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


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“Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein”(1977) was produced by A Khalia and Nariman Baria and directed by Meraj Ansari for Navsampati Productions, Bombay. This movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Farida Jalal, Leela Chitnis, Master Raju Shrestha, Indrani Mukherjee, Amjad Khan, Asrani, Kanhaiyalal, Leela Mishra, Jeetendra, Rekha, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri, Sharma, Pratima Devi, Dhumal, Shahid Bijnori, Sunder etc in it.

Three songs from the movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fourth song from “Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein”(1977) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a mujra song in a village setting. Rekha plays the mujrewaali. She is being watched by the usual suspects like Rajesh Khanna, Amjad Khan,Asrani etc. Even a kid like Master Raju is allowed to watch this stuff and he alongwith his chum seems to be enjoying the stuff to his heart’s content. They obviously did not believe in depriving young kids from wachin grown up stuff in those areas. 🙂


Song-Surmewaale sainyyaan hamaaaro jee (Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein)(1977) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

surme waale sainya hamaaro ji
surme waale sainya hamaaro ji
bagal waale ghar se pukaaro ji
surme waale sainya hamaaro ji
hamaaro ji ee
surme waale sainya
bagal waale ghar se pukaaro
pukaaro
haan
surme walae sainya hamaro ji ee
bagal waale ghar se pukaaaaro ji

zahar khaake marti ee ee ee ee
jahar khaake marti
zahar dena baniya
zahar khaake marti
zahar dena baniya
zahar khaake marti
zahar dena baniya
kasam khaa ke mar gayi
tumhaari
haan aan aan tumhaari
ho o o
tumhari chandaiya
najar laagi hamko
najariya utaaro
haan aan utaaro
ho o utaaro ji ee
surme waale sainya hamaaro ji ee
bagal waale ghar se pukaaro ji

zila ghaazipur mein ae ae ae ae
zila ghaazipur mein najariya ladi thhi
zila ghaazipur mein najariya ladi thhi
zila ghaazipur mein najariya ladi thhi
main pal bhar ko thaane ke baahar
haan aan aan aan baahar
ho o o baahar
khadi thhi
dhamak dai se pakdi kaliya hamaaro
haan hamaaro
ho hamaaro ji ee
surme wale sainya hamaro ji ee
bagal waale ghar se pukaaro ji
surme waale sainya hamaaro ji ee
bagal waale ghar se pukaaro ji


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“Phir Kab Milogi” (1974) was produced by Hari Mehra and directed by Hrishikesh Mukharjee. The movie had Biswajeet, Mala Sinha, David, Deven Verma, Bipin Gupta, Vijaya Chaudhary, Abhi Bhattacharya, Parveen Paul, Ansari, Sailesh Kumar, Naaz, Uma Dutt, Neelima, Shridhar, Sujata, Bishan Khanna, Vikram etc, with Dilip Kumar is a special role.

The movie had five songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past

Here is the fifth and final song from “Phir Kab Milogi” (1974) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. The song is picturised on Mala Sinha and Vishwajeet.

Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra long long ago (in april 2013, to be exact. 🙂 )

With this song, “Phir Kab Milogi” (1974) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio (Longer)

Video

Song-Le gayi khushboo maang ke bahaar (Phir Kab Milogi)(1974) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
hmm hmm hmmm
le gayee khushboo
le gayee khushboo
maang ke bahaar
le gayee khushboo
maang ke bahaar
mehki main aisi
leke teraa pyaar
mehki main aisi
leke teraa pyaar
le gayee khushboo

ab toh muhabbat
dil mein samaayee
kaali latein
goraa badan
leke ae ae
tere paas aayee
ab toh muhabbat
dil mein samaayee
kaali latein
goraa badan
leke ae ae
tere paas aayee
hai samaayaa sainyyaan
in meri aahon mein tu
hoon mehak main teri
rakhnaa mujhe baahon mein tu
aa gayaa mausam
chhodke gulzaar
aa gayaa mausam
chhodke gulzar
mehki main aisee
leke teraa pyaar
mehki main aisee
leke teraa pyaar
le gayee khushboo

meraa toh aisaa
pyaar anokhaa
kabhi kabhi huaa balam
khud pe ae ae
aur saa dhokhaa
meraa toh aisaa
pyaar anokhaa
kabhi kabhi huaa balam
khud pe ae ae
aur kaa dhokhaa
na samajh mein aaye
par baat sun le piyaa
pee Milan ko maine
sau rang hain badle piyaa
tod ke aayee laaj ki deewaar
tod ke aayee laaj ki deewaar
mehki main aisee
leke teraa pyaar
le gayee khushboo
maang ke bahaar
le gayee khushboo
maang ke bahaar
mehki main aisee
leke teraa pyaar
mehki main aisee
leke teraa pyaar


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“Dharm Patni”(1953) was directed by Ramchandra Thakur for Harishchandra Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Mahipal, Nirupa Roy, Moti sagar, Durga Khote, Yashodhara Katju, Niru, Mona, Kumar, Gope, Bhagwandas, Dalpat, Eruch Tarapore, hameed, Dewaskar, Maqbool, Deepak Nayudu, Parvati Bai, anwari, Vijaybala, Dewan etc in it.

