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 :

5140 Post No. : 17099

Today’s song is from the film Road No. 303 (1960).

This film was special in many respects. Let’s start with it’s Title. Among the total of 3240 Talkie films made in the first 30 years of Hindi films (1931-1960), only 19 Hindi films had titles which actually had numericals in their Titles. The first one to have a numerical figure in its title was Miss 1933 (1933) and the last one to have it was today’s film Road No. 303 (1960). Just for information of our readers, there were 7 such film titles in the 1930’s (total films 924), only 4 such film titles in the 1940’s (total films 1191) and 8 such film titles in the 1950’s (total films 1125). There were hundreds of film titles having figures in words, like Ek thi ladki, Do Gunde, Teen batti Char Rasta etc but numericals in titles were a novelty.

Secondly, this was the first Hindi film of the music Director C. Arjun. He started by giving music to the first Sindhi film after the Independence – “Abana” in 1958.(The first Sindhi film ever in India was Ekta-1940, made by Wadia Movietone,directed by Homi Wadia).

Thirdly, this was the first and the only Hindi film in which Mehmood and Shubha Khote were the leading pair. In all other films, they were in the side roles.

Film road no.303 was made by Mahesh pictures, Bombay and it was directed by Dharam kumar. He was born on 26-11-1919 and had directed 14 Hindi films . His first film as a director was Jalte Deep-1950 and his last film was Truck driver-1970. Dharam kumar expired on 28-7-1993, in his 75th year. The 6 songs were written by Naksh Lyallpuri (30 and Jaan Nissar Akhtar (3).

ROAD NO.303-1960 is truly an obscure movie as no information is available about it on any internet site. This name too is not known to many. The film was produced by Ratankumar and Bhikhubhai. The story of film Road No.303 is….

Manohar(Maqbool) is murdered and his body is thrown on the Road No. 303 in the dead of the night. Ramesh(Mehmood) , his younger brother who loved him much is devastated. Manohar was an honest Police officer.
Ramesh is in love with Sadhana (Shubha Khote), an young and educated daughter of Seth Deen Dayal (K.N.Singh) . Seth ji is a well known philanthropist rich man,running destitute homes for widows and orphans.
Ramesh starts finding out about the cause of murder and he learns that soon Manohar was to arrest a big person in society for some serious crime. Munna (Bhagwan) , a small-time pickpocket and a friend of Ramesh, also helps him . Sona(Helen) a dancer in ‘Red lite Cafe’ is also in love with Ramesh and helps him.

Meanwhile there are attempts to kill Ramesh too. Finally, with the help of Sona, Munna, and Sadhana, Ramesh finds out that the murderer is nobody else but Seth DeenDayal who runs a racket of trading women and children to Arab countries.

Sadhana is very firm and in the end Seth ji is arrested for murder of Manohar and for his illegal work.

The debutante composer C. Arjun was one of those composers who never got what he really deserved. In spite of giving music to 22 films, he always remained a ” less known music Director ”. His best known film was ” Jai Santoshi Maa ” released in the same year(1975) as film Sholey of Ramesh Sippy and it did an unprecedented business amongst the mythological films.

His full name was ARJUN PARMANAND CHANDNANI and he was born in Karachi on 1-9-1933. After partition his family settled in Baroda. He inherited his musical talent from his father who was a singer. He became assistant to another Sindhi music director Bulo C Rani. He started his career with composing for a Sindhi film Abana -1958.(First Sindhi film in Independent India).

His first Hindi film was Road no.303 in 1960. Off and on he got films under nondescript banners with B/C grade cast. That he created memorable music nevertheless did not do much to change his fortunes. His teaming with the lyricist Jaan Nisar Akhtar would rank at par with the best of Sahir Ludhiyanvi’s composed by SD Burman or Roshan. He also composed a number of non film songs.

He gave music to 22 Hindi films, besides films in Gujarati, Sindhi and Haryanvi languages. Some of his films were, Main aur Mera Bhai, Punarmilan, Ek saal pehle, Jai santoshi Maa, Raksha Bandhan, Karwa Chauth, Aankh ka Taara, Lambu in Hong Kong, Ustad Pedro, Mangu Dada, Gunahon ka Mandir, Nawab Sahib, Kanoon aur Mujrim, Hamari Kahani, O Mere Jaane Jigar etc.. His film Susheela-1966,which was incomplete, was completed and releasd as Subah zaroor Aayegi in 1977 in which ‘bemurawwat bewafa’ song sung by Mubarak Begum and ‘gham ki andheri raat mein’ sung by Talat and Rafi (separately) became very popular.

I still remember the interview of C. Arjun by Ameen Sayani on radio in Binaca Geetmala prog. , a long time ago about the story behind as to how how a popular song was written by Indivar and how it was tuned, for the film Punarmilan-1964.

C. Arjun said ….””one day we (both me and Indivar) were travelling in a BEST bus while returning home in the evening, from the recording studio. Both of us were sitting on the same seat and the bus was packed full with passengers. After 2 or 3 stations Indivar saw that a young and very beautiful girl boarded the bus and she came near our seat standing in the middle amongst other standing passengers. Indivar was repeatedly looking at her time and again. After 4 or 5 minutes, Indivar asked me to leave my seat and offer it to the pretty girl standing besides us.

After a bit of hesitation I agreed and gave my seat to her. To my surprise, Indivar didn’t talk to her even once while she was sitting beside him for about 20 -25 minutes before she deboarded the bus at one of the stops in our way. When I asked Indivar why he didn’t talk to her ?. He replied today he shall deboard the bus with me at my residence bus stop & answer me when we shall reach my home. We deboarded the bus at my residence. On reaching home Indivar said “my dear Arjun thank you so much for offering your seat to her and letting her sit beside me and I have imagined and thought of some lines while she was standing and then sitting beside me”. Indivar there and then spoke those lines to me and they were “PAAS BAITHO TABIYAT BAHAL JAYEGI….MAUT BHI AA GAYI HO TO TAL JAYEGI”.

And then Indivar wrote this whole song there and then in about one hour and asked me to compose its tune the same night. We sat together after our dinner and composed its tune before we went to our beds late at night. Indivar stayed with me that night and left for his home next day morning….””

C. Arjun died on 30-4-1992,due to a massive Heart attack when he was recording a non-filmi Sindhi song in the Sterling Studios, Mumbai.

Sometime back there was a story that C.Arjun started his career with acting and that he was the Hero in film Malhar-1951.

There is irrefutable proof in Cinegems and Cineplot, that the Hero of Malhar was none other than ARJUN BAKSHI-father of the actress (of ‘Bullet’, with Dev Anand) JYOTI BAKSHI, and NOT C. Arjun, MD.

Arjun Bakshi who had acted in some other films, including ‘Daku ki Ladki’, and Naujawan etc, was later a screenplay writer in Hindi films.
Jyoti and her father separated later and Jyoti had a very pathetic and sad demise, a few years back.

Few years back one senior member from RMIM group had reported that he had met Arjun Bakshi in a Music shop in Canada in 2003 (C. Arjun had died in 1992)
So, once for all it is clear, once again, that C. Arjun the composer and Arjun the actor were two different persons. In addition, C. Arjun’s nephew- Shyam Chandnani, who is in Dubai appeared in a Music related Blog- Songs of Yore and commented that C. Arjun had never ever acted in any film or visited Canada, in his lifetime. That was another final confirmation.

