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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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This article is his 800th article in the blog.

Blog Day :

4087 Post No. : 15227 Movie Count :

4184

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

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

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

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

Here are the details of my centuries:

Here are the details of my centuries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

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


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

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

Blog Day :

4034 Post No. : 15157 Movie Count :

4162

Happy Friendship day to all in Atuldom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Birthday to our Kishore Kumar

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


This article is written by 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 post is the 200th contribution of Avinash ji. Congratulations.

Blog Day :

3996 Post No. : 15091 Movie Count :

4141

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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(Cricket related memories & statistics #1)

During the 15k celebrations on our blog, our beloved Rajaji in his post – ‘Dil To Maane Naa, while congratulating all and wishing that this ‘musical journey’ just goes on and on … mentioned about the next target ‘15921’…!!! Now everyone was thinking of this ‘15921’? But it took Rajaji himself to give some hint and then it was disclosed to everyone. The figure was related to ‘Cricket Statistics’.

At that time, I had decided an article but as I progressed with the selection of the song and finally getting delayed with the article, I decided to do two articles first about the statistics part of my journey on the blog and the second one about my cricket related memories. So, here is the first article being posted today…

The reason for Rajaji’s mentioning of 15921 was Sachin’s runs scored in test cricket and after 15k we should look forward to this new target. This post of mine is too related to statistics but not of cricket though given by the Cricket World Cup around, statistics do also trigger some beautiful memories. However here I am looking for my own statistics on the blog and taking a look on how it has been for me so far on the blog.

My first lyrics contribution ‘Pyaar Ka Badlaa Mujhe Dekho Kaisa Milaa’ was posted on the blog on 13.09.2012 which was 1518th day for the blog and this was the 6633rd post on the blog. I tried my first article for the blog in Feb’2013 and it was posted on 26.02.2013.  This was 1684th day for the blog and this post was the 7565th post. (The song covered in this post was ‘Sang Mere Nikley Thhe Saajan’ from ‘Phir Wahi Raat (1980).

After that it took me 752 days to reach my twenty-fifth post on 20.03.2015 – ‘Na Koi Paisa Na Ilm Banaao Bambai Mein Film and that was 2436th day for the blog. It was the 10962nd post on the blog.

I feel very happy on my ‘quarter century’ and it reminded me of my favourite commentator Sushil Doshi’s words – “aur isi ke saath ye (Dilip Vengsarkar ki) quarter century poori”. . . (I don’t know why but I mostly remember ‘quarter century’ with Sushil Doshi’s commentary is for Dilip Vengsarkar. May be because whenever Vengsarkar was coming to bat he would easily score his first twenty-five runs very quickly 🙂 .

After that I was slowly getting into regular writing of articles for the blog. So, I reached my fiftieth post on 05.09.2015 with – ‘Krishna Krishna Bolo Krishna which was 2604th day and 11385th post for the blog. I entered the nineties on 31.07.2016 and it was 12280th post on the blog and the blog had become 2935 days older then.

Nineties mein aane ke baad, while I was eager to get to my first hundred, on the other side I was constantly remembering Chetan Chauhan one of my most favourite cricketer who never reach a hundred in test cricket, though me and many of friends were always praying for him, and always sincerely wished that he should get a hundred on his name. Well, it took me eighty-two days to reach from ninety to hundred. This was on 21.10.2016, and the song covered was ‘Bade Dinon Mein Khushi Ka Din Aaya’ (very appropriately though) and it was 3017th day for the blog, 12475th post of the blog.

Cricket mein century banaane ke baad jitni khushi ek batsman ko hoti hogi utni hi khushi mujhe bhi huyi 🙂 . By the time I completed my hundred posts on the blog, in the other category that is ‘lyrics contribution’ I had already scored over three hundred. And, since I always think myself an all-rounder (or a good all-rounder at least (not necessarily in cricket)) I was reminded of the many great achievers who scored a ‘hundred’ in both batting and bowling or bowling and batting in test cricket (or one day internationals too).

So, I was very happy on my ‘double’ achievement and it reminded me the doubles by the top famous all-rounders in test cricket. For me it was always of Kapil Dev.

In this process I had also completed a hundred in ‘Devnagri Script’ category and so I was the first to have scored a ‘hundred’ in the three (main) categoris on the blog. After that Sudhir ji reached a hundred in the ‘lyrics contribution’ category and that was a ‘Senior’s entry’ to this ‘triple’s club’ 🙂 .

My one hundred and fiftieth post came on the 3545th day of the blog with this song – ‘Jin Khoja Tin Paayiyaan’ – on 02.04.2018, the post number being 14228th.

Reaching 175 did reminded me of Kapil Dev’s 175 against Zimbabwe, how can anyone forget that? I remember we had gone to the nearby city for some work and when I was heading to my home in the colony few of my friends told me about the score of Indian batting which was very shocking for me. As I reached home Kapil Dev was already on the crease, so what I do was to take the transistor with me in the ground- so that I can concentrate alone (and may be the transmission was not clear inside home, I don’t remember it fully now) near my home where we use to play cricket to listen the commentary there because the match was already very tense. But as Kapil Dev started hitting the ball to each corner of the ground the excitement was on the top and the rest, we all know is a history now.

