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4483 Post No. : 15994

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part V: Year 1951
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This series began in a small way because Lata Mangeshkar had sung very few songs in her earlier years -only nine songs in first two years and 50 songs in the third year.

From her fourth year, viz 1949, Lata Mangeshkar was on her own. She sang 153 songs in 1949 and established her as the new female playback singing sensation of HFM. The next year viz 1950 saw her singing 143 songs.

Now we come to her next decade, viz the decade of 1950s. The first year of the decade, viz 1951 saw Lata Mangeshkar singing as many as 223 songs for Hindi movies that were released in this calender year. This is the highest number of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies released in a calender year. So statistically Lata Mangeshkar touched the peak of her playback career in 1951.

Here are the details of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in HFM in movies that were released in 1951:-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaraam Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (3) Prem Dhawan (2)
2 Aawaara Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 4 2 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
3 Adaa Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
4 Afsaanaa Husnlal Bhagatram 5 5 5 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali (4) Gafil Harnalwi (1)
5 Albelaa C Ramchandra 10 10 3 7 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
6 Baadal Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 6 1 0 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
7 Badi Bahoo Anil Biswas 5 5 2 2 1 0 Prem Dhawan (2) Rajinder Krishan (1) Rangeen (1) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (1)
8 Bhola Shankar Snehal Bhatkar 0 2 2 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
9 Bikhre Moti Ghulam Mohammad 1 4 3 1 0 0 Akhtar ul Iman
10 Buzdil S D Burman 5 5 4 1 0 0 Shailendra (4) Kaifi Azmi (2) incl one jointly written song
11 Daaman K Datta 5 5 3 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2) Ehsan Rizvi (1)
12 Deedaar Naushad 5 5 3 1 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Dholak Shyam Sundar 2 2 0 2 0 0 Aziz Kashmiri
14 Do Sitaare Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
15 Ek Nazar S d Burman 5 5 4 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
16 Ek Thhaa Raaja C R Subbaraman 0 2 2 0 0 0 Pt Sudrshan
17 Ghazab Unknown 0 1 0 0 0 1 A Karim
18 Gumaashta K Datta 1 2 2 0 0 0 Wahid Qureshy
19 Halchal Md Shafi (5) Sajjad Hussain (2) 7 7 4 3 0 0 Khumar Barabankwi
20 Ham Log Roshan 5 5 4 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil Uddav Kumar
21 Jaadoo Naushad 4 4 4 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
22 Kaali Ghataa Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
23 Khazaana C Ramchandra 8 8 5 3 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
24 Lachak Motiram 1 2 2 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni (1) Shriram Vohra (1)
25 Maalti Madhav Sudhir Phadke 3 5 4 1 0 0 Narendra Sharma
26 Madhosh Madan Mohan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
27 Malhaar Roshan 6 6 3 3 0 0 Indeewar (2) Kaif Irfani (2) Shyam Lal (1) Traditional (1)
28 Murliwaala Sudhir Phadke 2 7 6 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
29 Naadaan Chic Chocolate 6 6 3 3 0 0 P L Santoshi
30 Naazneen Ghulam Mohammad 1 3 3 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
31 Nageena Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
32 Nakhre Hansraj Bahl 1 3 2 0 0 1 Bharat Vyas (1) Aarzoo Lucknowi (1) Verma Malik (1)
33 Nand Kishore Snehal Bhatkar 3 6 6 0 0 0 Narendra Sharma
34 Naujawaan S D Burman 3 3 2 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
35 Pyaar Ki Baaten Khayyaam 2 2 2 0 0 0 Khawar Zamaan
36 Sabz Baagh Vinod 3 3 3 0 0 0 Aziz Kashmiri
37 Sagaai C Ramchandra 7 7 3 2 1 1 Rajinder Krishan
38 Sainyyaan Sajjad Hussain 6 6 6 0 0 0 D N Madhok (3) Rajinder Krishan (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
39 Sanam Husnlal Bhagatram 1 1 0 0 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
40 Sansaar E Sankar Sastri 3 7 6 1 0 0 Pt Indra Chandra
41 Sarkaar Pt Govindram 0 2 2 0 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
42 Saudaagar C Ramchandra 3 5 5 0 0 0 P L Santoshi
43 Saza S D Burman 6 6 4 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan (5) Sahir Ludhianvi (1)
44 Shabistan C Ramchandra 2 2 0 1 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
45 Shagun Husnlal Bhagatram 2 4 3 1 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
46 Shokhiyaan Jamal Sen 3 3 1 0 2 0 Kidar Sharma
47 Stage Husnlal Bhagatram 2 4 2 2 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
48 Taraana Anil Biswas 8 8 5 2 1 0 D N Madhok (4) Prem Dhawan (3) Kaif Irfani (1)
49 Ustaad Pedro C Ramchandra 6 6 1 5 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Total 49 movies 24 MDs 187 223 158 52 10 3 37 lyricists

From the table, we see that Lata Mangeshkar gave playback in 49 movies. 98 movies were released that year. So one can say that she got to sing in 50 % of the movies that were released in 1951. She worked with 24 music directors and 37 lyricists. It was in this year that she worked with music directors Madan Mohan, Sudhir Phadke and Roshan for the first time. She also sang the lyrics of Kaifi Azmi, Kidar Sharma, Sahir Ludhianvi and Verma Malik for the first time in this year.

Out of 223 songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in the year, as many as 187 songs have already been covered in the blog.

“Bhola Shankar”(1951) is alphabetically the first movie of 1951 that has Lata Mangeshkar songs that have not been covered in the blog. “Bhola Shankar”(1951) was directed by Vishraam Bedekar for Famous Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Prem Adeeb, Vijaylaxmi, Mahipal Sheela Naik, Prakash Gupta, Sadhana Bose, Bhagwan, Kamal, Balaram, Ram avtaar, Jyoti, Samant, Raj Kishore, Prem Ratan, Radheshyam etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it, including two Lata solos. Two songs from the movie have been covered.

The movie had two Lata Mangeshkar solos in it. There two songs have not been covered in the past.

Here is one of these songs.

This song is sung by Lata. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar. Ss mentioned earlier, Snehal Bhatkar was working with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time.

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

I have not been able to note the lyrics of the song fully to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Chanda tujhko laaj na aaye (Bhola Shankar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

Chanda aa tujhko laaj na aaye ae
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

jinki jataaon mein basta tu
aaj arre un bin hansta kyun
door chhupaa kar pran piyaa ko
apna roop dikhaaye chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye ae
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

sheesh piyaa ke tohe tu pyaara
un bin laage jo angaara
un bin laage jo angaara
roothh gaye mere chandmauli to
tu kyun mukh dikhlaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

saath gagan ganga tere sautin
leti hai mujhse badle gin gin
leti hai mujhse badle gin gin
poochh ise kahin mere piya ka
baithhi na soch(?) chhupaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
meri chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa


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 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.

