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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.

Blog Day :

3740 Post No. : 14694 Movie Count :

4017

Missing Films of 1960s – 81
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Today, I am introducing a film that is significant in a certain way. The film is ‘Veer Ghatotkach’ from 1970. The role of the main protagonist – Veer Ghatotkach – is played in this film by Master Chandgi Ram. Folks who are familiar with the domestic Indian style wrestling and follow this sport, will be familiar with this name. Master Chandgi Ram was a regular pehalwaan and a wrestler of the first grade, in the Indian style wrestling sport, during the 1960s an 70s. Prior to him, the wrestler who was considered to be the no. 1 and the champion, was Dara Singh. As Dara Singh phased himself out of the wrestling sport during the mid 1960s, the fortunes of Master Chandgi Ram took quite an upswing.

After Dara Singh announced his retirement from this sport, there was quite a competition between the next line of wrestlers in India, to be recognized as his successor, and to be honored with the title of Bharat Kesri, which at one time was one of the top honor in wrestling sport in India. In 1969, in the tournament of wrestling after Dara Singh announced his retirement, Master Chandgi Ram emerged as the champion, and was given the title of Bharat Kesri. I remember, it was a major event in those days. In the final match, it was Dara Singh himself who stood as the bout referee. The match was telecast live on Doordarshan. He went on to win a gold medal at the 1970 Asian Games, and also represented India in the 1972 Olympics.

Following the footsteps of his idol and mentor, Chandgi Ram also tried his hand at films.  However, this film seems to be the only one in which he appeared. He played the title role of Veer Gatotkach in this film.

As per the history recorded in Mahabharat, Gatotkach is the son of Bhim, the third sibling in the line up of the Pandav brothers. It is stated that once Bhim spent some time by himself in the Himalayas, in the area of what is now known as Uttarakhand. He spent a long time there in penance and meditation. The area is still known by his name – Bheem Taal, a small town close to Nainital and Dehradun. There he met with a tribal princess by the name Hidimba. They got married, and Gatotkach was born from this union. I have been to Bheem Taal and have visited the temple of Hidimba Maata, which is on the top of one of the hills in that area.

The film is from the banner of Nitin Films, Bombay and is directed by Shantilal Soni. The cast of actors in this film includes Chandgiram, Mahipal, Lakshmi Chhaya, Raj Kumar, BM Vyas, Sherry Mohan, Shekhar Purohit, Padmarani, Dilip Dutt, Mishrilal, Radheshyam, Sulochana Chatterjee, Nandini, Shefali, Neelam, Kavita, Ramlal Pehalwan, Bhagwan Sinha, Anand Tiwari, Sattu Pehalwan, Kamaljeet, Mahesh Bhatt, Bakul, Bamalhari, Ajeet Soni, Jaishri Talpade, and Sujata, Meenakshi etc.

HFGK lists 5 songs for this film, all written by songwriter Bhagwat Misra. The music is composed by Dilip Roy. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. One of those very wonderful songs that is lost in time, because the name of the film does not ring a bell.

In the video clip, the two gentlemen are Chandgi Ram, playing the role of Ghatotkach, and Rajkumar playing the role of Abhimanyu. This is the same Rajkumar who played the role of younger brother of Guru Dutt in the film ‘Sautela Bhaoi’ (1966). The actress who is performing the dance is looking familiar but I am not going to hazard a guess. I request other knowledgeable friends and readers to please help to identify her.
Note: The dancer in this video clip is Jaishree T. Thanks for Pramod Godbole ji for the identification.

So, welcoming another film to the blog, and also Master Chandgi Ram making his debut on our blog today.

 

Song – Neele Ambar Se Tumhaare Liye Aayi  (Veer Ghatotkach) (1970) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Bhagwat Misra, MD – Dilip Roy

Lyrics

neele ambar se tumhaare liye aa..aayi
maine preet ki jyot jagaa..aai

neele ambar se tumhaare liye aa..aayi
maine preet ki jyot jagaa..aai

aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaaa

na to bijli hoon kaali ghataaon ki main
na to chaand suraj na taara
na to bijli hoon kaali ghataaon ki main
na to chaand suraj na taara
mera roop to hai ik aisa diya
karey pyaar ka path ujiyaara
neele ambar se
o neele ambar se tumhaare liye aa..aayi
maine preet ki jyot jagaa..aai
neele ambar se tumhaare liye aa..aayi
maine preet ki jyot jagaa..aai

aaaaa aaaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaaaa

main kisi ki kalaa hoon khilona nahin
main hoon preet ki pratima pyaari
main kisi ki kalaa hoon khilona nahin
main hoon preet ki pratima pyaari
mere roop ko mann mein basaa ke sadaa
prem karte hain prem purjaari
neele ambar se
o neele ambar se tumhaare liye aa..aayi
maine preet ki jyot jagaa..aai
neele ambar se tumhaare liye aa..aayi
maine preet ki jyot jagaa..aai

main to preet ke geet ki raagini hoon
main hi pyaar ka sapna pyaara
main to preet ke geet ki raagini hoon
main hi pyaar ka sapna pyaara
main jo chaahon to mann ki udaasi mitey
maine chaaha miley ?? tumhaara
neele ambar se
o neele ambar se tumhaare liye aa..aayi
maine preet ki jyot jagaa..aai
neele ambar se tumhaare liye aa..aayi
maine preet ki jyot jagaa..aai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नीले अंबर से तुम्हारे लिए आ॰॰आई
मैंने प्रीत की ज्योत जगा॰॰आई

नीले अंबर से तुम्हारे लिए आ॰॰आई
मैंने प्रीत की ज्योत जगा॰॰आई

आsss आssss आssss
आssss आsss आsss आssssss
आsss आssss आssss
आssss आsss आsss आssssss

ना तो बिजली हूँ काली घटाओं की मैं
ना तो चाँद सूरज ना तारा
ना तो बिजली हूँ काली घटाओं की मैं
ना तो चाँद सूरज ना तारा
मेरा रूप तो है इक ऐसा दिया
नीले अंबर से
ओ नीले अंबर से तुम्हारे लिए आ॰॰आई
मैंने प्रीत की ज्योत जगा॰॰आई
नीले अंबर से तुम्हारे लिए आ॰॰आई
मैंने प्रीत की ज्योत जगा॰॰आई

आssss आssssss
आss आss आss आss आsssss
आssss आssssss
आss आss आss आss आsssss

मैं किसी की कला हूँ खिलौना नहीं
मैं प्रीत की प्रतिमा प्यारी
मैं किसी की कला हूँ खिलौना नहीं
मैं प्रीत की प्रतिमा प्यारी
मेरे रूप को मन में बसा के सदा
प्रेम करते हैं प्रेम पुजारी
नीले अंबर से
ओ नीले अंबर से तुम्हारे लिए आ॰॰आई
मैंने प्रीत की ज्योत जगा॰॰आई
नीले अंबर से तुम्हारे लिए आ॰॰आई
मैंने प्रीत की ज्योत जगा॰॰आई

मैं तो प्रीत के गीत की रागिनी हूँ
मैं ही प्यार का सपना प्यारा
मैं तो प्रीत के गीत की रागिनी हूँ
मैं ही प्यार का सपना प्यारा
मैं जो चाहूँ तो मन की उदासी मिटे
मैंने चाहा मिले ?? तुम्हारा
नीले अंबर से
ओ नीले अंबर से तुम्हारे लिए आ॰॰आई
मैंने प्रीत की ज्योत जगा॰॰आई
नीले अंबर से तुम्हारे लिए आ॰॰आई
मैंने प्रीत की ज्योत जगा॰॰आई

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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.

Blog Day :

3738 Post No. : 14691 Movie Count :

4015

Missing Films of 1960s – 80
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Aha, good going at 80. If I am lucky, I may get to a century with this series. 🙂

Today’s film is just about at the bottom of the decade. The film name is ‘Ye Khoon Rang Laayega’ from 1970. Considering the alphabetic listing scheme by year, you will find this film at the second last position in GK volume no. 4 (of the regular set of Hindi films of that decade).

Once again, a song that has been sitting in my collection for oh so long. Picked it up today and listened to it for the first time. Music director – Robin Bannerji. And I just do not seem to be getting enough listen of this song. What a wonderful twin dance duet – voices are Usha Mangeshkar and Krishna Kalle. K Kalle’s voice seems to be somewhat subdued in the company of the razor sharp voice of Usha M. But together, they are a magic weaved by the music director. Listening to such songs, one always is left with a craving – wish Robin Bannerji had done more films in his career. But that was not to be. Most of the decade of the 1970s and part of 1980s, was lost in battling ill health, compounded by two unfortunate accidents. He passed away on 27th July, 1986.

The film is from the banner of Sanjay Films, Bombay and is directed by Roshan Bhardwaj. The six listed songs are penned by two lyricists – Anjaan and Yogesh – honor shared equally. This song is written by Yogesh. The star cast of the film is interesting – Helen, Randhawa, Mukri, SK Prem, Uma Dutt, Gul Hamid, Shaam Kumar, Saudagar Singh, Dhanraj, Ridku, Ratnamala, Lalita Desai, Sushma, Poonam Kapoor, Ishwar Bhai, Khurshid Khan, Kesari, Madhumati, Rani, and Lakshmichaya amongst others.

Let’s listen to this wonderfully crafted all female duet. And let’s continue to wonder – about these lesser known but highly talented artists.