My first lyrics contribution was the 6633rd post on the blog. And today as I share this post on this 3996th day for the blog, this is the 15091st post on the blog.

Before I joined the blog, the blog had 340 songs penned by Sahir Ludhianvi already covered on the blog and the today’s song is Sahir Saab’s 623rd song on the blog. In between I had also completed a century of my contribution for Sahir Ludhianvi songs on 27.03.2015, with the song “Teri Karam Kahaani Teri Aatma Bhi Jaane“,  on the 2443rd day for the blog, and so far I think have been successful in contributing around 130 songs of Sahir Saab. May be the final tally will cross 150 if everything goes well. The journey is on!!! 🙂

In between I had an opportunity to share a long song six-part song – “Sambhaalo Ae Watan Waalon Watan Apna Sambhaalo“, and I think I can take it as the highest score in an innings in any type of contribution here (lyrics and lyrics in Devnagri script) except the write up/post, and will always remind of the highest score in test cricket which is 400* not out by Brian Lara. 🙂

On the way I do secretly completed my fourth hundred in ‘lyrics contribution’ (like the third one), however nowadays in this ‘age of technology’ the secrets cannot be hold for too longer and when I was silently moving towards another ‘achievement’, which I thought would also pass on secretly, there were already ‘some signals’ asking me about it and I realized that ‘ab raaz chhupaana mushqil hai’. . . 😉

For today’s post too I have selected a song penned by Sahir Saab and composed to music by Ravindra Jain ji. This movie ‘Ham Tere Aashiq Hain’ (1979) was the first collaboration of Sahir Ludhianvi and Ravindra Jain the other being ‘Insaaf Ka Taraazu’ in 1980. All songs for ‘Insaaf Ka Taraazu’ have already been covered on the blog.

Today we get introduced to the film ‘Hum Tere Aashiq Hain’ from 1979.

‘Hum Tere Aashiq Hain’ was directed by Prem Sagar for his home production Prem Sagar Films, Bombay and under the banner of Sagar Art Enterprises. It was presented by Ramanand Sagar.

It had Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Om Shivpuri, Sujit Kumar, Sheetal, Keshto Mukherjee, Arvind Trivedi, Ram Sethi, Mac Mohan, Shammi, Birbal, Jankidas, Paro, Aashoo, Shobhna Shah, Madhu Shah, Shanti, Aasha, Nirmal Kumar, Chander Mohan Khanna, Dhawan, and Ramlal. Tom Alter makes a guest appearance in this movie.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Kamleshwar and Ramanand Sagar. Suhrid Kar, CL Kavish and Kulwant Jaani were writers for additional screenplay and dialogues. Script and scenario for this movie was written by KK Shukla. Editing of this movie was done by Lachmandass. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 22.11.1979.

This movie had six songs all written by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed to music by Ravindra Jain. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Mahendra Kapoor gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

For the preparation of this post I had requested Atul ji for the records and I can say here that the one going through this details maintained by Atul ji can only realize the efforts put by him and by Sudhir ji too in recording of the statistics on the blog and its retrieval whenever they want to have it for some special occasion (may be some auto ‘alerts’). I salute both of them!!!

Finally remembering all the statisticians in Indian Cricket and paying our tributes to their great works let us enjoy the today’s songs. They may be the first one to know of all the approaching milestones and records like our Atul ji or Sudhir ji (by the way I remember Sudhir Vaidya as a famous statistician in Indian Cricket history) and they all may be first one to know all the raaz’s which the general public may not be aware unless disclosed or made public 🙂 , and may be in other fields of our society we have some secrets/mystery which were never disclosed/solved. . .

And since I have not watched this movie I cannot say and disclose the ‘hidden’ raaz’s of this movie, except this song 😉

However, it seems to be an interesting movie to watch. For now let us enjoy this beautiful song.

Video

Audio

Song – Ab Raaz Chhupaana Mushkil Hai (Hum Tere Aashiq Hain) (1979) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Ravindra Jain
Asha Bhosle + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

mushqil hai
mushqil hai
mushqil hai
mushqil hai
mushqil hai ae
ab raaz chhupaana mushqil hai
ab raaz chhupaana mushqil hai
khul jaaye na saari baat kahin
khul jaaye na saari baat kahin
betaab nigaahen le dooben
betaab nigaahen le dooben
tum ko bhi na mere saath kahin
tum ko bhi na mere saath kahin
ab raaz chhupaana
mushqil hai
mushqil hai

haalaat ke dhaare par hum ne
jazbaat ki kashti ee ee ee
daali hai ae ae ae
haalaat ke dhaare par hum ne
jazbaat ki kashti daali hai
munh mod na len
haalaat kahin
munh mod na len
haalaat kahin
dam tod na den jazbaat kahin
khul jaaye na saari baat kahin
ab raaz chhupaana mushqil hai
mushqil hai

jis tarah nibaahi hai ab tak
aage bhi nibhaa do aise hi
jis tarah nibaahi hai ab tak
jis tarah nibaahi hai ab tak
aage bhi nibhaa do aise hi
manzil ke kareeb aate aate
ho o o o
manzil ke kareeb aate aate
chhoote na dilon ka saath kahin
khul jaaye na saari baat kahin
ab raaz chhupaana mushqil hai
mushqil hai

