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Blog Day : 3535 Post No. : 14200

Yesterday (22 march 2018), the blog was having a dot day till about 8 PM and then three articles were published just as the day was getting over, duly taking care of the “debutant” movie song as well as the YIPPEE movie for the day. Today (23 march 2018), we have had four songs discussed already, and that covers the “debutant” movie song as well as the YIPPEE movie.

But we are not done for the day. People have not noticed that we are onto another landmark. These days we mention the post number in the beginning of the post. The last article had its post number as 14199. So the next article has to be the net century post for the blog, viz post number 14200.

This century post occasion must be the most uneventful as well as the most underprepared century post. I was not sure about the song I was going to pick for the occasion till very late. I thought that I had chosen the song. But that song got changed in the afternoon. In the evening that song got changed again. This song, the 14200th song for the blog will appear at around 11 PM IST, after being finalised at about 8 PM ! In fact I discovered this song and heard it for the first time at 8 PM !

I had decided that this century post would cover a song penned by Kaifi Azmi. so the songs that I kept chosing and changing were all penned by Kaifi Azmi.

It was yesterday evening that I had decided on Kaifi Azmi as the artist to feature for the century song. So I began to research on the songs of Kaifi Azmi. I found, much to my surprise that the list of all songs penned by Kaifi Azmi is not available online, unlike the case for many other artists. Kaifi Azmi has an official site but I found that site a half hearted attempt and there I could not find what I was looking for.

So I spend my time from yesyterday evening till this evening compiling the list of all Kaifi Azmi songs that he has penned in HFM. I arrived at a figure of 351 songs from 88 movies. I was under the impression that Kaifi Azmi was on 199 in the blog and so I was hoping that this song would combine blog century will Kaifi Azmi’s 200th song in the blog. But I found that my earlier calcutaion was incorrect. Kaifi Azmi is on 189 and not quite 199. Nevertheless, now I have a fairly good idea about Kaifi Azmi’s output in Hindi movies.

I find that the music directors with whom Kaifi Azmi worked could be broadly categorised in two categories- First category was those who were lovers of urdu. Second category were those who did not have command over Hindi/ Urdu but they realised the value of a good lyricist.

In the first category, we have music directors like Madan Mohan, Ghulam Mohammad, Khayyam, Jaidev, A R Qureshy, Pt Lachchiram, O P Nayyar, Roshan etc etc. Kaifi Azmi worked with Madan Mohan in 14 movies, which is the highest number of movies for him with one music director. On the other end of the spectrum, he worked with Roshan and O P Nayyar in just one song each. The first song in the blog was sole Roshan composition that Kaifi Azmi penned. So this blog was starged with a rare song though it was not realised at that time. 🙂

The only O P Nayyar composition that was penned by Kaifi Azmi was the lilting title song of “Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi” (1966).

The other category of music directors with whom Kaifi Azmi was associated in HFM were those who had poor command over Hindi/ Urdu. They were mostly Bangla speakers. But what compositions they created with Kaifi Azmi. This category of music directors include names like S D Burman, Hemant Kumar, Kamal Mitra, Bappi Lahiri, Aparesh Lahiri, Robin, Kanu Roy, Dilip Roy etc.

For this occasion, I have chosen a song that must be regarded as a rare song on many counts. This song is a rare song per se, in the sense that I had not heard this song till now, even though this song was composed in 1970, when I as a precocious music loving kid would listen to all HFM that would get played on Radio, loudspeakers etc.

This song can also be desribed as rare because it is a club song as well as a Helen dance song. One does not associate Kaifi Azmi with a Helen dance song, but this song is very much a Helen dance song.

Though the song has dance by Helen, she does not do any lip syncing. The song is a male solo song. It is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, regarded uncharitably as poor man’s Rafi by some. The song is lip synced as a party song in Shammi Kapoor style. No, it is lip synced neither by Shammi Kapoor nor by Vishwajeet, whom many people rather uncharitably regarded as poor man’s Shammi Kapoor. the song is lip synced by Chandrashekhar who could well be described as a poor man’s Vishwajeet. That would make him poor man’s poor man’s Shammi Kapoor. 🙂 The song does have such self effacing lines as

dekh ke mujhko munh pher lete hain sab
mera chehra gareebi ka hai ishtihaar

The picturisation also shows some well known villains in attendance. K N Singh and Jeewan are present on the occasion. Jeewan seems to have understood every word of this heavy duty lyrics, going by his facial expression. 🙂

I got to listen to the song a few times in the process of noting down of the lyrics. I found the song growingon me. It is that kind of song.

So here is this unsung song as the rather unnoticed 14200th song in the blog. This century took a sedate 26 days. Hopefully we will pick up speed in the coming days and weeks.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support, good wishes and encouragement that keep fuelling this musical bandwagon. Let us hope that this bandwagon keep on rolling, like the mythical perpetual motion machine.


Song-Chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein (Daghabaaz)(1970) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Dilip Roy

Lyrics

chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein
jaane kya raaz hai kyun ujaala nahin
chhed di maine dil ki ye baaten kahaan
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein

dekh ke mujhko munh pher lete hain sab
mera chehra gareebi ka hai ishtihaar
dekh ke mujhko munh pher lete hain sab
mera chehra gareebi ka hai ishtihaar
apne sar pe chita apni rakkhe huye
apne sar pe chita apni rakkhe huye
thokaren khaayin duniya ke aage hazaar
thokaren khaayin duniya ke aage hazaar
aur kisi ne bhi badhke sambhaala nahin
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein

sar agar phodna hai to sar phod lo
saaya dhoondho na chaandi ki deewaar mein
sar agar phodna hai to sar phod lo
saaya dhoondho na chaandi ki deewaar mein
pyaar ka geet honthon tak aaya to thha
pyaar ka geet honthon tak aaya to thha
kho gaya aa ke sone ki jhankaar mein
kho gaya aa ke sone ki jhankaar mein
dard patthar ne seene mein paala nahin
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein

raat dhalti rahi
jashn hota raha
raat dhalti rahi
jashn hota raha
log hanste rahe
koi rota raha
shukriya kis jubaan se ada keejiye
shukriya kis jubaan se ada keejiye
dil mein kaanta zamaana chubhota raha
dil mein kaanta zamaana chubhota raha
mujhko mahfil se lekin nikaala nahin
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein
jaane kya raaz hai kyun ujaala nahin
chhed di maine dil ki ye baaten kahaan
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein

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Blog Day : 3519 Post No. : 14133

“Kaaghaz Ki Naao” (1975) was produced and directed by BR Ishara for BRI Arts, Bombay. The movie had Sarika and Raj Kiran (making their debuts as lead actors in grown up roles). The movie also had Pradeep Kumar, Aruna Irani, Helen, IS Johar, Paaro, Johnny Whisky, Dileep Dutt, Shyam Dubey, Amal Sen, Hamid, Asha Sharma, Rajni Verma, Hardeep, Maniyar, Arbind Dasgupta, Manhar Desai, Asit Sen, Manmohan Krishan, Reena Ghosh, Master Mitthoo etc. in it.

