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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


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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


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4095 Post No. : 15241

Today, 4th October, is the 88th birthday of Sandhya Mukherjee. The grand old dame is one of the premier playback singers in Bangla cinema. In Hindi films, her contribution is limited to about 30 songs. Her involvement in Hindi films starts with the 1948 film ‘Jhoothi Kasmen’, and her singing assignments are spread over a decade and a half, till the mid 1960s.

A chance encounter with this song prompted the preparation of this post. I came across this song just a few hours ago, and listening to it was love at first hear. Such a lovely melody and arrangement, and such wonderful rendition, this song belongs to that category of unknown and hidden gems, which surprise the listener with their simplicity and beauty. I have listened to it many times since I discovered it earlier in the evening, and I do not seem to be getting enough of it.

The film is ‘Ratnadeep’ from 1952. The film is produced and directed by the legendary Debaki Kumar Bose, for the banner of Chitramaya, Calcutta. The cast of actors is listed as Anuva Gupta, Manju Dey, Molina Devi, Chhaya Devi, Tangamani, Harini, Bakul Ghosh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Pahadi Sanyal, Niteesh Mukherji, Tulsi Chakravarty, Kamal Mishra, Raj Kumar Soni, Sudheer  Chakraborty, Gokul Mukherji, and Gauri Shankar. The film is based on the Bangla novel of the same name, written by Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

Eight songs are listed for this film. The music director is Robin Chatterji. Two of the songs are traditional bhajans originally composed by Meerbai and Vidyapati. The remaining six songs have been written by the songwriters Pandit Madhur and Mahendra Pran. However, the lyricist for each individual song is not specifically identified.

We wish Sandhya ji a very happy 88th birthday. May she be blessed with many more years of good health and happiness.

Song – Raat Ne Aa Ke Din Ko Chooma, Saanjh Suhaani Aayi  (Ratnadeep) (1952) Singers – Sandhya Mukherji, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

raat ne aa ke
din ko chooma
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi manwa doley
raat ne aa ke
din ko chooma
saanjh suhaani aayi

chanda karey ishaare
koi mujhe pukaare
chanda karey ishaare
kya jaanun main aaj bhala kyon
mann hi mann sharmaai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

baalapan ke sapne jaage
jaagi mast jawaani
haaye jaagi mast jawaani
duniya ki har ?? suhaani
?? ban karv itraai
tum ban jaao main o saajan
aawo main tum ban jaaun
ye madmaati saanjh salona
ye madmaati saanjh salona
salona sandesa laai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

aankhon se tum dil mein aaye
phir bhi rahe kyon praaye
phir bhi rahe kyon praaye
itna to batla do kyon tum
aaj baney harjaai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रात ने आ के
दिन को चूमा
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई
साँझ सुहानी आई मनवा डोले
रात ने आ के
दिन को चूमा
साँझ सुहानी आई

चंदा करे इशारे
कोई मुझे पुकारे
चंदा करे इशारे
क्या जानूँ मैं आज भला क्यों
मन ही मन शरमाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

बालपन के सपने जागे
जागी मस्त जवानी
हाए जागी मस्त जवानी
दुनिया की हर ?? सुहानी
?? बन कर इतराई
तुम बन जाओ मैं ओ साजन
आवो मैं तुम बन जाऊँ
ये मदमाती साँझ सलोना
ये मदमाती साँझ सलोना
सलोना सँदेसा लाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

आँखों से तुम दिल में आए
फिर भी रहे क्यों पराये
फिर भी रहे क्यों पराये
इतना तो बतला दो क्यों तुम
आज बने हरजाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

 


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

Blog Day :

4075 Post No. : 15213 Movie Count :

4182

Hindi Songs in Bangla Films – 1
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It is a well-known fact that Shailendra wrote maximum number of songs for the music director, Shankar-Jaikishan (around 365 songs) out of about 750 songs he wrote during his life time. The second in line among music directors was Salil Chowdhury for whom Shailendra wrote around 105 songs. The third place was taken by S D Burman for whom he wrote around 70 songs. There were others music directors for whom he wrote songs albeit in comparatively lesser numbers. They were Roshan, S N Tripathi, Hemant Kumar, Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Ravi, Dattaram, and Kishore Kumar.

