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The song under discussion is from “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971). “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971) was produced by S J Rajdev and directed by Shantilal Soni for ‘Sargam Chitra, Bombay’. The movie had Sushma, Ashish Kumar, B.M. Vyas, Padma Rani, Shabana, Uma Dutt, Azad, Shery Mohan, Arvind Pandya, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Shri Bhagwan, Bhagwan Sinha, Maya, Shobha, Suman, Prem Lata, Daya Devi, Rajeshwari Rao, Haroon, Prince Arjun, Kiran Kumar, Dalpat Bhai etc in it.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by R. Priyadarashi. Editing of this movie was done by I.M. Kunnu. Lyrics of this movie were written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

Lyrics of the song as well as details of the movie were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala, with the request that- “Kindly introduce the movie with your writeup please, as I am not good when it comes to writing about mythology. Please.

While making the above request, he assumed that I can write about mythology. In reality, I know even less about this topic. Whatever litle I knew about this topic was from my voracious reading of children’s magazines like Chandamama, and also reading of Geeta Press Gorakhpur religious publications during my younger days. I have already forgotten most of that.

I in fact, learnt something new from the email of Avinash Scrapwala. I realised that there is a Navratri during Durga puja of october November and also another navratri in the summer season. The summer season navratri is called Chaitra navratri and it marks the beginning of the Hindu calendar year.

Today marks the beginning of Hindu calendar year Samvat 2078. This is Vikram Samvat (Vikram calendar), which, we can see is 57 years ahead of Gregorian calendar (the one that is commonly followed by most people). However India adopted Shak Samwat (Shak Calendar) as Indian calendar which has the same months as Vikram calendar but it started in 78 AD, unlike Vikram Samwat which started in 57 BC. Official Shak calendar is tied to the Gregorian calendar. It begins on 22 march, and on Gregorian leap year it begins on 21 march.

Chaitra is the first month of Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar year. This year this day falls on 13 April. Chaitra navratri begins from this day. This time it is from 13 april to 22 april.

Like during the october-november Navratri, the chaitra navratri too is observed by praying to different avatars of Goddess Durga during the nine days of the festival. These avataras, that are worshipped on the nine days are:-from day one to day nine-Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta,Maa Kushmaanda,Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalraatri, Maa Mahagauri and Maa Sidhhidaatri.

The festival marks the beginning of the spring season and it ends with Ram Navami or the birthday of Lord Rama.

This new year day is celebrated in different parts of the country by different names viz. Gudi Padwa (Maharashra, MP,Chattisgarh), Ugadi (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), Puthandu (Tamilnadu), Vishu (Kerala), Bihu (Assam), Poila Baisaakh (Bangal), Baisaakhi (Punjab) etc.

Just imagine for a second. All these regions of India, located far far away from each other, have been celebrating their new year on this same day for many centuries! It means that all these diverse places, separated by vast distances have been culturally integrated for many many centuries ago ! How else do you explain the fact that all these regions celebrate their new years on the same day ! I notice that I have stayed in almost all the above mentioned regions of India and I have observed this new year celebrated in almost all its different forms. 🙂

Religious minded people use this occasion for pooja, archana, aradhana etc, whereas cultural minded people celebrate it through songs and dances. Vigorous Punjabi dance on this occasion is well known to most people. Personally I am a big fan of Bihu dance that I saw getting performed on this occasion, during my stay in Assam two decades ago. These festivals also have much to offer to those who look forward to sweets and pakwaans. 🙂

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie had six songs (including one five-part song). All the songs of this movie were written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

The list of the songs given in HFGK is as follows;

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Jai devi maata, jai nau durgaa maata Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherji, chorus
02 Sansaar ki kaisi reet hai …sachchaayi roye duniya mein Asha Bhonsle
03 O raaja aa jaa na mere paas Asha Bhonsle
04 Aao suhaag ki raat manaa le… tumhaare sang jeenaa thha Asha Bhonsle
05 (a) Nij janm bhoomi dharti maa ko naman-part-1
(b) Hari bhari brajbhoomi seenchti sadaa
(c) Kaam krodh mad lobh moh kitnaa hi zor lagaaye
(d) Paap taap santaap jhoothh ki ek na chalegi
(e) Teerath teerath mandir mandir jo ghoome din raat
Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, chorus
06 Maa Paava gadh thhi ootaryaa mahaakaali re (garbaa)

When I first looked at the name of the movie and the lyrics of the song, and looked at the request of Avinash scrapwala regarding this being a song for the occasion, my first impression was, how can it be. It is a song fit for Durga puja. Then, on doing some research, that I have presented above, I found out that there is something known as Chaitra Navratri and that it is a festival like the Navratri of Dashara, and that this song is actually tailormade for the occasion. Now I have realised that the world “Nav Durga” that we often come across is not “nav Durga” but “nau Durga” viz. “nine Durga”, and it refers to the nine forms of Durga.

The song plays in the background at the credits appear on the screen. The lyrics of this song mentions all the nine forms of Durga.

This shows that the makers of movies like this were very well versed with Indian mythology and they could make movies on such topics. The lyricists of the songs of such movies had indepth knowledge about the subject as we can see from the lyrics of this song, which comes from the pen of B D Mishra. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

With this song, “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971) makes its debut in the blog. 1971 saw 115 movies getting released. This movie is the 106th movie of 1971 to find representation in the blog.

We this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year and chaitr navraatr.

Let us now listen to song devoted to Maa Durga, the Goddess who is worshipped during this Chaitr Navraatr.


Song-Jai devi maataa Jai Nau Durga Maataa (Sampoorna Devi Darshan)(1971) Singer- Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics – B D Mishra, Music – S N Tripathi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

jai devi maata aa
jai nau durga maata aa
janani jai ho teri
amar tera naata aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe ae

pehla hai swaroop
shail putri maata
hai shail putri maata
jo inke gun gaataa
sukh sampatti paataa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe ae

dooja hai swaroop
bramhchaarini maa aa
hai bramhchaarini maa
bramhroopini tu hi
paap haarini maa aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

teeja hai swaroop
chandraghanta maata
hai chandraghanta maata
tujhko paa ke man ka
andhiyaara jaataa aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

chautha hai swaroop
kushmaandaa maayi
hai kushmaanda maayi
inse hi ban jaata
jeewan sukhdaayi
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

pancham roop anoop
devi skandmaata
hai devi skandmaata
trigun tritaap vinaashini
tribhuvan ki praata
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

chhanthvi katyaayani
maayi taaran haari
maayi taaran haari
poojen brahma vishnu
poojen tripuraari
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

saantvin ye mahagauri
aathvin kaalraatri
hai aathvin kaalraatri
nauvvaan roop hai tera
maayi siddhidhaatri
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

nau durga ki aarti
jo koyi gaave
ye jo koyi gaave
kahe shivanand swami
jag mein sukh paaye
jayo jayo maa jagdambe