Song – Qayaamat Hai Teri Nigaahon Ka Jaadu  (Ye Khoon Rang Laayega) (1970) Singer – Usha Mangeshkar, Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Robin Bannerji
Usha Mangeshkar + Krishna Kalle

Lyrics

qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo

qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo

qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu

qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu

hai tauba tauba khuda jaane dil ko kya hoga
kya hoga
tauba
tauba

nahin jab raha mujhko khud pe hi kaabu
nahin jab raha mujhko khud pe hi kaabu

hai tauba tauba khuda jaane dil ko kya hoga
kya hoga

aap ki har adaa
marhabaa marhabaa
ik nasha saah mein
ho gaya ba-khuda
haaye ye kya baat hui
khoob mulaqaat hui
dhadke mera dil deewaana
qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo
qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo
hai tauba tauba khuda jaane dil ko kya hoga
kya hoga
tauba
tauba

aap ki shokhiyaan
hain ghazab meharbaan
aap kya hans padey
gir gayin bijliyaan
haaye meri jaan gayi
main tujhe maan gayi
chhodo bhi ye muskuraana
qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo
qayaamat hai teri nigaahon ka jaadu..oo..oo
hai tauba tauba khuda jaane dil ko kya hoga
kya hoga
tauba
tauba

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ

क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ

क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू

क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू

हाए तौबा तौबा खुदा जाने दिल को क्या होगा
क्या होगा
तौबा
तौबा

नहीं जब रहा मुझको खुद पे ही काबू
नहीं जब रहा मुझको खुद पे ही काबू
हाए तौबा तौबा खुदा जाने दिल को क्या होगा
क्या होगा

आप की हर अदा
मरहबा मरहबा
इक नशा साह में
हो गया बा-खुदा
हाए ये क्या बात हुई
खूब मुलाक़ात हुई
धड़के मेरा दिल दीवाना
क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
हाए तौबा तौबा खुदा जाने दिल को क्या होगा
क्या होगा
तौबा
तौबा

आप की शोखियाँ
हैं ग़ज़ब महरबाँ
आप क्या हंस पड़े
गिर गईं बीजलियाँ
हाए मेरी जान गई
मैं तुझे मान गई
छोड़ो भी ये मुसकुराना
क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
क़यामत है तेरी निगाहों का जादू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
हाए तौबा तौबा खुदा जाने दिल को क्या होगा
क्या होगा
तौबा
तौबा

 


This article is written by Nahm, 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 : 3737 Post No. : 14688

This song from the film Suhaag  (1979) has been waiting in my drafts for a long time now. It is a group song based on Punjabi folk and a popular one at that.

It so happened that when I saw Peevesie’s Mom’s post yesterday on Rekha’s birthday, got an idea in the mind to do a post for Amitabh & Rekhas birthday together with a song of both of them.  There are a lot of songs featuring these two as a couple yet to be posted in the blog.

Somehow I  thought of the song “Naam Re. . . Sabse Bada Tera Naam, O Sheronwaali” from Suhaag, as a trio celebration of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s birthdays plus Navratri.  But when I looked up the movie in the list, this song is already posted by Peevesie’s Mom in 2016. So that choice got ruled out.

Further yesterday was blue day for Navratri, there was a photo session of all ladies in the office, which is the norm all over nowadays in Mumbai offices at least. A colleague made a collage of those photos and put it on the status of the office ladies whatsapp group. It so happened she had mistakenly included one group photograph from another office.

When I pointed it out to her, she said “galti se ho gaya re. . .” . I asked my husband if there was a song with the word ‘galti‘ , he said there was no such song but there is a song with the word ‘bhool‘,  e.g. “Hum Se Bhool Ho Gayee Hum Ka Maafi Dai Do” (‘Ram Balram’, 1980). I remembered the song “Hum Se Ka Bhool Hui Jo Ye Sazaa Hum Ko Mili” (‘Janta Hawaldar’, 1979). But since the song from ‘Ram Balram’ has both Rekha & Amitabh I shared the link to that song in the group. I am appreciated for thinking of a song at the drop of a hat, since we have a Hindi film song for all moments and occasions. I have reliable help in this endeavor, what with my husband being a filmy buff, YouTube etc. 🙂

So back to the song – today is yellow day and in this song at least Parveen Babi can be seen in full yellow, sunny splendour. And it has both Rafi  & Asha Singing for Amitabh & Rekha.  Asha Bhosle in giving playback to Parveen Babi too and Shailendra Singh is doing the honours for Shashi Kapoor. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist for this song composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Amitabh Bachchan is in disguise in this song to hide his identity from friend Shashi Kapoor, which is uncovered at the end of the song by Shashi Kapoor. Overall a colourful and enjoyable song to suit a celebratory occasion.

This bhangra song is filmed in the old Blighty’s Hyde Park – London, if I am not mistaken.


Song – Teri Rabb Ne Bana Di Jodi (Suhaag) (1979) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle (for Rekha), Asha Bhosle (for Parveen Babi), Shailendra Singh, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyaarelal
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
teri rabb ne banaa di jodi 
tu haan kar ya na kar yaaraa
o yaaraa
ye bole jogi ka iktaaraa ho..oo 

o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi 
tu haan kar ya na kar yaaraa
o yaaraa
yeh bole jogi ka ik taaraa ho..oo 

kya bole teraa iktaaraa
kya bole
o kya bole teraa iktaaraa
mujhe kya lena hai jogi
o jogi ee 
meri shaadi marzi se hogi..ee
ho..oo

kya karne hain ghode haathi..ee
kya karne hain baaraati 
nainon ki is doli mein..ea
chal mujhe bittha le saathi
ke aisi ladki kahaan milti hai
gudiya ki tarah hilti hai
din raat tadapte hain bhanwre
tab ek kali khilti hai
hatt
jaao mujhe jaane do..oo
hatt jaao 
o hatt jaao mujhe jaane do
na khankaao khan khan kangana aa
o kangana
mujhe nahin ban’na tera sajna..aa
ho..oo

pehle kyun aankh ladaayi
gori ki neend churaayi
pehle kyun aankh ladaayi
gori ki neend churaayi
kar ke badnaam kisi ko..oo
banata hai ab harjaayi
iss jatt yamle se darna 
ab tu inkaar na karna
chup kar ke ban ja dulha
ye laathi dekh le varna
mat baandho zabardasti se..ea
mat baandho
o mat baandho zabardasti se
mere sar sehre ki ladiyaan
o ladiyaan 
tumhen lag jaayengi hathkadiyaan..aan
ho..oo 

sach bole duniyaa saari..ee
ye ishq buri beemari
tu ne mera dil todaa..aa
mar jaaun maar kataari
chal chhod isey deewani..ee
mat kar barbaad jawaani
laakhon hain is ke jaise
laakhon mein ek tu raani

saun rabb di main mar jaawaan
o saun rabb di
o saun rabb di main mar jaawaan
ladaaayi thhi ye to jhoothi
o jhoothi..ee
pehen le pyaar ki ye angoothi..ee
ho..oo
teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne

o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तू हाँ कर या ना कर यारा
ओ यारा
ये बोले जोगी का इकतारा हो॰॰ओ

ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तू हाँ कर या ना कर यारा
ओ यारा
ये बोले जोगी का इकतारा हो॰॰ओ

क्या बोले तेरा इकतारा
क्या बोले
ओ क्या बोले तेरा इकतारा
मुझे क्या लेना है जोगी
ओ जोगी॰॰ई
मेरी शादी मर्ज़ी से होगी॰॰ई
हो॰॰ओ

क्या करने हैं घोड़े हाथी॰॰ई
क्या करने हैं बाराती
नैनों की इस डोली में
चल मुझे बिठा ले साथी
के ऐसी लड़की कहाँ मिलती है
गुड़िया की तरह हिलती है
दिन रात तड़पते हैं भँवरे
तब एक काली खिलती है
हट्ट॰॰ जाओ मुझे जाने दो
हट जाओ
ओ हट जाओ मुझे जाने दो
ना खनकाओ खन खन कंगना
ओ कंगना
मुझे नहीं बनना तेरा सजना॰॰आ
हो॰॰ओ

पहले क्यों आँख लड़ाई
गोरी की नींद चुराई
पहले क्यों आँख लड़ाई
गोरी की नींद चुराई
कर के बदनाम किसी को
बंता है अब हरजाई
इस जट्ट यमले से डरना
अब तू इंकार ना करना
चुप कर के बन जा दूल्हा
ये लाठी देख ले वरना
मत बांधो ज़बरदस्ती से
मत बांधो
ओ मत बांधो ज़बरदस्ती से
मेरे सर सेहरे की लड़ियाँ
ओ लड़ियाँ
तुम्हें लग जाएंगी हथकड़ियाँ॰॰आं
हो॰॰ओ

सच बोले दुनिया सारी
ये इश्क़ बुरी बीमारी
तू ने मेरा दिल तोड़ा॰॰आ
मर जाऊँ मार कटारी
चल छोड़ इसे दीवानी॰॰ई
मत कर बर्बाद जवानी
लाखों हैं इस के जैसे
लाखों में एक तू रानी
सौं रब्ब दी मैं मर जांवाँ
ओ सौं रब्ब दी
ओ सौं रब्ब दी मैं मर जांवाँ
लड़ाई थी ये तो झूठी
ओ झूठी॰॰ई
पहन ले प्यार की ये अंगूठी॰॰ई
हो॰॰ओ

तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने


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Blog Day : 3733 Post No. : 14678

“Shyaam Tere Kitne Naam”(1977) was produced by Vinod Kumar and A Narang and directed by Shantilal Soni. All these days I was undr the impression that the movie was a Rajshree Production movie !

The movie had Sachin, Sarika, Meena T, Manhar Desai, Bharat Bhooshan, Shyama, Jalal Agha, Sunder etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Shyaam Tere Kitne Naam”(1977) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Jaspal Singh, Aarti Mukherji and chorus. Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravindra Jain.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Sachin, Sarika and many others.


Song-Jamuna kinaare baje shyaam ki baansuriya (Shyaam Tere Kitne Naam)(1977) Singers-Jaspal Singh, Aarti Mukherji, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Ravindra Jain
All Chorus
Male chorus
Female chorus
Aarti Mukherji + Chorus
Jaspal Singh + Aarti Mukherji

Lyrics

ho o o
aa aa aa

jamuna kinaare baje shyaam ki baansuriya
shyaam ki baansuriya baje shyaam ki baansuriya
shyaam to hai raadha ka baawra
shyaam to hai raadha ka baavra
ho o kaanha ke rang rangi raadha baawariya
raadha ke rang ranga saanwra

saanvra
saanvra

saanvra
saanvra

jamuna kinaare baje shyaam ki baansuriya
shyam ki baansuriya baje shyam ki baansuriya

gokul mein
gokul mein
shor macha
shor macha
kahaan gayin gwaalan ki chhoriyaan
kahaan gayin gwaalan ki chhoriyaan
ghar angna
ghar angna
bisra ke
bisra ke
mohan sang raas rachen goriyaan
mohan sang raas rachen goriyaan
o o sab mein samaake sabse aankhiyaan churaake
raadha ke sang chala saanwra

saanwara saanwara
o ho ho
saanwara saanwara
o ho ho
jamuna kinaare baje shyaam ki baansuriya
shyaam ki baansuriya baje shyaam ki baansuriya

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

raadha ki
raadha ki
paayal se
paayal se
bandhi jaise murli ki taan re
bandhi jaise murli ki taan re
kaanha ki
kaanha ki
murli mein
murli mein
base jaise raadha ke praan re
base jaise raadha ke praan re
o o o
raadha ke jaisi koi dooji na premika

kaanha sa premi nahin doosra
saanwra saanwra
o ho ho
saanwara saanwara
o ho ho
jamuna kinaare baje shyaam ki baansuriya
shyaam ki baansuriya baje shyam ki baansuriya


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Blog Day : 3727 Post No. : 14666

Today, October 1st is the birth anniversary of two iconic personalities of Hindi film music. Both started their career in Hindi film industry in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1946 – one as a music director and the other as a lyricist. Yes, it is Sachin Dev Burman’s 112th birth anniversary and Majrooh Sultanpuri’s 99th birth anniversary. Both have been my favourites amongst the music directors and lyricists of the golden era of Hindi film music. Both seem to have been made for each other. SD Burman was one of the earliest pioneers in introducing the concept of ‘tune first lyrics later’ in Hindi film music while Majrooh Sultanpuri was master in writing lyrics to the tune.

