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 :

5063 Post No. : 16977

Today’s song is from the film Simba-1951.

The film was made by Comedy Pictures. The director was Mohammed Hussain and the music was by D C Dutt. The cast of the film was Baburao, Krishnakumari, Shaikh, Bimla, Indira, habib and others. I have not seen this film but from the photos and the posters of this film it appears to be a kind of a distorted take on a Tarzan-like story.

Hindi films have been making attempts to bring films on this ever popular story worldwide, since the first decade of the Talkie films. Films were made like Zambo-The Ape man-1937 and Zambo ka Beta-1939. Tarzan has been masqueraded in Hindi as Zambo, Zimbo, Zingaro, Simba etc and also films were made using Tarzan name directly. As many as 21 films were made with the name Tarzan. True to Indian generosity and tradition, Tarzan has been gifted with a son, a daughter, a Mehbooba and a Jalpari ! He is combined with Gorilla, King Kong, Delialah, Hercules, Magic lamp and what not. I am sure the original Tarzan would have jumped with pleasure with so many companions ! Such films came mostly in the 60’s decade and the usual heroes were Azaad and Dara Singh, in the main role. Heroines were immaterial.

These C grade action and stunt films are truly 100 % entertainment. Only condition was that you must lock up your brain and forget any body part above your shoulders, before seeing these films. The greatest misuse of ” Cinematic Liberty” was to be found in those films. But honestly, the current New generation has really missed out on something out of this world !

Entertainment at best was provided by these C grade stunt and action films of the 40’s, 50’s and the 60’s. I know, because my childhood was nurtured on the full dose of such films. I was seeing films from the age of 9-10 years or so. That was around 1949-50. I was the officially appointed chaperone or the chies guide and guard of the older generation group when they went to see Mythological films in a theatre. Other times, I used to see action films and musical or social films etc. Old films of the 40’s were shown at reduced rates of 4 annas, 6 annas etc. in theatres screening them as ” Morning Shows” from 10 to 1 pm. I had no qualms seeing any film -be it Marathi, Hindi English, Telugu, Kannada or even Bangla. I was lucky to see films of the 40’s, because later on they simply disappeared !

Some people feel seeing and enjoying C grade films is below dignity and childish. It was neither, in my opinion. Sense and cause of enjoyment is as different to individuals as are the natures of all the people. You can’t find similarity exactly. It is like the definition of Beauty. Shakespeare had said ” Beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes “. To each his own. There are millions of people worldwide who like such films and that is why such films were made. Without demand would such films be made ?

Nowadays ofcourse, such films- C grade stunt and action films are not made. Due to advanced techniques and SFX science, one can show any unimaginable trick or scene in seconds, so who needs Fight masters and DareDevil action heroes like master Bhagwan, Baburao pehelwan, Kamran, Ranjan, Fearless Nadia and their ilk ? Furthermore, action on the screen is now diversified and branched into several stereotypes.

An American – Mr. Michel aka Mike Barnum runs 2 Blogs on the Internet, namely Pedro the Ape and cinemajadoo. Most people are totally unaware of such Blogs run by an American-Mike Barnum ji. On his Blog Mike has written on at least 100+ only C grade action and stunt films alone. He has made classification by different Generes also, like Jungle films, Mystery films, Murder films, Horror films etc etc. There are Photos, posters, cast details, film stories and short Bios of unknown C grade artistes. Once you go to his Blog, you get lost for a long time. It is a great work, involving a neglected Genre of Hindi films, which was once upon a time, a very popular film variety for certain audiences. I thank him profusely for this service. Thanks, Mike Barnum ji.

The decade of the 40s and the 50s was the period when stunt and Action films were made in plenty. There were specialised actors,producers, directors,composers and even specialised audiences too for such films. Stunt and Action films was a very sweeping name for a Genre which included several types of sub-categories. When I started studying these films, I found this kind soul – Mike Burnum -who identified and classified stunt/Action films made in India, into sub categories. For the information of our esteemed readers, the different types within the generalised Stunt/Action films are…(in descending order of number of films made….)

1. Fantasy and Arabian Nights-92 films
2. Horror – 67
3. Jungle Thrillers (Tarzan/Zimbo/Zambo/Zangbo/Zingara etc)
4. New Century Horror films ( Horror films made after 2000)
5. Science Fiction
6. Chillers
7. Spies and Detective
8. Super heroes/ Heroines
9. Murder and Mystery
10. Sword Fighting and
11. Naag Films. etc etc.

In today’s film cast you will find the name Baburao. Now this is not a complete name. There were several Baburaos in the film industry like Baburao Painter, Baburao Patel, Baburao Apte, Baburao Pendharkar, Baburao Pehelwan etc. But a regular fan of action films knew that in such films Baburao means Baburao Pehelwan.

Baburao Pehelwan, hailed from Kolhapur – famous for wrestlers due to royal patronage from King Shahu Maharaj. He started his career with the Wadias as an extra doing small roles and as a duplicate for Fearless Nadia. Master Bhagwan picked him up from there and made him a hero in his stunt pictures like, ‘Badla’ (1943), ‘Madadgaar’ (1947), ‘Laalach’ (1948), ‘Jalan’ (1948), ‘Bhedi Bungla’ (1949) etc. After the eclipse of stunt and action films, by the 60s, he joined fight master Azeem Khan’s team as a fighter and a duplicate. In the film ‘Howrah Bridge’ (1958) he was Ashok Kumar’s duplicate in the final scene, where he is to climb the Howrah Bridge.

Baburao Pehelwan operated in an era when there was a spate of actors calling themselves “pehelwan”. They were in great demand in stunt and action films. At one time there were actors like Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Sadiq Pehelwan, Nandram Pehelwan, Maane Pehelwan, Amir Khan Pehelwan. There was one more actor in the 30s named Marutirao Pehelwan. He was a handsome person. He was the hero in the first Gujarati talkie film, ‘Narsi Mehta’ (1932). He married his co-star of many films Tara, elder sister of dancer Sitara Devi. After retirement, Marutirao Pehelwan settled in Dhule in Maharashtra and opened a dairy. World famous dancer Gopi Krishna was their son.

Today’s song seems to be a dance number. It is sung by harish, Shaikh and chorus.. Sheikh was a Comedy actor in the 40s,50s and the 60s. He has acted in 170 films,as per Muvyz stats. He sang 10 songs in 8 films as per HFGK (Daulat ki duniya-47, Fifty Fifty-UR, Nakli Baap-49, Jiya Raja-49, Dushman-50, Simba-51, Hatimtai-56 and Naagmani-57).

He was essentially a B and C grade film comedian, so his name is not known to most people. Sanjeev Narvekar’s book, “Eena meena deeka” gives very little information about him. In his hey-days, he was popular in a class of people who were regulars of stunt, fantasy and action films. He was a fixture in almost all Wadia films. He was the main on screen singer in the iconic qawali, “Humen to loot liya milke husn walon ne” from the film Al Hilal-58. (It was the 5000th song on this Blog)

He directed 2 films, Shahnaaz-48 and Mr.Toofan-63. He started his career in Hindi films with Pakke badmash-39. Before that he had acted in a Marathi film “Netaji Palkar-39″by Bhalji Pendharkar (info from CITWF). His last film was Aadamkhor-85. No information is available on his life anywhere.


Song- O Sheena o Sheena (Simbaa)(1951) Singers- Harish, Shaikh, Lyricist- Farukh Qaisar, MD- D C Dutt

Lyrics

Ding ding o gola
ding ding o gola

gori gori
pyaari pyaari
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena

pahle loota thha tirchhi nazar ne
bal khaati hui is kamar ne
pahle loota thha tirchhi nazar ne
bal khaati hui is kamar ne
dil bhi junglee ada ne chheena
dil bhi junglee ada ne chheena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena
o gori pyaari pyaari
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena

mere dil ki kothhariya hai chhoti
usmein phir aa basi hai ye moti
mere dil ki kothhariya hai chhoti
usmein phir aa basi hai ye moti
isne mushqil kiya mera jeena
isne mushqil kiya mera jeena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree o sheena

aeji kismat kisi ne na paari
jab ladi aankh ??
aeji kismat kisi ne na paari
jab ladi aankh ??
aur miley khaad se khaana peena
aur miley khaad se khaana peena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena


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Blog Day :

5062 Post No. : 16976

“Road No 303″(1960) was produced by Ratan Kumar and Bhikhu Bhai and directed by Dharam Kumar for Mahesh Pictures, Bombay. The move had Shubha Khote(as Sadhana), Mahmood(as Ramesh) Bhagwan(as Munna), Helen, K.N.Singh, Tiwari(aka Ramayan Tiwari), Sheelu, Altaf, Mirajkar, Maqbool, Raju, Ramlal, Fazlu, Majnu, Joshi, Kashi,S.Kerawala, Master Nissar, Baxi etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Road No 303″(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Arjun.

