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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 :

4095 Post No. : 15241

Today, 4th October, is the 88th birthday of Sandhya Mukherjee. The grand old dame is one of the premier playback singers in Bangla cinema. In Hindi films, her contribution is limited to about 30 songs. Her involvement in Hindi films starts with the 1948 film ‘Jhoothi Kasmen’, and her singing assignments are spread over a decade and a half, till the mid 1960s.

A chance encounter with this song prompted the preparation of this post. I came across this song just a few hours ago, and listening to it was love at first hear. Such a lovely melody and arrangement, and such wonderful rendition, this song belongs to that category of unknown and hidden gems, which surprise the listener with their simplicity and beauty. I have listened to it many times since I discovered it earlier in the evening, and I do not seem to be getting enough of it.

The film is ‘Ratnadeep’ from 1952. The film is produced and directed by the legendary Debaki Kumar Bose, for the banner of Chitramaya, Calcutta. The cast of actors is listed as Anuva Gupta, Manju Dey, Molina Devi, Chhaya Devi, Tangamani, Harini, Bakul Ghosh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Pahadi Sanyal, Niteesh Mukherji, Tulsi Chakravarty, Kamal Mishra, Raj Kumar Soni, Sudheer  Chakraborty, Gokul Mukherji, and Gauri Shankar. The film is based on the Bangla novel of the same name, written by Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

Eight songs are listed for this film. The music director is Robin Chatterji. Two of the songs are traditional bhajans originally composed by Meerbai and Vidyapati. The remaining six songs have been written by the songwriters Pandit Madhur and Mahendra Pran. However, the lyricist for each individual song is not specifically identified.

We wish Sandhya ji a very happy 88th birthday. May she be blessed with many more years of good health and happiness.

Song – Raat Ne Aa Ke Din Ko Chooma, Saanjh Suhaani Aayi  (Ratnadeep) (1952) Singers – Sandhya Mukherji, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

raat ne aa ke
din ko chooma
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi manwa doley
raat ne aa ke
din ko chooma
saanjh suhaani aayi

chanda karey ishaare
koi mujhe pukaare
chanda karey ishaare
kya jaanun main aaj bhala kyon
mann hi mann sharmaai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

baalapan ke sapne jaage
jaagi mast jawaani
haaye jaagi mast jawaani
duniya ki har ?? suhaani
?? ban karv itraai
tum ban jaao main o saajan
aawo main tum ban jaaun
ye madmaati saanjh salona
ye madmaati saanjh salona
salona sandesa laai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

aankhon se tum dil mein aaye
phir bhi rahe kyon praaye
phir bhi rahe kyon praaye
itna to batla do kyon tum
aaj baney harjaai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रात ने आ के
दिन को चूमा
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई
साँझ सुहानी आई मनवा डोले
रात ने आ के
दिन को चूमा
साँझ सुहानी आई

चंदा करे इशारे
कोई मुझे पुकारे
चंदा करे इशारे
क्या जानूँ मैं आज भला क्यों
मन ही मन शरमाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

बालपन के सपने जागे
जागी मस्त जवानी
हाए जागी मस्त जवानी
दुनिया की हर ?? सुहानी
?? बन कर इतराई
तुम बन जाओ मैं ओ साजन
आवो मैं तुम बन जाऊँ
ये मदमाती साँझ सलोना
ये मदमाती साँझ सलोना
सलोना सँदेसा लाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

आँखों से तुम दिल में आए
फिर भी रहे क्यों पराये
फिर भी रहे क्यों पराये
इतना तो बतला दो क्यों तुम
आज बने हरजाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

 


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 :

3994 Post No. : 15088 Movie Count :

4140

A career that almost wasn’t at one time. His father, himself at the head of a famous film production company, did not want his own son to be associated with films and the film world. Maybe a very well intentioned direction to his offspring, knowing all the glittering and the sordid ins and outs of the industry. But then, destiny has its own will and its own ways to propel individuals in particular directions.

