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

Blog Day : 3972 Post No. : 15058

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 34
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Ten years back, 3rd June, 2009, five songs and five films. The films are,

Shart 1954
Return of Mr Superman 1960
Ganga Jamuna 1961
Khoj 1971
Ek Baar Muskura Do 1972

The film ‘Shart’ from 1954 made its debut on the blog with the iconic “Naa Ye Chaand Hogaa Na Taare Rahenge”. In terms of completion, the films ‘Shart’ and ‘Ganga Jamuna’ have been yippeee’d already. The remaining songs of the rest of the three films are waiting in the wings.

Coming of 1960s also saw the waning of the career of music director Anil Biswas. Active in the industry since 1935, Anil Biswas has made a very significant and a lasting contribution to the music of Hindi cinema. A trendsetter in many ways, Anil Da has also been responsible to introduce and groom some of the finest singing voices in the industry.

After two and half decades, in the beginning of 1960s, his body of work was reduced to just a trickle. In 1961, he directs the music for ‘Lucky Number’; in 1962, it is ‘Sautela Bhai’; and after many delays, ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ finally got released in 1965.  And it turns out to be his last film in the industry. He had actually moved to Delhi already, during this time frame (March of 1963) and was working at the All India Radio as the director of the National Orchestra and Chief Producer of the program ‘Sugam Sangeet’.

Today, we revisit one of his lesser known films – ‘Return of Mr Superman’ from 1960. The song is a mujra performance, presented on screen by Heera Sawant. I hope I am correctly identifying the main dancer in this clip. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please confirm or correct me. There are other actors in the audience that can be identified. We can clearly make out David and Rajan Haksar. There is another gentleman with ruffled hair and a large round eyes. I request the readers and friends to please help put a name to this face. Also, there is a trio of supporting singers on screen, who lip sync the chorus lines. Again, the request is to help identify these ladies.
[Ed Note: Prakash ji has identified the “. . .gentleman with ruffled hair and a large round eyes.” as Jagdish Kanwal. Thanks Prakash ji.]

The film is produced and directed by Manmohan Sabir, for his home banner – Manmohan Pictures, Bombay. The film has seven songs listed in the Geet Kosh, written by four songwriters – Anand Bakshi, Kaif Irfani, Manmohan Sabir, and PL Santoshi. This song is written by Manmohan Sabir. The music, of course, is by Anil Biswas.

The cast of the film is listed as Jairaj, Sheela Ramani, Helen, David, Naazi, Majnu, Shammi, Ram Mohan, Rajan Haksar, Jagdish Kanwal, Heera Sawant, Nazeer Kashmiri, Mohinder, Saleem Raza, Robert, Gulab, Ramesh, Arvind, Harun, Master Naveen, Krishna, and Funny Walker.

There is one interesting discussion that we have had earlier on this blog, relating to one song purportedly from this film. The song is “Stella O Stella O Stella”. The curiosity about this song is that it has also appeared earlier in the film ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’ from 1959. This earlier film also has music directed by Anil Biswas. On our blog, it so happens that this song, as it appears in ‘Return of Mr Superman’ is already posted; and the same song as it appears in ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’ has not yet been posted.

I would like to bring to the notice of interested readers, the fact that this song does NOT appear in the list of songs given in Geet Kosh for the film ‘Return of Mr Superman’. The original song, as appearing in ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’, written by Sahir Sb, is the correct attribution of this song. The appearance in the later film ‘Return of Mr Superman’ is simply a repeat use, probably inserted at a short notice to fill a certain scenario. The song certainly does not belong to this later film.

Coming back to the song for today – as one listens carefully, one realizes that this is actually a ghazal that has been presented as a mujra. An interesting variation. I am sure we will find more such instances, if we start looking carefully. Earlier, we have identified a couple of ghazals that has been presented as qawwaalis (and I am sure there are more of such instances also). So now we have another variation – I am sure we will find more cases of a ghazal presented as a mujra. As one listens to the wordings, it is really a very endearing expression –

dil to tujh ko de diya, ab jaan bhi de denge hum
jaan lene se na ab, ae jaan e mann ghabraaiye

So, remembering Anil Biswas – his rememberance day was 31st May, just three days ago. Getting on to another 10 year connect. And getting to listen to this wonderful mujra. . .

Editor note-With this song, Meena Kapoor completes 100th song as a singer in the blog.

Song – Dil Milaate Jaaiye Nazren Milaate Jaaiye (Return of Mr Superman) (1960) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyrics – Manmohan Sabir, MD – Anil Biswas
Chorus

Lyrics

dil milaate jaaiye..ae..ae
nazren milaate jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
ik nazar ae meharbaan
ab aur na tarsaaiye
ik nazar ae meharbaan
ab aur na tarsaaiye

haaye na tarsaaiye
ab aur na tarsaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye

aap ka parda rahe aur
hum ko ho deedaar e yaar
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
bach ke duniya ki nazar se
ae ji khwaab mein aa jaaiye
bach ke duniya ki nazar se
khwaab mein aa jaaiye
khwaab mein aa jaaiye
khwaab mein aa jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye

gair ki mehfil mein hum se
parda-daari kis liye
haaan aaaa aaaa aaaa
hum tumhaare hain
tumhaare
tumhaa..are
ae ji hum se na sharmaaiye
hum tumhaare hain
tumhaare
hum se na sharmaaiye
hum se na sharmaaiye ji 
hum se na sharmaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye

dil to tujh ko de diya
ho oo oo oo oo
dil to tujh ko de diya
ab jaan bhi de denge hum
haaan aaa aaa aaa aaaa
jaan lene se na ab
ae jaan e mann ghabraaiye
jaan lene se na ab
ae jaan e mann ghabraaiye
jaan e mann ghabraaiye
ji jaan e mann ghabraaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
ik nazar ae meharbaan
ab aur na tarsaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल मिलाते जाइए॰॰ए॰॰ए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
इक नज़र ए मेहरबान
अब और ना तरसाइए
इक नज़र ए मेहरबान
अब और ना तरसाइए

हाए ना तरसाइए
अब और ना तरसाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए

आप का पर्दा रहे और
हमको हो दीदार ए यार
आ आ आ आ
बच के दुनिया की नज़र से
ए जी ख्वाब में आ जाइए
बच के दुनिया की नज़र से
ख्वाब में आ जाइए
ख्वाब में आ जाइए
ख्वाब में आ जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए

गैर की महफिल में हमसे
पर्दादारी किस लिए
हाँ आ आ आ आ
हम तुम्हारे हैं
तुम्हारे
तुम्हा॰॰आरे
ए जी हम से ना शर्माइए
हम तुम्हारे हैं
तुम्हारे
हम से ना शर्माइए
हम से ना शर्माइए
जी हम से ना शर्माइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए

दिल तो तुझको दे दिया
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल तो तुझको दे दिया
अब जान भी दे देंगे हम
जान लेने से ना अब
ए जान ए मन घबराइए
जान लेने से ना अब
ए जान ए मन घबराइए
जान ए मन घबराइए
जी जान ए मन घबराइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
इक नज़र ए मेहरबान
अब और ना तरसाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए


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 :

3928 Post No. : 14999 Movie Count :

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 9
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The other day, I read one quote, ‘My grand kids believe, I am the oldest thing in the world. And after spending 2 to 3 hours with them, I believe it too !”

I liked it very much and I immediately copy-pasted it in several WA groups where I am a member-including a group of Atulites.

For most people, after a certain age and after retirement, spending time is a big problem. Especially for those, who have no hobby, reading habits or a friend circle of same age group. This was never a problem for me, not because of anything written above. I retired in 1998, i.e. about 21 years ago. After doing a roaring consultancy for 5 years, I got fed up and left everything completely.

For next few years, I traveled quite a lot, with my wife. After that I settled to a steady, disciplined life. I revived my old love – love of old films and music. After a gap of almost 50 years, I remembered my diaries, which I had written after seeing every film till about 1960 or so. I opened those boxes and to my horror found that due to humidity in Bombay, white ants had attacked the diaries. I could, however, salvage majority of them – though in torn and faded conditions. . .  but still worth their weight in gold !

By then, I had crossed 70 years of age. I learned operating the computer and smart phones etc., from my grand children and started surfing. One day I struck gold. I came across THIS BLOG. I was impressed with the Blog and enjoyed old songs whenever posted on it. After about 2 years of only commenting and sharing information on the Blog, Atul ji motivated me to write a post here. My first post was the song “Surya Wahi Chandra Wahi“, from the film ‘Savitri’ (1937) and it came up on 1st October 2012. The rest is history, as they say.

