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Archive for the ‘“Aankh” song’ Category


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Blog Day : 3777 Post No. : 14755

“Anmol Ratan”(1950) was directed by M Sadiq for Jaimini Dewan Productions, Bombay. The movie had Meena (Shorey ?), Karan Dewan, Gope, Gulab, Madan Puri, Nirmala ec in it. The movie had eleven songs in it. As many as ten songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the ten songs from the movie that are already covered:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Laakhon mein ek hamaare sainyya laakhon mein ek 3652 14-Mar-11
Jab kisi ke rukh pe zulfen 5519 24-Feb-12
Taare wohi hain chaand wohi hai 6090 17-Jun-12
Yaad aane waale phir yaad aa rahe hain 7573 28-Feb-13
Dard mila hai tere pyaar ki nishaani 7711 19-Mar-13
Morey dwaar khule hain 7750 25-Mar-13
Shiqwa tere main gaaun 8333 12-Jul-13
Sajan aaye aadhi raat 12408 28-Sep-16
Kaale kaale baadalon mein paani 13884 7-Jan-18
Koi kah de balamwa se ut nahin jaaye 14743 12-Nov-18

Here is the eleventh and final song from “Anmol Ratan”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

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

With this song, “Anmol Ratan”(1950) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Mere ghoonghat mein do nain pukaaren piya piya din rain (Anmol Ratan)(1950) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Vinod

Lyrics

mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain
ho mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain
ho o o
bedardi aaja re
bedardi aaja re
naina dete duhaai
duhaai re ae
naina dete duhaai
mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain

raat pade sab jag soye
birhan ko neend na aaye
raat pade sab jag soye
birhan ko neend na aaye
taaron ki jhurmath mein aen aen chanda hansi udaaye
taaron ki jhurmath mein aen aen chanda hansi udaaye
o o
door desh ke vaasi tohe zara laaj na aayi
laaj na aayi re
naina dete duhaai
mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain
ho o o
bedardi aaja re
bedardi aaja re
naina dete duhaai
duhaai re
naina dete duhaai

aa main tere dil mein bhar doon apne dil ki haaye
aa main tere dil mein bhar doon apne dil ki haaye
phir tu jaan sakega aa aa
kya hai peer paraayi
phir tu jaan sakega aa aa
kya hai peer paraayi
o o
bedardi ke pyaar mein
maine yoonhi umar ganwaai
umar ganwaai re ae
naina dete duhaai
mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain
ho o o
bedardi aaja re
bedardi aaja re
naina dete duhaai
duhaai re
naina dete duhaai

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Blog Day : 3757 Post No. : 14725

Today (31 october 2018) is the 43rd remembrance day of S D Burman (1 october 1906- 31 october 1975).

As a tribute, we already had a long and interesting article on S D Burman by our inhouse HFM historian cum researcher Mr Sadanand Kamath.

SLBC (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation too spent almost the whole broadcast duration today by playing 27 S D Burman compositions today out of 28- the last being a K L Saigal song, of course. 27 S D Burman composition out of 670 odd HFM songs that S D Burman composed in his career work out to about 4 % of all S D Burman HFM songs.

My way of paying tributes to HFM artists is to present detaile filmography of those artists. It is no different today. Here in this aricle I will provide full filmography of S D Burman as far as Hindi movies are concerned.

S D Burman composed musuc in 89 released movies and one unreleased movie, as far as I can tell. As many as 74 of these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog. Overall, S D Burman composed some 670 songs in these movies. This blog has 626 of these songs. The blog also has 5 non film songs composed by S D Burman.

So in summary, only around 45 SD Burman HFM songs from 15 movies are left to be covered. All of these songs may not be available. My guess is that another 30 odd songs out of these 45 may be available and then S D Burman willjoin artists like K L Saigal and Suraiyya whose available songs are fully represented in the blog.

Here are the details of S D Burman songs from his hindi movies :-

Movie Name Year Songs in the blog Songs in movie Remarks
Aath Din 1946 6 7 Balance song not available
Shikaari 1946 9 10 Balance song not available
Dil Ki Raani 1947 9 9 One multiple version song
Chittor Vijay 1947 0 8 Songs of this movie are not available
Do Bhai 1947 9 9
Vidya 1948 10 10
Kamal 1949 10 10
Shabnam 1949 10 10
Afsar 1950 7 7
Mashaal 1950 7 7
Pyaar 1950 8 8
Baazi 1951 8 8
Bahaar 1951 8 8
Buzdil 1951 6 6
Ek Nazar 1951 9 9
Naujawaan 1951 7 7
Sazaa 1951 8 8
Jaal 1952 8 8
Laal Kunwar 1952 8 11
Armaan 1953 8 8
Baabla 1953 6 6
Jeevan Jyoti 1953 9 9
Shahanshah 1953 9 9
Angaarey 1954 10 10
Chaalis Baba Ek Chor 1954 8 12
Radha Krishna 1954 2 9
Taxi Driver 1954 8 8
Devdas 1955 10 10
House No 44 1955 8 8
Mad Bhare Nain 1955 8 8
Munim Ji 1955 11 11
Society 1955 8 8
Funtoosh 1956 8 8
Miss India 1957 10 10
Nau Do Gyarah 1957 8 8
Paying Guest 1957 7 7
Pyaasa 1957 11 11
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 1958 8 8
Kaala Paani 1958 6 6
Lajwanti 1958 6 6
Sitaaron se Aage 1958 8 10
Solva Saal 1958 5 5
Insaan Jaag Uthhaa 1959 7 7
Kaaghaz Ke Phool 1959 7 7
Sujata 1959 7 7
Apna Haath Jagannaath 1960 8 8
Bambai Ka Babu 1960 7 7
Bewaqoof 1960 9 9
Ek Ke Baad Ek 1960 8 8
Kaal Bazaar 1960 8 8
Manzil 1960 8 8
Miyaa Biwi Raazi 1960 7 7
Baat Ek Raat Ki 1962 8 8
Dr Vidya 1962 8 8
Naughty Boy 1962 6 8
Bandini 1963 7 7
Meri Soorat Teri Aankhen 1963 6 6
Tere Ghar Ke Saamne 1963 7 7
Benazir 1964 11 11
Kaise Kahoon 1964 7 7
Ziddi 1964 8 8
Guide 1965 10 10
Teen Deviyaan 1965 6 6
Jewel Thief 1967 7 7
Aradhana 1969 7 7
Jyoti 1969 5 5
Talaash 1969 8 8
Gambler 1970 5 5
Ishq Par Zor Nahin 1970 5 8
Prem Pujari 1970 7 7
Naya Zamaana 1971 7 7
Sharmeeli 1971 7 7
Tere Mere Sapne 1971 9 9
Anuraag 1972 6 6
Ye Gulistaan Hamaara 1972 4 7
Zindagi Zindagi 1972 7 7
Abhimaan 1973 7 7
Chhupa Rustam 1973 4 7
Jugnu 1973 6 6
Phagun 1973 3 6
Prem Nagar 1974 8 8
Sagina 1974 4 4
Us Paar 1974 5 5
Chupke Chupke 1975 4 4
Mili 1975 3 3
Arjun Pandit 1976 2 3
Baarood 1976 5 5
Deewaangi 1976 1 1
Tyaag 1976 1 5
Saaz (UR) 0 0
Total 89 movies 626 671 74 YIPPEED

As a tribute to S D Burman,I have chosen a song from “Naughty Boy”(1962).

