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

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4456 Post No. : 15932

In this article, I am discussing a classical dancer for whom the dancing was her passion, be it in the films or on stages. Her face was familiar to me as I had watched some of her films long back. But at that time, I did not evince interest in knowing her name. It was only after I joined the Blog in 2011 that I came to know her identity through none other than our own Prakashchandra ji, the veteran of our Blog in identifying the lesser known film artists with a high success rate. The name of the dancer is Rani.

Even after knowing her name, I still did not evince keen interest in knowing Rani’s background and the filmography. Like many lesser known film artists who worked in a few films and then went into the oblivion, I thought that Rani was one among them. But when I watched many Hindi film songs while writing my last four articles on the Hindi film dancers. I was surprised to note that Rani had danced with well known Hindi film dancers like Helen, Kumkum, Ragini, Madhumati, Bela Bose etc apart from her solo dances. This gave me an impression that Rani may have worked in more Hindi films than what her filmography on the various on-line sources indicated. After collating the data of her films from various sources and watching her dances in the films in case of doubts, I have come to a tentative figure of 54 films in which Rani had danced.

I was not sure about getting much of Rani’s background profile. However, recently, Tabassum who had worked with Rani in about half a dozen films in the 1960s, has posted a video ‘Dancer Rani – A Life Full Of Struggles’ on her Channel ‘Tabassum Talkies’. After watching the video, I felt very sad for Rani as in her later years, she has struggled a lot for her basic necessity of life. The Almighty has not been kind to her as now she is handicapped. It is really a pathetic situation for a dancer who used to say that dancing on the stage was like a worship for her and dancing in the films was means of her sustenance;

The following information has been paraphrased based on ‘Tabassum Talkies’ on Rani.

Rani (real name: Munawwar Sultana) was born in July 27, 1942 in Kolkata to Mohammed Gafoor Khan and Noorjahan Begum. She was adopted by her father’s close friend, Mohshin Khan who had no children. Since Rani was interested in dancing, her adopted father put her for training in Kathak under the tutelage of Ram Narayan Mishra and Krishna Maharaj of Lucknow Gharana.

At the age of 13, Rani started her filmy career in Bangla films. In 1960, her adopted father brought her to Mumbai to make her the Hindi film heroine. Rani flatly refused to work in Hindi films as an actor – not even in supporting roles as she was very passionate about dancing. So, she started her Hindi film career as a dancer in ‘Nai Maa’ (1960). Thereafter she got regular dancing numbers in many Hindi films mainly during 1963-69. In the 1970s, Rani’s dancing career went in downward mode and by the end of 1970s, she was almost unemployed.

During her active period of Hindi film journey, whatever she had earned was passed on to her adopted father to look after a large number of relatives who depended on her earnings. But in this milieu, a thought never occurred to her that she needed to save money for later period in her life when her dancing career in the films would come to a close. Due to failure of her love affairs when she was in Kolkata, she had decided to remain unmarried.

With almost nothing left for her subsistence, she met her former dancer colleague and the choreographer, Gopikrishna who took her as his Assistant Choreographer at a salary sufficient to take care of her minimum requirements.

As they say, when chips are down, one gets to face more problems. One day, Rani suddenly felt that her legs have lost stamina and she can no longer dance. She started using a walking stick and with this, her days of dancing were over. But her old age woes were not yet over. While catching a bus, she lost balance and fell, badly injuring her legs. She was no longer able to walk even with a stick. Instead, she now requires a walker.

As Rani was handicapped and there was no one to look after her, she got herself admitted to a charitable old age home at the outskirt of Mumbai. Presently, she is 78 years old and is an inmate of an old age home.

Rani had a younger sister, Rashida Khatoon who was a qawwali singer. She got married to Yasuf Azad Qawwal.

As I mentioned earlier, I have listed around 55 films in which Rani had danced. Some of the major films she worked were ‘Maaya’ (1961), ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Mere Mehboob’ (1963), ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’ (1964), ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964), ‘Jaanwar’ (1965), ‘Dil Diya Dard Liya’ (1966), ‘Sangarsh’ (1968), ‘Sambandh’ (1969), ‘Heer Ranjha’ (1970), ‘Loafer’ (1972), ‘Pathar Aur Paayal’ (1974), ‘Ham Kisi Se Kam Nahi’ (1977) etc. Most of her other films were of B grade category in the genres of stunt, action and costumes.

Rani also worked as Assistant Choreographer to Gopikrishan in ‘Khubsoorat’ (1980), ‘Aanchal’ (1980) and ‘Kudarat’ (1981).

From our Blog, I could track down 20 songs of which 5 songs are yet to be tagged to Rani. In addition, at least 4 songs, the video clips of which are available are yet to be covered on the Blog. I am hopeful that some more songs would be found on video sharing platforms. However, there are some films of Rani which are not traceable. To that extent, her dance numbers in these films are as good as lost for the present.

I am presenting Rani’s dance song, ‘bairu bichuaa bada dukh de o ram’ from ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964). This is a classical raag-based song picturised on kathak trained dancers, Kumkum and Rani. Lata Mangeshkar sings for both the dancers. The song is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri which is set to music by Chitragupt. The end of the song is followed by a dance competition between the two dancers of about one-minute duration.

This is the 6th song (out of 8) of ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964) to appear on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Bairi bichhua bada dukh den ho raam (Ganga Ki Lehren)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

aaaa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa

main jo chaloon to uljha den ye bol ke
main jo chaloon to uljha den ye bol ke
aadhi dagar tak main to reh jaaun dol ke
paapi na samjhe jiya ki lagan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhu…aa

baandhoon chunar se ghoonghat ka khayaal ho
baandhu chunar se ghoonghat ka khayaal ho
zulfon se baandhoon to uthhna mohaal ho
chhote se mann ko badi uljhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa

raat chaloon to yoon loote sukh chainwaa
raat chaloon to yoon loote sukh chainwaa
din ko jo nikloon to uthhen sau sau nainwaa
raat na dekhe
dekhe na ye din
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho ram
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhu..aa


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

Blog Day :

4454 Post No. : 15921

In my last three articles, I have discussed Hindi film dancers, Mohana Cabral, Sheila Vaz and Minu Mumtaz. One common factor in all the three dancers was that they had active Hindi film careers of around 5-6 years after which they got married and quit Hindi films when they had not even attained 25 years of age. They took the responsibilities as house-wives and lived happily with more or less the same level of comfort and life style as they would have got had they continued their filmy careers. To this list of three Hindi film dancers, I am adding one more dancer who also quit Hindi films after her active years of Hindi film career during 1960-66. The name of the dancer is Jeevankala. She got married in 1969 when she was 25.

I got background information on Jeevankala from her two interviews – one in 1964 which was published in ‘Picture Post’ magazine and republished in ‘Cineplot’ on January 1, 2012. The other interview was of recent origin which was taken by Shishir Krishna Sharma in December 2018 and published in his Blog, ‘Beete Hue Din’ on March 31, 2020. Based on these two interviews, the main highlights of the profile of Jeevankala and her journey with Hindi film industry are given below:

Jeevankala (also written as Jeevan Kala) was born on June 29, 1944 at Pune to Dattatreya and Gangubai who were actors in silent films and later in Marathi films when sound films started in 1931. However, after Jeevankala was born, the parents gave up their film career. Incidentally, the name, ‘Jeevankala’ was suggested by her neighbour, Lata Mangeshkar. Jeevankala did her primary schooling in Pune. Simultaneously, knowing his daughter’s interest in dances, the father put her under the tutelage of Babsaheb Gokhale for Kathak dance and Professor Gaekwad for Bharatnatayam dance for a period of 7 years. Later, she learnt all other formats of dances by herself.

In 1957, Jeevankala’s family shifted to Mumbai as she got a job of assiatant dance teacher in Bharatiya Vidhya Bhawan and taught Kathak dance to students. She was also participating in Lata Mangeshkar’s musical shows in Mumbai in which she used to give her dance recitals. She also attended the night school and completed her Matric in 1960.

In one of Jeevankala’s dance recitals, producer-director K Amarnath saw her skill in dancing and offered her a role of a dancer in his film, ’Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959) in which she had two dance songs. However, she also said that ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959) was her debut film in which a song “Akhiyaan Bhool Gayi Hain Sona” was picturised on her. [As per her filmography, she had already acted in 8 films during 1956-58. I will come to it later].

After she was noticed in her dance skills in ‘Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959) and ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959), Jeevankala started getting many films offers. Starting as a dancer, over a period of time, she started getting character actor’s roles and also romantic roles pairing with comedians. She also got the role of a vamp in ‘Mr. X in Bombay’ (1964) and ‘Saraswatichandra’ (1968).

In 1969, Jeevankala got married to Ram Kelkar, the story, screen-play and dialogue writer in Marathi films. It was a marriage arranged by Sulochana Latkar who was like ‘God Mother’ to her after the death of her mother in 1965. After marriage, Jeevankala quit the film industry. Her husband, Ram Kelkar became a successful story, screen-play and dialogue writers for Hindi films like ‘Beimaan’ (1972), ‘Aap Ki Kasam’ (1974), ‘Sanyaasi’ (1975), Kaalicharan’ (1976), ‘Asha’ (1980), ‘Hero’ (1983), ‘Ram Lakhan’ (1989), ‘Khalnaayak’ (1993) etc.

On the basis of Jeevankala’s filmography checked from the various sources, I have been able to list 110 Hindi films in which she worked during 1956 to 1968. A few films of her were released late up to 1974. Her active years of film career was during 1960-1966, appearing in 70 films. In the 1964 interview, Jeevankala gave the impression of ‘Kal Hamara Hai’ (1959) as her first Hindi film and in the 2018 interview, she mentioned ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959) as her debut film. It is interesting to note that in ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959), Jeevankala has not been accredited in the credit titles of the film. But she appears in one song of the film.

