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This article is written by Sudhir, 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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4396 Post No. : 15772

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 22
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I present here a repeat song that is quite different from the string of songs in this series so far. I shall begin by introducing the original song.

The original song is from the 1953 film – ‘Hamdard’. The song has been written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music composition is by Anil Biswas. The original song is in the voice of Manna Dey, and it is already posted on the blog a good eight years ago. That post can be viewed at “Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya”.

The repeat song, this time appearing in the film ‘Tu Nahin Aur Sahi’ from 1960. The song is the same, but for the latter film, it has been re-recorded. The music director of the latter film is Ravi. The second recording is different, both with regards to the composition, as well as the singing voice. The latter song has been recorded in the voice of Rafi Sb, in a tune that is quite different from the original.

In the latter film, only the mukhda of the song is present. The full song is not presented. It would be interesting to know whether the latter version of the song was recorded as a complete song, or only the lines that are actually present in the film.

So the repeat song has been re-recorded, using a different tune, and in a different voice. And it is only used partially. There surely are other instances in Hindi films, where snippets of songs from earlier films have been used partially. This case is interesting, in that it has been formally re-recorded, different voice, different tune. As far as I can check, it appears that this is the only instance of its kind, in the category of repeat songs.

Here is another very interesting anecdote about this song. There is actually another instance in Hindi films, where these lines appear, albeit equally briefly. The film is ‘Teesri Manzil’ from 1966. The scenario is played out as follows.

The location is again the restaurant of the hotel. Shammi Kapoor, or Rocky, (also Anil) has just finished singing the song – “Tumne Mujhe Dekha Ho Kar Meharbaan”. He is on the seventh heaven, considering that Asha Parekh, or Sunita has come to his performance of this song. Little does he know that the letter that was supposed to reach her the previous evening has just been delivered to her in the restaurant. Of course, knowing the truth, Sunita is livid at the deception played by Anil. And Anil, on the seventh heaven, has completed the song and launches into a monologue, telling the audience, how lucky he is having found love. He reaches the table where Sunita is sitting, and she is in tears. Continuing the monologue, Anil reaches out for her hand, and starts to speak these lines –

Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya
Ke Chirag Raah Mein Jal Gaye. . .

The unexpected next instant is a shock, as Sunita pulls back her hand and lands a resounding slap on Anil’s cheek.

So a very interesting set of appearances these lines make – from 1953 to 1960 to 1966.

Remembering Rafi Sb today, on his 40th remembrance day.

This snippet also brings back memories of another great performer – Kumkum, who passed away on 28th July, three days ago. In the closing minutes of this film, she makes a decision and leaves her home, to follow the person she loves, no matter that person is a dishonest conman.

Song – Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya  (Tu Nahin Aur Sahi) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
[Note: The music director for the original tune in ‘Hamdard’ is Anil Biswas.]

Lyrics

tera haath haath mein aa gaya
ke chiraag raah mein jal gaye
mujhe sehal ho gayin manzilen
wo hawa ke rulh bhi badal gaye

tera haath haath mein aa gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया
के चिराग़ राह में जल गए
मुझे सेहल हो गईं मंज़िलें
वो हवा के रुख भी बादल गए

तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया


This article is written by Sudhir, 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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4396 Post No. : 15770

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 21
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OK, yes, this one too.

And I am very sure most of us would not have heard, or even heard of, the third stanza in this song. Ah yes, that is the wonderful bonus we have from the repeat use of this song. I was not even aware of the existence of a third stanza of this song, before my dear friend Ahsaan Bhai (of Hapur) introduced me to this repeat song in the 1978 film ‘Nasbandi’. That was a few months ago. In wayward manner, i.e. without any proper identification etc., this song is available on you tube. And unless one is aware of what one is looking for, one is bound to miss it.

And the third stanza – I wonder where and how IS Johar was able to lay his hands on the extended version of this song. Is the film availabl somewhere? Food, and quite wholesome food at that, for thought. The repeat use is the original recording in the voice of Rafi Sb. And as such, it is not listed in the Geet Kosh, for the film ‘Nasbandi’.

Definitely, the best of the fast paced super foot tappers sung by Rafi Sb. Listening to this, one can but not cease being amazed in wonder at the spectrum of the range that Rafi Sb has rendered over the near four and a half decades of his career as a playback singer in Indian cinema.

The original song, from the film ‘Mr X’ from 1957. The film is sadly not available, not traceable at present. And so one cannot write about the picturization. However, one thing that Ahsaan Bhai has confirmed with certainty that this song is performed on screen by Johnny Walker, in the original.

The repeat song in the film ‘Nasbandi’ is presented, in original, as a background song. Now, ‘Nasbandi’ is  Johar Films production. And knowing the penchant IS Johar has for spoofing and presenting a near gobbledygook farce of the normal situations, one must see this clip with a barrelful of salt, keeping on the side, all the sensible understanding of the real world, or even the reel world. The fun in his films is very much in-your-face farce.

IS Johar was an acknowledged intellectual and man of letters. Only that his capabilities in this arena got directed towards comedy and fun. One can sense that he is making a film for fun, and in that process he is making fun of a lot of established ideas, and even well known people. He went on to produce many films of this calibre.

Another thing that I want to highlight is his penchant for the motor bike. In practically all his films that I have seen, there is one or more scene of motorbike riding, and in some cases, real dare-devilry motorbike riding, be it ‘Johar in Kashmir’ (1966), ‘Johar and Mehmood in Goa’ (1965), or ‘Johar and Mehmood in Hong Kong’ (1971). In this film too, the same gimmickry appears. This song is all about extreme motorbike riding, with display of driving skills underwater, driving on rail tracks, ascending and descending stair cases, besides the other nominal tricks of motorbike riding. One enjoys the song of course. But one also realizes – it is in the film just for the heck of it. 🙂

Ah but, this post is not about IS Johar and his films. It is the recall of this iconic song sung by Rafi Sb, and as mentioned above, the wondrous discovery of a third stanza of this song.

40 years ago, this divine virtuous voice, departed from this world of the mundane. And the world became lesser so with his departure. The artist that he was, and the humane person that was him, only rarely one finds these two attributes of eminence so pleasantly enmeshed together.

Just like water – it will take shape of whatever container one pours into. And it will take up the color of whatever it is mixed with. That is the artist in Rafi Sb. His voice in the background, almost always sounded as the voice of the actor in front. That is what water does – accepts everything, becomes everything.

Such is the same – as with Rafi Sb.

Amen.

 

Song – Laal Laal Gaal Jaan Ke Hain Laagu  (Nasbandi) (1978) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . .

laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

chor chor chor ye nahin hain maal o zar ke
o mor mor mor ye to hain dil o jigar ke
peele peele peele in ke laal hain niraale
neele neele neele inki ankhdiyon ke pyaale
chor chor chor ye nahin hain maal o zar ke
o mor mor mor ye to hain dil ojigar ke
peele peele peele in ke laal hain niraale
neele neele neele inki ankhdiyon ke pyaale
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

haaye haaye haaye ye nigaahon ka nishaana
o vaaye vaaye vaaye koyi teer kha na jaana
o maan maan maan meri jaan meraa kehana
in ki chaal dhaal ke khayaal mein na rahnaa
haaye haaye haaye ye nigaahon ka nishaana
o vaaye vaaye vaaye koyi teer kha na jaana
o maan maan maan meri jaan meraa kehana
in ki chaal dhaal ke khayaal mein na rahnaa
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

waah waah waah kya haseen hai zamaana
aah aah aah inke dhokhe mein na aana
saath saath saath naachna nazar bacha ke
haath haath haath thaamna jigar bacha ke
waah waah waah kya haseen hai zamaana
o aah aah aah inke dhokhe mein na aana
saath saath saath naachna nazar bacha ke
haath haath haath thaamna jigar bacha ke
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

चोर चोर चोर ये नहीं हैं माल ओ ज़र के
ओ मोर मोर मोर ये तो हैं दिल ओ जिगर के
पीले पीले पीले इनके लाल हैं निराले
नीले नीले नीले इनकी अखड़ियों के प्याले
चोर चोर चोर ये नहीं हैं माल ओ ज़र के
ओ मोर मोर मोर ये तो हैं दिल ओ जिगर के
पीले पीले पीले इनके लाल हैं निराले
नीले नीले नीले इनकी अखड़ियों के प्याले
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

हाय हाय हाय ये निगाहों का निशाना
ओ वाये वाये वाये कोई तीर खा ना जाना
ओ मान मान मान मेरी जान मेरा कहना
इनकी चाल ढाल के ख्याल में ना रहना
हाय हाय हाय ये निगाहों का निशाना
ओ वाये वाये वाये कोई तीर खा ना जाना
ओ मान मान मान मेरी जान मेरा कहना
इनकी चाल ढाल के ख्याल में ना रहना
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

वाह वाह वाह क्या हसीन है ज़माना
ओ आह आह आह इनके धोखे में ना आना
साथ साथ साथ नाचना नज़र बचा के
हाथ हाथ हाथ थामना जिगर बचा के
वाह वाह वाह क्या हसीन है ज़माना
ओ आह आह आह इनके धोखे में ना आना
साथ साथ साथ नाचना नज़र बचा के
हाथ हाथ हाथ थामना जिगर बचा के
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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4393 Post No. : 15761

Screenplay is the first stage when a film is said to be born on paper. A screenplay writer translates the story/script from its literary form to an audio-visual presentation incorporating the ideas of the directors as to how each character is to be presented, the mood of the scenes, the surrounding environments, the stance of dialogue deliveries, the camera angles, lighting etc. Some screenplay writers also incorporate the dialogues. Directors like Satyajit Ray would write the screenplay in sketch form, visually presenting the scenes in each sheet of paper, something like what we used to see RK Laxman’s ‘You Said It’ in newspapers. In other words, screenplay is a complete document, representing a film in a paper format.