This Blog changed my life totally. It provided a purpose of life to me. Through posting articles here, I reinforced my belief that “Sharing knowledge increases your knowledge”. Along with the Blog I too grew up and earned a name for myself in the social media. Like the Blog, I too celebrated my Milestones of 100, 500, and 700 articles. . . –  and the ride continues. . . 🙂

This Blog has given me new friends. Normally, it is difficult to cultivate new friends in old age, but contrary to this, I got very good friends, though none from my age group. Still, they accepted me heartily. Thank you Atulites. The Blog occupies a vital position in our lives now. Every Blog event is shared and celebrated. In this journey, few friends were left behind and some new ones came in, but the Band Wagon marches on… on… on and on…

The Blog is approaching one of the most important Milestones in recent times – achieving a record of 15000 songs, posted with full and correct lyrics, videos as well as lot of information woven around the songs, by Atul ji and his team of contributors. I feel proud that even my ‘Two Cents’ are there in this milestone. This Blog is unique, ATUL ji is an excellent leader and all contributors to posts, lyrics, comments, videos etc deserve CONGRATULATIONS !

True to my reputation, I have selected a song from an old film – in fact a film belonging to the first 5 years of talkie era – ‘Divine Sacrifice’ aka ‘Kimti Kurbani’ from 1935. The song, written by an unknown lyricist, is sung by Rajkumari Dubey and the music is given by Master Motilal Nayak.

During the early phase of the talkie films, most music directors came with either stage or classical background. The film people never crossed borders initially – at least for the first few years. Those who worked in Bombay remained here and those who worked in Calcutta stayed put there only. Motilal Nayak was one such MD, who gave music only to films made in Calcutta.

Calcutta’s New Theatres was like a family. It ran on systems. It became a way of life for people working in it. Since its establishment in 1930, competition increased consistently, in the number of film producing companies in Calcutta. By 1938, there were many Production houses in Calcutta alone. Some of them were- Arora Film Co., Shri Bharat Laxmi Pictures, Chitramandir, RBS Productions, Dev-Dutt Films, East India Film Co., Indu Movietone, Kali Films, Kamala Talkies, Madan Theatres, New Popular Pictures, Moti Mahal Theatres, Murli Pictures, Quality Pictures, Radha Film Co., Sonoray Picture Syndicate, Sunrise Film Co., M & SFD Company, and Tollywood Studio. (Interesting point here – Bombay film industry came to be known as Bollywood decades after this Calcutta studio – Tollywood – which continues till today for Bangla film industry). Only few of these were regular film production houses with own facilities. Most others were formed to produce occasional films, using facilities at the regular production studios.

Motilal Nayak gave music to only handful films – ‘Aankh Ka Tara’ – (1932, Madan Theatres), ‘Kanya Vikray’ – (1934, Pioneer Films), ‘Divine Sacrifice’ – (1935, M&SD Films), ‘Asmat Ka Moti’ – (1935, Pioneer), Noor E Wahadat’ – (1936, East India Film Co), ‘Bandit Of The Air’ – (1936, Modern India Talkies; this was also the debut and the only film where KN Singh was the hero). All these films were made at Calcutta only.

The cast of ‘Divine Sacrifice’ was Khalil, Miss Rose, Laxmi, Abbas Ali, Sheela, Amir Ali, Agha Jaani, Rajkumari etc.

Master Khalil Ahmed (variously mentioned as Khalil, Master Khalil, and Khalil Ahmed) was the first ever star of the silent era as well as talkie films from 1920 to 1940s. Born in 1903, he became a hero in Kohinoor’s ‘Gul E Bakavali’ (1924), opposite Zubeida. He was the first handsome and macho hero of those times. He acted with all top heroines of his time. Some of his 30 silent films are, ‘Kaala Naag’, ‘Kulin Kanta’, ‘Lanka Ni Laadi’, ‘Cinema Queen’ etc.

He featured in his first talkie film, ‘Draupadi’ (1931), made by Imperial, opposite Ermeline. Then came ‘Daulat Ka Nasha’ (1931), ‘Bharati Mata’ (1932), ‘Niti Vijay’ (1932), ‘Do Rangi Duniya’ (1933) and ‘Saubhagya Sundari’ (1933). In 1934 Khalil went to Calcutta on the invitation of East India Films. His first film in Calcutta was ‘Kismet Ki Kasauti’ (1934). Then he joined Tollywood Studio (Madon Theatres). Here his first film was ‘Gaibi Gola’ (1935), in which Baby Noorjehan made her debut as a child star.

He was in great demand in Bombay also, so Khalil started doing films in Calcutta and Bombay, by frequently travelling between the two cities. This caused a lot of stress on him, but he always kept his commitments. During this period, he also got married and got children. He settled in Calcutta and traveled often to Bombay to do films there.

Khalil did different roles, including Hindu Gods. He never changed his name. In those days very few Muslim actors kept their real names. Incidentally, during his peak time, there were two more artists named Khalil. One was Khalil Aftab, who was a lyricist and he acted in film ‘Dard E Dil’ (1934) and ‘The Mill’ (1934). This latter film was banned and was released later in 1936 as ‘Ghareeb Parwar’. The other actor was Khalil Khan, who had acted in film ‘Deepak Mahal’ (1940). In all, Khalil acted in 27 talkie films. He died quite young, on 28-11-1941, at Calcutta. Too much travelling and stress must have taken its toll on him. He was only 38 year old. He left behind one wife with 5 children.

Khalil did 13 films in Calcutta – ‘Kismet Ki Kasauti (1934), ‘Gaibi Gola’ (1935), ‘Miss Manorama’ (1935), ‘Jawaani Ka Nasha’ (1935), ‘Divine Sacrifice’ (1935), ‘Raj Dulari (1936), ‘Bulbul e Iran’ (1936), ‘Parivartan’ (1936), ‘Adarsh Mahila’ (1937), ‘Aflatoon’ (1937), ‘Karmaveer’ (1938), ‘Abla Ki Shakti’ (1941) and ‘Merchant Of Venice’ (1941).

In Bombay, he did 14 films – ‘Draupadi’ (1931), Daulat Ka Nash’ (1931), ‘Bharati Mata’ (1932), ‘Niti Vijay’ (1932), ‘Do Rangi Duniya’ (1933), ‘Saubhagya Sundari’ (1933), ‘Typist Girl’ (1935), ‘Shaitan Ka Paash’ (1936), ‘Khudai Khidmatgaar’ (1937), ‘Kiski Pyaari’ (1937), ‘Hamara Desh’ (1940), ‘Pyaar’ (1940), ‘Waayda’ (1940) and ‘Taj Mahal’ (1941).

Khalil acted with most of the leading heroines of his time like, Noorjehan (Sr), Jilloo (Zulekha Ibrahim – she was known by Jilloo Bai in her later career), Kajjan (6 films), Mushtari (3 films; she died too young, in her teens only), Miss Rose (2 films), Violet Cooper (2 films), Radha Rani, Ram Pyari, Begum Akhtar (she was then known as Akhtari Faizabadi), Sulochana, Ameena, Leela Desai, Indurani, Gulab, Ermeline and Sheela etc. Khalil was very good natured and a popular actor among his co stars and producers.

A Muslim by birth, he performed are variety of roles in films. His initial acting phase included roles of Shri Krishna and Shri Ram. Disenchanted by the communal riots during those times, he gave a speech in the Indian Motion Picture Congress, on 4th May 1939. Baburao Patel’s Film India published this extract from his speech-

“I have played Hindu Gods in films. I worked under Hindu producers only. I am disturbed by these riots. I am popular among Hindus and Muslims. We are the devotees of Art and Art has no religion.”

Indian Film Industry is perhaps the only industry which is truly a secular one, since its inception. Master Khalil Ahmed was an example of that.

The film was directed by BN Rao. His original name was Balkrishna Narayanan Nair. He was born in 1909 at Tellicherry in Kerala. His family shifted to Bombay because his father got a job in Bombay. By that time it was schooling age for Rao. One kind neighbor – a Marathi individual – helped him to get admission in a nearby school. While filling up the form the Marathi friend wrote his name as BN Rao. For this friend, every south Indian name must end with Rao only! And this name stuck to him till the end.

