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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 :

5003 Post No. : 16903

Today’s song is from a C grade Stunt film- Flying Ranee-1959.

This song was quite popular in its time and indeed it is a very melodious song. Only thing is that the tune of the song is such that you feel like listening to an O P Nayyar song. In the late 50’s, OPN had given several foot tapping and melodious songs. But such a song coming from Music Director B N Bali is very astonishing. He was not known to give such good songs. He was, however, branded as a ” Copy Cat”. In many of his songs , you feel that there was another such song already. Even today’s song is a copy of a popular OPN song.

The music for this film was given by composer B.N. Bali. He was one of those small time composers, who got only the B and C grade films. First of all, let us know who this B N Bali is. There was yet another composer Bali, in the early era of Hindi films. H.C. Bali or Harishchandra Bali (20-3-1906 to 24-6-1976), the expert classical singer who changed into a successful composer is credited with discovering K L Saigal in the early 30s.

B N Bali or Baldev Nath Bali too was a good singer. He sang 5 songs in 4 films – Bhikari-49, Bedard-49, Mastani-55 and Tikdambaaz-59. He even acted in 1 film – Mastani-55. He was a composer restricted to mostly religious or low budget films. He gave music from Bedard-1949 up to Do Dilwale-1973, a total of 24 films, including one unreleased film-Bahut Door (40s). He also gave music to a Haryanvi film in 1973.Though he composed music with a variety, somehow he lacked what it takes to make it to the Big league. On the contrary, B N Bali is known for copying the popular tunes of other composers blatantly.

‘Jab un ka khayal aata hai’-sung by Rafi in Pahla pehla pyar was a copy of Rafi’s ‘Jin raaton me neend ud jaati hai’ by Hansraj Behl.
‘Sapne me saiyan tum aaya na karo’-Asha/manna Dey song was a true copy of O P Nayyar’s ‘ Ek pardesi mera dil le gaya’
‘Tu us ka kar bhala’ Rafi in Raja Vikram sang the same “Bhagwaan’ tune as in ” O duniya ke rakhwaale’ etc. etc.

When I saw this film’s title, Flying Ranee-1959, I remembered that this was the name of a train plying between Mumbai and Surat. Few years back, when we (myself, Sadanand Kamath ji and late Bharat bhai Upadhyaya ji) planned to visit Surat to meet shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji, we wanted to travel by this train, but its timing was not suitable for us.

All over the world, few selective trains are given special names like The orient Express or the Siberia special etc. Even in India also, there are many trains which have special names. Our creative minded, intelligent and genius filmmakers used these train names for some of their films. I found the following Train name films in the Hindi film index.

Punjab Mail….1939
Toofan Mail….1934 and 1950’s (UR)
Toofan Express….1938
Deccan Queen….1936 and 1962
Howrah Express….1961
Flying Express….1949
Flying Ranee-1939 and 1959
Then there were also films titled Miss Punjab Mail….1958, Miss frontier Mail….1936 and Miss Toofan Mail….1958 and 1980.
Incidentally, there were 3 films having the word Train in their titles…. The Train….1970, Train to Pakistan….1997 and Train Dakaiti….1984.

The cast of the film was Samar Roy,, Prakash, Nishi, Naazi, Heera Sawant, Ram Singh, W M Khan, Tun Tun, Jeevankala etc etc. I have no information on Samar Roy. I only know that he first acted in Bangla films. In 1949, he first came to Bombay and acted in film ” Swayamsiddha”-1949, opposite Shanta Apte. It was her last Hindi film, produced by her. I am not sure, but I believe, this film was also made in Bangla language. As such the film had most Bengali actors in the cast. After this, Samar Roy acted in 42 more films in Bombay till his last film in Hindi- Akhari Kasam-1979. He returned to Calcutta and after few films, retired. In Bombay, he acted mostly in B and C grade films initially, but later on did character roles in good social films. Coincidentally, he worked in 3 Train films, namely….Toofan mail-50’s, Flying Ranee-1959 and Deccan Queen-1962. In addition, he also acted in film ….Bombay Central….1960, – a name for a Train Terminus in Bombay !

One interesting name in the cast is Ram Singh. The actor Ram Singh’s name is not very famous or well known, but in his times, he did Hero’s and Villain’s role in many films. .His entry in films and life story is very interesting.

During the 1942 ‘ Quit India’ movement, there was a riot in Allahabad. Police opened fire and along with several other people, Secretary of All University Students Union also was killed. Fearing a backlash from college students, the Government closed down all colleges and vacated Hostels. Two persons became homeless. One was Ramchandra Dwivedi – who later on became well known as Kavi Pradeep- and the other was Ram Singh- who became an actor.

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

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

Ramsingh was born into a rich Zamindar family of village Ishanpur in Pratapgarh (U.P.), in 1920. After graduating, while doing his M.A. he joined films. His first film was Ramshastri-44, then came Chand-44, Lakhrani-45 and Hum ek hain-46….all Prabhat films. While in Prabhat, he became friendly with Dev Anand and Guru Dutt. In his later years, they gave him roles in almost every film..

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

Ramsingh played Hero, Villain and character roles in 69 films. Some of his notable films were, besides 4 Prabhat films, Gaon-47, Shaheed-48, Khidki-49, Aparadhi-50 ( He was the Hero, opposite Madhubala), Sargam-50, Sangram-50, Shrimati ji-52, Jaal-52, Baaz-53 etc etc. In his later career, he only got insignificant roles in B and C grade films and Mythologicals. His last film was Sati Sulochana-69. ( 2 more films Veer Chhatrasal-71 and Mere Bhaiya-72 were released after he left films).

Ramsingh returned to his native place with Ranjit kumari and children in 1970 and started doing Agriculture. The U.P. Chief Minister H.N.Bahuguna was his classmate and a very good friend. Ramsingh approached him. Bahuguna, to help him, immediately established ” U.P. Film Corporation ” and made Ramsingh its Chairman. However, due to political turmoil in the country, Bahuguna left congress and joined Congress For Democracy, against Indira Gandhi. As a result the film corporation was wound up and Ramsingh returned to the fields again.

Ramsing started drinking, against medical advice and died in 1984, in his village.
( adapted, with Thanks, from Javed Hameed’s book “ Kuchh kalakar, kuchh yaden “).

Let us now enjoy the copied tune in today’s song…..


Song- Sapne mein sainyya tum aaya na karo (Flying Rani)(1959) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyricist- Najmi Kanpuri, MD- B N Bali

Lyrics

sapne mein sainya tum aaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo
haye gori mohe nakhre dikhaaya na karo
dil ko lagaake pachhtaaya na karo

o ho sapne mein sainya tum aaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo

meri gali aake tum jaane nahin paaoge
jaaoge to sainya tum bada pachhtaaoge
jaaoge to sainya tum bada pachhtaaoge
dil leke tum itraaya na karo
dil ko lagaake pachhtaaya na karo

hey sapne mein sainya tum aaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo

ankhiyaan milaai hai to mukhda na modna
dil mein basaaya hai to dil ko na todna
dil mein basaaya hai to dil ko na todna

hey mohe chhup chhup ke sataaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo
oye oye gori mohe nakhre dikhaaya na karo
dil ko lagaake pachhtaaya na karo

paas bula lo mohe apna bana lo
dil mein bithha lo ji
aankhon mein chhupa lo
dil mein bitha lo ji
aankhon mein chhupa lo
aha ha door door rahke tarsaaya na karo
dil ko lagaake pachhtaaya na karo

oh sapne mein sainya tum aaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo


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Blog Day :

4939 Post No. : 16790

There are some events in the blog that need human intervention. These are events viz century of posts, artists etc. Then there are events that happen without any conscious efforts on our part.

One such event took place just now today (25 January 2022). The blog just clocked 15 million visitors at around 16:15 IST on 25 January 2022. I was aware of this event approaching. I was not the only one. Some other keeneyed regulars had also noticed it. One of them (Mahesh Mamadapur) had guessed that the 15th million visitor would get clocked to coincide with 26 january, the republic day of India. But the visitors were in a hurry. They clocked this figure one day in advance! 🙂

Here is a summary of all the million visitors that have taken place in the blog so far :-

Visitor number Date achieved Blog day number Days taken for the million hits Remarks
1 million 25 October 2010 829 829 Slowest one million @ 1206 visitors per day
2 millions 7 November 2011 1207 378 @2645 visitors per day
3 millions 7 April 2012 1359 152 Fastest one million @ 6579 visitors per day
4 millions 10 December 2012 1606 247 @ 4049 visitors per day
5 millions 29 October 2013 1929 323 @3096 visitors per day
6 millions 12 October 2014 2277 348 @2873 visitors per day
7 millions 4 July 2015 2542 265 @ 3773 visitors per day
8 millions 20 April 2016 2833 291 @ 3436 visitors per day
9 millions 24 February 2017 3143 310 @ 3226 visitors per day
10 millions 14 January 2018 3467 324 @ 3086 visitors per day
11 millions 22 November 2018 3779 312 @ 3205 visitors per day
12 millions 4 July 2019 4003 224 @ 4464 visitors per day
13 millions 8 February 2020 4222 219 @ 4566 visitors per day
14 millions 29 November 2020 4517 295 @ 3390 visitors per day
15 millions 25 January 2022 4939 422 @ 2370 visitors per day

Overall rate of visitors till now is 3037 visitors per day from the beginning of the blog 14 years ago. A fairly decent rate of visitors for a blog dealing with a non populist topic, namely old HFM.

