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Na maano to koi shiqaayat nahin

Posted on: May 13, 2014


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

When I first saw Chetan Anand’s ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), on TV, I was a pre teen kid, not old enough to really appreciate the human pathos and the emotions involved in the storyline. But of course, there are a few passages and images that simply stuck to my mind. Randomly they would pass through the mind’s screen. This would continue for many, many years till the time I revisited the film, and then sat through it for a complete view. This was after I had read a lot about this film, its background, its actors, and its impact on the public mind during those troubled war years of 1960s and early 1970.

One of the passages that stuck to my mind from the first viewing as a kid, is the coming of the postman to the remote bunker where a battalion of soldiers is stationed, bringing the much and eagerly awaited messages from people and family back home. Understandably, this was an infrequent affair, given the remoteness of the location. The scene that I would remember for many years is played out like this. The postman arrives and there is a general cry in the camp as all the men converge on him. He goes through the package of letters one by one, calling out a name, handing over the letter or parcel to an eager gleeful hand. Slowly as the letters are distributed, the crowd around the postman thins out. And then finally, there is only one soldier left standing, expectantly waiting for a last item from the post bag. But the post man shakes his head, indicating there is no more letter with him to distribute. The soldier insists for him to check again, and the postman checks the bag, ruffling through the pockets and even turns it upside down and shakes it. But of course there is no letter, no message, no thread for this last standing soldier to connect with his people back home.

The postman turns and walks away. In this last exchange between the soldier and the postman, there are no dialogues. The camera is placed a distance away from this pair, and the entire episode is told in gestures and body language.

And the soldier, with a wistful ache in his downcast eyes, walks over alone, to a high point in the camp and perches himself on a rock. And thence ensues a song, one of the most melancholic that Rafi Sb has sung –“Main Ye Soch Kar Us Ke Dar Se Utha Thaa”.

In my memories from the first viewing, I have no recollection of the face or the name of the actor who plays the unlucky soldier in this episode. In the later viewings of the film, I would come to know that this actor is Sudhir. And then, for maybe a fanciful reason of being a namesake, my attention was always perked up when I would see the name in the credit
listing of a film. Having become familiar, it turned out that I would encounter him in many movies, almost always very nattily dressed, a crisp and sharp voice, and a screen presence that would pull the viewer’s attention.

Sudhir, almost always known as a second line villain, passed away recently (10th May, 2014) in Bombay, after losing a battle with lung ailment. His appearances in films would mostly be as the sidekick of the hero, or the henchman of the lead villain. If in the film, he would almost always be present in a party song, or a dance by the gangster’s moll in the villain’s den. A product of the crop of young men who reached Bombay in the late 1950s to make a splash on the silver screen, Sudhir never did make it to the male lead position in films that would matter.

There is almost no information available online about him. Peevesie’s Mom ji shared a news item about his passing away yesterday. This news item carries some important information. Like his real name is BM Luthria, with BM for Bhagwandas Moolchand. One can immediately guess the reason for him adopting a different screen name for working in the films. I tried to scan the Geet Kosh, in an effort to track his early career. One gets to see him
name appear first time as a male lead in the 1960 Sheikh Mukhtar film ‘Baarood’. And then again in the same year, as the male lead in the film ‘Bambai Ki Billi’. Both films have Kumkum paired opposite to him. In 1961 came the somewhat more appreciated ‘Umar Qaid’, again a Sheikh Mukhtar film, in which Sudhir is paired opposite to a very young Nazima.

In an effort to break into the next level of films, maybe, Sudhir started to work in side roles. In 1962 he appears in ‘Prem Patra’, a film that has Shashi Kapoor and Sadhna as the lead pair. From 1962 to 1969, Sudhir shared time between playing the hero in B/C grade films, and playing side roles in A grade films. His films as the male lead in this period are ‘Khooni Khazana’ (1965) and ‘Ustaad 420’ (1969), and as the second male lead are ‘Dada’ (1966) (primary male lead being Dara Singh), ‘Apna Ghar Apni Kahani’(1968) (primary male lead being Shekhar, and ‘Ek Phool Ek Bhool’ (also 1968) (primary male lead being Dev Kumar). As the 1960s decade came to an end, the transition of Sudhir away from the male lead roles is almost complete. Having worked in side roles in many other films during this period, after 1969 one does not see any more films with him as the male lead.

