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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 6
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Remembering Mohammed Rafi Sahab on his 41st remembrance day :

Writing a post of a song by Mohammed Rafi Sahab is almost a second nature thing for me. I have not counted but nearly 50 % on my post must be of his songs, the exalted one, who was especially blessed by the Almighty with a life, spend smiling and spreading smiles as far as I know. Some people do want to remember him by the sad songs which he sang with equal spirit, giving them his all, that the song, situation and composition demanded, the same as he did for other songs. I found this photo, and see who has the widest smile of them all: <a href=”https://in.pinterest.com/pin/46724914867514223/&#8221; this and this this .

There are platitudes and eulogies and tributes paid in honour of celebrities, when they pass away, nowadays it is usually on social media. And then there is the sea of humanity, that erupted on a rainy friday of Ramadhan 1980 on the streets of Bandra and Juhu. It was 1980, not the time when the dwellers of this city could afford a new umbrella every monsoon. So it was black umbrellas galore on the tv screen, and many people who were without umbrella, having come out to brave the weather or travelled overnight from other parts of the country. They all had one aim, to accompany their beloved Rafi Sahab to the final destination. To walk two steps alongwith the ‘janaza’ of a ‘nek banda’, with the prayers for the departed soul’s maghfirah on every lip and in the heart.

I realized the real pain of losing someone close and dear 9 years ago, when my elder sister expired. A few days after that, my father said that he didn’t know what to ask from the Almighty in du’aa, as most of my du’aa was for her health and long life. In my turn I told him that though we all are grieving and crying on her passing away, but the tears and sadness is all for us actually. The thought of living on without that dear one, makes us feel lonely and bereft.

A year before she died, I had visited her in Bangalore. She was over the top to have me visit her, and we went to a lot of places. One day we both were going somewhere and we passed a ‘qabrastaan’ where her mother-in-law was buried. She said a prayer and told me we should always recite the prayer whenever we pass a qabrastan. The prayer roughly translates as “today you are resting here, we shall follow you tomorrow, for sure”.

Some similar thoughts on passing away of Rafi sahab are expressed in this song written by Anand Bakshi. This is a unique song in the film ‘Kroadh’ where Amitabh Bachchan is called on stage to pay tribute of Rafi Sahab on his 9th death anniversary programme. Amitabh Bachchan says a few sentences and starts singing the song:

na fankaar tujhsa tere baad aaya…
Mohammed Rafi tu bahot yaad aayaa….

The singer here is Mohammed Aziz who himself has passed away a few months ago. He has sung this song in memory of his idol very feelingly and there are tears in the eyes of Amitabh as he sings on stage and also the audience who are watching it. The scenes of ‘janaaza’ that Amitabh Bachchan is seen as recalling, were truly witnessed by him as well as Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant Pyarelal(possibly). I am sure about Amitabh Bachchan having witnessed it funeral as I have seen a photographs of him with Amjad Khan, Vinod Khanna and Rajesh Khanna. Here is the article where he Amitabh remembers the same.
This article has some rare photos of the fateful day.

The song is so appropriate for this occasion, that I am neglecting to post a song by Rafi Sahab himself. But this song expresses the feelings of Mohammed Aziz, Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Anand Bakshi, as the record holder for having written highest no. of film songs must be the lyricist with the highest no. of songs written for Rafi Sahab too. Laxmikant-Pyarelal are also having similar record with Rafi Sahab. Right from ‘Dosti’ and ‘Parasmani’, they were the one’s who justified the ‘Dosti’ and stood with Rafi Sahab through his thick and thin.

These artists composed and performed the song 9 years after Rafi Sahab’s passing away, and gave words and expression to the feelings of millions of his fans throughout the world.

teraa naam koyi nahi bhool paaya
Mohammed Rafi tu bahot yaad aayaa

Video:

Song-Na fankaar tujh sa tere baad aayaa (Kroadh)(1990) Singer-Mohammed Aziz, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Lyrics

Na fankaar tujh sa
tere baad aayaa

na fankaar tujh sa
tere baad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
na fankaar tujh sa
tere baad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa

tera gham agarche
bahot hai puraana
tera gham agarche
bahot hai puraanaa
tujhe ham se bichhde
huaa ek zamaana
huaa ek zamaana
teraa naam koyi
nahi bhool paaya
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa

chale jaayenge ham
musaafir hain saare
musaafir hain saare
magar ek shikwa hai
lab pe hamaare
tujhe kitni jaldi
khudaa ne bulaayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa

mere dil ko phir aaj
tadpa gaya hai
wo manzar mere
saamne aa gayaa hai
wo manzar mere
saamne aa gayaa hai
mere dil ko phir aaj
tadpa gaya hai
wo manzar mere
saamne aa gayaa hai
ke logon ne teraa
janaaza utthaaya
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
na fankaar tujh sa
tere baad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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4761 Post No. : 16507

Today 31st July’2021 is the forty-second ‘Remembrance Day’ of Singer Mohd Rafi (born on 24.12.1924 and passed away on 31.07.1980).

On this occasion as a tribute to him I am presenting a song from the 1965 movie ‘Sant Tukaram’.

This was the oldest song, movie-wise, and oldest one that I had noted among the Rafi songs lying ready with me.

“Sant Tukaram-1965” was directed by Rakesh Nanda for ‘Ashok Films, Bombay’. It had Anita Guha, Shahu Modak, B.M. Vyas, Rohit Kumar, Madhu Apte, Badri Prasad, Kesari, Narmada Shankar, Vishwas Kunte, Tun Tun, Sadhna Khote, Helen, Rajpal and others.

Our respected Arun ji has given the story of this movie while discussing this song ‘Is jeewan mein jin jin se… ham to chale apne gaaon, sab ko mera raam raam’ as below.

About there centuries ago, Tukaram was born in Dehu Gaon. He was a sudra and had poor village folk take good from his shop and asked them to pay when they could afford. Mumbaji, the Pujari of the Ganesh Temple held permanent grudge against him. He instigated another grocer of the village to set fire to Tukaram’s shop. As if all these calamities were not enough one more was added to his lot in the form of famine. Tukarams old mother, his first wife and son died of starvation. Thukaram became detached from the world and spent his whole time in worship. He developed extraordinary powers. He even gave life to a dead child. But all this didn’t offer bread to his family. His surviving wife, Jeeja Bai implored him to seek some avocation. The landlord offered him the job as the watchman in his fields. Mumbaji drove cattle in the fields in order to destory the crop. By the grace of Lord Krishna, the yield was double, and the landlord gave Tukaram place for worship of the Lord.

Now Mumbaji asked Rambha a Nautch girl to spoil his reputation by enticing Tukaram with her fake love. Rambha failed. As a last resort he invited Rameshwar Bhatt the religious head to Dehu Gaon. Rameshwar Bhatt ordered Tukaram to stop writing abhang since he was born a shudra and ordered him to throw his `Gatha (Collection of Abhangs) in the Indrayani river. He did so but took a vow that he will fast unto death till his Gatha was restored to him by the Deity of the river. This miracle happened after two weeks ordeal. Shivaji Maharaj come to meet him. He offered money and gold to Tukaram, but he humbly declined to accept it. Shivaji that evening joined his keertan. Mumbaji informed the Moghuls to capture Shivaji. The Moghul Army found a thousand Shivaji’s and they returned flabbergasted. After this incident he peacefully wrote more abhangs. Mumbaji turned a leper and the village children pelted stones on him. Rameshwar Bhatt’s body felt burning sensation and even long submerging of the body in water could not heal him. At last, Tukaram received the message of the Lord to go to Heaven. The village folk thronged the streets for his Darshan. Even Mumbaji and Rameshwar Bhatt came to ask his forgiveness. They were cured of their maladies. The celestial Viman descended from the sky before the entire gathering of the village, and he went to heaven bodily.