“Naughty Boy”(1962) was produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Kishore Kumar, Kalpana, Omprakash, Sundar, Madan Puri, Kanu Roy, Krishnkant, Kundan, Praveen Paul, Shivraj, Sulochana Cahtterji, Prretibala, Nand Kishore, Masud, Paachhi, Manjula, Samar Chatterji, Kamaldeep, etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

The song is picturised on Kishore Kumar and others. One can see, among others, Edvina in the picturisation of this song. I am not familiar with others visible. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors in the picturisation.


Song-Nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare (Naughty Boy)(1962) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

nazre milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil

zaalim hamaare dil ko na todo
chhupna chhupaana chhodo
haan
zaalim hamaare dil ko na todo
chhupna chhupaana chhodo
tere bin ab mera jeena mushqil hai
jeena mushqil hai
nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil

seekha hai humne jab tumpe marna
phir dard se kya darna
haan
seekha hai humne jab tumpe marna
phir dard se kya darna
mohabbat dariya hai
dard saahil hai
dard saahil hai
wo wo wo wo wo wo
nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil

maana ki tu to husn e jahaan hai
humsa bhi aashiq kahaan hai
haan
maana ki tu to husne jahaan hai
humsa bhi aashiq kahaan hai
ye tera banda bhi tere kaabil hai
tere kaabil hai
nazren milaa ke jo duniya ki nazron se dare
milna na chaahe jo milne ke vaade hi kare
wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil
wo wo wo to buzdil hai
bada buzdil


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Blog Day : 3753 Post No. : 14718

“Angulimaal”(1960) was produced by M/s Prakash Veramal and directed by Prakash Bhatt for P V Films, Bombay. This “historical” movie had Nimmi, Bharat Bhushan, Anita Guha, Ulhas, Chandrashekhar, Achla Sachdev, Manmohan Krishn, Prem Adib, Kesri, Rammohan, Vinod Kumar, Sheela Kashmiri, Bimla, 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 “Angulimaal”(1960) to appear in the blog. According to HFGK (and dutifuly copied by others), this song is sung by Meena Kapoor and chorus, but one can clearly notie the voice of Asha Bhonsle too in the last stanza.

Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

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


Song-Mere chanchal naina madhur ras ke bhare(Angulimaal)(1960) Singers-Meena Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Anil Biswas
Chorus

Lyrics

mere chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina
karo preet karo preet
koyi apna lo meet
boley man kee maina
o o o
chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina

wo dhhalka wo chhalka re palkon mein pyaar
kare rah rah ke vaar
kaajal kaa singaar
kare rah rah ke vaar
kaajal kaa singaar

wo dhalka wo chhalka re palkon mein pyaar
kare rah rah ke vaar
kaajal kaa singaar
kare rah rah ke vaar
kaajal kaa singaar

kaale baalon mein simti
saawan kee ghata
leke kaali raina
kaale baalon mein simti
saawan kee ghata
leke kaali raina
o o o chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina

baaje runjhun madhur madhur kangna
aaye aane waale aaj hamaare angna
baaje runjhun madhur madhur kangna
aaye aanewaale aaj hamaare angna
madhu chhand anand mein hoke magan
naache chapal charan
madhu chhand anand mein hoke magan
naache chapal charan
geeton mein machalkar goonj uthe ae ae ae
man ke baina
geeton mein machalkar goonj uthe ae ae man ke baina

o o o chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina
o o o chanchal naina
madhu ras ke bhare
mere chanchal naina


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Blog Day : 3746 Post No. : 14708

“Majboori”(1954) also known as “Chhoti Bahan”(1954) was directed by Ram Daryani for Murli Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Balraj Sahani, Shyama, Gope, Kumar, Jeevan, Gulab, Pramila etc in it.

The movie had 8 songs in it which were penned by D N Madhok (7) and Pandit Gaafil (1).

Three songs have been covered in the past. Here is the fourth song from “Majboori”(1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song is penned by D N Madhok. Music is composed by Robin Chatterji.

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


Song-Aankhen ro ro haar gayin (Majboori)(1954) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

aankhen ro ro haar gayin
aankhen ro ro haar gayin
armaan tadap kar choor huye
aise mein dil thhaam ke hum
haan kehne par majboor huye
aankhen ro ro haar gayin

rote armaanon aao
lag jaao kaleje se mere
rote armaanon aao
lag jaao kaleje se mere
jo tumne gharonde baandhe thhe
haaye wo gharonde choor huye
aankhen ro ro haar gayin
armaan tadap kar choor huye
aise mein dil thhaam ke hum
haan kehne par majboor huye
aankhen ro ro haar gayin

jis duniya mein humne laakhon
shauk se phool khilaaye thhe
jis duniya mein humne laakhon
shauk se phool khilaaye thhe
ek bujhe dil ko lekar
hum us duniya se door huye
aankhen ro ro haar gayin
armaan tadap kar choor huye
aise mein dil thhaam ke hum
haan kehne par majboor huye
aankhen ro ro haar gayin


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.

Blog Day :

3742 Post No. : 14698 Movie Count :

4018

Missing Films of 1960s – 82
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Our journey of missing 1960s films continues. Coming to the next film – this one is ‘Veer Amar Singh Rathaur’ from 1970.

This film is from the banner of Sudarshan Chitra, Bombay, and is directed by Radhakant. The cast of actors listed for this film are Dev Kumar, Kumkum, Zeb Rehman, Tiwari, Jeevan, Kamal Kapoor, Johnny Whisky, and Jeevankala amongst others.

A film by this title was also made in 1957 – a slight variation in name – it was titled ‘Amar Singh Rathaur’. The earlier film had Jairaj and Nirupa Roy in lead roles. And it had 12 songs written by Bharat Vyas and composed by Sanmukh Babu Upadhyay. The 1970 reprisal has Dev Kumar and Kum Kum in lead roles. And this version has 14 songs all written and composed by Prem Dhawan.

There is possibly another film by this name, released later than 1980, but I am not very certain.

Prem Dhawan, who is known much better as a songwriter, has also worked as a music director for about 15 to 18 films during is career, about 5 of which are Punjabi films. He has mostly worked as a composer for films for which he also has written the songs. In one film, he has composed songs written by Kavi Pradeep (for ‘Kisaan Aur Bhagwa’, 1974) and for one more film, he has composed songs written by Ali Sardar Jafri (for ‘Naxalites’, 1980).

