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Blog Day : 3955 Post No. : 15031

“Balidaan”(1971) was produced by Arun Verma and directed by Ravi Tandon. This movie had Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu, Dev Kumar, Anwar Hussan, Bindu, Manmohan etc in it.

This obscure movie had six songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the blog. That one song was discussed nine years ago, viz on 22 august 2010 by Raja.

I was not aware of the movie, but it turned out that Ava, our knowldegeable regular was not only aware of the movie, she also pointed out that Ravi Tandon (father of Raveena Tandon) made his debut as a director with this movie.

Now, nine years later, here is the second song from “Balidaan”(1971) to appear in the blog. This song is a dance song which is sung by Asha Bhonsle, with a few lines by Mahendra Kapoor. I am unable to tell who is the female dancer lip syncing in Asha Bhonsle’s voice. She vaguely resembles Bindu, but I cannot be sure. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her. Manoj Kumar lip syncs in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice in the picturisation of this dance song. There are many others in the picturisation. I can identify Manmohan among them.

Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

I am unable to get a couple of worrds right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Haay haay re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui(Balidaan)(1971) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

haaye haaye
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
mangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui

pukaarte hain mujhko ab jawaan chhokre
kahte hain aao paas mere jaan chhokre
arre har shareef nazar beimaan ho gayi
jawaan hoke main to pareshaan ho gayi
ho deewane chanda haaye deewaane chanda
arre thhaam meri bainya mera aur nahin koi
haaye re daiyya moyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui

koi meri kalaai mein kangana fansa gaya
ungli mein pyar se koi chhalla chadha gaya
koi to meri baahon se aake lipat gaya
zulfon ko chhed chhed ke jhumka palat gaya
oye ?? dena haay
?? dena
main tere gale lag lag baar baar royi
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui

masti se bhari teri ye naadaan jawaani
sab jaante huye bhi ye anjaan jawaani
duniya ki nigaahon mein ye toofaan jawaani
ye teri zindagi ka imtihaan jawaani
o jawaan gori haaye
o jawaan gori
ari aaj tere sab kal tera nahin koi

haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
haay
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui

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

Blog Day : 3932 Post No. : 15005

Today’s song is from film Zamane ki Hawa-52.

From 1-1- 2019 to 23-4-2019, I wrote 43 posts here and out of this, only 8 posts are about films of 1950’s decade. This is roughly 20% of my output in this period. If I calculate the number of posts of 1950s decade in my entire 750+ articles, then the percentage may hover around just about 10 % only, I am sure, though I have not calculated that. It is not that I deliberately avoided them, but the problem is, this Blog has covered most popular films fully and I guess, the maximum percentage of songs covered is also from the decade of 1950’s.

In such a case, I was not left with much scope and choice. Still, I wrote on many left out Gems. In fact, I ran few ‘Series’ too like ” Missing Gems from the 50s decade” with 18 songs and ” Bhajan Mala-Golden 50s” with 12 songs. There was yet another one also-” Shankar-Jaikishan in the 50s ” with 10 songs. However, all said and done, I will not hide the fact that I am very partial to songs from the 1930s and the 1940s. Discussing these songs- which is my Forte and also Comfort Zone, I get Nostalgic and I am able to share information on forgotten artistes of that era. Today, these posts may not mean much, but after I am gone and after a few years, I know that my posts will be the Researcher’s “Wanted list” and will be much sought after for their rare contents.

When I first heard today’s song, sometime in the early 1950s, I was in Hyderabad and had, till then, not been to Bombay anytime. The kind of language and the words used in this song are typically Bambaiya. I did not know it and we friends used to laugh at the lyrics and wordings of this and other similar songs ( of Johnny Walker, mainly). Over a period of time I realised that in Hindi film songs, the greatest victim is the language Grammar, pronunciation and diction of words.

Most lyricsts and composers twisted words to suit the Meters, Rhyming and never bothered about the gender of the words. Words like Tu, Tum,Hum, Mai, Aap, Voh, Un, Unhen etc were used irrespective of their suitability in the lyrics just because they fitted in Meters and rhymed perfectly. Once I realised this aspect, I and my friends started finding such wilful blunders in melodious and popular songs.

The reason I remembered all this is, few days back I found an article ” Vyakaran, Uchharan aur Utpeedan”( व्याकरण, उच्चारण और उत्पीडन), by shri AK ji, who is a reader and well wisher of this Blog, posted on his Blog – Songs of yore. He has written an absolute Gem discussing how in Hindi songs, the Grammar, pronunciation and right usage of language and words is molested/abused. He has also quoted several examples in songs. I strongly recommend this article to connoisseurs of HFM.

Film Zamaane ki Hawa-52 was a film made during the transition period of Hindi cinema from the works of pre independence artistes to cope up with the changing times and tastes of the Indian audience in the rapidly ascending Golden Era of HFM. The major change was the extra emphasis on churning out melodious and musical films than on Histrionic excellence or a strong story line. This film was produced and directed by a veteran of pre-independence era- Wali Sahab, under the banner of his own production outfit Punjab Film Corporation.

Music direction was by not one, but 4 less known and less successful composers like, Z.Sherman, Gulshan Soofi, Khan Mastana and Aziz Khan. For 12 songs of the film, as many as 5 Lyricists were there, which included Wali sahab, his brother Nazim Panipati, Kaif, Khalish and Sagar Badayuni. One song from this film has been discussed here earlier. The cast of the film consisted of Mumtaz Shanti, Husn Bano, her mother Shareefa, Shakuntala, Suresh, Murad, Pran, Kesari and many others. It was an uncommon instance, when both mother and daughter worked together in the same film. While launching Nutan in film Hamari Beti-50, both Nutan and her director mother Shobhana Samarth had acted in the same film.

This pair of Mother and daughter- Husn Bano and Shareefa- had strange life stories.

Roshan Ara aka Husn Banu was born in Singapore on 8-2-1919. She was very beautiful. She started her career in Calcutta ( just like her mother), by working in New Theatre’s film “Daaku Mansoor-34″. After this film, her mother, Shareefa brought her to Bombay and she started getting roles in Wadia films. She was working only in C grade stunt action films. After 1940, she got 2 social films made by Bharat Laxmi films and in 1941 again 1 film each from Bhavnani productions and National studios.However she got only small or side roles.

In 1941, When she was selected for Ranjit’s film Dhandora as a Heroine, this was a new experience for her as she had never worked in a social or a comedy movie as a Heroine. All her experience was for stunt films only. Husn Bano acted in 53 films and sang 44 songs in 16 films. She had married Wadia’s director Aspy Irani. Husn Bano worked in films till her last film Akhari Sajda-1977 and then she retired. She had a big house ‘Shareefa Manzil” in Dadar, Bombay. On 23-11-1986, her husband Aspy irani left home for work and he simply disappeared. He was never found and was declared as a “Missing Person” by the Police.

Husn Banu was beautiful. She was featured in Lux Soap advertisement in the early 40s. Leela Chitnis was the first to feature in this Ad during early 1940. After that Azuri, Bharati Devi, Manorama, Ratanbai, Shobhana Samarth, Mumtaz Shanti, Neena, Sadhona Bose and Maya Banerjee had also featured in these ads.

The story of actress Shareefa is very strange.

Sharifa was an actress in the 20s and the 30s. She hailed from the Central provinces and joined the Corianthian Theatre company of Calcutta, in which the famous Urdu writer Agha Hasra Kashmiri was also working. She and Agha fell in love. However during one performing tour, the Maharaja of Charkhari in Central Province, fell for Shareefa. He followed the drama company to Calcutta and bought the already debt ridden Corinthian Theatre company for Rs. 40 Lakhs. This included the entire property and the services of Agha and Shareefa too. Soon they resigned and Shareefa started acting in films.

A Parsi magician named Minoo Kooper ( the actor singer Minu cooper/the mystique of Bombay was a different person) came to Calcutta to give performances. Shareefa was attracted to him and they both left on a tour of Far East. She went as his helper and a consort. For an year they stayed together. When Shareefa became pregnant, Minoo left them in Singapore and returned to India.

Roshan Ara aka Husn Banu was born in Singapore on 8-2-1919. She was very beautiful. She started her career in Calcutta ( just like her mother), by working in New Theatre’s film “Daaku Mansoor-34″. After this film, Shareefa brought her to Bombay and she built a very big mansion in Dadar called ” Shareefa Manzil’.
Shareefa acted in almost 40 films and sang 10 songs in 5 films in early cinema. She continued working till early 50s, when she died.

Another interesting artiste in this film was one of its Music Directors- Gulshan Soofi. He was born at Larkana in 1914. His father and mother died when he was small. He was looked after by a Hermit named Agha Ghulam Nabi Soofi, who treated him as his son. Here he got some education. Having an attraction for Theatres, he ran away and joined Agha Hashr Theatrical company, but he was forced back to the Hermit.

