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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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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Hindi Songs in Bangla Film – 29
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I became aware about the stories built around the fictional character of Byomkesh Bakshi, the murder mystery solver when a TV serial based on these stories was telecast on the Doordarhsan’s National channel in early 1990s. The serial was directed by Basu Chatterjee with Rajit Kapoor playing the role of Byomkesh Bakshi and KK Raina as Ajit, his assistant. During those days, the character of Byomkesh Bakshi became known all over India. ‘Byomkesh’ became synonymous with persons having inquisitive nature.

I had watched most of the episodes during those years.  The episodes of this serial were recently re-telecast on the Doordarshan Channel during the Covid-19 lockdown. What I liked about the serial was restrained acting by Rajit Kapur as an investigator in a cool and calm mind, trying to solve the mysteries of murders with ‘much ado about nothing’ manner. In the end, the culprits were mostly the ones who were least suspected by the audience. This made the each and every episode a suspense thriller and the audience were glued to the show till the end.

Sharadindhu Bandopadhyay, the creator of Byomkesh Bakshi had written 32 published stories on his fictional character during 1932-70. He was associated with Bombay Talkies during 1938-40 as a story-writer for the films like ‘Bhabhi’ (1938), ‘Vachan’ (1938), ‘Navjeevan’ (1939), ‘Kangan’ (1939), ‘Durga’ (1939), ‘Punar Milan’ (1940) and ‘Azaad’ (1940). In 1970, he had started writing the 33rd story of Byomkesh Bakshi with ‘Bisupati Badh’ as its title. However, before the completion of the story, he died in 1970.

Some of the stories of Byomkesh Bakshi were made into feature films, mainly in Bengali. I got a list of 20 Bangla films made on Byomkesh Bakshi between 1967-2019. Probably, a few more films may have been made on Byomkesh Bakshi with different titles. One film was made in Hindi titled ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ (2015) under the banner of Yash Raj Films.

Last week, Partha Chanda, one of the regular visitors to our Blog conveyed to me that the Bangla film, ‘Har Har Byomkesh’ (2015) had 3 Hindi songs. I watched the film on one of the OTT media services with English subtitles. The film is based on one of 32 stories – ‘Banhi Patanga’ (English title: ‘Moth and Flame’). In Urdu, this  story could have got the title of ‘Shama and Parwaana’.  It is directed by Arindam Sil. The story is set in around mid-1940s. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

Byomkesh (Abir Chatterjee), his wife, Satyabati (Sohoni Sarkar) and his friend Ajit (Ritwick Chakraborty) have come from Kolkata on a holiday to Varanasi. They are the guests of DSP Pandey (Harsh Chhaaya). However, in a couple of days, Byomkesh co-incidentally gets involved in solving the murder mystery in Varanasi.

Pandey had received an invitation from Deepnarayan Singh (Adil Hussain), a rich zamindar to attend a party along with his guests in his palace for celebrating his cure from a liver ailment which had made him bed-ridden for about 5 months. In the party, Byomkesh was introduced, among others, to zamindar’s physician, Dr Palit (Dipankar Dey), Debnarayan (Indradip Dasgupta), the ‘good for nothing’ nephew of Deepnarayan, Shakuntala (Nusrat Jahan), the wife of Deepnarayan who is half of his age and whom he had married rather forcefully after the death of his first wife. During the party, Inspector (Shadab Kamal) came to the palace and informed Dr Palit of robbery in his clinic. However, not much monetary loss was reported. What could be the reason for robbery?

On the very next day, Deepnarayan dies soon after Dr. Palit administers injection for his liver problem. DSP Pandey rushes to the palace along with Byomkesh and Ajit. After interrogating those present in the palace including Dr. Palit and other relatives of Deepnarayan, Byomkesh comes to the conclusion that Deepnarayan has been murdered, possibly for one of the two motives – to corner his vast property by the interested relatives and second, to get rid of him due to extra-marital relationship.

As the investigation progresses, the list of suspects grows in the eyes of Byomkesh. The first is Debnarayan, the nephew of the deceased who would be the immediate beneficiary of the vast property as Deepnarayan has no children. Debnarayan’s wife, Chandni could also be a suspect as after the death, Shakuntala, now widow, would lose power in the palace. Chandni would be the de fact owner of the property as her husband, Debnarayan is not a smart person. Third, the Manager of the estate of Deepnarayan who. with his boss Deepnarayan’s death would get more freedom in managing the financial assets with the scope for misappropriation of money for his own benefits.

Even Shankutala, the widow of Deepnarayan is not above suspicion who is now 3-month pregnant. Byomkesh regards this as an illicit pregnancy as she has become pregnant when Deepnarayan had been bedridden for nearly 5 months with 24 hours surveillance from nurses on him because of his serious illness. Of course, Dr Palit is also in suspect’s list as it is only after he administered the injection, Deepnarayan had died. It is possible that he could have been influenced by any one of the suspects with an offer of handsome monetary rewards for administering poison to Deepnarayan.  And lastly, Narmada Shankar (Subrata Dutta) who is from the same native place as Shakuntala has been friendly with her and has an access to meet her in the palace.

Finally, Byomkesh finds the killer and he is not from the above list. He reveals to all those present in the palace as to how he cracked the case. The film ends with Byomkesh, his wife, Satyabati and Ajit taking a stroll over the ghats of Varanasi as their holidays have just now begun.

I was curious about the title of the film, ‘Har Har Byomkesh’. After watching the film, I guess that the director wanted to give an indication that the whole episode took place in Varanasi, the city of Mahadev (Lord Shiva). So salutation, ‘Har Har Mahadev’ became ‘Har Har Byomkesh’. Interestingly, ‘Vyomkesh’ (pronounced in Bangla as ‘Byomkesh) is made up of two words, ‘Vyom’ (Air, space) and ‘Kesh’ (hair or jatta). When Lord Shiva is doing tandav nrutya, his hairs swing into the air. So Vyomkesh is another name for Lord Shiva. This is the interpretation I got on the internet about ‘Vyomkesh’.

‘Har Har Byomkesh’ (2015) has 3 songs – all in the sub-dialects of Hindi. This is not surprising as the story is set in Varanasi (as against Patna in original story). All 3 songs are composed in three different genres of Hindustani semi-classical music – Thumri, Chaiti and Bhajan. I am presenting here a Chaiti song “Roothe Sajan Kaise Manaawe Ho Raama” sung by Sabina Mumtaz Alam, Hindustani classical singer. The song is written by Sutapa Basu and is set to music by Bickram Ghosh, also a Hindustani classical musician and a fusion music director.

It is a mujra song which is being performed by a mujra singer in the midst of her admirers led by Debnarayan (Indradip Dasgupta), Narmada Shankar (Subrta Dutta) and their cronies in a boat sailing in River Ganga near the Varanasi ghats. Ajit (Ritwick Bandopadhyay), Byomkesh’s friend has gone for a stroll on the ghats of Varanasi. He is surprised to find Debnarayan on the boat enjoying the mujra performance just one day after the death of his uncle, Deepnarayan.

Song – Roothe Sajan Kaise Manaawe Ho Raama (Har Har Byomkesh) (2015) Singer – Sabina Mumtaz Alam, Lyrics – Sutapa Basu, MD – Bickram Ghosh

Lyrics

roothe sajan kaise manaawe ho raama. . .

roothe sajan kaise.. manaawe ho raama..aa
un dwaar kaise hum jaibe
un dwaar kaise hum jaibe  
saanjh saverwa..aa..aa
saa..aanjh saverwa
kaate bin sandeswa
saa..njh.. saverwa
kaate bin sandeswaa
ho dikhaike
ho o o dikhaike sapanwa paas na aaibe
dikhaike sapanwa  paas na aaibe
ho raa..aama..

kaise manaawe
roothe sajan kaise manaawe ho raama..
roothe sajan kaise.. manaawe 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रूठे सजन कैसे मनावे हो रामा॰॰

रूठे सजन कैसे॰॰ मनावे हो रामा॰॰आ
उन द्वार कैसे हम जईबे
उन द्वार कैसे हम जईबे
साँझ सवेरवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
साँ॰॰आँझ सवेरवा
काटे बिन संदेसवा
साँ॰॰आँझ॰॰ सवेरवा
काटे बिन संदेसवा
हो दिखईके
हो ओ ओ दिखईके सपनवा पास ना अइबे
दिखईके सपनवा पास ना अइबे
हो रा॰॰आमा॰॰

कैसे मनावे
रूठे सजन कैसे मनावे हो रामा॰॰
रूठे सजन कैसे॰॰ मनावे


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4305 Post No. : 15575

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 25
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Today is 1 may 2020, viz the first day of the fifth month of the year 2020.

When I look back on this day ten years ago, I find that three songs were covered that day (1 may 2010). These songs were :-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Uff ye Jawaani ye adaa Mehmaan-1974 03 of 06 songs posted
Tumhaari mast nazar gar idhar nahin hoti Dil Hi To Hai-1963 All songs covered
Pyaar to ik din honaa thaa Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati-1969 05 songs posted

So it means that two movies are eligible for “Blog Ten year challenge” today.

One of these two movies is “Mehmaan”(1974).

This movie had six songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog. The movie made its debut ibn the blog this day ten years ago !

Here are the three songs of “Mehmaan”(1974) that have been covered so far:-

Song Posted On
Uff ye Jawaani ye adaa 01.05.2010
Meri chaahat rahegi hameshaa jawaan 26.04.2012
Ram Raheem Krishn Kareem … 25.10.2017

I may have discussed three songs from the movie, but these songs were spaced several years apart. Second song from the movie was discussed in 2012 and the third in 2017.

So, despite covering three songs from the movie, I do not remember anything about this movie. So when I watched the song under discussion today, I had some great and inadvertent fun watching the picturisation. I could see a very young Rekha lip syncing in Asha Bhonsle’s voice, but who was the gentleman, jumping up and down. He appeared somewhat familiar ! And then it hit me, Arrey, it was Vishwajeet ! He was well past his prime by 1974, but he was still trying to turn the clock back rather valiantly. 🙂

The song starts as a motor boat song. Then the duo shift to a park, where the song becomes a classic running around the trees song- as I S Johar would have described it. 🙂

Then the duo jump over on a jeep. End of the song finds Rekha alighting from the jeep and walking off in a huff, determined not to go back to the jeep. But she quickly has a change of heart when she finds monkeys ahead. 🙂

Lyrics are by Sahir Ludhianvi. Normally known for penning songs espousing the caause of social justice, communal harmony, women emancipation and other such noble causes, Here he is called upon to pen a rather more mundane kind of a song- viz a romantic song. And the lyrics are quite cute. “Chhoona mat mujhe”- is the warning issued by the lady. “royegi jo chhoone waala koi na mila”- is the response. Then she relents and sets the terms that she is agreeable to this “chhoona” business provided it is carried out gently. 🙂

Quite an interesting and fun song, even if much of the fun is inadvertent. This is a song from nearly five decades ago. I have been watching this song and listening to it for the first time in true tubelight fashion. I got to watch this song only because the lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Video

Song-Chhod arrey ja mujhe na pakad (Mehmaan)(1973) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad
Chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad
Haaye
Meri jaan
Aise na bigad
Arey aise na bigad

Aha
Chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad
Haaye
Meri jaan
Aise na bigad arey aise na bigad

Oh
Chhod
arey ja ja
Mujhe na pakad

Karne ko kar chaahe jitne jatan
Chhoone nahin doongi tujhe apna badan
Karne ko kar chaahe jitne jatan
Chhoone nahin doongi tujhe apna badan
Chhoone nahin doongi tujhe apna badan
Hat
Arey maan
Peechhe nahin pad
Haaye meri jaan
Aise na bigad arre aise na bigad

Ho
chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad

Royegi jo chhoone waala koi na mila
Hmm
Karegi akele me naseebon ka gila
O ho
Royegi jo chhoone waala koi na milaa
Karegi akele mein naseebon ka gilaa
Karegi akele mein naseebon ka gilaa
Sun

haa
Idhar aa
Yoonhi na akad
Haaye meri jaan
Aise na bigad arey aise na bigad

Oh
Chhod
arey ja ja
Mujhe na pakad

Chhoona hai to seekh zaraa chhoone ka chalan
Aise nahin chhoo ke mera dukhe saara tan
Chhoona hai to seekh zaraa chhoone ka chalan
Aise nahin chhoo ke mera dukhe saara tan
Aise nahin chhoo ke mera dukhe saara tan
Door
Zaraa door door
Baazu na ragad
Haaye
meri jaan aise na bigad
Arey aise na bigad

ho Chhod
arey ja
mujhe na pakad
Haaye ae meri jaan
aise na bigad
Arey aise na bigad

Aah
Chhod


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4299 Post No. : 15560

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 24
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“Anmol Moti”(1969) was produced and directed by S D Narang. The movie had Jeetendra, Babita, Rajendra Nath, Jayant, Aruna Irani, Shabnam, Jagdeep, Jayant, DK Sapru, Veena, Tuntun, Saul George, Gajanan Jagirdar, Jeevan, Hari Shivadasani, Jagdish Raj, Meena T, Prakash Thapa, Niranjan Sharma, Iftekhar, Uma Datt, Kanu Roy, Tiwari, Abhimanyu Sharma, Om Sahani, Baby Meena, Baby Mozal, Baby Neena, Basant, Hansa, Khursheed, Lajpat Mehra, Miss Gillain, Miss Kerian, Moolchand, Moses, Mrs Hacker, Narbada Shankar, Raj Deep, Rajan Kapoor, Ramesh, Ramlal, Razak, Sham, Sudha, Sundeep, Susheela, Uma Khosla etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past. The movie had made its debut ten years ago on this very day with the song Ae jaane chaman tera goraa badan .

That day ten years ago saw only two songs covered in the blog. The other song apart from the “Anmol Moti”(1969) debut song was Akela hoon main hamsafar dhoondhhta hoon from “Jaal”(1969). This movie has since been YIPPEED in the blog.

Only two songs from “Anmol Moti”(1969) have been covered in the blog. So there is choice of as many as four songs today as “Blog Ten Year Challenge” post. As it is, Prakashchandra as well as Avinash Scrapwala both sent songs for this challenge, and they sent different songs ! Prakashchandra sent his contribution earlier, so I am going with the song sent by him as “Blog Ten Year Challenge” post.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

This is one song that I have listened to a lot of time. It is one of those iconic songs that I used to listen to during my formative years, even though I had no clue what movie these songs were from. I have listened to this song many a times, on loudspeakers as well as Radio. It is only now, more than 50 years later, on this day 25 April 2020 that I have come to know that this iconic song is from “Anmol Moti”(1969). I can be that kind of a tubelight. 🙂

The song is picturised as a boat/ river song on Babita, with Jeetendra also making a belated appearance. Many other ladies (who appear like foreigners, perhaps from Soviet Union) are also seen in the picturisation, performing synchronised swimming, underwater swimming etc.

As mentioned earlier, lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra, who pips Avinash Scrapwala to the post for this “Blog Ten Year Challenge” opportunity.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Aaja Raaja le ke baaraat aa jaa (Anmol Moti)(1969) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaaaa….aaaa aaaa….aaa aaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aaaaa….aaaa aaaa….aaaa aaa
aa aa aa
aaa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

motiyon ki sej
bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya
sajaayi huyi hai
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa aa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
motiyon ki sej
bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya
sajaayi huyi hai ae
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa

haar singaar mera
pehla pehla pyaar mera
tere liye hai
dil ki ye nagri
ankhiyon ka dwaar rajaa
tere liye hai
raah mein nainaa
lagaaye huye hain
palkon ke taarey
bichhaaye huye hain aen
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
motiyon ki sej
bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya
sajaayi huyi hai ae
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa

sapne kanwaare mere
tera intezaar karein
mere sajan
tu kya jaaney kitnaa
tujhse ye pyaar karein
mere sajan
adh-khili kaliyon ki
maalaa piroye huye
kabse khadi hoon teri
raah mein khoye huye
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa aa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
motiyon ki sej bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya sajaayi huyi hai
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa aa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa

aaaaa….aaaaaaaa….aaaaaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aaaaa….aaa aaaaa.
aaa aaa aaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa

raat milan ki
der se aayi hai ae
sajdhaj ke
door se aayi
tujhe saath laayee
sajdhaj ke
kitni bahaarein teri
yaad mein guzaar ke
aaj tujhe paaya maine
sab kuchch haar ke ae
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa aa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
motiyon ki sej bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya sajaayi huyi hai
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa

aaaaa….aaaa aaaa….aaaaaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa aa aa
aaaaa….aaaa aaa….aaa aaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aaaaa….aaaa aaaa….aaaaaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa aa aa
aaaaa….aaaa aaa….aaa aaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आsss आss आss आs आs
आsss आss आs
आsss आss आss आss आs
आ आ आ
आs आ आ आs
आ आ आ
आ आ आ

मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा॰॰आ
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा॰॰आ
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा

हार सिंगार मेरा
पहला पहला प्यार मेरा’
तेरे लिए है
दिल की ये नगरी
अखियों के द्वार राजा
तेरे लिए है
राह में नैना
लगाए हुये हैं
पलकों के तारे
बिछाए हुये हैं॰ ॰ ॰
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा॰॰आ
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा

सपने कंवारे मेरे
तेरा इंतज़ार करें
मेरे सजन
तू क्या जाने कितना
तुझसे ये प्यार करें
मेरे सजन
अधखिली कलियों की
माला पिरोये हुये
कब से खड़ी हूँ तेरी
राह में खोये हुये
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा॰॰आ
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा

आsss आssssss आssss
आsss आss आs
आsss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आsss
आssss आsss आss
आss आss आsss
आs आs आs

रात मिलन की
देर से आई है
सजधज के
दूर से आई
तुझे साथ लाई
सजधज के
कितनी बहारें
तेरी याद में गुज़ार के
आज तुझे पाया मैंने
सब कुछ हार के
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा

आssss आsss आsss आsssss
आssss आsss आss आs आs
आssss आsss आss आss आss
आssss आsss आss
आssss आsss आsss आsssss
आssss आsss आss आs आs
आssss आsss आss आsss आsss
आssss आsss
आss आss


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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‘Anokha Milan’ (1972) is a dubbed Hindi version of Bangla film, ‘Paari’ (1966). Produced by Pranoti Bhattacharya (nee Ghosh, wife of Abhi Bhattacharya) under the banner of New India Pictures, Calcutta, the filmias directed by Jagannath Chatterjee. The main star cast includes Dharmendra, Pranoti Ghosh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Bikash Roy, Dilip Roy, Satya Banerjee, Padma Devi, Renuka Roy etc. Dilip Kumar had a guest role of a Warden of Andaman Jail. The film is based on a story written by the famous Bengali writer, Jarasandha (real name: Charu Chandra Chakraborty). Pranoti Ghosh is not new to the Hindi films. Earlier, she had worked in Hindi films like ‘Phulwaari’ (1951), ‘Parichay’ (1954), ‘Jagriti’ (1954), ‘Love Marriage’ (1959) and ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962).