Only the audio of the song is available. This song sounds like club dance song, possibly picturised on Helen. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Aankhen ye kaali kaali (Road No 303)(1960) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

sun lo o o meharbaan
mushqil jeenaa yahaan
aaye..ae tum kaahaan

aankhein ye kaali kaali
baatein nishaaney waali
jaaye na waar khaali bachnaa…aaaa
dekho na aisey dekho
hum pe nazar na phenko
samjho na bholi bhaali bachnaa..aaa

bijli hoon jo bhi chhoo le
lagey sau jhatkey
lagey sau jhatkey
ye sunn lo.
dil ko zaraa samjhaa do
na hamse atkey
na hamse atkey ye sunn lo
haayye haayye haayye
aankhein ye kaali kaali
baatein nishaaney waali
jaayein na waar khaali bachnaa…aaa
sun lo o o meharbaan
mushqil jeenaa yahaan..aaan
aaaye..ae..ae tum kahaaan..aaan

zulfein ghataa kehlaayein
ghataa bhee aisee
ghataa bhee aisee ke taubaa
mere ishaarey qaatil adaa bhee aise
adaa bhee aise ke taubaa
haayye haayye haayye
aankhein ye kaali kaali
baatein nishaaney waali
jaayein na waar khaali bachnaa
sun lo..o meharbaan
mushqil jeenaa yahaan..aaan
aaye.. tum kahaan..aaan

rehnaa sambhal ke rehnaa
na phir pachhtaanaa
na phir pachhtaanaa kaheen tum
kehti hoon dekho dekho
na maarey jaanaa
naa maarey jaanaa kaheen tum
haayye haayye haayye
aankhein ye kaali kaali
baatein nishaaney waali
jaaye na waar khaali bachnaa

dekho na aisey dekho
hampe nazar na phenko
samjho na bholi bhaali bachnaa..aaa


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 :

5061 Post No. : 16975

Today’s song is from the film Mulaqat-1947.

The film was made by Taj mahal pictures.It’s all 11 songs were written by Munshi Dil Lucknowi and the film was directed by the Lyricist himself. Actually, ” Munshi ” means a Clerk, a writer, a literary assistant or a Language Teacher. How this Munshi directed the movie is a wonder. But then in the Hindi film industry, you find many such odd, unimaginable things. This was not his first directorial venture. He had already tried his hand at film-“Abla ki Shakti’-1940 and after this film, he again directed a film “Do Bhai”-1954. As a Lyricst, he write 126 songs in 16 film which included films like Iqrar-42,Naqgad narayan-43 ( a remake of Marathi film ” पैसा बोलतो आहे”), Sohni Mahiwal-46 and Laila-54. After this he migrated to Pakistan.

In Hindi, films are repeated in different ways like….

1. Same Titles – Commonest type, but not necessary that the film content will be the same. Hundreds of titles are repeated from Twice to more than 5 times. The maximum repetitions’ honour goes to the title ” INSAF “. Films with this title were made as many as 7 times. Funnily, there was at least one “Insaf” movie in each decade for 70 continuous
years ! They were made in 1937, 1946,1956, 1966,1973, 1987 and 1997. What Luck !

2. Same story – Different Titles…like Actor, Damaad and Albela – all made in 1951. Aurat teri yehi kahani-1954 and Aurat Teri kahani-1988. Many others.

3.Remakes….a) Hindi to Hindi – Aurat and Mother India, Abodh and Uphaar, Panghat-Chitchor and Main Prem ki diwani hoon, Hamare Tumhare and Khatta Meetha, Mala and Amar, Grihasthi and Ghar Basake dekho, Malkin and Biradari etc.

b) Other languages to Hindi like Marathi, Bangla, Tamil, Telugu etc. Chandralekha, Bahar, Ladki, Many films from New Theatres, Calcutta.

c) Dubbed films like Jaisimha to Jaisingh. Many films fall in this category nowadays, especially from the south.

There are many such remakes and the lists would be too long. This only proves that a popular theme/story is worth remaking a film. Why does this happen? Are there a shortage of stories ?
In 2004, a book called “Why we tell stories’, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having more than 700 pages-728 pages to be exact. The book says “There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in Novels, movies, Plays and Operas. These are
1.Overcoming the Monster
2.Rags to riches
3.The quest
4.Voyage and return
5.Rebirth or identical persons.
6.Comedy and
7.Tragedy .

After this book was published, there was chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied to all points and stuck to his statements. If we look at Hindi films, I personally feel that what the author has said is true in our case. Only thing is that our film stories are always a clever mixture of all or some of the above themes.

Today’s movie Mulaqat-47 was also a repeat title film. Films on this title were made in 1947, 1993 and 2002. This was a film with Muslim social background. The cast of the film was Naseem Banu, Prem Adib, Rama Shukla, Mumtaz Ali, Majid, Najma, Shah Nawaz and many others. The story of the film was –

Nasir (Prem Adib) is a school teacher. He and Saeeda fall in love and think of getting married. Saeeda loses her father and orphan Saeeda has to live with her Uncle and Aunt, who ill-treat her. fed up os this treatment she wants to commit suicide under a train, but is saved by a passing by Nawab Saheb (Shah Nawaz). He takes her home and decides to keep her there with them. He has a daughter who is Nasir’s student. Through her, the lovers come together again and decide to get married soon.
Meanwhile Mukarram (Rama Shukla), the vagabond son of the Nawab returns home. promising to mend his ways, he stays there. Now he too wants to marry Saeeda. The Nawab asks her. Under the burden of his help, she can not say ‘No’. The marriage is fixed.
Just one day prior to marriage, the town Police come and arrest Mukarram for a murder, which he had committed and take him away. The nawab is heartbroken. His daughter tells him about Nasi and Saeeda’s love affair. Nawab immediately calls Nasir and arranges his marriage with Saeeda. The End.

Shahnawaz Khan, known only as Shahnawaz, was born on 18-9-1906 in Hyderabad Deccan. His father was a Major in Hyderabad’s Nizam Army. During his school education, he used to act in dramas. After Matriculation, he joined the Govt. Service in Hyderabad state. He was, however, keen on joining films and dramas. After 5 years, he left the job and started a Motor car business. In that connection, he would visit Bombay often and try his luck at different studios. Finally, his efforts bore fruit and he got a Villain’s role in film Bharat ka laal-36, in which he was listed as S.Nawaz. It was a stunt film made by the Kadam brothers (Harischandra rao and Chandra rao Kadam), with Master Bhagwan as the Hero.

After this, he never went back to Hyderabad. Then came his films Daulat-37, Toofani khazana-37, Rangila Mazdoor-38, Jungle king-39, Sardar 40 etc etc. In 1940, he joined Bombay Talkies and worked in films. He was apparently in Devika Rani’s camp. He was seen in Punarmilan-40,Bandhan-40, Jhoola-41, Naya Sansar-41, Kismet – 43 and Hamari Baat-43.He also worked in Masterji-43, Police,Parakh and Anban-44, Zeenat, Bhaijan and Humayun-45 and few more films. In all, he did 35 films in India. In 1948, Shahnawaz migrated to Pakistan. He was welcomed there. He did 41 films in Pakistan (32 Urdu and 9 Punjabi). Some of his films were quite famous, like Aansoo-50, Sassi-54, Ayyaz-60 etc.

Shahnawaz died in Karachi on 18-6-1971. His last released film was Nek Parween-75.

There are two small actors. Here is some information about them, since they migrated to Pakistan after this film.

