Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Chal bhai ghode chal chal re

Posted on: December 27, 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.

Blog Day :

5275 Post No. : 17286

Today’s song is from the film Das Baje-1942.

The year 1942 was an eventful year for the Hindi cinema industry. The age old studio system had started crumbling and clever and ambitious directors started leaving studios to establish their own set up. Among these, the prominent were a group of disgruntled and dissatisfied artiates from Bombay Talkies, consisting of S. Mukherjee, Rai8bahadur Chunilal, Ashok Kumar, Sawak Wachha etc, who left and established a new entity named Filmistan. Then there were Mehboob Khan, A.R.kardar, V.Shantaram with their loyalists, Homi Wadia who left their parent studios and made new beginnings with their own studios. New Theatre, Calcutta lost Debki bose, P.C.barua, K.L.Saigal, K.N.Singh, Kidar Sharma etc.

C.Ramchandra, Minu mujumdar and Vasant desai became independent Music Directors. Kamal Dasgupta started his Hindi film with “Jawab”. Suraiya, hemant kumar, manna Dey, Jagmohan Su7rsagar, Nurjahan and madhubala sang their first hindi songs as Playback singers. Besides these, many new actors, singers and directors too made debuts. In all this activity, major studios like Prabhat, New Theatres, Bombay Talkies, Wadia and Sagar suffered irreparable losses, but the maximum damage was done by the exit of V.Shantaram from Prabhat Film co.

This was the beginning of the fall of the filmmaking Giant in India. When Shantaram left, a new film was about to start shooting. Shantaram’s assistant in Prabhat, Raja nene got the opportunity of independently directing the new film-“Das Baje’- a bilingual in Hindi and Marathi ( दहा वाजता in Marathi). Along with Raja nene, a child artiste Baby Shakentala also made her Debut. She was selected by Damle, one of the directors and to accommodate her in the film, an existing younger brother’s role was converted to younger sister’s role in the film. She not only became famous but even her songs , both in Marathi and Hindi also became popular.

Raja Nene was born in a small village in Konkan, on 18-9-1912. His real name was Gajanan Hari Nene. His early education was done in his hometown and he graduated from a college in Ratnagiri. He was the nephew of Vishnupant Damle, a partner in Prabhat Films. After his graduation, Damle employed him in Prabhat as an assistant Director.

Raja assisted Shantaram in the film Vasantsena-35 and Amar Jyoti-36. During the making of the film Sant Tukaram, he was shifted to the Damle-Fattelal duo as their assistant Director and he became a key figure in making that film. Subsequently, he continued with the Damle – Fattelal duo in their other ventures like Gopal Krishna-38 and Sant Dnyaneshwar-40. For the film Sant Sakhu-41, his name was included as one of the directors, along with Damle-Fattelal. In between, he also acted in the film Duniya na maane-37.

In 1942, he directed his first independent film ” Dus Baje” , a Marathi-Hindi bilingual. Meanwhile, V Shantaram, a mentor for all junior aspirants and his proteges, left Prabhat to start his own studio-Rajkamal Kalamandir. Same time, a new film of Prabhat-“Ramshastri” was given to Nene for direction. However, a group of Shantaram loyalists – Athavale, Dharmadhikari, Mukhram Sharma, Raja nene and Keshavrao Bhole – decided to leave Prabhat. The incomplete film Ramshastri-44 was completed by Gajanan Jagirdar, in addition to doing the lead role in the film. Keshavrao Bhole also completed his work before leaving Prabhat.

The entire group joined Mohan studios. After the film Taramati-45, Nene started his own company – Raja Nene Productions and made the film ” Shadi se Pehle”-1947. Nene not only acted in the film, but also directed it along with Debutant director Datta Dharmadhikari. After Rajkamal, Nene Productions was the next big production house to emerge from Prabhat Films. It was followed by Alhad Chitra of Datta Dharmadhikari.

After directing the film Lalat-47 ( debut film of actress Usha kiran), Nene turned to Marathi films, acting and directing hit films like, Patthe Baburao and Ketakichya Banat, Sant Ramdas etc. He returned to Hindi films and directed Shri Vishnu Bhagwan-51, Bhai ka pyar-51, Rajrani Damayanti-52, Lanka Dahan-52, Indrasen-52, Radha krishna-54, Pehli Tarikh-54, Hanuman Janma-57 and Gauri Shankar-58.

In between and after 1958, Nene directed only Marathi films, but acted in few Hindi films. His film Pehli Tarikh-54 was a hit film and the famous Kishore song, ” Khush hai zamana aaj pehli tarikh hai” was filmed on him only. Film Pehli Tarikh was remade in Kannada and Tamil by P. Neelkantham as Modaltedi-55. Raja Nene expired on 21-2-1975 at Bombay. He directed 16 Hindi films and acted in 14 Hindi films from 1937 to 1975. ( Ack: based on information from ” Marathi Cinema in Retrospect” by Sanjit Narwekar and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Film India-Nov.45 with thanks, and my notes.)

The cast of the film was Urmila, Paresh banerjee, Vasant Thengdi, baby Shakuntala, Ganpatrao, Devraj and others. The story of the film was written by Pt. Mukhram Sharma, who used to write ” ashant ” (अशांत ) after his name. During the shooting of this film Sharmaji fell in love with a Marathi actress of Prabhat-Shanta Mujumdar and they got married. After marriage, Sharmaji stopped using the name ” Ashant ” after his name. Possibly Shantabai, his new wife, gave him Shanti !

The attraction of the film line brought many people from all over the country. Many of them had their existing professions, business or livelihoods, but they left all that but they left all that and joined the film line. Some succeeded, and some failed. Those who failed were soon forgotten and the succeeded ones made a name.

