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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 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.

While discussing interesting songs from the decade of the 50s, one can not keep away from C Ramchandra’s films. In the early 1950s, Chitalkar was in great demand and his films were becoming popular because of his songs. Of course, there were films like Jhanjhar-53 and Ghungroo-52, which did not become hits in spite of good songs.

Jhanjhar-53 was his own production and he had put great efforts in composing songs for Jhanjhar-53. At the same tie, Filmistan’s film “Anarkali “was also in the making and C.Ramchandra was its Music Director. At one point of time, C.Ramchandra was spending lot of time on Jhanjhar and Filmistan feared that he may neglect their film Anarkali. They even sent a legal notice to him alleging so. Of course, C.Ramchandra refuted this charge. When both films released, it was Anarkali’s music which proved to be record making popular and a hit, while Jhanjhar was declared a Flop. Jhanjhar was a story of an Indian family settled in Malaysia and C.Ramchandra had used Malaysian fast music tunes for this film, but it did not click.

Similarly, Ghungroo-52, which was produced by C.Ramchandra’s close friend Omprakash, was naturally offered to him for its music. Omprakash was its Hero and had two Heroines-Sumitra Devi and Kuldeep kaur, because he had a double role in this film. CR too left no efforts to compose the tunes with great efforts, but the film flopped but the music became popular. In my opinion, all the songs are good in this film, but as the film flopped the songs did not reach a larger audience. Today’s song is from this film, Ghunghroo-52.

The film was directed by Hiren Bose. His name may not be familiar to most readers, but he was a big gun in Bengal. In Bombay, he did not have much success. Several well known actors came from Bengal. Many Directors like, Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Nabendu Ghosh, Basu Chatterjee, Basu Bhattacharya, Shakti Samanta, Amiya Chakravarty, Gyan Mukherjee etc enriched the Hindi cinema.

Music directors who came from Bengal like,Hemant kumar,Salil Chaudhari,S D Burman,Anil Biswas,K C Dey,Pankaj Mullik etc provided us wonderful everlasting music.

Most of the directors and composers from Bengal are well known to most of us,but there was ONE name that appeared in many categories like Actor,Director,Story writer,S/Play writer,Lyricist,and Composer too,yet that name is as obscure today as it can be !

That name is HIREN BOSE ( Hirendra Kumar Bose).

Born in Calcutta on 26-9-1903,Hiren completed his college education and learnt classical music & Rabindra sangeet to such proficiency that soon he earned titles of “Vidya Bhushan” and “Sangeet Ratna “. He wrote in Begali papers and for Bangla films too.

He knew that if he has to shine in Films,he must go to Bombay and operate in both in Bombay and Calcutta.He saw Anil Biswas struggling hard in those days and advised him to come to Bombay.Hiren Bose was a very respected man in Film world.Accordingly Anil Biswas came to Bombay and Hiren gave him his first film for Music Direction-Dharam ki Devi-1935,for which Hiren Bose was the Director.

Hiren Bose started acting and directing Bangla filma from 1931 and did 20 films till 1957.

In 1932 he wrote the story and s/play for meerabai-32 and again for Rajrani meera-33.His Hindi films were,Dharam ki devi,Piya ki Jogan,mahageet,India in Africa,Daasi,Banjare,Ghungroo,Raami Dhoban and Raj Ratan.

He even directed a Telugu film-Bhakta Jaidev-1938.

Mahageet-37 was the First Hindi film to have Playback singing from Bombay( after Calcutta in 1935).

Hiren Bose gave music to only 2 films- India in Africa-39 for which no records were issued and then Raami Dhoban-1953.

his last film was Ek Tara(Bangla)-1957. Then he retired.

Hiren Bose died on 18-6-1987 at Calcutta and a most versatile,multifaceted and multilingual personality disappeared for ever.

The cast of the film Ghungroo-52 was Omprakash, Sumitra Devi, Kuldeep Kaur, Badri Pershad, K.N.Singh,Murad etc etc.

Hamid Ali Murad or simply Murad was born at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh in 1911. He was very fair and good looking. He came to Bombay in 1942 to seek roles in films. Mehboob Khan had just established his own studio and Production hose and was making his first film Najma. He gave a role to the fair and handsome Murad in film Najma and thus started his film career with a character role. His career lasted till film Tamacha-1988, All these years he did only character roles.

Murad was so fair and tall that, in those days, many Policemen saluted him as if he was a British person !

Due to his personality, he would be selected for roles of Judge, Police Commissioner, Badshah or a Maharaja. He was a favourite of producers / directors like Mehboob, K.Asif, Sohrab Modi, Kardar, Nitin Bose, Bimal Roy, K.A.Abbas, M.Sadiq etc, who would cast him in their films. Murad did more than 3oo films and in almost 250 films, he did the role of a Judge. That must be a sort of a record,like Iftekhar as Police Commissioner !

Some of his famous films were Andaz, Anandmath, Do Bigha Zameen, Mirza Ghalib, Durgesh Nandini,Heer, Yahudi, Mugha e Azam, Palki etc etc. He fitted perfectly inn Costume, Mughal and Historical films. In 1976-77, he became President of Cine Artistes Association. In 1981, he suffered from Paralysis, but continued to work in films till 1988.

Murad died on 24-4-1997, leaving behind a wife, 3 daughters and one son. His son Raza Murad-famous for his voice- is also an actor. ( Thanks to shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for information on Murad. )

Film Ghunghroo(1952) had 9 songs. 2 songs are already discussed by Sadanand Kamath ji. This will be the 3rd song. 2 Duets were by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum. C.Ramchandra had always banked on Shamshad for naughty, playful and comic songs in his films. She too did full justice to his trust Some of their duets like “Mere Piya gaye Rangoon” have become iconic songs. After Lata Mangeshkar became his lead singer, his films were clearly divided into comic, playful and serious songs. While Chitalkar took care of the playful comic songs, serious soft songs were reserved for Lata- who excelled in such songs.

