mix of music from Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Lahore and the south. The music of the 40s in Bombay had become Vibrant, whereas there was no change whatsoever in Bengal Hindi music. It kept on hankering on Robindra Sangeet and Nazrul Geeti. Maybe, the extreme variety of Regional pride of Bengal came in the way of adopting and adapting to the changes. (This Pride has, even Today, kept Bengal much behind the rest of India.) Thus Bombay became the undisputed capital of Hindi Cinema and Music.

New Theatres was established in 1931,as a family business, with B.N. Sircar as the Managing Director. Once NT started growing, the local regional pride almost forced Madan Theatres-belonging to a Parsee family from the western India-to pack up. By 1937,Madan Theatres had produced over 50 films-silent and Talkie. They made their last Talkie, appropriately named ” Zinda Bhoot” in 1937 and the company closed down.

New Theatres had the Best actors, best Directors, Best composers and the very best Technical staff in India. They had 4 distinct strengths….

1. Right from beginning, Bengal had an edge over Bombay and Lahore etc in that the Educated and Respectable family members did not hesitate to join the Film Industry in Bengal. In fact, over 90% of its people were educated-some of them even Foreign educated too. In this ,Bengal was very Progressive. On the contrary, the western centres of film making were confined to Courtesans, Tawayafs and uneducated run-aways in its film industry.

2. NT or the Bengali film industry had a very wide market spread out over entire West and East Bengal, Bihar, orissa, Assam, the N-E states and Burma. Their Distribution network included Madras,Madurai,Erode,Trichannapally,Bangalore,Mysore,Poona,Bombay,Cawnpore(Kanpur),Kangra valley and Lahore circuits.

3.People who worked for NT were like a united family. Feelings of Goodwill and Happiness permeated the studio. Workers came in the morning and worked till it was finished. Discipline and adherence to deadlines and principles regulated their lives. projects were, therefore, completed always as planned and in time.
( Only Madras of the 40s and 50s came near this. Bombay and Lahore were exactly the opposite, where discipline and punctuality were never a Virtue (Tradition continues…)

4. Almost all films made in Bengal by NT or any other company, were based on either stories or dramas or Novels, by renowned authors from the East(read Bengal). Thus, the film’s story content was so solid that they did not need appendages of comedians or a CSP (comic side plot) or too many songs.
( IN other parts like Bombay and Lahore, studios had what was called “The story Departments”, consisting of 4-5 writers, the owners, directors, who would work up a story in unison !)

NT popularised a new brand of Music.i.e. Rabindra Sangeet, which was hitherto confined to only Shantiniketan. With all this in place,NT was on its peak in 1940,when their slide started. One of their pillars P.C.Barua left NT. This was the beginning. Debki Bose left. Nitin Bose left after completing ‘Kashinath’ in 1943. Kanan Devi left to join Barua and Uma Shashi eloped with her lover.
Pankaj Mallick, though unhappy over the treatment meted out to him in NT, did not leave till the end. He did Bombay film music at Calcutta-like Kasturi or Zalzala etc. He always considered NT as his Alma Mater.
The ongoing II world war, the communal riots of 1946.the Partition of 1947 and the deteriorating civil conditions of Bengal (specially Calcutta),due to the influx of Refugees, broke NT completely. The Govt. had regulated supply of Raw Film, East Bengal market was lost totally, artistes left for Dhaka or Bombay…all this took NT to its end rapidly.

In such worsening conditions in 1944/45, Sircar tried to mend things by replacing the II and III level artistes to fill up gaps left by departed people. Thus, Bimal Roy, who was a Cinematographer and an Editor, got an opportunity to sit in the Director’s Chair. They made an ambitious film ” Udayer Pathe” -44. A Hindi version was made as “Hamraahi”-45. It was Bimal Roy’s First brush with a Hindi Film Direction. Both versions were successful. But with major things remaining the same for years, without any changes, the house of New Theatres became a dilapidated, colourless, tattered big empty Palace. It’s sad to write about the fall of an Empire- a Giant !

Dilip Sircar,son of B N Sircar said in 1951,” Our people left for Bombay, Film industry was in disarray, there were several court cases….my father had virtually closed shop ! ”

Today’s song is from film Roop kahani-50, a bi-lingual film( Roop katha-50 in Bangla), made by New Theatres during their last years. It was probably after this film that they closed shop for ever. The film was directed by Souren Sen. Souren Sen was a product of New Theatre’s policy of producing directors from within the company. Examples are Premankur Atorthy ( ex writer), Nitin Bose ( ex Editor) and Bimal Roy ( ex Editor). Souren Sen had started as an Art Director for film Desher Mati or Dharati mata-3 and followed it by films like Kashinath-43,Dui Purush-45, Milan-46, Desher Dabi-47, Nauka Dubi-47, Ramer Sumati-47, Manzoor-49 etc. He got a break as Director only in the last film of New Theatres Roop katha-50 Bangla and Roop kahani-50 Hindi version. Later he also directed one more film from Ashok Films, Calcutta- Chitrangada-54 in Bangla and Hindi. Thereafter he shifted to Bombay and he was an Art Director in Sahib bibi aur Ghulam-56, he did Shankar Narayan Bank-56 and Girls school-5 in Calcutta again. He did in Bombay Ek musafir ek haseena-62,Leader-64, Bahren phir bhi aayengi-66, Shikar-68 and Abhilasha-68.

The cast of Roop kahani was Asit Baran, Ashita Bose, Natwar, Vijay Kumar, Rajlakshmi, Tulsi Chakraborty etc etc. During my visit to Calcutta somewhere in 1992, I saw this film in the “New Theatres film festival” in one of the theatres. The print was terrible and songs were inaudible, but the theatre was overflowing, with extra chairs in the gangway too, to see the films of New Theatres.

As far as Pankaj Mullik, the film’s MD is concerned, if I start writing about him, I will not be able to stop myself. So, suffice to say only this much for now. Pankaj Mullick acted in 6 Hindi films. He sang 41 songs in 15 Hindi films and as a MD for 26 Hindi films, he composed 205 songs, in all.