We are celebrating 95th anniversary of birth of one of the maestros of melody in the world of Hindi film music. Madan Mohan was just 51 when he left us in 1975. The world of film music is so much more richer that he was here and composed so many memorable ghazals and songs – from 1951 to 1975. The world of music is also so much more poorer, because he left us so young. One can never say with certainty about what could have been. But yes, one would surely feel – had he lived longer. . .

Way back in 1947-48, it was not that the young Madan was completely cut off from the film world. Being the son of Rai Bahadur Chunni Lal Kohli, one of the partners at the Filmistan studios, he had a very firsthand exposure to and familiarity with the exciting work that went on in a film studio. He was in any case, musically inclined, very inclined, since his childhood. A very less known piece of anecdotal history was recently discussed at our group get together in Delhi.

His first foray into the world of music actually is as a singer. Ghulam Haider Sb had recorded a duet in the voices Madan Mohan and Lata Mangeshkar, for the iconic film ‘Shaheed’ (1948). It was a children’s song, which was supposed to be picturized on the lead pair, when they were children (in the storyline). The song was recorded and made ready for filming. Before it could be put on the sets, Rai Bahadur Sb got a wind of it, and he prevailed upon Sashadhar Mukherji, who controlled the film production side of the company, to have that song deleted from the storyline. Sadly enough, his writ prevailed, and the song was taken off the film, as well as from the recorded tapes. No recording of this said duet song is available.

Our own Bakhshi ji, in one of his meetings with Sanjeev Kohli, son of Madan Mohan ji, had enquired about this episode and the fate of this very important recording. Sanjeev Kohli confirmed the episode, but also added with regret that even he has not been able to trace out this rare recording. Sanjeev has a lot of rare items available on tape that are connected with his father’s work, but this particular duet he could never trace.

Today, we are introducing a film that probably is the last film to be released, for which music was actively composed by Madan Mohan Sb. The film ‘Veer Zaara’ of 2004 does not count, in the sense that the music for that film has been adapted and arranged using some of the unused melodies that were created by Madan Mohan. The film ‘Chaalbaaz’ was initiated in 1974, while he was still alive, but due to whatever reasons, it could be released only in 1980.

After the release of ‘Mausam’ in 1975, and his passing away in the same year, the following films that carry music by him, got released in later years.

  • ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976)
  • ‘Sharaafat Chhod Di Maine’ (1976)
  • ‘Saahib Bahadur’ (1977)
  • ‘Inspector Eagle’ (1978)
  • ‘Jalan’ (1978)
  • ‘Chaalbaaz’ (1980)

So there is a continued stream of his work getting released, for the five years immediately after his passing away. This would be a very interesting analysis to review his work post 1975. ‘Laila Majnu’, the Rishi Kapoor – Ranjeeta Thakur starrer, is of course well known for its songs. It would be an appealing exercise.

Another very interesting thing about the song being presented today is that the singing voices are of Amit Kumar and Asha Bhosle. In an interview (available on YouTube here), Amit Kumar has stated that Madan Mohan was one of the first two music directors who called upon him to sing for them (the other being the duo of Sapan Jagmohan), outside of his singing under the direction of his father, Kishore Kumar. This song is probably Amit Kumar’s first song to be recorded by a music director other than his father.

The film is produced under the banner of Ravi Films, Bombay and is directed by Hari Mehra. The star cast is listed as Deepak Khanna, Jaya Kaushalya, Nadira, Anjana, Imtiaz, Kamal Kapoor, Heeralal, V Gopal, Leela Mishra, Hani Chaya, Atam Prakash, Master Nitin, David, Abhi Bhattacharya, Raj Mehra, and Jairaj. The four songs in this film are written by Yogesh and music, of course, by Madan Mohan.

Recorded sometimes in 1974, but eventually released in the film in 1980, the song is an interesting and somewhat unusual composition. Reading the lyrics, it feels as if the stanzas are almost in free form, and yet the tune that ties them together is very attractive.

