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Gori ki chatak matak mein mera dil

Posted on: July 5, 2015


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.

What do film stars do when they retire or stop working ?

Actually, the artistes can be divided into two parts. One, those who stop working voluntarily or retire by choice and Two, those who stop getting work and are compelled to retire. Of course the first category has definite plans post retirement, so they do what was planned. However those who stop getting work or are compelled to call it a day have either to fall back on their savings or do something else to survive.

In olden times, among the the first and the second generation of film artistes(whether from acting or music side), the major lot was of those who were not much educated or had no solid family background. For them, survival after retirement was worse than hell. Many of them spent their after-lives in penury, anonymity and neglect. We have read many stories of such film people, so there is no need to repeat them here.

However, later on artistes who actually did not or did not need to come on the road, looked for some alternative vocations to lead a respectable life. For example, Pt. Husnlal, after the pair of Husnlal-Bhagatram stopped getting films, shifted to Delhi and started Tuition classes for Music as a means for survival.

Seetarampant Kulkarni- a Partner cum financier of Prabhat film company was also an actor by hobby. After Prabhat Film company shut down, he returned to Kolhapur and restarted his Goldsmith shop in Sarafa Bazar.

Mukund Rai Trivedi of the ‘Frank-Roy’composer duo, after leaving films, rejoined the family mining business in M.P. and became a millionaire.

Madhusudan Bhat, an actor/singer, who became famous due to his role and songs in film Ram Rajya-1943, left films and started a Kirana shop in his native place-Sangli. Later when the shop failed, he became a Pujari in their ancestral Temple.

Vishnupant Pagnis, who became famous after playing the Title role in the film “Sant Tukaram” of Prabhat films, after film career was over, went back and restarted his Gold shop in Dadar in Bombay, where his customers used to do Pranam to him as Tukaram.

Anil Biswas, when he lost everything to get rid of wife Ashalata and had no films on hand resorted to a Motor Transport business for a while. After losing money in that, he tried running a Canteen in Mehboob studios. When even that failed, he took up an assignment in A.I.R. at Delhi and shifted from Bombay.

Karan Dewan, a one tie successful actor singer of Kismat 43,became a production manager with B R Chopra films when his kismat changed.

Sajjad Husain did Mendolin stage shows in his last days.

The singer of today’s song, G M Durrani ( Ghulam Mustafa Durrani ) opened a provision stores in Mahim, Bombay and ran it for three years after his singing assignments dried up. Finally, when the losses mounted in this business, he sold off the business at a loss.

Born in Peshawar in 1919, G M Durrani was a leading singer, like Surendra. The difference was Surendra sang only in his own films and thus had limitations, but Durrani was a playback singer, without much competition. In the 40s, there were hardly any male Playback singers,because most singers were actors themselves and sang their own songs, like Asit Baran, Karan Dewan, Ashok Kumar, Prem Adeeb, Arun Ahuja, Balwat Singh, C H Atma, Ishwarlala, Kantilal, K L Saigal, Pahadi Sanyal etc etc. There were of course a few Playback singers like Khan Mastana, S D Batish, A R Oza, Balbir etc, but they were no competition to Durrani at all.

Because of this, some singers were jealous of him and there was an attempt to poison him with Mercury Chloride ( sindur) given in a Paan by another well known singer. All relevant stories point out fingers to Hafeez Khan Mastana in this incident as the culprit. Before he could confess, which he wanted to, it seems, Mastana died in absolute poverty and in total neglect near Mahim Dargah. Later on his only son used to be seen begging there for quite some time. One of the RMIM members had met him there.

Durrani came to Bombay in 1935, sang a song in Sohrab Modi’s film ‘Said E Hawas’ and left film world to sing on Radio. He returned to films in 1941 with Naushad’s ‘Darshan’ and then there was no looking back. His reign continued upto 1947 unabated, till singers like Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi and Talat started rising. By 1951, Durrani was almost gone, but survived till his last song in 1971.

In his last days, Durrani had Throat cancer. He was looked after well by his sons and daughters. In his last days, he was interviewed by the famous writer shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji. After I came to know shri Pandya ji, he kindly gifted me a CD containing the last interview ( given just one day prior Durrani’s death). So I have not only Durrani’s real voice, but also a song he sang from his deathbed for this interview ! MMany thanks to shri Pandya ji. G M Durani, in that last interview claimed that he had helped two rising singers-Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar,both financially and professionally in their initial struggling period. He describes his first meetings with them in the interview.

