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

4758 Post No. : 16501

# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 11
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Welcome all to this today’s post which is the final post in this series.

And, before moving to this post, first, I would like to thank Atul ji and Sudhir ji for giving me this opportunity to present this series.

So far, we had the following ten posts in this series earlier.

1) Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey
2) Na koi paisa na ilm banaao bambai mein film
3) Mera naam hai Mehmood
4) Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya
5) Aisa banoonga actor main yaaron
6) Ham hi jaanen ek torey manwa ki peer
7) Janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
8) Parda uthhne waala hai tamaasha honewaala hai
9) Hamne dekhi hai honewaali bhaabhi
10) Kaan mein jhumkaa, chaal mein thhumkaa

So far, we have enjoyed the above ten songs in this series.

Today’s song is from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Thokar’.

But before that let us have a recap on this series.

I had watched The movie ‘Rivaaz-1972’ during my childhood in my childhood days. One of its songs ‘jalaa do jalaa do duniya ko jalaa do’ had a lasting impression on my mind.

When I became a contributor to our blog, I shared this song and one other song a Rafi-Asha duet from this movie ‘Rivaaj-1972’. During preparation for these songs, I came across the song ‘lagey koi lottery’ lip synced by Junior Mehmood on screen and sung by Rafi Saab.

That made me curious to know if there were more such songs where Rafi Saab’s voice was used for Junior Mehmood. To know more about it I searched for the contact number of Junior Mehmood and on one fine day I had the chance to speak to him in person. And what a memorable day it was for me!!

I was excited and very happy on that day when I got this opportunity to speak to him. I have already shared about my discussion with him and the songs of Rafi Saab for him, which he himself noted to me, in this post here.

So, initially it started with ‘Rafi sings for Junior Mehmood’, and further got included songs by other singers for Junior Mehmood. I also had my memories of Junior Mehmood movies and his ‘stage programs’ in those years of my childhood.

After I spoke to him, it became a routine for me to send birthday wishes to him on his birthday every year and send him greetings on festivals.
I also spoke to him a few times in between these years. I will never forget the way he responds to my calls always and how humble and down to earth he is. He always generously shares information whenever I speak to him.

When I spoke to him about the song ‘aisa banoonga actor main yaaron’, I asked him how he felt when he was doing mimicry of all those great actors?

He said that though he did not exactly remember many thingsbut overall, it was an exciting experience to get positive response from people all over and that they showered appreciation and love on him.

In one of my earlier posts in this series I had given the list of his filmography from 1967 to 1970 in this post here. That time I had written that I plan to present the list of his movies from 1971 and onwards in future posts to come.

I am presenting this list for 1971 and onwards up to 1980 here today. I have noted and compiled the details with the help of HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

(Details of filmography of Junior Mehmood)

(1967 – 1970)

Sno Movie Name Year
1 Naunihaal 1967
2 Gunehgaar 1967
3 Parivaar 1967
4 Brahmachari 1968
5 Farishta 1968
6 Sangharsh 1968
7 Suhaag Raat 1968
8 Vaasna 1968
9 Anjaana 1969
10 Baalak 1969
11 Chanda Aur Bijli 1969
12 Do Raaste 1969
13 Nateeja 1969
14 Pyaar Hi Pyaar 1969
15 Raja Saab 1969
16 Simla Road 1969
17 Vishwas 1969
18 Aan Milo Sajna 1970
19 Bachpan 1970
20 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani 1970
21 Harishchandra Taramati 1970
22 Kati Patang 1970
23 Yaadgaar 1970

