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Chal saajan chal saajan

Posted on: May 11, 2021


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

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Writing on old films, its people and its music is an unusual hobby. Such people are very few and what they write is read by a limited but a large circle. This group of people are exclusive and generally they are not recognised by the society. Funnily, ” writing on old films” is mainly ( and wrongly) equated with old songs only. people are not aware that there is a world beyond old songs and music as far as old films are concerned.

Whenever I tell people that ‘ I write on old films’, their immediate reaction is to start praising old songs which they know. Depending on the age of the person, the period of ‘ old films’ differs. For an young man of, say 20-25 years old films may mean films which came in the 80’s and 90’s. For people of 30-40 years, films of the 6o’s and 70’s are old films. For people of 45-60 years of age, old films are from the 50’s. Only people in the age bracket of 65 to say 80/85, it is films of the 30’s and 40’s which are old films !

Irrespective of the age group and their definition of old films, people unanimously equate films with songs only. That is why I say films have 2 parts…..
1. Poetry – It consists of the songs, the lyricists, the Music Director, the arrangers, instruments used and its players, how songs are presented, who is the singer etc etc.
2. Prose – It consists of information of the producing studios,producers, directors, actors, film stories, locations, cinematography and all those who help make a film-other than songs and music.

Most Social Media sites and groups centre around film music, songs, singers and related topics. I would guess that about 95 % groups and sites belong to this category. However, the remaining 5% groups and sites, Blogs loyally give importance to people connected with film making. They collect and provide information on the old films, production houses, biographies of artistes, producers, directors, cinema stories,filmographies, interviews with people etc etc. These sites and groups are exclusive and known only to people who are interested in this aspect of films, for whatever reasons.

However, I strongly believe that the 2 parts, i.e. Prose and Poetry of films are incomplete without each other. One may specialise in knowledge of one part, but he can not do without having a sufficient knowledge of the other part too. For example, if I specialise in the Prose part of old films, I also have a sufficient knowledge of the Poetry part of the films. Therefore,instead of specialisation, i would call it a Preference of the particular part. I have also noted that most people who write or do any kind of blogging or ‘siting’ of old Hindi films, do this as a Hobby. In a way, it is ” Love’s Labour” for them.

Another point.As is generally believed,all people connected with this hobby are not the ‘Retired ‘ people. There are enthusiastic bloggers in this field, who are professionals having either a job or a business. Some high profile bureaucrats, some doctors, educationists, professors, senior managers in Government or private enterprises or even directors of companies. They are of course in the age group of 45 and above. Not that there are no young people involved in old films. Just take a round of related pages on Fb, you will find quite young people enjoying old songs and also putting their ‘ knowledgeable’ remarks/comments.

I developed this love of old films quite early, in my early or pre teens, perhaps.As the youngest member of a big joint family, I was assigned the duty of accompanying the elders, whenever they went to see a film – which was quite often. I started liking films (mostly mythological or social films) and their songs. I branched off into seeing action and stunt films with my friends. Language was not a bar. Hyderabad being a multilingual state, I used to see films in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, English (especially Republic Serials like Captain Marvel etc.)

I developed a habit of jotting down the details of the film seen, in a notebook. This habit lasted with me till about a few years till I reached my final college year in the late 50’s. Once I joined my job and then got married, my notebook writing stopped. I had carefully preserved these notebooks till I started writing articles. But by that time many notebooks had faded, some were torn, some had white ants. I salvaged many and transcribed from the spoiled ones, but some information was lost forever. Still, what remained was enough for me to write hundreds of posts and film synopsis. Good habits always help !

Believing in discipline and organised work, all my more than 1000 articles are neatly stacked in 45 Long books. More than 1100 Bio sketches of cine artistes are in my Laptop. I have 100s of books, purchased and got as gifts from the authors,in Hindi, Marathi and English. I have already written in a diary what is to be done of all these after I leave and also informed the person. The idea is not to waste all this knowledge and that the next generation should have it readymade.

Today’s post has become a different one. Once in a while, some diversion !.

