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

Archive for April 2019


This article is written by nahm, 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 : 3938 Post No. : 15013

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Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 10
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As story telling songs go, my personal favourite song is
this song from “Jab Jab Phool Khile”. Another such song which is readily coming to mind is this
this post written by me.

There are more such wonderful songs in this genre in Hindi films. While looking for a Mohammed Rafi song for the 15KSMC, I found this song, which is sort of storytelling and kids entertainment song. It’s a pure Solo song from the 50’s written by Rajendra Krishan and composed by C. Ramchandra for the film Insaaniyat(1955).

One more feature of this song is that it has Agha(senior) singing it for the benefit of kids watching describing the antics by a monkey. From the page containing Anniversay dates I find that the veteran character and comic actor Aghajan Baig was born on 21st March 1914 at Pune and died on 30/04/1992 also in Pune. So this year on 30/04/2019, it is Agha’s 27th death anniversary. There are many songs which Agha has been seen singing on screen. He had at least two solo Rafi songs in this film “ Insaaniyat” alone. So by this yardstick there are a few more songs picturized on him may still remain to be posted. One more song which is Agha is singing on screen is this one .
One more poignant Rafi solo highlighting the plight of the deprived and under preliviged. Another significant song on him is this this song .

Last week a younger work-mate and a friend, who is maybe born in the 80’s described a person (who looks like Agha actually) as ‘Shakaal’. I tried to explain that he is actually very similar to Agha looks-wise, but she did not know who was Agha. Even saying that he was a comic character actor from black & white movies and Jalal Agha’s father failed to ring a bell. So there came this memory from long back, of a TV ad featuring Agha. This was the advert for ‘Brittania Coconut Cookies”. Here Agha is seen wearing a sherwani walking down a garden of coconut trees swinging his walking stick. One coconut falls down, hits him on the head before hitting the ground . Agha picks up the coconut, which is broken and opens into two pieces of the shell with the biscuits inside. The catch phrase of the add was “ab brittania ne nariyal ko kurmurana sikhaya’. Of course Agha is seen eating the biscuit and enjoying it. I tried to find if the that ad clip is available on the net, but could not find it.

Anyway, this song was there with lyrics written down and a look at the Anniversary page made the writing of this post a must.

Clearly Mohammed Rafi sahab’s is enjoying singing this song. A cheerful and peppy no. I heard this only today that the thespian had said to someone ‘that “Mohammad Rafi” is the name given to him by his parents and he prefers to be called Mohammed Rafi instead of Rafi Sahab’.

Actually when I had stumbled upon this blog and thought of looking at the stats page, the first name I tried to find is Mohammed Rafi. No one can imagine my shock when the name was not there in the M list of singers. Thankfully I thought to look under R also as I was on the page and looking in the correct list of singers.

Some may say “ what is there in a name ?”, so I am certainly not in a position to insist that the blog also call him by his given full name.

So this is song No. 10 of the series, which will continue at least till 31st July.


Song-Raja beta bada ho ke jaayega school (Insaaniyat)(1955) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Rajendra Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Raja beta badaa ho ke
Jaayegaa school
O Raja beta badaa ho ke
Jaayegaa school
Beta jaayegaa school
karegaa padhaayi ya likhaayi
Mein na bhool
Haan likhaayi mein na bhool

Ye baat rahe yaad
Banegaa ustaad
Waah re ustaad beta
Waah waah re ustaad

Baitthe baitthe ladkon pe
Ra’ub jamaayegaa

Hogaa jo shareer
Uss ke baint lagaayegaa
Ji baint lagaayegaa
Ji baint lagaayegaa
Phir karegaa raja shaadi
Khush hongi Amma daadi
Dulhan hogi tez mizaaj
Karegi iss par poora raaj
Chulha phunkwaayegi
Roti bhi pakwaayegi
Bachcha bhi khilwaayegi
Han haan
Sab kuchh karwaayegi
Samjhe naa

Masaala piswaayegi
Arey o lala
Ragad masaala
De ragdaa
De ragdaa
Mol liyaa thhaa
Kaahe beta
Shaadi ka ye jhagdaa

Dekho dekho
O dekho dekho
Bajaaye shehnaayi
Bajaaye shehnaayi
Hamaare lalnaa
Haan hamaare lalnaa

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Blog Day : 3937 Post No. : 15012

“Kudrat”(1981) was produced by B S Khanna and directed by Chetan Anand for Trishakti Productions, Bombay.

This multi starrer movie had Rajkumar, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Priya Rajwansh, Aruna Irani, Deven Verma, Om Shivpuri, Keshto Mukheri, Shammi, Sapru, Kumar Aditya, Sundar, Vandana Shashtry,, Kalpana aiyyar, Tom Alter, Jolie, Daramveer, Ved Goswami, Raja Duggal, Darshan, Ratna, Rajrani, Ashok Khanna, Sunil Raahi, Pinchoo Kapoor, A K Hangal, Satyen Kappoo, Raj Mehra etc in it.

The movie was a multistarrer but most stars were were past their primes for one reason or the other. So this movie failed to attract me to the movie hall. Even today, I have not watched this movie.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past. The first three songs were covered in early days of the blog viz in 2008 and 2009. The next song was covered in 2013. The penultimate song was covered in 2018.

Here is the details of the songs from the movie that have been covered in the past :-

1 Hamen tumse pyaar kitna Multiple version song 377 12-Dec-08
2 Toone o rangeele kaisa jaadoo kiya 846 4-Mar-09
3 Chhodo sanam kaahe ka gham 1219 4-May-09
4 Dukh sukh ki har ik maala multiple version song 8331 11-Jul-13
5 Saawan nahin bhaadon nahin 14307 27-Apr-18

The eighth and final song from “Kudrat”(1981) is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

The song is picturised as a get together piano song where an actor (Priya Rajwansh) in this case plays a piano and sings simultaneously- an Herculean task, but people watching Hindi movies have come to regard it as quite an easy task, a baayen haath ka khel. 🙂

The picturisation also shows other main actors viz Raj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna etc. The song culminates when Hema Malini, accompanied by Vinod Khanna, makes a grand entry to the get together.

With this song, all the songs of “Kudrat”(1981) get covered and “Kudrat”(1981) joins the list of movis that are YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Sajti hai yoon hi mahfil (Kudrat)(1981) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

ho o
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
rang yoon hi dhalne do
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
rang yoon hi dhalne do
ik charaag bujhne do
ik charaag jalne do
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
rang yu hi dhalne do
ik charaag bujhne do
ik charaag jalne do
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
rang yoon hi dhalne do

saaze tamanna laao
koi geet gaayen hum
jashne mohabbat hai ye
jhoom ke manaayen
hum
saaze tamanna laao
koi geet gaayen hum
jashne mohabbat hai ye
jhoom ke manaaye hum
shaam ye murado ki
subah tak to chalne do
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
rang yoon hi dhalne do
ik charaag bujhne do
ik charaag jalne do
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
rang yoon hi dhalne do

ab to nazar bhi apni
uthhti hai duaa ban kar
dhadkan bhi nikli dil se
naghmaa e wafa ban kar
ab to nazar bhi apni
uthhti hai duaa ban kar
dhadkan bhi nikli dil se
naghmaa e wafa ban kar
aaj to dilon jaan ki hasraten nikalne do
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
rang yoon hi dhalne do
ik charaag bujhne do
ik charag jalne do
sajti hai yoon hi mehfil
rang yoon hi dhalne do


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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3936 Post No. : 15011 Movie Count :

4113

Today’s song is from a film Gorakh Aaya-1938. The title of the film looks rather odd. Who is Gorakh ? May be a question in many readers’ minds. Let me explain that Gorakh is a short form of Gorakhnath- who was one of the early Navnaths, from Nath Sampraday. Have I made it more complicated ? So, let us first understand what it all means…

A brief description of the Nath Sampradaay. It is likely that some of our readers may not be familiar with the details behind these names. In the Hindu Sanaatan traditions the worship of Lord Shiva is called Shaivism and the worshippers and followers of Lord Shiva are called Shaivs. Nath Sampradaay is a sub tradition within Shaivism. The followers of this tradition consider Adinath or Lord Shiva as their first Lord. The word Nath implies Master. In this tradition, there is a lineage of nine Gurus or Teachers. The form of sadhna practiced by the followers of this tradition is called Hath Yog (हठ योग).

The first Guru in this lineage is Matsyendra Nath, who is better known as Machhindra Nath (मच्छिंद्रनाथ). The traditional history recounts that Matsyendra was born under an inauspicious star. This warranted his parents to throw the baby into the ocean. In the ocean the baby was swallowed by a large fish, and he lived and grew up inside the belly of the fish, for many years. The fish swam to the bottom of the ocean where Lord Shiva was imparting the secrets of yoga to Mata Parvati. Matsyendra overheard this discourse and learnt the secrets of yoga. He began to practice this yog sadhana inside the fish’s belly. After twelve years he finally emerged as an enlightened Siddha.

The second Guru is Gorakh. The story of Gorakhnath birth is- The first Guru Machhindra Nath went to a house for Bhiksha. The lady of the house, after serving him the Bhiksha, asked him if he can help her in any way to get a long desired child. Guru Machhindra Nath dipped his hand in his Zoli and took some some Vibhuti (ash) He gave it her and asked her to eat it and she will conceive a son. After he is gone , one of the neighbours of that lady tells her not to believe all this. The lady gets a doubt and throws the Vibhuti on a pile of garbage.

Time passes on. After 12 years, Machhindra Nath again comes to the lady and asks, how her son was. The lady, ashamed, tells him the truth. The Guru goes to the Garbage and gives a loud call, ” My son, come here “. From the garbage rises a son of about 12 years. He is Gorak Nath. Machhindranath takes him away with him and gives him the Deeksha (ceremony of bestowing the discipleship) of Nath Sampraday. Go means Earth and Rakh means to protect. So Gorakh is one who is protected by Mother Earth.