(1971 – 1980) –

Sno Movie Name Year
1 Behroopia 1971
2 Caaravaan 1971
3 Chhoti Bahu 1971
4 Dost Aur Dushman 1971
5 Haathi Mere Saathi 1971
6 Hangaamaa 1971
7 Hare Raama Hare Krishna 1971
8 Johar Mehmood in Hongkong 1971
9 Khoj 1971
10 Ladki Pasand Hai 1971
11 Raamu Ustaad 1971
12 Ustaad Pedro 1971
13 Bansi Birju 1972
14 Bharat Ke Shaheed 1972
15 Bijli 1972/td>
16 Bombay To Goa 1972
17 Do Bachche Dus Haath 1972
18 Ek Khilaadi Baawan Patte 1972
19 Hari Darshan 1972
20 Munimji 1972
21 Rivaaj 1972
22 Sazaa 1972
23 Sharaarat 1972
24 Taangewaalaa 1972
25 Tanhaai 1972
26 Archanaa* 1973
27 Dhamkee 1973
28 Ek Naari Do Roop 1973
29 Guru Aur Chela 1973
30 Jheel Ke Us Paar 1973
31 Koraa Aanchal 1973
32 Meraa Shikaar 1973
33 Nirdosh 1973
34 Aap Ki Qasam 1974
35 Ameer Ghareeb 1974
36 Geeta Meraa Naam 1974
37 Thokar 1974
38 Ujaalaa Hi Ujaalaa 1974
39 Aag Aur Toofaan 1975
40 Geet Gaataa Chal 1975
41 Romeo In Sikkim 1975
42 Aap Beetee 1976
43 Deewaangee 1976
44 Do Ladkiyaan 1976
45 Koi Jeeta Koi Haaraa 1976
46 Ladki Bholi Bhaali 1976
47 Qasam 1976
48 Sangraam 1976
49 Daakoo Aur Mahaatmaa 1977
50 Jaadoo Tonaa 1977
51 Jaagriti 1977
52 Khel Khilaadi Ka 1977
53 Taxi Taxi 1977
54 Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se 1978
55 Atithi 1978
56 Ek Baap Chhe Bete 1978
57 Khoon Ka Badlaa Khoon 1978
58 Bagulaa Bhagat 1979
59 Bin Maa Ke Bachche 1979
60 Jaan-e-Bahaar 1979
61 Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan 1980
62 Aahat (UR) UR
63 Chingaari 1989
64 Ek Aurat Do Joote UR
65 Insaaf Kahaan Hai UR

(I have compiled the above list by checking the movie details in HFGK Vol-V for the years 1971-1980. For the movie ‘Archana-1973’ the details in HFGK does not mention the name of Junior Mehmood in the star-cast, however since I have presented a song from this movie, I was aware of Junior Mehmood’s appearance in this movie.
The above lists are open for correction/addition, if any, and scrutiny by knowledgeable readers.
(List of movies for 1981 and onwards needs to be compiled I will try to bring that here in future as and when I get the opportunity to present an article here.)

Coming back to the ‘series’ ‘Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood’, we started this series by discussing a song on ‘lottery’ and incidentally we are finishing up this series with a song related to ‘lottery’ 😊.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Thokar-1974’.

“Thokar-1974” was directed by Dilip Bose for ‘Movie Temple’. It was produced by Swarn Singh. It had Baldev Khosa, Alka, Jr. Mehmood, Joginder, Surekha, Brahmchari and Shivkumar with Sunder, Tun Tun, Rajan Haksar, Ram, S.K. Prem, Mumtaz Begum, Ravikant, Lolita Chatterjee, Ketty, Panna Kapur, Shefali, Inder Khosla, Dharmesh, Jai Kishan, Mona, Pt. Amar, Kamal, Manjit, Malini. Ravi Kapur, Paul Sharma, Sabeena, Sharat Rao, J.N. Batra, Darshan, Minoo Mehtab, Maruti, and Sudhir.

Zeb Rahman made a special appearance in this movie, and this movie introduced Poonam Vaidya.

Story Idea of this movie was by Baldev (I do not know if it is Baldev Khosa). Screenplay and dialogues were written by Qamar Jalalabadi. Editing of this movie was done by P.S. Wagle.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.01.1974.

This movie had five songs in it. Lyrics for four songs were written by Sajan Dehlvi and Kulwant Jani was the lyricist for one song.

Music was composed by Shamji Ghanshamji. Mohd Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Mukesh, Krishan Kalle had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. Sundar lip-syncs on screen. Junior Mehmood is not lip syncing the song (except couple of words) but he is present in this song performing with Sundar and another actor (I am unable to identify him). Many other artists are also seen in the picturisation..

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Lyrics are by Sajan Dehlvi and music is composed by Shamji Ghanshamji.

With this post we also conclude this series ‘Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood’.


Song-Ho meri sun le deendayaal (Thokar)(1974) Singer-Rafi Lyrics-Saan Dehalvi, MD-Shamji Ghanshamji

