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Blog Day :

4401 Post No. : 15785

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.50
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Ten years ago, viz on 5 August 2010, the blog had covered six songs from six different movies, belonging to years from 1959 to 1973. Details of these songs are as follows:-

Song post number song Movie-year Remarks
2732 Sajna lagan teri sone na de Duniyaa Naa Maane-1959 YIPPEED (All 8 songs covered)
2733 Raaz e dil unse chhupaayaa naa gayaa Apna Banaake Dekho-1962 YIPPEED (all ten songs covered)
2734 Aaj huaa meraa dil matwaalaa Chhote Nawaab-1963 YIPPEED (All 8 songs covered)
2735 Wo chale jhatak ke daaman Hamraahi-1963 YIPPEED (All 8 songs covered)
2736 Ruk jaa roktaa hai ye deewaanaa Mr X in Bombay-1964 YIPPEED (All 6 songs covered)
2737 Wo jidhar dekh rahe hain sab udhar dekh rahe hain Sabak-1973 3 songs covered out of 7

One can observe that the first five movies covered that day have already been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with only one movie viz “Sabak”(1973), that has not yet been YIPPEED and so this movie is eligible for the blog ten year challenge today.

Out o seven songs that this movie has, only three have been covered so far.

Song Date
Barkha Rani zara jam ke barso 24 october 2008
Wo jidhar dekh rahe hain sab udhar dekh rahe hain 5 August 2010
Barkha bairan zara thham ke barso 7 october 2019

This movie was produced and directed by Jugal Kishore for Jugal Kishore Productions, Bombay. The movie had Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam, K.N.singh, Jaishree.T.,Ramesh Deo, Chandrashekhar, Master Satyajit, Ranjan, Maruti, Mumtaz Begum, Seema Deo, Rajni Bala, Rajan Kapoor, Brahmchari, Hercules, Rajpal, Kishan Kaul, Pandey, Ved Sharma, Sheroo, Kishan Thapa, Naginder, Sushil Kumar, Moolchand, Bholanath, Manohar, Jerry, Raj Verma, Omi Chopra, Uma Dutt,
Sunder Singh, Preetam Kumar, Gurmail Singh, Captain Navin Kumar, Kishan Billa, Balbir Kathoria,Kumari Rajni etc in it with guest appearances by Jugal Kishore, Abhijeet, and Nazir Hussain.

This fourth song from the movie is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised on Jayshree T as a cabarat dance song. Hercules, Rajan Kapoor, K.N.Singh, Ramesh Deo,Jayashree.T., Chinoo Shikari alias Chinu Rajput(dancer) and Tyrone Aviet alias Bulbul(dancer) can also be seen in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Mann ka ye panchhi haaye kare kya (Sabak)(1973) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, Md-Usha Khanna

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mann ka ye panchhi haayye kare kya
sone ke pinjre mein qaid ho gaya
zindagi ye phad phadaake haayye reh gayee
zaalim zamane ne kaat diye par
mann ka ye panchhi haayye kare kya
sone ke pinjre mein qaid ho gaya
zindagi ye phad phadaake haayye reh gayee
zaalim zamane ne kaat diye par
mann ka ye panchhi haayye kare kya
sone ke pinjre mein qaid ho gaya

aag hamaarey dil mein lagi hai ae
phir bhi jawaani naach rahi hai ae
aag hamaarey dil mein lagi hai
phir bhi jawaani naach rahi hai ae
apne kiye pe khush hai zamaana
hum to bane hain sabka nishaana
zindagi ye phad phadaake haayye reh gayee
zaalim zamaane ne kaat diye par
mann ka ye panchhi haayye kare kya
sone ke pinjre mein qaid ho gaya

jaayein kahaan par udd na sakey dil
raah andheri haayye rey mushkil
jaayein kahaan par udd na sakey dil
raah andheri haayye rey mushkil
duniya ke bheed mein hosh kho gaya
milta nahin hai koi raasta
zindagi ye phad phadaake haayye reh gayee
zaalim zamaane ne kaat diye par
mann ka ye panchhi haayye kare kya
sone ke pinjre mein qaid ho gaya


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Blog Day :

4396 Post No. : 15768

Hullo Atuldom

“Lafange” (1975) was a movie produced and directed by Harmesh Malhotra. It had five songs from which the blog has one song covered. It was under Sudhirji’s series of “Rafi SB -in the seventies”.

But the more popular song of the movie was its title song “log kehte hain, ke hum lafange hain”. That is not the song we shall have today. We will be celebrating the birthday of the leading lady of this movie with a song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It is written by Anand Bakshi and Laxmi-Pyare were the music composers.

“Lafange” was another run-of-the-mill masala movie. It was the story of “beautiful Sapna (Mumtaz) who lives with her wealthy father, Dhanraj (Sapru), and a younger brother in a palatial house. Her father comes across some valuable diamonds and conceals them in a secret place. While driving one day, Dhanraj is killed, but her brother escapes without any injuries, but loses control of his vocal chords unable to tell anyone how the accident occurred, and goes missing. After Sapna wins a beauty contest, she travels to Bombay and meets with a young wheel-chair bound soldier named Gopal, and both fall in love with each other. What Sapna does not know is that Gopal is a fraud, a con-man who is only after her money. Then her life is even more complicated after she finds out that her father was killed by a man named Diwan. Before she could think of taking any further action, Diwan and his men track her down – their goal to find the secret location of the diamonds hidden by Dhanraj – and kill anyone who dares to get in their way.” (Got this story from imdb.com, I have not seen the movie).

31st July is the 73rd birthday of Mumtaz, who was at the peak of her career when she gave it all up after marriage to businessman Mayur Madhwani in 1974. She did make an appearance in the David Dhawan directed “Aandhiyan” in 1990 opposite Shatrughan Sinha as mother to Prasenjit (son of her one time co-star Biswajit.

She was born Mumtaz Aksari to Abdul Sameed Aksari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha both of whom were of Afghani origin who were settled in Bombay. It is said that Sardar Begum Habiba Agha was also an actress (needs confirmation from the stalwarts of the blog). She had a sister Malika and two step-siblings. Roopesh Kumar was her cousin. She has two daughters one of whom is married to Fardeen Khan making her Feroz Khan’s daughter-in-law. Her journey in the film industry is well known: beginning as a child actor, growing up into a dancer, vamp, character actress and reaching the pinnacle as leading lady. We have a few of her songs yet to make an appearance on the blog, this is one of them.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Mumu.