BN Rao directed only 2 Hindi films – ‘Veer Kumari’ and ‘Divine Sacrifice’ both in 1935. Later he became a very famous and successful Tamil and Telugu director, especially with Gemini Studios and SS Vasan. His best film was ‘Bal Nagamma’ (1942) – which he only completed, when the original director Pullayya pulled out halfway. However, the credits show Pullayya’s name as director. Hindi film ‘Bahut Din Huye’ (1954) was a remake of this film. He had also written the screenplay of film ‘Chandralekha’ (1948). ‘Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema’ by Rajadhyaksha says this about BN Rao,

B.N.Rao – (b. 1909) Tamil director and actor born in Tellicherry, Kerala. Also worked in Hindi and in Telugu. Started acting at Imperial (1926); assisted R.S. Choudhury and the cameramen Adi and Rustom Irani. Went to East India Co. (1933) and later to Madan in Calcutta, where he débuted as director with Hindi films. In 1937, moved to the Central Studios in Coimbatore; then to Gemini in Madras (1940) where he directed what is taken to be the studio’s début feature, ‘Madanakamarajan’. Established himself as a successful director in the late 40s; then left to work for Shaws Malay Film Prod. (1953-6) making films starring P Ramlee, and for Cathay Keris Film Studio (1957-64) in Singapore, directing e.g. Maria Menado, Nordin Ahmad and Latifah Omar. Returned to India for one more feature and retired in Madras.

Today’s song is the only song of this film available. With this song, the film makes its debut on the Blog. Remember, this is a song almost 85 year old.

Once again, I CONGRATULATE Atul ji, Sudhir ji and all others for reaching the milestone of 15000 songs ! Jai Ho !!

Song – Kyon Na Looten Mazey Wasl e Yaar Ke (Divine Sacrifice) (1935) Singer – Rajkumari, Lyrics – Unattributed, MD – Master Motilal Nayak

Lyrics

kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke

haan
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke
beete jaate hain ye din bahaar ke
haan
beete jaate hain ye din bahaar ke

ke hazaaron ki tabiyat machal jaayegi
dil laakhon ke ?? chheen kar jaayegi
jab wo niklegi seena ubhaar ke
haan
jab wo niklegi seena ubhaar ke
haan
jab wo niklegi seena ubhaar ke
haan
jab wo niklegi seena ubhaar ke
haan
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke

paan kha kar labon ko bachaane lagey
haan
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa
paan kha kar labon ko bachaane lagey
wo to hans hans ke naaz dikhaane lagey
jis mein gul ?? ?? anaar ke
haan
jis mein gul ?? ?? anaar ke
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke
haan
kyon na looten mazey wasl e . . .

teri aankhon ne to jaani ghazab kar diya
baaton baaton mein mera dil kyon le liya
khoob maari kataari sambhaar ke
haan
khoob maari kataari sambhaar ke
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke
haan
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaa . . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए यार के
हाँ
क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए यार के
बीते जाते हैं ये दिन बहार के
हाँ
बीते जाते हैं ये दिन बहार के

के हजारों के तबीयत मचल जाएगी
दिल लाखों के ?? छीन कर जाएगी
जब वो निकलेगी सीना उभार के
हाँ
जब वो निकलेगी सीना उभार के
हाँ
जब वो निकलेगी सीना उभार के
हाँ
जब वो निकलेगी सीना उभार के
हाँ
क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए यार के

पान खा कर लबों को बचाने लगे
हाँ
आsss आssss आsssssss
आssss आssss आssssssssss आsssssss
पान खा कर लबों को बचाने लगे
वो तो हस हस के नाज़ दिखाने लगे
जिस में गुल ?? ?? अनार के
हाँ
जिस में गुल ?? ?? अनार के
क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए ॰ ॰ ॰

तेरी आँखों ने तो जानी ग़ज़ब कर दिया
बातों बातों में मेरा दिल क्यों ले लिया
खूब मारी कटारी संभार के
हाँ
खूब मारी कटारी संभार के
हाँ
क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए या॰ ॰ ॰


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

Blog Day : 3912 Post No. : 14971

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 26
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Ten years ago, this day – the score card was six films, and six songs. The songs posted on that day are listed below.

 

Naino Me Pyaar Dole Sheroo 1957
Kaare Kaare Baadraa Bhaabhi 1957
Jab Baadal Lahraaya Chhoo Mantar 1956
Dil Pukaare Aare Aare Jewel Thief 1967
Tumhaari Nazar Kyun Khafa Ho Gayi Do Kaliyaan 1968
Har Haseen Cheez Ka Main Talabgaar Hoon Saudaagar 1973

 

Out of the six films, five films have since been Yippeee’d on the blog. I notice this interesting push for completing songs of a film. It seems that the preference is always to complete songs of films from 1950s and 1960s. Most of the time, when we are searching for a suitable selection for this Ten Years Challenge series, the films with songs pending are most likely to be not from 1950s and 1960s. I think it is a combination of preference for the melody and music of those two decades, plus the availability. On these two counts, the films from 1950s and 1960s would score the highest, and hence their quicker movement towards Yippeee status.

The film from this list, which still has songs remaining to be posted, belongs to 1973 – ‘Saudaagar’. When this film appeared in the theatres, the one surprising element was the lead pair – Amitabh Bachchan and Nutan, plus Padma Khanna of course. Once one got to know the storyline though, the choice would be rationalized. But at first sight, Nutan – a fairly senior lead actress by that time, paired opposite to an almost rank new comer, Amitabh Bachchan, at first raised some eyebrows. Nutan, having made her transition from child role (‘Hamaari Beti’, 1950) to lead actress roles with ‘Hum Log’ and ‘Nagina’ in 1951, had over two decades of career behind her. Amitabh, on the other hand, was just into the fifth year of his career. Having made a debut with the 1969 film ‘Saat Hindustani’, he was still seen as the Babu Moshai (‘Anand’, 1970), an actor in second lead type roles. No doubt, ‘Zanjeer’ also happened in 1973, and that put him on a fast track as an action hero. But when ‘Saudaagar’, and of course ‘Zanjeer’ were planned and were under production, the phenomenal succcess of the latter film was still into the future. At such a time, the casting of ‘Saudaagar’ surely surprised critics and audiences alike.

The film’s story is a sensitive portrayal of a love triangle, in which one side of the triangle is actually a pretense, nay a fraud, mounted by the male protagonist, for a vested interest, which is to finance his betrothal to his real love interest. It is a plain case of a dishonorable deception, which goes way beyond cheating and defrauding for money – it is a devious fraud on the heart and emotions of gullible and vulnerable widow. Moti (Amitabh) is a young trader in gur (jaggery made from the juice of date palms). Majubee (Nutan) is a relatively older widow, expert in making the jaggery from the date juice. The two have business relations, in that Moti collects the juices from the date palms, brings to Majubee, who makes jaggery from it, and Moti sells it in the market.

Phool Banu appears on the scene, and Moti falls head over heels for her. His efforts to gain a bride are thwarted by Phool Banu’s father, who demands a handsome meher amount for the marriage. Unable to procure the hefty amount demanded, Moti hatches a plan in his mind – he decides to get married to Majubee, and save money on the production process of gur, because he would not have to pay Majubee, once he becomes her husband. Majubee is shocked and surprised by the proposal, refuses at first, but then slowly gives in to the cajoling and pursuance by Moti. They get married. At the end of one season of gur making, Moti saves enough to pay the meher for his desired bride. He divorces Majubee, and immediately marries Phool Banu. Majubee is devastated, and completely broken, at being used such by this devious man, who has used her and defrauded her of her vulnerable honor in life.

But the story does not end here. As it turns out, Phool Banu has no inkling of the gur making proces. Her main interests in life are “Sajna Hai Mujhe Sajna Ke Liye“. Moti, unable to now supply good quality gur in the market, loses his reputation, and his business. The affluence is gone, the reputation is gone, and so is the dream of a happily-ever-after life with his beloved. And the story moves further. . . to be dealt with in another post later. 🙂

The film is produced by the house of Rajshree – Rajshree Pictures Pvt Ltd, Bombay. It is directed by Sudhendu Roy. Besides the three important stars already named, the impressive cast of actors includes Trilok Kapoor, Murad, Dev Kishan, V Gopal, CS Dubey, Pardesi, Narbada Shankar, Santosh Ghosh, Nadira, Ras Raj, Paritosh Choudhary, Ashok Mitra, Samar Rai, Jugnu, Chandu Allahabadi, Ramesh Verma, Shriram Shastri, Chaturvedi, Bihari, Leela Mishra, Paro, Habeeba, Salma, Sitara, Suraiya, Master Saka, Master Firdaus, and Baby Shamina.