This movie had eight songs. They ere written by Bharat Vyas (six songs) and Madhukar Rajasthani (two songs). Music for this movie was composed by Vedpal.

Here are the details of the songs in this movie.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Bhagwaan ne janm diya manav ko Manna Dey Bharat Vyas
02 Banaa sakte ho jab duniya … ab to bataa de avgun mere Mohd Rafi Madhukar Rajasthani 26.12.2015
03 Shri Krishna Govind Gopalam… Jaagaa naya sawera Mohd Rafi Madhukar Rajasthani Being discussed today
04 Nandlala Gopala, baal Gopala Manna Dey, chorus Bharat Vyas
05 Pehle beej akela, ankoor phoota garbh se chhoota Manna Dey Bharat Vyas 01.05.2013
06 Yah poonam ki chaandni… O bholey jogi sun meri paayliya Asha Bhonsle,Manna Dey Bharat Vyas
07 Deen dayaalu hain bade… Raam jisey taarey to usey kaun maarey Manna Dey, chorus Bharat Vyas
08 Is jeewan mein jin jin se… ham to chale apne gaaon, sab ko mera raam raam Manna Dey Bharat Vyas 10.11.2013

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and it is lip-synced on screen by Shahu Modak.

There is this incidence of Rameshwar Bhatt asking Sant Tukaram to immerse all his writings – Abhangs in the river Indrayani. In the movie the today’s song seems to be happening at this incidence where Sant Tukaram immersed his writings into the river and singing this song.

Let us now listen to today’s song sung by Mohd Rafi. Lyrics are by Madhukar Rajasthani, and music is composed by Vedpal.

Video

Audio

Song-Jaaga naya sawera andhiyaara dhal gaya (Sant Tukaram)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-Vedpal

Lyrics

Shri Krishna govind gopalam
Shri Krishna govind gopalam

Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya
Toote jagat ke bandhan
Jeewan badal gaya aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya

Apnon ki moh maaya
Jhoothi baraat hai
Such dukh ka ye kabeelaa
Bande ke saath hai
Isko samajh ke bachna
Apne hi haath hai
Vedon ka saar ismein
Chhoti si baat hai
Aankhon ne jab ye parkha
Sankat hi tal gaya aa aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya

Chhal aur kapat mein uljha
Phirta hai aadmi
Karta hai jag mein jaisa
Bharta hai aadmi
Sab kuchh samajh ke kuchh naa
Samjha hai aadmi
Jaaye naa saath kuchh bhi
Jaata hai aadmi
Socha ye jisne uska
Har pal sambhal gaya aa aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya

Jhoothhe hain saare bandhan
Saanson ke taar ke
Rakh de re jag ka bojha
Jag mein utaar ke
Shamshaan ki chitaayein kehtin pukaar ke
Aana yahaan padega
Maanav ko haar ke
Oonche gagan pe chadh ke
Suraj bhi dhal gaya aa aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya
Toote jagat ke bandhan
Jeewan badal gaya aa aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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4761 Post No. : 16506

Hullo Atuldom

July 31st. Important date for lovers of Bollywood sangeet. This date-41 years ago- music lovers lost a singer who was a wonderful human being. He went by the name Mohammad Rafi.

We used to have pages and pages written about the greatness of this legend’s voice, singing style, kind-heartedness, etc in the pre-internet era. Then various people took up blogging as a passion and any blog on Bollywood and its music will definitely have atleast a few posts on this great singer. AM I COMPLAINING? NO NOT AT ALL. Because as our very own Rajaji has said in many of his posts ‘one cannot tire of writing or reading about Rafisaab and his persona’.

Similarly, the music channels on satellite television and FM radio will try to outdo each other in playing popular songs sung by Rafisaab. Again, I am stating a statement of fact and not complaining. Because any fan of Bollywood music can never tire of hearing and humming songs sung by this legend who had a smooth and soothing voice.

I have never tried making a personal list of favourite Rafi-songs as I fear that I might miss out on some gem which I have always loved. Maybe my list will start with ‘yaahhooo’, or ‘tel maalish’ on one day and another day may see me start listening from ‘chaand mera dil’ or ‘chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko’. Probably I may add a less heard song like ‘mann mora baawra’, ‘tumne mujhe dekha’, ‘hai duniya usiki zamaana usika’ and by the time I finish listening to all the songs in the list I may have reached ‘kaan mein jhumka taal pe thumka’ and ‘kitna pyaara vaada’ or ‘vaada karle saajna’ with a few soulful numbers in between. I think I should also clarify that the songs that I have mentioned are only a sample of the kind of songs I love to hear and not an exhaustive list.

Now I was looking for a song that would also help me wish a yesteryear actress on turning 74. She was born just as India was gaining Independence from the British rule. She was born in Mumbai to parents of Irani origin. Her sister (Malika) also was an actress and married to Randhawa (brother of Dara Singh); I think these are hints that point towards Mumtaz Askari famous as Mumtaz. Mumtaz’s journey in the movie industry was a tough one starting as a child in 1958, going on to teenage roles in early 60s. As an adult her first role in an A-grade movie was in O P Ralhan’s ‘Gehra Daag’ where she played one of Rajendra Kumar’s sister. Years later, when she was a commercially successful heroine, she was cast as Rajendra Kumar’s heroine in “Taangewala” which released in 1972.

“Taangewala” was a Dimple Films’ presentation and directed by Naresh Kumar meaning it was Rajendra Kumar’s home production. It had songs written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and tuned by Naushad. Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh, Asha Bhonsle and Lata mangeshkar were the playback singers used. The cast included Sujit Kumar, Bhagwan, Kanhaiyalal, Mohan Choti, Kumud Chuggani, I S Johar, Kaamini Kaushal Mehmood Jr. in addition to Mumtaz and Rajendra Kumar.

It had about seven songs of which the blog has four. Today we shall have the fifth one. Unfortunately I have not seen the movie or been able to lay my hands on a video link. My guess is this Asha- Rafi duet is picturised on the lead pair.

Here is Wishing Mumtaz health and happiness (heard that she is a Cancer survivor) and remembering the one and only Rafisaab who could do justice to any song and was sincere towards every composition that he sang making every song a gem.

This should be Rafi- Asha Bhonsle duet number 547.


Song-Aisa phanda maare gori dil pe tera pyaar (Taangewaala)(1972) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

aisa phanda maare gori dil pe tera pyaar
ke phaansi pe latke jiyara hamaar
ke phaansi pe latke jiyara hamaar
saajan tere nainon se jab naina hue chaar
kaleje mein dans gaye bichhua hazaar
kaleje mein dans gaye bichhua hazaar

din ye judaai ka re sahaa nahin jaaye
raaton ko akele hamse rahaa nahin jaaye
din ye judaai ka re sahaa nahin jaaye
o raaton ko akele hamse rahaa nahin jaaye
jaane kab
jaane kab sunegi tu dil ki pukaar
ke phaansi pe latke jiyara hamaar
o aisa phanda maare gori dil pe tera pyaar
ke phaansi pe latke jiyara hamaar

tere bina bhatke yeh chadhti jawaani
paagal meri bindiya paayaliya deewaani
o tere bina bhatke yeh chadhti jawaani
paagal meri bindiya paayaliya deewaani
aisi bhi kya
arre aisi bhi kya aayi hai jawaani pe bahaar
kaleje mein dans gaye bichhua hazaar
saajan tere nainon se jab naina huye chaar
kaleje mein dans gaye bichhua hazaar

ab to leke chal kahin saathi mere mann ke
chal mere angana dulhan meri ban ke
ho ab to leke chal kahin saathi mere mann ke
o chal mere angana dulhan meri ban ke
doli leke ae ae
doli leke aaja re tu kal mere dwaar
kaleje mein dans gaye bichhua hazaar

ki phaansi pe latke jiyara hamaar
kaleje mein
dans gaye bichhua hazaar

ke phansi pe latke jiyara hamaar


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Ideally I would have liked to send the song with this post, a few days back so as to be posted on 26th July which was ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. A day, which commemorates India’s victory over Pakistan, and regaining control of the mountain tops in Northern Kargil of Ladakh in July 1999.

