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4454 Post No. : 15921

In my last three articles, I have discussed Hindi film dancers, Mohana Cabral, Sheila Vaz and Minu Mumtaz. One common factor in all the three dancers was that they had active Hindi film careers of around 5-6 years after which they got married and quit Hindi films when they had not even attained 25 years of age. They took the responsibilities as house-wives and lived happily with more or less the same level of comfort and life style as they would have got had they continued their filmy careers. To this list of three Hindi film dancers, I am adding one more dancer who also quit Hindi films after her active years of Hindi film career during 1960-66. The name of the dancer is Jeevankala. She got married in 1969 when she was 25.

I got background information on Jeevankala from her two interviews – one in 1964 which was published in ‘Picture Post’ magazine and republished in ‘Cineplot’ on January 1, 2012. The other interview was of recent origin which was taken by Shishir Krishna Sharma in December 2018 and published in his Blog, ‘Beete Hue Din’ on March 31, 2020. Based on these two interviews, the main highlights of the profile of Jeevankala and her journey with Hindi film industry are given below:

Jeevankala (also written as Jeevan Kala) was born on June 29, 1944 at Pune to Dattatreya and Gangubai who were actors in silent films and later in Marathi films when sound films started in 1931. However, after Jeevankala was born, the parents gave up their film career. Incidentally, the name, ‘Jeevankala’ was suggested by her neighbour, Lata Mangeshkar. Jeevankala did her primary schooling in Pune. Simultaneously, knowing his daughter’s interest in dances, the father put her under the tutelage of Babsaheb Gokhale for Kathak dance and Professor Gaekwad for Bharatnatayam dance for a period of 7 years. Later, she learnt all other formats of dances by herself.

In 1957, Jeevankala’s family shifted to Mumbai as she got a job of assiatant dance teacher in Bharatiya Vidhya Bhawan and taught Kathak dance to students. She was also participating in Lata Mangeshkar’s musical shows in Mumbai in which she used to give her dance recitals. She also attended the night school and completed her Matric in 1960.

In one of Jeevankala’s dance recitals, producer-director K Amarnath saw her skill in dancing and offered her a role of a dancer in his film, ’Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959) in which she had two dance songs. However, she also said that ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959) was her debut film in which a song “Akhiyaan Bhool Gayi Hain Sona” was picturised on her. [As per her filmography, she had already acted in 8 films during 1956-58. I will come to it later].

After she was noticed in her dance skills in ‘Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959) and ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959), Jeevankala started getting many films offers. Starting as a dancer, over a period of time, she started getting character actor’s roles and also romantic roles pairing with comedians. She also got the role of a vamp in ‘Mr. X in Bombay’ (1964) and ‘Saraswatichandra’ (1968).

In 1969, Jeevankala got married to Ram Kelkar, the story, screen-play and dialogue writer in Marathi films. It was a marriage arranged by Sulochana Latkar who was like ‘God Mother’ to her after the death of her mother in 1965. After marriage, Jeevankala quit the film industry. Her husband, Ram Kelkar became a successful story, screen-play and dialogue writers for Hindi films like ‘Beimaan’ (1972), ‘Aap Ki Kasam’ (1974), ‘Sanyaasi’ (1975), Kaalicharan’ (1976), ‘Asha’ (1980), ‘Hero’ (1983), ‘Ram Lakhan’ (1989), ‘Khalnaayak’ (1993) etc.

On the basis of Jeevankala’s filmography checked from the various sources, I have been able to list 110 Hindi films in which she worked during 1956 to 1968. A few films of her were released late up to 1974. Her active years of film career was during 1960-1966, appearing in 70 films. In the 1964 interview, Jeevankala gave the impression of ‘Kal Hamara Hai’ (1959) as her first Hindi film and in the 2018 interview, she mentioned ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959) as her debut film. It is interesting to note that in ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959), Jeevankala has not been accredited in the credit titles of the film. But she appears in one song of the film.

A further interesting observation about Jeevankala’s filmography is that before 1959, she had worked in as many as 8 films which include ‘Alam Ara’ (1956), ‘Paristaan’ (1957), ‘Khota Paisa’ (1958) and ‘Detective’ (1958). In ‘Khota Paisa’ (1958), a dance song “O Jaan e Jaan Muddat Ke Baad” has been picturised on her.