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4424 Post No. : 15841

While collecting information for writing articles on Hindi songs in Bangla films, I have often come across discussions and references about the beauty and the elegance of Suchitra Sen, Supriya Devi, Sandhya Roy and Sabitri Chatterjee in the golden period of Bangla film industry. In fact, during this period, all the four actresses ‘cornered’ a majority of Bangla films. In a way, they had partly contributed to the revival of Bangla film industry after a slump arising out of the partition of Bengal in 1947.

During this period, there was one more actress who was equally beautiful and had given outstanding performances in both Bangla and Hindi films who seems to have been almost forgotten now. The said actress is Sumitra Devi.

It is said that Sumitra Devi’s presence in the Calcutta (Kolkata) studios was so mesmersing that her co-stars Pradeep Kumar and Uttam Kumar used to visit the studios to watch her shootings even though they did not have their shooting schedule for those days. Shammi Kapoor who acted with her in ‘Chor Baazar’ (1954) had remarked that she was not only a beautiful actress but her etiquette and politeness brightened her beauty.

Today, August 28th is the 30th Remembrance Day of Sumitra Devi (22/07/1923 – 28/08/1990). She was born as Nileema (Lily) Chattopadhya in Shiuri (Bhirbum district), presently in West Bengal in a conservative brahmin family. Her father was a lawyer in Muzzafarpur in Bihar who was a nephew of Digambar Chatterjee, the then Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court. After the Bihar earthquake, the family shifted to Kolkata where she completed her schooling with some interruptions in her education. In 1944, the family once again shifted out of Kolkata to Bankura due to the threat of Japanese bombing. After the end of World War II, the family shifted back to Kolkata.

During her school days, Sumitra Devi participated in dramas and also in amateur dramas after she finished her schooling. She was influenced by the acting of Kanan Devi and Chandrabati Devi. While watching a Bangla film ‘Samadhan’ (1943), she felt that she can act better than the lead actress in the film. She was so obsessed with working in the film that one day she gate-crashed into New Theatres Studio, met Debaki Bose and said that she would like to work in a film. Debaki Bose was surprised to see a young girl asking for a film role. But at the same time, he was so struck by her beauty that he immediately offered her the heroine’s role in his next Bangla film ‘Sandhi’ (1944). She was asked to come to the studio the next day after getting the permission from her father. However, her father would not give her permission to join films. It was through the intervention of New Theatre’s boss, B N Sircar whose father was known to Sumitra’s father that finally she got permission to join films.

Even though Sumitra Devi was taken for the Bangla film, ‘Sandhi’ (1944), she also got a role in ‘My Sister’ (1944) opposite K L Saigal. ‘Sandhi’ (1944) was released first followed by ‘My Sister’ (1944). Both films were instant hits making Sumitra Devi a star overnight. She won the best actress award from Bengal Film Journalists Association for her very first film. ‘Wasiyatnama’ (1945) was her second Hindi film.

However, Sumitra Devi’s becoming a star had an opposite effect on her domestic front. She had to face non-co-operation from the family of her first marriage at Bhagalpur which ended in divorce. Later on, she worked in successful Bangla films like ‘Pather Dabi’ (1947), Abhijog (1947) and ‘Joyjatra’ (1948). In all these films, she worked opposite Debi Mukherjee with whom she got married on 21/10/1946. A son was born to her on 01/12/1947. However, after 10 days, Debi Mukherjee died on December 11, 1947. It was speculated that he committed suicide.

Sumitra Devi took a sabbatical from films for a year. However, it was imperative that she kept herself busy with the work. With her parents looking after her son, she resumed shooting in 1949 and did ‘Swami’ (1949) and ‘Devi Chaudharani’ (1949) among others which became hits. In 1950, she shifted to Mumbai with her parents when she was offered a lead role in Bombay Talkies’ ‘Mashaal’ (1950) opposite Ashok Kumar. Her performance in the film was appreciated and she got more Hindi films such as ‘Ghunguroo (1952), ‘Deewaana’ (1952) and ‘Mamta’ (1952) in which she got the varied roles from dancer, queen and a single mother, respectively. She did the lead role opposite Kishore Sahu in ‘Mayurpankh’ (1954), in ‘Chor Baazar’ (1954) opposite Shammi Kapoor and a neglected wife in ‘Jaagte Raho’ (1956) and its Bangla version, ‘Ekdin Ratre’ (1956).

In between, Sumitra Devi continued to get Bangla films in the 1950s and 60s, the prominent films being ‘Dasyu Mohan’ (1955) in which Pradeep Kumar was her lead actor. and ‘Saheb Bibi Golam (1956), in which she played the role of the wife of the younger landlord (Uttam Kumar). Her role was subsequently done by Meena Kumari in the Hindi version, ‘Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962). In the national award-winning film ‘Andhare Alo’ (1957), she played the role of a courtesan. (Note:The above biography of Sumitra Devi is mainly based on ‘Sumitra Devi – Interview of 1952 in Cineplot and ‘Sumitra Devi’ by Jyoti Prakash Guha on IDMb).

From the second half of 1950s, most of Sumitra Devi’s films – both Hindi and Bangla did not fare well on the box office. In Mumbai, she started getting roles mostly in B grade films. In Kolkata, with the successful arrival of the new actresses like Suchitra Sen, Supriya Devi, Sandhya Roy etc, Sumitra Devi was relegated to the background. Her active years as an actress in Hindi and Bangla films virtually ended by the middle of 1960s. Her acting career comprised of 23 Hindi films and about 12 Bangla films.

It is said that in her later life, Sumitra Devi got married to a Mumbai-based businessman. She got some minor character roles to play in a few Hindi films in 1970s and 80s. Sumitra Devi died in Mumbai on August 28, 1990 at the age of 67.

‘Raja Harishchandra’ (1952) was one of Sumitra Devi’s early Hindi films which she had done in Mumbai. The film was produced by C M Trivedi and was directed by Raman B Desai. The star cast included Prem Adib and Sumitra Devi in the lead roles supported by Moni Chatterjee, Bipin Gupta, Lalita Pawar, Gope, Tiwari, Kammo etc. The film had 6 songs written by four lyricists – Bharat Vyas, Ramesh Gupta, Gulshan Jalalabadi and Qamar Jalalabadi. The songs were set to music by Husnlal-Bhagatram. Four songs have been covered in the Blog.

On the occasion of the 30th Remembrance Day of Sumitra Devi today, I present the 5th song from the film, ‘gori gori chaandni aur poonam ki raat re’. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and picturised on Sumitra Devi in the role of Rani Taramati. This song is accredited to Bharat Vyas.