Pankaj Mullick wrote many books, a few of them are : Geet Valmiki, Swara Lipika, Raga Lakshana Geet Manjari and Mahishasura Mardina. He received Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1972. He died on 19th February 1978. The first person to reach his residence was R.C.Boral.

According to an article in Apna archieve, Pankaj Mullick’s FIRSTS are-

1. Playback singing in films started under his music direction in 1935,along with R.C.Boral.
2. Pankaj Mullick was one of the first to incorporate western instruments and elements of western music such as harmony and counter melody in Indian cinema.
3. He was the first teacher to teach music to millions via radio. The number of singers whom Pankaj Babu trained who then went on to scale extraordinary heights in their field is at least twenty names long beginning with Kundan Lal Saigal, Kanan Devi, Suchitra Mitra and more.
4. He was the first person to win Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s approval and permission to tune his poems, sing them in public and incorporate them in cinema. To quote Gurudev (Jorasanko Thakubari, 1937): “All those lyrics of mine that I will not get the opportunity to set tune during my lifetime, I leave to you to embellish them with your music.” Gurudev’s trust and Pankaj Babu’s dedication helped spread the tranquility and beauty of Rabindra Sangeet all over India. He is fittingly recognized as the foremost ambassador of Rabindra Sangeet.
5. Pankaj Babu introduced tabla in Rabindra Sangeet and also made harmonium an integral part even though Tagore had disliked the use of harmonium.
6. Pankaj Babu was the first music composer to be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1972.
7. The longest running program on AIR remains the classic live early morning broadcast of Chandipath and Mahishasura Mardini on Mahalaya Amavasya that Pankaj Babu started in 1931 and conducted every year until 1975 (except 1944). The program continues even today.

Pankaj Mullick’s name became famous all over India in the late 30s,40s and early 50s. Readers who grew up in this period will know the craze of his songs amongst the music lovers. I,for one, remember listening to his records on our gramophone. One of my uncles was very fond of his songs and had a box full of records of Pankaj and Jagmohan. In the film ” Yatrik”-1952,Pankaj Mullick sang lines from Shiv stotra and Kumarsambhav etc. His diction and pronunciation of Sanskrit was absolutely flawless. He will be remembered for his delightful Non Film Songs too.

The singers of today’s song are not mentioned in HFGK. When I requested Sadanand Kamath ji to upload this song from my collection, he did it as always, with this remark about this song…..” The song is not only a rare one, it is also melodious. In fact, the other two songs which have been covered in our Blog are also very melodious. These songs take me back to the era of unique song compositions of R C Boral and Pankaj Mullick. I actually feel the atmosphere of the early 1950s surrounding me while listening to such songs.

As discussed, I guess that the female singer could be Utpala Sen. I am, however, certain that the male singer is Asit Baran.”

I agree with him in toto about the songs of 50’s. It is my favourite opinion that ” the essence and greatness of Hindi Film Music is concentrated in songs of films from 1947 to 1957, both years inclusive “. What do you say ?

( I have used information from article ” The glory that was-New Theatres ” by Sharmishtha Gooptu and from book ” सुंदर ती दुसरी दुनिया ” – a Marathi book by Ambarish Mishra, with Thanks, along with my old writings and notes, for this post )


Song- Aao sajan tum aao (Roop Kahaani)(1950) Singers-Unknown female voice, Asit Baran, Lyrics-Prakash, MD-Pankaj Mullick
Both

Lyrics

Aao sajan tum aao o
Aao sajan tum aao
aao re nainon ke pyaare sajan
aao sajan tum aao
o o o
masti mein jhoom ke bhola sa man bahe chanchal pawan
aao
in nainon ke pyaare sapan
aao sajan tum aao
sooratiya tori dekh ke pyaari
sab sukh chain hai paaya
haaye sab sukh chain hai paaya
tere matwaale nainon ne mujhko mast banaaya
haaye

chain jiya ko aaya
haaye
chain jiya ko aaya

door jab tum thhe nayan se
praan mein thhi peer
birah mein tere sajan
ankhiyaan bahaati neer
door jab tum thhi nayan se
praan mein thhi peer
tum mili mujhse sajan
ab khul gayi taqdeer

anjaane
anjaane ik door desh se
rajkumar ik aaya
rajkumar ik aaya
dil ke sinhaasan par
dil ke sinhaasan par
armaanon ne usey bithhaaya
dil ne ab usko apnaaya
aasha ne deepak daale
man jhoole prem hindole
dheere se prem ki maala
rani tere gale mein doley

prem milan se man ki veena
madhur madhur kuchh boley
prem milan se man ki veena
madhur madhur kuchh boley

ab boley
kuchh boley
ab boley
ab boleykuchh boley
ab boley
kuchh boley
ab boley


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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Hullo Atuldom

Wishing all a happy Dassera. I know parts of India celebrated the festival on Sunday and parts are celebrating it today. I think that has something to do with the movement of the Moon from one constellation to another or mostly the phases of the moon which doesn’t necessarily follow the Gregorian calendar. I was confused as to the exact date for Vijaya Dashami or Dassehra and put the query to a group of knowledgeable friends and this is the reply I got:

October 23 Friday 7:00 onwards Ashtami
October 24 Saturday 7:00 onwards Navami
October 25 Sunday 7:45 onwards Dashami
October 26 Monday 9:00 onwards Ekadashi.

Now going by that reply we have Dashami till 9 a.m. today but for convenience sake (read working day/ holiday) there are many (in Kerala atleast) who would have celebrated the festival. But for the pandemic even Ram Leela would have come to a close yesterday (Sunday) with RavanDahan, as Dashami was present in the evening hours. Don’t know if it was held this year!!!!

But today’s post is not a lesson on the Panchang that Indians follow and neither am I the competent authority to comment on the Sun, Moon and the planetary movements. As always my post is to wish a celebrity on turning an year older.