Jeevankala, who started with big banners film producing companies like Prakash Pictures’ ‘Goonj Uthi Shahnai’ (1959) and K Amarnath Productions’ ‘Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959), drifted into ‘B’ grade movies in the genres of fantasy, action, costume drama, thriller etc. In such films, heroes would be like Sheikh Mukhtar, Ranjan, Daljeet, Dara Singh and heroines would be like Chitra, Vijaya Chowdhary, Parveen Chowdhary, Nishi etc. Of course, she also continued to be associated with big banner films like ‘China Town’ (1962), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965), ‘Khandaan’ (1965), ‘Himalaya Ki God Mein’ (1965), ‘Saawan Ki Ghata’ (1966), ‘Saraswatichandra’ (1968) etc.

Jeevankala has also worked in some Marathi films. In ‘Putra Whava Aisa’ (1961), she was in lead role opposite Vivek in which an immortal song,  जिथे सागरा धरणी मिळते beautifully rendered by Suman Kalyanpur was picturised on Jeevankala. A laavani  song, रेशमाच्या रेघांनी, लाल काळया धाग्यांनी from ‘Marathi Tituka Melwava’ (1964) was also picturised on Jeevankala as a laavani dancer.

In the interview of December 2018, Jeevankala has claimed that about 70 songs have been picturised on her. Our Blog has covered 38 songs picturised on her and 17 songs, the video clips of which are available on video sharing platforms are yet to be covered on the Blog. Thus, the total songs picturised on Jeevankala works out to 55. In addition, there could be a few more of her songs for which video clips are not available as some of her films are not traceable as of now.

During the listing of songs picturised on Jeevankala, I came across an obscure  film ‘Panch Ratan’ (1965) (In the credit titles it is written as ‘पंच-रतन’ in Hindi) which was directed by Kamran. The star cast consisted of Randhawa, Parveen Chowdhary, Kamran, Kamal Mehra, Amarnath, Shyam Kumar, Randhir, Sadhana Khote, Jeevankala, Laxmi Chhaya, Meenaxi, Aruna etc. The full film is available for viewing in HD quality and it belongs to the ‘Action-Costume Drama’ genre. Probably, this film was meant for those audience who used to enjoy wrestling bouts between Dara Singh, King Kong and others in the 60s at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Worli in Mumbai. In addition, there are sword fights in the film for such audience.

The film has 5 songs written by 2 lyricists – Anjaan (4) and Upendra (1). I am presenting the song, “Kya Ho. . . Kahin Miley Do Nigaahen” from ‘Panch Ratan’ (1965). The song is rendered by Suman Kalyanpur and Kamal Barot and is picturised on Laxmi Chhaya and Jeevankala, respectively. In the audience, Parveen Chowdhary,  Randhawa, Kamal Mehra, Meenaxi and Shyam Kumar can be seen among others.

The song is written by Anjaan which is set to music by Sardar Malik.

Song – Kya Ho. . Haaye Kya Ho (Panch Ratan) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Sardar Malik
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

kya ho
haaye kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen
phir kya ho
arre kya ho
haaye kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaaye phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho
 
jab jawaan hasraton ka
jaam ho chhalka chhalka
dagmagaate ho armaan
ho nasha halka halka
aise mein
jab koi
dekh le
pyaar se

phir kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen phir kya ho
arre kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaayen phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho
 
ho sama aashiqaana
dil mein bhi bachpana ho
aisi naazuk ghadi mein
unse jo saamna ho
dil dagaa
de hamen

dhadkane
jaayen tham

phir kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen
phir kya ho
haay kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaayen phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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क्या हो
हाय क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें
फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
हाय क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो

जब जवां हसरतों का
जाम हो छलका छलका
डमगाते हों अरमां
हो नशा हल्का हल्का
ऐसे में
जब कोई
देख ले
प्यार से
फिर क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो

हो समा आशिक़ाना
दिल में भी बचपना हो
ऐसी नाज़ुक घड़ी में
उनसे जो सामना हो
दिल दगा
दे हमें
धड़कनें
जाएँ थम
फिर क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो


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Blog Day : 4009 Post No. : 15115

“Pyaar Ki Baazi”(1967) was directed by K Malik and Shaukat for Salim Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Jagdeep, Vijaya Chaudhary, Anuradha, Paro, Anant Kumar etc in it.

