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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3696 Post No. : 14613

Today’s song is from film Shakuntala-43. It was the first film made by V.Shantaram, in his newly established own studio Rajkamal Kalamandir Ltd. This name was made by combining the first few letters of his parents- RAJaram and KAMALabai Vankudre. The studio was set up in 1942 and the first film was made almost immediately with Shantaram’s second wife, Jayashree as the Heroine opposite Chandramohan- the (actually) Blue Eyed boy of Shantaram.

The year 1942 was an eventful and Milestone year for Hindi film industry.

It was in 1942 that a splinter group from Bombay Talkies, led by S Mukherjee, separated and established their own Filmistan Studio.
Abdul Rasheed Kardar started his own Kardar Studios, after working for many famous film makers of Bombay and Calcutta.
Leaving Prabhat Films, with select associates like brother V.Awadhoot (cinematographer), Vasant Desai and few others, Shantaram started his own studio-Rajkamal Kalamandir.

Mehboob Khan left National studios( earlier Sagar movietone) and established his own Mehboob Studios, with the famous Sicle and Hammer on its Logo.

Homi Wadia left Wadia Movietone ,along with fearless Nadia, and started his own Basant pictures.

Begum Akhtar made her rare appearance in film Roti-42.

Muqabala-42 was the ffirst film with many Trick scenes and double role of Fearless Nadia,speaking shudh Hindi in one character and donning Saree with bangles, kumkum etc.

Bharat Milap was the first film in which Prem Adib and Shobhana Samarth played the roles of Ram and Seeta. Later they created history with film Ramrajya-43 in the same roles.

Madhubala debuted as Baby Mumtaz in Basant-42.

This splurge of activities in 1942 and its roll over effect flooded the next year 1943 with ” ek se badhkar ek ” films from the new establishments, competing with the established ones. Films like Aabroo from Hind Pictures of Nazeer Ahmed, Adab Arz by Amar pictures of Virendra Desai (ex Sagar), Kanan Devi’s Hospital, Hamari Baat and Kismat from Bombay Talkies, Kanoon and Namaste by Kardar, Hunterwali ki beti and Mouj from Basant pictures, Andhera, Bansari, Gauri and Nurse from Ranjit, First film Najma by Mehboob studios, Panghat and Ramrajya by Prakash, Poonji from Pancholi of Lahore,Prithvi wallabh by Minerva and the biggest grosser Shakuntala from Rajkamal made the year 1943 a memorable year indeed. In addition other films from Circo, Mohan, Murali and many other production houses too joined in.
Out of all this, Shakuntala ran for 104 weeks and it was the First film shown in USA also. The success reassured Shantaram about his decision to go alone. He started with new vigour.

film Shakuntala had a cast of Jayashree ( Shantaram’s second wife), Chandramohan,Kumar Ganesh, Ratan Piya, Nana Palshikar, Shantarin etc etc. The songs were written by Dewan Sharar and Ratan Piya. The music was given by Vasant Desai. This was his first film with Shantaram. He went on to give music to several films from Rajkamal, like Parbat pe apna dera-44, Dr. Kotnis ki amar kahani-46, Matwala Shayar Ram Joshi-47 ( Amar Bhoopali-50, Marathi), Dahej-50, Surang-53, J.J.Payal Baje-55, Do ankhe bara haath-57 and Ladki Sahyadri ki-66.

Sharar had adapted the story from the original ” अभिज्ञान शाकुंतल by Mahakavi Kalidas ” written in the 3rd century. He wrote the story, dialogues and Lyrics also. This was Sharar’s first film with Shantaram . Their association continued for some more films like, Parbat pe apna dera-44, Dr. Kotnis ki amar kahani-46, Apna Desh-49, Teen batti char Raasta-53 and J.J. Payal baje-55.

Dewan Sharar also acted in 8 films and wrote 62 songs in 12 films.

Hindi film industry has seen uneducated, educated and talented artistes in various fields like acting, direction,production, cinematography, story and dialogue writing, Lyricists,composers etc etc. It has also seen successful artistes leaving films and shining somewhere else on their merits like, Shashi kapoor-sr, S D Batish, Lyricist Moti,B.A. etc etc. However , there is only one example where the artiste had an extraordinary success in totally unrelated fields, was a distinguished author and an acknowledged scholar BEFORE joining the film industry . He is Dewan Sharar. Not much has been written about him so far. Here is something about him.