Video Clip (Longer)

Audio Clip:

Song-Gori gori chaandni ho aur poonam ki raat re (Raaja Harishchandra)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Based on video version)

gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re
gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re

aaj ki hai raat hai
o o
aaj ki hai raat piya paas mere aayange
roothhoongi main unse
wo aa ke manaayenge
aa ke manaayenge
o o o
aa ke manaayenge
gaayenge khushi ke geet
gaayege khushi ke geet
hilmil saath re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re
gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re

thandi thandi pawan saloni man bhaaye re….ae..ae ae ae
thandi thandi pawan saloni man bhaaye re…ae ae..ae ae ae
bindiya hamaari dekho gir gir jaaye re
gir gir jaaye re
bindiya hamaari dekho gir gir jaaye re
o o o
gir gir jaaye re
rimjhim rimjhim
rimjhim rimjhim
pade barsaat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re
gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re

kar ke singaar ho o o
kar ke singaar aaj unko rijhaaungi
odh ke chunariya sajan ghar jaaungi
sajan ghar jaaungi
o o o sajan ghar jaaungi
mehndi se laal laal
mehndi se laal laal
honge mere haath re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re
gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

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4422 Post No. : 15837

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Non Film Songs of Mukesh – 01
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“But, I dont remember singing this song.”- Legendary singer Kundan Lal Saigal is said to have said these words on hearing Mukesh’s iconic solo song from Peheli Nazar (1945).
Of all the awards, love, affection and recognition that Mukesh continues to draw the world over, I feel the above words by the legend was the single most and greatest achievement of Mukesh.

Remembering Mukesh on his remembrance day, I humbly start with this new series on his non-film songs.

Mukesh is one of the few singers whose filmi and non-filmi songs continue to be popular among the masses.

Before I proceed further, we must again thank one of the pioneers of compilation of film songs and the untiring efforts of Shri Harish Raghuwanshi, the compiler of Mukesh Geet Kosh. It was because of his widely acclaimed work that a fair and correct number of songs sung by Mukesh came to the fore. He has been most helpful to me in all my previous posts on Mukesh. The conviction with which I conclude and present posts is the assurance given by him that a particular table of song contents is correct. I will always remain hugely indebted to all the help he has rendered.

As we have seen in the past few years, quite a few rare and seldom heard released and unreleased film songs of Mukesh continue to be unearthed from the archives of HFM history.

Same is the case with NF songs. Though there are several lists available on the net, as a matter of fact not all are in the public domain as of now.

As such it is difficult to pin-point the exact number of NF songs sung by Mukesh in this post but we shall proceed with the series and see where we eventually land up. And since this series will generally be devoid of tables etc, I am contemplating writing on my personal experience topics in the forthcoming posts.

However, this post is on Mukesh and his voice. A phenomenal voice which cannot be explained in plain words and continues to enthrall music lovers the world over.

For Mukesh it was never about number of songs. Nor was it about remuneration. There are many recollections by artists who have said that Mukesh upon rendering the songs used to walk away without collecting his fees if the filmmakers were into any financial trouble.

In spite of having huge financial problems in the mid-fifties, Mukesh was never lured by financial gains. And, that is also the reason why he opted to sing many NFS.

It was always about quality of songs that he sang. No wonder it is an indisputable fact that he had the highest hit ratio among all his contemporaries.

Sadness in the voice was his virtue, a trademark that will remain etched in the annals of music for times to come.

For today’s inaugural post of the series, I take up this popular song written by Madhukar Rajasthani and composed by J. P. Kaushik.


Song-Aaj gagan se chanda utra (Mukesh NFS) (1963) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-J P Kaushik

Lyrics

aaj gagan se chanda utraa
aa gaya meri baahon mein
apalak dekhoon
keha na sakoon kuchh
hoyi raat nigaahon mein
aaj gagan se chanda utraa

cham cham chamke pathh taaron ka
chham chham karta kaun chala
cham cham chamke pathh taaron ka
chham chham karta kaun chala
sapnon ki tasveer si khinch gayi
door gagan ki raahon mein aen
aaj gagan se chanda utraa
aa gaya meri baahon mein
aaj gagan se chanda utraa

jaane kis dhun mein deewaana
madhushaala ke dwaar pe aaya
jaane kis dhun mein deewaana
madhushaala ke dwaar pe aaya
pyaala chhoota haath se uske
bikhra husn ke paanwon mein aen
aaj gagan se chanda utraa
aa gaya meri baahon mein
aaj gagan se chanda utraa


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4370 Post No. : 15703

“Mahasati Behula”(1964) was directed by Shanti Kumar for Adarshlok, Bombay. The movie had Mahipal, Jaimala, Lalita Pawar, Niranjan Sharma, Ulhas, Mridula etc in it.

This by now forgotten mythological movie had nine songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Today (5 July 2020) is the 38th remembrance day of Bharat Vyas (6 January 1918-5 July 1982 ). As a tribute to this legendary lyricist, who worked mostly in mythological movies, here is another song from “Mahasati Behula”(1964).

Like the first song, this song too is a duet which is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mukesh. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Shivram.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that this song is picturised on Mahipal and Jaimala.

This song mentions “poonam ka chaand” and that makes this song a topical song, seeing that today is poornima (guru poornima). In addition, today this poonam ka chaand is also figuring in a chandragrahan, the third chandragrahan for the year 2020.

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


Song-Chamke chaand poonam ka (Mahasati Behula)(1964) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Mukesh, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Shivram
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Do man magan jab naache
Pariyon ke ghunghar baaje

Priyatam mere rang raache
Sapne hue sab saanche
Ghunghat
Aa aa aa aa aa
Ghunghat ude resham ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

Jab tak hain chaand sitaare
Honge nahin hum nyaare
Ganga ki hum lehren hain
Jamuna ke hum hain kinaare
Sangam
Aa aa aa aa
aa aa
Sangam hai apne milan ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

Sapnon mein tum ho chhaaye
Dhadkan mein tum hi samaaye
Duniya ne jaal bichhaaye
Hum tum bichhad na paaye

Goonje
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Goonje geet sargam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka


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.

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4345 Post No. : 15653

Saga Of Sleepless Nights – 8
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aa jaao tadapte hain armaan
ab raat guzarne waali hai. . .

Good morning. It is 8 am, on Wednesday, the 10th June, 2020. We are onto the 162nd day of the year, and running through the 24th week. It is the 5th day (panchmi) of the waning moon cycle (krishna paksh) of the month of Aashaad. As per the Hijri calendar, today is the 17th day of the month of Shawwal.

The other important associations of today’s date are – it is the International Iced Tea Day – be sure to have a frosty glass of iced tea today. Today also is the International Ball Pen Day. This day in 1943, the first patent was issued in the US, for what would and has become the most popular writing instrument across the globe.

Notable Indian cinema association for today – it is the remembrance day of character actor and villain – Jeevan.
And the upcoming notable anniversaries are  – actress Shyama on 12th June and songwriter Prem Dhawan on the 13th June.

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This song is another one in the series of the sleepless nights saga.

aa jaao tadapte hain armaan
ab raat guzarne waali hai. . .

The song is from the 1954 film ‘Danka’. The film is a stunt cum costume drama which is produced under the banner of Goodwill Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by JP Advani. The cast of actors is listed as Nimmi, Amarnath, Mohna, Sundar, Heera Lal, Neelam, Shivraj, Uma Devi, Roop Kumar, and Om Prakash etc.