is raah mein kya jaane kitne
aur aise maqaa..aam
aane hai abhi ee ee
is raah mein kya jaane kitne
aur aise maqaam aane hai abhi
jeeti huyi chaahat ki baazi
ho o
jeeti huyi chaahat ki baazi
ho jaaye naa yoonhi maat kahin
ab raaz chhupaana mushqil hai
khul jaaye naa saari baat kahin
betaab nigaahen le dooben
tumko bhi na mere saath kahin
ab raaz chhupaana mushqil hai
mushqil hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)
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मुश्किल है
मुश्किल है
मुश्किल है
मुश्किल है
मुश्किल है ए
अब राज़ छुपाना मुश्किल है
अब राज़ छुपाना मुश्किल है
खुल जाए ना सारी बात कहीं
खुल जाए ना सारी बात कहीं
बेताब निगाहें ले डूबे
बेताब निगाहें ले डूबे
तुमको भी न मेरे साथ कहीं
तुमको भी न मेरे साथ कहीं
अब राज़ छुपाना
मुश्किल है
मुश्किल है

हालात के धारे पर हमने
जज़्बात की कश्ती ई ई ई
डाली है ए ए ए
हालात के धारे पर हमने
जज़्बात की कश्ती डाली है
मुंह मोड़ न लें
हालात कहीं
मुंह मोड़ न लें
हालात कहीं
दम तोड़ न दे जज़्बात कहीं
खुल जाए ना सारी बात कहीं
अब राज़ छुपाना मुश्किल है
मुश्किल है

जिस तरह निबाही है अब तक
आगे भी निभा दो ऐसे ही
जिस तरह निबाही है अब तक
जिस तरह निबाही है अब तक
आगे भी निभा दो ऐसे ही
मंजिल के करीब आते आते
हो ओ ओ ओ
मंजिल के करीब आते आते
छूटे न दिलों का साथ कहीं
खुल जाए ना सारी बात कहीं
अब राज़ छुपाना मुश्किल है
मुश्किल है

इस राह में क्या जाने कितने
और ऐसे मक़ाम आने है अभी ई ई
इस राह में क्या जाने कितने
और ऐसे मक़ाम आने है अभी ई ई
जीती हुई चाहत की बाज़ी
हो ओ
जीती हुई चाहत की बाज़ी
हो जाए ना यूंही मात कहीं
अब राज़ छुपाना मुश्किल है
खुल जाए ना सारी बात कहीं
बेताब निगाहें ले डूबे
तुमको भी न मेरे साथ कहीं
अब राज़ छुपाना मुश्किल है
मुश्किल है



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 is the 1300th Post by Sudhir ji.

Blog Day :

3913 Post No. : 14972 Movie Count :

4092

Missing Films of 1960s – 103
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The film that we bring on board today is ‘Sati Sulochana’ from 1969. One more film that is rarely heard about, although the video of this film is available. And once again, lovely songs that have not been explored. The sound of this song seems like it was heard on the radio, but that was a long time back.

The music is by SN Tripathi, who incidentally has also directed this film. The film is produced under the banner of SA Films, Bombay. The star cast includes Prithviraj, Anita Dutt, Prem Nath, Raj Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Kanan Kaushal, Sundar, Ram Singh, and Ram Mohan etc.

The story of Sati Sulochana is part of the history of Ramayan.  Sulochana is the daughter of Sheshnaag, the king of serpents. She is married to Meghnaad, the son of Raavan. Meghnaad is also known as Indrajit, for he had once vanquished Lord Indra and captured many sophisticated weapons from him. In the narrative of Ramayan, Sulochana is described as a brave lady who is very supportive of her husband. Eventually, when her husband is killed in the battle with Lakshman, she makes a decision to immolate herself on his pyre.

This story has been made into films on many occasions. The first one on record is the silent film ‘Sati Sulochana’ in 1921. Then this film was produced in Kannada, in 1934, as the first talkie film in Kannada language. In 1935, a Hindi film was also released by this name, under the production banner of Godavari Cinetone. In 1961, this tale was also told in a Telegu film starring NT Ramarao. And then in 1969, we have this Hindi production again.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs of this film. Music is from the mind of SN Tripathi. The songs have been written by Bharat Vyas and BD Mishra. This song is from the pen of Bharat Vyas.  The singing voice is that of Suman Kalyanpur. On screen, it appears as if the leading lady and one of two of her friends are lip syncing the same playback singing.

The song is picturized as a group dance song, in which the leading lady is being teased by her friends, asking her who is the one who comes into your dreams. The song is a lively exchange between the lady and her sahelis. On screen, I am not able to identify with certainty, the lady who leads the song. Is she Kanan Kaushal? I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please help identify her.

Enjoy this lovely lilting melody, one of those songs that should have been more popular.