Dewan was not his first name. It was a Title used as a prefix. He came from a family which had served as Dewans in many states traditionally in few generations. His name was Atmanand Sharar. He was born (1899-1969) in Multan in erstwhile Punjab. From 1929 to 1942, he travelled in many countries. He is credited with editing the Magazine, ” Shabistan “, the first Urdu cinema paper in India. He worked as a Publicist for the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. He edited a leading weekly ” Great Britain and the East ” for 3 years He regularly contributed to British and American press. He was the first Indian whose 4 plays were broadcast over BBC. From 1937 to 1940, he was in charge of the cataloguing of Urdu books and Manuscripts in India House at London. He published many books like’ Indian Folklore’, ‘ In the garden of Peacocks’, ‘ East meets West’ and ‘ Gong of Shiva’. The last one was translated in many languages of Europe. Hindi film ‘ Ishara’-43 was based on this novel. He also wrote the story of Himanshu Roy’s film ” Karma”-33- first English film by an Indian. The film credits start with his name First.

This is what South Asian Cinema Faculty of U.K.said about him, “Film and stage actor, writer of English novels, short stories, stage and radio plays, “Eastern Adviser” to British-Gaumont films in London and Urdu poet. He also contributed prominently to Indian cinema as a producer, character actor and a story and dialogue writer. Born in Multan, Dewan Atmanand Sharar (1899-1969) came from a family that had served as Dewans or Ministers in Indian princely states. After graduating from Punjab’s prestigious Government College, Lahore, he established an impressive repertory company in 1919 and presented several Hindustani plays and mushairas in various urban centres. In 1929, he set up a film-producing and distribution company and began to edit Shabistan,reputedly the first Urdu cinema paper in India.
In 1933, Dewan Sharar moved to London for the completion and launch of Himansu Rai’s Indo-British film, Karma (1933) ofwhich he was the storywriter. It was completed in England by Indian & British Film Productions with J.L. Freer Hunt as the director and Thorold Dickinson as editor. Sharar also produced and acted in Nagin ki Rani, the Hindustani version of Karma. While in London, many of his English short stories on Indian life appeared in mainstream newspapers in the UK and overseas. A major London publishing firm, George G. Harrap & Co., published two of his English works: The Gong of Shiva(1935) and Hindu Fairy Tales(1936). His short stories were also published as part of an anthology which included contributions from other famous contemporary writers. He also contributed a number of English radio plays for the BBC.

After returning to India in 1939 just before World War II, he worked for All India Radio Bombay and Delhi. He then joined filmmaker, V. Shantaram and adapted Kalidasa’s Sanskrit classic, Shakuntala for the silver screen in Hindustani. The film was a runaway success and the Sharar-Shantaram combine lasted over a decade winning laurels for both Sharar and Shantaram’s banner, Rajkamal.

In 1943, Ishaara (1943), a film based on Sharar’s English novel The Gong of Shiva catapulted actor Prithviraj Kapoor to stardom. Besides becoming an important pillar of popular Indian cinema, he also started Dewan Sharar Publications in 1963. His descendants include famous Bombay-based Indian film actor Akash Khurana and Nagpur-based businessman turned playwright and theatre actor Vikash Khurana. ”

The other Lyricist of film Shankuntala-43 was a poet with a very romantic name-Ratan Piya. He was born on 5-3-1904 at Lucknow. His father Pt. Madan Mohan was secretary to Motilal Nehru. His father was a theatre lover and so started his own Theatre company at Allahabad. Ratan, after his matriculation started working in it. He was trained to write songs for its dramas. Their company was patronised by the Viceroy, who paid Rs. 20 p.m. as his Patronage !

Ratan debuted as a Lyricist in film Pakke Badmash-1939. For this film, he even wrote an English song. His films were Zaban-43, Mali-44, Umang-44 Nai Baat-47 and Batohi-48. For sustenance, he even acted in few films like, Shakuntala-43, Umang-44, Meena-44, Mahakavi Kalidas-44, Panna Dai-45, Khush Raho-49, Janam Patrika-49 and Begunah-49. After this ratan Piya returned to Allahabad to look after their Theatre when his father died.