‘Paari’ (1966, Bangla film) is the only film in which Dharmendra got opportunity to work with his childhood idol, Dilip Kumar even though he had only one or two scenes with his idol. However, Dharmendra could not get a full-fledged Hindi film to work with Dilip Kumar. He felt that some ‘jinx’ came on the way and he could not fulfil his dream of working with Dilip Kumar in a Hindi film. The ‘jinxed’ examples are set out below:

Dharmendra was to work in ‘Aadmi’ (1968) with Dilip Kumar but his role ultimately went to Manoj Kumar. In 1979, his dream of working with Dilip Kumar almost became a reality when Nasir Hussain selected Dharmendra and Rishi Kapoor in the role of sons of Dilip Kumar in ‘Zabardust’. However, after a few days of shooting, the film was shelved reportedly due to creative differences between the director and Dilip Kumar about the storyline. Later, Nasir Hussain made the film afresh in 1985 with Sanjeev Kumar, Sunny Deol and Rajiv Kapoor with some changes in the story. BR Chopra selected Dharmendra to play the role of Chandragupta in ‘Chanakya’ (1980s) in which Dilip Kumar had a role of Chanakya. However, the film got shelved due to financial problems faced by the producer. When Dilip Kumar got chance to act and direct ‘Kalinga’ (UR – 1990s), Dharmendra tried his best to get a role for himself but Dilip Kumar told him that he could not be fitted in any worthwhile role in the film.
(These are taken mostly from interviews Dharmendra gave to film journalists at various times).

The chance which Dharmendra got to work with Dilip Kumar in the Bangla film ‘Paari’ (1966) was like a ‘consolation prize’ for him having done only a couple of scenes with Dilip Kumar in the film towards the end. The story of the film which was dubbed in Hindi with a new title as ‘Anokha Milan’ (1972) is as under:

The story is set in the pre-independence period in a rural setting in Bengal. The film starts with a Jail Warden asking Tara Sen (Pranoti Ghosh), a prisoner as to why she has requested to be transferred to Andaman Jail. From here onwards, the story is unfolded in a flash-back mode until her sea journey to Andaman Jail.

Tara is the only daughter of a landlord in a village. She is fond of walking in the midst of nature in the village along with her childhood friend Ghanshyam (Dharmendra) who is looked after by the landlord. Because both of them indulge in some sort of mischiefs in the village, Ghanshyam’s gaurdian sends him to the city for schooling. After few years, Ghanshyam returns to the village as he failed in matriculation examination. He is employed by the landlord. Tara and Ghanshyam like each other but due to societal constraints, they refrain from expressing their love for each other to culminate into a marriage. After all, Tara is the daughter of a wealthy landlord and Ghanshyam is a poor commoner who works for landlord.

Tara’s parents are looking for a suitable boy for her marriage. In the meanwhile, she falls prey to the lust of the village Daroga, Badal Gupta (Abhi Bhattacharya) who is a drunkard and a womaniser. Tara’s parents try their best to take care of her by arranging her marriage with a suitable boy. However, the scandal comes to the notice of the father of the groom, a landlord who humiliate Tara and her father in derogatory words. Ghanshyam gets angry that his employer and Tara are getting insulted. He starts dispersing groom’s side supporters by wielding his lathi which accidentally kills the groom’s father. Ghanshyam is arrested on murder charge. Tara’s father is also under threat of arrest as an accomplice.

With scandal looming on her head coupled with police case, Tara decides to marry Daroga, Badal Gupta provided he drops the charges against her father and Ghanshyam which he agrees. They get married. Tara tries her best to make her husband to mend ways and give up his vices but fails. One day, Tara comes to know that her husband is going to spoil the life of an innocent girl who happens to be her friend. She confronts him. In fits of anger, she stabs her husband resulting in the life-threatening injuries to him. Tara is arrested as she has admitted the crime.

While in hospital, Daroga requests his wife Tara to change her statement to police to say that he accidentally fell on a sharp instrument so that she is saved from the jail and more importantly to preserve his self-respect as he has never been defeated in his life, that too from a woman. Tara refuses to change her statement to the police. Badal dies of stab injuries. Tara is jailed for the murder of her husband.

In the meanwhile, Tara comes to know that the court has awarded Ghanshyam the imprisonment for life and he is jailed in Andaman. She remembers the sacrifice made by Ghanshyam to save her honour and wishes to be with him as he has no one to support in Andaman. She pleads with the Jail Warden to transfer her to Andaman Jail which is granted. The Warden of Andaman Jail (Dilip Kumar) is not prepared to accept her in the Andaman jail as she cannot stay with Ghanshyam as a prisoner who is on parole. The reason is that as per the Jail Manual, only the husband and wife prisoners can stay together not necessarily in prison but in the outskirts of the prison as well.

In the meantime, Warden has gone through their files and suggest to both of them to get married so that they can stay together in Andaman. Both Tara and Ghanshyam are not ready to get married to each other due to their conventional upbringing. The Warden shows his helplessness and orders her repatriation to her original prison. The next day, Tara runs away from the jail. The jail police forces fail to locate her. Ghanshyam is also on lookout for her but returns unsuccessful. The film ends with Ghanshayam returning to his room disappointed only to find Tara sitting in a corner of his room in a semi conscious state. Ghanshyam brings her to consciousness and for the first time they embrace each other.

The highlight of the film is the presence of Dilip Kumar in a special appearance in the role of the Warden of Andaman Jail. His presence suddenly galvanises the film for about the last 15 minutes. His fluency in dialogue delivery with voice control – both in Hindi (Bengali in Bangla version) and English is worth watching. The video of Dilip Kumar’s 15 minutes’ role in the film as a Warden is here for those interested in watching his performance.

‘Anokha Milan’ (1972) has three songs one of which is a Bangla pre-marriage folk song. I am presenting the first song from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is ‘Bandhu Re, Ye mann dole bole kya re koi jaane’ sung by Manna Dey. The song is set to music by Salil Chowdhury on the words of Haneef-Jackie whose names I heard for the first time. I have also listened to the equivalent song in the Bangla version of the film ‘Paari’ (1966) which is written and set to music by Salil Chowdhury. The same tune has been used for the Hindi version song which I feel, is more or less the translation of the Bangla version. Haneef-Jackie seems to be the pseudo names.

A small part of the song under discussion is also used as a background song on the day of the marriage of Tara (Pranoti Ghosh) with Badal Gupta (Abhi Bhattacharya). I like the prelude music of the song with a beautiful combination of musical instruments especially Flute, Sitar and Guitar which is partly available in the video clip but fully available on the audio clip. It is interesting to note that Manna Dey sings second stanza of the song with somewhat Bengali pronunciation.

With this song, ‘Anokha Milan’ (1972) makes its debut in the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Bandhu re ye man doley boley kyaa re (Anokha Milan)(1972) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Haneef Jackie, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

bandhu re. . .ae
ye mann doley boley kya re koi jaane
jal bhara megh ye
dil ke pyaasa
je mann sune
ye mann wohi re gaaye

bandhu re. . .ae hey
ye man dole bole kya re koi jaane
jal bhara megh ye
dil ke pyaasa
je mann sune
ye mann wahi re gaye
bandhu re. . .ae. . .ae

ban harini…eeeeee
ban harini tumhar lochan dekhe na
ban morni chalan tumhaar dekhi na
ban harini tumhar lochan dekhe na
ban morni chalan tumhaar dekhi na
jo ye lochan tore dekhe aaj wo bhoole na
bandhu re. . .ae
ye man dole bole kya re koi jaane
jal bhara megh ye
dil ke pyaasa
ye mann sune
ye mann wahi re gaye
bandhu re. . .ho. . .ho

ichhamati re. . .ae. . .ae

ichhamati nadi tum kya kya ho bolo na
donon re dole dole aao re dolo na aa
ichhamati nadi tum kya chaaho bolo na
donon re dole dole aao re dolo na
bolo chaahe doob ke maroon tumhaare taley
bandhu re. . .ae hey
ye man dole bole kya re koi jaane
jal bhara megh ye
dil ke pyaasa
ye mann sune
ye mann wahi re gaye
bandhu re. . .ae. . .ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बंधु रे॰॰ए
ये मन डोले बोले क्या रे कोई जाने
जल भरा मेघ ये
दिल के प्यासा
जे मन सुने
ये मन वही रे गाये

