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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 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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4912 Post No. : 16730

Today, December 29, 2021 is the 6th Remembrance Day of Subir Sen, singer, actor and the music director in Hindi and Bangla films. The resemblance of his voice with that of Hemant Kumar seems to have influenced the music director, Shankar-Jaikishan to try him as a playback singer in Hindi films. Subir Sen sang just 28 songs in Hindi films in the span of around 12 years. Most of the songs he rendered became popular.

Subir Sen (24/07/1934 – 29/12/2015) was born in Assam and grew up in Guwahati where his father had a pharmacy business. He completed his matriculation from Guwahati. From the childhood, he was drawn towards music and this was the reason that made his father to shift to Kolkata after selling his pharmacy business. During his growing up days, he was highly influenced by the singing of Dhananjay Bhattacharya, Hemant Kumar and Talat Mehmood. When he started singing their songs in some programmes, the audience started appreciating his renditions. He felt that he can also sing like his favourite singers which made him to pursue the singing as a career.

Subir Sen enrolled himself in Marris College of Music (later renamed as Bhatkhande Music Institute), Lucknow. During the third year of his college, he received the first prize for singing a vilambit Khayal in raag Purvi. Later, he learnt Hindustani classical music from Acharya Chinmoy Lahiri, a vocalist in Hindustani classical music. On the advice of Acharya Chinmoy, Subir Sen learnt the Thumri singing from Usha Ranjan Mukherjee for over 2 years.

On an invitation from Guru Dutt, Subir Sen along with the music director, Sudhin Dasgupta shifted to Mumbai and became the part of the Guru Dutt’s Films for his film under production (probably for ‘Pyaasa’1957). However, though they were on the payroll of Guru Dutt Films, they never got opportunity to sing in his film. It is said that Guru Dutt sent Subir Sen to S D Burman for audition. He introduced himself as a singer who sang in the style of Hemant Kumar. S D Burman rejected him without taking his audition by asking him as to why he should use him when he can have the original voice of Hemant Kumar. (Source: Interview of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma on S D Burman).

While Sudhin Dasgupta returned to Kolkata, Subir Sen got an opportunity to sing for the first time in Hindi films under the baton of Shankar-Jaikishan who were impressed with the resemblance of his voice with that of Hemant Kumar. The first song he sang in Hindi film was manzil wohi hai pyaar ki raahi badal gaye in ‘Kathputli’ (1957) picturised on Balraj Sahni. The song became very popular and was one of the three songs from ‘Kathputli’ (1957) to figure in the top 32 songs of Binaca Geetmala for the year 1958. In 1959-60, Subir Sen sang six songs in six films with six music directors (including one under the baton of Hemant Kumar), all of which became popular.

Subir Sen again came into the attention when his song, dil mera ek aas ka panchhi picturised on Rajendra Kumar (who was nick named as ‘Jubilee Kumar’), became even more popular than his first song, ranking 5th among the top 32 Hindi film songs of Binaca Geetmala for the year 1961.

With the kind of the early successes, Subir Sen must have dreamt of a bright future for him as a playback singer in Hindi films. But his discography in the table given below reveals that his playback singing career in Hindi films did not reach to a level to make a living out of it. In most of the films, he got the opportunity to sing only one song.

No. Songs Name of the Film Co-singer Music Director
1 manzil wohi hai pyaar ki Kathputli (1957) Solo Shankar-Jaikishan
2 pyaar mein milna sanam Ardhaangini (1959) Lata Vasant Desai
3 main rangeela pyaar ka raahi Chhoti Bahen (1959) Lata Shankar-Jaikishan
4 gori tere natkhat nainaa Ham Bhi Insaan Hain (1959) Geeta Dutt Hemant Kumar
5 dil leke jaate ho kahaan O Tera Kya Kehna (1959) Kamal Barot Kalyanji Virji Shah
6 hamen in raahon pe chalna hai Maasoom (1960) Aarti Mukherjee Robin Banerjee
7 gar tum bura na maano Mehlon Ke Khwaab (1960) Asha Bhosle S Mohinder
8 dheere chalaao zaraa Aas Ka Panchhi (1961) Asha Bhosle Shankar-Jaikishan
9 dil mera ek aas ka panchhi Aas Ka Panchhi (1961) Solo Shankar-Jaikishan
10 bahaare luta ke nazaare dikha ke Anarbala (1961) Suman Kalyanpur Bulo C Rani
11 dekho na jaao ae jaaneman Boy Friend (1961) Solo Shankar-Jaikishan
12 sun le daastaan yoon na sata Passport (1961) Solo Kalyanji-Anandji
13 aa jaa re nain dwaare Roop Ki Rani Choron ka Raja (1961) Chorus Shankar-Jaikishan
14 chanda salone itna bata de Sati Renuka (1961) Suman Kalyanpur S L Merchant
15 kya kaha zara phir kaho Gangu (1962) Geeta Dutt Kalyanji-Anandji
16 kasam na lijiye kasam na dijiye Jaadoo Mahal (1962) Purnima Seth Bulo C Rani
17 Jeewan ki lambi raahon par Pick Pocket (1962) Mahendra Kapoor Sardar Malik
18 thaam mujhe gir na jaaun Raaz Ki Baat (1962 UR) Solo Robin Banerjee
19 chaand tale jhoom jhoom Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai (1963) Suman Kalyanpur Dattaram
20 gagan ke chanda na poochh hamse Apne Huye Paraaye (1964) Lata Shankar-Jaikishan
21 haath chod de mera bedardi Hukum Ka Ekka (1964) Aarti Mukherjee Robin Banerjee
22 bujh gaya dil ka diya Jaadui Anghooti (1964) Solo Suresh Kumar
23 ab to aisa lagta hai Roop Sundari (1964) Solo Sardar Malik
24 jaago anjaani raajdulaari Ek Soorat Do Dil (1968) Aarti Mukherjee Bijan Pal
25 aah dil mein hai Rani Chandravati (1968, UR) Solo S N Tripathi
26 Ye pukaar kiske liye Rani Chandravati (1968, UR) Suman Kalyanpur S N Tripathi
27 sedin dujone dulechhinu bone (Bangla) Anubhav (1971) Solo Rabindranath Tagore
28 koi mera ho gaya Midnight (1972) Solo Subir Sen

The initial euphoria Subir Sen created in Hindi film music due to the resemblance of his voice with that of Hemant Kumar may have becoming a stumbling block in his playback singing career. It would be a natural response from the music directors that they would rather work with Hemant Kumar who had already established himself as a playback singer than Subir Sen. Also, producers, directors, actors and the film financiers/distributors have their own preferences for playback singers among the established ones.

Ashutosh Banerjee, music director who had composed many Bangla films and non-film songs for Subir Sen was of the view that while in Mumbai, Subir Sen started listening to a lot of western music during which Jim Reeves and Nat King Cole became his favourite singers. From Jim Reeves, he picked up the tonal quality and from Nat King Cole the drama in singing. In his subsequent renditions, Subir Sen was influenced by the styles of these two American singers.

Some changes in Subir Sen’s rendition style are evident in his later songs. For instance, in ‘dheere chalo zara’ from ‘Aas Ka Panchhi’ (1961), one can feel some shades of Mukesh in the song. In ‘dekho na jaaneman’ which he sang for Shammi Kapoor in ‘Boy Friend’ (1961), his voice sounds somewhat different giving a feel of Manna Dey. I have listened to some of his Bangla non-film songs and I feel that he had adapted to a style of rendition to sound somewhat different from Hemant Kumar’s voice. For examples, ‘oy ujjwal din’ and ‘pagol hawa’ (a rehash of non-film Bangla song originally sung by Jatileshwar Mukherjee and ‘na jaane tum’ from ‘Chhoti Si Baat’, 1976).

With his playback singing career in Hindi films getting stangnated, Subir Sen returned to Kolkata sometime in early 1970s. He recorded hundreds of Bengali modern and Rabindra Sangeet numbers over three decades. He also acted along with Uttam Kumar in Bangla film, ‘Momer Alo’ (1964) and in Hindi film “Anubhav’ (1971).

Subir Sen and also Dwijen Mukherjee could not create a place for themselves in Hindi films mainly because they were born with their voice boxes almost similar to Hemant Kumar. And both of them were the contemporary of Hemant Kumar and in competition with him. Also, they came at a time when the troika of the main male playback singers – Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood and later Kishore Kumar had already well-established in Hindi film industry.

On the occasion of the 6th Remembrance Day of Subir Sen, I am presenting ‘chaand tale jhoom jhoom tirak rahi hai’ rendered by him with Suman Kalyanpur for the film ‘Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai’ (1963). The song is written by Shailendra which is set to music by Dattaram.

With this song, all the six songs of ‘Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai’ have been covered in the Blog.

Acknowledgements:

1. Videos of interview of Subir Sen by Kolkata Gaan available on YouTube. Since the interview was conducted in Bengali, I requested Partha Chanda ji for the English translation which he promptly sent me with the links of a couple of Subir Sen’s Bangla songs. Thanks Partha Chanda ji.

