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

This song is from the film Girls School-1949. It is sung by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum- one of the most popular singing pair of the late 1940s. The song was written by Kavi Pradeep and the Music Director for this song was C.Ramchandra. In this film, there were two Music Directors. One was Anil Biswas ( he composed 4 songs) and C.Ramchandra ( he composed 5 songs).

In those days, it was quite unusual to have 2 very well known and well established composers for one film. During Partition time, few composers had left India without completing their assignments and the work was then completed by another composer. So there was a convincing reason for such cases. There were few pairs of composers like Husnlal-Bhagatram, but it was a professional and permanent team. In case of Girls School-49, having two big composers was quite unusual and it created ripples in the industry, not only in those times, but its echos were heard again in 1954 also. Let us see how it all happened.

This film was produced by Kavi Pradeep under the banner of Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. This was a company floated by him and Amiya Chakrawarty-director of this film. To understand the complexiities of Girls school, we must go back a little. In 1942, Anil Biswas was invited by Ranjit at a salary of Rs. 1500/ per month and by Bombay Talkies at a salary of Rs 2500/ per month. As National studio was winding up, Anil Biswas wanted to make a change anyway, but due to the contract of national he could not join Bombay Talkies openly. He, however, gave music to the film Basant-42 and name of his brother in Law, Pannalal Ghosh was used as its Music Director.

Finally when Anil Biswas joined Bombay Talkies, there were already two groups there. One was led by Devika Rani and Amiya Chakraborty and the other was led by S. Mukherjee along with Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee, Pradeep etc-a total of 15 artistes. Anil Biswas was invited by Devika Rani and that too at a salary of Rs. 2500/ per month, when Pradeep was getting Rs 1500 per month. This irritated Pradeep no end and he started troubling and finding faults with Anil Biswas. However Anil Biswas gave excellent music in the film Kismet and then everyone was happy as the film celebrated jubilees everywhere.

With this back ground, Anil Biswas joined Girls school as a Music Director, mainly due to Amiya who knew his calibre. Because of everybody’s background , the film was entirely shot in the Studios of Bombay Talkies. Kavi Pradeep being a producer and a Lyricist started interfering with Anil Biswas’s work and criticising him at every opportunity. Anil Biswas was fed up. He had already recorded three songs and a solo by Lata , ” tum hi kaho, mera man udas kyun na rahe” was to be recorded. Anil Biswas had taken C Ramchandra as his assistant for this film. Though C Ramchandra was already a popular and wellknown idndependent composer himself , still he had accepted to be his assistant here due to his respect for Anil Biswas. When the tune for Lata’s solo was made, Pradeep passed caustic remarks about it being not so good. There was an altercation between Anil Biswas and Pradeep and Biswas quit then and there and went away.

C Ramchandra had to take over as the Music Director for the balance songs of the movie. Pradeep was very happy. Next day recording of Lata’s solo song took place under the supervision of C Ramchandra, as planned. Later when Lata came to know that Anil Biswas has left and C Ramchandra had replaced him, she was very angry and said that she would not have recorded the song had she known about Anil Biswas’s exit. She objected to C Ramchandra taking over as the music direction and complained about it in the Artists association too. (Remember that Lata and C Ramchandra’s relations had not formed yet and Lata was still with Husnlal at that time.)

Later on in 1954, when O P Nayyar replaced Roshan for Mehbooba, Lata took up the issue with the Music Directors’ association. Anil Biswas was the chairman at that time and O P Nayyar was boycotted. At that time Lata quoted Girls school incident to prove that she was “highly Principled” on such matters!

Anyway, that was how C Ramchandra became the Music Director of Girls school-49 and he composed 4 duets of Shamshad and 1 solo of Lalita Deulkar in this movie. All the four duets of this pair are very interesting. However, with all this jhamelas, film Girls school was a total Flop. Pradeep lost heavily and closed the production company forthwith, after just this one film.

I had not seen this film, so I was curious to find its review in contemporary magazines. I did not find it in Film India or in other periodicals. However I read one letter from a reader in Film India, which criticised the film for not having to do anything with women’s education. He further asserted that the film title was a misnomer, since not even one scene was there in entire film which showed running classes or a teacher in the class etc. Finally I found a short synopsis of his film in the ‘ Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, which is given here to give an idea of what the film was about.

” Rural drama about Meena (Geeta Bali) who leaves home rather than submit to an arranged marriage and starts a girls school in a village, although opposed by the local zamindar. The zamindars brother-in-law Bipin (Sajjan), who lusts after Meena, is the villain. The hero (Sohan) appears in answer to an advertisement for a schoolteacher and is appointed only because Meena mistakes his name – Shanti Kumar Majumdar for that of a woman. The zamindar’s widowed sister Sumitradevi, a supporter of the school, objects because he is not married. Meena and Shanti Kumar fall in love but realises the damage he may cause to her school and leaves. Bipin then spreads rumours about Shanti Kumar morals, which causes further difficulties that have to be resolved before both the future of the school and of the loving couple could be assured. ”

The cast of the film consisted of Rehana, Sohan, Kuldeep Kaur, David, Pran, Iftekhar etc etc. Not much information is available about this Hero- Sohan. In Hindi films, many aspirants tried their luck. Not all of them got an opportunity to enter films. In the early era, it was easy, but as the years passed by, it became difficult for the hopefuls. Few lucky ones got a Mentor- it helped them to only to enter films but not stay in the industry.

“Aaye bhi vo, gaye bhi vo, khatam fasana ho gaya “. These newcomers were given a fair opportunity to showcase their abilities, but unfortunately, despite their honest efforts, their skill did not show up and the audience was unimpressed. They got big banners, good experienced directors, but they disappointed their Mentors with non existent abilities to act. They proved to be ‘Non- Actors ‘.

Among them, some male actor’s names which I remember off hand are Arjun in Malhar-51, Rattan Chopra in Aman-67,Mom ki Gudia-72, Vijay kumar in Alif laila-54,Premendra in Holi aayee re-70, Deepak kumar in Aabroo-68, Ajay in Wapas-69, Som Dutt in mann ka meet-68, Vikram in Julie-75,Rajeev Kapoor in Raam teri Ganga maili-85, Shekhar Suman in Utsav-84, Kaycee mehra in Chhabilee-60 and mem didi-61, prashant in Sehra-63, Ashok Sharma in Hamari yaad aayegi-61, Ajit Chitnis in Aaj ki baat-55, Nusrat Kardar in Dard-47, Manish in Saraswati Chandra-68, Rajiv in Nayi umar ki nayi fasal-65, Aroop kumar in Bezubaan-62 etc etc.

Sohan Kapila was also one such actor, who was not successful as a Hero. Actually, big banners like Filmistan supported him. He got seasoned Heroines like Geeta Bali and Rehana as well as Debutants Jayashree Gadkar and Nalini Chonkar, but nothing worked. He proved that you can take the Horse to the water, but you can not make it drink !!! He acted in Girls school-49, lajawab-50, Sanskar-58, Ek armaan mera-59, Chaand ki duniya-59, Babar-60, Commercial pilot officer-63 and Picnic-66 and may be some more as character roles. After he retired, his daughter actress Padmini Kapila also had the same fate !

