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4553 Post No. : 16140

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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4525 Post No. : 16085

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XI: Year 1957
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 195. 1957 was well into the glden era of HFM. Many people believe that the decades of 1950s and 1960s were the golden era og HFM. That being the case, Lata Mangeshkar had become the strongest pillar of HFM background singing by that time.

1957 saw 113 Hindi movies getting released containing 896 songs. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 47 of these movies and she sang 160 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 41 % of the movies released in 1957. Her voice was heard in 18 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1957. .

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1957 :-

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 Ab Dilli Door Nahin Dattaram 1 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
2 Anjali Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Nyay Sharma
3 Asha C Ramchandra 3 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
4 Baarish C Ramchandra 4 4 2 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
5 Bandi Hemant Kumar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
6 Begunaah Shankar Jaikishan 3 3 2 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (2) Shailendra (1)
7 Bhaabhi Chitragupta 5 5 3 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
8 Champakali Hemant Kumar 7 7 4 3 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
9 Changez Khan Hansraj Bahl 2 2 1 0 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi + Verma Malik (1) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (1)
10 Chhote Baabu Madan Mohan 4 4 2 2 0 0 Indeewar (2) P L Santoshi (2)
11 Dekh Kabira Roya Madan Mohan 4 4 3 0 0 1 Rajinder Krishan
12 Do Aankhen Baarah Haath Vasant Desai 5 5 5 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
13 Do Roti Roshan 5 5 4 1 0 0 Khumar Barabankvi
14 Ek Gaaon Ki Kahaani Salil Chaudhary 4 4 2 2 0 0 Shailendra
15 Ek Jhalak Hemant Kumar 0 1 1 0 0 0 S H Bihari
16 Ek Saal Ravi 4 4 3 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan (3) Ravi (1)
17 Fashion Hemant Kumar 3 3 0 1 1 1 Bharat Vyas
18 Gateway of India Madan Mohan 4 4 2 1 0 1 Rajinder Krishan
19 Hill Station Hemant Kumar 3 3 2 1 0 0 S H Bihari
20 Jalti Nishaani Anil Biswas 4 6 4 2 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
21 Janam Janam Ke Phere S N Tripathi 3 5 3 1 0 1 Bharat Vyas
22 Jeewan Saathi Bulo C Rani 0 1 1 0 0 0 Kumud Tripathi
23 Kathputli Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 6 1 0 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
24 Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan Hemant Kumar 1 2 2 0 0 0 S H Bihari
25 Krishna Sudaama Husnlal Bhagatram 0 2 2 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
26 Laal Batti Salil Chaudhary 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
27 Mirza Saahibaan Sardul Kwatra 0 1 1 0 0 0 Verma Malik
28 Miss India S D Burman 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
29 Miss Mary Hemant Kumar 6 6 3 2 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
30 Mother India Naushaad 7 7 4 1 1 1 Shakeel Badayuni
31 Musaafir Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 2 0 0 Shailendra
32 Naag Lok Ramlal Heera Panna 0 2 2 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali (1) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (1)
33 Nausherwaan e Adil C Ramchandra 5 5 3 2 0 0 Parwez Shamshi
34 Naya Zamaana Kanu Ghosh 1 4 3 0 1 0 Prem Dhawan (3) Bharat Vyas (1)
35 Neel Mani Chitragupta 0 4 4 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali (3) Bharat Vyas (1)
36 Paayal Hemant Kumar 4 7 3 3 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
37 Pardesi Anil Biswas 1 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan + Sardar Jafri
38 Paying Guest S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
39 Raam Hanuman Yudhh S N Tripathi 4 5 4 1 0 0 Shailendra
40 Raam Laxman Avinash Vyas 2 3 3 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
41 Saakshi Gopal Chitragupta 0 4 2 2 0 0 Bharat Vyas
42 Samundar Madan Mohan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
43 Sant Raghu Avinash Vyas 1 1 0 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
44 Shaahi Baazaar Dhaniram 0 1 0 1 0 0 Aziz Kashmiri
45 Shaarda C Ramchandra 2 2 1 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
46 Sheroo Madan Mohan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
47 Talaash C Ramchandra 2 4 4 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
Total 47 movies 22 MDs 129 160 110 38 7 5 23 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar tied up with music directors Dattaram, Kanu Ghosh and Ramlal Heerapanna for the first time in this year. Likewise she tied up with lyricists Nyay Sharma, Parwez Shamshi and Ali Sardar Jaffry for the first time in 1957.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1957 :

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
Total upto 1957 422 movies 1407 1708 1269 318 83 38

By the end of 1957, Lata Mangeshkar had sung in 422 movies. In these movies, she had worked with 89 music directors and 85 lyricists.

Out of 47 movies of 1957, all Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in the blog in 31 movies. So we have only 16 movies of 1957 still available from where we can discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “Ek Jhalak”(1957).