Only the audio of this song is available, but from listening to it, one can surmise that this song is a twin dance song. The singing voices in this all female duet are of Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. I request other readers and friends who may have seen this film, to please add more information about this song, and the film.

A very peppy dance song, that talks about the ill effects of falling in love, and also of the sweet emotions. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Akhiyan Mila Ke Akhiyan  (Veer Amar Singh Rathaur) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

ho akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
ho main to baaz aai
ho main to pachhtaai
ke jaagun ab saari saari ratiyaan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

jab se dekha hai dharti ka chaand
tab se dekha na chanda gagan ka
udd gai ab to aankhon ki neend
hosh kis ko hai ab tan badan ka
ke dagar bhool chali
haaye
ke nagar bhool chali

haaye
bhooli jaati hain bachpan ki sakhiyaan

haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

haaye ye meethi meethi jalan
pyaar kehta hai jis ko zamaana
ab to jitna tadapta hai dil
dard lagta hai utna suhaana
unhin ki baat sochun
haaye
yahi din raat sochun

haaye
kaise un se kahun dil ki batiyaan

haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

koi leta hai jab unka naam
mann hi mann jhoom leti hoon main to
jaane kyon dekh ke aainaa
apna munh choom leti hoon main to
ke khud hi likhti rahoon
haaye
ke khud hi padhti rahoon
oy
jaane kitni hi pyaar bhari patiyaan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

o main to baaz aai
o main to pachhtaai
ke jaagun ab saari saari ratiyaan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हो मैं तो बाज़ आई
हो मैं तो पछताई
के जागूँ अब सारी सारी रतियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ

जब से देखा है धरती का चाँद
तब से देखा ना चंदा गगन का
उड़ गई अब तो आँखों की नींद
होश किसको है तन बदन का
के डगर भूल चली
हाए
के नगर भूल चली
हाए
भूली जाती हूँ बचपन की सखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ

हाए ये मीठी मीठी जलन
प्यार कहता है जिसको ज़माना
अब तो जितना तड़पता है दिल
दर्द लगता है उतना सुहाना
उन्हीं की बात सोचूँ
हाए
यही दिन रात सोचूँ
हाए
कैसे उनसे कहूँ दिल की बतियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ

कोई लेता है जब उनका नाम
मन ही मन झूम लेती हूँ मैं तो
जाने क्यों देख के आईना
अपना मुंह चूम लेती हूँ मैं तो
के खुद ही लिखती रहूँ
हाए
के खुद ही पढ़ती रहूँ
ओय
जाने कितनी ही प्यार भरी पतियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ

ओ मैं तो बाज़ आई
ओ मैं तो पछताई
के जागूँ अब सारी सारी रतियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ


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.

Blog Day :

3738 Post No. : 14691 Movie Count :

4015

Missing Films of 1960s – 80
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Aha, good going at 80. If I am lucky, I may get to a century with this series. 🙂

Today’s film is just about at the bottom of the decade. The film name is ‘Ye Khoon Rang Laayega’ from 1970. Considering the alphabetic listing scheme by year, you will find this film at the second last position in GK volume no. 4 (of the regular set of Hindi films of that decade).

Once again, a song that has been sitting in my collection for oh so long. Picked it up today and listened to it for the first time. Music director – Robin Bannerji. And I just do not seem to be getting enough listen of this song. What a wonderful twin dance duet – voices are Usha Mangeshkar and Krishna Kalle. K Kalle’s voice seems to be somewhat subdued in the company of the razor sharp voice of Usha M. But together, they are a magic weaved by the music director. Listening to such songs, one always is left with a craving – wish Robin Bannerji had done more films in his career. But that was not to be. Most of the decade of the 1970s and part of 1980s, was lost in battling ill health, compounded by two unfortunate accidents. He passed away on 27th July, 1986.

The film is from the banner of Sanjay Films, Bombay and is directed by Roshan Bhardwaj. The six listed songs are penned by two lyricists – Anjaan and Yogesh – honor shared equally. This song is written by Yogesh. The star cast of the film is interesting – Helen, Randhawa, Mukri, SK Prem, Uma Dutt, Gul Hamid, Shaam Kumar, Saudagar Singh, Dhanraj, Ridku, Ratnamala, Lalita Desai, Sushma, Poonam Kapoor, Ishwar Bhai, Khurshid Khan, Kesari, Madhumati, Rani, and Lakshmichaya amongst others.

Let’s listen to this wonderfully crafted all female duet. And let’s continue to wonder – about these lesser known but highly talented artists.

Song – Qayaamat Hai Teri Nigaahon Ka Jaadu  (Ye Khoon Rang Laayega) (1970) Singer – Usha Mangeshkar, Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Robin Bannerji
Usha Mangeshkar + Krishna Kalle

Lyrics

qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo

qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo

qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu

qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu

hai tauba tauba khuda jaane dil ko kya hoga
kya hoga
tauba
tauba

nahin jab raha mujhko khud pe hi kaabu
nahin jab raha mujhko khud pe hi kaabu

hai tauba tauba khuda jaane dil ko kya hoga
kya hoga

aap ki har adaa
marhabaa marhabaa
ik nasha saah mein
ho gaya ba-khuda
haaye ye kya baat hui
khoob mulaqaat hui
dhadke mera dil deewaana
qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo
qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo
hai tauba tauba khuda jaane dil ko kya hoga
kya hoga
tauba
tauba

aap ki shokhiyaan
hain ghazab meharbaan
aap kya hans padey
gir gayin bijliyaan
haaye meri jaan gayi
main tujhe maan gayi
chhodo bhi ye muskuraana
qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo
qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo
hai tauba tauba khuda jaane dil ko kya hoga
kya hoga
tauba
tauba

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ

क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ

क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू

क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू

हाए तौबा तौबा खुदा जाने दिल को क्या होगा
क्या होगा
तौबा
तौबा

नहीं जब रहा मुझको खुद पे ही काबू
नहीं जब रहा मुझको खुद पे ही काबू
हाए तौबा तौबा खुदा जाने दिल को क्या होगा
क्या होगा

आप की हर अदा
मरहबा मरहबा
इक नशा साह में
हो गया बा-खुदा
हाए ये क्या बात हुई
खूब मुलाक़ात हुई
धड़के मेरा दिल दीवाना
क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
हाए तौबा तौबा खुदा जाने दिल को क्या होगा
क्या होगा
तौबा
तौबा

आप की शोखियाँ
हैं ग़ज़ब महरबाँ
आप क्या हंस पड़े
गिर गईं बीजलियाँ
हाए मेरी जान गई
मैं तुझे मान गई
छोड़ो भी ये मुसकुराना
क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
हाए तौबा तौबा खुदा जाने दिल को क्या होगा
क्या होगा
तौबा
तौबा

 


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.

Blog Day :

3737 Post No. : 14687 Movie Count :

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Today’s song is from a saint film, ‘Sant Sakhu’ (1941).