The 1969 film ‘Mahal’ brought Sudhir in touch with Dev Anand, and thence started an association that would last a lifetime. Starting with ‘Gambler’(1971), Sudhir has appeared in almost every Dev Anand film, whether produced by Navketan or by any other production banner.

There is no compilation of his filmography, but my guess would be that he would have appeared in maybe 200+ films during his career. A notable film that I remember from the 1970s is ‘Khotey Sikke’ (1974), wherein Sudhir has played the role of one of the five friends who take on a dacoit gang led by Ajit. And then of course his portrayal of Shom, one of the six brothers of Amitabh Bachan in the comedy film ‘Satte Pe Satta’ (1982).

In the later years, he also appeared in some serials in the small screen. For some years now, he had been in semi retirement, probably on account of health.

For the memories today, I present this fabulous duet from the film ‘Ustaad 420’ (1969). The lyrics are from the pen of Aziz Kashmiri and the music is from the baton of N Dutta. The singing voices are those of Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi Sb. Together, they have created a soft and an unhurried melody that is sure to strum the strings of the heart. The words tell about the lover, upset about some past happenings, and the beloved trying to appease the frayed emotions. It matters not, she says, that you may be upset, and may not be placated by what I say, but please do never say that there is no love between us. Delicate words for delicate emotions, so wonderfully put.

na maano to koi shikaayat nahin
magar ye naa kehnaa mohabbat nahin

Almost after a decade of his entry into the film world, this song would probably count as the last that Sudhir would have performed on screen as the male lead. The actress accompanying him is Zeb Rehman. And we get a fleeting glimpse of the bad guy Shetty, with a camera in his hand, clandestinely trying to capture the tryst between the lovers.

A verse that Sudhir lip syncs in this song goes like

mohabbat tumhen hum se hogi zaroor
magar baat ye yaad rakhna huzoor
hamen roz marne ki aadat nahin

Well yes, passing away is once in a lifetime. And this once-in-a-lifetime event visited upon him recently. Sudhir completed his mortal journey and will not be seen again, except in the reruns now. But I am sure he will be carrying his signature downturned moustache and the smirk where ever he will be.

Rest in Peace.

Audio

Video

Song-Na maano to koi shiqaayat nahin (Ustaad 420)(1969) Singers-Suman Kalyanur, Rafi, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-N Datta

Lyrics

na maano
to koi
shikaayat nahin
magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin
na maano
to koi
shikaayat nahin
magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin
na maano
to koi
shikaayat nahin
magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin
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mohabbat tumhen hum se hogi zaroor
mohabbat tumhen
mohabbat tumhen hum se hogi zaroor
magar baat ye yaad rakhna huzoor
rakhna huzoor
hamen roz marne ki aadat nahin

magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin
na maano
to koi
shikaayat nahin
magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin

dilaayen tumhen kis tarah hum yakeen
dilaayen tumhen
dilaayen tumhen kis tarah hum yakeen
tumhaare siwaa dil mein koi nahin
koi nahin
tumhen baat karne fi fursat nahin
magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin
na maano
to koi
shikaayat nahin
magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin

kiye hain jo is dil pe tumne sitam
kiye hain jo
kiye hain jo is dil pe tumne sitam
lagaaye huye hain kaleje se hum
kaleje se hum
sitam ab uthaane ki himmat nahin

magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin
na maano
to koi
shikaayat nahin
magar ye naa kehnaa
mohabbat nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (provided by Sudhir)
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ना मानो
तो कोई
शिकायत नहीं
मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं
ना मानो
तो कोई
शिकायत नहीं
मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं
ना मानो
तो कोई
शिकायत नहीं
मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं

मोहब्बत तुम्हें हमसे होगी ज़रूर
मोहब्बत तुम्हें
मोहब्बत तुम्हें हमसे होगी ज़रूर
मगर बात ये याद रखना हुज़ूर
रखना हुज़ूर
हमें रोज़ मरने की आदत नहीं

मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं
ना मानो
तो कोई
शिकायत नहीं
मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं

दिलाएँ तुम्हें किस तरह हम यकीन
दिलाएँ तुम्हें
दिलाएँ तुम्हें किस तरह हम यकीन
तुम्हारे सिवा दिल में कोइ नहीं
कोई नहीं
तुम्हें बात करने की फुर्सत नहीं
मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं
ना मानो
तो कोई
शिकायत नहीं
मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं

किए हैं जो इस दिल पे तुमने सितम
किए हैं जो
किए हैं जो इस दिल पे तुमने सितम
लगाए हुयें हैं कलेजे से हम
कलेजे से हम
सितम अब उठाने की हिम्मत नहीं

मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं
ना मानो
तो कोई
शिकायत नहीं
मगर ये ना कहना
मोहब्बत नहीं

21 Responses to "Na maano to koi shiqaayat nahin"

Sudhir ji,
Thanks for writing about a less known actor Sudhir.
I have some information about him as follows-

Yesteryears actor Sudhir a.k.a Bhagwandas Mulchand passed away on 10-5-2014.
He was suffering from lung infection from a long time and succumbed to
death.
Sudhir was alone fighting against the ailing health as he never
married thus, he has no family as such. He has been keeping a
low-profile even before he caught the infection in his lungs.
An ace villain, Sudhir has been part of films released in 70s and 80s.
He was remembered for his roles in Satte Pe Satta, Hare Rama Hare
Krishna, Baadshah and many more.
He owned a bungalow in Andheri and was younger brother of filmmaker
Milan Luthria’s (The Dirty Picture fame) father.
He had acted in 215 films. First film was Taxi Driver-1954 and the last was Victoria House-2009.

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Sudhir ji
Thank you for the excellent post and all the information

Arun ji
Thanks for the information about Late Sudhir ji

I don`t know whether wiki is right or wrong,
But I read on wikipedia-that Milan Lutria(of Kachche daage-Ajay devgan,Chori chori-ajay devgan)is the son of famous legendary directory Late Raj Khosla.(That makes Sudhir RAj Khosla`s Brother ???)
Please If you can, throw some light on this aspect.
Link to the wikipedia information about Milan Lutria
n.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Luthria

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link to the wikipedia`s information about Milan Lutria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Luthria
Milan lutria also directed Dirty picture and other movies

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Prakash ji,

Such types of rumours float around many times,but it is difficult to confirm them.Milan,being Khosla’s lovechild,has been reported first in an article in MIDDAY dated 3rd May 2013 ( 100 years of Bollywood-10 Bollywoods open secrets). Since their surnames are different,let us think that they have no connection.

In this connection,I remember having read that even Saurav Gangully-the cricketer is a love child of actor Dheeraj. There is a detailed article in a London Daily (which I have with me),showing the physical similarity of both in face and personality etc. Though this article challenged Gangully to disprove them,he did not take any action.

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Sudhir ji

Thank you very much for the information(woh bhi->dher saaraa about Late Sudhir ji)

Love you and regards
Prakash

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Arun ji
which Dheeraj?
you mean to say actor Dheeraj Kumar(who lip synced for Swami(1977-basu chatterjee) famous yesudas song “Kaa karoon sajni aaye na baalam”(and he produced tv serials like famous om namah shivay with his wife Zubi kochhar).

That is a news for me. Thank you for this update.

prakash

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If i remember correctly, Ganguly is supposed to be the love child of Dheeraj Kumar (actor/producer) & actress Vimi (Hamraaz). I think Dheeraj Kumar met Ganguly regarding this.

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Yes,this is what was claimed exactly.If you see photos of both,there is a remarkable similarity,particularly the nose. Of course this can not the confirmation test.