The film has eleven songs listed in the Geet Kosh. The songs are written by three lyricists – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Nazim Panipati and Arshi Ajmeri. This song is from the pen of Jaan Nisar Akhtar. The music for this film is composed by Aziz Hindi. The singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar. Viewing the list actors, it seems most likely that this song would have been picturized on Nimmi.

The song is an expression of sadness, expressed by the lady, as she is calling out to her beloved, telling him about the ambiance of the lovely albeit a lonely night that she is experiencing without him. The moon, the stars, the clear skies of a calm and sad night, all are waiting with her, giving her company in this loneliness. The emotions of longing and eagerness to be with him are making this forlorn night a difficult time to pass. The mighty splendors of love turn into a sigh of melancholy in the lonely nights of separation, as the heart and the arms ache to be with the beloved. And when that happens, the mind of the poet will express itself in these beautiful verses.

This lovely song is a new discovery for me. I am hearing it for the first time, as I checked out the short list of songs that I have prepared for this series. The words, the melody, and the life infused in them through of the singing voice of Lata – all come together to create this lovely song of wait and longing.

Listen and enjoy this obscure melody from the golden era of Hindi film music.

Ed note:- With this song, Jaan Nisaar Akhtar completes 200 songs as a lyricist in the blog.

 

Song – Ye Sitaare Ye Chaand, Ye Raatein Jawaan  (Danka) (1954) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – Aziz Hindi

Lyrics

ye sitaare ye chaand
ye raaten jawaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

bheegi raaten ye taaron bhara aasmaan
aa ja varna guzar jaayega ye sama
bheegi raaten ye taaron bhara aasmaan
aa ja varna guzar jaayega ye sama
tere bin soone soone hain donon jahaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

kab se aankhen hain bekhwaab tere liye
tere liye
kab se aankhen hain bekhwaab tere liye
tere liye
har tamanna hai betaab tere liye
haaye tere liye
main hoon aur gham ki khaamosh tanhaaiyan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

chhut na jaaye ummeedon ka daaman kahin
lut na jaaye tamanna ka gulshan kahin
chhut na jaaye ummeedon ka daaman kahin
lut na jaaye tamanna ka gulshan kahin
reh na jaaye adhoori meri daastan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

ye sitaare ye chaand
ye raaten jawaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये सितारे ये चाँद
ये रातें जवां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

भीगी रातें ये तारों भरा आसमां
आजा वरना गुज़र जाएगा ये समा
भीगी रातें ये तारों भरा आसमां
आजा वरना गुज़र जाएगा ये समा
तेरे बिन सूने सूने हैं दोनों जहां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

कब से आँखें हैं बेख़्वाब तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
कब से आँखें हैं बेख़्वाब तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
हर तमन्ना है बेताब तेरे लिए
हाय तेरे लिए
मैं हूँ और ग़म की खामोश तनहाईयां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

छुट ना जाये उम्मीदों का दामन कहीं
लुट ना जाये तमन्ना का गुलशन कहीं
छुट ना जाये उम्मीदों का दामन कहीं
लुट ना जाये तमन्ना का गुलशन कहीं
रह ना जाये अधूरी मेरी दास्तान
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

ये सितारे ये चाँद
ये रातें जवां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद


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Blog Day: 4338 Post No.: 15637

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 33
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When I look back at 2010, the blog posting rate was surprisingly similar to the post rate of 2020. Every day one or two posts appeared during 2010. The blog clocked around 60 odd posts per month. Same is happening even in 2020.

Coming to this date 10 years ago, viz 3 june 2010, two posts were discussed in the blog as below :-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Tere binaa zindagi se koi shikwa nahin Aandhi (1975) All songs covered
Mil ke bhi ham mil na sake

Sunahri Naagin (1963) 07 of 08 songs posted

“Sunahri Naagin-1963” was directed by Babubhai Mistry for Everest Pictures, Bombay. Its story and screenplay were by Pt Madhur and Vishwanath Pandey. Dialogues were by C K Mast. It was a fantasy movie which had Mahipal, Helen, Sulochana, Anwar Hussain, Sapru, Priti Bala aka Zeb Rehman, Ulhas, Paul Sharma, Jeevankala, Bela Bose, Madhumati, Sheela Kashmiri, Kamal Mehra etc in it.

When I was going through the above, I thought that I was going through the credits of “Parasmani”(1963). Both movies were created by the same team, and even the star cast had much in common. Mahipal was the hero in both the movies, Here in ‘Sunahri Naagin'(1963), we have Helen in female lead instead of Geetanjali.

“Sunahri Naagin”(1963) had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the seven songs covered in the blog:-

S N Song Post number in blog Date of posting
1 Been na bajaana jaadu na jagaanaa 2342 12-March-2010
2 Tu hi tu hai main dekhaa karoon 2345 14-March-2010
3 Chhedoge mujhko agar jaan ke 2449 16-March-2010
4 Mil ke bhi ham mil na sake 2511 3-June-2010
5 Main to ho gayi re badnaam 14495 16-July-2018
6 Yoon na akadiye yoon na bigadiye 15482 16-March-2020
7 Donon haathhon se dil kyun sambhaala hai 15493 24-March-2020

From the table, it can be seen that the movie made its debut in march 2010 and I discussed three songs from the movie in that month. Another song was discussed in june 2010. Then this movie was not taken up again in the blog for eight years.

This year, two songs have been discussed and one of these two songs was a Blog Ten Year Challenge song.

Today, another blog ten year challenge opportunity presents itself. On this occasion, here is this lovely song from “Sunahri Naagin”(1963). It is sung by Mukesh and Lata. The song is picturised on Mahipal and Helen. This song appears to be the song corresponding to Chori chori jo tumse mili to log kyaa kahenge of “Parasmani”(1963).

Not only are the singers same in the two songs, even the lyricist 9Farooque Kaiser is the same. Parasmani had music by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Here Kalyanji Anandji are the music director. Though HFGK is silent about the assistant music directors, it appears to me that Laxmikant Pyarelal may have been the assistant music director in this movie. I can notice Laxmikant Pyarelal stamp in this song.

It is a lovely song to listen to. Its lyrics and details were sent jointly by Prakashchandra and Avinash Scrapwala. Prakashchandra gave valuable background information on this movie whereas Avinash Scrapwala was the catalyst behind this Blog Ten Year Challenge Post.

With this song, all the eight songs of “Sunahri Naagin”(1963) are covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEEED in the blog. I notice that “Parasmani”(1963) too had been YIPPEED with its equivalent song viz Chori chori jo tumse mili to log kyaa kahenge . Such coincidences occur in the blog all the time.

