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Husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin aahon se dil waalon ki

Posted on: December 15, 2019


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Today’s song is from film Golden Eyes alias Secret Agent 077 – 1968. The film was made by Madan Chitra. Its director was Kamal Sharma and the music was by B N Bali aka Baldev Nath Bali. The songs were written by Shevan Rizvi. The cast included Shailesh kumar, Mumtaz, Asit Sen, Ulhas,Rajan Haksar Shaikh, Jeevan kala, Helen and a host of other actors.

This was a film which was supposed to be a detective story, with a secret agent having an ID number 077 – a la James Bond ! This film came in the wake of the wave created by one of India’s most successful Secret Agent films in Hindi, featuring the Jumping jack-Jeetendra ( with Trade mark White shoes), which was film Farz-1967. But the comparison , rather similarity ends here only, as far as film Golden Eyes is concerned.

Perhaps, our readers may be wondering as to why have I suddenly changed the track and jumped to talk about an obscure film like Golden Eyes-68 ! About a week ago, I received an E mail query from one of my old friends, inquiring if there were 2-3 artistes with the name of Sailesh, who was a singer, actor and MD ? I routinely get many such queries and I try to answer all of them promptly. In this case, I knew what the problem was. “Sailesh” was a case of ‘Same name Confusion’. I was quite amused, because in my immediate last post, I had discussed a case of SNC and now this case has come up.

I sent my detailed reply to the friend, but thought of writing a post here, so that one more SNC name will be cleared. That is the reason, I selected today’s film song, because in this film the Hero was Shailesh kumar. Yes, there were 2 artistes in Hindi films with the similar name Sailesh. One was Sailesh Mukherjee, who was an actor, singer and a MD and the other was Shailesh Kumar who was only an actor.

In case of artistes before 50’s, getting information was sometimes very difficult. At times, we had to wait for months and years till we hit upon some information source. getting in touch with a close relative of that artiste also solved the problem. But not always. I came across few cases, where even the son or the daughter of the artistes did not know much about the Film career of their father. For example, with great difficulty, I located the address of the daughter of comedian Mirza Musharraf in Mumbai. When I actually visited her, with prior appointment, for an interview, i found that she did not know much about Mirza’s film activity and that she was of no use to me. On the contrary, the daughter of actor singer Parshuram, had all the information, photos, paper cuttings etc. about her father.

In this case, I had a contact with Sailesh Mukherjee’s daughter in law, who gave me all information about what he did after leaving films and the family details. So, first here is information on Sailesh Mukherjee, which is updated with new additions on his post- film life.

Born on 3rd June 1926 in Calcutta, Sailesh Mukherjee completed his Matriculation and came to Bombay in 1946 to become a Music Director. He met Anil Biswas-also from Bengal- and got an opportunity to sing in film Milan-1946. That is how his singing started and he sang in films like Andhon ki Duniya-47 and Vanvasi-48,Aaag-48 (2 songs),Anmol Moti-49 with Shamshad,The last Message-49 with Uma Devi,
Deepak-51 with Uma Devi,Suhag Sindoor-53,Samaj-54 with Asha.
In Andolan-51 he sang ‘Vande Matharam’ with Manna Dey,Parul Ghosh and Sudha malhotra.
He last sang in Naya qadam-58.

His dream of becoming a MD was still not coming through,Finally he became a Music Director ,a joint one with Suresh kumar-in film Suhag Sindoor-1953. Even in this film,his partner made him sing 2 songs,under his baton !

Anyway, later Shailesh gave music to Parichay-54 and Savera, in 1958. While recording songs for Parichay,Shailesh played Tabla himself in all songs. In film Savera his songs became very popular. Songs like “Chhuppa chhuppi Aagad Baagad jaayi re” by Lata and Manna Dey, ” Nadiya ka pani” by Lata and “Jane na,Jane na” by Geeta were specially became hits.

