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


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

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 55 # Qawwalis – 7#
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Under this series today we have this beautiful ‘Sufi Qawwali’ composed by C.Arjun and which is written by none other than Sahir Ludhianvi for the movie ‘Nawaab Sahib-1978’. I have vague memories of watching this movie in late seventies or early eighties, but I do not remember much about this movie or its story line. The only memory of this movie that I had carried over in my growing years and thereafter was this song ‘Hum Mein Hai Kya Ke Hamen Koi Haseena Chaahe’ sung by Mohd Rafi.

“Nawaab Sahib’ or ‘Nawaab Saheb’ (as spelled in HFGK Vol-V), a 1978 movie, was directed by Rajinder Singh Bedi for ‘Bhagaylakshmi Chitra Mandir, Bombay’. The list of actors is given as Parikshit Sahni, Tamanna, Om Prakash, Rehana Sultana, Johny Walker, Farida Jalal, Chand Usmani, Veena, Fahmi Anjum, Bharat Bhushan, Sunder, Bhanumati, Johny Whisky, Dev Kishan, and Master Ravi, Master Inu, Ranjeet Sood, Moolchand, Rajan Haksar, Chamanpuri, Kumud Tripathi and Shahid Bijnori.

Rajinder Singh Bedi also makes a ‘special appearance’ in this movie while Anand Kumar (new discovery) makes a debut in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 24.04.1978.

The film has total five songs composed by C.Arjun and penned by Sahir Ludhianvi. Asha Bhonsle, Johny Whisky, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mohd Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar have given their voices to the songs in this movie, whereas one song sung by Johny Whisky also has voice of Eunuchs in it.

In the video of this song, from the conversation before the qawwaali it is clear that this qawwaali happens during the ‘Urs at Dargah-e-Sharif’. I am unable to identify the two lead actors who are performing on this ‘qawwali’ and would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this. Also seen in the picturisation of the song are Om Prakash, Parikshit Sahni, Tamanna, Rehana Sultan and others.

Let us now enjoy this beautiful naatiya qawwaali…


Song – Us Jaan e Do Aalam Ka Jalwaa (Nawaab Sahib) (1978) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – C Arjun
Rafi + Manna Dey
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa a a a

us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa aa
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa aa
arey parde mein bhi hai
be-parda bhi hai
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa
parde mein bhi hai ae
be parda bhi hai
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa

mushtaaq nigaahon ka kaaba
kaaba aa
mushtaaq nigaahon ka kaaba
parde mein bhi hai ae
be-parda bhi hai
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa aa

aa aa aa aa aa
bechain rahe aashiq ki nazar
thodi si magar taskeen bhi ho
thodisi magar taskeen bhi ho
haan aan aan aa aa aa aa
bechain rahe aashiq ki nazar
haan aa aa aa aa aa
thodi si magar taskeen bhi ho
haan aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
us parda nasheen ka..aa ye mansha aa
us parda nasheen ka..aa ye mansha
arey parde mein bhi hai
haan aa aa aa aa aa haan aa aa aa
parde mein bhi hai
parde mein bhi hai
be parda bhi hai
parde mein bhi hai
be parda bhi hai ae
parde mein bhi hai
be parda bhi hai
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa aa

kya husn e zameen
kya rang ae falak
sab uske karishmon ki hai jhalak
sab uske karishmon ki hai jhalak
taaron mein basaa hai noor uska
taaron mein basaa hai noor uska
phoolon mein basaa hai rang uska
phoolon mein basaa hai rang uska
har roop mein shaamil roop uska
har dhang mein shaamil dhang uska
har dhang mein shaamil dhang uska
kya husn e zameen
kya rang e falak
a a a a a a
kya husn e zameen
kya rang e falak
sab uske karishmon ki hai jhalak
sab uske karishmon ki hai jhalak
awwal bhi wohi
aakhir bhi wohi
awwal bhi wohi
aakhir bhi wohi
ojhal bhi wohi
zaahir bhi wohi
ojhal bhi wohi
zaahir bhi wohi
mansoor wohi
sarmad bhi wohi
laa had bhi wohi
aur had bhi wohi
haan aa aa aa aa
sholaa bhi wohi ee
shabnam bhi wohi ee ee ee ee ee ee
sach hai ke hain khud ham bhi wohi
ee ee ee ee ee ee
makhlook se khaaliq ka rishtaa aa
haan aa aa aa aa aa
makhlook se khaaliq ka rishtaa aa
parde mein bhi hai
be parda bhi hai
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa aa
parde mein bhi hai
be parda bhi hai
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa aa

wo maalik e gul
mehboob mera
sunta hai har ik dhadkan ki sadaa
sunta hai har ik dhadkan ki sadaa
jab uska ishaara hota hai
jab uska ishaara hota hai
taqdeer sanwarne lagti hai
taqdeer sanwarne lagti hai
muddat ke taraste khwaabon ki
taabeer ubharne lagti hai
taabeer ubharne lagti hai
wo maalik e gul
mehboob mera aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
wo maalik e gul
mehboob mera aa
suntaa hai har ik dhadkan ki sadaa
suntaa hai har ik dhadkan ki sadaa
sajde me jhuka kar sar apna
sajde me jhuka kar sar apna
maange jo kabhi insaan duaa
maange jo kabhi insaan duaa
ho jaati hai har mushkil aasaan
mil jaati hai dard e dil ki dawaa aa
haan aan aan aa aa aa
aan aan aa aa aa
wo maalik e gul
mehboob mera aa
sunta hai har ik dhadkan ki sadaa
haan aa aa aa aa aa aa
hai uski ye khaas ul khaas adaa
haan aa aa aa aa aa
hai uski ye khaas ul khaas adaa
parde mein bhi hai
be parda bhi hai
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa aa
parde mein bhi hai ae
be parda bhi hai
us jaan e do aalam ka jalwaa aa
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ अ अ अ

उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा आ
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा आ
अरे परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा
परदे में भी हैं
मुश्ताक निगाहों का काबा
काबा आ
मुश्ताक निगाहों का काबा
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा

आ आ आ आ आ
बेचैन रहे आशिक की नज़र
थोडीसी मगर तस्कीन भी हो
थोडीसी मगर तस्कीन भी हो
हाँ आन आन आ आ आ आ
बेचैन रहे आशिक की नज़र
हाँ आन आ आ आ आ आ
थोडीसी मगर तस्कीन भी हो
हाँ आन आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
उस पर्दा नशीं का आ ये मंशा आ
उस पर्दा नशीं का आ ये मंशा
अरे परदे में भी हैं
हाँ आ आ आ आ आ हाँ आ आ आ
परदे में भी हैं
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है ए
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा आ