Majid’s name was Abdul Majid Syed. He was born at Farrukhabad in U.P. in 1915. His father was an Overseer. After matric in 1929, he started his business of Leather in Akola, Maharashtra. in 1935, actor, director and producer Nazeer of Hind pictures, introduced him to S.K.Daryani and he got a small role in Sher ka Panja-36 and Sangdil samaj-36. However, from film Bulldog-37, he got side roles and lead roles in films like Gentleman daku-37, insaaf-37, Rajkumari-38, Masterman-38, Zamana-38, Mud-40, Saubhagya-40, Swami-41, Swaminath-42, he also acted in more films like Najma-43, Babar-44 and Zeenat-45.

In all he did over 100 films till 1947. After Partition, he migrated to Pakistan with Nazeer and Swarnalata. In Pakistan he did just 7 films. He died on 24-9-1959.

Najma was born at Lahore on 1-12-1928. Her father was a businessman. Her real name was Naseem. Since there was already one famous actress Naseem, she changed her name. She first worked in ‘Kunwaara baap’ (1942) and ‘Uljhan’ (1942) Then came ‘Nai Zindagi’ (1943), ‘Dr Kumar’ (1944), ‘Piya Milan’ (1945)’ ‘Naseeb’ (1945) and Mulaqat-1947. Then she got married, left films and migrated to Pakistan.

Today’s song is a duet by Arunkumar Mukherjee and Binapani Mukherjee. The music was by Khemchand Prakash. Enjoy….


Song- Kaale kaale baadal mein gora gora chaand (Mulaaqaat)(1947) Singers- Binapani Mukherjee, Arunkumar Mukherjee, Lyricist- Munshi Dil Lucknowi, MD- Khemchand Prakash
Both

Lyrics

Kaale kaale baadal mein
Kaale kaale baadal mein
Kaale kaale baadal mein
gora gora chaand
jalwa dikhaa kar chala bhi gaya
haay
jalwa dikhaa kar chala bhi gaya
haay chala bhi gaya
ho chala bhi gaya

Kaale kaale baadal mein
gora gora chaand
jalwa dikhaa kar chala bhi gaya
haay
jalwa dikhaa kar chala bhi gaya
haay chala bhi gaya
ho chala bhi gaya

kuchh ro bhi gaya
kuchh gaa bhi gaya

kuchh ro bhi gaya
kuchh gaa bhi gaya
koi bijli giraa kar chala bhi gaya
haan koi bijli giraa kar chala bhi gaya
haay chala bhi gaya
ho chala bhi gaya

aaya thha koi ee ee ee ee
aaya thha koi
?????? liye huye
fariyaad lab par
aankhon mein
toofaan liye huye
mehfil ko phoonk dene ka
saamaan liye huye
apni mehfil ko

apni mehfil ko
apni mehfil to
gaati ki gaati rahi

apni mehfil to
gaati ki gaati rahi

koi aansoo bahaa kar chala bhi gaya
haan koi dukhda sunaa kar chala bhi gaya
haay chala bhi gaya
ho chala bhi gaya
Kaale kaale baadal mein
gora gora chaand
jalwa dikhaa kar chala bhi gaya
haay chala bhi gaya


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 : 5060 Post No. : 16974 Movie Count : 4599

Pancham’s Music – Eighties (1981-1990) -6 (1986)
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In today’s post we move on to Pancham’s music in 1986.

From this year onwards we can see noticeable drop in number of movies where Pancham Da had composed music. Compared to the seventeen movies in 1984 and eighteen movies in 1985, in 1986 Pancham Da composed music for only seven movies .

Here is the list of those movies.

Sno Movie Title Director Lyricist Date of Censor Certificate Status on the Blog
1 Anokhaa Rishtaa I.V. Sasi Anand Bakshi 27.06.1986 0
2 Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Ravi Tandon Anand Bakshi 15.07.1986 0
3 Jeevaa Raj Sippy Gulzar 19.11.1983 1 song posted
4 Palay Khan Ashim Samanta Anand Bakshi 03.12.1986 0
5 Samundar Rahul Rawail Anand Bakshi 03.09.1986 1 song posted
6 Shatru Pramod Chakravarty Anand Bakshi 24.07.1986 0
7 Zindagaani Prabhat Roy Anjaan, Indeevar 03.07.1986 Being introduced today

For today’s presentation we have a song from the movie ‘Zindagaani-1986’.

“Zindagaani-1986” was directed by Prabhat Roy for ‘Sangam Chitra, Bombay’. It was produced by S. Mazumdar.

It had Rakhi Gulzar, Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Ranjeet, Amjad Khan, Iftekhar, Seema Deo, Paintal, Manek Irani, Madhu Malini, Alka Nupur, Bhushan Tiwari, Kirti Kumar, Manjushree, and others. Suresh Oberoi makes a special appearance in this movie.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Fiaz Salim. Editing of this movie was done by Sudhir Verma.

It was passed by Censor Board on 03.07.1986.

This movie had four songs. They were written by Anjaan (two songs) and Indeevar (two songs).

Music for this movie was composed by R.D. Burman.

Here is the list of songs of this movie:-

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer
01 Jab se miley ho tum zindagi mein Anjaan Lata Mangeshkar
02 Kab dogi pyaar mujhe kab dogi Indeevar Asha Bhonsle, Suresh Wadkar
03 Tum tum ho to ham bhi hain kam nahin Anjaan Asha Bhonsle, Shailendra Singh
04 Pyaar ka hoon main deewaana Indeevar Kishore Kumar, Annette Pinto

So far none of the songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. Today this movie ‘Zindagaani’ makes its debut on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It is lip-synced by Rakhi Gulzar while Suresh Oberoi is also present in the picturisation of this melodious song.

Let us now listen to today’s song.

Lyrics for today’s song are written by Anjaan and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

Video

Audio

Song-Jab se miley ho tum zindagi mein (Zindagaani)(1986) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Based on audio link)

Laa laa
laa laa laa aa laa
laalaa
laalaalaa

jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
maine ye jaanaa
hai pyaar kya aa aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
maine ye jaanaa
hai pyaar kya aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein

ye kya huaa aa
jo bhi huaa
kabhi ye to honaa thha
aa
saathi mere
paa ke tujhe
ye dil to khona thha
ye kya huaa aa
jo bhi huaa
kabhi ye to honaa thha
aa
saathi mere
paa ke tujhe
ye dil to khona thha
hona yahi thha
jo ho gaya aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein ae
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein

(Dialogues not included)

tu hai jaisaa aa
koyi aisaa aa
pehle milaa hi nahin
binaa tere
zindagi ye
itni kahaan thhi haseen
tu hai jaisaa aa
koyi aisaa aa
pehle milaa hi nahin een
binaa tere
zindagi ye
itni kahaan thhi haseen
ye kya khushi hai ae
ye kya nashaa aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein ae
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein

(dialogues not included)

piyaa mere
sang tere
kahin door jaaungi ee
sapnon ki galiyon mein
naya ghar sajaaoongi
piyaa mere
sang tere
kahin door jaaungi
sapnon ki galiyon mein
naya ghar sajaaoongi
toote kahin naa sapnaa mera
aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein ae
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
maine ye jaanaa
hai pyaar kya aa aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa


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 :

5059 Post No. : 16973

Today 25th May’2022 is Remembrance Day of actor Sunil Dutt (born as Balraj Dutt, 6 June 1929 — 25 May 2005).

Sunil Dutt was active in ‘films’ around us when I was growing up in seventies. I remember to have watched his ‘black & white’ movies like ‘Ek Phool Chaar Kaante’, ‘Main Chup Rahoongi’, ‘Beti Bete’, ‘Gaban’, and movies like ‘Padosan’ and ‘Reshma Aur Shera’ in our colony club when I was a child. I do not remember correctly but I think I had also watched his ‘Post Box no.999’ as well.

Then I have vague memories of watching some of his movies with my parents, or brothers and cousins, and /or elders (like my Uncle) in the family. These are movies like ‘Sadhu Aur Shaitan’, ‘Heera’, ‘Himalay Se Ooncha’, ‘Nagin’, ‘Nehle Pe Dehla’, ‘Shaan’, ‘Yaari Dushmani’, etc.

I watched ‘Jaani Dushman’ alone as my Dad gave me ‘conditional permission’ that I will not take my younger brothers to watch the movie with me. (But the permission came only after I was punished 🙂 the day before it. I had mentioned this episode in my post on the movie ‘Jaani Dushman’.)

