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Aa sajni pyaar karen

Posted on: May 23, 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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Most of us like to see films, be it on a TV, in a cinema hall, or through DVD. Some like old films, some like new films. Did you ever see films like, Khooni Khanzar, Dagabaj Doctor, Shaitaan ka paash, Char chakram, Daku Rani Talwarwali, Jaadu ka dandaa, Zinda Laash, Revolver Rani, Sindbad-Alladin-Alibaba, Flying man, Fighter Sheela, Khooni Darinda, Tarzan aur Jadugar, Tarzan aur Jadui Chiraag, Golden Gang, Murde ki jaan khatare mein, or Jadui putli ?

I bet none of these movie names have been even heard by you ever. These are all STUNT FILMS or in other words ‘C’ grade films.

Stunt films, Costume films, fantasy films and purely Religious films are normally treated as C grade films. These film do not carry any prestige, the actors working in them are exclusive to C grade films, the production values and the budget is quite low and most important, they are ALWAYS shown in theatres situated in older parts of the town, single screens, or only for Morning shows or in Theatres generally frequented by lower strata of society.

A person seeing/loving or craving for such films is generally considered a ‘Low’ creature and a person with ‘child brain’.

In India ,this is the fate of C grade films .Actually these films have everything that A and B grade films have, like, story, songs, dances, fights etc, but still, the treatment given to handling of the story etc in the films is very poor or lacking in expertise.

Stunts have improved, Technology has evolved but the participation of Zippy the Monkey, Tiger the Horse, Moti the Dog, parrots, snakes and khatara cars named Rolls Royce ki beti and Austin ki Bachhi is missing ! The contribution of Fearless Nadia in making Stunt films popular can not be denied, but then she had the backing of companies like Wadia Movietone. Basant pictures, Ranjit, Sagar, National etc. When you read the stories of these films please don’t employ Logic or common sense to it. This is a different world altogether. The set of actors is fixed, many times the composers are unheard of or they are known composers now in bad shape, the Directors are typical and the production houses are exclusive to churn out such films.

It is, nevertheless, a fact that many well known and famous actors and actresses of the 40s and 50s evolved from the stunt films of yore. Examples are Jairaj or Master Bhagwan. Can you believe that this roly-poly Bhagwan Dada was a great body-builder when he started in stunt films in the late 30’s ? Lalita Pawar (Amboo), Madhuri, Rampyari, Miss Moti, Sabita Devi, and Sulochana (Ruby Myers) are some female examples who graduated to Social films via Stunt films.

Sometimes Gems are found in these C grade films. Remember the famous qawali- Hamen to loot liya mil ke husn walon ne- which had the honour of becoming the prestigious 5000th song in this Blog ? This was from a C grade film- AL HILAL.

In the 50s and 60s,some respectability was brought to these stunt films by actors like Mahipal, Ranjan, Dara Singh, Azad, Hemant Birje etc. The Heroinesof these movies included Mumtaz, Tabassum, Vijaya Chaudhary, Indira, Nishi etc. Mumtaz started with Stunts and graduated to greater heights and was counted in Top actresses of her days. Costume and Stunt films like Baaz, Insaniyat and Azaad etc were made respectable by the stars acting in them. Over a period the picture changed and nowadays every alternate film has breath-taking stunts done by almost all top Heroes. Thanks to SFX !

Action/Stunt films have a major segment and that is films made with Jungle as a background. Such films had their inspiration from Hollywood Tarzan films. The original Tarzan story was written by Sir Edgar Rice Burrows and it was first published in 1912,followed by its 23 sequels. The story proved to be immensely popular.No wonder, then, that it attracted the Hollywood producers.

The First Silent film ” Tarzan of the Apes” was released in 1918 in which Tarzan’s role was done by Elmo Lincoln and Jane Porter was Enid Markey. From 1918 to 2008,Hollywood made 89 Tarzan Films. The First Talkie film on Tarzan was ” Tarzan-The Ape Man” in 1932.Johnny Weissmuller was doing Tarzan’s role and Maureen O’Sulivan was Jane in it. Johnny was a German bred Romanian settled in America. He was an Olympic Swimming Champion with 5 Gold medals. The pair of Johnny and Maurine was very popular. Johnny Weissmuller did 12 films of Tarzan from 1932 to 1948. 6 films with Maureen,2 without any Jane and 4 with Brenda Joyce. After Johnny, 5 Tarzan films were done by Lex Barker and 6 were done by Gordon Scott. After 1960,there were different Tarzan actors in every film. The Chimpanzee “Cheetah” was there in films from 1932 to 1960,when he died.

