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Archive for October 2020


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4477 Post No. : 15984

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 83
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Welcome all to the ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge’ series where today we will have a song after a gap of almost a month. Last song posted under the ‘challenge’ was on 25.09.2020.

We missed some opportunities, but today hopefully we will have two songs in this challenge.

If we see the songs posted ten years back on this day (20.10.2010), we had only three posts on that day as given below;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Aaj mere naseeb ne mujhko rulaa rulaa diyaa Halchal-1951 All songs covered
Bhajan binaa baawre Rooplekha-1962 03 songs posted
Ham to muhabaat karegaa Dilli Ka Thug-1958 05 songs posted

So, one can see that the rate of posting had come down to averaging three posts a day unlike what it was during August’2010 and Septemeber’2010 where we saw the blog maintaining average six posts per day.

In this current month of October’2020 so far we have seen forty-seven posts till 19.10.2020 (i.e. averaging just little over two posts per day).

So, I was curious to check how the blog had been doing in the month of ‘October’ till now and here we have the details;

SNo. Month-Year Total no of posts Average per day
01 Oct’2008 76 2.45
02 Oct’2009 100 3.22
03 Oct’2010 109 3.52
04 Oct’2011 191 6.16
05 Oct’2012 168 5.42
06 Oct’2013 122 3.93
07 Oct’2014 108 3.48
08 Oct’2015 82 2.64
09 Oct’2016 93 3.00
10 Oct’2017 64 2.06
11 Oct’2018 61 1.97
12 Oct’2019 43 1.38

We can from the above details that in the current month the blog is still maintaining a better ‘run-rate’ (post-rate 😊) and we yesterday it saw as many as five posts occurring over the day.

Coming back to the today’s movies, today we have two movies viz. “Dilli Ka Thug-1958” and “Rooplekha-1962” eligible for posting a song under the ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge-2010-2020’

I am presenting a song from ‘Dilli Ka Thug-1958’.

This movie was directed by S.D. Narang for ‘New Oriental Pictures, Bombay’.

It had Kishore Kumar, Nutan, Smriti Biswas, Amar, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Krishnakant, Protima Devi, Ramlal, Mirajkar, Kathana, Amrit Rana, Heera, Kumud Tripathi, Shakuntala, Master Raj, Tun Tun, Ratan Gaurang, Bela Parmanik, Haroon, A.K. Tiwari, Tamoa, Madan Khanna, Nirula, Rajkumar, P. Mukherjee, Brahm Bharadwaj, Tanveer, Uma Dutt, Mouji and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.11.1958. The movie was again re-certified with some parts of the movie in colours on 15.09.1959.

This movie had total eight songs composed by Ravi written by three lyricists Shailendra, S.H. Bihari and Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Let us have a look (this time a little differently) on this movies’ songs as they appear on the movie page in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) which generally are in order of their appearance on the screen as mentioned in HFGK.
The songs posted so far have been given with their links and the lyricist for each song and its date of posting (wherever the song is posted on the blog) is also given.

Song Lyricist Posted On
Chal ri ameeran bhai chal re fakeere… O bandariyaa Shailendra
Kisi ka dil lena ho Majrooh 03.03.2017
O babu o lala Majrooh 05.12.2009
Yah bahaar yah samaa ya jhoomti jawaaniyaan S.H. Bihari
Seekh le babu pyaar ka jaadu S.H. Bihari
Ham to muhabaat karegaa Majrooh 20.10.2010
CAT cat, cat maane billi Majrooh 28.11.2008
Ye raatein ye mausam nadi ka kinaaraa Shailendra 26.11.2008

As a Blog Ten year challenge offering, here is a song from “Dilli Ka Thug”(1958). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a stage dance song on Nutan and others.

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Seekh le baabu pyaar ka jaadu (Dilli Ka Thug)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

seekh le babu pyaar ka jaadu
mere paas chiraag allaaddeen kaa
seekh le babu pyaar ka jaadu
mere paas chiraag allaadeen kaa
ek baar jo dekhe
woh ho jaaye deewaana
khaali nahin jaaye mere teer ka nishaanaa
seekh le baabu pyaar ka jaadu
mere paas chiraag allaadeen kaa
seekh le baabu pyaar ka jaadu
mere paas chiraag allaadeen kaa

main pariyon ki shehzaadi
maine badla apna bhes re ae
le chhod ke apni nagari
main to aayee tere des rey
aajaa mil ke gaayein donon pyaar ka taraanaa
seekh le babu pyaar ka jaadu
mere paas chiraag allaadeen kaa
seekh le baabu pyaar ka jaadu
mere paas chiraag allaadeen kaa

ye ankhiyaan gulaabi meri
ras ki hain pyaaliyaan
hai bijli ka rang mere honthon ki ye laaliyaan
door se dekhaa karo
mujhe tum haath na lagaana
seekh le baabu pyaar ka jaadu
mere paas chiraag allaadeen kaa
seekh le baabu pyaar ka jaadu
mere paas chiraag allaadeen kaa

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Blog Day :

4477 Post No. : 15983

I wonder why Guru Dutt (09/07/1925 – 10/10/1964) who till 1958, had acted in lead roles in films of his own banner only, decided to act in films outside his banner. His first film outside his banner in a lead role was ’12 O Clock’ (1958) followed by ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Bharosa’ (1963), ‘Bahurani’ (1963), ‘Suhaagan’ (1964) and ‘Saanjh Aur Savera’ (1964). While his first film outside his banner as a lead actor may be an aberration, some of his later films as an actor outside his banner may probably have been out of financial compulsion following the box office failure of his film ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959).

There is always hidden desire of any intellectual film director to direct a film on a story of his choice and on his terms. But very few producer/financier would agree to produce/finance such a film from the point of view of the commercial consideration. For Guru Dutt, ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) were two such films which he was keen to bring them to the notice of the film audience.

I came to know from an article by Nasreen Muni Kabir in https://scroll.in that the idea of making ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) had virtually begun in 1948 when Guru Dutt had written a story out of the frustration when he came to Mumbai in 1948. The post-partition period was difficult to adjust to a new environment. It was also difficult for the Padukone family to sustain in a big city without work. And Guru Dutt was not getting film offers. So, he wrote the story titled ‘Kashmakash’ making a poet the protagonist who faces the problem in getting his poems published. The story remained in the limbo until he established himself as a film director of repute.

In 1951, in the wake of his commercially hit film, ‘Baazi’ (1951) for which Sahir Ludhianvi had written popular songs, Guru Dutt had become a successful film director. I remember to have watched an interview of a film celebrity during its B/W avatar (I do not recall now as to who was the film celebrity). That film celebrity mentioned that during the making of Baazi’ (1951), Sahir Ludhianvi had given to Guru Dutt a copy of his collections of poems ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1944). Guru Dutt was very much impressed with a couple of nazms which included ‘jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hai’. This nazm matched with the gloom of a poet in his story. Guru Dutt had decided to include this nazm whenever he makes the film based on his story, ‘Kashmakash’.

Since Guru Dutt was not sure of getting producer or financier for such a film and also the response on the box office due to gloomy nature of the story, he felt that he will have to take the financial risk in producing the film. For that he required his own resources to make the film as a producer. This explains as to why Guru Dutt, in the meanwhile, concentrated on making saleable light comedy films like ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) and ‘Mr and Mrs 55’ (1955) to fill his coppers for producing a film on a subject for which box office outlook was uncertain.

