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Kabhi aaj kabhi kal ka bahaana ho gayaa

Posted on: March 16, 2016


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.

I am going to present to you today, a song from the film Taksaal-1956, sung by Uma Devi and S.D.Batish. The composer is Roshan.

This is a special song. This is one of those songs which is quite an unexpected song from Roshan. In fact, if you are not told about the Composer’s name, you will surely take the name of either C.Ramchandra or S.D.Burman’s name as the song’s composer. It is difficult to imagine that Roshan could compose this type of song at all ! At least for me !!

This song is unusual not only for Roshan as a composer, but also for S D Batish as a singer. One feels that with the kind of Anokhe Bol and the yodelling in the song, Batish was trying to imitate Kishore kumar of the 50s. Batish too was never known to me for singing such songs. I had typedcast him as a singer of Bhajans, duets or songs based on Raagaas.

This kind of song came up because of the wave of Rock and Roll in Hindi films in 1950s that followed in the wake of Jazz and Ramba Samba songs of C.Ramchandra style. Practically every composer-including C Ramchandra himself- tried this genre. One could understand Asha and Geeta singing such songs. Their songs from Howrah Bridge and Baarish made this genre of songs more popular. But even old timer singer like Uma Devi is seen to jump into the fray, with this song !

This was also the period of intense influence of Nehru’s socialism. In the first 10-15 years after Independence, most Indian people were besotted with Nehru and his doctrine of Socialistic society. Film industry was not far behind in following Nehru. In fact staunch supporters of Socialism and Nehru, like K A Abbas, Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor, B R Chopra and V.Shantaram etc handled themes in their films, espousing social reforms and socialist doctrine of Equality, abolition of old harmful traditions and communalism as well as lauding the villages and farmers. For the common man, the understanding of Socialism was Equality. Everything that was rich was bad and everything poor was Moralistic and legitimate. A man earning wealth-even honestly- was looked down upon by these people.

Taksaal-56 was one such movie wherein a message that “Money does not bring happiness and money is only a means and not the End” was emphasised. The film was made under the banner of Hemen Gupta productions and it was directed by Hemen Gupta himself.

Director Hemen Gupta’s name will be remembered for a long time in Hindi film history for two films that he directed. One was the early era patriotic film “Anandmath”-52, based on the novel of Bankim babu, in which Hemen Gupta himself, Pradeep Kumar and Hemant Kumar made their debuts in Hindi films. The second film was Kabuliwala – 61, which won acclaim and a National Award too. This was a film based on Ravindranath Tagore’s novel of the same name.

I was looking for information on Hemen Gupta, but found it very difficult. As I have already said recently that getting information about southern and Bengali artistes in English is a difficult task. Lady luck smiled upon me just when I was drawing a blank from all sources. Unexpectedly, one of my friends from US, sent me a PDF of Hemen Gupta’s Biography and the Filmography, prepared by his own son Jayant Gupta. What a coincidence ! Just as I selected a duet of Uma Devi and S.D.Batish from the film Taaksaal-56, I most unexpectedly received this valuable authentic information on its director Hemen Gupta !!

Although the original PDF contains many pages, I have abridged and edited this Biography to suit this article. My sincere thanks to Shri Jayant Guptaji and Shri Salim Shah ji for this.

Hemen Gupta was born on 21-3-1912, in a middle class family in Rajasthan. His Grandfather shri Nabakumar Gupta was a big Zamindar in Dacca. Hemen’s early school and college education was done in Dacca. He joined active political career in 1926 as a Congress worker and a freedom fighter. He was arrested in 1931 and was in jail till 1938. In the jail, he studied and completed his Master’s degree in History with Honours. He also read many books on film making and was interested in it. When he was released he joined New Theatres. He wanted to make Patriotic films but till 1946 he could not do so. He made film Bhuli Nai in Bangla-a fiercely patriotic film which was rejected by the censors. After many obstacles it got released. He also made another patriotic film in Bangle ’42’. Both films gave him name and fame.

