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

4413 Post No. : 15813

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This Week, That Year – 1
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16Aug – 22Aug, 2010
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Blog ten year challenge (2010-2020)- Song Number 56
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Reviewing the week of Aug16 – Aug22, I just thought of doing the analysis in one more way – to just see where all we had been and what all were we listening to during the time from the start of the blog on 19Jul2008 to 22Aug2010. Interesting things appeared.

It all started with thought – what is the distribution of songs across the decades in the week under review. I did a quick sort check and came up with the following data. This week we had seen 31 songs posted in all. And these 31 songs were distributed according to decade as follows,

1930s

1

1940s

4

1950s

16

1960s

9

1970s

1

The distribution is quite as expected – of the 31 songs, 25 songs (80%) are from the decades of 50s and 60s. Goodness, aren’t these the most favorite years of practically all listeners of Hindi film music.

The thought then prompted me to take a view of the total songs posted thus far, i.e. till 22Aug of 2010. By the end of that week, the total number of posts was 2827, and the total number of songs posted was 2928. The 100 odd more songs are due to multiple songs being included in a single post – multipart and multi version songs.

And the results are pretty much along the same lines, as expected. The overall distribution for all songs till 22Aug2010 stands as follows,

1930s 26
1940s 228
1950s 972
1960s 1069
1970s 511
1980s 89
1990s 30
2000s 5

The overall % of the songs from 50s and 60s dips a little – down to 71%, but still, overwhelmingly most songs are still coming from that era. There is a sizeable interest in the 1970s – 17%. I am sure that is due to the fact that we are still listening to our favorite artists from the Golden Era. To approximately round off, the 30s-40s component is 8% and for 80s and beyond the allocation is 4%. In tabular form, as follows

30s-40s 8%
50s-60s 71%
70s 17%
80s+ 4%

Well, much as expected – the distribution of the listening and selection preferences of this group. Well, not maybe every week, but I will try to revisit this analysis after 2/3 months, and see the evolution of our selection preferences with time.

Let’s do the numbers for that week. Total posts that came on board that week is 31. Number of films represented is 27, with four films making a double appearance. Four films had made their debut that week, and no films were yippeee’d. However, since that week over the past 10 years, 24 of these films have been yippeee’d and seven remain pending. Also, that week we had one dot day.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2010-2020) Series

Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
16-Aug-10
1 Bade Sarkaar 1957 4 4 D Yippeee’d
2 Madhumati 1958 11 11 Yippeee’d
3 Ardhaangini 1959 7 7 Yippeee’d
4 Gumnaam 1965 8 8 *BC – 2800 Yippeee’d
17-Aug-10
1 Vidyapati 1937 13 13 Yippeee’d
2 Aan 1952 11 11 Yippeee’d
3 Shri 420 1955 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Raagini 1958 12 10 Pending 2
5 Madhumati 1958 11 11 Yippeee’d
6 Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati 1969 7 5 Pending 2
18-Aug-10
1 Mastaana 1954 8 9 Yippeee’d
2 Raftaar 1955 10 5 D Pending 5
3 Chandi Pooja 1957 8 4 D Pending 4
4 Ek Shola 1958 8 6 Pending 2
5 Suraj 1966 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Do Kaliyaan 1968 7 7 Yippeee’d
19-Aug-10
[No Posts]
20-Aug-10
1 Dahej 1950 10 10 Yippeee’d
2 Sharda 1957 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Basant 1960 14 10 Pending 4
21-Aug-10
1 Rattan 1944 10 10 Yippeee’d
2 Boot Polish 1953 7 7 Yippeee’d
3 Dharamputra 1961 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Shaadi 1962 7 7 Yippeee’d
5 Do Badan 1966 6 6 Yippeee’d
6 Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati 1969 7 5 Pending 2
22-Aug-10
1 Rattan 1944 10 10 Yippeee’d
2 Jogan 1950 15 15 Yippeee’d
3 Amaanat 1955 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Samrat Chandragupta 1958 8 8 Yippeee’d
5 Do Badan 1966 6 6 Yippeee’d
6 Balidaan 1971 6 2 D Pending 4

