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This article is the 17100th song post in the blog.
This post also includes the 1500th Hindi lyrics contribution by Sudhir ji.

Blog Day :

5140 Post No. : 17100

We in this blog regularly publish song posts everyday without a fail. The last date when no post appeared in the blog was 25 December 2019 (Blog day number 4177). Today (14 August 2022) is the 5140th day for the blog. So there has been no DOT day for the blog during last 973 days !

When we are this regular, then song posts add up and before we realize, we arrive at the next century mark. The previous century mark was a big occasion when we reached a round figure of 17000 song posts.

Nowadays only one or two songs posts appear in a day whereas more than six songs used to appear daily in the blog ten years ago, as we have been noticing while discussing songs under our Blog Ten Year Challenge series. Even then we reach our centuries fairly regularly. The 17000th song post appeared on 2 June 2022. Today, on 14 august 2022, that is 63 days later, we arrive at the next century song post, namely song post number 17100 !

This is a century song post with some difference. It is the first century post for the blog after the blog became ASAD Bhopali. In other words, it is the first century post after I superannuated from my Railway service and settled down at Bhopal. If I or others thought that the pace of the blog will pick up, that has not happened. In any case, we nowadays are not much concerned about the pace at which we are going. We just ensure that no day should be a DOT date.

The century post is always a special post that showcases a song that is special in one way or the other. All the 170 century songs (yes we have had that many century posts in the blog) have been very special songs. Assuming each of these song to be 3 minutes long, listening to all these songs non stop will require 510 minutes, viz 8 hours 30 minutes ! Assuming someone sets out to listen to all the 17100 songs at the same rate of 3 minutes per song, he will need 51300 minutes, which is 855 hours viz nearly 36 days (non stop round the clock) worth of music !

Regulars have actually listened to all these songs. I, who has published bulk of these song posts have actually listened to all these songs multiple times !

So one can have some rough idea of how much time has gone into the effort of bringing all this collection together at one place. And this is by now an online collaboration of nearly two dozen like minded music lovers who have been putting on enormous amount of time and effort and love into this ongoing online project of collecting and piecing together authentic information about the glorious history of Hindi movie music.

As a result of our collective effort, we have showcased songs from over 4600 movies. More than 1000 singers, more than 800 lyricists and more than 500 music directors are already represented in the blog. 1329 movies have already been YIPPEEE’D.

The above figures may not look very impressive to the uninitiated, but the initiated persons will know that this is perhaps the only place online where all this information is available at one place. For instance, many of the YIPPEEE’D movies had songs that are rare songs. Those missing songs have been specially located and uploaded by us (more specifically by Sudhir Ji). Similarly a few of the special songs (including century songs) were special songs that were uploaded for the first time online while those special posts were published.

During the process of our posts, We found songs that were incorrectly credited in HFGK. we have come across songs that did not find mention in HFGK. We also had occasions when new information about songs and artists were received from comments made by knowledgeable sources. Sometimes even close relatives of the artists commented on our posts and shared invaluable information with us.

All the above facts are extremely satisfying to us who are associated with the blog in various capacities. We feel that we in our own small ways, are contributing our mite to human knowledge . With time, our contribution may find more appreciation, I am sure of it.

I started thinking about a song for the occasion only at the last moment which is my wont these days. I finally zeroed in on this song from ‘Nav Durga’ (1953).

‘Nav Durga’ was produced by Homi Wadia and directed by Babubhai Mistri for Basant Pictures Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mahipal, SN Tripathi, Sulochana Chatterji, Amarnath, Agha Shapur, Raja Sandow etc. in it. The movie had nine songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the blog so far.

The song being discussed is sung by two sisters. We have hundreds of songs sung by Mangeshkar sisters, but there were other sisters too in HFM. But duets sung by these sisters are few and far between. Suman Kalyanpur (nee Hemadi) has sung a few duets with her sisters, such as Shyama Chittar (nee Hemadi). Geeta Dutt too had a sister called Laxmi Roy, but her sister sang very few songs before vanishing from the HFM after her marriage.

The song under discussion is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Roy) and Laxmi Roy. Ramesh Chandra Pandey is the lyricist. Music is composed by SN Tripathi. This is a joyous song. Geeta Dutt sings initial stanzas. Laxmi Roy’s voice appears towards the later half of the song.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement that is providing us with the energy to drive this musical bandwagon on and on. Let this musical bandwagon roll on and on for many more centuries of songs.


Song-Aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar (Nav Durga)(1953) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Laxmi Roy, Lyrics-Ramesh Chandra Pandey, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
ho o o
aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara

bagiya mein chhaayi umang hai
aaj phoolon mein preetam ka rang hai
ho o
phoolo mein preetam ka rang hai
bagiya mein chhaayi umang hai
aur phoolon mein pritam ka rang hai
ho o
phoolon mein pritam ka rang hai
honthon mein pyaas liye
milne ki aas liye
dulhan ne ghoonghat utaara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara

aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

mukhda gulaab sa hai pyaara
jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara
o jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara

mukhda gulaab sa hai pyaara
jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara
o jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara

maiya ki god bhari
nainon ko jyot mili
jagmag hai aangan humaara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara
aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara
chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
हो ओ ओ
आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

बगिया में छाई उमंग है
आज फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
हो ओ
फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
बगिया में छाई उमंग है
आज फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
हो ओ
फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
होठों में प्यास लिए
मिलने की आस लिए
दुल्हन ने घूँघट उतारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

मुखड़ा गुलाब सा है प्यारा
झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
ओ झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
मुखड़ा गुलाब सा है प्यारा
झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
ओ झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
मैया की गोद भरी
नैनों को ज्योत मिली
जगमग है आँगन हमारा
हो सखी
चमका है नैनों का तारा
चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी
चमका है नैनों का तारा

आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा


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Blog Day :

5132 Post No. : 17088

‘Jeewan Jyoti’ (1976) was produced by M Sarwanan and M Balu and directed by Murugan Kumaran for A.V.M. Productions Private Limited, Madras. This movie had Vijay Arora, Bindiya Goswami (debutant), A.K.Hangal, Satyen Kappu,Rakesh/rakesh pandey (Guest),Anjan Srivastava, Sudhir, Dinesh Hingu, Rajnath, Rahavaiah, Tulsiram, Bheeshma, Om Shivpuri, Sulochana Chatterji, Dulari, Halam, Udayalakshmi, Bhanumati, Munni, Ritukamal, (Introducing) Jayamalini, (The wonder children ) Master Raju Shrestha and Baby Mun Mun etc in it.

‘Jeewan Jyoti’ had six songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from ‘Jeewan Jyoti’ to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

The song is picturised on Bindiya Goswami and Vijay Arora.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, Lata Mangeshkar silently completes 3800 song posts in the blog.

audio link: (Full)

video link: (partial)

Song-Duniya rang badalti jaaye (Jeewan Jyoti)(1976) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

duniya aa aa aa aa
rang badalti jaa..aaye
beetey dinon kee raatein
bichhudey huo`on kee baatein
bichhudey huo`on ko o
yaad dilaaye
haaayye duniya aa aaa
rang badaltee jaa..aaye
beetey dinon kee raatein
bichhudey huo`on kee baatein
bichhudey huo`on ko o yaad dilaaye
haaayye duniyaa aa aaa aa
rang badaltee jaa..aaye

ik rut aayegi
ik rut jaayegee eee
ik rut aayegi
ik rut jaayegee eee
birahan ke mann ko
har rut tadpaayegi
aake na jaaye jo woh
din aaye
haayye duniya aa
rang badalti jaa…aaye
beetey dinon kee raatein
bichhudey huo`on kee baatein
bichhudey huo`on ko o yaad dilaaye
haaayye duniyaa aa aaa aa
rang badaltee jaa..aaye

hamne naseebon ke
bhed naa aa jaaney thhe aey
hamne naseebon ke
bhed naa aa jaaney thhe
kyaa hum wohee hain jo
saathi puraaney thhe
aankhon ka dhokhaa mann ko
tadpaaye
haayye duniyaa aa
rang badalti jaa…aaye
beetey dinon kee raatein
bichhudey huo`on kee baatein
bichhudey huo`on ko o yaad dilaaye
haaayye duniyaa aa aaa aa
rang badaltee jaa..aaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दुनिया आ आ आ
रंग बदलती जा॰॰आए
बीते दिनों की यादें
बिछुड़े हुओं की बातें
बिछुड़े हुओं को
याद दिलाये
हाए
दुनिया आ आ आ
रंग बदलती जा॰॰आए
बीते दिनों की यादें
बिछुड़े हुओं की बातें
बिछुड़े हुओं को
याद दिलाये
हाए दुनिया
रंग बदलती जा॰॰आए

इक रुत आएगी
इक रुत जाएगी
इक रुत आएगी
इक रुत जाएगी
बिरहन के मन को
हर रुत तड़पाएगी
आके ना जाए जो
वो दिन आए
हाए दुनिया
रंग बदलती जा॰॰आए
बीते दिनों की यादें
बिछुड़े हुओं की बातें
बिछुड़े हुओं को
याद दिलाये
हाए दुनिया
रंग बदलती जा॰॰आए

हमने नसीबों के
भेद ना जाने थे
हमने नसीबों के
भेद ना जाने थे
क्या हम वही हैं जो
साथी पुराने थे
आँखों का धोखा मन को
तड़पाये
हाए दुनिया
रंग बदलती जा॰॰आए
बीते दिनों की यादें
बिछुड़े हुओं की बातें
बिछुड़े हुओं को
याद दिलाये
हाए दुनिया
रंग बदलती जा॰॰आए


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.