Today’s song is sung by Vasant Desai himself. He gave music to 46 films. He acted in 4 films. He sang 13 songs in 9 films. He was often called for giving Background music to films. He gave Background music to 99 films.

( credits- http://www.sacf.co.uk, stagecrafttheatre.com, film directory-48, HFGK, MuVyz, and my notes )


Song-Chali apne ghar ko Shakuntala (Shakuntala)(1943) Singer-Vasant Desai, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

is bargad ko abmain tumhaare palle daal chali
par bahan
hamen kiske palle daal chali ho

hamen kiske palle mein daalegi
sakhi laadli
tu chali
chali
hamen kyon thhi ye ghadi dekhni
chhuta chhutpane ka jo naata thha
chali
chali aashram se shakuntala
chali aashram se shakuntala

??priya
priyamvada
?? mat
chhodo
shakuntala ko dheeraj do

madan
mere nanhe
ab main tujhse juda ho rahi hoon
ghabra nahin
baba teri paalna karenge

gurubaba
apne pyaaron ko vida karne jal tak hi aana thheek hota hai
ab ye jheel ka kinaara aa gaya
hamen aagya de kar
aap aashram ko laut jaayiye

kya
aap sab yahin se laut jaayenge

main tum sabko phir kab dekhoongi

baba se kab miloongi
baba
tapasya seap waise hi duble ho rahe hain
mere jaane se aur dukhi na hona
baba
mere baba

jo hansaati thhi
usey do diye
jise paaya thha
usey kho diye
gale mil ke rona judaai ka
pita putri ki hai yahi vidha
chali

beti
samay ho gaya

chali apne ghar ko shakuntala
ye safar tera path yatra
tujhe chhaaon achchi ghani miley
miley tujh ko chaman khile khile
tujhe peene ko miley ganga jal
path yatra teri ho sufal
chali

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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3656 Post No. : 14517

Mukesh and his Composers – 15
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Remembering Mukesh on his birthday (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976)

Mukesh singing for Bappi Lahari is bound to raise eyebrows for the simple reason that the two artists worked in two different periods of time.
However, when Bappida started his hindi music journey in the beginning of the 70s, Mukesh was still giving playback. His first score for hindi movies was for the film Nanha Shikari (1973) and incidentally his first composition featured Mukesh. This was a pleasant surprise for me, when I was going through some articles on Bappida. For his fans here is his official website.

Coming to the next part of this series and after a long time, here is the short collaboration of Mukesh singing for Bappida. (The post itself is even shorter ) 🙂

There are only two songs; a duet with Sushma Shrestha in Nanha Shikari (1973) and a solo from Bazaar Band Karo (1974) which I present in this post.

S.No Name of song Movie (Year of release) Co-singer if any Lyricist
1 mohe kar de vidaa de ke pyaar Bazaar Band Karo (1974) Naqsh Lyallpuri
2 tu hi mera chanda tu hi taara Nanha Shikari (1973) Sushma Shrestha Yogesh

“Bazaar Band Karo” is a 1974 Bollywood film produced and directed by B. R. Ishara and starring Manhar Desai and Asha Chandra. One song from the film is already posted on the blog and this is the second out of the four songs from the movie.

The bidaai song immediately reminds us of one of the most famous songs in this genre, the one from S. D Burman’s Bambai ka Babu’s iconic song Chal ri sajni ab kyaa soche(Bambai ka babu) sung by Mukesh himself.

A sort collaboration and an even sorter post, but the memories and the melodies of the singer are too many.


Song-Mohe kar de vida (Baazaar Band Karo)(1974) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

mohe kar de vidaa aa aa
de ke pyaar
hmm hmm hmm
re baabul kya soche ae
hmm
doli le ke khade hain kahaar
baabul kya soche
mohe kar de vidaa aa aa
de ke pyaar
hmm hmm hmm

aaj tere ghar ki jyoti
hmm
daaman mein lekar moti ee
hmm
aaj tere ghar ki jyoti
daaman mein lekar moti ee
dwaar piya ke pahunchengi roti
o o o o
dwaar piya ke pahunchenge roti
hmm
mohe kar do vidaa de ke pyaar
hmm hmm

laut na jaayen baarati
hmm
roothe na jeevan saathi ee
hmm
laut na jaayen baaraati
roothe na jeevan saathi ee
beet na jaaye ghadi muhoorat ki
hmm
ooo
o o o o
o o o
beet na jaaye ghadi muhoorat ki
mohe kar de vidaa aa aa
de ke pyaar
hmm hmm
mohe kar de vidaa aa aa
de ke pyaar
hmm hmm
re baabul kya soche
doli le ke khade hain kahaar
re baabul kya soche
re baabul kya soche
re baabul kya soche


