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Blog Day :

4270 Post No. : 15500 Movie Count :

4271

Ok, so Atul approached me a few days ago requesting me for a post for a special occasion.

My posts have become very infrequent here – in fact, before my latest post on Sahir’s birth anniversary (8th March), my previous post was on his death anniversary last year (25th October). So a gap of more than 4 months.

But then, like often happens in Test cricket, you wait and wait for a wicket to fall – and when one falls, another quickly follows.

Same has happened here. Following quickly on the heels of the 8th March post, here is another one.

And on such an occasion that I just could not refuse. Let’s just call it the perfect yorker. 🙂

Friends, I am SO honoured here to present Rafisaab’s 3000th song on this blog.

Please allow me now to take a deep breath to let this sink in.

I don’t remember now when we got to Rafisaab’s 1000th and 2000th songs, but as we scale new heights, it feels like we’re entering rarified space.

3000 songs of one artiste on our blog is quite an astonishing achievement. Of course, we’ve already got there with Lata Mangeshkar (she’s going strong with 3500+ right now) but Rafisaab is only the second artiste to hit this milestone here.

Even as I write this post, I feel extremely humbled – and undeserving of this honour. This post is supposed to be a tribute not just to Rafisaab, but to this blog itself.

And there have been so many more here, starting with Atul himself, who deserve to write this. My contributions have dramatically reduced – while there are at least a dozen others (actually many more), who contribute much more, and far more regularly.

But since I am a big Rafisaab fan, I think Atul approached me for this. (In fact there are even bigger Rafisaab fans here – but let’s not start comparing. :-))

Having said all that, let’s talk a bit about Rafisaab here – and our love for him.
I say “our”, because I know I speak for everyone here when I say, we all love Rafisaab here. Only the degree might differ.

Speaking for me personally (and maybe for others too), it has never been about just Rafisaab’s voice.

Sure, for his voice alone, he would easily have had a special place in my heart. That divinity in his voice, his ability to transport me into a different realm altogether, the intonations, the “thehraav” – all of these put him on a level that’s stratospheric for me.

I have spent hours listening to Rafisaab, often intending to listen to just one song. 🙂 I’d listen to one, then get tempted to listen to another, then another, and so on. And before I’d realize it, the minutes would turn into hours. I’ve even spent all night listening to him (ok, that was a few years ago, when I coul stay awake all night). 🙂

It has been said many times before, and by many, but I will say it again – at least in HFM, I haven’t seen any singer with the versatility of Rafisaab. He could deliver every single song in exactly the mood and range required for it. Which is why he could do rock and pop singing just as comfortably as he could do bhajans and ghazals.

Rafisaab could totally get you into any mood the song demanded. He could just mesmerize you into it.

One moment he’s singing the breezy “pukaarta chala hoon main” or the sensuous “aaja re aa zaraa”, the next he’s singing the bhajan “sukh ke sab saathi”. 🙂

One moment, you’re imagining yourself as Shammi Kapoor with “aaja aaja main hoon pyaar tera”, the next you’re Bharat Bhushan lamenting “o duniya ke rakhwaale”. 🙂

They said of Rafisaab that he was an extremely shy and quiet person outside the recording room. You could barely hear his voice.

But once, in the room, recording?

He was a totally different person.

He would be so totally immersed in the song, giving it the very best he could, that you couldn’t believe it was the same person who, outside the room, hardly ever spoke.

In this sense, Rafisaab was a thorough professional. He always sought to give his very best, regardless of who the composer was.

In stature, he was often far higher than most of the composers he sang for. So it is only normal that composers might have hesitated to ask him for a retake, and could have just gone with whatever had been recorded, even if they were not fully satisfied.

But such was Rafisaab’s humility, such was his professionalism, such was his lack of ego, that he would ask the composer if it was ok – and if the composer had any suggestions for improvement, Rafisaab would redo it to the composer’s satisfaction.

That is truly the sign of greatness of an artiste.
And, considering how many successful artistes end up with ego too to match, Rafisaab stands out as an exception.

There are so many other things about Rafisaab that speak of the greatness of him as a human being.

There are other examples of Rafisaab’s nature that are also endearing.

For example, the fact that he sang for composers for a nominal fee, even just a token one rupee, because he knew they could not afford to pay him fees compatible with his stature.

Even in the royalty issue, which resulted in his fallout with Lata, his stand was typical. I don’t want to play judge here, and talk about whether his/Lata’s action was right or wrong, but it was typical of Rafisaab to feel that he had been adequately compensated for the work he had done, and shouldn’t ask for more.

Rafisaab’s generosity went beyond the industry. He provided financial support to people who did not even know who their benefactor was.

All of this, without the slightest arrogance. When someone would praise one of his songs, Rafisaab would just smile and point upwards , as if to say “sab ooparwaale ki kripa hai”.

There’s SO much one could learn from Rafisaab and his values. Ever-polite, ever-professional, ever-helpful, ever-smiling, ever-humble. And ever the family man too, because he always enjoyed spending time with his family.

I’ve written many times about him here – and much of what I’m saying here is repetitive (and possibly boring), but it always gives me great joy to write about Rafisaab, whatever the occasion.

I invariably then write about his character and not just his songs, because his character amazes me just as much as his amazing voice.

So the fact that we have now got 3000 songs of Rafisaab on this blog is a hugely satisfying achievement. My hearty congratulations to Atul, and to everyone else who has been part of this process.

Oh, and in all the discussion about Rafisaab and his 3000th song, I almost forgot.

There’s another milestone to celebrate today – today’s song also happens to be the 15500th song on the blog.

Yes, 15,500.

There was a time, in the early years of the blog, when every century was a major milestone. Then, as the centuries began getting clocked with regularity, the celebration around them decreased. We had entered the chiliad league, so our major milestones became 1000, 2000, 3000 and so on….now past 15000.
The 100s became minor milestones.
While this is understandable to some extent after 155 centuries, I still think every century deserves to be celebrated.

Let us NEVER forget that EVERY song involves a fair amount of effort, and though contributors (*cough*, *cough*) do their bit, every song still requires time & effort from Atul/Sudhirji. And they’ve put this effort 100 times, since 15400. So, I definitely think they deserve appreciation and a round of applause for this.

Now onto the song for today.

You can always trust Atul to unearth songs that have long faded from people’s memory. Or maybe they never got attention when they were released.

The same applies to films too. After all, the Hindi film industry is prolific, with hundreds of films being released every year, and thousands of songs.

As a result, many songs and films never get attention.

This blog has always tried to unearth such songs and films, and to give them their share in the limelight, even if it is several years after their release. After all, every song involves a lot of effort from many artistes. And for a film? The effort is several times more – involving so many more people, in various capacities, each one playing his/her role hoping to see the film succeed at the box-office.

I don’t know the success rate of films, but I’d say there are far more films that don’t click at the box-office, than those which do. Let’s not get into reasons here – I’m no pundit – but I do always like to acknowledge the effort that has gone into making a film anyway.

Why so much of a build-up in this post?

Because the song for today has as much to do with the film as with the song itself.

Prima facie, the song looks like a routine song. It’s a qawwali, with its usual nok-jhok, and, as isn’t uncommon in movies, with disguises. 🙂

Now I’m a sucker for qawwalis, so even though this probably isn’t in the same league as many more illustrious ones, I’m happy to just listen to it, and enjoy it.
Besides, this was 1982 – and by then, qawwalis were slowly on the decline. The times had changed, and naturally films had to reflect the changed times.
So I wouldn’t judge this qawwali, keeping other classics in mind. 🙂

When Atul sent me an e-mail requesting me for a write-up, he explained why he picked this song. It has to do with not just the song, but the film as well.

This is what he said:

The song that I have chosen for the occasion is a special song. It is a rare song. It is composed by an obscure music director called B T Singh. It is the only song of B T Singh with Rafi in his career. HFGK mentions that music was arranged and composed by Uttam Singh. He could be assistant to B T Singh.

The movie is an obscure movie called “Chambal Ke Daaku”(1982). This movie was Produced by R S Sandhu , written and directed by S Azhar for S L Cheema films, Bombay.
The USP of the movie was “Real dacoits pesented first time on screen.”
The movie had real dacoits viz Mohar Singh, Madho Singh, Fateh Singh, Lakhan Singh, Kalyan Singh and hundred of ex dacoits, and actors like Nazneen, Javed Khan, Madhumalini, Sulochana, Malti Joshi, Yasmeen, Birbal, Dushyant, Deep, Ashok, S S Khan, Nirmal Singh, Shamsher Singh, Jeewan Singh, Joginder Singh, Amreek Singh, Joginder Singh Laddhar, Mahendra Singh, Chandrakala, Ramesh Deo, Sohel Khan, Joga Singh, Sayyad Khan, Praveen Lakhad, Gajendra Gadge, Rajkumar, Baw Brar, Shabbir Khan, Guest apppearances by Padma Khanna, Hina Kausar, Mahendra, Raza Murad etc.”

Wow!
So now we have a film here where real-life dacoits just decided to act in a film. Maybe there are other examples too (what about “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai”)?

In any case, it is a rather fascinating scenario. And of course, when I learnt about this, my mind began working overtime, imagining all sorts of things.

– Were they active dacoits, wanted by the police? If so, how did they get to act? Or had they served their sentence, and reformed? In which case, they shouldn’t be judged on their past, of course.
– How much were they paid?
– Was it maybe just a smart move for the producer to co-opt real-life dacoits so that not only does he have a USP, but he also has access to their expertise, and could film in locations he wouldn’t otherwise dare to?
– How did co-stars, and the rest of the crew feel? Imagine having chai with a real-life dacoit. You’d probably not want to upset him, or even crack a joke about him, for fear of him taking offence at it
– In the shooting scenes, was anyone worried that the dacoits might just get excited and take it all too literally?

Such thoughts, and more, came to my mind, because this was reel life and real life potentially getting mixed up. The key word here is “potentially”. 🙂

Chambal itself was a common film theme in those days – especially in the 70s and early 80s. Films mirror real-life events, and dacoity used to be in the news off and on in those days. There were plenty of dacoit films made in that time, the most famous being Sholay, of course. 🙂

I remember VP Singh, CM of UP (1980-82) came down hard on dacoity in his time, and even got a lot of praise for it. But soon after, there was a major dacoity, as if to spite him – and he offered to resign as CM.