A further interesting observation about Jeevankala’s filmography is that before 1959, she had worked in as many as 8 films which include ‘Alam Ara’ (1956), ‘Paristaan’ (1957), ‘Khota Paisa’ (1958) and ‘Detective’ (1958). In ‘Khota Paisa’ (1958), a dance song “O Jaan e Jaan Muddat Ke Baad” has been picturised on her.

Jeevankala, who started with big banners film producing companies like Prakash Pictures’ ‘Goonj Uthi Shahnai’ (1959) and K Amarnath Productions’ ‘Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959), drifted into ‘B’ grade movies in the genres of fantasy, action, costume drama, thriller etc. In such films, heroes would be like Sheikh Mukhtar, Ranjan, Daljeet, Dara Singh and heroines would be like Chitra, Vijaya Chowdhary, Parveen Chowdhary, Nishi etc. Of course, she also continued to be associated with big banner films like ‘China Town’ (1962), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965), ‘Khandaan’ (1965), ‘Himalaya Ki God Mein’ (1965), ‘Saawan Ki Ghata’ (1966), ‘Saraswatichandra’ (1968) etc.

Jeevankala has also worked in some Marathi films. In ‘Putra Whava Aisa’ (1961), she was in lead role opposite Vivek in which an immortal song,  जिथे सागरा धरणी मिळते beautifully rendered by Suman Kalyanpur was picturised on Jeevankala. A laavani  song, रेशमाच्या रेघांनी, लाल काळया धाग्यांनी from ‘Marathi Tituka Melwava’ (1964) was also picturised on Jeevankala as a laavani dancer.

In the interview of December 2018, Jeevankala has claimed that about 70 songs have been picturised on her. Our Blog has covered 38 songs picturised on her and 17 songs, the video clips of which are available on video sharing platforms are yet to be covered on the Blog. Thus, the total songs picturised on Jeevankala works out to 55. In addition, there could be a few more of her songs for which video clips are not available as some of her films are not traceable as of now.

During the listing of songs picturised on Jeevankala, I came across an obscure  film ‘Panch Ratan’ (1965) (In the credit titles it is written as ‘पंच-रतन’ in Hindi) which was directed by Kamran. The star cast consisted of Randhawa, Parveen Chowdhary, Kamran, Kamal Mehra, Amarnath, Shyam Kumar, Randhir, Sadhana Khote, Jeevankala, Laxmi Chhaya, Meenaxi, Aruna etc. The full film is available for viewing in HD quality and it belongs to the ‘Action-Costume Drama’ genre. Probably, this film was meant for those audience who used to enjoy wrestling bouts between Dara Singh, King Kong and others in the 60s at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Worli in Mumbai. In addition, there are sword fights in the film for such audience.

The film has 5 songs written by 2 lyricists – Anjaan (4) and Upendra (1). I am presenting the song, “Kya Ho. . . Kahin Miley Do Nigaahen” from ‘Panch Ratan’ (1965). The song is rendered by Suman Kalyanpur and Kamal Barot and is picturised on Laxmi Chhaya and Jeevankala, respectively. In the audience, Parveen Chowdhary,  Randhawa, Kamal Mehra, Meenaxi and Shyam Kumar can be seen among others.

The song is written by Anjaan which is set to music by Sardar Malik.

Song – Kya Ho. . Haaye Kya Ho (Panch Ratan) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Sardar Malik
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

kya ho
haaye kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen
phir kya ho
arre kya ho
haaye kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaaye phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho
 
jab jawaan hasraton ka
jaam ho chhalka chhalka
dagmagaate ho armaan
ho nasha halka halka
aise mein
jab koi
dekh le
pyaar se

phir kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen phir kya ho
arre kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaayen phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho
 
ho sama aashiqaana
dil mein bhi bachpana ho
aisi naazuk ghadi mein
unse jo saamna ho
dil dagaa
de hamen

dhadkane
jaayen tham

phir kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen
phir kya ho
haay kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaayen phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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क्या हो
हाय क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें
फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
हाय क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो

जब जवां हसरतों का
जाम हो छलका छलका
डमगाते हों अरमां
हो नशा हल्का हल्का
ऐसे में
जब कोई
देख ले
प्यार से
फिर क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो

हो समा आशिक़ाना
दिल में भी बचपना हो
ऐसी नाज़ुक घड़ी में
उनसे जो सामना हो
दिल दगा
दे हमें
धड़कनें
जाएँ थम
फिर क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4367

Hullo Atuldom

This is a post to wish Suyash Pandey on his 58th birthday (DoB 25 September 1962). His mother was a physician and a personal dietitian to Rekha in the ’80s. His father was in the team of surgeons who performed the first ever heart transplant in India at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital in the 70s. Suyash Pandey’s daughter is also in movies and she made her debut in 2019.

I am talking of the smart, tall and lively actor who is popular as Chunky Pandey (his daughter is Ananya Pandey). He made his debut in 1987 in the Shibu Mitra directed multi-starrer “Aag Hi Aag” playing Moushumi Chatterjee and Dharmendra’s son. That movie was produced by Pahlaj Nihalani. Neelam Kothari was his love-interest in that movie. Chunky’s “Paap Ki Duniya” (1988) was his second with producer Nihalani and director Shibu Mitra. This was also a multi-starrer. It also had Neelam as the female lead. Only difference was, here Neelam was in love with Sunny Deol’s character.

I remember seeing the movie at the time of its release, of course with my all-time moving-seeing companion ‘my dad’. After sitting through the movie, which he enjoyed thoroughly, he said that the story is same as Raj Kapoor’s “Awaara”. That is, the son of an honest cop (Pran) is kidnapped by a notorious criminal (Danny), and is brought up to be a professional thief and criminal (Sunny Deol). The movie has enough twists and turns because of which the criminal’s son (Chunky) is brought up by the cop and he becomes a cop, hot on the heels of the criminals Danny and Sunny. And then everyone finds out their blood-relatives and we have a happy ‘the end’ and Inspector Vijay (Chunky) is happy to see Ashok alias Suraj (Sunny) marrying Aarthi (Neelam).

Chunky is one actor who was mostly seen in multi-starrers and was nominated for the best supporting actor award for his role in “Tezaab”, where he played Anil Kapoor’s friend Baban, who helps Anil (Munna) find Mohini (Madhuri) when Lotiya Pathan (Kiran Kumar) kidnaps her.
But IMHO he was best, playing comic characters – his “Aankhen” with Govinda is the best case to prove my point. Of course, his career took a slight beating when the Khan’s appeared on the Bollywood firmament but he has managed to find a footing in movies of the new millennium and is seen doing varied characters which are not necessarily comedy or romantic and also not the typical character actor type roles.
He was a decent dancer and today’s song is proof of that. It is from “Paap Ki Duniya” which is written by Anjaan and Bappi Lahiri is the music director. S. Janaki and Kishore Kumar are the playback. The song was decently popular in those days when the movie released and is based on some Marathi folk song. I also feel that there may be a Marathi original to this song.

As I was seeing the video (after years) a few things struck me:-
(1) the Marathi saris that Neelam wears are the same colors as the dresses preceding them.
(2) Bappi Lahiri had a field day composing the interlude music which has both western and folk beats.
(3) The choreographer must have enjoyed composing the dance as both the artists were decent dancers. By the way, this song was Inspector Vijay’s fantasy.
A very Happy Birthday to Chunky who has a knack of cracking up at jokes of which he is often the target.


Song-Mera dil tota ban jaaye kaisa mithhu mithhu bole haaye(Paap Ki Duniya)(1988) Singers-Kishore Kumar, S Janaki, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

(BIRD SOUNDS)
main tera tota
tu meri maina
main tera tota
tu meri maina
maane na kyun kehna
phoolon ke jaisi teri jawaani
phoolon ke jaisi teri jawaani
jaane kya jaadu chalaaye
mera dil tota ban jaaye
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
mera dil tota ban jaaye
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
na tu hai tota
na main hoon maina,
maanoongi na kehna
na tu hai tota
na main hoon maina
maanoongi na kehna
jaanoon main jaanoon baatein banaake
jaanoon main jaanoon baatein banaake,
tu kaisa chakkar chalaaye
kyun dil tota ban jaaye
kaahe mithu mithu bole haaye
kyun dil tota ban jaaye
kaahe mithu mithu bole haaye

raahon mein
kyun roke
mujhko subah’o shaam
khulke tu
bol kabhi
mujhse tujhe kya hai kaam

mujhko toh
hai tujhse
bas itna sa kaam
lih de haan
likhde tu
saari umar mere naam
mera dil tota ban jaaye
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
mera dil tota ban jaaye
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
main tera tota
tu meri maina
maane na kyun kehna
phoolon ke jaisi teri jawaani
phoolon ke jaisi teri jawaani,
jaane kya jaadu chalaaye
mera dil tota ban jaaye,
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
kyun dil tota ban jaaye,
kaahe mithu mithu bole haaye haaye

garmi ho
sardi ho
ya barse barsaat
barson se
main tera
peechha karoon din raat
tu aaye
jab aaye
keh jaaye woh baat
woh teri
baat mujhe
sone na de saari raat

mera dil tota ban jaaye,
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
o mera dil tota ban jaaye,
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
main tera tota
tu meri maina
maane na kyun kehna
phoolon ke jaisi teri jawaani
phoolon ke jaisi teri jawaani
jaane kya jaadu chalaaye
mera dil tota ban jaaye
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
kyun dil tota ban jaaye,
kaahe mithu mithu bole haaye

main teri
dil tera
dil leke raaja
chal mil ke
ud jaaye
ham aasmaano ke paar

meri jaan
badhke tu
thhaam le mera haath
pyaar ke woh
pankh mile
ud jaaoon main tere saath
mera dil tota ban jaaye
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
mera dil tota ban jaaye,
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
tu mera tota
main tere maina,
maanoongi main kehna
jab pyar aisa
haan tere jaisa
woh pyaar aisa
haan teri jaisa
dil ko kabhi chhoo jaaye
mera dil tota ban jaaye,
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye

mera dil tota ban jaaye,
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye
mera dil tota ban jaaye,
kaisa mithu mithu bole haye
mera dil tota ban jaaye,
kaisa mithu mithu bole haaye


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

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Missing Films of 1960s – 116
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Ah, wonderful. Revisiting an old friend after a very long gap. Feels good.

