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Ye phoolon ka mausam ye thhandee hawaayen

Posted on: May 27, 2023

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Today’s song is from a dubbed film Jeevan Nauka-1952.

A cursory look at the Film Index book tells us that that the word JEEVAN is a favourite with film makers.As many as 36 Talkie films were made till 2012 with the word Jeevan at the Title’s beginning. Surprisingly I did not find a single Silent movie title with this word. This of course is not an indication in any way, because silent films used to have several titles in different states for the same film. (Just for the records, the word most used in the Hindi film titles happens to be ” Ek”, which is used in 206 film titles from 1931 to 2012 ! ).

Today’s film Jeevan Nauka-1952 is a dubbed Malayalam film. The original film name was Jeevithan Nauka-1951. This film is hailed as the first ever mega Hit Malayalam film. This film was made in Tamil and Telugu at the same time, with the original. The Hindi dubbed version came after one year, in 1952.

The First Talkie film in

The first talkie film in the language Movie Year
Hindi Alam Ara 1931
Tamil Kalidas 1931
Bangla Jamai Sashti 1931
Marathi Ayodhyecha Raja 1932
Telugu Bhakta Prahlada 1932
Gujarati Narsi Mehta 1932
Indian English Karma 1933
Kannada Bhakta Dhruv/Sati Sulochana 1934
Oriya Seeta Vivah 1934
Punjabi Sheila 1935
Assamese Joymoti 1935
Malayalam Balan 1938

You can see that while Hindi, Tamil and Bangla Talkie films came in 1931, Telugu in 1932, Kannada in 1934, the Malayalam film came only in 1938. Compared to Tamil and Telugu, the Kannada and Malayalam film industries were slow in development.

Just to compare, there were 15 Kannada films made in the 1930’s decade, 21 films in the 40’s and 70 films in the 50’s decade. This was the decade when Dr. Rajkumar appeared in Kannada films and its picture changed.

Malayalam films – only 2 silent films in the 30’s. The first silent film Vigath kumaran started shooting in 1928 but was finally released on 23-10-1930. The other silent film was Marthanda Varma-1933. Till 1947, there were only 3 Malayalm Talkie films. In the 50’s decade-6 films, in 60’s-30 films, in 70’s-40 and in the 80’s decade 127 talkie films. This was the decade when malayalam films became ‘Grown up’ and prospered. In the next 10 years Malayalam films won many national awards too !

Initially, like other South Indian films, Malayalam films depended on Hindi songs to copy into their films. The first mega hit film of Malayalam- Jeevithan Nouka-1951 had 14 songs and ALL were copies of popular Hindi songs. For example , it had a song copied from “Suhani raat dhal chuki” from the film Dulari-1949. Another song was copied from “Hawa mein udta jaaye” from the film Barsaat-1949.

However, when the Hindi version was dubbed, 2 MDs from Hindi were appointed. They were Shankar rao Vyas and Pt. Gobind Ram. They ensured that all the 13 songs of this film had new tunes. Both the MDs were on their waning side of careers, but all songs were good. The singers were Manna Dey, Rafi, Asha and Shamshad. Today’s song is the 4th song to appear here.

Since the film was dubbed, all the cast and the director was Malayalam, about whom we know not anything. Only MDs, Lyricists and the singers were from the Hindi industry. Today’s song is composed by Pt. Gobind Ram.

Pandit Gobindram was a trained musician from Lahore, and was equally popular in both Hindi and Punjabi films. Unlike other music directors of the Punjabi school, music composed by him did not typically reflect native Punjabi trends, but instead lay firmly in the category of mainstream 1940s’ music. We could very well say that he played a crucial part in shaping the music of the 1940s. His music is truly melodious and varied, with a unique combination of highly expressive tunes, yet very fun and foot tapping and rhythmically catchy. He is one of the music directors who used a very large number of singers, by my count, only second toGyan Dutt one of his worthy contemporaries. He excelled equally in composing happy, sad, romantic, serious, comical, classical, just any kind of songs. It is a pity that he has never received the attention that he deserved.

Among his landmarks are the introduction of an enormous contribution to making Shamshad Begum and Zohrabai the top singers in Hindi films. He recorded the maximum number of Hindi film songs with Shamshad Begum – 86 songs in 19 films. He was also one of the foremost music directors to encourage and bring forward great veteran Rafi Ji, and also introduced great singer Zeenat Begum to films. He has about 30 films to his credit and each one had equally superb music. Most popular singers of that period have graced his songs. His use of light music, Ghazals, Thumris and various popular music forms in films, provide a ready insight into the uniqueness of 1940s music, and with a slightly unique flavour of both his compositions as well as a tiny tinge of Punjabi style.

Pandit Gobindram started his career with Jeevan Jyoti (1937), which starred Shakuntala Bai, R. L. Monge and Urmila Devi. The film unfortunately went unnoticed. This was followed by another unsuccessful film, Khooni Jadoogar (1939). The 1940s was the true decade for Gobindram Ji. His Punjabi filmography is not properly available, but his first Hindi film in the 1940s was Himmat (1941). Today, it is remembered for being the second ever Hindi film of veteran singer Shamshad Begum , where she beautifully sang the traditional Dadra ‘Inhin Logon Ne Le Leena Dupatta Mora’ with Aziz , in her young, sweet but powerful voice. The famous song with the same lyrics in Pakeezah (1972) is largely a copy of this song. This was the first song composed by Gobindram that helped him gain recognition. Other songs from this film included ‘Is Jag Ke Sundar Natak Ka’,the first solo film song of Zohrabai from 1941 to 1950, and a beautiful duet by Ghulam Haider and Umraozia Begum , ‘Main Hoon Rani Ek Sunehri Nagri Ki’.