Finally, he came to Bombay with Bhai Dessa and recorded few songs. He joined nanubhai Vakil as an extra, where his talent was recognised and he sang in films Rashk e Laila-34 and Gulshan e Alam-35 besides acting small roles. Then he worked at karachi in films, sang Sindhi songs in Amritsar Gramophone co.. He worked in Mother india-38, Watan-38, Payam e Haq-39 and Jungle Princess-42.

he started as MD with film Aina-44, then came Mauji Jeewan-44, Saathi-46, Durban-46, Devar-46, Pati Sewa-47, Janmapatri-49, Sabj Bagh-51, Zamane ki Hawa-52, Faryadi-53 and lastly Ghamand-55. Gulshan acted in 7 films and sang14 songs. He composed 66 songs in 11 films. In 1957, Gulshan Soofi migrated to Pakistan and retired. No news after that.

Today’s song is composed in a very lilting and melodious tune. The language used here is typical lower class Bambaiya. During Johnny Walker’s time, such words were used in songs sometimes, but after that it stopped totally. As such, the system of having an independent Comedian itself is no more, so no question of comedy songs. I enjoyed this song. You too will, I am sure.

(I have used some information in this post from the book ” Stages of Life- Indian Theatre autobiographies ” by Kathryn Hansen, Filmdom-46 and my notes, with thanks.)


Song-Arre o bewafa tu apne kothe pe chadhela hai (Zamaane Ki Hawa)(1952) Singers- Khan Mastana, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics- Nazim Panipati, MD- Gulshan Soofi

Lyrics

arre o bewafa
are o bewafa
tu apne kothe par chadhela hai
chadhela hai
are o bewafa
tu apne kothe par chadhela hai
chadhela hai
tera aashaq kai kallak se neeche khadela hai
tera aashaq kai kallak se neeche khadela hai
are o bewafa
o hi hu ha ha

tumhari jaan mein jaaneman
museebat me padeli hai
tumhaari jaam mein jaaneman
museebat me padeli hai
padosi bhi jagela hai
padosan bhi jageli hai
padosi bhi jagela hai
padosan bhi jageli hai
are o bewafa

sa re ga ma
pa dha ni sa

arre marne de in dono ko
aur tu saath chal mere,
saath chal mere
arre marne de in dono ko
aur tu saath chal mere
saath chal mere
idhar tamtam khadeli hai
udhar taanga khadela hai
idhar tamtam khadeli hai
udhar taanga khadela hai
are o bewafa
o ho ho ho ho

chaloongi saath tere
kya hai tamtam ho ke taanga ho
chaloongi saath tere
kya hai tamtam ho ke taanga ho
ki ye bulbul to ab
ulfat ke fande mein fanseli hai
ki ye bulbul to ab
ulfat ke fande mein fanseli hai
arre o bewafa

sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa

magar jaane se pahle
jaaneman
kuchh maal le aao
maal le aao
maal le aao
maal le aao
magar jaane se pahle
jaaneman
kuchh maal le aao
maal le aao
humaare paas kadki hai
na dheli hai na dhela hai
humaare paas kadki hai
na dheli hai na dhela hai
are o bewafa
o ho hui ho ha

ghar ka ghar loot ke
le aaungi
darr kiska hai
jaan kiski hai
jigar kiska hai
sar kiska hai


This article is written by Pradeep Raghunathan, 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 :

3930 Post No. : 15002 Movie Count :

4107

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 12
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Cannot believe that we have reached the milestone of 15k on the blog. Just seems like yesterday that we were all waiting with bated breath to reach the 10k milestone. How time flies, and how consistent and persistent all of you have been. No words to express each one of your dedication, passion and labour of love.

What can one say about this haven of ours that has not been said before? For someone like me who has been like a pardesi in some ways (not being active as all the regulars), it is so heartening when all of you still reach out and ask how things are with me and family.

Team ASAD we could equate with the CSK team in IPL, consistent, champions and liked by one and all. Needless to say, we have calm, composed leaders to lead us too 🙂 .

It does feel guilty that our Yippeeee! team could not continue our work after a point of time, and yet there is hope that we would get back to it one day soon and try really hard to get to the ever moving target of the blog :).

These days, the only place I get to listen to songs is the car, and most of the times, it is what my daughter decides to play that we get to listen to. One of the recent numbers that is pretty much on repeat in her current playlist is a lovely song from the upcoming movie that most people are looking forward to called ‘Kalank’.

The song has been picturised so well, and is even better thanks to two amazingly talented actors, Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt. The voice for these two are the versatile Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade. For some reason, when you listen to this song multiple times, reminds us of songs sung by the Mangeshkar sisters (the names of the songs do not come to mind).

Though Pritam is accused many a time to blatantly copy songs for his tracks in movies, he does come up with some brilliant numbers that forces you to play them in a loop.

I know I have not done justice to this article celebrating the 15k milestone of the blog, nor the song featured here, but I am hoping the article would be the last thing on your mind after you listen to this beautiful number which has such an amazing tempo and so well rendered.

Wishing Atul ji, Sudhir ji, Arun ji, Khyati Ben, Raja ji and the entire paltan and followers of the blog, a very big Congratulations! This is no mean achievement, and I am sure for the celebration we can expect some amazing trivia and posts to reach even more unique milestones with this one big milestone. Let the force be with our blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Ghar Morey Pardesiya, Aao Padhaaro Piya (Kalank) (2019) Singer – Shreya Ghoshal, Vaishali Mhade, Lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-Pritam
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

raghukul reet sadaa chali aayi
praan jaaye par vachan na jayi

jai raghuvanshi ayodhyapati
ram chandra ki jai
siyavar ram chandra ki, jai
jai raghuvanshi ayodhyapati
ram chandra ki jai
siyavar ram chandra ki jai

ta di ya na dheem..
de re ta na de re nom
ta di ya na dheem..
de re ta na de re nom
ta di ya na dheem…

raghuvar teri raah nihaarein
raghuvar teri raah nihaarein
saaton janam se siya..aa..aa
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

ta di ya na ta de re na dum
ta di ya na ta de re na dheem
ta di ya na ta de re na dheem
ta da re na de dheem ta da ni

maine sudh-budh chain ganvaa ke
maine sudh-budh chain ganvaa ke
ram ratan paa liya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

dheem ta dheem tanana dere na
dheem ta dheem tanana dere na
dha ni sa ma, sa ga ma dha, ni dha ma ga pa
ga ma pa sa sa, ga ma pa ni ni
ga ma pa ni dha pa ma ga re ga ma dha pa
re ma pa dha ma pa ni ni dha pa ma pa ga ma re sa ni sa re re ma ma pa pa dha dha ma ma
ni ni ni re sa ni dha ni dha pa ma pa dha ni dha pa ma ga re ga re sa ni sa re re ga

na to maiya ki lori
na hi phaagun ki hori
mohe kuch doosra na bhaaye re
jab se naina yeh jaa ke
ik dhanurdhar se laage
tab se birha mohey sataye re
haa..
na to maiya ki lori
na hi phaagun ki hori
mohe kuch doosra na bhaaye re
jab se naina yeh jaa ke
ik dhanurdhar se laage
tab se birha mohey sataaye re
duvidha meri sab jag jaane
duvidha meri sab jag jaane
jaane naa nirmohiya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

haa, gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan deewaani
gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan…

(sargam)

gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan deewaani
gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan…
ho naino ke
naino ke tere baan se

murchhit huyi re hiraniya
jhoom jha na na na na…
jhana na na na na…
bani re bani main teri joganiya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya.

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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रघुकुल रीत सदा चली आई
प्राण जाये पर वचन ना जाई

जय रघुवंशी अयोध्यापती
राम चंद्र की जय
सिया वर राम चंद्र की जय
जय रघुवंशी अयोध्यापती
राम चंद्र की जय
सिया वर राम चंद्र की जय

ता दी या ना धीम॰॰
दे रे ता ना दे रे नॉम
ता दी या ना धीम॰॰
दे रे ता ना दे रे नॉम
ता दी या ना धीम॰॰

रघुवर तेरी राह निहारे
रघुवर तेरी राह निहारे
सातों जनम से सिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना दम
ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना धीम
ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना धीम
ता दा रे ना दे धीम ता दा नी

मैंने सुध बुध चैन गंवा के
मैंने सुध बुध चैन गंवा के
राम रतन पा लिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

धीम ता धीम तानाना देरे ना
धीम ता धीम तानाना देरे ना
धा नी सा मा
सा गा मा धा
नी धा मा गा पा
गा मा पा सा सा
गा मा पा नी नी
गा मा पा नी धा पा
मा गा रे गा मा धा पा
रे मा पा धा मा पा नी नी धा पा मा पा गा
मा रे सा नी सा रे
मा मा पा पा धा धा मा मा
नी नी नी रे सा नी धा नी धा पा मा पा धा नी
धा पा मा गा रे गा
रे सा नी सा रे रे गा

ना तो मईया की लोरी
ना ही फागुन की होरी
मोहे कुछ दूसरा ना भाये रे
जब से नैना ये जा के
इक धनुर्धर से लागे
तब से बिरह मोहे सताये रे
हा॰॰
ना तो मईया की लोरी
ना ही फागुन की होरी
मोहे कुछ दूसरा ना भाये रे
जब से नैना ये जा के
इक धनुर्धर से लागे
तब से बिरह मोहे सताये रे
दुविधा मेरी सब जग जाने
दुविधा मेरी सब जग जाने
जाने ना निर्मोहिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

हा॰॰
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ दीवानी
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ॰॰॰

(सरगम)

गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ दीवानी
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ॰॰॰
हो नैनों के
नैनों के तेरे बाण से
मूर्छित हुई रे हिरणीया
झूम झा ना ना ना ना॰॰॰
झा ना ना ना ना॰॰॰
बनी रे
बनी मैं तेरी जोगनिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया


This article is written by Raja, 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 :

3928 Post No. : 14998 Movie Count :

4105

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 8
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Not all journeys have a pre-determined destination.

