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Ho chat mangni to pat shaadi

Posted on: May 7, 2017


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 film Chaalbaaz (1958).

What an year 1958 was, in terms of musical films ! Most Music Directors had offered their best songs in this year. The popular playback singers were very busy and the musicians and the arrangers had a field day, running from this studio to that studio for rehearsals and recordings. The films that came in 1958 were full of wonderful music and one can not make choices in those films. Not only that but there was a variety of different Genres of films on offer. Historical, Costume, stunt,Mythologicals, social, Comedy….you name it and you would have it. A grade, B grade and C grade… all grades of films had A grade music. An example to quote would be “Hamen to loot liya mil ke husn walon ne…”a very popular qawwali from a C grade film like “Al Hilal “- 58.

Madan Mohan had 7 films in 1958 and almost all had superb music. Just take a look at these films of 1958… Panchayat, 24 Ghante, P.B.999, Samrat Chandragupta, Jasoos, Mausi, Do Phool, Police, Solva Saal, Sitaron se aagey, Talaq, Kaarigar, Amardeep, Yahudi, Baghi Sipahi, Sadhana, Light House, Dilli ka Thug, Adalat, Jailor, Aakhri Daav, Night Club, Khazanchi, Khota Paisa, Chandan,Kabhi andhera kabhi ujala, Mr. qartoon M.A., Mujrim, 12 o’clock, Howra Bridge, Phagun, Raagini, Sone ki chidiya, Lala Rukh, Phir subah hogi, Takdeer, Rambhakta Bibhishan, Savera, Detective, Parvarish, Suvarn Sundari, Sohni Mahiwal, Madhumati, Al Hilal, Naya Paisa, Aji bas shukriya………….

Film Chaalbaaz-58 too had very good songs, Chitragupta-the melody Maker being the composer for it. However the film being a stunt picture, songs from this film were not exposed to the elite or a larger section of population, hence it could not compete with other other film songs. As such the Indian public was drenched in lovely music from so many films in 1958 and for a stunt film there was no chance to showcase its music at all. The film had 7 songs- 5 written by Prem Dhavan and 2 by Anjum Jaipuri. Rafi, Lata, Asha,Geeta and Ram Kamlani had sung these songs. The main lead actors of the film were P.Jairaj and Nirupa Roy.

Nirupa Roy (4-1-1931 to 13-10-2004) was an enigma of Hindi Cinema. An ordinary lower middle class housewife turned into an actress due to need to survive. Funny thing was that it was her husband who had visited the studio to get a job as an actor and the studio selected his wife instead ! Nirupa Roy who acted in over 250 movies has been variously branded as a Goddess of Mythological films, a suffering wife of a poor farmer, a troubled housewife of social films, an acclaimed quintessential mother of Bollywood and even a Stunt film actress !

She has been a Heroine in 110 films, a mother in over 50 films,has been a Goddess in 50 Mythological films, a suffering wife in over 30 films and a Stunt girl in about 10 films. She sang Bhajans, romantic songs, Comedy songs, qawalis, sad songs and peasant folk songs on the screen.

She changed her Heros like “Badalate huwe saathi”. She did 18 films with Trilok Kapoor ( 50-65), 12 films with Balraj Sahni ( 53-72), 16 films with P.Jairaj ( 53-78), and 21 films with Ashok Kumar ( 56-89). She was Amitabh’s mother in 12 films and stunt Girl in 8 films. She even wrote a popular film song for film Samrat Chandragupta-58 ( Mujhe dekh chaand sharmaye – Lata).

Due to all this, one could never put any specific label to Nirupa Roy. God had given her a face which exuded Daya, Kshama,and Shanti all the time,so she suited best for the role of Goddesses in Mythological films. Not having a very beautiful face, she fitted very well as a poor farmer’s wife or a toiling,suffering middle class wife of a middle class husband. With heavy make up and Gaudy dresses, she could pass muster in Costume or Historical films. But while doing stunt films, same Nirupa Roy so ravishing,different and suitable ( in shirt and trousers) that one wondered if she was the same actress who did “Goddess “roles so convincingly ! This was possible due to her acting capabilities.

I have seen most of her stunt films. Recently, our own Raja ji said in one of his comments on the Blog that he can not think of Nirupa Roy in any dress other than a Saree or Salwar kameez ( not exact words, but with this meaning). I would stress that in films like Chaalbaaz-58 he could have seen Nirupa Roy in a different avatar all together. She has copied Fearless Nadia-almost, in being dressed in a shirt and trousers and by participating in various stunts and swordswomanship (like swordsmanship). The story of the film too was suitably built, with a trained Horse-Moti and a Trained Dog-Tiger too for masala effect.

The Director of film Chaalbaaz was Nanabhai Bhatt ( 12-6-1915 to 24-4-1999). He was her director in many films,because he directed mostly Mythological and stunt films only. Nanabhai was born as Yashwant ( pet name – Batuk) at Porbandar. Since he was the younger one he was called Nanabhai ( opposite to Motabhai-elder brother). This name continued till the end. His father was a doctor. After matriculation, he went to Mumbai in 1934, where his elder brother Balwant Bhatt was working. Balwant started with Imperial,shifted to Sagar and now was with Prakash pictures of Vijay and Shankar Bhatt. he got Nanabhai a job as Sound Recordist.Soon he graduated to Production Executive.He also wrote several screenplays.

In 1942 he directed “Muqabala”, for Homi Wadia, as Batuk Bhatt. Homi Wadia became his good friend. When Homi established his own Basant Pictures, Nanabhai joined him and directed his “Hunterwali ki Beti”-43, with Nadia again. He also did mauj, Jee Haan, Chaalis Karod etc. He directed about 50 films of various genres like Stunts, Mythologicals,crime, social, costume etc.

Nanabhai’s first wife was Hemlata. He also married Shirin banu, his Heroine of few films. To circumvent the Bigamy law, he married her in a Temple and that too in the presence of Hemlata ! He had 3 children from Hemlata and 6 from Shirin. Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt are from Shirin. His children and grandchildren married is different religions.Thus his big family was an example of Secularism ! In addition to 9 children Nanabhai also produced 20 films under his own Deepak Pics and Gautam Chitra !

FILMOGRAPHY OF NANABHAI BHATT: 1942: Muqabala; 1943:Hunterwali Ki Beti; Mauj; 1945: Chalis Karod; 1946: Maa Baap Ki Laaj; 1947: Meerabai; 1949: Shaukeen; Veer Ghatotkach; Sudhaar; 1950: Hamara Ghar; Janmashthami; Veer Babruwahan; 1951: Lakshmi Narayan; Daman; Lav Kush; Ram Janma; 1952: Apni Izzat; Baghdad; Sinbad the Sailor; 1954: Toote Khilone; Watan; 1956: Kismet; 1957: Mr X; Ustad; 1958: Chaalbaaz; Son of Sinbad; 1959: Bazigar; Daaka; Kangan; Madam XYZ; Naya Sansar; 1960: Lal Qila; Police Detective; Zimbo Comes to Town; 1961: Teen Ustad; 1962: Baghdad Ki Raatein; Rocket Girl; 1963: Alapiranthavan; Bhootnath; Cobra Girl; 1964: Samson; 1965: Adhi Raat Ke Baad; Bekhabar; 1966: Shankar Khan; 1967: Arabian Nights; 1968: Jung Aur Aman; 1974: Jeevan Rekha; 1975: Balak Aur Jaanwar; 1976: Dharti Mata; 1981: Gajara Maru; 1982: Jaya Parvati Vrat.( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema for some information.)

Film Chaalbaaz was produced by his elder brother Balwant Bhatt and Ram Kamlani. Today’s song is only the second song to be posted here. It has a very melodious tune and is sung by Geeta Dutt and Mohd. Rafi. The story of the film is…

This is the story of the princess of a kingdom,who is very proud and selfish. She wanted her people to contribute for her crowning ceremony. Her army collected money from the people by force. A young son of a blind headman of a nearby village comes to Princes to complain against the army. He is arrested and hanged as a rebel.

Roopa (Nirupa Roy) his sister is shocked and wants to take a revenge. She dons a male costume and a hood and attacks the army people, snatching money from them and distributing to the people. She is soon declared as a rebel and becomes a wanted criminal.

Roopa and the Princess love the same young man-Randhir (P.Jairaj). Displeased with the Princess for her cruelty, Randhir leaves her court and joins Roopa and her fight against the army. He too is declared a rebel. They both are arrested by deceit and sentenced to death. Meanwhile the friends of Randhir and Roopa infiltrate the jail, liberate Randhir and Roopa.

