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Jaadoogarni Cheen ki khaala Alladin ki

Posted on: January 19, 2023


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Today’s song is from the film “Hum bhi kuchh kam nahin” -1958.

The film, as per its story belongs to a Costume and imaginary genre, but HFGK mentions it as a ” Social ” film. I wonder why ? The cast of the film consisted of Ameeta, Ranjan, Sumitra, P. Kailash, Kanu Roy, Majnu, Ram Avtar, Manju and others. The 7 songs of this film were written by Anand Bakshi, Rahil Gorakhpuri, Kaif Irfani and Sharki Bhopali. The lyricist Rahil Gorakhpuri wrote 30 songs in 12 films from Sun to le haseena-58 to Aaja Sanam-75. In addition, as Anwar in the pair Javed-Anwar, he wrote songs in 8 films. Javed in this pair was Manohar Lal Khanna – father of Composer Usha Khanna. The Music Director for today’s film was S.D.Batish. The film was directed by Raman Desai.

Now, this name Raman Desai is a strong case of ” Same Name Confusion”, because there was another Hindi film Director Raman Desai operating during the same period. Their fathers’ names were different but never mentioned anywhere. Sometimes Raman Desai of today’s film was mentioned as Raman Lal Desai in the film credits-like this film. With this small clue, I found out information about these two film directors to differentiate them from each others. Here we go….
RAMAN (Lalbhai) DESAI

Ramanlal Lalbhai Desai was born on 6-9-1915 at Ahmedabad ( some sources indicate different year and place). His father was a Station master in the BBCI Railway ( Bombay-Baroda and Central India Railway). He was educated in Bombay and he studied up to Inter-Arts. He soon left his studies to work as an assistant cameraman and assistant Director, in Paramount Pictures for Thief of Baghdad-34. In 1935 he shifted to Ganesh Movietone but came back to Paramount. He was assistant director in Fairy of the flute-36, Guru Ghantal-37 ,Black ghost-37, Burqawali-36, Aladdin-33, Vagabond lover-38, Madhur bansari-39 etc. He co-directed films like Patriot-37, Darpan-41 and Mere Saajan-41, in Rex Pictures. He was a good editor and a musician.

He became a full fledged Director with Daughter of the jungle-42, Mohabbat ki jeet-43, Circus girl-43, Bhagata Bhoot-43, Rangila Dost-44, Aadhar-45, Qismat ka Dhani-46, Jadui putali-46, Tiger man-47, Naqli Heera-48, Dhanwale-48, Dilwale-48, Roshni-49,Sangeeta-50, Aab e Hayaat-55, Hum bhi kuch kam nahin -58, Minister-59 and Jalim tera jawab nahin-60. He turned to Gujarati films and directed Sole saaj singar-77 and Kul deepak-78.
He was working as a Production supervisor for the film Nastik-54 (credited).

(Thanks to Shri. Harish Raghuwanshi ji for some info used here along with my notes).

RAMAN (Bhimbhai) DESAI

Raman B Desai was born in Bilimora, Gujarat, on 28-4-1918. At the age of 20 years, he joined Wadia Movietone as an assistant Director. He assisted Director Chaturbhuj Doshi for quite some time.

He became an independent Director with Pehli Pehchan in 1947. Then came Narad Muni-49, Raja Harishchandra-52, Hari Darshan-53, Naag Panchami-53, Chakradhari-54, Rajyogi Bharthari-54, Navaratri-55, Waman Avatar-55, Ram Navami-56, Naag Mani-57, Chandi Pooja-57, Grihalaxmi-59 (he also produced it) and Amar jyoti-1965. He also directed 6 Gujarati films. Due to his expertise in religious films, he was known as ” King of Mythological Films”.

Raman B Desai expired on 22-12-1997. ( He should not be mistaken for another director Raman Lal Desai, who operated in the same period and directed films like Aab-e-Hayaat-55 and Sangeeta-50 etc).