This film was only the second film – after ‘O tera kya kehna ‘-1959, in which Mehmood and Master Bhagwan came together. Today’s song is filmed on these two comedians. Though this was Arjun’s first film, he had used Rock and Roll music for his songs. In today’s song he has tried a Jugal Bandi in Rock n Roll music with Bharat Natyam Music. Two duets were filmed on the lead pair. This song was quite popular in 1960 and many readers might remember it also.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this song was not yet featured on the Blog. Perhaps, it was waiting for me to write on it. Enjoy this duet featuring Rafi and Manna Dey….


Song- Bura hai na gaana bura (Road No 303) (1960) Singers- Mohd. Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyricist- Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD- C.Arjun
Both

Lyrics

bura hai na gaana bura
bura hai na gaana bura

itna to jaan
kya cheez ye kala hai ae ae ae
itna to maan
karte ki zid diya hai

bura hai na gaana
bura na bajaana
ye phan puraana
bura hai na gaana bura

mathura nagar ki kunj galin mein
dekhi humne dhoom re
hoye dekhi humne dhoom re
arey murli ki vo taan raseeli
manva jaaye jhoom re
manva jaaye jhoom re

dil ko har ek naach jhanjhore
kathak ke yoon baaje tode
(Kathak bol)
bura hai na gaana bura

o door dakkan mein jaakar dekhi
duniya sur aur taal ki
duniya sur aur taal ki

chhan chhana chhan baje manjire
goonje thape naal ki
goonje thape naal ki
dil pe jara bhi rahe na kabu
bharatnatyam dekh ke babu
bura hai na gana bura

(bharatnatyam bol)
bura hai na gaana bura
bura hai na gaana bura

sair sapaate karte yaaron
aaye jab punjab mein
haaye aaye jab punjab mein
naach vo dekha rang rangeela
jo na dekha khawaab mein
jo na dekha khawaab mein

boodha baccha loola langda
jisko dekha nache bhangda
urr
(un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon)
o munde mard kamaiyaan karde
o o o o
hoy munde mard kamaiyaan karde
ke lachi tere bane na bane
(un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon)
bura hai na gaana bura


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Blog Day :

5139 Post No. : 17098

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 81
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This date ten years ago (viz 13 August 2012) saw seven songs from seven different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6429 Kaahe jiya dole ho kaha nahin jaaye Anokhi Ada(1948) Movie YIPPEED by now
6430 Ek do teen chaar Muqaddar(1950) 7 songs covered out of 9 by now
6431 Chalo ab kehna maan jaao Baaraat(1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6432 Aayee birha ki raat mora tadpe jiyaa Nav Durga(1953) 6 songs covered out of 9 by now
6433 Sun ree sakhi more sajna bulaaye Naagin (1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6434 Keh do jee keh do chhupaao na pyaar Kismat Ka Khel (1956) Movie YIPPEED by now
6435 Morni ne seekhaa Jaag Uthaa Insaan(1984) 2 songs covered out of 5

We can see that four movies (out of seven) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (13 August 2022).

Song from one of the eligible movies, viz “Muqaddar”(1950) has been covered today.

‘Jaag Uthha Insaan’ (1984) is another movie that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

‘Jaag Uthha Insaan’ (1984) was produced by Rakesh Roshan and directed by K Vishwanath. The movie had Rakesh Roshan, Mithun Chakraborty, Sridevi, Devan Verma, Sujeet Kumar, Kanan Kaushal, Beena, Somaya Zelu (aka Somayaajulu), Yunus Parvez, Sudhir Dalvi, Surekha, Master Subramaniam, Master Chhottu etc with Guest appearances by Paintal and Prikshit Sahni. The movie had 5 songs in it. 2 songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from ‘Jaag Uthha Insaan’ (1984) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song is picturised on Sridevi and Mithun Chakraborty.

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

Audio

video

Song-Aayi parvaton pe jhoomti ghata (Jaag Uthha Insaan)(1984) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayee parvaton pe jhoomti ghataa aa aa
aayee parvaton pe jhoomti ghataa aa
main naachoon
tu bansi bajaa aa aaa
main naachoon
tu bansi bajaa
aayee parvaton pe jhoomti ghataa aa
aayee parvaton pe jhoomti ghataa aa
main naachoon
tu bansi bajaa
ho ooo main naachoon
tu bansi bajaa aa aaa

dhun koyi aisee aaj sunaa de ae
mere janam kee pyaas bujhaa de
dhun koyi aisee aaj sunaa de ae
mere janam kee pyaas bujhaa de
tu oo yoon hi ab dil ko lubhaa aaa
tu oo yoon hi ab dil ko lubhaa aaa
main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa
main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aa

hho aayee parvaton pe jhoomti ghataa aa
hhaan aan aayee parvaton pe jhoomti ghataa aa

main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aaa
main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aaa

dekh rahey hain tujhey sab ye nazaarey ae
tere sang dolen oonchey parvat saarey
dekh rahey hain tujhey sab ye nazaarey ae
tere sang dolein oonchey parbat saarey
tere nritya se hai jaadoo jagaa
hhaan aaan aa
tere nritya se hai jaadoo jagaa aaa

main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aaa
oo ooo oo oo main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aaa

jaisey kaheen niklaa ho subah ka taaraa aa
aaj sab kuchch kitnaa lagtaa hai pyaaraa aa

jaisey kaheen niklaa ho subaha ka taaraa aa aa aa
aaj sab kuchch kitnaa lagtaa hai pyaaraa
sangeet ka asar ho rahaa aa aaaa
aaaa aan aaa
sangeet ka asar ho rahaa aa aaaa

main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aaa
main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aaa

aayee parvaton pe jhoomti ghataa aa
aayee parbaton pe jhoomti ghataa aa
main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aaa
oo ooo main naachoon tu bansi bajaa aa aaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आई पर्वतों पे झूमती घटा
आई पर्वतों पे झूमती घटा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा
आई पर्वतों पे झूमती घटा
आई पर्वतों पे झूमती घटा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा
हो ओ मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा

धुन कोई ऐसी आज सुना दे
मेरे जनम की प्यास बुझा दे
धुन कोई ऐसी आज सुना दे
मेरे जनम की प्यास बुझा दे
तू यूं ही अब दिल को लुभा
तू यूं ही अब दिल को लुभा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा

हो आई पर्वतों पे झूमती घटा
हाँ आई पर्वतों पे झूमती घटा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा

देख रहे हैं तुझे सब ये नज़ारे
तेरे संग डोलें ऊंचे पर्वत सारे
देख रहे हैं तुझे सब ये नज़ारे
तेरे संग डोलें ऊंचे पर्वत सारे
तेरे नृत्य पे है जादू जगा
हाँ
तेरे नृत्य पे है जादू जगा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा
ओ ओ ओ ओ मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा

जैपे कहीं निकला हो सुबह का तारा
आज सब कुछ कितना लगता है प्यारा
जैपे कहीं निकला हो सुबह का तारा
आज सब कुछ कितना लगता है प्यारा
संगीत का असर हो रहा
आ आ आ आ
संगीत का असर हो रहा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा

आई पर्वतों पे झूमती घटा
आई पर्वतों पे झूमती घटा
मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा
ओ ओ मैं नाचूँ तू बंसी बजा


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Blog Day :

5139 Post No. : 17097

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 80
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This date ten years ago (viz 13 August 2012) saw seven songs from seven different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6429 Kaahe jiya dole ho kaha nahin jaaye Anokhi Ada(1948) Movie YIPPEED by now
6430 Ek do teen chaar Muqaddar(1950) 7 songs covered out of 9 by now
6431 Chalo ab kehna maan jaao Baaraat(1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6432 Aayee birha ki raat mora tadpe jiyaa Nav Durga(1953) 6 songs covered out of 9 by now
6433 Sun ree sakhi more sajna bulaaye Naagin (1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6434 Keh do jee keh do chhupaao na pyaar Kismat Ka Khel (1956) Movie YIPPEED by now
6435 Morni ne seekhaa Jaag Uthaa Insaan(1984) 2 songs covered out of 5

We can see that four movies (out of seven) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (13 August 2022).

