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Hawaa aa rahi ghata chhaa rahi naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

Posted on: June 26, 2021

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Today’s song is from the film Farz-1947. This is an absolutely unknown and obscure film, made in the melee of the Partition blues. No information about this film is available anywhere. Even information in HFGK is also not complete.

When I first saw the name Farz, I remembered the 1967 film of Jeetendra and Babita. In those days, Jeetendra had become famous as ‘Jumping Jack’ and his trademark was White T-Shirt and White shoes. Farz was his just the 5th film, but the overwhelming success of this film catapulted him to the Top of the league. He became the young girls’ heartthrob.

In the film Farz he played the role of Secret Agent 116. This film was a remake of the Telugu film ” Goodachari 116″ made in 1966. A very interesting feature of the film Farz was that 2 sequels were made on this film – Keemat-73 with Dharmendra and Rakhsha-82 with Jeetendra himself. In all the 3 films, the Hero’s name was Gopal Krishna Pandey- Secret Agent 116 !

Film Farz-67 and its ” original” Goodachari 116 were actually based on Hollywood films of Agent OSS 117. French author Jean Bruce wrote 88 novels describing the adventures of Agent OSS-117. After the author’s death in an accident, his wife Jesette wrote 143 novels on OSS-117 and after her death, their daughter wrote 23 novels on OSS-117. This must be a World Record, surely ! Several movies too were made on these books, till the end of the 80’s.

But the film Farz-1947 may not have been of this type, looking at the cast and the director and in any case that was not the period of such films. HFGK does not mention the film’s Genre. The film was made by New Hindusthan Pictures Ltd, Bombay. It was the second film of writer-Director Niranjan. He had already directed the film Kahan Gaye in 1946. Later he also directed the film Sajan ka Ghar-1948. Then his name disappeared, till it appeared in 1954 in the case of his divorce.

As per HFGK, the cast of the film was Ragini, Chand Burke, Sudhir, Agha, Fareeda and Leela. No names of lyricists or the singers of the 9 songs were given. The MD was K.S.Sagar. He seems to have given music to one more film Sajan ka Ghar-1948. One song from this film is already discussed here.

As far as the actors were concerned, this was the First and the Last film of the Hero Sudhir-in India- before he migrated to Pakistan and made a name there. Sudhir ‘s real name was Shah Zaman Khan Afridi. He was born on January 25, 1921 and died on January 19, 1997 in Lahore. Sudhir was married thrice, first in his own family, second was actress Shammi and the third actress Zeba for a while. Sudhir’s son from his first wife, Shah Zaman (film name) was seen in the film Dushman ki Talash (1978).

Sudhir was a legendary film hero in both Urdu and Punjabi films. He had a long film career of 38 years and appeared mainly in main roles. Almost all main heroes were seen in side roles with Sudhir. His first film was before partition, New Hindustan Film’s release Farz (1947). It was directed by Niranjan and the heroine was Ragini.

In Pakistan, he was the hero of the third released film Hichkolay in 1949. Daud Chand was the director and Najma was the heroine. He got huge success as action hero in the film Baghi in 1956 and his last film was a Pashto film Pat Khamar in 1989.

Sudhir was a highly respected film personality. He was known as Lala Sudhir – Lala means Uncle in Pashto language and Elder Brother in Punjabi language. He was of Pashton origin but he spent all his life in Lahore. He had only a single Pashto film in his career and that was actually a Punjabi film Puttar da Pyar (1972) which was released in Pashto version.

Secondly, the Heroine Ragini, who had acted in 14 Hindi films- for her this was the last film in India, before she migrated to Pakistan. Ragini was born as Shamshad Begum, in 1923, at Gujranwala, in a bazaar, where, to quote that great sage, Agha Hashr, “Days are dormant and nights wide awake.” Her mother named her Shamshad Begum, and her father, Seth Diwan Parmanand, happily allowed a Muslim name. But, her mother died during her childhood, and Diwan took this young girl from Gujranwala to Lahore.

Even this early, Ragini had the looks that made her noticeable. In those days, the classical sense of beauty was quite different. Large, sparkling eyes and a fair complexion was enough for any girl in the films to be termed beautiful. Aahoo Chashm Ragni and Pari Chehra Naseem (Saira Bano’s mother) were both considered the epitome of beauty, although young people question those attributes today as “just average”.

