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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Blog Day : 3757 Post No. : 14726

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 28
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‘य’ – ये भीगी भीगी रात गगन पर तारों की बारात ॰ ॰ ॰

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हम बेखुदी में तुमको पुकारे चले गए ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Seems to be like another life time, that we have been waiting, and calling out for you, in the wilderness of nowhere. Alas, but it is not to be. . .

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Really spoilt for choices with the letter ‘य’. And I settle for this delightful twosome of a song – Geeta Dutt with Rafi Sb. The film is an obscure ‘Doctor Z’ from 1959. Produced and directed by Jaal, the films comes from the banner of Baliwala Films, Bombay. The star cast of this film is listed as Shakeela, Mahipal, Heeralal, Helen, Vinod Diwani, Krishna Kumari, Sundar, Mirza Musharraf, Dalpat, Tuntun, Nasreen, Shetty, Bhudo Advani, Homi, Rusi, Bismillah, Baburao Pehalwan, Radheshyam, Rafiq, Hanuman, Bala Ram, Dhondu, MK Hasan, Karandiker, and Sheetal Kumar.

The film has total of eight songs listed, out which, two songs, as per the Geet Kosh, are probably not released on gramophone records. The songs have been written by Akhtar Romani, and the music is by Manohar. This Manohar is the blind music director Manohar Lal Sonik, who was the senior partner in the team of music director duo – Sonik-Omi.

One song of this film is already present on our blog. It was posted on 9th Nov, 2011. And today, after almost full seven years, the second song of this film finds its place here.

The singing voices are of Rafi Sb, accompanied by Geeta Dutt. A delightful duet presented as a conversation between lovers, it is quite a treat to hear to this song. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Ye Bheegi Bheegi Raat Gagan Par Taaron Ki Baraat  (Doctor Z) (1959) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Manohar
Geeta Dutt + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics 

ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai
ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo

bhatke huye musaafir
manzil ko pa hi gaye
ulfat ke do safeene
saahil pea aa hi gaye
bhatke huye musaafir
manzil ko pa hi gaye
ulfat ke do safeene
saahil pea aa hi gaye
main kaise kahoon ye baat
ke aata sapnon mein har raat
koi dildaar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

jitna haseen hai mausam
utna hi tu bhi haseen
jee chaahe aaj ruk jaaye
saara zamaana yahin
jitna haseen hai mausam
utna hi tu bhi haseen
jee chaahe aaj ruk jaaye
saara zamaana yahin
de haat mein mere haath
ke chhoote ab na kabhi ye saath
yahi iqraar hai
ye kitni badi hai baat
ke tujhko pyaar hai mere saath
ke du dildaar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
aa haa
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है
ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
हो होsss हो होss

भटके हुये मुसाफिर
मंज़िल को पा ही गए
उल्फ़त के दो सफीने
साहिल पे आ ही गए
भटके हुये मुसाफिर
मंज़िल को पा ही गए
उल्फ़त के दो सफीने
साहिल पे आ ही गए
मैं कैसे कहूँ ये बात
के आता सपनों में हर रात
कोई दिलदार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

जितना हसीं है मौसम
उतना ही तू भी हसीं
जी चाहे आज रुक जाये
सारा ज़माना यहीं
जितना हसीं है मौसम
उतना ही तू भी हसीं
जी चाहे आज रुक जाये
सारा ज़माना यहीं
दे हाथ में मेरे हाथ
के छूटे अब ना कभी ये साथ
यही इक़रार है
ये कितनी बड़ी है बात
के तुझको प्यार है मेरे साथ
के तू दिलदार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
आ हा
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
हो होsss हो होss
हो होsss हो होss
हो होsss हो होss

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Blog Day : 3757 Post No. : 14725

Today (31 october 2018) is the 43rd remembrance day of S D Burman (1 october 1906- 31 october 1975).

As a tribute, we already had a long and interesting article on S D Burman by our inhouse HFM historian cum researcher Mr Sadanand Kamath.

SLBC (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation too spent almost the whole broadcast duration today by playing 27 S D Burman compositions today out of 28- the last being a K L Saigal song, of course. 27 S D Burman composition out of 670 odd HFM songs that S D Burman composed in his career work out to about 4 % of all S D Burman HFM songs.

My way of paying tributes to HFM artists is to present detaile filmography of those artists. It is no different today. Here in this aricle I will provide full filmography of S D Burman as far as Hindi movies are concerned.

S D Burman composed musuc in 89 released movies and one unreleased movie, as far as I can tell. As many as 74 of these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog. Overall, S D Burman composed some 670 songs in these movies. This blog has 626 of these songs. The blog also has 5 non film songs composed by S D Burman.

So in summary, only around 45 SD Burman HFM songs from 15 movies are left to be covered. All of these songs may not be available. My guess is that another 30 odd songs out of these 45 may be available and then S D Burman willjoin artists like K L Saigal and Suraiyya whose available songs are fully represented in the blog.

Here are the details of S D Burman songs from his hindi movies :-

Movie Name Year Songs in the blog Songs in movie Remarks
Aath Din 1946 6 7 Balance song not available
Shikaari 1946 9 10 Balance song not available
Dil Ki Raani 1947 9 9 One multiple version song
Chittor Vijay 1947 0 8 Songs of this movie are not available
Do Bhai 1947 9 9
Vidya 1948 10 10
Kamal 1949 10 10
Shabnam 1949 10 10
Afsar 1950 7 7
Mashaal 1950 7 7
Pyaar 1950 8 8
Baazi 1951 8 8
Bahaar 1951 8 8
Buzdil 1951 6 6
Ek Nazar 1951 9 9
Naujawaan 1951 7 7
Sazaa 1951 8 8
Jaal 1952 8 8
Laal Kunwar 1952 8 11
Armaan 1953 8 8
Baabla 1953 6 6
Jeevan Jyoti 1953 9 9
Shahanshah 1953 9 9
Angaarey 1954 10 10
Chaalis Baba Ek Chor 1954 8 12
Radha Krishna 1954 2 9
Taxi Driver 1954 8 8
Devdas 1955 10 10
House No 44 1955 8 8
Mad Bhare Nain 1955 8 8
Munim Ji 1955 11 11
Society 1955 8 8
Funtoosh 1956 8 8
Miss India 1957 10 10
Nau Do Gyarah 1957 8 8
Paying Guest 1957 7 7
Pyaasa 1957 11 11
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 1958 8 8
Kaala Paani 1958 6 6
Lajwanti 1958 6 6
Sitaaron se Aage 1958 8 10
Solva Saal 1958 5 5
Insaan Jaag Uthhaa 1959 7 7
Kaaghaz Ke Phool 1959 7 7
Sujata 1959 7 7
Apna Haath Jagannaath 1960 8 8
Bambai Ka Babu 1960 7 7
Bewaqoof 1960 9 9
Ek Ke Baad Ek 1960 8 8
Kaal Bazaar 1960 8 8
Manzil 1960 8 8
Miyaa Biwi Raazi 1960 7 7
Baat Ek Raat Ki 1962 8 8
Dr Vidya 1962 8 8
Naughty Boy 1962 6 8
Bandini 1963 7 7
Meri Soorat Teri Aankhen 1963 6 6
Tere Ghar Ke Saamne 1963 7 7
Benazir 1964 11 11
Kaise Kahoon 1964 7 7
Ziddi 1964 8 8
Guide 1965 10 10
Teen Deviyaan 1965 6 6
Jewel Thief 1967 7 7
Aradhana 1969 7 7
Jyoti 1969 5 5
Talaash 1969 8 8
Gambler 1970 5 5
Ishq Par Zor Nahin 1970 5 8
Prem Pujari 1970 7 7
Naya Zamaana 1971 7 7
Sharmeeli 1971 7 7
Tere Mere Sapne 1971 9 9
Anuraag 1972 6 6
Ye Gulistaan Hamaara 1972 4 7
Zindagi Zindagi 1972 7 7
Abhimaan 1973 7 7
Chhupa Rustam 1973 4 7
Jugnu 1973 6 6
Phagun 1973 3 6
Prem Nagar 1974 8 8
Sagina 1974 4 4
Us Paar 1974 5 5
Chupke Chupke 1975 4 4
Mili 1975 3 3
Arjun Pandit 1976 2 3
Baarood 1976 5 5
Deewaangi 1976 1 1
Tyaag 1976 1 5
Saaz (UR) 0 0
Total 89 movies 626 671 74 YIPPEED

As a tribute to S D Burman,I have chosen a song from “Naughty Boy”(1962).

“Naughty Boy”(1962) was produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Kishore Kumar, Kalpana, Omprakash, Sundar, Madan Puri, Kanu Roy, Krishnkant, Kundan, Praveen Paul, Shivraj, Sulochana Cahtterji, Prretibala, Nand Kishore, Masud, Paachhi, Manjula, Samar Chatterji, Kamaldeep, etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

The song is picturised on Kishore Kumar and others. One can see, among others, Edvina in the picturisation of this song. I am not familiar with others visible. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors in the picturisation.


Song-Nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare (Naughty Boy)(1962) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

nazre milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil

zaalim hamaare dil ko na todo
chhupna chhupaana chhodo
haan
zaalim hamaare dil ko na todo
chhupna chhupaana chhodo
tere bin ab mera jeena mushqil hai
jeena mushqil hai
nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil

seekha hai humne jab tumpe marna
phir dard se kya darna
haan
seekha hai humne jab tumpe marna
phir dard se kya darna
mohabbat dariya hai
dard saahil hai
dard saahil hai
wo wo wo wo wo wo
nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil

maana ki tu to husn e jahaan hai
humsa bhi aashiq kahaan hai
haan
maana ki tu to husne jahaan hai
humsa bhi aashiq kahaan hai
ye tera banda bhi tere kaabil hai
tere kaabil hai
nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil


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.