In a professional set-up, a director of the film would like to have with him a bound copy of the screenplay, a copy of which he would also handed over to each one of main actors, cinematographer, art director, sound engineer, choreographer, lyricists, music directors etc. before the film’s shooting commences. Some of the directors like Bimal Roy used to follow the system (as revealed by Dilip Kumar in an interview) while directors like Guru Dutt did not give much importance to this system as quite often, he used to make changes in the screenplay at the spur of the moment  while shooting (as revealed by Abrar Alvi in his book, ‘Ten Years With Guru Dutt’). In our office parlance, we can call screenplay as a manual of instructions for all those who are closely associated with the making of a particular film.

From the above description, it is apparent as to how important the role of screenplay writers have in the making of films. Unfortunately, most of the screenplay writers are ‘faceless’ in the sense that their faces seldom appear on the film magazines. It was Salim-Javed, the duo who, as a story, screenplay and dialogue writer, attained the status of stars during 1970s and early 80s and their faces became familiar to most of the cinema-lovers.

I am discussing in this article, one of the most prominent ‘faceless’ screenplay writers, an introvert who kept a low profile despite writing screenplays for many Hindi films for over 3 decades, which became popular. Some of his works attained the classic status such as ‘Parineeta’ (1953), ‘Devdas’ (1955), ‘Sujata’ (1959), ‘Bandini’ (1963), ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966), ‘Abhiman’ (1971). He is the Bengali novelist and short-story writer, dancer, theatre actor and the director, Nabendu Ghosh who became a screenplay writer by default.

I came to know about Nabendu Ghosh for the first time about 3 years back when I was going through a book ‘Gulzar in Conversations with Nasreen Muni Kabir’ and Gulzar’s many interviews on the newspapers. In the book and the interviews, Gulzar gave credit to Nabendu Ghosh in shaping his career as a screenplay writer. I became interested in knowing him in details only when I came to know that he had made a statement as early as in 1945 that if at all he joined the film industry, it would be only under Bimal Roy. I found this statement surprising because in Bengali literary circle, he had already attained the status of a star writer due to popularity of his novels and short stories.

During the past few days, I have read books and interviews on Nabendu Ghosh given by his colleagues in the film industry, his own interview on Vividh Bharati and the extracts from his Bengali autobiography, ‘Eka Naukar Yatri’ (‘Traveler of the Lonely Boat’) translated in English by his daughter, Ratnottama Sengupta. On the basis of these sources, I have written his profile incorporating the important events in his life which is given below:

Nabendu Bhushan Ghosh (27/03/1916 – 15/12/2007) was born in Dhaka where he did his early schooling. The family shifted to Patna when his father, an advocate started practicing at the Patna High Court. Nabendu continued his secondary school in Patna and continued his college there completing MA in English literature. During his Patna days, Nabendu joined a local theatre group where he acted, mostly in the female role. He also learnt dancing at Uday Shankar’s Almora Cultural Centre.

Nabendu got a job in DIG’s office in Patna. However, during Quit India Movement, he wrote articles against the British rules. For this, he got warning from his sympathetic superiors from the office not to indulge in writing anti-British articles. Instead of heeding their advice, he preferred to resign from the job and shifted to Kolkata in 1944 where his life as a novelist and short story writers began. By the end of 1940s, Nabendu had became a star writer as his novels and short stories were very popular. During this period, he had written stories depicting almost every aspects of life in Bengal – the famine, the tram, the strike, the rationing, communal violence, partitions victims etc.

On a visit to Rajshahi (now in Bangla Desh) sometime in 1945, he watched a Bangla film ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1945) in a theatre. The film had influenced him so much that he took a vow that if he ever become a writer for the films, it would be for Bimal Roy, the director of the film. Probably, this was more like an emotional reaction to the film rather than his serious intention at that time. After a couple of years, Nabendu had a chance meeting with Bimal Roy in Kolkata who was impressed with writings. But it was not until 1951 when Ashok Kumar invited Bimal Roy to direct the film ‘Maa’ (1952) that Bimal Roy thought of taking Nabendu along with him.

Both for Bimal Roy and Nabendu Ghosh, the migration to Mumbai was not by choice but because of the compelling circumstances. With the creation of East Pakistan (now Bangla Desh), the markets for Bangla films and the Bangla novels and short stories had considerably dwindled thanks to the then East Pakistan Government’s policy of suppressing Bangla language in favour of Urdu. What was thought to be a temporary assignment in Mumbai in 1951 became a long creative association between Bimal Roy and Nabendu Ghosh from 1951 to 1966 as a screenplay writer in 9 films besides doing cameo roles in ‘Do Bhiga Zameen’ (1953) and ‘Sujata’ (1959).

During his 3 decades of association with Hindi films, Nabendu Ghosh wrote screenplay for a little over 30 films which included apart from Bimal Roy’s films mentioned above, films like ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Baadbaan’ (1954), ‘Milap’ (1955), ‘Detective’ (1958), ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966), ‘Sharafat’ (1970), ‘Laal Pathar’ (1971), ‘Abhiman’ (1973), “Pratigya’ (1975), ‘Ganga Ki Saugandh’ (1978), ‘Krodhi’ (1981) etc. He also directed ‘Trishagni’ (1988) which gave him the National Film Award for the best debut director. Sometime in the middle of his filmy career, he had directed ‘Doctor Babu‘ (based on Phanishwarnath Renu’s story, ‘Maila Aanchal’) with Dharmendra and Jaya Bahaduri in the lead roles and RD Burman as the music director. When 70% of the film was canned, the producer of the film died leaving the film unfinished.

In 1995, he directed a television serial for Doordarshan, ‘Anmol Moti’ on Ashok Kumar. He directed Children Film Society’s ‘Netraheen Sakshi’ and for Ministry of Health, the film ‘Ladkiyaan’ (1997). He was a visiting faculty at FTII and conducted workshops on screenplay writing during 1967 to 1980. During his life time, Nabendu wrote 26 Bengali novels, 18 collections of Bengali short stories and his only English book – ‘Ashok Kumar – His Life and Times’.

Nabendu Ghosh passed away in Kolkata on December 15, 2007 at a ripe age of 91. Nabendu Ghosh’s last novel, ‘Kadam Kadam’ based on the experiences of character actor, Nazir Hussain in INA, was released during his birth centenary year 2016.

If we go through the list of the films for which Nabendu Ghosh wrote screenplays, it would be observed that most of the films were based on stories from literature. His screenplay writings were so powerful that even in respect of women displayed in the films as fallen from the grace from the eyes of the society, the cine audience loved those characters like Chandramukhi in ‘Devdas’ (1955), Kalyani in ‘Bandini’ (1963), Bijli in ‘Chanda Aur Bijli’ (1965), Hirabai in ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) and Chandni in ‘Sharafat’ (1970). Raj Kapoor had said after the release of ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) that Nabendu Ghosh’s screenplay brought in him the character of  ‘Hiraman’ more than that of Raj Kapoor.

Ratnottama Sengupta, the daughter of Nabendu Ghosh directed one-hour documentary film, ‘And They Made Classic Films’ on the bonding between Bimal Roy and her father based on his interviews. The film was shown at 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival, 2017. One of the interesting anecdotes which Ratnottama Sengupta narrated from the documentary film is –

“On the first day of shoot of ‘Devdas’ (1955), Dilip Kumar was in a tense mood walking up and down on the studio floor. When Nabendu Ghosh asked the reason, Dilip Kumar said that all three are sitting on his shoulders, referring to Pramathesh Barua who directed ‘Devdas’ (1935), KL Saigal who acted in it and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay who wrote the novel. She said that Nabendu Ghosh buried all three ghosts and painted a fresh picture of Devdas in his screen-play in such a way that even today when we talk of Devads, we think of Dilip Kumar.” [Quoted in an article by Anuj Kumar in ‘The Hindu’, January 5, 2018).

