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5307 Post No. : 17394

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No. 13
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On this date ten years back viz on 28 January 2013, seven songs from six different movies , plus one NFS were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7415 Ae gham naseeb gham ko lahoo kar piye jaa Tigress (1948) Movie YIPPEED by now
7416 Diya to jala sab raat re baalam Dhaake Mi Malmal(1956) Movie YIPPEED by now
7417 Kahaan hai kahaan hai Kanhaiyya Kanhaiyya (1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
7418 Nand nandan bilmaai Suman Kalyanpur NFS (1970)
7419 Dil le ke daga denge Naya Daur (1957) Movie YIPPEED by now
7420 Kuchh apni khushi kuchh gham mere Captain Sheroo(1963) 3 songs covered out of 7 by now
7420 Na jaane din kaise jeewan mein aaye hain Chala Murari Hero Banane (1977) 2 songs out of 6 by now

We observe that four movies (out of six movies) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (on 28 January 2013) have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with two movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (28 January 2023).

“Captain Sheroo”(1963) is one such movie. It is produced by Dharam Kumar for Bina Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Jairam, Helen,Tuntun,Niranjan Sharma, Tiwari, Lajwanti,Padma rani,Amir Bai, Ajit Soni, Jilani, Ramlal, Maqbool etc in it.

“Captain Sheroo”(1963) had seven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past as we can observe from the table.

Here is the fourth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Raja Mehdi Ali is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Mohinder.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Ibtidaa e ishq hai rota hai kya (Captain Sheroo)(1963) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ibtdaa e ishq hai ae
ibtdaa e-ishq hai rotaa hai kyaa
ibtdaa e-ishq hai rotaa hai kya
aagey aage ae dekhnaa
hotaa hai kyaa aa aa aa
ibtdaa e-ishq hai rotaa hai kyaa aa

ishq kee manzil
badee mushqil
badee dushwaar hai aey ae ae
ishq kee manzil
badee mushqil
badee dushwaar hai
pyaar kaa saahil
arrey saahil
naheen manjhdhaar hai
phanske is majhdhaar mein aen
ho o
phanske is manjhdhaar mein
rotaa hai kyaa
aagey aage ae dekhnaa aa hotaa hai kyaa aa aa
ibtdaa e-ishq hai ae rotaa hhai kyaa aa

tujh mein ae humdum
agar hai dum
to daaman thhaam ley ae aey ae aey ae ae
tujh mein ae humdum
agar hai dum
to daaman thhaam ley ae
hai agar hairaan
aei naadaan na meraa naam ley
daaman-e-dil thhaam kar..rr
daaman-e-dil thhaam kar
rotaa hai kyaa
aagey aage ae dekhnaa aa aa hotaa hai kyaa aa
ibtdaa e-ishq hai ae rotaa hai kyaa aa
ibtdaa e-ishq hai ae rotaa hai kyaa aa aaa


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5307 Post No. : 17393

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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#Birthday-Suman Kalyanpur 28th Jan’2023 #
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Today 28th January’2023 is the eighty-sixth birthday of Singer Suman Kalyanpur- (born on 28th January’1937).

As per the statistics on this blog Suman Kalyanpur has sung around 857 songs in Hindi Films and so far we have covered 433 songs sung her on the blog. So, that is just above the half of the figures of total songs sung by her. We still have a long way to go before all her songs are posted here on the blog.

She has been conferred with ‘Padma Bhushan’ by Government of India on this ‘Republic Day’ and we congratulate her on this achievement, and also wish her a very happy birthday today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

A mishap happened with her just three days before when fire broke out in the building she is staying at Mumbai and she had to be evacuated from there to her relatives’ house in the city. A news article says on this incident that it will take around two to three weeks for everything to come to normal in the fire affected building.

We sincerely hope that everything will soon be back to normal.

To start the day I am presenting a song sung by Suman Kalyanpur from the decade of fifties i.e.1951-1960.

Here is a song from the ‘1958’ movie ‘Kal Kyaa Hogaa’.

“Kal Kyaa Hogaa-1958” was directed by Ramesh Dheeraj for ‘Sound And Shadow Corporation’, Bombay.
It was produced by Y. B. Yavar. (In the footnote of this movie’s details, HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions that the production activities of this movie were looked after by Nanabhai Bhatt).

The cast of this movie included Anita Guha, Manhar Desai, Shammi, Habib, Heera Sawant, Indira, Azim, Shyamlal, Maqbool, Leela Sharma, Nandini, Meena, Jahangir Lakdawala, Ghani, Mohd Ali, Mohd Sandow, Babu Sandow, Sheikh and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.02.1958.

“Kal Kyaa Hogaa-1958’ has nine songs written by Saba Afghani and music was composed by Nisar.

Here is the detail of the songs in this movie:-

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Aao bachchon, aaya anokha aaya Khurshid Bawra
02 Kahe kuchh bhi zamaana Not known
03 Jiska palda bhaari dekhe Mohd Rafi, chorus
04 Ye nazren* kataar, abroo hai talwaar Suman Kalyanpur
05 Ek saath hi aag lagaa de…jag ke paalanhaar Not known
06 Tera aasraa hai mujhe bansiwaale Not known
07 Jaan baaki reh gayi hai dil gaya Not known
08 Kya suhaana samaa hain, aaj duniya jawaan hai Not known
09 Ab maano na maano tumhaari marzi Suman Kalyanpur

(* in the audio of the song it is nigaahen)

We can see from the above table that singer’s names for five songs have not been mentioned for the individual songs in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960).
However HFGK mentions Mohd Rafi, Nisar, Suman Kalyanpur, Madhubala Zaveri and Khurshid Bawra as playback singers for this movie.

Only one song from this movie jiska palda bhaari dekhe has been posted on the blog on 27.02.2017.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Let us now listen to this song in the voice of Suman Kalyanpur.

Lyrics are by Saba Afghani and music is composed by Nisar.

Once again we wish a ‘very Happy Birthday to Suman Kalyanpur ji’!!!


Song-Ye nigaahen kataar abroo hai talwaar(Kal Kya Hoga)(1958) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Saba Afghani, MD-Nisar Bazmi

Lyrics

ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen

kyun apne bal pe
deewaane magroor hai
tirchhi nazar ka nishaana
mash’hoor hai ae
kyun apne bal pe
deewaane magroor hai
tirchhi nazar ka nishaana
mash’hoor hai
haaye
na rukegaa ye waar
abhi hogi teri haar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen

main hoon akeli
na rehnaa is khayaal mein
tadpe kahin naa
tu apne hi jaal mein
main hoon akeli
na rehnaa is khayaal mein
tadpe kahin naa
tu apne hi jaal mein
haaye
hain adaayen hazaar
o shikaari hoshiyaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen

meri nazar mein chhupi hai
ye taaseer(?) bhi
pal mein badal doon
main teri taqdeer bhi
meri nazar mein chhupi hai
ye taaseer(?) bhi
pal mein badal doon
main teri taqdeer bhi
haaye
kho naa jaaye qaraar
aage tujhe ikhtiyaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen


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Govind Nihalani joined Hindi film industry as a Cinematographer in 1974. In the initial period, he mainly worked with Shyam Benegal as a Cinematographer, both for his documentary and feature films. In 1980, he turned director and directed some socially relevant films such as ‘Aakrosh’ (1980), Vijeta (1982), ‘Ardha Satya’ (1983), ‘Aghaat’ (1985), ‘Drishti’ (1990), ‘Drohkaal’ (1994), ‘Hazaar Chauraasi Ki Maa’ (1998). Almost all his films, both as a Cinematographer and the Director were critically acclaimed.

With ‘Thakshak’ (1999), Govind Nihalani made his first attempt (and probably the last) in producing and directing a commercial genre of Hindi film, also called ‘the mainstream Bollywood’ film. In his interview held sometime in December 1999 which was published on the ‘Rediff On The Net’, Govind Nihalani revealed that Ajay Devgan was keen to work with him and he had a script ready to fit the role for him. Manmohan Shetty, who had produced some of Govind Nihalani offbeat films, was requesting him to make a film for the wider audience also. The eagerness of Ajay Devgan to work with him, getting Manmohan Shetty to finance the film and an opportunity to experiment with a different genre of film, prompted him to make ‘Thakshak’ (1999). Ajay Devgan and Tabu were the lead pair with Amrish Puri, Rahul Bose, Govind Namdev, Nethra Raghuraman, A K Hangal, Ravi Patwardhan, Uttara Baokar etc. in supporting roles.