This series was initiated on 30th Sep, 2015, almost 5 years ago to the day. The series continued with a certain regularity almost for four years, till 1st July, 2019. That day, I had posted a rarest of the rare finds – “Taaron Bhari Raat Hai” – a song from the film ‘Hawa Mahal’ (1962), a film which is very much available in video, but sadly all its songs have been axed from the VCD release. I had written in that post, that I had even gone beyond the VCD version and searched out the VHS cassette of the film, and even that had no songs. But fortunately, searching thru film, I accidentally chanced to catch half a song that appeared at the end of the film. Probably, when the editors were making the cuts, for whatever reasons (which we do not know at this point), they had missed out the closing shots of the film, whereat one song is repeated partially as is the tradition followed in many Hindi films we know.

That was the 112th episode of this series. And I believed at that time that I had exhausted all the available films of 1960s that I could gather from all the sources I could take help from. But I was so wrong in my belief at that time. And man, am I glad that I was so wrong. Actually, as soon as that post appeared, I got a few messages from friends on the blog and off it, that hey, this here is another film available, so please check it out. I did, and found a few more films and songs available, that have helped to keep this series alive and continuing.

The frequency has reduced significantly, but surely, we have now added three more films to the series. We keep chugging along, and hopefully will continue to reduce the number of films which sit on the list of pending films from 1960s. I bring on board one more film from 1960s, that had been unavailable for quite sometime. And to let you know, there still are two more films that have been identified and I will be posting them appropriately.

The intent of the series continues today with a song from the 1965 film ‘Panch Ratan’. This obscure film had remained so for quite many years. Even the Geet Kosh did not carry the complete information about this film. The list of songs is there, but the songs themselves remained elusive for long. It appears that the songs of this film were not released on gramophone records, and so the audio version of the songs of this film remains out of reach even today. However, the video of this film has been available online for almost 10 years now, indicating that it was a major miss on my part as I started searching five years or so ago, for missing films of 1960s.

Anyway. The film is available, as are its songs. Here is the first song of this film, as it makes it debut on our blog here today. The film is produced under the banner of Broadway Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Kamran. The film is a costume drama, with a theme that has been oft repeated in Hindi cinema and also the world cinema. The theme is the variation of the storyline in which a group of well meaning friends come together in a pact of solidarity, to overthrow a local regime of a tyrannical bad-man. Films on this theme are plenty across the world – ‘Seven Samurai’, and ‘The Magnificent Seven’ immediately come to mind, as do films like ‘Khotey Sikkey’ etc. I am sure readers will be able to add more films as examples.

The cast of the film is listed as Randhawa, Parveen Chaudhary, Kamran, Shaam Kumar, Kamal Mehra, Habeeb, Amarnath, Randhir, Meenakshi, Sadhana Khote, Fazal, Moolchand, Sabir, Anjum, Madhumati, Jeevankala, Aruna, Lakshmichaya, Saudagar Singh, Joginder Singh, Vasant Singh, and Sony Alexander etc.

The film has five songs, all in video. None of these songs have appeared any gramophone records. Four of the songs are written by Anjaan and one song is credited to Upendra. Today’s song is by Anjaan. Music for this film is composed by Sardar Malik. Today, I present the first song of this film here. This is a raj-darbaar dance song – a dance performed in a royal court setting. The singing voice is that of Suman Kalyanpur. On screen, the song has been performed by actress Aruna. The identification of the dancer has been made by our dear Prakash ji. Also, in this video clip, we can see Parveen Chaudhry, Randhir, and Kamran, seated on the raised dias watching this performance. In between, the scene cuts to a dungeon where we see Randhawa and Shaam Kumar as prisoners being tortured by the king’s soldiers. We also see three other soldiers enter the dungeon, one of whom is actually a lady dressed as a male soldier. Apparently, these three are friends of Randhawa who have come to rescue him. Their identity gets revealed as the helmet of lady gets disturbed and her long hair fall down. A melee ensues in which Randhawa and Shaam Kumar are freed and the chief of the torture chamber is put in chains. All this while the dance and the song continues in the royal court. There is help required to identify all the players in this clip, and I request Prakash ji and other knowledgeable readers and friends to please help to identify more actors.

With this song, ‘Panch Ratan’ makes its debut here on the blog. And it also bring up the 116th episode of this series. I must admit that the gap in the episodes has been quite a bit, and even this post has been prompted by the fact that another post, by Sadanand ji, is now waiting to be posted, and it uses another song of this film. When Atul ji and I received the post from Sadanand ji, I was prompted into quick action to ensure that the debut song of this film is first brought on board as part of this series and then the post by Sadanand ji gets published. I must thank him for being patient to wait for me to post this debut song. His post should be coming on within a day.

Another very interesting observation here. In the flurry of Ten Year Challenge posts, we seem to have backed away from posting debut songs. The last debut song posted here was on 5th Sept, nineteen days ago. And 46 posts ago. Meaning that in the past nineteen days, 46 songs have been posted and not a single one is from a debut film. We need to research whether this is a record. I am not sure, but seems quite like it.

I will sign off now and let you take a view and listen to this wonderful fast paced melody which is quite attractive in the first hear itself. The dance movements and expressions presented by Aruna are very impressive. A song that surely is worth watching as well as hearing.

 

Song – Saaqiya. . Uff Teri. . Ye Ada  (Panch Ratan) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Sardar Malik

Lyrics 

saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

duniiya ko deta hai paimaane bhar ke
hum to hain pyaase teri nazar ke
duniiya ko deta hai paimaane bhar ke
hum to hain pyaase teri nazar ke
hum ko teri
mehfil bhala
kya vaasta
kya vaasta
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

wo mai buri hai jo hosh uda de
aisi pila de jo hosh mein laa de
wo mai buri hai jo hosh uda de
aisi pila de jo hosh mein laa de
behke huye
sambhlen zara
aisi pila
aisi pila
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
बिन पिये
क्या हुआ
ये नशा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा

दुनिया को देता है पैमाने भर के
हम तो हैं प्यासे तेरी नज़र के
दुनिया को देता है पैमाने भर के
हम तो हैं प्यासे तेरी नज़र के
हमको तेरी
महफिल भला
क्या वास्ता
क्या वास्ता
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
बिन पिये
क्या हुआ
ये नशा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा

वो मय बुरी है होश उड़ा दे
ऐसी पीला दे जो होश में ला दे
वो मय बुरी है होश उड़ा दे
ऐसी पीला दे जो होश में ला दे
बहके हुये
संभलें ज़रा
ऐसी पिला
ऐसी पिला
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
बिन पिये
क्या हुआ
ये नशा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा


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

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4448 Post No. : 15902

Dancing has been an integral part of Indian cinema even during the era of silent films. In most of the silent films, dancing was mostly confined to courtesans which the society saw it in a negative way. It was only after sound films came in 1931, the film makers started looking for actors who could also sing and dance. So, multi-tasking was the buzz word for the main actors during the early period of sound films. Some actors like Mumtaz Ali, Sunita Devi, Shahzaadi etc were known for their dancing skills though they also acted in supporting roles. Even some lead actors like Molina Devi of New Theatres (remember her dance in ‘Kaarwaan-e-Hayat’, 1935), Radha Rani of Bombay, Mumtaz Shanti and even Leela Chitnis in the film ‘Kanchan’ (1941) were required to dance as part of their roles. By the start of 1940, Sadhana Bose from Bengal joined Hindi films as a classical dancer in the lead/supporting roles.

A few trained dancers like Sitara Devi and Auzurie joined the Hindi film industry by the middle of 1930s. While Sitara Devi was trained both in Hindustani classical and western dances, Auzurie was trained in folk and western dances. Unfortunately, many of their films of 1930s with dances are not available for viewing. While Sitara Devi graduated to heroine and side heroine’s roles in the 1940s, Auzurie continued to work in the films mainly as a dancer.

The success of Sitara Devi and Auzurie in Hindi films seems to have prompted the film makers to have dance song numbers in most of the Hindi films in mid-40s onward. This gave the more scope for trained dancers to join Hindi films. One of the prominent dancers to join Hindi films was Cuckoo in mid-40s. She set a trend in Hindi films by her dance numbers to have at least one dance sequence in most of the Hindi films in the second half of the 1940s and thereafter. The important of her dance numbers in Hindi films can be gauged by the fact that during 1944-50, she danced in as many as 74 films.