Out of the many saints that came from Maharashtra, like Tukaram, Ramdas, Gyaneshwar etc, Sakhu was probably the only female saint on whom a bilingual film – Hindi and Marathi – was made. Unlike other saints, Sakhu possibly was not a historical figure because no mention about her is found anywhere in any document. Nevertheless, she was extremely popular amongst the rural folks of not only Maharashtra but also was a popular name in Karnataka, Andhra, Tamilnadu and Orissa. In the pre independence era, Sakhu or Sakhubai was quite a common name in these areas. I remember that we had a maid servant named Sakhubai in our Hyderabad home. She was a Telugu woman, did not know Marathi, but knew who Sakhu was !

The film was made by Prabhat Films, which was known to make mythological, religious and social films. It started its talkie era with ‘Ayodhya Ka Raja’ – a bilingual in Hindi and Marathi, in the year 1932. This is the oldest Indian talkie film available today, based on the story of King Harishchandra and Taramati. As the time went by, Prabhat became famous for its meaningful films. Apart from V. Shantaram, other partners of Prabhat, like Keshavrao Dhaiber, Damle and Fattelal and even the assistant of Shantaram, K. Narayan Kale had directed few films. However only the films directed by Shantaram became hits and were popular, with the exception of Sant Tukaram  (1936) a Marathi film.

While forming the company, the partners had chosen their fields of activity, like Damle was expert in sound recording and engineering, Fattelal was very good in art direction, set making etc. and Dhaiber was good at cinematography. Direction was unanimously allotted to V Shantaram. In the following years when only Shantaram’s name became famous, there was envy among the other partners. Shantaram too sensed it and tried to prove that he was a team man and helped others whenever required in their directorial efforts. But the seed of envy soon became a big tree and things were made difficult for Shantaram.

Another point known only to very few and which was never elaborated by Shantaram himself, was also at work. In the early years of Prabhat Films, one of the partners – S Fattelal married the company’s heroine Gulab Bai aka Kamlabai (she was the girl who blows the tutari in Prabhat’s logo). Disturbed by this event and fearing public ire, the company made a rule that hereafter no partner of the company should get involved in any actress or employee of the company and if it does happen, he should leave the company forthwith. This rule was used when in 1937, one of the partners, Keshavrao Dhaiber married Nalini Tarkhud, heroine of film ‘Rajput Ramani’ (1936), which he had directed. Consequently, Dhaiber left Prabhat and started his own company, Jaishree Films.

During the making of film ‘Padosi’ (1941) (‘Shejari’ in Marathi), V. Shantaram fell in love with the heroine of the Marathi version, Jaishree (Kamulkar) and married her on 26-10-1941. (He already had one wife, Vimlabai and 4 children). The envious partners got this solid point against Shantaram. The pressure increased on him to quit. Finally, Shantaram left Prabhat films (for mixed reasons) on 13-4-1941. He even left Poona and took up a job in Government’s Film Division, before establishing his own Rajkamal Kalamandir.

During all these happenings, film ‘Sant Sakhu’ was released at Central Talkies on 27-9-1941. Baburao Patel, in his Film India October ‘41 issue gave a mild review of the film. He, however, made a remark in his inimitable style-’the film is suitable for the old, women and children’. The film was directed by the duo of S Fattelal and VG Damle. This pair had directed a silent film also, ‘Maharathi Karna’ in 1928. After that they were busy with their own specialty jobs. Subsequently, the pair was virtually pushed to direct film ‘Sant Tukaram’ (1936) in Marathi, by none other than Shantaram himself. This was his attempt to bring peace and harmony among the partners of Prabhat. He genuinely helped the duo and the reluctant pair flew on the seventh heaven, when ‘Sant Tukaram’ became one of the international hit films !!!

The music to film ‘Sant Sakhu’ was by the resident musician Keshavrao Bhole and the cast of the film was Hansa Wadkar, Shankar Kulkarni, Gauri, Shanta Mujumdar, Master Chhotu and many others. Lyrics were by PL Santoshi and Pt Mukhram Sharma. During the making of film Sant Sakhu, Mukhram Sharma and actress Shanta Mujumdar fell in love and got married also.

One name in the cast is that of Gauri. Her real name was Tanibai Dawari. She was with Prabhat since its inception and did small roles in silent films. She was totally illiterate and could not read or write. After the advent of the talkie films, she continued doing small roles in Prabhat films. When film ‘Sant Tukaram’ was being conceived, Shantaram started searching for an actress to do the role of Tukaram’s wife – Avali, who loved Tukaram but was sort of a shrew because she felt Vithoba Bhakti was spoiling Tukaram.

One day, Shantaram saw Gauri and he called her. Giving a copy of the script to her, he said, “You are selected to do the role of Avali. Now read the dialogues and be prepared”. Gauri was stunned. She did not know how to react. She could not read. She was sure that now she will be exposed and removed from service, as Prabhat did not employ illiterate people. She took the script and went out of the room. Music Director Keshavrao Bhole found her in a corner weeping. When he enquired repeatedly, Gauri explained everything. Bhole pacified her and said, “Dont worry”. From that day onwards he taught Gauri reading and writing for 8 hours a day for 15 days. Being a sharp student Gauri picked it up very quickly, as it was a do or die situation.

Her role in film Sant Tukaram was lauded by one and all. It was praised even in the Venice film festival. Prabhat gave her a special award also. Gauri continued with Prabhat till it was making films. Then she retired from films and settled in Poona, doing some household jobs for survival. Unfortunately the Panshet flood disaster in Poona in 1961, washed out everything she had. She returned to her hometown, Kagal, near Kolhapur. In 1964, a film on Tukaram “Tuka Zalase Kalas” in Marathi was launched. Sulochana Latkar was to do the role of Tukaram’s wife, Avali. She wanted to take blessings from Gauri – the original Avali. Sulochana went to Kagal and took her blessings. She gave her a saree and some money too. Soon after this, Gauri aka Tanibai Dawari passed away.

Here is the story of film ‘Sant Sakhu’

Sakhu Bai (Hansa Wadkar), an ardent devotee of Vithal, lives with her husband (Shankar Kulkarni) and a cruel mother-in-law – Mhalsa Kaku (Gauri). The mother thinks that her daughter-in-law will spoil her only son and then he will start neglecting his mother. Her husband also does not say anything to his mother because he thinks that since he is her only son, people will disrespect him and his wife if he takes his wife’s side. So Sakhu has to bear all the ill-treatment silently. She worships Vitthala with all her heart and forgets her daily sufferings.

One day, her husband’s sister, Kalawati (Shanta Mujumdar) returns from her home with her daughter. She tells her mother how she was beaten by her mother-in-law and her husband and how they threw her out of the house. Her mother tells her to live in her home with his brother. She also starts troubling Sakhu, because she envies how his brother loves her. One day, Sakhu’s husband falls ill and Sakhu defies her mother-in-law’s order and comforts her husband rather than doing her prescribed work. Sakhu’s mother-in-law tells her son that he has to choose between his mother and her; he chooses his mother and throws Sakhu out of the house.

