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“Baawra” (1950) was directed by G Rakesh for Shri Durga Pictures. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Nimmi, Lalita Pawar, Hiralal, K N Singh, Sundar, Rattan Kumar etc in it.

Two songs from this movie has been discussed in the past. Here is the third song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Raghupat Rai is the lyricist. Music is composed by Krishan Dayal.

Only the audio of this song is available. going by the starcast, the song could have been picturised on Nimmi though one cannot be sure of it. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this rare song.


Song-Julmi naina balam ke maar gaye (Baawra)(1950) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Raghupat Rai, MD-Krishn Dayal

Lyrics

Julmi naina balam ke maar gaye
ho zulmi naina balam ke maar gaye
tum jeete sajan
hum haar gaye
tum jeete sajan
hum haar gaye
haaye maar gaye
ho julmi naina balam ke maar gaye
ho julmi naina balam ke maar gaye

matwaari najariya sanwariya ki ho
matwaari najariya sanwariya ki ho
matwaari najariya sanwariya ki ho
matwaari najariya sanwariya ki ho
mohe aisi najariya pe waar gaye
mohe aisi najariya pe waar gaye
haaye maar gaye
ho julmi naina balam ke maar gaye
ho julmi naina balam ke maar gaye

deewaani banaaye gayo balma ke nain
deewaani banaaye gayo balma ke nain
more nainon mein naina wo daar gaye
more nainon mein naina wo daar gaye
haaye maar gaye
ho julmi naina balam ke maar gaye
ho julmi naina balam ke maar gaye

main to neha lagaaye leenho
balma se raam
main to neha lagaaye leenho
balma se raam
main to neha lagaaye leenho
balma se raam
main to neha lagaaye leenho
balma se raam
khoi baithi thhi main
wo sanwaar gaye
khoi baithi thhi main
wo sanwaar gaye
haaye maar gaye
ho julmi naina balam ke maar gaye
ho julmi naina balam ke maar gaye


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Today (28 september 2016) is the 87th birth anniversary of Lata Mangeshkar. This blog is 2994 days old today and we have discussed 3072 songs sung by her, so it means that we have discuss more than one Lata song everyday in this blog on an average throughout the eight years plus that this blog has been in existence. In other words, we remember her everyday and celebrate her almost daily by discussing “new” Lata songs everyday.

On this occasion, here is a song of Lata from her early days. This song is from “Anmol Ratan”(1950) which was directed by M Sadiq for Jaimini Dewan Productions, Bombay. This social movie had Meena, Karan Dewan, Gope, Gulab, Madn Puri, Nirmala etc in it.

This song, the eighth out of eleven from the movie, is sung by Lata and chorus. I feel that this song has another female voice too in the song. However, HFGK entry describes this song as sung by Lata and chorus, so I will go by that.

This nice “feelings of the heart” song is penned by D N Madhok. Music is composed by Vinod.

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

I am not fully satisfied with the lyrics noted down and I feel that a few words need correction. I request our readers with keener eras to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics whereever applicable.

I take this opportunity to wish Lata Mangeshkar a very happy birth anniversary and we wish her many more happy returns of the day.


Song-Sajan aaye aadhi raat (Anmol Ratan)(1950) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Vinod
Chorus

Lyrics

sajan aaye aadhi raaaat
kar hi le bahaane se baat
ho kar hi le bahaane se baat
na main haan boli
na main na boli
na main haan boli
na main na boli
main chup se chadariya
chadariya taan ke machli
ho gayi
wo samjhe so gayi
sajan aaye aadhi raaat
kar hi le bahaane se baat
ho kar hi le bahaane se baat

