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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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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My first article was posted on this Blog on 1-10-2012. Before that, for almost an year and a half, I used to post my comments on the songs posted on the Blog. In those comments, I used to give information about not only the songs, but also about the film, the cast, story. MD, Lyricist and in general any matter connected with the film or the song. For example, while commenting on a song from film Chandralekha-48, I had mentioned how Vasan made more than 100 prints of the film for its All India release and how the famous ‘ Nagara’ dance was choreographed etc etc.

Other readers gave me lot of support by liking and appreciating my informative comments. This and Atul ji encouraged me and I started writing posts on the Blog with great enthusiasm. I have always believed that Knowledge increases by sharing and indeed it did. Within a week’s time I brought up my first series on ” Less Known Singers”. Looking at the welcome it received from people in the Blog and the visitors, I continuously ran as many as 26 series of songs on selected themes.

Some themes were my favourites, like ‘ Flavour of the 30’s ‘, ‘ The vibrant 40’s ‘, ‘ Vintage Naushad “, ‘ Bhajan Mala ‘, ‘Gems from the Migrators’, and ” songs from the Artiste name films”.

One of the series was ” The Great souls of India”, which ran from 1-11-2013 to 15-11-2013, covering 10 songs. In this series I had selected songs from films on Sant Kabir, Sant Tulsidas, Sant Surdas, Sant Tukaram, Sant Dnyaneshwar, Bhakt Dhruv, Bhakt Prahlad, Narsi Bhagat, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Jagadguru Shankaracharya.

That time I regretted that I could only include 10 ‘ Great souls ‘ in the series, when another 8 to 10 were left out. I felt particularly sad that Sant Meerabai was left out. I am making amends to that lapse now. DER AAYE DURUST AAYE. It is never too late to repair the damage. So, today’s song is from a film ” Meerabai”-47. There was yet another film ” Meera’ in 1947. Two songs from that film were already discussed here, therefore I have selected this film, which makes a Debut here.

There was one thing common in these two films on Meerabai. Both films had songs predominantly sung by just One Singer. In the film ‘Meera’-47, 17 songs out of the 18 songs were sung by its Heroine M.S.Subbulakshmi. In the film ‘ Meerabai’-47, all the 13 songs were sung by Sitarabai Kanpuri. While Meera was originally a Tamil film of 1945, dubbed in Hindi in 1947, Meerabai was a fresh film made in Hindi only. In Meera, it was a feast and delight to listen to M.S. in Hindi. Her conspicuous Hindi pronunciations were never a barrier in savouring her divine rendering. Most bhajans in her film had the traditional tunes, but in film Meerabai, the MD S.K.Pal had tried newer tunes to these Bhajans. To his credit, I must say that his attempts were praiseworthy. Just listen to today’s song and you will agree with me.

Mirabai was a great saint and a devotee of Sri Krishna. Despite facing criticism and hostility from her own family, she lived an exemplary saintly life and composed many devotional bhajans. Historical information about the life of Mirabai is a matter of some scholarly debate. The oldest biographical account was Priyadas’s commentary in Nabhadas’ Sri Bhaktammal in 1712. Nevertheless, there are many oral histories, which give an insight into this unique poet and saint of India.

Mira was born around the start of the 16th Century in the Chaukari village in Merta, Rajasthan. Her father was Ratan Singh a descendant of Rao Rathor, the founder of Jodhpur. When Mirabai was only three years old, a wandering Sadhu came to her family’s home and gave a doll of Sri Krishna to her father. Her father saw this as a special blessing but was initially unwilling to give it to his daughter, because he felt she would not appreciate it. However, Mira had, at first sight, become deeply enamoured with this depiction of Lord Krishna. She refused to eat until the doll of Sri Krishna was given to her. To Mira, this figure of Sri Krishna embodied his living presence. She resolved to make Krishna her lifelong friend, lover, and husband. Throughout her turbulent life, she never wavered from her youthful commitment.
On one occasion, when Mira was still young, she saw a wedding procession going down the street. Turning to her mother, she asked in innocence, “Who will be my husband?” Her mother replied, half in jest, half in seriousness. “You already have your husband, Sri Krishna.” Mira’s mother was supportive of her daughter’s blossoming religious tendencies, but she passed away when Meera was only young.

At an early age, Mira’s father arranged for her to be married to Prince Bhoj Raj, who was the eldest son of Rana Sanga of Chittor. They were an influential Hindu family and the marriage significantly elevated Mira’s social position. However, Mira was not enamoured of the luxuries of the palace. She served her husband dutifully, but in the evening she would spend her time in devotion and singing to her beloved Sri Krishna. While singing devotional bhajans, she would frequently lose awareness of the world, entering into states of ecstasy and trance.

Her new family did not approve of her piety and devotion to Krishna. To make things worse, Mira refused to worship their family deity Durga. She said she had already committed herself to Sri Krishna. Her family became increasingly disproving of her actions, but the fame and saintly reputation of Mirabai spread throughout the region. Often she would spend time discussing spiritual issues with Sadhus, and people would join in the singing of her bhajans. However, this just made her family even more jealous. Mira’s sister-in-law Udabai started to spread false gossip and defamatory remarks about Mirabai. She said Mira was entertaining men in her room. Her husband, believing these stories to be true, tore into her room with sword in hand. However, he saw Mira only playing with a doll. No man was there at all. Throughout these hysterical slanders, Mirabai remained unmoved by both the criticism and praise of the world.

After this experience, her family continued to torture her. They restricted her movements and sought to make her life as uncomfortable as possible. In the face of all these trials and tribulations, she remained detached from her physical suffering. There was nothing that could disturb her inner connection to Giridhara (epithet of Sri Krishna as young cowherd boy). It is said that twice her family tried to kill her, once through a venomous snake and once through poisonous drink. On both occasions, it is said Mirabai, protected by the Grace of Sri Krishna, came to no ill harm.

However, the relentless torments and hostility interfered with her life of devotion and contemplation on Krishna. She sought the advice of learned men and saints. They advised her to leave the palace and return to Brindaban. Secretly, with some followers, she slipped out of the palace and escaped to the holy city of Brindaban. In Brindaban Mirabai was free to worship Giridhara to her heart’s content. She would spend her time in singing bhajans and in ecstatic communion with Krishna. Like a true Bhakti, she worshipped God wholeheartedly. The riches of the world offered no attraction to Mirabai; her only satisfaction came from her single-minded devotion to Sri Krishna. Her soul was ever yearning for Krishna. She considered herself to be a Gopi of Vrindaban, mad only with pure love for Sri Krishna.Her devotion and spiritual magnetism were infectious.

Even learned Sadhus would come to her for inspiration. There is a story of one respected Spiritual Master, who refused to speak to Mirabai because she was a woman. Mirabai replied there was only one real man in Brindaban, Sri Krishna; everyone else was a Gopi of Krishna. On hearing this, the spiritual Master accepted the wisdom of Mirabai and agreed to talk to her. Later, Mirabai would become his student.

Much of what we know about Mirabai comes from her poetry. Her poetry expresses the longing and seeking of her soul for union with Sri Krishna. At times, she expresses the pain of separation and at other times the ecstasy of divine union. Her devotional poems were designed to be sung as bhajans, and many are still sung today.

Mirabai was a devotee of the highest order. She was immune to the criticism and suffering of the world. She was born a princess but forsook the pleasures of a palace for begging on the streets of Brindaban. She lived during a time of war and spiritual decline, but her life offered a shining example of the purest devotion. Many were inspired by her infectious devotion and spontaneous love for Sri Krishna. Mirabai showed how a seeker could attain union with God, only through love. Her only message was that Krishna was her all.

It is said in her death she melted into the heart of Krishna. Tradition relates how one day she was singing in a temple when Sri Krishna appeared in his subtle form. Sri Krishna was so pleased with his dearest devotee that he opened up his heart centre, and Mirabai entered leaving her body while in the highest state of Krishna consciousness. (free adaptation from biographyonline.net, with thanks)

Film Meerabai-47 was made by Shalimar Pictures, Poona. Its direcor was W.Z.Ahmed. Lyrics were by Meerabai and MD was Suryakant aka S.K.Pal ( he was the nephew of another MD Ramchandra Pal of Bombay Talkies). The cast of the film consisted of Neena, Masood Pervez, Neelam, Tiwari, Shyama (Dulari), Ramavtar, Noorjehan sr. etc etc.

There is a general and wrong feeling among some movie buffs in India that, artistes who opted to migrate to Pakistan after partition had failed there and died in penury and misery. While some such cases indeed were there unfortunately, but not ALL had failed. On the contrary, I feel most of the Directors, Music composers and Heros succeeded in Pakistan. This was because they were all ready made available to Pakistan industry. Many of them like Khursheed Anwar, Inayat Hussain or G.A.Chisti were regarded as pioneers of Pak film industry. Same case with directors like Dawood Chand, M Sadiq, Shaukat Husaain Rizvi etc who became pillars of Pak film industry. unfortunately, once the crop of artistes who migrated from India ended their careers, their film industry had a premature death. This was because, there was no second line of artistes to take over.

The Hero of the film Meerabai-47, Masood Pervez was also one such migrant who succeeded in Pakistan. He was born in 1918 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He passed his M.Sc. and joined films. His first film as a Hero was Punjabi film ” Mangati “-42, which became a Golden Jubilee film. He further worked in film Gulami-45 and Meerabai-47. After Partition, he went to Pakistan.

His first film as a Director in Pakistan was ‘ Beli’-50 It had a moderate success. His big breakthrough came with film ‘ Intezar ‘-56, which was a colossal hit. He directed 23 films between 1950 and 1982. he is considered to be one of the pioneers of Pak films. He directed 3 Folk stories Mirza Jat-67, Heer Ranjha-70 and again Mirza Jat-82, all very successful. he died on 11-3-2001 in Lahore. He was the nephew of Saadat Hassan Manto.

