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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.

OONCHI HAVELI (1955) was produced under the banner of Sharad Productions and it was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The star cast included Karan Diwan, Nirupa Roy, Lalita Pawar, B M Vyas, Yashodara Katju, Bhagwan, Janakidas, Indira Bansal, Heera Sawant, Niranjan Sharma etc. The film appears to be an obscure one as no other details are available. From the title of the film as well as a few still photographs of the scenes from the film, the story looks to be about the conflict between a royal family and a commoner.

The film had 9 songs in it. One of these songs has been covered in the Blog as far back as in November 2011. All the songs were written by Bharat Vyas which were set to music by Pt. Shivram (I guess, the music director is the same person as Pt.Shivram Krishna).

Pandit Shivram Krishana (1927-1980) was one of those music directors from Rajasthan who was talented but had no luck to prosper as a music director in Bollywood. Despite being music director for 24 Hindi films between 1953 and 1980, composing some melodious songs, he could not rise to the category of even the second rung of music directors in Hindi movies.

Pt Shivram Krishna started his career as an assistant to Khemchand Prakash during the second half of 1940s. Before becoming a full-fledged music director in Hindi film industry, he worked as a music director with HMV. In 1951, he returned to Bombay and got his first break as a music director in V Shantaram’s ‘Teen Batti Chaar Rasta’ (1953) and ‘Surang’ (1953). In the latter period of his musical career, Pt Shivram Krishna was mostly associated with mythological films.

I am presenting one of Pt. Shivram Krishna’s songs ‘ roop kaisa diya hai tujhe Raam ne’ from the film OONCHI HAVELI (1955). This song is sung by Pt. Shivram Krishna, Asha Bhonsle and chorus. The song is written by Bharat Vyas. This song was not new to me as I had heard this song in my teens on Vividh Bharati.

The song is a rare one in the sense that despite my best efforts, I could not locate the song on YT. So I have made a video from mp3 clip of the song I had and have uploaded the same on YT.


Song-Roop kaisa diya hai tujhe Raam ne (Oonchi Haweli)(1955) Singers-Pt. Shivram, Asha Bhonsle, Unidentified Male Voice, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Shivramkrishna
Male Chorus, Female Chorus,
All Chorus

Lyrics

ho o o o
o o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
o o o o
o o o o

roop kaisa
roop kaisa diya hai tujhe Raam ne
ho o
chaand sharmaaye gori tere saamne
roop kaisa diya hai tujhe Raam ne
ho o
chaand sharmaaye gori tere saamne

kaari kaari ye pyaari do ankhiyaan
o jaise neele kamal ki pankhiyaan
ho o jaise neele kamal ki pankhiyaan
naache tan man magan
baaje jhan jhan (??)
kaisi Raadha
kaisi Raadha banaayi Ghanshyaam ne
roop kaisa diya hai tujhe Raam ne
ho o
chaand sharmaaye gori tere saamne

o o o o
o o o
o o o o

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

rangeele chhabeelon ke dar se
huwa mushqil nikalna ghar se
huwa mushqil nikalna ghar se
main jaaun jidhar
nain laage udhar
mujhe paagal
mujhe paagal banaaya kare Raam ne
roop kaisa diya hai mujhe Raam ne

ho o o
chaand sharmaaye gori tere saamne

mere man ki o meethi mithhaayi
o teri sooratiya iss mein bithhaayi
ho o bholi sooratiya iss mein bithaayi
ek teri chamak
haluwe mein namak
jaao jaao
jaao jaao na aao ji saamne
roop kaisa diya hai tujhe Raam ne
ho o
chaand sharmaaye gori tere saamne

o o o o
o o o
o o o o

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

nahin aisa nazar koi aaye
jo nakhre dulhan ke uthhaaye
haay jo nakhre dulhan ke uthhaaye
pehlu pe phisal
jab girtaa hai dil
nahin aata
nahin aata hai koi saamne

roop kaisa diya hai tujhe Raam ne
ho o
chaand sharmaaye gori tere saamne


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 10
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DIDI, a social film of 1948 was Produced by Navbharat Films, Bombay and Directed by Mukund Masurekar. The unique thing that struck me was that Mukund Masurekar was not only the Director but also gave music for the film. Arunbhai in the comments of a solo song from the film by Geeta Roy on this Blog, gave this information about Mukund Masurekar:

Mukund Masurekar was from Goa and he knew many instruments and was an excellent harmonium and Violin player. Just like his childhood friend-Shridhar Parsekar, another very very talented composer from Goa and arranger (he was a popular composer for marathi bhavgeets), Masurekar too got spoiled due to alcohol. Vijay Anand met him once and offered him a job in Navketan, but never dared to offer him composing. Masurekar started as a Business Manager from film Funtoosh-1956 and continued with the Anands till his unfortunate end.

The star-cast according to HFGK, consisted of Ranjana, Ghanshyam, Shobharani, Charubala, Kumkum, Pandey, Aanand, Amrut, Narsinh, etc. The film had 11 songs, nine out of that were written by Shyamal Babu Rai, with the pen-name of ‘Indeewar’ and two by Saraswati Kumar Deepak. Lata has sung this single song and the other playback singers for the film were Nalini Mulgaunkar, Shankar Dasgupta, Geeta Roy and Ameerbai.

The present song by Lataji (in her teens then), is in a lilting tune, describing the emotions of a young maiden totally drenched in her first love. I could not decipher a complete line repeated twice, in the last stanza. Will some Atulite, with keener ears help me complete the lyrics?


Song–Tere Nainon Mein Nindiya (Didi)(1948) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Indeewar,MD – Mukund Masurekar

Lyrics

tere nainon mein nindiya aa aa
tere nainon mein nindiya
nindiya mein sapne
sapne mein saajan dole rahe re ae
dole rahe re
tere nainon mein nindiya aa aa
dole rahe re ae
dole rahe re ae
dole rahe re ae
dole rahe re ae
sapne mein saajan dole rahe re
tere nainon mein nindiya aa aa

jaadu ke teer chale
kalejaa cheer chale
jaadu ke teer chale
kalejaa cheer chale ae
jaadu ke teer chale
kalejaa cheer chale
donon hi dilon ko ab tatol rahe re
donon hi dilon ko ab tatol rahe re
tere nainon mein nindiya aa aa

woh gore gaal muskuraa ke laal ho rahe
woh gore gaal
woh gore gaal muskuraa ke laal ho rahe
meethhe meethhe man mein khayaal ho rahe
meethhe meethhe man mein khayaal ho rahe
bejubaan honth bhi kuchh bol rahe re
bejubaan honth bhi kuchh bol rahe re
tere nainon mein nindiya aa aa

chhedo nahin aashaa ko padi sone do o o
chhedo nahin aashaa ko
chhedo nahin aashaa ko
chhedo nahin ashaa ko padi sone do o o
judne do gaanth haath peele hone do o o
judne do gaanth haath peele hone do
kyun abhi se man mein ras ghol rahe re
kyun abhi se man mein ras ghol rahe re
tere nainon mein nindiya aa aa
tere nainon mein nindiya aa


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.

Recently, Tommydan55 has uploaded the film PREM KAHAANI (1937) with some cleaning and restoration works relating to both the video and the audio. The full film is here. The result was that I got motivated to watch the movie without much of the strain on my eyes. What a film! As against my expectation of a slow moving story of the film which was my experience in most of the films of the 30s, this film was different. The slick editing of the film ensured that the story moved in a pace comfortable for viewing. This may be the reason as to why I could watch the movie in one sitting which I seldom do especially in respect of old classic Hindi films of 30s and 40s. The DVD/VCD of the movie is of 1 hour 30 minutes which means that the film has been heavily edited for DD/VCD including a couple of songs. But I did not find much issue with the continuity of the story.