mujhe ishaare ishaare mein lage bulaane
dil mein kya thha raam jaane
mujhe ishaare ishaare mein lage bulaane
dil mein kya thha raam jaane
o phir man hi man mein lage muskuraane
dil mein kya thha raam jaane
o phir man hi man mein lage muskuraane
dil mein kya thha raam jaane
na main haan boli
na main na boli
na main haan boli
na main na boli
main kahoon or se odh chadariya
jhoothi nindiya mein kho gayi
wo samjhe so gayi
sajan aaye aadhi raaaat
kar hi le bahaane se baat
ho kar hi le bahaane se baat
na mai haan boli
na main na boli
na main ha boli
na main na boli
main chup se chadariya
chadariya taan ke machli ho gayi
wo samjhe so gayi
sajan aaye aadhi raaat
kar hi le bahaane se baat
o kar hi le bahaane se baat

kehne lage aaj ki raat
suhaani(?) aake dekh le
kehne lage aaj ki raat
suhaani(?) aake dekh le

o mere dil ki bagiya mein khili hai jaani
raat ki raani
aake dekh le
o mere dil ki bagiya mein khili hai jaani
raat ki raani
aake dekhle
meri khuli aankh
dekhee sunee tez

ik kajal se di paati bhej
sajan aaye aadhi raaat
kar hi le bahaane se baat


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

September 28th is the date which the connoisseurs of Hindi film music would definitely remember for being the birthday of Lata Mangeshkar, one of the greatest singers born in the 20th century. We are fortunate that she is in the midst of us hale and hearty and continues to sing songs for Hindi films. As per http://www.myswar.com, the last song she recorded was ‘jeena kya hai jaana maine’ for the film ‘Dunno Y2 Life Is A Moment’ (2015). With a singing carrier of over 7 decades with a vast treasure of her songs as well as numerous articles and books on her life, Lata Mangeshkar does not need introduction. In fact, her introduction in a nutshell is ‘meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai’ (My voice is the identity).

I was not sure whether I would attempt any write-up on Lata Mangeshkar’s 87th birthday for the Blog. As it is, even in normal circumstances ( meaning uploading of 4-5 songs per day on the Blog), Lata Mangeshkar would surely find place in the Blog almost every day. What prompted me to write this piece at the last moment was my coming across one of her rare songs only a couple of days back while searching for Balakram’s songs in Hindi films. I felt very nostalgic when I heard the song. For the moment, I forgot that a part of this song was also rendered by Balakram.

On the occasion of the 87th birthday of Lata Mangeshkar, I am presenting one of her rare songs of the late 40s ‘jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole’ which she sang with Balakram in the film ‘Hamaari Kahaani’ (1940s). What I liked about the song is that Lata Mangeshkar sang this composition of a semi-classical tune with ease. Note how Lata Mangeshkar sings ‘Jhoo……lo’ with ornamentation.

The music director of the song under discussion is Hemant Kedar who is none other than Ramkrishna Shinde as confirmed by his wife during an interview conducted by Shishir Krishna Sharma. As per the interview, Ramkrishna Shinde took the name ‘Hemant Kedar’ as Hemant and Kedar were two of his favourite raagas. Before joining the film industry, both Ramkrishna Shinde and Lata Mangeshkar were performing together in some musical events at fairs and exhibitions to make ends meet.

I was keen to know at which year, the song under discussion may have been recorded. Ramkrishna Shinde’s first Hindi film as a music director was ‘Manager’ (1947) and he was also one of the two music directors for the film ‘Bihari’ (1948) in which he composed sabze ki durfishaani phoolon kaa shaamiyaana sung by Lata Mangeshkar. I find some similarity in style of rendering by Lata Mangeshkar of the song from ‘Bihari’ (1948) and the song under discussion. This leads me to believe that the song under discussion may have been recorded sometime between1947-48. My hunch is that the song may have been recorded closer to 1948.

Enjoy the song which, I am sure, would make all of us nostalgic.