Sometimes a traveler sets off on a journey, purely with the intention of travel. For how long, which specific places he will travel to, where he will stop, who and what he will encounter…these are all unknown.

All he knows is that he has the desire to travel – and will travel for as long as he has such desire, and the ability to travel.

And it is just as well that he travels without a set destination or time-frame. That would take away from the enjoyment of the journey itself. It is not that the travel is meaningless – it certainly has a purpose. Just that the purpose is to enjoy the journey, not to keep a destination or time-frame in focus.

I’d like to think this blog is one such journey – and Atul is this traveler.

Atul has himself said many times, when he posted his first song on this blog on the 19th of July 2008, he had no idea what it would go on to become. As a music lover, all he wanted was to have a blog of his own. A place where he could post songs of his choice and share his taste with other music lovers. Pretty simple, isn’t it?

At that time, he would’ve been happy if he could have got to a 1000 songs on the blog. That would have been huge.
2000? Amazing!
5000? Are you CRAZY?
10000? Ab bas bhi karo yaar, kuchh zyaada hi ho gaya

But this traveler never stopped travelling. One step at a time, he kept walking. The milestones kept passing by. He acknowledged them – but never stopped. Sort of like “nadiya chale chale re dhaara, chanda chale chale re taara, tumko chalna hoga, tumko chalna hoga”.

Along the way, he met fellow-travellers and became friends with them. They joined him on his journey, so he had company. But he never stopped.

Yes, he might have occasionally slowed down, but the most important thing is – he never stopped.

And that is the only reason we can today celebrate this mega-milestone.

The biggest to date.

15000.

Yes, that’s a thousand songs, fifteen times over.

Mind-boggling.

But, to me, that’s not the whole story.

If you take a flight from Moscow to Vladivostok, it takes about 8 ½ hours.
The Trans Siberian Express train takes about a week.

If I had the time, I know how I’d like to travel.
I’d like to breathe in every moment of the travel – not rush it.

This blog has not rushed through these 15000 songs mindlessly, just for the purpose of statistics. If it had done so, it could’ve reached this milestone much earlier.

No, that was not the idea of this blog at all. Ever.

As I said earlier, Atul’s idea was to share songs with other music-lovers. To have these songs introduced on the blog, discussed in detail with appropriate credits to artistes, with a video/audio and full lyrics.

That was – and continues to be – the format for every single song from day one.

And when you have a format of this type, you want every song to have its own space and time. If you post 20 songs on one day, are you doing justice to each individual song? Won’t it just get lost in the crowd?

So the pace of this blog recognizes this important aspect of music appreciation – don’t overload.

So the bigger story (for me at least) is HOW we have got to 15000.

One song at a time, ranging from 1 to about 7 songs a day (7 itself is a high number), we have come this far over TEN years and NINE months. Yes, we are in our 129th month now. And the posting has not been sporadic – it has been EVERY SINGLE DAY (except for very few days when there’s been no posting).

THAT, for me, is truly astounding.

For ONE person to have THIS level of dedication, commitment and discipline, despite all sorts of constraints along the way – THAT to me is mind-boggling.

Yes, we guest posters have joined on the journey, and posted from time to time. (I’m saying this a bit hesitatingly given my own limited contribution in the last year). But, as Sudhirji pointed out in a recent post, Atul’s posts are 3 times more than all our guest posts put together. That shows the sheer weight-lifting he does.

And mind you, this is just the number of posts. There’s so much more on the blog- the various statistics, by movie, by year, by artiste and so on. And anniversary dates. Atul has truly built a repository for the ages.

That brings me to my next point.

The repository.

It is not that songs aren’t available on the net. Of course they are. There are songs all over the place.

But this blog is different. It doesn’t treat a song as just a song. There’s a narrative about it, a background wherever possible. About the film, the artistes involved. And Atul is a stickler for accuracy, so he does his level best to get the facts and lyrics 100% accurate. It’s not easy with some old songs where the audio itself isn’t clear – but he makes a genuine effort. And that is because of the type of person he is – no shortcuts, no compromises.

All of this means that the reader gets as accurate a source as possible.

Then consider the songs themselves.

Some of these songs are rare songs, which were not even available earlier on the net. Some others were available, but with limited detail. When these songs were made available here, the blog tried to give the song, and its artistes, full respect.

This is what makes this blog a treasure house, a repository for generations.

While on this point, I think I must mention fellow travelers (we call them Atulites) who have contributed greatly to enriching this blog.

Atul will be the first person to admit that his own knowledge of songs and artistes would never have been enough to make the blog what it is today. This is nothing to be ashamed of. All of us know more about some songs and eras, and less about others.

But we thankfully have some “maharathis” (they know who they are, so I won’t name them 🙂 ) who, between them are an ocean of knowledge, and like walking encyclopedias. Their contribution, whether through posts or through comments, is truly outstanding. They have enriched this blog so much, taking it to a different level altogether.

So when we talk of team effort, this is a perfect example of it.

This brings me to my next point of awe.

If this blog had been a commercial venture, I can understand a business posting songs every day, to maximize its views, and earn revenue as a result, through advertising or other means.

But Atul has been doing this as a labour of love. It started as that, in 2008 – and continues to this day with the same intent.

So a labour of love, posting songs every single day, for 129 months at a stretch, to the level of detail and accuracy that this blog has – just pause for a moment to let that sink in.

Pause.

So while we celebrate the 15000 milestone, I request everyone to try to appreciate the true significance of it.

It’s not just the number – it’s the weight of the love and effort that has gone into it. It’s like 15000 kg of love and effort.

Along the way, this blog has done something else too. Possibly unintended initially, but as “Blog Ke Side-Effects” 🙂 , it has brought us Atulites together. Many of us have met each other, we now have a whatsapp group, all thanks to the blog, and Atul.

For me, personally, it has been a very enriching journey. I’ve been fortunate to have been involved right from day one – and along the way I’ve got to know some wonderful people with an amazing level of knowledge about HFM. I’ve got to know SO many songs only through this blog.

I really can’t thank Atul enough for all this.

So even if my participation has been very limited of late, this blog, and everyone associated with it, will always have a very special place in my heart.

And on this occasion, I can only wish that the journey goes on and on as we head towards the next target of 15921. 🙂

A line that comes to mind is “apni pyaar ki gaadi chalti rahe, apni pyaar ki gaadi chalti rahe”. 🙂

Now onto the song for today.

I must admit it wasn’t easy for me to decide on a song for this occasion.

For one, not only has the blog already got 15000 songs, but even the songs still to be posted are mostly relatively new songs ( which I barely know), or lesser-known songs of a much earlier era than mine.

This makes my task somewhat difficult.

A song I had in mind got cancelled out because it had already been posted, so I had to renew my efforts.

But one thing. I did have an idea of the type of song I wanted to post.

I wanted a fun, lively song. After all it is a celebratory occasion, so why not a fun song?

The lyrics didn’t really matter too much, as long as it was a jhakkaas song. 🙂

While looking for random songs, I tend to think of the 1970s as my first choice of decade. The main reason for this is, it is the decade I grew up in – and there’s always a chance I’ll come across a song that I heard in my childhood, and that still happens to not be posted. This has happened on a few occasions with me.

I’ll be the first to admit that the 1970s songs signaled the end of what is popularly known as the golden era of music. By the time the 1970s came along, audience tastes had changed. Not just in India, but around the world. The hippie culture had come in, there was a sense of wanting to break away from the established order of things.

It was only natural that India too would be affected by this trend. Films are a good reflection of society – and films of the 1970s are markedly different from those of an earlier era.

Music, as a very important component of Indian films, also reflected this.

And no one exemplified this better than RD Burman.

RD (or Pancham as he was popularly known) was a trend-setter. Hugely gifted, he experimented a lot, with instruments, tunes and sounds. The audience, already ripe for change, embraced RD’s style wholeheartedly and made him a huge success.

It was not that RD could not compose traditional tunes – he could, and he did. But he also made a deliberate effort to invent his own style, to distinguish himself from his legendary father’s style.

I personally think music, like everything else, evolves. We need to recognize that times keep changing – and music needs an audience too. So if the audience is changing, why wouldn’t music change too?

So, as Tennyson said, “the old order changeth, yielding place to new”.

The song I have picked today is from my schoolboy days. I had heard it a few times then – we used to sing it in school. But somehow I never heard it after that, and had even forgotten all about it.