There is a list of Nine Nath Gurus, who are called Navnath. The first Nath Guru is Machhindra. The complete list is as follows

Machhindranath ( मच्छिंद्रनाथ )
Gorakhnath ( गोरखनाथ )
Jalandhar Nath ( जालंदरनाथ )
Kanif Nath (Kanhoba) ( कानिफनाथ )
Gahini Nath ( गहिनीनाथ )
Raja Bhartrihari Nath (Bharthari) ( भरथरी )
Revan Sidha Nath (रेवानसिधानाथ )
Charpati Nath and ( चर्पतीनाथ )
Naag Nath. ( नागनाथ )

The stories surrounding every Nath Guru, especially the earlier ones, are very exciting, thrilling and entertaining. One must read them from the original Nath Puraan or Nav Nath Pothi. I have read all of them. These stories are in no way less than any Arabian Night stories. Due to their entertainment value, several films in several languages have been made on the early Gurus like Machhindranath and Gorakhnath. Films on Machhindranath were made as ‘Maaya Machhindra’ in Hindi, in 1932, 1951, 1960 and 1975. Films on Gorakhnath as ‘Alakh Niranjan’, were made in 1940, 1950 and 1975. Films on Bharthari were made in 1932 and 1944. Films on other Naths were made as ‘Raja Gopichand’ in 1933, 1938 and 1950. Same way films on Naths in Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati and other languages were also made. There could be some more films also on this subject.

The story of this film is quite interesting. The film was made by Ranjit Movietone. Screenplay was by Gunwantrai Acharya and dialogues and lyrics were by P L Santoshi. Cinematography was by Krishna Gopal and Music was composed by Gyan Dutt. The film was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi- who made his debut as a film Director.

Chaturbhuj Doshi (1894–1969) was a Hindi and Gujarati writer-director of Indian cinema. He was one of the top Gujarati screenplay writers, who helped script stories for the Punatar productions. He is stated to be one of the leading figures who launched the Gujarati film industry with work on notable films like Gunsundari (1948) and Nanand Bhojai (1948). He was “well known” for his family socials and had become “a celebrity in his own right”. He made a name for himself as a journalist initially and was referred to as the “famous journalist” & publicist by Baburao Patel, editor of Filmindia.

His debut film as a director was Gorakh Aya (1938), produced by Ranjit Movietone, though he joined Ranjit in 1929, as a scriptwriter. In 1938, he directed another film for Ranjit, a social comedy, The Secretary, and both films were box-office successes for Doshi. His forte was socials, regularly adapting stories and novels for films. He worked initially on comedies like Secretary and Musafir (1940), but then “shifted to more significant films”.

Early life and career – Chaturbhuj Anandji Doshi was born in 1894 in Kathiawad, Gujarat, British India. He was educated at the University of Bombay, after graduation he started work as a journalist for a daily, Hindustan (1926), working for editor Indulal Yagnik. His entry into films was working as a scenarist in the silent era for directors like Jayant Desai, Nandlal Jaswantlal & Nanubhai Vakil. He joined Ranjit Movietone in 1929, and wrote stories and screenplay for several of Ranjit films.

Film Gorakh Aya (Gorakh has come) in 1938, was the first film directed by Doshi. It was produced by Ranjit Movietone with screenplay by Gunvantrai Acharya & dialog-ues by P. L. Santoshi. The music, termed “good” was composed by Gyan Dutt. The Secretary (1938), was a “riotous comedy”, starring Madhuri, Trilok Kapoor. Charlie. The music was composed by Gyan Dutt, became a regular in most of the films directed by Doshi. Musafir in 1940 was a comedy costu-me drama, which had Charlie playing a prince.

Bhakta Surdas, a devotional film directed by Doshi in 1942, is stated to be the “most famous” of the several versions made. It starred K. L. Saigal and Khursheed “the singing idol(s) of millions”, winning “unprecedented popularity” everywhere.

Maheman (1942) starred Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Shamim and Mubarak. Music director Bulo C. Rani had come to Bombay in 1942, and joined Ranjit Studios assisting Khemchand Prakash in music direction.

Doshi helped enormously in the development of the Gujarati cinema. During 1948-49 he directed three successful Gujarati films which “brought immense success to the industry”. The success of the Gujarati film Kariyavar in 1948, directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi from a story by Shaida, called Vanzari Vaav, helped establish the Gujarati film industry along with other films like Vadilo Ne Vanke (1948) by Ram chandra Thakur and Gadono Bel (1950) by Ratibhai Punatar. His next Gujarati film was Jesal Toral (1948) based on folk-lore, which proved a big box-office success. In 1949, Doshi directed another Gujarati film, Vevishal, an adaptation of Meghani’s novel of the same name.

He also wrote stories, and one of his stories Pati Bhakti was used in the Tamil film En Kanawar (1948) produced by Ajit Pictures, which starred the Veena maestro, Sundaram Balachander, who was also the debut director and music composer for the film. In all he directed 24 Hindi films. His last Hindi film was Sanskar-1958. He had also written few songs in film Maya Bazar-32.

Chaturbhuj Doshi died on 21 January 1969 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Filmography-1932: Narasinh Mehta (Writer), 1934: Sitamgarh (Writer), 1938: Gorakh Aya, Secretary, 1939: Adhuri Kahani, 1940: Musafir, 1941:Pardesi, Sasural, 1942: Bhakta Surdas, Dhiraj, Mehmaan, 1943: Chhoti Maa, Shankar Parvati (Director, Writer), 1944: Bhartrahari, 1945:Murti, 1946: Phulwari, 1947: Bela, Kaun Hamara, 1948: Jesal Toral, Kariyavar (Director, Writer), Sati Sone, 1949: Bhakta Puran, Vevishal, 1950: Akhand Saubhagya, Kisi Ki Yaad, Ramtaram, 1954: Aurat Teri Yahi Kahani, 1956: Aabroo, Dashera, Dassehra, 1957: Khuda Ka Banda, Shesh Naag, 1958: Sanskar, 1960: Mehndi Rang Lagyo (Writer, Lyricist).

The film had a cast consisting of Mazhar Khan, Trilok Kapoor, Rajkumari and Kalyani in lead roles, Ila devi as the Egyptian queen, Ram Apte, Sarla, Bhagwandas etc etc. Rajkumari Dubey made her debut in this movie as a playback singer. Till then she had only sung for herself.

The story of the film was…..

Machhindranath (Mazhar Khan) observes uncivil excesses in temples. Disgusted he leaves for Himalayas for Meditation. After 7 long years, he comes back with a conclusion that Women are the cause of all problems in this world.
Meanwhile the Egyptian queen (Ila Devi) plans to raid India and camps on the banks of the river Indus. A Rishi kanya (Kalyani) builds an army of women. Machhindranath also builds an all men army and defeats the invader.

One day Tilottama-the head of women’s army (Rajkumari) and Machhindranath meet and they fall in love. He gets totally immersed in her love magic and forgets his duty also, spending life with Tilottama.

His disciple Gorakhnath(Trilok Kapoor) gets worried. He enters the women’s army camp stealthily, reaches Machhindranath and shouts in his ears “Utho Machhinder, Gorakh Aaya’. After few days’reminders, Machhindranath realises his folly. They both escape the women’s camp and continue their duties deligently as before.

This film was released on 30th July 1938 at West End Theatre in Bombay, Baburao Patel, in his magazine Film India, has praised the direction of Chaturbhuj Doshi. As a publicity gimmick, the opening day’s all shows were kept only for women. This helped greatly and in no time the film became popular and a Box Office success.

One of the singer actors was Ram Apte- the child artiste, who was no more like a child. Even Film India criticised him as a child artiste. Ram Apte had been working as a child actor from Vishwa Mohini-1933. Till 1938, he worked in 25 films in child roles. he also sang 4 songs in 3 films. After Gorakh Aaya-38, he gave up working as child artiste.

As I have not seen this film, I do not know on whom this song is filmed, but from the lyrics, it sounds as if it is between two friends. With this song, film “Gorakh Aaya”(1938) makes its Debut on the Blog.


Song-Wo din gaye hamaare (Gorakh Aaya)(1938) Singers- Rajkumari Dubey, Miss Kalyani, Lyrics- P L Santoshi, MD- Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

wo o o din gaye hamaare
wo o din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
main thhi chhail chhabeeli raadha
wo thhe mohan pyaare
main thhi chhail chhabeeli raadha
wo thhe mohan pyaare
khel rahe thhe swapn lok mein
aasha nadi kinaare
khel rahe thhe swapn lok mein
aasha nadi kinaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare

prem ki jyot jaga jaa dete (?)
man mein preetam pyaare re
prem ki jyot jaga jaa dete(?)
man mein preetam pyaare
man mein preetam pyaare
pyaare
pyaare
ye din pyaare pyaare
ye din pyaare pyaare
main ban jaaun raseeli raadha
tum ban jaao kunj bihaari
main ban jaaun raseeli raadha
tum ban jaao kunj bihaari
dekh hamaari leela nyaari
hansen gagan mein taare
hansen gagan mein taare
taare
ye din pyaare pyaare
ye din pyaare pyaare


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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3935 Post No. : 15010 Movie Count :

4112

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 83 # Remembering Feroz Khan#
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Welcome all to this post of today, where, once again, I am taking you back to a song from the Seventies from a movie which is part of ‘nostalgia’ of my growing years.

In this blog we fondly discuss about ‘songs which bring back memories’. Many of my posts would fall into this ‘category’ as I have tried to share them with the memories of my childhood years and growing years thereafter.

During the ‘blog’s ten thousandth song –milestone’ I had written a post here and mentioned about few songs which for me bring back memories of my childhood and /or growing years.
At that time, I had listed many ‘prominent songs’ for me falling in ‘songs that brings back memories’ category. I had also noted that in future I may come with a second list of such songs which I get reminded time to time due to the connected memories of those years and they surface from vague and dormant memories.

Recently when I was going through this ‘first list’ of mine and noting down the songs which are yet to make it to the blog, I noticed that now very few songs from this list of mine are yet to be posted on the blog. One of these songs is the song being covered today.

And the reason for posting this song today is, it is picturised on actor Feroz Khan whom we fondly remember today on his tenth ‘Remembrance Day’.
(This song also has a female version which is picturised on actress Rekha).

