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Kathwa ke naiyya

Posted on: May 4, 2013


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog

There are only 2 types of movie watchers-

1. Those who can watch Tragedy films and

2. Those who can not watch tragedy films.

I strictly belong to the second group. Somehow I could never watch Tragedy films, forget enjoying them ! May be this is the reason why I always avoided Dilip Kumar films in the early era, unless forced to do so.

However I never doubted his acting abilities and his standing as the No 1 actor. My views were cemented further when I started seeing his films from Azaad-55 onwards. Undoubtedly he is one of a kind actor and he has more than shown what an ICON is made up of ! Not without reason, he has been a role model for successful actors like Amitabh, Sanjeev kumar and Shahrukh Khan( in that order-necessarily). Like with all originals, he too had his clones in the form of Manoj kumar etc, and the fact that even his clones succeeded speaks volumes of his greatness as an actor.

Dilip Kumar’s career can be divided into 3 distinct periods-

1. From 1944- Jwar Bhata to 1955-Devdas

2. From 1955-Azaad to 1976-Sagina/Bairag/Phir kab milogi and

3. from 1981-Kranti to 1998-Qila

In part 1 , he was the most successful, enduring and popular tragedy king. He created his own class of admirers, who usually purchased 4-5 hankerchiefs before entering the Theatre.

Part 2 basically occured because of the sane advise of a Harley Street Psychiatrist, asking him to change his film’s genre. According to me this was the most enjoyable part of his career. What with his bubbling and free acting in Azaad, Insaniyat, Ram aur Shyam, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Leader, Kohinoor and Mughal e Azam. I was totally sold out to him.

Part 3- after taking a Sabbath from the failed films, viz Phir Kab Milogi, Sagina and Bairag, Dilip Kumar came back with a vengeance and did unforgettable character roles in films like Kranti, Karma, Shakti,Vidhata and Saudagar, working with his clones and followers. This was a Serious Dilip Kumar-an Actor in the true sense !

After Qila-1998, he stopped acting in films.

Contrary to his image of a Tragedy king, he had a Romantic affair with his Heroine Kamini Kaushal during Shaheed and Nadiya ke Paar-1948.

Kamini Kaushal (Uma Kashyap) was the daughter of a very learned Botany Professor. She had two brothers and two sisters. The eldest brother was a Surgeon and the younger was in Army.. The family was a highly educated and sophisticated family of Lahore. Because of Chetan Anand, she acted in Neech Nagar-1946. Then she shifted to Bombay to look after her sister’s two daughters as her sister had died in a serious car accident. Later she was married to her Brother in Law, Mr. B S Sood.

Starting with Jail yatra, Do Bhai, Aag, Shaheed, Nadiya ke paar etc she acted in over 60 films in 40 years.

During the filming of Shaheed and Nadiya ke Paar-48, she fell in love with Dilip Kumar. They decided to get married too, but one day her brother, Col. A N Kashyap came on the sets and with a Pistol,threatened her to stop her affair with Dilip Kumar.

Scared, she also remembered her promise to her dying sister and her two daughters. from that date,kamini ended the affair permanently.

Later she took a break from films and went abroad with family. She also delivered a baby Boy, Rahul, in this break period.

In 1963, she atarted with Godaan again but switched to character roles. Her last film was in 2007.She engaged herself in Childrens film society work after that.

I have not seen Nadiya ke Paar, but i know that it was the story of a Tribal girl and a city boy and it was a tragedy film. The songs of Nadiya ke Paar were very good. The Music Director was C Ramchandra.

In one of his interviews,C Ramchandra had said, ” in those days Dilip and I became great friends. He was in love with Kamini and I was in love with Lata. After the shooting, we used to take my car and drive to Lonavala, talking about our love stories’.