Film Meerabai-47 had 13 songs, most of them quite good. The original Meera Bhajans were translated in plain Hindi by Pt. Bharat Vyas. With this song the film makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song-Mhaane chaakar raakho jee (Meera Bai)(1947) Singer-Sitarabai Kanpuri, Lyrics-Meera bai, MD-S K Pal

Lyrics

mhaane chaakar raakho ji ee
chaakar raakho ji
sanwariyaa aa
mhaane chaakar raakho ji
mhaane chaakar raakho ji ee
chaakar raakho ji
saanwariyaa
mhaane chaakar raakho ji

chaakar rah toon baag lagaa doon
nis-din darshan paa toon
brindaawan ki kunj-galin mein
brindaawan ki kunj-galin mein
teri leelaa gaa toon
teri leelaa gaa toon

maane chaakar raakho ji
chaakar raakho ji
saanwariyaa
mhaane chaakar raakho ji

unche unche mahal banaaun
jis bich raakhoon baari
saanwariyaa ke darshan paaun
saanwariyaa ke darshan paaun
jaaun tan man vaari
jaaun tan man vaari

mhaane chaakar raakho ji
chaakar raakho ji
saanwariyaa
mhaane chaakar raakho ji

jogi aayaa jog karan koon
jogi aayaa jog karan koon
tap karne sanyaasi
hari-bhajan ko saadhu aayaa
bindraaban ke waasi
kaahe neer jhare nainan se
kaahe neer jhare nainan se
dheer dharo ji meeraa
aadhi raat prabhu darshan de hai
aadhi raat prabhu darshan de hai
prem nadi ke teeraa aa
prem nadi ke teeraa

mhaane chaakar raakho ji
chaakar raakho ji
saanwariyaa
mhaane chaakar raakho ji

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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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3809 Post No. : 14805

I am presenting a non-filmi ghazal recorded sometime in the early 1940s which I had heard a few years back. But after a long gap, this ghazal resurfaced when I was looking for information on the music director Chitta Roy in the context of one of the songs, aayi jawaani aayi aayi composed by him. The ghazal is ‘gham-e-zindagi kaa yaa rab na milaa koi kinaaraa’ (1940) sung by Talat Mehmood. Chitta Roy composed the music for this ghazal. The shaayar of this ghazal has been mentioned as I A Minai or Idris A Minai, a name I heard for the first time.

Despite searching extensively on the internet, I could not get even the basic information about Idris A Minai. A Google search on him gave information mostly about Ameer Minai, a well-known classical Urdu poet of the 19th century whom the current generation of fans of ghazals identify with his popular ghazals like ‘sarakati jaaye re rukh se naqaab aahista aahsta’ and ‘jab se bulbul tu ne do tinke liye’. There was, however, one name ‘Khalid Minai’ which appeared on a Google search as a Facebook page. A surprise was in store for me when I opened the page. Khalid Minai was none other than Idris A Minai who had adopted ‘Khalid’ as his nom de plume. The Facebook page, started by his son on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary has a detailed biography of Idris A Minai. I have majorly edited his biography from the Facebook page – Khalid Minai, to make it concise. The edited version follows as under:

Idris Ahmad ‘Khalid’ Minai (29/08/1916 – 08/02/2008) was the grandson of the great Urdu poet and scholar, Ameer Minai (1827 – 1900) and the son of Mohammad Ahmad Minai and Raees Fatima. He was born in the “Purani Khandsar” quarter of the State of Rampur, (now in Uttar Pradesh) where both Ameer Minai and his son Mohammad Ahmad Minai served as high officials of the State of Rampur. The family who had settled in Rampur since 1858, moved to Hyderabad (India) in 1937 shortly after the death of his father, Mohammad Ahmad Minai.

Idris Minai completed his BA from Allahabad University in 1937, and MA in Economics from Osmania University, Hyderabad, in 1940. After a stint as a journalist for the paper “Payaam”, edited by Qazi Abdul Ghaffar, Idris Minai joined the Hyderabad State Bank (now State Bank of Hyderabad) in 1941, serving as the branch chief in Aurangabad (now in Maharashtra).

After Partition, Idris Minai was the first of the seven Minai brothers to move to Pakistan in 1948. After working in the State Bank of Pakistan for 2 years, he moved to the then newly formed National Bank of Pakistan – Pakistan’s first official commercial bank. Over the next twenty years, he served the bank in various capacities – both in West and the then East Pakistan (now Bangla Desh). He retired from the National Bank of Pakistan as Deputy Managing Director in 1971.

Literature and poetry were a major part of the environment in which Idris Minai grew up. His grandfather, Ameer Minai, was regarded as one of the major poets in the history of Urdu literature, and had succeeded the great poet, Ghalib, as the poetic mentor of the Nawab of Rampur. His father, Mohammad Ahmad Minai, was also a prolific poet, though he gave up the pursuit later in life. It was, therefore, natural for him to express himself in poetry, and, following the common practice, he chose a nom de plume, ‘Khalid’ (meaning, ‘eternal’).

Most of his poetic training occurred informally through interaction with his peers and elders which included Jaleel Manakpuri, the famous Urdu poet and the student of Ameer Minai, Fani Badayuni, Jigar Muradabadi, Hasrat Mohani, Hairat Badayuni, and Qazi Abdul Ghaffar, who gave him his first job. He developed close personal friendships with poets such as Sikandar Ali Vajd, Mahirul Qadri, Saeed Shaheedi, and several others. A notable influence for him was his eldest brother, Ismail Ahmad “Tasneem” Minai, who was himself a distinguished poet and writer. He was also influenced by Allama Iqbal for his universal vision which went beyond the classical poetry.

One of Idris Minai’s early works is an ode on the River Ganga which he wrote based on his experience while he was staying in Allahabad for his graduation. A collection of Idris Minai’s works is in the preparatory stage. In addition to poetry, he also wrote Urdu prose pieces in a language that recalled Oscar Wilde in its stylish beauty

Throughout his active life, Idris Minai participated in literary activities, beginning with mushairas in Allahabad, Hyderabad, Bombay (Mumbai), and elsewhere. After moving to Pakistan, the Minai siblings organised regular poetic events in Karachi and Lahore featuring the leading poets of the time.

Idris Ahmad ‘Khalid’ Minai breathed his last on February 8, 2008 in Karachi.

The ghazal under discussion has two versions. Talat Mehmood sang the original version in 1940 as per the uploader of the video. I could not get information on the internet as to when the original record was released. If the uploader is correct, then this ghazal precedes Talat Mehmood’s first recorded song sab din ek samaan nahin thha (1941). Talat Mehmood re-recorded this ghazal in almost identical orchestration sometime in 1960. I have given videos of both the versions for comparison purpose. My preference is the original version because Talat Mehmood voice was fresh without much of quiver as against the 1960 version.

Audio Clip :

(Original recorded in 1940)
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(Re-recorded in 1960)
Song-Gham e zindagi ka ya rab na milaa koi kinaara (Talat Mehmood NFS)(1940) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Idrees A Minai, MD-Chitta Roy

Lyrics (based on Original recording)

gham-e-zindagi kaa yaa rab
na milaa koi kinaaraa
gham-e-zindagi kaa yaa rab
na milaa koi kinaaraa
meri fikr-e-bekaraan ne
do jahaan ko chhaan maaraa
meri fikr-e-bekaraan ne

meri aarzoo ko bakhshi
teri har nazar ne rafat
meri aarzoo ko bakhshi
teri har nazar ne rafat
usse bekaraan karegaa
mere shauq kaa sharaaraa
usse bekaraan karegaa

main kabhi ravaan davaan thhaa
kahin dasht-e-bekhudi mein
kisi door ki sadaa ne
mujhe pyaar se pukaaraa
kisi door ki sadaa ne

meraa zarf ye ki lekar
gham-e-bekaraan main chup hoon
meraa zarf ye ki lekar
gham-e-bekaraan main chup hoon
na sukhan se raaz paidaa
na jabeen se aashkaaraa
gham-e-zindagi kaa yaa rab
na milaa koi kinaaraa
gham-e-zindagi ee ee ee ee eee

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Meaning of some Urdu words

Yaa rab= Oh God

Fikr-e-bekaraan= Limitless anxiety

Rafat= Elevation

Shararaa= Spark, Flash

Ravaan= Moving

Davaan= Running

Dasht-e-bekhudi= Wilderness of intoxication

Sadaa= Call

Zarf= Capability

Sukhan= Words, News

Jabeen= Forehead

Aashkaaraa= Clear, Visible


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3808 Post No. : 14804

Today’s song is from film Chand sitare-48. Chand, Chandni, Tare and Sitare are the favourite words of film makers to use in the film titles.As many as 40+ film titles contain these words. The song is sung by Shamshad and chorus, composed by MD-Premnath and written by Lyricist I.C.Kapoor.

My Primary education was in Urdu language. Hyderabad being a Muslim state, learning Urdu had a definite advantage, but there were schools in English, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and even Hindi mediums as well in Hyderabad and the treatment to all other languages than Urdu, was equal by the Nizam Government. This was because Hyderabad was a Trilingual state, consisting of 8 Telugu speaking Districts, 5 Marathi speaking Districts and 3 Kannada speaking districts, plus the rulers were Urdu speakers. From 5th standard I changed to Marathi Medium and continued till end of schooling. English, Marathi and Hindi were my favourite subjects, but Maths and Geography were my sworn enemies.

Maths particularly, first confused me and then irritated me. I failed to understand a sum like ” If 5 people build a Wall 5 feet X 5 feet in 5 days, how many days 25 people will take to build the same wall. Now, if the wall was already built by 5 people, why should anyone build it again ?

Similarly, A, B and C were hated by me. Sums like ” If A borrows 500 Rupees from B at the rate of 5% interest per month and B borrows 400 rupees from C at the rate of 2% interest per month, what would be A’s loss and B’s profit. I failed to understand, why should A borrow money from B, when C was offering loan at lower rates in the first place ?

Geography was another headache. Size and population of countries, Longitudes and Latitudes, Capitals and Currency of Nations, temperatures in Tundra and Siberia and rainfall in Cherapunjee, were beyond my comprehension. However, in Geography, there used to be some chapters in Astronomy also. I liked them very much. Different Planets ,The Milky Way and Comets fascinated me.

Especially Comets aroused my curiosities no end. I learnt that Comets were Heavenly Bodies, made up of Gases and space debris, which appeared suddenly in the sky, seen for a while and then disappeared. Some Comets created panic by crossing Earth’s passage and such Comets would be featuring in newspapers and on TVs.