Blog Day :

5119 Post No. : 17067

Today’s song is from the film Ladai ke baad-1943.

This is a very misleading title for a film which was made during the peak period of Second World war. Reading this title, it is natural for anyone to feel that this was a film which was on the matters which will take place after the war is over, or it may be a depiction of the country and the social life going through changes after the war ended. But none of it ! It was simply all about a war (Ladai) between two neighbouring families, caused by the usual Ego clash – though there is a loving couple in both families, hoping to get married. And it was called a Comedy film.

The film was made by Navyug Chitrapat, Poona. There is a little history behind the launch of this film making company. Master Vinayak (father of actress Baby Nanda) had his own film company Hans Pictures, in partnership with half brother Baburao pendharkar and cameraman pandurang Naik. Their first film was Chhaya-36-aq bilingual in marathi and hindi. It was not only a hit film but also it won many awards. Next 2 films, Premveer-37 and Dhrmveer-37 were also successful. Then came the film Jwala-38, a bilingual. Unfortunately this film was a big flop and Vinayak suffered heavy loss. To make it up, he then made 2 more films-Bramhachari-38 and brandy ki botal-39. Although these were successful at the Box office, the loss was not compensated. Even the last attempt with marathi film Ardhangi-40 (Hindi-Ghar ki Rani-40) could not salvage the damage done by jwala and Hans Pictures was dissolved.

He then launched navyug Chitrapat, along with Acharya P.K.Atre as a partner. Navyug was the first film company to offer 100 rupees shares to the common public (Bombay Talkies had given its shares to its Directors initially). The first film made was in Marathi-Lapandav-40. Then came Amrit-41(in Hindi and marathi) and ‘Pahili Mangalagaur’-42 in marathi, wherein Lata Mangeshkar made her Debut. During the making of this film, Vinayak left navyug and started his own ” Prafull Pictures’. After the last film Ladai ke baad-1943, navyug Chitrapat also closed down.

Actually, if one goes through the early marathi Cinema production history, one would know that launching and closing film companies was quite frequent in the Marathi film industry. In the early era, films were made in Poona, Kolhapur and Bombay. Two major communities in Maharashtra, Gujarati and Marathi entered the cinema field. Gujaratis were businessmen and had the money power. They immediately became the owners of film companies, supplied finance and made profits. Marathi people had no money but they had a hard working nature, acting Talent, Music expertise and Technical knowledge. Thus the jobs were automatically divided. Whenever Marathi people owned or launched film companies, they lost the battle due to lack of business sense and clash of false egos among partners. In later years, however, this picture changed.

Film Ladai ke baad-43 was directed by R.S.Junnarkar. Raghunath Shankar junnarkar was born on 19-3-1911 in Bijapur. After matriculation, he joined the film industry as a technician,in 1931, in Zarina pictures. He moved to kohinoor film company and then to United Artistes. Later he joined Kohinoor Cinetone in the capacity of screenplay writer and editor in 1934. master Vinayak Called him to Hans pictures in 1936. He was diligent and hard working. He got his first chance as a director of film sangam (Hindi and Marathi)-1941. Before this, he had jointly directed the film Bahurani in 1940, with actor Mubarak.

For navyug pictures he directed Pahili mangalagaur, Tuzach (Hindi version Main tera hoon) and Pundalik all marathi films. After Vinayak left navyug he completed the film pahili mangalagaur. In this film, there was a kissing scene of Snehaprabha pradhan and Shahu Modak. Lata also debuted in this film with acting and singing for herself.

Junnarkar was excellent as a screenplay writer. he wrote for films Nigahe nafrat -35 (Debut of Shobhana Samarth), Chhaya-36, dharmaveer-37, jwala-38, Neera and nanda-1946(directed also). he also wrote lyrics for film Taqrar-1944, he edited films, premveer, Nigahe nafrat, dharmaveer, Birha ki raat and Baazuband. (Thanks to the book ‘ Marathi Cinema in retrospect’ by Sanjit Narvekar).

Coming back to film Ladai ke baad-43, the songs were written by Wali Saeb.He was the brother of lyricist Nazim Panipati. Wali Saheb was a person of one of a kind. He was an educated person fond of writing stories and songs, but he was also very orthodox in nature, So much so, that he had made it compulsory for his actress wife Mumtaz Shanti, to come for shootings in a Burkha, and was also a perfect Hypocrite who allowed her to act in films as a lover of the Hero ! He would put it in her contract that the hero would not touch her during the shoots. To ensure this, he used to be present personally in her every shoot. After the shooting, she was to put on her Burkha again and head straight home, without talking a word with anyone.

It seems her uncle Barkat Nizami ( husband of actress Geeta Nizami) had brought her in films and he used to take away 75% of her earnings ( 50% for himself and 25% for his son). However, after her marriage to Wali saheb, this had stopped.

His name was Wali Mohd Khan. He was born in Poona on 10-8- 1908. His family was from Punjab. He became a Compounder with a Doctor in Lahore till 1938. He used to write songs for the Recording companies, for a sum of Rs. 5 per song ! He entered film line as a story writer and Lyricist, with film,” Soni Kumharan ‘ produced by East India Film Company.His songs became popular and he started writing dialogues too.He wrote songs, stories and dialogues for 36 films in all, with 280 songs. He worked for Kamla Movietone, Pancholi studios,Talwar productions, Cine art production etc.He even sang one song in the film Udhar-1949.

After trying his hand at Direction in Venus pictures film ” Lady Doctor”-44, he went on to produce and direct film ” Dekhoji”-47, under his own banner, Punjab film corporation ltd. Bombay. He produced and directed 4 more films, Padmini-48, Heer Ranjha-48, Putli-50 and Zamane ki Hawa-52. In all these films, the Heroine was Mumtaz Shanti. He migrated to Pakistan, with his actress wife, in the mid 50s. ( Thanks to information from Film Directory-46, muVyz, HFGK and my notes.)

I am not giving the film story because it was given along with the film’s first song discussed here in 2016. The music was by Dada Chandekar. Shankar Vishnu aka Dada Chandekar was from Kolhapur. He was born on 19-3-1897. His father used to do Keertan in temples and also play Harmonium. Dada also became an expert in playing the harmonium. Due to poverty, Dada joined Kirloskar drama company and used to do female roles. One day, by chance when the regular Harmonium player was absent, Dada got the opportunity to play Harmonium in a drama, which was lauded by all.

Later he joined Deenanath Mangeshkar’s Balwant Natak company where he played Harmonium for 20 years. Now Dada wanted to join the film industry. He assisted Dhamman Khan in the film Kaliya Mardan made by Bhali Pendharkar. When Dhamman Khan was removed due to his irregularity, Dada was appointed MD for the same film. Thus started his career finally. In 1937, he joined Huns Pictures of Master Vinayak and gave background music for the film Jwala-1938. This prompted the film Brahmachari-1938 to be given to him. This film’s music became Hit and created records in Hindi and Marathi versions. He gave music to Huns and Navyug films.

His other films as a MD were Brandy ki Botal-39, Devta-39, Ghar ki Rani-40, Amrit-41, Sangam-41, Ladai ke baad-43, Lieutenant-44, Din Raat-45, Main Tera Hoon-47, Moti-47 and his last Hindi film Phool aur Kaante-48. Meanwhile he was doing Marathi films also. He gave music to 25 Marathi films till 1964. It was he, who gave the First ever opportunity to Lata Mangeshkar to sing in a film. The film was ” Pahili Mangalagaur”-1942. It was a duet with Snehprabha Pradhan.

Dada Chandekar gave music to many Marathi dramas and he also worked for All India Radio, Poona for a few years. Dada Chandekar, one of the early composers of Hindi and Marathi films, died on 27-1-1976 at Poona.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Snehprabha Pradhan and Govind Kuruvilkar.

Editor’s note. This is the 100th song of Wali sahab as a lyricist in the blog. He becomes 32nd lyricist and 94th artist overall to complete 100 songs in the blog.