A sad Sakhu sees a group of Vitthala devotees doing naam-kirtan (chanting of the Lord’s name). She joins the group and starts doing naam-kirtan. Her husband’s sister finds her and tells her mother about that. The mother-in-law arrives and drags her to her home and ties her to a pole. Sakhu starts crying and worships Vitthala and after some time, things take a different turn. God Vithal appears there and releases her, taking her place as Sakhu. Now Sakhu is free to go to Pandharpur for the darshan of Vithal, along with the Varkaris. The movie ends with two Sakhus coming face to face. People get dumbfounded by seeing two Sakhus and start thinking that she is a ghost. The movie ends by clearing everyone’s doubts.

Let us now listen to this duet by Vinodini Dikshit and Vasant Desai (who was Keshavrao Bhole’s assistant in this film). With this song, the film ‘Sant Sakhu’ makes a debut on the blog.

(Credits – Book of Isak Mujawar, Book by Bhai Bhagat, Wikipedia, HFGK, Prabhat’s website and my notes.)


Song – Roop Ye Anoop Dekh Ke Nayan (Sant Sakhu) (1941) Singers – Vasant Desai, Vinodini Dixit, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, Music – Keshav Rao Bhole
Vasant Desai + Vinodini Dixit

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ke roop mein
samaa gaye
roop ke roop mein
samaa gaye
roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ye anoop

chhaaya tera rang
mere ang ang
chhaaya tera rang
mere ang ang
mann mein bhi
chhaaya paandurang
mann mein bhi
chhaaya paandurang
roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ye anoop
roop ye anoop
roop ye anoop
roop ye anoop

dekhe bina mohey
chain nahin aaye
dekhe bina mohey
dekhe bina mohey
chain nahin aaye
manaaye na maane
mora mann
manaaye na maane
mora mann

roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ke roop mein
samaa gaye

roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ye anoop

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप के रूप में
समा गए
रूप के रूप में
समा गए
रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप ये अनूप

छाया तेरा रंग
मेरे अंग अंग
छाया तेरा रंग
मेरे अंग अंग
मन में भी
छाया पांडुरंग
मन में भी
छाया पांडुरंग
रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप ये अनूप
रूप ये अनूप
रूप ये अनूप
रूप ये अनूप

देखे बिना मोहे
चैन नहीं आए
देखे बिना मोहे
देखे बिना मोहे
चैन नहीं आए
मनाए ना माने
मोरा मन
मनाए ना माने
मोरा मन

रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप के रूप में
समा गए

रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप ये अनूप


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Blog Day : 3723 Post No. : 14659

“Zaalim Jaadoogar”(1960) was produced and directed by Sultan for Firdaus Films Bombay. This movie, a fantasy movie had Hercules, Neeta, Rajrani, Shaam, Sujata Kumari, Harbans, Kenny, Leela, Bagla, Maqbool, Begam, Ameer Ahmad, Hameed Majnu, Zippy, Ghulam Hussain, Mansoor, Md Sandow, Moosa, Gopal, Badri Narayan, Shaukat, Saban Ali, Om Prakash etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Zaalim Jaadoogar”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Seeta Agrawal, Meenu Purushottam and chorus. Shor Niyazi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal.

Only the audio of the song is available. The song appears to be a qawwaali song.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Hamen yoon na dekho badi berukhi se (Zaalim Jaadoogar)(1960) Singers-Seeta Agrawal, Meenu Purushottam, Lyrics-Shor Niyazi, MD-Iqbal

<strongLyrics

hamen yoon na dekho badi berukhi se
kahin rooth jaayen na
ham zindagi se

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
hamen yoon na dekho
hamen yoon na dekho
haay hamen yoon na dekho
badi berukhi se
hamen yoon na dekho
badi berukhi se
zamaane mein ham bhi nahin kam kisi se
zamaane mein ham bhi nahin kam kisi se
hamen yoon na dekho
haay hamen yoon na dekho
badi berukhi se

agar tumse raushan hai jhilmil sitaare
mohabbat bhi zinda hai dam se hamaare
tumhe ho mubarak ye rangeen nazaare
hame kya garaj
haanji hamen kya garaj
chaand ki chaandni se
zamaane mein ham bhi nahin kam kisi se
zamaane mein ham bhi nahin kam kisi se
hamen yoon na dekho
haay hamen yoon na dekho badi berukhi se

kasam aapki dil se dil ko milaa kar
hamaari wafaaon ko tum aajmaa kar
hamen apna kah do zara muskura kar
ye dil kya hai
haanji ye dil kya hai
ham jaan de den khushi se
zamaane mein ham bhi nahin kam kisi se
zamaane mein ham bhi nahin kam kisi se
hame yoon na dekho
haay hamen yoon na dekho badi berukhi se

kisi din tumhen dil lagaana padega
kisi din tumhen dil lagaana padega
mohabbat mein aansu bahaana padega
mohabbat mein aansu bahaana padega
kabhi na kabhi sar jhukaana padega
chhudaaoge daaman
haan chhudaaoge daaman kahaan tak kisi se
zamaane mein ham bhi nahin kam kisi se
zamaane mein ham bhi nahin kam kisi se
hamen yoon na dekho
haay hamen yoon na dekho badi berukhi se
hamen yoon na dekho badi berukhi se


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.

Blog Day : 3719 Post No. : 14653

When ‘Bawarchi ‘ was released in 1972, I had seen it on the big screen in the theatre with family. In this film, Hrishikesh Mukherji has woven a remarkable story of a joint family and their interesting interactions. The head of the family (a widower), his three sons, two daughters in law, third son still a bachelor, and three children. The roles of the two daughters in law were played by Durga Khote and Usha Kiran. Being quite un-exposed to cinema otherwise (it was school years for me) I was quite unfamiliar with these two ladies when I saw this film for the first time.

I was later to recall these two senior actresses, when I would get to see their earlier, older films. The first such re-introduction was when I saw ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960) on TV for the first time. Then I came to recognize Durga Khote in her role as Jodha Bai, and connected her with her role in ‘Baawarchi’. The two films had a difference of 12 years, and decidedly, she is looking much younger and sweeter in her role as Badi Maa in ‘Baawarchi’, compared to her royal appearance as the empress of India and wife of Emperor Akbar. One scene (from ‘Baawarchi’) that really amazed me and mesmerized me, is the family song situation from an early morning impromptu get together of the family members – “Bhor Aayee Gaya Andhiyaara”. During the course of this song, the two supposedly middle aged daughters in law perform the rapid pace thaap steps dance to the rapid taal – “dhiga tum naa naa naa naa naa” being rendered by the family help Raghu (role played by Rajesh Khanna). It was a real wonder to see the two ladies perform that sequence. A quick check reminded me that Durga Khote was, goodness, 67 years of age, when she performed in ‘Bawarchi’.

Remembering Durga Khote on the anniversary of her passing away (22nd September).

