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The song under discussion is from “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971). “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971) was produced by S J Rajdev and directed by Shantilal Soni for ‘Sargam Chitra, Bombay’. The movie had Sushma, Ashish Kumar, B.M. Vyas, Padma Rani, Shabana, Uma Dutt, Azad, Shery Mohan, Arvind Pandya, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Shri Bhagwan, Bhagwan Sinha, Maya, Shobha, Suman, Prem Lata, Daya Devi, Rajeshwari Rao, Haroon, Prince Arjun, Kiran Kumar, Dalpat Bhai etc in it.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by R. Priyadarashi. Editing of this movie was done by I.M. Kunnu. Lyrics of this movie were written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

Lyrics of the song as well as details of the movie were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala, with the request that- “Kindly introduce the movie with your writeup please, as I am not good when it comes to writing about mythology. Please.

While making the above request, he assumed that I can write about mythology. In reality, I know even less about this topic. Whatever litle I knew about this topic was from my voracious reading of children’s magazines like Chandamama, and also reading of Geeta Press Gorakhpur religious publications during my younger days. I have already forgotten most of that.

I in fact, learnt something new from the email of Avinash Scrapwala. I realised that there is a Navratri during Durga puja of october November and also another navratri in the summer season. The summer season navratri is called Chaitra navratri and it marks the beginning of the Hindu calendar year.

Today marks the beginning of Hindu calendar year Samvat 2078. This is Vikram Samvat (Vikram calendar), which, we can see is 57 years ahead of Gregorian calendar (the one that is commonly followed by most people). However India adopted Shak Samwat (Shak Calendar) as Indian calendar which has the same months as Vikram calendar but it started in 78 AD, unlike Vikram Samwat which started in 57 BC. Official Shak calendar is tied to the Gregorian calendar. It begins on 22 march, and on Gregorian leap year it begins on 21 march.

Chaitra is the first month of Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar year. This year this day falls on 13 April. Chaitra navratri begins from this day. This time it is from 13 april to 22 april.

Like during the october-november Navratri, the chaitra navratri too is observed by praying to different avatars of Goddess Durga during the nine days of the festival. These avataras, that are worshipped on the nine days are:-from day one to day nine-Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta,Maa Kushmaanda,Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalraatri, Maa Mahagauri and Maa Sidhhidaatri.

The festival marks the beginning of the spring season and it ends with Ram Navami or the birthday of Lord Rama.

This new year day is celebrated in different parts of the country by different names viz. Gudi Padwa (Maharashra, MP,Chattisgarh), Ugadi (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), Puthandu (Tamilnadu), Vishu (Kerala), Bihu (Assam), Poila Baisaakh (Bangal), Baisaakhi (Punjab) etc.

Just imagine for a second. All these regions of India, located far far away from each other, have been celebrating their new year on this same day for many centuries! It means that all these diverse places, separated by vast distances have been culturally integrated for many many centuries ago ! How else do you explain the fact that all these regions celebrate their new years on the same day ! I notice that I have stayed in almost all the above mentioned regions of India and I have observed this new year celebrated in almost all its different forms. 🙂

Religious minded people use this occasion for pooja, archana, aradhana etc, whereas cultural minded people celebrate it through songs and dances. Vigorous Punjabi dance on this occasion is well known to most people. Personally I am a big fan of Bihu dance that I saw getting performed on this occasion, during my stay in Assam two decades ago. These festivals also have much to offer to those who look forward to sweets and pakwaans. 🙂

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie had six songs (including one five-part song). All the songs of this movie were written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

The list of the songs given in HFGK is as follows;

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Jai devi maata, jai nau durgaa maata Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherji, chorus
02 Sansaar ki kaisi reet hai …sachchaayi roye duniya mein Asha Bhonsle
03 O raaja aa jaa na mere paas Asha Bhonsle
04 Aao suhaag ki raat manaa le… tumhaare sang jeenaa thha Asha Bhonsle
05 (a) Nij janm bhoomi dharti maa ko naman-part-1
(b) Hari bhari brajbhoomi seenchti sadaa
(c) Kaam krodh mad lobh moh kitnaa hi zor lagaaye
(d) Paap taap santaap jhoothh ki ek na chalegi
(e) Teerath teerath mandir mandir jo ghoome din raat
Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, chorus
06 Maa Paava gadh thhi ootaryaa mahaakaali re (garbaa)

When I first looked at the name of the movie and the lyrics of the song, and looked at the request of Avinash scrapwala regarding this being a song for the occasion, my first impression was, how can it be. It is a song fit for Durga puja. Then, on doing some research, that I have presented above, I found out that there is something known as Chaitra Navratri and that it is a festival like the Navratri of Dashara, and that this song is actually tailormade for the occasion. Now I have realised that the world “Nav Durga” that we often come across is not “nav Durga” but “nau Durga” viz. “nine Durga”, and it refers to the nine forms of Durga.

The song plays in the background at the credits appear on the screen. The lyrics of this song mentions all the nine forms of Durga.

This shows that the makers of movies like this were very well versed with Indian mythology and they could make movies on such topics. The lyricists of the songs of such movies had indepth knowledge about the subject as we can see from the lyrics of this song, which comes from the pen of B D Mishra. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

With this song, “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971) makes its debut in the blog. 1971 saw 115 movies getting released. This movie is the 106th movie of 1971 to find representation in the blog.

We this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year and chaitr navraatr.

Let us now listen to song devoted to Maa Durga, the Goddess who is worshipped during this Chaitr Navraatr.


Song-Jai devi maataa Jai Nau Durga Maataa (Sampoorna Devi Darshan)(1971) Singer- Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics – B D Mishra, Music – S N Tripathi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

jai devi maata aa
jai nau durga maata aa
janani jai ho teri
amar tera naata aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe ae

pehla hai swaroop
shail putri maata
hai shail putri maata
jo inke gun gaataa
sukh sampatti paataa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe ae

dooja hai swaroop
bramhchaarini maa aa
hai bramhchaarini maa
bramhroopini tu hi
paap haarini maa aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

teeja hai swaroop
chandraghanta maata
hai chandraghanta maata
tujhko paa ke man ka
andhiyaara jaataa aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

chautha hai swaroop
kushmaandaa maayi
hai kushmaanda maayi
inse hi ban jaata
jeewan sukhdaayi
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

pancham roop anoop
devi skandmaata
hai devi skandmaata
trigun tritaap vinaashini
tribhuvan ki praata
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

chhanthvi katyaayani
maayi taaran haari
maayi taaran haari
poojen brahma vishnu
poojen tripuraari
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

saantvin ye mahagauri
aathvin kaalraatri
hai aathvin kaalraatri
nauvvaan roop hai tera
maayi siddhidhaatri
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

nau durga ki aarti
jo koyi gaave
ye jo koyi gaave
kahe shivanand swami
jag mein sukh paaye
jayo jayo maa jagdambe


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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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 132 # Qawwalis – 10 # Missing Films of 1971- 04#
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Welcome all to the ‘tenth’ qawwali post in this series. It gives me immense satisfaction that I could present this series. I will be able to conclude this series in the next couple of posts.

Today we will listen to a ‘sufi qawwali’ rendered by the most admired ‘qawwali singing’ duo Shankar-Shambhu. I have mentioned it in my earlier posts that I have a great fascination for this name ‘Shankar-Shambhu’, may be because of the movie with same name released in ‘1976’ which I watched in my childhood, and possibly may be from the discussions of elders at home about the ‘qawwali’ and this ‘qawwali’ singing duo.

Stage shows and programs of ‘Qawwali’ were very common during the years of my childhood i.e., the ‘seventies’ and they were also part of movies where we had great qawwalis produced in HFM.

Today’s qawwali is from the movie ‘Shaan-E-Khudaa-1971’. It is directed by Nanubhai Vakeel for ‘Vanita Films, Bombay’. It had Azra, Rajpal, Chandra Mohan, Benazir, Roshan, Salam, Sukhbir Kaur, Anwari Bai, Munshi Munakka, Wazeer Muhammad Khan, Uma Dutt, Shaukat Azmi, Sujata, Master Sunil, Master Dabbu, Baby Deepali and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.05.1971.