As a child we were always interested in watching movies irrespective of the star cast and I enjoyed watching all the above movies.

I get to watch his ‘Rocky’, ‘Dard Ka Rishta’, ‘Raaj Tilak’, ‘Watan Ke Rakhwaale’ ‘Mother India’, ‘Gumraah’, ‘Hamraaz’, ‘Mera Saaya’, ‘Insaan Jaag Uttha’, ‘Amrapali’, ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’, ‘Waqt’, ‘Khandan’ (these I watched during the years from 1983 to 1988. I passed out matriculation in 1983, stayed Akola with my grandparents for my study (but actually playing cricket and watching movies than focusing on studies. From 1985 to 1988 I was staying at Parli Vaijnath (Maharashtra)).

The movies I mentioned above are not appearing in their chronological order of release.

From the above movies, I remember I had watched ‘Padosan’ again in later years also on VCR, TV and online.

In the recent years I had watched his ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ in 2006 in Kachchh. And very recently I watched his ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ online in 2017 when I was in Kenya.

I have not watched today’s movie which is ‘Meharbaan-1967’.

“Meharbaan-1967” was directed by A. Bhim Singh for ‘A.V.M., Madras’. It was produced by A.V. Meiyappan.

It had Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Mehmood, Sudesh Kumar, Bhalla, Shaymlal, Jankidas, Umesh Sharma, Ramavtaar, Rajkishore, Mukri, Sulochana, Shashikala, Shyama, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Deo, Ashim Kumar, Kumari Padma, Master Levi, Jayanthi, Bharathi and others.

“Meharbaan-1967” had seven songs in it that were written by Rajinder Krishan. Following is the list of songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970).

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Mera gadhaa gadhon ka leader Mohd Rafi, Mehmood 09.12.2016
02 Aayega aayega ik chhail chhabilaa aayega Mohd Rafi Being presented today
03 Ik raaja ki sun lo kahaani Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi 06.06.2021
04 Saawan ki raat kaari kaari Asha Bhonsle 03.03.2022
05 Ae mere dost ae mere hamdam Mohd Rafi 21.01.2013
06 Saari duniya mein dekhe hain do anpadh naadaan Lata Mangeshkar Coming soon
07 Ik raaja ki sun lo kahaani Mohd Rafi 06.06.2021

All the songs of ‘Meharbaan-1967’ were composed by the legendary music director Ravi Shankar Sharma known to us as ‘Ravi’.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and on screen Sunil Dutt is performing on this song. Also seen in the picturisation of this song are Ashok Kumar, Bharati, Padma Khanna, Nutan, Sulochana and many others.

Let us listen to today’s song and pay our tributes to Sunil Dutt.


Song-Aayegaa aayegaa ik chhail chhabeela aayegaa (Meharbaan)(1967) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Ik din jo meri chhoti si
Gudiya ko le jaayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega

Bhool ja bachpan ki rang raliyaan
Aaye din sharmaane ke
Bhool ja bachpan ki rang raliyaan
Aaye din sharmaane ke
Chhod ke roti sang saheli
Saajan ke ghar jaane ke
Chaahe ghabraaye
Chaahe muhkdaa chhupaaye
Aane waala to aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega

Laakh chhupa le humse lekin
Chaal teri ye kehti hai
Laakh chhupa le humse lekin
Chaal teri ye kehti hai
Soorat ik albele ki
Teri ankhiyon mein rehti hai
Kaisi bal khaaye
Yahi aas lagaaye
Kab aane waala aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
haan
Aa

Do din ka ab tera basera
Baabul ke is aangan mein
Do din ka ab tera basera
Baabul ke is aangan mein
Kaisa hoga desh piya ka
Jaagi hai chinta man mein
Chain na aaye
Yahi soch sataaye
Ab aane waala aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabila aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabila aayega

Ik din jo meri chhoti si
Gudiya ko le jaayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega


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 :

5058 Post No. : 16972

Today 24th May’2022 is the (1 October 1919 − 24 May 2000) twenty-second ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ of legendary lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri.

On our blog more than one thousand one hundred songs penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri are already posted.

Today 24th May’2022 is sixty-seventh birth anniversary (born on 24th May’1955) of Music Director (& lyricist too) Rajesh Roshan.
As per statistics mentioned on the blog Rajesh Roshan has composed music for more than 842 songs. Out of these 842 songs, 153 songs are covered in the blog.

Majrooh Sultanpuri as a lyricist, and Rajesh Roshan as a music-director have collaborated in many movies. They have given Hindi Films many memorable compositions.

Their association started with Rajesh Roshan’s debut movie ‘Kunwaaraa Baap-1974’ and continued till ‘Kya Kehna-2000’, in between delivering many hit, popular and memorable songs.

Today we are going to listen to one such composition where the lyrics are written by Majrooh ji and music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The today’s song is from the movie ‘Janta Hawaldar-1979’.

“Jantaa Hawaldaar-1979” was directed by Mehmood for ‘Balaji Pictures, Bombay’.

It was produced by Manoherlal P. Chhabria and Manoher P. Jaisingh.

It had Ashok Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Yogita Bali, Kanhaiyyalal, Shailendra, Leela Chitnis, Lalita Pawar, Dhoomal, Sunder, Mohan Choti, Coca Cola, Bhushan Tiwari, Shobhana, Narendra Nath, Shobha Khote, Mehmood and others.

Hema Malini had a ‘above all’ appearance in this movie.

Abrar Alvi was the writer of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by Vishwanath Narvekar. Story of this movie was written by Mehmood.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.01.1979.

Here is a brief about this movie as mentioned on ‘Wikipedia’.

Janta Havaldar (transl. The people’s Havildar) is a 1979 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Mehmood, with Rajesh Khanna playing the title role, paired opposite Yogita Bali. The film has Ashok Kumar and Hema Malini making extended guest appearances. This film was not commercially successful at the time of its release. However, over the years, the film has been appreciated by the audiences in its screening on television and has gained a cult following over the years. This movie has songs sung by a newcomer Anwar as Kishore Kumar refused to sing for the movie as it had his ex-wife Yogita Bali in the lead.

This movie has five songs (including one two-part song), all written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Music for this movie was composed by Rajesh Roshan.

Here is the list of songs this movie has (along with their status on the blog).

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Age Julekha kahaan hai ri tu Mehmood, Eunuchs Yet to be posted
02 Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein Anwar Being discussed today
03 Aadhi roti saara kabaab Lata, Anwar, chorus 29.12.2018
04 Sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa …O kimaam Ali khan Usha Mangeshkar, Mehmood, chorus Yet to be posted
05 a) Hamse ka bhool huyi (part 1) Anwar 29.12.2013
05 b) Thokaren hamko qubool raah kisi ko mil jaaye (part 2) Anwar 29.12.2013

Today’s song is sung by Anwar. It is lip synced by Rajesh Khanna. Also seen in the picturization of this song is Yogita Bali. One stanza of this song is repeated as sad version (in background I presume) which is available in the audio link only.

Two well known songs from this movie have been discussed by Peevesie’s Mom ji on the blog and incidentally both were discussed on the birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna.

Today’s song is also a well known and popular song from this movie. I think this song should be in top songs of Majrooh Sultanpuri (and for composer Rajesh Roshan too). Anwar is the singer of this soulful song. In fact, this should also be in ‘top songs’ list of songs sung by Singer Anwar.

