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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 11
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This post is likely the one which has been the most scrambled for. Leap day it is. So much history and folklore around this date, no doubt. But notwithstanding that, it struck us quite late in the day, as to how such a rare occasion be not celebrated, and not represented on our blog. We are all adept at combining celebrations and conjuring up milestones and reasons to post a celebratory article. So how come this leap day phenomena be left by the side. So we got going to get something in place, but it was quite late that we got started. Here is a brief about the gensis.

Time is 6:48 in the evening. An innocent query laden email from dear Arun ji lands in the mail box. He is enquiring about 29th Feb, 2016. The date seems to be blanked out on the blog, so were not posts added that day or is that an error of logging on the blog.

7:30 pm comes the response from Atul ji – yes, in 2016, the leap day actually was dot day.

Within one minute at 7.31 pm lands another follow up from Atul ji – and I quote –

“Today I wanted to post a blog leap day challenge, but my internet at home as well as office let me down. Atul”

There is radio silence for another about one hour or so. Around 8:20, I am back on my laptop, checking emails, and run into this exchange that has recently happened. It is 8:25 pm by the time I jump into the flow, and write to Atul ji, enquiring what did he have in mind.

Another 25 minutes creep by. It is 8:52 when Atul ji reply lands in the mail box. He wanted to follow up with a ‘challenge’ type post using one of the un-yippeee’d films from the list of posts from 29th Feb, 2012. Despite all the lethargy and laziness, I am stirred up to take on this challenge. Quickly I make a check of the films used on 29th Feb 2012. The list reads like,

Ban Ban Ke Bigadti Hai Taqdeer Gareebon Ki Guzaara 1954
Dil Ko Hai Tumse Pyaar Kyun NFS – Jagmohan `Sursagar` 1945
Tum Saamne Aakar Jis Dam Khazaanchi 1958
Dhal Chuki Shaam E Gham Kohinoor 1960
Bhare Hain Aankh Mein Aansoo Saara Jahaan Hamaara 1961
Manzil Ki Chaah Mein Devdas 1955

Only two films stand out as the candidates for this challenge – ‘Guzaara’ from 1954 and ‘Saara Jahaan Hamaara’ from 1961. Given the familiarity of the film and songs, I am tempted to attempt ‘Saara Jahaan Hamaara’. But then another peculiarity tries to pull my attention. The film ‘Guzaara’ from 1954 made its debut on the blog on this day – the leap – of 2012. And then – nothing else. For the past 8 years, the film has been sitting neglected, on one of the most interesting calendar days in, well, in the calendar. 🙂

And so, I decided to pick ‘Guzaara’. I sent out an email to Atul ji at 9:11 (that sounds almost sinister. . .) with the message – “‘Guzaara’ from 1954 would be an interesting candidate. Only one song, posted on leap day 2012, now second song on leap day 2020. 😀 :D”.

This time, the response is very immediate. Within a minute Atul ji confirms that he was also thinking to pick this film.

Poor ‘Guzaara’ – has been sitting on the bench for – goodness, 8 years. आते जाते हुये, the other films would ask cursorily – “How’s it going? Idling for long??”

And listlessly (pun intended) ‘Guzaara’ would reply – “गुज़ारा चल रहा है”. :D)  :D)

And then suddenly another thought passed into the mind’s channels. Debut on the leap day in 2012, no action till the leap day on 2020, when the second song gets posted. And I hope this does not lead to a typecasting (so common in the industry, no?). because if it does, then poor ‘Guzaara’ would take more than two decades to get yippeee’d for its 8 songs. (LOL)

‘Guzaara’ is a social film from the production house of Aaina Pictures, Bombay produced and directed by SM Yusuf. The star cast is listed as Karan Diwan, Paro, Jabeen, Mirza Musharraf, Chand Burque, Baby Naaz, Romi, SM Yusuf, Manju, Tiwari, Baalam, Faizi, Sangeeta, Chhagan Romeo, Mehru. Hmmm. . . Karan Dewan and Paro, this would have been an important film of its time. The eight songs of this film are written by Fauq Zami – two songs, Muneer Lakhnavi – one song, and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan five songs. The music direction is by Ghulam Mohammed. The film comes from the same year as ‘Mirza Ghalib’, one of the most well known films with music by him.

Today’s song is a “sales pitch” song, rendered by Rafi Sb. The item for sale is ‘bhajia’, and the song goes along with homilies and interesting advises, as it tries to make better of selling ‘pakodas’. 😉 Looking at the star cast, the most likely candidate for performing this song is Karan Dewan himself. I cannot bring myself to imagine that Mirza Musharraf or Baalam would take on performing this song on screen. I would request our more knowledgeable friends and readers to please add more information about this song, and the film.

Ah so, the leap challenge, at last. And the film gets its second song on the blog, on the same leap day, eight years apart. Come to think of it – do we know what is the origin of the term ‘leap’ as it applies to this date and this calendar terminology. Hmmm. . . as we look at the calendars progression from one year to the next, and given 365 days in the year and 7 days in the week, the thumb rule is that the new year starts on the weekday, next to the day on which the previous year starts. Except for this peculiar creature called ‘leap year’ when the sequence of week day ‘leaps’ ahead by one day. Oh yes, this is the simple explanation available from dictionary.com.

I am sure all are familiar with the rules of the Julian calendar, set is place by Julius Ceaser, which instituted this leap day’s concept, and the later correction by Pope Gregory, resulting in the Gregorian calendar that makes an exception for missing a leap year every 100th year, but then also not missing it every 400th year, to account for the correct number of days passing per year, given that the earth uses up 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds, give or take a few milliseconds here and there, to completely go once around the sun. That is being astronomically correct. Otherwise, what would we know better, just being used for waking up with sunrise every day. Leap day, leap year – what does it matter. At the end of the day, and quoting from another song by Rafi Sb – “Jitni Likhi Thhi Muqaddar Mein. . .” – the number of breaths destined are what it is. History records that in 1582, when Pope Gregory announced this correction to the calendar, the official dates were adjusted by 10 days, There were riots in the city of Vatican and the common man protested, wanting 10 days of their lives to be returned.

Ah well, as the world turns. And not very precisely so. 🙂

So listen to Rafi Sb, and enjoy the ‘bhajias’.

Song – Duniya Ki Haalat Naram Naram (Guzaara) (1954) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Ghulam Mohammed
Chorus

Lyrics

duniya ki haalat naram naram
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

tu ne bhi muft ki khaai hai
kya tu bhi mera bhai hai
o kya tu bhi mera bhai hai
meri hi tareh honge mister
tere pichhle janam ke karam karam
ho munna pichhle janam ke karam karam
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

hum tumko kahaan se den bhiksha
o bhaiyya ja kar ke khencho riksha
ho munna ja kar ke khencho riksha
mat desh pe apne bojh bahno
hai ye hi hamaara dharam dharam
hai ye hi hamaara dharam dharam
hoye
duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

chaar aane mein insaan bikey
do aane mein imaan bikey
chaar aane mein insaan bikey
do aane mein imaan bikey
ek aane mein bhagwan bikey
ae duniya waalo shame shame shame
ae duniya waalo sharam sharam

o duniya ki haalat naram naram
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram
hoye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

तूने भी मुफ्त की खाई है
क्या तू भी मेरा भाई है
ओ क्या तू भी मेरा भाई है
मेरी ही तरह होंगे मिस्टर
तेरे जनम के पिछले करम करम
हो मुन्ना तेरे जनम के पिछले करम करम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

हुम तुमको कहाँ से दें भिक्षा
ओ भईय्या जा कर के खेंचो रिक्शा
हो मुन्ना जा कर के खेंचो रिक्शा
मत देश पे अपने बोझ बनो
है ये ही हमारा धरम धरम
है ये ही हमारा धरम धरम
होये दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

चार आने में इंसान बिके
दो आने में इमार बिके
चार आने में इंसान बिके
दो आने में इमार बिके
एक आने में भगवान बिके
ए दुनिया वालो शेम शेम शेम
ए दुनिया वालो शरम शरम

ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusaist 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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Today’s song is from a Stunt film- Black Out-1942. This was produced by Standard Pictures, Bombay, The film was directed by a veteran- Nari Ghadiyali. Music was by Ninu Mujumdar and Behram Irani. Songs were written by Wahid Qureshi. The film cast consisted of Benjamin, Shobha, Mukhtar, Bibi, Nazira, Sardar Mansoor, Ali, Habib, Bachhu Saoji, Sadiq Ali and many others.