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4619 Post No. : 16263

All but one song of “Nartaki”(1940) are already covered in the blog. Here are the details of the songs (in the order in which they are listed in HFGK Vol-I ):-(1931-1940)

Song Posted On
Madbhari rut jawaan hai 21.09.2011
Ye kaun aaj aayaa sawere sawere 15.03.2011
Aankh moond kar dhyaan 10.06.2011
Teri dayaa se ae daayee 12.10.2011
Kaun tujhe samjhaaye 09.04.2020
Prem ka naataa chhootaa 09.04.2010
Rat Shiv naam ki maalaa, is naam se jag ujiyaalaa Being posted today

Kaun tujhe samjhaaye*

(*HFGK mentions this song ‘kaun tujhe samjhaaye moorakh’ as multiple version song sung by Roopkumari (first version) and Pankaj Mallick and chorus (second version), however as noted in the post for this song above the female version of this song is not there in the movie. However, this song ‘kaun tujhe samjhaaye moorakh’ appears in two parts and since both the parts of this song are covered, we can conclude that seven songs of this movie are already covered on the blog.

Instead, one song is played in the beginning of the movie i.e. ‘hey chandrachood madanaantak shoolpaney’ , but not included in HFGK in ‘Nartaki-1940’, but this song features in ‘Yatrik-1952’ (refer my comments on this song on the blog).

Yes, this song is played in the movie Nartaki-1940 (at 4:17 to 05:36).
(Sung by Pankaj Mallick and chorus I guess). However, in the list of songs of this movie-‘Nartaki-1940’ in HFGK Vol -1 (1931-40) it is not mentioned.

During the preparation of my post with a song from the movie ‘Nartaki-1940’ I first noted down the list of songs of this movie already posted on the blog. And, after that I watched this movie, so when I came across this song in the movie, I immediately remembered this post by Deshmukh Sir on the blog, so I looked for this song on the blog. (Because I thought if the link of this post was missing, as I had forgotten that this song-post was for the movie ‘Yaatrik-1952’.

Today’s song is the only remaining song from this movie. With this song, all the songs of “Nartaki”(1940) have been covered and this movie thus gets YIPPEED in the blog.

let us enjoy this song titled “rat shiv naam ki maala” today on the occasion of Mahashivtarri.

I have not been able to note correct words at many places. I would request our readers with keener ears to kindly help and provide correct words please.

Audio

Video

Song-Rat Shiv naam ki maala (Nartaki)(1940) Singer-Chorus, Lyrics-Aarzoo Lucknowi, MD-Pankaj Mullick

Lyrics

rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
aa aa aa rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
is naam se jag ujiyaalaa aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
jagat sundartaa(?) baaki leelaa
jagat sundartaa (?) baaki leelaa
wohi soch ?
suraj chamkeelaa aa
wohi rang jo ?
patta bootaa phool rangeelaa
chamak rahaa hariyaala
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa

har har panchhi jag par doley
hari hari daal pe har har boley
har har boley ae
har har boley ae
har har panchhi jag par doley
hari hari daal pe har har boley
?
aa aa aa
?
? amras ras gholey
ras gholey ae
?
?
jhoom chaley ae
jhoom chaley ae
jhoom chaley matwaalaa aa aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
is naam se jag ujiyaalaa aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa

rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa
rat shiv naam ki maala aa …


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4612 Post No. : 16245

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Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-10 – (more than ‘ten-movies collaboration’)
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Welcome all to this post, where we discuss the last collaboration of ‘Sahir and His Music Directors’. I will not conclude this series with today’s post, though. I will conclude this series in my next post where I will provide updated details of Sahir’s filmography.

Today’s music director with Sahir is Ravi.

The names of Sahir and Ravi immediately brings to our mind a long list of immortal, memorable, unforgettable and iconic songs.
If we want to list them here that would require a lot of space, instead, we take a look on the list of the movies of this great collaboration ;

S.no Movie Year Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Aaj Aur Kal 1963 9 8 9
2 Gumraah 1963 7 8 8
3 Pyaar Ka Bandhan 1963 Ravi 5 5 5
4 Bahu Beti 1965 7 7 7
5 Kaajal 1965 Ravi 11 11 13
6 Waqt 1965 8 8 8
7 Humraaz 1967 5 5 5
8 Aaankhein 1968 6 6 6
9 Do Kaliyaan 1968 8 8 8
10 Neel Kamal 1968 7 7 8
11 Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969 9 9 10
12 Paisaa Ya Pyaar 1969 4 5 5
13 Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo 1970 6 8 9
14 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit 1971 4 4 4
15 Dhundh 1973 4 3 3
16 Mehmaan 1973 4 6 6
17 Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka 1975 7 5 8
18 Amaanat 1977 8 8 7
19 Chingaari 1989 4 7 7
Total 123 128 136

I am sure the above list will bring back fond memories for many people.

Today’s song reminds us of the famous “Kaajal”(1965) bhajan ‘tora man darpan kahlaaye’.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. It is from the movie ‘Chingaari-1971/1989’ (released in 1989). Leena Chandavarkar and Durga Khote are seen lip syncing this song.

Let us now listen to this beautiful bhajan …

Song-Meri baari re kaahe ko bhoole banwaari(Chingaari)(1989) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics

banwaari ee ee
o o o o o o o o of
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
jab jab bheed padi dukhiyan par
tumhi ne ae vipadaa taari re are
meri baari re ae ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

? ka jyoti
janam ke paapan
par purshan ki pyaari ee

par purshan ki pyaari ee
dharm karam ke nikat na aayi
paap kiye atibhaari

paap kiye atibhaari
ik tote ke rom ratan se
toone paar utaari re
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

drupad sutaa pandav ki naari
juaa khel kar haari ee ee

juaa khel kar haari ee
bhari sabhaa mein dusht dushaasan
khenchan lagaa saari ee

khenchan lagaa saari ee
lut’ti laaj bachaayi
jab wo
dukhiya tumhe pukaari re

meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

meera tere pyaar ke kaaran
lok laaj sab haari ee

lok laaj sab haari ee
nirlaj kah raana ne usko
bheji naag pitaari

bheji naag pitaari
naag phool
vish amrut ban gayaa
teri leelaa nyaari re

meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
jab jab bheer padi dukhiyan par
tumhi ne vipadaa taari re
meri baari re ae ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole ae banwaari ee


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4609 Post No. : 16240

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXIII: Year 1969
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1969.

