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4842 Post No. : 16630

“Mamta”(1952) was produced by R B Haldia and J L Sharma and directed by Gunjal for Sishaat Films, Bombay. The movie had Sumitra Devi, Ulhas, Mirza Musharraf, Rajan Haksar, Kamal Mehra, Chitralekha, Bhagwandas, Ramesh, Rajni, Shantabai, Sadiq, Kaabil amritsari, Baby Salma, Master Raja, G P Srivastava, Sheila, paro etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it that were penned for four lyricists.

Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details:

Song Date of posting
Haan bhor bhai ik pari gagan se utri 22 july 2013
Sheeshe mein do tasweeren 10 july 2014
Tera mera mera tera pyaar 1 December 2017
O sitamgar aasmaan 8 May 2018
Teri kaali kaali ankhiyaan Kanhaiyya (Mamta) 29 August 2018
Sitaaron hanso na meri bebasi par (Mamta) 30 September 2021
Main samajh gayi kehte ho mujh se aankh mila le 16 October 2021

Here is the eighth and final song from “Mamta”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is a sung by Shyam Kumar. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. The earlier seven songs were composed by Manoharlal Sonik, but the music of this song is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this rare song.

With this song, all the songs of “Mamta”(1952) have been covere in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEE in the blog.


Song-Aaja ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani(Mamta)(1952) Singer-Shyam Kumar, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hansraj Bahl

O o o roop ki raani

aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani

ye mast ghataayen
ye ghhataaon se jawaani
ye mast ghataayem
ye ghhataaon se jawaani
girta hua nadiya mein
pahaadon ka ye paani
girta hua nadiya mein
pahaadon ka ye paani
kehta hai
tere roop ki rangeen kahaani
kehta hai
tere roop ki rangeen kahaani
o o
roop ki raani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani

aabaad nahin hai
ye meri ulfat ka asar hai
ulfat ka asar hai
tujhe kuchh bhi khabar hai
tu dhoondhh rahi hai jise
wo dil to idhar hai
nazar pher idhar hai
kha jaaye na thhokar teri madhosh jawaani
kha jaaye na thhokar teri madhosh jawaani
o o o
roop ki raani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani

ye raaz e mohabbat hai
kadam zara soch ke dharna
zara soch ke dharna
duniya se na darna
phoolon ki tamanna hai to kaanton se bhi guzarna
fariyaad na karna
saanson hi mein palti hai muhabbat ki jawaani
saanson hi mein palti hai muhabbat ki jawaani
o o o
roop ki raani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani

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4718 Post No. : 16426

Today’s song is from the ‘1946’ movie ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. Regulars on the blog must have noticed my liking for ‘Zohrabai Ambalewali’ songs as I have shared her songs on the blog from time to time as and when I get an opportunity.
Though today’s song was initially noted by me almost seven years back, I am presenting it now with some more details about the total songs in this movie.

‘Sohni Mahiwal-1946’ was directed by Ishwar Lal and Ravindra Jaikar for ‘Jayant Desai Productions, Bombay’.

It was based on the legend of Sohni Mahiwal. It had Ishwar Lal, Begam Para, Mubarak, Dixit, Rewashankar, Sayeed Ahmed, Gharpure, Bibibai, Shobha, Nafis Begam, Kesharbai and others.

This movie had as many as eleven songs. They were written by Swami Ramanand (nine songs) and Munshi Dil (two songs). Music for this movie was composed by Lal Mohammad.

Here is the list of songs in this movie: –

SNo Song Title Singer Lyricist Posted On
01 Mujhe loot liya re mujhe … bhole sanam ne Naseem Akhtar Swami Ramanand
02 Anaaron ke baagh mein chhup chhup ke aana …o pardesi bhool na jaanaa Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
03 Muhabbat ke bande, muhabbat karenge Not mentioned Swami Ramanand
04 Ab to aa jaa jaani yaar tera intezaar hai Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
05 Koyi aankhon mein aa ke samaa gaya Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
06 Nahin chiraag e mohabbat jalaaye jaate hain Zohrabai Ambalewali Munshi Dil
07 Teri Sohni pukaar kare, Mahiwal dekh Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
08 Chali pyaar sakhi sasuraal dil kyun doley naa Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Swami Ramanand
09 Chenab ke behte huye paani … Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Swami Ramanand 18.09.2014
10 Dekh kar surat tumhaari dil gaya Rewashankar,chorus Swami Ramanand
11 O tujhpe salaam aye mere naakaam e muhabbat Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Munshi Dil 13.09.2014

We can see from the above table that only two songs of this movie have been posted on the blog in September’2014. So, almost seven years have been passed without a song of this movie getting posted on the blog.

Today we will listen to the third song from this movie. IT is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. Lyrics are by Swami Ramanand and music is composed by Lal Muhammad.

Let us now enjoy this lovely song …( only the audio of this song is available).

Audio

Song-Anaaron ke baagh mein chhup chhup ke aana (Sohni Mahiwal)(1946) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Swami Ramanand, MD-Lal Muhammad
Chorus
Zohrabai Ambalewaali+ Chorus

Lyrics

Anaaron ke baagh mein ae
Anaaron ke baagh mein ae
Chhup chhup ke aanaa
Chhup chhup ke aanaa
O pardesi ee

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein

Mere gulshan ke baanke anaar hain
Mere gulshan ke baanke anaar hain
Daali daali
Daali daali pe phoolon ke haar hain

Daali daali
Daali daali pe phoolon ke haar hain

Chheda koyal ne dilkash taraana
Chheda koyal ne dilkash taraana
O pardesi ee
O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein ae

O o o o
O o o o
o o
Bholi bholi si meri jawaani
Bholi bholi si meri jawaani
Mere panghat ka meethha hai paani
Mere panghat ka meethha hai paani
Mast aankhon se peena pilaana
Mast aankhon se peena pilaana
O pardesi ee

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein

Mere seene ki dhadkan pukaare
Mere seene ki dhadkan pukaare
Aao aao
Aao aao ji dilbar pyaare
Aao aao
Aao aao ji dilbar pyaare
Mil ke gaayen mohabbat ka gaana
Mil ke gaayen mohabbat ka gaana
O pardesi

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein


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.

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4694 Post No. : 16381

Music of Uttam Singh – 01
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#Nostalgia – Summer – 1983 (2) #

When I talk about the summer nostalgia-1983 I cannot forget the today’s movie. And that is why this separate write-up. Because the movie was a special movie for people like me who were interested in Manoj Kumar and his movies. And since his brother was making a debut with three others also making a debut, we (me and my friends) were excited about this movie.

Promotion of this movie on radio had already started earlier when we were already preparing for our board exams (of class Xth). Me and my friends used to discuss about its songs as some were nice songs and already heard frequently during promotion of this movie. Few songs from this movie were also becoming our favorites and we were also eager to watch the debutant actor and actresses of this movie.

