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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 35
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Her name is listed as the fourth lady music director in Hindi cinema. But then, that is where the comparison ends. The first three names considered are Ishrat Sultana, better known as Bibbo, then Jaddan Bai, and then we have Khorshed Minocher-Homji, more popularly known as Saraswati Devi. These stalwart composers from the earlier decades (1930s and 40s) of Indian cinema, were formally trained in Hindustani classical music, which also defined their style and the types of songs they composed.

The other thing is the size of their work portfolio. Checking the Geet Kosh listings, one finds the following data. The name Ishrat Sultana appears for two films – ‘Adl e Jehangir’ from 1934 and ‘Qazzack Ki Ladki’ from (1937).  Then, the name of Jaddan Bai appears for 5 films in the 1930s. In case of Saraswati Devi, this number is 28 films, spread over 1930s and 40s. The actual number could probably be higher, since the Geet Kosh information is not complete for a number of films, especially for the first decade of talkie films. Nonetheless, we get a feel for the body of work of these two lady music directors.

The fourth name, and yes, I am talking about Usha Khanna – she is different from earlier three lady music directors identified above, in the following two respects. One, as per her own submissions, she has had no formal training in music, period. The closest she says she came to be taught music is her father, Manohar Lal Khanna, showing her the keys on a harmonium, for the basic notes of the sargam. Beyond that frugal basic introduction, Usha Khanna is a self taught music person, a fact that most certainly belies both the quality and the quantity of her musical creations. And the second – her longevity in the industry and the no. of films she has worked on. An active career that started in 1959, with the hit musical ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, and continued till at least 2003 with the film ‘Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya’. A musical journey that has lasted well over five decades, and in the process, she has worked for more than 250 films, in Hindi as well as some in other languages. These two factors make her stand apart in greater prominence, than her predecessor luminaries.

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji on her 76th birthday – 7th October, 2017.

And when we take a look at the years, another amazing aspect gets highlighted. Her first film is ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ in 1959. She was born in 1941. Goodness, she was all of eighteen years old when she accomplished her debut hit. That, my friends, is a remarkable showing indeed. Actually, she was introduced to Sashadhar Mukherji of Filmalya, by Indeevar ji. She was present for audition as a singer. On listening to her, S Mukherji ruled her out as a singer – no match for the voices of established artists like Lata ji and Asha ji. But when it was mentioned that she also composed music, it stirred the interest of Mukherji Sb. Not believing what he heard, he challenged her to create tunes for the mukhda lines suggested by him. He put her to this test again and again. After being satisfied with her introductory output, he assigned her as the music director for ‘Dil Deke Dekho’. The rest, my friends, is simply history.

With today’s post, I introduce to our blog, the film ‘Trip To Moon’ from 1967. The film is also known by the title ‘Chaand Par Chadaai’. The film is produced under the banner of Cauvery Productions, Madras and is directed by TP Sundaram. This is a Dara Singh film, notably produced in Madras. The cast of actors includes Dara Singh, Ratna, Bhagwan, Anwar Hussain, S Nazir, Helen, Padma, Kanchanmala and Rajrani etc. The music of this film is composed by Usha Khanna. Coming to the lyricists, the situation is quite interesting. Geet Kosh lists the song writers as SH Bihari, Asad Bhopali, Akhtar Romani and Javed Anwar, with an indication that there may be one more songwriter. Fortunately, this film is available. So when I checked the actual film, in the credits, three song writers are named, viz. SH Bihari, Asad Bhopali and a gentleman named Imam. There is this difference, which may be explained by noting that most listings in the Geet Kosh are based on the information booklets of the films. And yes, specific songwriter’s name for individual songs are not identified.

The song is a twin dance, which is being performed in some sort of a royal darbaar setting. The second dancer, who is lip syncing Kamal Barot’s voice, is a very young Padma Khanna (thanks Prakash ji, for the identification). I am not able to place a name to the first dancer. The dance seems to be a competition, as we can see some men who are possibly judges, as from their attire and appearance, and are holding paper and pencils in their hands. Watching this performance are Dara Singh and Bhagwan, seated in eminent seats, indicating they may be guests of honor. A lone person is sitting in some kind of a throne. He is wearing dark glasses, and I am not able to identify. I request friends and readers to help identify the first lady dancer and other actors visible in this clip.
[Ed Note: Nayan Yagnik ji has identified the gentleman wearing dark glasses as S Nazir. Prakash ji has identified the second dancer as Padma Khanna. Thanks to both.]

