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Bhole bhaale sanam matwaale sanam

Posted on: May 21, 2015

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VINTAGE SHAMSHAD BEGUM…Song No. 10…Last song of the series.

Today’s song is from the film Mangala-1950. It is a duet of Shamshad Begum and T.A.Moti. This is also the last song of this series.

In this series, we have heard,so far, 9 duets of Shamshad Begum, from her early films in the 40s. From the first film of hers in Bombay (Taqdeer) to her first film in Madras(Mangala), we have heard duets with 9 different singers, featuring Motilal, Surendra, K S Raagi, Ram Kamlani, Anil Biswas, G M Durani, Sulochana Kadam, Lata and Chitalkar and today is the 10th singer T.A.Moti. I wanted to include her duets with S D Batish, Geeta Dutt, Mohd.Rafi and Surinder Kaur, but it was not possible to accomodate them in this series.

Film Mangala-50 was a remake of the Hit Tamil film ‘Mangamma Sapatham-1943’. After the unprecedented foray of Gemini’s Vasan’s hit film Chandralekha-48. Subramaniam Srini Vasan or simply S S Vasan, became aware of the unlimited scope of the Hindi belt market for south-made Hindi films. Vasan was a writer, Editor, producer and Director, but above all, he was a Business Tycoon. He had established the popular Tamil magazine “Anand Vikatan”, and owned Gemini studios, Gemini Laboratories and Gemini distribution circuits. He soon decided to take advantage of the success of Chandralekha and made another Trilingual film . In Tamil it was called “Apoorva sahodarargal”, in Telugu, it was “Apoorva Sahodaralu”, and in Hindi it was called “Nishan”-49. This film too was a great success. Encouraged by this, S S Vasan mad his 1943 Tamil Hit film “Mangamma Sapatham”-43, into a remake in Hindi with the name “Mangala”-50.

Not by coincidence, but by design, the Hero for all these 3 remakes and the originals was Ranjan. (This film was remade in Simhalese as “Mathalan” in 1955 and in Telugu as “Mangamma shapatham”in 1965- featuring N T Ramarao, later the Chief Minister of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, and Jamuna).

In the early times of Film Industry, very few educated people used to join here. That is why Graduates or Postgraduates used to flaunt their degrees with pride- like Moti, B.A.-the lyricist, or Kavi Pradeep’s pseudoname- Miss Kamal B.A. or even singer Surendra as B.A., LL.B.

A highly qualified person and that too in an unrelated subject joining films was a wonder then. Thus, a young man with an unlikely name for a Hero, like RAMNARAYAN VENKATRAMAN SARMA Alias actor RANJAN was a novelty. Ranjan was born in Madras on 2-3-1918 in an orthodox Brahmin family. He did his B.A. with Phisics and then completed M.Litt in Carnatak music and Dance and became a Research Fellow for Ph.D. He also became the Managing Editor of ‘ NATYAM ‘ a magazine for Dance,drama and Music. In total contrast to his expertise in fine arts, he learnt FENCING( Sword Fighting) after he saw it in the Olympic Games.

He was spotted by a Tamil Producer and he made his Debut in the film ” Ashok Kumar “-1941. After a few films in Tamil and Telugu he got the role of SHASHANK in the Magnum Opus film Chandralekha in 1948. The Drum dance and his fencing were the two attractions in the film. The final sword fighting is considered the Longest ever Fencing fight in films till today ! The film was a Hit and Ranjan became typedcast in Action films. Ranjan was a very poor actor, but his Fencing skills were marvellous.

In 1949, came ” NISHAN “, based on the Hollywood film ” The Corsican brothers’-one good and one bad. Tt was a story of twins. The audience liked a scene from the film which showed that there were marks on one brother’s back if the other one was whipped !. The film, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu was a hit everywhere mainly for its fencing scenes. In ‘Mangala’ opposite Bhanumati, he was the villain and the Hero too.

He was invited by New York University for a Fellowship, but Vasan did not leave him, so after Mangala-1950, as soon as the contract was over, Ranjan came to Bombay.