The film had 9 songs (4-by Anil Biswas and 5 by C.Ramchandra). Five songs are already discussed in this Blog. Today’s song is the sixth song. The song is not very melodious or foot tapping, but it has an unmistakable C.Ramchandra stamp on it. So let us enjoy this fun song.

Editors comments:
Today (11 december 2017) is Kavi Pradeep’s remembrance day. So this song serves as a tribute to him.

Secondly, this song is the 600th song of Shamshad Begam in the blog. She becomes the 18th artist and seventh singer to reach this mark in the blog.


Song-Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main (Girls School)(1949) Singers-C Ramchandra, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

o o o o
danke ki chot par kehtaa hoon main
sunte jaao ji laalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa

oy laalala
o o
badi badi deengen jo haank rahe thhe
unke honthon pe lag gayaa taalaa

oy kal tak diwaali manaate thhe jo
dekho nikalaa hai unkaa deewaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

chhip chhip ke chhuriyaan chalaane waalon
kab tak manaaoge khair

ho o o
chhip chhip ke chhuriyaan chalaane waalon
kab tak manaaoge khair
ishwar ki duniyaa mein der hai bhaiyaa
lekin nahin andher
ishwar ki duniyaa mein der hai bhaiyaa
lekin nahin andher
doosron ke liye mat khodo kunwaa
kisi kaa bhi is’se bhalaa naa huaa

are ham sab ke upar jo maalik khadaa hai
wo hai hazaar haathwaalaa
aeji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

jeet naa sakegaa koi ab hamse baazi
jeet naa sakegaa koi ab hamse baazi
miyaan bibi raazi to kyaa karegaa kaazi

chullu bhar paani mein doob maro bhaiyaa
kehtaa hai ye gaadiwaalaa
chhote chhote baadalon
tum kyaa chhupaaoge
chandaa kaa ujiyaalaa
arre chhote chhote baadalon
tum kyaa chhupaaoge
chandaa kaa ujiyaalaa
aeji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

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“Vikramadiyta”(1945) was directed by Vijay Bhatt for Prakash Pictures, Bombay. The historical movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Ratnamala, Baburao Pendharkar, Prem Adeeb, Ranjana, Bhagwandas, Jillo etc in it.

There were nine songs in this movie.

One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Vikramadiyta”(1945) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rajkumari and Manna Dey. Ramesh Gupta is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankarrao Vyas.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song. My guess is that this song is picturised on the lead pair.

I have not been able to get the lyrics of this song right at one place. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the gaps/ suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable. The lyrics of this romantic song are in chaste Sanskritised Hindi, which to mind is quite appropriate and extremely suitable for a song of this nature. It is a rare song that deserves to be better known among music lovers. To those who may be wondering, this song is about a ras ka lobhi bhanwra getting trapped inside a flower. The lady is wondering why the lotus flower is swaying despite there being no breeze, and the gentleman (King Vikramaditya most probably) explains that is a bhanwra, trapped inside the flower that is trying to come out. Very nice imagination from the poet.


Song-Hain gagan mein baadal thahre huye(Vikramaditya)(1945) Singers-Rajkumari, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Ramesh Gupta, MD-Shankar Rao Vyas

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
hain gagan mein baadal thahre huye
hain gagan mein baadal thahre huye
aur pawan bhi chal chupchaap raha
aur pawan bhi chal chupchaap raha
hain stheer aaj ban bel vraksh
koi pankhhi na raag alaap raha
koi pankhhi na raag alaap raha

sundar prabhat sheetal kirnen
sundar prabhat sheetal kirnen
tere mann mein sama kya paap raha
tere mann mein sama kya paap raha
hain shaant sarowar ki lahren
hain shaant sarowar ki lahren
yoon kamal bata kyun kaanp raha
phir kaho kamal kyun kaanp raha

sun ri
sun ri bholi
is mein koi
sun ri bholi
is mein koi
kar paap ka paschhataap raha
kar paap ka paschhataap raha
is mein madhukar madhu ka lobhi
is mein madhukar madhu ka lobhi
sandhya ko aa chupchaap raha
sandhya ko aa chupchaap raha
laalach mein bandiwaan hua
laalach mein bandiwaan hua
ab shakti hai apni naap raha
ab shakti hai apni naap raha
hai tadap raha wo mukti ko
hai tadap raha wo mukti ko
is liye kamal hai kaanp raha
is liye kamal hai kaanp raha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
हैं गगन में बादल ठहरे हुए
हैं गगन में बादल ठहरे हुए
और पवन भी चल चुपचाप रहा
और पवन भी चल चुपचाप रहा
हैं स्थीर आज बन बेल वृक्ष
कोई पंखी ना राग अलाप रहा
कोई पंखी ना राग अलाप रहा

सुंदर प्रभात शीतल किरणें
सुंदर प्रभात शीतल किरणें
तेरे मन में समा क्या पाप रहा
तेरे मन में समा क्या पाप रहा
हैं शांत सरोवर की लहरें
हैं शांत सरोवर की लहरें
यूं कमल बता क्यों काँप रहा
फिर कहो कमल क्यों काँप रहा

सुन री
सुन री भोली
इस में कोई
सुन री भोली
इस में कोई
कर पाप का पश्चाताप रहा
कर पाप का पश्चाताप रहा
इसमें मधुकर मधु का लोभी
इसमें मधुकर मधु का लोभी
संध्या को आ चुपचाप रहा
संध्या को आ चुपचाप रहा
लालच में बंदीवान हुआ
लालच में बंदीवान हुआ
अब शक्ति अपनी नाप रहा
अब शक्ति अपनी नाप रहा
है तड़प रहा वो मुक्ति को
है तड़प रहा वो मुक्ति को
इस लिए कमल है काँप रहा
इस लिए कमल है काँप रहा


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.

hullo Atuldom

“Raja Rani” was a 1973 movie which was directed by Sachin Bhowmik – otherwise known to be a story and screenplay writer; it was produced by Jagdish Kumar.

The movie had a star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore (who seemed to look younger in this movie as compared to Aradhana of 1969 ??). The supporting cast consisted of David, Iftikar, Raj Mehra, Bhram Bharadwaj, Asit Sen, Suresh, Naaz. Dulari etc. Anand Bakshi wrote songs which tunes by R.D. Burman.

I have seen this movie so long back that it feels like another time and space and age but the synopsis given on Wikipedia helped stir my memory. Here it is:

A young widow commits suicide when she is compelled to forgo her modesty to save her child from illness. The child runs away on seeing his dead mother and becomes a thief named Raja. Raja is a very handsome and intelligent thief who manages to steal and escape from police every time.

He lives with his friend Tony who dreams of marrying his girlfriend Mary. Raja once steals at a home during night and police chase him. To escape from police, he enters into a marriage hall and in the bridegroom’s room. He finds a letter of groom who ran away as he does want to marry the girl his father arranged for him. Raja disguises himself as groom veiling his face with flowers when original groom’s father knocks the door. Raja eventually marries the girl in the marriage hall.