The movie is ‘Painter Babu from 1983. The music of this movie is composed by music duo Uttam Singh- Jagdish Khanna. This was their first movie as music director duo. And this was also the first introduction of these names to me.

Well, we get to watch this movie in the vacations after our board examinations were over. After watching and liking this movie we become curious to know more about the music composers of this movie viz. Uttam Singh and Jagdish Khanna. However, after the Board exams it was ‘World Cup-1983’, and around the same time the results for the exams were declared. After that everything took a back seat and looking for admissions to ‘polytechnic’ or ‘11th -12th, become the priority. And that time there was no internet or blog like ‘atulsongaday’, and I was also not into contributing of lyrics or writing about movies and their songs 😊, So everything was deferred for the future.

‘Painter Babu’ was not as much successful on the box office as it was expected to do. But its beautiful songs were liked and enjoyed by music lovers like me. Some of its songs were already popular like “Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” which has already been posted on the blog on 11.07.2012, more than eight years ago. Since I loved the songs of this movie, I had shared two of its songs after getting associated with this blog. I had noted two songs of this movie long time back, but they remained to be posted.

Today I am presenting this song on birth anniversary of Music Director Uttam Singh.

Uttam Singh was born on 25th May’1948. Today is his seventy-third birth anniversary. On this occasion we wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead. (We will discuss more about him and his filmography in the future posts coming on the blog. Till then we move to the today’s movie again.)

‘Painter Babu’ is directed by Ashok for ‘V.I.P. Films, Bombay’. It is produced by Manoj Kumar who also wrote the story and screenplay for this movie and had also done the editing.

The star cast of the film includes Rajiv Goswami (debutant and in title role), Meenakshi Sheshadri (debutant), Neelima (debutant), and Virendra Sharma (also a debutant).  They were supported by Rakesh Bedi, Madan Puri, Om Shivpuri, Krishna Dhawan, Pichoo Kapoor, Bandini, Ram Mohan, Kamaldeep, Bharat Kapoor, CS Dubey, Birbal, Lalita Kumari, Meena T, Tun Tun, Sundar Taneja, Rajan Kapoor, Madhup Sharma, Shyam Jeet, Walia, Heera, Bhinda, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Sudhir, Mohan Choti, Shammi, Dinesh Hingoo, Aruna Irani, Kamini Kaushal and others. Singer Mahendra Kapoor had a special role in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 31.03.1983.

This movie has seven songs written by three lyricists viz. Manoj Kumar, Qamar Jalalabadi and Qateel Shifai. Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar, and Bhupinder Singh have given their voices to the songs in this movie. The list of the songs in this movie is as given below.

S.No. Song Title
01 Ho, ham kuchh bhi rakh le naam uskaa
02 Painter Babu, I love you
03 Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” (Posted 11-07-2012)
04 O mere sajan barsaat mein aa  (Discussed Today)
05 Yaar kapadaa shaandaar hai
06 Hamkaa le chal yaaraa thhandi thhandi nahar ki kinaare
07 Jab yaad ki badli chhaati hai tab aankh meri bhar aati hai

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. On screen Meenakshi Sheshadri is lip syncing for Lata Mangeshkar’s voice and Mahendra Kapoor is singing for himself as plays a ‘boatman’ here in this song. Rajiv Goswami, the hero of the movie is seen in jail in the picturization of this song and many other artists perform on the boat in this song.

This song may remind some of us the song “Kho Gaya Hai Mera Pyaar” from the film ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ (1962) sung by Mahendra Kapoor. In that song the ‘hero’ is searching for his lost love, while in today’s song the heroine is missing her beloved and singing for him.

I have said above that few songs of this movie are very nice. E.g. the song “Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” posted earlier on the blog, the songs “Jab Yaad Ki Badli Chhaati Hai”, “Hum Kuchh Bhi Rakh Len Naam Uska’ and the song beibg discussed today’s. But surprisingly none of these songs could make it to the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list of 1983. However two other songs from this movie featured in the list – they are “Humka Layi Chal Yaara Thandi Thandi Nehar Ke Kinaare” (at rank 21) and “Yaar Ladki Shaandar Hai” (ranking at number 26).

Let us now listen to the today’s song and take a trip down memory lane (almost) thirty-eight years back. . .

 O mere sajan barsaat mein aa

And also wish a very happy birthday to Uttam Singh. . .

(Lyrics for this song are written by Manoj Kumar as I have noted from some alternate sources. HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985) does not mention the lyricist’s name for individual songs separately).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – O Mere Sajan Barsaat Mein Aa (Painter Babu) (1983), Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Manoj Kumar, MD – Uttam Singh – Jagdish Khanna
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
Male Chorus + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin

o saagar mein kaisa hai shorr
o chhayi hai ae ghataa ghanghor
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
ek lehar hai aati
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
ek lehar hai jaati
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
aane jaane me lehar
ek hi geet sunaati

o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

o paani re

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

jhoomke barsaa paani re
tutke barsaa paani re
jhoomke barsaa paani re
tutke barsaa paani re
saawan ki,
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
main kya jaanu kya hota hai
oye main kya jaanu kya hota hai
main roti hoon dil rota hai
main roti hoon dil rota hai
aur saath hi baadal rota hai
barsaat aayee ee ee ee ee
barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin
o paani re

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

paani ek kahaani re
aankh se behtaa paani re
paani ek kahaani re
aankh se behtaa paani re

tujhse teri yaad hi achhi hai
jo mujhse sharmaati hi nahin
tujhse teri yaad hi achhi hai
jo mujhse sharmaati hi nahin
tu jaake kabhi aata hi nahin
tu jaake kabhi aata hi nahin
yaad aake kabhi jaati hi nahin
barsaat kahe ae ae ae ae
barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o saagar mein kaisa hai shorr
o chhayi hai ae ghataa ghanghor
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
o saagar mein ae ae ae
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
o o o o o o o o
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin


This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, 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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4428

Forgotten Songs of Bappi Lahiri – Song # 2
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For my second song of this series, I wanted to choose a song sung by Bappi Da himself. I was searching the movie and song databases, when I came across this haunting melody.

The years 1976 and 1977, amongst some others, are very special in my life. I had finished my school (SSC) and had entered the collage (Intermediate/11th & 12th) life. You can imagine a teen, who has just finished his, very strict, catholic convent school, entering the next phase in his life (collegian life, where there were no compulsions on wearing the uniforms, carrying a school bag and tiffin (lunch) or dabba, as it was called in my mother tongue (Marathi).

There were lots of other things which were not compulsory as well. I’ll leave it to your own imagination or experience. But the two most important things which I liked were, one – No Monitoring to check if the students attended the collage every day and two – there were 3 theatres/Cinema Halls next to my collage (a total of 9 theatres/cinemas with a radius of 2 – 3 kms.

