Advertisements

Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Aaj khilengin dil ki kaliyaan

Posted on: April 17, 2017


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.

Last week, I came across a rare song from NEK DIL (1948), a film I heard for the first time. The film was produced and directed by G A Thakur under the banner of Light House Productions. Pran and Smriti Biswas were in lead roles with Begum Parveen, Ramesh, Nazar, Saleem Raza, Durga Mota, Zubeida etc in the supporting role. The film was produced in Lahore and it was stated to be belonging to the social genre.

I was aware that Pran had acted in lead roles in some films, especially of the 1940s. But my impression about Smriti Biswas was that of an actress who played the second lead and vamp roles in films of 1950s until I became aware of ‘Nek Dil’ (1948). It surprised me that she had worked in the films as early as in 1945 and also that she was the lead actress in this film. Further search in the ‘Filmindia’ issues revealed that she did work in a few more films of the 40s with her first name ‘Smriti’.

Smriti Biswas (birth: C. 1926) started her filmy career as a child artist in a few Bengali films in the 1930s. As a teenager, she aimed at becoming the leading lady in Hindi films. In 1944, she shifted to Lahore and got a side role in the film ‘Ragini’ (1945). This was followed by Pancholi’s ‘Dhamki’ (1945) in which she was paired with Pran along with Ragini. In ‘Roop Rekha’ (1948) and ‘Nek Dil’ (1948), Smriti got the second lead and the lead role respectively. Both these films which were produced at Lahore seem to have become the victims of partition in 1947. The delays may have cost the film in terms of its fate at the box office.

After Partition, Smriti Biswas returned to Calcutta (Kolkata) and started working in both Bengali and Hindi films. S D Narang, actor, producer and director, who had also shifted to Calcutta after partition, set up his Film Production Company and studio called Bengal National Studio. Smriti Biswas got lead roles under this banner in films like ‘Ek Aurat’ (1948) opposite S D Narang and ‘Nai Bhabhi’ (1950) opposite Amarnath. During this period, she also worked in a lead role in New Theatres’ ‘Pehla Adami’ (1950).

In early 1950s, both S D Narang and Smriti Biswas shifted to Bombay (Mumbai) by which time both were romantically linked. She worked in Navketan’s ‘Hamsafar’ (1953) as a leading lady opposite Dev Anand. However, in 1950s, she mostly worked in the roles of the second lead actor or vamp. Some of the films like ‘Arab Ka Saudagar’ (1956), ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1957) and ‘Dilli Ka Thag’ (1958) in which she acted were produced and directed by S D Narang. In 1960, she married Producer-Director S D Narang after a courtship of about 10 years and retired from the film industry. Her last released film was ‘Modern Girl’ (1961). During the 15 years of her association with Hindi film industry, Smriti Biswas worked in 33 films.

[Note: Some of the information on Smriti Biswas has been sourced from her interview taken in 2011 which appeared in ‘Cineplot’.]

NEK DIL (1948) had 8 songs none of which are available on YT. Not much is known on line about the songs in terms of singers, and lyricist. The song which I am presenting today is ‘aaj khilengi dil ki kaliyaan’. Last week, I heard this song on a video clip of Radio Ceylon’s programme ‘Bhoole Bisre Geet’ broadcasted about two years back and immediately liked it for its dholak rhythm. As per the announcer, the song is sung by Dilshad Begum and is set to music by Asgar. But online information indicates that there was one more music director, Mohmmed Hussain who was associated with this film. The name of the lyricist is not known.

From the wordings, the song can be regarded as joie de vivre. As such, I guess that the song may have been picturised on Smriti Biswas who was the heroine in the film.

Enjoy the song with the prominent dholak rhythm which, in my view, has some flavour of Punjabi folk music.

With this song, ‘Nek Dil’ (1948) makes its debut on the Blog.


Song-Aaj khilengi dil ki kaliyaan (Nek Dil)(1948) Singer-Dilshad Begam, MD-Asgar

Lyrics

aaj khilengi dil ki kaliyaan
aa ha ha haa
aaj khilengi
aaj khilengi dil ki kaliyaan
aa ha ha haa
aaj khilengi
hongi suhaani meri galiyaan
galiyaan
hongi suhaani meri galiyaan
aaj khilengi dil ki kaliyaan
aa ha ha haa
aaj khilengi

raste pe unke apni aankhen bichhaaungi
raste pe unke apni aankhen bichhaaungi
gujri hai dil pe jo jo unko sunaaungi
gujri hai dil pe jo jo unko sunaaungi
hongi suhaani meri galiyaan
galiyaan
hongi suhaani meri galiyaan
aaj khilengi dil ki kaliyaan
aa ha ha haa
aaj khilengi

aayenge aaj hamko apna banaane waale
aayenge aaj hamko apna banaane waale
apna banaane waale
dil mein samaane waale
apna banaane waale
dil mein samaane waale
hongi suhaani meri galiyaan
galiyaan
hongi suhaani meri galiyaan
aaj khilengi dil ki kaliyaan
aa ha ha haa
aaj khilengi

pyaar bhari raaton mein
pyaar ki baaten hongi
pyaar bhari raaton mein
pyaar ki baaten hongi
pyaar ki baaten hongi
uyi chaandni raaten hongi
haaye chaandni raaten hongi
pyaar ki baaten hongi
chaandni raaten hongi
hongi suhaani meri galiyaan
galiyaan
hongi suhaani meri galiyaan
aaj khilengi dil ki kaliyaan
aa ha ha haa
aaj khilengi ee

Advertisements

2 Responses to "Aaj khilengin dil ki kaliyaan"

Thanks for the post Kamath Sir !!
Congratulations Atul ji – Kamath Sir on “Nek Dil – 1948” making its debut on the blog and joining the ‘list of songs – movie wise’😊

A comment on my video on YT mentions that details of singers of all the 8 songs are available on HFGK. I stand corrected.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisements

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2017) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than nine years. This blog has over 13500 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3300 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

13529

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1015
Total Number of movies covered =3712

Total visits so far

  • 9,577,556 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,113 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Archives

Current Visitors

visitors whereabouts

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

blogadda

Stumble

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 3250 days.

%d bloggers like this: