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Jagat Mein Dhoom Hai Teri

Posted on: March 25, 2018


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.

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Today’s song is from the film ‘Captain Kirti Kumar’ (1937). The song is sung by a child star of yore – Ram Marathe.

Do you ever wonder, what happens to child stars when they grow up or what must be adult actors doing when they stop getting roles or get retired ? In the early years of films, anyone looking good and was a tolerably good singer could become actor or an actress. Education was not necessary. Working in films was not considered good those days. So, those who joined film line, in their early years, had no other skill or education. The payments were dismal, there was no guarantee of continuation and temptations were too many.

As a result, many of the first generation of actors, singers and others in the film world, ended up in poverty, loneliness and met a sad end. Many such heart breaking stories are well known. However, not all ended up like this. There were cases, where the artist left the film industry even when they were getting ample work, changed their course of life and achieved greater success or happiness.

The child stars were of two types. One type  who had no relatives or a godfather to help them when they passed the age of being a child actor. Such actors got lost in the merciless world of film industry and ended up doing work as a junior artist or an extra or at the most doing character roles. Examples are Junior Mehmood and Jagdeep etc. The other type was, who had someone in their family or a close relative well established in the film world. When they crossed their child actor age, they got into adult roles easily. Many of them became top class heroes and heroines. Some examples are Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Shashi Kapoor and many other Kapoors, Nargis, etc.

Of course, there were exceptions. I know of at least two examples of successful and in demand child stars – with a godfather, who left the film industry midway to pursue their ambition in some other fields. One case is that of Shashi Kapoor senior. Starting as a child star from 1944 he did child roles in 21 films up to 1955. Then he left films, completed his graduation and post graduation in science, and worked as a lecturer in Bombay. Then he went to USA to do his PhD in Maths. He worked in an American university as a Professor of Maths for 30 years. What a life, indeed !

The second case is of child actor Ramchandra (Ram) Marathe. He was born on 23-10-1924 in Poona and studied in Bhave school up to 10th class. He and his brother (Anant Marathe aka Anant kumar) worked in films as child actors, due to family conditions. They started work from 1936 onwards. Ram Marathe had an edge over his brother, in that he could sing too. Starting with ‘Shahu Chor’ in 1936, he worked in Sagar movietone (6 films), Ranjit (3 films) and Prabhat (2 films), in addition to other companies like Prakash, Mohan Pictures, Imperial etc. He acted as a child star in 16 films and sang 11 songs in 6 films. After this Ram left films and started training in classical music – his liking. Here is a short bio of Ram Marathe, adapted from meetkalakar.com,

Ramchandra Purshottam Marathe was born on 23rd October, 1924. He began his early career as an actor singer in films produced by the Prabhat company. His formal training in music assumed a definite direction when he came under the tutelage of Master Krishnarao (Phulambrikar). Later, he trained under accomplished musicians such as Mirashibuwa of Gwalior and Vamanrao Sadolikar of Atrauli-Jaipur. His quest for widening his musical horizons culminated in a long-lasting discipleship (15 years) under Jagannathbuwa Purohit (‘Gunidas’). As a consequence of his broad training and background, Rambhau’s music integrated the best of Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur styles. Rambhau was a stalwart in the field of Marathi natyasangeet. He was also known as a composer. Among his pupils is Ulhas Kashalkar.

Pt. Ram Marathe had performed in all the prestigious musical festivals at various places like Jalandhar, Patna, Lahore, Delhi, Gwalior, Calcutta, Banaras, Amritsar and almost all over the Maharashtra. His contribution to Indian classical music was recognized with several Awards for his unique and successful performances.  He was ‘A Top Grade’ Hindustani classical artist of All India Radio.

Since he had undergone a proper Tabla training, he had a great command on taal and layakari. He had special command on rare – Anvat Raags and Jod Raags and he was highly recognized for his clear and fast tankriyas and also for purity of Raags. He always used to enrich his audience with various semi-classical forms like khayal, tarana, tappa, natyasangeet, thumri, dadra and bhajans in his concerts. Unlike the present classical singers, his concerts used to last more than 5 hours with powerful intensity and stamina.

He started his stage career under the perusal of Natvarya Shri Ganapatrao Bodas in 1950 as a leading character in old classical musical dramas like Saubhadra, Sanshaya Kallol, Swayamvar, Ekach Pyaala, Maan Apmaan etc. with veteran actors and actresses such as Balgandharva, Hirabai Badodekar, Vinayakbuwa Patwardhan, Nanasaheb Phatak etc. Despite of his busy schedule in concerts, he performed in 22 old and new Sangeet Natak with more than 5000 stage shows. This is purely out of his dedication and commitment towards Sangeet Rangbhoomi.

He composed music for more than 10 dramas such as – Mandarmala, Suvarntula, Megh Malhaar, Tansen, Baiju etc. and acted in them as the leading charter role.

His disciples includes many (more than 50) eminent classical singers like Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Sudhir Datar, Ram Pratham, Vishwanath Kanhere, Vishwanath Bagul, Yogini Joglekar, Shashikant Oak, Madhuwanti Dandekar, Sanjay Marathe and Mukund Marathe etc. who have got training from him under the traditional Gurukul way of learning.

Maharashtra Government honoured him with the ‘Sangeet Bhushan’ degree in 1961.  In 1981, he again got recognition from the Government of Maharashtra, for successful completion and continuous 30 years of career in Marathi Sangeet Rangbhoomi. He was also bestowed the honoured title of ‘Sangeet Chudamani’ by Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Puri.

