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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 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

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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.

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
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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)
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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.

Mere yaar ko mere allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla was my first post ever in any blog. I remember what I had sent him was one long unstructured post. Atulji was good enough to edit it to look readable. Plus the lyrics that I had sent had to be corrected for spellings etc. Before the song from “Dacait” I used to only send lyrics of those songs which I thought everyone will like and enjoy.

The first person to tell me “now that you have started writing please don’t stop” was my daughter, our Peevesie. I think I have kept my promise to her. My next post came around 15 days later for the birthdates of Amitabh and Rekha and since then whenever I think of a song I try to write something around that particular actor or actresses’ birthdays. That means I don’t write daily but about once in a week or 10 days.

My 100th post came up with this Sanjeev Kumar-Vidya Sinha song from “Hiraasat” and that first 100 took me a little more than three years. Now this next 100 posts have come in two years, so, just goes to show how much addiction I have developed in writing “for the blog”. And no, I have never tried to find rare songs only tried for different combinations. I also try my best to write and send a post for some dates in the calendar of this blog in addition to birthdates of Amitabh, Rekha, Kishore Kumar etc.

Now today is also a birthdate of an actress of the time when I was growing up. She was a style icon in her times. She proved that a girl clothed in western outfits was as much an Indian as a girl in a saree or salwar suit. She was unconventional in her style of dressing as well as the roles she chose. Consider this- you debut in a sister role to a hero and in your next movie with the same hero you try to woo him. Cut to two years later you again pair up with the actor and this time as his romantic co-star, this was something unheard of in an industry which said once a sister always a sister.

But without rebelling against the norms of the industry she gained a foothold in Bollywood and went on to be the favourite of the masses. B.R Chopra (whose anniversary was on 8th of this month) cast her in the role of a lady caught in a difficult marriage early on in her career and later he showed faith in her and this time cast her as rape- survivor who kills her tormentor when she finds that he has committed the same crime on her younger sister. Okay I agree my preamble is getting very confusing. I am talking of Zeenat Aman or Zeenie baby as her fans used to call her. The two B.R. Chopra films are “Dhundh” and “Insaaf Ka Tarazu”. The other movies that I referred to were- “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, “Heera Panna” and “Ishk Ishk Ishk”- all with Dev Anand (she did about seven movies with Dev Anand.)

Zeenat Aman was liked by the audiences no matter whom she was paired with whether Amitabh, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar etc. Oh yes, she had paired romantically with Sanjeev Kumar too. Remember “Manoranjan” “Takkar” etc. She was friendly with her female co-actors too as could be seen when she appeared in an episode of “Koffee with Karan” with Hema Malini. There have been movies where she has co-starred with Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Moushmi Chatterjee etc.

I am spoilt for choice as to which song to present today. I can choose from any of the movies I have mentioned or a song with any of the co-stars I have listed. I am choosing a song with the co-stars I listed, in fact a song which features three talented ladies- Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and our dear birthday girl Zeenie. It is from the 1982 Umesh Mehra directed “Ashanti”. It had a huge star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Mithun Chakravarty with the above-mentioned ladies and Amrish Puri. The music director was R.D. Burman and lyricist was Anand Bakshi. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. We have Mithun and Rajesh Khanna in disguise for that matter even the girls are dressed as Lavani dancers.

Happy Birthday Zeenat dear. Wish you all health and happiness today and forever.


Song-Laungi mirchi main Kolhapur ki (Ashanti)(1982) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
All

Lyrics

suniye
main jis sheher mein jaati hooon
kehte hai sheher ke log
arey saare seher ko lag jaata hai
mere prem ka rog
kehta thha ye ek paagal thaane ka pahreder
ho o o o
arey tere aashiq bhare hain andar
paagal hain do chaar aar
hhaa aaa aa aa
o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi

laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi

ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath
aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath

bechaare ki chutti ho gayi ee ee ee hi hi
bechaare ki chutti ho gayi
aisa ho gaya haal
log uthha ke le gaye usko seedha haspataal
bachke rehna
phir na kahna

laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sun kar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sunkar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
ae ae ae ae he
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
kar baitha thha preet
aaj talak gaata phirta
galiyon mein yahi geet

o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

waise to main sharmeeli hoon
lekin mere hazoor
mirchi mirchi hoti hai
nahin hoti koi khajoor
bhool se ik deewaana mera aa aa ho
bhool se ik deewaana mera
dil baitha thha maang
wahin hai baithha
jahaan pe maine
todi uski taang

o bach ke rahna
phir na kahna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur li
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi
haan


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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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 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 his 100th writeup in the blog

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 44 # ‘Shammi Kapoor – in remembrance #
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Today 21st October 2016 is the birth anniversary of Shammi Kapoor (21.10.1931-14.08.2011) – the ‘charming’ – ‘flamboyant’ – ‘infectious energetic’ (as some sources mentioned it) – ‘graceful’ etc.etc. One may keep on adding the adjectives that would come to mind and when one is talking of Hindi Cinema, we know we are talking of Shammi Kapoor.
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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. This is his 400th writeup in the blog

apni marzi se kahaan apne safar ke hum hain
rukh hawaaon kaa jidhar kaa hai udhar ke hum hain

-Nida Fazli

[There is no choice for us as to where we embark on the journey.
Where the direction of the wind is the place to which we belong].
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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 is his 1000th writeup in the blog

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 32
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hazaaron khwaahishen aisi
ke har khwaahish pe dam nikle
bahut nikle mere armaan
magar phir bhi kam nikle

roz aise hi hota hai, it happens almost every day. Every day, there is a song that comes to mind, or a song that someone reminds me of, or a ‘new’ old song that I get to hear – a song that is not yet on the blog, or maybe not yet online even. There is an immediate urge, a rush to sit down at my desk and finger type a new post on my laptop. And also upload it online, if need be. Many a time I even start it. The melody continues to hum in the mind. Always overlaid on to another melody that is now a fixture in the backdrop, a melody that you have heard me mention often in my writings – ye hansta hua kaarvan zindagi ka na poochho chala hai kidhar
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