‘Shaan-E-Khudaa’ had seven songs written by A.H. Rizvi, S.H. Bihari, Kaifi Azmi and a traditional song. Music for this film was composed by Iqbal Qureshi. Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Hemlata, Krishna Kalle and Shankar-Shambhu had lent their voices to the songs in this movie.

Here is the list of songs of this movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980);

S.No. Song Title Lyricist Singer/s
01 Teri zulfon ke ameer… jalwa zaraa dikhaa de A.H. Rizvi Shankar-Shambhu
02 Kaali kamli waale tujhpe laakhon salaam Asha Bhonsle
03 Ya nabi salaam aleka, ya rasul salaam aleka A.H. Rizvi Asha Bhonsle
04 Rakhta hai jo roza kabhi bhookhaa na rahegaa Asha Bhonsle
05 Dekha na kabhi hamne apnaa hai ki begaanaa Krishna Kalle
06 Milta hai kya namaaz mein sar ko jhukaa ke dekh lo A.H. Rizvi Asha Bhonsle
07 Bihar ho ki maneri ho, ye rozaa ye roze ki shaan allaah

On screen today’s qawwali is performed by Shankar-Shambu themselves. I guess that it is picturized in the premises of the famous ‘Khawaajaa Moinuddin Chishti’ dargaah at Ajmer. The picturization also shows the clips of the ‘annual fair’ at the dargaah and also the picturesque locations of Ajmer including the famous ‘Pushkar Lake’.

let us now listen to today’s qawwali in the voice of Shankar-Shambhu and chorus. Lyrics are by A.H. Rizvi and Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.
I have not been able to note correct words at a few places. I would request readers to provide correct ords there and would also like to request knowledgeable reader who had watched this movie to throw light on the movie and its songs..

From today the ‘holy’ month of ‘Ramaadaan’ will also start and I would take this opportunity to wish everyone a ‘very happy Ramaadaan’.It will miss the normal fervor this time due to the current ‘Covid19 pandemic’ related restrictions. I am sure people will celebrate it with the same enthusiasm and offer their prayers to God to bless everyone with good health, joy and peace in life.

This movie ‘Shaan-E-Khudaa-1971’ makes its debut on the blog ith this qawwaali.

Video

Audio

Song-Dil ki lagi bujhaa de Ajmer waale Khwaajaa(Shaan e Khuda)(1971) Singers-Shankar-Shambhu, Lyrics-A H Rizvi, MD-Iqbal Qureshy

Lyrics

raahate khal gojaan (?) Moinuddin
raahate khal gojaan (?) Moinuddin

haami e bekasaa Moinuddin
ahl-e-duniya ka wo nahin mohtaaj
jispe ho meharbaan Moinuddin

teri zulfon ke aseer aayen hain ae ae
khaa ke sab ishq ke teer aayen hain ae ae
khwajaji ee ee ee
ek mela sa lagaa hai daron par
door se tere fakir aayen hain
jalwaa zaraa dikhaa de
khawaaja ji ee ee ee
jalwaa zaraa dikha de
ajmer waale khwaaja
jalwaa zaraa dikhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa
o more khwaaja
dil lagi bujhaa de
aa aa aa aa aa aa
dil ki lagi bujhaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
aa aa aa aa aa aan

har kaam mera
meri taqdeer ne bigaadaa
gham ki chali wo aandhi
dil ka nagar ujaadaa aa
ujdaa nagar basaa de
khawaaja ji ee ee ee
ujdaa nagar basaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
ujdaa nagar basaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa de

ye wo chaukhat hai
jis chaukhat par sab
gardan jhukaate hain
yahaan rehmat utarti hai
farishte aate jaate hain
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
yahi dar hai jahaan
mehmood khilji rota aa aayaa thha
yahi dar hai jahaan jo
usne maanga thha wo paaya thha
haan aa aa aa aa aa
isi dar par kabhi
akbar ne bhi
daaman pasaaraa thha
yahin gardan jhukaayi thhi
yahin par taaj utaaraa thha

jhaangir aaya thha dehleez par
jaise faqir aaye
palat jaate thhe dushman ki taraf se
jitne teer aaye ae
sabko diya sahaaraa aa
tu sab ke kaam aayaa
khwaajaa ji ee ee ee
mere khwaajaa ji ee
sabko diyaa sahaaraa
tu sab ke kaam aayaa
mujhko bhi aasraa de
mujhko bhi aasraa de
ajmer waale khwaajaa
mujhko bhi aasraa de
ajmer waale khwaajaa
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
o ho more khwaajaa
haan aa aa aa aa aan
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
aa aa aa aa aa aa aan
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
aa aa aa aa aa aa
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa de

jab ke ajmer mein
khwaaja ka qadam aaya thha
phool sa chehra
kadi dhoop mein murjhaayaa thha aa
saath khwaaja ke jo
deewaane chale aate thhe
aisi garmi thhi ke parwaane jaley
jaate thhe
ek jungle mein nazar
aaya kahin kuchh saayaa
kaafilaa hazaratein
khwaaja ne wahaan thhehraaya aa
aake charwaahe ye bolen ke
yahaan se jaao o
kaafilaa apnaa kahin aur hi
tum thhehraaao o o
kaise mumkin hai ki is saaye mein
insaan rahe
oont rajaa ke yahaan baithhte hain
dhyaan rahen
uthhte utthte bhi ye phir
hazrat e khwaajaa ne ae ae kahaa aa aa
lo jagah apni sambhaalo
main kahin aur chalaa aa aa
par faqiron ko sataaya hai
to pachhtaaoge
oont baithhe hi rahenge
na uthhaa paaoge
sabne us roz ye khwaajaa ki
qaraamat dekhi
oont baithhe to phir
uthhne ki na himmat dekhi

qadmon pe sar jhukhaa ke
charwaahe saare boley ae
aisi na tu sazaa de ae
khwaajaa ji ee ee ee
mere khwaajaa ji ee ee ee
aisi na tu sazaa de ae
ajmer waale khwaajaa
aisi na tu sazaa de ae
ajmer waale khwaajaa
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
o ho more khwaajaa
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
haan aa aa aa aa aan
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
aa aa aa aa aa aa aan
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
khwaajaa ji ee ee ee
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
khwaajaa ji ee ee ee
mere khwaajaa ji ee ee ee
khwaajaa ji ee ee ee
haaye khwaaja jee
aa aa aa aa aa
dil ki lagi bujha de
Ajmer aale Khwaaja
dil ki lagi bujhaa de
khwaajaa jee
jalwaa zaraa dikhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja
jalwaa zaraa dikhaa de
ajmer waale khwaaja aa aa aa


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“Aastik”(1956) was produced by Gordhan Das Kakkad and directed by S P Kalla for Rani Productions, Bombay. This “bhakti pradhan” movie had Shahu Modak, Paro, Meenakshi, B M Vyas, Nagpal, Anand Joshi, Pravil Paul, Lotan, Ramesh, Micky, Dinanath, M S Phatak, Naazi, Shaanti, Mithailal, Master Dabboo, Master Babu etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the third song from “Aastik”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. S P Kalla is the lyricist. Music is composed by Narayan Dutt.

The devotional song is picturised on Shahu Modak.


Song-Jiska saathi hai bhagwan (Aastik)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-S P Kalla, MD-Narayan Dutt

Lyrics

o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
usko kya rokega aandhi
aandhi aur toofaan
o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwaan
usko kya rokega aandhi
aandhi aur toofaan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan

gagan choor ho jaaye
zameen chaahe saagar mein dhans jaaye
gagan choor ho jaaye
zameen chaahe saagar mein dhans jaaye
toofaanon ki god mein chaahe saara jag kho jaaye
paanv na rukne paaye
o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwaan
usko kya rokega aa aandhi aur toofaan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan

jiske sheesh pe hath hazaaron
chhoo na koyi paayega
jiske sheesh pe haath hazaaron
chhoo na koyi payega
hari naam se ye parwat bhi tinka ban jaayega aa
dhool mein mil jaayega
o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
usko kya rokega aa aandhi aur toofaan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan

bhakt aur hari ka bandhan to
jyun deepak aur baati ee
bhakt aur hari ka bandhan to
jyun deepak aur baati
usi jyot se ye jalti hai
usmein hi mil jaati ee
deh amar ho jaati
o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
usko kya rokega aa aandhi aur toofaan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan


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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4564 Post No. : 16162

I remember, when I was a growing child, I used to hear the name of film personality called ‘Sajjan’ by elders at home, or likeminded cine-goers who were family friends of my parents.
I used to wonder who exactly this person was in the movies I was watching. It continued for many years and all this while I had no clue about this person.