Blog Day : 3757 Post No. : 14724

Sachin Dev Burman is, beyond doubt, the most sensitive instrument of musical inspiration – his soul is the very soul of music, the very soul of magic. Navketan ….is synonymous with Burman …whose songs are nesting places of whistling birds, tinkling bells and sobbing flutes….. A genius who has breathed music, dreamed music, lived music all his life.

This was a part of a signed note written in his own hand writing by Dev Anand, probably as a tribute to S D Burman. The entire note was reproduced in the book “The Navketan Story – Cinema Modern” by Sidharth Bhatia (2011).

Today, October 31st 2018 is 43rd Remembrance Day of Sachin Dev Burman (01/10/1906 – 31/10/1975), a legendary music director whose song compositions of 1950s through early 70s sound as young today as they did at the time of their creation. On S D Burman’s 112th birth anniversary on October 1st, 2018, I had set out in an article on this Blog, his journey from the Royal Tripura Family to the country side of the then East Bengal, to Calcutta (Kolkata) and finally to Bombay (Mumbai) to become one of the leading music directors of the golden period of Hindi film music.

When S D Burman landed in Mumbai in 1944, he had tough competition from well-established music directors like Anil Biswas, Naushad, Ghulam Haider, Khemchand Prakash and C Ramchandra. There were also emerging music directors in the mid-1940s like Sajjad Hussain, Husnlal-Bhagatram, Shyam Sundar, Hansraj Bahl etc. To some extent, his competition lessened with the migration of Ghulam Haider to Pakistan in 1948 and the sudden death of Khemchand Prakash in 1950. However, he had to face competition from new music directors – Shankar-Jaikishan, O P Nayyar. Madan Mohan, Roshan etc who operated concurrently with him.

There were some other handicaps with which S D Burman commenced his musical career. Apart from his poor knowledge of Hindi, S D Burman was said to have some personality traits which were not conducive for creating a successful filmy career. He gave an impression that he was whimsical, temperamental and stubborn. He lacked tact in handling his prospective customers (producers-directors). On the ‘plus’ side of his personality, as outlined by many who had worked with S D Burman, he was sagacious, humble, unbiased and had child-like innocence. Perhaps these qualities in him more than made up for his negative traits.

In Hindi film industry, in addition to talent, one also requires net-working with those who matters for picking up the music director for their films. He rarely attended filmy parties. He would not meet producer-directors or actors’ to seek work. He had very few friends and almost all of them were associated with Hindustani classical music or from Bengali music circle.

Despite all these handicaps and competitions from fellow music directors, I wonder as how could S D Burman maintain his position as one of the top music directors for as long as 24 years (1951-1975)? Let me analyse it based on 50 odd interviews of personality I have gone through who had closely worked with S D Burman and also of those who had known him.

For S D Burman, music was his world. Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia called him ‘Sangeet Sant’ (Saint of Music). Uttam Singh who was a violinist in S D Burman’s team of musicians and later a music director referred to him as ‘Rishi’ (Sage). Those who have closely worked with him had noticed that most of the time, he was in musical trance. Neeraj once observed that when Burman Dada was creating tunes for dance songs, he himself would dance to get a feel as to how a tune will fit on a dance song. Even among his few close friends, music was the only subject of his talk.

He was totally committed to song compositions under whatever the circumstances. Vijay Anand, in an interview taken by Piyush Sharma, had revealed that Burman Dada had composed some of the songs of ‘Guide’ (1965) from his hospital bed. He had personally gone to collect one of the tunes ‘piya tose naina laage re from the hospital bed. That he could conceive and create such a complex tunes ( 4 antaras in the song have different melodic treatments) even during illness speaks volume for his calibre as a music director. Waheeda Rahman had revealed that Burman Dada would tell her that he had conceived the tune with these dance steps in his mind so she should take care to do justice to them during the shooting. For ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), he had called Hema Malini to his home to explain the dance style of ta thai tat thai that thai ta. His good understanding of almost all aspects of song picturisation with his passion for perfection resulted in a very high percentage of his songs becoming hit.

S D Burman was never part of the rat race in the field of music direction in Bollywood. He would restrict the work of music direction to just 3-4 films a year. He had a phobia that if he took more films on hand, he may sound repetitive in his song composition. His style of composition required sufficient time to work on the songs to his full satisfaction. He would agree to compose songs for a film only after he had gone through the script of the film and the song sequences were fitting well in the story of the film.

There was an instance quoted by Pulak Bandopadhyay, who worked with S D Burman as lyricist for his non-film Bangla songs. He was present when this incidence happened. One day, a gentleman from the South film industry came to Burman Dada’s house and opened his brief case which was full of currency notes. He wanted to sign Burman Dada for his film. Burman Dada told the gentleman that he could show him as many bundles of currency notes as he had but he had no time to take up the new assignment.

After the gentleman had left disappointed, one of the persons in his room told Burman Dada that he should not have refused the film. He replied him by way of an idiomatic expression to make him understand. He compared film music as a draw-well. He said if one draws all the water from the well, it dries up. One needs to give the well sometime to recoup the water. [I have paraphrased here from the instance mentioned in ‘S D Burman – The World of His Music’ by Khagesh Dev Burman (Second Impression, 2016)].

Another important feature of S D Burman’s song compositions was that he was so particular about his melodic creations that he would not allow his singer’s voice and the lyrics to be over-shadowed by heavy orchestration. He used to tell his music arrangers that his melody was like a beautiful bride who did not need much ornamentation and dressing up. Another idiomatic expression he used to give in this regard was that orchestration was like a bindi (dot) on the forehead of a lady. A small bindi (dot) on the forehead of a beautiful lady would enhance her beauty. But a big bindi will spoil her beauty.

S D Burman was a strong believer in experimentation. Probably, this belief stemmed from his phobia that his songs may sound repetitive if he did not do something different. A sample of some non-film Bengali songs which he had composed in the 1930s and 40s itself gives an indication of his experimentation. Once in a conversation with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, the Santoor player, Burman Dada said in his broken Hindi “main maar khaayega lekin main kuchh naya karega’’. What he meant was that he would continue to experiment with his songs and the music compositions even though his experiments may sometime fail. Let me list out at least a few of his experimentation:

1. I think, the first successful experimentation S D Burman carried was converting a ghazal into a club song tadbeer se bigdi huyi taqdeer bana le. This song became so famous that the film ‘Baazi’ (1951) became synonymous with this song. In ‘Funtoosh’ (1956), he once again converted a ghazal sounding lyrics into a light fun song, wo dekhen to unki inaayat.

2. In jaane kya toone kahi, a new musical instrument called Chinese Temple Blocks was used which created a mesmerising impact to match the mood in the song. The instrument was played by Kersi Lord, the Drummer and Accordionist in the S D Burman’s team of musicians. Another surprise was that S D Burman experimented by using Khol (a type of percussion) in this song which was essentially a naughty one. In Bengal and other North-Eastern States, the khol is used mainly for devotional and kirtan songs. In hothon mein aisi baat main daba ke chali aayi, S D Burman used a variety of percussion instruments of North-East Indian states and from Nepal and Myanmar numbering around 20.

3. Music Director Chitragupt used to tell his music director sons, Anand-Milind to study the songs composed by S D Burman especially the antara part of the songs where he sometimes experimented by composing in different metres than the mukhda metres. Anand gave an example of the song, choodi nahin ye mera dil hai which has antaras in different metres than mukhda. Even within antara, three out of 5 lines are again in different metres. The expertise of S D Burman in these types of songs is that the tune of antaras in different metres is brought close to the mukhda tune of the song like an aircraft making a smooth landing.

4. Poet Neeraj who started writing for S D Burman from ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) also said that Burman Dada did a lot of experimentation with his song compositions. For instance, in phoolon ke rang se dil ki kalam se, Burman Dada started the song with antara. It was after 7 lines that the mukhda of 4 lines started. In dil aaj shaayar hai, there was no mukhda at all. For the song, yaaron neelaam karo susti, Burman Dada composed the first two lines based on a folk song, the next two lines were raag based tune, 5th and 6th lines were pop based tune and the last 4 lines which are the mukhda of the song were composed in qawwali style. Neeraj said that Burman Dada did these kinds of experimentation to break the monotony in the songs.

5. S D Burman was a fan of Ustad Faiyaz Khan of Agra Gharana. With his prior approval, he had used his famous bandish, ‘jhan jhan jhan jhan paayal baaje’ in Raag Nat Behag in composing non-film Bengali song ‘jhan jhan jhan jhan manjeera baaje’ (1937) which became very popular. He reused the tune with some improvisation in Hindi film ‘Buzdil’ (1951).

But in ‘Manzil’ (1960), S D Burman went a step ahead. He experimented with using Ustad Faiyaz Khan’s famous Dadra in Raag Bhairavi, ‘banaao batiyaan hato kaahe ko jhooti’ on Mehmood as arre hato kaahe ko jhooti banaao batiyaan in a light comical situation. He got Manna Dey to sing keeping in view the fact that he was singing for Mehmood in the role of Paanwala. When I first heard this song without the picturisation, I really felt that it was sung as a semi-classical song in the film as a part of the stage show. This song became very popular because it had the chord to connect with the masses.

Later, Roshan also adopted this experimentation successfully in laaga chunri mein daag chupaaun kaise and in phool gendwa na maaro. Both these semi-classical songs have been used in comical situations and sung by Manna Dey.

6. According to Uttam Singh, Violinist with S D Burman and R D Burman and later the music director, S D Burman is the only music director in Hindi film industry who has experimented with composing a classical dance song, piya tose naina laage re in Rupak Taal (7 beats) which is regarded as unusual for a dance song. He said that after this dance song, no other music director in Hindi film industry has attempted to compose a classical dance song in Rupak Taal.