Recently I came across it again – and was surprised to find it hadn’t been posted yet.

Initially I was thinking of keeping it for an RD occasion, seeing as it has such an RD stamp about it – but then I guess this occasion is as good as any.

If we are celebrating 15000 songs on this blog, and Atul is the architect of it AND is also a 1970s schoolboy, why not a song that he might have heard in those days too?

Dil to maane na….meri jaan, meri jaan aa aa aa aa

Vintage RD & Asha Bhosle.

Ever since this song has come back into my life, I’ve enjoyed listening to it.

I hope you enjoy it too. Jhakkaas enough for you? 🙂

Congratulations to all of us, travelers on this journey, for the 15000-milestone.

And a special thanks to Atul for bringing us all together.

Looking forward to milestone 15921. 🙂


Song-Dil to maane na (Shaitaan) (1974) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, RD Burman, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, Music-RD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

turu turu haa
turu turu haa
turu turu haa
turu turu haa

Dil to maane na
Haa
Dil to maane na
Haa

Haa
Dil to maane na
Meri jaan
meri jaan haa haa ha ha
Dil to maane na ha ha ha ha ha
Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha
Dil to maane na ha
Dil ko milna to hai
Phir kisi se miley
Kya bura hai agar
Ye tujhi se miley
Gale lagoon kiske
tu hi bata de na re
dil to maane na
Haa

Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na
haa
Dil ko milna to hai
Haa
Phir kisi se miley
Haa
Kya bura hai agar
Ye tujhi se miley
Gale lagoon kiske
tu hi bata de na re
la la la la lalalala

Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha
Dil to maane na

Dweera tara taa taa tara taa
Haa
Dweera tara taa taa tara taa

Jaane dilbar jaane jahaan
Para para para para ha
Tum bin ab chain mujhko kahaan
Kya jaanoon main raaton ki neend
Haa
Hoy
Haa
Hu

Main to mar gayi ho kar jawaan
Rang ras ki bhari
Hai jawaani meri
Behki behki phiroon
Haaye re main baawri
Mujhe to baahon mein
Tu hi uthhaa le na re
dil to maane na
Ha

Meri jaan
Ho Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na
Dil ko milna to hai
Phir kisi se miley
Kya bura hai agar
Ye tujhi se miley
Gale lagoon kis ke
tu hi bata de na re
la la la la lalalala

Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha
Dil to maane na ha

Dugdugdugdugdugdug
Dugdugdugdugdugdug
Haa
Hoy
Haa
ho
Dugdugdugdugdugdug
Dugdugdugdugdugdug
Haa
hu
Hoy
Haa

Naina tujh se jab jab lagey
Tan mein jaise sui chubhey
Pairon se na phir tan rukey
Hui
Haa
Hui
Haa
Hui

Haathon se na dhadkan dabey
Thhandi aahen bharoon
Na kisi se daroon
Main deewaani sahi
Tu bataa kya karoon
Arre lagi dil ki
Tu hi mitaa de na re
dil to maane na
haa

Meri jaan
O Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na
Dil ko milna to hai
Phir kisi se miley
Haa
Hey
Kya bura hai agar
Ye tujhi se miley
Gale lagoon kis ke
tu hi bata de na re
dil to maane na ha ha ha

Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na
hahahahaha
Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na ha
Haaa


This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, 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 :

3924 Post No. : 14991 Movie Count :

4101

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 3
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Founders of Infosys (who started their venture reportedly on a Rs 10K seed capital) may not have imagined where their efforts will lead to, one day. Apple company, which started their journey from a garage, may not have guessed how big they will grow one day.  Atul Ji when he single-handedly started this blog (with moral encouragement from friends like Raja Ji – as I understand & others who showed thumbs up at that time) may not have had an idea how far the journey will progress.

But here we – Atulites – are, looking at 15000 posts!!!!. No mean feat in the era of information & social media explosion. No success is without a reason. I would say that sheer commitment, passion, dedication of Atul Ji,  Sudhir ji, Arun Ji, Sadanand Ji and all the other contributors & innumerable visitors to the blog have helped to make it to where we are today. Acha lagata hai na?

This post utilises three punch words, all prompted by today’s song.  They are : ‘achha lagata hai’, ‘seedhe point pe aao na’  & ‘short me batalao na’.

I have covered ‘achha lagata hai’ in first para. I will now ‘come to the point’ in this Para  🙂 . Today’s song is from film ‘Aarakshan’ (2011). After ‘permission’ from seniors, to write on recent songs, I have chosen this one. This film makes its debut in ASAD, with this post.

The film is by Prakash Jha on the topic of reservation. I have seen this movie. It was not at all hard hitting as I expected. But I loved the music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The singers are Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal. Lyrics are by Prasoon Joshi. I took to this song from the word Go. Fresh tune, feel young lyrics, joyously sung, lovingly enacted by Saif & Deepika, exciting orchestration are what appealed to me. ‘sun ke achha laga‘. I hope aap ko bhi achha lagega . I feel young all over again listening to this song 🙂 .

Today’s generation loves to keep it short – no patience for details/clarity, eh?  ‘LOL’, ‘ASAP’ ‘ILU’ and such short forms are the flavour of the youngsters. Hence, as for the last punch word ‘short me batalao na’, I end this post. 🙂

Video

Audio

Song – Achha Lagta Hai (Aarakshan) (2011) Singer – Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics – Prasoon Joshi, MD – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

jhatak kar zulf jab tum
tauliye se baarishein azaad karti ho
achha lagta hai
hila kar honth jab bhi
haule haule guftagu ko saaz karti ho
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
khushboo se behlaao na
seedhe point pe aao na
aaankh me aankhein daal ke keh do
khwaabon mein tehlaayo na
zara short mein
batlao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
seedhe point pe aao na. . .

la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa

alag ehsaas hota hai. . .
tumhaare paas hone ka
sarakti sarsarahat ki nadi mein reshmi lamhe
bheegone ka

o ho ho
zara sa mod kar gardan
jab apni hi adaa pe naaz karti ko
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
lafzon se behlaao na
jhoothi moothi behkaao na
haathon ko haathon mein le ke
wo teen shabd tapkaao na
zara short mein
batlaao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
haan seedhe point pe aao na. . .

wo tere dhyaan ki khushboo
main sar tak odh leta hoon
bhatakti saans ko
teri gali mein gungunaane
chhod deta hoon

ho ho ho
tum apni khidkiyon ko khol kar
jab bhi naye aaghaaz karti ho
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
gali gali gali gali gali
gali bhatkaao na
ghadi ghadi uljhaao na
senti ho
main jaan gai hoon
action bhi dikhlaao na
zara short mein
batlaao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
o seedhe point pe aao na. . .

achhaa. . .

o seedhe
o seedhe
o seedhe point pe
aao na. . .

la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by K Satish Shenoy)
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झटक कर ज़ुल्फ़ ज तुम तौलिये से
बारिशें आज़ाद करती हो
अच्छा लगता है
हिला कर होंठ जब भी
हौले हौले गुफतगु को साज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
खुशबू से बहलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना
आँख में आंखे डाल के कह दो
ख़्वाबो में टहलाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला

अलग एहसास होता है॰ ॰ ॰
तुम्हारे पास होने का
सरकती सरसराहट की नदी में रेशमी लम्हे
भिगोने का
ओ हो हो
ज़रा सा मोड़ कर गर्दन
जब अपनी ही अदा पे नाज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
लफ्जों से बहलाओ ना
झूठी मूठी बहकाओ ना
हाथों को हाथ में ले के
वो तीन शब्द टपकाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

वो तेरे ध्यान की खुशबू
मैं सर तक ओढ़ लेता हूँ
भटकती सांस को
तेरी गली में गुनगुनाने छोड़ देता हूँ
हो हो हो
तुम अपनी खिड़कीयों को खोल कर
जब भी नए आग़ाज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
गली गली गली गली गली
गली भटकाओ ना
घड़ी घड़ी उलझाओ ना
सेंटी हो
मैं जान गई हूँ
एक्शन भी दिखलाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

अच्छा ॰ ॰ ॰

ओ सीधे
ओ सीधे
ओ सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला


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

Blog Day : 3919 Post No. : 14982

 

Today’s song is from film ‘Shahenshah Babar’ (1944).

Hindi film makers seem to have an attraction for Mughal Empire. Films were made on life events of right from Babar to Bahadurshah Zafar- the first to the last Mughal kings. I do not know what the film makers found so magnetic in their lives. Not only Mughal kings, but also the Mongol king Changez khan, Nadir Shah and generals like Behram Khan also became the subject matters of films. May be the producers found lot of scope to show big palaces, big armies, wars, dances and songs, beautiful women etc. in such films which attracted the audience.

More than any other Mughal king, it is Babar, who has been in public discussion in India , since about 20-30 years, for well known reasons for which we are not concerned here. Babar was born as Zaheeruddin Mohammed, on 14-2-1483 in Fergana valley in what is known today as Uzbekistan. He was a direct descendant of Taimurlane. At the age of 12 years he ascended his father’s thrown and faced rebellion. Next few years were spent on fighting to save his kingdom. Having lost, and won and again lost the valley of Fergana and Samarkand three times, Babar decided to go to India.