Let us listen to the today’s song now…

Video

Audio

Song-Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein (Janta Hawaldaar)(1979) Singer-Anwar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein
To main sab kuchh luta doongaa
Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein
To main sab kuchh luta doongaa
Mohabbat kaise ki jaati
Mohabbat kaise ki jaati
Hai duniyaa ko dikhaa doongaa
Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein

Tere naazuk haseen kadmon ke
Neeche hamsafar mere
Are o hamsafar mere
Jahaan hogaa koi kaanta
Jahaan hogaa koi kaanta
Wahaan main dil bichha doongaa
Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein

Tammannaa hai ke raushan ho
Teri duniyaa teri mehfil
Tammannaa hai ke raushan ho
Teri duniyaa teri mehfil
Teri duniyaa teri mehfil
Ujaalaa mil sake tujhko
Ujaalaa mil sake tujhko
To main ghar bhi jalaa doongaa
Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein

Bahaaraan cheez kyaa hai phool
Kaliyaan kisko kehte hain
Ke kaliyaan kisko kehte hain
Lahoo meraa salaamat main
Lahoo meraa salaamat main
Teraa jeevan sajaa doonga
Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein
To main sab kuchh luta doongaa
Mohabbat kaise ki jaati
Mohabbat kaise ki jaati
Hai duniyaa ko dikhaa doongaa
Teri aankhon ki chaahat mein

(In audio the following lines of the third stanza are repeated as sad version)

Bahaaraan cheez kyaa hain phool
Kaliyaan kisko kehte hain
Ke kaliyaan kisko kehte hain
Lahoo meraa salaamat main
Lahoo meraa salaamat main
Teraa jeevan sajaa doonga

—————————————-
Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
—————————————-

तेरी आँखों की चाहत में
तो मैं सब कुछ लुटा दूंगा
तेरी आँखों की चाहत में
तो मैं सब कुछ लुटा दूंगा
मोहब्बत कैसे की जाती
मोहब्बत कैसे की जाती
है दुनिया को दिखा दूंगा
तेरी आँखों की चाहत में

तेरे नाज़ुक हसीं क़दमों के
नीचे हमसफ़र मेरे
अरे ओ हमसफ़र मेरे
जहां होगा कोई काँटा
जहां होगा कोई काँटा
वहाँ मैं दिल बिछा दूंगा
तेरी आँखों की चाहत में

तमन्ना है के रौशन हो
तेरी दुनिया तेरी महफ़िल
तमन्ना है के रौशन हो
तेरी दुनिया तेरी महफ़िल
उजाला मिल सके तुझको
उजाला मिल सके तुझको
तो मैं घर भी जला दूंगा
तेरी आँखों की चाहत में

बहारां चीज़ क्या है फूल
कलियाँ किसको कहते हैं
के कलियाँ किसको कहते हैं
लहू मेरा सलामत मैं
लहू मेरा सलामत मैं
तेरा जीवन सजा दूंगा
तेरी आँखों की चाहत में
तो मैं सब कुछ लुटा दूंगा
मोहब्बत कैसे की जाती
मोहब्बत कैसे की जाती
है दुनिया को दिखा दूंगा
तेरी आँखों की चाहत में

(गीत कि निम्न पंक्तियाँ गीत के विषाद संस्करण में दोहराई गयीं है)

बहारां चीज़ क्या है फूल
कलियाँ किसको कहते हैं
के कलियाँ किसको कहते हैं
लहू मेरा सलामत मैं
लहू मेरा सलामत मैं
तेरा जीवन सजा दूंगा


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 :

5057 Post No. : 16971

I often wonder if is it possible to go through and listen to all the songs that have already been posted on the blog? And, can I recall each of them when somebody asks me or refer to a film’s name and pose a question about its music director, lyricists or other artists or the star-cast of the movie?

I don’t know about others but for me it seems to be an impossible task as of now. Even though I am browsing the blog every now and then each day, still there are many many movies and their songs I have to go through. And when we found a missing gem of song that has not been posted on the blog, we are surprised to note that.

Today’s song is such a song, which according to me should have been posted on the blog long back. (But then I would not have got this chance of putting my thoughts here 🙂 ).

All this would not have been possible without the ‘Geet Kosh’ and ‘links’ of these songs. For this we have to thank all who have created the ‘Geet Kosh’ and also those enthusiasts who have uploaded and made these songs available online.

Today’s song is from the ‘1950’ movie ‘Sartaaj’. This seems to be a lesser known movie of its time.

“Sartaaj-1950” was directed by S. Khalil for ‘Umar Khayyam Films, Bombay’. It had Munawwar Sultana, Motilal, Manorama, Ansari, Mirza Musharraf, Shyama, Kuckkoo, Ratanbai and others.

This movie has nine songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950).

Three lyricists were used for these nine songs, where Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote six songs, Shewan Rizvi wrote two songs and Partav Lakhanavi wrote one song in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Husnlal-Bhagtram.

Here is the list of songs in this movie and their status on the blog:-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Saajan umariya baali ho Zohrabai , chorus 23.08.2014
02 Jab teri gali mein ham aaye Lata, Shamshad, chorus 08.02.2018
03 Kal raat padosi kehta tha ye baat Shamshad, Rajagul
04 Koyi samjhega kya, sun to lena tha tumko Lata Mangeshkar
05 Jhel kar toofan bhi… toote dil ka aasraa ban jaayiye Lata Mangeshkar
06 Manwa mein pyaar doley saara sansaar doley Zohrabai, Mukesh 16.09.2011
07 Mazaa mila hai jise dil mera dukhaan mein Lata, Shamshad, chorus
08 Jo dil hi todna tha, kyon diya phir aasraa tumne Lata, Mukesh 19.10.2011
09 Rahe khush teri duniya… jigar ke tukde kiye huye… Lata Mangeshkar Being presented today

We can see from the above table that four songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist..

Music is composed by Husnalal-Bhagatram. ( After listening to today’s song the tune sounds familiar, but I am not able to recall the song that this song reminds me of.).

Only the audio of this song is available. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this song.

Last but not the least, a big thanks to our regular reader Mr Deepak Patwardhan who had send reminder of this beautiful song that was missing from the blog till now.

Let us listen to the song now …


Song-Jigar ke tukte kiye huye (Sartaaj)(1950) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

rahe khush teri duniya
chain miltaa hai kahaan hamko o o o
chaley ham to wahaan
le jaaye ab
kismat jahaan hamko o

jigar ke tukde kiye huye
ham khoon e tamanna piye huye
jigar ke tukde kiye huye
ham khoon e tamanna piye huye
aaye thhe lekar hansi labon par
jaate hain aansoo liye huye
aaye thhe lekar hansi labon par
jaate hain aansso liye huye ae

unse chhudaakar mitaa diya
bedard zamaane ye kya kiya aa aa
unse chhudaakar mitaa diya
bedard zamaane ye kya kiya aa
ye kya kiya
kisko khabar thhi
wohi nazar thhi
jin ko sahaara diye huye
kisko khabar thhi
wohi nazar thhi
jin ko sahaara diye huye
aaye thhe lekar hansi labon par
jaate hai aansso liye huye

saath ho tere
hansi khushi
ae roothhnewaale duaa yahi ee ee
saath ho tere
hansi khushi
ae roothhnewaale duaa yahi ee
duaa yahi
haaye chaley ham
leke tera gham
teri tamanna kiye huye
haaye chaley ham
leke tera gham
teri tamanna kiye huye
aaye thhe lekar hansi labon par
jaate hain aansso liye huye ae
jigar ke tukde kiye huye
ham khoon e tamanna piye huye ae


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5056 Post No. : 16970

Today’s song is a special song. It is special because it is sung by an almost unimaginable actor who was a famous villain and we could never imagine that he would have sung a solo song and a record was brought out for that song ! But then life is like that only. It has routinely presented surprises, shocks, puzzles and inconceivable situations. That’s why LIFE is interesting ! Speaking about show business, it is all the more pertinent. There are umpteen number of cases where men became actors when it was not planned and from actors they went into something totally different, unconnected activity. Let us see some examples.

Is it not a game of Fortune, when an ordinary Laboratory Technician becomes a famous and popular actor overnight and is known as Ashok Kumar ? How does one explain the conversion of a choreographer, trained by Uday Shankar, for the film Lakharani-1945 into famous director Guru Dutt ? Hari Shivdasani started as a film director with Yasmin-1935, but became an actor in 110 films. Motilal-a Navy aspirant and a casual onlooker of a shooting is invited to directly become a Hero and for next 31 years became a popular actor. Likewise Ramnarayan Venkatraman Sastry who was an M.Sc.,Ph.D. in Physics, knew 12 Indian and 4 Foreign languages, who edited a Dance and Drama Magazine, who earned a Fellowship of New York University, A grade Flier, Swimmer, Painter, a trained magician, Shooter, A.I.R. Singer and who was invited by European and American Universities for giving lectures, one fine morning was invited and became a Tamil Film Hero in 1941. He was named Ranjan and acted in 58 Hindi films, wrote film stories like Munimji-1955 and did Choreography.

