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Today’s song is from a C grade Costume film of the 50s, Aan Baan-56. It was made by D D Kashyap, under his own banner, Kashyap Productions, Bombay. Needless to mention that the film was directed by himself. Music was by Husnlal-Bhagatram, with assistance from krishan Chander. The cast of the film was Ajit, Mahipal, Nalini Jaywant, Usha Kiran, Pran, Ulhas, Manmohan Krishna and many others.

On Saturday, 16th May morning, I got a call on my Mobile. I picked it up and saw that it was flashing name of Bharatbhai and his photo. A little surprised to get his call at early morning hours, I took the call and as usual said,” Good Morning Bharat ji. Aaj subah subah yaad kiya ?” There was a pause and an unfamiliar voice said, ” Main Bharat ji ka beta baat kar raha hoon.” I knew he was ill. My mind suddenly became alert. For next 5 minutes his son was giving me details of his illness and finally he ended with those dreaded words, ” last Friday,8th May ko raat mein 1230 baje Bharatbhai ki death ho gayi “.

I was stunned. I gave my condolences to the bereaved family and kept the phone. I sat still for five minutes. Then I saw a missed call from Sadanand ji. I gave him a call. He too had got the news. We shared our thoughts and it was decided that Sadanand ji will announce this news on our WA group.

Old people parting is not unusual, but when the departed one is close to you or a family member, one does feel the pain. Bharatbhai was around 87 year old, recently he had a Hip Replacement operation and thereafter he was not well. I had spoken to him in the Hospital as well as when he came back home also. However, his going was a pinching shock.

I came to know Bharatbhai in or around 2013, through our Blog. Those days we did not have the WA group. We started exchanging songs and related matters on phone and e-mails. Then he and Nitin ji came calling to my house in early 2014, first time an Atulite visited me. I was very thrilled. I introduced my wife to them. We had deeper friendship after that. One of his friends, Mr. Chavda, stays in our building and is my friend too. During the last 7 years we visited each other’s houses many times, for meetings or otherwise also. When some important person used to visit me, I used to call him also. Thus he had met Biren Kothari, Shishir krishna Sharma, Rajnikumar Pandya, AK ji and others first time at my place only.

In 2018, he, myself and Sadanand ji visited Surat to meet Harish Raghuvanshi ji. Even in this age, his enthusiasm and memory was praiseworthy. The last we met was in Sadanand ji’s house. He missed one meeting in my house in this January, due to his health issues.

Bharat ji was Tech Savvy at this age also. He had a good collection of books. He actually xeroxed few books from his collection and gave me, on my request. Jolly and friendly Bharat ji can not be forgotten easily. Losing him is a great loss. I pray for his Eternal Peace and Attainment of Moksha !

Life goes on……

Today’s film was a routine film. The period in which such films attracted audiences had long ceased, but still some such films were made, albeit in much less numbers. Costume films had a fixed theme of story. Good and Old King, bad Vazir or close relative, beautiful daughter, her handsome singing lover, final sword fighting and all is well in the end. Same story with some ship-shaping here and there used to be presented. In this connection I remember one thing.

In 2004, a book called “Why we tell stories’, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having more than 700 pages-728 pages to be exact. The book says “There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in Novels, movies, Plays and Operas. These are
1.Overcoming the Monster
2.Rags to riches
3.The quest
4.Voyage and return
5.Rebirth
6.Comedy and
7.Tragedy “.

After this book was published, there was a chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied all points and stuck to his statements. If we look at Hindi films, I personally feel that what the author has said is true in our case. Only thing is that our film stories are always a clever mixture of all or some of the above points. A peculiar thing in our film industry is the ” Story Department” in some film production companies. Members of this department have Extra Para Perception and Extraordinary imagination. They can mix all 7 story elements in one ‘Khichdi’ and make a film. There are many cases where over enthusiasm on their part has killed the Box office prospects of even good films.

I quote her an example. Prakash pictures had become famous for their 2 Block buster hit films based on Ramayan stories. So when their third Ramayan film ” Ram Baan”-48 came, anxious audiences crowded the theatres, but within few days, the theatres were almost empty and the film flopped so badly that it could be called a ” super duper Flop ” ! The reason ? The story department of Prakash pictures and their wildest imaginations !