I do not know much of the nuances of Hindustani classical music. On-line study material gave me some idea as to why Rupak Taal is unusual. All other Taals like Dadra Taal (6 beats), Kherwah (8 beats), Ek Taal (12 beats), Dhamar (14 beats), Teentaal (16 beats) etc have even number of beats. It is only the Rupak Taal which has uneven number of beats (7).

7. Shekhar Sen, the current Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akadamy who is also a singer, lyricist, composer, playwright and musicologist, said that Burman Dada had experimented composing a Hindi film song on Merukhand style used in Hindustani classical music. Merukhand is an improvisation style recited in the 3-4 notes in sargam. For example, 4 notes, Sa Re Ga Ma can be sung in various combination in maximum of 24 patterns without repeating any note. Merukhand is used for vocal practice by those who have just completed training in Hindustani classical music.

The song in Merukhand which Shekhar Sen referred to was palkon ke peeche se kya kah daala. Getting a clue from this song, I guess, geet pehle bana thhaa yaa bani thhi ye sargam is also a Merukhand inspired song. Both these songs became popular.

Let me summarise as to how S D Burman could remain as one of the top music directors for as long as 24 years (1951-1975). First, he concentrated on the quality rather than quantity of song compositions by restricting his assignments to not more than 3-4 film in a year. Secondly, he chose mainly those genres of films for which he had a flavour for composing songs. Thirdly, he ensured that he worked with those directors who had been excellent in song picturisation. He was lucky to get directors like Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla, Vijay Anand, Bimal Roy and later Shakti Samanta and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Fourthly, he did improvisation in his song compositions to make them acceptable to the masses. He also made experimentation in the song compositions to ensure that his songs did not become monotonous.

I will end my longish post on Burman Dada with a quote from Shekhar Sen. “Burman Dada’s song compositions were like lime pickle which became more tasty as years passed”.

On the occasion of 43rd Remembrance Day of S D Burman, I present one of the songs composed by him, ‘o tushima ri tushima..aa gaya toofaan’ from the film ‘Ye Gulistaan Hamaara’ (1972). The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar on the lyrics of Anand Bakshi.

The tune of the song is based on a Nepali folk song which S D Burman’s Madal player, Ranjit Gazmer had once sang among his other musicians while relaxing during the rehearsal. S D Burman liked the tune and later used in this film with some improvisation.

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Acknowledgements:

In writing this article, I have relied on interviews which were given by those who had closely worked with/close association with S D Burman. They included producers-directors, actors, music directors, singers, lyricists, music arrangers, lead musicians and his close friends. Most of videos/audio interviews were taken by Moti Lalwani which he has uploaded on YT.

Video Clip:

Song-Ho tushima ri tushima…aa gaya toofaan (Ye Gulistaan Hamaara)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

ho o o o
tushima aa aa

ho tushima ri tushima
ho tushima ri tushima
aaj jaane kis kaaran
haule haule doley mann
aaj jaane kis kaaran
haule haule doley mann
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya toofaan
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya toofaan
ho tushima ri tushima
ho tushima ri tushima

chhaayi masti basti basti
parvat parvat jhoomen
chhaayi masti
chhaayi masti basti-basti
parvat parvat jhoomen
yoon chale purvaai
ang ang leve angdaai
dharti chhuve aasmaan
aa gaya toofaan
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya toofaan
ho tushima ri tushima
ho tushima ri tushima

thhanda paani chhoone se bhi
aag badan mein laage
thhanda paani
thhanda paani chhoone se bhi
aag badan mein laage
neend se joban jaaga
chupke se dhadkan laaga
mera manwa beimaan
aa gaya toofaan
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya toofaan
ho tushima ri tushima
ho tushima ri tushima

maine dekha apna mukhda
maujon ke darpan mein
maine dekha
maine dekha apna mukhda
maujon ke darpan mein
mann se maine poochha
yeh hoon main yaa koi dooja
itni sundar main kahaan
aa gaya toofaan
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Blog Day :

3756 Post No. : 14723 Movie Count :

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Missing Films of 1960s – 83
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A delectable discovery, this wonderful duet of Asha ji and Usha ji. And one more film of the 1960s gets added to our blog today.

‘Tarzan 303’ – I was not even aware of this film before I started working on this series. And even now, no information is available, except what is there in the Geet Kosh. Indian film producers have a set fascination for the theme of Tarzan. From 1931 to 1980, no less than 15 films have been produced which contain ‘Tarzan’ in their title. And there probably are some more after 1980 also.

The film being introduced today is a production from the banner of Bhanu Films, Bombay and is directed by Chandrakant. There are four songs listed for this film. All songs are from the pen of Prem Dhawan, and the music composition is by Harish Dhawan. No information about this music director is forthcoming. As per Geet Kosh, this seems to be the only film for which he has composed the music. I do not know if he is in any way connected with Prem Dhawan. I would request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this unknown music director, as well as about this film.

The cast of actors is listed as Master Chandgiram, Shabnam, K N Singh, Tiwari, Azad, Renu, Johnny Whisky, Bhupendra, Lata Arora, Ravi Singh, Dilip Dutt, Rani Malini, Rajni, Uttam Kumar, V K Verma, Hameed, Khalid, Ramlal Pehalwan, Sato Pehalwan, Rambabu Pehalwan, R Chandra, Ridku, Rizvi, Ramchandra, and Shakeela Bano Bhopali. Quite a standard fare, as expected for a stunt film in the 1960s. Master Chandgi Ram is the name that stands out as a new name. I have presented his brief biosketch in my earlier post from this series itself, when I presented the song “Neele Ambar Se Tumhaare Liye Aayi” of the film ‘Veer Gatotkach’ (1970). Apparently he has appeared only in three films on record, the third one being ‘Maha Shivratri’ from 1972.

The song presented today is a delightful duet sung by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. Quite a quick paced rendition for what seems to be a twin dance song on the screen. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Haaye Haaye Tera Jawaab Kahaan  (Tarzan 303) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Harish Dhawan
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

neend aati nahin hai sanam
hamen to ab raaton mein
neend aati nahin hai sanam
hamen to ab raaton mein
baithe rehte hain hum raat bhar
ye dil liye haathon mein
kabhi to dekho idhar
meri jaan bas ik nazar
chaahne waale tere hain hum dilruba
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

sab pe aate jawaani ki din
magar yun na aate hain
sab pe aate jawaani ki din
magar yun na aate hain
dekh le tujhko jo ek jhalak
nazar na hataate hain
jawaani chadhti rahe
khumaari badhti rahe
deten hain ye duaaen tujhe hum sada
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा

नींद आती नहीं है सनम
हमें तो अब रातों में
नींद आती नहीं है सनम
हमें तो अब रातों में
बैठे रहते हैं हम रात भर
ये दिल लिए हाथों में
कभी तो देखो इधर
मेरी जान बस इक नज़र
चाहने वाले तेरे हैं हम दिलरुबा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा

सब पे आते जवानी के दिन
मगर यूं ना आते हैं
सब पे आते जवानी के दिन
मगर यूं ना आते हैं
देख ले तुझको जो एक झलक
नज़र ना हटाते हैं
जवानी चढ़ती रहे
खुमारी बढ़ती रहे
देतें हैं ये दुआएं तुझे हम सदा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा


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.

Blog Day : 3756 Post No. : 14722

Today’s song is from a film called ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ (1956). This is a film in which singer Talat Mahmood acted as a hero opposite heroine Roopmala. Talat Mahmood (24-2-1924 to 9-5-1998) acted in 12 films from 1945 to 1958 and he also did a cameo role, singing a song-“Shukriya Ae Pyaar Tera Shukriya“, of  three and half minutes in film Aaram-1951. In his early career starting in Calcutta, he fell in love with a Bangla actress Latika Mullick. They got married on 20-2-1951. She was converted to Islam and was renamed Nasreen, who bore two children to Talat. As per a book by Manek Premchand, ‘Talat Mahmood – The Velvet Touch’, he sang 777 songs which included Hindi film songs, NFS and unreleased films etc. As per another source he sang 451 Hindi film songs from 259 Hindi films.

Two very good singers – and my favourites – spoiled their singing careers at the cost of fulfilling their misplaced hype of making it as a singing hero, when such times had died down after Saigal. Mukesh ( 22-7-1923 to 27-8-1976 ) acted in 8 films from 1941 to 1956 and sang 928 songs from 538 films, as per one source. I personally feel, the film bug did more damage to Talat than Mukesh. Of course a money-smart Talat made it up with innumerable foreign tours for concerts and singing jaunts with a party made up of musicians, singers and mimicry artistes.

Recently, I received a copy of Talat’s handwritten inland letter, sent to one of my friends in Gujarat, who wanted to arrange his show. As per what Talat wrote on 26-12-1977, his fees was Rs. 12,000/-, plus hotel accommodation for him and others. The troupe, he said, consisted of singers, dancers, musicians and mimicry artistes. One may feel that Rs. 12,000 was too low, but remember, this was 41 years ago, when petrol was less than two rupees per litre. In late 70s, I had rented a two bedroom, 1,000 sq ft flat in prime locality like Andheri in Bombay, for just Rs. 800 pm. Today the same size flat will command a rent of Rs. 40,000 + pm.

Like the values of money and values of life changed in all these years, almost everything has changed nowadays. These changes have not come overnight, but like slow poisoning, the changes took almost 50 to 60 years to show their effect. The second world war and the independence era were the beginning when quantity started overpowering quality. The film industry was also not an exception. How good the acting or the music was, became secondary and how many films, became the testing apparatus to judge the actor or the composer. Thus the simple but the talented artistes fell behind and those who pushed hard or had the right connections (and the luck) went much ahead.

In the field of Music Direction, at least two names come to the mind, who were talented but too simple to last in the neck to neck competition of the film line. One of them was Snehal Bhatkar (the other being, Bharat Bhai’s favourite- Jaidev). He was the MD for the film ‘Diwali Ki Raat’.

White full shirt, ironed white pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi – he could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari’ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented, yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar, as we all know him.

