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Aayee re aayee re

Posted on: November 14, 2021


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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4867 Post No. : 16660

LIFE is a strange phenomenon – full of unexpected things and coincidences. Normally, I never take a long break in my post writing. Last month, however, I needed a break to relax and do things which I have been postponing or delaying – at Home level and work sphere. So I wrote to Atul ji informing him that I would take a hiatus from writing my posts from 28th October till well after Diwali, i.e. 10th of November. Little did I know that The Fate was smiling from behind me and that it already had its own plans to enforce a break to my total activities in the same period. Call it my Intuition or premonition. Whatever.

On the 5th of November – right in the very midst of Diwali celebrations, I met with a freak accident early in the morning at about 0615 hours, after my routine daily Morning Walk on our Society’s Jogging Track. I got medical treatment quickly, thanks to my Son-in-Law and two Grandchildren (One of them a Doctor himself). I was hospitalised and underwent all the irksome procedures like CT Scan, Tet. Injection, stapling the wound, Bandaging etc, followed with an order for compulsory Bed rest for a week ! So, my original plan to look at the pending works etc was gone with the winds, again turning into a wish for the future ! Taking this opportunity, I enjoyed all the attention and special treatment from the near and dear ones at home and on Social media !

When such things happen, one tends to confirm the existence of some unknown power that moves matters, whatever you plan otherwise as a simple Human. I believe this is Divine Power and is called GOD ! I am a confirmed Theist and a Deist, so are 99% people in India – whichever their Religion. Once you accept God’s existence you start believing and following the relative Culture. Hindu Culture is built around Upasana and Karmkand.

Karmakand includes items that have to be performed by the believers – as a path to Salvation. One of these is Fasting on certain days. There are two types of fasting that are undertaken by the people. One is fasting on fixed days of the week and the second is fasting to undertake a ” Vrat ” or a ritual to achieve specific objectives, like pleasing a particular God/Goddess to gain something etc.etc.

There is however,one more type of Fasting which is Monthly once or twice or yearly once or twice. Generally, it is some special ” Ekadashi ” or the 11th day of the Indian Month. In Maharashtra, the Ekadashi falling in the month of ASHADH is considered very auspicious. On this day, millions of devotees from all over Maharashtra converge at the Vithal Temple of Pandharpur. For this occasion, people start walking hundreds of kilometers from their villages/towns to Pandharpur. It is called ” VAARI” (वारी ). It has a tradition of over 700 years.

Ofcourse, there are some such pilgrimages from other states too, like Shri Vaishno Devi Yatra, Jagannath Yatra, Kamakshi Devi yatra of Gauhati, Sabari Malai Yatra in Kerala – which is very strenuous – requiring 40 days of Penance and abstinence and climbing the hill through jungles of Kerala. Such Yatras must be there in other places too. If our readers mention some, we will know better.

All this about Ekadashi, because today’s song is from the film Ekadashi-1955. Before we proceed further, let us know more about Ekadashi (One time or both times Fasting).
What is Ekadashi ?

Ekadasi, is the eleventh lunar day (Tithi) of the shukla (bright) or krishna (dark) paksha (fortnight) of every lunar month in the Hindu calendar (Panchang). In Hinduism and Jainism it is considered a spiritually beneficial day. Scriptures recommend observing an (ideally waterless) fast from sunrise on the day of Ekadashi to sunrise on the day following Ekadashi. Hindu scriptures teach that it is especially important to avoid all beans and all grains on this day because on the day of Ekadashi these two foods are contaminated by sin, one should eat only fruits and vegetables and milk products on this day. Ekadashi day is recognized as the best of all days to fast because it is on this day of the moon phase in which the rays of the moon actually nourish the subtle nerves and feelings of the heart.