There were some pitfalls in Nabendu Ghosh’s filmy career also. He never got credit for writing screenplay for the film ‘Madhumati’ (1958). In fact, there is no mention of screenplay writer in the credit title of the film. When Guru Dutt selected one of his stories and wanted him to write screenplay for ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) on his story, Nabendu Ghosh declined by saying that he was busy with the screenplay of ‘Sujata’. He gave his story to Guru Dutt requesting him to get the screenplay written by someone else. When the film was released, Nabendu Ghosh was surprised to note that he was not credited in the film as a story writer while Abrar Alvi was duly credited as screenplay and dialogue writer.

‘Baadbaan’ (1954) for which Nabendu Ghosh wrote the screen-play, is regarded as a classic film though the film did not fare well at the box office. Vijay Anand who claimed in an interview at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata in 2003 that he had seen this film 10 times. He regards it as a piece of literature appearing on the screen. It was more of a screenplay writer’s triumph than the director.

I am presenting a song “Thukra Ke Teri Duniya Ko” from ‘Baadbaan’ (1954) which is rendered by Asha Bhosle. The song is written by Indeevar which is set to music by Timir Baran-S K Pal. In this song, Asha Bhosle seems to be trying to sing like Lata Mangeshkar, that too the way Lata has sung in ‘Anarkali’ (1953). Of course, this is my hunch.

Song – Thukra Ke Teri Duniya Ko (Baadbaan) (1954) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Timir Baran, SK Pal

Lyrics

thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahoon to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahoon to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor
 
beh jaaye na teri duniya
aansoo na bahaaungi main
beh jaaye na teri duniya
aansoo na bahaaungi main
meri haaye na tujhko jalaa de
tere paas na aaungi main
mujhe dekhe na teri nazren
dekhe na teri nazren
ho jaaun itni door
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor
 
baddua na dil de baithe
tujh ko na dosh doongi main
baddua na dil de baithe
tujh ko na dosh doongi main
taqdeer ke bair kiya hai
taqdeer se lad loongi main
main tod chalun
main tod chalun ek pal mein
tod chalun ek pal mein
duniya ka har dastoor
magar tere pyar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoom majboor

thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahun to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ठुकरा के तेरी दुनिया को
चाहूँ तो कर दूँ चूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
ठुकरा के तेरी दुनिया को
चाहूँ तो कर दूँ चूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
पिया तेरी प्रीत से हूँ मजबूर

बह जाये ना तेरी दुनिया
आंसूँ ना बहाऊँगी मैं
बह जाये ना तेरी दुनिया
आंसूँ ना बहाऊँगी मैं
मेरी हाए ना तुझको जला दे
तेरे पास ना आऊँगी मैं’
मुझे देखें ना तेरी नज़रें
देखें ना तेरी नज़रें
हो जाऊँ इतनी दूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
पिया तेरी प्रीत से हूँ मजबूर

बद्दुआ ना दिल दे बैठे
तुझको ना दोष दूँगी मैं
बद्दुआ ना दिल दे बैठे
तुझको ना दोष दूँगी मैं
तक़दीर ने बैर किया है
तक़दीर से लड़ लूँगी मैं’
मैं तोड़ चलूँ
मैं तोड़ चलूँ इक पल में
तोड़ चलूँ इक पल में
दुनिया का हर दस्तूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
पिया तेरी प्रीत से हूँ मजबूर

ठुकरा के तेरी दुनिया को
चाहूँ तो कर दूँ चूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
पिया तेरी प्रीत से हूँ मजबूर


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Today’s song is from the film ‘Lal Batti’ aka ‘Red Light’ from 1947. It was a social film, made by Janata Chitra, Bombay. The film was surprisingly directed by Nari Ghadiyali – who was known for only C grade action and stunt films. This may be one of the rare social films which he directed. The music was composed by a lesser known music director – Indravadan Bhatt from Gujarat. The cast of the film was Prakash, Rajkumari, Phool Rani, Ali, Firoza, Habib, Vasant Kumar etc. First I thought that this Vasant Kumar in the cast must be the composer Vasant Kumar Naidu, but he was not known to have acted in any film. So, maybe he was someone else. The lyricist was SP Tripathi.

1947 was an year of turmoil – not only for the film industry but also for the whole country. This was the year of partition. The news of the impending partition of India on religious basis was appearing in newspapers since the beginning of the year. Muslims connected with the film industry-especially producers and the directors were in a hurry to finish films on hand before the month of July-1947. Those who had decided to migrate to the new nation Pakistan were not starting new films. Many people were still in two minds.

The entire atmosphere was one of suspicion and mistrust. No one knew for sure, who will migrate and who will stay here. Then there was also the problem of the Hindu artistes operating from Lahore. They too prepared to return to India. Thus the film industry was in a hurry to complete films at any cost before the Partition. This resulted in a very high number of films produced in 1947. A record number of 181 Hindi films were made in 1947 alone. This record was only broken later in 1988, when 185 films were made in Hindi. That means the 1947 record stood unbroken for 57 years (1931 to 1988).

Unfortunately, the year 1947 began with shocking sad news of the death of KL Saigal on 18-1-1947. Despite all the disturbed atmosphere in the country and the film industry, it is creditable that a number of good and musical films were made in this year and some landmarks were also established. For example, Lata Mangeshkar made her Debut as a playback singer in film ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’. Singer Uma Devi also sang her first famous song in film ‘Dard’ – “Afsaana Likh Rahi Hoon Dil e Beqaraar Ka “. Geeta Dutt sang her first 2 famous songs in film ‘Do Bhai’ – “Mera Sunder Sapna Beet Gaya” and “Yaad Karoge Yaad Karoge, Ik Din Hum Ko Yaad Karoge“.

The revolutionary Muslim Social reform film ‘Elan’ was made by Mehboob Khan. Usha Kiron made her debut in film ‘Lalaat’, with her real name of Usha Marathe. The only Hindi film of the Southern wonder singer MS Subbulaxmi –  ‘Meera’ was released. Noorjehan acted and sang in her last film in India – ‘Mirza Sahibaan’. Madhubala and Raj Kapoor debuted as the lead pair in film ‘Neel Kamal’ and C Ramchandra’s epic musical film ‘Shehnai’ was made with the iconic song “Aana Meri Jaan.. Sunday Ke Sunday“.

As such, since a record number of movies were made in 1947, it was obvious and most likely that the quantity came at the cost of quality.  Most films were not even worth taking a note of. Film ‘Laal Batti’ was also one such film. You will find a new name in the cast – Firoza. Once upon a time, she was very famous and popular. She was one of the earliest Jewish actresses to work in silent and early talkie films. Let us know more about her. This is first time her information is available at one place.

Firoza or Firoza Begum (real name Susan Soloman) was born in a village in Konkan, Maharashtra in 1905, into a Bene Isareli Jew family. By the time she finished her education, she was proficient in Hebrew, Marathi, Hindi and English. In spite of opposition from family, she started working in silent films and soon became popular. Some of her films also became famous and hits. She continued working in silent films till 1934, when silent films stopped being made. Due to family’s opposition, she had to leave her house. She stayed in Bombay.

With the advent of talkie films, she naturally entered talkie films, with ‘Noor E Yaman’ (1935), in a small role. She acted in films like ‘Bhikaaran’ (1935), ‘Aasnuon Ki Duniya’ (1936), ‘Bharat Ke Laal’ (1936), ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ (1937), ‘Dukhiyari’ (1937), ‘Veerbaala’ (1938) etc. Due to her success in films, she fell a prey to false promises and dreamt of working in Hollywood films. She wasted 3 years in this and dejected, started working in films again here with ‘Ek Raat’ (1942), ‘Circus Girl’ (1943), ‘Duniya Diwani’ (1943), ‘Bhaagta Bhoot’ (1943), ‘Andhi Duniya’ (1943), ‘Din Raat’ (1945), ‘Lal Batti’ (1947), ‘Daulat Ke Liye’ (1947), ‘Haatimtai’ (1947), ‘Dilwaale’ (1948) etc.

She became an alcoholic and a chain smoker. She made the mistake of refusing offers from Bombay Talkies and other big banners. Meanwhile she fell in love with actor Chandra Mohan and wished to marry him, but he became a drunkard and died in 1949. Her financial condition became worse. She did small roles in Marathi and Hindi films. ‘Yasmin’ (1954) was her last film.

She lost her parents and lived alone in a single room, where she died unnoticed one day in early 70s. She was one of the top 5 Jew actresses, included in the Documentary ‘Shalom Bollywood’ made by Danny Ben-Moshe in 2003. Thus ended a talented artiste !