 

Song – Kaun Tere Sapnon Mein Aata  (Sati Sulochana) (1969) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – SN Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

aaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaa
aaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaa

kaun tere sapnon mein aata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata
aa ke nainon mein muskaata
bataao na bataao
hum ko ye bataao
jud gaya kis se ye naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

hato ri sapne ki na boloon
bhed yeh mann ka na kholoon
jaao ri sakhi jaao
mujhe na yun sataao
khel ye mann ko na bhaata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

main to soi thi
neend mein khoi thi
chup ke se koi aa gaya
main to soi thi
neend mein khoi thi
chup ke se koi aa gaya
megh varan tha
kanak rang tha
mere jeevan mein samaa gaya
chhup ke kaanon mein kuchh bola
haule se ghunghat pat khola
akhiaan ghabraai
main to sharmaai
aage ab kuchh na kaha jaata
koi tere sapnon mein aata

veer purush tha
kandhe dhanush tha
mukh pe tej samaaya
veer purush tha
kandhe dhanush tha
mukh pe tej samaaya
jaan nahin
pehchaan nahin koi
phir bhi wo mann ko bhaaya
preet meri muskaai hai
pooja meri rang laai hai
chhudaaye se na chhoote
tode to nahin toote
janm janmaantar ka naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

kaun tere sapnon mein aata
aa ke nainon mein muskaata
bataao na bataao
hum ko ye bataao
jud gaya kis se ye naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आss आssssss
आsss आsss आssss
आss आssssss
आsss आsss आssss

कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
आ के नैनों में मुस्काता
बताओ ना बताओ
हम को ये बताओ
जुड़ गया किस से ये नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

हटो री सपने की ना बोलूँ
भेद ये मन का ना खोलूँ
जाओ री सखी जाओ
मुझे ना यूं सताओ
खेल ये मन को ना भाता’
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

मैं तो सोई थी
नींद में खोई थी
चुपके से कोई आ गया
मैं तो सोई थी
नींद में खोई थी
चुपके से कोई आ गया
मेघ वरण था
कनक रंग था
मेरे जीवन में समा गया
छुप के कानों में कुछ बोला
हौले से घूँघट पट खोला
अखियाँ घबराईं
मैं तो शरमाई
आगे अब कुछ ना कहा जाता
कोई तेरे सपनों में आता

वीर पुरुष था
कांधे धनुष था
मुख पे तेज समाया
वीर पुरुष था
कांधे धनुष था
मुख पे तेज समाया
जान नहीं
पहचान नहीं कोई
फिर भी वो मन को भाया
प्रीत मेरी मुसकाई है
पूजा मेरी रंग लाई है
छुड़ाए से ना छूटे
तोड़े तो नहीं टूटे
जन्म जन्मांतर का नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
आ के नैनों में मुस्काता
बताओ ना बताओ
हम को ये बताओ
जुड़ गया किस से ये नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता


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.

This article is his 700th writeup in the blog.

Blog Day : 3789 Post No. : 14773

This is my 700th article on this Blog. At this moment, of course, I am very happy. I can not forget the people who helped me reach here. The first is our ATUL ji, who has always been very supportive, helpful and considerate. I have been associated with this Blog for more than 8 years now, but believe it or not, I have yet to meet him ! We have not even talked on Phone anytime. His work is so systematic and perfect that this has never been a hindrance. I do hope to meet him in one of his visits to Mumbai.

The other person is the most popular one on this Blog. You guessed it right. SUDHIR ji. From our first interaction in 2011 on E mail, we are in contact with each others. I had the good fortune to meet him a couple of times. He has been very helpful to me in more than one way. Thank you, Atul ji and Sudhir ji.

Besides these two V.I.P.s, I am fortunate in getting many friends in the Atulite’s group. I find that every one of them has some special characteristic, from which I learnt something. Yes, it is never too late to learn from others.

Sometimes I wonder how the Destiny works. I retired from service in 1998. After being a Pharma Consultant for next 6 years, I left working and enjoyed life with family, visiting various places all over India with my wife. After I crossed 70 years of my age, I learnt working on Computers from my grandchildren on a Laptop gifted by my son in law. At the same time I learnt using the smart Phone and some other gadgets. I, then, found this Blog on the Internet and my life changed. I dug out my old diaries and notebooks in which I used to note down information on every film that I saw. Though some had spoiled with white ants, faded and torn, they were very useful . My first article on this Blog appeared on 1-10-2012 and then there was no looking back. I started writing on various sites and Blogs, but my heart was always with this Blog.

I never imagined in my dreams even, that I would ever write more than 700 articles on old films, that I would write a Book, or that I would be invited to join the Boards of some Pharma companies. But all this did happen, after I crossed my 70 years of age. Looks like, that age is just a number. What matters is your outlook towards life. A positive approach and a will to learn new things makes all the difference.

My First 100th article came on 11-4-2013…..after 6 months

Here is the progress of my writeups in the blog.

Century article Number Song Date Period taken
100th article Meri aankhen banin deewaani (Jagmohan Sursagar NFS) 10-4-2013 7 months
200th article Bhagwaan ye de vardaan mujhe (Tulsi Vivaah)(1971) 16-11-2013 7 months
300th article Hey Satyanaraya swaami (Maha Pooja)(1954) 10-6-2014 7 months
400th article Tu mi piaci caara(Bewaqoof)(1960) 21-4-2015 10 months
500th article Bedard tujhko pyaar kiya (Tajmahal)(1941) 6-4-2016 12 months
600th article Main patton mein chhupi kali hoon (Aandhi)(1940) 4-9-2017 17 months
700th article Shehron mein se sheher (Heer Ranjha)(1948) 2-12-2018 15 months

My sincere thanks to everyone.