When I was a grown-up boy (😉) and was studying in 11-12th standard I watched ‘Johny Mera Naam-1970’ in 1983-85. And here for the first time I get to know who exactly the actor named ‘Sajjan’ was. After that whichever movies new and older I watched I enjoyed his performance on screen. In the background his image of a good character actor (that build up in my mind from the discussions at home) was always there in my mind. So, I was also enjoying his negative roles in many black & white movies of fifties and sixties.

Aftergoing through his filmography, I can recall watching many of these movies where he played various roles particularly with negative shades or sometime being the associate of the of the main villain of the movie, or the different character roles.

But before that he had acted as a hero or second to the hero in the movies of fifties and sixties. There is a long list of the movies he was a part of; however, I am not listing them all here today.

Regulars on this blog would wonder why I am discussing Sajjan today. The reason is- today (15 January 2020) is his birth anniversary.

Sajjan Lal Purohit was born on 15th January 1921 in Jaipur, Rajasthan (then Jaipur State of British India). That way today marks his 100th birth anniversary.

I had not read about him in the details and maybe he must have been discussed on the blog which I might not be aware of, so I have taken some information from Wikipedia and reproducing the same here.

Wikipedia mentions that he graduated from the Jaswant College, Jodhpur and he desired to become a lawyer and not an actor.

Wikipedia also mentions the following regarding his career in the movies;

In 1941, he arrived in Calcutta and worked as an apprentice in a laboratory of East India Company. His initial breakthrough in films was as an extra in films such as Masoom (1941) and Chowringhee (1942). Sajjan left Calcutta during World War II and reached Mumbai. In Mumbai he worked as an assistant to famous director Kidar Sharma. At that time, the great showman Raj Kapoor was also worked as an assistant to Kidar Sharma. He also worked as assistant to Gajanan Jagirdar and Vakil Sahib and got Rs.35 as salary.
A poet by heart, Sajjan showed his talent when he wrote dialogues for Meena (1944) and lyrics for Door Chalen (1946) and Dhanyavad (1948). Sajjan also acted in small roles in Prithvi Theatre. His acting debut film was Dhanyavad. After that, Bombay Theatre’s Muqaddar was released in 1950. The heroine was Nalini Jaywant.
By then Sajjan was well established in the films. In the 1950s and 1960s, Sajjan acted as hero or side-hero in films such as; Sainya, Rail Ka Dibba, Bahana, Sheesha, Malkin, Nirmohi, Kasturi, Mehmaan, Lagan, Girl School, Paridhaan, Ghar-Ghar Mein Diiwali, Haa-Haa-Hee-Hee-Hoo-Hoo, Poonam Jhanjhar and Halla-Gulla. As hero, his last film was Kabuliwala, Do Chor, and as an artist he last appeared in the 1986 release Shatru with Rajesh Khanna. An artist of more than 150 films, Sajjan also worked in TV serials. In Vikram Aur Betaal he played Betaal. His other serial was Lena-Dena.

I had watched many episodes of ‘Vikram Aur Betaal’ on TV and I liked Sajjan playing Betaal very much.

Sajjan passed away at the age of seventy-nine on 17th May’2000 in Mumbai (then Bombay).

As a tribute to him today I am presenting a song from ‘Yaar Mera-1971’ which was picturized on him (part-1 of the song). I had noted this song long time back but recently when I was going through the list of pending songs and came across this song, I watched it again and noted that it was Sajjan who was lip-syncing this song so I thought to present it on his anniversary.

This song is shown happening in a ‘village temple’ as a part of ‘sandhya-aarti-bhajan’ where Sajjan and many others are present (villagers and temple associates). A grief-stricken Jeetendra is also seen taking resort in the temple and sitting in ‘dhyaan’ while listening the ‘bhajan’ and I think he remains in this situation for a long time (😊) because by the time the song ends Jeetendra had a ‘beard’ of many days.

Part-2 of the song is played in the back-ground while Jeetendra is shown lying on a hospital bed, but as the song gets played, he regains some strength to leave the hospital without caring the ‘staff’ present there and reach the temple after crossing ‘fields’ etc.

HFGK mentions this song as a one song and not in parts.

I have not watched this movie so I request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

So far, two songs from this movie ‘Yaar Mera-1971’ have been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the third song from this movie to appear on the blog.

Let us now listen to today’s song which is from the movie ‘Yaar Mera-1971’ as mentioned above. Lyrics are by Neeraj and music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.
Manna Dey is the singer of this song.

Part I

Part II

Song-Hari Om Hari om Hari Om (Yaar Mera)(1971) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

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PART-I
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Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Bhagwan ke ghar mein sab kuchh hain
Jo yahaan mile wo kahin nahin
Tere maangne mein ho kami bhale
Uske ke dene mein kami nahin

Bhagwan ke ghar mein sab kuchh hain
Jo yahaan mile wo kahin nahin
Tere maangne mein ho kami bhale
Aa aa aa aa
Uske ke dene mein kami nahin
Aa aa aa aa
Tere maangne mein ho kami bhale
Aa aa aa aa
Uske ke dene mein kami nahin
Aa aa aa aa

Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Uski ho marzi to pal mein
Andha bhi aankhen paa jaaye
Uski ho marzi to pal mein
Andha bhi aankhen paa jaaye
Mil jaaye raaj bhikhari ko
Mil jaaye raaj bhikhari ko
Gaagar mein saagar aa jaaye
Bhagwan ke ghar mein sab kuchh hain
Jo yahaan mile wo kahin nahin
Tere maangne mein ho kami bhale
Aa aa aa aa
Uske ke dene mein kami nahin
Aa aa aa aa

Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Wo jag ka paalanhaara hain
Sabke kashton ko hartaa hain
Wo jag ka paalanhaara hain
Sabke kashton ko hartaa hain
Lekin jo jaisa karta hain
Lekin jo jaisa karta hain
Wo waisa jag mein bharta hain
Bhagwan ke ghar mein sab kuchh hain
Jo yahaan mile wo kahin nahin
Tere maangne mein ho kami bhale
Aa aa aa aa
Uske ke dene mein kami nahin
Aa aa aa aa

Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

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PART – II
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Re chhod buraai ka rasta
Tere haath naa kuchh bhi aayega
Re chhod buraai ka rasta
Tere haath naa kuchh bhi aayega
Tu chain kahin naa paayega
Tu chain kahin naa paayega
Vardaan shaap ban jaayega
Bhagwan ke ghar mein sab kuchh hain
Jo yahaan mile wo kahin nahin
Tere maangne mein ho kami bhale
Aa aa aa aa
Uske ke dene mein kami nahin
Aa aa aa aa

Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Tera dhan tera karm hain re
Jhootha sab chaandi sona hain
Tera dhan tera karm hain re
Jhootha sab chaandi sona hain
Kyun sar ka bojh badhaata hain
Kyun sar ka bojh badhaata hain
Jo paaya hain
Wo khona hain
Bhagwan ke ghar mein sab kuchh hain
Jo yahaan mile wo kahin nahin
Tere maangne mein ho kami bhale
Aa aa aa aa
Uske ke dene mein kami nahin
Aa aa aa aa

Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om


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

Blog Day :

4548 Post No. : 16128

Today, December 30, 2020 is 7th Remembrance Day of Lakshmi Shankar.

What a musical journey Lakshmi Shankar had in her career spreading over 7 decades! Her journey from a Bharatnataym dancer to Uday Shankar’s ballet dancer, an actress in a Tamil film, a playback singer in Hindi films, a Hindustani classical vocalist and as a catalyst in spreading the Hindustani classical music across the continents is unparalleled. And it is more so for a woman who had to cross the societal barrier. Lakshmi Shankar was really a woman of substance.

In 2009, 83-year-old Lakshmi Shankar received a Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional World Music Album. Although she could not make it to the final list, the Grammy nomination itself was a great event for a woman Hindustani classical vocalist in the Western music dominated award. The irony is that she never got the status of a celebrity in her own country. She did not get any ‘Padma’ awards from Government of India nor any award from Sangeet Academy – whether Central or State levels.

Lakshmi Shankar, was born as Mahalakshmi Sastri (16/06/1926- 30/12/2013) in Jamshedpur where her father Vaidyanath Sastri was employed in Tata Iron and Steel Company as a Chartered Accountant. He was a native of a village in Pudukkottai district. Her mother, Visalaksi was from Palghat (Palakkad) district – both districts being part of the then Madras Presidency. During Vaidyanath Sastri’s stay in Jamshedpur, Mahatma Gandhi made a number of visits to Jamshedpur. The result was that he became attracted to Gandhian ideology. Mahatma Gandhi picked him up to devote time for the upliftment of harijans. He left the job and shifted to Poona (Pune) in 1930 for the assigned work. His other family members, including Lakshmi Shankar, shifted to Madras (Chennai).

At the age of 8, Lakshmi was put under Guru Kandappa Pillai for learning Bharatnataym dance in Chennai. At the age of 11, she performed her arangetram in Bharatnatyam dance. At the age of 13, she joined Uday Shankar’s India Cultural Centre in Almora for training in fusion dances. During her stint in Almora, Lakshmi Shankar got married to Rajendra Shankar, (the next younger brother of Uday Shankar) who was 21 years older than her. Rajendra Shankar, with M.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry was working as a script writer and was handling publicity in Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy. During 1940-43, Lakshmi Shankar travelled across India as one of the dancers with Uday Shankar’s dance troupe. In 1944, Uday Shankar’s India Cultural Centre in Almora was closed down due to financial constraints.

Following the closure of Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy, Lakshmi Shankar with her husband and brother-in-law, Ravi Shankar came to Mumbai. Both the Shankar brothers got associated with Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA). While Rajendra Shankar joined Bombay Talkies (later Filmistan) as story and script writer, Ravi Shankar got his first assignment for scoring music for Chetan Anand’s ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) followed by K A Abbas’s ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946). In the first film, Lakshmi Shankar sang for Kamini Kaushal a lullaby so na o nanhi so na. In ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946), she sang beete ho sukh ke din aayee dukh ki ratiyaan.

With these two films, the musical collaboration of Lakshmi Shankar with her brother-in-law, Ravi Shankar started which continued until the latter’s death in December 2012.

Ravi Shankar and his other associates were disillusioned with IPTA as they were not given the freedom in creating the work of their respective fields. Ravi Shankar set up his own artists’ group in which his wife Annapurna Devi, sister-in-law, Lakshmi Shankar and his elder brother, Rajendra Shankar, Zohra Sehgal, Shanti Bardhan etc became the important part of this group.

It was around this time that Jawaharlal’s Nehru’s book ‘The Discovery of India’ (1946) was published and Ravi Shankar felt that this book was a good choice for adapting it as a ballet-cum-opera on the stage. He got the financial backing for the project from Indian National Theatre, the cultural wing of the Indian National Congress. While Ravi Shankar and Annapurna Devi took charge of the music, Rajendra Shankar wrote the script and looked after the production. Lakshmi Shankar and Sachin Shankar became the main dancers to be choreographed by Shanti Bardhan.

The premier of ‘The Discovery of India Ballet-Cum-Opera’ was held in New Delhi in April 1947 in the presence of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The premier of the ballet-cum-opera was highly successful. Later, it was staged at many prominent cities all over India because of which Lakshmi Shankar became a well-known dancer.

In 1948, while the ballet-cum-opera was still being staged, Lakshmi Shankar fell ill and was diagnosed as suffering from pleurisy affecting her lungs. She was taken back to her house in Chennai for recuperation. The doctor advised her to give up dancing as it would be too hard for her weak lungs. With this, her professional dancing career came to an end.

After a complete recovery from illness, Lakshmi Shankar returned to Mumbai where her husband was already working as a story and screenplay writer in Amiya Chakraborty’s film production company, ‘Mars & Movies’. [Lakshmi Shankar’s younger sister Kamala Sastri was married to Amiya Chakraborty in 1951]. In the absence of dancing, she thought of pursuing the playback singing career in films.

Post-illness, Lakshmi Shankar sang jingles in some advertising films and got a chance to sing a bhajan ‘in Aandhiyaan (1952). It was during her rehearsal of the song recording for the film ‘Mastaana’ (1954) when its music director, Madan Mohan advised her to learn Hindustani classical music as he felt that her voice was most suited for thumri singing. Though Lakshmi Shankar liked Hindustani classical music in instruments, she was not keen to become Hindustani classical vocalist.

It was because of Madan Mohan’s persistence that Lakshmi Shankar agreed to give a try. The next day, Madan Mohan came to her house with Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan of Patiala Gharana and with a harmonium. Madan Mohan played on harmonium and Ustad played on his swarmandal. Ustad’s one line of some bandish mesmerised Lakshmi Shankar so much that she resolved to learn Hindustani classical music as a vocalist from him.

Lakshmi Shankar completed her training in three years’ time. In January 1957, she gave her maiden performance at Entally Music Festival in Kolkata which was very much appreciated. With this success, she was invited to many music festivals all over India. She continued learning Hindustani classical music with Professor B R Deodhar and completed her Bachelor of Music degree under him. In the meanwhile, she occasionally sang for Hindi films as playback singer about 30 songs in 20 films from 1946 to 1974. In the Marathi film ‘Pativrata’ (1959), she had sung 2 thumris with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

In 1962-63, she got her first opportunity for a 4-month tour to the USA and Europe as a part of Uday Shankar’s group as a lead vocalist and the music director of the ballet orchestra. In 1968, Ravi Shankar organised the Festival of India in the USA in which she was again a lead vocalist along with many eminent musicians from India. In 1970, she travelled to Italy (Rome, Florence and Venice) and the Shiraz Festival in Iran for her solo performance as a vocalist.

Some of Lakshmi Shankar’s notable works included her cross collaborations with George Harrison in 1974. One of her collaborations with him was a Krishna song in English, ‘I am missing you’ which received good receptions in its live performance throughout the USA. This song made her well-known in the Western countries. The English song was written by Pandit Ravi Shankar. She also sang a couple of soulful bhajans in Attenborough’s Oscar winning film ‘Gandhi’ (1982) for which Ravi Shankar was the music director.

Lakshmi Shankar had been travelling quite often on her musical tours abroad either as a part of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s troupe or as a solo performer. For this reason, Lakshmi Shankar moved to the USA along with her family and took permanent residency near Los Angeles in 1984. She cut many discs in the USA and Europe besides India. Later in her life, she started teaching Hindustani classical music to American-Indians in her house in Simi Valley, California.

With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar on December 11, 2012, Lakshmi Shankar’s collaborations with him of over 7 decades ended. It had started first as dancers in Uday Shankar’s academy in 1939, as a playback singer under his music direction in 1946, as a dancer in his ballet-cum-opera ‘Discovery of India’ in 1947-48 and both national and international collaboration from 1963 onwards with him. After Ravi Shankar’s death, Lakshmi Shankar’s health started deteriorating. Almost one year after her mentor’s death, Lakshmi Shankar passed away on December 30, 2013.

On the occasion of the 7th Remembrance Day of Lakshmi Shankar, I am presenting one of her popular non-film Krishna bhajans, ehi Muraare kunjavihaare (1979). She has rendered this bhajan in Raag Pahadi. Most of the on-line references have accredited this Sanskrit bhajan to Jayadeva. But a section of the listeners has pointed out that this bhajan is not found in Jayadeva’s Ashtapadi.

Lakshmi Shankar recorded this devotional song in the USA which became a part of a Long-Playing Record, ‘Lakshmi Shankar Sings Devotional Songs’ for ISCKKON Golden Avatar Productions in 1979 under the orchestration of L Subramaniam, a renowned violinist supported by Ustad Zakir Hussain on tabla. I feel that Lakshmi Shankar may have composed the tune herself. Later, sometime in the 1980s, she sang live on All India Radio/Doordarshan as part of the National Programme of Music. I personally like her live version because of the audio quality, the clarity of the words, the excellent tabla rhythm and the elaborations with which Lakshmi Shankar rendered the bhajan.

How could Lakshmi Shankar mesmerise her foreign audience with her bhajans? The answer is that she did with her emotive voice as evident in this bhajan.

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Acknowledgements:

1. ‘Poignant Song – The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar’ (2019) By Kavita Das.

2. An Interview with Lakshmi Shankar by Shreen Isal, June 2001 published in http://www.associationsargam.com

Audio Clip: (Record version)

Video Clip: (From live concert on AIR/Doordarshan)

Song-Ehi muraare kunjavihaare (Lakhmi Shankar NFS)(1979) Singer-Lakshmi Shankar

Lyrics (Based on record version)
[The equivalent lyrics are written based on the phonetics of Sanskrit stotram].

ehi muraare
ehi mura…are
ehi muraare kunjavihaa…re
ehi praṇata jana bandho
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata jana bandho
hey Madhava madhumathana vareṇya
Keshava karuṇasindho

raasa nikunje gunjati niyatam
raasa nikunje gunjati niyatam
bhramarashatam kil kaanta aa
ehi nibhṛta pathapaantha..aa
tvamiha yaache darashandaanam
tvamiha yaache darashandaanam
he Madhusoodan shanta
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata janabandho

nava neeraj dhara shyaamal sundara
nava neeraj dhara shyaamal sundara
chandra kusum ruchivesha
gopigaṇ hṛidayesha..aa
govardhana dhara vṛindaavanachara
govardhana dhara vṛindaavanachara
vanshīdhara paramesha
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata janabandho

Raadharanjan kansaniṣhoodan
Raadharanjan kansaniṣoodan
praṇatistaavaka charaṇe
nikhila niraashraya sharaṇe
ehi Janaardana pitaambaradhara
ehi Janaardana pitaambaradhara
kunje mantharapavane..ae
ehi muraare
ehi muraare
ehi muraare kunja vihaare
ehi praṇata jana bandh..o
he Madhava madhu mathana vareṇya
Keshava karuṇa sindho

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English Translation (Source: http://www.kksongs.org )
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O killer of the demon Mura who roams in the gardens, come near.
O Mādhava, who is the friend of those who bow upon, who destroyed Madhu, who is desirable, who is Keshva and who is the ocean of compassion, come near.

Hundreds of shiny bumble-bees are continuously buzzing in the gardens of [our] transcendental mellows. O You, who beyond the paths of material standards, come near. We all are craving for the sight of You, O Madhusoodana, who is calm.

O You, who holds a new lotus, who is dark in complexion, who is beautiful, who is decorated with chandrakusuma, who rules the heart of group of Gopī, who held Govardhana, who roams in Vrindaavana, who holds a flute, who is the supreme ruler.

O who gives pleasure to Rādhaa, who destroyed Kamsa, who is complete. I am bowing into Your feet which is the shelter of the unsheltered.
O Janaardana, who has yellow robes, come close to me in this garden.


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 :

4542 Post No. : 16113

Today 24th December’2020 is the ninety-sixth birth anniversary of legendary singer Mohd Rafi(24.12.1924 – 31.07.1980).

On this occasion, as a tribute to him, here is a song from the ‘1957’ movie ‘Laxmi Pooja’.

‘Laxmi Pooja-1957’ was directed by Jayant Desai for ‘Hemlata Pictures, Bombay’. Jayant Desai was also the produer of this movie. This movie had Nirupa Roy, Shahu Modak, Jeevan, Niranjan Sharma, Anant Kumar, Babu Raje, Praveen Pal, Indira, Manju, Shri Bhagwan, Sukumar, Rajrani and others.

Meenu Mumtaz make a guest appearance in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Chitragupta.

This movie had nine songs written by Bharat Vyas. 18th December 2020 was the 102nd birth anniversary of poet-lyricist Bharat Vyas (18.12.1918 – 05.07.1982). This post serves as a tribute to him as ell.

Out of the nine songs of this movie, so far only two songs are posted on the blog. The details of the songs are as given below;

S.No. Song Title Posted on
01 Hey ann dhan ki maharani, ho jai Laxmi rani
02 Raaj kaaj se kya lenaa jab man mein huaa ujaala
03 Mere paaon mein dekho jhanjhar jhanke
04 Are sun lo babaji… arey ho beta chamdee to jaaye…
05 Sun sun paalanhaare, koyi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare Being posted today
06 Aaj raas ka rang hai, naache ang ang hai
07 Thhodi si zindagaani…kyon naa Govind gun gaaye re 18.06.2018
08 Chaahe padi aafat badi …. Ram jise taare
09 Kahlaataa hai jagat mein … itni si meri hai pukaar prabhu 25.07.2020

This movie was introduced on the blog on 18.06.2018. Its second song was posted on 25.07.2020. The song under discussion is the third song to be posted from this movie. We have a long way to go with six more songs still left to be covered.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. As mentioned above lyrics are by Bharat Vyas and music is composed by Chitragupta.

I had come across this song long back in 2014. Only the audio of this song is available. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Sun sun paalanhaare (Lakshmi Pooja)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

Sun sun paalan-haare
Sun sun paalan-haare
Koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
Ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
Sun sun paalan haare
Koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
Ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
Sun sun paalan-haare

tap ne abhimaan jagaaya
tere bhakton pe sankat aaya aa
tap ne abhimaan jagaaya
tere bhakton pe sankat aaya
barse na paani
tarse re praani
dharti ki sookh rahi kaayaa
tujhe dharti ka kan kan pukaare ae ae
ho shrishtri ke sarjanhaare
koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
sun sun paalan-haare

meri boli ye ab na rukegi
tujhe kehna hai so keh chukegi ee
meri boli ye ab na rukegi
tujhe kehna hai so keh chukegi
tere aaye bina
mukh dikhaaye bina
meri kartaal ab na jhukegi
ab apnon se mukh na chhupaa re ae ae
mat apna bharosa ganwaa re
koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
sun sun paalan-haare
koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
sun sun paalan-haare ae

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Devnagri script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सुन सुन पालनहारे

सुन सुन पालनहारे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे

सुन सुन पालनहारे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे
सुन सुनपालनहारे

तप ने अभिमान जगाया
तेरे भक्तों पे संकट आया
तप ने अभिमान जगाया
तेरे भक्तों पे संकट आया
बरसे न पानी
तरसे रे प्राणी
धरती की सूख रही काया
तुझे धरती का कण कण पुकारे ए ए
हो श्रृष्टि के सर्जनहारे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे
सुन सुन पालनहारे
मेरी बोली ये अब न रुकेगी
तुझे कहना है सो कह चुकेगी ई
मेरी बोली ये अब न रुकेगी
तुझे कहना है सो कह चुकेगी ई
तेरे आये बिना
मुख दिखाए बिना
मेरी कर-ताल अब न झुकेगी
अब अपनों से मुख न छुपा रे ए ए
मत अपना भरोसा गंवा रे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे
सुन सुन पालनहारे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे
सुन सुन पालनहारे


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Blog Day :

4528 Post No. : 16089

15 August 1975 saw the release of a movie that went on to become an all time surprise hit. No, I am not talking about “Sholay”(1975) which was released on that date. “Sholay”(1975) was a big budget multistarrer movie and it was expected to do well at the box office, at least by the makers of the movie, if not the trade pundits.

Another movie was released on 15 august 1975. It was a low key release in a few movie halls. This movie was expected to do a modest business and was expected to last just one or two weeks in movie halls before being replaced by other movies.

But surprisingly, this movie, which had no big stars, and which was a religious movie (that was considered infra dig by city bred movie goers) began to draw crowds that was comparable to the crowd thronging to watch “Sholay”(1975).

Seeing that this movie was made on a shoe strong budget, this movie turned out to be one of the most profitable movie ever for its makers. People would offer prayer in the movie hall and perform aarti. This goddess, which few people were aware of, suddenly found a pride of place among the pantheon of Gods.

This movie, a surprise all time super duper hit, was produced by Satram Rohara and directed by Vijay Sharma for Bhagyalaxmi Chitra Mandir, Bombay had Kanan Kaushal, Ashish Kumar, Anita Guha (playing the title role), Bharat Bhushan, Rajani Bala, Bela Bose, B. M. Vyas, Rajan Haksar, Manohar Desai, Dilip Dutta, Mahipal, Padmarani, Leela Mishra, Sushila Devi etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. The movie makers had roped in C Arjun ( largely a music director of B grade movies) as the music director. Kavi Pradeep, a top lyricist of 1940s and 1950s, but more or less out of work by that time, was signed up as the lyricist. He was an inspired choice as the lyricist, seeing that penning religious songs and patriotic songs was his strong suit.

All the songs of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) became hugely popular and they remain so. Kavi Pradeep, in addition to penning the lyrics, also sung two songs in the movie in his characteristic style and these songs became all time classics.

Today (11 December 2020) is the 22nd remembrance day of Kavi Pradeep(6 February 1915 – 11 December 1998). On this occasion, here is a song from “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975). This song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar who found herself in the role of leading female playback singer in the movie, which was rare for her, as she normally got one song in most movies, for some side actors.

This song happens to be the 200th song of Usha Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog. It is quite a befitting song to mark her double century in the blog.

This song, a prayer to Santoshi Maa, is lip synced by Kanan Kaushal. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors seen in the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala (long long ago).

Video

Audio

Song-Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main sweekaar karo maa (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi
Karti hoon tumhara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Baithhi hoon badi aasha se
Tumhaare darbaar mein
Baithhi hoon badi aasha se
Tumhaare darbaar mein
Kyun roye tumhaari beti
Is nirday sansaar mein
Paltaa do meri bhi kismat
Paltaa do meri bhi kismet
Chamatkaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Mere liye to band hain
Duniyaa ki sab raahein
Mere liye to band hain
Duniyaa ki sab raahein
Kalyan mera ho saktaa hai
Maa aap jo chaahen
Chintaa ki aag se mera
Chintaa ki aag se mera
Uddhaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Durbhaagya ki deewaar ko
Tum aaj hataa do o
Durbhaagya ki deewaar ko
Tum aaj hataa do
Maateshwari waapas mere
Saubhaagya ko laa do
Ik abhaageeni naari se
Ik abhaageeni naari se
Kuchh pyaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi
Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4494 Post No. : 16024

06/11/2020 – 35th Remembrance day of Sanjeev Kumar

The song I am presenting today as a tribute to Sanjeev Kumar, the versatile actor, comic, romantic, angry young man, character actor and sometime villainous, actor and above all the Thakur of ‘Sholay’, is from the film ‘Love and God’ (1986). Sanjeev Kumar was born on 9th July, 1938 as Harihar Jethalal Jariwala , at Surat. His filmography lists 171 films from 1960 to 1994. He was just 48 years old when he died in 1985, though he had been doing the roles of old man since 70’s. In ‘Aandhi’ he is the patient hotelier husband of Suchitra Sen, caught between the ambitious father Rehman and his dutiful daughter. I have seen that film 4 decades ago, it is time to refresh the memory.

Who can forget the doctor in “Mausam”, singing “chhadi re chhadikaise gale meinpadi”. He was also one of the dedicated “Shatraj ke Khiladi”. The inspector in this, the lawyer in that plus the doctor in ‘Silsila’. Wah, come to think of it he was also one of the actors who had a profession. Be it a ‘darzi’ or a ‘domestic servant, nothing was too lowly for him. Who can forget the novelist in “Anamika”. It will be interesting to know if he played the role of a cook, or a librarian(possible), a professor, or a watchman, waiter etc.

Before I forget, he has the distinction of doing the role of Jaya Bahaduri (Bachchan)’s, husband, hero, friend, father, father-in-law etc.

The film “Love and God” was based on the story of Laila Majnu and Sanjeev Kumar eventually played the role of “Qais”(did Qais have a profession?) here, after the film was shelved and revived several times. Guru Dutt was originally cast in the role of ‘Qais’. The much delayed film by K. Asif was finally released in 1986 after even Sanjeev Kumar had died.

The song presented here is again a prayer (Du’aa) song, written by Khumar Barabankwi, composed by Naushad. Singers are the ever divine Mohammed Rafi Sahab and Lata Mangeshkar with Chorus. This du’aais very carefully following the protocol of prayer, in the sense, it starts with the devotion and how the Allah’s greatness is visible everywhere. Then first stanza talks how I am aggrieved and I have come to you, believing in you, with the hope in the heart. Second stanza has the appeal that all is in your hands and you will do as deemed best, you are the all merciful and save me from humiliation. Last stanza is the lament that I can’t bear this desolation, give the whole universe of others if you wish but grant me my one wish, i.e. my mohabbat.

Full audio :

Video:

Song-Gulshan gulshan sehra sehra barsen jalwe tere (Love and God)(1986) Singers-Rafi, Lata, Lyrics-Khumar Barabankwi, MD-Naushad
Chorus

Lyrics

Allah……
Allah…..
Allah…..
Allah…..
Allah…..
Allah…..

phoolon mein tu
zarron mein tu
dil mein tu hi
mere ae
Allah
Allah
gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah
Allah
phoolon mein tu
zarron mein tu
dil mein tu hi
mere Allah
Allah
gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah
Allah

jalte huye dil ke zakhmon ko
seene mein sajaa kar laaya hoon
jo daagh diye hain duniyaa ne
wo tujhko dikhaane aaya hoon
pyaar ki shama’en liye huye ae
dil mein charaaghan kiye huye ae
aa hi gaye deewaane tere ae
jaam-e-muhobbat piye huye
manzil manzil
mehfil mehfil
sunkar charche tere ae
Allah
Allah
gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah
Allah

jalne de isse ya bujhne de
ab kaam to ye bas teraa hai
raushan hai jo shama’a haathhon mein
ye jaltaa huaa dil meraa hai
ishq ki duniyaa mitey nahinee
ye shama’e tamanna bujhe nahineen
ek dar-e-jaanan ke siwaaaa
aur kahin sar jhuke nahin
rehmat waale
izzat rakh le
jaaun sadqe tere ae
Allah
Allah
Allah

Allah
gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah

Allah

insaan hoon main patthar to nahin
dil rakhhta hoon main bhi seene mein
kehne ke liye zindaa hoon magar
kuchh baat nahin hai jeene mein
aaj mujhe bhi khushi mile ae
bichhdi hui zindagi mile ae
auron ko de de donon jahaanan
mujhko muhobbat meri mile ae
rote aayen
hanste jaayen
bande dar se tere ae
Allah
Allah

gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah
Allah
Allah
AllahAllahAllahAllah
AllahAllahAllahAllah
AllahAllahAllahAllah
AllahAllahAllahAllah

Lailalailalailaaa
lailaaa
Lailalailalailaaa
lailaaa
Lailalailalailaaa
lailaaa


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Blog Day:

4487 Post No. : 16009

Here is the 13th and final song from LailaMajnu (1953). Out of the 14 songs listed at myswar.com and also with the posted songs list in the blog, 12 are posted. As mentioned in the penultimate post here , the extra song added in the list was ultimately used in the another Shammi Kapoor film ‘Chor Bazar (1954)’, with Sardar Malik’s music is posted here .

This is a prayer in a madrasa picturised on Master Jagdeep.

