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Kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri

Posted on: October 26, 2015


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HFM Songs Statistics by Year – 1
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Years 1931 and 1932
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We are adding songs belonging to various years in the blog regularly for the last seven years. Though we have covered lots of ground, we have not yet taken a look back at the ground covered so far. It is high time we take a holistic look at the number of HFM songs of various years available in the blog and also the number of HFM songs created during that year as well as the number of songs likely to be available. That will give us an idea about where we stand in the blog when it comes to covering the songs of that year. It will also give us an idea of what is required to be done in the future.

So I propose to begin a series of articles where I will discuss statistics pertaining to songs of a particular year. I will call this series “Yearwise statistics of HFM songs”.

Seeing that talkies began in India in 1931, it follows that the series must begin from the year 1931 and we should proceed year by year till we arrive at the year 1980. So this series will cover 50 years of HFM. HFGK would be our source to find out the number of HFM songs created in various years.

My plan is to discuss statistics of a particular year and then discuss a song belonging to that year. While we have songs available for discussion for all the years under consideration, the first year viz 1931 is an exception. The only HFM song available from 1931 has already been discussed and we no longer have any more songs of 1931 to discuss in the blog. So this first part of the series will combine year 1931 with year 1932 and we will discuss a song of 1932 with this writeup.

1931 was the year when movies in India began to talk. It was then that Indian movies began to get differentiated on the basis of the language spoken in them. Majority of movies made in India were in Hindustani language (which included words of Hindi/Urdu and which was understood by a sizeable population of India) also commonly described as Hindi movies. It is these movies that are the subject matter of this blog and which are covered in HFGK.

The first talkie film which happened to be in Hindi was “Alam Ara”(1931). It was made in Bombay and it was released on 14 march 1931. The second talkie film was released a few weeks later by Calcutta based Madan Theatres in April and it was “Jamaai Sashthi” in Bangla. Madan Theatres also released the second Hindi talkie, namely “Shirin Farhaad” on 31 may 1931. Overall, a total of 24 Hindi movies were released in 1931. 17 of these movies were produced by various production companies in Bombay whereas seven of them were produced by a single company in Calcutta(Madan Theatres).

HFGK part I (which covers Hindi movies from 1931 to 1940) contains details of all the songs (whose details could be obtained from available sources). From the list, it is seen that details of 249 songs are available. Details of some or even all songs of some movies are not known. Those were the days when records of songs were not issued and the only way one could listen to the songs was by visiting the movie hall showing these movies. All these movies have been lost with passage of time, so it is unlikely that we will ever be able to listen to these songs again.

“Alam Ara”(1931) became the first Indian as well as the first Hindi talkie. One print of this movie was available in the archives of Pune Film Institute till 2003. A fire took place there in 2003 and this print was lost for ever. Even otherwise it was unlikely that Pune Film Institute , a government institute, would have allowed music lovers to listen to/ watch the songs of this movie. The fact that they did not take any backup of this movie in any other media gives us some idea about their (lack of) interest in preserving such historical documents.

Out of 249 plus songs of Hindi movies created in 1931, only one song is available and that song was made available to HFM lovers on 20 july 2014 by Sudhir Ji when that song became the 10000th song of this blog. It is unlikely that any other song of a 1931 Hindi movie will become available in future. So one can say that the only available song from 1931 has already been covered in the blog. Remaining 248 + songs created in 1931 have been lost for ever.

Coming to 1932, about 60 Hindi movies were released that year and they contained over 823 songs in them. Like 1931, movies of 1932 are also not available. Records of some songs in some movies had begun to be produced. Four songs of “Maadhuri”(1932) were released in two records. Later, some songs of “Aankh Ka Taara” and “Maaya Machhindra” were also issued on records. Five of these songs have been discussed in the blog. Two more songs from these movies (one each from “Madhuri” and “Aankh Ka Taara”) are available. It means that only seven songs (out of over 823 songs) of 1932 are available.
PS-Later on, Sudhir Ji informed me that one song each of ‘Meerabai’ and ‘Ayodhya Ka Raja’ are also available. So a total of nine songs from 1932 are available.

In other words, music of 23 movies of 1931 (with over 240 songs in them) and 54 movies of 1932 (with over 800 songs in them) have been lost and they are unlikely to find representation in the blog. So that is a loss of some 80 movies and over 1000 songs straightaway that we will never get to hear. In any case, the only people who may have listened to these songs were those people who had watched these movies during the early years of 1930s. Others never got to listen to these songs because their records were not made. Moreover, even radio, which was to become a popular and affodable source of Hindi movie music in the years to come was by and large non existent during those days.

It is not just songs from 1931 and 1932 that have vanished with time, even the details of the artists who created these songs have been lost with time. For instance, names of music directors for only 8 out of 24 movies of 1931 are known. Names of music directors for only 34 out of 60 odd movies of 1932 are known. In other words, we have no information about the music directors for 52 movies out of 84 odd movies that were released in 1931 and 1932.