Audio Clip:

Song-Jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole (Hamaari Kahaani)(1948)(UR) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Balakram, MD-Hemant Kedar
Both

Lyrics

jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo……lo
jhoolo jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo……lo
jhoolo jhoolo

din aaye salone suhaane
aao gaayen muhabbat ke gaane
din aaye salone suhaane
aao gaayen muhabbat ke gaane
beeti baaton ko bhoolo
beeti baaton ko bhoolo
bhoolo
bhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo

jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo o o lo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo

ajab leela hai ishwar ki nyaari
ajab leela hai ishwar ki nyaari
jisne bigdi banaayi hamaari
jisne bigdi banaayi hamaari
aaj saari umangon mein jhoolo
aaj saari umangon mein jhoolo

jhoolo
jhoolo

jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo

mera tan man to aanand magan hai
ik teri hi mujhko lagan hai
mera tan man to aanand magan hai
ik teri hi mujhko lagan hai
aao pyaar ki boli bolo
aao pyaar ki boli bolo
bolo
bolo
jhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo

jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo


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“Anand Math” (1952) was a Filmistan Production. It was directed by Hemen Gupta. This movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Geeta Bali, Ajit, Pradip Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, S. L. Puri, Jankidas, Ranjana, Murad etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it according to HFGK. Details of records of seven songs are known. Remaining two songs were there only in the movie version and their records were not made.

As many as eight songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the ninth and final song from “Anand Math”(1952) in the movie. This is one of the two songs whose records were not made and it is there only in the video of the movie.

According to HFGK, this song is sung by Hemant Kumar, Geeta Dutt and chorus. But listening to the song, one notices that this song is sung only by Hemant Kumar. So the entry in HFGK is required to be corrected.

HFGK mentions that lyrics of this song are taken from Sanskrit poetry treatise “Geet Govind”, which was written by great Sanskrit scholar mahakavi Jaidev around 900 years ago (circa 1200 AD).

I am unable to identify the actors visible in the picturisation except Pradeep Kumar. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.
[Note: The two horsemen are Pradeep Kumar and Sudesh Kumar. On foot, it is Prithviraj Kapoor and Bharat Bhushan.]

Music of this song is composed by Hemant Kumar.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics, wherever applicable.

With this song, “Anand Math”(1952) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Translation notes by Sudhir.

dheere sameere, tatini teere
basati baney barnaari

On the banks of the river
There lies in faint, an eminent lady
Whose life breath is very low

dheere = slow
sameere = life breath; प्राण वायु
tatini = river
teere = on the banks of
basati = there is; there lies
bar-naari = eminent lady (bar = श्रेष्ठ)

maasur dhanurdhar, gaman vilam-ganam
ati vidhura sukumari, tatini teere sukumaari

O bearded archer(s)
Proceed there without delay
On the banks of the river
There is also a child girl
In extreme distress

maasur = bearded
dhanurdhar = arhcer, soldier
gaman = go; proceed to
vilamb-ganam = without delay
ati = extreme
vidhura = in distress, miserable
sukumari = girl child


Song – Dheere Sameere Tatini Teere (Anand Math)(1952) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Mahakavi Jaidev, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm mm mm
hmm hmm mm

dheere sameere
tatini teere
basati baney barnaari..ee
basati baney barnaari
maasur dhanurdhar
gaman vilam-ganam
ati vidhura sukumari
tatini teere sukumaari

dheere sameere
tatini teere
basati baney barnaari
basati baney barnaari
maasur dhanurdhar
gaman vilam-ganam
ati vidhura sukumari
tatini teere sukumaari

dheere sameere
tatini teere
basati baney barnaari
basati baney barnaari
maasur dhanurdhar
gaman vilam-ganam

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

धीरे समीरे
तटिनी तीरे
बसती बने बरनारी
बसती बने बरनारी
मासुर धनुर्धर
गमन विलम-गणम
अति विधुरा सुकुमारी
तटिनी तीरा सुकुमारी

धीरे समीरे
तटिनी तीरे
बसती बने बरनारी
बसती बने बरनारी
मासुर धनुर्धर
गमन विलम-गणम
अति विधुरा सुकुमारी
तटिनी तीरा सुकुमारी