2. Interview of Ashutosh Banerjee which appeared on The Times of India E-Paper, updated on 29/12/2015.

Audio Clip:

Song-Chaand taley jhoom jhoom (Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai)(1963) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Subir Sen, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Dattaram
Suman Kalyanpur + Subir Sen
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

ha aa aa aa
ha aa aa aa
ha aa aa aa
ha

ho o o o
ho o o
o o o o

ha aa aa aa
ha aa aa aa
ha aa aa aa
ha

ho o o o
ho o o
o o o o

chaand tale jhoom jhoom
thirak rahi hai ghoongharwaaliyaan
mastiyon ki aaj dhoom
khushi baja rahi hai taaliyaan
haand tale jhoom jhoom
thirak rahi hai ghungharwaaliyaan
mastiyon ki aaj dhoom
khushi baja rahi hai taaliyaan

ho o o o
aa aa aa
o o o o
ho o o o
aa aa aa

ho o o o
aa aa aa aa
ho o o o
ho o o o
aa aa aa
o o o o

chori chori dil ko mere kaun gaya chhoo
aaj meri har nazar pe kis ki justujoo
aa aa aa
o o o o
aa aa aa
o o o o
bekaraar mera pyaar meri aarzoo
mere dil ko bhaa gayi hai aaj tu hi tu

haay main bhi aaj main nahi tu bhi nahin tu
hoy
chaand tale jhoom jhoom
thirak rahi hai ghungharwaaliyaan

mastiyon ki aaj dhoom
khushi baja rahi hai taaliyaan

ha aa aa aa
ha aa aa aa
ha aa aa aa
ha

ho o o o
o o o
o o o o

ha aa aa aa
ha aa aa aa
ha aa aa aa
ha

ho o o o
o o o
o o o

aaj itne paas hain jo kal thhe paraaye
saamne hai jo kabhi thhe khwaab mein aaye

la ra ra ra
la ra la ra li ra
la la la la
la ra la ra li ra
dekhti hai par nigaah sochti nahin
kya bharam kya hai sach ye jaanati nahi
o mere dil ki manzile hain bas yahin kahin
hoy
chaand tale jhoom jhoom
thirak rahi hai ghungharwaaliyaan

mastiyon ki aaj dhoom
khushi baja rahi hai taaliyaan
ho o o o
ha aa aa
o o o
ho o o o
ha aa aa
o o o

be-dhadak ye dil mein mere aa raha hai kaun
apni raah mujhko bhi bhula raha hai kaun
ha aa aa aa
ho o o o
ha aa aa aa
ho o o o
dheere dheere dil se dil mein la raha hai kaun
dekhiye to pyaar se bula raha hai kaun

o kya khabar ye mujhko aajma raha hai kaun
chaand tale jhoom jhoom
thirak rahi hain ghungharwaaliyaan
mastiyon ki aaj dhoom
khushi baja rahi hain taaliyaan

chaand tale jhoom jhoom
thirak rahi hai ghungharwaaliyaan
mastiyon ki aaj dhoom
khushi baja rahi hai taaliyaan


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4872 Post No. : 16667

Today’s song is from the film Hanste Rehna-1950. The film was made by Rajan Pictures, Bombay. It was directed by Mohammed Hussain, about whom no information is available from any source, except for his Filmography. As per HFGK, it seems, he directed 39 films, most of which were B and C grade action films. In the 60’s decade he directed some films featuring Dara Singh. His first film was Sher E Bangal-1947 and his last film was Mandir Masjid-1977. Some well known films he directed were Sipah Salar-56, Aji bas shukriya-58, Rooplekha-49 and 62, Shikar-63, CID 909-67 Faulad-63 and Aaya Toofan-64 etc etc. He was born on 25-2-1918 in Lucknow.

The film had music by Wadhva. His only other film was Dushmani-50, as Ramnath Wadhva. The film lyrics were by Faruk Kaiser and Indivar. Faruk Kaiser (6 June 1918 – 10 November 1987) was an Urdu poet and a renowned lyricist , making a significant contribution to the success of many Bollywood films. He was one of the dominating forces of music in Indian Cinema during the 1950s through the 1980s. He contributed to more than 115 movies and 390 songs.

Faruk Kaiser was born in 1918 into a jeweller’s family. He was to be the second eldest of 12 children and was educated in Bombay (present day Mumbai). Faruk had an enquiring mind and, even as a child, exhibited a keen interest in reading- books and newspapers – and later in the wireless. Faruk’s mother died when he was 18; shortly after that he left his family home and found lodgings in a friend’s tailoring premises. Here, he devoted his time to further learning: immersing himself in poetry, literature, educational books, newspapers, magazines, and almost anything available in print – whilst also learning languages besides his native Urdu.

Faruk’s love for poetry and his friendship with neighbour Kamran Khan (father of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan) were instrumental in his developing an enthusiasm for the creative works of Hindi Cinema. While Kamran Khan produced and acted in films, Faruk was introduced into the Bollywood scene as an assistant director, whose expertise was frequently sought to modify dialogues and revamp scenes. He went on to direct several movies until he found his niche as a lyricist.

Among his many colleagues in the film industry, Faruk was a great friend of actor Kamal Mohan, who was the father of six sons and one daughter. Kamal Mohan proposed his daughter Aisha’s hand in marriage to his dear friend and confidant Faruk- who took an immediate liking for her. During their courtship, he penned the lyrics of Sari Sari Raat Teri Yaad Sataye for the movie Aji Bas Shukriya (1958) while she was stricken with tuberculosis and hospitalised in Bombay for a year. Soon after Aisha’s discharge from hospital in 1959, they married and moved to Bandra. Faruk’s career had developed and his work took him all over India; during his many travels he wrote diligently to his wife and soulmate. It was during his travels, on a shoot in 1963, that he wrote the song Oee Ma Oee Ma Yeh Kya Ho Gaya for the movie Parasmani (1963)

Faruk and Aisha had three children- one son, Shakil (1960) and two daughters – Bilkis Whelan (1962 -2003) and Tabassum (1963-1983).(Thanks to wiki)

The film was made on the famous novel ” Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespear. This story is so interesting that the story and its variations involving Mistaken Identity is used in Hindi as well as regional films, since the beginning of Talkie films. The first such film was Awara Shehzada-33. Later on, some of the well known films made on this story in Hindi are-

Chacha Chaudhari-53

Do dooni chaar-68

Angoor-82

Cirkus-forthcoming in 2022

Some films in other languages-

Bhranti Bilas-Bangla-63

Ulta palta-kannada-97

Ulta Palta-Telugu-98

Double di trouble-2014.

These films used the same theme, but there are many more films in Hindi and other languages, in which the theme has some changes, but centrally it is “Mistaken Identity” only. Films like Ram aur Shyam, Seeta aur Geeta and Chaalbaaz were some films in this category.

Today’s song is sung by Leela Mehta. Leela is a name in Hindi films, which has several Same Name artistes-just like the name Nalini. In case of Nalini these were the artistes-

In Hindi films, as many as 12 NALINIs acted/ sang in films at slightly different times. Add to this list, the name of a Male actor ‘ Nalini Ranjan Roy ‘, who, thankfully, acceded to the suggestion to change his name to ‘Kanu’ Roy. ( It is another matter that even this name clashed with another artiste, Kanu Roy, who was MD, in the same period…causing serious ” Same Name Confusion”. ) The different NALINIs were…

Nalini Tarkhud…..many films

Nalini Jayawant…many films

Baby Nalini…Mera ladka-43

Nalini Nagpurkar…Krishnarjun yuddha-34, Chacha Chaudhari-53

Nalini Chonkar… many films

Nalini Borkar…singer

Nalini Dhere… Nagad Narayan-43

Nalini Gupte…Ankh ki sharm-43

Nalini Mulgaonkar…Didi-48, nakli Baap-49

Nalini Rao…Talash-43

Nalini Saraf (later Seema Deo)… Anand-70

Nalini korgaonkar… singer

Additionally, there were actresses called SuNALINI and MriNALINI too.

These Nalinis did not cause any Same name Confusion, because, being Marathi artistes, they wrote their names with Surnames, so their names remained different always.

Similarly, there were many Leelas, commonly found in HFGK-

Leela Sawant-A/s

Leela Gupte-A

Leela Desai-A/S

Leela Mishra-A

Leela Chitnis-A/S

Leela Mehta-A

Leela Naidu-A and

Leela Chandragiri A/S. There may be some more Leelas, found occasionally.

Like Nalinis, these Leelas (except two-Leela Desai and Leela Chandragiri) did not cause Same Name Confusion as their names were used with surnames.

Today’s singer Leela Mehta was an actress in Gujarati and Marathi films and stage dramas, but she acted in only one Hindi film. She sang 17 songs in 9 films. Her today’s song is her last song in Hindi films.

Daughter of Kanhaiyalal Mehta and Indumati, Leela was born on 10-12-1935 at Borivali in Bombay. She was the elder of the two sisters. Due to loss in business, her family shifted first to Ahmedabad and later to Baroda, where they settled. Leela studied in Marathi medium school- New Era Vidyalaya in Baroda. Leela participated in all functions of the school and acted in dramas, much to the annoyance of their social circle. She developed interest in singing after listening to songs by Khursheed and Kananbala. She started learning music despite the resistance from home and others in their society.

V.M.Vyas, the famous Director and a family friend knew about her interest and offered her the main role in the film Ranak Devi-46. She was just 11 year old and did not suit the role, but she was given another role in it. Kokila Balsara aka Nirupa Roy too acted in it as a Debut film.

Due to her father’s death, the family shifted to Bombay and Leela took the responsibility of being the bread earner by acting and singing in dramas and Radio plays. Meanwhile she learnt further music from Prof. Surendra Rao. She started acting and singing in Gujarati films. Ranjit Movietone offered her a big role in the film Gunsundari-48, but since the role needed her to put on a Sleeveless Blouse, she refused that role. Finally, it went to Dulari. She, however, sang songs in that film and they became quite popular in Gujarat.

Leela Mehta had grown up in a Marathi atmosphere and also was educated in Marathi Medium, so her Marathi was very good. She was invited to work in Marathi dramas. She did roles in famous and popular Marathi dramas and also sang songs. From 1950 onwards, she started acting in Gujarati dramas. Meanwhile she used to sing in Hindi films occasionally. In the early 50s, she made very successful foreign trips with her troupe, to do Gujarati dramas and singing concerts.

In Spite of being successful and acting and singing in Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati films and dramas, her father did not see even one show of hers. This pained her till end. Leela stayed in a Bungalow in Versova in Bombay. Once it was rumoured that there was a Ghost in it, she immediately left that house and shifted to Dadar. Inadvertently, she forgot to inform the industry about her change of address, and this diminished her demand drastically.

Her mother died in 1972. In 1982, she toured the USA. In 1985, the Marathi Natya Parishad honoured her with a cash award. Till 1992, she acted in Marathi and Gujarati TV serials. In all, Leela acted in 300 Gujarati/Marathi dramas, films and serials. Leela was bedridden and unable to speak also.Her house was demolished. She was under the care of a close relative, Nitin Dahisariya. Finally, the news came that Leela Mehta expired in September 2019.