When I read the film’s title, I thought it was based on some war story, because in 1942, there used to be Black Outs in major cities of India, due to fear of bombing by the enemies. In 1942, the second world war was in full force. However, later I found that this film had nothing to do with war and that it was a simple stunt film.

All stunt films had almost the same pattern of story. The only distinguishing factor was the variety of the stunts performed in the films. It depended upon the actors. The director and the cast of film Black out indicated loudly that the team of actors was that of a stunt film. This was clear, because the stunt films had a set of actors and actresses, as well as directors who were specialised in this Genre of films.

In this world, crime takes place only for 4 things. 1. Power, 2. Money, 3. Sex, and 4. Revenge. Stunt films from the 30s to the end of 60s were based only on Money and Revenge. It is only when the complexion of the Indian society changed, then the stunt/action films were made on Sex and Power. Not till then. And nowadays, the word ” Stunt films” is gone for ever. Now such films are called ‘ Super Action Films’ – where the ‘ action ‘ is not by the actors, but managed by the SFX Team (special effects team) !

I have not seen this film myself, but after reading its story synopsis from the film booklet, I find that actually, it was a social film – action and stunts coming only occasionally and they seemed to be incorporated as an afterthought.

Here is the film story:-

Ramesh (Sadiq) has designs on his brother, Dhirjlal’s (Ali) vast wealth which, according to his will, the old man is leaving half to his son Vasant (Sardar Mansoor).
Vasant and his sister Bimla (Shobha), have both been raised in luxury, but while Bimla was a worthy child, Vasant was spoiled and, unknown to his father, a drunkard and a gambler. Ramesh devises a scheme to make his brother realize what kind of a son Vasant really is, in an effort to get Dhirajlal to disown him.

But Vasant has fallen in love with Radha (Mukhtar), the divine daughter of an old employee of Dhirjlal’s. Radha tried to persuade Vasant to end his wicked ways, and because their love was so strong, Vasant became a changed man. Ramesh realizes he needs to up his game, and he hires a group of accomplices, led by a beautiful girl (Bibi), to trick Vasant into appearing in a suggestive photograph to show that he is of loose moral character. Surendra (Benjamin) and his pal Bagla Bhagat (Mehndi Raza) come across this scenario in which Vasant is to be framed, and they attempt to help him out of it, but not before the incriminating photo has been snapped.

Vasant pleads with Surendra to help him get the photo back, and Surendra puts on a disguise, reaches the den on a motorcycle, and succeeds in retrieving the photo, but not without a fight which also involves Bagla Bhagat and Vasant.

Seeing Vasant in jail due to the fight, Dhirjlal prepares a new will, excluding his son. Vasant learns that this was all the work of his greedy uncle and he makes this accusation in the face of his father, who angrily throws Vasant out of the house.

According to the new will, Ramesh becomes the recipient of half of Dhirajlal’s wealth, but Dhirajlal intends to change this after two years time and put Vasant back in the will.

Ramesh makes a plot to stop the will’s revision and Surendra and Bagla Bhagat help Vasant to frustrate the uncle’s plans. All is well at the end.

Shobha has done the role of a side heroine- Bimla in this film. Shobha, unfortunately remains an actress about whom no information is available. On going through the HFGK, I find her name in at least 20+ films. Sometimes she is listed as Shobha Devi. Another bit of information about Shobha was that the actress Lata Sinha, who started as a child star (as Baby Lata) in Riyasat-55 and Nau Do Gyarah-57 etc. was her daughter. Lata did a good role in Bees saal baad-62. She mainly acted in action/stunt, costume and other B and C grade films only. She was also in film Bhoot Bungla-65.

Another interesting actor is Sadiq Ali, who became a regular in stunt films in the 40s, but prior to this, he was with Minerva Movietone. Sadiq Ali, was born on 6-10-1911 at Jullundhar, Punjab. His 2 cousins- Wazir Ali and Nazir Ali were famous Indian cricketers. Sadiq Ali completed his Engineering degree and worked in M.E.S. at Kanpur (Military Engg. Services). Due to strong desire to work in films and dramas, he resigned from his job after 5 years and joined Agha Hashr’s Drama company. When the company was closed, he joined The Burma Imperial film company at Rangoon. After few small roles, he came down to Bombay.

After working in some smaller companies, he joined Minerva Movietone. Starting with khan Bahadur-37, he worked in Minerva’s Pukar-39, Sikandar-41, Phir Milenge-42, Prithwiraj Sanyogita-43, Parakh-44 (only directed by Modi) and Ek din ka sultan-45, also in Sandesa-39,Black out, Duniya tumhari hai, Phir milenge, Ulti Ganga, Patharon ke saudagar,Jagbeeti,Nishana, Do Naina, Manjhdar, Mitti etc. In all he acted in 23 films. His last film was Ever Ready-46. After partition, he migrated to Pakistan.

First film in Pakistan Judai-1950, Shaheena-50, Nazar and Zeenat-51. Other film Shola (1952).

Sadiq Ali was a very successful and famous actor before partition and got the title of Prince of Minerva. He acted in many films in India, but in Pakistan, Sadiq Ali could not be successful as he was in India.

He was paralyzed in 60’s and could be seen sitting with Pan shop in Capitol Cinema lane, Karachi. He died on 12-7-1977 in Karachi. In his last days, he was seen begging on road.

Today’s song is a fun song, sung by film’s Music Director Ninu Mujumdar. The duet also has Rehmat Bai as a lady singer. Rehmat bai aka Rehmat bano was a professional singer from Lahore. Not much is known about this singer.

Ninu Mujumdar was a talented composer, but his career graph did not go up noticeably.

Ninu (Niranjan) Majumdar was born on 9-9-1915 in a Gujarati Nagar Brahmin family of Baroda (Vadodara). Ninu was a pet name that he became famous by. His real name was Niranjan, which he later used as a pen name in his Gazals. His father, Nagendra Mazumdar made silent films. He was also a Music Director and Lyricist in his times. Ninu Majumdar’s name is variously written as Mujumdar, Muzumdar, Majumdar and Mazumdar.

After the early influence of Faiyaz Khan, Mazumdar’s search took him to various routes and he studied different kinds of music before he came into his own to become one of the first Gujarati Sugam Sangeet (light music) singer. He soon graduated to composing his own music and writing songs. Apart from classical music, the earlier influence was also of Ravindra Sangeet. This was at the time when Bengali language enjoyed prestige among Gujaratis of a kind that was comparable to the status of French among the English speaking nations. He grew out of it in a few years.

The more lasting influence on his music was that of folk songs and semi-classical music of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) like the Hori, Chaiti, Barkha Biraha as well asThumri and Dadra. He learned these during his stint in U.P. where he did farming for some years and also kept in touch through association with people like Satyendra Trivedi, a connoisseur of music and the “Thumri Queen”, Siddheshwari Devi, a family friend and his wife Kaumudi’s Guru.

Ninu’s ambition, even when he started his schooling in music at Baroda, was to become a music director in films. From 1937 onwards he participated in light Gujarati musical programmes. He also produced several features for All India Radio. From 1954, Mazumdar worked with all India Radio in Mumbai for over 20 years as Light Music Producer. He would have liked to take part in Hindi programmes too but the shortage of Gujarati artists forced him to concentrate on programmes in that language.