This “social” movie had si songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Dharm Patni”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jamal Sen.

I am unable to identify the lady who lip syncs this song while seated at the grand piano. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her. Audio quality of the video link is poor. One needs to listen to the audio version of the song to derive full pleasure out of this rare song from this forgotten movie.

I may have erred at a few places while noting down the lyrics of the song. I request our readers with keener ears to suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.

With this song, “Dharm Patni”(1953) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Lagi tumse lagan mere bhole sajan (Dharm Patni)(1953) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Jamal Sen

Lyrics

lagi tumse lagan
mere bhole sajan
dil hai mera magan
tere pyaar mein
lagi tumse lagan
mere bhole sajan
dil hai mera magan
tere pyaar mein

chaand ki raaten
taaron ki baaten (?)
hum tum jhoomen gagan mein aen aen
hum tum jhoomen gagan mein
lagi tumse lagan
mere bhole sajan
dil hai mera magan
dil hai mera magan
tere pyaar mein
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

raat rangeeli
rut hai suhaani
raat rangeeli
rut hai suhaani
gungun gaaye jawaani ee
gungun gaaye jawaani
khil raha hai chaman
muskuraata hai man
naachte hain nayan is bahaar mein
lagi tumse lagan
mere bhole sajan
dil hai mera magan
tere pyaar mein

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

khile phool aur mast hawaayen
khile phool aur mast hawaayen
jhoom rahi hain lataayen
jhoom rahi hain lataayen
aao aao sanam
tumhen meri kasam
man machalta balam
tere intzaar mein

chaand ki raaten taaron ki baaten (?)
hum tum jhoomen gagan mein
hum tum jhoomen gagan mein
lagi tumse lagan mere bhole sajan
dil hai mera magan
dil hai mera magan tere pyaar mein


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Many aspirants, dreaming of becoming actor, singer, lyricist, music director etc. have been attracted towards Bollywood right from the time that sound films came into existence in 1931. However, a significantly large numbers of such aspirants do not get a chance to prove their perceived talents. Some of them who get chances in Bollywood are mainly those who have their relatives or friends to recommend them to producers/directors. But there is no guarantee that they would be successful and would establish themselves in the Hindi film industry. Many of them had to either leave the film industry or look for some other vocations in the film industry which were not of their choices.

Take, for example, the case of Jaidev, the music director. In 1933, he ran away from home in Ludhiana and landed in Bombay (Mumbai) to become an actor. He did some small roles in films like ‘Hunterwaali’ (1935), ‘Miss Frontier Mail’ (1936), ‘Desh Deepak’ (1937) etc. But he did not get any important acting roles as an actor during those 4 years. However, due to family problems, Jaidev had to return to his home in Ludhiana. He made his second attempt to try his luck in Bollywood, but this time, as a music director. During the break from Bollywood, he got trained in Hindustani classical music under the tutelage of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. So circumstances made him to give up his dream of becoming an actor in Bollywood and instead chose to be a music director.

The case of Raj Khosla is somewhat unique. The ace director who is remembered for his films like ‘CID’ (1956), ‘Kaala Paani’ (1958), ‘Bambai Ka Babu’ (1960), Wo Kaun Thhi’ (1964), ‘Mera Saaya’ (1966), ‘Do Raaste’ (1969), ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’ (1971), ‘Main Tulsi Tere Angan Ki’ (1978), ‘Dostana’ (1980) etc had landed in Bombay from Ludhiana in 1946 to become a playback singer. He was trained in Hindustani classical music and worked with All India Radio in its music department for a short period. He got his first chance in playback singing in ‘Bhool Bhulaiyya’ (1949). His second and probably the last song as a playback singer was rail mein jiya mora sananan hoye re in ‘Aankhen’ (1950) under the baton of Madan Mohan. Interestingly, Raj Khosla worked as an assistant to Madan Mohan for this film.

What was the reason for Raj Khosla to abandon his dream of becoming a playback singer? A chance meeting with Dev Anand changed the course of his filmy career. Dev Anand felt that he had better talent as a director. He put Raj Khosla under Guru Dutt as Assistant Director for ‘Baazi’ (1951) which was produced by Navketan. The film became a grand hit. Raj Khosla also assisted Guru Dutt in ‘Jaal’ (1952).