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji once again.

Enjoy this delightful twin dance song, that is one of the many keen memories from the radio listening days.

Song – Aap Hain Kya Aji Wo Aap Hain Kya  (Trip To Moon) (1967) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Usha Khanna
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

kahiye janaab ye kya kiya
kyon dil se dil takra diya
hum ko bagair soche huye
kyon ae huzoor tadpa diya
ye addayen
ye ishaare
jitne qaatil
utne pyaare
lagne lagey dil pe teer ki tareh
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

hum ek baar dekhen jidhar
lag jaaye aag pal mein udhar
zulfon ke jaal hain har taraf
jaayenge aap bach kar kidhar
humse itni berukhi kyon
dosti mein dushmani kyon
aisi na dijey hamen pyaar ki sazaa
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

tumko bhi pyaar
humko bhi pyaar
yun na karo chhup chhup ke waar
hoga abhi har faisla
kiski hai jeet
kiski hai haar
tun jahaan ho
hum wahin hain
hum bhi tumse kam nahin hain
donon hain ek hi haseen bemisaal
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

कहिए जनाब ये क्या किया
क्यों दिल से दिल टकरा दिया
हमको बगैर सोचे हुये
क्यों ए हुज़ूर तड़पा दिया
ये अदाएं
ये इशारे
जितने क़ातिल
उतने प्यारे
लगने लगे दिल पे तीर की तरह
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

हम एक बार देखें जिधर
लग जाये आग पल में उधर
ज़ुल्फों के जाल हैं हर तरफ
जाएँगे आप बच कर किधर
हमसे इतनी बेरुखी क्यों
दोस्ती में दुशमनी क्यों
ऐसी ना दीजे हमें प्यार की सज़ा
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

तुमको भी प्यार
हमको भी प्यार
यूं न करो छुप छुप के वार
होगा अभी हर फैसला
किसकी है जीत
किसकी है हार
तुम जहाँ हो
हम वहीं हैं
हम भी तुमसे कम नहीं हैं
दोनों हैं एक ही हसीन बेमिसाल
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या॰ ॰ ॰

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“Ghazab”(1951) was produced by Raja Fatehlal Shah and M Shakir Lucknowi and directed by A Karim for Chitraleela, Bombay. This stunt film had Bhagwan, Baburao, Shanta Patel, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla, Azeem Bhai, Sheikh, Ali, Maqbool, Jaani etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs from the movie has been covered in the past. Here is the third song from this movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. A Karim is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nisar Bazmi.

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


Song-Nazar milaa ke muskaa ke (Ghazab)(1951) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-A Karim, MD-Nisar Bazmi

Lyrics

nazar milaa ke muskaa ke
nazar milaa ke muskaa ke
mere dil ko chura ke wo to chala gaya
wo to chala gaya
hoye chala gaya
chala gaya
chala gaya

kuchh nahin jaana maine
nahin pahchaana
meethi meethi baaton mein
dil ho gaya deewaana
dil ho gaya deewaana
jhootha jhootha kar ke bahaana
jhootha jhootha kar ke bahaana
vo hai birha ki agni mein jala gaya
bas chala gaya
hoye chala gaya
chala gaya
chala gaya

pheeke pheeke din jaayen
sooni sooni raaten
pheeke pheeke din jaayen
sooni sooni raaten
taare gin gin karoon
dil se main baaten
karoon dil se main baaten
taare gin gin karoon
dil se main baaten
karoon dil se main baaten
rimjhim barsaaten kahen
rimjhim barsaaten kahen
use yaad aaye wahi jo ke bhula gaya
wo to chala gaya
hoye chala gaya
chala gaya
chala gaya

mora nanha munna jiya khaaye hichkole
mora nanha munna jiya khaaye hichkole
sharm ki baat koi kaise bhala bole
koi kaise bhala bole
sharm ki baat koi kaise bhala bole
koi kaise bhala bole
soye armaan jaagen nahin
soye armaan jaagen nahin
jaage more bhaag
aise sula gaya
wo to chala gaya

nazar milake muskaa ke
nazar mila ke muskaa ke
mere dil ko chura ke wo to chala gaya
wo to chala gaya
hoye chala gaya
chala gaya
chala gaya