PREM KAHAANI (1937) was Bombay Talkies 8th film, based on Niranjan Pal’s original story in English ‘ Touchstone’ or ‘Marriage Market’. The film was directed by Franze Osten. The main star cast included Ashok Kumar, Maya Devi, Vimla Devi, Madhurika Devi, M Nazir, Mumtaz Ali, Sunita Devi, Saroj Borkar, Chandraprabha, Tarabai Solanki, Kamta Prasad etc.

The film has a story with in a story. The film opens with a scene in which the father tells his daughter ‘I have told you once. I have told you a million times. You will marry the boy I have chosen’. But daughter is adamant. She would marry the man she loves. This dialogue is heard by the priest (M Nazir) who has come to fix the marriage. When the mother requests the priest to prevail upon the daughter to marry the boy of their choice, he refuses to intervene. Why? Herein lays the story of priest’s life within the story of the film which is the tragic story of Jagat (Ashok Kumar), Maya (Maya Devi), Ramla (Vimla Devi), Usha (Madhurika Devi) and Chandrakant (M Nazir). With a tragic background, Chandrakant renounced the world and became an ascetic and then a priest.

There were two widows – Shanti Devi (Saroj Borkar) and Heera Devi (Tarabai Solanki) who stayed together in a house. Heera had a son, Jagat (Ashok Kumar) and Shanti had a daughter, Maya (Maya Devi). As they grew up, they started liking each other. However, Shanti Devi has fixed Jagat’s marriage with Usha, Chandrakant’s sister. The idea is to get a hefty dowry which will enable Heera to send Jagat to Bombay for higher studies. Chandrakant is also looking to get married to a beautiful girl which he finds in Shanti’s daughter, Maya. Jagat is forced to marry Usha as a faite accompli while Maya agrees to marry Chandrakant for the betterment of Jagat’s dream.

Before their impending marriages against the wishes of Jagat and Maya, a third dimension is introduced by way of Ramla (Vimla Devi) who is the sister of Bhagwandas ( P F Pithawala). Jagat stays with the family while studying in Bombay. Jagat becomes close to Ramla on account of their charities shows in which Sharma (Mumtaz Ali), Indira (Sunita Devi) and Prabha (Chandraprabha) are connected. Realising that he is becoming too close to Ramla who is already engaged to Motilal (Manohar Ghatwani), Jagat returns to his town. Ramla follows him which infuriates Motilal. He also follows them with a vengeance. How his vengeance turns into a tragedy is the lesson the priest wants the parents of the daughter to learn.

After hearing the story of priest’s own life, the film has an unusual ending with the last dialogue in which father tells his daughter ‘dear, you will marry the man you love’.

The film had 8 songs, all written by J S Kashyap which were set to music by Saraswati Devi. I am presenting the first song ‘ankhiyaan jhapi mori …nadiya kinaare khadi sochti’ from the film to appear in the Blog.

This is an unique song as there is another song within this song as a flashback. While Saraswati Devi sings ‘ankhiyaan jhapi mori’ for Chandraprabha in raag yaman as a rehearsal, Ashok Kumar in another room hears the song which reminds him of his romantic sojourn with Maya Devi on the banks of a river in rural area where they sing ‘nadi kinaare khadi sochti’. The song ends with Saraswati Devi singing the refrain.

HFGK has listed this song as two separate songs as this ‘double song’ could not have been accommodated within the maximum duration of about 3 minutes and 40 seconds on one side of a 78 RPM record. This is evident from the existence of two audio clips whose links are also given below.

With this song (listed as two separate songs in HFGK), ‘Prem Kahaani’ (1937) makes its debut in the Blog.