In most films, the scripts were loyal to the novels. However, in the novel, Tarzan and Jane get married and they have a son too. In films, they never got married and their son ” BOY ” was found and adopted by Jane. There was one film ” Tarzan goes to India”-1962, in which Firoz khan, Simi Garewal, Jagdish Raj (as Police Inspector),Murad and G. Raghavan had also acted.

In western films, the popular roles are done by the same actors in many films and they are known by that character. For example Sean Connery is famous for James Bond roles, similarly, Johnny Weissmuller is known for his Tarzan roles. These actors later did many other films but their names were connected to the famous roles forever. In India, we do not find such consistency. Here the actor is known by the Genre of his specialty films-like tragedy films-Dilip kumar, Comedy Films-Kishore kumar, Romantic films-Dev Anand, Action Films-Akshay kumar etc.

In India, the core concepts of famous stories on Tarzan, Mythology or folk/costume are adapted by our filmmakers with great talent and creativity. While doing so, they have twisted the Time frame, boundaries of famous stories have been scaled with exceptional ease and an unusual mixture of story characters woven into films. For example, films like Sindbad, Alibaba and Alladin-65 or Shankar, Seeta and Anusuya-65 can only be thought of by the most creative and innovative story writers !

Famous character Tarzan has been combined with Delilah, King Kong, Circus, Cobra, Gorilla, Hercules, Jadugar, Magic lamp, Jalpari, Paristan, Fairyland and even Delhi ! For our filmmakers Time and History are no barriers. Tarzan has been adapted to its Avatar in the form of Zambo, Zimbo, Zanga and Zingaro.

Films with Jungle Titles are almost 60. Here too, the kind of variety in Titles will surprise you. Jungle is coupled with Boy, Beta, Man, King, Jawan, Jawahar, Hero, Girl, Goddess, Princess, Chandni, Sherni, Nagin, Queen, Love, Love story, Haseena, Hoor, Ladki, Sundari, Jawani, Pyar, Muhabbat etc etc. There is one Junglee Tarzan also to sum up the titles.

Sometimes stunt films have a misleading title like Dildar, Dhokebaz, Bahadur kisan, Attention, Azad jeewan etc.etc. However expert Stunt lovers can make it by just seeing the cast. That’s one speciality of stunt films. Names of actors working in stunt films are rather unusual and sometimes weird too. Here are some examples – Mithoo Miyan. Bismilla, Jiji Bhai, Kunzroo, Runzod, Gareeb Shah, Fatty prasad, Kurban Jaun, Manchi Toothi, Bachha, Fazloo, Khodu Irani, Premi, Maqbool Pujari, Nirasha, Vilayatu and two special names CHEMIST and BAJARBATTU.

I was very curious about this name Bajarbattu and wanted to know who this person was. After many years, atlast I came to know about him. His real name was Anant Apte. He started his career with silent films, shifted to Talkie and finally he became a cinematographer and a leading Film Editor. In 1930, Prabhat Film Company had made a silent film “RANISAHEBA”. This was India’s first children’s film. In this film, actor Anant Apte’s name was Bajarbattu. This name became so popular that as long as he was acting, he used that name only in film credits. There is an anecdote about how he helped actor Dharmendra to get established in Hindi films.

Dharmendra was a struggling actor in 1961. He was working in Shola aur Shabnam- his just the second film. He came to know that Bimal Roy was planning to make Bandini. He knew that once he acts in Bimal Ro’s film, his struggle will be over, so he went to Bimal Roy and asked for work. He also told him about his 2 films. Bimal Roy said, ” If you can bring and show me 1 or 2 reels of your films, I can think about you.” Dharmendra went to Ramesh Saigal to ask for 2 reels of film Shola or Shabnam to show to Bimal Roy. Saigal was angry and said” I dont show my film reels to any other director-even if he is Bimal Roy”

Dharmendra was in tears. Those days Anant Apte (Bajarbattu) was the editor of that film. He told Dharmendra ” dont lose hopes. I will give you 2 reals ” He gave 2 reels to Dharmendra and those reels won him a role in film Bandini ! Then there was no stopping him. Anant Apte’s younger brother Madhu Apte was also an actor in Marathi and Hindi films. He stammerred a lot, but he used this lacuna to advantage and did comic roles. ( information from book ” गाथा मराठी सिनेमाची ” by Isak Mujawar ).