This movie was produced by Deep Khosla and Pradeep Kumar and directed by Kalidas for Deep and Pradeep Productions, Bombay. The movie had Vyjyantimala, Pradeep Kumar, Anita Guha, Rajendra Kumar, Pran, Mubarak, Lalita Pawar, Bipin Gupta, Randhir, Om Prakash, Hira Sawant, Rashid Khan, Tuntun, CV Rao, Patanjali, Gajendra, Amin, Fazal Khan, Saar, Deep Khosla etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past.

The movie had one Lata song and that was a solo song.

Here is that Laa Mangeshkar song from “Ek Jhalak”(1957). This rare song is penned by S H Bihari. Hemant Kuamr is the lyricist.

The song, which I heard for the first time just now, sounds like an archtypical chhaayaageet song, which is best heard late at night.

Only the audio of the song is availavle. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ye hawa ye fizaa ye raat hai taaron bhari(Ek Jhalak)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

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

ye hawa
ye fizaa
ye raat hai taaron bhari
aa bhi jaa
dilruba aarzu hai ye meri
ye hawa
ye fiza
ye raat hai taaron bhari
aa bhi jaa
dilruba aarzu hai ye meri

ye dil mera abhi to hai jawaan
ye pyaar ke zamaane phir kahaan
ye dil mera abhi to hai jawaan
ye pyaar ke zamaane phir kahaan
aa do kadam
mere sanam
paas hai manzil teri
aa bhi jaa
dilruba
aarzu hai ye meri

ae jaan e jaan
mujhe na ab sata
bahaar keh rahi hai muskura
sun le zara
kehna mera
hai iltiza ye meri
aa bhi ja
dilruba
aarzu hai ye meri
ye hawa ye
fiza
ye raat hai taaron bhari
aa bhi ja
dilruba
aarzu hai ye meri


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4486 Post No. : 16007

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 89
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This date 29 october 2020 is a different kind of blog ten year challenge. It was on this day ten years ago that I met Raja face to face in Nagpur where I was based at that time. All these days I was under the impression that the meeting had taken place recently, but no, time has sprinted away faster than Usain Bolt, and TEN years have elapsed after that memorable evening. .

For those who came in late, I was a member of a by now defunct cricket forum called Pakcricbuzz under the ID of squarecut. I used to discuss cricket of 1970s in that forum. One fine day, this new member called Raja joined and he started commenting on my posts exclaiming that he was in the same age group and he too had similar memories about cricket of 1970s. I initially thought that he was a Pakistani with surname of Raja (like Wasim Raja and Rameez Raja) but later I found that he was an Indian.

After a few days, I stumbled upon “introduction” section of that forum, where I found discussion about a new cricket forum by an Indian poster. I visited that forum called cricforum. That was in may 2005. It was quite an inactive forum at that time, but I felt comfortable there mainly because it was a forum of Indians. Two weeks later, I found that same person Raja also joining cricforum. Soon the forum began to buzz with great activity.

The forum had moderators and administrators based in Europe and USA and they needed an India based moderator. So I was made an moderator there and an announcement was made that “Atul Bhai is our new moderator.” Members of the forum congratulated me, and that included Raja too. So your name is Atul, he stated. My ID was squarecut and so it was this announcement that made Raja aware about my name.

This forum did not just discuss cricket, it discussed other topics as well, and people there had a unique kind of sense of humour which was described there as “muppetry”. Whenever India lost in cricket, which was quite often, members would roast Indian cricketers in posts that were scathing and at the same time quite funny. Then there was this person Ravi, the owner of the site, who would write hard hitting reviews of Hindi movies that were great fun to read. This person Ravi incidentally has written a guest post in this blog as well. This article gives us some idea about his sense of humour. Even I have covered him in the blog in one article on his pet-a wolf dog. I rate this article as one of the most satisfying articles written by me.

Some music lovers there began to discuss music under a subsection called Geetmala. There music loving members would write articles on a music theme. I wrote a few articles, on themes like Railway songs in Hindi movies. Others such as Raja also came up with his own theme.

It was during late 2007 and early 2008 that I was exposed to the concept of blogging. I opened a blog on blogspot platform where I started writing similar theme based articles. I wrote 50 long articles there which did not get the kind of traffic that I expected. Soon enough, I discovered wordpress platform, which I found far more easy for blogging. It was on this platform that I began to write my comments of Hindi film songs, taking up one song at a time. And soon enough, this became my main blog.

When I informed others about my blogs, some of them visited them and left notes of encouragement. Raja’s comments were especially prized ones for me, because he wrote long and elaborate comments that served as just the kind of encouragement that any budding blogger/ poster needs.

As mentioned earlier, Raja and I were members of cricforum. Raja actually met a few regulars of that forum, including Ravi, the owner of that forum. So Raja was already into “gangouts” of cricforum. Incidentally, this term “Gangout” is coined by Raja. So far this term has not found its way into Dictioneries and it is found only in this blog.