With Cuckoo’s popularity as a dancer, some more prominent dancers joined Hindi films like Kumkum in 1947, Mohana Cabral in 1948, Roopmala in 1949, Sheila Vaz, Helen and Padmini, all in 1951. By the middle of 1950s, Hindi film makers had a good number of dancers to choose. One of the dancers who joined Hindi films in the second half of 1950s was Minu Mumtaz. Based on the book, ‘Mehmood – A Man of Many Moods’ (2005) by Hanif Zaveri and ‘The Incredibly Beautiful Minoo Mumtaz’ in YouTube Channel, ‘Tabassum Talkies’, I have attempted a short write-up covering the life story of Minu Mumtaz below:

Minu Mumtaz (real name: Malikunnisa Ali) was born on April 26, 1942 in Mumbai. She was one of the eight siblings of Mumtaz Ali, the popular dancer, singer and supporting actor of the Bombay Talkies in the 1930s and 40s. Mehmood, the comedian was her elder brother and the actor Anwar Ali was her youngest brother.

The family which was enjoying from the money and fame of Mumtaz Ali in the 40s, drifted to poverty due to his excessive drinking. He lost all money, houses, cars and even household items just to satisfy his addiction to drinking. With this, the responsibility of looking after a large family fell on Mehmood, being the eldest son. But he was not getting enough money from his odd jobs to look after a large family. It was Minu Mumtaz who thought of working in the films. She had learnt dance from her father and used to perform dances in her father’s dance troupe, ‘Mumtaz Ali Nites’. But her mother was against any one working in the films as she felt that it was the films which made her husband, Mumtaz Ali the victim of drinking habit.

But the financial condition in the family had become extremely precarious. A time came when it was difficult to manage even two-time meals. One day Minu Mumtaz along with her elder sister, Khairunnisa met Nanubhai Vakil for work in his film who was directing ‘Sakhi Hatim’ (1955. When he came to know that she was the daughter of Mumtaz Ali, he gave her a small role in the film. This was the beginning of her filmy career. She got more films with her dance numbers. With her song in ‘CID’ (1956), she got recognition as a good dancer. Thereafter, there was no looking back for Minu Mumtaz as she got many films, enhancing her status from a dancer to character actors, side roles with the heroines and in a few films even as a heroine.

During the shooting of her film ‘Bandhan’ (1956), Meena Kumari, who had become the sister-in-law of Mehmood, having married her younger sister, Madhu in 1952, gave Malikannisa the screen name ‘Meenu’ to rhyme with Meena. Because of the efforts of Minu Mumtaz, the family got to live in a comfortable position. Mehmood used to say that Minu Mumtaz is not her younger sister but she is like an elder brother to him. Of course, after his box office hit film, ‘Chhoti Bahen’ (1959), Mehmood’s luck also turned for the better in his filmy career to become a star comedian and later the producer and the director.

Minu Mumtaz married S. A. Akbar in 1963 who had directed Mehmood’s ‘Chhote Nawab’ (1961). The family first shifted to Kuwait and thereafter moved to Canada where she resides now.

I have gone through Minu Mumtaz’s filmography as well as songs picturised on her which throws some interesting information. During her active years of filmy career, Minu Mumtaz worked in around 75+ films. Almost equal numbers of songs have been picturised on her. In some films, she had more than one song to her credit. She was in the lead roles in ‘Black Cat’ (1959) and ‘Ghar Ghar Ki Baat’ (1959).

Johny Walker was like a member of the entire Mumtaz Ali family and he was consulted on important family matters. The marriage of Mehmood with Madhu was decided fixed in Johny Walker’s house. I feel that Johny Walker has been instrumental in pushing up her filmy career at least in the initial stages. This is borne out by the fact that Minu Mumtaz worked with Johny Walker in as many as 23 films of which in most of these films, she paired with him. Her brother, Mehmood had worked with her in 14 films of which 9 films pertain to the years when Mehmood had not firmly established in Hindi film industry.

As I said earlier, around 75 songs have been picturised on Minu Mumtaz. Our Blog has covered as many as 69 songs. I have given below links of a few of her popular songs for ready reference:

main hoon Johny badaa toofaani – ‘Maai Baap’ (1957)

boojh mera kya naam re – ‘C.I.D.’ (1956)

aji chale aao aji chale aao – ‘Halaaku’ (1956)

meri jaan meri jaan pyaar kisi se – ‘Yahudi’ (1958)

sitaare raah takte hain – ‘Black Cat’ (1959)

jaanu jaanu re chhupke kaun aaya – ‘Insaan Jaag Utha’ (1959)

saaqiyaa aaj mujhe neend nahin aayegi – ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam’ (1962)

thodi der ke liye mere ho jaao – ‘Akeli Mat Jaiyyo’ (1963)

On the basis of the listing of Minu Mumtaz songs on the Blog as well as the video clips of her songs available on the video sharing platforms, I have been able to identify six songs picturised on Minu Mumtaz for which video clips are available and are yet to be covered in the Blog. I present one of those six songs from the film ‘Jagga Daaku’ (1959). The song is ‘teri kasam tujhko sanam pyaar kiya re’ sung by Geeta Dutt. Obviously, the song is picurised as a dance by Minu Mumtaz. Jairaj is present in the entire duration of the song. The song is written by B D Mishra which is set to music by S N Tripathi.

Unfortunately, the picture as well as audio qualities of the song on video clip are not good. At two places, there are breaks in the song. So, I have based the lyrics on the audio clip which has a better-quality audio.

As happened with me when I heard the song, I am sure that most of the senior visitors to the Blog would recall that they had heard this song long back but did not relate to the film.

This is the second song to appear in the Blog out of 6 songs in ‘Jagga Daaku’ (1959).

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:


Song-Teri kasam tujhko sanam pyaar kiya re (Jagga Daaku)(1959) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

teri kasam
teri kasam tujhko sanam pyaar kiya re
teri mohabbat ne bekraar kiya re
bekraar kiya re
haay
teri kasam

tu jo muskuraaya
tu jo muskuraaya
halka sa nasha chhaaya
madhosh hoke maine tujh pe apna dil lutaaya
tu jo muskuraaya
halka sa nasha chhaaya
madhosh hoke maine tujh pe apna dil lutaaya
tujh pe apna dil lutaaya
haay
teri kasam
teri kasam tujhko sanam pyaar kiya re
teri mohabbat ne bekaraar kiya re
bekaraar kiya re
haay
teri kasam

pyaar pehla pehla
pyaar pehla pehla
ikraar pehla pehla
ye pehli pehli haar ka izhaar pehla pehla
pyaar pehla pehla
ikraar pehla pehla
ye pehli pehli haar ka
izhaar pehla pehla
izhaar pehla pehla
haay
teri kasam
teri kasam tujhko sanam pyaar kiya re
teri mohabbat ne bekaraar kiya re
bekaraar kiya re
haay
teri kasam

naaz mera tu hai
naaz mera tu hai
andaaz mera tu hai
tu raaz zindagi hai
mere dil ki aarzoo hai
naaz mera tu hai
andaaz mera tu hai
tu raaz zindagi hai
mere dil ki aarzoo hai
mere dil ki aarzoo hai
haay
teri kasam
teri kasam tujhko sanam pyaar kiya re
teri mohabbat ne bekaraar kiya re
bekaraar kiya re
haay
teri kasam


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

Blog Day :

4445 Post No. : 15895

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This Week, That Year – 3
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13Sep – 19Sep, 2010
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Blog ten year challenge (2010-2020)- Song Number 81
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OK, so finally ‘Anmol Ghadi’ got yippeee’d this week, on the very first day of the week. And Atul ji, still waiting for you to clear the mystery behind this yippeee.

Once again, a very prolific week, the pace of post updates continues in full swing. Except that one day this week, we scored only a single. But for the rest of the week, it was all sixes with one extra run from an overthrow.

The blog scored 38 posts this week. Of these 38, we had only one guest post for the week – by Santosh Ojha ji. A total of 36 films made their appearance, with two films scoring two appearances each. We had 1 film that reached yippeee status. A whopping 15 films made their debut this week. That is close to almost half the films that got featured that week.  Since that week was done with, of the 36 films featured, 26 films have been formally and fully yippeee’d. Ten of them are still awaiting their numbers to be fully showcased. Given below is the detailed chart for the week. You will notice a new column and new notations today. I will explain them later in this write up.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2010-2020) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible LFe Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
13-Sep-10
1 Anmol Ghadi 1946 12 12 Y Yippeee’d
2 Ghoonghat 1960 10 6 Pending 4
3 Aashiq 1962 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Around The World 1967 9 9 D Yippeee’d
5 Night In London 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Kismat 1968 5 5 Yippeee’d
14-Sep-10
1 Sagaai 1951 9 9 D Yippeee’d
15-Sep-10
1 Daastaan 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Lakeerein 1954 11 5 D Pending 6
3 Shama Parwaana 1954 11 11 Yippeee’d
4 Sarhad 1960 7 6 D Pending 1
5 Zabak 1961 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Kal Aaj Aur Kal 1971 6 3 D Pending 3
7 Kaala Patthar 1979 6 6 D Yippeee’d
16-Sep-10
1 Daastaan 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Mukhda 1951 11 9 2 D Yc ? 2 LFe
3 Begunaah 1957 6 6 D Yippeee’d
4 Jaal 1967 6 6 Yippeee’d
5 Patthar Ke Sanam 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Khushboo 1975 4 4 Yippeee’d
17-Sep-10
1 Vidyapati 1937 13 13 Yippeee’d
2 Meena Baazaar 1950 12 12 D Yippeee’d
3 Darwaaza 1954 8 5 D Pending 3
4 Maai Baap 1957 6 6 D Yippeee’d
5 Zindagi Ya Toofaan 1958 10 9 Pending 1
6 Andaaz 1971 6 6 D Yippeee’d
18-Sep-10
1 Paraayi Aag 1948 8 8 D Yippeee’d
2 Poonam 1952 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Maai Baap 1957 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Hercules 1964 6 1 D Pending 5
5 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya 1966 10 10 Yippeee’d
6 Ummeed 1971 7 7 D Yippeee’d
19-Sep-10
1 Shabnam 1949 10 10 Yippeee’d
2 Aan 1952 11 11 Yippeee’d
3 Milaap 1955 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Chaand Mere Aaja 1960 7 6.5 Pending 1
5 Sahib Bibi aur Ghulaam 1962 8 7 1 Yc ? 1 LFe
6 Sharaarat 1972 6 7 Yippeee’d

You may notice that I used the phrase ‘formally and fully’ to qualify the yippeee status of the films. The reason I used this phrase is the following. As we are making progress towards our ideal of bringing on board all the Hindi film songs, we do find ourselves against certain difficult limitations. These have to do with – one, non availability of certain songs, and two, erroneous or missing information about some films and songs. I will highlight these situations as we progressively face them. For this week, here are the difficult situations that I came across.