With major chunk of Shailendra’s songs (around 90% his total songs) written for the music directors listed above, I was curious to know as who were the other music directors to whom Shailendra wrote songs probably for one or two films. I traced almost all ‘other’ music directors. They were Basant Prakash (‘Badnam’ 1952), Manohar Arora (‘Chingaari’, 1955), Mukul Roy (‘Sailaab’ 1956 and ‘Detective’ 1958), Jimmy (Shrimatiji, 1952), Ninu Mazumdar (‘Bhai Saheb’, 1954), Sardul Kwatra (‘Pilpli Saheb, 1954 and ‘Tis Maar Khan’, 1955), Shivram (‘Naya Kadam’ 1958), Shailesh Mukherjee (‘Savera; 1958), Chitrgupt and Gajanan (‘Kal Hamaara Hai’ 1959), Kalyanji-Anandji (‘Satta Baazar’ (1959), Pandit Ravi Shankar (‘Anuradha’ 1960), R D Burman (‘Chhote Nawab’ 1961), Suhrid Kar (‘Kaanch Ki Gudiya’ 1961), and Sapan-Jagmohan (‘Begaana’ 1963).

But the surprise catch among ‘other’ music director to whom Shailendra wrote a song was Nachiketa Ghosh who has composed music for only one Hindi film ‘25th July’ (1951). But Shailendra was not the lyricist for this film. It transpired that Shailendra did write a Hindi song for Nachiketa Ghosh but for a Bengali film ‘Indraani’ (1958). Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen were the lead actors in the film. The film is available on YT with English sub-title.

So here is probably Shailendra’s only Hindi song for a Bengali film, ‘Indraani’ (1958). There are 7 songs in the film of which one song is in Hindi. The song is ‘sabhi kuchh lutaakar huye hum tumhaare’ which is sung by Mohammad Rafi. Nachiketa Ghosh is the music director.

The background for this song is that Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen get married despite opposition from her parents as Uttam Kumar is unemployed. On the wedding night, their feelings for each other is reflected in this song through a wayside singer playing guitar. The mood of the song appears to me the same as that of songs like ek haseen shaam ko dil mera kho gaya.

The song in the video clip is longer than the audio clip (78 RPM record version) because of the repetition in the former of mukhda part in each antara. Also, there are short dialogues in Bengali between Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen during the interludes of the song.

What a lovely song which I heard for the first time. I have been mesmerized by Rafi’s rendition of antara part of the song. Just note, how he goes one octave higher but keep his rendition soft on the antara lines ‘kisi ka tu ho jaa’, ‘hai khaamosh hum bhi’ and ‘ye khwaabon ki duniya’.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip :

Song-Sabhi kuchh lutaa kar huye ham tumhaare (Indraani)(Bangla)(1958) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Nachiketa Ghosh

Lyrics(based on Video Clip)

sabhi kuchh lutaa kar
huye hum tumhaare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
ye khoya sa chanda
ye behke se taare
to phir kyun na machlen
armaan hamaare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar

mohabbat mein kho jaa..aa
kisi ka tu ho jaa
falak se zameen tak huye ye ishaare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar
huye hum tumhaare
ki hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar

hai chupchaap wo bhi
hain khaamosh hum bhi
khule jaa rahe hain magar raaz saare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
ye khoya sa chanda
ye behke se taare
to phir kyun na machlen
armaan hamaare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar

wo rangeen duniya
wo khwaabon ki duniya
simat kar ke baahon mein aayi hamaare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar
huye hum tumhaare
ke hai jeet uski
jo dil aaj haare
ye khoya sa chanda
ye behke se taare
to phir kyun na machlen
armaan hamaare
sabhi kuchh lutaa kar


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

Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15101 Movie Count :

4146

Missing Films of 1960s – 112
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Cricket is a distraction par excellence. 🙂  I am sure most of us bandwagoneers will agree.