Inexplicably,despite good and hit songs,he stopped getting any more films,either as a Music Director or as a singer. So Shailesh changed his gear once again and he became an Actor. First he acted in film Bandish-55 in the name of ‘Sailesh’. Then he became Hero in ” Miya bibi raazi”-1960, ” Pyar ki Pyas”-1961 and ” Monica”-1962 (UR). As a Hero he had taken a new name SHRIKANT GAURAV. The films did not click.

Music was his passion. He was a multi talented man. Later on he became an Interior Designer and prospered. In addition, he used to compere a programme in Calcutta wherein he would interview all the leading top artist of Calcutta e.g Uttam Kumar etc which was sponsored by Horlicks. He had designed Mala sinha’s bungalow too. The first recording studio at Natraj for Shakti Samanta was designed by him. He used to fly to Calcutta to interview Bengali film stars. Since he had a very good voice and a great command and knowledge about Bangla literature he would lend his voice for documentaries too. He was very passionate about nature and gardening hence he had bought 11 acres of land in Karjat. He used to have regular sessions of his songs at his farmhouse. He used to sing Madhushala with lots of passion. Rabindra Sangeet was his favorite.

Sailesh Mukherjee died somewhere in 1998.

Now let us know about the Same name Shailesh Kumar. His real name was Shambhunath Purohit. He was born on 21-3-1939 at Jodhpur, in a rich family with lot of property. He was handsome and six feet tall. Once he came to Bombay and went to see the shooting of a film. The producer director Ratibhai Punatar offered him a role in the film, but he declined. Later on he completed a course of acting in Filmalaya Acting School.

In 1960, he came to Bombay with just Rs. 75 with him. He used to sleep in the office of a Jodhpur businessman and took rounds of studios for work. Same time Dharmendra was also looking for work. They became friends. However it was Shailesh, who got the first break when he worked in film Nai Maa-1960. Then he was selected for a major role by producer director Sadashiv Row kavi, for his film ‘Bhabhi ki Chudiyan’-1961.( This was a remake of the hit Marathi film “Vahininchya bangdya” ( ?????????? ???????? )-53. A Telugu remake also was made as “Vadina Gari gajulu”-55). This film became popular in Hindi. Row kavi had made a 3 film cotract with Shailesh. The second film was Begana in 1963.

Shailesh did many films from good banners, as Hero and side Hero. he worked in 25 films, but somehow, in spite of acting in good films, with good directors and banners, his luck waned and the flow of films weakened. He managed to do some B and C grade films. His friend Dharmendra also got a break same time, but he rose very high in the industry.

After 1977, Shailesh suffered from a serious ailment of Thyroid gland and he had to take treatment in Tata Hospital. A rumour spread that he had Cancer and films stopped completely. In 1978, he returned to Jodhpur, never to return again to Bombay. He died on 21-4-2017, at the age of 78 years. He left behind him wife Pushpa and a son and a daughter. His last film was Ooperwala jaane-1977. He did 25 films+ 5 UR films.

During his career, Shailesh kumar acted along with Top class actors like Manoj kumar, Sanjiv kumar, Ashok kumar, Randhir kapoor, Balraj Sahani, Dharmendra,Sohrab Modi, Raaj kumar etc, big Heroines like Mumtaj, Rekha, Tanuja, Meena kumari etc, big directors and big banners. However all this did not help him and he remained a side actor only. His health also restricted his career. This is Luck !

Today’s song is sung by Usha Balsavar and Mahendra kapoor with chorus. The music for this film was given by composer B.N.Bali. He was one of those small time composers, who got only the B and C grade films. First of all,let us know who this B N Bali is. There was yet another composer Bali,in the early era of Hindi films. H.C.Bali or Harishchandra Bali(20-3-1906 to 24-6-1976),the expert classical singer who changed into a successful composer is credited with discovering K L Saigal in the early 30s.

B N Bali or Baldev Nath Bali too was a good singer and was a composer restricted to mostly religious or low budget films.He gave music from Bedard-1949 up to Do Dilwale-1973, a total of 24 films,including one unreleased film-Bahut Door (40s). He also gave music to a Haryanvi film in 1973.Though he composed music with a variety,somehow he lacked what it takes to make it to the Big league. On the contrary,B N Bali is known for copying the popular tunes of other composers blatantly.