Geet Kosh lists seven songs for the film. All the songs are created by the lyricist – MD Ravindra Jain. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. On screen, it is performed by Padma Khanna, as she is walking back home from the river banks, after having crossed it on a boat. Amitabh has seen her, and is following her from the boat itself. Of course Padma Khanna, i.e. Phool Banu, is very much aware that she is being followed by this lanky and handsome young man. So she is playing the siren’s role to the hilt. Introduces herself in the song, she tells her pursuer about herself and her youth, and clearly communicates that she is verily enjoying the attention she is getting from him. In a couple of close shots, Amitabh looks very much like a provoked predator, as he eyes this willing beauty dancing for his benefit.

A catchy song, and enticing words. . . both characters are hunters, laying veritable traps for each other. 🙂

 

Song – Champa Nahin, Chameli Nahin, Main Genda Nahin Gulaab Nahin  (Saudaagar) (1973) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

champa nahin chameli nahin
main genda nahin gulaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
ho main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

champa nahin chameli nahin
main genda nahin gulaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
ho main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

saara gaaon
mera naam le ke aahen bhare
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
saara gaaon mera naam le ke aahen bhare
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
koel nahin papiha nahin
main geeton bhari kitaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
haaye main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

kyun jamaana
hai deewaana mera
mujhe kya pata
main haseen hoon
main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
kyun jamaana hai deewaana mera
mujhe kya pata
main haseen hoon main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
main haseen hoon main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
saari umar lagey na nazar
mera aisa to shabaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
haaye main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चम्पा नहीं चमेली नहीं
मैं गेंदा नहीं गुलाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हो मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

चम्पा नहीं चमेली नहीं
मैं गेंदा नहीं गुलाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हो मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

सारा गाँव
मेरा नाम ले के आहें भरे
जो भी देखे मेरी सूरत
हाए हाय करे
सारा गाँव मेरा नाम ले के आहें भरे
जो भी देखे मेरी सूरत
हाए हाय करे
कोयल नहीं पपीहा नहीं
मैं गीतों भरी किताब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हाए मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

क्यों ज़माना
है दीवाना मेरा
मुझे क्या पता
मैं हसीं हूँ
मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
क्यों ज़माना है दीवाना मेरा
मुझे क्या पता
मैं हसीं हूँ मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
मैं हसीं हूँ मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
सारी उमर लगे ना नज़र
ऐसा मेरा शबाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हाए मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो


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

Blog Day : 3889 Post No. : 14921

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 15
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12th March, ten years ago. Six songs posted, and six films represented that day.  The films are ‘President’ (1937), ‘Paarasmani’ (1963), ‘Mera Gaaon Mera Desh’ (1971), ‘Elaan’ (1971), ‘Anjaana’ (1969), and ‘Mehboob Ki Mehndi’ (1971). On that day, the 1971 film ‘Elaan’ made its debut on our blog with the song “Aap Ki Rai Mere Baare Mein”.

Of the six films appearing that day, four have already been yippeee’d.  Given the set of popular and familiar songs, the films ‘Paarasmani’, ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’, ‘Mehboob Ki Mehndi’ and ‘Anjaana’ have all their songs posted. ‘President’ – the 1937 film featuring KL Saigal and Kanan Devi, still has some songs pending. However today, I pick up the other pending film from that date – ‘Elaan’ of 1971.

The film has 5 songs listed in the Geet Kosh. Music is by Shankar Jaikishan.  Two of the songs are already showcased here. The interesting thing about this film is that out of the five songs, one is a solo by Lata ji, one is a solo by Asha ji, and the remaining three feature Sharda as the singer. Two of these three are solos, and one is a duet with Rafi Sb.  This choice of singers underscores the then prevailing rumors about Shankar’s fancy for Sharda, and Jaikishan’s displeasure about this state of affairs.

The duet song, and the song by Lata ji are already posted. Today I bring on board the song by Asha Bhosle. Lyrics for this song are written by Farooque Kaiser. The song is presented as a cabaret dance by Rekha. The setting seems to be the villain’s den. The audience for this performance are Vinod Mehra, sporting a French beard in an effort to disguise his identity, Madan Puri playing the role of the gangster boss, and Jankidas as a senior lieutenant of the boss. A few more junior henchmen are spread out around the room.

The provocative cabaret is presented by Rekha. Back then in 1971, this was just her third film that she was appearing in. Her first film ‘Anjaana Safar’, made ready for release in 1969, ran into some problems with the Censors, and its actual release was delayed by a decade. It was released in 1979 with a change in title – ‘Do Shikaari’. Rekha played the leading lady opposite to Biswajit. Then in 1970 came the film ‘Saawan Bhadon’, opposite to Navin Nischol, which is considered as her debut film. And them in 1971, she appears in this film opposite to Vinod Mehra.

The performance, the dress up – all is very enticing and provocative. Rekha appears to be attempting to emulate Helen as she attempts to entice Vinod Mehra, who is apparently a target of something sinister. The gangster boss is seen adding some drug to the drink for Vinod Mehra. And at the end of the song, we see Vinod falling down unconscious.

The song itself is less familiar, however not unheard. Enjoy the song, and Rekha’s performance – every inch a temptress.

Song – Aaj Tumhaare Kaan Mein Keh Doon Mere Dil Mein Kya Hai  (Elaan) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Farooque Kaiser, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

aaj tumhaare kaan mein keh doon
mere dil mein kya hai

aaj tumhaare kaan mein keh doon
mere dil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aaj tumhaare kaan mein keh doon
mere dil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na

kaise sajan ho
khud mein magan ho
dhadke mera mann
ab to milan ho
kaise sajan ho
khud mein magan ho
dhadke mera mann
ab to milan ho
jaan sakey na mere dilbar
is paayal mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
oy hoye hoye hoye
ulajh gaye na

kaun bhala hai
kaun bura hai
aankhon pe teri parda pada hai
kaun bhala hai
kaun bura hai
aankhon pe teri parda pada hai
hanste hanste maar jo daale
us qaatil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
na
ulajh gaye na

aaj tumhaare kaan mein keh doon
mere dil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आज तुम्हारे कान में कह दूँ
मेरे दिल में क्या है

आज तुम्हारे कान में कह दूँ
मेरे दिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना
आगे चल के पता चलेगा
इस महफिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना
आज तुम्हारे कान में कह दूँ
मेरे दिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
ना
उलझ गए ना
आगे चल के पता चलेगा
इस महफिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना

कैसे सजन हो
खुद में मगन हो
धड़के मेरा मन
अब तो मिलन हो
कैसे सजन हो
खुद में मगन हो
धड़के मेरा मन
अब तो मिलन हो
जान सके ना मेरे दिलबर
इस पायल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना
आगे चल के पता चलेगा
इस महफिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
ओय होय होय होय
उलझ गए ना

कौन भला है
कौन बुरा है
आँखों पे तेरी परदा पड़ा है
कौन भला है
कौन बुरा है
आँखों पे तेरी परदा पड़ा है
हँसते हँसते मार जो डाले
उस क़ातिल में क्या है

आज तुम्हारे कान में कह दूँ
मेरे दिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना
आगे चल के पता चलेगा
इस महफिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना


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Blog Day : 3830 Post No. : 14836

“Safar”(1946) was directed by B Mitra for Filmistan Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shobha, Kanu Roy, V H Desai, S L Puri, Rajendra, Chandrika, Harun, Mumtaz Banu, Satyanarayan etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past.

Today is the 101st birth anniversary of C Ramchandra (12 january 1918- 5 January 1982)
Here is the eighth song from “Safar”(1946) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam and C Ramchandra. Gopal Singh Nepali 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 picturisation of the song.

I have not been able to get a few words righ in the lyrics of the song. I request our readers with keener ears tohelp fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee (Safar)(1946) Singers- Shamshad Begam, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-G S Nepali, MD- C Ramchandra

kabhi chupke se aaiho
kabhi chupke se aaiho
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee
aaiho raaja jee
phir na jaiho raaja jee
aaiho raaja jee
phir na jaiho raaja jee
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee

baadal aayen ghir ghir jaayen
wo din mein bijli kadkaayen
baadal aayen ghir ghir jaayen
wo din mein bijli kadkaayen
raaja mere mauj udaayen
ham to ro ro bain ganwaayen
din bhar na chain paayen
aise kab tak karejwa dukhaiho raaja jee
aise kab tak karejwa dukhaiho raaja jee

oonchi ataari meri
sooni phulwaari meri
duniya hai nyaari meri
aaja ?? teri
raaja kariyo na deri
oonchi ataari meri
sooni phulwaari meri
duniya hai nyaari meri
aaja ?? teri
raaja kariyo na deri
aaiho aaiho
?? raaja jee
aaiho aaiho
?? raaja jee

chaandni raat mein
sirhaane chaand ho

chaandni raat mein
sirhaane chaand ho
phoolon ki sej pe
tu mere saathh ho
galey mein haathh ho
aankhon aankhon mein baat ho

zara dheere se batti bujhaiho raaja jee
zara dheere se batti bujhaiho raaja jee


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

Blog Day :

3827 Post No. : 14831 Movie Count :

4055

Missing Films of 1960s – 90
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What a wonderful gem of a song this one is. The memory banks hold this from the radio listening days. Such a beautiful semi-classical creation, and also very popular in its time – I am amazed it has waited so long in the wings to make its place here on our blog.

The film is ‘Harishchandra Taramati’ from 1970. It is produced under the banner of Kala Mandal, Bombay and is directed by BK Adarsh. Star cast of this film is listed as Pradeep Kumar, Jaimala, Boby, BM Vyas, Jeevan, Shyama, Madan Puri, Tiwari, Bela Bose, Bipin Gupta, Helen, Madhumati, Jaishri Talpade, Tuntun, Sapru, Manorama, and Mehmood (Junior) etc.

The seven songs of this film are all written by Virendra Mishra and the music is created by Hridaynath Mangeshkar. The singing voice in this song is Lata ji, supported by chorus.

As I am checking the films from 1970, I came across this film, but it did not ring any bells at first. The mind is more familiar with the other film of same name from 1963, whose songs are penned by Kavi Pradeep. But then, as I checked the list of songs in this film, the mind sat up with a jerk when I read the title line of this song. All I could think of then was – WOW.

This song is such an exquisite creation, and such a pleasurable experience to listen. The opening verses simply capture the heart,

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa

For reference purposes, I checked the Raag-o-Pedia compiled by Shri KL Pandey. The listing informs us that this song is composed using three Raags – Bhairavi, Khamaaj and Malkauns.

As I started this post day before yesterday, I did not have access to the video of this song. Keen to know on whom this song is picturized, I started searching for this film. It turned out that although this film is more recent vintage than similar named films from 1952 and 1963, yet this one is more rare in terms of availability. After some messages exchanged with my other collector friends, I was able to secure the video clip of this song from one of them. The clip is not of good quality; it appears that it has been extracted from a VHS tape that has been over used. I have now uploaded this clip. Despite the poor quality, one can make out that this dance song is filmed on Helen, and a group of supporting dancers, and that Pradeep Kumar is the sole audience of this performance.

In the film, Pradeep Kumar plays the lead role of Raja Harishchandra. Sage Vishwamitra, who is jealous of his fame of truthfulness and righteousness, resolves to test the limits of Harishchandra’s good attributes. As the first step, he sends Menaka, the apsara from swarg lok to woo and enchant Harishchandra. Regulars will recall that Menaka is the same apsara whom Indra, the king of swarg lok, had sent to disturb the penance and meditation of Vishwamitra. In that episode, Vishwamitra had lost the battle, and was swayed by Menaka’s enchanting beauty. Now, he sends the very same apsara to sway the sensibility of Harishchandra. In the film, this episode is presented as a dream sequence.

Just listen to this song, as it makes its way through multiple ragas, all coming together for such a perfect listening experience. A wonderful re-discovery.

(Audio)

(Video)

Song – Rimim Jhimimwa, Suno Balamwa  (Harishchandra Taramati) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Virendra Misra, MD – Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Chorus

Lyrics

ho oo oo oo
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa
naram garam hui saram
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa
tum jo miley
mujhse tum jo miley
arre haan tum jo miley
to main kisi
pyaar bhare gaaon mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

dhadhkan ka phool khila
ho khila
ho khila
manwa
manwa
manwa ke taal mein
hansti hai jal ki pari
ho pari
ho pari

machhuye ho machhuye ke jaal mein
he he ri haiyya ho ho ri
he he ri haiyya ri
ho ho ri haiyya haiyya ri
aaa aaa aaaaaaaa
ek lehar
uthi jo ek lehar
arre haan ek lehar
tair tair main tumhaari naao mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

ma dha ni dha
sa ga ma ga ma ga sa ga ni dha

mann mo..ora doley hai
mann mo..ora doley hai
un bole naam se
mann mora mora doley hai
un bole naam se..ey..ey
pehli pehchaan hai
satrangi shaam se..ey..ey..ey..ey
daiyya ri daiyyaa
ma ga ma dha ni sa
dha ni sa
ni sa ni ni dha dha ma ma ga
ga sa
dha ma ga sa
ni dha ma ga sa
ta ni dha ma ga sa
dha ma ni dha ma ga
ga ga ma ga ma dha
ma dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni sa
main kya karoon
kaho ji main kya karoon
arey haan main kya karoon
aayi preet paayaliya paaon mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

parbat pe gaaon mera
ho mera
ho mera
ghaati
ghaati
ghaati mein chhanv hai
chhaaya mein hai nadi
ho nadi
ho nadi
nadiya mein
nadiya mein naav hai
chhammak chhaiyya chhamam ri
chhammak chhaiyya ri
chhammak chhaiyya chhamam ri
aaaa aaaa aaaaaa
bin chaley hi
dagari bin chaley hi
arre haan bin chaley hi
bin chaley hi
main madhur padaav mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो ओ ओ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा
नरम गरम हुई सरम
झुके नयनवा
नरम गरम हुई सरम
नरम गरम हुई सरम
झुके नयनवा
तुम जो मिले
मुझसे तुम जो मिले
अरे हाँ तुम जो मिले
तो मैं किसी
प्यार भरे गाँव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

धड़कन का फूल खिला
हो खिला
हो खिला
मनवा
मनवा
मनवा के ताल में
हँसती है जल की परी
ओ परी
मछुए हो मछुए के जाल में
हे हे री हइय्या हो हो री
हे हे री हइय्या री
हो हो री हइय्या हइय्या री
आs आs आssss
एक लहर
उठी जो एक लहर
अरे हाँ एक लहर
तैर तैर मैं तुम्हारी नाव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

म ध नी ध
स ग म ग म ग स ग नी ध

मन मो॰॰रा डोले है
मन मो॰॰रा डोले है
अनबोले नाम से
मन मोरा मोरा डोले है
अनबोले नाम से॰॰ए॰॰ए
पहली पहचान है
सतरंगी शाम से॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
दइय्या री दइय्या
म ग म ध नी स
ध नी स
नी सा नी नी ध ध म म ग
ग स
ध म ग स
नी ध म ग स
त नी ध म ग स
ध म ग नी ध म ग
ग ग म ग म ध
म ध नी स
ध नी स
ध नी स
मैं क्या करूँ
कहो जी मैं क्या करूँ
अरे हाँ मैं क्या करूँ
आई प्रीत पायलिया पाँव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

परबत पे गाँव मेरा
हो मेरा
हो मेरा
घाटी
घाटी
घाटी में छाँव है
छाया में है नदी
हो नदी
हो नदी
नदिया में
नदिया में नाव है
छम्मक छईय्या छम्मम री
छम्मक छईय्या री
छम्मक छईय्या छम्मम री
आss आss आsssss
बिन चले ही
डगरी बिन चले ही
अरे हाँ बिन चले ही
बिन चले ही
मैं मधुर पड़ाव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा


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 : 3800 Post No. : 14792

Today’s song is from film ‘Mangala’ (1950). This was a film made by Gemini Films of Madras and directed by its boss SS Vasan. The music was given by a team of Balkrishna Kalla, MD Parthasarathy and E Sankar Sastry. The cast of this film was P Bhanumathi, Ranjan, Agha, David, Badri Pershad, BS Kalla etc.