‘Muqaddar’ (1950) is one of the eliible movies.

‘Muqaddar’ was produced by Ashok Kumar and Savak Vacha and directed by Arvind Sen for Bombay Talkies, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaywant, Sajjan, Kishore , Gogia Pasha, Iftekhar, Sampson, Radhakrishan, Sofia, Nana Palsikar, Neelum, Maya, Krishnakant, Gunjan, Shakti, Shekhar, B.Mukherji, Mazumdar, Rajni, Radha, O.P.Goyle etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Seven songs have been covered so far.

Here is the eighth song from ‘Muqaddar’ to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Arun Kumar Mukherjee. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by James Singh.

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

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

audio link:

Song-Madhur pyaar ka taar kabhi ye toote naa (Muqaddar)(1950) Singers-Asha Bhosle, Arun Kumar Mukherjee, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, Music-Jamesh Singh
Asha Bhosle + Arun Kumar Mukherjee

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

madhur pyaar ka taar
kabhi ye tootey naa aa aa
kabhi ye tootey na aaa
tera mera saath
kabhi ye chhootey na aa
kabhi ye chhootey naa aa

madhur pyaar ka taar
kabhi ye tootey na aa
kabhi ye tootey naa

ghir ghir aayengi ghataayein kaari kaari
aur nanhi nanhi boondiyaan barsengi
khol ke kiwadiyaan palkon ki
meri hirni si akhiyaan tarsengi
khol ke kiwadiyaa palkon ki
meri hirni si akhiyaan tarsengi
bann gayi jo taqdeer baalmaa
bann gayi jo taqdeer
kabhi ye roothhey naa aa aa
kabhi ye roothhey naa aa aa aa

tera mera saath
kabhi ye chhootey naa aa
kabhi ye chhootey naa aa

madhur pyaar ka taar
kabhi ye tootey na aa aa
kabhi ye tootey na aa

mann hai magan
laagi tujhpe lagan
ye milan ki ghadi na bhulaana jee
akhiyaan milaake
mere dil mein samaake
hilmil ke bichchad naa jaanaa jee
akhiyaan milaa ke
mere dil mein samaake
hilmil ke bichchad naa jaanaa jee
sapnon ka sansaar baalmaa
sapnon ka sansaar
haaye koyi lootey naa aa
haayye koyi lootey na aaa aan aa
teraa meraa saath
kabhi ye chhootey naa aa
kabhi ye chhootey naa aa

madhur pyaar ka taar
kabhi ye tootey na aa aa
kabhi ye tootey na

teri meri preet ki kahaani hai puraani
anjaani hai ye duniyaa kyaa jaaney
jisne diyaa na dil
jisne liyaa na dil
dil ki lagee woh kya pehchaaney aey ae aen

jisne diyaa na dil
jisne liyaa na dil
dil ki lagee woh kya pehchaaney
roothhey ye sansaar baalmaaa
roothhey ye sansaar
sajan meraa roothey naa aan aa
haayye koyi roothey naa aaan aa
tera meraa saath
kabhi ye chhootey naa aa
kabhi ye chhootey naa aa

madhur pyaar ka taar
kabhi ye tootey na aan aa
kabhi ye tootey na aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मधुर प्यार का तार
कभी ये टूटे ना
कभी ये टूटे ना
तेरा मेरा साथ
कभी ये छूटे ना
कभी ये छूटे ना
मधुर प्यार का तार
कभी ये टूटे ना
कभी ये टूटे ना

घिर घिर आएंगी घटाएँ कारी कारी
और नन्ही नन्ही बूंदियाँ बरसेंगी
खोल के किवाड़ियाँ पलकों की
मेरी हिरणी सी अखियाँ तरसेंगी
खोल के किवाड़ियाँ पलकों की
मेरी हिरणी सी अखियाँ तरसेंगी
बन गई जो तक़दीर बालमा
बन गई जो तक़दीर
कभी ये रूठे ना
कभी ये रूठे ना
तेरा मेरा साथ
कभी ये छूटे ना
कभी ये छूटे ना
मधुर प्यार का तार
कभी ये टूटे ना
कभी ये टूटे ना

मन है मगन
लागि तुझसे लगन
ये मिलन की घड़ी ना भुलाना जी
अखियाँ मिला के
मेरे दिल में समा के
हिलमिल के बिछड़ ना जाना जी
अखियाँ मिला के
मेरे दिल में समा के
हिलमिल के बिछड़ ना जाना जी
सपनों का संसार बालमा
सपनों का संसार
हाय कोई लूटे ना
हाए कोई लूटे ना
तेरा मेरा साथ
कभी ये छूटे ना
कभी ये छूटे ना
मधुर प्यार का तार
कभी ये टूटे ना
कभी ये टूटे ना

तेरी मेरी प्रीत की कहानी है पुरानी
अनजानी है ये दुनिया क्या जाने
जिसने दिया ना दिल
जिसने लिया ना दिल
दिल की लगी वो क्या पहचाने
जिसने दिया ना दिल
जिसने लिया ना दिल
दिल की लगी वो क्या पहचाने
रूठे ये संसार बालमा
रूठे ये संसार बालमा
सजन मेरा रूठे ना
हाय कोई रूठे ना
तेरा मेरा साथ
कभी ये छूटे ना
कभी ये छूटे ना
मधुर प्यार का तार
कभी ये टूटे ना
कभी ये टूटे ना


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 :

5138 Post No. : 17096

Today’s song is from film ‘Director’ (1947).

The film was made by Don Films, Punjab. It was directed by S Shafaqat, MA There were two MDs – Lachhiram Tamar and Fateh Ali Khan. Tufail Hoshiyarpuri and Aziz Kashmiri wrote all the 9 songs. HFGK does not credit any song with a singer’s name. However, the uploaders give the details when they upload a song, as given on the actual records. The cast of the film was Salim, Raza, Zeb Qureshi, Zahoor Raja, Arif, Mohini Das, Hafiz and others.

During the years of political turmoil in 1946-1947 and 1948, there was a huge exodus of Hindus and Muslims from both countries, India and the newly formed Muslim country Pakistan. It not only disturbed the whole nation but also created a short time chaos in the Hindi Film Industry. Many Muslim artistes, directors, producers and financiers left for Pakistan. Before going they hurriedly completed the projects on hand somehow. This resulted in a record number of films produced in 1947 as well as a huge number of meaningless films.

In a hurry to complete a film, any person associated with films would direct, act, write songs or even give music. Thus many of such names were never heard again. S Shafaqat, MA, director of this film also seems to be one such case. While migrating to Pakistan during this period or even at a much later time, some producers and directors cheated their Indian colleagues, friends, creditors and ran away stealthily. Here are a few examples.

WZ Ahmed, the owner of Shalimar Pictures, Poona, a producer, director and a studio owner left with his wife Neena. While leaving, he not only carried negatives of all his films, but also conveniently ‘forgot’ to pay salaries and wages of his employees for the previous 3 months. After he left, to recover their dues, some ex-employees got together and produced a film ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ in 1949. All ex actors, MDs, Lyricists, directors and others connected with the Shalimar studio worked free in the film. The film was not a great success, but they got some money.