The only song that Amit Kumar has sung for Madan Mohan. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Hai Shaam Badi Matwaali  (Chaalbaaz) (1980) Singer – Amit Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Madan Mohan
Amit Kumar + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Provided by Peevesie’s Mom)

hai shaam badi matwaali
aur aasmaan pe laali
is laali se rang tera
gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
hai shaam badi matwaali
aur aasmaan pe laali
iss laali se rang tera
gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey

aaaaa aaaaaa

aaaaaa aaaaa
sooni sooni raahon mein akeli
main to jaa rahi hoon khoyi khoyi
aise mein apna mujhe banaa le
tujh bin mera aur nahi hai koi
har pal yeh pyar tera
saathi banaa jo mera
jeewan ka sab andhera
kahaan jaane kho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey 
khuda khair karey

tera aanchal jab lehraaya

chalne lagi hawaa’ein
tera aanchal jab lahraya..aa..aa
tu ne zulfein kya bikhraain
jhukne lagi ghataa’ein
tune zulfein kya bikhraain..ee
oo de kar sapne tum ne apne
rang di meri adaa’ein
de kar sapne tumne apne..ae
tum se har din har pal hum ne
maangi yahi duaa’ein
jeewan ki in raahon mein yoon hi
rakhna tum baahon mein
tere pyar ki is chhaaon mein
dil mera so gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair kareln

hai sham badi matwaali
aur aasman pe laali
iss laali se rang tera gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

आssss आsssss
आsssss आssss
सूनी सूनी राहों में अकेली
मैं तो जा रही हूँ खोई खोई
ऐसे में अपना मुझे बना ले
तुझ बिन मेरा और नहीं है कोई
हर पल ये प्यार तेरा
साथी बना जो मेरा
जीवन का सब अंधेरा
कहाँ जाने खो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

तेरा आँचल जब लहराया
चलने लगी हवाएँ
तेरा आँचल जब लहराया॰॰आ॰॰आ
तूने ज़ुल्फें क्या बिखराइं
झुकने लगी घटाएँ
तूने ज़ुल्फें क्या बिखराइं॰॰ई
ओ दे कर सपने तुमने अपने
रंग दीं मेरी अदाएं
दे कर सपने तुमने अपने॰॰ए
तुमसे हर दीं हर पल हमने
मांगी यही दुआएं
जीवन इन राहों में यूं ही
रखना तुम बाहों में
तेरे प्यार की इस छांव
दिल मेरा सो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे


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 :

3906 Post No. : 14962 Movie Count :

4089

Missing Films of 1960s – 101
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And yet, once again, another melodious and enchanting song. And once again, from a film that one has not heard anything about. The film is ‘Surya Devta’ from 1969 – as obscure as it can get. I have not heard of this film or its songs, before finding them in the Geet Kosh.

The film is produced by Alice Pictures, Bombay and is directed by Sharad Desai. The cast of actors is listed as Nirupa Roy, Ashish Kumar, Manimala, Sapru, Jeevan, Shekhar, Amrit Patel, Sarita Khatau, P Kailash, Sarita Devi, Shukla, Dalpat, Bhoj Kumar, and Kapoor.

The film has six songs listed. The lyrics are written by two poets – Madan and Bharat Vyas. Today’s song is written by Madan. The music is composed by Avinash Vyas. The singing voice is of Suman Kalyanpur.

As I am preparing this post, and checking the genre categories, I realize that this song is an opposite genre of the “Please Don’t Go” type songs. Something like “Please Let Me Go” song. 🙂 I can think of one or two other such songs.

But what a lovely melodious composition, and what a lovely rendering by Suman Kalyanpur. A song that surely should have been more heard and more known.