When in charge of music for the newly launched Vividh Bharati, that had to compete with Radio Ceylon without using any film music (film music was not played on AIR for several years due to conflicts over contracts and royalties), he successfully produced programmes inviting Salil Chaudhary, Kanu Ghosh and others from Bombay Youth Choir or IPTA and using voices of Manna Dey and other well known artists. Later when the issue of royalties was settled between the film producers and AIR, Mazumdar was the first to produce the popular Jaymala Programme by interviewing eminent persons from the film industry.

A career in films was also cut out for Ninu Mazumdar, as his father, Nagendra Mazumdar, was a dramatist and film producer. Nagendra was not much of a musician but he imparted his son training in music from the very early days.

Ninu found the field restricted, in a way in films, because of the need of working at a very fast pace and with view to pleasing the majority among the public. Ninu tried to introduce a new trend in film music, that of, adding a classical touch by borrowing from the old masters like Surdas. These attempts met with considerable success in Gopinath, a picture in which Ninu had interest as a producer as well.

It was in films made in the forties that a young Ninu Mazumdar’s voice could be heard. He sang with Sardar Akhtar in “Uljhan”, with Amirbai Karnataki in “Paristan” and Meena Kapoor in “Gopinath”.

He provided music for Jail Yatra-47 and Gopinath-48, two of the earliest Raj Kapoor films. It is well documented by now that the Yashomati Maiyase Poochhe Nandlala song in RK movie Satyam Shivam Sundaram is a direct lift from Mazumdar’s Aai Gori Radhika in Gopinath.

He also composed music for several Gujarati Films like “Jeevano Jugari”, “Okha Haran”, “Sharad Poonam” etc.

He sang and penned quite a few of his songs. Amongst others who sang for him were Meena Kapoor, Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt, Suraiya, Hameedabanu, Pradeepji, C.H.Atma, Ameerbai Karnataki, Raj Kapoor, Shankar Dasgupta, S.D.Batish, Lakshmi Shankar, Talat Mehmood, Siddheshwari Devi, Rajkumar, Nalini Mulgaonkar, Dilip Dholakia, Ajeet Merchant, Shobha Gurtu, Sarla Bhide, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale, Manna Dey, Kishori Amonkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Leela Mehta, Premlata Naik, Kishori Ghia, Suman Kalyanpur, Kaumudi Munshi,etc.

Vetern composer Ninu Mazumdar passed away on March 3 2000. Some of his songs have become so popular that people often do not even remember who wrote or composed them.

He gave music to 19 Hindi films – Black out-1942,Amanat, Masterjee, School Master, Kiran, Paristan, Rangila Dost, Main kya karun, Gudiya, Jail yatra, Gopinath, Kuch naya, Aflatoon, Pul, Raj ratan, Ram Shastri, Teen Tasweeren, Bhai Saheb-54 and Punam ka chaand-67.

He sang 28 songs in 13 films and directed 1 film-Kuchh naya-48

His son Uday gave music to TV serial ” Buniyaad ” in the 80s.

With today’s song, film Black out-42 makes its debut on the Blog.


Song-Haay haay haay haay dil ko le gaya chor (Black Out)(1942) Singers- Ninu Mujumdar, Rehmat Bai, Lyricist- Wahid Qureshi, MD- Ninu Mujumdar
Both

Lyrics

Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor
Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor
ab jaun main kis oar
ab jaun main kis oar
Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor
raat ko hamne kheer pakaayi
khaa gayi usko billi
raat ko hamne kheer pakaayi
khaa gayi usko billi
billi ko jab dhoondhne nikle
billi ko jab dhoondhne nikle
jaa pahunche ham Dilli
jaa pahunche ham Dilli
Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor
Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor

Dilli mein jab khaana khaaya
jaage bhaag jawaan ke
Dilli mein jab khaana khaaya
jaage bhaag jawaan ke
saalan mein thhi mirchi itni
khul gaye dil ke taanke
saalan mein thhi mirchi itni
khul gaye dil ke taanke

Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor
Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor

Dilli ki jab sair ko nikle
mili hamen ek bandan(?)
Dilli ki jab sair ko nikle
mili hamen ek bandan (??)
aankh matkaa kar boli le do
mujhe sone ke kangan
aankh matkaa kar boli le do
mujhe sone ke kangan
Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor
Haay haay haay haay
haay haay haay haay
dil ko le gaya chor


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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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Hindi Songs in Bangla Films – 20
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‘Aarohan’ (The Ascension, 2011 – Bangla film) was directed by Pinaki Choudhuri who wrote story and screen-play for the film. Soumitra Chatterjee and Sandhya Roy who were 76 and 69 years of age respectively at the time of making of this film were in the lead roles. The other supporting cast included Shamdarshi Dutta, Rituparna Sengupta (special appearance), Siddharth Chatterjee, Tulika Basu, Ashok Mukherjee, Rajesh Sharma, Nandini Chatterjee (special appearance) etc.

This film was selected for Montreal International Film Festival (2010) even before it was released in India. Pinaki Choudhury, the film’s director, in an interview, had said that he had read in a newspaper article about Mukti Bhavan in Varanasi where people who are about to die are given shelter for one month. He visited the place and spent few days with the inmates of the Bhavan. He was fascinated by the philosophy of the inmates who believe that dying in Varanasi give them salvation thus breaking the endless cycles of birth and death. Based on his experience, he wrote the story revolving around a patriarch of the family who decides to shift to Mukti Bhavan in Varanasi expecting that he would die within a month of his stay as per the prediction based on his horoscope.

It is not an easy decision for the old man to shift to Mukti Bhavan in Varanasi. There are clashes of thoughts between him and his aged wife, between him and his grandson also his friend. All of them react differently but for the same purpose of preventing him from going to Varanasi.

The film opens with a scene in which the 75-year old Surya Shekhar Chatterjee (Soumitra Chatterjee) while trying to cross a busy road in Kilkata is about to be hit by a speeding car when a young photographer saves him in the nick of time from the accident. Surya Shekhar is grateful to the photographer and invites him to his house.

Surya Shekhar is the firm believer in the horoscope. All predictions made on the basis of his horoscope has, so far, come true. One of the future predictions of his horoscope is that there will be threat to his life at the age of 75. And that threat was about to become true if the photographer had not saved him from the accident. Now he is fully convinced about his impending death as per the prediction in his horoscope. So, he plans to shift to Mukti Bhavan in Varanasi to attain salvation upon his death.

Surya Shekhar shares his plan with his wife (Sandhya Roy). She opposes his plan by saying that she had always supported him in his decisions but she would not agree for his shifting to Mukti Bhavan. But Surya Shekhar is adamant on his decision. His wife requests one of his close friends to counsel him to abandon his plan to stay in Mukti Bhavan. His friend tries to dissuade him from his plan by saying that what he is doing is not a faith but the plain superstition in believing the predictions. The young photographer who had saved him from the accident also tries to convince him by saying that astrology is not a science and no one can predict the future. But Surya Shekhar ends the debate by saying that Varanasi is his life’s last halting station.

As a flash back, Surya Shekhar does not have a good rapport with his son as the latter ridicules him for his so much dependence on the horoscopes. Their relation goes for the worst when the son decides to marry a girl outside his caste and that too without matching the horoscopes. Son gets married and settles down in the US. The son and his family had become persona non grata in Surya Shekhar’s house. Both father and son have not spoken to and seen each other for the last 25 years though his wife and the daughter-in-law are in communication with each other.