(Ack: Information culled from ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitare’ by S Tamrakar, ‘The Untold Story of Jews in Indian Cinema’ – Sunday Guardian, ‘Women in Hindi Cinema’ by Bhavna, Jigna and Supriya, theoneminute.com, HFGK, muVyz and my notes.)

The director of this film was Nari Ghadiyali – an expert in stunt and action films. Nari Kaikhushro Ghadiyali was born as a Parsee in Bombay. He joined the film industry in 1932 and his first directorial film was ‘Jungle King’ (1939). Nari wrote his own stories, screenplays and dialogues. He also edited his own films. He established his own production company called NKG Productions, Bombay.

He was a favourite of another Parsee producer Wadia Brothers and he directed many of Wadia films, including some Fearless Nadia films too. Some of his directed films, out of total 25 films were ‘Namumkin’ (1946), ‘Royal Mail’ (1946), ‘Pistolwali’ (1943), ‘Blackout’ (1942), ‘Red Signal’ (1941), ‘Safed Sawar’ (1941), ‘Lehri Cameraman’ (1944), ‘Lehri Badmash’ (1944), ‘Taxi Driver’ (1944), ‘Hamari Kismat’ (1949), ‘Jio Raja’ (1949), ‘Jungle Goddess’ (1948), ‘Jungle Ka Jaadu’ (1955), ‘Jungle Queen’ (1956).

His last film was ‘Murad’ (1961). This film was produced by Naqi Jehan, his step daughter. Nari married actress Pramila after her husband actor Kumar migrated to Pakistan. Pramila and Nari Ghadiyali lived together for 40 years.

Today’s song is a duet, but HFGK or the up loader of this song do not mention the singers’ names. By the way, 1947 is a year, I find in HFGK also, maximum number of films are without adequate information. May be it was because in a hurry to complete the film, the producers skipped making the film booklets, which normally provide all the information about the film. With today’s song, film ‘Lal Batti’  (1947) makes its debut on this blog.

 


Song – Ye Kab Tak Chalegi Chori (Laal Batti) (1947) Singer – Unidentified Female Voice, Unidentified Male Voice, Lyricist – SP Tripathi, MD – Indravadan Bhatt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori

kaahe ko chhip chhip chori chori
kaahe ko chhip chhip chori chori
aate ho hardam hamri gali
aate ho hardam hamri gali
kewal tumahre darshan ko gori
kewal tumahre darshan ko gori
preet lagi akhiyan barjori
preet lagi akhiyan barjori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori

jis din dekhegi duniya saari
us din hogi museebat bhaari
jis din dekhegi duniya saari
us din hogi museebat bhaari
duniya mein koi na aisa hai pyaari
duniya mein koi na aisa hai pyaari
jisko lagi ho na ye bimaari
jisko lagi ho na ye bimaari
isliye tum fikar karo na gori
isliye tum fikar karo na gori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी

काहे को छिप छिप चोरी चोरी
काहे को छिप छिप चोरी चोरी
आते हो हरदम हमरी गली
आते हो हरदम हमरी गली
केवल तुम्हारे दर्शन को गोरी
केवल तुम्हारे दर्शन को गोरी
प्रीत लगी अखियाँ बरजोरी
प्रीत लगी अखियाँ बरजोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी

जिस दिन दुनिया देखेगी सारी
उस दिन होगी मुसीबत भारी
जिस दिन दुनिया देखेगी सारी
उस दिन होगी मुसीबत भारी
दुनिया में कोई ना ऐसा है प्यारी
दुनिया में कोई ना ऐसा है प्यारी
जिसको लगी हो ना ये बीमारी
जिसको लगी हो ना ये बीमारी
इसलिए तुम फिकर करो ना गोरी
इसलिए तुम फिकर करो ना गोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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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Hullo Atuldom

Holi kab hai? kab hai holi? kab? kab?” – these are the famous lines mouthed by the most dreaded daaku of Ramgarh. He was wanted ‘dead or alive’ and carried a reward of ‘pachhas hazaar’ on his head. And from his den he declared rather pompously “Yahan se pachhas pachhas kos door gaon mein … jab bachcha raat ko rota hai, toh maa kehti hai bete so ja … so ja nahi to Gabbar Singh aa jayega”. With the most simple and not-so-profound dialogues like ‘Kitne Aadmi The’, ‘Jo Darr Gaya Samjho Marr Gaya’ andTera kya hoga Kalia’, Gabbar Singh alias Amjad Khan had arrived on the Bollywood scene, giving life to one of the most celebrated and iconic characters in Hindi cinema.

Born in undivided India’s Peshawar in 1940, he was the first child of actor Jayant (Zakaria Khan). He was a bright student who had a Masters in Philosophy and loved to read English poets like Keats and Wordsworth and could debate on political theories or philosophies of Plato, Socrates and even Dr. Radhakrishnan. After his M.Phil he ventured on to the world of theatre to give a chance to his passion of acting that he had inherited from his father. That is where he was spotted by the writer duo Salim-Javed who recommended him to Ramesh Sippy and rest of the story is well known to all the fans of this wonderful actor.

That was 1975. Post ‘Sholay’ Amjad Khan went on to live a number of memorable characters on celluloid. Can anyone forget the risk-taking best friend Bishan of Kishan (Amitabh) in ‘Yaarana’,  or the funny policeman of Kumar Gaurav’s debut ‘Love Story’. He was unforgettable as Nawab Wajid Ali Shah in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’. What versatility. He was happy that his directors and writers saw more than a villain or a daaku in him and thanked them for not typecasting him else, we would never have seen his comic timing and his mastery in emoting any kind of role.

Today it is 28 years since his passing and we have a song that shows him trying to shake a leg with Mithun. The song is penned by Farooq Kaiser and set to tune by Bappi Lahiri. It is from the 1985 release ‘Maa Kasam’ which was directed by Shibu Mitra & had a cast of Mithun, Amjad Khan, Ranjeet, Divya Rana, Sushma Seth and Pran. It was a typical masala movie complete with dances where the lead actors are in disguise etc.

I stumbled on this song recently and filed it away to post it in remembrance of Amjad Khan. It is sung by Mohd Aziz, Vijay Benedict and Parvati Khan. We also have Kalpana Iyer as part of the group dance. We can also see Guddi Maruti and Sundar present in this clip. Just to know why everyone is dressed in tribal outfits which the Red Indians will claim as their traditional wear I need to see this movie.

Song – Bingo Bingo Bingo Main Hoon Bingo  (Maa Kasam) (1985) Singer – Mohd Aziz, Vijay Benedict, Parvati Khan, Lyrics – Farooque Qaiser, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Mohd Aziz + Vijay Benedict

Lyrics 

bingo bingo bingo
main hoon bingo 
ringo ringo ringo
main hoon ringo
bingo bingo bingo
main hoon bingo 
ringo ringo ringo
main hoon ringo
aah haa main pappi sundaram 
sambhal ke rakhna har kadam
karenge chutti maa kasam 
maa kasam
maa kasam 
bingo bingo bingo
main hoon bingo 
ringo ringo ringo
main hoon ringo
aah ha main pappi sundaram 
sambhal ke rakhna har kadam
karenge chutti maa kasam 
maa kasam 
maa kasam

badi hai pataka 
zara si yeh potti 
ke dil na chura le yeh choti
kamariya hai patali 
umariya hai chhoti 
aankhen badi moti moti
badi hai pataka 
zara si yeh poti 
ke dil na chura le yeh choti
kamariya hai patali 
umariya hai chhoti
aankhen badi moti moti 
jao jao jao jao
tu hai jhootha
mere aage baatein na kar tu jhooti
lage hai pappi besharam 
banege hum bhi bereham
karenge chutti maa kasam 
maa kasam
maa kasam 
bingo bingo bingo
main hoon bingo
ringo ringo ringo
main hoon ringo

lapa lap yun naache 
uchhalti hai machhi
arrey laage nazariya toh achhi
bata doon main sachhi 
lage hai tu acchi 
thodi jawaani hai kacchi
haan
lapa lap yun naache 
uchhalti hai machhi 
arrey lage nazariya to achhi
bata doon main sachhi 
lage hai tu achhi 
thodi jawaani hai kacchi
jao jao jao jao
tukde tukde kar daaloongi 
samjha hai kya bacchi
lage hai pappi kuchh garam 
magar hai iss ka dil naram
karenge chutti maa kasam 
maa kasam
maa kasam 
bingo bingo bingo
main hoon bingo 
ringo ringo ringo
main hoon ringo
aah ha mai pappi sundaram 
sambhal ke rakhna har kadam
karenge chhuti maa kasam 
maa kasam
maa kasam 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बिंगो बिंगो बिंगो
मैं हूँ बिंगो
रिंगों रिंगों रिंगों
मैं हूँ रिंगों
बिंगो बिंगो बिंगो
मैं हूँ बिंगो
रिंगों रिंगों रिंगों
मैं हूँ रिंगों
आह हा मैं पप्पी सुंदरम
संभल के रखना हर कदम
करेंगे छुट्टी माँ कसम
माँ कसम
माँ कसम
बिंगो बिंगो बिंगो
मैं हूँ बिंगो
रिंगों रिंगों रिंगों
मैं हूँ रिंगों
आह हा मैं पप्पी सुंदरम
संभल के रखना हर कदम
करेंगे छुट्टी माँ कसम
माँ कसम
माँ कसम