Song- Dagar mori chhodo ji (Ladaai Ke Baad)(1943) Singers- Snehprabha Pradhan, Govind Kuruvilkar, Lyricist- Wali Sahab, MD- Dada Chandekar

Lyrics

Dagar mori chhodo ji
Dagar mori
chhodo ji
tum to chhedoge
main hoon akeli
tum to chhedoge
main hoon akeli
Dagar mori chhodo ji
Dagar mori
chhodo ji

donon haathhon mein mere kabootar
donon haathhon mein mere kabootar
tere sar se bhari hai ye gaagar
tere sar se bhari hai ye gaagar
kaise chhedoonga
naar naveli

Dagar mori chhodo ji
Dagar mori
chhodo ji
tum to chhedoge
main hoon akeli
tum to chhedoge
main hoon akeli
gaagar mein donon kabootar bithhaakar
gaagar mein donon kabootar bithhaakar
gaagar ko dhhakke se upar uthhaakar
gaagar ko dhhakke se upar uthhaakar
hamse karoge athhkheli
hamse karoge athhkheli
tu ko samjhaye ??
tu ko samjhaye ??

Dagar mori chhodo ji
Dagar mori
chhodo ji
tum to chhedoge
main hoon akeli
tum to chhedoge
main hoon akeli

mujhe baadh liya kaajal ki dori se kyun
mujhe baadh liya
mujhe baadh liya kaajal ki dori se kyun

toone chhedaa thha
toone chhedaa thha
panghat pe chori se kyun
toone chhedaa thha
panghat pe chori se kyun
mose bhool hui
aaj mose bhool hui
naar naveli

kahin dekhe na mori saheli
Dagar mori chhodo ji
Dagar mori
chhodo ji
tum to chhedoge
main hoon akeli
tum to chhedoge
main hoon akeli
agar mori chhodo ji
Dagar mori
chhodo ji


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Today (5 July 2022) is the 5100th day for the blog.

Blog Day :

5100 Post No. : 17034

Regulars may have noticed lack of activity in the blog on my part for the last ten odd days. From June 25 till June 28, 7 posts were published and all these articles were posted by Sudhir jee. I had specifically requested him on 24 June 2022 that “it will be difficult for me to find time for publishing new posts from 24 june till 27 June. So I request you to uphold the blog flag for these four days.”

Sudhir jee had promised to do the needful, viz ensuring that we had at least one post on each of these days. He ended up publishing four posts on 27 June 2022, prompted by an over-enthusiastic Avinash Scrapwala, who sent many RD Burman write ups on that day for publication. 🙂

I was extremely busy from the evening of 23 June till noon of 28 June. I was journeying throughout these days, crisscrossing various places, never staying in one place for more than one day. I was in mission mode to achieve mission critical tasks where Icould not afford to fail.

What exactly were there mission critical tasks ?

Convocation ceremony of 2016 batch of MBBS students of LTMMC was to take place on 24 June. As proud parents of our daughter who was among the one hundred plus MBBS students successfully completing their course and internship from LTMMC (Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical college), I and my wife obviously had to be present in Mumbai on this occasion. I took an evening flight from Gorakhpur to Mumbai on 23 june and arrived Mumbai at around 9 PM. My wife, who was at Bhopal, took an evening train (Punjab Mail) at Rani Kamlapati and arrived Mumbai on the morning of 24 June.

The convocation ceremony took place at the iconic Shanmukhananda auditorium of Mumbai, which is located close to LTMMC in Sion, Mumbai. I had read about this famous auditorium many times. Many well known cultural programs have taken place in this auditorium. Portraits of some legendary artists hang on the walls of the auditorium.

The convocation ceremony, which was supposed to start at 10 AM, started late, after 12 noon. The 2700 plus seat capacity auditorium was full of relatives of the students. While there were many from Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, several sets of parents and relatives had come from all over India, and some from abroad as well.

The 14 dignitaries (including six ladies) who were welcomed and seated on the dais were the “who is who” of medical fraternity in Mumbai.

The function was not a boring affair. These convocations held at Mumbai are very much like the film city functions, full of songs and dances. The students entered the hall dancing to some new popular Hindi movie songs, which I was obviously oblivious of. 🙂 They then took their seats in the front rows of the auditorium.

All the 14 dignitaries gave their speeches. That was followed by the function where individual students were called by name and handed over their certificates, medals etc. It was quite filmy ishtyle program. The name of the student and his/her details would be announced. Then a filmy song would play and the student would make a grand entry on the stage, dancing to that tune. Most of these tunes were new (unfamiliar to me), but I was happy to note that some of the students danced to the tunes of 1970s and 1980s Hindi movie songs as well. 🙂

The medals and certificate distribution went on till after 2 PM. then it was lunch break. After lunch break, four videos, prepared and shot by the students themselves, that showed their stay during these years in the college, were played. My daughter was co producer, director, (and actor too) in one of these videos. 🙂

It was evening when the gala function finally came to a close. The hectic and satisfying day had passed, but another hectic day awaited the two of us the next day. I and my wife had to catch an early morning flight to Gorakhpur the next day (25 June 2022).

We checked in to a hotel near the airport on the night of 24 June. We woke up at 4 AM in the morning and left for the airport. The flight was at 6 AM. We arrived Gorkhpur before time at 8 AM on 25 June which was a Saturday. After arriving at home, I (rather my wife), got busy in the task that was upon us. 90 % of the household items, including the car had already been sent to Bhopal in February 2022. The remaining items were now required to be packed and loaded on a truck to be dispatched to Bhopal. This work is normally done by professional packers, but my wife does it herself.

The truck was dispatched in the afternoon. Then we went to the gas agency and surrendered the gas connection.

The most important ‘item’ that we needed to shift was not luggage, but the two pets, namely Bhole and Izza. The cat had been shifted to Bhopal in February and that was less challenging because the cat went in our car along with wife and daughter. Taking the dogs by car for 1000 km was out of question because the car was no longer there in Gorakhpur. Moreover, the junior dog, Izza, is a very poor road traveller and she gets sick at the prospect of a road travel.

Fortuitously, there was one direct train from Gorakhpur towards Bhopal the very next morning (26 June 2022). It is the only train from Gorakhpur towards Bhopal that has an AC first coach in it. According to Railway rules, dogs can be taken either in dog box kept in Guard van (an unrealistic rule) or in AC first coach, if fellow passengers do not object. The best way to eliminate fellow passengers’ objection is to ensure that we book a two berth coupe (there are two such coupes in AC first coach). I had asked my staff to sound out the person who allots berths in the train including AC first that we should be allotted a two berth coupe.

But that is not all. Dogs are needed to be booked on the train. You need to have health certificate for them issued by a vet who certifies that they are fit to travel by train. That certificate is produced at the parcel office along with owners’ ticket and ID proof. Then a ticket is issued for the dogs allowing then to travel by train. Mostly, this booking of pets takes place one hour before the train has to start and the pets must be presented at the booking office. But that was a very challenging scenario. Gorakhpur Railway station is a very vast Railway station. The parcel booking office is in platform number one, whereas the train leaves from platform number nine. The two platforms are like two terminals of Mumbai Airport. So I sent my staff to convince the parcel officials to issue the pets documents earlier, if possible.

Next morning, my staff, who had reached the station at 5 AM, phoned me informing me that the tickets for the pets had been booked. Booked without taking the pets to the parcel office ! That was a big relief. So we directly reached at platform nine. There is a road running parallel to the platform. So we reached close to our coach and boarded the train along with the pets and luggage.The staff who had got the pets ticket booked handed me the document. I profusely thanked the staff, but failed to notice that the ticket price was Rs 400/-. However, I paid the money to the staff later.

After some initial discomfiture, both dogs, including Izza made themselves comfortable. Bhole, as is his wont being a down to earth dog, preferred to sit down on the floor. I made Izza sit on the lower berth and she soon made herself comfortable there, much to our relief.

Though we had sent most of our luggage earlier, but subsequently my wife discovered some more items that needed to be carried with us. So our luggage had become considerable. In Gorakhpur, the staff took care of carrying the luggage. I needed similar help at Bhopal. So I phoned the mechanical officer at Bhopal and requested for the help of his staff in carrying my luggage. The train arrived Bhopal before time at 8:40 PM (scheduled arrival time was 8:55 PM). The luggage and pets were deboarded.

Our daughter, after her convocation on 24 June had taken a morning flight to Bhopal on 25 June. She was to receive us at Bhopal. All the luggage and the two pets were somehow accommodated in the car. Izza, whom I was holding in the front passenger seat was putting up a stiff fight. Somehow I managed to restrain her while we arrived at the home. So our pets were successfully transported from Gorakhpur to Bhopal.

Next morning (27 June), the daughter had to go back to Mumbai. She drove the car herself to the airport. In the return direction, I drove the car back to the home. By the time we arrived home and had our breakfast etc, the daughter had already reached Mumbai. 🙂

I had my train back towards Gorakhpur in the afternoon. The train got delayed by about three hours. I boarded the train in the evening instead of afternoon, and arrived Gorakhpur at noon of 28 June, instead of morning.