He feels troubled on whatever happened and he escapes from the room during the nuptial night without even seeing who is his wife as she has also veiled her face with wedding dress. The groom’s father and the bride misunderstand that original groom has escaped from the hall. Raja is caught by police and he sent to jail for six months. The original groom dies in an accident on the same night. Nirmala (the girl whom Raja married) is thrown out by her in-laws as she is an unlucky girl because of which their son died. Nirmala returns to her uncle’s home where she is not welcomed due to their financial position. She wanders everywhere and she finds no help from anybody rather try to spoil her modesty. She turns to a courtesan and dances for her living.

Raja is released from jail and he searches for the girl he married. When he does not find the whereabouts of that girl he returns to his normal life of stealing. He hires a room and stays with his friend Tony near the place where Nirmala, now courtesan Rani, resides. Raja visits Rani’s home to escape from police and he sees Rani dancing. Something makes him feel bad and he slaps Rani and throws away one of the clients who tried to misbehave with her. Rani does not get angry but she likes Raja slapping her. Rani and Raja, without knowing about their relation to each other, start to develop a feeling of love towards each other.

Rani insists Raja to stop stealing and Raja insists she stop dancing. Both decide to live a decent life. Rani changes the mind of one of her clients and because of which his wife accepts her as her sister as she saved her husband from doing wrong. Raja finds a job as school van conductor. But he loses his job when the school finds he was thief before. Raja and Rani do a small business of selling snacks but are charged for child theft one day. The father of the child is the man whom Rani changed from becoming bad. Rani and Raja are released and they become good friends of the man’s family.

The wife of the person invites to their child’s birthday party and gives her good saree and necklace to wear on that day. Rani loses the necklace given by the man’s wife. To return the necklace they struggle a lot as it costs in thousands. Raja and Rani are compelled to break the promise made to each other without each other’s knowledge. Raja goes to steal in home and gets caught. He finds Rani dancing in front of the owner of the house. When the owner of the house tries to misbehave with Rani, Raja rushes to save her. In a struggle, the owner is killed and Raja is blamed for that.

Did Raja really kill the owner? What happened to the necklace which both have lost? Did Raja and Rani know who they are to each other? This forms the rest of the story.

Two songs from this movie has been posted so far- one in 2008 and second in 2009, that itself is another age and time. The blog has come a long way since.

Today (8 december 2017) on the occasion of the 73rd birthday of Rinku Tagore alias Begum Ayesha Sultana wife of ex-Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Ok let me make it simple. It is Sharmila Tagore’s birthday. She is a descendent of Rabindranath Tagore as both her parents were grand children of Rabindranath’s maternal and paternal brothers.

On researching about Sharmila I found that the little girl in Tapan Sinha’s 1957 ‘Kabuliwala’was her sister Tinku Tagore. Her children Saif and Soha have also followed in her footsteps to become actors of repute and even her daughter and son in-laws are actors of repute- Kareena and Kunal Khemmu.

Today’s song sees her with Rajesh Khanna walking the streets and beaches of Mumbai playback is by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.


Song-Main ek chor tu meri raani (Raaja Raani)(1973) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hmmm
hmmm
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
ah ha
chor nahin
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna
o ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna

aangan mein utri hai chaandni raatein
ham baithhe karte hain prem ki baatein
ye baatein
ye raatein
bhool jaayen hum
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana
kya
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor

kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
ho
hamne sajaai pyaar se apni galiyaan
kaante chun chun ke bikhraayi kaliyaan
ye kaliyaan ye galiyaan
bhool jaayen ham
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana

kya
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
mai ek chor
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani


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

Today’s song is from a rare and less known film ‘Lakharani’ from 1945.

Although this was a film made by the great Prabhat Film Company of Poona, unlike earlier Prabhat films this movie never became famous or a landmark film. The reasons were many. The main reason was that it was was made in the period when the company had become very weak after V Shantaram left Prabhat Studios along with some of his chosen people from various departments. Secondly, the storyline of this film was far away from the type of films Prabhat had made in the past. True to its tradition, however, the film had a central theme of “open entry for all castes into Hindu temples“. But it was told through a story of tribal folks and allied jungle people, with whom probably, the audience could not  identify themselves.

Thirdly, the songs and music of this film was below average. The music director, Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar (1891-1974) had a reputation of being an Orthodox Sangeet Natak classicist. His songs never became popular except perhaps the multi-language song of Shanta Hublikar in the film ‘Aadmi’ (1939) (‘Manoos’ in Marathi). Even his contemporary Keshvrao Bhole gave more popular songs. His only film giving good music was Rajkamal’s ‘Mali’ (1944), wherein he himself was the hero opposite Ameerbai Karnataki.

The film was directed by Vishram Bedekar – more famous as a playwright and a script writer. His scripts used to be quite complex. He wrote the story of ‘Lakharani’, in addition to directing it. Vishram Bedekar (b. 1906), Marathi and Hindi film director, best known as a writer, was born in Amravati, Eastern Maharashtra. He started his career with the Sangeet Natak company Balwant Sangeet Mandali as a playwright-lyricist. From there, he moved to film-making when the theatre group expanded its box-office draw by producing ‘Krishnarjun Yuddha’, starring the group’s writer-actor Chintamanrao Kolhatkar. Unlike other films produced by Sangeet Natak companies (e.g. Lalitkaladarsh), the film succeeded commercially and he co-directed three more with the group’s owner-producer Vamanrao N Bhatt. He scripted the mythological ‘Pundalik’ (1936) and, according to his autobiography, he also co-directed the film with VN Bhatt.

He briefly studied film-making in the UK in 1938. In that same year, he published his first novel, ‘Ranangan’  on his return to India. He joined Prabhat Studios briefly to write Shantaram’s ‘Shejari’ / ‘Padosi’ (1941). In 1944, he returned to the studio to script ‘Ramshastri’, a re-edited version of which, credited to him, was later released as a children’s film entitled ‘Ramshastri Ka Nyay’. In 1945, he directed ‘Lakharani’ which incidentally is Guru Dutt’s début film. He went on to make classic melodramas for Baburao Pendharkar’s New Huns, Baburao Pai’s Famous Pics and Minerva Movietone. He wrote the script for Shantaram’s ‘Amar Bhoopali’ (1951). Later he directed the early productions of Ramsay Brothers, viz. ‘Rustom Sohrab’ (1963) and ‘Ek Nannhi Munni Ladki Thi’ (1970).

Vishram Bedekar worked in modernist frame defined by K Narayan Kale’s generation and GB Shaw. Most of his literary and film works recast stereotypes of pre-WW I Marathi social reform novels into the declamatory style of prose melodrama with increasingly complex storylines. As a playwright, his works include ‘Brahmakumari’, ‘Vaje Paool Apule’ and ‘Tilak Ani Agarkar’ (1980). In 1985, he published his autobiography – ‘Ek Jhaad Ani Don Pakshi’.
(Note: The above bio sketch of Vishram Bedekar is adapted from Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema.)

