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Ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se

Posted on: April 11, 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.

Today’s song is from the film Mamaji-1942. This film was directed by Narottam Vyas, who also wrote its Lyrics. Harishchandra Balimusic director and the film cast was Lalita Pawar, B.Nandrekar, Yaqub, Jeevan,Nana Palshikar, Marutirao Pehelwan etc.

Who was B. Nandrekar ?

In the days of silent movies, the only requirement for Males to get into films was that they should be reasonably good looking and must have good height and physique. For the females the requirement was beauty and willingness to do romantic scenes, including kisses-if required. If these points were in order, their entry to the films was assured. Due to these conditions, mostly uneducated good looking girls from Tawayaf and kothewali families used to join films. Anglo-Indians, Germans and other foreigner girls too joined film world. For them kissing or romantic scenes were no great issues. Among males too uneducated young men from poor families, having a good muscular body and good looks joined the films.

However, when the Talkie films started, the requirements included good Hindi/Urdu/Hindustani speaking skills and ability to sing a song-if needed. Almost all Anglo-Indian, Jew, German and other girls left films as they could not speak Hindi, leave alone singing in the language. There were of course, a few dedicated girls who learnt to speak Hindi and sing in it to remain in films. Some examples are Savita Devi, Sulochana, Madhuri etc.

Among males most actors had no problems, but those who came from other than Bombay regions- like south or Bengal – could not speak Hindi well and they had no scope. The most well known example was that of Master Vithal, who excelled in silent films but was a failure in Talkie films for his inability to speak Hindi fluently. No doubt he was selected to be the hero in India’s First Talkie film, Aalam Ara-1931, but when he failed to mouth Hindi dialogues, his role was curtailed and he was shown as unconscious for a major period in the film.

Actors like Master Bhagwan had no such problem. he was working in silent films from ‘Bewafa Aashiq’-1930. He made a smooth transition into Talkie films as he could speak Hindi well. Another actor who easily slid from silent films to Talkie films was B. NANDREKAR or BABASAHEB NANDREKAR.

Nandrekar was one of the very few really handsome actors that Hindi films ever had. He was born in 1910 in Sangli district of Maharashtra, near Kolhapur. Being a Muslim, he could speak Urdu/Hindi fluently. he completed his schooling from Kolhapur and joined films. Vishnupant Damle ( one of the founder partners of Prabhat films) was making a silent film ‘Maharathi Karna’-28 for Maharashtra film co. He offered Nandrekar a role. Then he worked in other films like Baji prabhu Deshpande-29,lanka-30,Kismet-31 and Dushman ki Raat-31.

His first Talkie film was Kurukshetra-1933. Prabhat gave him a role in Sant Tukaram-36 ( its Hindi version came in 1948). he worked in ‘Amar Jyoti’-36 and became quite popular as a Hero, opposite Shanta Apte. He was Hero in Baghbaan-38 opposite Sitara Devi.

In 1939, he became the First actor to go abroad to shoot scenes in film ‘Africa in Hind’ ( Hind mein Africa)-1939. The shooting was in Africa. Thus this movie became the first ever Hindi film to be shot in a foreign country ( The popular believf that ‘Naaz’-54 was the first Hindi movie to be shot abroad is incorrect).

Nandrekar acted in 23 films. His films were Kurukshetra-33, Amar jyoti-36, Jadugarani-37 (UR), Baghbaan-38, Africa in Hind-39, Qaidi-40, Hindustan Hamara-40 Alakh Niranjan-40, Chitralekha-41, Mamaji-42, Duniya Tumhari hai-42, Nai kahani-43, Andhi duniya-43, Swarn Bhoomi-44, Lady doctor-44, Ismat-44, Bachpan-45, Kamla-46, Jeevan sikho-46, Parshuram-47, Meri amanat-47, Khandani-47, Sant Tukaram-48 and his last film Bihari-48.

B.Nandrekar died somewhere in 1949. ( adapted from Beete kal ke sitare, Isak Mujawar’s article, HFGK,Muvyz).

The director of this film, Mamaji-42 was Narottam Vyas. He was essentially a Lyricist. Born in Moradabad-UP, in October 1896 he started as a Cine weekly Editor in Calcutta. He doubled as a writer of stories and dialogues of films by New Theatres, East india, Bharat Laxmi, Debki Bose productions and later to Prahat and Bhavnani films in Bombay. He first wrote songs for film Seeta-1934 . He was a prolific song writer and some of his films had may songs like film Seeta-34 had 15 songs, Shadi ki raat-35 had 35 songs, Dharmatma-35 had 16 songs, Mamaji and Mahatma Vidur-42 had 13 songs each and Shri Ramanuj-43 had 17 songs.

Some of his famous films as a Lyricist were, Dharmatma-35, Amar jyoti-36, Rajput Ramani-36, Wahan-37, Durga-38, kangan-39 etc. He wrote over 250 songs in 22 films. He also acted in film jagaran-36. he directed 5 films-Sunehara Baal-38, prem sagar-39, mamaji-42, Sewa gram-47 and Bhai dooj-47. he wrote the story of film ShriRam-bharat Milan-65. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuvanshi ji )

Today’s song is a Fun song, sung by the inimitable Yaqub. I have not seen this film, but what I know is that in the film, Yaqub acts as a comedian in the first half and in the second half, he is a Villain. The song has a catchy tune.


Song-Ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se (Maama Ji)(1942) Singer-Yaaqoob, Lyrics-Narottam Vyas, MD-Harishchandra Bali

Lyrics

go go go go go go
gori
ho gori
dekha hai tumko jab se
ho gori
dekha hai tumko jab se
bechain hua man tab se
be be be be be be be
bechain hua man tab se
ho
go go go go go
gori
ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se
ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se
sone ka rang tera
naagan si choti
sone ka rang tera
naagan si choti
su su su su su su su su
sone ka rang tera
naagan si choti
zahar chadha hai tabse
ho
go go go go gori
mujhe zahar chadha hai tabse
ho
go go go go gori
ho gori dekha hai
ho gori dekha hai
ho gori dekha hai tumko jabse

kaa bataai ke mere
ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
haan dil mein ye kaa howat hai ae
haan aan aan
meethha meethha aa aa sa zara
dard idhar howat hai
ho go go go go gori
ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se
ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se
bechain hua man tab se
be be be be be be
bechain hua man tab se

sundar si chhori
chehra gulaab sa
sundar si chhori
chehra gulaab sa
su su su su su su su
sundar si chhori
chehra gulaab sa
nanha sa dil mera
kaanon ??
nanha sa dil mera
kaanon ??
murda pada hoon kab se
o go go go go gori
main murda pada hoon kab se
o go go go go gori
ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se
ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se
bechain hua man tab se
be be be be be be
bechain hua man tab se
ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se
ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se

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2 Responses to "Ho gori dekha hai tumko jab se"

Narottam Vyas also penned
Apna Ghar (1942)
Devdasi (1945)
Meghdoot (1945)
Suleh (1946)

Harishchandra Bali also offered music in
Apna Ghar (1942)
Nari (1942)
Kirti (1942)
Her Highness (1946)
Janta (1947)
Mahatma Vidur (1943)
Tulsi (1941)
Seedha Raasta (1941)

The song reminds me of gggussa itna haseen hai to…Maryada-71

Yakoob also sang
Mujrim Hu Mohabbat Ka Jo Chaahe Saza Dena
with Khan Mastana L>A. Karim in Muqabala (1942)
Gujarimo Hu Mohabbat Ko
Vasant Desai Pandit Indra in Aankh Ki Sharm (1943)

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