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Baras gayi Raam badariya kaari

Posted on: September 1, 2011


In olden days, becoming a train driver was a fond dream of every kid. And those who actually became one were looked upon with awe by his near and dear one’s. During the British days, most drivers in Indian Railways used to be Anglo Indians and that showed their status in society.

Other coveted Railway jobs were obviously the train Guard, Ticket Examiner and the Station Master. I am surprised that there have been no Hindi movies called Train Driver or Train Guard, but there was one movie called “Station Master” (1942). This movie had Prem Adib, Prem Adib , Jagdish , Ratna Mala , Uma Kant , Amir Bai Karnataki etc in it. From the cast, it would seem that Prem adib plays the station master.

In Hindi movies, the hero, irrespective of his job description, is mainly shown singing songs. I hope he does some station mastery too, whenever he can spare time from his singing. 😀

Here is a song from this movie. This song , which has a romantic version as well as a sad version, in sung by G M Durrani. P L santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Naushad. The picturisation is not very clear, but I guess that the song is picturised on Prem Adib. I cannot identify the lady playing his love interest in the romantic version of the song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

Ps-We have our own inhouse encyclopaedia Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh to give us the details of movies as obscure as even this one. Here is what Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh tells us about this movie-

STATION MASTER(1942),a Prakash pictures film was directed by Chimanlal Luhar,who was a stunt fim director in those days(Dynamite,Rambha Rani,Service limited,Captain Kirtikar,Silver king,Talash e haque,Vikram Charitra etc).While Naushad was the MD,lyrics were by P.L.Santoshi,Pt.Indra and B.R.Sharma.The story,s.play and dial. were written by Santoshi and V.Aundhkar.

The cast was Suraiyya,Prem Adeeb,Jeevan,Gulab,Amirbai,Jagdish Sethi,Kaushalya,Pratima,Shakir,Umakant Desai etc.
Jagdish Sethi has done the old Station master Paramanand’s role,Prem adeeb is Arun,the young guard and Suraiyya is Usha,the Station Master’s daughter.

Arun and Usha are in love, but wicked Manikbabu, booking clerk, induces the SM to marry Usha to Niranjan,a widower Traffic Suptd.They marry .Manikbabu wants Arun to marry his half mad daughter Shyama( Kaushalya).
There is a Train accident,in which Niranjan dies and Arun gets injured trying to avert the accident.All is well when the Station Master Paramanand is exonerated from the blame of accident due to the statement of Arun.
Arun and Usha sing a song and marry !

Video (Part I & II)

Video (Part III)

Song-Baras gayi Raam badariya kaari (Station Master) (1942) Singer-G M Durrani, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

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Romantic version
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Baras gayi Raam badariya kaari
baras gayi Raam badariya kaari
bujhi na pyaas hamaari
bujhi na pyaas hamaari
baras gayi Raam badariya kaari

phhoot pade jharne chanchal
haan
phhoot pade jharne chanchal
beh nikli dhaara kal kal
beh nikli dhaara kal kal
mere bekal man mein ab tak
mere bekal man mein ab tak
sulag rahi chingaari
haan
sulag rahi chingaari
haay Raam
sulag rahi chingaari
baras gayi Raam badariya kaari
baras gayi Raam badariya kaari

————————————
Sad version
————————————
mere bekal man mein ab tak
mere bekal man mein ab tak
sulag rahi chingaari
haan
sulag rahi chingaari
haay raam
sulag rahi chingaari
baras gayi Raam badariya kaari
bujhi na pyaas hamaari
baras gayi Raam badariya kaari

4 Responses to "Baras gayi Raam badariya kaari"

STATION MASTER(1942),a Prakash pictures film was directed by Chimanlal Luhar,who was a stunt fim director in those days(Dynamite,Rambha Rani,Service limited,Captain Kirtikar,Silver king,Talash e haque,Vikram Charitra etc).While Naushad was the MD,lyrics were by P.L.Santoshi,Pt.Indra and B.R.Sharma.The story,s.play and dial. were written by Santoshi and V.Aundhkar.
The cast was Suraiyya,Prem Adeeb,Jeevan,Gulab,Amirbai,Jagdish Sethi,Kaushalya,Pratima,Shakir,Umakant Desai etc.
Jagdish Sethi has done the old Station master Paramanand’s role,Prem adeeb is Arun,the young guard and Suraiyya is Usha,the S.M.’s daughter.
Arun and usha are in love,but wicked Manikbabu,booking clerk,induces the SM to marry Usha to Niranjan,a widower Traffic Suptd.They marry .Manikbabu wants Arun to marry his half mad daughter Shyama(kaushalya).
There is a Train accident,in which Niranjan dies and Arun gets injured trying to avert the accident.All is well when the S>M. Paramanand is exonerated from the blame of accident due to the statement of Arun.
Arun and Usha sing a song and marry !
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Thanks a lot for this information.

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Arun ji,

I am so amazed at the regularity of your inputs, and so equally pleased that I am connected with this blog and this group of music lovers, especially including yourself.

Reaching back into the past, 50 or 60 or even 70 years ago, you provide detailed description about films, and related anecdotal material, that is not available anywhere on the net.

Thanks so much, for sharing 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhir ji
Thank you for your kind words.
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