This calls for a celebration. We in this blog know only one way to celebrate, viz by discussing a song. 🙂

So, here is a song from “Hangaama”(1971). This movie was produced by Babulal Chainrai and Mohan Chainrai and directed by S M Abbas for Chainson Films, Bombay. The movie , a comedy movie, had Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Mehmood, Helen, Kishore Kumar, Fariyaal, Johnny walker, Aruna Irani, Yunus Parvez, Mukri, Dhumal, Jr.Mehmood, Kumud Tripathi, Janki Dass, Tuntun, Joginder, Ram Avtaar, Rajni Gupta, Master Bhagwan, Bhola, Jerry, Jagdish Kanwal, Gopal, Ranvir Raj, etc. in it.

“Hangaama”(1971) had five songs in it. One song has been covered so far. Here is the second song from the movie. This song is sung by Manna Dey and Asha Bhonsle. Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

Only the audio of the song is available. Those who have watched the movie state that the song was picturised on Vinod Khanna and Zeenat Aman. Vinod Khanna, then well known as a villain, was signed up reluctantly because the movie, full of comedians (Kishore Kumar, Mehmood, Johny Walker etc) needed someone who would pass for a hero and so would sing the customary romantic songs in the movie while the comedians would go about doing their clowning job. So Vinod Khanna inadvertently became a hero with this movie, that too opposite Zeenat Aman.


Song-Kachchi kali kachnaar ki (Hangaama)(1971) Singers-Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

kachchi kali kachnaar ki
haay haay kachchi kali kachnaar ki
arre kya samjhegi baatein pyaar ki ee ee
kya samjhegi baatein pyaar ki ee ee
kachchi kali kachnaar ki
haay re
haay re
kachchi kali kachnaar ki
ho kuchh din sambhaal
jiya

haaye
khilne toh de re piya
haaye
ho kuchh din sambhaal jiya
khilne toh de re piya
aane toh de rut bahaar ki

aayegi aayegi
kachchi kali kachnaar ki
ka ka ka ka kachchi kali kachnaar ki
kach kach kach kach

chehra gora gora
chunari dhaani dhaani
tere aage gori chanda bhare paani
yoon na jaal bichchha
yoon na baat badha
hamako pyaar ka yeh
tu na paath padha
teri samajh hai udhaar ki ee ee
kyun chhede baatein bekaar ki

arre kya samjhegi baatein pyaar ki ee ee
kya samjhegi baatein pyaar ki
kachchi kali kachnaar ki
hey hey hey kachchi kali kachnaar ki

khushboo meri udi mehke gali gali
behke log jahaan
meri baat chali

haan jaane kiski umar
tere saath kate
jaane kisko miley jaane kispe lute
daulat yeh solah singaar ki ee ee
kachchi kali kachnaar ki
arre re re
kya samjhegi baatein pyaar ki ee ee
kya samjhegi baatein pyaar ki ee ee

kachchi kali kachnaar ki kach kach kach
kachchi kali kachnaar ki kach kach kach kach

khil ke teri umar
jis din phool bane
chaahe laakh tujhe
tu bas mujhko chune
sochoongi yeh kabhi
woh din aane toh de
bachpan jaane ko hai
bachpan jaane to de

ghadiyaan kate na intzaar ki ee ee
kachchi kali kachnaar ki
ho kuchh din sambhaal
jiya

haaye
khilne toh de re piya
aane to de rut bahaar ki

aayegi aayegi
kachchi kali kachnaar ki
kachchi kali kachnaar ki


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4649 Post No. : 16313

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 131 # Qawwalis – 9
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Welcome all to another post presenting a song from the ‘decade of seventies-1971-1980’. The years when I was growing, and as a ‘child’ I have many memories and nostalgia especially related with the only popular entertainment medium available those days i.e., ‘Hindi Cinema’, ‘Radio’ and ‘Hindi Film Music’.

Today I am once again taking you to back to the ‘seventies’. Today we will listen to a ‘qawwali’ composed by Raam Laxman. His first on the blog in this category. Today’s song in not a ‘pure’ ‘qawwali’ but can be termed a ‘fusion-qawwali’ if I am not wrong. Today’s song can also remind readers of the famous ‘raaz ki baat kah doon to’ from the movie ‘Dharma-1973’.

Well, the today’s song or ‘qawwali’ is from the movie ‘Agent Vinod-1977’.

‘Agent Vinod-1977’ was directed by Deepak Bahri for ‘Sargam Pictures Pvt. Ltd., Bombay’.
It had Mahendra Sandhu, Asha Sachdev, Rehana Sultana, Iftekhar, Pinchoo Kapoor, Nazir Hussain, Ravindra Kapoor, K.N. Singh, V. Gopal, Vishwa Mehra, Viju Khote, Rajan Kapoor, Sunder, Bhagwan, Sharat Saksena, Kamal Deep, Master Romi, Shail Chaturvedi, Ranvir Raj, Gurbachan, Brujendra Mohan, Jagdeep, Helen, Jayshree T., Leena Das, Sheetal, Asha Potdar, Geeta Khanna, Shobhna Shah and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.07.1977.

I vaguely remember to have watched this movie with my Father, I had forgotten about this movie except its one song ‘Lovelina aa gaya main’. And later on, when I started my music collection, I was always looking for this movies’ song. The other thing that had made to my ‘impressionable mind’ was its dashing hero Mahendra Sandhu. However, I do not remember if I watched his other movies too (they are not so many I think).
But like many other stars from the ‘seventies’, I always remember Mahendra Sandhu’s name whenever movies or related stories about movies were discussed among friends or in the family with elders.

This movie had six songs which were penned by Ravindra Rawal and composed to music by Raam-Laxman.

Following is the list of songs of this movie (as given in HFGK Vol-V-1971-1980);

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Zu zu … main jhonka matwaala Kishore Kumar, chorus
02 Lovelina main aa gaya Asha Bhonsle, Shailendra Singh 21.10.2013
03 Band kamre mein ek ladki akeli Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Sandhu
04 Mehfil mein aaye ho aao muqaabil Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey Being discussed today
05 Yaara dildaara, tera ye ishaara Usha Mangeshkar, Dilraj Kaur
06 Ham to nikle ram bharose Mahendra Kapoor, Jaspal Singh, chorus

We can see that as many as nine singers were used for the six songs in this movie. This easily give us hint about the variety of the songs this movie had.

Only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog on 21.10.2013. Around the same time, I had noted the today’s song which is being presented today.

Today’s song happens in a party and is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Manna Dey. On screen it is Leena Das and Mahendra Sandhu lip-syncing in the voices of Asha Bhonsle and Manna Dey respectively.
Also seen in the picturization is Asha Sachdev who accompanies Mahendra Sandhu in the party which I guess is hosted by Pinchoo Kapoor who seems to have planned to trap Mahendra Sandhu – a secret agent. And for this purpose, Leena Das sings the song to woo Mahendra Sandhu. Mahendra Sandhu who is already aware of their intentions joins the song. Not just that , he even cautions them ‘hamse na uljho aye jaan e mehfil jaan jaaoge,
pehchaan jaaoge, phir maan jaaoge’ 😊

I hope readers will like today’s song as much as I do. 😊

let us now enjoy today’s song …

Audio

Video

Song-Mehfil mein aaye ho aao muqaabil jaan jaayenge (Agent Vinod)(1977) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Ravindra Rawal, MD-Ram Laxman

Lyrics

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aa aa
Jo roshani hai
aaftaab chaand taaron mein
Jo dilkashi hai
chaman ke haseen nazaaron mein
Mere shabaab mein
aise samaa gaye ae donon
Ke jaise pyaar ke nagme
jawaan bahaaron mein

Mehfil mein aaye ho
Aao muqaabil jaan jaayenge
Pehchaan jaayenge
Phir maan jaayenge
Mehfil mein aaye ho
Aao muqaabil jaan jaayenge
Pehchaan jaayenge
Phir maan jaayenge

