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O Rani Mainawati sun mera sandesh

Posted on: December 16, 2022


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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 an interesting Trio from an old film Ghayal-1951.

The cast of the film was Sulochana Chaterjee, Shaikh Mukhtar, Geeta Bali, Jawahar Kaul, Ramsingh, p.Kailash, pesi Patel, Honey O’Brien, Yeshwant Dave, Rewa Shankar Marwadi and many more. There were 7 Lyricists for 11 songs of the film (one of them is a 2 part song). Likewise there were 6 singers. The M.D. was Gyan Dutt. All the singers were well known, except the singer ‘ Bhola’.

Many people think that Bhola was Bhola Shreshtha, the M.D., but it’s not true. This Bhola was Bulo C Rani,M.D. He joined the industry to be a singer. Khemchand Prakash gave him an opportunity to sing in the film Mehmaan-1942. Later, the same year,Gyan Dutt also gave him songs.Bulo C Rani sang 34 songs in 19 films – initial in his own name, and from 1944 onwards as ‘Bhola’, as he had become a Music Director himself by then, from film Moorti-1944.

Bulo C Rani was a Science graduate. In those days of early cinema, most people who joined the film line were less educated and mostly from lower middle class or poor families. Not ALL of course. There were few highly educated actors, directors, MDs etc but their number was much less. Actresses like Renuka Devi, Vanmala, Nalini Tarkhad etc. were graduates. Actors like Ashok kumar and Ranjan were graduates. Artistes like Dewan Sharar, Devika rani and Shakuntala Paranjpye had International experience, they wrote books also. Director Nanubhai Vakil and actor Surendra were BA,LL.B.

Ramchandra Thakur, Producer and Director of film Ghayal-51, was also from Elite and highly educated class. He also wrote articles in magazines – before and after his film career. Ramchandra Thakur was one such scholarly person who was a Postgraduate and a prolific writer on films in English, Hindi and Gujarati, before joining films. Ramchandra Thakur was born in Suver of Sabarkantha district in Gujarat, on 17-12-1908. He moved to Bombay when he was just 9 year old. He pursued his higher education in Bombay and emerged as a scholar of Pali language. When he gave his M.A. final exam, he wanted to become a teacher in a college, if he got First class. If not, he would join the film industry as a director. During his college years he had written many articles on films. He had translated Sound Recordist Minu Katrak’s English works in Hindi and Gujarati.

When he did not get First class, he joined Sagar Movietone, in its Marketing department. After a few months, Baburao Patel took over from him and he became an assistant director to Chimanlal Luhar for the film Dynamite-38. Next, along with Virendra Desai ( Nalini Jaywant’s first husband), he became a co-director of the film The Gramophone Singer-38. His first film, as an independent Director was the Debut film of Snehprabha Pradhan – Civil marriage-40. Then he joined Ranjit Movietone. He directed mythological, Social and Comedy films. Art Director Kanu Desai’s film Geet Govind was directed by him. Thakur directed 20 films. He also wrote the script for the popular film Baiju Bawra-52. He produced 5 films. He directed 2 Gujarati films and wrote stories and screenplays for several Gujarati films.

He was an accomplished writer. He wrote 4 novels – Amrapali, Budhidhan Birbal, Prem Diwani and Urmila. He wrote several satirical commentaries too. He wrote a detailed article on Sagar Movietone and Chimanlal Desai in Gujarati magazine ” Jee”. His last Hindi film as a director was Nawab Sirajuddaula-67, which he had produced also. He died on 31-10-1992.

I do not know about the storyline of the film Ghayal-51. One of my favourite actors – Jawahar Kaul – acted in this film. He was a very handsome fellow and had an unique style of acting. It was his bad luck that he could not prosper or become “A” grade actor, as in his period the competition was severe and there were many better actors operating then.

Jawahar Kaul was born in a Nehru family on the 27th of September in the year 1927 in the place revered as the heaven of India – Srinagar, Kashmir. When Jawahar was six days old, his grandfather’s sister adopted him, and his surname was subsequently changed to Kaul. Kaul did his Intermediate from the Punjab University and then went to the town of Rawalpindi. After spending some time there, he decided to go to Mumbai. His parents were not in favour of it and hence he convinced them that he would complete his graduation from the Pune University. He had a deep attraction for films from an early age and hence wanted to try his luck in the industry. In the 1940s, Dadar had three studios – Ranjit, Shri Sound and Supreme and hence was the epicenter of Indian cinema. Jawahar made Dadar his address.