Another unique thing was that my collage was a co-educational institution, whereas my school was a Boys Only convent. I was quite excited about this fact but came to understand soon enough that I was extremely shy when talking to any girl. Thus, movies were my only source of entertainment.

There were some very good movies released in those years which were block-busters like Kabhi Kabhie, Naagin, Adalat, Mehbooba, Kallicharan, Dharam Veer, AAA, etc. During those years, one young romantic pair was quite popular and that was Sachin & Sarikaa. This pair beczme a big hit in those days due to the stupendous success of Geet Gaata Chal (1975). Some of the other movies where they were paired in leading roles were Shyam Tere Kitne Naam, Raksha Bandhan, Zid, Madhu Malti, etc.

One more movie where they acted in romantic lead roles was Pratima Aur Payal released in 1977. My today’s song is a very haunting melody composed and sung by Bappi Lahiri for this movie. I have seen this movie but the memory is very vague about the story line. I only remember that it is told in a flash back about sculptor and a dancer. The story is told to Seema and Vikas – two lovers who bear striking resemblance to Manu, the sculptor and Kala, the dancer, who die a century earlier, in each other’s’ arms.

The movie directed by Sharan Aggarwal for producer B. K. Agarwal, under the banner Shivam Pictures, Bombay. The songs were penned by Rajkavi Inderjit Singh Tulsi, Shiv Kumar Saroj, Indeevar and Gauhar Kanpuri. The composer was Bappi Lahiri. The movie starred Sachin, Sarika, Om Shivpuri, Rita Bhaduri, etc.

I have been unable to locate the video of either the movie or the song being uploaded. Only audio in uploaded.

Today’s song “Soona Hai Jeevan Mera” is composed and sung by Bappi Lahiri and penned by Shiv Kumar Saroj.


Song-Soona hai jeevan mera (Pratima Aur Paayal)(1977) Singer-Bappi Lahiri, Lyrics-Shiv Kumar Saroj, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Aarti Mukherjee

Lyrics

Ho Ho Ho Ho
Ho Ho Ho Ho

Soona Hai Jeevan Mera aa
Chaaron Taraf Hai Andhera
Soona Hai Jeevan Mera aa
Charon Taraf Hai Andhera
Kala Aa aa
Tum Kahaan..aan aan
Tum Kahaan..aan aan
Tum Kahaan
Aa Aa Aa Aa
Soona Hai Jeevan Mera aa
Chaaron Taraf Hai Andhera aa

Tum Bin Kalaa Hai Adhoori ee ee
Apna Milan Hai Zaroori Ee Ee
Tum Bin Kalaa Hai Adhoori ee
Apna Milan Hai Zaroori
Be-Jaan Pratima Mein Saansein Bharo
Devi Kala Ki Kahaan aan
Aa Aa Aa Aa
aa aa aa aa

Soona Hai Jeevan Mera
Hm Hm
Charon Taraf Hai Andhera
Hm Hm
Kala Aa Tum Kahaan..an
Tum Kahaan..an an
Tum Kahaan
Aa Aa Aa Aa
aa aa aa aa

Ha Ha Ha Ha
ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha

Khelo Na Tum Aankh Micholi ee
Jeevan Mein Bhar Do Rangoli ee ee
Khelo Na Tum Aankh Micholi ee
Jeevan Mein Bhar Do Rangoli
Saadhana Meri Tum Poori Karo
Kalpana Tum Ho Kahaan aan
Aa Aa Aa Aa
aa aa aa aa

Soona Hai Jeevan Mera
Hm Hm
Charon Taraf Hai Andhera
Hm Hm
Kala Aa Tum Kahaan..aan aan
Tum Kahaan..aan aan
Tum Kahaan
Aa Aa Aa Aa
aa aa aa aa

Pyaasaa Hai Kab Se Yeh Mann n
Bujhaao Tum Man Ki Jalan
Tum Jo Nahin Toh
Kuchh Bhi Nahin
Jaane Tum Ho Kahaan aan
soona hai jeevan mera
chaaron taraf hai andhera
Kala Aa aa aa
Tum Kahaan..aan aan
Tum Kahaan..aan aan
Tum Kahaan aan


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4553 Post No. : 16140

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XV: Year 1961
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1961.

In 1961, 104 Hindi movies contaning 757 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 44 of these movies and she sang 152 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 42 % of the movies released in 1961. Her voice was heard in 20 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1961.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1961 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aas Ka Panchhi Shankar Jaikishan 3 3 1 2 0 0 Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
2 Amrit Manthan S N Tripathi 0 1 1 0 0 0 B D Mishra
3 Aplam Chaplam Chitragupta 3 4 2 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
4 Badaa Aadmi Chitragupta 2 2 0 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
5 Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan Sudhir Phadke 4 4 4 0 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
6 Bhagwan Balaji P Nageshwar Rao 0 1 1 0 0 0 Saraswati Kumar Deepak
7 Boy Friend Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
8 Chaar Deewaari Salil Chaudhary 4 4 4 0 0 0 Shailendra
9 Chhaaya Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
10 Chhote Nawaab R D Burman 5 5 2 3 0 0 Shailendra
11 Flat No. 9 Usha Khanna 4 4 4 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
12 Ganga Jamuna Naushad 5 5 4 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Hamaari Yaad Aayegi Snehal Bhatkar 2 2 0 2 0 0 Kidar Sharma
14 Ham Dono Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
15 Ham Matwaale Naujawaan Chitragupta 1 2 1 0 1 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
16 Jaadoo Nagri S N Tripathi 2 4 4 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
17 Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 4 2 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (1) Unknown (1)
18 Jai Chittor S N Tripathi 1 2 2 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
19 Junglee Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (3) Shailendra (1)
20 Krorepati Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 2 2 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
21 Maaya Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
22 Madan Manjari Sardar Malik 0 1 1 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
23 Memdidi Salil Chaudhary 4 6 4 2 0 0 Shailendra
24 Nazraana Ravi 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
25 Opera House Chitragupta 6 6 3 3 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
26 Passport Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Farooque Kaiser
27 Piya Milan Ki Aas S N Tripathi 5 5 3 2 0 0 Bharat Vyas
28 Pyaar Ki Pyaas Vasant Desai 4 7 1 2 2 2 Bharat Vyas
29 Pyaase Panchhi Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 2 1 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
30 Raamu Daada Chitragupta 1 3 2 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
31 Roop Ki Raani Choron Ka Raaja Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 2 2 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
32 Sampoorna Ramayan Vasant Desai 2 7 4 2 1 0 Bharat Vyas
33 Sanjog Madan Mohan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
34 Sapan Suhaane Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 1 0 1 Shailendra
35 Sasuraal Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 1 3 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
36 Saugandh Dilip Dholakiya 1 5 2 2 0 1 Prem Dhawan
37 Senapati Madan Mohan 1 3 2 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
38 Shola Aur Shabnam Khayyam 1 1 0 1 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
39 Stree C Ramchandra 5 5 4 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
40 Suhaag Sindoor Chitragupta 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
41 Teen Ustaad Dilip Dholakiya 0 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
42 Tel Maalish Boot Polish Chitragupta 3 3 0 3 0 0 Prem Dhawan
43 Warrant Roshan 1 1 0 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
44 Zabak Chitragupta 5 5 2 3 0 0 Prem Dhawan
Total 44 movies 20 MDs 125 152 88 55 5 4 15 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with C Ramchandra after a gap of two years. The movie “Stree”(1961) turned out to be their last movie together. Shankar Jaikishan became the top music directors who worked with Lata (with 278 songs) overtaking C Ramchandra (268). Other top music directors were Chitragupta (136), Anil Biswas (116), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Roshan (104), Madan Mohan (103, Naushad (96), Vasant Desai (89) composed 1298 songs out of 2369 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1961. The top six lyricists till end of 1961 for Lata Mangeshkar ere Rajinder Krishan (392), Shailendra (277), Hasrat Jaipuri (182), Bharat Vyas (150) Prem Dhawan (146) Shakeel Badayuni (136). These six lyricists had penned 1268 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar tied up with music directors Dilip Dholakiya , P Nageshar Rao and R D Burman for the first time in movies released during 1961. No new lyricist worked for the first time ith her in movies released in 1961.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1961 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
Total upto 1960 607 movies 1988 2369 1684 516 122 45