In 1969, 98 Hindi movies containing 785 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 43 of these movies and she sang 97 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 43.9 % of the movies released in 1969. Her voice was heard in 12.3 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1969.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1969 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaraadhna S D Burman 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
2 Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
3 Anjaana Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
4 Bank Robbery Chitragupta 1 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
5 Beti Sonik Omi 0 3 3 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
6 Chiraag Madan Mohan 4 4 4 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 2 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Do Raaste Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
9 Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
10 Gunda G S Kohli 0 1 1 0 0 0 Shadab
11 Hum Ek Hain Usha Khanna 1 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
12 Inteqaam Laxmikant Pyarelal 5 5 4 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
13 Jahaan Pyaar Miley Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Farooque Kaiser
14 Jeene Ki Raah Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
15 Jigri Dost Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
16 Jyoti S D Burman 3 3 1 1 1 0 Anand Bakshi
17 Khamoshi Hemant Kumar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Gulzar
18 Madhavi Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 3 2 0 1 0 Anand Bakshi
19 Mahal Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
20 Mera Dost Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
21 Meri Bhaabhi Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 4 3 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
22 Nai Zindagi Chitragupta 1 4 4 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
23 Nanha Farishta Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
24 Prarthana Hridaynath Mangeshkar 0 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
25 Prince Shankar Jaikishan 3 3 2 0 0 1 Farooque Kaiser (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
26 Pyaar Ka Mausam R D Burman 6 6 4 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
27 Pyaar Ka Sapna Chitragupta 1 2 1 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
28 Pyaasi Shaam Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
29 Raat Ke Andhere Mein Prem Dhawan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
30 Raahgeer Hemant Kumar 1 2 2 0 0 0 Gulzar
31 Raja Saab Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
32 Saajan Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 4 3 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
33 Sapna Jaidev 1 1 1 0 0 0 V N Mangal
34 Satyakaam Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
35 Shart Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
36 Shatranj Shankar Jaikishan 1 2 2 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
37 Talaash S D Burman 4 4 2 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
38 Tamanna Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
39 Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 1 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
40 Vishwaas Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Gulshan Bawra
41 Waapas Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 0 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
42 Waaris R D Burman 2 2 0 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
43 Yakeen Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
Total 43 movies 14 MDs 77 97 67 27 2 1 14 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 14 music directors and 14 lyricists in these 43 movies released in 1969. Shankar Jaikishan with 391 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were the leading music directors for her followed by C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (223), Laxmikant Pyarelal (171), Madan Mohan (166), Roshan (144), Kalyanji Anandji (133), Naushad (126), S D Burman (126), Hemant Kumar (124), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108) and Vasant Desai (104). Together these thirteen music directors composed 2210 songs out of 3253 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1969. The top nine lyricists till end of 1969 for Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (477), Shailendra (360), Hasrat Jaipuri (266), Majrooh Sultanpuri (25), Prem Dhawan (194), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Bharat Vyas (180), Anand Bakshi (123) and Sahir Ludhianvi (108). These eight lyricists had penned 2123 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar collaborated with her kid brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar as a music director in a Hindi movie for the first time this year. Shadab and V N Mangal were two lyricists who got to collaborate with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in movies released this year.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1969 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 118 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 103 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 122 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 83 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 104 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 92 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 83 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 77 97 67 27 2 1
Total upto 1969 941 movies 2770 3253 2295 740 167 59

It can be seen from the table of 1969 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 97 songs in 43 movies released in 1969. 77 of these songs are already covered in the blog.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 30 movies of 1969 are already covered in the blog. So 20 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 13 movies of 1969 still remain to be discussed.

Alphabetically the first movie of 1969 that offeres us Lata Mangeshkar songs to be discussed is “Beti”(1969).

“Beti”(1969) was produced by K P S Singh and N P singh and directed by Harmesh Malhotra for K P S Films Production, Bombay. The movie had Sanjay Khan, Nanda, Rajendra Nath, Asit Sen,, Madhumati, Shyama ,Sulochana Latkar, Kamini Kaushal, Raj Mehra, Ram Mohan, Shabanam, Sheela.R aka Sheila Ramchandra, Kishore Sahu, Randhir, Mirza Musharraf, Dulari, Jankidass, Lalita Kumari, Sujata, Niranjan Sharma, Narbada Shankar, Baby Sarika, Rajeev,Chinnoo, Master Rippee etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far. Lata Mangeshkar had sung three songs in it. None of these songs has been represented in the blog so far.

Here is a Lata Mangeshkar song from “Beti”(1969). Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik Omi.

Only the audio of the song appears to be available. The song is a bhajan. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Shyam dhun laagi (Beti)(1969) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

chhod ke tera daar main giridhar
jau ab kit oar
kis’se kahoon on dukh dard
bandhi jab tujhse ae ae ae
preet ki dor

shyaam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi
ho o
shyaam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi
mere man mein base nand laala
ho o
mere man mein base nand laala
ho o
shyam dhun laagi
hari nam dhun laagi re

aanchal mein jo toone bhare dukh
mere liye sab taare hain
aanchal mein jo toone bhare dukh
mere liye sab taare hain
tere haath se kaante milenjo
wo bhi mujhko pyaare hain
bana de mujhe chaahe
mita de mujhe chaahe
bana de mujhe chaahe
mita de mujhe chaahe
tere naam ki japti hoon maala
ho o o
shyam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi re

giridhar tu hai daya ka saagar
tere charan ki main daasi
giridhar tu hai daya ka saagar
tere charan ki main daasi
vyaakul man ki pyaas bujha de
aaj to gokul ke waasi
jaloon main din raina
na aaye mohe chaina
jaloon main din raina
na aaye mohe chaina
mera biraha se pad gaya paala
ho o
shyam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi
mere man mein base nandlaala
ho o
shyam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi re


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Blog Day :

4548 Post No. : 16128

Today, December 30, 2020 is 7th Remembrance Day of Lakshmi Shankar.

What a musical journey Lakshmi Shankar had in her career spreading over 7 decades! Her journey from a Bharatnataym dancer to Uday Shankar’s ballet dancer, an actress in a Tamil film, a playback singer in Hindi films, a Hindustani classical vocalist and as a catalyst in spreading the Hindustani classical music across the continents is unparalleled. And it is more so for a woman who had to cross the societal barrier. Lakshmi Shankar was really a woman of substance.

In 2009, 83-year-old Lakshmi Shankar received a Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional World Music Album. Although she could not make it to the final list, the Grammy nomination itself was a great event for a woman Hindustani classical vocalist in the Western music dominated award. The irony is that she never got the status of a celebrity in her own country. She did not get any ‘Padma’ awards from Government of India nor any award from Sangeet Academy – whether Central or State levels.

Lakshmi Shankar, was born as Mahalakshmi Sastri (16/06/1926- 30/12/2013) in Jamshedpur where her father Vaidyanath Sastri was employed in Tata Iron and Steel Company as a Chartered Accountant. He was a native of a village in Pudukkottai district. Her mother, Visalaksi was from Palghat (Palakkad) district – both districts being part of the then Madras Presidency. During Vaidyanath Sastri’s stay in Jamshedpur, Mahatma Gandhi made a number of visits to Jamshedpur. The result was that he became attracted to Gandhian ideology. Mahatma Gandhi picked him up to devote time for the upliftment of harijans. He left the job and shifted to Poona (Pune) in 1930 for the assigned work. His other family members, including Lakshmi Shankar, shifted to Madras (Chennai).

