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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 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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Today’s song is from film ‘Director’ (1947).

The film was made by Don Films, Punjab. It was directed by S Shafaqat, MA There were two MDs – Lachhiram Tamar and Fateh Ali Khan. Tufail Hoshiyarpuri and Aziz Kashmiri wrote all the 9 songs. HFGK does not credit any song with a singer’s name. However, the uploaders give the details when they upload a song, as given on the actual records. The cast of the film was Salim, Raza, Zeb Qureshi, Zahoor Raja, Arif, Mohini Das, Hafiz and others.

During the years of political turmoil in 1946-1947 and 1948, there was a huge exodus of Hindus and Muslims from both countries, India and the newly formed Muslim country Pakistan. It not only disturbed the whole nation but also created a short time chaos in the Hindi Film Industry. Many Muslim artistes, directors, producers and financiers left for Pakistan. Before going they hurriedly completed the projects on hand somehow. This resulted in a record number of films produced in 1947 as well as a huge number of meaningless films.

In a hurry to complete a film, any person associated with films would direct, act, write songs or even give music. Thus many of such names were never heard again. S Shafaqat, MA, director of this film also seems to be one such case. While migrating to Pakistan during this period or even at a much later time, some producers and directors cheated their Indian colleagues, friends, creditors and ran away stealthily. Here are a few examples.

WZ Ahmed, the owner of Shalimar Pictures, Poona, a producer, director and a studio owner left with his wife Neena. While leaving, he not only carried negatives of all his films, but also conveniently ‘forgot’ to pay salaries and wages of his employees for the previous 3 months. After he left, to recover their dues, some ex-employees got together and produced a film ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ in 1949. All ex actors, MDs, Lyricists, directors and others connected with the Shalimar studio worked free in the film. The film was not a great success, but they got some money.

The second case is of the famous actor, producer, director and studio owner of Hind Studios, Dadar. During the riots of 1947, his studio was burnt before his eyes. He had lots of bank loan dues and there was no income. He decided to sell his car, house etc. secretly. Then he visited some of his friends in the film industry and borrowed cash money. With all this he coolly and secretly left for Pakistan along with his wife Swarnalata Siyal and the sold out car too !

The third case is of actor Sheikh Mukhtar. He produced a film ‘Noorjahan’ (1967), by investing all his savings. The film flopped. He had a lot of bank loans and also income tax dues to be paid. He quietly took prints of his films and one night escaped to Pakistan !

The point is most of the films produced in 1947 were of no value and people somehow completed their projects. Film ‘Director’ was also one such film. We do not know its story or even its release dates. One of the music directors of this film was Fateh Ali Khan. During the same period, there was another famous qawwaali singer Fateh Ali Khan (he was the father of Pakistan’s famous singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), who also indulged in cinema in Pakistan. Due to the same names there was a confusion and most people, sites, wiki and even books mixed up these two names and a question on who actually was Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s father ! Even initially I was also confused but then my Facebook friend Khwaja Irfan Anwer guided me to a Blog in Pakistan, where I got the correct information. Thanks to him. So, here is some information on music director Fateh Ali Khan of India.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan is said to have been born in 1911. He was five years old when he became interested in the famous sitar. His uncle, Ustad Mehboob Ali Khan, was also an expert in music and this instrument. When Fateh Ali Khan grew up, he learned the mysteries and secrets of this art from him.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan also spent a long time with Master Ghulam Haider. He continued to perform with him in Lahore and Bombay as a sitar player and his skills on this instrument. During this time he also learned the intricacies of music and melodies and the subtleties of art. He later composed music for several films, most notably ‘Aaina’. One was film ‘Aaina’ (1944), along with Gulshan Sufi and the other was film ‘Director’ (1947), along with Lachhiram Tamar. After partition he migrated to Pakistan with all his family. In Pakistan, however, he had better luck in films. He gave music to ‘Do Kinaare’ (1950), ‘Harjaai’ (1952), ‘Shola’ (1952), ‘Bedaari’ (1957) ( a copy of our film ‘Jagriti’ (1954)), ‘Saathi’ (1959) and ‘Tum Na Maano’ (1961). He also sang in the films ‘Waada’ (1957) and ‘Raagini’ (1958). Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was the foremost sitar-player and film music composer of the 1950’s in Pakistan. His compositions in ‘Bedaari’ (1957) became run-away super-hits in Pakistan because they were a heart-felt tribute to the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and the public’s sentiments about patriotism.

He moved to Rawalpindi in the 1960’s where he joined Radio Pakistan. After the establishment of the Pakistan National Council of Arts, for some time there also trained novice artists to play the sitar. His son, Raees Khan is also an expert sitar player.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was also awarded the Presidential Medal for Excellence in Music in Pakistan. (Thanks to irshadgul.com).

One of the cast members of film ‘Director’ was Zahoor Raja. He was a multi-talented person. He was born on 7 July 1918 at Abbottabad (now in Pakistan) and died in England in 1992. He was a well known Hindi/Urdu Film Actor, Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, Singer, Lyricist & Music Composer in Pre Partition Indian cinema. He graduated from editing and story writing to become a producer-director in 1943.

Zahoor Raja was born in a wealthy family in Abbottabad, Pakistan. After schooling, he studied BA from Rawalpindi but could not complete his graduation as he was more interested in sports than in studies. His father, a Police Inspector, was keen in admitting him in Dehradun for a career in the army. But he ran away from home and landed in Bombay with a letter of introduction to film maker AR Kardar. Since he was a very handsome and well built man, getting into the Bombay film industry was not difficult. At that time, Kardar was directing Punjabi film ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1939) for Ranjit Movietone. Kardar took Zahoor Raja as hero in the film.

Within a year after the release of the film, V Shantaram invited him to join Prabhat Films and was taken on a contract of 3 years. His association with V Shantaram was not beneficial and he did not get much work. Kardar once again came to his rescue and got him employed in National Studios and got him a role in ‘Pooja’ (1940). Thereafter, he got a role in Minerva Moveitone’s ‘Sikandar’ (1941). During the making of the film ‘Sikandar’ (1941), he fell in love with his co-star Meena (Meena Shourie) and married her. The marriage did not last long and Meena later married another handsome actor, Al Nasir in the mid 1940s.

Zahoor Raja later worked as a Hhero in ‘Sewa’ (1941). During this time, while looking for a change from his acting career, he got a chance to direct the film ‘Badal’ (1942) produced under Eastern Pictures where he also acted in the lead role. Though the film failed at the box office, his direction was appreciated by the critics. In 1943, he floated his own film production company, Raja Movietone and made its maiden film ‘Mazaaq’ (1943) which he also directed, acted in a negative role and composed its music. He also acted in the film ‘Bhai’ (1944). His banner produced ‘O Panchhi’ (1944), ‘Ghazal’ (1945) and ‘Dhadkan’ (1946).

In most of the films in which he acted, Zahoor Raja was paired with Radha Rani. He also sang the song “Bhulaane Waale Hamein Bhi Na Yaad Aaya Karo” along with Naseem Akhthar in the Movie ‘Ghazal’ (1945) composed by Gyan Dutt. His last movies in India before moving to Pakistan were ‘Anmol Ghadi’ (1946) and ‘Director’ (1947). He acted in 9 films, directed 5 films, sang 15 songs in 5 films (‘Pooja’ (1940), ‘Sewa’ (1942), ‘Badal’ (1942), ‘Ghazal’ (1945) and ‘Director’ (1945)), wrote lyrics in 1 film (‘Dhadkan’ (1946)) and was MD for 1 film(‘Mazaaq’ (1943)).

