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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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Today, we are celebrating the 3400th day that this blog has been operating. And this song marks the 100th song of Shewan Rizvi as a lyricist

We in this blog tend to celebrate centuries. Initially, it was centuries of songs in the blog that used to get cellebrated after every 100 posts. With time, we had new concepts like “some stats” page and contributions by regulars. Soon, these things made us realise that artists and contributors too could have their centuries, and we began to celebrate their centuries as well.

Later, we had some more complex (and one could say artificial) centuries like say centuries of duets by a pair of singers.

With time, we hit upon the concept of YIPPYing on movies. so now we began to track YIPPEED movies as well and we have so far celebrated a few centuries of YIPPEED movie as well.

Of late, I have begun to keep yearwise track of songs and movies as well, so that helps us in realising when we have a century of movies or songs in a particular year.

Today, we celebrate another “new” kind of a century for the blog. Today ( 8 november 2017),the blog completes 3400 days of its existence. It has completed 33 centuries in the past but those had gone unnoticed. It is the first time we have noticed it and we are celebrating this century.

Sudhir Jee has already posted a writeup on this occasion where he discussed some amazing coincidences that were inadvertent and that can only happen if some divine forces are at work. He mentioned that for the first 40 days, the blog was a “one song a day” blog and then it became several songs a day blog from the 41st day, beginning with the suitably worded song “Aapke anurodh pe main ye geet sunaata hoon(Anurodh)“. It was very much similar to how a new mother rests and takes it easy for the first 40 days after a child is born and begans to eert only from the 41st day, Sudhir Jee has pointed out in his post.

This is not the first time such a divine scheme of things has been detected by Sudhir Jee. while discussing the massive honky tonk affair that post number 11111 of this blog (Hamko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen (Amar Akbar Anthony) )was, he had discovered that all the four singers whose voices figured in post number 11111 had figured in blogs post numbers 1, 11, 111 and 1111, singing solo songs in the same sequence in which their voices appeared in the song of post number 11111.

I assure you that such amazing coincidences, indicating that some grand and divine scheme of things are afoot, keep happenning with me even in matters that are outside the purview of this blog.

On the occasion of this special century, I thought of combining this century with one century, viz century of an artist.

Lyricist Shewan Rizvi is the suitable choice as was very close to his maiden century.

Regulars may recall that Shewan Rizvi was the lyricist of the song Hamen to loot liya mil ke husn waalon ne (Al Hilaal) which was posted as the 5000th song of the blog on 13 september 2011. Both Bulo C Rani and Shewan Rizvi were in their 20s when It was decided, with some 100 odd songs to go, that this iconic “Al Hilal” (1957) qawwaali would be the 5000th song for the blog. I wanted to combine this 5000th song for the blog with the century song of Bulo C Rani. So, an uncharacteristically high number of Bulo C Rani compositions were discussed in the blog during those days to enable him to achieve his century mark to coincide with blog’s 5000th post mark.

At that time, I had toyed with the idea that even Shewan Rizvi should be made to reach his century mark simulutaneously, but then gave up the idea as being too ambitious and unrealistic. And so I mentioned it in that writeup that Shewan Rizvi’s time too would come and we would honour him on a suitable occasion. So today, six years and 8711 songs later, Shewan Rizvi reaches his 100th post as a lyricist in the blog on the day of blogs 34th century.

This song , which marks Shewan Rizvi’s century in the blog is from an obscure movie called “Golden Eyes”(1968). The movie, a quintessential C grade movie, was directed by Kamal Sharma for Madan Chitra, Bombay. The movie has Mumtaz, Shailesh Kumar, Helen, K M Vyas, Shabnam, Madhumati, Asit Sen, Ulhas, Rani, Rajan Haksar, Samson, Rajan Kapoor, Rameshkant, Sheikh, Jeewankala, Khursheed, Ravi Kumar, Ram Kumar, Ratan Gaurang, Nazeer Kashmiri, H Prakash, Amrit Rana, Vijaylaxmi,Narbada Shankar, Moosha Chaang, Maqbool, Bhaskar, Ganesh, Basheer, Arvind, abu Bakar, Julien, Saiyyad etc in it.