At the age of 8, Lakshmi was put under Guru Kandappa Pillai for learning Bharatnataym dance in Chennai. At the age of 11, she performed her arangetram in Bharatnatyam dance. At the age of 13, she joined Uday Shankar’s India Cultural Centre in Almora for training in fusion dances. During her stint in Almora, Lakshmi Shankar got married to Rajendra Shankar, (the next younger brother of Uday Shankar) who was 21 years older than her. Rajendra Shankar, with M.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry was working as a script writer and was handling publicity in Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy. During 1940-43, Lakshmi Shankar travelled across India as one of the dancers with Uday Shankar’s dance troupe. In 1944, Uday Shankar’s India Cultural Centre in Almora was closed down due to financial constraints.

Following the closure of Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy, Lakshmi Shankar with her husband and brother-in-law, Ravi Shankar came to Mumbai. Both the Shankar brothers got associated with Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA). While Rajendra Shankar joined Bombay Talkies (later Filmistan) as story and script writer, Ravi Shankar got his first assignment for scoring music for Chetan Anand’s ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) followed by K A Abbas’s ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946). In the first film, Lakshmi Shankar sang for Kamini Kaushal a lullaby so na o nanhi so na. In ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946), she sang beete ho sukh ke din aayee dukh ki ratiyaan.

With these two films, the musical collaboration of Lakshmi Shankar with her brother-in-law, Ravi Shankar started which continued until the latter’s death in December 2012.

Ravi Shankar and his other associates were disillusioned with IPTA as they were not given the freedom in creating the work of their respective fields. Ravi Shankar set up his own artists’ group in which his wife Annapurna Devi, sister-in-law, Lakshmi Shankar and his elder brother, Rajendra Shankar, Zohra Sehgal, Shanti Bardhan etc became the important part of this group.

It was around this time that Jawaharlal’s Nehru’s book ‘The Discovery of India’ (1946) was published and Ravi Shankar felt that this book was a good choice for adapting it as a ballet-cum-opera on the stage. He got the financial backing for the project from Indian National Theatre, the cultural wing of the Indian National Congress. While Ravi Shankar and Annapurna Devi took charge of the music, Rajendra Shankar wrote the script and looked after the production. Lakshmi Shankar and Sachin Shankar became the main dancers to be choreographed by Shanti Bardhan.

The premier of ‘The Discovery of India Ballet-Cum-Opera’ was held in New Delhi in April 1947 in the presence of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The premier of the ballet-cum-opera was highly successful. Later, it was staged at many prominent cities all over India because of which Lakshmi Shankar became a well-known dancer.

In 1948, while the ballet-cum-opera was still being staged, Lakshmi Shankar fell ill and was diagnosed as suffering from pleurisy affecting her lungs. She was taken back to her house in Chennai for recuperation. The doctor advised her to give up dancing as it would be too hard for her weak lungs. With this, her professional dancing career came to an end.

After a complete recovery from illness, Lakshmi Shankar returned to Mumbai where her husband was already working as a story and screenplay writer in Amiya Chakraborty’s film production company, ‘Mars & Movies’. [Lakshmi Shankar’s younger sister Kamala Sastri was married to Amiya Chakraborty in 1951]. In the absence of dancing, she thought of pursuing the playback singing career in films.

Post-illness, Lakshmi Shankar sang jingles in some advertising films and got a chance to sing a bhajan ‘in Aandhiyaan (1952). It was during her rehearsal of the song recording for the film ‘Mastaana’ (1954) when its music director, Madan Mohan advised her to learn Hindustani classical music as he felt that her voice was most suited for thumri singing. Though Lakshmi Shankar liked Hindustani classical music in instruments, she was not keen to become Hindustani classical vocalist.

It was because of Madan Mohan’s persistence that Lakshmi Shankar agreed to give a try. The next day, Madan Mohan came to her house with Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan of Patiala Gharana and with a harmonium. Madan Mohan played on harmonium and Ustad played on his swarmandal. Ustad’s one line of some bandish mesmerised Lakshmi Shankar so much that she resolved to learn Hindustani classical music as a vocalist from him.

Lakshmi Shankar completed her training in three years’ time. In January 1957, she gave her maiden performance at Entally Music Festival in Kolkata which was very much appreciated. With this success, she was invited to many music festivals all over India. She continued learning Hindustani classical music with Professor B R Deodhar and completed her Bachelor of Music degree under him. In the meanwhile, she occasionally sang for Hindi films as playback singer about 30 songs in 20 films from 1946 to 1974. In the Marathi film ‘Pativrata’ (1959), she had sung 2 thumris with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

In 1962-63, she got her first opportunity for a 4-month tour to the USA and Europe as a part of Uday Shankar’s group as a lead vocalist and the music director of the ballet orchestra. In 1968, Ravi Shankar organised the Festival of India in the USA in which she was again a lead vocalist along with many eminent musicians from India. In 1970, she travelled to Italy (Rome, Florence and Venice) and the Shiraz Festival in Iran for her solo performance as a vocalist.

Some of Lakshmi Shankar’s notable works included her cross collaborations with George Harrison in 1974. One of her collaborations with him was a Krishna song in English, ‘I am missing you’ which received good receptions in its live performance throughout the USA. This song made her well-known in the Western countries. The English song was written by Pandit Ravi Shankar. She also sang a couple of soulful bhajans in Attenborough’s Oscar winning film ‘Gandhi’ (1982) for which Ravi Shankar was the music director.

Lakshmi Shankar had been travelling quite often on her musical tours abroad either as a part of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s troupe or as a solo performer. For this reason, Lakshmi Shankar moved to the USA along with her family and took permanent residency near Los Angeles in 1984. She cut many discs in the USA and Europe besides India. Later in her life, she started teaching Hindustani classical music to American-Indians in her house in Simi Valley, California.

With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar on December 11, 2012, Lakshmi Shankar’s collaborations with him of over 7 decades ended. It had started first as dancers in Uday Shankar’s academy in 1939, as a playback singer under his music direction in 1946, as a dancer in his ballet-cum-opera ‘Discovery of India’ in 1947-48 and both national and international collaboration from 1963 onwards with him. After Ravi Shankar’s death, Lakshmi Shankar’s health started deteriorating. Almost one year after her mentor’s death, Lakshmi Shankar passed away on December 30, 2013.

On the occasion of the 7th Remembrance Day of Lakshmi Shankar, I am presenting one of her popular non-film Krishna bhajans, ehi Muraare kunjavihaare (1979). She has rendered this bhajan in Raag Pahadi. Most of the on-line references have accredited this Sanskrit bhajan to Jayadeva. But a section of the listeners has pointed out that this bhajan is not found in Jayadeva’s Ashtapadi.