I am sure that we all are aware of the background that led to the 1999 war between India and Pakistan, inspite of the Lahore Declaration of February 1999, which was meant to provide a peaceful and bilateral solution to the Kashmir-issue.

Here is what I have gathered from various sources on the internet about the Kargil conflict:

“During the winter of 1998-1999, some elements of the Pakistani Armed Forces were covertly training and sending Pakistani troops and paramilitary forces, some allegedly in the guise of mujahideen, into territory on the Indian side of the line of control (LOC). The infiltration was code named “Operation Badr.” The aim of the Pakistani incursion was to sever the link between Kashmir and Ladakh and cause Indian forces to withdraw from the Siachen Glacier, thus forcing India to negotiate a settlement on the broader Kashmir dispute. Pakistan also believed that any tension in the region would internationalise the Kashmir issue, helping it to secure a speedy resolution. Yet another goal may have been to boost the morale of the decade-long rebellion in Indian Administered Kashmir by taking a proactive role.

Initially, with little knowledge of the nature or extent of the infiltration, the Indian troops in the area assumed that the infiltrators were jihadis and claimed that they would evict them within a few days. Subsequent discovery of infiltration elsewhere along the LOC, and the difference in tactics employed by the infiltrators, caused the Indian army to realize that the plan of attack was on a much bigger scale. The total area seized by the ingress is generally accepted to between 130 sq.km – 200 sq.km.

The Government of India responded with Operation Vijay, a mobilisation of 200,000 Indian troops. Finally, war came to an official end on July 26, 1999, thus marking it as Kargil Vijay Diwas.

527 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces sacrificed their lives during the war”

I have written a post to commemorate Kargil Divas once before too, where the song was from “Lakshya- 2004”. There was one movie that was made on the theme of Kargil-war in 2003 too. That was written and directed by J P Dutta. It had a huge star-cast and songs were penned by Javed Akhtar which were set to music by Anu Malik. The song tries to express the feeling of a martyr who wishes well for his fellow warriors and I don’t want to dilute it by expressing my opinions etc about it.

I had first thought of this song when the Pulwama suicide attack had happened. I had felt that it was not the first of its kind; I remembered the attack on the Indian Parliament on 13th December 2001 as well as the 26/11 terrorist attack of 2008, on various locations around Mumbai. I am sure all these unwanted tensions will keep popping up till the Kashmir issue is resolved. The least an Indian can do is pay respects to the departed heroes and show gratitude to the armed forces.

Today’s song is in the voice of Sonu Nigam. It has (in order of their appearance) – Akshaye Khanna, Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Bajpai, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Puru Rajkumar, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Rohit Roy, Suneil Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Deepraj Rana, Sudesh Berry, Mukesh Tiwari, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Esha Deol, Raveena Tandon, Namrata Shirodkar, Armaan Kohli, Preethi Jhangiani, Isha Koppikar, Mahima Chaudhry on-screen. “LOC Kargil” (2003) showed the war/ conflict almost as it had happened in the winter of 1999. Also, the names of the principal characters were also (almost) true-life as also the names of the various battalions.

Incidentally, 30th July is the birthdate of Sonu Nigam who was born in Haryana to Agham Kumar and Shobha Nigam in Faridabad. He began at singing at the age of four when he joined his father Agham Kumar on stage to sing ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada’- the Mohd. Rafi classic. He continued accompanying his father on various occasions before finally shifting to Mumbai at the age of 19 to try his luck in Bollywood. He has been singing in Bollywood from 1993 and has various hits to his credit. His voice is soft on the ear. Many of his songs are my personal favourites with ‘Sandese aate hain’ from ‘Border’ and ‘yeh dil deewaana’ from ‘Pardes’ topping my list. I don’t know if the followers of this blog have heard the song with this post but it is another one from my playlist.

Here is wishing this singer a healthy and happy future.


Song-Bas itna yaad rahe ek saathhi aur bhi thha (LOC Kargil)(2003) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

Khaamosh hai jo yeh woh sada hai
Woh jo nahin hai woh keh raha hai

(Bharat Mata Ki Jai
Bharat Mata Ki Jai)

Saathiyon tumko miley ae
jeet hi jeet sada aa
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha
jaao jo laut ke tum m
ghar ho khushi se bhara
jaao jo laut ke tum m
ghar ho khushi se bhara
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha

kal parbaton pe kahin een
barsi thhi jab goliyaan
hum log thhe saath mein aen
aur hausle thhe jawaan
ab tak chattaanon pe hai ae
apne lahoo ke nishaan aan
saathi mubaarak tumhen aen
ye jashn hai jeet ka
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha

(Vande Matram
Vande Matram)

kal tumse bichhdi hui
mamta jo phir se miley
kal phool chehra koi
jab tumse milke khiley
kal tumse bichhdi hui ee
mamta jo phir se miley
kal phool chehra koi ee
jab tumse milke khiley
paao tum itni khushi ee
mit jaayen saare giley ae ae
hai pyaar jinse tumhen aen
saath rahen woh sada
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha

(this part plays along with end titles)

jab aman ki baansuri ee
goonje gagan ke taley
jab dosti ka diya aa
inn sarhadon pe jaley
jab bhool ke dushmani ee
lag jaaye koi galey ae ae
jab saare insaanon ka aa
ho ek hi kaafila
bas itna yaad rahey ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha
jaao jo laut ke tum
ghar ho khushi se bhara aa aa
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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Today’s song is from the film Duniya Deewaani-1943. This film was made by Kamal Pictures and the director was K.L.Kahan-who made Debut with this film as a director. Later he directed 5 more films…..Qatil-44, Nishana-46, Khooni-46, Bahadur Naresh and Tilasmi Kangan-49. All these films were stunt films. The Music Director for today’s film was K.Narayan Rao. He composed 10 songs in this film written by another Debutante Arshad Gujarati. In this film he used 5 playback singers.

The cast of the film consisted of 16 actors as per HFGK. Out of these, I know only 5 actors, the rest 11 are unknown to me. The known 5 are the lead pair-Eddie Billimorea and Romila, W.M.Khan, Firoza and Anant Marathe. Of The 5 singers 3 are unknown to me. I could not get any information whatsoever about this film, anywhere. No wonder,because in India at least 60% films were of this type only during the period 1939 to 1946. The reason was simple. Consequent to the crumbling of the Studio system, the ” novo rich’ financers had crashed into the Film industry with bags of money. The action, stunt, costume and C grade social films were made in plenty, because these needed less investment and profits were assured.

Fortunately, even in this period many creative, excellent and musical films were also made by the veterans and genuine film experts. By the end of the year 1942 some ambitious and capable film personalities like V.Shantaram, Mehboob Khan, A.R.Kardar, Ashok kumar, Homi Wadia etc had established their own studio and film companies. Many new playback singers like Hemant kumar, jagmohan sursagar, Manna Dey, Noorjehan etc and new Music Directors like Kamal Dasgupta, C Ramchandra, Vasant Desai, Ninu Mujumdar etc debuted in Hindi films. Artistes from New Theatres, Calcutta, like Saigal, Prithviraj, Kidar Sharma, K.N.Singh etc came to Bombay and the film industry in Bombay started shining with these changes in and from 1943 onwards.

Due to all these new changes and activities, the “outsiders” with Moneybags soon lost interest in films and turned to other fields. This paved the way for the film industry to enter into the ” Golden Era ” by the end of the decade.