Audio

Video

Song-Tujhe chaand kahoon ya phool kahoon (Sunahri Naagin)(1963) Singers-Mukesh, Lata, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)
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tujhe chaand kahoon yaa aa
phool kahoon
tujhe chaand kahoon yaa aa
phool kahoon
mere pyaar ka koi
naam nahin
haaye naam nahin
main teri nazar mein ae
bas jaaun
main teri nazar mein ae
bas jaaun
duniya se mujhe koi
kaam nahin
haaye kaam nahin

zulfon ki chamak ye kehti hai
tu koi sunehri naagin hai
zulfon ki chamak ye kehti hai
tu koi sunehri naagin hai
har saans mein sholaa tadpe hai
har geet mein dil ki dhadkan hai
har geet mein dil ki dhadkan hai

aankhon mein nashaa saa chhaayaa hai
aur haath mein mere
jaam nahin
haaye jaam nahin
main teri nazar mein
bas jaaun
duniya se mujhe koi
kaam nahin
haaye kaam nahin

do chaar ghadi kaa
milnaa ye
ab saari umar kaa bandhan hai ae
do chaar ghadi kaa
milnaa ye
ab saari umar kaa bandhan hai ae

tum naam wafaa ka
lete ho
duniyaa to wafaa ki
dushman hai
duniyaa to wafaa ki
dushman hai
do pyaar bharey dil waalon ko
duniyaa mein kahin aaraam nahin
aaraam nahin

tujhe chaand kahoon yaa
phool kahoon
mere pyaar ka koi
naam nahin
haaye naam nahin
main teri nazar mein
bas jaaun
duniya se mujhe koi
kaam nahin
haaye kaam nahin ee

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Devnagri Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तुझे चाँद कहूँ या आ
फूल कहूं
तुझे चाँद कहूँ या आ
फूल कहूं
मेरे प्यार का कोई
नाम नहीं
हाए नाम नहीं
मैं तेरी नज़र में ए
बस जाऊं
मैं तेरी नज़र में ए
बस जाऊं
दुनिया से मुझे कोई
काम नहीं
हाए काम नहीं

जुल्फों की चमक ये कहती है
तू कोई सुनहरी नागिन है
जुल्फों की चमक ये कहती है
तू कोई सुनहरी नागिन है
हर सांस में शोला तडपे है
हर गीत में दिल की धड़कन है
हर गीत में दिल की धड़कन है

आँखों में नशा सा छाया है
और हाथ में मेरे
जाम नहीं
हाए जाम नहीं
मैं तेरी नज़र में ए
बस जाऊं
दुनिया से मुझे कोई
काम नहीं
हाए काम नहीं

दो चार घडी का
मिलना ये
अब सारी उम्र का बंधन है ए
दो चार घडी का
मिलना ये
अब सारी उम्र का बंधन है ए

तुम नाम वफ़ा का
लेते हो
दुनिया तो वफ़ा की
दुश्मन है
दुनिया तो वफ़ा की
दुश्मन है
दो प्यार भरे दिल वालों को
दुनिया में कहीं आराम नहीं
आराम नहीं

तुझे चाँद कहूँ या आ
फूल कहूं
मेरे प्यार का कोई
नाम नहीं
हाए नाम नहीं
ैं तेरी नज़र में ए
बस जाऊं
दुनिया से मुझे कोई
काम नहीं
हाए काम नहीं


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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.

Blog Day :

4280 Post No. : 15521

In my last article, I had discussed playback singer and actor Shyam Kumar, who has acted in many Hindi films but remained unidentified for most of the Hindi film audience. In this write-up, I am presenting one more such actor who has made us to notice him in many films but remained unsung because he did very small roles in most of the films in which he got opportunity to act – mostly as a sidekick, a henchman, a doctor, barman, hotel manager etc.  Though his roles in most of the films have been very brief say, not be more than 5 minutes duration but whatever he did as an actor in varied roles, it was noticeable to the filmy audience. The actor is Keshav Rana whose face in the films may be familiar to many cine audience but may not be known by his name to them.

I had seen Keshav Rana in some of the films in the late 60s and early 70s during which I was active in watching films almost every week-end but I was not aware of his name.  His acting as a police inspector in ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) in a comical situation has still remained in my memory.  I did not know his name until I started collecting the pictures of personalities connected with Hindi films during the last 5-6 years. It was a co-incidence that his image propped up when I was searching for something else. And the image of Keshav Rana emerged as a scene from a film ‘Dillagi’ (1966). That was the beginning of my work to identify him in many more films.

Not much information about the early life of Keshav Rana is available on-line. The only information I know from IMDb is that his full name is Keshav Singh Rana and he belongs to Faizabad in UP. From his filmography, it appears that he came to Mumbai to join the film industry in the later half of 1950s. His first film as an actor was ‘Anjaan’ (1956). His most active years was 1960s and 1970s when he worked in around 50 and 70 films, respectively. On a rough count, Keshav Rana must have worked in around 130 films during 1956-1986.

During the last fortnight, I have seen some important films with Keshav Rana’s  scenes under prominent banners like that of Shakti Samanta, Arjun Hingorani, Ramesh Sippy, J Omprakash, BR Chopra, Prakash Mehra etc. He did a variety of roles in the films but in most of the films, he was moslty typecast as  Police Inspector/Commissioner, Doctor,  Hotel Manager, Barman, a patron of mujra dances etc.  In others films, he mostly performed roles in negative shades and sidekicks to the main actors. Of the films of Keshav Rana, I watched, the only film in which he got a relatively longish role of Puran Bahadur in negative shade of a blackmailer was in ‘Dillagi’ (1966).

Keshav Rana excels in negative roles with a smiling face. But behind his smiling face lies his evil and manipulative designs to blackmail his victims. In this role, he generally avoids fighting and bloodbath in most of his films. He leaves these parts to other henchmen. For example, in films like ‘Dillagi’(1966) and ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ (1978), he takes out his Rampuri knife but never uses it. Instead, he entrusts his fellow henchmen to fight it out. His light comical roles as a police inspector in ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) with Hema Malini (as Geeta) and as a barman in ‘Shaan’ (1980) with Amitabh Bachchan have been well appreciated.

I have uploaded an audio clip incorporating along with the song, the screen shots of scenes in which Keshav Rana appears in some of his important films. Check out the audio link below.

‘Qatl’ (1986) appears to be Keshav Rana’s last film after which he did not act in any film. I could not get any information as to what he did thereafter.

Keshav Rana had played a small role of a patron of a kotha dancer in ‘Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo’ (1962), the first Bhojpuri film.  The film was directed by Kundan Kumar. The star cast included Kumkum, Ashim Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Tiwari, Bhagwan Sinha, Helen, Leela Mishra, Kumari Khanna (Padma Khanna) etc. The story, screen-play and dialogues were written by Nazir Hussain. Songs were written by Shailendra which were set to music by Chitrgupt.

I am presenting the song ‘Luk Chhip Badra Mein Chamke Jaise Chanwa’ from the first Bhojpuri film rendered by Lata Mangeshkar and picturised on Kumkum who is dancing for the patron, Keshav Rana.

Listening to the song in audio clip gives a feel of the dance in a nautanki (folk theatre) in the rural Bhojpuri region. And why not? Both Shailendra and Chitragupt hail from Bhojpur region of Bihar.