Today’s song is from film Heer Ranjha-48, the first film in which the great composer Khayyam gave the music, albeit as Sharmaji, along with his colleague Varmaji as a pair Varmaji-Sharma ji. In one of his interviews, Khayyam had said, ” After working with the Batish brothers ( Pt. Amarnath, Pt.Husnlal and Bhagatram), I went to Lahore and joined G.A.Chishti. In 1947, he took me to Calcutta. I assisted him in 2 films- Yehi hai zindagi-47 and Jhuti kasme-48. His other assistant was one Rehman Varma. After these 2 films, Chishti saab went back to Lahore and we two came to Bombay. Those were the Partition times and we were little scared. We met Husnlal-Bhagatram. They not only assured us safety but also encouraged us to start giving music as a pair. They suggested that we call ourselves ” Varma ji-Sharma ji “. On their suggestions we went to Punjab Film Corporation, owned by Wali sahab. He knew me. He heard our tunes. Those days he was making a film Heer Ranjha and wanted some Punjabi type songs. Aziz Hindi, taken by him already was unable to do Punjabi type music. Wali sahab told us to make such songs and Aziz would do other songs. Thus started my music career.”

Today’s song is ” Shehron mein se shehar suna tha Lahore….”. Those who lived in Lahore in pre-partition days were extremely attached to that city. There was a saying ” Jine Lahore nai dekhya, wo te jamiya hi nahin” ( one who has not seen Lahore, has not been born). Everyone is proud of his town, but Lahore wasi people were different.

From my house towards Juhu, there is a building at the corner of Gulmohar Circle which has a board-” Karachi Residents’ Association”. On inquiry I discovered that this was a building owned by ( Sindhi speaking Hindu and Muslims) people who resided in Karachi before Partition. I was told that 5-6 such buildings exist all over Mumbai. On further inquiries, I was informed that there were a few buildings of ” Lahore Residents Association” also( Punjabi speaking Hindus and Muslims). When I met one of the residents of ” Lahore” wala building, that old gentleman was speaking so lovingly about old Lahore that I was surprised. Even after 70 years of Partition, these people had such fondness for Lahore…or Karachi, for that matter.

Lahore had played an important role in India’s film industry till Partition separated us. Lahore had a built in advantage that it was in the midst of Hindi/Urdu speaking population. Bombay was far off and Calcutta and Madras catered mainly to regional aspirations. In the 40s, some really good films like Khazanchi, Khandan, Daasi etc were made in Lahore. All the 3 leading actors, Dilip, Raj and Dev had roots across the border. Shyam, Omprakash, Karan Dewan, Pran, Surendra, Balraj Sahni, Khursheed, Mumtaz Shanti, Veena, Begum Para, Noorjehan, Meena Shorey, Suraiya, Manorama, Kamini Kaushal, Shyama…. a string of artistes who worked in Lahore enriched Indian films. Pancholi, Kardar, Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Jhande Khan, Ghulam Haider, Pt. Amarnath and brothers, Hansraj Behl, Khayyam, Vinod also worked in Lahore.

Lahore city in particular gave us many Gems in Music. They came from HIRA MANDI. (old name ‘ Tibbi’ ). Hira Mandi was an area which was for Tawayafs. For centuries, Hira mandi in Lahore nurtured some outstanding performing artistes. The famous Noorjehan, Khursheed, Shamshad begum, Mumtaz Shanti and many others came from Hira Mandi. Sardar Akhtar and Bahar Akhtar, wives of producer Mehboob khan and A.R.Kardar were also from Hira Mandi.

Most of the early film actresses for pre-partition Lahore cinema came from the Kothas of Hira Mandi. Cine people scouted Hira mandi for fresh new talents. The art of Music was confined to the streets of the courtesans, with Hira Mandi taking the lead as the largest settlement in the cultural capital of the state in the undivided Punjab.

Writer Nirupama Dutt said about Hira Mandi, in her book,’ Half the sky ‘…

Come evening and they would be out in their balconies in the finest of silks and jewels. Their eyes would be lined with kohl and their lips red with dandasa, bark of the walnut tree and the most fragrant of eastern perfumes or itars would fill the air. They were known as diamonds and such was their glitter that the whole street would seem studded with stars. These were the courtesans of Heera Mandi of Lahore in the years before Partition in 1947.

Heera Mandi was to Lahore what Chowk was to Lucknow, Sonagachi to Calcutta, Bhendi Bazar to Bombay and Mehboob ki Mehendi to Hyderabad, before Independence. These forbidden yet most sought-after bazaars where women sold their many talents were known as “kothas”. In these abodes lived women, many of them very talented artists, who were nevertheless social outcasts living on the fringes of the society. Interestingly, this place was first known as Tibbi Bazar. And this name is recorded in a Punjabi “tappa”:

Tibbi waliye la de paan ni teri

Tibbi de vich dukan ni”,

Pran Nevile,a Die hard ” Lahorite” and a retired I.A.S Diplomat of International reputation, says about Lahore,in his book ‘ Lahore ‘ –

Why was Lahore called the gem of India?” I asked. “That it indeed was,” Pran replied, “It was totally different from the rest of India, in every way. It was the educational centre of North India. It had more colleges than any other city of India. The student population of Lahore was lively and wonderful. Co-education came late, but there it was. Lahore was always very prosperous; it was the hub of North India right up to Peshawar. Everything about Lahore was special. If you wanted to see the best-dressed young men in India, they were to be found in Lahore. The best food in India was to be found in Lahore. It was a city of gourmets and it had romance. A popular film song of those days went: Ik shehr ki laundia, nainoon ke teer chala gayee.And this doggerel that we all knew and I to this day remember: Tibbi mein phir ke jalwa-e-Parwardigar dekh: Hai dekhney ki cheez issay baar baar dekh.The great stars, the great movers and shakers of the Bombay movie world were all from Lahore.”

