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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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This article is the 16900th post in the blog on its 5000th day.

Blog Day :

5000 Post No. : 16900

Today (27 March 2022) is one of those days that arrives regularly in the blog. It is the century post day. Moreover, it is an even more special day for the blog. Today is the 5000th day of the blog !

The fact that today is the 5000th day of the blog was known for quite some time. The idea that this day should coincide with the century post germinated a few days ago, even though it meant that we needed to go at a slower rate than even the already slow rate for the blog.

Sudhir Jee, who floated this idea was under the impression till the last moment that today we were on to 17000th post. It was only at the last moment that he realised that we were onto just the 16900th post. 🙂

Sudhir Jee had identified a special post for the occasion of 17000th post and so that song had to be held back.

We did not have any backup song for the occasion.

Most of our century posts get posted on week days when the blog gets more visits. Today is perhaps the first time in many years when the century post was getting covered on a Sunday. The previous such occasion that I can think of was 20 July 2014, which was a Sunday too and that was the day when the 10000th post was covered on the blog. That day which saw 8 articles being posted was a memorable day for the blog, as the regulars of the blog remember even to this day.

Today is Sunday. A few years ago, I had discovered a rare and remarkable old song of 1940s that celebrated Sunday. I vaguely remembered that I had noted it down and I had even downloaded that song. That song would have been a perfect century song for today. But I could not locate that song, despite searching hard in my portable hard disks and elsewhere. It could well have been hiding in some laptop that I am no longer using.

I informed Sudhir Jee about this song and he too searched for it. But that song could not be located.

During my searches, I came across some other rare songs and I considered using one of them, in case our “Sunday” song could not be located. So here is that song.

This song, quite an interesting and rare song, is from ‘Phulwaari’ (1946).

‘Phulwaari’ (1946) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. The movie had Motilal, Khursheed, Madhubala, Ramayan Tiwari etc in it. This obscure movie had 9 obscure songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

This song, third from the movie and 16900th song in the blog is a children’s song. It is sung by Baby Anu and chorus. Pt Indra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

The song is a take on Chanda Mama from her point of view. It is quite a fun song, quite an interesting song indeed. The song , like its movie ended up becoming obscure.

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

I have no idea who this singer Baby Anu was. She may have been a small child while recording this song, but today she would be in her 70s. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on her. She makes her debut as a playback singer in the blog.

16900 songs on the 5000th day for the blog ! It has been quite a marathon run for this musical blog where songs have been covered at a rate of 3.4 songs everyday. These figures demonstrate the fact that if one can be consistent and disciplined that it is possible to achieve such high figures, even if our daily rate of posts may be seemingly low.

The blog now has 16900 songs from nearly 4600 movies, and around 1300 of these movies have already been Yippeee’d. These figures may not appear too daunting to the uninitiated, but these figures are big figures. We realize their size only when we try to list them or try to go through the list, or try to take a print out.

The next century mark is the big mark of 17000th song. Who thought, 14 years ago during 2008, that this blog would still be around in 2022 and people here would talk of 17000 songs in it. We are here and that target is just 100 songs away from us.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. And as always, let us hope that this musical bandwagon keeps rolling on and on and we keep discovering many musical gems in our journey.


Song-Chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re (Phulwaari)(1946) Singer-Baby Anu, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Chorus

Lyrics

chaand mama ne
chaand mama ne ho
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chori chori
ho chori chori
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chori chori akele hi khaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama rakhiya bandhaane ko aaya
ho o o o
ho o o o
chaand mama rakhiya bandhaane ko aaya
jholi mein kitne khilaune wo laaya
jholi mein
jholi mein kitne khilaune wo laaya
munni munne ke man bhaaya re
munni munne ke man bhaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama chaand mama
baaghon mein aana
chaand mama chaand mama
baaghon mein aana
munni ko kirnon ka jhoola jhulaana
munni ko
munni ko kirnon ka jhoola jhulaana
jhoolan ka mausam aaya re
jhoolan ka mausam aaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama chaand mama
school jaana
chaand mama chaand mama
school jaana
master jee se chhutti dilaana
chhutti dilaana
master jee se chhutti dilaana
mera janm din aaya re
mera janm din aaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chori chori
ho chori chori
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chaand mama ne


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Blog Day :

4977 Post No. : 16853

“Umrao Jaan” (1981) was produced and directed by Muzaffar Ali for Integrated Films, Bombay. The movie had Rekha, Farooq Sheikh, Naseruddin Shah, Raj Babbar, Shaukat Kaifi, Bharat Bhushan, Satish Shah, Prema Narayan, Dina Pathak, Leela Mishra, Akbar Rashid, Gajanan Jagirdar, Khan Ghizlai, Rita Rani Kaul etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Eight of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs that are covered so far:-