In Hindi film music field there were some talented composers like Ghulam Mohd, Mohd. Shafi, Iqbal Qureshi, Daan singh, C Arjun, Ramlal, Sardar Malik, Ajit Merchant, Jamal Sen, Dattaram, Ganesh, etc. who could never reach the peaks of their careers. They really deserved success and fame, but luck did not favour them. Big banners never approached them and eventually the losers were the music lovers in India. These composers did not know, perhaps, how to sell their art. May be they never wanted to enslave music to gain name and fame, instead they preferred to settle for genuine service to music!

Snehal Bhatkar was one such composer. The maxim of simple living and high thinking never worked in this Mayanagari, but he had no regrets. Till the very end he was contented with whatever God gave him, and whatever name and success he achieved.

He was born into and grew up in a family that was surrounded by traditional devotional music all around. In the lower middle class, the people had their entertainments in singing bhajans and doing keertans in temples en masse.

Vasudev G. Bhatkar was born on 17-7-1919. He knew at least 100 bhajans by heart by the time he was in his 10th class. He was invited to sing in Ganesh Melas and other celebrations and soon became a well-known name in the locality. Because of his singing and skills in playing harmonium and other instruments, he got a job with HMV in Bombay. Here he used to give accompaniment on harmonium to big classical singers. At the same time, taking cognizance of his singing skills, many Marathi bhavgeets and bhajans were recorded by HMV. Some of them are popular in Maharashtra even today.

All this while, Bhatkar was looking for opportunity to compose in films. Sudhir Phadke who also served in HMV and recorded some songs from 1943 to 1945, joined hands with Bhatkar and made a pair – Vasudev-Sudhir. In 1946, they got a film of Baburao Painter – ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’ – for music direction. The problem was that due to his service in HMV, he could not openly work outside. Hence he only gave his name as Vasudev. After this film, the pair separated and Phadke went to give music to films like ‘Gokul’ (1946), ‘Aagey Badho’ (1947), etc. Due to financial constraints Bhatkar was unable to leave his job with HMV.

In 1941, Bhatkar had come to know Kidar Sharma while recording songs for his film ‘Chitralekha’, which he was making for Ranjit Studios. Sharma had just come from Calcutta to establish himself in Bombay. He had a knack of identifying talents. He first gave a chance to Bhatkar to sing some songs with Leela Sawant in his film ‘Kaliyan’ (1944). After ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’, Kidar Sharma gave him his first break as an independent composer in his film ‘Neelkamal’ (1947), where Kidar Sharma launched Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in adult roles as the leading pair. Here Bhatkar used the name B Vasudev. In the subsequent years Bhatkar used different names for different films like VG Bhatkar in ‘Sant Tukram’ (1948), ‘Sati Ahalya’ (1949) and ‘Pagle’ (1950), and Snehal in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948) and ‘Thes’ (1949). After doing ‘The’s and ‘Sati Ahalya’, Bhatkar resigned from HMV.

Snehal Bhatkar and Kidar Sharma were very good friends. Kidar gave him ‘Neki Aur Badi’ in 1949. Meanwhile, Kidar Sharma met Roshan Lal Nagrath in some musical event. Sharma was terribly impressed with Roshan and wanted to give him a break in his film. At that point of time, Kidar had just started work on ‘Neki Aur Badi’. He had a heart to heart talk with Bhatkar and Bhatkar gladly left the film for Roshan. Thus Roshan got his break with ‘Neki aur Badi’. Roshan never forgot Bhatkar’s magnanimity in his life and always respected Bhatkar. In return Kidar Sharma gave ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) to Bhatkar. As he was a free bird now, Bhatkar started using the name SNEHAL BHATKAR  from this film. Snehal was the short form of Snehalata, his daughter.

Snehal Bhatkar did many Marathi films and recorded many bhajans in Marathi, which are ever popular. He did 28 films in Hindi (including one unreleased film in the 1950s) and 12 films in Marathi. Out of 27 released Hindi films, 9 were made by Kidar Sharma.

The song which made Mubarak Begum and Bhatkar famous in India was ‘Kabhi Tanhayion Mein, Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ from the film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961). (This film was was originally named ‘Jawaan Mohabbat’). Actually this song was to be done by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata had already recorded two songs for this film. Due to her extremely busy schedule she was unable to do this song, so she suggested the name of Asha Bhosle. But Kidar Sharma, already upset over Lata’s refusal, opted for Mubarak Begum and the rest, as they say, is history. She imbued a unique character to this song with her special voice.

After 1960, the musical scene in India was undergoing drastic changes and there was no space for composers like Bhatkar, who used minimum orchestra and dwelt upon melody. His films came in long intervals. Even Kidar Sharma left him after ‘Fariyaad’ (1964) only to return in ‘Pehla Qadam’ (1981). Finally Bhatkar did his last Hindi film ‘Sahme Hue Sitare’ (1994), which featured his son Ramesh Bhatkar, who was already a popular hero in Marathi film, stage and TV. This obscure film did nothing good to Bhatkar. After retirement Bhatkar devoted his time for children’s welfare and his original love – Bhajan Mandali singing.

Snehal or Vasudev Gangaram Bhatkar, together with cousin Devji Bhatkar and Panchambuwa Pandurang Shivalkar, was the founder member of ‘Vishwambhar Prasadik Bhajan Mandal’ in Dadar. It is still in operation after 50 years, with new set of singers. Bhatkar was very kind hearted. Every year, during Ganapati festival he used to visit his ancestral village ‘Bhate’ in Ratnagiri district and participate in singing bhajans.

Lata, Talat and Mukesh were his favourite singers. Although Talat has not sung many songs for him, his song “Zindagi Kis Mod Pe Laayee Hamein” from ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ was very popular. When rehearsals for this song were being done, Bhatkar had used only tabla and sitar for the practice session. The producer who chanced upon this rehearsal was so much impressed with this that he insisted recording the song only with minimum instruments. So, this song has only tabla, sitar and another instrument for accompaniment.

Though there were many melodious songs composed by Bhatkar like, Khusro’s “Lakhi Babul More Kaahe Ko Deenha Bides Re” sung soulfully by Mukesh in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948); “Ro-oge Pachhtaoge” by Mukesh and Rajkumari in ‘Thes’ (1949); Lata’s “Chanda Tujhko Laaj Na Aayee” from ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951); Suman Kalyanpur’s “Haal-e-Dil Unko Sunana Tha“- Fariyaad (1964), no other big banner producer opted for Snehal Bhatkar, except Kidar Sharma . May be his compositions were not so simple for common man to hum or sing, although they were quality songs.

Despite several melodious songs Bhatkar was never counted among the first line composers. Kidar Sharma returned to him in 1980, but by that time Snehal Bhatkarwas already on a descending track.

SNEHAL BHATKAR, a talented but sadly not much applauded composer, died peacefully on 29-5-2007 at his Dadar home.

Today’s song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. As far as I know, this is my first song of Mahendra Kapoor. Today’s song was his first solo song of his career. Mahendra Kapoor was among the premier playback singers of the Golden Age of Hindi musical cinema, with hits like “Chalo Ek Baar ” and “Neele Gagan Ke Taley” vaulting him to a level of celebrity rivaling the on-screen actors miming to his vocals. Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar,  Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition in 1957. His victory captured the attention of filmmaker Raja Nawathe, who used him in 1958’s ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. This also caused a controversy, because the contest was for new comers and Mahendra Kapoor had already sung  songs in several films like ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Madhur Milan’ (1955) ‘Lalkar’ (1956) and ‘Heer’ (1956) and also his first solo song in film ‘Diwali Ki Raat (1956). Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc. (beetehuedin.com has all the relevant details on this controversy and the court case etc, in MK’s interview article).

A year later, Kapoor launched into the top ranks of Bollywood singers when composer and musical director Ramchandra Chitalkar tapped him to perform the show stopping “Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi” in the film ‘Navrang’ (1959). Kapoor quickly proved himself a versatile talent even by Bollywood standards, performing in a number of regional Indian languages beyond his native Hindi. Within the sub genre of Marathi language productions, he was renowned as the playback singer of choice for superstar Dada Kondke — and over time his repertoire expanded, becoming virtually synonymous with patriotic anthems when he delivered “Mere Desh Ki Dharthi. . .” in Manoj Kumar’s 1967 film ‘Upkaar’, a rendition that also earned him the Best Male Playback Singer honors from India’s National Film Awards voters.

Kapoor remained a respected and popular figure across his five-decade cinema career, notching additional hits via “Iktara Bole. . .” (from ‘Yaadgaar’, 1970), “Fakira Chal Chala Chal” (from ‘Fakira’, 1976) and “Ab Ke Baras” (from ‘Kranti’, 1981). While his filmography embraces dozens of directors, he enjoyed his most fruitful collaboration with filmmaker BR Chopra, a partnership that extends across productions like 1959’s ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, 1963’s ‘Gumrah’, 1965’s ‘Waqt’, 1969’s ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ and 1973’s ‘Dhund’. From 1980 onward Kapoor appeared largely in small, regional films in the Punjabi and Bhojpuri tongues, and with son Rohan he mounted a series of live tours spanning across India and overseas. His contributions to the Bollywood industry were later recognized via the Indian government’s Padmashri Award as well as the Madhya Pradesh government’s Lata Mangeshkar Award. Poor health plagued Kapoor during the final years of his life, and he suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep on September 27, 2008.

Today’s song is the 7th song from this film, to be discussed here. There are 10 songs in the film as per HFGK, but one Talat song was removed from the film. For this film, Kersi Mistry and Prabhakar Naren were the assistants for Bhatkar. Mistry later claimed that the above song was composed by him.