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Blog Day : 3517 Post No. : 14127

“Kaaghaz Ki Naao” (1975) was produced and directed by BR Ishara for BRI Arts, Bombay. The movie had Sarika and Raj Kiran (making their debuts as lead actors in grown up roles). The movie also had Pradeep Kumar, Aruna Irani, Helen, IS Johar, Paaro, Johnny Whisky, Dileep Dutt, Shyam Dubey, Amal Sen, Hamid, Asha Sharma, Rajni Verma, Hardeep, Maniyar, Arbind Dasgupta, Manhar Desai, Asit Sen, Manmohan Krishan, Reena Ghosh, Master Mitthoo etc. in it.

There were four songs in the movie. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Kaaghaz Ki Naao” (1975) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Manna Dey. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jaagmohan.

Only the audio seems to be available as of now. From the sounds of it, this song is bidaai song, and if my guess is correct, it must be a song playing in the background as the bride is given her send off from her baabul.

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


Song-Aaj sakhi main baabul ka ghar chhod chali (Kaaghaz Ki Naao)(1975) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali
aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali
pi ki lagan mein
saare naate
saare bandhan tod chali
aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali

bachpan beeta jahaan rang raliyon mein
aaj paraayi hoon main un galiyon mein
na main ladi na poora bol hi boli
kaahe sajaayi mori baabul doli
aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali

dukh ye judaai ka tu hans hans ke sahna
ye hi to hai is nagri ki reet ri bahna
ro ke vida hote hain
hote hain jo bhi
jinko vida karna hai
rote hain wo bhi
aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali


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Blog Day : 3495 Post No. : 14046

“Raakhi” (1962) was produced by Siva H Ganeshan and directed by a Bhimsingh for Prabhuram Pictures, Madras. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Pradeep Kumar, Mehmood, Ameeta, Malika, Lalita Pawar, Raj Mehra, Randhir, Madan Puri, Shivraj, Mohan Choti, Umesh Sharma etc in it.

This archtypically melodramatic movie had one theme song dedicated to the festival of Rakhi, but other songs from the movie were apparently all wedding songs of different nature- viz from the point of view of the bride, from the point of view of the sister in law etc.

Here is the “baabul ka chhootna” genre of wedding song from “Raakhi” (1962). The song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricidt. Music is composed by Ravi. This lyricist-Music director duo have given us several great wedding songs, and this song is one of them.

The song is picturised as a background bidaai song as Waheeda Rehman, after being married off to Pradeep Kumar is deparing in a doli, looked on by Ashok Kumar, playing dulhan ka bhai.


Song-Baabul chhoot chala tera angna (Raakhi)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
le ke chali tan saja sajaaya
chhod chali man apna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna

haath huye kya peele mere
ho gayi main to paraayi
haath huye kya peele mere
ho gayi main to paraayi
shahnaayi ki goonj mein kho gayi
baabul meri duhaayi
dil bhi mera tab tab dhadke
jab jab khanke kangna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
le ke chali tan saja sajaaya
chhod chali man apna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna

jis angna mein bhaiyya ke sang
bachpan mera khela
jis angna mein bhaiyya ke sang
bachpan mera khela
us angna mein aaj khada hai
bhaiyya mera akela
jaagti aankhon dekh raha hai
mere sukh ka sapna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
le ke chali tan saja sajaaya
chhod chali man apna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna
Baabul chhoot chala tera angna


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Blog Day : 3461 Post No. : 13891

“Naiyya”(1979) was directed by Prashant Nanda for Chanda Pictures, Bombay. I became aware of this fact when I discussed the earlier songs from this movie. Initially I was under the impression that this movie was a Rajshree Productions movie and once again I reverted back to the same impression with passage of time 🙂

The movie had Zarina Wahab, Prashant Nanda (new discovery for Hindi movies), Baldev Khosa, Dinesh Thakur, Leela Mishra, Mohammad Mohsin (another new discovery), Jageerdaar, Dinesh Hingoo, Nandlal Sharma, c S Dubey, Shail Chaturvedi, Shivraj, Amrish Puri, Pardesi, Om Tripathi, Shankar Bhake, Manmauji, Rooplekha etc, along with guest appearances by Sulochana, Shubha Khote and Jayshree T.