Aji hamse na uljho
Ae jaan e mehfil jaan jaaoge
Pehchaan jaaoge
Phir maan jaaoge

Surkh zanjeer nazar teer
Adaayein khanjar
Hain tabassum mein bijliyaan
Mera shabaab kehar
Aa aa
Inmein uljhaana mujhe
Koi aasaan nahin
Maut ka darr ho jise
Main wo naadaan nahin
Kabhi nishaana
Kabhi waar chook jaata hai
Mera qaatil har ek baar
Jhhuk jaata hai
Iss ghadi bhi hoon nishaane pe
Waar kar jaao
Ya meri maut ka phir aitbaar kar jaao

Hmm bahut dekhe
Haan
Hamse na uljho
Ae jaan e mehfil jaan jaaoge
Pehchaan jaaoge
Phir maan jaaoge

Waqt ke saath main har rang mein
Dhal saktaa hoon
Zidd pe aaoon to rukh hawaa ka
Badal saktaa hoon

Josh mein yoon naa machal
Naaz itna bhi naa kar
Tujhko behkaa gayi hai
Ye jawaani ki lehar
Ye mera kaam thha
Aagaah tujhe kar dena
Koi mushkil nahin
Gumraah tujhe kar dena
zulfein kar doon jo pareshaan to
Aise ghir jaao
Inn andheron mein
Umr bhar bhatakte reh jaao
Achha
Hmm
Mehfil mein aaye ho
Aao muqaabil jaan jaayenge
Pehchaan jaayenge
Phir maan jaayenge

Jahaan mein dekhe hi nahin hai
Toone zindaa dil

Tu bhi samjhaa nahin nadaan
Adaayein qaatil
Aa aa
Aaj maukaa hai milaa

Phir na karnaa tu gilaa
Main hoon tayyar khadaa
Jhoothi zidd pe hai adaa
Jaane kyon teri jawaani pe
Reham aata hai
Haath aaya shikaar bhi
Koi ganwaata hai

Nainon se teer chale
Haan
Meri aahon se chale

Neechi nazron ki hayaa
Khaali ye waar gayaa
Tabassum ki ye bijlee
Naa meri jaan nikli
Ye meri shokh adaa
Kuchh asar hi naa hua
Dekh meri angdaayee
Ye bhi mujh tak na aayi

Mere liye koi nayaa sitam
Ijaad karo
Ya jo jawaab diya hai maine
Use yaad karo
Kyon yaad aaya ke nahin

Aji hamse na uljho
Ae jaan e mehfil jaan jaaoge
Pehchaan jaaoge
Phir maan jaaoge

Hamse na uljho
Ae jaan e mehfil jaan jaaoge
Pehchaan jaaoge
Phir maan jaaoge


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Blog Day :

4456 Post No. : 15934

Hullo Atuldom

Some songs keep playing in our mind as if on loop. This I had said in one of my previous posts. Today’s song is one such.
I saw it consciously a number of times in the last few years. Consciously means I may have seen it in the ’70s or ’80s when these movies were aired on the doordarshan but I was not old enough to appreciate them or the meaning of their lyrics. But now on repeat viewing of the movie I am getting wiser. I had filed away (mentally) that this needs to be on the blog. So here it is.

“Sadhu Aur Shaitaan” a 1968 release had 4 songs all written by Rajinder Krishan and Laxmi-Pyare were the music directors. Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Manna Dey and Mohd. Rafi were the playback singers.

Only one song has been posted on the blog. That one had Mehmood replaying his “hum kale hain toh kya hua” character. We had Mehmood mouthing the initial part of “Chunia, ari kidhar hai ri tu? Mere dil ki rani. Mere nawaason ki naani. aa gaya hoon main. arre dekh le main aa gaya permission leko”.

Today’s song has him giving gyaan about the importance of knowing one’s mother tongue in addition to learning “A B C D”. We should remember that this was a movie which came at a time when we had enough students opting for schools which were not essentially English medium. We should also remember that all those who trained in non-English medium schools were no less intelligent and we have many pioneers in various fields from those students too. I know I will be stirring a hornet’s nest if I talk about which is a better language for educating the masses of the country.

My personal feeling is that education should be in a language where in the parents also understand what the child is learning so that they are able to clarify doubts that the child has as he is studying. People may feel that my thoughts are very old fashioned but…..

Today happens to be the birth anniversary of Mehmood who would have been 88. He knew how to bring a smile on the viewer’s face, how to tickle their funny bone. He was the son of actor/dancer Mumtaz Ali and brother of dancer Minu Mumtaz (about whom our Sadanandji has written in his this post). His brother Anwar Ali was also an actor who paired with Mehmood in “Bombay To Goa” as Rajesh to Mehmood’s Khanna.

Mehmood took up odd jobs at a rather young age to help look after his large family which had 7 siblings. He decided to try acting to support his family once he married and had his first son and had his first break in “C.I.D” with a small role of the killer. He had other small unnoticed roles in “Do Bigha Zameen” “Pyaasa” etc. His innings in Bollywood was peppered with comic roles that were an essential part of the story and we often saw him drill sense into older characters towards the end of the movie.

I saw a part of “Meri bhabhi” (1969) this morning where he was doing just that as Shambu. But he was a class apart when he turned to movie making and gave us classics like “Bhoot Bungla”, “Padosan”, “Bombay To Goa” and the most poignant, message carrying of them all “Kunwara Baap”. His last movie released in 1996 “Dushman Duniya Ka” which he directed and Jeetendra headed the cast. It is interesting to note that Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan had special appearances in it.

Remembering the actor, producer, director Mehmood with this song sung by Manna Dey and Asha Bhonsle.

Audio

Video

Song-A for apple B for baby (Saadhu aur Shaitaan)(1968) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus
Unidentified child voice 1
Unidentified child voice 2
Asha Bhonsle + Manna Dey

Lyrics

a for apple,
b for baby,
c for camel,
d for daddy
a for apple,
b for baby,
c for camel,
d for daddy
a for apple,
b for baby,
c for camel,
d for daddy

d for daadhi
d for daddy
o d for daadhi
no
d for daddy

a for andha
b for behra,
c for cana
d for duffer

a for apple
b for baby
c for camel
d for daddy

la la laralara roo
la la laralara roo rooroo

aa haa

E se England hai
F se Finland hai
G se kaun land hai
bolo bolo bachchn
G se German hai, H se Holland hai
I se mera india
jaihind jaihind

chhodo bachcho a b c
aao seekho ka kha ga
arre chhodo bachcho a b c
aao seekho ka kha ga
raag videshi bhool ke
pyaaron gaao sa re ga ma pa
gaao sa re ga ma pa

ga ma pa ga ma pa
ga se gay ma se mata aa aa
ga se gay ma se mata,
pa se bolo kya

pita
chhodo bachchon a b c
aao seekho ka kha ga
aao seekho ka kha ga

ka kha ga ka kha ga
sa
sa
re
re
ga
ga
ma
ma
pa dha ni sa

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

n se naarangi, o se om hari om, p se prem pat’r
yeh mera prem patr padhkar
ke tum naaraaz na hona
ye mera prem patr

p se prem patar toh q se,
q se queen
hukum ki
r se roti besan ki,
s se saag sarson ka

a b c d e f g h i j k
n o p q,
l m n o p q

ka kha ga
a b c
arre ka kha ga
no a b c

chhodo bachchon angrezi hindi urdu ka jhagda
chhodo bachchon angrezi hindi urdu ka jhagda
tamil bolo, bangla bolo
bolo desh ki har bhaasha
seekh sako toh seekho bachchon
seekh sako toh seekho bachchon
saari duniya ki vidya
chhodo bachcho angrezi hindi urdu ka jhagda
tamil bolo, bangla bolo
bolo desh ki har bhaasha

lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa


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 :

4440 Post No. : 15884

Today’s song is from the film Baadbaan-1954.

This film has some history. After actress Devika Rani left Bombay Talkies in 1945, it was going downhill. The fall had actually started in 1940, after Himanshu Rai’s death. That is when Devika Rani took over the reigns of Bombay Talkies. From the day she was brought back from Calcutta (after the elopement), Devika Rani was not comfortable with Shashdhar Mukherjee. She had always suspected that he instigated the staff against her and they ridiculed her. She caught hold of Amiya Chakraborty in her group and there were clearly two groups in Bombay Talkies management.

As a result of continued friction, a big group of disgruntled staff of the company left Bombay Talkies and later formed Filmistan. Devika Rani was shattered, but the other loyalists helped her and the company continued till 1945. In this year, Devika Rani got married, sold her shares and left the company. The new management kept on making films sporadically, but except film Mahal-1949, no Hit film was made. Finally in 1952, the company was sold to Tolaram jalan, a businessman-not connected with films. In 1952, Bimal Roy made the film ‘Maa’ and Phani majumdar made the film ‘Tamasha ‘, but these too could not save Bombay Talkies.

