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

Blog Day :

5111 Post No. : 17054

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This Week, That Year – 11
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10Jul – 16Jul, 2012

Wow wo
Those were the days, I am sure Atul ji would be remembering with relish. Or may be, he may himself not be believing the pace that was the norm in those days, This week, 10 years ago saw a whopping 46 songs posted. That works out to be an average of a tad over 6.5 songs per day. Ah yes, those were days.

And talking about ‘those were the days. . .’, I came across this very interesting exchange in the comment section of the first song of that week. The post was number 6206, the first one to be posted on the 1453rd day of the blog. The featured song is “Na Wo Hamse Judaa Honge” from the 1949 film ‘Dulaari’. A reader, identifying himself as simply MZ, posted this comment.

My first comment on this site.

You would be lucky to get 10 good songs in a year these days but in the forties and fifties, you could get 10 good songs in a movie such as this one. Just think of Naushad’s movies like Rattan, Anmol Ghadi, Andaz, Babul, Dulari, Uran Khatola, Deedar, Dastaan, Baiju Bawra, Shabab etc and it is staggering how he could come with so many gems in one movie.

Also going through your site, I see that in 1949 the following all time great musicals released – Shair, Paras, Namoona, Dulari, Mahal, Barsaat, Andaz, Bazaar, Lahore ,Badi Bahen, Dillagi, Chandini Raat, Shabnam, Patanga, Ek thi Ladki, Zevrat, Chakori, Jal Tarang, Raat ki raani, Laadli.

How I envy those who lived during those times !!!

To this, Atul ji had responded,

Those were different days indeed.

Ah yes, surely, indeed those were different days. 46 songs in a single week. . .

I return to the numbers game and the review of the postings from that week. The following table contains the day by day information of the posts from that week.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2012-2022) Series
Sl. No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
10-Jul-12
1 Dulaari 1949 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Taatar Ka Chor 1955 6 5 1 Yc 1 UT
3 Salaam e Mohabbat 1955 4 1 1 D Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
4 Dr Shaitaan 1960 6 6 GPC – 400 (Sudhir) Yippeee’d
5 Lady Killer 1968 7 1 1 D Pending-c 5+ 1 UT
6 Sankoch 1976 4 2 D Pending 2
7 Laila Majnu 1976 10 10 Yippeee’d
11-Jul-12
1 Chandralekha 1948 11 7 Pending 4
2 Dulaari 1949 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Ghaayal 1951 11 5 D Pending 6
4 Kailashpati 1962 16 3 D Pending 13
5 Road To Sikkim 1969 8 1 1 D Pending-c 6+ 1 UT
6 Painter Babu 1983 7 3 D Pending 4
12-Jul-12
1 Biraaj Bahu 1954 6 6 D Yippeee’d
2 Dulaari 1949 12 12 Y Yippeee’d
3 Aayi Milan Ki Bela 1964 7 7 Yippeee’d
4 Chhoti Chhoti Baaten 1965 6 7 Yippeee’d
5 Talaash 1969 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Khaamoshi 1996 8 2 D Pending 6
7 Bin Phere Hum Tere 1979 4 4 D Yippeee’d
13-Jul-12
1 Andhera 1943 11 2 1 D Pending-c 8+ 1 UT
2 Chaandni Raat 1949 10 10 Yippeee’d
3 Bhaagam Bhaag 1956 10 10 Yippeee’d
4 Gunaahon Ka Devta 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
5 Laila Majnu 1976 10 10 Yippeee’d
6 Sabse Bada Rupaiyya 1976 5 4 Pending 1
7 Faulaad 1963 6 6 Yippeee’d
14-Jul-12
1 Kangan 1939 12 6 Pending 6
2 Jaadu 1951 9 10 Yippeee’d
3 Chaandni Chowk 1954 12 12 Yippeee’d
4 Ghazal 1964 7 8 Yippeee’d
5 Yaatrik 1952 12 8 6 Yc 6 UT
6 Malhaar 1951 9 9 Yippeee’d
7 Vallaah Kyaa Baat Hai 1962 8 8 Yippeee’d
8 Dekh Kabira Roya 1957 10 10 Yippeee’d
15-Jul-12
1 Anokhi Ada 1948 12 15 Yippeee’d
2 Daara 1953 7 3 D Pending 4
3 Inaam 1955 7 4 D Pending 3
4 Sasuraal 1961 8 8 Yippeee’d
5 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya 1966 10 10 Yippeee’d
6 Pyaar Ka Mausam 1969 9 7 Pending 2
16-Jul-12
1 Chaandni Raat 1949 10 10 Yippeee’d
2 Bewafaa 1952 9 7 Pending 2
3 Hanste Aansoo 1950 11 6 Pending 5
4 Bindiya 1955 10 1 D Pending 9
5 Imaan 1974 5 1 D Pending 4

