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


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

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4408 Post No. : 15798

apni kahaani chhod jaa
kuchh to nishaani chhod jaa
kaun kahe iss or
tu phir aaye naa aaye

That is how Balraj Sahni left his mark as an outstanding method actor in most of his nearly 100 films in which he acted during the course of his 27 years of filmy career. Balraj Sahni started his filmy career as an actor almost at the same time as Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, the trinity of the golden period of Hindi film industry. But he had to struggle hard to establish himself as an actor in demand. It took him more than a decade to do so while his compatriot trinity had become the stars in early 1950s.

Balraj Sahni was very bitter about his early experiences in his filmy career. Having associated with IPTA and being a card member of the Communist Party of India, it was difficult to get roles in the films despite the success of ‘Hum Log’ (1951) and ‘Hulchul’ (1951) in which he had important roles. Those days, it was a fashion to brand any one as communist if he had difference of opinion with men of authorities. Since Balraj Sahni was already a member of Communist Party, many producers were wary of offering him roles. In a few films in which he got the roles, he was unceremoniously dropped later from the films either directly or indirectly by offering him smaller roles.

When I completed reading Balraj Sahni’s autobiography in Hindi, I was surprised as to how he got drawn into Hindi films when he had an impressive curriculum vitae before he became an actor in Hindi films. He completed his double M.A. in Hindi and English literature from Government College, Lahore and joined Shanti Niketan along with his wife, Damyanti Sahni to work with Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. He worked there as a lecturer in Hindi and English. After two years, he and his wife shifted to Sewagram in Wardha to work with Mahatma Gandhi where he also worked as teacher in the institute run in Sewagram. In 1939, with the blessing of Mahatma Gandhi, he and his wife joined BBC London as a Radio Announcer and as a producer, respectively for their Hindi services. In 1944, Balraj Sahni and his wife landed back in Mumbai and got involved in Hindi plays under IPTA. From this point of time, both he and his wife got drawn towards acting in the films, that too not by their own volitions but through Chetan Anand, their close friend.

Balraj Sahni (01/05/1913 – 13/04/1973), was born as Yudhishthir Sahni in Rawalpindi in an Arya Samaji family. His father was a successful businessman – a wholesale cloth merchant who could afford to have a summer villa in Srinagar. In 1930, after completing his matriculation, he joined Government College, Lahore for B.A. His college days coincided with the advent of talkies during which he watched many Hindi and English films. He also participated as an actor in College’s dramatic society. By the time, he had completed M.A. in Hindi and English literature, he had developed an interest in literature rather than in acting in the films.

During four years of his stay in London, Balraj Sahni watched many English plays and Russian films which he felt was ahead of American films. Through Russian films, he got introduced to Marxism and Leninism. By the time, he and his wife returned to Mumbai in 1944, they had embraced Marxism. For some time, both of them stayed at Chetan Anand’s bungalow at Bandra whom he knew from his days in Government College, Lahore. Chetan Anand was also associated with IPTA where Balraj Sahni got acquainted with K A Abbas, Krishan Chandra, Phani Mujumdar, Prem Dhavan, V P Sathe, C P Joshi among others. In IPTA, K A Abbas who was writing a play ‘Zubeida’ selected Balraj Sahni to direct it. The play became a hit. This was the start of his long association with K A Abbas.

During his IPTA days, Chetan Anand offered him and his wife major roles in his maiden film ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) which was in the planning stage. However, Chetan Anand was not able to arrange the finances. So, the making of the film got delayed. During the same time, Phani Mujumdar offered him a small role of the hero’s friend in ‘Insaaf’ (1946). At first, Balraj Sahni was not enthusiastic to accept the small role. It was only after Phani Majumdar assured him that in his next film ‘Door Chalen’ (1946), he would give him a major role which he kept his words. Both the films did not click at the box office.

In the meanwhile, IPTA got a licence to produce a full-length feature film which K A Abbas used it for making ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946). It was IPTA’s first and the last film. Both Balraj Sahni and Damyanti Sahni got major roles in the film along with other IPTA actors. This film also failed at the box office as the film’s release coincided with communal violence in Mumbai. However, the film was critically acclaimed both nationally and internationally. Thereafter, both Balraj Sahni and Damyanti Sahni worked in ‘Gudia’ (1947) in lead roles. However, soon after the completion of the film, Damyanti Sahni who also used to work with the slum dwellers in Mumbai as a part of her social work, fell ill. Due to adverse reaction of the medicines, she died in April 1947 at a young age of 26, leaving Balraj Sahni with two kids, Parikshit and Shabnam.

A devasted Balraj Sahni soon left Mumbai and started staying in his father’s summer villa in Srinagar while his kids were sent to Rawalpindi at his parent’s house. But within few months, the communal riots on the eve of the partition made Balraj Sahni and his parents with kids to come back to Mumbai leaving everything behind. While IPTA took care of him on his second coming, he also commenced shooting for ‘Gunjan’ (1948) in which he had got the offer of the lead role opposite Nalini Jaywant when he was in Srinagar.

In 1948-49, Balraj Sahni was mostly associated with IPTA plays and communist party activities. During this period, he got married to Santosh Chandok, his cousin who was a writer and actor in IPTA. During the rehearsal of the play ‘Signalman Dulee’, all IPTA members were called to participate in a procession taken by the communist party which had taken anti-Nehru stance, branding him to be an agent of British Government. Carried away by the party line, Balraj Sahni wrote and acted in an IPTA play ‘Jaadu Ki Kursi’ which was directed by Mohan Sehgal. The play was a satire on Pandit Nehru’s policies. During this time, Communist Party took out a procession in the street of Mumbai with slogan shouting and criticising Nehru’s policies. Balraj Sahni and other IPTA members had also joined the procession. There was lathi charge and police firings. Many prominent activists of IPTA such as Balraj Sahni, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Ali Sardar Jafri, Deena Pathak etc. were arrested and imprisoned in Arthur Road jail for 2 years.

Before his arrest, Balraj Sahni had got a major role in K Asif’s film, ‘Hulchul’ (1951) on the recommendation of Dilip Kumar. Shooting of the film had commenced but Balraj Sahni was in jail. With the good offices of producer, K Asif, Balraj Sahni got permission from the Jailor to join shooting during the day time under the police escorts. Incidentally, Balraj Sahni acted in this film in the role of a Jailor. The arrangements continued until the film’s shooting was completed.

After about 6 months of imprisonment, Balraj Sahni was freed from the jail. It is not known as to how he got released from the jail in 6 months but I feel that there must be some reason for remission in his jail terms and this was not liked by his party. He found to his dismay that the party has branded him as ‘traitor’ and some of his friends and acquaintances avoided meeting him. After some time, Balraj Sahani left IPTA and Communist Party of India due to difference of opinions. Those days, any party member having put forward a different opinion than the party line, used to be branded as ‘reactionary’, ‘traitor’ etc.