बड़ी है पटाका
ज़रा सी ये पोट्टी
के दिल ना चुरा ले ये चोट्टी
कमरीया है पतली
उमरीया है छोटी
आँखें बड़ी मोटी मोटी
बड़ी है पटाका
ज़रा सी ये पोट्टी
के दिल ना चुरा ले ये चोट्टी
कमरीया है पतली
उमरीया है छोटी
आँखें बड़ी मोटी मोटी
जाओ जाओ जाओ जाओ
तू है झूठा
मेरे आगे बातें ना कर तू झूठी
लगे है पप्पी बेशरम
बनेंगे हम भी बेरहम
करेंगे छुट्टी माँ कसम
माँ कसम
माँ कसम
बिंगो बिंगो बिंगो
मैं हूँ बिंगो
रिंगों रिंगों रिंगों
मैं हूँ रिंगों

लपालप यूं नाचे
उछलती है मच्छी
अरे लागे नज़रिया तो अच्छी
बता दूँ मैं सच्ची
लगे है तू अच्छी
थोड़ी जवानी है कच्ची
हाँ
लपालप यूं नाचे
उछलती है मच्छी
अरे लागे नज़रिया तो अच्छी
बता दूँ मैं सच्ची
लगे है तू अच्छी
थोड़ी जवानी है कच्ची
जाओ जाओ जाओ जाओ
टुकड़े टुकड़े कर डालूंगी
समझा है क्या बच्ची
लगे है पप्पी कुछ गरम
मगर है इसका दिल नरम
करेंगे छुट्टी माँ कसम
माँ कसम
माँ कसम
बिंगो बिंगो बिंगो
मैं हूँ बिंगो
रिंगों रिंगों रिंगों
मैं हूँ रिंगों

संभल के रखना हर कदम
करेंगे छुट्टी माँ कसम
माँ कसम
माँ कसम


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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I have carried an impression in my mind for a long time that in the 1940s, Anil Biswas rarely used full-throated playback singers like Shamshad Begum, Zeenat Begum, Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Munawwar Sultana etc. This is based on my listening many songs composed by Anil Biswas during the last about one decade. To check my ‘hypothesis’, I glanced through all the songs composed by Anil Biswas which have been tagged under his name in our Blog. In addition, I went through a couple of websites on Hindi film songs and my excel-sheets of songs for the period 1931-50, partially taken from HFGK. The main conclusions of my ad-hoc research are as under:

  1. Zeenat Begum and Munawwar Sultana did not sing for Anil Biswas though both of them had shifted to Mumbai sometime in 1944.
  2. Although Shamshad Begum had shifted to Mumbai along with the musical team of Ghulam Haider in 1942, Anil Biswas gave her chance to sing under his music direction for the first time in the film ‘Bhook’ (1947).
  3. Anil Biswas took Zohrabai Ambalewaali for the first time in the film ‘Gramophone Singer’ (1938) followed by ‘Hum Tum Aur Woh’ (1938). After a gap of nearly 9 years, she got a chance to sing for him in ‘Naiyya’ (1947) which happened to be her last film with Anil Biswas as a playback singer.
  4. Ameerbai Karnataki and Anil Biswas started their musical career almost simultaneously in Mumbai during 1935-36 and she sang for him in a couple of films as an actor-singer. But as a playback singer, she got a chance to sing under the music direction of Anil Biswas for the first time in ‘Kismet’ (1943). With the popularity of her songs in this film, Ameerbai Karnataki became one of the topmost playback singers of Hindi films.

Based on the discography of Anil Biswas as a music director, I have attempted to get the reasons as to why he did not utilize or sparingly utilized the singers listed above under his music direction. In my view, there are three main reasons for this.

  1. In most of the films for which Anil Biswas was the music director during 1936-1942, there were actor-singers like Sardar Akhtar, Husn Bano, Sitara Devi, Bibbo, Wahidan Bai, Jyoti, Maya Banerjee, Nalini Jaywant etc who sang for themselves. Whenever, Anil Biswas was in need of additional playback singer, he mostly relied on Rajkumari Dubey.
  1. During 1942-48, Anil Biswas mainly relied on his sister, Parul Ghosh, Hamida Bano, Meena Kapoor and Geeta Roy (later Dutt) as playback singers in addition to actor-singer Suraiya. From 1948 onwards, Lata Mangeshkar became his main playback singer.
  1. It is quite likely that Anil Biswas did not find full-throated singers suitable for singing his musical compositions which were mostly soft melodies.

I am presenting today, a fun song, “Ye Haseenon Ke Mele Albele” sung by Geeta Roy (later Dutt) and Shamshad Begum – a mix of husky and high-throated voices. The song is from the film ‘Bhookh’ (1947). The song is written by Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri which is set to music by Anil Biswas. This is the first film in which Shamshad Begum sang under the music direction of Anil Biswas. Also, this is the first duet song of Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begum.

‘Bhookh’ (1947) is the maiden film produced and directed by Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri. The star cast includes Sheikh Mukhtar and Husna in the lead roles supported by Kanhaiyalal, Agha, Laddan, Narmada Shankar, Abu Baker, Ghulam Hussain, Miss Kiran etc. It is a debut film for Husna and Miss Kiran. From the advertisement of the film, it appears that the film is about tackling the hunger – a theme which had come into the focus of Hindi film industry in the backdrop of Bengal famine during World War II. Films like ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) and ’Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946) had already covered this theme.

Anil Biswas and Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri had worked together for 15 years in 15 films with a break during 1943-44 when Anil Biswas shifted to the Bombay Talkies. As a lyricist, Safdar Aah Sitapuri worked with Anil Biswas for the first time in ‘Comrades’ (1939) followed by ‘Alladdin’ (1940) and ‘Aurat’ (1940). They worked together for the last time in ‘Maan’ (1954) which he also directed. Thereafter, he returned to teaching Urdu literature in his university and published books like ‘Amir Khusro Bhaisiyat Hindi Shaayar’, ‘Rubiyaat-e-Zamzama’(1963), ‘Meer Aur Meeryaat’ (1972), ‘Tulsidas Aur Ramcharitmanas’ (1977).

Enjoy this light-hearted fun song.

Song – Ye Haseenon Ke Mele Albele (Bhookh) (1947) Singer – Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri , MD – Anil Biswas
Geeta Dutt + Shamshad Begum

Lyrics

ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
kaho kaisi kahi
ek dil haaye haaye
ek dil aur laakhon jhamele
ek dil aur laakhon jhamele..ae
ek dil aur laakhon jhamele
kaho kaisi kahi
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
 
rasiya jobna pe aankhon se maare
rasiya jobna pe aankh se maare
ye pukaara ki ho ja mere pyaare
ye pukaara
ye pukaara ki ho ja mere pyaare
main angootha dikha ke boli ye le
main angootha dikha ke boli ye le
kaho kaisi kahi
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
 
achchi soorat pe marna na aaya aa
achchi soorat pe marna na aaya
tumko to pyaar karna na aaya
tumko to pyaar karna na aaya
saiyaan ban jaao aake mere chele
saiyaan ban jaao aake mere chele
kaho kaisi kahi
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
kaho kaisi rahi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
कहो कैसी कही
एक दिल हाय हाय
एक दिल और लाखों झमेले
एक दिल और लाखों झमेले
एक दिल और लाखों झमेले
कहो कैसी कही
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले

रसिया जोबना पे आँखों से मारे
रसिया जोबना पे आँख से मारे
ये पुकारे के हो जा मेरे प्यारे
ये पुकारे
ये पुकारे के हो जा मेरे प्यारे
मैं अंगूठा दिखा के बोली ये ले
मैं अंगूठा दिखा के बोली ये ले
कहो कैसी कही
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले

अच्छी सूरत पे मरना ना आया
अच्छी सूरत पे मरना ना आया
तुमको तो प्यार करना ना आया
तुमको तो प्यार करना ना आया
सैंया बन जाओ आ के मेरे चेले
सैंया बन जाओ आ के मेरे चेले
कहो कैसी कही
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
कहो कैसी रही


This article is written by Sudhir, 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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4390 Post No. : 15756

Today, 25th July is the 24th anniversary of the passing away of GS Kohli, one of the most talented musician and music director in Hindi cinema’s Golden age.