The first one is the film ‘Mukhdaa’ from 1951. This film debuted on our blog on 16th Sep ten years back. The film has 11 songs, as per the Geet Kosh listings. We have located and posted 9 of them over the past decade. The remaining two are practically untraceable. Firstly, of the 11 songs listed, one was never put on a gramophone record, as the producers planned for and contracted with HMV for only 5 discs, which means 10 songs in all. The song at serial no. 6 – “Dekho Jee Pehli Baar, Kiya Hai Tumse Pyaar” was never released on a gramophone record. Then comes a footnote in the Geet Kosh which states that one record, N36900 was ordered, but then cancelled later on. It never got published, although the songs were recorded. This record was supposed to carry the two songs at serial no. 3 – “Mehlon Ke Rehne Waale Mehlon Mein Hans Rahe Hain” and serial no. 7 – “Poochhiye Na Haal Jee, Palle Nahin Maal Jee”. So that would mean that we should have 3 missing songs and not 2.

But wait, here is one more interesting twist in the story. It seems that after cancelling the publication of the record N36900, the producers went ahead and commissioned one more record, with number N50008. Looking at the huge gap in the series number of the records, it is clear that the latter record (N50008) was ordered much later than 1951. Strangely, this newly ordered record now carried the song at serial no. 7 – “Poochhiye Na Haal. . .” and the song at serial no. 10 – “Jaa Teri Meri, Meri Teri”. This latter song at serial no. 10 was already published and is available as one side of the record with number N36870, the flip side of which carries the song at serial no. 5 – “Neele Se Dupatte Pe Hain Peeli Peeli Dhaariyaan”. The net outcome of these, what I shall call – confusing decisions – is that the song at serial no. 10 – “Jaa Teri Meri. . .” is now available on two distinct published gramophone records for this film. And the song at serial no. 3 – “Mehlon Ke Rehne Waale. . .” has got lost, probably forever. The saving grace is that the song at serial no. 7 – “Poochhiye Na Haal Jee. . .” is now available. It might also have been lost forever, but for this confusing set of decisions, which saved this song for posterity. And so the songs at serial no. 6 (this one not planned at all for release on gramophone record) and the song at serial no. 3 (unpublished due to cancellation of one gramophone record), are likely never going to surface. They may still be existing on some original spool tapes from the original recordings, and/or they may be on the soundtrack of the film. However, since both these items are not yet available in public domain, and with very little likelhood that they will make an appearance in the future, we could label them as LFe (Lost Forever). That does leave us two songs short of ever declaring this film as yippeee’d.

Coming to the second similar instance, also from this week. The film is ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’ from 1962. It had made its debut on our blog on 23rd Dec, 2008. The seventh song of this film was posted on 24th Sep, 2011. Geet Kosh lists 8 songs for this film. The missing song is the one at serial no. 5 – “Sahil Ki Taraf Kashti Le Chal, Toofaan Ke Thapede Sehna Kya”. As per the listing, this song was recorded in the voice of Hemant Kumar. This song never got published on a gramophone record. Now eight total songs will completely fit on 4 gramophone discs. But the producer seems to have taken a decision to completely omit this song. In fact, the song at serial no. 6 – “Bhanwra Bada Naadaan Haaye”, makes appearance on two gramophone discs nos. N54036 and N54038, while the above mentioned song in Hemant Kumar’s voice has been completely axed from any publication. It does not exist in the film. The film information booklet lists this song, and that is just about it. Here is one more case where a song qualifies to be labeled as LFe. And that also leaves the film ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’ one song short of being declared as yippeee’d.

Based on the above discussed circumstances, these two films will never reach the Yippeee status. So I have a proposal here to address this situation. In the face of such stern circumstances, I propose that we introduce a Yippeee variant status – ‘Conditional Yippeee’ – to be indicated as ‘Yc’ in our charts and tables. In such cases, when we come to the conclusion that it is (almost) impossible that one or more songs of a certain film will ever be traced, we may declare that film to be Conditinally Yippeee’d, once all the possibly available songs are accounted for on our blog. The proposal is presented for consideration of the team, and I would request other members to please present their views and comments. In the table above of the week’s status ten years ago, I am provisionally marking these two films as ‘Yc’, pending agreement by the team,

This week we have one more case of a partial missing song in a multi part / multi version scenario. In the case of the film ‘Chaand Mere Aaja’ from 1957. The main theme song of the film – “Chaand Ko Dekho Ji” / “Chaand Mere Aa Ja Re” – has one additional part, identified as the sad version. Details of this part are provided by dear Prakash ji, including the additional lyrics. Just that we as editors have not yet gotten around to update the post itself. In fact, the HFGK listing shows 7 songs, which include this sad version of the song. This sad version of the song is not released on gramophone discs, and is available only from the film itself. My effort is to get this post updated within a day, and be able to change the pending status of this film from ‘0.5’ to ‘0’. And by the way, the Geet Kosh listing has one incomplete information relating to this song. It lists Lata Mangeshkar as the singer of this part. However, as we view the video, we find that this part is in the voices of both Rafi Sb and Lata ji.

Let me come to the song for today. This discussion on errors and limitations has become quite long. I also wanted to write about the film ‘Doctor’ of 1941 and the related info error in the Geet Kosh. I encountered this error the previous week. But I will write about it in the next episode of this series.

‘Hercules’ of 1964, has quite a dubious distinction to note. The first song, the debut of this film, came on board on 18th September, 2010. Today, I bring on board the second song of this film. Interesting that this film has been in hibernation for a full decade, despite the fact that there are some wonderful songs pending for this film. As is evidenced by the song in this post – a Helen dance song in a royal darbaar setting. The words come from the pen of Anand Bakshi, the music is from the mind of N Datta and the singing voice is Asha Bhosle. On screen we see Dara Singh, as Hercules, in chains, possibly being prepared for execution. Other actors we see in this not so clear a video clip, are Nishi, BM Vyas, Maruti Rao, Leela Misra, P Kailash and Indira Billi.

Helen’s performance is her usual self – so wonderfully elegant and graceful, even as she gives a sensuous performance. The ease with which she is coordinating the dance movements, the lip syncing, the facial expressions et al – she is a master class all by herself.

I request the readers to please do comment on the proposed ’Conditional Yippeee’ status and the associated notation introduced in this week’s chart. Thanks.

Video

Audio

Song – Na. . . Idhar Dekhna, Na. . . Udhar Dekhna  (Hercules) (1964) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – N Datta

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
idhar dekhnaa..aaa..aaa
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
udhar dekhnaa..aaa
kya ishaara
karegi
nazar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae

kaun jaane
ke kya hona hai
muskuraana
ke mujhe rona hai
aaj ki shab
soch le mehfil
jaagnaa hai
ke bas sona hai
aankh lag
jaaye naa
bekhabar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
idhar dekhnaa..aaa..aaa
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
udhar dekhnaa..aaa
kya ishaara
karegi
nazar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae

hum ne maana
ke sau pehre hain
ye andhere
bade gehre hain
saamne tez aftaabon ke
ye andhere
kabhi thehre hain
muskuraa
ke rahegi
seher dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
idhar dekhnaa..aaa..aaa
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
udhar dekhnaa..aaa
kya ishaara
karegi
nazar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae

aasmaan se
khabar aayi hai
ke qayaamat
idhar aayi hai
sab gunehgaar
kaanp utthe hain yoon
maut shaayad
nazar aayi hai
main jidhar
dekhoon saa..aare udhar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
idhar dekhnaa..aaa..aaa
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
udhar dekhnaa..aaa
kya ishaara
karegi
nazar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
इधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
उधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
क्या इशारा
करेगी
नज़र देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए

कौन जाने
के क्या होना है
मुसकुराना
के मुझे रोना है
आज की शब
सोच ले महफिल
जागना है
के बस सोना है
आँख लग
जाये ना
बेखबर देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
इधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
उधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
क्या इशारा
करेगी
नज़र देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए

हमने माना
के सौ पहरे हैं
ये अंधेरे
बड़े गहरे हैं
सामना तेज़ आफ़ताबों के
ये अंधेरे
कभी ठहरे हैं
मुस्कुरा
के रहेगी
सहर देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
इधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
उधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
क्या इशारा
करेगी
नज़र देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए

आसमां से
खबर आई है
के क़यामत
इधर आई है
सब गुनहगार
काँप उठे हैं यूं
मौत शायद
नज़र आई है
मैं जिधर
देखूँ सा॰॰आरे उधर देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
इधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
उधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
क्या इशारा
करेगी
नज़र देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए


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Blog Day :

4440 Post No. : 15885

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 78
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This day ten years ago viz 13 september 2010 saw six songs getting covered. The fist post appeared at 6:06 AM whereas the sixth and final post of the day appeared at 17:37 AM. Six songs posted within 91 minutes. That is called making short work of the daily blog target ! 🙂

Here are the details of the six songs discussed on 9 september 2010:-

Blog Post number Song Movie Year of release Remarks
2957 Man letaa hai angdaayi Anmol Ghadi 1946 YIPPEED
2958 Haay re insaan ki majbooriyaan Ghoonghat 1960 7 songs covered out of 10
2959 Jhanan jhanjhanaa ke apni paayal Aashiq 1962 YIPPEED
2960 Chale jaanaa zaraa thahro Multiple version song Around the world 1967 YIPPEED
2961 Ba hosho hawaas mein deewaanaa Night in London 1967 YIPPEED
2962 One two three baby yaa yaa yaa Kismat 1968 YIPPEED

As can be seen from the above table, five movies out of six whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. “Anmol Ghadi”(1946) and “Kismat”(1968) got YIPPEED ten years back on this day viz on 13 september 2010 !