धीरे समीरे
तटिनी तीरे
बसती बने बरनारी
बसती बने बरनारी
मासुर धनुर्धर
गमन विलम-गणम


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo to all in atuldom

Its been a while since I wrote a post for the blog. No that is not so. I have made notes in my mind by the dozen in the last couple of months and typed out two of them sent it across to the Head of the Posting Department of our blog. Unfortunately they didn’t get posted as the Head of the department was awaiting a special post by his trusted Lieutenant for what is now being termed as “artificial” milestones (as Atulji likes to call them) but a special is a special and other things can wait for them is my opinion. I hope I can hear or rather see nods in agreement of my point of view.

September is a rather special month in that we have birthdays of some supreme talents of Bollywood –K.N.Singh, Naseem Bano, Sadhana, Pyarelal (from Laxmi- Pyare team), Uttam Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, RIshi Kapoor, D.N. Madhok, Rakesh Roshan, Asha Bhonsle (how did we let that birth date pass without a special post, investigation needed), Bhupen Hazarika and for more names to this list please refer the anniversaries page of our blog?. And I had songs in mind for each and every person on the birthday list. I even wrote a post for my dearest Asha Bhonsle (though I don’t remember if it was one of the two that I sent to our Head.) we did have a special post for MS Subbalakshmi’s 100th birth anniversary and one for Prem Chopra’s 81st. Thank you to Sudhirji for them.

We cannot let 26th September go by without remembering the debonair actor who would have turned 93 today. When we type his name on Google we get so many links to various sites. One of them has put up a list of 12 lesser known facts about this actor. But for us here in ASAD these facts are by-heart as they have been repeated in almost every post about this actor. So do I need to spell them out here again?
Do I need to say?

1) He was born Devdutt Pishorimal Anand to an advocate father.

2) He was a graduate of English Literature from Government College Lahore.

3) He got his big break when actor-producer Ashok Kumar spotted him around Bombay Talkies.

4) He was best friends with Guru Dutt and they exchanged shirts and ideas.

5) He thrived on playing the modern urban man with grey shaded characters.

6) To impress his lady love he modeled himself on her favourite Hollywood actor Gregory Peck.

7) He married his costar Kalpana Kartik (this I know) in the lunch break of a movie they were shooting (that I didn’t know).

8) He is the only Hindi film hero to have been the leading man to Bengali actress Suchitra Sen in two movies- Sarhad and Bambai Ka Babu (I didn’t know this also).

9) Dilip-Raj- Dev were the reigning superstars of the 1950s and early 60s; and they have acted as Dev- Dilip and Dilip- Raj combo but the Dev- Raj combo never happened.

10) Zeenat Aman’s career sky rocketed after his directorial Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

11) He discovered Tina Munim in 1978.

12) Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini and Rakhee were his favourite heroines in the 70s. Rakhee says “Devsaab had only friends on enemies”

I am sure that all the above 12 facts are common knowledge to 90% of Atulites; (I didn’t know a few is my anadipan!)

I became aware of this actor through the movies that were aired by Doordarshan in the late 70s when my chachu bought the first television in the family. I thought we should have a song of his with Zeenat Aman as I loved the pairing; I don’t remember which was the first movie of theirs that I ever saw. But then I also loved the Dev-Hema combo as much as the Hema- Rajesh combo. As I scan the List of movies page of our blog I find many possible songs for this two pairings viz: Dev- Hema and Dev-Zeenat.

Two weeks ago I had gone to see a program where in Kabir Bedi was in chat with Hema (gorgeous even today) Malini. Both of these actors have costarred with Dev Anand in the 70s. They spoke of his love for Kathmandu and Nepal. They had very fond anecdotes about him. About how he used to sit on the sets in between shots –never in a relaxed pose, always ready to jump out of the seat for the next action needed of him. How he was very particular about his post dinner walks of an hour, this was related by Kabir Bedi, etc, etc. Since I spoke of Zeenat Aman- Dev Anand in Nepal I think we should also have a song in the same picturesque locales. And I suppose it will be apt to have a song from the movie Kabir Bedi spoke of- Ishq Ishq Ishq.