There were four songs in the movie. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the three songs already covered in the blog:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Har janam mein hamaara milan 5050 22-Nov-11
Main tumhaare khayaalon mein khoi rahi 6610 8-Sep-12
Aaj sakhi main baabul ka ghar chhod chali 14127 5-Mar-18

Here is the fourth and final song from “Kaaghaz Ki Naao”(1975) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Aruna Irani and Pradeep Kumar.

With this song, “Kaaghaz Ki Naao”(1975) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

This song marks an “artificial”, but significant century for the blog. “Kaaghaz Ki Naao”(1975) becomes the 1100th movie that has been YIPPEED in the blog. To put things in perspective, 1100 movies constitutes some one fifth of all the movies that were released from 1931 till 1980. These 1100 movies had nearly 7100 songs in them, viz. 50 % of all the songs covered in the blog.

While some movies are easy to YIPPEE, if all their songs are all time classics and so readily available, majority of movies are such that at least one or two of their songs are rare and obscure. Searching for these songs can be a tall order. There are cases where the missing songs are not even available online. There are several instances where the missing songs of these movies had to be uploaded and made available online for the first time by us (read by Sudhir Ji).

One benefit of YIppying a movie is that we no longer have to search for songs of that movie. We can forget about these movies and concentrate of movies that are as yet unyippeed.

To take the example of the year 1959, 1959 saw as many as 114 movies getting released. 103 of these movies are represented in the blog. As many as 47 of these movies are already YIPPEED. This is the highest number of YIPPEED movies from one calender year. So in effect, now we only have to search for missing songs from 56 + 11 movies of 1959.

“Rajnigandha”(1974) was the first movie to be YIPPEED in the blog on 10 september 2008. We were not even aware of this fact on that date. 🙂 It was the only YIPPEED movie during 2008. 2009 saw another 8 movies getting YIPPEED. It is from 2012 that we consciously started thinking on YIPPYing movies. More that 10 movies each are being YIPPEED since 2012. As many as 202 movies were YIPPEED in 2013, which is the highest number of movies YIPPEED in a year.

This year 2018 has seen us YIPPYIng at least one movie every day. Till now we have YIPPEED 66 movies in 65 days of the year. We were on a similar new year resolution during the last year of 2017 as well. On that year we posted one YIPPEE every day till 5 may 2017, viz for 125 days, when that steak got broken on 6 may 2017. Let us see how long our unbroken streak of 2018 lasts. 🙂

The blog at present has songs from 3858 movies and we are adding one extra movie every day (which is another new year resolution with us). My guess is that all the songs may be available for around 2000 movies. It may not be possible for other movies to get YIPPEED because all songs of these movies are not available.

Time will show whether I am proved right or otherwise vis a vis final tally of YIPPEED movies in the blog. For now, let us celebrate having the 1100th YIPPEED movie in the blog.


Song-Na jaiyyo re sautan ghar sainyya (Kaaghaz ki Naao)(1975) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

na jaiyo re ae
sautan ghar sainya
na jaiyo re sautan ghar sainya
ruk ja main ro ro padoon tore painya
ruk ja main ro ro padoon tore painya
na jaiyo re sautan ghar sainya
na jaiyo re ae

jaadu bhi jaane wo tona bhi jaane
najariya se dil ko pirona bhi jaane
hans ke mile door hona bhi jaane
hans ke mile door hona bhi jaane
tu hi na maane
na maane ae ae
na jaiyo re sautan ghar sainya
ruk ja main ro ro padoon tore painya
na jaiyo re ae sautan ghar sainya
na jaiyo re ae

tan se lubhaaye
adaaon se loote
pal mein vo maane to pal mein hi roothhe
bairan ke hote hain sab roop jhoothe
bairan ke hote hai sab roop jhoothe
tu hi na jaane na jaane ae ae
na jaiyo re sautan ghar sainya
na jaiyo re sautan ghar sainya
ruk ja main ro ro padoon tore painya
ruk ja main ro ro padoon tore painya
na jaiyo re sautan ghar sainya
na jaiyo re ae ae ae


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Blog Day : 3509 Post No. : 14100

Every morning I walk my pets by turns. That is a good time for thinking and getting interesting thoughts. I realised that our blog centuries (when they are taking place at their normal pace) are like lunar months. In the past, we would complete our centuries in 15-16 days which was like one paksh of a lunar month. Nowadays we are taking nearly twice as long to complete a century. In other words, our centuries these days take as long as a lunar month. In other words, these days we are getting one century post per month.

It is different this month. In this month of february 2018, we had touched post number 14000 on the very first day. Today, towards the fag end of february 2018, we reach the next century, viz 14100th post in the blog. It is rare to have two full moons in one month and that has led to the phrase “once in a blue moon”. January 2018 was a blue moon month as far as two full moons were concerned. February 2018 is a “once in a blue moon” month for the blog as far as appearance of two century posts is concerned. When I checked up, I found that the last time we had two century posts in a month was in april 2017. 🙂

Whenever one is dealing with big numbers, one cannot help but devise some statistical tools to judge one’s performance. In limited overs cricket, we have strike rate. In this blog, I have devised a term called blog strike rate. Blog strike rate is nothing but the number of songs per day. One can divide the number of song posts by the number of days in which these posts appeared. We are going at a strike rate of just over 4 songs a day throughout the existence of the blog.

Then there are other interesting statistical analysis that are possible. For instance, number of songs that were created in a year and the number of songs from that year that are covered in the blog. Another variation is number of movies that were released in a year and the number of movies of that year that are represented in the blog. For instance, the year 1964 had 99 movies and 671 songs. The blog has 90 of these movies and 422 of these songs represented in the blog. 44 of these movies are already YIPPEED. So 46 up YIPPEED movies plus nine unrepresented movies from 1964 remain to be covered in the blog.

Covering the as yet unrepresented songs may not be as simple and straightforward as it may appear to the uninitiated. For instance, the nine missing movies of 1964 are rare movies. Sudhir Jee is on a mission to cover the missing movies of 1960s. In two years and three months he has covered more than 60 missing movies of 1960s in the blog. There were 929 movies released in 1960s. As many as 808 of them are covered in the blog with 361 of them already YIPPEED. So just over one hundred movies of 1960s are yet to be covered in the blog. We are making progress regularly. Still a stage will come when we will end up a few movies and a few hundred songs short because of unavailability of the remaining movies and /or songs. In all some 6521 songs were created in 1960s. The blog has 3488 of them. Just over 3000 songs of 1960s remain to be covered.

The decade of 1950s is the most well represented in the blog. 1111 movies are 8654 songs were created during this decade. The blog has 996 movies and 4627 songs represented in the blog, with 348 of these movies already YIPPEED.

Another statistics that is of great interest to me is the number of artists represented in the blog.The lyricists, singers and music directors represented in the blog add up to over 2000. The number of artists on whom these songs were picturised, or who helped create these movies also add up to a considerable number.

Well known artists find considerable representation in the blog. In addition, the blog also gives coverage and recognition to artists who are lesser known and even obscure.