Surya Shekhar had not talked to his son when latter had a heart attack. He held a firm view that as per his horoscope, his son would not die before his death. Surya Shekhar has not even spoken and seen the face of his young grandson born and studied in the US who has come to India on a short vacation. The young photographer who had earlier saved Surya Shekhar is none other than his grandson Arijit (Samadarshi Dutta) which is revealed to Surya Shekhar by his wife while nominating him as the heir for his fixed deposits after his death.

Surya Shekhar departs for Varanasi along with his wife. Arijit accompanies them which would also give him the glimpses of Varanasi which has its unique character as a pilgrimage centre. The first few days of their stay in Varanasi goes well during which time he comes to know from the Manager of Mukti Bhavan that some old people who had come to die here have to make a revisit a number of times as they survived on each of their one-month stay. To hasten his death, Surya Shekhar decides to forgo dinner and also reduces his intake of food. The weakness caused by low intake of food makes him almost bedridden.

One day, Surya Shekhar get a mild chest pain. Since doctors are not permitted to visit Mukti Bhavan, Arijit informs his parents about his grandfather’s deteriorating health. Both his son and daughter-in-law rush to Varanasi to see him. Despite his son firmly telling him that by foregoing food he is in fact committing suicide, Surya Shekhar is not in a mood to argue with his son as he is destined to die in the next few days.

Parallelly, events are happening in Varanasi when Arijit gets involved with a married village woman from Bihar (Rituparna Sengupta) who also stays in the Mukti Bhavan with her mother-in-law who has also checked in for salvation. Her husband is a gay but her mother-in-law curses her being ‘baanj’ (barren) almost every day. Fed-up with her every day’s tantrums, daughter-in-law challenges her by saying that one day she will prove that she is not a baanjh. Her clandestine relation with Arijit results in her becoming pregnant. When her mother-in-law comes to know about it, she dies of shock. Now, the Bihari woman has to vacate the Mukti Bhavan. She becomes homeless as she has nowhere to stay with her illegitimate pregnancy. Seeing her predicament, Arijit decides to marry her and reveals his intention as such to his parents who at that moment are with his grandfather.

Arijit’s parents are shocked to know that he is going to marry not only a married woman but also outside his caste. Both of them oppose his proposal. But Arijit is adamant. In a fit of anger, Arijit’s father tries to slap him during which time, he gets a heart attack and dies in the Mukti Bhavan. Arijit performs his last rites at Varanasi Ghat. Surya Shekhar’s wife points out to her husband that he had said that the son would not die when he is alive. She questions him as to whose salvation he had predicted from the horoscope. After listening to his wife, Surya Shekhar takes out his horoscope from his pocket and tears it. He goes with his grandson to immerse his son’s ashes in the River Ganga. Arijit goes back to US with an assurance to his grandparents that he would soon return to India.

While returning to their room in Mukti Bhavan, Surya Shekhar finds the Bihari woman sitting with her meagre belonging at the Ghat. The film ends with Surya Shekhar asking the Bihari woman to accompany them to Kolkata where he has an old house. He would construct a bigger house where all of them would stay together. And that would be his salvation and emancipation.

This is the first time I watched the Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner, Soumitra Chatterjee in a lead role of 75-year old man in which he has got full scope to show his histrionic. He is well supported by equally talented Sandhya Roy with her excellent performance. I liked the young Samdarshi Dutta in the role of US returned grandson. His dialogues are in American accented English with American mannerism. Yet his character requires him to tune with the Indian ethos. It was a bit difficult role for him, that too in front of the senior actors which he has admirably performed. Ritupurna Sengupta in a role of a Bihari village woman has done a commendable performance of a rustic village woman with her dialogues in colloquial Hindi. All in all, it is a good film to watch.

In the DVD of the film I watched, there are 3 songs of which two are in Bengali and one in Hindi. In addition, there are two short Hindustani classical renderings by Ustad Rashid Khan in the background. I am presenting Hindi song ‘dil ko chura kar chale jaana na’ sung by Shreya Ghoshal which is picturised on Rituparna Sengupta who is in her beautiful dream sequence in Bollywood style. Samadarshi Dutta is also seen in the sequence. While lyricist of the song is unidentified, it is set to music by Suparna Kanti Ghosh.

Enjoy the beautiful interlude music from esraj (a musical instrument which produces the mixed sound of sitar and sarangi) and the flute along with the song.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Dil ko chura ke chale jaana naa (Aarohan)(Bangla)(2011) Singer-Shreya Ghoshal, MD-Suparna Kanti Ghosh

Lyrics (based on video clip)

hmm hmm hmm hmm
ha aa aaa
ha aa aa haa
ha aa aa aa aaa
hmm hmm hmm hmm chale jaana na
ha aa aaa
aa aa aaa
dil ko chura ke chale jaana na
dil ko chura ke chale jaana na
main ro ro maroongi tumhaare bina
apna bana ke chale jaana na
dil ko chura ke chale jaana na

zulmi iss duniya ne aur kya kiya
badnaami aur aansoo se dil bhar diya
phir tu ne pyaar se jo apna liya aa
phir tu ne pyaar se jo apna liya
rahoon kaise tumko nihaare bina
apna bana ke chale jaana na
dil ko chura ke chale jaana naa

tere jo saath hai to mumkin nahin
magar ab to kuchh bhi hai mushkil nahin
dhoondhti hoon khwaabon ki manzil yaheen ee
dhoondhti hoon khwaabon ki manzil yaheen
mile to jee loongi tumhaare bina aa
apna bana ke chale jaana na
dil ko chura ke chale jaana na
main ro ro maroongi tumhaare bina
apna bana ke chale jaana na
dil ko chura ke chale jaana na
ho o ooooooooo
o o o o o


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“Balram Srikrishna”(1968) was directed by Chandrakant for Joy Films, Bombay. This mythological movie had Dara Singh, Shahu Modak, Premnath, Nana Palsikar, Randhawa, Azad, Ashish Kumar, Gemini Ganesh, Prithviraj, Savitri, Jaishri Gadkar, Geetanjali, Madhumati, Bela Bose, Padma Rani, Sushma, Uma Khosla, Aruna Irani, Sulochana Chatterjee, Babu Raje, Sherry, BM Vyas, Anand Joshi, Arvind Pandya, Bhale Rao, Radheshyam, Pal Sharma etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Balram Srikrishna”(1968) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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


Song-Mujhko auron se kya ab kaam (Balram Srikrishna)(1968) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

Mujhko auron se kya ab kaam
Mujhko auron se kya ab kaam re ae
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam re
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam

jiske sang rahe banmaali
uski roz hai deewaali
chanda kise chaahiye
sooraj kise chaahiye
chanda kise chaahiye
sooraj kise chaahiye
main to paa gayi jyoti ka dhaam re ae
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam re
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam

Prabhu pe
nichhaawar huyi main
Prabhu pe
saare sukh hain yahin sab ke
kaun jaaye Mathura
kaun jaaye Dwarika
kaun jaaye Mathura
kaun jaaye Dwarika
mujhko bhala mera Gokul graam re ae
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam re
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam


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“Anokha Milan”(1972) was directed by Jagannath Chatterji for Wazirani movies, Bombay. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Pronoti Bhattacharya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Bikas Roy, Dilip Roy, Padma Devi, Asha Devi, Maya Roy, renuka Roy, Sheela Pal, Vidhya Rao, Swapna Bhattacharya, Keshto Mukherjee etc in it,

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

So, only one more song is left to be covered from this movie. Here is this second and final song from “Anokha Milan”(1972). It is sung by Sabita Chaudhary. Hanif-Jackie are the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

The song is picrturised on Pronoti Bhattacharya.