Leela Mehta acted in only one Hindi film- Shri Ram Avatar-50. She sang 17 songs in 9 Hindi films, including 2 Unreleased films.
Her Films are Nai Kahani-43 ( 2 songs), Gaurav-47 (1), Namak-47 (1), Pehli Pehchan-47 (2), Gunsundari-48(2), Satyawan Savitri-48..No information, Chocolate-50..No information, Shri Ram Avatar-50 (4) and Hanste Rehna-50 (1). Her unreleased films were, Apradh-48 (3) and Bidhata-48 (1).
( My thanks to Harish Raghuvanshi ji for some information from his book, ‘ Inhe Na Bhulaana’.)

Let us now listen to her song in this film.


Song- Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli(Hanste Rehna)(1950) Singer- Leela Mehta, Lyricist- Farooque Qaiser, MD- Wadhwa

Lyrics

Main to chanda ke
Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke

chanda ki nazron se khud ko bachaa ke
baadal ke tukde mein chhip jaaun jaa ke
chanda ki nazron se khud ko bachaa ke
baadal ke tukde mein chhip jaaun jaa ke
dhoondhe sitaaron ki toli
main to chanda ke sang
dhoondhe sitaaron ki toli
main to chanda ke sang
kheloon aankh michauli
main to chanda ke
Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke

duniya hai meri sabse niraali
duniya hai meri sabse niraali
chaand aur sitaaron ki main rehne waali
chaand aur sitaaron ki main rehne waali
ye hai mere humjoli
ho main to chanda ke sang
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke
Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke

khel chukoon main khel apne nyaare
chanda hanse aur muskaayen taare
khel chukoon main khel apne nyaare
chanda hanse aur muskaayen taare
baaten karoon aisi bholi
main to chanda ke sang
baaten karoon aisi bholi
main to chanda ke sang
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke
Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke


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4840 Post No. : 16626 Movie Count :

4529

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LVI: Year 2002
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In this episode, the 56th episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2002.

In 2002, 75 Hindi movies containing 539 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 2 of these movies and she sang 8 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 2.6 % of the movies released in 2002. Her voice was heard in 1.5 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 2002.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2002 :-

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 Laal Salaam Hridaynath Mangeshkar 0 5 3/td> 2 0 0 Gulzar
2 Mujhse Dosti Karoge Rahul Sharma 0 3 0 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
Total 2 movies 2 MDs 0 8 3 5 0 0 2 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 2 music directors and 2 lyricists in these 2 movies released in 2002. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2002. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 275 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3733 songs out of 5225 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2002. Anand Bakshi with 731 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3252 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2002 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 141 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 190 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 99 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 62 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 60 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 4 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 3 5 1 2 0 2
2001 6 movies 2 12 6 5 0 1
2002 2 movies 0 8 3 5 0 0
Total upto 2002 1874 movies 3752 5225 3381 1508 213 123

It can be seen from the table of 2002 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 8 songs in 2 movies released in 2002.

No Lata song from 2002 are covered in the blog. That leaves us with all eight songs from two movies of 2002 for discusussion in the blog.

alphabetically, the first movie of 2002 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to discuss is “Laal Salaam”(2002).

This movie was produced by Sanjiv Karambelkar and directed by Gaganvihari Borate for Manas Communications. The movie had Nandita Das, Sharad Kapoor, Makarand Deshpande, Vijay Raj, Rajpal Yadav, Anant Jog, Akhilendra Mishra, and Sayaji Shinde, Introducing Hemangini (Indroduction role), Vishwajeet Pradhan,Sushil Johri,Dwarika, Mahindra, Jyoti,Prithvi Singh,Sanjay Sonu, Ashraf, Ramayan, Nagesh Bhosle, Lallan Singh,Sanjay Shrivastav,Sivam,Anup, Subrow, Parveen Banu, Sumanth Chandramani, Uday Tikekar, Pramodini etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs had the voice of Lata Mangeshkar in them.

Here is that song from “Laal Salaam”(2002). This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is almost certain that the song was picturised on Nandita Das.

Lyrics of this song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Laal Salaam”(2002) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ag chaand gufaa mein (Laal Salaam)(2002) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hridaynath Mangeshkar

Lyrics

ag chaand gufaa mein
raain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa aa
aga chaand gufaa mein
raain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa aa
arrey hamko bhee ee ee ee ee ee ee
arrey hamko bhee daag lagaa gayi preeti gaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa aa ahaa haa aa
baayi gaaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa
hha aa baai gaa
aga chaand gufaa mein
raain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa aa
baayi gaaa aa aa aa aa
hha aa baai gaa aa

arrey preet ka paudhaa dard bharaa kehlaaye aey ae aey ae
kaanch ke phool aankh se tapkaaye aey ae aey ae
arrey preet ka paudhaa dard bharaa kehlaaye aey ae aey ae
kaanch ke phool aankh se tapkaaye aey ae aey ae
jab neend udey sapney ae dikhaaye preeti gaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa
baayi gaa aa aaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa
ag chaand gufaa mein
raain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa aa
baayi gaaa aa aa aa
baai gaa aa

arrey log kahen jab meh barsey bujh jaaye ae rey
preet ki aag saawan mein badh jaaye ae ae
arrey log kahen jab meh barsey bujh jaaye ae rey ae aey
preet ki aag saawan mein badh jaaye ae ae ae
ek aag bujhey ek aag lagaaye preeti gaa
baayi gaa aa aaa aa ahha aaaa
baayi gaa aa aaa
baayi gaa aa aaa aaa
baayi gaa aaa aaa
agga chaand gufaa mein rain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa
arrey hamko bhee ee ee ee ee ee
arrey hamko bhee daag lagaa gayi preeti gaa aa
hahh baai gaa aa aaa aahhaa aa
baayi gaa aaa aa
baayi gaaa aa aaaa aaa
baayi gaaa aa aaaa aaa
baayi gaaa aa aaaa aaa ahaaha
baayigaa
baayi gaaa aa aaaa aaa ahaaha
baayigaa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4836 Post No. : 16620

When I saw this song on You Tube, a few days ago, I was very happy. This was one of the most popular Lories in those days – and naturally so, because it was composed by the melody King Chitragupt and was sung by the melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar. In one of her interviews to Film fare, she had said ” I like to sing songs of Chitragupt ji and I particularly liked the lori ‘ Chanda loriyan sunaaye’ from film Naya Sansar-1959.”

I was pleasantly surprised to know that this famous Lori was yet to be posted on our Blog. Surely, it fits into the song category of “How I forgot to post this song earlier”. I believe, this song was waiting for me only !

Lories have been a part of many films, where a family life is the main plank of the film story. The earliest famous Lori was the one sung by K L Saigal – “So ja Raajkumari so jaa”, from film Zindagi-1940. Earlier to that also there were many- as many as 15- Lories in the films right from film Radhe Shyam aka Zulm E Kans-1932, in which Devki (Phool kumari) sings a Lori for her child (Shri krishna), asking him not to cry loudly, lest Kans will come and kill him. -” so ja tu mere lal chu ke se, voh Paapi aa jaye”. Then there was ” Dheere dheere aa re Badal” sung by Amirbai and Arunkumar in film Kismet-1943. Many more Lories subsequently became popular, but today’s Lori was more popular and famous.

Film Naya Sansar was produced by Darshan Malhotra for his own banner Shri krishna Films. It was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. This was a rare occasion when Nanabhai Bhatt directed a Social film. Normally he was equated with B and C grade action and Mythological films only.

Director Nanabhai Bhatt ( 12-6-1915 to 24-4-1999). He was a director in many films.He directed mostly Mythological and stunt films only. Nanabhai was born as Yashwant ( pet name – Batuk) at Porbandar. Since he was the younger one he was called Nanabhai ( opposite to Motabhai-elder brother). This name continued till the end. His father was a doctor. After matriculation, he went to Mumbai in 1934, where his elder brother Balwant Bhatt was working. Balwant started with Imperial,shifted to Sagar and now was with Prakash pictures of Vijay and Shankar Bhatt. He got Nanabhai a job as Sound Recordist.Soon he graduated as Production Executive.He also wrote several screenplays.

In 1942 he directed “Muqabala”, for Homi Wadia, as Batuk Bhatt. Homi Wadia became his good friend. When Homi established his own Basant Pictures, Nanabhai joined him and directed his “Hunterwali ki Beti”-43, with Nadia again. He also did mauj, Jee Haan, Chaalis Karod etc. He directed about 50 films of various genres like Stunts, Mythologicals,crime, social, costume etc.

Nanabhai’s first wife was Hemlata. He also married Shirin banu, his Heroine of few films. To circumvent the Bigamy law, he married her in a Temple and that too in the presence of Hemlata ! He had 3 children from Hemlata and 6 from Shirin. Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt are from Shirin. His children and grandchildren married in different religions.Thus his big family was an example of Secularism ! In addition to 9 children Nanabhai also produced 20 films under his own Deepak Pics and Gautam Chitra !

FILMOGRAPHY OF NANABHAI BHATT: 1942: Muqabala; 1943:Hunterwali Ki Beti; Mauj; 1945: Chalis Karod; 1946: Maa Baap Ki Laaj; 1947: Meerabai; 1949: Shaukeen; Veer Ghatotkach; Sudhaar; 1950: Hamara Ghar; Janmashthami; Veer Babruwahan; 1951: Lakshmi Narayan; Daman; Lav Kush; Ram Janma; 1952: Apni Izzat; Baghdad; Sinbad the Sailor; 1954: Toote Khilone; Watan; 1956: Kismet; 1957: Mr X; Ustad; 1958: Chaalbaaz; Son of Sinbad; 1959: Bazigar; Daaka; Kangan; Madam XYZ; Naya Sansar; 1960: Lal Qila; Police Detective; Zimbo Comes to Town; 1961: Teen Ustad; 1962: Baghdad Ki Raatein; Rocket Girl; 1963: Alapiranthavan; Bhootnath; Cobra Girl; 1964: Samson; 1965: Adhi Raat Ke Baad; Bekhabar; 1966: Shankar Khan; 1967: Arabian Nights; 1968: Jung Aur Aman; 1974: Jeevan Rekha; 1975: Balak Aur Jaanwar; 1976: Dharti Mata; 1981: Gajara Maru; 1982: Jaya Parvati Vrat.( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema for some information.).