Raj Khosla’s work as an Assistant Director in these two films in which Dev Anand was in the lead roles must have impressed him. He promoted him to direct ‘Milaap’ (1955), his debut film as a director. N Datta who had assisted S D Burman in ‘Jaal’ (1952) also got his first chance as a full-fledged music director for this film. I have seen the film on YT long back and I enjoyed it both in terms of the treatment of the story as well as the songs. But the film did not fare well at the box office.

The failure of the film at the box office did not deter Dev Anand and Guru Dutt in giving the responsibility of directing latter’s film ‘CID’ (1956). The film was a huge box office success. Raj Khosla had made his presence felt in Bollywood. The rest is history. The assessment of Dev Anand about Raj Khosla’s talent as a director came out to be correct. But in the process, Raj Khosla’s playback singing career was shelved.

In my view, directors who are musically inclined are in a better position to make picturisation of song sequences more interesting for the movie watchers. Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla and Vijay Anand are some such eamples of directors who were musically inclined. I regard them as the top directors whose style of song picturisation is something that I look forward to while watching the videos of songs in their movies.

Sometimes, directors’ knowledge of the film music can cause them to interfere in the work of music directors. Raj Khosla was no exception if I go by a couple of the interviews of music directors. O P Nayyar, who had worked with Raj Khosla in ‘CID’ (1956), was on record saying that when Raj Khosla tried to impose his composition in some songs of ‘Ek Musafir Ek Hasina’ (1962), he threatened to walk out of the film. Shashdhar Mukherjee, the producer of the film had to intervene in the matter. The outcome was that both Raj Khosla and O P Nayyar did not work together in films thereafter. Madan Mohan and Raj Khosla also did not work together after ‘Chiraag’ (1969), though according to Sanjeev Kohli, Madan Mohan’s son, Raj Khosla and Madan Mohan remained good friends till the last.

Raj Khosla had also rendered one version song ‘toote na dil toote na’ from ‘Andaz’ (1949) originally sung by Mukesh for the film. I have heard this song on Radio Ceylon but I could not find it on YT. Although his voice was nowhere near to the voice of Mukesh, but his rendition was flawless.

As I said earlier, Raj Khosla rendered his first playback song for BHOOL BHULAIYYA (1949). The film was produced by Ranjit Movietone and it was directed by Taimur Behram Shaw. The star cast included Agha, Zeb Qureshi, Bhudo Advani, Pesi Patel, Maruti Rao, Anwari etc. From the star cast, the film appears to be a B grade production. Not much is known about the genre or the story of the film.

The film had 10 songs written by B R Sharma (7), Pandit Indra (2) and Rajendra Krishan (1) which were set to music by Bulo C Rani. One song from the film has been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the second song ‘madhur suron mein suno jhamela’ from the film which is the first ever song rendered by Raj Khosla for a film. The song was penned by B R Sharma.

This is a rare song in the sense that it was not available on YT until I made the video of the song from mp3 clip and uploaded the same on YT few months back.

Enjoy this rare fun song from a rare voice.


Song-Madhur suron mein suno jhamela (Bhool Bhulaiyya)(1949) Singer-Raj Khosla, Lyrics-Butaram Sharma, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

madhur suron mein suno jhamela
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi laila aa
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi laila aa

hil mil ke donon ne
aisa pyaar ka naatak khela
pagdi ban gayi daak kaa thhela
pagdi ban gayi daak kaa thhela
thhela aa
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi laila aa
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi laila aa

pagdi ke baahar ki makhmal
andar thhi khatmal ki mehfil
ik khatmal ne aag laga dee ee
kaat ke aisi break laga dee
ruk gaya pyaar kaa thhelaa
thhelaa
thhelaa
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi lailaa aaaa

beech bhanwar mein chhod ke naiyya
aap to chhup gaye khatmal bhaiyya
sang liya laala ko apne
toot gaye sab pyaar ke sapne
rah gaya majnu akela
akela
akela
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi lailaa….aaa


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“Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”(1978) was inspired from Eric Segal’s immortal novel “Love Story”.

Majority of movie watchers including me, who watched “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”(1978) did not know about the source of inspiration of the movie. The movie was a bo office hit. People wathing the movie liked it for its story and for its music. My own feeling is that the music of this movie may have played the bigger role in ensuring that the movie was a money spinner for Rajshree Productions, the makers of this movie.

The movie had five songs according to HFGK. Some other sources count the titke song as two or three separate songs and thus arrive at the figure of seven songs, but I will go by HFGK. Out of five songs from the movie, four have been discussed in the past. Here is the fifth and final song from “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”(1978) to appear in the blog.