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Jaane De, O Bedardi Jaane De  (Surya Devta) (1969) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Madan, MD – Avinash Vyas

 

Lyrics

jaane de
oo bedardi jaane de
oo bedardi jaane de
morey maathe ki bindiya bikhar gai re
koi poochhega to kya kahungi main
jaane de
oo bedardi jaane de

rok ke meri raah
naam badnaam na kar mere pyaar ka
rok ke meri raah
naam badnaam na kar mere pyaar ka
chaaron taraf pehra hai sainyyaan
is bairi sansaar ka
ab milne ki ghadiyaan guzar gayin re
koi poochhega to kya kahungi main
jaane de
oo bedardi jaane de

door rahoongi tan se sainyyaan
mann to hai tere paas re
door rahoongi tan se sainyyaan
mann to hai tere paas re
janam janam se hoon main teri
kar mujh pe vishwaas re
more kajre ki kor bigad gayi re
koi poochhega to kya kahungi main
jaane de
oo bedardi jaane de
morey maathe ki bindiya bikhar gai re
koi poochhega to kya kahungi main
jaane de
oo bedardi jaane de

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जाने दे
ओ ओ बेदर्दी जाने दे
ओ ओ बेदर्दी जाने दे
मेरी माथे की बिंदिया बिखर गई रे
कोई पूछेगा तो क्या कहूँगी मैं
जाने दे
ओ बेदर्दी जाने दे

रोक के मेरी राह
नाम बदनाम ना कर मेरे प्यार का
रोक के मेरी राह
नाम बदनाम ना कर मेरे प्यार का
चारों तरफ पहरा हैं सैंय्या
इस बैरी संसार का
अब मिलने की घड़ियाँ गुज़र गईं रे
कोई पूछेगा तो क्या कहूँगी मैं
जाने दे
ओ बेदर्दी जाने दे

दूर रहूँगी तन से सैंय्या
मन तो है तेरे पास रे
दूर रहूँगी तन से सैंय्या
मन तो है तेरे पास रे
जनम जनम से हूँ मैं तेरी
कर मुझ पे विश्वास रे
मोरे कजरे को कोर बिगड़ गई रे
कोई पूछेगा तो क्या कहूँगी मैं
जाने दे
ओ बेदर्दी जाने दे
मेरी माथे की बिंदिया बिखर गई रे
कोई पूछेगा तो क्या कहूँगी मैं
जाने दे
ओ बेदर्दी जाने दे


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 : 3554 Post No. : 14261

So, minus 1 and plus 1, we still got to the 100th Yippeee film yesterday.

Minus 1 because on 3rd April, Atul ji had announced the Yippeee-ing of the film ‘Razia Sultan’ (1983), after posting its ‘sixth + seventh’ songs together – an announcement that turned out to be incorrect. Avinash ji pointed out that there is still one more song to be posted from this film. With some more leg work and info-search we now have more detailed info about the song list of this film. Below is the details of the songs of ‘Razia Sultan’ that I had shared with Atul ji the same day, in email.

I just checked the 1981-90  volume compiled by Jagdish Purohit and Ghulam Qureshi, with the involvement of Suman Chaurasia of Indore. This volume was published as the HFM lovers were/are waiting for Hamraaz ji to bring out his next volume.

In this volume, the compilers have listed 12 songs for this film. Since ‘Razia Sultan’ is a well known film, and a landmark in itself, I am sure lots of information sources are available and there is less chance that the compilers would be in error. In a musical film like this, number of songs certainly would not be limited to 6/7.

The list of all songs, as per this volume, is

  1. Ae Dil e Nadaan
  2. Aayi Zanjeer Ki Jhankar
  3. Naghma e Mohabbat
  4. Jalta Hai Badan
  5. Hariyala Banna
  6. Ae Khuda Shukr Tera
  7. Khwaab Ban Kar Koi Aayega
  8. Tera Hijr Mera Naseeb Hai
  9. Taraana e Jashn e Taajpsohi
  10. Shubh Ghadi Aayi Re
  11. Ae Dil e Nadaan (this may be part 2, or a reprisal)
  12. Falak Se Awaaz Hai

As per our blog listing, we have as yet covered 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and possibly 11. As per the singer list, the songs 9 and 10 seem to important loaded songs; 9 has 4 singers and 10 has 6 singers. Both these songs have Ustad Faiyaaz Ahmed Khan, and Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan in the list of singers.