After partition, Zahoor Raja returned to Pakistan in 1950 and he was active in the Pakistani film industry until 1966. After 1966, he migrated to England, married an English lady and later died in 1992 in England.

Today’s song is the second song from this film to be featured here. It is sung by Zahoor Raja himself.


Song- Tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee (Director)(1947) Singer- Zahoor Raja, Lyricist- Tufail Hoshiarpuri, MD- Fateh Ali Khan

Lyrics

tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee
kya tum na aaoge
tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee
kya tum na aaoge
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi

gaye ho chhod kar jab se
gaye ho chhod kar jab se
mujhe tanha jawaani mein
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi
kya tum na aaoge
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi

nigaahon mein jidhar dekho
andhera hi andhera hai
andhera hi andhera hai
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi

meri barbaadiyaan aakar
meri barbaadiyaan aakar
kabhi kya tum na dekhoge
tumhaare dil mein kya baat aa gayi
tumhaare dil mein kya baat aa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई

गए हो छोड़ कर जबसे
गए हो छोड़ कर जबसे
मुझे तन्हा जवानी में
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई

निगाहों में जिधर देखो
अंधेरा ही अंधेरा है
अंधेरा ही अंधेरा है
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई

मेरी बर्बादीयां आ कर
मेरी बर्बादीयां आ कर
कभी क्या तुम ना देखोगे
तुम्हारे दिल में क्या बात आ गई
तुम्हारे दिल में क्या बात आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

The Blog completes 5100 days today.

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5100 Post No. : 17033

Today’s song is from an obscure film – ‘Vishwamitra’ (1952).I am sure that 99.9% readers must not have even heard of this film ever. Then why did I select a song from this film to discuss? There is a strong reason for it. When I first saw this film’s name in HFGK a few days ago, I noticed the name of the director and the music director and honestly, I was thrilled ! The director was Kala Maharshi Baburao Painter, one of the pioneers of Indian films- both silent as well as talkie. He was also the mentor of many film luminaries who shone later in their lives. All of them had learnt the ABCD of film making at the feet of Baburao Painter. Great directors like V Shantaram and Master Vinayak were the prominent learners under him.Any industry, to develop into a profitable one, requires hard work by the pioneers. This applies totally to the Hindi Film Industry in India. The original initiators of the film industry were not any rich people, but the industry took the seeds from ordinary, middle class people.They had no riches, but their zeal, dedication, ambition and desire to achieve goals overtook their poverty and they toiled and moiled to raise the required finance for their projects. We all know about  the great Dadasaheb Phalke, who staked everything he owned to achieve his goals and became a name to remember forever. In this endeavor, he was not alone. There was one more person from Kolhapur, who took Phalke’s dream much ahead from silent to talkie films. His name is taken today with awe and respect by film historians. He was Baburao Painter.

Kala Maharshi Baburao Painter (real name Baburao Krishnarao Mestri) was born on 3rd June 1890 at Kolhapur. The success of Dadasaheb Phalke in making films in India inspired Baburao and his cousin brother Anandrao immensely. They too wanted to make films, but it was not possible in Kolhapur. Phalke had gone to England to learn film making and had brought machinery from England. This was beyond the reach of these poor young men.

Anandrao found that a second hand projector was for sale in Null Bazar in Bombay. Crazily, he decided to change the projector into a film camera, by making some structural changes. They sold the family’s gold ornaments and bought the projector. To start with and to get further finance they used it to show films in theaters. They even showed some Hollywood films here. After several attempts, Anandrao was successful in converting the projector into a film camera. Baburao was also with him in this. Unfortunately, Anandrao died suddenly giving a setback to the project.

Baburao now needed finance to go ahead. Luckily a famous classical singer of those days, Tanibai Kagalkar – wife of Bapusaheb Kagalkar and the sister of Vinayakrao Ghorpade (who was the father of child actress and singer Vasanti), invested Rs. 15,000 – an astronomical figure for those times. Baburao established Maharashtra Film Company in Kolhapur and started preparations for making his film ‘Sairandhri’, released in 1919. The cast of this film included 2 women, Gulab Bai aka Kamla Devi and Anusuya Bai aka Susheela Devi. These women were promptly thrown out of their homes and society. They remained with the company and even cooked and washed clothes of artistes, besides acting in the films other times. Gulab Bai aka Kamla Devi later posed for the symbol of Prabhat Film company- playing the tootari with bent body. She married Fattelal, one of the directors of Prabhat Films.

‘Sairandhri’ was a tremendous success. Enthused Baburao Painter made another 15 films. Lokmanya Tilak was so impressed with Baburao’s dedication, he awarded him the title of ‘Cinema Kesari’. Baburao Pendharkar was the General Manager of the company, mainly because he could speak fluent English with customers. Others were V Shantaram, Dhaiber, Damle and Fattelal as his assistants in different departments. Sarpotdar, NH Apte and Vashikar were the scriptwriters and Prof NS Phadke, the novelist, wrote film titles. In the 1920 second half, there was a big fire in the company and all films were burnt.

Baburao Painter started afresh in 1921. He made many mythological and historical films. Baburao was the first to make a social film, ‘Savkari Pash’ on the issue of exploitation of  poor farmers by money lenders in the villages. In 1928, a foreign trained film director was appointed from Bombay – Moti B Gidwani, on a fat salary. (He was later to direct the film ‘Khazanchi’ (1941) in Lahore). This caused unrest in the company and resulted in Shantaram, Dhaiber, Damle and Fattelal leaving the company. They established Prabhat Film Company. In 1930, Baburao also left the Maharashtra Film company. When talkie films started he made 7 talkie films, including 2 Hindi films – ‘Pratibha’ (1937) and ‘Matwala Shaayar Ramjoshi’ (1947) along with Shantaram. He then left films and concentrated on his painting and sculpture. In the year 1952, he was forced by his old friend BG Pawar to come to Bombay and direct his film ‘Vishwamitra’. However, most of the  shooting was done in Kolhapur itself. Baburao Painter died on 16-1-1954 at Kolhapur.

Baburao’s contribution to Indian film industry-

  1. He was the first to use colored screens and clothes for realistic effect.
  2. Indoor filming with artificial lighting.
  3. Fade out and fade in techniques
  4. Outdoor shootings; Debaki Bose, in his visit to the studio, was amazed to see Baburao’s working techniques.
  5. Making sketches of scenes and costumes before shooting.
  6. Advertising posters. Film booklets with film story and pictures.

All assistants of Baburao Painter became big people. He was simply a God sent gift to the Hindi film industry.

[Author’s Note: Thanks for the information culled from ‘The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema’ by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, ‘Marathi Cinema in Retrospect’ by Sanjit Narwekar and my own notes.]

Another surprising name was that of the Music Director- B Laxman aka Laxman Berlekar. When the talkie films started, it created tremendous curiosity among not only the audience but also those who loved acting, singing and composing music. Even the great names in these fields had a desire to act, to sing or to compose music for the films. Actors who were legends on the stage dramas like Master Nissar or Bal Gandharva, professional singers like Manik Varma, musicians like Pt Ravi Shankar, and poets like Kazi Nazrul Islam (now the national poet of Bangladesh) did their bits in few films. Most of these professionals contributed in just one or two films and then disappeared from the film line.