This century songs seeks to recognise the contribution of one of the lesser known artist. This artist is Johny Whisky. This name is obviously inspired from Johny Walker. Johny Whisky (8 february 1932- 7 december 2006), originally named Sheikh Zennul Abdeen, has figured in bit roles in lots of movies starting from 1960s till 1990s. He worked in bit roles and he was too insignificant an actor unlike Johny Walker who tended to have at least one song earmarked for himself in ever movie. Still, Johny Whisky’s voice has been used in a few songs. Johny Whisky got to lend his voice in a song in “Akeli Mat Jaiyyo” (1963), viz. Chal chal chal mere dil and in a song in “Anjaam”(1968) viz. Mubaarak ho tumko ye jungle puraana.

The song under discussion is one where Johny Whisky is the main singer. Johny Whisky plays a eunuch who in India tend to look for houses with newborns. They would reach that house armed with dholaks and sing “badhaai”. That is the main occupation of this third gender in India.

The song is a “badhaai” song which is sung by Johny Whisky and chorus. Though only the audio is availabble, but it is clear that the song is picturised on Johny Whisky and others playing “hijdas”. Though this song is mentioned as a traditioan song, Sahir Ludhianvi is credited as the lyricist of this song in Akshay Manwani’s ‘Sahir Ludhianvi- The People’s Poet’.

Music is composed by C Arjun.

This song is the fifth and final song from the movie so this doubles up as the YIPPEE movie of the day as well.

Here are the details of the earlier songs from the movie covered in the blog.

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Ham mein hai kyaa ke hamen koi haseena chaahe 5212 28-Dec-11
Ab se pehle to ye dil ki haalat na thhi 7942 20-Apr-13
Ek khwaab e tamanna bhoole thhe 12493 25-Oct-16
Us jaan e do aalam ka jalwa (Nawaab Saahib) 13373 26-Jun-17

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, “Nawaab Saahib”(1978) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog. The blog ofcouse clocks 14100th song post with this song.

As always, I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continous support, encouragement, contributions, suggestions etc which is helping this bandwagon moving along in this musical journey where we rarely halt at any stops.


Song-Ladke ki aaj main mubaarakbaadi dene aayi (Nawab Sahib)(1978) Singer-Johny Whisky, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-C Arjun
Chorus
Johny Whisky + Chorus
Unknown male voice

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Mubarak ho o
Salaamat raho o
Kahaan chale gaye sab log
Dholak nikaalo
Shurru karo

Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi

Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
salaamat baadi gaane aayi
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Salaamat baadi gaane aayi

Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi

Chandan ka palnaa laayi
aur
Resham ki dori laayi

Kurta aur topi laayi
Aur ?? laayi
Dena sarkaar more
Manmaange muraad paayi
Dena sarkaar more
Manmaange muraad paayi

Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi

Haaye ek ruppalli
Haaye
Haaye

Inke Khaalu
Daiyya re daiyya
Inki Maami
Daiyya re daiyya
Unke chaacha
Daiyya re daiyya
Bachcha jachcha pe shobhe
Heera moti panna jaise
Chaand ke aas paas
Taaramandal chamke jaise
Dena sarkaar more
Manmaange muraad paayi
Haan
Dena sarkaar more
Manmaange muraad paayi

Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi

O koi filmi gaana sunaao na
to Haan leo
Filmi gaana suno
Inhi logon ne
Inhi logon ne ae
Inhi logon ne
Le leena aa
Le leena
Duppatta mera
Inhi logon ne
Le lina
Duppatta mera
Inhi logon ne
Le leena
Duppatta mera
Inhi logon ne ae
Inhi logon ne ae
Inhi logon ne ae
Aa hey
Inhi logon ne ae
Inhi logon ne ae
Le lina
Duppatta mera
Inhi logon ne
Le lina
Duppatta mera aa

Amaa yaar
Koyi phadakta huaa gaana sunaao

Nazar laagi raaja tore bangle pe
Nazar laagi raani tore bangle pe
Nazar laagi raani tore bangle pe

Aa aa
Tore bangle pe raaja aa
Tore bangle pe
Tore bangle pe raaja aa
Tore bangle pe
Haay haay
Nazar laagi raaja tore bangle pe

Nazar laagi raaja tore bangle pe
Nazar laagi raaja tore bangle pe


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3486 Post No. : 14001

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 61 # Movies with same titles ‘Haar Jeet’
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Recently our dear Kamath Saab shared the song ‘Mast Pawan Shaakhen Lehraayen’ from the 1940 movie ‘Haar Jeet’. And seeing that post I immediately recalled sharing one song from the film having the same title – ‘Haar Jeet’ and released in 1972. I thought that a song from this ‘Haar Jeet’ (1972) was already posted on the blog. Or maybe it was discussed in some post or mentioned in comments on the blog.

And very co-incidentally few days before the post of Kamath Saab I was browsing the blog for the movies that I was searching in the ‘list-of-songs-by-movies’ but was unable to locate them. At that time I also searched for this movie ‘Haar Jeet’ (1972), but could not locate it.  Simultaneously I succeeded to locate ‘Chaacha Bhateeja’ (1977), which was recently introduced on the blog. The spelling I was searching with was ‘Chacha Bhatijaa’ (like ‘Chacha Chaudhary’ (1953) and ‘Chacha Zindabad’ (1959)). Then I also found the movie ‘Samaapti’ (1949) which I tried to search with wrong 🙂 options like ‘Sampatti’.

When I could not locate the 1972 ‘Haar Jeet’, I tried to search it with different spelling combinations. But could not succeed. So, I concluded that this movie is yet to make a debut on the blog. And if this post, is passed by our Central Board of Post Certification 😉 this movie is going to make a debut on the blog today. This post and the debut of this movie also serves one of my ‘purpose’ of introducing the ‘movies having same title’.

My last post in this endeavor was on 24 Sep 2016 when I shared the song Ye Pyaar Bada Beimaan Hai from the 1951 movie ‘Saudaagar’. After such a long gap, even I have to ask myself – ‘itney din tum kahaan rahe’ 🙂

On our blog we already have ‘Haar Jeet’ from 1940 and also from 1954. Today this ‘third’ ‘Haar Jeet’ of 1972 makes a debut on the blog. This film is directed by CP Dixit for ‘Prithvi Pictures, Bombay’. It was a social movie. In a footnote, HFGK makes a note that this movie was based on the story of K Balachander’s ‘Thamarai Nenjam’. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.04.1972. It has Rehana Sultan, Anil Dhawan, Radha Saluja, Mehmood, Madan Puri, Dhoomal, Baby Sarika, Master Alankar, Baby Tabassum, Chintu, Bhola, Jal Khatau, Arun Kumar and Kamini Kaushal in friendly appearance.