Just like maybe Pakeezaah, the remaining songs are probably less heard, less popular ones, which may drop from the collective memory.  You may recall that the non-Ghalib items in Mirza Ghalib (3 in number) remained obscure for quite a long time, since the radio and the radio listening public focused on the Ghalib creations in this film.

So that was minus 1 for 3rd April.

However, Atul ji is quick to also point out that back on 16th Jan, we had actually Yippeee’d two films together on the same day. That had happened, because both Atul ji and I were separately working on two different Yippeee posts, and our communications to each other regarding the posts seemed to have crossed but not read by each other. So in quick succession, both he and I posted two Yippeee songs that day – “Gaadi Dilli Waali Chali” (‘Delhi Junction’, 1960) and “Soyi Soyi Chaandni Hai. . .” (‘Khazaana’, 1951). In his write up, Atul ji has noted that,

Coming to my observations that we need to reiterate our new year resolutions (Gregorian calender version) on new year (Hindu calender version) as well. On the first day of this year (viz Yesterday 15 january 2018), only the first half of the half the resolution (viz posting a debutant song for the day) was fulfilled till late in the night. Sudhir Ji had posted a “debutant” post for the day. I had noticed that he had planned for a “YIPPEE” post as well. But seeing that the “debutant” post had appeared so late, I was afraid that it might become a race against time to fully fulfil the new year resolution. So I decided to lend a helping hand to Sudhir Ji. I prepared this “YIPPEE” writeup and I decided to post it in case Sudhir Ji was strapped for time (which he certainly is these days).

Fortunately, I found that Sudhir Ji succeeded in posting the YIPPEE writeup just in the nick of time yesterday night, and it was that rollicking title song of “China Town”(1962), viz. Rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzaar China Town.

So the song that I had kept as the backup YIPPEE song was not required.

Today (16 january 2018), we find ourself in the same situation as yesterday. The “debutant” movie of the day was done and dusted with first thing in the morning by Sudhir Ji. Sudhir Ji then asked me for the list of YIPPiable movies, aiming to post the YIPPEE movie of today as well, while I concentrated on the O P Nayyar tribute post.

After the O P Nayyar tribute post was published late, I found that Sudhir Ji has prepared for the YIPPEE song of the day, and it was a song that was not available online as far as I can tell. But like last night, we are against racing against time and I do not find Sudhir Ji at the keyboard right now. So I feel that I need to step in and publish the backup YIPPEE song that I had prepared yesterday. That way, Sudhir Ji can publish his YIPPEE article on the next day.

In fact, as Atul ji was hastening to complete the above Yippeee post for that day, I was equally busy on my keyboard, and almost simultaneously – a difference of about 45 minutes, I too posted the Yippeee post for the day, only to realize immediately that the work is now duplicated. So I immediately went back into my post and added this footnote,

[Ed Note: It was only after this song got posted that I took a breather, only to notice that Atul ji has also already welcomed another film (the previous post) to Yippeee-land today. It most certainly seems like the ‘yippeee-ing hour’, what with two films racing to Yippeee-land, just within minutes of each other. 😀 😀 ]

So, the two miscues cancelled each other out, and we are firmly able to announce that 100 Yippeee films have happened in the first 100 days of this calendar year (Gregorian). 🙂

Now, moving beyond the century yesterday, we come to ‘IOI’ of the Yippeee train today. Atul ji had posted the penultimate song of this film yesterday. Yes, I refer to the 1965 film ‘Sangraam’ – a film that has a full list of very memorable songs. This film made its debut on our blog way back on 12th Nov, 2010. Just see the list below of the songs posted so far. Each one of these songs is a veritable gem – in a mood that is so representative of the music of the 1960s.