The special event recorded for that week was a blog century. I have now inserted another column in the chart to track the appearance of century milestones. On 16 Aug 2010, the song “Jaan Pehchaan Ho” from the 1966 film ‘Gumnaam’ clocked in on the 28th century milestone for the blog. It was the 2800th post to come on board. Going back to revisit some of these posts, it is very enlightening. It is a delight to recall and refresh the large amount of trivia that is now silently sitting in the electrons on this blog’s storage. About this post – this was a special request post that Greta Memsaab had written for the blog. At 2800 posts, this was only the 12th guest post till then, and the second on by Memsaab. Poring through the article and the comments, one learns and re-learns so much more about these songs – names of the guitarists, name of the dancers, the fleeting appearance by Helen, the fact that the lead in dance music is lifted from the song “Teen Kanastar Peet Peet Kar” (‘Love Marriage’, 1957), and that an ad by Heinken has used this song – the entire lead in music and the mukhda of the song, in the voice of Rafi Sb. It is a revival experience par excellence.

And so, getting into this week. Seven films, and eight challenge opportunities for the team members. I must acknowledge that members are sending in challenge contributions – lyrics and sometimes articles too. And we need more of that. Gear up, and happy posting.

‘Raagini’ of 1958 is one of the two films pending for today’s date. The song being presented is a stage dance song, and as the performance rolls to the end, one finds that it is actually dream sequence song. It is being played out in a dream being experienced by Padmini, as she visualizes herself to be Anaarkali, dancing in the court of Prince Saleem, that is Kishore Kumar, the person she is love with.

The lyrics of this song are penned by Qamar Jalaalabaadi, the music is composed by OP Nayar and the singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle.

Lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakash ji.

With this post, the film ‘Raagini’ moves closer to gaining yippeee status, with just one more song pending.

[Author’s Note: This post is the beginning of a weekly series that is about the story of this blog. This story has already been appearing as the weekly challenge information being shared on Whatsapp group. In discussion with Atul ji, we agreed that the weekly presentation of this evolving story has become as good as a post by itself. And so we decided that the weekly information post on Whatsapp will also be duplicated as a post on the blog itself, making a more firm documentation of this story. Hence, this series.]

Video

Audio

Song – Tujhe Dekh Ke Machal Gaya Aaj Mera Mann  (Raagini) (1958) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – OP Nayar
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaa aaaa aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaaa aaa
ummm ummmmm ummmm ummm
aaaa aaaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaa
o o o o o o o o
o o o o o o o o

kuchh aisa chhed
umangon ka raag aaa..aaa..aaj ki raat
ke jaaye khwaab jawaani ke jaag aaj ki raat
zamaana jis ko
muhabbat ki aag
kehta hai..ae
dil o jigar mein lagaa dey
wo aag aaj ki raat

haaan aaan aaan aaan
tujhe dekh ke machal gayaa aaj mera mann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
tujhe dekh ke machal gayaa aaj mera mann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann

wo muskuraayen
inaayat isi ko ke..ehthe hain
nazar churaayen
sharaarat isi ko kehthe hain
ye meethi aankh micholi
ye dillagi ye adaa..aa
aji huzoor muhabbat isi ko kehthe hain
haaan aaan aaan aaan
tujhe dekh ke machal gaya aaj mera mann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
tujhe dekh ke machal gaya aaj mera mann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
tu hai saleem mera
main teri anaarkali
qubool kar meri ulfat ki purbahaar kali
o taajdaar mere
ishq ki bahaa..aa..ar hai tu
khila de aaj mere dil ki beqaraar kali
haaan aaan aaan aaan
tujhe dekh ke machal gaya aaj mera mann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
tujhe dekh ke machal gaya aaj mera mann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann
mere dil ki paayal baajey saiyyaan chhann chhann chhann

aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
अम्ममम अम्ममम अम्ममम अम्ममम
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

कुछ ऐसा छेड़
उमंगों का राग आ॰॰आज की रात
के जाये ख्वाब जवानी का जाग आज की रात
ज़माना जिसको
मुहब्बत की आग कहता है॰॰ऐ
दिल ओ जिगर में लगा दे
वो आग आज की रात