Gursharan Singh Kohli was born in 1928. As a child and young man, he learnt to play dholak and many other musical instruments. He was just 24 years when he started working with the famous music director OP Nayar, as his assistant. He continued to be Nayar Sb’s assistant music director till the end of 1960s, even though he had started his own career as an independent music director with the film ‘Lambe Haath’ in 1960.

He went on to create wonderful music for films like ‘Shikari’ (1963), ‘Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1965) and ‘Namaste ji’ (also 1965). Despite scoring some of the most popular hit songs of the 1960s, his career remained confined to B and C grade cinema. His last film as an independent music director was ‘Jaalsaaz’ in 1969.

Today we present this enchanting cabaret song from the 1966 film ‘Do Matwaale’. The song is penned by Farooq Qaiser and is sung by Asha Bhosle. On screen, the song is performed by Helen, as a club dance song, in the inimitable way that only Helen can perform. Present in the scene also we can see the actress Malika, and two Sikh gentlemen, who actually are Randhawa and Madan Puri in disguise.

The lyrics of this song were sent in by Prakashchandra ji.

Another very enamoring dance number by Helen, who performs to the music of GS Kohli.

Song – Hata De Jaam Nazar Se Nazar Mila Saaqi  (Do Matwaale) (1966) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Farooq Qaiser, MD – GS Kohli

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

laraa la la laaala la la laaa
la laa laa la rooooooo…ooooo
laaa la laa laa laa
laa laa laa la la laralarallaa
laraalala laa laa leeraallaaalala
aahaaa…aaa…aaa
aahaaa…aaaa….aaa

hata do jaam
nazar se nazar mila saaqi
rahoon na hosh mein
aisi mujhe pila saaqi
(hic)
hata do jaam
nazar se nazar mila saaqi
rahoon na hosh mein
aisi mujhe pila saaqi
hataa do ja..am
hataa do ja..am

sabhi ne chhod diya
keh ke hum ko deewaana
hamaare vaaste 
sab kuchh yahi hai maikhaana
hamaare vaaste 
sab kuchh yehi hai maikhaana
nahin hai koi hamaara
tere siwaa saaqi
rahoon na hosh mein
aisi mujhe pila saaqi
hata do ja..am
hata do ja..am

yahaan pe log
muqaddar banaane aate hain
dilon ko jodne
gham ko bhulaane aate hain
dilon ko jodne
gham ko bhulaane aate hain
duaayein maang
ke utre na ye nasha saaqi
rahoon na hosh mein
aisi mujhe pila saaqi
hataa do jaam
nazar se nazar mila saaqi
rahoon na hosh mein
aisi mujhe pila saaqi
hataa do ja..am
hataa do ja..am

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हटा दो जाम
नज़र से नज़र मिला साक़ी
रहूँ ना होश में
ऐसी मुझे पीला साक़ी
(हिक)
हटा दो जाम
नज़र से नज़र मिला साक़ी
रहूँ ना होश में
ऐसी मुझे पीला साक़ी
हटा दो जा॰॰आम
हटा दो जा॰॰आम

सभी ने छोड़ दिया
कह के हमको दीवाना
हमारे वास्ते
सब कुछ यही है मयखाना
हमारे वास्ते
सब कुछ यही है मयखाना
नहीं है कोई हमारा
तेरे सिवा साक़ी
रहूँ ना होश में
ऐसी मुझे पीला साक़ी
हटा दो जा॰॰आम
हटा दो जा॰॰आम

यहाँ पे लोग
मुकद्दर बनाने आते हैं
दिलों को जोड़ने
ग़म को भुलाने आते हैं
दिलों को जोड़ने
ग़म को भुलाने आते हैं
दुआएं मांग
के उतरे ना ये नशा साक़ी
रहूँ ना होश में
ऐसी मुझे पीला साक़ी

हटा दो जाम
नज़र से नज़र मिला साक़ी
रहूँ ना होश में
ऐसी मुझे पीला साक़ी
हटा दो जा॰॰आम
हटा दो जा॰॰आम


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 :

4390 Post No. : 15755

Yesterday, 24th July, was the 40th remembrance day of the ‘Mahanayak’, as he is fondly referred to by his fans and friends.

Uttam Kumar, was born as Arun Kumar Chatterji on 3rd September, 1926 in Calcutta (now Kolkata). After his schooling, he joined college, but was not able to complete his graduation. He joined the amateur stage drama group – Suhrid Samaj, which was owned by his extended joint family, Starting from humble beginnings in amateur theatre, he went on to become the most successful actor in Bengali cinema. He rode the waves of popularity and continued to be a beloved icon of Bangla cinema. He was still at the height of his professional career when he passed away all too soon at the age of 54, this day in 1980.

‘Bandi’ from 1978, is one of the short list of Hindi films that he appeared in. Here is a song from that film, a romantic duet that he performs with Sulakshana Pandit. The words of this song are written by Indeewar and the music is by Shyamal Mitra.

The lyrics of this song have been sent in by Peevesie’s Mom.

A song to honor the memory of the ‘Mahanayak’ -Uttam Kumar.

Song – Jisey Yaar Ka Sachcha Pyaar Miley  (Bandi) (1978) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Sulakshana Pandit, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Shyamal Mitra
Kishore Kumar + Sulakshana Pandit

Lyrics (Provided by Peevesie’s Mom)

jisey yaar ka sachcha pyaar miley
usey saare jahaan ki daulat kya
jisey yaar ka sachcha pyaar miley
usey saare jahaan ki daulat kya
teri aankhon mein chamke pyaar agar
heeron ki mujhko zaroorat kya
duniya mein jiska mol nahin
wo kya hai 
pyaar
pyaar
pyaar

tu jo saath ho 
dil ke paas ho
har gham hai gawaara
bharti nahin nigaah tera
kar ke nazaara
humraaz tu 
mera saaz tu
mere dil ka tu gehna
hai swarg se pyaara mujhe
teri baahon mein rehna
jab dekhoon main tujhko
lagta hai mujhko
rab ka hua deedar
jisey yaar ka sachcha pyaar miley
usey saare jahaan ki daulat kya
teri aankhon mein chamke pyaar agar
heeron ki mujhko zaroorat kya

tera sahaara 
main ban jaaun
mera sahaara tu ho
ang mila ke aise 
sang chaloon jaise
phool ke sang khusboo ho
tera sahaara 
main ban jaaun
mera sahaara tu ho
ang mila ke aise 
sang chaloon jaise
phool ke sang khusboo ho
tum jaise rakhoge waise rahungi
karti hun iqraar
jisey yaar ka sachcha pyaar miley
usey saare jahaan ki daulat kya
teri aankhon mein chamke pyaar agar
heeron ki mujhko zaroorat kya
duniya mein jiska mol nahin
wo kya hai 
pyaar
pyaar
pyaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जिसे यार का सच्चा प्यार मिले
उसे सारे जहां की दौलत क्या
जिसे यार का सच्चा प्यार मिले
उसे सारे जहां की दौलत क्या
तेरी आँखों में चमके प्यार अगर
हीरों की मुझको ज़रूरत क्या
दुनिया में जिसका मोल नहीं
वो क्या है
प्यार
प्यार
प्यार

तू जो साथ हो
दिल के पास हो
हर ग़म है गवारा
भरती नहीं निगाह तेरा
करके इशारा
हमराज़ तू
मेरा साज़ तू
मेरे दिल का तू गहना
है स्वर्ग से प्यारा मुझे
तेरी बाहों में रहना
जब देखूँ मैं तुझको
लगता है मुझको
रब का हुआ दीदार
जिसे यार का सच्चा प्यार मिले
उसे सारे जहां की दौलत क्या
तेरी आँखों में चमके प्यार अगर
हीरों की मुझको ज़रूरत क्या

तेरा सहारा
मैं बन जाऊँ
मेरा सहारा तू हो
अंग मिला के ऐसे
संग चलूँ जैसे
फूल के संग खुशबू हो
तेरा सहारा
मैं बन जाऊँ
मेरा सहारा तू हो
अंग मिला के ऐसे
संग चलूँ जैसे
फूल के संग खुशबू हो
तुम जैसे रखोगे वैसे रहूँगी
करती हूँ इक़रार
जिसे यार का सच्चा प्यार मिले
उसे सारे जहां की दौलत क्या
तेरी आँखों में चमके प्यार अगर
हीरों की मुझको ज़रूरत क्या
दुनिया में जिसका मोल नहीं
वो क्या है
प्यार
प्यार
प्यार


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4390 Post No. : 15754

Today 25th July 2020 is being celebrated as Naag Panchami falling in this year ‘shraavan maas’ shukla paksh on Panchami. Greetings to all on this occasion which also marks the beginning of many upcoming festivals in our country.