The song mentions not only Lahore, but some other cities of old Punjab( pre-partition) like Multan,Ambala etc. The music and tune has a clear Punjabi style and it is having a fast rhythm too. Considering that it was Khayyam’s first film as an MD, the songs are very catchy.Among the crop of new composers, who began their career after Independence, I rate Khayyam very high. Unlike some others, his name was never heard in any controversy or filmy behaviour. He was always very dignified.

Khayyam did only 69 films composing 381 songs. He wanted to be a singer and actually started his film career by singing a song in film Romeo and Juliet-47. Later he also sang one ore song in film Anjuman-86. His last fil, so far, is Bazaar E Husn-2014.

Let us enjoy this song, obtained from the collection of our Sudhir ji. I am sure you too will like it.


Song- Shehron mein se shehar suna tha (Heer Ranjha)(1948) Singers- Uma Devi,Unknown female voice, Lyrics- Wali Sahab, MD- Varmaji- Sharma ji
chorus

Lyrics

o o
beliyaa
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Lahore

main mar gayi
sheher suna Lahore
miley jo mera chhail chhabeela
miley jo mera chhail chhabeela
kuchh na maangoon aur
main mar gayi
kuchh na maangoon aur
kuchh na maangoon aur
main mar gayi
kuchh na maangoon aur

ho o
beliyaan

Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna thha Dehli
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna thha Dehii
main mar gayi
sheher suna thha Dehli

bina piye wo huye sharaabi
bina piye wo huye sharaabi
dekh ke mujhe akeli

baalam le chal re
le chal re mohe Dehli
baalam le chal re
le chal re mohe Dehli
baalam le chal re ae
ho o

ho o
beliyaan
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Multan

main mar gayi
sheher suna Multan

aaye jo pardes se baalam
aaye jo pardes se baalam
jaan meri qurbaan beliyaa
jaan meri qurbaan
jaan meri qurbaan beliyaa
jaan meri qurbaan

ho o
beliyaan

Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Kashmir
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Kashmir
main mar gayi
sheher suna Kashmir

baalam ki mohe yaad sataaye
baalam ki mohe yaad sataaye
uthe ped ke ??

baalam
le chal re
le chal re Kashmir
baalam
le chal re
le chal re Kashmir
baalam
le chal re ae
ha aa

ho o
beliyaan
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Ambala

main mar gayi
sheher suna Ambala

main chhori hoon gori gori
main chhori hoon gori gori

baalam kaala kaala
main to dekhoongi
dekhoongi Ambala
main to dekhoongi
dekhoongi Ambala
main to dekhoongi
haa


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.

Blog Day : 3587 Post No. : 14340

Missing Films of 1960s – 70
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Almost like a déjà-vu happening today.

The year is 1968, one more than the previous episode – we had the film ‘Jungle Ki Hoor’ from `1967 yesterday. Today, the film is ‘Lutera Aur Jaadugar’. The word ‘Jaam’ appears in the song title. And the word ‘tauba-aashiqan’ appears in the body of the song. Other similarities – well they go without saying.  A perfect gem of a song from an unknown film, composed by an equally obscure and unfamiliar music director – Suresh Kumar.

Suresh Kumar – a name that is not easily remembered as a music director. But on checking the Geet Kosh, we find that his outings in the field, in terms of films and songs is not trivial. We are talking here about a career that starts around early 1950s and continues well into the 1980s. Till 1980, the data available in GK, he as about sixty songs from 10 films to his credit as an independent solo music director. And then we also find out that he paired up with another music director M Talwar, and the two composed music under the duo name of Suresh-Talwar. As a duo there are another 80 odd songs from another additional 12 films. That certainly is not an ignorable size of body of work.

The film comes from the banner of Zubi Films, Bombay and is directed by D Raman. The cast of actors is listed as – Azaad, Nishi, Jagdeep, Tabassum, Mohan Choti, Rajan Haksar, Sherry, Meenakshi, Heera Sawant, Ram Raseela, Noorjahan, Zeb Sultan, Bibi Bai, Ghulam Sabir, Jilani, Gopu, Luckyram, Prince Arjun, Nadir, Rajrani, and Praveen Bano. Reading this list, it is clear that this is a B/C grade stunt cum fantasy film.

Seven songs are listed for this film. Two songwriters – Yogesh and Anjaan. This song is from the pen of Yogesh. The song is apparently a twin dance song. The singing voices are of Krishna Kalle and Usha Khanna. Ah yes, the MD appearing as a singer for another MD. Plus another claim to rarity – a very rare combination of singing voices.