I found both of them to be non-conformists in their respective fields.  SD Burman’s compositions did not leave trails to identify them as SD Burman type of music. In my younger days, it was not easy for me to identify the songs composed by SD Burman. Had I not known in advance, I would have difficulties in knowing that songs of ‘Baazi’ (1951), ’Pyaasa’ (1957) and  ‘Nau Do Gyarah’ (1957) were composed by the same music director. Majrooh Sultanpuri on the other hand wrote lyrics of varied moods and of all genres with ease. Another common factor between these two stalwarts was that both were called as ‘old man with young heart’. If SD Burman could composed Roop Tera Mastaana at the age of 64, Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote lyrics for Raat Shabnami Bheegi Chaandni at the age of 77.

Despite both SD Burman and Majrooh Sultanpuri starting their filmy career in 1946, it took about 11 years for both of them to work together in Navketan’s  ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), though the other collaboration, ‘Paying Guest’ (1957) was released first. The main reason was that SD Burman was already working with Sahir Ludhianvi since 1951. It was only when SD Burman stopped engaging Sahir after ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) that he found Majrooh Sultanpuri as a suitable lyricist partner. From 1957 till SD Burman’s death in October 1975, both of them worked together in 20 films composing 137 songs.

I have already written about Majrooh Sultanpuri last year while covering the song Nanha Mora Doley Mori Anganiaa. So in this article, I propose to discuss only the musical career of SD Burman.

Sachin Da (1/10/1906 – 31/10/1975) was born in Comilla, a part of Tripura at that time (now in Bangladesh). He belonged to Tripura’s royal family in which his father, Nabadwip Chandra Dev Burman, was the next in line to Tripura Royalty. However, due to some palace machinations, Nabadwip Burman was denied his right as the next king of Tripura because of which he along with his family shifted to Comilla. SD Burman’s childhood years in Comilla became his training ground for music as he became enthralled by the folk music of what was then known as East Bengal.

After graduation from a Comilla college, SD Burman enrolled for Master’s degree in English in the University of Calcutta in 1924. However, he soon gave up his studies to become the disciple of Krishna Chandra Dey (KC Dey). Later, he continued his musical training under Ustad Badal Khan and Pandit Bhishamdev Chatopadhyay.  The royal family of Tripura were the connoisseurs of Hindustani classical music. They resented SD Burman’s indulgence in singing and recording folk songs for earning as it was below dignity for a royal member of family to earn from the music. They also felt that folk songs were not meant for royalty as they were sung by the lower strata of the society. Because of this, SD Burman did not get the traditional royal welcome when he visited Agrtala after his marriage with Meera in 1938.

In 1932, SD Burman left Tripura for Calcutta (Kolkata) for pursuing his interest in music. In the same year, he approached HMV for his first recording of a non-filmy Bengali song. However, he failed in the audition test. Luckily for him, Hindustan Musical Products (Hindustan Records) offered to record his first gramophone song. The song became a major success for Hindustan Records. During 1932-1946, SD Burman recorded over 100 non-films, mostly Bengali and some filmy Bengali songs most of which became commercially successful.

Despite success as a singer in non-film songs, SD Burman had to face disappointment in 1933 when a song sung by him in the film ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1933) was deleted and was recorded afresh in the voice of Pahadi Sanyal due to the internal politics of New Theatre. In 1935, SD Burman got an opportunity to do a minor role of a beggar in Madhu Bose’s film ‘Selima’ (1935) in which he was to sing a song. At first, SD Burman refused telling that he would be ostracised from the Tripura royal family if they came to know that he was working in a film. However, Madhu Bose assured him that no one would recognise him in his make-up of a beggar with beard and moustache. So this became SD Burman’s first film song as an actor-singer.

Sometime in 1942, SD Burman got an offer from Chandulal Shah to join Ranjit Movietone as music director. The offer was declined as he did not relish the idea of leaving Kolkata. In the next two years, he found that he was not able  to get enough opportunity to compose music for Bangla films as all important banners had their own music directors in their pay rolls. These music directors would offer him to sing as a playback singer which he would not agree as his wish was to become a music director. At this juncture, he took a decision that he would not sing for any other music directors and he would sing his own compositions for films not as a playback singer but as background singer. He maintained that stand consistently after he became a part of the Bombay (Mumbai) film industry in 1946.

In early 1940s, Bengal was reeling under the worst famine. The film industry was adversely affected. There was an exodus from Kolkata to Mumbai film industry for a different reason. SD Burman knew that despite his liking for Kolkata, he had to move to Mumbai to be able to achieve his dream of becoming a music director. In October 1944, SD Burman along with his family landed in Mumbai on the invitation from Rai Bahadur Chunnilal and Sashadhar Mukherjee who had formed Filmistan with Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee and other technicians, a breakaway group from Bombay Talkies.  Burman joined Filmistan as music director.

In Mumbai, SD Burman’s greatest handicap was his inability to fully understand Hindi, leave aside Urdu.  This handicap willy-nilly made him the pioneering in ‘tune first lyrics later’ concept in Hindi film song compositions. It is said that in his first two films with Filmistan, C Ramchandra helped SD Burman in music arrangements. I guess, as a newcomer, it was difficult for him to arrange musicians and communicate with them.

His first film as a music director was ‘Shikaari’ (1946) followed by ‘Aath Din’ (1946), both produced under the banner of Filmistan.  The music of ‘Shikari’ (1946) did not create much interest in the common public though studio hands appreciated newness in his music compositions. However, songs of ‘Aath Din’ (1946) especially two songs sung by SD Burman and Pehle Na Samjhaa Pyaar Tha by Ameerbai Karnataki became popular and made him a different class of music director well-versed with the then East Bengal folk music.

SD Burman was not satisfied with his music in these two films as he did not find anyone in the streets singing his songs. On the contrary, he found his servant always humming the songs from ‘Rattan’ (1944). He felt that unless his songs became popular on the streets, his presence as a music director would never be felt in Bombay film industry.

In the meanwhile, Sashadhar Mukherjee allowed him to take up the music direction in the films outside Filmistan. In 1947, he did two films outside Filmistan – ‘Chitor Vijay’ (1947) and ‘Dil Ki Rani’ (1947) both having Raj Kapoor and Madhubala as lead pairs. Neither the films fared well on the box office front nor did the songs become popular. The only point of interest in ‘Dil Ki Rani’ (1947) was that SD Burman made Raj Kapoor to sing in his own voice a song, O Duniya Ke Rehne Waalo Bolo Kahaan Gaya Chitchor.

Filmistan entrusted SD Burman with the music direction of ‘Do Bhai’ (1947). Sashadhar Mukherjee was a hard task master who rarely got satisfied with the tunes SD Burman composed for this film. Fed up with the constant rejections of tunes by Sashadhar Mukherjee, one day, SD Burman decided to have a show down with his boss. Probably after that he would think of leaving Filmistan and go back to Kolkata. To his surprise, Sashadhar Mukherjee at once approved the first tune he played on the harmonium and asked him record the song at the earliest. The song was Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya sung by Geeta Roy (later Dutt). This song made Geeta Roy a star playback singer overnight. The film was a box office success. For the first time, SD Burman heard his servant humming this song which made him very happy. In 1948, he composed songs from ‘Vidya’ (1948). It was his first film with Dev Anand and Suraiya. The film did not fare well on the box office but one song  Laayi Khushi Ki Duniya, picturised on Dev Anand and Suraiya, became very popular.

Filmistan’s ‘Shabnam’ (1949) can be regarded as SD Burman’s first real successful film as a music director as all the songs of the films became very popular. For SD Burman, it was one of his most satisfying period of his musical career as he found the songs of ‘Shabnam’ being heard on the street quite often. He even heard the labourers at Bandra Railway Station, singing one of the songs from this film in tandem with their track maintenance work.

In 1950s, SD Burman did not have much success as a music director. ‘Afsar’ (1950) was his first film for Navketan – a film production company started by Chetan Anand and Dev Anand. The film did not fare well at the box office although two songs – Naina Deewaane Ek Nahin Maane and Man Mor Huaa Matwaala became popular. ‘Pyaar’ (1950) also did not have a great run. SD Burman was now depressed that even after 5 years of his stint as a music director in Bombay film industry, he has not established himself as a successful music director. With this thought in mind, he decided to leave Mumbai and return to Kolkata.

At that time, Ashok Kumar was reviving Bombay Talkies by producing ‘Mashaal’ (1950) for which SD Burman was entrusted with the music direction. His leaving at a crucial juncture would have affected the film. After much persuasion by Ashok Kumar, SD Burman stayed back to complete the music direction of the film with a condition that after the completion of his work, he would return to Kolkata.

It so happened that ‘Mashaal’ (1950) became a box office hit film. Almost all the songs of the film became very popular. But it was Manna Dey’s song,  Upar Gagan Vishaal which drew attention of the common folk. With this song, Manna Dey seemed have announced that he had, at last, arrived in the world of Hindi film music. Manna Dey had worked as an Assistant Music Director for SD Burman but he got his first chance to sing under his baton only in ‘Mashaal’ (1950).

With the success of ‘Mashaal’ (1950), producers lined up for signing SD Burman for their films which included ‘Bahaar’ (1951), ‘Buzdil’ (1951), ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) and ‘Sazaa’ (1951). All these films had very popular songs some of which are still remembered today like Sainya Dil Mein Aana Re, Jhan Jhan Jhan Jhan Paayal Baaje, Thandi Hawaayen Lehra Ke Aayen and Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahaan Mein Kho Gaye.