Abrar Alvi, in Satya Saran’s book ’10 years with Guru Dutt’ (2008) has mentioned that during one of the shooting schedules of ‘Mr and Mrs 55’ he narrated the story of a real life Gulabo, a courtesan to Guru Dutt which fascinated him to give a shape to his story, ‘Kashmakash’. In the meanwhile, he got busy with producing ‘C.I.D’ (1956) which also got the tremendous success at the box office. Now, Guru Dutt was ready to produce and direct the film of his choice. ‘Kashmakash’ became ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). Contrary to Guru Dutt’s expectation, ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) did good business at the box office and also got critics’ appreciation.

Probably, the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) gave Guru Dutt a confidence in producing another of his favourite gloomy subject. That the fame and glamour attached to a successful film director has its cost in terms of personal spaces. A single failure would wipe out all the gains of a successful director earned over the years. A commercial failure would get more highlighted than the appreciation of his brilliant work of the past. The box office failure of ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) overshadowed the brilliant work as a director. What hurt Guru Dutt most was not the box office failure but the way the critics slammed him as narcissist and as his own biopic. After a gap of over a decade, Guru Dutt’s box office disaster got recognition as one of the greatest classic Hindi films.

The box office failure of ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) has affected the banner, Guru Dutt Films financially. There was not enough money to sustain the staff of Guru Dutt Films. It is during this time, Guru Dutt seems to have found a way of raising funds by acting in the films made outside his own banner during 1962-64. He also took the decision not to direct any films in future. His next two films under his own banner – ‘Chaudhavin Ka Chaand’ (1960) and ‘Sahab Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962) became box office hits, redeeming his film production banners.

‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962) was his first film in a lead role outside his banner after the debacle of ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959). The film was directed by Mahesh Kaul. The main star cast included Guru Dutt, Pranoti Ghosh, Bipin Gupta, Rajkumar, Kanhaiyailal, Asit Sen, Bela Bose, Rani, Jeevankala, Radheshyam, etc. The film was based on a story, ‘Baikunther Will’ by Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay.

So far, 4 songs out of 8 from the film have been covered on the Blog. Here is the 5th song, ‘ab laagi naahin chute raama chaahe jiya jaaye’ from ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962) which is presented here. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Meena Kapoor on the dancers, Rani and Jeevankala, respectively. There is also a male voice in a couple of lines in the song which, I feel, is that of the music director, Anil Biswas. The song was written by Shailendra.

Half-way through the dance, Guru Dutt makes a surprise entry and finds that his step brother (I guess, he is Rajkumar Jr.) is drunk and seen in the midst of the dancers. In a fit of rage, Guru Dutt assaults him. Some of patrons push Guru Dutt out of the courtesan’s house after which the singing and dancing resume.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Laagi naahin chhoote raam chaahe jiya jaaye (Saautela Bhai)(1962) Singers-Lata, Meena Kapoor, Anil Biswas, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Anil Biswas
Lata Mangeshkar + Meena Kapoor
Unknown male voice

Lyrics(based on video clip)

ab laagi naahi chhoote raam
laagi naahi chhoote raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye
laagi naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote raa…m aam
chaahe jiya jaaye

waade ae ae kaa tere kisko bhala
o bhala aitbaar thha aa

phir bhi tamaam raat piya intzaar thhaa
khaamoshiyon mein har kisi aahat pe chaunk kar
aji aahat pe chaunk kar
kisi aahat pe chaunk kar
kehna mere is dil ka yahi
yahi
baar baar thha aa aa aa
kya
ae pare hatt
ke laagi naahi chhoote raa aam
chaahe jiya jaaye raa..m
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye
laagi naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote raa.. aa aam
chaahe jiya jaaye

yoon hi raha jo teri wafa
ho jafaaon ka Silsila aa
niraash hoke toot hi jaayega dil mera
kya gujri mujhpe
tum ye kisi se na poochhna
kisi se na poochhna
kisi se na poochna

sun lena meri kabr se ae
aayegi ye sada aa aa
kya
ke laagi naahi chhoote raa. aa aam
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye

chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya jaaye
laagi naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote raa….. aa aa aam
chaahe jiya

[Interruption in dances]

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
ek maazra sunaata hoon main husn ishq ka

waah

[dialogues]

lekin wo dono kabron se aati thhi yeh sada
kya
laagi naahi chhoote raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye

aaha
subhaan allah

laagi naahi chhoote raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye

chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya jaaye
ah ah ah
waah waah jiyo


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Blog Day :

4476 Post No. : 15978

“Khaandaan” (1965)was produced by Vasu Menon and directed by A Bhim Singh for Vasu Films, Madras. The movir had Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Pran, Sudesh Kumar, Manmohan Krishna, Mohan Choti, Om Prakash, Ravikant, Arundev, Mumtaz, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lalita Pawar, Helen, Jeewankala etc in it.

This archtypical “social” movie had the usual fare typical of movies made in the South.

“Khaandaan”(1965) had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Blog post no Song Posted On
2687 Tumhi mere mandir tumhi meri poojaa tumhi devtaa ho 28.07.2010
4298 Kal chaman thhaa aaj ek sehraa huaa 30.07.2011
4298 Neel gagan par udte baadal aa aa aa 01.08.2011
4312 Tu ho ke badaa ban jaana apni maan ka rakhwaala 09.03.2012
10032 Aa dance karen 31.07.2014
15760 Ho ballo soch ke mele jaana 28.07.2020
15795 Badi der bhayi Nandlala teri raah takey Brijbaala 11.08.2020

Here is the eighth and final song from “Khandaan”(1965) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a synchronised stage dance performance song on Helen and Jeewankala. Their energetic dance performance is bound to recharge the spirits of the watchers even today, 55 years after this video was first witnessed by moviegoers in moviehalls. Watching this performance made me realise that performing such dances were the secret behind the figures of these dancers. 🙂

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

With this song, all the eight songs of “Khandaan”(1965) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani haay raam (Khaandaan)(1965) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Both
Chorus

LyricsProvided by Avinash Scrapwala)

do din jhhoothha pyaar jataa ke
chalaa gaya ik baabu
koyi bataa de kaise rakhoon
apne dil par kaabu

meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam

khilaata tha pyaar se
banaaras ke paan
wo ghadi ghadi kehtaa tha
haay meri jaan

khilaata tha pyaar se
banaaras ke paan
wo ghadi ghadi kehtaa tha
haay meri jaan

yaad aati hai jab uski
meethhi zabaan
yaad aati hai jab uski
meethhi zabaan

to ro ro ke kehtaa hai
dil naadaan

kyaa

meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam

abhi to hai mushqil se do din ki baat
ke sainyya ke pahlu mein kat’ti thi raat
abhi to hai mushqil se do din ki baat
ke sainyya ke pahlu mein kat’ti thi raat
main to samjhi thi
saari umr ka hai saath
main to samjhi thi
saari umr ka hai saath

pataa kya tha aisi hai
mardon ki jaat
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam

na hota agar chaar aankhon ka mel
judaayi ki hoti naa lambi ye jail
na hota agar chaar aankhon ka mel
judaayi ki hoti naa lambi ye jail
ho padaa kitna mehengaa
mohabbat ka khel
ho padaa kitna mehengaa
mohabbat ka khel

ye kehta hai bah bah ke
zulfon ka tel
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam


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Blog Day :

4476 Post No. : 15981 Movie Count :

4378

19/10/2020 – 64th Birthday of Sunny Deol
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“Betaab” (1983) was produced by the Vijayta Films banner Dharmendra. This was the debut Hindi film of its lead actors, Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh. Today is Sunny Deol’s birthday, real name Ajay Singh Deol, made his debut at the age of 27 years.