As revealed by Govind Nihalani in a separate interview, producing and directing a commercial film was a new experience for him. His earlier films were made with a small budget, and he did not have the pressure of box office success. Hence, he made his earlier films without interference from any quarters. While making ‘Thakshak’, though he did not have any problem with his main actors, there were pressures from the distributors to make some changes in the script of the film with their own suggestions when they were shown the rushes of the film. That the film took 2 years to complete (as against his earlier films which he completed in less than one year) would indicate that he had to compromise on his script which Govind Nihalani had originally written.

I had not watched the film when it was released. In fact, I did not have any idea about the story of the film. The only thing I knew about the film at that time was a dance song picturised on Tabu which I liked and therefore had watched the song on TV music channels a few times. Sometime back, that dance song came back to my mind and I refreshed my memory by watching the video clip of the song. I liked the song so much that I marked in my mind to write an article on this song for the Blog. Subsequently, I also watched the film on You Tube.

‘Thakshak’ (1999) is a romantic crime thriller. The story of the film was in keeping with the socio-political situations in the country, particularly in Mumbai of Builders-Underworlds-politicians nexus. Ishaan (Ajay Devgan), is the son of Nahar Singh (Amrish Puri), the partner in the real estate business of Jodha Bhai (Ravi Patwardhan) who in reality is a gangster. Sunny (Rahul Bose), the grandson of Jodha Bhai and Ishaan are great friends. But their temperament is quite different. Sunny believes that the power flows from the barrel of a gun. Ishaan reminds him that that the one who thrives on the power of gun can also get killed by the same gun. The subtle temperament of Ishaan is further soften when he meets his lady love Suman (Tabu). The influence of Suman on Ishaan turns him to shed the violent life of the underworld to the decent life of a common man. But Ishaan is in dilemma as his oath of allegiance to Sunny to remain with him as his partner in crime and his conscious telling him to follow the life like a common man like his idealistic romantic partner, Suman. A further complications in these relationship – Ishaan and Sunny and Ishaan and Suman develops when Suman is the witness to the crime committed by Sunny in killing the owner of an old house to grab the plot where Ishaan is the partner in the crime. How the emerging situations themselves force Ishaan to come out of his moral obligations toward Sunny and follow the path of humanity is the finale of the film.

Now my 2 cents on the film. The story of a criminal trying to live a decent life like a common man has been tried in Hindi films many time. But in ‘Thakshak’, Govind Nihalani has given somewhat different treatment in that he has projected Ishaan caught in a moral dilemma of protecting his gangster friend, Sunny against whom his lady love, Suman has testified. The emotional upheaval Ishaan goes through has been well presented. All the three main actors – Ajay Devgan, Tabu and Rahul Bose have performed very well. However, the momentum of the story slows down due to 8 songs in the film most of which do not fit into the story of the film. Also, in my view, there was no need for the role of Nethra Raghuraman as a night club dancer on whom 2 songs have been picturised. I guess these are the additions which may have been suggested by the distributors. I feel that the story, screenplay, and dialogues with the exclusions of some songs and some unwarranted scenes would have turned the film into an absorbing thriller. Nonetheless, the film is interesting to watch at least once.

‘Thakshak’ (1999) has 8 songs, written by Mehboob (6) Sukhwinder Singh (1) and Sukhwinder Singh-Tejpal Kaur (1) which were set to music by A R Rahman. None of the songs has been represented on the Blog. I present the first song to appear on the Blog which is my most favourite song from the film. The song is ‘mujhe rang de range de mujhe rang de’ which is a semi-classical dance song. At the same time, the music composition sounds like that of a qawwali song.

The song is written by Sukhwinder Singh jointly with Tejpal Kaur and rendered by Asha Bhosle. There are some Punjabi words in the lyrics.

There is an interesting trivia as to how Sukhwinder Singh got to write this song as well as one more song for the film. He had come to ‘Chennai to meet A R Rahman for the first time. He was composing tunes for ‘Thakshak’ (1999). A R Rahman asked him whether he can write songs. Sukhwinder Singh promptly nodded and wrote the song under discussion. When Rahman asked him to pen one more song, Sukhwinder Singh told him that he has come to get some singing assignments from him. Rahman kept his promise and gave him to sing chal chhainyya chhainyya chhainyya chhainyya from ‘Dil Se’ (1998).[Source: The Asian Age, May 16, 2016].

While listening to this song, I felt that there is some spiritual feel in the opening lines of the songs as it is repeated several times. I remembered that Hazrat Amir Khusrow had written a Sufi Kalam, ‘mohe apne hi rang mein rang de’. This has become inspiration for some lyricists of Hindi films to include this spiritual element. One example is the song, o rangrez, tere rang dariya mein from ‘Bhaag Milka Bhaag’ (2013).

According to Sukaina Nagpal, the song was choreographed by her mother, Saroj Khan. [Source: Rediff interview appeared on July 3, 2020]. It is a 7+ minutes dance song picturised on Tabu who is not a trained dancer. Yet, she has performed the dance gracefully. The confidence of the Choreographer in the dancing ability of Tabu can be judged from the fact that she was covered in mid-shot frame to capture her hand gestures, expressions, and steps most of the time. Some of her shots were of longer durations, which is possible only when it is picturised on a trained dancer. Note Tabu’s expression and hand gestures at 5:36-5:42 in line with the lyrics. Probably, she must have toiled a lot during the rehearsals. All the supportive dancers did very well in synchronization of dancing steps as well as expressions and gestures. For example, watch 3:52 – 4:22 of the video clip. This is, in my view, one of the best dances choreographed by Saroj Khan in Hindi films.

I think after S D Burman, A R Rahman is one among the current music directors who is expert in picking the right playback singer suitable to his style of songs. In this film, he has used Hema Sardesai, Sujata Trivedi, and Alisha Chinoy among female playback singers for other songs. It is said that A R Rahman selects a playback singer only after he has composed the tune and the music for a song. His musical compositions decide the playback singer. For the song under discussion, he has used Asha Bhosle’s voice. And it turned out to be the right choice. Note how Asha Bhosle takes the octave leap from lower to higher pitch effortlessly. Towards the end of the song, her aalaaps are mesmerising. The song ends with Tabu going into a trance true of a Sufi singing.

Lastly, I must make a special mention of the flute interlude in the song from 2:58 to 3:34. I guess, it was played by Flautist, Naveen Kumar who has been continuously associated with A R Rahman since ‘Roja’ (1992) until he moved to Mumbai in 2003. Thereafter, Naveen Kumar played flute for A R Rahman, albeit occasionally.