The Hero of the film Duniya Diwani-1943 was Eddie Billimorea. He was a case of ” Mistaken Identity” to enter into film acting. E.(Eddie or Adi) Billimoria ( 1900-1981) came into film acting by accident. Eddie Billimoria was born in 1900 in Kirkee, a cantonment town near Poona, where his father worked in the ordinance factory. At 13 he ran away to join the railways as a fireman, hoping as many boys do to become an engine driver. Unfortunately, he fell ill and for a change of climate his parents took him to Bombay. There for the first time he saw a film – a silent American film. And it was then as he says, “that my troubles started.”

In Kirkee he couldn’t see any films as the only cinema hall was meant exclusively for British soldiers. Indians were not allowed. Eddie got around this by becoming a gate-keeper. During his spare time he hung around the projectionist cabin, and one day when the projectionist walked off in a drunken fit, Eddie got his job. Soon he decided to try his luck as a projectionist in Bombay. At nights he slept in the Azad Maidan and during the day he hung around the Excelsior and Empire cinemas hoping for a job. One night his hat, shoes and coat were stolen and Eddie felt the world had come to an end. Seeing the shoeless, coatless, hatless boy “from a good family” a kindly projection equipment dealer offered him a job. After this Eddie demonstrated and installed projection equipment in almost a thousand cinemas all over the country.

One day, he went to meet his younger brother D.Billimoria ( Dinshaw Billimoria), who had joined the film industry as an actor, in a studio. Both brothers, being Parsis, looked similar. The make-up man of that studio mistook E. for D. Billimoria, without caring about his protests,did his make-up. What’s more, the director immediately gave him a role in that silent movie,”Punjab Mail”-1929 too. Eddie enjoyed this confusion and did what was told. Thus he entered the cinema world. His first film as a Hero was Raj Ramani. He did 7 silent films with Imperial and 10 with Ranjit studios. At Imperial, he met a young man Prithviraj Kapoor, who worked as an extra there. After the arrival of Talkie films, Eddie was Hero in 32 Ranjit films. With actress Madhuri alone he did 15 films. He was called Dev Anand of Stunt films.He was the first Cowboy Hero of India.

Then for some time he was with Paramount owned by Kikubhai Desai. Desai’s sudden death led to the end of Eddie’s career as a leading man. After this he started accepting character roles, but even these were few and far between. Finally, he had to resort to playing an extra in crowd scenes.

After 1938, he did character roles and after 1953,as an extra in any film to survive. In old age he did service in a Fridge and A.C. shop. E.Billimoria died on 18-2-1981 in his own flat in Kemps corner, Bombay. He has worked in 73 Talkie films, directed 1 film,-Sone ki chidiya-48. He even sang 4 songs in 4 films,as per HFGK. His first Talkie film was Radha Rani or Divine lady-1932 and the last film was Honeymoon-73.( Thanks for some information taken from Cineplot and from book,”Inhe na bhulana” by Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji )

There is one actress in the cast, who is not known to many – FIROZA. Firoza (real name Susan Soloman) was born in a village in Konkan, Maharashtra on 30-7-1905, into a Bene Isareli Jew community. By the time she finished her education, she was proficient in Hebrew, Marathi, Hindi and English. In spite of opposition from family, she started working in silent films and soon became popular. Some of her films also became famous and hits. She continued working in silent films till 1934, when Silent films stopped being made. Due to family’s opposition, she had to leave her house. She stayed in Bombay.

With the advent of Talkie films, she naturally entered Talkie films, with Noor E Yaman-1935, in a small role. She acted in films like Bhikaran-35, Aansuon ki duniya-36,Bharat ke laal-36, Jeevan Jyoti- 37, Dukhiyari-37, Veerbala-38 etc.etc. Due to her success in films,m she fell a prey to false promises and dreamt of working in Hollywood films.She wasted 3 years in this and dejected, started working in films again here with Ek Raat-42, Circus girl-43, Duniya diwani-43, Bhagta bhoot-43, Andhi duniya-43, Din Raat-45, Lal Batti-47, Daulat ke liye-47, Haatimtai-47, Dilwale-48 etc.

She became an alcoholic and a chain smoker. She made the mistake of refusing offers from Bombay Talkies and other big banners. Meanwhile she fell in love with actor Chandra Mohan and wished to marry him, but he became a drunkard and died in 1949. Her financial condition became worse. She did small roles in Marathi and Hindi films. Yasmin -54 was her last film.

She lost her parents and lived alone in a single room, where she died unnoticed one day in early 70s. She was one of the top 5 Jew actresses, included in the Documentary ” Shalom Bollywood’ made by Danny Ben-Moshe in 2003. Thus ended a talented artiste !.

NOTE – There was another FIROZA BEGUM- wife of Music Director Kamal Dasgupta of Calcutta. She is different. She was Bangla Deshi singer. Never acted in any film.

(Ack: Information culled from Beete kal ke sitare by S.Tamrakar,” The untold story of Jews in Indian Cinema”-Sunday Guardian, Women in Hindi Cinema by Bhavna, Jigna and Supriya, theoneminute.com and my notes.)

The song presented today is sung by K.Sundaramma. She was Music Director K.Narayan Rao’s wife. She was a trained classical singer by hobby. Narayan Rao gave her a break in this film. However, she did not pursue singing in films as a Playback singer, hence film Duniya Diwani became the first and last film for her career. Narayan Rao had also given a break to Lyricist Indivar in his film Jagriti-1949. He also introduced 3 playback singers in that film -Sanjivani Pai, Lalita Rao and Freni Shroff.

With today’s song, the singer K Sundaramma and the film Duniya Deewaani-1943 are making their Debuts on this Blog.


Song- Ek bewafa se pyaar kiya (Duniya Deewaani)(1943) Singer- K Sundaramma, Lyricist- Arshad Gujarati, MD- K Narayan Rao

Lyrics

Ek bewafa se pyaar kiya aa aa aa
aa aa aa
pyaar kiya hai pyaar kiya
Ek bewafa se pyaar kiya
pyaar kiya hai pyaar kiya
har waqt dil ne waar kiya
waar kiya hai pyaar kiya
Ek bewafa

aa aa aa aa
ae intahaaye ?? ye deewaangi teri ae ae ae ae
kyon unpe aitbaar kiya aa aa
aitbaar kiya hai pyaar kiya
kyon unpe aitbaar kiya
aitbaar kiya hai pyaar kiya
Ek bewafa

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
?? hai ?? koshishen
naakaam ho gayin
bekaar unse pyaar kiyaa
aa aa aa
pyaar kiya hai pyaar kiya
bekaar unse pyaar kiyaa
pyaar kiya hai pyaar kiya
Ek bewafa

?? dil ka ??
aur sar chhupa saki ee ee ee ee
ro ro ke ashkaar kiya
aa aa
ashkaar kiya hai pyaar kiya
ro ro ke ashkaar kiya
ashkaar kiya hai pyaar kiya
Ek bewafa


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4759 Post No. : 16503

Hullo Atuldom

This post by Avinashji reminded me of today’s song.

“Naam” (1986) had a cast headed by Nutan, Poonam Dhillon, Amrita Singh, Kumar Gaurav and Sanjay Dutt along with a few familiar faces forming the supporting cast. Pankaj Udhas had a guest appearance in the iconic song “Chitthi aayi hai aayi hai chitthi aayi hai“.

Avinashji’s post gives the technical details, censor certificate date, and the complete star cast. All the trivia that I had in mind before commencing this post viz: how the cast of “Mother India” became related post the marriage of Kumar Gaurav (Rajendra Kumar’s son) to Namrata Dutt (daughter of Nargis and Sunil Dutt). Atulji’s post for Chitthi aayi hai aayi hai chitthi aayi hai also mentions how the movie was meant to help Kumar Gaurav’s career but Sanjay Dutt benefited from the movie.