If I was busy till morning on 28 June, the other engagements for the next three days were even more important. It is just that I did not have to travel on these days.

The residence items had all been sent. So I needed some other accommodation at Gorakhpur. I had already booked a transit accommodation room in a Railway Officers rest house. I went there. After getting ready, I went to office and sent the quarter vacation memo to the concerned officials. I asked my staff to find out all the clearances that are required to be taken and to take them promptly. It turned out that clearances from five different departments (electricity, telephone etc.) is needed. My staff got busy arranging for these clearances, while I got busy doing things that needed my presence.

Though we had submitted the gas cylinders and regulator two days earlier, but papers were not given on that day because the dealer was unavailable. I went to the gas agency and waited for an hour before the concerned person arrived and I could take the relevant document with me.

In the evening, there was one get together in the Railway Museum in my honor. Looking at my hectic schedule, the organizers of the function were wondering whether I would be able to attend this function. I managed to attend it. When I was asked to give a speech on the occasion, I gave a long speech, all extempore of course.

The next day, viz 29 June 2022 was rather sedate by comparison as there were no pressing engagements on that day. There was one function in the evening where my staff working directly under me honored me. There too I gave one extempore speech. My contents in this speech were different from my speech of 28 June 2022. 🙂

The next date, viz 30 June 2022 was the all important day. More than the day, I was interested in the next day, the pehli taareekh,viz 1 July 2022, when I had an early morning train to Bhopal. It was the same train in which we had transported our pets from Gorakhpur to Bhopal on 26 June 2022.

I spent the morning of 30 June 2022 packing my stuff. I was under strict instructions from my wife not to leave anything behind, not to misplace anything, and complete my packing well in advance etc. I was trying to do all that but as always, I had to leave my packing till last moment, even though my train was early morning on 1 July 2022.

In the office, I tried to clean up my stuff from almirahs, computers etc. In the computer I had logged in to my accounts of WordPress, Gmail, Office365 etc. I tried to log off from most of them but I ran out of time.

There was a function in the afternoon in HQ meeting hall headed by AGM (Additional General Manager). It was followed by a function in our own mechanical department.

Final program of the day was organised in Railway Officers club at night. Officers and their spouses were present in good number on the occasion. It was organised to honor four people including me. After cultural programs, it was time for speeches. When it was time for my speech, I gave another extempore speech. It was a lighthearted speech containing fun facts that was well received by the audience. I also mentioned the song blog towards the end of my speech. I mentioned that I had a Hindi movie songs related site called Atul Song A Day, ASAD in short. Till today, it was ASAD Gorakhpuri, from tomorrow it will be ASAD Bhopali. 🙂

The speeches were followed by dinner. Some of the guests complimented me for my witty speech, which I had thought up at the spur of the moment.

The club day was over at 10:30 PM. I went back to rest house, tried to complete the packing, but I could see that some packing could only be done at the last moment. I set alarm for 4 AM in my mobile and tried to go to sleep.

It was the alarm that woke me up. Then I realized that I had to get ready for the early morning train. I took bath, packed the remaining stuff, and checked to see that nothing was left behind. The car driver was supposed to arrive at 5 :30 AM. My luggage was all packed. All dues of all people (milkman, newsman, the person who booked my pets) were paid. My mobile which gets discharge very fast was plugged in for charging.

The car arrived. I got the stuff loaded in the car, handed over the key to the reception, and left for the station. Halfway towards the station, I pressed my left pant pocket and realized that my mobile was not there. I had forgotten the mobile back in the room. I asked the driver to turn back, the key was again taken from reception. The mobile, plugged in the power socket, was taken along with the charger. Heaving a big sigh of relief, I restarted for the station.

The train, unlike on 26 June 2022, started late. This train kept getting delayed because it went from a much longer diverted route and that took seven hours longer to reach Bhopal. The train, that was supposed to arrive Bhopal at 8:55 PM on 1 July arrived Bhopal at 4:20 AM on 2 July 2022. My luggage had become sizable and I needed to help of Railway staff this time too. The staff arrived to carry my luggage after I had already unloaded them from the train. Just as I was thinking that I may have to wait, I found my wife entering the platform. So, she had arrived to receive me, along with her sister this time. All the luggage was easily accommodated in her sister’s MUV and we left for the Bhopal home. We arrived there when it was early morning.

Why all these hectic activities ? “Blame” my birthday for this which took place on 20 June. That birthday, unlike the previous birthdays meant that it was finally time to say goodbye to Railway service. In other words, I was to retire on 30 June 2022. All the hectic engagements and functions were being held for that reason.

I am very happy and relieved that I managed to overcome all the logistical challenges successfully without any failure anywhere. It was quite a logistical challenge and it took some meticulous planning and co operation of many that led to successful executions of all the plans that were laid out.

To cut a long story short, with effect from 1 July 2022, I am a retired person settled in Bhopal. So this blog is now officially ASAD Bhopali. 😀

Today (5 July 2022) happens to be the 5100th day for the blog. It is an appropriate occasion for me to break this news to the readers of the blog. 🙂

On this occasion, I have chosen a song from ‘Sher e Watan’ (1971). It was directed by Harbans for New Sunrise Productions, Bombay. The movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Dara Singh, Nishi, Rajan Haksar, Nadira, Bela Bose, Aruna Irani, Bhagwan, Roopali, Pal Sharma, Dhanraj, Saudagar Singh, Prakash, Trilok Singh, Uma Khosla, Bramhachari etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. One song has already been covered in the blog. This song is sung by Mukesh and Asha Bhonsle. The song is picturised on two females where one plays the role of a male by attaching a thin mustache under her nose.

Usha Khanna is the music director. The main reason why I chose this song is that it is penned by Asad Bhopali. 😀

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

This rarely heard song is a song that grows on you as you get exposed to this song.

It is a nice feeling to be able to join the club of our seniors. Hopefully I will be able to have an active and fruitful second innings like them. 🙂


Song-Zara hamse milo hamse milo hamse milo jaan(Sher e Watan)(1971) Singers-Mukesh, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna
Mukesh + Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics

zara humse milo
zara humse milo
humse milo humse milo jaan
zara humse milo
humse milo humse milo jaan
dekho to dil mein hain kya kya armaan
zara humse milo
zara humse milo
humse milo
humse milo jaan
zara humse milo
humse milo
humse milo jaan
dekhen to dil mein hain kya kya armaan
zara humse milo
humse milo
humse milo jaan

malika e husn
bahaaron ki haseen shehzaadi
chaand ka noor
sitaaron ki haseen shehzaadi
aao in champai honthon ko gulaabi kar den
aao in nargisi aankhon ko sharaabi kar den
in jhuki jhuki nazron pe dil kurbaan
ho jhuki jhuki nazron pe dil kurbaan
humse milo
humse milo
humse milo
humse milo jaan

honth kuchch aur bhi kaanpenge gulaabi hoke
aankh kuchch aur bhi behkengi sharaabi hoke
zulf ki chhaanv mein
is raat ko dhal jaane do
pyaar ki aag mein
do jismon ko jal jaane do
aaj nahin khwaabon mein dil e naadaan
aaj nahin khwaabon mein dil e naadaan
zara humse milo
hey zara humse milo
humse milo humse milo jaan

aag kuchch aur bhi bhadkegi
galey mil mil ke
ik mulaakaat mein niklenge na armaan dil ke
zindagi ab inhin baahon mein basar karna hai
pyaar hi pyaar hamen
shaam o sahar karna hai
tum bhi yahi waada karo
mere meharbaan
tum bhi yahi waada karo
mere meharbaan
zara humse milo
hey zara humse milo
humse milo
humse milo jaan
dekhen to dil mein hain kya kya armaan
zara humse milo

zara humse milo
humse milo
humse milo jaan
dekho to dil mein hain kya kya armaan
zara humse milo
humse milo
humse milo jaan


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

The Blog completes 5100 days today.

Blog Day :

5100 Post No. : 17033

Today’s song is from an obscure film – ‘Vishwamitra’ (1952). I am sure that 99.9% readers must not have even heard of this film ever. Then why did I select a song from this film to discuss? There is a strong reason for it. When I first saw this film’s name in HFGK a few days ago, I noticed the name of the director and the music director and honestly, I was thrilled ! The director was Kala Maharshi Baburao Painter, one of the pioneers of Indian films- both silent as well as talkie. He was also the mentor of many film luminaries who shone later in their lives. All of them had learnt the ABCD of film making at the feet of Baburao Painter. Great directors like V Shantaram and Master Vinayak were the prominent learners under him.Any industry, to develop into a profitable one, requires hard work by the pioneers. This applies totally to the Hindi Film Industry in India. The original initiators of the film industry were not any rich people, but the industry took the seeds from ordinary, middle class people.They had no riches, but their zeal, dedication, ambition and desire to achieve goals overtook their poverty and they toiled and moiled to raise the required finance for their projects. We all know about  the great Dadasaheb Phalke, who staked everything he owned to achieve his goals and became a name to remember forever. In this endeavor, he was not alone. There was one more person from Kolhapur, who took Phalke’s dream much ahead from silent to talkie films. His name is taken today with awe and respect by film historians. He was Baburao Painter.Kala Maharshi Baburao Painter (real name Baburao Krishnarao Mestri) was born on 3rd June 1890 at Kolhapur. The success of Dadasaheb Phalke in making films in India inspired Baburao and his cousin brother Anandrao immensely. They too wanted to make films, but it was not possible in Kolhapur. Phalke had gone to England to learn film making and had brought machinery from England. This was beyond the reach of these poor young men.