The word “Betaab” evokes the Lata Mangeshkar’s melodious song “ Betaab dil ki tamanna yahi hai” by Madan Mohan in the film “Hanste Zakhm”. For a change, this is one of the films which I have seen, when it was released. I wanted to see the songs of this film for some time now, Sunny Deol’s birthday gave me the excuse. I have seen some of them, looking for a song shot on location. Critically speaking, this is not among the better scores by R. D. Burman. This is very basic, run of the mill music score, none of the RDB versatility being in evidence. May be the 80’s monotony is catching up with me. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist.

The location of the major parts of this film is a valley in Pahalgam, Kashmir, below the road leading to the glacier. The valley is named “Betaab valley”, and all tourist vehicles stop there on the way to Amarnath cave. It is a beautiful location, with the river flowing next to it.

We visited Kashmir in May 2012. I can say that it is one place on earth where time has stood still. I found a multiple locations which were seen in so many films of 60-80’s, the same as seen in the movies. Movie makers favorite location was the Dal Lake. The area surrounding it was a lot different, from what was seen in movies like “Aarzoo”. But I could see many places at Gulmarg and Pahalgam same as it was seen in movies. Seeing the wooden shop fronts in Pahalgam town, I remembered seeing the scene is “Bobby”.

Actually, Pahalgam has much more pristine and beautiful locations and points off the beaten track also, like the area called “Mini Switzerland”. I know the technology is so much advanced, and many megapixel cameras are now available to mankind to capture the nature’s beauty. But it is a fact that the human eye’s capacity is 576 megapixel. As far as I can understand, there is no camera in the world which can click or record at 576 megapixel.

This is what Google says, going to such details on a simple search:
“We see in 576 megapixel definition when our eyes are moving, but a single glance would only be about 5-15 megapixels. What’s more, your eyes naturally have a lot of flaws that a camera or digital screen don’t. For example, you have a built-in blind spot where your optic nerve meets up with your retina.”

Fantastic ! or zabardast ! But the fact remains whatever the camera captures or the digital screen displays, are to be seen and read by human eye. Visual input to the brain is through the eyesight, the brain can read only what the eyes will transmit.

Where I am going with all this? No where. But I can’t say I appreciate the way Google tried to dodge my question:) .

tajalli hai teri ye chaand kyaa hai chaandni kyaa hai
agar nazren salaamat hain to jalwon ki kami kyaa hai

Shakeel Badayuni – Laila Majnu(1953)

But I should not count my chickens here, as artificial intelligence may be able to transmit the perfect digital picture to human mind also, for all I know.

Like I said, give me such outdoorsy songs anytime, I am presenting the Shabbir Kumar Solo from “Betaab” filmed completely on location of the said ‘Betaab Valley”. In the song, Sunny Deol has found a “tasveer” of his childhood sweetheart Amrita Singh, in a magazine. He makes a cut out of the photo and sings this song, at his farm house, where he is shown to be rearing horses, and chickens etc.

In the movie Sunny Deol kidnaps Amrita Singh from her father’s house and keeps her in the farm house (seen the song) in a bid to remind her of their childhood friendship and love.

Some more trivia about the film:

• Singer Sonu Nigam played the role of Sunny Deol’s character as a child in this film.
• This film was remade in Telugu as “Samrat” (1987) and in Kannada as “Karthik” (2011).
• This was Javed Akhtar’s first film as a solo screenwriter after Salim – Javed split.
• Singer Shabbir Kumar got his big break in Hindi films when R.D. Burman got him to sing for all the songs in this film.

The movie must be something special to be remade in Telegu and Kannada, a reversal from what usually happens. I will elaborate the bit about Shabbir Kumar is the trivia above. It was said that, all songs of the film were to be recorded by Kishore Kumar. But since Kishore Kumar was away at the time, and the songs were needed for the scheduled shooting, they were recorded in the voices of Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The intention was to re-record the Shabbir Kumar portions afterwards in Kishore Kumar’s voice. But the songs turned out to be so well in Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar’s voices, that it was decided to keep the songs as it is. And thus the career boost for Shabbir Kumar happened.

I will end the post with a dialogue (by Sunny Deol) in the film, where Amrita Singh refuses to eat the food cooked by Sunny Deol. This is the dialogue I have had to repeat sometimes to my kids, 🙂 🙂 if they disagreed with my cooking:

“Khaana hai to yahi khaana hai, nahi khaana hai to bhi yahi khaana hai”

Video

Audio

Song-Teri tasveer mil gayee teri tasveer mil gayee(Betaab)(1983) Singer-Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
bas aaj meri khoyi
taqdeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
deewaane ke liye
ik zanjeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

o o o
aa aa aa

tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
kya kaam iss ka
Raanjhe ko Heer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyan
aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyaan
mere haseen khwaabon ki
ta’abeer mil gayee’
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee


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4476 Post No. : 15980

Today, October 19, 2020 is the 25th Remembrance Day of Baby Naaz, one of the super child artists of Hindi films who has enthralled the Hindi cinema buffs with her memorable roles. She was a destitute child in ‘Boot Polish’ (1954), the young Paro in ‘Devdas’ (1955), an orphan girl in ‘Do Phool’ (1958), a teenage daughter caught in the marital discord of her parents, Guru Dutt and Veena in ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) and many more roles.

Baby Naaz’s life from her childhood days to teenager has been traumatic and unhappy. Baby Naaz’s undated interview which appeared in ‘Stardust’ magazine sometime in mid-1970 is an indication of how a child has been exploited by her mother by pushing her into Hindi films as a child artist depriving her of schooling and a good childhood to make the family’s life comfortable. In today’s world, Baby Naaz’s case would come in the ambit of child abuse by her mother. From the age of 4, she has been the bread winner for her family when she started performing as a dancer on the road side stage shows. At the age of 8, she became a child artist in Hindi films which continued till her adulthood. In this process, Baby Naaz struggled with her 3-4 shifts of shooting a day depriving her of a normal childhood.

Based on Naaz’s interview mentioned above and also on Khalid Mohamed’s article in ‘The Daily Eyes’- July 8, 2020 and an article which appeared in December 29, 2017 issue of ‘Jansatta’, the life story of Naaz has been sumarised below:

Baby Naaz, (Real name: Salma Baig) was born in Mumbai on 20/08/1944 in a poor family. Her father, Mirza Dawood Baig was a story writer who was trying his luck to sell his stories for Hindi films but was unsuccessful. He remained unemployed beside being a sickly person. Baby Naaz’s mother was an ambitious lady who pushed Baby Naaz to Hindi films as a child artist so that with her income, she can run the house and have a comfortable life. Her father was against his daughter working in the film. But due to the extreme financial problem faced by the family, he reluctantly agreed to his friend, Lekhraj Bhakri’s request to let her do a childhood role of Suraiya in ‘Resham’ (1952). Salma Baig was given a screen name, ‘Baby Naaz’.