The Film Industry is replete with other side examples too – like how successful actors left films and did something totally different… like Shashi Kapoor Sr. who left a blooming film career as a Child artiste of 21 films, did M.Sc.Ph.D and became a Mathematics professor in an American University. The case of Ashraf Khan is too weird to be believed. He was an actor-singer in 31 films and 59 songs, left films and became a Sufi Saint ! Mukund Rai Trivedi- one of the Frank- Rai pair of Music Directors left films, joined family beusiness of Mining, became a Billionaire and a Lok Sabha M.P. Madholal Master left films after 34 films as an MD and purued his hobby of making Puppets. He became internationally famous and was honoured by the international Puppetary Association. His ” JOKER ” puppet was used by Raj kapoor in film Mera Naam Joker. Saigal was a Typewriter salesman before becoming a singer-actor.

In these examples add one more name B. M. VYAS. The famous villain of 174 films was a stage drama actor, a singer and a Music Teacher to Mahendra Kapoor and his brother, to start with. He was a trained musician and singer. Today’s song is sung by him for the Drama ” Deewar”- staged by Prithvi Theatres in 1945. Let us take a look at his journey from a singer to a villain….

Actor Brij Mohan aka B.M.Vyas was one artiste who started as a singer, became a drama actor and then ended up as a villain, character actor. B.M.Vyas was born as Brijmohan Vyas on Vijayadashami (22 October) day of 1920 in Churu, Rajasthan. He is the younger brother of the well-known poet and lyricist, Bharat Vyas. He was married at the age of 17 when his wife, Jamna was just 11. They had 71 years of marital bliss before Jamna passed away in 2008. They had six daughters and a son. After acting in over 200 films in various languages, Vyas quit acting in the early 1990s. Then he moved to his residence in Kalyan. Having seen various shades of life, Vyas lived a contented life with his children and grandchildren.

On 15 January, 1944, actor Prithviraj Kapoor realised his dream when Prithvi Theatre, his own drama company came into being. Mahakavi Kalidas’ classic Shakuntala was chosen to be their first performance. The play’s cast included Uzra Mumtaz (younger sister of Zohra Segal) to play Shakuntala, Prithviraj Kapoor to play Dhushyant, K N Singh was cast as Rishi Kanva, Shakuntala’s foster father, Sati Devi (Bijoya Ray’s sister, Ruma Guha Thakurta’s mother) as Gautami, caretaker of Kanva Ashram who raises Shakuntala, and Hemavati (Daya Kishan Sapru’s wife) to play Shakuntala’s friend Priyamvada, among others. A young, 24 years old, B M Vyas was recruited as a singer by the drama company to sing songs in their play at a monthly salary of 75 Rupees.

Once when rehearsals for their maiden show were in progress and Vyas was done with his singing rehearsals, he was watching rehearsals of the cast. One of his songs for the play was “Bitiya Rani Kahan Kahan Tapasvi Log, Milna Julna Rehgaya Nadi Naav Sanjog”. The cast was rehearsing for a scene which needed Rishi Kanva to recite a mantra in Sanskrit, but actor K N Singh was having trouble reciting it. Prithviraj was trying to help him but was also faltering in saying it perfectly. Vyas , an expert in Hindi and Sanskrit, having immense knowledge of Ved Mantra was witnessing the proceedings for two days. It was possibly the blessing of Goddess Saraswati that inspired him to say the mantra aloud. On hearing him intone the mantra with such Brahminical precision, Prithviraj was very impressed and asked him to help K N Singh in saying the mantra correctly. But soon K N Singh informed Prithviraj ji that he will not be able to speak Devbhasha (Sanskrit) and that he should look for another artiste for the role. Prithviraj asked Prithvi Theatre’s manager Ramesh Saigal to approach Vyas for the role. Vyas , who had already acted in a Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana earlier, readily agreed and stepped into the role and thus started his journey as an actor.

While the rehearsals were still on, Vyas suffered a personal tragedy and had to go back home in Bikaner, Rajasthan. There he fell sick with typhoid. Here rehearsals were in full swing as the play was to premiere on 9 March, 1945 at the Royal Opera House. The final date was about a month away so Prithviraj asked him to come back as soon as possible. Vyas returned with his wife though he was still unwell. On the day he resumed his rehearsals he couldn’t do much due to frequent blackouts. The medication he was on did not seem to help him much. He remembers the doctor from Kalbadevi who treated him for free; with his medication, Vyas ji’s health improved considerably in just three days.

The final round of rehearsals was done and finally the day of Prithvi Theatre’s first play to be staged, arrived. For the first performance of Shakuntala, many known names of the film industry were present at Royal Opera House. In the scene where Rishi Kanva makes an entry on stage he was required to raise his hands for blessing but Vyas was still weak and his hands started shaking. He tried a lot to control them but to no avail. He then remembered that he had seen many old people whose hands and heads would involuntarily shake, so he started to shake his head too. The end result was so effective that during the play’s interval Prithviraj came and hugged him. He asked him how he developed that body language, Vyas told him about his genuine problem. Prithiviraj told him that he did a wonderful job and should continue with the same every time the play was staged.

Vyas had a long association with Prithvi Theatre, from 1944 to 1955. During this period he toured with the group to various cities and got an opportunity to showcase his singing and acting skills in various plays like – Deewar, Pathan, Aahuthi, Gaddar, Kalaakar, etc.

After Vyas joined Prithvi Theatre as a singer, he had to do regular riyaz at home. A music teacher who often heard him sing once asked if he would be willing to give music tuitions. Since his monthly salary was 75 Rupees then, Vyas agreed as this would give him additional income. The teacher took him to meet Jaichand Kapoor and soon Vyas started giving music tuitions to his elder son, Brijmohan. However his younger brother seemed more inclined and started learning music from Vyas . This youngster was none other than our legendary playback singer, Mahendra Kapoor who always acknowledged that B M Vyas was his first Guru.

Vyas had been interested in music since childhood. He is a self-taught singer. In the early 1940s Bharat Vyas called his younger brother to Mumbai. Soon Vyas ji got the opportunity to act and sing as many as twenty songs for the Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana written by Bharat . Music Director Naushad Sahab’s assistant Ghulam Muhammad who hailed from Rajasthan was very impressed when he heard Vyas’s voice in the play. He took him to meet Naushad Sahab who was working on the soundtrack of the film Pehle Aap (1944). Vyas got an opportunity to sing a group song “Hindustan Ke Hum Hain, Hindustan Hamara; Hindu Muslim Dono Ki Aakhon Ka Tara” with established singers G. M. Durrani and Shyam Kumar along with a new singer Mohammed Rafi. Since this song was supposed to be sung by soldiers on screen, Vyas and Rafi Sahab had to wear heavy boots and do a rhythmic march while singing to give an effect of an army troop. Such effects could not be added to a song with the technology available then; it all had to be done in real time. However the first ever song Vyas sang for a film was “Alakh Niranjan, Jai Jai Jai Manaranjan” from Bhartrihari (1944) which was picturized on Arun Ahuja (Govinda’s father).

Vyas gave playback in four films – Bhartrihari (1944, MD: Khemchand Prakash), Pehle Aap (1944, MD: Naushad), Maharana Pratap (1946, MD: Ram Ganguli) and Naulakha Haar (MD: R C Boral) before destiny took him on a different path. He remembers meeting Rafi Sahab years later who sweetly said “Pandit ji you changed our line (singing)” to which Vyas admitted that he did not see much of a future for himself in singing and hence switched to acting.

After Prithvi Theatre’s first play Shakuntala was staged, Devika Rani (owner of Bombay Talkies) was keen to know who played Rishi Kanva. When she saw the 24 yrs old Vyas she was surprised, she never expected to see such a young man. She offered him a role in a Bombay Talkies film to be directed by actor Jairaj but the film was never made.