क्या हुस्न ए ज़मीन
क्या रंग ए फलक
सब उसके करिश्मों कि है झलक
सब उसके करिश्मों कि है झलक
तारों में बसा है नूर उसका
तारों में बसा है नूर उसका
फूलों में बसा है रंग उसका
फूलों में बसा है रंग उसका
हर रूप में शामिल रूप उसका
हर ढंग में शामिल ढंग उसका
हर ढंग में शामिल ढंग उसका
क्या हुस्न ए ज़मीन
क्या रंग ए फलक
अ अ अ अ अ अ
क्या हुस्न ए ज़मीन
क्या रंग ए फलक
सब उसके करिश्मों कि है झलक
सब उसके करिश्मों कि है झलक
अव्वल भी वोही
आखिर भी वोही
अव्वल भी वोही
आखिर भी वोही
ओझल भी वोही
ज़ाहिर भी वोही
ओझल भी वोही
ज़ाहिर भी वोही
मंसूर वोही
सरमद भी वोही
ला हद भी वोही
और हद भी वोही
हाँ आ आ आ आ
शोला भी वोही ई
शबनम भी वोही ई ई ई ई ई ई
सच है के है खुद हम भी वोही
ई ई ई ई ई ई
मखलूक से खालिक का रिश्ता आ
हाँ आ आ आ आ आ
मखलूक से खालिक का रिश्ता आ
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा आ
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा आ

वो मालिक ए गुल
महबूब मेरा आ
सुनता है हर इक धड़कन कि सदा
सुनता है हर इक धड़कन कि सदा
जब उसका इशारा होता है
जब उसका इशारा होता है
तकदीर सँवरने लगती है
तकदीर सँवरने लगती है
मुद्दत के तरसते ख़्वाबों की
ताबीर उभरने लगती है
ताबीर उभरने लगती है
वो मालिक ए गुल
महबूब मेरा आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
वो मालिक ए गुल
महबूब मेरा आ
सुनता है हर इक धड़कन कि सदा
सुनता है हर इक धड़कन कि सदा
सजदे में झुका कर सर अपना
सजदे में झुका कर सर अपना
मांगे जो कभी इंसान दुआ
मांगे जो कभी इंसान दुआ
हो जाती है हर मुश्किल आसान
मिल जाती है दर्द ए दिल की दवा आ
हाँ आँ आँ आ आ आ
हाँ आँ आँ आ आ आ
वो मालिक ए गुल
महबूब मेरा आ
सुनता है हर इक धड़कन कि सदा
हाँ आ आ आ आ आ आ
है उसकी ये ख़ास उल ख़ास अदा
हाँ आ आ आ आ आ
है उसकी ये ख़ास उल ख़ास अदा
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा आ
परदे में भी हैं
बे-पर्दा भी है
उस जाने ए दो आलम का जलवा आ

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“Arab Ka Sitaara”(1946) was directed by Nanubhai Vakil for Roshan Pictures, Bombay. This obscure movie, describe as a costume drama in HFGK, had Amirbai Karnataki, Prakash, Cuckoo, Rafi, Ansari, P D Lal, Malka, Hemlata, Agha Shapur etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Details about the singers of these songs are not known for any of these songs.

A few songs from this movie are available and so one can guess about the singers of this song.

And guess what ! This movie has at least two songs that were sung by Rafi ! Seeing that Rafi was struggling to make his mark as a playback singer in 1946, these solo songs sung by him in this movie must be one of his earliest songs in HFM.Indeed it was just the 11th solo song in HFM for Rafi in his fledgeling career.

Today, on the occasion of Eid, here is this devotional song from “Arab Ka Sitaara”(1946). Rafi is the singer. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Qureshy.

On looking at the cast, I find a name called Rafi. Could this be this Rafi ! It is known that he had acted in “Laila Majnu”(1945) and “Jugnu”(1947). So why he could not act in this movie ? I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie as well as on my guess about Rafi in this movie.

With this song, “Arab Ka Sitaara”(1946) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Milta hai kya namaaz mein sajde mein jaa ke dekh le (Arab ka Sitaara)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-S Qureshy

Lyrics

milta hai kya namaaz mein
sajde mein jaa ke dekh le
milta hai kya namaaz mein
sajde mein jaa ke dekh le
hoga khuda ke saamne
sar ko jhuka ke dekh le
hoga khuda ke saamne
sar ko jhuka ke dekh le

fikr o alam
na koi gham
hoga tujhe teri kasam
fikr o alam
na koi gham
hoga tujhe teri kasam
thhodi si der ke liye
masjid mein aa ke dekh le
thhodi si der ke liye
masjid mein aa ke dekh le

leti hai bas usi ka naam
kaliyaan chaman mein subah shaam
kaliyaan chaman mein subah sham
leti hai bas usi ka naam
kaliyaan chaman mein subah shaam
kaliyaan chaman mein subah sham
aankhon se bekhudi ke tu
parde hata ke dekh le
aankhon se bekhudi ke tu
parde hata ke dekh le

duniya ko dekhta hai kya
rab se bhi apni lau laga
duniya ko dekhta hai kya
rab se bhi apni lau laga
karke neeyat namaaz ki
jalwe khuda ke dekh le
karke neeyat namaz ki
jalwe khuda ke dekh le
milta hai kya namaaz mein
sajde mein jaake dekh le


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“Beeswin Sadi”(1945) is an obscure movie which was produced and directed by M Bhawnani for Bhawnani Productions, Bombay. This movie had Motilal, Mazhar Khan, Nargis, Ashalata, Gope, Majumdar, Navin etc in it.

This movie had fifteen songs in it. The music of this song was actually composed by Anil Biswas, but credits for music direction were given to Pannalal Ghosh, the brother in law of Anil Biswas. Names of singers are given for only two songs in HFGK. Singers are not known for other songs.

Two songs from this movie have been covered in the past.
Here is the third song from “Beeswin Sadi”(1945) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the singers of this song. A comment in the YT link mentions that this song is sung by Renuka Roy Chaudhary and Manna Dey. The commenter (son of Renuka Roy Chaudhary) mentions that contractual obligations necessitates incorrect credits in the songs of this movie to Anil Biswas’s brother in law (Pannalal Ghosh) and sister (Parul Ghosh). In this case, the female singer was Renuka Roy Chaudhary and not Parul Ghosh. The male voice is unmistakably Manna Dey’s.

Lyricist for this song (as well as other songs) is not known.

With this song, Renuka Roy Chaudhary makes her debut in the blog as a singer.


Song-Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala (Beeswin Sadi)(1945) Singers-Renuka Roy Chaudhary, Manna Dey, MD-Pannalal Ghosh
Both

Lyrics

Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala
jo mausam bana hariyaala
aala
Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala
jo mausam bana hariyaala
aala
Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala

pedon ne phoolon se daali bhari hogi
belon ne kaliyon ki maala
pedon ne phoolon se daali bhari hogi
belon ne kaliyon ki maala
maala
Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala
jo mausam bana hariyaala
aala
Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala

saanjh ki bela mein kirnon ka mela
sheetal pawan pyaari lahron se khela
saanjh ki bela mein kirnon ka mela
aaye vasant bahaar hai sang sang
aaye vasant bahaar hai sang sang
kunjon mein karne ujaala
ujaala

Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala
jo mausam bana hariyaala
aala
Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala

preet hai reet
aur reet jawaani
ee ee ee
e e e ee
ek hai ?? aur ek jawaani
mil jul bani dekho ek kahaani
deewaani duniya mein aa kar basaaya
deewaani duniya mein aa kar basaaya
donon ne prem shivaala
shivaala

Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala
jo mausam bana hariyaala
aala
Aaya hai bagiya mein kaun niraala


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“Dhanna Bhagat”(1945) was directed by Kidar Sharma for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Kamla Chatterjee, Kamal Zamindar, Baby Mumtaz (Madhubala), N Kabir, Chandabai, Pesi Patel, Rajendra Singh,Shanta Kumari, Pandit Iqbal, Nazira, Anwari, Yeshwant Dave etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Dhanna Bhagat”(1945) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mohantara Talpade. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khemchand Prakash.