The film has four songs as per HFGK Vol- V. All the four songs are written by Anand Bakshi, and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey have lent their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is a lovely duet sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and lip synced on screen by Radha Saluja and Anil Dhawan respectively. Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi, and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Since I had not watched this movie I could not say much about this movie or its songs. I would request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Song – Itney Din Tum Kahaan Rahe (Haar Jeet) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Kishore Kumar + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn
tum kahaan rahe

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn
tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe  

mujhko tumse hai ye gila
na tum miley na chain mila
mujhko tumse hai ye gila
na tum miley na chain mila
main na mili
kuchh kaam raha
lab pe tumhara naam raha
sach hai bahaana ye lekin
haan
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe

kya tum bhi majboor rahe
isliye mujhse door rahe
kya tum bhi majboor rahe
isliye mujhse door rahe
aa
kal parson barsaat huyi
isliye na mulaqaat huyi
jaan udaas rahi tum bin
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
haan itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe

chhodo shiqve pyaar karo
baithon aankhen chaar karo
chhodo shikave pyaar karo
baithon aankhe chaar karo
aaj bhi waqt na kho jaaye
bhool koi na ho jaaye
main nadaan hoon tum kamsin
haa
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din.. 
aa aa aa
tum kahaan rahe

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
aa aa
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
oo oo
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo
itney din tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे

दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन
तुम कहाँ रहे

मुझको तुमसे है ये गिला
न तुम मिले न चैन मिला
मुझको तुमसे है ये गिला
न तुम मिले न चैन मिला
मैं ना मिली
कुछ काम रहा
लब पे तुम्हारा नाम रहा
सच है बहाना ये लेकिन
हाँ
इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे

क्या तुम भी मजबूर रहे
इसलिए मुझसे दूर रहे
क्या तुम भी मजबूर रहे
इसलिए मुझसे दूर रहे

कल परसों बरसात हुयी
इसलिए ना मुलाक़ात हुयी
जान उदास रही तुम बिन
इतनी दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
हाँ इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे

छोडो शिकवे प्यार करो
बैठों आँखे चार करो
छोडो शिकवे प्यार करो
बैठों आँखे चार करो
आज भी वक़्त न खो जाए
भूल कोई न हो जाए
मैं नादान हूँ तुम कमसिन
हा इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰
आ आ आ
तुम कहाँ रहे

दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
आ आ आ
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
ओ ओ ओ 
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे



This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This is the 3300th song by Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog.

Blog Day : 3482 Post No. : 13987

Having overcome the guilt of not contributing any song posts to one of my favourite blogs, I now feel mentally at ease.

My younger son got married recently. All our energy and resources were directed towards making this event a great success. We were very lucky that everything went as planned and now both my boys are happily married and have moved into their own sweet homes. Me and my wife now have the task of downsizing our 5 bedroom house to a more manageable 2 or 3 bedroom house. This process will be completed within the next 3 to 6 months.

Also, on the day of the said marriage, after finishing all the major events, I unfortunately, snapped the Achilles’ tendon in my right leg. I had to be rushed to the hospital and had my leg put in a a fiberplast cast. I have been told to use crutches and/or a wheel chair so as not to put any pressure on the leg. Thus, I am not at home for the next six weeks and have ample time to present some interestingly rare songs on this blog.

Now, as I sit down to write today’s post, I fondly recall this gem of a song, which used to feature in one of my audio cassettes titled R D Burman with Lata Mangeshkar. If you are hearing this song for the first time, I would suggest that you listen to it at least two or three times. This song grows on you.

Well that’s an interesting expression. How or why does a particular song grow on you ?

For me, I think it has to do with either it’s rarity, complexity or uniquity (is that a word?).

If there’s a lot going on in a song, it can take a number of listens to pick up on the big picture, as you may be focusing on one thing in particular. It takes time to build that picture up. Sometimes I listen to a song I have listened to a lot and still pick up on things I had never noticed before. If a song has a unique nature to it, it can take me time to adjust to it.

Today’s song is from an obscure movie, Savera from 1972, which makes its debut on this blog. It is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. I distinctly remember having seen this movie but I hardly remember the story line. I just remember that Rehana Sultan is Saroj who loves Jatin (Kiran Kumar) but, unwillingly, under family pressure, goes on to marry Amar (Anil Dhawan). However, while being married, she is pregnant with Jatin’s child, which she is unaware of. I only remember this much and even this may be 100% wrong. However, we are here to appreciate this beautiful song.

Tons and tons of material has been written about our favourite Pancham Da aka Rahul Dev Burman. My saying anything further will be like showing a lamp to the sun, a cliché used widely in Hindi. The song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Ed note: This rare song, a song that grows on you with repeated listening, is the 3300th song by Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog.


Song-Main to deewaani tere liye o re piya(Sawera)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Laa la laa la
Laa la laa la
Hmm Hmm Hmm Hmm

Tujhpe Luta Di Ye Zindgaani Re
Main To Deewaani
Hmm Hmm Hmm Hmm
Laa La Laa La aa

Tera Pyaar Le ke
Dooloon Nazaaron Mein
Udta Hai Panchhi
Jaise Bahaaron Mein
Yeh Mere Tan Se
Kisi Ki Mehak Aaye
Poochhe Pawan Se
Kaliyaan Ishaaron Mein
Unko Khabar Kya Mujh pe
Kaisi Jawaani Re
Main To Deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani
Tujhpe Luta Di
Ye Zindgaani Re
Main To Deewaani

Apne Piya Ke
Dil Mein Utar Ke Main
Soyi Sanwar Ke
Jaagi Nikhar Ke Main
Mohe Mila Jo
Rang Sajan Se
Chhalki phiroongi
Wohi Rang Bhar Ke Main
Laagoon Abhi Se Balma
Kaisi Suhaani Re
main to deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani
Tujhpe Luta Di
Ye Zindagaani Re
Main To Deewaani

Kya Jaanoon Sajna
Sansaar Ki Baatein
Maine To Seekhi Hain
Do Pyaar Ki Baatein
Hai Mera Mandir
Teri Nigaahon Mein
Aur Meri Pooja
Tujhse Mulaakaatein
Tujhpe Khatam Hai Saiyaan
Meri Kahaani Re
Main To Deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani
Tujhpe Luta Di
Ye Zindgaani Re
Main To Deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani


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This is the 900th song of Anand Bakshi as a lyricist in the blog.

Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13965

When one looks at it, R D Burman, Rajesh Khanna, and Kishore Kumar rose to the top, taking the film world by storm almost simultaneously. In many of these movies, the three in fact worked together as well.

But their careers diverged as far as staying at the top was concerned. While Kishore Kumar remained at the top throughout his life, Rajesh Khanna’s superstardom deserted him by the mid 1970s. R D Burman continued to rule throughout 1970s, before he found himself upstaged, not by better music, but by music of the nature that testified to the fact that the saying “if you cannot dazzle them by brilliance, baffle them by bulshitting” applied to HFM after 1980s. R D Burman could not cope with that kind of music that began the vogue after 11980s and he slowly began to lose ground and assignmet, before finding a late second wind with “1942 a Love Story”(1994) which came a bit too late for him as he has already expired by the time music of this movie began to make waves.

One can notice that while Rajesh Khanna saw a meteoric rise and then fall, R D Burman maintained his brilliance for much longer. If fact, the music that R D Burman created in the second half of 1970s was arguably better that those composed in the first half of 1970s. While majority of R D Burman compositions in first half are inspired by Western music, the second half finds him using more and more Indian kind of music.