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Saga Of Sleepless Nights – 3
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neend kabhi rehti thi aankhon mein
ab rehte hain saanwariya

Aah, so now we know, the sleep can no longer come to the eyes, for the eyes are already occupied with the images of the beloved. You cannot accommodate two swords in a single scabbard. Or for that matter, two lions in the same cave. So it has to be that sleep will have to wait outside, while the joys of visions of the beloved crowd all the room inside the eyes.

I fall back on Shakespeare, yet once again – this endearing snippet from a sonnet, that tells of why the eyes are without sleep, although the limbs are dreadfully tired. Just read these lines,

weary with toil, i haste me to my bed,
the dear repose for limbs with travel tired;
but then begins a journey in my head
to work my mind, when body’s work’s expired:

for then my thoughts–from far where i abide–
intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee,
and keep my drooping eyelids open wide,
looking on darkness which the blind do see:

save that my soul’s imaginary sight
presents thy shadow to my sightless view,
which, like a jewel hung in ghastly night,
makes black night beauteous, and her old face new.

He is putting the blame on his thoughts; that they are intending to make a pilgrimage to you, and intend to keep the drooping eyelids open wide. And when that sight is reached – “thy shadow to my sightless view”, it is like a bright shining jewel hung in the darkness of the ‘ghastly night’. And the consequential effect – the night becomes ‘beauteous’ and her old tired face seems so new. And this jewel of an image is preferred over the fatigue of the limbs and the sleep that they are demanding.

But even Shakespeare sound somewhat rough around the edges, when we compare his creation to the similar sounding songs of Hindi films. Think of “Neend Kabhi Rehti Thi Aankhon Mein, Ab Rehte Hain Saanwariya” (‘Aasra’, 1966). And my mind would prefer the soft melody of this song. Or the lilting strains of “Meri Aankhon Mein Bas Gaya Koi Re, Mujhe Neend Na Aaye Mein Kya Karoon” (‘Barsaat’, 1949).

Today’s song is somewhat unfamiliar – from the 1950 film ‘Muqaddar’. The singer is Nalini Jaiwant. Lyrics are from the pen of Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, and the music is composed by Khemchand Prakash and Bhola Shreshtha. Yes, the Geet Kosh indicates that the music is composed by the two together. This would be one of the very last films of Kehmchand Prakash, as he passed away on 10th Aug of 1950. So it is possible that the work begun by him, was completed by Bhola Shreshtha.

Nalini Jaiwant has a small repertoire of songs she has rendered in Hindi films. Her singing in films is clustered in two periods – from 1941 to 1943 and then from 1948 to 1950. One solo film follows in 1955. The films are ‘Bahen’, ‘Nirdosh’, ‘Radhika’ in 1941, ‘Aankh Micholi’ in 1942 and ‘Adaab Arz’ in 1943. Then we have ‘Gunjan’ in 1948, ‘Chakori’ in 1949, and then ‘Hindustan Hamaara’ and ‘Muqaddar’ in 1950. The film in 1955 is ‘Chingaari’. Total songs she has sung in films is 40, as per Geet Kosh listings. On the blog, we already have showcased six songs in her voice. This is her seventh rendering to be represented here.

Listen to this perky rendering, and if in love, prepare for another night without sleep.

And so continues the saga of sleepless nights. . .

