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Ab Preet Ki Jeet Manaayen Saajan

Posted on: December 24, 2014


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

The wait has been prickly. Eyebrows have been raised. Murmurs of disquiet are being heard. The posts have been delayed on the blog. Important posts, important anniversaries are overdue. All due to me. There is so much that has happened, that should have been covered at least two or three days ago. Multiple posts are in progress with me, and also posts and requests for anniversaries are piled up and waiting in the mailbox. On my side, I have a string of very plausible ‘excuses’ in my defense. But those details can wait. 🙂  The primaries first – it is six hundredth milestone that had to be breached, that is holding up everything else.

Ah well, I am sure you will correct me – it is six hundred over ten thousand. Yes, sir, it is. The six hundredth post after the mega milestone of 10K. And let me also add; the rumblings of that 10K milestone continue to be heard even today. In fact, I found something in my mail box today afternoon, a request for putting up one of the unpublished posts from the 10K list of posts. In good time, now. Many pending posts and anniversaries to catch up on, including the awaited report on the Bombay episode of the Operation Gangout. (Through informed sources, I have it that the Mastermind is not too happy with the delay.) It is going to be a long night ahead.

I am taking up this post as originally planned i.e. the 10,600th milestone with a special celebration attached to it. The Bombay report out is following in a separate post all by itself, with a very special song to go along with it.

The trek from the 10,500th to the 10,600th song has been a comparatively slower one. Rather, inordinately slow. We hit the 10-5 post on 16th November. After that, it has been really a very slow trek to the 10-6, a full month and 8 days. In my memory, this appears to be the slowest running century on the blog. Shades of ML Jaisimha – staying on the crease for almost 9 nine hours (well, 8 hours and 41 mins to be exact), and gathering only 99 as the fruits of his long labors. Last week, I got this email from Atul ji, and the words he used, I was laughing as I read it – “Though the progress has been very slow, but still now we have inched towards the 10600th mark.” That’s how the planning for the 10-6 post started. Atul ji listed a couple of important milestones and suggested we should combine them. I agreed.

I think now is the time for excuses. 😉 The message was on the 16th. I was booked to fly down to Bombay on Saturday morning. Certain personal family circumstances prevailed and prevented me from sticking to the schedule. I had to shift my travel by a day. With Spicejet floundering, the other airlines were making a neat killing, and the flight costs one way were on the blue skies. I decided to get on a train, and reached on Sunday morning itself. I stayed in Bombay for two nights, at Nalin ji’s home. The internet connectivity was very poor; and I was not able to get on to the blog. Tuesday I was in train again to return to Delhi. The train was right on time till about 5.30 am early morning today. After that the weather gods sent the fog, and I arrived home four hours behind schedule, throwing my entire day off. Reaching home, I was informed that a notice from the electric supply company had come in yesterday. The local substation will be offline for repairs, and so no power for the day till 6 pm. And I was wondering. (I know Mastermind has no patience for such excuses, and so I have tried to keep this list short. Hope I am able to garner some goodwill stakes and continue to publish. 😉

But in any case, the above mentioned record had to be bettered. Could not afford to stay at 99. And so here is the 10-6 post with all its caveats and circumstances. Congratulations, and sighs of relief I am sure, all around the team.

The special celebration that is coming on today is the century of that renowned and pioneering music director of Indian cinema – Pankaj Mullick. With this post, we now have one hundred songs that have been recorded under his direction.

Pankaj Babu, with RC Boral, formed the mainstay of the New Theatre film production, for the major part of his working career in the film industry. As a child, his attraction for music was such, that he would go to his neighbor’s house, even in the latter’s absence, and play and practice on the harmonium in that house. He faced hardships during his childhood and youth, on account of the early demise of his father. He could not complete his formal education. However, the pursuit of learning and training on music continued. In 1926, at the age of 22 years, his first record was released by Beelofone recording companhy. His talent and his reputation led him to the radio station in Calcutta, where he met RC Boral. The two struck a friendship and an association that lasted a lifetime. Pankaj Babu continued to be associated with the radio almost all his life. In later years he produced regular programs for teaching music through the medium.

The association with RC Boral led the two of them to start working for silent films, in producing and conducting the ‘foreground’ music, which used to be in live accompaniment to the film being exhibited. Onwards from the radio station stint, the pair was contracted by BN Sircar of New Theatres, to be the lead music directors for all the film ventures of the company. The first film was ‘Dena Paaona’ in Bangla, produced in 1931.

New Theatres, at that time being the haven for the best talent in the country, boasted of having the top artists on its rolls. BN Sircar, as it turns out to, was the first ‘executive’ producer of Indian cinema, whose philosophy was to get the best talents, provide them the required resources and then let them have a free hand with what they wanted to create. Considering the long list of successful films from this banner in 1930s and 1940s, this was a remarkable venture.

Almost in parallel to Pankaj Babu and RC Boral coming to New Theatres, another peerless artist joined the team. The name – KL Saigal. A name that requires no introduction, and no details. 1933 saw the release of ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’, which was the first independent assignment for Pankaj Babu as a music director. And the songs of this film, especially the ones in the voice of Saigal Sb, became instant hits. This was followed by a string of exceptional hit films, with hit songs, year after year – ‘Maya’ and ‘Karodpati’ in 1936, ‘Mukti’ and ‘President’ in 1937, ‘Dharti Mata’ in 1938, ‘Kapaal Kundla’ and ‘Dushman’ in 1939, ‘Nartaki’ and ‘Zindagi’ in 1940, ‘Doctor’ in 1941, ‘Menakshi’ in 1942, ‘Kaashinath’ in 1943, ‘My Sister’ in 1944 – and many more, all the way up to ‘Yaatrik’ and ‘Zalzalaa’ in 1952. Beyond that, with the decline in the fortunes of New Theatres, Pankaj Babu did not move out in search of greener opportunities. He stayed in Calcutta, and put his energies into writing and teaching of classical music, re-associating himself the radio services.