I can watch the video clip of this song umpteen time because all those who are associated with song have done exceedingly well to make it a classic dance song.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Mujhe rang de rang de mujhe rang de (Takshak)(1999) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Sukhwinder Singh-Tejpal Kaur, MD-A R Rahman
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

Mujhe rang de…….ae
rang de
mujhe rang de rang de
mujhe rang de ae
mujhe rang de
rang de
mujhe rang de rang de mujhe rang de

ho o o o ho o
ho o o o ho o
ho o o o ho o
ho o o o ho o

mujhe rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de

haan mujhe rang de mujhe rang de
mujhe rang de rang de mujhe rang de
haan rang de haan rang de
haan apni preet vich rang de
ho o o o ho o
ho o o o ho o

mujhe rang de mujhe rang de
mujhe rang de rang de mujhe rang de
haan rang de haan rang de
haan apni preet vich rang de
mujhe rang de mujhe rang de
mujhe rang de rang de mujhe rang de
haan rang de haan rang de
haan apni preet vich rang de

main ban ke savera jaag uthhi
main jaag uthhi…ee ee
main banke savera jaag uthhi
main jaag uthhi
jee jaag uthhi
main banke morni naach uthhi
main naach uthhi
channa naach uthhi
tere naina mere naina
mere nainon mein rang de
haan rang de haan rang de
haan apni preet vich rang de
ho o o o ho o

tere naina mere naina
mere nainon mein rang de
haan rang de haan rang de
mujhe apni preet vich rang de

rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de

rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de
rang de rang de mujhe
rang de rang de mujhe
rang de rang de mujhe
rang de
rang de

tere sapnon ke aangan mein chham chham chaloon
main chaloon main chaloon tere sang sang chaloon
aaja aaja ve aaja tu ban ke hawa
tere sadke jaawaan
tere vaare jaawaan
aaja aaja ve aaja tu banke hawa
tere sadke jaawan tere vaare jaawan
mujhe rang de mujhe rang de
mujhe rang de rang de mujhe rang de
haan rang de haan rang de
haan apni preet vich rang de
mujhe rang de mujhe rang de
mujhe rang de rang de mujhe rang de
haan rang de haan rang de
aa apni preet vich rang de

rang de……ae
rang de

[Sargam]

main bhi tanha hoon
tu bhi hai tanha kahin
main adhoori yahaan
tu adhoora kahin
ik aahat si hoti hai mujhko yahaan
tu kahaan hai kahaan hai kahaan hai kahaan
mujhe le chal tu
le chal tu
le chal wahaan…aan aan
jahaan tak aasmaan aasmaan aasmaan…aan aan
ho mohobbat ki duniya nasheman jahaan
mujhe le chal tu le chal tu le chal wahaan
ho mohobbat ki duniya nasheman jahaan
mujhe le chal tu le chal tu le chal wahaan
tu le chal wahaan
tu le chal wahaan
tu le chal wahaan

rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de

aa aa aa aaa aaaa
(rang de rang de)
aa aa aa aa aaaa
(rang de rang de mujhe rang de)
ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
(rang de rang de)
ae ae ae
(rang de rang de mujhe rang de)
ae ae ae ae ae ae
(rang de rang de)
rang de……….
(rang de rang de mujhe rang de)
de……….ae
(rang de rang de)
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de

(ho o o o ho o)
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de

(ho o o o ho o)
rang de rang de mujhe rang de
rang de rang de
rang de rang de mujhe rang de


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5303 Post No. : 17376

“Chehra”(1946) was an obscure movie. Very little information is available on this movie. Our inhouse encyclopeadia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, while discussing a song from this movie, had shared some rare information about this movie.

According to those details, T”Chehra”(1946) was directed by Rajendra Sharma for Upright pictures, Bombay. The movie had Najma, Kamal Jamindar, Suraiya Zulfi, Mustafa, Jugal Kishore, Kneez, Baby Anwari, Baldev Raj etc. All these actors were small time actors. The Suraiyya Zulfi in this movie was different from the famous Suraiyya.

This movie, which was released in 1947, flopped badly. The movie had nine songs and these songs ended up being forgotten. Even HFGK could not get much details about the songs of the movie. Singers of most of the songs were unknown according to HFGK. Gradually, the songs of this movie have become available online. This blog already contains four songs out of nine.

Here is the fifth song from “Chehra”(1946). HFGK is silent about the singer. Listening to the song , it is clear that it is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. I C Kapoor is the lyricist. Music is composed by M A Mukhtaar.

The lyrics are quite raunchy to listen to. Those days, songs with this kind of lyrics sometimes faced the ire of the censores. Apparently, this song had no such problem, seeing that this as well as other songs of this movie were hardly played on radio or loudspeakers so few people were even aware of these songs.

Only audio of the song is available. So it is difficult to guess how and on whom this song was picturised.


Song-Haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale (Chehra)(1946) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-I C Kapoor, MD-M A Mukhtar

Lyrics

Haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
haan jee
gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee

angiya ke palle more khul khul jaayen
patli kamar bal khaaye khaaye jaaye
angiya ke palle more khul khul jaayen
patli kamar bal khaaye khaaye jaaye
o mora ubhra jobanwa tumko bulaaye
mere dil pe
mere dil pe raaja jee dekho nikle hai haaye
nikle hai haaye
suno jee
aur kuchh suno jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee

meri zulfen hain kaali
mere gaalon pe laali
maine haathhon pe menhndi lagaai re
meri zulfen hain kaali
mere gaalon pe laali
maine haathhon pe menhndi lagaai re
o mora bhola sa man
gora gora badan
ye jawaani
haaye jawaani ki duniya basaai re
basaai re
?? looto jee dil ko lutaao jee
dil ko lutaao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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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Today’s song is from the film Choron ki Baraat-1960. This is a very rare song from a film, which is making its Debut on the Blog with this song. There was another film having the same title ,in 1980 also. 26 film titles started with the word Chor…, from 1931 to 2012.

produced by Charanjeet, under the banner of K Pictures, Bombay, the film was directed by Pradeep nayyar and the Music Director was Manohar (Arora), whose assistants for this film were Sonik-Omi, who themselves became a reasonably successful MD pair with the film ” Dil ne phir yaad kiya”-1966. The cast of the film was Amarnath (Bharadwaj), Nazi, Shaikh, Nemo, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Gulab, Jeevankala, Ram Mohan and many others.

Film Choron ki barat-60 was a story about a hidden treasure and different people who are after getting it and how they try to outsmart others. It is a strange coincidence that in this film, there are artistes who, in their real life, were fit to be in a Choron ki baraat. What I mean to say is that, one Lyricist and one singer from this film cheated the film industry, the audience and the common people by hiding certain facts. Not only these two, but some other famous actors, actresses, singers etc, have hidden their career matters from others – mind you, not inadvertently but intentionally ! I am providing details of some such cases here for your information.

There were 5 Lyricists for 6 songs of this film. One of them was “Gulzar Deenvi”, who was known as ‘ Gulzar’ – the famous poet, director , singer and actor in later days. One of the singers of this film was Mahendra Kapoor. These two are the culprits, who tried to hide and cheat everyone in not admitting honestly how they entered the filmline. Now read this –

Gulzar’s first song was not from Bandini – 63, as is always claimed by him, in every interview. He has written lyrics in films Choron ki Baraat-60, Diler Haseena-60 and Shriman Satyawadi-60. He wrote these songs as Gulzar Deenvi. But he also wrote lyrics in the film Kabuliwala-61 and Prempatra-62 in the name of Gulzar. Even then he claims Bandini-63 as his first film- which is wrong. There is enough proof that Gulzar Deenvi and Gulzar is the same person.

Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar, Mahendra Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition – 57, for Newcomers. His victory captured the attention of filmmaker Raja Nawathe, who used him in 1958’s Sohni Mahiwal. This also caused a controversy, because the contest was for new comers and Mahendra Kapoor had already sung songs in several films like Madmast-53, Madhur milan-55 Lalkar-56 and Heer-56 and also his first solo song in film Diwali ki raat-56. Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc etc.

Mala Sinha came from Calcutta to make a career in Bombay films. In Calcutta she worked in a Bilingual film ‘Chitrangadha-54’ in Bangla and Hindi. In 54 again,she did her first film in Bombay, Badshah-54, then came Hamlet-54, Riyasat-55 and Ekadashi-55. In all her interviews, Mala Sinha always quoted “Rangeen Raten”-56 with Shammi Kapoor as her first film in Bombay. She was ashamed of revealing that in film Riyasat-55, her Hero was Mahipal and in film Ekadashi the Hero was Trilok Kapoor. She always hid this fact. There are many Heroines who want to hide their struggling days. For example,in film “Professor”-62 Shammi Kapoor’s Heroine was Kalpana. Though touted as her first film,her first film was Pyar ki Jeet-62, opposite Mahipal- a fact which Kalpana always hid from everyone.