 

 

Song – Jab Nainon Mein Koi Aan Basey  (Muqaddar) (1950) Singer – Nalini Jaiwant, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Khemchand Prakash-Bhola Shreshtha

Lyrics

jab nainon mein koi aan basey
jab nainon mein koi aan basey
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan
jab dil mein pyaar ki hook uthey
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan

jab boley papiha piya piya
jab boley papiha piya piya
thar thar kaanpe haaye mora jiya
thar thar kaanpe haaye mora jiya
jab thandi hawa betaab bahe
jab thandi hawa betaab bahe
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan

jab prem badariya chhaai ho
jab prem badariya chhaai ho
aur yaad
aur yaad kisi ki aai ho
aur yaad kisi ki aai ho
ik dil ko ik dil yaad kare
ik dil ko ik dil yaad kare
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan

kuchh keh gaye aankhon aankhon mein
kuchh keh gaye aankhon aankhon mein. . .
dil le gaye
dil le gaye baaton baaton mein
dil le gaye baaton baaton mein
jab dil na kisi ke paas rahe
jab dil na kisi ke paas rahe
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan

jab nainon mein koi aan basey
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan
phir neend kahaan
o phir chain kahaan
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जब नैनों में कोई आन बसे
जब नैनों में कोई आन बसे
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ
जब दिल में प्यार की हूक उठे
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ

जब बोले पपीहा पिया पिया
जब बोले पपीहा पिया पिया
थर थर काँपे हाए मोरा जिया
थर थर काँपे हाए मोरा जिया
जब ठंडी हवा बेताब बहे
जब ठंडी हवा बेताब बहे
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ

जब प्रेम बदरिया छाई हो
जब प्रेम बदरिया छाई हो
और याद
और याद किसी की आई हो
और याद किसी की आई हो
इक दिल को इक दिल याद करे
इक दिल को इक दिल याद करे
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ

कुछ कह गए आँखों आँखों में
कुछ कह गए आँखों आँखों में॰ ॰ ॰
दिल ले गए
दिल ले गए बातों बातों में
दिल ले गए बातों बातों में
जब दिल न किसी के पास रहे
जब दिल न किसी के पास रहे
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ

जब नैनों में कोई आन बसे
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ
फिर नींद कहाँ
ओ फिर चैन कहाँ

 


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. 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 Ghar Ki Izzat (1948). It is a lively duet of Shamshad Begum and Ram Kamlani. The film is produced and directed by Ram Daryani, under the banner of Murli Cinetone, Bombay. Music was given by Pt Gobind Ram and songs and dialogues were by Ishwar Chandra Kapoor. The cast of the film was Mumtaz Shanti, Dilip Kumar, Gope, Gulab, Dixit, Manorama, Jeevan, Suleiman etc etc.

In the early decades of talkie era, i.e. in the 1930s and 40s, many Muslim actors and actresses took on Hindu names, for obvious reasons. Here are some such examples – Mumtaz Shanti (real name – Mumtaz Begum), Renuka Devi (Begum Khurshid Mirza), Neena (Shahida), Meena Shorey (Khursheed Jehan), Geeta Nizami (Rasheeda Begum), Madhubala (Mumtaz Jehan), Indurani (Ishrat Jehan), Veena (Tajour Sultana), Shyama (Khurshid Akhtar), Dilip Kumar (Yusuf Khan), Jayant (Zakaria Khan), Kumar (Syed Ali Hasan Zaidi), Suresh (Naseem Ahmed), Sudhir (Shah Zamaan Khan) and many more.

However, not all did this. Those who did not change name were Mehboob Khan, Mazhar Khan, Ashraf Khan, Najmul Hasan, Zubeida, Noorjehan, Khursheed etc etc.

After Independence, this trend diminished, but a new trend started – that of taking on a screen name other than the real name. Some examples are Sunil Dutt, Balraj Sahni, Sanjeev kumar, Raaj Kumar, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Akshay Kumar etc. A full article can be written on this subject, but this is enough for now.

Film ‘Ghar Ki Izzat’ was the only film Mumtaz Shanti did with Dilip kumar. Compared to young Dilip Kumar, Mumtaz Shanti was more successful and experienced with films like ‘Basant’ (1942) and ‘Kismet’ (1943). She had worked with top actors of that era, like Ashok Kumar. In this film, you can see an awkward Dilip Kumar and a vibrant and seasoned actress Mumtaz Shanti.