Feroz Khan (25 September 1939 – 27 April 2009), born Zulfikar Ali Shah Khan, was born in Bangalore and he also breath his last in the city of Bangalore on 27th April 2009.

He came to Mumbai (Bombay then) and made his debut in Hindi movies with the movie ‘Didi’ in 1960. Initially he got smaller roles or roles in the second lead. After completing almost a decade in the Hindi Film Industry he ventured into production and direction with the movie ‘Apraadh-1972’.

Though I have not watched many of his movies, but whatever movies I had watched of him have left an indelible impression on my mind since my childhood.

And whenever the Hindi movies of the seventies will be discussed Feroz Khan’s name is going to be surely there. Because he has a special place carved for him in the midst of the so many actors of that decade and his ‘aura’ is something that cannot be forgotten by the ‘fans of the seventies’.

I never forgot the movie ‘Khotey Sikkey-1974’ which I must have watched with my elders earlier and later may be on TV. And for me it is this movie which I remembered most associated with his name. I had also shared a song from this movie when I joined this blog as a lyrics contributor.

Then I remember watching ‘Nagin-1976’, ‘Shankar Shambhu-1976’, ‘Sharaafat Chhod Di Maine-1976’, ‘Kabeela-1976’ and ‘Khoon Aur Paani-1981’ which I clearly remember of watching with my brothers and cousins may be in vacations. I think we also watched ‘Kaala Sona-1975’ and ‘Chunaoti-1979-80’ later, but I don’t remember it now.

‘Qurbaani-1980’ was a big hit in those years and all family watched it together.

Later I watched ‘Safar-191’, ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan-1970’ on TV. ‘Dharmatma-1975’ with friends on VCR (during the VCR days).
In between these years, around 1986-87 I watched ‘Aarzoo-1965’ in theatres in its re-re-released in end eighties.

After that I watched ‘Yalgaar-1992’ and ‘Dayaawan-1988’ in parts (on TV).

I watched ‘Apradh-1972’ again in 2008-2009 by buying its VCD because it had one my favourite songs in it i.e. ‘tum miley pyaar se’.

However I am yet watch his ‘Upaasna-1967’ and ‘Mela-1971’ which I think I should watch sometime in the future.

I will not go into more details about him and thus I will come to the today’s song thanking Feroz Khan for all the entertainment and those lovely memories of his movies he has given to us. His ‘cow boy’ image and specially his ‘dialogue deliveries’ riding on a horse 🙂 are his special features that I am always reminded of with his ‘steering eyes’:) (or may be, because of his image in my mind I am thinking that he might have spent more time sitting on the Horse’s back going by nature of roles he played in the majority of the movies) 🙂

Today’s movie ‘Kabeela-1976’ was directed by Bolu Khosla for ‘Khosla Enterprises, Bombay’. It was a ‘costume drama’ movie. Bolu Khosla was also the producer of this movie.

It had Feroz Khan, Rekha, Kamini Kaushal, Imtiaz, Premnath, V. Gopal, Sudhir, Shyam Kumar, Manju Bansal, Dhoomal, Surendranath, Heeralal, Habib, Baby Soniya, Darshan, Sharad Saxena and others. Bindu and Trilok Kapoor make a Special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by A.K. Agarwal. Screenplay was written by Jayant Dharmadhikari. Akhtar Romani wrote the dialogues of this movie and editing was done by Waman Bhonsle.

This movie had four songs, including one multiple version song (which is being posted today). All its songs were written by Farooque Qaisar and composed to music by Kalyanji-Anandji. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mukesh had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.10.1976.

Today I am presenting a song from this movie which since years has been in my memory and it is a ‘catchy’ composition too. This song is in two versions male and female and sung respectively by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.

I could not find a separate video for the female version, but we have audio version for our listening pleasure. The female version is picturised on Rekha and male version is picturised on Feroz Khan and who we can see performing in his ‘dynamic-dashing’:) style on this song.

By the way this song ranked at number twenty-five in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala-1977’.
With this song ‘Kabeela-1976 (or Qabeela-1976’) makes a debut on the blog !!

(I also had the opportunity to introduce ‘Shankar -Shambhu-1976’ on the blog. ‘Naagin-1976’ – I had already shared a song.
And as noted earlier I think this year ‘1976’ had the most impact on my mind relating to songs and movies of that year when I was around 8 years old 🙂 )

Let us enjoy today’s song now.

Male version
Video

Audio

Female version
Audio

Song-Arre koi maane ya na maane mere dil ki mehbooba ne (Kabeela)(1976) Singer-Kishore Kumar/Lata, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Female voice
Chorus

Lyrics
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Male version-Kishore Kumar
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Arey koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere dil ki mehbooba ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Koi maane yaa naa maane
Meri dil ki mehbooba ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Aankhen teri tauba tauba
Aankhen teri tauba tauba
Zulfen allaah allaah aa aa
Zulfen allaah allaah
Chaahe kuchh ho
Thhaam liya hai
Maine tera ye pallaa
Chhodo na
Maine tera ye pallaa
Sab kuchh mera leja
Achchaa
Arey sab kuchh mera le ja
Bas ek nishaani de ja
Pyaar bharaa ye phool
De ae de ae
Ye le
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Vaade kya hain
Qasmein kya hain
Vaade kya hain
Qasmein kya hain
Ye to duniyaa jaane ae
Ye to duniyaa jaane
Tera mera pyaar hai sachchaa
Baaki sab afsaane ae ae
Baaki sab afsaane
Kaahe ka ye sharmaana
Arrey kaahe ka ye sharmaana
Kaahe ka ye ghabraana
Aaj mere sang jhool
Aa …
aa naa
Lo aa gayi
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

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(Female version -Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, chorus)
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Koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere zulmi saanwariyaa ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere zulmi saanwariyaa ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Jaane kab se dekh rahi thhi
Jaane kab se dekh rahi thhi
Main to sapne tere ae
Main to sapne tere
Tujh ko paa ke
Ho gaye poore
Ab ye sapne mere
Tu hi tu meri nazron mein
Tu hi tu meri nazron mein
Pyaar se tu meri zulfon mein
Hans ke sajaa de phool
Sajaa de naa
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Hoti hai to
Ho jaane de
Hoti hai to
Ho jaane de
Donon ki ruswaayi ee ee
Donon ki ee ruswaayi
Aaj nahin to kal baajegi
Angnaa mein shehnaayi
Dil ki duniya laayi main
Dil ki duniya laayi main
Bhool ke sab ko aayi
Tu bhi ye gussaa bhool
Bhool gaye na
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

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(Lyrics in Devnagri Script provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Male version
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अरे कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे दिल की महबूबा ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे दिल की महबूबा ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

आँखें तेरी तौबा तौबा
आँखें तेरी तौबा तौबा
जुल्फें अल्लाह अल्लाह आ
जुल्फें अल्लाह अल्लाह
चाहे कुछ हो
थाम लिया है
मैंने तेरा ये पल्ला आ
छोडो ना
मैंने तेरा ये पल्ला आ
सब कुछ मेरा लेजा
अच्छा
अरे सब कुछ मेरा ले जा
बस एक निशानी दे जा
प्यार भरा ये फूल
दे ए दे ए
ये ले
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

वादे क्या है
कसमें क्या है
वादे क्या है
कसमें क्या है
ये तो दुनिया जाने ए
ये तो दुनिया जाने ए
तेरा मेरा प्यार है सच्चा
बाकी सब अफ़साने ए ए
बाकी सब अफ़साने
काहे का ये शरमाना
अरे काहे का ये शरमाना
काहे का ये घबराना
आज मेरे संग झूल
आ … आ ना
लो आ गयी
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

————————————
(महिला स्वर)
———————–
कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे जुल्मी सांवरिया ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे जुल्मी सांवरिया ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

जाने कब से देख रही थी
जाने कब से देख रही थी
मैं तो सपने तेरे ए
मैं तो सपने तेरे
तुझ को पा के
हो गए पूरे
अब ये सपने मेरे
तू ही तू मेरी नज़रों में
तू ही तू मेरी नज़रों में
प्यार से तू मेरी जुल्फों में
हँस के सजा दे फूल
सजा दे ना
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

होती है तो
हो जाने दे
होती है तो
हो जाने दे
दोनों की रुसवाई ई ई
दोनों की ई रुसवाई
आज नहीं तो कल बाजेगी
अंगना में शहनाई
दिल की दुनिया लायी मैं
दिल की दुनिया लायी मैं
भूल के सब को आई
तू भी ये गुस्सा भूल
भूल गये ना
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल


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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3935 Post No. : 15009 Movie Count :

4111

Today’s song is from a film called Vachan-38. Films with the same title-Vachan were made in 1938, 1955, 1974 and 1996. Today’s film Vachan was produced by Bombay Talkies.

In the early era of Talkie films, Bombay Talkies had created great curiosity when it was established in the year 1934, mainly for 3 reasons. First reason was that both Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani, a highly educated, foreign returned couple, hailing from prestigious families, was behind Bombay Talkies. Secondly, It was the first ever film company established as a Registered company with Bombay Stock Exchange, with the most respected and very highly placed personalities of Bombay on its Board of Directors. They were Sir F.E.Dinshaw, Sir Chunilal Mehta, Sir Chimanlal Setalwad, Sir Phiroz Sethna, Sir Cawsaji Jehangir and Sir Richard Temple. Thirdly, there was a German Film Director Franz Osten and his team of Technicians consisting of Cinematographer Joseph Wirsching, Set Designer Karl Von Sreti, Sound Recordist Len Hartley and Lab Technician Wilhelm Zolle, to work in Bombay Talkies.

Germany had a very good name in India during the olden days i.e. during the early part of the last century. I remember my Grandfather ( who expired in 1975 at the age of 91 years) always praising Germany for so many things. In India,all things German were considered the Best- even better than the Vilayati or the British things !

Very few people know that Indian Cinema had a little known connection with the rise of Hitler in Germany in 1932-33. A group of men , engaged in Cinema in Germany, flocked to India in the 30’s and played a vital role in Indian Cinema and the arts of that times. After Hitler took over Germany in 1933, the German Cine Studio’s glory days were over and they were turned into Nazi Propaganda Machines !