Today’s song from the film Torpedo-41 is a lovely, sweet song by Rajkumari Banareswali. This was a Costume film as per HFGK, but looking at the actors it seems to be a mixture of action and stunt. The cast is Yashwant Dave, Shehzadi, Samson, Meher Sultana and others. The director was N A Mansuri, B.A. He later directed 2 more films, Soorat-47 and Sanwariya-49. I wonder what must he be doing in between ? Music was by Shyam Babu Pathak and Shanti kumar. With this song, film Torpedo makes its Debut on the Blog. Thanks to Shri Abhay Jain(US) for the rare song and Sadanand Kamath ji for uploading it for me.


Song- Chal Saajan chal saajan Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen (Torpedo)(1941) Singer- Rajkumari-Banareswali, Lyricist- Kabil, MD- Shanti Kumar Desai

Lyrics

Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan

is duniya se ae door kahin jaa kar
is duniya se ae door kahin jaa kar
door kahin
door
door kahin
door
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan

prem ka deepak man mein jalaa kar
prem ka deepak man mein jalaa kar
kaali ghata ka parda hataa kar
kaali ghata ka parda hataa kar
duniya ki nazron o o o se
duniya ki nazron o o o se
ojhal ho jaayen
ojhal ho jaayen aen aen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhotisi duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan

ham tum hon wahaan
aur na ho koi
ham tum hon wahaan
aur na ho koi
bhor bhaye aji saajan ho
bhor bhaye aji saajan ho
viyog ke baadal kabhi na chhaayen
viyog ke baadal kabhi na chhaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan

13 Responses to "Chal saajan chal saajan"

Your meticulously jotting down the details and discipline resulting in our enjoying the fruits of labour and love for film music. Thanks a lot and will remain grateful for the enjoyment derived from your posts.

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Manohar Lal Dave ji,
Thanks for your appreciation.
Your comment is coming after a long time.
Hope all is well with you.
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I am fine and hope you are doing fine.Age related infirmity hinders from commenting all the time. But your as well as other Atulites posts I do admire and wish all Atulites remain safe and healthy.

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Arunkumar ji,

A welcome and rather atypical post wherein you have written much more of your habit than the semi-biography of film artists.

Well, this labour of love of jotting down of film notes has resulted in 100s of posts on this blog and elsewhere.

This work of yours is unique and benefits a lot of like-minded people. Same-name confusion would have remained a confusion if not for your pioneering efforts.

Well “Rajkumari-Banareswali” made me to run around the net again. I think it would be better for all us to call her Rajkumari Dubey as even wiki identifies her by this full name.’

Thanks again.

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What a different flavoured post guruji.
And I must say that youu are meticulous in your posts as you were in your jottings.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge through well written posts.
I am glad that I am still learning

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Peevesie’s Mom ji,
Thanks for your kind words.
Once in a while some change in style adds to enthusiasm.
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Dear Mahesh ji,
Thanks for your appreciation.
Rajkumari got married very late in her life. Till then she was known and distinguished as Rajkumari Banareswali, because there were 3 other Rajkumaris…..Rajkumari Calcuttewali, Rajkumari Shukla and T.R.Rajkumari, all operating at the same time in Hindi films.
I prefer to use the period name for artistes. For Geeta Dutt’s songs before her marriage I try to call her Geeta Roy and for events in Mumbai before 1995, I try to mention it as Bombay. Same with Madras and Calcutta.
I feel it is appropriate. ( Wiki is not everything.)
Thanks again.
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Sir ji,
Enjoyed the post and the song too. Thanks for the post. Your posts are always, informative, interesting and exciting (for me) because they took me altogether different world of cinema and its nostalgia.
Well, aapne apne beshkimti khazaane ke baare mein to likha lekin baad mein jo likhaa wo dil ko chhoo gaya, and made me emotional.
Isiliye main sattar ke dashak ke cinema ki style mein is khazaane ke baare mein abhi kuchh nahin likh rahaa hoon. 🙂 Main apne group mein bhi kisi ko nahin bataaunga 🙂 Jo secret aapne mujhe bataaya hai 🙂
Thanks again, like the today’s song very much
Regards,

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Avinash ji,
Thanks for your appreciation.
One must realise the realities of life, because these are not under our control.
Thanks.
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Dear Arunji,

It’s always pleasure to read your posts! It’s heartening to see you are cherishing, preserving & also growing your hobby of writing about Old Films!
Thank for letting us peep into your creative process of writing!

Warm Regards,

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Umesh ji,
So nice to read your comments !
Thanks.
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BTW a small doubt is the lyricist Kabil same as Kaabil Amritsari?

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Same.

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