Song – Tere Dar Ki Bhikmangi Hai Daata Duniya Saari (Diwaali Ki Raat) (1956) Singers – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, Music – Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tere dar ki
bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi maange mahal do-mehle
koi kutiya chhoti
koi maange sona chaandi
koi sookhi roti
re roti
koi maange laal salona
koi maange laal salona
koi sundar naari
maange koi sundar naari
waah re duniya rachne waale
shaan hai teri nyaari
shaan hai teri nyaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon tere pujaari
donon tere pujaari
khel rahe ho khel anokhe
kya samjhe sansaari
kya samjhe sansaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरे दर की
भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई मांगे महल दो-महले
कोई कुटिया छोटी
कोई मांगे सोना चाँदी
कोई सूखी रोटी
रे रोटी
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई सुंदर नारी
मांगे कोई सुंदर नारी
वाह रे दुनिया रचने वाले
शान है तेरी न्यारी
शान है तेरी न्यारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
खेल रहे हो खेल अनोखे
क्या समझे संसारी
क्या समझे संसारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Blog Day : 3755 Post No. : 14721

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 27
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’ – महफिल में तेरे हुस्न का दीवाना कौन है ॰ ॰ ॰

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हम इंतज़ार करेंगे ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Knowing it is futile – no one returns from where you have gone. But still, the heart knows no other emotion. And so we will wait, till whenever we can.

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This duet song from the 1962 film ‘Rooplekha’ is a real treat. It is vintage Rafi, sung with that signature ‘खुमारी’ and ‘मस्ती’, the inimitable flavors of sounds that only Rafi Sb could render. When I came across this song while searching for a duet of Rafi Sb starting with ‘म’, I was quite excited. The emotion that ran through my mind was the oft represented thought – how come this song is not yet on the blog. Quite a popular favorite from the radio listening days, it is a wonder that this gem has kept away from our blog. And not that this film is new here – already two songs of this film are showcased here. Both solos, one is a wonderful treat from Suman Kalyanpur – “Tu Ne Chura Li Mere Maathe Ki Bindiya” and a bhajan in the voice of Rafi Sb – “Bahjan Bina Baawre”.

Checking out the Geet Kosh, we find that three films with this same title have been released – in 1934, 1939 and 1962. This 1962 film is produced under the banner of Prithvi Pictures, Bombay and is directed by Mohammed Hussain. The six songs in this film are all written by Farooque Kaiser. And the wonderful compositions are from the mind of Nashaad. Regulars will recall that Nashaad is the pseudonym for Shaukat Ali, aka Shaukat Hussain Dehlavi. His first break in Hindi films as a music director was with the film ‘Naghma’ of 1953. And this break came about in very interesting circumstances. Nakshab Jarchvi, the producer director of this film was trying to engage Naushad Sb as the music director for his film. Certain circumstances prevailed and Naushad Sb declined the offer. Somewhat piqued by this response, Nakshab Sb brought in Shaukat Ali, who was working as assistant music director till then, and gave him charge of the music department for his film. And he also suggested to use the pseudonym ‘Nashaad’, in a likely riposte to Naushad Sb’s refusal.

Coming to the star cast of this film, the Geet Kosh lists the following actors Mahipal, Vijaya Chaudhary, Sundar, Raj Adeeb, Shaam Kumar, Krishna Kumari, Amar, Jeevankala, Madhumati, Rafiq, Munshi Munakka, Mohammad Ali, Ghani, Arvind Kumar, Dhondu, Balram, Nazeer Kashmiri, Shri Bhagwan, Pandey Ji, Ravikant, Shamu, Kathana, and Sujata.

On screen, this song is presented as a mujra dance song – a peculiar one – in that the ‘saazinda’ (musician) accompanying the dancer is leading the singing. We see Mahipal playing the sitar and Vijaya Chaudhry doing the dance sequence. There are two other characters in this scenario. One lady, who I guess is Krishna Kumari, and a gentleman I am not able to place a name to the face. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please confirm / correct / add the names for these two artists.

The duet is an exchange of queries and responses between the two artists. Very interesting words, and a very dear composition. The renditions, of course, Rafi Sb and Suman Kalyanpur – one of their best duets in my opinion. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Mehfil Mein Tere Husn Ka Deewaana Kaun Hai  (Rooplekha) (1962) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Farooque Kaiser, MD – Nashaad

Lyrics 

aaaaaa aaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaa aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaa aaaa aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaa aa aaaaaa

mehfil mein tere husn ka
deewaana kaun hai
mehfil mein tere husn ka deewaana kaun hai
mehfil mein tere husn ka deewaana kaun hai
ye shamma jaanti hai ke
parwaana kaun hai
ye shamma jaanti hai parwaana kaun hai
mehfil mein tere husn ka deewaana kaun hai

chhup ke jalna pyaar mein
achha nahin janaab
kis baat ki hai der
ulat dijiye naqaab
aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa
beparda ho ke
pyaar mein jeena fuzool hai
raah e wafa mein shaan se marna qabool hai
aji ab aap hi bataaiye
deewaana kaun hai
ab aap hi bataaiye deewaana kaun hai
deewaana ho ji
parwaana ho ji
mastaana kaun hai
ye shamma jaanti hai parwaana kaun hai
mehfil mein tere husn ka deewaana kaun hai

tum apne dil ka raaz
kahaan tak chhupaaoge
bach ke meri nigaah se
jaane na paaoge
aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaa
pehchaanti hai meri nazar
sabko meharbaan
sukh chain mera chheen ke
baithe hain wo yahaan
arey dekhenge hum bhi aap ka
mastaana kaun hai
dekhenge hum bhi aap ka mastaana kaun hai
ye shamma jaanti hai ke
parwaana kaun hai
ye shamma jaanti hai parwaana kaun hai
mehfil mein tere husn ka deewaana kaun hai

ye maante hain hum ke
bade badnaseeb hain
oo oo ooo
phir bhi khushi hai hum ko
ke tum se qareeb hain
aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaa
khul jaaye raaz e dil to
qayaamat na ho kahin
darte hain tum ko hum se
mohabbat na ho kahin
haaye
khul jaaye ye bhi raaz ke
deewaana kaun hai
khul jaaye ye bhi raaz ke deewaana kaun hai
deewaana ho ji
parwaana ho ji
mastaana kaun hai
ye shamma jaanti hai parwaana kaun hai
mehfil mein tere husn ka deewaana kaun hai

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आsssss आss आssssssss
आssss आssss आss आssssssss
आssssssssss आsss आsssssss
आssssss आs आsssss

महफिल में तेरे हुस्न का
दीवाना कौन है
महफिल में तेरे हुस्न का दीवाना कौन है
महफिल में तेरे हुस्न का दीवाना कौन है
ये शम्मा जानती है के
परवाना कौन है
ये शम्मा जानती है परवाना कौन है
महफिल में तेरे हुस्न का दीवाना कौन है

छुप छुप के जलना प्यार में
अच्छा नहीं जनाब
किस बात की है देर
उलट दीजिये नकाब
आsssss आssss आssssss
आsssssss आssssssss
बेपरदा हो के
प्यार में जीना फ़ुज़ूल है
राहे वफा में शान से मरना कबूल है
अजी अब आप ही बताइये
दीवाना कौन है
अब आप ही बताइये दीवाना कौन है
दीवाना हो जी
परवाना हो जी
मस्ताना कौन है
ये शम्मा जानती है परवाना कौन है
महफिल में तेरे हुस्न का दीवाना कौन है

तुम अपने दिल का राज़
कहाँ तक छुपाओगे
बच के मेरी निगाह से
जाने ना पाओगे
आsssssss आsssssss आsss
पहचानती है मेरी नज़र
सबको मेहरबान
सुख चैन मेरा छीन के
बैठे हैं वो यहाँ
अरे देखेंगे हम भी आपका
मस्ताना कौन है
देखेंगे हम भी आपका मस्ताना कौन है
ये शम्मा जानती है के
परवाना कौन है
ये शम्मा जानती है परवाना कौन है
महफिल में तेरे हुस्न का दीवाना कौन है

ये मानते हैं हम के
बड़े बदनसीब हैं
ओ ओ ओsss ओssss
फिर भी खुशी है हमको
के तुम से करीब हैं
आsssssss आsssssss आsss
खुल जाये राज़े दिल तो
क़यामत ना हो कहीं
डरते हैं तुमको हमसे
मोहब्बत ना हो कहीं
हाए
खुल जाये ये भी राज़ के
दीवाना कौन है
खुल जाये ये भी राज़ के दीवाना कौन है
दीवाना हो जी
परवाना हो जी
मस्ताना कौन है
ये शम्मा जानती है परवाना कौन है
महफिल में तेरे हुस्न का दीवाना कौन है


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Blog Day :

3755 Post No. : 14720 Movie Count :

4022

Welcome all to this article which comes after my last post on 13th October in Remembrance of Kishore Kumar. In between I was supposed to send couple of articles which I could not do because of the project work now in full swing at site and we have to sometimes work for extended hours too. I was also trying to finish two of my earlier posts which got stuck up due to the same reason and then even though they were in my mind I was trying to get back to the rhythm to re-start and complete them.

Our Peevesie’s Mom generally mentions about the anniversaries of the artists and she also tries to keep sending posts for such occasions and simultaneously she also tries to combine anniversaries of various artists and anniversaries of our team members too. 🙂 Her last post on the blog was for celebrating our beloved Raja Saab’s birthday and of Raveena Tandon too.

Well the reason for today’s post is also a birth anniversary occasion which we missed and which even I was not aware till yesterday.

It so happened that after leaving the site (office) on Saturday afternoon me and my colleagues had to visit a nearby town around 40 kms from here to do some minor shopping and have a coffee at the only mall in the town. While travelling our drivers generally listen to the songs in local language here. And that triggers our mood too to listen Hindi songs. I keep my two pen drives full of HFM every time with me. After listening to many albums or Pancham we switched over to the nineties and to the songs of the movie ‘Maya Memsaab’ (1993). If anybody has listened to them might be aware that this movie had all good songs penned by Gulzar Saab. Lata Mangeshkar has sung four solo songs in this movie and all of them are very very nice compositions. And poetry of Gulzar Saab as usual is at his best in the songs of this movie.