हाँ आं आं आं
तुझे देख के मचल गया आर मेरा मन
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
तुझे देख के मचल गया आर मेरा मन
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न

वो मुस्कुराएं
इनायत इसी को कहते हैं
नज़र चुराएँ
शरारत इसी को कहते हैं
ये मीठी आँख मिचौली
ये दिल्लगी ये अदा॰॰आ
अजी हुज़ूर मुहब्बत इसी को कहते हैं
हाँ आं आं आं
तुझे देख के मचल गया आर मेरा मन
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
तुझे देख के मचल गया आर मेरा मन
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न

आ आ आ आ आ आ
तू है सलीम मेरा
मैं तेरी अनारकली
क़ुबूल कर मेरी उलफत की पुरबहार कली
ओ ताजदार मेरे
इश्क़ की बहा॰॰आर है तू
खिला दे आज मेरे दिल की बेक़रार कली
हाँ आं आं आं
तुझे देख के मचल गया आर मेरा मन
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
तुझे देख के मचल गया आर मेरा मन
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न
मेरे दिल की पायल बोले सैंया छन्न छन्न छन्न

आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰
आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰
आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰
आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰


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

Blog Day : 3542 Post No. : 14218

Hullo Atuldom

9+2=11
11+3= 14
14+4= 18

“Confused”? “Flummoxed” or I should be asking “stumped”? Of course, all the words mean the same. I am sure the additions that I have done to open this post have set people thinking.

Well it has something to do with the last three songs that were posted from the movie “Mome Ki Gudiya” (that is how “mom” was spelt in the title card and the movie’s censor certificate dated 12th April 1972). The famous website Hindigeetmala.net lists four songs for the movie, but as I sat through the movie to recheck I found the movie had five songs. I think HFGK will also give the same number, the song “Bandhan toote na sanwariya” comes twice then the number of songs count will be six.

“Reshma jawaan ho gayi” is the first song in the movie; posted with a post by Sudhirji. That song happens when Tanuja who plays Sheel takes objection to being called “chutki”.

“Whenever I had been to Brindavan I have seen shooting of Hindi and South India movies. Except for the last time.
Now It has gone to dogs. The flowers have wilted and trees are dried up. Please do not take your parents as one has to walk compulsorily for few kilometres”.

This was our Nitin Shah’s comment after the above song. I must say I had a similar experience when I visited Brindavan this year, in the month of January. The flowers were not there but some lighting still happens, they have a musical fountain show and most of the fountains were working but I suppose visiting the place in summer might disappoint a tourist as there will be little water in the dam.

“Baaghon me bahaar aayi” is the second song which plays when Sheel and Ravi (Ratan Chopra) are on their honeymoon. It is picturised in Brindawan Gardens of Mysore. The movie’s makers have thanked the people and government of Mysore state for cooperating in the making of the movie. (A small doubt- was Mysore still a separate state in 1971/ 72 ?). This was the first song from the movie to be posted on the blog.
[Ed note:- Mysore was a separate state since 1956. It was renamed as Karnataka in 1973]

The third song from the movie that is posted happens at karwa chauth. “Bandhan toote na sanwariya” occurs just before climax. Post the song Sheel shoots her mama Shaligram played by Jeewan just as he tries to stab Ravi.

So that then are the three posts for this movie posted in 2009, 2011 and 2014 – there I have explained 9+2 and 11+3. We are in 2018 i.e 14+4 simple 🙂

I sat through the movie before writing this post and here is the gist of the movie:

Ravi, the only son of wealthy widower Rai Bahadur Gangaram, falls in love with fellow-collegian, Sheel, but is shocked to find that she is to be his future step-mother. His father decides to step away, lets the couple get married, and shortly thereafter passes away. A few months later, Sheel gets pregnant and her parents as well as her maternal uncle, Shaligram, come to visit her. It is during this visit that Ravi will find out that Sheel has been living a secret life, and the real reason why she married him. Devastated, he will face even more trauma and scandal when the Police will arrest his wife for murder.