The movie had five songs in it. Three of them have been covered in the past. Here is the fourth song from “Naiyya”(1979) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Yesudas and Suresh Wadkar. Ravindra Jain is the lyricist as well as the music director. The song is picturised on Prashant Nanda, Baldev Khosa (I hope I have identified him correctly) and Zarina Wahab.


Song-Tera kuchh khoya ho…Geeta raani Geeta raani hans de zara (Naiyya)(1979) Singers-Yesudas, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

tera kuchh khoya ho to dhoondh den
kabhi dil toota ho to jod den
dil na dukha
maan bhi jaa
geeta raani geeta raani
hans de zara aa
hans de o geeta raani
hans de zara

tera kuchh khoya ho to dhoondh den
kabhi dil toota ho to jod den
dil na dukha aa
maan bhi jaa aa
geeta raani geeta raani
hans de zara aa
hans de o geeta raani
hans de zara

saawan ne aawan ka nyota
bheja hai manbhaawan ko
nyota bheja hai manbhaawan ko
o o
ham ne to ek dev ko saupa
tere roop ke chandan ko
gori
tere roop ke chandan ko
hai raam sa aa sajan tera aa
geeta raani geeta raani
hans de zara aa
hans de o geeta raani
hans de zara

ik maanjhi ke ghar se tu gori
raaj mahal mein jaayegi
jaayegi
raaj mahal mein jaayegi
o o o
jo sukh hamne sapne mein dekhe
wo saare sukh paayegi
paayegi
wo saare sukh paayegi
dena nahin
hamko bhula aa
geeta raani geeta raani
hans de zara aa
hans de o geeta raani
hans de zara

main doonga tujhe kajra bindiya
main racha doonga mehandi mahaawar
khud ko bandhak rakh ke loonga
sona karoonga wo tujhpe nichhaawar
haathon ki choodiyaan
main doonga
paanwon ke bichhua
main doonga
chunri saadi
main doonga
main doonga
main doonga
main doonga
main doonga
hey
mil ke tujhe denge saja aa
geeta raani geeta raani
hans de zara aa
hans de o geeta raani
hans de zara
tera kuchh khoya ho to dhoondh den
kabhi dil toota ho to jod den
hamra kaha aa
maan bhi jaa aa
geeta raani geeta raani
hans de zara aa
hansde o geeta raani
hans de zara


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“Gauri Pooja”(1956) was produced by Chandrakant Desai and directed by Vinod Desai for Desai and Company, Bombay. The movie had Nirup Roy, Abhi Bhattacharya, Kumkum, Yashdhara Katju, Sundar, Shrawan Kumar, Kanta Kumari, Sarita, Umakant, Pravin Paul, Mumtaz, Hira Sawant, Neerja, Uma Dutt, Ram Shashtri, etc with guest appearances by Sulochana, Sapru, Bipin Gupta and Lalita Pawar.
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‘Pyaar Ka Bandhan’ (1963) has a total of seven songs (including one multiple version song). Out of these seven songs five songs have already been posted on the blog.
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“Bhakt Ke Bhagwaan”(1947), a forgotten movie by now, was directed by V M Vyas for Sunrise Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Ratnamala, Umakant, Rani Premlata, Bhaktraj Shankar Das, Natwarlal Chauhan, Mehar Sultana, Shantabai, Radha,, Saguna, Tara, Chandrika, Master Dhulia, Babu Raje, Shyam, Haridas etc in it.
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“Rajhath”(1956) was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Pradeep Kumar, Madhubala, Murad, Ulhas, Kammo etc in it.
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Hindi movie music and cricket are two of the biggest pastime of Indians. Statistics play a big role in both.

The statistics of cricket are maintained extremely well. Scorecards of first class matches played more than hundred years ago are still available. That is because cricket evolved in England and the English were good record-keepers and they preserved their history.
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