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Late Sudhi was an under-rated actor. He was popularly called ‘Bhagu’ by his friends, as his real name was Bhagwandas.
I used to meet him regularly in late 90s, but later our meetings reduced due to his ill health & my other occupations. Last i met him about one & half year back, as he wanted to dispose some excellent furniture of his bunglow at Andheri, & for that he wanted my help!
His personal life was not a happy one. he had a close relationship with a lady, who later become mentally unstable. Sudhir used to stay with his sister at Worli during his last days. He didnot answer any phone calls of his friends, few days back, trying to wish him happy birthday. he may be not well at that time! He was also very close to the sons of famous director Late Shri Devendra Goelji.
I will miss this gentleman actor. Let’s pray for the eternal peace of the departed, noble soul.

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Nayan ji,
Thanks for this additional info. Can you please give his Date of Birth please ?
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His birth date was 13th April; but I am not sure about the year. I think he was a couple of years younger to Sunil Dutt, as they both were in Jai Hind Collage at the same time, but Sudhir was a couple of years junior to Sunilji

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Thanks a lot.
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Sudhirji,
A nice tribute for your name sake. How could you miss Jaichand in Deewaar, the second-in-command of Dhabar Saheb (Iftekhar)?

You have mentioned Umar Qaid. This had a very nice Mukesh song picturised on him, Mujhe raat din ye khayal hai, which has probably not yet appeared on this blog:

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Sir,
mujhe raat din ye khayaal hai has been posted earlier and here is the link ;
https://atulsongaday.me/2009/03/05/mujhe-rat-din-ye-khayaal-hai/

since you mentioned about this song, i wondered if this has been still not posted!
also Atul ji has mentioned that this been picturised on Sudhir ji and Nazima.
thanks !!

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@ Sudhir Sir – thanks for this detailed article on actor Sudhir.
Our tributes to him !!

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Sudhirji
Thanks for the write-up on Sudhir. Let me too convey my tributes to him.

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Dear All,

Thanks for your comments and additional information.

Arun ji, Nayan ji,
Thanks for additional information about this actor, who seems to have prefered a reclusive life style.

Nayan ji,
Thanks so much for your exclusive personal inputs.

In the news item link that is provided by Peevesie’s Mom, the news item includes a specific reference to a son. The link is http://bollywoodjournalist.com/2014/05/09/sudhir-father-ashok-banker-dead/.

The name (Ashok Banker) and the photo of the individual are given, including some comments from him. As per his comments, actor Sudhir was briefly married to his mother, and then they separated, but never divorced. He and his father kept in touch for some years, but then they had not met each other for quite some time.

Regarding Milan Luthria and Raj Khosla, to me it seems to be a tabloid sensationalism more than anything else.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhir jee,

The author Ashok Banker is probably son of Sudhir’s wife from some Banker, after they separated. It is clearly written that Sudhir had a STEP SON,so obviously Ashok was not his own son.

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Arun ji,

Yes, you are right. My error.
Mr Banker is the step son.

Rgds
Sudhir

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simonvaishnav99
What a wonderful recollection of late actor , series of films he acted and I vividly remember the scene depicted of film Haqeeqat 64… Amazing he acted in more than 200 films ….God bless his soul ..we will remember him .

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Sudhirji your article is fantastic and I cannot thank you enough for the same,
I have been an admirer of Sudhir Saab and his contribution to cinema for over 40 years;

During my childhood, the villain of the film was never seemed personified and menacing enough to me as long as Sudhir Saab was not one of his henchmen.

His team-up with Mac Mohan in most films was excellent. They had both acted in a positive role in Chetan Anand’s Black & White 1964 classic Haqeeqat, but unfortunately they did not share screen space.No one must be aware than that the two of them will be paired in many movies in the future as evil’s henchmen.

I am very fond of Sudhir’s dialogue delivery style seldom with stiff lower lip/jaw and pronouncing त as ट and स as श at random. It characterized him.

It is unfortunate that this industry has barely shown any regard and respect for artistes such as Sudhir Saab and so many others like him.

Thank you for all the entertainment Sudhir Saab.
You do have your fans and admirers.
May your soul RIP.

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