I myself used to travel a lot by train from Orissa to Delhi in the early 80s, and go through Gwalior-Morena (I think Dholpur in Rajasthan also), which I think is the Chambal area. The landscape would be “interesting”, and would trigger my imagination. 🙂

Anyway, enough of digression.

Back to the song, it is sung by Rafisaab (of course), together with Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey. Rafisaab passed away in 1980, so it’s possible this is one of his last few songs – unless the film took a while to get released.

I must admit I couldn’t recognise many faces – but Ramesh Deo is, of course, unmistakeable.

Hope you enjoy the song, and imagine yourself singing it with real-life dacoits in Chambal Valley. 🙂

And once again, congratulations to the blog for clocking Rafisaab’s 3000th, and the blog’s 15500th.

Audio

Video


Song-Uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil (Chambal Ke Daaku)(1982) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-B T Singh
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

banaayenge bhanwar mein raasta
aur lahron pe saahil
bhanwar kehte hain uljhan ko o
lahar ka naam hai ae ae mushqil

uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
kehta hai aaj yehi mera dil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

kahaan se aaye ho
bolo ji kya iraada hai

Ji kya iraada hai
hamaari baat hai
ya doosron se waada hai

ye dil ka raaz hai
dil mein hi rehne do dilbar
haan rehne do dilbar
banega baat ka afsaana honthon pe aa kar
dilon ke raaz ko
o o o o o o
dilon ke raaz ko
nazron se ham to
kehte hain
kehte hain
kehte hain
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
gaafil
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

haaye
haseen adaaon ka rangeen nazaara dekhenge
nazaara dekhenge
ham apni aankh se kismat ka taara dekhenge
haaye ae ae ae
ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
nazar nawaaz
nazaaron mein jee nahin lagta
haaye ae ae
haseen chaand sitaaron mein aen
jee nahin lagta
sa ni ma dha pa ni
dhi ma pa ni sa
sa ni sa dha ni
pa dha
ma pa
ma ga ma
ga re ga sa re
sa re ga ma pa
nigaah e naaz ka hamko ishaara mil jaaye

ishaara mil jaaye
hamen bhi jeene ka
koi sahaara mil jaaye

isharaa paaoge ae ae ae
isharaa paaoge
jhaanko hamaari aankhon mein
aankhon mein
aankhon mein
chaand se chehre pe
taaron ki jhilmil
jhilmil

chaand se chehre pe taaron ki jhilmil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

samajh gaya hoon main
dil aur nazar ke afsaane

nazar ke afsaane
anaar ek hai
aur uske do hain deewaane

deewaana kaun hai
duniya ko ye bataana hai
yahi bataana hai
nazar ke teer se taqdeer aazmaana hai
jo hoshiyaar hai
ae ae ae ae ae
jo hoshiyaar hai
duniya usi ke kaabil hai
kaabil hai
kaabil hai
mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
mehfil

mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
kahin uljhan hai
kahin mushqil hai

kahin mehfil kahin manzil
ye lo mera fasaana
ye kissa hai puraana
oho
hamaara dil na todo
oho
ye dil ki bat chhodo
oho
mere nazdeek aao
oho
qayaamat na uthhaao
oho
tumhaara dil hai patthar
aha
magar tum ho sitamgar
oho
mujhe tarpaaya tumne
oho
mujhe uljhaaya tumne
oho
tujhe hamne pooja
oho
mere dil mein hai dooja

oho
kahaan hai wo kidhar hai
oho
idhar hai ye udhar hai


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Blog Day : 4255 Post No. : 15475

“Sewa”(1942), an obscure “social” movie, was directed by Dhirubhai B Desai for Ashok Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Zahoor Raja, A K Kabuli, Hadi, Prabha Shankar, Shyam Sundar, Bulbul, Shanta, Radha Rani, Anwari, Alice etc. in it.

The movie had 13 songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Sewa”(1942) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kamla. J C Kaur is the lyricist. music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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

With this song, we now have 200 S N Tripathi compositions in the blog.


Song-Mohan tum Mohan (Sewa)(1942) Singer-Kamla, Lyrics-J C Kapur, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Mohan tum Mohan
Mohan tum Mohan
mere Mohan
naina sohan
mere Mohan
naina sohan

Mohan Raadhe
Raadhe Mohan
Mohan Raadhe
Raadhe Mohan
Raadha sajni
Mohan Saajan
Raadha sajni
Mohan Saajan

Naina
naina mere Gokul Mathura
naina mere Gokul Mathura
aur man hai Vrindaawan
aa aa
aur man hai Vrindaawan
aa
Vrindaawan ki kunj galin mein
Vrindaawan ki kunj galin mein
murli bajaayenge manmohan
haan murli bajaayenge manmohan
Mohan
tum Mohan
haan
Mohan
tum Mohan
mere Mohan
naina sohan

pee pee papeeha bolega
pee pee
pee pee
pee pee papeeha bolega
kaanon mein amrit gholega
kaanon mein amrit gholega
rimjhim jab meha barsega
rimjhim jab meha barsega
Raadhe ka jiyara dolega
Raadhe ka jiyara dolega aa
Raadha pukaaregi
Mohan
Mohan
Raadha pukaaregi
Mohan
Mohan

Hanste aayenge nand nandan
Hanste aayenge nand nandan
wo paas bulaayenge
aur galey lagaayenge
preet ki reet sikhaayenge Mohan
preet ki reet sikhaayenge Mohan
naina sohan
mere Mohan
Mohan


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Blog Day : 4206 Post No. : 15400

Regulars of this blog must have got used to the fact that only one or two “new” songs get discussed daily in this blog and that is all. But oldtimer regulars would recall days of yore when six to seven songs were discussed in a day. On occasions, I had the mortification of being admonished by a subscriber to the blog. “I am a music lover but not so much that I can tolerate getting a song post notification every hour”- he stated. He must have registered for the blog on those days when I was able to post even twelve and thirteen posts in a day. 🙂

This is the fifth post of the day. Going by the present sedate ways of the blog, it is rather unusual. The last time this blog had 5 posts in a day was on 17 march 2019. That was the only such occurrence in the blog in 2019. In comparison, 2018 saw 37 such days. In 2012, when the blog was operating at a Sehwag like strike rate, we had 60 such days. As many as eight songs were covered daily on 39 days in 2012 !

So temporarily, it is feeling like old days for me. But today the reason for this suddenly found enthusiasm is that I want to complete the 154th century writeup of the blog before the weekend, when the going will get tough as far as posting articles is concerned.

I find that the blogging mindset is different when one is posting many posts in a day vis a vis the situation when one intends to post just one write-up. In discussing just one (or two) song in a day, we take a conservative approach. We basically become status quo-ist. On the other hand, when one posts many songs in a day one acts like an adventur-ist.

A conservative man would get defeated by the weather conditions (cold foggy winters) while an adventurist man would wake up early and go on a morning walk when the entire world is hiding under razaai. I find that even on this count I have become an adventurist. For the last few days, I have started going on a morning walk come fog or cold. No, I have not done it voluntarily. It is my pet Chhote who has suddenly become fond of being taken for a walk. So he insists that I take him for a walk in the morning, in the afternoon, and in fact all the time. So now I have started to wake up early, and have started walking early morning, often in chilly low visibility foggy conditions. And after that, I have begun to feel like a million dollars. This winter weather is not so daunting, I have rediscovered. I in fact regularly used to wake up even earlier (at 5 AM) during my stay at Bareilly. So now I am rediscovering my old self when I used to be more determined, and less conservative.

And that determination may well have been getting reflected here in the blog today. 🙂 It is the fifth and final song for the day. and I am realising that covering so many posts in a day is not all that tough. 🙂

In the process, I ended up listeing to lots and lots of songs yesterday night (as I used to do earlier) and I rediscovered the pleasures of stumbling upon gems after musical gems. Yesterday, Sudhir Jee asked me if I had any particular song in mind for this century post and I replied in negative. Within a few hours, I was spoilt for choice ! I discovered so many great songs that I had never heard before. and that is the situation when I may have already heard more that 15400 plus songs !

This song is from “Choron Ka Chaor” (1970). This forgotten movie was a stunt movie which was produced and directed by Muhammad Hussain for MH Films, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Shabnam, Madan Puri, Shetty, Agha, Bhagwan, Roopesh Kumar, Jayshree T, Randheer, Meena, Neelam, Paro Devi, Gul Hamid, Kamini Devi, Shefali, Jerry, Anjum, Dada Kurte, Moolchand, Dilip Dagi, Sabir, V Gopal, Vishwas Kunte, Master Ripple, Indira Bansal, Habeeb, Trilok Singh, Tiger Abdullah etc. in it.

The movie had four forgotten songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from the movie. This song is one that I had never heard before. It is sung by two female singers who are better known as sisters of their more famous singing sisters. Most of the time they used to get duets with more celebrated singers. Here these two relatively ‘unsung’ singers are given an opportunity to carry a song on their own shoulders. And I must say that the song is just FANTASTIC. Too bad that this song has been forgotten. Or may be it was not even heard by public. I know for sure that I had never heard this song before.

A fantastic song that we are covering as the 15400th song post in the blog. Only the audio of the song is available. Even the audio is quite rare to come by. This song deserves better treatment.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. This song sounds like a synchronized dance song performed by two female dancers in a ‘Villain’s den’ situation.

This song also marks the 100th song of Farooque Kaiser in the blog as a lyricist. Quite a befitting song to bring up his 100th song in the blog ! He becomes the 30th lyricist and 98th artist overall to complete a century of songs in the blog.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for the continuous support and encouragement that has ensured continuous existence of this blog for over 4200 days (4206 days to be precise ! ). Let us hope that we will see many more such landmarks, and that the frequency of these landmarks will go up as was the case in the past.


