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Dil ki duniya mein aake na jaana…yaa rabba peri peri

Posted on: September 18, 2020

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Today’s song is from the film Chingari-1955. There were 4 films made with the same title – in 1940, 1955, 1988 and 2006. There was a dubbed film with a title ” Chingari Jawani” in 2003. I am still trying to understand its meaning !

During the second world war period many commodities like Petrol, Kerosene,foods as well as Raw film for making films went into shortage. Most essential items were controlled by the British government. The supply of raw film especially affected the film industry. Depending on the past history of making films by the film makers,” Quota “s were fixed at Government rates. Also, the govt. started a scheme of ” war effort promotion films”. Those films which promoted British efforts for the war in some way or the other, used to get extra Raw film supply at control rates. Many producers took advantage of this scheme and films like ” Panna”-44 and ” Badi Maa”-45 etc were made as ” War effort Promotion films” and got more Raw films.

When there is a shortage of anything, its Black Marketing is rampant. In India too, black market of Raw film, Petrol, sugar, even Rice and wheat prospered making the black marketeers prosperous. Some of the Black money flowed into film production as Finance. The result was, the films lost their purpose and quality as new financiers provided production money and interfered in selection of actors, MDs etc. During the period 1940 to almost early 50’s, these financers with black money made films at their will. Not all financers interfered. Actually most of them wanted to double their money investments. Some rich financers tried their hand at directing the films, without much experience. It was in this period that the Distributors started deciding film stories, singers, actors,directors etc, as they provided advance money for film production.

Why I am writing about all this is, during my years of writing on old films, I have come across strange names as film producers and directors. They appeared once and then disappeared for ever.Obviously they were the ‘ Curious Cats’ who wished to be a part of the films which they financed. Today’s film ‘ Chingari-55’ also is one of this category. This film was produced and directed by one S.Srivastava – a name I never came across earlier or after this film ! This film was planned somewhere in 1952-53, because all its songs were recorded in Jan-Feb 1953. That time this film was titled ” Paraya Ghar”. However, the film was delayed by a couple of years and with a new title ” Chingari” it was censored on 22-3-1955. It was released on 8-4-1955 at the Central Cinema and the film ran for just 3 weeks there.

The music of this film was by ” Manohar”. This name has caused ‘ Same name Confusion’. Manoharlal Khanna(father of Usha Khanna,MD) was also a Music director – though for only one film-Pamposh-54 and another was Manohar Sonik or Master Sonik (one of the Sonik-Omi composer duo). For many years these names got mixed up and no one knew who was who. The composer MANOHAR ARORA was a Punjabi music director who came from Sialkot to try his luck in Bombay. His first film was ‘Raees’-1948. Then came Josh-50, Rangeele Musafir-50,Bhoole Bhatke-52, Jingo-52, Usha kiran-52. His best remembered film was Chingari-55. Then came passing show-56, Mister Q-58, Dr. Z-59, Choron ki Baarat-60 and last film was Do dushman-67.

His name is mostly written as ” Manohar” only. This created a misunderstanding that he was Manoharlal Sonik,which is NOT correct.

The cast of the film was Nalini Jayawant, Shekhar, Pran, Leela Mishra, Sunalini Devi etc etc. Though I have seen many films of Nalini Jayawant, I remember her role only in “Hum sab chor hain”-56, which was loosely based on a similar story of film ‘ Ek thi Ladki’-49, with some changes like twin sisters lost in childhood (in Kumbh Mela ?). Nalini Jayawant’s life story is a lesson for those who make immature decisions-only to regret later. Fortunately, she came out of her blunder of marrying Virendra Desai ( a much married man of 32 years) at her age of just 17 years, albeit with some scratches and loss of 5 years of young life.

Nalini Jaywant (18 February 1926 – 20 December 2010) was an Indian film actress who appeared in Hindi films in the 1940s and 1950s.
Nalini Jaywant was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1926. She was first cousin of actress Shobhna Samarth, the mother of actresses Nutan and Tanuja. Since 1983, she lived mostly a reclusive life.

She was married to director Virendra Desai in the year 1943. They divorced in 1948. Later, she married her second husband, actor Prabhu Dayal,in 1960 with whom she acted in several movies. Prabhudayal died in 2001.

The marriage with Virendra Desai ( who was 15 years elder to her) and the next 5 years were quite traumatic for Nalini. This marriage only gave suffocation and wastage of 5 years of her teen age and the opportunities of working in films. More than her, Virendra Desai suffered due to this marriage. His mother Nandgauri, a tough lady, announced a family boycott on him and never again she spoke to him. Even when she was on death bed and Virendra had gone to meet her, she refused to talk to him. His wife and 3 children also treated him in aloof manner, like a stranger. His career was destroyed and he never came out of this situation.

In her teens, she appeared in Mehboob Khan’s Bahen (1941), a film about a brother’s obsessive love for his sister. Nalini finally broke through with Anokha Pyar (1948). The film was a love triangle with Nalini, Dilip Kumar and Nargis, with Nalini sacrificing her love for the hero, Dilip Kumar. It is to her credit that it was she who got the best reviews in the film, many critics calling her the only saving grace in the otherwise disappointing film.