Similarly, A grade Heroine Meena Kumari also had done several Mythological and costume films before Baiju Bawra took her high up and above other Heroines. Filmslike Veer Ghatotkach-49, Shri Ganesh Mahima-50, Laxmi Narayan-51, Hanuman Paataal vijay-51 and Alladin aur Jadui Chirag-52 had Mahipal as her Hero. In her later years,she always hid her earlier film Heroes. Even comedian Johnny Walker,who is supposed to have made a beginning with Baazi-51, had earlier worked in “The last message or Aakhri paigham”-49. A C grade film. However this fact is not told by anyone.

Not only actors,but even singers do this. They hesitate to say that they first sang for C grade films. Take the case of Sudha Malhotra, who used to declare Arzoo-50 as her first film, under Anil Biswas,but she never told that earlier she had sung 3 songs in film Aakhri paigham-49, under the baton of Abid Hussein Khan, a less known composer.

It is very unfortunate that once the artiste becomes famous, he tends to forget his humble beginning with a less known film or a composer. This is because they are ashamed of it. Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji,famous collector and a film Historian,rues that they do so. He feels the blame also goes to people who take their interview,because the interview taker does not do proper homework. Many times they do not know anything and simply listen to whatever is told by the artiste.

One of the names in the cast of this film is NEMO. Hardly any reader would remember this name, but he was a major actor in the Hindi films of New Theatres, Calcutta and some films of Raj Kapoor in Bombay. Incidentally, the film Choron ki Baraat-1960 was his last film in which he had acted, though in a small role. The film was released just 10 days after Nemo died in Bombay. Here is his Bio-data….

Mirza Muhammad Begg was born on 27th december 1903 at Calcutta. He passed his Senior Cambridge. One day he, along with some friends, visited New Theatres to see a film shooting. Mirza Muhammad Begg merely wanted to watch the shooting of ‘Yahoodi Ki Larki’ (1933) but, as luck would have it, his visit to the New Theatres studio in Calcutta led to a small role in the same film. The part was that of a Roman king and little did Begg know back then that he’d soon be turning to Latin to fish out a lasting identity.

A year later, he was invited by New Theatres’ founder B.N. Sircar to work as the production manager of ‘Karwan-e-Hayat’ (1935) and another chance role beckoned. A female actor who was supposed to play an old witch in the film failed to turn up for the shooting and Begg volunteered for the part. The make-up department stepped up to the challenge and Begg, unrecognisable in the get-up, did the job (and always considered it his best effort). What happened next is even more interesting. Once the film was ready, the makers felt apprehensive about revealing to the public that a man had played the witch’s role. Begg came up with a solution – a gender-ambiguous screen name for himself. And in a delightfully wacky move, he picked a name that means ‘nobody/nothing’ in Latin – ‘Nemo’.

The name stuck on and this was the beginning of Nemo’s steadfast association with New Theatres – one that resulted in a string of features like ‘Karodpati’, ‘Dushman’, ‘Doctor’ and ‘Zindagi’. He was Vidushak, the royal jester, in ‘Vidyapati’, a rigid but caring father in ‘Jawani Ki Reet’ and the devoted caretaker Dharamdas in P.C. Barua’s ‘Devdas’. These diverse characters earned him appreciation from audiences and critics alike. Further, the story of the Saigal hit ‘The President’ (1937) was based on his idea and he was duly credited for the same. Alongside his work in films, he also edited and published ‘Akkas’ – a very popular Urdu (and later, Urdu-English bilingual) film magazine in those days. Its surviving copies now serve as an important archive of the early talkies. His last film with New Theatres was Kashinath. When Calcutta was bombed by Japan in late 1942, Nemo migrated with his family to his ancestral hometown, Lucknow. He later went over to Bombay for a short while to work in Mazhar Khan’s ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945), and then returned to Lucknow to settle into a life far removed from the studio lights.

In the middle of it all lies an extraordinary fact – at the time he entered the movies, M.M. Begg was a national billiards champion! He won the inaugural Indian Open Billiards Championship in 1931 and never left the game thereon, despite a busy and flourishing film career. He won the trophy again in 1937, and between the 2 wins, he was the runner-up thrice. Not to mention, he represented the country at international tournaments and also headed various administrative organisations related to the game. His contributions towards establishing and popularising billiards and snooker in India are widely mentioned, and always in glowing terms. He was also obsessed with Racing.

It was nearly a decade after ‘Pehli Nazar’ that Raj Kapoor managed to pull Nemo out of his sabbatical for 2 memorable final acts in ‘Shree 420’ and ‘Jagte Raho’. In both, Nemo played similar roles of manipulative, corrupt seths who hide their sinister designs behind a facade of respectability. If he was jittery about facing the camera after a long gap, it doesn’t show (unless Seth Sonachand’s trembling chin is not a mannerism ). He was particularly effective in ‘Shree 420’, where he puts on the most evil smile possible and hisses to Raj Kapoor, “Aap se mulaqaat ho gayi, is mein fayda hi fayda hai.” He also did 3 more films- Raja Vikram-57 and Nag Champa-58 and Choron ki Baraat-60.

Nemo worked for 19 films of New Theatres and 6 others, totalling 25 films in all. His Filmography – Yahudi ki ladki-33, Karwaan E Hayat-35, Devdas-35, Karodpati-36, Manzil-36, Vidyapati-37, Anath Ashram-37, President-37, Dushman-38, Dharati Mata-38, Abhagin-38, Jawani ki reet-39, Badi Didi-39, Zindagi-40, Haar Jeet-40, Doctor-40, Aandhi-40, Lagan-41, Saugandh-42, Paheli Nazar-45, Shri 420-55, Jaagte Raho-56, Raja Vikram-57, Nag Champa-58 and Choron ki Barat-1960

It is believed that he died in Bombay on 18-8-1960. Cinema, publishing, sports – Mirza Muhammad Begg distinguished himself in everything he touched. And chose to call himself NEMO – a nobody. ( based on information from Filmdom-1946, HFGK, muVyz and an article by Yasir Abbasi ji, with thanks.)

Today’s song is a duet sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mahendra Kapoor.


Song-Le maar haath pe haath (Choron Ki Baaraat)(1960) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Manohar Arora
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

Le maar haath pe haath
goriye kar le pakki baat
faislaa ho jaaye
jaa jaa
faisla ho jaaye
arre pade zor ke saath
jo tere munh per ulta haathh
faisla ho jaaye

Allah jee
faisla ho jaaye
balle balle heeriye
oy balle balle Raanjhna

Dil ka sauda dil se kar ke
dekh zara mutiyaare
hoy dil ka sauda dil se kar ke
dekh zara mutiyaare
hoy dekh zara mutiyaare
jaa jaa re jaa tu
aur kisi ko dena aise laare
ho aise laare

tu kehna mera maan
ke hoga tera ye ehsaan
faisla ho jaaye
abhi
faisla ho jaaye
le maar haathh pe haathh
ha a a

kaathh ke ulloo itna keh de
kya hai tera iraada
kaathh ke ulloo itna keh de
kya hai tera iraada
hoy kya hai tera iraada

arre laakh buri hai soorat
lekin dil ka hoon shehzaada
main hoon shehzaada
arre kya hai tera zor
agar main abhi machaa doon shor
faisla ho jaaye

haaye Billo
faisla ho jaaye
arre pade zor ke saath

balle balle heeriye
o balle balle Ranjhna

bhola bhaala mukhdaa
us per gusse ki ye laali
hoy bhola bhaala mukhdaa
us per gusse ki ye laali
hoy gusse ki ye laali
arre chhod chhod chunri ka palla
warna doongi gaali
ho doongi gaali

yoon nakhron se na maar
tu karle deewaane se pyaar
faisla ho jaaye
jaa jaa
faisla ho jaaye
le maar haathh pe haath
ha ha

mera peechha chhod ke
apna kar le koi thhikaana
mera peechha chhod ke
apna kar le koi thhikaana
hoy kar le koi thhikaana

arre saaya ban kar saath rahega
tera ye deewaana
ho ye deewaana
hatt yoon na mujhko ghoor
teri nazron se ho jaadoo
faisla ho jaaye

haaye guddo
faisla ho jaaye


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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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5300 Post No. : 17361

Today’s song is from the film Milan-1958.

