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Mausam hai thanda thanda

Posted on: June 27, 2013


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

This is a very melodious song from film JHANJAR-1953.

1953 was an year when not only C Ramchandra was on Top, but also he was in the Seventh Heaven, due to his friendship with Lata. This was a period when Lata was fully involved in CR’s songs and persona. Leaving aside their personal matters, we will talk only of their music.

Any discussion on Indian film Industry’s Golden Era is incomplete without discussing C Ramchandra and Lata combination. From ‘Girls’ school’-49 to ‘Bahurani ‘-63, they have showered some wonderfully melodious songs on the listeners. They have given us some really memorable songs in that period. Most of the duets Lata sang in this period were with Chitalkar.

The contribution of Lata in C Ramchandra’s success can be gauged from the fact that out of 110 films that C Ramchandra did, Lata sang in 68 films (except first 30 and last 12 films). It was not a coincidence that after Lata stopped singing for C Ramchandra, his career graph took a nosedive and in few years time he became almost a non-entity !

Of course Lata was not the only reason of his downfall. Equally responsible was the scenario on the Musical front of Hindi films. His type of music was becoming out of style. New producers, New actors, New composers and New singers and above all, a whole new generation had come up, eclipsing the earlier generation hypnotised by C Ramchandra’s musical magic !

Though Lata had sung in Shahnai-47, it was not until they came closer, from ‘Girls’ school’, that the Lata-C Ramchandra combination took off. During this period so many films regaled the music lovers with solos and duets of Lata and C Ramchandra. Films like, Namoona, Patanga, Sanwariya, Sipahiya, Nirala, Samadhi, Shabistan, Sangeeta, Khazana, Jhamela, Albela, Shagoofa, Sargam, Ghunghroo, Hungama, Parchhaian, Jhanjar, Pahli Jhalak……the list seems to be endless. These films had a festival of melodious songs.

In those days,C Ramchandra’s output was so huge and continuous that few times,he even cannibalised his own song tunes. One example is Hemant Kumar and Shamshad Begum’s duet from Lahren-53 ” Mere raha ke naino mein ‘ had a tune reminding you of his famous ‘ Bholi soorat dil ke khotey” from Albela-51.

Besides having a helping hand with Marathi Natyageets and Bhavgeets, at times, C Ramchandra was “inspired” by other composers’ tunes too. One example could be ” huzur aapka,kasoor aapka ” from Bahar-51(MD-S D Burman). This tune had inspired the song posted today- “mausam hai thanda thanda”.

In one interview, C Ramchandra had discussed how he got tunes for his popular songs. The story of “EEna meena deeka” has already been discussed on this Blog,earlier. I too have described once how C Ramchandra got the tune for ” Bholi Soorat ” from a Bhangiwada artiste.

A little known story of how he got the tune for ” Aana meri jaan sunday ke Sunday ” is that once he was in Goa and in one of the hotels, he heard a waiter humming a song ‘ Majhi ek,tyachi ek..’. He liked the tune so much that he used it successfully for the most famous and landmark song ” Sunday ke sunday’. Added advantage was Chic Chcolate, his arranger from Goa and the other Goanese orchestra players who helped him with the song.

1953 was also a time when C Ramchandra was in Top Form. He had money, house, car,a wife (love marriage with a Gujarati girl), a ‘close intimate friend’ and a lot of work at hand. No wonder ,if his friends wanted to encash his popularity. Actor Omprakash, who was his fast friend, joined hands with CR and they floated a new film production company- New Sai Productions.

The first film to be produced under this banner was JHANJAR-1953. (Another top class Music Director Naushad Ali too floated a production company along with A R Kardar-Musical pictures ,Bombay.This was to encash the popularity of Naushad. They produced 5 films and were mildly successful).

While Jhanjar was being made, at the same time Filmistan was also making Anarkali. The Music Director of both films was C Ramchandra. While Anarkali became a blockbuster mega hit film with its popular music, poor Jhanjar, C Ramchandra’s own production was a flop ! Not due to music, but may be due to weak story and some other factors. C Ramchandra and Ompraksh went on to produce two more flops, Duniya Gol hai and Lahren. After this they downed the shutters on production. ( Later Omprakash independently produced Gateway of india, Chacha zindabad, Sanjog and Jahanara-all with same result and then closed shop).

C Ramchandra later said,” Except God, no one can forecast which music will succeed. If I knew that Anarkali songs would be popular, would I not have used them for my own Jhanjar ? If someone can predict this correctly, he can surely make millions here.”

Before we conclude today’s discussion here is an interesting incident.

Whenever I work on my laptop or write articles before typing them, our neighbour’s young son-about 8-9 years of age- watches me intently. Most times he also listens to the song being discussed with interest, wondering where from I get these strange old timers ! Today also he listened to the song ‘ mausam hai thanda thanda, aao khelen Gilli-danda….’.

After the song was over, he asked me,” Uncle, what is Gilli-Danda ?” I was stunned. When I became normal, I started explaining to him enthusiastically, remembering my childhood, but the Boy was nonchalant. It looked like he was not able to understand, how a hole can be made on the housing Society’s concrete floor, without permission from the society managing committee and as to why play with wooden sticks instead of Cricket or Football !!!

Suddenly I realised that it was beyond my capacity to answer his questions. Very intelligently, I gave him a Cadbury Chocolate and asked him about his yesterday’s cricket match !

Let us now enjoy this Gem from the early 50s……


Song-Mausam hai thanda thanda aao khelen gilli danda(Jhaanjhar)(1953) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

Mausam hai thanda thanda
aa khelen gilli danda
toh bada maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega

mausam hai thanda thanda
aa khelen gilli danda
toh bada maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega

maiyya se choree choree
main aayee daudee daudee
jo pata chal jaayega
bada hee maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega

mil jul ke khelen saare ae ae
koyee jeet jaaye koyee haare
maar jo dande kee laage ae ae
phar phar phar
gilli bhaage
saamne jo aayega
woh chhip jaayega
saamne jo aayega
woh chhip jaayega
toh bada maja aayegaa
bada hee maja aayega
bada hee maja aayega

mausam hai thanda thanda
aa khelen gilli danda
toh bada maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega

mausam hai thanda thanda
aa khele gilli danda
toh bada maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega

yeh khel hai bada suhaana
aa aa aa aa aa
khel hai bada suhaana
bada suhaana,
bada suhaana

khel hai bada suhana
aa aa aa aa
sab khelon kaa hai naana
bada suhaana,
bada suhaana
sab khelon se ye achchha

aa aa aa aaa
ise khele hai bachcha bachcha
aa aa aa aaa
ise khele hai bachcha bachcha
baazee jo lagayega,
mauj woh udayega
baazee jo lagayega,
mauj woh udayega
toh bada maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega

mausam hai thanda thanda
aa khelen gilli danda
toh bada maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega
bada hee maza aayega

3 Responses to "Mausam hai thanda thanda"

Arun ji,

More than the history of the song and C Ram, it is the neighbor’s child that brings in the best punch line to this article. 🙂

A very interesting and charming song you have posted today. A song made out from very simple things in life, even things one would not think can make a song. These days too, they create songs like that. But the difference is that the songs that were created in the golden era are very ‘karnapriya’ – pleasing to the ears.

I must apologize for not having been active with my comments for many weeks now, but I have been following up on the posts and write ups nonetheless.

Thanks 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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What a beautiful voice……

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