Lyrics

pathhar dil hai ae ae
ye duniya aa
yahaan khudgarzi
byopaar hai
mujh ghareeb ka
tu hi daataa
tu hi paalanhaar hai

ho meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

sotaa hoon footpath pe daataa
paas nahin hai bistar
he prabhuji
sotaa hoon footpath pe daataa
paas nahin hai bistar
bibi banglaa car dilaa de
jag de prime minister
main to
ho main to
karoon bhookh hadtaal
tere dar pe ho nandlaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

haryana mysore udisaa
ya nikle madras
he krishnammaa
haryana mysore udisaa
ya nikle madras
dilli UP ki rehti hai
mujhko hardam aas
ho phirtaa
ho phirtaa hoon dar dar behaal
ud gaye mere sar ke baal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal/em>

he prabhuji ee

paanch laakh ki aaye lottery
phir dhoondhoon gharwaali
ahaa ahaa aa
waah waah
paanch laakh ki aaye lottery
phir dhoondhoon gharwaali
nakti
chapti
moti
patli
ho gori ya kaali
ho aisaa
ho aisaa chakkar chalaa jagpaal
main bhi chaloon seth ki chaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

murliwaale ae ae
nandlaaaaal
murliwaale ae ae
nandlaaaaal


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Blog Day :

4738 Post No. : 16460

Hullo Atuldom

“On the 103rd Birth Anniversary of my father – Late Saraswati Kumar Deepak. I pay my respect to his divine soul with a very good Song in the praise of Lord Ram, written by him for the film – Pawan Putra Hanuman – 1955.

महिमा अपरंपार राम की, महिमा अपरंपार – पवन पुत्र हनुमान – by Mohammad Rafi

Lyricist: Saraswati Kumar Deepak,
Composed by Chitragupt,
Singer is Mohammad Rafi and
Film: Pawan Putra Hanuman
Actors are Anita Guha, Mahipal &
famous composer S.N.Tripathi as Hanuman”

The trigger for this post is the Whatsapp mesage (posted above) that I received from my husband who forwarded his colleague and friend Alok Sharmaji’s message.

I myself had earmarked a song to be sent to Atulji for today’s anniversary but couldn’t write it out on time. But, on receiving the above, I decided to push what I had bookmarked to a later occasion.

“Pawanputra Hanuman” had 10 songs of which the blog has four as under

Song Date of post Post by
Jai bolo Siyaaar Raam ki 2 May 2014 Arunkumarji
Jaago hey bajrang bali 8 June 2014 Arunkumarji
Kaliyon mein Raam mera kiranon mein Raam 1 February 2016 Sadanandji
Mere Raam kahaan ho tum 2 February 2018 Avinashji

Chitragupt, the music director, used Mohammad Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar and Geeta Dutt as playback singers for songs/bhajans written by G S Nepali and Saraswati Kumar Deepak.

Here is the next song from the movie, the one which Alok Sharmaji has mentioned. It is sung by Pawanputra Hanuman in the court of ShriRam. Jai Shri Ram. Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali. 🙏🙏

It is Shri Saraswati Kumar Deepak’s 35th anniversary on 8th July. There is a good post by Sudhirji which gives us Deepakji’s biography.


Song-Mahima aprampaar Raam ki mahima aprampaar(Pavanputra Hanuman)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sarasati Kumar Deepak, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

bhari sabha mein Raam bhakt ki
hoti aaj hansa..aa..aai
bhakt dare kyun duniya se jab
Raam hain uske sahaayi
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar
jab jab sunte karun pukaar
aate pal mein karunadhaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar

baalpane mein Vishwamitra ke
saath chale raghuraai
ek teer se maar giraaya jabhi Taadka aayi
rakhwaale ban gaye kripaalu
yagya bhoomi ke dwaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar

patthar ban kar padi Ahilya
shraap pati ka paaya
deen bandhu ne charan dhool se
uska shraap mitaaya
sati Ahilya ko bhagwan ne
pal mein diya ubaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar

jab hua Seeta swayamvar
door se aaye dhanurdhar
haar kar baithe sabhi
Shiv ke dhanush ko chhod ke
akad mein lankesh aaya
dhanush usse uthh na paaya

Raam ne tab rakh diya pal mein
dhanush ko tod ke
magan ho gayi Mithila nagari ee ee
magan ho gayi Mithila nagari
huyi suman bauchhaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar

bholi bhaali Shabari ne chakh chakh kar ber jutaaye
ber prem ke ber ber shri Ramchandr ne khaaye
bhole bhagwan bhed bhaav ka
karte kahaan vichaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar

bhakton ke rakhwaale bhagwan
meri aan nibhaao o
bhakton ke rakhwaale bhagwan
meri aan nibhaao
mann mandir ke swaami mere
mann mein daras dikhaao
mann mein daras dikhaao
jai jai jai shri Raa..aa.m

ho o o o
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam


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Blog Day :

4696 Post No. : 16385

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 24
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This day ten years ago(27 May 2011) saw five songs getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3931 Chaandni raat aur taare khile hon Bhakt Surdas(1942) Movie YIPPEED by now
3922 Kyun shiqwaa karen kyun aah bharen Pagle(1950) 7 songs covered out of 9 by now
3933 Kahaan hai tu mere sapnon ke raajaa Afsaanaa(1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
3934 Hari ko bisaaro naa Hari na bisaarenge Narsimha Avtaar(1949) 4 songs covered out of 9 by now
3955 Kisi se mili hai nazar be iraadaa Aakhri Sajdaa(1977) Movie YIPPEED by now

Three movies (out of five) whose songs were covered ten years ago have been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with two movies whose songs are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (27 May 2021).