It was at this time that several of its men left the studio and arrived in India, and contributed to Indian cinema’s formative years.

The foremost among them is Frantz Osten, a German whom Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani met at the UFA when they went to train there (they worked with Lang and Marlene Dietrich). Osten had already been directing films for the couple since 1925, when he made Light of Asia for them from Germany.

In 1934, he came to India and the next year, after Rai founded Bombay Talkies ‘ the legendary film studio in Malad that now lies in ruins ‘ Osten directed its first film.

He went on to direct the famous Devika Rani-Ashok Kumar starrer, Achhyut Kanya, without much knowledge of Hindi. The film, which featured the song “Main ban ke chiriya”, was shot by Joseph Wirsching; the sets were designed by Karl von Spreti and the laboratory was headed by Zolle, Osten’s team of UFA ex-members who worked for Rai’s state-of-the-art studio.

Osten and his fellow Germans directed 16 films for Rai. It was a remarkable feat for people who knew little Hindi ‘ mistaking the word “bulbul” once for a pair of bulls.

“It’s not clear if they had anything to do with the Nazi ideology, either way,” said film historian Amrit Gangar.

“If they did, it did not show in their films. But there were two other people who almost certainly migrated to India because of the persecution of Jews.”

Franz Osten(23-12-1876-2-12-1956) Hindi director, born in Munich as Franz Ostermayer, the elder brother of successful producer Peter Ostermayer. They set up a travelling cinema, Original Physograph (1907) and founded Munchner Kunstfilm (1909) after Osten had been making shorts for Pathé, Gaumont and Eclair. Their first feature: Die Wahrheit (1910). Osten’s début as director: Erna Valeska (1911). War correspondent in 1915. Joined Peter’s company Emelka (later Bavaria Film) in 1918. Made Der Ochsenkrieg (1920) with young cameraman Frank Planer of later Hollywood fame, one of Osten’s several contributions to a budding genre that after WW2 became known as the Heimatfilm. In fact, the Ostermayr/Osten brothers claimed to be the originators of the genre.

When Himansu Rai and Emelka made a deal to produce Prem Sanyas aka Light of Asia, Osten was assigned to direct. Continued directing Rai’s productions, often shooting in India as well as in Europe, in addition to directing for numerous companies in Berlin. Moved with cameraman Josef Wirsching and set designer Karl von Spreti to India to work at Himansu Rai’s Bombay Talkies (1934).
While in Bombay, became a member of the Nazi Party (1936). Interned by the British at the outbreak of WW2 while shooting his last film there, Kangan. Released and allowed to return to Germany (1940). Employed by Bavaria Film until 1945, for casting and setting up its film archive. In addition to Indian films, directed 33 silent features and 10 sound films.

After WW2 became manager of a Bavarian spa. His Indian films, following UFA tradition, were huge Orientalist spectacles with elephants, camels and expansive vistas often shot in deep focus. Effective authorship shared by producer Rai and scenarist Niranjan Pal. Adopted European conventions to introduce main actors, e.g. backlit mid-shots in soft focus gradually becoming more contrasted; also used mobile outdoor shots as in the railway-crossing sequence of Achhut Kanya. Strongly influenced younger Bombay Talkies film-makers Amiya Chakrabarty and Gyan Mukherjee, though they used his techniques for very different purposes.

Filmography-1925: Prem Sanyas, 1928: Shiraz, 1929: Prapancha Pash, 1935: Jawani Ki Hawa, 1936: Achhut Kanya, Janmabhoomi, Jeevan Naiya, Mamata, Miya Bibi, 1937: Izzat, Jeevan Prabhat, Prem Kahani, Savitri, 1938: Bhabhi, Nirmala, Vachan, 1939: Durga, Kangan, Navjeevan .

Film Vachan was a costume drama, first such film for Ashok Kumar. Some actors form an image in our mind. We accepted Ashok kumar as a simple hearted lover boy in early films like Jeevan Naiya, and Achhut kanya etc. Even his shaky songs became popular, because in those days all these social films with a cause were novelties. Most of the 7 films he did with Devika Rani were successful, but this film has to be rated a little on the lower side of the list. I have not seen the film, nor have I got any inkling about its story line, but from the comments in Film India Magazine of those days, it looks like a film of moderate success. It was released on 19-8-1938, at Roxy cinema, Bombay.
The cast of the film consisted of Devika Rani, Ashok kumar, meera, Mumtaz Ali, peethawala, Kamatha Prasad, Maya Devi, Pratima, Balwant Singh etc etc.

The name MEERA is one of those which cause ‘ Same Name Confusion’. Luckily, the other Meera (Mishra) started acting only in 1946, when this Meera was in the last phase of her career. Still many sites, books and writers mix up their filmography. Meera was an Anglo-Indian girl in Hindi films. During the silent film era a lot many European and Anglo-Indian girls acted in films. Few of them continued even after Talkie films started and very few like Sulochana and Sabita Devi etc. became successful even in the films for a considerable time.Some of these girls were, Ruby Meyers-Sulochana, Iris Gasper-Sabita Devi, Susan Soloman-Firoza begum ( not the singer), Effie Hippolet-Indira Devi, Bonnie Bird-Lalita Devi, Esther Abraham-Pramila, Renee Smith- Sita Devi, Berryl Classen-Madhuri, Winnie Stewert-Manorama Senior, Erine Issac Daniels-Manorama Junior, Florence Ezekiel-Nadira, Sophie Abraham-Romilla, Rose Musleah-Rose, Lilian Ezra-Lilian, Mercia Soloman-Vimla, Rachel Sofaer-Arti Devi, Rachel Cohen-Ramola Devi, Patience cooper, Violet Cooper, Ermelin-Sudhabala etc etc.

Meera’s real name was Muriel Alexander. She was born on 10-11-1919. She was from a respectable family. Her father was Superintendent-local Audit in AG’s office.Brother E. Alexander was an All India level cricketer. She passed her Inter science exam from Benaras Hindu University. It was through one Mr. Seal,who was a manager in Adarsh Chitra,she got her first break in film Dhuwandhar-1935. This was the Debut film of Leela Chitnis also. It is not known if she sang any song in that film,as no records are available.
My guess is that,besides acting,she must have sung few songs in that film.

Her name first appears as an actress and singer in film Bhabhi-38,in which she sang 3 solo songs. from 1935 to 1938,she must have sung many songs,but singers names are not mentioned. thus many singers’ credit must have been lost in those years.Same case was with Amirbai karnataki also. After Bhabhi,her name appears in Nirmala-38 and vachan-38 in which she sang 1 solo and 3 duets. She acted and sang songs in films of Ranjit,Prakash and Minerva Movietone films.

As per information available Meera acted in Dolti Naiya-34, Dhuwandhar-35, Bhabhi-38, Vachan-38, Adhoori Kahani-39, Tatar ka chor-40, Paak Daaman-40, Chingari-40, Armaan-42, Meri Duniya-42, Mauj-43, Krishna bhakta Bodana-44, Ji haan-45, Sham Savera-46, Ye hai Duniya-48 and Sansar-51. She only sang in Nirmala-38.

Another interesting name in the cast is Maya Devi. Maya Devi was from Bombay and started her career from silent films in 1928 with Anarkali by imperial. Her first Talkie film was Kunwari ya widhva-35. Her real name was Leela. She became a favourite of Bombay Talkies and she did 6 films with them in 37 and 38. In all she did 5 silent films and 31 Talkie films till 1949. her last film in India was Raaz-49. She got married with a Muslim and then migrated to Pakistan, where she did 19 films and then retired in 1964. Her first film in Pakistan was Phere-1949.She died in Lahore on 1-2-67. She did films in Gujarati and Punjabi also.

Today’s song is a song sung by Devika Rani, Meera, Lalita and Vimla. I do not know who these Lalita and Vimla were. This seems to be a friendly song of 4 of the sahelis, with dialogues in the beginning and the end of the song. With this song, film Vachan-38 makes its debut.

(For this post, I have used information from ” Walter Kaufmann in India 1934-1946″ by Amrit Gangar, The Big Indian Picture- Bombay Talkies-By Ambarish Roy Chaudhari, indiancine.ma, with thanks and my notes.)


Song-Naval Naveli Nyaari hum Kunwari baari(Vachan)(1938) Singers-Devika Rani, Miss Meera, Lalita, Vimla, Lyrics – J S Kashyap, MD- Saraswati Devi

Lyrics

hahahahaha
Malti
abhi aur khelenge
nahin Shama
ab ghar chalna chaahiye
bahut der ho gayi
kyon
darti hai
kahin pati mahashay khabar na len
hahaha
kyun nahin
pati ki dulaari hai na
hahahahaha
hum kunwaariyon ko koi fikr nahin
nahin nahin nahin nahin
hazaar baar nahin
hahahahaha

Naval Naveli Nyaari
hum Kunwari baari
Naval Naveli Nyaari
hum Kunwari baari
dosh nahin kuchh
hosh nahin kuchh
saral sahaj matwaari
dosh nahin kuchh
hosh nahin kuchh
saral sahaj matwaari
hum Kunwari baari
Naval Naveli Nyaari
hum Kunwari baari

khuli hawa mein nav kali ?? phoolen
khuli hawa mein nav kali ?? phoolen
pawan jhakoron mein madmaati jhoolen
pawan jhakoron mein madmaati jhoolen
tan man apna jeewan apna
tan man apna jeewan apna
ham ban ki chidiyaa
haan tum ??
maina
maina
maina

hahahaha
suna
jee
suna
aur guna bhi
aap ne abhi suna hi suna hai
guna nahin
hahahahah


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 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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3934 Post No. : 15008 Movie Count :

4110

Hullo Atuldom

We are now into the 15000s. Atulji and his bandwagon have taken a fresh Guard (cricket language) as Sunny Gavaskar used to say when he began his stint as a commentator. He used to say that after every 50,100, 150, 200 etc. it is advisable for the batsman to take a fresh guard as it helps in restoring focus on the goal or job at hand. We at ASAD, never loose our focus, posting songs with regularity of at least one per day; explaining the name of the blog. It is another matter that ASAD is almost never one-song-a-day, it has been minimum 4-5 songs a day for some years and at times going to about 13 songs in a day.

