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Blog Day : 4204 Post No. : 15390

“Teen Bahuraaniyaan”(1968) was directed by S S Wasan and S S Balan for Gemini Combines, Madras. The movie had Dhumal, Prithviraj Kapoor, Rajendranath, Shashikala, Jankidas, Kanchana, Agha, Kanhaiyalal, Vaishali, Niranjan Sharma, Farida, Jayanthi, Lalita Pawar, Ramesh Deo, Jagdeep etc in it.

As can be expected, this was a Madrasi Chandamama kind of story where a combined family consisting of three songs, their daughters and children live together happily and peacefully alongwith the parents. 🙂 It was called a “social” movie. One may as well call it a fantasy fairytaled movie. 🙂

The movie had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Teen Bahuraaniyaan”(1968) to appear in the blog. The song is picturised on the three ladies playing the three daughter’s in law. The song is sung by three Mangeskhar sisdters, viz Lata, Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. This is one of those special cases when three sisters have figures in a song.

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors seen in the picturisation.


Song-Hamre aangan bagiya (Teen Bahuraaniyaan)(1968) Singers-Lata, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hoye panchchi ud na jaaye dekhna
panchchi ud na jaaye
hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hoye panchchi ud na jaaye dekhna
panchchi ud na jaaye
hamre aangan bagiya

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
pehla panchchi pyaar hai
is pyaar se kariyo pyaar
is pyaar se kariyo pyaar
pehla panchchi pyaar hai
is pyaar se kariyo pyaar
is pyaar se kariyo pyaar
pyaar na ho to soona soona
pyaar na ho to soona soona
laage ye sansaar sakhi ri
hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hoye panchchi ud na jaye dekhns
panchchi ud na jsaye
hamre aangan bagiya

hamre man ki shaanti
dooje panchchi ka naam
dooje panchchi ka naam
hamre man ki shaanti
dooje panchchi ka naam
dooje panchchi ka naam
is bin ye ghar aise jaise
is bin ye ghar aise jaise
mandir bin ghanshyaam sakhi ri
hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hoye panchchi ud na jaaye dekhna
panchchi ud na jaaye
hamre aangan bagiya


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Blog Day : 4203 Post No. : 15389

Hullo Atuldom

Listening to music is a pastime. And if it is film songs – all the more good. Plus if it is HFM I couldn’t ask for more- anyone who knows me knows this. Fellow atulites included. Followers of the blog also are aware that “vividh bharati” the radio station, is my reminder diary.

So soon as I heard the program remembering Parveen Babi – of the lustrous hair- I looked for hitherto unposted songs and found many possibilities.

I have zeroed in on a song where she is romancing Jeetendra or trying to stop him from getting into trouble. I must admit that I know two songs from this movie, one of which, a Kishore Kumar- Asha Bhonsle duet Naye puraane saal mein ek raat baaki has been posted by Sudhirji in 2014.

The movie “Raksha” had a total of five songs, the handiwork of the trusted pair of RD Burman- Anand Bakshi. The movie was supposed to be a spy movie with Jeetendra’s character having the code name ‘Agent 116’. For added measure Parveen Babi also had two names – Chanda and Bijli. Today we have the Jeetendra lip syncing to Mohd. Rafi and Asha is the female playback.

Thinking of the beautiful Parveen Babi on the occasion of her anniversary.


Song-Main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do (Raksha)(1982) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

main chalta Hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do

yakeen karo kisi tarah
milenge kal issi tarah
yakeen karo kisi tarah
milenge kal issi tarah
kal toh kitni door hai
mera dil majboor hai
thehero thodi der toh
dil ka haal sunane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do

lallaalala laalalalala
laalalalalala
abhi mile abhi chale
rahe mujhe bade gile
abhi mile abhi chale
rahe mujhe bade gile

sab gile mit jaayenge
jab gale lag jaayenge
itni door baithe ho
thoda paas toh aane do
hmmm hmmm rurururururu
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do (rururururu)

khuli hawa haseen Samaa
ruko zara chale kahaan
khuli hawa haseen Samaa
ruko zara chale kahaan

ek toh kaam zaroori hai
dooje kuchch majboori hai
donon baatein jhoothi hain
yeh hain saaf bahaane do
rurururururu

main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
laa laa laa la la la la laa


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Blog Day : 4203 Post No. : 15388

“Khidki”(1948) was produced by P L Santoshi under the banner of Arvind And Anand Films, Bombay. This movie had Rehana, Jawahar Kaul, Mumtaz Ali, Radha Kishan, Tiwari, Ram Singh, Srinath, Baba Raja, Abbas Rizvi, Harun, Deshraj, Shanta Kunwar, Indira, Neelam, Mona, Kamal Rani, Usha, Chanchal Kumari, Kalpana, V H Desai, Leela Mishra etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the eighth song from the movie to be covered in the blog. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. I notice that three lines (one line each in each stanza) are in another voice, namely that of Lalita Deulkar.

P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Hamen bhi koi yaad karta (Khidki)(1948) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

Hamen bhi koi yaad karta aa aa aa
Hamen bhi koi yaad karta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
Hamen bhi koi yaad karta

unke liye hamne
kya na saha
taane sune aur
huye ruswa
mere liye bhi
sabhi naam le ke
hon kabhi naam le ke
aahen do bharta
ho aahen do bharta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta

kehte hain sachchi hai wohi muhabbat
ke jismein na poori ho paaye hasrat
keh to deta
ke marte hain tum pe
ho o ke marte hain tum pe
phir marta na marta
phir marta na marta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta

naazuk bade hain
ye resham ke taage
resham ke taage
muhabbat ke dhaage
darte hain ham
kahin toot na jaayen
haan toot na jaayen
kaash wo bhi darta
kaash wo bhi darta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta


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Blog Day : 4202 Post No. : 15387

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 2
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Under the ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ today’s movie is ‘Kalaakaar-1983’.

This movie is completing full cycle of ten years today on the blog with only one of its songs posted on the blog so far. The song already posted on the blog i.e. ‘Neele Neele Ambar Par Chaand Jab Aaye’ was the most popular song from this movie.

In 1983, I was studying in 11th standard. I remember the above-mentioned song particularly as that song could be heard wherever you passed by (specifically the Kishore Kumar version), either on radio or tape-recorders in shops/hotels. I didn’t like it too much then and it was very irritating to have it playing around every time.

I was under the impression that this song topped the charts then, but when I checked the ‘Binaca Geetmala annual list’ during the preparation of this post, I was surprised to note that this song didn’t appear in the 1983 list where ‘Shaayad Meri Shaadi Ka Khayaal’ from ‘Souten’ was the topper. This may be because the movie ‘Kalaakaar’ must have been released at the end of that year 1983.

