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Aaja raat beeti jaaye

Posted on: March 17, 2013


“Begunaah” (1957) was a movie whose story was plagiarised from an American movie namely “Knock on Wood” (1954). Plagiarisation from foreign movies have been going on from olden days and filmakers indulge in it with impunity even today. It would seem that “Begunaah” (1957) was the only movie which has even been penalised for this act. When Paramount Pictures, the makers of “Knock on Wood” (1954) came to know about the fact that “Begunaah” (1957) was copied from their movie, they look legal action in a Bombay court. Much to the astonishment of Indian movie fraternity and legal circles, the Indian court ordered the destruction of all copies of “Begunaah” (1957). The movie, which was already released, had to be withdrawn from movie halls and the prints were destroyed. all this happened quite swiftly. The court gave its decision within six weeks of filint the case and the prints were destroyed in another three months time.

Our our inhouse encyclopaedia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh is among the select few who watched this movie while growing up in Nizam territory. The prints in circulation in that territory survived destruction for a longer duration than what was prescribed by the court. The makers of “Begunaah” (1957) were hauled up for contempt of court on this count and they were fined heavily.

Thanks to Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, we know a lot about this movie and its songs. Here is what he has to say about the story of this movie:

BEGUNAH-1957 was a story of a stage artist who, unknowingly, gets involved in a war of criminals and is accused of Murder.

Kishor(Kishore kumar) is a jolly stage singer and artist who does shows in different towns. Once,in Calcutta a fan called Dinu (Dev Raj) meets him and presents a pair of dolls as a gift. Actually Dinu is a criminal, under police surveillance, and has hidden two parts of a map of treasure in those two dolls. Bombay bound Kishor,changes plans and halts in Delhi, staying in Grand Hotel. Rai Bahadur a rival gang leader befriends him in the lobby and offers to take him to Bombay in his own plane. While they are talking, Dinu’s henchman Sitaram(Ramlal) enters his room and steals one part map. In the flight to Bombay, Raibahadur searches Kishore’s lugguage and takes the othe part of Map.

In Bombay, both Raibahadur and Sitaram enter Kishore’s flat to get the other Map. Raibahadur kills Sitaram, gets his map, and puts his body in a cupboard. When kishore comes home and opens the cupboard the dead body falls on him and he starts shouting in fear. Neighbours rush there. Kishore gets Raibahadur’s cigarette case there which has a map in it. When police siren is heard Kishore runs away, stays in Royal hotel and calls his girlfriend/lover Dr.Miss Bimala Chopra(Shakeela). She comes. After hearing everything they discuss and realise that the dolls are the cause of it all. Bimala disguises herself as a maid and works in Raibahadur’s house. She is caught redhanded while stealing one map. Meanwhile RaiBahadur’s assistants catch Kishore and recover the cigarette case with map.

Now Rai Bahadur has both the maps and Bimla. He decides to leave next day by his plane with Bimla. The police are on lookout of Kishore for Sitaram’s murder. Finally Kishore surrenders to Police, explains everything. Next Raibahadur is cornered. There is a very comedy type fighting and RB is arrested. Thus Kishore is proved BEGUNAH.

This movie had six songs in it. Only the audio of these songs are available which thankfully survives the ban imposed on the movie.

Three songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fourt song from this movie. This song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri was the lyricist and music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

According to Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, this song was picturised in a Hotel where where Kishore Kumar joins as an African in the group dance to escape from goons.

Usha Mangeshkar gets to sing prominently in this song and this song must have been one of the few songs of her early career where she got such an opportunity.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Nitin Shah.


Song-Aaja raat beeti jaaye (Begunaah)(1957) Singers-Usha Mangeshkar,Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus
Usha Mangeshkar + Chorus
Kishore Kumar + Chorus

Lyrics

aaja raat beeti jaaye
shama tadap ke bujh na jaaye
chanda gham se doob na jaaye
ho o o
aaja raat beeti jaaye
shama tadap ke bujh na jaaye
chanda gham se doob na jaaye
ho o o
hai tujh ko agar duniya ka dar
chhup jaa meri aankhon mein
hai tujh ko agar duniya ka dar
chhup jaa meri aankhon mein
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela
shili bamrela bamrela bama
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela
(bolo bolo bolo bolo)
shili bamrela bamrela bama
chaka hiro shuku

ho o o
main door ka raahi

shaila chiki bamrela bamrela chiki
ho o o
ghar door hai mera

shaila chiki bamrela bamrela chiki
pal bhar to kiya thha
tere dil mein basera
pal bhar to kiya thha
tere dil mein basera

aaja raat beeti jaaye
shama tadap ke bujh na jaaye
chanda gham se doob na jaaye
ho o o
arre aaja raat beeti jaaye
shama tadap ke bujh na jaaye
chanda gham se doob na jaaye
aaaa
hai tujh ko agar duniya ka dar
chhup jaa meri aankhon mein

hai tujh ko agar duniya ka dar
chhup jaa meri aankhon mein

shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela
shili bamrela bamrela bama
(Chiki bamba)
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela
shili bamrela bamrela bama
(Chaka niki chico)

ho o
mazboor hai mohabbat
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela chiki
ho o dil pyaar ke maare
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela chiki
tere pyaar ke maare
kab talak jiyenge tere gham ke sahaare
kab talak jiyenge tere gham ke sahaare
aaja raat beeti jaaye
shama tadap ke bujh na jaaye
chanda gham se doob na jaaye
ho o o
arre aaja raat beeti jaaye
shama tadap ke bujh na jaaye
chanda gham se doob na jaaye
aaaa
hai tujh ko agar duniya ka dar
chhup jaa meri aankhon men

hai tujh ko agar duniya ka dar
chhup jaa meri aankhon mein

yeah
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela
shili bamrela bamrela bama
(maka maka maka )
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela
shili bamrela bamrela bama
( daba daba daba re )
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela
shili bamrela bamrela bama
( wawawaa )
shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela
shili bamrela bamrela bama
( yeah wawawawa )

7 Responses to "Aaja raat beeti jaaye"

Heard it first time ! When i saw Usha Mangeshkar’s name , I also thought that this must be Usha Mangeshkar’s early prominent song !

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I had seen this movie at Mumbai’s Swastik Cinema, when it was released & soon banned. I was just 7 years old at that time.
All the songs were excellent. I think this song was picturised on Helen & Kishore Kumar, though I am not sure! The climax song of the movie, ‘Ae pyaase dil bezubaan’ was of course, picturised on Composer Jaikisan, that i am sure!!

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Yes it was released at Swastik Cinema. I was 13 yrs old. Another song “Hitchki” by Kishore was beautiful

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Satish ji,
This song is already posted on this Blog-
https://atulsongaday.me/2012/11/12/aaj-na-jaane-paagal-manwa-kaahe-ko-ghabraaye/

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I love this duet. This played on radio. I used to like..”shaila chiki bamrela bamrela bamrela”

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Many sharad poonam nights we celebrated with music,THIS song was starter in two or three nights,we all members used to dance on this and more songs.It has charm of megic melody by S.J. parti.shaila chiki bamrela…..and accordian pcs aftr.This song was played by RADIO CEYLONE in ANOKHE BOL programme many times.

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Can someone please show me how to bring up the video, rather than just the link? Will be indebted.

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