This celebrity is the daughter of Producer/ director of ‘Anhonee’, ‘Khel Khel Mein’ ‘Khuddar’ etc.Ravi Tandon’s daughter- Raveena Tandon turns an year older today. She made her debut in 1991, at the age of 17,in a movie produced by G.P.Sippy and directed by Anant Balani “PattharKePhool” which had Salman Khan as the hero. She then went on to act with Sunny Deol, Govinda, Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Anil Kapoor. 1994 saw her star in “Zamaane Se Kya Darna” with Sanjay Dutt, “Dilwale” with Suneil Shetty and Ajay Devgan, “Insaniyat” with Sunny Deol, “Imtihaan” with Saif Ali Khan and Sunny Deol, “Laadla” with Anil Kapoor, “Andaz Apna Apna” with Aamir Khan, “Aatish” again Sanjay Dutt and Mohra with Akshay Kumar. She also played herself in a song-cameo in Saif Ali Khan- Akshay Kumar starrer “Main Khiladi Tu Anari” and a role in a Tamil movie in 1994. She took a hiatus post marriage but was seen in a cameo in PuriJagannadh directed “Bbuddah… Hoga Tera Baap” (2011) as she got a chance to do a romantic scene with Amitaabh Bachchan whose sister she had played in “Bade MiyanChhoteMiyan” in the ‘90s. Since 2011 we see her in a movie or two per year plus she has conducted a few shows on television. On her personal front, she had adopted two young girls when they were 10 and 8 when she herself was only in her 20s. After marriage she has two children of her own.

Her most popular song of the 1994 earned her the nickname the ‘mast mast’ girl. Though she has never claimed to be ‘Mast’ meaning wonderful. So also the other birthday personality.
He is our own Rajaji. He is (to use a Hindi expression) a ‘yaaron ka yaar’. He is a devoted family man. He is deeply sensitive and touched by many current occurrences in this world of ours. But the one thing that introduced us to him or shall I say the two things that got us connected to him-Cricket and Hindi Film Music are also dear to his heart.

He can write pages and pages about his love for the works of Sahir Ludhianvi and ponder about what would have been Sahir’s take on the life in this age and time. And he can do the same when he writes posts on his favourite Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, Mohd Rafi. He has told me that he can keep listening to Rafi songs all day and night and not tire of it. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan etc. He claims that he is just discovering movies of the 80s which he had banished for their deteriorating quality and quantity, he gives them a “Pass” certificate only no high marks to them. But even there he may relish and enjoy individual scene of the typical masala kind. I am sure he will enjoy the visual that the accompanying song has to offer.

It has the comic cop Paresh Rawal running around trying to dance in step with Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon. We have Tej Sapru exchanging a briefcase with an associate (would like to know who it is). Suniel Shetty is stalking them and please keep in mind that Akshay Kumar is a cop in disguise out to catch Tej Sapru and his associate.

This is a new age song which should appeal to the other birthday girl of this group. She is not an active participant and her father is. I hope she is a “Mast” child, meaning wonderful child.
There is another person, my first playmate, who has her birthday today. I cannot imagine how I was as a toddler before she entered my family in the arms of my Mom.
With this post I wish Raveena Tandon, Rajaji and the two unnamed girls “A Very Happy Birthday” May God bless them with lots of Health and Happiness.

(duet version) (video)

(Female solo version) (video)

Song-Tu cheez badi hai mast mast (Mohra)(1994) Singers-Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Viju Shah

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Duet version
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paa ni sa aa
ni sa paa ni ma pa
ma pa sa ni
sa ni
paa ni sa aa
ni sa paa ni ma pa
ma pa sa ni
sa ni
pa pa
ni ni
sa sa
ma ma
pa ni dh ni
dha pa sa ni
sa ni dh pa
sa ni dh pa
paa ni sa aa
paa ni sa aa

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
nahin tujhko koi hosh hosh
nahin tujhko koi hosh hosh
us par joban ka josh josh
nahin tera aa
nahin tera koi dosh dosh
madhosh hai tu har waqt waqt
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aashiq hai tera naam naam
aashiq hai tera naam naam
dil lenaa tera kaam kaam
meri baahen ae
meri baahen mat thaam thaam
badnaam hai tu bad mast mast

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

ni sa ga ma ni sa ga
sa re
sa re ga ma pa dha ni
sa ni dh pa
sa ni dh pa
sa ni dh pa

bol zaraa tu jaan e mehboobi ee
mujhme aisi kyaa hai khoobi
bol zaraa tu oo
aa aa aa
jaan e mehboobi ee ee
aa aa aa
mujhme aisi kyaa hai khoobi
aa aa aa
tu ik resham ki dor dor
tu ik resham ki dor dor
teri chaal pe aashiq mor mor
teri zulf ghani ee
teri zulf ghani chitchor chor
ghanghor ghataa badmast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

paa ni sa aa
ni sa paa ni ma pa
ma pa sa ni
sa ni

paa ni sa aa
ni sa paa ni ma pa
ma pa sa ni
sa ni

pa pa
ni ni
dh dh dh
ma ma
sa sa
ma ma
pa ni dh ma pa sa ni
sa ni dh pa
sa ni dh pa
?
paa ni sa aa
paa ni sa aa

ye dil teri aankhon mein doobaa aa
ban jaa meri tu mehbooba
ye dil teri aankhon mein doobaa aa
aa aa aa
ban jaa meri tu mehbooba aa
aa aa aa
mat teer nazar ke maar maar
mat teer nazar ke maar maar
ye chot lagegi aar-paar
aasaan
aasaan samajh mat yaar yaar
ye pyaar badaa hai sakht sakht
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

nahin tujhko koi hosh hosh
nahin tujhko koi hosh hosh
us par joban ka josh josh
nahin tera aa
nahin tera koi dosh dosh
madhosh hai tu har waqt waqt
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aashiq hai tera naam naam
aashiq hai tera naam naam
dil lenaa tera kaam kaam
meri baahen ae
meri baahen mat thaam thaam
badnaam hai tu bad mast mast