The romantic Dilip kumar never ceased to woo his Heroines and later he had involvement with Madhubala. Before Madhubala it was Vyjayanti mala, but Vyjyanti Mala’s stern grandmother Yadugiri Devi kept Dilip at bay and moved closer to Raj kapoor, in view of Vyjyanti Mala’s career.

Before Vyjyanti Mala, Dilip Kumar had tried his luck with the legendary Suraiya during the shooting of ” Janwar “-1951. However that episode ended when Suraiya complained to her Mamaji and he manhandled Dilip Kumar on the sets in the presence of others. Suraiya left the film and sent a cheque to K Asif for his losses ! (Details on Cineplot).

Due to this, however,these two legends never acted together and we were the losers.

These activities of course have nothing to do with Dilip Kumar’s acting prowess, but it is a Human Curiosity to peep into the other side of a celebrity’s life.

Here is a wonderful song from Nadiya ke Paar (1948). Since the language used in the film is part Awadhi, the song is also in that language.

This is the seventh song from this film. Now only 1 song is remaining(Bajariya mein ahiyo).

Audio

Video

Song-Kathta ke naiyya (Nadiya Ke Paar)(1948) Singers-S L Puri, Pandit Chandar, Lalita Deulkar, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Moti B A, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

aa
aa aa aa
aa
aa aa aa

hoy kathwaa ke naiyyaa banaihe malahwaa
nadiyaa ke paar de utaar
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
chhapak chhapak chale
ho chhapak chhapak chale tori naiyyaa re malahawaa
aayi purawaayi ke bahaar
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa

nadiyaa kinaare tori
ankhiyaan se ankhiyaan mori
nadiyaa kinaare tori
ankhiyaan se ankhiyaan mori
mili ho sanwariyaa
naiyyaa liye jaaye tohe
naiyyaa liye jaaye tohe
kachhu na suhaaye mohe
tarase najariyaa
ho tarase najariyaa
raam ji lagayihan paar
ho o raam ji lagayihan paar

o ho ho
kathwaa ke nayyaa banaihe malahawaa
nadiyaa ke paar de utaar
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
chhapak chhapak chale
o chhapak chhapak chale tori naiyyaa re malahwaa
aayi purwaayi ke bahaar
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa

o o o
nadiyaa ke paar gori
nadiyaa ke paaar
ho nadiyaa ke paar gori
dekhe mohe chori chori
maare ho najariyaa aa
jiyaraa ke beech base
ankhiyaan ke beech hanse
gori ki suratiyaa
ho gori ki suratiyaa
hamko hai aasraa tohaar
ho o
hamko hai aasraa tohaar
kathwaa ke naiyyaa banaihe malahwaa
nadiyaa ke paar de utaar
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
chhapak chhapak chale
o chhapak chhapak chale tori naiyyaa re malahwaa
aayi purawaayi ke bahaar
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa

aa aa aa
ae ho pardesiyaa
more manbasiyaa
ae ho pardesiyaa
ae ho pardesiyaa
more manbasiyaa
bhool mat jaiyyo
bhool mat jaiyyo
nadiyaa kinaare kabhi
jab yaad aaye tabhi
chupke se aaiho raajaa
chupke se aaiho
aaungi kar ke singaar
o o aaungi kar ke singaar

o ho o
kathawaa ke nayyaa banaihe malahwaa
nadiyaa ke paar de utaar
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
chhapak chhapak chale
o chhapak chhapak chale tori naiyyaa re malahwaa
aayi purawaai ke bahaar
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa
ho ho
ahaa ahaa haa
ahaa ahaa haa

5 Responses to "Kathwa ke naiyya"

What a lovely summing up of Dilip Sahib’s life.

Kamini Kaushal’s story resembles the plot of Gumrah. I wonder if that was the inspiration behind the story.

Thank you for the nice post Arunkumar ji

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Ava ji,
Thanks for your appreciation. I am glad you liked the post.
-AD

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Aun ji, very succinctly written! I especially liked the way you defined the periods of DK’s acting career! Thanks a lot!

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