In these 46 posts, three films were repeated. Two films are from 1949 – ‘Chaandni Chowk’, two songs, and ‘Dulaari’, three songs. The third movie repeated that week is the 1976 film ‘Laila Majnu’, two songs, This works out to be 42 different films that got showcased that week.

The distribution by decade preference is as follows,

1930s  –  1
1940s  –  9
1950s  –  15
1960s  –  13
1970s  –  6
1980s+ –  2

As always, the distribution is obviously weighed down in the decades of 50s and 60s.

That week, fifteen films had made their debut, and one film – ‘Dulaari’ from 1949 was Yippeee’d. Ah well, three songs of that film during the week.

Of the 42 films that were featured that week, 21 films have since been Yippeee’d. Of the remaining 21 films that are still pending, the film ‘Taatar Ka Chor’ from 1955 is waiting for one last song, but that one appears to be untraceable. So this film is tagged as Yc – conditionally Yippeee’d.

A major milestone reached that week was the 400th guest post by yours truly. The post for the song “Main Hoon Atom Bomb” from the 1960 film ‘Dr Shaitaan’, published on 10th July that year, was my 400th post on the blog.

Today I present one more song of the unreleased film ‘Salaam e Mohabbat’ from the 1950s. This film had made its debut 10 years ago on 10th of July. The song posted was the iconic Talat Mehmood rendition of “Main Tujhko Agar Ik Phool Kahoon”. The song coming on board today is another enchanting melody by the music director duo Bipin Babul. The words are from the pen of Anjum Jaipuri and the singing voice is Sudha Malhotra.

As I was searching for the song to go along with with this post, I came across this wonderful song. It has been sitting in my collection all the while but I am hearing it for the first time today.

Yes, those were the days. Those were the days that not only the top rung music directors produced great songs in their films, even the lesser known and lesser heard music directors like Bipin Babul came up with enchanting melodies. Melodies that were lost to the listening public – unreleased films and released but unsuccessful films otherwise.

Those certainly were the days. And it is for this reason that period is called the Golden Age of the Hindi film song – melody was surely ruling the minds of the creators of songs of that era.

Listen to this song, and wonder. . .

Song – Husn Ko Teer Chalaana Hai Khuda Khair Kare  (Salaam e Mohabbat) (1950s)(UR) Singer – Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics – Anjum Jaipuri, MD – Bipin Babul
Chorus

Lyrics

husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
kiska dil aaj nishaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare

dil ke machle huye armaan nazar aate hain
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaa
dil ke machle huye armaan nazar aate hain
aaj har mauj mein toofaan nazar aate hain
aaa aaaa aaaaa
aur us paar bhi jaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare

ab to uthti nahin aankhon se ye palkon ki naqaab
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaa
ab to uthti nahin aankhon se ye palkon ki naqaab
muskuraane lage tanhaai mein hothon ke gulaab
aaa aaaa aaaaa
ab adaaon ka zamaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare

zulf bikhri hui zanjeer na ban jaaye kahin
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaa
zulf bikhri hui zanjeer na ban jaaye kahin
kisi masoom ki taqdeer na ban jaaye kahin
aaa aaaa aaaaa
aaj har cheez fasaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
kiska dil aaj nishaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
किसका दिल आज निशाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