Ishq Ishq Ishq was a 1974 movie directed and produced by Dev Anand.

The story in brief is as follows:-Dhun (Dev Anand) comes from a wealthy and talented family. His desire is to see the world on his own, and he sets upon this travel. He comes upon an Inn called Five Daughters, run by Pahar (Premnath). He decides to stay there for a while. He meets the daughters, and falls in love with the one named Pooja (Zeenat Aman). Pooja also reciprocates his love, and both hope to marry soon. Pahar does raise objections, but they soon are overcome. Just when the marriage is being planned, the family comes to know that both Pooja and Dhun are related, and the relationship is that Dhun is Pooja’s maternal uncle.

The star cast was impressive with a small brigade of lovely ladies- Zeenat Aman, Shabana Azmi, Komilla Wirk, Nadira, Baby Padmini, Poonam Sinha (she had not yet become Sinha.) Plus there were the regulars Jeevan, Premnath, Sudhir, Iftikar, Gautam Sarin and Kabir Bedi and Shekhar Kapoor in small roles. The music department was headed by Devsaab’s favourite RDB and Anand Bakshi penned all the songs. And who else but Kishore Kumar was his voice in this movie. So here is the song (which also has Asha Bhonsle as the female voice for all the grown up girls) with which we can remember Dev Anand on his 93rd birth anniversary; a song that shows all his typical mannerisms and scarf and hats.


Song-Wallah kya nazaara hai (Ishq Ishq Ishq)(1974) singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Sushma Shreshtha, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus
Kishore Kumar + Sushma Shreshtha
Kishore Kumar + Asha Bhonsle
All

Lyrics

wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai ae
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin ee
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai ae
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin

ustaad
(arey
hey minu
Ha ha)

ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa

hmm
chhote bachchon ko sikhana bada aasaan hai
bade bachchon ko sikhaye kis taraah
oa oa oa oa oa oa oa oa
oa oa oa oa
oa oa oa oa

hey diwaanon ko samjhaayen toh bade shokh se
sayaanon ko samjhaye kis taraah
o logon aao
tum bhi dekho
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin
la la la la la la la
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha

kahin maine dekha nahin

ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa

hmmm
jhootha aur kaccha har rishta jahaan ka
toote toh ho jaaye bas dushmani
sachcha aur pakka ek rishta hai pyaar ka
jiska hai naam dost dosti
ooa ooa ooa ooa
ooa ooa ooa ooa

ho o
jhootha aur kachcha har rishta jahaan ka
toote to ho jaaye bas dusmani
ho ho ho
saccha aur pakka ek rishta hai pyaar ka
jiska hai naam dost dosti ee

o jisne dekha
wo ye bola
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin
la la la la la la la
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai ae
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha

kahin maine dekha nahin

ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa

ho o o o
ghar waalon se to achcha yeh mehmaan hai
roothhon ko jisne mana liyaa aa aa aa aa

oa oa oa oa
oa oa oa oa

hey hey hey
kaisi pyaari iske labon pe muskaan hai
roton huon ka jisne hansa diya
ha ha ha ha
he he
o gaao milke
sab yeh taraana
ta ra na
gaao milke sab yeh taraana

Kya
aisa tama sha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin

la la la la la la la
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai
aisa tama sha yahin maine dekha

kahin maine dekha nahin
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai
Kya baat hai bhai
aisa tamasha yahi maine dekha
kahi maine dekha nahin
la la la la la la
la la la la la la
la la la la la la


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

There are two beautiful songs rendered by G M Durrani in ‘Nayi Kahaani’ (1943). Fortunately, video clips of both the songs are available. In the first of the two songs, neend hamaari khwaab tumhaare kitne meethhe kitne pyaare a boy suddenly gets up from the group of musicians and start singing sargam in a ‘rapid fire’ mode and then sits down for the song to continue. He sings sargam in his own voice. Again, in hamen kya ab khizaan jaaye na jaaye , the boy gets up during the musical interlude of the song and starts conducting the orchestra. These are the ‘scene stealer’ situations in the songs which, I am sure, must have remained in the minds of the audience when they came out of the theatre after watching the film. The boy was actor-singer Balakram.