The music for this movie is composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar. I had been listening to his compositions and many of his albums in Marathi are just pure classics and then in Hindi we had ‘Dhanwan’ (1981), ‘Mashaal’ (1984), ‘Lekin’ (1991). ‘Lekin’ is also one of my most favourite albums and I had sent a few of its songs to Atul ji when I was a newcomer on the blog, which are yet to be posted on the blog. 🙂

Well, it just piqued my interest to read about Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar since I immensely like his compositions – Marathi as well as Hindi and Non-filmy. As I for information about him I noticed that 26th October (26-10-1937) was his birth anniversary too.

I remember that our beloved Kamath Sir had written an article on him in details in 2012 on his birth anniversary with the song from the movie ‘Lekin’ – “Suniye Ji Araj Mhaaro“.

Later on, on Hridyanath ji’s birth anniversary in 2014, Atul ji has posted the song “O Baawri Re“, from the 1969 film ‘Prarthana’, shared by Prakash ji.

On the blog so far, we have the following songs of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar represented as Composer/Singer;

 

Movie Name

Year No of Songs as Composer

No of Songs as Singer

Baiju Baawra

1952

 

1

Deewaana

1952

 

1

Baabla

1953

 

1

Prarthana

1969

1

 
Dhanwaan

1981

3

 
Subah

1982

2

 
Mashaal

1984

2

 
Lekin

1990

1

 
NFS

2

 

Going by the details available on the internet sources, about his filmography I list the following movies where he has composed music, remaining yet to be represented on the blog,

‘Harishchandra Taramati’ (1970), ‘Chaani’ (1977), ‘Chakra’ (1980), ‘Ram Ki Ganga’ (1984), ‘Pyaari Bhabhi’ (1986), ‘Maya Memsaab’ (1993), ‘Laal Salaam’ (2002).

Today I present a song from the 1993 movie ‘Maya Memsaab’, which makes its debut on our blog. The film is produced and directed by Ketan Mehta. It has Shah Rukh Khan, Deepa Sahi, Raj Babbar, Farooq Shaikh, Paresh Rawal, Raghuveer Yadav and many others.

This movie had seven songs (including one multiple version song) penned by Gulzar. Music for this movie is composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar, and Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu and Lata Mangeshkar have given their voices to the songs in this movie. As mentioned above all songs in this movie are very nice and I like them very much. I had watched this movie then when it was released in 1993.

Today’ song is sung by Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar. A female voice accompanies him in this song. Although not credited, I think the voice is of S. Janaki. I request other listeners to please comment on this guess.

Incidentally, I was thinking to introduce this movie for Gulzar Saab’s birth anniversary in August (with the multiple version song) but could not do so. Later, when I was going through the HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970), I came across the movie titled ‘Harishchandra Taramati’ (1970), I thought to do a post presenting this movie as I was doing earlier whenever I go through a HFGK Volume for first time and find something interesting. However, I could not write and share the posts then.

Now, though late by couple of days, I do not want to miss this opportunity of presenting this movie on the occasion of ‘birth anniversary’ of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Hence, belatedly though wishing Pandit ji a ‘very Happy Birthday’ and a ‘healthy-peaceful-musical’ life ahead I wish to present this song sung by him.

I hope you will like and enjoy this song …

Song – Chaaya Jaagi. . . Chhaaya Jaagi. . . (Maya Memsaab) (1993) Singer – Hridyanath Mangeshkar, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Hridyanath Mangeshkar

Lyrics

chhaaya jaagi..ee..ee
chhaaya jaagi
chhaaya jaa..aagi..ee
chhaaya jaagi
jaagi
aa aa aa
chhaaya jaagi
jaagi
aa aa aa
chhaaya jaagi
jaagi
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

chhaaya jaagi..ee..ee
aa aa aa
chhaaya jaagi
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

chanchal chanchal
komal chanchal
chanchal
aa aa aa aa
chanchal komal
komal chanhcal
chanchal
kaayaa maangi..ee..ee
aa aa aa
kaayaa maangi
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
kaayaa maa..aagi
kaayaa maangi..ee
kaayaa maangi
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

saj ke solah singaar
chali sapnon ke sapnon ke paar
hmm hmm
sajke solah singaar
hmm hmm
chali sapnon ke sapnon ke paar
maayaa laagi..ee..ee
maayaa laagi..ee
maayaa laagi
ha ha aa
maayaa laagi
maayaa laa..aagi
maayaa laagi
aa aa aa aa
laagi
maayaa laagi
aa aa aa aa
laagi
maayaa laagi
aa aa aa
laagi
aa aa aa aa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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छाया जागी॰॰ई॰॰ई
छाया जागी
छाया जा॰॰आ॰॰गी॰॰ई
छाया जागी
जागी
आ आ आ
छाया जागी
जागी
आ आ आ
छाया जागी
जागी
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

छाया जागी॰॰ई॰॰ई
आ आ आ
छाया जागी
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

चंचल चंचल
कोमल चंचल
चंचल
आ आ आ आ
चंचल कोमल
कोमल चंचल
चंचल
काया मांगी॰॰ई॰॰ई
आ आ आ
काया मांगी
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
काया मां॰॰आ॰॰गी
काया मांगी॰॰ई
काया मांगी
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

सजके सोलह सिंगार
चली सपनों के सपनों के पार
हम्म हम्म
सजके सोलह सिंगार
हम्म हम्म
चली सपनों के सपनों के पार
माया लागी॰॰ई॰॰ई
माया लागी॰॰ई
माया लागी
हा हा आ
माया लागी
माया ला॰॰आ॰॰गी
माया लागी
आ आ आ आ
लागी
माया लागी
आ आ आ आ
लागी
माया लागी
आ आ आ
लागी
आ आ आ आ आ आ


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.

Blog Day : 3754 Post No. : 14719

Today’s song is the 3rd song from film Oonchi Haveli-55 to be discussed in the Blog. For the last 6-7 months, I have been discussing songs mostly from the decades of the 1930s and the 1940s. The last song from the 1950s that I discussed was on 3-3-2018, which for me was the 5th song from the decade of 1950s in this year. Looking back, I find that I had discussed a song from 1994 also in this year. Good songs, to whatever year they belong to, are my favourites. The only regret is that such songs have become few and far between. Good and meaningful Lyrics is another thing which has become scarce.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi. I strongly believe that God had given at least 10 different voices to this divine singer ! His special voice and style changed to suit the lip syncer on the screen and the song situation. His voice for Dilip Kumar was never the same as one he used for Johnny Walker.

Rafi came from a poor and humble background and had to struggle very hard to enter, sustain and reach the heights in Hindi Film Music. We all know that he came from a poor family but how his early life was spent is not known to many.

Punjab must be proud that two of its sons ruled Hindi cinema music for the first 50 years of its existence, which also happened to be its golden era. initially it was Saigal from 1933 to 1947 and then Mohd. Rafi-as if the baton was handed over by one statemate to another. Both started with humble beginnings and struggled hard to win their places in the History. Saigal, however, had less competition, but then the industry was also smaller. In case of Rafi, the competition was greater, but then the industry had also grown manifolds.

Born into a lower middle class Muslim family belonging to a non descript village in Punjab in 1924, Rafi did not have much education. It was confined to reading and writing in Urdu in Persian script. A little bit of multiplication, and his education was over. In leisure time, Rafi would take his and friends’ cattles for grazing- singing songs all the day.

Rafi did not have exposure to Radio until the beginning of Lahore Radio station in 1937. Of course wealthy people had their gramophones and he would listen to Indubala and Kamla Jharia songs coming from the Havelis and in the Bazaar area. Rafi sang many folk songs.

His father decided to shift to Lahore- 50 miles away, for better earning. Like most Amritsaris, he too was an expert in cooking. He opened a Dhaba and soon did well. Later on he called Rafi to Lahore in 1941 Rafi got a job in a Hair cutting saloon. Whole day he would do people’s shaving, while singing songs. His customers were happy. One day, Programme Director of Lahore A.I.R. Mr. Jeewan lal Mattoo was passing by and he heard Rafi’s singing. Impressed with his enchanting voice, sweetness,range and tonal quality, he shocked Rafi with his offer. Rafi gave his audition next day and passed with flying colours. From March 1943, Mohd.Rafi became a Radio singer, at 35 rupees per song. ( six months later Surinder kaur also joined Lahore Radio).

After hearing his voice on Radio, Music Director Shyam sunder called him to sing in his Punjabi film ” Gul Baloch”. Before coming to Lahore, Rafi was married to his cousin, but his Father in law had told him that his wife will join him only after he starts earning decently. Even after that single song in a film, Rafi continued his shaving job in the saloon. Meanwhile Mr. Mattoo helped him to learn classical music. Also Master Inayat Hussain gave him training. Another teacher was Budh Singh Taan. Noorjehan, Umrao Zia and Zeenat begum were seniors to Rafi in Lahore, but they knew each others. He took training from Bhai Samund Singh and Bhai Santa Singh of local Gurudwaras. Rafi was a saintly person and a true Namazi, doing 5 times Namaz daily.

Rafi’s wife came to him after he became a Radio artiste. He had a large friends circle, who used to gather in his house. There were many Hindi and Punjabi films made in Lahore, but none of the composers thought of Rafi as a singer. Pt. Amarnath and Ghulam Hyder liked his voice and knew his talent. While shifting to Bombay, Ghulam Hyder invited Rafi to join him. Even from Bombay he sent him 2 calls. Finally on his second call, Rafi decided to shift to Bombay, lock stock and barrel, in 1945. In Bombay, till Jugnu-47 happened, Rafi sang few songs in films, but he made his living by singing in private Mehfils of wealthy Punjabis of Bombay.

