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Tina tin ke teena kisi ne dil hai chheenaa

Posted on: December 17, 2019


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Today’s song is a melodious song from the film Chaalbaaz-58. The film was produced by Balwant Bhatt and Ram Kamlani, under the banner of Neo Lite films. Songs were written by Anjum Jaipuri and Prem Dhawan. The music was by the Melody magician Chitragupta. There were 7 songs in the film. 2 songs are already discussed and today’s song is 3rd song from this film.

The title Chaalbaaz seems to be quite a favourite with film makers. Films with same title were made in 1958, 69, 80, 89 and 2003. In addition there was Chaalbaaz Leader-70 and Chaalbaaz Haseena-2002 also. The cast of Chaalbaaz -58 was Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Nishi, K N Singh, David, Bhagwan, Cuckoo, Moti(Horse) and Tiger (Dog). It was a stunt film, directed by a veteran of this Genre – Nanabhai Bhatt.

Hindi film industry is a funny place. Here popular actors are immediately typedcast and it becomes their identity, whether they want it or not. Once a particular theme becomes a Hit, producers want to make similar films, with the same actor. Thus most leading actors get stamped. Many dont mind it because they too are comfortable with such type of films.

That is how Dharmendra was in the roles of “He Man” (does this mean all others were “She- Men”?), Amol Palekar as a Middle class simpleton, for a period Dilip kumar was a Tragedy king, Raj Kapoor a straight forward, simple man, Dev Anand a Playboy, Bharat Bhushan a lover or a singer, Rajendra Kumar almost always a suffering lover…..so on and so forth. Same was, even the actresses got typedcast like Meena Kumari was a Tragedy Queen, Madhubala, naughty lucky girl etc etc.

The audience categorised the actors for various Genres and roles. Other than these, the artiste was not acceptable to them in any other type casting. Can you ever imagine Kanhaiyalal, Nana palshikar or Rashid Khan in a Millionaire’s role? Can you imagine Nana Patekar as a Romantic, ‘run around a tree’ type lover boy ? Can you visualise Jeetendra in a Mythological film as Lord Shiva ? We can not, even in our dreams, accept them in these roles. Nimmi always had films in which she suffered and wept throughout. People had forgotten how she looked while smiling.

When film makers tried to change the type of roles of an actor, he became a failure (even a laughing stock) and he was not accepted in that role. For example, in his early films, Ashok Kumar was known as a shy Lover boy. When he was cast as Satyawan in film “Savitri”-1937, the audience was shocked and the film failed miserably. Similarly when Ashok Kumar (then 35 year old) acted as Abhimanuu (22 year old) in film “Uttara Abhimanyu’-1946, he was rejected outright.

Mehboob Khan cast him as King Humayun in film Humayun-45. In one scene, Ashok Kumar had to run, in a war costume, with a sword. The way he ran was so feminine and pathetic, that the audience used to laugh in the theatre. Thankfully, Ashok Kumar never again acted in any such films till the end. Leela Mishra was famous as a simple village type “Leela Mousi” in almost all films. In film “Baton baton mein”-79, she was shown as an Anglo Indian Christian woman. To see Leela Mousi in a knee long Frock and to feel her awckwardness in that dress was a painful exercise for the audience.

However, and thank God for this, there were some actors who consciously avoided getting typedcast and did variety of roles. One shining example was Sanjeev Kumar. He was truly a versatile actor and would fit into any Genre with natural ease. After Film Azad-55, Dilip Kumar also shook off the tag of “Tragedy king” and became a real versatile actor enjoying working in different type of roles.

Among Heroines, I can not think of any such actress, who fitted in all Genres and roles, Except One ! Yes, there was one actress who was truly versatile and did a lot of role types – social, historical, Mythological, comedy, tragedy, crime, family, action and stunts too, character roles, daughter in law, mother in law, mother, mujra dancer, religious films – you name it and she had done it. Can you guess the name ?