Comets are like those friends who walk with us for few years and disappear from this world. Comets are like those personalities who shine for a while and then disappear for ever. In Hindi Music too, there were extraordinarily Talented people, who worked for a short period and then were gone for ever, just like Comets.

Master Madan is a good example in this context. In a short life, he sang immortal Gazals like, ” Yun na rah rah kar hamein tarsaiye” and ” Hairat se tak raha hai “. He was born on 28-12-1927 in Jallunder Dist. and died on 5-6-1942. In a singing career of just 3-4 years he became immortal. He left behind him 3 Bhajans, 3 Gazals and 2 Punjabi song records. He left this world, after shining just like a Comet.

Then there is C. Arjun who composed an eternal song like ” Paas baitho tabiyat bahal jayegi,maut ayee to tal jayegi ” and disappeared like a Comet. There are many such examples in the history of HFM.

In the arena of HFM, there were several such Comets- which came, shone for a while and disappeared. They were small and big Comets. May be good or ordinary too. We do not know. There were few composers who did just 2 or 3 films and some did 15 to 20 films. Still this number was not enough for their hidden talents to showcase. Some names come to mind offhand like Daan singh, Dilip Dholakia, Jamal sen, Chand Pardesi, Sardar Malik, Sailesh Mukherji, Vasant kumar Naidu etc.

One such Comet was Music Director Premnath (Wadhva). Composer Premnath is an ideal case for ” Same Name Confusions’. Since his name coincides with the more well known actor Premnath,operating almost in the same period,people misunderstood that Actor Premnath and composer Premnath were the same persons. Surprisingly,actor Premnath was a good singer himself and had been trained by professional Ustads for classical music,but he could never fulfill his desire of becoming a singer and became an actor instead. However he did a film song,which was posted on this blog by our Sudhir ji,some years back-if I remember right. But the fact remains that both persons were different.

PREMNATH the Music Director was born on 5-7-1918 in Gujranwala,Punjab. He learnt music from experts in Amritsar,Multan and Lahore.He acted in films like Shahr-e-khamoshi and also sang in Sohni Mahiwal-1938.
After marriage,he moved to Bombay. His first film as a Music Director was Rangbhoomi-1946.In this film ,a novice Mohd. Rafi sang many songs for him.His other films were Dehati-47,Chandrahas-47,Sagar’s Pehla pyar-47. He then produced a film ” Chand sitare”-48 under the banner of Ravindra Art productions. Mukesh,Lata and Geeta Roy sang in it. In film ‘Alakh Niranjan’-50,he used Mohd. Faruqi,Sulochana Kadam and Rajkumari.
Premnath gave music to many films of Super pictures of Aspy Irani like bade bhaiya-51 and Maya Machhindra-51,in which surendra, Geeta, Rafi and Shamshad sang. His another film ‘Qatil Kaun’ in late 50s was not released. For this film,Rafi, Asha, Manna Dey, Mubarak Begum and Shamshad had given songs.
His films diminished. Sati vaishalini-59, Main hoon jaadugar-65, Tarzan in Fairyland-68 and Gyani ji-77 were his last films. He composed 99 songs in all.
After he stopped work as MD,he devoted his time for the welfare of Cine Artists as a trade union leader. As a Secretary,he served the music Directors’ Assn. for 30 years.
He died on 27-4-1993 at the age of 75 years.

Film Chand sitare’s star cast was Jeevan, Manorama, Rajan Haksar, Niranjan Sharma, Anita, Satish, Leela etc. In Hindi films two actresses were known as ” Aunty’. One was actress Shammi and the other was ” Manorama aunty “. Both actresses were Heroines in their early career for few films, but soon accepted character roles. Both were seniors and highly respected in the industry.

During the course of last 80 odd years, thousands of actors came to work in films. Most of them wanted to become Hero or Heroine, but all could not make it. What does it take to become a Hero in a film ? ( Talking only for the period 1931 to 1970 please). Is it good looks ? Then how come Shaikh Mukhtar became a Hero ? or Ranjan ? High education ? Then how come Master Bhagwan became a Hero ? A God Father ? Then how come Motilal or Surendra became Heros ? For girls too same logic applies. In the early era, most Heroines were uneducated, like Meena Shorey, for example- who could not even sign her name. All were not Handsome or beautiful. I sincerely feel, it is neither Talent nor the good looks, it is nothing but the Luck Factor, which helps in making a career in films. This explains why good looking, educated 1 or 2 film’s Heros could not sustain themselves for long. Same way, good looking girls like Vijayalaxmi, Bimla kumari, krishnakumari, Tabassum, Yashodhara katju, Shubha Khote, Shashikala etc could not continue beyond 3-4 films as Heroines.

In the 40’s era, Manorama was one such actress. She had good education, beautiful Punjabi looks, fine acting, but she could not go beyond 3 films as Heroine and to contend with side and character roles in all her career. Manorama was born in Lahore on 16-8-1920,as Irene Issac Daniels, from Punjabi father and Irish mother. She took good looks from the father. While a student, she did some child roles in films from 1926 to 1936 and as an adult, she debuted in Pancholi’s Khazanchi-41 ( when Khazanchi was remade in 1958, she was the only actor who featured in this version also. Some other such examples were Kanhaiyalal acting in film Aurat-40 and Mother India-57 and Jayant in film Mala-41 and its remake Amar-54.Naushad was the same MD for both Mala and Amar.) She then acted in Himmat-41, Khandan-42, Zamindar-42, Poonji-43, Panchhi-44, Patwari-45 in Lahore. Here only she did Heroine’s roles in Khamosh Nigahen, Rehana and Shalimar- all in 1946. After partition, she migrated to India, but she got only side and character roles.

Meanwhile, in 1947, she got married to Rajan Haksar. After coming to India, shortly, their marriage broke. She had one daughter-Roopa from this marriage. Roopa tried her luck in films in 1970, without much success. Then she got married and settled.

Manorama grew in weight. Now she got comic or vamp roles. She did films like Ghar ki izzat, Johari, Hanste aansoo, Ek phool do mali, Shor, karvaan etc etc. In all she acted in 161 films. Her last film was Water-2005. She died on 15-2-2008. She perhaps, had the longest career among actresses-from 1926 to 2005, that is a cool 80 years ! Manorama was a highly respected person in the industry. Neetu singh, Madhuri Dixit, Ram Mohan, Ekta kapoor and others were her fans. Her famous films were Jhanak Jhanak….,Half Ticket, Budtameez,and Seeta aur Geeta.

Film Chand sitare-48 had 8 songs. 7 songs have featured already on this Blog and today’s song is the last song of the film. So, with this song, film Chand sitare-48 joins the list of films who have all songs covered. My thanks to Sudhir ji for providing and uploading the full version of this song from his collection.


Song-Phir chaayi hain kaali ghataayen pardes na jaa (Chaand Sitaare)(1948) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Ishwar Chand Kapoor, MD-Premnath
Chorus

Lyrics

phir chhaayin hain kaali ghataayen
pardes na jaa
lo aayin hain mast hawaayen
pardes na jaa

mere sapnon ki duniya basa ke
yoon jaao na ankhiyaan churaa ke
ankhiyaan churaa ke
mere sapnon ki duniya basa ke
yoon jaao na ankhiyaan churaa ke
ankhiyaan churaa ke
hamen aisi adaayen na bhaayen
pardes na jaa
lo aayi hain mast
lo aayi hain mast hawaayen
pardes na jaa

dekho dekho
kisi ne li angdaayi
dekho dekho
kisi ne li angdaayi
haule haule
jawaani kehne aayi
haule haule
jawaani kehne aayi
haaye naa jaa
suhaani raaten bolein
ke jiya mera doley
naina moti ro len
haaye na jaa
suhaani raaten bolein
ke jiya mera doley
naina moti ro len
mere lab pe hai ye hi sadaayen
pardes na jaa
lo aayi hain mast
lo aayin hain mast hawaayen
pardes na jaa

o jee nainon se behta hai paani
raaja do din ki hai zindagaani
zindagaani
o jee nainon se behta hai paani
raaja do din ki hai zindagaani
zindagaani
ab aa jaa
kaleja munh ko aaye
bin tere raha na jaaye
ab aa jaa
kaleja munh ko aaye
bin tere raha na jaaye
ham raah pe akhiyaan bichhaayen
pardes na jaa
lo aaye hai mast
lo aayi hai mast hawaayen
pardes na jaa
phir chhaayin hain kaali ghataayen
pardes na jaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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फिर छाईं हैं काली घटाएँ
परदेस ना जा
लो आईं हैं मस्त हवाएँ
परदेस ना जा
मेरे सपनों की दुनिया बसा के
यूं जाओ ना अखियाँ चुरा के
अखियाँ चुरा के
मेरे सपनों की दुनिया बसा के
यूं जाओ ना अखियाँ चुरा के
अखियाँ चुरा के
हमें ऐसी अदायें ना भायें
परदेस ना जा
लो आईं हैं मस्त
लो आईं हैं मस्त हवाएँ
परदेस ना जा

देखो देखो
किसी ने ली अंगड़ाई
देखो देखो
किसी ने ली अंगड़ाई
हौले हौले
जवानी कहने आई
हौले हौले
जवानी कहने आई
हाए ना जा
सुहानी रातें बोलें
के जिया मेरा डोले
नैना मोती रो लें
हाए ना जा
सुहानी रातें बोलें
के जिया मेरा डोले
नैना मोती रो लें
मेरे लब पे हैं ये ही सदाएं
परदेस ना जा
लो आईं हैं मस्त
लो आईं हैं मस्त हवाएँ
परदेस ना जा

ओ जी नैनों से बहता है पानी
राजा दो दिन की ज़िंदगानी
ज़िंदगानी
ओ जी नैनों से बहता है पानी
राजा दो दिन की ज़िंदगानी
ज़िंदगानी
अब आ जा
कलेजा मुंह को आए
बिन तेरे रहा ना जाये
अब आ जा
कलेजा मुंह को आए
बिन तेरे रहा ना जाये
हम राह पे अखियाँ बिछाएं
परदेस ना जा
लो आईं हैं मस्त
लो आईं हैं मस्त हवाएँ
परदेस ना जा
फिर छाईं हैं काली घटाएँ
परदेस ना जा


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 : 3807 Post No. : 14803

Mukesh and his Composers – 18
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Subsequent to the posting of debut song from the film Veer Ghatotkach (1970), Sudhir ji sent me an email on 16 October 2018, saying that the said film had a wonderful Mukesh song and sought to know if I would be interested to take up the same in this series of mine. He further wrote that that he alternately taken up a Suman Kalyanpur song for representing the film in his series.