Blog Post number Song Date of post Singer(s)
610 In aankhon ki masti 24 January 2009 Asha Bhonsle
3105 Dil cheez kyaa hai aap meri jaan leejiye 10 October 2010 Asha Bhonsle
5460 Ye kya jagah hai doston 15 February 2012 Asha Bhonsle
5556 Zindagi jab bhi teri bazm mein lati hai hamen 1 March 2012 Talat Aziz
6578 Justju jiski thhi usko to na paaya hamne 4 September 2012 Asha Bhonsle
9432 Pratham dhar dhyaan 10 February 2014 Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Shahida Khan, Runa Prasad
15463 Jhoola kinne daala re 1 March 2020 Shahida Khan (in record version), Ustaad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (in movie version)
16829 Jab bhi milti hai mujhe ajnabi lagti kyun hai 15 February 202 Asha Bhonsle

Here is the ninth and final song from “Umrao Jaan”(1981). The song is sung by Jagjit Kaur and chorus. The lyrics are traditional, and it is popularly believed that they were written by Amir Khusro. Music is composed by Khayyam.

The song is picturised on Umme Farwa, Seema Sathyu and others.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Umrao Jaan” (1981) are covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.
With this song, Khayyam now has 200 of his music compositions in the blog.
audio link: (full song )


video link: (partial)

Song-Kaahe ko byaahe bides (Umrao Jaan)(1981) Singer-Jagjit Kaur, Lyrics-Amir Khusro, MD-Khayyam
Chorus

Lyrics

kaahey ko byaahey bides
arrey lakhiyaa baabul mohey ae
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides
arrey lakhiyaa baabul morey ae
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides

hum to baabul torey beley ki kaliyaan..aan
hum to babul torey beley ki kaliyaan
arrey ghar ghar maangey hain ??
arrey aey ae lakhiyaan babul mohey
kaahey ko byaahey bides
arrey lakkhiyaa babul morey ae
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides

hum to baabul torey
pinjrey ki chidiyaan….aan
hum to baabul torey
pinjrey ki chidiyaan

arrey kuhuk kuhuk rahee jaaye
arrey aey ae lakhiyaa babul morey aey ae
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides
arrey lakhiyaa baabul morey aey ae
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides

mehlaa taley se ae
dolaa jo niklaa..aaa
mehlaa taley se ae
dolaa jo niklaa..aaa

arrey beeran ne khaayee pachchaad
arrey aey ae lakkhiyaa babul mohey ae
kaahey ko byaahey bides
arrey lakhiyaan babul morey
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides

bhaiyyaa ko diyo baabul
mehlaa do mehlaa…aaa
bhaiyya ko diyo babul
mehlaa do mehlaa

arrey hamko deeyo pardes
arrey aey ae lakhiyaan baabul morey
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides
arrey lakhiyaa baabul morey ae
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides
arrey lakhiyaa baabul morey ae
kaahey ko byaahey ae bides


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

This article is her 500th post in the blog.

Blog Day :

4969 Post No. : 16841

Hullo Atuldom

“Chaandni” (1989) from the Yashraj Films stable was produced and directed by Yash Chopra. It starred Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Anupam Kher, Sushma Seth, Mita Vashisht, Anant Mahadevan, Manohar Singh, and Waheeda Rehman and Achala Sachdev in guest appearances. It was the story of Chandni Mathur a young effervescent young lady unsure of her emotions for two gentle men.

This was Yash Chopra’s return to his formula of love stories with good music, locales, and heavy dose of emotions and sentiments. It was very successful and also confirmed Sridevi’s position as a super actress.

It had songs written by Anand Bakshi and set to music by Shiv-Hari. Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar, Jolly Mukherjee, Nitin Mukesh, Vinod Rathod, Anupama Deshpande (the humming in the song ‘lagi aaj saawan ki phir woh jhadi hain’), Asha Bhonsle, Babla etc. were the playback singers There is even a Kishore Kumar song in the movie which had 9 songs and the blog has 7 of these.

The above is what I had written on this date, last year, in the post remembering Sridevi. I must apologize for making a wrong statement in there- “Sorry there is no Kishore Kumar song in this film. The song which I thought was by Kishoreda was actually ‘bani tu meri mehbooba’ and it was in Vinod Rathod’s voice”.

Of the nine songs in the movie the following eight are already on the blog :-

Song Date of post
Lagi aaj saawan ki phir wo jhadi hai 21 March 2009
Tere mere honthon pe meethhe meethhe geet mitwa 22 March 2009
Mere haathhon mein nau nau choodiyaan hain 12 May 2009
Parbat se kaali ghata takraayee 13 September 2012
Main sasuraal nahin jaaungi 13 January 2013
Tu mujhe suna main tujhe sunaaun apni prem kahaani 11 May 2016
Bani tu meri mehbooba 21 March 2019
Chaandni o meri chaandni 24 February 2021

I am not very happy with the month of February, it has been a sad month for the entertainment industry. We have lost entertainers, gems, legends who were part of our growing up years. First it was our darling Lata Mangeshkar, that news was followed by the news of another legend’s passing- Sandhya Mukherjee from Kolkatta. The newsprint on that news had not yet dried and we got news of Bappi Lahiri’s passing. I was just wondering what is happening and yesterday evening saw the news of another entertainer’s passing- K.P.A.C Lalitha. She was an all-rounder from Malayalam films, had appeared in one or two Tamil films too and was active for five decades- from 1969. I may have seen her work only post 1988 and that had prompted me to see any movie that she is present in. She was active till a month ago and has left many incomplete films behind her. She would have turned 75 in a weeks’ time.