As can be seen from the table of 1961, Lata Mangeshkar sang 152 songs in movies released in 1961. As many as 125 of these songs have been covered in the blog. Out of 44 movies of 1960 where Lata Mangeshkar sang, all Lata Mangeshkar songs of 30 movies are alreday covered. So we have to look at the remaining 14 movies to find Lata Mangesahkar songs of 1961 to discuss in the blog.

Alphabetically the first such movie that offers us such Lata Mangeshkar songs to discuss is “Amrit Manthan”(1961). This mythological movie was and directed by S N Tripathi for Agraal Productions, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Manhar Desai, Ulhas, Sundar, Sulochana Chatterjee, Dalpat Kaka, Ratnmala, Premlata, Amirbai Karnataki, Radheshyam, Babu Raje, H N Kalla, Dev Chand, Moti Vijay, Moolchand, Baijnath, Habeeb, Yashodhara Katju, Uma Dutt, Jeeankala, Roopmal etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. It appears that records were made only for four songs. Names of singers are known only for these four songs of the movie. In absence of records of the other movie, we have no idea about the singers of those ten songs. Based on the details of four songs, we know that one of these songs is a Lata solo.

Here is the song from “Amrit Manthan”(1961). The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi. The mukhda of the song “raat dhalne lagi” is similar to the well known song, Aa aa bhi jaa raat dhhalne lagi from “Teesri Kasam”(1966), also sung by Lata Mangeshkar. But this “Amrit Manthan “(1961) song came five years before the “Teesri Kasam”(1966) song. These to songs are different.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knoledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Chaand dhhalne lagaa dil machalne lagaa (Amrit Manthan)(1961) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD- S N Tripathi

Lyrics

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

chaand dhalne laga aa
chaand dhalne laga
dil machalne laga
aa bhi jaa
aa bhi jaa
aa bhi jaao piya
chaand dhalne laga
raat jaane ko hai
bhor aane ko hai
sang tu hai nahin
mera dhadke jiya
chaand dhalne laga

kitni bholi si naadaan thhi main
pyaar se haay anjaan thhi main
ras bhari adhkhili si kali thhi
ek chhoti si muskaan thhi main
ek chhoti si muskaan thhi main
toone ye kya kiya
o salone piya
baat hi baat mein
mera dil le liya
chaand dhalne laga

dhoondhta hai tumhen pyaar mera
is nasheeli suhaani ghadi mein
raah mein nain kab se bichhaaye
baawri si akeli khadi main
baawri si akeli khadi main
neend aati nahin
jaag paaati nahin
kaun sa tumne mujh pe ye jaadu kiya
chaand dhalne laga
dil machalne laga
aa bhi ja
aa bhi ja
aa bhi jaao piya
chaand dhalne laga
hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm


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4538 Post No. : 16106

“Girls’ Hostel”(1962) was produced by Babu Bhai Desai and Ravindra Dave and directed by Ravindra Dave. The movie had Nalini Jaywant, Ajit, Johny Walker, Shamlal, Chand Burque, Cuckoo, Kanchan, Madhu, Nagpal, Nasreen, Radha Bai, Triza, Ulfat, Tina etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these songs:-

Blog post number Song Date posted Remarks
2943 Suljhaao na uljhi zulfon ko 10 September 2010 Mukesh-Asha Bhonsle duet
3319 Ye haseen raat ye bahaar ye samaan 10 December 2010 Asha Bhonsle-Rafi duet
6914 Bartan kalai karaa lo 29 October 2012 Rafi solo
11735 Idhar bhi haseena udhar bhi haseena 4 January 2016 Rafi solo
15878 Main akeli mere dildaar bahot 10 September 2020 Asha Bhonsle solo

Here is the sixth and final song from “Girls’ Hostel”(1962). It is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Lyricist is not known. Music is composed by Ravi.

Only the audio of the song is available. Asha Bhonsle is the lone female singer in this movie. So she could well have sung for the leading lady who, going by the starcast, appears to be Nalini Jaiwant. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the six songs of “Girls’ Hostel”(1962) are covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Meri zindagi ke sahaare (Girls’ Hostel)(1962) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
khayaalon mein tu hai
nigaahon mein tu hai
tujhe dhoondhte hain nazaare ae ae ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae

kitney ujaaley
kitney andherey
beet gaye hain aas lagaaye
kitney ujaaley
kitney andherey
beet gaye hain aen aas lagaaye
ik naiyya saahil ko dhoondhey
ik raahi manzil ko bulaaye
ik raahi manzil ko bulaaye
milte nahin hain sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey

ye jeena bhi kya jeena hai
ek adhooraa sapna jaisey ae
ye jeena bhi kya jeena hai
ek adhooraa sapna jaisey
tere bina ye sooney ae sooney
subah-o-shaam guzaaroon kaisey
subah-o-shaam guzaaroon kaisey
tadpoon muhabbat ke maarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae


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4511 Post No. : 16060

Today (23 november 2020) is the 90th birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt (23 November 1930- 20 July 1972). I was aware of this fact yesterday itself, seeing that I had received several contributions for the occasion. Moreover, this date, which happens to be a monday, is also a day when I present my weekly series of Lata Mangeshkar songs sung in a particular calender year- a very research heavy project. So, my hands were full on sunday (22 november) preparing for all these articles to be published on 23 november 2020.