That we are approaching the 151st century of songs on the blog, was being exchanged between Atul ji and myself for quite some days now. But the fact that we are also approaching the completion of the 4th millennium of no. of days of existence, almost went completely un-noticed by either of us. It was like just three or four days ago, that the tubelight came on in my mind. I immediately wrote to Atul ji. And equally immediately we agreed that we are on a threshold milestone that is more significant than the 151st century of songs.

Pondering on how to impress the importance of this event, we went back and forth with a couple of ideas. Of course, the idea that we should combine the 4th mega-day with the 151st C, was the immediate conclusion. And the century song was then scheduled for 1st July, and we decided to pace out the required interim posts so that we accomplish this combination.

Now we had already identified the century song, and Atul ji was already in preparation with the environment friendly post. The song – I had already suggested to Atul ji, and we had agreed to bring on “Main Mar Gai Garmi Se” as the crucial link in this scheme to bring home the message of global warming and connect it to the environment friendliness objective. But then Atul ji came up with a counter thought. The song itself is a June song, and we will be overstepping into July if we post it on the 4,000th day. Now what to do? After a brief exchange, we agreed that we will post this song on 30th June, on the 3,999th day and then figure out another special for 1st July. The decision then also put us in a scramble, because then we had four more posts to make this June song hit the date of 30th June. So then both of us weighed in, in favor of making these four posts (plus the century post, making it five) happen on Sunday, split as three posts by me and two by Atul ji.

I prepared the current latest post by Arun ji, and scheduled it for early morning release on Sunday. And then I worked the afternoon and evening to make two more posts, adding into two of my ongoing series – one for the repeat songs and one for the sleepless nights.

And then, of course we know what transpired on Sunday. India lost by 30 runs against England – personally I believe it could have been done, but then that is me, commenting, watching from thousands of miles away. In short, cricket otherwise consumed the attention and our combined target of 5 posts slipped by 2.

So in the morning, I get an email from Atul ji. Quite matter of fact indeed, that he was not able to make any posts yesterday, and that although it is July now, but the garmi still justifies the song, and that we are happy we combine 4M + 151C today. So the following is what I wrote back to him reassuringly –

Yes, in our part of the country, where monsoons have not yet arrived, the heat is sweltering and quite intense. The song is still very appropriate.

And btw, it is still June in the US. It will be June in Midway Islands, Samoa till 4.30 pm (IST) today. And overall, the month of June 2019 will remain on this planet till 5.30 (IST) pm, when finally midnight crosses over the International Date Line. :D) :D)

Atul ji agreed. If you notice the time of posting of the 151C song – it is 4.50 PM (IST). We made it well within the transmogrified target, with 40 minutes to spare. Meaning that the month of June was still alive on this planet when 151C got posted. The final edge of the midnight crossed over the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean 40 minutes after the posting, finally closing the month of June 2019 from everywhere on earth. Talk about close shaves. 😀 😀

But another notable mention still needs to be made.  In this exchange, Atul ji also expressed that he was not feeling very good about the amount of significance that he wants to bring in to this milestone of 4M days. He said it is not feeling weighty enough. So then I suggested that let us follow this 151C post with another post that brings is one more very significant song, and celebration, to add to the 4M festivities. And that I have the very thing planned for the 151C+1 post in any case, to be brought on to blog on 2nd July. So let me explain. Maybe some of you may have noticed. Whenever we reach a century post milestone, that milestone stays on for that entire day. Meaning we don’t follow up with any other post that day, to ensure that the century celebration stays on for at least one full day. When I explained the content I had planned for this 151C+1 post, he readily agreed to make an exception to this convention of keeping the day free after publishing a century post.

So excuse me for the long drawn intro – I believe the prelude circumstances were quite interesting enough to merit this story being told. 🙂 🙂

So what is special about this post – the 112th in the series of ‘Missing Films of 1960s?