The basic story of the movie was- Nutan is the mother of Ravi (Kumar Gaurav) and Vicky (Sanjay Dutt). Both the sons love each other immensely and but are contrasting characters. Ravi is the more responsible and straight-forward of the two and is forever helping Vicky out of tricky situations. Vicky decides to go to Dubai to earn enough to keep his brother and mother happy and bring the family out of financial problems. Ravi helps him with the documents needed to go to Dubai but unfortunately Vicky finds himself in all kinds of problems on landing in Dubai- fraud visa, entangling with a ruthless underworld led by Rana (Paresh Rawal) etc. The story shifts to Malaysia, as Vicky is sent on an errand by Rana and Ravi ends up following Vicky there to try and bail him out of the mess. But only ends up loosing his beloved brother and bringing back his pregnant widow (Amrita Singh) to India.

Today’s emotional song is sung by Mohammad Aziz and Manhar Udhas. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and Laxmi-Pyare the music directors. This song may not have been popular in its time but deserved to be. THe song has both the brothers getting drunk at the farewell that Ravi has arranged for Vicky.

Let us wish Sanju Baba a very Happy Birthday and lots of health and happiness with this post. I recall having read a news, same time last year, that he was undergoing treatment for lung cancer. Hope he is fit and fine and will be back to what he does best- entertain his fans.

Drunk version

Sad version

Song-Tu kal chala jaayega to main kya karoonga (Naam)(1986) Singer-Md Aziz Manhar Udhas Lyrics-Anand Bakshi MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics
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Drunk version
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tere jaane ki khushi
aur dil udaas hai
door hum huye toh kya
dil toh dil ke paas hai

tu kal chala jayega toh main kya karoonga
tu kal chala jayega toh main kya karoonga
tu ya.aa.ad bahut aayega
tu yaad bahut aayega toh main kya karoonga aa
tu kal bichhad jaayega toh main kya karoonga
tu kal bichhad jaayega toh main kya karoonga aa
tu muhjko bhool jaayega toh main kya karoonga
tu kal chala jaayega

teri yaad ko kahin
door chhod aaoon main
teri yaad ko kahin
door chhod aaoon main
iss kadar pila mujhe
tujhko bhool jaoon main
iss kadar pila mujhe
tujhko bhool jaaoon main
tujhko bhool jaaoon main
hosh magar aayega toh main kya karoonga
arre hosh magar aayega toh main kya karoonga
tu yaad bahut aayega toh main kya karoonga aa
tu kal chala jaayega

tere jaisa kaun hai
aur kiska naam loon
tere jaisa kaun hai
aur kiska naam loon
la main issi baat par aur ek jaam loon
la main issi baat par aur ek jaam loon
aur ek jaam loon
jaam chhalak jaayega toh main kya karoonga
jaam chhalak jaayega toh main kya karoonga
tu muhjko bhool jaayega toh main kya karoonga aa
tu kal chala jaayega

bhool jaana tu mujhe
zindagi sanwaarna
bhool jaana tu mujhe
zindagi sanwaarna
yaad na karna mujhe
hanske din guzaarna
yaad na karna mujhe
hanske din guzaarna
hanske din guzaarna
tera gham rulaayega toh main kya karoonga
arre tera gham rulayega toh main kya karoonga
tu yaad bahut aayega toh main kya karoonga aa
tu kal chala jayega toh main kya karoonga
tu yaad bahut aayega toh main kya karoonga aa
tu kal bichhad jaayega toh mai kya karoonga
tu muhjko bhool jayega toh main kya karoonga aaa
tu kal chala jaayega

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Sad version
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tu kal chala jaayega toh main kya karoonga
tu kal chala jaayega toh main kya karoonga
tu yaad bahut aayega toh main kya karoonga
tu kal chala jaayega

chhod jaayega yahaan
tu kayi kahaaniyaan
chhod jaayega yahaan
tu kayi kahaaniyaan
umr bhar rulaayegi
yeh teri nishaaniyaan
umr bhar rulaayegi
yeh teri nishaaniyaan
yeh teri nishaaniyaan
tu laut ke na aaya toh main kya karoonga
tu laut ke na aaya toh main kya karoonga
tu yaad bahut aayega toh main kya karoonga aa
tu kal chala jaayega


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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4758 Post No. : 16502 Movie Count :

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India is a Multi racial, multilingual and Multi religions country. It is not only the largest Democracy in the world, but also the largest Secular state in the world, where people from different faiths have been living together since centuries.

Many saints and religious leaders have played a significant role in keeping the mixed population of India as One Unit, when it was needed the most. A majority of Hindus, ruled by Muslim Mughals was a natural cause for social divisions, but Saints like Kabir, Surdas, Tulsidas, Ramdas, Tukaram, Ramanand, Narsi Mehta, Purandar das,Namdev, Guru Nanak Dev, Eknath, Bhakta Pundarikar, Rohidas, Mrutyunjaya and many such noble souls, did an excellent job of maintaining harmony amongst peoples of different faiths.

Indian spiritual Gurus set themselves as Role models for the masses. Whether it was Ramkrishna Paramhansa or Shankaracharya or all the others have guided their followers to achieve peace of mind through spirituality. Religion is a way of life in India and most Gurus teach their followers how to follow the right path even while looking after their families.

Some of the saints have done monumental literary works for the masses, bringing what was available only in Sanskrit, to the doorsteps of the common people. Among such saints, Sant Tulsidas tops the list, according to me. He sets an example of how a person can educate himself and how a person can change himself for his Goals in life.

The period of 1300 to 1600 AD, a time frame of 300 years or thereabouts, was when most saints were active in India. This was the period when several outside rulers invaded India and established their rules. This was the time when the culture and religion of India had to be saved from annihilation. The saints of India played an important role in this and maintained Unity and Oneness of Indian culture from getting destroyed. But for them,there was a danger of the whole nation getting converted to Islam or Christianity. India will forever be grateful to the saints for this .

The Bhakti Movement was India’s own way to combat foreign attackers, cruel rulers and the sleeping people of India. The movement from 1300 to 1600 AD produced many religious Saints and social reformers from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and from Assam to Gujarat. The Indian culture is such that the advice given by a religious saint is more acceptable than that given by a social reformer. Thus, in this hour of need, India’s Saints tried to teach message of reforms such as removal of Untouchability, freedom from Varnashram lifestyles, importance of education, Women’s emancipation and other such matters,through their poems, dohas, Abhangs and writings as well as kirtans. They tried to make the masses wake up against the ill effects of social practices that were being observed those days.

Saints appeared in ALL areas of India,during this period. However,due to language problems, knowledge and information about Saints in other regions trickled down very slowly. States which shared the use of Devanagari script were aware about them in a better way. Thus,Maharashtra,Gujarat,Rajasthan and the Northern Hindi belt states exchanged their knowledge about their saints more frequently than other regions such as Bengal, the Eastern states or the southern states where the scripts were different. Andhra and Karnataka were closer as their scripts are similar, except perhaps the alphabet ‘K’. Tamil and Malayalam scripts have Dravidian origins and were not easily accessible for the rest of India.

With a view to bring some of these saints in limelight, I ran a series of 10 Bhajans from films which were made on the lives or incidents of some Saints of India. The title of this series was ” The Great Souls of India” and it ran from 1-11-2013 to 15-11-2013. It was one of the very popular series from my 26 series which I had run on this Blog. Many readers wrote their comments and conveyed that they liked the series.

In that series, I had purposely not included Meerabai, as my purpose, as always, was to highlight less known Saints into the limelight. Meerabai is a character on whom a maximum number of films were made….

Meerabai-1932

Raajrani Meera-1933

Matwali Meera-1940

Meera-1947

Meerabai-1947

Raajrani Meera-1956

Meera Shyam-1976

Meera-1979

Meera ka Mohan-1991 and

Meera ke Giridhar-1993

There was also one film ” Meerabai Not Out”-2008, but I believe it had nothing to do with Saint Meerabai. In the Silent era also I find a film Meerabai-1921 made by Kohinoor film co. and Sant Meerabai-1929 made by Hindustan Cinema Film co., Nashik.