Notwithstanding leaving IPTA and Communist Party, Balraj Sahni remained a committed Marxist with ‘Das Kapital’ as his reference point rather than the communist ideaology. Things began to improve in his filmy career as soon as the tag of ‘communist’ against his name was obliterated. Despite film offers coming to him on a regular basis, he could do only few films as he selected mostly socially oriented films – like the role of unemployed and sickly Raj in ‘Hum Log’ (1951), the rickshaw puller, Shambhu Maheto in ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953), the compassionate manager of an orphanage in ‘Seema’ (1955), the idealistic poet, Shrikant in ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ (1958), a loving elder brother in ‘Chhoti Bahen’ (1959), a committed village doctor in ‘Anuradha’ (1960), a migrant Afghani, Abdul Rehman Khan in ‘Kabuliwala’ (1961) etc. However, as he advanced in age, he started getting the character actor’s roles during which time, he mostly worked in the mainstream Hindi films.

Sometime in 1950, Chetan Anand, the head of Navketan Films, invited Balraj Sahni to write screen-play and dialogues for ‘Baazi’ (1951) which he gladly accepted because it suited to his temperament as a writer. Guru Dutt, the director wanted to start the shooting of the film even before the script was ready. Balraj Sahni made it very clear to him that he would part with screen-play and dialogues only when it is complete in all respect. It was only when he gave the screen-play and dialogues duly bound, the shooting of the film commenced. Though ‘Baazi’ (1951) was a big hit on the box office, Balraj Sahni did not draw any benefit or pleasure from it as his screen-play and dialogues were changed without his consent as was the practice by most of the directors. So, he gave up the idea of taking up the assignment of screen-play writing any more. He also directed ‘Laal Batti’ (1957), the only film as a director during his filmy career. He also worked in some Punjabi films.

By the end of 1950s, Balraj Sahni had adjusted to the unorganized way of working in Bollywood. He was once called for shooting in the morning and he was sitting in the studio throughout the day without being called for a single shot. From then onwards, he decided to carry his typewriter for shooting so that he could use his free time for writing articles and short stories for the magazines. While working in Shanti Niketan in the late 30s, Balraj Sahni was advised by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore that he should write articles and stories in Punjabi as a writer can effectively express his thoughts in his own mother tongue. Balraj Sahni took his advice seriously and learnt afresh writing in Gurumukhi.

Balraj Sahni major break through as an actor was in a neo-realistic film, ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946). It was just a co-incident that his last film ‘Garam Hawa’ (1973) also happened to be a neo-realistic film. His son, Parikshit Sahni had said in an interview that the film had perfect pathos in almost every scene and dialogues delivered by his father.

And why not? If one sees the events happening in the film in a broader manner, Balraj Sahni had actually experienced them in reality. Towards the end of the film, he lost his young daughter Amina who commits suicide following her bad marriage. This had actually happened to Balraj Sahni about one year before the film’s shooting was completed. His daughter, Shabnam by his first marriage had returned to him after a divorce and died young due to a brain hemorrhage. All the pains in losing his daughter was reflected on his face in the film.

On his 60th birthday, Balraj Sahni was to make an announcement to leave the film industry and settled down in Punjab to devote rest of his life to the literature. For this, he had bought a cottage in Punjab which was being refurbished. But God wished differently. Just before a month of his 60th birthday and a day after completion of his dubbing for ‘Garam Hawa’ (1973), Balraj Sahni died of heart-attack on April 13, 1973. At the Juhu Crematorium, besides close family members, friends and film paternity, there was a large crowd of hotels workers, fishermen and others from the Juhu village whom he had financially helped to improve their living conditions.

Bhisham Sahni, Balraj Sahni’s younger brother and a renown theatre personality (remember his T V Serial, ‘Tamas’, 1988) has talked about his elder brother’s deep and abiding love for his family. He said that the scene from ‘Waqt’ (1965) in which Balraj Sahni sings ae meri zohra-zabeen, showering his love for his wife is the exact reflections of his exuberating nature which many have witnessed in his house. Sometime in mid-1960s, Balraj Sahni constructed his bungalow at Juhu mainly to accommodate his entire family under one roof and for the visiting relatives and friends.

Balraj Sahni had jokingly said in his autobiography that he got more chance to do romance with the heroines of the films when he did character actor’s roles than as a hero. One of the films in which as a hero, he romanced with Geeta Bali was ‘Sapan Suhaane’ (1961). The film was produced under the banner of K R Films which was directed by Kidar Kapoor. The star cast included Balraj Sahni, Geeta Bali, Kamini Kadam, Chandrashekhar, Helen, K N Singh, Leela Mishra, Bhagwan Dada, Praveen Paul, Keshav Rana, Tun Tun, Ram Mohan etc.

Four songs (out of 7) have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 5th song, ‘o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa’ from ‘Sapan Suhaane’ (1961). The song is rendered by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar for Balraj Sahni and Geeta Bali. The song is written by Shailendra which is set to music by Salil Chaudhuri.

Acknowledgement:

Much of the information for this article has been drawn from:

1. ‘Meri Filmy Aatmkatha’ by Balraj Sahni (1974).

2. Balraj – My Brother by Bhisham Sahni (1981).

3. Two Brothers – Balraj and Bhisham Sahni – Some experience in IPTA by Kalpana Sahni.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-O gori aaja gaddi vich baithh jaa (Sapan Suhaane)(1961) Singers-Manna Dey, Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baithh jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega
o….o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega

tu jaise phoolon waali daali..ee
goriye tu to hai naazon ki paali
gora rang jal jaaye na
na to main phoolon waali daali..ee
chhaliye na main hoon naazon ki paali
tu kisi aur ko bana

khadi tarsaaye main ko aaja aa aa
karoon kya jiya kahe na aa aa aaa
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega

ye raahen meri anjaani..ee
nigaahon mein hai bachpan ki naadaani
mera dil kho jaaye na

ye raahen maana hai anjaani…ee
tere sang main jo hoon meri pahchaani
ye saathi chhod jaaye na ae ae
kahenge kya ye duniya waale ae ae
na dekho din mein sapna aa aa aa aaa

o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega

kah do doli leke aaun
bana ke dulhan tujhko ghar le jaaun
agar tu dil se kahe haan
agar tum doli leke aao…o
bitha ke palkon mein mujhko le jaao
mera dil kahe chaahe na

bhula mat dena apna waada aa aa
sanam ne kar to diya haan….. aan
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega


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4408 Post No. : 15797

Hullo Atuldom

Happy Gokulashtami to all followers of this blog.

Yesterday we had a song which should have been categorised under “How come this has not been posted as yet?” The song with this post can also fall under the same category.
It is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Rajesh Roshan is the music composer. It is from the 1982 Ravi Tandon directed “Khuddar”.