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

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

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

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

Baburao’s contribution to Indian film industry-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 is the 1,100th post by Arunkumar Deshmukh.

Blog Day :

5083 Post No. : 17006

POST NO. 1100  !!!!

Today, I have mixed feelings in my mind. One way, I am happy that I am posting my 1,100th article here and on the other way, I am wondering how did I achieve this all? My first post came up here on 1-10-2012, though I had been posting my comments on the Blog’s other posts since the end of 2010. That time I had not even dreamt that I would ever write 1100 articles here or that I would remain connected with this Blog for almost 10 years continuously.
 
A habit of seeing old films and jotting down all the film details in my diary later that day turned into almost a career of writing articles on old films, its people, songs and anecdotes etc, in the last part of my life. Not many people start a second inning after retiring from a job of 35 years – that too absolutely unconnected to what one did in the last so many years !
 
That way my life has been taking unexpected turns at every stage, unconnected with what I did earlier. After coming in the merit list of 12th standard, I joined Medical College. Midway through the first year of M.B.B.S. I left it and joined Agriculture college. I won the All India Best Cadet N.C.C. Trophy at Delhi, as a Senior Under Officer. After graduating in Agriculture, I declined the Govt. Officer’s post in the department and became a Medical Representative in Glaxo, then All India No. 1 company. After 35 years in this field, I retired as General Manager-Marketing !
 
During this period I excelled in Astrology and won the ‘Jyotish Praveen’ title from Poona Mahasabha. I also earned a Brown Belt in Judo, besides acting in dramas etc. I traveled all over India, Pakistan. Nepal and Sri Lanka, U.K. and USA. After retirement I visited Europe, Switzerland and Australia with my wife.
 
With all this done, I turned to my original love – old films and music. I learnt how to use a Computer at the age of 71 years and  using old surviving diaries started writing articles on this Blog. I interviewed close relatives of a few old-time artistes and published them on the internet. I have written on Marathi films, Telugu films and even Kannada films on different blogs. There was a time when I wrote on 5 to 6 different Blogs at a time on different topics like history of films and film songs etc. But my first love has always been AtulSongADay. I honestly believe that I could do all this in this field due to the encouragement of Atul Ji. My heartfelt thanks to him. I must also mention the name of Sudhir ji, who has always supported and helped me. We have been very good friends and are in constant touch. Thanks, Sudhir ji.
In this Blog, I got good company from friends, many I have been able to meet also BUT I HAVE YET TO MEET ATUL JI. I have never even talked to him on phone anytime ! I wish that before I end all this game, we meet at least ONCE !
At this juncture, I did some self assessment. I have kept all the logbooks wherein I first hand-write my articles, before typing them. I have 27 such log books chronicling all my 1100 posts as well as interviews, lined up serially with dates of writing, date of posting on the Blog, serial number, film,song and year details of each post. I found out some statistics.
 
In these 1,100 articles, I have written on songs from films of 1930-40 (152), 1941-50 (417), 1951-60 (412), 1961-70 (46), 1971-80 (27), 1981-90 (8), 1991-2000 (5), 2000-2010(1) 2011-20 (3)  and NFS – 29 = Total 1,100 articles. This works out to 89% posts on films from 1932 to 1960 and only 11%  after 1961. So the fact remains that less than 100 posts are done for films of the post 1961 period, contrary to my estimate of about 200 such posts. This makes me ‘The Grand Old Man’ (पुराण पुरुष) in true sense.
 
Coming to today’s film, ‘Jhamela’ (1953) was a film made by Master Bhagwan after his colossal hit film ‘Albela’ of 1951. Prior to ‘Albela’, Bhagwan was making and directing only stunt films. The making of ‘Jhamela’ has an interesting history. After ‘Albela’, Bhagwan wanted to make a film called ‘Beta Laadla’ with Raj Kapoor and Nargis. He had talked to Raj and he had accepted it for Rs. 55,000 only. Bhagwan had kept RK’s cheque also ready. Meanwhile there was a party to celebrate the ‘Albela’ success, at Sai Prasad, CR’s house.
 
During the party, there was a discussion about Bhagwan’s next social film and PL Santoshi announced ‘Jhamela’ as his next film. Bhagwan was surprised and said,”What jhamela ? There is no story, nothing.” Santoshi said “The story can come later. First you make an announcement. The name is catchy and CR will give music”. Due to pressure from guests like S Mukherjee, CR, Santoshi and other guests, Bhagwan made the official announcement.
 
However, in spite of the success of ‘Albela’, Bhagwan’s luck started going down and down. Though he made many films like ‘Jhamela’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Bhala Admi’, ‘Pyara Dushman’, ‘Kar Bhala’, ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’, ‘Sachche Ka Bolbala’, ‘Hum Deewane’, ‘La Bela’ etc., he did not see same luck again. ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Pyara Dushman’, and ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’ did somewhat better.
 
It was from the film ‘Albela’ that CR gave music to Bhagwan’s film in his real name. Prior to this, he gave music to his stunt films as ‘Annasaheb’.This type of use of pen names was followed by many MDs. GM Durrani gave music as Gunjan, SD Batish gave music as Nirmal Kumar. Snehal Bhatkar used several names like Vasudev, B Vasudev, VG Bhatkar and Snehal, before taking up another pen name Snehal Bhatkar for the rest of his career. Actually his name was Vasudeo and Snehal was his daughter’s name. These are well known, but today I will tell you 2 pen names FIRST time on the internet – on this Blog! Hardly anybody knows that Anil Biswas gave music to film ‘Begunah’ (1949) in the name of Haribhai. His co-MD in this film was Shyamu – none other than C Ramchandra. This information is given in the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema by Rajadhyaksha on pages 67 and 190.
 
Although the team for ‘Jhamela’ was the same as Albela and they tried their best, still ‘Jhamela’ was not successful. Somebody had told Bhagwan that titles ending with ‘la‘ were lucky for him. Bhagwan tried this even, but he did not succeed in films like ‘Jhamela’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Kar Bhala’, ‘Sachche Ka Bolbala’ and ‘La-Bela’. All this led to Bhagwan’s downfall to rock bottom. He had to sell his houses, cars etc and go back to the chawl where he had started from in his career. Bhagwan is a real case of ‘Rags to Riches to Rags‘.
 
Today’s song is a duet of Lata and Chitalkar.  I like duets of 2 pairs – Hemant Kumar – Lata, and Chitalkar – Lata, in that order. Even for my 1000th post on 18-8-2021  I had selected a CR song, but it was a chorus of Amirbai, Rajkumari, Durrani, Khan Mastana and CR. Today is 18-6-2022 – a gap of 10 months and 100 songs…an average of 10 posts every month for the last 10 months !
 
I once again thank all those who helped me in this fruitful journey. Enjoy the CR-Lata duet.
[Author’s Note – Some information is used from book ‘EK ALBELA’ by Isak Mujawar-with thanks. and my notes.]


Song- Kaho Ji Kaho Ji Kaho Ji, Kahin Tumse Hui Hai Mulaqaat (Jhamela) (1953) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Chitalkar, Lyricist – Rajendra Krishan, MD- C Ramchandra
Lata Mangeshkar + Chitalkar

Lyrics

kaho ji kaho ji kaho ji
kahin tumse hui hai mulaqaat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

jhoothe bahaane banaana
ye hai mardon ki aadat puraani
h h
aurat pe bharosa na karna
sun rakhi hai hamne kahaani
hato ji hato ji hato ji
mardon ki jhoothi hai zaat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

seekha kahan se ye tumne
raah chalte galey pad jaana
tum aise kahaan ke haseen ho
zara dho ke suratiya aana
achchha ji achchha ji achhha ji
tum to din ko bhi kehte ho raat
ja ja
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

jaao bade tum wo ho
pachhtaaye tumhen munh laga ke
parvaah bhi yahan hai kisi ko
jaate ho to meri balaa se
aji bolo ji bolo ji bolo ji
ab kiski hui hai maat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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कहो जी कहो जी कहो जी
कहीं तुमसे हुई है मुलाक़ात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

झूठे बहाने बनाना
ये मर्दों की आदत पुरानी
ह ह
औरत पे भरोसा ना करना
सुन रखी है हमने कहानी
हटो जी हटो जी हटो जी
मर्दों की झूठी है ज़ात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

सीखा कहाँ से ये तुमने
राह चलते गले पड़ जाना
तुम ऐसे कहाँ के हसीं हो
ज़रा धो के सुरतिया आना
अच्छा जी अच्छा जी अच्छा जी
तुम दिन को भी कहते हो रात
जा जा
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

जाओ बड़े तुम वो हो
पछताए तुम्हें मुंह लगा के
परवाह भी यहाँ है किसी को
जाते हो तो मेरी बला से
अजी बोलो जी बोलो जी बोलो जी
अब किसकी हुई है मात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी


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

This article is the 17000th song post for the blog.