Song-Ud chala panchhi ban ke man mera (Lafange)(1975) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ud chala
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
tu bhi aa sang mere
dekh nazaara
yeh ek baar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala

yeh zindagi bas ek baar
milti hai ae ae
milti hai
ye zindagi bas ek baar
milti hai ae ae
milti hai
murjha ke phir ye kali kab
khilti hai ae ae ae
bhar le apna daaman
in phoolon ka aa
kya aitbaar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
leke tera naam maine
pukaara hai ae ae ae
pukaara hai
leke tera naam maine
pukaara hai ae ae ae
pukaara hai
samjhe toh kaafi yahi ek
ishaara hai ae ae ae
tera mera kya naata hai
tu saawan hai ae
main hoon bahaar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
tu bhi aa sang mere
dekh nazaara
yeh ek baar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala


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Blog Day :

4381 Post No. : 15728

“Baaraati”(1954) was directed by J K Nanda for Kardar Productions, Bombay. The movie had Chaand Usmani, Peace Kanwal, Agha, Om Prakash, Leela Mishra, Sham Kumar, bBy Sheela, Darpan, Johny Walker, Abbas, Rajan Haksar, Heera Sawant, Agha Miraz, Kathana, Ameer Ali, etc in it.

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

Here is the fifth song from “Baaraati”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

The song is picturised on Chaand Usmaani. Agha and Om Prakash look on from a distance.


Song-Haaye koi keh de papeeha se jaa ke (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke

rut saawan ki mukh par haaye kyun
jhoomti ghata mein koi aag lagaaye kyun
rut saawan ki mukh par haaye kyun
jhoomti ghata mein koi aag lagaaye kyun
mere paas aaye wo to
mere paas aaye wo to
kahoon samjhaake
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se ja ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke

abhi khile kali aur abhi murjhaaye hai
ja rey paapi kaliyon pe pade teri haaye hai
abhi khile kali aur abhi murjhaaye hai
ja rey paapi kaliyon pe pade teri haaye hai
jiya chaahe noch loon main
jiya chaahe noch loon main pankh tere aake
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se ja ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke


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 :

4368 Post No. : 15699

Main ik panchhi matwaalaa re …

In this case we have a ‘reverse’ ‘repetition of song’ of a Hindi movie, i.e. reverse repetition on our blog 😊 where the new song was posted first and older will be covered here. 😊

– The song has been posted on the blog under the movie ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’ and it has also been mentioned there that it was recorded for ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’ …

1) When it was recorded for ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’, Amit Kumar (born on 3rd July’1952) must be around 17-18 yrs old.

2) The songs/soundtracks listing of ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’ included this song, which is also mentioned in HFGK, so technically we need to include this song, the recording which was done when the singer was ‘Amit Ganguly’, on the blog.

3) Then, this song has a second stanza (which TILL NOW has not been mentioned or posted on the blog) and the full song is given below.

4) When the same song was recorded for ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’, it was recorded again and it was not the same recording from ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’. The age of Amit Kumar (now he was Amit Kumar) at the time of second recording must be around 32-34 yrs, so here the voice is more matured now and I think the ‘length of the ‘sur’s’ too.

5) The song in ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’ has an additional second stanza as given in this audio link. The link of this song and the earlier song has also been posted by our ‘passionate favorite’ team members, but so far, they do not mention about the second stanza: –

There is onlyone difference in the lyrics at one place highlighted in red.

‘ghor ghataa chhaaye, chaahye bijlee
daraayein’
‘ghor ghataa chhaaye, chaahye bijuri daraayein’


Song-Main ik panchhi matwaala re (Door Ka Raahi)(1971) Singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Kishore Kumar, MD-Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

main ik panchhi matwaala re ae ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

main ik panchhi matwaala re ae ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

door gagan ka panchhi hoon main
door thhikaana mera aa
door gagan ka panchhi hoon main
door thhikaana mera aa
is bagiyaa ki daal pe mera
ik pal rain basera aa
hichkoley khaaun
chah-chahaaun
gungunaaun
baadlon ke sang sang
ud ud jaaun
main apne aap mein bhoolaa re
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

toofaanon ka paalaa hoon main
aandhiyon mein khelaa aa
toofaanon ka paalaa hoon main
aandhiyon mein khelaa aa
taan ke seenaa udoon gagan mein
har mushqil ko jhelaa aa
ghor ghataa chhaaye
chaahye bijlee daraayein
badhhtaa chaloon main
lehraaye bal khaaye ae
main dhoop chhaaon mein
khelaa re ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मैं इक पंछी मतवाला रे ए ए ए
मतवाला और निराला रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

मैं इक पंछी मतवाला रे ए ए ए
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

दूर गगन का पंछी हूँ मैं
दूर ठिकाना मेरा आ
दूर गगन का पंछी हूँ मैं
दूर ठिकाना मेरा आ
इस बगिया की डाल पे मेरा
इक पल रेन बसेरा आ
हिचकोले खाऊं
चह चहाऊँ
गुनगुनाऊं
बादलों के संग संग
उड़ उड़ जाऊं
मैं अपने आप में भूला रे
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

तूफानों का पाला हूँ मैं
आँधियों में खेला आ
तूफानों का पाला हूँ मैं
आँधियों में खेला आ
तान के सीना उडूं गगन में
हर मुश्किल को झेला आ
घोर घटा छाये
चाहे बिजली डरायें
बढ़ता चलूँ मैं
लहराए बल खाए ए
मैं धुप छाँव में खेला रे ए
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे


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

4352 Post No. : 15667

A voice that sounds quite mature, dripping with heavy bass – a baritone that appeared to emerge from somewhere deep inside. Playing this sound on the songs like “Zindagi Pyaar Ki Do Chaar Ghadi Hoti Hai”, or “Lele Dard Paraaya Kar De Door Gham Ka Saaya”, or “Jaane Wo Kaise Log The Jinke Pyaar Ko Pyaar Mila”, “Ganga Aaye Kahaan Se. . .”, and many more of this ilk, sounds so natural and, well, so suitable. The deep bass gets to the perfect tone of poignancy that is needed for these songs.

