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Ae chaand na chamak tu

Posted on: October 29, 2014


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

LOST AND FOUND- GEMS FROM UNRELEASED FILMS….Song No. 2
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When we say ‘Unreleased’ film, it includes films which remained incomplete, films which did not reach the stage of getting censored and films which got censored but were not released in Theatres. To get songs from such films is a difficult task. Luckily, there are some generous minded Record Collectors in India (shri Giridharilal ji Vishwakarma ji) and Pakistan (Janab Shalin Bhatt ji),who upload some gems from unreleased films.

I have good relations with both these gentlemen and in a crisis or a doubt,I always look up to them for genuine information.Initially I mistook the second name as ‘ Shalini Bhatt’. The surname also misled me to believe that she is from Gujarat. But when I became an Fb friend,I realised that HE was Shalin Bhatt , an American of Gujrati origin. from Pakistan. I have been in E Mail contact with both these collectors and I am thankful to them for their help time to time, and prompt replies.

When I planned this series, I was searching for songs-not just songs, but special songs- from unreleased films, through various sources.In most cases, hardly any information about the films is available,but people who have the 78 RPM records of these films with them, can add at least some information on the singerslyricists/composers etc. Most times,this information is not available in HFGK.

Today’s song is from film called ” HAWAI QILA ” ( castles in the air ? )-40s. HFGK was not very helpful about the singer or the cast etc. I got the singer’s name from Janab Shalin ji.The Lyricist’s name is given in HFGK as Tejnath Dhar,whereas it is Tejnath Zar actually. Tejnath wrote lyrics in Hawai qila-40s and Jauhari-51. Then probably,he turned into a Producer and he produced several films like Khoz-53,Naqli Nawab-62,Vachan-74,Raeeszada-76,Garam khoon-80 ( he also wrote the film story and splay,in addition to producing and Directing the film),Sardar-84,Pucca Badmash-91.Anokhi chaal-95 etc etc.

The music Director of this film was one J.D.Mujumdar. There were many small time composers who operated in the industry.Mujumdar also seems to be one of them. he has few films to his credit as a composer like Hawai qila-40s,Azmaish-52,Fuziyama-54,stunt film Laalu Ustaad-56 and Maharani-57 ( along with Basant Prakash,brother of Khemchand Prakash)

This song is sung by young Lalita Deulkar,who married Sudhir Phadke in 1949. Since she had stopped singing in films other than that of her husband,this film-Hawai Qila seems to be before that period.

LALITA was born in Bombay in 1924. She was not interested in acting or singing, but poor family conditions and father’s T.B. forced her to earn a living by singing and acting. During 1940-45,she recorded many songs. One Mr. Dulerai Pandya,a Gujarati,owned” The National Recording Co.Ltd.” in Bombay’s fort area. There was a Tricolour shown on the labels of the records,hence this company was known asJhandewali record co.. V.Shantaram was also on its Board of Directors. Initially prabhat and later Rajkamal film songs were issued on thisJhanda Chhap records only. The company had hired Datta Davjekar for Marathi and Avinash vyas and Lallubhai Bhojak for Hindi and Gujarati songs. She recorded many Darya songs and Bhavgeets in this company.Along with her,Gajanan Watwe,Jyotsna Bhole also recorded songs here. Some records named her as Lalita Devi. Once Saraswati Devi herd her and gave her chance to do small roles and sing in chorus of songs of Bombay Talkies films. Her Debut was made with the song ‘ Aankhowale tu dekh ke chal” from film ‘Parbat peapna dera’-44. it was a duet with Parshuram,under the baton of Vasant Desai.

After singing songs in Valmiki-46 and Eight Days-46,she got a good break in film Saajan-1947. Her duet with Rafi, ” Humko tumhara hiaasra” is remembered even today. Film Nadiya ke paar-48 also had a duet with Rafi,” More raja ho,le chal nadiya ke paar” which was very popular. C.Ramchandra was MD for both these films. She sang in several other films like Bhakta Dhruv, Khidki, Jalan, Shaheed, Shakti, Vidya, Bedard, Daulat, Girls school, Jai Bheem, Roshni, Sanwariya, Shabnam, Apni Chhaya, Malti Madhav, Pahli Tarikh, Sajni etc.