Song – Dil Dhadka, Dil Dhadka, Wahi Shola Phir Bhadka (Choron Ka Chor) (1970) Singers – Shyama Hemmadi, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Farooque Kaiser, MD – Dattaram
Usha Mangeshkar + Shyama Hemmadi

Lyrics

dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ye akhiyaan
akhiyaan
ye akhiyaan
us pe ye mera sharmaana
haaye allah
allah
haaye allah
kar dega tumhen deewaana
zara dheere se
zara haule se
tadpaana
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ji hamse
hamse
ji hamse
jaaoge kahaan tum bachke
o sajna
sajna
o sajna
pag pag pe kamariya lachke
zara tan tan ke
zara ban ban ke
tarsaana
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ye jalwa
jalwa
ye jalwa
kaisa hai zara kehne do
ye parda
parda
ye parda
aankhon pe pada rehne do
zara ruk ruk ke
zara jhuk jhuk ke
lehraana

dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka

dil dhadka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

ये अखियाँ
अखियाँ
ये अखियाँ
उस पे ये मेरा शरमाना
हाए अल्लाह
अल्लाह
हाए अल्लाह
कर देगा तुम्हें दीवाना
ज़रा धीरे से
ज़रा हौले से
तड़पाना
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

जी हमसे
हमसे
जी हमसे
जाओगे कहाँ तुम बचके
ओ सजना
सजना
ओ सजना
पग पग पे कमरिया लचके
ज़रा तन तन के
ज़रा बन बन के
तरसाना
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

ये जल्वा
जल्वा
ये जल्वा
कैसा है ज़रा कहने दो
ये पर्दा
पर्दा
ये पर्दा
आँखों पे पड़ा रहने दो
ज़रा रुक रुक के
ज़रा झुक झुक के
लहराना

दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे


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Blog Day : 4173 Post No. : 15347

“Man Ka Meet” (1968) was produced by Sunil Dutt and directed by A Subba Rao for Ajanta Arts Production, Bombay. The movie had Som Dutt, Leena Chandavarkar, Vinod Khanna, Om Prakash, Rajendra Nath, Anwar, Jeevan, Achala Sachdev, Sandhya Rani etc in it.

The movie, which was used as a launch vehicle for Som Dutt (brother of Sunil Dutt), instead helped launch the career of Vinod Khanna, who was another debutant, who played the villain in the movie.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Man Ka Meet” (1968) to appear in the blog. This song is a get together dance performance song. The picturisatin shows Som Dutt lip syncing in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice while a cabarat dance is being performed by Helen look alike dancer Madhumati (I guess). I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her. Almost the entire star cast of the movie is watching the performance. We can identify Vinod Khanna, Anwar Hussain, Om Prakash, Leena Chandawarkar, Shammi Aunty etc among the audience. The audience finds the song so melodious that they start dancing towards the end of the song.

Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

This song is the 300th song from movies released in 1968. Movies released in this year had 458 songs. So another 158 movie songs from this year remain to be covered in the blog.


Song-Kaise kaise ye jalwe dikhaaye Raam jee (Man Ka Meet)(1968) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

kaise kaise
kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain
tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain
tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise

dekho ji ye desi ghodi chale videshi chaal
dekho ji ye desi ghodi chale videshi chaal
na chunri na ghoonghat sar par
aadhe aadhe baal
arre o o
o o o
o o o
kaisi furr furr
o kaisi furr furr kamariya hilaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise

ye bhi kaise log jo dekhen besharmi ka mela
deewaanon ke aage roye kab tak jaat akela
roye kab tak jaat akela
raama ho o o
o o o
o o o
ye bhi kaise log jo dekhen besharmi ka mela
deewaanon ke aage roye kab tak jaat akela
kaun andhe ko
kaun andhe ko darpan dikhaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haay raam ji
kaise kaise
ho kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise
hurr
haa
hurr hurr
hurr
ha


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 is the 15300th song post in the blog

Blog Day : 4138 Post No. : 15300

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 50
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Welcome all to this post under this series where I am presenting yet another song from the Seventies. The last post presented in this series was also presented by me that too was a song from the year 1973.

The song under discussion is also from a movie of 1973.

Ever since Atul ji started this series it has become my routine to regularly check for movies which are eligible to be discussed in the series in the forthcoming month. I try to find movies that triggers long dormant memories of those days, associated either with the movies or their songs.

I may not necessarily have watched all those movies. In some cases it is only the songs from these movies, frequently being played on the radio or loudspeakers may have left lasting memories in my mind.

The movie for today’s song is a case inn point. I have not watched this movie till now, but I remember its song ‘tere naam ka deewaana, tere dar ko dhoondhtaa hai’ which was arguably the most popular of all the songs of this movie, as it was frequently played on the radio then. I did not like this song those days. Nevertheless this was the song and not any other songs that I associate with its movie.

After many years I listened to ‘honi to hoke rahegi anhoni naa hoye’ and liked it very much.

One more song from this movie which was popular and was played on radio and loudspeakers is the song being presented today. It was only after I browsed the list for the pending songs from this movie that I get to know that this song was from this movie ‘Suraj Aur Chandaa’.

I was surprised when I find that this song has not been posted on the blog till now.

As mentioned above I had not watched this movie or its songs till now. It was during the preparation of this post that I watched the video of this song for the first time.

Despite their popularity, none of these songs made it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year.

Before going into the song let us have a look on the movies represented on the blog ten years ago this day 16th November 2009;

Movies represented on the blog on 16.11.2009 (in descending order);

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gaaon mein peepal peepal ki chhainyya Suraj Aur Chandaa-1973 03 of 06 songs posted
Sajanwaa bairi ho gaye hamaar Teesri Kasam-1966 All Songs Covered in the blog

‘Sooraj Aur Chandaa-1973’ or ‘Suraj Aur Chandaa’ was directed by T. Madhava Rao for ‘Suraj Films, Madras’. (It was a costume drama movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol V). It was produced by A.V. Subramaniam. It had Sanjeev Kumar, Meeta (new discovery), Sujeet Kumar, Jagdeep, Lakshmi Chhaya, Shyama, Jairaj, Sajjan, Krishna Kant, Mukri, Ram Mohan, Herucles, Lalita Kumari, Sujata, Mona, Kamal, Bhimraj, Arun Kumar, Prem Kumar, Ravindra and others. Banda makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by B. Vittalacharya, and dialogues were written by Raj Baldev Raj. Editing of this movie was done by G.G. Krishna Rao.

The movie was passed by Censor Board on 22.05.1973.

This movie had total six songs penned by Anand Bakshi and composed to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Three out of the six songs have been posted on the blog earlier.

Today’s song is the fourth songsfrom this movie to appear on the blog. The song is picturized on Bindu and Sanjeev Kumar where Bindu is lip syncing in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. Also, there are snakes around in the picturisation of this song.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

Editor’s note:-This song was quite a well known and hummable song of 1970s. It was a song which one heard without necessaily being aware of its details.

From the lyrics, one would guess that a lady is singing about her beloved who has come from far off.

When one watches the picturisation, all such assumptions get thrown out of the window. What one watches in the picturisation is something mind blowing, inadvertently so.

The song is a “naagin” song, in which a “naagin” is singing this love song to her beloved. “Naagin” is played by Bindu and Sanjeev Kumar is her beloved.

“Naagin”(1954) provided the template of all “Naagin” movies, but this movie “Suraj Aur Chanda” (1973) takes that template to a different plane altogether.

In all other “Naagin” movies, a snake charmer (Sapera) plays the been and the female snake (invariably ichhaadhaari naagin) would turn into a human female and would then perform a dance.In this song, it is different. Here it is the snakes who play the “been” (yes seriously, just watch the picturisation). The snakes do not just play the been, they play the whole orchestra including instruments like Dholak, Tabla, Sitar etc as well. 🙂 And the lead snake Bindu performs the dance.

Snakes playing the music ! It is something unprecedented in the annals of Hindi movies ! I am not aware of any such instance in any other movie.

What an idea ! In my younger days, I would laugh at such a picturisation, but now, I can only be amused at the weirdly imaginative brain of the person behind the picturisation of this song.

This song deserves special recognition, especially for its picturisation.

We in this blog hereby make this song the century song of the blog.

THIS song is the 15300th song post in the blog. This song, marking the 153th century post of the blog is a “special” song in its own way. Picturisation of this song can keep people amused for hours ! 🙂

It appears that Laxmikant Pyarelal had specialised in being music directors of “Naagin” movies of that era. They would compose music for such well known “Naagin” movies like “Nageena”(1986)and “Nigaahen”(1989)” as well. These movies had Sridevi as the ichchaadhaari naagin. Remember ‘balma tum balma ho mere khaali naam ke’ 🙂 ?

So, with this amusingly picturised song, the blog completes another century. An agonisingly slow century that took 72 days. Very much in line with the slowing economy. 🙂

But on a different note, as many as 35 movies made their debut and three movies got YIPPEED during this period.

Thanks are due to all the supporters, well wishers, contributors, regulars and visitors whose continues support ensures that this musical bandwagon keeps chugging along on and on.


Song-Poorab disha se pardesi aaya (Suraj Aur Chanda)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Purab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Man ka wo meet ban ke ae
pritam ki preet ban ke
Preet ka geet ban ke
honthhon pe aaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

Jab se wo aaya aa aa
neend naa aayi
Jab se wo aaya aa aa
neend naa aayi
neend jo aayi o Ram duhaayi
sapnon mein aa ke mujhe
neend se jagaaya aa aa
neend se jagaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

O o o o o o o
O o o o o o o

O o o o o o o o
O o o o o o o o

jhoom ke maine ae li angdaayi
jhoom ke maine ae li angdaayi
jab sapere ne been bajaayi
naagin pe jaane kaisa jaadu chalaaya aa
jaadu chalaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

Poochho naa meri ee prem kahaani
Poochho naa meri ee prem kahaani
Ban gayi main to o aisi deewaani
Saara zamaana uski yaad mein bhulaaya aa
Yaad mein bhulaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Man ka wo meet ban ke ae
preetam ki preet banke
Preet ka geet ban ke
honthhon pe aaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

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(Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
मन का वो मीत बनके ए
प्रीतम की प्रीत बनके
प्रीत का गीत बनके
होंठों पे आया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

जब से वो आया आ आ
नींद ना आयी
जब से वो आया आ आ
नींद ना आयी
नींद जो आयी ओ राम दुहाई
सपनों में आ के मुझे
नींद से जगाया आ आ
नींद से जगाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

झूम के मैंने ए ली अंगडाई
झूम के मैंने ए ली अंगडाई
जब सपेरे ने बीन बजाई
नागिन पे जाने कैसा जादू चलाया
जादू चलाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

पूछो ना मेरी ई प्रेम कहानी
पूछो ना मेरी ई प्रेम कहानी
बन गयी मैं तो ओ ऐसी दीवानी
सारा ज़माना उसकी याद में भुलाया
याद में भुलाया

पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
मन का वो मीत बनके ए
प्रीतम की प्रीत बनके
प्रीत का गीत बनके
होंठों पे आया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया


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.