When Ramesh Saigal moved away from Prithvi Theatre, he joined Chetan Anand’s company India Pictures as Production Manager. They were working on their next film Neecha Nagar (1946) when Ramesh Saigal offered Vyas a small role (protagonist’s elder brother) in the film. Prithvi Theatre never laid any restrictions on their actors; they could take outside work while working in their plays. Vyas was eager to face the camera and accepted the role with open arms. He is credited as ‘Vyas ji’s in this film. Soon he played a small role in Raj Kapoor‘s Aag (1948) where he is credited as ‘Brijmohan’. But the role that gave him recognition in the film industry was in Barsaat (1949) where he played actress Nargis’ father. For this film he is credited as ‘B. M. Vyas’. Thus Vyas ji’s film career took off and he never looked back.

He has had a long and very successful career of more than four decades and has been part of many memorable classics. He has always been a character artist who started his career with portraying old characters. His last film most probably was Maa (1991).Vyas was very keen to work with the great filmmaker V Shantaram and approached him for work. Shantaram was planning Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) and was busy casting actors to play six prisoners in the film. He did not tell him that he is Bharat’s younger brother who was the lyricist of the film. When Vyas approached him, Shantaram was initially a bit apprehensive due to his height but soon cast him as one of the prisoners, Jalia Nai. They had a month-long schedule in Kolhapur. When the reels were sent to Rajkamal Studios for processing, it was found that due to dirt particles on the lens there were lines all across the frame in all the reels and the whole month’s hard work had gone to waste. They had to reshoot the entire thing. Vyas had a tough time managing schedules due to this re-shoot as he had other films in hand too. My favourite scene of this film is where Jalia comes with an intention to kill the Jailor played by Shantaram himself. That scene showcases Vyas’ ability as a performer, his entire body language, facial expressions, use of eyes and voice in this scene is a class act, beyond words.

About the classic scene from Sampoorna Ramayan (1961) Vyas said when he was offered the role of Ravan he was thrilled, being Shastri in Sanskrit he had read so much about this mythological character. Hence he was really keen to play the part but Ravan is expected to have a powerful physique while Vyas ji had a lean frame. To overcome this hurdle he got cotton padded clothing made for the role to look fuller. The rising temperature due to lights in addition to studio heat, he would sweat profusely in those cotton padded clothes but he did not let it hinder his performance. That innovative scene where Ravan is interacting with his nine heads was a collective brainchild of Babubhai Mistry and Homi Wadia. Vyas had to enact from a fixed position in front of a stationary camera for fifteen days but the end result was very effective.

B M Vyas acted in 175 films. His first film was Neecha Nagar-46 and last film was Oh,Darling ! yeh hai India-95. Vyas ji left for a better world on 11 March, 2013. (Adapted from articles from Maitri Manthan and Blog beete hue din, with thanks.)

This is the second song from the drama Deewar-45. The first was sung by Raj kapoor, but since this was sung by an unexpected actor singer, I thought our Blog must have this song also.


Song- Iss andheri raat mein (B M Vyas NFS)(1945) Singer- B. M. Vyas, Lyricist- Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD- Ram Ganguli

Lyrics

Iss andheri raat mein
aansuon ki barsaat mein
kaun hai mera
Iss andheri raat mein
aansuon ki barsaat mein
kaun hai mera
????? mera
bhookha hoon main
pyaasa hoon main
???
aas dikha jaa ke raaja
???
aas dikha jaa ke raaja
???

—————————-
andar aajaao bhai
nahin baba main andar na aaunga
kyon

main ?? leka padta hai
maalik

yahaan de jaao
nahin to ?? bhook se kaat chuka hoon

—————————–

Iss andheri raat mein
aansuon ki barsaat mein
kaun hai mera
aas dikha jaa ke raaja
???


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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5055 Post No. : 16969

My first introduction to the voice of Singer Subir Sen was the song ‘manzil wohi hai pyaar ki raahi badal gaye’ from ‘Kathputli-1957’, and ‘dil mera ek aas ka panchhi’ from the movie ‘Aas Ka Panchhi-1961’.

I consider them as popular songs or songs that I remember most. But then, the total number of songs he sang in Hindi movies is also less than three figures viz. only twenty-eight. And the songs other than the two mentioned above seems to be very less heard or less popular except ‘main rangeela pyaar ka raahi’ from ‘Chhoti Bahan-1959’.

I often used to get confused between ‘Maaya-1960’ song ‘ae dil kahaan teri manzil’ and ‘ae dil ab kahin le jaa’ from ‘Bluff Master-1963’ as sung by Subir Sen which is actually sung by Dwijen Mukherjee and Hemant Kumar respectively. But that is how his voice sounds.

Later on, when I got associated with this blog, I shared a song ‘chandaa salone itnaa bataa de’ from the movie ‘Sati Renuka-1961’ which is a very nice duet of Subir Sen and Suman Kalyanpur. I like it very much. However, this song was also shared by Khyatiben, and her contribution got posted on the blog 😊.

I also liked his ‘hamen un raahon par chalnaa hai’ from the ‘1960’ movie ‘Maasoom’, which I came across during sharing a Sahir Ludhianvi song from the same movie.

A detailed post on Subir Sen and his songs is already on the blog which is written by our Respected Sadanand ji and readers can read it with the song ‘chaand taley jhoom jhoom’ from the movie ‘Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai-1963’. The twenty-eight songs sung by Subir Sen in Hindi movies have also been listed therein in this article.

Today we add one more song sung by Subir Sen on the blog. In fact, this song is lying with us since 2015. It is from the movie ‘Jaadui Angoothhi-1964’.

This movie was new to me when I came across it in ‘2014-2015’, and I liked almost all its songs which I then promptly sent to Atul ji.

‘Jaadui Angoothhi-1964’ alias ‘Magic Ring’ was directed by A.M. Khan for ‘A.M. Khan Productions, Bombay’. It had Chitra, Manhar Desai, Sheri, Krishnakumari, S.K. Shyam, Anil Kashmiri, Jilani, Uma Khosla, Violet, Ameerbai Karnataki, Sujata, Saroj, Sabina, Balwant Sharma, Kallan, Bagla, Chaman, Deva Kumari, Kanta Kumari and Polsan and others.

This movie had five songs composed by Suresh Kumar. Lyrics were written by Anjaan and Zafar Rahi.

Here is the list of songs in this movie :-

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 O sanan nanana hawaa lehraaye Anjaan Asha Bhonsle 08.09.2020
02 Kahaan nazar takraayi Zafar Rahi Mahendra Kapoor 09.01.2014
03 Zamaane ke hazaaron gham…Bujh gaya dil ka diyaa Zafar Rahi Subir Sen Being discussed today
04 Ude nainon se gulaal Anjaan Kamal Barot, Mahendra Kapoor
05 Dam bhar hai judaa, to haal hai ye… dil toot gaya to … Anjaan Not mentioned

(HFGK mentions Anjaan and Zafar Rahi for one song each on the movie details’ page of this movie and adds in ‘addenda’ it further mentions Zafar Rahi as lyricist for song number three. I guess that all other songs are written by Anjaan, so it makes three songs by Anjaan and two by Zafar Rahi).

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Munshi Nayaab, and dialogues were written by A.K. Khan.
Editing of this movie was done by G.G. Patil and he was assisted by Rohi Das.

Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Minoo Purshottam, Sulochana Chawhan, Subir Sen and Kamal Barot have given their voices to the songs in this movie.
As mentioned in the above table two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Subir Sen and on screen it is lip synced by Manhar Desai. Also seen in the picturization of this song, I guess, is Chitra the heroine of this movie and others.

Today’s song is a sad song. It is a nice song to listen to. Lyrics of the song can be considered as the star attraction in this song.