Due to her busy shooting schedules, Baby Naaz could not attend the school regularly for which she was rusticated. For the same reason, she had no time for enjoying her childhood. On the other hand, there was constant fights between her father and mother. Deprived of a normal childhood with love and affection from her parents, Baby Naaz twice attempted suicide by jumping into a well at the age of 10 but was saved by her maid servant.

When Naaz was 12, her parents separated and she started living with her mother. About 4 years later, her mother remarried to a film cameraman and shifted to her husband’s house. Slowly, she realised that she was the sole bread winner not only for her mother but also for her lover who had now become her step-father.

Baby Naaz came into limelight as a child artist in ‘Boot Polish’ (1954) in which she played the role of a destitute child along with Master Rattan. She enacted the emotional scenes as well as comedy acts very well. The film was shown in Cannes’ International Film Festival in 1955 where both Baby Naaz and Master Rattan were tied to receive the special commendations from the Jury. With this, Baby Naaz became the most sought-after child artist and worked in a spate of films during 1954-59. Around 1960 onwards, Naaz started getting roles as a major, mostly as a character actor though in a few films, she had also got the lead roles in ‘B’ grade films.

During the shooting of ‘Mera Ghar Mere Bachche’ (1960), Naaz became close to Subbiraj, a nephew of Prithviraj Kapoor. Both of them had the second lead roles and decided to convert their closeness into a marriage. However, families from both sides were against this marriage. Their courtship continued for 5 years. It was during the shooting of ‘Dekha Pyaar Tumhaara’ (1963), in which they were in the lead roles, they got married during the outdoor shooting of the film in Pratapgarh Fort. They returned to Mumbai as a married couple.

After the marriage, Naaz felt for the first time that she had got the love and affection which she had missed in her childhood. After the marriage, Naaz had to cut down her assignments in the films due to household responsibilities. In the 1970s, she started working with Kalyanji-Anandji for their musical programmes as a compere. In the 1980s, she almost stopped acting in the films as she had become a dubbing artist for some actresses from the south especially for Sridevi.

After a traumatic childhood and teens, Naaz was happy with her married life. When the time came for her to enjoy a life of contentment with her husband and two children, a tragedy struck in her life. In 1995, Naaz was diagnosed with cancer which was on a terminal stage. She breathed her last on October 19, 1995 when she was 51.

Baby Naaz worked in around 125 Hindi films during 1952-86 of which she worked as a child artist in about 50 films. In the 1960s, Naaz got opportunity to work as a lead/second lead actor in ‘Lambe Haath’ (1960), ‘Mera Ghar Mere Bachche’ (1960), ‘Gangu’ (1962), ‘Dekha Pyaar Tumhaara’ (1963), ‘Chaar Darvesh’ (1964), ‘Rocket Girl’ (1965) and Chhaila Babu’ (1967). However, these films did not do well at the box office.

After her marriage in 1963, Naaz restricted her film appearances by choosing the films in which the roles interested her. I find that post-marriage, most of the films in which she acted belonged to big banners and under good directors like M Sadiq in ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967), Sateyn Bose in ‘Raat Aur Din’ (1967), Lekh Tandon in ‘Jahaan Pyaar Miley’ (1969), Manmohan Desai in ‘Sachcha Jhootha’ (1970), Dulal Guha in ‘Dushman’ (1972). Hrishikesh Mukherjee in ‘Phir Kab Milogi’ (1974), Asit Sen in ‘Bairaag’ (1976), B R Chopra in ‘Karm’ (1977), Basu Chatterjee in ‘Sheesha’ (1986) etc.

On the occasion of the 25th Remembrance Day of Naaz, I present a song from ‘Gangu’ (1962) which was one of her films with a lead role for her. The film was directed by Promod Chakravarty. The song is ‘kya kaha zara phir kaho’ which is a duet sung by Subir Sen and Geeta Dutt. The song is written by Prem Dhawan is picturised on Chandrashekhar and Naaz which is set to music by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Kya kaha zara phir kaho (Gangu)(1962) Subir Sen, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

kya kaha zara phir kaho
aji kya kaha zara phir kaho
koi sun lega aji chup raho o
koi sun lega aji chup raho o

kya kaha zara phir kaho
koi sun lega aji chup raho
koi sun lega aji chup raho

tum na kaho to nigaahen kahengi
tumhaari ye bahki adaayen kahengi
tum na kaho to nigaahen kahengi
tumhaari ye bahki adaayen kahengi
youn na sataaya karo..o
koi sun lega aji chup raho o
koi sun lega aji chup raho o

kya kaha zara phir kaho
koi sun lega aji chup raho
koi sun lega aji chup raho

ki hai mohabbat to kaisa chhupaana
na ho jaaye dushman kahin ye zamaana
ki hai mohabbat to kaisa chhupaana
na ho jaaye dushman kahin ye zamaana
duniya se youn na daro..o
koi sun lega aji chup raho o
koi sun lega aji chup raho o

kya kaha zara phir kaho
aji kya kaha zara phir kaho
koi sun lega aji chup raho o
koi sun lega aji chup raho o


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4476 Post No. : 15979

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part IV: Overview of the decade 1946-1950
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When Lata Mangeshkar began her playback career in HFM, she got to sing only nine songs in the first two years (1946 and 1947). By the time the decade ended in 1950, her playback career had seemingly reached dizzying heights. In subsequent years and decades, she would scale far higher peaks.

So far, we have discussed yearwise breakup of songs of Lata Mangeshkar from 1946 to 1950. In this episode we will take a pause and review her career from 1946 till 1950, in what was her first decade (out of so many decades) as a playback singer in HFM.

Here is the yearwise summary of her career from 1946 till 1950:

Year Movies Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1946 Three movies Two music directors 4 4 4 0 0 0 Four lyricists
1947 Three movies Three music directors 5 5 3 1 0 1 Three lyricists
1948 17 movies 14 MDs 50 50 37 6 4 3 19 lyricists
1949 38 movies 15 MDs 133 157 103 35 12 7 35 Lyricists
1950 36 movies 15 MDs 111 143 93 32 14 4 40 lyricists
1946 to 1950 97 movies 31 MDs 305 359 240 74 30 15 66 lyricists

From the above, we notice that Lata Mangeshkar had already sung more songs in five years of her fledgling singing career than what several wellknown HFM singer would sing in their entire careers. To put things in perspective, K L Saigal sang less that 150 HFM songs and Suraiyya sang less that 350 songs in HFM.

While the figures of most columns add up in the above table, the number of music directors and lyricists do not add up, because the same music directors and lyricists who worked with Lata Mangeshkar in one year would often work with her repeatedly in future as well. It is interesting to note that she had already worked with 31 Music directors and 66 lyricists within a five year long playback career. Majority of her songs were solo songs, which meant that music directors had full faith in her voice carrying the playback singing of the movie on her shoulders.

Let us now take a look at the music directors who used Lata Mangeshkar’s voice during this period.

Music directors of Lata Mangeshkar from 1946 to 1950
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Those music directors who composed 10 plus songs with Lata Mangeshkar from 1946 to 1950.

