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

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4310 Post No. : 15587

Maangne Se Jo Maut Mil Jaati
Kaun Jeeta Is Zamaane Mein

Lata ji’s voice is so truly a match for the sadness oozing from this song, that seems to be so steeped in dejection and sorrow. The film – ‘Sunehre Kadam’ – the last one in Hindi cinema that he composed for in 1966. And as if this expression was not adequate, the film also has another equally melancholic song to match the depths of misery – “Na Baaz Aayaa Muqaddar Mujhe Mitaane Se”.

Bulo C Rani – music director, whose talent was never in question, and yet, in his career he stayed forever, in the sidelines and under the shadows of the bigger names in film. We celebrate his 99th anniversary of birth today, 6th May.

He was born this day in the year 1921, in Hyderabad, Sindh (now in Pakistan). As is with so many of the other lesser known artists of that era, practically no biographic information is documented. His father was a well known musician in his time. Bulo himself was a good singer and used to sing sufi kalaam, especially that of Abdul Shah Lateef. His love for music brought him to Lahore. He was just 21 at that time.

The shooting and processing of the film ‘Khandaan’ (1942) was in progress. Bulo met with Ghulam Haider, but did not get much attention from him. Then he also chanced to meet with DN Madhok, and a very good friendship came about. Madhok Sb got the young Bulo to travel with him to Bombay (now Mumbai). Once there, Madhok Sb got the young musician introduced into the world of Ranjeet Studios in the music department. He assisted Khemchand Prakash and Gyan Dutt in films like ‘Chandni’ (1942), ‘Sukh Dukh’ (1942), ‘Tansen’ (1943),  ‘Shahenshah Babar’ (1944) etc. In 1943 itself, his name appears for the first time in credits as a music director. He shares the music direction work with Gyan Dutt, for the film ‘Paighaan’ (1943). This is followed by a full independent responsibility for music direction, for the film ‘Caravan’ (1944).

Besides shaping up as a music director, the young Bulo was also singing. In his own films and also in films under the music direction of Khemchand Prakash and Gyan Dutt. He sang under the name of Bhola. Now that I read this name, I am wondering, whether the first name ‘Bulo’ is a variation on the name ‘Bhola’ that he used as a singer, and whether that his real first name was Bhola or Bhola-something.

With ‘Paighaam’ starts a journey of about two and a half decades during which he has given music to a little less than 600 songs in 68 or so films.

An interesting side note here. In the 1958 film ‘Al Hilal’, Bulo C created an iconic qawwaali of gigantic and everlasting popularity – “Hamen To Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne”. After that, he tried to recreate the same magic in practically every alternate film that he did in the next 7 to 8 years. One qawwali by him appears in the films ‘Tin Tin Tin’ (1959), ‘Black Tiger’ (1960) , ‘Pedro’ (1960), ‘Anarbaala’ (1961), ‘Room No. 17’ (1961), ‘Jaadu Mahal’ (1962), ‘Madame Zorro’ (1962), ‘Magic Box’ (1963), ‘Haqdaar’ (1964) and ‘Son Of Hatitai’ (1965). The tone of the qawwaalis is almost similar to the iconic qawwaali of ‘Al Hilal’. But alas, none of the later qawwaalis made any lasting impression.

After the mid 1960s, no more work came his way. The mood of the Hindi film music was under transition, and like a few other music directors, he slowly faded from the memory – both of the listening public and of the film producer fraternity, He did work on some Sindhi films, and started giving coaching classes for music. Forgotten by the industry and his friends, he descended into depression in his later years. The dejection in life came to such an extreme that he eventually ended his own life (May 24, 1993). That he could not get by asking, he snatched it for himself –

maangne se to nahin mili to badh ke khud hi chheen li
jeena nahin tha aur is zamaane mein