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aa aa

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aa aa

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aa aa
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Female solo version
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(sigh & laughing sound)

main cheez badi hoon
mast mast mast mast mast

main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
nahin mujhko koi hosh hosh
nahin mujhko koi hosh hosh
us par joban ka josh josh
nahin mera aa
nahin mera koi dosh dosh
madhosh hoon main har
waqt waqt
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast

o o aankhon pe chhaaya aa
ye kaisa kohraa aa aa aa
kaun baadshah
kaun hai mohraa aa
aankhon pe chhaaya aa
ye kaisa kohraa aa aa aa
kaun baadshah
kaun hai mohraa aa
jaane mera kya naam naam
ho jaane mera kya naam naam
jaane tera kya naam naam
par naam se hai kya
par naam se hai kya kaam kaam
kar jaam ka bandobast mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast mast mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast

(laughing sound)

o o
rakh yaad magar tu oo
mere deewaane ae
tera kya hogaa anjaam
na jaane ae
rakh yaad magar tu oo
mere deewaane ae ae
tera kya hogaa aa anjaam
na jaane ae
dil kitne toote baar baar
ho kitne toote baar baar
sab aashiq doobe aar paar
shaahon ke ae
shaahon ke chhoote yaar yaar
is pyaar mein taaj o takht takht
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast mast mast mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
nahin mujhko koi hosh hosh
us par joban ka josh josh
nahin mera
nahin mera koi dosh dosh
madhosh hoon main har
waqt waqt
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast

(laughing sound)


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 :

4483 Post No. : 15995

Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-1 – (one movie collaboration only)
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Welcome all to this post.

Some of you would be surprised to see a ‘Sahir’ related post here today again, because we celebrated Sahir yesterday on his ‘Remembrance Day’ and paid our tributes.

But today’s day is also important for us. It the birthday of one of the founding members of this blog and our beloved Raja Saab. So here is wishing Raja Saab a very happy birthday and ‘many many happy returns of the day’ and ‘healthy, peaceful and ‘full of music- life’ ahead.

And I am sure he is going to enjoy this song in ‘Punjabi’ folk based song as I am aware of his love for ‘Punjabi folk based’ songs.

Well he is also a Sahir fan so a song from Sahir. And he is Kaka fan too. So, we have Rajesh Khanna making an appearance in this song in the movie ‘Dhanwaan-1981’, and if I am correct, he lip-syncs the one stanza in Amit Kumar’s voice. But that is not covered in the video of the song though the audio version of this song is having it.

Not only that we have one more ‘celebration’ here today.

Regulars on the blog might be remembering that I had mentioned in my earlier post with the ‘couplet song’ ‘aap abhi ishq ki tehzeeb se aagaah nahin’ from ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), that I had prepared an excel sheet for Sahir and his music directors with the number of songs in the movies where Sahir Ludhianvi was lyricist and was going to share it with a new series.

But somehow this series got delayed and what a better occasion than today. Today we discuss Sahir’s association with music directors where they collaborated for only ‘one movie’ (or ‘only one song in some cases).

Today’s song is composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar from the ‘1981’ movie ‘Dhanwaan’.
And today 26th October’2020 (born on 26th October 1937) is the eighty-third birth anniversary of Hridaynath Mangeshkar. So here is wishing him too a very happy birthday and healthy and peaceful life ahead.

Coming to the list of music directors where Sahir had only one film association the list as given below; (I have tried to compile the details accurately as possible, and would request readers to bring to my notice if any mistake is there and forgive me for that error).

S.no Name of the Movie Year Music Director Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Aazadi Ki Raah Pe 1948 G.D. Kapoor 1 4 4
2 Alif Laila 1953 Shyam Sundar 8 8 8
3 Humsafar 1953 Ali Akbar Khan 7 8 8
4 Sholey 1953 Dhani Ram 1 1 1
5 Saavdhan 1954 Vasant Ramchandra 7 7 7
6 Chingaari 1955 Manohar 1 1 1
7 Didi 1959 Sudha Malhotra 1 1 1
8 Laal Nishaan 1959 Nirmal Kumar 1 1 1
9 Girl Friend 1960 Hemant Kumar 7 7 7
10 Maasoom 1960 Robin Banerjee 1 1 1
11 Bahurani 1963 C. Ramchandra 7 7 7
12 Bhaai Ho To Aisa 1972 Sonik Omi 1 5 5
13 Nawaab Saahib 1978 C. Arjun 5 4 5
14 Kaalaa Patthar* 1979 Rajesh Roshan 7 6 7
15 Dhanwaan 1981 Hridaynath Mangeshkar 4 5 5
Total 15 movies 59 66 67

(*jageya jageya considered as two-part song)

Coming back to the today’s movie, Dhanwaan-1981” was directed by Surendra Mohan for ‘Film Nagar, Bombay’. It was produced by Sohanlal Kanwar.

This movie had Rajesh Khanna, Reena Roy, Rakesh Roshan, Shakti Kapoor, Pinchoo Kapoor, Vijayendra, Mazhar Khan (there were two persons with same name Mazhar Khan(reference-HFGK)), Aruna Irani, Birbal, Kamal Deep, Chandrashekhar, Ajit Kumar, S.N. Tripathi, Madhok Sharma, Baljeet Mineria, Master Vikas, Om Prakash and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 01.07.1981.

This movie had five songs (to be corrected on the blog) written by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

Here is the list of songs as per their appearing order in HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985). Four songs have already been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Idhar aa aa aa bhi jaa 21.02.2013
Kuchh log mohabbat ko vyopaar samajhte hain 07.01.2020
Ye aankhen dekh kar ham saari duniya bhool jaate hain 11.09.2008
Maaro bhar bhar kar pichkaari 13.03.2017
Ho balle balle bhai reshmi dupatta waaliye … Being posted today

Last but not the least, to add the above celebrations, this movie ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ gets ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog today with all its songs covered.

Let us now enjoy today’s ‘nok-jhonk’ song 😊 sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor and Amit Kumar…

Mazhar Khan and Aruna Irani are lip syncing in the voices of Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar respectively. I guess that the Amit Kumar’s voice is for Rajesh Khanna who resolves the ‘nok-jhonk’ and make Aruna Irani accept the proposal of Mazhar Khan. However, the video for the Amit Kumar part is not available. The lyrics as per the audio link which is a longer version.