This article is his 800th article in the blog.

Blog Day :

4087 Post No. : 15227 Movie Count :

4184

This is my 800th post on this Blog ! Simply unbelievable !! Seems like, I had just started writing about old films yesterday only !!!

When I look back on my journey of last few years, I see me, learning operating computers at the age of 71 years and then start writing posts from the 72nd year. In last 7 years, almost precisely, I wrote more than 800 articles on various Blogs and sites and even published one book ! Can all this be true ? God has been very kind to me, I would say.

The credit for my 800 posts here, goes to Atul ji, who was the one who motivated me to start writing. He is not very expressive in these matters, but his constant encouragement, help and facilitation in various ways, kept up my enthusiasm in writing. Our own Sudhir ji has also been very helpful consistently. Initially, my speed of posting articles was very noteworthy. Later on it slowed down. The reasons were many.

One reason was, as the time went by, besides increase in the contributors, many available songs were getting posted and so to get a song of choice for writing was becoming difficult. Initially the field was open, but as the songs’ availability decreased, the speed of posting also slowed down. It is certainly not because the ‘ contents have dried up ‘ . There is still so much to write about and the scope is still very wide enough to last for a long time.

Here are the details of my centuries:

Here are the details of my centuries:

article Number Song Blog post number Date (blog day) Period taken
First article Surya wahi chandra wahi (Saavitri)(1937) 6760 1-10-2012 (1536)
100th article Aa ri sakhi main tohe preet sikha doon (Mahageet)(1937) 7870 11-4-2013 (1728 ) 192 days
200th article Jaago hey jaago jaago hey mahaakaal (Jagadguru Shankaracharya)(1955) 9003 14-11-2013 (1945) 217 days
300th article Hey Satyanaraya swaami (Maha Pooja)(1954) 9895 10-6-2014 (2153) 208 days
400th article Tu mi piaci caara(Bewaqoof)(1960) 11082 21-4-2015 (2468) 315 days
500th article Bedard tujhko pyaar kiya (Tajmahal)(1941) 11976 6-4-2016 (2819) 351 days
600th article Main patton mein chhupi kali hoon (Aandhi)(1940) 13564 4-9-2017 (3335) 516 days
700th article Shehron mein se sheher suna thha(Heer Ranjha)(1948) 14773 2-12-2018 (3789) 454 days
800th article Pooranmaasi aayi hansaati (Paraaya Dhan)(1943) 15227 26-09-2019 (4087) 298 days

I thank all my well wishers and those who commented on the posts to convey their appreciations. That actually motivated me further to continue writing.

Today’s song is from film Paraya Dhan-43. this was a bilingual film in Hindi and Bangla (Bichar-43), directed by Nitin Bose.

After a spat with B N Sircar, Nitin Bose came to Bombay with his group of artistes. He had a contract with Chunnibhai Desai’s ” Shree Films” for 3 films. This Chunnibhai was the elder brother of Chimanlal Desai of Sagar Movietone (later of National studios and then Amar Pictures). His first film was a Bilingual in Bangle/Hindi- Paraya Dhan-1943. This was a flop. Then came ‘Mujrim’-44. This too was a flop. the third film was ‘Mazdoor’-45. For this film, Nitin Bose had advertised for a Hero. One day, 4 candidates were interviewed. First was Dev Anand, second was Rehman, third was Chetan Anand and the fourth was Nasir Khan. Nitin Bose rejected the first 3 and selected Dilip kumar’s brother Nasir Khan. Most unfortunately,this film also became a flop. Luckily,he was invited by Bombay Talkies to make a film in Bangla/Hindi,based on Tagore’s story ‘Nauka Doobi’. Hindi version was ‘Milan’,with Dilip Kumar and Meera Mishra and Ranjana etc. This film was a Hit and Nitin Bose firmed up his position in Bombay.

Film Paraya Dhan had music by Pt. Gyan Prakash Ghosh. While shifting from Calcutta to Bombay, Nitin Bose had brought few people with him. Pt. Ghosh was also one of them. He was a very big and highly respected name in Bengal. While in Bombay he gave music to 2 Hindi films, namely Paraya Dhan-43 and Mujrim-44, both directed by Nitin Bose. Unfortunately, both the films proved flops and Gyan Prakash Ghosh returned to Calcutta. He had done a small role in film Mujrim-44 also. Not much is known about Pt. Ghosh, outside of Bengal, so here is some information about him.

Jnan Prakash Ghosh (8 May 1909 – 18 February 1997) often known as ‘Guru’ Jnan Prakash Ghosh was an Indian harmonium and tabla player from Farukhabad gharana of Hindustani classical music and musicologist.

Born in a Hindu family with musical background in Kolkata. He was the grandson of Dwarkanath Ghosh (1847–1928), who founded Dwarkin in 1875 and invented the “Dwarkin harmonium”, popular in West Bengal, India. He graduated from the Scottish Church College of the University of Calcutta. He was keen in sports (he played soccer, hockey, polo and billiards). He also practised painting, but had to discontinue these due to an eye injury in a soccer match.
Then he turned to music. He was trained in vocals by Girija Shankar, Mohammed Sagir Khan and Mohammed Dabir Khan. He took tabla lessons from Ustad Masit Khan of the Farukhabad gharana and became his senior disciple and later from Ustad Feroze Khan of the Punjab gharana.

He worked for 15 years in All India Radio as a producer of music. He wrote pieces in classical music, light music, modern, orchestral, choral, and percussion styles.

He was the founder of Sourav Academy of Music and closely associated with the ‘Sangeet Research Academy’. He scored music for many Bengali films, Jadubhatta, Andhare Alo and Rajlakshmi o Srikanta (1958) are worth mentioning. One of his compositions was called Chaturang – involving tabla, pakhawaj, kathak and tarana. He would instruct disciples staying with him to practice late into the evenings and it is said that he would correct any errors that reached his ears.

He also gave music to 2 Hindi films,namely Paraya Dhan-43 and Mujrim-44. Both were directed by Nitin Bose, who had shifted to Bombay after his spat with New Theatres.

Amongst his notable students are tabla players Kanai Dutta, Shyamal Bose, Shankar Ghosh, Abhijit Banerjee, Anindo Chatterjee, and Nikhil Ghosh, Rajkumar Misra, singers Prasun Banerjee, Ajoy Chakrabarty, Suman Ghosh and Arun Bhaduri and instrumentalist Paul Grant. His birth centenary was celebrated on 7 May 2012, in Kolkata, with screening of documentary of him and performances by noted singers.

In 1974, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship the highest honour conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. This was followed by the Padma Bhushan in 1984, given by the Government of India.(adapted from wiki, with thanks.)

The cast of the film was Leela Desai, Balwant Singh, Radha Rani, Maya Banerji, Sunalini Devi, Jagdish Sethi, Rajkumari Shukla, Baby Madhuri (Madhubala), Krishnakant – for whom this was his Debut film, and many others.

Today’s song is rather unique, in the sense that the singer is the most unexpected – Deena Sanghvi….she is none other than the famous and popular character artiste of Hindi films, Deena Pathak. Deena did not act in this film, but sang 1 solo and 1 duet. This is the only time she ever sang in Hindi films. That way, this is a rare song. Harish Raghuwanshi ji has confirmed that Deena Sanghvi and Deena Pathak are same. Before marriage she was Deena Gandhi. Her 2 sisters are Shanta Gandhi and Tarla Mehta. Deena’s first husband was Ramesh Sanghvi, but they separated soon. Later she married Baldev Pathak. They have 2 daughters.

Dina Pathak (née Gandhi; 4 March 1922 – 11 October 2002) was an Indian actor and director of Gujarati theatre and also a film actor. She also was an activist and remained the President of the “National Federation of Indian Women” (NIFW).

A doyenne of Hindi and Gujarati films as well as theatre, Dina Pathak acted in over 120 films in a career spanning over six decades. Her production Mena Gurjari in Bhavai folk theatre style, ran successfully for many years, and is now a part of its repertoire.

She is best known for her memorable roles in the Hindi films Gol Maal and Khubsoorat. She was a favourite of the Art Cinema in India where she played powerful roles in films like Koshish, Umrao Jaan, Mirch Masala and Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!.

Her notable Gujarati films were Moti Ba, Malela Jeev and Bhavni Bhavai, while her well-known plays include Dinglegar, Doll’s House, Vijan Sheni and Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana, directed by Satyadev Dubey.

Dina Pathak was born in Amreli, Gujarat on 4 March 1922. She was enamoured of fashion and films, and while a teenager, started acting in plays and won acclaim from critics. She attended and graduated from a college affiliated to the University of Bombay (Mumbai). Rasiklal Parikh trained her in acting while Shanti Bardhan taught her dancing.

At a young age, she joined the Indian National Theatre as an actress. She became known for her student activism, where Bhavai theatre, a folk theatre form from Gujarat, was used extensively to create awareness about the British rule, in the pre-independence era; this led to her close association with Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), along with her elder sister Shanta Gandhi and younger sister Tarla Mehta; while in Mumbai, she had an important hand in reviving the Gujarati theatre there, along with fellow Gujarati actors like Kailash Pandya and Damini Mehta.

At age 44, she made a comeback into films, with Basu Bhattacharya’s Uski Kahani (1966), for which she won the Bengal Journalists Association Award. She made four films in the 1960s, including Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic Satyakam (1969), Saat Hindustani (1969), starring Amitabh Bachchan in his debut role and the Merchant Ivory Productions, The Guru (1969). By the 1970s, she had become a favourite of art and commercial films alike, playing powerful motherly and grandmotherly roles. It was in these films that she became recognised as the Grand-Old-Mother of Hindi films.

Films that stand out in this era are Gulzar’s Mausam (1975), Kinara (1977) and Kitaab (1977), and sweet comedies like Basu Chatterjee’s Chitchor (1976), Gharaonda (1977) and also in an art cinema classic, Shyam Benegal’s Bhumika (1977), which saw her standing tall alongside another acting legend, Smita Patil, in her career’s best performance.