So, that leaves us with “Ghoonghat”(1960) as the sole movie eligible for today’s blog Ten year challenge.

As many as seven songs of “Ghoonghat”(1960) have been covered so far. Here are the details:-

Song Posted On
Laage naa moraa jiyaa 13.05.2009
Mori chham chham baaje paayaliyaa 14.05.2009
Kyaa kyaa nazaaren dikhaatin hai ankhiyaan 06.09.2009
Do nain milye do phool khiley 08.09.2010
Haay re insaan ki majbooriyaan 13.09.2010
Ye zindagi ka mausam aur ye samaa suhaanaa 24.03.2012
Meri pat raakho Giridhaari 8.09.2020

Here is the eighth song from Ghoonghat”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is a stage dance performance song. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle and it is picturised on Helen and others. No, it is not a cabarat song, rather it is a proper desi dance performance, where Helen lip syncs in not just Hindi but also in Tamil, Bangla and Punjabi, accompanied by the appropriate regional dances as well.

The picturisation shows Helen and others on stage. Dancing legend Gopi Krishna also joins during the Tamil part of the song.

The audience seated in the front row include Pradeep Kumar, Bina Rai, Minu Mumtaz etc.

Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra, who has done a gallant job in attempting to note down the lyrics of all the languages. I request our knowledgeable readers to help suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.

video link (Full)

audio link part 1

audio link part 2nd

Song-Dil na kahin lagaana zaalim hai ye zamaana (Ghoonghat)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamanaa
dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamanaa
pyaar koi jo kare duniya kare haa…aa aa aaye
dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamaanaa
pyar koi jo kare duniya kare

haayye
dil na kahin lagaanaa
zaalim hai ye zamaanaa..aaa

raste mein ik din mila mujhe ik dilwaala
raste mein ik din mila mujhe ik dilwaala
kehne laga woh teri ankhiyon ka main hoon matwaala
main ne na jaana
mujhe dekhe hai zamaanaa
main to masti mein gaane lagi
yeroo putti puwwaayye inne chinanney
mmm….tongammillam perumme inne chinanney
yeroo putti puwwaayye inne chinanney
mmm….tungammillam perumme inne chinanney
yeroo putti puwwaayye inne chinanney
(haaan…aaan…aaan…aaannn )
mmm….tungammillam perumme inne chinanney( aaan…aaan…aaan…aaannn )

duniya daraane lagi
baatein banaane lagi
bhaagi rey main to apni jaan bachaa..aaaye/bachaa
dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamaana
pyar koi jo kare duniya kare

haa..aayye
dil na kahin lagaanaa
zaalim hai ye zamanaa

raste mein ek din mila mujhe baanka ik chhailaa
raste mein ek din mila mujhe baanka ik chhailaa
kehne lagaa woh tere saamne to chandaa bhi hai maila
main ne na jaana mujhe dekhe hai zamanaa
main to masti mein gaane lagi
tumee jey aamaar
o go tumee jey aamaar
kaane kaane shudho
ek baar bolo
tumi jey aamaar aar
tumi jey aamaar (shotti go oo ooo o o o)
o go tumi jey amaar (oo oooo oooo ooo)
tumi jey amaar(oo oooo oooo ooo)
o go tumi jey amaar (oo oooo oooo ooo)

duniya daraane lagi
baatein banaane lagi
bhaagi rey main to apni jaan bachaa.. aa aaye
dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamaanaa
pyar koi jo kare duniya kare

haayye haayye ae
dil na kahin lagaanaa
zaalim hai ye zamaanaa

raste mein ik din mila mujhe ik albela
raste mein ik din mila mujhe ik albela
kehne lagaa o beli tere bina dil hai akela
maine na jaanaa mujhe dekhe hai zamaana
main to masti mein gaane lagi
heyye
hadippa hadippa adippaa
balley balley balley balley balley balley ae

oyye kuwen wakirey waaliyaan
main kehniyaan
kar chhatri di chhaaon mein chhaa vikhaawe bainiyaan aan
oyye kunwen wakirey waaliyaan
main kehniyaan
kar chhatri di chhaaon mein chhaa vikhaawe bainiyaan aan

oyye kunwe wakirey waaliyaan aan aan aan
ho o o o hoo o o o ho o oo o o o o
oyye kunwen wakire waaliyaan sunnnn kikraaawein
kikra laayeen bahaar mele mitraa den aen aen aen
oyye kunwen wakire waaliyaan ?? kikraaawein
kikra laayi bahaar mele mitraawein aen aen

oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye
balley balley balley balley balley balley ae ae
oyye oyye oyye oyye
oooooooooo
hadippa hadippa hadippa hadippa hadippa
balley balley balley balley ae ae
o o o o o o o o oo
balley balley
oyye oyye oyye oo oooooo


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

Blog Day :

4439 Post No. : 15882

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This Week, That Year – 2
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06Sep – 12Sep, 2010
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Blog ten year challenge (2010-2020)- Song Number 77
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If nothing else, then this week 10 years ago has to be characterized as the ‘Anmol Ghadi’ week. I am sure it was by design that every day of this week (actually six days of this week, barring the last day), the first song posted every morning is a song from the 1946 film ‘Anmol Ghadi’. This film has 12 songs listed in the Geet Kosh. As we entered this week ten years ago, five of these were already posted on the blog. That left seven. I am sure Atul ji took it upon himself to get the ‘Yippeee’ status for this film in a quick order, by posting one each of the remaining seven songs on each day of the week. And be done with it.

Well almost. Starting from 6th September in 2010, all the way through 11th September, Atul ji held true to his promise and posted the first song on these six days, that belonged to this iconic film. It almost sounds as if the ‘Atul-Song-a-Day’ blog was transformed into ‘Anmol-Ghadi-Song-a-Day’ for this week.

But then, we arrive at 12th September, the last song of this film which would have brought fame and recognition – well, it could not be posted. We have six posts on the day, but no ‘Anmol Ghadi’. I am keen to know from Atul ji, what happened that made him miss this target.

I had actually scanned through the posts for ‘Anmol Ghadi’ songs for that week. And I came to realize one thing. You see, the concept Yippeee had not yet been invented on this blog. And Atul ji was just going after this film, because of its music. As I checked the complete set of songs of this film on the blog, I find that the continuous posting thing had actually started on 4th September. On that day, Atul ji has simply written that this film has 12 songs, that three are already posted and that the film has wonderful music, so let us just bring it on board quickly. That was the simple thought behind continuously posting a song from this film, as the first song of the day, from 4th to 11th Sept. then the 12th date is missed. And the final song of the film gets duly posted on 13th.

And so, my eager anticipation awaits a response from Atul ji. “Why 12th was missed.’’

Here is the chart of posts for the week, ten years ago.

 

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2010-2020) Series
Sl. No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
6-Sep-10
1 Anmol Ghadi 1946 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Ghar Ghar Ki Baat 1959 7 7 D Yippeee’d
3 Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere 1960 9 9 Yippeee’d
4 Milan 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
5 Sharmilee 1971 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Priyatmaa 1977 5 5 D Yippeee’d
7-Sep-10
1 Anmol Ghadi 1946 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Dil e Naadaan 1953 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Dekh Kabira Roya 1957 10 10 Yippeee’d
4 Bindiya 1960 7 7 D Yippeee’d
5 Reshmi Roomaal 1961 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Khoon Pasina 1977 4 1 D Pending 3
8-Sep-10
1 Anmol Ghadi 1946 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Mirza Ghalib 1954 11 12 Yippeee’d
3 Chaacha Zindabad 1959 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Ghoonghat 1960 10 6 Pending 4
5 Woh Kaun Thi 1964 6 6 Yippeee’d
6 Chor Machaaye Shor 1974 6 6 Yippeee’d
9-Sep-10
1 Anmol Ghadi 1946 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Anjaan 1956 8 8 Yippeee’d
3 Tumsa Nahin Dekha 1957 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Mere Mehboob 1963 9 9 D Yippeee’d
5 Milan 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Free Love 1974 4 2 Pending 2
7 Bade Dil Waalaa 1983 5 3 D Pending 2
10-Sep-10
1 Anmol Ghadi 1946 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Saajan 1947 8 8 D Yippeee’d
3 Baazaar 1949 16 16 D Yippeee’d
4 House No 44 1955 8 8 Yippeee’d
5 Girls` Hostel 1962 6 4 D Pending 2
6 Jawaani Deewaani 1972 6 6 Yippeee’d
11-Sep-10
1 Anmol Ghadi 1946 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Naadaan 1951 8 8 D Yippeee’d
3 Aazaad 1955 9 9 Yippeee’d
4 Daal Mein Kaalaa 1964 8 3 D Pending 5
5 Paayal 1957 9 5 D Pending 4
6 Badnaam 1975 4 4 Yippeee’d
12-Sep-10
1 Raajhath 1956 11 11 Yippeee’d
2 Basant Bahaar 1956 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Rangoli 1962 9 9 Yippeee’d
4 Beti Bete 1964 7 9 Yippeee’d
5 Jaanwar 1965 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Patanga 1971 7 5 D Pending 2

The numbers for the week -,

The posting continued at the then current brisk rate. The week saw a total of 43 songs posted, with the  daily rate being six songs per day, with one of the days showing up with seven. The 43 songs came from 37 films – six of them from ‘Anmol Ghadi’ and another two from the film ‘Milan’ of 1967. The remaining 35 songs are one each from 35 films.