Audio(Part-1) :

Audio (Part-2) :

Video

Song-Ankhiyaan jhapi mori…nadi kinaare khadi (Prem Kahaani)(1937) Singers-Saraswati Devi, Maya Devi, Ashok Kumar, Lyrics-J S Cashyap, MD-Saraswati Devi

Lyrics ( from the video version)

ankhinyaan jhapi mori ee ee
ankhiyaan jhapi mori ee
bisaraa gayi sudh aa
bisara gayi sudh aa
bhoola gayi dukh
sapne mein daras dikhaaye
yada o ri mori ee
ankhiyaan jhapi mori ee
ankhiyaan jhapi ee

nadiya kinaare thadi ee ee
nadiya kinaare thadi ee
chhabi nirakhat rahi ee
chhabi nirakhat rahi
nadiya kinaare thadi ee ee
nadiya kinaare thadi

nadi kinaare khadi sochti
nadi kinaare khadi sochti

kyaa aa
main nadiya hoti
kal kal karti jaati

nadiya ke dhig (?) khada sochta
nadiya ke dhig (?) khada sochta

kyaa aa
main saagar hota
mujh mein aa mil jaati

main parvat mein chhup jaati
maidaanon mein reh jaati ee
main jungle mein kho jaati ee
nahin aati ee

ahaa
baadal ko doot banaa kar
main nanhe nanhe boondaniyon hi mein
sandeswaa bhijwaata
tab

lahraati
madmaati
bal khaati
ithlaati
main daudi daudi aati
aur saagar mein mil jaati
mila na kiya aa
yada ho ri mori
ankhiyaan jhapi mori ee
ankhiyaan jhapi
ankhiyaan jhapi
ankhiyaan jhapi


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“Miss Bombay”(1957) was produced by Gulshan Bahl and directed by Kedar Kapoor for N C Films, Bombay. The movie, described as a social movie, had Nalini Jaiwant and Ajit in lead roles with Rehman, Tiwari, Ramesh Thakur, Bhagwan, Vijay laxmi, Rajendra, Praveen Paul, Bhudo Advani, Vijay Pandit, Kathana, Urvashi, Kanchanmala etc in it.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Sureeli Suman – 17
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Suman Kalyanpur requires no introduction. In short: She is admired by music lovers all over the world. To recap our journey, let me repeat some facts, briefly.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Today’s song is from the film Nadaan-1951. It is a duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Chitalkar. It is a fun song video, filmed on Dev Anand and Madhubala.
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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.

Ever since talkies came in to being in 1931, there have been some classical and semi-classical female singers who got attracted to Hindi film industry as actor-singers and playback singers in the 1930s and the 1940s. Begum Akhtar, Mukhtar Begum, Indubala, Roshanara Begum, Mallika Pukhraj, Saraswati Rane etc were some of the names that come to my mind. However, their filmy careers was short and soon they returned to the concert singing as their main vocation.

One of the lesser known names in this category of singers was Sundarabai of Poona.
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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.

PARISTAAN (1944) was produced under the banner of N R Acharya Art and it was directed by Mahesh Kaul. The star cast included Pahadi Sanyal, Anjali Devi, Kamal Zamindar, Ranjeet Kumari, Sunalini Devi, Master Amritlal, Moni Chatterji, Padma Banerjee etc. From the title of the film, probably many people may guess that it was a film belonging to fantasy genre. But it turned out to be a slapstick comedy though the story by Vaju Kotak was not less than a fantasy.
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Today (18 august 2016) is the full moon day (poornima). It is on this day that Indian month of Saawan (Shrawan)comes to an end and the month of Bhaadon (Bhadrapad) begins. The singinficance of this full moon day is that it is celebrated in India as Rakshabandhan day.
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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.

INDRAASAN (Ekaadashi Mahima) (1952) appears to an obscure movie. In a few places on the internet, the film is spelled as ‘Indrasen’. I went by how the film was spelled on the publicity photographs of some scenes from the film. The film had some well-known actors of the 30s and 40s consisting of Prem Adib, Paro Devi, Ishwarlal, Durga Khote, Nand Kishore, Ranjana etc. The film was produced under the banner of Greenland Pictures, Bombay and was directed by Raja Nene.
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