Whilst I feel quite gratified with such gestures, there is also a huge sense of resentment within myself for not taking up the posts of Mukesh more frequently.

Anyway, coming to next part of this series, we take up the curious case of composer Dilip Dholakia. I say curious because he represented himself under various names such as Dilip Roy, D. Dilip, Dilip Rai and unfortunately ended up a lesser known composer.

Because of the various names that he took upon himself, it is difficult to attribute all his contributions on the same page without an element of omission or mistake. Thankfully, the wiki page on him does justice to his various contributions in Hindi, Gujarati and Bhojpuri films. He has composed for 8 films in Hindi and 11 in Gujarati apart from the many films in which he assisted composers like Chitragupt, SN Tripathi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

I came across two detailed post/articles on Dilip Dholakia. One is from AK ji’s blog wherein Ashok M Vaishnav ji has done a detailed post on the composer. This post also contains many informative comments and a few notably by our own Arunkumar ji. The other one is a news article published after the composer passed away on 02 January 2011. These two references give a fairly good idea about all his works.

Coming to the topic of this post, Mukesh has sung two songs for him in 1970 for ‘Veer Ghatotkach’ and ‘Dagaabaaz’. The one from ‘Dagabaaz’ has already been covered on the blog including the sad version. The song for this post was noticed by self in 2015 itself when Sudhir ji was doing his posts on the early songs of Mukesh from the forties.

Hearing the restrained rendition of Mukesh and the black and white print of the song, I had jumped the gun and reported to Atul ji and Sudhir ji that I had traced one more rare song from the 40’s. However my eureka moment did not last long and I was reminded that there are two films of the same name released in 1949 and 1970 respectively. Mukesh, apparently had no songs in the 1949 version of the same film title.

Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji was more than helpful in giving me the details and confirming that only 2 songs were sung by Mukesh for the composer in Hindi. I was also given to understand that Mukesh has 2 more songs in Gujarati and one song in Magadhi language under Dilip Dholakia. Here is the short table of the collaboration between Mukesh and Dilip Dholakia.

S.No

Name of song Movie (Year of release)

Lyricist

1

Hum Manmauji Raahi Mastaane (Happy and Sad versions) ‘Daghaabaaz’ (1970) BD Mishra

2

Us Pratham Pratham

 

‘Veer Ghatotkach’ (1970) BD Mishra

The present song is featured on Raj Kumar and Laxmi Chhaaya. I found an interesting and detailed article on the actor Raj Kumar. This person is different from the more famous actor with the same name. The jewellery and make-up worn by Laxmi Chhaaya should have given me enough hints that this song cannot belong to 1949. Also, she was born only in 1948. But then, what am I trying to prove? Well, I want to convey that it is only the voice of Mukesh and his unrepresented songs on the blog that I concentrate and not much on the heroines. 🙂

Now, let us listen to this wonderful rendition by Mukesh.


Song – Us Pratham Pratham Parichay Mein Hi (Veer Ghatotkach) (1970) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – BD Mishra, MD – Dilip Dholakia

Lyrics

us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranno ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

soona soona jeevan tha mera tumhaare bina
soona soona jeevan tha mera tumhaare bina
ek akela mann tha mera tumhaare bina
tum ne aa kar mujhe wo geet diya
priye jhoom utha mera tan mann
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

poonam jaisi sundar saloni tumhari chata
poonam jaisi sundar saloni tumhari chata
yauvan tumhara barkha me umadti ghata
main janam janam ka pyaasa tha
tum mujhko mili banke saawan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko naw jeevan

us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही

सूना सूना जीवन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
सूना सूना जीवन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
एक अकेला मन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
तुमने आकर मुझे वो गीत दिया
प्रिए झूम उठा मेरा तन मन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही

पूनम जैसी सुंदर सलोनी तुम्हारी छटा
पूनम जैसी सुंदर सलोनी तुम्हारी छटा
यौवन तुम्हारा बरखा में उमड़ती घटा
मैं जनम जनम का प्यासा था
तुम मिलीं मुझे बनके सावन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन

उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

3807 Post No. : 14802 Movie Count :

4048

I was not aware tat there was a film titled ‘Maya Dor’ (1949) until two days’ back. On a further scrutiny, I drew almost blank on the details of the film other than what was mentioned in HFGK. The film was produced under the banner of Ram Krishna Films Corporation, Calcutta. Names of actors, director and the genre of the film are not known.

According to HFGK, there were six songs in the film which were released on the gramophone records. Name of the lyricist for all the songs are unattributed. Fortunately, singers of all the songs as well as the name of the music director, Chitta Roy have been mentioned. The names of playback singers – Supriti Ghosh, Bechhu Dutta, Rama Devi, Kala Baran, Anima Dutta and Gauri Mitra are new to me. There was one solo song sung by Angurbala which interested me as I was aware of her name as a classical singers specialising in khayal, thumri, dadra, ghazal, naat and devotional songs.

None of the six songs listed in HFGK was available on video sharing platforms. Fortunately, I could outsource mp3 clips of two songs, one of which happened to be the song rendered by Angurbala. An interesting fact about about the singer and the music director of this song was that both Angurbala and music director, Chitta Roy were actively associated with Kazi Nazrul Islam.

Angurbala (real name, Prabhabati Banerjee) was born in the Indas village of Burdwan district (now in Bankura district), West Bengal in C.1896. Her father was an army officer. Angurbala received primary education in her village. Despite being good at study, she had to quit formal education and had to join the stage at an early age for reasons of poverty. Angurbala’s first guide in music was Amulya Majumder. Later, she took training from Ustad Jeet Prasad. She received training in Khayal and Thumri from Pandit Ram Prasad Mishra and Ustad Zamiruddin Khan.

She entered the stage as a child artist under the guidance of dramatist Nripendra Chandra Basu in dancing and singing roles. Her Dance Master was Lalit Mohan Goswami who gave her name ‘Angurbala’ for the stage. She carried on with the same name as a performing artist as well as a singer. In 1912, she entered into her professional career as a singer-actor in a Bengali drama staged by Cornwallis Theatre, Calcutta. Thereafter, she became a regular stage artist in several plays.

The Gramophone Company of India invited her to record songs. ‘Kaala Tor Tarey Kadamtolay Cheye Thaki’ and ‘Bandho Na Torikhani Amar E Nadikuley’ were her first two Bengali non-film songs to be released on records. Thereafter she became a regular with HMV, cutting innumerable discs.

In the year 1923, her first silent film ‘Indrasabha’ was released. Her first talkie was ‘Jamuna Puliney’ (Bengali, 1933) in which she played the role of Brindey. Indubala and Kamala Jharia were her co-stars in this film. Soon she made her presence felt in singing roles in Hindi films like ‘Radha Krishna’ (1933), ‘Char Darvesh’ (1933), ‘Naseeb Ka Chakkar’ (1936), ‘Maa Ki Mamta’ (1936), and some other films in many different Indian languages like Bengali, Urdu, Tamil and Telugu.

Angurbala was the first singer to sing from All India Radio, Calcutta on the very first day when broadcasting was started in 1927. Her immense popularity as a singing artist drew the attention of the Nizam of Hyderabad who specially invited her to sing in his court. In one of the discs during this period, her photo was printed on one side of a record with the photo of Hyderabad’s Nizam on the other. That was the extent she impressed the Nizam with her songs. Her stage performances continued at the same time and her songs were a source of major attraction for all those who queued up for tickets of the plays.

Angurbala’s association with Kazi Nazrul Islam broadened her music field and she recorded several songs of Nazrul gradually achieving the status of a major exponent of such songs. She was appointed as a music trainer of HMV by Kazi Nazrul Islam. She quit acting to concentrate on singing which was her first love.

Angurbala was popularly known as Sangeet Samragyee (Empress of the Music). Indubala was her close personal friend. A documentary film, titled ‘Teen Kanya’ featuring her along with two other artistes namely Indubala and Kamala Jharia was made in 1972. Apart from a Gold disc from HMV, she was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 1983 and a honorary D.Litt from Kalyani University.

Even in advanced age, Angurbala participated in music functions and gave public performances. Sometime in 1982, she suffered a stroke that caused loss of her memory. After about 18 months, she breathed her last on January 7, 1984 leaving behind her foster son, Amal Banerjee, his wife and a treasure of her music.

I was familiar with the name, Chitta Roy, the music director who had composed a few Hindi non-filmy songs in the 1940s. He was one of the first to use Talat Mehmood for a non-filmy ghazal ‘Gham-e-Zindagi ka ya rab na mila koi kinara’ in early 1940s which was re-recorded in 1963.

Chitta (Chittaranjan) Roy was born on March 2, 1912 in Barisal (now in Bangla Desh). He passed B. Sc. (Physics) from Calcutta University with honours. But his interest was in the music. When he first went to HMV office in Calcutta in 1938 to record his maiden songs as a singer and composer, he was not allowed. Subsequently, on a request from Kazi Nazrul Islam, Chitta Roy was allowed to record his songs under the supervision of Kazi Nazrul Islam. These two songs were Bengali non-filmyl songs – ‘Ekla Ghare Dakbo Na.’ (1938) and ‘Ke jaane maa tobo maya’ (1938). With this gratitude, Chitta Roy got attached to Kazi Nazrul Islam and he became personal assistant to him.

With this association, Chitta Roy composed many Nazrul songs along with folks, modern and devotional songs. Kazi Nazrul Islam gave him a pseudonym name ‘Dilawar Hossain’ for his excellent rendition of Islamic songs. Throughout his life, Chitta Roy remained devoted to his mentor.

Chitta Roy was also associated with composing songs for a few Bengali films like ‘Nishir Dak’, ‘Krishna Kaberi,’ ‘Alibaba’ in the 1940s. He also recorded audios for Bengali plays like ‘Padmini’, ‘Chandrabati’, ‘Harishchandra’ etc. He was the visiting professor of music in Rabindra Bharti University and the Bengal Music College affiliated to the University of Calcutta.