दिल के मचले हुये अरमान नज़र आते हैं
आ आss आsss आsss आs
दिल के मचले हुये अरमान नज़र आते हैं
आज हर मौज में तूफान नज़र आते हैं
आ आss आsss
और उस पार भी जाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

अब तो उठती नहीं आँखों से ये पलकों की नकाब
आ आss आsss आsss आs
अब तो उठती नहीं आँखों से ये पलकों की नकाब
मुस्कुराने लगे तन्हाई में होठों के गुलाब
आ आss आsss
अब अदाओं का ज़माना है खुदा खैर करे
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

ज़ुल्फ बिखरी हुई ज़ंजीर ना बन जाये कहीं
आ आss आsss आsss आs
ज़ुल्फ बिखरी हुई ज़ंजीर ना बन जाये कहीं
किसी मासूम की तक़दीर ना बन जाये कहीं
आ आss आsss
आज हर चीज़ फ़साना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
किसका दिल आज निशाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे


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.

Audio

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 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 : 3779 Post No. : 14759

For me, this is a crush that still endures – a crush that I have never gotten over. Since the days when I first saw her in ‘Talash’ (1969) – and the song – “Kar Le Pyaar Karne Ke Din Hain Yahi” – a part of me has always remained smitten with her image and her thoughts. Helen, aah Helen – the ultimate danseuse of the silver screen. Helen – whose art has established the gold benchmark as a dancer, for all measures – from the past, and maybe, forever in the future. For sincerely, till this time, no other dancer has come close to this ultimate – in grace, in innovation, in energy, in movement – in every aspect of this art form.

It is said that the classical dance forms of India, are probably the most expressive traditional dances. The dancers are coached to develop the enhanced expressions for all the human emotions. The artist is taught not just to exhibit a series of well coordinated movements, which of course is very pleasing to the senses, but it is imperative for them to also communicate the emotions through the facial expressions, body language and the finer movements like twitching and trembling of specific muscles and body parts. The art of the Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Khatakali, etc. is so very refined in this aspect, and the aspiring artists are trained from a very young age.

As far as I am aware, Helen simply started dancing in films (in her teens, as early as when she was 13). She probably has no formal training in any dance form. And yet, seeing Helen on screen, in all the dancing forms, is an experience that flows across and covers the entire spectrum of human emotions and human exchange. In a career that spans almost seven decades, from the end of 1940s to the present day, she has likely appeared in 600+ films, and has regaled the audiences with that many colors and flavors of practically any dance form that may exist on this planet – rhumba, prancing, conga, frolic, folk, swing, rock n’ roll, spin, skip, step, samba, kabuki, disco, cabaret, jive, jump, cha cha cha, foxtrot, cavort, flamenco, waltz, boogie, santoso, flit, jig, jitterbug, hustle, gambol, polka, hop, sway, bunny hop, tap, shimmy, careen, salsa, mambo etc. – and of course, lavani and bhangra too. 🙂

Seeing her in so many different avatars of dancing, one is convinced that rhythm is naturally ingrained into her, and that there is almost a divine intervention here that allows her to pick up any choreography and perform exceedingly pleasing movements to it. The expression of emotions come to her so naturally – and the graceful flow of movements that is so excellently effortless – when she is in front of the camera, she actually knows what she is into. Such realization in the mind brings about a natural performance that simply cannot be executed in any better way. Unlike many of her ilk that have also performed on the Indian screen – yes, she knows, she is fully aware of what she is into.