Two reasons. Firstly, based on all the research and explorations that I have been able to make regarding the missing films list of 1960s that Ben Katie prepared as my homework, and based on all the material that I have been able to trace and ferret out, today’s post is the grand finale, of this series. Meaning that, given everything that I have been able to lay my hands on, this is truly the last film that can be presented in this series. So we have a marathon series of 112 episodes, lasting for 3 years, 9 months and 2 days, coming to a close today.

And secondly, the rarity of the song that is being presented today. The quality of rarity of this song in my opinion, actually goes beyond the rarest of the rare. Today’s song, for whatever it is worth, comes into play, where everyone related to Hindi film music has been resigned to the fact that this film, ‘Hawa Mahal’ of 1962 – it does not have any, and I mean ANY, surviving songs available. In a situation where the absence of songs is an established and accepted fact, when one is able to trace out something, even a partial song, that is indeed a matter of a resounding celebration. A little later in this post, I will explain the how this came about.

Let us quickly get over with the numbers first. Ben Katie started work on compiling the list of missing films from 1960s (1961-1970) by comparing the listing in GK Vol 4 and the list of songs posted on our blog. That was in November of 2014. She sent out the first draft listing to myself, Arun ji and the rest of the team for a quick review and update cycle. The review and update part did happen, but the ‘quick’ part did not. 🙂 Anyways, after setting up, reviewing and inserting special remarks for some films as required, we came up with the following numbers,

Total listed as released films               >>          942

No. of films present on blog                 >>          695
(at the time of finalizing the list)

No. of films still to be posted               >>          247
(at the time of finalizing the list)

So 247 was the count to be tackled, when I started working on this series. The first episode was aired on 30th Sep, 2015, and the movie presented in that first episode is ‘Muraad’ of 1961. Initially, I tried to stick to the sequence in which these films appear in the Geet Kosh. But not strictly all the way through – quite a few times I would break the sequence, based on availability issues or demands of some special event such as anniversaries etc.

As is apparent from the episode number, I have been able to bring onboard 112 films (including today’s ‘Hawa Mahal’). The following table gives the details of this analysis, by year within this decade.

Year Movies Released Included in the Blog To Be   Posted Series Posting Other Postings Films  Pending
1961 104 92 12 5 1 6
1962 93 61 32 15 3 14
1963 89 68 21 5 4 12
1964 99 78 21 9 5 7
1965 100 70 30 14 5 11
1966 103 80 23 9 10 4
1967 83 58 25 16 5 4
1968 72 53 19 8 6 5
1969 97 65 32 13 10 9
1970 102 70 32 18 7 7
 Totals 942 695 247 112 56 79

The first three columns (after the year column) give the status as of the compilation and analysis done by Ben Katie, at the beginning of this exercise, i.e. November of 2014. The next two columns give the data on postings for the particular year, after this exercise is set in motion. Interesting to note that at total of 56 songs of this decade got posted on the blog, outside of this series, during the same period. The last column gives the no. of films which are not yet available, and I mean, not available from any source, period. As far as my search of the past almost four years reveals, songs of these films are not available anywhere in public domain. I could be wrong, and oh boy, I will be the happiest person to be told that I am wrong 🙂 .

As per the last column, we are still short by 79 films from this decade. I am giving below the list of films that have remained untraceable even after continued effort of almost 4 years. The listing is by year in the decade.