The music was by Chitragupt and the film cast was Jayashree Gadkar, pradeep kumar, nanda dhumal, Tuntun, Sundar, Shammi, majnu and dancers Sheila Vaz, Sai Subbulakshmi and Kamla Laxman. The heroine Jayashree Gadkar was a very popular and busy actress in marathi cinema. I was surprised to learn that she had acted in 73 hindi films. Despite this number, she was not famous in Hindi films because she got only B and C grade action and Mythological films in Hindi.

Jayshree Gadkar (21 February 1942 – 29 August 2008) was a noted Marathi and Hindi movie actress and a star of Marathi cinema from the 1950s up to the 1980s.

Jayshree was born into a Konkani-speaking family at Kanasgiri (Sadashivgad) near Karwar in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. She married Bal Dhuri, a theatre actor best known for his portrayal of Dashratha in Ramanand Sagar’s TV serial, Ramayana (where Jayashree herself played his wife, Kaushalya). She also published an autobiography, Ashi Mi Jayshri.

She began her career as a child dance artist. She entered films as a tamasha dancer in movies. Her first role was that of a group dancer in V. Shantaram’s Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje in 1955, which featured Sandhya as the leading lady. Later, well known Marathi film Director Dinkar D Patil cast her in a small role with dance in his Marathi film Disat Tasa Nasat, opposite Raja Gosavi. This was followed by Sangtye Aika, a tamasha-based movie which was the first in which she played a leading role. This helped her gain fame and recognition and she started doing heroine roles. She eventually became one of the most successful and prolific heriones in the history of the Marathi film industry.

Many remember her for the famous song Bugdi mazi saandli ga jata sataryala. But Jayshree Gadkar was much more than that. She was not only a versatile and accomplished actress but the face of Marathi cinema in its golden era. This paved her way into mainstream Marathi cinema.

Later, both Raja Gosavi and Jayshree gave many hits as a pair, like Aaliya Bhogasi [her first film], Utavla Navara, Yala Jeevan Aise Nav, Awaghachi Sansar and Paishacha Paus. Gath Padli Thakathaka was her first major role. Jayashree got a lot of success as a heroine in movies based on tamasha and lavni, the trend at the time.

Her film Saangtye (1959) ran for 132 weeks in a theater. Her terrific dance performance in Bugdi mazi saandli ga became a craze among Marathi viewers. She was paired with the most popular heroes of the time like Suryakant (Pancharati, Rangpanchmi, Vaijayanta) and Arun Sarnike (Sawal Maza Aika, Ek Gav baara Bhangadi, Gangaulan).

Manini was a turning point in her career. She was paired with Chandrakant Gokhle. She went on to act with his son Vikram Gokhle too, in films like Utavla Navra and Subhdra Haran.

Gadkar also acted in historical movies like Mohityaanchi Manjula and Shahir Parshuram. She won many accolades and awards at the national and state level. She was also felicitated with the state government’s V Shantaram Purskar, Gadima Purskar, P Savlaram Purskar and many more. She married co-star Bal Dhuri in 1975, and directed two films, Sasar Maher and Ashi Asavi Saasu.

Jayshree acted in about 250 films over a period of four decades. Her filmography was varied and included a rich repertoire of tamasha stories as also mythologicals in addition to socials and love stories.

In later years, Jayshree turned film director. Her directorial efforts include Saasar Maher and Ashi Asavi Saasu. She also acted in Ramanand Sagar’s TV Series Ramayana, as Kaushalya (mother of Rama) along with her husband Bal Dhuri, who was Dasharath (father of Rama). Her home is adorned with the photo of both in Ramayana costume. Her Autobiography Ashi Me Jayshree was published in 1986. Gadkar had received awards for her part in the films Manini, Vaijantha, Sawaal Majha Aika! and Saadhi Mansa.

Surprisingly, Jayashree Gadkar had acted in as many as 73 Hindi films. Her first film was Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje-55 and the last film was Lav kush-97. However another film which was delayed came in 2009 was Jai jai Santoshi Maa. (Thanks to wiki, rediff.com, muVyz, HFGK and my notes).

Let us now enjoy the sweet lori from this film.


Song- Chanda Loriyan sunaaye hawa jhoolna jhulaaye(Naya Sansaar)(1959) Singer- Lata Mangeshkar, Lyricist- Rajindra Krishan, MD- Chitragupta

Lyrics

chanda loriyaan sunaaye hawa jhoolna jhulaye
raani nindiya sulaaye mere laal ko
raani nindiya sulaaye mere laal ko
chanda loriyaan sunaaye hawa jhoolna jhulaaye
raani nindiya sulaye mere laal ko
raani nindiya sulaye mere laal ko

barson shaam savere maa ne roya dil ka dukhda
barson shaam savere maa ne roya dil ka dukhda
tab ja ke bhagwaan ne baksha ik chaand ka tukda
chanda loriyaan sunaaye hawa jhoolna jhulaaye
raani nindiya sulaaye mere laal ko
raani nindiya sulaaye mere laal ko

khelega jab mere angna khel ye pyaare pyaare
khelega jab mere angna khel ye pyaare pyaare
khelan ko tab laayegi maa neel gagan ke taare
chanda loriyaan sunaaye hawa jhoolna jhulaaye
raani nindiya sulaaye mere laal ko
raani nindiya sulaaye mere laal ko

baandh ka sehra banega jis din dulha mera raaja
baandh ka sehra banega jis din dulha mera raaja
khushiyon ki baaraat sajegi armaanon ka baaja
chanda loriyaan sunaaye hawa jhoolna jhulaaye
raani nindiya sulaaye mere laal ko
raani nindiya sulaaye mere laal ko


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

Blog Day :

4820 Post No. : 16593

In the early 1940s, New Theatres (NT) was going through some lean period as some of its films like ‘Meenakshi’ (1942), ‘Saugand’ (1942), ‘Kashinath’ (1943), ‘Waapas’ (1943) etc could not garner box office success. During this period, there were exodus of some of the artists and technicians from NT to Bombay. In this background, NT produced ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944) in Bengali with some new artists, new technicians and also with a new director, Bimal Roy who was the Cinematographer and the Editor with NT. The film became a big box office success, recouping to some extent the lost glory of NT.

Buoyed by the fresh success, NT decided to remake Hindi version, ‘Hamraahi’ (1945) with more or less the same star cast that were in the Bangla version. The star cast included Binota Bose (her first and the last Hindi film as an actress) and Radhamohan Bhattacharya in the lead roles, supported by Tulsi Chakraborty, Rekha Mullick, Debi Mukherjee, Hiralal, Ramesh Sinha, Manorama, Maya Bose, Devbala etc.

Incidentally,as reported in The Daily Telegraph’s E-paper, the lead actor, Radhamohan Bhattachraya’s 100th birth anniversary was on September 27, 2021. Bangla film fraternity gathered in Kolkata to pay tribute to him especially by actors who had worked with him. At the end of the gathering, one of his film, ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944) was screened for the audience.

‘Hamraahi’ (1945) did not get the same success at the box office as was with its Bangla version. DVD of ‘Hamraahi’ (1945) is not available for viewing on any of the video sharing platforms. So, I watched the Bangla version, ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944) with English sub-titles. The story of the film is the theme of rich-poor conflicts. The idea of making the film on rich-poor conflicts may have come when NT produced a documentary film on the Bengal famine of 1943 which was directed by Bimal Roy. The story of the film is as under:

Anup (Radhamohan Bhattacharya) is a middle-class journalist staying with his mother and a sister, Sumitra (Rekha Mullick). Anup gets a job at industrialist, Rajendranath’ office as a as a Publicity Officer. He also writes speeches for Rajendranath (Ramesh Sinha in Hindi version) which are well appreciated and Rajendranath attains a status of an intellectual.

Anup meets Gopa (Binota Bose) in a library where he comes to know that Gopa is the daughter of Rajendranath whose wife had falsely accused his sister, Sumitra of stealing from his house when she attended a party on the invitation of her school friend, Gopa, Anup decides to leave the job. After some persuasion by Rajendranath’s son, Souren (Debi Mukherjee), Anup agrees to complete the speech he was writing for Rajendranath. Souren in return agrees to get Anup’s novel printed.

Gopa gets hold of the manuscript of Anup’s novel. After reading it, she is impressed with the viewpoints he has about the rich-poor class struggles. She starts meeting Anup quite often. In the meanwhile, the novel is printed and released but instead of Anup’s name, the novel carries the name of Sauren as the author. Anup is not in a position to prove the wrong-doing of Souren, Instead, he decides to take up the issues of the workers in factories of Rajendranath. Gopa also gets involved with workers’ union to understand their problems. Anup becomes popular among the workers and becomes the leader of the workers’ union.

Souren is not happy with this development. He hires goons to to disturb the workers’ meeting during which Anup gets hurt. Gopa arrives to take care of him. The next day, the photograph of Gopa with Anup becomes a scandalous news. Rajendranath bars Gopa from meeting Anup. He also visits Anup’s house requesting him not to meet Gopa in future which Anup agrees under the impression that Gopa regretted her decision to join him as told to him by Gopa’s father. But it was not true as Gopa decides to leave her father’s house to join Anup for the betterment of underprivileged.

It is interesting to note that the film ends with Gopa driving a car to catch-up with Anup who has decided to leave the place. As soon as she locates him walking on the road, she abandons the car and walks with Anup for ‘udayer pathe’ (new path of dawn). In a way, the film became ‘udayer pathe’ for Bimal Roy as well as a renowned director. Later, he directed ‘Do Beegha Zameen’ (1953) with more or less the similar theme of rich-poor conflicts.