The name KANU ROY in today’s film cast is another instance of ” Same name confusion “. There was a composer (and an actor also) by the name Kanu Roy who gave music in a few films. Most people and many internet sites, including IMDB, consider these two different persons as one and claim films for acting and music together, as if he was an actor and a composer – a Two In One person !

In Hindi films this happened routinely, but in the early era of Talkie films. Master Krishna rao, Vinayak rao Patwardhan, Master Mohammed, Badriprashad, Vithaldas Panchotiya etc can be quoted as actor/composers. Lately, only the name of Kishore Kumar comes to mind in this category, off hand. Let us see who these two Kanu Roys were…

Kanu Roy (the Actor) was in reality a name for Nalini Ranjan Roy, born at Jabalpore. He was very fond of acting and so landed at Bombay Talkies,a company started by 2 Benagalese- Himanshu Roy and Devika Rani. Those days many people from Bengal used to come to Bombay Talkies, but only the capable ones like Amiya Chakravarty, Shashadhar Mukherjee or Ashok Kumar etc could make their careers here. Kanu Roy started his acting career with the film Basant-1942. His name Nalini was sounding like a Girl’s name in Bombay ( there were already a dozen Nalinis working in films those days), so it was changed and he opted for Kanu, his pet name in the house. Thus Kanu Roy came into films. Due to his good looks, he even became a lead actor in a few films. Nazrana-46 (UR) was one such film where he was working opposite Kamini Kaushal. Kanu Roy worked in 46 films from 42 to 83 ( kisi se naa kehna). Kanu Roy also left Bombay Talkies along with S.Mukherjee and others and joined Filmistan. He was in many Filmistan films like, Mahal, Munim ji, Nastik, Naagin, Jagriti etc. He acted in a Bangla film ‘Samar’too in 1950.

The other Kanu Roy (MD) was an extremely talented music composer of Bengali and Hindi cinema during 1960s and 1970s.. An unsung hero of Indian cinema, despite giving some wonderful songs to Geeta Dutt and Manna Dey, he got very little opportunities in Hindi cinema. He composed songs for Basu Battacharya’s introspective trilogy on marital discord in an urban setting, ‘Anubhav’, ‘Avishkar’ and ‘Griha Pravesh’ in the 1970s, and best remembered for giving the last but finest songs to Geeta Dutt – Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho, Koi Chupke Se Aake and Mera Dil Jo Mera Hota. Ironically she died 6 months after she made a comeback to playback singing for the last time.

Kanu Roy hailed from West Bengal. He was born on 9th December 1912, in a poor family in the outskirts of Kolkata. During his early days he worked as a welder at Howrah Bridge, engaged in repairing work of the bridge. He worked as an assistant to Salil Chowdhury during his early days. As a full-fledged music composer, Basu Battacharya introduced him to Hindi cinema through Uski Kahani in 1966. He gave some of the finest songs to Geeta Dutt such as three songs of Anubhav (her last and final recordings), Aaj Ki Kali Ghata of Uski Kahani etc. He also composed music for Shyamla, which was recensored as Woh phir na aayee in 1981. ‘Geeton Ki Duniya Mein Sargam’ and ‘Khali Pyala Dhundla Darpan’ of Sparsh, ‘Hasne Ki Chaah’ of Aavishkar and ‘Boliye Surilee Boliyan’ of Grihapravesh are memorable songs of Kanu Roy. He gave music to only 8 films, namely Uski kahani-66, Anubhav-71, Avishkar-74, umhara kallu-75, Mayuri-75, Shyamala-79, Griha Pravesh-79 and Sparsh-1980.

He passed away on December 20, 1981, aged 69. . A less-known but extremely talented music director, very little data is available about him on net, In his colleague Gulzar’s words he was a simple person with a humming song always on his lips, and that he never quarreled or mingled with others. Some people and sites describe him as Geeta Dutt’s brother, but he was not her brother. Her brother was Mukul Roy.

HUM BHI KUCHH KAM NAHEEN-1958 was a typical B grade film specially made for the front benchers. As these types of films go, it had a story of king, vazir, a rebel, a princess, a joker, stunt fight, few good songs and lot of big animals like,Horses,Elephants tigers etc.