However, the above song appeared in the 1984 ‘Binaca Geetmala annual list’ and ranked at number 22 as per information available online.

Coming back to today’s post, I am presenting another good song from this movie which I think was also somewhat popular song. One more song from the movie that I remember ‘Khoye khoye rahe teri chaahon mein’ was a nice song too.

Today’s song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Suresh Wadkar.

Ten years back on this day only two movies were represented on the blog;
(here they are in ascending order)

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Teri nazar mein main rahoon Band Master – 1963 All songs covered on the blog (4/4)
Neele neele ambar par chaand jab aaye Kalaakaar – 1983 01 of 08 songs posted

Incidentally there are three movies with same title viz ‘Kalaakaar’ – whic were released in 1942, 1954 & 1983 – that are represented on the blog so far. Each of these three movies are one s represented by just one song each in the blog.

‘Kalaakaar-1983’ was directed by P. Sambasivarao. It was produced by P. Anand Rao under ‘Anandalakshmi Art Movies’ banner. It had Kunal Goswami, Sreedevi, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Rakesh Bedi, Krishan Dhawan, Madhu Malini, Agha, Vijayalakshmi, Rajkishore, Dhanalakshmi, Swaraj Kumar, Kiran, and Paintal in Special appearance.

L.V. Prasad makes a special guest appearance in this movie. Bappi Lahiri and Indeevar make a friendly appearance in this movie.
Mehmood and Kanwal Jeet Singh make a Guest appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Kovai Thambi and its dialogues were written by Inder Raj Anand. Editing was done by M.G. Balurao.

K. Ganesh was the chief assistant director, and Kuku Kapoor was the dialogue director.

Lyrics of this movie were written by Indeevar, with Manoj Kumar writing one song which was the climax song in the movie.

Music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

The movie had total eight songs (including one multiple version song-already posted on the blog). Kishore Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Anuradha Paudwal and Sadhna Sargam had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 09.11.1983.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie to appear on the blog.

The picturization of the song happens to be in music studio while recording for a song where Kunal Goswami is lip syncing in Suresh Wadkar’s voice with a female artist (I am unable to identify her though she seems to be a familiar face) lip syncing in Anuradha Paudwal’s voice. Sridevi is also seen in the picturization of the song with other artists present in the recording studio shown in this song.

I have not watched this movie so I cannot say much about it. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy today’s song.

Video

Audio

Song-Mera pyaar mujh se roothha (Kalaakaar)(1983) Singers- Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Both

Lyrics

Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne loota
Jab do kadam manzil rahi
Saathi ka saath chhoota
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

Duniya mein do premi ee
Milne hi nahin paate hain
Milne hi nahin paate hain

(coughing sound)

Duniya mein do premi
Milne hi nahin paate hain ae
Milne hi nahin paate hain

(coughing sound)

Duniya mein do premi
Milne hi nahin paate hain ae
Milne hi nahin paate hain

Ye zamaana
ye chaahat
Badle se nazar aate hain ae
Badle se nazar aate hain
Ya pyaar hi hota nahin
Ya har premi jhoothha

(coughing sound)

O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

Koyi poochhe kismat se ae
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena aa
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena

(coughing sound)

Koyi poochhe kismat se
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena aa
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena
Ik jaisa lagta hai
Kya marna
Aur kya jeena aa
Kya marna
Aur kya jeena aa

Khuli aankh to khuli reh gayi

(coughing sound)

Kahaan jaa ke khwaab toota

(coughing sound)

O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa
Jab do kadam manzil rahi
Saathi ka saath chhoota
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा
जब दो कदम मंजिल रही
साथी का साथ छूटा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी ई
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं ए
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं ए
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

ये ज़माना ये चाहत
बदले से नज़र आते हैं ए
बदले से नज़र आते हैं
या प्यार ही होता नहीं
या हर प्रेमी झूठा

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने ए लूटा आ

कोई पूछे किस्मत से ए
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना आ
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

कोई पूछे किस्मत से ए
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना आ
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना
इक जैसा लगता है
क्या मरना
और क्या जीना आ
क्या मरना
और क्या जीना आ
खुली आँख तो
(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
खुली रह गयी
कहाँ जा के ख्वाब टूटा

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ
जब दो कदम मंजिल रही
साथी का साथ छूटा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ


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Blog Day : 4201 Post No. : 15386

I wonder if regulars of this blog notice the contents of the box that appears at the beginning of each writeup. It shows the day number of the blog as well as the post number. In case the movie makes its debut with the song then the movie number of this movie in the blog is also mentioned.

Yesterday (17 january 2020) was the 4200th day for the blog. It would seem that this occasion (described by me as artificial landmark 🙂 ) passed off unnoticed.

I began to take notice of this kind of century sometime in 2017. From then onwards I have been noticing it regularly. Noticing this event has been made easier because the day number accompanies each post now a days. this practice was started from 1 january 2018 at the initiative of Sudhir Jee and it has become a regular practice since then.

At the end of 4200th day, the blog had 15385 writeups ! It means that the blog has been going on at an average of 3.66 posts a day for last 4200 days, beginning from 19 july 2008 (day ONE).

At some time in the past, the blog was going on at 4.66 posts in a day !

Out of these 4200 days, there were 223 days when there were no posts. We describe such days as DOT days for the blog, like how there are DOT balls in cricket. Apart from these DOT days, all other days have seen at least ONE post, and often many more. During the more productive days of the blog (2010 to 2013) The highest number of posts in a day has been THIRTEEN !

Here is the breakup of these 4200 days.

Songs in a day Number of occurrences Remarks
NIL Songs posted in a day 223 61 Dot days in 2010
One Song posted in a day 704 221 such occurrences in 2019
Two Songs posted in a day 647 109 such occurrences in 2019
Three Songs posted in a day 558 100 such occurrences in 2017
Four Songs posted in a day 544 89 such occurrences in 2017
Five Songs posted in a day 377 60 such occurrences in 2012
Six Songs posted in a day 681 166 such occurrences in 2009
Seven Songs posted in a day 278 56 such occurrences in 2013
Eight Songs posted in a day 119 39 such occurrences in 2012
Nine Songs posted in a day 42 18 such occurrences in 2012
Ten Songs posted in a day 18 8 such occurrences in 2012
Eleven Songs posted in a day 1 1 such occurrence in 16 august 2012
Twelve Songs posted in a day 6 4 such occurrences in 2011
Thirteen Songs posted in a day 2 on 25 october 2011 and 6 september 2012

On this occasion, when the blog has just completed a special landmark, here is a landmark song. Like the landmark of 4200 days for the blog, this song too marks a special landmark in the history of HFM.

Before I reveal what is that special landmark, let us see the details of this song. This song is from “Paayal Ki Jhankaar”(1968). This movie was directed by M V Raman for Filmistan. The movie had Kishore Kumar, Jyoti Laxmi, Rajshree (South), Dhumal, Moppet Raja, Baby Farida, Master Shahid, P Kailash, Rajendra, Sulochana Chatterjee, Rehman etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog.

One song from the movie was penned by Qamar Jalalabadi and the remaining five songs were penned by Rajinder Krishan. Rajinder Krishan had also written the story, screenplay and dialogue of this movie.

This movie had music by C Ramchandra. It was the 33rd and last movie when Rajinder Krishan and C Ramchandra came together to create songs in HFM. They came together for the first time in 1949 when they created some magical numbers in “Patanga”. Later, they worked together in such musical blockbusters as “Samadhi”(1950), “Albela”(1951), “Anarkali”(1953), “Jhaanjhar”(1953), “Jhamela”(1953), “Pahli Jhalak”(1954), “Azaad”(1955), “Shatranj”(1956), “Asha”(1957), “Baarish”(1957), “Amardeep”(1958) etc.

All the 33 movies where C Ramchandra and Rajinder Krishan worked together, there were a few songs that were sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

This movie “Paayal Ki Jhankaar” (1968) had ONE song by Lata Mangeshkar. It was the last occasion when Lata Mangeshkar sang for C Ramchandra.

So one can say that “Paayal Ki Jhankaar”(1968) was the last time when Lata, Rajinder Krishan and C Ramchandra came together.

Here is this “special” song from “Paayal Ki Jhankaar”(1968). Lyrics for this song are provided by Nitin ji.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgheable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Tu aaye na aaye magar jaanewaale (Paayal Ki Jhankaar)(1968) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

tu aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
teri yaad aake rulaaya karegi
rulaaya karegi
jo dekhegi rota hai koi akela
dekhegi rota hai koi akela
to khud bhi wo aansu bahaaya karegi
bahaya karegi
aaye na aaye

jidhar se gaya tu wo raahen hamesha
jidhar se gaya tu wo raahen hamesha
tarasti rahengi teri vaapsi ko
tarasti rahengi teri vaapsi ko
udhar se hava bhi jo aaya karegi
udhar se hava bhi jo aaya karegi
tera naam leke sataaya karegi
sataaya karegi
tu aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
teri yaad aake rulaaya karegi
rulaaya karegi
aaye na aaye

jo raaton ko taare poochhenge mujhse
raato ko taare poochhenge mujhse
bata tu bhi kyo raat bhar jaagti hai
bata tu bhi kyo raat bhar jaagti hai
kahoongi meri neend bas mein nahin hai
ye birhan bahaane banaya karegi
banaya karegi
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
teri yaad aake rulaaya karegi
rulaaya karegi
aaye na aaye

jahaan meri aankhon ka paani girega
jaha meri aankhon ka paani girega
teri yaad ke phool khilte rahenge
teri yaad ke phool khilte rahenge
savere savere jo aayegi shabnam
savere savere jo aayegi shabnam
to dil thhaam kar laut jaaya karegi
jaaya karegi
tu aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
teri yaad aake rulaaya karegi
rulaaya karegi
aaye na aaye


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Blog Day :

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Welcome all to today’s post where I am presenting a song from the 1993 movie ‘Gardish’. I like this song very much. I had shared this song long time back but it was yet to be to be posted on the blog. This song is penned by Javed Akhtar.

Today 17th January 2020 is the 75th birth anniversary of Writer, Poet and Lyricist Javed Akhtar who was born on 17th January 1945 at Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).

We on the blog wish him a ‘very happy birthday today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead’…

Javed Akhtar who started his film career as a ‘screen play’ writer with Salim Khan, came from a family of Poets. His father Jan Nisar Akhtar was an Urdu poet and lyricist while his grand father and his great grand father’s elder brother were also a poet.

The pair of Salim-Javed has given Hindi movies many successful and milestone movies working together including hits like ‘Andaz-1971’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’, ‘Deewaar’,’Sholay-1975’ etc. I am not going to list them all here in this post for today, and maybe we will have a separate post on this in the future.

After separating from Salim Khan (in 1981-1982), Javed Akhtar continued writing for movies as an independent screen writer and has been a part of many successful movies like ‘Betaab-1983’, ‘Mashaal-1983’, ‘Saagar-1985’, ‘Arjun-1985’, ‘Meri Jung-1985’, ‘Dacait-1987’, ‘Main Aazaad Hoon-1989’ etc.

After writing for movies he moved on to writing lyrics for the movies. He began his journey as a lyricist with the movie ‘Silsila-1981’ and till the latest movie to be released next week i.e. ‘Panga-2020’ he has penned lyrics for more than one hundred movies (if the information available in the domain is correct ‘Panga-2020’ will be his 111th movie as a ‘Lyricist’). As a lyricist he has given us many many memorable songs and many songs which have a high ‘poetic’ value.

His lyrics for the movies ‘Saaz-1996’, ‘Border-1997’, ‘Godmother-1998’, ‘Refugee-2000’, and ‘Lagaan-2001’ fetched him the ‘Best Lyricist’ award at the National Awards of that year.

He has also won many ‘filmfare’ awards for his ‘screen writing’ and ‘lyrics writing’ which I am not listing them all here. And instead will come back on the movie details for the today’s song.

‘Gardish-1993’ was presented by ‘Good Knight Films’. It was produced by R. Mohan and directed by Priyadarshan.

Priyadarshan also wrote the ‘screen play’ of this movie.

The movie had Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Shammi Kapoor, Kunika, Asrani, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Rakesh Bedi, Tej Sapru, Anand Mahadevan, Suresh Oberoi, Annu Kapoor and Shagufta Ali. This movie introduced Aiswarya (from South) and Mukesh Rishi.

Story of this movie was written by A.K. Lohitadas. Its dialogues were written by Suraj Sanim.
Viswanathan Vaduthala, Mohan Payyanoor, Vijay. K. Bhavan, Sonu Sisupal were assistants in direction. Also, there were II- & III-unit directors – R.R. Shinde and Murali Nagavally respectively.

Editing of this movie was done by N. Goplakrishnan. Santosh Sivan was the Director of Cinematography of this movie.
Choreography of this movie was done by Sundaram, Prabu Deva and Suchitra.