‘Lakharani’ is important for one reason – Guru Dutt made his acting debut with this film. Guru Dutt (9-7-1925 to 10-10-1964) did the role of Lachman, brother of the heroine Lakharani, in this film. After doing a basic course in dancing from the dance academy of the famous dancer Uday Shanker, in Almora, he joined Prabhat Studios as a choreographer. However, in his first film he was only an actor and an assistant director to Vishram Bedekar. In his second film ‘ Hum Ek Hain’ (1946), he worked as the choreographer and as an assistant to PL Santoshi, the debutant director of the film. Later he was assistant director to Anadinath Bannerjee for the film ‘Mohan’ (1947), to Amiya Chakravarty for the film ‘Girls School’ (1949) and to Gyan Mukherjee for the film ‘Sangram’ (1950). His first stint as an independent director came with iconic film ‘Baazi’ (1951).

Another actor Ramsingh had a major role in the film ‘Lakharani’. Earlier he had done a small role in the film ‘Ramshastri’ (1944). Ramsingh’s name is not very famous or well known, but in his times, he appeared as a hero and also in villain’s role in many films. Information about him was not available anywhere on the internet till today. For the first time, this information is appearing here today. His entry in films and his life story makes a very interesting read.

During the 1942 ‘Quit India’ movement, there was a riot in Allahabad. Police opened fire and along with several other people, Secretary of All University Students Union also was killed. Fearing a backlash from college students, the Government closed down all colleges and vacated the hostels. As a result of this, two persons became homeless. One was Ramchandra Thakur – later to become famous as Kavi Pradeep; and the other was Ramsingh – who became an actor.

After the riots, instead of informing his family about his welfare, Ramsingh left for Bombay and then went on to Poona, to become an actor. He was tall, fair and handsome. V Shantaram hired him as an assistant in the studio. Because he never returned home, his family thought that he must have been killed in the riots and grieved.

One day one of the villagers came to their house and told excitedly, that he had seen a Hindi film and in that film, an actor looked exactly like Ramsingh. The family went to the town and saw the film. Lo and behold ! there he was. Looking just like Ramsingh. Anxiously a group of elders reached Prabhat Studio in Poona and enquired. The officials brought them face to face with their own son – Ramsingh !! Everyone was happy. It seems he did not contact his household just to avoid the police investigations, as he too was an active participant in the agitation.

Ramsingh was born into a rich zamindar family of village Ishanpur in Pratapgarh (UP), in 1920. After graduating, while still doing his MA, he joined films. His first film was ‘Ramshastri’ (1944), then came ‘Chand’ (1944), ‘Lakhrani’ (1945) and ‘Hum Ek Hain (1946) – all Prabhat films. While with Prabhat Studios, he became friendly with Dev Anand and Guru Dutt. In his later years, they would give him a role in almost every film they made.

In his other films, Ramsingh worked with heroine Ranjit Kumari (real name Ranjit Kaur), to whom he got married later on. He was already married while in school and also had 3 children from his first wife. From the second marriage he got 4 children.

Ramsingh played hero, villain and character roles in 69 films. Some of his notable films, besides the four films from Prabhat Studios are, ‘Gaon’ (1947), ‘Shaheed’ (1948), ‘Khidki’ (1949), ‘Aparadhi’ (1950) – he was the hero, opposite to Madhubala, ‘Sargam’ (1950), ‘Sangram’ (1950), ‘Shrimati ji’ (1952),  ‘Jaal’ (1952), ‘Baaz’ (1953) etc. In the latter part of his career, he only got insignificant roles in B and C grade films and mythologicals. His last films were ‘Sati Sulochana’ (1969), ‘Veer Chhatrasaal’ (1971) and ‘Mere Bhaiya’ (1972); the last two being released after he retired from films.

When film ‘Jaal’ (1952) was imported into West Pakistan (on the East Pakistan quota), the Pak film industry started an agitation against Indian films, demanding a total ban on Indian films in Pakistan, as they believed the Indian films were killing their business. Leader of this agitation was WZ Ahmed, once a successful director/producer in India (from the erstwhile Shalimar Films of Poona and the mentor and husband of actress Neena). Consequently, Indian films were banned in Pakistan, at a later stage.

Ramsingh returned to his native place with Ranjit Kumari and children in 1970 and started doing agriculture. The then UP Chief Minister HN Bahuguna was his classmate and a very good friend. Ramsingh approached him. To help him, Bahuguna established the UP Film Corporation and made Ramsingh its chairman. However, due to political turmoil in the country, Bahuguna left congress and joined the off shoot party Congress For Democracy, against Indira Gandhi. As a result the film corporation was wound up and Ramsingh returned to the agriculture business again. He started drinking heavily, against medical advise and died in 1984, in his village.
(Note: The above bio sketch of Ramsingh is adapted with thanks, from Javed Hamid’s forthcoming book ‘हिन्दी सिनेमा के कुछ जाने अंजाने फनकार’.)

The spelling of film title – ‘Lakharani’, was an enigma. In many places, including the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, the film is spelt as LAKHRANI, while the HFGK says LAKHARANI. To get the correct information, I wrote to Shri Harmandir Singh ji. He promptly sent me a copy of the film booklet and confirmed that the correct name is LAKHARANI only. Thanks, Hamraz ji. The cast of the film is Durga Khote, Monica Desai, Azuri, Sapru, Ramsingh, Guru Dutt, etc. The story of this film is,

Bichwa (Durga Khote) is the queen of a devout untouchable community, which is not permitted to enter any temple. Her daughter Lakharani marries the prince from a community of atheists and hence is excommunicated by her own tribe.The devout group has their devotion tested by economic setbacks and a major conflict erupts between them and the atheists’ community. But God materialises on earth, thus solving the problems of belief and its attendant conflicts. Untouchability is abolished and they all can enter temples and worship also.

The film has 6 songs. Though the record numbers are given by HFGK, the name of singers is not mentioned for any song. The lyricist is Qamar Jalaalabaadi and the composer is Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar. No songs were found on the net or the You Tube, so I turned to our in-house collector, Sudhir ji. He promptly informed me that he has 4 songs of this film. On my request he not only sent me 2 songs, but also uploaded today’s song on my request. Thank you Sudhir ji, you are a great help indeed.

Lakharani makes her debut on this Blog today. Enjoy its first ever song. . .

(Ed Note: The title line of this song is modified, after listening to the song. In the Geet Kosh, this song corresponds to the song at sl. no. 6, which is listed as “Ab Moti Giraane Lagi Saawan Ki Ghataayen”. After listening to the song, it is observed that the refrain “Ik Gori Ki Aankhon Se. . .” is repeated after each antaraa, and is the more appropriate title line for the song.)