Generally, in the films with the story of rich-poor conflicts, capitalists have been mostly shown as a ruthless exploiters of the working class. The leaders representing the working class have often been shown with militant attitude. In ‘Udayer Pathe’/Hamraahi’, Bimal Roy has shown the characters representing the capitalist and the labourer in a restraint manner. There are no rhetoric dialogues for one-upmanship. Even the romantic relationship between Anup and Gopa have been kept in a very restrain fashion. In the film, they meet mostly in the context of understanding and solving the problems of workers with an undertone of liking for each other.

The story of ‘Udayer Pathe’/Hamraahi’ was written by IPTA writer, Jyotirmoy Roy. After the tremendous success of ‘Udayer Pathe’, Jyotirmoy Roy wrote a full-fledged novel in Bengali on the subject which became among the best seller novel.

‘Hamraahi’ (1945) had 7 songs (including one song in Bangla) of which 5 songs have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 6th song, ‘hansi chaand ki aaj niraali’ sung by and picturised on Binota Bose. The song has been written by Munshi Zakir Hussain which is set to music by R C Boral. Actually, the tune of this song is almost the same as that of the Bangla version of the song, chander hasir bandh bhengechhe which was written and composed by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and used in ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944).

I have watched the Bangla version of the song which is available in the film ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944). The song has been beautifully picturised in a full moon light setting. I have given below the link to the Bangla version of the song just to get an idea as to how the song was picturised in Hindi version of the film. The background behind the song picturization is as under:

After attending the workers’ meeting, Gopa and Anup are on their way to return to their respective homes. On the way, they find moonlit path. Gopa desires to spend some time to enjoy the nature in the midst of moon light. It is at this point, Anup reminds her of the commitment she had made to sing a song for him. He says that it is a perfect setting for singing a song. She sings the song full of description of the nature (prakriti varnan) which is Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s one of the favourite themes. Munshi Zakir Hussain’s lyrics for Hindi version retains some parts of the ‘prakiriti varnan’ with some different imageries, probably to fit words in the pre-composed tune of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

I heard both the versions of the songs only a few days back. But the songs often linger in my mind for the beautiful nature poetry woven with melodious tune.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip (Bangla version)


Song-Hansi chaand ki aaj niraali (Hamraahi)(1945) Singer-Binota Bose, Lyrics-Munshi Zakir Hussain, MD-MD-R C Boral

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
man ko lubhaanewaali ee ee
hansi chaand ki aaj niraali
man ko lubhaanewaali
andhere ko door hataa ke
phailaaye ujiyaali ee ee
hansi chaand ki aaj niraali

daudi hawaa chaman mein aaye ae
ye nahin jaane kaun bulaaye
ae ae ae ae ae ae
phool phool par man bharmaaye
phool phool par man bharmaaye
phirti daali daali ee ee
hansi chaand ki aaj niraali

aasmaan bhi jhoom rahaa hai
chandan tilak lagaaye ae ae
aasmaan bhi jhoom rahaa hai
chandan tilak lagaaye ae ae
phire magan hanson kaa jodaa
apne pankh milaaye
swarg desh ki kaun ye baalaa aa aa
dhoondh rahi phoolon ki maalaa aa aa aa aa
aaj ye kaise deep jalaati
kaisi ye deewaali ee ee
hansi chaand ki aaj niraali
man ko lubhaanewaali ee ee
hansi chaand ki aaj niraali


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4794 Post No. : 16554

Today’s song is from the film Toote khilone-1954. The film was made by Pragati Pictures, Bombay. Produced by N.Mehta, it was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. Though this was a social film, Nanabhai Bhatt was known for Mythological and stunt films. His real name was Yeshwant and pet name was Batuk. he directed his first Hindi film-Muqabala-42, using his name-Batuk Bhatt. Nana and Batuk indicate the small one or the younger one. Obviously Nanabhai was the youngest sibling. Incidentally, he was the father of Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, from his second wife-Shirin bai, one time actress.

The Music Director for this film was my favourite and the Melody maker-Chitragupta, with Dilip Dholakia as his usual assistant. Though he always, invariably, made melodious music, more than most other MDs, Lady Luck did not support him wholeheartedly and he remained an MD for generally B and C grade films. He did get a few films from A grade banners like AVM, but it was not enough to stabilise him in that slot.Toote khilone-54 was actually his almost the first Social film after he composed music from 27 earlier films of B and C grades.Lata mangeshkar was very close to Chitragupta. Initially when Lata increased her fees from 100 to 500 rupees per song, Chitragupta told her, ” Lataji, now I will not be able to afford your songs” To this Lata replied,” whenever you need me, just call me. For you this rate will not apply.” And true to her words, she sang for him and never ever charged him. She took whatever he gave her.

Like Chitragupt, his assistant Dilip Dholakia was also not very lucky as a MD. Chitragupta was a very homely and simple fun loving person.They had a group consisting of Lata, Meena, Usha, prem Dhavan and Dilip Dholakia. They used to have a lot of fun at Chitragupt’s home. Chitragupta was a Lalaji (Kayastha in Bihar). Their Non Veg food used to be very good and Lata relished it very much.

In the late 80’s I got introduced to Chitragupta personally, when my best friend’s daughter got married to his elder son. When Chitragupta came to know that I liked their ” Sattu ki Puree”, he invited me to his home for Lunch and we had Sattu Purees, Aloo saag and kheer to our heart’s content !

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle and chorus. Just a few days back, in my write up for the 1000th post, I had said that the film history gets updated from time to time, whenever there is a New Evidence available. For a long time, it was believed that Asha’s first song was from the film Chunaria, under the baton of Master Hansraj Behl. But now it is proved that she sang her first song in the film ” Andhon ki Duniya”-1947, which was released on 10-1-1948. Chunaria -48 was released at the end of November 1948. Raju Bharatan has given this proof on page 287 of his book ” Asha Bhosle-A Musical Biography.”

The cast of the film Toote Khilone-54 was Shekhar (with the real unusual name of Indriya Daman), Purnima, Gulab, Ranjit Kumari, Master Romi, Ginger the Dog and other humans.

The guest artiste was Asha Mathur. She started her film career in a dramatic way. When she was studying in I.T.College in Lucknow, once Kishore Sahu came there as a Judge in their Beauty Contest. Bina Rai stood first, Asha Mathur was Second and one Indira Panchal was third. Kishore Sahu gave a break to all three in his film Kali Ghata-1951. Bina Rai became a well known actress. Indira Panchal chose to leave films and got married into the famous Mahindra family and Asha Mathur had a chequered career.

One of the few educated actresses of her times, Asha Mathur (Sohan Singh in real life) studied up to B.A. Both Asha Mathur and Bina Roy were introduced by Kishore Sahu in Kali Ghata (1951). While Bina Roy was relatively more successful among the two and did some memorable movies including Anarkali (1953) and Taj Mahal (1963), Asha Mathur was relegated to obscure mythical and costume films including Alif Laila (1953), Rajyogi Bharthari (1954), Malka-E-Alam Noorjehan (1954), Amar Kirtan (1954) etc because of her lackluster performances. Her most memorable role was in Poonam (1952), as a suffering wife of Ashok Kumar. She married famous director of her times Mohan Sehgal and left films. She acted only in 18 films. Her last film was Taqdeer-58.

Asha Mathur is a forgotten name today except for the few popular songs picturized on her – Humsai na poocho koi pyar kya hai (Kali Ghata, 1951) and Baanki adayein dekh na ji dekh na(Amanat, 1955).

Ranjeet Kumari’s name was Ranjit Kaur. She was a sikh from Punjab. She acted in only 8 films, from Matwali Meera-40 to her last film Toote Khilone-54. She got married to actor Ramsingh and moved with him to his village in U.P. to become and remain a housewife till her last day.

One of the beauties of old films was Gulab. The First actress from Kashmir to work as a Heroine in Hindi films was GULAB. Her real name was Saraswati Devi. She was born on 10-6-1908 at Jammu. She joined Krishna Film Company in 1924. Her first silent film ‘Krishna kumar’ came in 1925. She worked in 60 silent films. Her last silent film was ‘Dagabaz Dushman’-32, made by East India Film co.Bombay.

Her first Talkie film was Suryakumari-33, made by Vishnu Cinetone. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. She sang one song ‘more preetam jab ghar aaye’ composed bu Kikubhai Yagnik. Then came Baburao Patel’s ‘Bala Joban’-34, Sewa Sadan-34 and Nai Duniya-34 ( Debut film of Rajkumari and Jayant). In this film Gulab sang 2 songs.

Gulab was very beautiful and quite popular in the film industry. Some of her films were Bambai ki sethani-35, Challenge-37, Bharosa-40, Pyas-41, Ek Raat-42, Station master-42, Gaali-44, Rattan-44, Mann ki jeet-44, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Lahore-49, Badi Behan-49, stage-51, Post Box 999-58, Chhabili-60 etc etc. She acted in 160 films. Her last film seems to be Haqeeqat-64. She also sang 22 songs in 11 films.

The story of film Toote Khilone-54 , as I found on Cineplot, is…..Pragati Pictures’ “Toote Khilone,” premiered at the Roxy Theatre on March 19th, 1954 is pro­duced by N. Mehta and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt and it is a very good film based on a story-idea whose truth and simplicity invest it with an irresistible appeal.

The deeply moving and very human story, sensitively enacted by Shekhar, Purnima, Asha Mathur and little Romi, tells of a little child and his bewildered sorrow in the midst of do­mestic troubles. Written by Akhtar Mirza, the story centers on a young married couple and their little son who dotes on his mother’s cousin, Sheela. When the mother dies of cancer, Sheela stays on to look after the little boy and eventually marries his father. Trouble arrives in the shape of Sheela’s mother who moves into the happy household and builds up in her daughter a resentment against the child. The poisonous insinuations of the older woman turn Sheela into a confused and bitter foster-mother, but kindness and love triumph when the heart-broken child runs away. The film reaches a cleverly presented climax in which Sheela and her husband find the child safe and all three happily return home.

Playing his role with restraint and sym­pathy is Shekhar who puts on a fine perform­ance as the boy’s father. His portrayal of a man who marries a second time so that his child may have a mother is quite flawless. As the young wife, Purnima is superb. Hers is a natural and convincing performance, done with a fine understanding of the role.