Initially, C.Ramchandra tried to make comic duets with Lata, but he soon found that she was not very comfortable with such songs, though she did full justice to the songs. For example, in film Sargam-50, Lata had 6 duets with Chitalkar and Rafi, in addition to 2 solos and 1 duet with Saraswati Rane. Chitalkar had one solo. No doubt all songs of Sargam-50 became popular, but Lata’s solo and duet with Rane were too good songs. C.Ramchandra had realised that soft and serious songs( Birah songs, particularly) were the comfort zone of Lata and she excelled in such songs. So he was keen on keeping at least 3-4 such songs in every film for Lata.

Today’s song is also a fun song by Chitalkar and Shamshad. The Lyricist of this light hearted song is Rajendra Krishna. Enjoy this duet….


Song-Mere peechhe peechhe aake (Ghunghroo)(1952) Singers-Shamshad Begam, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

ah ha hahaha

mere peechhe pichhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

ye jhooth moothh ki khansi
main lagwa doongi faansi
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

ye gali nahin tere baap ki
jaagir nahin hai aapki
ye gali nahin tere baap ki
jaagir nahin hai aapki
mere peechhe tum na aao
mere aage tum na jaao
yoon daal na mujhpe dore
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mere peechhe peechhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

lahron mein shor machaaun
aur tumko maja chakhaaun
lahro me shor machaaun
aur tumko maja chakhaaun
main hanste hanste phir bhi
kho kho kho khaanse jaaun
pad jaao painyya more
aur kaho o gore chhore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khans re

mere peechhe peechhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

lo padi main tore painyya
lo padi main tore painyya
ab maana mujhko sainyya
maana re maana
ab chhodo meri bainyya
hum ho gaye hum to tore
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
ye jhoothh moothh ki khaansi
ab phir na kahna faansi
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

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

GIRLS SCHOOL (1949) was produced under the banner of Lokmanya Productions ( a joint venture of Kavi Pradeep and Amiya Chakraborty). The film was directed by Amiya Chakraborty. Interestingly, one of the assistant directors for him in this film was Guru Dutt. The star cast included Geeta Bali, Sohan, Sajjan, Shashikala, Mangala, Ram Singh, Vimla Vashisht etc. Amiya Chakraborty has been known to produce/direct socially relevant films which he must have got this legacy from his association with Bombay Talkies.
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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. 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.

For the last eight months or so, I have been scouting for some rare songs which are yet to be posted on the Blog. My first preference was to get those rare songs which have not yet made their presence in YT. During my search, I concentrated mainly of the songs of 1940s and about 50 of such songs have already made their appearances in the Blog. There are some more in my kitty of the 1940s segment, a few of which have already been uploaded on YT. But I thought I would take some pause for the 1940s and divert my attention to the rare songs of the 1950s.
For the 1950s songs, my initial experience showed that in respect of well-known playback singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Suraiya, Geeta Dutt, Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur etc, there was no need for me to find their rare songs. Almost all of their songs for which mp3 clips are available on the internet, have already been uploaded on YT. I believe that all these playback singers have their fans in YT who would ensure that almost all the songs of their idols get posted on YT. That leaves me room to search for rare songs of only the second string and other lesser known playback singers for the 1950s segment. And I like to explore songs of such category of playback singers.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This is a lovely foot tapping song from the film Saanwaria-49. It is sung by Shamshad Begam and Chitalkar, with music composed by C.Ramchandra himself.
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“Sipahiya”(1949) was directed by Aspi for Super Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Madhubala, Yaakoob, Agha, Husn Bano, Altaf, Kanhaiyya Lal, Jillo Bai, Ghulam Rasool, Amirbai, M K Hasan etc in it.
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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 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.

VINTAGE SHAMSHAD BEGUM…..Song No. – 9
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Today’s song is from the film Girls school-49. It is a duet sung by Shamshad Begum and Chitalkar.
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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 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.

MISSING GEMS FROM THE GOLDEN 50s…. Song No….8
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Today’s song is from a milestone film of 1950 – ‘Sangram’. I call this a ‘milestone’ film for many reasons.
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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 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.

LOST AND FOUND- GEMS FROM UNRELEASED FILMS….Song No.–7
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Today’s song is from film Nazrana-40s. It is sung by Shamshad Begum and Chitalkar, under the baton of my favourite composer C.Ramchandra. C Ramchandra started his career with a C grade stunt film ‘ Sukhi Jeevan ‘-1942. By the time he was a known name, Shamshad Begum had already become famous all over India with her songs from Khazanchi and other films. C Ramchandra used Shamshad’s voice for the first time when he sang a duet with her in his first Filmistan film ‘Safar ‘-46.
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“Niraala” (1950) was an M & T Films production. It was directed by Shankar Mukherji. The movie had Dev Anand, Madhubala, Leeta Misra, Mazhar Khan, Madhubala, Yakub, Radha Krishnan, Narbada Shanker, Dev Anand, Mumtaz Ali etc in it.
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“Patanga” (1949) was a Varma Films Production. It was directed by H S Rawail. The movie had Shyam, Nigar Sultana, Yacub, Gope, Cuckoo, Purnima, Randhir, Mohana, Ramesh Sinha, Shyama, Raj Mehra etc in it.
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