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Regulars may have noticed that very few posts have appeared in the blog for the last few days, especially from me, despite the last few days being holidays.

No, I was not busy elsewhere. I had sufficient time for the blog, but I spent that time on doing background work on the blog.

Majrooh Sultanpuri completed 1000 songs in the blog as a lyricist on 1 october 2017, which was his birth anniversary. It was on the morning of that day that it struck me that I should go through the entire filmography of Majrooh Sultanpuri and write an article based on that. It took me nearly four days before I found myself prepared with my data about Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Instead of discussing all that information in one huge article, I have decided to break that up in smaller chunks of information to be discussed over several articles.

Majrooh Sultanpuri began his career as a HFM lyricist in 1946 and he continued writing lyrics till his death in 2000. That works out to an amazing career of 55 years !

One would feel badly let down if one decides to look up at the wikipedia entry for Majrooh Sultanpuri. Majrooh Sultanpuri, one of the biggest name amomg lyricists (if not the biggest) during the golden era of HFM deserved much better researched writeup than what is available in wikipedia. The wikipedia page mentions some 15 music directors with whom Majrooh Sultanpuri and picks Anand Milind and Jatin Lalit for special mention as notable collaborators with Majrooh Sultanpuri. That is blasphemy of the highest order !

The blasphemy continues further on the wikipedia page where it is mentions that Majrooh Sultanpuri worked with R D Burman in just nine films !

To put things in perspective, Majrooh Sultanpuri worked with 55 music directors according to my count. He penned songs in over 300 movies (the exact number is not known to me , though it is over 315). Various sources give figures of over 2000 songs for Majrooh Sultanpuri.

I went through the listings of HFGK part II to part V and noted down the detailed break up of all the songs penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. For songs penned after 1980, I do not have any HFGK to go by. Something on the lines of HFGK has recently been printed recently for songs between 1981 to 1990, and that can be considered HFGK part VI, but I do not have that book with me at present. So, I have relied upon online sources, hoping that their information is accurate.

After counting all the songs, I feel that Majrooh Sultanpuri may have penned just over 1800 songs during his career. My estimate is lower than the estimates put up by other sources. I will discuss the break up of Majrooh Sultanpuri in detail in my writeups running into a few articles, beginning with this one.

The first movie where Majrooh Sultanpuri got to write lyrics was “Shahjahaan” (1946). Naushad was the music director. It was a K L Saigal starrer movie. So Majrooh Sultanpuri had the privilege of writing lyrics that were sung by K L Saigal. One of these sogs also had the voice of an up and coming singer caller Mohammad Rafi.

“Shahjahaan”(1946) had ten songs in it. Majrooh Sultanpuri penned seven of them. Majrooh Sultanpuri worked with Naushad in a total of nine movies. The break up is:

Naushad with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Shahjahaan 1946 10 10 7 7 Movie YIPPEED
2. Keemat 1946 9 9 9 9 Movie YIPPEED
3. Naatak 1947 10 10 1 1 Movie YIPPEED
4. Andaaz 1949 10 10 10 10 Movie YIPPEED
5. Saathi 1968 8 8 8 8 Movie YIPPEED
6. Taangewaala 1972 7 2 7 2
7. Chambal Ki Raani 1979 4 1 2 1
8. Dharam Kaanta 1982 6 2 6 2
9. Guddu 1995 7 0 7 0
Total 71 52 57 40

Thus we see that Majrooh Sultanpuri penned 57 songs for Naushad in nine movies. 40 of these songs have been covered in the blog. Five out of these nine movies are already YIPPEED.

The second music director with whom Majrooh Sultanpuri worked was Ghulam Mohammad. They came together for the first time in “Doli”(1947). They worked together in six movies, with “Paakeeza””(1971) being their last collaboration.

Ghulam Mohammad with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Doli 1947 9 3 4 1
2. Mehndi 1947 8 5 1 0
3. Hanste Aansoo 1950 11 6 3 2
4. Sheesha 1952 8 8 2 2 Movie YIPPEED
5. Do Gunde 1959 7 7 7 7 Movie YIPPEED
6. Paakeezaa 1971 9 9 2 2 Movie YIPPEED
Total 52 38 19 14

The next music directoror with whom Majrooh Sultanpuri got to work were Husnlal Bhagatram. They first came together in Romeo Juliet (1947) followed by Sartaj (1950) and Shama Parwaana (1954).