NIRUPA ROY !, Yes, she was a versatile actress. To prove my point, I repeat here what I had said about her few years back. Nirupa Roy (4-1-1931 to 13-10-2004) was an enigma of Hindi Cinema. An ordinary lower middle class housewife turned into an actress due to need to survive. Funny thing was that it was her husband who had visited the studio to get a job as an actor and the studio selected his wife instead ! Nirupa Roy who acted in over 250 movies has been variously branded as a Goddess of Mythological films, a suffering wife of a poor farmer, a troubled housewife of social films, an acclaimed quintessential mother of Bollywood and even a Stunt film actress !

She has been a Heroine in 110 films, a mother in over 50 films,has been a Goddess in 50 Mythological films, a suffering wife in over 30 films and a Stunt girl in about 8 films. She sang Bhajans, romantic songs, Comedy songs, qawalis, sad songs and peasant folk songs on the screen.

She changed her Heroes like “Badalate huye saathi”. She did 18 films with Trilok Kapoor ( 50-65), 12 films with Balraj Sahni ( 53-72), 16 films with P.Jairaj ( 53-78), and 21 films with Ashok Kumar ( 56-89). She was Amitabh’s mother in 12 films and stunt Girl in 8 films. She even wrote a popular film song for film Samrat Chandragupta-58 ( Mujhe dekh chaand sharmaye – Lata).

Film Chaalbaaz-58 was produced by Balwant Bhatt and Ram kamlani. The elder brother of Nanabhai Bhatt- Balwant Bhatt was born at Porbandar,Gujarat on 13-1-1909. Balwant started his career by assisting Naval Gandhi in 1930-31 and Pesi karani at Imperial Film company and then N.B.Vakil at Sagar Studios in 1932. A prolific director of second tier, action oriented films, Bhatt’s first as a director was Royal Film Company’s 1932 silent thriller PASSING SHOW which featured popular stunt-film actor Navinchandra. He turned Director with the advent of Talkie films and joined Prakash Pictures with BAMBAI KI MOHINI [1934; aka: ACTRESS] starring Miss Panna and Miss Alakhnanda. His last one was Nagin aur Sapera-1966. He directed 33 films,mostly stunt and C grade films.

Bhatt directed action star Fearless Nadia in DELHI EXPRESS (1949) and CIRCUSWALE (1950) as well as the comedian Bhagwan in JOKER (1949) and JODIDAR (1950), and even had opportunities to work with bigger names such as Bibbo in SUHAAG (1940), Maya Banerjee in MADHU SUDAN (1941), and Prithviraj Kapoor in AANKH KI SHARAM (1943). But the vast majority of Bhatt’s output was in the category of B-grade films.

He directed some Gujarati films like Sansar Leela,Seth Sagsha,Diwadandi,Snehlata etc.He was the producer of Dillagi-1942,Gunehgar-53,Alif Laila-53,Sinbad the sailor-52, Son of Sinbad-58, Police Detective-60 etc. etc. Diwadandi-1950 became famous for its song-” Taari aankhni afini”, sung by Dilip Dholakia with music by Ajit Merchant. His film Mordhwaj-52 was the Debut film for MD Narayan Dutt. Balwant Bhatt died on 7-2-1965,at Bombay.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Geeta Dutt and Ram Kamlani. Ram Kamlani was Gope’s youngest brother. They were 9 siblings and Ram kamlani was the last one. He was born on 20-10-1919. Though Gope started his career in acting in 1933 and concentrated only on acting,Ram kamlani dabbled in Acting,Direction,Production and Playback singing too. He entered the film line in late 40s.

As an actor he acted in 9 films like Ajeet, Inaam, Kaajal, Do Raaha, Joi Bangla Desh etc. As a Singer he sang 22 songs in 15 films. Starting with Doosri Shaadi-47, he sang in Ghar ki Izzat, Rangeen zamana, Kaajal, Refugee, Pyaar ki jeet, Maa ka pyar, Naao, Raakhi, Bahurani, Khamosh Sipahi, Meena Bazar, Malkin, Chaalbaaz, Laal Dupatta etc.

Mostly, he sang for his brother Gope. His songs were generally duets. These were mainly comedy songs,very few were serious ones.His rare solos like,” Bane hai hum to Ghar Jamai'(Ghar ki izzat) and ” Koi samze isse muhabbat”(Meena Bazaar) became popular.

