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Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

Posted on: August 24, 2020


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4420 Post No. : 15828

Today’s song is from the film Ek tha Ladka-1951. As per my plan, I am selecting randomly songs from the 50’s decade films, to discuss here.

Har Mandir Singh ‘Hamraz’ji has published a Film Index, listing films from Silent and Talkie films, since 1913 to 2012. Sometimes, I spend my free time to note down oddities, found in the film titles. Today, I went through it, to know more about film titles, starting with the word “Ek”. To my surprise, there are as many as 206 films whose titles start with “EK “. 32 films start with “Ek aur..”, 7 films with ‘Ek tha” and 3 films with ” Ek thi “. Title of today’s film ‘Ek tha Ladka’ sounds like the counterpart of the film ‘Ek thi Ladki’ !

The film was made by Chitra Mahal, produced and directed by Roop Sanware. From a search with available data, there seems to be only this released film on his name as Director. There were 2 Music Directors,namely Murari Sharma, who composed 6 songs and Rajhans Kataria, who composed 3 songs. One song is not credited to anyone. There were a total of 10 songs. 4 songs are already discussed and today’s song is fifth song, composed by Rajhans Kataria.

I am sure you must have heard the names of Music Directors Fakir Muhammed, Shambhoo, Dattaraj, Brij Bhushan, Raj Ratan, Ronodev Mukherjee, Kamalkant, Vishnu Khanna, Ajay, Baboo Singh or Vijay Honavar ? Your blank face says, you have never heard their names.

I am not asking you names of Music Directors from the 1930s or 1940s. All these were composers in the 1960s. If I ask you about Satyam, Jagdish or Ratandeep-Hemraj, what will you say ?

These were Music Directors in the 1970s. They composed music for 5 to 15 films each in the 70s.

Can one tell how many composers gave music in Hindi films from 1931 to till today ? It is extremely difficult to make a list of Music Directors. This is because there were many who gave music in just one or two movies. In many cases even the names of the composers are not known. If this is the case of the name itself, getting their Biographies is a distant dream !

Right from 1931 till today, according to Harish Raghuwanshi ji, 3000 Music Directors operated in Hindi film industry. muVyz counted 2088 and it was still counting.Most of these were those who gave music to just one film and disappeared. Still- they all contributed to the HFM legacy. Hardly any serious effort seems to have been made to collect information about at least those who gave music to 5 or more films.

To my knowledge,there are two good books on Music Directors-
1. Dhunon ki Yatra-Pankaj Raag and
2. Film Sangeetkar-Suvarnayugwale- Prof. Yogesh Yadav

There could be some more such books, which I do not know.

The Pankaj Raag book is a solid 800 pages book costing around 1500/- approx. now. This book gives detailed information on 117 Music Directors and Some information on another 137 Music Directors from 1931 to 2000. The book also mentions names and films of another 200 or so composers who did just 1 or 2 films. That makes a total of 454 composers. Prof. Yadav’s book lists short information about 151 composers. Thus we have about 600 composers with some information to talk about. Still, a large number remains without any data.

From time to time, some relative of a forgotten Music Director springs up and gives some information. Sometime back, the daughter of composer/singer K.S.Ragi appeared on Facebook and gave some valuable information on her father. Likewise the son and daughter of composer V.K.Naidu commented on this Blog to give information. Similarly the daughter of Ghantasala came on Facebook and gave some information on Ghantasala’s Hindi work. Same way the nephew of C. Arjun commented on ‘songs of yore’ and clarified some matters.

But this is by Luck. Otherwise many composers are buried under obscurity and anonymity. How many of us have heard the name of Composer Rajhans Kataria ? There was a film “Gandhi Mandir” produced sometime in the last days of the 1940s (probably 1949). It was made by Meera Pictures, produced by Y.D.Shaikh, directed by Roop Sanware and its cast was Nirupa Roy, Pran, Uday Kumar, Ramsingh etc (according to an advertisement copy sent to me by shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji). The music director of this movie was Rajhans Kataria. The name of the film was changed to Afsana(aka Kalakar). This film features in HFGK as an unreleased film. It was not even Censored. However 12 songs were issued on Records by the name “Gandhi mandir” only.

Rajhans Kataria gave music to 2 more films. “Ek tha Ladka”-51 and “Chhoti Duniya”-53. Then he simply vanished. No information whatsoever is available anywhere on him. Similarly the other Music Director- Murari Sharma also gave music to two films only – Nai Zindagi-51 and Ek tha Ladka-51.

The cast of the film was Geeta Bali, Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Nizami, Niloufer, Umesh Sharma, S K Prem, Uma Dutt and many others. From this cast, S K Prem possibly started his career as a Lyricist. His name is mentioned for film Dhruv Kumar-38. Then he became an actor and from 1946 to 1975, he acted in 36 films. Another name of interest is that of Geeta Nizami, a Heroine in the 40’s decade. This was her last film in India, after which she migrated to Pakistan.

The real name of Geeta Nizami was Rashida Begum. She was born in Lahore on 24-6-1926. At the age of 14 only, she was married to Barkat Nizami – uncle of actress Mumtaz Shanti. This person had a knack of discovering talents for films. First he discovered Mumtaz Shanti. He was a businessman to the core. Though Mumtaz Shanti was his niece, he had a contract with her for films. According to that 50% share of her income was to be given to Barkat and 25% to Barkat’s son from his first marriage. The balance was given to Mumtaz Shanti.