Some of the ‘one/two films’ music composers are Imam Baksh – ‘Mr and Mrs Bombay’ (1936), Shankar Rao Khatu – ‘Village Girl’ (1936), Master Ratnakant – ‘Rangbhoomi’ (1935), Pt Hansraj – ‘Mastana Mashooq’ (1936), Harish Bharadwaj – ‘Ahinsa Path’ (1949), Dattaram Gadekar – ‘Vikram Shashikala’ (1949), Chetumal – ‘Bombay’ (1949), Madhukar Golwalkar – ‘Main Abla Nahin Hoon’ (1950), Prafulla Chaudhari – ‘Swayamsidha’ (1949), Madhukar Acharya – ‘Kinaara’ (1949), Kazi Nazrul Islam – ‘Chauranghee’ (1942) etc.

B Laxman was also one such one film wonder in Hindi, though he had been a well known name in Marathi films and stage dramas. Berlekar was born in 1920 at Kolhapur. He loved music from his childhood. He first learnt playing harmonium and then studied in Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Famous singer Wamanrao Padhye was his teacher.

In those days Ganesh Melas were popular in Maharashtra. Berlekar and Sudhir Phadke acted and sang in mela dramas. Both worked in Shrikrishna Sangeet Mela of Kolhapur. Laxman was very handsome and had a good personality. He acted as a child Prahlad in Hindi film ‘Bhakta Prahlad’ (1934) made by Saraswati Cinetone of Poona. Berlekar sang Hindi ghazals very well he gave music to 7 Marathi films and 1 Kannada film. ‘Vishwamitra’ was the only Hindi film he did. He used different pseudo-names like B Laxman, Dinkar Laxman and LB Sarang (saarang was his favourite Raag).

[Author’s Note: Thanks to ‘मराठी चित्रपट संगीतकार कोष’ for this information.]

Film ‘Vishwamitra’ was made by producer Baswant Pawar under the banner of his own Baswant Films, Bombay. It was directed by Baburao Painter and music was by B Laxman. All the 6 songs and the film story was written by Manohar Khanna (father of MD Usha Khanna). The cast was DK Sapru, Sheela Nayak, Vivek, Madhav Kale, Apte and many others. Today’s song is the second song of this film here.

Song- Tohe Nainon Ki Madira Pilaaungi (Vishwamitra) (1952) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyricist – Manohar Khanna, MD- B Laxman

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo
gori bainyon mein
gori bainyon mein jhuoola jhulaanwungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
rut aa gayi
rut aa gayi phir albeli
main kaise rahungi akeli
rut aa gayi
rut aa gayi phir albeli
main kaise rahungi akeli
tohe hirday mein
tohe hirday mein apne bithaanwungi
tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
mere hirday mein
mere hirday mein naache umnagen
jaise saagar ki
jaise saagar ki chanchal tarangen
tohe nainon ki
tohe nainon ki bhaasha saikhaawungi
tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
aa ja aa ja
aa ja mere mann ke baasi
aa ja aa ja
aa ja mere mann ke baasi
mann vyaakul hain ankhiyaan hain pyaasi
aa ja aa ja
kaise jeevan ki
kaise jeevan ki beena bajaawungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo
gori bainyon mein
gori bainyon mein jhuoola jhulaanwungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो
गोरी बईय्यों में
गोरी बईय्यों में झूला झुलावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
रुत आ गई
रुत आ गई फिर अलबेली
मैं कैसे रहूँगी अकेली
रुत आ गई
रुत आ गई फिर अलबेली
मैं कैसे रहूँगी अकेली
तोहे हिरदे में अपने बिठावूंगी
तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
मेरे हिरदे में
मेरे हिरदे में नाचें उमंगें
जैसे सागर की
जैसे सागर की चंचल तरंगें
तोहे नैनों की
तोहे नैनों की भाषा सिखावूंगी
तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
आजा आजा
आजा आजा मेरे मन के बासी
आजा आजा
आजा आजा मेरे मन के बासी
मन व्याकुल है अखियाँ हैं प्यासी
आजा आजा
कैसे जीवन की
कैसे जीवन की बीना बजावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो
गोरी बईय्यों में
गोरी बईय्यों में झूला झुलावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो


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Blog Day :

5088 Post No. : 17014

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 56
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This date (23 June) ten years ago was 23 June 2012. That day saw five songs from five different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6119 Wo aaye hain dil ko qaraar aa gaya hai Malika Salomi(1953) 2 songs covered out of 6 so far
6120 Muhabbat mein pehla kadam rakhne waalon Yaasmeen(1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
6121 Jaana na chhod ke dil mera tod ke Shart (1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6122 Bol Radha bol sangam hoga ke kahin Sangam (1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6123 Tere sang ek simple si coffee Zameen(2003) One song covered out of 6 so far

Three movies (out of five) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with two movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (23 June 2022).

“Malika Salomi”(1953) is one of the eligible movies.

“Malika Salomi”(1953) was directed by Mohammad Hussain for Comedy pictures Bombay. The movie had Roopa Varman, KrishnaKumari, Kamraan,Amrit, Dara, Sheikh, Rani,
Arvind kumar, Bilaali, Nazir Kashmiri, Rafique,Shafi, Nanda, Sattar,Shetty, Ranjana Shikla,Kamal Mohan, Helen etc in it.

Two songs from the movie have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from “Malika Salomi”(1953) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Madhubala Jhaweri. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Krishn Dayal.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Ab to aa jaao (Malika Salomi)(1953) Singer-Madhubala Jhaweri, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Krishn Dayal

Lyrics(Provide by Prakashchandra)

tadaptee hai ae
meri eee ashqon..on..on
mein teri yaad
barson se aey ae ae
kiyaa karti…ee hai dil kee ee ee
dhadkanein…aen..aen
fariyaad barson se aey ae

tamannaa ke diye
dhundhalaa gaye hain
ab to aa jaao..ooo..oo
ab to aa jaao
meri aankhon mein aansoon aa gaye ae hain
ab to aa jaao..o o
ab to aa jaao

bahaarein saikadon guzri..ee
tumhaari raah tak tak ke..aey ae ae
raah tak tak ke ae
hum is tanhaayee se
ghabraa gaye hain..aen
ab to aa jaao..ooo
ab to aa jaao

mujhe dar hai
ke seenaa phat na jaaye
aasmaanon kaa aaa aaa
aasmaanon ka
meri naale labon tak aa gaye hain..aen
ab to aa jaao..oo..o
ab to aa jaao..o


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Blog Day :

5046 Post No. : 16958

Today’s song is from the ‘1952’ movie ‘Saloni’.

If you are a music lover and have been collecting cassettes earlier, you will remember that when HMV brought out the compilations of songs ‘decade wise’ it mentioned this decade of 1956-1966 as the ‘Melodious Years’ of Hindi Cinema. (If I remember correctly, the earlier decades were titled as ‘The Sentimental Era (1936-1946?)” and ‘The Fabulous Years (1946-1956)”.

‘Saloni”(1952) had eight songs. Seven of them were composed by Basant Prakash and one by Vinod.

I do not remember to have listened to the songs of this movie earlier. However, I went through this movie’s details, and its songs because of our regular reader Shri Deepak Patwardhan ji, who sent me ‘farmaaish’ of the song under discussion.

‘Saloni-1952’ was directed by J.P. Advani for ‘Goodluck Pictures, Bombay’. It was produced by Ram H. Khilnani.

This movie had Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Poornima, Gulab, Mohna, Shakeela, Rajani, Heera Sawant, Mona, Bela, Achala Sachdev, Shivraj, Radhakishan, Randhir and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 14.04.1952.

(The addenda in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions that this movie was earlier titled as ‘Chanchal’).

As mentioned above this movie had eights songs composed by two music directors. Four lyricists penned the lyrics of the songs. The breakup of their workload is given below

Raja Mehndi Ali Khan three songs
Arjun Dev Ashq three songs
Aziz Kashmiri one song
Hasrat Jaipuri one song

Here are the details of the songs of this movie :-

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer Posted On
01 Ek dil sharmaata hai, ek dil ghabraata hai Raja Mehndi Ali Khan Kishore Kumar, Rajkumari _
02 Meri veena ke sur saat Arjun Dev ‘Ashq’ Lata Mangeshkar 13.01.2018
03 Mere dil pe guzarti hai jo tum bin… zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa Raja Mehndi Ali Khan Lata Mangeshkar Being presented today
04 Mujhe dard toone ye kya diya Arjun Dev ‘Ashq’ Lata Mangeshkar 17.01.2016
05 Muhabbat ne badal di haalatein kuchh is tarah dil ki Arjun Dev ‘Ashq’ Rajkumari 21.05.2017
06 Dil de diya hai seene se nikaal ke ise rakhnaa zaraa Aziz Kashmiri Shamshad Begum, Trilok Kapoor 11.02.2014
07 Roti huyi aankhon mein hain tasveer kisi ki Raja Mehndi Ali Khan Asha Bhonsle _
08 Ye aayi sadaa dil tadap kar jab tootaa Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar _

We can see that four songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is a melancholic song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Lyrics are by Raja Mehndi Ali Khan and music is composed by Basant Prakash.

Let us listen to the song now …


Song- Zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa (Saloni)(1952) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Raja Mehndi Ali Khan, Music – Basant Prakash

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa
mera har aansoo pukaare
laut aa
laut aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa

dhoondhti hai mujhko o
baaghon mein
bahaar aayi huyi ee
mere dil pe tere ae ae
gham ki hai ghataa
chhaayi ee huyi ee ee ee ee ee
dekh phoolon ke nazaare laut aa aa
dekh phoolon ke nazaare laut aa
mera har aansoo pukaare
laut aa
laut aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa

kya khabar thhi ee ee ee ee ee
tere bin
ik pal naa kal paayenge ham .an .an .an
tum agar waapas na aaye
haaye ae
mar jaayenge ham
meri qismat ke sitaare laut aa aa
meri qismat ke sitaare laut aa
mera har aansoo pukaare
laut aa
laut aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa


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Blog Day :

5037 Post No. : 16948

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 48
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This date ten years ago (3 May 2012) saw four songs from four different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5916 Chaahe kitna mujhe tum bulaaoge Armaan(1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
5917 Mandwe tale ghareeb ke do phool khil rahe hain Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne(1964) 6 songs covered out of 9
5918 Laali laali doliya mein laali re dulhaniya Teesri Kasam(1966) Movie YIPPEED by now
5919 Kisi ki patli qamar lachakti Inspector(1970) 3 songs covered out of 5

We can see that two movies (out of four) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with two movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (3 may 2022).

“Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne”(1964) is one of the eligible movies.

“Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne”(1964) was produced and directed by V Shantaram for Shantaram Productions, Bombay. The movie had Rajshree Shantaram, Jeetendra,
Surendra, Bharati, K.Date, Mai Bhide, Nana Palsikar, C.H.Atma, Paresh Kumar, Dalvir, Parshuram, Kamaal, Babloo etc in it.

“Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne”(1964) had nine songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne”(1964)to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ramlal.

Onlty the audio of the song is available. My guess is that all female songs, including this song, were picturised on JayshreeRajshree. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Jaanewaale o mere pyaar (Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Ramlal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

jaanewaaley o mere pyaar
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa

jaanewaaley o mere pyaar
teri khushi hai meri bahaar
aansoo mere yaad rahey
kar loongi main intezaar
ho o o
jaanewaaley o mere pyaar
aaa aaa aaa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa

rangeen Ajanta ki rangeeniyon se
tu chaahey dil ko lagaanaa
Mathuraa ki dilkash nazaaron mein rehkar
tum chaahey sapney sajaanaa
Belur ki naazneen waadiyon mein
tum chaahey hasti mitaanaa
apni kalaa se jhukaa denaa duniyaa
lekin
lekin mere dil ke qaraar
aansoo mere yaad rahey
kar loongi main intezaar
ho o o
jaanewaaley o mere pyaar
aaa aaa aaaa aaaa
aa aaa
aa aa
aa aa

Dilwaadey ke dilrubaa mandiron mein
tu chaahey raatein jagaanaa
Saanchi ki mastaana gehraayeeyon mein
mast hokar doob jaanaa
Taj Mahal ki madhur chaandni mein
tum chaahey jeevan bitaanaa
taaron se oonchaa ho naam tumhaaraa
lekin
lekin sun lo itnee pukaar
aansoo mere yaad rahey
kar loongi main intezaar
ho o o
jaanewaaley o mere pyaa aaaaar
aaaa aaaa aaa aaa


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Blog Day :

4985 Post No. : 16871

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 29
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This date ten years ago (viz 12 March 2012) was a “lean” day by the standards of the blog those days. “Only” four songs were covered on that day. Here are the details of the songs :-

Blog post number song Movie (Year) Remarks
5627 Achcha jee maaf kar do Musaafirkhaana(1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
5628 Hai zindagi itni haseen Apsara(1961) 5 songs covered out of 18 by now
5629 Milti hai agar nazron se nazar Do Dilon Ki Daastaan(1966) 77 songs covered out of 8
5630 Ye parda hata do Ek Phool Do Maali(1969) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can notice that two movies (out of four) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED. Taht leaves us with two movies whose spngs can be covered as blog ten year challenge today (12 march 2022).

“Apsara”(1961) is one of the movies. This movie was directed by V M Vyas for Chitralaya Bombay. the movie had Padmini, Pradeep Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Daljeet, Nayana, Anwar, B.M.Vyas, Maruti etc in it.

The movie had a whopping 18 songs in it. five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Apsara”(1961) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Gopal Singh Nepali 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.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Chhup chhup ke chale aao kabhi chaand ho na ho (Apsara)(1961) singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

chhup chhupke chaley aao
kabhi chaand ho na ho
chhup chhupke chaley aao
kabhi chaand ho na ho
dil hamne de diyaa hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho o
yaad ho na ho o
chhup chhupke chaley aao

poonam ki dhuli raat hai
dil beqaraar hai ae
ho o o ho o ho o o
poonam ki dhuli raat hai
dil beqaraar hai
bechain sitaaron ko teraa intezaar hai
bechain sitaaron ko teraa intezaar hai
teraa intezaar hai
phir pyaar se ye chaandni aabaad ho na ho
dil hamne de diyaa hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho o
yaad ho na ho o
chhup chhupke chaley aao

aazaad hawaaon mein pali phool ki kali..eee
ho o o ho o ho o o ho o
aazaad hawaaon mein pali phool ki kali
aakar basi hai aaj tere pyaar ki gali
aakar basi hai aaj tere pyaar ki gali
tere pyaar ki gali
mil jaao ke phir zindagi aazaad ho na ho
dil hamne de diyaa hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho o
yaad ho na ho o
chhup chhupke chaley aao

lagtaa hai ke bas aa rahey ho
aa rahey ho tum
ho o o ho o ho o o
lagtaa hai ke bas aa rahey ho
aa rahey ho tum
raahon ke har chiraag ko
chamkaa rahey ho tum
raahon ke har chiraag ko
chamkaa rahey ho tum
chamkaa rahey ho tum
ye khwaab mazedaar hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho
dil hamne de diyaa hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho o
yaad ho na ho o
chhupp chhupke chaley aao o


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4979 Post No. : 16860 Movie Count : 4586

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 19#
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Today’s movie from the list of missing movies of 1972 on the blog is ‘Ustaad Meraa Naam’.

‘Ustaad Meraa Naam’ was a stunt movie.  I had never heard the name of this movie or its’ songs earlier and it is only because of HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) that I got to know about this movie and its songs. This movie seems to be an obscure movie as none of its video is available on internet. Luckily the songs are available in the form of audios only.

‘Ustaad Meraa Naam’ was directed by Saraswati Kumar for Ravi International (Ravi Chitra Films), Madras. It was passed by Censor Board on 26.05.1972. The star cast for the film is listed as Krishna, Jyotilaxmi, Raja Sulochana, Satyanarayan, Prabhakar Reddy, Tyagraj, Azad, Pahalwan and others.

I think this must be a dubbed movie from a movie from south and could be an obscure movie of its time.

This movie had four songs written by Prem Dhawan and composed to music by Satyam. All the four songs are solo songs sung by Asha Bhonsle only. Following is the list of songs as given in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

Sl. No.

Song Title

01

Hai Jo Teri Tamanna, Hai Wohi Meri Tamanna

02

Aa Tosey Miley Nain More Mitwaa …

03

O Re O Apna Dil Zaraa Thaamo, …

04

O Sardaar Subhan Allah, O Sarkaar Masha Allah

With this post today, ‘Ustaad Meraa Naam’ makes its debut on the blog.

Let us review the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding today’s movie which is the 125th film in the alphabetical list of films of 1972, as per Geet Kosh. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post “Teri Meri Meri Teri Nazar Lad Gayi” from movie ‘Subah O Shaam’ to today’s movie song-post.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07.12.1972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17.11.1972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04.11.1972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07.10.1972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02.09.1972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05.06.1972 0 No Information
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11.07.1972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12.12.1972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27.11.1972 Songs Not Available 4
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L Chakravarty 04.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
119 Subah O Shaam Chanakya Laxmikant-Pyarelal 25.08.1972 1 6
120 Sab Ka Saathi A Bheem Singh Kalyanji Anandji 15.07.1972 1 6
121 Sabse Bada Sukh Hrishikesh Mukherjee Salil Chaudhry 24.11.1972 1 2
122 Sultaana Daaku Mohammed Hussain Madan Mohan 28.08.1972 2 4
123 Taangewaala Naresh Kumar Naushad 09.04.1972 4 7
124 Tanhaai Jagdish Narula Usha Khanna 23.10.1972 2 4
125 Ustaad Mera Naam Saraswati Kumar Satyam 26.05.1972 Making its debut on the blog 4

*Notes:

  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’, ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) and ‘Rajdhani Express’ seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadu Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

Let us now listen to the today’s song now and welcome ‘Ustaad Mera Naam’ on the blog. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its other details.

Song – Hai Jo Teri Tamanna Hai Wohi Meri Tamanna (Ustaad Mera Naam) (1972) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Satyam

Lyrics

hai jo teri tamanna aa
hai meri wohi tamanna aa
phir kyun dil yoon pyaasaa hai ae
le mazaa le jawaani ka aa
le mazaa le jawaani ka aa

o piyaa aa
aa piyaa aa
o o o
o piyaa aa aa
aa piyaa aa aa

hunh
mastaani ye jawaani
aur gora gora tan mera
aa aa aa
bolo bolo kya chaahte
hai tumhaare liye sab mera
haule haule
mann mora doley
o o
haule haule
mann mora doley
aa pyaas bujha jaa
aa aa aa aa
hai jo teri tamanna aa
hai meri wohi tamanna aa
phir kyun dil yoon pyaasa hai ae
le mazaa le jawaani ka aa
le mazaa le jawaani ka aa

haaye tadpaa tu na aise ae
ik ghadi mera ban ja re ae ae
tan jhoome mann chhalke
laga le aa galey badhh ke
na tarsaao
mann na jalaao
na tarsaao
mann na jalaao
na do tasalli jhoothi
hai jo teri tamanna aa
hai meri wohi tamanna aa
phir kyun dil yoon pyaasaa hai
le mazaa le jawaani ka aa
le mazaa le jawaani ka aa

o piyaa aa
aa piyaa aa
o o o
o piyaa aa aa
aa piyaa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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है जो तेरी तमन्ना
है मेरी वो ही तमन्ना
फिर क्यों दिल यूं प्यासा है
ले मज़ा के जवानी का
ले मज़ा के जवानी का

आ पिया॰॰आ
ओ ओ ओ
ओ पिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
आ पिया॰॰आ॰॰आ

हुः मस्तानी ये जवानी
और गोरा गोरा तन मेरा
आ आ आ
बोलो बोलो क्या चाहते
है तुम्हारे लिए सब मेरा
हौले हौले
मन मोरे डोले
ओ ओ
हौले हौले
मन मोरे डोले
आ प्यास बुझा जा
आ आ आ आ
है जो तेरी तमन्ना
है मेरी वो ही तमन्ना
फिर क्यों दिल यूं प्यासा है
ले मज़ा के जवानी का
ले मज़ा के जवानी का

हाए तड़पा तू ना ऐसे
इक घड़ी मेरा बन जा रे
तन झूमे मन छलके
लगा ले आ गले बढ़ के
ना तरसाओ
मन ना जलाओ
ना तरसाओ
मन ना जलाओ
ना दो तसल्ली झूठी
है जो तेरी तमन्ना
है मेरी वो ही तमन्ना
फिर क्यों दिल यूं प्यासा है
ले मज़ा के जवानी का
ले मज़ा के जवानी का

आ पिया॰॰आ
ओ ओ ओ
ओ पिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
आ पिया॰॰आ॰॰आ


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4977 Post No. : 16855 Movie Count :

4586

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 25

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This discovery of a repeat song will have to be termed as Mother of All Repeat Songs. And just in case, before you start wondering whether poor dear me has decided to take a step off the deep end, let me explain.

Ostensibly searching for something else totally disconnected with repeat songs in Hindi films, I chanced to read this caption on a YouTube link. The face in the thumbnail image is neither Bharat Bhushan or Shashi Kapoor. And so, intrigued as I was, I clicked on the thumbnail with the face of R Madhavan, to play this song whose caption was sounding so very familiar. It turns out, yes, it is a repeat song – a repeat of the very endearing and a must-have favorite from the 1969 film ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’. This signature track has been the theme of many an amorous message of love for the connoisseurs of the Hindi film music.

Ah, but the story of my discovery had just started. I checked out the name of the film. Turns out it is ‘Dil Vil Pyaaar Vyaar’ from 2002. I track down the Wikipedia page of this film. I had not heard of this film earlier. The story line weaves around the romance lives of young friends. Seemed like a run-of-the-mill rom-com tales that abound the landscape of the Hindi film world. An immediate analogy that came to mind, from the era familiar to me, was ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’ of 1957. Similar theme, romance tales of three young friends.

Ah but what wonderful and divine music that film has. I will not dwell on the delightful music created by the legendary Madan Mohan – I am sure all readers and friends are already very much taken in by the songs of that film from 1957.

Getting back to ‘DVPV’ (‘Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar’), I was thinking – seems like the producer of this film did not have much imagination to engage song writers and MDs to create some fresh songs. So he chose to easy route to re-use this song.

But as I continued down the Wikipedia page, and reached the Soundtrack section, my eyes remained agape in wonder. The film has 13 songs listed. And (OK now, hold your breath) – ALL, I repeat ALL songs are repeats of earlier hit songs of the 60s to 80s time period. Looking closey at the list, the second realization, and a big one, hit home. ALL the thirteen tracks are creations of RD Burman. Now this discovery surely something great and different.

A little more research and I am able to locate more information online. The producer of this film is a diehard fan of RD Burman and the music created by him. And this film ‘DVPV’ has been created as a tribute for his favorite MD. So, a story and a screenplay was conjured and 13 of RDB’s famous hits have been woven into it.

The producer of this film is Vivek Vaswani. As it turns out, he himself is the author of the story line of this film. The screenplay has been adapted from the story by Sujit Sen.

Of course the credits for the song will remain with the original creators. But for this film, the music for the songs has been re-arranged and re-recorded by Babloo Chakravorty. So all songs in this film are recorded in different voices.

Ah yes, in case you are wondering – yes, I plan to bring on board all the thirteen songs of this film, in good time. Quite a bonanza here for this series.

This wonderful song from ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’ has been re-recorded in the voice of Hariharan. On screen, it is performed by R Madhvan. I am sure all are familiar with this new name. My introduction to Madhavan has been through the 2009 hit film ‘3 Idiots’. I will try to say more about this film and its performers, in subsequent episodes, as I venture to cover all the songs of this film.

Other actors we see in this clip are Asrani and Namrata Shirodkar. The wonders that a song can do has not changed across the decades that Hindi films have been created, exhibited and watched. It has only become better, more imaginative and more incredulous. In the very early days of this blog itself, Atul ji had come to a conclusion, and he has so documented it in many a write up. That a situation in Hindi films takes about 3 minutes or so to be transformed. All it takes is a song. The song starts in a particular mood, with a particular expectation, and by the time the song ends, the desired mood and desired outcome is achieved and the expectations realized. In many earlier such discussions, we have seen quite wondrous and amazing things happen during the duration of a song.

With this song, things are no different. Rather, the stretch on the gullibility of comprehension is a bit too much. Madhavan is on a stage, participating in a music competition. Things to be noted about the setting. The stage where the performance happens is designed like a music CD. And the effect is complete with the singer handling a very old fashioned standing microphone. The antics Madhavan attempts with this mike takes us even further back to Elvis Presley performing live on stage, back in the 1950s.

His lady love, Namrata, is at the airport, already checked in for a flight that will take her thousands of miles away to another country, away from her beau. And voila. A ‘strategically’ placed TV screen within her view starts to telecast the music competition just as Madhavan is to present his song. The song starts. It is the replay of the famous aria – this one, from ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’.

All it takes in one stanza for the lady love to make up her mind to abandon her plans to leave the country, and she decides to go back into the beckoning arms of her lover. The second stanza is even more wondrous. The lady exits from the airport, starts to drive to where the competition is in progress. And, another VOILA – this time in capital letters – she drives through the Bombay traffic, with all her memories about times spent with her lover replaying on the mind’s screen, reaches the location and is on stage with her lover, by the time the second stanza comes to a close. And yes, even has time for a change of attire. The applause by the audience is still in progress as she makes an entrance through a hazy and foggy doorway, with the director making utmost efforts to make it appear like a fairy descending through the clouds.

I remember having seen a cartoon long long back advising filmgoers to please leave their logic and reasoning outside the door, when entering a cinema hall to watch a Hindi film (or maybe any film for that matter).

So mission accomplished. In less than three minutes, from the verge of just starting to board her flight, the lady love makes it from the airport to the competition stage and into the arms of her lover.

Long be loved – the wondrous Hindi film song. Yes, all it takes is a song.

Song – Tum Bin, Jaaun Kahaan. . .  (Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar) (2002) Singer – Hariharan, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – RD Burman
[Music rearranged by Babloo Chakravarty]

Lyricsa

tum bin jaaun kahan
tum bin jaaun kahaan
ke duniyaa mein aake
kuchh na phir chaahaa sanam
tumko chaah ke
tum bin jaaun kahaan
ke duniyaa mein aake
kuchh na phir chaahaa sanam
tumko chaah ke
tum bin

dekho mujhe sar se kadam tak
sirf pyaar hoon main
gale se lagaa lo ke tumhaara
bekaraar hoon main
tum kya jaano ke bhatakta fira
kis kis gali
tum ko chaah ke
tum bin jaaun kahaan
ke duniyaa mein aake
kuchh na phir chaahaa sanam
tumko chaah ke
tum bin

rah bhi sakoge tum kaise
ho ke mujhse judaa
hat jaayengi deewaaren
sun ke meri sadaa
aanaa hogaa tumhen mere liye
saathi meri
sooni raah ke
tum bin jaaun kahaan
ke duniyaa mein aake
kuchh na phir chaahaa kabhi
tumko chaah ke…
tum bin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
के दुनिया में आ के
कुछ ना फिर
चाहा सनम
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
के दुनिया में आ के
कुछ ना फिर
चाहा सनम
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन

देखो मुझे सर से कदम तक
सिर्फ प्यार हूँ मैं
गले से लगा लो के तुम्हारा
बेक़रार हूँ मैं
तुम क्या जानो के भटकता फिरा
किस किस गली
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
के दुनिया में आ के
कुछ ना फिर
चाहा सनम
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन

रह भी सकोगे तुम कैसे
हो के मुझ से जुदा
हट जाएंगी दीवारें
सुन के मेरी सदा
आना होगा तुम्हें मेरे लिए
साथी मेरी
सूनी राह के
तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
के दुनिया में आ के
कुछ ना फिर
चाहा सनम
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन

 

 

 


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4954 Post No. : 16822 Movie Count :

4578

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 13#
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We are adding the missing movies of 1972 to the blog. The year 1972 saw 131 movies released in Hindi language. Out of this we have 110 movies presented on the blog. From the remaining twenty-one movies songs for six movies seems to be unavailable (one partially available) as of now. And there is no information about the songs of ‘five’ movies. One movie ‘Zaroorat’ was without songs. That leaves us with nine movies which area yet to be introduced on the blog and those will be part of this series in coming days.

Today’s movie is ‘Ratna Daaku’. It is one hundred and eleventh movie of this year 1972 to be presented on the blog. The film is directed by KSR Das for PNR Pictures, Madras. It had SV Ranga Rao, Krishna, Chandramohan, S Ranga Rao, Dulipala, Narayan Rao, Raja Sulochana, V Nirmala, Ameeta, Baby Dolly and others. Jyothi Laxmi and Jayshree T. make special appearances in this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.12.1972.