बंधु रे॰॰ए हे
ये मन डोले बोले क्या रे कोई जाने
जल भरा मेघ ये
दिल के प्यासा
जे मन सुने
ये मन वही रे गाये
बंधु रे॰॰ए॰॰ए

बन हरिणी॰॰ई
बन हरिणी तुम्हार लोचन देखे ना
बन मोरनी चलन तुम्हार देखि ना
बन हरिणी तुम्हार लोचन देखे ना
बन मोरनी चलन तुम्हार देखि ना
जो ये लोचन टोरे देखे आज वो भूले ना
बंधु रे॰॰ए
ये मन डोले बोले क्या रे कोई जाने
जल भरा मेघ ये
दिल के प्यासा
जे मन सुने
ये मन वही रे गाये
बंधु रे॰॰ए हो हो

इच्छामती रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
इच्छामती नदी तुम क्या क्या हो बोलो ना
दोनों रे डोले डोले आओ रे डोलो ना॰॰आ
इच्छामती नदी तुम क्या क्या हो बोलो ना
दोनों रे डोले डोले आओ रे डोलो ना॰॰आ
बोलो चाहे डूब के मरूँ तुम्हारे तले
बंधु रे॰॰ए हे
ये मन डोले बोले क्या रे कोई जाने
जल भरा मेघ ये
दिल के प्यासा
जे मन सुने
ये मन वही रे गाये
बंधु रे॰॰ए॰॰ए


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 : 4210 Post No. : 15407

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 5
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Welcome all to this post, where, under the ‘Blog ten-year challenge’, we have another movie which has completed a ‘decade’ on the blog with only one of its song posted on the blog.

This movie is ‘Prem Bandhan-1978’*. And the song ‘main tere pyaar mein paagal’ from this movie was posted on the blog exactly ten years back i.e. on 27.01.2010.

Two more songs were posted on that day and the three songs posted that day were as given below;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Door papeeha bola raat aadhi rah gayi Gajre-1948
Husn bhi hai udaas udaas Fareb-1953
Main tere pyaar mein paagal Prem Bandhan-1978

Browsing other songs from ‘Prem Bandhan-1978’ it is clear that only the above-mentioned song of this movie was the most popular song from this movie. It ranked at number 14 in the ‘annual list’ of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of the year ‘1979’. Since the movie was passed by the Censor Board on 26.12.1978 it must have been released in theatres in around year end 1978 or around first week of January’1979 I guess.

The title song from ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se-1978’ topped the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year followed by ‘aadmi musaafir hai’ from ‘Apnaapan-1977’.

The other movies released in 1978 and where music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal are as given below;

SNo Movie Passed by Censor Board on
01 Aahuti 25.04.1978
02 Amar Shakti 16.09.1978
03 Badalte Rishtey 03.11.1978
04 Chakravyuha 22.07.1978
05 Daakoo Aur Jawaan 22.11.1978
06 Dil Aur Deewaar 08.09.1978
07 Kaalaa Aadmi 23.02.1978
08 Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki 14.07.1978
09 Phaansi 04.03.1978
10 Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan 04.09.1978
11 Prem Bandhan 26.12.1978
12 Saawan Ke Geet 16.02.1978
13 Satyam Shivam Sundaram 22.03.1978

Songs from ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’(two songs), ‘Phaansi’(one song), ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’(two songs) made it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala-1978’.

Coming back to today’s movie, ‘Prem Bandhan-1978’ was directed by Ramanand Sagar for ‘Gouri Films Pvt. Ltd, Bombay’. It was produced by R.R. Nanda. It had Rajesh Khanna, Rekha, Moushami Chatterjee, Vikram, Keshto Mukherjee, Prema Narayan, A.K. Hangal, Lalita Pawar, Helen with Sheetal, Janki Dass, Bhagwan, Gopi Krishna, Mumtaz Begam, Birbal, V. Suri, Brahm Bharadwaj, Satyadev Dubey, Bhakatani, Surinder Bhatia, Manmauji, Ramlal, Kanwar Sarhadi, Dr. Jayant Abhyankar, Narbada Shankar, Chandru Atma, Sunder Taneja, Ram Avtar, Javed Khan.

This movie introduced Rippy Singh, Arvind Trivedi and Madhu Shah. Story of this movie was written by Suhridkar.

The screenplay was written by Ramanand Sagar, Satish Bhatnagar, Suhridkar. Satish Bhatnagar also wrote the dialogues of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by Lachmandass while C.L. Kavish wrote the script of this movie.

Lyrics of this movie were written by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) lists total six number of songs in this movie. The voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey and Chandru Atma were used for the songs in this movie).
(HFGK Vol V mentions the voice of Pankaj in today’s song however in the movie credits his name is not appearing among the list of Singers).

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 26.12.1978.

Only one song from this movie has been posted earlier and the today’s song is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Pankaj, Asha Bhonsle, and Kishore Kumar. Rajesh Khanna and Rekha are lip syncing in the voices of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle respectively. Prema Narayan and many others are also seen in the picturization of this song.

The song is interesting and nice to listen to and watch. (I think if the video of the full song would have been available it would have been more enjoyable to watch. None the less we can still listen and enjoy this beautiful composition).

As mentioned above I could not locate the full video of this song. However, the audio of the full song is available and the lyrics are noted as per the audio link of this song. I guess that this song was also edited in the movie or maybe it is edited in the online version of this movie.

I have not watched this movie and I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs …

This song is also a nice one and I am sure readers will also like this song like me.
Let us now enjoy the today’s song …

Audio (Full)

Video (Partial)

Song-Hoti hai kisi se jab preet (Prem Bandhan)(1978) Singers- Pankaj, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Asha Bhonsle+Kishore Kumar
Chorus
Male chorus
Female Chorus

Lyrics

Hoti hai kisi se ae jab preet
Janam leta hai ae koi nayaa geet

Haiyya haiyya
Haiyya ho
Haiyya haiyya

Haiyya haiyya
Haiyya ho
Haiyya haiyya

Didhim naatim didhim naatim
didhim naatim
Daiyya

(Haiyya haiyya
Haiyya ho
Haiyya haiyya
)

Haiyya haiyya
Haiyya ho
Haiyya haiyya

Ho o o o o o naiyya ka maanjhi
Maanjhi ki naiyya

(Haiyya haiyya
Ho ho
Haiyya haiyya
)

Haiyya haiyya
Haiyya ho
Haiyya haiyya

Hoti hai kisise jab preet
Janam leta hai koi nayaa geet
Jise gaate hain galiyon mein log
Rama
Lagtaa hai ishq ka rog
Ho lagtaa hai ishq ka rog

Haiyya haiyya
Haiyya ho
Haiyya haiyya

Hoti hai kisise jab preet
Janam leta hain koi nayaa geet
Jise gaate hai galiyon mein log
Rama
Lagtaa hai ishq ka rog
Ho lagtaa hai ishq ka rog

Ghar mein gali mein ae ae ae ae ae ae
jee nahin lagtaa
Jee nahin lagtaa
Achchha buraa kuchh nahin lagtaa
Jee nahin lagtaa
Oye
Jee nahin lagtaa
Kuchh iska kaaran
Hota hai saajan
Kaahe lete hai
Kaahe lete hai jogi jog
Rama

Lagtaa hai ishq ka rog
Ho lagtaa hai ishq ka rog

Ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho ho o

Aa haa aa aa

Ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho ho o

Ho ho ho o o o o o

Aa

Ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho ho o

Aa
Aa

Ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho ho o

Aa haa

Ho ho ho o
Ho ho ho ho o

Aa haa

Jaane kahaan se chalti hai dhaaraa
Jaane kahaan se chalti hai dhaaraa
O ho o o
Jaane kahaan se chalti hai dhaaraa
Jaane kahaan milta hai kinaaraa
Kab kaise dekho do premiyon ko
O o o o

Milaa dete hain
Milaa dete hain ye sanjog
Ramaa
Lagtaa hai ishq ka rog
Ho lagtaa hai ishq ka rog

Sach kehti hai duiyaa ye saari
Sach kehti hai duiyaa ye saari
Ye preet aisi ek chingaari
Ye preet aisi ek chingaari
Lagti nahin ye
Bujhti nahin ye
Jal jaate hai
Jal jaate hain isme log
Rama
Lagtaa hai ishq ka rog
Ho lagtaa hai ishq ka rog
Hoti hai kisise jab preet
Janam leta hai koi nayaa geet
Jise gaate hain galiyon mein log
Rama
Lagtaa hai ishq ka rog
Ho lagtaa hai ishq ka rog

Lagtaa hain ae ae ae ae
O lagtaa aa aa aa aa
Rog
Lagtaa hai ae ae
Ishq ka aa aa aa rog
Ho ishq ka rog
Rama aa haan aa
Ho o Rama
Ho o Rama


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 : 4057 Post No. : 15189

Mukesh and his co-singers – 5
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We remember Mukesh on his remembrance day today (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976).

Needless to say, the post had to be special. But, when a singer has almost 80% of songs considered as hits and most of these songs already represented on the blog, what can be more special. Well, a few hitherto songs of Mukesh continue to be discovered with a great deal of exhilaration to his fans and old hfm lovers in general. I assume that the present song will make this post special.