During his last days, Chitta Roy suffered from hypertension but he did not give up his first love, the music. On the night of September 12, 1963, he suffered a heart attack. He was admitted to hospital where he breathed his last in the evening of September 13, 1963. He was 51.

The only Hindi film for which Chitta Roy composed songs was ‘Maya Dor’ (1949). I am presenting one of the rarest song ‘aayi jawaani aayi’ sung by Angurbala for the film. The lyricist is unattributed. This song has a typical Bengali music flavour close to the style of another stalwart, Kamal Dasgupta. Probably both were influenced by the music of Kazi Nazrul Islam.

With this song, ‘Maya Dor’ (1949), Angurbala and Chitta Roy make debut in the Blog.

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Acknowledgements: The information on Angurbala is mainly based on an article written by Dr. Jyoti Prakash Guha which appeared in the Journal of the Society of Indian Record Collectors, Mumbai – Annual TRN 2008. The information on Chitta Roy was based on a Blog ‘ Chitta Roy – A Name in the World of Music’. I could not locate the name of the author of the Blog but Shibani Basu, one of the daughters of Chitta Roy seems to be associated with the Blog as her name appears as one of the contacts for suggesting the improvement on the information on Chitta Roy.

Audio Clip:

Song-Aayi jawaani aayi aayi (Maaya Dor)(1949) Singer-Angoorbala, MD-Chitta Roy

Lyrics

aayi jawaani aayi
aayi jawaani aayi
aayi
aayi jawaani aayi
armaanon ke taar milaati
jeewan swarag basaati ee ee
jeewan swarag basaati
armaanon ke taar milaati
jeewan swarag basaati ee ee
jeewan swarag basaati
dukh se dil ka dard mitaati
dukh se dil ka dard mitaati
bigdi baat banaati ee ee
bigdi baat banaati

hai anmoli(?) ghoonghat ?? ??
hai anmoli(?) ghoonghat ?? ??
aayi jawaani aayi
aayi
aayi jawaani aayi

veeraanon mein phool khilaati
soone mahal basaati ee ee
soone mahal basaati
veeraanon mein phool khilaati
soone mahal basaati ee ee
soone mahal basaati
naye naye sansaar dikhaati
naye naye sansaar dikhaati
jeewan naya banaati re
jeewan naya banaati
laakh maraz ki ek dawaai
laakh maraz ki ek dawaai
aayi jawaani aayi
aayi
aayi jawaani aayi
aayi jawaani aayi
aayi
aayi jawaani aayi


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3806 Post No. : 14801

Today’s song is a very very special song. It is from film Roomal-49. Four songs from this film are already discussed. Luckily, this song was yet to be discussed, as if waiting for me. It is a duet of Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Written by Nazim Panipati, it is composed by Hansraj Behl. HFGK is silent on the MD’s name for all songs, though there were two of them- Hansraj Behl and Aziz Khan. However, there are other references to confirm that Behl was composer for this song, namely 1. The uploader has mentioned his name 2. Rafi’s Excel sheet mentions his name and 3. Behl’s name is mentioned for this song in book ‘ Rafinama’ by Isak Mujawar.

Now, coming to the point why this song is special.The reason is….this is the First ever duet of Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Rafi had started Playback recording from 1944 and Asha started from 1948. Within one year, Asha sang a duet with Rafi in film Roomal-49. Another film Lekh was also made in 1949 and they sang in that film too, but Roomal duet was the First one to be recorded.

Incidentally, Asha and Rafi had the maximum duets in HFM. They sang a total of 806 duets from 1949. Their last duet came on the screen in film Kala Coat-1993 ( 13 years after Rafi had left us.)-MD Iqbal Gill. Asha Bhosle and Rafi created 3 records during their journey together-
1. Maximum duets – 806
2. Maximum duets in one MD’s films – 92 duets in OPN’s films.
3. Rafi-Asha maximum duets in one film- Basant-60 – 11 duets
(Ed note-The blog has 514 Rafi-Asha Duets, including this song.)

Mohd. Rafi was the only singer who sang duets with the 3 major female actor singers of the 40s. He sang with Noorjehan (Jugnu-47), Khurshid ( Aage Badho-47) and Suraiya (Kajal-48 and in 11 more films).

Besides the known and well known female singers, Rafi sang duets with some ‘ not so well known ‘ female singers too. Some of them are Laxmi Rai, Kumudini Dikshit, Lakshmi shankar, Gandhari Rane, Promodini Desai, Razia Begum, Malti Pande, Pushpa Huns, Ramola, Pushpa Pagdhare, Pratibha, Kanchan, Poornima, Meena Patki, Jyoti, Kamla Sista, Kaushi Gidwani, Savita Suman, Sumitra Lahiri, Sagarika Mukherji, Krishna Bose, Krishna Mukherji, etc etc.

Rafi sang maximum songs with Laxmikant-Pyarelal (369), followed by Shankar-Jaikishen – 341, Chitragupt-247, Ravi-235, O P Nayyar-197, Kalyanji – Anandji – 169, Naushad-149, Madan Mohan-169, R D Burman-122, Usha Khanna-114, Sonik- Omi-104 and N Dutta-102. ( all figures from book Rafinama by Isak Mujawar).

Rafi sang only 1 duet with Meena Kapoor in film Aabroo-56. There is another song having voices of Meena, Rafi,Asha and Manna Dey in Tajmahal-63). This is understandable considering Anil da’s opinion about Rafi’s singing !

Film Roomal-49 was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. He was born on 17-12-1908 at Suver ( noe Umedgadh) in Sabarkantha Dist. Gujarat. From his 9th year onwards he was educated in Bombay. He completed his M.A. in Pali language, to become a Teacher but not so good results forced him to join Film industry. He had already written articles on films. He had also translated sound recordist Minoo Katrak’s book in Hindi and Gujarati.
He joined the Marketing department of Sagar Movietone. After Baburao Patel headed that department, he was shifted as asstt. director. He co directed film Gramophone Singer, along with Virendra Desai-the owner’s son-who later married Nalini jaywant despite he being already married.

Thakur’s first film as an independent director was ‘Civil Marriage’-40, in which Snehprabha Pradhan made her debut. He worked for Ranjit, Prakash and other banners. Her directed 20 films. His last film was Nawab Sirajuddoula-67. He mainly directed Mythologicals, social and comedy films.
He was a multifaceted person. He knew and could speak 11 languages. He wrote scripts for film Baiju Bawra-52 and several Gujarati films. He also directed 2 Gujarati films. He wrote 4 research based Novels. His article on Sagar Movietone has become a reference point for researchers.
Ramchandra Thakur died on 31-10-1992. (adapted from ‘ Sagar Movietone’-Biren kothari)

The cast of film Roomal-49 was Nargis, Rehman, Jairaj, Jeevan, Badriprasad, Jillobai, Cuckoo, Jankidas etc etc.

Jillobai (real name Zuleikha Ibrahim), born in 1905, in Bombay, was a Tawayef from Delhi. She started from stage dramas and then silent films. During this period, Master Nissar was attracted towards her, but being a shrewd woman, she spurned his advances, only after lot of money was spent on her by him. She acted in more than 100  Talkie films and also sang 3 songs in 3 films initially. Her first talkie film was  India’s first Talkie film Aalam Ara-1931, in which she sang one song also. She acted in many popular films like Anarkali-35, Kissan Kanya-37, Pukar-39, Sikander-41, Taqdeer-43, Zeenat-45, Jugnu- 47, Mother India-57, Mughal-e-Azam-60 etc etc. Her last film seems to be Suhani Raat-74. (I thank Sudhir ji and Pramod Godbole ji for providing additional information) .

Nazim Panipati, who wrote the songs of film Roomal-49, along with Mulkraj Bhakri and Rupbani, was born in lahore in 1920. His real name was Muhammed Ismail Khan. He was the younger brother of Dirctor/Lyricist Wali sahab. Due to his hobby of writing shairi, he was introduced to Dalsukh Pancholi and Roop k. Shorey. He first wrote songs for Punjabi films. His first film as a Lyricist in Hindi was Zamindar-42. He shifted to Bombay and wrote 80+ songs in 25 films. His last film in India was Sheesham-52. Then he migrated to Pakistan. He wrote more than 120 songs for Pak Television and Punjabi/Urdu films. He died in Lahore on 18-6-1998.

Today’s song by Rafi, Asha and chorus looks to be a fun comedy song. Enjoy this song….


Song-Lo dum daba ke Bhaage….hamen darr kaahe ka(Roomaal)(1949) Singers- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD- Hansraj Bahl
Both
Unidentified Male Voice 1, Unidentified Male Voice 2, Unidentified Male Voice 3
Chorus

Lyrics

aa
ha aa aa aa
aa aa aa
lo dum dabaa ke bhaage
warrant laane waale ae
khud ban gaye hain ulloo
ulloo banaane waale

aji haan aan aan
ulloo banaane waale
haan aan
ulloo banaane waale

haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
ulloo banaane waale
haan aan
ulloo banaane waale

ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
hoshiyaar
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka
hamaara beda ho gaya paar
beda ho gaya paar

hamaara beda ho gaya paar
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

paas nahin hai
paisa dhela
babu ji paisa dhela
lala ji paisa dhela
oy hoy hoy hoy
paisa dhela
phir bhi laga hua hai
mela
hai mela
ab to mangal
shukkar hafta
ab to mangal
shukkar hafta
har din hai itwaar
aji haan
har din hai itwaar
laa la
lallalalla
lallalalla laa
hamen darr aah
hamen darr ee
hamen darr ooh
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaah
e ka

khelo koodo naacho gaao
every thing is happy now
every thing is happy now
kuchh na kuchh to
mil jaata hai
kuchh na kuchh to mil jaata hai
naqd ho ya udhaar aar
naqd ho ya udhaar
mere yaar
khushi mein naach
tu apni maan
mere dildaar
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

ham hain engine
tum ho lorry
dil hai armaanon ka thhaana
ham hain thaanedaar
aji haan
ham hain thaanedaar
aji haan
ham hain thaanedaar

o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaaaaar
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

ka..ahe ka

ka..ahe ka

 


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Blog Day : 3805 Post No. : 14800

There was a time when Blog century used to be so common that there used to be as many as two such occasions every month. How times have changed. Now we have one blog century in two months !