‘Jab un ka khayal aata hai’-sung by Rafi in Pahla pehla pyar was a copy of Rafi’s ‘Jin raaton me neend ud jaati hai’ by Hansraj behl.
‘Sapne me saiyan tu aaya na karo’-Asha/manna Dey song was a true copy of O P Nayyar’s ‘ Ek pardesi mera dil le gaya’
‘Tu us ka kar bhala’ Rafi in Raja Vikram sang the same “Bhagwaan’ tune as in ” O duniya ke rakhwaale’ etc. etc.

With today’s song, singer Usha Balsavar makes her Debut on the Blog.

( some Information used herein is from Dainik Bhaskar dt.9th May 2017 and Times of India of 20-5-2017, with thanks.)

Audio

Video

Song-Husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin aahon se dil waalon ki (Golden Eyes)(1968) Singers-Usha Balsavar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-B N Bali
Female chorus
Male chorus
Mahendra Kapoor + Male chorus
Usha Balsawar + Female chorus

Lyrics

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
o o o
aa aa aa aa
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

o o o o
o o o o

aahon ne taqdeer bana di
kaale kaale baalon ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalo ki

ishq ne tumko o o
aahen di hain
aah mein dil ka saaz diya hai
ishq ne tumko aahen di hain
aah mein dil ka saaz diya hai
ishq ne tumko aahen di hain
aah mein dil ka saaz diya hai

ho hamko banaane waale ne dekho
naaz diya andaaz diya hai
hamko banaane waale ne dekho
naaz diya andaaz diya hai

hamko banaane waale ne dekho
naaz diya andaaz diya hai
ho o o
andaaz diya hai
haan aan aan andaz diya hai

thokar mein hum rakhte hain
thokar mine hum rakhte hain
taqdeer zamaane waalon ki
thokar mein hum rakhte hain
taqdeer zamaane waalon ki

thokar mein hum rakhte hain
taqdeer zamaane waalon ki
thokar mein hum rakhte hain
taqdeer zamaane waalon ki

aahon ne taqdeer bana di
kaale kaale baalon ki

aahon ne taqdeer bana di
kaale kaale baalon ki

tera sa andaaz na dekha
husn na dekha
naaz na dekha
tera sa andaz na dekha
husn na dekha naaz na dekha

tera sa andaz na dekha
husn na dekha naaz na dekha

kaliyaan khilte laakhon dekhin
lekin ye aagaaz na dekha

kaliyaan khilte laakhon dekhin
lekin ye aagaaz na dekha

husn ko tere dua lagi hai
aji husn ko tere dua lagi hai
shaayad hum dilwaalon ki

husn ko tere dua lagi hai
shaayad hum dilwaalon ki

aji husn ko tere dua lagi hai
shaayad hum dilwaalon ki

husn ko tere dua lagi hai
shaayad hum dilwaalon ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfe kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

hosh se hum madhosh huye hain
arre marne pe taiyyaar huye hain
hosh se hum madhosh huye hain
marne pe taiyyaar huye hai

hosh se hum madhosh huye hain
are marne pe taiyyar huye hain

aankhon pe kurbaan gaye hain
katl bina talwaar huye hain

aankhon pe kurbaan gaye hain
katl bina talwaar huye hain

aankhon pe kurbaan gaye hain
katl bina talwaar huye hain

ho o o
kurban gaye hain
haan aan
kurban gaye hain

khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
arre khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
laal gulaabi gaalon ki

khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
laal gulaabi gaalon ki

arre khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
laal gulaabi gaalon ki

khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
laal gulabi gaalo ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

aahon ne taqdeer bana di
kaale kaale baalon ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

3 Responses to "Husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin aahon se dil waalon ki"

Arunji,
Thanks a lot for this highly informative post.
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