By late night on 22 november 2020, I had four articles ready, one for Lata Mangeshkar and three for Geeta Dutt, to be published on the morning of 23 november 2020. I had plans to post another article on Geeta Dutt (this one), as that article was going to be a special article on the occasion of Geeta Dutt’s birth anniversary.

I was not the only one who was busy on sunday. It turns out that our own Gajendra Khanna was also busy. A big Geeta Dutt fan and the administrator of Geeta Dutt site geetadutt.com, Gajendra Khanna had prepared a one hour long programme on the occasion and had left a link of the programme on our whatsapp group. I listened to this programme in the morning. As is his wont, Gajendra Khanna’s programme was extremely well researched and contained new, eye opening informations. It was through this programme that I realised that Geeta Dutt (nee Roy) had not made her debut in Hindi movies in 1946, but it was in 1945 in “Aadhaar”(1945). HFGK contains very sketchy information on this movie and mentions name of movie characters as singers. “Aadhaar” (1945) is her first Hindi movie as a playback singer. I notice that a song Aayi balloon waali aayi re in Geeta Dutt’s voice (alongwith S N Tripathi) is actually posted in the blog with correct attribution. That was thanks to information provide by geetadutt.com, ofcourse. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Shehzaadi. Shehzaadi could well be the name of the character who lip syncs this song in the movie.

This programme also contains some other interesting information about Geeta Dutt. For instance, she has sung over 90 songs in Gujarati. She has also sung in Bangla (her mother tongue), Marathi, Punjabi etc. What is very special is the fact that she sounds a natural in all these languages. For instance, Gajendra Khanna finds her Punjabi diction impeccable in her Punjabi language song that he played in his programme.

It is unfortunate that her married life turned out to be disastrous and such a god given singing talent like hers, that should have blossomed, instead got withered and finally got cut short prematurely, because of the after effects of her unhappy marriage with Guru Dutt.

Despite all the circumstances that impeded her after her marriage, Geeta Dutt has still left us with more than a thousand songs to savour. The blog has 899 songs so far and this article is being written to mark the 900th song of Geeta Dutt in the blog. I was wondering what song to showcase as her 900th song in the blog. Most of her well known songs, including iconic songs are already showcased in the blog. Many of the songs not yet covered either did not fit the bill, or their audio quality was not upto the mark, or the genre of the song did not suit the occasion.

I covered a song that I thought was a nice discovery. But a few hours later it was pointed out that the song was already covered in the past.

So it was back to the drawing board.

Now I have picked another special song. This song is from an obscure movie called “Putli”(1950). “Putli”(1950) was produced and directed by Wali Sahab for Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti ,Pran, Yaqoob, Husn Banu, Srinath, Majnu, Prem Dhawan, Ramesh Thakur, Sheela Naik etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. HFGK mentions singers only for three songs. The singers mentioned for these songs are Meena Kapoor for all three songs and a male voice in one of these three songs. There is no mention of singers for remaining eight songs.

What is special about this song is that HFGK is silent about the singers of this song. On listening to the song, it is clear that the song contains the voices of Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begam. So this song is a “new” discovery as a Geeta Dutt song as well as a Shamshad Begam song.

Uploader of the audio of the song mentions Harikrishn as the lyricist and Aziz Hindi as the music director. While the music director matches with the entry of HFGK, the lyricist does not as HFGK is silent about the lyricist. HFGK Wali Sahab and Abid Gulrej are mentioned as the two lyricists. I think that the uploader of this song has more information about this song as he may have taken this information from the record label.

With this song, Geeta Dutt now has exactly 900 songs in the blog as a playback singer. It is befitting that she should reach this mark on the occasion of her 90th birth anniversary today. What a delightful song to bring up this occasion.

As a great coincidence, this song is the 700th song for Shamshad Begam in the blog and she too completes her century with this song.

PS-Sadanand Kamath Jee has located the video of the song. He identifies the two female dancers as Sheela Naik (lip syncing in Geeta Dutt’s voice) and Cuckkoo (lip syncing in Shamshad Begam’s voice).

Audio

Video

Song-Kabhi ganga ke paar kabhi jamuna kinaar (Putli)(1950) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Harikrishn, MD-Aziz Hindi
Both

Lyrics

kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho naina chaar karoongi
tohe pyaar karoongi
hoy naina chaar karoongi
tohe pyaar karoongi
chale aana
oye bhool na jaanaa
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi

kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezar karoongi

ooo tu jo dil dega balma
main jaan de doongi
haaye main jaan de doongi

aur main hans hans kar
aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi
aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi
o o o
tu jo dil dega balma
main jaan de doongi

aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi

jaan de kar bhi
jaan de kar bhi tera deedaar karoongi
jaan de kar bhi tera deedaar karoongi
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi

lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la

mere angna mein
haaye mere angna mein saavan ke mele piya
aa aa aa aa
mere angna mein saavan ke mele piya
aa aa
kaise dekhoon akele akele piya
haaye
akele piya

tum jo aao
tum jo aao main saula-singaar karoongi
tum jo aao main saul-singaar karoongi

chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi

gehri gehri nadiya hai
gehri gehri nadiya aur door kinaara re
door kinaara
gehri gehri nadiya aur door kinaara re
door kinaara
tere bina koi nahin apna sahaara re
haaye apna sahaara
apni naiyya ko
apni naiyya ko nadiya ke paar karoongi
apni naiyya ko nadiya ke paar karoongi
chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar


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Blog Day :

4506 Post No. : 16048

Today (18 November 2020) has got to be an important day in the calendar of Hindi Film Song lovers, especially those who are interested in the history of HFM and its artists. It was on this day 69 years ago that Harmandir Singh Hamraaz, the man behind Hindi Film Geet Kosh (HFGK) was born on 18 November 1951.

We in this blog are very familiar with Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraaz. The fact that we now have the details of almost all Hindi movies and their songs from 1931 till 1985 is something that we take for granted today. But that was not always the case. When we were growing up, there was no authentic record like HFGK those days. Hearsay ruled the roost. Artists claimed to have sung tens of thousands of songs. Their words were accepted and even included in publications such as Guinness Books of world records.

We lived in an era before internet and even TV. Information on any subject was difficult to obtain, so any information was like gold dust. Today we are upto date on informations pertaining to election results, sporting events results etc, but that was not the case till 1970s. I was a cricket enthusiast, but I often learnt about the results of cricket matches after several days, and sometimes even after weeks.

Information about Hindi movie songs was entirely dependent upon access to its record, or depended on the announcement made about the song on radio station. There were many Hindi movie music fans who were into noting down lyrics of songs. I was among them. I needed to listen to the lyrics of a song quite a few times on radio before I managed to get the lyrics correct. I would then note the lyrics down in a diary. Alongwith the lyrics, details about singers, lyricist and music director were also noted down, as announced on radio stations broadcasting these songs.