Song post number 14600 was covered on August 2018. Next song post number 14700 was covered on 17 october 2018. Now more than two months (62 days) later, at a strike rate of less than two songs a day, now we reach song post number 14800 !

I am not able to specifically pinpoint the reasons for this slow progress. There may be several reasons. One reason could be that I have become “busy”. I would summarily reject this reason. I am not busy any more than what I was during 2011 and 2012 when the blog saw centuries every 16 days. I still recall some music lovers complaining that theere were far too many song notifications every day spamming the inboxes of the subscribers. 🙂 And curiously enough, I used to think that the number of songs being posted those days was rather low. 🙂

One reason for slow progress these days coould be because we have become rather conscious of “records”, unlike the case in the past. During 2011 and 2012, we were not conscious about YIPPEE movies, debutant movies, count of songs in the movie etc. Yhose were simple days when we just covered songs as they occured to us, with far less planning. Today, considerable time is taken up in deciding which song to cover. Since so many thousands of songs have already been covered, searching for songs to cover also takes time now a days. So many songs from yesteryears have been covered that every new song that we discuss from those years appears like a gold dust to me. Unlike in the past, we rarely discuss songs composed by Naushad, Shankar Jaikishan, O P Nayyar, S D Burman etc mainly because bulk of the songs of these composers have already been covered and we are now scraping the bottom of the barrel, as far as remaining songs of these composers are concerned.

Same is the case for singers like say Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, Suraiyya etc. Bulk of songs sung by them have already been covered. In case of K l Saigal and Suraiyya, we have covered each and every song that is available.

During the early days of the year 2018, our new year resolution of covering one debutant song and ne YIPPEE song daily was adhered to with great discipline for the first four months before this resolution had to be abandoned.

Though we in the blog seem less prolific this days, but that is more than compensated by the research work related to HFM that goes on in the background. The well researched articles full of difficult to find information that our inhouse researchers, Mr Arunkumar Deshmuh and Mr Sadanand Kamath regularly come up with have added considerably to our knowledge of forgotten artists and movies of the past. Mr Sudhir Kapur has been digging up forgotten movies of 1960s, some of them so obscure that no details were known about them till they were discussed here. So, we many have slowed down in number of posts, but the quality of posts by our inhouse research scholars remains as high as ever.

Peevesie’s mom, despite being busy, heroically comes up with articles on the occasion of anniversaries of artists and also blog regulars. Regulars like Prakashchandra, Avinash Scrapwala, Mahesh Mamadapur etc silently keep adding value to the blog. So we continue to forge ahead, even if at a slow pace than before

Whenever we discuss a blog century song, we try to combine it with some other special occasion. This blog century post number 13800 is no different. We combine this article with the blog century of an artist. With this song, lyricist Yogesh completes one hundred songs in the blog.

I have gone through the filmography of Yogesh. Here I present the full filmography of Yogesh. This should serve as a ready reference as far as the HFM career of Yogesh is concerned.

I request reders to point out errors/ omissions in the filmography so that it can be made better and more compelete.

Filmography of Yogesh
———————

SNO Movie Title (year) MD Songs of Yogesh in blog Songs of Yogesh in movie Remarks
1 Sakhi Robin (1962) Robin Bannerji 4 6 All songs by Yogesh
2 Rocket Tarzan (1963) Robin Bannerji 1 6 All songs by Yogesh
3 Krisnavtaar (1964) Suresh Kumar 1 5 Total nine songs in movie
4 Marvel Man (1964) Robin Bannerji 3 6 Total seven songs in movie
5 Flying Circus (1965) Robin Bannerji 1 6 All songs by Yogesh
6 Spy in Goa (1966) Robin Bannerji 2 6 All songs by Yogesh
7 Tarzan ki mehbooba (1966) Suresh Kumar 1 2 Total six songs in movie
8 Ek Raat (1967) Usha Khanna 3 3 Total six songs in movie. All covered
9 Anand (1971) Salil Chaudhary 4 4 Total five songs in movie. All covered
10 Nanhi Kaliyaan (1971) Surendra NIL 2 Total five songs in movie. None covered
11 Annadaata (1972) Salil Chaudhary 6 6 All songs by Yogesh. All covered
12 Anokha Daan (1972) Salil Chaudhary 4 4 Total five songs in movie. All covered
13 Bansi Birju (1972) Vijay Raghav Rao 2 7 All songs by Yogesh
14 Mere Bhaiyya (1972) Salil Chaudhary 2 3 Total five songs in movie
15 Sabse Bada Sukh (1972) Salil Chaudhary NIL 2 Total two songs in movie. None covered
16 Bada Kabootar (1973) R D Burman 1 5 All songs by Yogesh
17 Honeymoon (1973) Usha Khanna 4 4 All songs by Yogesh. All covered
18 Nanha Shikaari (1973) Bappi Lahiri NIL 2 Total five songs in movie. One covered
19 Sonal (1973) Manna Dey NIL 4 Total four songs in movie. None covered
20 Jai Radhekrishna (1974) Vasant Desai NIL 5 Total five songs in movie. None covered
21 Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1974) Bhupinder Soni NIL 4 Total four songs in movie. None covered
22 Rajnigandha (1974) Salil Chaudhary 2 2 All songs by Yogesh. All covered
23 Us paar (1974) S D Burman 5 5 All songs by Yogesh. All covered
24 Mazaaq (1975) R D Burman 1 2 All songs by Yogesh.
25 Mili (1975) S D Burman 3 3 All songs by Yogesh. All covered
26 Chhoti Si Baat (1976) Salil Chaudhary 3 3 All songs by Yogesh. All covered
27 Anand Mahal (1977) Salil Chaudhary 1 2 Total four songs in movie
28 Chala Murari Hero Banne(1977) R D Burman 2 6 All songs by Yogesh
29 Jeewan Mukt (1977) R D Burman NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
30 Mamta (1977) Shyamal Mitra 1 4 All songs by Yogesh
31 Minoo (1977) Salil Chaudhary 2 5 All songs by Yogesh
32 Priyatma (1977) Rajesh Roshan 1 1 Five songs in movie. All songs covered
33 Safed Jhoothh(1977) Shyamal Mitra NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
34 Besharam (1978) Kalyanji Anandji 1 4 All songs by Yogesh
35 Daamaad (1978) Hemant Bhonsle 1 4 All songs by Yogesh
36 Dillagi (1978) Rajesh Roshan 4 4 All songs by Yogesh. All songs covered
37 Kaanoon ka shikaar (1978) Meena Mangeshkar NIL 3 Five songs in movie. None covered
38 Pal Do Pal Ka Saath (1978) Shyam Sagar 1 1 Four songs in movie.
39 Baaton Baaton Mein (1979) Rajesh Roshan 2 2 Four songs in movie. All songs covered
40 Do Ladke Donon Kadke (1979) Hemant Kumar NIL 2 All songs by Yogesh.
41 Hamaare Tumhaare (1979) R D Burman 2 5 All songs by Yogesh
42 Jeena Yahaan (1979) Salil Chaudhary 1 3 All songs by Yogesh
43 Saahas (1979) Amin Sangeet unknown unknown Five songs in movie. Breakup of songs among lyricists (Yogesh and Anjaan) unknown
44 Love in Canada (1979) Hemant Kumar 1 5 All songs by Yogesh
45 Manzil (1979) R D Burman 4 4 All songs by Yogesh (one multiple version song)
46 Raj Kumari (1979) Suresh Kumar NIL 6 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
47 Sampark (1979) Ravindra Jain NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
48 Apne Paraaye (1980) Bappi Lahiri 2 4 All songs by Yogesh
49 Chaalbaaz (1980) Madan Mohan NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
50 Chemmen Lehren (1980) Salil Chaudhary NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
51 Room No 203 (1980) Salil Chaudhary NIL 2 Four songs in movie
52 Agni Pareeksha (1981) Salil Chaudhary 4 4 All songs by Yogesh. All songs covered
53 Chalo Bhor Ke Raahi (1981) Salil Chaudhary NIL 1 One song in movie
54 Naani Maa (1981) Salil Chaudhary NIL 2 All songs by Yogesh
55 Adhoora Aadmi (1982) R D Burman NIL 5 All songs by Yogesh
56 Anokha Bandhan (1982) Usha Khanna NIL 1 Six songs in movie. None covered
57 Shaukeen (1982) R D Burman 6 6 All songs by Yogesh. All songs covered
58 Bekhabar (1983) Usha Khanna NIL 3 Six songs in movie. None covered
59 Chatpatee (1983) Basu Manohari NIL 7 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
60 Kisi Se Na Kehna (1983) Bappi Lahiri NIL 5 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
61 Pasand Apni Apni (1983) Bappi Lahiri Unknown Unknown Six songs in movie. Breakup between lyricists ( Anjaan /Yogesh) not known
62 Raaste Aur Rishte (1983) Usha Khanna NIL 5 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
63 Rang Birangi (1983) R D Burman 2 4 All songs by Yogesh
64 Hanste Khelte (1984) Govind Naresh NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
65 Laakhon ki baat (1984) Manas Mukherji NIL 5 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
66 I love you (1985) Usha Khanna NIL 5 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
67 Ehsaan Aap Ka (1986) Ravindra Jain NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
68 Sheesha (1986) MD-Bappi Lahiri NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
69 Tahkhaana(1986) Ajit Singh Unknown Unknown Three songs in movie. Breakup between lyricists ( Kafeel Azar /Yogesh) not known
70 Kaal Chakra (1988) Vijay Batalvi NIL 2 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
71 Trishaagni (1989) Salil Chaudhary Only one song in the movie. According to director Nabendu Ghosh’s book, this song is penned by Nabendu Ghosh
72 Aakhri Badla (1990) Salil Chaudhary NIL 4 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
73 Pyaar Bhara Dil (1991) Nikhil Vinay NIL 6 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
74 Ganga Ka Vachan (1992) Nikhil Vinay NIL 2 Six songs in movie. None covered
75 Jeena Marna Tere Sang (1992) Dilip Sen Samir Sen NIL 1 Thirteen songs in movie. None covered
76 Jhoothhi Shaan (1992) R D Burman NIL 4 Five songs in movie. None covered
77 Umar Pachpan Ki Dil Bachpan Ka (1992) Dilip Samir NIL 7 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
78 Aaja Meri Jaan (1993) Amar Utpal NIL 4 Fourteeen songs songs in movie. None covered
79 Chor Aur Chaand (1993) Nikhil Vinay NIL 9 Ten songs in movie. None covered
80 Dil Apna Preet Paraai (1993) Usha Khanna NIL 3 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
81 Dulaara (1994) Nikhil Vinay NIL 2 Eight songs in movie. None covered
82 Shikhar (1995) Nikhil Vijay NIL 1 Ten songs in movie. None covered
83 Soorajmukhi (1995) Ajay Swami NIL 2 Eight songs in movie. None covered
84 Apne Dam Per (1996) Aadesh Srivastav NIL 1 Seven songs in movie. None covered
85 English Babu Desi Mem (1996) Nikhil Vinay NIL 6 Seven songs in movie. None covered
86 Smuggler (1996) Bappi Lahiri NIL 2 Seven songs in movie. None covered
87 Gudgudee (1997) Bappi Lahiri NIL 4 Six songs in movie. None covered
88 Ham Hain Pyaar Mein (2002) Nishaad Vaidhya NIL 6 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
89 Sssshhh… (2003) Anu Malik NIL 1 Six songs in movie. None covered
90 Dushmani (2002) Nikhil Vinay NIL 1 Five songs in movie. None covered
91 Ye Lamhe Judaai Ke (2004) Nikhil Vinay NIL 2 Eight songs in movie. None covered
92 Suno Na (2009) Sanjay Chaudhary NIL 6 All songs by Yogesh. None covered
93 Khaap (2011) Anujj Kappoo NIL 3 Nine songs in movie. None covered