A superb performance comes from Romi, as the little boy caught up in a web of circumst­ances he cannot understand. He is utterly lov­able and, together with the wonderful canine star, Ginger, he walks away with the picture’s honors. Gulab turns in another one of her brilliant cameos as the interfering mother-in-law, and Asha Mathur gives an appealing and warm in­terpretation of the tragic role of Shekhar’s first wife.


Song-Raat rangeelee chham chham naache aaj kisi ke pyaar mein (Toote Khailaune)(1954) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Anjum Jaipuri, MD- Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
(raat rangeeli chhamchham naache raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache raat rangeeli
)

raat rangeeli chhamchham naache aaj kisi ke pyaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm mm hmm

raat rangeeli chhamchham naache aaj kisi ke pyaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli

o o o o o
jhilmil jhilmil chaandni mein
jhoome taara taara
taaron ki baaraat laaya chanda pyaara pyaara
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

jhilmil jhilmil chaandni mein
jhoome taara taara
taaron ki baaraat laaya chanda pyaara pyaara
o o o o
o o o
chanda pyaara pyaara

gori gori kirnen naachen sapnon ke sansaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli

o o o o o
neeli chunri odhh ke
pariyon ki raani aayi
jaise neele baadalon mein
bijli le angdaai
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

neeli chunri odhh ke
pariyon ki raani aayi
jaise neele baadalon mein
bijli le angdaai
o o o o
o o o
bijli le angdaai

meethhi meethhi raagini hai
paayal ki jhankaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
hmm hmm mm mm
hmm mm hmm

raat rangeeli chhamchham naache aaj kisi ke pyaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
(o o o o
o o o o


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4623 Post No. : 16271

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXV: Year 1971
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1971.

In 1970, 115 Hindi movies containing 652 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 52 of these movies and she sang 126 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 45.2 % of the movies released in 1971. Her voice was heard in 19.3 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1971.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1971 :-

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 Aap Aaye Bahaar Aayi Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 0 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
2 Albelaa Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
3 Amar Prem R D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
4 Balidaan Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Verma Malik
5 Banphool Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 2 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
6 Bikhre Moti Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 0 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 Buddha Mil Gaya R D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Caravan R D Burman 3 3 1 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
9 Chaahat Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
10 Chhoti Bahu Kalyanji Anandji 1 2 2 0 0 0 Indeewar
11 Duniya Kya Jaane Shankar Jaikishan 0 1 1 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
12 Dushman Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 3 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
13 Ek Thhi Reeta Jaidev 1 1 0 1 0 0 Naqsh Llayalpuri
14 Elaan Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
15 Gambler S D Burman 2 2 0 2 0 0 Neeraj
16 Haathi Mere Saathi Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 0 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
17 Hangaama R D Burman 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
18 Hare Rama Hare Krishna R D Burman 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
19 Jaane Anjaane Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 1 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
20 Jai Bangla Desh Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 0 0 1 0 Indeewar
21 Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli Laxmikant Pyarelal 5 7 5 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
22 Jawaan Mohabbat Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
23 Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon Chitragupta 0 3 1 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
24 Kathhputli Kalyanji Anandji 1 2 0 2 0 0 Shadab
25 Laakhon Mein Ek R D Burman 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
26 Ladki Pasand Hai Sonik Omi 0 1 1 0 0 0 G L Rawal
27 Lagan Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 4 3 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
28 Main Sundar Hoon Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
29 Man Mandir Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 0 3 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
30 Maryaada Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
31 Mehboob Ki Mehndi Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 1 1 0 Anand Bakshi
32 Mela R D Burman 4 4 1 3 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
33 Mera Gaaon Mera Desh Laxmikant Pyarelal 5 5 4 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
34 Mere Apne Salil Chaudhary 1 1 1 0 0 0 Gulzar
35 Naya Zamaana S D Burman 4 4 4 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
36 Paakeezaah Ghulam Mohammad 6 6 5 1 0 0 Kaif Bhopali (2) Majrooh Sultanpuri (2) Kamal Amrohi (1) Kaifi Azmi (1)
37 Paaras Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Indeewar
38 Paraaya Dhan R D Burman 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
39 Parde Ke Peechhe Shankar Jaikishan 1 3 2 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
40 Patanga Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
41 Preetam Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
42 Preet Ki Dori Kalyanji Anandji 1 2 2 0 0 0 Indeewar
43 Prem Ki Ganga Chitragupta 0 1 1 0 0 0 Prahlad Sharma
44 Pyaar Ki Kahaani R D Burman 2 2 0 1 1 0 Anand Bakshi
45 Rakhwaala Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 2 1 0 0 Unknown (1) Rajinder Krishan (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
46 Reshma Aur Shera Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Balkavi Bairaagi (1) Uddav Kumar (1)
47 Saaz aur Sanam Chitragupta 1 2 2 0 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
48 Sharmilee S D Burman 3 3 2 1 0 0 Neeraj
49 Tere Mere Sapne S D Burman 4 4 2 2 0 0 Neeraj
50 Upaasna Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
51 Uphaar Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
52 Wo Din Yaad Karo Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
Total 52 movies 10 MDs 105 126 71 52 3 0 19 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 10 music directors and 19 lyricists in these 52 movies released in 1971. Shankar Jaikishan with 423 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were the leading music directors for her followed by C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Laxmikant Pyarelal (255), Chitragupta (233), Madan Mohan (174), Kalyanji Anandji (172), Roshan (144), S D Burman (143), Naushad (126), Hemant Kumar (124), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108) and Vasant Desai (104). Together these thirteen music directors composed 2400 songs out of 3509 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1971. The top nine lyricists till end of 1971 for Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (502), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (283), Majrooh Sultanpuri (254), Anand Bakshi (222), Prem Dhawan (198), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Bharat Vyas (180) and Sahir Ludhianvi (114). These nine lyricists had penned 2304 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar did not collaborate with any new music director in a Hindi movie in movies of this year. Balkavi Bairaagi, Kamal Amrohi and Prahlad Sharma were three lyricists who got to collaborate with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in movies released this year.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1971 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 118 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 103 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 122 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 83 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 104 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 92 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 83 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 77 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 86 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 105 126 71 52 3 0
Total upto 1971 1047 movies 2961 3509 2460 831 173 63

By the end of 1971, she had sung in 1047 Hindi movies. So she achieved the distinction of lending her voice in more than one thousand Hindi movies.

It can be seen from the table of 1971 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 126 songs in 52 movies released in 1971. 105 of these songs are already covered in the blog.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 39 movies of 1971 are already covered in the blog. So 21 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 13 movies of 1971 are still available to be discussed.

Alphabetically the first movie of 1971 that offers us Lata Mangeshkar songs to be discussed is “Chaahat”(1971).

“Chaahat”(1971) was directed by Moni Bhattacharya for Ne Fils Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Mala Sinha, Biswajeet, Mumtaz, Jeetendra, Achala Sachdev, Asit Sen, Mridula, Sundar, Roopesh Kumar, Zalaani, Altaf, Shahid, Master Javed, Baby Yasmeen, Madhumati, Jayshreee T etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog so far. Lata Mangeshkar had sung three songs in it, including one solo, one male duet and one female duet. None of these Lata songs are represented in the blog so far.

Here is the Lata solo from the movie. This song is penned by Anand Bakshi. Laxmikant Pyarelal is the lyricist. The song is picturised as a “betrayed in love” Mala Sinha in a wedding.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra a few months ago.

Audio

Video

Song-Raat dulhan bani chaand dulha bana (Chaahat)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

raat dulhan bani
chaand dulha bana
raat dulhan bani
chaand dulha bana
aarzuon bhare dil machalne lage
dil machalne lage
ki har taraf
yoon khushi muskuraane lagi
gham ki aankhon se aansu nikalne lage
dil machalne lage

saara aalam hai yoon dagmagaaya hua
saari duniya hai yoon dagmagaayi huyi
aaj dil pe nasha sa hai chhaaya hua
aaj nazron pe masti hai chhaayi huyi
aur to gham nahin
hosh mein hum nahin
gir na jaayen kahin hum
sambhalne lage
dil machalne lage
raat dulhan bani
chaand dulha bana
aarzuon bhare dil machalne lage
dil machalne lage

ho gayi aaj dil ki tamanna jawaan
zindagi ban gayi pyaar ki daastaan
ae zamaane mubaarak tujhe ye ghadi
ae muhabbat mubaarak tujhe ye samaa
neend udne lagi
khwaab sajne lage
pyaas bujhne lagi
deep jalne lage
dil machalne lage
har taraf
yoon khushi muskuraane lagi
gham ki aankhon se aansu nikalne lage
dil machalne lage

is zamaane mein hote hain aise kai
koi jinko galey se lagaata nahin
jinki kismat mein hoti hai veeraaniyaan
unko gulshan mein koi bulaata nahin
thhaam ke ro padi
apne dil ko fiza (?)
kaafile jab bahaaron ke chalne lage
dil machalne lage
raat dulhan bani
chaand dulha bana
aarzuon bhare dil machalne lage
dil machalne lage


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4616 Post No. : 16256

A celebration of 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi – his 700th song being posted on our blog.

A hundred years today. Being celebrated by the 700th post on our blog.

Sahir Ludhianvi – the “. . . Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar. . .“, who would be actually “. . . Har Ik Pal Ka Shaayar. . .“, being relevant for all times, and responsive to all the pitfalls and tragedies of the human experience. But then also, never to be discounted for romanticism a la “Ye Raat Ye Chaandni Phir Kahaan. . .” and “Yoon To Hamne Laakh Haseen Dekhe Hain“, or even as “Phir Na Keeje Meri Gustaakh Nigaahi Ka Gila“, or the upbeat strings of “Mere Labon Pe Dekho Aaj Bhi Taraane Hain. . .“, or even the most in depth portrayal of the bhakti (devotion) sentiment, as in “Aan Milo Aan Milo Shyaam Saanwre“, and “Tum Bansi Ho Main Taan, Ham Tum Do Nahin” and even more intense in “Aaj Sajan Mohey Ang Laga Lo. . .“.