Video

Audio

Song – Luk Chhip Badra Mein Chamke Jaise Chanwa (Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo) (1962) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Chitragupt

 

Lyrics

luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
 
sonwa aisan piyar mor rangwa
phoolwa aisan komal mor angwa
sonwa aisan piyar mor rangwa
phoolwa aisan komal mor angwa
hirani aisan kajarwa naina chamke
kajrwa naina chamke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
 
hamri baari umar ladkoriya
bhanwra neha lagaae barjoriya
hamri baari umar ladkoriya
bhanwra neha lagaawe barjoriya
hum t dolat paayaliya mori chhamke
paayaliya mori chhamke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusum re chunariya utar gamke
 
champa phoole chameli phoole bagiya
sudhi na lihale ram balam beragiya
champa phoole chameli phoole bagiya
sudhi na lihale ram balam beragiya
kehu na jaane basela kahunwa ramke
basela kahunwa ramke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke

luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

सोनवा ऐसन पियर मोर रंगवा
फुलवा ऐसन कोमल मोर अंगवा
सोनवा ऐसन पियर मोर रंगवा
फुलवा ऐसन कोमल मोर अंगवा
हिरनी ऐसन कजरवा नैना चमके
कजरवा नैना चमके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

हमरी बारी उमर लरकोरिया
भंवरा नेहा लगावे बरजोरिया
हमरी बारी उमर लरकोरिया
भंवरा नेहा लगावे बरजोरिया
हम त डोलत पायलिया मोरी छ्मके
पायलिया मोरी छ्मके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

चंपा फूले चमेली फूले बगिया
सुधि न लिहले राम बलम बैरगिया
चंपा फूले चमेली फूले बगिया
सुधि न लिहले राम बलम बैरगिया
केहू न जाने बसेला कहुंवा रमके
बसेला कहुंवा रमके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusaist 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.

Blog Day :

4228 Post No. : 15437 Movie Count :

4253

As valentine day party songs go, this one is not really so big on the event. Except for the heart shaped balloons, there is no other indication of this being a valentine day song. Point to be noted is that, the blog seems to have ignored this occasion also, along with a host of other days that are specifically designated throughout the year. Whatsapp university does a quite adequate job of reminding us of all these days, be it mother’s day, father’s day, couple day, hug day, chocolate day to name a few. These are just the days which came readily to mind, because a few of them were during this past week.

I remembered this song today just out of the blue from the film “Dil to paagal hai”. I remember seeing this film in theatre, must be in 1997. My elder sister was very fond of Yash Chopra films and the star cast was, as it is very much ascending stars of the era. Nevertheless I remember at one point in the film, where I told my sister that I don’t want to see this film and we are leaving. Which point I don’t care to share here.

This song talking of ‘Chaand’ & ‘Raat’ is actually compliant with my posts series titled ‘Chaandni Raatien”. Composer is Uttam Singh and the lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. It is picturized on Shah Rukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. Shah Rukh and Karishma are at a Valentine Day party, whereas Madhuri Dixit is at her home, dreaming and singing along. At this point I think Shah Rukh and Madhuri haven’t met each other, but are scheduled to meet and fall in love. This song is in anticipation of the things to come in the story, because you see they have read the script and the song was ready, so the situation had to be created for it. Udit Narayan sings for Shah Rukh and Lata Mangeshkar is singing for Madhuri and Karishma both. The song is very catchy too despite being a mood song.

The film is full of melodious hit songs which were a rage then. Film and the songs won quite a few awards too. This song is having the tunes of other songs from the same film, as interlude. Again as I said the characters are anticipating the songs to feature in the film later on. Good imagination all around.


Song-Chaand ne kuchh kaha raat ne kuchh suna(Dil To Paagal Hai)(1997) Singers-Udit Narayan, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Uttam Singh
Chorus

Lyrics

Hey hey
oo ho ho ho ho
Hmmm mmmmm
La la la laa laaaa

Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Meri gali mere ghar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar

Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
La la
laa laa laa laa laa

Kya kahoon kya pataa
Baat kya ho gayee ee
Dillagi ye mere
Saathh kya ho gayee
Ik ishaara hai yeh
Dil pukaara hai ye
Ik ishaara hai yeh
Dil pukaara hai ye
Iss se churaa na nazar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar

Hey hey
Ah ha ha
aa haa

Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa
Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa
Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa

Ho oo ooo
Ooo ooooo
Hmmm mmmm
Mmmmmmm
La la la la la la
La la la laa la laa
Hai kaun kya khabar
Koyi to hai magar
Sapnon mein hai kahin
Aata nahin nazar
Main yehaan
wo wahaan
Aa rahi phir yehaan
Main yehaan wo wahaan
Aa rahi phir yehaan
Aawaaz kis ki magar

Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
La la
laa laa laa laa laa

Aaa aaaa aaaaaa
Aaa aaaa aaaaaa

Jis pe ham mar mitey
Uss ko pataa bhi nahin

aa aa aa aa aa
O Jis pe ham mar mitey
Uss ko pataa bhi nahin
Kya gila ham Karen
Wo bewafaa bhi nahin
Ham ne jo sun liyaa
Uss ne kahaa bhi nahin
Ae dil zara soch kar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar

Hey hey
Ah ha ha aa haaaa
La la laa laa laaa laaa
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Meri gali mere ghar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar

Hey hey
La la la la laa la laa
Oh ho ho
Hmm mmmm mmm hmm hmm
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar


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.

Blog Day : 4108 Post No. : 15259

Today’s song is a lovely duet by Lata and Hemant Kumar, from film Daaka-59. The film was made by Starland productions, Bombay for Hasmukh Kheda. The film was directed by Nanubhai Bhatt and the 6 songs of the film were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri (2 songs) and by Prem Dhawan (4 songs). Their music was composed by the King of Melody – Chitragupta. Dilip Dholakia was his assistant for this movie.

The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Maruti, Smriti Biswas, Badri Pershad, Balam, Kesari, Kathana etc.etc. Songs of this film were recorded in 1956, but for reasons not known to us, the film was censored only in 1959 (25-11-1959). The length of the film was 12,698 feet and was in 14 reels.

Why I gave the details of the length and number of reels is that during the period of 50s, I remember how the films used to begin in the theatres. In Hyderabad city, once the show time was up, the theatre would be plunged in darkness and advertisements would start with slides or shorts. After this, usually there would be Indian News Reel or a Documentary of the Films Division. The Indian News reel was interesting and when some Cricket match was being played, here or abroad, some shots of the match would be shown. By this time, all the audience used to be in their seats. The first scene of the start of the main film was showing its Censor Certificate. It was at this time, when 99% audience used to read loudly in chorus, “14 Reels”, as if they had discovered some top secret ! Perhaps, it gave them an idea whether the film was a long one , normal or a short one.

Ashok Kumar (13-10-1911 to 10-12-2001) the Hero of this film, always surprised me. I wonder how much energy this man must have had. If you see his Career graph,it is most unusual. I am saying this because, normally an actor is at his best Performance level when he is young. As the age increases, his level diminishes and after a certain period, he is away from the Silver screen. In case of Ashok Kumar this is very different story. See the following chart and you will realise what I mean.