Story of Rafi after Jugnu-47 is known widely. I just wanted to highlight his less known early days, before coming to Bombay. Some of this information is used from an article by H.S.Aujla in Apnaorg.

May be, because of his humble background and a struggle before he succeeded, he always had a soft corner for struggling composers. Unlike some other famous singers, he was always ready to help such composers, even if the money offered was below par. During his peak period also, poor B and C grade composers could approach Rafi with a request to sing their songs and Rafi rarely disappointed them.

Nissar Baazmi later went to Pakistan and became a big composer. Even Noorjehan and Mehdi Hassan considered it an honour to sing for him in Pakistan. As long as Nissar Baazmi was in India, he somehow remained a C-grade composer. And at the time he did Khoj, he was a nobody.

It was as a nobody in HFM that Baazmi approached Rafi to sing for the rendition of a composition for “Khoj”. He could only afford to pay Rs 50 to Rafi. Rafi charged Baazmi just the token Re 1. The result- Chanda ka dil toot gaya roney lage hain sitaare Just the shot in the arm that a struggling music director, as well as the lyricist (Raja Mehdi ali Khan) could have dreamed of !

Pandit Shivram was a small time composer as well. He too had only Rs 50 to offer Rafi for singing a song. In return, Rafi offered him as well as the music lovers this priceless song Daulat ke jhoothhe nashe mein ho choor (Oonchi Haweli)(1955) .

Rafi left his mark even in movies where Talat Mehmood was the main singer and Rafi got to sing sung one song. Take for instance Ghulam Mohammad composition Hai bas ki har ek unke ishare mein nishaan aur (Mirza Ghalib), S D Burman’s Manzil ki chaah mein (Devdas).

How Rafi could hold his own for a composer where other singers had given their best for him is tellingly illustrated in case of songs composed by Baabul. Manna Dey had sung two superb duets in in Reshmi Roomal, viz. Zulfon ki ghataa lekar saawan ki pari aayi (with Asha Bhonsle) and Aankh mein shokhi lab pe tabassum (with Suman Kalyanpur) . This movie also boasted the Talat Mehmood timeless classic Jab chaaye kabhi saawan ki ghata(Reshmi Roomaal)(1961). Mukesh too added his mite Reshmi Roomal through Gardish mein hon taare na ghabraanaa pyaare (Reshmi Roomaal) .

Next movie that Baabul got was “Naqli Nawaab” where the same hero Majoj Kumar was to lip sync the songs. Despite recording such awesome male playback songs in his previous movie, Babul switched to Rafi in “Naqli Nawaab”. Rafi was paid Rs 200 for this movie. The timeless classics that Rafi came up with were- Tum poochhte ho ishq balaa hai ke nahin hai (Naqli Nawaab) and Chheda jo dil ka fasaanaa( Naqli Nawaab) .

If Rafi’s created gems for Babul did the same for Babul’s erstwhile partner Bipin as well ! For Bipin Datta, Rafi sang Ye Bombay shahar ka badaa naam hai (Kya ye Bombay hai ?)

If music director Dulaal Sen is remembered today, then it is thanks to one “Black Prince”(1960) Rafi solo song viz. Nigaahein na phero chaley jaayenge ham (Black prince) .

C Arjun much later, told that he felt very proud that he had at least created a ghazal that could come somewhere near a Madan Mohan composition. I wanted special attention to this my coveted ghazal from my singer but all good singers available were bigger than the film for which I had composed it! revealed Arjun. It was with great hesitation, therefore, that I approached Rafi Saab to render my ghazal, so feelingly written by Indivar. And Rafi Saab, without bothering about the small payment we were in a position to make, said it was one of the best ghazals that had fallen to his lot and he would give it everything that he had.not ready to sing for a small time music director in a B grade movie. Rafi had no such qualms. He obliged C Arjun and came up with a rendition that ensured that this ghazal even till date in bracketed among the best ghazals of Hindi movies. This ghazal with Madan Mohanesque quality was Paas baitho tabeeyat bahal jaayegi (Punar Milan) .

Lala-Asad-Sattar three instrumentalists turned struggling music directors could get Rafi to sing for them and Rafi did what he always did- provided A grade song in a B grade movie-Main to tere haseen khayaalon mein kho gayaa (Sangram) .

Sapan Jagmohan made their debut as a music director duo with “Begaana”(1962). A good blueprint that the music director duo had created was converted into a memorable masterpiece by Rafi-Phir wo bhooli si yaad aayi hai(Begaana)(1963).

We have had many A grade compositions in B and C grade movies. A good number of such compositions are in Rafi’s voice and they came about because Rafi would put art before commerce and would sing for pittance no matter how “small” a movie or its music directors were. That is how we got Iqbal Quraishi’s composition Subah na aayi shaam na aayi(Cha Cha Cha) and Sonik-Omi offering Dono ne kiya tha pyaar magar(Mahua)(1969).

The Rafi touch could turn any disc into gold! The above information is based partly on an article written by Raju Bharatan for The Illustrated Weekly of India, Aug 93.

The music Director for film Oonchi Haveli-55 was Shivram or Pt. Shivram Krishna. He was one of those composers who could not get very famous, though he composed very well. Pt. Shivram Krishna was born at Jodhpur on March 22, 1927. He started learning music at the age of 8 under the tutelage of his father Master Tulsidas, who worked with Marwar Record Company, Jodhpur from 1934 onwards. He was later employed in the court of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Umed Singh as a singer/musician. It was the name and fame of Khemchand Prakash that inspired him to try his luck in films. At the age of 16, he went to Lahore where he worked under Pandit Amarnath and Master Ghulam Haider for around three years, only to return to Jodhpur at the time of partition. From the year 1948 till 1950 he worked as a music director with His Masters Voice in Lucknow, and then made his way to Mumbai in 1951.

At Mumbai, Pt. Shivram was given his first break by V. Shantaram, who signed him for two of his films – Teen Batti Chaar Raasta (1953) and Surang (1953). The music of both the films was appreciated and the films became silver jubilee hits. Besides these, V. Shantaram gave him two more films in 1960 – ‘Phool Aur Kaliyan’ and ‘Kaale Gore’, the first winning the National Award for Best Children film, while the second remained unreleased. He used the voices of V. Shantaram’s daughters Charusheela and Madhura in children’s films.

Following the success of his initial films, Pt. Shivram caught the attention of Dhirubhai Desai and Nakhshab Jarchavi, who signed him for their next films, Oonchi Haveli (1955) and Raftaar (1955) respectively. The songs of these two films were also quite successful. Then came Sati Ansuya (1956), another film by Dhirubhai Desai that started the trend and literally sealed his fate as a composer of mythological films. Barring Naya Kadam (1958), a social drama, and Rangeela Raja (1960), a stunt film, and the two children films by V. Shantaram, all the films he got after Sati Ansuya were religious/ mythological films. In all, out of the 23 films he composed for, as many as 14 were religious/ mythological films.

Despite composing some good songs for these films, the success he got with his initial films could not be repeated given the limited popularity of such films and similarity in the genre of songs. Barring a few songs from Shravan Kuman (1960), Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan (1963) and Sati Naari (1965), most of the songs are all but forgotten. ‘Tum Naacho Ras Barse’ by Mahendra Kapoor in Sati Naari fetched Pt. Shivram the Swami Haridas Award in 1966.

The last two Hindi films of Pt. Shivram were Sampoorna Teerth Yatra (1970) and Mahapavan Teerth Yatra (1975), both of which have the unique distinction of featuring what could be the longest Hindi film songs, running 45 and 70 minutes respectively. Both these songs were about the various places of pilgrimage in India and were almost similar in tune and structure. Interestingly, he had also composed two more songs on similar lines in Durga Pooja (1962) and Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan (1963).

Pandit Shivram gave music for various regional languages such as Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Haryanvi, etc. He was the default composer for Rajasthani films all through the 1960s, starting with the first Rajasthani film Babasa Ri Ladli (1961). He also composed for several Marwari and classical music non-film albums. As a proficient Harmonium player, he teamed with table-nawaaz Ustaad Nizamuddin Khan to produce a classical album. Pandit Shivram was as good a vocal artist as he was a harmonium player. He sang in films like Oonchi Haveli, Rangeela Raja, Sati Ansuya, Badrinath Yatra, etc.

The lyricists Pt. Shivram worked with, were more or less decided by the films he worked in. While he worked with the likes of Asad Bhopali, Shevan Rizvi, Pyare Lal Santoshi, Nakhshab Jarchavi, etc. in his non-mythological films, predominantly ‘Hindi’ writers like Bharat Vyas, Kavi Pradeep, Neeraj, Madan Bharti and Pt. Indra wrote for his mythological films. Pt. Indra and Bharat Vyas were his prime contributors for Rajasthani films.

Pandit Shivram died in February 1980 leaving behind a family of musicians. His daughter Jayshree Shivram is a singer. Two of his sons, Jugal Kishore and Tilak Raj jointly composed for a few Hindi films, debuting with Bheegi Palkein (1983). His third son, Naveen Shivram had started his musical career with giving music for the serial Apnapan in 1999 and went to compose for a few small time Hindi films and some Rajasthani film and non-film albums as well. Another son, Mukesh, was also a composer and is no more. ( Information on Shivram, based on urgetofly.com and my notes.)

Now, here is a fun song from this film, sung by Rafi and chorus. Though Asha Bhosle’s name is also credited, I did not find any female voice in the song.
PS-Now Sadanand Kamath Jee has pointed out that this song is a two part song and Asha Bhonsle’s voice does appear in the second part of the song. So this song is a Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet, after all.