‘Shin shinaki Boobla Boo’-1952 saw him with Rehana but as a Romantic Hero he was worse than Bharat Bhushan or Pradeep Kumar !

He acted in Sindbad the sailor, Baghi, Shahenshah, Kafila, Baghdad, Baap Beti, Nishan Danka and a host of B and C grade films, many of them dubbed or remakes of southern films. He was known for only Fencing. But he never became famous like Stewart Granger in ” Scaramouche” for his fencing. In the 50s he acted in 23 films, in 60s he did 18 films and in 70s his tally was 17 films. A total of 58 films in Hindi.

After Sword fighting became obsolete he shifted to writing. The story of film MUNIMJI-55 was written by him. After few years in south he was seen again in ‘Chor chor’-74 and ‘Chaitali’-76. Ram Balram was his last film.

He married a Muslim girl and she converted to Hinduism taking the name of Laxmi. Ranjan wrote 12 books on Dancing and music.

He shifted to USA to live with his son, but died on 12-9-1983,in New Jersey-USA,due to Heart attack. He was so much forgotten that even the news of his death was not published in India.

Today’s song is from Magala-50. It is a duet of Shamshad with T.A.Moti. I knew about Moti,B.A. but not about Moti T.A.. There was also the singer actor Moti Sagar. I tried very hard to gather information about this singer. I contacted my Tamil and Telugu friends and checked all known south Indian film channels, but to no avail. This is a great problem which I usually encounter in case of Southern and Bangla artistes. Information about these artistes is very difficult to come by. At times Bangla artiste information may be available but inormation about obscure South artistes is conspicuous by its absence.

Actually, the southern film activity, though as old as Hindi Talkie films, is strictly limited to four southern states. It was only the adventurous S S Vasan who ventured into the bastion of Hindi film markets, by promoting his film Chandrlekha. In fact this had encouraged other producers like AVM, Prasad, Vijaya etc to tap the Hindi belt. While making a multilingual film, the south producers always called the Hindi artistes, be it actors, Directors ,composers or singers to come to Madras, but they never went to Bombay. It was only through Dubbed or remade films that south actors, composers or actors were exposed to the Hindi arena. Those days anyone from south was a “Madrasi” and likewise anyone from other than south was a North Indian or a Punjabi ! No one from the North bothered to distinguish between Tamil, Telugu, Kannada or Malayalam-films or people. Everything was “Madrasi “.

The divide between the North and the south went on widening, which finally resulted in the Ánti-Hindi Agitations” of the 60s and 70s in Madras and other southern places. Fortunately, in recent times and with the New Generation, thanks to the coalition politics at the centre and states as well as I.T. centres at Hyderabad and Bangalore, the North-South exchange is much better and each state is identified individually. Thanks also to writers like Chetan Bhagat’s novels. Thanks to Modernization.

Coming back to T.A.Moti, all that I was able to know about him was that he was from Madras. He was a rare person who learnt Hindustani Classical music under experts. His Hindi pronunciation was very clear, without the typical southern style. He flourished in the later part of the 40s. In almost all dubbed and remade films in Hindi, during the 40s to 60s he sang songs in such films. He was also a very popular singer in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages. In South Indian versions of Barsat, Aan, Udan khatola etc etc he sang all the Tamil and Telugu songs. It was a hilarious scene to watch Dilip kumar singing in Tamil !.

From film Chandralekha-48, he started singing in Hindi films too. There may be many,but i heard his songs in Chandralekha, Nishan, Mangala, Dil-46, Intezar ke baad-47, Meri behan-62 Ram and Rahim-68. I read somewhere that in addition to Hindi, Tamil, Telugu,Knnada and Malayalam, T A Moti also sang in Marathi.

The composers of Mangala was a team of D.Parthsarthi, Balkrishna Kalla and E. Shanker. This team also gave music to few other films like Mangala-50, Sansar-51, Mr.Sampat-52, Bahut din Huye-54. Balkrishna Kalla with mohd. Shafi gave music to Krishna Kanhaiya-52. Independently he gave music to only one film-Do Dulhe-54. The southern composers gave music only to dubbed films or remakes.

