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Ik din ye aansoo banenge sitaare

Posted on: July 31, 2016


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Music lovers remember 31 july 1980 as the day when Rafi left for his heavenly abode. It was on the same day exactly one hundred years ago from that day (on 31 july 1880) that Dhanpat Rai Srivastav was born in a village called Lamhi in eastern UP.

Google India today is showing a google doodle on Dhanpat Rai Srivastav.

We know this man as Munshi Premchand (31 july 1880-8 october 1936) an eminent writer and novelist who wrote in Hindi and Urdu. He was quite progressive in his thoughts. Going by his writing, one can notice that he was far ahead of his times in his progressive thinking on a host of issues.

He wrote Rangabhumi(1924), which was the story of a blind beggar called Surdas, then “Nirmala” (1925) a novel dealing with the dowry system in India, and Pratigya (1927) dealt with the subject of widow remarriage.

In 1928, Premchand’s wrote “Gaban” that was about the greed of a middle class individual.
Then he wrote “Karmbhoomi”(1932).

Premchand tried his luck in Hindi movies as well. Here is what wikipedia mentions about his tryst with Hindi movies:

Premchand arrived in Mumbai on 31 May 1934 to try his luck in the Hindi film industry. He had accepted a script writing job for the production house Ajanta Cinetone, hoping that the yearly salary of Rs 8000 would help him overcome his financial troubles. He stayed in Dadar, and wrote the script for the film Mazdoor (“The Labourer”). The film, directed by Mohan Bhawnani, depicted the poor conditions on the labour class. Premchand himself did a cameo as the leader of labourers in the film. Some influential businessmen managed to get a stay on its release in Mumbai. The film was released in Lahore and Delhi, but was banned again after it inspired the mill workers to stand up against the owners.

Ironically, the film inspired the workers of his own loss-making press in Benares to launch a strike, after they were not paid their salaries.

By 1934–35, Premchand’s Saraswati Press was under a heavy debt of Rs 4000, and Premchand was forced to discontinue the publication of Jagaran. Meanwhile, Premchand was beginning to dislike the non-literary commercial environment of the Mumbai film industry, and wanted to return to Benares. However, he had signed a one-year contract with the production house. He ultimately left Mumbai on 4 April 1935, before the completion of one year.

Himanshu Roy, the founder of Bombay Talkies, tried to convince Premchand to stay back, but did not succeed.

Premchand wrote “Godaan”(1936) after he returned back from Bombay.

Premchand is also known for several of his short stories, viz. “Panch Parmeshwar”(1916), “Shatranj Ke Khilaadi”(1924), “Idgaah” (1933), “Poos Ki Raat”(1930), “Namak Ka Daroga” etc.

Premchand had good command over English as well and he had translated the literature of foreign authors viz. Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, John Galsworthy, Sadi, Guy de Maupassant, Maurice Maeterlinck, and Hendrik van Loon etc.

It is felt that he should have interacted with foreigners like how Rabindranath Tagore and others did and that would have helped his cause in becoming known among world literary circles.

Quite a few of Premchand creations have been made into movies- in Hindi as well as in other languages.

“Sadgati” and “Shatranj Ke Khiladi” were used by Satyajit Ray in his Bangla and Hindi movies of the same names.

“Sevasadan” was made into a film with M.S. Subbulakshmi in the lead role.

Telugu movie “Oka Oori Katha”(1977) directed by Mrinal Sen was based on “Kafan” by Munshi Premchand.

“Nirmala”, “Godaan”, “Gaban” and “Heera Moti” are some movies that were based on Munshi Premchand’s stories and novels.

“Heera Moti”(1959) was based on Munshi Premchand’s story “Do Bailon Ki Katha”. This is a story of two bullocks owned by a poor farmer couple. The story is told from the point of view of the bullocks.