This movie, described as a spy movie was also known as “Secret Agent 077”. All this is a clear indication that the movie was inspired from some James Bond movie, may be from “Goldfinger”(1964).

While agent 007 on Her Majesty’s service only gets to romance voluptuous ladies, Indian agent 077 gets to sing romantic songs as well. The movie had two Mahendra Kapoor-Asha Bhonsle duets and one Mahendra Kapoor-Usha Balsawar duet, where our secret agent clearly sings romantic songs in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice.

The song under discussion is not one of those songs though. It is an all female duet which is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kamal Barot. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Baldev Nath, who I guess must be the same as Baldev Nath Bali aka B N Bali.

Only the audio of this lilting song is available. It is difficult to guess how and on whom this song is picturised. It could have been picturised on a couple of dancing ladies. The dancers could be any two (or more) out of Helen, Madhumati, Jeewankala, and even Mumtaz herself. The video of thios song and the movie is not available as of now. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

So the 3400th day of the blog sees the celebration beginning by covering two all female duets, both containing the voice of Kamal Barot in them. Both these songs are rare songs that few people may have heard before.

If the earlier song was a YIPPEE song for the blog then this movie “Golden Eyes”(1968) makes its debut in the blog with this song and becomes the 3750th song to get represented in the blog.

If today is the 3400th day for the blog, then this song is the 3400th song of 1960s in the blog ! As I mentioned, these kinds of coincidences keep happening in this blog.

For now, here is this lilting song from “Golden Eyes”(1968) to celebrate (i) the maiden century of Shewan Rizvi as a lyricist in the blog and (ii) to celebrate the 3400th day of the blog.


Song-Ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa (Golden Eyes)(1968) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kamal Barot, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Baldev Nath
Asha Bhosle + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla

wo shokh adaaon waala
wo shokh adaaon waala
dildaar nigaahon waala
jo pyaar ko mere kar ke chala bismillaah
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla

mere peechhe peechhe aake
mere peechhe peechhe aake
mujhe aankhon mein uljha ke
mere dil ko churaaya
kheench ke mera palla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla

ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla


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 13700th post for the blog and 1000th post as a lyricist for Rajinder Krishan

Century posts in this blog are quite frequent. There have been 136 such centuries already as far songs in the blog are concerned. We also have centuries by artists (quite frequent) as well as by contributors (a bit less frequent).

Thousandth post, whether they are for the blog, or the artists or the contributors are quite rare though. There have been only 13 such occasions for the blog. Only five artists and two contributors have completed their set of thousand posts in the blog.

This post today happens to be the 137th century post of songs. It also happens to be the 1000th song of Rajinder Krishan as a lyricist in the blog. He becomes the sixth artist (after Lata, Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Majrooh Sultanpuri), and second lyricist (after Majrooh Sb) to notch up his 1000th song in the blog. Regulars may recall that the previous century milestone had doubled up as the thousandth post for Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Though Rajinder Krishan is somehow not as well known as many other of his contemporary lyricists, his contributions in enriching HFM is top notch, in quality as well as quantity. He was not just a lyricist, but also a screenplay writer and more. He was a complete package and he was a man who was much sought after for his multifarious talents. He was in fact ahead of the times he lived in.

It is customary for us to discuss the biodata of the artist, and recall some of the well known songs of the artist on such occasions. I have decided to do something additional, which may not have been done in depth before, at least online, and that is to discuss the statistics of songs penned b y Rajinder Krishan.

I have compiled a moviewise list of songs that Rajinder Krishan penned during his nearly five decades long career. He career as a lyricist began in 1947 with ‘Janta’ and ‘Zanjeer’ and his last movie as a lyricist was ‘Pati Parmeshwar’ which came in 1989 after his death. I have been able to count 243 movies for which Rajinder Krishan has penned thr lyrics. In total, he has penned just over 1500 songs in these movies. So, after this song under discussion, we will have just over 500 of his songs left to be discussed. In other words, we have already covered 2/3 rd of the songs that Rajinder Krishan has penned in HFM.