The week witnessed as many as 13 debuts. Thirteen films made their appearance for the first time on the blog. No films got yippeee’d, with ‘Anmol Ghadi’ being the close call of almost there. Of the total 37 films featured that week, 29 have been yippeee’d during the interim decade, whereas 8 films are still awaiting completion of their songs on the blog.

The physical post numbers stretched from 2914 to 2956. So actually a blog century – the 29th, has happened in the previous week.

The guest post activity was fairly low in those times. Of the 43 posts, Atul ji accounts for 38, and only five posts came from the contributing team. Three of these posts are from Raja ji, one from Santosh Ojha ji, and one very interesting post on Shammi Kapoor from – yes, you guessed it – Greta Memsaab. A very interesting and informative post that identifies many of the side players in this group dance song – “Dekho Ab To, Kisko Nahin Hai Khabar” from the film ‘Janwar’ of 1965,

This post, having been delayed quite a bit, comes on the last day of the week under analysis. On this day, there is one film still pending for Yippeee status. The film is ‘Patanga’ from 1971. Two songs of this film are remaining to be posted. With this post we bring one of them on to the blog. Which means that this film is now just one song away from being inducted into the Yippeee hall of fame.

The song that I present today is a mujra dance song, being performed on screen by Laxmi Chhaya. There is an assortment of audience, as we regularly get to see in most mujra dance songs in films. I can clearly identify three of them. Wasti and Ajit are sitting together on a white sofa, and the bespectacled and balding Haroon is on a chair next to Ajit. The song is the regular mujra type choreography, with the dancer complaining that she has wasted her youth getting entangled with “you”, the addressal of “you” here being directed towards any of the many males sitting in the audience.

‘Patanga’ is a social film, produced under the banner of KR Films, Bombay and is directed by Kedar Kapoor. The list of actors reads as – Shashi Kapoor, Vimmi, Ajit, Rajendra Nath, Sajjan, Vasti, Ashok Kapoor, Lakshmi Chhaya, Zeb Rehman, Jagdish Raj, Ram Mohan, Leela Mishra, Praveen Pal, Geeta, Ameena Bai, Ram Avtar, Shekhar Purohit, Prem, Shiva Chandra, Ravindra Kumar, Haroon, Lal, Nasir, Balram, Santosh, and Rajkumar.

Interesting side note here that this is third film of actress Vimmi, who appeared in only 5 films during her short career that lasted from 1967 (debut in the film ‘Hamraaz’) to 1974 (‘Vachan’ being her last film).

The film has 8 songs. As mentioned above, after this post, we now have just one more song remaining for this film. Of the eight songs, four are from the pen of Neeraj, three by Hasrat Jaipuri and one penned by Indeewar. This song is from the pen of Neeraj.

The music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan. Yes, remembering Jaikishan today, on his remembrance day today. He passed away on 12th September in 1971. Interesting to note that this film was certified by the Censor Board on 20th August, 1971. It is possible that this film was just released, or maybe even released after, the passing away of Jaikishan.

The lyrics of this song have been sent in by dear Avinash ji.

And so, the penultimate song of ‘Patanga’ of 1971 – a run of the mill mujra performance as demanded by the formula.

Video

Song – Tose Najariya Ladaai, Jawaani Haaye Yun Hi Gawaai  (Patanga) (1971) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tose najariya ladaai
tose najariya ladaai
jawaani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
jaawani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
tose najariya ladaai
jawaani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
jaawani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
tose najariyaa ladaai ee

is se chhupa ke
us se chhupa ke
is se chhupa ke
us se chhupa ke
solah baras jo rakkhi bacha ke
solah baras jo o rakkhi bacha ke
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
choodi wo mori tadkaai ee
choodi wo mori tadkaai
jawaani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
jaawani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
tose najariya ladaai ee

main tadpoon
mori tadpe umariya aa
main tadpoon
mori tadpe umariya
jal bin jaise tadpe machhariya
jal bin jaise ae tadpe machhariya
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
haaye
kaisi ye aag lagaai ee
kaisi ye aag lagaai
jawaani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
jaawani haaye yoon hi ganwaa i
tose najariya ladaai ee

gaaon ke chhore seeti bajaayen
gaaon ke chhore seeti bajaayen
buddhhe jo dekhen surmaa lagaaye
buddhhe jo dekhen surmaa lagaaye
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
ban ke jawaani maut aayi
ban ke jawaani maut aayi
jawaani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
jaawani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
tose najariya ladaai
jawaani haaye yoon hi ganwaai
jaawani haaye yoon hi ganwaai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————–

तोसे नजरिया लड़ाई
तोसे नजरिया लड़ाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
तोसे नजरिया लड़ाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
तोसे नजरिया लड़ाई ई

इस से छुपा के
उस से छुपा के
इस से छुपा के
उस से छुपा के
सोलह बरस जो रक्खी बचाके
सोलह बरस जो रक्खी बचाके
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
चूड़ी वो मोरी तड़कायी ई
चूड़ी वो मोरी तड़कायी ई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
तोसे नजरिया लड़ायी ई

मैं तड़पूं
मोरी तड़पे उमरिया आ
मैं तड़पूं
मोरी तड़पे उमरिया
जल बिन जैसे तड़पे मछरिया
जल बिन जैसे ए तड़पे मछरिया
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
हाए
कैसी ये आग लगाई ई
कैसी ये आग लगाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
तोसे नजरिया लड़ाई ई

गाँव के छोरे सीटी बजायें
गाँव के छोरे सीटी बजायें
बुड्ढे जो देखें सुरमा लगाए
बुड्ढे जो देखें सुरमा लगाए
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
बन के जवानी मौत आई
बन के जवानी मौत आई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
तोसे नजरिया लड़ायी ई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई
जवानी हाए यूं ही गंवाई


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

Blog Day :

4438 Post No. : 15879

Some years back, I recall having seen for the first time on the internet the photo features of Hindi film stars such as Madhubala, Nalini Jaywant and Begum Para in ‘Life’ magazine. These photographs were taken by the magazine’s well known photographer, James Burke in 1951 who was posted in India.  From the standard of 1951, these photographs would have ranked as bold. But one more actress also featured in that magazine – the featured photos were bolder than those of the stars I mentioned earlier. Subsequently, I had also seen her images appearing in ‘Filmindia’ magazines of 1948 and 1949. The actress in the photoshoot of 1951 was Mohana Cabral.

Today, September 11th is the 30th Remembrance Day of Mohana Cabral who died of heart attack this day of the year 1990 in France where she had been staying with her husband and daughter since 1986.

Mohana Cabral (03/02/1929 – 11/09/1990) whose real name was Mona Cabral, was born in Socorro in Bardez taluqa of North Goa in Konkani speaking Christian family. In early 1930s, the family shifted to Bombay (Mumbai) when her father changed his job to Bombay-based Hindustan Construction Company. Mohana did her initial schooling at Victoria High School in Mahim. Later. she was put in a boarding school in Pune where she completed her high school.  In Pune, she joined as a telephone operator in a telephone company. It is through connecting the long distance telephone calls that Mohana got acquainted with some of the film stars of that time including Nargis, Begum Para and Pratima Dasgupta.

Mohana got introduced to Kishore Sahu who offered her a role in his film ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949) which was her debut film though ‘Aag’ (1948) was released first without her name being accredited in the film.  Kishore Sahu changed her name from Mona to screen name, Mohana which got attached with her during the rest of her life not only in films but also in the Konkani plays and singing career.

Sometime in 1948, Mohana got involved with Konkani ‘Tiatr’ in Mumbai. (‘Tiatr’ is a Portuguese word used in Goa for ‘theatre’ for the Konkani dramas encompassing music, dance, and singing. In a way, it is akin to Marathi ‘Sangeet Natak or musical dramas). Her debut Konkani drama was ‘Cortub Avoichem’ (1948) which was directed by the pioneer of Goan Konkani Tiatr, C Alvares, the producer, director, actor, song writer and the singer. In fact, Alvares was instrumental in encouraging girls to play the female roles in his dramas and introduced Mohana and her younger sister, Ophelia. In 1952, Mohana got actively involved with Konkani tiatr in Mumbai, mostly collaborating with C Alvares as an actor-singer and worked in about a dozen plays. Both the sisters were actor-singers in Konkani Tiatr in Mumbai and later in Goa. In fact, in Goa, Mohana is known more as a tiatrist than the Hindi film actress.