I had provided the story in detail while discussing another song from the movie. Here the story again:

In this story, Premchand tells us about two bulls ,called Heera and Moti, who live with a farmer and his wife. the farmer treats them well, but his wife is inconsiderate and ill treats them. The wife sends the two bullocks to her maika to work in the fields of her brother. Her brother also maltreats the bulls. Unable to take the ill treatment, they escape from his house and come back to their original home. The wife is obviously not amused and gets them sent back to her brother’s place once again, where they are subjected to more torture. Unable to take it any longer, they escape once agin. This time, they are rounded up by the stray cattle department officials. Needless to say, they are ill treated there too, and finally they are put up for auction and they are bought by one kasaai (slaughterer). When the sluagerer is taking them with him to the slaughter house, the two bulls realise that they are passing through familiar surroundings. They realise that they are passing though the village of their owner. The two of them escape and end up infront of the house of their owner. The slaughterer comes running behind them and demands the bulls back, saying that they belong to him. The owner points out that the bulls have come before him and are standing there on their own volition, which is enough proof that they belong to him. When the slaughterer tries to argue, the bulls charge at him and chase him till the outskirts of the village. The wife of the owner comes out and hugs the two bulls. So all ends well.

There were six songs in “Heera Moti”(1959). Four of them have been discussed in the past. On the occasion of Munshi Premchand’s 136th birth anniversary, here is the fifth song from “Heera Moti” (1959) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

The song is lip synced by baby Naaz who is seen in the company of the two bullocks playing Heera and Moti. 🙂


Song-Ik din ye aansoo banenge sitaare(Heera Moti)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

ik din ye aansoo banenge sitaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare
ik din ye aansoo banenge sitaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare

dukh par dukh wo deta jaaye
sab kuchh dekhe
taras na khaaye
sab kuchh dekhe
taras na khaaye
phir bhi jiyen ham
usi ke sahaare
usi ke sahare
din aayenge hamaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare

ham par jo bhi beet rahi hai
tum ye samajh lo
beet rahi hai
tum ye samajh lo
beet rahi hai
naiyya kabhi to lagegi kinaare
lagegi kinaare
din aayenge hamaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare

sun bhai heera
sun mere moti
bujhne na dena aas ki jyoti
bujhne na dena aas ki jyoti
baadal hatenge
hatenge andhiyaare
hatenge andhiyaare
din aayenge hamaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare
ik din ye aansoo banenge sitaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare
kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamaare

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8 Responses to "Ik din ye aansoo banenge sitaare"

I don’t know what to say here.
About a few minutes back I discovered that today was munshi premchand’s birth anniversary and conveyed the same to atulji. For my query on do v ve any song that can be posted on the occasion he replied that he has just posted a song. Of course my source of information was Google doodle and atulji has mentioned that it was Google that has inspired this post.
Waah! Kya baat hai!

Thanks for the post Atul ji and remembering Premchand ji on the blog today. I have read many of his novels when I was staying at Kota and was in the habit of reading regularly.
I like ‘Rangbhoomi’ very much.
thanks,

Atul ji,

Thanks for remembering Munshi Premchand on his birth anniversary.

I am extremely happy that in the midst of writing and posting articles on Mohammed Rafi today, you found time to post a write-up on Munshi Premchand.

I just noted that some days back, I had posted a song https://atulsongaday.me/2016/07/06/khud-samajh-lo-ke-iltija-kya-hai/ from the film RANGBHOOMI (1946).

It would have been ‘two-in-one’ song for today. The film was based on Munshi Premchand’s novel ‘Rangbhoomi’ and the song was sung by Rafi with Shamshad Begum.

Yes, this song would have been just ideal for the occasion.

Thanks for posting this sweet song. I saw the movie as a 12-13 year old when it was released, and the line ‘kabhi na kabhi din aayenge hamare’ was lodged somewhere in my memory. I had forgotten the rest of the song. Heard it again today only reviving so many old memories! Thanks again.

Munshi Premchand is such an icon of Hindi Literature, that it is natural to have him remembered everywhere. His stories are gems which, like the voice of Rafi, will never fade from Public memory.

It is so unique to have a story written in the voice of animals. We have to remember that they are also living beings and have equal rights on this planet. We have to make space for them.

Thank you for this heart warming post, Atul.

It was very considerate of Google India to honour Munshi Premchand with a google doodle on his birth anniversary.

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