Listening to the song, the image comes to mind of two dancers on screen, dancing in a king’s court or in a pub. And possibly one of the on screen dancers may be Nishi herself. A typical ‘maikhaana’ song, done really well, I am sure you will enjoy this discovery.

Song – Jaam Bhar Bhar Ke Pila De Mere Saaqiya  (Lutera Aur Jaadugar) (1968) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Usha Khanna, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Suresh Kumar
Both

Lyrics

jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya

berukhi se tumhari sitamgar
hamen kab tak shikaayat rahegi
dekh le le duaaen hamaari
teri mehfil salaamat rahegi
teri mehfil salaamat rahegi
oo oo oo oo
yun bula ke na dagaa de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya

haaye tauba-aashiqan baankpan ye
hum hain qurbaan teri adaa pe
jaam kab se hamaara hai khaali
bhar de bhar de zaraa muskuraa ke
bhar de bhar de zaraa muskuraa ke
oo oo oo oo
thodi aankhon ki mila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया

बेरुखी से तुम्हारी सितमगर
हमें कब तक शिकायत रहेगी
देख ले ले दुआएं हमारी
तेरी महफिल सलामत रहेगी
तेरी महफिल सलामत रहेगी
ओ ओ ओ ओ
यूं बुला के न दग़ा दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया

हाए तौबा-आशिकन बांकपन ये
हम हैं क़ुर्बान तेरी अदा पे
जाम कब से हमारा है खाली
भर दे भर दे ज़रा मुस्कुरा के
भर दे भर दे ज़रा मुस्कुरा के
ओ ओ ओ ओ
थोड़ी आँखों की मिला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Raja, 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 article is the 200th writeup of Raja in the blog.

Blog Day : 3569 Post No. : 14303

It’s been exactly five weeks since my last post here – but somehow it feels much longer. I’m reminded of that famous dialogue from Aandhi (1975) – “waise to ammavas pandrah din ki hoti hai, lekin is baar bahut lambi thi.” 🙂 These five weeks felt like five months.

One possible reason for this is that this happens to be my 200th post on this blog. So I’ve been on 199 for 5 weeks. Even Mudassar Nazar would be proud of my achievement. 🙂 Since this is IPL season, it’s also safe to say that franchisees wouldn’t exactly be falling over each other, outbidding each other to try to buy me at an IPL auction. 🙂

Not that I haven’t been nudged or reminded about this.

When I sent in my previous post, Atul told me it was my 199th and nudged me to get the 200th soon.

Peevisie’s Mom called me a while ago and reminded me of this.

One of Atul’s recent posts also nudged me (hint, hint!) to run that quick single.

And our Atulite whatsapp group also decided that it was high time.

And so I too decided today – yes, it is high time. This is unacceptable, even by Mudassar standards.

So here is the post – with due apology to everyone for this 5-week delay. And thanks to all who nudged me along the way. I needed it.

Actually, I had planned this 200th much earlier. Since I usually pick anniversaries for my posts, my first idea was Farooque Sheikh’s anniversary. That didn’t happen. Then, I’d planned for Jeetendra’s birthday. On both occasions I’d finalized the song – but, for a variety of reasons that I will not get into right now, I never got around to writing the post. No excuses though – if Atul can write up and post songs every single day, I just cannot have an excuse for taking five weeks for one post. 🙂

I see that these songs aren’t posted yet, so I can still write them up – no need for a specific occasion. In fact, the Jeetu song would be quite suitable for this post too – but I’m going with this particular one because it happens to have Moushumi Chatterjee in it too – and it is Moushumi’s birthday today. The Jeetu song can wait.

The song I’ve picked for today is an iconic song for a particular occasion – the baaraat in a wedding.

When I was very young, the song “meri pyari beheniya banegi dulhaniya” became very popular. Thanks to my name, I used to be constantly teased “bhaiya raja bajaayega baaja”.

This was in addition to another “baaraat” song for which I used to be teased – the famous “raja ki aayegi baaraat” from Aah (1953).

These were both regulars at any baaraat.

And then there was “ghodi pe hoke savaar”, today’s song.

It also became a very popular song for baaraat occasions – especially if the bridegroom was on a horse. The words suit the occasion perfectly, so it was only natural this song would play on the occasion.

“Ghodi pe hoke savaar” was not only popular then – I suspect, it’s still popular. Which is why I was very surprised to discover that it had not yet been posted on this blog. I know Atul has a category along the lines of “how come this song is not yet posted yet”. This song is the mother of all songs in that category, considering it’s almost ten years for this blog now. 🙂

In fact, this film “Ghulam Begum Baadshah” (1973) has not made an entry yet on the blog. So this is a debut for this film here. There’s a 1956 film by the same name which has songs here but, for this film, this is the first.

For me, another category that this song slips into – but is not a recognized category here – is “this song is in THIS film?”.

I’d heard this song umpteen times in my life – but never really got to know the name of the film it was from.

And then, a few years ago, I saw a film “Ghulam Begum Baadshah” (1973) prompted to me on youtube. It piqued my interest – I’d never heard of this film before, it was a 1970s film, it had Moushumi in it (I quite like Moushumi) – so I decided to give it a go.