This song depicts the ‘dahi-handi’ aspect of Gokulashtami. ‘Dahi-Handi’ draws inspiration from the antics of Lord Krishna or Balgopal who was rather mischievous and used to stealthily enter homes in Gokul and eat up freshly churned Dahi (curds or yogurt in modern parlance) and Makhan (butter). That is why one of his names is Maakhanchor. There is a lot of stories attached with the ‘leela’ of Balkrishna:- how the ladies of Gokul go complaining to Yashoda maa about Balkrishna eating away their dahi and makhan and how he used to say “Maiyya mori main nahin maakhan khaayo”. We have three versions of this song from movies made in 1959, 1977, and the version whose link I have given here was the first ever that came in 1942.

“Mach gayaa shor saari nagari” has Amitabh Bachchan making the human-pyramid and Parveen Babi in typical Maharastrian attire is out there either distracting him or encouraging him (don’t remember). We can see Vinod Mehra, A K Hangal enjoying the proceedings from the verandah of their chawl. Madhu Malini (permanent sister in many movies) walks in halfway through the song.


Song-Mach gaya shor saari nagri re (Khuddaar)(1982) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

mach gaya shor saari nagri re
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

dekho arre dekho kahin aisa na ho jaaye
chori kare maakhan,
tera jiya bhi churaaye
dekho arre dekho kahin aisa na ho jaaye
chori kare maakhan,
tera jiya bhi churaaye
arre dhamkata hai
itna tu kisko
darta hai kaun aane de usko
darta hai kaun aane de usko

aise na bahut bolo
mat thumak-thumak dolo
chillaogi tab gori
jab ulat dega tori
gagri aake peechhe dagri re
arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho o aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

lalala lalaa lalala lalaa lalala lalaa
lalala lalaa lalala lalaa lalala lalaa

jaane kya karta agar hota kahin gora
jaake Jamuna mein zara shakal dekhe chhora
jaane kya karta agar hota kahin gora
jaake Jamuna mein zara shakal dekhe chhora

bindiya chamkaati raste mein na ja
manchala bhi hai Gokul ka raja
manchala bhi hai Gokul ka raja
pad jaaye nahin paala
Radha se kahin lala
phir royega Govinda
maaregi aisa phanda
gardan se baandhegi chunri re
mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

o o o o o

mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
hoy hoy hoy hoy hoy hoy
hoy hoy hoy hoy

aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
ala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala


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4407 Post No. : 15796 Movie Count :

4351

Hullo Atuldom

We all have some song that occasionally comes to the forefront of our memory. Then we keep playing it in our head as if on LOOP. Very often we are stuck at the mukhda itself. And forget to pay attention to the song as a whole.

Today’s song is one such song which keeps coming up in my mind’s playlist every now and then. I knew who the actors involved in it are. But didn’t know other details like who the lyricist and music director were? I just knew that it was from the 2001 released Rahul Rawail directed “Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi”.

This was one of the movies that gave the evergreen-lover boy Rishi Kapoor a change of image. He played a father to grown up daughters (twins played by Kajol). He was the divorced husband of Rati Agnihotri. He is brainwashed and kept permanently in a drunken stupor by his step-sister (Mita Vasisht) so that she can usurp (what else) his immense wealth. One daughter is with each parent absolutely unaware that the other is alive. Then in the true tradition of movies with twins, coming down the ages in movies like ‘Parent Trap’ ‘Do Kaliyaan’ ‘Pyar Ke Kaabil’ (this was also a Rishi Kapoor movie) ‘Pyar ke do Pal’ etc., the girls switch places once they discover each other and work towards reuniting the parents. The three Bollywood movies that I mentioned had twins in the age bracket of 7-12 years of age. “KKKM” had twins who were older so that brought in a love-story too for one of the girls and the other one helped in setting things right so that the marriage can happen. Now the love interest of Tina (one of the twins, the other being Sweety) was played by Sunil Shetty (he changed his spelling to Suniel Shetty in 2014 for numerological reasons).

Sunil is one actor who has been around since the ’90s, his debut being “Main Balwaan” opposite the late Divya Bharati. His movies of the ’90s were primarily action oriented and with the turn of the century he found success in multi-starrer movies of various genres including the mad-cap comedy movies “Hera Pheri”, “Phir Hera Pheri”, “Awara Paagal Deewana”, “One Two Three”, “De Dana Dan” etc where his teaming with Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar were well received. “Mohra” was an action packed movie of this trio in the ’90s, meaning the new century saw everyone in new avatars. He even played the traditional bad character in Farah Khan’s “Main Hoon Na” in 2004. He is a cricket lover (which Indian isn’t) and is the captain of the Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League. He belongs to a family which is into the restaurant business and he has various other business interests including film production. His daughter Athiya has also made her debut in Bollywood in 2015. His son is also on his way to becoming an actor.

I have always felt that Sunil Shetty has been lucky with some really romantic songs picturised on him. Can anyone forget “tum dil ki dhadkan mein rehte ho”. For a long time I had not seen “Dhadkan” from which that song was and always thought that he was the protagonist. It was later that I discovered that he was playing a jilted lover who tries to reunite with his girlfriend even after she is married; his character was neither good nor bad but somewhere in between and he had the best song of the movie. He won the Filmfare Best villain award for this portrayal.

I also noticed that “main tumhe bhool jaoon yeh ho nahin sakta. Aur tum mujhe bhool jaao yeh main hone nahin doonga” was previously uttered by Pooja Bedi to Naseerudin Shah in the 1993 release “Lootere” (also a Dharmesh Darshan directorial). But this same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hC0K2NMEMA is remembered as Sunil Shetty’s; something like Amitabh’s various dialogues down the years. By the way, “Dhadkan” was also by Dharmesh Darshan and he has written the dialogues of both the movies. That should explain why the statement was repeated.

Now today’s song has Sunil taking lessons from Rishi Kapoor on how to win back the affection of his ‘rootha’ pyar (i.e. appeasing the lover). This was a nice father-in-law son-in-law jodi 😉 This song is in the vocals of Kumar Sanu for both Rishi and Sunil. The female playback is by Alka Yagnik for Kajol and even Rati hums a line in the same voice later in the movie. And it is surprising (for me atleast) that this soft number is composed by Anu Malik and written by Sameer. Some parts of the song has an old times feel to it.

No prizes for guessing my sudden interest in Sunil Shetty. He turns 59 today and here is wishing him all the best for the future.