The secret of Sheel’s life is that her parents (Paro and Rashid Khan) and mama use her to lure rich old men into marriage and see to it that Sheel doesn’t consummate the marriage. And a few days after marriage they decamp with the rich man’s wealth. One such old man is Om Prakash who tries to force himself on Sheel but she injures him and flees thinking she has killed him. Another secret of Sheel’s life is that she has been kidnapped by the trio in infancy from Nasir Hussain’s haveli. This fact is unearthed by Premnath when he appears in court to defend Sheel.

So that then is what the movie was all about. 🙂

I think “Dolly ki Doli” which came in 2015 had a similar story of a young con-girl marrying into rich families.

The song with this post is the fourth song in the movie. It comes in Sheel’s dream when Ravi tells her “how much he has waited for her?” Etc. etc. It is a rather long song. It is in the voice of Anand Bakshi. This movie had two songs that were sung by Anand Bakshi. After sitting through the movie I felt the voice suited the actor perfectly. Another thing that I found was this was the debut of Anand Bakshi as a singer.

The movie opens by paying shraddhanjali to composer Jaikishan the composer who was part of three of Mohan Kumar’s initial movies.

Today (March 30th, 2018) is the 16th death anniversary of Anand Bakshi. He who gave us songs which sounded as if written by a common man. Such simple words to convey normal feelings leke a good-bye “achcha toh hum chalte hai”; monetary lessons “aamdani athannee kharcha rupiaya”; a man’s plight after marriage “brahma o brahma”; a host of lullabies “sooyi ja tara”, “aakhiyon mein chote chote sapne sajaayeke” (to list just two); roothna-manaana “Rona kabhi nahin rona”, “nahin main nahin dekh sakta tujhe rote huye” and songs with roadside Romeo kind of lyrics “jumma chumma de de”.

He has written songs for three films with the title “Majboor”; two “Mehbooba” (one of which released in 2008 six years after he had passed away). He was a master with words and if I may say- in the same league as Majrooh Sultanpuri in the sense that he had a long career of almost 40 years and wrote similarly simple lyrics and was always in demand by all film makers.

He had an ambition to be a singer too which was showcased in a few songs for which he used to sing the opening lines etc. I had discovered a song where he had given playback along with Bhupinder, Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar for “Sholay” but unfortunately that song never featured in that movie. I was aware of one full length song in “Mome Ki Gudiya” but before I sat to write this post I found that was already posted. But I am not upset as I found a very beautiful song from the same movie but it is rather long almost 6 minutes. Here it is:-

Audio

Video


Song-Main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein (Mome Ki Gudiya)(1972) Singer-Anand Bakshi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein
tumko anjaanon apnon mein
main dhoond raha thha sapnon mein
tumko anjaano apno me
raaste me mujhe ek phool mila toh maine kaha
maine kaha
ae phool tu kitna sundar hai
lekin tu raakh hai mauj nahin
ja mujhko teri khoj nahin
main dhoondhh raha tha sapnon mein

main deewaana anjaane mein
ja pahuncha phir maikhaane mein
raste mein mujhe ik jaam mila to maine kaha
maine kaha
ae jaam tu kitna dilkash hai
lekin tu haar hai jeet nahin
ja teri meri preet nahin
main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein

main badhkar apni hasti se
guzra taaron ki basti se
raste mein mujhe phir chaand mila to maine kaha
maine kaha
ae chaand tu kitna raushan hai
par dilbar tera naam nahin
ja tere bas ka kaam nahin
deepak ki tarah jalte jalte
jeevan path par chalte chalte
raste mein mujhe sansaar mila to maine kaha
maine kaha
sansaar tu kitna achcha hai
lekin zanjeer hai dor nahin
ja tu mera chitchor nahin
main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein

kuchh aur chala main banjaara
toh dekha mandir ka dwaaraa
mandir mein mujhe bhagwaan mila toh maine kaha
maine kaha
bhagwaan tera ghar sab kuchh hai
lekin saajan ka dwaar nahin
pooja pooja hai pyaar nahin
beeta ke chain akele mein
pahuncha saawan ke mele mein
mele mein tumhe jab dekh liya to maine kaha
maine kaha
tum hi toh ho
tum hi toh ho
chitchor mere
man meet mere
tum bin pyaase thhe geet mere
hmmhmm oooo hmmm
oooo hmmmmm oooo
hmmmm hoooo aaaa
hmmmm hoooo aaaa
hmmmm hoooo hoo