Remember friends the world is one is the song which started our new series – series 15000s. We have a variety of songs that formed part of the celebration 15000- songs of the happy, melancholic, naughty, and party genre. We are expecting a few more posts that Sudhir ji (Atul ji’s trusted lieutenant) will add to our already existing khazaana. Till such time the blog moves on with one more birthday song.

Today a sweet looking, baby faced heroine turns a year older. And it is hard to believe she turns 71. So suddenly she goes into the category of stalwarts, senior actress etc. She has been acting since 1967 – almost fifty two years. She started her career in Bengali movies with ‘Balika Badhu’ (1967 release) as her debut movie. Subsequently she married Jayanta Mukherjee and that made her the bahu of the Hemant Kumar. I am talking of Moushumi Chatterjee of the brilliant smile that showed a crooked tooth which only added to her charm.

She has been the leading lady of all the heroes of Bollywood in her time from her debut hero Vinod Mehra to Raj Babbar of the next lot of actors. She has played Bhabhi to Mithun and wife to Anupam Kher too in latter part of her career. She last appeared in Piku as aunt to Deepika Padukone and sister in law of Amitabh Bachchan with whom she had romantically paired I the 70s in ‘Manzil’ and ‘Benaam’.

I talked about Moushumi pairing with all major actors of the 70s and 80s, there was one movie where she was paired opposite Farooque Shaikh. Yes, she has also done this unusual pairing. It was in 1987 released Mohan Kavia directed “Mahananda”. The movie was a remake of the Marathi movie of the same name which released in 1984 (I hope I am not wrong in this). The Marathi version was directed by Kay Gee, and had music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar. The cast has Vikram Gokhale, Mohan Agashe, Shashikala etc. The Hindi version has Dr.Shreeram Lagoo, Ashalata, Sulbha Deshpande, Asha Sharma etc. in addition to Moushumi and Farooque Shaikh.

The movie’s title card says it was based on Jaywant Dalvi’s novel of the same name. Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Manas Mukherjee and Ghanshyam Vaswani were the playback singers for songs penned by Nida Fazli, Yogesh, Kapil Kumar and Inderjeet Hasanpuri and Manas Mukherjee was the music composer. The movie was mostly shot in Konkan and Goa. Moushumi looked pretty in those typical Maharashtrian sarees. Farooque Shaikh plays an English professor. I think the movie touched upon the Devadasi system that was prevalent in many parts of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa. I have seen the Marathi version on Doordarshan a long time back don’t recollect having seen in Hindi.

I remember seeing her in an episode of the Doordarshan programme ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’ which used to be hosted by Tabassum where she showed how she could switch easily between laughing wildly to crying tearfully in an instant without the use of glycerin (the standard aid to induce tears in movies back then).

How can one forget her comedy scenes with Sanjeev Kumar in ‘Itni Si Baat’ and ‘Angoor’? Today’s song shows her in a different mood. It is a song with the unusual pairing of Farooque Shaikh with Moushumi. The female voice seems to be of Usha Mangeshkar and the male voice could either be Ghanshyam Vaswani or Manas Mukherjee (need help in recognising the voices). This song is written by Nida Fazli.

[Editor note:According to HFGK, the singers are Usha Mangeshkar and Bhupendra. But Peevesie’s mom, based on the credits, feels that the singer is Ghanshyam Vaswani or Manas Mukherji.]

Here is wishing our cute Moushumi Chatterjee a healthy and happy Birthday


Song – Mere tere naam naye hain dard puraana hai (Mahaananda) (1987) Singers – Usha Mangeshkar, Ghanshyam Vaswaani, Lyrics – Nida Fazli, MD – Manas Mukherji
Usha Mangeshkar + Ghanshyam Vaswaani

Lyrics

mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
yeh dard puraana hai
ho mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
yeh dard puraana hai
tez hawaaon ke jhonkon mein
deep jalaana hai
deep jalaana hai

yeh dard puraana hai
ho o mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
ye hdard puraana hai

aansoo har yug ka apraadhi
har aangan ka chor
aansoo har yug ka apraadhi
har aangan ka chor
koi na thamein daaman iska
ghoome chaaron oar
ghoome chaaron oar
hoo goongi hai sansaar kachahri
andha thaana hai

yeh dard puraana hai
ho mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
yeh dard puraana hai

jo jee chaahe woh mil jaaye
aisa kab hota hai
jo jee chaahe woh mil jaaye
aisa kab hota hai
bistar bistar pyaar bichaaye
samjhauta sota hai
samjhauta sota hai
ho basti hoya jangal sabka
ek fasaana hai
ye dard puraana hai
tez hawaaon ke jhonkon mein
deep jalaana hai
deep jalaana hai

yeh dard puraana hai
ho o mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
yeh dard puraana hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मेरे
तेरे
नाम नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
हो ओ मेरे तेरे नामे नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
तेज़ हवाओं के झोंकों में
दीप जलाना है
दीप जलाना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
हो ओ मेरे तेरे नामे नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है

आँसू हर युग का अपराधी
हर आँगन का चोर
आँसू हर युग का अपराधी
हर आँगन का चोर
कोई ना थामे दामन इसका
घूमे चारों ओर
घूमे चारों ओर
हो ओ गूंगी है संसार कचहरी
अंधा थाना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
हो ओ मेरे तेरे नामे नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है

जो जी चाहे वो मिल जाये
ऐसा कब होता है
जो जी चाहे वो मिल जाये
ऐसा कब होता है
बिस्तर बिस्तर प्यार बिछाये
समझौता सोता है
समझौता सोता है
हो ओ बस्ती हो या जंगल सबका
एक फसाना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
तेज़ हवाओं के झोंकों में
दीप जलाना है
दीप जलाना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
हो ओ मेरे तेरे नामे नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है


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Blog Day :

3934 Post No. : 15007 Movie Count :

4109

Today’s song is from a film of the first decade of the Talkie films- Rikshawala aka Bhola Raja-1938.

In India, documentation of old films, songs, actors and other artistes of the film industry, is extremely poor. The major part of the responsibility being with the Government, it was all the more in poor condition For Historical data maintenance work, dedicated people are required to do the proper caring. In Govt. offices, this was expecting too much. Thus occasional fires engulfing heritage films, books, documentaries etc and frequent theft or loss of books and other materials from the archives was not surprising.

Of course, everything and all the time, it was not that there were no good peoplein Govt. Agencies. It is because if such rare good and capable people only, we have today, whatever is available in the Govt. archives. The common feeling in India is that Govt. should look after everything under the Sun. Have the people no responsibility or accountability towards preservation of Heritage ? Go to any Heritage Temple, building or structure, you will invariably find that Lovers have carved their names on stones and walls, as if the world was eager to know ! So much for public awareness !! I feel, these things have to be taught from primary school level onwards only. We have failed miserably to inculcate National pride, Nationalism and Patriotism in our newer generations, from their childhood. These things have only remained to symbolically unfurl Flags and sing National Anthem on Independence Day !

Luckily, as far as Film history is concerned,there are some people who, on their own, try to preserve old film data and other related matters to the best of their capabilities. Record collectors, song collectors, old film magazine collectors, films and books collectors, poster collectors and those who open up their valuable collections to the general public free of charge are worthy of appreciation. They are doing a great service to preservation of history.

Apart from these, those who upload old and rare song videos on You Tube or other social medias, for use of anybody and everybody are also doing yeoman’s service to hindi film music. It is another thing that some selfish uploaders upload incomplete songs,but there are good people like Shalin Bhatt, Alaknanda, Girdharilal Wishwakarma ji, Sadanand Kamath ji,our own Sudhir ji, Atul ji, Javed bhai etc who upload not only complete but also rare songs on Internet. My sincere thanks to these Noble Souls.

In addition there are some less known Blogs who do a great job in this field. Most people are totally unaware of one such Blog run by an American-Mike Barnum ji. On his Blog Mike has written on atleast 100+ only C grade action and stunt films alone. He has made classification by different Generes also, like Jungle films, Mystery films, Murder films, Horror films etc etc. There are Photos, posters, cast details, film stories and short Bios of unknown C grade artistes. Once you go to his Blog, you get lost for a long time. It is a great work, involving a neglected Genre of Hindi films, which was once upon a time, a very popular film variety for certain audiences. I thank him profusely for this service. thanks, Mike Barnum ji.

Why I am writing all this is, most people are unaware of these things and they must know the good work done by these people also. Many times I use song videos uploaded by Shalin ji Bhatt. They are clean, clear, full and rare most times. Thanks, Shalin ji.

Today’s film, churned out from the Ranjit factory was not a stunt film, but a social film. The Music Director was Gyan Dutt. The lyrics were by the young Pyarelal Santoshi, who became very famous writer and a director later on. The cast consisted of Mazhar Khan, Ila Devi, Wasti, Indubala, Charlie, Dikshit and Ghori, Waheedan Bai, Tara bai etc. The film was directed by Ezra Mir.

Some of the Senior readers, in the bracket of 55 to 75 years of age would recollect the Indian Documentaries made by Ezra Mir, shown before almost every film in the theatres. Indian News Reel and these documentaries on various subjects were actually used as a facility to enter the theatre late and still catch the whole movie from the beginning. These documentaries were made mostly by Ezra Mir and the voice over used to be that of Pratap Sharma usually. ( his younger brother Mahesh Sharma was my good friend in those days).

Ezra Mir was one of the rare persons who worked in the famous Hollywood studios for a considerable time, before he came to India and got involved in making films here. He was also a rare person who, despite being in great demand in the commercial cinema, chose to join a Government organisation and did a monumental significant work for the future generations. For a long time, I was thinking him to be a Muslim man, but at a much later date, I came to know that he was a Jew person.

Ezra Mir ( real name Edwyn Meyers) was born on 26-10-1902 at Calcutta. After completing his education, he joined Madon Theatres in 1921. In 1923, he left for Europe and America to work in film industry. After doing bit roles in Rudolph Valentino’s films in Long Island, New York and working for First National Biograph Studios, he joined the Universal studios as a ” Film Cutter ” and later as a Scenario writer. By his diligent and hard work he became the chief of story Department in United Artistes. In 1929, he wrote and directed a film ‘ Simbolisque ‘, which created a sensation in the film circle there.