Song – Ik Gori Ki Aankhon Se Mujhe Pyaar Hua Hai (Lakharani) (1945) Singer -Unidentified Male Voice, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Master Krishna Rao
Unidentified Male + Female Voices
Female Chorus

Lyrics 

ab moti giraane lagi saawan ki ghataayen
bagiya mein bikharne lagi bulbul ki sadaayen

ha ha ha haha

khilne ke liye phool bhi taiyaar hua hai
khilne ke liye phool bhi taiyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
sunder meri aashaon ka sansaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o koel duniya ko sunaao ye fasaana
o panchhio gaao meri duniya ko jagaana
o panchhio gaao meri duniya ko jagaana
ab haath pakad haath se iqraar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o gori ki paayal zara jhankaar suna de
ye bhed mere dil ka zamaane ko bataa de..ey..ey
abaad mere phoolon ka sansaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o nadiya ke lehro ye kinaare ko bata do
toofaan ki maujon ko mera haal suna do..oo..oo
do lehron mein mil jaane ka iqraar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अब मोती गिराने लगीं सावन की घटाएँ
बगिया में बिखरने लगीं बुलबुल की सदाएं

हा हा हाहा

खिलने के लिए फूल भी तैयार हुआ है
खिलने के लिए फूल भी तैयार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
सुंदर मेरी आशाओं का संसार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ कोयल दुनिया को सुनाओ ये फसाना
ओ पंछीओ गाओ मेरी दुनिया को जगाना
ओ पंछीओ गाओ मेरी दुनिया को जगाना
अब हाथ पकड़ हाथ से इक़रार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ गोरी की पायल ज़रा झंकार सुना दे
ये भेद मेरे दिल का ज़माने को सुना दे॰॰ए॰॰ए
आबाद मेरे फूलों का संसार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ नदिया की लहरों ये किनारे को बता दो
तूफान की मौजों को मेरा हाल सुना दो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
दो लहरों में मिल जाने का इक़रार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है


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If remembering important dates is likened to batting in cricket then I must admit that I am a tailender batsman on the lines of B S Chandrashekhar, who found it easier to take wickets than score runs. In his test career, he took 242 test wickets but scored only 167 runs. 🙂

Luckily, many of our regulars are like Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Virat Kohli when it comes to remembering important dates and they always come to my rescue. Someone or other of our regulars never fails to inform tailenders like me about important dates pertaining to the blog.

Today (3 december 2017), when I woke up and checked our whatsapp group, I found a message from our earliest riser-“Many Many more happy returns of the day Khyati Ji !!”

That message from our earlier riser Satyajit Rajurkar informed me that it was the birthday of Khyati Bhatt, our latest riser 🙂 .

when I became the second to greet her followed by some others, she was immediately online to respond. Supposed to be the last one to rise among us (seeing that she is located in US), she was already awake at that time. 🙂

A little while later, I received a phone call from Peevesie’s mom, another of our strong batters in matters related to remembering dates. We need to have a song to greet her, she insisted. She told me that she has never met Khyati Ji and so she does not know anything about her. Read her introduction that Sudhir Jee wrote about her during our run up to 10kth song, I suggested. she informed me that she had already gone through that, but she could not get a clue about her musical taste, so she was at a loss about choosing a suitable song.

I tried to sound knowledgeable and informed her that Khyati ji’s husband is a big fan of Talat Mehmood,, so as an aadarsh Bhaartiya-American naari, she is bound to like what her husband likes. But I do not have a list of Talat Mehmood songs that are yet to be discussed, she informed me. Yes that indeed was a problem seeing that Talat Mehmood has sung some 450 songs in all and the blog already has 368 of them. So sending her a list of the balance 80 odd Talat Mehmood songs would be a tall order at such short notice.

Peevesie’s mom had sent me a contribution for Dev Anand, and I suggested that another Dev Anand contribution would serve the purpose. Would a “Heera Panna” song do, she enquired. Of course it would do, I opined.

Peevesie’s mom informed me that she would send just the lyrics of the song and asked me to write an article on Khyati ji. Sudhir Jee would have been just the man to write on her, but he seems to be travelling and is hence un-available, so the job of writing about the birthday girl fell upon me.

I am not as knowledgeable about Khyati Bhatt as Sudhir Jee and some of our Mumbai based regulars are, but I have talked to her on phone on quite a few occasions. I have attended a “gang out” just once, and on that one occasion, I had met her.

I consider myself a “good” observer of people, so I think my interactions with her, however limited they may be, gives me enough content to be able to write on her in a “knowledgeable” manner.

The first thing that anyone notices about Khyati Bhatt is that she is an extremely friendly soul, someone who has the knack of putting others at ease with her calming and reassuring presence. One can realise all this just by talking to her on phone. My first few interactions with her were on phone. One does not realise how time passes when one talks to someone like her. Talks with her have often lasted 15 minutes or more and we have covered lots and lots of topics during that time. I am sure if she gets talking with Peevesie’s mom or any other ladies among our group then their talks would last even longer. 🙂

When we met at the “gang out” at Mumbai on 21 december 2014, I never felt like I was meeting her for the first time. I remember that I have used the very same words while meeting with other regulars as well. 🙂 The fact that all of us HFM music lovers are like this is a great blessing. Personally I consider myself blessed to have known so many HFM lovers who in addition to being likeminded music lovers are likeminded in their nature as well. If every person is as simple, friendly, understanding and accomodating like our regulars then the world will be a much better place to live. I am happy that at least we in our small group of regulars have so many great individuals.

Did I forget to mention that Khyati Jee is the raunaq of every gathering that she attends. She was easily the raunaq and bahaar of that gangout. In fact, now I have come up with a suitable term for her. I call her our “raunaq e blog”. 🙂

Khyati Bhatt is quite an interesting person as we all know. Those who do not know may read about her in this endearing account of her penned by Sudhir Jee. Like most of our regulars, she can be likened to an iceberg. 🙂 Behind the friendly person lies an extremely well accomplished individual. “Thhodi bahut padhi likhi bhi hai“- where thhoda bahut padha likha hona means being a post graduate in mathematics.

Her elders were well connected with film people. She in fact recalls being seated adjacent to Asha Parekh and Dilip Kumar in a wedding reception in her younger days. She was so young at that time that it never occured to her to take their autographs at that time. 🙂

As a music lover, her copy of HFGK (delivered to her by Sudhir Jee) is her prized possession. She has made very good use of that venerable tome.

For instance, she went through the list of movies of 1960s and compared them with the list of movies covered in the blog. Based on that she prepared an excel sheet where names of missing movies were given. She gave the task of covering these missing movies to Sudhir Jee. That is how Sudhir Jee began his series on missing movies of 1960s. By now he has covered many missing movies of 1960s.

That excel sheet gave me the idea that I should do the same for other decades as well. So now I have a comprehensive list of all the movies of all the years (from 1931 till 1980) that are missing from the blog. This is a great help as I can immediately find which movies from which year are not yet covered in the blog. That work now gives me a quick “at a glance” idea about which movie has how many songs in it and how many songs are covered. So I quickly know which movies and which songs to look for. With so many movies and songs already covered, keeping track of them and spending time only on uncovered songs and movies is an idea (derived from her excel sheet) that is proving out to be an extremely handy way of keeping track of songs for me. So, Khyati Bhatt inadvertently helped add another dimension to the background research work of this blog.

Sudhir Jee has many more juicy details about her but he is refusing to share those details with us. 🙂 And other regulars are wondering what these details could be. Peevesie’s mom in fact states that Khyati Bhatt is a “paheli” for her. So, she has chosen this song “ek paheli hai tu” from “Heera Panna”(1973) to greet her on the occasion of her birthday.