With this song, all the songs of “Anokha Milan”(1972) are covered and the movie joins the list of movies that are YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Man na morey sata ye to bata (Anokha Milan)(1972) Singer-Sabita Chaudhary, Lyrics-Haneef Jackie, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

man na more sata
ye to mohe bata
piya gaye kahaan
koi jaane na ho
koi boojhe na
ho man na more sata
ye to mohe bata
piya gaye kahaan
koi jaane na ho
koi boojhe na
ho man na more sata

kar gaye jaate jaate haaye wo baaten bahaane
matwaali rut rangeeli jawaan hui aaja re
kar gaye jaate jaate haaye wo baaten bahaane
matwaali rut rangeeli jawaan hui aaja re
jawaani kaise badhe rulaaye jalaaye
koi jaane na ho
koi boojhe na
ho man na more sata
ye to mohe bata
piya gaye kahaan
koi jaane na ho
koi boojhe na
ho man na more sata

pihu pihu kare paapi
haaye re man ka papeeha
dheere dheere aaye megha
baalam hamen bhaawe na
pihu pihu kare paapi
haaye re man ka papeeha
dheere dheere aaye megha
baalam hamen bhaawe na
jiyara hulak uthhe
ab to aan milo na
koi jaane na ho
koi boojhe na
ho man na more sata
ye to mohe bata
piya gaye kahaan
koi jaane na ho
koi boojhe na
ho man na more sata aa


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“Jai Jwaala”(1972) also known as “Pooja Aur Paayal”(1972) was a movie produced under the banner of K D Films Bombay. The movie had Sujit Kumar, Sonali, Madhumati, Ram Mohan, Kammo, Chandrashekhar, B M Vyas, Shahid Bijnori, Dinesh Hingoo, Kumud Tripathi, Rukhsana, Ratna, Bhupendra Kumar, Hanifa, Tikkoo, Baby Saeeda, Nirupama, Rehman etc, with special appearances by Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Madan Puri, Lata Bose, Gopi Krishan and Johny Walker.

The movie had six songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Jai Jwaala”(1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kamalkant.

The song is picturised as a drunkard song on Sujit Kumar and a mujra dancing Madhumati.

With this song, “Jai Jwaala”(1972) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ye to mumkin hi nahin hai (Jai Jwaala)(1972) aka (Pooja Aur Paayal) (1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Kamalkant

Lyrics

ye to mumkin hi nahin hai
ki bahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
ye to mumkin hi nahin hai ki
bahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main

ye amaanat hai teri
tu jo kahe dil apna
ye amaanat hai teri
tu jo kahe dil apna
aaj kadmon pe tere
jhoom ke rakh jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
ye to mumkin hi nahin hai ki
bahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main

aaj ki raat meri jaan ye
tamanna hai meri
aaj ki raat meri jaan ye
tamanna hai meri
ban ke masti teri
aankhon se chhalak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
ye to mumkin hi nahin hai ki
bahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
ki mahak
main
ke
main
ki mahak jaaun main
ki mahak jaaun main


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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 9
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We have two movies that qualify to be covered Under the ‘Blog Ten Year challenge 2010-2020’ today (26 february 2020). One is the ‘1958’ movie ‘Chaubees Ghante’ and the other movie is from the ‘Seventies’ i.e. ‘Ahsaas-1979’.

‘Ahsaas’ was released in ‘1979’ that is when I was above eleven years old. Since the movie was released with ‘restricted viewing’ means we had no chance of watching and discussing this movie among out not yet adult friend circle.

One song from this movie was frequently played on radio and had also make its mark in the ‘Binaca Geetmala’ (it ranked eighteenth in the annual list of Binaca Geetmala of 1980). Unlike the movie, its songs were not deemed restricted for adult listening. So listened to this song a lot. This song was the main reason why I and others adolescents like me remembered the name of this movie. That song was ‘sapnon ke shahar ham banaayenge ghar’. I think that this this was the only popular song from this movie at that time.

‘Ahsaas-1979’ was directed by S.K. Suri for ‘Sippy Films Pvt Ltd, Bombay’. S.K. Suri or Surendra Suri also wrote the story and screenplay of this movie. It was produced by G.P. Sippy.

(Atul ji has mentioned in his post here that this movie from the Sippy’s came in between ‘Sholay-1975’ and ‘Shaan-1980’. But with newcomers and also with a new music team).

The cast of ‘Ahsaas’ include the new comers Dina, Parvez, Rakesh Bedi, Kiran Vairale, Sahil and Rita Rani Kaul.

This movie had special appearances of Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Simmi, Bindiya Goswami, Bindu, Simple Kapadia and Amjad Khan.

The other supporting cast include Chand Usmani, Leela Mishra, Sunder, Mohan Sheri, Asha Potdar, Arun Desai, Deepak, Raj, Sanjay Kaushik, Ashok Junior, K.S. Deshpande and Dina Nath.

M.S. Shinde was the editor of this movie (He was also the editor of ‘Sholay-1975’).

Dialogues of this movie were written by Suraj Sanim.

This movie had six songs written by Indeevar (five songs) and Ravindra Peepat (one song). Music for this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle and Shailendra Singh gave their voices to the songs of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.10.1979.

So far four songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

During the preparation of this post I also listened to other songs from this movie. I had not paid attention to them earlier though I might have heard them earlier. I discovered that the other songs are also good, particularly today’s song which appears familiar. Among other songs the first song of the movie which starts with the title is also a nice one and seems to be inspired from ‘ye dosti ham nahin todenge’ (the music is nice but may be the song didn’t get much attention since the movie didn’t go well with the audiences).

Coming back to the songs posted on the blog ten years back, three songs were discussed on that day :-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Kitne raanjhe tujhe dekhkar bairaagi ban gaye Ahsaas-1979 04 of 06 songs posted
Aur kuchh der thahar aur kuchh der na jaa Aakhri Khat-1966 All Songs posted
Hame haal e dil tumse kahna hai Chaubees Ghante-1958 05 of 08 songs posted

Let us now listen to today’s song sung by Kishore Kumar and Shailendra Singh. Lyrics are by Indeevar and music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

(Lyrics are noted as per the audio version which is a longer version with three stanzas)

Video

Audio (longer)

Song-Jo na chhote hain na bade (Ahsaas)(1979) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics ( As per the audio version)

jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade ae

jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade
jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade ae

unki mushkilon ka
ahsaas nahin ee
unke liye waqt kisi ke paas nahin
ho jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade

unki mushkilon ka
ahsaas nahin ee
unke liye waqt kisi ke paas nahin
ho jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade ae

unke liye naa to baahar ki duniya
unke liye naa to ghar ki duniya
unke liye naa to baahar ki duniya
naa is kinaare
naa us kinaare
ho naa is kinaare ae
naa us kinaare
beech dhaare par hai wo khade
jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade ae

unki mushkilon ka
ahsaas nahin ee
unke liye waqt kisi ke paas nahin
ho jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade ae

hamko sabhi har baat pe tokey
jo khud karey wo hi karne se roke ae
hamko sabhi har baat pe tokey
karey ham kisise pyaar
chheena ye bhi adhikaar
karey ham kisise pyaar
chheena ye bhi adhikaar
mele mein ham to akele khade
jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade ae

unki mushkilon ka
ahsaas nahin ee
unke liye waqt kisi ke paas nahin
ho jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade

toofaan umangon ka itnaa jyaada
duniya badalne ka apnaa iraada
toofaan umangon ka itnaa jyaada
hamaara jawaan pyaar
tod dega har deewaar
hamaara jawaan pyaar
tod dega har deewaar
bandhan mein kab tak rahenge jakde
jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade ae

unki mushkilon ka
ahsaas nahin ee
unke liye waqt kisi ke paas nahin
ho jo naa chhote hai naa bade
badi mushkil mein wo pade ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े

जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े
जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े

उनकी मुश्किलों का
अहसास नहीं ई
उनके लिए वक़्त किसी के पास नहीं
हो जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े

उनकी मुश्किलों का
अहसास नहीं ई
उनके लिए वक़्त किसी के पास नहीं
हो जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े ए