That diary had about 200 such lyrics. During those days (1970s), I had no idea how many songs of interest were there in Hindi movies. I was not alone, no one else was any wiser. In any case, I was only interested in new songs, recorded after 1970s. Older songs (any song prior to 1967) were “boring” to my mind. Singers like K L Saigal were objects of mirth for teenagers and pre teens like us, who wondered why these old timers could not sing like Kishore Kumar.

It was in 1980 that the first volume of HFGK (chronologically the third volume, namely volume III- dealing with songs of the third decade- 1951 to 1960) was published. It was published without any fanfare. It was followed by volume II (songs from 1941 to 1950)in 1984, volume IV (1961 to 1970) in 1986 and volume I (1931 to 1940)in 1988. Volume V (1971 to 1980) was released in 1991. All these were accompanied by functions graced by film personalities.

After a long wait of 18 years, volume VI (1980 to 1985) was published on 14 march 2018.

These compilations were authentic because the number of movies released were taken from authorised sources. Movies in India could only be released after obtaining censor certificate, and these censor offices had the list of movies censored by them. Number of songs available in these movies were taken from movie booklets, catalogues of record companies etc.

Collecting information contained in these volumes and presenting them in book form, and finally getting them printed and published had been a Herculean task. Harmandir Singh Hamraaz was doing something which was never done before. And he was doing it in a country where there is not much appreciation for this kind of work, no matter if it rewrote Hindi Film music history. In India, people do not buy even normal books and magazines, so it was not very likely that most “music lovers” would buy such volumimous books on a topic that is clearly a non best seller. Forget selling these books, there were no takers for publishing these books either. Finally Harmandir Singh Hamraaz had to publish these volumes himself. The responsibility of publishing Volume III in 1980 was taken up my Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraaz’s father.

Harmandir Singh Hamraaz got married only after he had seen the publication of volume III in 1980. His wife has been the publisher of the subsequent volumes of HFGK.

People today cannot imagine the influence of HFGK on our knowledge of HFM. When people went through the contents of the HFGK, they realised that only about 44,000 songs were created in Hindi movies from 1931 to 1980. Only around 25000 songs were created between 1945 and 1975. And we had two playback legends claiming to have sung 25000 and 28000 songs respectively during this period ! On counting their songs, it turned out that their actual count was in the region of 5000 songs each.

Even less prolific singers were supposed to have sung thousands of songs in the pre HFGK days. Influenced by HFGK, Mukesh Geet Kosh was published and it turned out that Mukesh had sung less than 1000 songs in Hindi movies. Mukesh fans were quite unhappy with Harish Raghuvanshi jee, a major contributor of HFGK and the author of Mukesh Geet kosh. 🙂

A blog like ours cannot be imagined in its present form if we did not have HFGK available to us. Thanks of HFGK, we can accurately gauge the progress of the blog on a regular basis. For instance, HFGK volume III tells us that the decade of 1950s (1951 to 1960) had 1160 movies and about 9000 songs. The blog today has 5099 songs from 1007 movies from this decade. Based on information from HFGK, we know when we cover all the songs of a movie. We know for sure that 384 of these 1007 movies have been YIPPEED. So we only need to look at the songs of 1007-348= 659 movies plus the 153 missing movies. So we know for sure that a little under 4000 songs from this decade are yet to be covered. Not every song will be available. yet that gives us an idea which movies and which songs to search for.

That is not all. HFGK also tells us about our progress in covering songs of a particular year, a particular artist etc. Thanks to the information contained in various volumes of HFGK, now we can say with confidence that we have less than 100 songs each to be covered for artists like S D Burman, Naushad, O P Nayyar, Roshan, Shailendra etc. We can confidently state that the year 1968 saw 458 songs created in 72 movies and that the blog has 313 of these songs (from 68 movies). So we are just 145 songs short of covering all the songs of the year 1968.

One can say that HGFK has opened an entirely new dimension for Hindi Film music lovers to explore and savour. With advent of time, Internet has happened which has made it very easy for people to collaborate online. Harmandir Singh jee left us the treasure of HFGK. Now we can go through its contents and seek to search for songs and movies that we may not otherwise be aware of.

He compiled HFGK in an era before computers and internet. Today, equipped with them, we can use the data contained in HFGK and gain valuable insight into HFM. In a way, we and others like us are reaping the rewards of HFGK. We in this blog are in a way trying to take the next step, namely trying and locating all the songs mentioned in HFGK, and gaining information that was not available at the time HFGK got compiled.

While Harmandir Singh Hamraaz is well known among hardcore HFM historians, he is not known among casual music lovers and definitely not in government circles. He deserves government recognition for his Herculean task. He should have been awarded Padmshree for his contributions. As fas as I know, these awards are accorded only if someone gives nomination. In most cases, the persons themselves send their own nominations. Knowing important persons in the Government also helps. It is clear that a self respecting person like Har Mandir Singh jee will not send his own nomination. I think some hardcore HFM lovers should take the lead and send his name for Padmshree. He richly deserves this honour.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Laadli”(1949). This movie, HFGK part II tells us, is directed by J P Advani for Variety Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterjee, Jairaj, Kuldeep, Sulochana (senior), Ramesh Sinha, Shivnath Seth, Pt Iqbal, Narbada Shankar, Urvashi, Shivji, Randheer etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Lata Mangeshkar’s voice figured in seven songs. Four out of these seven songs have been covered in the past.

The song under discussion is sung by Lata. Nazim Panipati is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

What a fun song it is ! I am sure that most of us would not have become aware of it without consulting HFGK.

I take this opportunity to wish Shree Harmandir Singh Hamraaz a very happy birhday. Let there be many more happy returns of the day.


Song-Khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaazaa re(Laadli)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

intzari mein teri saara sitamber beeta
rote rote teri furkat mein november beeta
aahen bhar bhar ke ye kehta hai calendar mujhse
hichkiyaan lete huye saara december beeta aa aa aa aa aa

khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re ae
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re ae
o baabu mere
aath roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re

dil tere hizr mein deewaana bana jaata hai
thandi aaho se barf khaana bana jaata hai
thandi aaho se barf khaana bana jaata hai
do hi ashkon se hua aa aa aa aa aa
do hi ashkon se hua unki gali mein keechad
meri afsaani bhi afsaana bana jaata hai
arre aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa dil ka rog mita ja re
mita ja re
mita ja re
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re
o ainak waale
aath roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re

ho gaye qaid mere dil ko churaane waale
haspatalon mein gaye aankh milaane waale ae
haspatalon me gaye aankh milaane waale
aa tujhe dil ki main aen aen aen aen
aa tujhe dil ki main ik lori suna du jaalim
o mujhe hizr ke choolhe mein jalaane waale
mere dil ki ee ee ee
mere dil ki lagi bujha ja re
bujha ja re
bujha ja re
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re
o baabu mere
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re


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4453 Post No. : 159

In one recent article of Sudhir jee on his “This week that year” series, he wondered why my spree of posting one “Anmol Ghadi”(1946) song everyday had a break of one day and subsequently the final song got covered after break of one day. I do not have any recollections of those days, but I am certain about the fact that the concept of YIPPying all the songs of a movie had not entered my mind by that time. My attempt was to cover all songs that I could come across. I may have missed stumbling against the one remaining Anmol Ghadi song on that day whereas I could locate it the next day. That is the only plausible explanation that I can think of.