Balakram Jadhav (24/02/1931 – 02/03/1974) was born in Nagpur where his father Gangaram Bapu Jadhav was an active member of a musical drama company. Gangaram had four children – Vijaymala, Manjula (Manju Diwan), Trayambak and Balakram who was the youngest . The family shifted to Pune when the father got a job in Prabhat Films. Balakram started his filmy career as a child artist in ‘Majha Mulga’ (in Marathi) and its Hindi version, ‘Mera Ladka (1941)’. In the same year, he acted in Prabhat’s bilingual ‘Aadmi’ (1941). In both these films, he sang songs for himself.

During this period, Balakram was also learning the nuances of Hinsustani classical music from Pandit Gunidas and Pandit Jagannath Prohit of Agra Gharana. A glimpse of his proficiency in Hindustani classical music can be seen when he sings a fast sargam in the midst of a song in Prabhat’s ‘Nayi Kahaani’ (1943) referred to above. In Prabhat’s ‘Chaand’ (1944), Balakram acted in the film in which he had two songs picturised on him. But he did not sing the song on himself. Instead, his elder sister Manju gave playback for him. Probably, Balakram was on a threshold of his adolescence and his voice pitch may have changed which may not have suited his child’s role.

After a hiatus of about 3 years, Balakram returned to Hindi films with a role in ‘Krishna Sudama(1947) probably donning the role of Sudama. Whether it is coincidence or otherwise, the films in which acted thereafter were mostly belonging the genre of mythology/Devotional like ‘Seeta Swayambar’ (1948), ‘Satyanarayan’ (1948), ‘Sati Ahilya’ (1949), ‘Sant Janabai’ (1949), ‘Subhadra Haran’ (1964), ‘Shri Ram Bharat Milan’ (1965) etc.

Balakram once again had a long break in Hindi film career between 1949 and 1964. During this period, he acted and sang in many Marathi films and was associated with some Marathi plays where he got fame. He also participated in classical vocal concerts and gave training in classical music. At Dadar, he established Pandit Gunidas Sangeet Vidyalaya and started teaching music to children.

Balakram died of liver complications on 02/03/1974.

KRISHNA SUDAMA (1947) was Balakram’s first mythological film after which he got associated with this genre of Hindi films. The film was produced under the banner of National Artists and was directed by C R Bajaj. The star cast included Karan Diwan, Balakram, Vijay, Dulari, Gulab, Kusum etc. By the way, Balakram was brother-in-law of Karan Diwan as his sister Manju had married Karan Diwan in 1944. The film had 11 songs, all written by Kamalnayan which were set to music by Shyambabu Pathak. This was the film in which Shyambabu Pathak gave initial pbreaks as playback singers to Sulochana Kadam and Krishna Goyal.

I am presenting the first song ‘mann prem ki gaathon mein baandh liyo’ from the film to appear in the Blog. Although online websites like http://www.myswar.com has not identified the singer, mp3 clip of the song from which I made the video clip and uploaded the same on YT, has accredited Balakram as singer. I have checked a song sung by Balakram in the film ‘Hamaari Kahaani’ (1948, unreleased) and I am fairly sure that the voice in the song under discussion matches with that of Balakram. As mentioned earlier, Balakram also acted in the film. None the less, I would request the knowledgeable readers of the Blog to share their views on the singer of the song.

[Note: Some of the inputs for the profile of Balakram came from Shishir Krishna Sharma’s Blog beetehuedin.blogspot.com].


