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Ham kisi se na kahenge

Posted on: August 8, 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.

The song under discussion today is from Yahudi ki Ladki-57. It is a duet sung by Shamshad Begam and Geeta Dutt. Hemant Kumar was the music director. This is one of the very few films in Hindi Film History, which had a similar story plot in four films at different times.

There are dozens of films on similar themes. One must remember that Theme and story plot are two different things. For example,on the theme of rebirth, there have been several films like Mahal, Madhumati, Karz etc etc. Then there were movies on the same story plot, viz. Mehboob’s Aurat-40 and Mother India-57 or all the movies titled “Devdas” in 1935,1955 and 2002. On the theme of “2 crooks helping a damsel”, films like Ek thi ladki-49,Hum sab chor hai-56, Ek thi Reeta-71 and many more films made by Shorey. Khazanchi – 41 and Khazanchi-58 were made on the same plot. So on and so forth.

There were many films with same plot, but the series of movies with the word Yahudi in them takes the cake. There were four such films with ditto plots and same characters.( Devdas comes second with 3 films.) The first film was Yahudi ki Ladki-1933, starring Saigal and Rattanbai. Then came Yahudi ki Beti-56 starring Tabassum as Heroine for the first time. Next was Yahudi ki ladki-57 with Madhubala and Pradeep kumar and the last one was Bimal Roy’s Yahudi-58 with Dilip kumar and Meena Kumari. The first and the last film had well known stars and wonderful music, making them memorable films.

When Talkie films started, films made in Bombay had two major influences. One influence was films made from Calcutta ( in my opinion,every Hindi film coming from Calcutta was like watching a Bangla film with Hindi dialogues,using Bookish Hindi language) and the second influence was that of the Parsee Theatre stories. Parsee Theatre was very active from 1850 to 1930s. With their costumes, sets,stories and dialogues they influenced theatres of all languages of India. Plays were in Gujarati,Hindi,Urdu and English, but its impact was widespread. The Parsee Theatre dramas spread from Bombay to Karachi, Lahore, Dacca, Lucknow, Aligadh, Meerut, Delhi, Calcutta, Jodhpur and Hyderabad. The active theatres lasted till the 40s, but then most of big drama companies started film companies like Imperial, Minerva,Wadia and Madan from Calcutta. They borrowed stories from Parsee Shahnama, Arabian Nights, Mahabharat, Shakespeare etc. They employed paid drama writers.

One such writer was Agha hashr Kashmiri whose dramas became famous and many of them were made into films. Yahudi ki Ladki-33 was a costume epic from New Thatres and was the most faithful adaptation of Agha kashmiri’s classic written in 1915. It was translated in Bangla as “Misrakumari” (Egyptian damsel) by Baradprasanna Dasgupta. The story depicts the rivalry between the Roman Priest Brutus and the Jew merchant Ezra. That film had 19 songs and it was an elaborate production.

This 1957 film was very pale in comparison with the 1933 movie. Produced and directed by S D Narang, the cast was Madhubala, Pradeep Kumar,Jagirdar, Heeralal, Suder, Narang, Krishnakant etc. The film had a pair of Egyptian dancers Lyas and Lyan. The composer was Hemant Kumar.

Here is a story which is stunning and unbelievable ! A young man was born on 18-6-1918, at Lyallpur,Punjab. He studied hard and got high education. First he did B.Sc., then completed M.B.B.S. and became a Medical Doctor. Later he submitted a Thesis and got his Ph.D. All this from Lahore medical College. He also wrote some research papers and two books. With this sparkling education, he could have had a luxurious living, but he chose to join the uncertain Film World. True to his wont, he succeeded here too and became a Hero, producer, Director,Studio owner, a Lyricist and a writer.

yes,in the early era of the late 30s, when educated people were a rarity in the film industry, this highly qualified young man ventured into films. His name was SATYA DEV NARANG or simply, S.D.Narang.(18-6-1918 to 25-1-1986 ). Here are some highlights of his life, adapted from the site sdnarangsfan.com…

1. During his life, from 1918 to 1986, he had served the Indian Film Industry, at three Capitals of this industry, Lahore (1936 to 1946), Kolkatta(l947 to 1951) and Mumbai (1952 to 1980), as hero, producer, director, writer and Studio owner.