For this occasion, I had earlier noted a movie falling under ‘movies with same titles’ to be presented with a song on the blog for today. However, when I checked that movie, I do not find a suitable song ‘praising naag devtaa’ in that movie (from seventies). Then I looked a new movie from the ‘seventies’ having ‘naag’ related titles so that it can make a ‘debut’ on the blog. But I could not find a suitable song in that movie too.

In our Hindi movies we have many mythological movies where ‘naag’ or ‘naag devtaa’ had an important role and many fantasy movies having the stories of ‘snakes’, ‘female snake revenge’ and or ‘snake charmers’. I thought to present a list of all such movies which have already been represented on the blog, but for now I have differed that for a separate post later in the future. In the process I came across this wonderful song from the 1963 movie ‘Naag Mohini’. I like this song very much and as I listened to it more and more it grows on me.

Today I am presenting this melodious song picturized on screen on Master Babloo who is lip syncing in the voice of Suman Kalyanpur (yes, in those times, female singer’s voice would be the voice of a small child in songs 🙂 ).

“Naag Mohini-1963”, a mythological movie, was directed by Shantilal Soni for ‘Dimple Film, Bombay’. It has Vijaya Choudhary, Mahipal, Sunder, Rajan Haksar, Master Babloo, Uma Dutt, Indra Bansal, Rajrani, Sood and Khurshid. This movie has six songs written by Bharat Vyas and music is composed by Sardar Malik. Mohd Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices in the songs of this movie.

So far three songs from this movie ‘Naag Mohini-1963’ have been posted on the blog. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the songs of this movie.

Let us now enjoy this wondrous song and the cute performance on the song by Master Babloo. . .

As mentioned above the song is in the voice of Suman Kalyanpur, lyrics are by Bharat Vyas and music composed by Sardar Malik.

 

Video

Audio

Song – Phan Waale Maharaj Meri Rakhna Tu Laaj (Naag Mohini) (1963) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Sardar Malik

Lyrics

phan waale mahaaraj
meri rakhna tu laaj
gun gaaun main
aaja aaja tujhe
kabse bulaaun main
aaja aaja tujhe
kabse bulaaun main

phan waale mahaaraj
meri rakhnaa tu laaj
gun gaaun main
aaja aaja tujhe
kabse bulaaun main
aaja aaja tujhe
kabse ae bulaaun main

tere phan pe jhool rahi hai
kab se duniya saari
chhoti si ye baat meri
kya tujhe padegi bhaari
tere phan pe jhool rahi hai
kab se duniya saari
chhoti si ye baat meri
kya tujhe padegi bhaari
bhakton ko deta amrit
aur kehlaata vishdaahri
sab ki bigdi baat bana di
aaj hai meri baari
tu sun naagraaj
khaali le ke jholi aaj
nahin jaaun main
aaja aaja tujhe
kabse bulaaun main
aaja aaaa tujhe
kabse ae bulaaun main

naag devta tera roop hai
jaise dhoop aur chhaaya
kisi ne jo phunkaar sahi
to pyaar usi ne paaya
naag devta tera roop hai
jaise dhoop aur chhaaya
kisi ne jo phunkaar sahi
to pyaar usi ne paaya
main anaath sa phiroon bhatakta
kisi ne na apnaaya
aaj praan ki bheekh maangne
dwaar pe tere aaya
dukhiyaara hoon main deen
teri bhakti ki been bajaaun main
aaja aaaa tujhe
kabse bulaaun main
aaja aaja tujhe
kabse ae bulaaun main

phan waale mahaaraj
meri rakhna tu laaj
gun gaaun main
aaja aaja tujhe
kabse bulaaun main
aaja aaja tujhe
kabse bulaaun main

aaja aa
aaja aa

aaja aa
aaja aa

aaja aa. . .

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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फन वाले महाराज
मेरी रखना तू लाज
गुण गाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कबसे बुलाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से बुलाऊं मैं

फन वाले महाराज
मेरी रखना तू लाज
गुण गाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से बुलाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से ए बुलाऊं मैं

तेरे फन पे झूल रही है
कब से दुनिया सारी
छोटी सी ये बात मेरी
क्या तुझे पड़ेगी भारी
तेरे फन पे झूल रही है
कब से दुनिया सारी
छोटी सी ये बात मेरी
क्या तुझे पड़ेगी भारी
भक्तों को देता अमृत
और कहलाता विषधारी
सबकी बिगड़ी बात बना दी
आज है मेरी बारी
तू सुन नागराज
खाली ले के झोली आज
नहीं जाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से बुलाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से ए बुलाऊं मैं

नाग देवता तेरा रूप है
जैसे धूप और छाया
किसी ने जो फुंकार सही
तो प्यार उसी ने पाया
नाग देवता तेरा रूप है
जैसे धूप और छाया
किसीने जो फुंकार सही
तो प्यार उसी ने पाया
मैं अनाथ सा फिरूं भटकता
किसी ने ना अपनाया
आज प्राण कि भीख मांगने
द्वार पे तेरे आया
दुखियारा हूँ मैं दीन
तेरी भक्ति कि बीन बजाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से बुलाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से ए बुलाऊं मैं

फन वाले महाराज
मेरी रखना तू लाज
गुण गाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से बुलाऊं मैं
आजा आजा तुझे
कब से बुलाऊं मैं

आजा आ
आजा आ

आजा आ
आजा आ

आजा आ. . .


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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Hindi Songs in Bangla Films: 35

‘Gumnaami’ (2019) is a Bangla film with fairly good parts of dialogues in Hindi and English. The film is produced under the banner of Shri Venkatesh Films and is directed by Srijit Mukherjee. The main star cast consists of Prosenjit Chatterjee (as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and later as Gumnaami Baba), Anirban Bhattacharya (as journalist, Chandrachur Dhar), Tanushri Chakraborty (as Ronita Dhar), Surendra Rajan (as Mahatma Gandhi), Sanjay Gurubuxani (as Jawaharlal Nehru) etc. The film was released on October 2, 2019. Being a recent release, as of now, the movie is not available on video sharing platforms.

I watched the film on one of the OTT platforms. The film is not a biopic on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It is based on later events, relating to the investigations by Mukherjee Commission, which was set up by Government of India in 1999 to probe the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The Commission was assigned the task to tackle the three broad theories surrounding the alleged mysteries and unanswered questions related to Netaji’s death. First, Netaji died in a plane crash while taking off from an airport in Taiwan. Second, he staged a fake plane crash to escape to Russia where he died in prison. Lastly, Netaji staged a plane crash, escaped to Russia and returned to India as a sanyasi (monk) known as ‘Bhagwan ji’ or ‘Gumnaami Baba’ who died in September 1985 in Faizabad.

Film starts with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru advising Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, who was the then Congress President, that he should support the British Government during World War II. They also advocate non-violent methods for attaining India’s freedom from the British Rule. Netaji disagrees by saying that freedom is to be snatched from Britishers rather than demanding from them. Due to his differences with Congress High Command, he resigns from the Indian National Congress. He goes abroad to make allies with Japan and Germany who are at war with Great Britain and the Allied forces. He sets up Indian National Army with the support of Japan.

After the surrender of Japan to allied forces in Burma, Netaji shifts his forces to Singapore and then to Bangkok. He advises his forces to surrender while he with Rahman will go to Tokyo for onward escape to Soviet Union which, according to his view, would become anti-British after the war. He can then fight for India’s independence from there. While travelling to Soviet Union, Netaji’s plane catches fire and he dies after a few hours of the accident due to burn injury on August 18, 1945. He is cremated and his ashes are taken to Tokyo.

There have been many commissions and reports to inquire about the circumstances of Netaji’s death but there still remains uncertainty and the doubts have been raised in various quarters about the death of Netaji from time to time. In 1999, Government of India decides to set up the Mukherjee Commission go into the mysteries behind Netaji’s death afresh.

In 2003, a journalist, Chandrachur Dhar is given an independent assignment by his employer, Indiatimes to make a research-based study on the mystery of Netaji’s death. Chandrachur believes that all the myths surrounding Netaji’s death are hoaxes. Nevertheless, he takes up the assignment and spends much of his time in gathering evidences. During this period, his entire thinking about Netaji’s life changes. The study and research on the Netaji’s life becomes his obsession to such an extent that he neglects his personal life. His wife, Ronita feels that she is living with a husband who is unstable, crazy and unpredictable. In a fit of anger, she ransacks all the papers and documents which Chandrachur had collected in the course of his reasearch. She files for a divorce and gets it. In frustration, Chandrachur resigns his job. Instead, he forms a passionate group of his friends called ‘Mission Netaji’ to study and research to solve the mystery of Netaji’s death.

Based on extensive studies and research, Chandrachur makes presentations before the Mukherjee Commission with evidences to prove that Netaji did not die in plane crash but escaped to Russia by staging a fake plane crash. From Russia, he came to India via Tibet as a wandering monk and stayed in Lucknow. He submits 19 evidences in support of his contention.  In 2005, Mukherjee Commission presented the report to the Government of India. The Report was presented to Lok Sabha and was publicly released.