Mumtaz Shanti or Mumtaz Begum was born in 1922 at village Dinga in Punjab (now in Pakistan). She lost her parents early and she was brought up by her uncle who was a police constable. After his transfer to Lahore, Mumtaz was able to continue her schooling. She learnt dancing and music. She was also an expert in household chores. At the start of filmi career, she was at first rejected by Shorey Pictures. But then the famous writer/lyricist Wali Saheb helped her and took her to Calcutta’s East India Film Co. to work in a Punjabi film ‘Sohni Kumharan’ (1937). She also did another Punjabi film ‘Chambey Di Daali’ (1941) in Calcutta. Now the things were different and she was invited by Shorey Pictures to Lahore, to act in their Punjabi film ‘Mangti ‘ (1942). This film was immensely successful and ran for 65 weeks giving her name and fame.

Rai Bahadur Chunilal Of Bombay Talkies  offered her a role in their film ‘Basant’ (1942). She came to Bombay and did Basant and then ‘Kismet’ (1943). Both the films were hits all over India.  Mumtaz was good looking, tall and lithe, so looked attractive. After ‘Kismet’ she became a free lancer and worked with many different studios. Her notable films are ‘Badalti Duniya’ and ‘Sawaal’ (1943), ‘Bharthari’, ‘Lady Doctor’ and ‘Pagli Duniya’ (1944), ‘Chaand Chakori’ (1945), ‘Shravan Kumar’, ‘Dharti’, ‘Magadhraj’ and ‘Pujari’ (1946), ‘Dekhojee’ and ‘Doosri Shadi’ (1947), ‘Padmini’, ‘Heer Ranjha’ and ‘Ghar Ki Izzat’ (1948), ‘Putli’, ‘Biwi’ and ‘Aahuti’ (1950). Her last film in India was ‘Zamaane Ki Hawa’ (1952). In all she worked in 21 Hindi and 4 Punjabi films. She did 2 films in Calcutta, 4 in Lahore and the rest in Bombay.

She married lyricist/writer/director Wali Saheb in 1947. He directed her in 3 films in India. He was very strict and forced her to come to studios only in burqa. She was not allowed to talk to anyone. No one was allowed to touch her, even in any scene. They migrated to Pakistan after 1953. She retired from films and remained a housewife only. Wali Saheb did 3-4 films in Pakistan, without much success. He passed away in 1977. Mumtaz Shanti passed away in 1993/94, unsung and unknown in Pakistan.

After Independence films were being made on social values which the Indian people wanted to inculcate in their new life, like importance of joint families, need to do hard work, need to abolish bad customs like dowry, bridging the gap between the rich and the poor, importance of education, women’s emancipation, abolition of castes and untouchability, respecting elders and traditions etc. Thus it will be seen that every film had some or the other message for the society.

This was also one such film, in which the makers stressed the need to strengthen the joint family tradition and to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. The film had become quite popular, as it did not sound like a propaganda film but the message was conveyed in a very entertaining way. The songs were good and became popular. The music of this film is composed by Pt Gobind Ram.

Pt Gobind Ram was a highly respected composer in the industry for his originality. Stalwarts like C Ramchandra considered Sajjaad Husain and Pt Gobind Ram ji as the original composers. It is stated by Pankaj Raag in his book ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’ that in the mid 1940s, “. . . when K Asif planned his magnum opus ‘Mughal e Azam’, he had initially engaged Gobindram ji as the music director”. It is another thing that the film was delayed, for other reasons, by almost 15 years. Almost all the main players in the film got changed during this period of delay, including the music director. During his career, Pt Gobind Ram gave music to 32 films from 1937 to 1955, composing 302 songs.

Just before writing this article, I saw this film on YouTube to refresh my memory. I had seen the film in the early 1950s in its second run in Hyderabad. The cast of the film includes the name Dixit.  Only a handful readers will recollect who he was, but there was a time in the early talkie era of 1930s and the 40s when he was a popular name. He and actor Ghory had formed a comic pair on the lines of the Laurel and Hardy team of the English cinema. In those days 4 comedians were popular – Dixit, Ghory, Kesari and Charlie.