Since the movie was based on the tale of devotee of Lord Krishna, (role played by Kamal Zameendaar) and a fellow devotee played by Kamala Chatterji, it seems clear that this Meera Bhajan genre of song must have been picturised on Kamala Chatterji.


Song-Bhool na jaana ji giridhaari(Dhanna Bhagat)(1945) Singer-Mohantara Talpade, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

ghat ghat ki tum jaante
kya kahoon deenaanaath
aa aa aa
ya to hogi ee ee aaj
saanjh tumhaare saath

bhool na jaana ji giridhaari
bhool na jaana ji giridhaari
roothh na jaana ji giridhaari
roothh na jaana ji giridhaari
bhool na jaana ji giridhaari
bhool na jaana ji giridhaari

meri janam janam ki preet hai
meri janam janam ki preet hai
shyaam nibhaana
bhool na jaana
shyaam nibhaana
bhool na jaana
bhool na jaana
bhool na jaana
bhool na jaana ji giridhaari
bhool na jaana ji giridhaari

tori jug jug baat nihaaroon
tori jug jug baat nihaaroon
khadi jharokhe baat nihaaroon
khadi jharokhe baat nihaaroon
tere ansuwan paanv pakhaaroon
tere ansuwan paanv pakhaaroon
giridhaari
giridhaari
giridhaari
giridhaari
main bhula nahin sakti
tum mujhe bhulaa naa
bhool na jaana
bhool na jaana
bhool na jaana ji giridhaari
bhool na jaana ji giridhaari
roothh na jaana
roothh na jaana
roothh na jaana ji giridhaari
bhool na jaana ji giridhaari ee


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

At the time of the release of National Studios’ film ‘Roti’ (1942) in August 1942, the production house was sold to KM Modi, a prominent film exhibitors of that time who had no interest in producing films. At that time, three films of National Studios were under the advance stage of completion. ‘Jawaani’ (1942) was one among the three films, other two films being ‘Lala ji’ (1942) and ‘Apna Paraaya’ (1942). Anil Biswas was the music directors for all the three films.
I find from the issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazines of 1942 that the publicity given to these three films was subdued as compared with the scale of publicity which National Studios normally used to indulge for their earlier films. Probably, for the new owner, the publicity for the films was not a priority.

‘Jawaani’ (1942) had the usual star cast of National Studios which included Surendra, Husn Bano, Jyoti, AR Kabuli, Sankatha Prasad, Gulzar, Kayam Ali, Wasekar etc. The film was directed by Wajahat Mirza Changezi, his first and the last under National Studios. He did direct a few films for other production houses later.

Wajahat Mirza was a familiar name in my younger days because of his association with ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960) as one of the dialogue writers for which he received the Filmfare Award. Later, as a solo dialogue writer, he got the same category of Filmfare Award for ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961). His other famous films as a dialogue writers in the 50s and thereafter was ‘Mother India’ (1957), ‘Yahudi’ (1958), ‘Kohinoor’ (1960), ‘Leader’ (1964), ‘Palki’ (1967) etc. His last film as a dialogue writer was ‘Daaku Aur Jawaan’ (1978). K Asif’s swan song – the film ‘Love and God’ (1986) for which he had written the dialogues, was in the making for a long time and got released later.

As per Wikipedia, Wajahat Mirza Hussain Changezi (known as Wajahat Mirza) was born on 20/04/1908 in Sitapur, a part of Awadh region. He did his college education in Government Jubilee College, Lucknow where he got acquainted with a cinematographer from Calcutta. He accompanied the cinematographer to Calcutta to work as his assistant.

I became aware of Wajahat Mirza’s career in the film industry as lyricist and director only when I ventured into the films of 1940s as a part of the project for the blog. Details taken from his filmography indicate that his first film was New Theatres’ ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1933) as a dialogue writer. After this work, he had a 5-year hiatus from the film industry. Probably, he may have worked in the film industry during this period in a different capacity about which no information could be found online.

Wajahat Mirza joined Sagar Movietone as a screenplay/dialogue writer and lyricist in 1938. His first film as a dialogue writer/lyricist was ‘Watan’ (1938). Baburao Patel, in his review of the film, has complimented Wajahat Mirza by saying that for the first time in a Bombay film, good Urdu dialogue was written. From this point onward, his career got mostly associated with Mehboob Khan until ‘Roti’ (1942) after which he worked for the films as a free-lancer.

During the course of his association with Sagar Movietone and National Studios, he also worked as a lyricist in films ‘Watan’ (1938), ‘Hum Tum Aur Woh’ (1938), ‘Bahen’ (1941), Jawaani’ (1942) and ‘Roti’ (1942). After leaving National Studios, Wajahat Mirza worked as a dialogue writer in the popular films like ‘Zeenat’ (1945), ‘Shaheed’ (1948), ‘Shikast’ (1953) and those of 50s and 60s listed above.

During his career, Wajahat Mirza directed 5 films – ‘Jawaani’ (1942), ‘Swaminath’ (1942), Shahenshah Babar’ (1944), ‘Prabhu Ka Ghar’ (1945) and ‘Nishaana’ (1950). In his later career, he gave up direction and lyrics writing and concentrated only on story/screeplay/dialogue writing. He was regarded as an expert in writing dialogues in simple language which had the ability to create the desired impact on the scene. Because of this quality, Mehboob Khan recalled Wajahat Mirza to write the dialogue for ‘Mother India’ (1957) which had the story in rural setting. Incidentally, Wajahat Mirza had also written the dialogue for its earlier avatar ‘Aurat’ (1940).

Wajahat Mirza died on 4/08/1990 at the age of 82 in Karachi.

‘Jawaani’ (1942) was advertised as a romantic comedy film where ‘the youth triumphs over the age’. The film had 11 songs written by Wajahat Mirza (7) and Aarzoo Lucknowi (4). Two songs have been covered in the blog. Here is the 3rd song ‘Roney Se Nahi Fursat Jisko Wo Hansna Hansaana Kya Jaane’, sung by Husn Bano who was the female lead in the film. The song is written by Aarzoo Lucknowi and is set to music by Anil Biswas.