2. He had the distinction of being the highest educated man in the film industry. He was B.Sc., M.B.B.S and Ph. D from Lahore Medical College.

3. He had the credit of being the debut making leading man of ‘ Khazanchi’ which was The First Indian Film to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

4. He was the youngest leading man in Lahore, who played the lead in Khazanchi, Ravi Paar, Zamindar, Patwari, Gawandhi,T hekedar, Sahara,Yeh Hai Zindagi (his first venture as producer-director) and Kamini.

5. In Kolkotta he produced ‘Chittagong Armoury Raid’, which was India’s ‘First Revolutionary Film’. He also produced Nai Bhabhi, Ek Raat, Aprajitha, and Chiner Putul and also played the leading roles in these films. Apart from his own movies, he played the lead in Iran Ki Ek Raat and Kajari,which were produced by outside producers.

6. After partition, he had to leave Lahore, like a Refugee, leaving all his assets and immovable property behind him. With his hardwork and experience once again he was able to established himself as the hero, producer, director, writer and Studio owner. But the studio proved disaster in disguise for him. Being a soft hearted person, he was giving credit to the producers, who used to shoot their films in his studio. They duped him and he had to suffer heavy losses. With this biter experience he left the city of betterment and entered the City of Dreams and the capital of Entertainment, Mumbai, in 1952.

7. Being a passionate movie maker, Dr. S. D. Narang was able to get himself settled in Mumbai, with in a very short span of time. He had already dedicated himself for the service of silver screen. Once again her arose alive from his own ashes, like a Phoenix.

8. He made his presence felt in a big way in the big City of Mumbai.

He produced and directed many films with big stars. In Tanhai and Darban he played the leading role himself. Some of the important films produced by him in Mumbai include, Arab Ka Saudagar, Yahudi Ki Ladki, Dilli Ka Thug, Sagai, Babul Ki Kaliyan, Do Thug, Ram Kasam, College Girl, Do Ustad, Kismatwala and Nishanebaaz. He had also produced Shehnai, which was India’s First Air-Force Film.

9. He was also the producer of Bombay Ka Chor, which was India’s First ‘Holiday-on-Ice’ movie.

10. He has also the credit of producing India’s First Under-water-movie, ‘Anmol Moti’ Jeetendra and Rekha starrer.

11. The movie maker with Mida’s touch, Dr. S. D. Narang, had spent his 50 golden years of his cinematic profession, in the service of Silver Screen.(1936-86)

12, Before venturing into film industry as the leading man, S. D. Narang, had an aptitude for research and while studying in Lahore Medical College, he did research on ‘Binocular Theory Of Vision’, which was published in his college Magazine. He bagged the Ph. D and became the Doctor of Philosophy, though he already a Doctor of medicines.

13, Apart from being the author of a novel ‘Hippy Aur Yogi’ and ‘Human Psychology’, he had written a most praiseworthy book, ‘An Introduction To The Theory Of ‘Bio-Economics. It was actually a new approach to diagnosis and cure of Inflation and poverty. It applied this theory on present Global financial crisis, it can change face of fiscal fate of the World.

14. In 1960 he got married to actress of his time Smriti Biswas,with whom he had played the lead in many films. After her marriage she stopped to sign new films, and decided to play the roles of faithful wife and caring mother. Still she prefers to prepare food for his beloved sons Rajiv Narang and Satyajeet Narang.