Today’s song is from the film Matwali Meera-1940. This film was made in Calcutta by Bharat Lakshmi Pictures. It was directed by Prafulla Roy and the music was by Master Brijlal Verma. Lyricist was Pt. Bhushan. There were 15 songs, out of which only 5 were Meera Bhajans. The main lead was Mukhtar Begum who sang 3 Bhajans, Fida HGussain and Kamla Jharia one Bhajan each.

The cast had 17 names, out of which 11 were Muslim actors in this Bhakti Pradhan film. I have heard all the available songs-7 and frankly I was disappointed. Mukhtar Begum has sung the Bhajan in Mujra or Ghazal style. As it is in those times the music was very slow, making it further an outrage. I have selected, therefore, a song-not a bhajan- by Kamala Jharia.

With this song, the film Matwali Meera-1940 makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song-Sun ri sakhi ek Gope-suta ki sundar katha sunaaun (Matwaali Meera)(1940) Singer- Kamla Jharia, Lyricist-Pandit Bhushan, MD- Master Brijlal Verma

Lyrics

Sun ri sakhi
haan haan sun ri sakhi
ek Gope-suta ki sundar katha sunaaun
jiske atal prem par main bhi
waari waari jaaun
Sun ri sakhi
haan haan sun ri sakhi
ek Gope-suta ki sundar katha sunaaun

Dwaapar yug thhaa jis vasant ki
Dwaapar yug thhaa jis vasant ki
ras ke jharne jharte
raas rachaate Krishn Kanhaiyya
raas rachaate Krishn Kanhaiyya
man ki peeda harte
mast raag se kal-kal karti
bahti nadi toofaani ee ee
mast raag se kal-kal karti
bahti nadi toofaani
kho gayi jismein bahte bahte
kho gayi jismein bahte bahte
ik gopi deewaani
ik gopi deewaani
prem viyog mein jogan ban kar
is duniya mein raazi (?)
prem viyog mein jogan ban kar
is duniya mein raazi (?)
raaj ?? kul ki shobha
raaj ?? kul ki shobha
matwaali Meera bai
matwaali Meera bai
matwaali Meera bai


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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4758 Post No. : 16501

# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 11
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Welcome all to this today’s post which is the final post in this series.

And, before moving to this post, first, I would like to thank Atul ji and Sudhir ji for giving me this opportunity to present this series.

So far, we had the following ten posts in this series earlier.

1) Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey
2) Na koi paisa na ilm banaao bambai mein film
3) Mera naam hai Mehmood
4) Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya
5) Aisa banoonga actor main yaaron
6) Ham hi jaanen ek torey manwa ki peer
7) Janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
8) Parda uthhne waala hai tamaasha honewaala hai
9) Hamne dekhi hai honewaali bhaabhi
10) Kaan mein jhumkaa, chaal mein thhumkaa

So far, we have enjoyed the above ten songs in this series.

Today’s song is from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Thokar’.

But before that let us have a recap on this series.

I had watched The movie ‘Rivaaz-1972’ during my childhood in my childhood days. One of its songs ‘jalaa do jalaa do duniya ko jalaa do’ had a lasting impression on my mind.

When I became a contributor to our blog, I shared this song and one other song a Rafi-Asha duet from this movie ‘Rivaaj-1972’. During preparation for these songs, I came across the song ‘lagey koi lottery’ lip synced by Junior Mehmood on screen and sung by Rafi Saab.

That made me curious to know if there were more such songs where Rafi Saab’s voice was used for Junior Mehmood. To know more about it I searched for the contact number of Junior Mehmood and on one fine day I had the chance to speak to him in person. And what a memorable day it was for me!!

I was excited and very happy on that day when I got this opportunity to speak to him. I have already shared about my discussion with him and the songs of Rafi Saab for him, which he himself noted to me, in this post here.

So, initially it started with ‘Rafi sings for Junior Mehmood’, and further got included songs by other singers for Junior Mehmood. I also had my memories of Junior Mehmood movies and his ‘stage programs’ in those years of my childhood.

After I spoke to him, it became a routine for me to send birthday wishes to him on his birthday every year and send him greetings on festivals.
I also spoke to him a few times in between these years. I will never forget the way he responds to my calls always and how humble and down to earth he is. He always generously shares information whenever I speak to him.

When I spoke to him about the song ‘aisa banoonga actor main yaaron’, I asked him how he felt when he was doing mimicry of all those great actors?

He said that though he did not exactly remember many thingsbut overall, it was an exciting experience to get positive response from people all over and that they showered appreciation and love on him.

In one of my earlier posts in this series I had given the list of his filmography from 1967 to 1970 in this post here. That time I had written that I plan to present the list of his movies from 1971 and onwards in future posts to come.

I am presenting this list for 1971 and onwards up to 1980 here today. I have noted and compiled the details with the help of HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

(Details of filmography of Junior Mehmood)

(1967 – 1970)

Sno Movie Name Year
1 Naunihaal 1967
2 Gunehgaar 1967
3 Parivaar 1967
4 Brahmachari 1968
5 Farishta 1968
6 Sangharsh 1968
7 Suhaag Raat 1968
8 Vaasna 1968
9 Anjaana 1969
10 Baalak 1969
11 Chanda Aur Bijli 1969
12 Do Raaste 1969
13 Nateeja 1969
14 Pyaar Hi Pyaar 1969
15 Raja Saab 1969
16 Simla Road 1969
17 Vishwas 1969
18 Aan Milo Sajna 1970
19 Bachpan 1970
20 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani 1970
21 Harishchandra Taramati 1970
22 Kati Patang 1970
23 Yaadgaar 1970

(1971 – 1980) –

Sno Movie Name Year
1 Behroopia 1971
2 Caaravaan 1971
3 Chhoti Bahu 1971
4 Dost Aur Dushman 1971
5 Haathi Mere Saathi 1971
6 Hangaamaa 1971
7 Hare Raama Hare Krishna 1971
8 Johar Mehmood in Hongkong 1971
9 Khoj 1971
10 Ladki Pasand Hai 1971
11 Raamu Ustaad 1971
12 Ustaad Pedro 1971
13 Bansi Birju 1972
14 Bharat Ke Shaheed 1972
15 Bijli 1972/td>
16 Bombay To Goa 1972
17 Do Bachche Dus Haath 1972
18 Ek Khilaadi Baawan Patte 1972
19 Hari Darshan 1972
20 Munimji 1972
21 Rivaaj 1972
22 Sazaa 1972
23 Sharaarat 1972
24 Taangewaalaa 1972
25 Tanhaai 1972
26 Archanaa* 1973
27 Dhamkee 1973
28 Ek Naari Do Roop 1973
29 Guru Aur Chela 1973
30 Jheel Ke Us Paar 1973
31 Koraa Aanchal 1973
32 Meraa Shikaar 1973
33 Nirdosh 1973
34 Aap Ki Qasam 1974
35 Ameer Ghareeb 1974
36 Geeta Meraa Naam 1974
37 Thokar 1974
38 Ujaalaa Hi Ujaalaa 1974
39 Aag Aur Toofaan 1975
40 Geet Gaataa Chal 1975
41 Romeo In Sikkim 1975
42 Aap Beetee 1976
43 Deewaangee 1976
44 Do Ladkiyaan 1976
45 Koi Jeeta Koi Haaraa 1976
46 Ladki Bholi Bhaali 1976
47 Qasam 1976
48 Sangraam 1976
49 Daakoo Aur Mahaatmaa 1977
50 Jaadoo Tonaa 1977
51 Jaagriti 1977
52 Khel Khilaadi Ka 1977
53 Taxi Taxi 1977
54 Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se 1978
55 Atithi 1978
56 Ek Baap Chhe Bete 1978
57 Khoon Ka Badlaa Khoon 1978
58 Bagulaa Bhagat 1979
59 Bin Maa Ke Bachche 1979
60 Jaan-e-Bahaar 1979
61 Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan 1980
62 Aahat (UR) UR
63 Chingaari 1989
64 Ek Aurat Do Joote UR
65 Insaaf Kahaan Hai UR

(I have compiled the above list by checking the movie details in HFGK Vol-V for the years 1971-1980. For the movie ‘Archana-1973’ the details in HFGK does not mention the name of Junior Mehmood in the star-cast, however since I have presented a song from this movie, I was aware of Junior Mehmood’s appearance in this movie.
The above lists are open for correction/addition, if any, and scrutiny by knowledgeable readers.
(List of movies for 1981 and onwards needs to be compiled I will try to bring that here in future as and when I get the opportunity to present an article here.)

