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Chhip chhip kar mat dekho ji bhanwarji

Posted on: March 10, 2015


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

MAN KI JEET (1944) was one of the most successful films produced by W Z Ahmed under his banner of Shalimar Films. The film had 7 songs including one version song of which 4 songs (including the version song) have been covered in the Blog. Almost all the songs of the film were popular in those days. The highlight of these songs were that for the first time, Shaayar e Inqilaab Josh Malihabadi wrote lyrics for 5 out of 7 songs for the film. The rest of 2 songs were written by Bharat Vyas. The star cast included Shyam, Neena, Tiwari, Prakash, Rajkumari Shukla, Gulab, Mumtaz Begum, Shanta Thakkar, Chukoo etc. This was the debut Hindi film for the actor Shyam. This may also be a debut film for Chukoo on which morey jubna ka dekho ubhaar was picturised. Of course, Sitarabai Kanpuri started her playback singing career with this film.

The film’s story was based on Thomas Hardy’s novel ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’. I was keen to know as to how W Z Ahmed who directed the film, adopted the tragic story in the Indian setting. Since the film’s print is neither available on the internet nor on the VCDs, I have been making extensive search on the internet to get at least the review of the film with the story but I had no luck until I stumbled upon the full review of the film from the archive of Filmindia magazine for the year 1945. Since it is a big review, I have condensed it just to give a gist of the story of the film without going into critical review of the film.

Arsi (Neena), a milkmaid lives with her father Mulkraj (Tiwari), the milkman and her mother in a village called Himmatnagar. A batch of archaeological scholars arrives in the village and one of them tells Mulkraj that he is the long lost descendent of the Bhagera Kings. This news goes to Mulkraj’s head and he starts behaving like a scion of the royal family. He indulges in showing his royal airs. In the group of archaeological scholars, Shyam (Shyam) wants to settle down in a village as a farmer and is looking for a village girl to marry. Shyam meets Arsi and falls in love with her.

In the meanwhile, Mulkraj’s royal vagaries bring the family into financial difficulties. Arsi is compelled to visit Queen of Bhagera for the help. Here she comes into contact with Prakash (Prakash), an ill repute son of the Queen who kidnaps Arsi and outrages her modesty. A depressed Arsi returns home and tells her mother of the unfortunate incidence. Mother advices her not to reveal this incidence to anyone. With this background, Arsi goes to another village for work. Here she once again comes into contact with Shyam reigniting their love for each other. They decide to get married.

A day before the marriage, her past unfortunate incidence haunts her and she decides to reveal her past to Shyam. After hearing her, Shyam leaves her without marrying. A heartbroken Arsi returns home. Very soon her father dies and she and her mother have to leave the house as creditors of her father drive them out. Both mother and daughter take shelter on the street. Arsi writes a letter to Shyam (probably about her side of the story of unfortunate incidene) but gets no reply. She starts working in a nearby town and coincidentally meets Prakash once again. Prakash’s lust for her gets revived and tries to outrage her modesty. However, this time, she fights with him. In the ensuing struggle, Prakash accidentally falls on an open sword and dies. Arsi is arrested and sent to jail. Another coincidence is that just in time, Shyam discovers her and tells that he has forgiven her for her past. But now it is too late as she suffers from a strange illness in the jail and dies.

I have read the summary of Thomos Hardy’s novel on the internet and I find that the story adopted for the film has deviated from the novel in some important phases of life of Tess. For example, a sickly child is born to Tess after her rape that dies after a few days whereas in the film, there is no child in that phase of Arsi’s life. In the novel, Tess is compelled to become the mistress of Alec due to financial reasons when Angel leaves her after legally marrying her. There is no such event in Arsi’s life in the film. While the film story has kept the tragic end in that both Tess in the novel and Arsi in the film die, the treatment in the film is different. Tess in the novel is actually kills Alec, while in the film, Prakash accidentally falls on an open sword and gets killed. Tess, in the circumstances, is hanged in the jail for the murder while Arsi in the film dies of some strange illness in the jail. I find the character of Tess in the novel inviting more sympathy than that of Arsi in the film.

Out of the 3 remaining songs of the film which are yet to be covered in the Blog, I was not able to make my mind as to which one I should select for this post. All the remaining 3 songs, in my view, are nice to hear. Finally, I selected the song ‘chhip chhip kar mat dekhoji bhanwarji’ a duet rendered by Shanta Thakkar and Bharat Vyas who also wrote the lyrics of the song. This is a peppy ‘sawaal-jawaab’ song having a streak of some teasing. The prelude music gives me an impression that this may be a street song picturised on Shanta Thakkar who sings for herself. I have no idea as to whom Bharat Vyas is lip syncing.

It is said that in those days, All India Radio, Delhi used to get demand for this song from such a large numbers that the announcer used to skip the names lest the time taken for announcing names would reduce the time for the remaining songs of the programme. Incidentally,I find the voice of Shanta Thakkar closely resembling that of Zohrabai Ambalewaali.