The second case is of the famous actor, producer, director and studio owner of Hind Studios, Dadar. During the riots of 1947, his studio was burnt before his eyes. He had lots of bank loan dues and there was no income. He decided to sell his car, house etc. secretly. Then he visited some of his friends in the film industry and borrowed cash money. With all this he coolly and secretly left for Pakistan along with his wife Swarnalata Siyal and the sold out car too !

The third case is of actor Sheikh Mukhtar. He produced a film ‘Noorjahan’ (1967), by investing all his savings. The film flopped. He had a lot of bank loans and also income tax dues to be paid. He quietly took prints of his films and one night escaped to Pakistan !

The point is most of the films produced in 1947 were of no value and people somehow completed their projects. Film ‘Director’ was also one such film. We do not know its story or even its release dates. One of the music directors of this film was Fateh Ali Khan. During the same period, there was another famous qawwaali singer Fateh Ali Khan (he was the father of Pakistan’s famous singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), who also indulged in cinema in Pakistan. Due to the same names there was a confusion and most people, sites, wiki and even books mixed up these two names and a question on who actually was Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s father ! Even initially I was also confused but then my Facebook friend Khwaja Irfan Anwer guided me to a Blog in Pakistan, where I got the correct information. Thanks to him. So, here is some information on music director Fateh Ali Khan of India.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan is said to have been born in 1911. He was five years old when he became interested in the famous sitar. His uncle, Ustad Mehboob Ali Khan, was also an expert in music and this instrument. When Fateh Ali Khan grew up, he learned the mysteries and secrets of this art from him.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan also spent a long time with Master Ghulam Haider. He continued to perform with him in Lahore and Bombay as a sitar player and his skills on this instrument. During this time he also learned the intricacies of music and melodies and the subtleties of art. He later composed music for several films, most notably ‘Aaina’. One was film ‘Aaina’ (1944), along with Gulshan Sufi and the other was film ‘Director’ (1947), along with Lachhiram Tamar. After partition he migrated to Pakistan with all his family. In Pakistan, however, he had better luck in films. He gave music to ‘Do Kinaare’ (1950), ‘Harjaai’ (1952), ‘Shola’ (1952), ‘Bedaari’ (1957) ( a copy of our film ‘Jagriti’ (1954)), ‘Saathi’ (1959) and ‘Tum Na Maano’ (1961). He also sang in the films ‘Waada’ (1957) and ‘Raagini’ (1958). Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was the foremost sitar-player and film music composer of the 1950’s in Pakistan. His compositions in ‘Bedaari’ (1957) became run-away super-hits in Pakistan because they were a heart-felt tribute to the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and the public’s sentiments about patriotism.

He moved to Rawalpindi in the 1960’s where he joined Radio Pakistan. After the establishment of the Pakistan National Council of Arts, for some time there also trained novice artists to play the sitar. His son, Raees Khan is also an expert sitar player.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was also awarded the Presidential Medal for Excellence in Music in Pakistan. (Thanks to irshadgul.com).

One of the cast members of film ‘Director’ was Zahoor Raja. He was a multi-talented person. He was born on 7 July 1918 at Abbottabad (now in Pakistan) and died in England in 1992. He was a well known Hindi/Urdu Film Actor, Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, Singer, Lyricist & Music Composer in Pre Partition Indian cinema. He graduated from editing and story writing to become a producer-director in 1943.

Zahoor Raja was born in a wealthy family in Abbottabad, Pakistan. After schooling, he studied BA from Rawalpindi but could not complete his graduation as he was more interested in sports than in studies. His father, a Police Inspector, was keen in admitting him in Dehradun for a career in the army. But he ran away from home and landed in Bombay with a letter of introduction to film maker AR Kardar. Since he was a very handsome and well built man, getting into the Bombay film industry was not difficult. At that time, Kardar was directing Punjabi film ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1939) for Ranjit Movietone. Kardar took Zahoor Raja as hero in the film.

Within a year after the release of the film, V Shantaram invited him to join Prabhat Films and was taken on a contract of 3 years. His association with V Shantaram was not beneficial and he did not get much work. Kardar once again came to his rescue and got him employed in National Studios and got him a role in ‘Pooja’ (1940). Thereafter, he got a role in Minerva Moveitone’s ‘Sikandar’ (1941). During the making of the film ‘Sikandar’ (1941), he fell in love with his co-star Meena (Meena Shourie) and married her. The marriage did not last long and Meena later married another handsome actor, Al Nasir in the mid 1940s.

Zahoor Raja later worked as a Hhero in ‘Sewa’ (1941). During this time, while looking for a change from his acting career, he got a chance to direct the film ‘Badal’ (1942) produced under Eastern Pictures where he also acted in the lead role. Though the film failed at the box office, his direction was appreciated by the critics. In 1943, he floated his own film production company, Raja Movietone and made its maiden film ‘Mazaaq’ (1943) which he also directed, acted in a negative role and composed its music. He also acted in the film ‘Bhai’ (1944). His banner produced ‘O Panchhi’ (1944), ‘Ghazal’ (1945) and ‘Dhadkan’ (1946).

In most of the films in which he acted, Zahoor Raja was paired with Radha Rani. He also sang the song “Bhulaane Waale Hamein Bhi Na Yaad Aaya Karo” along with Naseem Akhthar in the Movie ‘Ghazal’ (1945) composed by Gyan Dutt. His last movies in India before moving to Pakistan were ‘Anmol Ghadi’ (1946) and ‘Director’ (1947). He acted in 9 films, directed 5 films, sang 15 songs in 5 films (‘Pooja’ (1940), ‘Sewa’ (1942), ‘Badal’ (1942), ‘Ghazal’ (1945) and ‘Director’ (1945)), wrote lyrics in 1 film (‘Dhadkan’ (1946)) and was MD for 1 film(‘Mazaaq’ (1943)).

After partition, Zahoor Raja returned to Pakistan in 1950 and he was active in the Pakistani film industry until 1966. After 1966, he migrated to England, married an English lady and later died in 1992 in England.

Today’s song is the second song from this film to be featured here. It is sung by Zahoor Raja himself.


Song- Tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee (Director)(1947) Singer- Zahoor Raja, Lyricist- Tufail Hoshiarpuri, MD- Fateh Ali Khan

Lyrics

tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee
kya tum na aaoge
tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee
kya tum na aaoge
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi

gaye ho chhod kar jab se
gaye ho chhod kar jab se
mujhe tanha jawaani mein
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi
kya tum na aaoge
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi

nigaahon mein jidhar dekho
andhera hi andhera hai
andhera hi andhera hai
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi

meri barbaadiyaan aakar
meri barbaadiyaan aakar
kabhi kya tum na dekhoge
tumhaare dil mein kya baat aa gayi
tumhaare dil mein kya baat aa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई

गए हो छोड़ कर जबसे
गए हो छोड़ कर जबसे
मुझे तन्हा जवानी में
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई

निगाहों में जिधर देखो
अंधेरा ही अंधेरा है
अंधेरा ही अंधेरा है
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई

मेरी बर्बादीयां आ कर
मेरी बर्बादीयां आ कर
कभी क्या तुम ना देखोगे
तुम्हारे दिल में क्या बात आ गई
तुम्हारे दिल में क्या बात आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई


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Blog Day :

5137 Post No. : 17095

“Piya Milan”(1945) was produced by J B H Wadia and directed by S M Yusuf for Wadia Movietone, Bombay. This movie had Motilal, Nirmala, Najma, Mirza Musharraf, S.Aalam, Leela Mishra, Wazir Muhammad Khan etc in it.