He marched with his army towards India, which was ruled by Ibrahim Khan Lodhi that time. Babar’s army was tired and tried rebellion till they reached India. In the battle of Panipat, he defeated Lodhi and became the Emperor of India. Later he fought with several Rajput kings and won also. Babar married several times and had several children too. His 3 sons were main and Humayun was his dearest son. Babar established the Mughal Empire in 1526 at Delhi. It was Humayun, who succeeded Babar when he died on 26-12-1530.

‘Shahenshah Babar’ is a depiction of his life from childhood to death, but most part of the film is about the love affair and sickness of Humayun. After his death Babar was first buried in Agra, but later his remains were buried again in Kabul. Babar is considered a national hero in Uzbekistan and Kergystan. In India Babar is not known for such good things.

This film was made by Ranjit Movietone, calling it a historical film. It was directed by Wazahat Mirza Changezi (20-4-1908 to 4-8-1990). He directed 5 films, namely, ‘Swaminath’ (1942), ‘Jawaani’ (1942), ‘Shahenshah Babar’ (1944), ‘Prabhu Ka Ghar’ (1945) and ‘Nishaana’ (1950). He wrote lyrics in films like ‘Watan’ (1938), ‘Hum Tum Aur Woh’ (1938), ‘Bahen’ (1941), ‘Roti’ (1942) and ‘Jawaani’ (1942). Later he became famous as a screenplay and dialogue writer. Some of his famous films are ‘Zeenat’ (1945), ‘Shaheed’ (1948), ‘Shikast’ (1953), ‘Mother India’ (1957), ‘Yahudi’ (1958). ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960), ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Leader’ (1964), ‘Palki’ (1967) etc.

The music director was Khemchand Prakash and lyricists were Pt. Indra, Munshi Aziz and Munshi Shums. Out of the 9 songs, today’s song is 5th song to be discussed here. The cast of the film was Khurshid, Sheikh Mukhtar, Sushil Kumar, Yakub, Majid, Anwari, Agha and others.

Religious, mythological or historical stories have some characters who are with extra ordinary strength or even Rakshasas. Such characters maintained the equilibrium of entertainment in those films and made them more interesting with their actions. In the Hindi film industry, some actors fitted this requirement. Some of them were BM Vyas, Ramayan Tiwari, Sheikh Mukhtar, Dara Singh, Dev kumar etc. Sheikh Mukhtar fitted into these roles perfectly, for example as ‘Nadir Shah’ in film ‘Nadir Shah’ (1968), as Changez Khan in film ‘Changez Khan’ (1957), or as Sher Afghan in film ‘Noor Jehan’ (1967). In social films, roles of police officers and in action/stunt films as dacoit, drunkard, gambler etc. In some of the films directors used to make him do unimaginable and unbelievable acts like in film ‘Roti’ (1942), he brings down an aircraft with his spear throw ! As a police officer, he would hold 5-6 criminals by their scruff in his extra large hands or run barefoot after a speeding jeep and stop it !

His real name was Mukhtar Ahmed Siddiqi. He was from old Delhi. His father was a senior police officer. He was Bollywood`s first ‘hunk’ – one who would have put today`s WWF hulks to shame. Exceptionally tall and frighteningly hefty, he was endowed with an immense physique. His face was a roadmap of crisscrossing muscles. A sharp jaw line added to the dimensions of his rock-hard face. Hardly `star` material compared to the Hrithiks and Salmans of today. Yet, this rugged man was once a hero.

Those were the days when a limp-wristed hero, who could not even unlock the mysteries of the lush curls of his beloved, was universally adored in cinema halls. In such times, Sheikh Mukhtar adorned the garb of a hero. This feat was achieved by movie monarch Mehboob Khan. In ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (aka ‘The Only Way’), a film directed by Mehboob Sb for Sagar Movietone way back in 1939, Sheikh Mukhtar was one of the three heroes. The other two were Arun Ahuja (matinee idol Govinda`s father) and a certain Harish (who later directed films such as ‘Burma Road’, he was Tara Harish). Though billed as male lead, Sheikh Mukhtar never fitted into the `romantic` mold. And why should he? He portrayed an uncouth lover, almost a pre-Neanderthal man, in Mehboob Khan`s ‘Roti’ with sensuous Sitara Devi as his beloved. In that film, Sheikh would bring down an aircraft with the mere strike of his spear. When thirsty, he would empty an entire bucket down his throat in one go. Soppy dialogues oozing with maudlin emotions such as love and romance, did not come forth from the super-hunk.

In Wadia`s ‘Krishnabhakt Bodana’ (1944), Sheikh Mukhtar was the Lord`s devotee. In ‘Bahen’ (1941), he portrayed the role of Nalini Jaywant’s brother. His imposing personality fitted well into period films which dabbled in history. He played the role of Shahenshah Babar; went on to become Chengez Khan and then donned the mantle of Sher Afghan in ‘Noor Jehan’, a film which he produced. He was often teamed with Begum Para, the bewitching beauty of that era. The pair hit it off exceedingly well on the screen. For countless cinema aficionados, the Sheikh Mukhtar-Begum Para pair was a classic case of the beauty and the beast. With pint-sized Mukri, Sheikh Mukhtar had a successful celluloid partnership. Sheikh Mukhtar produced a string of Hindi films, such as ‘Dada’, ‘Dara’, ‘Ustad Pedro’, ‘Toote Taare’, ‘Mr. Lambu’, ‘Annadaata’, ‘Mangu’ (with another beauty, Nigar Sultan), ‘Do Ustaad’, and ‘Noor Jehan’, among others.

He wove into his films a variety of songs, from “Bahaaron Ke Dole Mein Aayi Hai Jawaani”, a romantic number from ‘Annadaata’, to naughty ditties, such as “Dil Ka Ye Injan Seetiyaan Maare” from ‘Ustaad Pedro’, and “Namaste, Doctor Baaro, Hum Ko Bhi Ek Injection Maaro”. Sheikh Mukhtar`s pair of shoes, of twelve number size, (in ‘Do Ustaad’), summed up his big time existence. His role in this film was widely appreciated. Sheikh Mukhtar showcased his acting talents in the concluding scene of ‘Do Ustaad’ when he holds his long-lost brother and son to his bosom.

Sheikh Mukhtar invested all his hard-earned money on ‘Noor Jehan’, his dream project. However, the period film bombed miserably at the box office. And with the film collapsed this mighty man. Debts began to pile up. Income Tax arrears kept multiplying in geometrical progression. Unable to resolve this crisis, Sheikh Mukhtar, who was adored in Bollywood for his integrity and for his firmness to keep vices of every variety at bay, fled to Pakistan with the alacrity of a small-time house burglar. He took with him the prints of his films. But, sadly, the Pakistan film industry offered him no succor. He kept running from pillar to post, visiting government offices with a plea that he be allowed to release his films.

He was not at all welcomed by Pak film industry. As it is Indian films were already banned there. When all efforts failed, he met General Zia ul Haq. He was a great fan of Sohrab Modi. When he learnt that Sohrab Modi was acting in this film, he allowed the film’s release. However, the Pak film industry went to Supreme court against this order. The case dragged on and finally on 11th may 1980 he won the case. While hee was returning to Lahore with his son Sheikh Moinuddin, Mukhtar got a severe heart attack in the flight. He was immediately taken home and doctor was called. Strangely no doctor came to help him. Finally by the time he was taken to hospital, he died on the way.

‘Noor Jehan’, which was released in Pakistan after Sheikh Mukhtar died, on 23rd may 1980, kept the box office registers ringing with cash. In his 40 years’ career he acted in 70 films and under the banner of his own Omar Khayyam Films, he produced 8 films. (Some information from articles by Shirish Kanekar and Jawed Hamid is used here with thanks).

Singer actress Khurshid played the heroine Hameeda’s role and sang good songs too. Here is an edited interview of Khursheed, taken in 1992,by Pakistani journalist, Navid Rasheed (Thanks to Cineplot)..

Khursheed Bano was born as Irshad Begum in Lahore, on 14th April 1914. As a child she resided in the Bhatti Gate area next to Allama Iqbal’s house. The two families were pretty close. Khursheed was a child then. There was no ambition of joining the showbiz bandwagon then and it was by chance that led her to this arena.

Khursheed was very still young when she became an actress in the early 30’s. The era of the silent movies had already ended with the release of ‘Alam Ara’ in 1931 and the Indian film industry was going through a revolution. What set her apart from other heroines were her attractive face and certain flamboyance owing to which she made her presence felt. And then she was very good actress who could be melodramatic and happy-go-lucky with equal ease.

Each star then was required to playback for themselves and Khursheed was lucky to have a good voice. Hence started the brilliant era of some timeless classical and exemplary numbers like “Panchhi Baawraa Chaand Se Preet Lagaaye”.