Let us now enjoy this foot tapping entertaining song. 😊

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Ho balle balle bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye (Dhanwan)(1981) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Lata, Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD- Hridaynath Mangeshkar
All
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
tera roop lashkaare maare
reshmi dupatte waaliye ae
ho tauba tauba
ye gora rang aafat hai
tauba tauba
ye gora rang aafat hai
peechhe pad gaye saare kunwaare

gora rang aafat hai

ho balle balle
bhai duniya ke jamghat mein
sabhi dil milne ke mele ae
duniya ke jamghat mein ae
haa jaa jaa
jaa jaa ke main naa tere haath aaun
chaahe laakh tu paapad bele ae

main naa tere
haath aaun

hai ke jamghat mein ae
sabhi dil milne ke mele ae

main naa tere
haath aaun
chaahe laakh tu paapad bele ae

ho balle balle balle
maan jawaani ka
gori aashiqon ki qadar naa jaane
maan jawaani ka
ha jaa jaa jaa jaa
ke main naa tere munh lagti ee
badaa aaya qadar karaane ae

main naa tere munh lagti

ho balle balle bhai
ham hi mein aib kya hai
tujhe kisika to ghar hai basaana
ham hi mein aib kya hai
tauba
tauba
tauba
tauba
tauba

haaye
tauba
haaye
tauba
haaye
tauba
tauba

tauba tauba ke main naa tere ghar jaaun
chaahe pad jaaye thaane jaanaa

main naa tere ghar jaaun

baliye ae ae ae ae
goriye
soniye
baliye ae
baliye
ho balle balle
ke buddhi ho ke tarsegi
koyi aayega na haath pakadne
buddhi ho ke tarsegi
are jaa jaa
jaa jaa
ke tere jaise laakhon hain
kayi aayenge naak ragadne

tere jaise laakhon hain
ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
ho tera roop lashkaare maare
reshmi dupatte waaliye ae
aa haa

jawaani phir naa aaye
karegi haaye haaye
aa haa karegi haay haaye
mera gham tu kyun khaaye
tujhe kyun neend na aaye

aa haa
tujhe kyun neend na aaye

jo tujhpar aankh tikaaye ae ae
wo tera maan badhaaye
jo tujhpar aankh tikaaye
wo tera maan badhaaye
wo tera maan badhaaye

tu chaahe mar bhi jaaye
ye jatti haath na aaye

aa haa
ye jatti haath na aaye

naa jab tak haan kahlaaye
ye jatt waapas naa jaaye
aa haa
ye jatt waapas naa jaaye

jo mujhko haath lagaaye ae
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye

jo mujhko haath lagaaye
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye

jo mujhko haath lagaaye
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye

aa haa
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye

ho balle balle
bhai tere aage haath jodtaa
ho balle balle
bhai tere aage haath jodtaa
jaat jisne akhaade jeete ae

tere aage haath jodtaa
baliye ae ae ae
soniye
soniye
baliye baliye
balle balle
bhai tere aage haath jodtaa aa

achchaa achchaa to aaj maine
haan kar di
achchaa achchaa to aaj maine
haan kar di
ise taalte bahot din beete ae

aaj maine haan kar di
ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
oye tera roop lashkaare maare ae
reshmi dupatte waaliye ae

aa haa


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4483 Post No. : 15994

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part V: Year 1951
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This series began in a small way because Lata Mangeshkar had sung very few songs in her earlier years -only nine songs in first two years and 50 songs in the third year.

From her fourth year, viz 1949, Lata Mangeshkar was on her own. She sang 153 songs in 1949 and established her as the new female playback singing sensation of HFM. The next year viz 1950 saw her singing 143 songs.

Now we come to her next decade, viz the decade of 1950s. The first year of the decade, viz 1951 saw Lata Mangeshkar singing as many as 223 songs for Hindi movies that were released in this calender year. This is the highest number of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies released in a calender year. So statistically Lata Mangeshkar touched the peak of her playback career in 1951.

Here are the details of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in HFM in movies that were released in 1951:-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaraam Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (3) Prem Dhawan (2)
2 Aawaara Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 4 2 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
3 Adaa Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
4 Afsaanaa Husnlal Bhagatram 5 5 5 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali (4) Gafil Harnalwi (1)
5 Albelaa C Ramchandra 10 10 3 7 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
6 Baadal Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 6 1 0 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
7 Badi Bahoo Anil Biswas 5 5 2 2 1 0 Prem Dhawan (2) Rajinder Krishan (1) Rangeen (1) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (1)
8 Bhola Shankar Snehal Bhatkar 0 2 2 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
9 Bikhre Moti Ghulam Mohammad 1 4 3 1 0 0 Akhtar ul Iman
10 Buzdil S D Burman 5 5 4 1 0 0 Shailendra (4) Kaifi Azmi (2) incl one jointly written song
11 Daaman K Datta 5 5 3 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2) Ehsan Rizvi (1)
12 Deedaar Naushad 5 5 3 1 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Dholak Shyam Sundar 2 2 0 2 0 0 Aziz Kashmiri
14 Do Sitaare Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
15 Ek Nazar S d Burman 5 5 4 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
16 Ek Thhaa Raaja C R Subbaraman 0 2 2 0 0 0 Pt Sudrshan
17 Ghazab Unknown 0 1 0 0 0 1 A Karim
18 Gumaashta K Datta 1 2 2 0 0 0 Wahid Qureshy
19 Halchal Md Shafi (5) Sajjad Hussain (2) 7 7 4 3 0 0 Khumar Barabankwi
20 Ham Log Roshan 5 5 4 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil Uddav Kumar
21 Jaadoo Naushad 4 4 4 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
22 Kaali Ghataa Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
23 Khazaana C Ramchandra 8 8 5 3 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
24 Lachak Motiram 1 2 2 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni (1) Shriram Vohra (1)
25 Maalti Madhav Sudhir Phadke 3 5 4 1 0 0 Narendra Sharma
26 Madhosh Madan Mohan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
27 Malhaar Roshan 6 6 3 3 0 0 Indeewar (2) Kaif Irfani (2) Shyam Lal (1) Traditional (1)
28 Murliwaala Sudhir Phadke 2 7 6 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
29 Naadaan Chic Chocolate 6 6 3 3 0 0 P L Santoshi
30 Naazneen Ghulam Mohammad 1 3 3 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
31 Nageena Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
32 Nakhre Hansraj Bahl 1 3 2 0 0 1 Bharat Vyas (1) Aarzoo Lucknowi (1) Verma Malik (1)
33 Nand Kishore Snehal Bhatkar 3 6 6 0 0 0 Narendra Sharma
34 Naujawaan S D Burman 3 3 2 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
35 Pyaar Ki Baaten Khayyaam 2 2 2 0 0 0 Khawar Zamaan
36 Sabz Baagh Vinod 3 3 3 0 0 0 Aziz Kashmiri
37 Sagaai C Ramchandra 7 7 3 2 1 1 Rajinder Krishan
38 Sainyyaan Sajjad Hussain 6 6 6 0 0 0 D N Madhok (3) Rajinder Krishan (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
39 Sanam Husnlal Bhagatram 1 1 0 0 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
40 Sansaar E Sankar Sastri 3 7 6 1 0 0 Pt Indra Chandra
41 Sarkaar Pt Govindram 0 2 2 0 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
42 Saudaagar C Ramchandra 3 5 5 0 0 0 P L Santoshi
43 Saza S D Burman 6 6 4 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan (5) Sahir Ludhianvi (1)
44 Shabistan C Ramchandra 2 2 0 1 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
45 Shagun Husnlal Bhagatram 2 4 3 1 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
46 Shokhiyaan Jamal Sen 3 3 1 0 2 0 Kidar Sharma
47 Stage Husnlal Bhagatram 2 4 2 2 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
48 Taraana Anil Biswas 8 8 5 2 1 0 D N Madhok (4) Prem Dhawan (3) Kaif Irfani (1)
49 Ustaad Pedro C Ramchandra 6 6 1 5 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Total 49 movies 24 MDs 187 223 158 52 10 3 37 lyricists

