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While discussing interesting songs from the decade of the 50s, one can not keep away from C Ramchandra’s films. In the early 1950s, Chitalkar was in great demand and his films were becoming popular because of his songs. Of course, there were films like Jhanjhar-53 and Ghungroo-52, which did not become hits in spite of good songs.

Jhanjhar-53 was his own production and he had put great efforts in composing songs for Jhanjhar-53. At the same tie, Filmistan’s film “Anarkali “was also in the making and C.Ramchandra was its Music Director. At one point of time, C.Ramchandra was spending lot of time on Jhanjhar and Filmistan feared that he may neglect their film Anarkali. They even sent a legal notice to him alleging so. Of course, C.Ramchandra refuted this charge. When both films released, it was Anarkali’s music which proved to be record making popular and a hit, while Jhanjhar was declared a Flop. Jhanjhar was a story of an Indian family settled in Malaysia and C.Ramchandra had used Malaysian fast music tunes for this film, but it did not click.

Similarly, Ghungroo-52, which was produced by C.Ramchandra’s close friend Omprakash, was naturally offered to him for its music. Omprakash was its Hero and had two Heroines-Sumitra Devi and Kuldeep kaur, because he had a double role in this film. CR too left no efforts to compose the tunes with great efforts, but the film flopped but the music became popular. In my opinion, all the songs are good in this film, but as the film flopped the songs did not reach a larger audience. Today’s song is from this film, Ghunghroo-52.

The film was directed by Hiren Bose. His name may not be familiar to most readers, but he was a big gun in Bengal. In Bombay, he did not have much success. Several well known actors came from Bengal. Many Directors like, Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Nabendu Ghosh, Basu Chatterjee, Basu Bhattacharya, Shakti Samanta, Amiya Chakravarty, Gyan Mukherjee etc enriched the Hindi cinema.

Music directors who came from Bengal like,Hemant kumar,Salil Chaudhari,S D Burman,Anil Biswas,K C Dey,Pankaj Mullik etc provided us wonderful everlasting music.

Most of the directors and composers from Bengal are well known to most of us,but there was ONE name that appeared in many categories like Actor,Director,Story writer,S/Play writer,Lyricist,and Composer too,yet that name is as obscure today as it can be !

That name is HIREN BOSE ( Hirendra Kumar Bose).

Born in Calcutta on 26-9-1903,Hiren completed his college education and learnt classical music & Rabindra sangeet to such proficiency that soon he earned titles of “Vidya Bhushan” and “Sangeet Ratna “. He wrote in Begali papers and for Bangla films too.

He knew that if he has to shine in Films,he must go to Bombay and operate in both in Bombay and Calcutta.He saw Anil Biswas struggling hard in those days and advised him to come to Bombay.Hiren Bose was a very respected man in Film world.Accordingly Anil Biswas came to Bombay and Hiren gave him his first film for Music Direction-Dharam ki Devi-1935,for which Hiren Bose was the Director.

Hiren Bose started acting and directing Bangla filma from 1931 and did 20 films till 1957.

In 1932 he wrote the story and s/play for meerabai-32 and again for Rajrani meera-33.His Hindi films were,Dharam ki devi,Piya ki Jogan,mahageet,India in Africa,Daasi,Banjare,Ghungroo,Raami Dhoban and Raj Ratan.

He even directed a Telugu film-Bhakta Jaidev-1938.

Mahageet-37 was the First Hindi film to have Playback singing from Bombay( after Calcutta in 1935).

Hiren Bose gave music to only 2 films- India in Africa-39 for which no records were issued and then Raami Dhoban-1953.

his last film was Ek Tara(Bangla)-1957. Then he retired.

Hiren Bose died on 18-6-1987 at Calcutta and a most versatile,multifaceted and multilingual personality disappeared for ever.

The cast of the film Ghungroo-52 was Omprakash, Sumitra Devi, Kuldeep Kaur, Badri Pershad, K.N.Singh,Murad etc etc.

Hamid Ali Murad or simply Murad was born at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh in 1911. He was very fair and good looking. He came to Bombay in 1942 to seek roles in films. Mehboob Khan had just established his own studio and Production hose and was making his first film Najma. He gave a role to the fair and handsome Murad in film Najma and thus started his film career with a character role. His career lasted till film Tamacha-1988, All these years he did only character roles.

Murad was so fair and tall that, in those days, many Policemen saluted him as if he was a British person !

Due to his personality, he would be selected for roles of Judge, Police Commissioner, Badshah or a Maharaja. He was a favourite of producers / directors like Mehboob, K.Asif, Sohrab Modi, Kardar, Nitin Bose, Bimal Roy, K.A.Abbas, M.Sadiq etc, who would cast him in their films. Murad did more than 3oo films and in almost 250 films, he did the role of a Judge. That must be a sort of a record,like Iftekhar as Police Commissioner !

Some of his famous films were Andaz, Anandmath, Do Bigha Zameen, Mirza Ghalib, Durgesh Nandini,Heer, Yahudi, Mugha e Azam, Palki etc etc. He fitted perfectly inn Costume, Mughal and Historical films. In 1976-77, he became President of Cine Artistes Association. In 1981, he suffered from Paralysis, but continued to work in films till 1988.

Murad died on 24-4-1997, leaving behind a wife, 3 daughters and one son. His son Raza Murad-famous for his voice- is also an actor. ( Thanks to shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for information on Murad. )

Film Ghunghroo(1952) had 9 songs. 2 songs are already discussed by Sadanand Kamath ji. This will be the 3rd song. 2 Duets were by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum. C.Ramchandra had always banked on Shamshad for naughty, playful and comic songs in his films. She too did full justice to his trust Some of their duets like “Mere Piya gaye Rangoon” have become iconic songs. After Lata Mangeshkar became his lead singer, his films were clearly divided into comic, playful and serious songs. While Chitalkar took care of the playful comic songs, serious soft songs were reserved for Lata- who excelled in such songs.