I find that my first interaction with Pradeep Raghunathan took place on 22 march 2011. We have had some very intersting online chats together, some lasting for one hour and more.

I find some interesting details from the online chat logs. For instance, During our discussion on 15 april 2011, I mentioned that the blog had songs from 1500 movies, and that I expect the blog to one day reach 10000 songs. 🙂 Today we have songs from over 4000 movies and we are inching towards 16000 songs mark. 🙂

During our chat on 16 december 2011, he suggested providing serial number with each song. I told him that I do it internally in my excel sheet, access table etc. Today his suggestion is being followed in the blog starting from january 2017.

During these discussions, he discussed tagging of songs on IPOD. With time he started concentrating on those movies where all songs were covered. He relied upon online sources to guess if all songs were covered. I was keeping track of songs in movies by relying on online sources. I did not have HFGK with me at that time.

I can see from our early morning interactions at 1 AM on 22 november 2012 between two sleepless souls that the blog had 141 movies YIPPEED (though the term was not coined at that time) by 22 november 2012 whereas Pradep Raghunathan had tagged all songs for 132 of them. So the gap was only 9 movies for his at that time !

From july 2014 onwards, I have access to HFGK, thanks to the generosity of our blog stalwarts M/s Arunkumar Deshmukh and Sudhir Jee, and from then onwards YIPPYIng movies in the blog has become a planned activity rather than an incidental or chance activity.

Pradeep Raghunathan was doing tagging of songs of YIPPEED movies on his own. He was subsequenly joined by Khyati Bhatt, Aparna H M and Avinash Scrapwala in this tagging of songs mission.

It gives me some comfort that today on 26 september 2020 the blog has 1221 movies YIPPEED whereas the YIPPEE team of Pradeep Raghunathan and colleagues (Khyati Bhatt, Aparna H M and Avinash Scrapwala) are at just over 1000 movies mark. I need to get my act together and start YIPPYing some more movies seeing that team YIPPEE is threatening to catch up with the YIPPEED movies in the blog.

This year 2020 has seen 41 movies getting YIPPEED. THe record was set up in 2013 whe as many as 202 movies got YIPPEED.

Now a days we keep track of movies in the blog and we know which movies are nearing YIPPEEhood. The challenge often lies in locating the balance song or songs which are often rare songs.

“Baansuriya” (1949) was directed by Ram Narayan Dave for Nigaristaan Films, Bombay. The movie had Ram Singh, Geeta Bali, Om Prakash, Randhir, Kuldip, Sofia, Gulab, Uma Dutt, Shanti Madhok, Ramesh Thakur, Raj Pal, Sham Lal, Madan Kapoor, Raja Salim, Ram Avtaar etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs covered so far :-

Blog song number Song Date of posting
8745 Na shama ka qusoor na parwaane ka qusoor 22 September 2013
13190 Chaahe chori chori aao chaahe chhu chhup aao 25 April 2017
13298 Ye duniya kehti hai koi fariyaad na karey 1 June 2017
13538 Jo kar ke gaye barbaad hamen aati hai unki yaad hamen 20 August 2017
15764 Teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi 31 July 2020
15834 Dil tod ke jaane waale o 26 August 2020
15839 Tere saamne hum aansoo bahaayenge 27 August 2020

It can be seen that the movie was lying undiscussed in the blog since 2017. The year 2020 saw as many as three songs getting discussed in a matter of one month. Now only one song is left to be covered. That song is very much available.

Here is this eighth and final song from “Baansuriya” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

With this song, all the songs of “Baansuriya” (1949) get covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Aa ja aa ja ke jiya mora taras gaya (Baansuriya)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aa ja aa ja
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
tera saath kabhi na chhodoon
marte dam tak munh na modoon
aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya

kaate kate na mose lambi lambi raat ho
kaate kate na mose lambi lambi raat ho
sun ja kabhi tu aake ik mori baat ho
sun ja kabhi tu aake ik mori baat ho
ik mori baat ho
ik mori baat ho
kyun humse kinaara kar gaye
hum to jeet hi hi mar gaye
aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya

maine to tere liye sab jag chhoda
maine to tere liye sab jag chhoda
kaahe bedardi toone dil mera toda
kaahe bedardi toone dil mera toda
dil mera toda
dil mera toda
ye baat bata ja aake
roothhe kyu ho nain mila ke
aa ja aa ja
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya


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:

4348 Post No. : 15661

We remember Nightingale of Punjab on her remembrance day today.

Surinder Kaur (25 November 1929 – 14 June 2006) was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri in 2006. She was the recipient of numerous other awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and also a doctorate degree by Guru Nanak Dev University. Much of her life details can be easily found on her wiki page and many other articles and interviews on the net.

Her popularity of course stems from the fact that she pioneered and popularised folk songs of Punjab to the rest of the world. However, readers are well aware that she had a very short but memorable stint in HFM in the late forties. She gave playback to 57 songs in 21 films during the golden era and many of her songs are remembered and played to this day.

She has been one of my favourite singers for as long as I can remember and there is some aspect of her voice which attracts listeners. One is bound to be spellbound and even enter some sort of a trance on hearing her voice.  Very few singers of the golden era had such combination of rustic and melodious voice. Her full-throated contemporaries being the big three of Noor Jahan, Suraiya and the versatile Shamshad Begum, it’s easy to get confused when Surinder Kaur sang especially with Shamshad Begum.

I am aware of her immense popularity in Punjab and Haryana where she is nothing less than a legend, but we shall restrict ourselves to her Hindi songs in this post. This post has taken an inordinate time for self to complete. I must admit that the delay has been by several years rather than months. A few years back one of my good friends who hails from Hisar in Haryana was on his way home from Mumbai where we were working together. He asked me if there was anything that he should bring back to me. I told him I wanted a booklet on Surinder Kaur’s Hindi songs. He had a bizarre look at me and asked; Anything else? The unanswered reply being that it would be very difficult to trace such a thing.  Well, crazy music enthusiasts have crazy requirements.

It’s not that I have taken several years only to compile these 57 songs in the form of a table. This work started several years back and due to lack of proper commitment and other priorities, the post continued to be put off several times. This year, I resolved to complete the work and am excited to bring out the compilation.

In this post an effort has been made to put together all her songs sung for Hindi movies. A compilation of all her Hindi songs has been made in a tabular column. Before we proceed to the total list, here is the table of the number of songs she sung under different composers. Since the tables are self-explanatory, not much detailing is further provided.