Period in years Aproximate Age No. of films done in the decade
Decade 1 (1936-1940 ) 25-30 years 12 (First film- Jeevan Naiya-1936)
Decade 2 (1941-1950 ) 30-40 years 23
Decade 3 (1951-1960) 40-50 years 55
Decade 4(1961-1970) 50-60 years 62
Decade 5(1971-1980) 60-70 years 85
Decade 6 (1981-1990) 70-80 years 60
Decade 7 (1991-1997 ) 81-86 years 13 (Last film- Aankhon mein tum ho-1997)

From 1936 to 1997 he acted in 310 films. That is a very long journey in films, of 61 years ! His first Heroine-Devikarani- was born in 1908 and the Heroine of his last film- Suman Ranganathan was born in 1974 ! He worked with Heroines from 4 generations (a film generation is counted as 15 years). Ashok Kumar ,in his career, paired with Devika Rani-she was 3 years elder to him in age- in 8 films, with Nalini Jayawant in 11 films and with Nirupa Roy in 21 films in 33 years’ period-from Bhai Bhai-56 to Dana Pani-89.

He had to sing his own songs. By that time the system of Playback had started, but actor singing his/her own songs also continued for some time. He sang 77 songs in 25 films. Effectively, his singing was halted by Mohd. Rafi, when he sang for Ashok Kumar in the film Saajan-47- a duet with Lalita Deulkar ( Humko tumhara hi aasra). After this Ashok Kumar sang one song each in film Chalti ka naam Gaadi-58, Aashirvad-68, Kangan-72, Khoobsurat-80 and finally in Shaukeen-82.

Look at his energy level in the above chart. As he grew up in age, his demand increased, he worked in more and more films till he was 86 year old. He was simply unique in this respect. May be Amitabh Bachhan is a match to him or even better than him because nowadays more films are made than before. I hope some contributor does this comparison in the same way.

When Ashok kumar started acting, he had a great problem. He did not know what to do with his hands. in all his early films, you will find him acting very awkwardly, because of this problem. When he acted in film Anjaan-41, this problem was solved. In this film he did a Doctor’s role, who is accused of a murder- which he did not commit. He had to be a detective to collect proof of his innocence and argue in the court also. During this period, he started smoking cigarettes and his ‘Hand’ problem was solved once for all. After this film, Ashok Kumar and his smoking became inseparable in every film ! (and also in private life) .

Ashok Kumar was one of those actors who did Natural acting in their films. Initially, that was not so, but after solving his ‘Hand’ problem in film Anjaan-41, he was one of the best such actor. Motilal, Sanjeev Kumar, Amol Palekar, Farooq Shaikh and Paresh Raval are some other names that came to my mind in this category.

For actress Smriti Biswas, film Daaka-59 was her last film. She quit films and married actor, director, producer and studio owner S D Narang.

Actress Smriti Biswas was born on 17-2-1932, in Calcutta in a middle class family. She was educated at home and she worked as child star in Bangla films, Sandhya and Dwandwa in the 1930s.

Hoping to make a better career, she shifted to Lahore. Here Pancholi studio gave her a break with the film Dhamkee-45. The film shooting started in 1943, but it was released in 1945. She got Raagini-45 in the same year. Its Director was Shanker Mehta. Two more of her films, viz Nek Dil-48 and Roop rekha-48 were also released there.

After Partition she returned to Calcutta. S.D.Narang, actor, producer and director also shifted to Calcutta along with her. He established his own Bengal National Studio and made Bangla and Hindi films with Smriti. Their ‘Ek Aurat’-48 was quite popular.

New Theatres cast Smriti in their film “Pehla Aadmi”-50 based on the story of Subhash Chandra Bose. It was directed by Bimal Roy. Both Smriti and Narang came down to Bombay. In the decade of 1950’s, she did about 21 films there. Daaka-59 was her last film. In 1960, she married S.D.Narang and retied from films, though she was still in demand. She has 2 sons. S.D.Narang died on 25-1-1986. She is in her 80s but enjoys life with family and friends.

Smriti Biswas did only about 27 films in her career, but her vivacious looks, sweet face and speaking style still reminds us of her roles.

Some of her more well known films are, Arab ka Saudagar-56, Bhai saheb-54, Lakhon mein ek-55, Samsheer-53, Aab e Hayat-55, Hum Safar-53 (opposite Dev Anand), Dilli ka Thug-58, Teen batti chaar Rasta-53, Baap re Baap-55 and Bhagam Bhag-56.

Recently I saw an article in Maharashtra Times of 14-4-2017. It was mentioned that She was living in a barely 500 square feet flat in Nashik, along with her two grown up, unmarried sons. All the property, Gold and money left by S D Narang was looted by other relatives and Smriti finds it difficult to pull on.

The Heroine of this film Nirupa Roy was a very unconventional actress of Hindi films. Her repertoire of roles was so varied that she could not be stamped with any one type of roles.

Nirupa Roy (4-1-1931 to 13-10-2004) was an enigma of Hindi Cinema. She has been a Heroine in 110 films,a mother in over 50 films,has been a Goddess in 50 Mythological films, a suffering wife in over 30 films and a Stunt girl in about 10 films.( I remember our Raja ji once said that it was difficult to imagine Nirupa Roy in any other dress than a Saree.) She sang Bhajans,romantic songs,Comedy songs,qawalis,sad songs and peasant folk songs on the screen.

She changed her Heroes like “Badalate huwe saathi”. She did 18 films with Trilok Kapoor ( 50-65), 12 films with Balraj Sahni ( 53-72), 16 films with P.Jairaj ( 53-78), and 21 films with Ashok Kumar ( 56-89). She was Amitabh’s mother in 12 films and a stunt Girl in 8 films. She even wrote a popular film song for film Samrat Chandragupta-58 ( Mujhe dekh chaand sharmaye – Lata).

Today’s song is a sweet duet of Lata and Hemant Kumar. Listening to some of their duets is a divine experience. Some of their duets like “yaad kiya dilne kahan ho tum”, “ye raat ye chandni phir kahan”, “gupchup gupchup pyar karen”, and ” Sanware salone aaye din bahar ke ” are some of the songs they made immortal in HFM. Lata’s voice never sounded sweeter with any other singer.

Today’s song is not as well known as the songs mentioned above, nevertheless this song has the hallmark of a Lata-Hemant Kumar duet song. It is a song that is best heard at night time- a “chhaayaageet” category song.