Rati Agnihotri version

Video

Audio

Song-Tumko sirf tumko hamne chaaha(Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meethhi)(2001) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
aah haa haa haa haa
he he he
he he
aah haa haa haa haa

tumko .
sirf tumko,
hamne chaaha
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin
agar jeena
pada hamko
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara
dhadkan tumhaari
tere liye hai
saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aa ha ha ha ha
eh hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
tumko
sirf tumko
hamne chaaha
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin
agar jeena pada hamko
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho o
itna hai kehna,
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

phaagun ke khili khili dhoop ke
aashiq hain ham toh tere roop ke
phaagun ki khili khili dhoop ke
aashiq hain ham toh tere roop ke
ho
darrte hain ham toh iss bekhudi se,
dekho na aisi deewaangi se
dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamari,
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

poochho toh
humein kitna pyaar hai,
har lamha
tera intezaar hai

poochho toh
humein kitana pyaar hai,
har lamha
tera intezaar hai
ho
bheeghe labon ki
shabnam chura len
aa iss ghadi mein
sab kuchh bhula den

dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

tumko sirf tumko
hamne chaaha,
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin agar jeena pada hamko,
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey ae
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha


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4407 Post No. : 15795

Today (11 August 2020) happens to be Janmashtmi, the day Lord Krishna, the avatar of Lord Vishnu was born in the Dwapar Yug. His earlier avatar was in the Treata Yug and that was as Lord Ram, and the birthday of Lord Ram is called Ramnavami.

Lord Ram was a serious, sombre, idealism personifieed avatar of Lord Vishnu whereas Lord Krishna was a playful, more human like avatar. Playful and non serious he may be, but he meant business when the situation so demanded. And do not fiorget, it is Lord Vishnu, who gave us Bhagwatgeeta ka gyaan.

It should come as no surprise to note that Lord Krishna has been a favourite God of Hindi movies and there have been a good number of Lord Krishn related songs in Hindi movies.

On every Janmashtmi, we feature at least one Lord Krishn related song. The first janmashtmi of the blog saw the occasion getting celebrated with the popular song Shyaam teri bansi pukaare Radha naam (Geet Gaata Chal). Next janmashtmi in 2009 saw an out and out iconic janmashtmi song viz Govinda aal re aalaa zara matki sambhaal brijbaala (Bluffmaster) getting discussed.

If one thinks that we have run out of Lord Krishn related songs for this janmashtmi, now that it is the 13th janmashtmi occasiobn for the blog, one cannot be more wrong.

Here is a fantastic Lord Krishn related song from “Khaandan”(1965). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. The song begins with a stuti, which sounds like the voice of Ravi to me. Lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan. Music is composed by Ravi, a ceator of iconic songs (my description for him).

The song is picturised on Sunil Dutt, with lots of other devotees engaged in the song and dance celebration, including Nutan, and Omprakash. It is Omprakash, who starts the bhajan singing the Sanskrit stuti.

Incidentally, some places in India celebrate Janmashtmi tomorrrow (12 August 2020), but UP people should know better, because Lord Krishn was born in these parts. :). According to UP calendars, it falls today. May be it falls in night, seeing that Lord Krishna was born at night.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Badi der bhayi Nandlala teri raah takey Brijbaala (Khaandaan)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Chorus
Ravi

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Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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paritraanaay sadhunaam
vinaashaaych dushkritaam
dharmsansthaapnaarthaay
sambhavaami yugey yugey

o o o o o °°° °°°
o o o o o o o o o

badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

gwaal baal ek ek se poochhe
kahaan hai murliwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

koyi na jaaye kunj galin mein
tujh bin kaliyaan chun’ne ko
tujh bin kaliyaan chun’ne ko o
taras rahe hain ae ae ae ae ae °°° °°°
taras rahe hain jamunaa ke tat
dhun murli ki sun’ne ko o
dhun murli ki sun’ne ko o
ab to daras dikhaa de natkhat
kyun duvidhaa mein daalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

sankat mein hai aaj wo dharti
jis par toone janam liyaa
jis par toone janam liyaa aa
pooraa kar de ae ae ae ae °°° °°°
o o o o o o o o o o o °°°
pooraa kar de aaj vachan wo
geetaa mein jo toone diyaa
geetaa mein jo toone diyaa
koyi nahin hai tujh bin mohan
bharat ka rakhwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

gwaal baal ek ek se poochhe
kahaan hai murliwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa aa aa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम्
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ°°° °°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

ग्वाल बाल एक एक से पूछे
कहाँ है मुरलीवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

कोई न जाए कुंज गलिन में
तुझ बिन कलियाँ चुनने को
तुझ बिन कलियाँ चुनने को
तरस रहे है ए ए ए ए ए°°° °°°
तरस रहे है जमुना के तट
धुन मुरली की सुनने को ओ
धुन मुरली की सुनने को ओ
अब तो दरस दिखा दे नटखट
क्यूँ दुविधा में डाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

संकट में है आज वो धरती
जिस पर तूने जनम लिया
जिस पर तूने जनम लिया आ
पूरा कर दे ए ए ए ए°°° °°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ°°°
पूरा कर दे आज वचन वो
गीता में जो तूने दिया
गीता में जो तूने दिया
कोई नहीं है तुझ बिन मोहन
भारत का रखवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

ग्वाल बाल एक एक से पूछे
कहाँ है मुरलीवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला आ आ


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Blog Day :

4405 Post No. : 15794

“Gambler”(1960), not to be confused with “Gambler”(1971), was directed by Dwarka Khosla. The movie had Premnath, Shakila, Agha, Pran, K N Singh, Shammi, Madan Puri, Cuckoo etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it- two duewts and five solos. THe two duwets have already been covered in the past.

Here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Prem Dhawan isa the lyricist . Music is composed by Chitragupta.

This song, heard by me for the first time today (sixty years after its creation) sounds as fresh as lily. This is a quintessential Chhaayaageet kind of song, best heard at night time. The tune sounds so Salil Chaudhary like, but it is a composition of Chitragupta instead.

Only the aufdio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is thatb bthe song was picturised on Shakila.


Song-Koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se (Gambler)(1960) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya
koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya
kaise kahoon main wo kaisa dilwaala thha
bina maange jo bahaar de gaya

aankh ladi baat badhhi
jaane main kyun sharmaayi
aankh ladi baat badhhi
jaane main kyun sharmaayi
o o o
aisa laga door kahin
baaj uthhi shehnaai
aji baaj uthhi shehnaai
meri jaagi huyi sooni sooni raaton ko
koi sapne hazaar de gaya
koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya

dil ki lagi aur badhi
laakh nazar ko roka
dil ki lagi aur badhi
laakh nazar ko roka
o o o
par na koi zor chala
kha hi gaye hum dhokha
aji kha hi gaye hum dhokha
phir khoyi khoyi usi ke khayaalon mein
jaane kaisa wo khumaar de gaya
koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya

uska pata poochhe koi
meri nazar jhuk jaaye
o o o
kuchh na kahoon
chup si rahoon
raaz magar khul jaaye
aji raaz magar khul jaaye
sharmaane lagen aankhen meri aankhon se
dene waala kaisa pyaar de gaya
koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya
kaise kahoon main wo kaisa dilwaala thha
bina maange jo bahaar de gaya


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Blog Day :

4404 Post No. : 15793

“Renuka”(1947) was directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Jayant Desai productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Mubarak, Hemawati, Afzal, Shreemati Vijaydas, Shashi Kapoor (senior), Baby Vimla, Chanda Bai, Kesar Bai, Sati devi, Dharpure, etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the next song from the movie. This song is “o bewafa zamaane toone dagha kiya hai.”