The film Yahudi ki ladki-57 had 8 songs, all written by S H Bihari. The story of the film was-

The story of Yahoodi Ki Ladki is based on the conflict of believer and non-believer, and the virtual triumph of virtues over vices. Some thousand years back, the lusty king Pharaoh become so power mad that he declared himself as God of earth. Those who believed his fanatastic claim, prospered and those who did not, were tortured and suffered most inhumanly. The main opposition against his Godship came from Beni Isralilties, the disciples of prophet Moses. Bani-al-Sabba, the pious jew, was the leader of this non-violent crusaders. The tyrant Pharaoh ruthlessly murders Sabbas brohter and only son Shadab and thus creates a reign of terror. Rashad, the faithful servant of Sabba kidnaps Roohi the eldest daughter of Pharaoh as revenge but the kind hearted Sabba intervenes and saves the life of this innocent child. . Years Pass by. Roohi grew up as Sabbas loving daughter Farida. She helps Sabba in the Blacksmith shop by doing all sorts of manly job. On the other hand Zakir, the ambitious brother and Justice of peace of Pharaoh shrewdly plans to become the ruler of Egypt. While his son Sajjad becomes the daring Commander-in-chief.

Sajjad conquers the most invincible kingdom of Syria and brings the seductive queen Zarina as a captive. Pleased with this conquest Pharaoh decides to give his second daughter Rahilla in marriage to Sajjad. Zakir conspires with Zarina and induces her to seduce Pharaoh so that she can get her Syria back. Zarina believes Zakir in the begining and agrees to do away with Pharaoh but at the nick of the time she understands the double crossing policy of Zakir.
Once while coming back from a victorious compaign Sajjad happens to meet Farida and loses his heart to her at the very first sight. To gain the love of Farida Sajjad manages to get an employment in Sabbas shop under the disguise of a jew by the false name of Dawood. On the other side Quaroon the only son of Pharaoh falls in the love with palace sweepress by the name of Zubeida.

Pharaoh learns this and captures Farida and sentences her to death,when Sabba appears and declared that she is the kings first daughter. The king is in dialemma. There is a fight and Zakir defeats Pharaoh. He marries Sajjad to Farida and all is well.

The duet by Geeta and Shamshad has a melodious tune,however none of the songs of this film became hits or very popular.


Song-Hum kisi se na kahenge (Yahudi Ki Ladki)(1957) Singers- Shamshad Begam, Geeta Dutt, Lyricist- S H Bihari, MD- Hemant Kumar
Both

Lyrics

hum kisi se na kahenge
chup chup se rahenge
hum kisi se na kahenge
chup chup se rahenge
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai

neechi neechi ye nigaahen
teri thhandi thhandi aahen
chori chori tumhaari mulaakaat kya hai
chori chori tumhaari mulaakaat kya hai
hum kisi se na kahenge
chup chup se rahenge
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai

abhi abhi to inhen
saath liye baithhe thhe

aa aa aa aa
haath mein haath koi baaten(?) liye baithhe thhe
dekha hamen to chehre ki rangat badal gayi
dekha hamen to chehre ki rangat badal gayi

armaan ke galey pe chhuri jaise chal gayi
armaan ke galey pe churi jaise chal gayi
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
tum kaahe ghabraaye

ye samajh mein na aaye
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai
hum kisi se na kahenge
chup chup se rahenge
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai

ye husn aur ye andaaz
haaye ae
kya kehna
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
ghazab hai aapka
is bholepan se chup rehna

is saadgi pe aap ke kurbaan jaayiye
is saadgi pe aap ke kurbaan jaayiye
roothhe hain kis khata pe
zara maan jaayiye
roothhe hain kis khata pe
zara maan jaayiye
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

kya hai raaz wo haaye
jo ho dil mein chhupaaye
zara hamko bataa do
ke baat kya hai
zara hamko bataa do
ke baat kya hai
hum kisi se na kahenge
chup chup se rahenge
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai
zara hamko bataa do
ye baat kya hai

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
kahaan chale ho
inhen bhi to saath le jaao
khata hamaari hai
inko magar na tarsaao

lo hum tumhaari raah mein aate nahin abhi
lo hum tumhaari raah mein aate nahin abhi
lekin hamen bhi yaad to karna kabhi kabhi
lekin hamen bhi yaad to karna kabhi kabhi
aa aa aaa
aa aa aa

aeji jaate ho to jaao
hamen gale se laagao
hamen itna bataa do
ke baat kya hai
hamen itna bataa do
ke baat kya hai
hum kisi se na kahenge
chup chup se rahenge
zara hamko bataa do
ke baat kya hai
zara hamko bataa do
ke baat kya hai

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