From the table, we see that Lata Mangeshkar gave playback in 49 movies. 98 movies were released that year. So one can say that she got to sing in 50 % of the movies that were released in 1951. She worked with 24 music directors and 37 lyricists. It was in this year that she worked with music directors Madan Mohan, Sudhir Phadke and Roshan for the first time. She also sang the lyrics of Kaifi Azmi, Kidar Sharma, Sahir Ludhianvi and Verma Malik for the first time in this year.

Out of 223 songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in the year, as many as 187 songs have already been covered in the blog.

“Bhola Shankar”(1951) is alphabetically the first movie of 1951 that has Lata Mangeshkar songs that have not been covered in the blog. “Bhola Shankar”(1951) was directed by Vishraam Bedekar for Famous Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Prem Adeeb, Vijaylaxmi, Mahipal Sheela Naik, Prakash Gupta, Sadhana Bose, Bhagwan, Kamal, Balaram, Ram avtaar, Jyoti, Samant, Raj Kishore, Prem Ratan, Radheshyam etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it, including two Lata solos. Two songs from the movie have been covered.

The movie had two Lata Mangeshkar solos in it. There two songs have not been covered in the past.

Here is one of these songs.

This song is sung by Lata. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar. Ss mentioned earlier, Snehal Bhatkar was working with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picurisation of this lesser heard song.

I have not been able to note the lyrics of the song fully to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Chanda tujhko laaj na aaye (Bhola Shankar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

Chanda aa tujhko laaj na aaye ae
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

jinki jataaon mein basta tu
aaj arre un bin hansta kyun
door chhupaa kar pran piyaa ko
apna roop dikhaaye chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye ae
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

sheesh piyaa ke tohe tu pyaara
un bin laage jo angaara
un bin laage jo angaara
roothh gaye mere chandmauli to
tu kyun mukh dikhlaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

saath gagan ganga tere sautin
leti hai mujhse badle gin gin
leti hai mujhse badle gin gin
poochh ise kahin mere piya ka
baithhi na soch(?) chhupaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
meri chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa


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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4482 Post No. : 15993 Movie Count :

4380

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 107 # Tribute to Sahir Ludhianvi #
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Today 25th October’2020 is the fortieth Remembrance Day of poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. He was born on 08th March’1921 and that will mark hundred years of his stepping out on this planet earth.

Sahir Ludhianvi left this mortal world on 25th October’1980 due to heart attack when he was playing cards with his friends.

Today remembering Sahir Ludhianvi and paying him a tribute on the blog I am presenting a song penned by him for the ‘1977-movie- Jaagriti’. As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie was first titled as ‘Ajab Teri Sarkar’ and even its song records were released by this title. I think that affected one song of the movie which was supposed to be in four parts, but now only one of its parts is available.

“Jaagriti-1977” was directed by Rajendra Bhatia for ‘Jai Films, Bombay’. It was produced by Vimal Bhatia and Naresh Malhotra. It had Nutan, Vinod Mehra, Reena Roy, Master Satyajeet, Prem Chopra, I.S. Johar, Paintal and Asrani, with Krishnakant, Lily Chakravarty, Padma Chawhan, Ashoo and Junior Mehmood. They were supported by Ram Mohan, Karan Dewan, Sushil Bhatnagar, Birbal, Mounto, Keshav Rana, Madhu Apte, Brook Bond, Jugnu, Aditya Sharma, Manjeet, Salim, Rajesh, Raj Bachhan, Master Ripple, Master Ravi, Manmohan, Aarti, Ram Avtar, Narbada Shankar and Raaj Kishore.

Jayshree T and Helen make special appearances in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Sharad Pilgaonkar and screenplay was written by Sachin Bhowmick. Dialogues of this movie were written by Sagar Sarhadi. Editing of this movie was done by Nand Kumar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.03.1977.

This movie had four songs written by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur, Minoo Puroshottam, and Dilraj Kaur were the playback singers for this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Two songs of this movie sung by Asha Bhonsle noted long back are ready with us, however I when I came across this song sung by Suman Kalyanpur I selected it for today’s presentation for ‘special’ reasons. It’s a song praising to almighty and sung by Suman Kalyanpur.