This forgotten B grade movie had five songs in it. One song ws covered in the blog as far back as in 2011.

After the passage of nearly eight years, here is the second song from “Pyaar Ki Baazi”(1967) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Kamal Barot. Akhtar Romani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jimmy.

The song is picturised as a synchronised dance song. I am unable to identify the two dancers. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors seen in the picturisation.


Song-Dilbar nazar mila le (Pyaar Ki Baazi)(1967) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics-Akhtar Romani, MD-Jimmy
Both

Lyrics

dilbar nazar mila le
dam bhar to muskura le ae
dilbar nazar mila le
dam bhar to muskura le
pyaar ki mehfil aur jawaan dil
roz kahaan milte hain
dilbar nazar mila le
dam bhar to muskura le
dilbar nazar mila le
dambhar to muskura le
hoye pyaar ki mehfil aur jawaan dil
roj kahan milte hain
dilbar nazar mila le

tujhse meri saansen jaane kya daastaan kah gayin
haaye aankhen meri aankhen
jo jhuki to rah gayin

o aankhon mein aankh daale
aankhon mein aankh daale
koi mujhe sambhaale hoye
aankhon mein aankh daale koi mujhe sambhaale
oye pyaar ki mehfil aur jawaan dil
roz kahaan milte hain
dilbar nazar mila le

aanchal mera aanchal
dheere dheere dhalakne laga
haaye kaajal mera kaajal pyaar ban ke chhalkne laga
o jeene ka gham mita le
jeene ka gham mita le
?? mein hans hansaa le hoye
jeene ka gham mita le
?? mein hans hansaa le hoye
pyaar ki mehfil aur jawaan dil
roz kahaan milte hain
dilbar nazar mila le

humdum mere humdum
tu agar saaz e dil chhed de
mausam yahi mausam jhoom kar gungunaane lage
o o aa tu bhi aaj gaa le
aa tu bhi aaj gaa le
kuchh sun le kuchh sunaa le hoye
aa tu bhi aaj gaa le
kuchh sun le kuchh sunaa le
pyaar ki mehfil aur jawaan dil
roz kahaan milte hain
dilbar nazar mila le
dambhar to muskura le
dilbar nazar mila le
dambhar to muskura le
hoy pyaar ki mehfil aur jawaan dil
roz kahaan milte hain
dilbar nazar mila le


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 : 3469 Post No. : 13925

Missing Films of 1960s – 44
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There is so much to be explored and to be showcased. This journey of debut songs is taking us down the 1960s path, and almost every day we are discovering fabulous gems of song that most people have not heard.

Today’s film is ‘Flying Circus’ from 1965. The film is produced under the banner of Regal Films, Bombay and is directed by Dhanpat Rai. The star cast is led by Ranjan and Nasreen, and also includes Bela Bose, Neelofer, Rajan Kapoor, Babu Raje, Polson, Shyam, Vishwa Mehra, Shri Bhagwan and Kamini Devi etc. There are six songs listed for this film. Music is composed by Robin Bannerjee. Two lyricists are identified – Farooque Kaiser and Yogesh Gaud. This song is from the pen of Yogesh Gaud.

The singing voices are those of Suman Kalyanpur and Kamal Barot.

The music is the key. An obscure film, and a lesser known music director. But see, what wonders can be created even in these obscure circumstances. From the sound and flow of the song, I am quite sure this is a twin dance song. Also, keeping Nasreen’s name possibly for the leading role, the two names that could possibly be performing this song on screen are Bela Bose and Neelofer, but I am just guessing. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends, to add more information for this film and this song.