There are a handful of rare performances by her that are not accompanied by any song. One of the finest, and in my humble opinion, her best such performance is a songless dance from the film ‘Hulchul’ (1971). Folks may remember this stage dance – for the variety of dance forms that are packed into this maybe 9 or 10 minutes performance, the multiple emotions that flow through it, and the significant message this dance experience is attempting to convey. (I tried to bring on this dance clip to our blog, but Atul ji is uncertain whether it qualifies. 😉 Maybe, I will try again.)

For me and my puppy-love heart, Helen is an ageless wonder that I adore. Sweet sixteen – that is what she is in my books, and that is how she is going to be, always.

And that also brings up today the most appropriate song of hers – to wish her a very happy birthday. The film is ‘Toofaan’ from 1969. The words are from the pen of Akhtar Romani. Music for this peppy and well paced dance number is created by Daan Singh. The singing voice – Asha Bhosle, probably the longest lasting partnership of singing voice and dancing steps on the Hindi screen.

Sharing the screen with Helen in this song is Dara Singh, whose birth anniversary just came two days ago (19th Nov). With this song we also remember him – he would have been 90 this year.

The dance is a typical folk dance from north India, performed in a very rural setting. Just see how wonderfully, this ordained Queen of the Cabaret – how wonderfully she is executing this oh so typically a rural folk dance.

And the words of the mukhda,

laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

Dear Helen, always young, always fresh, always sixteen – always sweet sixteen – forever.

Audio

Video

Song – Laaga Mohe Ab Ki Baar (Toofaan) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Daan Singh

Lyrics

laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
duniya pukaare solah baras ki
dekho chali re kataar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

nainon mein kajra
zulfon mein gajra
haathon mein mehndi racha ke
gaalon pe laali
pairon mein paayal
maathe pe bindiya sajaa ke
dekhoon jo darpan awaaz aaye..e..e..e
dekhoon jo darpan awaaz aaye
khil ye gayo re singaar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

logon ke darr se
mein apne ghar se
panghat mein ja na sakoon
panghat to kya
main apne hi angnaa
ghoonghat hataa na sakoon
ghoonghat jo sarke awaaz aaye..e..e..e
ghoonghat jo sarke awaaz aaye
hamri bhi kismat sanwaar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
duniya pukaare solah baras ki
dekho chali re kataar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
दुनिया पुकारे सोलह बरस की
देखो चली रे कटार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल

नैनों में कजरा
ज़ुल्फों में गजरा
हाथों में मेहंदी रचा के
गालों पे लाली
पैरों में पायल
माथे पे बिंदिया सजा के
देखूँ जो दर्पण तो आवाज़ आए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
देखूँ जो दर्पण तो आवाज़ आए
खिल ये गयो रे सिंगार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल

लोगों के डर से
मैं अपने घर से
पनघट पे जा ना सकूँ
पनघट तो क्या
मैं अपने ही अंगना
घूँघट हटा ना सकूँ
घूँघट जो सरके आवाज़ आए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
घूँघट जो सरके आवाज़ आए
हमरी भी किस्मत संवार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
दुनिया पुकारे सोलह बरस की
देखो चली रे कटार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल


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Blog Day : 3678 Post No. : 14570

Today (13th August 2018) would have been the 56th birthday celebration, or she would have completed 55 years of age. But that was not to be and we her fans lost her to an alleged “accidental death” on the 24th of February earlier this year. I know I don’t have to spell it out that I am speaking of Sridevi. I am sure it is a greater loss for her family – her daughters and husband. Specially when her daughter has just stepped into Bollywood and had her first release last month. And Jayaprada has put it beautifully in her tribute to her one-time co-star and supposed rival – like any mother Sri was anxious about her daughter’s debut film and audience-acceptance etc.