But one film SD Burman  did in 1951 gave a tremendous boost to his career as a music director – it was Navketan’s ‘Baazi’ (1951). It was Guru Dutt’s first directorial venture. SD Burman’s musical treatment in this film was quite a contrast to what he had so far churned out. There were no Bengali traces in the songs. Instead, he predominantly used western and Punjabi beats. In fact, he turned Sahir Ludhinavi’s philosophical ghazal, Tadbeer Se Bigdi Huyi Taqdeer Banaa Le  into a seductive club song. All the songs of ‘Baazi’ (1951) became super hits. The success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) made SD Burman almost a permanent fixture with Navketan Banner until ‘Chhupa Rustom’ (1973). By now, he had dropped the idea of shifting to Kolkata.

The musical success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) created a successful pair of Sahir Ludhianvi and SD Burman. During 1951-57, both of them created 138 songs in 18 films. Unfortunately, due to clash of egos, they did not work together after ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

I will not go into further details of his successful films as they are in large numbers. But there are a few films which I consider as classic insofar as SD Burman’s music is concerned. They are ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Paying Guest’ (1957), ‘Kaala Paani’ (1958), ‘Sujata’ (1959), ‘Kaala Baazar’ (1960), ‘Bandini’ (1963) ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Aradhana’ (1969), ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), and ‘Abhimaan’ (1973). But within these films, there were high points in SD Burman’s musical career – ‘Baazi’ (1951), ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Aradhana’ (1969) and ‘Abhimaan’ (1973).

During 1946 until his death in October 31, 1975 SD Burman composed music for 90 films (including one unreleased film) comprising 673 songs (666 songs if I exclude 7 songs from the unreleased film). This gives an annual average of 3 films. According to those who had closely worked with SD Burman, he would consider him to be ‘busy’ if he had two films on hand. He considered himself ‘very busy’ if he had 3 films on hand. He would not take any more musical assignments until he completed one of the three films on hand. So the annual average of 3 films are within the parameter he set for himself.

It was during the recording the song, Badi Sooni Sooni Hai Zindagi Ye Zindagi  from ‘Mili’ (1975) that SD Burman got paralytic attack and was shifted to Bombay Hospital. Later, RD Burman completed the recording of the song. What an irony! When Kishore Kumar was singing this song for recording, his mentor was in the hospital in deep coma. SD Burman remained in coma for the next 5 months until his end came on October 31, 1975.

Since the article has already become very lengthy, I propose to write a second part of the article covering some other aspects of SD Burman’s Hindi film music on his Remembrance Day on October 31, 2018. There are hundreds of anecdotes in the life of SD Burman – some known and some unknown to me – which makes his musical journey very interesting. While Gulzar called him ‘Prince of Music’, Pandit Hari Prasad Charasia referred him as ‘Sangeet Sant’ (Saint of Music). Kersi Lord, who worked with SD Burman as a drummer and later as an accordionist for a very long time, called him ‘an old man with a young heart’ insofar as his music was concerned. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, the santoor player called SD Burman as a wonderful person with child-like innocence.

I will end this article with a statement that SD Burman was a music director who remained at the zenith of his musical career in Hindi film industry since the success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) until his death on October 31, 1975. Even 5 year hiatus with Lata Mangeshkar (1957-62) did not affect his musical career. Some of the films for which SD Burman composed music may have failed at the box office but his music did not fail.

On the occasion of 112th birth anniversary of SD Burman and 99th birth anniversary of Majrooh Sultanpuri, I present one of their creations from ‘Sitaaron Se Aage’ (1958). The film was produced by VL Narasu, a coffee plantation magnate from the South India. The film starred Ashok Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Jagdish Sethi, Johny Walker, Shammi, Iftekhar, Raja Sulochana, Leela Mishra, Manmohan Krishna etc.

The film seems to have jinxed from the very beginning. Gyan Mukherjee was originally assigned to direct the film. He had even completed musical sitting with SD Burman. The film went into shooting floor in 1956. However, Gyan Mukherjee fell ill and was diagnosed with brain tumour. He was also afflicted by Parkinson’s disease. He passed away in November 1956. Ashok Kumar had to rope in Satyen Bose to direct the film (As revealed by late Sachin Bhowmick and quoted in ‘SD Burman – The Prince Musician’ – Anirudh Bhattacharjee & Balaji Vittal (2018).

During the making of the film, SD Burman got into tiff with Lata Mangeshkar on the issue of re-recording of the song, Sainya Kaise Dhaaroon Dheer as he wished to record the song afresh with some changes in the tune. Since Lata was leaving for a foreign trip, she could not give him the date, nor she could commit to give a priority date on her return from the trip. This enraged SD Burman to such an extent that he stopped engaging Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer for the next 5 years. He got the above-mentioned song recorded in the voice of Asha Bhonsle. But she could not render the song the way S D Burman wanted. So he retained the originally recorded Lata version for the film. The remaining songs which were to be sung by Lata in the films were rendered by Asha Bhonsle (3) and Geeta Dutt (1).

After about 8 years from this incidence, SD Burman got his original wish fulfilled. Lata Mangeshkar recorded a song based on the tune of the song referred to above. The result was the culmination of a new song for the film ‘Guide’ (1965). The song was Mo Se Chhal Kiye Jaaye Dekho Sainya Beimaan. Incidentally, as I checked from the credit titles, Hiralal was one of the choreographers for both ‘Sitaaron Se Aage’ (1958) and ‘Guide’ (1965).

‘Sitaaron se Aage’ (1958) got delayed and finally released sometime in early 1958. The film was a musical extravaganza with Vyjayantimala performing a number of semi-classical dances in the film. A feature of the songs in this film was that  SD Burman used Western scores in a couple of songs like Chanda Ki Chaandni Ka Jaadoo and Mehfil Mein Aaaye Wo Aaj Dheere Se that sounded like waltz music.

So far 7 songs (out of 9 including one multiple version song) from this film have been covered in the Blog. I present the 8th song – ‘Aa Khilte Hain Gul, O Mere Bulbul’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song was written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and picturised on Vyjayantimala as a dance song. The song is not only melodious but rhythmic as well.

[Author’s Note: Some of the information on SD Burman’s early life and early musical career has been sourced from ‘SD Burman – The World of His Music’ by Khagesh Dev Burman (translated from Bengali by SK Ray Chaudhuri), 2013.]

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Aa Khilte Hain Gul, O Mere Bulbul (Sitaaron Se Aage) (1958) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanopuri, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hai gul
o mere bulbul
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hai gul
ho oo mere bulbul
mil jaa gale
kahin ye milan ki 
rut na dhale
mil jaa gale
kahin ye milan ki 
rut na dhale
 
o o o o
o o o o o 
wohi teri raahen
wohi meri aahen
wohi main hoon
wohi dil mera
o
wohi teri raahen
wohi meri aahen
wohi main hoon
wohi dil mera
wohi teri baaten
wohi meri raaten
wohi rang e mehfil mera
rah ke juda
dil na dukha
aa bhi jaa aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
jiyara jaley
piya kabhi apne
din thhe bhale
o jiyara jaley
piya kabhi apne
din thhe bhale
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa

o o o o
o o o
raah teri takta
gham se sulagta
chaand bechaara kahaan gaya
o raah teri takta
gham se sulagta
chaand bechaara kahaan gaya
tu hi nahi aaya
dhal gaya saaya
yahaan ka taara wahaan gaya
raat dhali
jhoom chali
phir hawaa aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
tum na miley
khadi khadi jaloon piya
chanda taley
ho tum na miley
khadi khadi jaloon piya
chanda taley
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o o mere bulbul. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
हो ओ मेरे बुलबुल
मिल जा गले
कहीं ये मिलन की
रुत ना ढले
मिल जा गले
कहीं ये मिलन की
रुत ना ढले

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
वही तेरी राहें
वही मेरी आहें
वही मैं हूँ
वही दिल मेरा

वही तेरी राहें
वही मेरी आहें
वही मैं हूँ
वही दिल मेरा
वही तेरी बातें
वही तेरी रातें
वही रंग ए महफिल मेरा
रह के जुदा
दिल ना दुखा
आ भी जा आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
जियरा जले
पिया कभी अपने
दिन थे भले
जियरा जले
पिया कभी अपने
दिन थे भले
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
राह तेरी ताकता
ग़म ये सुलगता
चाँद बेचारा कहाँ गया
ओ राह तेरी ताकता
ग़म ये सुलगता
चाँद बेचारा कहाँ गया
तू ही नहीं आया
ढाल गया साया
यहाँ का तारा वहाँ गया
रात ढली
झूम चली
फिर हवा आ॰॰आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
तुम ना मिले
खड़ी खड़ी जलूँ पिया
चंदा तले
हो तुम ना मिले
खड़ी खड़ी जलूँ पिया
चंदा तले
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ ओ मेरे बुलबुल॰ ॰ ॰


Blog Day : 3709 Post No. : 14635

“Sipahsaalaar”(1956) was produced by F C Mehra and directed by Mohammad Hussain for Eagle Films, Bombay. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Nadira, Shyam Kumar, Randheer, Kamal Mehra, S Nazeer, Samson, Kumkum, Helen, Cuckkoo, Jagdeesh Kamal, Amrit Rana, Rafiq, Ravikant, Kamal Mohan, Rajan Kapoor, Nazeer Kashmiri, Uma Dutt, Balaram, Sattar, Dhondhu, Habeeb etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it according to HFGK. But it seems that the sixth song (whose record number in not known) has the same lyrics and singers as fifth song, so these songs can be considered as one and the same. So effectively the movie had five songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Sipahsaalaar”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Muusic is composed by Iqbal.

Only the audio of this song is available. The song sounds like a dance song. Going by the sounds of it, this song could have been picturised on Cuckkoo, Kumkum or Helen. I request our kowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this lilting dance song.


Song-Aji o jee tumhen dekh jiya lahraaye (Sipahsalaar)(1956) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Iqbal

Lyrics

aji oh ji

aji oh ji
tumhen dekh jiya lahraaye
zara apni nazar kabhi kar lo udhar
mera ang ang sharmaaye
aji oh ji
tumhen dekh jiya lahraaye
zara apni nazar kabhi kar lo udhar
mera ang ang sharmaaye
aji oh ji

tujhe meri kasam zara sun to balam
tujhe meri kasam zara sun to balam
tera pyaar kare mere dil pe sitam
mere dil pe sitam
mujhe roz roz tadpaaye
aji oh ji
tumhe dekh jiya lahraaye
zara apni nazar kabhi kar lo udhar
mera ang ang sharmaaye
aji oh ji

chup chaap rahoon
kuchh bhi na kahoon
chup chaap raoon
kuchh bhi na kahoon
tera dard piya kab tak main sahoon
kab tak mai sahoon
ye bhed aaj khul jaaye

aji oh ji
tumhe dekh jiya lahraaye
zara apni nazar kabhi kar lo udhar
mera ang ang sharmaaye
aji oh ji

main gaaun yahaan
tum jhoomo wahaan
main gaaun yahaan
tum jhoomo wahaan
wo baat karo bekaar jahaan
ki saare jahaan
ki saare jahaan
hamen dekh dekh jal jaaye
aji oh ji
tumhe dekh jiya lahraaye
zara apni najar kabhi kar lo udhar
mera ang ang sharmaaye
aji oh ji
tumhen dekh jiya lahraaye
zara apni nazar kabhi kar lo udhar
mera ang ang sharmaaye
aji oh ji


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.