Year   Balance movies Information
1961 1 Chatrapati Shivaji Children’s Film Society of India
2 Flight to Assam
3 Howrah Express
4 Mahavat
5 Tanhaai
6 Teen Ustad
1962 1 Aalha Udal
2 Balidan
3 Bijli Chamke Jamuna Paar
4 Deccan Queen
5 Fakiron Ki Basti
6 Hamen Bhi Jeene Do
7 Hamen Khelne Do Children’s Film Society of India
8 Jai Ho Mohabbat Ki
9 Madam Zapatta
10 Meri Bahen
11 Mohabbat Zindabad
12 Nadira
13 Raj Nandini
14 Rang Raliyan
1963 1 Deepak Children’s Film Society of India
2 Flying Horse (Udta Ghoda)
3 House Holder, The (Gharbaar)
4 Jai Jagannath
5 Junglee Raja
6 Kala Ghoda
7 Kala Jadoo
8 King of Carnival
9 Maya Mahal
10 Mr. Toofan
11 Raj Mahal
12 Tarzan And Gorilla
1964 1 Arab Ka Lal
2 Hukum Ka Ekka (Ace of Spades)
3 Khushnasib
4 Pahadi Jawan
5 Rahul Children’s Film Society of India
6 Raju Aur Gangaram (Boy & the Parrot) Children’s Film Society of India
7 Son of Hurcules
1965 1 Accident
2 Anmol Moti Children’s Film Society of India
3 Flying Man (Hawaii Insaan)
4 Kapurush-O-Mahapurush
5 Kite Fight (Wo kaata) Children’s Film Society of India
6 Kutte Ki Kahani Children’s Film Society of India
7 Main Bhi Maa Hoon
8 Mehbooba
9 Nartaki Chitra
10 Panch Ratan
11 Shahi Raqaasa
1966 1 Bahadur Dakoo
2 Chanchal Ka Swapna Children’s Film Society of India
3 Kazaki Children’s Film Society of India
4 Professor X
1967 1 Bhakta Prahlad
2 Maya Sundari
3 Naya Rasta
4 Rajoo Sachhe Moti-62 was re-released as Rajoo-67
1968 1 C.I.D. Agent 302
2 Lahu Pukarega
3 London Express
4 Mata Mahakali
5 Ram Aur Rahim Dubbed?
1969 1 Beti Yumhare Jaisi unavailable
2 Bhuvan Shome Songless Film
3 Danka
4 Ittefaaq Songless Film
5 Jungle King
6 Rakhi Rakhi
7 Rambhakt Hanuman
8 Sara Akash Songless Film
9 S.O.S. Jasoos 007
1970 1 Chalbaaz Leader
2 C.I.D. 999 in Goa
3 Do Thug
4 Heere Ki Titli Children’s Film Society of India
5 Muqabala
6 Qatil
7 Uski Roti Songless Film

The request for all readers and friends is to please check the above list. In case there is any information available about the songs of any of these 79 films, please, please, please share it with us.

So having dealt with the numbers and having told the story of pending films, let me now come to the song being presented today.  The film ‘Hawa Mahal’ of 1962 is produced by Ramesh Vyas, under the banner of Navkala Niketan, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The main cast of actors is listed as Ranjan, Helen, Tiwari, Baboo Raje, Ramavtar, Bela Bose, Jugnu, Shyam, and Prakash amongst others.

There are six songs listed in the Geet Kosh. The name of lyricist is not given. Also, the names of the singers are not listed. Music direction is by Avinash Vyas. The singing voices used in this film are of Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor, however assignment to individual songs is not indicated.

Now coming to the mystery of songs of this film. In my search for the songs of this film, I could establish one thing. No gramophone records of the songs of this film are available anywhere. The general response from the premier collectors is that no 78 rpm records of this film were created. I was quite disappointed. With names like Helen and Bela Bose in the cast of actors, the film being of the ‘jaadugar saiyyaan’ types abracadabra of magic and fantasy, the music of Avinash Vyas, the singing voices identified – I was eagerly expecting some wonderful songs to be harvested from a film like this. But my search kept turning up a naught wherever I would be inquiring.

Then maybe three or so years ago, I espied a VCD release of this film with a VCD/DVD dealer in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. I just pounced at it, and bought it. Getting home, with an anxious expectation, I put on my laptop to play. I could not believe my eyes. The film runs its complete length, and NOT A SINGLE SONG is existing in the film. I was devastated. I ran the film again – maybe I had dozed off when the songs were playing. But no, even the second more careful screening did not turn up any songs. I ran the disc a third time, and carefully looked at sequence of scenes. And sure enough, I was able to detect three or four places, where the narrative jumps, and the scene makes up as if there would have been a song here. The realization struck me – all the songs had been edited out of the film. I was furious, cursing the VCD manufacturer’s apathy towards lovers of music, trying to cut down run time of the film to fit on the disk, वगैरह, वगैरह.