And yet Sachin Da would choose this voice to present the best of the romance-of-the-young-heart songs, when way back in 1952, he recorded “Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahaan” for a young guitar strumming conman on screen. He would return to this voice again and again, for the same effect. Fast forward to 1955 and he brings on the same voice for a soft romantic song of the night – “Chup Hai Dharti Chup Hain Chaand Sitaare”. Then in 1958, he would once again return to the same voice for the thumping lyrical “Hai Apna Dil To Awaara”, that astoundingly carried the day as the playback. And then in 1962 would be “Na Tum Hamen Jaano. . .“. All four songs – lip synced by Dev Anand onscreen. Only Sachin Da could have visualized the effect of this voice on these romantic creations. And of course, the voice itself, to be able to bring in that young heart effect into the life breath of these songs.

The effect is so endearingly replicated in other songs like “Keh Rahi Hai Zindagi, Jee Sakey To Jee”, and “Beqaraar Kar Ke Hamen Yun Na Jaaiye”, and “Ye Nayan Darey Darey”, or even in “Ek Baar Zara Phir Keh Do Mujhe Sharma Ke Tum Deewaana”, and many more.

Celebrating the birth centennial (on 16 June, 2020) of this magical voice – Hemant Kumar.

This song is from the lesser known film – ‘Raami Dhoban’ from 1953. The film is produced by Ramesh Vyas for the banner Navkala Niketan, Bombay. The film is directed by Hiren Bose, who is also the music director. The star cast of this film is Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Tiwari, Ashita, Ramesh Vyas, Shalini, Bannerjee, Mishra, Sankatha Prasad, Rai Mohan, Gautam, Sachin Ghosh, Nandini, Sona Chatterji, Uma Devi, Sulochana Chatterjee, and Prem Adeeb.

The film is a veritable musical, with as many as 14 songs, all written by Ram Murty. Five over these songs are already featured on our blog.

This song is such a beautiful rendition of a sad song of love – “Panchhi Ud Gaya Preet Laga Ke”. I pulled out and heard this beautiful solo song for the first time today. The words tell of a beloved that stole the heart, and has now left, leaving behind loneliness and a broken heart. The words are lovely, and so is the rendition. A vintage Hemant Da song.

Song – Panchhi Ud Gaya Preet Laga Ke  (Raami Dhoban) (1953) Singer – Hemant Kumar, Lyrics – Ram Murti, MD – Hiren Bose

Lyrics

panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa

panchhi udd gaya preet laga ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa
sapnon ki
sapnon ki sukh sajia ke bairi piir basa ke
sapnon ki..ee..ee
sapnon ki sukh sajia ke bairi piir basa ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa

mann ke pinjra chori chori
bandh ke raakhi prem ki dori
mann ke pinjra chori chori
bandh ke raakhi prem ki dori
chhod gaya..aa
chhod gaya haaye mohe dard bhara geet suna ke
chhod gaya..aa
chhod gaya haaye mohe dard bhara geet suna ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa

shaam rang kuchh kaam na aaya
radhe radhe..ey..ey
bol chuka
par bedardi raha na apna
apna ho kar hua paraaya
tod gaya wo prem ki dori
chhod gaya wo nagri mori
tod gaya wo prem ki dori
chhod gaya wo nagri mori
haaye chhalia
haaye chhalia mujhse munh mod gaya tthes laga ke
haaye chhalia
haaye chhalia mujhse munh mod gaya tthes laga ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa
panchhi udd gaya preet laga ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ

पंछी उड़ गया प्रीत लगा के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
सपनों की
सपनों की सुख सजिया के बैरी पीर बसा के
सपनों की॰॰ई॰॰ई
सपनों की सुख सजिया के बैरी पीर बसा के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ

मन के पिंजरा चोरी चोरी
बांध के राखी प्रेम की डोरी
मन के पिंजरा चोरी चोरी
बांध के राखी प्रेम की डोरी
छोड़ गया॰॰आ
छोड़ गया हाय मोहे दर्द भरा गीत सुना के
छोड़ गया॰॰आ
छोड़ गया हाय मोहे दर्द भरा गीत सुना के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ

शाम रंग कुछ काम ना आया
राधे राधे॰॰ए॰॰ए
बोल चुका
पर बेदर्दी रहा ना अपना
अपना होकर हुआ पराया
तोड़ गया वो प्रेम की डोरी
छोड़ गया वो नागरी मोरी
तोड़ गया वो प्रेम की डोरी
छोड़ गया वो नागरी मोरी
हाय छलिया
हाय छलिया मुझसे मुंह मोड़ गया ठेस लगा के
हाय छलिया
हाय छलिया मुझसे मुंह मोड़ गया ठेस लगा के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
पंछी उड़ गया प्रीत लगा के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ


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Blog Day :

4314 Post No. : 15594

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 28
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10 may 2010 saw three songs from three movies getting discussed. Out of them, two movies viz “Chaandni Chowk”(1954) and “Baap Re Baap”(1955) have been YIPPEED by now.

“Hamshakal”(1974) was a movie which remains UNYIPPEED to this date. This movie was produced by T M Kittu and A V Subramaniam and directed by Jambu. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, Moushami Chatterji, Raajesh Behal, Asrani, Meena.T, Baby Sonu, Uma Dhawan, Chand Kuldip, Aruna Irani, Asit Sen, David Abraham, Jagdeep, Manmohan, Jankidas, Kumud Chuggani etc in it.

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

On this blog ten year challenge occasion for the day, here is the fifth song from “Hamshakal”(1974) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

This song is picturised as a Cabarat dance song on Aruna Irani as the movie starts. It is another matter that the video of this movie available online omits this song. One needs to watch this movie in zee classic in order to watch the video of this song. And this movie gets screened almost every forthnight on that channel. This is what Prakashchandra, who sent me the lyrics of this song, informs about the video of this song, which is not available online as of now.

audio link:

Song-Udti chidiya udte udte (Hamshakal)(1974) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aay haay haay haay haay
phanss gayee
udti chidiya udte udte
phanss gayee ee ee ee eee
ek dafa ek jagah shikaari ke jaal mein ae
ae ae hey ae ae hey ae ae
udti chidiya udte udte
phanss gayee ee ee ee ee
ek dafa ek jagah shikaari ke jaal mein ae
ae ae hey ae ae hey ae ae

hey huhhh
hey huuhh huhn huhh
haan aan huhh
hey ae

aagey poochho na
bas uski tum daastaan
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo
chhoti si naazuk si
zaraa si hai jaan
huhh doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo
par peepar(?) phadphadaaye magar
kuchch na huaa asar huhh
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo
udti chidiya udte udte
phans gayee ee ee ee
ek dafa ek jagah shikaari ke jaal mein ae
ae ae ae hey ae ae hey ae

thhak`ke dil haar ke
uss ne kee fariyaad
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo
jaane dey mujhko
jaane dey ae saiyyaad
doo doo doo huuhh
doo doo doo huh
doo doo doo
pinjre se sar takraayaa magar
kuchch na huaa asar huhh
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo huhh
doo doo doo
udti chidiya udte udte
phanss gayee ee ee ee ee
ek dafa ek jagah shikaari ke jaal mein ae
ae hey ae ae ae hey ae
udti chidiya udte udte
phanss gayee ee ee ee
ek dafa ek jagah shikaari ke jaal mein ae
ae ae hey ae ae hey ae