Like the other songs from the movie, this song too is a heartwarming song to listen to. It is sung by Hemlata and Shailendra Singh and it is picturised on the lead pair of Ranjeeta and Sachin. In this song, they compare notes about what they will do and where they would be after they grew up. A very natural curiosity and this leads to some gentle teasing and leg pulling as well.

It was one of several movies that I had watched while bunking my afternoon practical class. I must say that I too was wondering what I would be dong in future if I watched movies instead of concentrating on my classes. Fortunately I survived (only just about) to tell the tale. 🙂

Ravindra Jain is the lyricist as well as the music director of this song. To my mind, Ravindra Jain’s lyrics and music was the major reason for the bo office success of this movie.

With this song, “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”(1978) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Ek din tum bahut bade banoge ek din (Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se)(1978) Singers-Hemlata, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

ek din
tum bahut bade banoge ek din
chaand se chamak uthhoge ek din
will you forget me then
how I can
tell me how I can

ek din
tum bahut bade banoge ek din
chaand se chamak uthhoge ek din
will you forget me then
how I can
tell me how I can

maan lo kahin ki shahzaadi
baithi ho tumhaare liye aankhen bichhaaye
aur usey ye zid ho ki wo shaadi
kisi se naa karegi
tumhaare sivaaye
will you forget me then
yes I can
if only you can
ek din
le gayaa tumhen jo koi ajnabi
gair ki jo ho gayi ye zindagi
will you forget me then

gentleman
oh no gentleman

saans saans mein tumhaari khushboo
kis tarah jiyungaa bolo tumko bhulaa ke
dil pe jaan pe kar chuki ho jaadoo
jaanti ho poochhati ho phir bhi sataa ke
will you forget me then

gentleman
sorry gentleman
laa laa laa
lalalalalalalala
lalalalaalalalalala
lalalalalalala
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm


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Today (16 january 2017) is the 91st birth anniversary of O P Nayyar (16 January 1926 – 28 January 2007). Like C Ramchandra, both his anniversaries fall in the month of January.

It is interesting to realise that the music of these two composers was built around the singing prowess of two singing sisters.

C Ramchandra composed his best music when he tied up with Lata. Lata broke up with him in late 1950s and C Ramchandra was no longer the same music director.

O P Nayyar was one music director who made his mark without utilising the voice of Lata even once. But whose voice did he utilse instead ? Lata’s younger sister’s voice. The reliance of O P Nayyar on Asha Bhonsle’s voice was just as total as C Ramchandra’s was on Lata’s voice.

Asha Bhonsle and O P Nayyar managed to stick together till “Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Jaaye”(1973) and then they parted ways in the most bitter manner possible. Their parting of ways has been discussed by many people and it has been discussed even in this blog while discussing another song from this movie.

“Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye”(1973) had some superb songs rendered by Asha Bhonsle. Four of these songs have already been discussed in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye”(1973) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar, of course.

The song is picturised on Rekha, with Premnath and Sunil Dutt also visible in the picturisation.

Prakashchandra, who sent me the lyrics of this song alongwith other information about this song. He shares an interesting information about the picturisation of this song. He informs us that this song was picturised at Empire theatre, Jabalpur. It is a very interesting information indeed. “Empire Talkies”, located near Jabalpur Railway station on Army land was owned by Premnath. This talkies functioned as long as Premnath was alive but it got shut down after the death of Premnath. His sons did not bother to run the talkies. The building, after decades of disrepair collapsed a few years ago. When the sons of Premnath did not respond then the military administration retook possision of the structure,

There is a bus stand near the hall and it is known as empire talkies bus stop. I suppose this name will continue to be used even though the talkies has now collapsed. It is interesting to realise that Rekha, Sunil Dutt and Premnath had shot for the picturisation of this song some 45 years ago !

Here is this superb song from “Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye”(1973)- a movie that has so many stories associated with it.