Yes, it is the poet who is Har Ik Pal Ka Shaayar, touching all the facets of experiences of life, from the time when a child is pining for the moon as a toy, and all the way to the derelict conclusion of the human life as in “Lo Apna Jahaan Duniyawaalo, Hum Is Duniya Ko Chhod Chale“.

Sahir Sb seemed to have an affinity for the phrase ‘pal do pal’. We hear these words in ‘Railway Platform’ (1957) –

Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Hamaara, Pal Do Pal Ki Yaari
Aaj Ruke To Kal Karni Hai Chalne Ki Tayaari
Basti Basti Parvat Parvat. . .

Repeated in ‘Mehmaan’ (1974)

. . .
Pal Do Pal Dhoom Machha Ley
Yoon Mar Mat Mar Mat Yaaraa

In ‘Zameer’ (1975), he would write

Zindagi Hansne Gaane Ke Liye Hai Pal
Do Pal. . .

Then again in ‘Burning Train’ (1980), reminding us of the shades of ‘Railway Platform’

Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Hamaara
Pal Do Pal Ke Yaaraane Hain. . .

And yes, ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ (1976) of course,

Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon
Pal Do Pal Meri Kahaani Hai
Pal Do Pal Meri Hasti Hai
Pal Do Pal Meri Jawaani Hai

In ‘Pyaasa’ of 1957, he had posed three very profound questions in the lines of poetry he wrote for that film. At a personal level, the query was “Jaane Wo Kaise Log The Jin Ke Pyaar Ko Pyaar Mila“. On the plane of social strife and stigma he had asked “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain“. And then, the ultimate question of life that he has posed is “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai“. The film gains its depths, attempting to interpret and address these questions. And more than sixty years later, these questions continue to haunt the discerning mind. Timeless queries, one would say, but still, crystallized for once in words by Sahir.

There is this one incisive insight that the poet possesses, or maybe the other way round, this incisive insight possesses the poet. Each verse, each song that he has penned in his lifetime, goes well beyond the simple words that he wrote. His words, his lines offer you, nay they force you to take a pause and think – what profundity, in just this simple arrangement of 8, 10 or 15 words. And the thought will stay in the mind for much much longer that what it took to simply read the words for once.

This life, ‘zindagi’ – the incisive insight brings out so many facets that the poet examined it. In 1954, he penned the following for ‘Taxi Driver’

Ae Meri Zindagi
Aaj Raat Jhoom Le, Aasmaan Ko Choom Le
Kis Ko Pata Hai Kal Aaye Ke Na Aaye. . .

For ‘Munim Ji’in 1955, he wrote

Ek Taraf Haseen Jalwe Hain
Ik Taraf Jawaani
Zindagi Hai Zinda. . .

In 1958, his words for ‘Light House’ are

Tang Aa Chuke Hain Kashmakash-e-Zindagi Se Hum
Thukra Na Den Jahaan Ko Kahin Be-dilee Se Hum

With 1960 came ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ and the promising words are

Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Wo Barsaat Ki Raat. . .

1962, and it is ‘Hum Dono’, with the lines

Main Zindagi Ka Sath Nibhata Chala Gaya. . .

With ‘Aaj Aur Kal’, 1963, ‘Zindagi’ was a most depressing thought.

Maut Kitni Bhi Sangdil Ho Magar
Zindagi Se To Meharbaan Hogi

‘Chandi Ki Deewaar’ and 1964, another depressing sentiment

Kahin Qaraar Na Ho Aur Kahin Khushi Na Miley
Hamaare Baad Kisi Ko Ye Zindagi Na Mile

And then, a refreshing thought in 1965, with these lines in ‘Shagoon’,

Ham Hain Maayoos Magar Itne Bhi Maayoos Nahin
Ek Na Ek Din To Yah Ashqon Ki Ladi Tootegi
Ek Na Ek Din To Chhatenge Ye Ghamon Ke Baadal
Ek Na Ek Din To Ujaale Ki Kiran Phootegi
Zindagi Zulm Sahi Zabr Sahi Gham Hi Sahi

On to 1969, and the life is a happenstance – film is ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’,

Zindagi Ittefaaq Hai
Kal Bhi Ittefaaq Thi Aaj Bhi Ittefaaq Hai

And in the same film, we have the sobering sentiment as,

Zindagi Ki Raah Mein Khushi Ke Phool Bhi
Zindagi Ki Raah Mein Ghamon Ki Dhool Bhi
Zindagi Kabhi Yaqeen Kabhi Gumaan Hai
Har Qadam Pe Teraa-Meraa Imtahaan Hai
Zindagi Ke Rang Kai Re Saathi Re. . .

Come 1975, and it is ‘Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka’; the refrain once again is downbeat as in

Dekha Hai Zindagi Ko Kuchh Itna Qareeb Se
Chehre Tamaam Lagne Lage Hain Ajeeb Se

But then it is ‘Zameer’ in the same year that bounces back to say,

Zindagi Hansne Gaane Ke Liye Hai Pal Do Pal
Ise Khona Nahin Kho Ke Rona Nahin

Plus a more sobering thought, from the same film,

Tum Bhi Chalo Hum Bhi Chalen
Chalti Rahe Zindagi
Naa Zameen Manzil Naa Aasmaan
Zindagi Hai Zindagi

With ‘Kaala Pathar’ in 1979 came the motorcycling song that infused the bubbling spirit of freedom and hope.

Jaate Huye Qadmon Se
Aate Huye Qadmon Se
Bhari Rahegi Raahguzar
Jo Ham Gaye To Kuchh Nahin
Ik Raastaa Hai Zindagi
Jo Tham Gaye To Kuchh Nahin
Ye Qadam Kisi Muqaam Pe
Jo Jam Gaye To Kuchh Nahin

Coming to the song being presented today. It is a wonder that I thought of, as I listened to this song today after a very long time. Yes, a child pining for getting the moon to play with. And with the ‘बाल हठ’ (a child’s obduracy), it is an overwhelming experience to be able to convince the child and talk it out of its impossible wish. As I listened, I am reminded of the story from the Ramayan – the passage where Ram, as a toddler, one day gets into His mind that he wants the moon to play with. No amount of coaxing and appeasing and promises by the parents and others can talk Him out of His insistence. And the accompanying wailing and waving of arms is making Kaushalya and Dashrath very worried and uncomfortable. Rajguru, Vashishth ji is summoned for help. He arrives and says, well, if the child is wanting the moon, give Him the moon. The parents are confused, and ask Vashishth ji, as to how to make that happen.

Rajguru asks for a large dish (‘परात’) with raised edges. The dish is placed in front of the child, and is filled with water. Instantly, the likeness of the moon is reflected in the water in the dish. So Vashishth ji beckons the child and points to the reflection and says, here is the moon, now play. So the toddler Ram, seeing that the moon is now so close, puts His hands in water, but swish and splash as He may, He is not able to hold in hand, the reflection that can be seen with the eyes. But the splashing play pleases Him, and the wailing is forgotten.

Sahir Sb is addressing the same situation in this song, likely that the child is insisting on visiting ‘Chanda Mama’. And as is the rule in Hindi films – well, you have a song to for a three-minute-disposition-of-a-difficult-situation. The lines in the song are actually trying to reason with the child, based on some simple logic statements, that aim at convincing the child that they (the three bad men in the film) are much better suited to be ‘Mamma’ to the child than the distant moon.

So there is arguments like, hads ‘Chanda Mama’ ever visited you? Has ‘Chanda Mama’ ever invited you to his place. He just sits in the sky and creates a fake uproar. Where as we (the three bad men in the film) are with you every day. We play with you, we take care of you and bring you toys. And so, as is wont in Hindi films, all it takes is three minutes of music and song to change the mind of any individual in any situation. Start the song, and you can time the mind conversion almost exactly to 3 minutes (maybe plus a few more seconds).

The video of this song is not available, but it most certainly is picturized on Geeta (role played by Baby Rani) who plays the upset little child, wanting the moon, and the three bad men – Govind, Joseph and Nazir (roles played by Pran, Ajit and Anwar Hussain respectively). The singing voice for the three bad men are back played by Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Manhar. The singing voice is not identified for a few lines at the end of the song, which are apparently lip synced by the child.

The film is ‘Nanha Farishta’ from 1969. A film by T Prakash Rao, is a touching tale of three criminals whose lives are transformed by the love a small child girl they have kidnapped. The star cast of this film includes Pran, Ajit, Anwar Hussain, Baby Rani, Padmini, Pandharibai, Balraj Sahni, Johnny Walker, Suresh, Mukri, Raj Mehra, Sunder, Maruti, and Prem Kumar.

The film has four songs, all penned by Sahir Sb. The music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji. Two of the four songs are already showcased on our blog. This is the third song to find its place here, as the centenary celebration of this gifted poet. And we also add the celebration of adding the 700th song by Sahir Sb to our blog.

A very refreshingly joyful song – yes, Sahir Sb had the versatility to pen such gems also.

Listen and enjoy.