Manohar Janardan Dikshit (this became Dixit in film line) was born on 12-11-1906 at Sinnar in Nashik district of Maharashtra. It seems, his arrival in this world was predicted by a sadhu. Somehow, in Dixit’s career, roles of sadhu played a vital role. He acted as a sadhu in as many as 31 films. His father was a district judge and was very strict at home. Due to frequent transfers, Dixit lost interest in studies. After two unsuccessful attempts in matriculation, he stopped going to school.

He started his film career as an assistant cameraman in Navjeevan Studio, with the help of Mama Varerkar, a noted Marathi writer who was associated with many studios of Hindi films. Of course Dixit did not learn anything of cinematography and did only manual works like carrying the camera etc. On the 14th November 1929, he faced the camera for his first role in the silent film ‘Sparkling Youth’ with P Jairaj and Madhav Kale. In Navjeevan Studios he did 3 more silent films and then joined the prospering, upcoming Ranjit Film company. Here he met his future partner Nazir Ahmed Ghory, who was born on 11-8-1901 at Bombay. Ghory was a graduate in those days. They paired in their first comedy film, ‘Char Chakram’ (1932), directed by Jayant Desai. The four ‘chakrams‘ in the film were Dixit, Ghory, Eddie Bilimoria and Madhuri. It was a hit film and the comedy pair became famous. They copied Laurel and Hardy. They even looked like them. Dixit was the Hardy part of the team.

They continued working together till 1947. I do not know exactly, but my guess is that they worked together in about 20 films. After partition, Ghory migrated to Pakistan and Dixit worked alone. Dixit was described by Baburao Patel as ‘our best comedian’. He was the darling of film critics too. Unfortunately, all the Ranjit Films where in they worked together were destroyed along with other negatives and except for few photos and stories about them, nothing remains now. Dixit worked in 4 silent and 66 Talkie films in 17 years’ time. For a person carrying 220 pounds weight, it was really creditable.

After the film ‘Ghar Ki Izzat’, Dixit suffered from a heart attack and he passed away on 29-6-1949 (adapted from Eena Meena Deeka and MuVyz, with thanks.)

The story of the film,

Seth Chunilal (Dixit) is a rich person. His daughter Radhika (Manorama) has married Chaman (Gope) who is their ‘ghar jamaai‘. He does not work anywhere. Radhika’s mother (Gulab) taunts him every now and then and one day, frustrated Radhika leaves the house along with Chaman. They start an insurance business and prosper in a village nearby. Chunilal’s son Chander (Dilip Kumar) becomes a lawyer. He visits his sister in the village. In same village, lives Roopa (Mumtaz Shanti) with her two brothers (Jeevan and Suleiman).

Chander gets introduced to this family, falls in love with Roopa and they get married. Upon coming to the city home, Chander’s mother starts taunting the new bahu on her poverty. Bahu, being adarsh bhartiya nari tolerates everything, but Chander gets frustrated and starts drinking. Sister Radhika and Chaman bring him to their house.

Chander’s mother and father start repenting and finally they go to Chander and Roopa, beg their pardon and bring them back with honour. They even call Chander and Radhika, but they refuse to come back, as they have prospered now.

So, all is well that ends well.

 

This film has 11 songs. According to the blog 6 songs are already discussed, but it transpires that one song ‘Ae Dard Zara Dum Le’ posted on 17-5-2011 and included as this film’s song, is actually a song from film ‘Zamana’ (1938). It was only used in this film as a radio song. So actually only 5 songs are covered. Today’s song is the 6th song from this film. In the video, Gope and Manorama singing this melodious song. The newer generation folks will remember the Chachi in the 1972 film ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’. Ah yes, this is the same Manorama.