Song-Dekho arre dilbar (Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye)(1973) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

dekho
arrey dilbar
dekho
arrey dilbar
tere pyaar ne
haaye kar daalaa
dil tukde tukde
dekho
arrey dilbar
tere pyaar ne
haaye kar daalaa
dil tukde tukde
dekho
arrey dilbar

zulm se tere
jab jab dil ka
sheesha toota hai
har tukde mein
hamne teraa
mukhdaa dekha hai ae
zulm se tere
jab jab dil ka
sheesha toota hai
har tukde mein
hamne teraa
mukhdaa dekha hai ae
donon ki zindagi
pyaasi hai pyaar ki
donon ki zindagi ee
pyaasi hai pyaar ki
dil meraa kahey
chhod ke mujhe
aur kahin mat jaanaa
ohho dekho
arrey dilbar
tere pyaar ne
haayye kar daalaa
dil tukde tukde
dekho naa
arrey dilbar

zulf ki thandak
hhaa
jism ki garmi
ohhhoo
zulf ki thandak
jism ki garmi
donon tadpaaye ae
haal ye apnaa
aakhir kisko
kehne hum jaayein aen
zulf ki thandak
jism ki garmi
dono tadpaayen
haal ye apnaa
aakhir kisko
kehne hum jaayein
mushkil hai kaatnaa
ek pal tere binaa
mushkil hai kaatnaa aa
ek pal tere binaa
meri nigaah par
kabhi yakeen kar
maan bhi ley
mera kehnaa
ohho dekho
arrey dilbar
tere pyaar ne
haayye kar daala..aaaa
dil tukde tukde
dekho


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Today’s song is from the film Taksaal-56. It is sung by S.D.Batish and Lakshmi Shankar with chorus.

Normal, ordinary people, after retirement spend time with friends, relatives, engage themselves in a hobby and relax in general. For politicians, there is no retirement and the people from Armed Forces take up another job or join some NGO and do social work.

Ever thought what an Actor, Director or a Singer did after he stops working in film line-voluntarily or by compulsion ? There are people who simply disappear without a trace, few people do some business and still some others spend peaceful time with family.

There are cases where,the person stops working in film line and lives a life of misery,sorrow and helplessness. I remember the case of Master Nissar. Once upon a time he was so popular that even the Governor’s car had to stop because of the fans of Master Nissar crowding around his car in the mid traffic. In his last days he practiced body massaging and died a pauper. Wasti- the handsome Hero of yesteryears was seen begging near Liberty Theatre in Bombay. The singer-actor Parshuram begged on road and died on footpath. Singer Vatsala Kumthekar roamed on the streets of Bombay as a mad woman and died as an unknown person on a bridge in Bombay. One of the onlookers recognised her.

The Lara Lappa Girl Meena Shrey died in poverty. She was seen collecting money from people for her daughter’s marriage and after her own death her last rites were performed thanks to contribution from people. Sajjad Hussain, G.M.Durani, Karan Dewan, Bharat Bhushan, Pradeep Kumar and many others died unsung, unknown and in poverty.

However there are few-only few- cases where, after retiring from films, people have achieved enviable success and earned a brighter image.

Shashichand Kapoor ( Shashi kapoor Sr.) stopped work after 21 films, continued his studies, did a Post Graduation in Maths and then Ph.D. from America and became a Professor of Mathematics in a prestigious University in USA ! Both actor-singer Surendra and actress Durga Khote-separately-started Documentary and Ad film production companies and were very successful.

The singers of today’s song, S.D. Batish and Lakshmi Shankar were also those who did exemplary work abroad to promote the Indian classical music. After he stopped working in Hindi films, S.D.Batish first went to U.K. before settling in USA. S.D.Batish did monumental work in UK and USA to promote Indian classical music. He did shows on BBC, wrote Books like Ragapedia etc, made documentaries and opened ” Batish Institute of music and Fine Arts ” in California. For HFM lovers and old Film lovers, these are matters of Pride.

Laxmi Shankar too went to USA, after retiring from Hindi film playback singing. She won several awards, got nominated for Grammy awards, held several shows and taught Classical music to American students. She was held in high esteem in USA. She died very recently, on 30-12-2013 in USA. After her death, ‘IndiaWest’ published her obituary, which clearly indicated her achievements and respect she earned in USA-

” One of the most influential Indian musicians in America, vocalist Lakshmi Shankar, passed away Dec. 30 evening in Southern California, surrounded by her son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and close friends. She was 87.

Shankar was extraordinarily versatile, excelling in Indian classical dance before illness halted her dancing career and she committed herself to vocal music. Shankar was proficient in a wide range of Indian vocal music styles including Carnatic, khayal, thumri, dadra, kajri, Rabindra sangeet and bhajans, and sang in 14 languages.

“Bhajans were her specialty,” her son, Kumar Shankar, told India-West by phone Jan. 2. “As far as I’m concerned, nobody could sing a bhajan like her.”

Lakshmi Shankar was born on June 16, 1926, in the eastern Indian city of Jamshedpur, and first trained as a child in Bharatnatyam. Later on, she was accepted into the prestigious music institute founded by Uday Shankar in Almora, in what is now Uttarakhand.