When Gope established Gope Productions,he produced some films and directed some of them,like,Muskurahat,Biradari,Bezuban,khamosh Sipahi,Hangama etc.

Ram Kamlani died in 1983 in Bombay.

This is a melodious song. The mukhda is “Daudo re daudo, bhaga dil chura ke chor”. Surprisingly, there was another song in film Char Minar-56 (MD- Sardul Kwatra) which had a similar mukhda “Daudo ji chor chor bhaga dil chura ke”. This song also was a good song and had almost same tune. That song had Geeta Dutt and Rafi as singers. Let us now enjoy today’s song.
( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for his Gujarati article and http://www.cinemajadu.com for information used herein.)


Song-Tina tin ke tina kisi ne dil hai chheena(Chaalbaaz)(1958) Singers- Geeta Dutt, Ram Kamlani, Lyricist-Prem Dhawan, MD- Chitragupta
Both

Lyrics

daudo re daudo bhaaga re bhaaga
dil chura ke chor
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina
daudo re daudo
bhaaga re bhaaga
dil chura ke chor
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina

khol zara to ghoonghat gori
dekhen soorat tori
hoy khol zara to ghoonghat gori
dekhen soorat tori
hum to hain deewaane tere
hamse kaisi chori
aaja ree
aaja chupke se paas gori
kaahe kare shor
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina

o ho ho
o ho ho o ho ho
ha ha ha
aa ha ha aa ha ha
devar jaage saas bhi jaage
jaag raha ghar saara
devar jaage saas bhi jaage
jaag raha ghar saara
phir bhi zaalim ne na jaane kaise daaka maara
daudo re daudo bhaaga re bhaaga
dil chura ke chor
tina tin e tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina

na main jaaun baans bareli na main jaaun jhansi
na main jaaun baans bareli na main jaaun jhansi
in zulfon mein baandh ke mohe de de pyaar ki phaansi
aaja ree
aaja chupke se paas gori
kaahe kare shor
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena

tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
haay tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
haay
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina

6 Responses to "Tina tin ke teena kisi ne dil hai chheenaa"

Arun Ji
I never imagined that Nirupa Roy’s body of work could be that vast. . Can’t recollect any film where she performed stunts ( again unimaginable, for me).
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I had a good chuckle to read “Can you ever imagine Kanhaiyalal, Nana palshikar or Rashid Khan in a Millionaire’s role?”

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Satish ji,
This is what I have emphasised in my post. We tend to brand an artiste based on usual roles the artiste has played in our knowledge. Nirupa Roy is just an example.
The names I have quoted are only for example, but the case is same with almost all artistes.
She did 10 stunt films and in 8 of them, she was the heroine.
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Deshmukh ji,
Nirupa ‘ Maa’ Roy as a stunt film heroine was beyond my imagination. Yes, she can be rightly called the most versatile among our stars.
Thank you for the details about her career.
She won the Filmfare best supporting actress award thrice:
MUNIMJI, CHHAYA, SHEHNAI.
Also the Lifetime Achievement award in 1986.
We had read reports about family disputes in her last days.

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Thanks.
You can read this
https://cineplot.com/nirupa-roy-memories/
She has described about her stunt films.
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thank you Guruji for this post
i have heard about Ashok Kumar’s “Humayun” experience from either you the last time we met at Bangalore. also you had mentioned how uncomfortable he was with his hands and took to holding the cigarette.
i can imagine nana patekar as a “Romantic, ‘run around a tree’ type lover boy?” i have seen him in a marathi movie with Ranjana.
so similarly i can visualise Nirupa (ma) Roy as a stunt heroine, romantic heroine etc. (dhalti jaaye raat kehle dil ki baat) but i am trying to imagine her in comic roles. please tell which movie and i will love to see it.
off hand i can recollect “Jawaani Deewani” where she was the sweet bhabhi to Randhir Kapoor with a lovely smile and had romantic scenes with Balraj Sahani

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Thanks for your comments.
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