As a last effort, the employees of Bombay Talkies got together and formed “Bombay Talkies workers’ Industrial Cooperative Society ” and made the film “Baadbaan “-54. As a help to the workers and as a gesture of gratitude, all the artistes of the film, like Dev Anand, Meena Kumari, Usha Kiran,Jairaj, Leela Chitnis etc etc, the director Phani Majumdar and the composers Timir Baran and S K Pal, along with all Technical staff worked free for this film.

In Spite of all this, the film Baadbaan flopped and finally the company was closed down in December-1954. That was the background history of the film Baadbaan. The meaning of this Title word is…Baad means Storm and Baan means Safeguard. The film is about the storm that comes in the life of the Hero and how his life changes after this.

The all-star cast of eleven top-rate players comprised of Dev Anand, Meena Kumari, Usha Kiron, Ashok Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Gope, Krishnakant, Jairaj, Leela Chitnis, Sheikh Mukhtar and Shivraj.The credit for handling this brilliant array or talent goes to Director Phani Mazumdar who also wrote the story and to Nabendu Ghosh whose compact screenplay and terse, but tell­ing, dialogue exploit both the stars and their well-written parts as well as the richly-interest­ing story.

A beautiful, very melodious music score composed by Timir Baran and S.K. Pal, lovely lyrics written by Indivar and Udhav Kumar and superbly choreographed dances designed by the brilliant exponent Shanti Bhardan and Parvati Kumar provide sparkling highlights in this engrossing film.

The picture depicts a story rich in incident and emotional conflict and centers on an orphaned child whose parents, fisher folk, are killed in a storm and who is adopted by a rich, kind and broad-minded philanthropist. The real drama sets in when the boy returns from Eng­land and falls in love with a lovely young so­cialite who reciprocates his love. On hearing of his true parentage, however, her father forbids the marriage but relents at seeing his daugh­ter’s unhappiness.The hero’s overwhelming passion for a beautiful fisher girl from the village of his birth to which he returns, bent on improving his peo­ple’s lot, and his love for his charming wife make for strong emotional power climaxed tragically by the latter’s death and given subtle meaning by his return to his own people and a girl of his own kind.The best performance comes from Usha Kiron who dominates the picture with her gloriously rich portrayal as the fisher girl Mohania. She literally lights up the screen with her brilliant, sympathetic acting.

Dev Anand, as the hero, puts over a good role despite the fact that he tends to fall short in some of his scenes and is a trifle gauche throughout the film. Meena Kumari, as his ill- starred wife, turns in a quiet, polished role in a quite difficult part. Another subtle but telling performance comes from Ashok Kumar who plays her silent lover and the hero’s friend with the consummate ease of a veteran artist.Bipin Gupta and Krishnakant, as the hero’s foster-father and the heroine’s father, act im­peccably as usual. Jairaj, as Dev Anand’s fa­ther, does well in a small part and Leela Chitnis as his mother acts well and looks love­ly. The comedy is provided mainly by Gope who handles his comic and dramatic scenes very well. ( review adapted from Cineplot, with thanks.).

In Spite of all this, the film was not successful at the Box office. The reasons could be any and many, but the film industry is governed by superstitious notions. One of them is that the pair of Dev Anand- Meena Kumari can not bring out anything good. This pair had featured in 4 films. Their first film was ‘Sanam’-51. Of course Meena Kumari was not a Heroine in this film, but her presence in the film with Dev Anand, saw that the Love Birds- Suraiya-Dev Anand separated for ever in their lives, from this film. The director Nandlal Jaswantlal also began a bad patch in his life .

The second film was ‘Tamasha’-52, made by an already sinking Bombay talkies. This film not only failed, but Bombay Talkies also did not remain in a position to make another film. When the workers union made the film Baadbaan-54 -their 3rd film together- the film and the Union, together with Bombay Talkies sank so deep – never to get up again ! That was Curtains for Bombay Talkies !

For the fourth time Dev and Meena kumari came together again in film ‘Kinare Kinare’-63. Lyricist Nyay Sharma was the Producer. The film took 5 years to complete and after its release, flopped miserably, putting Nyay Sharma in the depth of debts ! Seeing this result, no Producer ever dared to bring Dev-Meena Kumari together again, Ever !

I would not believe such stories, but when I saw another example, I started believing this phenomenon. There was yet another pair- Waheeda-Rajendra Kumar- in films, which was called a “KIller Pair”. The first film of this pair was the film ‘Nirmala’ Made by Dalsukh Pancholi. During its making only, Pancholi died and the film went into cans. Second film was ‘Palki’-67, made by S U Sunny. During its making Sunny died on the sets. The film was completed by Mahesh Kaul, but on release it flopped. The third film was S S Vasan’s “Shatranj”-69. During its making Vasan died. Their fourth and last film together was “Dharati’-70, made by Director Shreedhar. During its making, the producer-Shreedhar’s mother died. After this film, no one dared to bring this pair together again, ever !

In our film industry, such stories of ‘Lucky” -“Unlucky” actors, directors and MDs are many. Maybe some more stories, some other time….

Here is the 6th song from the film Baadbaan-54. It is sung by Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle and chorus. The song’s duration is only 2.50minutes, but it’s prelude music runs for 1.18 minutes…one of the longest, maybe.


Song-Jai deva ho (Baadbaan)(1954) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Uddhav Kumar, MD-Timir Baran- S K Pal
Chorus
Asha Bhonsle + Manna Dey + Chorus

jai deva ho
jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho

jai deva ho
jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho
jai deva ho jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho

humpe raakho mehar ki najariya najariya
jai deva ho
jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho

andhiyaari raat gayi bairan barsaat gayi
o o o
o o o

andhiyari raat gayi bairan barsat gayi
ho o o o

aayi hai bhor naye saal ki
aayi hai aayi hai aayi hai bhor naye saal ki
aao re deva baitho re deva
khaali hai ankhiyon ki paalki
ee ee ee
aayi hai bhor naye saal ki

jai deva ho jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusaist 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 : 4228 Post No. : 15435

Today’s song is from a Costume drama film, Dankaa-1954. The film was made by Goodwill Pictures and the director was J P Advani. The Music Director was Aziz Hindi aka Aziz Khan. The cast of the film was Nimmi, Amarnath (Bharadwaj), Mohana Cabral, Sunder (Singh), Heeralal, Neelam, Shivraj, Om Prakash etc etc.

From the day films were made in Silent Mode till about late 1960s, Stunt films, Action films, Costume dramas, Folk story films, Mystery films, Murder and crime films, Mythology and Religious films, Social and Reforms films, Jungle films, Arabian Night story films etc etc were made. The audience had an open choice, because, at a time, films of several genres were available for its entertainment. I can not exactly describe what type of films are made nowadays, but I am sure, most Genres – as mentioned above, are not being made.

Films for all Mental ages were made and each could make a choice of his liking. Nowadays, all age groups see the same films. Technology has developed tremendously. Special Effects (SFX) can do wonders in a film. In 1938, when Prakash films made their first Sci-Fi film ” Khwabon ki Duniya” ( which was a copy of Hollywood film ‘ The Invisible Man’-1933, which was based on the famous H G Wells’ novel of the same name, written and published in 1897), Babubhai Mistry used Black curtains and Black threads to create illusions of an Invisible Man’s actions, successfully and the audience had fingers in mouth with awe and wonder ! For next many years, Babubhai Mistry had earned a Moniker of ” Kaala Dhaga” in the industry ! These days such scenes are a child’s play. I truly miss those costume and stunt films, but one must flow with the flow !

The name SHIVRAJ in the cast always created curiosity in my mind. I had seen this actor in several films. I was unable to get any information on him anywhere. His role as the meek husband of Kaushalya (Manorama) in film Seeta aur Geeta-72 is unforgettable. When I started work on this post, I tried again. This time I found an article – actually an Obitury – on him in The Hindu, dated 4-6-2017. Of course it described in it only about his different roles. From some other source, I got his date of Birth and Death and a little other information.

Shivraj was born on 11-6-1920 in Madhya Pradesh. His full name was Shivraj Pandey. After doing his graduation, he came to Bombay in search of a good job, but joined film industry. To start with he worked in Minerva as an assistant in administration, He did some film roles too without getting credited. He left Minerva and got a role in film Sarai ke bahar-47. This was a film made by National studios. His next films were Ziddi, Majboor, Batohi, and Asha all in 1948. Then there was no looking back. Shivraj acted in 212 films. He directed 1 film, Jaani Dushman-57. He retired from work in 2000, but his last released film was Yaar meri zindgi-2008. Shivraj died on 4-6-2017.