Yesterday, SLBC played chupke-se-mile-pyaase-pyaase in its program ‘ek hi film se’ and I recalled how I first got to know of this wonderful blog of Atulji which I like to call ‘Blog of ours’. I remembered that it is a month short of 13 years of my association with “Atulsongaday” which I like to call Atuldom. I had written the following in my 400th/sup> post and it still holds true for me:-

Before we get on to the song I must thank Atulji for allowing us as contributors on his blog and posting my mail to him giving details of the song as my first post ever as lyrics- contributor. That prompted me to send a few more lyrics as farmaishes and then the writing bug bit me and the number of days between my posts have been steadily reducing.

I know my contributions are not masterpieces but my own thoughts and feelings. How I wish I had the patience of Sadanandji to write well-researched posts. Or the knowledge of Arunkumarji whom I call Guruji or even the resources (read HFGK) of people like Sudhirji, Avinashji etc. I must also mention the love of Nahmji’s love for poetry and poets and her posts have been enlightening.

With today’s song we have all songs of “Chaandni” on our blog. So, let us YYIIPPEEEE to it.

Missing the effervescent Sridevi.


Song-Aa meri jaan main tujhmein apni jaan rakh doon (Chaandni)(1989) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi MD-Shiv Hari

Lyrics

tere dil mein main apne armaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon
tere dil mein main apne armaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon

aankhen hain teri kyun khaali khaali
baatein kahaan gayin woh pyaarwaali
aankhen hain teri kyun khaali khaali
baatein kahaan gayin woh pyaarwaali
tere honthon pe apni muskaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon

aansoo tere nikle dil mera roye
chot lage tujhko toh dard mujhe hoye
aansoo tere nikle dil mera roye
chot lage tujhko toh dard mujhe hoye
tere zakhmon pe apni zubaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon

sainyyan ye bainyyaan zara thhaam le tu
munh se kisi cheez ka naam le tu
sainyyaan ye bainyyaan zara thhaam le tu
munh se kisi cheez ka naam le tu
tere kadmon mein saara jahaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon
aa meri jaan
main tujh mein apni jaan rakh doon


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Blog Day :

4947 Post No. : 16806

Like how Indians achieved freedom on 15 August 1947, most kids like me achieved their freedom when they started going to college. I achieved my freedom in may/ june 1978, when I passed my matriculation examination and got admitted to college. When I was in school, the only landmark I passed while commuting between home and school was the railway station. But now I came across almost all the movie halls of Ranchi as I commuted between home and college (St Xavier’s College, Ranchi). Being a college going person, I was considered grown up. In reality I was not even 16 at that time and I was not able to handle this new found freedom with responsibility.

So I began to watch movies with a vengeance when I should have been attending practical classes, that took place in the second half coinciding with the matinee show of movies.

It is not that I only watched matinee shows. There were occasions when I would be alone at home. Then I would watch evening and even night shows. Returning back on foot at midnight after the night show was no big deal for me. Law and order was that good in Ranchi those days. I am not aware how things are there today.

‘Jaani Dushman’ (1979) was much in news even before its release. It was supposed to be a mega movie, challenging all the mega movies that had come before, like say ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Sholay’ (1975) etc. But there was a catch. The censor board felt that the movie was a ‘horror’ movie and watching it would be a dreadful exercise for weak hearts. So Censors, after lots of delays and objections, finally allowed the movie to get released with an A certificate.

I watched this movie in night show. The fact that it was a horror movie, and an A cerificate movie, and thirdly I myself was not an adult till that time did not deter me. Macho people in Bihar (Ranchi was still Bihar those days) did not care for such minor details. 🙂

When I watched the movie, I wondered what was the fuss about this being a ‘horror’ movie. There was no horror whatsoever as far as I was concerned. There was one scene where the ghost is supposedly seen rotating his head while this body is stationary. I could clearly detect that the body was actually built of cardboard, and the ghost (played by Sanjeev Kumar) stood inside the cardboard body and moved his body. Only the most naive people would fail to see this cheap ruse. Instead of feeling any horror, I felt pity at the makers of the movie as well as at the censors.

Even the movie was no great shakes. Indian movie makers have created a false narrative about ichchaadhaari naagin and they keep making movies on this theme. And the gullible movie watchers keep falling for this false narrative.

I was not much impressed with this movie. It was well past midnight when the night show ended and I returned back home on foot, walking some two kms. Most of the walk was along the road running parallel to the rail track going towards Ranchi Railway station.