Back ground music was scored by S.P. Venkatesh.

Lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar and music was composed by R.D. Burman. The movie had six songs.
Asha Bhonsle, M.G. Sreekumar and S.P. Balasubramaniam had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19th August 1993 and it was a remake of Malayalam movie ‘Kireedam’. It’s remake was also made in Telugu, Kannada before the Hindi version and later in Bengali and Tamil.

I had watched this movie twice then – once at Kota (I was staying at Kota then) and once at Indore during my ‘in-transit’ halt their while travelling from Kota to Parli-Vaijnath.

I liked this movie very much then as it had some powerful performances especially by Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Dimple Kapadia and Mukesh Rishi and others too. I would also mentioned the role played by Annu Kapoor wherein he is playing an educated unemployed who accidentally become a ‘beggar’ for survival, but capitalizing on it he went on to employ many educated unemployed into his ‘business’(empire of ‘bhikharis’😊, and he also ‘innovatively’ deputes each of them according to their ‘relevant qualification’ for placement of ‘begging’ at a particular ‘location/field’.

It’s a ‘cynical comedy’ type role and Annu Kapoor has given his very best in this role.

For those who have not watched this movie I would sum-up the storyline in the following –
– The tagline on the posters of the movie – ‘Wanted to be a man of law, now wanted by the law’ i.e. the protagonist in the movie – the hero- Jackie Shroff.
– Amrish Puri, who plays the father to Jackie Shroff in this movie, is a Havaldar in Police and always dreaming of his song becoming a Police Inspector (the movie starts with this scene in Police Station …)
– However, life takes a turn for the hero who was an aspiring Police Officer who took on ‘criminals’ to save his Father first, then his Sister and finally ending up killing the goon … Shiva (Jackie Shroff) is arrested by Police for the offence…
– The movie ends with Amrish Puri submitting a police verification report for his son’s Police Job to his senior Suresh Oberoi mentioning that as per the police verification report Shiva (Jackie Shroff) cannot become a police officer since he is a ‘criminal’ now …

(The film won two Filmfare Awards—Best Art Direction (Sabu Cyril) and Best Action (Thyagarajan), and was nominated for Best Actor (Shroff), Best Supporting Actor (Amrish Puri), and Best Supporting Actress(Dimple Kapadia, as per information available on ‘wiki’.)

The songs of this movie composed by R.D. Burman were nice and I like them. ‘Rang Rangeeli Raat’ by Asha Bhonsle and the words (in some foreign language, I think) reminds the song ‘dil ki manzil kuchh aisi hai manzil’ from ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne-1963’.

The other songs were also good. And the one that I am presenting today was my favorite song from this movie. The song keeps growing on as we listen to it more and more.

I had then (in 1993) got this one song recorded six times on one side of the cassette. I am sure, our readers will also like this song. The song has some beautiful meaningful verses penned by Javed Akhtar.

This song is sung by S.P. Balasubramaniam and composed by R.D. Burman.

Let us now enjoy today’s song from “Gardish”(1993).

Video

Audio

Song-Ham na samjhe thhey baat itni si(Gardish)(1993) Singer-S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe ae
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Aarzoo hamne ki to ham paaye
Aarzoo hamne ae ki to ham paaye
Roshni saath
Laayee thhi saayein
Saaye gehre thhe
Roshni halki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe ae
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Sirf veeraani
Sirf tanhaayee
Sirf veeraani
Sirf tanhaayee
Zindagi hamko
Ye kahaan laayee
Kho gayee hamse ae
Raah manzil ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Kyaa koyee beche
Kyaa koyee baante ae
Kyaa koyee beche
Kyaa koyee baante
Apne daaman mein
Sirf hain kaante
Aur dukaanein hain
Sirf phoolon ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर कि ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

आरज़ू हमने की तो हम पाएं
आरज़ू हमने की तो हम पाएं
रौशनी साथ
लायी थी सायें
सायें गहरे थे
रौशनी हलकी ई
हम ना समझे थे ए
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

सिर्फ वीरानी
सिर्फ तन्हाई
सिर्फ वीरानी
सिर्फ तन्हाई
ज़िन्दगी हमको
ये कहाँ लायी
खो गयी हमसे ए
राह मंजिल की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

क्या कोई बेचे
क्या कोई बांटे ए
क्या कोई बेचे ए
क्या कोई बांटे
अपने दामन में
सिर्फ हैं कांटे
और दुकानें हैं
सिर्फ फूलों की ई
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me.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 : 4200 Post No. : 15384

Today’s song is from the first decade of the talkie era and from one of the very popular Saigal films coming from New Theatres, Calcutta, ‘President’ (1937).

Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Film Co. won the race with Calcutta’s Madon Theatres and released the first talkie film of India – ‘Alam Ara’ (1931) and a revolution took place in the Indian Film Industry ! With just one shot, scores of Anglo-Indian actresses of the silent era became jobless, because they could not speak Hindi or sing a song. Smaller producers of silent films just shut their shops, because now, a single talkie film needed 4 times more investment compared to cheaper varieties of silent films produced earlier. The financial wizards understood the new opportunity of making money by investing in talkie film production. The number of staff of film companies increased and the big players with sound finances, became ready to grow bigger.

By 1934, the production of silent films ceased completely. Some of the noted film makers like V Shantaram, for example, who had shunned the talkie films initially as a temporary aberration, now took keen interest in making talkie films. They realised that talkie films could be an excellent vehicle for giving out social reform messages to the society. Initially, though the talkie films were made on folk tales, Parsi dramas and mythological stories, after 4-5 years the trend changed in its content and we can see a variety of genres in films then.

The playback was introduced in 1935 at Calcutta and in 1937 at Bombay – both by Bengali MDs. So, in 1937 films became mature. The other major highlights of 1937 were. . .
1.The first songless film – ‘Naujawan’ – was made by the Wadias
2. First English poem was used as a song in a Hindi film – which is available even today.
3. Younger MDs like Gobind Ram, Gyan Dutt, Ram Gopal Pande etc started their film careers.
4. Prabhat Films brought out their first film on social reforms – ‘Duniya Na Maane’. Same time New Theatres gave ‘Mukti’, ‘Ánath Ashram’ and ‘President’, on social issues.
5. First colour film – ‘Kisan Kanya’, indegenously shot and processed by Imperial, was released.

In 1937, a total of 176 films were made in India, out of which 102 were Hindi films. 14 films were made in Calcutta, 2 in Poona, 1 each in Kolhapur and Lahore and 83 films were made in Bombay alone, establishing itself as the undisputed Capital of Film Industry. In Bombay, the major players (film companies) made films in 1937 alone, thus – Prabhat-2, Ranjit-8, Sagar-6, Bombay Talkies-4, Minerva-2, Huns Pictures-3, Wadias-4, Prakash-3 and the maximum films were made by Imperial-9. The rest films were made by dozens of smaller production houses and individual producers under their banners. The major companies made 41 films, which was a major chunk of the 83 Bombay made films, in 1937.

Out of this, some notable films were – ‘Khwab Ki Duniya’ made by Prakash, was based on the famous novel and a subsequent Hollywood film ‘The Invisible Man’ (1933). The trick scenes were lapped up by the audiences. ‘Mahageet’ made by Sagar, heralded the playback singing in Bombay. ‘Savitri’ made by Bombay Talkies, was Ashok kumar’s first mythological film (he acted in another film ‘Úttara Abhimanyu’ (1946) later on). ‘Naujawan’ was Wadia’s first songless talkie film of India.

By 1937, the film music had also undergone total change. From stage drama style music, now MDs tried various other original melodies. Thus music became one of the major attractions of a film. Particularly some film songs are such that they occupy a special place in our heart. Many such songs of Hindi films are known to all of us and at some point of time we all had also got carried away with such songs. The other day, I was reading the book- “Golden period of film music 1931-1960” by film historian and writer Isak Mujawar ( चित्रपट संगीताचा सुवर्णकाळ १९३१-१९६०), in which he has related an anecdote…

When Producer Director Raj Khosla was a small boy, his father used to love Saigal songs. They had an ancient type of gramophone and his father would always play Saigal’s song “Ik Bungala Bane Nyaara” from film ‘President’-1937. It was his favourite song. Even Raj used to like this song. As he grew older he always used to remember his father and this song. In 1969, when he made film “Do Raaste”, he created a scene in it, in which Balraj Sahani – the eldest  of the three brothers in the film, always listens to this song on his gramophone. The same song is played in the film many times. In fact,the entire film story is built around that song.”
(free translation from Marathi).

When I read this, out of curiosity I opened my laptop and went to You Tube. I searched for the film ‘Do Raaste’ and watched it. Lo and behold ! The song indeed is played by Balraj Sahani and I too – along with Balraj Sahani – enjoyed the song again. Nowadays, we find in many films, old songs are played. Our own Sudhir ji is also running a series of such songs on this blog.

About a month back, I came across 2 song snippets, from film President-37, which I found were not covered in the Blog so far. The problem was, one song was of only 40 seconds and the other was of 50 seconds. Next day, I had urgent engagements till next 10 days, so I left the matter at that. However, when I became free, I sent those snippets to Atul ji and Sudhir ji. Sudhir ji informed me that the shorter song was opening part of the famous song “Ek Bangala Bane Nyaara” and was already covered in the blog. However the other 50 second snippet needed some work on it. Sudhir ji restored it by editing, cutting, joining and adding the missing song lines to it, etc. to make it a song of respectable duration of 2+ minutes. It included some dialogues also. He even uploaded it. I thank Sudhir ji for mending, amending and sending the song to me for presentation.

As per HFGK, there are 8 songs in film President. 6 songs are already discussed. In these posts, lot of information about the film and related matters has already been given , so there is nothing left to write about these matters. However, I have found that the synopsis of the film given by the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema takes a different angle of the story than what is already given in the blog. So I am reproducing it here to know what it means. . .

A famous Saigal musical narrating a strange love story set against 1930s industrialisation and worker-management relations. The 16-year-old Prabhavati (Chandrabati Devi/Kamlesh Kumari) inherits a mill and turns it into an extremely profitable enterprise.

Prakash (Saigal) is a worker who designs a more efficient machine for the factory for which he first gets sacked and then is re-employed. He falls in love with Prabhavati’s sister Sheila (Leela Desai), who later makes way for Prabhavati who is also in love with Prakash.

Her withdrawal distresses Prakash, causing him to bully the workers who then go on strike. Prabhavati realises the problem and presumably commits suicide (she disappears into an office and locks the door) for the good of her sister and of the business. The hint is about her death.

The unmistakable thrust of the story is that the ‘personal’ (i.e. relations with women) should not be allowed to interfere in male pursuits like business or management, equated with social good. The film has Saigal’s classic number Ek bangla bane nyara. The plot echoes the Guru Dutt script for the unfinished Baharain Phir Bhi Ayengi.

Let us now listen to this reborn 7th song. Some dialogues come free with the song…


Song – Door. . . Bahut Door (President) (1937) Singer – Bikram Nahar, Lyricist – [Unattributed], MD – Pankaj Mullick
Leela Desai
Jagdish Sethi

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

[jeejee
ae ree jeejee
toone jo kiya thheek kiya
tujhe ye sab kuchh chhod kar chala jaana hoga
door
bahut door
bahut door
]

door
bahut door
phir bhi tum itne nahin door
jitna aankhon se noor
phir bhi tum itne nahin door
jitna aankhon se noor

[damn it
daam aankhen
damn noor
]

ras bhari vaani se to
man ki kali
khil gayi
khil gayi
hic
theeeeeeee
kathor vachan
hic
sunte hi
murjhaayi
hic

[Vikram
ye bakwaas band karoge ya nahin]

[. . .]
[..clipped dialogues..]
[. . .]

[apne us rascal se keh dena ki
uski daal ab yahaan nahin galegi

Sheela darling us’se nafrat karti hai

Sheela dear. . .]

[tum isi laayak ho

raat khatm hone waali hai
jee bhar ke ro sako to ro lo
savere tak dil ki bhadaas nikal jaayegi
ghabraane ko koi baat nahin
]

mere nainan ke tat pe shnaan
birha ki kaali raat
karti hai jis bhaant(?)
ho jaati hai parbhaat
mere nainan ke tat pe shnaan
birha ki kaali raat
karti hai jis bhaant(?)
ho jaati hai parbhaat

haar mein hoti hai jeet
yahi ee
hai
preeet ki reeeet

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
————————————————————

[जीजी
ए री जीजी
तूने जो किया ठीक किया
तुझे ये सब छोड़ कर चला जाना होगा
दूर
बहुत दूर
बहुत दूर]

दूर
बहुत दूर
फिर भी तुम इतने नहीं दूर
जितना आँखों से नूर
फिर भी तुम इतने नहीं दूर
जितना आँखों से नूर

[डैम इट
डैम आँखें
डैम नूर]

रस भरी वाणी से तो
मन की काली
खिल गई
खिल गई
हिक
थी॰॰॰
कठोर वचन
हिक
सुनते ही
मुरझाई