“Piya Milan”(1945) had 11 songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far. Today on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, here is a Rakhi song from “Piya Milan”(1945). This is one of earliest (if not the earliest) Rakshabandhan song in the blog. It is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali and chorus. An unknown female voice also sings a few lines.

Lyricist of this song is not known. Music is composed by Feroz Nizami.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Audio link:

Song-Raakhi ka din aaya bhaiyya aaya (Piya Milan)(1945) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Unknown, MD-Feroze Nizami
Unknown female voice
Chorus

Lyrics

raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

chaand si sundar kiranein lekar
chaand si sundar kiranein lekar
raakhi main banwaavoon
aashaaon ki maalaa banaakar
bhaiyyaa ko pehaaoon

behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi ka din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

aaa aaa aaa
aa aaa aaa aaa
aan..aaan…aaan…aaa
aan..aaan…aaan…aaa
sab behnon ke bhaiyyaa hai npar
main hoon ek akeli ee
sab behnon ke bhaiyyaa hain par
main hoon ek akeli
is bhaiyya ko baandh ke raakhi
bharoongi apni jholi..ee
is bhaiyya ko baandh ke raakhi
bharoongi apni jholi..ee
is chintaa ne mann ko khaaayaa
is chintaa ne mann ko khaayaa aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaaa

ho gayi door ab chintaa meri
mann ki kali muskaayee..eee
ho gayi door ab chintaa meri
mann ki kali muskaayee
aaj se behnaa hoon main teree
aaj se behnaa hoon main teri
tum ho mere bhai
raakhi ne kya rang dikhaayaa
raakhi ne kya rang dikhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

bhool ke pichhli baatein bhaabhi
bhool ke pichhli baatein bhaabhi
donon ek hon jaayein aen
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
jag ko ye samjhaayein aen
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
jag ko ye samjhaayein aen

tum ne hai ye bhed bataayaa
tum ne hai ye bhed bataayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi ka din aayaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

चाँद सी सुन्दर किरणें ले कर
चाँद सी सुन्दर किरणें ले कर
राखी मैं बनवाऊँ
आशाओं की माला बनाकर
भैया को पहनाऊँ
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

सब बहनों के भैया हैं पर
मैं हूँ एक अकेली
सब बहनों के भैया हैं पर
मैं हूँ एक अकेली
किस भैया को बांध के राखी
भरूँगी अपनी झोली
किस भैया को बांध के राखी
भरूँगी अपनी झोली
इस चिंता ने मन को खाया
इस चिंता ने मन को खाया॰॰आ
राखी का दिन आया

हो गई दूर अब चिंता मेरी
मन की कली मुस्काई
हो गई दूर अब चिंता मेरी
मन की कली मुस्काई
आज से बहना हूँ मैं तेरी
आज से बहना हूँ मैं तेरी
तुम हो मेरे भाई
राखी ने क्या रंग दिखाया
राखी ने क्या रंग दिखाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

भूल के पिछली बातें भाभी
भूल के पिछली बातें भाभी
दोनों एक हो जाएँ
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
जग को ये समझाएँ
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
जग को ये समझाएँ
तुमने है ये भेद बताया
तुमने है ये भेद बताया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया


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Blog Day :

5137 Post No. : 17094

Today (11 August 2022) is Rakshabandhan. This is the 15th Rakshabandhan for this blog. The first Rakshabandhan for the blog fell on 16 August 2008. That day saw the iconic Rakshabandhan song namely Bhaiyya mere raakhi ke bandhan ko nibhaana (Chhoti Bahan)(1959) getting covered on the blog.

On those early days, only one song was discussed in a day. Subsequently multiple songs began to be covered daily. Festival days were no exception. So more than one Rakshabandhan songs were also discussed in the subsequent occasions.

Till now as many as 24 Rakshabandhan songs have been covered on the blog. Most of these songs (if not all) are sung in the female voice and lip synced by a female character playing the Rakhi tying sister.

The Rakshabandhan song under discussion today is different in quite a few respects. It is sung by a male singer. It is a “sales pitch” song where Rakhi is being sold. The song is sung by Amit Kumar (though HFGK is silent about the name of the singer). It is picturised on Vinod Khanna disguised as an old Rakhi seller. So this song is a “disguise” song as well. Rakesh Roshan and Pradeep Kumar are also seen in the picturisation.

This song is from ‘Hatyaara’ (1977). The movie was produced by Sunil Sharma and JR Shah and directed by Surendra Mohan for Sunil Arts, Bombay. The movie had Vinod Khanna, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rakesh Roshan, Priyadarshini, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Dev Kumar, Man Mohan, Kanahiyalal, Raj Mehra, Chand Usmani, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sunder, Gulshan Bawra, Sahu Modak, Johny Whisky, Sabeena, Shyam, Shefali, Rajkumar, Premji, Bihari, Moolchand, Hamid, Raj Malhotra, Rajkishore, Nazir Kashmiri, Omi, Harun Khan, CL Shah, Jugnu, Kedarnath Sehgal, Chandrima Bhaduri, Baby Prerna, Master Bittu, Master Raju, Master Rajesh Valecha etc. The movie also had guest appearances by Pradeep Kumar, Laxmi Chhaaya and Mehmood.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered so far.

Here is this second song from ‘Hatyaara’ (1977). The movie had three lyricists in it but the lyricist of this song is no known. This song only appears in the movie. Its records were not made. Music direction was by Kalyanji Anandji.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the missing details of the song (viz lyricist).

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

video link:


Song-Raakhi le lo jee le lo (Hatyaara)(1977) Singer-Amit Kumar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hho o raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo o

arrey hindi filmon ke staar
jaisey Lata Dilip Kumar
jaisey Jayaa aur Gulzaar
jin ko hai raakhi se pyaar
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo

tum bhee chhodo soch vichaar
raakhi le lo hawaaldaar
behnein karengee tumse pyaar
jaldi banogey thaanedaar
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo
hho ley lo o
le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
ding danga ding dangaa ding danga dingi dingi
ding danga ding dangaa dingi dingaa
ding danga ding dangaa dingi dingaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हो ओ राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो

अरे हिन्दी फिल्मों के सटार
जैसे लता दिलीप कुमार
जैसे जया और गुलज़ार
जिन को है राखी से प्यार
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो

तुम भी छोड़ो सोच विचार
राखी ले लो हवलदार
बहनें करेंगी तुमसे प्यार
जल्दी बनोगे थानेदार
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
हो ले लो ओ
ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो

डिंग डंगा डिंग डंगा डिंग डंगा डिंगी’ डिंगी
डिंग डंगा डिंग डंगा डिंगी’ डिंगा
डिंग डंगा डिंग डंगा डिंगी’ डिंगा


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Blog Day :

5136 Post No. : 17093

Today’s song is a comedy song from the film ‘Madmast’ (1953).

The film was made by Sweet Pictures. Produced and directed by Jagdish Pant, the film had music by V Balsara. Jagdish Pant seems to be a director by hobby, because he directed only one more film i.e. ‘Padosi’ (1971), which was also produced by himself. The cast of the film ‘Madmast’ (1953) was Nirupa Roy, Shashikala, Sapru, Nazir, Ansari, Shakeela and others. 7 songs were written by Madhuraj aka Madhukar Rajasthani, 2 by Manav, 1 by the director Jagdish Pant himself and one chorus song is left without name credit.

Hindi film music is like an ocean. As many rivers merge into the ocean at various stages, regional music from various parts of India is assimilated in HFM (Hindi Film Music).