Main To Tere Haseen Khayaalon Mein Kho Gayaa Sangraam 1965 3195 12-Nov-10
Masti Mein Doley Jiyaa Ho Sangraam 1965 4270 25-Jul-11
Dam Dam Dam Dam Damroo Baaje Sangraam 1965 10405 25-Oct-14
O Tera Chhup Chhup Ke Chale Aana Sangraam 1965 14093 23-Feb-18
Nikla sainyya chaalbaaz re Sangraam 1965 14255 10-Apr-18

These songs represent a music that was full of verve, full of energy, full of a joyous expression of love, taking in a lot of influence of the western rock and pop genres. Rhythm was more or less the dominant temper of this music, which was made for a popular taste that was already initiated by an increasing influence of western rhythms on the young minds of this nation. The decade of the 1960s was the time when the joys of freedom and the pain of partition were both tending to fade into paler shades, getting better of the passing generations.

The film is produced under the banner of Film India, Bombay, and is directed by Babubhai Mistry. The cast of actors includes Dara Singh, Geetanjali, Randhawa, Swarn Kumari, Maruti, Aruna Irani, Uma Dutt, Ratnamala, Mridula, Vishwas Kunte, Amrit Rana, Yunus Parvez, Baijnath, Helen, and King Kong.

After his earlier cameo appearances in films of 1950s, the first lead role that Dara Singh landed was in the film ‘King Kong’ of 1962. This was followed by ‘Aawaara Abdullah’ in 1963, then ‘Ek Tha Alibaba’, ‘King of Carnival’, ‘Rustom e Baghdad’, also 1963. In 1964, we see him in ‘Aandhi Aur Toofaan’, ‘Aaya Toofaan’, ‘Hercules’, ‘Dara Singh’ (yes, a film titled after his own name), ‘Rustom e Rome’, ‘Baadshah’, ‘Veer Bhimsen’. So when we come to 1965, Dara Singh has already appeared in a lead role in 12 films in just three years. The reason I am making this observation is that when I viewed this film in preparation for this post, I found a very interesting aspect. In this film, he is accompanied in the star cast by his younger brother Randhawa. The two brothers have already appeared together in ‘Aawaara Abdullah’, ‘Hercules’ and ‘Veer Bhimsen’. This is their fourth film together. As I viewed this film, I realized that the dialogues of both are dubbed in voices other than their own. I have not had time to sample once again his earlier films (some of which I know I have seen earlier) to ascertain whether this dubbing aspect is present in any of his earlier films. I do remember reading, well a long time back, that in the initial years of his career, his diction of Hindi/Urdu dialogues was less than desirable, as his voice had a very strong Punjabi accent to it. But I did not realize that he would be going through more than a dozen films and still be required to have his dialogues dubbed. The voice of the dubbing artist is very familiar, but I am not able to place a name to it right now.

The film is a costume drama with a strong element of palace intrigues and lost and found siblings stories. The corrupt Wazir (prime minister) has the king assassinated, and usurps the throne for himself. The king has two sons. The nanny for the two children is able to escape the bloodshed in the palace, along with one of the princes. The Wazir kind of adopts the second son, and raises him on a diet of lies and misinformation, hiding the truth about the death of the king, his father. The Wazir has a daughter, whom he wants to get married to the prince-in-custody. The prince-in-custody also fancies the lady. But the lady had lost her heart to a commoner in one of the villages in the kingdom, during some interludes that are very conveniently created by the story writers. The person she fancies, is actually the other prince, who had been taken away by the nanny and was raised by her in anonymity. So the tale of this film is about how the two brothers at first are enemies on account of fancying the same lady; then some way through the film, the truth about siblings is revealed and they become a team to vanquish the scheming Wazir and reclaim their father’s kingdom. And yes, the younger sibling gracefully steps aside for his elder brother to take over. 🙂

The one more interesting thing that I note about this film is the long drawn fighting sequences. Regular fans of Dara Singh films will recall the name King Kong. Yes, we had a wrestler by this name in that era when freestyle wrestling was a hugely popular spectator sport with the likes of Dara Singh, Randhawa, Goldstein, Imam Bux, Sheikh Ali, Hamida Pehalwan and of course the Great Gama Pehalwan etc. being the big names billed for such events. Believe it or not, but that was an era when for a freestyle wrestling match between some great names, one could expect anywhere from 1 Lakh to 2 Lakh spectators to be present (a Lakh is 100,000).