However, after her marriage to Wali Saheb, he stopped getting this money. So, he married Geeta and continued the same contract. He used to call it more of a business deal than a marriage. Geeta made her Debut in Shalimar Film’s film Mann ka meet-1944. In her first film Mann ki jeet-44, she acted and had a song and dance. The song was ” More jubna ka dekho ubhar ” sung by Zohrabai,written by Josh Malihabadi and composed by S.K.Pal. The dance Geeta did on this song was very sexy. She was shown emerging from a blooming Lotus and at that time she did such provocative actions that soon the song became the talk of the town. The then Bombay Government,led by Morarji Desai, promptly banned the song, but in the rest of India the song became very popular.

Her second appearance was in Navyug Chitrapat’s propaganda film, ” Panna”-44. She did excellent acting and surprised everyone. In recognition of her brilliant performance, she is perhaps the only artiste of the Hindi films to have been rewarded Rs. 9000 from Government of India.

Famous author Manto says in his book, ‘Dastavej ‘ Vol 5, that after this film, Geeta Nizami left Barkat Nizami, refusing to give him any share of her earnings. He went to the court and his case lingered, meanwhile he migrated to Pakistan also. Geeta Nizami then married several times and was known for that.

Geeta Nizami could not continue as a Heroine in films. She was lead actress in only 7 films. The reason why she did not get more roles as a Heroine was found in a book by a well known author. According to this author, Geeta took a bath only once a week, smelt horrible and her head was full of Lice. No actor was ready to do a close up scene with her. ( I remember another actress of the early 60s- Kalpana, with same reputation. Shammi Kapoor was on record saying that Kalpana smelt very foul as she probably took bath only once a month. He had refused to work again with her in any film, after Professor-62. Even Kalpana’s career was short lived.)

Geeta did just 13 films in India. She acted in Mann ji jeet-44, Panna-44, Gaon ki Gori-45, Sassi Punnu-46, Room No. 9-46, Paro-47, Moti-47, Rehnuma-48, Gajre-48, Karwat-49, Beqasoor-50, Hulchal-51 and finally Ek tha Ladka-51.

Her last film was ‘Ek Tha Ladka’ (1951). After this she migrated to Pakistan. In Pakistan she formed a dance troupe and did shows in various cities of Pakistan. She died on 28-4-2008.

There is no information available from any source, about the film’s story, release date etc. There are hundreds of such films about which we have no information at all.Today’s song is sung by Geeta Roy. The uploader Parag Sankla has said on You Tube that ” this extremely rare song has been recorded from SLBC (Radio Ceylon) by shri Narsing Agnish “. This song is written by Rajesh kumar- a one time Lyricist. The song is very good.


Song-Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale (Ek Thha Ladka)(1951) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyricist- Rajesh Kumar, MD- Rajhans Kataria

Lyrics

Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

yaad karoongi din raat tumhen
main din raat tumhen
bhool na jaana tum
jaa ke hamen jee door
jaa ke hamen
aur chaaahte ho
tujhe apne
tujhe apne
pati ka pyaar mile ae
pyaar mile ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

chanda ki chaandni mein
do mil rahe hain dil
do mil rahe hain dil
murjhaaye huye armaan
jaayenge aaj khil
jaayenge aaj khil
ae chaand
kasam meri
kasam meri
jo jaldi se tum dhale ae
jaldi se tum dhale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

duniya mein sab se ooncha
tera naseeb hai
tera naseeb hai
duniya ki har khushi
tujhko naseeb hai
tujhko naseeb hai
aji deepak
teri khushiyon
teri khushiyon ka
toofaanon mein jale
toofaanon mein jale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

7 Responses to "Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale"

Your tinkering with the oddities throws up some very interesting contents from the vast ocean of Hindi film – which is our gain. Thanks for the article.

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Thank you.

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Arun Ji, interesting post. For one, that there have been about 3000 MD’s since 1931 is an eye opener.
Another point made me aghast that some lead actresses ( 2 of them mentioned) were negligent of body hygiene, especially when good grooming is a necessity to stay relevant in the field.!! (for that matter, it is so even for all of us)

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Satish ji,
Thanks for your comments.
In a business where close contacts are possible, taking care of good hygiene is a must. But sometimes this is not given so much importance and it causes disaster.
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3000 Music Directors????!!!!! That is a huge information. And we know of only the people with monumental numbers against their name.
“The Pankaj Raag book is a solid 800 pages book costing around 1500/- approx. now. This book gives detailed information on 117 Music Directors and Some information on another 137 Music Directors from 1931 to 2000. The book also mentions names and films of another 200 or so composers who did just 1 or 2 films. That makes a total of 454 composers. Prof. Yadav’s book lists short information about 151 composers. Thus we have about 600 composers with some information to talk about. Still, a large number remains without any data.”:— this indeed is great work. Compiling information about music composers. Hope there is no overlapping of composers between the two books

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Peevesie’s Mom ji,
There is bound to be overlapping of composers in most cases, but still the contents differ luckily. Pankaj Raag book is replete with numbers and names of unknown composers, but there is no other information than their filmography.
Number 3000 is too much for me too. Does anyone (except Atul ji and now me) know how many Composers are listed in the Statistical list, in this Blog ?
I will save your efforts and tell you that there are as many as 554 names of composers- whose songs are discussed herein, so far !
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Sir,

This figure of 3000 composers is truly astonishing. Ghantasala at least is represented in the blog with 4 songs from “Pataal Bhairvi” 1952.

There is question in my mind about Rafi sahab, if he ever composed anything and is he credited with composition, ever. I keep finding some links or videos claiming such things, but they are unconfirmed. But the question remains.

Regards.

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