Lakshmi Shankar recorded this devotional song in the USA which became a part of a Long-Playing Record, ‘Lakshmi Shankar Sings Devotional Songs’ for ISCKKON Golden Avatar Productions in 1979 under the orchestration of L Subramaniam, a renowned violinist supported by Ustad Zakir Hussain on tabla. I feel that Lakshmi Shankar may have composed the tune herself. Later, sometime in the 1980s, she sang live on All India Radio/Doordarshan as part of the National Programme of Music. I personally like her live version because of the audio quality, the clarity of the words, the excellent tabla rhythm and the elaborations with which Lakshmi Shankar rendered the bhajan.

How could Lakshmi Shankar mesmerise her foreign audience with her bhajans? The answer is that she did with her emotive voice as evident in this bhajan.

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Acknowledgements:

1. ‘Poignant Song – The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar’ (2019) By Kavita Das.

2. An Interview with Lakshmi Shankar by Shreen Isal, June 2001 published in http://www.associationsargam.com

Audio Clip: (Record version)

Video Clip: (From live concert on AIR/Doordarshan)

Song-Ehi muraare kunjavihaare (Lakhmi Shankar NFS)(1979) Singer-Lakshmi Shankar

Lyrics (Based on record version)
[The equivalent lyrics are written based on the phonetics of Sanskrit stotram].

ehi muraare
ehi mura…are
ehi muraare kunjavihaa…re
ehi praṇata jana bandho
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata jana bandho
hey Madhava madhumathana vareṇya
Keshava karuṇasindho

raasa nikunje gunjati niyatam
raasa nikunje gunjati niyatam
bhramarashatam kil kaanta aa
ehi nibhṛta pathapaantha..aa
tvamiha yaache darashandaanam
tvamiha yaache darashandaanam
he Madhusoodan shanta
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata janabandho

nava neeraj dhara shyaamal sundara
nava neeraj dhara shyaamal sundara
chandra kusum ruchivesha
gopigaṇ hṛidayesha..aa
govardhana dhara vṛindaavanachara
govardhana dhara vṛindaavanachara
vanshīdhara paramesha
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata janabandho

Raadharanjan kansaniṣhoodan
Raadharanjan kansaniṣoodan
praṇatistaavaka charaṇe
nikhila niraashraya sharaṇe
ehi Janaardana pitaambaradhara
ehi Janaardana pitaambaradhara
kunje mantharapavane..ae
ehi muraare
ehi muraare
ehi muraare kunja vihaare
ehi praṇata jana bandh..o
he Madhava madhu mathana vareṇya
Keshava karuṇa sindho

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English Translation (Source: http://www.kksongs.org )
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O killer of the demon Mura who roams in the gardens, come near.
O Mādhava, who is the friend of those who bow upon, who destroyed Madhu, who is desirable, who is Keshva and who is the ocean of compassion, come near.

Hundreds of shiny bumble-bees are continuously buzzing in the gardens of [our] transcendental mellows. O You, who beyond the paths of material standards, come near. We all are craving for the sight of You, O Madhusoodana, who is calm.

O You, who holds a new lotus, who is dark in complexion, who is beautiful, who is decorated with chandrakusuma, who rules the heart of group of Gopī, who held Govardhana, who roams in Vrindaavana, who holds a flute, who is the supreme ruler.

O who gives pleasure to Rādhaa, who destroyed Kamsa, who is complete. I am bowing into Your feet which is the shelter of the unsheltered.
O Janaardana, who has yellow robes, come close to me in this garden.


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Blog Day :

4528 Post No. : 16089

15 August 1975 saw the release of a movie that went on to become an all time surprise hit. No, I am not talking about “Sholay”(1975) which was released on that date. “Sholay”(1975) was a big budget multistarrer movie and it was expected to do well at the box office, at least by the makers of the movie, if not the trade pundits.

Another movie was released on 15 august 1975. It was a low key release in a few movie halls. This movie was expected to do a modest business and was expected to last just one or two weeks in movie halls before being replaced by other movies.

But surprisingly, this movie, which had no big stars, and which was a religious movie (that was considered infra dig by city bred movie goers) began to draw crowds that was comparable to the crowd thronging to watch “Sholay”(1975).

Seeing that this movie was made on a shoe strong budget, this movie turned out to be one of the most profitable movie ever for its makers. People would offer prayer in the movie hall and perform aarti. This goddess, which few people were aware of, suddenly found a pride of place among the pantheon of Gods.

This movie, a surprise all time super duper hit, was produced by Satram Rohara and directed by Vijay Sharma for Bhagyalaxmi Chitra Mandir, Bombay had Kanan Kaushal, Ashish Kumar, Anita Guha (playing the title role), Bharat Bhushan, Rajani Bala, Bela Bose, B. M. Vyas, Rajan Haksar, Manohar Desai, Dilip Dutta, Mahipal, Padmarani, Leela Mishra, Sushila Devi etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. The movie makers had roped in C Arjun ( largely a music director of B grade movies) as the music director. Kavi Pradeep, a top lyricist of 1940s and 1950s, but more or less out of work by that time, was signed up as the lyricist. He was an inspired choice as the lyricist, seeing that penning religious songs and patriotic songs was his strong suit.

All the songs of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) became hugely popular and they remain so. Kavi Pradeep, in addition to penning the lyrics, also sung two songs in the movie in his characteristic style and these songs became all time classics.

Today (11 December 2020) is the 22nd remembrance day of Kavi Pradeep(6 February 1915 – 11 December 1998). On this occasion, here is a song from “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975). This song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar who found herself in the role of leading female playback singer in the movie, which was rare for her, as she normally got one song in most movies, for some side actors.

This song happens to be the 200th song of Usha Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog. It is quite a befitting song to mark her double century in the blog.

This song, a prayer to Santoshi Maa, is lip synced by Kanan Kaushal. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors seen in the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala (long long ago).

Video

Audio

Song-Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main sweekaar karo maa (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi
Karti hoon tumhara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Baithhi hoon badi aasha se
Tumhaare darbaar mein
Baithhi hoon badi aasha se
Tumhaare darbaar mein
Kyun roye tumhaari beti
Is nirday sansaar mein
Paltaa do meri bhi kismat
Paltaa do meri bhi kismet
Chamatkaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Mere liye to band hain
Duniyaa ki sab raahein
Mere liye to band hain
Duniyaa ki sab raahein
Kalyan mera ho saktaa hai
Maa aap jo chaahen
Chintaa ki aag se mera
Chintaa ki aag se mera
Uddhaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Durbhaagya ki deewaar ko
Tum aaj hataa do o
Durbhaagya ki deewaar ko
Tum aaj hataa do
Maateshwari waapas mere
Saubhaagya ko laa do
Ik abhaageeni naari se
Ik abhaageeni naari se
Kuchh pyaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi
Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi


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Blog Day :

4527 Post No. : 16087

“Angulimaal”(1960) was produced by M/s Prakash Veramal and directed by Vijay Bhatt for P V Films, Bombay. This historical movie had Nimmi, Bharat Bhushan, Anita Guha, Ulhas, Chandrashekhar, Achla Sachdev, Manmohan Krishn, Prem Adeeb, Kesri, Rammohan, Vinod Kumar, Sheela Kashmiri, Vimla, Helen etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. Here are their details :-

Song Date of posting Singers Remarks
Aayi aayi basanti belaa 18 March 2011 Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Meena Kapoor
Dheere dheere dhal ri chanda ( 20 April 2011 Aarti Mukherjee
Bade aaye shikaari shikaar karne 5 May 2011 Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle
Jaa ri na bataaun main to naam chitchor kaa 6 May 2011 Lata Mangeshkar, Meena Kapoor
Mere chanchal naina madhur ras ke bhare 27 October 2018 Meena Kapoor
Buddham sharnam gachhaami 11 October 2020 Manna Dey Picturised as a Five part song

The eighth and final song from the movie is sung by a male voice and Asha Bhonsle. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

The song is picturised on Manmohan Krishn and a lady who I guess is a young Achla Sachdev. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song including the identification of the lady. I feel that the male voice is that of Manmohan Krishn himself, who was an occasional singer as well.