उनके लिए ना तो बाहर की दुनिया
उनके लिए ना तो घर की दुनिया
उनके लिए ना तो बाहर की दुनिया
ना इस किनारे
ना उस किनारे
हो ना इस किनारे ए
ना उस किनारे
बीच धारे पर है वो खड़े
जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े

उनकी मुश्किलों का
अहसास नहीं ई
उनके लिए वक़्त किसी के पास नहीं
हो जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े ए

हमको सभी हर बात पे टोके
जो खुद करे वो ही करने से रोके ए
हमको सभी हर बात पे टोके
करे हम किसीसे प्यार
छीना ये भी अधिकार
करे हम किसीसे प्यार
छीना ये भी अधिकार
मेले में हम तो अकेले खड़े
जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े

उनकी मुश्किलों का
अहसास नहीं ई
उनके लिए वक़्त किसी के पास नहीं
हो जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े

तूफ़ान उमंगों का इतना ज्यादा
दुनिया बदलने का अपना इरादा
तूफ़ान उमंगों का इतना ज्यादा
हमारा जवान प्यार
तोड़ देगा हर दीवार

हमारा जवान प्यार
तोड़ देगा हर दीवार
बंधन में कब तक रहेंगे जकड़े
जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े ए

उनकी मुश्किलों का
अहसास नहीं ई
उनके लिए वक़्त किसी के पास नहीं
हो जो ना छोटे है ना बड़े
बड़ी मुश्किल में वो पड़े ए


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4240 Post No. : 15455 Movie Count :

4257

Hindi Songs from Bangla Films : 19
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‘Jogajog’ (Relationship, 2015) was a Bangla film which was based on a novel of the same name written by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and published in 1929. The film was directed by Shekhar Das. The main cast included Bhartya Basu, Suvalagna Mukherjee, Ananya Chatterjee, Arjun Chakraborty, Shaheb Chatterjee, Locket Chatterjee etc. By the way, Bhartya Basu, the lead actor in the film was the MLA and the Minister of Tourism of the Government of West Bengal when the film’s shooting started. It was a debut film for the lead actress, Suvalogna Mukherjee.

Unfortunately, the film is not available on video sharing platforms. So, I had to depend upon the English edition of Tagore’s novel which is available online as well as review of the film on the Times of India. Having gone through both the sources, I get an impression that the film’s director, Shekhar Das has, by and large, adhered to the story of the novel including the names of the characters. The novel itself is a commentary on the declining influence of aristocracy of landlords in Bengal Presidency from early 20th Century and the emergence of neo-rich business class and their clash of culture and values. It is a feminist novel but at the end, it is the defeat for the female protagonist in the novel.

The gist of the story of the film is as under:

The story revolves around the hostility of two families – the Chatterjees and the Ghoshals. The Chatterjees are landlords whose fortunes have declined while that of Ghoshals have improved considerably thanks to their flourishing business. Bipradas Chatterjee (Arjun Chakraborty), current head of Chatterjee family is indebted to Madhusudan Ghoshal (Bratya Basu), the middle-aged head of Ghoshal family. To resolve the debt issue, Madhusudhan offers Bipradas to marry his younger sister, Kumudini (Suvalogna Mukherjee), a strong-willed, religious minded and cultured girl. She agrees to get married to Madhusudan who is twice her age to save her elder brother from the clutches of indebtedness to Ghoshals.

From the day Kumudini comes to Madhusudhan’s house after her marriage, she is assigned a subsidiary status in an already dysfunctional Ghoshal family in which there is a hen-pecked younger brother, a sister-in-law, Shyamasundari (Ananya Chatterjee) who has become widow at a young age. Kumuduni carries out her work in the household which is expected of a married woman. As she has been brought up in a cultured family where women have been treated equal with their men folks, Kumudini finds Ghoshal house exactly opposite of her cultural upbringing. Here she is treated as a sub-servient to Madhusudan as well as an object of his sexual desires. His vulgar display of wealth and the rustic way of conversations with her puts her off to such an extent that she develops aversion towards her husband. Added to her woos is Madhusudan’s illicit relationship with his sister-in-law, Shyamasundari. With these background , she takes recourse to spirituality. She identifies herself with Meerabai and find solace in singing Meera bhajans.

Over a period of time, Kumudini is subjected to emotional trauma and the marital rape. Not able to cope up with her emotional trauma any more, Kumudini comes back to her elder brother’s house. He gives her assurance that she is not a burden on him. On the contrary, it is her right to be in his house. However, when Kumudini’s pregnancy is revealed, her elder brother does not agree with Kumudini to get her liberation from the marriage as she is carrying Madhusudhan’s child. He justifies his stand by saying that it is not right to deprive the child from the father’s home. Kumudini is sent back to the Ghoshal household.

In a way, it is a defeatist end in the novel to Kumudini. Probably, Tagore went with the stark reality of that time. Since director, Shekhar Das had made this film in the 21st century, the film’s end comes with some minor changes so as not to make the film with a defeatist end for Kumudini. I have seen the end part of a pirated version of the film on a video sharing platform in which Madhusudhan visits Chatterjee’s house and meets Kumudini privately. He tenders his apology to Kumudini for his wrongdoings and request her to come back home.

‘Jogajog’ (2015) has two Meera bhajans of which I am presenting one of the most popular and famous bhajans ‘mere to Giridhar Gopal doosro na koi’. The bhajan is rendered by Shreya Ghosal whom I consider as ‘Lata Mangeshkar of 21st century insofar as per playback singing is concerned. I have watched her growing from the winner of ZEE TV’s ‘sa re ga ma’(children) programme sometime in the 90s and her first playback singing for Hindi film ‘Devdas’ (2002) and thereafter. I still remember the confidence and the pose with which she rendered a song in front of stalwarts like Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Girija Devi, Anil Biswas etc on the dais and many more stalwarts in the audience.

The song is picturised on Suvalogna Mukherjee and Bratya Basu is an impatient listener. The bhajan is set to music by Pandit Debojyoti Bose who is a Sarod player and a disciple of Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He is more into concerts than the music director.

I checked and found out that this Meera bhajan has been a part of more than a dozen Hindi films from 1932 onward. The singers varied from Zubieda, Sitara Kanpuri, M S Subbulaxmi, Mangeshkar sisters (Lata, Asha, Usha) to Vaani Jayraman. This is not an exhaustive list. There may be more singers in non-film segment.

I find Shreya’s Ghoshal’s version of this popular Meera bhajan equally pleasing to listen.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Mere to Giridhar Gopal doosro na koye (Jogajog)(Bangla)(2015) Singer-Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics-Meera Bai, MD-Pandit Debojyoti Bose

Lyrics

mere to Giridhar Gopal doosro na koi
mere to Giridhar Gopal doosro na koi
jaake sir mor mukut mero pati soi
mere to Giridhar Gopal

taat maat bharta bandhu apna nahi koi
chhaadi do kul ki kaani
chhaadi do kul ki kaani kaa kariye koi
mere to Giridhar Gopal

aayi main bhakti ka jo jagat dekhat mohi
daasi Meera Giridhar prabhu
daa..aasi Meera Giridhar prabhu taaro ab mohi
mere to Giridhar Gopal doosro na koi
mere to Giridhar Gopal doosro na koi
jaake sir mor mukut mero pati soi
mere to Giridhar Gopal


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Blog Day : 4240 Post No. : 15454

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 8
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I am fond of saying that this blog was quite prolific in the past and presently we are crawling as a slow rate in comparison. But that was not the case throughout. There was a phase in the blog in the past when the posts in this blog has almost dried up. That was from december 2009 till february 2010. There were as many as 34 DOT days in the blog out of 90 days during these three months. Only 112 posts were published in the blog during these three months. Thus the blog those days was not even a song a day blog. It had even become no song in a day blog on 33 % days.