Song – Roney Se Nahin Fursat Jisko (Jawaani) (1942) Singer – Husn Banu, Lyrics – Aarzoo Lakhnawi, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

rone se nahin fursat jisko
wo hansna hansaana kya jaane
rone se nahin fursat jisko
kya dard mein dil par banti hai
kya dard mein dil par banti hai
bedard zamaana kya jaane
bedard zamaana kya jaane
rone se nahin fursat jisko

jo dil ki tamanna ban ke rahe
wo dil kaa lagaana kya jaane
jo dil ki tamanna ban ke rahe
wo dil kaa lagaana kya jaane
dil aap hi naazon kaa hai pala
dil aap hi naazon kaa hai pala
wo naaz uthhaana kya jaane
wo naaz uthhaana kya jaane
rone se nahin fursat jisko

jis par bhi bharosa hamne kiya
jis par bhi bharosa hamne kiya
ki milke usi zaalim ne daga
ki milke usi zaalim ne daga
patthar ko jo phool samajhta ho
patthar ko jo phool samajhta ho
wo chot bachaana kya jaane
wo chot bachaana kya jaane
rone se nahin fursat jisko
wo hansna hansaana kya jaane
rone se nahin fursat jisko
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रोने से नहीं फुर्सत जिसको
वो हँसना हँसाना क्या जाने
रोने से नहीं फुर्सत जिसको
क्या दर्द में दिल पर बनती है
क्या दर्द में दिल पर बनती है
बेदर्द ज़माना क्या जाने
बेदर्द ज़माना क्या जाने
रोने से नहीं फुर्सत जिसको

जो दिल की तमन्ना बन के रहे
वो दिल का लगाना क्या जाने
जो दिल की तमन्ना बन के रहे
वो दिल का लगाना क्या जाने
दिल आप ही नाज़ों का है पला
दिल आप ही नाज़ों का है पला
वो नाज़ उठाना क्या जाने
रोने से नहीं फुर्सत जिसको

जिस पर भी भरोसा हमने किया
जिस पर भी भरोसा हमने किया
की मिलके उसी ज़ालिम ने दग़ा
की मिलके उसी ज़ालिम ने दग़ा
पत्थर को जो फूल समझता हो
पत्थर को जो फूल समझता हो
वो चोट बचाना क्या जाने
वो चोट बचाना क्या जाने
रोने से नहीं फुर्सत जिसको
वो हँसना हँसाना क्या जाने
रोने से नहीं फुर्सत जिसको


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

Hullo to everyone in Atuldom

Today 25th June 2017 is the 93rd birth anniversary of the legendary Madan Mohan.

At the outset, itself I should make it clear I am no authority on either Madan Mohan or any composer of that era. I have this disclaimer on all my writeups on legends of that era.

The best of these composers happened much before I even became aware that a song needs a lyricist, a composer, a singer and numerous musical instruments to make us-listeners fall in love with them. But for sure I love all music whether of the 50s, 60s, 70s or of the 80s to now. I am unsure of if I know any song of the 40s, hence I didn’t mention them in my list.

I love “lag ja gale ke phir yeh haseen raat ho na ho” as much as “simti si sharmayi si” or “bhor aayi gaya aandhiyaara”. I loved his “har koi chahta hai ek muthi aasmaan”; “mera naam abdul rehmaan”; “ai haseeno naazaneeno” much before I became aware (discovered this today) that they are all Madan Mohan compositions. Till yesterday they were all Kishore Kumar songs to be enjoyed. I loved his “kaun aaya mere man ke dwaare” as much as “tum bin Jeevan kaisa Jeevan”. I am a fan of all his work with Lata Mangeshkar-there are just too many songs to list out here. I am forever hooked on to “jhumka gira re” and “ai dil mujhe bata de”. I am not going to list anymore of my favourite songs; I am just moving on.

As I scrutinized the anniversary pages of this blog and the list of songs movie-wise page I zeroed in on a movie that is a family favourite; that is. everyone from my Grandpa (when he was there) to my teenage niece love the songs of this movie. Even I got my husband and his mom addicted to this movie after we shifted to Mumbai in the 90s. This movie had six or seven songs (I am unsure about the number we need HFGK to tell us the exact number) and the blog has only the popular three. Let us have one more today.

The movie was a N.C.Sippy, Romu Sippy & Hrishikesh Mukhrjee production for Rupam Chitra. Hrishikesh Mukherjee also directed it. It was given censor certificate on 30th June 1972 and released on July 7th the same year. So, we are also at the release anniversary of the movie. The movie had a small cast of Harindranth Chattopadhyay, Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, A.K.Hangal, Durga Khote, Kali Bannerjee, Usha Kiran, Master Raju and Manisha. I think the name of the actor who played Jaya Bhaduri’s romantic interest is someone called Suraj. (I am sure Prakashchandraji will be able to give the right name).

Amitabh Bachchan was the narrator at the opening and closing of the movie.

I am most certain that everyone has by now understood that we are having a song from “Bawarchi” today to remember Madan Mohan on his birthday. The movie had dialogues by Gulzar. It was based on Tapan Sinha’s 1966 Bengali movie “Galpa Haleo Satyi”.

The songs were penned by Kaifi Azmi (another revelation for me; I seem to be discovering many things today). Todays’ song is semi classical in the voices of Chaube Maharaj (another discovery today, need light on this too) with Laxmi Shankar. This is Paintal tutoring Manisha (playing Meeta Sharma B.A.; daughter of A.K.Hangal and Durga Khote) kathak nritya. A little researching on Manisha and I found that she was married to Deb Mukherjee for a while. She is the mother of Ashutosh Gowarikar’s wife Sunita. And researching on Chaube Maharaj brought up the fact that he was son of Sukhdev Maharaj and that makes him brother to Sitaara Devi – found this in Kathak, Indian Classical Dance Art written by Sunil Kothari, page 71.

[Ed: The song is in three parts in the movie. The first two parts show Manisha practicing under the tutelage of Paintal. The third part shows her making use of her training in a dance competition. The video shown combines the three parts at one place.
The portion sung by Chaube Maharaj may need correction at several places. Knowledgeable raeders with keener ears are requested to point out the errors as applicable.]


Song-Kaahe Kaanha karat barjori (Baawarchi)(1972) Singers-Laxmi Shankar, Chaube Maharaj, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

todat kala biraajat chhabi saajat
poorn chandr
sharad rain ujiyaari
ati pyaari
nirakh jog ??
jan hit
bajaayi bajaayi murali akhand
mandal maha??
mandal mad nirtak
dhishom dhishom
dhimik dhimik
tata thaiyya
ta thaiyya
tak tak tak dhig
bajat bheen mridang
?? murli
madhur dhuni kar
taal dhun dhun
bajat ghiti
??
dhig dhig dha
??
dhig dhig dha
dha dhig dhig dha
bansi bat pe
jamuna tat pe
?? dhig dhig dha
bansi bat pe
jamuna tat pe
?? dhig dhig dha
bansi bat mein
jamuna tat pe

kaahe kaanha karat barjori
kaahe kaanha karat barjori
chhodo chhodo
chhodo chhodo
chhodo chhodo
kalaiya mori

kaahe kaanha karat barjori
kaahe kaanha karat barjori
chhodo chhodo
chhodo chhodo
chhodo chhodo
kalaiya mori
kaahe kaanha karat barjori
kaahe kaanha karat barjori