[विक्रम
ये बकवास बंद करोगे या नहीं]

[. . .]
[..संवाद कट..]
[. . .}

[अपने उस रास्कल से कह देना कि
उसकी दाल अब यहाँ नहीं गलेगी

शीला डार्लिंग उससे नफरत करती है

शीला डियर ॰ ॰ ॰]

[तुम इसी लायक हो

रात खत्म होने वाली है
जी भर कर रो सको तो रो लो
सवेरे तक दिल कि भड़ास निकाल जाएगी
घबराने कि कोई बात नहीं]

मेरे नैनन के तट पे श्नान
बिरहा  कि काली रात
करती है जिस भाँत(?)
हो जाती है परभात
मेरे नैनन के तट पे श्नान
बिरहा  कि काली रात
करती है जिस भाँत(?)
हो जाती है परभात

हार में होती है जीत
यही॰॰॰
है
प्रीत कि रीत


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.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 : 4199 Post No. : 15383

Hullo Atuldom

Happy festival at the outset.

A festival that goes by various names :- Makara Sankranti (AP, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra), Pongal (TN & Pondicherry), Lohri (Punjab, Haryana, Delhi), Sakraat & Makraat (Bihar, UP, Uttarakhand), Uttarayan (Gujarat, Diu, Daman), Suggi (in parts of Karnataka), Magh Saaji (HP), Ghughuti – (Kumaon), Makara Chaula (Odhisha), Kicheri (Poorvanchal, East UP), Pousha Sankranti (Bengal and North East), Magh Bihu (Assam), Shishur Sankraat (Kashmir ), etc etc. Outside of the country, in some neighbouring Asian countries to be exact, it is celebrated as Maaghe Sankrast – Nepal, Tirmoori – Sindh Pakistan, Songkran -Thailand , Pi Ms. Lao – Laos, Thingyan – Myanmar, Mohan Songkran – Cambodia etc. Basically we are all celebrating the transition of the Sun across the Equator, on it’s journey from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere.

Each region of India have their own ways of celebrating the event but as I have come to understand there are a few things common to all –Jaggery, til (also called gingelly, or sesame seeds), sugarcane, and freshly harvested ears of corn, wheat or even turmeric (in South India). Then of course the children enjoy themselves with kite flying which takes on the form of competition at times. So let us say Happy Festival. Tamil Nadu has its festivities spread over 3-4 days culminating in what is called Mattu Pongal – celebrated the next day of Sankrant with races with cattle involved. (PETA has tried to bring some order to the extent to which the animals can be made use of, and the conditions in which the races take place).

Last weekend, I was lucky to be asked to join my Chacha and Chachi, to an evening full of OPN songs by a newly formed music group. The members of the group were out to entertain themselves and showcase their talent among their close friends and relatives. The closest anyone of the group had come to anything Bollywood was when the hostess’s father had his ardent fan moment when he came face to face with OP Nayyar sometime in the 70s or 80s. That man was a self taught Harmonica player and encouraged his children and wife to sing along. And the wife and daughter of the (now) deceased man were at the forefront of the group which had female and male singers who sang in their own voices without aping any of the originals and that was a welcome change. The group presented medleys of songs with similar beats- the trade mark tonga-beat songs, and songs dipped in Punjabi folk tunes. The evening began with the song from ‘Sambandh’ – “Chal Akela Chal Akela” and then one song followed the next. The evening climaxed with songs that fell in tune with “Sar Pe Topi Laal Haath Mein Resham Ka Roomal”. In between there was an instrumental rendition of songs from ‘Kashmir ki Kali’, ‘Ek Musafir Ek Haseena’, ‘Kismat’ and ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ using the saxophone by Shri Shyam Raj ji who (if I heard right) had been a saxophone player for many of OPN’s songs.

Let me add that we were invited to the evening because my cousin’s husband has taken up singing and joined this group post his retirement. It was a revelation that he sang so well. The first song he sang that evening was “Piya Piya Piya Mora Jiya Pukaare” and “Surma Mera Niraala” was his next. And I must say he “yodels” almost like the Kishore Kumar whose fan he is.

As is my habit (ever since I associated with this blog) the first thing I did on returning home was to look up the anniversary page of our blog and see what was the date of OPN’s anniversaries. Next I checked what songs of OPN are yet to make their appearance on the blog. I found many movies of the 50s & 60s with two or three songs left to attain yyiippeeeehood. Then I began looking up for associated videos on YouTube, these songs are not yet available on YouTube too. In fact only the audio of some songs are available and not the whole movie. So that makes reaching videos difficult. But we cannot let the occasion of remembering OPN go by without a song.

So here it is. A song from the film ‘Raagini’ of 1958. The film is produced by Ashok Kumar, jointly with TS Ganesh, and is directed by Rakhan. This movie had a song which was enacted on screen by Kishore Kumar and playback was by Mohd Rafi. Now I discovered another song, as I was hunting songs for this post, which is again classical raaga based and Ustaad Amaanat Ali Khan and Fateh Ali Khan are the playback singers. On screen we have Padmini performing a classical dance and Kishore Kumar sitting on stage in a classical gaayaki mode and lip-syncing. A very uncharacteristic Kishore and a very uncharacteristic Omkar Prasad Nayyar who was popular as OP Nayyar. The song ends with Padmini matching steps to the brilliant tabla accompaniment.

As I was writing this post I recollected a post by Atul ji where he has mentioned about movies with names of popular actresses of the time but the actresses were not part of the cast of that particular movie, e.g. ‘Kalpana’ (1960) didn’t have Kalpana as heroine. An this film, ‘Raagini’ has Padmini as the heroine; Raagini the actress was her sister.

Let us enjoy this rare presentation, Kishore Kumar lip syncing a classical song in the voice of Bade Fateh Ali Khan.


Song – Chhed Diye Mere Dil Ke Taar Kyun (Raagini) (1958) Singers – Ustaad Amaanat Ali Khan, Bade Fateh Ali Khan, Lyricist – Jaanisar Akhtar, MD – O P Nayyar
Ustaad Amaanat Ali Khan + Fateh Ali Khan

aaaaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa

chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
baaj rahi paayal madmaati
baaj rahi paayal madmaati
chaal chale pag pag lehraati
chaal chale pag pag lehraati
jhoom raha jiya baar baar yoon
jhoom raha jiya baar baar yoon
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun

(sargam)
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
(sargam)
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
aaaaaaaa aaaaaaa
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
chhed diye mere dil ke tar kyun
aaaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaa
chhed diye mere dil ke tar kyun
chhed diye mere dil ke tar kyun

 


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4199 Post No. : 15382 Movie Count :

4241

Today’s song is a very rare song from an obscure and unheard of film – Anjaam-1940. Films with the title Anjaam were made in 1940, 1952, 1968, 1978, 1986 and 1993. Today’s film was the first and then in every decade one film was made on this title. First I thought that this title wins the highest number, but NO. The honour of ‘same title maximum films made’ goes to INSAAF, which was made 7 times !

