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Muhammad Shah Rangeeley

Posted on: November 10, 2021

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‘Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai’ (1963) was produced by Surinder Kapoor under the banner of Amar Chhaaya Films and was directed by Kedar Kapoor. The star cast included Geeta Bali and Pradeep Kumar in the lead role with the supporting cast of Agha, Vijaylaxmi, Siddhu, Sunder, Tun Tun, Mohan Choti, Ravikant etc. Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Om Prakash, Bhagwan, Kumkum, and Shyama made their guest appearances in the film. This was Surinder Kapoor’s maiden film as a producer.

I was wondering as to how Surinder Kapoor could manage to rope in Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor for the qawwali song in the film. It became clear when I came to know that Surinder Kapoor was the cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor. When he shifted to Mumbai from Peshawar in 1950, Prithviraj Kapoor helped him in getting his first job as an assistant to K Asif in ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960). Since the film took a lot of time to be completed, Surinder Kapoor left K Asif and became the Secretary to Geeta Bali. Kedar Kapoor, the film’s director was from Peshawar. Probably, he may also be related to Prithviraj Kapoor.

It was Geeta Bali who encouraged Surinder Kapoor to become a film producer. She arranged the finance, the crew and the cast. So, getting the guest actors for the qawwali song became an easy task for Surinder Kapoor. The film was launched in 1958 and got completed in 1963. The film did not fare well on the box office. This was the last released film of Geeta Bali.

‘Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai’ (1963) had six songs in the film written by Shailendra (5) and Anand Bakshi (1) which were set to music by Dattaram. Four songs have been covered on the Blog.

Here is the 5th song ‘Muhammad Shah Rangeele gaawat aaj prem raag’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by Manna Dey on the words of Shailendra. The video clip of the song is not available on any video sharing platform. So, it is difficult to know as to in which context, this song was picturised in the film. My wild guess is that the song may have been picturised on Agha in a comical situation using the bandish-based classical song.

Muhammad Shah ‘Rangeela’ was the Mughal emperor during 1719 to 1748. He was a patron of performing arts and music. His court had many musicians, the prominent among them being Niyamat Khan who used to compose bandishes under his pen name. ‘Sadarang’ and his nephew, Feroz Khan under the pen name of ‘Adarang’. Sadarang has been credited with the introduction of Khayal as a form of Hindustani classical music. He composed many Khayal bandishes for his desciples which included a few women from the harem of Muhammed Shah ‘Rangeela’.

There are some persons who are known by their work and not by their names. Niyamat Khan was one of them whose name is unknown for the present generation. Some of us may have listened to his khayal bandishes rendered by stalwarts like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Ustad Amir Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan, etc without knowing that these were composed by Niyamat Khan ‘Sadarang’.

One of the Khayal bandish composed by Niyamat Khan was ‘Muhammad Shah rangeele re, tum bin main kya karoon badariya, nit na suhaawe’ in raag Miyan Ki Malhar in praise of Muhammad Shah. The song under discussion is based on this bandish with different ‘bole’ written by Shailendra and composed by Dattaram in raag ‘Miyan Ki Malhar’. It is rendered as ‘chhota khayal’.

By the way, Muhammad shah rangeele re from ‘Nadirshah’ (1968) was also based on the abovementioned bandish. Both ‘Nadirshah’ (1968) and ‘Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai’ (1963) took a long time to be completed and released. So, it is difficult to guess as to which one of two films got inspired from this bandish first.

Audio Clip:

Song-Muhammad Shah rangeeley (Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai)(1963) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Dattaram


hriday na…………….th
hey ae ae na…….th
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aaaa
aa aaa
dhoom ta na ta na na

muhammad shah rangeele
muhammad shah rangeele ae
muhammad shah rangeele
gaawat aaj prem raag
gaawat aaj prem raag
sur bade nasheele ae
muhammad shah rangeele

ma ma ma ni pa….aa
ma ma..aa
pa ni…ee pa…aa
pa pa pa ni
pa pa pa ni
pa pa pa sa
pa ni pa ni
pa pa ni
pa ni dha
ma dha pa
ma pa ga ma
dha ni dha ni dha ni dha ni
pa ni
pa ni

tere bin jee na sakoon
tere bin jee na sak……………oon
jee na sak…oon
na sakoon
tere bin jee na sakoon
tere bin jee na sakoon
jee na sakoon
tere bin
jee na sakoon
tere bin
tere bin jee na sakoon
lekin ab kya main karoon
lekin ab kya kya main karoon
lekin ab kya kya main karoon
saans saans kehti aas
saans saans kehti aas le le le
muhammad shah rangeele
muhammad shah rangeele
gaawat aaj prem raag
gaawat aaj prem raag
sur bade nasheele ae
muhammad shah rangeele

1 Response to "Muhammad Shah Rangeeley"

Familiar song, but did not know which film it was from.
Thanks for posting


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