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kaahe kaanha karat barjori
kaahe kaanha
kaahe kaanha
kaahe kaanha karat barajori
kaahe kaanha
dhi dha dhigdhig
dhi dha dhigdhig
dhi dha dhigdhig
dhai dhi dha
tat tat dhigdha dhai
ta
dhig dha dhig dha
dhig dha dhig dha
dhai tha
tat tat dhigdha
thai thai
thai ta
dhig dha dhig dhig
dhig dha dhig dhig
dhig dha dhig dhig dhai
dhig dha dhig dhig dhigdha dhai
dhig dha dhig dhig dhigdha
dhaant
dhigdha dhigdhig
dhai dhai
tha
tat thai
dhigta thai thai
dhatit dhatit
dhadha tit tit
dhakit dhakit dha
dhagin to to
nage nage tunda
tirkit dhagin
??
ghe ghe ghe ghe ghe ghe
tat
ghe ghe ghe ghe ghe
tat ghe ghe ghe ghe
ta thai
tat ta thai
tat thi ta thai
tat tathai

———————————-
sraant dhidhig dha
tam ta dhidhig dha
tha dhidhig dha
bansi bat pe
jamuna tat pe
dha dhig dhig dha
bansi bat pe
jamuna tat pe
dhigdha dhig dhig dha
bansi bat pe
jamuna tat pe

kaahe kaanha karat barjori
kaahe kaanha karat barjori

raar machaaye
ang lagaaye
raar machaye
ang lagaaye
bainyya dhare gori gori
kaahe kaanha karat


This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today (25 june 2017) is the 93rd birth anniversary of Madan Mohan (25 june 1924- 14 july 1975). We in this blog traditionally cover songs of artists on their anniversaries. Madan Mohan is a key artist for this blog and we indeed have discussed his songsextensively in the blog, not only on his anniversaries, but also on other days.

According to my records, Madan Mohan composed 627 songs in 93 released movies. This blog has 517 Madan Mohan compositions in the blog from 90 of these released movies, one unreleased movie and also one un-utilised song. 58 movies with Madan Mohan’s compositions are already YIPPEED in the blog. So only 31 movies (plus four movies as yet unrepresented in the blog) are left to be covered. In all, just over 110 odd Madan Mohan compositions are left to be covered.

It goes without saying that this blog is a one stop destination for lots and lots of Madan Mohan compositions at one location.

The earliest Madan Mohan movie that is not yet YIPPEED in “Anjaam”(1952). This movie was produced by V M Vyas and directed by Shanti Kumar for Sunrise Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Premnath, Vyjyanti Mala, Kuldeep Kaur, Yakoob, Dulari, Jankidas, H Prakash, Shammi, Chitralekha etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six of these songs are already covered. Only one out of the two remaining songs is available online. The one song that is available is a delightful light hearted song that tells us the qualities that a husband should possess. Then it is followed by a wishlist of qualities that a biwi should possess. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Shamshad Begam. Asha Bhonsle tells us about the desirable qualities of a husband-“he should get you a home, a car, should be at your beck and call, etc). Shamshad Begam’s description of a biwi is quite togue in cheek though-“a biwi should divide her day in hotel and night at club. She should be interested in learning all kinds of dances and looking after household works should be least of her priorities”. 🙂

This light hearted song is written by Qamar Jalalabadi, who was quite adept in coming up with such fun songs dealing with Husband-wife nok jhonk. Later he would pen the immortal songs of “Pehli Taareekh”(1954) as well which dealt with the same topic.

Music is composed by Madan Mohan, of course.

The song is sung in one breath, and there is no gap anywhere. So this song, more than three minutes long has just one stanza in it, without any pause !

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

With this song, the seventh and penultimate song from “Anjaam”(1952), the only song remaining to be covered is a group song viz-“Saanwar ke rang raati”. I have not been able to locate this song online. So unless this song can be unearthed and posted, “Anjaan”(1952) will remain unYIPPEED. I request our knowledgeable readers to keep an eye on this missing song and inform us as and when this song gets located.

For now, here is this fun song from “Anjaam”(1952) on the occasion of Madan Mohan’s birth anniversary.


Song-Baalam ho to aisa (Anjaam)(1952) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
hoye baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
mohe bangla bana de
car manga de
bank mein rakh de paisa
baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
meri jaan
biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi
hoye biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi
din hotel mein raat club mein
shakl ho bulbul jaisi
meri jaan
biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi

hoye baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
hoye baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
subah shaam jo kare salaam
ban ke rahe biwi ka gulaam
subah shaam jo kare salaam
ban ke rahe biwi ka gulaam
biwi din ko raat kahe
to wo bhi kah de waisa
biwi din ko raat kahe
to wo bhi kah de waisa
baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
meri jaan
biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi
hoye biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi
baalam se maange bechaari
naye naye jewar nayi nayi saadi
baalam se maange bechaari
naye naye jewar nayi nayi saadi
nikle baalam ka deewaala
haalat kar de aisi
nikle baalam ka deewaala
haalat kar de aisi
biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi

hoye baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
hoye baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
naukar jaaye chutti par to wo naukar ban jaaye
haath jodkar bole ae ji madam pi lo chaai
madam chaai pikar bole saahab ho to aisa
madam chaai pikar bole saahab ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
meri jaan
biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi
hoye biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi
ghar ke kaam pe daale khaakh
seekh chukhi ho saare naach
ghar ke kaam pe daale khaakh
seekh chukhi ho saare naach
ghar ki haalat jo bana de bilkul hotel jaisi
ghar ki haalat jo bana de bilkul hotel jaisi
biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi

hoye baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa
meri jaan
biwi ho to aisi
biwi ho to aisi

hoye baalam ho to aisa
baalam ho to aisa


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

Some established producer-directors generally have their wish list to make a film or two on the subjects that are close to their hearts. The fulfilment of their wishes gets postponed until such time the producer-directors are able to make the successful films in normal course of their career. After all, they need the financial security to take risk in producing films of their personal choices irrespective of the outcome at the box office.

Producer-director Guru Dutt had one such subject on which he was keen to make a film on a life of a successful director whose career is ruined by the will of the financiers and the personal circumstances in his life. Ultimately, the director dies as a lonely and forgotten man. The film was ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959). The film was said to be based on the life of his mentor Gyan Mukherjee, one of the successful directors of Bombay Talkies.

Given the depressing theme of the story with a tragic end, Guru Dutt seems to have been aware of the box office risk of such a film. He took to produce and direct this film only after his three successive films became the box office hits – ‘Aar Par’ (1954), ‘Mr & Mrs, 1955’ (1955) and ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). Now he was ready to show his mastery over the artistic films and the use of the latest techniques in the film making. Guru Dutt’s expectations about his pet project was very high.

Unfortunately, ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) was a disaster at the box office putting Guru Dutt in dire financial difficulties. But what affected Guru Dutt more than the box office failure was that even the film critics had branded this film as boring and incoherent. But today, this film is regarded as one of the classics in Hindi films’ history.