The song is sung by Ram Prasad Sharma. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

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


Song-O Bewafa zamaane toone daga kiya hai(Renuka)(1947) Singer-Ramprasad Sharma, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

o bewafa zamaane ae ae
toone daga kiya hai
o bewafa zamaane ae ae
toone daga kiya hai
do dil mile huye the ae ae
unko juda kiya hai
itna mujhe bata de
rasme wafa yahi hai
itna mujhe bata de
rasme wafa yahi hai
o pyaar karne waale ae kyon dard de diya hai
o pyaar karne wale kyon dard de diya hai
o bewaafa zamane
tune daga kiya hai
do dil mile huye the ae ae
unko juda kiya hai

pahle mile thhe kaise
aur ab mile hain kaise
pahle mile thhe kaise
aur ab mile hain kaise
hum soch kya rahe thhe ae ae
kismat ne kya kiya hai
hum soch kya rahe thhe ae ae
kismat ne kya kiya hai
o bewafa zamaane ae ae
toone daga kiya hai


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Blog Day :

4404 Post No. : 15792

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 52
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Ten years ago on this day, viz on 8 august 2010, the blog clocked as many as seven songs !!

Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Muhabbat cheez hai kyaa muhabbat kar ke dekhenge Ye Raat Phir Naa Aayegi-1966 All songs covered
Teri yaad naa dil se jaa saki Chaand Aur Suraj-1965 All songs covered
Taana der na taani tum Pyaar Kaa Saagar-1961 All songs covered
Ye waadaa karen jahaan bhi rahen Dil Bhi Tera Ham Bhi Tere-1960 All songs covered
Yaar chulbulaa hai Dil Deke Dekho-1959 All songs covered
Lo chalen ham behke qadam aaj khushi se Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Chal diya dil mera tod ke Fifty Fifty-1956 05 songs posted

When I checked up on that day ten years ago, I realised that the day fell on a sunday. On week days I was posting six articles a day, and this holiday gave me additional time to post a whopping ONE song more. 🙂

The weekend is upon us now as well. Can I cover similar number of songs that I did ten years ago on the same days. Lots of water has flown under the bridges. Things and circumstances are entirely different. I find myself a bit more encumbered now that what I was ten years ago. Still, let us keep oyr fingers crossed. We achieved nine post a feat this year too, on 31 july 2020.

Six out of seven movies whose songs were covered that day have since been YIPPEED. Only one movie, viz “Fifty Fifty” (1956) remains unyippeed and hence eligible for Blog ten year challenge today.

“Fifty Fifty” (1956) had eight songs in it. This movie had made its debut on this day ten years ago. Since then, four more songs from the movie have been covered. So overall five songs of “Fifty Fifty”(1956) have been covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Song Posted On
Chal diya dil mera tod ke 08.08.2010
Aadhi tum khaa lo aadhi ham khaa len 25.08.2010
Mere jaisa nahin milega ulfat ka deewaanaa 14.09.2012
Ye bhool huyi bhoole se kabhi 13.07.2013
Shaam ka aanchal dhalkaa 23.06.2016

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

This blog used to cover a lot of songs of Madan Mohan in the past, including ten years ago. 65 of Madan Movies (out of 96), including most of his movies of 1950s and 1960s, have already been YIPPEED. So very few songs of Madan Mohan are still left to be covered. So it came as a pleasant surprise to me that there are still a few Madan Mohan songs from 1950s that are not yet covered. There are 7 unyippeed movies of Madan Mohan from 1950s and 8 unyippeed movies of Madan Mohan from 1950s. So we still have a few more Madan Mohan songs that can be discussed in the blog.

Only the audio of the song is available. ISeeing that Nalini Jaiwant was the leading lady, my guess is that the song was picturised on her.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Ye to bata rasiyaa (Fifty Fifty)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

ye to bataa rasiyaa aa aa aa
ye to bataa rasiyaa aa aa
kaahe meri ankhiyon se
nindiyaa churaaye liye jaaye
ye to bataa rasiyaa aa aa aa aa
ye to bataa rasiyaa aa aa

bas gayi nain mein
sooratiyaa tihaari ee ee ee ee
bas gayi nain mein
sooratiyaa tihaari ee
ankhiyon hi ankhiyon mein
raat bitaaun
saari raat bitaaun
saari raat bitaaun
saari ho o o o o o o
jaane ye kyaa huaa aa aa aa
ye to bataa rasiyaa aa aa
kaahe meri ankhiyon se
nindiyaa churaaye liye jaaye
ye to bataa rasiyaa aa aa aa aa

baithhe bithhaaye mora jiyaa
kaahe doley ae
baithhe bithhaaye mora jiyaa
kaahe doley ae
samajh na aaye kaise
bol anokhe boley
bol anokhe boley
bol anokhe boley ae
ho o o o o o
jaadu kiyaa rasiyaa aa aa aa
ye to bataa rasiyaa aa aa
kaahe meri ankhiyon se
nindiyaa churaaye liye jaaye
ye to bataa rasiyaa aa aa aa aa
ye to bataa rasiyaa aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ये तो बता रसिया आ आ आ
ये तो बता रसिया आ आ
काहे मेरी अंखियों से
निंदिया चुराए लिए जाए
ये तो बता रसिया आ आ आ आ
ये तो बता रसिया आ आ
बस गयी नैन में
सुरतिया तिहारी ई ई ई ई
बस गयी नैन में
सुरतिया तिहारी ई
अंखियों हि अंखियों में
रात बिताऊं
सारी रात बिताऊं
सारी रात बिताऊं
सारी हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
जाने ये क्या हुआ आ आ आ
ये तो बता रसिया आ आ
काहे मेरी अंखियों से
निंदिया चुराए लिए जाए
ये तो बता रसिया आ आ आ आ

बैठे बिठाए मोरा जिया
काहे डोले ए
बैठे बिठाए मोरा जिया
काहे डोले ए
समझ न आये कैसे बोल
अनोखे बोले
बोल अनोखे बोले
बोल अनोखे बोले ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
जादू किया रसिया आ आ आ
ये तो बता रसिया आ आ
काहे मेरी अंखियों से
निंदिया चुराए लिए जाए
ये तो बता रसिया आ आ आ आ
ये तो बता रसिया आ


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Blog Day :

4404 Post No. : 15791 Movie Count :

4350

Today’s song is from the film Taramati-45. This is an obscure film. None of its songs are available on YouTube or with Saregama. I was lucky to get hold of this rare song from one of my friends. Taramati-45 was produced by Ramniklal Shah, under his banner Ramnik Films. Yes, he is the same Ramniklal Shah, who married actress Indurani. Ramnik productions were known to make action/stunt films or C grade adventure films. Sometimes they would go for Mythological films. Actually, this was their first Mythological film.

