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Meri har khushi tere saath rahe

Posted on: October 22, 2015


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“Maalkin” (1953) was a Gopi Productions movie. It was produced by Ram Kamlani and directed by O P Dutta. The movie had Sajjan, Nutan, Purnima, Pran, Durga Khote, Gope, Raj Mehra, Yakub etc in it.

Here is the story of this movie as provided by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia:

Film Maalkin was produced by Gope productions and the producer was Ram Kamlani, director was O.P.Dutta and the Music Director was Roshan. There were eight songs in the film -4 duets of Kishore, 3 lata Solos and 1 Talat solo.

The cast of Maalkin was Nutan, Sajjan, Pran, Raj Mehra, Gope, Yaqub, Poornima and Durga Khote.

The story of Maalkin was, surprisingly, about the redevelopment of an old building. The city of Bombay, 60 years ago also was facing acute shortage of space and many old and dilapidated buildings of British era were demolished and rebuilt into multistoreyed Towers. The cost of accomodation was, even in those days extremely high by the standards of those days.

This is the story of a Chawl , its owner and her relations with her tenents. The 3 storeyed “Ghareeb Niwas” is owned by Durga Khote. She is known only as Maalkin. No one knows her name. The chawl is occupied by lower middle class workers. Each small room accommodated a family or a group of 4-5 persons. They shared common space,common gallery and common Toilets-one on each floor. Despite all this people are living there happily. There is bonhomie among the residents. People share joys and sorrows of each other. The maalkin treats all tenants like her family. They live like a big family. Maalkin lives there with her only daughter Manju (Nutan).

Maalkin treats tenants like her children but Manju is a child of new generation. She had different thinking. She always dreams of big bungalows, jewellery, Money, cars, fine clothes and other luxuries of life. One day a travelling salesman of a shoe company-Sharad (Sajjan) arrives. He likes the place so much that he stays there only. He and manju fall in love. Sharad also thinks like Maalkin and is happy living in this chawl with other workers and sharing things with them. Manju,however differs in thinking and several times discusses her dreams with Sharad. She wanted a luxurious life.

One day the Maalkin proceeds to Kashi Yatra, but before departing, she transfers the Chawl on Manju’s name. Once she is gone, knowing Manju’s dreams, Sharad suggests to her that she should sell the chawl to a builder, who will pull down this structure and build a new multistoreyed tower. This way, Manju not only will get lakhs of rupees, but also will be able to live in a big spacious modern flat with all latest amenities,thus fulfilling her wishes.

Soon this news spreads to all the tenants and all are worried about their future. Those who had spent their life here did not know where to go now. They think they would be on the road. There is gloom all over. Manju is quite excited with Sharad’s proposal and she decides in its favour. The fact, however,is that Sharad is that Builder’s son and is staying here just to achieve his goal.

Luckily, the old Maalkin returns in time. When she learns about all this she is very sad. She gives a sermon to Manju and gives her a choice between the demolition of the Chawl or her mother. In addition she joins the tenants in protesting and fasting. Manju’s eyes open up and she realises that Love is more important than all Luxuries put together. Sharad is also repentant and all is well in the end.

Seven songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. That left just one song from this movies to be covered. But that one song was a rare song that was not available on YT. After some futile search for this song online, I managed to discover this song in my own hard disk.

Here is this eighth and final song from “Maalkin”(1953). This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan. The lyrics of this song are unlikely to meet the approval of feminists. 🙂

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Maalkin”(1953) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Meri har khushi tere saath hai (Maalkin)(1953) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

Meri har khushi tere saath hai
mere devta
mere devta
meri zindagi tere haath hai
mere devta
mere devta

meri har khushi tere saath hai
mere devta
mere devta

mera dharm karm vachan tere
mera swarg hai ye charan tere
mera dharm karm vachan tere
mera swarg hai ye charan tere
tu jo din kahe to main din kahoon
tu jo din kahe to main din kahoon
tu jo raat kahe to raat hai
meri zindagi tere haath hai
mere devta
mere devta

meri har khushi tere saath hai
mere devta
mere devta

mera sheesh ho tere paaon mein
main jiyun maroon teri chhaaon mein aen
mera sheesh ho tere paaon mein
main jiyun maroon teri chhaaon mein
tere haathon jale jo meri chita
tere haathon jale jo meri chita
to kahoon meri baaraat hai
meri zindagi tere haath hai
mere devta
mere devta

7 Responses to "Meri har khushi tere saath rahe"

Can we get one more song from Maalkin ? The Song is…”Koyi Khush Naseeb Hoga…” Mukesh & Kishore Kumar.

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This song has already been discussed.

http://wp.me/phTr2-lXR

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Atulbhai,
All the three beautiful solos (Audio of course) by Lata from 1953 ‘Malkin (#s 651 to 653) are there in the pen-drive (Memento from Mumbaiwalas) that Sudhirbhai had sent to you after our Mumbai Atulite meet. The 1300 odd songs of Lata from her first in 1946 and up to 1958 (12 year period) are numbered according to Viswas Nerurkar’s wonderful book ‘Gandhaar’.
My request to all the recipient of that gift from Mumbaiwalas is to find some time daily and listen to them in small steps of ten songs a day. The songs of Lata in her initial period are the treat to the ears.

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Thanks for pointing it out. Now I know where to search for rare Lata songs.

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You are more than welcome.

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Uff meri badnaseebi, Haay!
How I wish I could have been among those who attended that Mumbai Atulite meet.
Avadh Lal

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Congratulations Atul ji on covering all songs of ‘Maalkin – 1953’ and its joining to the ‘list of movies – all songs covered’ 🙂

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