One of the actors in this film was Om Prakash. He was one of those actors whose presence in the film is taken for granted. He was a very popular person in the industry. His comedy acting was typical. I can not forget his role in film ” Chupke Chupke”-75. His facial expression had no parallel.

Omprakash was mainly a comedian, but he had been a hero, a villain and a character artiste too. Of course the major part of his career is as a Comedian. He was one of the most respected artistes of his generation, in the industry. For some time, he floated a Film production company in collaboration with his close friend C. Ramchandra. When their films flopped,he simply dissolved the company and later produced films on his own and he directed them too. When his film Jahan Ara-64 flopped miserably, giving him a heavy monitory loss, he stopped producing films.

Omprakash was a lover of life, joy, jokes, playing cards and he was the happiest, when among his friends. Not many people know that the famous producer Pachhi ( Around the world etc) was his younger brother. Omprakash’s first film was ‘Guru Ghantal’-37 where he worked uncredited. He next did a small role in Bombay Talkies film ‘Anjaan’-41, but his career started when Pancholi got him a role in film ‘Daasi’-44. He earned Rs 80 for this film.

Omprakash worked in 293 films and directed 4 films namely, Duniya Gol hai-55, Gateway of India-57, Kanhaiya-59 and Chacha Zindabad-59, all produced by him alone. There were some films like Annadata-72, buddha mil gaya-71, Charandas-77 etc made keeping him as a central character. He sang 6 songs in 5 films- Meena Bazar-50, Ladki-53, Bindiya-60,Vardaan-74, and Ghar ki Izzat-94. HFGK mentions his name as a Lyricist for a song in film Dost-54.

OMPRAKASH BAKSHI was born on 19-12-1919 at Lahore.At the age of 12 ,he started learning classical music.In 1937,he joined A.I. Radio on a salary of Rs.25 pm.

He took the pen name of ‘FATEH DIN’. He presented entertaining programmes. He was very popular in Punjab and Lahore,during that period.In private parties he was a centre of attraction. In one such Party,where he was regaling his audience, he was noticed by Dalsukh Pancholi and he offered Omprakash a role in DAASI-1944.Then came Dhamki-45 and Aayee Bahaar-46. In Shehar se door-46, he was a co Hero with Al Nasir and later in Ghungroo-52 he was the Hero opposite Sumitra Devi.

Just when he was settling in films, partition took place and he landed in Bombay. His first film in Bombay was Lakhpati-48 and then there was no looking back. He acted as Villain in Naach, Nirdosh, Baghi Sipahi etc. He was a good actor and played a variety of roles. In many films he was shown as a Pehelwan. In Pehli Jhalak, his bout with Dara Singh became the film’s attraction. Even in Chameli ki Shaadi, he was a pehelwan.

There were many films made with him as a central character like, Annadaata, Dus lakh, Sadhu aur shaitan. Dil Duniya Daulat -72 was a remake of Pugree-48 in which he did the role which was done by comedian Ghori in Pugree.

C.Ramchandra was his best friend.They together produced Duniya gol hai-55,jhanjhar-53 and Lakeeren-54. The trailer of Duniya Gol hai was more interesting than the film. In this trailer, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Ashok kumar come on the screen one after another and say-I have directed this film,so you must see it. Lastly Omprakash comes on screen and says,” Ye sab pagal hain. Picture to maine direct kee hai”. Anyway all the 3 films flopped despite good music. Later Omprakash alone produced films like Gateway of India-57, Chacha Zindabad-59, Sanjog-61 and Jahan Ara-64. After Jahan Ara’s colossal losses he stopped producing films and converted his office into a Card Game centre for friends.

His last days-

He lived in Union Park, Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai. He died at age 78 in Mumbai, India of a heart attack. The actor who was always so full of life was still full of life till just two days before his death. He knew he was not well. He knew he was suffering from various complications but he never gave up his zest for life till his heart betrayed him. He kept calling friends to play a game of Rummy or just chat. He had an office at the Roop Tara Studios which was only used for “Rummy sessions” and “chat sessions”. Then, some years ago, he shifted his office to the suburbs to make it more convenient for his friends. He attended this office regularly till his health started failing him. He was confined to his bungalow (next to Ashok Kumar’s bungalow). He suffered his first heart attack in his own bedroom. He was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital where he suffered a second heart attack and went into a coma from which he never came out. He was declared dead at 1.30 pm on February 21, 1998. The news spread fast and the industry was shocked and stunned because he was the kind of man who could not be easily associated with something so sombre and solemn like death.

Film Duniya Gol Hai-55 had a starcast of Karan Dewan, Anita Guha, Kuldeep Kaur, Sunder, Omprakash etc. Since this was his First film as a Director, as many as 13 actors worked in the film as “Guest Artistes” ! He was so popular that he had to say No to some more actors ready and eager to work as guest Atrtistes in this film. Till this film, it was a sort of record.

The Hero in today’s film was Amarnath. Amarnath (Bharadwaj) is one of the “same name confusions” victims. There were 2 Pt. Amarnath Music Directors, 1 actor Amar, 1 actor Amarnath and 1 actor/Director (K.) Amarnath. This Amarnath was born in Hafizabad, in Gujaranwala district of Punjab (Now in Pakistan) in 1922. He started acting in 1939 with Kidar Sharma’s “Dil hi to hai”. Graduating from doing small roles he was made the Leading Man in Dalsukh Pancholi’s film “Patjhad”, started in 1947 opposite Meena (Shorey). Pancholi had to flee Lahore due to Partition riots, but he carried the negatives of Patjhad. Though the film was censored in India in 1948, it seems it was never released.

Amarnath starred as Hero in many other films,like Naghma E Sehra-45, Papiha re-48, Barsat ki ek raat-48, Swayam sidha-49, Nai Bhabhi-50, Kamal ke phool-50, Sheesh Mahal-50, Jalte Deep-50, Johri-51, Nai zindagi-51 , Nirmohi-52, Nirmal-52, Izzat-52, Bahu Beti-53, Nav Durga-53, Toofan-54, Danka-54 etc. Then he switched over to side roles. In all, he worked in 81 films (CITWF data). His last film was Kaun ho tum-70.

Now something about the film’s Music Director….Ustaad Waheed Khan was a well known and respected player of Sitar and Surbahar. His place in the Etawah Gharana was high up. He had 3 sons. Bande Hassan,Hafiz khan and Aziz Khan. Waheed khan was very keen that his sons should continue his profession,earn a name and shine in classical music of Etawah Gharana. He thought working for music in films was below their dignity and a shame. Bande Hassan specialised in vocal music and became a famous qawali exponent. Second son Hafiz khan,after initial training in classical music turned to film singing,without father’s knowledge. Not only that,he also accepted the pen name of Mastana-awarded by composer Meer Sahib- to hide his identity from father. The third son Aziz Khan also went the film way,using the name Aziz Hindi sometimes.

Though Aziz Khan did not continue his family profession,he ensured that his son Pervez took the training and became an International Sitarist,settling in USA. Even son of Pervez- Shakir became a famous Sitarist. he continues the Etawah gharana tradition now.

A senior RMIM member Mr. Jayraman reported in 2008 that he had traced and found and met the only son of Hafiz khan Mastana,in Mahim,Mumbai. His name was Zaheer aka Alla Rakha. The son confirmed all the above facts and also that Aziz Khan was Aziz Hindi.

Though this fact was confirmed, books like ‘ Dhunon ki yatra’ (Pankaj Raag) mentioned Aziz Khan and Aziz Hindi as two different persons. Though the book was published in 2006, he can not be blamed for this, however. But since it is mentioned in a book, for many readers this wrong information is ‘authentic’ and this is quoted by many in their writings. This is because the findings of Mr. Jayaraman did not get enough publicity widely.

Aziz Hindi gave music to 17 films and composed 127 songs. His first film as an MD was Pandit ji-46 and the last one was Chalta Purja-58. Then he retired and migrated to US to be with his son.