With this song, all the songs of “Angulimaal”(1960) are now covered and the movie joins the lists of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Murliwaale Gopal teri sharan mein hai mera laal (Angulimaal)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Anil Biswas
Murli Krishn

Lyrics

om namo brahmanayadevay
go bramhanahitayse
jagathitay krishnay govinday namo namah
om

muraliwaale gopal,
gopaal
gopal

muraliwaale gopal
teri sharan mein hai mera laal
tere charan mein hai mera laal
muraliwaale gopal
teri sharan mein hai mera laal
tere charan mein hai mera laal
tu hi rakhana ise sambhal
teri sharan mein hai mera laal
tere sharan mein hai mera laal
tere charan mein hai mera laal
muraliwale gopa aa aal

phool mera hai komal-komal
kathin tera sansaar
iski dag-mag naiya kanhaiya tu hi lagaana par
khewaiyya tu hi lagaana par
har sankat dena taa aal
teri sharan mein hai mera laal
tere sharan mein hai mera laal
tere charan me hai mera laal
muraliwale gopaa aa aal
muraliwale gopal, ho muraliwale gopal

nainon ke gangaajal se
jeewan ke paap dhula de
nainon ke gangaajal se
jeewan ke paap dhula de
apni umar chadhhaaun tujhe
mere laal ko amar bana de
mere laal ko amar bana de
hey shaanti ki liye mashaal
jagaaye jag mein jyot vishal
kare uncha bharat ka bhaa aal
teri sharan mein hai mera laal
teri sharan mein hai mera laal
tere charan mein hai mera laal
muraliwaale gopal
teri sharan mein hai mera laal
tere charan mein hai mera laal
muraliwaale gopaa aa aal


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This article marks the 400th song as a playback singer for Suman Kalyanpur and 300th article as a guest contributor for Avinash Scrapwala in the blog.

Blog Day :

4500 Post No. : 16037

Welcome all to this post, which should have come yesterday. But as they say ‘it is better late than never’ and as we on the blog say ‘it is never too late (even if the post comes after a long gap (ranging from a week to a month) of a particular special day).
😊
In any case we will be having a song to enjoy, a look-back (or glance? 😊) on the yesteryears or a brief journey ‘down memory lane’ …

I will directly come to the point now and clear the suspense that yesterday 11th November’2020 was the eighty-fourth (born on 11.11.1936) birthday of the gorgeous, beautiful, (plus sober, decent?), cheerful, ever smiling and ‘chulbuli’ actress Mala Sinha.

On the blog we today belatedly wish her a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

I got to watch many of her movies from the ‘golden era’ or ‘black & white’ era and later many of her movies from the ‘colored’ era too. I am not going to list them all here because it will be a long list. I would only like to say that I do not remember any single movie of her ‘where I have not liked her performance’. I always like her screen presence and also her appearances in the songs or song sequences.

When I was looking for information about her initial career, I got to learn that she was an approved singer of ‘All India Radio’ but never got to playback singing in movies.
Ot of the twentythree Bangla movies she acted in, she was paired with Uttam Kumar in seven movies. Interested readers can visit for more interesting information on her on ‘wiki’ here.

On the occasion of her birthday I am going to present a song picturized on her from the movie ‘Rivaaj-1972’ which I came across recently. After listening to the song I totally fall in love with this song.

‘Rivaaj-1972’ was directed by T. Prakash Rao for ‘Sona Films, Madras’. (This movie was dedicated to the memory of the great K. Asif)

It was presented by H. Prasann Chand Nahar. K.C. Bokadia was the producer of this movie.

It had Mala Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar (the sub title for Sanjeev Kumar mentions ‘President award winner), Shatrughan Sinha, Farida Jalal, Jr Mehmood, Baby Gauri and Zeb Rehman.
They were supported by Nazir Hussain, Sulochana, Jayshree T., Pandri Bai, Mukri, Mrs. Shaukat Kaifi Azmi, Raj Kishore, Swaraj Kumar, Subrato and others.

The story of this movie was written by R. Venkatachalam. Its dialogues were written by Kaifi Azmi.
Editing of this movie was done by R. Bhaskaran.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.08.1972.

The movie had eights songs (including a multiple version song) written by Kaifi Azmi, Indeevar, Hasrat Jaipuri, Anjaan, S.H. Bihari and Neeraj. Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey and Suman Kalyanpur were the playback singers for this movie.

Here is the list of the eight songs of this movie and the songs already posted have been added with their link;

Song Lyricist Posted On
Main teri prem deewaani meera Neeraj Being covered in this post
Tujh mein hoon main mujh mein hai tu S.H. Bihari 09.07.2013
Pyaara pyaara sabse nyaara aanewaala hai koyi hamaara Indeevar
Tujh jaisi laadli laakhon mein ek (male version) Hasrat Jaipuri
Tujh jaisi laadli laakhon mein ek (female version) Hasrat Jaipuri
Lagey koi lottery yaa jackpot lagey Anjaan 30.01.2015
Jalaa do jalaa do jaalaa do duniya ko jalaa do Kaifi Azmi 06.11.2020
Phoolon sa mahka huaa ye reshmi tan mera Anjaan

Music for this movie was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Today’s song is picturized on Mala Sinha where she is lip-syncing in Suman Kalyanpur’s voice. Sanjeev Kumar and many others are also seen in the picturization of the song which happens in a temple (the famous Meera temple of Udaipur, as mentioned in the ‘wiki’ page of this movie ‘Rivaaj-1972).

The beautiful lyrics for today’s song are by Neeraj ji.

When I listened to the song for first time around a week or ten days back, I was totally taken up by this song and fall in love with it. It grows upon us if we listen to it again and again.
This beautiful composition of Shankar-Jaikishan is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and I must say what I mentioned for Mala Sinha that I have never came across a single Suman Kalyanpur song which I had not liked and enjoyed.

