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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 – 35
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Her name is listed as the fourth lady music director in Hindi cinema. But then, that is where the comparison ends. The first three names considered are Ishrat Sultana, better known as Bibbo, then Jaddan Bai, and then we have Khorshed Minocher-Homji, more popularly known as Saraswati Devi. These stalwart composers from the earlier decades (1930s and 40s) of Indian cinema, were formally trained in Hindustani classical music, which also defined their style and the types of songs they composed.

The other thing is the size of their work portfolio. Checking the Geet Kosh listings, one finds the following data. The name Ishrat Sultana appears for two films – ‘Adl e Jehangir’ from 1934 and ‘Qazzack Ki Ladki’ from (1937).  Then, the name of Jaddan Bai appears for 5 films in the 1930s. In case of Saraswati Devi, this number is 28 films, spread over 1930s and 40s. The actual number could probably be higher, since the Geet Kosh information is not complete for a number of films, especially for the first decade of talkie films. Nonetheless, we get a feel for the body of work of these two lady music directors.

The fourth name, and yes, I am talking about Usha Khanna – she is different from earlier three lady music directors identified above, in the following two respects. One, as per her own submissions, she has had no formal training in music, period. The closest she says she came to be taught music is her father, Manohar Lal Khanna, showing her the keys on a harmonium, for the basic notes of the sargam. Beyond that frugal basic introduction, Usha Khanna is a self taught music person, a fact that most certainly belies both the quality and the quantity of her musical creations. And the second – her longevity in the industry and the no. of films she has worked on. An active career that started in 1959, with the hit musical ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, and continued till at least 2003 with the film ‘Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya’. A musical journey that has lasted well over five decades, and in the process, she has worked for more than 250 films, in Hindi as well as some in other languages. These two factors make her stand apart in greater prominence, than her predecessor luminaries.

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji on her 76th birthday – 7th October, 2017.

And when we take a look at the years, another amazing aspect gets highlighted. Her first film is ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ in 1959. She was born in 1941. Goodness, she was all of eighteen years old when she accomplished her debut hit. That, my friends, is a remarkable showing indeed. Actually, she was introduced to Sashadhar Mukherji of Filmalya, by Indeevar ji. She was present for audition as a singer. On listening to her, S Mukherji ruled her out as a singer – no match for the voices of established artists like Lata ji and Asha ji. But when it was mentioned that she also composed music, it stirred the interest of Mukherji Sb. Not believing what he heard, he challenged her to create tunes for the mukhda lines suggested by him. He put her to this test again and again. After being satisfied with her introductory output, he assigned her as the music director for ‘Dil Deke Dekho’. The rest, my friends, is simply history.

With today’s post, I introduce to our blog, the film ‘Trip To Moon’ from 1967. The film is also known by the title ‘Chaand Par Chadaai’. The film is produced under the banner of Cauvery Productions, Madras and is directed by TP Sundaram. This is a Dara Singh film, notably produced in Madras. The cast of actors includes Dara Singh, Ratna, Bhagwan, Anwar Hussain, S Nazir, Helen, Padma, Kanchanmala and Rajrani etc. The music of this film is composed by Usha Khanna. Coming to the lyricists, the situation is quite interesting. Geet Kosh lists the song writers as SH Bihari, Asad Bhopali, Akhtar Romani and Javed Anwar, with an indication that there may be one more songwriter. Fortunately, this film is available. So when I checked the actual film, in the credits, three song writers are named, viz. SH Bihari, Asad Bhopali and a gentleman named Imam. There is this difference, which may be explained by noting that most listings in the Geet Kosh are based on the information booklets of the films. And yes, specific songwriter’s name for individual songs are not identified.

The song is a twin dance, which is being performed in some sort of a royal darbaar setting. The second dancer, who is lip syncing Kamal Barot’s voice, is a very young Padma Khanna (thanks Prakash ji, for the identification). I am not able to place a name to the first dancer. The dance seems to be a competition, as we can see some men who are possibly judges, as from their attire and appearance, and are holding paper and pencils in their hands. Watching this performance are Dara Singh and Bhagwan, seated in eminent seats, indicating they may be guests of honor. A lone person is sitting in some kind of a throne. He is wearing dark glasses, and I am not able to identify. I request friends and readers to help identify the first lady dancer and other actors visible in this clip.
[Ed Note: Nayan Yagnik ji has identified the gentleman wearing dark glasses as S Nazir. Prakash ji has identified the second dancer as Padma Khanna. Thanks to both.]

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji once again.