The film was a remake of the hit Tamil film ‘Mangamma Sapatham’ (1943). After the unprecedented foray of Gemini’s Vasan’s hit film ‘Chandralekha’ (1948) into the All India market, Subramaniam Srini Vasan or simply SS Vasan, became aware of the unlimited scope of the Hindi belt market for south-made Hindi films. Vasan was a writer, editor, producer and director, but above all, he was a business tycoon. He had established the popular Tamil magazine “Anand Vikatan”, and owned Gemini Studios, Gemini Laboratories and Gemini distribution circuits.

He soon decided to take advantage of the success of ‘Chandralekha’ and made another tri-lingual film . In Tamil it was called ‘Apoorva Sahodarargal’, in Telugu, it was ‘Apoorva Sahodaralu’, and in Hindi it was called ‘Nishan’ (1949). This film too was a great success. Encouraged by this, SS Vasan made his 1943 Tamil Hit film ‘Mangamma Sapatham’, into a remake in Hindi with the name ‘Mangala’.

Not by coincidence, but by design, the hero for all these 3 remakes and the originals was Ranjan. (This film was remade in Simhalese as ‘Mathalan’ in 1955, and in Telugu as ‘Mangamma Shapatham’ in 1965, featuring NT Ramarao, later the Chief Minister of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, and Jamuna).

Enthused and inspired with Vasan’s success in the Hindi belt, another giant from the South came forward. AVM’s Tamil film ‘Vazhkai’ (1949) was a big hit in south. AVM made a Telugu version of it with the name ‘Jeevitham’ (1950) followed by a Hindi version ‘Bahaar’ (1951). They introduced Vyjayantimala with this film, in Hindi. The story of the film and the Music by SD Burman made film a big hit in Hindi too. AVM then made Hindi film ‘Ladki’ (1953), with a Tamil and Telugu version. This too became a hit film. However by that time the South market had grown manifolds and there was no need for the south film makers to venture into the Hindi belt to earn money. Thus, there was a slow down in this type of activity. The south now started making Hindi films directly in Madras by calling actors from Bombay. And some films were dubbed too.

Actually, the southern film activity, though as old as Hindi talkie films, is strictly limited to four southern states. It was only the adventurous SS Vasan who ventured into the bastion of Hindi film markets, by promoting his film ‘Chandralekha’. In fact this had encouraged other producers like AVM, Prasad, Vijaya etc. to tap the Hindi belt. While making a multilingual film, the south producers always called the Hindi artistes, be it actors, directors ,composers or singers to come to Madras, but they never went to Bombay. It was only through dubbed or remade films that south actors, composers or actors were exposed to the Hindi arena. Those days anyone from south was a ‘madrasi‘ and likewise anyone from other than south was a North Indian or a Punjabi ! No one from the North bothered to distinguish between Tamil, Telugu, Kannada or Malayalam – films or people. Everything was ‘madrasi‘.

The divide between the north and the south went on widening, which finally resulted in the anti-Hindi agitations of the 60s and 70s in Madras and other southern places. Fortunately, in recent times and with the new generation, thanks to the coalition politics at the centre and states as well as IT centres at Hyderabad and Bangalore, the North-South exchange is much better and each state is identified individually. Thanks also to writers like Chetan Bhagat’s novels. Thanks to Modernization.

In the early times of the film industry, very few educated people used to join here. That is why graduates or postgraduates used to flaunt their degrees with pride – like Moti, BA – the lyricist (though he was actually MA), or Kavi Pradeep’s pseudo name – Miss Kamal BA or even singer Surendra as BA, LLB etc.

A highly qualified person and that too in an unrelated subject joining films was a wonder then. Thus, a young man with an unlikely name for a hero, like RAMNARAYAN VENKATRAMAN SARMA alias actor RANJAN was a novelty. Ranjan was born in Madras on 2-3-1918 in an orthodox Brahmin family. He did his BA with Physics and then completed M Litt in Carnatak music and dance, and became a Research Fellow for Ph.D. He also became the managing editor of ‘NATYAM‘ a magazine for dance, drama and music. In total contrast to his expertise in fine arts, he learnt fencing (sword fighting) after he saw it in the Olympic Games.

He was spotted by a Tamil producer and he made his debut in the film ‘Ashok Kumar’ (1941). After a few films in Tamil and Telugu he got the role of Shashank in the magnum opus film ‘Chandralekha’ in 1948. The drum dance and his fencing were the two main attractions in the film. The final sword fighting is considered the longest ever fencing fight in films till today ! The film was a hit and Ranjan became type cast in action films. Ranjan was a very poor actor, but his fencing skills were marvelous.

In 1949 came ‘Nishaan’, based on the Hollywood film ‘The Corsican Brothers’ – one good and one bad. It was a story of twins. The audience liked a scene from the film which showed that there were marks on one brother’s back if the other one was whipped ! The film, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, was a hit everywhere mainly for its fencing scenes. In ‘Mangala’ opposite Bhanumati, he was the villain and the hero too.

He was invited by New York University for a research fellowship, but Vasan did not leave him, so after ‘Mangala’, as soon as the contract was over, Ranjan came to Bombay.

‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) saw him with Rehana but as a romantic hero, he was worse than Bharat Bhushan or Pradeep Kumar ! He acted in ‘Sindbad The Sailor’ (1952),  ‘Nishan Danka’ (1952), ‘Kafila’ (1952), ‘Baaghi’ (1953), ‘Shahenshah’ (1953), ‘Baap Beti’ (1954), ‘Baghdad’ (1961), and a host of B and C grade films, many of them dubbed or remakes of southern films. He was known for only fencing. But he never became famous like Stewart Granger in ‘Scaramouche’ for his fencing. In the 1950s he acted in 23 films, in 1960s he did 18 films and in 1970s his tally was 17 films. A total of 58 films in Hindi.

After sword fighting became obsolete he shifted to writing. The story of film ‘Munim ji’ (1955) was written by him. After few years in south he was seen again in ‘Chor Chor’ (1974) and ‘Chaitali’ (1976). ‘Ram Balram’ (1980) was his last film.

He married a Muslim girl and she converted to Hinduism taking the name of Laxmi. Ranjan wrote 12 books on dancing and music. He shifted to USA to live with his son in New Jersey. He passed away 12-9-1983, due to a heart attack. He was so much forgotten that even the news of his death was not published in India.

The composers of ‘Mangala’ was a team of D Parthsarthi, Balkrishna Kalla and E Shanker. This team also gave music to few other films like ‘Sansaar’ (1951), ‘Mr Sampat’ (1952), ‘Bahut Din Huye’ (1954). Balkrishna Kalla with Mohd Shafi gave music to ‘Krishna Kanhaiya’ (1952). Independently he gave music to only one film – ‘Do Dulhe’ (1954). The southern composers gave music only to dubbed films or remakes.

In the original version of ‘Mangala’, which was ‘Mangamma Shapatham’ (1943), the heroine was Vasundhara Devi – mother of Vaijayantimala. In Hindi film ‘Mangala’, the heroine was P Bhanumathi, but the hero was same – Ranjan. There were some Hindi actors like Agha, David and Badriprasad. The composer of today’s song, Balkrishna Kalla also did a small role in this film. When Shamshad Begum sang songs for ‘Chandralekha’, her songs were recorded in Bombay, but for ‘Mangala’, Shamshad went to Madras first time and sang 9 songs out of its 15 songs. In this film the songs and dances of Carmen Miranda were freely copied in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions.

The late 1940’s was marked in Bollywood with the remake of several super hit movies from south, especially from Tamil. The 1950 hit ‘Mangala’, produced by Gemini Pictures, was one such movie which was originally made in Tamil. SS Vasan was the director of the Hindi version. The newspaper, The Hindu, in its issue of 3-2-2013 has said this, about film ‘Mangala’,

Bhanumathi Ramakrishna was so bowled over by the performance of Vasundhara Devi (mother of yesteryear heroine Vyjayanthimala Bali) in Gemini’s blockbuster 1943 Tamil hit, Mangamma Sabadham , that she wished, if at all the film were to be remade in Telugu, she would act in it. In fact, the Tamil movie was released by Gemini supremo S.S. Vasan at a few centres in Andhra also and was well received there too. A few years later, Vasan decided to remake the movie in Telugu and Hindi under the title Mangala . Impressed by Bhanumathi’s performance in the Tamil film, Rajamukthi , he decided to sign her and approached her husband, Ramakrishna Rao. It was an opportunity she was waiting for and Bhanumathi immediately accepted the offer. She was paid a remuneration of Rs. 1 lakh for both the versions. Ranjan, who did the hero’s role in Mangamma Sabadham , was retained to play the lead role in both Telugu and Hindi versions. Popular editor of the time, Chandru (who had done commendable work as editor for Gemini’s earlier trilingual, Apoorva Sahodarulu) was entrusted with the job of directing the Telugu movie.