Music Director Number of movies Number of songs
Anil Biswas 8 43
C Ramchandra 14 52
Ghulam Mohammad 6 22
Hansraj Bahl 6 17
Khemchand Prakash 3 14
Naushaad 4 19
Pt Govindram 5 14
Shankar Jaikishan 1 10
Shyam Sundar 6 16
Vasant Desai 4 15
Vinod 3 19

Those who composed less than 10 songs with Lata Mangeshkar from 1946 to 1950.
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Music Director Number of movies Number of songs
Aziz Khan/ Khayyam 1 3
D C Dutt 1 1
Datta Davjekar 1 3
Ghulam Haider 2 8
Gyan Dutt 1 1
Hafeez Khan 1 5
Krishn Dayal B Sc 1 2
Madhusudan Acharya 1 1
Mukund Masurekar 1 1
Naashaad 1 7
P Ramakant 1 5
Paingankar 1 1
Premnath (MD) 1 3
Purushottam 1 1
Ramkrishna Shinde 1 1
S D Burman 1 2
S Mohinder 1 1
Sajjad Hussain 1 2
Wadhwa 1 1

We can see from the above that 50 % of all her songs (175 numbers) were compositions of just four music directors viz. Husnlal Bhagatram, C Ramchandra, Anil Biswas and Ghulam Mohammad. Many music directors who would subsequently use Lata Mangeshkar extensively and create timeless classics with her voice had yet to arrive on the scene.

Similar was the case with lyricists who worked with her. Let us take a look at the lyricists who worked with her during this period.

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Lyricists of Lata Mangeshkar from 1946 to 1950
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Lyricists who penned 10 plus songs with Lata Mangeshkar from 1946 to 1950

Lyricist Number of movies Number of songs
Ehsan Rizvi 3 11
Majrooh Sultanpuri 3 13
Mulkraj Bhakri 5 19
Nakshab 5 13
P L Santoshi 9 31
Prem Dhawan 4 13
Pt Narendra Sharma 2 11
Qamar Jalalabadi 5 20
Rajinder Krishan 6 19
Sarshar Sailani 5 11
Shakeel Badayuni 7 28

Lyricists who penned less than 10 songs with Lata Mangeshkar (from 1946 to 1950)
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Lyricist Number of movies Number of songs
A Shah Shikarpuri 1 2
Aabid Gulrej 1/td> 2
Aarzoo Lucknowi 2 4
Anjum Jaipuri 1 2
Asad Bhopali 2 4
Aziz Kashmiri 2 9
Bahzad Lucknowi 2 3
Banwaasi 1 1
Bharat Vyas 1 4
Chandrashekhar 1 2
Chopra 1 1
D N Madhok 2 9
Darbari Lal 1 1
Dewan Sharar 1 1
F M Kaiser 1 1
Feroz 1 1
Gopal Singh Nepali 2 5
Gafil Harnalvi 1 1
Gulshan Jalalabadi 1 1
Habib Sarhadi 1 5
Hasrat Jaipuri 2 9
Huda 1 1
I C Kapoor 4 9
Indeewar 1 1
Jalal Malihabadi 1 1
Kaif Irfani 1 1
Kavi Pradeep 2 5
Khawar Zamaan 1 2
Khumar Barabankwi 1 1
L Meghani 1 5
Lekhraj Bhakri 1 1
Mahipal 2 4
Mashhar 1 1
Moti B A 1 1
Nizam 1 1
Partab 1 1
Prakash 1 1
Pt Indra Chandra 1 1
Pt Mukhram Sharma 1 1
Pt Phani 1 3
Pt Sudarshan 1 1
Raghupat Rai 1 1
Raja Mehdi Ali Khan 5 6
Ramesh Shashtri 1 1
Rammurty Chaturvedi 2 6
Safdar Aah Sitapuri 1 2
Saaghar Nizami 1 1
Shailendra 1 2
Shams Azimabadi 1 1
Shekhar 1 2
Unknown 3 4
Vrajendra Gaur 1 2
Wahid Qureshy 1 2
Wali Sahab 3 5
Zia Sarhadi 1 3

From the above, we notice that some usual suspects like Rajinder Krishan and Majrooh Sultanpuri had already started working with Lata Mangeshkar by this time. They along with three other lyricists had penned one third (117 songs) of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung by then. We also notice that the number of lyricists that she worked with is about twice the number of music directors that she worked with.

We also notice that the blog contains 305 out of 359 Lata Mangeshkar songs from this period. So we have just over 50 more Lata Mangeshkar songs left to be discussed. Most well known songs have already been covered. These 50 odd songs are likely to be lesser known, and even rare songs.

On this occasion, here is one such song. This song is from “Shaadi Ki Raat”(1950). This movie was directed by Yashwant Pethkar for Prakash Pictures, Bombay. This “social” picture had Geeta Bali, Rehman, Vijaylaxmi, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Ansari, Shanta Kunwar, Baby Durga, , Anwari Bai, Arun etc in it. The movie had twelve songs in it. Pt Govindram was the music director of the movie, but three of the songs were composed by S Mohinder and one by Aziz Hindi.

Three songs have been covered in the past, but none of them were sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The movie had two Lata Mangeshkar solo songs in it. One was composed by S Mohinder and another by Pt Govindram. Both were rare songs.

Here is one of these songs. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Sarshar Sailaani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

The song is 70 year old, and I listened to it for the first time just now. What a fresh as dew voice it sounds even today !

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

Lyrics


Song-Kaho Bhabhi meri kab aayegi (Shaadi Ki Raat)(1950) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sarshar Sailaani, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

O bhaiyya
O bhaiyya

kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi
mere bhaiyya ke man ko lubhaayegi
haan kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi
mere bhaiyya ke man ko lubhaayegi
nanhi nanadiya bhaabhi ki baat take
bhaabhi ki baat take
bhaiyya judaai ki ghadiyaan na kaat sake
ghadiyaan na kaat sake
jaane kab tak jiya tadpaayegi
jaane kab tak jiya tadpaayegi
o bhaiyya
kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi
mere bhaiyya ke man ko lubhaayegi
haan
kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi
mere bhaiyya ke man ko lubhaayegi

jaise chanda sitaaron mein ek hai
jaise chanda sitaaron mein ek hai
meri bhaabhi hazaaron mein ek hai
jaise chanda sitaaron mein ek hai
meri bhaabhi hazaaron mein ek hai
choom lengin
choom lengin mohalle ki goriyaan
chum lengin
choom lengin mohalle ki goriyaan
wo jo mukhde se ghoonghat uthhaayegi
wo jo mukhde se ghoonghat uthhaayegi
o bhaiyya
kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi
mere bhaiyya ke man ko lubhaayegi
haan
kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi
mere bhaiyya ke man ko lubhaayegi

zara shaadi rachaane ki der hai
zara shaadi rachaane ki der hai
meri bhaabhi ke aane ki der hai
o bhaiyya
meri bhaabhi ke aane ki der hai
usne dekha
usne dekha jo aankhen nikaal ke
saari git mit tumhen bhool jaayegi
o bhaiyya
kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi
mere bhaiyya ke man ko lubhaayegi
haan
kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi
mere bhaiyya ke man ko lubhaayegi


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4476 Post No. : 15978

Today’s song is from the film Village Girl aka Gram Kanya-1936.