Just as the 1970s ended, she was seen in the comedy classic, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Gol Maal (1979), where she essayed the role of Kamala Shrivastava, a middle-aged woman who sportingly plays mother to Amol Palekar, who went on to direct her in his 1985 film, Ankahee. The next decade began with another career best, as a stern disciplinarian matriarch in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Khoobsurat in (1980), closely followed by Bhavni Bhavai (1980). In 1980, she was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. In all, she acted in 150 Hindi films.

Her first marriage was with Ramesh Sanghvi, but they separated soon. It was at this stage , she sang two songs in her first Hindi film Paraya Dhan-43, as Dina Sanghvi. Later she married Baldev Pathak and had two daughters, actresses Supriya Pathak (b. 1961) and Ratna Pathak (b. 1957 ). She completed her last film, Pinjar (2003), but died before its release, of heart attack, following a prolonged illness, on 11 October 2002 in Bandra, Bombay. (adapted from wiki, with thanks.)

Today’s song is very melodious. It is less than 3 minutes long. The duet is sung by Deena Sanghvi and Balwant Singh, with chorus. With this song, Music Director Gyan prakash Ghosh, singer Deena Sanghvi and film Paraya Dhan-43 make their Debut on the Blog.

(I thank shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for providing me a Gujarati article on Deena Pathak and for confirming that Deena Sanghvi and Deena Pathak are same ).


Song- Pooranmaasi aayee hansaati (Paraaya Dhan)(1943) Singer- Deena Sanghavi, Balwant Singh, Lyricist- Aarzoo Lucknowi, MD- Gyan Prakash Ghosh
chorus

Lyrics

aayi
lalalalalalala
aayi
aayi
lalala
laallala
lalaala
lalala
pooranmaasi aayi hansaati
pooranmaasi aayi hansaati
raakhi haathon haath bandhaati
raakhi haathon haath bandhaati
mel milaati
prem badhaati
mel milaati
prem badhaati
lalalalaalla
lalala
pooranmaasi aayi hansaati

?? chanchal bela
laga hua phoolon ka mela
dilon ka sauda kya albela
dilon ka sauda kya albela
lalalalalalala
pooranmaasi aayi hansaati

kho baitha man aas ki maala
gum ho jaise chaand ka haala
kho baitha man aas ki maala
baag mein to hai phool kahaan se
goonth li maala jaise chaahe
kisne mere dil ko churaaya
ab tak koi bhed na paaya
soone ban mein pyaasa hokar
phirte phirte thhak jaaoge
ek hi maala goonth ke laao
dono baand ke ek banaao
ek hi maala goonth ke laao
dono baandh ke ek banaao
?? phir donon ko lagaao
?? phir donon ko lagaao
lalaala
laalalalala
laalalalal
lalala
pooranmaasi aayi hansaati
pooranmaasi aayi
aayeee


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4065 Post No. : 15200 Movie Count :

4177

Most traditional Hindi movis are formula movies. The formula keeps changing with time and the movies made during that era have same stories based on the same formula with minor variations.

Once in a while we have movies based on real life events. One finds that movie makers try to convert them to a formula movie.

Movies during the early years post independence tended to be tragic movies with sad ends. No matter what the topic, the movie would still have the usual songs. So, when movies based on true life stories were made, they followed the same formula.

“Lahore”(1949) is one example, which was made on the background of partitition. Same was the case with “Nastik”(1954). These movies had lots of songs, and the characters are seen suffering most of the time.

Then in 1960s, we had “Haqeeqat”(1964), made on the background of Indo China war. This movie was based on war, but it was mostly a musical movie with lots of hit songs, and war almost getting relegated to the background.

After many decades, Indians slowly started to have some achievemments under their belts. So, accordingly, Indian movies stories became more positive where the hero was more assertive than before.

During the last few years, several movies have been made on real life events, and most of these movies are success stories.

“Dangal”(2016) was based on a real life story of a man who despite living in a male dominated society manages to turn his daughters into international wresters. It was a real life inspiring story that caught the imagination of not only Indians but also Chinese audience ! The movie did a business of over Rs 700 crores in China !

Personally I loved “Parmanu”(2018), which was based on Pokharan II, an eventthat signalled the rise of a new and assertive India, far from the days of 1962 that “Haqeeqat”(1964) depicted.

“Uri” (2019) was based on surgical strike of 2016. There were people who left no stones unturned to tell us that surgical strike did not take place, and their supporters in India asked for proof. Believers went to the movie and turned it into a box office success. This episode, like the episode described in “Parmanu” (2018) demonstated the rise on a new and assertive India which would not take things lying down if wronged and would retaliate aggressively.

A country gains self confidence when it is doing well in economy and related fields. Indian economy is doing well for the last few years and India economy is fifth largest GDP in the world. Some media houses gleefully reported that India had slipped to seventh position, but that was on december 2018. As on today, India is again 5th biggest economy, a fact that our media is hiding from us.

A country can rise up the economy ladder only if it has high quality highly educated manpower. Low quality manpower can take an economy up to certain level, but after that level, you need top class manpower to take you forward. India at present is a low middle income group nation (per capita earning in the region of $ 1000 to $ 40000 per annum). India will need to more than double its GDP and then we can hope to break into the ranks of upper middle income nations (per capita income in the region of $ 4000 to $ 12000). Final barrier is $ 12000 and a country with per capita earning above that figure becomes a high income country.

Only those countries that invest in high quality education and high quality infrastructure can break in the league of upper middle group nations and finally into higher income nations. India has a long long way to go. But India is in the right track. I can visualise India breakin into the rank of upper middle rank nations when Indian GDP reaches about $ 6 trillions. It woulkd be sometime in the next ten years.

GDP of a nation keeps climbing at a good rate only if a country is doing high quality work which can be sold all over the world. India is a world leader in high quality research products like pharmaceuticals, health services etc. These sectors will help India grow up in future. In manufacturing sector, I hope to see some interesting world class products, like say Train 18 from Indian Railways and Tejas from HAL, which will have good market worldwide, if Indian Government can plan and execute the plans well.

ISRO, Indian space agency is a shining example of what Indian manpower is capable of. ISRO has earned tremendous name and goodwill for its stellar works. It has launched many satellites of foreign advanced nations and they have played an important role in earning respect for Indian manpower. It is not for nothing that many silicon valley big wigs are people of Indian origin.

“Mission Mangal”(2019) is based on ISRO’s mangalyaan expedition. With this mission, ISRO succeeded in sending its spacecraft (mars orbiter) to Mars successfully in thhe very first attempt, and they did it on a shoe string budget.

The movie “‘Mission Mangal” (2019) is jointly produced Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions, Fox Star Studios, Aruna Bhatia, and Anil Naidu and directed by Jagan Shakti. The movie has Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya, Vikram Gokhale, and Sonakshi Sinha etc in it.

When this mission had actually taken place, social media was abuzz with a photograph that showed a few homely housewife looking ladies who were in reality ISRO scientists and who had played important roles in the success of the mission. The makers of this movie have been greatly influenced by this fact. The movie shows lots of female power in the movie.

The story , based on real life ISRO stories, starts by showing failure of a GSLV launch on December 25, 2010 due to an error of judgement by project director Tara Shinde (Vidya Balan). Rakesh Dhawan (Akshay Kumar) takes the responsibility of the failure on himself. As a punishment posting, he is hunted out to “Mangalyaan” mission, a mission no one has much hopes on.

Maenwhile Tara Shinde too gets herself transferred to Mangalyaan project and she has some idea about how this project can be successfully executed. Rakesh Dhawan and Tar Shinde convince the ISRO head (Vikram Gokhale) to support them by budget and staff. Budget is limited and keeps getting reduced, and the manpower asked in not what was needed. They end up with rookie scientists like Eka Gandhi (Sonakshi Sinha)the propulsion control expert, who is dying to leave ISRO and join NASA as soon as possible, spacecraft autonomy designer Neha Siddiqui (Kirti Kulhari ) whose second name causes raised eyebrows when she is looking for rented accomodation, navigation expert Krittika Agarwal (navigation expert) who has great difficulty learning to drive a car. Her husband is in Army who gets injured in an accident. Satellite designer and payload expert Varsha Pillai (Nithya Menon) has a nagging mother in law at home who taunts her for being childless.

There are two male scientists too. Astrology believing Parmeshwar Joshi (Sharman Joshi) is told by his astrologer that his “Mangal” is bhaari and that is why he is unable to get married. No wonder he is reluctant to join the mission. Then there is Anant Ayengar (H G Dattatreya) who is one year short of retirement and is already counting days.

How Rakesh Dhawan and Tara Shinde get their team to deliver and how successfully deal with major hurdles constitutes the story. While there are some critics who have found lots of weaknesses and holes in the story, I loved the movie. I find the episodes quite entertaing. When Rakesh Dhawan first goes to the mangalyaan area of ISRO, he finds that vacant and without any sings of life. Then he finds a matka with water in it. So there is water in mars- he observes. Then a cat enters the hall. So, there is life in Mars, he concludes.

The movie is based on a real life story, so we all know what hexactly happened. Still the movie keeps you glued to your seat. And it gives you goosebumps when the rocket lifts off from its launch pad.

This is a movie only Indians could have made and only Indians could have identfied with. I am happy that a movie was made on this subject. The makers have done the best they could have. insteda of finding faults (like what some people have done) I take it as glass half full and I enjoyed th movie. I think that most Indians who like to be positive about their lives and about their country will enjoy this movie.

The movie has three songs in it. My personal favourite is the theme song. The lyrics of this song are by Amitabh Bhattacharya and he has indulged in some interesting word play in this song. The song is sung by Benny Dayal , Vibha Saraf and others. Music is composed by Amit Trivedi.

This song happens to be the 15200th song in the blog. It is the first time that this blog has a new song from the current year as the century song. I think this song fully deserves it. It is a song that I loved from the vey fist time I heard it and watched it.

These days we have two actors who are competing for making movies on nationalistic subjects. One is Akshay Kumar and another is John Abraham. I had loved John Abraham’s “Parmanu”(2018) and I loved Akshay Kumar’s “Mission Mangal”(2019). In 1960s and 1970s, we had Manoj Kumar making patriotic movies. Today we have John Abraham and Akshay Kumar. There is one cartoon which shows the two of them grabbing each other by their collars, arguing about who should take up which nationalistic story next. Then there is another cartoon showing Akshay Kumar with P M Modi. Modi tells Akshay Kumar-“Keep making movies, I will keep giving you story ideas.” It must be said that the story idea for Article 370 is something that a Frederick Forsyth or Leon Uris would have been proud to write.