King Kong was a hugely bulky wrestler. His real name was Emile Czaja, and he was of mixed Indian – Australian descent, born in Hungary. He became a professional wrestler in the sub-continent and also appeared for bouts in all of south east Asia and Japan etc. Like Dara Singh he also migrated into Hindi films during the late 1950s and 60s, and appeared in many films generally as part of the villain’s team that would give a thrashing the heores to start with, and then at the end, get a beating of their lives at the hands of the lead wrestler. On YouTube, there are a few video footage clips of actual wrestling matches between Dara Singh and King Kong. Both of them appeared in many Hindi films together.

King Kong makes an appearance in this film also, as one of the henchmen of the devious Wazir. He has an additional significant presence in this film, as he also plays the father to the the young lady (Aruna Irani) who is the love interest of Maruti, the sidekick of Dara Singh in the film, making up a very detailed CSP (comic side plot). He fights on the side of the baddies, but eventually gives in to the goodies, since his daughter is in love with one of the goodies team member.

Ah yes, so I was talking about the long drawn out fight sequences in the film. They begin to appear almost from the start of the film, continue regularly throughout. Given these segments, the CSP and the songs, the actual story and dialogues have very little room to maneuver themselves. Everything other than the fight sequences seem to be in a hurry to get themselves done with. 🙂

Today’s song is the sixth song in the film. And what a rollicking dance song this one is. The trio of music directors – Lala Asar and Sattaar seem to be outdoing themselves in getting through the songs of this film. The song is filmed as a group dance song. The occasion is that the Wazir’s daughter has fled her father’s palace, choosing to come to the village where Dara Singh resides with his mother (actually his nanny from the royal babyhood days). The Wazir’s soldiers are chasing her, and they have been given a good beating by Dara Singh, Maruti and their team. This song is a celebration of their victory. We see Dara Singh and Geetanjali (Wazir’s daughter) and Dara Singh’s ‘mother’ seated prominently amongst the audience watching this performance. Maruti is part of this group dance. The video clip that is available is somewhat out of focus, on account of colors being splayed a little, as the photochemicals on the celluloid have aged. The face of the lead dancer is not very clear, and before I hazard a guess as to her identity, I request other friends and readers to please help identify this actress.

Enjoy this final song from this film to make it on to the billboard of our blog. And with that, we announce the Yippeee-dom status to this film. All aboard.

 

Song – Dhali Re Dhali Re Saanjh Dhali  (Sangraam) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, MD – Lala Asr Sattaar
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

teek teek jhungha ka jhoonga
teek teek jhungi ki jhungi

teek teek jhunga ki jhungi
teek teek jhunga ki jhingi

dhali re dhali re saanjh dhali
chali re chali re main to chali
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule

bol sakhi
mere daaman mein kya hai
machla hua
aa ke mausam chhupa hai
meetha meetha
chhaaya mujh pe nasha hai
meetha meetha
chhaaya mujh pe nasha hai
ye to abhi
pehli pehli ada hai
chain luta
jaane kya ho gaya hai
mann ki lagan
ho ke magan
dol rahi jaise pawan
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule
teek teek jhunga ki jhungi
teek teek jhunga ki jhingi

naam mera
dil pe likhte deewaane
bhanwre sadaa
aayen ras to churaane
aai badi
rang mujh pe jamaane
aai badi
rang mujh pe jamaane
uljhe agar
bolo saawan suhaane
uljhe bina
suljhe naa dil ke taraane
jawaan jawaan chhaaya samaa
husn bhara gora badan
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule
teek teek jhunga ki jhungi
teek teek jhunga ki jhingi

raat nai
aai hai un se milaane
husn chala
ishq pe tan mann lutaane
chaand aaya
aaj mujhko bulaane
chaand aaya
aaj mujhko bulaane
kaun hai wo
hum se lagi tu chhupaane
preet bhare
nain batiyaan na maane
behki nazar
jaaun jidhar
aata mujhe
wo hi nazar
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule

dhali re dhali re saanjh dhali
chali re chali re main to chali
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
(haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley)