The first and the top most lady luminary of the Hindi cinema, Durga Khote was born on 14th January, 1905, in a well­ known family of Bombay. The family hailed from Goa and spoke Konkani at home. Her mother’s name was Manjulabai. Her father, Pandurang Shamrao Laud, was a famous lawyer and her brother was also a well known barrister. The young Vita Laud (her maiden before marriage) was educated, like her siblings, at Cathedral High School and St. Xavier’s College from where she did her B.A. While still in college, she was married into the Khote family, graduated and settled down with her husband. By the age of 26, she was a widowed mother of two sons – Bakul and Harin.

Into this scenario, and a life of a very traditional family, plopped in something utterly new – the world of cinema. Durga Khote wanted to work to support her children. In doing so, she became a pioneer of sorts. It was a time when the film industry was regarded as the preserve of the base and the bawdy. Also, most of the female characters were played by men at the time.

It all came about through her sister Shalini, also married and having amongst her circle of friends, a gentleman by the name JBH Wadia. At the time JBH was working with Mohan Bhavnani as the latter’s assistant. The talkies had just made their appearance on the silver screen. Bhavnani who had just made a picture, wanted to give it the box office appeal of a “talkie” ending. The picture starred Mrs. Bhavnani and her husband was  looking out for a girl who would feature with his wife in the climax scenes of the film. Approached by JBH, Shalini refused. But knowing Durga as a person who would try anything once, she recommended her. Durga was ready to have a go at the part, accepted the role and went off to the studios the same day. Mr. Bhavnani’s heterogeneous production was soon completed, printed and made ready for release.

The film flopped. And for the beautiful young housewife and mother there followed a period of embarrassment at being connected with a filmy disaster. The film was ‘Farebi Jaal’ (also titled as ‘Trapped’ in English). “That is just how I felt when I saw it. It was a terrible film,” Durga Khote recalls in an earlier interview. She goes on to say that, “. . . my position was more than awkward. I had suddenly achieved a fair measure of notoriety. I just couldn’t walk around in Girgaum without people pointing at me.”

Looking back on it she laughed at the by-gone crisis. Through all this turmoil and unease there was one solid consolation: both the Laud and the Khote families were far too intelligent and sophisticated to be worried by the affair. On the contrary “My families stood up for me” declared Durga Khote with a proud smile of affection.

Amongst those who saw the film ‘Trapped’, was the then up and coming producer and director V Shantaram. After seeing her performance, he offered her the female lead role of Taramati in the bilingual film ‘Ayodhyache Raaja’ – ‘Ayodhya Ka Raja’ (1932). Durga Khote saw in it an opportunity to vindicate herself. Once again encouraged by the families, she accepted the role and played it beautifully. The film was not only good but a big hit, in both the Hindi and Marathi versions.

V Shantaram simultaneously cast her also in ‘Maya Machhindra’ (again 1932). This was a also a smash hit. These two top successful films established her straight off as a top star. Following came a number of films that won her acclaim from the public and from the film industry. After the two fabulous successes in 1932, what followed is no less dazzling a repertoire of well known films and famous roles.

In 1933, she appeared opposite to Prithviraj Kapoor in the New Theatres Production from Calcutta – ‘Raajrani Meera’. This year also saw her play the lead role opposite to a very young and handsome new entrant into the industry – P Jairaj, in the film ‘Patit Paavan’ (Pratima Phototone, Bombay).

1934, and she is paired opposite to Prithviraj once again in ‘Seeta’, from East India Film Company in Calcutta.

1935, another production from New Theatres – ‘After The Earthquake’, as the female lead opposite to Syed Mohammed Nawab. And once again, paired with Jairaj in ‘Jeevan Natak’ – a Debaki Bose Production in Bombay.

In 1936 came one of her many superlative roles on the screen – ‘Amar Jyoti’ from the production house of Prabhat, with co stars Chandramohan, Vasanti and B Nandrekar.

She played the lead role in ‘Pratibha’ in 1937, opposite to Master Shyam; film by Shalini Cinetone.

1938, and she appeared in two films – ‘Nand Kumar’ (Jaishree Films), working with Govindrao Tembe and ‘Saathi’ from Natraj Films, paired with Mubarak – another popular hero of that era.

1939 saw her appearing with Prithviraj once again in the Ranjeet Studios production – ‘Adhoori Kahaani’.

In 1940 it is Chandramohan and the film is ‘Geeta’ from Circo Productions. Also in 1940 came the famous and popular hit film, ‘Narsi Bhagat’ working with Vishnupant Pagnis.

1941 and it is ‘Charnon Ki Daasi’ from Atre Pictures, paired with Gajanan Jagirdar.

In 1942, she appeared in 2 films, ‘Bharat Milap’ of Prakash Pictures, with co stars Prem Adeeb, Shahu Modak and Shobhana Samarth; and in ‘Vijay’ from National Studios, opposite to Harish.

1943 turned out to be a blockbuster year for her, appearing in the lead role in six films. She was seen in ‘Qurbani’ opposite to Ishwar Lal, ‘Mahasati Anusuya’ with Shahu Modak, E Billimoria and Shobhana Samarth; ‘Mahatama Vidur’ with Vishnupant Pagnis; ‘Tasveer’ – paired with the young newcomer Motilal; and ‘Zameen’, paired with Biswas. The listing for 1943 is complete only when we talk about the mega film from Minerva Movietone – ‘Prithvi Vallabh’ in which she is paired with Sohrab Modi.

In 1944, it is ‘Maharathi Karn’ paired with Prithviraj Kapoor once again, and ‘Dil Ki Baat’ a romantic social, working opposite to Ishwar Lal.

In 1945, it is ‘Lakahrani’ from Prabhat, working opposite to Sapru; ‘Panna Dai’ working with Chandramohan and Mubarak; and ‘Veer Kunal’ with Mubarak, Kishore Sahu and Shobhana Samarth.

In 1945, we also see a major qualitative shift in her career. She stepped away from lead roles and very gracefully migrated towards support roles as a character artist. ‘Village Girl’ was probably the first such film, in which she does not play the lead role. But her films and her roles continue to be significant and powerful.  She had already stated to play non-romantic lead roles in films like ‘Charnon Ki Daasi’ (1941) and ‘Bharat Milap’ (1942). Her filmography beyond 1945 speaks volumes of her prowess as an actress, and her ability to command the scenes, and the films. Moving to character roles, her assignments continue to increase, and she continued to be a busy and an in demand artist for another almost four decades. During her career, she has appeared in more than 200 films.

A special mentions needs to be made of the 1953 film ‘Chacha Chaudhry’ – a comedienne performance which took the industry and the public by storm. The brilliant timing of her expression, gestures, movement and dialogue combined to make that role such a scintillating comedy portrayal that she all but stole the picture from the consummate actor Raja Paranjpe – who doubled as director and lead player – and Dhumal. The three of them made it a slick, hilarious romp.