Based on a popular folklore, an engrossing narrative was weaved by Gemini’s story department. Mangala (Bhanumathi), the charming daughter of a rich farmer, is very haughty by temperament. When Prince Sugunapal (Ranjan) fails to win her love, he throws a challenge that he would marry her and then imprison her for life, denying her the marital bliss. She counter-challenges him that she would bear a child from him and make the child whip him in his court.

The prince marries her and puts her in a lonely palace. She makes her father (Doraiswamy) dig a tunnel from the palace to her village, sneaks through it to her house and learns dance. Disguised as a gypsy, she entices the Prince, secretly gives birth to a child, and when he grows up (Ranjan – dual role) gets her vow fulfilled through him. Realisation dawns on the Prince and the tale ends on a happy note.

All through it is Mangala’s show and Bhanumathi essayed it brilliantly. If Vasundhara Devi was admired for her nice dances in the Tamil version, Bhanumathi scored through her acting prowess. Ranjan made his presence felt in dual role.

The songs and dance sequences were all hits of that time. Music was composed by Partha Sarathi, Kalla and E Sankar Sastri. Two songs from this film were inspired by the famous Brazilian dancer Carmen Miranda’s classics. The song “Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Mummy” was based on Carmen Miranda’s “Mama Yo Quiero” and “Ayyi Ayyi Ayyi Ayyi Mari Main To Laaj Se” (today’s song) in which Bhanumathi is dressed like Carmen, was based on “I Yi Yi Yi Yi — I Like You Very Much”  from the film “That Night in Rio ” (1941), sung by Carmen Miranda herself.

Enjoy the dance and song video….

 


Song – Ayyi Ayyi Ayyi Ayyi Mari Main To Laaj Se  (Mangala) (1950) Singer – P Bhanumati, Lyrics – Pt Indra, Music – MD Parthasarthy, BK Kalla, E Shankar Shastri

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa
ch ch ch ch..ch

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa
ch ch ch ch..ch

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa
ch ch ch ch..ch

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa. . .
ta na na na ra naa naa. . .
ta na na na na naa. . .
ta na na na ra naa naa. . .
ta na na na na naa. . .
ta na na na na naa
ta na na na na naa

taa na na naa raa nanna
naa raa nanna
naa raa nannaa
ta na na na na naa. . .
ch ch ch ch..ch

taa na na naa raa nanna
taa na na naa raa nanna
taa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na na na naa. . .
taa naa naa naa. . .

ayyi ayyi ayyi ayyi mari main to laaj se
sainyyaan dekhe mohey pyaar se
aayi aayi raja torey paas re
piya se milan ki aas re
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .

kaun jaane kaisa jaadu daal ke
chheen liya dil mora haaye
khili khili khili rahe chaandni
chanda sa ye much muskaaye
chhoti si raat
chhoti si baat
dil ki pukaar
sumba limbaa. . .
suno suno pyaare morey saajna
baaje morey dil ka sitar
gori gori chhori main to baalma
puchho reejho reejho hai kyon nikhar
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .

meri chaal nihaar
kaisi thummakdaar
meri kamar nihaar
kaisi lachakdaar
mere nain nihaar
jaise tez kataar
meri nath nihaar
kaisi hai chammakdaar
ye bahaar
ye nikhaar
tum shikaar
main shikaar
phadak phadak
thadak thadak

ayyi ayyi ayyi ayyi mari main to laaj se
haaye ri main to laajon mari
hanh hanh
ayyi ayyi ayyi ayyi mari main to laaj se
saayyaa ji jee
du du de de dor
ka ka ki ki ku ku ke ke kaye kekor
piya se milan ki aas re
chhoti si raat
chhoti si baat
dil ki pukaar
sumba limbaa. . . aa. . .

suno suno pyaare morey saajna
cha cha chu chu chu chu chaye chechor
ka ka ki ki ku ku ke ke kaye kekor
ta tta ta ti tu tu tuteyi tetor
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ayyi ayyi ayyi yayyi yayyi yaa. . .

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa

ta ra ra na na naa naa. . .
ta ra ra na na naa. . .
ta ra ra na na naa naa. . .
ta na na naa raa naa
ta na na naa raa naa

ta na na naa raa nanna naa raa nanna naa raa nanna
taa naa naa naa raa. . .
ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na naa raa nanna
ta na na na naa. . .
ta. . na. . na. . naa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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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.

Blog Day : 3623 Post No. : 14441

After completing the recording, Mukesh had commented – people will remember you for this song. He was talking to the music director, and was expressing his emotions having just rendered a beautiful composition. The music director – Daan Singh. The song – “Wo Tere Pyaar Ka Gham” (from the film ‘My Love’ (1970)). Prophetic words, in some ways, yes, because this song is still on the list of favorites of the lovers of this music. But does everyone remember Daan Singh in connection with this song – I am not sure.

A composer with a huge talent, which was matched in his lifetime only by the immense neglect with which the industry has treated him. He had blessings from maestros like Khemchand Prakash and Anil Biswas, but the tinsel world in Bombay did not welcome him enough. The tracks from the unreleased film ‘Bhool Na Jaana’ (c 1965) should have been a sign for any discerning producer concerned with the quality of music in his films. But it was not to be so. Daan Singh spent a few frustrating years in Bombay, and then returned to Jaipur, and continued to work at the AIR Jaipur station.

A career that talks of just maybe five films. ‘Bhool Na Jaana’, mid sixties, unreleased; ‘Toofaan’, 1969, a Dara Singh action film; ‘My Love’, 1970, a romantic story with big name stars – Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore – did not succeed at box office; ‘Bawandar’, 2000, in the final edit, all songs went off screen, and the music remained just on the album; ‘Bhobar’, 2011, Rajasthani film, one song.

And then, on June 18, 2011 itself, he passed away after a brief illness – unsung, un-acknowledged. A sad conclusion, especially when one has heard his creations. Seven years have passed – we honor and remember him on this day.

Today’s song is from the 1969 film ‘Toofaan’. Although an action/adventure film for the B-grade circuit, the music of this film simply great. Here is a soft romantic number sung by Asha Bhosle. The lyrics are written by Akhtar Romani. On screen, the song is performed by actress Anita, who is attempting to entice and seduce Dara Singh, probably in preparation for the arrival of other members of the gang.

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Husn Mein Bhi Hai Nasha  (Toofaan) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Daan Singh

Lyrics

husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha
peene waale dekh pee ke
farq hai donon mein kya
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha

ye adaayen ye nazaare
ye lachak ye shokhiyaan
tujhko masti mein pukaare
koi tera meharbaan
aag ye tu ne lagaai
aag ye tu hi bujha
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha

aaj dil behke to behke
hosh ka mat naam le
aaj dil behke to behke
hosh ka mat naam le
do ghadi madhosh reh ke
bekhudi se kaam le
khud bhi pee aankhon se meri
aur mujhko bhi pila
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha

aaj har parda utha de
tujhko chaahat ki kasam
aaj har doori mita de
tujhko teri hi kasam
main bana doon husn tujhko
ishq tu mujhko bana
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha
peene waale dekh pee ke’
farq hai donon mein kya
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा
पीने वाले देख पी के
फर्क है दोनों में क्या
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा

ये अदाए एं ये नज़ारे
ये लचक ये शोखियाँ
तुझको मस्ती में पुकारे
कोई तेरा मेहरबाँ
आग ये तु ने लगाई
आग ये तू ही बुझा
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा

आज दिल बहके तो बहके
होश का मत नाम ले
आज दिल बहके तो बहके
होश का मत नाम ले
दो घड़ी मदहोश रह के
बेखुदी से काम ले
खुद भी पी आँखों से मेरी
और मुझको भी पिला
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा

आज हर पर्दा उठा दे
तुझको चाहत की कसम
आज हर दूरी मिटा दे
तुझको तेरी ही कसम
मैं बना दूँ हुस्न तुझको
इश्क़ तू मुझको बना
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा
पीने वाले देख पी के
फर्क है दोनों में क्या
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा


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 : 3622 Post No. : 14438

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 17
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‘थ’ – थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी राजा बीते ना जवानी ॰ ॰ ॰

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दिल तू भी गा, प्यार में मुस्कुरा ॰ ॰ ॰

Yes, we grew up with and learned all about the heart, and the smiles and love, listening to your songs. . . how we wish there were more. . .