Madrasa or “Madrasah” is the oldest form of organized education institutions. One gathers all sort of general knowledge or information as one flits from interesting topics and not very interesting or boring issues. We keep growing, with the informal knowledge and gaining of wisdom, throughout our lives. And this is the way it should be, or the human intelligence would stagnate and die out. Nowadays, we are in danger of information overload, as there are too many sources, from which we can gather information on any topic or issue. I had a vague notion that “Madrasa” is one of the oldest form of organized system of imparting education, I read or heard somewhere. Then I looked up in Google to find out if my notion is correct. And I searched for “Maktab”, and as it happened, Google did confirm it to me in a very roundabout way, from maktab to kuttab to finally madrasah. I am beginning to dread finding answers on google, as the obvious answer it gives is misleading. One has to dig deeper in the results to come at a truthful conclusion.

I also found a pdf file of a research paper titled “Maktabs and Madrasas in India: A Look at Statistics based on 8th All India School Education Survey” at researchgate.net. The following para giving brief history is reproduced below:

“The first educational institution in the Muslim world was the mosque built at Medina early in the seventh century by the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions. From then on, mosques were used for teaching purposes, especially for the teaching of law and theology, but as society developed, study circles were held not only in the mosques but also in the palaces, in the streets and even in the market-places. The study circles also grew in number and quality during this period, forming the nuclei of what were to become the madrasas, colleges intended for adults who had already received their primary education in private schools or mosques. In the tenth century the madrasas emerged as an independent institution distinct from the mosque, although madrasas – at least in the early days – were set up either for a single jurist or to teach the tenets of a particular legal school. Thus was born a new kind of educational institution, destined in future to become a center of religious and secular learning in the Islamic world and a place where the representatives of the official class were educated in the spirit of Muslim orthodoxy.

The history of Madrasa education in India starts since the arrival of Muslims in India and it began in the 10th century with the establishment of Maktabs and Madrasas in the towns of Sind, Dabel, Mansura, Multan by the Arab traders and settlers (Haque, 2013).”

Considering, that education and knowledge is power, the imparting of power to the people, and starting young in observing, absorbing and gaining this power is a tradition in Islam, is a sobering thought. The very first “Wahee”(Divine revelation) that was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) began with the word “Iqraa”, meaning “read”, as in read, repeat, study and gain knowledge.

And to think that we all have arrived in this era of faster traffic of information, programming and coding and moving to artificial intelligence, through the foundation laid by the Prophet and his companions, of an education system, 1400 years ago. A lot has gone by and happened, and lessons have been learnt in these 1400 years.

May Allah Almighty give us and our future generations, the taufeeq, the discipline, talent and the spirit to gain, impart and constantly improve the education and knowledge, as these words in the prayer:

yaa rabb hamen ta’aleem ki
taufeeq ‘ataa kar
rakkhen tere farmaan ko
seene se lagaa kar

Wikipedia say this in one of the pages:

Literacy
In medieval times, the Caliphate experienced a growth in literacy, having the highest literacy rate of the Middle Ages, comparable to classical Athens’ literacy in antiquity.[7] The emergence of the Maktab and Madrasah institutions played a fundamental role in the relatively high literacy rates of the medieval Islamic world.[8]

I am yet to look up the antiquity age in classical Athens, to see if it is a concurrent period, later or earlier period, of what is given above as medieval times. 🙂

This is what it means dissemination of information available on the internet.

Let us move on to the song being posted and Jagdeep, who is in the middle of it all. We see a very young Jagdeep, singing this prayer with other students, as the ustad is looking on. Shamshad Begum is the singer of this prayer written by Shakeel Badayuni and composed by Ghulam Mohammed. Jagdeep was born 29th March, 1939, so he was 14 years old in 1953. He expired a few months ago on 20th July, 2020, another casualty possibly of these pandemic times. As per the filmography, he has worked in 391 films as an actor, starting as a child artist in 1950, up to 2017. This could be a record as a 67 year long career. Those who started before him in the industry have long since hung up their boots. Innumerable memorable characters played by him are part of the histology of hindi films and also the some sweet and some funny and some romantic songs filmed on Jagdeep are already posted in the blog. Some songs may be remaining to be posted, the current one being one of them.

Here is a memorable stanza of this famous background song pictured on Jagdeep in the film Bhaabhi(1957) :

khatam hue din us daali ke
jis par teraa baseraa thaa
aaj yahaan aur kal ho wahaan
ye jogi waalaa phera thaa
ye teri jaageer nahin thi
chaar ghadi ka dera tha
sadaa raha hai is duniyaa mein
kiskaa aab-o-daanaa
chal ud jaa re panchhi
ke ab ye des hua begaanaa


Song-Ye jaan ye imaan bas Allah ke liye hai (Laila Majnu)(1953) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad
Chorus

Lyrics

Yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah keliyehai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah keliye hai

Allah ke liye hai
mere maula ke liye hai
Allah ke liye hai
mere maula ke liye hai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah ke liye hai

maalik tu hi
khaaliq tu hi
ma’abood khudaaya
maalik tu hi
khaaliq tu hi
ma’abood khudaaya

mitti ko sharaf de ke hamen
tu ne banaaya
hamen tu ne banaaya
oonchaa hai farishton se bhi
insaan ka paayaa
oonchaa hai farishton se bhi
insaan ka paayaa

insaan ki hasti
teri duniyaa ke liye hai
Allah ke liye hai
mere maula ke liye hai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah keliyehai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah ke liye hai

yaa rabb hamen ta’aleem ki
taufeeq ‘ataa kar
yaa rabb hamen ta’aleem ki
taufeeq ‘ataa kar

rakkhen tere farmaan ko
seene se lagaa kar
seene se lagaa kar
bandon ko na tu
daaman-e-rehmat se judaakar
bandon ko na tu
daaman-e-rehmat se judaa kar

jo saans hai bas teri
tamanna ke liye hai
Allah ke liye hai
mere maula ke liye hai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah ke liye hai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah ke liye hai


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Blog Day :

4476 Post No. : 15978

Today’s song is from the film Village Girl aka Gram Kanya-1936.

Nine years later, Ramnik Productions made another film with the same title in 1945 with the famous singer Noorjehan singing under the baton of Melody maker music director Shyamsundar. So, when the name Village Girl is mentioned, one’s mind thinks only of the 1945 film of Noorjehan- Village Girl aka Gaon ki Gori-45.

The 1936 film was made by Sagar Movietone. Though Sagar made Talkie films right from the first year of the Talkie era-1931, their films did not make much mark in the film world, till Motilal and Sabita Devi pair came on the scene in 1934 end with ” Shehar ka jaadu”. The new pair clicked famously and Sagar became a name to reckon with. This successful pair did 8 films together for Sagar.

During this period actor singer Surendra came on the scene with his film ” Deccan Queen”-1936, with Aruna Devi. The two Heros then worked with different Heroines of Sagar company. While Motilal worked with Shobhana Samarth, Bibbo, Maya Banerjee and Rose, Sabita Devi worked with Kumar and Surendra. Both Motilal and Surendra came together in the film Jagirdar-36. For the young pair of Surendra and Sabita Devi, film Village Girl was the first film together. They did only one more film together- For Ladies Only-39. Both the films were directed by Sarvottam Badami.

S.Badami is an example of what the Cinema industry is. For some, it is a ditch which destroys the entrant and for a few lucky ones it plays ” Philosopher’s Stone (Paras)”, which turns their lives into Gold. He is one of the two examples, where an ordinary Motor Mechanic makes it as a famous member of the cinema industry. Besides Badami, the other such example is Poet-Director Gulzar (Sampooran Singh Kalra), who was also a Motor Mechanic.

Sarvottam Badami was born in 1910 at Channapatna in Karnataka,to a revenue officer working in Mysore. He passed his SSLC and worked as a garage mechanic and then a projectionist in Select Picture House, Bangalore, both of which were owned by Dr. Ambalal Patel. Patel moved to Bombay and financed Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Film Company, and Chimanlal Desai as a partner forming Sagar Movietone in 1930.
At the age of 19 years, Badami went to Bombay to study automobile engineering. He was asked by Ardeshir Irani who met him at a wedding to help out with the recording equipment he had purchased from abroad.