When I analysed the list of music directors that Rajinder Krishan had worked with, I found that he has worked with just under 40 music directors. He worked with Madan Mohan in 36 movies where he wrote 280 songs. 25 of these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog. He collaborated eith C Ramchandra in 32 movies and 279 songs. I find that “only” 9 of these movies are YIPPEED in the blog. So lots of C Ramchandra movies where he collaborated with Rajinder Krishan are yet to be YIPPEED in the blog.

One can see that more than one third of Rajinder Krishan songs were with just two music directors. Rajinder Krishan also collaborated in more that 100 songs each with Ravi (135 songs in 20 movies), Kalyanji Anandji (118 songs in 23 movies), Hemant Kumar (111 songs in 13 movies) and Chitragupta (102 songs in 13 movies).

So we see that he has penned two thirds of his output, viz. 1026 songs in 137 movies with just six music directors.

Then there are seven music directors who collaborated with Rajinder Krishan for songs whose number range between 20 to 99. Rajinder Krishan penned 324 songs for these 7 music directors. They were Laxmikant Pyarelal (96 songs in 18 movies), Shankar Jaikishan (62 songs in 16 movies), S D Burman (43 songs in 5 movies), Husnlal Bhagatram (40 songs in 8 movies), R D Burman (32 songs in 5 movies), Shyam Sundar (28 songs in 4 movies) and Roshan (23 songs in 3 movies).

There were eight music directors whose collaboration with Rajinder Krishan yielded between 10 to 20 songs each, and their total adds up to 125 songs from 23 movies. They are Anil Biswas (19 songs from 5 movies), Hansraj Bahl (18 songs from 4 movies), Iqbal Qureshi (18 songs from two movies), Bulo C Rani (17 songs from 3 movies), N Datta (13 songs from 2 movies), Sajjad Hussain (11 songs from two movies) and Usha Khanna (11 songs from 2 movies).

Then there were 15 more music directors whose collaboration with Rajinder Krishan led to less that ten songs each. These songs add up to just over 60 songs. These music directors are Rajesh Roshan, Anand Milind, Krishan Dayal, Dhaniram, Pt Lachchiram, Anu Malik, Sonik Omi, Ghanshyam, K Datta, Jaidev, Gyan Dutt, Pankaj Mullick, Harishchandra Bali, Shiv Hari and S Mohinder.

So overall, Rajinder Krishan penned just over 1500 songs during his career in just under 250 movies. 104 of these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog, so we now only need to look at the remaining 140 odd movies for the remaining 500 odd Rajinder Krishan songs.

Rajinder Krishan was not just a lyricist, though. He was a screenplay writer and story writer as well. Then he was something more that that but Film Industry does have any designation for those activities.

It is like this. South Indian producers made some South Indian movies that were big hits among their target audiences. They planned to enter into the territory of Hindi movie audiences, remaking their hit movies into Hindi. It is obvious that the South Indian movies needed to be modified suitably to cater to the pan Indian tastes of Hindi movie audiences. How to do that ?

They looked for people in Hindi movie industry who would be receptive to their ideas. That is where Rajinder Krishan came in. As someone who was far ahead of the times, Rajinder Krishan was a polyglot and he had taught himself Tamil. So south Indian film makers, especially the makers of AVM found it extremely convenient to deal with him. Rajinder Krishan would watch the Tamil original, make suitable changes in the story line for its Hindi remake, and then write the Hindi screenplay. And then he would write the songs for the Hindi version as well. What more did the South Indian makers need ? They needed disciplined actors and music directors of Hindi movies who could work within tight time frame, unlike what was the norm in Bombay Film Industry. That is how disciplined actors like Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar etc and disciplined music directors like C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Chitragupta and Ravi became the favourites of South Indian movie makers making Hindi remakes of their South Indian movies. And all these movies would have lyrics by Rajinder Krishan most of the time.

As mentioned above, bulk of Rajinder Krishan songs have been penned for the above mentioned music directors. So it can be concluded accurately that Rajinder Krishan and these music directors gave a sizeable part of their output in movies that were remakes of South Indian movies. So it can also be concluded that they in general and Rajinder Krishan in particular contributed a lot in making South Indian remakes of Hindi movies acceptable to Hindi movie audience.