Instead of talking about how beautiful she was; how talented she was; and about her dances and supremely expressive eyes; or her comic timing, I want to go straight to today’s song. It is from her first ever Hindi release – ‘Solva Sawan’ (1979). It was directed by P Bharathiraja and is a remake of his Tamil original ’16 Vayathinile’, which translates to “at age 16”. The original was a commercial and critical success fetching a National award for S Janaki (playback) and Filmfare Awards for best actor (Kamalhaasan) and special award for Sridevi. Unfortunately, the movie failed in Hindi and nobody noticed the debut of Sridevi and she had to wait for four years to establish herself in Hindi films. And what a career from thereon. Infact she had six or seven releases in 1983 beginning with the extremely successful “Himmatwala” which revolutionised many things in the industry – song picturization, choreography, set decoration (songs with 100s of pots, sarees, chorus dancers etc) and music as a whole. We had songs like: “Ice Cream Khaaogi“; “Ek Aankh Maroon To Rasta Ruk Jaaye“; “Taaki O Taaki“; “Mama Mia Pom Pom” etc. to name a few of the songs that went on to become very popular – I am sure the purists who are reading this list are squirming 🙂 . I am sorry for putting all of them to discomfort but this was the route to Sridevi’s success in Hindi. What followed this wave of inane songs were sensible stuff like “Main Teri Dushman Dushman Tu Mera“; “Kaate Nahi Kat’te Yh Din Ye Raat“; “Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Choodiyan Hain“; “Tere Dil Mein Main Apne Armaan Rakh Doon“;what I am trying to point out is it was one inane song per movie at the most but they initially overshadowed her sensible stuff. But it was a fact that she was a darling of the masses from the time she stepped in front of the camera as a child.

Coming back to today’s song. It is a coming-of-age song where the heroine experiences pangs of love and is expressing it to whoever cares to listen – here it is the nature. And the white dress is supposed to indicate the purity of her feelings towards the veterinarian doctor (it was some actor called Madhukar, didn’t find any details about him on the net) who has arrived in the village and has managed to win her heart. The rest of the cast comprised of Amol Palekar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Dina Pathak. The song is written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and music is by Jaidev. The singing voice is of Vani Jairam. Sridevi was actually only 16 when this movie was released.

[Ed Note: The censors certified this film in 1978, and the Geet Kosh carries it in the list of films from 1978. It was probably released in theatres few months later, in 1979.]

Audio (Full)

Song – Pi Kahaan, Pi Kahaan (Solvan Saawan) (1978) Singer – Vani Jairam, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Jaidev

Lyrics

pi kahaan
pi kahaan
pi kahaan
dheere se haule se sun mere..ae
kaanon mein ye
keh de ri pavan
pi hai kahaan
pi hai kahaan
dheere se haule se sun mere..ae
kaanon mein ye
keh de ri pavan
pi hai kahaan
mera pi hai kahaan
pi kahaan pi kahaan pi kahaan
pi kahaan
kahaan. . .
kahaan. . .

chhan chhan lehariya jhoome
chhan chhan lehariya jhoome
koyal baawariya jhoome
kaari badariya jhoome
basti nagariya..aa..aa jhoome
masti mein jhoom gaya
kora badan
poochhe mera mann 
pi hai kahaan
pi hai kahaan
pi kahaan pi kahaan pi kahaan
pi kahaan
kahaan. . .
kahaan. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
धीरे से हौले से सुन मेरे॰॰ए
कानों में ये
कह दे री पवन
पी है कहाँ
पी है कहाँ
धीरे से हौले से सुन मेरे॰॰ए
कानों में ये
कह दे री पवन
पी है कहाँ
मेरा पी है कहाँ
पी कहाँ पी कहाँ पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰

छन छन लहरिया झूमे
छन छन लहरिया झूमे
कोयल बावरिया झूमे
का^pरी बदरिया झूमे
बस्ती नगरिया॰॰आ॰॰आ झूमे
मस्ती में झूम गया
कोरा बदन
पूछे मेरा मन
पी है कहाँ
पी है कहाँ
पी कहाँ पी कहाँ पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰


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

This is 1000 post on the blog with Hindi lyrics by Sudhir.