Coming back to the ‘series’ ‘Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood’, we started this series by discussing a song on ‘lottery’ and incidentally we are finishing up this series with a song related to ‘lottery’ 😊.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Thokar-1974’.

“Thokar-1974” was directed by Dilip Bose for ‘Movie Temple’. It was produced by Swarn Singh. It had Baldev Khosa, Alka, Jr. Mehmood, Joginder, Surekha, Brahmchari and Shivkumar with Sunder, Tun Tun, Rajan Haksar, Ram, S.K. Prem, Mumtaz Begum, Ravikant, Lolita Chatterjee, Ketty, Panna Kapur, Shefali, Inder Khosla, Dharmesh, Jai Kishan, Mona, Pt. Amar, Kamal, Manjit, Malini. Ravi Kapur, Paul Sharma, Sabeena, Sharat Rao, J.N. Batra, Darshan, Minoo Mehtab, Maruti, and Sudhir.

Zeb Rahman made a special appearance in this movie, and this movie introduced Poonam Vaidya.

Story Idea of this movie was by Baldev (I do not know if it is Baldev Khosa). Screenplay and dialogues were written by Qamar Jalalabadi. Editing of this movie was done by P.S. Wagle.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.01.1974.

This movie had five songs in it. Lyrics for four songs were written by Sajan Dehlvi and Kulwant Jani was the lyricist for one song.

Music was composed by Shamji Ghanshamji. Mohd Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Mukesh, Krishan Kalle had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. Sundar lip-syncs on screen. Junior Mehmood is not lip syncing the song (except couple of words) but he is present in this song performing with Sundar and another actor (I am unable to identify him). Many other artists are also seen in the picturisation..

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Lyrics are by Sajan Dehlvi and music is composed by Shamji Ghanshamji.

With this post we also conclude this series ‘Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood’.


Song-Ho meri sun le deendayaal (Thokar)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sajan Dehalvi, MD-Shamji Ghanshamji

Lyrics

pathhar dil hai ae ae
ye duniya aa
yahaan khudgarzi
byopaar hai
mujh ghareeb ka
tu hi daataa
tu hi paalanhaar hai

ho meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

sotaa hoon footpath pe daataa
paas nahin hai bistar
he prabhuji
sotaa hoon footpath pe daataa
paas nahin hai bistar
bibi banglaa car dilaa de
jag de prime minister
main to
ho main to
karoon bhookh hadtaal
tere dar pe ho nandlaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

haryana mysore udisaa
ya nikle madras
he krishnammaa
haryana mysore udisaa
ya nikle madras
dilli UP ki rehti hai
mujhko hardam aas
ho phirtaa
ho phirtaa hoon dar dar behaal
ud gaye mere sar ke baal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal/em>

he prabhuji ee

paanch laakh ki aaye lottery
phir dhoondhoon gharwaali
ahaa ahaa aa
waah waah
paanch laakh ki aaye lottery
phir dhoondhoon gharwaali
nakti
chapti
moti
patli
ho gori ya kaali
ho aisaa
ho aisaa chakkar chalaa jagpaal
main bhi chaloon seth ki chaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

murliwaale ae ae
nandlaaaaal
murliwaale ae ae
nandlaaaaal


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Blog Day :

4757 Post No. : 16500 Movie Count :

4483

Slowly, steadily, and unnoticeably, the blog reaches yet another blog century. This post is post number 16500 for the blog. In other words, this song is the 165th century post for the blog.

When I thought about writing an article to go with post, I considered going through all the previous century posts. I kept going backwards from 164th century post, 163rd century post. After ten such posts, I gave up. If someone thinks that 164 songs and 164 song articles is a small number, then please try to do that exercise yourself. If one has to make a playlist of these century songs, the entire playlist will play for more than eight hours !

If that is the case for 164 of the choicest songs in the blog, then just imgine how many hours of music the entire blog contains. The blog has been going on at the rate of 3.5 songs a day for 4756 days. Assuming that these three and half songs a day are 12 minutes long then 12 minutes equals 0.2 hours of song every day. Multiply it with 4756. We get 951 hours of song in the blog. 951 hours means 40 days of non stop music if one plays it 24 hours a day without a break.

No normal human being will be able to do it, of course. If a normal music lover decides to savour music from the blog for just one hour a day, then he will have enough masala in the blog to last 951 days, viz 2 years and 8 months. During these 951 days, the blog would add another 195 hours of music, of course. 🙂

I think, some of our regulars have tried it. They should share their experiences with us. Since I post the articles and listen to the song myself, and that too more than once, I must have heard these songs for say 2000 hours already, but in a manner that did not burden me. Rather I must have enjoyed the experience, seeing that I am still at it, after more than 13 years.

The blog completed its 13th birthday recently, on 19 July 2021. Four articles were posted on the occasions. One was a Lata Mangeshkar yearwise songs series, which has been appearing every monday in the blog for the last 45 mondays. Other three articles, by three different regulars, were blog birthday celebration posts. My Lata Mangeshkar song series takes so much time out of me that it does not leave me time for any other article on mondays from me. That is why I could not post any special blog birthday articles. So I decisded to use this century post as century post cum belated blog birthday celebrating writeup. 🙂

As is usual now a days, our century posts are low key affairs. Our regulars do not seem to wait eagerly for them unlike in the past. Even the post writer leaves it till the last moment before he wakes up and starts to look desperately for a song appropriate for the occasion. Surprisingly, despite of such negligence, we always manage to find songs that are eminently suitable for the occasion.

Most of the blog century posts are from the golden era. The blog itself mainly covers songs from that era. But we have songs (including blog century songs) from pre golden era (before 1949) and also songs from post golden era (songs released after 1980).

It is popularly believed that the golden era of HFM was over after 1980. Even then, we continued to get some wonderful songs in HFM. Quite a few songs after 1980 have figured in the blog as blog century songs. Here are their details:

Blog post number Date (Blog day number) Song Movie (Year) Remarks
4100 30 june 2011 (1077) Aisa lage kahin door se Trishaagni (1988)
9800 1 May 2014(2113) Maine tumse kuchh nahin maanga Katha (1983)
13500 3 August 2017(3303) Ye paisa bolta hai Kaala Baazaar (1989)
15200 4 September 2019 (4065) Dil mein Mars hai Mission Mangal (2019) Newest century song in the blog
15500 27 March 2020(4270) Uljhan ho chaahe koi Chambal Ke Daaku (1982) One of the rarest songs
15600 11 May 2020 (4315) Goriya uski deewaani Aag Ka Darya (1990)
16100 15 December 2020 (4533) Hai ye kaisa nasha Chorni (1981)

One can see that as many as six songs from the decade of 1980s have figured i the blog as Blog century posts. But the newest song that has figured as the blog century post is from 2019. This song from Mission Mangal”(2019) became a century post in 2019, viz in the same year when this movie and its songs were released. That is one big surprise for most blog regulars. Even I , who presented the article, was surprised. I had myself forgoten about the fact that I had done something like this, and that too less than two years ago. 🙂

Songs that figure in the blog as blog century songs are special songs in one way or the other. And the speciality varies from one song to another.