This movie, which was a damp squib as far as I was concerned, was produced and directed by Raj Kumar Kohli for Shankar Movies, Bombay. The huge star cast of the movie included Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Neeta Mehta, Shobhini Singh, Roopesh Kumar, Madan Puri, Shakti, Anwar Hussain, Amrish Puri, Murad, Sulochana, Jayshree T., Indrani Mukherji, Aarti, Sheetal, Raza Murad, Jagdeep, Paintal Mac Mohan, Ram Soni, Maruti etc. Then there were special appearances by Vinod Mehra, Vikram, Prem Nath, Rekha, Neetu Singh, Bindiya Goswami, Sarika. Yogita Bali and Aruna Irani were in guest appearances. Then there was “above all- special apperance”- by Jeetendra.

Was I impressed by this star cast ? Not a chance. Where were the biggest names of the industry ? No Amitabh Bachchan, No Dharmendra, No Vinod Khanna. No Hema Malini, No Zeenat Aman, No Parveen Babi. I was suitably underwhelmed with the cast of the movie.

The songs of the movie were popular. The Rafi doli song soon became an iconic song, at par with his earlier doli song “Baabul ki Duaayen leti Jaa“. Apart from that I found most other songs s as just so so stuff.

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

Blog post number Song Date of post Singer (s)
459 Tere haathon mein pahna ke choodiyaan 28 December 2008 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
11607 O meri jaan bol meri jaan 28 November 2015 Kishore KUmar, Anuradha Paudwal
14521 Mausam na koi bahaar jaisa 24 July 2018 Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle
15147 Chalo re doli uthhaao kahaar piya milan ki rut aayi 31 July 2019 Rafi
16751 Saare rishtey naate tod ke aa gayi 7 January 2022 Lata

Only one song from the movie is left to be covered. Here is that song.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shatrughan Sinha utters a few words and that is enough for him to get credited as a singer in this song. Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The song is picturised on Reena Roy and Shatrughan Sinha. The previous song covered earlier this year was also picturised on Reena Roy but there it was sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Reena Roy singing separate songs in the voices of different Mangeshkar sisters in the same movie, this did not appear anything special those days, but with passage of time this must be regarded as something special. There may not be so many cases where the same actor sings in the voices of different siblings.

As mentioned earlier I did not find the songs of the movie (apart from one Rafi solo) any great shakes. But I was in a minority. With time, these songs have retained their popularity. Youngsters, may of them not even born when this movie was released appear quite impressed with the songs of the movie. This song, both its singing and picturisation gets favorable comments from most people watching this song on YouTube. When I think about it, I have to grudgingly admit that the songs of this movie are good songs to listen to.

I did not pay much attention to this song in the past. But now that I paid attention, I realise that it is nicely sung song by Asha Bhonsle. With this song, Asha Bhonsle silently and unnoticeably completes 2900 songs in the blog.

So, with this song, “Jaani Dushman”(1979) gets YIPPEED in the blog whereas Asha Bhonsle completes a barely believable 2900 songs in the blog.

Here is the song. Enjoy !


Song-Aisi waisi na samajh sajna(Jaani Dushman)(1979) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Shatrughan Sinha, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

aisi waisi na samajh sajna
aisi waisi na samajh sajna
jaan de doongi ya jaan le loongi
aisi waisi na samajh sajna
aisi waisi na samajh sajna
jaan de doongi ya jaan le loongi
aisi waisi na samajh sajna

itna to mera dil bhi
jaanta zaroor hai
kitni tu mere paas hai
aur kitni tu door hai

kaante ya phool jo bhi chaahe
ismein daal de
kaante ya phool jo bhi chaahe
ismein daal de
maine to zindagi ka daaman bichha diya
maine to zindagi ka daaman bichha diya
daaman bichha diya
abhi na tu samjhe mujhe apna
haan
mujhe apna
haaye mujhe apna aa aa
aisi waisi na samajh sajna
aisi waisi na samajh sajna
jaan de doongi ya jaan le loongi ee
aisi waisi na samajh sajna

jo dekh raha hoon kahin wo
khwaab to nahin
kaanton ke bhes mein chhupa
gulaab to nahin

is kadar tu ab dil ke kareeb hai
is kadar tu ab dil ke kareeb hai
lagta hai mere pyaar ka tu hi
naseeb hai
naseeb hai
maine jo kaha
use yaad
haan yaad
zara yaad rakhna aa aa
aisi waisi na samajh sajna
aisi waisi na samajh sajna
jaan de doongi ya jaan le loongi
aisi waisi na samajh sajna


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

This article is the 16800th post in the blog.

Blog Day :

4942 Post No. : 16800

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy listening.