Let us enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song-Bujh gaya dil ka diya (Jaadui Angoothhi)(1964) Singer-Subir Sen, Lyrics-Zafar Raahi, MD-Suresh Kumar

Lyrics(According to video link)

Aa aa aa aa
Zamaane kar hazaaron o gham
Simat ke dil mein aaye hain
Kisi se dil lagaa kar
Ham badi mushkil mein aaye hain

Bujh gaya dil ka diya
To chaandni ko kya karoon
Lut gaya saaraa chaman to
Ik kali ko kya karoon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya

Jismein ho aansoo hi aansoo
Dukh jahaan ho beshumaar
Jismein ho aansoo hi aansoo
Dukh jahaan ho beshumaar
Jismein phoolon ko jalaane
Aaya karti ho bahaar
Mere maalik
Leke aisi zindagi ko Kya karoon
Kya karoon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya
To chaandni ko kya karoon
Lut gaya saaraa chaman to
Ik kali ko kya karoon oon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya

Kya pataa thha
Chaandni raaten dhuaan ban jaayengi
Kya pataa thha
Chaandni raaten dhuaan ban jaayengi
Bhoolnewaale ki yaaden
Dil ko yoon tadpaayegi
Bewafaa duniya ki is jhoothhi khushi ko
Kya karoon oon
Kya karoon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya
To chaandni ko kya karoon
Lut gaya saaraa chaman to
Ik kali ko kya karoon oon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya

Laut jaao ae bahaaron
Kyun jalaane aayi ho
Laut jaao ae bahaaron
Kyun jalaane aayi ho
Dil ke toote saaz par
Kyun gungunaane aayi ho
Gham ki shehnaai se nikli
Raagini ko kya karoon
Kya karoon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya
To chaandni ko kya karoon
Lut gaya saaraa chaman to
Ik kali ko kya karoon oon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya aa


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 :

5054 Post No. : 16968

Today’s song is from a film called ” Azadi ke Baad “-1951.

HFGK shows 10 songs for this film. It does not give record numbers or singer’s names(except for 2) for the songs. Today’s song is not listed on this page, for whatever reasons. Nevertheless, it is confirmed that this song is from this film only, as the uploader has given the photo of this record on RMIM and also mentioned on YouTube that this song is not listed in HFGK. Possibly, at the time of compilation, the record details with singers’ names etc were not available to Hamraz ji. It happened in some other film cases too.

The film was made in Calcutta by The Great Oriental Pictures. It was directed by D.K.Chatterjee. I found only this one film for this director in HFGK. The music was by K.P. Sen. This name may not be known to most readers.

During the early phase of filmmaking, Bombay was the attraction for people connected with films. Actors, directors and composers used to rush to Bombay from all over India to try their Luck.

Bengal was also not an exception. Initially almost all regional film centres in India were on a smaller scale than Bombay. Therefore more opportunities were available here. Out of the hundreds of aspirants, those with great luck and readiness to do hard work with patience won the race and made their career in Bombay. On Hard work and Luck, I remember a comment by our Atul ji on one of my posts. He commented ” The harder one works, the Luckier one gets ” (31-1-2018). How true ! Cases like composer Naushad who slept on footpaths of Bombay or Sunil Dutt, who lived in Dharavi slum, during their struggle periods are examples of such successes.

During the 1930s and the 40’s decades many Bangla composers came to Bombay and gave music to Hindi films, ranging from 1 film to 5 films. Some of them were…Radhacharan Bhattacharya, N. R. Bhattacharya, Shoolpani Mukherjee, S.P.Mukherjee, V.V.Ganguli, Niren Lahiri, Shivrani Ghosh, Mihir Kiran Bhattachrya, A.C.Biswas, Hiren Bose, Bhishmadev Chatterjee, Ramani Mukherjee, Anath Bose, Kazi nasrul islam, Anil Bagchi, Dakhina Tagore, Dhiuren Mitter, Kartik Chatterjee, Himangshu Dutt Sursagar, Jagmohan Sursagar, Subal Dasgupta, Sailesh duttagupta, Gopen Mullick, Gyanprakash Ghosh, Naresh Bhattacharya, Pratap mukherjee, Khshirodchandra Bhattacharya, Ravi Roychaudhuri, prafull Chaudhuri, T.K.Das etc etc. Some composers who did not succeed here, were real big names in Bengal, like Kazi Nazrul Islam,Niren Lahiri, Hiren Bose, Bhishmadev Chatterjee, Himangshu Dutt Sursagar, Subal Dasgupta, Gopen Mullick, Gyanprakash Ghosh etc etc

K.P.Sen, Music Director of today’s film had given music to 3 more Hindi films- Baap-46, Do Baten-49 and Shadi ke Baad-49. Film Azadi ke baad-51 was his last Hindi film. No more information about him is available. I have always stated that it is extremely difficult to get information on most Bangla artistes in any other language than Bangla.

The cast of the film was Asit Baran, Mira Mishra, Pearl,Parvati, Kalpana, Pannalal Bose, Nripen, Rekha, Sujata etc. Pearl was the sister of Violet Cooper and Patience Cooper among the 7 sisters. Pearl acted in 6 Hindi films – Indra Sabha-32, Anokha prem-34, Khudadad-35, Jahanara-35, Burkhewali-36 and Abla ki Shakti-40. Her sister Violet acted in 5 Hindi films and Patience Cooper acted in 16 Silent and 34 Talkie Hindi films. The hero was Asit Baran.

Asit Baran was born on 19-11-1913 at Calcutta in a middle class family.His pet name was kalo. He was not much interested in schooling. He learnt music and Tabla from Gyanprakash Ghosh. He became an expert in Tabla playing and did few programmes on Calcutta A.I.R. also. In one of the All India Music Conferences,Pahadi Sanyal noticed him and invited him to New Theatres. Impressed with his good looks and singing capability, he got the role of Pahadi sanyal’s younger Brother in the film ” Protisruti ”-42. He acted in severai Hindi and Bangla films of New Theatres.

His first Hindi film- Saugandh-42, was a remake of ‘ Protisruti ‘. He did the same role in Hindi also. His songs became popular.In all,Asit Baran acted and sang in 43 films-Hindi and Bangla together. Some of his Hindi films were Saugandh,Jawab,Wapas,Arabian Nights,Parineeta,Suhag Sindoor,Kashinath,Wasiyatnama,Manzoor,Roop kahani,faraar,Azadi ke baad etc. He left New Theatres in 1952 and came to Bombay on the invitation by Sailesh Mukherjee,to act in Suhag Sindoor. By this time,his voice had deteriorated and he was given playback by Sailesh Mukherjee. Same thing happened to Parineeta also. He acted in 14 Hindi films and sang 24 songs in 10 films. His last film was Babla-53

Asit Baran returned to Calcutta and did some more Bangla films. He founded a Theatre group called “Rangorash” which spread the teachings of Shri Ramkrishna Paramhans ji.

He died on 27-12-1984 at Calcutta.

Today’s song is almost a qawwali – an unusual genre of songs in films coming from Calcutta. By the way, as per an internet site, the film Azadi ke baad-51 was a remake of Bengali film Sahajatri-51, directed by Agradoot (Bibhuti Laha). Today’s song is sung by Pannalal Bose and chorus. Pannalal Bose was a Bangla actor and singer, This is the only song he sang in Hindi and considering that, his pronunciation and diction of Hindi words is very good. Needless to say that no information is available about him anywhere.


Song- Saamne hai yaar ka (Aazaadi Ke Baad)(1951) Singer-Pannalal Bose, Lyricist- M.Razi Banarasi, MD- K.P.Sen
Chorus

Lyrics

Saamne hai yaar ka nakshe ka pepa(?) choom le
hai dile naadaan yahi
jannat ka naqshaa choom le
hai dile naadaan yahi
jannat ka naqshaa choom le

kyun bhatakta hai bata aa aa aa
jairo- ??haram mein khaam khaa
kyun bhatakta hai bata
jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa

hey jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa
jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa
aa aa aa aa
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda choom le
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
karke sajda choom le

dekhna gar hai tujhe ae ae
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
dekhna gar hai tujhe
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka

ae jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
karke ?? kar madeene
?? unka roza choom le
karke ?? jaa kar madeene
?? unka roza
karke ?? jaa kar madeene
unka roza?? choom le

jiski hai talaash wo o o o o
parda nasheen parde mein hai ae ae
parda nasheen parde mein hai
parda nasheen parde mein hai
hey
parda nasheen parde mein hai

?? pehle parda choom le
??
ae jee pehle parda
??
aahe pahle parda
?? pahle parda choom le

?? ne ? ne ae ae
?? jaakar choom li
/ ne ? ne ae ae
?? jaakar choom li

hey ?? jaakar choom li
?? jaakar choom li
aa aa aa aa
?? yaar ka
tu ban ke shaida choom le
?? yaar ka
ae jee banke shailda
?? yaar ka
ae jee ban ke shaida
?? yaar ka
tu ban ke shaida choom le
haan saamne hai yaar ka
naqshe ka pepa (??) choom le ae ae ae

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