The hero was Ranjan(Ramnarayan Venkatramana Sarma, born in Madras in 1918 and died in USA in 1983) whose name spelt lot of Sword fighting(in real life too Ranjan was an expert Sword fighter).His name guaranteed lot of fighting,stunts and duet songs around trees.In this film also all this was present.
The story, s/play and dialogues were by Ramprakash Ashk.The music was by S.D.Batish who started his singing career in 1944 and Composer career in 1948 with Chupke chupke.Then came Balma, Patjhad, Khush Raho, Bahu beti, betaab, Amar kirtan, Rooprekha, Haar jeet, Toofan, Deewar, Ek arman mera, Saajish, Tipu sultan, Jalim tera jawab nahin, etc. He gave music as Nirmal Kumar in Lal Nishan and Nakhrewali also.

Batish who shifted to UK in 1964,moved to Santacruz,California-USA,in 1970 till he died there in 2006.(He used to say,’ I shifted from Santacruz,Bombay to Santacruz USA’).

Usman(Ranjan) and Mamubhai(Majnu) were fast friends.Usman was a young manwho did nothing, Mamu was King’s employee.Yar Khan(P.Kailash) the evil and crook Vazir of the king was waiting for a chance to usurp the throne.He kidnapped Zubeida(Manju),sister of Usman and took her to his palace where she commits a suicide.Now Usman wants his revenge.

Princess Zarina(Ameeta) is returning from her hunting trip.She is attacked by Yarkhan’s goons,but Usman saves her.They dutifully fall in love and she promises to help him.When the y reach the palace Usman is attacked by Yar khan’s soldiers but is saved by Zarina.There is Salma(Sumitra) court dancer,who also loves Usman and promises her help.

Finally Yar khan, croockedly captures both Usman and the King and blackmails Zarina to marry him or else……
Salma,Mamubhai and other loyalists rescue Usman.There is a terrific Sword fighting(obviously to use Ranjan’s skills) in which Yar khan is killed by Usman.The king returns with a bandbaja and Usman gets the job of Vazir and princess Zarina as his salary.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhosle and obviously is a Road Show song. Enjoy….


Song-Jaadoogarni Cheen ki khaala Alladin ki (Ham Bhi Kuchh Kam Nahin)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-S D Batish
Chorus

Lyrics

hey ae ae
tadak tadak tak tikdaak tikdam saasha
aaya qalandar dekh tamaasha
tod ke patthar kar doon bataasha
rakh doon jalaakar kabr se laashaan
aaya qalandar dekh tamaasha
tamaasha
tamaasha
dekh tamaasha

chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

hey
chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

hey hey
waah waah waah waah
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
abba mera jaapani qalandar
amma filistine ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki eeee

mere jaadoo ki chakri
kar de duniya ko chakram
saari safaai haath ki hai
yaani ghaple ka ghaplam
dekh na pahle kartab logon
phir naqdi ka naqdon

main na maanoon
main na maanoon
kuchh karke dikha
hey hey
chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

dekh ??
laga ke chashma
baat nahin yaqeen ki

waah waah waah waah
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki

haath mein rakhhoon
kha ke tambaaku
munh se nikaaloon chaakoo
dekh ke jisko kaan pakad le
chor lutere daakoo
vaar karoon to dum ko dabaa kar
bhaage Khan Halaaku

main na maanoon
main na maanoon
kuchh karke dikha
hey hey
chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

dekh ke ??
laga ke chashma
baat nahin yaqeen ki

waah waah waah waah
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki

ae beta jamoora

ek baar mein gat kar jaaoon
kar ke aag ko paani
bina piye daaru ??
ho jaaun mastaani
phir dekh bechaaram jaani mera
naach Balochistani

main na maanoon
main na maanoon
kuchh karke dikha
hey hey
chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

dekh ke ??
laga ke chashma
baat nahin yaqeen ki

waah waah
waah waah waah waah waah
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki

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