So, here is the 15200 th song for the blog. It must be one of the most unnoticed century post occasion which apparently no one was looking forward to, including even I myself. Nevertheless, the needful needs to be done. So we are now 15200 song post old with this writeup. I take this opportunity to thank all our visitors and well wishers for their continued encouragement and support. May we keep scoring many more centuries in future.

With this song, “Mission Mangal”(2019) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Dil mein Mars hai (Mission Mangal)(2019) Singers-Benny Dayal, Vibha Saraf, Lyrics-Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-Amit Trivedi

Lyrics

Om mangalam mission mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam

Manzil door door door hai mushkil paas hai
Phir bhi khwaab khwaab khwaab mein twinkle stars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Manzil door door door hai mushkil paas hai
Phir bhi khwaab khwaab khwaab mein twinkle stars hai

Chaand ko karke rahenge aaj overtake hum
poora chance hai ae
Three two one boom!
Dil mein Mars hai
Kyun ki dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Apne dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Udne ki pyaas hai
Dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Space mangalam shuttle mangalam
Cool mangalam swag mangalam
Hash mangalam tag mangalam
Dream mangalam vision mangalam
Countdown ignition mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam telescope dhaari … swaaha

Om mangalam mission mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Apne brain brain brain ki hai kaarastani
Hum toh dhoondh dhoondh dhoondh len fire mein paani
fire mein paani
Apne desh desh desh mein sab kuch mumkin hai
We don’t need need need need no meherbaani
no meherbaani ee ee
Thode fail fail fail hain
phir bhi pass hain
Fulltu mood mood mood mein hum bindass hain
Chaand ko karke rahenge aaj overtake hum
poora chance hai ae
Three two one boom!
Dil mein Mars hai
O dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Apne dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Udne ki pyaas hai ae
Kyun ki dil mein Mars hai

Om mangalam mission mangalam
Speed mangalam medal mangalam
Josh mangalam jashn mangalam
Style mangalam tashan mangalam
Cosmos condition mangalam
Take-off permission mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam
kayinaat saari … swaaha


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 300th article written by Peevesie’s mom in the blog.

Blog Day :

4034 Post No. : 15157 Movie Count :

4162

Happy Friendship day to all in Atuldom

As I have said in my post last year, the first Sunday of August is celebrated in many parts of the world as Friendship day. All the proverbs or sayings connected with Friends and Friendship come rushing to the mind viz. “a friend in need is a friend indeed”; “a real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out”; “every gift from your friend is a wish for your happiness”; “a friends’ eye is like a good mirror”; etc.

At the same time I can recollect numerous songs from Bollywood connected with friendship and friends like “doston se pyaar kiya dushmanon se badle liya” (which subsequently Usha Uthup used to sing as “doston se pyaar kiya dushmano se bahut pyaar kiya” in all her concerts); “ae yaar sun yaari teri mujhe zindagi se bhi pyaari hai”; and the most popular of them all- “ye dosti hum nahin todenge”.

It is really fortunate to have friends on whom one can rely. It is an experience where in, one can just pick up the phone and begin talking as if there was no break in the one-to-one interaction, or any lapse of time in between one meeting or chat and another. And I must say I experienced it. So much so, that around the beginning of June a few friends of mine from my college days decided to meet up at the place of one amongst us and spend a few days together.

Much like the gangout that I had with my blog friends in April end. That gangout was decided at short notice, even the venue changed from Guruji’s place to Kamathji’s place as Guruji had to urgently rush out of Mumbai. It was a hangout that fell in place as Sudhirji intimated that he will be in Mumbai at that time with Bakshishji for company, for almost a week. And I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of meeting the two of them, and made it aware that I will have only a few hours at my disposal before catching my return bus to Bangalore. And the hangout happened with Bharatji, Sudhirji, Bakshishji and Nitinji.

We had a very gracious and efficient host in Kamathji and his family. I simply loved the attention they gave us. Nitinji and Bharatji had already arrived when I reached the venue and then the bell rang. We all expected it to be the Dilliwales but it turned to be our ever-smiling IN-HOUSE ENCYCLOPAEDIA. That was the best surprise that could have been sprung on the gang as we were without information about his location. And the sweet/ cute person that he is, he decided to meet us as soon as he landed in Mumbai – just that morning. Then the Dilliwales walked in and we had quorum so to speak. We managed to spend a joyful time where Sudhirji and Bakshishji spoke of their time well-spent over the last two days doing what we all enjoy- listening to music.

So, when birds of the same feather flock together there is a whole lot of Music, Masti And Magic. (this last 3 Ms is the slogan of one of the many music channels on satellite television). Like it happened when I met my gang of college friends in the heart of summer and the country reeling under temperatures of 40-49 degrees Celsius. But that didn’t stop us from getting out into the sun and seeing a part of the country which we had never visited. And when it got too hot, we just whiled away the time in the comfort of the air-conditioned room, talking of old times and catching up on 30 years of gossip, with platefuls of snacks and mugs full of tea/ coffee. Yes, I had met a particular friend after that many years but we never felt that it was that long back. There was no awkwardness. That is what friends and friendship is about I suppose.

We have numerous Hindi film songs where gangs of girl friends pick up their cycles and go about singing like Saira Banu did in Padosan or Nutan did in Anaari and Chhaliya. Heroes are no different and we have seen Rajendra Kumar in Aas Ka Panchchi; Rishi Kapoor and Rakesh Roshan with their group of friends in Aap Ke Deewane etc. But our movie stars also sing along with their friends in open topped cars and jeeps and we end up having songs like “chaahe koi khush ho chaahe gaaliyan hazaar de”; “Manubhai motor chale pom pom pom”.

Now there is a similarity in the two open topped car songs that I have mentioned. Though the two songs are 24 years apart, and they show the heroes frolicking about they are singing in the same voice. That of Kishore Kumar.

Kishore Kumar who would have been 90 today. Unbelievable!!! But then we are not fortunate to have him amongst us. We are fortunate that we have his songs- songs that tickle us into laughter, bring a smile to our lips, nudge us out of bad moods. And we are grateful to lord almighty for this singer, actor, producer, director and music composer who lived amongst us mortals. Whose friendship with Dev Anand, RD Burman, Rajesh Khanna etc is well known. His voice was instrumental in shaping the careers of many actors till Anil Kapoor, Sunjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav etc.

Today’s song is from the 1978 Surinder Kapoor produced, Sikandar Khanna directed “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan” which starred Rishi Kapoor and Moushumi Chatterjee in lead roles with Ashok Kumar, Amjad Khan, Asrani, Ranjeet, Helen, Paintal Mukri, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo etc. Mithun Chakravarthy played one of Rishi Kapoor’s many friends in the movie. The songs were written by Rajinder Krishan and Laxmikant- Pyarelal were the music composers.

I have seen this movie years ago but the story of the movie as given on IMDB.com is as follows (and is accurate I must say) —
Aware that his grandson has acquired all the bad habits of a rich and spoiled brat, including womanizing and alcohol, Lala Ganpat Rai, instructs his lawyers to make it conditional that he, Vishal, shall not receive any money or property from his estate unless he fulfills either of two conditions. One: That he marries a woman of Rai’s choice, Shalini, who shall inherit half of the property; and in order for Vishal to inherit all of the property he must re-locate to their farmhouse in a village, cultivate a piece of land, and grow some crops on it within one year. Needless to say, Vishal is enraged at this, and neither of the two conditions are acceptable to him. However, he reconsiders this, and he and half a dozen friends travel to the village, set a comfortable albeit accommodations, and attempt to cultivate the land. Things do not go as planned, as Vishal and his friends are accused of molesting and raping a village belle, which leads to her suicide. His friends, noticing the changed atmosphere, disappear, leaving Vishal alone to carry out the mammoth task of cultivating the land on his own, without help or support, and angry villagers who may expel him from their village. It looks like Vishal is on his way of losing everything he had ever hoped, prayed, and taken for granted.

From the above story it is evident that friends can make or break one’s life. There is a line in the other song that I have mentioned above

“chaahe koi khush ho chaahe gaaliyan hazaar de” which is how friendships should be

“baant kar jo khaaye us pe apne jaan-o-dil lutaa
jo bachaaye maal us ko jooti’on ka haar de”

Let your heart and your life be beholden
For a buddy who shares his food with you
But for him, who scrimps and keeps safe his things
Be sure to present him with a garland of shoes”

-this I have copy pasted from the post that Sudhirji had written for the song.

Happy Birthday to our Kishore Kumar

Song-Mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam (Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan)(1978) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Asrani
Chorus

Lyrics

ae mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
hey mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
hey mannu bhai motar chali pam pam pam
hey mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
chowpatty jaayenge na bhelpuri khaayenge
chowpatty jaayenge na bhelpuri khaayenge
achhi achhi sooraton se aankhen ladaayenge
halla machaayenge
gulla machaayenge
band baaja baajega dhum dhum dhum
hey mannu bhai motar chali pam pam pam
manu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
chowpatty jaayenge na bhel puri khaayenge
achhi achhi surto se aankhen ladaayenge
halla machaayenge
gulla machaayenge
band baaja baajega dhum dhum dhum
ae mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
hey manu bhai motar chali pam pam pam

yeh kal ki baat hai
la la la laa la la
aankh meri fadki
la la la laa la la
kal ki baat hai aankh meri fadki
jaldi se god mein phir aayi ek ladki
ladki
arre kaun thhi wo ladki

maine jab poochha
la la la laa la la
bol tera naam kya
la la la laa la la
toh hans ke woh boli
naam se hai kaam kya
aayi thhi woh dham se
aayi thhi wo dhum se gayi chham chham chham
ae manu bhai motor chale pam pam pam
hey mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
hey manu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
hey mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam

ae eeee
saamne wo dekh re
ae eeee
ek truck aa raha
arre jhoothh mat bol
aa nahin jaa raha

dekho ankh maare laal laal signal
signal ko tod do
baat badi simple

dekho bell bottom gaalon pe dimple
halka sa gaalon pe hai ek pimple
mannu bhai pyaara
bada achcha bhaiyya
chokari ki ?? mein
karega ta tha thaiyya

ta ta trak trak dhun dhunn
ji bi ka ta tha thurain
dhun trak thun dhun
?? tirkit dhaam
dhaam
hey mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
hey mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
chowpatty jaayenge na bhel puri khaayenge
achchi achchi soorton se aankhen ladaayenge
halla machaayenge
gulla machaayenge
band baaja baajega dhum dhum dhum
ae mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam
hey mannu bhai motor chali pam pam pam


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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 :

4018 Post No. : 15128

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 40
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Hullo to Atuldom

Today is a unique happy birthday date. It is not any celebrity’s birthday. It is the birthdate of our beloved blog Atul-song-a-day which has been nicknamed ASAD and all of its followers are called Atulites.