He was always short on money as his family wasn’t aware of his venture into cinema. He often slept at the studio of Prabha Pictures. Due to his Kashmiri background – his looks, complexion, height were impressive, and he started getting work soon. Jawahar started his career doing minor roles. He used to portray supporting characters in big films. He made his debut while playing actor Kishor Sahu’s younger brother in the 1945’s ‘Veer Kunal’. In this year, he was seen in the role of ‘Humayun Mahawat’ in ‘Ek Din Ka Sultan’ which was made by Sohrab Modi. His first main lead role was in the flick ‘Khidki’ which was made in 1948. He was paired with Rehana for the same.

In Dadar, he became good friends with Radhakishan Mehra. Mehra used to live in the Lallubhai Mansion where Dada Bhagwan and Prabha Shankar Yagnik, ( brother of stunt film actor Navin Yagnik), the production managers of films used to stay too. It wasn’t long when Prabha Shankar and Kaul became good friends and started sharing their apartment. Their trio and friendship became popular in the film circle. Pyarelal Satoshi was friends with Radhakrishnan, and when he became a producer, he cast Kaul in his first movie. Kaul’s debut did average business, but the songs were a hit. Soon Kaul was seen in films like Azadi Ki Raah Par, Apni Chhaya, Kathputli, Pehli Jhalak, Laal Batti, Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam, etc. He was a legend of the Black and White Cinema. He was a superstar in the films made in the 1960s. Throughout his career, he worked only in a few selected flicks, but he was able to efficiently enrapture the audience’s attention.

Jawahar was never happy about his career- the way it went. He had wanted it to be more successful. Anyway after his last film Zalim-1980, he left acting and joined as a Production Manager with Jwala Pictures of Sandeep Sethi. After two years he became his Secretary for the next 17 years. Meanwhile he produced a film-” Agniputra “, with Mithun Chakravarti. It took a long time to finally release in 2000. Not only was it a flop, it also gave a heavy financial burden on him. However, his only son and producer daughter Shabanam Kapoor repaid everything. He died peacefully in Andheri,Mumbai, on 15-4-2019. Till the end, he looked after his school and college ‘ Children’s welfare Centre’, nearby.

Jawahr Kaul acted in 31 films starting from a small role inGeet Govind-1947. I remember his role in my favourite film Dekh kabira Roya-1957.(Thanks to Beete Hue din Blog).

Like most artistes, the music Directors of the early cinema had a tough time in their later life. Music of their era and style was no longer saleable due to the changing tastes of the people. Newer and younger MDs had a tough competition themselves. Thus these oldies were helpless. Damodar Sharma became assistant to Laxmikant Pyarelal, Madholal Master started his business of making Puppets (His Joker’s puppet was used by Raj kapoor in his film ” Mera Naam Joker”), Vithaldas Panchotiya, Krishnarao Chonkar, Badri prasad, Rewa shankar Marwadi etc. started doing small roles in films to sustain life. B.R.Deodhar opened a Music school.

Rewashankar Marwadi had acted in today’s film Ghayal-1951. I tried very hard to get some information about Rewa Shankar Marwadi, who was an actor, lyricist, singer and also music director in the 1930s and 1940s. However I could not get anything concrete. Anyway I found a note on this multi talented artist of the early era, written by Shri Dhananjay Naniwadekar aka Nani, on the old RMIM forum, some 15 years ago and adapted by me for this article.

Some of Ranjit Movietone’s earliest talkie films had music by Ustad Jhande Khan. Next came the trio of Banne Khan, Ganga Prasad Pathak and Rewa Shankar Marwari. None of that music was ever released on 78 rpm records. From 1938-39, the great duo of Gyan Dutt and Khemchand Prakash took over the charge of Ranjit’s music, later to be joined by Bulo C Rani. It was only around 1938 that Ranjit started releasing its film music on 78-rpm records.

Rewa Shankar Marwari’s association with Ranjit Films and films produced or directed by ex-Ranjit hand Jayant Desai continued in the
1940s. While it is a pleasant surprise that imdb.com has a page for an obscure name like ‘Rewashankar Marwadi’ at all, it is not surprising
that his filmography has been put together for the site by people who are far from competent at that sort of thing. He acted in 27 films, till 1955, sang 12 songs in 9 films and gave music to 21 films from ‘Veer Babruwahan’ (1934) to ‘Matrubhoomi’ (1949). After 1949 only, he started acting in films.

Rewashankar Marwadi and Gangaprasad Pathak gave music together for Gunsundari- 1934 as well as the film Raat ki Raani-35. Rewashankar Marwadi then made a pucca pair with composer Banne Khan and this pair gave music to 12 films, as a pair. ( Barrister’s wife-35, College girl-35, Qeemati aansoo-35, Noor-e-watan-35, Chalaak chor-36, Raj Ramani-36, Dil ka daaku-36, Sipahi ki sajani-36, Matlabi Duniya-36, Lehri lala-36, Ghazi Diler-36 and Mitti ka putla-37 ). In my opinion, they should be considered the first pair of MDs as well as Trend setters and NOT Husnlal-Bhagatram. Of course the number of films the H-B team did was more ( 52), but that is because after 1935, the speed of making films increased. More films were made in the 40s and the 50s than in the 30s. Moreover many composers left for Pakistan in the late 40s, so more films for less composers were available. Numbers aside, but lack of enough knowledge about the early films and artistes has led to much injustice to the Pioneers, for sure !