The graceful and decent actress was luckier to secure some of the best films including ‘Sitaara’, ‘Shaadi’, ‘Musafir’, ‘Pardesi’, ‘Bhagat Surdas’, ‘Dekha Jayega’, ‘Shehanshah Babar’ and ‘Tansen’. ‘Pardesi’ had a very famous soundtrack comprising of memorable numbers by the late actress. In ‘Tansen’ she played the protagonist Tani with Kundan Lal Saigal as Tansen. Together they made indelible performances and the role took her to great heights. She even transcended Saigal with her strong performances and pretty looks and her fans started calling her Tani after that. Her leading men in those days apart from Saigal were Motilal, Ishwar Lal, Nazeer and Sadiq Ali. She made a successful pair with Motilal the most. Her female contemporaries included actresses of caliber like Kanan Bala, Devika Rani, Leela Chitnis, Suraiya, Swaranlata and Noor Jehan. The last three were her juniors.

Khursheed said that there was no such thing as rivalry in those days and actresses worked in close coordination. Abusing, backbiting or gossiping was not amongst their traits. Even the male stars with whom she worked treated her with great respect and there were no scandals.

Though she was an accomplished singer, acting remained her forte and first love. “Singing was a requirement to be a heroine in those days”, she said, “and even heroines with not too good voices were forced to sing if they were to act. But the composers were so good that they managed to get the best out of them then. Each song was recorded after several rehearsals. But I was an actress first and singing was just to complement that.”

Khursheed was not too happy with the way films shaped up in the years to come. So much so that she never wanted to see films anymore. In the interview she expressed her displeasure, “In spite of the resources and much higher budget, there is not a single film maker in the entire sub continent who could make a film even half as good as the films made in my era. Ours were simple films but treated well and had strong content. Plus the hard work and honesty of each unit member reflected in the entire film. This thing is missing now. A film is not only about technique, rather the issue, sensitivity and sincere dedication too.

Following partition in 1947, Khursheed opted to move to Pakistan. She worked in two Pakistani films too – ‘Mandi’ and ‘Fankaar’. But then she decided to quit and tied the knot with a Karachi – based businessman Yousaf Bhai Mian. They had one daughter who lived in the US when the interview was conducted. She then concentrated on her marriage alone and emerged equally successful on the home front as much as she was in films. She was happy that she quit films before their standards declined .

Khursheed died on 18-4-2001 at Lahore.

Khursheed Bano sang about 170 songs in about 40 films in India. Her life and career would have been like any other actor/singer, but for the controversy of her initiation into films as ‘SHEHLA’ ( HFGK writes this name as SHAILA ) at Calcutta between 1931 and 1935. It was finally and conclusively proved by Shri Kamlakar Pasupuleti ji, that Khurshid and Shehla were different and two separate individuals.

The story of film Shahenshah Babar,

The film starts with the march of Babar’s army to India in 1526, with flashbacks of his childhood and activities as an young man. Defeating Ibrahim Khan Lodhi in the battle of Panipat, Babar becomes Emperor of India.

One of his knights Sardar Sheikh has a daughter Hameeda. She and Babar’s son Humayun fall in love and meet often. When Babar comes to know this, he takes a promise from Humayun that he will forget Hameeda. Humayun promises and leaves Hameeda. Heart broken Hameeda is taken by her father to their native place .

Humayun falls ill and is on death bed. To save his life Babar prays to God that he saves Humayun and instead give death to Babar. In addition, he himself goes and brings back Hameeda to Humayun. In few months Humayun gets well, but Babar dies.

I distinctly remember, when I was studying in 5th or 6th standard, we had a lesson “The Power of Prayer” and in this lesson Babar and Humayun’s story was told, how Babar sacrifices his life for son’s life by praying to God. The film too has the same theme. It seems this story is there in ‘Humayun-Nama’ written by Gulbadan Begum, half sister of Humayun. I have not seen this film.

Today’s song is a duet of Zohrabai and Munshi Aziz. The song is written by Pt. Indra.

(Some information has been used, with thanks, from book ‘Forgotten movies on Muslim Culture 1933-1947’, by Shri Kamlakar Pasupuleti ji.)

Song – Hamen Bhool Mat Jaiyo Raja Ji  (Shahenshah Babar) (1944) Singer – Zohrabai, Munshi Aziz, Lyrics – Pt Indra, Music – Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

ho raja ji
souten ke lambe lambe kes
o raja ji
souten ke lambe lambe kes
ulajh mat jaee
ulajh mat jaiyo raja ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

o rani ji
jaana padey hai bides
o rani ji
jaana padey hai bides
sandesa deti rahiyo
ho sandesa deti rahiyo rani ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

purab mat jaiyo ho morey raja
purab mat jaiyo ho morey raja
maalan ke teekhe teekhe nain
ho raja ji
maalan ke teekhe teekhe nain
paagal na ban jaiyo
ho paagal na ban jaiyo raja ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

dil to rahega paas tumhaare
dil to rahega paas tumhaare
naadan hai kismet kahiyo
o rani ji
naadan hai kismet kahiyo
sandesa deti rahiyo
ho sandesa deti rahiyo rani ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

dacchin mat jaiyo o morey raja
dacchin mat jaiyo o morey raja
panihaari ki matwaali chaal
ho raja ji
panihaari ki matwaali chaal
machal mat jaiyo
haaye machal mat jaiyo raja ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

pyaasa rahoon par panghat na jaavun
pyaasa rahoon par panghat na jaavun
tum hi pyaas bujhaiyo o rani ji
tum hi pyaas bujhaiyo
sandesa deti rahiyo
ho sandesa deti rahiyo rani ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

हो राजा जी
सौतन के लंबे लंबे केस

राजा जी
सौतन के लंबे लंबे केस
उलझ मत जइ
उलझ मत जइयो राजा जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

ओ रानी जी
जाना पड़े है बिदेस
ओ रानी जी
जाना पड़े है बिदेस
सँदेसा देती रहियो
हो सँदेसा देती रहियो रानी जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

पूरब मत जइयो हो मोरे राजा
पूरब मत जइयो हो मोरे राजा
मालन के तीखे तीखे नैन
हो राजा जी
मालन के तीखे तीखे नैन
पागल ना बन जइयो
हो पागल ना बन जइयो राजा जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

दिल तो रहेगा पास तुम्हारे
दिल तो रहेगा पास तुम्हारे
नादाँ है किस्मत कहियों
ओ रानी जी
नादाँ है किस्मत कहियों
सँदेसा देती रहियो
हो सँदेसा देती रहियो रानी जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

दछिन मत जइयो ओ मोरे राजा
दछिन मत जइयो ओ मोरे राजा
पनिहारी की मतवाली चाल
हो राजा जी
पनिहारी की मतवाली चाल
मचल मत जइयो
हाए मचल मत जइयो राजा जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

प्यासा रहूँ पर पनघट ना जावूँ
प्यासा रहूँ पर पनघट ना जावूँ
तुम ही प्यास बुझइयो ओ रानी जी
तुम ही प्यास बुझइयो
सँदेसा देती रहियो
हो सँदेसा देती रहियो रानी जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी


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Blog Day : 3912 Post No. : 14970

Hullo to Atuldom

Today’s song/ post is to wish a Doe-eyed beauty on her birthday. At the when she was a busy movie star – starring in Bengali and Hindi movies – I had no clue about who she was, where she was from etc, and I didn’t care to find as at that stage in my life I was more of a watcher and not researcher. I have started trying to find things about the people who I used to like back then only now and I am amazed by the things I read and see.

So, today’s Bengali beauty was a convent school teacher to start of, who also tried her hand at modelling, participated in the Femina Miss India contest of 1971 and was judged Miss India World 1971. She went on to represent India at the Miss World 1971 and Queen of the Pacific pageant held in Australia where she was 1st runner-up. She also happens to be Anitha Guha’s niece. I am talking of the beautiful Prema Narayan- who made a name for herself playing Dhanno in the Uttam Kumar -Sharmila Tagore starrer “Amanush”. She was mostly cast as a dancer/ vamp or supporting roles with a western touch to her character. We remember her in songs of “Armaan”. “Ponga Pandit” etc as a person whose eyes are full of mischief.

“Barsaat Ki EkRaat” was a Shakti Samanta produced and directed 1981 release. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee, Utpal Dutt, Amjad Khan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Prema Narayan, Sujit Kumar, AsitSen etc. Music was by R. D. Burman& Anand Bakshi was the lyricist. Songs were in the voices of Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle. This is the 3rd song from the movie on our blog. The first two were posted in October 2009. Here is this “in the villain’s den” “disguise song” (please don’t recognise Amitabh Bachchan) with Prema Narayan and chorus trying to distract Amjad Khan so that sneak into Amjad’s den; probably looking for someone. (can’t remember need to see the movie again for that)

Wishing Prema Narayan good health and good times on her birthday today (4 april 2019).

Editor’s note: This song is the one thousandth song of Anand Bakshi is the blog. It is easily the most low key thousandth song post for an artist in the blog. Anand Bakshi becomes the seventh artist and third lyricist to complete 1000 songs in the blog.