This movie had five songs written by BR Tripathi. Music was composed by Satyam. The list of songs in this movie is as given below (as provided in HFGK).

Sl. No. Song Title Singer/s
01 Haa, Aaj To Mera Ho Ja Tu, Chhod Ke Yoon Re Naa Jaa Tu Vani Jairam
02 O H Oho Aa Meri Meesri Ki Meethhi Dali, Manna Dey
03 Rataiyya Baba, Ramjaniya Baba, Har Dil Ki Ye Lailaa Manna Dey, Vani Jairam
04 Chakku Ghusaa Re, Zehar Se Bujhaa Re, Vani Jairam
05 Ye To Pyaaraa Roz Ho … Happy Birthday To You S.P. Balasubramaniam, Vani Jairam

Today’s song is sung by Vani Jairam and only audio of the song is available as of now. I think this movie must have been an obscure movie of its time, so videos of this movie seem to be unavailable on internet.

Let us have a look on the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding the today’s movie. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post from movie ‘Pistolwaali’ to today’s movie song-post.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07.12.1972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17.11.1972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04.11.1972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07.10.1972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02.09.1972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05.06.1972 0 No Information
65 Kavi Sammelan Kedar Sharma 18.02.1972 0 17
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11.07.1972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T. Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12.12.1972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27.11.1972 Songs Not Available 4
90 Pistolwaali K.S.R. Das Satyam 11.04.1972 1 5
91 Piyaa Ka Ghar Basu Chatterjee Laxmikant-Pyarelal 23.02.1972 4 4
92 Putlibaai Ashok Rai Jay Kumar 04.05.1972 5 5
93 Pyaar Deewaanaa Samar Chatterjee Lala Sattar 02.11.1972 2 8
94 Raaja Jaani Mohan Sehgal Laxmikant-Pyarelal 11.10.1972 6 6
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L. Chakravarty 04.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
96 Raakhi Aur Hathkadi SM Sagar RD Burman 10.11.1972 1 7
97 Raampur Ka Laxman Manmohan Desai RD Burman 24.07.1972 7 6
98 Raani Meraa Naam KSR Das RD Burman 19.04.1972 1 4
99 Raaste Ka Patthar Mukul Dutt Laxmikant-Pyarelal 27.11.1972 3 5
100 Ratna Daaku KSR Das Satyam

29.12.1972

Making its debut on the blog today 5

*Notes:

  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’ and ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadoo Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

With the today’s song ‘Ratna Daaku’ makes its debut on the blog.

Let us now listen to the today’s song and welcome ‘Ratna Daaku’ on the blog.

Song – Aaj To Mera Ho Ja Tu (Ratna Daaku) (1972) Singer – Vani Jairam, Lyrics – BR Tripathi, MD – Satyam

Lyrics

haa
aaj to mera ho ja tu
chhod ke yoon re na ja tu
dil ko thhoda behla tu
mann ko thhoda samjha tu

ab haaye re main mar na sakoon. . .
naa main haaye jee bhi sakoon. . .

haaye re main mar na sakoon. . .
naa main haaye jee bhi sakoon. . .

ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru
laa laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa laa

mujhse ae
tum yoon roothh ke ae
jaiyyo na ho aaj re ae
dil mein
mere dil mein
bhadka hai re
josh aisaa
maza loota toone
maza re ae
aaj to mera ho jaa tu
chhod ke yoon re na ja tu
dil ko thhoda behla tu
mann ko thhoda samjha tu
haaye re main mar na sakoon. . .
naa main haaye jee bhi sakoon. . .

ye lo sainyya
lut gayi ee
main re
jeete ji mar gayi
ye lo sainyya
lut gayi ee
main re
jeete ji mar gayi
teri aur meri
ye kahaani
sab ne jaani
nasha khushi maza aaya re
aaj to mera ho ja tu
chhod ke yoon re na ja tu
dil ko thhoda behla tu
mann ko thhoda samjha tu
haaye re main mar na sakoon. . .
naa main haaye jee bhi sakoon. . .


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This article is the 16800th post in the blog.

Blog Day :

4942 Post No. : 16800

Centuries – pivotal events. And always welcome. Give us a quantized measure of manageable progress.  Like one part of a lo..ong project accomplished. Or like completing one cycle of an endless process. Would we like to compare with the earth going around the sun? Maybe not a good idea. A century taking 365 days to complete. Or maybe compare to Victor Trumper and Don Bradman and Majid Khan – getting a century in the very first session of a test match. Ah but that maybe going too fast for this crowded bandwagon of Atulites.

Well then maybe the Phileas Fogg of the Victorian Britain, who put the girdle around the world in eighty days. Hmm. . . that could be a close measure. Although I assure you that this bandwagon is trotting along somewhat faster than him, and his trusted valet – Passepartout. Now this name always intrigued me till the time I discovered that this faithful valet was a Frenchman. And that explained a lot that happened in the saga of the precise Mr. Fogg.

So let’s see. We are now at the 168th century mark on this trip into the dreamland of music. If he did a Fogg-Song-A-Day on his trip, one girdle of the earth would account for 80 songs. And if he did this 168 times, he would have enjoyed the flavor of 13,440 editions of Hindi film music. So yes, we are doing better than him on that count.

[Ah yes, you may catch the misdirection in my drift, but then this is just a tongue in cheek opening of the one hundred and sixty eighth hundred milestone post of remarkable blog.]

Remarkable is just one word, and it is incapable of spanning the entire gamut of emotions that arise when I begin to describe this blog. And its accomplishments. And yes, we have a gargantuan accomplishment, as recent as three days ago, that we must also talk about. And we will.

So yes, remarkable is an inadequate qualifier. Into the fourteenth year now, and few months away from completing it. And no bureaucratic or corporate infrastructure to drive it. And appearing on a day to day basis, just like the sun rising in the east every day. The drive of THE one person, and the “साथी हाथ बढ़ाना. . .” pull and push of the entire bandwagon. In my entire personal experience of all the young years I have, I have never seen or even heard someone mention something similar; of the classic real life manifestation of the celebrated poetic idiom of Majrooh Sb – “. . . लोग साथ आते गए, और कारवां बनता गया”.

Beyond all the kudos and accolades and all the bouquets and all the doffed headgear that we can shout out with joy, we must also acknowledge and honor – that element of destiny that actually drives all the human endeavors. Like the Marco of ‘Guide’ says to Raju, when he discovers the lost caves of ancient history, replete with sculpted beauties – a lifetime of aspirations realized. He says, “. . . लेकिन तुम जानते हो राजू, आज तक कोई पारखी यहाँ तक क्यों नहीं आया? क्योंकि ये काम मेरी किस्मत में लिखा था।” [“But do you know Raju, why no connoisseur has ever reached here? Because this discovery was destined to be my endeavor.”]

Yes, the endeavors of the chosen, ordained by destiny. For other than that, there is no plausible explanation as to why it happens so in the affairs of men and in the flow of history. Accomplishments, discoveries, explorations, deeds of triumph – history always has a name written on them. It is never that hordes of men discovered America, or that a whole school of mathematicians got together to propose the methods of Calculus. History always has a name – a singular busybody to associate with high tides of achievements.