With the song Suman Kalyanpur has now four hundred song on the blog. Still a long to go to cover her remaining songs. It is still below half way mark if we consider the total 857 songs sung by her in Hindi movies. Today happens to be the 4500th day for the blog. Suman Kalyanpur completing her 400th song in the blog on the 4500th day for the blog sounds quite a befitting occasion.

Let us now enjoy this wonderful song …
Ed note:-Moreover, this article is the 300th article for Avinash Scrapwala as a guest contributor in the blog.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Main teri prem deewaani Meera (Rivaaj)(1972) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

main teri prem deewaani meera
meera aa

main teri prem deewaani
meera
main teri prem deewaani
aao chhaliyaa
aao naa aa
aao chhaliyaa
aao naa aa
ab to preet nibhaao naa aa
main teri prem deewaani meera
meera
meera aa
meera aa

angin tere roop saanwre ae
angin tere roop saanwre
dekh ke naina huye baawre
o behroopiyaa
ab to pal bhar
ek roop ho jaao naa
main teri prem deewaani meera
main teri prem deewaani

jeewan mera dhyaan hai teraa aa
jeewan mera dhyaan hai teraa
bol bol re kaun hai tera
har ek raah tere ghar jaaye
jaaun kidhar bataao naa
main teri prem deewaani meera
main teri prem deewaani
aao chhaliyaa
aao naa aa
ab to preet nibhaao naa aa
main teri prem deewaani meera
meera
meera aa
meera aa

tu sabke sang raas rachaaye
tu sabke sang raas rachaaye
saare jag ko naach nachaaye
ek baar mujhko bhi apni
murli shyaam banaao naa aa
main teri prem deewaani meera
main teri prem deewaani ee
aao chhaliyaa
aao naa aa
ab to preet nibhaao naa aa
main teri prem deewaani meera
meera
meera aa
meera aa
meera aa
meera aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी मीरा
मीरा आ
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी मीरा
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी
आओ छलिया
आओ ना आ
आओ छलिया
आओ ना आ
अब तो प्रीत निभाओ ना आ
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी मीरा
मीरा
मीरा आ
मीरा आ

अनगिन तेरे रूप सांवरे ए
अनगिन तेरे रूप सांवरे
देख के नैना हुए बाँवरे
ओ बहरूपिया
अब तो पल भर एक रूप हो जाओ ना
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी मीरा
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी

जीवन मेरा ध्यान है तेरा आ
जीवन मेरा ध्यान है तेरा
बोल बोल रे कौन है तेरा
हर एक राह तेरे घर जाए
जाऊं किधर बताओ ना
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी मीरा
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी
आओ छलिया
आओ ना आ
अब तो प्रीत निभाओ ना आ
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी मीरा
मीरा
मीरा आ
मीरा आ

तू सबके संग रास रचाए
तू सबके संग रास रचाए
सारे जग को नाच नचाये
एक बार मुझको भी अपनी
मुरली श्याम बनाओ ना आ
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी मीरा
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी
आओ छलिया
आओ ना आ
अब तो प्रीत निभाओ ना आ
मैं तेरी प्रेम दीवानी मीरा
मीरा
मीरा आ
मीरा आ
मीरा आ
मीरा आ


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4482 Post No. : 15993 Movie Count :

4380

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 107 # Tribute to Sahir Ludhianvi #
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Today 25th October’2020 is the fortieth Remembrance Day of poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. He was born on 08th March’1921 and that will mark hundred years of his stepping out on this planet earth.

Sahir Ludhianvi left this mortal world on 25th October’1980 due to heart attack when he was playing cards with his friends.

Today remembering Sahir Ludhianvi and paying him a tribute on the blog I am presenting a song penned by him for the ‘1977-movie- Jaagriti’. As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie was first titled as ‘Ajab Teri Sarkar’ and even its song records were released by this title. I think that affected one song of the movie which was supposed to be in four parts, but now only one of its parts is available.

“Jaagriti-1977” was directed by Rajendra Bhatia for ‘Jai Films, Bombay’. It was produced by Vimal Bhatia and Naresh Malhotra. It had Nutan, Vinod Mehra, Reena Roy, Master Satyajeet, Prem Chopra, I.S. Johar, Paintal and Asrani, with Krishnakant, Lily Chakravarty, Padma Chawhan, Ashoo and Junior Mehmood. They were supported by Ram Mohan, Karan Dewan, Sushil Bhatnagar, Birbal, Mounto, Keshav Rana, Madhu Apte, Brook Bond, Jugnu, Aditya Sharma, Manjeet, Salim, Rajesh, Raj Bachhan, Master Ripple, Master Ravi, Manmohan, Aarti, Ram Avtar, Narbada Shankar and Raaj Kishore.

Jayshree T and Helen make special appearances in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Sharad Pilgaonkar and screenplay was written by Sachin Bhowmick. Dialogues of this movie were written by Sagar Sarhadi. Editing of this movie was done by Nand Kumar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.03.1977.

This movie had four songs written by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur, Minoo Puroshottam, and Dilraj Kaur were the playback singers for this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Two songs of this movie sung by Asha Bhonsle noted long back are ready with us, however I when I came across this song sung by Suman Kalyanpur I selected it for today’s presentation for ‘special’ reasons. It’s a song praising to almighty and sung by Suman Kalyanpur.

I hope you will like the song too.

With today’s song this movie ‘Jaagriti-1977’ makes its debut of the blog (and also join the same titles of movies released in ‘1949’ & ‘1954’. There was one more movie with the same title released in ‘1992’.

With the today’s movie ‘Jaagriti-1977’ making its debut on the blog, all movies where Sahir Ludhianvi had written lyrics for movies released from 1971-1980 are now represented on the blog.

S.No. Movie Year Music Director
01 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit 1971 Ravi
02 Sansaar 1971 Chitragupta
03 Bhaai Ho To Aisa 1972 Sonik Omi
04 Daastaan 1972 Laxmikant-Pyarelal
05 Aa Galey Lag Jaa 1973 R.D. Burman
06 Daag 1973 Laxmikant-Pyarelal
07 Dhundh 1973 Ravi
08 Joshila 1973 R.D. Burman
09 Mehmaan 1973 Ravi
10 36 Ghante 1974 Sapan Chakravarty
11 Deewaar 1975 R.D. Burman
12 Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka 1975 Ravi
13 Zameer 1975 Sapan Chakravarty
14 Kabhie Kabhie 1976 Khayyam
15 Laila Majnu 1976 Madan Mohan
15 Laila Majnu 1976 Jaidev
16 Shankar Shambhu 1976 Kalyanji-Anandji
17 Amaanat 1977 Ravi
18 Jaagriti 1977 Laxmikant-Pyarelal
19 Nawaab Saahib 1978 C. Arjun
20 Trishul 1978 Khayyam
21 Hum Tere Aashiq Hain 1979 Ravindra Jain
22 Kaalaa Patthar 1979 Rajesh Roshan
23 Chambal Ki Qasam 1980 Khayyam
24 Chehre Pe Chehra 1980 N. Dutta
25 Insaaf Ka Taraazu 1980 Ravindra Jain
26 The Burning Train 1980 R.D. Burman