1950 was Nalini’s big, big year as she became a top star with two of her films opposite Ashok Kumar, Samadhi and Sangram. Samadhi was a patriotic drama addressing Subash Chandra Bose and the Indian National army. Nalini and Kuldip Kaur played sisters who were spies for the British. The film, though called politically obsolete by leading film magazine of the day, Filmindia, was a huge success at the box office, its song Gore Gore O Banke Chhore being perhaps Nalini’s most popular song ever. On the other side of the spectrum, Sangram was a gritty crime drama wherein she played the heroine doing her best to reform the anti-hero. Nalini more than left her mark on both the films and went on to form a hit pair with Ashok Kumar, the two of them doing several films together thereafter like Kafila (1952), Naubahar (1952), Saloni (1952), Mr X and Sheroo (1957). It is said the two of them were romantically involved for a period as well.

Nalini remained an important leading lady through to the mid 1950s. Filmmakers like KA Abbas (Rahi-53), Ramesh Saigal (Shikast-53 – arguably her career’s best performance opposite Dilip Kumar, Railway Platform and Zia Sarhady (Awaaz) extended Nalini Jaywant’s association with realistic and socialistic films while filmmakers like Mahesh Kaul (Naujavan (1951)) and AR Kardar (Jaadu) developed her alternate musical persona, later personified by the frothy Filmistan musicals like Nastik, her biggest hit opposite Ajit, and Munimji, a carefree romantic film with Dev Anand as her leading man.

Perhaps Nalini’s last big, successful film was the Raj Khosla directed Kala Pani (1958). She gave one of the best performances of her career as the nautch girl Kishori who is the key witness in framing the hero’s father for a murder he did not commit. Playing a shaded character, she easily stole a march over goody-two-shoes heroine Madhubala and deservedly went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film. She is absolutely unforgettable in the film be it in the come-hither mujra Nazar Laage Raja Tore Bangle pe or as she looks tearfully at Dev Anand from across the room in that all time great SD Burman composition, Hum Bekhudi Mein.

Nalini remained an important leading actress through the mid-1950s, appearing in such films as Rahi (1953), Shikast (1953), Railway Platform (1955)), Nastik (1954), Munimji (1955), and Hum Sab Chor Hain (1956). The 1958 film Kala Pani, directed by Raj Khosla, was Nalini’s last successful movie. Bombay Race Course (1965) was the last film she made before retirement. After 18 years, she returned as a character actress in Nastik-83 which marked her last film appearance.

Nalini acted in 64 films. She also sang 41 songs in 10 films. Her last song was in the film Chingari-55. She worked in 10 films with actor Ajit and in 11 films with Ashok kumar.

Nalini Jaywant died lonely on 20 December 2010, aged 84, at her bungalow of 60 years at Union Park, Chembur, Mumbai, India. The death was not noticed by anyone until an ambulance carried her body after 3 days of her passing away. The neighbours reported that she had secluded herself from society and had not been meeting people after her husband’s death. Her relatives were also not in touch with her for long.
(based on information from wikipedia, Upperstall, and book “Sagar Movietone” by Biren Kothari ji with thanks.)

While the film Chingari had the last song sung by Nalini Jayawant, this was also the last film of actress Sunalini Devi, who after doing 56 films, retired from films and got married. Incidentally, she was the sister of Sarojini Devi Naidu and actor Harindranath Chatopadhyaya.
The songs of Chingari-55 were very good. Today’s song is also a good one. It is also one of the few songs with ‘Anokhe Bol’, sung by Lata and an unknown male voice. Enjoy…..

Song-Dil ki duniya mein aake na jaana …ya Rabba Peri Peri (Chingaari)(1955) Singers- Lata Mangeshkar, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Manohar
Lata + Unknown male voice


dil ki duniya mein aake na jaana
tujhe meri kasam na rulaa aa aana
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri aa
dil ki duniya mein aake na jaana
tujhe meri kasam na rulaa aana
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri yaa

tujhse hai ye zindagi suhaani
o o
pyaar ke geeton mein hai rawaani
o o o
mera singaar tu hai
mauj o bahaar tu hai
jeene mein hai maza
ya rabba per peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba teri teri yaad

aaja pyaar ke taraane gaayen
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
hmm hmm hm
hmm hmm hmm

aaja aisa ek jahaan basaayen
chaand ka diya ho jismein
taare loriyaan sunaayen
aa aa aa
aa aa
sapnon ke dole mein jhoola jhulaaye hamen baad e saba
sapnon ke dole mein jhoola jhulaaye hamen baade saba
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri yaa

bheegi bheegi raat ye nazaare
o o o
dil ki baat kahte hain sitaare
o o o
aankhon mein noor bhar de
dil mein sarur bhar de
o mere dilruba
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri yaa

aarzoo yahi hai
meri justzu yahi hai
na ja
na ja
ankhiyon mein aake
o mere dilruba
mere dil se na ja
hai ye dil ki dua
hai ye dil ki dua
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri yaa

2 Responses to "Dil ki duniya mein aake na jaana…yaa rabba peri peri"

Thanks for posting this very nice and lovely song heard on SLBC in those days. Chingari had some very melodious songs. Thanks


Deepak Patwardhan ji,
Thanks for liking this song.


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