Blog Day : 3495 Post No. : 14045

The beautiful ‘अलंकृत’ verses like

गुन गुन गुन गुंजन धुन गूँजे भंवरन की. . .
and
बहे गंध अंध मधु मंद पवन उपवन की. . .

can only come from the thoughts of a poet whose insight into the human emotions and feelings is as deep, as his breadth of the knowledge of vocabulary and the grammar of the language, and then, plus his creativity to weave together the emotions and the words, in a manner that will make the mind pause and think. . . wow.

Remembering Pt Narendra Sharma, poet extraordinaire, on the anniversary of his passing away today (11th February).

The mention of his name, brings to mind first and foremost, that near divine creation of sheer poetry which, combined with the music of Sudhir Phadke, is considered by many as probably the best Hindi film song that best represents the cultural milieu of this sub-continent. Yes, I refer to “Jyoti Kalash Chhalke. . .” – a benchmark creation that has never been bettered. (Film ‘Bhabhi Ki Choodiyaa’, 1961).

And the mind then wanders more to gather such priceless gems as “Kahaan Ud Chalen Hain, Mann Praan Mere” (also from ‘Bhabhi Ki Choodiyaan’), “Saanjh Ki Bela, Panchhi Akela” (from ‘Jwaar Bhaata’, 1944), “Mann Mor Hua Matwaala. . .” and “Naina Deewaane. . .” (both from ‘Afsar’, 1950), “Charan Tumhaare Phool Hamaare” (from ‘Narsinh Avtaar’, 1949),”Wo Chaand Nahin Dil Hai Kisi Deewaane Kaa” and “Hain Kahin Par Shaadmaani Aur Kahin Nashaadiaan” (from ‘Aandhiyaan’, 1952), and on to the likes of “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” (from ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, 1978) and “Bhanwre Ne Khilaaya Phool. . .” (from ‘Prem Rog’, 1982). And yes, the theme song of the mega serial ‘Mahabharat’ from 1980s – “Ath Shri Mahabharat Katha. . .”.

Pandit Narendra Sharma was born on 28th February, 1913 in the village Jahaangirpuri, in Bulandshehar district in United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh). He lost his father when he was very young. A true product of a cultured Brahmin family, young Narendra was hardworking, and very serious about his studies. It mattered to him, such that he worked part time during his senior school and college years, to pay for his own education. He passed his high school in first division from Khurja, and did his BA and MA in Hindi from Allahabad University. His budding poetic creativity took strong roots during his college years. His voice was sweet and tempered, and he became a popular and regular invitee at Kavi Sammelans. He also came in touch with other senior contemporaries like Sumitra Nandan Pant and Bhagvati Charan Verma, and his creative endowment blossomed even further.

The years of freedom struggle were ongoing. After his MA, he co-edited a paper with Sumitra Nandan Pant, worked as a scribe and translator for the Congress party at their Swaraj Bhawan office in Allahabad, and continuously published his works in magazines like ‘Madhuri’, ‘Chaand’ and ‘Saraswati’. During the 1942 Quit India movement, he was arrested and spent many months in Deoli jail.

1942-43 was also the time when there was an upheaval in the film industry. Himanshu Rai, the founder of Bomaby Talkies, has passed away in 1940. Devika Rani, his wife, had assumed charge of the studio, but soon, the differences with other stakeholders resulted in two camps within the company to start with, and then a final parting of ways in 1943. ‘Kismet’ – one of the most successful films in the history of Indian cinema, had just been released. Shashadhar Mukherjee decided to opt out of the company. He founded Filmistan Studios, and took away a major part of the talent team at Bombay Talkies. Devika Rani was struggling to keep the company afloat.

One of the creative assets that walked over to the new company with S Mukheree was Kavi Pradeep. Suddenly, Bombay Talkies was without their star poet and songwriter. Devika Rani was looking for an equal or better talent to take over the responsibility of song writing for the studio. The request for a poet’s position also came to Bhagwati Charan Verma.