Films having titles as Milan were made in 1946, 1958, 1967, and 1994. Then there was Milan ki Aag-1991, Milan ki Pyaas-1989, Milan ki Raat-1967 and Milan Talkies-2019. Even during the Silent era 2 such films were made, one in 1924 and the other in 1929. Milan-1946 had a historical value as it was made in Hindi and Bangla and was based on Tagore’s novel ” Noukadubi”. This was a Debut film for 2 Heroines, namely Meera Mishra and Ranjana- both opposite Dilip Kumar. The more famous film was Milan-1967, starring Sunil Dutt and Nutan and it was a remake of a hit Telugu film ” Mooga Manasulu”-1963. Its song ‘ Saawan ka mahina’ by Mukesh and Lata was very famous. It had a ‘rebirth’ story.

Film Milan-1958 was not actually based on a Rebirth story, but its story was about a loving couple separated and joined together after some years. The Indian audience loves such stories. That is why films having ‘ Happy Ending ‘ are made 100 times more than ‘ Sad Ending ‘ films ! When Saigal featured in the film ” Devdas’ in 1935, in which he died at the end, there was a wave of films in which the hero dies at the end. Dilip Kumar was a victim of such 8 consecutive films. Though his initial fame came with these films, it also stamped him as ” Tragedy King” and he had to consult a Psychiatrist and as per advice he shifted to Comedy films !

Film Milan-58 was directed by Kedar Kapoor. Kedar Kapoor was born on 2-9-1927. Not much information is available about him. Kedar joined the film line in 1945 and did a small role in the film Bhakta Prahlad-46. Working as an assistant to many directors, he started his career by directing the film Lal Pari-1954. In all he directed 35 Hindi films, mostly B and C grade. He specialised in Dara singh films. He directed 8 films of Dara Singh in the 60s. Some of his films were, Miss Cocacola-55, Changez khan-57, Senapati-57, Dara singh-64, Patanga-71 etc etc. His last film was Bekhabar-83. Kedar kapoor died on 5-6-1987.

The film was made by N.C.Films, a family concern and it was produced by Gulshan Behl-his brother. My sincere opinion is that there were only 2 MDs who were real melody makers. They were Hansraj Behl and Chitragupt. In every film atleast 50% songs used to be very melodious. Unfortunately, both of them never ranked in the “A” grade or within the first 5 to 10 MDs. This was because, barring some exceptions, they were never attached to any famous or well known film houses. That is how the film industry worked !

Hansraj Behl and his brother, Gulshan Behl founded N.C.Films, on their father’s name-Nihal Chand- and produced B and C grade movies to which Hansraj gave his music. Hansraj was known as Master ji, in the industry. Only two people were known as Master ji…one was Ghulam Haider and the other was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj usually worked alone and rarely used any assistant while giving music.

Hansraj is remembered for giving initial playback singing breaks to Asha Bhonsle and Madhubala Jhaveri. He also gave a chance to his own friend Verma Malik-Lyricist. Malik used to live with him initially, in Bombay. He composed music for 62 films from Pujari-46 to Badmashon ka Badmash-79. One film “Insaaf ka Khoon” was released after his death,in 1988.

Hansraj Behl is one of the music directors who became successful in the post independence era. He composed music for not only Hindi films but also for Punjabi films. Hansraj was born on 26th November 1916 in Punjab. He got his basic education in music from Pt. Chunnilal. Then he opened his music school in Lahore and he had some non-film records released under the label of HMV. In 1944 Hansraj came to Bombay to try his luck in the Hindi film industry as a music director.

After one year of struggle he got his first film Pujari, made by Ardeshir Irani, in 1946. He got films like Gwaalan and Phulwari in the same year, but all these films could not do well at the box office. Behl tasted success in 1947 with the release of Lakhon Mein Ek and Chheen Le Azadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Azadi became very popular. In 1948 he came up with four films – Chunariya, Mitti Ke Khilone, Pardesi Mehmaan and Satya Narayan, of which Chunariya’s music was a hit especially the song ‘Dil-e-Nashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi..’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song which placed him among high class music directors was ‘Sab Kuchh Lutaya Hamne Aakar Teri Gali Me..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and written by Mulk Raj Bhaakri.

In the year 1949, he came out with Chakori, Raat Ki Raani, Zevraat and few more films. Lata sang one of her favourite songs, ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes Chakori Yahan Ro Ro Mare..’ in Chakori, which became very popular and it helped Hansraj to gain popularity among music lovers. ‘Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi in Raat Ki Raani was a nationwide hit.

In 1950-51 he gave many hit songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt and Suraiyya. Songs of Kisi Ki Yaad became very popular soon after the release of the film. ‘Koi Mujhko Na Bulaye..’ and ‘Tadapta Chhod Kar Mujhko Kahaan Tum Reh Gaye..’ both sung by Geeta Dutt and ‘O Jaane Wale Ye Kya Kiya..’ by Mohammed Rafi gained immense popularity. In 1952 he introduced Madhubala Jhaveri as a playback singer in Apni Izzat and Jaggu. Madhubala sang ‘Dil Mere Tera Diwaana..’ with Talat Mehmood and ‘Meethi Meethi Loriyaan Main Dheere Dheere Gaoon..’ (both Apni Izzat) featured her solo voice. In 1954, he again came out with musical films like Dost and Khaiber. ‘Aaye Bhi Akela Jaye Bhi Akela..’ from Dost (1954) sung by Talat Mehmood was among one of his memorable compositions.

He continued to give his best in films like Rajdhani, Milan, Miss Bombay, Changez Khan and Saawan. Songs like ‘Bhool Ja Sapne Suhane..’ from Rajdhani (1956), ‘Mohabbat Zinda rehti Hai..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘ Jab Raat Nahi Katti..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘Zindagi Bhar Gham Judaai Ka..’ from Miss Bombay (1957), ‘Haseen Ho Khuda To Nahi..’ from Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960), ‘Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama..’ from Saawan (1959) and ‘Tujhko Dhundu To Dhoondu Kahan..’ from Milan (1959) crossed all the barriers of success and Hansraj Behl’s name was on the lips of every music lover.

After all these successful films he continued to give music till 1969 but failed to give any hit because his later films were either stunts or fantasy films with little scope for having good music. His last hit song was an all time great creation ‘Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..’ which was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the film Sikandar-e-Aazam in 1965.

Hansraj Behl died of Cancer in Bombay on 20-5-1984.

The cast of the film Milan-1958 was Nalini jaywant, Ajit, Nishi, Helen, Tiwari, Tun Tun, Narmada Shankar etc. Nalini Jaywant worked with Ajit in 10 films and with Ashok Kumar in 11 films. In this matter Nirupa Roy beats all Heroines. She worked with balraj sahani in 12 films, With Jairaj in 16 films, with Trilok Kapoor in 18 films and ….hold your breath, with Ashok Kumar, she worked in 21 Films ! (By the way she acted as Amitabh’s mother in 12 films too !).

The story of the film was….

Ajit and Nalini love each other and get married. They also have one son. While the son is growing up, they have serious differences and they separate from each other. Nalini , with her son, shifts to another town and works as a Nurse in a Hospital. Ajit gets involved with another girl-Nishi. After a few months, Nishi cheats Ajit and leaves him. Ajit gets disgusted with his life and leaves the town. By coincidence he too lands in the same town where Nalini and his son are living. They do not know about each other’s existence in the same town. One day, Ajit meets with an accident and is brought to the same hospital where Nalini is serving. She is shocked to see Ajit. She looks after him with care and as soon as he is well enough to be discharged, Nalini resigns from the hospital and packs her luggage to shift to another town- to be away from Ajit. Ajit enquires at the hospital about her address and goes to her house. Ajit begs her pardon and pleads her to be with him again. Both weep a lot together and then accept each other happily !

Today’s song is a duet by Rafi and Shamshad Begum, who have sung some of the best duets in Hindi films. Together, they sang 160 duets in their career. I am sure, more than 50 % will account for my favourites. Let us enjoy this duet now….