So here is this “Heera Panna” (1973) song “Ek Paheli Hai Tu” which is sung by Kishore Kumar and hummed by Asha Bhonsle and it is lip synced by Dev Anand and Sheetal. Dev Anand (also also Peevesie’s mom) kept thinking throughout the song that it was Raakhi. Peevesie’s mom’s was also wondering how Raakhi agreed to do this scene. 🙂

We in this blog wish Khyati Bhatt a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day. May our beloved “raunaq e blog” keep spreading sunshine in the lives of all that she meets and interacts with.


Song-Ek paheli hai tu (Heera Panna)(1973) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

Ek paheli hai tu
Haan
Naar naveli hain tu
Haan kuch kahaa
haan
Jitna main suljhaoon
Aur ulajhti jaayein
Sach
Ek paheli hai tu
Naar naveli hai tu
Jitna main suljhaaoon
Aur ulajhti jaaye
Ssss aaah
Yahaan aao na

Ek paheli hai tu
Naar naveli hai tu
Jitna main suljhaaoon
Aur ulajhti jaaye
haa o Ho deewaane

Deewaana hone laga hoon
Tara ra ra rum
Main inn mein khone laga hoon
Tara ra ra rum
Deewaana hone laga hoon
Tara ra rum
Main inn mein khone laga hoon
Tara ra ra rum
O naina tere
aise jaise bhool bhulaiya
Badi albeli hai tu
Ha ha ha ha
Naar naveli hai tu
Jitna main suljhaaoon
Aur ulajhti jaaye

Oh ho
kab tak peechha karoge

Ye premi
aankhon ko meenche
Tara ra rum
Chalta jaaye tere peechhe
La la la la la
Ye premi aankhon ko meenche
Tara ra rum
Chalta jaaye tere peechhe
La la la la la
He khincha chala jaaye
kachche dhaage se Sainyan
khel woh kheli hai tu
jaao
Naar naveli hai tu
Jitna main suljhaaoon
Aur ulajhati jaaye

Pa pa pa paaa
Pa pa pa pa pa pa

Jaadoo koi hai ke dhokha
Tara ra rum
Kadmon ko jaaye na roka
Tara rara rum
Hey Jaadoo koi hai ke dhokha
Tara ra rum
Kadmon ko jaaye na roka
Tara rara rum
Jaane kahaan
leke chali
Thhaam ke bainyan
Aa te jaayiye
Aaj akeli hai tu
Naar naveli hain tu
Jitna main suljhaoon
Aur uljhati jaaye
Ek paheli hai tu
Ha ha ha ha


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“Mamta”(1952) was produced by R B Haldia and J L Sharma and directed by Gunjal for Sishaat Films, Bombay. The movie had Sumitra Devi, Ulhas, Mirza Musharraf, Rajan Haksar, Kamal Mehra, Chitralekha, Bhagwandas, Ramesh, Rajni, Shantabai, Sadiq, Kaabil amritsari, Baby Salma, Master Raja, G P Srivastava, Sheila, paro etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it that were penned for four lyricists.

Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Mamta”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet which is sung by Rafi and Sulochana Kadam. Shyam Hindi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik.

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


Song-Tera mera mera tera pyaar(Mamta)(1952) Singers-Rafi, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Shyam Hindi, MD-Sonik
Both

Lyrics

tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar
tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar
karte hai nainon se naina milne ka ikraar
karte hai nainon se naina milne ka ikraar
ho pyaare
ho pyaare
tera mera mera tera pyaar
tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaare
tera mera mera tera pyaar

aise jaise seep se moti ee
aise jaise jyot se jyoti
aise jaise seep se moti ee
aise jaise jyot se jyoti
ya jaise jeewan se saansen aati hain har baar
ya jaise jeewan se saansen aati hain har baar
ho pyaare
ho pyare
tera mera mera tera pyaar

tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar

pyaar se duniya bair karegi ee
hum donon ko gair karegi
pyaar se duniya bair karegi
hum donon ko gair karegi

lekin maan hi legi ik din
pyaar ke aage haar
lekin maan hi legi ik din
pyaar ke aage haar
ho pyaari
o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar
tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaare
tera mera mera tera pyaar

ik jeewan aur sau sau hain gham
ghir jaata hun inme jis dam
ik jeewan aur sau sau hain gham
ghir jaata hun inmein jis dam
us dam jyot jalaaye tere man mein mera pyaar
us dam jyot jalaaye tere man mein mera pyaar
o pyaare

o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar
tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaare
tera mera mera tera pyaar


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“Parinde”(1945) was produced and directed by Acharya Atre for Atre Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Surendra, Vanmala, Dixit, Babu rao Pendharkar, Sitara, Sunalini Devi, Balwant Parchure, D R Gokhale, Chandabai, Lallu, Vasant sawkar, Jairam Desai etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs from this movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Parinde”(1945) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Surendra and Parul Ghosh (credited as Shrimati Ghosh in the credits). Rammurty Chaturvedi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

The song is picturised on Suendra and Vanmala.

Video


Audio

Song-Oopar ho chaand taara neeche jahaan saara(Parinde)(1945) Singers-Surendra, Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-Rammurty Chaturvedi, MD-Pt Govindram
Both

Lyrics

oopar ho chaand taara
neeche jahaan saara
upar ho chaand taara
neeche jahaan saara
beech mein hum tum pyaar karenge
haan
beech mein hum tum pyaar karenge
pyaar karenge
hum vihaar karenge
pyaar karenge
hum vihaar karenge

hum tum mil kar pyaar karenge
haan
hum tum mil kar pyaar karenge

ek oar dolye parindon ki toli
ek oar taare khelen aankh michauli
ek oar doley parindon ki toli
ek oar taare khelen aankh michauli
kirnon ka hum tum singaar karenge
kirnon ka hum tum singaar karenge
upar ho chaand taara neeche jahaan saara
upar ho chaand taara niche jahaan sara
beech mein hum tum pyaar karenge
haan
beech mein hum tum pyaar karenge

udte udte unche unche jaayenge hum dono
udte udte, unche unche jaayenge hum dono
sota hua suraj jagaayenge hum dono
sota hua suraj jagaayenge hum dono

jag mein savera bataayenge
gaayenge
jag me savera jagaayenge
gayenge
meethe suron se hum gulzaar karenge
haan
meethe suron se hum gulzaar karenge
gulzaar karenge
ham vihaar karenge
gulzaar karenge
ham vihaar karenge
jag mein ham tum pyaar karengen
haan
jag mein ham tum pyaar karenge

udte udte sajan kahin baadal jo chhaayen
udte udte sajan kahin baadal jo chhaayen

manzil humaari hamen nazar na aaye
manzil humaari hamen nazar na aaye
phir
phir
haathon mein haath liye himmat ka saath liye
haatho me hath liye himmat ka sath liye
manzil ko apni hum paar karenge
haan manzil ko apni hum paar karenge
paar karenge hum vihaar karenge
paar karenge hum vihaar karenge
jag mein hum tum pyaar karenge
haan jag mein hum tum pyaar karenge


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“Patit Paawan”(1955) was produced by Hemavati Sapru and directed by Vasant Painer for D K Films, Bombay. The movie had D K Sapru, Sulochana, Ulhas, Hamavati, Lalita Pawar, Bipin Gupta, Jeewan, Ranjan Haksar, Nand Kishore, Parshuram etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two song have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Patit Paawan”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Sudha Malhotra and Mubarak Begam. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jamal Sen.