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Blog Day :

4924 Post No. : 16759

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 06
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This day ten year ago (viz on 10 January 2012) saw five songs from five different movies getting discussed on the blog. Here are the details:-

blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5275 Chaand bhi koi deewaana hai Apna Ghar Apni Kahaani (1968) 4 songs covered out of 6 so far
5276 Tu jo mere sur mein Chitchor (1976) Fourth and final song of the movie. Movie YIPPEED with this song.
5277 Zidd na karo ab to ruko Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979) 4 songs covered so far out of 8
5278 Jaanm jaanam tera mera pyaar naya hai Saawan Ko Aane Do(1979) Movie YIPPEED by now
5279 Sapna dekhen mere khoye khoye naina Anand Mahal (1977) Only this song from the movie has been covered in the blog so far

As we can see, “Apna Ghar Apni Kahaani”(1968)aka “Pyaas”(1968) is one of the movies that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

“Apna Ghar Apni Kahaani”(1968) was Produced by Rajnath Kochhar and directed by Phani Majumdar for Rachna Films, Bombay. The movie had Sudhir, Mumtaz, Madhumati, Shekher, Bina Rai, Bela Bose, Brahm Bhardwaj, David Abraham, Kesto Mukherjee, Keshav Rana, Baby Farida, Shivajibhai, Pradip Das Gupta, Anil etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far.

As blog ten year challenge, here is another song from “Apna Ghar Apni Kahaani”(1968). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Qamar Jalalabadi is th lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Madhumati. Shekhar and Keshav Rana are also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.
With this song, Qamar Jalalabadi completes 400 songs in the blog as a lyricist.


Song-Peena haraam hai na pilaana haraam hai (Apna Ghar Apni Kahaani)(1968) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-N Datta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kisi ki peene ka
yoon intezaam
kar denge aen aen aen
milaa ke ??
?? ko jaam
kar denge
aaan aan aaan aaan aaan aaan

peenaa haraam hai
peenaa haraam hai
na pilaanaa haraam hai
peenaa haraam hai
na pilaanaa haraam hai
peene ke baad hosh mein aanaa haraam hai ae
peenaa haraam hai na pilaanaa haraam hai

nazrein milaanaa jurm agar a a a a
nazrein milaanaa jurm agar hai to ho magar a a
nazrein milaanaa jurm agar hai to ho magar
iss bazm mein
iss bazm mein
nazar na milaanaa haraam hai
peene ke baad hosh mein aanaa haraam hai ae
peenaa haraam hai na pilaanaa haraam hai

insaan ke dil ko pyaar khudaa ne ae ae ae
insaan ke dil ko pyaar khudaa ne ataa kiyaa
insaan ke dil ko pyaar khudaa ne ataa kiyaa
kis ne kahaa
kis ne kahaa ke pyaar jataanaa haraam hai
peene ke baad hosh mein aanaa haraam hai ae
peenaa haraam hai na pilaanaa haraam hai

maanaa ke tum naye ho
o o o o
maanaa ke tum naye ho
mere bazme-e-naaz mein aen
maanaa ke tum
naye ho mere bazm-e-naaz mein
ek baar
ek baar aa gaye ho to jaanaa haraam hai
peene ke baad hosh mein aanaa haraam hai ae
peenaa haraam hai na pilaanaa haraam hai
peene ke baad hosh mein aanaa haraam hai ae ae
peenaa haraam hai na pilaanaa..aaa haraam hai


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

Blog Day :

4902 Post No. : 16707

Today 19th December’2021 is the 102nd birth anniversary’ of actor Om Prakash (19.12.1919 – 21.02.1998) whom we have watched performing in many character roles in the Hindi movies.

When I think of the movies of Om Prakash where I watched and liked his performance, it is a long list. I must say I liked his performances in all the movies where I have watched him.

The oldest memory of Om Prakashfor me is the movie ‘Patang-1960’, then ‘Chowkidar-1974’, ‘Sadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’, ‘Mere Hamdam Mere Dost-1968’, ‘Sajan-1969’ ‘Dus Lakh’ etc. etc. when I was still growing boy.

As a grown-up boy I watched his ‘Laawaris’, ‘Namak Halal’, ‘Rang Birangi’, ‘Naukar Biwi Ka’, ‘Sharabi’, ‘Alag Alag’, ‘Insaniyat Ke Dushman’, and I think ‘Kalyug Aur Ramayan’ was his last movie that I watched.

In between there were many movies from the end-sixties to all seventies like ‘Khandan’, ‘Padosan’, ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Gopi’, ‘Nehle Pe Dehla’, ‘Chupke Chupke’, ‘Roti’, ‘Maa’, ‘Golmaal’ etc etc.

It would be surprising if I say that I have yet to watch ‘Amar Prem’, but I do not remember of watching it.

I may have also missed to note some of his prominent movies in the above list, but then the names I mentioned above are only few for example. I hope to add his list of movies later in future on the blog (may be with a song from his movies).

As I said above, I do not remember any of Om Prakash movies where I do not like his performances (mostly in character roles). He also got to lip sync songs in movies and today on his birth anniversary we are going to enjoy a song from the ‘1973’ movie ‘Archana’ which is performed on screen by Om Prakash.

I had come across this song in November last year when I had shared a song from this movie.