Offhand I can remember a few such cases. Actor Shahnawaz left his Army job to join films.Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar, Dr. Shriram Lagu and Dr. Mohan Agashe left good medical practice to join films. Susheela Devi Pawar, a Royal from Gwalior was B.A;B.T and teaching in High school, chose to leave it and join films as Vanmala, Chitragupt was a lecturer in Patna before he came to films. Mukund Rai Trivedi was in Mining business of the family, but joined films as a Music Director to form a pair ” Frank-Roy ” for film Gogola-1966 (after this one film he went back to his business and also became an M.P. from M.P. state). Ghulam Hyder was studying in a Dental college. In line with these and such other people, the M.D. of today’s film-Das Baje-1942, Keshavrao Bhole also left his MBBS course in its second year and joined Prabhat as a Musician.

Keshavrao Vaman Bhole (24-5-1896 to 10-11-1977) Music director born in Amravati, Maharashtra. Exposure to Western orchestras accompanying silent films prompted him to experiment successfully with orchestral compositions: ‘The tones of the instruments, their timbre and how such diverse instruments could play together without sounding atonal, engaged my mind,’ he wrote in his book Mazhe Sangeet: Rachana Ani Digdarshan (1964). First introduced piano, Hawaiian guitar and violin for Vartak’s vanguard play Andhalyanchi Shala, staged by the Natyamanwantar group (1933). The music also performed the unusual function of tying the play to a fixed running time.

Keshav Rao Bhole, who was born in Amaravati in Maharashtra, left his MBBS course halfway to join films. His first film was Krishnawatar-1932. In 1933,he joined Prabhat after Govindrao Tembe left and stayed there till 1944. His compositions rank amongst the best for Prabhat in its history and scored some of the studio’s best-known hits. For Amritmanthan, the actors rehearsed to a score played live, tuning their performance rhythm to the music. The scales were also chosen to counterpoint the actors’ speaking voices.

Bhole’s impact on performance idioms is most evident in Sant Tukaram, where Vishnupant Pagnis’s outstanding achievement owes much to the score.His pinnacle came with Marathi film ‘SANT TUKARAM”-1936. Due to its content and melodious music the film was popular in not only in Maharashtra but in far off places like Andhra,Madras,Mysore,and Bengal In Calcutta the Marathi film ran for Golden Jubilee. The film,its trick scenes and Music was appreciated in International Film Festivals also. Bhole’s next success was Duniya na Maane-1937,in which he got Shanta Apte to sing an English Song.

Here is a story about Keshavrao’s secret contribution to the success of the film Sant Tukaram-1936. One name in the cast of the film Sant Tukaram-1936, is that of Gauri. Her real name was Tanibai Dawari. She had been with Prabhat since its inception and did small roles in silent films. She was totally illiterate and could not read or write. After the advent of the Talkie films, she continued doing small roles in Prabhat films. When the film Sant Tukaram was being conceived, Shantaram started searching for an actress to do the role of Tukaram’s wife-Avali…who loved Tukaram but was sort of a shrew because she felt Vithoba bhakti was spoiling Tukaram. Suddenly Shantaram saw Gauri and he called her. Giving a copy of the script to her, he said,” you are selected to do the role of Avali. Now read the dialogues and be prepared.”

Gauri was stunned. She did not know how to react. She could not read. She was sure that now she will be exposed and removed from service, as Prabhat did not employ illiterate people. She took the script and went out of the room. Music Director Keshavrao Bhole found her in a corner weeping. When he enquired repeatedly, Gauri explained everything. Bhole pacified her and said, ‘Dont worry’. From that day onwards he taught Gauri reading and writing for 8 hours a day for 15 days. Being a sharp student Gauri picked it up very quickly, as it was a Do or Die situation for her. She did that role excellently and won laurels. Thanks to Keshavrao Bhole.

Famous singer,actress Jyotsna Bhole was his wife. He Left Prabhat with Raja Nene, Dharmadhikari et al., in 1944, working with them independently for some years.

He gave music to Krishnavatar and Sant Sakhubai-32, Amritmanthan-34, Noor-E-Yaman-35, Chandrasena-35, Rajput Ramani and Sant Tukaram-36, Duniya na mane-37, Mera Ladka-38, Sant Dnyaneshwar-40, Sant Sakhu-41, Das Baje-42, Ramshastri-44, Taramati-45, Kuber-47, Bhagya Rekha-48, Parijatak and Shrikrishna Satyabhama-51.
Today’s song is sung by Paresh Banerjee. Enjoy….


Song- Chal bhai ghode chal chal re (Das Baje)(1942) Singer- Paresh Banerjee, Lyricist- Pt. Mukhram Sharma, MD- Keshavrao Bhole

Lyrics

Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re

resham ke raas??
chaandi ka ??
resham ke ??
chaandi ka ??
jhamjham re
jhamjham re
jhamjham re
jhamjham re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re

moti ki maala loonga
sone ki lagaam loonga
moti ki maala loonga
sone ki lagaam loonga
cham cham re
cham cham re
cham cham re
cham cham re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re

maathhe pe jhoomar baandhoo
pairon mein jhaanjhar baandhoon
maathhe pe jhoomar baandhoo
pairon mein jhaanjhar baandhoon
chham chham re
chham chham re
chham chham re
chham chham re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re

pyaar se khilaaun tohe ?? mohe
pyaar se khilaaun tohe ?? mohe
jhan jhan re
jhan jhan jhan re
jhanjhan jhajhan re
jhan jhan jhan re
jhanjhan jhajhan re
jhanjhan jhajhan re
jhanjhan jhajhan re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re
Chal bhai ghode chal chal re

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17400 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2023) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

17401

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1341
Total Number of movies covered=4685

Total visits so far

  • 15,645,521 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,970 other subscribers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 5000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: