Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

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Blog Day :

5306 Post No. : 17386

“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.in it.

The movie had nine songs. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Chehra”(1946). Mohantara Talpade is the singer. The song is written by I C Kapoor. Music is composed by M A Mukhtaar.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.
audio link:

song-Man ke mankon ki maala (Chehra)(1946) Singer-Mohantara Talpade, Lyrics-Ishwar Chand Kapoor, MD-M A Mukhtaar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

man ke ae ae mankon ki maalaa
prem kee dor piro
prem kee dor piro
haree charanan mein laayee hoon oon oon
ab jo ho so ho

meera aa aaa aaa aa
meeraa ne girdhar naam kee
goonthhi thhee ek maalaa aa
aa aaa aa
goonthhi thhee ek maalaa aa aa


seet ne sri raam chandra ke
galey mein usko daalaa aaa aa aaaa
galey mein usko daalaa aa aa
phir jo seep ke ae ae
chun chhun moti ee
phir jo seep ke ae ae
chun chhun moti ee ee
nainan mein ban jyot
bhakti ke komal taaron mein
liye hain aaj piroye
ab jo ho so ho o

o o o o
narsi ne ae man ke mandir mein
haree naam ko paalaa aaa
hari..eee naam ko paalaa
soordaas ne
soordaas ne ae aankhein phodeen
jag mein aen
jag mein kiyaa ujaalaa
jag mein kiyaa ujaalaa

man ke ae mankon ki maalaa
prem kee dor piro o o
prem ki dor piro
hari..eee charanan mein laayee hoon oon oon
ab jo ho so ho o o


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 :

5299 Post No. : 17355 Movie Count :

4673

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (Missing movies of 1973-9)
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Today’s movie of ‘1973’ is ‘Charitra’.

As a cricketer in childhood I was aware that Salim Durrani has acted in a Hindi movie titled as ‘Charitra’. Seniors in our cricket playing group used to discuss such ‘interesting topics (?)’ then.

I think many of them may not have seenthis movie then as it was a movie with restricted viewing (i.e. passed by Censor Board with ‘A’ certificate).

I am not aware if this movie was at all screened in theatres or it just disappeared without trace.

Anyway we had always got to read that there was a movie in which cricketer Salim Durrani had acted.

Later on as a ‘movie watching’ boy and as a grown up person I became aware that Parveen Babi was the heroine of this movie and this was her debut movie.

Now equipped with HFGK I know that there were no songs in this movie except a ‘dohaa’ from ‘Ramayana’ played in the background. And the other sound track bearing ‘background music’, so there are two soundtracks of this movie which were released.

“Charita-1973” was directed by B.R. Ishara for ‘B.R.I. Arts’. B.R. Ishara was also the producer of this movie.

It had Parveen Babi (mentioned as the ‘hottest discovery) and Salim Durrani (mentioned as ‘ace cricketer of India’) with Manmohan Krishna, Asit Sen, Kanchan Mattu, Abhijeet Sen, Dilip Dutt, Johny Whisky, Amul Sen, Jyoti, Ratan, Latika, Jharna, Abbas, Murti, Ruzbay, Vasanti, Sameena, Madhu, Manoj, Raj Pankaj, Prem Pujari, Hira, Gulshan, Deepak Gayan, Madhu, and Gautam Sarin.

This movie also introduces two more new faces i.e. Arvind Kirad and Subramanium. C.S. Dubey had a special appearance in this movie.

This movie was written by B.R. Ishara who was also the producer and director of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by I.M. Kunnu.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.10.1973.

Music for this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri. He also sung the ‘doha’ by Tulsidas from Ramayana’.

There were no songs in this movie and so no lyricist contributed in the movie.

Only two soundtracks were released.

Today we present the ‘doha’ soundtrack sung by Bappi Lahiri in his own voice.

In the picturisation we can see Parveen Babi in a ‘dharm sankat’ 🙂 I guess, looking at books on ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’ scattered around her …

Today 20th January’2023 is the eighteenth ‘remembrance anniversary’ of actress Parveen Bai. She left this world on this day in ‘2005’.

So let us pay our tributes to her today!!!

With today’s presentation this movie ‘Charitra-1973’ makes its debut and also attains ‘Yippeeee-hood’ on the blog.

Video

Audio, also including background music

Song-Raghukul reeti sada chali aayee (Charitra)(1973) Singer-Bappi Lahiri, Lyrics-Tulsidas, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics(as per audio version)

raghukul reeti
sadaa chali aayi
praan jaayee paru
vachan na jaayi

raghukul reeti sadaa chali aayi
praan jaayee paru vachan na jaayi
raghukul reeti sadaa chali aayi
praan jaayee paru vachan na jaayi
raghukul reeti sadaa chali aayi ee
sadaa chali aayi …


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 :

5272 Post No. : 17282

(Tributes to Mohd Rafi and actor Om Prakash)
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Today’s post is to pay our tributes to the Legendary Singer Mohd Rafi who was born on this day 24th December in 1924 and passed away on 31st July’1980.

On this occasion I am presenting a song sung by him from the ‘1981’ movie ‘Maan Gaye Ustaad’.

On the screen this song is performed by actor Om Prakash.

That way this post also serves the purpose to pay our tributes to Om Prakash whose birth anniversary was on 19th December.
One of the finest character actors of Hindi Films Om Prakash was born on 19th December’1919 and passed away on 21st February’1998.

Today’s movie “Maan Gaye Ustaad-1981” was directed by Shibu Mitra for ‘Kapoor Films International, Bombay’.

It was produced by S.K. Kapoor.

It had Ashok Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Ajit, Bindu, Amjad Khan, Pran, Chandrashekhar, Rajendra Nath, Sonia Sahni, Devyani Thakkar, Uttam Sodhi, Johny, Leena Das, Jazbel, Peeloo Wadia, Mohan Choti, Rajan Haksar, Rajan Kapoor, Shetty, Murad, Ghulam Hussain, Moolchand, Gurucharan, Bhola and others.
This movie also had child artistes Ravi Valecha and Baby Suparna.

Character actor Om Prakash made a special appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.06.1981.

“Maan Gaye Ustaad-1981” had seven songs, all written by Verma Malik. Music for this movie was composed by Sonik-Omi.

Here is the list of songs of this movie.

Sr.No Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Mera ik sawaal hai … maan gaye ustaad Rafi, Dilraj Kaur, Chandrani Mukherjee 12.02.2018
02 Mujhpe bhi to daalo ek nazar Asha Bhonsle
03 Ek chhatri aur ham do Rafi, Asha Bhonsle 03.11.2012
04 Jawaani ki kahaani bhi ajeeb hai Asha Bhonsle, chorus
05 Ham salaam karte hain Asha Bhonsle, chorus
06 Duniya ke liye main aafat hoon… mujhse nazarein milaane ki jurrat na kar Rafi, Manna Dey 26.11.2012
07 Allah ka naam paak hai wo paak rahega … Rafi

We can see that three songs from this movie ‘Maan Gaye Ustaad’ have been posted on the blog so far. Though this movie has already completed its’ ten-year run on the blog it is yet to be covered with all its songs.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog. Incidentally all the three songs from this movie earlier were presented by Peevesie’s Mom ji.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. On screen it is Om Prakash who lip-syncs this song ‘praising the lord’ and seeking his help for ‘change of heart’ for Amjad Khan. I guess so, since Amjad Khan is also shown driving a car with a child artist in the picturisation of this song.

Let us listen to this beautiful song now…

Audio

Video

Song-Allah ka naam paak hai wo paak rahega (Maan Gaye Ustaad)(1981) Singer-Mohammad Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

haath duaa ke liye uthhaaun
padhhke main ae bismillaah
tu khaalis baari rab maula aa
rab maulaa
rehmaan rahim aur allaah

Allah ka naam paak hai
wo paak rahega aa
aur bandaa mushtekhaak hai
ye khaak rahega
Allah ka naam paak hai
wo paak rahega aa
aur bandaa mushtekhaak hai
ye khaak rahega
har shai mein uska noor hai
bana huaa dastoor hai
hota wahi zaroor hai
Allaah ko jo Manzoor hai
Allah ka naam paak hai
wo paak rahega aa
aur bandaa mushtekhaak hai
ye khaak rahega

teri razaa se hoti subah
shaam raat hai ae
ye nematein ye barkatein
teri saugaat hain
allaah tere haath mein
maut o hayaat hai ae
main kaise sar uthhaaun
meri kya aukaat hai
har zarraa e ae ae ae
har zarraa e zameen pe
tera jalaal hai
ik patta bhi hilaa sake
kiski majaal hai
Allah ka naam paak hai
wo paak rahega aa
aur bandaa mushtekhaak hai
ye khaak rahega

tu maalik o mukhtaar hai
tu sabkaa pyaar hai
har bashr is jahaan mein tera
talabgaar hai
duniya ke taajdaaron ka
tu taajdaar hai
shahenshaahon ka shahenshaah
parwardigaar hai
tere reham m m m m
tere reham
tere karam ko jaanta nahin
naadaan hai insaan jo
pehchaanta nahin
Allah ka naam paak hai
wo paak rahega aa
aur bandaa mushtekhaak hai
ye khaak rahega

yoon apni rehmaton ka
kar diya hai ujaalaa aa aa
toone andhere kunwe se
Yusuf ko nikaalaa
jiska hai tu hai usko kaun
maarnewaala
machchhli ke pet mein se
Yunas ko nikaalaa
Moosaa ko samandar mein
ae ae ae
Moosaa ko samndar mein hi
rastaa banaa diya
Fir’aun ka us paani mein lashkar
bahaa diya
deta hoon main imaan o ibaadat ka
vaasta
fazl o karam ka vaasta
rehmat ka vaasta
hai chaahnewaale bandon ki
chaahat ka vaasta
pyaare Rasool ki tujhe ummat ka
vaasta
mere charaag ke bhi dil pe kar de
ik nazar
ae rehmat e ilaahi
tu reham paidaa kar
ae bandaa e parwar
tu reham paidaa kar
duaa kabool kar
tu reham paidaa kar
duaa kabool kar
tu reham paidaa kar
reham paidaa kar
reham paidaa kar


This article is written by Avinash Srapwala, 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 :

5257 Post No. : 17263 Movie Count :

4647

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet #
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Today’s song is from the 1977 movie ‘Solah Shukravaar’.

I was under the impression that this movie is already available on the blog, but it’s not the case. So, today we get introduced to this movie and it makes its debut on the blog.
It seems that this movie was inspired by the huge success of the movie ‘Jai Santoshi Maa-1975’. However, I do not remember this movie and either its songs.

‘Solah Shukravaar-1977’ was directed by Ashish Kumar (the hero of this movie and hero of ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’?), ‘Santoshimaata Pictures Bombay’.

It had Ashish Kumar, Prem Narayan, Bela Bose, Tarun Ghosh, Bharat Bhushan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Manhar Desai, Rajnibala, B.M. Vyas, Manik Dutt, Leelawati, Manik Chaudhary, Ramesh Deo, Anita Guha, Meenakshi, Indira Bansal, Polsan, Amarnath, Dilip Dutt, Master Ravi, Baby Sweety, S. Bannerjee, Anant Marathe, Anjana and others.

L.M. Gannu and Anuradha Guha made special appearance in this movie.

From the above star cast list we can see that many faces from the movie ‘Jai Santoshi Maa-1975’ were repeated in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 09.02.1977.

This movie had seven songs including one multiple version song.

Lyrics of all the songs were written by Ravindra Jain who also composed the music for this film.
Chandrani Mukherjee, Ravindra Jain, Aarti Mukherjee, and Hemlata had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Ravindra Jain and on screen it is lip synced by Ashish Kumar. Also seen in the picturisation of this song are Prem Narayan, Anita Guha, Abhi Bhattacharya, and others.

Let us now listen to today’s song sung by Ravindra Jain.

With today’s song this movie ‘Solah Shukravaar-1977’ makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Maa Santoshi toone mujhpe upkaar badaa kiyaa hai (Solah Shukrwaar)(1977) Singer-Ravindra Jain, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

maiyya o maiyya aa
maa santoshi
tumne mujhpe
upkaar badaa kiyaa hai ae ae
us maa ke bhi darshan karwaa do
jis maa ne janam diya hai
jis maa ne ae janam diya hai
maa santoshi
tumne mujhpe
upkaar badaa kiyaa hai ae ae
us maa ke bhi darshan karwaa do o
jis maa ne janam diya hai
jis maa ne ae janam diya hai

tumhre hote ae
kahe mujhe log
bin maa ka aa
bolo maiyya
hai ye insaaf kahaan ka
tumhre hote ae
kahe mujhe log
bin maa ka aa
bolo maiyya
hai ye insaaf kahaan ka aa
kuchh karo aisaa
ke ho jaaye band munh
duniyaa ka
us mamtaa ki devi se
milwaa do
jis maa ne janam diya hai
jis maa ne ae janam diya hai

mujhpe har pal
rahi in charnon ki chhaaya
maine har sukh yahaan
bin maange hi paaya aa
mujhpe har pal
rahi in charnon ki chhaaya aa
maine har sukh yahaan
bin maange hi paaya aa
vivash ho kar aaj main
kuchh maangne ko aaya
mujhe charnon mein us ke pahunchaa do
jis maa ne janam diya hai
jis maa ne ae janam diya hai

tukde tukde
kalejaa
aankhon mein hai paani
tumse ojhal nahin maa
dukhon ki kahaani
tukde tukde
kalejaa
aankhon mein hai ae paani
tumse ojhal nahin maa
dukhon ki kahaani
jaan de doonga jo
meri baat nahin maani
kuchh mujhko thhikaana
uska do o
jis maa ne janam diya hai
jis maa ne ae janam diya hai
maa santoshi
tumne mujhpe
upkaar badaa kiyaa hai ae ae
us maa ke bhi darshan karwaa do o
jis maa ne janam diya hai
jis maa ne ae janam diya hai
maiyya aa o maiyya aa
o o o maiyya
o o maiyyaa aa


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 : 4977 Post No. : 16854 Movie Count : 4585

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 17#
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Shiv Bhakt Baabaa Baalaknaath’. I was not aware of this movie earlier, till coming across it in the ‘Hindi Film Geet Kosh’ – Vol-V i.e., 1971-1980.

‘Shiv Bhakt Baabaa Baalaknaath’ was directed by Avtar for Balaknath Art Films, Bombay. It is a devotional (bhakti pradhan) movie passed by Censor Board on 09.05.1972. The star cast of this movide includes Babloo, Jayshree Gadkar, Mahesh Desai, BM Vyas, Sulochana, Babu Raje, Sulochana Chatterjee, Radheshyam, Anuradha Guha, Suresh Divekar, Thakur, Lakiram, Pushpa, Bhagirath, Raghu, Moolchand, Omi, Sitaram, Parasram, Maruti, Madhukar, Narendra Shridhar and others. SN Tripathi and Aarti make a special appearance in this movie.

As per HFGK, this movie has eight songs written by five lyricist as per details given below.

Sl. No. Song Title Singer/s Lyricist
01 Om Jai Kalaadhaari Hare, Swami Jai Pauna Hari Hare Mahendra Kapoor, chorus Durgadas Jagota
02 Ulfat Ki Rawaani Mat Poochho, Bewa Ki Jawaani Mat Poochho Mahendra Kapoor Bharat Vyas
03 Chanda O Mere Chamke Tu Aisa Ki Mit Jaaye Jag Ka Andheraa Usha Mangeshkar Bharat Vyas
04 Aaj Guru Ki Aagyaa Le Kar… Is Bharat Ki Bhoomi Par Aise Teerath Mahendra Kapoor Thakur Chhabda
05 Ghar Ghar Bhatkoon, Dar Dar Bhatkoon, Milta Nahin Mujhe Tera Thhikaanaa Usha Mangeshkar Sudarshan Sharma
06 Mathura Naa Jaao Bhaai, Kaashi Naa Jaao … Jinki Ek Jhalak Se … Manna Dey, Krishna Kalle, chorus Bharat Vyas
07 Baba Mera Suhaag Naa Ujde Suhaag, Ban Ke Suhaagin Rahi Abhaagan … Usha Mangeshkar Bharat Vyas
08 Hote Hain Dilwaale Kamal Barot, Usha Bansal Gauhar Kanpuri

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey and Krishna Kalle with chorus. Audio and video links for the songs of this movie seems to be unavailable as of now. However, this movie is available in parts on YouTube.

Let us have take another look on the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding today’s movie, which is the 117th movie of 1972 in the listing as per Geet Kosh. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post – “O Kheton Ki Shahzaadi” from the movie ‘Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor’ to today’s movie song-post.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07121972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17111972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04111972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07101972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johnny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25031972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02091972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05061972 0 No Information
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11071972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12121972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27111972 Songs Not Available 4
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L Chakravarty 04031972 Songs Not Available 5
115 Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor Prabhat Mukherjee Prem Dhawan 24081972 1 10
116 Sharaarat Manmohan Desai Ganesh 21021972 7
117 Shiv Bhakta Baabaa Baalaknaath Avtaar Roshanlal Khatri 09051972 0 8

*Notes:

  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’ and ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadu Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

Let us now listen to today’s song, and welcome ‘Shiv Bhakt Baba Baalak Nath’ on the blog.

Song – Mathura Na Jaao Bhai Kaashi Na Jaao (Shiv Bhakt Baba Baalak Nath) (1972) Singer – Manna Dey, Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Prem Dhawan
Manna Dey + Krishna Kalle
Chorus

Lyrics

mathura na jaao bhaai
kaashi na jaao
teerath na jaao
aur na ganga nahaao
jin ki ek jhalak se janam janam ke paap kat jaayen
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhuni ramaao
mathura na jaao bhaai
kaashi na jaao
teerath na jaao
aur na ganga nahaao

uttar dakshin
purab paschim
koi na aaye kaam re ae
baba ke charnon mein dhoondho
milenge chaaron dhaam re ae ae
milenge chaaron dhaam re ae
na bhasmi ramaao aur na maala phiraao
mandir mandir mann ko at bhatkaao
jin ki ek jhalak se janam janam ke paap kat jaayen
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
mathura na jaao bhaai
kaashi na jaao
teerath na jaao
aur na ganga nahaao

baalak roop hai kitna pyaara
sab devon se nyaara hai
sabhi devta jhilmil taare
baba to dhruv taara hai ae
baba to dhruv taara hai 
in ki mohini moorat bhaai
sab ki jyot hai in mein samaai
jin ki ek jhalak se janam janam ke paap kat jaayen
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao

mathur na jaao bhaai
kaashi na jaao
teerath na jaao
aur na ganga nahaao
jin ki ek jhalak se janam janam ke paap kat jaayen
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मथुरा ना जाओ भाई
काशी ना जाओ
तीर्थ ना जाओ
और ना गंगा नहाओ
जिनकी एक झलक से जनम जनम के पाप कट जाएँ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
मथुरा ना जाओ भाई
काशी ना जाओ
तीर्थ ना जाओ
और ना गंगा नहाओ

उत्तर दक्षिण
पूरब पश्चिम
कोई ना आए काम रे
बाबा के चरणों में ढूंढो
मिलेंगे चारो धाम रे
मिलेंगे चारो धाम रे
ना भस्मी रमाओ और ना माल फिराओ
मंदिर मंदिर मन को मत भटकाओ
जिनकी एक झलक से जनम जनम के पाप कट जाएँ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
मथुरा ना जाओ भाई
काशी ना जाओ
तीर्थ ना जाओ
और ना गंगा नहाओ

बालक रूप है कितना प्यारा
हर देवों से न्यारा है
सभी देवता झिलमिल तारे
बाबा तो ध्रुव तारा है
बाबा तो ध्रुव तारा है
इनकी मोहिनी मूरत भाई
सबकी ज्योत है इन में समाई
जिनकी एक झलक से जनम जनम के पाप कट जाएँ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ

मथुरा ना जाओ भाई
काशी ना जाओ
तीर्थ ना जाओ
और ना गंगा नहाओ
जिनकी एक झलक से जनम जनम के
पाप कट जाएँ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ


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.

Blog Day :

4946 Post No. : 16805

Today’s song is from the film Majboori-1954.

The song-“Tere poojan ko Bhagwan, bana man mandir aalishan”- is a famous traditional song. Not only in a few Hindi films, but the song is also sung by many singers as NFS. No one knows how old this song is or who is the original Lyricist of this song. It is sung like a Bhajan by most people.

The known first record for this song was made in 1934.

When singer Shamshad Begum was discovered by music director Ghulam Haider, she was in her early teens. After talking to her father, she was taught this song and this became her first recorded song in Lahore for the record company Xenophone. Since the song was a Hindu bhajan, in order to avoid Hindu displeasure for a ” Muslim girl singing a Hindu devotional song “, her name on the record was mentioned as Radha Rani. This first song of Shamshad was posted on this Blog a few years back (on 30 may 2013).

The second time this song appeared was almost immediate. The actress-singer Rattanbai had come to Bombay from Calcutta. Her name in Calcutta made films and she having worked with a great artiste like Saigal, Rattanbai’s name was already well known and popular in Bombay. In her first film in Bombay ‘Bharat ki Beti’-1935, its Music Director Anil Biswas gave her this traditional song to sing in the film. The third time this song featured in a Hindi film was in the film Majboori-1954 (today’s song). It is sung by Asha Bhosale and Hamida Bano. Actually, this was Hamida Bano’s last song in India, because she migrated to Pakistan after this.

Thus while this song was the first song of Shamshad Begum as an NFS and first song of Rattanbai in a Bombay film, it was the last song of Hamida Bano in India !

( This traditional Bhajan Was also used as a Parody song in the film ” Shaadi”-1962. It was sung by Rafi and on screen by Omprakash.)

Similarly, there is another traditional Mujra song “Inhi logon ne le leena dupatta mera”, which is used in few films. First time this song appeared in the film “Himmat”-1941. By coincidence it was sung by Shamshad Begum. Next time it appeared in the film ” Aabroo”-1943, sung and enacted on screen by actor singer Yaqub. Third time, this song was used in the film “Pakeezah”-1972, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and on screen by Meena kumari.

Both these Traditional songs are sung as NFS by many singers from India and Pakistan as well.

If one looks keenly, one can find a few NFS written by Soordas, Kabir, Meerabai, Narsi Mehta and some other saints of India. These are sung by many famous and not so famous singers. Some of these have appeared in Hindi films also.

Film Majboori-1954 was made by Murli Movietone. It was directed by the producer Ram Daryani himself. The music was by Robin Chatterjee. He was born on 8-1-1914, at Calcutta. His name is not too well known to Hindi film lovers, though he was very famous in Bengal, where he composed several NFS and film songs. For many years he assisted Anupam Ghatak,MD. He even sang in the chorus for New Theatre’s film Adhikar-1938. However he was not so successful in Hindi films.

His first Hindi film was Rajlakshmi-1945, wherein he gave the first opportunity to Talat Mahmood to sing a Hindi film song. Till then he was singing Bangla NFS and film songs with the name Tapan kumar. His next film was Tum aur main-1946 which had very good songs by kanan Devi. Then came Voh Dono-1947 and here Sandhya Mukherjee gave good songs. Robin Chatterjee gave music to 14 Hindi films,namely – Rajlakshmi-45, Tum aur main-46, Voh Dono-47, Sabyasachi-48,Ratnadeep-51, Pehli Shadi-53, Firdaus-53, Shobha-54, Majboori-54, Africa-54, Dhake ki malmal-56, Miss Toofan mail-58, Police Station-59 and Chimney ka Dhuvan-1973…this was a much delayed film. He also gave music to a Bhojpuri film- Saiya se kar le milanwa-1966.

Robin Chatterjee died on 2-4-1976 at Bombay at the age of just 61 years.

The cast of the film Majboori-54 was Shyama, Balraj Sahni, Agha, kumar, Pramila and many others. There were 8 songs in the film. Some of the songs were recorded as “Chhoti Behan”, the original name for the film. Today’s song is the 5th song to be presented here. It is sung byAsha Bhosale and Hamida Bano, as per HFGK. After this film, Hamida Bano migrated to Pakistan.

Singer Hamida Bano was born on 19-10-1928, in Lahore. Her family shifted to Bombay in 1942, the same year as Geeta Roy’s family did. Hamida’s elder brother Akbar worked with a Drama company. He gave her the initial training in singing. This kindled a desire in her mind to sing in Hindi Films. Those days,the well known Actor/Director Master Bhagwan lived nearby. He once recommended her name to his best friend-C.Ramchandra. He was the MD for Bhagwan’s film “Naghma-e-Sahara “-1943. He gave her a break with 3 songs in this film. Unfortunately, this film got delayed and was released only in 1945. Meanwhile, Naushad had found her and he gave her a song in film ” Sanjog”-43 and she sang her first released song with Shyam kumar.

C.Ramchandra continued using her in films like Bahadur, Lalkar, Manorama, Raunaq, Sawan etc. In those years C.Ramchandra himself was not very famous-till his HIT films like Safar-46 and Shehnai-47 etc. So Hamida was not much benefitted by these songs. From 1945, it was composer Bulo C Rani, who used Hamida Bano for some really memorable songs like in the film ” Moorti”-45-Badariya baras gayi us paar . Then came Rajputani, Chheen le Azadi, Phulwari, Badi baat, Shahenshah Babar, Naseeb, Parayi aag, Preet, Devar, Dharti, Nek Parveen, Neelkamal, Tohfa and Rimjhim. After 1950 her songs became less and she sang in Bikhre Moti, Rajput, Anjaam,and Majboori-54-her last film in India. She sang about 125 odd songs in about 62 films.

In 1956, she migrated to Pakistan. In Karachi, she recorded some songs. Then she settled in Lahore and became active in social work. Occasionally, she was seen in functions like ” Nigar Awards Function ” etc. She continued singing on Lahore Radio. Hamida Bano died on 20-11-2006 at the age of 78 yrs. Her last song in India was with Asha in Majboori-1954-“Tere poojan ko Bhagwan bana Manmandir alishan”.

Let us now enjoy this traditional song…..


Song-Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan bana man mandir aalishaan(Majboori)(1954) Singers- Hamida Bano, Asha Bhosale, Lyricist- D N Madhok, MD-Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan
Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan

kaun banaaye teri moorat
kisne dekhi teri soorat
kaun banaaye teri moorat
kisne dekhi teri soorat
kaun banaaye teri moorat
kisne dekhi teri soorat

saare jag mein roop hai tera
saare jag mein roop hai tera
andekhe Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan
Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan

saagar teri shaan dikhaaye
parvat tera khauf jataaye(??)
saagar teri shaan dikhaaye
parvat tera khauf jataaye(??)
saagar teri shaan dikhaaye
parvat tera khauf jataaye(??)

kaliyon mein hai khushboo teri
kaliyon mein hai khushboo teri
phoolon mein muskaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan
Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan
Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4829 Post No. : 16609

Hullo Atuldom

Day 1 of Sharad Navratr. Ashwin Navratr. Various names for the same festival, various ways to celebrate. I have received pictures of ‘Ghatta-sthapana’, ‘Devi Shailputri’, and of course the South Indian ‘Bomma Kolu’ (or Golu depending on your mother tongue). There is a lot of beauty in the manner in which we decorate our Gods and enjoy the festival. There are special offerings, poojas, archanas, bhajans and BHOJANS too (going by the name ‘Bhog’). Then there is the ever so colour raas garba in Western India, Gujarat and Maharashtra in particular. (May not be organised on a grand scale this year, as we are still worried about the consequences of the Pandemic. Grandeur can wait)

Here is a Devi Maa bhajan to kick-off the festivites. It is from the 1978 release ‘Khoon Ki Pukaar’, the synposis of which is there in this post. The movie was directed by Ramesh Ahuja for Tahir Hussain’s TV Films. It had songs penned by Hasrat Jaipuri and Gauhar Kanpuri and music director was Bappi Lahiri. Today’s song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar and on-screen, both, Pran and Vinod Khanna lip-sync to Rafisaab’s voice and Aruna Irani sings in Lata didi’s voice. We can also see Shabana Azmi and Reeta Bhaduri seated among the devotees of the temple.

As per what I have seen a few years back, this song is used by Amjad Khan (Daku Zaalim Singh) to send a message to Daku Sher Singh (VK); who is recovering under the care of pujari Baba (ex. Dr. Bhushan played by Pran); through Bijli (Aruna Irani). That should make viewers understand what Aruna Irani and VK are exchanging in sign language (‘ishaaron ishaaron mein’ sounds better, I suppose)

With this we also remember the ever oh-so-handsome and oh-so-good looking Vinod Khanna for his birth anniversary which was yesterday. He would have been only 75.

Audio (Longer)

Video


Song-Jai ambe maa bolo Jai Durge maa bolo (Khoon Ki Pukaar)(1978) Singers-Rafi, Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

jai jai maa aa aa
jai jai maa aa
jai maa aa aa
rom rom tera naam pukaare
tu hi sabke kaam sanwaare

jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa

tere dwaare ae ae
tere dwaare jo bhi aaya
jeewan paaya maa
sabse nyaari
aprampaari
teri chhaaya maa
hum pe rahe teri nazar
teri dagar sachhi dagar
tu hai maa sabki maa
ho o
hum pe rahe teri nazar
teri dagar sachhi dagar
tu hai maa sabki maa
bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa

jai jai maa aa maa
jai jai maa jai maa
tere bina aa aa
kuchh bhi nahin ee ee
jo o bhi hai ae sab yahaan aan
jai jai maa aa maa
jai jai maa jai maa
oopar waala aa aa
oopar waala khol chuka hai
tera yeh thikaana
inn charnon mein ae ae
inn charnon mein pada hua hai
kab se prem khazaana
maaya teri jisko miley
usko sada chain miley
meri maa devi maa
ho oo
maaya teri jisko miley
usko sada chain miley
meri maa devi maa
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa

jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge ma

jai jai maa aa maa
jai jai maa jai maa
teri leela aaa
tu hi jaane ae ae
tu u hai devi maa aaa aaa
jai jai maa aaa maa
jai jai maa jai maa
tere bande ae ae
tere bande kitne sundar
jinko toone banaaya
un bandon se pyaar kare jo
usne tujhko paaya
mera jeewan tere charan
de de mujhe pyaar ka dhan
sun le maa meri maa
ho o
mera jeewan tere charan
de de mujhe pyaar ka dhan
sun le maa meri ma
bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo

jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa
jai ambe maa bolo
(jai maa aa)
jai durge maa bolo (aaaa)
jai ambe maa bolo (aaaa)
jai durge ma (aaaa)
jai ambe maa bolo (jai maa aa)
jai durge maa bolo (aaaa)
jai ambe maa bolo (aaaa)
jai durge ma (aaaa)
jai ambe maa bolo (jai maa aa)
jai durge maa bolo (aaaa)
jai ambe maa bolo (aaaa)
jai durge ma (aaaa)

jai ambe maa bolo (jai maa aa)
jai durge maa bolo (aaaa)
jai ambe maa bolo (aaaa)
jai durge ma (aaaa)

jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa bolo
jai ambe maa bolo
jai durge maa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4777 Post No. : 16529

Today is the Second Shrawan Somvar of 2021, in this part of India. At the same time, for half of India, today is the Last Shrawan Somvar this year. For us here, still 3 more Mondays are in balance for this month of Shrawan. This is the beauty of India.

Our ancestors had achieved ” अनेकता में एकता “. The months, festivals,Tithis, Muhurtas and all other matters are the same all over India. Only counting the start of a month is different in different areas, depending on their geographical locations, rainfalls, crops, weather and daylight time variations. Not only this, but even adding an extra month every 33 to 35 months is also the same everywhere, unlike western method of adding extra days in some months every year and then adding an extra day every 4 years to match Solar year time frames. Ours is a Lunar based system of Calendar. So, based on the counting system there are 2 parts of India.

Hindu calendar, which ends the lunar month on no moon day, is known as Amanta or Amanta lunisolar calendar. This calendar is mainly followed in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Tripura.

Hindu calendar, which ends the lunar month on full moon day, is known as Purnimanta or Purnimanta lunisolar calendar. This calendar is mainly followed in the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

From: drikpanchang.com

It is very sad that because of intentional wrong education for the last 200 years, we were made to forget all the details of our cultural lifestyles. Thankfully, nowadays some awakening is observed. Hopefully, we should be once again getting all the lost benefits once again.

Sometime back I saw 3-4 videos on Whatsapp, wherein the surveyor asked some simple questions on our Mythology to some College students- girls and Boys. Their answers were pathetic. For example, his one question was ” whose brother was Kans ?” The young generation’s answers were Duryodhan, Ravan, Hanuman, Karna etc etc. They did not know the simple division of Ramayan and Mahabharat periods. There is no point in blaming them. Were they ever trained/ taught anything about it through their Textbooks ? No. Never ! Reading outside the Text books is non existent, especially after the arrival of Video games and Mobile phones.

Since childhood we have been hearing that there are 33 Koti (Karod) Gods in Heaven. Has anyone tried to know what is the truth ? KOTI in Sanskrit language means Level or Class. Like when you say, ” उच्च कोटी के विचार ” or ” उच्च कोटी का व्यवहार ” etc. Actually, Upnishads say that there are 33 levels of Gods or Gods are divided in 33 levels. Like this…

No. Class/Level
8 VASU means 8 Gods are at Vasu Level
11 Rudra
1 Indra
1 Prajapati
12 Adityas
Total 33 Koti/Levels

How many people know this ? It is a sad state of affairs that due to inadequate knowledge of basic concepts and matters of culture and religion, we cut a sorry figure when we are criticised on the matters of our Pride. To subscribe to the fashionable slogan ” Religion should be behind your house doors. It is a highly personal matter.” Nowadays nothing is Personal. If you are not aware of things which can protect your religion and culture you have to suffer many times. I do hope things may change in the future.

It is our belief that the Divine Trinity of Shri Bramha, Vishnu and Mahesh run and control this Universe. Bramha- the Creator, Vishnu- the sustainer and Mahesh- the destroyer regulate our Birth, Life and Death. Since Bramha has a curse that He will not be worshipped in Kaliyug, the population is divided in 2 parts – those who worship any form of Vishnu (Vaishnav/Vaishnavite) and those who worship any form of Mahesh (Shaiv/Shaivite). You will find Mythological stories, films, dramas and books etc on either Vishnu or Mahesh in their different forms. For example – The Dashavtar or the 10 incarnations of Vishnu.

God Mahesh is usually depicted as constantly doing Tap (तप ), with Ash smeared all over his body. Even his Ganas (followers/assistants) have fearful appearances. The other side of Mahesh is one who promotes arts like Dancing. You must have seen his idol Natraj – he is Shiv ji !.

Since childhood, I have been fasting on Shrawan Somvar. I am quite a religious person mentally ( not by karmkand), but I do not show off. This religious trend has been passed on to me through generations, so its in the blood, I suppose. We are staunch Shiv-Bhakts and we like anything that is about Shiv ji…..including his films. I have rarely missed any films on Shiv ji.

Today’s bhajan is from the film Jai Mahadev-1955. It is sung by Bhajan Gayak of repute – shri Gopal Mishra ji. As far as I know, he has sung only this Bhajan in a Hindi film. His private records of Bhajans are available. The Lyricist is Bharat Vyas. The music Director was Manna Dey.

Manna Dey’s Biography is available at many places on the Internet and anyone can read it easily. So, I am not giving his Biodata, but here is a different look at him from another angle.

Manna Dey ( 1-5-1919 to 24-10-2013 ) was essentially a singer, but initially he wanted to become a Composer. So, by becoming assistant first to his uncle K.C.Dey and later to Khemchand Prakash, he managed to give music to 17 films, composing 129 songs in these films, in his career. None of his composed songs became a Hit or very popular.

In contrast, he sang in 839 Hindi films and sang 1370 songs ! This output clearly proves that he was a successful singer. The problem with many singers is that they want to become Music Directors or act in the films or do both or all three ( Like Mukesh), but they do not possess that mindset.

A Composer is a Planner and a singer is an implementer. You can either be this or that. In any case an implementer rarely has the Talent of a planner. Singers like Mukesh, Talat, S D Batish, Khan mastana and few others never became famous or popular or successful Composers or actors. Singers like Talat realised this too late and spoiled his singing career too.

When Manna Dey was interviewed by Chandan Mitra for The Pioneer, on 25-10-2013, he asked him this question….

“Many people say you are the film world’s most under-rated and under-recognised singers despite being so phenomenally talented. Does this bother you ?”

Manna Dey – “It used to. I would be very hurt at being overlooked when it came to singing for the hero. Some music directors, such as Naushad saab, never used me, always relying on Rafi for the male voice. As a result, I never sang for Dilip Kumar. In my days of struggle, some producers were positively indecent. I will tell you two incidents to explain what I have undergone and how God has been on my side.

Bharat Bhushan was a big hero in the 1950s, especially after his Baiju Bawra became a major hit. His brother Shashi Bhushan decided to produce Basant Bahar and hired Shankar-Jaikishan to score the music. Shankar was my mentor in the film world and always pushed my case especially if the tunes were classical-based or very fast. They had composed Sur Na Saje, a really beautiful number. Rehearsals were complete and we were about to record when Shashi Bhushan heard I was to sing it. He said, ‘Nothing doing, get Rafi.’ Shankar argued but the producer would not listen. I was feeling very humiliated when Bharat Bhushan walked in. He heard the debate and finally said, ‘let Manna sing now. We will see what to do later.’ As you know, the song became a very big hit. At stage shows, I am requested to sing it even now.

Another time, we were about to record Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi for the Raj Kapoor Nargis starrer, Chori Chori. It was a South Indian production by AVM, which was owned by Chettiar. He had just flown into Mumbai that day and drove straight to the studio to attend the recording. As he entered, he yelled, ‘I don’t see Mukesh. Where is Mukesh ji’ Shankar told him, ‘You don’t see Mukesh because Manna Dey is singing this number.’ Chettiar was very angry. ‘Cancel the recording,’ he ordered, turned to me and said, ‘You go home.’ At that point Raj saab really got annoyed. He told Chettiar, ‘Manna and Manna alone will sing this number whether you like it or not.’ Few people dared to talk to a big producer like that, but then, few producers had the guts to disobey Raj Kapoor. Reluctantly, Chettiar had to allow the recording to proceed. When I finished, the same Chettiar (he was quite fat) grabbed me and wouldn’t release me from his hug!

But you are right. I never got what I fully deserved. You see, I was born into a very proud family. We had no ego but we were proud of our talent. So, I couldn’t do the rounds of producers and music directors’ homes, get into Mumbai’s sharabi-kababi culture, or sit in the durbars of big heroes. Most struggling singers have to do that even now. I was a struggling singer in my early years in Mumbai and, thereafter, when I did gain acceptance, I got somewhat typecast. Only a few music directors would experiment with me as the hero’s voice. But I don’t hold a grudge on anybody or anything. I have sung my heart out, I have got people’s love in return, I love to sing even now; I have led a contented life. What more can a person ask for ? I am very happy the way I am.”

Let us now listen to this Bhajan by Gopal Mishra ji.


Song-Jai jai jai Tripurari (Jai Mahadev)(1955) Singer-Gopal Mishra, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD- Manna Dey

Lyrics

jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai trilochan (?)
jai dukhmochan
jai hey mangalkaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari

mukhti saddaayak charan kamal mein
sheesh jata mein shobhit gange
mukhti daayak charan kamal mein
sheesh jata mein shobhit gange
ang bhabhoot ramaaye bhole
jai kailaash bihaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari

gale rund ki maal
kati mein mrig khaal
bhasm taj saaje
?? chandr bhaal
dinak din
?? damroo baaje
?? hey
jai jagvandan hey
jai trishool kar dhaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari


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

Blog Day : 4751 Post No. : 16490

Mukesh and his Composers -21
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Did Mukesh act in ‘Uss Paar’ (1944)?

The correct and factual answer along with credible proof to the above question is of historical importance as it refers to the first ever payback rendered by Mukesh.

If Mukesh has not acted in the film, then apparently it will be his first playback.

If he has acted in some capacity, then there are again two possibilities.

  1. He was a side actor and the duet with Kusum was featured on him only.
  2. He had a role in the film, but said duet was picturized on someone else.

One song from ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) has been covered on the blog and it is in fact, the elephant in the room.

Sudhir ji in his extraordinary series ‘The voice of Mukesh’ has covered this duet with Kusum Mantri and has considered it to be the first playback of Mukesh.

All indications are that Mukesh did not act in the movie, but undeniable proof is yet to surface.

Coming to the next post in this series, we take up the career of Mukesh with composer-singer Bulo C Rani today.

Yes, I agree that Bulo C Rani had nothing to do with ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) as it was composed by Feroz Nizami.

But then while searching for some information on Bulo C. Rani, I happened to refer to the book Hindi Film Song by Ashok Da. Ranade. In his description of the works of Bulo C. Rani, Ashok ji in his book on p. 226 says about the film ‘Moorti’ (1945).

In it “badariya baras gai” – which was Mukesh’s first song as the composer often claimed with pride – won popularity.

There we go again. Was Bulo C Rani implying ‘Uss Paar’ duet of Mukesh was not his first playback. Since Bulo C. Rani was very much part of HFM during 1944 -1945, he must have known about Mukesh’s actor-singer songs to take the credit of composing the first song (playback) of Mukesh.

Matters get more complicated with Mukesh with many firsts such as first song, first playback, first popular song etc. And before all these we have his six NFS which he recorded in 1939 at Delhi before coming to Bombay.

When the question referred in the very first line of this post is addressed satisfactorily with proof, I intend to write a separate post on the many firsts of Mukesh with a detailed table.

Coming to the discussions on today’s collaboration, I am happy to bring forth the many memorable and sweet songs that Mukesh sang under the baton of Bulo C Rani.

Before I go into the details of the songs, here is a brief and bullet point summary on the life of Bulo C Rani much of it from the book referred above.

  • He was born on 6 May 1920 in Hyderabad Sindh and his originally name was Bulo Chandiramani Ramchandani.
  • He came to Bombay in 1942 with DN Madhok and joined Ranjit Films to assist Kemchand Prakash.
  • In his initial part of film career, he sang a few songs under different composers.
  • He is credited for composing for the first Sindhi film Abana (1958)

Apart from the above, I request interested readers to apprise themselves of the life and career of the composer with the following three links in which the respective authors have done enough and valuable research.

 

S.No Name of song Movie (Year of release) Co-singer if any Lyricist
1 Badariya baras gayi uss paar Moorti (1945) Khursheed and Hamida Bano Pt Indra Chandra
2 Haseeno se haseeno ko Moorti (1945) Pt Indra Chandra
3 Maana ke tum haseen ho Moorti (1945) Pt Indra Chandra
4 Pardesi dhola Prabhu Ka Ghar (1945) Mohantara Pt Indra Chandra
5 Jaa parwaane jaa Rajputaani (1946) Hamida Bano Pt Indra Chandra
6 Kiye jaa pyaar Rajputaani (1946) Pt Indra Chandra
7 Kaise bataaun unse Anjuman (1948) Shamshad Begam Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Woh teer kaleje par Anjuman (1948) Majrooh Sultanpuri
9 Unki gali mein aaye hum Nazaare (1949) Rajinder Krishan
10 Armaan bhara dil toot gaya Wafa (1950) Lata Hasrat Jaipuri
11 Aansoo bhaavo tum udhar Pyaar Ki Baaten (1951) Geeta Roy Majrooh Sultanpuri
12 Mast chaandni jhoom rahi Pyaar Ki Baaten (1951) Geeta Roy M L Khanna
13 Ae Momino Suno Ye Kahani Abdullah (1960) Shewan Rizvi
14 Ham bhi kho gaye hain Madam Zorro (1962) Kamal Barot Shewan Rizvi
15 Main hoon deewaanaa Haqdaar (1964) Prem Warbartani

The above table provides the complete table of songs composed by Bulo C Rani and sung by Mukesh. It appears, Mukesh was the favorite singer of the composer especially in the late forties and early fifties. Why the composer used Mukesh sparingly in the sixties is not clearly known.

Some beautiful ghazals and delightful duets were the hallmark of the combo. The melodious songs are well known to avid music lovers and I am avoiding describing them again.

As usual, Shri Harish ji has confirmed, correctness of the above table and added useful information that Mukesh sang for the composer, two more duets with Asha Hargunani for a Sindhi film Naqli Shaan (1972) with lyrics by Krishna Rahi.

  1. Ankh Phadke Dil Dhadke
  2. Haseen Raat Aa Mast Aa Fizaa

Out of the 15 songs enlisted above only one from the film ‘Abdullah’ (1960) remains to be covered on the blog and is presented in this post.

 

Song – Ae Momino Suno Ye Kahaani Namaaz Ki  (Abdullah) (1960) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Shewan Rizwi, MD – Bulo C Rani

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki
hai hum pe farz bandagi banda nawaaz ki
ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki

mulk e arab me ek haseena thi nek naam
karti thi apne rabb ki ibadadat wo subh o sham
usko namaaz padne ka bachpan se shauk tha
ik waqt ki namaaz bhi karti na thi kaza
nanha sa ek laal tha us paak baaz ka
gurbat me shukr karti thi wo beniyaaz ka
masoom bachcha bhookh se rota jo beqarar
pani pila pila ke thapakti thi bar bar
guzre isi tarah jo museebat me teen saal
shauhar ke dil me uspe safar ka hua khayal
shauhar ki bat sun ke wo majboor ho gayi
do dil ki ye judaai thi manjur ho gayi

biwi ko rota chhod ke jab ghar se wo chala
masoom bachcha baap se apne lipat gaya
samjha ke maa ne god me bachche ko le liya
wo chup rahi to ashqon ne haafiz khuda kaha
nikla ghareeb ghar se ghareeb ul watan hua
jungle ki tez dhoop me aur bhookh me chala
nagaah ek daku ki us par padi nazar
zalim ne mara zulm se ek teer taak kar
lagte hi teer dil pe wo chakra ke gir pada
waake mein teen waqt the duniya se chal basa
daaku karib aaya use dekhne laga
bhai ko murda dekh ke wo tharthara gaya
roya lipat lipat ke biraadar ki lash se
sar phodta tha apni hi bhai ko mar ke

kehta tha ro ke haaye ye kya maine kar diya
bhai ka khoon apne hi daman me bhar diya
munh peet’ta hua wo sehar ki taraf chala
bhabhi ko apne kehne ko pur dard maajra
ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki

masroof har namaaz mein wo ek zaat thi
go din ki bhookh mein bhi thi mashgool e bandagi
daaku ne raah zal mein yaa shauhar ke bhai ne
tab aa ke tod daale ummeedon ke aaine
kehne laga suhaag tera maine le liya
apne hi haathon qatl biraadar ko kar diya
daaku gunehgaar ko rehban ko dekh le
khoon se bhara hua mere daaman ko dekh le
ye sun ke cheekhi aur wo behosh ho gayi
duniya se bekhabar wo gaflat mein so gayi
roi tadap ke khwaab mein shauhar ko dekh kar
dil tukde tukde ho gaya dilbar ko dekh kar
nanhe ka baazu thaam liya dil ko thaam kar
kehne lagi ke le chalo shauhar ki laash par
al qissa roti peet’ti pahunchi wo laash par
kadmon pe sar ko rakh diya shauhar ko dekh kar
fariyaad rabb se karne lagi ho ke beqaraar
utri falak beewi koi sun ke ye pukaar
haathon mein ek jaam tha munh par naqaab thi
rehmat baras rahi thi charaafa hijaab ki
wo beewi boli is pe chhidak de ye jaam tu
aur padh ke is se pooch le allah ka naam tu
paani chhidak ke naam e khuda us pe dam diya
kudrat khuda ki dekhiye wo murda jee utha. . .

ye dekh kar lipat gayi shauhar se wo ghareeb
kehne lagi ke mil gaya mujh ko mera habeeb
daaman pakad ke beewi ka phir poochhne lagi
tum kaun ho khudaara bata do ye raaz bhi
wo beewi boli main hi khuda ki namaaz hoon
maalik ki bandgi hoon barkat ka raaz hoon
apne namaazion ki main bigdi banaati hoon
apne namaazion pe main rehmat lutaati hoon
gaayab hua ye keh ke farishta namaaz ka
padh kar namaaz dekho karishma namaaz ka

padh kar namaaz dekho karishma namaaz ka. . .


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Blog Day :

4751 Post No. : 16489

Eid ul Azha mubarak ho, to all friends and readers.

It is generally believed that faith and logic are two different things.  What is faith?  Basic premise of faith would be the belief in God.  The conviction that there is a Supreme Power who holds the strings of all things in the universe.  After all the world is a stage and we all are actors.  Shakespeare said it, but it is nothing but the truth.  All of us are here for a set number of days, playing our designated roles, doing things we are destined to do, amassing good deeds and bad deeds.  As we complete the life circle and leave this mortal world, the soul does go somewhere, where else it will go but to the creator?  Logic has no option but to agree that the creator is in best position to answer the question, what is the purpose of creation?  If there was no creator, nothing makes sense in the whole existence. Science can give answers till a certain point and that is that. Logic starts where science gives up.   And sound logic points to God, the Creator, the Sustainer, the one who says “be” and it is.

I quote here some of the verses from the Glorious Quran.

“O Mankind, indeed we have created you male and female, and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you, in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, ALLAH is (all) knowing and (well) acquainted.” –  49:13

“And (O Muhommad) say: My Lord forgive and have mercy, for you are the best of all who show mercy.” –  23:118

“O mankind, there has come to you, a convincing proof (Prophet Muhammad) from your Lord and we send down to you a manifest light (this Quran).” – 4:174

“And whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] himself.” – 27:92

“And for those who fear Allah, He will make their path easy.” – 65:4

“Allah never changes the condition of people until they change what is in themselves.” – 13:11

“And put thy trust in Allah. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.” – 33:3

“Take care of your souls.” – 5:105

“Do not ridicule others, perhaps they may be better than you.” – 49:11

“If you are thankful, I will increase my blessings upon you.” – 14:7

“So remember me, I will remember you.” – 2:152

“He knows what is in every heart.” – 67:13

“Verily, with every hardship comes ease.” –  94:5

“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.” – 2:286

“Do not lose hope, nor be sad, for you will overcome them, if you are among the believers.” – 3:139

“We will test you in fear, hunger, loss of wealth life & fruit, but give glad tiding to the patient (steadfast).” – 2:155

“Call upon me, I will respond to you.” – 40:60

“Indeed, Allah is with those who abide him and those who are doers of good.” -16:128

“Allah will provide for him from a quarter from where he had no expectation. And whosoever puts all his trust in Allah, He will be enough for him. Allah is in command and he has set a measure for all things.” –  65:3

“And worship your Lord until there comes into you the certainty/inevitable (death)” – 15:99

“You prefer the life of this world. Although the hereafter is better & more lasting.” 87:16-17

“And we have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with stars.” – 67:5

“The Pharoah’s wife said (Pray) My lord, build for me near you a house in paradise.” –  66:11

These ‘Aayaat’ are part of different Surah (Chapters) in the Quran, revealed at different times to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) (570-632 CE), during his Prophethood years (610-632 CE).  Mohammed (PBUH) was unlettered with no formal education, and had rarely traveled outside of Makkah, before his migration (Hijraah) to Madinah.   All ‘Aayaat’ of the Holy Quran were revealed to him, via the Angel Jibraeel (AS) at different times and in context of different situations. They were delivered as signs and guidance. These ‘Aayaat’ were then related by the Prophet (PBUH) to his companions (Sahaba), who recorded them in writing.  All of these ‘Aayaat’ were recorded in the Prophet’s life time. It was collated/arranged in a meticulous way, in the form of different Surah’s of the Quran during the reign of Hazrat Abu-Bakr (RA) (573-634 CE), the first Khalifa, in the present compilation. Hazrat Umar (RA) had a great contribution in this process.  There is great detail available about how the procedure was done, with verification of at least 2 witnesses that the Aayat is indeed written down in the presence of the Prophet.  Different Surah’s are also classified as ‘Makkih’ and ‘Madnih’, those revealed before migration to Madinah and after.