With the advent of the Talkie, he came back to India , joined Imperial Film co. and made film Noorjehan-31 in Hindi and English. In 32-33, he joined Sagar movietone and directed Zarina-32, Pagal premee-33 and Farzand e Hind-34. Then Ezra went to Calcutta. After doing some films he came back and made documentaries on second world war. In 1940, he was appointed by the Govt. on Film Advisory Board. In 1942, when V.Shantaram left as its head, he became the head. From 1942 to 1946, he made 170 documentaries.

In 1951 he joined Films Division and in 1956, became its President. In his tenure here, he made 400 documentaries. In 1970 he got ‘ Padmashri ‘. Ezra Mir died on 7-3-1993. His Filmography is Noorjehan-31, Zarine-32, Pagal premi-33, Farzand e Hind-34, Mera Pyara and Rasheeda-35,Jeevan Sangram, Parivartan,Rajdulari and Shaitan ka pash-36, Rikshawala-38,Sitara-39, Beete din-47, pamposh-54 and Raju aur gangaram-64.

Another interesting artiste in this film was Indubala. Indubala’s mother was Rajabala, who along with sister Matibala and brother Tinkary worked in Motilal Bose’s The Great Bengal Circus, also known as Bose’s Circus or Professor Bose’s Circus. Harimati was the eldest sister of Rajabala and had a different life. Rajabala performed mainly as a trapeze artiste and got married to Motilal Bose at a temple in Ujjain, India. At the time he was then in his forties while Rajabala was still a teenager. The marriage was never accepted as legal by Motilal’s family. Motilal Bose’s first wife was Mrs. Annadamohini Devi.

Indubala was born in Novenber, 1899 at Amritsar, where the circus party had gone for performance. Indu was born premature and Dr. Bidhumukhi Basu was taken to Amritsar from Calcutta to attend to Rajabala. Such was the affection and concern of the husband for his young wife. Motilal’s interest in Rajabala dwindled later, supposedly because Rajabala showed no interest in going back to the circus after Indu’s birth and soon she was left to fend for herself. She came to Calcutta with her daughter and was given shelter by a Jiban Krishna Ghosh, who remained loyal to her till his death and also played a major role in establishing Indubala in her life as a performer. Once in Calcutta, Rajabala trained herself as a singer and Indubala’s first training in music was from her mother. The initial plan was to train Indu as a nurse and she was admitted as a trainee in a hospital in the Pataldanga locality of Calcutta. Indu did not take fancy in the job and ran away from the hospital, much to the disappointment of her mother, who never wanted her only daughter to be forced into a life of indignity.

After this incident Indubala’s musical training started. Although her father ignored wife Rajabala completely, he remained fond of his daughter and kept in touch with her and often invited her to his ancestral home where he lived during his brief visits to Calcutta and sent her a monthly pocket money of Rupees twenty till his death. Indubala’s first performance was at a gathering of distinguished guests where her mother was the chief entertainer. Each one of the guests appreciated Indu’s singing and thus began her formal training from Gouri Shankar Mishraji. Indu was only about twelve then. This also marked the entry of Indubala into the red light world. Amongst her trainers were Kali Prasad Mishra, Elaahi Bux and Miss Gauhar Jaan. Apart from music, Miss Gauhar Jaan, credited as Prima Donna of India, Indu also learned etiquette from the elder artiste and developed a close friendship with her. This association provided Indu with valuable musical knowledge and experience.

In later years she took training from Girin Chakraborty, Kamal Dasgupta, Subal Dasgupta, Jamiruddin Khan and Kazi Nazrul Islam. In time she came to be one of the major exponents of Nazrul songs and her songs along with those of Miss Angurbala and Kamala Jharia are still referred to for authenticity of lyrics and tunes of Nazrul songs. In 1916, Indubala recorded her first songs. She was brought into the record circle by Bhagabati Charan Bhattacharya and Mr. Manindra Nath Ghosh, alias Mantababu, himself a gramophone singer of repute. The first songs published as record were Asha Phuraye Gelo, Sindhu Khambaj and Aar Mukhey Boley Ki Hobey, Kedara. The record number was P 4306. In the beginning she did not take any money from the Gramophone Company and as such was credited in the records as Miss Indubala (Amateur). She was not the first amateur artiste of the company but enjoyed the privilege of announcing her name at the end of each song saying “My name is Indubala”. The amateur status continued for a fairly long period. Later on she received Rupees two hundred per record and also received a royalty of five per cent over the sales. Her first songs of Nazrul on the disc were “Cheyona Sunayana” and “Rumjhum Rumjhum Ke Eley Nupur Paye”. The record number was P 11661. To Indubala also goes the credit of being the first Bengali artiste to record Hindustani songs for the Gramophone Company. For the Indian State Broadcasting Center, later named All India Radio, Indubala first sang on the second day of the radio company’s broadcasting in 1927 in Calcutta and went on singing in this medium for nearly fifty years. Over the radio, Indubala sang not only from Calcutta but from several other stations by special invitation all over India. Apart from discs and the radio, Indubala was well established by the thirties in cultural functions all over India. Frequent invitations used to come from Shahjahanpur, Pakur, Madras, Bangalore, Palanpur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Oudh, Trivandrum, Vizagapattam, Ajmer, Qoembatore, Dacca and several other places.

In 1936 she was appointed court musician to His Highness, The Maharajah of Mysore. She received a monthly salary of Rupees two hundred and fifty and this continued till the time when the native princes faced withdrawal of privy purse. In all Indubala had recorded some two hundred and eighty songs, including about two hundred forty basic songs, the rest being from films. Indubala’s first stage appearance was in The Rambagan Female Kali Theatre, established by her mother Rajabala in 1922. Both mother and daughter took part in the plays and Indubala appeared in about twelve plays in this short-lived company which lasted for only two years and in 1924 she joined Calcutta’s most prestigious stage, The Star Theatre. She continued to appear on the stage mainly in singing roles and her songs were a major attraction in each of the plays. By rotation she acted in all the public theaters of Calcutta and even took part in the Hindi Parsee Theatre in 1945 and 1946, the plays being Ghar Ki Laaj and Jasoos. Her last appearance in the public stage was in the play Prithviraj in the role of Mehga at Star Theatre in 1950. Thereafter she worked in call shows till almost 1958.

Jamuna Puliney (1933) has been credited as her first film. This is probably because this was her first film contract although Ankh Ka Tara (1932) released before Jamuna Puliney. In all she acted in about forty eight films in Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil languages. In most of them, she had songs as a major attraction or else did comic roles as in Bengali Indira (1937) and Hindi Deewali (1940) to name a few. She did the role of Dhai Ma in both the versions of Swamsidhha (1947). Thereafter she was not seen on the screen. As a playback singer she lent her voice in films like Alibaba (1937), Chandragupt (1934) in Hindi, Ab E Hayat (1933) in Urdu and Dil Ki Pyaas (1935) also in Urdu. She did not act in these four films. Indubala did not receive any major award apart from the Gold Disc given on behalf of His Master’s Voice. The government of India never considered her name for any award. The Sangeet Natak Academy however honoured her with a lifetime achievement award in 1975. The government of West Bengal, India however did arrange for a pension for which a lot of running about had to be done.

In personal life, Indubala was most humble and polite and bold in her behavior and was never ashamed to admit or discuss her origin. Even when established as a major singing artiste with an all India fame, she refused to move out to a respectable place leaving her residence in Rambagan, a notorious red light area of Calcutta. Indubala was got herself involved in voluntary work for the uplift of fallen women and worked actively for their rights in society through various organizations, which were patronized by top political leaders of the time. She had some interesting hobbies like writing poetry and collecting perfumes.

Even at old age all the empty perfume bottles were kept within her view. She was fond of jewellery too and had a great collection, either purchased or gifted by admirers. These valuables vanished when she was too unwell to keep track of them. Her contemporary artiste Miss Angurbala was a close friend with whom she confided and shared the joys and sorrows of life and this friendship lasted till the very end. Indubala adopted a nephew of her mother’s friend Jiban Krishna Ghosh. The boy’s name was Pranab Ghosh. This foster son did not look after her mother very much when in old age Indubala suffered from conditions like cataract and then paralytic stokes. It was Dr. Badan Sengupta who made necessary arrangement for her treatment She could not afford nursing homes and therefore was treated at state government hospitals in all occasions of illness.

The end came on the thirtieth day of November, 1984 after a prolonged illness during which again Dr. Badhan Sengupta looked after her as his own mother. Perhaps by coincidence her friend Angurbala died the same year.

I have not seen this film, nor have I got any idea about its storyline. 90% of Ranjit films were destroyed in a fire so there is no chance of seeing this film anymore. From the lyrics of the song, it seems to be a comedy song.

“Rickshaawaala” aka “Bhola Raja” (1938) makes its debut with this song.

