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Nainon ke baan ki reet anokhi

Posted on: September 20, 2010


“Khazaanchi” (1941) can be described as one of the early prototypes for Hindi movies. This movie was a mega hit of its times. The movie as well as its songs had become big rage with the audience.

In pre-independence India, Lahore was a major movie producing centre of Hindi movies and this movie was in fact produced in Lahore.

With this movie, Ghulam Haider, the music director became a hot property. Shamshad Begam, who sang most of the songs of this movie became a sought after playback singer after this movie.

Here is a delightful song from this movie. This song is a duet which is picturised on S D Narang and Ramola. What good looking pair they make ! S D Narang is a dashing hero. And the heroine Ramola is so pretty to look at.

The singers are Shamshad Begam and the music director Ghulam Haider himself. The song is written by Wali Saheb.

She two singers sing in the then prevailing singing style of singing. And the quality of Shamshad Begam’s voice is clearly discernible from this song.

Seeing that Shamshad Begam made her mark as a playback singer as early as in 1941, this makes her the seniormost playback singer of them all who were active during the golden era of Hindi movie songs (circa 1950 to 1970).

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Song-Nainon ke baan ki reet anokhi (Khazaanchi) (1941) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Ghulam Haider, Lyrics-Wali Saheb,MD-Ghulam Haider

Lyrics

nainon ke baan ki reet anokhi
nainon ke baan ki reet anokhi
baan chalen aur nain na dekhen
baan chalen aur nain na dekhen
nainon ke baan ki

nain se niklen nain mein aayen
nain se niklen nain mein aayen
nainon se hirday mein samaayen
nainon se hirday mein samaayen
ek baan se aag lagaa kar
ek baan se aag lagaa kar
ek baan se aag bujhaayen
gaalon mein gul aur bain na dekhen
baan chalen aur nain na dekhen
baan chalen aur nain na dekhen
nainon ke baan ki

kaliyon ki muskaani raani
bhanwaron kaa sukh chain na dekhen
bhanwaron kaa sukh chain na dekhen

hansi hansi mein man yoon chheenen
hansi hansi mein man yoon chheenen
hans chugen jyun seep se moti
hans chugen jyun seep se moti
yaa jyun pawan chale aur chal kar
yaa jyun pawan chale aur chal kar
haan chheen le nirbal deep se jyoti
haan chheen le nirbal deep se jyoti
pawan sunen aur nain na dekhen
baan chalen aur nain na dekhen
baan chalen aur nain na dekhen
nainon ke baan ki

7 Responses to "Nainon ke baan ki reet anokhi"

[…] and wife have sung songs in the same movie. As it is, I have already posted a song from this movie (Nainon ke baan ki reet niraali (Khazaanchi) )where Ghulam Haider […]

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I came to know about this film some time in early 70’s thanks to one of its more famous song ‘Sawan ke nazare hain….’ (yet to be discussed here). This was Gulam Haider’s first Hindi film as a MD.

There is an interesting anecdote as to how Gulam Haider got the assignment as MD.

Once Dalsukh Pancholi, suffering from a severe toothache went to a chemist’s shop in Lahore to get some medicine for immediate relief. Curiously, he saw a harmonium inside the shop in a noticeable location. The shopkeeper knew from his experience what could be given to Pancholi for immediate relief. After taking medicine, Pancholi sat down in the chemist’s shop for sometime.

Now came the surprising moment. The shopkeeper took out the harmonium and began playing. Pancholi was enthralled by the lilt in music he heard. He immediately engaged the harmonium player with a princely salary of Rs.150/- per month for his studio.

The shopkeeper cum harmonium player was Gulam Haider. He had completed dentistry course to get an employment with dentist but ended in his own chemist’s shop. His first film was Gul Bakavali (1939) in Punjabi. A little later, he gave music for Khazanchi (1941) which proved a hit and then onward, he was Pancholi’s regular MD for many films until POONJI.

[Source : Hindi Film Songs – Music Beyond Boundaries by Dr Ashok Ranade]

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Kamath ji,
It is true that Ghulam Hyder joined Dentistry course,after his Inter Science,but never completed the degree course.Instead he joined a Theatre co. at Calcutta,as a Harmonium Player.After some time he returned to Lahore and composed music for Gazals sung by Umrao Zia Begum,whom he later married.
He had given music to films like Thief of Iraq-34,Swarg ki seedhi-35 and Majnu-35,before Pancholi called him for Punjabi film Gulbakavali-39.He became famous only after Khajanchi-41.
After coming to Bombay in 1944,he gave music to many films,including Shaheed(watan ki raah me watan ke naujawan shaheed ho),till 1949.During this period he helped Lata.When she was rejected by S.Mukherjee for Shaheed songs,Ghulam Hyder told him-‘one day this very girl will overtake every singer,including Noorjehan’
When all his musicians decided to migrate to Pakistan,he also went,but reluctantly.In Pakistan he did only 5 films and he died there in 1953.
He sure was a Gem,one of the originals indeed !
-AD

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Thanks for additional information which I was not aware of nor was mentioned in Dr Ranade’s book.

One more point Dr Ranade mentioned about Ghulam Haider was that he was the originator of Lahore School of Hindi Film Music ( an idiom given by Dr Ranade in which he has included Shyam Sundar, Khurshid Anwar, S D Batish etc) as distinct from Calcutta and Pune schools. His discussion on this aspect spreading over three pages is too technical for me.

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Kamath ji,
I have this book with me and have read what you referred above.
What Dr.Ranade meant was that,the film music originating from Film companies located in Calcutta like,Madan Theatres and propogated by composers like Timir Baran,Punkaj Mullick,R.C.Boral and others of the same ilk,was essentially based on Rabindra Sangeet.
Whereas,the sindhi and Punjabi Music directors operating from Lahore/Bombay had based their music on Folk or traditional music.The use of instruments also differed.While Tabla and Dholak was used freely in lahore/Bombay side,it was Flute,organ or Piono in Calcutta side.
Initially Calcutta was very active centre of film production,later it was Lahore and then Bombay became the foremost hub of films.Accordingly,the music pattern also changed in films.
In the begining,Shyamsunder,Vinod,OPNayyar,ghulam hyder,Khurshid anwar from lahore and later Naushad etc from Bombay changed the complexion of Hindi Film Music.
This in short is what Dr.Ranade elaborated.
-AD

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Arun,
Thanks for explaining nuances of different schools of Hindi film music.

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I am surprised that such a well-informed person as Dr. Ranande has wrongly given the credit of following songs composed by Master Ghulam Haider to music director Rafique Ghaznavi in his book;-

Mere munn ka panchhi kya bole [ Khandan] ik yaad tumhari yad rahi [Shama] aye chand tu bata dey [ Hamayun] ud ja panchhi[ Khandan] duniya mein ghareebon ko [Zamindar] and finally Nainon ke baan ki [Khazanchi
.
By the way,the tune of the last mentioned song was lifted by Shanker –Jaikishen in Sau saal pehle mujhe tum se pyar tha. pl note similarity.

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