Initially it was the Marathi Stage/Natya Sangeet and Parsi theater which influenced HFM. In the East, it was Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Geete made the basis of film songs. In the Lahore center it was the Punjabi style after ‘Khazanchi’ (1941).

After partition and polarisation of film production language wise, it was Bombay, which became the center for HFM and it was a wonderful mixture of music specialties from all over the country. There were many successful Music Directors in India. I remember a famous quotation – “Behind every successful man there is a woman.”

Can you tell me who is behind every successful Music Director ?
I am sure many of us do not have the answer.

The answer is the ARRANGER.

Now, who is this arranger? Some have a vague idea, some may even think he is the person who arranges song recording and the musicians.

An Arranger is the SOUL of film music. Once the composer conceives the tune for a song, he tells it to the Arranger, who immediately makes its notations (writing music or Swaralipi), which only a properly schooled musician can read and play. Arranger also decides the instruments and their placements in the song. Most of the Arrangers in the Hindi film industry were from Goa, where traditionally Jazz music was very popular.

A typical Goan likes to live life ‘sushegaat‘ – which loosely means ‘araam se‘ or a carefree life. Their philosophy is eat, drink and be merry. This merry part includes Music.

Goa has given many musicians to India. Lata/Asha are from Mangeshi – Goa, though the family had shifted to Kolhapur; MDs Dattaram (Wadkar) and N Datta (Datta Naik); singers Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Shobha Mudgal, Hema Sardesai, Prabhakar Karekar, Remo Fernandes, Lorna are from Goa. (The list is only indicative,not exhaustive).

Most Arrangers were from Goa——

Anthony Gonzalves from Majorda – Goa. He worked for Naushad, OP Nayyar and Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal The song “My Name Is Anthony Gonzalves” from ‘Amar, Akbar, Anthony’ (1977) is a tribute by Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal to him, as he taught Pyarelal so many things including notations.

Chic Chocolate aka Anthony Vaz from Aldona – Goa. He worked for C Ramchandra mainly.

Chris Perry worked for Khayyam, RD Burman, Kalyanji Anandji and Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal.

Frank Fernando worked for Anil Biswas, Kishore Kumar, Roshan, C Ramchandra.

Sebastian D’Souza from Bicholim – Goa. He worked for Shanker Jaikishen from 1952 to 1975 and OP Nayyar.

Most of the players of western instruments in the orchestras were from Goa, like renowned musicians such as Robert Correa and Mike Machado (the pianists), Albuquerque, Verga, Simplicio D’Souza and John Gonsalves (the cellists), V Balsara and Goody Seervai (the accordionists), Duorado, Narvekar and Karnad (the solo violinists) and David (the mandolin player) etc.

The names given above are only indicative and not exhaustive. In addition to these arrangers, there were countless known and unknown arrangers in the film industry. Many arrangers, after working for a long time, desired to become music directors themselves. Some of them became MDs also, however history says that most such arrangers failed as MDs. Of course, there are few cases where they have succeeded too, but such cases are very few.

Datta Davjekar, Timir Baran Bhattacharya, Master Eric, Chic Chocolate, Shridhar Parsekar, Anil Mohile, Hemant Kedar (Ramkrishna Shinde), Bal Parte, Bhushan and many other names can be quoted as arrangers who failed as MDs in Hindi films. Few people know that the original arranger in the Hindi film industry was Mohd Shafi – who too became a music director later in his career. According to DO Bhansali, a leading sound recordist of the 60s and the 70s, a group of arrangers, namely Dattaram, Enoch Daniels and Sebastian D’souza together gave music to film ‘Street Singer’ (1966), under the name of ‘Suraj’. After this one film, the group disintegrated. There are however some cases where the one time assistants or arrangers became famous and successful independent music directors. In fact, most MDs were assistants in the beginning of their careers to gain knowledge and experience. There is an interesting case where a well known MD worked as an arranger/assistant to another famous MD, because he respected the senior MD. I am talking about C Ramchandra who became the assistant and arranger to Anil Biswas for the film ‘Girls School’ (1949). By 1949, CR himself was a much in demand and popular MD, but because of his respect for Anil Biswas he agreed to be his assistant on request from Anil Biswas ! This was the respect given to seniors in early days of Hindi films in Bombay !

Now let us talk about V Balsara, who was an assistant and arranger in Hindi films who became music director for today’s film ‘Madmast’. His piano, univox and melodica, the instruments he loved, be it for composing music for films or otherwise, have come to personify the legend of Vistas Ardeshir Balsara, the music director, who died in Kolkata’ on 24-3-2005.

The ‘gentleman musician’, as the affable Parsi was known among friends, had only his music to give him company in the twilight years as he grappled alone with ill health in the absence of his wife and two sons had predeceased him. The striking feature of Balsara was his never-say-die spirit. At 83, Balsara was still going strong on the music front with his Bengali film production ‘Til Theke Taal’ (2005) running in theaters in West Bengal.

He settled in Kolkata in 1954 after he was invited by legendary musician Jnan Prakash Ghosh, to the city. Earlier, he had been in Mumbai, then Bombay.

Born on 22nd June 1922, Balsara learnt music from his mother Nazamaye, and gave his first solo performance at the age of six with the pedal harmonium, in use in those times, at a packed CJ Hall in Mumbai. Barely ten years later, the young lad was assisting famous music director Ustad Mushtaque Hussain, in a Bombay film production ‘Baadal’ (1942) and had made a place for himself as a permanent assistant music director at the Filmistan studio under popular directors Madan Mohan, Khemchand Prakash and Ghulam Haider.

Balsara had his brush with the Who’s Who of the music world after he became the orchestra director of music company HMV in 1947 and then switched over to the RK Films banner three years later to work with the likes of Shankar Jaikishan and Naushad.

As the Founder Secretary of peer bodies like Bombay Cine Musicians’ Association and Bombay Cine Music Directors’ Association, Balsara earned the love and respect of his associates and young musicians.

Basking in the audience appreciation during a musical soiree in Kolkata’s Hindustan Park in 1953, the young musician decided to make this cultural capital his home a year later with a prized film assignment ‘Agni Pariksha’ (1954). At the coveted New Empire Theatres, he charmed audiences again in 1962 arranging music for Rabindranath Tagore’s celebrated play ‘Debatar Grash’ while debuting his own group the Indian Symphony Orchestra.

He gave Kolkata another first — the city’s maiden stereo recording in 1970 — when he put together ‘The Sound of Music’ recording strains of four Indian instruments in one album.

He had to his credit numerous popular film albums, both in Hindi and Bengali, a language he chose to speak more frequently in and with much more ease than his native Gujarati.

From the obscure ‘Circus Girl’ in 1943 to ‘O Panchi’ (1944), ‘Rangmahal’ (1948), ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Talash’ (1952), ‘Char Dost’ (1956), ‘Vidyapati'(1964), ‘Qurbani’ (1952), ‘Wohi Ladki’ (1967), ‘Jogi Aur Jawani’ (1975), ‘Pyaar’ (1969), ‘Jai Baba Vaidyanath’ (1979) in Hindi to ‘Madhu Shraboni’, ‘Joy Baba Baidyanath’, ‘Maa’, ‘Chalachal’, ‘Panchatapa’, ‘Subho Bibaha’, ‘Manik’, ‘Kanchan Kanya’, ‘Panna’ and ‘Pathey Holo Dekha’ in Bengali, he had an enviable repertoire.

Balsara who was greatly influenced by western music learnt to play the piano from Hildafield, a German musician. His knowledge of the piano made him use it to play Indian classical music also with ease. He mastered the technique of using the instrument for playing Indian classical music from Muneswar Dayal of Gaya. He was equally at ease with string and wind instruments.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and it is a comedy song. In this film’s songs 2 songs are sung by Dhan Indorewala, who was V Balsara’s wife. Today’s song is 4th song of this film to be featured on this Blog.