Song – Aankhon Ko Aankhon Se Do Chaar Kiye Jaao (Ghar Ki Izzat) (1948) Singer – Ram Kamlani, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – IC Kapoor, MD – Pt Gobind Ram
Shamshad Begum + Ram Kamlani

Lyrics 

aankhon se aankhon ko
aankhon se aankhon ko do chaar kiye jaao
pyaar kiye jaao ji
pyaar kiye jaao
aankhon se aankhon ko
aankhon se aankhon ko do chaar kiye jaao
pyaar kiye jaao ji
pyaar kiye jaao

hai teer nigaahon mein
aur bijli adaaon mein
hai teer nigaahon mein
aur bijli adaaon mein
bas yun hi mere dil pe
tum vaar kiye jaao
bas yun hi mere dil pe
tum vaar kiye jaao
pyaar kiye jaao ji
pyaar kiye jaao

aankhon se aankhon ko
aankhon se aankhon ko do chaar kiye jaao
pyaar kiye jaao ji
pyaar kiye jaao

o mast nazar aaj tu
masti ko luta de
aur chaand se chehre se zara
zulfen hataa de
jo dil mein tere hai
jo dil mein tere hai
wo nigaahon se suna de
ulfat ke nibhaane ka iqraar kiye jaao
ulfat ke nibhaane ka iqraar kiye jaao
pyaar kiye jaao ji
pyaar kiye jaao

aankhon se aankhon ko
aankhon se aankhon ko do chaar kiye jaao
pyaar kiye jaao ji
pyaar kiye jaao

pehlu mein mere chhota sa ik
sehma hua hai dil
har taar hai is dil ka
tere pyaar ke kaabil
aa dekh sajaa rakhi hai
kis thaath se mehfil
aa dekh sajaa rakhi hai
kis thaath se mehfil
ji jaan ka nazraana sarkaar liye jaao
ji jaan ka nazraana sarkaar liye jaao
pyaar kiye jaao ji
pyaar kiye jaao

aankhon se aankhon ko
aankhon se aankhon ko do chaar kiye jaao
pyaar kiye jaao ji
pyaar kiye jaao

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आँखों से आँखों को
आँखों से आँखों को दो चार किए जाओ
प्यार किए जाओ जी
प्यार किए जाओ
आँखों से आँखों को
आँखों से आँखों को दो चार किए जाओ
प्यार किए जाओ जी
प्यार किए जाओ

है तीर निगाहों में
और बिजली अदाओं में
है तीर निगाहों में
और बिजली अदाओं में
बस यूं ही मेरे दिल पे
तुम वार किए जाओ
बस यूं ही मेरे दिल पे
तुम वार किए जाओ
प्यार किए जाओ जी
प्यार किए जाओ

आँखों से आँखों को
आँखों से आँखों को दो चार किए जाओ
प्यार किए जाओ जी
प्यार किए जाओ

ओ मस्त नज़र आज तू
मस्ती को लुटा दे
और चाँद से चेहरे से ज़रा
ज़ुल्फें हटा दे
जो दिल में तेरे है
जो दिल में तेरे है
वो निगाहों से सुना दे
उल्फ़त के निभाने का इक़रार किए जाओ
उल्फ़त के निभाने का इक़रार किए जाओ
प्यार किए जाओ जी
प्यार किए जाओ

आँखों से आँखों को
आँखों से आँखों को दो चार किए जाओ
प्यार किए जाओ जी
प्यार किए जाओ

पहलू में मेरे छोटा सा इक
सहमा हुआ है दिल
हर तार है इस दिल का
तेरे प्यार के क़ाबिल
आ देख सजा राखी है
किस ठाठ से महफिल
आ देख सजा राखी है
किस ठाठ से महफिल
जी जान का नज़राना सरकार लिए जाओ
जी जान का नज़राना सरकार लिए जाओ
प्यार किए जाओ जी
प्यार किए जाओ

आँखों से आँखों को
आँखों से आँखों को दो चार किए जाओ
प्यार किए जाओ जी
प्यार किए जाओ


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“Mr X”(1957) was produced by G P Sippy and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Sippy Films Limited, Bombay. This “crime” movie had Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaiwant, Johny Walker, Pran, Nishi, Hari Shivdasani, Rajan Kapoor, Leela Mishra, Ameerbai, Sheila Vaz, Helen etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Mr X”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Tanveer Naqvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

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


Song-Beech bhare baazaar karenge tumse aankhen chaar (Mr X)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Tanveer Naqvi, MD-N Datta