“Mehbooba”(1976) is a case in point. The songs of this movie present some very fine examples of semi classical songs. This movie finds R D Burman composing songs based on Raag Bihag, Raag Darbari Kaanda as well as Raag Shivranjani. One of these songs, viz

“Mehbooba”(1976) was produced by Musheer-Riaz andit was directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Yogita Bali, Manmohan Krishan, Nazir Hussain, Sujit Kumar, Asrani, Asha Sachdev, Prem Chopra, Meena.T., Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, Chandrashekhar, Leela Mishra, Madan Puri, Master Alankar, Birbal, UmaDutt, Raj Rani, Abhimanyu Sharma, Ram Murti Chaturvedi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. seven of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past. Here are the details of these seven songs posted in the blog:

Parbat ke peeche chambe da gaaon 410 19-Dec-08
Gori tori paijaniya 411 20-Dec-08
Mere naina saawan bhaadon phir bhi mera man pyaasa Multiple version song 480 1-Jan-09
Main tawaayaf hoon mujra karoongi 10692 13-Jan-15
Haseenon mere paas aao 11710 30-Dec-15
Jamuna kinaare aaja chhaliya pukaare aaja 13948 20-Jan-18

That leaves us with the eighth and final song from “Mehbooba”(1976). This song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and music is of course composed by R D Burman. It is an extremely sweet and melodious folk music based song which is picturised as a “panghat” song on Hema Malini and sahelis, while Rajesh Khanna looks on from a distance. He acts and grabs Hema Malini’s kalaai only after the song gets over. Good to see him not interrupting the song midway. Our heroes and also villians certainly have taste for HFM music. 🙂

With this song, “Mehbooba”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

And unnoticeably, R D Burman touches 900 songs as a lyricist in the blog with this spng.


Chalo ree chalo ree(Mehbooba)(1976) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

ho o o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

chameli ke prem ki kahaani
sunaata hai nadiya ka paani
naina uljha ke kahin raani
ban gayi kisi ki deewaani
ho kam ho gayi
gaanv tere chhichhori
rurururururru
haayhaayhaayhaay
hoyhoyhoyhoyhoy
rurururururru
ho o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri

isi panghat pe raam jaane
ghada uthwaane ke bahaane
mile kitne log anjaane
janmon ke premi puraane
o ho
o o o o
logon se chupke duniya se chori
chalo ri
chalo ri

chalo ri
chalo ri
ho o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri


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This is the 2800th song of Rafi Sb to be showcased on our blog.
‘Mera Suhaag’ (1961) is the 3800th film represented on our blog.

Blog Day : 3471 Post No. : 13936

Series of Rafi songs-Rafi with music directors
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(Pal do pal ka saath)-MD composing just one Rafi song
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Part I-Arun Raghavan
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During his HFM career, Rafi worked with 14 music directors in more than 100 songs each. I describe them as Major music directors for Rafi or three figure music directors with Rafi. Then there were 45 music directors who composed between 11 to 99 songs with Rafi. We can call them semi major or two figure music directors with Rafi.

Major (viz three figure) music directors created 2743 song with Rafi, which is 53 % of all Rafi songs in HFM. The semi major (viz two figure) music directors created 1528 Rafi songs, viz 30 % of all Rafi songs in HFM. So we can say that the major and semi major music directors (59 in number) contributed a whopping 83% of all Rafi songs, which adds up to 4271 songs in all.

Then there were 170 music directors who worked with Rafi in less than 10 songs each. They were like the proverbial squirrels of Ramayan fame, who would carry a few grams of tiny pebbles each on their tiny paws while the giant vaanars would carry large boulders on their shoulders. The individual contributions of each of these music directors may be small in comparison to the major music directors, but the cumulative total of Rafi songs by these single figure music directors adds up to a figure of 503 ! This total is bigger than the career total of HFM songs sung by some well known playback singers, viz K L Saigal, Suraiyya, Talat Mehmood etc. And these songs contain quite a few wonderful songs as well.

I had discussed this fact while discussing a song on the occasion of Rafi’s birth anniversary. Raja, while commenting on that article had written –

“Just wondering if we have covered songs of all those 173 composers (1-9 songs category) here already? If not, that could be a project. Every composer who has used Rafisaab should be on the blog, even if the song being posted for that composer isn’t necessarily the Rafisaab one (if it is, of course better!).
That could be our way of showing our gratitude to that composer.”

I had taken note of Raja’s suggestion. And this writeup begins our series of articles about those music directors who were associated with Rafi in less than ten songs each. The name that I have chosen for this series is- pal do pal ka saath. This phrase is taken from that memorable qawwaali from “The Burning Train” (1981) containing this phrase.

In the beginning, I will discuss those music directors who have worked with Rafi in just one song each.

There are 48 such music directors. While most of them are small time less heard music directors, we have some rather well known names too in the list.

I decided to take up these names alphabetically. The first name that crop up in Alphabetical order is Aabid Hussain Khan who composed one Rafi-Zohrabai Ambalewaali duet in a 1949 movie called Last Message”(1949). While a few songs from this movie are available, the Rafi song , viz. “na thahar sake na tadap sake” does not seem to be available.

The next name that comes up alphabetically is Aparesh Lahiri (father of Bappi Lahiri). He has composed one Rafi song in a movie called “Subhash chandra” (1978). Since Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary is coming up next week, that would be the opportune time to cover this song.

The next name in the list of music directors is Arun Raghavan. He was a South Indian music director and he worked in just one Hindi movie. This movie, called “Mera Suhaag” (1961) was produced by Produced by N S R Mani and directed by H Krishnamoorthy for Secarts, Madras. The movie had Kanta Rao, Rajnala, Ramkrishna, K V S Sarma, A V subbarao, Balkrishna, Krisha Kumari, Girija, Rajshree, Hemlata etc. in it. In all likelihood, this movie was a remake of a south Indian movie where songs were re reccorded in Hindi. There were nine songs in the movie. Eight of these songs were sung by well known South Indian playback singers viz. P Susheela, S Janki and P B Srinivas.

But there was one song in the movie which was sung by Rafi. And that happens to be the one and only collaboration of Arun Raghavan as a music director with Rafi in a Hindi movie.

The song is penned by Vinod Sharma, who like the music director is an obscure name for this blog.

This song is a rare song. Only the audio of the song is available.

From the sounds of it, the song appears to be used as a background song in the movie.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

So much discussion on a song which is a rare and obscure song. Most sites dealing with HFM will struggle to find anything to write on this song. But trust us in this blog to treat most songs in general and songs like this in particular with so much care and respect, and we are able to come up with so many special things to say about songs like this.

This song is special for us for the following reasons:

1. This is the only occasion when Rafi has sung a song under the music direction of Arun Raghavan and under the penmanship of Vinod Sharma.

2. This is the 2800th Rafi song in the blog. It was a conscious decision on our part to use a Rafi song from a less known music directors to emphasize that they too have contributed their mite in enriching HFM.