The first South Indian Hindi movie that Rajinder Krishan was associated with was AVM’s ‘Bahaar’ (1951). A remake of blockbuster Tamil movie ‘Vazhkai’ (1949), its Hindi remake was overseen by Rajinder Krishan who wrote the screenplay of ‘Bahaar’ (1951) and penned songs that were suitably tailored for Hindi audience. The songs, composed by SD Burman were huge hits as music lovers are already aware.

The other thing that I find impressive about Rajinder Krishan is that he was comfortable and competent penning songs for each and every genre that Hindi movies could come up with. Just think of the genres and the kinds of songs that Rajinder Krishan could come up with:

Genre Song Remarks
Historical genre Mujhse mat pooch tere ishq mein kya rakkha hai (Anarkali)(1953) One out of six great songs penned by Rajinder Krishan in the movie
Western dance song Shola jo bhadke dil mera dhadke (Albela) Perhaps the first Hindi song of this genre
Light hearted comedy song mere piya gaye rangoon (Patanga) One of the first Hinglish song in Hindi movies
Lullaby song Dheere se aa ja re ankhiyan mein (Albela) One out of many great songs of different genre in the movie
Feeling of heart Chale jaana nahin (Badi Bahan) A quintessential timeless “puraani film ka geet”
playful teasing song chup chup khade ho zaroor koi baat hai (Badi Bahan)
Alphabet song Alif zabar aa (Badi Bahan) Shows the mastery of Rajinder Krishan over Urdu alphabet
Romantic cum proposal song (middle class Indian version) Zaroorat hai zaroorat hai zaroorat hai (Manmauji) Versatility unlimited by the singer, lyricist and MD
Romantic song (Royal version) Kitna haseen hai mausam (Aazaad)(1954) C Ramchnadra mimics Talat Mehmood’s voice perfectly in this song
Leaving home for ever Chal udja re panchhi (Bhaabhi) immortal song still used by people as their parting note while leaving home for ever
Teasing/ teased song Shaam dhale khidki tale (Albela)
Historical movie style expression of love Ye zindagi usi ki hai (Anarkali)(1953)
Zindagi song Zindagi pyaar ki do chaar ghadi hoti hai (Anarkali)(1953)
Been songs Man dole mera tan dole It was “Naagin”(1956) that started the trend of Naagin movies and songs in HFM.
Dance song Radha na bole na bole naa bole re (Aazaad)(1954)
Patriotic song Jahaan daal daal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera (Sikandar e Azam) Must play song during Republic day/ Independence song
Bhajan Mori binti suno bhagwaan
Party song Ae dil mujhe bata de (Bhai Bhai) Immortal party song
Semi classical song Kaun aaya mere man ke dwaare (Dekh Kabeera Roya)(1957)
Ghazal unko ye shiqaayat hai ke (Adaalat), Yoon hasraton ke daag two of many great ghazals penned by Rajinder krishan
Romantic Rang dil ki dhadkan bhi laati to hogi (Patang)
Sentimental song Main apne aap se ghabra gaya hoon (Bindiya)(1960)
Deewaali song Mele hain chiraagon ke (Nazrana)
Zulf song Bikhra ke zulfen chaman mein na jaana (Nazrana)
Sentimental Baazi kisi ne paar ki jeete ya haar li (Nazraana)
Western classical song based song Itna na mujh se tu pyaar badha (Chaayaa)(1961) Puts words into a song whose tune is inspired from Mozart’s symphony number 40
Mulaaqat song aaj ki mulaaqaat bas itni
broken heart song Wo dil kahaan se laaonn teri yaad jo bhula de
Melancholic song Is bhari duniya mein koi bhi hamaara na hua
Chaand song Aaj ki raat naya chaand le ke aayi hai, chanda ki chaandni jaa jaa jaa
Cabaret song Aa jaane jaan cabarat song that too sung by Lata
Silken romance Ye mere andhere ujaale na hote
Aankh song main to tum sang nain milaa ke (Manmauji)
Janmashtmi song Govinda aala re (Bluffmaster) Must play song during Janmashtmi