Today’s song is from film DILDAR-1947. This Stunt film was made by Shivraj productions and was directed by R.Shivraj, the owner himself. After the second world war many people who earned extra money by Black Marketing etc entered film industry and made many films. Some of them even directed films. This Shivraj probably was also one of them. Having directed his first film Dhokebaaz in 1946, he tried once again with this film and them closed his shop. I did not find his name ever after in any film.

The music was by Shaukat Dehalvi….who became famous and well known after changing his name for the 4th time as NASHAAD. Born as Shaukat Haidari, in Delhi, on 11-7-1923, He was one composer who used several names to give music. His first film was Dildar in 1947. He used the name Shaukat Dehlavi for Dildar-47, Paayal-48, Suhagi-48, Dada-49, Ghazab-51 and Ram Bharose-51. He was Shaukat Hussain Dehlavi for Jeene do-48, Shaukat Ali for Toote Tarey-48 and Shaukat Haidari for Aiye-49.

The Lyricist was C.M.Hunar. He wrote 89 songs in 12 films – Neelam-45, Kango-46, Haqdar-46, Stage Girl-47, Kismatwali-47, Dildar-47, Tigress-48, Jungle Goddess-48, Naqli Baap-49, Billi-49, Do Bahadur-53 and Jaani Dushman-57.

The song is a duet by Shaukat Dehalvi and Naseem Akhtar. With this song, film Dildar makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song-Aa sajni pyaar karen (Dildaar)(1947) Singers-Naashaad, Naseem Akhtar, Lyrics-C M Hunar, MD-Nashaad
Both

Lyrics

Aa sajni ee
Aa sajni ee
pyaar karen
haan pyaar karen
aa saajan
pyaar karen
pyaar karen
aa saajan

prem ki sundar raaton mein
pyaar ki meethhi baaton mein haay
prem ki sundar raaton mein
pyaar ki meethhi baaton mein
haay
pyaar ki meethhi baaton mein

man se man ka
man se man ka
vyopaar karen
haay pyaar karen
aa saajan pyaar karen
pyaar karen

aa sajni

saare jagat ki reet bhulaa kar
saare jagat ki reet bhulaa kar
do dinon ki duniya basaa kar
do dinon ki duniya basaa kar

prem ka saagar
prem ka saagar paar karen
haay pyaar karen
aa saajan
pyaar karen
pyaar karen

aa sajni
pyaar karen
haan pyaar karen
aa saajan

ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha
pyaar ko apne tan man ka
aa aa aa aa
pyaar ko apne tan man ka
aa aa aa
pyaar ko apne jeevan ka
pyaar ko apne jeevan ka

pyaara pyaara haar karen
pyaara pyaara haar karen
pyaar karen
aa saajan
pyaar karen
pyaar karen

aa sajni
pyaar karen
haan pyaar karen
aa saajan
pyaar karen
haan pyaar karen

8 Responses to "Aa sajni pyaar karen"

Arun Ji,
Thanks for the beezy post for the Sunday morning. Quite amusing to read your take on C grade films and C grade artistes and film units. Generally, I feel, low budget films with not so successful stars, poor production values give a film C grade tag.
Interesting to read about Dharmendra & Bimal Roy. This break might have paved for another association Dharmendra- Hrishikesh Mukherji.

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Satish ji,
Thanks for your appreciation.
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I know Madhu Apte who was there in Rajendra Kumar`s Ganwar and Anjana(as a side kick to Rajendra Kumar in his garage)(a small built man with big teeth and nose),

But Imdb mixed up Madh Apte`s name with another Marathi female artiste Madhu Apte, it seems………Again same name confusion here arises. …I guess

Thanks a lot Arun ji for the vaulable information and informative post………

Regards
Prakash

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Prakash ji,
Thanks for your appreciation.
I am not aware of any Female actress by name Madhu Apte in Marathi. There was Madhu Kambikar, Madhumati….
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Arunji,
Excellent post. I notice that Nashad was also a singer.
AK

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AK ji,
Thanks for your appreciation.
Nashaad sang 1 song each in films Dildar-47, Aaiye-49 and Baaradari-55. His first wife Nargis was a singer and second wife Premlata was also a singer.
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Arun ji,

Lovely info on C grade films & anecdote about Dharam Paji! Nice to see Nashad sang too!

Regards,

Umesh

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Umesh ji,
Glad to read that you liked everything in this post. That makes my day !
Thanks.
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