I have not been able to get a word (or may be more) right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

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


Song-Jeewan ka tu ujiyaara hai (Patit Paawan)(1955) Singers- Mubarak Begum, Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Jamal Sen
Mubarak Begum + Sudha Malhotra

Lyrics

jeevan ka tu ujiyaara hai
rakhwaara bansi waara hai
jeevan ka tu ujiyaara hai
rakhwaara bansiwaara hai
saanwariya
morey saanwariya

do nainan ke deep jala ke
do nainan ke deep jala ke
geet preet ke gaaun main to
geet preet ke gaaun oon
mann ka mangal thaal sajaa kar
mann ka mangal thaal sajaa kar
prem ka bhog chadhaaun
mein aen prem ka bhog chadhaaun

main tera jeevan saathi
tu deepak hai main baati
main tera jeevan saathi hoon
tu deepak hai main baati hoon
saanwariya
morey saanwariya

tera mera saath puraana
tera mera saath puraana
janm janm ka naata mera
janm janm ka naata aa aa
pal pal tere geet raseele
pal pal tere geet raseele
praan papeeha gaata ho o
praan papeeha gaata

main bijali hoon tu baadal hai
main naina hoon tu kaajal hai
main bijli hoon tu baadal hai
main naina hoon tu kaajal hai
naagariya
morey saanwariya
jeevan ka tu ujiyaara hai
rakhwaaraa bansi waara hai
saanwariya
morey saanwariya


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 57 #
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In a few of my earlier posts on the blog, I have discussed how some songs become part of our memories and keep haunting us from time to time, either for some reasons or sometimes without any reasons.

Some songs bring back memories and some just bring back feeling of nostalgia. There are some songs that stay with us because they are part of our growing years.

We keep looking for such separated at childhood songs for our listening pleasure and/or nostalgia till we manage to locate them.

Today’s song is one such song which hadstayed in my memory over the years and and one that I was looking for since 1985-86 when I started collecting cassettes of songs.

This song was still there in my memory and had continued to stay undetected even two decades later when I discovered this blog.

It was only when I got my first copy of HFGK of the decade 1971-1980 (i.e. Vol-V) that I found out the name of this movie the song was from. It was more that one year later that I had realised that this song was not yet covered here.

Whenever I find un discussed songs like this, I start imagining in my mind that the song may have been a special song, being held back for some special occasion. Sometimes such songs do get discussed, but not necessarily on a special occasion and often without much fanfare either when I would feel that the song was worthy of better covereage. 😊

I decided to watch this movie ‘Patanga-1971’ which is available on YT which was the name of the movie this “special” song was from.

The reason why this song was stuck up in my mind could be because I may have watched the movie with my Parents or Uncles in my early childhood when I was too young to recall much. I must have been three and half years or little more then as the dates of the release of the movie suggests. I also feel that this song (from this movie) may have been a frequently played song on radio during those years.

I would categorise this song is the same category of my nostalgic songs as ‘Kaisa jaadu daalaa ma banarasi roomaal waala’ and ‘Joode mein gajra mat baandho’ which haunting me for many years before I finally managed to locate them.

Coming back to the song being presented today, if you watch the movie, you will find no reason for this song to be there in the movie where it appears. It just comes as a ‘filler’ and has no connection with the storyline or no connected events also. (That is what I can conclude by watching the movie till this song and a little more after the song is over).

The movie itself, as other song posts of this movie suggests, was not a success I think, and moves forward on a predictable story line, except that Ajit does not plays a villain’s role in this movie.

The song is very nice to listen to and watch too. Jayshree T and the actor (I am unable to identify the actor?) have given a rocking performance on the soulful singing of Asha Bhonsle and Rafi Saab.

Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri are also very good and Shankar Jaikishan’s music is as expected and melodious.

Now, it was only the ‘mukhda’ of this song ‘patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye…’ and there after only its tune that was there playing in my mind over all these years. While preparing this post I have now listened to it and watched it many times.

This is the fifth song (including one multiple version) to be posted on the blog. Four songs have been posted earlier on the blog which also includes the more popular (?) ‘Thodaa ruk jaayegi to tera kyaa jaayegaa’ .

I am not aware how today’s song fared at that time and would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on it and the movie.

(Note: – In HFGK, Vol -V 1971-1980 under song list of the songs of this movie today’s song is mentioned at number two while in the movie it is on number four and I don’t know if it is just by mistake or there is any reason for that).

‘Patanga-1971’ (or Patangaa-1971) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for K.R. Films, Bombay.

It was produced by Kedar Kapoor and R.S. Sharma.

It had Shashi Kapoor, Vimi, Ajit, Sajjan, Wasti, Ashok Kapoor, Laxmi Chhaya, Zeb Rehman, Jagdish Raj, Ram Mohan, Leela Mishra, Pravin Paul, Geeta, Amina Bai, Ram Avtaar, Shekhar Purohit, Prem, Shiv Chander, Ravinder Kumar, Haroon, Lal, Nasir, Balram, Santosh, Rajkumar, Basant, Jayshree T and Rajinder Nath.

Story of this movie was written by Vinod Kumar. Screenplay and dialogues were written by Pt.Mukhram Sharma.
Editing of this movie was done by B.S.Glaad.

There are eight songs (seven+one) in this movie, with one song having two parts. Lyrics of these songs are written by Neeraj (four songs), Hasrat Jaipuri (three songs) and Indeewar (one song).

Music for this movie was composed by Shankar – Jaikishan (assited by Dattram and Sabastian).
This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.08.1971.

As mentioned above the today’s song is the fifth song of this movie being posted today after a gap of almost two years.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song.