Blog Day :

5077 Post No. : 17000 Movie Count :

4606

Mega milestone.
Mega event.
And a Mega Rare song being discovered.

Given the age of online proliferation and sharing, it is a great event that one chances to discover a film song that one does not even begin to imagine may even exist.

Of course yes, the song is identified and listed in the Geet Kosh. But as is the case with the majority of the listed songs in the 1931-40 volume of Geet Kosh (Volume I), we do not even pause to glance at the list of songs on page after page, unless we come across a fuller body of description for a film of that era. And verily so. Out of the close to 9,900 hundred songs listed for 930+ films that are slated for that decade, sadly enough, less than 1,200 are actually available at this time. That is the state of affairs we have at this time.

And that so, more acutely, for the first five years of that decade (1931-35) – total films are 433, total songs listed are approximately 5,000+. Films for which one or more songs are available – is just 53. And the songs – just about 152. [Note: These numbers are based on my familiarity of the songs available with myself and a few of the serious collectors within my circle of music lover friends. It is very possible that there are one/some/few more songs that may be existing in some collection, but the same are not known in public domain as yet.]

As is the case with this song. An obscure film from 1932. Geet Kosh has no details about the songs of this film. The film has been produced under the banner of Imperial Movietone. Yes, the very same company that carries the credit for releasing the first Indian talkie film – ‘Alam Ara’ in 1931. The film has two other alias names – ‘The Youth’ and ‘चन्द्रप्रभा’ (‘Chandraprabha’). The name of the director of this film is listed as BP Mishra (the Imperial Movietone company was founded and owned by Ardeshir Irani). As per the Geet Kosh information, the story of this film was also written by BP Mishra. The star cast of this film is listed as Master Vitthal, Armelin, Hadi, Jamshed Ji, Rustom Punawala, and Sakhu.

All that much, and no more. No more information available for the music and songs of this film. As I said, one would not even pause at the page to glance at this film.

But then surprise connections do turn up, which lead to discoveries that can only be termed as major, even though we may not want to use the ‘miraculous’ qualifier. Some years back, we had this sensational discovery of one 78 rpm record that carries two songs whose mukhda (song title) match with two songs which are listed for the 1931 film ‘Trapped’ aka ‘Farebi Jaal’. The credit for the discovery and sharing of the information goes to Dr. Jeetendra Shrimali of Baroda University.

And then, this song. About five weeks ago, I was at the Shah Music Center, near Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. Dear friend Zafar Shah had called me, to show me a set of 78 rpm records that he has recently acquired. A good number of these records are dated for the first decade of the Hindi film song – 1931-40. Majority of these records are in near pristine condition, as if the needle has not yet been placed on them even once. Just to see such rare beauties and to hold them in one’s hand is an experience that makes waves of joy and satisfaction pass through the heart.

And so, here is a very excited Zafar Bhai handing me these shellac discs one by one, and I am gazing at them in awe with a lump in my throat. Then he hands me a disc with an HMV label (back colored), which carries the record number as P5799. He asks me to check the label details. It just has these words on it – ‘Hindi’, ‘Duet’, ‘Azizan, Lateefan’, and a title for the song which reads “कदम तले आजाईओ कटीले काजलवाले” in Hindi, and then also in Urdu script. There is another number close to the bottom of the label – ‘12-14001’. Then Zafar Bhai pointed out a brief scribble in blue pen, on the label. Words written in three lines that read – ‘Zaalim Jawaani 1932’. Then quickly he picked up the GK volume I, turned to the page 58 where this film is listed at serial no. 83. And then pointed to the song no. 12 in the list of songs of this film. Yes, we have a mukhda match – and we have a rare and sensational discovery. I would like to add that incidentally, the 78 rpm record of the songs of film ‘Trapped’ was discovered by Akbar Shah, father of Zafar Bhai.

Since the time of the discovery of the record of ‘Trapped’, Zafar Bhai and I have occasionally discussed the situation of 1931-35. Many possible scenarios may exist. A song that is already released as a non-film song, was picked up for use in a film by the producer director. Most likely, in those years, no one thought of using the words ‘film song’ for the songs used in the film. And then also possible that the songs prepared for the film itself, were recorded and released on discs, not as film song, but as simply a song, with no reference to the film itself. It surely is an exercise of searching for such songs like searching for needle in a haystack. Examining the records of non film songs of that period and then attempting to match the title line with a song listed in GK Volume I. Mind boggling indeed it is. It is only in the next year i.e. 1932, we have the first instances of film songs being released on 78 rpm records, with the name of the film also printed on the label. The film ‘Madhuri’ of 1932 is likely the first film to do this.

And so, maybe short of an actual miracle, the discovery being shared today is of that proportion. And a proportion the merits and befits the humongous milestone that we reach today. Considering that the first five decades of the Hindi film song, we see listed almost 45,000+ songs. Give or take few hundreds for the later decades, we have today knocked on 17,000th door of this majestic an melodious mansion.

Statistics are always imposing and inspiring. And we do intend to take that route every time a milestone of certain significance is breached. So there are averages and rates and calculations galore. We present the numbers viewed from every which way / direction / perspective. No end to that presentation, as we continue to find more and new ways to slice and dice and present the numbers.

And I think so many times – enough about the numbers. We are all now convinced that this project is not replic-able. It is not surmountable – in any which way. The numbers are simply so huge that it is well nigh impossible to recreate a competitive idea. But then of course, we, our group, is not in here for any competition. When all is said/done/calculated/presented etc. the sublimate that remains is simply – an undying love for this art form, and a dogged persistence (pun intended 🙂 ) that in the final count, has made the difference for this presentation space across the entire and unlimited landscape of the internet.

And yet, the mind still wants to pause, and to savor, and yes, to even gloat about this wonderful flavor that simply says – Seventeen Thousand. A few midnight candles, and a few early morning sunrisers – are always awake every day of every week, of every month, of every year. And there is an incessant click somewhere on the clock of the universe – a tick that has AtulSongADay written on it.

The metronome continues to chime every so often. There is work to be done. There is an equal number, and more, of these musical vignettes that are still waiting – to be touched, to be embellished, to be praised and to be displayed.

And I am reminded of Robert Frost –

(We) . . . have promises to keep
Miles to go before I sleep

The promises are not to people and followers of this Grand Musical Bandwagon.

The promises are to these songs, and to this art form itself.

Yes, miles to go before I sleep

Good night and God bless.

Tomorrow, is another day, and another set of songs.

तमन्ना है ये साथ चलते रहें हम ना बीते कभी ये सफर

The sublime desire that remains is to keep traveling together
And that this journey may never cease

 


Song – Kadamb Taley Aa Jaiyo Ho Kateele Kaajalwaale  (Zaalim Jawaani) (1932) Singer – Azizan, Lateefan, Lyrics – Unknown, MD – Unknown
Azizan + Lateefan

Lyrics

oo oo ooo
aa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa

kadamb taley ?? ??
aaa aaaa aaaa
kadamba taley aa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale
kadamba taley aa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale

ho raja ji mohe haro ri ranga de
raja ji mohe haro ri ranga de
haro ri ranga de
haro ranga de
peelo ranga de
?? laal ranga de
kadamba taley aa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale

sone ki thalia mein juna parosa
sone ki thalia mein juna parosa
juna parosa
aahe kadamba taley khaa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale
kadamba taley khaa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale

aahe soney ka garva ganga jal paani
soney ka garva ganga jal paani
ganga jal paani
kadamba taley pee jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale
kadamba taley pee jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale

aahe ?? paan ko beeda lagaaya
?? paan ko beeda lagaaya
beeda lagaaya
aahe kadamba taley khaa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale
kadamba taley khaa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale
kadamba taley aa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale

aahe kusum kaliyon ne sej bichhaayi
kusum kaliyon ne sej bichhaayi
sej bichhaayi
aahe kadamba taley so jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale
kadamba taley aa jaiyo kateele kaajalwaale

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ

कदम्ब तले ?? ??
आ आ आ
कदम्ब तले आ जइओ कटीले काजल वाले
कदम्ब तले आ जइओ कटीले काजल वाले