The reason was that I had found myself transferred from my earlier place of posting viz Jabalpur in the month of December 2009. It was an inter zonal transfer in Railways parlance. I was transferred from WCR zone to SECR Zone, whose HQ was at BIlaspur, Chhattisgarh. I reported at Bilaspur in the first week of december 2009. I stayed there for a few days before it was decided that I would be posted at Nagpur.

It took me a while before I got a quarter allotted to me at Nagpur in February 2010. I then went to Jabalpur, vacated my quarter there and brought the luggage to Nagpur. It was first week of March 2010 before I could get settled in Nagpur.

During these three months from December 2009 to February 2010, it was difficult to find time for blogging. Still, I thried to keep the blog going. The laptop that I had was my constant companion and I had a dongle for internet connectivity, but posting on a regular basis when I was literally living out of suitcase was a tough challenge.

All these dot days means that there are not too many occasions today (ten year later) when we can find songs for ten year challenge. There are days that were DOT days, so there is no question of being able to discuss a ten year challenge song those days. On the few days when some songs were discussed, many of these songs have already been YIPPEED by now.

Take the example of blog activity on this day ten years back (viz on 26 february 2010). Three songs were posted on the blog on that day :-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Kitne raanjhe tujhe dekhkar bairaagi ban gaye Ahsaas-1979 04 of 06 songs posted
Aur kuchh der thahar aur kuchh der na jaa Aakhri Khat-1966 All Songs posted
Hame haal e dil tumse kahna hai Chaubees Ghante-1958 05 of 08 songs posted

“Chaubees Ghante”(1958) had made its debut on that day ten years ago. The writeup of this article was quite brief and sketchy, and contained little details about the movie. It shows that I did not have time to do research on this song. Moreover, ten years ago I was far less knowledgeable about HFM than today. I did not even have access to HFGK those days.

Now I know that this movie was directed by Dwarka Khosla for Zar Productions, Bombay. The movie had Premnath, Shakila, Maruti, Shammi, Nishi, Samson, Rajan Kapoor, K N Singh etc in it.

Ten years later, this movie had debuted in the blog when I was trying to find my feet at Nagpur, Maharashtra. Today (26 February 2010), exactly ten years later, I find myself at Gorakhpur, UP (via Bilaspur, Chattisgarh and Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP). By now five songs from the movie have been covered. Three songs were covered when I was at Nagpur. One song each was covered at Bilaspur and Izatnagar respectively.

Here is the sixth song from “Chaubees Ghante”(1958) appearing in the blog when I am based at Gorakhpur, UP. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bipin Baabul.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Aaj ka salaam lo kal ka waada pakka(Chaubees Ghante)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Bipin Baabul

Lyrics 9Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Hans ke mera naam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Doodloo loo oo
Didlee lee ee ee
Doodloo loo oo oo oo
Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka aa

Haseenon ki nighaah se
Dil rakho sambhaal ke
Haseenon ki nighaah se
Dil rakho sambhaal ke
Udaa na le tumhaara dil
Nigaah e naaz daal ke ae
Pyaar ka payaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Doodloo loo oo oo
Didlee lee ee ee
Doodloo loo oo oo

Khushi ke ek jaam mein
Dubo de zindagi ke gham
Khushi ke ek jaam mein
Dubo de zindagi ke gham
Ke dukh bahot hai zindagi mein
Sukh magar bahot hai kam
Sabr se jo naam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Doodloo loo oo oo
Didlee lee ee ee ee
Doodloo loo oo oo

Sambhal sambhal ke chal zaraa
Kadam kadam pe jaal hai
Sambhal sambhal ke chal zaraa
Kadam kadam pe jaal hai
Samajh ke paansa phenk le
Ye zindagi ki chaal hai
Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
hans ke mera naam lo
kal ka waada pakka
kal ka waada pakka
kal ka waada pakka
Doodloo loo oo oo oo
Didlee lee ee ee ee
Doodloo loo oo oo oo

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
हंस के मेरा नाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ
डीडली ली ई ई ई
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ

आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का आ

हसीनों कि निगाह से
दिल रखो संभाल के
हसीनों कि निगाह से
दिल रखो संभाल के
उड़ा न ले तुम्हारा दिल
निगाह ए नाज़ डाल के ए
प्यार का पयाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ
डीडली ली ई ई ई
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ

ख़ुशी के एक जाम में
डुबो दे ज़िन्दगी के ग़म
ख़ुशी के एक जाम में
डुबो दे ज़िन्दगी के ग़म
के दुःख बहोत है ज़िन्दगी में
सुख मगर बहोत है कम
सब्र से जो नाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ
डीडली ली ई ई ई
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ

संभल संभल के चल ज़रा
कदम कदम पे जाल है
संभल संभल के चल ज़रा
कदम कदम पे जाल है
समझ के पासा फ़ेंक ले
ये ज़िन्दगी की चाल है
दिल अभी इनाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ
डीडली ली ई ई ई
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusaist 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 : 4240 Post No. : 15453

Today’s song is from the early era of Talkie films. The film is Desh Deepak-1935. The film was made by Wadia Movietone – the pioneers and Flag bearers of Stunt and Costume films. The film was directed by J B H Wadia, the elder brother of the owners. The screenplay, story and Lyrics were by Joseph David and the music was given by Master Mohammed. The cast included Master Mohammed, Shareefa, Iqbal, Sayani Atish, Sardar Mansoor, Husn Bano, Nadia, Boman Shroff, John Cavas, Jaidev(composer), Jijibhai and many more.

When the Talkie films started, the audience was awestruck and went to the theatres to see and enjoy, whatever the producers served them on the screen. Initially, the films were mostly Mythological and Costume dramas, but in due course, the film makers realised that making a stunt film was much more profitable than a Costume drama. Stunt films could be made in Rs. 30-50 thousand, whereas for other films, the investment was more. Further religious films catered to only a particular religion, i.e. Muslim and Christian audience would not see a Mythological film and Hindu and Christians will not see a Muslim religious film. But stunt films were for all and sundry. There was no restriction.

Due to all this, the pioneers of stunt/action films decided to concentrate on this Genre only. Wadia Movietone was the leading film maker of these C grade films. Other companies who made such films were, Imperial, Ranjit, Sharda, krishna, Saraswati, Saroj, Sagar, Bharat Royal, Ajanta, Madan etc. in 1933 Wadias entered with force in this market, and followed by others, in just 3 years i.e. from 1933 to 1935, a total of 138 films of Stunt/Action, Costume, Arabian Night stories and magic based Imaginary films ( all C grade) were made. Significantly, out of these 138 films, as many as 42 films were Stunt and Action films. This was mainly because of Wadia Movietone. They introduced Fearless Nadia in Hunterwali-35 and virtually ignited the flame of Stunt/Action films from 1935 to 1950. Thus the decade of 40s could be called “Stunt Film Decade” with 210 such films from 1941 to 1950.

Wadia Movietone was a noted Indian film production company and studio, based in Mumbai, established in 1933 by Wadia brothers J. B. H. Wadia and Homi Wadia. It was most known for stunt, fantasy and mythological films, including Hunterwali (1935).

Wadia brothers belonged to a Parsi family, and their ancestors came from the ship building Wadia family (Wadia Group), originally from Surat, which also built the British wartime ship HMS Trincomalee (1817). Their ancestors moved to Bombay in the 18th century. It was co-established in 1933, by producer and screenwriter J. B. H. Wadia, his younger brother director Homi Wadia, film distributor Manchersha B. Billimoria, and brothers Burjor and Nadirsha Tata.
However, the Tata brothers left the partnership within three years. The company then continued production of film, documentaries and newsreels from its studios near Lowjee Castle, Mumbai, the Wadia family mansion, owned by their great-grandfather Lovji Nusserwanjee Wadia, a noted shipbuilder, who founded the Wadia Group in 1736. The company even had its logo as a ship, honouring their family legacy. They company made Hunterwali (1935) starring Fearless Nadia, Boman Shroff and John Cawas, which became a surprise hit and its first big success. Thereafter, they made several films based on the Arabian Nights.