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Scraped through with some difficulty for today’s episode – not many songs, and duet at that, beginning with this letter ‘थ’.

Today’s song is from a lesser known film from 1957 – ‘Laxmi Pooja’.  The film is produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Hemlata Pictures, Bombay. The list of actors of this film reads like – Nirupa Roy, Shahu Modak, Jeevan, Niranjan Sharma, Anant Kumar, Babu Raje, Praveen Pal, Indira, Manju, Shri Bhagwan, Sukumar, Rajrani, and Meenu Mumtaz etc.

The nine songs of this film are all written by Bharat Vyas, and the music is composed by Chitragupt. Quite a melodious song, this offering is. The singing voices are those of Shamshad Begum and Rafi Sb.

Apparently the lady’s beau has a stronger attachment to religious pursuits, much to the dismay of the lady. And she is trying to win him over with her winsome expressions about youth being wasted. And the gentleman replies – it is not just youth, but the entire life that is getting wasted, so let us sing the praises of the Good Lord. The lady is not giving up her rightful claim and she too presses on with her efforts to snare him with the promises of love. Our man, appears to be made of sterner stuff – and absolutely does not give up by the time 3rd antaraa starts to play (somewhat breaking the rule we have always found useful in such song situations).

There is another song of a similar theme – from the 1975 film ‘Sanyaasi’ – “Chal Sanyasi Mandir Mein“. It would be interesting to compare notes and lyrics. . . 🙂

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Thodi Si Zindgani Raja Beete Na Jawaani  (Lakshmi Pooja) (1957) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

thodi si zindgani
raja beete na jawaani
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na nainon se nainan milaaye re

teri thodi si zindgaani
pal pal beeti jaaye jawaani
kaahe heere se janam gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

rang rangeele raja aaja
o raja
rang rangeele raja aaja
kar le dil ki baat re
rang rangeele raja aaja
kar le dil ki baat re
baat baat mein jeevan beete..ey..ey..ey
baat baat mein jeevan beete
kyon na tu sharmaat re
kyon na tu sharmaat re
oo oo hoye
aai hai rut mastaani
rim jhim barse roop ka paani
dekho saawan ke badra chhaye re
kyon na nainon se nainan milaaye re
kaahe heere se janam gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

nain baan hain
palken dori
nain baan hain palken dori
chitwan chhode baan re
chitwan chhode baan re
roop jawaani behta paani..ee..ee
roop jawaani behta paani
kyon karta abhiman re
kyon karta abhiman re
teri preet badi deewaani
preet laga prabhu se agyaani
jahaan dhokha na koi khaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी
राजा बीते ना जवानी
काहे मस्ती बहरे दिन गवाए रे
क्यों न नैनों से नैनां मिलाये रे

तेरी थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी
पल पल बीती जाये जवानी
काहे हीरे सा जनम गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे

रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
ओ राजा
रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
कर ले दिल की बात रे
रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
कर ले दिल की बात रे
बात बात में जीवन बीते॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
बात बात में जीवन बीते
क्यों ना तू शरमात रे
क्यों ना तू शरमात रे
ओ ओ होए
आई है रुत मस्तानी
रिम झिम बरसे रूप का पानी
देखो सावन के बदरा छाए रे
क्यों न नैनों से नैनां मिलाये रे
काहे हीरे सा जनम गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे

नैन बान हैं
पलकें डोरी
नैन बान हैं पलकें डोरी
चितवन छोड़े बान रे
चितवन छोड़े बान रे
रूप जवानी बहता पानी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई
रूप जवानी बहता पानी
क्यों करता अभिमान रे
क्यों करता अभिमान रे
तेरी प्रीत बड़ी दीवानी
प्रीत लगा प्रभु से अज्ञानी
जहां धोखा ना कोई खाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
काहे मस्ती भरे दिल गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
काहे मस्ती भरे दिल गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे


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 : 3596 Post No. : 14353

Missing Films of 1960s – 72
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Today’s film of the 1960s being introduced is ‘Badmaash’ from 1969.  A very obscure and unfamiliar film, that is known only by its presence in the Geet Kosh. But I was surprised when I checked out the cast. This film belongs to the Sheikh Mukhtar genre. His films may not be blockbusters, but still they are known only because they are Sheikh Mukhtar films. Even so, this film is lesser known in comparison.

It is well known that Sheikh Mukhtar would be churning out films very regularly, but he never established a production house that sustained. Practically all his films are produced under different banners. This film is from the banner of Saras Chitra, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The star cast of this film reads like Sheikh Mukhtar, Helen, Chandrashekhar, Padma, NA Ansari, Vishwa Mehra, Dalda, Shashimala, Satyen Kappu, Jilani, Chandrakala, Surya Kumar, Bhagwan, Rachna, Jayshree, Satish Vyas, Nawab, Jaswant, Ajeet, Abdul Sattar, Nanak, Motu, and Nandini Desai. The regulars are all there – Chandrashekhar, Helen, NA Ansari. And then of course the lesser known regulars. A nearly new name for that era, which appears in this list is Satyen Kappu. We have known him from his character roles in films of 1970s and onward. On checking his filmography, we find that he makes his debut in this film, in all likelihood. I say it this way, because the available information for character artists is not very accurate. This is the earliest film in which his name is listed.

There are only four songs listed in the Geet Kosh, for this film. All the songs are from the pen of Anjaan. The music director is Avinash Vyas. A little surprising to read his name associated with this film. Not that he does not have other B/C grade films in his portfolio. But most of his films are either religious / mythological or fantasy / costume drama. ‘Badmaash’ seems to be his only stunt / crime drama film.

The singing voice is Krishna Kalle. As I have been reviewing the films of second half of 1960s, I find her name appear quite regularly in songs of B/C grade films of that era. This song seems to be a club/bar song, and the performer appears to be drunk herself. Given the cast of actors, it would seem that Helen is the female lead in this film, opposite to Chandrashekhar. It is possible that this song may be performed by her. Another possibility is Padma, a name that I think refers to Padma Khanna, who was also a leading dance item performer of that era. I request other knowledgeable friends and readers to please add more information about the film and its songs.

Rendering by Krishna Kalle is just too good. These types of songs were a monopoly of Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt – actually more of Asha Bhosle in that period of latter part of 1960s. With this song, one can see the potential that Krishna Kalle had to compete with Asha Bhosle.  But well, history is history. Listen and enjoy this definitive performance by her.

 

Song – Utha Palken Mila Nazren  (Badmaash) (1969) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

utha palken
mila nazren
ye paimaane chhalakne de
utha palken
mila nazren
ye paimaane chhalakne de
behakta hai
agar ye dil
bura kya hai behakne de
utha palken
mila nazren

idhar to dekh
kaisi pyaas
machli hai nigaahon mein
idhar to dekh
kaisi pyaas
machli hai nigaahon mein
dhadakte dil ko le le
shokh baahon ki panaahon mein
mohabbat ki
nai khushboo
se ye saansen mehakne de
utha palken
ay
mila nazren

ye maana
saagar o meena ka
dilkash daur hota hai
ye maana
saagar o meena ka
dilkash daur hota hai
magar aankhon se peene ka
mazaa kuchh aur hota hai
haseen palkon
ke saaye mein
naye saagar khanakne de
utha palken
mila nazren
ye paimaane chhalakne de
behakta hai
agar ye dil
bura kya hai behakne de
utha palken
mila nazren
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें
ये पैमाने छलकने दे
उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें
ये पैमाने छलकने दे
बहकता है
अगर ये दिल
बुरा क्या है बहकने दे
उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें

इधर तो देख
कैसी प्यास
मचली है निगाहों में
इधर तो देख
कैसी प्यास
मचली है निगाहों में
धड़कते दिल को ले ले
शोख बाहों की पनाहों में
मोहब्बत की
नई खुशबू
से ये सांसें महकने दे
उठा पलकें

मिला नज़रें

ये माना
सागर ओ मीना का
दिलकश दौर होता है
ये माना
सागर ओ मीना का
दिलकश दौर होता है
मगर आँखों से पीने का
मज़ा कुछ और होता है
हसीन पलकों
के साये में
नए सागर खनकने दे
उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें
ये पैमाने छलकने दे
बहकता है
अगर ये दिल
बुरा क्या है बहकने दे
उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें


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