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Today’s song is from a Marathi film- Dhananjay-66. This is a Hindi song, sung by Chitalkar, under his own baton ! Lyrics are by P L Santoshi. The film was based on a story by Marathi’s renowned Detective Novelist of yesteryear – Baburao Arnalkar.

In the early 50s,when I was about 10-11 years old, I first read a Marathi detective novel written by Baburao Arnalkar. In those days, reading such stuff was a no-no for children, and so I had to read it, sitting in some lonely corner, keeping one eye and one ear for checking if anybody is seeing me. I was simply thrilled by reading this book and then started the marathon reading of detective novels- of course chori chori ! Happily I found some of my friends also doing the same thing and even my elder brother was seen reading these books.

Shortly, this became an open programme and I joined a local book library, catering to such books. Every month such 10 books used to come there and all these books were written by one author- Baburao Arnalkar. We always wondered how can any one man write so many books, so varied and entertaining every month. As the time went by, the author wrote in a magazine, how he was impressed by novels of Edgar Wallace, Berkeley grey, Roderick Graeme, Peter Cheyney, Sax Rohmer and few others. He decided to adapt their stories to Indian environment, culture and customs, so that Marathi readers felt affinity for them. Certain books, however, were just not possible to adapt lest they lost their charm and such books were presented just in a translated form, with same name and places to maintain reality.

Baburao’s main character, on whom he wrote more books was Dhananjay ( he got this name from Bhagwadgeeta) – a private detective with a sharp intelligence, fearlessness, a high degree of common sense and an ability to use logic rightly. This character seemed to be a combination of Perry Mason (Earl Stanley Gardener), Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie) and Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Connon Doyle).

Baburao also brought into Marathi the dashing ” Normon Conquest ” of author Berkeley Grey as Zunjar (झुंजार) along with his wife Joy (Vijaya) and the faithful assistant Biji (Netaji). Novels of Zunjar were particularly more popular because he was flamboyant, adventurous and of humorous nature with a speciality of getting his commission from every villain,before Police arrested him. He was one who would not hesitate to cross legal boundaries in order to book the villains in the final chapter. Zunjar’s Guru Bhimsen and successor Golandaz also had many books on them.

The other popular character Baburao Arnalkar brought was Roderick Graeme’s famous “Black Shirt”. In Marathi he became Kalapahad(काळापहाड)- a successful Novelist by day and a daring adventurer by night. Baburao brought stories of Peter Cheyney and Ellery Queen. Brett Haliday’s Mike Shane became Jayant in Marathi. Carter Brown’s private detective was Sanjay in Marathi. Additionally he created from Edgar Wallace, Kodand rao- Public Prosecutor (J.G.Reader), Major(Retd.) Sudarshan- a private investigator and C.I.D. Inspector Murar Rao.

Shifting from the usual, Baburao brought Jungle stories of British Settlements in Africa by Edgar Wallace, featuring Commissioner Sanders, Capt.Hamilton and funny but brave Lt.Bones. These were brought in original form having English names and places. Similarly, the “Justmen” series by Edgar Wallace featuring George Manfred, Leon Gonsalves and Raymond Poicort – each having different skill and together punishing secretly the difficult to catch criminal, helping the Police. Baburao was too versatile. he brought stories of Sailors, featuring Capt Daryasarang and his assistant Savlaram. The seafaring criminal stories were an entirely different world for Marathi readers.

Baburao also gets credit for introducing the deadly Dr. Fu Manchu, a character created by Sax Rohmer. Fu Manchu is a Chinese scientist who wants to rule the world. An entire generation born in the 40s was mesmerised by Baburao’s detective novels and feasted on the stories of heroes created by British, American and German authors, in the 1920s and 1930s. These novels re-created the pre-war times and entertained people.

Having read Baburao Arnalkar’s books based on foreign authors, I got and read almost every English book that Baburao had translated. Novels by Edgar Wallace and others are still in my library. I had about 200 selected books-Marathi- of Baburao Arnalkar, which I gifted to my niece recently.

Baburao Arnalkar (real name Chandrakant Sakharam Chavan) was born on 9-6-1906 at Arnala in Vasai. He studied only up to 10th, but earned a proficiency in English, as he was an avid reader of books. In the 1942 Freedom struggle, he was jailed for 18 months. In this jail, he got hands on the books of Edgar Wallace. He was so thrilled that he decided to bring these books in Marathi. He had already written his first detective novel ” Queen of Diamonds” (चौकटची राणी) in 1939.

He started an Optical lenses shop in Bombay for earning a living. His writing started from 1946, but in the period 1952 to 1966, he was very prolific, writing 6 to 10 books a month. On completing 500 books,the then Maharashtra Government felicitated him and awarded Rs. 10000 also. He wrote 1042 detective novels, before he put his pen down due to old age. His name was entered in Guinness Book of World Records in those days.