This blog, by any measure, is a feat of incalculable perseverance, and defined merit that has endured years and years of continuity. And that is yet an understatement, as for the subject matter that this blog deals with – the unending ocean of music that is the Hindi film song. And a project that has now assumed a life of its own. At the 16,800 mark today, we are just about at the one third mark, considering just the first five decades of Hindi cinema. And not even at one fifth, if the scale expands to cover almost the entire ten decades of film music – as the time passes. Only an insightful vision can fathom the purpose, the purposefulness, and the lasting dedication that has brought this humble beginning that started with saying – “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li” to that zenith of accomplishment where the burden of the group song now is

Geeton Se Dosti Hai, Music Se Yaari Hai
Aise Maze Ki Pyaare Zindagi Hamaari Hai

A Labor of Love – so rightly printed in the banner of our home page. There is no other way accomplishments of such enormous magnitude are made. Decidedly yes, one song at a time. But the cumulative effect of the persistent doggedness and the dedicated perseverance brings us here to this pinnacle of a looming mountain range ahead.

There is so much about this blog that boggles the mind that I would like to propose we stop calling this Atul-Song-a-Day Blog and start calling it Atul-Song-a-Day Boggler. Because that is what happens with this bandwagon – a new mind boggling something or the other week-in and week-out. Everything is so colossal and titanic about this blog that it is now beyond even creating wonder in the minds of regulars.

And yet, we have events on the blog that shake us all. Three days ago, on 25th Jan, the visitor clock on our home paged logged in the 15 Millionth visit. Atul ji had done some basic averaging to announce that we are clocking more than three thousand visitors per day, which in turn translates to two visitors hitting this blog every minute. Quite a crazy number considering that this blog deals with a topic that one would consider as not being the choice of majority of the social media users. Hindi film song, and that too pre 1980s. And goodness, non digital music – who would prefer that in this age. But of course, the numbers belie expectations. 3000+ hits a day – I am sure very few non-commercial, non-social-media web sites can boast of such a massive following.

So, 168th century. And 15 million visitors. Celebrations are called for and have been announced. But of the date today, there is one more celebration that we must honor and observe. Suman Kalyanpur, an eminent and essential Diva of Hindi cinema, turns 85 today.

The profiles and biographies and discographies – all have been touched upon and presented in numerous posts on this blog itself. I will not attempt to present those details again. I will talk about Suman Kalyanpur, as I see her in my mind, an artist, an accomplished singer who has made her mark on the history of Indian cinema, in face of many odds and struggles.

The singular expression that comes to mind when her name is mentioned – a quiet and humble persona that has led a blemish-less career as a playback singer, a career that has lasted almost four decades of active performance. The tinsel town that is India’s film industry, is a hard and difficult place to survive. Much has been said about the circumstances that have been faced by many a talented and gifted artists who did not get their seat on the stage of first tier performers. And it is surprising to see many a name that did not make it.

But surely, here is a name that was not a first preference of the top line banners and music directors. Despite that, to make a mark and leave behind memories of songs that will never be forgotten – that is surely an accomplishment. A major part of her repertoire belongs to the B and C grade cinema. And when one listens to those obscure and forgotten sounds and melodies, one is surely inclined to wonder.

Today, I present an obscure and unheard melody – a song from an obscure film from 1963 – ‘Royal Mail’. One of the many variations of the theme of Zorro that have kept appearing regularly in Indian cinema. For a long time, this film was unavailable, until recently, when the video of this appeared online. Although the film is available now, but all the songs of this film are not. Especially this song, a solo rendition by Suman Kalyanpur – I have not been able to locate it online, and so I have uploaded it from my collection.

Way back in 2014, I had uploaded one song of this film, at the request of a reader of another blog. That song is “Chali Jaaye Re Jeevan Ki Gaadi”. The lead pair in this film are somewhat unknown names – Mahesh Kumar and Ambika. The above mentioned song was picturised on this lead pair. And today’s song also features the lead pair. Mahesh Kumar is present in the clip, but only Ambika is lip syncing the song. The dialogues leading into the song indicate the situation. The Rajkumari (Ambika) was in some trouble, and a masked vigilante (Mahesh Kumar) saves her. This masked person is known in the land as Royal Mail, and is a friend of the poor and the oppressed, and a foe of the oppressors. And when he asks permission to leave, Rajkumari breaks into this song, expressing her gratitude and requesting the masked masquerader to stay and accept her love.

The words are from the pen of Indeevar, and the music is by Avinash Vyas. An unheard and lovely song that I post today, to honor Suman ji on her 85th birthday. I wish her well, I wish her good health and comfort and I wish her many more such celebrations to follow.

So, we have had centuries today, we have had millions, and we also have an important birthday celebration. 28th Jan, 2022 – a red letter day of sorts.

I wish Atul ji, and the rest of the gang of bandwagoneers many more centuries up ahead. That the drums may keep rolling and the band keeps on playing – all the wonderful music that we love.

I would like to close this post with some lines remembered from the very first song posted by Atul ji, four thousand nine hundred and forty one days ago –

ab aage jo bhi ho anjaam, dekha jaayega
khuda tarash liya, aur bandagi kar li

Happy listening.


Song – Zindagi Dene Wale Dil To Mera Leta Jaa  (Royal Mail) (1963) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

zindagi dene waale
dil to mera leta ja
pyaar tu de ke na de
yaad to apni deta ja
zindagi dene waale

dil ki aankhon se tujhko dekha
hum ne pehchaan liya
tere dil ki pooja mein
hum ne tujhe apna maan liya
hum ne tujhe apna maan liya
zindagi dene waale
dil to mera leta ja
pyaar tu de ke na de
yaad to apni deta ja
zindagi dene waale

phool sa dil seena parbat sa
tujh sa koi dildaar kahaan
tere iraade rok sakey jo
aisi hai deewaar kahaan
aisi hai deewaar kahaan
zindagi dene waale
dil to mera leta ja
pyaar tu de ke na de
yaad to apni deta ja
zindagi dene waale

sab kuchh de kar kuchh na liya
tu kaisa dene waala hai
tera shukriya jaane waale
kaisa jaadu daala hai
kaisa jaadu daala hai
zindagi dene waale
dil to mera leta ja
pyaar tu de ke na de
yaad to apni deta ja
zindagi dene waale

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ज़िंदगी देने वाले
दिल तो मेरा लेता जा
प्यार तू दे के ना दे
याद तो अपनी देता जा
ज़िंदगी देने वाले

दिल की आँखों से तुझको देखा
हमने पहचान लिया
तेरे दिल की पूजा में
हमने तुझे अपना मान लिया
हमने तुझे अपना मान लिया
ज़िंदगी देने वाले
दिल तो मेरा लेता जा
प्यार तू दे के ना दे
याद तो अपनी देता जा
ज़िंदगी देने वाले

फूल सा दिल सीना परबत सा
तुझ सा कूई दिलदार कहाँ
तेरे इरादे रोक सके जो
ऐसी है दीवार कहाँ
ऐसी है दीवार कहाँ
ज़िंदगी देने वाले
दिल तो मेरा लेता जा
प्यार तू दे के ना दे
याद तो अपनी देता जा
ज़िंदगी देने वाले

सब कुछ दे कर कुछ ना लिया
तू कैसा देने वाला है
तेरा शुक्रिया जाने वाले
कैसा जादू डाला है
कैसा जादू डाला है
ज़िंदगी देने वाले
दिल तो मेरा लेता जा
प्यार तू दे के ना दे
याद तो अपनी देता जा
ज़िंदगी देने वाले


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