G M Durrani sang many memorable songs like, ‘Haath seene pe jo rakh do to karar aa jaaye’, with Noorjehan in Mirza Sahiban-47, ‘Lara Lappa’ with Lata in Ek thi Ladki-49, ‘Nazar na phero humse’ with Shamshad Begum in Deedar-51, ‘Gaaye chala jaa’, with Lata in Hum Log-51, ‘Humko hanste dekh zamana jalta hai’with Rafi in Humsab chor hain-56. Durani sang about 500 songs. His last came in ‘Lal Pathar’-71.

Today’s song is from the film Bade bhaiya-51. The music is by composer Premnath. This Premnath is NOT the actor Premnath Malhotra of the 50s and later on. The song video shows Agha and Husn Banu. Singers are Durrani and Shamshad Begum. The story of this film was given in an earlier song, so it not repeated here. Lyrics are by Manoharlal Khanna.


Song-Gori ki chatak matak mein mera dil (Bade Bhaiyya)(1951) Singers-G M Durrani, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Manohar Khanna, MD-Premnath

Lyrics

gori ki chatak matak mein
mera dil
mera dil bhatak gaya
gori ki chatak matak mein
mera dil
mera dil bhatak gaya
kisi ki zulfon mein jaake wo atak gaya
wahin per latak gaya
haay haay haay
latak gaya
gori ki chatak matak mein
mera dil
mera dil bhatak gaya

mera dil
mera dil
mera dil unko samajhta hai shaayad rasgulla
mera dil unko samajhta hai shaayad rasgulla
unhen dekha to
ye pehloo se hua ghaayab gullah
haaye ghaayab gullah
unhen dekha to
ye pehloo se hua ghaayab gullah
haaye ghaayab gullah
bada beimaan thha
bada beimaan thha dil
unke saath phatak gaya
wahin per latak gaya
haay haay haay
latak gaya
gori ki chatak matak mein
mera dil
mera dil bhatak gaya

mera dil chheen ke wo
saaf hazam kar gaye
mera dil chheen ke wo
saaf hazam kar gaye
mere armaanon ko
o o o
mere armaanon ko
nazron se bhasam kar gaye ae
bhasam kar gaye
mera ulfat ka taraana
mera ulfat ka taraana
gale mein atak gaya
wahin per latak gaya
haay haay haay
latak gaya
gori ki chatak matak mein
mera dil
mera dil bhatak gaya

?? e husn ke darbaar mein
bada dil phenk bane
?? e husn ke darbaar mein
bada dil phenk bane
muhabbat khel nahin
een een een een
muhabbat khel nahin
honge(?) lohe ke chane
ae ji lohe ke chane
tumhaare pehloo mein
tumhaare pehloo mein dil hai kahaan
jo satak gaya
jo kahin latak gaya
aay haay haay
latak gaya

gori ki chatak matak mein
mera dil
mera dil bhatak gaya
kisi ki zulfon mein
jaa ke wo atak gaya
wahin per latak gaya
haay haay haay
latak gaya
gori ki chatak matak mein
mera dil
mera dil bhatak gaya

2 Responses to "Gori ki chatak matak mein mera dil"

Prem Nath
Sati Vaishalini (1959)
Alakh Niranjan (1950)
Maya Machhindar (1951)
Bade Bhaiya (1951)
Chand Sitare (1948)
Rangbhoomi (1946)
Pehla Pyar (1947)

Manohar Khanna
Alakh Niranjan (1950)
Daku (1955)
Devyani (1952)
Bhishma Pratigya (1950)
Anjan Hai Koyi (1969)
Naya Paisa (1958)
Bade Bhaiya (1951)
Zindagi Ke Mele (1956)
Maya Machhindar (1951)
Sandesh (1952)
Pamposh (1954)
Romeo And Juliet (1947)
Lal Dupatta (1948)
Ghayal (1951)

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Nitin ji,

As usual your filmography is incomplete.
Premnath also gave music to 4 more films.
Dehati-47
Chandrahas-47
Tarzan in Fairyland-68 and
Main hoon Jaadugar-65

-AD

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