It is well known that Mukesh has nil to very few duets with singers like Noorjahan, Amirbai Karnataki, Jagit Kaur, Khursheed, Parul Ghosh etc. With singers like Hamida Banu, Suraiya, Rajkumari, Surinder Kaur, Sitara Kanpuri etc, the numbers are again quite few. He does have sizable numbers with Lata, Asha, Suman Kalayanpur, Geeta Dutt etc.

A very interesting companion in singing in this discussion will be off course the versatile Shamshad Begum. I had almost taken it for granted that all songs of hers with Mukesh have been covered on the blog. But then one thing led to another and resulted in this post of which I am extremely happy. Not one but two duets have been discovered in the last few weeks. Before I proceed with revealing the songs, it is pertinent to mention the traceability aspects of these duets.

We go back to Sadanand ji posting the Mukesh number for MGR in the comments section. I decided to take up Dhaniram’s collaboration with Mukesh and as usual sent the query to Shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji (of Surat) enquiring if it was the sole song under the composer.

Harish ji did confirm the singularity of the case, but added a priceless info that there is a duet in Shole (1953) in which Mukesh has a duet with Shamshad Begum. He further stated that very few music lovers are aware of this duet. The context being Dhaniram being the other composer apart from Naresh Bhattacharya to have scored music for the film. When I searched for this duet on the internet, I came across a Hemant Kumar solo and his duet with Shamshad Begum. Not losing hope, I was lucky enough to find the full movie on youtube. I first decided to go through the credit titles if I could trace Mukesh.

The film titles are shown on a railway track with very poor background and the moving train literally pushing the titles out of the screen. With great difficulty, I saw all the titles and there appears no mention of any of the playback singers in the film. Here, I would seek more knowledgeable reader’s kind explanation as to why many of the old films never bothered to credit playback singers in the titles. I suppose this trend continued even in the sixties for quite a few films.

The print of the film is extremely poor in both voice and picturization. The saving grace being something is available to run through. In spite the bad print and poor audio what stands out is the impeccable grace and beauty of Bina Rai and the ever energetic and melodious voice of Shamshad Begum. Coming back to the bad print of the film Shole (1953), I decided to run the film arbitrarily at short intervals. Then for one of the duets with a rather long prelude, I could hear sound bites very familiar to me. Yes, it is undoubtedly Mukesh.

I was so excited that I noted the time at which this duet starts and closed the film. I went to the other room in my house where my wife was busy with our daughter in her studies. They had a cursory look at my face and instantly both asked what I was so delighted about. I told them about the discovery and they again became engrossed with the studies knowing very well that this guy has no better work to do. My daughter likes a few songs of Raj Kapoor sung by Mukesh and wife likes a few of his duets and solos, but they are never into these statistics and other aspects of old hfm songs as I am. Anyways, I was back to the same link and juncture and again savored what I was listening for the very first time; an unheard duet of Mukesh. Only the first couple of lines of the mukhda are sung by Mukesh and then Shamshad Begum takes over for the rest of the duet. Its an extremely melodious duet to listen.

Now coming to another strange feature, I found four different versions of this song. The below table is self-explanatory and I have provided links for each of the versions.

Version Singers YouTube link
Film Soundtrack Mukesh, Shamshad Begum https://youtu.be/G8gkPL4qc8o
Hemant Kumar https://youtu.be/mmoh60LfIsc
78 rpm record Hemant Kumar https://youtu.be/OuvVFrcTYuU
Hemant Kumar, Shamshad Begum https://youtu.be/zlzgIDgky7g
Full movie SHOLE (1953) https://youtu.be/W6ubiNUgZuQ

Now, if the film had Mukesh and the 78 rpm version songs had Hemant Kumar, it would have been quite understandable. But, Hemant Kumar having sung the film version of the solo makes the case quite intriguing. Did Mukesh walk out of the film after singing the duet? We may never know. What we do know is that during this period he was working in various departments such as acting, composing, producing etc. and these experiments costing him dearly in terms of getting offers to give playback arguably for the rest of his singing career.

Also, during late forties and early fifties, the void created by the passing away of KL Saigal in early 1947 was yet to be filled. Good friends Mukesh and Talat Mahmood were vying to fill the gap and they both failed. One can now say with much conviction that the void created by KL Saigal will remain till the end of days.

Coming back to the versions, both the film soundtracks have poor audio and the 78 rpm ones have better audio quality. For some reason, I personally feel the duet of the film soundtrack is the best amongst the four if a better copy is available to listen. The momentary pause that Shamshad Begum has in the film soundtrack is more appealing than in the version song. Now one may ask, pause is a pause and how it can be differentiated. Well, crazy music lovers have additional senses to assimilate such nuances in music. Long live such craziness. 🙂

Now we come to the important discussion on the combo of Shamshad Begum and Mukesh. Forget writing in detail about their association, the very mention of the two names together excites me to no end.  Mukesh and Shamshad Begum, two different styles, but when it came to duets the styles glued to form some glorious duets in the annals of HFM. At many places on the net it is mentioned that the singers have altogether 22-24 duets. I am happy to list 29 and here is the carcanet of the jewels.

A cursory glace at the table reveals that they have actively sung most of their 29 duets during a period of only for 4 years of their career. This aspect has much to be pondered about.

S. No Name of song Movie (year) Music Director Lyricist
1 kya jaadu hai tere paas piyaa Chehra (1946) M A Mukhtar I C Kapoor
2 O dil ko hasaane wale Shatranj (1946) Madhav Lal and Baldev Nayak G S Madhup
3 lut gayi laajo beech Chheen Le Aazaadi (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
4 Moti chugne gayi re hansi Chheen Le Aazaadi (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
5 aagre se odhni manga de Laakhon Mein Ek (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
6 raat ko ji haay raat ko ji  Aag (1948) Ram Ganguly Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 kaise bataaun unse Anjuman (1948) Bulo C Rani Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 kabhi dil dil se takraataa  Anokhi Ada (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
9 Bhool gaye kyun deke Anokhi Ada (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
10 Tere naaz uthhane ko jee Grihasthhi (1948) Ghulam Mohammad Shakeel Badayuni
11 aayi saawan ritu aayi Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
12 dharti ko aakaash pukaare Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
13 main bhanwara tu hai phool Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
14 mera dil todne waale Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
15 O janewale humko bhool na O Jaanewaale (1948) Ali Hussain Moradabadi
16 sajanwaa prem kahaani O Jaanewaale (1948) Ali Hussain Moradabadi
17 ho badi zulmi tamanna hai Dada (1949) Naashad Majrooh Sultanpuri
18 pyaar mein tumne dhokhaa Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
19 tu mahal mein rehni waali Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
20 tumhaare liye huye badnaam Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
21 maine dekhi jag ki reet (Happy and Sad versions) Sunhere Din (1949) Gyan Dutt D N Madhok
22 hamse nain milaana BA paas Aankhen (1950) Madan Mohan Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
23 Jaao sidhaaro hey raadha Aarzoo (1950) Anil Biswas Majrooh Sultanpuri
24 ho kaale kaale baadal Apni Chhaaya (1950) Hanuman Prasad P L Santoshi
25 kehne waale kehte hain Bijli (1950) Khemchand Prakash Bharat Vyas
26 hato hato ji aati hain ham Dilruba (1950) Gyan Dutt S H Bihari
27 mohabbat karne waalon se Hanste Aansoo (1950) Ghulam Mohammad Shewan Rizvi
28 duniya ne chede kahaniyaan Ek Thha Raja (1951) C R Subbaraman Pt Sudarshan
29 Aye dil tu kahin le chal (multiple versions)

 

Shole (1953)

 

Naresh Bhattacharya

 

Kamil Rashid

Before I proceed to write on the above duets please note that song no 23 has SD Batish, 26 has Geeta Roy, Pramodini Desai and 27 has Rafi saab singing along with Mukesh and Shamshad Begum in the respective songs.

It would not be an exaggeration to state that Mukesh and Shamshad were pioneers in playback singing. I know it is more often used for Shamshad’s career, but let us not forget that Mukesh too started giving playback as early as 1944 with ‘Uss Paar’. Why ‘Uss Paar’ and not ‘Moorti’ or ‘Pheli Nazar’? Well, that could take another detailed post. 🙂

In the above list song number 1, 3, 4 and 5 are regular features on Radio Ceylon and are played to this day. 6 was of course the directorial debut of Raj Kapoor, with Ram Ganguly’s haunting scores – the songs of the film remain popular to this day. The next film of RK, as we are well aware, had a change in composers. Shamshad Begum had a cabaret solo in ‘Awara’ and a couple of not so popular songs for SJ thereafter.

10 by one of my favourite composers Ghulam Mohammed is a rare treat to hear. I only wish Mukesh has sung more songs for him.

8, 9 and 11 to 14 need no description and arguably are the best-known duets of the combo; the magician of these two films being none other than the great Naushad.

‘Shabnam’ under SD Burman had 3 duets of the combo with Mukesh giving playback for thespian Dilip Kumar. Needless to say, the songs of this film were a huge rage during those days.

21 under Gyan Dutt is an absolute masterpiece. The debut movie of Madan Mohan had the combo singing a comical duet at 22.

The other songs may not be very well known, but as I have said earlier it is the combination of the singers that make the duets lively and a pleasure to listen.