Today’s song is a good song. I liked it. You may also like it…


Song- Shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar (Danka)(1954) Singers- Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Arshi Ajmeri, MD-Aziz Hindi
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar

o o o o
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar

o o o o

hamaara watan hai kahaan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage
hamaara watan hai kahaan aan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage

rahen hum hamesha rawaan aan
rahen hum hamesha rawaan aan

pukaaron se aage pukaaron se aage
hamaara watan hai kahaan aan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

safar umr bhar tera hoga na aakhir
ye duniya bani hai safar hi ki khaatir
safar hi ki khaatir
aa aa aa aa
safar umr bhar tera hoga na aakhir
ye duniya bani hai safar hi ki khaatir
safar hi ki khaatir
chala chal musaafir
chala chal musaafir
gaye hain kayi kaarwaan aan
pukaaron se aage
pukaaron se aage
hamaara watan hai kahaan aan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

nahin hum kahin ghar banane ke kaayal
jahaan shaam hoye wahin apni manzil
wahin apni manzil

aa aa aa
nahin hum kahin ghar banazne ke kaayal
jahaan shaam hoye wahin apni manzil
wahin apni manzil
na toofaan ka dar
na parwaah e saahil
rahegi ye kashti rawaan aan

kinaaron se aage kinaaron se aage
hamaara watan hai kahaan aan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar

o o o
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar


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Blog Day : 4195 Post No. : 15378

“26th January”(1956) was produced and directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Sahgal Productions, Bombay. This movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Ajeet, Johny Walker, Sapru, B M Vyas, Leela Mishra, Cuckoo, Balraj Mehta, Chaman Puri, Nishi etc, with guest appearances by Gajanan Jageerdar, Jagdeesh Sethi, Randheer, Gyaani and Patanjali.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song is covered in the past.

Today (12 january 2020) is the 102nd birth anniversary of C Ramchandra. On this occasion, here is a song from “26th january” (1956). This song is sung by Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle and chorus.

Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Chhod bhi de aakaash sinhaasan (26th January)(1956) Singers-Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Manna Dey + Asha Bhonsle
Chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan an n n
Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re

Beech bhanwar hain
Dharm ki naiyya
Naiyya paar lagaa ja re
Naiyya paar lagaa ja re
Naiyya paar lagaa ja re

Kaanp rahi hain dharti
Thhar thhar
Aag ke baadal barse jhar jhar
Badhti jaaye paap ki garmi
Badhti jaaye paap ki garmi
Pighal rahaa hai patthar patthar
Andhkaar hi andhkaar hai
Aakar jyot jagaa ja re
Aakar jyot jagaa ja re
Aakar jyot jagaa ja re

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re

Aaja re ae aaja re
Aaja re ae aaja re
Aaja re ae aaja re
Aaja re ae aaja re
Aaja re ae aaja re

Nirdoshon ka lahu hai behta aa
Ik maa ka dil ro ro kehta
Ro ro kehta
Paapi baithe mauj manaaye
Paapi baithe mauj manaaye
Dharm ka banda zulm hai sehta
Jag mein phir se dayaa dharm ki
Aakar bel lagaa ja re

Aakar bel lagaa ja re
Aakar bel lagaa ja re

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan an n
Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re

Jab jab vipad padi jag maahi
Tu hi bana rakhwaala Saai
Paap kapat ki phail rahi hai
Paap kapat ki phail rahi hai
Is jag mein phir se parchhaayee ee
Geeta ka updesh sunaane
Roop badal kar aaja re
Roop badal kar aaja re

Roop badal kar aaja re

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re

Phir dharti par aaja re

Roop badal kar aaja re

Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re

Yadaa yadaa hi dharmasya
Glanirbhava ti Bharat
Abhhyuthaana madharmasya
Tadaatmaanam srijaamyaham

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन अन न न
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
बीच भंवर हैं
धर्म कि नैय्या
नैय्या पार लगा जा रे
नैय्या पार लगा जा रे
नैय्या पार लगा जा रे

काँप रही हैं धरती
थर थर
आग के बादल बरसे झर झर
बढती जाए पाप कि गर्मी
बढती जाए पाप कि गर्मी
पिघल रहा है पत्थर पत्थर
अन्धकार ही अन्धकार है
आकर ज्योत जगा जा रे
आकर ज्योत जगा जा रे
आकर ज्योत जगा जा रे
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
निर्दोषों का लहू है बहता आ
इक माँ का दिल रो रो कहता
पापी बैठे मौज मनाएं
पापी बैठे मौज मनाएं
धर्म का बन्दा ज़ुल्म है सहता
जग में फिर से दया धर्म कि
आकर बेल लगा जा रे
आकर बेल लगा जा रे
आकर बेल लगा जा रे

छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन अन न न
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
जब जब विपद पड़ी जग माहि
तू ही बना रखवाला साईं
पाप कपट कि फैल रही है
पाप कपट कि फैल रही है
इस जग में फिर से परछाई ई
गीता का उपदेश सुनाने
रूप बदल कर आजा रे
रूप बदल कर आजा रे
रूप बदल कर आजा रे
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
रूप बदल कर आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य
ग्लानिर्भवति भारत
अभ्युत्थान मधर्मस्य
तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्


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 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 : 4172 Post No. : 15346

Today’s song is from an obscure film-Dhola Maru-1956. The film was produced by and under the banner of Cine Workers’ Society, Bombay. It was directed by N R Acharya and the music was provided by S K Pal – for whom this film was his swan song. This was his last film as MD. All the 11 songs of the film were written by Bharat Vyas. The cast was Usha Kiran, Pradeep Kumar, Achala Sachdev, Rehana, Sapru, S Nazir, Kumkum and many others including 5 actresses named as Miss Pammi, Miss Usha, Miss Hemlata, Miss Hansa and Miss Sarita as well as a guest artiste- Ulhas.

” Unity in Diversity” was a favourite slogan of Nehru. Truly, there is no other country in the world having such a diverse population and area. The biggest surviving Democracy in the world has 28 states and 9 Union Territories. Our constitution mentions 22 official languages, including Urdu and Sanskrit. In this vast country about 30 languages are spoken, each by more than 3 million people, 120 languages are spoken by more than 10000 people and about 1600 spoken languages and with script- both mixed. In addition, 7 major and several other religions too.

With so much of diversity of languages, religions and cultures, it is a wonder that India has survived for thousands of years. The main factor is the binding of Indian Culture and Tolerance. It is interesting to recall that, just prior to getting Independence, Winston Churchill and many other world leaders had predicted that within a short period, India will disintegrate into pieces. Contrary to their wishful thinking, Indian people have come out stronger in last 75 years.

Due to the diversity, there are separate Folk lores in almost every state. Love stories are the major contributors. Like the famous Laila-Majnu and Romeo-Juliet, every state has its own Love story. Even our Mythology has thrilling love stories, Like Uttara- Abhimanyu, Dushant-Shakuntala, Arjun-Subhadra etc.

For love stories, Punjab and Sindh lead all the way. You have several such stories as – Sohni Mahiwal, Heer-Ranja, Sassi-Punnu, Monal-Rano, Umar-Marvi, Lila-Chanesar, Noori-Tamchi, Dhaj-Rorkumar and Mirza-Sahiban are some of the most popular love stories of Punjab and Sindh.

Like I said, in other regions too, there are Love stories like Jodha -Akbar, Salim-Anarkali, Bajirao-Mastani, Prithviraj-Sanyogita, Amrapali-Bimbisar, Mumal-Mahendra, Amaravathy-Ambikapathy (south-Tamil) etc.

There was yet another popular Folk-Lore of Lovers in the states of Rajasthan, M.P., Chhattisgarh and Gujarat and that is the story of Prince Dhola and Princess Maru. Unlike the Punjab Folk-Lores of Lovers, Dhola Maru has several versions, especially Rajasthani and Chhattisgarhi versions. Several Books and stories as well as Folk songs were written on Dhola-Maru. There was a Gujarati Hit film Dhola-Maru-1983.

( When I had first heard the name of Dhola-Maru, I was reminded of the Japanese steamship Kamagota Maru, which had carried about 300 Sikh and other Indians, who tried to enter Canada. They were refused and sent back to India. On reaching Calcutta, they were refused entry as they were from Hongkong. There was a fight and in the ensuing firing, hundreds were killed. This was known throughout the world.)

Dhola – Maru story took place somewhere in the 15th century. However this is a Happy ending Love story, unlike most Punjabi tragedies.

The Rajasthani version of the story is-

The Legend of Dhola and Maru is the Indian version of Romeo-Juliet saga. The princess Maru was from a place called Pugal near Bikaner while Dhola was the young and handsome prince of Gwalior. A terrible drought in Pugal made Maru’s(then 2 years old) father shift to Gwalior, which was ruled by his friend, the father of Dhola. He stayed there for three years and before leaving for his hometown, the two kings each promised to get their children married to each other. However, after a span of 20 years all promises were forgotten and Maru was betrothed to a man called Umra. But destiny prevailed, and bard from Pugal who had travelled to Gwalior sang at the royal court about the childhood betrothal of Dhola and Maru. After listening to the song Dhola fell hook, line and sinker for the virtuous princess Maru. With love in his eyes Dhola began wooing Maru who also fell in love with the handsome Dhola. Where two hearts collide there has to be an outcome, and so they decided to run away.