Shashadhar Mukherjee of Filmistan in Bombay called him with an attractive offer and Hemen came to Bombay. He wrote the screen play and directed the film “Anandmath”-52. He took Pradeep Kumar as a Hero and Hemanta Kumar as MD- his old colleagues in Calcutta. For all the three it was a debut in Hindi films. In 1953 he started his own banner “Film trust of India”and made “Ferry”-54, a love story with Dev Anand and Geeta Bali. Again Hemanta kumar was the MD. Hemant kumar’s young son Ritesh played a small role in this film (Later Ritesh married the famous actress Maushami Chatterjee). Ratna Gupta,Hemen’s wife sang songs in this film. His last film under Hemen Gupta Productions was Taaksaal-56. Meanwhile he directed Meenar in 1954.

He was a staunch nationalist and idealist who wanted to make artistic films,but the producers,distributors and the financiers did not allow him that freedom. he felt suffocated. He was fed up of the commercialism in film making and he had a difficulty in coping up with the market demands. In 1961 he directed “Kabuliwala”and won accolades and a National Award too. His last film was “Netaji Subhash chandra Bose””-1966 for producer B K Adarsha.

He wanted to resume making Bangla film. His film Ánamika’ was almost completed,when suddenly he died of brain Hemorrhage,on 1-7-1967.
According to IMDB,he was the father of actress Archana( Buddha mil gaya).He directed the following films in Hindi-

Anandmath-52
Ferry-54
Meenar-54
Taaksaal-56
Raaj kamal-57
Insaaf kahan hai-59
Baabar-60
Kabuliwala-61
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-66

The story of Taksaal-56, had Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy as the lead pair. Nirupa Roy had already made a name in Mythological films as “Devi Parvati”and other holy Goddesses, opposite Trilok Kapoor, Manhar Desai and Mahipal. From 1943 film “Do Bigha Zameen”, she had paired with Balraj sahni as his wife, as an avtaar of poor,tortured,helpless farmer or a lower middle class C grade couple. I had yet to see Nirupa Roy in a role of a rich happy wife or a carefree modern lady. I think some people are made by God for only suffering roles only. Can you ever imagine Nana Palsikar in the role of a very rich person or a sophisticated smuggler ? Or Ajit as a poor starving farmer ? Even in the film Taksaal-56 the couple of Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy is shown as poor but highly principled couple….Simple living and high thinking !

Jatin Mukherji (Balraj Sahni), an honest and brilliant lawyer, his wife Maya(Nirupa Roy),3 children and his unmarried sister(Smriti Biswas) are happily living together.Maya is very religious. She does not allow Jatin to take any case of cheating, murder or crime. Slowly his practice goes down and he becomes so poor that his son Ram dies for lack of treatment. At the Same time, his sister commits suicide when she is raped by her employer.

Jatin thinks that all his problems are because he is poor, so he decided to make money by hook or crook.He does so,by indulging in many illegal affairs,against the advice of Maya. He becomes very rich.

The “Lambe haath of kanoon” catch up with him one day and no amount of money saves him. He realises then that Money can not solve all problems. But it is too late.

The music is by Roshan,assisted by H.K.Maria. The film had 3 very good Bhajans. There were 8 songs sung by 6 singers- Lata, Rafi, SDBatish, Uma Devi, Laxmi Shankar and Ratna Gupta.

This is the third song of this film on this Blog.
Enjoy the catchy tune and fast paced song….


Song-Kabhi aaj kabhi kal ka bahaana ho gaya (Taksaal)(1956) Singers-S D Batish, Uma Devi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

senorita aaaaaaaa
haa aa
hrr
rink chika ??
???????
cha raka boom

ho kabhi aaj kabhi kal ka bahaana ho gaya
suno ji pyaar kiye hamko zamaana ho gaya
na to apna hi hosh
na kisi ki sharam
arre jaa re sainyya
tera dil to deewaana ho gaya

ho kabhi aaj kabhi kal ka bahaana ho gaya

thhodi dhoti pehni patloon tere liye
thhodi dhoti pehni patloon tere liye
aur chutiya ka kiya khoon tere liye
aur chutiya ka kiya khoon tere liye
ab kehti ho tumhi
main deewaana ho gaya
ab kehti ho tumhi
main deewaana ho gaya
suno ji pyaar kiye hamko zamaana ho gaya
na to apna hi hosh
na kisi ki sharam
jaa re sainyya
tera dil to deewaana ho gaya

hrr rumpa
gili gili gili
????????