He was appointed by AIR, New Delhi on Northern (Hindustani) Music Audition Board Committee. He was also on the Advisory Board of Nagpur University and other universities in India. He has more than 100 gramophone records and a number of CDs and LPs to his credit and composed more than 50 bandish in various Raags.

Ram Marathe died on 4-10-1989.

The film ‘Captain Kirti Kumar’ had a cast consisting of Motilal, Bibbo, Yaqub, Sankatha Prasad, Pandey, Bhudo Advani and VH Desai. Comedian VH Desai made his debut with this film. He was a famous and extremely popular comedian from late 30s to 40s. He was a law graduate from Baroda, but instead of pursuing a career in courts, he opted for films. His style was typical-fast delivery of dialogues. He was very poor in remembering dialogues and required many retakes. As per Ashok Kumar, in ‘Kangan’ (1939), a Bombay Talkies film, he took as many as 75 retakes. The German director Franz Osten was so furious that he told Desai “If you were not so popular a comedian in India, I would have thrown you out long back”.

Starting with Sagar Movietone, he appeared in ‘Captain Kirti Kumar’, ‘Bhabhi’ and ‘Navjeevan’, and then joined Bombay Talkies, appearing in ‘Jhoola’, ‘Kangan’, ‘Naya Sansaar’, ‘Kismet’ etc. He acted in initial films of Filmistan, from where he was taken by PL Santoshi for ‘Shehnai’ and ‘Khidki’. Later he also appeared in ‘Shaheed’ (1948) and ‘Andaz’ (1949). In ‘Andaz’ he did the funny role of DDT – Prof. Devdas Dharamdas Trivedi. The role was specially written for him. Desai died of heart attack in 1949.

Another regular actor of Sagar Movietone was Sankatha Prasad. He was the elder brother of the more famous character actor Kanhaiyalal (who was initially only a lyricist). Sankatha Prasad was born in UP in February 1903. He came to Bombay and started working in films in 1929. From the beginning of his career, he was a regular actor in the silent and talkie films of Sagar Movietone, and also of National Studios and Amar Pictures. Sankatha Prasad worked as a character actor for his entire career. He featured in all the three talkie films of Sagar in 1931. His first talkie film was ‘Veer Abhimanyu’ (1931) and the last film was ‘Do Mastaane’ (1958). In all, he worked in 65 films.

The film’s director, Chimanlal Muljibhoy Luhar (1901 to 1948 ) was a graduate in chemistry. He was a noted author and critic with various journals in the early 1920’s. He joined Kohinoor as a lab assitant, but soon learnt photography and became an expert cameraman. He shot about 20 films with Krishna Cinetone, and then joined Sharda Pictures. Later, he joined Sagar as a Director from 1934 to 1940. He also worked with Prakash Pictures from 1941 to 1946. He directed 15 films including film ‘Talaash e Haq’ (1936), in which Baby Rashida made her debut. She later became famous as Nargis.

The film has 10 songs, composed by A Bhasker Rao. This was his only film as an MD. He was a writer (‘Aadmi’, 1939) and assistant director (‘Padosi’, 1941) in Prabhat. Hailing from south Karnataka, Amembal Bhasker Rao’s elder brother A Sunder Rao was an expert Harmonium player.  His younger brother A Dinkar Rao aka D Amel, was with AIR as a Musician for 40 years. A Bhasker Rao was a tabla player and a disciple of Master Krishna Rao Phulambrikar.

With this song, the film ‘Captain Kirti Kumar’ makes its debut on our blog today.

[Author’s Note: Acknowledgements and thanks – The above write up refers to and has adapted material from ‘Sagar Movietone’ by Shri Biren Kothari ji, ‘Eena Meena Deeka’ by Sanjit Narwekar, books written by Isak Mujawar, MuVyz.com, HFGK and my own notes.]


Song – Jagat Mein Dhoom Hai Teri (Captain Kirti Kumar) (1937) Singer – Ram Marathe, Lyrics – [Unattributed], Music – A Bhaskar Rao

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

jagat mein dhoom hai teri
daya ki wo mere bhagwan
sunaa deta hoon sun le ??
daya ki wo mere bhagwan
sunaa deta hoon sun le ??
daya ki wo mere bhagwan

bura hoon ya bhala hoon
jo bhi hoon tera pujaari hoon
bura hoon ya bhala hoon
jo bhi hoon. . .

. . . bhala hoon
jo bhi hoon tera pujaari hoon
suna deta hoon main gham ki
kahaani wo mere bhagwan
jagat mein dhoom hai teri
daya ki wo mere bhagwan

wo raja hi nahin
sab bekason ka aasra bhi hai
wo raja hi nahin
sab bekason ka aasra bhi hai
unhin ke dam se hai mera
?? wo mere bhagwan
unhin ke dam se hai mera
?? wo mere bhagwan
jagat mein dhoom hai teri
daya ki o mere bhagwan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जगत में धूम है तेरी
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्
सुना देता हूँ सुन ले ??
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्
सुना देता हूँ सुन ले ??
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्

बुरा हूँ या भला हूँ
जो भी हूँ तेरा पुजारी हूँ
बुरा हूँ या भला हूँ
जो भी हूँ॰ ॰ ॰

॰ ॰ ॰ भला हूँ
जो भी हूँ तेरा पुजारी हूँ
सुना देता हूँ मैं ग़म की
कहानी वो मेरे भगवन्
जगत में धूम है तेरी
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्

वो राजा ही नहीं
सब बेकसों का आसरा भी है
वो राजा ही नहीं
सब बेकसों का आसरा भी है
उन्हीं के दम से है मेरा
?? वो मेरे भगवन्
उन्हीं के दम से है मेरा
?? वो मेरे भगवन्
जगत में धूम है तेरी
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्

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