Raja was based in Holland and he would regularly visit India to meet his family members. By 2010, Raja too had become a moderator and subsequently an administrator in that forum. I too had become an adminisrator. During october 2010, Raja was planning to visit India, and another administrator called Asterix too was planning to visit India. This person Asterix was Nagpur based, and he saw a good opportunity for a get together at Nagpur. He invited a few members to come visit Nagpur. Raja was the one who agreed. So Raja boarded a train from Bangalore and arrived at Nagpur on 28 October 2010. He was recived at the Nagpur station by Asterix who took him to his home to stay with him. Raja, in those pre whatsapp days posted his status in cricforum- “Arrived Nagpur. Feeling happy. Looking forward to meet Atul.”

At Nagpur, I lived in Railway locality (called Mount Road)close to Old Vidarbha Cricket stadium. This stadium had hosted international matches till a few years ago, before the bigger stadium at Jamtha came up. I lived alone, while my wife and daughter lived across the Maharashra MP border 250 KM away. I had a very good internet connection (provided by Railways) and I also had inverter connection. So I was connected on internet round the clock even if it was raining outside and power was off. No wonder I was at my most productive as a blogger those days.

Raja, asterix and another person (Asterix’s relative) arrived at my home in the evening. I received a bear hug from Asterix. The two of us were so like minded in cricketing matters (including our “love” for Bangladeshi cricket. 🙂 ) in the forum.

After some cricket discussion, the two of them expressed their interest in my blogging process. So I took them to the room that I had earmarked for this purpose. This small room had a laptop on a computer table. When I look back at it now, I realise that I used to note down the lyrics directly from the computer. I did not use headphone or external speakers those days. Later I began to use headphones and that helped a lot. But using headphones was not yet started by me and I relied on listening to the tinny voice emanatng from the laptop. That laptop was a 2007 model, with windows XP in it.

The blog by that time had 3154 posts, a far cry from the current tally of over 16000 writeups. Many blog concepts, now taken for granted had not yet evolved. Even guest posts were in their infancy. Raja, the first guest poster in the blog had written his (and blog’s) first guest post on 26 june 2010 (blog post number 2565). Raja’s most recent guest post was the writeup for 3000th song of the blog- on 20 september 2010. It was his 31st guest post in the blog. 31 guest posts in less than three months- Raja was in a rich vein of writing form those days. 🙂

My collection of video CDs, audio CDs etc were strewn all over the place which I showed them as my musical collection. I can never arrange them systematically, no matter how half heartedly I try. 🙂 I also tried to bluff telling them that what was visible was only a part of my collection. 🙂

I had one thing with me that was quite a prized possession though. It was a diary of 1974, that I got hold of in 1975. In that diary I noted down lyrics of songs written from radio. I needed to listen to a song a few times before I could get the full lyrics right. It had about 200 plus song lyrics. That diary was also the place where I would note down scores of test matches played those days. I showed them the score card of the Port of Spain test where India scored 406/4 in the fourth innings to win the test. Raja was suitably impressed with that diary.

We spent an hour and half or so at my place. Those days we did not have cameras on mobile phones. People carried handycams. Raja had brought one such handycam. I had asked a couple of my staff to be present. One of them took our photos which Raja later put up on our cricket forum.

After one hour and half or so, we went to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Asterix, a native of Nagpur knew various places in Nagpur quite well. Our discussion continued during that time as well. Raja told us that he had watched the movie “Akeli Mat Jaiyyo”(1963) with very high expectations but he felt badly let down. 🙂 Raja has subsequently learnt to keep his expectations low while watching Hindi movies. 🙂

While discussing musical matters and bloggers, we discussed Greta (Memsaab) and her blog. Raja mentioned that Greta’s birthday fell a few days ago. We also discussed the fact that her birthday fell so close to that of Shammi Kapoor that she was a big fan of.

Those were the days when the blog followed the concept of “farmaish”. Farmaish page was a popular page of the blog. Raja himself was a big farmaish sender. Raja had sent lots of farmaishes in the blog farmaish page. I asked him for a farmaisdh face to face- easily the first such farnmaish for the blog. Raja chose the song “Baar baar din ye aaye” and dedicated it to Greta. :).

After dinner, Raja and Asterix dropped me back at my place at about 10:45 PM or so and thus ended a memorable evening / night for me.

Next day, I posted that article on Raja’s farmaish where I described this meeting in brief. This aricle received several comments including that of Raja as well.

Raja in his comment to this post wrote:-

As Atul says, the two of us finally managed to meet each other. It was really memorable for me too. I have long admired Atul’s witty comments, not just on this blog but also on our cricket forum. He has these one-liners that I call Atulisms. ??

We had a very nice time together. Atul walked me through the process he goes through to post songs on his blog. We discussed other stuff too – including a diary he used to maintain way back in 1976, with handwritten cricket scorecards and Hindi film songs. Those were pre-internet days, so every piece of info we could gather from any source was very valuable. Indeed Atul and I can relate to a lot of things – I used to also maintain cricket statistics in this manner. 🙂 🙂

Over dinner, Atul asked me for a song farmaish “on the spot”. This birthday song was fresh in my mind – I remember searching for it a few days earlier on his blog and not finding it. It is my favourite birthday song – I love Rafi’s voice in this, I love the picturisation, I love the lyrics.

I did not expect Atul to turn this around so quickly on the blog. Thanks a lot, Atul.