Badami helped in the sound recording department for the first Talkie in India, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara (1931). Around that time a German director making the film Harishchandra left half-way and Badami offered to complete it, the co-director was Raja Chandrasekhar, although the co-director credit has also been cited as T. C. Vadivelu Naicker. The film turned out to be successful. He was contracted by Sagar Movietone (Sagar Film Company) to direct three films, two in Telugu and one in Tamil: Galava Rishi (Tamil), Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam and Shakuntala in Telugu. The success of these films established him as a director. His working team had people like the cinematographer Faredoon Irani, music director Anil Biswas and the Sagar Movietone favourites Sabita Devi and Motilal.

Initially, to avoid embarrassment to his family he requested not to be credited in the regional language films. He did not know Hindi but from 1932-1947, he worked for Sagar Movietone and also directed nearly 30 films in Hindi, for many others. His first Hindi film was Chandrahasa (1933) starring Noor Mohammed Charlie. He was paid Rs 2000 per film with the complete film being made within Rs 50,000. He worked with most of the top actors of the time like Motilal, Nargis, Ashok Kumar and Pahari Sanyal. He brought Mehboob Khan who was then doing roles as an extra out of obscurity and gave him the role of Sabita Devi’s father in the film Vengeance is mine(1935).

He made several films based on novels. Some of the writers whose work he used were K.M.Munshi, Sarat Chandra and Ramanlal Vasanthlal Desai. The film Aap ki Marzi (1939) was inspired by the Hollywood film Paradise for Three (1938). He became known for his satirical comedies and “socially relevant films”.His film Grihalaxmi (1934), which starred Jal Merchant and Sabita Devi had the woman getting into marriage only if her doctor husband agreed not to want children. The success of the film mitigated the enraged public reaction at the time.

He showed his understanding of media publicity required for films when in 1937, Badami resorted to woo audiences by announcing cash prizes of Rs.500, Rs.200 and Rs.100 for the best reviews of his newly released film Kulvadhu (1937). The promotional gambit worked sending audiences to the theatres. According to an interview, most of Badami’s films didn’t survive as the negatives were burnt to extract the silver from the silver nitrate.

After Aap ki Marzi-38, he followed his mentor, Dr. Patel and joined Sudama Pictures, when in 1939, Sagar Movietone merged into National Films. Badami

also worked in Famous Cine Laboratories, from 46 to 48.

Apparently, in 1948 Deputy Prime Minister Vallabh bhai Patel, who was then also in charge of the Information Ministry, on a visit to the Cine Laboratories Bombay, asked Badami to help set up a Newsreel and Documentary section. The Films Division was established in 1948. He became chief producer in the newsreel department and made several documentaries. He worked in the Films Division making documentaries from 1948-1952. After that he stopped making films and returned to Bangalore to retire as “I was a forgotten man in the feature film world”. He became an industrialist by starting a manufacturing business. Later he worked as a Consultant for Kamani Group of Industries also. He died in 2005 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1932: Harishchandra; Galava Rishi; Paduka Pattabhishekham; Shakuntala; 1933: Chandrahasa; 1934: Grihalakshmi; 1935: Dr. Madhurika; Vengeance is Mine; 1936: Jeevan Lata; Grama Kanya; 1937: Kokila; Kulavadhu; 1938: Three Hundred Days and After; 1939: Aap Ki Marzi; Ladies Only; 1940: Chingari; Sajani; 1941: Holiday in Bombay; 1942: Khilona; 1943: Prarthana; 1944: Bhagya Lakshmi; 1945: Ramayani; 1946: Uttara Abhimanyu; 1947: Manmani; 1951: Vinoba Bhave (Doc);1952: Roof over the head

(Ack: Sapnon ke saudagar by Vithal Pandya, Sagar Movietone by Biren Kothari, HFGK, muVyz, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, and my notes)

The cast of the film was Sabita Devi, Surendra, Yakub, Aruna, Kayam Ali, Sankatha Prasad and many others. The film’s story was written by Dr. Jayant Shyama. The story is about a young man Kumar (Surendra) who loves Vilasini (Aruna), but has to marry Bansari (Sabita Devi) due to family obligations. The film shows the complications in their lives.

Kumar’s father (Sankatha Prasad) has taken a loan from sheth Dinanath (Kayam Ali) for Kumar’s education, on condition of Kumar’s marriage to his daughter Bansuri. Unknown to this precondition, Kumar falls in love and impregnates Vilasini. Due to parental obligations, Kumar is forced to marry Bansuri and abandon Vilasini. As the days pass by, Kumar’s father gets killed accidentally by Kumar himself. Vilasini tries to take the blame on herself. In the court the truth comes out and Bansuri comes to know about her love and pregnancy from Kumar. Bansuri frees Kumar from her bond and the lovers unite.

Now we come to the Music riddles of this film. The film, as mentioned in the book “Sagar Movietone” by Shri Biren Kothari ji gives the name of Bhaskar Rao as its Music Director and also for film ‘ Captain Kirti Kumar-37’. Who is this Bhaskar Rao ? A. Bhaskar Rao was a writer ( Aadmi-39) and asstt. Director(Padosi-41) in Prabhat. Hailing from south Karnataka, Amembal Bhasker Rao’s elder brother A.Sunder Rao was an expert Harmonium player. His younger brother A. Dinkar Rao aka D. Amel, was with A.I.R. as a Musician for 40 years. A.Bhasker Rao was a Tabla player and a disciple of Master krisna Rao Phulambrikar.

However, HFGK gives the name of MD as only ” Rao”. The uploader of the song claims that the MD is Shankar Rao Khatu. Dr. Ashok Ranade, in his book “Music beyond Boundaries”, on page 342, mentions the name as Shankar Rao Khatu. I wrote to Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji, who says it is Shankar rao khatu. Now, this Khatu was a famous Bhajan singer. He had dabbled in films too by acting in film Vasant Sena-34, sang a song in film ” Khwabon ki duniya-37″ and gave music to film Sagar kanya-36. In all these films his name appears as Shankar Rao Khatu and nowhere as only “Rao”. I feel this confirms that Rao does not mean Shankar Rao Khatu. In western India like Maharashtra and Gujarat, people from Karnatak or southern states are referred to only as Rao. All these pointers take me to feel that the MD is A.Bhaskar Rao. Moreover, for two successive Sagar films he was the MD.

PS-Shri Biren Kothari has subsequently clarified that the music director was Shankar Rao Khatu.

There is confusion about the singer also. HFGK lists the singer as Rajkumari. When I listened to the other songs of Rajkumari from the same film, I felt that this voice was different. Isuru kariyawasam, the Sinhalese expert on old Hindi films commented on YT that the singer is Sabita Devi. The uploader, Shalin Bhatt agrees to some extent about voice but insists on the name of Rajkumari. Girdharilalji claims it to be Rajkumari Calcuttewali ! I feel it is unlikely because Pullobai did not sing in any film outside Calcutta or films made by other than Calcutta producers. So I have gone the safe way by saying that Rajkumari is the singer of this song.

I request experts to opine. I am not a voice expert.


Song-Tum Tulsi maata pyaari (Village Girl)(1936) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyricist- Unknown, MD- Shankar Rao Khatu

Lyrics

Tulsi maata pyaari
tum Tulsi Maata pyaari
tum Tulsi Maata pyaari
sati ho dukh nivaari
tum devi sankathaari
sati ho dukh nivaari
tum devi sankathaari
sabke rog taaro tum
sabke rog taaro tum
jeewan nav ka taaro
sabke rog taaro tum
sabke rog taaro tum
jeewan nav ka taaro
Tulsi mata pyaari
tum Tulsi Mata pyaari

mahima sabne maani
mahima sabne maani
murli waala gun gaaya
mahima sabne maani
haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
mahima sabne maani
murli waala gun gaaya
murli waala gun gaaya
murli waala gun gaaya
poojan ko aayi daasi
poojan ko aayi daasi
vinti karat tori main
vinti karat tori main
vinti karat tori main
Tulsi maata pyaari
tum Tulsi Maata pyaari

sati ho dukh nivaari
tum devi sankathaari
sab ke rog taaro tum
sab ke rog taaro tum
sab ke rog taaro tum
jeewan nav ka taaro
jeewan nav ka taaro
Tulsi maata pyaari
tum Tulsi Mata pyaari


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