There is a final show down when the princess and the army is attacked. A sword fight between Roopa and the princess takes place. No need to guess what will happen next. It happens same way and the end is sweet. Randheer becomes the King and Roopa becomes his Queen.


Song- Ho chat mangni to pat shaadi (Chaalbaaz)(1958) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Rafi, Lyricist- Anjum Jaipuri, MD- Chitragupta

Lyrics

ho chat mangni
to pat shaadi
na dil ko todo ji
bade lafde hain shaadi mein
ye lafde chhodo ji

ho chat mangani
to pat shadi
na dil ko todo ji
bade lafde hain shaadi mein
ye lafde chhodo ji

shaadi hogi bachche honge padega kamaana
muft ki roti khaane waale
karo na bahaana
aha shaadi hogi bachche honge
padega kamaana

muft ki roti khaane waale
karo na bahaana
ye rishta hai mohabbat ka
khushi se jodo ji
bade lafde hain shaadi mein
ye lafde chhodo ji

ho chat mangni to pat shadi
na dil ko todo ji
aha
bade lafde hain shaadi mein
ye lafde chhodo ji

shaadi hogi band bajega
karo na ghotaala
do din ki ye deewaali hai
phir hai deewaala
oho

shaadi hogi band bajega
karo na ghotaala
do din ki ye deewaali hai
phir hai deewaala
hain duniya mein bahut andhe
hamen to chhodo ji
bade lafde hain shaadi mein
ye lafde chhodo ji

gori rangat dil hai kaala
chali ho banaane

doodh se ujla naari ka man
arre o deewaane
arre gori rangat dil hai kaala
chali ho banaane

doodh se ujla naari ka man
arre o deewaane
ye dil le lo
wo dil de do
nazar na modo ji
bade lafde hain shaadi mein
ye lafde chhodo ji

ho chat mangni
to pat shadi
na dil ko todo ji
are baba re baba re
bade lafde hain shaadi mein
ye lafde chhodo ji

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5 Responses to "Ho chat mangni to pat shaadi"

Thanks for this fantastic song, Arunji!
It is quintesssential Rafisaab-Geeta Dutt – I think I’m going to listen to it again and again.
I came across this song a while ago and was toying with the idea of posting it, but since I didn’t know anything about the background, I stayed away. Am glad I did – it’s much better when you post such songs. You give a very good background of the times, the actors, the director – always enlightening to read your posts.

Coming to Nirupa Roy, I am stunned to read that she even did stunt roles. I’ve never ever seen here in such a role – only seen her as mother or in sacrificing or mythological roles. So this is completely news to me!

I made the reference to her dress the other day when I saw a pic of her and Shyama on a cricket field, dressed in cricket outfit. That was the first time I’d seen her in anything other than saree or salwar/kameez. 🙂

Now I need to see a stunt film of hers. Fearless Nadia is a big favourite of mine – would be very tough for anyone to come close to her level but if Nirupa Roy can even do a few of the stunts that Nadia did, that would be quite an achievement. 🙂

What a year for music,1958 must have been. There are a few names in your list that I’m not familiar with but many of them have fantastic music. And you’ve even missed out Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi.

Nirupa Roy even did a classical dance performance in a song ! 🙂 I am saving that song for some special occasion, like her anniversaries, may be. 🙂

Raja ji,
I am glad that you liked the post as well as the song.
Chitragupta was one of the real Melody makers of Hindi FM and is one of my favourite MDs.
The list of films of 1958 contained another 10 to 12 names, but the list was already a long one so I curtailed it and film Chalti ka naam Gaadi got left out from this list.
If I remember right,some of the C grade films of Nirupa Roy were Amar Raj,Sindbad the sailor,Bade Bhaiyya,oonchi Haveli,Chaalbaaz,Bazigar,Dr.Z, Daka, Superman etc etc. These names are from my memory and you may please check them up first.
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In one of the interviews, Nirupa Roy had said that while she enjoyed doing stunt films, many of her fans protested and urged her NOT do stunt films,hence she stopped accepting such films.
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What a wealth of information one gathers here! I was transported back to the time of 1958 with musicians running here and there, perhaps there were lively discussions between them about the various Music Directors. How I wish I could have been a fly on the wall there.

Thank you for this lovely song, Arunji.

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