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Taal matol karey

Posted on: July 18, 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.

Today’s song is from film Khazanchi-58. It is a very interesting and foot tapping song by Asha Bhonsle-The Inimitable.

For senior readers of this Blog, the name Khazanchi may ring a bell and they may remember the iconic film Khazanchi of the 1941, made by Pancholis in Lahore. That film had changed the HFM for ever and freed it from the rut of Theatrical, classical, boring songs, which actually sounded the same despite being from different films !

The instrument of this change was Ghulam Hyder, composer of this film, who did a sort of revolution in HFM. Originally a Dentist from Sindh Province, Ghulam Hyder chose this unconnected lie of profession. Same was the case of Madan Mohan, composer of Khazanchi-1958, who was an Army man, who came into this most unconnected profession of being a composer for Hindi film music.

The similarity between these two does not end here. Khazanchi 58 was a remake of Khazanchi 41. The story is almost the same with little changes here and there. However the music of this 1958 film is nothing to write home about, compared to the Epoch making Khazanchi-41.

The third point is actress Manorama acted in both versions doing the same role in both films.

When we talk of remakes, we mostly remember prominently Mother India-57 made from film Aurat-1940 and that actor Kanhaiyalal worked in both films. However there are many such cases where films are remade on same stories. Some of them are ….

1. Mala-41 was remade as Amar-54. Naushad was MD both times and Jayant did the same role in both films.

2.Kirti-42 was remade as Sharada-57

3.Panghat -43 was remade as Chitchor-76

4.Grihasthi-48 was remade as Biradari-66

5. Pugree-48 was remade as Dil, Duniya Daulat. P N Arora directed both films. Omprakash did the role enacted by Durga Mota in the 48 movie. Durga Mota was killed in communal violence on Lahore station, during Partition riots. The film was released next year.

6. Aan-52 was remade as Pyar ka naam kurbaan-89

7. Chori chori-56 was remade as Dil hai ki manata nahin-91

8. Do dooni chaar-68 was remade as Angoor-81

9. Sholey was remade as Aandhi Toofan-85

10. Seeta aur Geeta was remade as Chaalbaz-89

11. Deewar-75 remade as Kroadh-90

There must be many more, which used the same story with some changes,but Khazanchi-58 was the only film which used even the same Title !

In the 1958 version of Khazanchi, Rajendra Kumar was the Hero. Though his Mother India-57 was a blockbuster, he did not benefit from it. Rajendra Kumar ( 20-7-1929 to 12-7-99), who became famous as “Jubilee Kumar” later, started with insignificant roles in Patanga-49 and Jogan-50. He got a break in Vachan-55 and it was a Jubilee film. Khajanchi was his 10th film. His next film, his 11th, was Goonj uthi Shehnayee-59 which was another Hit. Next year from film ‘Kanoon’-60 to ‘Aap aaye bahar aayee’-71, he did 31 films, out of which 25 were Jubilee films. From 1972 onwards, Rajesh Khanna flattened every Hero.

Although a Jubilee star, he never got a Film Fare award in his career ( He was not known for good acting, anyway). When He was detected to have Cancer, he refused to take Medicines or Treatment and bravely met his death in 1999. He failed to realise his dream to seeing his son becoming a big star !

Madan Mohan, the Music Director of Khazanchi-58 gave music to 91 films and composed about 684 songs, as per one statistics. Unfortunately,there are always various figures floating around about the number of songs of a Singer or a Composer, since the sense of maintaining records is not imbibed in Indian Psyche. It is ‘sab chalta hai’ attitude everywhere.

Anyway, it is said that Lata was his favourite singer and that his music flourished with her songs. It must be a later phenomenon, because what I found was not commensurate with this belief. In the period 1950 to 1980, Madan Mohan’s first Top year was 1958, wherein he did 8 films in the year. In 57 he did 6 films and in 59 he did 7 films. He had composed 59 songs in the year. Lata had sung just 8 songs ( 7 solos+ 1 duet ) in the entire year. When in 1964 he again topped with 8 films, his total songs were 57, but Lata sang 21 songs for him (15 solos and 6 duets). This was roughly 30% of his songs in the year 1958. This also means that only after Lata’s contribution to his songs increased, Madan Mohan’s music became well known and famous. In his total songs of 684, Lata sang 210 songs-168 solos and 42 duets.

Today’s song is a Rock N Roll type song. The period of 1956 to 1960 was that of Rock N Roll music. Almost every composer tried this Genre in his films, then how can Madan Mohan be left behind ?. Songs like Laal laal gaal-Mr. X, Mera naam chin chin choo- Howrah Bridge and Mr. John,Baaba Khan ya Lala Roshandaan- Baarish etc had become very popular in those years.

The cast of the film was, Balraj Sahni, Shyama, Rajendra Kumar, Manorama, Anwar Hussain, Shammi, Minu Mumtaz, Helen, Chitra etc . The story of the film was….

“Honesty is the greatest of all virtues” was the motto of old Khazanchi (Balraj Sahni), in appreciation of which the Northern India Bank had presented him with a gold watch. He wished to hand it over to his son, Harish( Rajendra Kumar), aspiring to be a lawyer, so as to be a become to guide him along the path of honesty.

Harish and Geeta (Chitra) were the light of Khazanchis eyes, whose pranks and frivolities brought warmth and sunshine to his lonely life. Geeta was innocent of life’s storms, while Harish fell a victim to its upheavals. Accidentally the two brought together were Harish and Usha(Shyama)-the romantic victims of Cupid’s arrow. This union was resented by Loku (Anwar Hussain), the nephew of Usha’s stepmother, lchchapuran Devi ( Shammi). He wanted to share Usha in his nest with a greedy eye on the wealth of Usha’s father, R.B.Devichand ( Badri prasad) but the searching eyes of the father had his mind fixed on Harish as his would be son-in-law.

But destiny stepped in as if for Lokus benefit. Official business took Khanzanchi to Bombay with the Banks Cash of Rs. 95,000/-. Loku pulled the strings and poor Khazanchi was not only deprived of the Cash but accused of two gruesome murders. Khazanchi dreading the humiliations hid himself from the world. The news flashed and in its wake brought stigma to the fair name of Khazanchis family.

Loku grasping the opportunity played his trump and succeeded in winning his engagement to Usha. On the other hand breakage of Geeta’s engagement cast a gloom over her and Harish’s lives. Time rolled on. The fugitive, Khazanchi, forlorn and forgotten wandered from place to place until one day the affection of his children dragged him to his own doors. Harish taking him to be a beggar gave him alms and asked for a prayer to ease his sisters sufferings. Khazanchis heart trembled with compassion and had hardly held unconsciously Geeta to his heart when Harish returning took him to be a thief and kicked him out threatening jail if found again in the locality. Khaazanchi’s heart bled at the cruel fate. He resolved to go to the Bank, reveal his identity and prove his innocence when fate offered him a ray of hope. He spotted Mathur an accomplice of Loku, carrying the same bag that once contained Rs. 95,000/-. Khazanchi followed Mathur into Loku’s bungalow where he was implicated in a third murder.

The irony of the fate saw the ruthless legal fury of his own lawyer son, pitted against the father labelled a thief and a murderer. The son mustering all his wits to send his father to gallows….

However friends of Harish and Usha cought hold of Mathur and learnt that all the murders were done by Loku only. They approach the Police and Loku is trapped and caught red handed. he goes to jail and Harish marries Usha with the Khazanchi resuming in his service again. All is well that ends well.

Let us now tap our feet to this song’s beat. In the film, this song was shot on Minu Mumtaz and Anwar Hussain….

Audio

Song-Taal matol kare o rahe parey parey(Khazaanchi)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

Taal matol kare
o rahe pare pare
naye zamaane ka parwaana
jalne se dare ae
Taal matol kare
o rahe pare pare
naye zamaane ka parwaana
jalne se dare ae
Taal matol kare
o rahe pare pare
hey hey hey

paas shama ke ik parwaane ne ye bheji arzi
ye dil hai deewaana tera
bol teri kya marzi
paas shama ke ik parwaane ne ye bheji arzi
ye dil hai deewaana tera
bol teri kya marzi
arre mila ye jawaab
arre suno ji janaab
arre mila ye jawaab
suno ji janaab
ham yahaan
tum wahaan
phir pyaar kahaan ka arre
Taal matol kare
o rahe pare pare
naye zamaane ka parwaana
jalne se dare ae
Taal matol kare
o rahe pare pare
hey hey hey

soch ke yoon parwaana bola
kaam jalaana tera
paas main tere kaise aaun
suit naya hai mera
soch ke yoon parwaana bola
kaam jalaana tera
paas main tere kaise aaun
suit naya hai mera
ye nayi nayi tie
arre aaj hi to laayi
ye nayi nayi tie
aaj hi to laayi
shukriya
shukriya
arre kaun muft mein mare
Taal matol kare
o rahe pare pare
naye zamaane ka parwaana
jalne se dare ae
Taal matol kare
o rahe pare pare
hey hey hey

2 Responses to "Taal matol karey"

Been searching this song for years……..heartfelt thanks, BTW the first line is Taalam tol karey and not Taal matol karey…….

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Taalam tol karna means to delay something one is reluctant to do, as all will not doubt know. Do please correct the wording………. Good to see that Madan Mohan recognised that this song would be better sung by Asha…………

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