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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Another of those “aa ha” moments, as I was searching for a song to celebrate an anniversary. Sitting on my hard disk for a long time, I just pulled it up and listened to it, as I searched for a song by Khusheed Bano, And wow, what a wonderful creation this one turns out to be. And with a surprise bonus that saved me some extra effort.

Well actually, this post should have come on board yesterday (18 Apr). Having missed the birth anniversary of Khursheed Bano on 14th April, as I checked the anniversaries page, I found that I was still in time for her anniversary of passing away on 18th April. So I started the search and prep for a song sung by her. As luck would have it, I narrowed down to this wonderful song which is such a pleasing listen.

The twist comes in like this. As I checked from the Geet Kosh in my search, and identified this song from the 1941 film ‘Pardesi’, I noted that the GK lists the singer for this song as Khursheed and chorus. But when I played this song, I was taken by surprise to discover that this song is actually a duet, and that too, a delightful romantic duet. To check on the identity of the male voice, I turned to our dear friend, Girdhari Lal ji (of Jodhpur), and requested him for identification. His response was immediate – the male voice is that of Kantilal.

And then another part clicked into place. I immediately went back to the anniversaries list to confirm, and yes my memory was right. 18th April also is the birth anniversary of singer actor Kantilal. And so the celebrations connected and coalesced together into this one song.

Interesting to note that today’s song is one of those rare combinations wherein we have two actor-singers singing together. Yes, there are other pairs that we can list – Surendra – Noorjehaan, Suraiya – Surendra, KL Saigal – Suraiya, KL Saigal – Khursheed etc. Kantilal is also a singer of certain repute, active during the early years Hindi cinema. He has appeared as an actor, and has sung songs that he has performed himself on screen. He has also given playback to other artists. About today’s song, my take is that this song is not performed by Kantilal himself on screen although he himself is also listed as one of the actors in the film. In all probability he has given playback for Motilal. Motilal used to sing off and on. In some films, we find his name listed as singer, and in some films we see him lip syncing other playback singers. In ‘Pardesi’, he is the lead actor, but his name does not appear in the list of singers. And since, in this film, he is paired opposite to Khursheed, and that she is the other singer in this song, it would follow logically that Motilal is lip syncing Kantilal voice in this song.

Now, for the details. We already have a good set of posts giving details about this film and the artists, I will not attempt to re-present that information. However, I will give the links to where these details can be perused.

About the film – ‘Pardesi’, the film synopsis has been posted by our dear Arun ji, in his post for the song “Ab Kahaan Basera Apna”. In the same post, we also can read a brief biosketch about Khursheed Bano.

Our dear Sadanand ji has also presented another brief about Khursheed in his post for the song “Pehle Jo Mohabbat Se Inkaar Kiya Hotaaa”, also from the same film.

Regarding actor-singer Kantilal, I refer to another post by Arun ji, for the song “Dhanwaalon Ki Duniya Hai Ye, Nirdhan Ke Bhagwaan” from the film ‘Holi’ from 1940.

The film ‘Pardesi’ is from the house of Ranjit Movietone, and is directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. The list of actors, as per Geet Kosh, is – Motilal, Khurshid, Snehprabha, E Billimoria, Durgesh, Keshari, Kantilal, and Bhagwan Das amongst others. The film has 15 songs listed. The songwriters listed for this film are DN Madhok and PL Santoshi. However, specific songwriter for individual songs, is not identified for all songs. As such also for this song – the specific songwriter is not identified. Music for this film is by Khemchand Prakash.

So with this song, we pay our tributes to Khursheed Bano and Kantilal on their anniversaries today. So many things to cherish for, in memory. 🙂

[Author’s Note: The available recording is certainly not the best. I have not been able to decipher one word in the 3rd antraa. I request other readers with keener ears to please help make the correction. Thanks.]

Song – Morey Angna Mein Ambuwa, Ambuwa Ki Daali  (Pardesi) (1941) Singers – Khursheed, Kantilal, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Khemchand Prakash
Khursheed + Kantilal

Lyrics

more angana mein ambuwaa..aa

more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re
more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re

dol gayi re
dol gayi re
dol gayi re
dol gayi re
duniya dilon ki dol gayi re
duniya dilon ki dol gayi re
more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re

dekh sajanwa kaliyan khil gayi. . .
dekh sajanwa kaliyan khil gayi
kaliyon ko bhanwara
bhanwre ko kaliyan
kaliyon ko bhanwara
bhanwre ko kaliyan
mil gayi re
mil gayi re
mil gayi re
mil gayi re
more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re

phoolon ki ot sajanwa lag gayi. . .
phoolon ki ot sajanwa lag gayi
kaanton ki meethi kor
kaanton ki meethi kor
?? ras mein ras ghol gayi re
haan haan bol gayi re
ras ghol gayi re
ras ghol gayi re
more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re

more angana mein ambuwaa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा॰॰आ

मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल ॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे
मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल बोल गई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे

डोल गई रे
डोल गई रे
डोल गई रे
डोल गई रे
दुनिया दिलों की डोल गई रे
दुनिया दिलों की डोल गई रे
मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल बोल गई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे

देख सजनवा कलियाँ खिल गईं॰ ॰ ॰
देख सजनवा कलियाँ खिल गईं
कलियों को भँवरा
भँवरे को कलियाँ
कलियों को भँवरा
भँवरे को कलियाँ
मिल गईं रे
मिल गईं रे
मिल गईं रे
मिल गईं रे
मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल बोल गई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे

फूलों की ओट सजनवा लग गई॰ ॰ ॰
फूलों की ओट सजनवा लग गई
काँटों की मीठी कोर
काँटों की मीठी कोर
?? रस में रस घोल गई रे
हाँ हाँ बोल गई रे
रस घोल गई रे
रस घोल गई रे
मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल बोल गई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे

मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

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8th December is the 75th birthday of Rinku or Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan who also is known by the name Sharmila Tagore. What was not known is that she was born in Hyderabad. (I didn’t know, the stalwarts of the blog may be aware). She looked so delicate and fragile in “Kashmir Ki Kali” (1964) – her Hindi debut, having debuted in Bengali in 1959 through Satyajit Ray’s “Apur Sansar”; the need to protect her from Pran must have come naturally to Shammi Kapoor. She has a super-sweet smile too with deeeep dimples that form whenever she smiles. It was not as if she excelled only in glamourous baby-doll type of roles; she was comfortable even when she played the roles of mother and daughter – Chanda/ Kajri- in Gulzar’s “Mausam” (1975). 1975 saw her in five movies “Mausam”, “Chupke Chupke”, “Faraar”, “Amanush”, “Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka” and the character she played in each of them were completely different from each other.

I started following her from “Chupke Chupke” and then have seen many of her movies from the 60s and 70s on various media- Doordarshan, Satellite Television, YouTube etc. Had been very impressed by her in “Kashmir Ki Kali”, “Anupama”, “Satyakam” and “Viruddh” in the recent times. She was last seen on-screen in 2010 released “Break Ke Baad”. But videos of this elegant lady can be seen on YouTube in interviews etc where she speaks of her life and career and how her sister Oindrila Tagore (Tinku) played Mini, the central child character, in Tapan Sinha’s 1957 “Kabuliwala”.

She speaks of how she was given very short sentences to speak in her first Hindi movie by Shakthi Samanta etc (saw all this on the Zee TV show ‘Jeena Isi ka Naam Hai’).

For the occasion today let us have a song from the 1971 released, K B Tilak directed “Chhoti Bahu” in which she stars with her co-star of several box-office hits – Rajesh Khanna. She paired with him in seven successful movies beginning with “Aradhana” in 1969 and following it up with Amar Prem, Chhoti Bahu, Safar, Daag, Raja Rani, Aavishkaar and Maalik. She had a good pairing with Dharmendra too beginning with Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anupama and Devar, Mere Humdam Mere Dost, Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, EK Mahal Ho Sapno ka and the last time we saw the pair together was in Sunny. She also had some good films with Shashi Kapoor- Waqt, Aamne Saamne, New Delhi Times, Suhana Safar etc.

Today’s song reminds me of another song with a similar theme – “Chanda hai tum mera suraj hai tu”. And also “Bada natkhat hai re Krishna Kanhaiya”, she did emote well in these song situations, we could see a lot of love for kids in those expressive eyes
“Chhoti Bahu” had six songs and debuted on the blog with he re Kanhaiyya kisko kahega tu maiyya in Kishore Kumar’s voice. The song is more or less the gist of the movie where we have Nirupa Roy as the equivalent of Devaki and Sharmila as the Yashoda of the young baby Sarika who is called either Kishan or Kanhaiya (have seen the movie ages back, should see again). This was followed by the Mohd Rafi sung ye raat hai pyaasi pyaasi. The third song posted was dulhaniya bata de ree . Today we have the fourth wherein a happy, young girl is seen playing “mother” to her favourite doll. As the movie progresses, we get to know that she cannot beget children of her own so her ‘jethani’ gives her the responsibility of being the mother to baby Sarika.
Wishing our Sharmila ‘dimpled’ Tagore a Happy Birthday.


Song-Koyal bole daali se daali bole maali se (Chhoti Bahu)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

koyal bole daali se
daali bole maali se
bolo
kya boli
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raaja bade sayaane
saari duniya dekh li munne raaja
ho munne raaja
tujhsa koi nahin
saari duniya dekhli munne raaja
tujhsa koi nahin
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raaja bade sayaane

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

tu mere mann ka darpan
saathi hai akelepan ka
jaane ajaane jod liya
tujhse naata jeewan ka
atkan chatkan dahi chatokan
atkan chatkan dahi chatokan
naach dikhaa de chhoom chhana chhan
saari duniya dekhli munne raaja
ho munne raaja
tujhsa koi nahin
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raja bade sayaane

rooth na jaana tu mujhse
duniya roothe to roothhe
yahi mel yahi khel rahe
kabhi saath na apna chhoote
bal bal jaoon munne raaja
bal bal jaoon munne raaja
thhumak thhumak chal ke aaja
saari duniya dekh li munne raaja
ho munne raaja tujhsa koi nahin
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raja bade sayaane

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

jaan meri rehti hai tujh mein
tu hi jaan hai meri
ek pal tujhe na dekhoon toh
duniya ho jaaye andheri
tujh bin mera jeewan aise
tujh bin mera jeewan aise
bin khushboo ke phool ho jaise
saari duniya dekh li munne raaja
ho munne raaja tujhsa koi nahin
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raja bade sayaane
hmmm hmmhmm
hmmmm hmmmm
hmmmm hmmhmm


This article is written by Raja, 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.

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4104 Post No. : 15254 Movie Count :

4191

First of all, my apologies for my infrequent appearances here. Even calling it a cameo is unfair to a cameo, because, to be honest, it is not even that. It is more like, a “blink and you miss” situation.

Anyway, here I am today, back with a post. The occasion is the Remembrance Day of someone very special to the Hindi film industry, and also to me. He has millions of fans around the world and is easily one of the legends of the industry.

I am talking about Kishore Kumar, of course.

I’ve written about Kishore Kumar many times in the past. And yet, when Avinash ji requested me to write a post for this occasion, I immediately agreed. Such is my love for Kishore Kumar that even if I repeat myself and bore my readers in the process 🙂 , I could not bring myself to say no.  🙂

The problem then was to get the required writing mood back. What they say about writing is very true. If you don’t write for an extended period of time, you gradually lose the ability to do so. That is why many writers practise their writing everyday, by writing at least a minimum number of words.

When I wrote to Avinash ji saying “Mere thoughts gather nahin ho rahe. I have lost the ability to write”, he replied “Aap Kishore Kumar ke gaane suniye aur din bhar sunte rahiye. Thoughts will come, I am sure.” 🙂

So I did listen to a few songs – predictably songs of ‘my’ era. “Khizaan Ke Phool”, “Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen”, “Teri Duniya Se”, “Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na The”, “O Mere Dil Ke Chain”, “Ye Shaam Mastaani” and a few others.