Enjoy this delightful twin dance song, that is one of the many keen memories from the radio listening days.

Song – Aap Hain Kya Aji Wo Aap Hain Kya  (Trip To Moon) (1967) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Usha Khanna
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

kahiye janaab ye kya kiya
kyon dil se dil takra diya
hum ko bagair soche huye
kyon ae huzoor tadpa diya
ye addayen
ye ishaare
jitne qaatil
utne pyaare
lagne lagey dil pe teer ki tareh
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

hum ek baar dekhen jidhar
lag jaaye aag pal mein udhar
zulfon ke jaal hain har taraf
jaayenge aap bach kar kidhar
humse itni berukhi kyon
dosti mein dushmani kyon
aisi na dijey hamen pyaar ki sazaa
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

tumko bhi pyaar
humko bhi pyaar
yun na karo chhup chhup ke waar
hoga abhi har faisla
kiski hai jeet
kiski hai haar
tun jahaan ho
hum wahin hain
hum bhi tumse kam nahin hain
donon hain ek hi haseen bemisaal
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

कहिए जनाब ये क्या किया
क्यों दिल से दिल टकरा दिया
हमको बगैर सोचे हुये
क्यों ए हुज़ूर तड़पा दिया
ये अदाएं
ये इशारे
जितने क़ातिल
उतने प्यारे
लगने लगे दिल पे तीर की तरह
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

हम एक बार देखें जिधर
लग जाये आग पल में उधर
ज़ुल्फों के जाल हैं हर तरफ
जाएँगे आप बच कर किधर
हमसे इतनी बेरुखी क्यों
दोस्ती में दुशमनी क्यों
ऐसी ना दीजे हमें प्यार की सज़ा
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

तुमको भी प्यार
हमको भी प्यार
यूं न करो छुप छुप के वार
होगा अभी हर फैसला
किसकी है जीत
किसकी है हार
तुम जहाँ हो
हम वहीं हैं
हम भी तुमसे कम नहीं हैं
दोनों हैं एक ही हसीन बेमिसाल
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या॰ ॰ ॰

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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Does the name Sunil Sikanderlal Kapoor ring a bell in our minds? No? But if I say “Nandu, sabka Bandhu”, will that help us to identify the person I am talking of? I think the answer will be yes, by some of the regulars in the blog. Now one more famous line from this actor—“main crime master GO-GO, ankhen nikal ke goti kheloonga”. I can quote so many of his dialogues that I will stop here or the readers will say –“Samajhta nahin hai yaar” (she is boring us). Now I am sure that all of you would have come pretty close to identifying the actor who celebrated his 58th birthday yesterday (3rd September).
(Note: The article was received in good time yesterday, but could not be posted in time. 🙂 )
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

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RaagaMaalas in Films – 19
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‘Patthar Ke Insaan’ of 1991 is produced and directed by Shomu Mukherjee.  The film was dedicated to his father, Padmashri Sashadhar Mukherji.  The story written by K Bhagyaraj had a star-cast consisting of Jackie Shroff,  Vinod Khanna,  Sridevi,  Poonam Dhillon,  Om Shivpuri,  Saeed Jaffrey,  Satish Shah,  Subiraj, Amita Nangia,  Anjana Mumtaz,  Mahesh Anand,  Moon Moon Sen,  Mushtaq Merchant etc.
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“Shabnam” (1964) was a Super Pictures production. It was produced and directed by Aspi Irani. The movie had actors like Mehmood, L.Vijayalaxmi, Sheikh Mukhtaar, Helen, Jeevan, Mukri, Shyam Kumar, Mohan Choti, Jerry, Cukku, Jeevan Kala, Fazal Khan, Uma Dutt, Suresh, Bismilla, Jullian, Khurshid Khan, Habib, Ramesh, Juggu, Surender, Mahabal, Tukaram, Gopal, Sinha, Narayan, Mithoo Miyaa, Shiraz, Shanta Kumari, Hiralal(Guest Artist), Moolchand etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Often repeated, and I will repeat yet once again. The B/C grade films of yesteryears may not have had the fortune or resources to get noticed by the audience and critics, and yet, as one digs into these categories of films for music, invariably one comes up with A grade gems with absolutely A grade music and lyrics. So many composers have had their work relegated to obscurity, just because the films they composed for did not become commercial success stories.
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I would not go so far as to say that I have learnt to appreciate art and culture as I have grown old. I am still very much a novice when it comes to appreciating these finer aspects of life.
What I will say though is that my taste in Hindi movies and songs has evolved considerably since my childhood or school days.
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