It gives me a pleasure to write about rare, obscure old films. Mainly because, it is a challenge to gather or literally excavate information from various different sources about the film, director, MD, the actors or the singers. Many times, some names are so obscure that it takes several days or even months to get the information. While reading an article, the readers rarely realise the hard work that has gone into the presentation. Not all information is available on beck and call. Sometimes a windfall comes with plenty of information from unexpected sources, but that is rare. Many times days and months are blank. I call this as a challenge.

Film Anjaam-40, made by Vishnu Cinetone- owned by Dhirubhai Desai, was a Costume drama. The music for the film was by Shanti kumar Desai and the cast was Anil kumar, Meher Sultana, Yeshwant Dave, Rajkumari, Samson, Bulbule, Fazlu etc. All the songs were written by Munshi Qabil. The film was directed by Kanjibhai Rathod.

The name Kanjibhai Rathod will not ring any bells in the ears of any reader. That is because, this was his last film as a director. Since his directorial career ended 80 years ago, it is unlikely that any reader has even heard his name. I had come across this name earlier, but there was no opportunity to write on any song from his films. So, when I finally got hold of this rare song, I knew this was my last chance to write about him as this was his last film as a director. Of course, he was very much in the film industry for another 20 odd years, but as a Production manager.

After I got this song, it took me almost one month to collect enough information about Kanjibhai Rathod. I had to literally dig out information from quite old articles. I knew if at all his bio is available, it had to be in Gujarati alone. So I scanned Gujarati articles. Harish Raghuwanshi ji also helped me in this and also provided his own Gujarati article on Kanjibhai Rathod.

In the Hollywood filmdom, in the early years, Blacks were not given any jobs. Over a period, this changed and Blacks became a part of film industry. Similarly, in early years, in Indian film world, backwards and Dalits were not preferred except for menial jobs. However, it is to the credit of the Gujarati filmdom that they encouraged Kanjibhai Rathod and gave him opportunities to showcase his skills as an actor and a very successful silent film director. Kanjibhai Rathod was a Dalit.

Kanjibhai Rathod from Maroli village in south Gujarat, was considered the first successful commercial director in Indian cinema. His rise to fame was in an era when most people stayed away from films, due to a peculiar stigma attached to the filmdom.

Not much is known about Rathod’s personal life. Film historian Virchand Dharamsey writes, “Kanjibhai was coming from a Dalit family and he can be considered the first successful professional director of India.”

Rathod began as a still photographer with the Oriental Film Company, owned by a U.S. trained film maker Sachet Singh,in Baroda. His experience earned him a job in Kohinoor Film Company and its owner Dwarkadas Sampat made him a director. Till then he worked as an actor in many silent films. In film Narsi Bhagat, he did the Hero’s role.

Rathod’s ‘Bhakta Vidur’ released in 1921, was perhaps the first criticism of the British colonialism in a popular feature film.

This mythological allegory directly alluded to political issues, particularly the controversy over the Rowlatt Act.

An adaptation from a section of the Mahabharata, this film showed the British as the Kauravas and its protagonist Vidur as Gandhi. Sampat himself played the role donning the Gandhi cap and khadi shirt. The film raised a storm – while a big hit in Bombay, it was banned by the British in Karachi and Madras, write historians.

Rathod was the first film-maker to direct a crime thriller in 1920s on contemporary events. His Kala Naag (1924) was based on famous double murder case in Bombay. Rathod introduced Zubaida to film industry with his Gulbakavali.

By the time he left for Saurashtra Film Company in Rajkot in 1924, Rathod had enough work on his name. At the launch of Krishna Film Company, he returned to Mumbai in 1931, the year of first talkies.

Dharamsey writes in his ‘Light of Asia: Indian Silent Cinema 1912–1934’ that Rathod directed five talkies out of 17 made in 1931. The films were, Chintamani, Ghar ki Laxmi, Harischandra, Laila Majnu and Paak Daaman, all for Krishna Movietone. He remained active in the industry even in 1940s, but he was not as successful directing talkies.

In the early film making, the contribution of Gujarati men is substantial. Out of the 1313 silent films made during 1913 to 1934, more than half were made by Gujarati producers. Companies like Sagar, Kohinoor, Shrikrishna, Sharda etc at Bombay and Elphinston Film co. at Calcutta were owned by Gujaratis. They not only did business, but also made many Gujarati and Non Gujarati artistes. Gujarati writers always provided story lines.

From 1921 to 1924, Kanjibhai Rathore directed 31 silent films for Kohinoor Film Co. For Shrikrishna film Co. of Maneklal Patel, he directed 21 silent films. For some time he did work for Saurashtra Film co. at Rajkot also.

Kanjibhai directed total 59 silent films and 16 Hindi Talkie films and 1 Gujarati Talkie film . A grand total of 76 films in all. Quite a substantial number. Kanjibhai Rathod was much ahead of times. In one silent film-Sati Anusuya-1921, an actress, Sakeena, was shown fully naked. During silent film era major actors like Raja Sandow, Jaleel, Fatima Begum, Ermelin, Gohar, Putlibai, Gulab, Rampyari etc worked for him. In Talkie era, actors like Sardar Akhtar, Prem Adib, Charlie, Navinchandra, Azuri, Marutirao pehelwan etc acted in his films.

Kanjibhai joined as Production Manager in Chandrakala Pictures of Dhirubhai Desai, after retiring from direction. Dhirubhai remade several of Kanjibhai silent films as Talkie films, like Bolti Bulbul-42, Devkanya-46, Bhakta Prahlad-46 etc. Kanjibhai had 2 wives. He wedded Kanta Ben in a traditional way and he wed Ganga Ben in Arya Samaj style. Ganga Ben gave him a son, Suresh. unfortunately, he died at the age of just 16 years. Then Kanjibhai retired and lived in village Ponsara in Gujarat. He died peacefully on 31-12-1970. Thus ended a superb career.

Film Anjaam’s hero was Anil kumar. Actor Anil Kumar (Sardar Gul) was born in 1915 at Calcutta.His father had a fruit business. They were from Peshawar (just like Dilip Kumar). He was not much educated but could speak Hindi, Urdu and English fluently. Once he went to Bombay to meet a friend. There he met an old acquaintance, who took him to Sohrab Modi.