The team of Mohanlal Dave and Pt. Girish twisted the original Ramayan story so crudely (or cruelly?), that the audience could not digest it. The film showed a) Shurpankha’s swayamvar in Ravana’s darbar – which is not in Ramayana b) Sita wants in this film the Suvarn Mrig skin for NOT her Kanchuki, but as a gift to Laxman’s wife Urmila ! Too much wild imagination. c) Ravan gives his Sandals to Seeta to walk out of the Laxman Rekha…utter foolishness and finally d) Shabari goes to Rama to invite him and when he comes, introduces Hanuman and Sugriva to Rama. She describes how Ravana took Seeta to Lanka etc. Total lies !

These story department twists to Ramayana story, put Prakash Pictures to such a loss, that they came out of it only after Baiju Bawra, 4 years later. The story of film Aan Baan -56 is also a twisted form of the set pattern. Nothing really new in it. Naturally the film was not a success. The director D D Kashyap was an all rounder in films.

DHARAM DEV KASHYAP aka D.D.Kashyap was born in 1910 at Jalalpur in UP(now Uttar Pradesh,but earlier called United Province), in a middle class family without any connection to films or music. When DD came to the college in Lucknow, he was awed by the silent movies. By 1931 the Talkie started and he decided films as his career. He knew that it is only Bombay that can extend opportunities to him. Reaching Bombay, he laboriously worked up his way,doing menial jobs on the way, to the V.Shantaram camp. He was a learned man with a flair for writing, hence he got a chance to become an assistant to Munshi Aziz, while writing dialogues for AADMI-1939.(I checked the credits of Aadmi and truly his name features in the list of assistants, in the Dialogues section.) I can only imagine how he must have felt then.
Looking at his enthusiasm, Shantaram promoted him as one of his asst.Directors in PADOSI-1941. He even did a cameo role of OMKAR in Padosi.
Now he had enough experience and his first film as a Director was NAI KAHANI-1943. Then came a series of films, Chand, Nargis, Aaj ki Raat, pyar ki Jeet, Badi Behan, Kamal ke phool, Aaram, Do sitare, badnam, Naya Ghar, Shama Parwana, Aan baan, Halaku, Maya(Dev Anand film), and Dulhan ek raat ki-67.

he has also written the story of 10 o’clock-58.

He was an actor, writer, s/play writer, dialogue writer, producer as well.
Actually he produced Badi behan-a hit film, Aaram-another hit and Shama Parwana.

He died on 5-9-1988,at Bombay.

Today’s song is a duet of Asha and Mubarak Begum, which, I guess, is the only such duet. The song has a suspicious resemblance to another song from a later film – which I am unable to recollect the name now. If any reader knows, please write in comment section.


Song-Aji iss faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai (Aan Baan)(1956) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Mubarak Begum, Lyrics- Qamar Jalalabadi, MD- Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

Aji iss faani duniya mein
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji iss faani duniya mein
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
muhabbat gar na hoti
kyun chamak hoti sitaaron mein
aa aa aa aa
ghataayen jhoomti kyun
phool kyun khilte bahaaron mein
jo sach poochho muhabbat hi khuda hai
aur khuda kya hai
jo sach poochho muhabbat hi khuda hai
aur khuda kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
qadam kaise uthhe
kaanton bhari hain pyaar ki raahen
kahin bikhre huye aansoo
kahin bikhri huyin aahen
chale jo pyaar ki raah par
unhen aakhir milaa kya hai
chale jo pyaar ki raah par
unhen aakhir milaa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aji manzil pe jab mehboob ka aa aa
deedaar hota hai ae
khabar hoti hai phir
kitaana suhaana pyaar hota hai ae ae ae
jo kaaanton se dare
phoolon ki keemat jaantaa kya hai
jo kaaanton se dare
phoolon ki keemat jaantaa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa aa
yahi darr lag raha hai
pyaar karke dil na pachhtaaye
meri naazuk ye jawaani
dard ki duniya na ban jaaye ae
tumhi mujhko bataao
dil lagaane mein maza kya hai
tumhi mujhko bataao
dil lagaane mein maza kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa aa
idhar aao zara
ik baar dekho
meri aankhon mein
dhadak uthha hai dil
jaadoo hai kaisa teri aankhon mein