I hope you will like the song too.

With today’s song this movie ‘Jaagriti-1977’ makes its debut of the blog (and also join the same titles of movies released in ‘1949’ & ‘1954’. There was one more movie with the same title released in ‘1992’.

With the today’s movie ‘Jaagriti-1977’ making its debut on the blog, all movies where Sahir Ludhianvi had written lyrics for movies released from 1971-1980 are now represented on the blog.

S.No. Movie Year Music Director
01 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit 1971 Ravi
02 Sansaar 1971 Chitragupta
03 Bhaai Ho To Aisa 1972 Sonik Omi
04 Daastaan 1972 Laxmikant-Pyarelal
05 Aa Galey Lag Jaa 1973 R.D. Burman
06 Daag 1973 Laxmikant-Pyarelal
07 Dhundh 1973 Ravi
08 Joshila 1973 R.D. Burman
09 Mehmaan 1973 Ravi
10 36 Ghante 1974 Sapan Chakravarty
11 Deewaar 1975 R.D. Burman
12 Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka 1975 Ravi
13 Zameer 1975 Sapan Chakravarty
14 Kabhie Kabhie 1976 Khayyam
15 Laila Majnu 1976 Madan Mohan
15 Laila Majnu 1976 Jaidev
16 Shankar Shambhu 1976 Kalyanji-Anandji
17 Amaanat 1977 Ravi
18 Jaagriti 1977 Laxmikant-Pyarelal
19 Nawaab Saahib 1978 C. Arjun
20 Trishul 1978 Khayyam
21 Hum Tere Aashiq Hain 1979 Ravindra Jain
22 Kaalaa Patthar 1979 Rajesh Roshan
23 Chambal Ki Qasam 1980 Khayyam
24 Chehre Pe Chehra 1980 N. Dutta
25 Insaaf Ka Taraazu 1980 Ravindra Jain
26 The Burning Train 1980 R.D. Burman

I think this movie ‘Jaagriti-1977’ must be an obscure movie of its time and may be not seen by many. I would request knowledgeable reader who have watched this movie to throw more light on the movie, its songs and artists in the movie.

let us now listen to today’s song …

Audio

Song-Ham hain teri santaan (Jaagriti)(1977) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan

ye praan teri den hai
ye deh teraa daan
Allaah kahe koyi tujhe
ya kahe bhagwaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan

ye praan teri den hai
ye deh teraa daan
Allaah kahe koyi tujhe
ya kahe bhagwaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan

jeewan ke har ik mod pe
thokar se bachaana
thokar se bachaana
bhatken to hamen haath pakad
raah pe laana
raah pe laana
ham jo bhi hai jaise bhi hain
bas itnaa rahe dhyaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan

duniyaa mein kabhi jhoothh ke
aage na jhuke ham
aage na jhuke ham
sach baat ke ailaan se
roke na ruken ham
roke na ruken ham
mil jaaye tere dwaar se
ham sab ko ye vardaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan


This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4481 Post No. : 15992

Hello everyone,

My appearances here on the blog are becoming increasingly infrequent, not unlike the cameo visits of an MP/MLA to his constituency post-elections. 🙂

I will not get into reasons for my long absence from here – no excuses. Mea culpa.

As usual, my appearance here marks a special occasion.
This time it has to do with Sahir Ludhianvi’s death anniversary.

The legendary poet & lyricist passed away exactly 40 years ago, on the 25th of October 1980.

What can I write about Sahir that I haven’t already written here in previous posts?

Hardly anything, to be honest.

I’ve written so much about him here, on many of his birth and death anniversaries, that anything I write will be repetitive.

And yet I cannot let the occasion go by without marking it with my small contribution here. It has almost become a ritual for me now. 🙂

One thing though.

I might be a big Sahir fan, but I´m nothing compared to Avinash ji.
As usual, he contacted me a few days ago requesting me to do a post for this occasion.

And, as usual, he sent me a song with lyrics.

That was all the motivation I needed to come out of hibernation. 🙂

Prompted by the lyrics of this song, Avinash ji also shared some of this thoughts with me. Wide-ranging reflections on society, politics, media, polarization and other topics.

I must say I agree with his views – sobering thoughts for these times.

So today, perhaps the best tribute I can give Sahir is not to repeat what I’ve said so often about his poetry and lyrics, but to just reflect on where we are as a society, much as Sahir often did.

So kindly bear with me as I share a few thoughts.

You don’t have to agree with me at all – that’s perfectly fine.
We can disagree – and still be friends. 🙂

So if Sahir were around today, how would he have felt about today’s India?

Indian society, politics, media, justice system. . . everything that touches the common man’s life.

Am specifically talking about the common man, because clearly Sahir used his voice most to speak up for the aam aadmi and underprivileged against the powerful.

I’m not sure Sahir would’ve had many kind things to say.

The religious divide he warned us about, the exploitation of women he lamented, the oppression of labor class that he railed against, the caste inequality that he talked about – all of them exist, and even flourish, to this day.

At least in the early years post-independence, one can argue that India was still struggling to find its feet. It was besieged with a whole lot of baggage, including mass illiteracy and mass poverty, a colonial hangover, lack of institutions and infrastructure.

Not that any of this is an excuse to justify oppression, but India was still a baby then, and had huge challenges to deal with on multiple fronts. It had a history of feudalism that ensured a master-slave mentality between the haves and have-nots.

Today, many decades later, it’s not unfair to expect India to have matured more as a democracy. With more concern for people’s rights and freedoms, a greater regard for the dignity of every individual.

And yet how much have we really matured as a democracy?

We keep thumping our chests, claiming to be the world’s largest democracy. But what should democracy really mean?

Many think it is the right to vote.
But is that all there is to a democracy?
The right to vote?
That’s too narrow and limiting a function of a democracy.

For me, in a democracy (as opposed to a dictatorship), each person has a voice, has a right to express an opinion.

In fact, voting is one way of expressing your opinion.
But it’s just ONE way.

When farmers go on a nationwide protest to draw attention to their issues, they are also exercising their right to express themselves.

