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Aaj suhaag ki raat sej meri ban gayi phulwaari

Posted on: October 18, 2016


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

SUHAAG (1940) was produced under the banner of CIRCO Productions and it was directed by Balwant Bhatt. The star cast included M Kumar, Bibbo, Mazhar Khan, Ashalata, S Nazir, Ghulam Rasool, P R Joshi, Mehdi Raza etc. The story of the film as culled out from a review which appeared in July 1940 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine is as under:

Dhanji Bhagat is a professional thief who works on the behest of Keshav Sheth (Mazhar Khan), a rich moneylender of the village. During the day time, he camouflages his notorious activity in the guise of a street musician in which his daughter Raju (Bibbo) is a street dancer.

At the end of one of the street dance shows, Raju reminds her father of his promise to present her silver bells. Keshav Sheth gives a hint to Dhanji to break open a jewellery shop to get not only the silver bells but also some other jewelleries. Dhanji commits a theft but soon discovers a policeman watching him stealing from the shop. He kills the policeman. Dhanji along with some more suspects are arrested as nobody has seen him killing the policeman. Keshav, through his influence, rescues Dhanji from subjecting him the third degree methods used by the police. His freedom is short lived as soon, Dhanji dies a natural death.

The death of Dhanji brings his daughter Raju to Keshav for borrowing some money for the funeral of her father which Keshav refuses. Ramesh (M Kumar), Keshav’s son does not like his father’s attitude towards Raju. Ramesh reaches at the funeral of Dhanji. A love blossoms between Raju and Ramesh.

Obviously, Keshav does not like his son to get married to a beggar girl like Raju. However, Ramesh is prevailed upon changing his mind and agrees to marry Kamla (Ashalata). On the wedding night, Ramesh is not to be seen as he runs out of the house to reach Raju. What Ramesh finds in Raju’s house is his father, Keshav trying to force on Raju. A shuffle ensues between Ramesh and Keshav in which Keshav is accidentally killed.

Just to save Ramesh from the charge of murder, Raju takes the crime on her and goes to jail for 3 years. During these three years, Ramesh suffers from some illness continuously. His wife, Kamla suddenly realises that Raju, is the cure for the life of Ramesh. After the release of Raju, the triangle gets resolved by Kamla proposing Ramesh to bring Raju to the house as his second wife.

I have read many reviews of the films in ‘Filmindia’ magazines from 1937 to 1949 (except films released in 1944 and 1947 for which magazine issues are not available) but this is the first review in which a favourable review of the film by The Times of India (TOI) is quoted and then rebutted by the review in ‘Filmindia’. TOI rates the film as ‘distinguishes in every detail, particularly in respect of acting, music and direction which are of the highest standard’. But ‘Filmindia’ is not impressed with the film. It says that ‘the film is unique in being disappointing in every respect. It has neither a good story, nor a good music, nor good acting, nor good direction, not even good photography and sound’.

I have not seen the film as it is not available to view in any format. All I can judge now is its music. Out of 10 songs in the film, 2 songs are available – one on YT and one in mp3 format. More songs may be available with the record collectors. I have listened to both these songs and I can say that there is not much strength in the review of ‘Filmindia’ in so far as the music of the film is concerned. I liked both the songs. The songs were written by Pandit Indra and Kareem and were set to music by Timir Baran.

I am presenting the first song from the film to appear in the Blog. The song is ‘aaj suhaag ki raat, sej meri ban gayi phoolwaari’ sung by Rajkumari Dubey. The song is written by Pandit Indra. From the story of the film set out above, it can be easily guessed that the song may have been picturised on Ashalata on their wedding night.

Enjoy the excellent singing by Rajkumari Dubey on beautifully woven lyrics with a semi-classical composition by Timir Baran.

With this song, the film ‘Suhaag’ (1940) makes its debut in the Blog.

Audio

Song-Aaj suhaag ki raat sej meri ban gayi phulwaari (Suhaag)(1940) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, Md-Timir Baran

Lyrics

suhaag ki raat
sej meri ban gayi phulwaa..ri
aaj suhaag ki raat
sej meri ban gayi phulwaa..ri
aaj suhaag ki raat
mora aaya hai maali matwaala
usske garwa mein daaloongi
gore gore
haathon ki maala
mora aaya hai maali matwaala
usske garwa mein daaloongi
gore gore
haathon ki maala
us par tan man mora balihaari
sej meri ban gayi phulwaa..ri
aaj suhaag ki raat
sej meri ban gayi phulwaa..ri
aaj suhaag ki raat

o khilti kali albeli saheli
akeli kyun aayi
o khilti kali albeli saheli
akeli kyun aayi
apne saajan ko sang kyun na laayi
apne saajan ko sang kyun na laayi
rahe aaj kyun akeli koi naari
rahe aaj kyun akeli koi naari
sej meri ban gayi phulwaa..ri
aaj suhaag ki raat
sej meri ban gayi phulwaa..ri
aaj suhaag ki raat

chandaa jaa
sooraj se kah de
bhor kabahoon na hoye
chandaa jaa
sooraj se kah de
bhor kabahoon na hoye
bhor hoye to bhi sooraj mere ghar na hoye
bhor hoye to bhi sooraj mere ghar na hoye
mat aaiho hamri ataari
mat aaiho hamri ataari
sej meri ban gayi phulwaa..ri
aaj suhaag ki raat
sej meri ban gayi phulwaa..ri
aaj suhaag ki raat

2 Responses to "Aaj suhaag ki raat sej meri ban gayi phulwaari"

Baburao Patel, (according to ME) was eccentric, on the verge of insanity. His better reviews ware indirectly proportional to the number of drinks he had. (No wonder Shanta Apte slapped him)
Anyway, not being a Baburao as well as being a teetotaler, I liked this song by Rajkumari, set to music by Timir Baran,

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Timir Baran
Devdas (1935)
Pujarin (1936)
Adhikar (1937)
Raj Nartaki (1941)
Sampatti (1949)
Baadbaan (1954)
any more??

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