How simple and easy, is the faith and the true path, can be discerned in these quotes. How wise is the counsel, for all situations? It answers some of the basic questions bothering the mankind, with intellectuals, philosophers, thinkers having scratched their heads for all these millennia.  I have tried to collate them in an order, so it is in the order of creation, faith, trust, thankfulness, the true way of living, easy way of functioning as a creation, hope, the hereafter, the quest for heaven, how it is near and then the last one speaks of the wife of one (Pharoah-who denied the existence of Allah and declared himself as God) can ask (pray) for the highest level in Jannah (Paradise). It means, its available for everyone, one only has to seek it and ask for it, whatever and whoever you are.  This may not be the best way of saying it, and if I have erred, may Allah (SWT) forgive me.

A brief definition of Jannah with a prayer:

Jannah, where there will be no sickness, no pain, no difficulty, no separation, no loss.

Jannah, its beauty such that no mind could even ever comprehend.

Jannah, where those you love are waiting for you.

Jannah, where your Allah is waiting for you.

Jannah, which is never ever going to end.

Remind yourself that this is the decree of Allah and in his decisions is hidden kindness. Remind yourself that it is not just going to be okay, but it is going to be worth it.

Dear heart, please just remind yourself that your Allah is with you. Please don’t ever forget that.

Your Allah is with you. Your Allah will never leave you.

He knows of your condition. He is aware of your struggle.

And not a single moment of this going by unrewarded.

Allah knows that you are scared, and it is okay to be scared.

Keep trusting your Allah. Don’t lose hope in His mercy.  He is right here with you.

Feel it and treasure it.

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On a different note, this is what Allama Iqbal has to say:

Sajdon ke ee’waz firdaus mile ye baat mujhe manzoor nahi
Be-laus i’baadat karta hoon banda hoon tera mazdoor nahi

 Ee’waz or I’waz means in return of, and ‘Firdaus’ is Jannat/heaven/paradise in persian.

What Iqbal means is :

I am not doing salutations / ibaadat (supplication) and itaa’at (obedience / submission to the will of Almighty), so that you grant me heaven in return. My prayers are pure, as I am your slave and not a paid servant.

This is, but the highest point of devotion, that the pious seek.

One of those pious, righteous, seekers of the divine favour, was Umar Farooq (RA) (584-644 CE). Umar bin Khattab was the second Khalifa of the Khulfa-e-Rashideen. The status of Umar Farooq, as a Sahaba, companions of the Prophet (PBUH), as among the beloved and respected Khalifa, can be ascertained from the fact of his being one of the “Ashra Mubashra”.  “Ashra Mubashra” are the 10 exalted ones among the Sahaba, who were given the ‘Good News’ or ‘Glad Tidings’.  What would be the ‘Good News’ who have the clear idea of the purpose of creation, life and death?  It is the achievement of securing a place in ‘Jannah’.  So, by divine declaration, those 10 were given the Good News, that a place is secured in Jannah for them. The magnificent ten include all four Khulfa-e-Rashideen.  Umar Farooq (RA)’s significance as a Khalifa and his role in the spread of Islamic empire much beyond the Arabian Peninsula is indisputable and incomparable.  One more significant and important contribution of Umar Farooq (RA), is the introduction of Islamic calendar i.e. the Hijri calendar.  There is a great deal to learn from his story, for he was one of the major detractors of the Prophet for a long time.  But once he accepted that Mohammed is indeed the Messenger of Allah, and came into the fold of Islam, blessed by the Allah (SWT) and rose to great heights that he did.

 I have read up a lot in recent days, so that I could give some accurate and concise information in this post.  But if I go on, this post will never finish.

So, I will move to the song, which is a non-film song sung by Mukesh. The song is composed by Iqbal and lyricist is Shadaab Minai.  Shadaab Minai is probably making a debut here with this song.  The song is talking in detail of an incident i.e. a qissa during the reign of Umar Farooq (RA), the second Khalifa.

Tally of music director, lyricist and singer in the blog so far as follows:

 

Iqbal

23

Shaadaab

2

Mukesh

797

932

Unless the Shadaab in the stats page is the same as Shadaab Minai, otherwise this is the first song written by Shadaab Minai in the blog.

This is a rare song, which I think few people may have heard before.  I was not aware it until a few months ago, when it was shared by someone on WhatsApp.

 

Song – Hai Bahut Mashoor Ye Qissa Umar Farooq Ka (Mukesh – NFS) (1970), Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Shadaab Minai, MD – Iqbal

Lyrics

hai bahot mash-hoor ye qissa
Umar Farooq ka
aaj bhi duniyaa mein hai
charcha Umar Farooq ka

jab khilaafat ka sharf
haasil hua Farooq ko
momino ki fikr rehti thhi sadaa Farooq ko
kaam aate thhe har ek
majboor ke Hazrat Umar
shauq se karte thhe khud
har ek ki khidmat Umar

phirte phirte ek din
pahunche Umar ek ghar ke paas
dekhte kya hain
wahan baithhi hai ek aurat udaas
degchi chulhe pe thhi aur
ro rahe thhe us ke laal
jab kiya Hazrat Umar ne ja ke
aurat se sawaal
ro rahe hain kis liye bachche
yeh kya hai maajra
bhook se rote hain ye bachche
ye aurat ne kaha
bole Hazrat degchi mein
pak raha hai kya kaho
kis liye ghamgheen ho
jo kuchh bhi hai dukhda kaho

boli wo aurat ke paani se bhari hai degchi
kyun ke main bachchon ko behlaati hoon
is soorat se hi
uff taraste hain ye bachhche daane daane ke liye
kuchh nahi hai mere paas in ko khilaane ke liye
teesre din ka hai faqaa
mere bachchon par huzoor
mera koyi bhi yahaan wali nahin
nazdeek-o-dur
roye uss ko dekh kar iss haal mein
Hazrat Umar
aa gaye fauran hi bait-ul-maal mein Hazrat Umar
aata kapda ghee chhuaare aur raqam le kar Umar
ghamzada aurat ke ghar ki simt daude jaldtar
peetth par dekha Umar ke bojh to bola ghulaam
bojh uttha kar mujh ko chalne deejiye aye nek naam
ye Umar bole agar ye bojh main de doon tujhe ea
hashr ke din kya sazaa dega na jaane rab mujhe
de diya dukhiya ko sab saamaan la kar aap ne
aur khilaaya sab ko khaana pakaa kar aap ne

khaa liya bachchon ne aurat ne khaana jis ghadi
ho gaye Hazrat Umar khush dekh kar un ki khushi
aap ko de kar duaaen phir ye aurat ne kaha
kaash mil jaata koyi ham ko khalifa aap sa
ham gariboon ki Umar koyi khabar rakhte nahin
a’iysh mein hain mast dukhiyon par nazar rakhte nahin
le ke dukhiya ki baaton ka asar Hazrat Umar
khaamoshi se laut aaye apne ghar Hazrat Umar

subah us aurat ko Faarooq ne bulwa liya
aur wazifa us ka bait-ul-maal se jaari kiyaa
ho ke sharminda phir Umar ne aurat se kaha
dukh bahot pahunchaa hai tum ko
meri ghaflat se sada
tum mujhe kar do mu’aaf
itni hai meri iltejaa aa
tum jo mujh ko bakhsh do
bakhsh de mujh ko khudaa aa

saari duniyaa mein hai charcha
har kahin Farooq ka
koyi bhi insaaf mein
saani nahi Farooq ka
koyi bhi insaaf mein
saani nahi Farooq ka


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