Falling in love yet again Socha thha pyaar ham na karenge (Bluffmaster) Shammi Kapoor lip syncs four voices in this movie, here it is Mukesh at his inimitable best
Title song Ye raaste hain pyaar ke chalna sambhal sambhal ke (Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke)
Chaayaageet song Ye khaamoshiyaan ye tanhaayiyaan (Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke)
Neend song Meri aankhon se ko neend liye jaata hai (Pooja Ke Phool)
Playful Romantic song Ab do dilon ki mushqil aasaan ho gayi (Pooja Ke Phool), Tum akele to kabhi baag mein jaaya na karo (Aao Pyaar Karen)
Romantic Kabhi na kabhi kahin na kahin (Sharaabi)
Ghazal Phir wohi shaam wohi gham wohi tanhaayi hai (Jahaanara), wo chup rahen to mere dil ke daag jalte rahe (Jahaanara)
Saawan song Saawan ke maheene mein (Sharaabi)
Sentimental Teri aankh ke aansoo pi jaaoon aisi meri taqdeer kahan (Jahaanara)
Betrayed in friendship Ae dost mere maine duniya dekhi hai (Sachchai)
Would be parents song Chaand se hoga wo pyaara (Main Bhi Ladki Hoon)
Bhajan Badi der bhayi nandlala (Khaandaan)(1965)
Mera pati mera devta hai song Tumhi mere mandir tumhi devta ho (Khaandaan)(1965) Filmfare award for best singer, lyricist and MD won by this song !
Romantic comedy O meri maina (Pyaar Kiye Jaa) All songs of the movie were great songs
Comedy song Ek chatur naar (Padosan) Self explanatory- one of the greatest comedy duet song ever
Serious melancholic song Kis tarah jeete hain log (Nai Roshni)
Iconic song among iconic songs Mere saamne waali khidki mein (Padosan) The song that irreversibly changed the old order of HFM
Feelings of heart – Bhartiya naari version Mor bole chakor bole (Gauri)
Introduction song koi pyaaar hamen bhi karta hai…Mohabbat ke khuda (Brahmchaari)
Feeling of love Kabhi kabhi aisa bhi to hota hai (Waaris) One out of several amazing songs in the movie
Joie de vivre Lehra ke aaya hai jhonka bahaar ka (Waaris)
Pyaar ho gaya song pyaar to ek din hona thha (Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati)
Bidaai song Doli chadk ke dulhan sasuraal chali (Doli) Immortal bidaai song
Seeking reassurance from saajan Sajna saath nibhaana (Doli)
Dilfenk hero (Shammi Kapoor style) song Kis kis ko pyaar karoon (Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai)
Philosophical song Sukh ke sab saathi dukh mein na koye (Gopi)
Ghor Kaliyug hai song Ramchandra kah gaye siya se (Gopi)
Aspirations ae meri aankhon ke pehle sapne (Reshma aur Shera)
Joie de vivre Mere dil ne jo maanga mil gaya (Rakhwaala) The song every happy person has to break into
Amitabh Bachchan style dance song Dekha na haaye re (Bombay to Goa) First uncertain steps into dancing by the would be superstar
Rajesh Khanna style dance song Thokar mein hai mere saara zamaana (Shahzaada)
Teasing song Rafta rafta dekho (Kahaani Kismat Ki) Kids of my age then (10-12 years old) loved this song to bits
Timeless feeling of heart song Pal pal dil ke paas (Blackmail) No explanation necessary. Arguably the greatest song of its genre
Dev Anand style introduction song Hamaara naam banarasi baabu (Banarasi Babu)

The above is just a sample of what Rajinder Krishan has penned in HFM. So many genre of songs. So many great songs that are iconic/ evergreen/ memorable. Some of them have even defined/ determined/changed the course of HFM.

Rajinder Krishan did not need too much time to come up with his songs. Many of his songs were written in a matter of minutes. it is something that he shared with C Ramchandra and Madan Mohan, who too couldi come up with their tunes in double quick times. No wonder then that they were able to stick to tight schedules that south Indian film makers often demanded.