Producer-Director Raj Kapoor, after producing a series of box office hits, produced ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) which he had called his favourite film under RK Banner. The film was in the making for about 5-years. Because of the length of the film, it had two intervals. Raj Kapoor may have felt unsure about the risk at the box office. For that, he had some box office ingredients in the film and had roped in Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar and Dara Singh in the star cast. As usual, the expectation from the director’s pet project was very high from the financiers and distributors.

The film failed at the box office and Raj Kapoor was put into financial distress. Today, ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) is regarded as the best films from RK Films banner.

Something similar happened to Mehboob Khan in 1942 when ‘Roti’ (1942) was released. After directing films like ‘Alibaba’ (1940), ‘Aurat’ (1940) and ‘Bahen’ (1941), which achieved the tremendous successes at the box office, Mehboob Khan announced the film ‘Roti’ (1942) which went to the floor in June 1941. The theme in the story of the film was the class conflict or disparity between rich and poor, a subject close to the heart of Mehboob Khan if one goes by the logo of Mehboob Productions.

I have seen in an advertisement of National Studios in which along with the names of the then current films under productions, the name of ‘Roti’ (1942) was written in bold letters with a statement ‘Mehboob’s Pride Picture With 5 Renowned Stars’. This shows the status of and the high expectations from the film.

The five ‘renowned stars’ of the film were Chandra Mohan, Sheikh Mukhtar, Sitara Devi, Akhtari Faizabadi (Begum Akhtar) and Ashraf Khan. For the first time, Chandra Mohan worked under the direction of Mehboob Khan in the film. Chandra Mohan was known to be a tough actor to handle as he was frank in giving his opinions to the directors about the shots to be framed on him. I had read in his interview taken sometime in 1941 in which he spelled out the director’s and actor’s roles in the film making. While the director sets his requirement of the scene to the actor, it is the actor who decide how to portray the acting for the scene. In other words, Chandra Mohan did not like to follow the director’s inputs in the acting.

Begum Akhtar who had not worked in the films after 1936 was roped in probably with the recommendation of Anil Biswas. It was doubtful whether she would accept the offer to act in the film. But for her, the offer had come at the right time. At that time, she was the court singer in the state of Rampur and the Nawab of Rampur wanted to marry her. She was not interested in marrying the already married Nawab. So she shifted to Bombay (Mumbai) in the guise of working in the film to wriggle out of Nawab’s marriage proposal.

The film took more than one year to complete and its release was delayed due to a last minute problem. Megaphone Recording Company brought a stay order as Akhtaribai had an exclusive singing contract with the Company. Finally, the stay order was withdrawn and the film was released only after all her six songs were deleted from the film. Later, Megaphone released 78 RPM records of these six songs. The film was released in Bombay (Mumbai) on 25/08/1942.
The film did not create ripple on the box office front though it ran for few weeks. I have watched the film on YT and my take as to why the film did not click for Mehboob Khan as much as it was expected is as under:

1. It was expected that with Chandra Mohan in terms of star value, Begum Akhtar in terms of her singing, and Sitara Devi with her dances would attract the audience to the theatres. The deletion of all the six songs of Begum Akhtar from the film would have definitely disappointed her fans.

2. With the deletion of all the six songs of Begum Akhtar, continuity in the film was lost. One can notice the abrupt moves from one scene to another scene in the film. Also Begum Akhtar did not look like a sophisticated daughter of a businessman. For her fans, she was engraved in their minds as a vocalist in semi-classical music.

3. In the traditional definition of the hero and the heroine of the film, Chandra Mohan and Begum Akhtar had leading roles with Chandra Mohan one sided love with Begum Akhtar. But Chandra Mohan had also had the role of a villain as he was responsible for murdering his partner whose daughter he now loves. Under such a situation, unless the director is able extract the emotional scenes to bond with the audience with such a character, it is difficult to maintain the interest of the audience in the film.

4. The class conflict as the main theme of the film was not brought out in a manner which could have kept the audience interest intact. The whole idea of bringing the life style of Sheikh Mukhtar and Sitara Devi in their forest dwelling in contrast with that of Chandra Mohan as a rich and greedy businessman in a palatial residence did not create a forceful anti-capitalist impact in the film. The scenes of Ashraf Khan giving his philosophical preaching was boring.

Later, Mehboob Khan adopted the sickle and the hammer as the logo for his film production company, Mehboob Productions in 1942 in accordance with the main theme of his film ‘Roti’ (1942).

‘Roti’ had 14 songs of which Begum Akhtar had 6 songs. 7 songs (3 Begum Akhtar’s songs) have already been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 8th song from the film which is a ghazal rendered by Begum Akhtar. The ghazal is ‘wo hans rahen hain aah kiye jaa raha hoon main’ written by Aarzoo Lucknowi. After listening to the style of rendition of the ghazal, I feel that it has more of Begum Akhtar’s contribution than that of Anil Biswas as a music director.


Song – Wo Hans Rahe Hain Aah Kiye Jaa Raha Hoon Main (Roti) (1942) Singer – Akhtari Bai, Lyrics – Aarzoo Lakhnawi, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

wo o o o
wo o o  o o o
wo hans rahe hain
aah kiye jaa raha hoon main
main
wo hans rahe hain
aah kiye jaa raha hoon main
main
pathar ke dil mein raah
kiye jaa raha hoon main
main
pathar ke dil mein raah
kiye jaa raha hoon main

bahr e karam ko  ..oo
josh mein
laane ke wa..aaste ae
ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
aen aen aen  aen  aen
daanishtaa
daanishtaa kuchh gunaah kiye
jaa raha hoon main
main
daanishtaa kuchh gunaah kiye
jaa raha hoon main
main
daanishtaa kuchh gunaah kiye
jaa raha hoon main

aadat ke ba..aad
dard bhi dene lagaa aa mazaa
aaa
aa  aa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aaa
hans hans ke
ae ae ae 
ae ae ae
hans hans ke
aah aah kiye
jaa raha hoon main
main
hans hans ke aah aah kiye
jaa raha hoon main
aen aen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वो ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
वो ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
वो हंस रहे हैं
आह किए जा रहा हूँ मैं
मैं
वो हंस रहे हैं
आह किए जा रहा हूँ मैं
मैं
पत्थर के दिल में राह
किए जा रहा हूँ मैं
मैं
पत्थर के दिल में राह
किए जा रहा हूँ मैं

बहर ए करम को॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
जोश में
लाने के वास्ते॰॰ए
॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
दानिश्ता
दानिश्ता कुछ गुनाह
किए जा रहा हूँ मैं
मैं
दानिश्ता कुछ गुनाह
किए जा रहा हूँ मैं
मैं
दानिश्ता कुछ गुनाह
किए जा रहा हूँ मैं

आदत के बा॰॰आद
दर्द भी देने लगा मज़ा
॰॰आ
॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
हंस हंस के
॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
हंस हंस के
आह आह किए
जा रहा हूँ मैं
मैं
आह आह किए
जा रहा हूँ मैं ॰॰एं॰॰एं


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from film ‘Jawani Ki Pukaar’ aka ‘Call Of Youth’ (1942). The film makes its debut on our blog today. It is sung by Sarfaraz Deen, who too makes his debut with this song.