Durga Khote’s portrayals have been sensitive and consummate. Notable mentions must be made of some of her performances;

as Queen Kaikeyi in the 1942 film ‘Bharat Milap, jealously coveting the throne for her own son – her personification of the grasping queen made one understand if not quite condone the old king’s doting weakness;

as Shachi Devi, mother of Chaitanuya Mahaprabu in the 1953 biopic ‘Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’ – a heart-rending performance of a mother torn between her love for her son and the gratification she feels in his single-minded devotion to God, and her heartbreak for his bewildered, forsaken girl-bride, and her gradual resignation, made for a portrayal which was a gem of histrionic art;

as Jodha Bai, the empress of India, wife of Akbar – once again called upon to make a dreadful choice of loyalties, torn between the warring father and son – at first unable to invoke the blessings for her husband leaving for the battlefield, with the certainty of the fear that her son will be killed, and then when Akbar challenges her by attempting to erase the sindoor from her forehead, very sternly and studiously she performs the pooja giving the due honor to her suhaag even in the face of an eventuality of possibly losing her only child.

These and many other such power packed performances have made Durga Khote the dame thespian of the Indian cinema. She was honored with the Padam Shri award in 1968 and the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1983.

In 1950, Durga Khote naturally gravitated towards the stage and she joined the Marathi Sahitya Sangh, starting her long association with the theatre also. She kept busy acting in, producing and directing plays. She also founded Durga Khote Productions which produced short films – advertising, documentary, educational and industrial.

She continued to be active both in films and in theatre till the mid 1980s. After that, she moved into semi-retirement. She passed away this day, in 1991, in Bombay.

The film ‘Amar Jyoti’ has been acclaimed as a film much, much ahead of its time, both in terms of handling of the subject matter as well as in terms of technical finesse and special effects. The film represented India in the Venice film festival in 1937 and won praises and accolades as one of the best three films at the festival.

The film deals with the theme of suppression and negation of the role of the woman in the society, and one lady’s rebellion against it. As a subject, this was a daring endeavor by V Shantaram, given the prevalent sentiments in the society of that era. Nevertheless, this film was much acclaimed and became very popular at the box office too. Since the story revolves around pirates, scenes related to sailing ships and ships in conflict, it was a major accomplishment for the director, to be able to create the necessary environment within the studio, and film all the naval scenes using advanced special effects techniques, within the confines of the studio itself.

The film pertains to an undefined historical period. A queen (role played by Karuna Devi) and her cruel minister Durjay (role played by Chandramohan) are challenged by a woman turning a pirate and terrorizing the coastal provinces of the kingdom. This woman, Saudamini (role played by Durga Khote), has been much wronged by her husband. But when she pleads for justice from the royal court, Durjay decrees that a husband was the complete master of his wife, whom he could ill-treat, use as a chattel or dispose of as a slave. She is denied custody of her son by the queen, after she refuses to return to her matrimonial home. This greatly enrages Saudamini and drives her to revolt and seek revenge. She takes on the mantle of a male role and gets into a commanding position, as the captain of a pirate ship. She is assisted by her associate, Rekha (role played by Vasanti).

Durjay is captured and is kept as a prisoner with one of his legs cut off, to make him realize the eternally enslaved condition of women. Her next big catch is the princess Nandini (role played by Shanta Apte), the queen’s daughter. In her relationship with the princess, Saudamini plays an even bigger game by converting the princess to her creed of female emancipation, which considers love and marriage as a bondage. The princess suppresses her feelings for a shepherd boy, Sudhir (role played by B Nandrekar), whom she had met during her days in the pirate’s den. Unknown to even Saudamini, this shepherd boy is actually her own son, who was separated from her years ago.

In the continued sequence of events, Durjaya escapes with the help of Sudhir and returns to arrest Saudamini. Saudamini is captured, but the others, along with Nandini and Rekha, escape. It is finally revealed that Sudhir is Saudamini’s long-lost son. Nandini and Sudhir are married and Rekha carries forward Saudamini’s legacy.

Shantaram has used the symbol of the lamp and the flame very effectively. He deployed many other techniques that were considered path-breaking at that time. The film’s real success is in bringing out the inner conflicts of women, who may become male-like rebels, at the cost of suppressing their natural urges as wife or mother. In one of the most moving scenes in the film, we see Saudamini secretly fondling the tiny garments of her son, who has been separated from her.

In this song, we see this brief interlude, as Saudamini is remembering her child. The brief song is written by Pt Narottam Vyas, and the music is composed by Master Krishna Rao Phumblikar. The playback singing voice is that of Vasanti.

Remembering and honoring the enduring legacy of this fine actress – Durga Khote.

[Author’s Note: Acknowledgements – This article has adapted material from online sources viz., Cineplot and Wikipedia. Filmography details have been prepared using the Geet Kosh voumes 1 and 2.]

Song – Ankhiyan Ke Tum Taare Pyaare (Amar Jyoti) (1936) Singer – Vasanti, Lyrics – Pt Narottam Vyas, MD – Master Krishna Rao
Durga Khote

Lyrics

akhiyan ke tum taare pyaare
chhod mohey mat jaa re
ab mat jaa re

akhiyan ke tum taare pyaare
chhod mohey mat jaa re
ab mat jaa re

[sudhir. . .]
[main teri maa. . .]

akhiyan ke tum taare pyaare
chhod mohey mat jaa re
ab mat jaa re

aansoo nainan mein se

aansoo nainan mein se
aansoo nainan mein se
kaahu tohey pukaarun
kaahu tohey pukaarun
waaroon sukh dukh saare
waaroon sukh dukh saare
waaroon sukh dukh saare

akhiyan ke tum taare pyaare
chhod mohey mat jaa re
ab mat jaa re

[ab mat jaa re]

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

अखियन के तुम तारे प्यारे
छोड़ मोहे मत जा रे
अब मत जा रे

अखियन के तुम तारे प्यारे
छोड़ मोहे मत जा रे
अब मत जा रे

[सुधीर॰ ॰ ॰]
[मैं तेरी माँ॰ ॰ ॰]

अखियन के तुम तारे प्यारे
छोड़ मोहे मत जा रे
अब मत जा रे

आँसू नैनन में से

आँसू नैनन में से
आँसू नैनन में से
काहू तोहे पुकारूँ
काहू तोहे पुकारूँ
वारूँ सुख दुख सारे
वारूँ सुख दुख सारे
वारूँ सुख दुख सारे

अखियन के तुम तारे प्यारे
छोड़ मोहे मत जा रे
अब मत जा रे

[अब मत जा रे]


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With this writeup, the blog now has 4000 movies represented in the blog.

Blog Day :

3716 Post No. : 14646 Movie Count :

4000

We in this blog often reach milestones that I describe as “artificial” milestones. These are “artificial” in the sense that we can only be aware of them if we keep track of them. Earlier we were not aware of them.

For instance, the blog has crossed 3700 days of existence. We first became aware of this kind of milestone only on the occasion of the blog reaching 3400 days.

Ever since, we have also had “milestones” like a pair of singers reaching centuries of their duets. For instance, we recently reached 500 duets of Rafi-Asha Bhonsle.

YIPPEE movies and Debutant movies also yield such milestones to us. We reached 1000 YIPPEE movies in the blog and subsequently 1100 YIPPEE movies.