Two Ekadashis occur in one month according to positions of the moon. The progression of the moon from full moon to new moon is divided into fifteen equal arcs. Each arc measures one lunar day, called “tithi”: The time it takes the moon to traverse that distance is the length of that lunar day. Ekadashi refers to the 11the tithi, or lunar day. The eleventh tithi therefore corresponds to a precise phase of the waxing and waning moon: In the bright half of the lunar month, the moon will appear roughly 3/4 full on Ekadashi, and in the dark half of the lunar month, the moon will be about 3/4 dark on Ekadashi.

Bhagavata Purana (sk. IX, adhy. 4) notes the observation of Ekadashi by King Ambarisha, a devotee of Vishnu.

The film Ekadashi-55 was made by All India pictures. produced by R.L. and M.L.Arora,it was directed by V.M.Gunjal. The music director of Ekadashi-55 was Avinash Vyas, ably assisted by Jayanti lal. There were 8 songs in the film. The cast of the film was Trilok Kapoor, Mala Sinha ( her only Mythological film), Sulochana, Gope, Badri Prasad etc etc.The Heroine of this film was Mala Sinha. It is mentioned in HFGK and also features in the credits of the film. However,strangely, she always avoided accepting that she ever worked in this film.

Mala Sinha came from Calcutta to make a career in Bombay films. In Calcutta she worked in a Bilingual film ‘Chitrangada-54’ in Bangla and Hindi. In 54 again, she did her first film in Bombay, Badshah-54 (released on 15-10-54), then came Hamlet-54 (released on 7-1-55), Riyasat-55 and Ekadashi-55.

In all her interviews, Mala Sinha always quoted “Rangeen Raten”-56 with Shammi Kapoor as her first film in Bombay. She was ashamed of revealing that in film Riyasat-55, her Hero was Mahipal and in film Ekadashi-55 it was Trilok Kapoor. She always hid this fact. There are many Heroines who want to hide their struggling days. For example,in the film “Professor”-62 Shammi Kapoor’s Heroine was Kalpana. Though touted as her first film, her first film was Pyar ki Jeet-62, opposite Mahipal- a fact which Kalpana always hid from everyone.

Similarly, A grade Heroine Meena Kumari also had done several Mythological and costume films before Baiju Bawra took her high up and above other Heroines. Films like Veer Ghatotkach-49, Shri Ganesh Mahima-50, Laxmi Narayan-51, Hanuman Paataal vijay-51 and Alladin aur Jadui Chirag-52 had Mahipal as her Hero. In her later years, she always hid her earlier film Heroes.

Even comedian Johnny Walker, who is supposed to have made a beginning with Baazi-51, had earlier worked in “The last message or Aakhri paigham”-49. However this fact is not told by anyone.

Not only actors,but even singers do this. They hesitate to say that they first sang for C grade films. Take the case of Sudha Malhotra, who used to declare Arzoo-50 as her first film, under Anil Biswas, but she never told that earlier she had sung 3 songs in film Aakhri paigham-49, under the baton of Abid Hussein Khan, composer.

Lyricists are not far behind. Gulzar’s first song was not from Bandini – 63, as is claimed. He has written lyrics in films Choron ki Baraat-60, Diler Haseena-60 and Shriman Satyawadi-60. He wrote these songs as Gulzar Deenvi. Then he wrote lyrics in the film Kabuliwala-61 and Prempatra-62 in the name of Gulzar. Even then he claims Bandini-63 as his first film- which is wrong.

It is very unfortunate that once the artiste becomes famous, he tends to forget his humble beginning with a less known film or a composer. This is because they are ashamed of it. I feel the blame also goes to people who take their interview, because the interview takers do not do proper homework. Many times they do not know anything and simply note down whatever is told by the artiste.