3. With this song, “Mera Suhaag”(1961) becomes the 3800th movie to get represented in the blog. The same reason as given above applies here as well for considering this movie for this honour.


Song-Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath (Mera Suhaag)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Vinod Sharma, MD-Arun Raghvan

Lyrics

Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath
kaun samajh paaya uska dukh uske man ki baat
Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath

dharmraj ne drupad suta ko diya juye mein haar
harichandra ki raani taara bik gayi beech baazaar
bik gayi beech baazaaaar
Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath
kaun samajh paaya uska dukh
uske man ki baat

Shakuntala ko raaja bhoola
jiska thha vishwaas kiya
chhoti si thhi baat
Raam ne
Seeta ko vanwaas diya
Seeta ko vanwaas diya
Seeta ko vanwaas diya

tujhko bhi vanwaas mila hai
teri karun kahaani
kul maryaada raah mein teri
?? deewaani
tera dharm piya ko paana
?? tujhko mil jaaye
haan
?? tujhko mil jaaye
dukh ki kaali si raat kate
sukh ka sooraj muskaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye


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Blog Day : 3462 Post No. : 13892

“Johar in Bombay” (1967) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Thakkar Films, Bombay. The movie had I S Johar, Sonia Sahni, K N Singh, Rajendranath, Madan Puri, Polson, Jeevankala etc in it.

This movie was one of several “Johar in…” series on movies, a bit like the “Carry on…” series of movies in Hollywood.
In this particular movie, I S Johar ties up with Rajendranath, both playing good for nothing slackers who somehow manage to save the coutry (if not the world) from evil scientists out to destroy the country (if not the world).

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here is the sixth and final song from “Johar in Bombay” (1967). This song is a rare song in the sense that it is not available as a standalone song on YT as of now. The song is a roadside tamasha song where I s Johar and Rajendranath and seen performing a streetside dance alongwith their love interests- Sonia Sahni and Jeewankala (?). The dance performance have elements of punjabi folk dance followed by Maharashtrian lavani folk dance.

The song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, S Balbir, Usha Timothy and Krishna Kalle. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Today (9 january 2018) happens to be the birth anniversary of Mahendra Kapoor (9 january 1934-27 september 2008). Quite fortuitously, this happens to the 300th song of Mahendra Kapoor in the blog. So this is a perfect tribute to the singer in the blog.

It also happens to be the 15th death anniversary of Qamar Jalalabadi (9 january 2003). So this song serves as a tribute to Qamar Jalalabadi as well.

With this song, “Johar in Bombay” (1967) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Naach sasure naach nakhra ab na chalega (Johar in Bombay)(1967) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Balbir, Usha Timothy, Krishna Kalle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Usha Khanna
Male singers together
Female singers together

Lyrics

kaise hote khel tamaashe
arre is duniya ke beech
o bandar se insaan bane
to insaan se ban gaye reechh

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega
hoy naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega

hoy hoy
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda taala
baari barsi khatan gaya
hoy
hoy baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda taala
ho ladki gulaab jaisi
aur ?? reechh hai saala
he ladki gulaab jaisi

baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda aara
baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda aara

ho taane mujhe dene waale
jaa dekha ishq tumhaara
ho taane mujhe dene waale

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega

naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

ho saari nagariya
aa aa aa aa aa aa
saari nagariya ruk ruk dekhe
kaisi nautanki aayi
aga bai
kaisi nautanki aayi re
arre dekho yaaron khel naya
sasure ko nachaaye janwaai
sasure ko nachaaye janwaai
janwaai
janwaai

aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji ji
aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji

dil mein chhupaa hai
ae ae ae ae
dil mein chhupaa hai
pyaar kisi ka
karne chale hain bhalaai
haay raam
karne chale hain bhalaai

sasure ka bahaana hai
tere dil mein basi hai lugaai
lugaai
tere dil mein basi hai lugaai
lugaai
lugaai

ji ji ji ji ji ji ji
aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji ji ji

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega

naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

oy naach sasure
naach baaba
naach sasure
naach baaba


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This song is from the film Girls School-1949. It is sung by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum- one of the most popular singing pair of the late 1940s. The song was written by Kavi Pradeep and the Music Director for this song was C.Ramchandra. In this film, there were two Music Directors. One was Anil Biswas ( he composed 4 songs) and C.Ramchandra ( he composed 5 songs).

In those days, it was quite unusual to have 2 very well known and well established composers for one film. During Partition time, few composers had left India without completing their assignments and the work was then completed by another composer. So there was a convincing reason for such cases. There were few pairs of composers like Husnlal-Bhagatram, but it was a professional and permanent team. In case of Girls School-49, having two big composers was quite unusual and it created ripples in the industry, not only in those times, but its echos were heard again in 1954 also. Let us see how it all happened.

This film was produced by Kavi Pradeep under the banner of Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. This was a company floated by him and Amiya Chakrawarty-director of this film. To understand the complexiities of Girls school, we must go back a little. In 1942, Anil Biswas was invited by Ranjit at a salary of Rs. 1500/ per month and by Bombay Talkies at a salary of Rs 2500/ per month. As National studio was winding up, Anil Biswas wanted to make a change anyway, but due to the contract of national he could not join Bombay Talkies openly. He, however, gave music to the film Basant-42 and name of his brother in Law, Pannalal Ghosh was used as its Music Director.

Finally when Anil Biswas joined Bombay Talkies, there were already two groups there. One was led by Devika Rani and Amiya Chakraborty and the other was led by S. Mukherjee along with Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee, Pradeep etc-a total of 15 artistes. Anil Biswas was invited by Devika Rani and that too at a salary of Rs. 2500/ per month, when Pradeep was getting Rs 1500 per month. This irritated Pradeep no end and he started troubling and finding faults with Anil Biswas. However Anil Biswas gave excellent music in the film Kismet and then everyone was happy as the film celebrated jubilees everywhere.

With this back ground, Anil Biswas joined Girls school as a Music Director, mainly due to Amiya who knew his calibre. Because of everybody’s background , the film was entirely shot in the Studios of Bombay Talkies. Kavi Pradeep being a producer and a Lyricist started interfering with Anil Biswas’s work and criticising him at every opportunity. Anil Biswas was fed up. He had already recorded three songs and a solo by Lata , ” tum hi kaho, mera man udas kyun na rahe” was to be recorded. Anil Biswas had taken C Ramchandra as his assistant for this film. Though C Ramchandra was already a popular and wellknown idndependent composer himself , still he had accepted to be his assistant here due to his respect for Anil Biswas. When the tune for Lata’s solo was made, Pradeep passed caustic remarks about it being not so good. There was an altercation between Anil Biswas and Pradeep and Biswas quit then and there and went away.

C Ramchandra had to take over as the Music Director for the balance songs of the movie. Pradeep was very happy. Next day recording of Lata’s solo song took place under the supervision of C Ramchandra, as planned. Later when Lata came to know that Anil Biswas has left and C Ramchandra had replaced him, she was very angry and said that she would not have recorded the song had she known about Anil Biswas’s exit. She objected to C Ramchandra taking over as the music direction and complained about it in the Artists association too. (Remember that Lata and C Ramchandra’s relations had not formed yet and Lata was still with Husnlal at that time.)

