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Mera piyaa tram chalaawe

Posted on: July 17, 2022


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Today’s song is from a stunt film Ji Haan aka Yes please – 1945.

This film was made under the banner of Gautam Chitra, Bombay. It was directed by a pair of Babubhai Mistry and Ramnik Bhatt. All the 8 songs were written by Pt. Indra and the music was by S.N.Tripathi…who was initially for stunt films and later was famous for Mythological movies. The cast consisted of Agha, Bhagwan,Shanta Patel, Meera, Gulab, Raziya,Azeembhai, Anant Prabhu etc etc.

Based on the major chunk of films made, the first 3 decades of talkie films can be easily named accordingly. For example, the 1930’s decade was the “experimental Decade’ because being a new medium, the filmmakers had no idea as to which type of films would attract the audience. Hence there was a mix of all Genres like Historical, Mythological, Folk stories, stunts, family and what not. The 1950’s decade can decisively be called a ” Mythological and Religious films decade” as 124 such films were made in this period. And the 1940’s decade can be said to be a Gold mine for B and C grade action/stunt and costume films. The contribution of Master Bhagwan in this Genre is incomparable to any other filmmaker in the first 30 years of Talkie era. He was not the ‘ initiator’ but surely a ‘developer’ of action films.

An American -Mike Barnum – runs 2 Blogs on B and C grade Hindi action/stunt films of India. Don’t be surprised. There are a few more foreigners who have extraordinary interest in Indian cinema of the yore and they have their own Blogs. One more example is ” memsaabstory.com’n run by Greta Kemmer. Then there is Tom Daniels too. Mike Barnum writes about Master Bhagwan thus…

” Known to his fans as a comedic sidekick in countless Bollywood films of the Golden Era, Bhagwan (Bhagwan Abaji Palav)played the lead and sometimes also directed numerous B grade comedy-action films throughout the 40’s and the 50’s decade. Bhagwaqn often worked opposite former wrestler Baburao pehelwan. With Bhagwan’s short, stubby stature and Baburao’s handsome physique, they made a popular pair.

Bhagwan entered films during the silent era. After a few years, doing bit parts and supporting roles, he tried his hand at Directing with the 1938 stunt film Bahadur Kissan, starring popular action star Chandrarao. Bhagwan co starred in the film with Hansa Wadkar, Sunetra and Vasantrao pahelwan-another former wrestler who was often seen in his films.

Bahadur kissan-38 was quickly followed by Criminal-39, Vanmohini-40 and Raja Gopichand-41 in which the comedian again acted and directed. Bhagwan’s comedy-stunt film combination became quite popular, but is little remembered today, mostly due to the fact that no prints seem to have survived.

Along with the stunt genre, Bhagwan took his brand of comedy and incorporated Horror in House of Mystery(Bhedi Bangla)-49 and spoofed Tarzan pictures with The Jungle man-50. While the masses enjoyed these little B films, it was not until Albela in 1951 that Bhagwan managed to impress the critics. This little musical comedy (produced under his banner-Bhagwan Art productions) also starred Geeta Bali and Baburao Pehelwan and it struck gold at the box office. Bhagwan tried to duplicate Albela’s success with rangeela and Jhamela-51, but both films flopped.

Sadly, of Bhagwan’s dozens of starring roles, only Albela and the comedy Damaad are currently available to see. Thankfully we can at least enjoy the ads and posters from many of his lost or missing films….. and who knows someday a few of these old classics will be unearthed for all to see ! Some of his films were madadgar, Pyar ki raat, Bahadur kissan, criminal, vanamohini, raja gopichand, Rooplekha, Achhajee, Bhedi bangla, Jungle man, Albela, damaad, Actor, Bhole piya, Joker, Bhoole bhatke, Dushmani, Daughter of the Sea, gunehgar, Sukhi jeevan, Badla, Nagma e sahra, Ji haan, Dosti, Shake hands, matwale, laalach, jalan, Jigar and others. “

Master Bhagwan was unique. He was a very hard working person. In the real sense, he brought in the wave of stunt films in the late 40s. After the films of Master Vithal and Fearless Nadia waned in their popularity by 1944-45, it was Master Bhagwan, who established his own Production house-Jagriti Films and produced several stunt films. he had a set of actors and actresses, which included Baburao pehelwan, Vasantrao pehelwan, Azeem Bhai, Shanta Patel, Chanchal, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla and Vitha Lokare.