Enjoy the song especially the repartees between Shanta Thakkar and Bharat Vyas:

Bharat Vyas : jhirmir jhirmir leharan barse, mora jiyaa aaj tarse
Shanta Thakkar : dheere dheere bolo
Bharat Vyas : ghoonghat pat kholo
Shanta Thakkar : bholi dulhan sharmaayegi

Audio

Song-Chhip chhip kar mat dekhoji bhanwarji (Man Ki Jeet)(1944) Singers-Shanta Thakkar, Bharat Vyas, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S K Pal

Lyrics

chhip chhip kar mat dekhoji bhanwarji
chhip chhip kar mat dekhoji bhanwarji
hamko najar lag jaayegi
hamko najar lag jaayegi
najar lag jaayegi
najar lag jaayegi
gora gora mukhda tanik dekhan do
gora gora
gora gora mukhda tanik dekhan do
hamri najar bhar jaayegi
hamri najar bhar jaayegi
najar bhar jaayegi
najar bhar jaayegi ji

achhhaa
ji

dekhna hai to tanik sajne do
paanv ke ghunghroo
paanv ke ghunghroo zaraa bajne do
dekhna hai to tanik sajne do
paanv ke ghunghroo zaraa bajne do
sau sau kamar bal khaayegi
sau sau kamar bal khaayegi
kamar bal khaayegi
kamar bal khaayegi ji
jhirmir jhirmir lahraayen barse ae ae ae
jhirmir jhirmir laharaayen barse
mora jiyaa aaj tarse ae ae ae
mora jiyaa aaj tarse

dheere dheere
dheere dheere bolo
ghoonghat pat kholo
haan dheere dheere bolo
ghoonghat pat kholo
bholi dulhan sharmaayegi
dulhan sharmaayegi
dulhan sharmaayegi ji

gora gora mukhda tanik dekhan do
hamko najar lag jaayegi
hamko najar lag jaayegi
najar bhar jaayegi
najar lag jaayegi ji

4 Responses to "Chhip chhip kar mat dekho ji bhanwarji"

Shanta Thakkar>>>>
Chal Padi Nadiya Ke Paar
MD: Ashok Ghosh; Ly:Neelkanth Tiwari>Nirdosh (1941)
Pehni Hai Badri Ne Shadi Ki Chunri
MD:Ashok Ghosh, Ly:Neelkanth Tiwari>>Nirdosh (1941)
Mai Aagre Se Jutha Laaya Re
with Bharat Vyas; MD:S K Pal Ly:Bharat Vyas>Prem Sangeet (1943)
Bharat Vyas as singer>>
Kaviraja Kavita Ke Mat Ab Kaan Marodo
Navrang (1959)
Chhip Chhip Kar Mat Dekho Ji
Ghayal Karke Humse Puchhti Ho
Prem Sangeet (1943)
Is Nashwar Sansar Me
Ghulami (1945)
Nadiya Kinare Ram Bagiya
Chandralekha (1948)
O Geeta Ke Bhagwan (Duet)
Ghulami (1945)

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SK Pal
Pyase Nain (1954)
Pyase Naino Ki Pyaas Bujha De
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Mere Jeevan Me Aaya Hai Kaun
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Ek Chand Banaane Wale Ne Sau Chand
Asha Bhosle; Kaif Irfani
Jo Dil Pe Tere Yeh Tes Lagti
Asha Bhosle; Kaifi Azmi
Kaanto Me Daaman Ulajh Gaya
Asha Bhosle, Bulo C Rani; MD:Bulo C Rani; D N Madhok
Manva Tu Haule Haule Gaaye Ja Geet
Asha Bhosle; Waheed Qureshi
Mukh Se Kuchh Na Bol Baawari
Asha Bhosle; Waheed Qureshi
Raat Suhani Aayi Dekho Chamke Nanhe
Asha Bhosle; Waheed Qureshi

Meerabai-1947>>
Mai To Prem Diwani Mera Dard Na Jaane Koi
Sitara Devi
O O Kanhaiya Man To Thhaare Rang Ranchi
Sitara Devi
Koi Kahiyo Re Prabhu Aavan Ki
Sitara Devi
Mane Chaakar Rakho Jee
Sitara Kanpuri
Mere To Giridhar Gopal
Sitara Devi
Mane Chaakar Raakho Ji Sanwaliyaa
Sitara Kanpuri
Bhor Bhayi Kaun Gali Gayo Shyam
Sitara Devi
Chitnandan Aage Naachungi
Sitara Devi
Jo Tum Todo
Sitara Devi
Jogi Mat Ja
Sitara Devi
Maai Mhane Sapne Me Paran Gayo Nandala
Sitara Devi
Maayi Ri Mai To Liya Govind Mol
Sitara Devi
Main To Girdhar Ke Ghar Jaau
Sitara Devi
O Papiha Re Piyu Ki Boli Na Bol
Sitara Devi