Later on in 1954, when O P Nayyar replaced Roshan for Mehbooba, Lata took up the issue with the Music Directors’ association. Anil Biswas was the chairman at that time and O P Nayyar was boycotted. At that time Lata quoted Girls school incident to prove that she was “highly Principled” on such matters!

Anyway, that was how C Ramchandra became the Music Director of Girls school-49 and he composed 4 duets of Shamshad and 1 solo of Lalita Deulkar in this movie. All the four duets of this pair are very interesting. However, with all this jhamelas, film Girls school was a total Flop. Pradeep lost heavily and closed the production company forthwith, after just this one film.

I had not seen this film, so I was curious to find its review in contemporary magazines. I did not find it in Film India or in other periodicals. However I read one letter from a reader in Film India, which criticised the film for not having to do anything with women’s education. He further asserted that the film title was a misnomer, since not even one scene was there in entire film which showed running classes or a teacher in the class etc. Finally I found a short synopsis of his film in the ‘ Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, which is given here to give an idea of what the film was about.

” Rural drama about Meena (Geeta Bali) who leaves home rather than submit to an arranged marriage and starts a girls school in a village, although opposed by the local zamindar. The zamindars brother-in-law Bipin (Sajjan), who lusts after Meena, is the villain. The hero (Sohan) appears in answer to an advertisement for a schoolteacher and is appointed only because Meena mistakes his name – Shanti Kumar Majumdar for that of a woman. The zamindar’s widowed sister Sumitradevi, a supporter of the school, objects because he is not married. Meena and Shanti Kumar fall in love but realises the damage he may cause to her school and leaves. Bipin then spreads rumours about Shanti Kumar morals, which causes further difficulties that have to be resolved before both the future of the school and of the loving couple could be assured. ”

The cast of the film consisted of Rehana, Sohan, Kuldeep Kaur, David, Pran, Iftekhar etc etc. Not much information is available about this Hero- Sohan. In Hindi films, many aspirants tried their luck. Not all of them got an opportunity to enter films. In the early era, it was easy, but as the years passed by, it became difficult for the hopefuls. Few lucky ones got a Mentor- it helped them to only to enter films but not stay in the industry.

“Aaye bhi vo, gaye bhi vo, khatam fasana ho gaya “. These newcomers were given a fair opportunity to showcase their abilities, but unfortunately, despite their honest efforts, their skill did not show up and the audience was unimpressed. They got big banners, good experienced directors, but they disappointed their Mentors with non existent abilities to act. They proved to be ‘Non- Actors ‘.

Among them, some male actor’s names which I remember off hand are Arjun in Malhar-51, Rattan Chopra in Aman-67,Mom ki Gudia-72, Vijay kumar in Alif laila-54,Premendra in Holi aayee re-70, Deepak kumar in Aabroo-68, Ajay in Wapas-69, Som Dutt in mann ka meet-68, Vikram in Julie-75,Rajeev Kapoor in Raam teri Ganga maili-85, Shekhar Suman in Utsav-84, Kaycee mehra in Chhabilee-60 and mem didi-61, prashant in Sehra-63, Ashok Sharma in Hamari yaad aayegi-61, Ajit Chitnis in Aaj ki baat-55, Nusrat Kardar in Dard-47, Manish in Saraswati Chandra-68, Rajiv in Nayi umar ki nayi fasal-65, Aroop kumar in Bezubaan-62 etc etc.

Sohan Kapila was also one such actor, who was not successful as a Hero. Actually, big banners like Filmistan supported him. He got seasoned Heroines like Geeta Bali and Rehana as well as Debutants Jayashree Gadkar and Nalini Chonkar, but nothing worked. He proved that you can take the Horse to the water, but you can not make it drink !!! He acted in Girls school-49, lajawab-50, Sanskar-58, Ek armaan mera-59, Chaand ki duniya-59, Babar-60, Commercial pilot officer-63 and Picnic-66 and may be some more as character roles. After he retired, his daughter actress Padmini Kapila also had the same fate !

The film had 9 songs (4-by Anil Biswas and 5 by C.Ramchandra). Five songs are already discussed in this Blog. Today’s song is the sixth song. The song is not very melodious or foot tapping, but it has an unmistakable C.Ramchandra stamp on it. So let us enjoy this fun song.

Editors comments:
Today (11 december 2017) is Kavi Pradeep’s remembrance day. So this song serves as a tribute to him.

Secondly, this song is the 600th song of Shamshad Begam in the blog. She becomes the 18th artist and seventh singer to reach this mark in the blog.


Song-Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main (Girls School)(1949) Singers-C Ramchandra, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

o o o o
danke ki chot par kehtaa hoon main
sunte jaao ji laalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa

oy laalala
o o
badi badi deengen jo haank rahe thhe
unke honthon pe lag gayaa taalaa

oy kal tak diwaali manaate thhe jo
dekho nikalaa hai unkaa deewaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

chhip chhip ke chhuriyaan chalaane waalon
kab tak manaaoge khair

ho o o
chhip chhip ke chhuriyaan chalaane waalon
kab tak manaaoge khair
ishwar ki duniyaa mein der hai bhaiyaa
lekin nahin andher
ishwar ki duniyaa mein der hai bhaiyaa
lekin nahin andher
doosron ke liye mat khodo kunwaa
kisi kaa bhi is’se bhalaa naa huaa

are ham sab ke upar jo maalik khadaa hai
wo hai hazaar haathwaalaa
aeji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

jeet naa sakegaa koi ab hamse baazi
jeet naa sakegaa koi ab hamse baazi
miyaan bibi raazi to kyaa karegaa kaazi

chullu bhar paani mein doob maro bhaiyaa
kehtaa hai ye gaadiwaalaa
chhote chhote baadalon
tum kyaa chhupaaoge
chandaa kaa ujiyaalaa
arre chhote chhote baadalon
tum kyaa chhupaaoge
chandaa kaa ujiyaalaa
aeji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala


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Comets regularly come visiting and humans have been noticing them for the last 2000 years since 240 BC. The fact that it was the same comet that appeared again and again was first discovered by Edmund Halley, making use of his friend Isaac Newton’s law of gravity. Making use of these laws, he postulated that the comets that was seen in 1531 (reported by Petras Apanus), 1607 (reported by Johannes Keplar) and 1682 were one and the same and it was visible from earth after every 76 years. This particular comet was named Halley’s comet in honour of Edmund Halley. This comet has been reported from 240 BC onwaards. It means that the Halley’s comet has visited us 30 times from 240 BC till now.

We in this blog also regularly see an event recurring. we call this event blog century. It occurs after every 100 songs, though the periodicity of this occurence varies. Sometimes it has recurred as fast as in 11 or 12 days and sometimes it has taken 40 days or even more to recur.

Today’s occasion is the 138th such occasion for this blog. This century, which took a leisurely 36 days take us to the figure of 13800 song posts in the blog.