This is one blog which has brought together a lot of Hindi film music lovers from across the world. It must have started as a one-man’s passion for film music but has now become an addiction for a set of music lovers who are equally passionate about Hindi film music. People who have associated themselves with the blog are going to great lengths to find hitherto unheard songs, finding about the life-stories of those associated with those songs etc. We have our own in-house encyclopaedia who has put a lot of time into researching about long forgotten artists, singers, musicians, and also cleared confusion about artist who had same or similar names and were popular about the same period etc. We have an NRA (Non Resident Atulite) who has assigned Sudhir ji a job of finding movies of the 60s’ decade that were lost or forgotten and Sudhir ji has done a great job of finding at least 112 such movies with about 79 left and these may be really unavailable otherwise he would have dug them out too. In addition to this, he has an ongoing series of songs which were reused in movies and I am sure that will give us a minimum of 50 songs.

Sudhir ji and Arunkumar ji (the encyclopaedia) are just two examples of dedicated contributors. We have others whose craze for Hindi film music has been manifested in the form of reading through the “ancient” 😉 issues of Film-India magazine and sharing knowledge gathered from there with us on the blog. Then there is the case of two resident NRAs who collaborate to produce posts to remember their favourite Sahir on his birth and death anniversaries. Of course, one NRA is more active than the other who I expect will surface in the last week of July as the anniversary of his and our favourite Mohd. Rafi is coming up and his activity will continue on to first week of August. (Hope I am not proved wrong) Of course there are those contributors who surface on the really important celebratory occasion of the blogs’ 15000th post, Atulji’s personal 10000, and birthdays of their personal favourite singers Mukesh, Shamshad Begum etc. I must make special mention of the behind the scene contributor who sees to it that the links of songs posted are working links in addition to sending his farmaishes in the form of lyrics.  So Atuldom is a kingdom of a group with varied interests in HFM and who have their own way of making the blog a unique space in cyberland.

As far as my own film music addiction is concerned, I have mentioned many a times how this blog has affected my way of listening to songs. How I have learnt about the life and times of the singers, actors, music directors, and others associated with movie making. And the most important take-away from this blog is a whole new set of friends who are always in touch 24/7 and who receive my phone-calls with a smile (I can feel it in their “Hello”). But I had an altogether different experience the last time I called Sudhir ji; my “hullo Sudhir ji” was met by a good two minute of laughter, such is the camaraderie that he knew exactly what I was going to say. 😊

For all of the above a big thank you to the blog and the blog master Atul. It is only because Atul ji started the blog on 19th July 2008 that we can call ourselves Atulites or Atulwaasis, who are residents of Atuldom.

Exactly a year after it was born, Atulji posted six songs on 19th July 2009. These represented six movies: two from 1969, and one each of 1956, 1954, 1953 and 1949. Of the movies that these songs were from only one is left to be yyippeed!! That is ‘Sambandh’ of 1969. It has 5 songs posted on the blog, out of a possible 11 or 12 , the last being posted in October of 2011. That is a loooong time ago.

So, to take ‘Sambandh’ a step forward we re-visit it today. The movie was produced by Ram Mukherjee; directed by Ajoy Biswas; had Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar for playback singers for songs written by Kavi Pradeep and composed by OP Nayyar. Atul ji has said in one of the previous posts of the songs of this movie that this was an unusual combination- OP Nayyar setting Kavi Pradeep’s words to tune. This movie had Pradeep Kumar and Deb Mukherjee heading the cast which also had Anjana (this was her debut) Sulochana Latkar, Anita Dutt (looks like Anita Guha, must have been Dutt at that time), Achala Sachdev, Vijaya Chaudhary, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nana Palshikar, Leela Mishra, etc.

The synopsis as given on IMDB is:

Manav Chatterjee’s childhood is spent in a wealthy home where his father, Umakant, is an alcoholic, and his mother a simple housewife, who tries in vain to get his dad to give up on alcohol. This results in differences between his parents, leading to their separation, and him leaving the house to be with his mother. Manav grows up as a cynic, and this cynicism increases when he goes to live with a foster and a very wealthy family. He marries Hiralal’s daughter, Sandhya, and both love each other deeply. But things do not seem to go Manav’s way at all, as he is separated from Sandhya, and after several months finds out that Hirala is about to get Sandhya married – again. Now Manav has changed his name, and is being helped by an unknowing Umakant to try and salvage, what possibly remains, of the rest of this bitter and lonely life.

Here is the list of songs posted this-date-that-year as is the practice in the Ten-Year Challenge,

Gore Gore Mukhde Pe Gesoo Jo Chhaa Gaye Patanga

1949

Bujh Gaye Aasha Ke Diye…Badle Rang Jahaan Ke Shikast

1953

Dil Se Milaa Ke Dil Pyaar Kijiye Taxi Driver

1954

Dil Dil Se Milaakar Dekho Mem Sahib

1956

Apni Maata Ke Dulaare Bachche Sambandh

1969

Saathiyaan Nahin Jaana Ke Ji Na Lage Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke

1969

Hindigeetmala.net (my personal HFGK) lists 12 songs for ‘Sambandh’ of which we have 5 on the blog. Of the twelve, six songs have Asha Bhonsle giving playback, one being a duet with Hemant Kumar. It is difficult to find videos of all the songs that are left to be posted, only audios are available on youtube. Another thing I found was almost all the songs were rather sombre or completely sad. Would love to see the movie to understand why the mood of the songs are so.  And as Atul ji has previously said this is a rather unusual OP Nayyar album with not one peppy number. So, choosing from what is available, here is the Hemant Kumar – Asha song which is a prayer and I would like to know on whom it was filmed.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASAD!!!!!
Thank you Atul ji for giving us ASAD.

There is still a lot of songs left in the ocean of HFM for us to find gems, pearls and corals.

P.S. after writing the post I ran through the movie to see who has lip synced the song. I found that the Hemant Kumar part is no where in the movie and Anita Dutt has lip-synced the Asha Bhonsle part.

Editor’s note-With this song, Hemant Kumar completes 200 songs in the blog as a playback singer.

 

Audio

Video

Song – Tum Ko To Karodon Saal Huye Batlaao Gagan Ghambhir  (Sambandh) (1969) Singer – Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

hey jagat pita parmatma
karo nirmal meri aatma
dukh haro dayalu
ab sukh do
sab avgun mere
karo kshama
parbhu karo Kshama
parbhu karo kshama
hey jagat pita parmatma

aaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaaa

tumko to karodon saal huye
batlaao gagan gambhir
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer
tumko to karodon saal huye
batlaao gagan gambhir
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer

milte hain kisi ko bin maange hi moti
oo oo oo
koi maange lekin bheekh naseeb na hoti
oo oo oo
kya soch ke hai malik ne rachi
ye do rangi tasveer
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer
tumko to karodon saal huye
batlaao gagan gambhir
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer

kuch kismatwaale sukh se amrit peete
oo oo oo
kuch dil par rakh pathar jeewan jeete
oo oo oo
kahin mann panchhi aakaash ude
kahin paanv padi zanjeer
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer
tumko to karodon saal huye
batlaao gagan gambhir
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer

kyun alag alag taqdeer

kyun alag alag taqdeer

kyun alag alag taqdeer

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हे जगत पिता परमात्मा
करो निर्मल मेरी आत्मा
दुख हरो दयालु
अब सुख दो
सब अवगुण मेरे करो क्षमा
प्रभु करो क्षमा
प्रभु करो क्षमा
हे जगत पिता परमात्मा

आss आsss
आss आsss

तुमको तो करोड़ों साल हुये
बतलाओ गगन गंभीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर
तुमको तो करोड़ों साल हुये
बतलाओ गगन गंभीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

मिलते हैं किसी को बिन मांगे ही मोती
ओ ओ ओ
कोई मांगे भी तो भीख नसीब ना होती
ओ ओ ओ
क्या सोच के है मालिक ने रची
ये दो रंगी तस्वीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर
तुमको तो करोड़ों साल हुये
बतलाओ गगन गंभीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

कुछ किस्मत वाले सुख से अमृत पीते
ओ ओ ओ
कुछ दिल पर रख कर पत्थर जीवन जीते
ओ ओ ओ
कहीं मन पंछी आकाश उड़े
कहीं पाँव पड़ी ज़ंजीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर
तुमको तो करोड़ों साल हुये
बतलाओ गगन गंभीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर


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Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15100

Today (1 july 2019) happens to be the first day of the month (pehli taareekh). People today arev no longer as happy and bullish about pehli taareekh as they were till a few decades back, nevertheless it remains an important day for people.

This time, it happens to be monday, the first working day as well. 😉 It is as if one is beginning a new month with a clean slate, with the first working day of the week. 🙂 There are people who dread mondays. I am sure regulars of this blog are not among such people. 🙂

This day happens to be quite an important day for the blog as well. Today is the 4000th day for this blog ! 4000 days of continous vibrant existence, with posts almost every day !

Out of 4000 days, there have been 217 dot days (5.4 % days) when no posts were published, otherwise there have been posts everyday on 3783 days (94.6 %) out of these 4000 days !

The peak daily strike rate of this blog was 4.626 posts a day on 1902th day of the blog on 2 october 2013 when 8800th post was posted. Those were the days when covering six songs in a day was considered normal in the blog. The strike rate began to fall from 2015 onwards and today on the 4000th day of the blog we are on 15100 only !

Did I say post number 15100 ? Yes, I did. Today on the 4000th day of the blog, we reach another century post, namely post number 15100 in the blog.

Many of our writeup contents, like our strike rate of posts have dried up as well, nevertheless we still summon enough creative juices for special occasions. Blog century post is one such special occasion.