Right from the silent era, the studio system was quite strong. Every notable studio had its own group of actors, directors and composers, along with technical staff. Most were on monthly pay rolls. They were tied up to the studio by a written contract. After the entry of Talkie films, studios became more alert in keeping or holding their people with them. This actually became a limitation for the actors and directors, who wanted to fly high and earn more. The second world war added to the woes of studios. Increasing costs, shortages of raw film and demanding artistes virtually broke the studios.

In or around the early 40’s, the studio system started giving away. When the studios broke up, they gave way to new establishments. Sagar gave way to National and Mehboob studios, Bombay Talkies fragmented into Filmistan, N R Acharya films and later filmalaya, New Theatre directors started their own companies like Bimal Roy, Barua, Nitin Bose etc., Prabhat made way for Rajkamal, Nene production, Alhad Chitra of Dharmadhikari etc.

Film Das baje -42 was a film made at the time when Prabhat’s disintegration had started. Shantaram had already walked out to start Rajkamal. After the film Das Baje-42, during 1943, another batch of Raja Nene, Shantaram Atavale, Datta Dharmadhikari and Keshavrao Bhole left Prabhat, while film Ramshastri was in the making. K.Bhole however, completed the music composition of film Ramshastri before leaving Prabhat and the balance film was directed by Gajanan Jahagirdar.

All this team joined Mohan studios. Some of the actors too joined them to make the film Taramati-45. The young director Raja nene, with a lot of experience in acting and of being the assistant director in Prabhat with the stalwarts like Shantaram, Damle and Fattelal was appointed Director of this Mythological film. He also had the experience of independently directing a successful film Dus Baje-42. Pt.Mukhram Sharma wrote the dialogues and songs. The story was developed by G P Pawar and Shantaram Athavale The music was looked after by Keshavrao Bhole and Ramchandra Pal. The cast included, Shobhana Samarth, Vasant Thengdi, Baby Shakuntala, Ananth Marathe and others. The film was released on 8-9-1945 at the Roxy Cinema in Bombay.

Raja Nene was born in a small village in Konkan, on 18-12-1912. His real name was Gajanan Hari Nene. His early education was done in his hometown and he graduated from a college in Ratnagiri. He was the nephew of Vishnupant Damle, a partner in Prabhat Films. After his graduation, Damle employed him in Prabhat as an assistant Director.

Raja assisted Shantaram in the film Vasantsena-35 and Amar Jyoti-36. During the making of the film Sant Tukaram, he was shifted to Damle-Fattelal duo as their assistant Director and he became a key figure in making that film. Subsequently, he continued with Damle – Fattelal duo in their other ventures like Gopal Krishna-38 and Sant Dnyaneshwar-40. For film Sant Sakhu-41, his name was included as one of the directors, along with Damle-Fattelal. In between, he also acted in the film Duniya na maane-37.

In 1942, he directed his first independent film ” Dus Baje” a Marathi-Hindi bilingual. Meanwhile, V Shantaram, a mentor for all junior aspirants and his proteges, left Prabhat to start his own studio-Rajkamal Kalamandir. Same time, a new film of Prabhat-“Ramshastri” was given to Nene for direction. However, a group of Shantaram loyalists – Athavale, Dharmadhikari, Mukhram Sharma, Raja nene and Keshavrao Bhole – decided to leave Prabhat. The incomplete film Ramshastri-44 was completed by Gajanan Jagirdar, in addition to doing the lead role in the film. Keshavrao Bhole also completed his work before leaving Prabhat.

The entire group joined Mohan studios. After the film Taramati-45, Nene started his own company – Raja Nene Productions and made the film ” Shadi se Pehle”-1947. Nene not only acted in the film, but also directed it along with Debutant director Datta Dharmadhikari. After Rajkamal, Nene Productions was the next big production house to emerge from Prabhat Films. It was followed by Alhad Chitra of Datta Dharmadhikari.

After directing film Lalat-47 ( debut film of actress Ushakiran), Nene turned to Marathi films, acting and directing hit films like, Patthe Baburao and Ketakichya Banaat, Sant Ramdas etc. He returned to Hindi films and directed Shri Vishnu Bhagwan-51, Bhai ka pyar-51, Rajrani Damayanti-52, Lanka Dahan-52, Indrasen-52, Radha krishna-54, Pehli Tarikh-54, Hanuman Janma-57 and Gauri Shankar-58.

In between and after 1958, Nene directed only Marathi films, but acted in few Hindi films. His film Pehli Tarikh-54 was a hit film and the famous Kishore song, ” Khush hai zamana aaj pehli tarikh hai” was filmed on him only. Film Pehli Tarikh was remade in Kannada and Tamil by P. Neelkantham as Modaltedi-55. Raja Nene expired on 21-2-1975 at Bombay. He directed 16 Hindi films and acted in 14 Hindi films from 1937 to 1975. ( Ack: based on information from ” Marathi Cinema in Retrospect” by Sanjit Narwekar and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Film India-Nov.45 with thanks.)

There is one unusual name in the cast of the film – Vasant Thengdi. Vasant Thengadi was born on 11-1-1910 at Nagpur. He was the son of Congress leader Dhaniram Thengadi. Vasant had his education in Poona. He could not join the Army, because of his father’s political connections. He had to leave his Engineering college after his father’s death. Being very handsome,tall and with good physique, he started working in Marathi dramas and films. He started his Hindi work with film Dhuwandhar-35. ( This was also the Debut film for Leela Chitnis and Meera Alexander). He started doing Villain roles and became popular and famous. Besides Marathi films, his Hindi films were Taramati-45, Phir bhi apna hai-46, Mera Ladka-38, Din Raat-45, Ten o clock-42 etc. Later he also worked as assistant director to Raja Nene.

Today’s film, as the name suggests, is a well known story of Harishchandra-Taramati. This is a story which appears in Aitareya Bramhanya, Mahabharat, Markendeya puran and Devi Bhagwat. This story has been quite popular with our filmmakers from the earliest era. As we all know, the first Silent feature film was Raja Harishchandra-1913, made by Dadasaheb Phalke. In the silent era there were 3 films called Raja Harischandra-in 1913, 1917 and 1927. There were two films called Harishchandra in 1928 and 1929. There were two Talkie films, Raja Harishchandra in 1952 and 1979, There was also a Satyavadi Harishchandra in 1931 itself. The story was so well known, that no wonder, film Taramati-45 did not do well at all at the box office.

Today’s song is sung by Baby Shakuntala. When I requested our Sadanand Kamath ji to upload this song for me, after listening to the song, this is what he said, ” This is one of the rarest songs which, to my mind, even SAREGAMA does not have mp3 clips of any song from the film.