Song-Manchali ho manchali kaun si hai ye gali (Barsaat Ki Ek Raat)(1981) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

manchali ho manchali ho
manchali ho manchali ho
arri o meri chulbuli
ari o meri manchali

ae manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai yeh gali
ae hey manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai yeh gali
ho yeh woh gali hai
yahaan ik baar jo aaya
laut na paaya
tu yahaan se bach ke nikal jaaye
toh qismat teri

haay haay manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai yeh gali
haay haay manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai yeh gali
hoo yeh woh gali hai
yahaan ik baar jo aaya
laut na paaya
tu yahaan se bach ke nikal jaaye
to qismat teri

haay haay manchali o manchali
kaun si hai ye gali

ho o raaz hai ye
raaz bataane ka nahin hai
aane ka hai rasta
jaane ka nahin hai
raaz hai ye raaz
bataane ka nahin hai
aane ka hai rasta
jaane ka nahin hai

arre aisa lage
yeh hai koyi bhool bhulaiya
thhaam le bainyyaan
main jo kahin kho gaya toh
tu bhi toh kho jaayegi
haan manchali ho manchali
ah ha
kaun si hai ye gali
aa ha
manchali ho manchali
ah ha
kaun si hai ye gali

arre aa gaya toh aa gaya
ab jaaoon kahaan main
sar pe kafan baandh ke
aayaa hoon yahaan main
aa gaya toh aa gaya
ab jaoon kahaan main
sar pe kafan baandh ke
aaya hoon yahaan main
chhod de ye zid hai buri
sun mere raaja

bol ri
hosh mein aa jaa
aa gayaa
dil to gayaa
jaan bacha le
aage hai teri marzi ee

ae he manchali o manchali
ah ha
kaun si hai ye gali
aa ha
manchali o manchali
ah ha
kaun si hai ye gali

manchali ho
manchali ho
manchali ho
manchali ho

arre ab kisi ki yaad agar aaye toh aaye
ab yahaan se meri khabar jaaye to jaaye
ab kisi ki yaad agar aaye toh aaye
ab yahaan se meri khabar jaaye to jaaye
phir bhi nikal jaaoonga main pankh lagaa ke
mast hawaa ke
dekh na tu dekhti rah jaayegi duniya saari
hey hey manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai ye gali
manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai ye gali
hey yeh woh gali hai
yahaan ik baar jo aaya
laut na paaya
tu yahaan se bach ke nikal jaaye
toh qismat teri ee
manchali main manchali

kaun si hai ye gali
hoo manchali main manchali
kaun si hai ye gali
manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai ye gali
manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai ye gali
manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai ye gali
manchali ho manchali
kaun si hai ye gali


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Blog Day : 3908 Post No. : 14966

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Blog Ten Year Challenge (2009-2019)-Song number 24
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Nowadays, we generally believe that the golden era of HFM lasted from 1949 till 1980 and after that the general standards of HFM fell down several notches, never to recover again.

When I was growing up in 1970s, I felt that this deterioration of HFM had started in 1970s itself. Some of the songs that later were considered classics were regarded by mediocre by me during those days. For instance, the songs of “Do Chor”(1972) were mediocre for me. Song like Yaari ho gayi yaar se lak tunoo tunoo was jarring to my ears. “Sanyaasi” (1974) songs were downright mediocre as far as I was concerned.

Many Laxmikant Pyarelal compositions of 1970s were chaalu to my ears and I did not like them much. I did not like the songs of “Suhaag”(1979) much but today these songs are considered near classics.

“Aas Paas”(1980) songs were very much mediocre songs to my ears and minds. No wonder that I did not watch this movie. The most chaalu and popular song of the movie was Tum jo chale gaye to hogi badi kharaabi. This movie made its debut in the blog with this song. That was on 31 march 2009, viz exactly ten years ago.

The movie had six songs in it, but only one more song from the movie has since been covered. This second song is Hamko bhi gham ne maara which was posted on 6 december 2013. After that, there has been no more covereage of songs from this movie for more than five years.

Now, thanks to the “blog ten year challenge” series, this movie “Aas Paas”(1980) came to the notice of Avinash Scrapwala and he sent the lyrics of another song from “Aas Paas”(1980).

This song, the third from the movie to appear in the blog, is sung by Rafi and Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is omposed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a typical Punjabi style dance song. It is picturised on Dharmendra, Hema Malini and many other male and female dancers in bright colorful attires. harmendra with his two left feet style dancing makes for a sharp contrast from Hema Malini, a dancing exponent.

As mentioned earlier, I had not watched this movie during its time and I was not even aware of this song till now. So this song comes in the blog exactly ten years after another song appeared in the blog. And at the same time, this song comes to my notice some four decades after it was created. So I suppose this can also form some kind of a challenge series, viz – Songs coming to notice forty year after its creation. 🙂

For now, here is this latest presentation under the “Blog Ten Year Challenge (2009-2019)” series.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Shahar mein charcha hai (Aas Paas)(1980) Singers-Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tere laung da peya lashkaara
te haaliyan ne hal dak lay
ho jatt kudiyaan to darr da maara
te mode utthe daang rakhdaa
oye

shahar mein charchaa hai
aa haa
shahar mein charchaa hai
ye duniya kehti hai ae
shahar mein charchaa hai
ye duniya kehti hai ae
gali mein meri ik ladki kanwaari rehti hai
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
haan haan bol

shahar mein charchaa hai
aa haa
shahar mein charchaa hai
zamaana kehta hai ae
shahar mein charchaa hai
zamaana kehta hai
gali mein meri ik mera
deewaana rehta hai
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
bol

sun ri kamla
ik jat yamla
moonchh naa daadhi
ghoda gaadi ee
leke aaya
ho aaya
dil ghabraayaa aa
leke aaya
ho aaya
dil ghabraaya
main sharmaayi ee
raam duhaayi ee..ee
meri nindiya tooti
jo dekha ye sapna
chhupaata hai kyun soorat
saaf dikha chehra apna
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
bol

dekh o bante
ye khat padh ke
kisne likha hai
is mein likha hai
teri deewaani
deewaani
main dil jaani ee
teri deewaani
deewaani
main dil jaani
band te baaja aa
leke aaja aa
dikhaa doon ye tujhko
ise pehchaane to
mujhe shaq hota hai tujhpe
buraa naa maane to
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
hoye hoye bol naa..aa

sajaa hai mandap saamne tere
aa chal le len ham bhi phere
ho o mud ja jattaa
ho jattaa
chhod dupatta aa aa
mud ja jattaa
ho jattaa
chhod dupatta
aur jo ho par
ye nahin hoga aa aa
yahi ho jaaye na
ye hote dekha hai
mere haathon mein ye jiske
lagan ki rekha hai
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
ho o bol

shahar mein charchaa hai
zamaana kehta hai
gali mein meri ik mera
deewaana rehta hai
kahin tu wohi to nahin
kahin tu wohi to nahin
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
haan haan bol

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Devnagri Script lyrics (provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तेरे लौंग दा पया लश्कारा
ते हालियां ने हल डाक लय
हो जट्ट कुडियां तो डर दा मारा
ते मोड उत्थे डांग रखदा
ओये

शहर में चर्चा है
आ हां
शहर में चर्चा है
ये दुनिया कहती है
शहर में चर्चा है
ये दुनिया कहती है
गली में मेरी इक लड़की कंवारी रहती है
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
हाँ हाँ बोल

शहर में चर्चा है
आ हां
शहर में चर्चा है
ज़माना कहता है
शहर में चर्चा है
ज़माना कहता है
गली में मेरी इक मेरा
दीवाना रहता है
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
बोल

सुन री कमला
इक जट यमला
मूछ ना दाढ़ी
घोड़ा गाडी ई
लेके आया
हो आया
दिल घबराया आ
लेके आया
हो आया दिल घबराया
मैं शरमाई ई
राम दुहाई॰॰ई
मेरी निंदिया टूटी
जो देखा ये सपना
छुपाता है क्यूँ सूरत
साफ़ दिखा चेहरा अपना
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
बोल

देख ओ बंते
ये ख़त पढ़ के
किसने लिखा है
इसमें लिखा है
तेरी दीवानी
दीवानी
मैं दिलजानी
तेरी दीवानी
दीवानी
मैं दिलजानी
बैंड ते बाजा आ
लेके आजा आ
दिखा दूं ये तुझको
इसे पहचाने तो
मुझे शक होता है तुझपे
बुरा ना माने तो
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
होए होए बोल ना॰॰आ

सजा है मंडप सामने तेरे
आ चल ले ले हम भी फेरे ए
हो ओ मुड जा जट्टा
हो जट्टा
छोड़ दुपट्टा॰॰आ
मुड जा जट्टा
हो जट्टा
छोड़ दुपट्टा
और जो हो पर
ये नहीं होगा॰॰आ
यही हो जाए ना
ये होते देखा है
मेरे हाथों में ये जिसके
लगन की रेखा है
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
हो ओ बोल

शहर में चर्चा है
ज़माना कहता है
गली में मेरी इक मेरा
दीवाना रहता है
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
हाँ हाँ बो॰॰ल


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 :

3905 Post No. : 14959 Movie Count :

4088

Missing Films of 1960s – 100
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Ah, finally, we get to a new type of century today. This series of bringing on board the missing films of 1960s becomes the series that has clocked 100 posts – a first one for our blog. This series got initiated three and half years ago on 30th September, 2015, and we arrive at the century station for it, at the rate of about 2 to 3 songs per month on average. The pace could have been faster, yes, but well, we have what we have. 🙂

As you must be aware, this series got kicked off by the efforts of Khyati Ben. She got into the exercise to check how many films of the 1960s (period from 1961 to 1970) have been brought on board our blog, and which ones are still waiting to be included. She came up with a list of some 190+ films, still waiting in the wings. The analysis resulted in this exercise, to bring on board as many of these 190+ films are traceable / available. And it got assigned to yours truly. 🙂

I will wait to present the final analysis of numbers, as there is still about seven of eight more films that are traceable and will be represented here. So bear with me for a little more time for that.