When citizens protest on the streets against what they believe to be an unfair law, they are similarly exercising their right to express themselves.

As long as the protests are peaceful, they are legitimate in a democracy.

In fact, even before independence, Gandhi ji and other leaders led peaceful protests against colonial rule. So it is nothing new in India.

Many of Sahir’s songs are actually a protest against exploitation by those in power. Imagine if he were not allowed to express his thoughts!

Do we even want such a society?

Do we want everyone to be a blind conformist, not to have independent thoughts of his own, to be fearful of expressing himself, to kowtow to those in power without a murmur?

Then we might as well just call ourselves a nation of slaves.

There’s no point in a nation being free, if its people aren’t.

A nation is nothing without its people.

And people, whether some of us like it or not, have the power to think.

And when they think, they might not exactly think in our way.

Just because we have power, it doesn’t entitle us to stifle their voice.

That goes against the very grain of a democratic mindset, in which each person has a voice.

Unless the person is inciting violence, no one has the right to shut him up.

Not even the State.

If you disagree, put forth a better argument to make your case.

Don’t use your brute power to threaten, intimidate or (in the case of the State)  arrest those you disagree with.
Just because you can.
That’s sheer abuse of power.

This has nothing to do with any particular political party. Many of them are guilty in their own ways of suppressing people’s voices.

If they get their way, what will we end up with?

A people living in fear, afraid to express an opinion that might be frowned upon by those in power.

Everyone becoming a conformist – whether by choice, or out of sheer fear.
In short, a nation of sheep.

Is that what we want?

Let’s pause, and reflect on this for a moment.

Speaking purely for myself, I like to express my views rather openly, even if they’re not exactly reflecting popular sentiment of the moment.

If I have to check myself every time, out of fear for repercussions, I’d feel extremely stifled.

As Sahir would too.

There are many more topics one can reflect on (and Avinash ji’s thoughts traversed many of them), but I’m limiting myself to just this one topic today because it sort of syncs with the song for today. Need to also leave material for future posts on Sahir, right? 🙂

Today’s song from ‘Naach Ghar’ (1959) is  Sahir’s sarcastic piece of advice to society.  “Just observe things happening, but don’t  speak up. Just let them happen. Don’t upset the apple-cart. Even call the dark of night, “day” if you need to”.

I quite like the rendition by Lata Mangeshkar.

Music is by N. Datta, for whom Sahir wrote excellent lyrics also for ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, also a 1959 film. And for ‘Dharmputra’ (1961). So theirs was quite a fruitful partnership.

In fact, I’ve already written a post for a song from Naach Ghar (1959) on the occasion of Sahir’s 500th song on this blog – “Tere Shehron Se Raja Hamen Ban Hi Bhaley

That is a straightforward lament, today’s song is a sarcastic take on society.

I like both songs a lot, but then I’m biased towards Sahir so my opinion should be taken with a truckload of salt. 🙂

So please listen to the song, and judge for yourself.

In closing, I’d like to say Sahir was one of a kind.  They don’t make his type anymore.

 

Song – Ae Dil Zubaan Na Khol (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Chorus

Lyrics

aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le
kisi se kuchh na bol sirf dekh le
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le

ye haseen jagmagaahatein ae
hmm hmm hmm
aanchalon ki sarr saraahatein en
hmm hmm hmm
ye haseen jagmagaahatein ae
hmm hmm hmm
aanchalon ki sarr saraahatein en
aanchalon ki sarr saraahatein
ye nashe mein jhoomti zameen
hmm hmm hmm
sabke paanv choomti zameen
hmm hmm hmm
ye nashe mein jhoomti zameen
hmm hmm hmm
sabke paanv choomti zameen
hmm hmm hmm
kis kadar hai gol sirf dekh le
aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le

kitna sach hai kitna jhooth hai ae
kitna haq hai kitni loot hai
rakhh sabhi ki laaj kuchh na keh
kya hai ye samaaj kuchh na keh
dhol ka ye pol sirf dekh le
aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le

maan le jahaan ki baat ko
hmm hmm hmm
din samajh le kaali raat ko o
hmm hmm hmm
maan le jahaan ki baat ko
hmm hmm hmm
din samajh le kaali raat ko o
hmm hmm hmm
din samajh le kaali raat ko
chalne de yoon hi ye silsilaa aa
hmm hmm hmm
ye na bol kisko kya milaa aa aa
hmm hmm hmm
chalne de yoon hi ye silsilaa aa
hmm hmm hmm
ye na bol kisko kya milaa aa
hmm hmm hmm
taraazuon ka jhol sirf dekh le
aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le

————————————————————
Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————

ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले
किसी से कुछ न बोल सिर्फ देख ले
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले

ये हसीन जगमगाहटें ए
हम्म हम्म हम्म
आँचलों की सर सराहटें एं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
ये हसीन जगमगाहटें ए
हम्म हम्म हम्म
आँचलों की सर सराहटें एं
आँचलों की सर सराहटें
ये नशे में झूमती ज़मीन
हम्म हम्म हम्म
सब के पाँव चूमती ज़मीन
हम्म हम्म हम्म
ये नशे में झूमती ज़मीन
हम्म हम्म हम्म
सब के पाँव चूमती ज़मीन
हम्म हम्म हम्म
किस कदर है गोल सिर्फ देख ले
ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले

कितना सच है कितना झूठ है
कितना हक है कितनी लूट है
रख सभी की लाज कुछ न कह
क्या है ये समाज कुछ न कह
ढोल का ये पोल सिर्फ देख ले
ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले

मान ले जहां कि बात को
हम्म हम्म हम्म
दिन समझ ले काली रात को ओ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
मान ले जहां कि बात को
हम्म हम्म हम्म
दिन समझ ले काली रात को ओ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
दिन समझ ले काली रात को
चलने दे यूँही ये सिलसिला आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
ये न बोल किसी को क्या मिला आ आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
चलने दे यूँही ये सिलसिला आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
ये न बोल किसी को क्या मिला आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
तराजुओं का झोल सिर्फ देख ले
ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले

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