हो राजा जी मोरे हरो री रंगा दे
राजा जी मोरे हरो री रंगा दे
हरो री रंगा दे
हरो रंगा दे
पीलो रंगा दे
?? लाल रंगा दे
कदम्ब तले आ जइओ कटीले काजल वाले

सोने की थाली में जूना परोसा
सोने की थाली में जूना परोसा
जूना परोसा
आहे कदम्ब तले खा जइओ कटीले काजल वाले
कदम्ब तले खा जइओ कटीले काजल वाले

आहे सोने का गरवा गंगाजल पानी
सोने का गरवा गंगाजल पानी
गंगाजल पानी
आहे कदम्ब तले पी जइओ कटीले काजल वाले
आहे कदम्ब तले पी जइओ कटीले काजल वाले

आहे ?? पान का बीड़ा लगाया
?? पान का बीड़ा लगाया
बीड़ा लगाया
आहे कदम्ब तले खा जइओ कटीले काजल वाले
कदम्ब तले खा जइओ कटीले काजल वाले
कदम्ब तले आ जइओ कटीले काजल वाले

आहे कुसुम कलियों ने सेज बिछाई
कुसुम कलियों ने सेज बिछाई
सेज बिछाई
आहे कदम्ब तले सो जइओ कटीले काजल वाले
कदम्ब तले आ जइओ कटीले काजल वाले


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

Blog Day :

5071 Post No. : 16992 Movie Count :

4605

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # # Toofaan -1975#
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Today’s song is from the movie “Toofaan-1975”.

I have vague memories of watching this movie in my childhood. But I do not remember the movie, its songs, or its story. What I remember is the hero wearing a mask (Zorro type mask) and riding a horse, with a sword in his hand (?).

I had in one of my earlier post on the blog mentioned earlier that I get to watch the movies ‘Do Khilaadi-1976’, ‘Double Cross-1973’ and ‘Toofaan-1975’ on back to back days at small town ‘Malkapur’ in the ‘Vidarbha’ region of Maharashtra (somewhere around 1976-1977).

My parents were on tour to this place for their ‘Marathi play’ to be staged there. I must be around eight-nine years old then. I and my brothers get to watch these movies then. As I mentioned earlier, I carried the memories of one song (or rather their ‘mukhda’ only) each from ‘Do Khilaadi’ and ‘Double Cross’ and from this movie ‘Toofaan’ I remember the masked hero only and the name of the hero i.e. Vikram.

Today I present the first song from this movie ‘Toofaan-1975’ on the blog and this movie is making a debut on the blog today.

‘Toofaan-1975’ was directed by Kedar Kapoor for ‘Sargam Pictures (Pvt.) Ltd., Bombay’.

It had Vikram, Priyadarshini, Roopesh Kumar, Jagdeep, B.M. Vyas, Jeevan, Jayraj, Trilok Kapoor, Sajjan, Rajan Haksar, Abhijit Sen, Rajan Kapoor, Kirti Kumar, Shetty, V. Gopal, Shriram, Ramlal, Vijay Khanna, Urmila Bhatt, Praveen Pal, Meena T., Bahnumati, Sujata and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.05.1975.

‘Toofaan-1975’ has seven songs, all of them penned by Ravindra Jain.

Ravindra Jain also composed the music for this movie.

Here is the list of songs this movie has.

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Toofaan toofaan hai mera naam Mohd Rafi
02 O barkha mujhe sach sach bataa Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
03 Pyaar kar, pyaar kar, dhaar kar, dhaar kar Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
04 Baj jaayega baaja baj jaayega Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, chorus
05 Reshma mera naam hai, naachna mera kaam hai Asha Bhonsle
06 Chalo koi khel khelen ham Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
07 Sachche ka sachche ka bolbaala Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, chorus

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. It is an ‘introduction type’ song and its lyrics are very simple and straightforward. ( I listen to the other couple of songs from this movie and I find they also have very simple and straightforward lyrics 😊. Our readers will be able to listen to them on the blog as and when they are posted here).

On screen we see the ‘masked hero’ lip syncing this song ( because he doesn’t take out the ‘mask’ and so his face cannot be seen 😊, but he must be Vikram – the hero of this movie 😊 ).
We do not have any option to watch the song as it is because the hero is telling us in the song that ‘karoon main to apne hi jee ki, chaahe kuchh bhi ho anjaam’ 😊. We can see the hero travelling riding on a horse through different terrains and waiving people (villagers) and taking care of them and helping them.

( I guess this movie must have been inspired by the character of ‘Zorro’. We have one more movie like this 😊 )

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

Let us listen to and enjoy today’s song sung by Rafi Saab. Lyrics are by Ravindra Jain, and he has also composed the music.

By listening to the today’s song we can also guess what the movie is all about …

With the today’s song ‘Toofaan-1975’ makes its debut on the blog and joins the ‘Toofaan’ (s 😊) of ‘1954’, ‘1969’, and ‘1989’ already available on the blog.

That is all for now 😊 let’s listen to the song now …

Editor’s note:-This song from “Toofaan”(1975) is Mohammad Rafi’s 3200th song in the blog and 1500th solo Mohammad Rafi song in the blog.


Song-Toofaan toofaan hai mera naam (Toofaan)(1975) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
main hoon ek jhonka hawaa ka
chalnaa hi mera kaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
ho toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam

faulaadi hain
apne iraade
karne hain poore
mujhe kuchh waade ae
faulaadi hain
apne iraade
karne hain poore
mujhe kuchh waade
mujhe kuchh waade
karoon main to apne hi jee ki
chaahe kuchh bhi ho anjaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
ho toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam

pyaar hai man mein
tan mein agan hai
ek hi dhun mujhe
ek lagan hain
pyaar hai man mein
tan mein agan hai
ek hi dhun mujhe
ek lagan hai
ek lagan hai
koyi sang aaye naa aaye
mujhe chalnaa hai subah shaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
ho toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam

dhanwaalon se chheen ke
dhan ko
baant rahaa hoon main
nirdhan ko
dhanwaalon se chheen ke
dhan ko
baant rahaa hoon main
nirdhan ko
main nirdhan ko
kahin koyi kehke luteraa
mujhe kar de naa badnaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
main hoon ek jhonka hawaa ka
chalnaa hi mera kaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
mera naam
ho toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam


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 :

5064 Post No. : 16979 Movie Count :

4600

Hullo Atuldom

A song from a new movie (by the standards of this blog) for the listening pleasure of followers of this blog.

‘Hungama (The Ruckus)’ is a 2003 release – nearly 20 years old already –  that was produced by Venus records and tapes and directed by Priyadarshan. One of the many that Priyan (as his friends in the South address him as) remade from Malayalam hits. It was a remake of Priyans’ Malayalam ‘Poochakkoru Mookkuthi’ (meaning A Nose-ring for the Cat) which was itself a remake of the Telugu movie ‘Gopala Rao Gari Ammayi’ which had elements borrowed from the plot of Charles Dickens ‘The Strange Gentleman’.

‘Hungama’ had Rimi Sen, Akshay Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani as the youngsters and Paresh Rawal, Shoma Anand, Shakti Kapoor, Neena Kulkarni, Rajpal Yadav, Tiku Talsania, Upasna Singh, Sanjay Narvekar, Manoj Joshi, Razzaq Khan, etc. and Malayalam film actor Jagadish in a minuscule role of Paresh Rawal’s housekeeper. The movie had music by Nadeem Shravan for songs written by Sameer. Babul Supriyo, Shaan, Sadhana Sargam, Richa Sharma, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam and Kumar Sanu were the playback singers used.

The movie revolved around the confusion caused by two characters having the same name. Both Shoma Anand and Rimi Sen are called ‘Anjali’. Then, the conning of Kachra Seth (Shakti Kapoor) by Anil Singh claiming to be Paresh Rawal’s son Munna Tiwari (Sanjay Narwekar) adds to more confusion. Plus, there is the usual love triangle which gives us romantic songs. But, for me, the highlight in the movie is where Shoma Anand doubts her husband (Paresh Rawal) of having a relation with Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal doubting his wife as her character undergoes a change the minute she lands in their city-home. As if to add fuel to fire Akshay Khanna keeps visiting their house and asking for Anjali (meaning Rimi Sen) which Paresh construes as Anjali (Shoma Anand).

As can be seen from the above, Paresh Rawal was the main character in this movie, just as he was in many of Priyadarshan’s Hindi movies ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Hulchul’, ‘Chup Chup Ke’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’ and a few more, all of which I have seen more than once. Today we are wishing this versatile actor on turning 67 (is he really that old, unbelievable).

Today’s song happens at a party thrown by Anjali (Shoma Anand) for her birthday where both Anjali (Rimi) and Akshay Khanna are uninvited guests. But the husband and wife feel that the other has invited their new ‘friend’ and fantasize the two dancing with their new-friend. Sadhana Sargam and Shaan are the singers who have been invited to entertain the people at the party. A very cute song which is nice on the ears.