In the original version of Mangala, which was ‘Mangamma Shapatham’- 43, the Heroine was Vasundhara Devi-mother of Vaijayanti mala. In hindi film mangala, the Heroine was P.Bhanumathi, but the hero was same – Ranjan. There were some Hindi actors like Agha, David and Badriprasad. The composer of today’s song, Balkrishna Kalla also did a small role in this film. When Shamshad begum sang songs for Chandralekha, her songs were recorded in Bombay, but for Mangala, Shamshad went to Madras first time and sang 9 songs out of its 15 songs. In this film the songs and dances of Carmen Miranda were freely copied in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions.

Let us now enjoy this video of the comedy song which is filmed on Agha and Suryaprabha ( I guess). With this song, we end this series here only.


Song-Bhole bhaale sanam matwaale sanam (Mangala)(1950) Singers-T A Moti, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-Balkrishna Kalla


o jee o jee o jee o
o jee o jee o jee o o

haan jee o haan jee o haan jee o
bhole bhaale sanam matwaale sanam
raat jaave hai jaave hai raat jaawe hai

more pyaare balam matwaale balam
neend aave hai aave hai
neend aave hai

jaao jaao ji balam
O balam besharam
teri jaan ki kasam
neend aave hai
tera kaisa ye sitam
zara soch to sanam
o sanam
raat jaave hai

neend aave hai aave hai
neend aave hai
raat jaave hai jaave hai
raat jaave hai

Raani aaj meri gaadi pehuchi
dil ke gaanv tak
pahunchi dil ke gaanv tak

Raaja main bhi teri ho gayi
ab sar se paanv tak
dekho Sar se paanv tak
main takiya tu rajaai
tu ghaas ??
main seena tu angdaai
tu tabla main shehnaai
tumhen jaan gaye ham
karo pyaar zara kam
kaise karoongi hajam
jee ghabraawe hai
more pyaare balam
matwaale balam
neend aave hai aave hai
neend aave hai
bhole bhaale sanam
matwaale sanam
raat jaawe hai jaawe hai
raat jaawe hai

kya baat karta
nimbu bhi rasgulla ban gaya
Ye sher tere
jaadu se ab billa ban gaya

mehmaan mere manmaane
maine dhang tere pehchaane
baalam banke lage sataane
Main aaya pyaas bhujane
Aao gaayen milke ham
huye door saare gham
o sanam
naachen ham
tu sataave hai