Quite a few of these duets have been covered by our Sudhir ji in his series on Mukesh wherein he covered the rare and difficult to trace songs at the beginning of Mukesh’s career. Again, as I have written earlier, in spite of the best efforts of Sudhir ji having covered all the songs of Mukesh till 1950, welcome discoveries continue to be uncovered and 2 is such an example. Sudhir ji has shared the audio with me and it will be posted on the blog in the very near future. 🙂

29 and probably the last duet of the combo is covered in this post and I have already written about the many facets of this song. In fact Sudhir ji has sent queries and sought clarifications from his collector friends to understand the existence of the multiple versions of this song in the film.

‘Shole’ (1953) was directed by BR Chopra for Hira Films. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Bina Rai, Purnima, Jeevan, Mohana, Manmohan Krishna, Mirza Musharaf, Romi, Naaz, Uma Dutt etc in it. The movie had two music directors viz Dhaniram and Naresh Bhattacharya. The present song is composed by the latter. The lyrics of this multiple version song are credited to Kamil Rashid.

The lyrics of the Hemant Kumar solo version are slightly different in the 78 rpm vs the soundtrack versions, but giving due credit to Hamant Da, I herewith, for obvious reasons, present the lyrics of only the film soundtrack version of Mukesh and Shamshad Begum

I thank Harish ji for all the help rendered in making this elusive duet of Mukesh appear on the blog. I also thank Sudhir ji and Atul ji for giving me yet another opportunity to present this post.

Lastly, on his remembrance day, I pay humble tributes to Mukesh whose mellifluous voice continues to regale listeners the world over.

Song – Ae Dil Tu Kahin Le Chal  (Shole) (1953) Singer – Mukesh, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Kaamil Rashid, MD – Naresh Bhattacharya

Lyrics

ae dil
ae dil
tu kahin
le chal
le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
le chal
le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
le chal
le chal

aa aa aa aa

ye door ki manzil se mujhe
kis ne pukara hai
bhatke hue raahi ko
yeh kis ka ishaara hai
aashaon ke sagar ka
shayaad wo kinara hai
aashaon ke sagar ka
shayaad wo kinara hae
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

jahaan ishq ke hothon par
fariyaad na ho koi
majboor na ho koi
naashad na ho koi
taqdeer ki thokar se
barbaad na ho koi
barbaad na ho koi
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

do dil jo judaa kar de
wo raat na aati ho
hothon pe shikaayat ki
koi baat na aati ho
jahaan gham ki ghata le kar
barsaat na aati ho
barsaat na aati ho
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

le chal
le chal
le chal
le chal
le chal

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ए दिल
ए दिल
तू कहीं
ले चल
ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
ले चल
ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
ले चल
ले चल

आ आ आ आ

ये दूर की मंज़िल से मुझे
किसने पुकारा है’
भटके हुये राही को
ये किसका इशारा है
आशाओं के सागर का
शायद वो किनारा है
आशाओं के सागर का
शायद वो किनारा है
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

जहां इश्क़ के होठों पर
फरियाद ना हो कोई
मजबूर ना हो कोई
नाशाद ना हो कोई
तक़दीर की ठोकर से
बर्बाद ना हो कोई
बर्बाद ना हो कोई
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

दो दिल को जुदा कर दे
वो रात ना आती हो
होठों पे शिकायत की
कोई बात ना आती हो
जहां ग़म की घटा ले कर
बरसात ना आती हो
बरसात ना आती हो
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

ले चल
ले चल
ले चल
ले चल
ले चल


This article is written by Gajendra Khanna, 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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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 5
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It is so heartening to see our beloved blog reaching yet another big milestone of 15000 songs being posted! Over a decade plus of hard work by all involved has made this possible but above all it has been Atul ji’s steadfast disciplined hard work which has led to it. I first of all congratulate him for this achievement. Your dedication, hard work and encouragement is always inspiring us. I have run out of hats to raise for all the wonderful work you have been doing here on this blog. May God always bless you and give you strength to achieve all your goals in your personal and official life.

I also wish to thank all the other contributors who have all become my friends during the journey of this blog. It has been a pleasure knowing you and Its always enjoyable meeting all of you. I think we should celebrate soon with a celebratory party Hangout (online or offline) with all of us meeting in spite of the time zone differences which separate us but love for music at the end of the day never fails to join us. Keep smiling always and be ever happy all of you!

For today’s song post I have chosen a song I was in love with when the movie released. This movie had some lovely songs under the baton of ace composers Jatin-Lalit and it makes its debut on the blog with this song. The movie was directed by a favourite director of mine, Kundan Shah whose film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ (1983) is a delightful watch for all avid movie lovers even today years after its release (I shudder to hear talks of it being remade. Classics should be best left untouched. ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai’ (1980) was touched just last week and all critics unanimously agree it was best left untouched). The movie’s name of course is ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ which was a 1994 release. Many big names and soon to be big names participated in this delightful movie whose main details are as given below:-

Movie: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
Director: Kundan Shah
Starcast: Shahrukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Deepak Tijori, Rita Bhaduri, Satish Shah, Anjan Srivastav, Goga Kapoor, Tiku Talsania, Ravi Baswani, Naseeruddin Shah, Juhi Chawla
Producer: Vikram Mehrohtra
Banner: Shemaroo Video Pvt Ltd
Release Date: February 25th 1994

This is how Wikipedia describes the movie:-

‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (lit. Sometimes yes, Sometimes no) is a  1994 Indian Hindi romantic coming-of-age comedy film directed by Kundan Shah and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Deepak Tijori and Naseeruddin Shah. This is one of the rare mainstream Hindi movies in which the hero plays the role of a loser. It is widely considered to be one of Shah Rukh Khan’s best performances, and he has said that it is his favourite film. He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for his role. Produced on a budget of ₹1.4 crore, the film grossed ₹5.5 crore, equivalent to ₹84 crore (US$12 million) adjusted for inflation. At the 39th Filmfare Awards, it won the Critics Award for Best Film and the Critics Award for Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan, who also won the Best Actor award for ‘Baazigar’ (1993) at the same ceremony.

I still remember seeing this slice of life movie in a theatre. I was now old enough to go to a theatre by myself and I made the most of the period watching many of the good movies of the period. In spite of the movie being released during exam times, my parents permitted me to watch it and I enjoyed watching it. All the actors in the movie had done really good roles. Suchitra Krishnamurthy had made her acting debut with the movie. Many critics didn’t like her acting but I felt she tried her best giving a genuineness to the performance. She didn’t appear in much movies due to her personal life decisions but I have liked the few and far between movies she did. During the pop boom, she had done a handful of albums too whose cassettes I have enjoyed in those days. ‘Dole Dole’ was a particular favourite with me. Deepak Tijori who was the other lead also did a wonderful role. He was a competent actor and I feel its sad that we have not been able to see much of him for many years. He’s been more active in the field of direction though. As it is I love movies set in Goa and have thoroughly enjoyed movies set there.

Not many may be knowing that this movie was also remade in Telugu by the name Swapnalokam (1999) starring Jagapathi Babu.

Here is the plot of the movie:-

Sunil (Shah Rukh Khan) is woken up from his dream of marrying the girl he loves, Anna (Suchitra Krishnamurthy), by Sunil’s sister (Sadiya Siddiqui). Sunil is a happy-go-lucky scamp who loves music and is not interested in studies, which bothers his father, Vinayak (Anjan Srivastav). Sunil, Anna, and Chris (Deepak Tijori) are 3 members of a 6-person music band, who are looking to make it big. Anna rejoins the group after being away for a while, which makes Chris happy too, as he too loves Anna. After Anna reenters his life, Sunil begins to try and change his ways in order to get Anna to fall in love with him.

During a performance at a friend’s wedding, Sunil realizes that Anna and Chris have some chemistry between them. Sunil is devastated, so he decides to create a rift between Anna and Chris. Sunil eventually gets caught in his own web of lies. Anna, furious with Sunil for such a betrayal, slaps him and decides to never talk to Sunil ever after. Sunil is thrown out of the band for being a miscreant. However, as luck were to have it, fortune favours Sunil who saves the band from being heckled at a local club performance by putting on a stellar show, so the entire band forgives and forgets.

Meanwhile, Anna’s father has been giving thought to getting her settled in life and decides that Chris is worthy of the honour. He makes his intentions known to approach Chris’ parents with a proposal. However, Chris’ parents have other ideas and decide Chris’ marriage to their friend’s daughter. Anna and her family are dejected.

Sunil consoles Anna during this time and the tide slowly turns in his favour. Anna’s father, having realized that Sunil will love and take care of Anna, convinces Anna to marry Sunil. Sunil is overjoyed until he realizes Anna still loves Chris. Sunil decides to reunite the two and get them married. On the wedding day, as Chris and Anna are about to exchange rings, Chris’ ring slips out of his hand and rolls out of sight. Everybody starts searching for it. Sunil spots the ring but feigns ignorance, even as his younger sister gazes at him with a heavy heart. Eventually, Chris locates the ring and the couple gets married.

Just after the wedding, Sunil is shown sitting on the sidewalk, dejected and heartbroken. By happenstance, a random girl (Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance), who is lost and is seeking directions, approaches Sunil. Sometime later, Sunil and the girl are seen walking in the moonlight and talking merrily.