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

Blog Day : 3537 Post No. : 14207

An interesting observation regarding the Yippeee process for the film that is getting Yippeee’d today. Regular readers would have noticed a pattern in the manner that the films are getting Yippeee’d these days. Generally, in the case of films with just two or three songs remaining to be posted, the last two (or last three) songs kind of appear at a very rapid pace, almost on a daily basis, one right on top of the other. With such films, the penultimate one (or two) songs appear in quick succession followed by the final song of the film, on the next day.

Not in the case of the film being Yippeee’d today. On examining the list of songs of this film as they appear in the table below, the penultimate song of this film came on board on 12th Jan, 2018. And its Yippeee song today appears after a gap of almost two and a half months. And the reason for this delay – it is yours truly, of course. 🙂

When the penultimate song got posted on 12th Jan earlier this year, I immediately sent a note to Atul ji, requesting for doing the Yippeee honors for this film. The reason is that I wanted to bring on board the video of the song. Apparently the earlier posted songs of the film ‘Bus Conductor’, from 1959, were in video form, as one can make out from the write-ups of the first three songs of this film posted. These first three songs came on board on 2009, 2014 and 2016, and they were earlier available in video form. Now, these songs are no longer available, and the YT account of the erstwhile uploader has been blocked due to “multiple copyright infringements”. So the video clips of these songs are no longer available online. (Once again, the caveat – as far as I can search it online 🙂 ).

I have been able to acquire the video of this film through one of my good friends. I do not wish to say that we are the only ones having a this video film. Quite possibly, the video version is also in the hands of other friends, known or unknown. So anyway, I wanted to upload the video of this song for this post today. But as I was checking the previous posts for this film, I realized what had happened, Then I decided not to post the video clip of the song on YT. And the link that I am using in this post for now, is the audio upload of this song by Sa Re Ga Ma.
[Ed Note: The video clip of the song is now added on Vimeo, as suggested by Atul ji. The link is added below.]

And so, with this song, today we add the 1959 film ‘Bus Conductor’ to the list of films having all their songs showcased on our blog.

The film is a production from the banner of Sharda Films, Bombay, produced by Ashok Bhambri. It is a social drama, directed by Dwarka Khosla. The cast of actors, as listed in the Geet Kosh, reads like – Shyama, Premnath, Amarnath, Maruti, Satish Batra, Sujata, Umesh Sharma, Ramlal, Khairati, Narbada Shankar, Ameer Bano, Sadhna, Surya Kumari, Helen, Kanchanmala, Sheela Vaz and Cuckoo. An interesting aside here. Maruti, whose name appears in the list actors, plays the role of a dance teacher in the film. He is the friend of the hero, played by Premnath. As I was watching the credits of the film, I discovered that the story of this film is written by Maruti himself.

The film has six songs. All the songs are written by Noor Devasi. And the music has been composed by the duo of Bipin-Babul. The five songs of this film posted earlier, are listed below.

Dil Se Main Mujh Se Dil Takra Gaya Bus Conductor 1491 23-Jun-09
Zindagi Mein Rang Bhara Hai Pyaar Ka Bus Conductor 10550 29-Nov-14
Man Mein Tere Kyaa Hai Bataa De Gori Bus Conductor 12625 27-Nov-16
Daanv Chalne Ko Hai Bus Conductor 13613 26-Sep-17
Paas Hamaare Aaiye Bus Conductor 13909 12-Jan-18

Today’s song is in the voice of Asha Bhosle, and in the film it is presented as a dream sequence. Shyama is sleeping, and she sees a dream in which she is singing this song, as she plays the sitar, and that she is also dancing to this song. The sequence is filmed as alternating shots that show Shyama playing the sitar and singing, and also dancing simultaneously. Surely possible in a dream sequence only.

As I was checking out the earlier posts, I came across the query from Atul ji himself, as to what is the ‘Bus Conductor’ connection in the film. So I checked out the video. The role of the bus conductor in the film is played by Premnath, who is otherwise a rich person, belonging to an affluent family. The reason that he goes underground and becomes a bus conductor, is explained in the beginning of the film.