While working under Shankar, she mastered the Manipuri, Kathakali and ballet styles, and it was there that she met her future husband, Rajendra Shankar, Uday’s brother. The two were married in 1941, and went on to settle in Mumbai, where Lakshmi’s career grew as an actress and dancer, also branching out into playback singing for regional films.

In the early 1950s, she was struck with pleurisy, a condition that leads to painful inflammation of the membrane surrounding the lungs. “She could not dance,” explained Kumar. “She had breathing problems, and problem of weight gain.”

But instead of giving up the arts, Lakshmi Shankar decided to put her talent on course in a different direction. In an interview with Traditions Engaged, she explained, “I know the meaning of what I am singing which is a very big thing in music. When I sing I see the expression and the movement of the words and feel them as a dancer would.”

Lakshmi Shankar had a musical epiphany when she discovered ghazals and other north Indian music forms, and soon started studying with Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan of the Patiala gharana. Her new affection for Hindustani music led her to collaborate with sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar(brother to Uday and Rajendra), for whom she assisted in many projects for ballets, films and festivals. It was a family affair, with her son Kumar handling sound checks for their performances.

Through her work with Ravi Shankar, Lakshmi’s talent was able to reach a global audience. She made numerous recordings with Western artists, including on the soundtrack to Richard Attenborough’s film “Gandhi,” and in 1974 she toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe with George Harrison and Ravi Shankar as the lead singer for George Harrison’s groundbreaking “Music Festival from India.”

Among the many honors she received, her 2008 Grammy nomination for “Dancing in the Light” was a milestone, but Shankar also received a Durfee Foundation grant to teach Indian music to American students; a Kalpana Chawla Award for “Woman of the Year”; a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bengali Association of New York; and an award for “Uplifting the World with Music” from Sri Chinmoy.

Kumar Shankar explained that a private memorial will be held January 6 in the San Fernando Valley, and a more public memorial will take place at this year’s Ravi Shankar Foundation music festival. A statement from the Shankar family reads: “She had a heavenly voice which would melt any heart. She was a kind and beautiful soul. We will miss her.”

Lakshmi’s children, Kumar and Vijayshri (who passed away in 1995), were blessed to grow up in a household where nonstop music filled every day, explained Kumar. “She would practice for hours and hours each day … we were surrounded by music all the time.”

Knowing that her loss will also be felt by countless music lovers around the world is small comfort for Kumar. “I have mixed feelings,” he told India-West. “I knew it would happen. But it’s overwhelming.”

Hats off to these two worthy souls who did monumental work in spreading the Indian culture in advanced countries.

TAKSAL-1956 was a Hemen Gupta Production film, Produced and Directed by Hemen Gupta himself.

Hemen Gupta was a well known name in Bangla filmdom,but he also dabbled in Hindi starting with Anand Math,Ferry,Minar,Babar,Kabuliwala and finally Netaji Subhashchandra Bose in 1966.

The mid fifties was era in India where the hugh middle class was besotted with Nehru’s Socialism. Indian Film Industry did not lag behind and in this period many films were made either openly or subtly supporting the socialist cause. Mehboob, K.A.Abbas and others of the ilk were sold to this ideology and made films on such themes.Film makers like B.R.Chopra was another who espoused the cause of correcting the social evils like prostitution, Communal feelings etc.The dignity of labour(Naya Daur) and Villege life of poor farmers(Mother India) were made into films.

For the common man socialism meant all rich is bad, all poor is good.

Those making money,even honestly,were looked down upon.

Taksal was yet another such movie which stressed that Money is not the solution to all problems and money is only the means and not the End.

Jatin Mukherji (Balraj Sahni) an honest and brilliant lawyer, his wife Maya(Nirupa Roy), 3 children and his unmarried sister(Smriti Biswas) are happily living together. Maya is very religious. She does not allow Jatin to take any case of cheating, murder or crime. Slowly his practice goes down and he becomes so poor that his son Ram dies for lack of treatment. At the same time, his sister commits suicide when she is raped by her employer.

Jatin thinks that all his problems are because he is poor, so he decided to make money by hook or crook. He does so, by indulging in many illegal affairs, against the advice of Maya. He becomes very rich.

The “Lambe haath of kanoon” catch up with him one day and no amount of money saves him. He realises then that Money can not solve all problems. But it is too late.

The music is by Roshan, assisted by H.K.Maria. The film had 3 very good bhajans. There were 8 songs and 6 singers-Lata, Rafi, S D Batish, Uma Devi, Laxmi Shankar and Ratna Gupta. This singer Ratna Gupta was the wife of Director/Producer Hemen Gupta. She sang total 6 songs in his 2 films Ferry-54 and Taksaal-56. Ratna Gupta was the mother of actress Archana, who acted in Umang-70, Buddha Mil Gaya-71, and Anokha Daan-72. Then she got married. Archana had acted as a child artist Bula in film Ferry-54. She had even sung a song with another child artist Master Babu ( son of Hemant kumar. Later as an adult actor Ritesh he worked in few films too. He married Maushumi Chatterjee.)