I think that might have helped a bit, because here I am.

Anyway, coming to Kishore Kumar.

The years just roll by – it is already 32 years since he left us.

He was just 58 at the time – far too young to go.

But like they say, it is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years.

And Kishore Kumar had plenty of life in his years.

No one will dispute that Kishore Kumar was the No.1 all-rounder in the industry. There have been a few others who have had multiple skills. Manoj Kumar was actor, writer, director, producer. Mehmood was also quite an all-rounder.

But Kishore was in a league of his own, because in each of his roles, he left a mark. Of course he is best-known as a singer, but even today many remember his acting, especially in comedy roles like in ‘Dilli Ka Thug’, ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’, ‘Half Ticket’ and many other films.

But there was so much more to Kishore Kumar than just comedy. And probably to prove this point, he produced and directed films like ‘Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein’ (1964) and ‘Door Ka Raahi’ (1971). I was stunned when I saw both these films – they have tremendous depth and philosophy, uncommon for the times.

His versatility was not limited to singing, acting, producing and directing though. Kishore Kumar also composed music, for some of his films.  Like the two films mentioned above, whose songs are quite popular to this day. As are the songs of  ‘Jhumroo’ (1961).

This is why I call Kishore Kumar the Gary Sobers of the Hindi film industry. 🙂 He could take on any role, and make a success of it.

But beyond even his multifarious talents, there was Kishore the person. And even as a person, he is quite an inspiration for me. His attitude towards life is something I can only admire.

Those who worked with Kishore Kumar, especially Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, vouch  for his ability to enliven a recording session with his sense of humour, his cracking a joke or pulling someone’s leg. Some people are like this – never a dull moment with them around.

It is not as if Kishore didn’t have low moments, or tough times. Everyone has these – Kishore was no exception. But he never let this affect his professionalism. He was very clear about himself, his philosophy towards life – and he never allowed others to define it for him.

Like he said “Duniya samajhti hai main paagal hoon….main samajhta hoon duniya paagal hai”.

I think, whatever his conflicts with the world might have been, especially later in his life, he was at peace with himself. And that is most important for a human being. Like he told Lata Mangeshkar in an interview in the fag end of his career “I am quite happy”. He expressed a desire to run away from it all, and go to a place which was calling out to him.

Today, on his Remembrance Day, I feel Kishore Kumar found that place and left us in order to go there.

And left us with SUCH a treasure of songs and memories that we are indebted to him for life.

So thank you, thank you, thank you, Kishore Kumar for what you have given us. Speaking purely for myself, as someone who has been part of my life from my very early years, when I listened repeatedly to songs like “Mere Sapnon Ki Raani” and “Ye Shaam Mastaani” on the radio, your impact on my life cannot be described.

Now onto the song for today.

It is a totally new song for me. In fact I have never even heard of the film. Details, including lyrics of the song, have been sent to me by Avinash ji.

This is what he says :

“Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye-1984’ was directed by K.S. Sethumadhavan for ‘Tirupati Chitra Mandir, Bombay’. It was produced by Hastimal.

It had Rakhi Gulzar, Suresh Oberoi, Vijay Arora, Manmohan Krishan, CS Dubey, Krishan Dhawan, Shobhha Khote, Birbal Raj, Raj Kishore, Rakesh Roshan, Tina Munim, Master Rinku, Shah Chaturvedi, Raghvaiyya, Santosh Kumar, Lata Kashmiri, Dolphin and others. Deepa and Ramu make a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 06.06.1984. However, the movie was re-certified by Censor on 15.12.1987 with a UA certificate (as mentioned in HFGK).

The movie has total seven songs, including the three-part song being presented today (as per HFGK Vol-VI 1981-1985) composed by Rajesh Roshan. HFGK mentions Rajesh Roshan as the lyricist for this movie and the same is mentioned on the vinyl cover of this movie available on online sources, which I guess is correct. (myswar.co also mentions the same). Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Pankaj Udhas and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs in this movie.”

This film, ‘Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye’ (1984), makes its debut entry on this blog today.

The song itself is amazing. I’d never heard it before, but when I heard it for the first time a few days ago, it touched my heart. It also suits this occasion, as it talks of a person who feels he is ready to move on.

Please do listen to this wonderful song. Quite a gem, it is, especially in Kishore Kumar’s voice. Thanks for the song, Avinash ji.

Audio, All Parts

Video, Partial

Song – Udte Udte Pyaase Panchhi (Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye) (1984) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Indeevar, MD – Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Part 1

hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm

udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye
armaan pyaase chhaayi udaasi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye

ek nadi thhi pyaar ki
saari duniya byopaar ki
ek nadi thhi pyaar ki
saari duniya byopaar ki ee
raah roke apni khadi thhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye

zindagi ke ae baaki thhe kuchh lamhe
shaayad ke ho milna phir hamen
zindagi ke ae baaki thhe kuchh lamhe
shaayad ke ho milna phir hamen
maar daalegi ye bebasi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye
armaan pyaase chhaayi udaasi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye

Part 2

door jaa rahe hain
ke nainaa ro rahe hain
door jaa rahe hain
ke nainaa ro rahe hain
saanson ki na toote ladi ee
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye

Part 3

haathon ne hamesha waar kiya
kabhi naa kisiko pyaar kiya
haathon ne hamesha waar kiya
kabhi naa kisiko pyaar kiya
nas nas basi buzdili thhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग १

हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम

उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए
अरमां प्यासे छायी उदासी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए

एक नदी थी प्यार कि
सारी दुनिया ब्योपार कि
एक नदी थी प्यार कि
सारी दुनिया ब्योपार कि ई
राह रोके अपनी खड़ी थी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए

ज़िन्दगी के ए बाकी थे कुछ लम्हे
शायद के हो मिलना फिर हमें
ज़िन्दगी के ए बाकी थे कुछ लम्हे
शायद के हो मिलना फिर हमें
मार डालेगी ये बेबसी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए
अरमां प्यासे छायी उदासी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए

भाग २

दूर जा रहे हैं
के नैना रो रहे हैं
दूर जा रहे हैं
के नैना रो रहे हैं
साँसों की ना टूटे लड़ी ई
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए

भाग ३

हाथों ने हमेशा वार किया
कभी ना किसीको प्यार किया
हाथों ने हमेशा वार किया
कभी ना किसीको प्यार किया
नस नस में बसी बुज़दिली थी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए


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Today’s song is from film Bachpan-1945.