A lilting fast paced dance number, I am sure you are going to like.  Enjoy

 

Song – Lag Gaya Re Lag Gaya Re Teer Nishaane Pe  (Flying Circus) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – Yogesh Gaud, MD – Robin Bannerjee
Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot

Lyrics

lag gaya
lag gaya
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
jaaye kya bachke koi meri nigaahon se
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
jaaye kya bachke koi meri nigaahon se
lag gaya

aaj aalam hai ye bekhudi ka
dil ke armaan bas mein nahin hain
aaj aalam hai ye bekhudi ka
dil ke armaan bas mein nahin hain
hum ko mehsoos yun ho raha hai
jaise hum is zameen par nahin hain
jaise hum is zameen par nahin hain
lag gaya
lag gaya
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
jaaye kya bachke koi meri nigaahon se
lag gaya

aaj naghmon ki masti mein dekho
doob jaayige ye duniya saari
aaj naghmon ki masti mein dekho
doob jaayige ye duniya saari
jis taraf bhi nigaahen uthengi
nazar aayegi surat hamaari
nazar aayegi surat hamaari
lag gaya
lag gaya
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
jaaye kya bachke koi meri nigaahon se
lag gaya

aaj kadmon mein dekho mein hamaare
bijliyaan laakh bal kha rahin hain
aur sajde mein har ik ada ke
laakh nazren bichhin ja rahi hain
laakh nazren bichhin ja rahi hain
lag gaya
lag gaya
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
lag gaya re lag gaya re
teer nishaane pe
jaaye kya bachke koi meri nigaahon se
lag gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लग गया
लग गया
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
जाएगा बचके कोई मेरी निगाहों से
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
जाएगा बचके कोई मेरी निगाहों से
लग गया

आज आलम है ये बेखुदी का
दिल के अरमान बस में नहीं हैं
आज आलम है ये बेखुदी का
दिल के अरमान बस में नहीं हैं
हमको महसूस ये हो रहा है
जैसे हम इस ज़मीन पर नहीं हैं
जैसे हम इस ज़मीन पर नहीं हैं
लग गया
लग गया
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
जाएगा बचके कोई मेरी निगाहों से
लग गया

आज नग़मों की मस्ती में देखो
डूब जाएगी ये दुनिया सारी
आज नग़मों की मस्ती में देखो
डूब जाएगी ये दुनिया सारी
जिस तरफ भी निगाहें उठेंगी
नज़र आएगी सूरत तुम्हारी
नज़र आएगी सूरत तुम्हारी
लग गया
लग गया
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
जाएगा बचके कोई मेरी निगाहों से
लग गया

आज कदमों में देखो हमारे
बीजलियाँ लाख बलखा रही हैं
आज कदमों में देखो हमारे
बीजलियाँ लाख बलखा रही हैं
और सजदे में हर इक अदा के
लाख नज़रें बिछीं जा रही हैं
लाख नज़रें बिछीं जा रही हैं
लग गया
लग गया
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
लग गया रे लग गया रे
तीर निशाने पे
जाएगा बचके कोई मेरी निगाहों से
लग गया


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.

Today, we are celebrating the 3400th day that this blog has been operating.

And we Yippeee a film that has been waiting for more than two years for the final song to come online. 🙂

Sometimes, Atul ji springs a wonderful surprise. And at a very short notice too. It is 8.30 pm in the night (on 7th Nov). I am just casually checking my emails. Plop. There is a message from him. We have a significant and a very different type of milestone lined up for tomorrow (8th Nov). The immediate next sentence, he is quickly clarifying that no, the said milestone has nothing to do with demonetization anniversary or any other subject of Indian economy. The next sentence he clarifies, without building any suspense or delays in his words. 8th Nov is exactly the 3400th day of the continued existence of our blog. A few lights start blinking inside the head. Wow, – thanks ji, – what a surprise, – such a different type of milestone, – gosh tomorrow, – what a scramble, – and in a secret corner, another light blinks that says – अरे सर, थोड़ा एडवांस नोटिस तो देना चाहिए॰ ॰ ॰ खैर॰ ॰ ॰
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Missing Films of 1960s – 35
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Her name is listed as the fourth lady music director in Hindi cinema. But then, that is where the comparison ends. The first three names considered are Ishrat Sultana, better known as Bibbo, then Jaddan Bai, and then we have Khorshed Minocher-Homji, more popularly known as Saraswati Devi. These stalwart composers from the earlier decades (1930s and 40s) of Indian cinema, were formally trained in Hindustani classical music, which also defined their style and the types of songs they composed.
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It is always a refreshing change to find songs that deal with day to day concerns of movie goers. And what is a more day to day concern for young ones than their studies. Tender minds of young students have struggled to cope with intricacies of their subject for many generations. 🙂
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