Let us now listen to this duet of Batish and Lakshmi shankar. The song seems to be tuned after some folk song.


Song-Aaye sajna hamaar leke doliyaa kahaar (Taksaal)(1956) Singers- S D Batish, , Lakshmi Shankar, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

aaye sajna hamaar
leke doliyaa kahaar
chali jaibe munh dhaanp ke chadariyaa mein
aaye sajna hamaar
leke doliyaa kahaar
chali jaibe munh dhaanp ke chadariyaa mein

mil lo mil lo sakhiyaan
kar lo do do batiyaan
mil lo mil lo sakhiyaan
kar lo do do batiyaan
abse ? nagariya mein
aaye sajna hamaar
le ke doliyaa kahaar
chali jaibe munh dhaanp ke chadariyaa mein

maathe bindiyaa sajaake
hanse mehandiyaa lagake
dekho dulhan saj ke sjaaye ke chali

aisi jaldi machaaye
zara ruke na rukaaye
naata barson ka sabse chhudaaye ke chali
naata barson ka sabse chhudaaye ke chali
bhaiya ansuwaa bahawe
jiya kale nahin paawe
kahe bahna kaahe hamen bisraaye ke chali
koi gale se lagaawe
koi mangiyaa sanwaare
koi itar lagaawe re chunariya mein
aaye sajana hamaar
leke doliyaa kahaar
chali jaibe munh dhaanp ke chadariyaa mein
aaye sajna hamaar
leke doliyaa kahaar
chali jaibe munh dhaanp ke chadariyaa mein

ja tu raam hawaale
daata tujhko sambhaale
wohi sabhoon ki laaj nibhaaye ri sakhi
chhod des begaana
piya ghar tohe jaana
bhaye ham sab ab to paraaye ri sakhi
bhaye ham sab ab to paraaye ri sakhi
jo bhi likha
so hi hoye
bas chale nahin koi
yoon hi saara jag ansuwaa bahaaye ri sakhi
yahaan kiska thhikaana
ye to khel puraana
sada rahe aana jaana
ya dagayiraa mein
sada rahe aana jaana
ya dagayiraa mein

aaye sajna hamaa aaa aa aa aar


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“Hari Darshan” (1953) was produced by C M Trivedi and directed by Raman B Desai for Kala Kendra Production Bombay. This obscure religious movie had Leela Chitnis, Roopa Varman, Bipin Gupta, Sapru, Rajkumar, Bhagwandas, Jankidas, Moni Chatterji , C J Pandey, R S Dubey, Devchand, Maya Devi, Indira Bansal, Arjun (Lion) etc in it.

There were seven obscure songs in the movie. One comes across songs of “Hari Darshan”(1972) instead when one tries to locate songs of “Hari darshan”(1953).

Here is the first song from “Hari darshan”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song has become so obscure that it was not even available online till recently but it is a song that I remember listening to on Radio quite regularly during 1970s. I was not aware of the details of the song though. I in fact thought that this was a non film bhajan. It is only now that I coe to know that this song is from “Hari Darshan”(1953).

This bhajan is sung by Manna Dey. Ramesh Pandey in the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Rao Vyas.

Here is this forgotten bhajan from “Hari Darshan”(1953) that I last heard some four decades ago.

With this song, “Hari Darshan”(1953) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Teri Raam kare rakhwaali (Hari darshan)(1953) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Ramesh Gupta, MD-Shankar Rao Vyas

Lyrics

raam kare rakhwaali
ho teri raam kare rakhwaali
raam kare rakhwaali
ho teri raam kare rakhwaali
us ne jab phulwaari kar di ee ee
us ne jab phulwaari kar di
waho jagat ka maali ee
raam kare rakhwaali
ho teri raam kare rakhwaali

wohi maare wohi jilaaye
moorkh kare abhimaan
wohi maare wohi jilaaye
moorkh kare abhimaan
bhaavi ke antar ki baaten aen
bhaavi ke antar ki baaten
na jaane naadaan aan
na jaane naadaan
hari ki ichcha bina hile na
ek vrikshh ki daali ee ee
teri raam kare rakhwaali
ho teri raam kare rakhwaali

us ke kop se lagte kaanpne
dharti ambar taare ae
parvat ban saagar saare
uski daya drishti se sheetal
ho jaate angaare
pagle kaahe dheeraj haare

hari naam se ho jaati hai
prabhu naam se ho jaati hai
amrit vishh ki pyaali
amrit vishh ki pyaali ee
teri raam kare rakhwaali
ho teri raam kare rakhwaali
raam kare rakhwaali
ho teri raam kare rakhwaali
raam kare rakhwaali
ho teri raam kare rakhwaali
raam kare rakhwaali
ho teri raam kare rakhwaali


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“Raj Ratan”(1953) was directed by Indu Kumar for Majdooristaan, Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, ranjana, Jairaj, Ulhas, sapru, Hiralal, Roopmala, Baby Tabassum, Anwari Bai, Prakash, P D Lal, Arvind Kumar etc with Trilok Kapoor in guest appearance.