nigaahen mil gayi ab ye bata do
faisla kya hai
nigaahen mil gayi ab ye bata do
faisla kya hai
aji tum thheek kehte ho
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji tum thheek kehte ho
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai

aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai


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“Shaahi Chor”(1955) was produced by Ramniklal N Shah and directed by Naseem Siqqiqui for Shah Pictures, Bombay. This costume movie had Shakeel, Daljeet, Hiralal, Jayant, Noor, Yashodhara Katju, Chaand Burque, Sadiq, Prakash, Shiela, malika, Mumtaz, Nadir, Qamar, Devraj, Aziz Siddiqui, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ansari, Wazir Mohammad Khan etc in it.
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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.

“Paataal Pari” (1957) was a Sardar Pictures Production. It was directed by S P Bakshi. The movie had Shakila, Jairaj, Kumkum, Sheikh, Yashodhara Katju, Habib, Tiwari etc in it.
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“Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare” (1966) was a Movie Monuments production. It was produced by Hans Chaudhary and presented by M Satramdas Narang. Shiv Sahni was the director. The movie had Nanda, Shashi Kapoor, Rajendra Nath, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Manorama, Omprakash, Shashikala, Bela Bose, Manmohan, Anwar Hussain, Vishwa Mehra, Madhumati, Lotan etc in it.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Today I have found a long lost acquaintance with this qawwali. Actually I was looking at songs of this ‘Aarzoo’ posted in the blog, and thought it is not marked with red which means some songs are yet to be found. I have seen this movie too on T. V., the old black and white one. And thought i knew all the songs. I reached raaga.com through google search. There I found this song listed as ‘jab ishq kahin ho jaata’ sung by Asha Bhosle and Mubarak Begum. No, those words did not ring a bell. Than searching for audio/video on youtube revealed the ‘jab ishq kahin ho jaata hai’ The final ‘hai’ was very effective and I recalled the song, mukhda and even the words in the antaras were eminently guessable. It has been a while since I heard this song, and definitely had no inkling who are the singers of this song.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This film has lots and lots of songs, as I am discovering for last few days. First the genuine qawwali which is a matter of interest to S. D. Burman’s fans. I have been wondering for some months if S. D. Burman ever composed a qawwali. Than a qawwali from ‘Dr. Vidya’ was posted a few days back. Than ‘bluefire ji’ drew my attention to this qawwali from the film “Benazir’. This is written by Shakeel Badayuni and singers are Mubarak Begum and Asha Bhosle. Since then I have seen many songs of this film which have a lot of playback singers. The list of female singers includes Lata, Usha, Suman Kalyanpure apart from Mubarak Begum and Asha. Among male singers I have been able to find only Rafi’s songs. I do not know if there is any other song featuring male singers. We shall see at least a couple of wonderful Lata solos on Meena Kumari, in the coming days. The songs are a treat to ears.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I had posted a write up on Jab tak duniya rahi rahegi from the film YE DIL KISO DOON (1963) ON March 26, 2012. Actually, I had short-listed ‘ hamen dam daike’ from this film, sung by Mubarak Begum and Asha Bhonsle for discussion but at the last moment, I chose the first one as I was influenced by the presence of a charming Shashi Kapoor and the impressive use of lighting during the picturisation of the song. I watched once again the video clip of the second song and felt that this song should also be brought for discussion in this blog. I was getting a feeling that my action of dropping Mubarak Begum’s song was akin to the Hindi film industry’s treatment to Mubarak Begum during her singing career. So to make amends, here is this Mubarak Begum-Asha Bhonsle duet song for discussion.
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I have been discussing the missing songs of Sajjad Hussain from “Rukhsaanaa” (1955)that I have been able to locate. “Rukhsaana” (1955) is a movie about which little information is available.
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It is amazing to find just how many hidden gems are lying undiscovered out there. Not just well known music directors, even lesser known music directors have left a wealth of music that deserve to be much better known. The sheer class of their compositions demand that.
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