Anthony and Vasco, two criminals who are a part of the story, see Sunil with the new girl and break the fourth wall, saying that Sunil will be alright. The criminals hear the police siren and immediately scamper away as the credits roll.

If you’ve not watched the movie yet, do catch this feel good movie. It had some of the best performances and the late Renu Saluja had also edited it well. I heard sometime back that Shah Rukh Khan has bought the rights of the movie. Don’t know if he’s planning to remake it but its definitely one of his best and sincere performances. The movie was a sleeper hit and made more than double (nearly 5.5 crores) on the box office in those days.

The song’s lyrics have been very thoughtfully written by Majrooh Sultanpuri sahib and sung lovingly by the flavour of those days, Kumar Sanu. The combination of Majrooh Sahib with Jatin-Lalit was one of the top combinations for me in the 1990s. Just like the song, I pray that we never wake up from the suroor of good music we all live in all the time and keep singing songs of our love for music as well as each other.

Song – Ae Kaash Ke Ab Hosh Mein Hum Aane Na Paayen (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa) (1994) Singer – Kumar Sanu, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Jatin Lalit

Lyrics

ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane naa paayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane naa paayen

khilti mehakti
yeh zulfon ki shaam
hanste khanakte
yeh hothhon ke jaam
khilti mehakti
yeh zulfon ki shaam
hanste khanakte
yeh hothon ke jaam
aa jhoom ke saaz uthhayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen

laa laa laall laa
laalla laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa la laall laa

ho bas agar tum hamaare sanam
hum to sitaaron pe rakh den kadam
ho bas agar tum hamaare sanam
hum to sitaaron pe rakh den kadam
saaraa jahaan bhool jaayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Gajendra Khanna)
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ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें

खिलती महकती
ये ज़ुल्फों की शाम
हँसते खनकते
ये होंठों के जाम
खिलती महकती
ये ज़ुल्फों की शाम
हँसते खनकते
ये होंठों के जाम
आ झूम के साज़ उठायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें

ला ला लाल्ला ला
लाल्ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ल लाल्ल ला

हो बस अगर तुम हमारे सनम
हम तो सितारों पे रख दें कदम
हो बस अगर तुम हमारे सनम
हम तो सितारों पे रख दें कदम
सारा जहाँ भूल जायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें


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 : 3915 Post No. : 14976

Today’s song is from the film Chandi Pooja-57.

The decade of the 1950’s was significant in HFM for many reasons. Firstly, this was the decade which saw the peak of the Golden Era of the HFM and also it witnessed the downward trend in the quality of music by the end of the decade. Secondly, those Music Directors who bloomed highest in the end of 40’s, slowly started their journey downwards. A glaring example is that of C.Ramchandra. At the same time, those Music Directors who had just started their ascent in the end period of the 1940’s, went to their Zenith, stayed there for a while and began their descent by early 1960s. Typical examples are Shankar-Jaikishen, S D Burman, Madan Mohan etc.

The last few remnants of HFM of 1940s like Khemchand Prakash (he died in 1950), Hansraj Behl, Gyan Dutt, K.Datta etc began their downward journey in this decade and new stars like N Dutta, Hemant Kumar etc emerged on the musical horizon.

Thirdly, the decade was a decade of Mythological and Religious films. As many as 124 such films were released under this Genre. Consequently, Music Directors like Avinash Vyas and S N Tripathi etc, who were specialists of this Genre prospered.

1957, in my opinion, was the Pinnacle of Hindi films in the Golden Era. What films! What Music !! What entertainment !!! Films were at their best in 1957. The list reads Aasha, Abhimaan, Ab Dilli door nahin, Agra Road, Apradhi kaun, Baarish, Bada Bhai, Begunah, Bhabhi, Champakali, Dekh Kabeera roya, Do aankhen bara haath, Ek gaon ki kahani, Ek jhalak, Ek saal, Gateway of India, Hum panchhi ek daal ke,, janam janam ke phere, Kathputli, Miss Bombai, Miss India, Miss Mary, Mother India, Mr. X, Nau do gyarah, Naya Daur, paying Guest, Pyaasa, Shaarda, Yahudi ki Ladki etc etc.

It seemed as if, leading Music Directors had decided to showcase their Best offerings to the HFM lovers in the decade of the 50’s. In this flood, other MDs like Narayan Dutt, Bipin-Babul, Avinash Vyas, Jimmy, Sanmukh Babu upadhyaya, B N Bali, A R Qureshi, Ram gangully, S Mohinder, Ghulam Mohammed, Kanu Ghosh, Ramlal, Vinod, Sardul kwatra, Husnlal Bhagatram were operating but without their presence being felt.

Among all the stalwarts and their films,there was one Music Director, who quietly performed his acts and disappeared . His name was Ajit Merchant. He is one of those who were successful in Gujarati films more than Hindi films. he did give some melodious songs, however, he was not successful. he was the son of Ratansy Jetha, a criminal Lawyer in Bombay. Born on 15-8-1922, he was the only child in the family.Instead of school education, he was more interested in learning Music. he was encouraged by his father and learned from Ustad Amaan ali khan of Bhendi Bazar and Shiv kumar Shukla ( Principal of Music college, Baroda). he also learnt western music from Amy Markerus.

He started as assistant to Ashok Ghosh and Anil Biswas. His first independent work as Music Director was film Refugee-48. Then came film Raaj kumari-55 (a remake of Tamil film Van sundari), Indraleela-56, Chandi Pooja-57, Rambhakta Bibhishan-58, Sapera-61, Challenge-64 and his last film Lady killer-68. He was a Music producer in A.I.R. from 1957 to 1967. He gave music to 32 Gujarati films and only 8 Hindi films. In Gujarati, he is best remembered for Dilip Dholakiya’s song ” Taari aankhno afini” from film Diwa Dandi-50. ( Mera joota hai Japani is inspired by this song). He also gave music to more than 200 Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi stage dramas. He left behind wife Nilamben , 4 daughters and 2 sons, when he died on 18-3-2011 at Bombay.

Film Chandi Pooja-57 was directed by Raman Desai. Raman B Desai was born in Bilimora,Gujarat,on 28-4-1918. At the age of 20 years he joined Wadia Movietone as an assistant Director. He assisted Director Chaturbhuj Doshi for quite some time. he became an independent Director with Pehli Pehchan in 1947. Then came Narad Muni,Raja harishchandra,Hari Darshan,Naag Panchami,Chakradhari,Rajyogi Bharthari,Navaratri,Waman Avataar,Ram navami,Grihalaxmi (he also produced it) and Amar jyoti-1965. he also directed 6 Gujarati films.Due to his expertise in religious films,he was known as ” King of Mythological Films”.

Raman B Desai expired on 22-12-1997. ( he should not be mistaken for another director Ramanlal Desai,who operated in the same period and directed films like Aab-e-Hayaat-55 and Sangeeta-50 etc).

The cast of the film was Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Prem Adeeb, Shanta Apte ( her last film), Sapru and others. In hindi film, Shahu Modak and manhar Desai both were Christians, but became famous by doing Mythological and religious films and enacting Hindu Gods and Saints.

Manhar Desai was a Gujarati Christian-real name Malcolm Alfredo D’souza. He was born on 3-8-1917. He used to stammer when he was a boy. He used to act and sing in dramas and due to his stammering style, he was very popular on stage. After completing High school, he ran away to Bombay to join Films, but could not even enter any studio, Disappointed, he returned to his home and restarted studies. He joined Wilson college in Bombay for graduation. In college he started acting and singing on stage. He had a friend N.C.Pandey, who was also mad after films. He promised Manhar that if he becomes a Director, he will make manhar a Hero. While in college Manhar married his classmate, who was from U.P.

In 1947, Manhar got a call from his friend N.C.Pandey, who was to direct a Hindi film. He made manhar the Hero of this film and thus fulfilled his promise. Toofani Sawar-47 was the first film of Manhar Desai, in Hindi. He was invited to work in film Gunsundari-48 ( Gujarati), opposite Nirupa Roy. The film was Hit and he acted in next film Mangal Phera-49 with Nirupa Roy. This too became a Hit film in Gujarati and then there was no looking back. His next Hindi film was Madhosh-51 opposite Meena kumari. Following their success in Gujarati, Nirupa Roy and Manhar were paired in several Mythological films in Hindi. Films Naag Panchami-53 and Shivratri-54 made him a popular Hero in Hindi mythological films.

Manhar Desai was fond of Reading. During breaks in shooting, he would catch up with his reading. He also was a good painter. Manhar worked in 106 Hindi films. His last film was Nal Damyanti-88. In the last phase of his career, he was disillusioned about the working in films in this era, so he gave up working and retired. ManharDesai died on 25-2-1992.

Today’s song is a very melodious song. Many readers may still remember this song. My thanks to our Sadanand ji Kamath for locating this song and giving me the link, on my request, since I could not find it anywhere. This is the type of camaraderie that exists among the Atulites.