After twitter like articles that I normally write these days, people may find this article rather wikipedean in comparison. Let me assure my readers that this article gives far more details about Rajinder Krishan’s songs than what the wikipedia page on Rajinder Krishan provides. 🙂

For the 1000th song of Rajinder Krishan, I have picked a rare gem from a rare movie. No, it is not a movie from 1940s or 1950s. Rather this movie is from 1973, which is a “recent” year by the standards of this blog. I was very much into HFM in 1973 but even I had never heard this song at that time. The movie is called ‘Kunwara Badan’ (1973). I had vaguely heard the title of this movie but that was all.

On checkingup in HFGK, I find that this movie was directed by Vimal Tiwari for Tulsi Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rakesh Pandey, Madhu Chanda, Suresh Chatwal, Aashoo, Paintal, Helen, Sudhir Desai, Mushtaq Merchant, Surendranath, Aparna Chaudhary, Baby Vinaya, Pushpa Ben, Yagnik, Ambalal Patel, Narsibhai Patel, Devyani Desai, Jagdish Patel Nishaad Pandya, Baby Shahnaz, Sulekha Patel, nalini Pandya, Vandana Mehta, Maya Pandya, Iva Maria etc in it.

In brief, this movie was a low budget movie containing small time actors who were newcomers. With no saleable actors, this movie suffered the usual fate of such movies and it flopped badly. so much so that someone like me never got to hear any songs from this movie till now.

This movie has four songs in it.

Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. It is picturised as a car song on Rakesh Pandey who is seen driving the car along famous landmarks in DelhiVadodara.

This song is penned by Rajinder Krishan, and this song is fitting 1000th song for him in the blog. The music is composed by someone called Ghanshyam. Little is known about him. He makes his debut in the blog as a music director with this song. And what a smashing debut it is.

If you listens to this song, you will find this song growing up on you. That is what has happened to me now that I have heard this song a few times.

The audio and video versions are three stanzaes each, but the final stanzas differ. So overall this song has four stanzas, but one needs to listen to both versions of the song to get to the fourth stanza.

Like always, I take this opportunity to thank one and all. It is the encouragement and support of all our visitors, well wishers and contributors that we keep coming up with “new” songs daily and we keep reaching newer milestones every now and them.

This is the 13700th song for the blog and 1000th song for Rajinder Krishan. We have many more centuries and more waiting in the wings. So I can assure everyone that our best in this ongoing journey is yet to come.

For now, let us enjoy this forgotten gem from 1970s.

audio

Video

Song-Kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden (Kunwaara Badan)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ghanshyam

Lyrics

(Based on Audio Version)

kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

ye raahen
jahaan se main guzra hoon kitni baar
hawaayen fizaayen
ke jin mein basa hai pyaar
jaane pehchaane in raahon ki dhool
dhool aisi dhool jo khilaaye sada phool
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

wo dekho
udhar se chali aa rahi hai ik haseena
hai shokhi kuchh aisi
ki phoolon ko aaya paseena
doobi huyi mastiyon mein morni si chaal
chaal aisi chaal
jo udaati hai gulaal
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

(Different 2nd Stanza from Video Version)
ye chehre ye aankhen
ye aankhon se jhaankti khushi
nigaahen nigaahon mein dil ki hai baat chhupi chhupi
main jaanta hoon jaanta hoon inki zubaan
ye poochhti hain
chhod ke gaye the kahaan
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuch bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai phir se wahi bahaar
laut aayi hai phir se wahi bahaar
la la la la
lalla la lallaa la la
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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(ऑडियो संस्करण से)
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

ये राहें
जहां से मैं गुज़रा हूँ कितनी बार
हवाएं फिजाएं
के जिनमें बसा है प्यार
जाने पहचाने इन राहों कि धूल
धूल ऐसी धूल  जो खिलाये सदा फूल
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

वो देखो
उधर से चली आ रही है इक हसीना
है शोखी कुछ ऐसी
कि फूलों को आया पसीना
डूबी हुयी मस्तियों में मोरनी सी चाल
चाल ऐसी चाल
जो उड़ाती है गुलाल
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

(भिन्न दूसरा अंतरा विडियो संस्करण से)
ये चेहरे ये आँखें
ये आँखों से झांकती ख़ुशी
निगाहें
निगाहों में दिल कि है बात छुपी छुपी
मैं जानता हूँ जानता हूँ इनकी ज़ुबां
ये पूछती हैं छोड़ के गए थे कहाँ
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
ला ला ला ला
लल्ला ला लल्ला ला ला


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 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 post is the 13600th post, 600th song of Sahir Ludhianvi and 1100th post of Sudhir Jee in the blog.