( some information for this post has been used with thanks from an article by Dr. J.P.Guha in an adapted form, Filmdom-46, Bengali Cinema by B.C.Roy and my notes)


Song-Khatmal Ram ji Khatmal Ram ji tumko sau sau baar salaam (Rickshaawaala)(1938) Singer- Indubala, Lyrics- P L Santoshi, MD- Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

Khatmal Ram ji
Khatmal Ram
tumko sau sau baar salaam
Khatmal Ram ji
Khatmal Ram
tumko sau sau baar salaam
sone waale madhur neend mein
jab khurraate bharte
aa aa
sone waale madhur neend mein
jab khurraate bharte
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
sone waale madhur neend mein
jab khurraate bharte
lekar apni baaki toli
lekar apni baaki toli
tum ?? karte

Khatmal Ram ji
Khatmal Ram
tumko sau sau baar salaam
pahle pahar mein
bhogi jaage
dooje pahar mein rogi
hey ae
teeje pahar mein
???khu jaage
chauthe pahar mein jogi
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
apna apna kaam bhool kar
jo hain chup so jaate
aa aa aa
apna apna kaam bhool kar
jo hain chup so jaate
ang ang ek tedhi(?) kar ke
ang ang ek tedhi(?) kar ke
aake unhen jagaate
Khatmal Ram ji
Khatmal Ram
tumko sau sau baar salaaaam


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Blog Day : 3933 Post No. : 15006

“Roop Sundari”(1964) was directed by Chandrakant for Chitradoot, Bombay. This veshbhoosha pradhaan (euphemism for B grade movie) had Anita Guha, Mahipal, B M Vyas, Sundar, Ratnmala, Bela Bose, Rajrani, V Gopal, Laxmichhaaya etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of the song is available. From the sounds of it, this appears to be a public lament song sung in the background when the leading lady is seen suffering.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani (Roop Sundari)(1964) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
dharti ki beti sab dukh sahti
chup chup rehti
kuchh bhi nahi kehti
naari vyatha ki
katha puraani
katha puraani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi srrta ki suno nayi kahaani

auron ko tu phool hi baante
khud daaman mein bharti kaante
kaisa ajab hai bhaag tumhaara
amar hai naari tyaag tumhaara
teri anokhi hai kurbaani
teri anokhi hai kurbaani
hai kurbaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani

ye samaaj ne zulm hi dhaaye
kya kya tujhpe kalank lagaaye
soya hua bhagwaan na jaaga
raam ne bhi jab tujhko tyaaga
ban ban bhatke dard deewaani
ban ban bhatke dard deewani
dard deewani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kaheani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaeni


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 : 3932 Post No. : 15005

Today’s song is from film Zamane ki Hawa-52.

From 1-1- 2019 to 23-4-2019, I wrote 43 posts here and out of this, only 8 posts are about films of 1950’s decade. This is roughly 20% of my output in this period. If I calculate the number of posts of 1950s decade in my entire 750+ articles, then the percentage may hover around just about 10 % only, I am sure, though I have not calculated that. It is not that I deliberately avoided them, but the problem is, this Blog has covered most popular films fully and I guess, the maximum percentage of songs covered is also from the decade of 1950’s.

In such a case, I was not left with much scope and choice. Still, I wrote on many left out Gems. In fact, I ran few ‘Series’ too like ” Missing Gems from the 50s decade” with 18 songs and ” Bhajan Mala-Golden 50s” with 12 songs. There was yet another one also-” Shankar-Jaikishan in the 50s ” with 10 songs. However, all said and done, I will not hide the fact that I am very partial to songs from the 1930s and the 1940s. Discussing these songs- which is my Forte and also Comfort Zone, I get Nostalgic and I am able to share information on forgotten artistes of that era. Today, these posts may not mean much, but after I am gone and after a few years, I know that my posts will be the Researcher’s “Wanted list” and will be much sought after for their rare contents.

When I first heard today’s song, sometime in the early 1950s, I was in Hyderabad and had, till then, not been to Bombay anytime. The kind of language and the words used in this song are typically Bambaiya. I did not know it and we friends used to laugh at the lyrics and wordings of this and other similar songs ( of Johnny Walker, mainly). Over a period of time I realised that in Hindi film songs, the greatest victim is the language Grammar, pronunciation and diction of words.

Most lyricsts and composers twisted words to suit the Meters, Rhyming and never bothered about the gender of the words. Words like Tu, Tum,Hum, Mai, Aap, Voh, Un, Unhen etc were used irrespective of their suitability in the lyrics just because they fitted in Meters and rhymed perfectly. Once I realised this aspect, I and my friends started finding such wilful blunders in melodious and popular songs.

The reason I remembered all this is, few days back I found an article ” Vyakaran, Uchharan aur Utpeedan”( व्याकरण, उच्चारण और उत्पीडन), by shri AK ji, who is a reader and well wisher of this Blog, posted on his Blog – Songs of yore. He has written an absolute Gem discussing how in Hindi songs, the Grammar, pronunciation and right usage of language and words is molested/abused. He has also quoted several examples in songs. I strongly recommend this article to connoisseurs of HFM.

Film Zamaane ki Hawa-52 was a film made during the transition period of Hindi cinema from the works of pre independence artistes to cope up with the changing times and tastes of the Indian audience in the rapidly ascending Golden Era of HFM. The major change was the extra emphasis on churning out melodious and musical films than on Histrionic excellence or a strong story line. This film was produced and directed by a veteran of pre-independence era- Wali Sahab, under the banner of his own production outfit Punjab Film Corporation.

Music direction was by not one, but 4 less known and less successful composers like, Z.Sherman, Gulshan Soofi, Khan Mastana and Aziz Khan. For 12 songs of the film, as many as 5 Lyricists were there, which included Wali sahab, his brother Nazim Panipati, Kaif, Khalish and Sagar Badayuni. One song from this film has been discussed here earlier. The cast of the film consisted of Mumtaz Shanti, Husn Bano, her mother Shareefa, Shakuntala, Suresh, Murad, Pran, Kesari and many others. It was an uncommon instance, when both mother and daughter worked together in the same film. While launching Nutan in film Hamari Beti-50, both Nutan and her director mother Shobhana Samarth had acted in the same film.

This pair of Mother and daughter- Husn Bano and Shareefa- had strange life stories.

Roshan Ara aka Husn Banu was born in Singapore on 8-2-1919. She was very beautiful. She started her career in Calcutta ( just like her mother), by working in New Theatre’s film “Daaku Mansoor-34″. After this film, her mother, Shareefa brought her to Bombay and she started getting roles in Wadia films. She was working only in C grade stunt action films. After 1940, she got 2 social films made by Bharat Laxmi films and in 1941 again 1 film each from Bhavnani productions and National studios.However she got only small or side roles.

In 1941, When she was selected for Ranjit’s film Dhandora as a Heroine, this was a new experience for her as she had never worked in a social or a comedy movie as a Heroine. All her experience was for stunt films only. Husn Bano acted in 53 films and sang 44 songs in 16 films. She had married Wadia’s director Aspy Irani. Husn Bano worked in films till her last film Akhari Sajda-1977 and then she retired. She had a big house ‘Shareefa Manzil” in Dadar, Bombay. On 23-11-1986, her husband Aspy irani left home for work and he simply disappeared. He was never found and was declared as a “Missing Person” by the Police.

Husn Banu was beautiful. She was featured in Lux Soap advertisement in the early 40s. Leela Chitnis was the first to feature in this Ad during early 1940. After that Azuri, Bharati Devi, Manorama, Ratanbai, Shobhana Samarth, Mumtaz Shanti, Neena, Sadhona Bose and Maya Banerjee had also featured in these ads.

The story of actress Shareefa is very strange.

Sharifa was an actress in the 20s and the 30s. She hailed from the Central provinces and joined the Corianthian Theatre company of Calcutta, in which the famous Urdu writer Agha Hasra Kashmiri was also working. She and Agha fell in love. However during one performing tour, the Maharaja of Charkhari in Central Province, fell for Shareefa. He followed the drama company to Calcutta and bought the already debt ridden Corinthian Theatre company for Rs. 40 Lakhs. This included the entire property and the services of Agha and Shareefa too. Soon they resigned and Shareefa started acting in films.

A Parsi magician named Minoo Kooper ( the actor singer Minu cooper/the mystique of Bombay was a different person) came to Calcutta to give performances. Shareefa was attracted to him and they both left on a tour of Far East. She went as his helper and a consort. For an year they stayed together. When Shareefa became pregnant, Minoo left them in Singapore and returned to India.

Roshan Ara aka Husn Banu was born in Singapore on 8-2-1919. She was very beautiful. She started her career in Calcutta ( just like her mother), by working in New Theatre’s film “Daaku Mansoor-34″. After this film, Shareefa brought her to Bombay and she built a very big mansion in Dadar called ” Shareefa Manzil’.
Shareefa acted in almost 40 films and sang 10 songs in 5 films in early cinema. She continued working till early 50s, when she died.

Another interesting artiste in this film was one of its Music Directors- Gulshan Soofi. He was born at Larkana in 1914. His father and mother died when he was small. He was looked after by a Hermit named Agha Ghulam Nabi Soofi, who treated him as his son. Here he got some education. Having an attraction for Theatres, he ran away and joined Agha Hashr Theatrical company, but he was forced back to the Hermit.

Finally, he came to Bombay with Bhai Dessa and recorded few songs. He joined nanubhai Vakil as an extra, where his talent was recognised and he sang in films Rashk e Laila-34 and Gulshan e Alam-35 besides acting small roles. Then he worked at karachi in films, sang Sindhi songs in Amritsar Gramophone co.. He worked in Mother india-38, Watan-38, Payam e Haq-39 and Jungle Princess-42.

he started as MD with film Aina-44, then came Mauji Jeewan-44, Saathi-46, Durban-46, Devar-46, Pati Sewa-47, Janmapatri-49, Sabj Bagh-51, Zamane ki Hawa-52, Faryadi-53 and lastly Ghamand-55. Gulshan acted in 7 films and sang14 songs. He composed 66 songs in 11 films. In 1957, Gulshan Soofi migrated to Pakistan and retired. No news after that.

Today’s song is composed in a very lilting and melodious tune. The language used here is typical lower class Bambaiya. During Johnny Walker’s time, such words were used in songs sometimes, but after that it stopped totally. As such, the system of having an independent Comedian itself is no more, so no question of comedy songs. I enjoyed this song. You too will, I am sure.

(I have used some information in this post from the book ” Stages of Life- Indian Theatre autobiographies ” by Kathryn Hansen, Filmdom-46 and my notes, with thanks.)