I tried once again – bought another disc, but still no songs. Now I was obsessed in trying to get to the source material of this film – the VHS tapes. In my search for the same, in India, as well as outside India, I was successful in procuring three different copies of the VHS tapes of this film from different sources. Imagine my horror, when I found that even the VHS tapes were bereft of any songs.

I was confused, angry and anxious. I started talking to my collector friends, asking them if they had any information on why such a fate had befallen this film. No one had any clue. The Geet Kosh does not carry any additional footnotes, remarks or corrigenda about this film. I was in total despair. Six songs listed, the film is available, and not one song is traceable.

The Geet Kosh lists only three actors – Ranjan, Helen and Tiwari. Just came to my mind, and I carefully viewed the credits at the beginning to get more complete information. One thing struck me as very peculiar. The name of the MD is given, names of two playback singers are given. But there is no name listed for the songwriter. I carefully checked it twice – sure enough the name of the lyricist is not in the credits. My mind then surmised this possibility that before the release of this film, some trouble must have brewed between the producer and the songwriter. No settlement could be reached through mediation, and the songwriter probably took the legal recourse, and got an order from the courts to disallow use of the songs written by him, in the film. The producer must have been forced to give up the rights to the songs. The same got deleted from the film, and as well, no gramophone records were manufactured. And the producer then also deleted the reference to the songwriter’s name in the credits. All well for them, but the music lovers have lost an unheard treasure.

Some month ago, for no reason, I picked up this disc, and started viewing it, simply as timepass, and to get the hang of the storyline. There is an evil magician living at the bottom of the ocean. He has fairies and mermaids as his attendants. He is collecting human skulls – when he will get to 100, he will achieve power to conquer the three worlds. Helen is one of the fairies that lures unsuspecting ‘aadam jaat’ male humans with her charm, and once entrapped, they are tied up and taken to the bottom of the ocean. One day, she lays a trap, and who would walk in but the hero of the film – Ranjan. She promptly falls in love with him, and sets him free, does not take him to her magician master. The news spreads in the underwater world, and the magician imprisons her. Her human beloved gets to know the story, and with his friends, goes down to free Helen. There is standard stuff of fights, fist fights and sword fights which seem to go on and on and on. There is a spaceship which is shaped like a palace – ‘Hawa Mahal’ for you. Ranjan defeats the magician and escapes from the underwater world in this spaceship, with Helen, and his friends. A happy ending for all. Lot of magic stuff happens throughout the film.

This time around, I watched this film in its entirety, right up to ‘THE END’. And that is where the magic happened. I discovered a partial song, right at the end of the film. It seems when the editor spliced out the songs from the main body of the film, he simply forgot that one partial song has been used in the closing minutes of the film. The discovery flabbergasted me – at least now we have one sampler from this film.

The singing voice is Mahendra Kapoor. The clip is a segment of the song, just over a minute in length. But goodness what a wonderful melody this turns out to be. One can only imagine what may have been the quality of songs if this is a representative sample. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

So then I upload this one minute clip, containing one complete stanza, and make for this post. This discovery is no less than any other rarest of rare songs. The world of collectors had given up on this film and its songs. But then we now have one half song, discovered quite by accident, giving a flavor of what could have been.

And with this startling discovery, I suspend further publications in this series. I say suspend, because I want to leave the door open for the possibility that any of the remaining 79 films of this decade, may turn up, only God knows where and when.

The wait will never end.