“Narsinh Avtaar”(1949) was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Lakshman, Niranjan Sharma,Shobhana Samarth, Mahipal, Madan Mohan, Raj Narayan Tiwari, Hari Shivdasani, Kamal, Anant Joshi, Leela Kumari, Kanta Kumari, Sheela Kumari, Pandit Amarnath, Sulochana, Saajan, Rajkumar etc in it.

The movie had 9 songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far.

As Blog Ten year challenge, here is the fifth song from “Narsinh Avtaar”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is a bhajan which is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

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

Lyrics of this song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Hey mangalmay bhagwaan (Narsingh Avtaar)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Vasant Desai
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hey mangalmayay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
karo tum sab jag kaa kalyaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan

tum jag ki pati tum karunaayan
tum jag ki pati tum karunaayan
naam anek ek naarayaan
naraayan naraayan naarayan
naam anek ek naraayan

bhakti atal ho shree charanon mein
bhakti atal ho shree charanon mein
do hamko vardaan
hey mangalmay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
karo tum sab jag kaa kalyaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan

naath neech ko uchch banaao
naath neech ko uchch banaao
bhatkey huoo`on ko path dikhlaao
paani aur phool par barsen
paani aur phool par barsen
amrit boond samaan
hey mangalmay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan

ghar ghar banen tumhaarey mandir
ghar ghar banen tumhaarey mandir
aayen bhakt bhajan ko ghir ghir
aayen bhakt bhajan ko ghir ghir
charan kamal ko o o o
charan kamal ko bhakti bhanwar bann
tooney nayan sujaan
hey mangalmay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
karo tum sab jag kaa kalyaan
hey aey ae mangalmay bhagwaan
bhagwaan bhagwaan bhagwaan


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 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 :

4686 Post No. : 16369

I do not like getting bored. Do you ? I am sure, no one wants to get bored, forget liking it. Have you ever thought about what is ” Liking ” ? Psychology says, you like a thing when it is in line with your thinking, your values and your beliefs. For example – an old man does not ” Like ” the behaviour of ” Youngsters “, because they do not think on his lines, their values are adapted to current times and they believe only in practical ways and not emotional ways !

Most old systems, behavioural ways and values have changed drastically -due to the needs of the times, due to no visible benefits, and due to not believing conventions. For example, my Grandmother ( and ladies of her age) never took my grandfather’s name. She never came in front of outsiders without a Ghunghat on her head. My Mother had no objection to taking my Father’s name, if needed. She came to the Drawing room – not with a Ghunghat, but only if needed. Almost the same was the case with my wife but with an improved version. She moved about the home freely and also sat with guests in the drawing room. Now my daughter in law calls my son by his first name, wears whatever dress she wants and goes out alone with her friends. Now, will my Grandfather like the behaviour of my Daughter in Law ? NEVER !

The principle is the same in liking Films and Film Music. If I am used to from my childhood to listen to melodious music and enjoy it, at the age of 80+ years, will I like today’s music, films and songs ? It is not a question of adapting to new ways – that would be compromise for peaceful life. At the same time, I have no right to criticise today’s films or music- simply because it is not meant for me, it is meant for today’s youngsters. The best policy would be ” To each his own ” or ” पसंद अपनी अपनी , खयाल अपना अपना “.

Therefore when I find people criticising new films, songs and music, I tell them ‘ let them listen and enjoy. It is made for them, not for you. And don’t forget, like you, the new generation too can criticise and ridicule old films and songs/music.”

Ever noticed how the old film duets differ from new film duets ? In old films, even without Corona, the Hero- Heroines maintained social distance, in spite of being the only two of them in the scene. Today, duets are with about 60 extras doing Yogic exercises in uniformity or when they are only two in the scene, they look like one due to extreme closeness !

Old or new, films are not a part of the Curriculum Textbooks, their purpose is to entertain in the way the audience understands, accepts and enjoys. They are like reflections of the audience in the mirror. So, you love your time films and allow them to enjoy theirs. No question of ” Liking” any film !