February seems to be an eventful month for Pt Narendra Sharma. He was born and he passed away in this month. And yes, it was early February that Bhagwati Charan Verma came to visit him at his home in Allahabad. The offer was made, and initially declined. Narendra, then thirty years old, was just fresh out of his imprisonment (on account of participation in Quit India movement). He otherwise had his editing and writing work well settled in the city. He cited unfamiliarity with the film industry, and had neither the experience or the intention of writing songs for films. But as the conversation between the two progressed, it was Verma who eventually was able to prevail upon Narendra to come to Bombay.

On the train journey to Bombay, Narendra tried his hand at composing a ‘film-song’ type poem. He wrote “Ae Vaad e Sabaa Ithlaati Na Aa, Mera Gumcha e Dil To Sookh Gaya”. Ah yes, the curriculum in school and college included Urdu as the second language, and the scholar cum poet was also very familiar with the adab and the intricacies of this language.

On reaching Bombay, an immediate meeting was arranged with Devika Rani. On 17th February, he signed a four year contract with the company, as the resident poet cum lyricist. The film ‘Hamaari Baat’ (1943) was on the studio floors, and Narendra shared the piece he had written in the train. Anil Biswas, the resident music director, liked it so much that he immediately agreed to take it on as one of the songs in the film.
[Ed Note: The GK listing shows this song as written by Wali Sahab. The reference details mentioned above are from the chapter on Pt Narendra Sharma from the book “Hindi Filmon Ke Geetkaar’, authored by Sh. Anil Bhargav of Jaipur.]

Narendra wrote many more songs for this film, to be sung by Suraiya, Parul Ghosh and others, including the song “Baadal Dal Sa Nikal Chala Hai” sung by the music director Anil Biswas himself. Continuing at Bombay Talkies till 1947, he wrote the songs for ‘Chaar Aankhen’ (1944), ‘Jwaar Bhaata’ (1944), and ‘Pratima’ (1945). Interesting to note that he has not written any song for the Bombay Talkies film ‘Milan’ in 1946.

In 1947, once he was free from the company contract, he continued his work as a creative writer, and independently writing songs for films. His very first outing outside of Bombay Talkies is with V Shantaram’s Rajkamal Kala Mandir, for the film ‘Matwaala Shair Ramjoshi’ (1947). The list of songs he wrote for this film are impressive pieces of creative poetry,

  • Sundari Naar Sukumaar Khol Dil Dwaar…
  • Thaath Baat Se Math Mein Baitha…
  • Hey Ruk Kahaan Chali O Chandravadan…
  • Yamuna Tat Par Khelen Hori..
  • Son Bhanwar Ud Jaayega…
  • Dhoop Chhaon Ke Khel-Khel Mein…
  • Maal Gale Mein Daali Hai…

In 1953, he joined Aakaashvaani at Bombay, and was instrumental in the setup of the Vividh Bharti national service. The names of certain remarkable programs like ‘Chhaya Geet’, ‘Chitrahaar’, and ‘Hawa Mahal’ were given by him. He moved to the Delhi station in 1961, and then back to the Bombay station in 1966. His association with films continued over the years, although maybe not as prolific as in the 1940s and 50s. However, we continued to receive many an iconic songs from his pen. I would mention a few more – “Tum Aasha Viswaas Hamaare” (from ‘Subah’, 1982), “Kyon Pyaala Chhalakta Hai” and “Hum Chaahen Ya Na Chaahen” (from ‘Phir Bhi’, 1971).

Films were always his second preoccupation. Pt Narendra Sharma has been a mainstream poet and author in Hindi literature. Over the years, he has published 12 collections of poetry, 10 novels, and an equal number of other books. He holds a very eminent position amongst the Hindi literati in the twentieth century. In 1982, when the Asian Games were held in Delhi, he wrote the welcome song “Ath Swaagatam, Shubh Swaagatam” for the opening ceremonies.