The song presented today is quite uncharacteristic in style. This sounds more like an OP Nayyar-ish melody than a Bulo C Rani tune. The film is ‘Black Tiger’ from 1960. The film is produced by MH Doctor under the banner of Highway Pictures, Bombay and is directed by Akku. It is a stunt film with the star cast listed as Nadira, Azad, Sheikh, Ram Raseela, Habeeb, Jilani, Heera Sawant, Najma, Charanjeet, Arvind Kumar, Malik, Maqbool, Kedar, Gulab, Daatu, Sadhna, and Belan etc. Hmm, it is interesting to note – Nadira appearing in the female lead role in a stunt film in 1960. That is if she is the same Nadira that we are familiar with. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this.

The film has 6 songs. 5 of them are written by Saba Afghani and the sixth one is by Tabish Kanpuri. This song is from the pen of Saba Afghani. The singing voices are of Geeta Dutt and Mahendra Kapoor. A delightful song of romantic exchange that has a very pleasing sound.

Listen and enjoy.

Song – O Parwaana, Kehta Hai Kya Afsaana  (Black Tiger) (1960) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Saba Afghani, MD – Pt Shivram
Geeta Dutt + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

o parwaana
kehta hai kya afsaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji
o deewaana
laaya hai dil nazraana
zara suno suno ji
o parwaana
kehta hai kya afsaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji

ye mausam
ye raaten
ye baaten khoyi khoyi
ye masti
ye shokhi
dil kaise bachaaye koi
ye mausam
ye raaten
ye baaten khoyi khoyi
ye masti
ye shokhi
dil kaise bachaaye koi
oo oo meri adaayen
khaali na jaayen
meri adaayen. . .
khaali na jaayen
jo bhi mujhse aankh milaaye
aahen bhare
o chhalkaana
in nazron ka paimaana
zara suno suno ji
o parwaana
kehta hai kya afsaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji

khul jaayen
ye zulfen
to mehfil ko mehka den
utth jaayen
ye nazren
to duniya ko behka den
khul jaayen
ye zulfen
to mehfil ko mehka den
utth jaayen
ye nazren
to duniya ko behka den
oo oo kaali ghataayen
jhoom ke aayen
kaali ghataayen. . .
jhoom ke aayen
saawan ki rut
nacche chham chham
aage tere
pehchaana
kyun kaisa hai nishaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji
o deewaana
laaya hai dil nazraana
zara suno suno ji

sarkaa doon
main aanchal
to chanda bhi sharmaaye
kaliyon ka
dil dhadke
phoolon ko paseena aaye
sarkaa doon
main aanchal
to chanda bhi sharmaaye
kaliyon ka
dil dhadke
phoolon ko paseena aaye
ho oo dil mein samaaye
mast banaaye
dil mein samaaye. . .
mast banaaye
honth gulaabi
nain raseele
jaadu bhare
ye maana
tumhaara hai zamaana
zara suno suno ji
o parwaana
kehta hai kya afsaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji
arre deewaana
laaya hai dil nazraana
zara suno suno ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ परवाना
कहता है क्या अफसाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी
ओ दीवाना
लाया है दिल नज़राना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी
ओ परवाना
कहता है क्या अफसाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी

ये मौसम
ये रातें
ये बातें खोई खोई
ये मस्ती
ये शोख़ी
दिल कैसे बचाए कोई
ये मौसम
ये रातें
ये बातें खोई खोई
ये मस्ती
ये शोख़ी
दिल कैसे बचाए कोई
ओ ओ मेरी अदाएं
खाली ना जाएँ
मेरी अदाएं॰ ॰ ॰
खाली ना जाएँ
जो भी मुझसे आंख मिलाए
आहें भरे
ओ छलकाना
इन नज़रों का पैमाना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी
ओ परवाना
कहता है क्या अफसाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी

खुल जाएँ
ये ज़ुल्फें
तो महफिल को महका दें
उठ जाएँ
ये नज़रें
तो दुनिया को बहका दें
खुल जाएँ
ये ज़ुल्फें
तो महफिल को महका दें
उठ जाएँ
ये नज़रें
तो दुनिया को बहका दें
ओ ओ काली घटाएँ’
झूम के आयें
काली घटाएँ॰ ॰ ॰
झूम के आयें
सावन की रुत
नाचे छम छम
आगे तेरे
पहचाना
क्यों कैसा है निशाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी
ओ दीवाना
लाया है दिल नज़राना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी

सरका दूँ
मैं आँचल
तो चंदा भी शरमाये
कलियों का
दिल धड़के
फूलों को पसीना आए
सरका दूँ
मैं आँचल
तो चंदा भी शरमाये
कलियों का
दिल धड़के
फूलों को पसीना आए
ओ ओ दिल में समाये
मस्त बनाए
दिल में समाये॰ ॰ ॰
मस्त बनाए
होंठ गुलाबी
नैन रसीले
जादू भरे
ये माना
तुम्हारा है ज़माना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी
ओ परवाना
कहता है क्या अफसाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी
अरे दीवाना
लाया है दिल नज़राना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी


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

Blog Day : 4066 Post No. : 15202

Jaane Jaana Yoon Na Dekho Aaj Nafrat Se Mujhe” – this lovely lilting from the 1963 film ‘Faulaad’, is the creation of the songwriter Anjaan. A poet who has given us some of the most wonderful gems of the Hindi screen. Songs like “Pipraa Ke Patwaa Sarikhe Doley Manwaa” (‘Godaan’, 1963), “Bahaaro Thaam Lo Ab Dil, Mera Mehboob Aata Hai”(‘Namaste ji’, 1965), “Aap Ke Haseen Rukh Pe Aaj Nayaa Noor Hai”(‘Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi’, 1966),  “Aaj Tumse Door Ho Kar, Aise Royaa Mera Pyaar”(‘Ek Raat’, 1967), and “Bina Badraa Ke Bijuriyaa Kaise Chamke”(‘Bandhan’, 1969) – and on to “Rotey Huye Aate Hain Sab, Hansta Hua Jo Jaayegaa. . .”(‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, 1978), “Maano To Main Ganga Maa Hoon, Naa Maano Te Behtaa Paani”(‘Ganga Ki Saugandh’, 1978), “O Khaike Paan Barnaaras Waala” (‘Don’, 1978), “Pag Ghunghroo Baandh Meera Naachi Thi” (‘Namak Halaal’, 1982), “Gori Hain Kalaayi’aan, Tu La De Mujhe Hari Hari Choodiyaan” (‘Aaj Ka Arjun’, 1990). And many more.

Remembering Anjaan on the 22nd anniversary of his passing away, earlier this week (3rd September).

Today, I present another wonderful song penned by him – a song that has been forgotten and has remained obscure for decades. The film is equally obscure – ‘Lady of the Lake’ from 1960. The film is produced and directed by AM Khan, under his own banner of AM Khan Productions, Bombay. It is a fantasy cum stunt film. The list of actors includes Azad, Krishna Kumari, Shaam Kumar, Sherry, Jai, Neelima, Shahgul, Ram, Fani Tinchar, Jilani, Jameela, Baby Leela, OK, Avtar, Maqbool, Robert, and Burhan etc.

The film has nine songs shared between three songwriters. Five songs are written by Anjaan, one by Saba Afghani and the remaining three by Munshi Naayab. Two songs of this film are already represented on our blog.  Today’s song is also from the pen of Anjaan. Music for all the songs is composed by the music director duo of Suresh-Talwar.

The lyrics of this song have been sent in by Nitin Shah.

This song is a duet in the voices of Geeta Dutt and Mahendra Kapoor. Here is duet combination of two well known singers, who came together very rarely during their careers. There may probably be fifteen or maybe less, songs that they have sung together.

A wonderful lilting melody that should have been heard more often. I am sure you would agree.