Blog Day : 3704 Post No. : 14629

Hullo Atuldom

“Darmiyaan” (1997) was a movie set in the Bombay (before being rechristened Mumbai) of 1946. It starred Kiron Kher, Tabu, (established actors of that time) with Rita Ganguly (renowned Hindustani vocalist), Rupal Patel, Hilla Sethna, Sayaji Shinde, Shahbaz Khan playing supporting roles. Arif Zakaria made his debut in this movie in the difficult character of a eunuch.

Kiron Kher plays a dancer or tawaif who is also a beautiful starlet who becomes very successful in the movies. She is initially in denial that she has sired a eunuch. She attains fame, has an affair with one of her co actors who later ditches her for a younger actress etc. She is disappointed / disillusioned and becomes addicted to all vices possible to the point of losing everything she possesses including her family (which deserts her), wealth home etc. Her child, who has grown up to become Arif Zakaria, tries his best to keep her afloat in her professional and personal life. He has his own identity problems to solve. Towards the end it is shown that Arif (Immi is the name of the character) finds an abandoned child, tries to look after it with his mother’s help but societal attitude towards a transgender force him to give the child away to Tabu and he ends his and his mother’s life as he feels that is the only solution to their problems.

There was another movie “Tamanna” which released in 1998 which was produced by Pooja Bhatt and directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The story of that movie seems to take off from where Kalpana Lajmi’s Immi gives up on his adopted baby. This is the next movie on my to-be-seen list. I don’t remember why I didn’t see these movies at the time of their release, but I am sure I would not have been able to find company or relish it back then. And I am glad that these movies are there on YouTube. Now I don’t know whose life story inspired Kalpana Lajmi to make this movie. I sat through the movie in the course of writing this post and found it fairly engrossing. (A sheer coincidence that there is Supreme Court verdict today (on 7th September, 2018) that says history owes transgenders an apology).

Kalpana Lajmi is the daughter of painter Lalita Lajmi and niece of yesteryear actor / filmmaker Guru Dutt. She began her career assisting Shyam Benegal who also happened to be her uncle. She has been making movies since 1978 starting with short films and graduating to films like ‘Ek Pal’ with Naseerudin Shah and Shabana Azmi in the lead, ‘Rudaali’ with Dimple Kapadia and Raj Babbar etc., her last directed film being ‘Chingaari’ with Sushmita Sen and Mithun Chakravarty in the lead roles.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika – born on 8th September 1926 in Assam- is the music director of this movie. He has sung a song and all the background score too, specially in the scenes that show the anguish of the central characters, his baritone voice adds to the poignancy of the scenes. Probably the first time I became aware of Bhupen Hazarika, the singer / music composer was when I heard the songs of ‘Rudaali’ and was floored by the sound of “Dil Hoom Hoom Kare” but a National award and Sahitya Academy award winner doesn’t need a certificate from a layperson like me. His Padma awards Dadasaheb Phalke awards are testimony to his greatness.

The song with this post is written by Jaaved Akhtar and sung by Asha Bhonsle. Initially I began to see the movie to see if any portion of the song is present in any other part as the video available is very short. In fact, most of the songs end abruptly in the movie except the Bhupen Hazarika song which is there in 3 parts through the movie.

And no, I have not forgotten that 8th September is also my all-time favourite singer’s birthday too. How can I forget. I adore her so much. And I am sure every one would have guessed why I chose an Asha Bhonsle song to go with this post 🙂 . And we have so much information all around about Asha Bhonsle that I am controlling myself from writing anything here.

Remembering Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (a doctorate on his thesis “Proposals for Preparing India’s Basic Education to use Audio-Visual Techniques in Adult Education”) on his birth anniversary – he would have been 92 and wishing Asha Bhonsle too on her birthday.

(Video – Partial)

(Audio – Complete)

Song – Nadiya Pe Lehren, Lehron Pe Naiyya (Darmiyaan) (1997) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Bhupen Hazarika

Lyrics

aaaaa aaaaa
oooo ooooo
ooooooooo

nadiya pe leheren
leheron pe naiyya
naiyya mein patwaar
phir tum kyun us paar ae saajan
aur main hoon is paar
o jee main tadpoon is paar
o jee main tarsoon is paar
nadiya pe leheren
leheron pe naiyya
naiyya mein patwaar
phir tum kyun us paar ae saajan
aur main hoon is paar
o jee main tadpoon is paar
o jee main tarsoon is paar
aaaaa aaaaa
oooohh ooooohhh
ooooooooo

nadiya kinaare ek gaon hai
gaon mein ambuva ki chhaon hai
chhaon mein rah ek yogi jaise
mann mein rahe sajana
jogi bajaaye bansuri
bansuri dard se hai bhari
dard bhari is taan se
goonje re mera angnaa
nadiya pe leheren
leheron pe naiyya
naiyya mein patwaar
phir tum kyun us paar ae saajan
aur main hoon is paar
o jee main tadpoon is paar
o jee main tarsoon is paar
aaaaa aaaaa
oooohh ooooohhh
ooooooooo

bekali mein hai ye mann
mann mein hai lagi agan
oo oo bekali mein hai ye mann
mann mein hai lagi agan
tu aa ke bujha de sajan
nagri mein gali jaise
bagiya men kali jaise
kaliyon mein sajna jaise khushboo
sapnon mein hai tu
nadiya pe leheren
leheron pe naiyya
naiyya mein patwaar
phir tum kyun us paar ae saajan
aur main hoon is paar
o jee main tadpoon is paar
o jee main tarsoon is paar
aaaaa aaaaa
oooohh ooooohhh
ooooooooo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
आsssss आsssss
ओsss ओssss
ओssssssss

नदीया पे लहरें
लहरों पे नैय्या
नैय्या में पतवार
फिर तुम क्यों उस पार ए साजन
और मैं हूँ इस पार
ओ जी मैं तड़पूँ इस पार
ओ जी मैं तरसूँ इस पार
नदीया पे लहरें
लहरों पे नैय्या
नैय्या में पतवार
फिर तुम क्यों उस पार ए साजन
और मैं हूँ इस पार
ओ जी मैं तड़पूँ इस पार
ओ जी मैं तरसूँ इस पार
आsssss आsssss
ओsss ओssss
ओssssssss

नदिया किनारे एक गाँव है
गाँव में अंबुवा की छांव है
छाँव में रह इक जोगी जैसे
मन में रहे सजना
जोगी बजाए बांसुरी
बांसुरी दर्द से है भरी
दर्द भरी इस तान से
गूँजे रे मेरा अंगना
नदीया पे लहरें
लहरों पे नैय्या
नैय्या में पतवार
फिर तुम क्यों उस पार ए साजन
और मैं हूँ इस पार
ओ जी मैं तड़पूँ इस पार
ओ जी मैं तरसूँ इस पार
आsssss आsssss
ओsss ओssss
ओssssssss

बेकली में है ये मन
मन में है लगी अगन
ओ ओ बेकली में है ये मन
मन में है लगी अगन
तू आ के बुझा दे साजन
नगरी में गली जैसे
बगिया में कली जैसे
कलियों में सजना जैसे खुशबू
सपनों में है तू
नदीया पे लहरें
लहरों पे नैय्या
नैय्या में पतवार
फिर तुम क्यों उस पार ए साजन
और मैं हूँ इस पार
ओ जी मैं तड़पूँ इस पार
ओ जी मैं तरसूँ इस पार
आsssss आsssss
ओsss ओssss
ओssssssss


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Blog Day : 3703 Post No. : 14626

“Bahaadur” (1953) was a Ranjit Film Company Production. It was directed by Ratibhai Punatkar. The movie had Suresh, Shyama, Roopmala, Amarnath, Anwar Hussein, Shammi etc in it.

This movie had eight songs in it that were written by six lyricists and the songs had five voices in them.
Seven songs have been covered so far. Here are their details:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Hamaari muhabbat hamaara zamaana 5434 10-Feb-12
Aa aa badarwa aa 10706 15-Jan-15
Meethhi meethhi khushboo thhi mehandi waale haath ki 10718 17-Jan-15
Zanjeer ne karwat li 10727 18-Jan-15
Kagwa re jaa balma ke deswa 10733 19-Jan-15
Mohabbat ke zamaane nigaahon ke fasaane 13723 12-Nov-17
Tasalli dene waale…ae naakhuda 14622 5-Sep-18

Here is the eighth and song from “Bahaadur”(1953) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle with female and male chorus. Sarshar Sailaani is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Mohinder.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. The song sounds like a dance song picturised on a leading lady with lots of other dancers.
I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Bahaadur”(1953) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Aao zara mauz karen (Bahaadur)(1953) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sarshar Sailani, MD-S Mohinder
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

Ho o o
bhaangji rola
Ho o o
bhaangji rola
Ho o o
bhaangji rola
Ho o o
bhaangji rola

aao zara mauz karen
aao zara mauz karen

mai bhi ho
meena bhi ho
mausam e barsaat ho
mai bhi ho
meena bhi ho
mausam e barsaat ho
unse mulaaqaat ho
unse mulaaqaat ho
to kis maze ki baat ho
aao zara mauz karen
aao zara mauz karen

Hoy
bhaangji rola
bhoom bhoom
bhaangji rola
bhoom bhoom

ho o o
kaali ghata
ho o o
kaali ghata
hoy kaali ghata
o ghata
kaali ghata

o o o
kaali ghata sar pe khadi
saawan lagaaye jhadi
saawan lagaaye jhadi
o o o

o o o
mujhe teri qasam
ho mujhe teri qasam
aisi ghadi
aawe nahin
ghadi ghadi
aawe nahin
ghadi ghadi

aa re piharwa aa
mad bhare nain milaa
na tarsa
hil mil jaa

na tarsa
hil mil jaa

aa
aa
aa

aao zara mauz karen
aao zara mauz karen
aao zara mauz karen
aao zara mauz karen

hoy
bhaangji rola
bhoom bhoom
bhaangji rola
bhoom bhoom

o o o
panghat ke paas kabhi
nadiya kinaare miloon
nadiyaa kinaare miloon
o o o o
panghat ke paas kabhi
nadiya kinaare miloon
nadiyaa kinaare miloon
bhaangji rola
bhaangji rola
bhaangji rola
hoy
bhaangji rola
bhaangji rola
bhaangji rola

ek baar chhod piya
tose laakh baar miloon
tose laakh baar miloon
aa re piharwa aa
aa re piharwa aa
man bhar nain milaa
na tarsa
hil mil jaa

na tarsa
hil mil jaa

aa
aa
aa

aao zara mauz karen
aao zara mauz karen
aao zara mauz karen
aao zara mauz karen

hoy
bhaangji rola


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Blog Day : 3700 Post No. : 14621

Today (4 september 2018) happens to be the 3700th day of existence for this blog. Though we have had 37 such centuries so far, we began to take notice of this century only from century number 34 (viz post number 3400) onwards.