Song-Dig dig dig dig daiyya…chali meri Naiyya (Chandi Pooja)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Ajit Merchant
Chorus

Lyrics

Dig dig dig dig daiyya
aa aa aa aa aa
chali meri naiyya
aa aa aa aa aa
Dig dig dig dig daiyya
chali meri naiyya
bahe purwaiyya re
hey haiyya re haiyya
haiyya re

matwaali gopiyaan pukaaren
jaldi se aa mil kanhaiyya
hey haiyya re haiyya
haiyya re

ooper chalte kaale megha aa
kaale kaale megha re
ooper chalte kaale megha
neeche chalti naav
chalti naav re ae
aa gaye ham to door
rah gaya peechhe gokul gaanv
gokul gaanv re
man ki amraiyya hai sooni ee
aa ja re raas rachaiyya
hey haiyya re haiyya
haiyya re

dig dig dig dig daiyya
aa aa aa aa
chali teri naiyya
aa aa aa aa

dig dig dig dig daiyya
chali meri naiyya
bahe purwaiyya re
hey haiyya re haiyya
haiyya re

chori chori kar ke bahaana aa
kar ke bahaana re
chori chori kar ke bahaana
ham nikle hain ghar se
nikle hain ghar se ae ae
mil ja re mohan
kaanp rahi hain ham duniya ke dar se
duniya ke dar se
lehron pe khelti patwaaren ae ae
karti hain chhappak chhappak chhaiyya
hey haiyya re haiyya
haiyya re


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Blog Day : 3868 Post No. : 14886

“Chhota Bhai”(1966) was directed by K P Atma for Olympic Pictures. This typical tear jerker movie had Rehman, Nutan, Master Mahesh Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Randhir, Lata Sinha, Sulochana Chatterji, Kammo, Chandrima Bhaduri, Brahm Bhardwaj, Baldev Mehta, Sadhu Singh, Abu Bakar, Ghulam, Master Anwar etc in it.

This movie had six songs in it. One song from this movie has been covered in the blog. That song was the 3000th song for the blog and 1000th song for Lata Mangeshkar in the blog.

That was on 20 september 2010. It comes as a great surprise to me that no other song from this movie has been discussed in the blog for more than eight years.

Here is the second song from “Chhota Bhai”(1966). This song is sung by Rafi. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

This song is picturised as a calamity song on a kid and an elderly man, with the elderly man rowing a boat to safety with the kid with him. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the artists seen in the picturisation of this song.

This song is the 400th song from the movies of 1966 in the blog.


Song-Raam tu sab ka rakhwaala (Chhota Bhai)(1966) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

raam
tu sabka rakhwaala
raam
tu sabka rakhwaala
jab jab bhi ye man ghabraaya
jab jab bhi ye man ghabraaya
toone aan sambhaala
ho o raam
tu sabka rakhwaala

soone aangan dwaar sajaa de
soone aangan dwaar sajaa de
hamri bigdi baat banaa de
muskaanen waapas lautaa de
lene waala tu na kehla
lene waala tu na kehla
tu hai dene waala
ho o raam
tu sabka rakhwaala
raam
tu sabka rakhwaala

o o o
o o o o
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

ye vishwaas ki jyot jagaaye
ye vishwaas ki jyot jagaaye
hum tere mandir mein aaye
aas ka deepak toot na jaaye
ye andhiyaari rain churaa ke
ye andhiyaari rain churaa ke
le na jaaye ujaala
ho o raam
tu sabka rakhwaala
jab jab bhi ye man ghabraaya
jab jab bhi ye man ghabraaya
toone aan sambhaala
ho o raam
tu sabka rakhwaala
raam
tu sabka rakhwaala


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Blog Day : 3778 Post No. : 14758

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Once upon a not-so-long a time ago the anniversary page on our blog said that Helen – the dancing diva – celebrates her birthday on 21st October and I had sent this song – “Lovelina, Aa Gaya Main“, from ‘Agent Vinod’ (1977) for the occasion. Then over the years we got enlightened that her birthdate was 21st November. And as I sit to write this, further enlightenment strikes – she turns 80 today!!!! WOW!!! And she has been entertaining us since she was 13, having appeared in ‘Awaara’ in 1951 – that is 67 years in public eye. Of course, the last time I saw her in front of the camera was on satellite television when she appeared on the chat show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ along with another favourite of mine – Asha Parekh. And so far, the last film that she has appeared in is ‘Heroine’ (2012) which is directed by Madhur Bhandarkar and starred Kareena Kapoor in the main lead. In there she portrays the character of a film artiste who is past her prime and is forgotten by the industry.

But the truth is Helen is not a forgotten has-been as far as the industry and her fans are concerned. She is still remembered fondly whenever we hear songs that she had performed to. Her sprightly steps, her outfits which were never garish even when there were sequins and feathers stuck on them, her luxuriant hair done up in various styles – are somethings which no other dancer or actress has ever tried to copy. She was never called a plain item girl, she was always the supporting actress who had some substance to her role even if it was two or three songs, with a few emotional scenes and there were films she was the second heroine pining for the hero and would give up her love or life in the climax so that the lead pair could live HAPPILY EVER AFTER. She has had a HAPPILY EVER AFTER life personally too even though she is her husbands’ (Salim Khan) second wife, theirs is a one big happy family and all of her step children have bonded closely with her. She has an adopted daughter who was given a grand wedding in 2014 and is now a grandma to that girl’s child. Her family is growing and hope her happiness grows too.

‘Ram Balram’ is a 1980 movie produced by Tito and directed by Vijay Anand. The movie was an average success at the box office. It brought Jai (Amitabh) and Veeru (Dharmendra) together after a gap of five years – five years after the super successful ‘Sholay’ (1975). ‘Ram Balram’ was the story of two ‘chachere bhais’ (cousins) who have a score to settle with Ajit – another of their chacha – who is responsible for all the calamities that struck their family. There is also a nautch girl – Tarabai (Helen) – who has some axe to grind against Ajit. As the movie moves to the climax, we have the brothers and Tarabai reaching their goals but in the melee Tarabai dies but not before seeing her daughter (Zeenat Aman) happy and in love with Ram (Dharmendra). Today’s song is a typical ‘trying to distract the villains’ henchmen’. The song is sung by Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Dilraj Kaur. It has both Zeenat Aman and Helen dressed in sarees (unusual for them) dancing a typical Dharmendra dance. The song was written by Anand Bakshi.

I had been reserving this song for a rainy day- for a time when I write a last-minute post. And so here it is to wish both Zeenat Aman (had her birthday on 19th– turned 67) and Helen a very happy birthday.

 

Song – Balram Ne Bahut Samjhaaya Par Ram Ne Dhoka Khaaya (Ram Balram) (1980) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Asha Bhosle + Dilraj Kaur
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle + Dilraj Kaur

Lyrics

balram ne bahut samjhaaya
balram ne bahut samjhaaya
par ram ne dhokha khaya
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
jo hona tha ho gaya
jo hona hai ho jaaye  
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

hum pinjre ke panchhi
pinjre ke panchhi
hum pinjare ke panchhi
hum se kitni door bahaarein
door bahaarein
aao mil kar sochen
mil kar sochen
aao mil kar sochen
apni bigdi aap sawaarein
teri saari baatein jaisi lakdi ki talwaarein
lakdi ki talwaarein
lakdi ki talwaar to
talwaar to
mushkil mein kaam na aaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

ho gore mukh pe zulf ye kali
naagan si lehraaye
naagan se rehna door sapere
tujhe das na jaaye
jaan hatheli par jo rakhe
apne pas wo aaye
aane wale aa gaye
aa gaye
dil dhadke haye haye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

jab tak ram ki sena aaye
gaate raho ye gaana
oommm ommmm
jab tak ram ki sena aaye
gaate raho ye gaana
band hai saare darwaaze
har rasta hai anjaana
arre mushkil hai iss rawan ki lanka se bach ke jaana
arre mushkil hai iss rawan ki lanka se bach ke jaana
vinti hai hanuman se
hanuman se
lanka mein aag lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
jo hona tha ho gaya
jo hona hai ho jaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
———————————————————

बलराम ने बहुत समझाया
बलराम ने बहुत समझाया
पर राम ने धोखा खाया
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
जो होना था हो गया
जो होना है हो जाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

हम पिंजरे के पंछी
पिंजरे के पंछी
हम पिंजरे के पंछी
हमसे कितनी दूर बहारें
दूर बहारें
आओ मिल कर सोचें
मिल कर सोचें
आओ मिल कर सोचें
अपनी बिगड़ी आप संवारें
तेरी सारी बातें जैसे लकड़ी की तलवारें
लकड़ी की तलवारें
लकड़ी की तलवार तो
तलवार तो
मुश्किल में काम ना आए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

हो गोरे मुख पे जुल्फ ये काली
नागन सी लहराए
नागन से रहना दूर सपेरे
तुझे डस ना जाये
जान हथेली पर जो रखे
अपने पास वो आए
आने वाले आ गए
आ गए
दिल धड़के हाए हाए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

जब तक राम की सेना आए
गाते रहो ये गाना
ओमम्ममम ओमम्ममम
जब तक राम की सेना आए
गाते रहो ये गाना
बंद हैं सारे दरवाज़े
हर रस्ता है अंजाना
अरे मुश्किल है इस रावण की लंका से बच के जाना
अरे मुश्किल है इस रावण की लंका से बच के जाना
विनती है हनुमान से
हनुमान से
लंका में आग लगाए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
जो होना था हो गया
जो होना है हो जाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये


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