The song is a parody song. The dictionary meaning of ‘parody’ is ” humorous exaggerated imitation”. This was quite a popular genre of songs in Hindi films. The earliest parody song is found in film ‘Deccan Queen’ (1936), sung by Surendra in his debut film. The song – “Birha Ki Aag Lagi Mere Mann Mein“, which is a parody of the iconic KL Saigal song from the 1935 film ‘Devdas’ – “Baalam Aaye Baso Morey Mann Mein“. The producers at Sagar Movietone, (the banner under which ‘Deccan Queen’ was produced) wanted Surendra to become ‘Saigal’ of Bombay !

People have a misconception that making a parody song is very easy, but it is not so. First of all, there should be a suitable situation in the film. Secondly, the lyrics should not only be funny, but they should also fit into the metre of the original tune. Thirdly, the singer must sing more or less in the original singer’s style. Lastly, the composer must arrange the music appropriately. The basic condition for a parody song is that the original song or songs must be well known and popular. In a good parody song, tunes of at least 3 stanzas are used from 3 different songs. I know of longer songs where 6 to 7 famous songs have been used.

During the period 16-3-2013 to 2-4-2013, I had discussed 10 parody songs on this blog, for my series ‘Parody Songs’. On the blog, a total of 22 parody songs have been discussed so far. Even after the series was over, I have discussed 4 more parody songs. Many MDs, though not all, used to compose parody songs in their films.

When I was searching for parody songs for my series, I found that there is a list of more than 150 parody songs, between the years 1936 to 1980, available on the website ‘Hamara Forum’, which was once upon a time a very popular and active site for film songs and related topics. Sad that this site is no more active, but one can still find valuable information even on it. (I have been able to locate several lists on various topics, for example I found a list of double role movies. The list was so detailed that it gave details by and by year. Like in how many films Amitabh Bachchan has done double role, in which year etc.) I have seen many sites closing down after only few years on the internet. Some of them were very useful too. Alas !

Initially, when I got today’s song from one of my friends, I became excited, for 2 reasons. One, the film and the singer would make their debut and two, this song will give me an opportunity to write about a less known or rather unknown Music Director, Vasant Kumar Naidu. With my recent experience with the song “Hum Aage Badhte Jaayen” from film ‘Anban’ (1944), I first sent this song to our Sudhir ji to inquire if he had this song in his collection and if it was longer than the one I had sent. Sure enough, Sudhir ji replied yes for both points. This was a good news as the song would have its full length now. Very kindly, Sudhir ji has uploaded the song and here we are to enjoy it. Thank you Sudhir ji. The world is a better place with people like you !

This blog is read by millions of music lovers from all over the world. Considering the figure of visitors by the counter, a quick rough calculation tells me that on an average 3000 visitors come to the blog every day. Some of them are connected with the film industry too, in direct or indirect way. Sometimes, people who are close or distant relatives of alive or departed artists, leave their comments here. I have been able to establish contact with them and get valuable information about those cine artistes. Like this, I was able to write articles on actor/singer Parshuram, actress Indurani, Bhudo Advani, Latika, Mukri and Mirza Musharraf etc.

In case of music director Vasant Kumar Naidu, no information is available in any book or on the internet. Only Pankaj Raag writes about his films and songs in his book ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’. This too is based on HFGK only. Luckily Ms. Sai Lakshmi and Mr. Krishna Kumar Naidu, niece and nephew of Vasant Kumar Naidu have visited our blog and left some comments when Sadanand ji had discussed a different song (not of Vasant Kumar Naidu) and had just mentioned his name in the write up. I picked up this slender lead and wrote to both of them. It is to their credit that both responded promptly . They tried to provide song and film information from different sites, which I already knew. After exchanging few mails, they sent me a newspaper cutting, announcing the passing away of Vasant Kumar Naidu, along with his photo and his a copy of his death certificate. Krishna Kumar ji also gave me some information about his family. I can understand their limitations. Naidu ji died in 1951. At that time these two were very young and now there may not be any other elder who may provide information about this artist.

Anyway, earlier I had zero information, now at least I have some information about him, plus his filmography as per the HFGK. I sincerely thank Ms. Sai Lakshmi ji and Shri Krishna Kumar Naidu ji for their help.

Vasant Kumar ji was born in 1915. His family had settled in Burma like thousands of other South Indian families. When Burma was struggling for independence, in the 1930s, most Indians left Burma and came to India. Many went to Calcutta and many went to South India. Many families walked for around 6 months from Burma to India. Mr.Vasant Kumar’s family was one amongst them. They walked from Rangoon to Madras. The family settled in Madras for some years.

Vasant Kumar ji had come alone to Bombay earlier in search of a career in music. He was an instrumentalist and could play any string instruments and also harmonium. He was also very much interested in reading different languages. There were many books that he read. He was also very keen in dressing up and had several suits in those days. He joined the industry and started growing as a Music Director. He then called his mother and other siblings to live with him in Mumbai along with his eldest brother’s widow and her son. He had 4 brothers. His eldest brother expired in Madras itself. Vasant Kumar ji was the second eldest. He had two younger brothers as well. They all lived on Peddar Road initially. Later, he left his Peddar Road flat and moved to Parel.

Vasant Kumar ji thereafter lived in Parel until his passing away on 16-10-1951.

Vasant Kumar ji got married in Madras. This marriage was arranged by his mother. Eventually his other brothers also got married. All three brothers and their wives stayed under the same roof in Parel in a joint family which was headed and supported monetarily by Vasant Kumar ji. His younger brother, the late Mr. Pandurang Naidu was also working towards a career in music. He became a musician (played banjo and mandolin). Vasant Kumar ji taught several string instruments to his brother, Pandurang ji. His youngest brother, the late Mr. Sreenivasn Naidu, became a composer at a later stage of his life for the Indian Railways Music Academy (Central Railway Cultural Academy).

Vasant Kumar ji is survived by his only daughter, Mrs. Pramila Naidu, who is now a widow. She lives in Pune with her grown up children. Pramila ji was around 5 years when her fatherpassed away. She has vague memories of her father. It is sad to see her struggling now financially. She continues to gives tuition at the age of 70 to make her living. She lawfully owns 3 flats in Parel, Mumbai but the 3rd generation of the family has occupied these flats and are not willing to vacate. This property is now worth in crores. The cousins of Pramila ji have gotten together and have filed a law suit against these 3rd generation greedy family members. The law suit is going on now for the past 3 years.

Vasant Kumar ji started his career in 1939 by giving music to films ‘Thunder’ and ‘Pakke Badmash’. Till 1947, he composed music for 22 films, as per the HFGK. He sang 1 song as a duet with Khan Mastana for film ‘Mere Sajan’ (1941). He has composed 160 songs in these 22 films. His filmography, as per the Geet Kosh, is ‘Thunder’ (1939), ‘Pakke Badmash’ (1939), ‘Rangeela Jawaan’ (1940), ‘Jung-e-Azadi’ (1940), ‘Desh Bhakt’ (1940), ‘Suhaana Geet’ (1941), ‘Meri Khwaish’ (1941), ‘Mere Saajan’ (1941), ‘Lehri Jawaan’ (1941), ‘Lala ji’ (1942), ‘Call Of Youth’ (1942), ‘Maata’ (1942), ‘Watan Ki Pukaar’ (1943), ‘Nai Zindagi’ (1943), ‘Mohabbat Ki Jeet (1943), ‘Daawat’ (1943), ‘Circus Girl’ (1943), ‘Bhaagta Bhoot’ (1943), ‘Beda Paar’ (1944), ‘Shaahi Khazaana’ (1946), ‘Chamkati Bijli’ (1946) and ‘Toote Dil’ (1947).