Four years later, I described this visit in more detail during the run up to our 10K post, when I wrote about Raja in this post. There I have quoted what Raja wrote about this visit in cricforum. Here are his reminiscences:-

I came over from Bangalore to Nagpur to meet Asterix and Atul.
I first met Asterix on the 28th evening (he picked me up from the station).
We then arranged to meet Atul the following evening (Friday – 29th).

We went over to Atul’s place. Very nice place – Atul has people at his beck and call for his household work. * jealous *

Anyway, it was a very memorable experience.

Already meeting Asterix the previous evening was a great feeling – and now meeting Atul also was just amazing.
We discussed a lot of stuff – mostly about CF of course. And about Atul’s song blog.

Asterix and Atul also expressed concern about the increasing dominance of Bangladesh on the cricket scene and how it could impact minnows like BCCI who are in the same group in the World Cup. ?? Personally I think they were more concerned about the impact on a certain cricket forum. ??

Atul then showed us how he builds up his song blog – from a blog owner’s perspective.
It was fascinating.

We also got to see some of his VCD collection. More than 150 VCDs – most of them old (forgotten) Hindi movies. These provide the raw material for his song blog to a large extent. And I am informed by Atul that this is only a part of his collection – he has much more.

The evening was already going very well – but then it went many notches higher for me when Atul showed us something else.
This really brought tears (of nostalgia) to my eyes.

He showed us a diary that he used to maintain in 1976.

In those days, he used to write down cricket scorecards of various matches going on at that time.
Seeing the names of Gavaskar, Gaekwad, Vishwanath – written in Atul’s handwriting – really made me remember those days.

I got into a major nostalgia session – Asterix cut me short (like he often does ?? ), suggesting that we could continue the discussion over dinner. ??
(Actually we had another friend with us – not a CF person – and Asterix, understandably, did not want him to get bored).

In this diary, Atul also used to write down Hindi songs. Movie, singers, music directors – and full lyrics. As much as he could capture at that time from radio. Remember these were pre-Internet days, these were days when you really had to search and hunt for info that is readily available nowadays. You had to listen to a song umpteen times before you could get it right.

I think this passion is what has now morphed into Atul’s blog. Different times, new technology – but same, burning passion.

We then went out for dinner. By then it was a little late – we dropped Atul back at his place and returned to Asterix’s place (where I was staying), with very fond memories of our meeting.

Thank you, Atul. It was a very memorable evening. 29th October 2010.

I can barely believe that ten years have past since that memorable evening. It is true. We all, as well as the blog, are ten years older since that day.

In a way, it is a different kind of Blog Ten Year Challenge. I posted a song from a movie that day. Let me post another song from the same movie ten years later.

Following songs were covered in the blog ten years ago on this date (29 october 2010):-

Blog Post number Song Movie Year of release Posting time Remarks
3149 Teri nazar mein main rahoon meri nazar mein tu 1857 1946 7:19 AM Movie YIPPEED by now
3150 Tum hamen bhool gaye Balam 1949 8:13 AM Movie YIPPEED by now
3151 Barbaad huyi dil ki duniyaa Jalpari 1952 8:51 AM 7 songs covered out of 9
3152 Hamko samajh baithhi hai ye duniyaa deewaanaa Chaar Deewaari 9:13 AM 1961 Movie YIPPEED by now
3153 Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai magar main keh nahin saktaa Bachpan 1963 9:29 AM 3 songs covered out of 7

Out of two eligible movies for Blog Ten Year Challenge today, the first movie “Jalpari”(1952) has already been taken up earlier in the day. So that leaves us with “Bachpan”(1963) as the other eligible movie.

“Bachpan”(1963) was directed by Nazar for New Panchratan pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Menka Irani, Saleem, Manorama, David, Daisy Irani, Bhudo Advani etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past. Iconic Rafi song Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai magar main keh nahin saktaa was discussed on the blog on this day ten year ago.

The remaining four songs are lesser known songs. Some are even unavailable. Out of the available songs, the song under discussion shines on its own merit and deserves to be better known among music lovers. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisatiuon of this song. The song is an ideal song to be listened to at night. It is a song that firmly belongs to the league of what I call “Chhaayaageet” songs.


Song-Mere naina mad ke pyaale (Bachpan)(1963) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Mere naina mad ke pyaale
Mere naina mad ke pyaale
koi aaj dil sabhaale
koi aaj dil sabhaale
main jahaan jahaan se guzri
wahin ho gaye ujaale
Mere naina mad ke pyaale

jo nazar milaaye mujh se
wohi hosh apne khoye
wohi hosh apne khoye
jise dekh loon main hans ke
wo khushi se mera hoye
wo khushi se mera hoye
use badh ke baandh le phir
mere gesu kaale kaale
mere naina mad ke pyaale
koi aaj dil sambhaale
main jahaan jahaan se guzri
wahin ho gaye ujaale
mere naina mad ke pyaale

bujhe dil ko roshni de
mere tan ke ujle saaye
mere tan ke ujle saaye
ke huyi shama jo raushan
to patange ghir ke aaye
to patange ghir ke aaye
ke amar rahenge mar kar
mujhe pyaar karne waale
mere naina mad ke pyaale
koi aaj dil sambhaale
main jahaan jahaan se guzri
wahin ho gaye ujaale
mere naina mad ke pyaale


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

Blog Day : 4466 Post No. : 15953

These days I am searching for movies where only one song was covered. I discussed one such movie in my earlier post here where only one song from the movie was posted. Now I have come across another such movie. It is “Shaahi Baazaar”(1957). The movie made its debut in the blog with the song ‘dil mastaane jhoom le aaj gulon ko choom le’ which was posted on 29.01.2017. That remains the only song from the movie in the blog so far.