However, by the end the 1930s, the genre of stunt, fantasy and mythology films which dominated the early films, was beginning to fail and the company ran into heavy losses, after they invested into ambitious projects which flopped. The last film made by the company was Raj Nartaki (1941) under the direction of Madhu Bose. Thereafter, the studio premises were up for sale; V. Shantaram bought the studio in 1942 and established Rajkamal Kalamandir on the premises. Homi Wadia, who worked as a director the company, went on to establish Basant Pictures in the same year, though initially as a film production house. Subsequently, he established a film studio under the same banner in 1947, which functioned till 1981.

Riyad Vinci Wadia, grandson of J.B.H. Wadia inherited the studio in 1990. He is most known for his film, Bomgay (1996) and a documentary on Nadia, Fearless: The Hunterwali Story. He died in 2003.

In the early phase of Cinema, till about the end of 40s, the Studio system was in vogue. Initially, all studios employed their own staff and the films were sold on the name of the studios, e.g. Prabhat, Wadias, Ranjit, Sagar, New Theatres etc etc. Over the years slowly the ‘ Free Lance ‘ system set in and major stars operated independently. All studios tried to have the best, among their staff. Successful artistes had great demands. Even the story writers and screenplay writers were important. one such person was Joseph David (Penkar), from Imperial film co., who ,later on , joined Wadias. He was a Jew. The contribution of Jew Community to Hindi cinema in different fields like, acting, Direction, Cinematography, etc was noteworthy from the beginning of Talkie films.

Among the earliest script writers for the silent films was a Bene Israel Jew, Joseph David Penkar- (जोसेफ डेव्हिड पेणकर) (1872-1942), a theatre manager of the third decade of the twentieth century, who was also the author of plays in Marathi and Urdu. Today, three of his plays – Queen Esther, The Maccabeen Warriors and Prince Ansalom – are archived in Israel.
He wrote the story, screenplay and some of the music of Alam Ara (1931), the first full length talkie of Indian cinema. Alam Ara betrays the influences of Hebrew, Hindi and English stories. In one scene, the wicked queen imprisons a young man who fails to respond to her advances, like the Biblical story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife. And the sub-plot of a lover couple separated, reminds of Rama and Sita from the great Hindu epic Ramayana, with perhaps a touch of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Joseph David was born in the Marathi speaking Penkar (पेणकर ) clan of Bene Israel Jews in the Dongri-Umarkhadi area of Bombay in 1872.
Although David did not receive much of schooling, he acquired fluency in Hebrew, English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and many other Indian languages. Driven by his passion for English plays, David joined the Parsi Theatrical Company as a stagehand. He was given small improvisational parts as an actor. But, with his talent for music composition and way with words, he soon found himself working as a playwright.

He made a breakthrough when he wrote the screenplay for India’s first talkie, Alam Ara, which was released on 14th March 1931. The film was a huge success. Tickets were sold for twenty times the admission rate as crowds thronged to see the first talkie venture of Indian cinema. After Alam Ara, he joined its production house, the Imperial Film Company, as a playwright and also got involved with film-producing, directing and music composing. Other screenplays followed: Sati Sone (1932); Lal-e-Yaman (1933), to which he also composed the scores; and Desh Deepak (1935). Joseph David died in 1942.

He gave music to 3 films,composing 40 songs…Laal E Yaman-33, Vaman Avtar-34 and Bagh E Misr-34. He also wrote 110 songs in 11 films, from Mahabharat-33 to Pahadi Kanya-36.

Film Desh Deepak-35 had music by Master Mohammed- who also acted in this film. Master Mohammed started his career as an actor and composer in Krishnatone’s ” Harishchandra”-1931-one of the earliest Talkie film in the first year itself. He composed 20 songs in ” Seeta swayamvar”-1933. Same year he acted and composed music to India’s First Talkie Fantasy film “Lal E Yaman”-33. He used to sing songs in his films. He was MD of many films of Fearless Nadia, from her First big film ” Hunterwali ” -1935 to ” Sher E Baghdad”-46. He gave music to 24 films, composing 217 songs and sang 41 songs in 18 films. He also acted in 23 films.

His specialty was patriotic songs in his films. Some of his famous songs were, Hum watan ke-jai Bharat-36 and Zanda uncha rahe hamara-Lutaru Lalna-38. Another song from his film, ‘Jagat ka sapna” was based on Hindu-Muslim Unity. In his every film, there used to be a patriotic song.

His last film as an actor was ” Flying Prince “-1946.
His last film as a composer was Sati Seeta-46.

I have not seen this film, but I got its story, with thanks, from a Blog, exclusive for such film discussions – http://www.pedrotheapebomb.wordpress.com. One special point about this film. This film has the famous composer Jaidev, acting in it as a child artiste. Jaidev had run away from home to Bombay and did few films before returning to home, according to his biography.

The story is…

A kingdom loses its king and there is a mad scramble to take power which would otherwise go to the child prince (Master Jaidev), who is now in hiding. Meanwhile a young woman (Sharifa) is selected to run the country.

To keep the woman in power, her elder sister (Iqbal) joins forces with the General (Sayani Atish) who, unbeknownst to anyone, desires the kingdom for himself. But the woman’s husband (Sardar Mansoor), a patriot, will not divulge the whereabouts of the prince, who is safely hidden away with a high priest (Master Mohammad) and his family, so the general puts him in jail.

The General’s daughter, a pacifist, wins over one of her father’s officers (S.L. Puri) in hopes that he will help avert an all out war, but the General, feeling betrayed, demands his execution. The daughter then meets two entertainers (Nadia and Parsi Charlie) and they try to release the patriot and two other rebels (Boman Shroff and John Cawas), who are imprisoned with him, and together they hope to stop the execution of the young officer.

When she comes to realize the General’s true plans, the elder sister turns against him and goes back to help her husband…but then, the younger sister and her army set out to crush the rebellion once and for all.

One song from this film is already posted here. So, this is the second song, sung by Husn Bano and S L Puri.


Song-Naseeba mera chamka jo sabak loon tumse (Desh Deepak)(1935) Singers-Husn Bano, S L Puri, Lyrics-Joseph David, MD-Master Mohammad
Both

Lyrics

sipahsaalar Feroz

Kya

insaan ka khoon bahaana
ye sab aapka ka kaam hai
?? jo maalik tumhaare haathon
khuda ke bandon ka khoon bahaate hain
wo sirf apna matlab nikaalte hain
sipahsaalaar
watan kaum aur mazhab ke liye
jung karna jitna achcha hai
usse behtar insaani hamdardi mein koshish karna behtar hai

shahzaadi saahibaa
to aaj se mujhe apna shaagird banaa lo

naseeba mera chamka
jo sabak loon tumse jaana ka
mujhe tum hi se haasil ho
tajarbaa aah re duniya ka
mujhe tum hi se haasil ho
tajarbaa aah re duniya ka

yahi laajim hai insaan ko
yahi laajim hai insaan ko
bane hamdard insaan ka
bada ye ??
bane hamdard insaan ka

museebat dil ko ??
aisa aaj na hona
koi maatamzada mile jaaye
jinse ??baan hona
koi aur raah gum kar de
aisa rehnuma hona
?? har ??khuda marha??
?? hona
har baar ?? marha??
kis tarah hona

yahi laajim hai insaan ko
yahi laajim hai insaan ko
bane hamraaz insaan ka
badhaaye ?? aisa ko
bane ?? ka
badhaaye ?? aisa wo
bane hamsa ?? ka


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