We began to post special articles and songs to mark these special occasions. The 3400th day has an interesting post by Sudhir Jee followed by a post by me and thus started the tradition of celebrating these special kinds of centuries in the blog.

3400th day saw the 3400th song from the decade of 1960s being covered in the blog and that happened to be the century post for lyricist Shewan Rizvi.

Then the 3500th day saw Sudhir Jee digging out a song containing the word “hazaar” in it while I covered a joie de vivre song containing the word “shehnaai” in it.

3600th day saw the memorable title song of “Naseeb”(1981) being discussed on the occasion.

Today (4 september 2018) happens to be the 3700th day of the blog. This occasion too merits special posts marking the occasion. It turns out that the special posts being covered on the occasion were originally meant for some other special occasions, but they are finally ending up as posts celebrating THIS occasion.

For Instance, Sudhir Jee’s post, a thesis par excellence on the HFM scene of 1936, which also coveres K N Singh in detail, was originally meant as part of our series on “Yearwise statistics of HFM”, whose previous instalment was covered in 2015, so this article was in the making for nearly three years. 🙂

Likewise, the song and the topic that I cover in this post was originally meant to be covered on the day the blog turned ten years old, viz on 19 july 2018. My plan was to have a detailed statistical analysis of Mubarak Begam accompanied by her 100th song in the blog. As things happened, I could not achieve that target. Finally we reconciled by marking Mubarak Begam’s century later, coinciding it with the last century of the blog, viz the post number 14600.

I had decided that the next Mubarak Begam song that I was going to cover would contain the statistical analysis of Mubarak Begam. Like Sudhir Jee, I too have decided to fast forward my efforts to coincide my article to appear today as part of 3700th day celebrations.

My research on Mubarak Begam, which has taken me several weeks, reveal that she may have sung a little more than 200 songs in HFM (plus in Bhojpuri, Avadhi etc), and my figure is higher than what is mentioned online by “authentic” sources. I found that quite a few songs not sung by Mubarak Begam are incorrectly attributed to her online. On the other hand, several songs sung by her have gone unattributed to her. Even HFGK does not fully credit all her songs to her. I found that a few movies whose songs contain no mention of singers in HFGK are sung by Mubarak Begam. Finally I ended up a tally of 195 Mubarak Begam songs from 125 movies. I am quite sure that this figure would go up and cross 200 as I listen to a few more songs that are not attributed to any singers in HFGK.

That research would wait. In the meanwhile, here is the moviewise break up of Mubarak Begam songs that I have been able to locate. I have also mentioned the number of Mubarak Begam songs from these movies that have been covered in the blog.

Mubarak Begam songs in movies
SN Movie Year MD Songs by Mubarak Begam in the blog Songs by Mubarak Begam in the movie Remarks
1 Aaiye 1949 Naashaad 2 2 One solo, one duet with Lata
2 Basera 1950 M A Rauf 2 4 Three solo, one duet with B S Nanji
3 Dolti Naiyya 1950 Ram Prasad 0 1 Sung with Nargis (singer) and Munni
4 Phoolon ke Haar 1951 Hansraj Bahl 1 7 Five solos, two duets with Devendra Mohan
5 Mamta 1952 Sonik 1 2 One solo, one duet with Premlata
6 Mordhwaj 1952 Narayan Dutt 0 2 Two solos
7 Sheesha 1952 Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 One solo
8 Chaar Chaand 1953 Naashaad 1 1 One duet with Shivram
9 Dharm Patni 1953 Jamal Sen 1 1 One solo
10 Daaera 1953 Jamal Sen 4 4 Three solo, one duet with Rafi
11 Africa 1954 Robin Chatterji 1 2 Two solos
12 Ameer 1954 Pt Lachchiram 0 2 Two solos
13 Aulaad 1954 Sardar Malik 1 1 One duet with Shamshad Begam
14 Chaandni Chowk 1954 Roshan 1 1 One solo
15 Daak Baabu 1954 Dhaniram 2 2 One solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood
16 Gawaiyya 1954 Ram Ganguly 2 2 Two solo
17 Gul Bahaar 1954 Dhaniram 1 2 Two solo
18 Haar Jeet 1954 S D Batish 1 2 One solo, one duet with Geeta Dutt
19 Maan 1954 Anil Biswas 1 1 One duet with Kalyani
20 Rishta 1954 K Datta 2 2 Two solo
21 Sangam 1954 Ram Ganguly 1 1 One duet with Talat Mehmood
22 Shabaab 1954 Naushad 1 1 Song with Rafi and Bande Hasan
23 Baradari 1955 Naashaad 1 1 One duet with Lata
24 Devdas 1955 S D Burman 1 1 One solo
25 Jasoos (UR)/td>

1955 Iqbal Qureshi 0 2 Two solo
26 Khaandaan 1955 A R Qureshi 1 1 One duet with Yashodhara
27 Kundan 1955 Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 One solo
28 Patit Paawan 1955 Jamal Sen 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
29 Post Master 1955 Ram Ganguly 0 2 One solo, one duet with O P Verma
30 Rukhsaana 1955 Sajjad Hussain 2 2 One solo, one duet with Asha Bhonsle
31 Sakhi Lutera 1955 Iqbal Qureshi 1 1 One solo
32 Sau Ka Note 1955 S Mohinder 1 1 One duet with Shamshad Begam
33 Shaahi Chor 1955 Dhaniram 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
34 Shah Behram 1955 Hansraj Bahl 0 1 One solo
35 Taatar Ka Chor 1955 Khayyam 1 1 One song with Talat Mehmood and Asha Bhonsle
36 Aan Baan 1956 Husnlal Bhagatram 0 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
37 Aawaara Shahzaadi 1956 Naashaad 0 2 One solo, one duet with Shashikant
38 Baadal Aur Bijli 1956 Bipin Baabul 1 3 Two solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood
39 Baaghi Sardaar 1956 B N Bali 1 2 Two solo
40 Baghdad Ka Jaadoo 1956 Shafi M Nagri 3 3 Two solo, one duet with Manmohan Krishna
41 Dhola Maaru 1956 S K Pal 0 2 Two solo
42 Do Shahzaade 1956 Pt Lachchiram 0 2 Two solo
43 Fighting Queen 1956 Nisaar Bazmi 0 3 Three solo
44 Harihar Bhakti 1956 K Datta 1 4 Two solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood, one duet with Sulochana Chonkar
45 Hatimtai 1956 S N Tripathi 0 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
46 Jungle Queen 1956 Nisaar Bazmi 0 4 Four solo
47 Laal e Yaman 1956 A R Qureshi 0 1 One solo
48 Rangeen Raaten 1956 Roshan 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
49 Sultaana Daaku 1956 Bipin Babul 0 2 Two solo
50 Fashion 1957 Hemant Kumar 0 1 One duet with Sulochana Chonkar
51 Gateway of India 1957 Madan Mohan 1 1 One song with Asha Bhonsle, Meena Mangeshkar and Usha Mangeshkar
52 Paak Daaman 1957 Ghulam Mohammad 0 1 One song with Rafi, S Balbir and Mirza Musharraf
53 Paataal Pari 1957 S Mohinder 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
54 Paisa 1957 Ram Ganguly 0 1 One solo
55 Parveen 1957 A R Qureshi 1 2 Two solo
56 Chetak Rana Pratap 1958 Iqal Qureshi 0 1 One solo
57 Jungle Princess 1958 Bipin Mehboob 1 1 One duet with Jaani Babu Qawwaal
58 Madhumati 1958 Salil Chaudhary 1 1 One solo
59 Sim Sim Marjeena 1958 A R Qureshi 0 1 One song with Rafi and Sudha Malhotra
60 Behraam Daaku 1959 Saadat Khan 1 1 One solo
61 Blackmailer 1959 Iqbal 0 1 One solo
62 Cheeni Jaadoogar 1959 Shafi M Nagri 0 2 Two solo
63 Circus Queen 1959 Shafi M Nagri 1 3 One solo, two duets with S Balbir
64 Hero No 1 1959 Iqbal 0 2 Two solo
65 Maa Ka Aansoo 1959 Sardar Malik 0 1 One solo
66 Mughal e Azam 1960 Naushad 0 1 One song with Lata and Shamshad Begam
67 Return of Mr Superman 1960 Anil Biswas 1 1 One solo
68 Veer Durgadas 1960 S N Tripathi 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
69 Zaalim Jaadoogar 1960 Iqbal Qureshi 2 3 One duet with Khursheed Bawra
70 Arab Ka Sitaara 1961 Saadat Ali 1 4 Three solo, one duet with Minu Purushottam
71 Daakoo Mansoor 1961 Krishn Kamal 1 1 One solo
72 Dekhi Teri Bambai 1961 Vinod 1 1 One duet with S Balbir
73 Hamaari Yaad Aayegi 1961 Snehal Bhatkar 2 2 One solo, one duet with Mukesh
74 Nightbird 1961 Iqbal 1 1 One duet with Chaandbala
75 Piya Milan Ki Aas 1961 S N Tripathi 1 1 One solo
76 Shaahi Farmaan 1961 Harbans 0 2 Two solo
77 State Express 1961 Gunjan 1 1 One solo
78 Zindagi Aur Khwaab 1961 Dattaram 1 1 One solo
79 Cobra Girl 1963 S N Tripathi 1 1 One duet with Suman Kalyanpur
80 Hamraahi 1963 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One solo
81 Sunahri Naagin 1963 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One duet with Kamal Barot
82 Ye Dil Kisko Doon 1963 Iqbal Qureshi 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
83 Aandhi Aur Toofaan 1964 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
84 Balma Bada Nadaan (Bhojpuri) 1964 Hemant Kumar 0 1 One solo
85 Benazir 1964 S D Burman 2 2 One solo, one duet with Asha Bhonsle
86 Fariyaad 1964 Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 Two solo, one duet with Rafi
87 Hameer Hathh 1964 Sanmukh Babu Upadhya 1 1 One solo
88 Kab Hoihain Gavanwa Hamaar (Bhojpuri) 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 0 2 Two solo
89 Magic Carpet 1964 Ram Prasad 0 1 One solo
90 Marvel Man 1964 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
91 Naihar Chhutal Jaaye (Bhojpuri) 1964 Jaidev 0 1 One solo
92 Pahaadi Naagin 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 1 2 One solo, one duet with Ambar Kumar
93 Punar Milan 1964 C Arjun 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
94 Qawwaali Ki Raat 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 2 2 Two duets with Rafi
95 Shagoon 1964 Khayyam 1 1 One duet with Talat Mehmood
96 Tarzan and Captain Kishore 1964 Manoharlal-S Kishan 0 2 Two solos
97 Aarzoo 1965 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
98 Black Arrow 1965 Iqbal Qureshi 0 1 One duet with Jaani Babu Qawwaal
99 Khooni Khazaana 1965 S Kishan 1 1 One solo
100 Main Hoon Jaadoogar 1965 Nashaad-Premnath 1 2 One duet with Meena Patki, one duet with Suman Kalyanpur
101 Mohabbat Iski Kehte Hain 1965 Khayyam 1 1 One solo
102 Morey Man Mitwa 1965 Dattaram 1 1 One solo
103 Shakespearwaallah 1965 Prayag Raj 1 1 One solo
104 Tarzan and King Kong 1965 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
105 Gogola 1966 Roy-Frank 2 2 One duet with Talat Mehmood, one duet with Mahendra Kapoor
106 Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare 1966 Madan Mohan 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
107 Professor Aur Jaadoogar 1966 Sardar Singh 1 1 One solo
108 Susheela 1966 C Arjun 2 2 One solo, one duet with Rafi
Same songs were later reused in “Subah Zaroor Aayegi”(1977)
109 Teesri Kasam 1966 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Shambhu Qawwaal
110 Zimbo Finds a Son 1966 Sapan Jagmohan 0 1 One duet with Bhupinder Singh
111 Aawaara Ladki 1967 Dhaniram 0 1 One solo
112 Around The World 1967 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Sharda
113 Mera Bhai Mera Dushman 1967 Khayyam 0 2 One solo, one duet with S Balbir
114 Poonam Ka Chaand 1967 Ninu Majumdar 0 1 One solo
115 Juaari 1968 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One song with Suman Kalyanpur and Krishna Bose
116 Nadirshah 1968 S N Tripathi 0 1 One solo
117 Saraswati Chandra 1968 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One solo
118 Ham Ek Hain 1969 Usha Khanna 0 1 One duet with Kamal Barot
119 Murder on Highway (UR) 1970 C Arjun 0 1 One solo
120 Chandan 1971 Sonik Omi 0 2 One solo, one duet with Usha Mangeshkar
121 Narad Leela 1972 Narayan Dutt 0 1 One solo
122 Chattan Singh 1974 Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 One solo
123 Ramu To Deewaana Hai 1980 Chandru 1 2 Two solo
124 Ganga Maang Rahi Balidaan 1981 Prem Dhawan 0 3 Three duets with Shamshad Begam
125 Sister 1982 J Kaushik 1 1 One solo