The film that we bring on board today is an obscure and lesser known film by the name ‘Ek Masoom’ from 1969. The interesting thing about this film is that although the gramophone records of this film have been available, the film itself was not available for a very long time. Finally, the film surfaced about a year ago, and I acquired a copy of it through a collector friend. Video clips of some of the songs are now available on the YouTube.

The film is produced under the banner of GNS Films Bombay, and is directed by Akhtar Khalid. The cast of actors listed for this film is Tanuja, Saleem Durrani, Prem Chopra, Surendra, Abhi Bhattacharya, Uma, Azra, Sulochana, Helen, Jagdeep, Murad, Mohan Choti, and Baby Masoom. I have a concern about this list. The name of Saleem Durrani is included. However, I have seen the film, and the Saleem Durrani (the cricketer) that we are familiar with, is not visible in this film. The lead actor opposite to Tanuja is a different person. One possibility is that this actor also has the name Saleem Durrani, or has used this name in this film. I request our more knowledgeable readers to please help to identify the male actor in this song. The face is completely new and unfamiliar.

The film itself is a cops and robbers tale and Mohan Choti plays the role of a gangster boss. The lead person, whom we are trying to identify, plays a triple role in this film. He appears in different situations with different names, causing a lot of confusion to the people around him. And then finally, there is court room drama where all the three appear one by one, and the mystery of the correct identity is solved.

The film does not have much to write home about. The direction and editing is below par and leaves a lot to be desired. The storyline moves with fits and starts. But the songs – now that is a different story, as usual. Seven songs are listed for this film. The music is by N Dutta. The lyricist’s name is just very, very unfamiliar – Fareed Tonki. As I checked some more, I find his name in just one more film – ‘Zaalim Tera Jawab Nahin’ (1960), and one unreleased film ‘Aqidat Ke Phool’. Checking on our blog, I find that one creation by him is posted here. This is a famous non-film qawwaali – “Raste Alag Alag Hain Thikaana To Ek Hai”. So the gentleman is represented already on our blog, although no other information is traceable so far about him. His name, Fareed Tonki, suggest that he may be from the town named Tonk, in Rajasthan.

The song that I present today is an exquisite duet of Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle – such a lovely lost gem this one is. The composition is easy paced and and light, and the rendition is very soft and soothing. A very pleasing song to hear to. (Of course, the song is much better heard than viewed.) On screen, it is Tanuja, and this gentleman that I am not able to identify.

Song – Poochh Le Dil Se Mere Ho Na Agar Mera Yakeen  (Ek Masoom) (1969) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Fareed Tonki, MD – N Dutta
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

hmmmmm mmmmmm mmmm
hmmmmm mmmmmm mmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm hmmm

pooch le
dil se mere
ho na agar mera yakeen
pooch le dil se mere
ho na agar mera yakeen
pooch le dil se mere
ho na agar mera yakeen
main mohabbat hoon
mohabbat ke siwa kuchh bhi nahin
ae sanam
teri kasam
mujhko to hai tujh pe yakeen
par zamaane ka ye kehna
hai ke tu mera nahin
pooch le dil se mere
ho na agar mera yakeen

har taraf phaili hain ye
rangeeniaan rukhsaar ki
har taraf phaili hain ye
rangeeniaan rukhsaar ki
tere hi dum se to hai
shadaabiaan gulzar ki
tu jahaan rakhe kadam
phool khilen laakhon wahin
pooch le dil se mere
ho na agar mera yakeen

saamne tu hai mere
aur main tujhe dekha karoon
saamne tu hai mere
aur main tujhe dekha karoon
tere jalwon mein ab
shaam o sehar khoi rahoon
chhod ke daaman tera
jaaun na main aur kahin
ae sanam
teri kasam
mujhko to hai tujh pe yakeen

dil mera hai aaina
gar hai nazar pehchaan le
pehle hi pehchaan ke
dil hai diya ye jaan le
hum se kyon duniya jaley
ulfat koi jurm nahin
pooch le dil se mere
ho na agar mera yakeen
main mohabbat hoon
mohabbat ke siwa kuchh bhi nahin
pooch le dil se mere
ho na agar mera yakeen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्मममम म्मममम म्मम
हम्मममम म्मममम म्मम
हम्ममम हम्ममम हम्ममम हम्म

पूछ ले
दिल से मेरे
हो ना अगर मेरा यकीं
पूछ ले दिल से मेरे
हो ना अगर मेरा यकीं
पूछ ले दिल से मेरे
हो ना अगर मेरा यकीं
मैं मोहब्बत हूँ
मोहब्बत के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं
ए सनम
तेरी कसम
मुझको तो है तुझ पे यकीं
पर ज़माने का ये कहना
है के तू मेरा नहीं
पूछ ले दिल से मेरे
हो ना अगर मेरा यकीं

हर तरफ फैली हैं ये
रंगीनियाँ रुखसार की
हर तरफ फैली हैं ये
रंगीनियाँ रुखसार की
तेरे ही दम से तो है
शादाबियाँ गुलज़ार की
तू जहां रखे कदम
फूल खिलें लाखों वहीं
पूछ ले दिल से मेरे
हो ना अगर मेरा यकीं

सामने तू है मेरे
और मैं तुझे देखा करूँ
सामने तू है मेरे
और मैं तुझे देखा करूँ
तेरे जलवों में अब
शाम ओ सहर खोई राहून
छोड़ के दामन तेरा
जाऊँ ना मैं और कहीं
ए सनम
तेरी कसम
मुझको तो है तुझ पे यकीं

दिल मेरा है आईना
गर है नज़र पहचान ले
पहले ही पहचान के
दिल है दिया ये जान ले
हम से क्यों दुनिया जले
उलफत कोई जुर्म नहीं
पूछ ले दिल से मेरे
हो ना अगर मेरा यकीं
मैं मोहब्बत हूँ
मोहब्बत के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं
पूछ ले दिल से मेरे
हो ना अगर मेरा यकीं


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Blog Day : 3902 Post No. : 14953

“Aakaashpari” (1958) was produced by S P Srivastava and M S Geete and directed by Mohan Sinha for Delite Pictures Prrivate Limited, Bombay. The movie had Kusum Pradhan, Mahipal, Ram singh, Maruti, Kamal, Krishnkumari, Sabita Chatterji, Kanchanmala, Nargis Nandini, Bhagwan sinha, Dubey, Gaurang, Moosa, Ramlal, Chhotu etc in it.

This kalpnic (fantasy) movie had eight songs in it. HFGK mentions that these eight songs were originally meant for an earlier movie called “Dil Bahaar” aka “Lachak” and these songs were recorded during july-september 1950. The records were released under fim name “Dil Bahaar”, but this movie remained unreleased and later these eight songs were utilised in “Aakaashpari” (1958).

Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Aakaashpari” (1958) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Meena Kapoor and Sulochana Kadam. Anjum Pilibhiti is the lyricist. Music is composed by Inayat Ali.

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


Song-Kehna maan ae mehmaan abhi dil hai jawaan(Akaashpari)(1958) Singers-Meena Kapoor, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Anjum Pilibhiti, MD-Inayat Ali

Lyrics

Kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi
ho abhi
ho abhi
dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
o o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

beet na jaaye ye mausam suhaana
beet na jaaye ye mausam suhaana
laut ke aaye na phir ye zamaana
laut ke aaye na phir ye zamaana
o o o o
shama hoon main tu ban ja parwaana
shama hoon main tu ban ja parwaana
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
o o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

aayi bahaar hai pehloo badal ke
aayi bahaar hai pehloo badal ke
rakhna kadam zara dekho sambhal ke
rakhna kadam zara dekho sambhal ke
ho o o
haathon se chala jaaye dil na nikal ke
haathon se chala jaaye dil na nikal ke
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka
kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

paayal ki baaj mein
duniya hai jhoom rahi
ho o
paayal ki baaj mein
duniya hai jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
duniya ki masti hai aankhon mein ghoom rahi
duniya ki masti hai aankhon mein ghoom rahi
ho o o
aankhon se nazar hans ke choom rahi
ho choom rahi
aankhon se nazar hans ke choom rahi
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka
kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi
ho abhi
ho abhi dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka


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