Song- Sulag rahi hai husn ki sigdi (Madmast)(1953) Singer- Rafi, Lyricist-Madhuraj, MD-V Balsara

Lyrics

sulag rahi hai husn ki sigdi
aaja pakaayen prem ki khichdi
khaayenge baith ke raja rani
phir nainon ki jhagda jhagdi
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad de pachhad de pachhaad
de pachhaad dham dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham

khuli hai khidki
kahaan hai maina aa aa aa
taak jhaank ker mar gaye naina aa
khuli hai khidki
kahaan hai maina
taak jhaank ker mar gaye naina
kab tak sabr kare ye majnu
aaja chham chham chham chham
kab tak sabr kare ye majnu
aaja chham chham chham chham
de pachhad de pachhad
de pachhad dham dham dham dham
aaja chham chham chham chham
aaja chham chham chham chham

pyaar mein tere ulta asar hai ae ae ae ae
main baahar hoon tu bheetar hai ae
pyaar mein tere ulta asar hai
main baahar hoon tu bheetar hai
tere baap ke joote khaa kar
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
tere baap ke joote khaa kar
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
de pachhaad de pachhaad
de pachhaad
dham dham dham dham dham
aaja chham chham chham chham
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
aaja chham chham chham chham
ghut gaya mera dam dam dam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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सुलग रही है हुस्न की सिगड़ी
आजा पकाएं प्यार की खिचड़ी
खाएँगे बैठ के राजा रानी
फिर नैनों की झगड़ा झगड़ी
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम

खुली है खिड़की
कहाँ है मैना आ आ
ताक झांक कर मिस्टर गए नैना
खुली है खिड़की
कहाँ है मैना
ताक झांक कर मिस्टर गए नैना
कब तक सब्र करे ये मजनू
आजा छम छम छम छम
कब तक सब्र करे ये मजनू
आजा छम छम छम छम
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम धम
आजा छम छम छम छम
आजा छम छम छम छम

प्यार में तेरे उल्टा असर है
मैं बाहर हूँ तू भीतर है
प्यार में तेरे उल्टा असर है
मैं बाहर हूँ तू भीतर है
तेरे बाप के जूते खा कर
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
तेरे बाप के जूते खा कर
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़
धम धम धम धम धम
आजा छम छम छम छम
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
आजा छम छम छम छम
घुट गया मेरा दम दम दम


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Blog Day :

5135 Post No. : 17092

‘Bewafa’ (1952) was produced by Nargis and directed by Directed by ML Anand for the Arts, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Neelam, Siddiquie, Sybil, Advani, Nizam, Sheel, Ghosh etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from “Bewafa”(1952) to appear in the blog.

The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Shams Azimabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by AR Qureshi.

The song is picturised as a club song on a foreign looking lady. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

Lyrics of the song and other details are sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio of the song is longer than the video version.

Audio

Video-shorter than the audio link)

Song-Aa jaa o mere dilruba (Bewafa)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shams Azimabadi, MD-AR Qureshi

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

aa jaa o mere dilruba..aa…aa..aaa
aajaa tu aake phir na jaa..aaa
dil ye kehta hai meri jaan..aaan
aisa zamaana phir kahaan..aaan..aan..aan

aa jaa o mere dilruba..aa…aa..aaa
aajaa tu aake phir na jaa..aaa
dil ye kehta hai meri jaan..aaan
aisa zamaana phir kahaan..aaan..aan..aan

gham ka fafola <??> bhula..aaaa…aaaa
jhoola jawaani ka jhula…aaaa..aaaa
main bhi jawaan tu bhi jawaan..aaan..aan…aaa
aisa zamaana phir kahaan..aaan

gham ka fafola <??> bhula..aaaa…aaaa
jhoola jawaani ka jhula…aaaa..aaaa
main bhi jawaan tu bhi jawaan..aaan..aan…aaa
aisa zamaana phir kahaan..aaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आजा ओ मेरे दिलरुबा आ आ
आजा तू आके फिर ना जा
दिल ये कहता है मेरी जान॰॰आं
ऐसा ज़माना फिर कहाँ॰॰आं

आजा ओ मेरे दिलरुबा आ आ
आजा तू आके फिर ना जा
दिल ये कहता है मेरी जान॰॰आं
ऐसा ज़माना फिर कहाँ॰॰आं

ग़म का फफोला <??> भुला
झूला जवानी का झुला
मैं भी जवां तू भी जवां
ऐसा ज़माना फिर कहाँ

ग़म का फफोला <??> भुला
झूला जवानी का झुला
मैं भी जवां तू भी जवां
ऐसा ज़माना फिर कहाँ


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Blog Day :

5134 Post No. : 17091

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 79
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This date ten years ago (viz 8 August 2012) saw six songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6395 Zaalim zamaana mujhko tumse chhuda raha hai Dillagi (1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
6396 Hamne maana ke tagaaful na karoge lekin Mirza Ghalib (1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6397 Tu kya samjhe tu kya jaane Raat Ke Raahee(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
6398 Hamne kyaa pyaar kiyaa Naag Mohini(1963) 5 songs covered out of 6 by now
6399 Ek tu hai piya jispe dil aa gaya Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye(1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
6400 Haal chaal thheek thhaak hai Mere Apne(1971) Movie YIPPEED by now

We notice that five movies (out of six) whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with one movie that is eligile for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

This movie is “Naag Mohini”(1963).

“Naag Mohini”(1963)was produced by Virender Kumar and directed by Shantilal Soni for Dimple films, Bombay. The movie had Mahipal, Vijaya Chaudhary, Babloo, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Uma Dutt, Indira Bansal, Rajrani, Sood, Khursheed etc in it.

According to HFGK, the movie had six songs in it . Five of them have already been covered.

According to Prakashchandra, this movie have three song snippets that are available only in the movie. Their records were not made. They are not mentioned in HFGK.

Here is one such song from “Naag Mohini”(1963). This song is sung by Subir Sen (according to a comment in youtube). Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

The song is picturised on Vijaya Chaudhary.

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


Song-Naag lok ki ek naari ne (Naag Mohini)(1963) Singer-Subir Sen, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

naag lok ki ek naari ne
dharti ko apnaayaa aa
par shraap ne
patni..eee kaa lo
pati se sang chhudaayaa
jaaney ae kyaa kyaa
khel chhupaa hai ae
vidhi..eee ke ajab vidhaan mein
garbhavati..ee ye sati chal padee
aandhi aur toofaan mein
haayye vidhaataa dukhiyaari ke
tum kaisey paalak ho o
apney pitaa kee
maut kaa kaaran
uskaa hee baalak ho
uskaa hee baalak ho o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नाग लोक की एक नारी ने
धरती को अपनाया
पर श्राप ने
पत्नी का लो
पति से संग छुड़ाया
जाने क्या क्या खेल छुपा है
विधि के अजब विधान में
गर्भवती ये सती चल पड़ी
आँधी और तूफान में

हाए विधाता दुखियारी के
तुम कैसे पालक हो
अपने पिता की
मौत का कारण
उसका ही बालक हो
उसका ही बालक हो


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Blog Day :

5133 Post No. : 17090

Hullo to all friends

I know it is rather late in the day to wish a ‘Happy Friendship Day’; but as the saying goes ‘Better Late Than Never’.

This morning my husband had a confused look on his face when he started receiving Friendship Day messages. He asked me “when is this day?”. The reason behind the question was – he had received friendship day messages last weekend too, on July 30th to be exact.