Coming to the song under discussioon, the song is from “Mazaaq”(1975). This by now forgotten movie was directed by Kumar for Indira Films Bombay. The movie had Vinod Mehra, Mausami Chatterji, Aruna Irani, Ifthikhar, Mehmood, Mridula, Bhagwan, Kanhaiyyalal, Agha, Keshto Mukherji, Mukri, Ridku, Shakeel, Ratan Gaurang, Gopal Mukherji, Samar Roy, V Gopal, Viju Khote, Asrani etc in it. The movie had guest appearances by Shubha Khote, Ravi Ghosh, Paintal, and special appearances by Basu Chatterji and S Ramnathan.

This movie had only two songs in it. First song is covered in the past.

Here is the second and final song from “Mazaaq”(1975) to appear in the blog. The song is a two part song. Part one is sung by Mohammed Rafi and it is lip synced by Vinod Mehra. Part II is a duet which is sung by Mohammed Rafi and Mehmood. It is picturised on Vinod Mehra and Mehmood. The song can be described as the title song as well as “advice” song.

Yogesh is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

I vaguely remember having heard this song and then I forgot all about this song. It was only while searching for this song and playing it that I realised that I had last heard this song more than four decades ago ! Needless to state that I had no clue about the details of this song.

In a way, this forgotten gem of a song is a song fit to be covered as a special song in the blog.

With this song, the blog ticks one more landmark. Let us hope that this musical bandwagon, whicgh is moving at a slow pace will soon gain some momentum and will hopefully pick up the speed of train 18, if not bullet train. 🙂

I take this opportunity to thank one and all whose continued support and well wishes are the fuel on which this music bandwagon feeds.

Part I


Part II

Song-Paagal zamaane mein is paagalkhaane mein(Mazaaq)(1975) Singers-Rafi, Mehmood, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

Part I
—————-
paagal zamaane mein
is paagal khaane mein
sabse tu paagal jee ban ke mil
paagal zamaane mein
is paagal khaane mein
sabse tu paagal jee ban ke mil
paagal ke liye hai maaf
kuchh bhi wo kare mazaak
sun ae mere dil
paagal zamaane mein
is paagal khaane mein
sabse tu paagal jee ban ke mil
paagal ke liye hai maaf
kuchh bhi wo kare mazaak
sun ae mere dil
arre sun ae mere dil

duniya ka ye mela
hoon phir bhi main akela
aandhi mein jaise chiraag
kaisi hai ye uljhan
ke suljhaaye jitna man
utna hi uljhe dimaag
kaabil to bhookha mare
paagal jo chaahe kare
kaisa hai mazaak
paagal zamaane mein
is pagal khaane mein
sabse tu pagal jee ban ke to mil
paagal ke liye hai maaf
kuchh bhi wo kare mazaak
sun ae mere dil
arre sun ae mere dil

jal mein dhobi pyaasa
jab dekha ye tamaasha
tab jaa ke samjha main baat
jab tak khud na chaahen
nahin dhoonden khud hum raahen
dega nahin koi saath
matlab ka hai ye jahaan
inan hai aise yahaan
bolen din ko raat
paagal zamaane mein
is pagal khane me
sabse tu pagal jee ban ke to mil
paagal ke liye hai maaf
kuchh bhi wo kare mazaak
sun ae mere dil
are sun ae mere dil

——————————
Part II
——————————
samajh hai moti teri
jab ungli hogi tedhi
tab hi to niklega ghi
thheek hai
thheek hai
kya kehne hain tere
arre yaar kasam se mere
sach baat toone kahi

ham tum kya pade pade
takte hain khade khade
kar ke dillagi
arre paagal zamaane mein
is paagal khaane mein
sabse tu paagal hi ban ke mil
paagal ke liye hai maaf
kuchh bhi wo kare mazaak
sun ae mere dil
arre sun ae mere dil

oo oo
hahahaha
bol
bol apna thhobda khol
bol
ooohahahaha

maare kaun sa jaadu
jo bankar ghoome baabu
gadbad ghotala hain kya
gadbad ghotala hai kya
gadbad ghotala hain kya
gadbad ghotala
gadbad gadbad gadbad
gadbabd
gadbad ghotala hain kya

arey fark raha kya tujh mein
aur fark raha kya mujh mein
tujhko agar doon bata
yaaron se nahin chhupa
kha pi ke maze uda
toone sach kaha
aa toone sach kaha

paagal zamaane mein
is paagal khaane mein
sabse tu paagal hi ban ke mil
paagal ke liye hai maaf
kuchh bhi wo kare mazaak
sun ae mere dil
arre sun ae mere dil


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Blog Day : 3805 Post No. : 14799

“Rickshaawaala”(1960) was produced by Shankar Mehta-M Acharya and K C Verma and directed by Shankar Mehta for Kala Darpan, Bombay. This “social” movie had Johny Walker, Anita Guha, Radhakishan, Kuldeep Kaur, Ramlal, Jagdev, Minu Mumtaz, Jagdeesh Kanwal, Sadhana, Mohan Modi, Darshan, Dukhiya, Radheshyam, Krishn Billa, C K Shah, Sayyad, Satpal, Dinanath, Devraj, Moolraj, Amir Ali, Murari, Rasheed, Bela, Sheela etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Rickshaawaala”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

Only the audio of the song is available. It seems certain that Rafi had sung by Johny Walker. Asha Bhonsle most likely had sung for Anita Guha. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Jawaani mein to ik dil ki (Rickshawala)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD-N Datta
Both

Lyrics

jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai
nigaahen mil bhi jaati hain
muhabbat ho bhi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

bataao ham dabaayen kis tarah dil ki umangon ko
bataao ham dabaayen kis tarah dil ki umangon ko
tumhen dekhen to bekaabu tabeeyat ho hi jaati hai
tumhen dekhen to bekaabu tabeeyat ho hi jaati hai
nigahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

nahin aasaan tumse apne dil ki baat keh dena
nahin aasaan tumse apne dil ki baat keh dena
magar jab muskura do tum
to himmat ho hi jaati hai
magar jab muskura do tum
to himmat ho hi jaati hai
nigaahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to is dil ki

haseenon ki to jebon par inaayat ho hi jaati hai
samjhe bhai haan
haseenon ki to jebon par inaayat ho hi jaati hai
yahan par aane waalon ki hajaamat ho hi jaati hai
yahan par aane waalon ki hajaamat ho hi jaati hai

nigahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

hamen dil ki zaroorat hai na in rangeen adaaon ki
haay haay
hamen dil ki zaroorat hai na in rangeen adaaon ki
magar kadke hain
paison ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai
magar kadke hain
paison ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai

nigaahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki


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Blog Day : 3804 Post No. : 14798

“Akalmand”(1966) was directed by Roop K Shorey for Mukul Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kishore Kumar, I S Johar, Sonia Sahni, Praveen Chaudhary, Kamal Kapoor, Raj Kishore, V Gopal, Majnoon, Jeewankala, Madhu Malti, Wazeer Mohammad Khan, Kumar, Tuntun, Hari Shivdasani, Pratima Devi, Khursheed, Kaajal, Rajinder Singh, S K Khosla, Ram Kamlani, etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Akalmand”(1966) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Aziz Kashmiri is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

Only the audio of the song is available as far as I can tell. From the sounds of it, the song appears to be a synchronised dance song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Baalmaa saajna duniya bhula di tere pyaar ne (Akalmand)(1966) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

baalma
saajna aa
baalma
saajna aa
duniya bhula di tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne
baalma
saajna aa
baalma
saajna aa
duniya bhula di tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne baalma aa

dekha pehli baar tumhen
haay kya nazaara thha
dekha pehli baar tumhen
haay kya nazaara thha
kis tarah bataayen tumhen
haal jo hamaara thha aa
kis tarah bataayen tumhen
haal jo hamaara thha
loota hain dil ye bekraar ne
bekaraar ne
bekraar ne
baalma
saajna aa
baalma
saajna aa
duniya bhula di tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne
baalma aa

ho jo mere bas mein to
motiyon mein taul doon
ho jo mere bas mein to
motiyon mein taul doon
pyaar hai kisi se tumhen
bhed saara khol doon
pyaar hai kisi se tumhen
bhed saara khol doon
thhaani hai kya dil mein sarkaar ne
sarkaar ne
sarkaar ne
baalma
saajna aa
baalma
saajna aa
duniya bhula di tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne
baalma
saajna aa
baalma
saajna aa
duniya bhula di tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne
tere pyaar ne baalma


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Blog Day : 3804 Post No. : 14797

When we talk of Partition and Migration of artistes from India to Pakistan and vice versa, only the famous and the well known names are considered. There were hundreds of small time less known artists, viz. actors, directors, lyricists, composers, instrument players, chorus singers, technicians etc who also had migrated for various reasons. The other day I was reading a book, ” Who’s who: Music in Pakistan ” written by A.Shaikh and M.Shaikh. In this book I found several names of singers,composers,lyricists and above all instrument players, who shifted to Pakistan.