 

Song – Taaron Bhari Raat Hai  (Hawa Mahal) (1962) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

nai nai manzil hai
naya naya geet hai
poori hui aarzoo
mann ka mila meet hai
miley aaj humsafar
kal ki hai kya khabar
miley aaj humsafar
kal ki hai kya khabar
palken jhuka ke keh de
mann mein kya baat hai

taaron bhari raat hai
ghunghat mein chaand hai
akhiyaan mila ke keh de
mann mein kya baat hai. . .
taaron bhari raat hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नई नई मंज़िल है
नया नया गीत है
पूरी हुई आरज़ू
मन का मिला मीत है
मिले आज हमसफर
कल की है क्या खबर
मिले आज हमसफर
कल की है क्या खबर
पलकें झुका के कह दे
मन में जो बात है

तारों भरी रात है
घूँघट में चाँद है
अखियाँ मिला के कह दे
मन में क्या बात है॰ ॰ ॰
तारों भरी रात है

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3757 Post No. : 14726

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 28
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‘य’ – ये भीगी भीगी रात गगन पर तारों की बारात ॰ ॰ ॰

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हम बेखुदी में तुमको पुकारे चले गए ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Seems to be like another life time, that we have been waiting, and calling out for you, in the wilderness of nowhere. Alas, but it is not to be. . .

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Really spoilt for choices with the letter ‘य’. And I settle for this delightful twosome of a song – Geeta Dutt with Rafi Sb. The film is an obscure ‘Doctor Z’ from 1959. Produced and directed by Jaal, the films comes from the banner of Baliwala Films, Bombay. The star cast of this film is listed as Shakeela, Mahipal, Heeralal, Helen, Vinod Diwani, Krishna Kumari, Sundar, Mirza Musharraf, Dalpat, Tuntun, Nasreen, Shetty, Bhudo Advani, Homi, Rusi, Bismillah, Baburao Pehalwan, Radheshyam, Rafiq, Hanuman, Bala Ram, Dhondu, MK Hasan, Karandiker, and Sheetal Kumar.

The film has total of eight songs listed, out which, two songs, as per the Geet Kosh, are probably not released on gramophone records. The songs have been written by Akhtar Romani, and the music is by Manohar. This Manohar is the blind music director Manohar Lal Sonik, who was the senior partner in the team of music director duo – Sonik-Omi.

One song of this film is already present on our blog. It was posted on 9th Nov, 2011. And today, after almost full seven years, the second song of this film finds its place here.

The singing voices are of Rafi Sb, accompanied by Geeta Dutt. A delightful duet presented as a conversation between lovers, it is quite a treat to hear to this song. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Ye Bheegi Bheegi Raat Gagan Par Taaron Ki Baraat  (Doctor Z) (1959) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Manohar
Geeta Dutt + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics 

ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai
ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo

bhatke huye musaafir
manzil ko pa hi gaye
ulfat ke do safeene
saahil pea aa hi gaye
bhatke huye musaafir
manzil ko pa hi gaye
ulfat ke do safeene
saahil pea aa hi gaye
main kaise kahoon ye baat
ke aata sapnon mein har raat
koi dildaar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

jitna haseen hai mausam
utna hi tu bhi haseen
jee chaahe aaj ruk jaaye
saara zamaana yahin
jitna haseen hai mausam
utna hi tu bhi haseen
jee chaahe aaj ruk jaaye
saara zamaana yahin
de haat mein mere haath
ke chhoote ab na kabhi ye saath
yahi iqraar hai
ye kitni badi hai baat
ke tujhko pyaar hai mere saath
ke du dildaar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
aa haa
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है
ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
हो होsss हो होss

भटके हुये मुसाफिर
मंज़िल को पा ही गए
उल्फ़त के दो सफीने
साहिल पे आ ही गए
भटके हुये मुसाफिर
मंज़िल को पा ही गए
उल्फ़त के दो सफीने
साहिल पे आ ही गए
मैं कैसे कहूँ ये बात
के आता सपनों में हर रात
कोई दिलदार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

जितना हसीं है मौसम
उतना ही तू भी हसीं
जी चाहे आज रुक जाये
सारा ज़माना यहीं
जितना हसीं है मौसम
उतना ही तू भी हसीं
जी चाहे आज रुक जाये
सारा ज़माना यहीं
दे हाथ में मेरे हाथ
के छूटे अब ना कभी ये साथ
यही इक़रार है
ये कितनी बड़ी है बात
के तुझको प्यार है मेरे साथ
के तू दिलदार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
आ हा
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
हो होsss हो होss
हो होsss हो होss
हो होsss हो होss


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