Song-Man prem ki gaanthhon mein (Krishna Sudaama)(1947) Singer-Balakram, Lyrics-Kamalnayan, MD-Shyam Babu Pathak

Lyrics

mann prem ki gaanthon mein
baandh liyo
o o o ??jhat(?)
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam
mann prem ki gaanthon mein baandh liyo jhat(?)
Shayam mora Ghanshyaam
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam
mukh chooma jora jori aur phir
mukh chooma jora jori aur phir
chhup gayo gokul gaaon
chhup gayo gokul gaaon

mukh chandra mukut Nandlaala
mukh chandra mukut Nandlaala
haan kaanan kundal vanmaala
haan kaanan kundal vanmaala
(?)tu bansi ki sargam baa..je
(?)tu bansi ki sargam baaje re
(??) thha Shyaam
(??) thha Shyaam
mann prem ki gaanthon mein baandh liyo jhat(?)
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam
Shaayam mora Ghanshyaam

mita Raam roop se Raavan
aur dusht Kans ko mohan
mita Raam roop se Raavan
aur dusht kans ko mohan
hai jag vidhaam(?) Vishnu moorat ke hi
hai jag vidhaam(?) Vishnu moorat ke hi
Raam mana kahin Shyaam
Raam mana kahin Shyaam
mann prem ki gaanthon mein baandh liyo jhat(?)
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam


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“Chal Chal Re Naujawaan”(1944) was directed by Gyan Mukherji for Filmistan Limited, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Naseem Bano, Jagdish Sethi, V H Desai, Motibai, Rafiq, Navin Yagnik etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Three songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Chal Chal Re Naujawaan”(1944) to appear in the blog. According to HFGK, this song is sung by Shamshad Begam, though I have my own doubts because the voice sounds different. I request our knowledgeable readers to offer their views on the identity of the singer.

Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Ghulam Haider is the music director. I have come across the pure Hindi word “Samwaad” (talk) instead of the more common “baat”/ “batiyaa” for the first time in a Hindi movie song.🙂

Only the audio of this song is available. It is clear that the song is a lullaby song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-So jaa so jaa meri laadli (Chal Chal Re Naujawaan)(1944) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Ghulam Haider

Lyrics

so ja
so ja
so ja meri laadli
so ja
so ja meri laadli
so ja
soya gagan mein chaand hai
so ja
soya gagan mein chaand hai
so ja
so ja
so ja
so ja

so rahe chupchaap taare
gagan ganga ke kinaare
so rahe chupchaap taare
gagan ganga ke kinaare
har disha ki khidkiyon se
neend karti hai ishaare
neend karti hai ishaare
aaj sapnon se tera sanwaad hai
so ja
so ja
so ja
so ja

kaun kehta hai
kaun kehta door ki mehmaan tu
mujhko preetam se mili vardaan tu
tu hai to duniya meri aabaad hai
tu nahin to zindagi barbaad hai
so ja
so ja
so ja
so ja


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Today, while we add one more movie of ‘1951’ on the blog, we also add one more movie under the category of ‘movies having same title’.

I was not aware that there was a movie titled ‘Saudaagar’ made in 1951. And would never have been able to know it if HFGK was not there.

We are aware of ‘Saudaagar’ made in 1973 and 1991 and both the movies have good songs and music. Both these movies have already made their entries on the blog.

Today’s movie ‘Saudaagar-1951’ was passed by Censor Board on 11.07.1951. It was directed by M.I.Dharmsey and produced by S.V.Moongre for West Hind Pictures, Bombay. It had Rehana, Naseer Khan, Suraiyya Choudhary, Bhudo Advani, Shakuntala, Ratan Kumar, Balam and K.N.Singh.
As per HFGK (Vol.III) this movie had total ten songs where lyricist P.L.Santoshi, Hasrat Jaipuri, and Hanuman Prasad penned six, two and two songs respectively.

Two music directors have been credited for composing the music for this movie viz. C.Ramchandra – six songs and Hanuman Prasad – two songs.