The storyline for most of his films was also fixed. Two young vagabonds-Baburao pehelwan and Bhagwan, come to Bombay in search of employment. One Sethji (Azeembhai ) appoints them to protect him from the local criminal (Vasantrao pehelwan). Sethji has a good looking daughter ( one of the stock Heroines), who has a maid (another girl from the stock). Baburao loves Seth ji’s daughter and Bhagwan loves the maid. After a lot of stunts and fighting scenes, the end would be happy. The same story with changed names and other minor changes was used in almost all his films like Badla, Bahadur, Jalan, Madadgaar, Dosti, Shake hand, Matlabi,Bach ke rehna,Bhole bhale, Jeete Raho or such other films. The audience did not mind . They were happy with the stunts. (Did Nasir Hussain and Manmohan Desai get inspiration from Bhagwan in this matter ?).

There was a time when most Indian heroes of the 60’s and the 70’s were great fans of Bhagwan’s action films. Examples are Kishore kumar and Sanjeev kumar. Actor Shyam was his good friend C.Ramchandra, Raj kapoor, P L Santoshi, Shashdhar Mukherjee and many others were his fans. I can not be counted among these famous ones, but I and Greta memsaab simply love Bhagwan’s action films.

Today I am presenting a fun song from the film Ji Haan-45. Out of 8 songs of the film, 5 were comedy songs. One comedy song is already discussed on this Blog. This will be the second song. Let us now enjoy this song.


Song-Mera piya tram chalaawe (Jee Haan)(1945) Singer-Meera, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Mera piya tram chalaave
maayee re mose ticket maange
Mera piya tram chalaave
maay ree mose ticket maange
mere bachche ki laaj na aawe (?)
mere bachche ki laaj na aawe (?)
maayee re mose ticket maange
Mera piya tram chalaave
maay ree mose ticket maange

saajan mera thumka deta
saajan mera thumka deta
dete dhuaan udaawe
maaye re
dete dhuaan udaawe
mera sainyya afeem khaawe
mera sainyya afeem khaawe
Cheen des ko jaawe ae
Cheen des ko jaawe

baalam mera ??
baalam mera ??
tabla roz bajaawe
maaye re
tabla roz bajaaye

preetam mera charas chadhaawe
preetam mera charas chadhaawe
bhor bhaye ghar aawe ae
bhor bhaye ghar aawe
aate hi ?? bajaawe
maayee re
aate hi ?? bajaawe
maayee re mose ticket maange
mera piya tram chalaawe
maayee re mose ticket maange
mere bachche ki laaj na aawe
mere bachche ki laaj na aawe
maayee re mose ticket maange
mera piya tram chalaawe
maayee re mose ticket maange

mere ghar mein saas ??
mere ghar mein saas ??
jhaadu mujhe bataawe
maayee re
jhaadu mujhe bataawe

nanad akeli chugli kaate
nanad akeli chugli kaate
ik ut aag lagaawe ae
ik ut aag lagaawe

dewra mera bada chorta?
dewra mera bada chorta?
jhumka bech ke khaawe
maayee re
jhumka bech ke khaawe

sainyya hamra bada anaadi
sainyya hamra bada anaadi
munh pe ??
munh pe ??

bolo to aankh dikhaawe
maayee re
bolo to aankh dikhaawe
maaye re mose ticket maange
mera piya tram chalaawe
maaye re mose ticket maange
mere bachche ki laaj na aawe
mere bachche ki laaj na aawe
maaye re mose ticket maange
mera piya tram chalaawe
maaye re mose ticket maange

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Its a fun song, heard for the the first time and liked.

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