Song-Arre o bewafa tu apne kothe pe chadhela hai (Zamaane Ki Hawa)(1952) Singers- Khan Mastana, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics- Nazim Panipati, MD- Gulshan Soofi

Lyrics

arre o bewafa
are o bewafa
tu apne kothe par chadhela hai
chadhela hai
are o bewafa
tu apne kothe par chadhela hai
chadhela hai
tera aashaq kai kallak se neeche khadela hai
tera aashaq kai kallak se neeche khadela hai
are o bewafa
o hi hu ha ha

tumhari jaan mein jaaneman
museebat me padeli hai
tumhaari jaam mein jaaneman
museebat me padeli hai
padosi bhi jagela hai
padosan bhi jageli hai
padosi bhi jagela hai
padosan bhi jageli hai
are o bewafa

sa re ga ma
pa dha ni sa

arre marne de in dono ko
aur tu saath chal mere,
saath chal mere
arre marne de in dono ko
aur tu saath chal mere
saath chal mere
idhar tamtam khadeli hai
udhar taanga khadela hai
idhar tamtam khadeli hai
udhar taanga khadela hai
are o bewafa
o ho ho ho ho

chaloongi saath tere
kya hai tamtam ho ke taanga ho
chaloongi saath tere
kya hai tamtam ho ke taanga ho
ki ye bulbul to ab
ulfat ke fande mein fanseli hai
ki ye bulbul to ab
ulfat ke fande mein fanseli hai
arre o bewafa

sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa

magar jaane se pahle
jaaneman
kuchh maal le aao
maal le aao
maal le aao
maal le aao
magar jaane se pahle
jaaneman
kuchh maal le aao
maal le aao
humaare paas kadki hai
na dheli hai na dhela hai
humaare paas kadki hai
na dheli hai na dhela hai
are o bewafa
o ho hui ho ha

ghar ka ghar loot ke
le aaungi
darr kiska hai
jaan kiski hai
jigar kiska hai
sar kiska hai


This article is written by Prakash Chandra, 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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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 13
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Usually one chooses songs full of happiness and celebration for these types of occasions to celebrate, but as usual, I choose this haunting song, to celebrate. 🙂

The song is from the 1983 film ‘Sansani – The Sensation’. I have watched this movie one late night for the sake of this haunting song by Asha Bhosle. The movie was just a masala / murder mystery, where at the end the noble characters like Dr. Shriram Lagoo and Jayashree Gadkar turn out to be characters with grey shades. If you are a die-hard fan of Hindi movies of  70`s and early 80`s like me, you may enjoy this  pot-boiler, but watch the movie at your own risk. 🙂

But listen to this song, you may like it audio-wise.

This is an obscure mystery movie produced by Kavita Seth, who is also billed in the credits as “KAVITA – Introducing” as an actress. She is one of the principal lady characters in the movie. She appears wearing a white saree, roaming in the graveyards, and crying for her beloved Shailendra Singh (the playback singer, who got billing as “Friendly Appearance”). Shailendra Singh appears only at the climax, and also in a photograph in front of which the actress cries and sings this haunting song. But he did not get a playback singing chance, which is his original forte.

There is some confusion about the year of release of this movie, LP image of this movie shows the year 1979, censor certificate clearly shows the date 23-6-1983. According to HFGK-6, 1983 is the release of this movie.

The movie was “Dedicated to Late Director Irshad Afzal”, (I guess before the release of the movie the director must have passed away). The movie was produced under the banner of Panorama Pictures. The producer of the movie is Kavita Seth, who also makes her acting debut with this movie. The director’s name is mentioned differently in different sites as Irshad / Irshad Afzal / A Irshad.

The star cast of the movie includes Vinod mehra, Bindiya Goswami, Prem Chopra, Dr Shriram Lagoo, Shailendra Singh (Special Appearance), Kavita (Introducing), Jagdeep, Jayashree T, Jayashree Gadkar, Keshto Mukherjee, Jagdish Raj, Coca Cola, TP Jain, Ali Masood, Nilima, Meena T, Raj Kishore, Amal Sen, M Baig, Amarnath, Dutta Bhatt, Viraj, Gopal, Dina Pathak, Gulshan Grover, Viju Khote etc.

Songs of this film are written by Irshad (who was also the director). Music is composed by Hemant Bhosle. It has been mentioned in the credit sequences of the movie that the assistants to music director are Kersi Lord and Uttam Singh. These two genius composers cum arrangers also contributed to the musical score of this movie to a great extent. Kersi Lord has also done a lot of work with RD Burman.

The musical compositions of the movie are sung by playback singers like Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar, Bhupender, Varsha Bhosle, and Hemant Bhosle. This movies has got following sound tracks

  1. Asha Bhosle : Phir Teri Yaad
  2. Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar, Bhupinder & Varsha Bhosle : Patthar Ka Hai Sanam
  3. Asha Bhosle, Hemant Bhosle & Chorus : Sansanikhez Koi Baat
  4. Asha Bhosle, Varsha Bhosle : Saqiya Tu Koi
  5. Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar : Ab Kahaan Jayenge Hum (Happy)
  6. Amit Kumar : Ab Kahaan Jayenge Hum (Sad)
  7. Hemant Bhosle : Theme music

Records of the movie were issued by The Gramophone Company of India Ltd. (aka His Master`s Voice). The movie was shot at outdoor locations of Madras, Bangalore, and Tamilnadu.

On screen this song has been divided into 3 parts. The first stanza features Dina Pathak, Shailendra Singh (i.e. appears in a photograph) and Kavita Seth aka Kavita . The 2nd stanza features Kavita Seth, Dr.Sriram Lagoo, and Vinod Mehra. And the 3rd stanza features Kavita Seth, Vinod Mehra and Jayashree Gadkar.

About the Music Director: Hemant Bhosle is the late son of Asha Bhosle. He passed away on September 28th of 2015. I like his musical compositions of the songs of ‘Taxi Taxie’ (1977). Given below is an incomplete filmography for him. If at all any additions or deletions are there in this regard, please let me know.

  • Taxi-Taxie (Polydor-1977)
  • Jadu Tona (Polydor-1977)
  • Anpadh (Polydor-1978)
  • Damaad (Polydor-1978)
  • Sansani (HMV-1980/Irshad)
  • Sweety (Music India-1980)
  • Nazrana Pyar Ka (Polydor-1980)
  • Shradhanjali (HMV-1981/Anjan)
  • Barrister (HMV-1982/Yogesh)
  • Teri Meri Kahani (TV Movie 1982/Anjaan,B.R.Chopra)
  • Doosra Kinara (1982)
  • Beta (1982/HMV/Anjaan)
  • Bandhan Kachchey Dhaagon Ka (HMV-1983)
  • Raja Jogi (1983)
  • Bachchon Ka Khel (1983/Gulshan Bawra)
  • Dharti Akash (TV Movie 1983)
  • Dharam Shatru (T-series,Super-1985/1988)
  • Bhaago Bhoot Aaya (1985)
  • Aakhiri Sanghursh (1987/1997)

Hemant Bhosle also provided music for some Marathi songs.

About the Lyricist Irshad:  I searched for lyricist Irshad`s other works, but got confused with Irshad who has connection with the Kishore Kumar camp, and has written songs for films such as ‘Door Ka Rahi’ (1971 – which has the famous song “Beqaraar Dil, Tu Gaaye Jaa”), ‘Badhti Ka Naam Dhadi’ (1974) ‘Shabaash Daddy’ (1978) and ‘Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi’ (1982). Irshad also written songs for other movies like ‘Naag Pooja’ (1971), ‘Pattharon Ka Shaher’ (1972) – both for Usha Khanna. Also for ‘Alibaba’ (1976) – Dara Singh starrer with Hansraj Behl as the music director.

I got further confused when I watched the movie credit sequences which displays the photo with garland and agarbatti and lines like “Dedicated to our beloved director – Irshad Afzal”, and further in the credits – “Lyrics, written and directed by IRSHAD”.

I doubt whether all the above Irshads are one and the same. I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please help clarify this possible ‘same name confusion’.

One of the comments related to the song in some site is as follows: “Phir Teri Yaad” is a completely mental slice of Indian psych/funk”. I failed to understand this comment, I request someone to please elaborate about this comment.

I will conclude my endless banter here 🙂

Congratulations and best wishes to our blog on its MEGA CELEBRATION. I love everything and everyone related to our blog. Visiting and reading the blog posts gives me immense joy.

Video

Audio

Song – Phir Teri Yaad Aa Gayi (Sansaani) (1983) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Irshad, MD – Hemant Bhosle

Lyrics

aaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaaaaaa aaa
aaa aaaaa aaaaa

phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee. . .

kabhi guzar ho
bahaar ka ab
to dil ke zakhmon ko
chhooke guzaregi
koi jo aaye
phuhaar ki rut
to baadalon se
bhi aag barsegi
tere bina ab
mere humdum
hai maut zindagi
phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee. . .

hai zinda laashein
ye dil ke armaan
tere hi gham ke
kafan mein hain lipte
janaazaa uthne
ko hai tu aa jaa
safar aakhiri
to kar len tai mil ke
varnaa ye
rooh pyaasi
pyaasi hi reh jaayegi
phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee. . .

chiraag-e-dil bhi
hai bujhne ko ab
panap rahey hain
andheron ke saaye
sulag rahi hain
tadapti saansein
maseehaa ban ke
koi to aa jaaye
sholaa hai
har dhadkan
gham ki chithaaon ki
phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee

phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)
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आsssss आssssss आsssssss आssssss आss
आsss आssss आssssssss आsssss आsss आsssss
आsss आssssss आss
आsss आsssss आssss

फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी॰ ॰ ॰

कभी गुज़र हो
बहार का अब
तो दिल के ज़ख्मों को
छूके गुज़रेगी
कोई जो आये
फुहार की रुत
तो बादलों से
भी आग बरसेगी
तेरे बिना अब
मेरे हमदम
है मौत ज़िन्दगी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी॰ ॰ ॰

हैं ज़िंदा लाशें
ये दिल के अरमान
तेरे ही ग़म के
खफन में हैं लिपटे
जनाज़ा उठने
को है तू आ जा
सफर आखिरी
तो कर ले तय मिलके
वरना ये
रूह प्यासी
प्यासी ही रह जायेगी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी॰ ॰ ॰

चिराग ए दिल भी
है बुझने को अब
पनप रहे हैं
अंधेरों के साये
सुलग रही हैं
तड़पती सांसें
मसीहा बन के
कोई तो आ जाए
शोला है
हर धड़कन
ग़म की चिताओं की
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी

फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी॰ ॰ ॰


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