‘Archana-1973’ was directed by for ‘Vikram Pictures’ Bombay. It had Mala Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Snehlata with Jagdeep, Manmohan Krishna, Bobby, Jagridar, V. Gopal, Sulochana, Shabnam, Madhu, Sushila, Shibana and Om Prakash and others.

Jr Mehmood makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Prof. Tamhane, and screenplay was written by Madhusudan Kalelkar. Dialogues for this movie were written by Anand Romani, editing of this movie was done by Govind Dalwadi.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 1st October’1973.

This movie has six songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri, Indeevar and Neeraj.
Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi and Manna Dey give their voices to the songs in movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Here is the list of these six songs as per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). So far only two songs from ‘Archana-1973’ have been posted on the blog.

S.No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 Jaise …. preetam se pyaar badhha jaaye Hasrat Jaipuri
02 Jab ham hain tere saath… janamdin tujhko Indeevar 15.11.2020
03 Jiyaa mein laaga more baan preet ka Hasrat Jaipuri Being discussed today
04 Tan mann tere rang rangoongee Neeraj 04.01.2012
05 Jaane kis roop ki jaadubhari parchhaayi ho Hasrat Jaipuri
06 Jo dil mein chubha… ab bas mein kahaan Hasrat Jaipuri/Indeevar

Let us now enjoy today’s song as a tribute to actor Om Prakash who had given us many of his ‘character roles’ to cherish, and songs performed by him remind us of his versatility and effortless performances, in his characteristic style.

In today’s song he is performing in a ‘musical mehfil’ like set up with music artistes around him. There is a ‘Nataraja murti’ in front of him and on the walls of the place he is sitting, there are portraits of famous music artistes around.

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey, and lyrics are by Hasrat Jaipuri.

As mentioned above music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.
Editor’s note:-With this song, Hasrat Jaipuri completes 700 songs in the blog as a lyricist.

Let us enjoy today’s song now …

Video


Audio

Song-Jiya mein laaga more baan preet ka (Archana)(1973) Singer-Manna dey, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka
ghaayal hai armaan preet ka aa
ghaayal hai armaan preet ka
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka aa aa aa
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka aa

bin kaajar thhe nainaa kaaley
ae ae ae ae
bin kaajar thhe nainaa kaaley
bin kaajar
bin kaajar
bin kaajar thhe nainaa kaaley
thhe chitwan ke baan niraale ae
haar na maanen ham dilwaale ae
ham dilwaale ae
ham dilwaale ae
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka
ghaayal hai armaan preet ka aa
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka

tarpat tarpat rain guzaaroon
tarpat
tarpat
rain guzaaroon
rain guzaaroon
tarap
tarap
tarap
tarpat tarpat haan
tarpat tarpat rain guzaaroon
saari rainaa panth nihaaroon
ban ke papeehaa aa
pi ko pukaaroon oon oon oon oon
pi ko pukaaroon
pi ko pukaaroon oon
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka
ghaayal hai armaan preet ka aa
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka

man ki agan se deep jalaaun
oon oon
dha ni
dha ni
dha ni
dha ma gaa aa
ma dha re sa
dha ni dha pa maa ga re sa
saa
saa
maa aa aa aa
man ki agan se deep jalaaun
hardam deepak raag sunaaoon
saari umariyaa aa
gaanaa gaaun
gaanaa gaaun
gaanaa gaaun
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka aa aa
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka
ghaayal hai armaan preet ka aa
ghaayal hai armaan preet ka aa
jiyaa mein laagaa more baan
preet ka

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


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This article is the 16700th article in the blog.

Blog Day :

4898 Post No. : 16700

Publishing the blog century post brings some anxious moments. One has to worry about the song that should be used for the occasion. It also calls for more efforts than usual as far as writeup is concerned.

But once the century post is published, one tends to relax for the next 99 songs. The next century post occasion will not arrive for many months, so I can relax- this is the usual feeling. But sooner or later, even those “many months” are over and yet another blog century occasion presents itself.  🙂

That occasion is upon us. And this post is post number 16700th for the blog.

I have discussed it in the past that I begin to worry about the century post only at the eleventh hour and 59th minute. When the time for worrying arrived, I found that I had no idea what song to discuss. Then I remembered that I sometimes come across rare songs and I note down their details, hoping to use these songs at special occasions. These details are stored away in text files titled “rare songs”, “rare songs latest”, “rarest songs” etc.

I located these files and realised that I had several songs in these files. I checked them up and finalised a song. Just when I sat down to prepare a writeup, I found out that the song had already been used up on a past occasion. So I had to switch over to another song.

The song that I have chosen as the 16700th song for the blog is from “Pagdandi”(1947). This movie was directed by Ramnarayan Dube. The movie had Akhtar, Padma, Gyani, Kalawati, G N Butt, Om Prakash, Shyam Lal, Durga Mota Sudarshan, Raza Meer etc in it.

The movie had ten rare songs in it. HFGK does not contain details of the singers for any songs. Only the record numbers of the songs are available. That is how rare these songs are.