In the history of Hindi movies, there have been three films that had the title viz “Bachpan”. The first was of course Bachpan-1945, today’s film under discussion. The next one was made in 1963, in which Salim Khan- father of Salman khan and a member of the famous writer jodi of Salim-Jawed, was the Hero – opposite Menaka Irani. She was the eldest sister of the famous child stars Honey and Daisy Irani. She was also the wife of stunt film actor and director Kamran Khan. Their children are Choreographer and director Farah Khan and Compere cum director Sajid Khan. Incidentally Mrs. P.N.Irani was the mother of these Irani sisters and also the one who took away all their earnings.

The third film was made in 1970, with Sanjeev kumar and Tanuja.

Film Bachpan-45 had a cast consisting of Baby Madhuri, Mazhar Khan, Baby Shakuntala, B.Nandrekar, Chandraprabha, comedian Dikshit, Gulab, Dalpat, Shashi kapoor(sr.) and others. There were two actresses with prefix Baby, but only one Baby Madhuri had the main child role throughout the film. The other Baby-Shakuntala had a role of an invalid child, stuck to the wheelchair only.

Baby Maduri,whose real name was Mah Laqa, was the daughter of M. Ali Baksh,M.D. and Iqbal begum,a cine artiste. In other words Baby Madhuri was the youngest sister of actress Meena Kumari and her sister actress Khurshid Jr. Born in a family of film people,Baby Madhuri was good at acting and singing. She was picked up by Director Nazir of Hind Pictures and took her for his film ‘ Sandesa ‘. ( He is the same Nazir,whose first wife was Sitara Devi. He was the maternal Uncle of K. Asif ( Mughal-e-Azam fame ) i.e. Mama. He later divorced Sitara devi ( actually,she had eloped with k.Asif ) and married Swarnalata and both migrated to Pakistan. Nazir’s studio was burnt during the communal riots in Bombay. Author Manto has detailed all this in his book. )

In Wadia’s film Vishwas-43, the talents of Baby Madhuri in acting and singing flowered and she was appreciated much. Then she acted and sang some songs in films like Anjaan,Jungle princess,Muqabala,Ekta(sindhi),Andhera,Mahatma Vidur,paraya Dhan,Bachpan,Nai maa etc etc.

She was also called as Madhu. She was married to actor Mehmood. She was very fond of new fashions and western clothes. Due to this, she became a cleptomaniac and was caught many times stealing things and shop lifting. She knew Riding,cycling and swimming too. She spoke good English,though not much educated.( Thanks to shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for info on Baby Madhuri).

Now let us see about the other ‘Baby’ of this film. Right from beginning of the films,child artistes were required to do roles in the films. In the initial stages and also in later periods too, girls used to do Boys’roles ( but never heard of vice versa ! ). We have the famous examples of Honey and Daisy Irani sisters. Many child stars acted in films till they became older or were not suitable for child roles. One such example was Junior Mehmood. It was quite natural that most of them wanted to continue acting in films as an adult too and many tried to become hero/ heroines. Unfortunately, only some of them could shine as heroes or heroines, while most child stars failed as adult Hero/Heroines.

Successful child artistes are few like Meena Kumari, Madhubala,Nargis, Shashi kapoor, Sachin etc, but you can count them on fingers, whereas the list of unsuccessful child artistes who tried to become adult Hero/Heroines is quite long.

Unlike Baby Tabassum, who could not become a successful adult Heroine in good films, there was another ‘Baby’who became quite successful as an adult Heroine opposite well known actors under famous banners and left halfway due to her marriage. Her name is BABY SHAKUNTALA.

Baby Shakuntala was born in a middle class Maharshtrian family of Poona, on 17-11-1932. Those days Prabhat film company had moved to Poona. One of the Prabhat founder partners, Mr. V.G.Damle was their close relative. Along with other children, she too used to go to Prabhat premises for playing there She was 8 to 10 year old when V.Shantaram spotted her and offered a role in film, ‘Das Baje’-42 ( Daha Wajta, in Marathi). The hero’s younger brother’s role was changed to Hero’s sister’s role for accommodating her in the film.

It was a routine matter at Prabhat that for child roles in all films, the children of the partners of Prabhat( Shantaram,Damle,Kulkarni,Fatehlal and Dhaiber) or near relatives were taken. In film Sant Tukaram or other films of Prabhat, all child artistes were from within the Prabhat family only. Shakuntala was very good in studies.She used to get up at 4 am. do school studies, then do household chores, attend school and lastly attend shootings.

Das baje was a hit film. Then came ‘Ramshastri’-44 ( Bilingual-H/M ) meanwhile Shantaram and others left Prabhat and moved to Bombay. After that her work too shifted to Bombay. Due to these changes, she could study only upto Matriculation. But she was proficient in English, Marathi, Hindi/Urdu, Gujarati and Kannada. At the time of shooting for film ‘Shikayat’-48, actor Shyam made her his “Mooh Boli”sister and till he died in an accident he was very close to her.

In 1949, she was 17 year old and she became a heroine in film “Maya bazaar”-49 opposite Balakram. Then came a string of films. She worked with well known actors like Kishore kumar, Bharat Bhooshan,Karan Dewan,Amarnath,Anant Marathe,Master Bhagwan, Abhi bhattachrya etc. She was also luck to have worked under ace directors like V.Shantaram, Bimal Roy,Homi Wadia, kishore Sahu, Raja nene, Gajanan Jahagirdar,Shahid lateef etc. This enriched the depth of her acting.

Kishore Kumar was her Hero in films like, Chham Chhama Chham- 52, fareb-53 and Lehren-53. They had a good tuning like a naughty brother and sister. once kishore kumar surprised her by visiting her in her Kolhapur house ( after her marriage) and spent one day with her family. The famous kishore Kumar- Lata mangeshkar song “aa muhabbat ki basti basayenge hum” from film Fareb-53 was filmed on kishore and Shakuntala only.

Lot of marriage proposals started coming for her and she finally was married in 1954 to Sardar Nadgonde of Kolhapur, a Royal family. After marriage she left films, though she had good demand and became Mrs. Umadevi Nadgonde. She had a son and a daughter. She lived a contented life of 82 years and died recently on 18-1-2015, at Kolhapur.