Unfortunately, Vasant Kumar ji got mostly B and C stunt and action films for composing the music. Big banners like National Studios gave him an opportunity with film ‘Lala ji’ (1942), in which he got many songs sung by Anil Biswas, Kusum Mantri, and Vatsala Kumthekar. However such films came to him only as an exception, therefore his exposure to audience was limited and his name did not gain any fame. Actually, many big, well known and popular singers have sung for him.

However, without a mentor, God Father or the support of a big banner, it became impossible for Vasant Kumar ji to grow further. During the transition period of 1947-48, when many composers migrated to Pakistan, the existing big composers made their positions solid. Thus smaller composers never got any opportunity to benefit from the void created by the exit of composers. This was the case of many small time composers like him.

The film ‘Jawani Ki Pukaar’ (1942) has 9 songs. Lyricists are AK Sindhi. He has written lyrics for another film – ‘Meri Khwahish’ (1941). The film was directed by D Bilimoria, who was also the hero of the film. I tried to find out more about this film in the 1942 issue of ‘Film India’, but nothing is mentioned anywhere- not even an advertisement. Other cast of the film includes Harish, Kalyani, WM Khan, Samson, Urmila, Alaknanda (elder sister of Sitara Devi), Gulab etc.

This song is sung by Sarfaraz Deen. I could not get any information about Deen as a singer. This song is a parody of 3 famous and popular songs, namely
1.  “Saawan Ke Nazaare Hain” from film ‘Khazaanchi’ (1941) ( Shamshad Begum, Ghulam Haider)
2.   “Chal Chal Re Naujawaan” from film “Kangan” (1941) ( Ashok Kumar, Leela Chitnis)
3.   “Main Kya Jaanu Kya Jaadu Hai” from film “Zindagi” (1940) (KL Saigal)

Now, let us enjoy this parody song….


Song – Saalan Mein Bataate Hain (Jawaani Ki Hawaa aka Call Of Youth) (1942) Singer – Master Deen, Lyrics – AK Sindhi, MD – Vasant Kumar Naidu
Chorus

Lyrics

saalan mein bataate hain
saalan mein bataate hain
haan chheelo chheelo
haan chheelo chheelo
saalan mein bataate hain
saalan mein bataate hain

chal chal ri chhuri chal
chal chal ri chhuri chal
cheelna tera kaam
khaana meri shaan
cheelna tera kaam
khaana meri shaan

jisne tujhe kha liya wo jag ko suna de
jisne tujhe kha liya wo jag ko suna de
haan sabko suna de
haan sabko suna de
duniya hai paani mujhe ik baar pila de
duniya hai paani mujhe ik baar pila de
aahe waar bataate
waar bataate
aahe waar bataate
waar bataate

tu hind ka rehbar
tu hind ka rehbar
zoorat ka tu parwar
zoorat ka tu parwar
jis ne
tujhko kabhi na khaaya
jis ne
tujhko kabhi na khaaya
un ne
mazaa kabhi na paaya
un ne
mazaa kabhi na paaya

tum kya jaano kyaa
tum kya jaano kyaa
aaloo hai
aaloo hai
aaloo hai

saalan mein bataate hain
haan saalan mein bataate hain
haan chheelo chheelo
haan chheelo chheelo
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सालन में बटाटे हैं
सालन में बटाटे हैं
हाँ छीलो छीलो
छीलो छीलो
सालन में बटाटे हैं
सालन में बटाटे हैं

चल चल री छुरी चल
चल चल री छुरी चल
छीलना तेरा काम
खाना मेरी शान
छीलना तेरा काम
खाना मेरी शान

जिसने तुझे खा लिया वो जग को सुना दे
जिसने तुझे खा लिया वो जग को सुना दे
हाँ सबको सुना दे
हाँ सबको सुना दे
दुनिया है पानी मुझे इक बार पिला दे
दुनिया है पानी मुझे इक बार पिला दे
आहे वार बटाटे
वार बटाटे
आहे वार बटाटे
वार बटाटे

तू हिन्द का रहबर
तू हिन्द का रहबर
ज़ूरत का तू परवर
ज़ूरत का तू परवर
जिस ने
तुझको कभी ना खाया
जिस ने
तुझको कभी ना खाया
उस ने
मज़ा कभी ना पाया
उस ने
मज़ा कभी ना पाया

तुम क्या जानो क्या
तुम क्या जानो क्या
आलू है
आलू है
आलू है

सालन में बटाटे हैं
हाँ सालन में बटाटे हैं
हाँ छीलो छीलो
हाँ छीलो छीलो


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“Gauri” (1968) was produced by Sivaji Ganeshan and directed by A Bhimsingh for Sivaji Films Production, Madras. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Rajendra Nath, Laxmi Chhaya, Urmila Bhatt, Leela Mishra, Ashim Kumar, Shivraj, Randhir, Shyamlal, Umesh Sharma, Sheikh, Rajendra Dara, Om Prakash etc in it.

Four songs from the movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the song.

This song is sung by Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is a background song while picturisation shows a sombre Sanjeev Kumar seated on a boat drifting in a river. One can also see Nutan and Sunil Dutt in passing.


Song-Log to mar kar jalte honge main jeete jee jalta hoon (Gauri)(1968) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

ganga bhi bah rahi hai
chitaaon ke saath-saath
shole bhi chal rahe hain
hawaaon ke saath-saath
shole bhi chal rahe hain
hawaaon ke saath-saath

log to mar kar jalte honge
main jeete ji jalta hoon
log to mar kar jalte honge
main jeete ji jalta hoon
aankh mein sapne phoolon ke
aur angaaron par chalta hoon
log to mar kar jalte honge
main jeete ji jalta hoon

sooraj to din bhar chal-chal kar
shaam ko thhak kar dhal jaata hai
sooraj to din bhar chal-chal kar
shaam ko thhak kar dhal jaata hai
main wo sooraj hoon jo nikal kar
pal bhar hi mein dhalta hoon
log to mar kar jalte honge
main jeete ji jalta hoon
aankh mein sapne phoolon ke
aur angaaron par chalta hoon
log to mar kar jalte honge
main jeete ji jalta hoon

mar kar waapas kaun aaya hai
main mar kar waapas aaya
mar kar waapas kaun aaya hai
main mar kar waapas aaya
jab ye jeena raas na aaya
phir marne ko chalta hoon
log to mar kar jalte honge
main jeete ji jalta hoon
aankh mein sapne phoolon ke
aur angaaron par chalta hoon
log to mar kar jalte honge
main jeete ji jalta hoon
log to mar kar jalte honge
main jeete ji jalta hoon

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