This extremely obscure movie had seven songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Raj Ratan”(1953) to appear in the blog. This rare song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ninu Majumdar.

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


Song-Sapnon ki nagariya haay meri (Raj Ratan)(1953) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Ninu Majumdar

sapnon ki nagariya haaye meri
sapnon ki nagariya haaye meri
kismat ke hi haathon chhali gayi
ghir ghir ke badariya aayi thhi
par barse bina hi chali gayi
sapnon ki nagariya haaye meri

haaye ulfat bhari is duniya mein do dil
haaye ulfat bhari is duniya mein do dil
do din bhi mil ke rah na sake ae
jalte rahe chhup chhup ke jigar
par kuchh bhi zubaan se keh na sake
jalte rahe chhup chhup ke jigar
par kuchh bhi zubaan se keh na sake
sapnon ki nagariya haaye meri

hasrat bhara ik aalam dikha ke
hasrat bhara ik aalam dikha ke
baalam ne kya kya waade kiye ae
kadmon pe maine rakha jo dil
ik thokar lagaa ke wo chal diye
kadmon pe maine rakha jo dil
ik thokar laga ake wo chal diye
sapnon ki nagariya haaye meri

sapnon ki nagariya haaye meri
kismat ke hi haathon chhali gayi ee
ghir ghir ke badariya aayi thhi
par barse bina hi chali gayi
sapnon ki nagariya haaye meri


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“Ek Nazar”(1951) was produced by Kuldeep Sahgal and directed by O P Datta for Kuldeep Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Rehman, Karan Dewan, Gope, Kuldeep, Raj Mehra, Randheer, Meenakshi, Balraj Mehta, Nirmal Kumar, Pt Iqbal etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Eight songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the ninth and final song from “Ek Nazar”(1951) to appear in the blog.

HFGK and other sources describe this song as a Geeta Dutt solo, but one can detect an unidentified male voice too in the song in addition to chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

The song is picturised as a folk dance song where a group of dancers perform this song while they are being watched by several people, including the lead pair of Nalini Jaiwant and Rehman.

I am unable to identify the dancer who lip syncs in Geeta Dutt’s voice in this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

With this song, “Ek Nazar”(1951) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Ik alhad balhad chhori ik paagal paagal chhora(Ek Nazar)(1951) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-S D Burman
Unknown male voice
Male chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

o o o
o o
o o o
o o

dekho dekho dekho
dekho dekho dekho
dekho dekho dekho

hoy dekho
ik alhad balhad chhori
ik paagal paagal chhora
dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
ho dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
ik alhad balhad chhori
ik paagal paagal chhora
ho dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein


ho o o
o o o
o o o

chhoti si ik baat pe inki ho gayi aaj ladaai
chhoti si ik baat pe inki ho gayi aaj ladaai
peechhe peechhe saajan
aage aage sajni aayi re
aage sajni aayi
o o o
pyaar mein ho jaati hai kabhi kabhi takraar
dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
ho dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas me
ik alhad balhad chhori
ik paagal paagal chhora
dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
ho dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein

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

jiya ko achchi laage aisi khitpit thhodi thhodi
jiya ko achchi laage aisi khitpit thhodi thhodi
ik dilwaali ik dilwaala
badi maze ki jodi re
badi maze ki jodi
o o o
pyaar hua hai in donon ka pehli pehli bar
dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
ho dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
ik alhad balhad chhori
ik paagal paagal chhora
dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
ho dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein

ho o o
o o o
o o o

pyar mein yoonhi hanste rehna
yoonhi ladte jaana
pyar mein yoonhi hanste rehna
yoonhi ladte jaana
lekin apne apne dil mein mail kabhi na laana
na na
mail kabhi na laana
ho o
o dilwaalon
do din ka ye ulfat ka deedaar
dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
dekho dekho dekho
karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein
ik alhad balhad chhori
ik paagal paagal chhora
dekho karte hain pyaar dono aapas mein
ho dekho karte hain pyaar donon aapas mein

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