In 1951, Mohana met Edward Downing, a Royal Indian Air Force pilot in a hotel where the shooting of her film ‘Sansaar’ (1951) was in progress. They got married in 1951 and had a son, Mark. Unfortunately, her husband died in a plane accident in less than two years of their marriage. In 1955, Mohana got married for the second time with John D’frates who was working for the United Nations and got posted at Beirut.  With this posting, Mohana bid adieu to Hindi film industry. Her last shoot was for the film, ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

In Beirut, Mohana learnt Arabic and began producing dance programmes for Television. She also acted in a couple of dramas on Television. After spending many years in Beirut, her husband got posting in Vienna from where he retired in 1986. Post retirement, Mohana and her family settled in France. Mohana was very much interested in Goan Konkani Tiatr. She would regularly visit India on holidays and act in Konkani dramas in Goa. During the period of her visits, she had also cut a few discs of her non-filmy Konkani songs, some with her mentor, C Alvares.

Mohana died of a heart-attack in France on September 11, 1990 when she was 61. [Thanks for the inputs from Shishir Sharma’s Blog, ‘Beete Hue Din’ on Mohana posted on May 13, 2015 and an article in ‘The Navhind Times, Panaji, Goa dated April 6, 2020].

It is interesting to note from her filmography that how quickly Mohana established herself in Hindi film industry. In ‘Aag’ (1948), she had one song role though her first debut film was ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949). In 1949, she had acted in as many as 6 films. 1950 was a blank year for her as probably she got associated with Konkani plays in Mumbai. In 1951 and 1952 she did 5 films each. 1953 and 1954 was again lean years for her. In 1955, she did 4 films before quitting the film industry. In all, she acted in 26 films in her short span of 6 years in the film industry. The full filmography of Mohana is given below:

1948: Aag.
1949: Chaar Din, Jagriti, Kamal, Patanga, Rimjhim, Saawan Aaya Re.
1951: Adaa, Naadaan, Nageena, Sagaai, Sansaar.
1952: Aashiana, Chham Chhama Chham, Najaria, Saloni, Saaqi.
1953: Shole.
1954: Danka, Dost, Shart.
1955: Insaaniyat, Marine Drive, Sau Ka Note, Teerandaz.
1956: Taksaal.

I had noticed in the advertisements of films for which she worked in 1949-50 that  her name was written either in bold or capital letters. That shows that Mohana was popular among the audience of that time and her name mattered for the success of the films. In most of her films, she got roles of a ‘side kick’ to the comedians like Gope, Agha and as a singer-dancer.  Her popularity can be gauged from the fact that in most of her films, Mohana will have at least one song picturised on her. Some of the songs picturised on her for which video clips are available for watching are listed below:

Raat ko ji haay raat ko ji chamke taare – ‘Aag’ (1948)

Pyaar ke jahaan ki niraali sarkaar hai – ‘Patanga’ (1949)

My my my my my dear – ‘Nageena’ (1951)

O baabu kaise dil karoon qaaboo – ‘Sagaai’ (1951)

Lucknow chalo ab raani – ‘Sansaar’ (1951)

Haseena sambhal sambhal ke chal – ‘Saaqi’ (1952)

O madam do se ho gaye ek ham – ‘Aashiana’ (1952)

Dil mera hai deewaana – ‘Shart’ (1954)

Mohana has also rendered two songs on herself in the film ‘Rimjhim’ (1949).

On the occasion of Mohana’s 30th Remembrance Day, I present a song “Aisi Nainwa Ki Laagi Kataar” from ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955) rendered by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The song is written by Rajinder Krishan which is set to music by C Ramchandra. The song is picturised on Mohana as a part of a ploy to wood wink a soldier to stripe out his uniform to be used for disguising Mangal (Dilip Kumar) as soldier to gain access to the prison to facilitate the release of Bhanupratap (Dev Anand).

In the video clip, there are only two stanzas where as the audio clip contains the full song of four stanzas. This is the 10th song to appear on the Blog out of 17 songs in ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aisi Nainwaa Ki Laagi Kataar (Insaaniyat) (1955) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
 
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chhupaay ke
nainon mein lagaaun tohe
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chaupaay ke
jataao na itna pyaar
ke mann mora surar surar
haan haan kare surar surar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekho na dekho mohe
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekhi jab ke suratiya tohaar
kamar mori ghumar ghumar
haan haan kare ghumar ghumar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
main tori bulbul
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
aa ja chalen ghataaon ke paar
udd jaayen furar furar
haan haan jaayen purur purur
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar

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

ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर

नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
जताओ ना इतना प्यार
के मन मोरा सुरर सुरर
हाँ हाँ करे सुरर सुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखो ना देखो मोहे
देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखी जबसे सुरतिया तोहार
कमर मोरी घुमर घुमर
हाँ हाँ करे घुमर घुमर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
मैं तोरी बुलबुल
मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
आ जा चलें घटाओं के पार
उड़ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
हाँ हाँ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर



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

Blog Day :

4435 Post No. : 15873

Today 8th September is eighty-seventh birth anniversary (born on 8th September’1933) of Asha Bhonsle. On this occasion as we wish her a very ‘happy birthday’ today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead, we are also going to enjoy a song sung by her.

This melodious song is from a lesser known movie ‘Jaadui Angoothhi-1964’.

‘Jaadui Angoothhi-1964’ alias ‘Magic Ring’ was directed by A.M. Khan for ‘A.M. Khan Productions, Bombay’. It had Chitra, Manhar Desai, Sheri, Krishnakumari, S.K. Shyam, Anil Kashmiri, Jilani, Uma Khosla, Violet, Ameerbai Karnataki, Sujata, Saroj, Sabina, Balwant Sharma, Kallan, Bagla, Chaman, Deva Kumari, Kanta Kumari and Polsan and others.

This movie had five songs composed by Suresh Kumar. Lyrics were written by Anjaan and Zafar Rahi. (HFGK mentions Anjaan and Zafar Rahi for one song each on the movie details’ page of this movie and adds in ‘addenda’ it further mentions Zafar Rahi as lyricist for song number three. I guess that all other songs are written by Anjaan so it mmeans three songs were penned by Anjaan and two by Zafar Rahi).

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Munshi Nayaab and dialogues were written by A.K. Khan. Editing of this movie was done by G.G. Patil and he was assisted by Rohi Das

Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Minoo Purshottam, Sulochana Chawhan, Subir Sen and Kamal Barot have given their voices to the songs in this movie. One song sung by Mahendra Kapoor had been posted on the blog earlier which was written by Zafar Rahi.

One song , Kahaan nazar takraayi has been discussed in the blog on 9 january 2014.

When the first song of this movie was posted more details about the movie were not available. Now the movie itself is available on internet, however I have not watched this movie and would request knowledgeable reader who had watched it to throw more light on this movie and its songs. Also, I am unable to identify the actress performing on this song. I would request readers who can identify her to kindly let us know who this actress is.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and composed by Suresh Kumar as mentioned above. I guess that the lyricist for today’s song is Anjaan.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …


Song-Sanan na na na nan hawa lehraaye (Jaadui Angoothhi)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Suresh Kumar

Lyrics

Ho o
Sanan na na na na na na na nan
Hawaa lehraaye
Sana na na na na na na na
Hawaa lehraaye
Haaye re aanchal
Ud ud ud jaaye
Chhanan na na na na na nan
Jiyaa bal khaaye
Haaye re paayal
Gun gun gun gaaye
Sanan na na na na na na na
Hawaa lehraaye

Dar hai mujhko
In raahon mein
Main na kho jaaun oon oon
Aaj to main apni chhaaya
Se bhi sharmaaun
Ye kya hone lagaa
Dil machalne lagaa
Kaise uljhan padi
Sochti hoon khadi
Ho o
Sanan na na na na na na nan
Hawaa lehraaye
Haaye re aanchal
Ud ud ud jaaye
Sanan na na na na na na na
Hawaa lehraaye

Aaj mere
Honthon par kyun
Geet machle jaayen
Main chaloon to
Raaste mein
Phool bikhre jaayen ae
Koi mujhse kahe
Kya huaa hai mujhe
Aankh jhukti hai kyun
Saans rukti hai kyun
Raaz aisa hai kya
Dil ye samjhe naa
Samjhe naa
Samjhe naa
Ho o
Sanan na na na na na na nan
Hawaa lehraaye
Haaye re aanchal
Ud ud ud jaaye
Chhanan na na na na nan
Jiya bal khaaye
Haaye re paayal
Gun gun gaaye
Sanan na na na na na na na
Hawaa lehraaye

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————————————
हो ओ
सन न न न न न न न न न`न
हवा लहराए
सन न न न न न न
हवा लहराए
हाए रे आँचल
उड़ उड़ उड़ जाए
छनन न न न न न न`न
जिया बल खाए
हाए रे पायल
गुन गुन गुन गाए
सन न न न न न न न न
हवा लहराए

डर है मुझको
इन राहों में
मैं ना खो जाऊं
आज तो मैं अपनी छाया
से भी शरमाऊं
ये क्या होने लगा
दिल मचलने लगा
कैसे उलझन पड़ी
सोचती हूँ खड़ी
हो ओ
सन न न न न न न न न न`न
हवा लहराए
हाए रे आँचल
उड़ उड़ उड़ जाए
सन न न न न न न
हवा लहराए

आज मेरे
होंठों पर क्यूँ
गीत मचले जाएँ
मैं चलूँ तो रास्ते में
फूल बिखरे जाएँ ऐ
कोई मुझसे कहे
क्या हुआ है मुझे
आँख झुकती है क्यूँ
साँस रूकती है क्यूँ
राज़ ऐसा है क्या
दिल ये समझे ना
समझे ना
समझे ना

हो ओ
सन न न न न न न न न न`न
हवा लहराए
हाए रे आँचल
उड़ उड़ उड़ जाए
छनन न न न न न न`न
जिया बल खाए
हाए रे पायल
गुन गुन गुन गाए
सन न न न न न न न न न`न
हवा लहराए


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