He received several awards and honours from prestigious institutions. However the so called Classic literature writers never conceded Detective Novels as a respected form of literature. This always remained an entertainment for the middle class society who dreamt of super powered heroes. More than this recognition, he valued the love and affection an entire generation poured on him. He not only gave entertaining books but also sustained and developed the reading habit among the youngsters of those times.

Baburao Arnalkar died peacefully on 5-7-1996 at the ripe age of 90 years. He must have been a contented man. My thanks to him, for being a true entertainer.

Film Dhananjay-66, based on Baburao Arnalkar’s story, was produced by C.Ramchandra. After parting ways with Lata, in the late 50s, C.Ramchandra did not do well in Hindi films. He disappeared slowly. He turned to Marathi films and stage shows around the world. He got married second time to Shantabai and had a son and a daughter from this marriage. Most of his time he stayed in his Poona Bungalow. His son and daughter are leading doctors in USA, and are well settled. I do not know if Shantabai is still alive. C.Ramchandra had produced 2 Marathi films. The other film was Gharkul.

C.Ramchandra played the Hero- Dhananajay’s role in this film. After his first flop film Naganand-1935 ( only 9 people in the first show. There was no second show), this was his second film in the Hero’s role. The film did average business. The cast was Chitalkar, Uma, Arun Sarnaik ( he had acted in 2 Hindi films…Subhadra haran-64 and Lady killer-68), Ashalata, Gulab Mokashi, Jaymala , Shakuntala etc etc.

The film was directed by Raja Thakur. Rajaram Dattatreya Thakur was born in 1923 at Ponda in Goa. He did work as an assistant to Master Vinayak and later Raja Paranjape. Raja Thakur had produced an English film ” Birbal – My brother “-1973. His another film “Mumbaicha Jawai” (मुंबईचा जावई)-1970, was remade in Hindi as ‘Piya ka Ghar’-1971 by Basu Chatterjee.

There were 6 songs in the films. 3 songs were in Hindi. 1 song was in Konkani. This song “Hatat bangdi sonyachi, hi pori konachi ( हातात बांगडी सोन्याची, ही पोरी कोनाची ) became an evergreen song, so popular that even now, it is played in Ganesh utsav, Holi etc. programmes. Only 2 songs were in Marathi, in this Marathi film.

Today’s song has a tune, which Chitalkar seems to have borrowed from his own film Aazad-1955 – “Marna bhi muhabbat mein kisi kaam na aaya”. Enjoy today’s song in Chitalkar’s voice.


Song- Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin (Dhananjay)(Marathi)(1966) Singer – Chitalkar, Lyricist – P L Santoshi, Music – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin een een een
suniye
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin

o o o
o o o
main chala to chal diya zindagi ka kaarwaan
arre main ruka to ruk gaya zindagi ka kaarwaan
hans ke jisne dekh liya
arre hans ke jisne dekh liya
main usi ka ho gaya
aa aa aa aa
do ghadi bhar ke liye kar liya mukaam wahin
do ghadi bhar ke liye kar liya mukaam wahin
do ghadi bhar ke liye kar liya mukaam wahin

do ghadi bhar ke liye kar liya mukaam wahin een een
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin

o o o
o o o o
raat ke hai baad din aur din ke baad raat hai
arre chal rahi isi tarah saari kaaynaat hai
main bhi chala jaa raha
main bhi
main bhi chala jaa raha
gham aur khushi saath liye
ae ae
meri is zindagi mein thaharne ka kaam nahin
meri is zindagi mein thaharne ka kaam nahin
meri is zindagi mein thaharne ka kaam nahin

o meri is zindagi mein thaharne ka kaam nahin
een een een
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaram kahin
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin

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Blog Day : 3613 Post No. : 14406

“Amardeep” was a movie that was made by Shivaji Productions and directed by T. Prakash Rao in 1958. It was a remake of the Tamil “Amara Deepam” (1956) which also directed by T. Prakash Rao; which itself was a remake of the 1942 English film “Random Harvest” which was based on the novel of the same name by James Hilton. There was also a Bengali movie in 1957 “Harano Sur” on the same story. (all this information is thanks to Wikipedia) So that means there were audiences for this kind of sentimental stories.

The Tamil and Hindi versions had Padmini playing the character of Roopa who takes care of the hero- Dev Anand in Hindi and Shivaji Ganesan in Tamil- after he meets with an accident and forgets his past with Vyjayantimala (in Hindi) and Savitri (in Tamil). I had heard from my dad that he had seen the movie at the time of its release -first day first show and when the Tamil version released in a morning show (that was the name for the 9 or 10 A.M. show) he saw that too. I don’t remember what his review of the movie was but he had told me that the Hindi movie had 12 songs in it; the most popular one being “dekh humein awaaz na dena o bedard zamaane” having two versions.