neend aave hai aave hai
neend aave hai
raat jaave hai jaave hai raat jaave hai

3 Responses to "Bhole bhaale sanam matwaale sanam"

There were 10 songs by SB, 2 by GD, 1 by Bhanumati, 2 unknown

More Angana Me Balma Aaye
with Shamshad Begum B S Kalla, M D Parthasarathy, S Rajeswara Rao Pandit Indra Nishan (1949)
Banita Mani Ke Matware Nain
solo, Dhaniram Pandit Madhur Meri Behen (1962)
Bhanwra Shor Na Karna
with Noor Jehan Zafar Khursheed Shams Lakhnavi, Raziuddin, Arsh Haidari Dil (1946)
Bichhde Dil Aaj Mile
with Uma Devi S Rajeswara Rao Pandit Indra Chandralekha (1948)
Chali Gadi Dhua Ye Udaati
with Noor Jehan Zafar Khursheed Raziuddin Dil (1946)
Kaun Tum Ho Ye Ajnabiyo
solo, Pamarthi Ashwatham Gopalan, Pamarthi Ram Aur Rahim (1968)
Likhi Naseeb Me Hai
solo, Zafar Khursheed Shams Lakhnavi, Raziuddin, Arsh Haidari Dil (1946)
Pyar Se Kyu Inqaar Kiya Hai
with Zeenat Begum Azeez Khan C Zaman Intezar Ke Baad (1947)
Swami Ji Laga Ke
solo, Dhaniram Pandit Madhur Meri Behen (1962)
Ye Raaz e Zindagi Kya Hai
with Zohrabai Ambalewali, B S Kalla, M D Parthasarathy, S Rajeswara Rao Pandit Indra Nishan (1949)
Iss Duniya Ne Kabhi Na Jaana
solo D C Dutt Vishwamitra Adil Rani (1952)
Ye Kya Ho Gaya Dil Se Dil Mil Ke Chhuta
solo, D C Dutt Vishwamitra Adil Rani (1952)
Chup Chup Kyun Baithe Hai
with Shamshad Begum, T A Moti Mohammed Shafi A Shah Azeez Shikarpuri (1947)
Mai Khatavar Sahi Phir Bhi Tha Diwano Me
solo Mohammed Shafi A Shah Azeez Shikarpuri (1947)
Rajni Hai Taro Bhari
with Lata Mangeshkar S V Venkatraman, T R Ramanathan Vishwamitra Adil Manohar (1954)
Tum Humse Humse Mohabbat Karte Ho
with Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Shafi A Shah Azeez Shikarpuri (1947)

Pandit Indra>>>
The Return Of Toofan Mail (1942)
Chhin Le Azadi (1947)
Moorti (1945)
Tansen (1943)
Rajputani (1946)
Adaab Arz (1943)
Rajputani (1946)
Geet Govind (1947)
Aankh Ki Sharm (1943)
Prabhu Ka ghar (1945)
Gwalan (1946)
Sansaar (1951)
Sharbati Aankhen (1945)
Bharthari (1944)
Chandan (1941)
Gunsundari (1948)
Mr. Sampat (1952)
Narad Muni (1949)
Shobha (1942)
Do Dulhe (1955)
Chand Chakori (1945)
Baghdad (1962)
Sheikh Chilli (1956)
Darshan (1941)
Makkhee Choos (1956)
Shankar Parvati (1944)
Subhadra (1946)
Nanand Bhojai (1949)
Panghat (1943)
Raj Nartaki (1941)
Gwalan (1946)
Durga Pooja (1962)
Shahenshah Babar (1944)
Aalha Udal (1962)
Rajputani (1946)
Bichhade Balam (1948)
Jai Hanuman (1948)

B S Kalla with others>>
Sansaar (1951)
Rangila Rajasthan (1949)
Nishan (1949)
Krishna Kanhaiya (1952)
As independent>>>
Do Dulhe (1955)
Bahut Din Huye (1954)


Nitin ji,

I do not know where from you get your data,but as per HFGK, the break up of songs is-
8 solos by Shamshad Begum
1 duet of SB with T A Mothi
2 solos of P.Bhanumathi
2 solos of Geeta Roy ( she was not yet married) and
2 songs by Unknown/uncredited singers

Secondly,For Bahut din huye-54, there were 2 composers-B S Kalla and E Shankar Sastri.

Please check up the data from your source,before putting your name to it.



1) Bhole Bhale Sanam
Moti, Shamshad Begum
2) Dillagi Hi Dillagi Me Ho Gayi
Shamshad Begum
3) Khet Mere Babul Ka Khet Lehraaye
Shamshad Begum
4) Mai Pyar Karu Unse
Shamshad Begum
5) Mat Bhul Kabhi Nadaan
Shamshad Begum
6) Suno Suno Pyare More Sajana
Shamshad Begum, Bhanumati
7) Arman Bhari Duniya
Shamshad Begum
8) Do Dilo Ki Kaliya
Shamshad Begum
9) O Ji Mai Hu Nangi Talwar
Shamshad Begum
10) Pyare More Chanda
Shamshad Begum
Jhanan Jhanwa More Bichwa
Geeta Roy
Kabutar Aa Ja Re
Geeta Roy
Mamamma Meharbaan Mai Hu
Mili Mujhe Asha Ki Naiyya
Tokari Me Chhokari Hai
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