naazuk kalaayi meri chhodo saanwariya
haaye re maar gayi teri najariya
naazuk kalaayi meri chhodo saanwariya
haaye re maar gayi teri najariya
chhodo ji chhodo
haaye mukh na modo
dekho dekho ji bahut tadpaana ho gaya
ho kabhi aaj kabhi kal ka bahaana ho gaya
suno ji pyaar kiye hamko zamaana ho gaya
na to apna hi hosh
na kisi ki sharam
arre jaa re sainyya
tera dil to deewaana ho gaya

yeah
????
aa haa

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10 Responses to "Kabhi aaj kabhi kal ka bahaana ho gayaa"

thhodi dhoti pehni patloon tere liye
should it not be>>
chhodi dhoti pehni patloon tere liye

Arunji,

As usual your article is highly informative.
I think the song Bogi bogi bogi yo yo yo yo from Humlog-1951 was also out of Roshan’s style, and it was much earlier. Any comments?

D Samant ji,

You are right. I agree.
Bogy Bogy song was more of a Rap nature and only the Mukhda was Rock type. However,no doubt it was quite different from the usual Roshan style.

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S D Batish sang in
Laadli (1949)
Railway Platform (1955)
Kaise Kahoon (1964)
Railway Platform (1955)
Sanam (1951)
Toofan (1954)
Joru Ka Bhai (1955)
Ghar Ghar Mein Diwali (1955)
Naata (1955)
Bhagam Bhag (1956)
Arzoo (1950)
Aahuti (1950)
Hamari Mazil (1949)
Chand Ki Duniya (1959)
Aai Bahar (1946)
Kaneez (1949)
Insaan (1952)
Daasi (1944)
Madhosh (1951)
Taksaal (1956)
Char Din (1949)
Chupke Chupke (1948)
Sawan Bhadon (1949)
Karwat (1949)
Madmast (1953)
Bahu Beti (1952)
Ada (1951)
Surajmukhi (1950)
Dushman (1957)
Poonam Ka Chand (1967)
Pathan (1962)
Bansuria (1949)
Betaab (1952)
Garma Garam (1957)
Amar Kirtan (1954)
Shahzadi (1957)
Bhool Bhulaiyan (1949)
Dil Ki Duniya (1949)
Rishta (1954)
Haar Jeet (1954)
Zalim Tera Jawab Nahin (1960)
Chunaria (1948)
Hotel (1956)
Pyar Ki Manzil (1950)
Do Shahzade (1956)
Kamini (1950)
Naqab (1955)
Ek Teri Nishani (1949)
Bholi (1949)
Chor (1950)
Khaandan (1955)
Shirin Farhad (1945)
Tees Maar Khan (1955)
Barsaat Ki Raat (1960)
Basant (1960)

Nitin ji,

S D Batish sang about 200 songs from 1941 to 1967.
What do you want to achieve by giving his incomplete singing data ?
Either give full details or say that this is incomplete list in your comment.

Nor have I said it is complete.

Please mention the disclaimer that the list is partial or full (as the case may be) so that people are not confused.

One can’t hazard and say it is complete as there will be always few more songs or few more films which will be left out.
Everybody thought Mukesh sang 1000 songs but as per Shri Raghuvanshiji record he has sung 1100 songs.
No list can be complete in all respects so all lists will be generally incomplete

If you are not sure then please mention it in your lists as has been requested many a times. If there are just a few more songs/ movies left then that is understandable but in your lists that is rarely the case. Lists that are complete by 90% or so is alright. Please review to see if your lists fulfil that requirement and only then post it. Posting a list that is only 20 or 30 % of the full list is not acceptable.

Ok. Thanks

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