Song-Ho lamba chauda jaat jaat re khud ko samjhe Laat (Milan)(1958) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

ho lamba chauda jaat jaat re
khud ko samjhe laat
baat meri maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi
ab pehchaane na
makhna
hoy girgit jaisi naar
naar tu badle rang hazaar
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane na
meri banto

o o o
?? to nahin hai koi aur(??) jee
dekho dil ko na todo
o o o
o o o
koi ho
man hi jaayega koi aur jee
jaao peechha chhodo

tu lathhmaar ganwaar
bada hai
pyaar ka thhekedaar
baat meri maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi ab pehchaane na
o makhna

o o o
mere peechhe to pad gayi chhokri
dekho duniya waalon

o o o o
o o o o
main to karoongi tumhaare sang naukri
zara preet lagaa lo
o basre ki hoor
hoor
o khatte hain angoor
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane na
o banto

o o o o
dil diya hai to sadke jaan bhi
chaahe hamen aazmaa le
o o o o
o o o o
sachche pyaar ki hamen hai pehchaan jee
jaao dorey na daalo

??
per maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi
ab pehchaane na
hurrrr
o girgit jaisi naar
naar tu badle hai rang hazaar
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane naa
meri banto

ho lamba chauda jaat
jaat re khud ko samjhe laat
baat meri maane na
hey dil leke bedardi ab pehchaane na
o makhna


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.

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5297 Post No. : 17347

#the Decade of Sixties – 1961 – 1970 #
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The song being presented in this post is a song from a movie released in the year ‘1965’. Regulars on the blog would remember that our Respected Sudhir ji had started a series called ‘missing movies of the sixties’ where songs from till then unrepresented movies were introduced. These songs were rare songs that were difficult to find and many of them were not not available online at that time.

I have noted in one of myrecent posts that many songs which were not available ten years back have since become available online thanks of the efforts of music lovers.

Today I came across one such movie viz ‘Chaar Chakram’ from ‘1965’ which had made its debut on the blog on 18.01.2018 under ‘Missing Films of 1960s’.

Today we will be adding the second song from this movie on the blog. Incidentally we are adding this second song exactly five years aftter the movie made its debut on the blog blog. If there was a ‘blog five year challenge’ then this would nicely fit int that category. 🙂

“Chaar Chakram” was directed by Sultan for ‘P.M. Pictures’.

It had Leela Kumar, Shyam Kumar, Tun Tun, S.K. Prem, Anjum, Fazalkhan, Kenny, Bob, Butter, Jilani, Ajit, Harun, A. Siddiqui, Hamida, Sabina, Lawrence, Chand, Doctor, Dawood, Amir, Mohammad Sandow, Ahmed, Zeenat, Puroshottam, Bhai Das, Iqbal and others.

This movie has four songs as per following details.

All the four songs of ‘Chaar Chakram-1965’ were written by Anjaan music was composed by Suresh-Talwar.

Here is the list of songs of this movie :-

S.No. Song Title Singer Posted On
01 O jaane jahaan milega kahaan Usha Timothi
02 O bhole bhaale jawaab nahin tera Minu Puroshottam 18.01.2018
03 Aji yoon bigdo na sarkaar Mahendra Kapoor, Balbir
04 O baabu sun sun sun sun sun zaraa Asha Bhonsle Being discussed in this post

The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle.

Video for this song is not available. I guess that the movie is not available either.

Let us now enjoy this wonderful song sung by Asha Bhonsle. Lyrics are by Anjaan and music is composed by Suresh-Talwar.

Editor’s note:- This song is the 400th song in the blog from movies released in 1965.

Audio

Song-O baabu sun sun sun sun sun zara (Chaar Chakram)(1965) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Suresh-Talwar

Lyrics

o baabu sun sun sun sun
sun zaraa
taraana dil ka mastaana
nazar ka naazuk afsaana
sun zaraa
sun zaraa
o baabu sun sun sun sun
sun zaraa
taraana dil ka mastaana
nazar ka naazuk afsaana
sun zaraa
sun zaraa
o baabu sun sun sun sun
sun zaraa aa aa aa

paayal jo boley
dhadkan ye doley
masti mein doobe jahaan
aa aa
machlen hawaayein
naachen ghataayein
jhoome suhaana samaa aa
paayal jo boley
dhadkan ye doley
masti mein doobe jahaan
aa aa
machlen hawaayein
naachen ghataayein
jhoome suhaana samaa aa
saaraa zamaana jhoome
ho ke deewaana jhoome
jhoome zameen aasmaan
aa aa aa
o baabu sun sun sun sun
sun zaraa
taraana dil ka mastaana
nazar ka naazuk afsaana
sun zaraa
sun zaraa
o baabu sun sun sun sun
sun zaraa aa aa aa

bal khaati aaun
lehraa ke gaaoon
naghmen naye pyaar ke
ae ae
khushiyaan lutaaun
palken bichhaaun
raahon mein sansaar ke
ae ae
bal khaati aaun
lehraa ke gaaoon
naghmen naye pyaar ke
ae ae ae
khushiyaan lutaaun
palken bichhaaun
raahon mein sansaar ke
ae ae
jo ye taraana suney
naghmaa suhaana suney
ho jaaye mujhpe fidaa aa aa
o baabu sun sun sun sun
sun zaraa
taraana dil ka mastaana
nazar ka naazuk afsaana
sun zaraa
sun zaraa
o baabu sun sun sun sun
sun zaraa aa aa aa


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5288 Post No. : 17321

This new year 2023 has seen lots and lots of debutant movies being introduced to the blog. as many as seven movies made their debuts in the blog in this new year. One of the movies had just one song in it. So its debut coincided with its getting YIPPEED as well. We did not have a “proper” YIPpying of the movie so far.

To make up for that, here is the first “proper” Yippying occasion in the blog in 2023. The movie getting YIPPEED is “Basant”(1960).

“Basant”(1960) was produced and directed by Bibhuti Mitra for Mitra Productions Bombay. The movie had Nutan, Shammi Kapoor, Minoo Mumtaz,Kammoo,Cuckoo(guest artiste), Murad, Vittaldas Panchotia, Jagadish Kamal, Gyani, Rajendar, V.Namade, Rawley, ShyamLal And Johnny Walker in it.

This movie was not an original movie. It drew heavily from earlier movies which in turn drew heavily from yet other movies. The movie was a mixture of “Safar”(1946) and “Shabnam”(1949), which were hit movies made by Bibhuti Mitra in the past taking inspiration from Hollywood movies “It happened one night”(1934) and “Love Affair”(1939), later remade as “An Affair to remember”(1957).

Great Memsaab, when she was actively reviewing Hindi movies, had posted a long and funny review of this movie.

An excerpt, which was earlier quoted while discussing this movie, is quoted here again:-

“Take the plot of It Happened One Night, sprinkle in some ingredients from An Affair To Remember, then stir in a third plot which is completely nuts, and voila! it’s Basant. Two of my favorite Hollywood films and some masala craziness for the price of one Hindi film! Sure, there are huge plot holes and it’s nonsensical at times, but what do I care—especially when the hero and heroine are my beloved Shammi Kapoor and beautiful Nutan. They are great together: his nonchalant silliness complements her feisty character perfectly.
Plus, there’s Pran! and lovely music from OP Nayyar.

Meenakshi Rai (Nutan) is the spoiled daughter of millionaire Rai Bahadur (Murad). We know that she’s a modern girl because she wears trousers and says “My foot!” a lot. She wants to marry Rajesh (Pran), a man of whom her father disapproves strongly.

Her father is escorting her to Calcutta by train to get her away from Rajesh, but she disembarks at another stop in the middle of the night as he is sleeping. Her bag is stolen on the platform by a scoundrel named Billoo (Johnny Walker) and she chases him to a nearby fairground, where she recovers her bag but discovers that her father already has the police after her.

To escape them, she takes to the stage and sings a lovely song (“Raaste Mein”) with a guy named Ashim (Shammi Kapoor). But when she returns to the train station to catch the Bombay train, it’s crawling with police and her father is there! So is Ashim, who has figured out who she is; he’s traveling to Bombay as well.