Chandrachur and his friends of ‘Mission Netaji’ have assembled in his house to read the Commission’s report. Ronita, his ex-wife has come to wish her best to Chandrachur. While Commission has come to the conclusion that Netaji has not died in the plane crash based on the various evidences including the DNA report of his remains which have been kept in Tokyo, which was identified as that of a Japanese soldier. However, due to absence of any concrete evidence, the Commission is unable to come to the conclusion whether Netaji escaped to Russia. Further, the DNA test of Gumnaami Baba did not match with that of Netaji.  The Government of India rejected the report without giving any reasons.

The rejection of the Commission’s report affected Chandrachur so much that he locks himself in a room full of the books, and documents collected over the last 3 years for his ‘Mission Netaji’. He starts burning every documents, files and books connected with his research so much so the entire room engulfs with fire. Ronita calls his friends and gets the door broken to rescue Chandrachur. The film ends with Ronita convincing Chandrachur to keep on fighting for the truth of Netaji’s death. Hence, the fight must go on until an end to the mystery.

Before I started watching this film, I did not have a very high expectation from the film because, there has been many films on the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Furthermore, I was one of the believers that Netaji died in the plane crash in August 1945 and the talks thereafter about the mystery of his death were all myths and conjectures. But once I completed watching the film in one sitting, I must admit that the director, Srijit Mukherjee has managed to present the film in a way which made me to rethink about the controversies surrounding Netaji’s death. This film is a class by itself putting it on a different pedestal.

Prosenjit Chatterjee, in the role of Netaji as well as Gumnaami Baba has given an excellent performance which was a pleasant surprise for me as most of his roles in Bangla films are that of a romantic hero. His performance as a Gumnaami Baba looks so real that for once, I started feeling that Gumnaami Baba could really be Netaji in disguise. As Netaji, almost all of his dialogues are in Hindi and English. It is only when he turns to act as Gumnaami Baba, his dialogues are in Bangla.

Another roll of honor in the film goes to Anirban Bhattacharya, who in the role of Chandrachur Dhar, has given the superb performance as a journalist. His submissions to the Mukherjee Commission and the crazy reactions to the news that the Commission’s reports have been rejected by the Government are his top-most performances in the film. In fact, he has an equal presence in the film if not more than Prosenjit Chatterjee.

The film is a mix of black & white and colour. The scenes involving Netaji in pre-1945 period are in black & white while scenes representing Gumnaami Baba, Chandrachur Dhar, the journalist and the proceedings of the Mukherjee Commission are in colour. The film has dialogues in Bangla, Hindi, English and few dialogues in Japanese. These combinations in the film give a feel of a period atmosphere as well as the natural proceedings of the story in the film.

While on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, it is incidental and interesting to note that today, July 23rd,is the Remembrance Day of one of Netaji’s closest aides who led  INA’s Women Wing named the Rani Jhansi Regiment. She is Captain (Dr) Lakshmi Sehgal (24/20/1914 – 23/07/2012) of INA born as Lakshmi Swaminathan. She had barely completed her MBBS and arrived in Singapore, where she met with Netaji and got immersed in the Azad Hind movement.

During the surrender of Singapore by British to the Japanese, Dr Lakshmi helped heal the wounded soldiers of prisoners of war, many of whom were Indians. They desired to form the Azad Hind Fauj. After the arrival of Netaji in Singapore in July 1943, Dr. Lakshmi met Netaji who was keen to take women into INA. Thus she became Captain Lakshmi Swaminathan of Rani Jhansi Regiment of INA.

In Burma operations, INA joined Japanese in December 1944 but by March 1945, Japanese were on the losing ground. INA decided to beat a retreat from Burma. While crossing into Imphal, Captain Lakshmi was arrested in Burma by the British Forces and held in prison in Burma until March 1946 when she was sent to Delhi for trials as a war criminal. However, on the eve of India getting independence,  Captain Sehgal and many of the INA facing trials were set free.

In March 1947, Captain Lakshmi married Prem Kumar Sehgal and shifted to Kanpur. She continued her medical practice in Kanpur. She became a Rajya Sabha member in 1971. During the Bangla Desh crisis in 1971, she set up relief and medical camps for refugees from East Pakistan in Kolkata. During the Bhopal gas tragedy in December 1984, she led a medical team to look after those affected by the gas. She was active as a medical practitioner until the age of 92.

‘Gumnaami’ (2019) has 5 songs of which 3 are in Hindi. All songs have been used in the film as background songs. I am presenting “Shubh Sukh Chain Ki Barkha Barse” rendered by Babul Supriyo and chorus. There is an interesting history behind this song.

After the establishment of the provisional Government in exile of INA in 1943, Netaji decided to have a National Anthem for his Government. He himself selected Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s “Jan Gan Man Adhinayak Jai He” and asked Mumtaz Hussain and Colonel Abid Hussain Saffarani of INA to translate it into Hindustani so that it becomes easy to understand the meaning to all. He selected Captain Ram Singh Thakur to composed in the martial music so that the listeners would be awaken. It is significant to note that on the day of India’s independence on August 15, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the Tricolour on the ramparts of the Red Fort after which Captain Ram Singh Thakur of INA conducted the orchestra with his musicians, playing the tune of the National Anthem of INA.

In the film, this song appears towards the end of the film, incorporating the flashback of what has happened in the life of Netaji from 1940-45 and the efforts made by the journalist to unlock the mystery of Netaji’s death. The credit title of the film gives credit to Mumtaz Hussain and Colonel Abid Hussain Saffarani as lyricists and the music to Captain Ram Singh Thakur. However, I feel that Rabindranath Tagore should also get the credit since the tune was originally composed by him for “Jan Gan Man Adhinayak Jai He”. The audio clip of the song has one extra stanza.

It is the song which reminds us with moist eyes, the fond memory of Netaji of his sacrifice for the freedom of the motherland.

Video

Audio

Song – Shubh Sukh Chain Ki Barkha Barse (Gumnaami) (Bangla) (2019) Singer – Babul Supriyo, Lyrics – Mumtaz Hussain, Colonel Abid Hussain Saffarani , MD – Captain Ram Singh Thakur
[Note on MD – The original score of this song is created by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the creator of the “Jan Gan Man. . .” anthem.]
Chorus

Lyrics

shubh sukh chain ki barkha barse
bharat bhaag hai jaaga
punjab, sindh, gujarat, maratha
draavid, utkal, banga
chanchal sagar, vindh, himaalaya
neela yamuna, ganga
tere nit gun gaaye
tujh se jeewan paaye
har tan paaye asha
suraj ban kar jag par chamke
bharat naam subhaaga
jai ho…o
jai ho…o
jai ho…o
jai jai jai jai ho..o
bharat naam subhaaga
 
sab ke dil mein preet basaaye
teri meethi baani
har subey ke rahne waale
har mazhab ke praani
sab bhed aur farak mita ke
sab god mein teri aa ke
goondhe prem ki maala
suraj ban kar jag par chamke
bharat naam subhaaga
jai ho…o
jai ho…o
jai ho…o
jai jai  jai  jai ho…o
bharat naam subhaaga
 
subah savere pankh pakheru
tere hi gun gaayen
baas bhari bharpur hawaayen
jeewan mein rut laayen
sab mil kar hind pukaaren
jai azad hind ke naare
pyaara desh hamaara
suraj ban kar jag par chamke
bharat naam subhaaga
jai ho…o
jai ho…o
jai ho…o
jai jai jai jai ho…o
bharat naam subhaaga…aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
शुभ सुख चैन की बरखा बरसे
भारत भाग है जागा
पंजाब सिंध गुजरात मराठा
द्राविड़ उत्कल बंग
चंचल सागर विंध्य हिमाला
नीर यमुना गंगा
तेरे नित गुण गाये
तुझ से जीवन पाये
हर तन पाये आशा
सूरज बनकर जग पर चमके
भारत नाम सुभागा
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय जय जय जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
भारत नाम सुभागा

सबके दिल में प्रीत बसाये
तेरी मीठी बानी
हर सूबे के रहने वाले
हर मज़हब के प्राणी
सब भेद और फर्क मिटा के
सब गोद में तेरी आ के
गूँधे प्रेम की माला
सूरज बनकर जग पर चमके
भारत नाम सुभागा
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय जय जय जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
भारत नाम सुभागा

सुबह सवेरे पंख पखेरू
तेरे ही गुण गायें
बास भरी भरपूर हवाएं
जीवन में रूत लाएँ
सब मिल कर हिन्द पुकारें
जय आज़ाद हिन्द के नारे
प्यारा देश हमारा
सूरज बनकर जग पर चमके
भारत नाम सुभागा
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
जय जय जय जय हो॰ ॰ ॰
भारत नाम सुभागा

 


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