For the celebration today, I present this rare song from the film ‘Meenakshi’ from 1942. The film is directed by Madhu Bose, and the cast of actors includes Sadhna Bose in her debut film, Ahindra Chaudhry, KC Dey, Najmul Hussain, Naresh Mittar, Dev Bala, Preeti Kumar, Raaj Lakshmi, Panna Devi, Renuka Roy, Kumar, Sandhya Rani etc. The six songs of this film are penned by Pt Bhushan. Three songs, all in the voice of KC Dey are already showcased here on this blog. This fourth song is a rare duet in the voices of Kamal Das and Radha Rani.

A lovely duet, that talks of the dreams and triumphs of love. And the delight of music – music of Pankaj Babu.
Listen and enjoy.


Song – Ab Preet Ki Jeet Manaayen Saajan (Meenakshi) (1942) Singers – Radha Rani, Kamal Das, Lyrics – Pt Bhushan, MD – Pankaj Mullick
Radha Rani + Kamal Das

Lyrics

ab preet ki jeet manaayen saajan
ab preet ki jeet manaayen
ab preet ki jeet manaayen saajan
ab preet ki jeet manaayen
dukh dard bhari
dukh dard bhari is duniya par
anand sudha barsaayen
kya
anand sudha barsaayen
tum baadal ban kar barso to
hum saagar sa lehraayen

tum baadal ban kar barso to
hum saagar sa lehraayen
tum baadal ban kar barso to
hum saagar sa lehraayen
mil jul kar donon dharti par
ik sundar swarg basaayen
ik sundar swarg basaayen

kaanon mein preet tumhaari
hothon par geet tumhaare
kaanon mein preet tumhaari
hothon par geet tumhaare
mere hirday ki veenaa
har sur mein tumhen pukaare

tum jeevan ki ritu bagiya mein
ban kar basant chhaa jaavo
tum koel ban kar kook utho
o o o koel ban kar kook utho
aur sukh sangeet bahaavo
aur sukh sangeet bahaavo
phir hum tum
phir hum tum prem sudha ke pyaale
bhar bhar prem pilaayen
phir hum tum prem sudha ke pyaale
bhar bhar prem pilaayen
mil jul kar donon dharti par
ik sundar swarg basaayen
ik sundar swarg basaayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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 अब प्रीत की जीत मनाएँ साजन
अब प्रीत की जीत मनाएँ
अब प्रीत की जीत मनाएँ साजन
अब प्रीत की जीत मनाएँ
दुख दर्द भरी
दुख दर्द भरी इस दुनिया पर
आनंद सुधा बारसाएँ
क्या
आनंद सुधा बरसाएँ

तुम बादल बन कर बरसो तो
हम सागर सा लहराएँ
तुम बादल बन कर बरसो तो
हम सागर सा लहराएँ
मिल जुल कर दोनों धरती पर
इक सुंदर स्वर्ग बसायेँ
इक सुंदर स्वर्ग बसायेँ

कानों में प्रीत तुम्हारी
होठों पर गीत तुम्हारे
कानों में प्रीत तुम्हारी
होठों पर गीत तुम्हारे
मेरे हिरदय की वीणा
हर सुर में तुम्हें पुकारे

तुम जीवन की रितु बगिया में
बन कर बसंत छा जावो
तुम कोयल बन कर कूक उठो
ओ ओ ओ
कोयल बन कर कूक उठो
और सुख संगीत बहावो
और सुख संगीत बहावो
फिर हम तुम
फिर हम तुम प्रेम सुधा के प्याले
मिल जुल कर दोनों धरती पर
इक सुंदर स्वर्ग बसायेँ
इक सुंदर स्वर्ग बसायेँ

4 Responses to "Ab Preet Ki Jeet Manaayen Saajan"

Atulji,
Congratulations on reaching this milestone.
Sudhirbhai,
I can understand the internet limitations as I am facing the same here too. The journey of last century post of the blog may be slow but sometimes it is necessary to rejuvenate the energy of the blog. 🙂 Thanks to Atulji and you for making the special effort to be part of the gangout. Let the Mastermind wait for the special report of this event as it will be his reward 😉 for being with us virtually only. 😉 Just kidding.

Regards
Khyati

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Congratulations to all… !!!

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yeaaahhhh!!!! we are finally back in axn. ab humari gaddi chal padi….
CONGRATS on song number 10600…..

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Haha, Mastermind is happy to wait for the report – good things take time to happen. Aur intezar mein bhi mazaa hi hai. 🙂

Congratulations to Pankaj Mullick for joining the 100-song bandwagon. I remember as a child, there were 2 singers who were talked about a lot (from before the Talat-Rafi-Mukesh era) – KL Saigal and Pankaj Mullick. As time passes by, there is a risk that these giants of yesteryear are forgotten by younger generations. We should NEVER allow that to happen.

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