Umra came to know about their plans and went after them with his brother sumra. The eloping lovers on their Camel with their bows arrows were no match for the Umra-Sumra brothers who had guns. However, they were able to evade the evil brothers and took refuge in a forest. Unfortunately Dhola was bitten by a snake and died on the spot, Maru, thus cheated by her lover, proceeded to weep the death. Luck favoured Maru and her cries were heard by Lord Shiva and consort Parvati. Parvati requested her husband to revive Dhola and thus by divine intervention the lovers were united to live happily ever after.

There are some differences in the Chhattisgarhi versions, where in prince Dhola gets married to Rewa for 12 years, after which,he goes for Maru etc.

(all information culled from sanskriti.com, unitedindia.com and wiki)

In Indian films, there were some actresses who were earmarked to do the roles of Mothers and Grandmothers. Some of them were Leela Chitnis, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Deena Pathak, Nirupa Roy, Achala Sachdev and few others. While Leela Mishra and Deena Pathak seemed to be born to do such roles, most others were Heroines in their Hey-days. Achala Sachdev was a prominent actress, who was highly respected in the industry – only till she was in circulation. Once she retired from films, no one bothered about her and she died absolutely a lonely death.

Achala Sachdev ( 3-5-1920 to 30-4-2012) (original name Rajinder)’s name is permanently conjoined with a mother’s role. She did a mother’s role when she was very young and since then-more than a heroine- she has been seen either as a sister or Mother in films. In her earliest film ‘Dilruba’-50 she was Dev Anand’s sister and later in many films she was a fixed mother of Dev Anand.

She worked in All India Radio, Lahore,she came to Delhi after the Partition and continued her job in All India Radio, till her first film. She acted in 181 Hindi films, 3 Punjabi films and 1 Gujarati film, in addition to 1 uncompleted Bangla film. She acted in few television serials and FD documentaries too.

In her early years she had got married to Gyan Sachdeva. She begot one son and one daughter from him. Her son Jyotin, a business consultant, settled in US and Daughter was married in Bombay. When she could not pull on, she divorced her husband. After 12 years of loneliness she fell in love and married an American Clifford Douglas Peters, who was an Engineer and ran an Electronics factory in Poona. She stopped accepting new films after 1976 and then shifted to Poona.

After her second husband died, she shifted from her Bungalow in Bhosari, near Poona to a specious flat in Hadapsar area of Poona. She had completed all films on hand ,but due to insistence of family friend Yash Chopra, she acted in some of his films- notably ‘Dilwale dulhaniya le jaayenge’-95. Though her last film was ‘ Dahak ‘-98, her last released film was Suno sasur ji-2003.

During her heydays, she was very friendly with Sunil Dutt and Nargis, Mona Dev Anand ( kalpana kartik), Meena kumari, Saira Bano and her mother Naseem Bano. She was very punctual during her shootings. Once while working in a Rajesh Khanna film, she had to wait for him for 4 hours, with all make up done. When this continued to happen for next 10 days, she left the film and went back to Poona. Rajesh Khanna wrote an apology letter to her and then only she came back to complete the film.

Once she was in Poona, she was all alone. No one from film industry ever contacted her in her last 40 years. She was very generous. She had donated 25 lakhs to an NGO, Janseva Foundation to start ‘Achala Sachdev Institute of Education”. She also gave 15 Lakhs to Dr. H.V.Desai Eye Hospital for a ward construction. In her last days,she even donated her flat also to the NGO Janseva Foundation.

She was sick for last 6 months and was looked after by the NGO. Admitted to Poona General Hospital ICU, she got Paralysis, lost her vision and then lost her life on 30-4-2012. A highly successful film star with lots of money, but she was neglected by her own son and daughter. Above all, in last 40 years in Poona, not one soul from the film world met her. What was pathetic was, when she was admitted in I.C.U., her attending doctor, Dr. Mehta sent messages to Yash Chopra and others in Film industry, but none came or even inquired and she died a lonely death.
( ( Based on Cine Blitz, Madhuri,Times of India, Indian Express, Wikipedia and info kindly given by shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji ).

Here is a duet by Manna Dey and Asha Bhosle from film Dhola Maru-1956.


Song-Ek samay Dushyant thhe Bharat ke samraat(Dhola Maru)(1956) Singers- Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD- S K Pal
Both

Lyrics

Ek samay Dushyant thhe
Bharat ke samraaat
jinka danka goonjtaa desh videsh viraat

Kaamdev ka aa aa
Kaamdev ka roop thha
dhoop bada balwaan
dhoop bada balwaan

ek samay ban mein chale
le kar teer kamaaaan
le kar teer kamaan
ban mein ek albeli mili
bandevi si naar
?? se nrup se sant ki
ho gayin aankhen chaar chaar
ho gayin aankhen chaar

mohit ho Dushyant ne
ek nikaali raah
Shakuntala ke sang kiya
jhat gandarv vivaah

din beete aur jug beete ae ae ae ae
din beete aur jug beete
bhookh bhaye behaal

roye dukhi Shakuntala
roye dukhi Shakuntala
khabar na li
khabar na li
khabar na li pratipaal

bhooh bhaye behaal

band karo ye geet
?? ke raajveer
bane aaj Dushyant

main
haan tum
apni marwan bhool kar
rewa sang raman
rewa sang raman ??
maruwan bisraai
maruwan ho maruwan ??
bharman hoi


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Blog Day :

4143 Post No. : 15309 Movie Count :

4216

Hullo Atuldom

Na Chaahoon Sona Chaandi” was the first time I took note of this roly-poly cute- faced actor. He played Braganza, a head-fisherman and father to ‘Bobby’ in 1973. Subsequently I saw him as mama to the character played by Hema Malini in ‘Aap Beeti’ in 1976, a pathan who helps Manoj Kumar in ‘Shor’ (1972), a sardar who was a good Samaritan in ‘Roti Kapda aur Makaan’ (1974).

Then one day on chitrahaar or it could have been chaayageet on Doordarshan I saw a black and white song “Patli Kamar Hai” where this particular actor was super good-looking which was enough to sweep the lady he was wooing, off her feet. He came across as a dancer with a reasonable sense of rhythm. That is when I was informed by my dad that Premnath was a lead actor in many movies and rattled of names like ‘Aab-e-Hayaat’ (1955), ‘Baadal’ (1951), ‘Aag’ (1948) etc. and also sang a few of his songs from movies where he was the hero. Recently, not so long ago, I too saw a black-n-white movie, where Premnath played a ‘supposed’ poor boy who falls in love with a princess and helps the king regain his kingdom, the movie was an Arabian nights kind of story. Think it was ‘Saaqi’ (1952).

So I have loved movies where Premnath was Sir Juda (‘Karz’), Yamraaj (‘Lok Parlok’), IG Khanna (‘Kalicharan’), Bajrang Bahadur (‘Aap Beeti’), Shankar Dada (‘Dharam Karam’), father of a bevy of beauties (‘Ishk Ishk Ishk’, and the most memorable of them all – Rai Saab Bhupendra Singh in ‘Johnny Mera Naam’.  Thinking of him today on his birth anniversary he would have been 93.

There is another celeb of yesteryears who has her birthday today. And I wrote a post for her last month itself where I wrote this “I remembered that November 21st was the birthday of our dear Helen. She turned 81 yesterday (21 October 2019).’’ God only knows what I was thinking as I wrote that post and sent it hurriedly to Atul ji for posting. And the good man that he is, he posted it within an hour of my sending it. But the error was pointed out in the comments section by Partha Chanda ji and Prakashchandra ji. The next day Nahm ji, after reading the comments, messaged me to inquire if I was planning one more post for the actual birthdate and also to see if the song choices were clashing. I assured her that the choices don’t clash as we have a vast library to choose from.  I must say that we had an extra song and extra good wishes for our much-loved Helen.

As my practice has been over the years, I have managed to find a song which features both the birthday celebs. It is from the 1979 release ‘Magroor’’ which starred Shatrughan Sinha, Vidya Sinha, Premnath, Helen, Deven Verma, Nadira, Narendranath, Paintal, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Jagdish Raj etc. The film had music by Laxmikant Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics. Playback singers were Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur, Anuradha Paudwal, Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Mahendra Kapoor. All the 5 songs were duets.

Todays’ song is a club song where we see Helen (Rukhsaana) being wooed by a bunch of suitors (extras) and Premnath joining in on the fun. He is bodily lifted out of the dance floor by the cops at the end of the song. Playback for this song is by Asha and Mannada.