I had mentioned it in my post that I was revisiting and listening to many Hemant Kumar songs during recent months. This exercise gave me immense pleasure. Around the same time our respected Arun Kumar ji had posted this NFS from Hemant Kumar – main saaz bajaaun tum gaao. After listening to it I was totally lost in the magic of the voice of Hemant Kumar. It went down memory lane to my ‘cassettes collecting years’ from ‘1985 to 2004’ when I used to listen to such songs contained in my prized collections of cassettes.

After that I was following with our editors for one of the ‘vintage favorites’ of Hemant Kumar which I had shared earlier to post but somehow it didn’t materuialise. Nevertheless, another vintage favorite of Hemant Kumar (from my wish list) was again posted by Arun Kumar ji which was ‘wo khushnaseeb hai jinko yahaan qaraar mila’.

I came across today’s song when I noted one comment on ‘YouTube’ that this song was an ‘NFS’ but it clarified by someone that it was from the movie ‘Shaahi Baazaar-1957’ and maybe it was not included in the movie. When I checked in HFGK Vol-III for this movie’s song it was listed there. So, I am presenting this wonderful song today here on the blog.

“Shaahi Baazaar-1957” was directed by Balwant Dave and Padmakant Pathak for ‘Chandni Chitra Productions’, Bombay. It was produced by G.A. Thakur and Lim Bilimoria.

‘Shaahi Baazaar-1957’ was a ‘costume drama’ movie. The movie had Chitra, Mahipal, Rajkumar, Sapru, Maruti, Ramesh Thakur, Chaman Puri, Naazi, Helen, Sheila Vaz, Tuntun, Bhalerao and others. Mirza Musharraf and Sheikh make guest appearance in the movie.

The movie had eight songs which were sung by six singers viz. Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Shamshad Begam, Mohd Rafi and Balbir. Lyrics of these songs were penned by four lyricists – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2 songs), Aziz Kashmiri (4 songs), and Pandit Shivraj and Madan Parihar – one song each.

Music was composed by two music directors Dhani Ram and S. Haridarshan.

Today’s song is written by Pt Shivraj and it is sung by Hemant Kumar. HFGK is silent about the music director of this song.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 27.03.1957.

Let us now enjoy today’s song in the voice of Hemant Kumar. I am sure one will immediately fall in love with this voice. The song grows on you as we listen to this song repeatedly. The composition spells magic . I am not sure if it is by Dhani Ram as many YT comments mention or it is by S. Haridarshan. Lyrics by Pandit Shivraj are beautifully penned.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs. Actor Mahipal and actress Chitra (I guess) can be seen in the picturization of this song.)

Video


Audio

Song-Phir wahi naghma suna de (Shaahi Baazaar)(1957) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Pt Shivraj, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de
dil ko deewaana banaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae

ghamzadaa khwaabon mein ae khoyaa aa
dard hai pehlu mein soya aa
ghamzadaa khwaabon mein khoyaa aa
dard hai pehlu mein soya aa
yaad phir naa be-wafaa ki ee
yaad phir naa be-wafaa ki
dil mein ik toofaan uthhaa de
dil mein ik toofaan uthhaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae

bhool jaa aa aa aa aa
bhool jaa aa
bhool jaa guzri wo raatein
pyaar o ulfat ki wo baatein
bhool jaa guzri wo raatein
pyaar o ulfat ki wo baatein
ho sakegaa jo naa apnaa aa
ho sakegaa jo naa apnaa aa
dil se us but? ko bhoolaa de
dil se us but? ko bhoolaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे
दिल को दीवाना बना दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए

ग़मज़दा ख़्वाबों में ए खोया आ
दर्द है पहलु में सोया आ
ग़मज़दा ख़्वाबों में खोया आ
दर्द है पहलु में सोया आ
याद फिर ना बे-वफ़ा कि ई
याद फिर ना बे-वफ़ा कि
दिल में इक तूफ़ान उठा दे
दिल में इक तूफ़ान उठा दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए

भूल जा आ आ आ आ
भूल जा आ
भूल जा गुजरी वो रातें
प्यार ओ उल्फत कि वो बातें
भूल जा गुजरी वो रातें
प्यार ओ उल्फत कि वो बातें
हो सकेगा जो ना अपना आ
हो सकेगा जो ना अपना आ
दिल से उस बुत को भूला दे
दिल से उस बुत को भूला दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए


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Blog Day :

4405 Post No. : 15794

“Gambler”(1960), not to be confused with “Gambler”(1971), was directed by Dwarka Khosla. The movie had Premnath, Shakila, Agha, Pran, K N Singh, Shammi, Madan Puri, Cuckoo etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it- two duewts and five solos. THe two duwets have already been covered in the past.