Nine years later, Ramnik Productions made another film with the same title in 1945 with the famous singer Noorjehan singing under the baton of Melody maker music director Shyamsundar. So, when the name Village Girl is mentioned, one’s mind thinks only of the 1945 film of Noorjehan- Village Girl aka Gaon ki Gori-45.

The 1936 film was made by Sagar Movietone. Though Sagar made Talkie films right from the first year of the Talkie era-1931, their films did not make much mark in the film world, till Motilal and Sabita Devi pair came on the scene in 1934 end with ” Shehar ka jaadu”. The new pair clicked famously and Sagar became a name to reckon with. This successful pair did 8 films together for Sagar.

During this period actor singer Surendra came on the scene with his film ” Deccan Queen”-1936, with Aruna Devi. The two Heros then worked with different Heroines of Sagar company. While Motilal worked with Shobhana Samarth, Bibbo, Maya Banerjee and Rose, Sabita Devi worked with Kumar and Surendra. Both Motilal and Surendra came together in the film Jagirdar-36. For the young pair of Surendra and Sabita Devi, film Village Girl was the first film together. They did only one more film together- For Ladies Only-39. Both the films were directed by Sarvottam Badami.

S.Badami is an example of what the Cinema industry is. For some, it is a ditch which destroys the entrant and for a few lucky ones it plays ” Philosopher’s Stone (Paras)”, which turns their lives into Gold. He is one of the two examples, where an ordinary Motor Mechanic makes it as a famous member of the cinema industry. Besides Badami, the other such example is Poet-Director Gulzar (Sampooran Singh Kalra), who was also a Motor Mechanic.

Sarvottam Badami was born in 1910 at Channapatna in Karnataka,to a revenue officer working in Mysore. He passed his SSLC and worked as a garage mechanic and then a projectionist in Select Picture House, Bangalore, both of which were owned by Dr. Ambalal Patel. Patel moved to Bombay and financed Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Film Company, and Chimanlal Desai as a partner forming Sagar Movietone in 1930.
At the age of 19 years, Badami went to Bombay to study automobile engineering. He was asked by Ardeshir Irani who met him at a wedding to help out with the recording equipment he had purchased from abroad.

Badami helped in the sound recording department for the first Talkie in India, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara (1931). Around that time a German director making the film Harishchandra left half-way and Badami offered to complete it, the co-director was Raja Chandrasekhar, although the co-director credit has also been cited as T. C. Vadivelu Naicker. The film turned out to be successful. He was contracted by Sagar Movietone (Sagar Film Company) to direct three films, two in Telugu and one in Tamil: Galava Rishi (Tamil), Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam and Shakuntala in Telugu. The success of these films established him as a director. His working team had people like the cinematographer Faredoon Irani, music director Anil Biswas and the Sagar Movietone favourites Sabita Devi and Motilal.

Initially, to avoid embarrassment to his family he requested not to be credited in the regional language films. He did not know Hindi but from 1932-1947, he worked for Sagar Movietone and also directed nearly 30 films in Hindi, for many others. His first Hindi film was Chandrahasa (1933) starring Noor Mohammed Charlie. He was paid Rs 2000 per film with the complete film being made within Rs 50,000. He worked with most of the top actors of the time like Motilal, Nargis, Ashok Kumar and Pahari Sanyal. He brought Mehboob Khan who was then doing roles as an extra out of obscurity and gave him the role of Sabita Devi’s father in the film Vengeance is mine(1935).

He made several films based on novels. Some of the writers whose work he used were K.M.Munshi, Sarat Chandra and Ramanlal Vasanthlal Desai. The film Aap ki Marzi (1939) was inspired by the Hollywood film Paradise for Three (1938). He became known for his satirical comedies and “socially relevant films”.His film Grihalaxmi (1934), which starred Jal Merchant and Sabita Devi had the woman getting into marriage only if her doctor husband agreed not to want children. The success of the film mitigated the enraged public reaction at the time.

He showed his understanding of media publicity required for films when in 1937, Badami resorted to woo audiences by announcing cash prizes of Rs.500, Rs.200 and Rs.100 for the best reviews of his newly released film Kulvadhu (1937). The promotional gambit worked sending audiences to the theatres. According to an interview, most of Badami’s films didn’t survive as the negatives were burnt to extract the silver from the silver nitrate.

After Aap ki Marzi-38, he followed his mentor, Dr. Patel and joined Sudama Pictures, when in 1939, Sagar Movietone merged into National Films. Badami

also worked in Famous Cine Laboratories, from 46 to 48.

Apparently, in 1948 Deputy Prime Minister Vallabh bhai Patel, who was then also in charge of the Information Ministry, on a visit to the Cine Laboratories Bombay, asked Badami to help set up a Newsreel and Documentary section. The Films Division was established in 1948. He became chief producer in the newsreel department and made several documentaries. He worked in the Films Division making documentaries from 1948-1952. After that he stopped making films and returned to Bangalore to retire as “I was a forgotten man in the feature film world”. He became an industrialist by starting a manufacturing business. Later he worked as a Consultant for Kamani Group of Industries also. He died in 2005 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1932: Harishchandra; Galava Rishi; Paduka Pattabhishekham; Shakuntala; 1933: Chandrahasa; 1934: Grihalakshmi; 1935: Dr. Madhurika; Vengeance is Mine; 1936: Jeevan Lata; Grama Kanya; 1937: Kokila; Kulavadhu; 1938: Three Hundred Days and After; 1939: Aap Ki Marzi; Ladies Only; 1940: Chingari; Sajani; 1941: Holiday in Bombay; 1942: Khilona; 1943: Prarthana; 1944: Bhagya Lakshmi; 1945: Ramayani; 1946: Uttara Abhimanyu; 1947: Manmani; 1951: Vinoba Bhave (Doc);1952: Roof over the head

(Ack: Sapnon ke saudagar by Vithal Pandya, Sagar Movietone by Biren Kothari, HFGK, muVyz, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, and my notes)

The cast of the film was Sabita Devi, Surendra, Yakub, Aruna, Kayam Ali, Sankatha Prasad and many others. The film’s story was written by Dr. Jayant Shyama. The story is about a young man Kumar (Surendra) who loves Vilasini (Aruna), but has to marry Bansari (Sabita Devi) due to family obligations. The film shows the complications in their lives.

Kumar’s father (Sankatha prasad) has taken a loan from sheth Dinanath (Kayam Ali) for Kumar’s education, on condition of Kumar’s marriage to his daughter Bansuri. Unknown to this precondition, Kumar falls in love and impregnates Vilasini. Due to parental obligations, Kumar is forced to marry Bansuri and abandon Vilasini. As the days pass by, Kumar’s father gets killed accidentally by Kumar himself. Vilasini tries to take the blame on herself. In the court the truth comes out and Bansuri comes to know about her love and pregnancy from Kumar. Bansuri frees Kumar from her bond and the lovers unite.