One can see from the above that Mubarak Begam typically got two or three songs in a movie and that she typically got to sing in five or six movies in a year. In addition, she mostly sang in small budget movies that had small time struggling music directors in them. In all, she worked with 61 music directors. So, on an average, she sang three or four songs with each of her music directors.

On rare occasions, she got to work with A grade music directors, viz Naushad and S D Burman, but only in two movies each. The music director who collaborated with her most frequently was Iqbal Qureshi. She had 15 songs with him from nine movies. These are the figures for her most fruitful collaboration ! She was not able to forge any long term collaboration with any established music directors and that is reflected in her poor return of around 200 songs in a career spanning nearly three decades.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Circus Queen”(1959). This movie was directed by Noshir Engineer for Basant Pictures, Bombay. The movie had John Cawas, Nadia, Samar Roy, Sheila Kashmiri, Sheikh, Neelofar, Habeeb, Master Suresh, Shree Bhagwan, Mansoor, Dalpat, Ajit Kumar, Abdullah, Julien, Korega, Yadav, angre, S B Gayakvad etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

HFGK does not mention the singers of the four songs from this movie. On listening to these songs, one finds that as many as three of these songs contain the voice of Mubarak Begam in them.

Here is the second song from “Circus Queen”(1959) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shafi M Nagri.

The song is picturised as a club dance song. I am unable to identify the dancer. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer as well as the other actors visible in the picturisation.

Audio

Video

Song-O ho dil waale (Circus Queen)(1959) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Shafi M Nagri
Chorus

Lyrics

o ho dil waale

o ho dil waale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le
o ho dil waale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

nain teekhe hain qaatil nigaahen
meri phoolon se naazuk hain baahen
nain teekhe hain qaatil nigaahen
meri phoolon se naazuk hain baahen
chaal behki huyi
zulf mehki huyi
mere mukhde pe jhoome ujaale
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

aa haseenon ki mehfil mein aa ke
dekh le do ghadi muskuraa ke
aa haseenon ki mehfil mein aa ke
dekh le do ghadi muskuraa ke
saaj dil ka uthha
geet khushiyon ke gaa
jhoom kar zindagi ka maza le
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

zindagi hai safar jeenewaale
hanste hanste guzar jeene waale
zindagi hai safar jeenewaale
hanste hanste guzar jeene waale
kho ke masti mein jee
hai yahi zindagi
kar na dil ko ghamon ke hawaale
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale


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.

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In the 1930s and in early 1940s, most of the music directors compose mainly raag-based and folk-based tunes to the lyrics.  The musicians would play the entire melody on their respective instruments in line with the tune. Since, in the absence of playback singing, songs would be recorded live, music directors were constrained to use minimum musical instruments, that too mostly within the options of Indian instruments consisting of harmonium, percussion, tabla/dholak, sitar, saarangi, flute etc.

Once the playback singing system stabilised in around late 1930s, music directors got flexibility in using more musicians and also started using western musical instruments such as piano, guitar, violin, mandolin, trumpet, clarinet etc. This gave them flexibility in composing preludes, interludes and orchestration. Anil Biswas who came to Bombay (Mumbai) sometime in 1935 with 12 of his Anglo-Indian musicians, changed the concept of orchestration of the songs. He was the first to use counter melody in orchestration. Probably, he was also the first music director of Hindi films who composed a song, Hum Aur Tum Aur Ye Khushi  based on waltz music (generally used for ball-room dance), for the film ‘Alibaba’ (1940). Anil Biswas could do it because he had in his orchestra, musicians well-versed in playing western music instruments.

There were perceptible changes in the style of song compositions in Hindi films of 1950s and 60s (also thereafter) as compared with those of 1940s. Songs of 1950s and 60s were not only melodic but their musical preludes, interludes and overall orchestrations appealed to the listeners. How did the Hindi film music witness musical metamorphosis in 1950s and 60s? The answer is that during this period, some of the Christian musicians and music arrangers from Goa played a pivotal role in taking the Hindi film music from the vintage era ( 1931-1947) to the golden era (1948-1980).

To understand as to how the Christian musicians from Goa got connected with Hindi film industry, one needs to go back to the history of Goa. After the annexation of Goa by Portuguese in the 16th century, they established churches, chapels and convents in their captured territories. As part of church services, there was a need to establish choirs – a group of singers accompanied by musicians. The locals who were converted in to Christianity were trained to sing and play western instruments such as organ and violin. The services of these trained singers and musicians were also utilised for the occasions such as weddings, community feasts and funerals. Over a period of time, with the regular exchange of people from other Portuguese territories such as Angola and Mozambique, these musicians learnt some more western instruments such as piano, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, clarinet etc.

The Portuguese did not do much to the education system. Nor did they provide employment opportunity to the locals. As against this, Goans found employment opportunity in British India especially at Mumbai, the nearest city for Goans. For those who had learnt music, Mumbai provided them opportunity to become musicians in the night clubs which were patronised by the higher strata of the societies.

During the World War II (1939-45), there were shortages of musicians in the night clubs as many foreign musicians especially from Germany and its allied countries either left India or they were arrested. The Goan musicians with their affinity to jazz music filled the vacancies. Also, the British and its allied troops which were stationed in major cities like Bombay, required night clubs as a source of entertainment.

During the late 30s and early 40s, many Goan musicians migrated mainly to Mumbai. Some of the well-known Goan musicians like Antony Gonsalves, Chic Chocolate, Sebastian D’Souza (came to Mumbai via Lahore), Frank Fernand, Chris Perry, Sonny Castelino, Lucilla Pacheco migrated to Mumbai. I guess that none of these musicians would have remotely thought of joining the Hindi film industry at the time of their migration. Generally, for musicians trained in western classical music, their intention will be to join a music band, earn a name and have their own music band.

Except Antony Gonsalves, all others mentioned above, had joined the dance bands as musicians. Those days, there was a craze for jazz music  and all these dance bands would mostly play jazz music in Taj Mahal Hotel, Green Hotel (run by Taj Mahal), Astoria Hotel, Ambassador Hotel, Ritz Hotel, Bristol Grill, Mocambo etc. During my way to college in Churchgate in early 1960s, I used to see displays outside some of these hotels and restaurants showing the names of the dance bands with prominent musicians schedule for the performance in the night. Perhaps, I may have read the names like Chic Chocolate, Frank Fernand and Chris Perry but without knowing at that time that they were associated with Hindi film music.

How some of these Goan musicians did get connected with Hindi film industry in the latter half of the 1940s is not clear. Probably, some of the music directors like Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Khemchand Prakash, Naushad either individually or collectively may have visited the night clubs to witness the performance of the dance bands. They would have been impressed by the harmonic presentation by musicians with foot tapping music. They saw the opportunity to use in Hindi film songs  by way of prelude and interlude orchestra which would appeal to the listeners.

But how to achieve the synergy of harmonic orchestra to the tune in melodic form in Hindi film songs? The uses of a large number of western musical instruments for orchestra which need to be played in harmony require a music composer (in Hindi film parlance, a music arranger) who can write music for each musician and for each instrument in the orchestra who may play the instruments in different notes. Goans with their training in Western classical music from their days in church choirs to dance bands were well versed to do the job of writing the music.