My reply (after a lot of googling, need not be the accurate answer)- “July 30th was the International Friendship Day as recognized by the United Nations General Assemby in 2011.”
The next question followed “Then why I am getting messages today?”

My reply – “In India Friendship Day is celebrated on first Sunday of August for some decades now. Personally I don’t know when all this began”.

On thinking deeper, do we really need any of these special days? Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Sibling Day, Grandparents Day, Son’s Day, Daughter’s Day, Friendship Day etc. Aren’t these relations part of our emotional framework? I can only see one purpose to these days- acknowledging the existence of these relations in our life when we are fortunate of them being there. Because we miss our friends, parents, and all loved ones when they are not there and away from us for some reason or they have been permanently removed from our life. It is good to appreciate them when they are there and not take them for granted.

Different matter that cynics would say the purpose of these DAYS is to increase the workload of postmen & courier services, greeting card makers and shops selling relevant gifts, flowers and chocolates. (good for economy Emoji) But let us not be cynics.

The first set of best friends or Best Friends Forever (BFF)- as the new generation would put it- were Krishna- Sudama, Karna- Duryodhana (my thinking, I may be wrong too).

All of us have our set of friends who have stood by us through thick and thin, in our good times and bad times. The ‘Friend in need is a friend Indeed” type. We have friends with whom we just need to see or dial and start talking as if there was no gap in between, as if we have been meeting or speaking every single day of the year. Today is the day to acknowledge the importance of all the friends in our life.

Do we have special songs for this occasion in Hindi Films? Yes of course. Any song with the words ‘yaar’, ‘yaari’, ‘dost’, ‘dosti’, will fit the bill for friendship day song and the blog has all the iconic and all-time hit songs that are marked in the ‘Dosti song’ and ‘Friendship song’ category.

August 7th happens to be the birthday of Suresh Wadkar. So we are having a song for Friendship Day in the voice of Suresh Wadkar. It is written by Khurshid Hallauri and composed by RD Burman. It is from the 1989 Vinod Chopra directed ‘Parinda’ a movie whose songs I simply love. The blog has three (there is two-version song) songs from this movie.

Prakashchandra ji had put a query in the comments section of the first song of this film “And Who is Khurshid Hallauri ??, the lyricist, Any one who has information about him, Please share with us.”
This is Avinashji’s reply to that query

“Here is a brief information about Khurshid Hallauri compiled from sources:
Khurshid Hallauri was born in 10 Feb 1938 in Mumbai (?). He is an Indian lyricist writing primarily for Hindi songs in Bollywood films / Albums.
Hallaur or Hallor village is located in Domariyaganj Tehsil of Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, India. Domariyaganj is the nearest town to Hallaur village.

There are many of his videos on ‘Youtube’. But I think in movies he has only penned songs for ‘Parinda-1989’.”

Any further information on Khurshid Hallauri is welcome.

The song is filmed on Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor who are childhood friends and are on the way to meet each other after a gap of some years. When the two were away -Anupam Kher for police training and Anil Kapoor for studies. The second singer for this all male duet is Shailendra Singh.
Thanking all my friends for being in my life and wishing Suresh Wadkar on his birthday.

Audio

Video

Song-Kitni hai pyaari pyaari dosti hamaari(Parinda)(1989) Singers-Suresh Wadkar, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics-Khursheed Halluri, MD-R D Burman
Unknown kid voice 1
Unknown kid voice 2
Unknown kid voice 3
Unknown kid Voice 4
Chorus in kid voices
Spoken Dialogues
Suresh Wadkar + Shailendra Singh

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
lalalalala
laralalalala

kitni hai pyaari pyaari dosti hamaari
jo yaar ki khushi vo khushi hai hamaari

[paper paper paper]
[paper paper paper]

[andha hai kya]
[chal]

ek din zaroor humko mehnat ka phal milega
hum kaamyaab honge duniya se gham hatega

jag mein aman rahega
sabki khushi mein hogi yaaro khushi hamaari
jo yaar ki khushi vo khushi hai hamaari

seedhi sachchi raahen apnaana chaahte hain
kuchh ban ke is jahaan ko dikhlaana chaahte hain
dikhlaana chaahte hain
taaqat se darega
har aadmi hamaari

[aise nahin bolte bhaiya]
[taaqat se nahin]
[pyaar se saadgi se]

duniya ko jeet legi saadgi hamaari
jo yaar ki khushi vo khushi hai hamaari

[karan mujhe bahut darr lag raha hai]
[darr mat paro, main hoon na tere saath]
[karan mujhe kabhi nahin chhodna]
[nahin paro main tumhen kabhi nahin chhodunga, kabhi nahin]

dil kehta hai mujhse
aisa bhi koi aaye
jo pyaar se ye kahke mujhko gale lagaaye

mujhko gale lagaaye
chaand main tumhaara
tu chaandani hamaari

chaand main tumhaara tu chaandani hamaari
jo yaar ki khushi vo khushi hai hamaari

badhte huye kadam ye hargiz nahin rukenge
kaatenge saath jeevan
jab yaar se milenge
jab yaar se milenge
zindagi hum uski
vo zindagi hamaari

zindagi hum uski
vo zindagi hamaari
jo yaar ki khushi
vo khushi hai hamaari

kitni hai pyaari pyaari dosti hamaari
jo yaar ki khushi
vo khushi hai hamaari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

ला ला ला ला ला
ला रा ला ला ला ला ला

कितनी है प्यारी दोस्ती हमारी
जो यार की खुशी वो खुशी है हमारी

[पेपर पेपर पेपर ]
[पेपर पेपर पेपर ]

[अंधा है क्या]
[चल]

एक दिन ज़रूर हमको मेहनत का फल मिलेगा
हम कामयाब होंगे दुनिया से ग़म हटेगा
जग में अमन रहेगा
सबकी खुशी में होगी यारो खुशी हमारी
जो यार की खुशी वो खुशी है हमारी

सीधी सच्ची राहें अपनाना चाहते हैं
कुछ बन के इस जहां को दिखलाना चाहते हैं
दिखलाना चाहते हैं
ताक़त से डरेगा
हर आदमी हमारी

[ऐसे नहीं बोलते भैया]
[ताक़त से नहीं’]
[प्यार से सागी से]

दुनिया को जीत लेगी सादगी हमारी
जो यार की खुशी वो खुशी है हमारी

[करण मुझे बहुत डर लग रहा है]
[डर मत पारो मैं हूँ ना तेरे साथ]
[करण मुझे कभी नहीं छोडना]
[नहीं पारो मैं तुम्हें कभी नहीं छोदूंगा कभी नहीं’]

दिल कहता है मुझसे
ऐसा भी कोई आए
जो प्यार से ये कह के’ मुझ को गले लगाए
मुझ को गले लगाए
चाँद मैं तुम्हारा
तू चाँदनी हमारी
चाँद मैं तुम्हारा तू चाँदनी हमारी
जो यार की खुशी वो खुशी है हमारी

बढ़ते हुये कदम ये हरगिज़ नहीं रुकेंगे
काटेंगे साथ जीवन
जब यार से मिलेंगे
जब यार से मिलेंगे
ज़िंदगी हम उसकी
वो ज़िंदगी हमारी
ज़िंदगी हम उसकी
वो ज़िंदगी हमारी
जो यार की खुशी है
वो खुशी हमारी
कितनी है प्यारी प्यारी दोस्ती हमारी
जो यार की खुशी है
वो खुशी हमारी

What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17000 song posts by now.

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

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

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