Song – Chanda Kaahe Ka Tera Maama (Nanha Farishta) (1969) Singer – Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor, Manhar, Unidentified Child Voice, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Manna Dey + Mahendra Kapoor + Manhar

Lyrics

arre chanda kaahe ka tera mamma
mamma

chanda kaahe ka tera mamma
naabhe ke naama na jaama
jaama
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
chanda kaahe ka tera mamma

na tujh se milne dharti pe aaye
na tujh ko apni nagri dikhaaye
hum ko to chanda bilkul na bhaaye
bilkul na bhaaye
hamen bilkul na bhaaye
amber pe baitha chaahat jataaye
jhootha machaaye humgaama. . .
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
chanda kaahe ka tera mamma

hum tujh ko nit nit godi khelaayen
arre nehla dhula ke powder lagaayen
haathi dilaayen ghoda dilaayen
haathi dilaayen munni ghoda dilaayen
naach aur ga ke kartab dikhaayen
tak dhin tak dhin sa re ga ma. . .
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
chanda kaahe ka tera mamma

tu hai chaheti tu hai dulaari
mariam hamaari seeta hamaari
dil tujh pe sadqe
jaan tujh pe waari
donon jahaan se tu hum ko hai pyaari
hum ne tera haath thaama. . .
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre tum ho mere mammaa
chanda kaahe ka tera mamma
chanda nahin hai mera mamma
mamma
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
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अरे चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा
मामा

चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा
नाभे के नामा ना जामा
जामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा

ना तुझसे मिलने धरती पे आए
ना तुझको अपनी नागरी दिखाये
हमको तो चंदा बिलकुल ना भाए
बिलकुल ना भाए
हमें बिलकुल ना भाए
अंबर पे बैठा चाहत जताए
झूठा मचाये हंगामा॰ ॰ ॰
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा

हम तुझको नित नित गोदी खिलाएँ
अरे नहला धुला के पाउडर लगाएँ
हाथी दिलाएँ घोड़ा दिलाएँ
हाथी दिलाएँ मुन्नी घोड़ा दिलाएँ
नाच और गा के करतब दिखाएँ
तक धिन तक धिन सा रे गा मा॰ ॰ ॰
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा

तू है चहेती तू है दुलारी
मरियम हमारी सीता हमारी
दिल तुझपे सदक़े
जां तुझपे वारी
दोनों जहां से तू हमको है प्यारी
हमने तेरा हाथ थामा॰ ॰ ॰
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे तुम हो मेरे मामा
चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा
चंदा नहीं है मेरा मामा
मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा

 


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“Papiha Re”(1948)was produced by Kuldeep Sahgal and directed by Dawood Chand for Kuldeep Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Amarnath, Akhtari, Pran, Asha Posley, Mumtaz Begum, G N Butt etc in it.

The movie had 12 songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the econd song from “Papiha Re”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Zeenat Begam and Dhaniram. Lyrics are by Mulkraj Bhakri. Music is composed by Dhaniram ho as making his debut as a music director ith this movie.

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


Song-Tu chanda main chaandni (Papiha Re)(1948) Singers-Zeenat Begam, Dhaniram, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MS-Dhaniram
Both

Lyrics

Tu chanda main chaandni ee
tu chanda main chaandni
ho tera mera
mera tera
janm janm ka saath
haath pakadkar chhod na dena
rahe haath mein haath
hamaara rahe haath mein haath
tu chanda main chaandni ee

main baaghon ki morni
main baaghon ki morni
aur tu ghata ghanghor
main sajan teri baawri
aur tu mera chitchor
main pyaasi ik boond hoon saajan
main pyaasi ik boond hoon saajan
tu meri barsaat
haath pakadkar chhod na dena
rahe haath mein haath
hamaara rahe haath mein haath
tu chanda main chaandni ee

ho o o
aan basi tu dil mein mere
ho o o
aan basi tu dil mein mere
jaise phool mein baagh
in nainon ko o
en nainon ko
hardam laagi tere daras ki pyaas
tere bina mohe kuchh na bhaaye
tere bina mohe kuchh na bhaaye
bhool gaya har baat

haath pakadkar chhod na dena
rahe haath mein haath
hamaara rahe haath mein haath
tu chanda main chaandni ee

>milke na bichhden do dil saajan
aisa ho jaaye pyar
bhool ke bhi patjhad na aaye
hardam rahe bahaar
hum tum donon jab mil baithen
hum tum dono jab mil baithhen
rahe sada phir saath
haath pakadkar chhod na dena
rahe haath mein haath


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XV: Year 1961
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1961.

In 1961, 104 Hindi movies contaning 757 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 44 of these movies and she sang 152 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 42 % of the movies released in 1961. Her voice was heard in 20 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1961.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1961 :-

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 Aas Ka Panchhi Shankar Jaikishan 3 3 1 2 0 0 Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
2 Amrit Manthan S N Tripathi 0 1 1 0 0 0 B D Mishra
3 Aplam Chaplam Chitragupta 3 4 2 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
4 Badaa Aadmi Chitragupta 2 2 0 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
5 Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan Sudhir Phadke 4 4 4 0 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
6 Bhagwan Balaji P Nageshwar Rao 0 1 1 0 0 0 Saraswati Kumar Deepak
7 Boy Friend Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
8 Chaar Deewaari Salil Chaudhary 4 4 4 0 0 0 Shailendra
9 Chhaaya Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
10 Chhote Nawaab R D Burman 5 5 2 3 0 0 Shailendra
11 Flat No. 9 Usha Khanna 4 4 4 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
12 Ganga Jamuna Naushad 5 5 4 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Hamaari Yaad Aayegi Snehal Bhatkar 2 2 0 2 0 0 Kidar Sharma
14 Ham Dono Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
15 Ham Matwaale Naujawaan Chitragupta 1 2 1 0 1 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
16 Jaadoo Nagri S N Tripathi 2 4 4 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
17 Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 4 2 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (1) Unknown (1)
18 Jai Chittor S N Tripathi 1 2 2 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
19 Junglee Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (3) Shailendra (1)
20 Krorepati Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 2 2 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
21 Maaya Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
22 Madan Manjari Sardar Malik 0 1 1 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
23 Memdidi Salil Chaudhary 4 6 4 2 0 0 Shailendra
24 Nazraana Ravi 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
25 Opera House Chitragupta 6 6 3 3 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
26 Passport Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Farooque Kaiser
27 Piya Milan Ki Aas S N Tripathi 5 5 3 2 0 0 Bharat Vyas
28 Pyaar Ki Pyaas Vasant Desai 4 7 1 2 2 2 Bharat Vyas
29 Pyaase Panchhi Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 2 1 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
30 Raamu Daada Chitragupta 1 3 2 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
31 Roop Ki Raani Choron Ka Raaja Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 2 2 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
32 Sampoorna Ramayan Vasant Desai 2 7 4 2 1 0 Bharat Vyas
33 Sanjog Madan Mohan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
34 Sapan Suhaane Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 1 0 1 Shailendra
35 Sasuraal Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 1 3 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
36 Saugandh Dilip Dholakiya 1 5 2 2 0 1 Prem Dhawan
37 Senapati Madan Mohan 1 3 2 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
38 Shola Aur Shabnam Khayyam 1 1 0 1 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
39 Stree C Ramchandra 5 5 4 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
40 Suhaag Sindoor Chitragupta 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
41 Teen Ustaad Dilip Dholakiya 0 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
42 Tel Maalish Boot Polish Chitragupta 3 3 0 3 0 0 Prem Dhawan
43 Warrant Roshan 1 1 0 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
44 Zabak Chitragupta 5 5 2 3 0 0 Prem Dhawan
Total 44 movies 20 MDs 125 152 88 55 5 4 15 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with C Ramchandra after a gap of two years. The movie “Stree”(1961) turned out to be their last movie together. Shankar Jaikishan became the top music directors who worked with Lata (with 278 songs) overtaking C Ramchandra (268). Other top music directors were Chitragupta (136), Anil Biswas (116), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Roshan (104), Madan Mohan (103, Naushad (96), Vasant Desai (89) composed 1298 songs out of 2369 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1961. The top six lyricists till end of 1961 for Lata Mangeshkar ere Rajinder Krishan (392), Shailendra (277), Hasrat Jaipuri (182), Bharat Vyas (150) Prem Dhawan (146) Shakeel Badayuni (136). These six lyricists had penned 1268 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar tied up with music directors Dilip Dholakiya , P Nageshar Rao and R D Burman for the first time in movies released during 1961. No new lyricist worked for the first time ith her in movies released in 1961.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1961 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
Total upto 1960 607 movies 1988 2369 1684 516 122 45

As can be seen from the table of 1961, Lata Mangeshkar sang 152 songs in movies released in 1961. As many as 125 of these songs have been covered in the blog. Out of 44 movies of 1960 where Lata Mangeshkar sang, all Lata Mangeshkar songs of 30 movies are alreday covered. So we have to look at the remaining 14 movies to find Lata Mangesahkar songs of 1961 to discuss in the blog.

Alphabetically the first such movie that offers us such Lata Mangeshkar songs to discuss is “Amrit Manthan”(1961). This mythological movie was and directed by S N Tripathi for Agraal Productions, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Manhar Desai, Ulhas, Sundar, Sulochana Chatterjee, Dalpat Kaka, Ratnmala, Premlata, Amirbai Karnataki, Radheshyam, Babu Raje, H N Kalla, Dev Chand, Moti Vijay, Moolchand, Baijnath, Habeeb, Yashodhara Katju, Uma Dutt, Jeeankala, Roopmal etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. It appears that records were made only for four songs. Names of singers are known only for these four songs of the movie. In absence of records of the other movie, we have no idea about the singers of those ten songs. Based on the details of four songs, we know that one of these songs is a Lata solo.

Here is the song from “Amrit Manthan”(1961). The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi. The mukhda of the song “raat dhalne lagi” is similar to the well known song, Aa aa bhi jaa raat dhhalne lagi from “Teesri Kasam”(1966), also sung by Lata Mangeshkar. But this “Amrit Manthan “(1961) song came five years before the “Teesri Kasam”(1966) song. These to songs are different.

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


Song-Chaand dhhalne lagaa dil machalne lagaa (Amrit Manthan)(1961) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD- S N Tripathi

Lyrics

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

chaand dhalne laga aa
chaand dhalne laga
dil machalne laga
aa bhi jaa
aa bhi jaa
aa bhi jaao piya
chaand dhalne laga
raat jaane ko hai
bhor aane ko hai
sang tu hai nahin
mera dhadke jiya
chaand dhalne laga

kitni bholi si naadaan thhi main
pyaar se haay anjaan thhi main
ras bhari adhkhili si kali thhi
ek chhoti si muskaan thhi main
ek chhoti si muskaan thhi main
toone ye kya kiya
o salone piya
baat hi baat mein
mera dil le liya
chaand dhalne laga

dhoondhta hai tumhen pyaar mera
is nasheeli suhaani ghadi mein
raah mein nain kab se bichhaaye
baawri si akeli khadi main
baawri si akeli khadi main
neend aati nahin
jaag paaati nahin
kaun sa tumne mujh pe ye jaadu kiya
chaand dhalne laga
dil machalne laga
aa bhi ja
aa bhi ja
aa bhi jaao piya
chaand dhalne laga
hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm


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