It is a well known fact that in olden times,the instrument players,chorus singers and orchestra players had personal attachments and preferences,for particular composers and vice versa too. That is why, when Ghulam Haider went back to Lahore,he was extremely happy to meet some of his orchestra players in Lahore. In one of the interviews he had said that he felt like a family reunion. He arranged a get together for all those people.

In the Hindi film industry,many Partition immigrants came to dominate and transform the scene here.Film makers like Pancholi, Sippy,B R Chopra,Yash Chopra,Ramanand Sagar-all India’s most successful commercial producers were also Partition immigrants. Once heavily dominated by Muslim Film makers,writers,actors and composers,the Hindi film industry changed drastically after the Partition.

Many successful film personalities had gone to Pakistan between 1947 and 1950,including producers like Mehboob and Shaukat Hussain Rizvi-who went to Lahore,with capital to buy the Hindu-owned studios. Prominent producers of Lahore like Dalsukh Pancholi and Shorey were forced to sell their studios and properties for a song and flee for their life,to India,after riots in Pakistan post Partition. Some Muslim artistes returned to India,after a few years when they realised that Lahore film industry had largely collapsed due to exodus of prominent Hindu producers.

The crucial role played by films in Indian culture could be seen in the Refugee camps of Delhi,where ever evening,for 2 hours Hindi films were shown free to all. ‘ Film India’ commented that there were more than 15000 refugees from Sindh and Punjab in Bombay.It also suggested that good looking and educated women can be employed in films.Due to polarisation,there was much explosive writing published in this magazine,that time.

However,as before and always, Bombay film industry maintained its secular culture and a big rally,led by Durga Khote and Prithviraj Kapoor was taken out on 2-10-1947,in Bombay. The entire film industry had joined in it and slogans like ‘Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai’ etc were shouted in the rally. Similarly,to pacify over one lakh refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangaladesh) in Calcutta, Lata Mangeshkar had led a rally in Calcutta during 1971.

The famous Music Historian James Mc Connachie said, ” As India marched into an uncertain future-in 1947-Film songs offered something Unique: they helped creating a sense of belonging to One Nation,something that the divisive extremist right wingers in India,chanting” Hindustan for Hindus” could never achieve. When Hindi film singers sang,nobody cared that Mohd.Rafi was a Muslim or Lata was a Hindu Brahmin. Its great music bridged the gap between Hindus and Muslims,mush better than any Politician (including Gandhi and Nehru) ever could achieve.” -World Music-The rough guide,Vol II,pp 106,pub.1990 by Harper.

Like many top class composers who migrated to Pakistan, there were some small time or recently started composers who also left, like Inayat Hussain (only 1 Punjabi film Kamli),Fateh ali khan (2 films,Aaina-44 and Director-47),Tufail farooqi (2 films-Sona Chandi-46 and Dekhojee-47). Inayat Hussai of course became a Legend in Pakistan.

Today’s song is from film Aaina-1944. Its music directors were Gulshan Sufi and Fateh Ali Khan. Fateh ali khan migrated to Pakistan after Partition and Gulshan Sufi went after mid 50s.

Fateh Ali Khan was a classical singer and a Qawwali musician in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India in 1901. Fateh Ali Khan was the father of Pakistani Qawwali musicians, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan. Their family had an unbroken tradition of Qawwali, linked closely to the Sufi Chishti Order for over 600 years. Fateh Ali Khan was trained in classical music and Qawwali by his father, Maula Baksh Khan (Ali Khan), and he, soon after his training, distinguished himself as a skilled vocalist and instrumentalist. He learned to play traditional Indian instruments such as sitar, sarod and vichitra veena as well as Western instruments like the violin. He also mastered thousands of verses in Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic and Persian.

Fateh Ali Khan was the leader of his family’s Qawwali party but they were billed as Fateh Ali Khan, Mubarak Ali Khan & Party. Mubarak Ali Khan, his brother, shared both singing and harmonium-playing duties with him. They were regarded as among the foremost exponents of Qawwali in their time. They are credited with popularizing the poetry of Allama Iqbal through their singing. Iqbal’s poetry was regarded as difficult to set musical tunes to, and while he was highly admired in academic circles and by intellectuals, Allama Iqbal did not have much of a popular following yet among the common people mainly due to the radio broadcasting technology still under development back then in British India. Fateh Ali Khan and Mubarak Ali Khan, more than anyone else, helped Iqbal achieve popular success as well: Allama Iqbal paid the ultimate homage to the two brothers by saying: ‘I was restricted to schools and colleges only. You (Ustad Fateh Ali Khan) have spread my poetry through India’.

Like many other musicians,Fateh ali khan too wanted to try his hand at Film music. In India,he gave music only to 2 films, that too with other composers. One was film Aaina-1944, along with Gulshan Sufi and the other was film Director-1947, along with Lachhiram Tamar. After partition he migrated to Pakistan with all his family. In Pakistan, however, he had better luck in films. He gave music to Do kinare-50, Harjaai-52, Shola-52, Bedari-57 ( ditto copy of our film Jagriti-1954), Saathi-59 and Tum na maano-61. He also sang in film Waada-57 and Raagini-58. Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was the foremost sitar-player and film music composer of the 1950’s in Pakistan.His compositions in Bedari (1957)became run-away super-hits in Pakistan because they were a heart-felt tribute to the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and the public’s sentiments about patriotism.

In 1948, his son, Nusrat, was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Fateh Ali Khan wanted Nusrat to become a doctor or an engineer because he felt Qawwali artists had low social status. However, Nusrat showed such interest in and aptitude for Qawwali that his father soon relented, and began training him. However, Fateh Ali Khan died in 1964 at the age of sixty-three, when Nusrat was sixteen and still in school. Nusrat’s training was completed by Fateh Ali Khan’s brothers, Mubarak Ali Khan and Salamat Ali Khan. (information adapted from wiki, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, pakfilms.net and my notes).

The cast of the film Aaina-41 consisted of Husn Banu, Yakub, Trilok kapoor, Yashodhara katju, Rajkumari Shukla, Gope etc etc. The film had two Lyricists- Pt. Phani and Tanvir Naqvi. ( Naqvi had also migrated to Pakistan). The film was directed by S.M. Yusuf. Even he had migrated to Pakistan.

S.M.Yusuf – Shaikh Mohammed Yousuf, (20-6-1910 at Poona to 17-8-1994 at Lahore) was originally from U.P. and started his career by assisting directors in various studios. He was one cine artist who migrated to Pakistan and became a very successful director there too. Actress Nigar Sultana was his second wife for 5 years.

After Partition,several artistes-heroes,heroines,Directors,Comedians,lyricists,Composers, Singers and character artistes migrated to Pakistan. Almost 90% of them failed there miserably. Some of them like Meena Shorey shone for a while but ended up in penury and anonymity. Exceptions were like Malika -e-Tarannum Noorjahan. from the successful artistes,the major chunk was musicians-composers like Khurshid Anwar,Nissar Bazmi, Nashad etc. Among the directors. S M Yusuf was the exception who succeeded. The migration of Cine artistes continued till 1965,when President General Ayub Khan banned Indian actors. Shaikh Mukhtar-1963 and Kumar-64 were probably the last to migrate to Pakistan. Till then some artistes like Sheila Ramani,Nasir Khan,pran,Manorama,composer Timir Baran etc went and worked in Pakistani films.

S.M.Yusuf started directing films in India from Bharat ke Laal-36. He directed 20 films like,Darban, Aaina, grihasthi, Saheli, Mehendi,GuruGhantal, Bahurani, Maalik, Gujara, Hyderabad ki Nazneen, Bikhre Moti etc.

When he went to Pakistan,in late 50s,he made his first film there Saheli,which was a ditto remake of his own Hindi film- Mehendi-1950. This film Saheli became such a great hit that it virtually grabbed all major awards including a Nigar award for S M Yusuf himself. He made about 13 films in Pakistan,before he died on 17-8-1994,at Lahore,from where he had begun his career !

Film Aaina-44 was a social film. It depicted a family, in which the mother in law, due to her short temper, querulous and quarrelsome nature almost destroys her happy family. She has 2 existing daughters in law who are submissive. The third daughter in law is different. Initially she tolerates mother in law’s tantrums,but later on she teaches her a lesson and brings peace and happiness back to the family. This type of stories were abundant in the 70s and 80s in Bollywood. Title Aaina was used in 1944,1977, 1993 and 2014 also.

Film Aaina-44 had 8 songs. 7 songs were already covered. Today’s song is the 8th and the final song of the film. So, film Aaina-44 joins those films which have ALL songs covered.


Song-Bharat Mata ki Beti shakti ka avtaar (Aaina)(1944) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewali, Lyrics-Pt. Phani
MD- Fateh Ali Khan
chorus

Lyrics

Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar

ae Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar
ae Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar

aa samay samay par devi toone
samay samay par devi toone
badla hai sansaar
samay samay par devi toone
badla hai sansaar
ae Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar
ae Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar

jahaan pati pooja karwaaya
wahaan shaanti laayi
jahaan pati pooja karwaaya
wahaan shaanti laayi

deep bani andhere ghar ka
shobha ban muskaayi
deep bani andhere ghar ka
shobha ban muskaayi

pati ki kismat ka hai taara
bindiya teri naam
pati ?? hai taaraaaa
bindiya teri naam
ae bharat mata ki beti
shakti ka avtaar
ae bharat mata ki beti
shakti ka avtaar

dheeraj tera dharam hai naari
daya hai teri shaan
dheeraj tera dharam hai naari
daya hai teri shaan

prem pujaaran tu satwanti
pati tera bhagwaan
prem pujaaran tu satwanti
pati tera bhagwaan

sote bhaagya jagaaye
tere paayal ki jhankaar
sote bhaagya jagaaye
tere paayal ki jhankaar
ae Bharat mata ki beti
shakti ka avtaar
ae Bharat mata ki beti
shakti ka avtaar


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