Before I wrote this post, I sat through the movie. A decent movie, not exactly a tear-jerker but full of emotions on the part of the central characters. Plus, we have Pran putting in an act of possessive and hot- tempered “mangetar” (fiancé) of Vyjayantimala. So, there is scope for little fisticuffs at the climax. Then we also are surprised by the fact that the heroines are sisters who are separated in their childhood as the father gives away the younger daughter for cash to a wealthy man so that he can treat his sick elder daughter. And when the sisters, who are in love with the same man realise this, the elder one sacrifices her love and conveniently comes in the way when Pran fires at Dev Anand. There is a strained comedy track involving Johnny Walker and Mukri (which we could have done without). I hope this gives a brief idea about what the movie was all about. ??

There was one more reason for me to sit through this movie. I was trying to locate a song and its relevance in the movie. The song if it had ever been shot should have appeared here at 43:35 or thereabouts of the movie as we can see Dev and Vyjayantimala roaming around a mela and she has got some balloons in her hand. I was also trying to get the balloons (gubbaare) as it is the birthday of a keen follower of the blog. We also call him our in-house encyclopedia. Our dear Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh turns a year younger today(9 june 2018).

Wishing him a musical journey with us forever with this song by a singer- music composer about whom he has provided us vast information. Rajinder Kishan is the lyricist. It has an “Eena meena deka” feel to it. Specially the opening and interlude music piece. I would love to know if it was ever picturised, if so on whom and if not why such a lively song was left out of the movie, it would have lightened the proceedings.


Song-Le lo le lo gubbaare (Amardeep)(1958) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

le
lo
arre le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare
le lo le lo
lelo gubbaare lelo
rang birange pyaare saare
rangbirange pyaare saare
le lo le lo lelo lelo gubbaare

sukde ko patle
arre phoole ko mote
darshan bhaari naam hai chhote
kaliyon se halke lelo
phoolon se pyaare lelo
rang birange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo
le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare

neele
are peele
hai neele peele hare gulaabi
jhoome hawa mein jaise sharaabi
dole talab mein dole
saaqi ke dwaare dole
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare

baba bhi khele
aur baby bhi khele
jodi salaamat o baabu lele
chamke tumhaari waah waah
ulfat ke taare wah wah
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare aeeeee


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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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Today (15th January), the nation honors the Army man, the soldier and the fighter who gives up and sacrifices a lot in his life, even himself, for the sake of protecting other fellow human beings. We celebrate the 68th Army Day today.
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Today (5 january 2016) is the death anniversary of C Ramchandra (12 january 1918- 5 january 1982). We are discussing some special C Ramchandra songs on this occasion. Here is another C Ramchandra song. This song, including its writeup is, is special.
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“Bach Ke Rehna”(1949) was directed by Bhagwan for Bhagya Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Baburao, Bhagwan, Vasant Rao, Azim, Deepak, Kantilal, Swami, Leela Gupte, Razia etc in it.
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Hullo to all atulwaasis

A few days back our NAHMJI sent a mail on our email chain about a song she was looking for. As is our normal practice she had looked up for it first on our blog (I presume as that is also my method). Then she put out a look out notice for our diggaz to help her and the most unthinkable happened. Our guruji actually put up his hand to say he was sorry he could not help. But one thing is certain in atuldom, someone or other will come up to answer the question. This time it was Sadanandji. Kamathsaab thank you.
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So, yesterday afternoon we receive this message from Peevesie’s Mom.  There is a Chitalkar song.  A friend of hers is looking for it.  As it was revealed in later part of the thread, this friend had heard this song on the ‘Bhoole Bisre Geet’ program on Radio Ceylon (now called the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation).  When he switched on the radio, the song had already started so he missed the introductory information, like film name and artist etc.  Singer he could recognize from the voice.  It is Chitalkar (C Ramchandra).
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We have heard a song that advises people to jump into a well but avoid getting married. 🙂 This song was sung by Kishore Kumar in “Parivaar”(1956). This funny song was discussed in the blog as far back as in 2009.
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Today (10 december 2014) is the thirteenth death anniversary of Ashok Kumar (13 october 1911- 10 december 2001). Ashok Kumar was the original superstar of Hindi movies who earned this status in 1943 with “Kismat”(1943). Ashok Kumar’s film career began in 1930s and spanned the entire 20th century. He played all kinds of roles as an actor. He was much more than an actor, though. He was a movie produced as well. And he was well connected (through marriages) to lots and lots of major personalities of Hindi movies. In fact, if you are a trivia buff, then you can find that he was connected (through marriages) to people like Ravindranath Tagore, Prithviraj Kapoor etc in addition to the more obvious people like Mukherjis, Samarths etc. And he was of course the elder brother of Anoop Kumar and Kishore Kumar.
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