Song- Baap gaaye Thumri aur Garba gaaye Maiyya (Oonchi Haweli)(1955)Singer- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics- Bharat Vyas, MD- Pt Shivram
chorus

Lyrics

baap gaaye thumri aur garba gaaye maiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya
bhabhi gaaye bhim palaasi drupad gaaye bhaiya
jab aangana mein raas rachaenge rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

gol gol ye nagad narayan hove jiske paas
wo saare aalam ka baalam sab jan uske saath
ki duniya naak ragadti
ke duniya kaan pakadti
ki duniya jhuk jhuk kare salaam
baabuji parnaam
saahab ji salaam
seth ji raam raam raam raam raam
dekh ke saari duniya naache ta ta ta ta thhaiya
jab aangana mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

naram naram duniya laage jab garam garam ho jeb
rupaiye ki jhankaar mein bhaiya chhup jaate sab aeb
achcha
haha

zara dekh lo
ek hai saabat ek hai gaayab
ek khuli hai ek hoon hoon hoon
jaane saara gaam inko jaane saara gaam
par laxmi ki kirpa se inka kamalnayan hai naam
arre inka kamalnaian hai naam
ghuti hui hai khopadi
ghuti hui hai khopadi
par paas hai inke rokadi
safaachat sab baal uden
ye ganju ji ganjan hain
paisa inki aankh ka anjan
daanton ka manjan hai
par jeb kare jham jham to
inka naam keshranjan hai
ae bhaiyya inka naam keshranjan hai
ye kaaghji jawaan seena taan ke khade hue
ye laxmi ki duniya mein heere moti se jade huye
aa aa aa aa aa
dehradun ke cartoon
ye mahlon mein rahte
unchi haweli mein rahte
isiliye sab basti waale hastimal kahte
arre inko hastimal kahte
ke moorakh kahlaaye gyaani
ke phoohad kahlaaye raani
ki cheeku kahlaaye daani
ki ye sab rupye ki maaya
arey bhai waah waah waah waah waah
hoy besuri lugaayi bhi kahlaati hai suraiya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

o jee o jee
aji aao jee
main teri nayi naweli naar
tu mera albela bhataar
kiya sab tere liye singaar
aji aa jee

ho ho ho ho
kaho meri kaisi ankhadiyaan
ke jaise gulaab ki pankhadiyaan
daant ki kaisi jyoti hai
seep mein jaise moti hain
seep mein jaise moti hain

aur mere sar ke kaise baal
aji in ne to kiya kamaal
ke jaise saawan ke baadal
ke jaise bhanwron ka ho dal
ke jaise nainon ka kaajal
haay re wai wai wai wai wai
meethe meethhe lagte hon jo panchhi se baraiyya

kab
jab aangna mein raas rachaaye re rupaiyya
ye chaandi ka kanhiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

baap gaaye thumri aur garba gaaye maiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
maine laakhon ke bol sahe
chaandi ke chanda
haay re baandi ke banda
haaye re phaansi ke phanda
tere liye ae
maine laakhon ke bol sahe

saajan aaya hey sakhi
ee ee ee ee ee

waah waah waah
haan
kai manuhaar karo
thhal bhara gaz motiyaan aan
aur ooper nain dhara aa aa aa aa aa aa
ho chaandi ke chanda
haaye re baandi ke banda
haaye re phaansi ka phanda
tere liye ae
maine laakhon ke bol sahe

ikanni duwanni
chawanni athhanni
ikanni duwanni
chawanni athhanni
chhote mote maap hain
ki chhote mote maap hainhe
ye hain baal bachche iske
rupaiyya inka baap hai
rupaiyya inka baap hai
is kaljug ki duniya mein paar laage tab hi naiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya


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Blog Day : 3753 Post No. : 14718

“Angulimaal”(1960) was produced by M/s Prakash Veramal and directed by Prakash Bhatt for P V Films, Bombay. This “historical” movie had Nimmi, Bharat Bhushan, Anita Guha, Ulhas, Chandrashekhar, Achla Sachdev, Manmohan Krishn, Prem Adib, Kesri, Rammohan, Vinod Kumar, Sheela Kashmiri, Bimla, Helen etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Angulimaal”(1960) to appear in the blog. According to HFGK (and dutifuly copied by others), this song is sung by Meena Kapoor and chorus, but one can clearly notie the voice of Asha Bhonsle too in the last stanza.

Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Mere chanchal naina madhur ras ke bhare(Angulimaal)(1960) Singers-Meena Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Anil Biswas
Chorus

Lyrics

mere chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina
karo preet karo preet
koyi apna lo meet
boley man kee maina
o o o
chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina

wo dhhalka wo chhalka re palkon mein pyaar
kare rah rah ke vaar
kaajal kaa singaar
kare rah rah ke vaar
kaajal kaa singaar

wo dhalka wo chhalka re palkon mein pyaar
kare rah rah ke vaar
kaajal kaa singaar
kare rah rah ke vaar
kaajal kaa singaar

kaale baalon mein simti
saawan kee ghata
leke kaali raina
kaale baalon mein simti
saawan kee ghata
leke kaali raina
o o o chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina

baaje runjhun madhur madhur kangna
aaye aane waale aaj hamaare angna
baaje runjhun madhur madhur kangna
aaye aanewaale aaj hamaare angna
madhu chhand anand mein hoke magan
naache chapal charan
madhu chhand anand mein hoke magan
naache chapal charan
geeton mein machalkar goonj uthe ae ae ae
man ke baina
geeton mein machalkar goonj uthe ae ae man ke baina

o o o chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina
o o o chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Blog Day :

3752 Post No. : 14717 Movie Count :

4021

Hullo to Atuldom

October was slightly busier than normal. I have missed a few birthdays -dates which I always try to write for. I missed Kishore Kumar’s anniversary, and birthdays of Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Smita Patil, Shammi Kapoor and a few for which I had made mental notes for – Sunny Deol, Kadar Khan etc. But unless I write oops! type, mental notes remain in the mind. And even mere typing is not enough I should send it as email too, technology has not yet advanced to the level that one person can read another’s thoughts and convert it into a post. Thank god that there is a small amount of privacy left in these modern technological times.

But my post today (26 october 2018) is not to cry about technology. Today is one of those dates in October which I don’t like to miss; at least for the last 3 years.

It is important for me that I write at least a few words to wish this dear friend of ours on his birthday. I may not be as eloquent as Atulji was in this post of his last year, or as emotional as Archanaji was in this post. I have not known our today’s birthday boy for as long as Pamir Harvey but I agree to everything that he had written in this post and have expressed it a few times in this last few years. He is among those friends with whom there has been a comfort level wherein I just message him or pick up the phone and talk for long without any particular topic (sometimes we do get topical).

As he has said last year in one of his comments and I quote “this blog might have started as a repository for HFM, but over the years, it has spawned close friendships amongst some of us, co-travellers.”

Here is wishing this co-traveller, friend, and fellow Atulite- Rajaji “A very very Happy birthday”. May we see more of you on the blog. And don’t mind if you can’t feed us with your essays even your twit-style writing is thought provoking.

The song with this post is from a rather new movie (by the standards of the blog) considering it released on 5th November, 1999. It was directed by Eeshwar Nivas, for a story by Ram Gopal Verma. The movie tried to portray the criminal-politician nexus using Bihar as the backdrop and its effect on the life of an honest police officer. The movie starred Manoj Bajpai and Sayaji Shinde on the two sides of the law. It won a National Award for best feature film, and represented India at various international film festivals. The songs were penned by Sameer and Amar Akbar Anthony were the music directors. OOPS, Sorry! I mean Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy (I have Shankar Mahadevan call the trio as Amar- Akbar- Anthony in one of his interviews).

Today’s song is sung by Baby Anagha, Kavita Krishnamurthy, and Shankar Mahadevan. It is a typical scene-in-a-middle class home in the morning before the father prepares to leave for work. A very familial situation where Raveena Tandon plays the homemaker – one of the many deglamourized roles she played.

Oh, it is also Raveena Tandon’s birthday today. Let us wish Raveena a long and healthy life and enjoy her in this song.


Song-Mere papa ka gussa (Shool)(1999) Singers-Baby Anagha, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadewan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics

mere papa ka gussa
tam tadam

ayya mere papa ko gussa jab aata hai
dar ke maare tv aur kapaat hil jaata hai
ayya mere papa ko gussa jab aata hai
dar ke maare tv aur kapaat hil jaata hai
papa ka gussa kaisa
hai darasingh jaisa
dekho dekho
dekho dekho
ayya tere papa ko gussa jab aata hai
dar ke maare tv aur kapaat hil jaata hai
papa ka gussa kaisa
hai darasingh jaisa
dekho dekho
dekho dekho
ayya tere papa ko gussa jab aata hai

jaldi savere main uthti hoon
kya kya ghulaami karti hoon
socho socho
socho socho
jaldi savere main uthti hoon
kya kya ghulaami karti hoon
socho socho
socho socho
inko uthaake
chaai banaake doon main
kapde saare dhoti hoon
main naashta deti hoon
poore ghar ka bojh
apne sar pe main
leti hoo
tumhe bhi main sambhaaloon
inhe bhi main sambhaaloon
kaise bolo,
ho bolo bolo
ayya tere papa ko ghussa jab aata hai

mere papa ka ghussa
tam tadam

main hoon police mein
choron ka peechha
din bhar main karta hoon
aage peechhe
ae daudoon bhaagoon
main hoon police mein
choron ka peechha
din bhar main karta hoon
aage peechhe
ae daudoon bhaagoon
meri majboori koi nahin samjhe yahaan

arre main bhi ghar mein cockroach aur choohon se ladhti hoon
saara din inke main peechhe padti hoon
tum bhi the mere pichhe
lekin shaadi se pehle
main hoon main hoon
boss ghar ki

ayya mere papa ko gussa jab aata hai
dar ke maare tv aur kapaat hil jaata hai
papa ka ghussa kaisa
hai darasingh jaisa

dekho dekho
dekho dekho
dekho dekho
haan dekho dekho
mere papa ka gussa
tam tadam


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