But it was his next film, Mangti (1942) in Punjabi, which made him one of the most sought after music directors of the 1940s. This was the debut film for top Lahori singer Zeenat Begum , apart from being the first film for famous heroine Mumtaz Shanti , and took both of them as well as Gobindram to the top notch. This film, which went on to become the first silver jubilee Punjabi film, played an important role in popularising Punjabi folk tunes and the use of a mix of original Hindi film music and Punjabi folk music in films. ‘Aawe Chan We’, ‘Mainoon Suttiyan Neend Na Aayi’, ‘Sapne Wich Mahi Aaya, ‘Tere Daras Di Pyasi’ and ‘Ud Ja Bholeya Panchiya’ (with Nandlal Nurpuri ) were some memorably melodious songs in which Zeenat shone under Gobindram . It is also worth remembering for being the first ever South Asian film to have a female Qawwali, ‘Baanke Nainanwaleya, Nainan Milanda’ by Zeenat and Rehmat Bai , a very enjoyable one. This legacy was continued only 3 years later in Hindi films, with the famous Qawwali of Zeenat (1945), ‘Aahein Na Bhareen’ (Noor Jehan , Zohrabai , Kalyanibai ). Other songs in this film were by the talented Shamshad Begum and Rehmat Bai .

Gobindram Ji worked with more than 30 lyricists during his career. With 56 songs in 8 films, his collaboration was the highest with Ishwar Chandra Kapoor . The films where the two worked together were Bholi, Chor, Doosri Shadi, Ghar Ki Izzat, Maa Ka Pyaar, Naseeb, Ratnavali and Sassi Punnu. Some of the other prominent lyricists he worked with include Bharat Vyas (Chor, Jalpari, Jeevan Nauka, Raj Mukut), Ram Murti Chaturvedi (Chor, Naseeb, Parinde, Ratnavali), Ramesh Gupta (Hamara Sansar, Jeevan Nauka), and Qamar Jalalabadi (Pagli, Sahara, Sarkar).

The story of the film was…..

Soman (Thikkurissi) is brought up by his elder brother Raju (Sebastian Kunjukunju Bhagavthar) and his shrewish wife Janu (Pankajavalli). Soman is in love with Lakshmi (B. S. Saroja), the daughter of a poor village performer Kaniyan (Adhimoolam) who belongs to a lower caste. Raju, employed by the zamindar (Nanukuttan) and Janu resent the inter-caste marriage between Soman and Lakshmi.

Lakshmi gives birth to a son and in the meanwhile Soman goes to the city in search of a job. Lakshmi who is left behind in the village faces harassment at the hands of the villagers. In the city, Soman is hit by a car driven by a rich young woman who takes him home and also employs him as the manager of her estate. Janu starts receiving Soman’s letters and remittances which start arriving. Janu does this by impersonating Lakshmi with the connivance of her brother Shanku (S.P.Pillai).

Meanwhile Lakshmi leaves the village in search of Soman. During her wanderings Lakshmi sees her husband with a woman and suspects him of being disloyal. The young woman is none other than his employer. Lakshmi tries to kill her child and commit suicide but what saves her is the instinct of motherhood. Lakshmi gets together a band of beggars and organises a home for them. She uses her talent as an actress and collects funds for the home by staging plays. Back in the village life turns its tables on Raju and Janu, while her brother Shanku is killed. The real culprits, the zamindar’s advocate and his group of people mislead the police implicating Soman in the murder. During one of her plays, Lakshmi recognises her husband who is about to be arrested on the trumped up charge. Explanations follow and Soman is absolved of the false charge and the couple are reunited. Raju is helped out by Soman. Janu who has now become a beggar is recognised by Lakshmi. Regardless of what has happened in the past, Lakshmi takes Janu home. And all ends well.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Rafi and Shamshad.

(Some information for this post came from wiki,bombaymann2, Vidur Suri, The Hindu and my notes, with thanks.)

Song- Ye Phoolon ka mausam ye thhandi hawaayen (Jeewan Nauka)(1952) Singers- Shamshad Begam, Mohd. Rafi , Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Govindram


Ye phoolon ka mausam
ye thhandi hawaayen
ho o mere dil mein kaisi ye halchal machaayen
ye phoolon ka mausam
ye thhandi hawaayen
ho o mere dil mein kaisi ye halchal machaayen
ye saawan ke baadal
ye kaali ghataayen
ho o mere dil mein kaisi ye halchal machaayen
ye saawan ke baadal
ye kaali ghataayen
ho o mere dil mein kaisi ye halchal machaayen

main chanchal hirni hoon saajan
tum ho ban ke mor
main chanchal hirni hoon saajan
tum ho ban ke mor
main tumhre sapnon ki raani
tu mere chitchor
tu mere chitchor
ye rut hai suhaani
ye mast fizaayen
ho o mere dil mein kaisi ye halchal machaayen
ye phoolon ka mausam
ye thhandi hawaayen
ho mere dil mein kaisi ye halchal machaayen

is duniya se door sajaniyaa
in kheton ke paar
is duniya se door sajaniyaa
in kheton ke paar
ham tum mil kar aao basaayen
ek naya sansaar
ek naya sansaar
ye tirchhi nigaahen
ye baanki adaayen
ho o mere dil mein kaisi ye halchal machaayen

ye phoolon ka mausam
ye thhandi hawaayen
ho o mere dil mein kaisi ye halchal machaayen


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