I have picked today’s song from one of his earliest films after the stint with Bombay Talkies. With this song, the 1949 film ‘Sati Ahilya’ makes a debut on our blog. The film was produced under the banner of Kamla Chitra, Bombay and was directed by Vasant Painter. There are seven songs listed for this film. All songs are penned by Pt Narendra Sharma, and the music is composed by VG Bhatkar. Regulars will recall from previous discussions – VG Bhatkar is the same person as Snehal Bhatkar.

The name of the singer is not mentioned. On the record, the name mentioned is Menaka, but to me it sounds as one of the roles in the film, and not the name of a singer. There are other songs in the film that are sung by Kamla Kotnis. I request our more knowledgable readers to please help to identify this singing voice.

This song belongs to the ‘coming of age’ genre. As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, the poetic composition and the use of alankars is simply superb. Listen to this oh so imaginatively crafted song, from almost seven decades ago. Enjoy.

 

Song – Ali Jhoom Jhoom Aayi Bela Yauwan Ki  (Sati Ahilya) (1949) Singer – [Unattributed], Lyrics – Pt Narendra Sharma, MD – VG Bhatkar (aka Snehal Bhatkar)

 

Lyrics

ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
gun gun gun gunjan dhun goonje
bhanwaran ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

tum dekho ji
main naval kali
tum dekho ji
main naval kali
khulte hi palak main gayi chhali
khulte hi palak main gayi chhali
bahey gandh andh madhu mand pavan
upvan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

mere mann mein aag
tan ang raag
mere mann mein aag
tan ang raag
pag pag par jharta hai paraag
pag pag par jharta hai paraag
nikhri tarunaai arunaai
kan kan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

mere vikal pran
dekho sujaan
mere vikal pran
dekho sujaan
main madan baan
sehti ajaan
main madan baan
sehti ajaan
kyon sisak sisak gaaun gaahta
khatkan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi..ee..ee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
गुन गुन गुन गुंजन धुन गूँजे
भंवरन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

तुम देखो जी
मैं नवल कली
तुम देखो जी
मैं नवल कली
खुलते ही पालक मैं छली गई
खुलते ही पालक मैं छली गई
बहे गंध अंध मधु मंद पवन
उपवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

मेरे मन में आग
तन अंग राग
मेरे मन में आग
तन अंग राग
पग पग पर झरता है पराग
पग पग पर झरता है पराग
निखरी तरुणाई अरुणिया
कण कण की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

मेरे विकल प्राण
देखो सुजान
मेरे विकल प्राण
देखो सुजान
मैं मदन बाण
सहती अजान
मैं मदन बाण
सहती अजान
क्यों सिसक सिसक गाउँ गाथा
खटकन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की


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

Today, July 7, 2017 is the 103rd birth anniversary of Anil Biswas (07/07/1914 – 31/05/2003) who defined the Hindi film music at its incipient stage in Bombay film industry. It is a double celebration for him as the song to be discussed today will be his 300th song on the Blog.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

taqdeer ka fasaana. . .

So much to be said for destiny and luck. Especially in an industry as unkind and pitiless, as the film industry. They always say, success sells; nothing succeeds like success. But then what to say of success stories that really didn’t go any place.
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Missing Films of 1960s – 29
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With this post, I introduce another missing film from the 1960s. The film is ‘Khufia Mahal’ from 1964. As I checked out the songs of this film, I find some very lovable compositions. And why not. The music is from the mind of that one another unsung genius of that era – Pardesi. With a career that was limited to just four films, one sees him active from 1960 to 1972. And after that, lost in the dusks of anonymity. Nothing much more is available in terms of information, other than the 30+ songs he has created, some of which are real gems.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Missing Films of 1960s – 27
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Gosh, returning to this series after almost eight months.

Atul ji tells us about his resolution to post at least one song per day that brings on board a new film, onto our blog. When I revisited this series to revive it, I suddenly realized that this series, just by the fact of what it is, is actually a series of songs that would serve the purpose of bringing new films on to the blog – which is one of the resolutions of Atul ji.
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