Composers No. of Songs
Gyan Dutt 15
A R Qureshi 7
Hansraj Behl 7
Ghulam Haider 5
Husnlal Bhagatram 5
Khurshid Anwar 4
Naashad 5
Others 9
TOTAL 57

An interesting table of her songs with different singers follows.

Singers No. of Songs
Solo 30
Mohd. Rafi 5
Mukesh 5
Ram Kamlani 2
Talat Mehmood 1
Raja Gul 1
Other female singers and chorus 13
TOTAL 57

As can be seen above, more than half of her 57 songs were sung as solo numbers while Rafi saab and Mukesh sang a maximum of 5 each with her. Many of these songs will be discussed later.

Coming to the distribution of the number of songs that she sang in each year of her short stay in Bombay, following is the table. As is evident, more than 90% of her Hindi songs were sung only in 3 years of 1948-50.

Year Number of Songs Number of Films
1947 1 1
1948 20 6
1949 17 6
1950 15 4
1951 3 3
1952 1 1
TOTAL 57 21

I have not made a table of her songs under different lyricists, but from the detailed table below it is quite evident that DN Madhok wrote the maximum of 27 out of her 57 songs.

43 of the 57 songs have been already represented on the blog and hardly 14 remain.

Starting with Ghulam Haider who introduced many such wonderful artists to HFM, Surinder Kaur sang her first song, a duet with actress-singer Munawar Sultana in the film ‘Mehndi’ in 1947. What followed was what made Surinder Kaur Surinder Kaur in HFM.

Three priceless solo gems in the film ‘Shaheed’ 1948 that made her voice a craze all over India. These songs can be heard on repetition any given day. Song No 02 remains in active memory of many music lovers and I suppose this is one song which many associate with her.

‘Pyar Ki Jeet’ (1948) is basically remembered for its Suraiya songs, but Surinder Kaur stood her ground with her solitary solo and the two triad songs. Apparently, the solo is so very similar to the songs that she sang in ‘Shaheed’ even though the composers were different. The solo at 06 is sung under much gusto and one can only admire the rendition skills of Surinder Kaur.

‘Nao’ (1948), composed by Gyan Dutt has some wonderful songs. “Ek Nazar Wo Yaad Hai Unki” is a masterpiece, which continues to linger in the mind long after being heard. I happened to hear this song only a few years back and have been absolutely smitten to it ever since. More the song plays forward, more the mind loiters behind to absorb and ponder the depth of the voice and the words being rendered.  It is from this film that I take up today’s solo for representing in this post.

Gyan Dutt who has the highest songs rendered by her for any composer continues in 1948 with ‘Lal Dupatta’. It would have been interesting to know if he would have continued with her voice had she continued to sing in HFM. Readers may be well aware that Lata Mangeshkar has a solitary solo for Gyan Dutt.

The years of 1949 and 50 were important for she sang almost all her duets with male singers in these two years. With Mukesh she sang all her 5 duets in only two films of 1949 viz. ‘Dada’ and ‘Sunehre Din’.

For very obvious reasons, these remain my personal favourites especially “Tera Kisi Se Pyar Tha“. In “Dil Do Naino Mein Kho Gaya,” it’s interesting to hear how the two singers sing in quick succession their respective lines.

Rafi saab had one duet in 1949 and the remaining 4 in the next year. My personal favourite is the one from Sabak, “Keh Do Hamen Na Bekarar Kare” which is played quite often on SLBC to this day.

Her final two years of stay in Mumbai had other composers like SD Burman and Anil Biswas try her voice under their compositions. But then, health concerns in coastal Mumbai being the reason, Surinder Kaur shifted her base to Punjab where she became a phenomena in folk songs singing.

In this post, I am afraid I have not done enough justice to the appreciation and admiration of the voice and the popularity of her songs. However, my main intention was to club all her songs in a table so that it is easy for other knowledgeable contributors to cover her balance songs to be posted on the blog.

I have relied on a couple of biographical posts on Surinder Kaur by our Sudhir ji, valuable comments by Nitin ji, cineplot blog, the highly reliable HFGK and my notes. I express my sincere gratitude to all these sources. There were a few clarifications and attributions of songs to various singers. Again, Sudhir ji took the initiative of contacting his reliable sources and helped me at arriving to the correct compilation. I further requested him to help me with the lyrics of today’s post. I express my gratitude to Sudhir ji for all the help rendered.

Yes, Surinder Kaur sang a handful of only 57 songs in the golden era, but as they say the blessings are always to be counted. We, music lovers, are fortunate to listen to her having sung some exceptionally great songs in a voice that was a class apart and on a different level altogether.

Her name will undoubtedly and forever be etched in golden letters in the annals of Hindi Film Music.

Song – Ab Tere Bin Mera Nahin Thikaana  (Naao) (1948) Singer – Surinder Kaur, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – Gyan Dutt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana
o o o pardesia
ye bhool na jaana
o o o pardesia
ye bhool na jaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

main ne suna hai
log rog laga ke pyaar ka dukh paate hain
main ne suna hai
log rog laga ke pyaar ka dukh paate hain
yahi baaten
gham se bhari raaten
dil ko samjhaate hain
yahi baaten
gham se bhari raaten
dil ko samjhaate hain
o o o dil phir se hua begaana
o o o dil phir se hua begaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

dekho dekho ji
neha laga ke daga na dena
hamaari haaye na lena
dekho dekho ji
neha laga ke daga na dena
hamaari haaye na lena
mera nanha naazuk dil roye
dukhi hoye
dekha jaaye mo se na
mera nanha naazuk dil roye
dukhi hoye
dekha jaaye mo se na
o o o dar laage bura zamaana
o o o dar laage bura zamaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

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

अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना
ओ ओ ओ परदेसिया
ये भूल ना जाना
ओ ओ ओ परदेसिया
ये भूल ना जाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

मैंने सुना है
लोग रोग लगा के प्यार का
दुख पाते हैं
मैंने सुना है
लोग रोग लगा के प्यार का
दुख पाते हैं
यही बातें
ग़म से भरी रातें
दिल को समझाते हैं
यही बातें
ग़म से भरी रातें
दिल को समझाते हैं
ओ ओ ओ दिल फिर से हुआ बेगाना
ओ ओ ओ दिल फिर से हुआ बेगाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

देखो देखो जी
नेहा लगा के दगा ना देना
हमारी हाय ना लेना
देखो देखो जी
नेहा लगा के दगा ना देना
हमारी हाय ना लेना
मेरा नन्हा नाजुक दिल रोये
दुखी होइए
देखा जाये मो से ना
मेरा नन्हा नाजुक दिल रोये
दुखी होइए
देखा जाये मो से ना
ओ ओ ओ डर लागे बुरा ज़माना
ओ ओ ओ डर लागे बुरा ज़माना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

 


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