Film Chhota Bhai-1949 was a film made by New Theatres, when it was counting its days. Most of its sheen was lost, popular artistes gone elsewhere and public taste had changed drastically. The company was under stress of huge debts and no respite was in sight. By the early 50s ,it closed down. The Elephant in their Logo fell silent after its last film ‘ Bakul’ in 1955….after making a solid beginning on 10-2-1931….just a life of 24 years. But what a Life !!! No film lover ever can forget what New Theatres gave to indian audiences while it was shining !

I am not sure if the film Chhota bhai was a remake of a Bangla film. Must be so, looking at its cast. All bengali actors and film made in Calcutta. The Bengali names are an enigma to me personally – Chhabi Biswas is a Male actor but Chhabi Roy is an actress ! Asit Sen is an actor but Asita Bose is an actress. Make a mistake in spelling and you change male to female effortlessly.

The film was directed by Kartik Chatterjee, who also directed the film ‘Yatrik’-52 (the songs of Yatrik are evergreen). However, in the film Garib ki ladki-41, he was a Music Director. I believe he was an actor also. The film had music by Pankaj Mullik, who was very loyal to New Theatres. Despite many important artistes like actors, Music Directors, Directors and Cinematographers leaving New Theatres, Pankaj mullick stuck to it till last (though he was not very happy). The cast included Molina Devi, Rajlaxmi, Maya Bose (Chouranghi-42, Saugandh-42, Samapti-49, Yatrik-52 etc.), Chhabi Roy, Shakoor, Asit sen, khursheed, Tulsi Chakravarti ( a Male actor !) and many others.

Molina being an uncommon name there was no other actress of this name. Molina Devi was born on 3-6- 1917. She received training in acting from Aparesh Mukherjee, and made her debut, at the age of 8, in a silent movie. She was acknowledged as one of the leading actresses of the Bengali stage, with her professional career spanning more than three decades.

In 1924, she debuted in a silent film while at the age of 8 and thereafter worked as dancer mainly in the mythological and historical plays. She performed some memorable roles in Bengali as well as Hindi films. She got a breakthrough in Puran Bhagat and Molina played the title role in the movie, Rani Rasmani. She took various roles, even vamps in her early career such as in Pramathesh Barua’s Rajat Jayanti in 1939. She also directed a Kolkata based theatre troupe, M. G. Enterprises.

Molina worked in Rangana theatre as chief artist. She performed as a singer on radio and contributed to the formation of Mahila Silpi Mahal, a welfare association for female artists of Bengal. Molina Devi’s high creative excellence had found expression in such diverse media as the stage, the film and the radio. As a founder of the M. G. Enterprise, now in its twenty-third year, she had been responsible for the success of such well-known plays as ‘Thakur Sri Sri’, ‘Rani Rasmoni’, ‘Jagatbandhu’ and ‘Bholagiri’.

She had been honoured and decorated by many eminent organisations and learned bodies. For her eminence in the field of Drama and her contribution to its enrichment, Molina Devi received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting.

Her first husband was Jolu Boral and the second husband was actor Gurudas Banerjee.

Molina died on 13 August 1977 in Kolkata. She acted in 22 Hindi films. Her first Hindi film was Raaj Rani Meera-33 and last film was Babla-53. She also sang 11 songs in 4 Hindi films.

Today’s song is sung by Utpala Sen. This is the third song from Chhota Bhai-49 to appear on this Blog.


Song-Paar karo dukhiyan ka beda beda paar karo (Chhota Bhai)(1949) Singer-Utpala Sen, Lyricist- Ramesh Pandey, MD- Pankaj Mullick

Lyrics

paar karo
dukhiyan ka beda aa
beda paar karo
paar karo dukhiyan ka beda
beda paar karo
apne sharnaagat ke man ki
apne sharnaagat ke man ki
peeda aan haro o o
beda paar karo

ik din tumne hi duniya mein
ik din tumne hi duniya mein
prem preet ka khel rachaaa aaa
aa aa aa aa
ik din tumne hi duniya mein
prem preet ka khel rachaaa
aa aa aa
tumhi ne birha ki jwaaala mein
bhole man ko tadpaaya
aab aa kar
ab tum hi aa kar
birhan ke sheetal nayan karo o
beda paar karo

kyaa jaane
kyaa jaane
kab bikhar jaayegi
sapnon ki
sapnon ki maaya
kya jaane kab mil jaayegi
mitti mein mitti ki kaaya
kyaa jaane
ab ek jhalak dekar r
ab ek jhalak dekar
bhakton ka jeewan safal karo 0
hey ae bhagwan
hey ae bhagwan
paar karo dukhiyan ka beda
beda paar karo o


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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


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