However, the blog has so far covered as many as eight songs from the movie.

This song, the ninth song from “Pagdandi”(1947), like other songs does not give details of the singer. But the uploader mentions the singer as Munawwar Sultana. Lyrics are by D N Madhok. Music is composed by Khursheed Anwar.

The song is a fun song to listen to. It is a “Sainyya bhaye kotwal ab dar kaahe ka” genre of song, which was fairly popular in Hindi movies those days. I remember “Daroga jee”(1949) containing several songs of this genre. In these songs, the lady would tell everyone that her beau had become a big shot government employee and now others better start paying respect and tributes to the lady. Sainyya becoming “kotwal” (read policeman) was preferred the most. Next preference was for sainyya to become patwaari (which is the case here).

In all these songs, others would be warned to behave themselves, else “thhaane mein rapat” may follow.  🙂 In this case, one is threatened with “bhaari jurmaana”.  🙂 Such misuse of powers vested with officials was considered normal those days. 🙂

In small remote places, even today small time policemen and government officials wieid considerable influence over public. If they go to the local market, the shopkeepers treat them as VIPs. Some of them, mainly policemen do not even pay for stuff they take from shops. Kids who watch all this dream of becoming policemen. People who are a bit more aware dream of becoming IAS or IPS, but such people are not found in these remote places.

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

Only one more song from the movie is left to be covered. But that record number of that song “Rukhsat hua jo god ka paala” is not mentioned, which suggests that this song was only there in the movie and its records were not issued. So unless the prints of the movie miraculously become available, this tenth and final song from the movie is not available and has been lost.

With this song, we reach blog post number 16700. This is the 167th blog century for the blog. Now we are just three centuries away from 17000 mark. At the present rate, we should be there in another six months or so.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. The continous support, patronage and encouragemnent that we get from one and all is the fuel that drives this musical bandwagon. I take this opportunity to thank one and all. I take this opportunity to especially thank our regulars whose contributions are enriching the blog and taking it to newer heights. Here is hoping that we keep reaching many more landmarks in the times to come.


Song-Balma patwaari ho gaye (Pagdandi)(1947) Singer-Munawwar Sultana, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Khursheed Anwar

Lyrics

balma patwaaree ho gaye
naukar sarkaaree ho gaye
balma
balma patwaaree ho gaye
naukar sarkaaree ho gaye

arre o dagar chalne waale
are o
are o dagar chalne waale
meree matkee dhulkee jaaye
uthha le
meree matkee dhulkee jaaye
uthha le
mat ghoor ghoor ke dekho hamen
jis jis ne yoon dekha hamko
jurmaane bhaaree ho gaye
mat ghoor ghoor ke dekho hamen
jis jis ne yoon dekha hamko
jurmaane bhaaree ho gaye
balma
balma patwaaree ho gaye
naukar sarkaaree ho gaye

arre o gaanv waalon aawo
arre o
arre o gaanv waalon aawo
khud jahaan dekh lo ghus ghus jaao
khud jahaan dekh lo ghus ghus jaao
patwaaree sabka afsar hai
yeh bade saab kaa kehna hai
aardar bhee jaaree ho gaye
patwaaree sabka afsar hai
yeh bade saab kaa kehna hai
aardar bhee jaaree ho gaye
balma
balma patwaaree ho gaye
naukar sarkaaree ho gaye

arre o dagar chalne waale
arre o
arre o dagar chalne waale
meree matkee dhulkee jaaye
uthha le
meree matkee dhulkee jaaye
uthha le
mat ghoor ghoor ke dekho hamen
jis jis ne yoon dekha hamko
jurmaane bhaaree ho gaye
mat ghoor ghoor ke dekho hamen
jis jis ne yoon dekha hamko
jurmaane bhaaree ho gaye
balma
balma patwaaree ho gaye
naukar sarkaaree ho gaye


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

This article is his 700th post in the blog.

Blog Day :

4851 Post No. : 16641

O P Nayyar was an odd man out in Hindi film industry as a music director. He did not have the formal or informal training in the music. He did not undergo ‘apprenticeship’ under any music directors. He did not work with Lata Mangeshkar during his entire career as a music director. The top three star-actors of 1950s and 60s – Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor avoided him as a music director after working with him for one or two films. He did not work with Raj Khosla after his spate with him in ‘Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena’ (1962). His egoistic, stubborn, ‘calling spade a spade’ type of nature and some shades of eccentricities should have made him persona non grata in the Hindi film industry. Despite all these odds, he attained the status of one of the top music directors of Hindi films during 1950s and 1960s.

I always felt that O P Nayyar was the ‘Eklavya’ of Hindi film music – a self-trained music director who got inspirations from more than one Dronachaya of music directors – R C Boral, Pankaj Mullick, Ghulam Haider and Anil Biswas. As a teenager, O P Nayyar was fascinated by the films of New Theatres which he watched in Lahore. He was mesmerised by the songs of K L Saigal and Pankaj Mullick which guided him to pursue the singing career. He was a regular singer of bhajans and ghazals on AIR, Lahore in the 1940s until the partition. Two of his Kabir dohas which he used to recite on AIR. Lahore were recorded and released on HMV disc in 1943. He composed his first recorded song – a non-film, ‘preetam aan milo’ in the voice of C H Atma in 1945 which became very popular.