Also, this is one of those marching songs which has been composed with a subdued orchestra giving more emphasis on the lyrics to inspire the listeners. The voice of Baby Shakuntala is neither ‘baby’ nor ‘adult’ but has the correct resonance for the marching song.” Very true.


Song-Veer abhimaan se badhta hua shaan se (Taramati)(1945) Singer – Baby Shakuntala, Lyricist – Pt. Mukhram Sharma, MD – Not known (Keshavrao Bhole or Ramchandra Pal)

Lyrics

Veer abhimaan se
badhata hua shaan se
Veer abhimaan se
badhta hua shaan se
thhakta nahin
thhakta nahin
veer kabhi thhakta nahin
veer kabhi thhakta nahin
aapas ki maar se
chinta ke bhaar se
aapas ki maar se
chinta ke bhaar se
jhukta nahin
jhukta nahin
veer kabhi jhukta nahin
veer kabhi jhukta nahin

shok ke pahaad se
dukhhon ki baadh se
rukta nahin
rukta nahin
veer kabhi rukta nahin
veer kabhi rukta nahin

khelta hai jaan par
khelta hai jaan par
mit’ta hai aan par
mit’ta hai aan par
hat’ta nahin
hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
kartavya ke maidaan se
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4403 Post No. : 15790 Movie Count :

4349

Hullo Atuldom

7th August- remembrance day of Gulshan Kumar Mehta. It seems like just recently that my husband read the news of his demise from the morning papers and asked me who it was? I just rattled out a list of songs that were written by him and he was surprised that almost all the songs that I mentioned he knew he had heard but without knowing who had written it or other details about the song. Today is this Gulshan Kumar Mehta’s 11th anniversary. He is known popularly as Gulshan Bawra.

The name “Baawra” was goven to him by distributor Shantilal Dave who could not believe that the then 19 year old “Baawra” could write such meaningful lyrics. And this moniker “Baawra” stuck.

As I sat to write this post I found a link on youtube that gave me 45 minutes of Gulshan Bawra songs under the title “Best of Gulshan Bawra” and contained the following songs: tumhe-yaad-hogaa; Aapse humko bicchde huye ek zamaana beet gaya; Hamne jo dekhe sapne; Waada karle saajna tere bina main na rahoon; Le chal le chal mere jeewan saathhi; Jeewan ke har mod pe mil jaayenge hamsafar; Tumko mere dil ne pukaara hai; Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi.

Of the 10 songs in that list I didn’t know only two:- “dil sambhaale sambhalta nahin” and “beete hue din kuch aise hi hain”. But of course all the 10 are present on our blog. And 141 out of the 380 odd songs that he has written, are present in the blog. His first outing in movies was in the 1959 movie “Satta Bazaar” (1959) with the classic ‘tumhe yaad hoga kabhi hum mile the’. His career spanned almost four decades and we have a range of songs to entertain ys from the patriotic Aaj hai do october ka din and ‘mere desh ki dharti’; melodiously romantic ‘chaand ko kya maloom’ and funnily romantic ‘peenewaalon ko peene ka bahana chahiye’. His ‘dukki pe dukki ho’ is as popular as ‘dilbar mere kab tak mujhe’. And I remember having seen him on screen lip syncing ‘deewane hai deewano ko na darr chahiye’ and also enjoying the party in ‘Parivaar’ when Nanda sang ‘aaj hai do october ka din’. He was there on screen in Manoj Kumar directed ‘Upkaar’ as the halwai’s son. His songs have been put to music by Kalyanji Anandji, R D Burman, Shankar Jaikishan. He was awarded the best lyricist Filmfare award for “mere desh ki dharti” and “yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi” which also topped that years Binaca Geetmala.

Thinking of this lyricist on his anniversary with a song from the 1984 release “Andar Baahar”. 1984 was when I had discovered the new crop of good looking actors Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol etc. They looked good and danced/ acted reasonably well too. So I could request my dad to see this movie. He was also a fan of movies which were of the ‘masala’ genre and had some good songs for added pleasure and relaxation. I could never convince him to see any of the Arty movies, but that is another story.

“Andar Baahar” was a movie produced by Romu Sippy and directed by Raj N. Sippy. It had a cast of Jackie Shroff- Anil Kapoor- Parikshit Sahni- Anita Raaj- Danny. This was Moon Moon Sen’s Hindi debut (one of the reasons my dad agreed to come for the movie, he wanted to see Suchitra Sen’s daughter).

The movie had a very simple storyline:- A cop-n-crook story. The crooks led by Danny crack the safe of a bank, and one of them turns greedy and tries to shoot the others out of his way. The sound gets cop Ajay Sahni (Parikshat Sahni) to the spot and one of the team of crooks runs away with the loot. Danny escapes from prison and threatens the absconding Gulshan Grover of killing his sister if he doesn’t return the loot. Gulshan squeals to the cops and inspector Ajay and his friend Ravi Khanna (Jackie) reach the spot. Only this time, in the operations, inspector Ajay is fatally wounded and now inspector Ravi seeks vengeance. With the permission of the commissioner he brings the wounded crook Raja (Anil Kapoor), who is still in his custody, to help him track Shera (Danny) Gulshan etc and bring the movie to a close. In the process Ravi Khanna finds a friend in Raja who takes Ajay’s place in his life.

Now since there are friends in the movie it is mandatory to have a song where the heroes proclaim their love for each other. This is sung by Shailendra Singh and Suresh Wadkar. R D Burman is the music composer. The song has a stamp of RD all over it:- great opening piece and in between the mukhda and antara. We can also hear the harmonica (popularly called mouth organ) through the song.

Incidentally it also happens to be Suresh Wadkar’s 65th birthday. He has been active since 1977 -Paheli and Gaman (1978). His voice was different from the reigning voices of that time. He also is trained in classical music which is evident in “saanjh dhale gagan tale” and his numerous songs which need a clear voice at high pitch. We have 71 songs of his on the blog. We have a lot more songs out there for us to learn the range that he can sing in. For today we shall hear him here in this song and wish him a very Happy Birthday.

N.B.: There is a sad version to this song, video of which I am unable to locate.