 


Song – Sun Re O Chhalia, Boley Kya Paayaliya (Lady Of The Lake) (1960) Singers – Geeta Dutt, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Suresh-Talwar

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

sun re o chhaliya
boley kya paayaliya
chhed ke dil ke taar
sajanawa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja
o tere bina ratiya
o re mann basiya
soona laage sansaar
sajanwa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja

kab se baithi raah mein teri
baalam aas lagaaye
ho oo oo balam aas lagaaye
itne din ke baad miley bhi
to tum rahe paraaye
ho oo oo
do dil milne na paaye
behki adaayen
tujh ko bulaayen
dil hai bada beqraar
sajanwa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja

jaadu ajab chalaaye gori
tera roop suhaana
ho oo oo tera roop suhana
pehli jhalak mili jab teri
dil ho gaya deewana
haaye ab isey kahaan hai jaana
ruk ja re ruk ja
palkon mein chhup ja
kar le ji bhar pyaar
sajanawa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja
o sun re o chhaliya
boley kya paayaliya
chhed ke dil ke taar
sajanawa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुन रे ओ छलिया
बोले क्या पायलिया
छेड़ के दिल के तार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा
ओ तेरे बिना रसिया
ओ रे मन बसिया
सूना लगे संसार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा

कब से बैठी राह में तेरी’
बालम आस लगाए
हो ओ ओ बालम आस लगाए
इतने दिन के बाद मिले भी
तो तुम रहे पराये
हो ओ ओ
दो दिल मिलने ना पाये
बहकी अदाएँ
तुझ को बुलाएँ
दिल है बड़ा बेक़रार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा

जादू अजब चलाये गोरी
तेरा रूप सुहाना
हो ओ ओ तेरा रूप सुहाना
पहली झलक मिली जब तेरी
दिल हो गया दीवाना
हाय अबे इसे कहाँ है जाना
रुक जा रे रुक जा
पलकों में छुप जा
कर ले जी भर प्यार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा
ओ सुन रे ओ छलिया
बोले क्या पायलिया
छेड़ के दिल के तार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा


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

Blog Day : 3458 Post No. : 13879

Missing Films of 1960s – 39
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What luck, I must have missed this song in my online searches earlier when I was looking for songs of missing films from 1964. When I located this song couple of days back, I realize it has been sitting here for almost five years. What luck.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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The Many Colors of Love #19 – The Quarrels of Love
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And so wrote the scribe
badi cheez hai pyaar mohabbat
aisi taisi jhagde ki
ho jaaye sarkaar mohabbat
aisi taisi jhagde ki

And why not? Having ‘chaat pakodi’ and ‘bhel puri’ occasionally is a good break from the routine meals at home, day in and day out. And so it is with the ‘jhagda’. Isn’t that a matter of common everyday experience? A lot of love, spiced with the pepper of arguments and squabbles; add to the value of high spirits and breaks the monotony of goody goody goodness. Adds to the tang in life.
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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.

” All men are created equal, but some are more equal” wrote British author George Orwell,in his famous book ” The Animal Farm”. His prophetic words proved especially true about conditions in India post Independence. It is an open secret that Nepotism, or helping your friends/relatives with posts or preferences which they may not deserve is a common practice in India.
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This article is written by Khyati Bhatt, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The world of Hindi Classical Music has produced so many maestros both in vocal and in instrumental category. We have different maestros of different gharanas in the field of vocal music and same is the case in different instrument categories too. In the field of string instuments, we have sitar, veena, sarangi, sarod, and a few more. When we take the name or even think of sitar, the first name that comes to our mind is Pandit Ravi Shankar, whose real name is Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury.
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“Dil Bhi Tera Ham Bhi Tere” (1960) is a B grade movie, going by its star cast. It has Balraj Sahni and Kumkum in lead roles and Dharmendra makes his acting debut in this movie.
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