Song – Chain Aapko Mila Mujhe Deewaangi Mili (Hungama) (2003) Singer – Shaan, Sadhna Sargam, Lyrics – Sameer, MD – Nadeem Shravan

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ey hey hey hey
la la la la
ey hey hey hey
aa haa haa
hmmm hmmm hmmm
la la la la
la la la lalala lalala la

chain aap ko mila
mujhe deewaangi mili
hosh aapko mila
muhe to bekhudi mili
phir bhi pyaar
aap se hi karta hai dil
chain aap ko mila
mujhe deewaangi mili
o ho hosh aapko mila
muhe to bekhudi mili
phir bhi pyaar
aap se hi karta hai dil
chain aap ko mila
mujhe deewaangi mili

manaaun to main isko kaise
ye dil deewaana hai na maane
bataaun to bhala main kaise
ye ishq kya hai ye na jaane
shaidaai main
tera hua
tujhko nahin hai ye pata aa aa aa
jaam aapko mila
mujhe to berukhi mili
o ho hosh aapko mila
muhe to bekhudi mili
phir bhi pyaar
aap se hi karta hai dil
chain aap ko mila
mujhe deewaangi mili

koi kisi pe jaan de de
koi kare hai bewafaai
ye faaslon ka dard kya hai
ye jaanti hai bas judaai
tujhse mili
jabse nazar
deewaani main ho gayi ee ee ee
neend aapko mili
mujhe to bebasi mili
aa haa haa hosh aapko mila
muhe to bekhudi mili
phir bhi pyaar
aap se hi karta hai dil
chain aap ko mila
mujhe deewaangi mili

chain aap ko mila
mujhe deewaangi mili
aa haa haahosh aapko mila
muhe to bekhudi mili

 


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

This is his 500th article contribution in the blog.

Blog Day :

5008 Post No. : 16908

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # # Daadaa-1978#
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If we look at the statistics of the movies released in the decade of seventies i.e., 1971-1980, and the total number of songs, the count as per HFGK is around eight thousand songs from 1327 movies ( including 1243 released movies+ Unreleased movies + movies in other languages of the ‘Hindi Belt’ of India).
Out of these eight thousand plus songs we have so far covered 2586 songs on the blog. That is not even near the half-way mark, and it means that we still have a long way to go to bring all the songs of this decade (1971-980) on the blog.

It would be interesting to know year-wise movies released and movies introduced on the blog, and the movies yet to be introduced on the blog. We are certainly going to have these statistics in the future posts on the blog. Till now we have done this exercise for the years ‘1971’ and ‘1972’.

We might have covered many of the popular songs of this era on the blog and there might also be many ‘surprises’ yet to come on the blog. The remaining songs from such movies i.e., the songs other than the most well-known songs yet to be posted on the blog would also have some ‘surprises’ which we are yet to listen to and enjoy.

For instance, take the case of today’s movie which is ‘Daadaa-1978’. It was one of the successful movies of ‘1979’ (I guess it was released in the theatres in end 1978 or in early 1979. It was passed by Censor Board on 30.11.1978).

Two most well-known songs from this movie which are ‘dil ke tukde tukde karke muskuraa ke chal diye’ and ‘allah karam karna maula tu reham karna’ have been posted on the blog. Ever since, this movie is waiting for its third song to appear on the blog and this wait has become more than ten years long.

Today I am presenting a song from this movie which is a beautiful reminder of the music of the ‘seventies’. I landed on this song via other song from the same movie. When I read the title of this (today’s) song it didn’t ring any bells, but when I listened to the song, I immediately recalled that I had heard this song before. This song was a popular enough song of its days.

I have vague memories of watching this movie with my parents and younger brothers. I didn’t remember this movie completely now except for few of its’ songs. But our favourites then were ‘gaddi jaandi hai chhalaangaa maar di’ and ‘allah karam karna maula tu reham karna’. I remember I didn’t like this song ‘dil ke tukde tukde karke’ then and it was very irritating to hear it on radio or around on loudspeakers. However, this song brought the ‘Filmfare’ award of ‘Best Male Playback Singer to Yesudas and it was on number ten in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala of 1979’.

“Daadaa-1978” was directed by Jugal Kishore for ‘Jugal Productions Combine, Bombay’.
Jugal Kishore was also the producer of this movie.

It had Vinod Mehra, Bindiya Goswami, Shashi Puri, Madhu Malini, Amjad Khan, Indrani Mukherjee, Jayshree T., Jeevan, Seema Deo, Ramesh Deo, Jagdeep, Rajendra Nath, Raza Murad, Satyen Kappu, Vijaya Choudhary, Mohan Choti, Maruti, Mohan Shery, Sheikh, Baby Pallavi, Coka Cola, Ramavatar, Shyam Kumar, Ratan Gaurang, Manmauji and many others.

Story of this movie was written by Dr. Hari Zutshi and screenplay was written by Aryan and Tejnath Zar.
Tejnath Zar also wrote the dialogues for this movie.

Editing of this movie was done by Y.G. Chavan.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.11.1978.

This movie had five songs- all written by five different lyricists viz. Asad Bhopali, Ravindra Jain, Kulwant Jani, Mahendra Dehalvi, Gauhar Kanpuri.
(I think that using the five separate lyricists for five songs surely paid of for this movie as all of them turned out to be good compositions).

Music for this movie was composed by Usha Khanna.

Mohd Rafi, Yesudas, Shailendra Singh, Hemlata, Dilraj Kaur, and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Here is the list of songs of this movie.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Gaddi jaandi ae chhalaangaa maardi Rafi, Shailendra Singh, Dilraj Kaur, Hemlata Ravindra Jain
02 Dil ke tukde tukde kar ke muskuraa ke chal diye Yesudas Kulawant Jani 14.07.2009
03 Hamne maana hampe sajan jobanwa bharpoor hai Suman Kalyanpur Mahendra Dehalvi Being covered today
04 Allah karam karna, maula tu reham karna Suman Kalyanpur Gauhar Kanpuri 16.12.2011
05 Bemurawwat tumhe samjhenge zamaanewaale … parde mein koyi Rafi, Shailendra Singh Asad Bhopali

Today’s song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and is a ‘mujra’ song highly enjoyable and having a catchy tune. On screen it is Jayshree T. performing on this song and we can see Amjad Khan and Jeevan and others in the picturisation of this song.

(Incidentally I am coming across many Jayshree T. songs nowadays and have shared some of them recently on the blog 😊 )

This movie also brough a Filmfare award to Amjad Khan in the category of ‘Best Supporting actor’.

However, it was Amjad Khan’s performance which was the highlight of this movie with other ‘ingredients’ like the story, presentation of it on screen, catchy music and with screen presence of other actors like Vinod Mehra, Shashi Puri, Bindiya Goswami, Madhu Malini and others making this movie a perfect ‘blend’ of action, romance, friendship, and entertainment to watch on the big screen. And this movie ranked on number fifteen among the highest grossing Hindi movies of ‘1979’ (as per IMDB).

I am not going into the detail of the story of this movie as Atul ji and Sudhir ji has covered a lot about the movie in their write-ups while presenting the songs ‘dil ke tukde tukde karke muskuraa ke chal diye’ and ‘allah karam karna maula tu reham karna’ on the blog.

Let us now enjoy the today’s peppy number which I think is inspired from a ‘Bhojpuri song’. Lyrics for the today’s song are by Mahendra Dehalvi.

The engrossing voice in the today’s song is of Suman Kalyanpur and music is by Usha Khanna.

Enjoy the entertaining music of the ‘seventies’ 😊 which I am sure will take many of us to down memory lane …

Video

Audio

Song-Hamne maana hampe saajan jobanwa bharpoor hai (Daada)(1978) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Mahendra Dehalvi, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

hamne maana hampe saajan
jobanwaa bharpoor hai ae
hamne maana hampe saajan
jobanwaa bharpoor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai

saal solvaa laaga hamko
ee to ham bhi jaanat hai
hamri bagiyaa mahke phoolwaa
ee to ham bhi maanat hai
chingaari se aag bhaye ham
sach ee baat zaroor hai ae
chingaari se aag bhaye ham
sach ee baat zaroor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai

daar ke kajraa
khaa ke gilauri
ham jis ore nikal jaayen
thhan jaaye hai deewaanon mein
chakku chhuriyaan chal jaaye
saara shahar hai aashiq hamraa
hamkaa bahut garoor hai ae
saara shahar hai aashiq hamraa
hamkaa bahut garoor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai

pehle gaunaa karwaayile
phir sun meethhi batiyaan
sabka thhengaa dikhlaayike
lag gayi hai tohri chhatiyaan
abhoo paas na aao hamre
abhoo dilli door hai ae
abhoo paas na aao hamre
abhoo dilli door hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai

hamne maana hampe saajan
jobanwaa bharpoor hai ae
hamne maana hampe saajan
jobanwaa bharpoor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai
ee to mahimaa raam ki
ee maa hamra ka kasoor hai


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