The good looking Sardar Gul was liked by Modi and he offered him the lead role in his film ‘ Saed E Havas’-36. Sardar Gul was given a screen name of Chandra Kumar. The film was based on a translation of William Shakespeare’s drama- King John, by Agha Hashra Kashmiri in 1907. Sardar Gul was to get Rs. 200 for this work. The film was a flop and Sohrab Modi refused to pay him more that Rs 50. Annoyed, he left Bombay and returned to Calcutta.

However he came back in 1938 and did his first film with a new screen name Anil Kumar. The film was Talwar ka Dhani-38. Soon he was well known and acted in 10 films in next 3 years. As the decade of the 40s saw many new actors, producers and directors, he was reduced to Character roles and side roles. By 1950, he was almost like an extra. He did work in many films, but only few films credited him, as his roles were negligible. We find his name in just 30 films, where he was credited, the last such film being Tarzan and Deliailah-64.

The side hero in this film was Yeshwant Dave. It was not uncommon during the days of early cinema for people to hang around studios and filming locations in the hopes of being discovered. One such intrepid soul was Yeshwant Dave (or Yashwant Dave), who was at Kohinoor Studios observing a picture being made by producer J.B.H. Wadia. The handsome and athletic Yeshwant cornered Wadia, insisting that he would make a fine hero for an action film.

Wadia agreed to test Yeshwant by having him jump from the roof of one set piece to another. He did so successfully, and J.B.H. decided to cast him in a film that he was to direct for Young United Players, the 1931 silent THUNDERBOLT (aka DILER DAKU) featuring Mumtaz as the heroine.

Yashwant was again directed by Wadia in TOOFAN MAIL (1932) and there after became a sought after action star appearing in the stunt films of other directors like Aspi, Dhirubhai Desai, Nari Ghadiali, Chunilal Parekh, and Harshadrai Mehta. Some of his films include BHARAT VEER (1932), JADUI JUNG (1934), BOMBSHELL (1935), VASANTBENGALI (1937), FLYING RANEE (1939), MAGIC CITY (1940), TORPEDO (1941), ROYAL MAIL (1946), and KAUN PARDESI (1947).

Growing out of the stunt hero persona, he turned to character parts and made infrequent onscreen appearances throughout the 1950s, including in SHEIKH CHILLI and MAKKHEE CHOOS both released in 1956 and starring comedian Bhagwan. What became of Yeshwant Dave afterwards is anybody’s guess, as the once popular action star faded into obscurity and, sadly, is barely remembered today.

Today’s song is sung by Meher Sultana and chorus. Not much information is available on Meher Sultana. From HFGK, we find that she featured in 19 films as an actress and sang 6 songs in 3 films also. Her songs in this film were her last songs. Her first film as an actress was Bhool ka Bhog-1935 and last film was O Jaanewale-1948. Today’s song, though 80 year old is of good quality and pleasantly sung in tune, to listen to. Enjoy…

( Information for this article is culled from 2 Gujarati articles of Shri Urvish Kothari ji, a Gujarati article by Harish Raghuwanshi ji, wiki, Filmdom-1946, cinemajadu.com. muVyz.com and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. My thanks to all.)


Song- Wo man nagari mein aayenge (Anjaam)(1940) Singer-Meher Sultana, Lyricist-Munshi Qabil, MD- Shanti Kumar

Lyrics

Wo man nagari mein aayenge
man nagri mein aayenge
hans hans ke bhaag jagaayenge
hans hans ke bhaag jagaayenge
wo man nagari mein
man nagari mein
man nagari mein aayenge
main dulhan ban sharmaaungi
main dulhan ban sharmaaungi
munh pher pher ithhlaaungi
munh pher pher ithhlaaungi
aur darshan ko tarsaaungi
aur darshan ko tarsaaungi

wo ghoonghat aap uthaayenge
wo ghoonghat aap uthaayenge
Mohan ki murali baajegi
Mohan ki murali
Mohan ki murali baajegi
chhum chhum chhum Raadha naachegi
chhum chhum chhum Raadha naachegi
mridang jhaanjh bajaayenge
mridang jhaanjh bajaayenge
madhuwan mein raas rachaayenge
madhuwan mein raas rachaayenge
wo man nagari mein
man nagari mein
man nagari mein aayenge
hans hans ke bhaag jagaayenge
hans hans ke bhaag jagaayenge
wo man nagari mein aayenge
wo man nagari mein aayenge


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“Sangdil” (1967), unlike “Sangdil”(1952) is a less known movie. It was directed by Dharam Kumar for Alamdeep Productions, Bombay. This B grade movie had Manohar Deepak, Bhagwan, Johnny Walker, Surendra, Ameeta, Dara Singh, Anwar, Indira, Satish etc in it.

“Sangdil”(1967) had five songs in it that have been forgotten with time. But these songs are forgotten gems.

One song from “Sangdil”(1967) has been covered in the blog. Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Lata and Usha Mangeshkar. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by G S Kohli.

The song is picturised as a synchronised dance song on a stage, watched by a house full audience in a hall.

I am unable to identify the two dancers. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.


Song-Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli (Sangdil)(1967) Singers-Lata, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-G S Kohli
Both

Lyrics

Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli
o Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli
meri jaan le gayi
do jahaaan le gayi
ho ise shola kahoon ya kahoon main bijli
Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli
meri jaan le gayi
do jahaaan le gayi
ho ise shola kahoon ya kahoon main bijli
Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli

mehfil mein tumhaare jalwon mein
o o o
kya mujhpe qayaamat dhhaayi hai
kya mujhpe qayaamat dhhaayi hai
sau baar to dhhalka hai aanchal
sau baar ye nazar sharmaayi hai
sau baar ye nazar sharmaayi hai
ye mulaaqaat jaadoo asar nikli
kyun Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli
meri jaan le gayi
do jahaaan le gayi
ho ise shola kahoon ya kahoon main bijli
Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli

tum hosh mein rehna ae saaqi
o o o o o
mumkin hai rahe na hosh mujhe
mumkin hai rahe na hosh mujhe
ab mera sambhalna mushqil hai
behkoon to na dena dosh mujhe
behkoon to na dena dosh mujhe
saat rangeen pichhle pahar nikli
o Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli
meri jaan le gayi
do jahaaan le gayi
ho ise shola kahoon ya kahoon main bijli
Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli
meri jaan le gayi
do jahaaan le gayi
ho ise shola kahoon ya kahoon main bijli
Badi kaafir tumhaari nazar nikli


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