She got married to Composer Sudhir Phadke (25-7-1919 to 29-7-2002),on 29-5-1949 at Poona. Their common friend Mohd. Rafi sang a specially prepared and meticulously rehearsed ” Mangalashtak ” ( an eight stanza marriage song in Marathi),in their marriage. After marriage she sang only in films of Sudhir Phadke. After Sajni-56,she stopped singing completely and became a devoted housewife. She died on 25-5-2010. Their son Shridahar phadke is a well known Marathi singer and composer.

the speciality of today’s song is that its tune sounds similar to to another more popular song, ” o roothe huye bhagwan,tumko kaise manaun” by Amirbai karnataki in film Sindoor-47. Now,we do not know which song was recorded first,But one thing is certain. Some composers did take advantage of the tunes of unreleased film songs,using them as their own. We will see one more such a song later on in this series.

Let us now enjoy this song by Lalita ji. If you get the feeling of similarity with Sindoor song, then enjoy the nostalgia…..


Song-Ae chaand na chamak tu (Hawaai Qila)(1945)(UR) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Tejnath Zar, MD-J D Mujumdar

Lyrics

Ae chaand na chamak tu
rehne de ye andhera
kaahe ko chaandni jab
phoota naseeb mera
ae chaand na chamak tu
rehne de ye andhera
kaahe ko chaandni jab
phoota naseeb mera

sapnon kee mere baliya
barbaad ho chuki hai
sapnon kee mere baliya
barbaad ho chuki hai
khushiyon ki mast kaliyaan
sab husn kho chuki hain
khushiyon ki mast kaliyaan
sab husn kho chuki hain
chhoote hain aasra
duniya ne munh phera
kaahe ko chaandni jab
phoota naseeb mera

ae chaand na chamak tu
rehne de ye andhera
kaahe ko chaandni jab
phoota naseeb mera

ae chaand na sata tu
meri dukh bhari jawaani
ae chaand na sata tu
meri dukh bhari jawaani
sun keh rahe hain taare
mere pyaar thhe suhaane
sun keh rahe hain taare
mere pyaar thhe suhaane
chhoota jo saath unka
dukhon ne aa ke ghera
kaahe ko chaandni jab
phoota naseeb mera

ae chaand na chamak tu
rehne de ye andhera
kaahe ko chaandni jab
phoota naseeb mera

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6 Responses to "Ae chaand na chamak tu"

Correct to Lalita Deulkar
Tejnath Zar penned in Raeeszada-76,
Lalita sang in Apni Chhaya-50, Bedard-51, Bhakt Dhruv-47, Daulat-49, Eight Days-46, Girls’School-49, Jai Bhim-49, Jalan-48, Khidki-48, Namak-47, Narsimha Awtar-49, Nadiya Ke Paar-48, Rambaan-48, Roshni-49, Sanwaria-49, Shakti-48, Sajan-47, Sipaiya-49, Shaheed-48, Shabnam-49, Sawan Aaye Re-49, Utho Jaago-47, Vidya-48, Valmiki-46,

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Arunji,
Another nice post in the series. When I heard this song, Bachpan ki yaad dheere dheere pyar ban gayi from Shaheed (1948) came to my mind, sung by Lalita Deulkar herself. I find it closer than Wo roothe huye Bhagwan.

AK

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Sir, many thanks for this informative post !!
Enjoyed the song too as I have also shared this song to Atul ji (21.07.14). At that time I also enjoyed few songs sung by her from the film Jalan-1948 which I shared to Atul ji.

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To the author, you’ve identified me as being Pakistani and a resident of Pakistan, of which neither is true. I am an American of Gujarati ethnicity. I have never claimed another nationality or ethnicity, so I would appreciate if this error is rectified in the article. Thank you for the kind words, nevertheless.

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Thanks for the comment and clarification. We will keep this information in mind. Meanwhile I am correcting this information in the writeup.

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Shalin Bhatt ji,

I apologise for the grave mistake committed by me. Believe me,it was not intentional. I have had exchanges in mails with you also,but somehow this mistake has taken place. I feel very sorry about it.
Thanks for correcting me.
-AD

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