Here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Prem Dhawan isa the lyricist . Music is composed by Chitragupta.

This song, heard by me for the first time today (sixty years after its creation) sounds as fresh as lily. This is a quintessential Chhaayaageet kind of song, best heard at night time. The tune sounds so Salil Chaudhary like, but it is a composition of Chitragupta instead.

Only the aufdio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is thatb bthe song was picturised on Shakila.


Song-Koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se (Gambler)(1960) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya
koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya
kaise kahoon main wo kaisa dilwaala thha
bina maange jo bahaar de gaya

aankh ladi baat badhhi
jaane main kyun sharmaayi
aankh ladi baat badhhi
jaane main kyun sharmaayi
o o o
aisa laga door kahin
baaj uthhi shehnaai
aji baaj uthhi shehnaai
meri jaagi huyi sooni sooni raaton ko
koi sapne hazaar de gaya
koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya

dil ki lagi aur badhi
laakh nazar ko roka
dil ki lagi aur badhi
laakh nazar ko roka
o o o
par na koi zor chala
kha hi gaye hum dhokha
aji kha hi gaye hum dhokha
phir khoyi khoyi usi ke khayaalon mein
jaane kaisa wo khumaar de gaya
koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya

uska pata poochhe koi
meri nazar jhuk jaaye
o o o
kuchh na kahoon
chup si rahoon
raaz magar khul jaaye
aji raaz magar khul jaaye
sharmaane lagen aankhen meri aankhon se
dene waala kaisa pyaar de gaya
koi teekhi teekhi aankhon ke ishaaron se
mere dil ka karaar le gaya
kaise kahoon main wo kaisa dilwaala thha
bina maange jo bahaar de gaya


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. 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 :

4304 Post No. : 15571

chupke se kho gaya. . .

Searching through his list of songs, I chanced upon this gem of a melodious creation – one of those ‘love at first hear’ type songs that I have really come across after so many days. It has been sitting in my collection forever, and I pulled it today, looking for an unheard or less heard song to include in this post. The composition is quite atypical with a different sound structure attempted. A beautiful melody that I am sure you will also fall in love with.

Remembering C Arjun today, on the anniversary of his passing away (30 April, 1992).

Preparation for this post started a couple of days ago. And in the interim, the industry and the lovers of Hindi films have been shaken by the news of two luminaries passing away yesterday and today. Yesterday morning we got the news about Irfan Khan, who lost his battle with cancer at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The emotions are still to settle, and the second shocking news came in today morning. Rishi Kapoor, the darling Chintu Baba of the 1970s and 80s, lost his battle with leukemia at another Mumbai hospital today. Irfan Khan, 53 – too yuong, too early. Rishi Kapoor, 67 – lively, and a lot of life still to go. But alas no, this is the ‘as much’ that was ordained.

As I check out the dates on C Arjun today, when he passed away, he was 59. Just about midway between Irfan and Rishi, in terms of years. The writ of life is no one’s command – it is what it is. We see, we compare, we critique, we like, sometimes we ignore. But then, when the finality of the process dawns upon us, one is left with a vacuum somewhere inside that says – wish there was more. . .

Very little details are available about C Arjun’s life and times. The article in Pankaj Raag’s book dedicated to this music director is almost completely based on his work, the films that he did, and the wonderful songs that he has composed. Other than that, very little about the person himself.

He was born on 1st Sep, 1933 in Sindh. His full name – Arjun Chandnani, which was later modified to be C Arjun, for the sake of brevity in film circles, and to avoid any confusion with the name of his mentor music director Bulo C Rani (full name Bulo Chandirani). After partition, his family moved to and settled in Baroda.

C Arjun’s father was musically inclined and was a singer. There is no information available about his training. In one place, there is anecdotal mention that C Arjun fondly remembers being present at the recording of a song by Noorjehaan in Lahore. This anecdotal nugget does not carry any other details. We read about his career initiation in early 1950s – appearing as assistant music director working with Bulo C Rani, in films like ‘Shikaar’ (1955), ‘Aabroo’ (1956), ‘Baadshah Salaamat’ (1956) and ‘Jeevan Saathi’ (1957).