 

Audio

Video

Song – Rukhsaana Rukhsaana Main Tera Deewaana  (Magroor) (1979) Singer -Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics 

aaaa aaaa aaahaa
aaahaa haaa aaahaa haaa
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan
he he
rukhsaana rukhasaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan

rukhsaana dil degi kisi daulat waale ko
rukhsaana dil degi kisi daulat waale ko
pyaar karegi apne jaise kisi matwaale ko

rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan
he he
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan

jis ko mujh se pyaar ho
o ho ho ho
jis ko mujh se pyaar ho
aaye imtihaan de
jis ko ye dil lena ho
pehle apni jaan de
ha ha ha
ha ha
ha ha ha
ha ha
ha ha ha
ha ha ho ho ooo
jal ke jo dikhaaye
dikhaaye
wo mera parwaana
hai
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaaani
bol o meri jaan
he he
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan

rukhsaana jaane jaana..aa
rukhsaana jaane jaana..aa
ishq mein tere
chhoda maine
saara zamaana
rukhsaana jaane jaana..aa
rukhsaana o meri jaane jaana
meri bulbul-e-baghdad
kahaan hai tu

chik bam bam
chik bam bam
bam chik bam bam
chik bam bam
chik bam bam
bam chik bam bam

tere deewaanon mein kaun hai mere jaisa
mere jaisa
arre haat
tere deewaanon mein kaun hai mere jaisa
mere jaisa
pyaar nahin milta
mil jaata hai paisa
mil jaata hai paisa
mera dil naa todo o
mera daaman chhodo
main aashiq tera
naam na lena mera
main de sakta hoon jaan bhi
marna hai aasaan bhi
phir mushkil kya kaam hai
paisa us ka naam hai
khaali dil kis kaam ka
sheeshe ka paimaana
he rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kisi ki raani
poochho meri jaan
rukhsana dil degi kisi daulat waale ko
rukhsana dil degi kisi daulat waale ko
pyaar karegi apne jaise kisi matwaale ko

he rukhsana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaaani
bol o meri jaan
he he
rukhsaana rukhsaana (rukhsaana)
main tera deewaana (rukhsaana)
tu kis ki deewaaani (o meri bulbul)
bol o meri jaan (kahaan hai tu)
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana (rukhsaana)
tu kis ki deewaaani (rukhsaana)
bol o meri jaan
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana (rukhsaana)
tu kis ki deewaaani
bol o meri jaan


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Blog Day : 4018 Post No. : 15126

Throughout the year, this blog notes anniversaries of various artistes. We celebrate their birth anniversaries, we remember, and observe with respect, their death anniversaries.

We occasionally also celebrate birthdays of Atulites here.

But there is one date that we all celebrate every year with a lot of love.

And that is this blog’s own birthday.

Yes, today, the 19th of July is the birthday of this blog.

This is the date, 11 years ago, that Atul, who started this blog, posted its very first song “mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar li”. A beautiful song, written by Kaifi Azmi saab, composed by Roshan, and rendered in Rafisaab’s voice.

What an auspicious start to the blog!

Since then, now a veteran of over 15000 songs, this blog continues to go strong, adding more treasures to its already abundant treasure-chest, and attracting visitors from around the globe.

At last count, the number of hits on the blog was close to 12 million!

Clearly, this blog has established itself as the go-to source for HFM lovers, especially those interested in accurate song lyrics, and with a desire to engage themselves also with a write-up associated with the song.

Over these years, starting as a one-song-a-day blog, it has evolved into multiple-songs-a-day, with a whole lot of features added to it over this period of time.

During the course of this journey, another very important development (at least for some of us here), is the formation of this group called Atulites.

It is nothing fancy as such. Atul started this journey 11 years ago, and there have been many who have visited the blog and enjoyed its content. But a few of us, have been regulars here over the years, either writing comments, or posts. We have developed a bond over the years, thanks to the blog. Many of us have had an opportunity to meet each other in person. Since it all started with Atul, we call ourselves Atulites. 🙂

As someone who has known this blog from day one, it is a great joy for me to see this blog now complete 11 years.

I’ve said this many times – but I will say it again – this blog is unlike any other blog out there. Most blogs don’t last beyond a few months or years. And even then, the posting on these blogs is sporadic. Maybe a post every few weeks, or even months.

This is mainly because it takes a lot of effort and time to post regular content on a blog. Yes, if it’s earning significant money for the author, or promotes him or her in any way, that might be motivation to keep posting. But otherwise, it loses steam, and ends up neglected.

Here, Atul has ensured that this blog has posts almost every single day since it was started. Sure, there have been the odd days without posts, but these have been very few over this 11-year period. This is truly remarkable – and is a testament to Atul’s dedication and discipline.

We must remember, and stress here, that this blog is a “labour of love” for Atul. Had it been a commercial venture, one can understand so much time and effort spent on it. But for Atul, it has just been his passion and love that has kept the blog going for all this while, with daily updates.

I must add here that, in the last few years, Atul has been helped in this process by the one and only Sudhir ji. Together they form a great team, ensuring the blog is always buzzing.
I can’t thank both of them enough for what they do for the blog.

Then there are the other contributors also who enrich the blog greatly by their contributions. Arunji is the first name that comes to mind, but there is a whole host of others – they know who they are. 🙂 Everyone has contributed in his, or her, own way to the blog.

All in all, it has been a wonderful 11-year journey. I am very glad to have been part of it, to have learnt so many songs I’d never heard before, and to have met so many wonderful people, thanks solely to this blog.

So a big thank you to Atul for this.

Even as I type this, it has just struck me that the IPL also started in 2008. The final was played on 1st June 2008 – and this blog started on 19th July 2008. I wonder whether there is a connection. Did the IPL inspire Atul to start this blog? 🙂

Now, quickly avoiding the brickbats coming my way for posing that last question, am moving on to the song for today.

I wanted a fun, lively, song because it is a happy occasion.

And, as usual, I went looking for a song from the era I am most comfortable with, while hunting for songs. That is, the 1970s. Often I come across a song that might not have been all that famous, but is special to me because I remember it from that time, and it brings back memories.

Today’s song is one such. It is from the film Dharkan (1972).

Now this film is one I distinctly remember seeing in my childhood. I remember liking it a lot too at that time. It had a different type of storyline.

From what I remember, the story was about a man travelling with his friend by train, to meet another long-lost friend (who happens to be very rich). This friend in the train gets greedy and kills this man. He then poses as him, and meets the long-lost friend, hoping to swindle him of his wealth. Of course, he needs to be careful not to get exposed.

I don’t remember the details now, but after some initial success, he begins to arouse suspicions about his identity.

The picturisation of this song reflects one such situation. As we can see, Helen and Sanjay Khan are taunting Roopesh Kumar, hinting to him that they know what he has done.

I need to see this film again – though it’s quite possible I might not like it now. 🙂 It happens sometimes that you see a film that you’d last seen decades ago – and it doesn’t have the same appeal anymore.

The moment I heard this song though, I immediately remembered the movie. It is classic Asha Bhosle, though the composer is not RD Burman, but Ravi. I remember this song very well from that time, though I’m not sure if it was popular then. The most popular song of this film was “main to chala, jidhar chale rasta” (which has already been posted here). This is the second song of the film to be posted here.

The video ends a bit abruptly, so the audio is included.

I hope you enjoy this song.

Here’s wishing the blog a very happy birthday – and many more to come.

Video

Audio

Song-Jab toone kuchh na kiya (Dhadkan)(1972) Singers-Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ravi
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

Paisa
Pa pa pa paisa
Daulat
Sa sa sa daulat
Haasil karne ke liye
Paap
Hahaha
Dhokha
Hohoho
Chhal
Ha
Fareb
Ha
Khoon
Lekin…
Jab toone kuchh na kiya
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Jab toone kuchh na kiya
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Waise to
Sab kuchh
Dekha hai
Duniya ki mehfil mein

Lekin
Aha
Koi bhi
Oho
Jaane na
Aha
Kiske kya hai dil mein
Ho
Kaun bhala yahaan kaun buraa hai

O ho ho
Kaatil hai kaun yahaan kisko pataa hai
O ho ho
Kaun bhala yahaan kaun buraa hai
Kaatil hai kaun yahaan kisko pataa hai

O ho
Chehre ka tere kyun rang udaa hai
Hahahahahahahaha
Jab toone ae ae ae
kuchh na kiya aa
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Hai jhootha to
Arrey jhootha hai
Kab tak
asli roop chhupaayega

khooni to
aha
khooni hai
oho
ek din
aha
pakda hi jaayega
O o
phool jo todaa toone phir wo khila hai

ohoho
Diya bujhaaya tha jo phir wo jalaa hai
Phool jo todaa toone phir wo khila hai
Diya bujhaaya tha jo phir se jalaa hai

Tera hi kaal tere saamne khadaa hai

Jab toone kuchh na kiya
haa
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyon daraa daraa sa hai ae

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyon daraa daraa sa hai

Paisa
Pa pa pa paisa
Daulat
Sa sa sa daulat
Haasil karne ke liye
Paap
Hahaha
Dhoka
Hohoho
Chhal
Ha
Fareb
Ha
Khoon


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

17102

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1329
Total Number of movies covered=4609

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