She had acted in almost 40 Hindi films ( including bi-lingual) and 20 Marathi films from 1942 to 1954. She also acted in famous Marathi dramas on commercial stage. 14 of her films celebrated silver Jubilees. Some of her films were- Das baje-42, Ramshastri-44,Piya Milan-45, Taramati-45, Bachpan-45, Bachhon ka khel-46 ( with Meena kumari), Phir bhi apna hai-46Moti-47, Tohfa-47, Shikayat-48, Seeta Swayamvar-4, maya bazaar-49,, kamal ke Phool-50, Pardes-50,Malti madhav-51 Nanhe Munne-52, Chham chhama chham-52, fareb-53, Lehren-53, Jhamela-53, bhagyawaan-53, Biraj bahu-54, pooja-54, Bindiya-55 etc. ( Bio based on her interview in ” chanderi Aathavani ” by Sulabha Ternikar and material provided by shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji, with Thanks.)

Film India magazine was quite popular in the 40s and the 50s. In its June-1946 issue, the editor Baburao Patel has reviewed this film. As per his judgement, the film was no good. Its story (story, dialogues and songs by I.C.Kapoor) had no life and the director Homi Wadia had spoiled the film by his inept handling and direction. No wonder. Baburao patel rarely praised any film,director or an actor, so this review was on expected lines only.
The film was based onthe ” theme of innocence teaching bitter experience to look at life with a smiling understanding” according to Patel. The story of the film was…

Bhairav (Mazhar Khan) is fed up of life, because his son married outside their cast and all his society criticized him no end. He became very bitter in life and lived in a house on top of a mountain- away from society. He is feared by the villagers around. One of his relatives (Kanta Kumari) sends her niece Madhu (Baby Madhuri) to live with him. Over a period, due to the good and helping nature of optimistic smiling Madhu, Bhairav starts changing and becoming a normal person.

Suddenly, the aunt kidnaps Madhu and sells her as a companion to a rich invalid kamla(Baby Shakuntala). Here too, Madhu wins everyone’s hearts. Envied by this, the Governess (Gulab) of kamla kidnaps Madhu. Meanwhile, Bhairav is also searching Madhu. He rescues her, but the Police detain him and Madhu in the Police station. The village school Teacher Ramesh(B.Nandrekar) and his beloved(Chandraprabha) give positive evidence and Bhairav and Madhu are released. All ends well in the end.

The role of teacher Ramesh was done by B.Nandrekar. This name must be totally unknown to the new generation readers. B.Nandrekar or babasaheb Nandrekar was one of the very few really handsome actors Hindi films ever had. He was born in 1910, in Sangli district of Maharashtra, near Kolhapur. Being a Muslim, he could speak Urdu/Hindi fluently. He completed his schooling from Kolhapur and joined films. Vishnupant Damle (one of the founder partners of Prabhat Films) was making silent film ‘Maharathi Karna’ (1928) for Maharashtra Film Co. He offered Nandrekar a role. Then he worked in other films like ‘Baji Prabhu Deshpande’ (1929), ‘Lanka’ (1930), ‘Kismet’ (1931) and ‘Dushman Ki Raat’ (1931).
His first talkie film was ‘Kurukshetra’ (1933). Prabhat gave him a role in ‘Sant Tukaram’ (1936) (its Hindi version came in 1948). He worked in ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936) and became quite popular as a hero, opposite Shanta Apte. He was hero in ‘Baghbaan’ (1938) opposite Sitara Devi.

In 1939, he became the first actor to go abroad to shoot scenes in film ‘Africa In Hind’ – ‘हिन्द में अफ्रीका’ (1939). The shooting was done in Africa. Thus this became the first ever Hindi film to shoot in foreign country, and NOT film ‘Naaz’ (1954), as is popularly believed and also as mentioned in HFGK. Nandrekar had become very popular. The chappals he used in film ‘Baghbaan’ became fashionable by the name ‘Nandrekar Chappals‘. This alone is enough to prove his popularity.

His law suit against Prabhat Film Company was a topic of discussion in the industry. There were differences between him and Prabhat over his contract with them. His lawyers were Mr. Jinnah and Mr. Setalwad, who won the case for him. He was also the first actor to work as a freelancer.

Nandrekar appeared in 23 Hindi films. His films were ‘Kurukshetra’ (1933), ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936), ‘Jaadugarin’ (1937) (UR), ‘Baghbaan’ (1938), ‘Africa In Hind’ (1939), ‘Qaidi’ (1940), ‘Hindustan Hamara’ (1940), ‘Alakh Niranjan’ (1940), ‘Chitralekha’ (1941), ‘Mamaji’ (1942), ‘Duniya Tumhari Hai’ (1942), ‘Nai Kahaani’ (1943), ‘Andhi Duniya’ (1943), ‘Swarn Bhoomi’ (1944), ‘Lady Doctor’ (1944), ‘Ismat’ (1944), ‘Bachpan’ (1945), ‘Kamla’ (1946), ‘Jeevan Sikho’ (1946), ‘Parshuram’ (1947), ‘Meri Amaanat’ (1947), ‘Khandani’ (1947), ‘Sant Tukaram’ (1948) and last film ‘Bihari’ (1948).

He passed away in 1949. No definite information is available about his demise.

With today’s song, film Bachpan-1945 makes its debut on the Blog.


Song-Bole re panchhi bole (Bachpan)(1945) Singers-Unknown female voice, unknown male voice, Lyrics- I C Kapoor, MD- S N Tripathi
Both

Lyrics

Bole re panchhi bole
Bole re panchhi bole
kya bole
Bole re panchhi bole

ambuwa pe baithha shor machaaye
ambuwa pe baithha shor machaaye
suno jee
haan
chhota sa dil mera
chhota sa dil
chhota sa dil mera ghabra jaaye
dole re dil mera dole
dole re dil mera dole
bole re panchhi bole
kya bole
Bole re panchhi bole

teri jawaani meri jawaani
teri jawaani meri jawaani
kehta hai wo to yehi kahaani
kehta hai wo to yehi kahaani
????

hmm
dinon ke ?? soye
?? soye

bole re panchhi bole
kya bole
panchhi to hai naadaan saanwariya
panchhi to hai naadaan saanwariya
patton ke bhi hai jaan saanwariya
baat wo ho bole haule
baat wo ho bole haule
sono je
hmm
?? uski bala se
?? uski bala se
karta hai wo to baat hawa se
jee mein jo aaye wo bole
jee mein jo aaye wo bole

bole re panchhi bole
bole re panchhi bole


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