In 1958 came the hit Sindhi film ‘Abana’. In this film, C Arjun shared the credits for music direction with Bulo C Rani, and not just as an assistant. Then in 1960, he got his first break as an independent music director in Hindi cinema with the film ‘Road No. 303’. His career remained very patchy throughout, despite some of the most wonderful songs and ghazals created by him. The songs gained popularity with the listening public, but that never really translated into more work for him from the producers in the industry. Following is the list of films he has composed for,

  • 1961 Main Aur Mera Bhai
  • 1964 Punarmilan
  • 1965 Ek Saal Pehle
  • 1966 Chale Hain Sasural
  • 1966 Sushila
  • 1967 Lambu In Hong Kong
  • 1970 Mangu Dada
  • 1971 Ustad Pedro
  • 1973 Guru Aur Chela
  • 1975 Jai Santoshi Mata
  • 1976 Raksha Bandhan
  • 1977 Aankh Ka Tara
  • 1977 Subah Zaroor Aayegi (possibly a re-release of Sushila from 1966)
  • 1978 Nawab Saheb
  • 1980 Karva Chauth
  • 1981 Kaanoon Aur Mujrim

Unreleased Films
Sant Valmiki
O Mere Jaan e Jigar
Gunaahon Ka Mandir

Besides these, he also has given music to films in Sindhi, Gujarati and Haryanvi. He also has composed music for non-film albums in Sindhi. He was actually in a recording studio, rehearsing with artists for the recording of a Sindhi non-film album release, when he suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away.

Today’s song is from his debut Hindi film ‘Road No 303’. The film is produced under the banner of Mahesh Pictures, Bombay, by Bheeku Bhai and Ratan Kumar. The film is directed by Dharam Kumar. The star cast is listed as Shobha Khote, Mehmood, Bhagwan, KN Singh, Tiwari, Sheelu, Helen, Altaf, Maqbool, Raju, Mirajkar, Ramlal, Fazlu, Majnu, Joshi, Kashi, S Kerawala, Master Nisar, Bakshi and others.

The film has six songs, equally shared between the songwriters Jaan Nisar Akhtar and Naqsh Lyallpuri. This particular song is sung by Asha Bhosle. Only the audio of this song is available, and I request our more knowledgeable readers to please add more information about this song, and the movie itself.

A wonderful creation in my opinion. Listen and enjoy.


Song – Dil Ko Ye Kya Hua (Road No 303) (1960) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – C Arjun

Lyrics

aaa aaaaaa
aaa aaaaaa

aaa aaaaaa
aaa aaaaaa

aa aaa aa aaa aa aaa aa aaa aa aaa aa aaa aa aaa aa aaa

dil ko ye kya hua
taaron ki chhaon mein
mehki hawaaon mein
chupke se kho gaya
dil
dil chupke se kho gaya
dil ko ye kya..aa hua. . .

maine khushi ka
dekha savera
jaaga ujala dooba andhera
mausam bhi hai jawaan
jhoome hai aasmaan
rangeen fizaaon mein
chupke se kho gaya
dil
dil chupke se kho gaya
dil ko ye kya..aa hua. . .

meri nazar mein
hain wo nazaare
deewana kar den jinke ishaare
saagar pe jhoom ke
lehron ko choom ke
sapnon ke gaon mein
chupke se kho gaya
dil
dil chupke se kho gaya
dil ko ye kya..aa hua. . .

mujh ko bulaayen
phoolo ki baahen
hansti hai mere jeewan ki raahen
sun ke bahaar ki
mastaana raagini
meethi sadaaon mein
chupke se kho gaya
dil
dil chupke se kho gaya
dil ko ye kya..aa hua. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आs आssss
आs आssss

आs आssss
आs आssss

आs आss आs आss आs आss आs आss आs आss आs आss आs आss आs आss

दिल को ये क्या हुआ
तारों की छाँव में
महकी हवाओं में
चुपके से खो गया
दिल
दिल चुपके से खो गया
दिल को ये क्या॰॰आ हुआ॰ ॰ ॰

मैंने खुशी का
देखा सवेरा
जागा उजाला डूबा अंधेरा
मौसम भी है जवां
झूमे है आसमां
रंगीं फिज़ाओं में
चुपके से खो गया
दिल
दिल चुपके से खो गया
दिल को ये क्या॰॰आ हुआ॰ ॰ ॰

मेरी नज़र में
हैं वो नज़ारे
दीवाना कर दें जिसके इशारे
सागर पे झूम के
लहरों को चूम के
सपनों के गाँव में
चुपके से खो गया
दिल
दिल चुपके से खो गया
दिल को ये क्या॰॰आ हुआ॰ ॰ ॰

मुझको बुलाएँ
फूलों की बाहें
हँसती हैं मेरे जीवन की राहें
सुनके बहार की
मस्ताना रागिनी
मीठी सदाओं में
चुपके से खो गया
दिल
दिल चुपके से खो गया
दिल को ये क्या॰॰आ हुआ॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day :

4280 Post No. : 15520

“Chaalbaaz” is a vey common title in Hindi movies. Movies with this title were released in 1958, 1969, 1980 and 1989. All these movies are represented in the blog.

“Chaalbaaz”(1958) was produced by Balwant Bhatta nd Ram Kamlani and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Neolight Films Bombay. This “stunt” movie had Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Nishi, K N Singh, Shammi , Jagdeesh, Samir Kumar, Cuckoo, David, Bhagwan, Moti (Horse), Tiger (Dog) etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Chaalbaaz”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledeable readers to throw light on the pcturisation of this song. This is an “expression of love” song that sounds like a “Chaayaageet” song too, which best heard late at night.