One more song that I can’t believe has not yet been included in the annals of our blog. Such a melodious, lilting and fast paced lovable song. It used to be aired on the radio quite regularly, and was one of the listening favorites. The vintage is 1964, and so quite well still retained in the memory. As I started to search for a Sahir song for this post today, I was not quite satisfied with some of the ones that showed up as possible candidates. You see, as we progress and post more songs, and the artist counts starts to close in to their total no. of songs, then in all likelihood, the better ones, the favorite ones are mostly accounted for on the blog. So if one is looking for a favorite song as a representative work of an artist, it becomes quite an effort to locate one.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Today (24 july 2017) is the First Monday of the Holy month of Shravan, as observed in the Western, some Eastern and Southern states of India. On this occasion, here is a very melodious Shiv bhajan from the film Shivratri-54. Chitragupta, the King of melody, has composed this bhajan by G.S. Nepali, and is sung sweetly by Asha Bhosle.
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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 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 the 100th duet of Rafi Sb and Geeta Dutt to be posted here on our blog.

As I was browsing the net earlier in the day, checking for articles and source material on Guru Dutt, I came across this she’er (couplet) which was written by the poet Kaifi Azmi in 1964, on hearing the news of Guru Dutt’s demise.

रहने को सदा दहर में आता नहीं कोई,
तुम जैसे गए ऐसे भी जाता नहीं कोई
माना की उजालों ने तुम्हें दाग़ दिये थे,
बे रात ढले शमा बुझाता नहीं कोई

rehne ko sadaa dehar mein aata nahin koi
tum jaise gaye aise bhi jaata nahin koi
maana ki ujaalon ne tumhen daagh diye the
be-raat dhale shama bujhaata nahin koi

It is true, no one comes in this world
To reside for ever
But the way you departed
No one even leaves that way
Granted that the brightness of flame
May have inflicted painful burns
But still, no one douses the lamp
Before the night comes to an end

Remembering Guru Dutt, the vital genius of Hindi cinema, on his anniversary today (9 july 2017). Had he been alive, he would have been 92 today.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Today, July 7, 2017 is the 103rd birth anniversary of Anil Biswas (07/07/1914 – 31/05/2003) who defined the Hindi film music at its incipient stage in Bombay film industry. It is a double celebration for him as the song to be discussed today will be his 300th song on the Blog.
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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 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.

अब क्या मिसाल दूँ में इस प्यारी आवाज़ की
इन्सान बन गई है तरंग वीणा के तार की

वीणा, माँ सरस्वती के हाथ की वीणा – जो सब ज्ञान का स्रोत है, जो समस्त सृष्टि के संगीत का उद्गम स्थान है, जो वाणी और ध्वनि का आरंभ है।

Veena, that is in the hand of Goddess Saraswati; veena, that is the source of all knowledge and all that is music in this creation.

Yes, the voice of Lata ji. A voice that is adorned in many a thousand ways, a voice that lives in the minds and memories through many a thousand songs, in Hindi films, in films of other regions, and songs that don’t belong to films. The legacy is a treasure. Quite so much has been written about this voice, my adding more would simply be repeating what has been said before. And much of that discussion is an overbearing analysis of the phases and careers, that are after all moot points, when arrayed against the qualities of the voice itself. That discussion is like ‘गूंगे की शक्कर’ – the description of the sweetness of sugar as expressed by a person who cannot speak. He would place the sugar on your palm, and tell you silently, to taste it, to eat it. After that tasting, no words are necessary, to discuss what sugar is. 🙂
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“Majboori” (1954) was directed by Ram Daryani for Murli Movietone, Bombay. This forgotten movie had Balraj Sahani, Shyama, Gope, Kumar, Jeevan, Gulab, Pramila etc in it.
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