Song- Chaand ne kuchh kaha taaron ne kuchh suna (Daakaa)(1959) Singers- Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics- Prem Dhawan, MD- Chitragupta
Both

Lyrics

chaand ne kuchh kaha
taaron ne kuchh suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya
aankhen jhuk jhuk gayin
dhadkanen ruk gayin
kya bataaun mera dil kahaan kho gaya

chaand ne kuchh kaha taaron ne kuch suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya

hum to khud se hi nazren churaane lage
jaane kya soch kar muskuraane lage
hum to khud se hi nazren churaane lage
jaane kya soch kar muskuraane lage

ab to dil na kisi bhi bahaane lage
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya
aankhen jhuk jhuk gayin dhadkanen ruk gayin
kya bataaun mera dil kahaan kho gaya

raat aayi hai zulfen sanwaare huye
aankhon aankhon mein kya kya ishaare huye
raat aayi hai zulfen sanwaare huye
aankhon aankhon mein kya kya ishaare huye
bas hai itni khabar
hum tumhaare huye
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya

chaand ne kuchh kaha
taaron ne kuchh suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya


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

Blog Day : 4046 Post No. : 15175

Am writing this post with a heavy heart.
I never expected that I’d be writing a post on this occasion so soon.
But if we’ve learnt anything about life in all our lives, it is that life is unpredictable.
For all the wonderful advancements that science has made, we still don’t know who will live how long. All we know is that everyone has to go some day.

As it turned out, Independence Day 2019 was the day that Vidya Sinha, well-known heroine of (mainly) the 1970s, had to leave us and go.

When I came across the news on Twitter this (15th August) afternoon, I felt immensely sad. She had passed away in the morning.

A few days earlier I had got the news that she was on ventilator, with lung problems. That news shocked me because I had no idea that she was unwell at all. I had not heard about her for years – and then suddenly, boom, you get news like this.

So today, when I read the news of her death, it was not entirely unexpected. But that doesn’t mean it made me any less sad.

Vidya Sinha was part of my childhood, part of my schooldays.

I’ve often said I am a 1970s boy – which means my school life spanned that decade.

It is also the decade that I have most nostalgic memories of – especially with regard to films and music. In the 1980s, I was busy with higher studies, career, moving places etc – life changed quite a bit. And of course, thereafter, other priorities took over.

So it is the 1970s, and my experiences of that decade, the films I watched, the songs I listened to, that have particularly fond memories for me.

And Vidya Sinha was certainly very much part of those fond memories. As it turned out, the main part of her career was totally in that decade. Though she acted in the 80s too (and even later), I will always associate her with the 1970s.

I will not discuss her personal life – to be honest, I don’t know much about it. I am sure there are many other sources that can, and will, provide this. I will myself learn about it only from them.

This post, written so soon after her passing away, is just to pay her my own personal tribute.

Many who have remarked on her death, have referred to her as having the “girl next door” image in her films. And that’s not entirely off the mark. In many of her films, this was the type of role she played. Both her best-known films, Rajnigandha (1974) and Chhoti Si Baat (1976) portrayed her as a woman who you could easily run into in Bombay at a bus stop, waiting for a BEST bus. Or working in an office. She had that unassuming, down-to-earth image about her.

And it was this image that endeared her to many at that time.

That was the time when Hema Malini was the reigning female superstar. Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh and Raakhee were also popular. Rekha , though not yet the star she was to become, had her fair share of films. Parveen Babi and Reena Roy were beginning to make their mark. Then there were others, like Yogeeta Bali, Moushumi Chatterjee and Sulakshana Pandit, who had their fans too.

Many of these heroines comfortably fitted the requirement of the typical mid-1970s masala film. Stories often had a plot around smuggling, or (if village-based) dacoits. There’d be song-and-dance, a car (or horse) chase, “disguises” – the usual masala stuff. Music was often loud, costumes even louder.

Then you also had the “art” films of the mid-70s. Dominated by Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil.

But there was also room for simple, wholesome entertainment – without the above-mentioned elements. Films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee specialized in this.

And this is where Vidya Sinha fitted in very comfortably.

She didn’t have a very prolific, or long, career – certainly not by standards of other heroines. She also didn’t have a very wide variety of roles, unlike many other heroines.

But one thing for sure. In almost every film she did, she had a role that you felt was just tailormade for her. Ok, she wasn’t a star like Hema Malini, but the roles themselves needed an understated, non-star type, actor. And no one did that better than Vidya. (In later years, Deepti Naval would do similar roles).

Vidya doesn’t quite get credit for her acting – but I think it could also be because I always felt she didn’t “act”. She just seemed to be natural for her role – you didn’t even notice her “acting”.

In those days, when I was in school, Hema, being the reigning superstar, was the favourite for many of my friends. In trying to be “hatke” :-), I preferred Vidya, Moushumi, Leena C, even Sulakshana. Their films usually had better storylines, I felt.

I’ve seen most of Vidya’s films of the time – she didn’t act in too many.
The ones that I remember are Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Karm (1977), Mukti (1977), Inkaar (1977), Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978), Tumhaare Liye (1978) and Atithee (1978).

I have very fond memories of those times, and of her – which is why it hit harder to hear about her illness, and her death.

She might not be physically around anymore, but her films will remain with us. And memories of her films. I thank her for these at least.

Moving on the song for today, it is from a film Mera Jeevan (1976).

Now this is a film I do not recall seeing. But when I checked the songs, all of them seemed familiar. That’s possibly because at that time, I used to get to listen to a lot of songs, without having any clue about the film. I’d get to hear the song on radio, or through my classmates in school. Or I might even have seen the film at that time, but have no recall of it.

There are 4 songs in this film – of which 3 are already posted. The title song sung by Kishore Kumar “mera jeevan kuchh kaam na aaya” is quite well-known, as is “tera jogi aaya” by Rafisaab. The other song posted already is “Koi mere haathon mein mehendi lagaa de”, sung by Asha Bhosle. I’ve heard this song too in my schooldays.

The song that remains to be posted is “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare”, sung by Asha Bhosle. From the clip it appears that Vidya Sinha is a teacher at a school, and singing this song to her students.

Lyrics are by MG Hashmat, probably best-known for “mera jeevan koraa kaagaz”. At least, that’s the first time I heard of him.

The song “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare” is philosophical – talking primarily about life.

Which, given the context of this post, is most apt.

A few lines struck me as particularly poignant

Jeevan khilona hai
Kitna salona hai
Sukh dukh ke aansoo ka
Haar phirona hai
Isi khilone se
Khel rachaana hai
Kya leke aaye the
Kya leke jaana hai

So very true.

We come into this world with nothing, and with nothing we will one day return.

All we leave behind are a legacy, if at all, and memories.

Go well, Vidya Sinha.

Thank you for the memories.

May your soul rest in peace.

Om Shanti.

PS-With this philosophical song, all the songs of “Mera Jeewan”(1976) have been covered in the blog and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare(Mera Jeewan)(1976) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Sapan Jagmohan
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa

ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
bolo bolo
hamaare
nahin
uske
jisne hum sab ko banaaya hai
achcha
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

nadiya ki dhaara ye
badle kinaara ye
thham nahin paaye kyun
behti hi jaaye kyun
kahaan se aati hai
kahaan ko jaati hai
kisne pukaara hai
kiska ishaara hai
ghoome zameen
aur aasmaan
manzil miley
jaane kahaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

jeewan khilauna hai
kitna salona hai
sukh dukh ke aansu ka haar pirona hai
isi khilaune se
khel rachaana hai
kya leke aaye thhe
kya leke jaana hai
baadal kahe
jis ko jahaan
jalte dilon ka hai ye dhuaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare

bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare


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