Lyrics

beech bhare baazaar
beech bhare baazaar
karenge
tumse aankhen chaar
hamaara duniya kya kar legi
hamaara duniya kya kar legi

apni bala se
jalte hain to
jale zamaane waale ae ae
apni bala se
jalte hain to
jale zamaane waale
apna rasta dekhen
humko raah dikhaane waale
humko raah dikhaane waale
jaayenge us paar
jaayenge us paar
gira ke rasmon ki deewaar
hamaara duniya kya kar legi
hamaara duniya kya kar legi
beech bhare baazaar
karenge tumse aankhen chaar
hamaara duniya kya kar legi
hamaara duniya kya kar legi

dil hai apna
nazren apni
phir kaisi majboori ee ee
dil hai apna
nazren apni
phir kaisi majboori
nahin darenge
karenge apni har ik khwaahish poori
karenge har ik khwaahish poori
sacha ho gar pyaar
sacha ho gar pyaar
to hoga apna beda paar
hamaara duniya kya kar legi
hamaara duniya kya kar legi


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“Birha Ki Raat” (1950) was directed by Jagidaar for Noble Arts Production. The movie had Dev Anand, Snehprabha, Nargis, Snehprabha, Om Prakash, Jagirdar, Madan Puri etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. seven songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the eightt and final song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This rare song is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. Sarshar Sailaani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagartam.

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

With this song, “Birha Ki Raat” (1950) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog. It is the first movie in nearly four weeks to get YIPPEED in the blog. This YIPPEE project as well as the debutant movie project have slowed down of late, but hopefully it is just a temporary phase of lull.


Song-Bas dekhte hi dil mera deewaaana ho gaya(Birha Ki Raat)(1950) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Sarshar Sailaani, Husnlal Bhagatram
Chorus

Lyrics

unka qusoor thhaa
na hamaara qusoor thha
aankhon mein aankhen daal ke ae
dekha zurooor thha
aaa aaa aaa

bas dekhte hi
bas dekhte hi dil mera deewaaana ho gaya
haay pehli mulaaqaat
haay pehli mulaaqaat ka bahaana ho gaya

dil ki baat lab pe aayi
aa ke reh gayi
dil ki baat lab pe aayi
aa ke reh gayi
lab jo baat keh na sake
aankh keh gayi
haaye aankh keh gayi
bas itni si
bas itni si baat ka fasaana ho gaya
haay pehli mulaaqaat
haay pehli mulaaqaat ka bahaana ho gaya
bas dekhte hi

jaadoo bhare nainwa ko maan gaye ham
jaadoo bhare nainwa ko maan gaye ham
pyaar kise kehte hain ye jaan gaye ham
haaye jaan gaye ham
lo aaj samaa
lo aaj samaa aur bhi suhaana ho gaya
haay pehli mulaaqaat
haay pehli mulaaqaat ka bahaana ho gaya
bas dekhte hi
bas dekhte hi dil mera deewaana ho gaya
haay pehli mulaaqaat
haay pehli mulaaqaat ka bahaana ho gaya


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“Birha Ki Raat” (1950) was directed by Jagidaar for Noble Arts Production. The movie had Dev Anand, Snehprabha, Nargis, Snehprabha, Om Prakash, Jagirdar, Madan Puri etc in it.
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“Jaadoo Nagri”(1961) was directed by Radhakant for Mukul Pictures, Bombay. the movie had Ranjan, Vijaya Chaudhary, Tiwari, Helen, Majnoon etc in it.
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“Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”(1947) was directed by Vijay Bhatt for Prakash Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Arun Ahuja, Mridula,Yakub,Umakant, Leela Pawar, Bikram Kapoor etc in it.
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“Son of Sindbad”(1958) was produced by Ram Kamlani and Balwant Bhatt, and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Neo Light Films, Bombay. The movie had Premnath, Jabeen, Bhagwan, Poornima, Nishi, Tiwari, Cuckoo, Shammi, Sunder, Kuldeep Kaur, Jagdeep, Samson, Jagdish, Ridku, Kriplani, K Tewari, Saroj, Heera, Fazlu, Sayyed, Keshav, Abdul, Kenny etc in it.
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