Film Ekadashi-55 was directed by Dada Gunjal. Director Vishnupant Mathaji Gunjal or simply Dada Gunjal, was born in Kolhapur in 1904. He was not interested in education, so after passing his Matriculation, he joined the film industry. Initially he worked in various capacities, but concentrated on Directing the films. He established his own Gunjal Production company at Bombay and directed his first silent film Collegian in 1929. Soon ,realising that producing films was not his cake, he shifted to Directing films for Vishwesh film company, Bombay. Making silent films like Bharati, The Bandit, Vijeta, Bewafa qatil, khabardar, Bhedi khanjar etc.
When Talkie films started, he directed Bhakta ke Bhagwan and Ambarish in 1934. Dada Gunjal directed in all 37 films. Some of his films were, Bhakta dhruv, Panihari,Aparadhi, Ekadashi, Mata, Mamta, Tulsi, Bhakta ke Bhagwan, Noorjehan, Baraat, Kirti, Pati patni, Alakh Niranjan, Mother India -1938 etc.

Dada Gunjal died in 1968.

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus. It is a good song. Enjoy….


Song-Aayee re aayee re (Ekaadashi)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Avinash Vyas
Chorus

Lyrics

Ghanan Ghanan ghan ghananannan baaje
rut aayee ??
sanan sanan pawan milan ke
dhin dhinak dhinak dhin baaje mridang
dhin dhinak dhinak dhin baaje mridang
dhin dhinak dhinak dhin baaje mridang

aayee re aayee re
neel gagan se main
chandr bhavan se main aayee re main aayee re main aayee re
aayee re aayee re
neel gagan se main
chandr bhavan se main aayee re main aayee re
main aayee re
aayee re aayee re

hai indr dhanush see chitvan
koyal see meethhee vaanee
main prem nagar mein aayee
ban kaamdev kee raanee
amrit manthan kee mastee
is ang ang mein chhaayee re
aayee re aayee re
aayee re aayee re
neel gagan se main
chandr bhavan se main aayee re main aayee re main aayee re
aayee re aayee re

khanan khanan ?? basant
?? ??
dhin dhinak dhinak dhin baaje mridang
dhin dhinak dhinak dhin baaje mridang
dhin dhinak dhinak dhin baaje mridang

aayee re aayee re
neel gagan se main
chandr bhavan se main aayee re main aayee re main aayee re
aayee re aayee re
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

paayal mein preet kee sargam
honthon pe piya ke gaane
ye sooraj chaand sitaare
sun sun kar huye deevaane
ye madhur milan kee ghadiyaan gagan se
main laayee re laayee re laayee re
aayee re aayee re ae
neel gagan se main
chandr bhavan se main aayee re main aayee re main aayee re
aayee re aayee re

11 Responses to "Aayee re aayee re"

Arun Ji
Welcome back on the blog after a ‘ forced’ pause. Interesting to read about hidden info about humble beginnings of later day successful people. It is also true that interviewers do not prepare well.
Presented song is quite pleasant.

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Thank you, Satish ji.
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Sir, Welcome back on the blog. I sincerely hope that you have fully recovered from the injury and must be feeling even better after writing a post 🙂
Thanks for this post. Enjoyed reading the post and listening to the song. Thanks for the information shared about Ekadashi and the film personalities who hide their humble beginnings.

Regards,

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Thank you, Avinash ji.
Yes, I have fully recovered from the wound to my head.
And you have guessed right,that I must be feeling better after writing the post. Yes, I feel happy now.
Thanks again.
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Arun ji
Take care of your health Sir…..

Regards and Love
prakash

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Thanks, Prakash ji.
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Dear Guruji,

We were missing you. Good to know that you are back on your feet. Look forward to many more Posts from you.

Do take care, take great care.

With warm regards

PARTHA CHANDA

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Thanks, Partha ji.
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Arun ji,
Welcome back after a prolonged forced “vacation. Very rightly said about Devine Power.”More man kachhu aur hai vidhana ke kachhu aur”. I feel happy as your posts will appear now regularly.

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Thanks, baidyanprasad ji, for your encouraging comment.
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audio link:

I have sent lyrics of all the 6 remaining songs(from Ekadashi movie) to be posted alongwith this song lyrics as a part of BTYC dated February 17th 2021(email sent on 12 February 2021)

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