Song-Patanga jal jal jal mar jaaye (Patanga)(1971) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

O lehriye waali
O motiyonwaali
O lehraa
O lehraa
O lehraa aa

Bum
Bum
Hmm hmm
Hoye hoye hoye hoye
Hai
Hai
Hoye
Hoye
Hoye
Hai
Hai
Hoye
Hoye
Burrrrr aahaa
Haaye haaye
Hai hai
Haaye
Haaye

Patangaa aa
Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye
Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye

Man ki agan ko haaye nahin jaanaa aa
Aag se khela ye parwaanaa aa
Man ki agan ko haaye nahin jaanaa aa
Aag se khela ye parwaanaa aa
Man ki lagi hai tan ujiyaaraa
Jalte rehna bhaag hamaaraa
O o o
Ye batiyaan kaun tujhe samjhaaye
Ye batiyaan kaun tujhe samjhaaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye ae

Kaam hai aasaan hunh
bas mar jaana aa
Kaam hai mushkil
khud ko jalaana aa
Kaam hai aasaan
haan bas mar jaana aa
Kaam hai mushkil
khud ko jalaana aa

Tore milan mein jaan to jaaye
Pyaar ki lekin aan na jaaye
O o o
Hamesha preet ki reet nibhaaye
Hamesha preet ki reet nibhaaye
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae

Tera ujaala paaun jahaan par
Pankh pasaare aaun wahaan par
Haaye
Tera ujaala paaun jahaan par
Pankh pasaare aaoon wahaan par
Bhor bhaye tak panth nihaaroon
Tere liye main umr guzaaroon
Ho o o
Mujhe to aur koyi naa bhaaye
Mujhe to aur koyi naa bhaaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye ae

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script (provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ लहरिये वाली
ओ मोतियोंवाली
ओ लहरा
ओ लहरा
ओ लहरा आ

बम
बम
हम्म हम्म
होए होए होए होए
है
है
होए
होए
ब्रुर्र्र्रररर आहा
होए
होए
हाय हाय
है है
हाय हाय

पतंगा आ
पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए
पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए

मन की अगन को हाय नहीं जाना आ
आग से खेला ये परवाना आ
मन की अगन को हाय नहीं जाना आ
आग से खेला ये परवाना आ
मन की लगे है तन उजियारा
जलते रहना भाग हमारा
ओ ओ ओ
ये बतिया कौन तुझे समझाए
ये बतिया कौन तुझे समझाए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

काम है आसान हुंह
बस मर जाना आ
काम है मुश्किल
खुद को जलाना आ
काम है आसान बस मर जाना आ
काम है मुश्किल खुद को जलाना आ

तोरे मिलन में जान तो जाए
प्यार की लेकिन आन न जाए
ओ ओ ओ
हमेशा प्रीत की रीत निभाये
हमेशा प्रीत की रीत निभाये
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए

तेरा उजाला पाऊं जहां पर
पंख पसारे आऊँ वहाँ पर
हाए
तेरा उजाला पाऊं जहां पर
पंख पसारे आऊँ वहाँ पर
भोर भये तक पंथ निहारूं
तेरे लिए मैं उम्र गुजारूं
हो ओ ओ
मुझे तो और कोई ना भाए
मुझे तो और कोई ना भाए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए


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.

This article is Peevesie’s mom’s 200th writeup in the blog

Hullo Atuldom

I had a message from Atulji after he posted my last contribution: “Your next write-up will be your 200th. So, make that a special write-up. 🙂 ”. And my reaction was “oh maa”. I didn’t realise I had done 200 posts. I knew I was within touching distance of the double century but not just one run away. But then here it is and I must thank Atulji for posting 99% of all that I have written and sent him since 2012.

Mere yaar ko mere allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla was my first post ever in any blog. I remember what I had sent him was one long unstructured post. Atulji was good enough to edit it to look readable. Plus the lyrics that I had sent had to be corrected for spellings etc. Before the song from “Dacait” I used to only send lyrics of those songs which I thought everyone will like and enjoy.

The first person to tell me “now that you have started writing please don’t stop” was my daughter, our Peevesie. I think I have kept my promise to her. My next post came around 15 days later for the birthdates of Amitabh and Rekha and since then whenever I think of a song I try to write something around that particular actor or actresses’ birthdays. That means I don’t write daily but about once in a week or 10 days.

My 100th post came up with this Sanjeev Kumar-Vidya Sinha song from “Hiraasat” and that first 100 took me a little more than three years. Now this next 100 posts have come in two years, so, just goes to show how much addiction I have developed in writing “for the blog”. And no, I have never tried to find rare songs only tried for different combinations. I also try my best to write and send a post for some dates in the calendar of this blog in addition to birthdates of Amitabh, Rekha, Kishore Kumar etc.

Now today is also a birthdate of an actress of the time when I was growing up. She was a style icon in her times. She proved that a girl clothed in western outfits was as much an Indian as a girl in a saree or salwar suit. She was unconventional in her style of dressing as well as the roles she chose. Consider this- you debut in a sister role to a hero and in your next movie with the same hero you try to woo him. Cut to two years later you again pair up with the actor and this time as his romantic co-star, this was something unheard of in an industry which said once a sister always a sister.

But without rebelling against the norms of the industry she gained a foothold in Bollywood and went on to be the favourite of the masses. B.R Chopra (whose anniversary was on 8th of this month) cast her in the role of a lady caught in a difficult marriage early on in her career and later he showed faith in her and this time cast her as rape- survivor who kills her tormentor when she finds that he has committed the same crime on her younger sister. Okay I agree my preamble is getting very confusing. I am talking of Zeenat Aman or Zeenie baby as her fans used to call her. The two B.R. Chopra films are “Dhundh” and “Insaaf Ka Tarazu”. The other movies that I referred to were- “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, “Heera Panna” and “Ishk Ishk Ishk”- all with Dev Anand (she did about seven movies with Dev Anand.)

Zeenat Aman was liked by the audiences no matter whom she was paired with whether Amitabh, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar etc. Oh yes, she had paired romantically with Sanjeev Kumar too. Remember “Manoranjan” “Takkar” etc. She was friendly with her female co-actors too as could be seen when she appeared in an episode of “Koffee with Karan” with Hema Malini. There have been movies where she has co-starred with Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Moushmi Chatterjee etc.

I am spoilt for choice as to which song to present today. I can choose from any of the movies I have mentioned or a song with any of the co-stars I have listed. I am choosing a song with the co-stars I listed, in fact a song which features three talented ladies- Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and our dear birthday girl Zeenie. It is from the 1982 Umesh Mehra directed “Ashanti”. It had a huge star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Mithun Chakravarty with the above-mentioned ladies and Amrish Puri. The music director was R.D. Burman and lyricist was Anand Bakshi. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. We have Mithun and Rajesh Khanna in disguise for that matter even the girls are dressed as Lavani dancers.

Happy Birthday Zeenat dear. Wish you all health and happiness today and forever.


Song-Laungi mirchi main Kolhapur ki (Ashanti)(1982) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
All

Lyrics

suniye
main jis sheher mein jaati hooon
kehte hai sheher ke log
arey saare seher ko lag jaata hai
mere prem ka rog
kehta thha ye ek paagal thaane ka pahreder
ho o o o
arey tere aashiq bhare hain andar
paagal hain do chaar aar
hhaa aaa aa aa
o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi

laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi

ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath
aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath

bechaare ki chutti ho gayi ee ee ee hi hi
bechaare ki chutti ho gayi
aisa ho gaya haal
log uthha ke le gaye usko seedha haspataal
bachke rehna
phir na kahna

laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sun kar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sunkar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
ae ae ae ae he
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
kar baitha thha preet
aaj talak gaata phirta
galiyon mein yahi geet

o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

waise to main sharmeeli hoon
lekin mere hazoor
mirchi mirchi hoti hai
nahin hoti koi khajoor
bhool se ik deewaana mera aa aa ho
bhool se ik deewaana mera
dil baitha thha maang
wahin hai baithha
jahaan pe maine
todi uski taang

o bach ke rahna
phir na kahna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur li
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi
haan


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