Initially, C.Ramchandra tried to make comic duets with Lata, but he soon found that she was not very comfortable with such songs, though she did full justice to the songs. For example, in film Sargam-50, Lata had 6 duets with Chitalkar and Rafi, in addition to 2 solos and 1 duet with Saraswati Rane. Chitalkar had one solo. No doubt all songs of Sargam-50 became popular, but Lata’s solo and duet with Rane were too good songs. C.Ramchandra had realised that soft and serious songs( Birah songs, particularly) were the comfort zone of Lata and she excelled in such songs. So he was keen on keeping at least 3-4 such songs in every film for Lata.

Today’s song is also a fun song by Chitalkar and Shamshad. The Lyricist of this light hearted song is Rajendra Krishna. Enjoy this duet….


Song-Mere peechhe peechhe aake (Ghunghroo)(1952) Singers-Shamshad Begam, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

ah ha hahaha

mere peechhe pichhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

ye jhooth moothh ki khansi
main lagwa doongi faansi
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

ye gali nahin tere baap ki
jaagir nahin hai aapki
ye gali nahin tere baap ki
jaagir nahin hai aapki
mere peechhe tum na aao
mere aage tum na jaao
yoon daal na mujhpe dore
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mere peechhe peechhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

lahron mein shor machaaun
aur tumko maja chakhaaun
lahro me shor machaaun
aur tumko maja chakhaaun
main hanste hanste phir bhi
kho kho kho khaanse jaaun
pad jaao painyya more
aur kaho o gore chhore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khans re

mere peechhe peechhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

lo padi main tore painyya
lo padi main tore painyya
ab maana mujhko sainyya
maana re maana
ab chhodo meri bainyya
hum ho gaye hum to tore
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
ye jhoothh moothh ki khaansi
ab phir na kahna faansi
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

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“Leela” (1947) was directed by Dattaram N Pai for Filmistan. The movie had Shobha, Kanu Roy, Veera, V H Desai, Agha, Leela Mishra, Krishnan Kutty, B M Dixit, Satyanarayan, Sunalini Devi etc in it.
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“Chhaila Baabu”(1967) is often confused with “Chhaila Baabu”(1977). While the later was a Rajesh Khanna movie, “Chhaila Baabu”(1967) was a small budget movie that began in early 1960s. Financial and other thoubles delayed its release and it was finally released only in 1967.
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“Paighaam”(1959) was produced and directed by S S Vasan for GeminiPictures, Madras. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Vyjyanti Mala, Raj Kumar, Pandhari Bai, Motilal, B Saroja Devi, Johny Walker, Minu Mumtaz, Vasundhara Devi, Protim Devi, Bannerji, Mukherji, Shivraj, Sitalaxmi, Ishwarlal, Pushpmala, Master Gopi, Karupayya, Radjha, Madhavan, Amar, Kamal Krishn etc in it.
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“Ustaad Pedro”(1951) was produced by Sheikh Mukhtar and directed by Harish for Omar Khayyam Films Bombay. The movie had Sheikh Mukhtaar and Begam Para in lead roles along with Mukri, Shammi, Sapru, Ansari, Sunalini Devi, Chaman Puri, Agha also in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Many of the music directors of the the Golden era and the pre- golden era were competent singers as well. They sang mostly in their own films, but sometimes they also sang under the batons of other music directors. Today’s song, a qawwaali from “Samrat”(1954), is one such song, where C Ramchandra sings for Hemant Kumar. Rafi and chorus accompany C Ramchandra in this song.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from Safar-46. It was a Filmistan presentation which was the first film of C.Ramchandra in this company.

C.Ramchandra had worked in Jayant Desai Productions for the previous three years. He gave 5 jubilee films, Bhaktaraj-43,Zabaan-43, Manorama-44, Lalkaar-44, and Samrat Chandragupta-45 for this production house. He was getting only Rs.300 as salary. He had got married and needed more money now.
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We return to the ‘ Melody yatra of the 50s ‘ with yet another song from film Nadaan-51. This film was made by M and T Films, Bombay. Directed by Heera Singh, it was produced by S R Bhattacharya. The Chic Chocolate was the music director. In the credits of the film it was mentioned that the music was given under the “supervision” of C.Ramchandra. The cast of the film was Madhubala, Dev Anand,Mubarak, Madan Puri, Manmohan krishna, Sunalini Devi etc etc.
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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 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.

GIRLS SCHOOL (1949) was produced under the banner of Lokmanya Productions ( a joint venture of Kavi Pradeep and Amiya Chakraborty). The film was directed by Amiya Chakraborty. Interestingly, one of the assistant directors for him in this film was Guru Dutt. The star cast included Geeta Bali, Sohan, Sajjan, Shashikala, Mangala, Ram Singh, Vimla Vashisht etc. Amiya Chakraborty has been known to produce/direct socially relevant films which he must have got this legacy from his association with Bombay Talkies.
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Today (4 october 2016) is a SPECIAL DAY.

Our Blog completes 3000 days on Internet today. It surely is a matter of Pride. In this era of short lived pleasures and shorter lived Blogs, to remain not only active but also to become famous Internationally in 198 countries of the world ( as per WordPress report) , for such a long period is indeed highly creditable. 8 years and 80 days, and still growing by leaps and bounds !
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