During the late 1940s, Goan musicians and music arrangers worked in Bombay film industry during the day time to supplement their income while the main source of their income continued to be from the dance bands. Sometime in early 1950s, the then Bombay State introduced prohibition and raised entertainment tax which affected the business of night clubs. Some of the Goan musicians had to become full time musicians and music arrangers in Bombay film industry while working with dance bands became a part time job.

Among the many Goan musicians, Antony Gonsalves, Frank Fernand, Sebastian D’Souza and Chic Chocolate have been the major music arrangers for the Hindi film music during 1950 to 1975. I guess, these four music arrangers may have been associated with about 90 per cent of the Hindi film songs during 1950-75.

All these four music arrangers have contributed so much to the Hindi film music that each one merits a full article. This will have to wait for some other time. In the meanwhile, I present below a brief sketch of the musical career of each one of them.

Antony Gonsalves (12/06/1927 – 18/01/2012) mostly worked as a free-lance music arranger due to the fact that he also played violin for almost all the top music directors. He started as a musician playing mainly violin with Naushad in 1943. He got his first assignment as music arranger with Shyam Sundar in Dholak (1951). His orchestration in Mausam Aaya Hai Rangeen is worth listening. He had also done orchestration for Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein  in ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) during which he also played violin. During his active filmy career between 1950-1965, he is said to have been associated in more than 1000 songs.

Antony Gonsalves taught violin to Pyarelal (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal) and RD Burman for 4 years. He had also become a keen follower of Hindustani classical music. In fact, in 1958, he had 110 musicians in his raag-based symphony orchestra playing his composition in various Indian raags blended with western music, a thing which is very common in the present generation. Unfortunately, his experiment did not click with the audience.  But his work was noticed at the international level.

Antony Gonsalves cut short his filmy career in 1965 and went to USA on an invitation from Syracuse University, New York. He remained in the USA for 10 years after which he returned to India and settled in his village Mojorda in Goa in seclusion during the rest of his life keeping away from the Hindi film industry.

An interesting trivia here – in the iconic song tuned by Laxmikant Pyaarelal – “My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves“, L-P have said that they used this name of their ‘teacher’, as a mark of honour for him.

Frank Fernand (03/05/1919 – 01/04/2007) worked as a music arranger mainly with Hemant Kumar, Ravi, Kalyanji Anandji though he also worked with other music directors. He migrated to Mumbai  in 1936 to join one of the dance bands. He got his first break as a music arranger in ‘Barsaat’ (1949) and also played trumpet and violin in some songs. During his career as musician/music arrangers, he is said to be associated with about 70 Hindi films. Frank Fernand’s work can be judged from Dil Deke Dekho Dil Deke Dekho, Baar Baar Dekho Hazaar Baar Dekho and Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu  among his other works.

Sometime in the 60s, Frank Fernando ventured in to producing Konkani films and thereafter a couple of Hindi films in the 1970s. While his Konkani films earned him money, his first Hindi film ‘Priya’ (1970) was a box office failure while the second film ‘Aahat’ (1974) could be released only in 2010 after his death. In 1985, Frank Fernand was afflicted with Parkinson’s disease which kept him in the confine of his house in Bandra.

Sebastian D’Souza (29/01/1906 – 09/03/1996) was a dance band leader in early 1940s in a hotel in Lahore. During his Lahore days, he is said to have worked for Shyam Sundar and Ghulam Haider. After partition, he came to Mumbai. His first film as music arranger was with OP Nayyar in ‘Aasman’ (1952). His association with Shanker-Jaikishan started with ‘Daagh’ (1952) which continued uninterrupted till 1975.  With his attachment with OP Nayyar, Shankar-Jaikishan and occasionally with Salil Chaudhary, his outside assignments as music arrangers were few.

One can notice the ingenuity of Sebastian D’Souza’s in music arrangements in that despite working with OP Nayyar and Shankar-Jaikishan for a long time, his orchestrations retained the individual  stamps of these music directors in their respective songs. That Sebastian D’Souza could work with a temperamental music director like OP Nayyar for a long time speaks volume about his talent and of his mild nature.

It is said that Sebastian D’Souza’s counter-melody in orchestration was so good that  Jaikishan used some of his counter-melodies as  tunes for the songs. I am sure that in ‘Madhumati’ (1958), Salil Choudhary must have been impressed by Sebastian’s counter-melody in Aaja Re Pardesi and used it as a mukhda tune for Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke. Sebastian’s great work can be felt in almost all songs of S-J and OPN. However, the one song which I am very fond of because of orchestration is Poochho Na Hamen Hum Un Ke Liye from ‘Mitti Mein Sona’ (1960). The piano in this song was played by a Goan musician, Sunny Castellino who was a music arranger for ‘Aawaara’ (1951).

During his filmy career, Sebsatian D’Souza arranged music for about 125 films with around 1000 songs. He retired from film industry in 1975.

Merlyn D’Souza, daughter-in-law of Sebastian D’Souza has been continuing his musical tradition. She works as a music producer, music arranger and sometime as music director – both in films and theatres. In the music industry, she is often referred to as ‘Female AR Rahman’ due to her work in fusion music.

Chic Chocolate (real name : Antonio Xavier Vaz, 1916-1967) came to Mumbai in in the late 30s to become a lead jazz trumpeter in a dance band. His idol was Louis Armstrong, the American jazz trumpeter. Interestingly, he even looked like Louis Armstrong. Soon he became one of the best trumpeters in Mumbai’s jazz music scene. By the end of the World War-II, Chic Chocolate had already formed his dance band named ‘Chic & His Music Makers and had become one of the leading dance bands in Mumbai.

It is not clear as to when he started working for Hindi films. His earliest connection to Hindi film industry as a music arranger points to the film ‘Samaadhi’ (1950) in which he collaborated with C Ramchandra, The song  Gore Gore O Baanke Chhore which has jazzy music, brought him to the attention of Hindi film industry. His music arrangements in all the songs of  ‘Albela’ (1951) was a high point of his career as music arranger. I think, in this film, Chic Chocolate poured all his experience in Jazz music in such an extent that the songs which became a new category of songs with Indo-Jazz music.

In  Deewaana, Ye Parwaana, one can see Chic Chocolate playing trumpet with the musicians from his dance band ‘Chic & His Music Makers’. Because of runaway success of ‘Albela’ (1951), his dance band became more famous. He also adopted for his dance band the uniform that was used for his band in this song.

He mostly worked with C Ramchandra in the 1950s though he had also worked with other music directors. Take for instance, his music arrangements in the song, Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De in ‘Bhai-Bhai’ (1956) and Rut Jawaan Jawaan  in ‘Aakhri Khat’ (1966) in which he is seen playing trumpet.

With ‘Naadaan’ (1951), Chic Chocolate donned the hat of music director for the first time. This was followed by ‘Rangeeli’ (1952) and ‘Kar Bhala’ (1956).

Chic Chocolate passed away in May 1967 shortly after the release of ‘Aakhri Khat’ (1966). His son Erwell Vaz is a drummer.

Hindi film music is the work of so many creative artists, musicians and music arrangers. I guess, in the 50s and 60s, music arrangers must have spent more man-hours for arranging music than the music directors for whom they worked. Unfortunately, in film and music industry, it is mainly the singers and music directors who get the credit. However, in the recent period, names of at least lead musicians and music arrangers are mentioned in the credit titles of many of the films as well as the covers of CDs.

Today, I present the 7th song (out of 8 songs, including two multiple version songs)  from the film ‘Naadaan’ (1951) for which Chic Chocolate got his first opportunity to set the tune to the songs in addition to the music arrangements. The song is ‘Saari Duniya Ko Peechhe Chhod Kar’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song was written by PL Santoshi.

The tune of the song has a distinct style of C Ramchandra who was credited as Music Supervisor. Surprisingly, none of the 8 songs in the film has jazz flavours. This is not to undermine the overall contributions of Chic Chocolate in the songs of the film. It is worth mentioning in this context that Chic Chocolate had composed many jazz songs for his dance band in the 40s. There are at least six 78 rpm gramophone records which bear the name of Chic Chocolate as the music composer.

The song under discussion appears to be a dream sequence going by the sets used in the picturisation of the song.

Acknowledgements:

  1. Naresh Fernandes – Taj Mahal Foxtrot – The Story of Bombay’s Jazz Age (2012)
  2. Gumnaam Hai Koi – The Untold Story of Music Arrangers and Musicians : Part-I & II – Rajya Sabha TV (2015)

 

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Saari Duniya Ko Peechhe Chhod Kar (Nadaan) (1951) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – Chic Choclate

Lyrics

saari duniya ko peechhe chhod  kar
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod  kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye..ae
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod  kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod  kar
 
chalo khelenge saajna aankh micholi
o o o
o o
o o
chalo khelenge saajna aankh micholi
bhar len sitaaron se hum apni jholi
bhar len sitaaron se hum apni jholi
chaand chhup chhup ke karta ishaare
kitne dilkash hain ye sab nazaare
hain ye sab nazaare
hum ek nai duniya mein aa gaye
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye..ae
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar
 
saare aalam pe chhaayi hai chaandni
kyon na gaayen hum ulfat ki raagini
aaa  aaa 
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
la la la la la
la la la la la
la la
saare aalam pe chhaayi hai chaandni
kyon na gaayen hum ulfat ki raagini
aaj harsoo hai
aaj harsoo hai mousam khushi kaa
luft aayega ab zindagi kaa
ab zindagi kaa
hum nazaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye..ae
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye..ae
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar 

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

सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये॰॰ए
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर

चलो खेलेंगे साजना आँख मिचौली
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
ओ ओ
चलो खेलेंगे साजना आँख मिचौली
भर लें सितारों से हम अपनी झोली
भर लें सितारों से हम अपनी झोली
चाँद छुप छुप के करता इशारे
कितने दिलकश हैं ये सब नज़ारे
हैं ये सब नज़ारे
हम एक नई दुनिया में आ गये
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये॰॰ए
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर

सारे आलम पे छाई है चाँदनी
क्यों न गायें हम उलफत की रागिनी
आss आss
आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ
ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ला
ला ला
सारे आलम पे छाई है चाँदनी
क्यों न गायें हम उलफत की रागिनी
आज हरसू है
आज हरसू है मौसम खुशी का
लुत्फ आएगा अब ज़िंदगी का
अब ज़िंदगी का
हम नज़ारों की दुनिया में आ गये
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये॰॰ए
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये॰॰ए
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर


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