This writeup is a labour of love (a favourite phrase for this blog) and it covers a topic that I wanted to cover on 5 june 2015, which was world environment day. Though I had considerable data on this topic, I was not able to convert all that data into useful and interesting information in the limited time that I could summon by that date. So I decided that this topic would be covered while discussing post number 15100. I discussed the matter with Sudhir Jee and requested him to find a suitable song. Finally we zeroed in on a song that is quite appropriate and suitable for the occasion as well as the topic being discussed in the song.

The topic of this writeup is environment. This writeup covers a man who has singlehandedly performed a Herculean task ( भगीरथ प्रयास) in the area of environment.

Who is this man and what he has done ?

Jitu Kalita, a Jorhat-based journalist who writes a popular column on nature in Prantik, an Assamese magazine, was stalking vultures when he found himself on the far side of Aruna sapori (sapori is the Assamese word for island), entering a forest, when a visibly perturbed tribal man practically attacked him and chased him off the land.

Later, Jitu Kalita managed to pacify the man and he convinced him that he was a journalist and not a poacher as apprehended by the tribal man. It was then that the tribal man, named Jadav Payeng, gradually opened up to Jitu Kalita and Jitu Kalita had the biggest news scoop of his career.

He is a man called Jadav “Molai” Payeng, a native of Assam. A man in his late 50s, he is an ordinary man who lives in a village near Jorhat (Assam). A tribal man of Mising tribe of Assam, he makes his living by milking his cattles and selling their milk.

When he was young, he lived with his parents and family is an island on River Brahamputra, near a small town called Kokilamukh located on south bank of the river.

In 1965, there was a big flood and that devastated the island (called Kartic sapori or Aruna sapori). Jadav Payeng’s family decided to move to another island to the north, namely Majuli island (which incidentally is the biggest river island in the world).

Before relocating, acute poverty compelled his parents to leave five-year-old Jadav in the care of Anil Borthakur, a court-master at the District Judge Court in Jorhat, who looked after his schooling.

In 1979, after he had appeared for his matriculation examination in a Jorhat School, Jadav Payeng visited his native place during summer season. What he saw there devastated him. He saw hundreds of dead snakes or the dry and hot sands. These snakes, which were washed ashore that island during rainy season, had died in summer because there was no vegetation growing in the sands that could protect and nurture these snakes. Jadav Payeng was heart broken. If snakes could die like this, then in future humans can likewise die if there is no vegetation to protect and nurture them- he thought. And he resolved to do something about that.

He approached forest department (where he had worked as a labourer in their project of afforestation), but they refused to help him and stated that it was not possible to do what he wanted.

Jadav Payeng asked the elders who lived in that area about some suitable vegetations that could be grown there. They advised him to grow world’s tallest grass. Initially confused, he later came to know that they described bamboo as world’s tallest grass. They also provided him some seeds.

Jadav Payeng began to plant seeds regularly from that day in 1979. Initially it was bamboo, and later, when Bamboo trees formed a decent enough self sustaining vegetation, he began to plant other variety of seeds as well.

Jada Payeng kept on and on for more than three decades unsung, unknown, unheralded. He obviously had genuine passion for the task that he could go on and on singlehandedly for this long without any support.

It was only thanks to the chance discovery by nature photographer Jitu Kalita that people came to know about this forest which was grown singlehandedly by one man.

This forest became so large and so thick that wild animals like Elephants (from Dibrugarh), Rhinos (from Kaziranga) and tigers (from Karbi anglong) found their way into his forest.

This jungle was named Mulai kathoni (Mulai jungle) by the local people, where Mulai was his nickname.

Jadav Payeng had built his tribal style home (known as Changghar – house on stilts in the Mising style) in the jungle where he lived with his family (wife and three kids). When the herd of elephants first arrived in the jingle in 2008, they overran his home.

He stood and watched from a distance and realised the magnitude of what he had done. While the others watched on, baffled, he was overcome with joy. And he had every reason to be – he has succeeded in bringing life (that too wildlife) back to the island.

But his celebrations were short-lived. A few days later, angry villagers, having assessed the damage to their crops, blamed Mulai Kathoni for attracting the elephants. One mob manifested their anger by cutting down trees while another set fire to a patch at the far end. He reckons he lost one tenth of the forest in that first wave of mindless violence.

Fortunately, things calmed down since. The forest department too realised that wild elephants had gone to this “new” jungle that they knew nothing about till then. The ex-gratia payment for damaged crops offered by the Forest Department, the media attention and accolades bestowed on Payeng helped in suppressing the rage of the villagers.

What was empty sandbar had transformed into a full fledged jungle spread over 1360 acres (550 hectares). The forest now had around 5000 trees of over 100 different species, all singlehandedly planted by him. The vegetation included shimloo, shishoo, bhelo, gamari, segun, jamun, aam, kathol, shirish, dimolu, kohee, koroi, arjuna, amla, kadam, krishnasure, aizar, two types of neem, bagori etc (all local names). Most he planted himself; others grew from the seeds dispersed by winds, birds and the Brahmaputra. The forest now had fullfledged fauna consisting of Elephants, tigers, rhinos , deers, monkeys, rabbits, vultures and other birds etc !

Central Park in Manhattan in New York, a famous man made jungle is spread over 843 acres (341 hectares). It was created thanks to the efforts of many men and machinery.

If Central Park is larger than countries of Monaco(202 hectares) and Vatican city (44 hectares), then this forest (now called mulai kathonibari or Mulai forest) is larger than Gibralter (area 680 hectares) of Great Britain and comparable to area cocos island of Australia (1373 hectares).

Jadav Payeng’s fame spread slowly. Initially it was confined to local media. From 2012 till 2015, he became known mainly among academic circles and he was honoured by JNU (2012) where he was hailed as Forest Man of India. In 2013, he was honoured by Indian Institute of Forest Management.

Earlier, only people have access to corridors of power used to get government awards. Now a days, public are being encouraged to nominate people for such awards. That is how many unknown and unsung people are being recognised these days. That is how someone recommended his name for Padmshree Award and he received Padmshree Award at the hands of President Pranob Mukherji in 2015.

The Padmshree recognition caught the eyes of media and gave him world wide recognition. Many TV channels of various languages have visited him and have featured him in their TV programs. Even International media have covered him. He began to be called nationwide and even abroad to attend seminars and conferences.

Though a school drop out, he has vast knowledge about nature and he talks like an environmentalists that he actually is. He has knowledge which many theoretical environmentalists may not be aware of. For instance, he knows that Rhinos, Elephants and ungulates prefer to eat three different kinds of grasses. He is not familar with the English or scientific names of these grasses though.

He gets invited all over India and also abroad. wherever he goes, he is on the lookout for seeds of plants, which he keeps in his pocket. He manages to bring all these seeds with him to his native place in Assam and then plants them in the forest.

All this fame and recognition has not changed him. he is the same humble person that he was earlier. He did all this not for awards, but because he strongly believed in the cause. That is how he could go about this tast unrecognised and unsung for three decades.

Though not formally educated, he is an environmentalist at heart. He insists that Environment schience should be made compulsory in primary schools. Every kid, when he starts schooling should be given two saplings. He should be responsible for their care. By the time he leaves school some one decade later, his two plants would be full fledged trees. As for senior people not in school, they should plant one plant and nurture it. That way everyone of us would ensure our continued survival in earth.

“Man is responsible for the well-being of all animals and birds in this world,” Payeng explains. “If man does not take care of all animals, who will?”

Jadav Payeng lived in his hut in his jungle till 2011. Then he moved to “mainland”, namely a village called Eklong Mising Gaon near Kokilamukh in Jorhat in 2011, mainly to take care of the schooling needs of his three children.

He still goes to his jungle regularly from his “mainland” home, which involves walk on foot for a few kilimeters, followed by a treacherous boat ride over a stream of River Brahmputra, then walk of a few kilometeres, then another boat ride in another treacherous stream of river Brahmputra, and finally a trek of several kilometers before he reaches his jungle. Then the same trek back home.

To appreciate the logistics, I have provided the google earth image of his forest. One can also see the vastness of the river. As mentioned above, this small island is larger than some small nations of the world. The jungle grown by Jadav Payeng itself is larger than the smallest nations of the world.

Island in River Brahmpurta with Mulai forest
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Bird’s eye view, with River Brahmputra seen- See how wide is the river. The area to the north of mulai forest is Majuli island.
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It gives me great pleasure to introduce Jadav Payeng, the great self made environmentalist of India. What he singlehandedly achieved despite absolute lack of resources, encouragement and guidance is simply astonishng and out of the world. I am happy that his efforts were finally recognised, even if it took more than three decades.

I hope that we will not just pay lip service to his contributions, but that we will actually try and do out sincere bit for nature and environment.

The song that accompanies this writeup talks about the effects of hot weather as well. So pretty lady- Helen, who else, beseeches her beau to take her to Shimla, seeing how hot it is in the city. Let us grow more threes, so the temperatures in our cities remain under control. Else, even hill cities where people like to go to during summer will become as hot as plain during summer season. We are already witnessing this.

This song is from “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh” (1962). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

On the occasion to 15100th song on 4000th day of the blog, I thank one and all for their continued support and well wishes. We have access to much better support from our fellow music lovers, much better support than what Jadav Payeng enjoyed, so I hope that we will be able to keep our musical bandwagon rolling on and on for as many years as possible.


Song-Ye hai june ka maheena aaye bada hi paseena (Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

ye hai june ka maheena
aaye bada re paseena

ho ho ho ho
mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
are le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
are le chal shimle baabu

kaale pad gaye gaal gulaabi
naina pad gaye peele
kaale pad gaye gaal gulaabi
naina pad gaye peele
kabhi na poochha toone re baabu
ho ho ho
kabhi na poochha tooune re baabu
thanda sharbat peele
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu

nainital mein bachpan beeta
srinagar mein jawani
nainital mein bachpan beeta
srinagar mein jawani
toone meri kadar na jaani haaye ae ae re
tune meri kadar na jaani
ja re rajasthani
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu

dekh ke kaale kaale baadal
main to nikli ghar se
dekh ke kaale kaale baadal
main to nikli ghar se
jaane kiski lagi najariya
haaye ae ae re
jane kiski lagi najariya
chale gaye
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu


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