Maa-1952
Iss Duniya Me Humne Dekhe
Afzal Hussain, Asha Bhosle; Bharat Vyas
Har Din Tu Rota Badal, Aaj Mujhe Rone Bhi De
Geeta Dutt; Bharat Vyas
Jiyo Jiyo Mere Laal, Teri Tedhi Tedhi Chaal
Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Arun Kumar; Bharat Vyas
Mai Na Bolungi Aaj, Mere Chhote Se Dil Chhupa Hai Kya Raaz
Geeta Dutt; Bharat Vyas
Saanjh Bhi Bhanu Chhupe Chhaaya Aandhiyara
Manna Dey; Bharat Vyas
Woh Aankhe Kya Aankhe
Manna Dey; Bharat Vyas

Bhishma Pratigya (1950)
Pagle Manwa Hai Kyu Ab Rota Kyu
Geeta Dutt; Manohar Khanna
Aaj Mere Man Ki Maina Anokhi Boli Bole
S K Pal; Manohar Khanna
Chanchal Pawan Chale Chanchal Pawan
Geeta Dutt; Manohar Khanna
Dhal Gaya Aasha Ka Suraj
Asha Bhosle; Manohar Khanna
Dekho Dekho Ghoonghat Ki Ot Se Jhanke Re
Sulochana Kadam; Manohar Khanna
Hanso Hanso Khilo Khilo
S K Pal; Manohar Khanna
Koi Hamara Na Raha Doobne Wale
S K Pal; Manohar Khanna

Prem Sangeet (1943)
Mann Re Mat Ro Mat Ro
Amirbai Karnataki; Bharat Vyas
Aaj Nahi Hai Ghar Me Shakkar
S K Pal; Bharat Vyas
Badh Chale Maut Se Bhi Ladne
S K Pal; Bharat Vyas
Gaaye Jaa Tu Gaaye Jaa
S K Pal; Bharat Vyas
Ghayal Karke Humse Puchhti Ho
Bharat Vyas; Bharat Vyas
Kaun Hai Ye Dilruba
S K Pal; Bharat Vyas
Kyun Tumne Humko Daraaya
Amirbai Karnataki; Bharat Vyas;
Mai Aagre Se Jutha Laaya Re
Shanta Thakkar, Bharat Vyas S K Pal; Bharat Vyas
Pehle Jisne Pyar Kiya
Amirbai Karnataki; Bharat Vyas
Tore Mann Me Basungi
Amirbai Karnataki; Bharat Vyas

Dhola Maru (1956)
Ae Ji Mori Far Far Ankhiyan Farke
Asha Bhosle; Bharat Vyas
Kajal Bina Meri Pheeki
Lata Mangeshkar; Bharat Vyas
Aaj Ki Ye Baate Bhool Mat Jayiyo Ji
Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey; Bharat Vyas
Chanda Taari Chandani
Mubarak Begum; Bharat Vyas
Kismat Ke Hatho Ne
S K Pal; Bharat Vyas
Le Lo Le Lo Le Lo Ji
Asha Bhosle; Bharat Vyas
Sawan Aaya Re Sawan Aaya Re
Lata Mangeshkar, Mubarak Begum; Bharat Vyas
Shrap Du Tujhko Vidhata
Lata Mangeshkar; Bharat Vyas
Sun Sun Mori Gauri Mata
Asha Bhosle; Bharat Vyas
Suno Suno Nagri Ke Logo
Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey ; Bharat Vyas

Sagar (1951)
Aaj Achanak Toot Gaye Kyu
Asha Bhosle; Narendra Sharma
Hume Kab Khabar Thi Ki Duniya Hamari
Geeta Dutt; Narendra Sharma
Aare O Re Tere Man Ki Manzil
Manna Dey; Narendra Sharma
Chhup Chhup Koi Mere Kano Me Bola Re
Geeta Dutt; Narendra Sharma
Hontho Pe Rahi Fariyad Yaad Rahi Seene Me
Geeta Dutt; Narendra Sharma
Jawani Ke Kaano Mein Keh Gayi Koyaliya
Sulochana Kadam; Narendra Sharma
Kaun Sunega Tere Man Ki Pukar
Asha Bhosle; Narendra Sharma
Phulwa Re Tu Khil Mere Man Ke Baag Me
Geeta Dutt; Narendra Sharma
Ro Ro Kar Teri
Geeta Dutt; Narendra Sharma
Shehnai Baje Aur Dulhaniya Saje
Rajkumari; Narendra Sharma

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In this film all of the songs except two are sung by Sitara Bai Kanpuri. Sitara Bai was hired by W.Z. Ahmad to sing for Neena, and only Neena. Ahmed didn’t like Neena’s voice so he hired Sitara Bai to be her personal singer. Her contract didn’t allow her to sing or work for any other companies. She is often confused with the singer Tara Bai Lucknowi. Tara is credited for Mun Ki Jeet songs but is not the singer. Shanta Thakkar sang in only two other films besides this one, 4 songs in total. If you wants to hear the singer Tara Bai she sings in Wooing Nightingale 1942. The cast in that film is Zebunnisa, Anil Kumari, Meher Sultana, Sardar Mansoor. The other singers in Mun Ki Jeet were Zohra Bai of Ambala

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