After shifting to Mumbai following the partition, O P Nayyar’s first three films – ‘Aasmaan’ (1952), ‘Cham Chama Cham’ (1952) and ‘Baaz’ (1953) turned out to be the flop films. It was only after a huge box office success of ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) that O P Nayyar established himself as music director and remained one of the top music directors of Hindi films until about end-1960s.

O P Nayyar achieved his musical career progression despite the handicap of his stubbornness and other traits. The same handicap also resulted in his downfall. In 1966, he had a spate with Mohammed Rafi during one of the songs recording of ‘Saawan Ki Ghata’ (1966) after which he did not work with Rafi for a long time. In 1974, Asha Bhosle, his muse of over 15 years, decided to part with him in what appears to be the clash of egos. By this time, Asha Bhosle had also become a force to reckon with in Hindi film music.

O P Nayyar’s musical journey virtually ended by mid-1970 though he did a few sporadic films until 1995. He spent rest of his life in isolation away from film industry and his family until his death in January 2007.

The question that may come to the minds of many Hindi film music enthusiasts as to how O P Nayyar could churn out many beautifully crafted songs based on Hindustani classical raags. In this context, it is worth mentioning the observations of Ustad Ameer Khan when he heard all the 11 songs of ‘Phaagun’ (1958). When O P Nayyar met Ustad Ameer Khan in some context, the latter asked him as to why he had composed all the 11 songs in Raag Pilu. O P Nayyar had no answers except to tell him it was just a coincidence that his compositions matched with Raag Pilu. Incidentally, Ustad Ameer Khan rendered for O P Nayyar, a bandish, jogiya mere ghar aaye in raag Lalit in ‘Raagini’ (1958). In the later years, Ustad Ameer Khan pointed out to him that in akeli hoon main piya aaa from ‘Sambandh’ (1969), he has used about 16 different raagas. Probably, music composition was God’s gift to O P Nayyar.

O P Nayyar has composed many raag-based songs, some of which are semi-classical compositions in the films like ‘Aasmaan’ (1952), ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Raagini’ (1958), ‘Phaagun’ (1959), ‘Kalpana’ (1960), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963) etc. Almost all of his semi-classical songs have been covered on the Blog. But there is one semi-classical song which did not get as much attention from the Hindi film music lovers as it deserved. The song is from an obscure film ‘Qaidi’ (1957) which is yet to be covered on the Blog.

‘Qaidi (1957) was produced by F C Mehra under his banner, Eagle Films and was directed by Mohammed Hussain. The star cast included Padmini, Suresh, Anwar Hussain, Helen, Agha, Ragini, Leela, Johny Walker, M Kumar, Kamal Mehra, Rajan Kapoor etc. It was a ‘B’ grade action-oriented film. The film was released in January 1957.

The film had 8 songs of which 6 songs have been covered on the Blog. All the songs were written by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar which were set to music by O P Nayyar. I am presenting the 7th song, ‘bedardi preet nahi jaani’ which is a semi-classical song rendered by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. The video clip of the song is not available on any of the video sharing platforms. There is one audio clip which is available with an average sound quality. I have, therefore, made a new video clip from a mp3 clip of the song with me in a better sound quality and have uploaded the same.

From the lyrics as well as taraanas, the song appears to be picturised on two dancers. From the star cast, there are 4 dancers in the film – Padmini, Ragini, Helen and Leela. From the available video clips of the songs, it is observed that Asha Bhosle has sung both for Padmini and Helen in the film. In addition, Shamshad Begum has also sung for Padmini. If the song is used for the dance competition, it is quite likely that the dancers could be Padmini and Ragini as both are trained Bharatnatyam dancers and in the film, Ragini plays the role of Padmini’s friend.

I am not able to tell on which Raag the song has been composed. However, the tune closely resembles that of ae ri jaane na doongi from ‘Chitralekha’ (1964) which, according to Swarganga, is based on Raag Kamod.

Note: In this article, I have taken some inputs from an interview of O P Nayyar which appeared on http://www.cinemasangeet.com. and also from an article on O P Nayyar which was published in millenniumpost.

Audio Clip:

Song-Bedardi preet nahin jaani (Qaidi)(1957) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-O P Nayyar
Both

Lyrics

tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee

bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo….loon
naahi boloo..n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee

jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore
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jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore

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jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore

ghoonghat ke pat main nahin kholoon
ghoonghat ke pat main nahin kholoon
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo…loon
naahi boloo…n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee

main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun
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main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun/font>
aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaa
main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun

kaahe sainyyaan main teri ho loon
kaahe sainyyaan main teri ho loon
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee

main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo….loon
naahin boloo…n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee


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