Fortunately, things get somewhat better in the subsequent years as we will see in the next instalments of this series, where we will discuss statistics for songs of the years to follow.

It was popularly believed (till our 10000th post came about) that “Maadhuri”(1932) was the first movie where records of songs were made. This movie had sixteen songs, but records were made only for four songs. Three of these songs have already been discussed in the past. Here is the fourth and final song from the movie whose record was made.

This song is a classical song in raag Tilang (experts are requested to confirm/ refute/ add their views). It is sung by Vinayakrao Patwardhan. Lyricist is not known. Music is composed by Pransukhlal Nayak.

I request our knowledgeable readers to tell us about any other HFM songs of the years under discussion that may be available that I have failed to discuss.

Deciphering the lyrics of this song was a challenge and there may have been inaccuracies in the lyrics that I have noted down. I request our readers with keener ears to fill in the gaps/ suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.


Song-Kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri (Maadhuri)(1932) Singer-Vinayak rao Patvardhan, MD-Pransukhlal Nayak

Lyrics

aaa
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
eee eee eee
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
hiya chalat naahin
jab na maane
batiyaan mori
marm jaane kaise
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
maadhuri
maadhuri

ma..adhuri..eee..eee
kaise dekhoon
kaise..ae dekhoon
kaise ma..aadhuri..ee
ma..aa..aa..aadhuri
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
maadhuri
maadhuri
maadhuri eee eee
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
hiya chalat naahin
(faraj baane) (??)
jab na maane
marm jaane kaise
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
eee..eee..eee

dekhe naahin
boley naa..aahin
dekhe naahi..eeen
bo..ley.. naahi..eeen
dekhe na..aahin
bo..ley.. naahin
bo..o..oley naahin
bo..ley.. naahin
bo..o..oley naahin
dekhe naahin
boley naahin
nain kataari chalaawe
nain kataari chalaawe
chapal chamak jaise
chapal chamak jaise
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
maadhuri
maadhuri
eee..eee..eee
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
maa..aa..aa..adhuri
maadhuri
maaa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
aaa aaa
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
ma aa aa aa dhuri
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
maadhuri
maadhuri
maadhuri
maadhuri
maadhuri ee ee ee ee
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
maa..aa..aa..aadhuri
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri
hiya chalat naahin
jab na maane
batiyaan mori
marm jaane kaise
kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri…

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ॰॰॰
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
ई॰॰॰ई॰॰॰ई
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
हिया चलत नाहीं
जब ना माने
बतियाँ मोरी
मर्म जाने कैसे
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
माधुरी
माधुरी

मा॰॰आधुरी॰॰ई॰॰ई
कैसे देखूँ
कैसे॰॰ए देखूँ
कैसे मा॰॰धुरी॰॰ई
मा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आधुरी
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
माधुरी
माधुरी
माधुरी॰॰ई॰॰ई
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
हिया चलत नाहीं
(फरज बाने) (??)
जब ना माने
मर्म जाने कैसे
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
ई॰॰ई॰॰ई

देखे नाहीं
बोले ना॰॰आ॰॰हीं
देखे नाहीं॰॰ईं
बो॰॰ले॰॰ नाहीं॰॰ईं
देखे ना॰॰हीं
बो॰॰ले॰॰ नाहीं
बो॰॰ओ॰॰ले नाहीं
देखे नाहीं
बोले नाहीं
नैन कटारी चलावे
नैन कटारी चलावे
चपल चमक जैसे
चपल चमक जैसे
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
माधुरी
माधुरी
ईss॰॰ईss॰॰ईss
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
मा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰धुरी
माधुरी
माँ॰॰आss॰॰आss
आss आss आss आss
आss आss आss आss
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
आss॰॰आss
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
मा आ आ आ धुरी
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
माधुरी
माधुरी
माधुरी
माधुरी
माधुरी ईss॰॰ईss॰॰ईss॰॰ईss॰॰
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
मा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰धुरी
आ आ आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी
हिया चलत नाहीं
जब ना माने
बतियाँ मोरी
मर्म जाने कैसे
कैसे देखूँ कैसे माधुरी॰॰॰

7 Responses to "Kaise dekhoon kaise maadhuri"

Atul ji,
This is an excellent initiative. The very first article gives me an impression that this series of articles is going to be interesting reads. I would be eagerly waiting for articles under this series.

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Yes, this series is going to be interesting and informative and it will give us a holistic view of where we stand vis a vis all HFM songs that were ever created.

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@ Atul ji – this is simply great !!
Heartiest Congratulations and best wishes on this new series 🙂

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Laudable work, very much 🙂

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Carry on the good work. Sort the wheat from the chaff(unrecorded songs)

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Capital idea! You are great, Sudhir ji.
Avadh Lal

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Atul ji, Sudhir ji,

Many Thanks for the rarity and the usefulness of this exercise.
One more and very rare of the many “only place on internet” sort of things that we find on this blog.

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