When the prelude to the song started, I thought it sounded very familiar. And then when the song started, I was totally in this “ye gaana IS film ka hai?” mode. It was a very pleasant surprise.

It wasn’t the only one.

I remember that even the film turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Ok, I had zero expectations from it (that’s usually how I avoid disappointment :-)), but even so, it held my interest to the very end.

I remember there were scenes of patriarchy that annoyed me but what I liked most about the film was Moushumi and her role. From what I remember of her role, it had a lot of spunk.

As we know, in many movies, especially in earlier eras, the women are shown as weaker than the men. They need to be protected, they are subservient, they often don’t even have a mind of their own. They’re subdued, they’re shy. They’re not often shown as smart, thinking women.

In this film, from what I remember of it (I don’t remember the details well), Moushumi is shown as anything but weak. She gives as good as she gets, refusing to cower down to bullying. And when she is in a difficult situation, she finds her own way to get out of it, instead of depending on the male characters to solve her problems for her.

This is what I liked most about the film. And there’s a nice twist at the end too.

The film has Kumud Chugani too – always nice to see her in a film as well.

So if you haven’t watched this film – and want to watch a 1970s film – you could give it a shot. But don’t shoot me if you don’t like it – apni apni pasand. And I don’t claim to have high standards. 🙂

The song itself is by Rafisaab – and considering it’s an early 70s song, it was during his “lean” period. But even during this period, he had popular songs like this one – and “teri galiyon mein na rakhenge kadam” and “aaj mausam bada be-imaan hai”.

I think he does full justice to the song – singing it with gusto, as you’d expect on the occasion of a baaraat. The way midway in the song he pronounces “ghodi” is deliberately upbeat.

The lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan, music by Kalyanji-Anandji.

I hope you enjoy listening to this song as much as I do.

Once again, a very happy birthday to Moushumi Chatterjee. I think I’ve written a full post on her earlier – she was one of my favourite heroines in the 70s.

Whew! Got that 200th out of the way. Relief! 🙂 And thanks for tolerating me for these 200 posts.


Song-Ghodi pe hoke sawaar (Ghulaam Begam Baadshah)(1973) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ghodi pe hoke savaar
chala hai dulha yaar
kamariyaa mein baandhe talwaar
akadta hai chhaila
mili hai aisi laila
ki jodi hai nehle pe dehlaa
akadta hai chhaila
mili hai aisi laila
ki jodi hai nehle pe dehlaa
ghodi pe hoke savaar
chala hai dulha yaar
kamariyaa mein baandhe talwaar
akadta hai chhaila
mili hai aisi laila
ki jodi hai nehle pe dehlaa

kal tak bechaara humsaa kunwaara
phirta thha gali gali maara maara
kal tak bechaara humsaa kunwaara
phirta thha gali gali maara maara
dekhi ik chhokri
phoolon ki tokri
bolaa dil thhaam ke main haara haara
bolaa dil thaam ke main haara haara
yaar ko mubaarak ho
mohabbat ki baazi
o yaar ko mubaarak ho
mohabbat ki baazi
miya biwi raazi
to kya karegaa kaazi
sadaa phoole phale donon ka pyaar
ghodi pe hoke savaar
chala hai dulha yaar
kamariyaa mein baandhe talwaar
akadta hai chhaila
mili hai aisi laila
ki jodi hai nehle pe dehlaa
akadta hai chhaila
mili hai aisi laila
ki jodi hai nehle pe dehlaa

dulhan ki dhun hai
kaisa magan hai
hoga milan dekho abhi abhi
haan
dulhan ki dhun hai
kaisa magan hai
hoga milan dekho abhi abhi
shaadi ki masti
lagti hai sasti
padti hai mehengi bhi kabhi kabhi
haan haan padti hai mehengi bhi kabhi kabhi
ye baat mat bhoolna pyaar ki bahaarein
ye baat mat bhoolna pyaar ki bahaarein
nanhe munne bachchon ki lagaa dengi kataarein
tab utarega jaake khumaar
ghodi pe hoke savaar
chala hai dulha yaar
kamariyaa mein baandhe talwaar
akadta hai chhaila
mili hai aisi laila
ki jodi hai nehle pe dehlaa
ghodi pe hoke savaar
chala hai dulha yaar
kamariyaa mein baandhe talwaar
akadta hai chhaila
mili hai aisi laila
ki jodi hai nehle pe dehlaa


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 article is Peevesie’s mom’s 200th writeup in the blog

Hullo Atuldom

I had a message from Atulji after he posted my last contribution: “Your next write-up will be your 200th. So, make that a special write-up. 🙂 ”. And my reaction was “oh maa”. I didn’t realise I had done 200 posts. I knew I was within touching distance of the double century but not just one run away. But then here it is and I must thank Atulji for posting 99% of all that I have written and sent him since 2012.
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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 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 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 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.

After the partition in 1947, prominent music directors like Ghulam Haider, Khwaja Khursheed Anwar, G A Chisti, Feroze Nizami, Rafique Ghaznavi , Innayat Hussain migrated to Pakistan. Most of them were born or brought up in western part of Punjab of undivided India which became a part of Pakistan. So rather than calling the process as migration, they actually returned to their original places.
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