Now we come to the Music riddles of this film. The film, as mentioned in the book “Sagar Movietone” by Shri Biren Kothari ji gives the name of Bhaskar Rao as its Music Director and also for film ‘ Captain Kirti Kumar-37’. Who is this Bhaskar Rao ? A. Bhaskar Rao was a writer ( Aadmi-39) and asstt. Director(Padosi-41) in Prabhat. Hailing from south karnataka, Amembal Bhasker Rao’s elder brother A.Sunder Rao was an expert Harmonium player. His younger brother A. Dinkar Rao aka D. Amel, was with A.I.R. as a Musician for 40 years. A.Bhasker Rao was a Tabla player and a disciple of Master krisna Rao Phulambrikar.

However, HFGK gives the name of MD as only ” Rao”. The uploader of the song claims that the MD is Shankar Rao Khatu. Dr. Ashok Ranade, in his book “Music beyond Boundaries”, on page 342, mentions the name as Shankar Rao Khatu. I wrote to Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji, who says it is Shankar rao khatu. Now, this Khatu was a famous Bhajan singer. He had dabbled in films too by acting in film Vasant Sena-34, sang a song in film ” Khwabon ki duniya-37″ and gave music to film Sagar kanya-36. In all these films his name appears as Shankar Rao Khatu and nowhere as only “Rao”. I feel this confirms that Rao does not mean Shankar Rao Khatu. In western India like Maharashtra and Gujarat, people from Karnatak or southern states are referred to only as Rao. All these pointers take me to feel that the MD is A.Bhaskar Rao. Moreover, for two successive Sagar films he was the MD.

There is confusion about the singer also. HFGK lists the singer as Rajkumari. When I listened to the other songs of Rajkumari from the same film, I felt that this voice was different. Isuru kariyawasam, the Sinhalese expert on old Hindi films commented on YT that the singer is Sabita Devi. The uploader, Shalin Bhatt agrees to some extent about voice but insists on the name of Rajkumari. Girdharilalji claims it to be Rajkumari Calcuttewali ! I feel it is unlikely because Pullobai did not sing in any film outside Calcutta or films made by other than Calcutta producers. So I have gone the safe way by saying that Rajkumari is the singer of this song.

I request experts to opine. I am not a voice expert.


Song-Tum Tulsi maata pyaari (Village Girl)(1936) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyricist- Unknown, MD- Bhaskar Rao

Lyrics

Tulsi maata pyaari
tum Tulsi Maata pyaari
tum Tulsi Maata pyaari
sati ho dukh nivaari
tum devi sankathaari
sati ho dukh nivaari
tum devi sankathaari
sabke rog taaro tum
sabke rog taaro tum
jeewan nav ka taaro
sabke rog taaro tum
sabke rog taaro tum
jeewan nav ka taaro
Tulsi mata pyaari
tum Tulsi Mata pyaari

mahima sabne maani
mahima sabne maani
murli waala gun gaaya
mahima sabne maani
haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
mahima sabne maani
murli waala gun gaaya
murli waala gun gaaya
murli waala gun gaaya
poojan ko aayi daasi
poojan ko aayi daasi
vinti karat tori main
vinti karat tori main
vinti karat tori main
Tulsi maata pyaari
tum Tulsi Maata pyaari

sati ho dukh nivaari
tum devi sankathaari
sab ke rog taaro tum
sab ke rog taaro tum
sab ke rog taaro tum
jeewan nav ka taaro
jeewan nav ka taaro
Tulsi maata pyaari
tum Tulsi Mata pyaari


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Blog Day :

4475 Post No. : 15977

“Aazaadi Ke Baad”(1951) was directed by D K Chatterjee for The Great Oriental Pictures, Calcutta. This “social” movie had Asit Baran, Meera Mishra, Tandon, Parvati, Miss Pearl, Kalpana, Faiz, Shareif Dehalvi, Dr Rose, Puttan, Pannalal Bose, Vrindawan, Shree Nripen, Rekha, Sudha, Leela, Sujata, Bela etc in it.

This obscure movie had ten obscure songs in it. Details viz record numbers, singers etc are not available on HFGK.

It turns out that some of these songs are gradually becoming available on YT, which shows that records of these songs were made and they are still available with some collectors.

One such song has been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the second song from “Aazaadi Ke Baad”(1951). Like the earlier discussed song, this song too is sung by Suprabha Sarkar. M Razi Banarasi is the lyricist. Music is composed by K P Sen.

I have not been able to get the lyrics right to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

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


Song-Mera toota sapna pyaara (Aazaadi Ke Baad)(1951) Singer-Suprabha Sarkar, Lyrics-M Razi Banarsi, MD-K P Sen

Lyrics

Mera toota sapna pyaara aa
Mera toota sapna pyaara
?? ke sukh ?? nainon se ae ae
?? ke sukh ?? nainon se ae ae
koi nahin sahaara
mera toota sapna pyaara

sulag rahi hai meri duniya
baanch raahi hoon
o o o o
baanch raahi hoon
likha vidhi ka aa aa aa
aag lagi hai
sukh jalte hain
hriday bana angaara
mera toota sapna pyaara

dharti par hai aag barasti ee
ujad gayi ee ee
ujad gayi is man ki basti ee ee ee
dharti par hai aag barasti ee
ujad gayi is man ki basti ee ee
chamka thha jo ek gagan mein
?? gaya wo taara
Mera toota sapna pyaara

bhool gaye wo khel wo gaana
toot gaya wo
o o o
toot gaya wo
sapna suhaana aa aa
?? hai mera jeewan saathi
ab to nahin hamaara
mera toota sapna pyaara aa
mera toota sapna pyaara


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Blog Day :

4474 Post No. : 15976

“Aakhir Kyon”(1985) was produced and directed by J Omprakash. Now I realise why this movie title starts with the letter “A”. 🙂

The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Rakesh Roshan, Tina Munim, Asrani, Sujit Kumar, Shubha Khote, Beena Bannerjee etc in it.

THe movie was a archtypical South Indian “social” movie. Peevesie’s mom, while discussing one earlier song from the movie had provided this summary of the story of the movie

That movie had a very topical theme of a wife (Smita Patil) being abandoned by her whimsical husband (Rakesh Roshan) for another girl (Tina Munim). The story goes on to show Smita becoming a TV anchor (she was one prior to coming into movies) and then graduating to a Novelist. Then it turns out that when her husband’s business falls in bad times he approaches her; requests her to write for him; so that he can get their daughter (whom had forcibly kept with himself at the time of separation) married decently. That is the gist of the movie. We also had a partly bald Rajesh Khanna playing a TV (DoorDarshan) cameraman who admires Smita for her rebounding power and is a support to her throughout.

This movie came at a time when DD was the only channel available and people used to have one TV in their drawing rooms. And whole families used to sit and watch whatever was dished out to them. Otherwise I cannot imagine an entire family sitting and watching this kind of a musical show on TV these days. Also those were the days when people used to quote Rani Jhansi in all their speeches. Also Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher were sources of inspiration.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far, with the movie making its debut in the blog in 2008, the first year for the blog !
Here are the details of the song covered in the blog :-

Blog post number Song Date posted
422 Dushman na kare dost ne wo kaam kiya hai 21 December 2008
5603 Saat rang mein khel rahi hai 8 March 2012
9544 Komal hai kamzor nahin tu 8 March 2014
15696 Ek andhera laakh sitaare 2 July 2020

We can see from the table that second and third song from the movie were discussed on 8th march (2012 and 2014) on the occasion of Women’s day. It shows that the movie had some sort of “Women’s empowerment” message in the movie.