I think this movie ‘Jaagriti-1977’ must be an obscure movie of its time and may be not seen by many. I would request knowledgeable reader who have watched this movie to throw more light on the movie, its songs and artists in the movie.

let us now listen to today’s song …

Audio

Song-Ham hain teri santaan (Jaagriti)(1977) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan

ye praan teri den hai
ye deh teraa daan
Allaah kahe koyi tujhe
ya kahe bhagwaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan

ye praan teri den hai
ye deh teraa daan
Allaah kahe koyi tujhe
ya kahe bhagwaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan

jeewan ke har ik mod pe
thokar se bachaana
thokar se bachaana
bhatken to hamen haath pakad
raah pe laana
raah pe laana
ham jo bhi hai jaise bhi hain
bas itnaa rahe dhyaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan

duniyaa mein kabhi jhoothh ke
aage na jhuke ham
aage na jhuke ham
sach baat ke ailaan se
roke na ruken ham
roke na ruken ham
mil jaaye tere dwaar se
ham sab ko ye vardaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan
ham hain teri santaan


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Blog Day :

4447 Post No. : 15899

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Blog ten year challenge (2010-2020)- Song Number 82
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This date ten year ago (viz date 20 september 2010) saw six songs getting discussed in the blog. The first song was published at 6:17 and the final song of the day appeared at 7:47. In 90 minutes all the six songs of the day were done and dusted:-
Here are the details of these songs:-

Blog post number Song Movie Year Remarks
2995 Nainon ke baan ki reet anokhi Khazaanchi 1941 Movie YIPPEED by now
2996 Kehdo hamen na bekaraar kare Sabak 1950 & songs covered out of 10
2997 Tasweer banaataa hoon teri khoon e jigar se Deewaana 1952 Movie YIPPEED by now
2998 Milke baithho jodo bandhan Panchaayat 1958 Movie YIPPEED by now
2999 Ae mere hamsafar Chhabili 1960 5 Songs covered out of 7
3000 Maa mujhe apne aanchal mein chhupaa le Chhotaa Bhai 1966 2 songs covered out of six

Out of six movies whose songs were covered that day, three movies have been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with as many as three movies that are eligible for today’s Blog ten Year Challenge.

“Chhota Bhai”(1966) is one of the three eligible movie for BTYC. This movie had made its debut in the blog ten years ago. and that was no ordinary debut. The song of “Chhota Bhai”(1966) that was covered that day happened to be the 3000th song for the blog. Not just that, the song was Lata Mangeshkar’s 1000th song in the blog as a playback singer. She was the first artist to reach four figures in the blog on that day. Subsequently, she has been joined in this select list by three more singers and three lyricists.

“Chhota Bhai”(1966) was was directed by K P Atma for Olympic Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rehman, Nutan, Mahesh Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Nazeer Hussain, Jageerdaar, randheer, Sulochana Chatterjee etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it, Two songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details :-

Song Date of posting
Maa mujhe apne aanchal mein chhupaa le 20 september 2010
Raam tu sab ka rakhwaala 19 February 2019

As discussed above, “Chhota Bhai”(1966) made its debut in the blog ten years ago on this day. That article was written by Raja.

Today as part of “Blog Ten Year Cahllenge”, here is another song from “Chhota Bhai”(1966). The song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxnikant Pyarelal.

HFGK mentions this song as just one song. But the movie has this song in two versions-happy version and sad version. In both versions some unidentified voice can also be heard.
Both versions are lip synced by Nutan. Rehman, Mahesh Kumar and Lata Sinha can also be seen in both versions. Lalita Pawar is visible in the sad version.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

Happy version

Sad version

Song-Bhagwaan ne apne jaisa har ik insaan banaayaa (Chhota Bhai)(1966) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Unknown voice
All

Lyrics

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Happy version
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Picturised on Nutan, Rehaman, Mahesh kumar,Lata Sinha
Singer:Lata Mangeshkar, Unidentified voice
(Lata +Unidentified voice=Together)
Lyrics of video link:(longer than the audio link)

bhagwaan ne apne jaisa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisa
har ik insaan banaayaa
ye jhoothh kidhar se aaye
ye paap kahaan se aaaa..aayaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa
har ik insaan banaayaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisa

woh kyaa hai ek kirann hai
jo door karey andhiyaarey
jo door karey andhiyaarey
baantein uss kaa ujiyaaa.aaara
ye sooraj chaand sitaare
uss ne har jot jagaayee..ee
uss ne har deep jalaayaa..aaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa
har ik insaan banaayaa..aaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa

jai jai raam jai jai raam jai jai raam
jai jai raam
jai jai raam jai jai raam jai jai raam

duniya mein janam khud lekar
jeevan ki reet banaa..aayi
jeevan ki reet banaayi
bann`ke khud meet sabhee..ee ka
eeshwar ne preet banaayi
jeevan dene waaley ne ae ae
jeenaa bhi hamein sikhlaa..aayaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa
har ik insaan banaa..ayaa
ye jhoothh kidhar se aaye
ye paap kahaan se aa..aayaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa
har ik insaan banaayaa..aaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisa

jai jai raam jai jai raam jai jai raam
jai jai raam jai jai raam jai jai raam
jai jai raam jai jai raam jai jai raam

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Sad version
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(le jaa kaali)

aaa…aaaaa..aan….aaan
aaa…aaaaa…aaa..aaa…aa

bhagwan ne apne jaisa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa
har ik insaan banaa..ayaa
ye jhoothh kidhar se aaye
ye paap kahaan se aayaa..aa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa
har ik insaan banaayaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisa

sansaar ke iss aangan mein
phailaate hain jo andhiyaaraa
phailaate hain jo andhiyaaraa
woh yaad rakhein poochhega
unn se ik din ujiyaaraa
maine to jot jagaayee..eee
tumne kyun deep bujhaa..aayaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa
har ik insaan banaayaa aa aa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisa

jai jai raam jai jai raam jai jai raam
jai jai raam jai jai raam jai jai raam

jo pyaar kabhi na tootaa
woh pyaar thha raam lakhan mein
woh pyaar thha raam lakhan mein
mehlon mein saath rahein aen aen woh
aur saath rahein woh vann mein
kyun raam ne aaj na jaaney
kyun raam ne aaj na jaaney ae ae aen
kyun raam ne aaj na jaaney
kyu..ooon raam ne aaj na jaaney ae ae ae ae
kyon raam ne aaj na jaaney ae ae ae
Lachchman sey haath
chhudaa..aayaa
ye jhoothh kidhar se aaye
ye paap kahaan se aayaa..aaa
bhagwaan ne apne jaisaa
har ik
insaaa..an banaaa..aaayaa..aaaa…aaaa..aaa….aaa


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