Premnath belongs to a very rich family of landlords. He is an aspiring writer, albeit an unsuccessful one. He writes short stories, and sends them for publication to different magazines. His stories are always getting rejected. And so he makes a decision that he will leave his home and its luxuries, and live like a common person, search for a job, and work to earn a living – all this for a learning experience of life, so that he is able to genuinely write about life and people, and make his stories more convincing.

There is an emotionally charged scene in the beginning of the film, in which we see him receive some more rejections in mail, and we see an outburst in which he tells his bhabhi (wife of elder brother) that he is leaving home, and will return only when he has achieved success as a writer. He declares that he forgoes all the comforts and luxuries of his rich-person life, will go out into the world to fend for himself, get a firsthand experience of a common man’s life, and write about it. With this loud and emotionally charged declaration, he departs from his home to start a new life incognito. I must add that the performance by Premnath in this scene, did not sound very convincing to me.

So he leaves his luxuries and finds a job as a bus conductor. The rest of the film is about his interactions with people. He makes friends with Maruti, who lives in a chawl and dreams about being a choreographer in films. He meets Shyama who is also from a rich family, but is forced to ride a bus one day when her car breaks down. She forgets her bag on the bus, giving an opportunity to the make-believe bus conductor to play the honest good Samaritan and take the bag to her home. Which of course leads to more things, as expected.

He also witnesses a murder, as one passenger alighting from his bus is pushed under the wheels of the bus itself – he tries to chase the culprit but is unable to apprehend him. The person behind the murder is connected with Shyama’s family, and story gets into the expected filmy complexities.

Of course, all is well in the end, as the rich girl gets a rich husband to be, the murder is solved and the culprit apprehended – rather killed as he runs on to a railway track as he is being chased by the hero and the police. If the writer wrote a new story and it got published; I must have missed that sequence in the quick review that I did of this film. And the rich-boy-masqerading-as-a-poor-boy returns home to his luxuries with his lady love.

On the whole, it is quite an un-convincing plot, with equally un-convincing performances. And as is always the case, it is the songs that draw us.

But nonetheless, one more film to be Yippeee’d on our blog.

 

Song – Radha Ki Paayal, Kanhaiya Ki Murli  (Bus Conductor) (1959) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics -Noor Devasi, MD – Bipin Babul

Lyrics

radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal

bholi radha aise naache
bholi radha aise naache
jaise naache mor
jaise naache mor
paayal ki jhankaar mein goontha
saanwla maakhan chor
main bhi apni sudh kho baithi
main bhi apni sudh kho baithi
raat se ho gayi bhor
raat se ho gayi bhor
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal

bhor ki dulhan poochhe mujh se
bhor ki dulhan poochhe mujh se
akhiyaan bhaari bhaari kyon
akhiyaan bhaari bhaari kyon
sakhiyaan chutki le ke boli
sakhiyaan chutki le ke boli
jaagi ratiyaan saari kyon
jaagi ratiyaan saari kyon
krishn deewaani kya batlaaye
krishn deewaani kya batlaaye
jeevan apna haari kyon
jeevan apna haari kyon
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल

भोली राधा ऐसे नाचे
भोली राधा ऐसे नाचे
जैसे नाचे मोर
जैसे नाचे मोर
पायल की झंकार में गूँथा
सांवला माखन चोर
मैं भी अपनी सुध खो बैठी
मैं भी अपनी सुध खो बैठी
रात से हो गई भोर
रात से हो गई भोर
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल

भोर की दुल्हन पूछे मुझसे
भोर की दुल्हन पूछे मुझसे
अखियाँ भारी भारी क्यों
अखियाँ भारी भारी क्यों
सखियाँ चुटकी ले के बोलीं
सखियाँ चुटकी ले के बोलीं
जागी रतियाँ सारी क्यों’
जागी रतियाँ सारी क्यों’
कृष्ण दीवानी क्या बतलाए
कृष्ण दीवानी क्या बतलाए
जीवन अपना हारी क्यों
जीवन अपना हारी क्यों

राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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