Song-Koi dil ko lage apna apna (Chaalbaaz)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

o o o
o o o
o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
koi dil ko lage apna apna
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna aa
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna
koi dil ko lage apna apna
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna aa
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna

aankhon ki hai kuchh naadaani
kuchh baat na dil ne maani
aankhon ki hai kuchh naadaani
kuchh baat na dil ne maani
dil dola
kuchh bola
aur ban gayi ek kahaani
sukh chain diya aur seekh liya
aadhi raaton ko tadapna aa
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna
koi dil ko lage apna apna
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna aa
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna

kab tak main raaz chhupaaun
sau baar main kehnaa chaahoon
kab tak main raaz chhupaaun
sau baar main kehnaa chaahoon
ghabraaun
sharmaaun
kehte kehte ruk jaaun
keh bhi na sakoon
reh bhi na sakoon
kya haal hua ye apna aa
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna
koi dil ko lage apna apna
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna aa
ise pyaar kahoon ya sapna

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

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

कोई दिल को लगे अपना अपना
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना॰॰आ
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना
कोई दिल को लगे अपना अपना
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना॰॰आ
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना

आँखों की है कुछ नादानी
कुछ बात ना दिल ने मानी
आँखों की है कुछ नादानी
कुछ बात ना दिल ने मानी
दिल डोला
कुछ बोला
और बन गई एक कहानी
सुख चैन दिया
और सीख लिया
आधी रातों को तड़पना
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना
कोई दिल को लगे अपना अपना
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना॰॰आ
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना

कब तक मैं राज़ छुपाऊँ
सौ बार मैं कहना चाहूँ
कब तक मैं राज़ छुपाऊँ
सौ बार मैं कहना चाहूँ
घबराऊँ
शरमाऊँ
कहते कहते रुक जाऊँ
कह भी न सकूँ
रेह भी ना सकूँ
क्या हाल हुआ ये अपना॰॰आ
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना
कोई दिल को लगे अपना अपना
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना॰॰आ
इसे प्यार कहूँ या सपना


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Blog Day : 4247 Post No. : 15466

“Madan Manjari”(1961) was a stunt movie, which was directed by Jasubhai Trivedi for Mukund Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Chonkar, Manhar Desai, Kammo, Sundar, B M Vyas, Naseem, Tuntun, Shekhar Purohit, Meena, Amarjeet, Anil Kumar, C L Singh, Anwari, Premi, B R Ramchandran, Premlata, Champaklala, Niranjan Sharma etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Madan Manjari”(1961) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of this song is available. Going by the sonds of it, the song appears an archtypical “chhaayaageet” genre of song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ham apne gham ko saja kar bahaar kar lenge(Madan Manjari)(1961) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

hum apne gham ko saja kar bahaar kar lenge ae
hum apne gham ko saja kar bahaar kar lenge ae
tere khayaalon ko thhoda sa pyaar kar lenge ae
hum apne gham ko

kabhi to aayega tu mere dil ki raahon par
kabhi to aayega tu mere dil ki raahon par
tamaam umr tera intejaar kar lenge ae
tere khayaalon ko thhoda sa pyaar kar lenge ae
hum apne gham ko

tadap tadap ke kahin ro ke raat kaatenge ae
tadap tadap ke kahin ro ke raat kaatenge ae
haseen chaand ko hum raazdaar kar lenge ae
tere khayaalon ko thhoda sa pyaar kar lenge ae
hum apne gham ko saja kar bahaar kar lenge ae
hum apne gham ko


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Blog Day : 4157 Post No. : 15326

“Chingaari”(1955) was directed by S Srivastava for co-operative pictures production, Bombay. The movie had Shekhar, Nalini Jaywant, Leela Misra, Sunalini Devi, Pran etc in it.

This forgotten movie had eight rare songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Chingaari”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Manohar aka Manohar Arora.


Song-Ye dil ki majbooriyaan (Chingaari)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Manohar Arora

Lyrics

ye dil ki majbooriyan aur ye pyaase nain
uljhan ki is raat mein do dil hain bechain
ye dil ki majbooriyaan

poochh raha hai chaand gagan ka hum kyun hain majboor
poochh raha hai chaand gagan ka hum kyun hain majboor
saath hain donon paas hain donon
phir bhi kitni door
kis dar ne kis soch ne chheena inka chain
ye dil ki majbooriyaan

apni manzil pe aakar bhi
kyun ye dil ghabraaye
apni manzil pe aakar bhi
kyun ye dil ghabraaye
dil ghabraaye
neend na aaye
har aahat chaukaaye
anjaane is des mein kaate kate na rain
ye dil ki majbooriyaan

pyaar agar hai paas to batla
ae duniya naadaan
pyaar agar hai paas to batla
ae duniya naadaan
tujhmein aisa kya hai jispe naaz kare insaan
kuchh na soojhe preet mein jab uljhen do nain
ye dil ki majbooriyaan aur ye pyaase nain
ye dil ki majbooriyaan


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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


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