Husnlal Bhagatram with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Romeo Juliet 1947 8 3 1 0
2. Sartaaj 1950 9 3 6 3
3. Shama Parwaana 1954 11 11 11 11
Total 28 17 18 14

Ram Ganguly was the next music director who worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri. It was just one song, out of 8, in “Aag” (1948) that was penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Ram Ganguly with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Aag 1948 8 8 1 1 Raat ko jee chamken taare

Bulo C Rani worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri in three movies, viz. “Anjuman”(1948), “Najaare” (1949) and “Pyaar Ki Baaten” (1951)

Bulo C Rani with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Anjuman 1948 12 4 12 4
2. Najaare 1949 16 2 2 0
3. Pyaar Ki Baaten 1951 11 8 1 1
Total 39 14 15 5

Vasant Desai worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri in “Sona” (1948) where one song was penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Their second and final collaboration was ten years later where all the seven songs were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri in “Ardhaangini” (1958)

Vasant Desai with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Sona 1948 8 0 1 0
2. Ardhaangini 1958 7 7 7 7
Total 15 7 8 7

Pt Govindram worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri just once, viz in “Nisbat” (1949).

Pt Govindram with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Nisbat 1949 8 3 4 2

Naashaad worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri in two movies, viz. “Daada” (1949) and “Darwaaza” (1954).

Naashaad with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Daada 1949 10 6 2 1
2. Darwaaza 1954 8 5 4 3
Total 18 11 6 4

Anil Biswas worked with Majrooh in eight movies, beginning with the musical blockbuster “Aarzoo” (1950).

Anil Biswas with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Aarzoo 1950 9 9 7 7
2. Aakaash 1953 7 6 1 1
3. Fareb 1953 8 8 8 8
4. Hamdard 1953 9 9 1 1
5. Jalliyanwaala Baag Ki Jyoti 1953 7 1 1 0
6. Waaris 1954 10 6 4 4
7. Heer 1956 14 14 11 11
8. Paisa Hi Paisa 1956 10 5 10 5
Total 74 58 43 37

Thus one can see that Majrooh Sultanpuri collaborated with nine music directors in the decade of 1940s. Overall, he worked in 16 movies in 1940s and he penned 71 songs in these movies. 47 of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is as yet un discussed Majrooh sultanpuri song from 1940s. this song is from “Dada'(1949). It is sung by Shamshad Begam and Surinder Kaur. This song, the seventh from the movie to appear in the blog, is the second and final song penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri for this movie.

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

In this part of the discussion of Majrooh Sultanpuri related statistics, I have covered the nine music directors who worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri in 1940s. In the next part, I will cover those music directors who began collaborating with Majrooh Sultanpuri from 1950s. I request our readers to point our errors/ additional facts etc in the data presented here.


Song-Aa jaao phir zara meri bigdi ko banaane (Dada)(1949) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Naashaad

Lyrics

o o o
aa jaao zara
aa jaao zara
phir meri bigdi ko banaane
aa jaao zara
dukh dard ke kisse hain bahut tumko sunaane
aa jaao zara
aa jaao zara
phir meri bigdi ko banaane
aa jaao zara

ujdi huyi duniya ko bhala kaise basaaun
khoyi hui kismat ko kahaan dhoondhne jaaun
dhoondhne jaaun
main dard bhari
dard bhare mere fasaane
hai kaun mera
hai kaun jo aaye
meri bigdi ko banaane
hai kaun mera

ulfat ko zamaane ki hawa raas na aayi
dil deta hai ro ro ke
tumhaari hi duhaai
haay duhaai
jeena hai ghazab haaye
sitam hain ye zamaane
aa jaao zara
aa jaao zara
phir meri bigdi ko banaane
aa jaao zara

dil tod diya hai ki
tamanna bhi na machle
bedard zamaane ki tarah
wo bhi to nikle
insaan nahin wo jo
mera dard na jaane
hai kaun mera
hai kaun
jo aaye meri bigdi ko banaane
aa jaao zara

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“Laal Dupatta”(1948) was directed by K B Lal for Aakaash Chitra, Bombay. This movie had Madhubala, Sapru, Ranjeet Kumari, Neelam, Bahagabai, Gulzar, Rajan Haksar, Kesari, Pandit Iqbal, Yusuf, Ulhas etc in it.
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