We often tend to combine our blog centuries with some other occurences, for instance, individual centuries of artists. This occasion is no different. The 13800th song post of this blog happens to be the 100th song post in the blog for Pt Govindram as a music director.

Not much is known about Pt Govindram’s personal details, including his dates of birth and passing away. What is known is that he was one of the notable HFM music directors from Punjab during the earlier decades of HFM.

According to my research, Pt Govindram gave music in 32 movies between 1937 and 1955. His debut movie was “Jeewan jyoti”(1937) that had 15 songs, all penned by Wali Sahab. Neither the songs nor the details of singers of these songs are available. So these songs are now lost. Likewise, the songs of his second movie, viz “Khooni Jaadoogar”(1939) too are not available.

Pt Govindram began to taste success in 1940s beginning with “Himmat”(1941). The most well known song from this movie was Inhin logon ne le leenha dupatta mera. This song, which is a traditional song dating from the era before taklies has since been copied a few times, and most notably in “Paakeeza”, viz. Inhi logon ne le leenha dupatta mera (Paakeeza). In fact Pt Govindram himself reused this song again in “Aabroo”(1943) as Inhin logon ne le leenha dupatta mera.

Pt Govindram composed just over 300 songs in 32 Hindi movies. Details of quite a few of his compositions are unavailable/incomplete/incorrect. After braving through the lists of all these movies and songs, I find that Pt Govindram worked with about 30 lyricists and more than 44 singers.

He was associated with Ishwar Chand Kapoor for the most number of songs, viz more than 58 songs. Rammurty Chaturvedi comes second with 20 plus songs and Wali Sahad comes next with 15 songs. Bharat Vyas, Qamar Jalalabadi, Ramesh Gupta, Aziz Kashmiri, Prem Dhawan, D N Madhok and Hasrat Lucknowi are the other lyricists who worked with Pt Govindram in more than 10 songs each.

When it comes to playback singers, Pt Govindram used Shamshad Begam in as many as 84 songs, may be more. Lata comes a distant second with 22 songs, Zohrabai Ambalewaali sang 21 songs and Rafi sang 20 songs with Pt Govindram.

Here is the breakup of Pt Govindram’s career as a music director in Hindi movies.

S N Movie Year songs in the blog Songs in the movie Remarks
1 Jeewan Jyoti 1939 0 15
2 Khooni Jaadoogar 1939 0 7
3 Himmat 1941 1 10
4 Aabroo 1943 11 11
5 Pagli 1943 3 10
6 Sahaara 1943 1 11
7 Salma 1943 0 8
8 Chaalis Karod 1945 1 9 Same songs were later reused in “Sudhaar”
9 Hamaara Sansaar 1945 3 8
10 Laila Majnu 1945 2 11
11 Naseeb 1945 3 9
12 Parinde 1945 3 8
13 Ratnawali 1945 4 8
14 Rupa 1946 2 8
15 Sassi Punnu 1946 1 10
16 Do Dil 1947 11 11
17 Doosri Shaadi 1947 6 11
18 Ghar Ki Izzat 1948 8 11
19 Rangeen Zamaana 1948 2 9
20 Bholi 1949 2 10
21 Dil Ki Duniya 1949 4 10
22 Maa Ka Pyaar 1949 3 10
23 Nisbat 1949 4 8
24 Sudhaar 1949 0 9 Same sons as in “Chaalis Karod”
25 Chor 1950 4 10
26 Raaj Mukut 1950 3 11
27 Shaadi Ki Raat 1950 1 12
28 Sarkaar 1951 2 9
29 Jalpari 1952 5 9
30 Jeewan Nauka 1952 2 13
31 Raj Mahal 1953 1 7
32 Naqaab 1955 6 11
Total 99 314 305 if “Sudhaar” and “Chaalis Karod” songs are counted once

For Pt Govindram’s 100th song in the blog, I have chosen a song from “Dil Ki Duniya”(1949). This movie was directed by Mazhar Khan for Noble Art Production, Bombay. The movie had Munnawwar Sultana, Mazhar Khan, Geeta Bali, Shrimati Suman, Jaswant, Madan Puri, Suraiyya Chaudhary, Aghajaan, Rajpal, Raj Adeeb, Robi, Abu Bakar etc in it.

HFGK mentions this song as sung by Mohantara Talpade. Zia Sarhadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

I have seen a YT upload where this song is attributed to Rajkumari. I have listened to a few songs of Mohantara Talpade and I have some doubts whether it is her voice. At the same time, this voice cannot be called Rajkumari’s voice either as far as I am concerned. I request our knowledgeable readers to offer their remarks. I have gone with HFGK and I have credited Mohantara Talpade with this song.

There is no doubt about the identity of the music director though. Pt Govindram is the music director of this song and with this song, Pt Govindram joins the list of artists who have 100 songs or more in the blog. He becomes the 84th artist and 35th music director to achieve this feat in the blog. This century is especially satisfying because he is one artist who operated mostly in the earlier decades of HFM prior to the golden era. In fact, I was not aware of his name when I began this blog.

With this song, the blog touches the 13800th mark. We are now just 200 songs shy of the 14k mark. We should be reaching that figure sometime in January 2018. By that time the blog visitors count will also be touching 10 millions mark.

As usual, I take this opportunity to thank all our regulars, contributors, visitors and well wishers for their continous support and encouragements which has served as high quality ful for this musical bandwagon that is going on and on for the last nine years and more for 3432 days.

One can be rest assured that we will take fresh guard the next morning and we will then begin our march for the next century. We have many more centuries left in us, and they will keep coming again and again, much like Halley’s comet, that is for sure.

For now, let us enjoy this forgotten gem of a song as the 13800th post of this blog.


Song-Dil ka sahaara toda hai jisne (Dil Ki Duniya)(1949) Singer-Mohantara Talpade, Lyrics-Zia Sarhadi, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

dil ka sahaara toda hai jisne
dil ka sahaara toda hai jisne
dil ko hai phir bhi usi ka sahaara
dil ko hai phir bhi usi ka sahaara
dil ka sahaara toda hai jisne
dil ka sahaara

tujh ko mubaarak mohabbat kisi ki
tujh ko mubaarak mohabbat kisi ki
kabhi dekh le aa ke haalat bhi meri
kabhi dekh le aa ke haalat bhi meri
ke din zindagi ka judaai mein teri
din zindagi ka judaai mein teri
mar mar ke kaata haaye
mar mar ke kaata haaye
ro ro guzaara
dil ka sahaara
toda hai jisne dil ka sahaara

jhoothhi tasalli
jhoothhi tasalli
de ke chala jaa
jhoothi tasalli
de ke chala jaa
bujhta diya dil ka
aa ke jala ja
aa aa aa
aa ke jala ja
bhoole se itna kabhi aa ke kah de
bhoole se itna kabhi aa ke kah de
ham hain tumhaare
ham hain tumhaare
tu hai hamaara
dil ka sahaara
toda hai jisne
dil ko hai phir bhi usi ka sahaara
dil ko hai phir bhi usi ka sahaara
dil ka sahaara
toda hai jisne
dil ka sahaara


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