Today’s song is a Trio, sung by G M Durrani, Geeta Roy and Meena Kapoor along with Chorus. The song is in 2 parts recorded on one single record-on both sides. HFGK mentions it as 2 separate songs, but today’s song is the combined version running for more than 6 minutes. Durrani’s voice was suitable for soulful songs- like Talat. However personally I feel he was better than Talat, though Talat got more popular songs than him. Durrani acted in 16 films, wrote songs for 1 film (Nazare-49), gave music to 8 films composing 48 songs and sang 305 songs in 168 films.


Song- O Rani Mainavati sun mera sandesh (Ghaayal)(1951) Singer-G.M.Durrani, Geeta Roy, Meena Kapoor, Lyricist- Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD- Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

madan janak mrug manimay
hararararara daude
manjul vachan vilohit
?? kaaya
ahahahaha
latan tatan mrug manimay
?? sunil ??
??
?? sunil ??
??
?? sunil ??
??

O Rani Mainawati
sun mera sandesh
O raja pyaar kiya
bisra do ye des

Dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi
o duniya milne na degi
milne na degi
dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi

chalo doon khanjar barchha teer
mitaa doon duniya ki tasweer
chalo doon khanjar barchha
chalo doon khanjar barchha teer
mitaa doon duniya ki tasweer
jo apna rasta rokegi
jo apna rasta rokegi
milne na degi
Dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi

dil dhadak dhadak dhadkaiyya leta
lahar lahar lahraiyyaan
dil dhadak dhadak dhadkaiyya leta
lahar lahar lahraiyyaan
sainyya padoon tumhaare painyyaan
sainyya padoon tumhaare painyyaan
padoon tumhaare painyyaan
sainyya padoon tumhaare painyyaan
hamaari chalne na degi
hamaari chalne na degi
milne na degi
Dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi

bhes badal kar naar naweli
chali yaar ke sang
naak kataa kar kahaan jaayegi
?? karoon ??
daiyya o daiyya
o daiyya daiyya daiyya

jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan

aao aao kaafilon
aa jaao ??
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
aao aao kaafilon
aa jaao ??
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan

laal ?? mein chali chhabeeli
Thakur chala ??
laal ?? mein chali chhabeeli
Thakur chala ??

yaar ke tukde kar de chaar
uthha le ?? sardaar
teri ?? hai makkaar
dekh raha kya soorat bhola
?? tera pyaar
?? tera pyaar
dekh raha kya soorat bhola
?? tera pyaar
?? tera pyaar
Dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi

o o paaji raajkumaar
aa aa aa aa aa aa
arre o paaji raajkumaar
meri dulhan ka ??
arre o paaji raajkumaar
meri dulhan ka ??
saamne aa le kar talwaar
saamne aa le kar talwaar
teri gardan doon abhi utaar
teri gardan doon abhi utaar

Thakur chhod de ae
pardesi ko kar le mera haath
Thakur chhod de ae ae
pardesi ko kar le mera haath
duniya hansne na degi
duniya rone na degi
duniya hansne na degi
duniya rone na degi
chain se marne na degi
kisi ko milne na degi
chain se marne na degi
kisi ko milne na degi
Thakur chhod de ae ae
pardesi ko kar le mera haath
Thakur chhod de

o raani
main na ??
aa gaya main aaj
sachcha tera yaar hai
tera Rajkumaar

dekh do tukde hai talwaar
malaniya kar inka singaar
dekh do tukde hai talwaar
malaniya kar inka singaar
mera ghoda sar se taiyyar
basaa lo tum apna sansaar
mera ghoda sar se hai taiyyar
basa lo tum apna sansaar
dekh do tukde hai talwaar
malaniya kar inka singaar

is ghode par baithh ke
jaao donon door
Raja Rani ek hain
?? ??
Siyawar Ramchandra ki jai
Siyawar Ramchandra ki jai
Siyawar Ramchandra ki jai

4 Responses to "O Rani Mainawati sun mera sandesh"

Thanks Arun Ji for the informative post and I remember Jawahar kaul in kathputli with vyjayantimala and I remember him as a character artiste in o.p.ralhan’s PAAPI

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Thank you, Prakash ji.
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Arun Ji, It is interesting to know that G M Durrani wrote songs for film Nazare (1949) & gave music to 8 films composing 48 songs. Thanks for sharing it.

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Glad you enjoyed reading the post.
Thanks.
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