She decides to take the bus instead and sits next to Billoo—who steals all the money from her purse when she isn’t looking. For some reason never explained, Ashim is on the bus too, and sees a police roadblock ahead. He pushes Billoo aside and saves her from detection.

They enact a hilarious drama of a possessive husband and his shrewish wife, and the policeman flees to avoid getting involved. Shammi and Nutan are really fun to watch as he continues to needle her (and imitates her “My foot!” at every opportunity), and she gives it back to him as good as she gets.

To escape further notice, Meenakshi and Ashim take to the side roads. When Billoo the con man sees a poster with her photo and a Rs 50,000 reward, he starts trailing them. There is a lot of other comic side plot action with Johnny, but I won’t go into it here. He is pretty funny, though.

As Meenakshi and Ashim head towards Bombay by whatever transport they can find, they argue a lot but are getting acquainted too. She tells him that she is headstrong because her father has always been so controlling, and she is longing for a little freedom. They are so CUTE together.

Back in Bombay, Rai Bahadur just wants his daughter back, and is even willing to compromise with Rajesh.

But Ashim and Meenakshi are falling in love.

So true! When the two reach her home in Bombay, she confesses her feelings to Ashim. He tells her to meet him after one month apart, as a test to make sure their love is true. This seemed like a bad idea in An Affair To Remember, and it seems like a bad idea now, but she happily agrees.

Unfortunately, Rajesh is waiting in the wings, and he needs her money. On Meenakshi’s birthday—which Ashim attends in disguise—Rai Bahadur announces her engagement to Rajesh, as promised. Ashim is furious and confronts her, but she reassures him that she loves him. Rajesh overhears them, and sends his thugs to kill Ashim when he goes on a trip to deliver a valuable necklace in this place (our lunatic third plot development):

On the night when they are to meet, Meenakshi has a car accident and is paralyzed from her waist down. Rai Bahadur dies of a heart attack when he hears the news. When she recovers enough to leave the hospital in a wheelchair, Rajesh tells her that Ashim is dead too.

Poor Meenakshi is bereft. Is Ashim really dead? If not, where is he? Did he show up for their rendezvous and think her absence meant she had decided to marry Rajesh? Will she marry Rajesh? Will she ever walk again?

Oh, the drama! The tears! The beauty of Shammi! “

Reading the above, we can realise that “Chori Chori”(1956) and “Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin”(1991) also used the same story.

Despite borrowing heavily from all time hit movies, “Basant”(1960) failed at the box office.

We are discussing songs of “Basant”(1960) so let us now coonfine us to songs. The movie had as many as 14 songs ! In a movie running around three hours, one third of time must have been taken by the songs themselves !

One notices that Asha Bhonsle’s voice figures in all 14 songs. It is easily a record for a singer to lend his/her voice in each and every song of a movie where the song count is so high.

The movie had as many as 10 Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duets. Easily a record in a movie for a duet singing pair. In addition, they figured in another song, that also had the voice of S D Batish.

O P Nayyar, the music director, clearly belived in one size fits all policy. All male actors lip synced in Rafi’s voice. All female actors lip synced in Asha Bhonsle’s voice. It the process, Asha Bhonsle lent her voice to Nutan, Kammo and Minu Mumtaz in different songs ! Video of four songs are not available, so who knows, she may have lent her voice to some more female actors in the movie. If all videos were available, then I would not be surprised to find that Johny Walker and Kammo had more songs picturised on them in the movie than Shammi Kapoor and Nutan !

As discussed above, the movie had 14 songs in it. 13 songs have already been covered.
Here is the list of the 13 songs that have been covered in the blog so far:-

Blog post number SongDate of posting Singer(s) Remarks
1860 Peechhe hat hat hat babu chhed naa 4 September 2009 Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Nutan
2815 Mere dil pe lagaake darling apne naam ki chit 20 August 2010 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Johny Walker and Kammo
6054 Raaste mein ik haseen 4 June 2012 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Nutan
6779 Chori chori ik ishaara ho gaya hai 3 october 2012 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Nutan
7296 Baaje waala Patiyaale waala 31 December 2012 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Johny Walker and Kammo, Post by Sudhir
8529 Nainon mein sooraj ki kirnen 14 August 2013 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Nutan
9967 Ukkad dukkad bamba 15 July 2014 Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Minu Mumtaz and Shammi Kapoor, Post by Sudhir
11240 Hamne unke saamne pehle to khanzar rakh diya 2 July 2015 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, S D Batish Picturised on Shammi Kapoor, Kammo and Johny Walker
13030 Mere lahange mein ghunghroo lagaa de 11 March 2017 Asha Bhonsle, Rafi Picturised on Nutan, Shammi Kapoor, Johny Walker
13203 Duniya pakki four twenty 28 April 2017 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Johny Walker, Video unavailable , Post by Arunkumar Deshmukh
16772 O madam Nancy you are my fancy 16 January 2022 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Video unavailable, Post by nahm
17130 Jee chaahta hai khench loon tasweer aapki (Basant) 8 September 2022 Asha Bhonsle, Rafi Video not available, post by nahm
17311 Idhar main khoobsoorat hoon (Basant) 5 January 2023 Asha Bhonsle, Rafi Video not available

We can see that this movie had a very long and eventful stay in the blog. The songs of this movie have been discussed not only by me, but also by Sudhir Jee, Arunkumar Deshmukh jee and nahm jee. We have discussed quite a few topics, while covering these songs, including introduction to some of our regulars.

Finally the movie gets YIPPEED in the blog with its 14th and final song. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. It is picturised on Minu Mumtaz and others.

Qamar Jalalabadi, whose remembrance day falls today, is the lyricist of the song. So this song serves as a tribute to him.

O P Nayyar is the music director of course.

Most of our posts these days appear in the early morning. But this song is about “Raat chaandni”, so postig it in the morning would have appeared inappropriate. so I am posting this song, when it is night. It is not quite “chaandni raat”(full moon night), that day was three days ago on 6 january 2023), but the moon is still full enough to be able to shed its chaandni tonight. So the setting for the song is appropriate enough.

So here is this 14th and final song from “Basant”(1960). Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Basant”(1960) get covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

video link (Longer song)

Audio (shorter song)


Song-Raat chaandni samay suhaana hai (Basant)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-O P Nayyar
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics(Based on Video link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)

raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
balley balley balley ae ae ae ae
raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
balley balley balley ae ae ae ae
tohey milega preetam pyaaraa
chhori hho
hoyye chhori..eee
tohey milega preetam pyaaraa
chhori hho
hoyye chhori…eee

ahhaa haa hhaaa aaa
kotlaa chhupaake jummeraat aayi hai ae ae
aaj mere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai ae
aaj mere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai
kotlaa chhapaake jummeraat aayi hai ae ae
aaj tere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai

ho o o aaj mere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai
raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
hho balley balley balley ae ae ae ae

sabhi baaraati taaron jaisey
dulha chanda jaisa
haayye rey chanda jaisaa
ghoonghat ke pat khol ke dekho
roop hai mera kaisa
haayye rey roop hai kaisaa aaaa
ghoonghat ke pat khol ke dekho (haa aaa haa aaaa)
roop hai tera kaisaa (haa aaa hhhaaaa aaaa)
tumhare roop hai kaisaa (haa aaa hhhaaaa aaaa)
haayye rey mar mar ke zaalim raat aayi hai ae ae
aaj tere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai
ho o o aaj mere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai
kotlaa chhapaake jummeraat aayi hai ae ae
aaj tere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai

ho o o aaj mere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai ae
raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
hho balley balley balley ae ae ae ae

log bichhaayen sej pe kaliyaan
maine bichhaayeen ankhiyaan
teri raah mein ankhiyaan
aisee waisi baat na kehna
dhadke mori chhatiyaan
haayye rey dhadke chhatiyaan aaan
aisee waisee baat na kehna
dhadke mori chhatiyaan
(haaa haaaa haaa)
hayye rey dhakdke chhatiyaan (haaa haaaa haaa)
taras taras ke ghadi milan ki haath aayi hai ae aeyye
aaj tere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai
ho o o aaj mere saiyyan ki baaraat aayi hai ae ae
kotlaa chhapaake jummeraat aayi hai
aaj tere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai

ho o ho aaj mere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai ae
raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
hha balley balley balley ae ae


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.