The song under discussion is a song that was reasonably popular when the movie was released. The movie was forgotten with time and even this song seemingly went away. There are some songs, that get a second wind for some reasons and this time they become far far popular than what they were the first time round.

I can give quite a few such examples. Here are some examples:

April fool banaya(April fool) was a reasonably popular song of its time that got forgotten with time. In 1983 this song got reived when it was used in an important scene in “Andha Kaanoon”(1983).

Ek chatur naar(Padosan)(1968) was hardly popular during the first run of the movie. It is only after 1980s that this song has become an extremely popular song and it seems to have become more popular and this popularity is here to stay.

Main teri dushman dushman tu meri main naagan to sapera (Nagina) had run its course and had been forgotten. The song earned huge popularity in march 2018, thanks to reasons that had nothing to do be music and Indians. Non Indians popularised this song thanks to their childish pranks on the field of cricket. My writeup on this song described the funny episode leading to the revival of this song in this article.

The song under discussion got its second wind thanks to dance competion shows that have become popular on Indian TV. On these dance songs, ordinary folks dance on some olf Hindi film dance songs. In one episode one middle aged man, Sanjeev Sriastava (a ka Dabbu Uncle) performed dance on stage on this song alongwith his wife and took the TV audience by storm. Even Govinda, who originally danced on this song found Dabbu Uncle’s dance cute. This song was performed on screen by Govinda and Neelam. On a dance show, both of them were invited as judges. This song had earned such popularity by then that the two of then were asked to come on stage and dance on the song, three decades after they had originally danced on this song on screen. And they obliged.

And here is Dabbu uncle getting to perform with Govinda himself.

It goes without saying that this is one song that has been repopularised by an ordinary man. That is the power of an ordinar man. 🙂

The movie the song belonged to was “Khudgarz”(1987). The movie was produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan for Fimkraft, Bombay. The movie had Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Govinda, Bhanupriya, Amrita Singh, Neelam Kothari, Kadar Khan, Kiran Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Sudhir Dalvi,Sushma Seth, Praveen Kumar, Sangeeta Naik, Ghanshyam, Dinesh Hingoo, Satyen Kapoo, Mac Mohan, Master Javed Hyder etc in it. Rishi Kapoor and Abhi Bhattacharya had figured in guest appearances in the movie.

The movie was based on the story “Kane and Abel” penned by Jeffrey Archer without acknowedgement. Jeffrey Archer accused the maker of plagiarising his intellectual right without paying for it. It was the first time that a movie produced by Rakesh Roshan hit the jackpot at the box office. The movie was subsequently made in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Odia etc as well.

Here is this song from “Khudgarz”(1987). It is sung by Md Aziz and Sadhana Sargam. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.
Since it is the dance on the song that has repopularised the song, I was curous to know who was the dance master. I had to watch the movie for a few mintes, till the first song appeared on screen, accompanied by credits. According to credits Dances are choreographed by Suresh Bhatt. His assistants were Aruna and Sujata.

Here is this fantastic song. It is a song that has to be savoured by watching its video. The song, and its picturisation has earned enormous popularity on YT channels which was hardly the case a few years ago.

The movie makes its debut in the blog with this song.

With this song, the blog now had 16500 song posts in it. I take this opportunity to thank one and all whose continuous support and encouragement keeps fuelling this labour of love musical bandwagon. Like the lyrics of this song, eve for us in the blog “dil bahalta hai mera aapke (is blog pe) aa jaane se”. Keep visiting, keep commenting, and keep supporting us with your encouragement. We still have lots and lots of musical gems to discover and savour.


Song-Mai se meena se na saaqi se na paimaane se(Khudgarz)(1987) Singers-Md Aziz, Sadhana Sargam, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

Mai se meena se na saaqi se
Mai se meena se na saaqi se
Na paimaane se
Dil behalta hai mera
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Gul se gunchon se na bulbul ke
Gul se gunchon se na bulbul ke
gungunaane se
Dil behalta hai mera
aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se

Khwaab mein jannat ka naqsha
Aa gaya jab saamne
ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru
ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru

Khwaab mein jannat ka naqsha
Aa gaya jab saamne
Hooron se bhi dil na behla aa aa
Hum lage tujhe dhoondhne
Jannat ki bahaaron se na pariyon ke
Jannat ki bahaaron se na pariyon ke
muskuraane se
Dil behalta hai mera
aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se

Ek din main bhi gayi thhi
Jauhari bazaar mein

ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru

Ek din main bhi gayi thi
Jauhari bazaar mein
Teri aankhein yaad aayin
Heeron ke bhi haar mein
Moti se na heeron se na jewar se
Moti se na heeron se na jewar se
Na kisi khazaane se
Dil behalta hai mera
aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se

Mai se meena se na saaqi se
Mai se meena se na saaqi se
Na paimaane se
Dil behalta hai mera
aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se
Aapke aa jaane se


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Blog Day :

4757 Post No. : 16499

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) was one of two movies that were released on 15 August 1975. “Sholay”(movie 1975) was the other movie. In the earlier weeks, “Sholay”(1975) was receiving lukewarm response from audience, and their makers were very nervous. After a few days of anxiety, the crowd suddenly began to rust into the movie halls screening “Sholay”(1975), much to the relief of their makers.

On the other hand, “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) began to attract house full audiences from the very first day. Unlike Sholay(1975) it was a low budget movie and it began to show profits as soon as it became clear that the movie would not be taken off after one week but would go on and on. There were many places where this movie ran longer than Sholay. In Ranchi, Sholay ran for 14 weeks whereas Jai Santoshi Ma ran far longer.

The music of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) became very popular. By now the songs of this movie have become a part of many Indian househlds. This movie is the highlight in the careers of Usha Mangeshkar (as a playback singer) and C Arjun (as a music director). Kavi Pradeep, a lyricist extraordinaire of religious and patriotic songs, got to pen the kind of lyrics he so enjoyed.

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) had six songs, including one multiple version song. All songs have gone on to become all time hit songs.

The blog has five of them. Here are the details:-

Song Date of posting (Post number) Remarks
Main to aarti utaaroon re Santoshi maata ki 18 August 2013 (8551)
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan mat poochho kahaan kahaan 11 December 2017 (13802) Multiple version song- Two versions
Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main sweekaar karo maa 11 December 2020 (16089)
Madad karo Santoshi maata 28 May 2021 (16388)

Only one song is left to be covered. Here is that final song. This song is sung by Manna Dey. This is a song of “Hausla afzaai” for Kanan Kaushal, who falls into hard days (as is customary in a a devotional movie. 🙂 )

Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is cpmposed by C Arjun.

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

With this song, all the six songs of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

This song is the 200th song of Kavi Pradeep in the blog as a lyricist.

Video

Audio

Song-Mat ro mat ro aaj Raadhike (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

mat ro o o o
mat ro o o o
mat ro o o

mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
sun le baat hamaari ee
tu sun le baat hamaari
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

bharat ki naari ki aankhen
sab aankhon se nyaari ee
sab aankhon se nyaari
uske har aansoo mein jhalakti
pyaar ki ik phulwaari ee
pyaar ki ik phulwaari
aasha ki dor se baandh le beti
ee ee ee
jeewan ki laachaari
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

apne man mein diyaa jalaa ke
kar le ujaala gori ee
kar le ujaala gori ee
dil ke upar patthar rakh le
ronaa hai kamzori ee
ronaa hai kamzori
chupke chupke dukh sehne ki
ee ee ee
tu kar le tayyaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

kiska chalaa hai zor bhaagya par
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa aa
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa
har jeewan thaali mein prabhu ne
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa aa
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa
pataa nahin kis bhes mein daata aa
kar de madad tumhaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o
mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
ae ae ae


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