Today (17 october 2020) happens to be the birthday anniversary of Smita Patil (17 October 1955- 13 December 1986). On this occasion, here is the fifth and final song from “Aakhir Kyon”(1985) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song is picturised as a get together song where Smita Patil lip syncs this semi classocal song while others, including Tina Munim, Rakesh Roshan and others look on. Tina Munim also uses this opportunity to fantasise about Rakesh Roshan.

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

With this song, all the five songs of “Aakhir Kyon”(1985) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog. This movie took nearly 12 years (3753 days to be precise) to get YIPPEED.

This song is the 3600th song of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Shaam huyi chadhh aayi re badariya (Aakhir Kyon)(1985) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
Hoon hoon hoon
Hoon hoon

Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

O o o
Aa aa aa

Anchhuye Honth Mere
Khoye Khoye Nain Mere
Goonjatey Hai Praanon Mein
Madhur Madhur Bol Tere
Mere Saath Bain Kare ae Ho o
Mere Saath Bain Kare
Moree Atariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Solah Baras Beete
Gin Gein Ratiyaan
Pee Se Milan Chalee
Sang Kee Sakhiyaan
Ab to Le Lo Piyaa aa Ho o
Ab to Le Lo Piyaa
Aake khabariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Paa ni saa re
Ni saa re
Ni saa re
Ni dha paa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4473 Post No. : 15975

16/10/2020 – 72nd Birthday of Hema Malini
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So the dream girl is turning 7 & 2, 72. This same way we should make 2 & 2, 22. Right ? wrong, imdb is making “two and two make five”, in simple translation of the movie “Do aur do paanch”(1980). They have “Athiest” for “Nastik”, “The patriot” for “Deshpremi” and “Blind law” for ‘Andha Kanoon”. This is great going. But they go a step ahead and translate “Naseeb” as “Destiny and Fate”, whereas “Dard” is “Conflict of emotion”. I learnt today that ‘Trishul” is “Trident” and “Kasauti” is “Criterion” in English. Many of the 173 films listed in the filmography have been left alone, to dwell in their hindi/urdu quagmire. Some titles like ‘Shareef Badmash” ‘Sharafat” ‘Sholay” ‘Sachhe ka bolbalaa”, “ Ek chadar maili si”,”Jise tu qubool kar le” and ‘Maan Gaye ustaad” have been wisely given a wide berth.

But they can’t stop from falling into “Seven on seven” for “Satte pe satta”. And they failed to translate “Dharmatma” into “The Godfather” ?. They could have done worse and translated “Raziya Sultan” to “Emperor of Contentment”. I did tell Peevesie’s mom the other day, this translating of movie names business is a good exercise for the brain.

Let us go to the song and birthday girl now. The Wikpedia page on Hema Malini is here and is quite exhaustive. If I have to say something from my own “two paisa worth” opinion, Hema Malini was one courageous female artist, who being a public personality, chose to be Dharmendra’s second wife, rejecting other eligible bachelors such as Sanjeev Kumar and Jeetendra. About Dharmendra’s commitment, there is very filmy dialogue “ekbaar main ne commitment kar li, to phir main apne aap ki bhi nahi suntaa”. Bigger men and personalities have been found to have feet of clay, in similar situations.

The song I have chosen to present today is a much heard and seen song in “Chaayageet”. It was lying buried in the memory and as soon as I saw the title of the song it came back that it is a song where HemaMalini is playing “hide n seek” with kids in the garden. The kids in question are, Master Chintu, Master Raju, Master Alankar, Master Laddu, Padmini Kolhapure, Madhu Malini, Master chicoo, Bunty, Bobby etc. all child artist. The list is sourced from two different sources, so could be inaccurate. There is sad version also of the song, where these kids are singing and searching for Hema Malini.

This is the brief story line of the film, which stars, Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Asrani, Prem Chopra etc.:

Sapna, who works under a number of aliases, is a modern day female Robin Hood, who steals from whoever she can, so that she can maintain a home for orphans. One day she meets with wealthy and eligible bachelor, AnupamVerma, and poses as a wealthy princess. He takes her to meet his grandparents, and even lets her live in his palatial bunglow. But soon Sapna’s past catches up with her, when she is recognized as Champabai, a prostitute.

The creative team is the prolific Laxmikant-Pyarelal-AnandBakshi, with Lata Mangeshkar singing both versions with few un-credited kids voices and chorus.

Happy version audio :

Happy version video

Sad version audio :

Sad version video

Song-Chhuppa chhupi khelen aao (Dream Girl)(1977) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Happy version
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Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao

Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao

Paas hi chhupnaa
Door nahin jaana
Jab main bulaaoon
Daude daude chale aana
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao

Luk chhup jaana
Makai ka daana
Raja ki beti aayee
Ha ha ha
Ha ha

Sab chhup gaye
Nahin nahin didi
Ek minute

Sab chhup jaao
Aage peechhe
Main baithhi hoon
Ankhiyaan meenchey
Ho o
Sab chhup jaao
Aage peechhe
Main baithi hoon
Ankhiyaan meenchey
Main aayee
Main aayee

Ye pakdi
Kaisi hai ye didi
Bhala aankh michaulee
Daayi aankh band ki
Baanyi aankh kholi

Kisne
Maine
Nahin to
Kaisi hai ye didi
Bhala aankh michaulee
Daayi aankh band ki
Baanyi aankh kholi

Pakadi gayee tum
Chhodo bahaana
Abb main chhupoongi
Mujhe dhoondh ke laana
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao

Chalo abb meri baari hai
Dekho beimaani nahin karna
Haan

Dhoondh hi lenge dhoondhnewaale
Gora mukhda naina kaale
hoondh hi lenge dhoondnewaale
Gora mukhda naina kaale

Hey pakdee
Chhupne bhi diya nahin
Mujhe haay haay
Chori chori mere peechhe
Peechhe chale aaye
Chori chori mere peechhe
Peechhe chale aaye
Pakadi gayee main
Tumne ye jaana
Tumne ye maana hoga
Maine nahin maana
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao

Paas hi chhupna
Door naa jaana
Jab main bulaaoon
Daude daude chale aana
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao
Chhupa chhupi khelein aao

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Sad version lyrics :
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paas hi chhupnaa
door na jaana
jab ham bulaayen
didi daudi chali aana
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao

tu to sach much chhup gayi didi
tu to sach much chhup gayi didi
roothh gayi tu
baat hai seedhi
gali gali dhoondhe
ma’afi maange
ham saare ae
gali gali dhoondhe
ma’afi maange
ham saare ae

saamne to aajaa
tu hi jeeti
ham haare
tu hi jeeti
ham haare

aankh michauli ka kar ke bahaana
achcha banaaya tu ne
hamko deewaanaa
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao

bhool huyi ham
khel khel mein
reh gaye ham sab aaj akele
bhool huyi ham
khel khel mein
reh gaye ham sab aaj akele

ham se zyaada pyaare
kya meet mil gaye
lagtaa hai tujhe didi
naye geet mil gaye
naye geet mil gaye
bhool gayi wo geet puraana
jab ham bulaayen
didi daudi chali aana
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao

chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao
chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao


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