Ragini was not able to go to school for undisclosed reasons, although she had a happy childhood. Diwan Sahab’s good friend, Roop K. Shorey was a well known film maker, and one day, while visiting his house, he noticed the girl child. “Isn’t she cute?” he said. “She has the looks of a fine film actress.” Although Diwanjee had some reservations about allowing the girl to join the industry, Shorey pledged that he would look after her at every step of the shoot. In those days, there were very few girls in the industry. To find a seventeen year old girl as the heroine meant that you had hit the jackpot.

Shorey cast Shamshad as Ragini, in Kamla Movietones’ Punjabi film, Dulla Bhatti in 1940. M.D. Kunwar was the hero, while Ragini played Nooran in the film. It was a hit and people were spellbound by her charm. Her next film, Sehti Murad did not make such a bang. She also did ‘himmat’ and ‘Raavipaar’. Later, she worked in many films before Partition, including her first Hindi film,Nishani-42,,Naila,Anarkali,Poonji, Kaise Kahoon, Dasi, Shirin Farhad,farz and others. In A.R. Kardar’s film, Shahjahan, Ragini played Mumtaz Mahal, while her first hero, M. D. Kunwar, who had done Dulla Bhatt’s role, characterized Shahjahan with great aplomb. Kunwar was so enamoured of Ragini that he had requested Kardar for the role, to be close to Ragini. Unfortunately, Ragini did not respond to his romantic advances, and Kunwar sank himself in perpetual drunkenness, which led to his getting infected by tuberculosis and his death soon after that.

Ragini was invited to India to do two films,Chamkee-52 and Insaan-52. She did this and went back to Pakistan. Later she divorced her first husband and married producer Gul. Her last days in Pakistan were very sad. She was thrown out of her house by her Son in Law,as he did not want an actress in his house. She spent her last days in a small room in Lahore and died unsung on 27-2-2007 at the age of 85 years.

In this film, the director’s wife Chand Burke was also acting. Chand Burke was born in a Punjabi Christian family in Lahore. She made her debut in Maheshwari Productions’ Kahan Gaye (1946), which Niranjan wrote and directed. They fell in love on the sets and got married in 1945. Thereafter, Chand appeared in a number of Punjabi films made in Lahore, and was widely known as “the Dancing Lily of the Punjab.”

Partition and her subsequent migration to Bombay adversely affected her career. After “Hamari Manzil,” which was released in 1949, Chand Burke went into complete oblivion. It was Raj Kapoor who selected her for that important role as children’s tormentor in “Boot Polish-53,” over 200 other contestants, her screen-test convincing Raj Kapoor that she was a talented actress. Some of her well known films were Ferry-54, Basant Bahar-56, yahudi ki beti-56, Adalat-58 and Lajwanti-58.

Chand was the only one in a family of twelve brothers and sisters to have joined the films. Her brother S. M. Burke, I.C.S., was a Minister to the Scandina­vian countries for Pakistan. Chand ob­tained judicial separation by mutual consent from her husband, writer-director Niranjan in 1954.

She was also married to Sunder Singh Bhavnani- grandfather of superstar Ranveer Singh. She is also related to Suneeta Kapoor.

She acted in 32 films. Her last film was Pehchan-72.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Zeenat Begum and Dilshad Begum, as per the uploader-our own Sadanand Kamath ji, who also says that the Lyricist is also the Music Director. Enjoy….

Song- Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan (Farz)(1947) Singers- Zeenat begum, Dilshad begum, Lyricist -K.S.Sagar, MD- K.S.Sagar


Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan
Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaanniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

baagh mein jab khile chameli
baagh mein
haay baagh mein jab khile chameli
kyun dhadke mera jiya saheli
ho jaaun chanchal albeli
ho jaaun chanchal albeli
kyun abkhiyaan banin nishaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

solah baras teri umariyaa baali
solah baras haaye
solah baras teri umariyaa baali
hirni si teri chaal niraali
chaal niraali teri
chaal niraali
honthon pe hansi
gaalon pe laali
honthon pe hansi
gaalon pe laali
teri ankhiyaan kahen kahaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

mori atariya kaaga boley
mori atariya
mori atariya kaaga boley
mast jawaani meri dagmag doley
kaliyon ne jab ghoonghat kholey
kaliyon ne jab ghoonghat kholey
arre bhanwron ko soojhi shaitaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

2 Responses to "Hawaa aa rahi ghata chhaa rahi naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan"

Arun ji
Heart felt thanks and regards for this informative post, superb post……


Thanks, Prakash ji.


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