(Jackie with Parikshat Sahni)(lyrics based on this)

(Jackie with Anil Kapoor)

Song-O hamko toh yaari se matlab hai (Andar Baahar)(1984) Singers-Shailendra Singh, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

o humko toh yaari se matlab hai
ho humko toh yaari se matlab hai
arre humko toh yaari se matlab hai
haan humko toh yaari se matlab hai
yaar ho kaisa bhi
chaahe jhootha ya sahi
baat sach hai yahin yaara

haan humko toh yaari se matlab hai
oo humko toh yaari se matlab hai
yaar ho kaisa bhi
chaahe jhootha ya sahi
baat sach hai yahin yaara

hey ek aur ek toh gyaarah hote hai
ab toh hum wohi gyaarah hain
humko jo koyi aankhen dikhaayega
uski maut ka ishaara hai ae ae

ek aur ek toh gyaarah hote hai
ab toh hum wohi gyaarah hain
humko jo koyi aankhen dikhaayega
uski maut ka ishaara hai

ho jab tak bhi jeeye
yoon hi hasatein rahe
log kuchh bhi kahein yaara

arre humko toh yaari se matlab hai
ho humko toh yaari se matlab hai
yaar ho kaisa bhi
chaahe jhootha ya sahi
baat sach hai yahin yaara

hey jeene ko jeete hain
yoon toh sabhi yaaro
jeena usiko kehte hain
jeete nahin jo apne liye hi
auron ke dil mein rehte hai hae hae
jeene ko jeete hain
yun toh sabhi yaaro
jeena usiko kehte hai
jeete nahi jo apne liye hi
auron ke dil mein rehte hai
kaun rahega yahaan
hai yeh phaani jahaan
kal honge kahaan yaara
hey humko toh yaari se matlab hai
ho humko toh yaari se matlab hai
yaar ho kaisa bhi
chaahe jhootha ya sahi
baat sach hai yahin yaara

hae ab toh hum kabhi
door na honge ji
apna aisa iraada hai
tere liye pyaare
jaan haazir hai
tujhse yeh mera waada hai

ho ab toh hum kabhi
door na honge ji
apna aisa iraada hai
haan tere liye pyaare jaan haazir hai
tujh se yeh mera waada hai

ho ik dooje ka hum
sada baatenge gum
aaj khaale kasam yaara
arre humko toh yaari se matlab hai
ho humko toh yaari se matlab hai
yaar ho kaisa bhi
chaahe jhootha ya sahi
baat sach hai yahi yaara
arre humko toh yaari se matlab hai
arre humko toh yaari se matlab hai


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4403 Post No. : 15789

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 51
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Here is the list of six songs that were represented on the blog on 07.08.2010;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ham is khayaal se duniya se door baithe hain … Mr X in Bombay-1964 All songs covered
Jaa jaa jaa chhod de o chhaliyaa Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan -1963 04 songs posted
Chhedaa mere dil ne taraanaa tere pyar kaa Asli Naqli-1962 All songs covered
Koi pyaar ki dekhe jaadugari Kohinoor-1960 All songs covered
Jiyaa sharmaaye nazar jhuki jaaye Dulhan-1958 05 songs posted
Nazron mein samaane se qaraar aa na sakegaa Hyderabad Ki Naazneen-1952 All songs covered

Out of the six movies represented as above we have only two movies eligible for the ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge’ today viz. ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ and ‘Dulhan-1958’.

When our dear Prakash ji sent the lyrics for the today’s song it reminded me that I had watched this movie ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ during my growing years in mid-late seventies.

This movie was screened during the weekly movie-screening at the ‘recreation club’ building of the colony we were staying then. Movies like ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere-1957’, ‘Sant Gyaneshwar-1964’ etc were some of the movie I got to watch during those days.

Though I do not remember the story of this movie ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ now, remembering a few of its songs was no problem as they were embedded in my memory.Recalling these songs and reliving the nostalgia of actor Mahipal’s movies’ during the preparation of this post brought back memories of watching those black and white movies during my childhood days.

This movie had some nice melodious songs and its music was highly enjoyable.

‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ had nine songs, all written by Bharat Vyas. The music was composed by Pandit Shivaram. Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Mahendra Kapoor had sung six solo songs in this movie and only one of them have posted on the blog so far. That gives us five solo songs by Mahendra Kapoor to be posted on the blog. Today we are going to listen one of them.

Manna Dey had sung one solo and Mukesh had one duet with Suman Kalyanpur which has also been posted on the blog. Suman Kalyanpur had solo song other than the duet with Mukesh which has also been posted on the blog.

Following are the four songs from this movie that have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Apne piyaa ki main to bani re joganiya 25.10.2009
Jaa jaa jaa chhod de o chhaliyaa 07.08.2010
Sabko naach nachaane waala 24.11.2011
Nadiya na piye kabhi apna jal 15.05.2015

The song of ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ under discussion is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. It is lip synced by Mahipal. Also seen in the picturization of this song are Anita Guha,Ram Singh and Raja Nene (as noted by Prakash ji).

Lyrics are by Bharat Vyas and music is composed by Pandit Shivaram.

Let us now enjoy today’s song.

Video (Longer)

Audio

Song-Ye duniya banaana aur banaake phir chalaana (Kan Kan Mein Bhagwaan)(1963) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Shivram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi kaa kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai
raat ko hi raat
parbhaat ko parbhaat
shaam hi ko shaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi ka kaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai

jal pe hai thhal aur thhal pe aasmaan hai
phir bhi ek dooje pe na bojh ke samaan hai
jal pe hai thhal aur thhal pe aasmaan hai
phir bhi ek dooje pe na bojh ke samaan hai
ghazab ka ye jahaan hai
bin khambe ka makaan hai ae
ghazab ka ye jahaan hai
bin khambe ka makaan hai
jahaan ka ek ek kan us ka ghulaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi kaa kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai

surya chandra taare apne dharm se naa tal sake
insaan ki majaal kya
jo uskaa kram badal sake
surya chandra taare apne dharm se naa tal sake
insaan ki majaal kya
jo uska kram badal sake
ik phool bhi khiley nahin ik patta bhi hiley nahin
ik phool bhi khiley nahin ik patta bhi hiley nahin
saare jahaan ki uske haath mein lagaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi ka kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai

(Below mentioned lines are there in Video link only)

samadarshi kehlaane waale
pita ka sar jhukta hai
agar mere chhoone se jo bhagwan ka rath rukta hai
sansaar ke rath ko chalaane waalaa
hamko chhale nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een…een

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
रात को ही रात
प्रभात को प्रभात
शाम ही को शाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

जल पे है थल और थल पे आसमान है
फिर भी एक दूजे पे न बोझ के सामान है
जल पे है थल और थल पे आसमान है
फिर भी एक दूजे पे न बोझ के सामान है
ग़ज़ब का ये जहान है
बिन खम्बे का मकान है ए
ग़ज़ब का ये जहान है
बिन खम्बे का मकान है ए
जहाँ का एक एक कण उस का ग़ुलाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

सूर्य चन्द्र तारे अपने धर्म से ना टल सके
इंसान की मजाल क्या
जो उसका क्रम बदल सके
सूर्य चन्द्र तारे अपने धर्म से ना टल सके
इंसान की मजाल क्या
जो उसका क्रम बदल सके
इक फूल भी खिले नहीं इक पत्ता भी हिले नहीं
इक फूल भी खिले नहीं इक पत्ता भी हिले नहीं
सारे जहाँ की उस के हाथ में लगाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

समदर्शी कहलाने वाले
पिता का सर झुकता है
अगर मेरे छूने से जो भगवन का रथ रुकता है
संसार के रथ को चलाने वाला
हमको छले नहीं… ईं
वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं

वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं

वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं

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