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Kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi

Posted on: October 19, 2020


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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

1 Response to "Kaho bhaabhi meri kab aayegi"

Thanks for this wonderfull information and song. It shows that pair of C RAmchandra + LAta had max songs in this time, but may not be so popular as in next decade.

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