Asha Bhonsle, Chitalkar, G.M.Durrani, Lata Mangeshkar, Pt.Lakshman Prasad and Rajkumari have given their voices to the songs of this movie.

For today’s post I am presenting the songs written and composed by Hanuman Prasad ji and sung by Rajkumari ji.
With this song ‘Saudaagar-1951’ makes a debut on the blog, and joins the ‘Trader’s trio’🙂 i.e. e ‘Saudaagars of -1951-1973-1991’so far🙂 …

Let us now enjoy this lovely song …

I have not been able to get correct words at few places where I have left ( ? ) mark and would request readers with keener ears to please provide the correct words there please.


Song-Ye pyaar bada beimaan hai (Saudaagar)(1951) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-Hanuman Prasad, MD-Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Hansna iska aaghaaz hai
Rona iska anjaam hai
Hansna iska aaghaaz hai
Rona iska anjaam hai

Jab chaand sitaare sote hain
Jab chaand sitaare sote hain
Do nain hamaare rote hain
Do nain hamaare rote hain
Har ashq ye mujhse kehta hai
Apne ko chhupaa ?? hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai

Ye pyaar ki manzil mushqil hai
Ye pyaar ki manzil mushqil hai
Seene mein naazuk sa dil hai ae
Ye kathin hai sauda saudaagar
Is preet ka ?? hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai

Dil tukde tukde ho jaaye
Dil tukde tukde ho jaaye
Phir bhi na zabaan se aah nikle
Phir bhi na zabaan se aah nikle
Ye pehla qadam hai ulfat ka
Hans kar kar lenge naam ??
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Hansna iska aaghaaz hai
Rona iska anjaam hai ae

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Devnagri Script Lyrics:
————————————–
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
हँसना इसका आगाज़ है
रोना इसका अंजाम है
हँसना इसका आगाज़ है
रोना इसका अंजाम है

जब चाँद सितारे सोते हैं
जब चाँद सितारे सोते हैं
दो नैन हमारे रोते हैं
दो नैन हमारे रोते हैं
हर अश्क ये मुझसे कहता है
अपने को छुपा ?? है ?
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है

ये प्यार की मंजिल मुश्किल
ये प्यार की मंजिल मुश्किल है
सीने में नाज़ुक सा दिल है ए
ये कठिन है सौदा सौदागर
इस प्रीत का ???
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है

दिल टुकड़े टुकड़े हो जाए
दिल टुकड़े टुकड़े हो जाए
फिर भी न ज़बान से आह निकले
फिर भी न ज़बान से आह निकले
ये पहला क़दम है उल्फत का
हंसकर कर लेंगे ??
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
हँसना इसका आगाज़ है
रोना इसका अंजाम है


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There was a time when we used to discuss songs on the occasion of anni9versaries of artists. That practice is no longer as common now a days as used to be the case. Things are slow in the blog at the moment, but one should not be surprised if we soon pick up pace once again. At this juncture my time is being taken up in other matters. Not that I have not spent time on the blog. I have spent good amount of time in background work, and the results of that may have escaped the attention of most. Some of the result of my work is available on the blog for those who may have noticed it (like for instance Sudhir Ji and Mr Sadanand Kamath, for instance). Then there are other background work whose results are not reflected yet in the blog, but they are there with me and they will enable me to go about futute posying of songs in a more systematic and streamlined manner.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Prahlad Keshav Atre, popularly known in Maharashtra as Acharya Atre (1898-1969) was a multi-talented personality of Maharashta. He was a writer, a playwright, a poet, an educationist, a journalist, a politician and producer-director-screen play & dialogue writer. During his association with Hindi films, Acharya Atre produced films like ‘Charnon Ki Daasi’ (1941), ‘Raja Rani’ (1942), ‘Vasantsena’ (1942), ‘Tasveer’ (1943), ‘Dil Ki Baat’ (1944), ‘Parinde’ (1945) and ‘Dulha’ (1946) under the banner of Atre Pictures.
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