The present milestone pertains to debutant movies. So far we have reached 3999 movies in the blog. This writeup introduces the 4000th movie to the blog. Yes, the blog, with this song, now has songs from exactly 4000 movies.

In the blog, we have songs from every year, beginning from the earliest year (1931) to the latest viz. the current year (2018).

With this song, the blog now has songs from 4000 movies. while most movies are Hindi movies, we also have some songs from other languages, viz regional languages/ dialects movies and even some international movies. Then there are some movies which were either unreleased or whose year of release are not known. The number of such movies being 78.

The decade of 1950s is the most well represented decade in the blog. 1111 movies were released in this decade (from 1951 to 1960) and there were 35 unreleased movies as well in this decade. As many as 1014 movies from this decade are represented in the blog. 1960s is the second most well represented blog. As many as 842 movies (out of 929 movies released this decade, plus 31 unreleased movies and 34 regional movies)are showcased in the blog.

Titles of these movies begin with all letters of Roman Alphabet except X. The letter S is the most common letter in this respect. As many as 489 movies had their titles beginning with S. A comes second with 390 movie titles.

In the earlier years of the blog, we were not keeping track of such matters. It was sometime in july 2016 that our beloved Khyati Bhatt, after receiving her set of HFGK carried out a thorough research on the movies of 1960s. She prepared an excel sheet and shared that with me and Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet had details about the number of movies of 1960s represented in the blog and the number of movies (with their details) that were missing. That was the homework given to Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet mentioned the fact that there were 942 movies in the decade and 695 of them were represented in the blog. So 238 movies of that decade were missing from the blog.

That excel sheet was made and shared with us on 19 july 2016 (8th birthday of the blog). And how well Sudhir Jee coped with this homework. He tracked songs of many of these elusive movies of 1960s and kept introducing these movies to the blog. Now, a little over two years later, we have 843 movies of 1960s represented in the blog. So as many as 139 elusive movies of 1960s have been introduced in the blog after july 2016. Credit goes to Khyati Jee for her research work and then to Sudhir Jee for following up on that research work with his own mission of locating the songs of these elusive movies.

This also gave me an idea that I on my own should carry out similar exercises for the other decades as well. That led to my own excel sheet where I began to keep track of movies of particular years that were covered in the blog and that had not been covered. This list turned out to of great help for me in looking for specific movies, and that made my searches more focused and purposeful.

It was as a result of this exercise that I was aware of the fact that the blog was reaching 3400th song from the decade of 1960s when the blog was on the verge of reaching 3400 days of its existence. That is how I was able to coincide these two rare and special occurences by posting the 3400th song post of 1960s on 3400th day of the blog.

Now, after this focussed exercise of introducing “debutant” movies in the blog on a regular manner, we have reached a stage when introducing more movies from 1950s and 1960s has become tough. 99 movies of 1960s and 134 movies of 1950s are now left to be covered and these movies are not easy to locate. As for earlier decades, availability of movies from these decades is even more limited. 1238 movies were made in 1940s and this blog now has 761 of them. My guess is that we may end up with a figure just above 800 for this decade before we find ourselves unable to locate any more “new” movies from the decade.

As for the decade of 1930s, 177 movies are represented in the blog. Some 931 movies were made in that decade but more than 700 of these movies along with their songs are lost forever, so in effect majority of songs available from the decade of 1930s are already showcased in the blog.

That leaves the decade of 1970s and also beyond as the decades from where most of our remaining unrepresented movies will have to come. !970s was the last decade of the golden era of HFM. It was the decade when I grew up. This decade saw 1327 movies being released. The blog so far has 769 movies of this decade in the blog.

I have decided to go for a “new” movie as the 4000th movie in the blog. This movie is from 1980s though the song itself was recorded in the decade of 1970s. In other words, it is a golden era song which was released after the golden era of HFM was over.

The movie is “Videsh”(1984). It was produced by Sheetal S Johal and Avatar Bhogal and directed by Avtar Bhogal ABC Films International. The movie had Mahendra Sandhu, Shoma Anand, Diljeet Kaur, Iftikhar, Urmila Bhatt, Sudhir, Surendra Nath, Tom Gormley, Sam, Harmeet Singh, Sukhwant Dhadha, Rajendr Kumar Sharma, Surendra Malhotra and above all Prem Kishan. 🙂 and Premnath, with friendly appearances by Satyen Kappu, Chaand Usmani, guest appearance by Paintal. Avatar Bhogal, Seetal S Johal.

The movie had five songs in it. This song is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog ofcourse. The song is a picturised as a get together song cum marriage reception song. The song is sung by Rafi and Pankaj Mitra. Sapan Jagmohan composed the music. This movie had two lyricists (Kulwant Jani and Prem Jallandhari)but the disribution of songs among them is not known.

The song is lip synced by Prem Kishan (in Rafi’s voice) and Mahendra Sandhu (in disguise- I hope I have identified him correctly) in Pankaj Mitra’s voice.

He looks like an ugly version of Rishi Kapoor- that is what a comment in YT says. The commentator may not be aware that this resemblance in not a coincidence. This actor and Rishi Kapoor are sons of siblings. Rishi Kapoor is the son of Krishna Kapoor where as Prem Kishan is the son of Premnath (brother of Krishna Kapoor). So Prem Kishan and Rishi Kapoor are cousins. And that is where this resemlance comes from. Prem Kishan may not have become as successful as his cousin, but let us not forget that he too had his moments in Hindi movies. He was the hero of the blockbuster Rajshree Productions movie “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”(1977) and the famous song, Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan hon daaman mein jiske was picturised on him.

So, here is this forgotten gem of a song from 1980s. With this song, “Videsh”(1984) makes its debut in the blog and becomes the 4000th movie to get introduced in the blog. The song also has a slower, sad version, whose lyrics are not different from the longer happy version. Both versions are included below.

Today is 3716th day for the blog. 4000 movies in 3716 days means that we on an average introduce one “new” movie to the blog daily. Quite a decent rate, I would think.

PS-The Punjabi words sung by Pankaj Mitra and noted by me may not be accurate. So I request our Punjabi knowing regulars to suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

Video (Happy Version)

Audio (Sad Version)

Song-Meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai (Videsh)(1984) Singer-Rafi, Pankaj Mitra, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khushnaseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
humko apnon ki yaadein aati hain
poochho pardes waalon se
des ki baatein kya sataati hain
nazron mein aapnon ka
har chehra rehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

ho o o
o
o
doli chadh’deyaan maariyaan heer chikhaan
haaye ae ae
mainu lai chale baabla
lai chale ae ae ae. . . ve. . .
mainu rakh le baabla
heer aakhe
haaye ae ae ae
doli kathh kahaar ne
lai chale ve ae

dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye ae
dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye
hum bhi apnon se milne jaayenge ae
unki baatein sunenge hum
milke baithenge khushiyaan manaayenge
aayegi wo ghadi
dil mera kehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala


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