Blog Day :

5285 Post No. : 17315 Movie Count :

4660

Hullo Atuldom

“Bombay” (1995) was written & directed by Mani Ratnam (born Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam) and produced by S. Sriram & Jhamu Sughand. It was the second installment of Ratnam’s trilogy of films that depict human relationships against a backdrop of political turmoil. ‘Roja’ (1992) and ‘Dil Se’ (1998) were the other two.

‘Roja’ had the Kashmir problem causing upheaval in the lives of a newly-wedded couple, when the husband (a cryptologist) is sent on a mission to help Army communications centre intercept military intelligence.
‘Dil Se..’ had Assam insurgency as the backdrop which causes problems in the life of a program executive of All India Radio when he is sent to cover festivities in Assam.

I am going to control myself from giving further descriptions of ‘Roja’ and ‘Dil Se..’. Another common thread between the three films were that the A R Rehman the ‘Mozart of Madras’ was the music director.
“Bombay” was initially thought up as a romantic drama involving a Hindu boy and Muslim girl. At the time that Mani Ratnam was writing the movie India was going through a phase and there were riots post the demolition of the Babri Masjid. It affected him to the extent that the incident and its aftermath found its way into the story. Thus an ordinary love story of a Muslim girl running away to join her love (a Hindu) at his work place in Bombay and the troubles that they faced in riot torn city became a commercially & critically successful movie.

The movie had a cast of Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Raja Krishnamoorthy, Nassar, Tinnu Anand, Akash Khurana, Prakash Raj etc. Master Hriday & Master Harsha played the twin sons born to the young couple who are named Kabir Narayan & Kamal Basheer. Sonali Bendre & Nagendra Prasad appeared for a song. I learnt, as I sat to write this, that Nagendra Prasad is the brother of Prabhu Deva & Raju Sundaram and son of choreographer/ director Mugur Sundar.

A small titbit about the movie or we can call it a thoughtful casting by Mani Ratnam- Kitty a.k.a. Raja Krishnamoorthy played Basheer the heroine’s father & Nassar played Narayan Pillai the hero’s father. Another titbit about Kitty is that he is born & brought up in Mumbai and I feel great pride in saying that he is an alumni of my school and is an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management studies. He is one of the actors who has a corporate background, made his debut in films through Mani Ratnam’s ‘Nayakan’ (1987), did a lot of films through the 80s & 90s; post 2000 he is back in the corporate world and acts in the odd film since 2017. He has also written Business and Life Management book. He is very vocal about civic issues.

Here I also feel like talking about Sonali Bendre (the dancer in today’s song) who is a Cancer- survivor. She was born on 1st January 1975 in Mumbai. She made her debut in films through the modelling world. Her debut film was “Aag” in 1994 opposite Govinda where she played a college student who commits suicide on being forced to marry someone whom she doesn’t like. She won a LUX new face award in that years’ Filmfare awards. She has acted opposite all top heroes of the 90s before quitting for family life in 2004. But she has been frequent on the small screen as host, judge etc in television shows. She has also appeared in Tamil & Telugu films. She was diagnosed with Metastatic Cancer in 2018 & underwent treatment in New York. Wishing her all the best and good health too.

The songs for the Tamil version were written by Vairamuthu and Vaali. The Hindi (dubbed) version had Mehboob as the lyricist. Mehboob (Alam Kotwal) had worked with A R Rehman in ‘Rangeela’ and was introduced to Mani Ratnam by ARR. That is how he came to write songs for the dubbed “Bombay”. Today’s song is in the voice of Remo Fernandes.

With this post we also wish A R Rehman on his birthday today. The multi award winner made India proud by winning international awards including two Academy Awards. Wishing the Padma Shri award winner A R Rehman a very Happy Birthday.


Song-Ek ho gaye ham aur tum (Bombay)(1995) Singer-Remo Fernandes, Lyrics-Mehboob, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

ek ho gaye ham aur tum
to ud gayi neenden re
aur khanki paayal masti mein
to kangan khanke re
hamma hamma
hamma hamma hamma
hey hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
hai pehli baar mile
tumpe dam ye nikle
tumpe ye jawaani dheere dheere madham machle re
hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
hey hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma

khili chaandni jaisa ye badan janam mila tumko
man mein socha thha jaisa rup tera aaya nazar hamko
sitam khuli khuli ye sanam gori gori
ye baahen karati hai yoon
hame tumne jab gale lagaaya to kho hi gaye ham to
hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
hey hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
ek ho gaye ham aur tum
to ud gayi neenden re
aur khanki paayal masti mein to kangan khanke re
hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
hey hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
hai pehli baar mile
tumpe dam ye nikle
tumpe ye jawaani dheere dheere madham machle re
hamma
hey hey hamma

khuli zulf mein teri aankhon mein madhosh ho gaye
gore gaal pe bheege honth pe
yaara fida ho gaye
sanam pyaar mein bheegi raat mein
pyaas jagaate rahe
khatam na ho sanam pyaar ka mausam
chaahat badhti rahe
hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
hey hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
ek ho gaye ham aur tum
to ud gayi neenden re
aur khanki paayal masti mein
to kangan khanke re
hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
hey hey hamma, hamma
hey hey hamma, hamma, hamma
hey hamma, hamma
hamma, hamma, hamma
hey hey hamma, hamma


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Blog Day :

5279 Post No. : 17297

“Birju Ustaad”(1964) was produced by Sheikh Mukhtaar and directed by Manmohan Desai for Movie Miracle`s Bombay. The movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Chandrashekhar, Vijaya Chaudhry, Mukri, Uma Dutt, Tuntun, Rirkoo, Minoo Mumtaz, with new child star Jyoti Desai. They were supported by Nazir Kashmiri, Kamal Mohan, Fazal Karim, Haroon, Ajit, Samina, Eruch Tarapore, Farook, Prem Sagar, T.N.Charlie, Jerry Mason, Appa Khaire, Jeet Bala, Sunanda and Rafia Sultana etc.

“Birju Ustaad”(1964) had six songs in it. One song is covered in the blog so far.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and female chorus. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

Only audio of the song is available. It appears to be a dance song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Karke badnaam mujhe kahaan gayaa baalma (Birju Ustaad)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Female Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

karke badnaam mujhe
kahaan gayaa baalmaa aa
karke badnaam mujhe
kahaan gayaa baalmaaa
kaise bedardee ko maan liyaa saajnaa
saajnaa aaa aa
ho o o saajnaa
ho o o saajnaaa aaa
ho o o saajnaaa

karke badnaam mujhe
kahaan gayaa baalmaa
karke badnaam mujhe
kahaan gayaa baalmaa
kaisey bedardee ko maan liyaa saajnaa
saajnaa ho o o saajnaa aa
ho o o saajnaaa
ho o o saajnaaa

kitnaa haseen lagey sapnon ka chhailaa
kitnaa haseen lagey sapnon ka chhailaa
uske to aagey ajee chaand lagey mailaa
uske to aagey ajee chaand lagey mailaa
ho o o bolo chhupey ho kahaan aa aa
milney kaa mausam hai chaley aao baalmaa
milney kaa mausam hai chaley aao baalmaa
kaisey bedardee ko maan liyaa saajnaa
saajnaa aa aan
ho o o saajnaaa
ho o o saajnaaa
ho o o saajnaaa

laden jab log
dekho kaisee takraar ho o o
laden jab log
dekho kaisee takraar ho o
nainaa jo laden piyaa meethhaa meethhaa pyaar ho o
nainaa jo ladey piyaa meethhaa meethhaa pyaar ho
ho o o
banti hain yoon daastaan aa aan
main to jaanoon jiyaa jaaney
jaaney naheen baalmaa aa
main to jaanoon jiyaa jaaney
jaaney naheen baalmaa
kaisey bedardee ko maan liyaa saajnaa
saajnaa aa ho o o saajnaaa
ho o o
saajnaaa ho saajna


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