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
(haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley)

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
(haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टीक टीक झुंघा का झूंघा
टीक टीक झुंघी का झुंघी

टीक टीक झुंघा की झुंघी
टीक टीक झुंघा की झिंघी

ढली रे ढली रे साँझ ढली
चली रे चली रे मैं तो चली
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले

बोल सखी
मेरे दामन में क्या है
मचला हुआ
आ के मौसम छुपा है
मीठा मीठा
मुझपे छाया नशा है
मीठा मीठा
मुझपे छाया नशा है
ये तो अभी
पहली पहली अदा है
चैन लुटा
जाने क्या हो गया है
मन की लगन
हो के मगन
डोल रही जैसे पवन
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले
टीक टीक झुंघा की झुंघी
टीक टीक झुंघा की झिंघी

नाम मेरा
दिल पे लिखते दीवाने
भँवरे सदा
आयें रस को चुराने
आई बड़ी
रंग मुझपे जमाने
आई बड़ी
रंग मुझपे जमाने
उलझे अगर
बोलो सावन सुहाने
उलझे बिना
सुलझे ना दिल के तराने
जवां जवां छाया समां
हुस्न भरा गोरा बदन
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले
टीक टीक झुंघा की झुंघी
टीक टीक झुंघा की झिंघी

रात नई
आई है उनसे मिलाने
हुस्न चला
इश्क़ पे तन मन लुटाने
चाँद आया
आज मुझको बुलाने
चाँद आया
आज मुझको बुलाने
कौन है वो
हमसे लगी तू छुपाने
प्रीत भरे
नैन बतियाँ ना माने
बहकी नज़र
जाऊन जिधर
आता मुझे
वो ही नज़र
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले

ढली रे ढली रे साँझ ढली
चली रे चली रे मैं तो चली
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले

आsss आsss आsss आsss आsss
(हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले)

आsss आsss आsss आsss आsss
(हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले)

आsss आsss आsss आsss आsss
(हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले)


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 : 3468 Post No. : 13923

Now, none of the regulars can say they have not heard this song. In a film that boasts of more than one song that competes for the title of the best song in the film, this song surely is one of the best songs in this film. Wow – that sure is saying something for the quality of songs of this film. In 1962, music director Ravi has been active as an independent music director for about seven years now, and he already has about 30 films behind him, that he has composed for. His films include such notable hits as ‘Ek Saal’ (1957), ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1958), ‘Ghar Sansaar’ (1958), ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chaand’ (1960), ‘Ghunghat’ (1960), ‘Gharaana’ (1961), ‘Modern Girl’ (1961), ‘Bombay Ka Chor’ (1962) and many more. And then in 1962, out comes this Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen starrer called ‘China Town’ – and the popular response is “Baar Baar Dekho, Hazaar Baar Dekho”. Oh yes, the songs of this film – one just does not feel done with them, no matter how many times you have heard them.

Produced and directed by Shakti Samant, the cast of actors includes such notables – Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen, Madan Puri, SN Bannerjee, Keshav Rana, TunTun, Rashid Khan, Polson, Samson, Shetty, Jeevankala, Mridula and about twenty more names.  Songwriter of all the eight songs in this film is Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music, already mentioned, is by Ravi.

Eight songs in all, seven of which have already been showcased on our blog. And we come to the yippeee night for this film, brining on board this last, but not the least, songs of this film. It is a lovely composition, and just by listening to it, even without the visual, the image that comes to mind is – Helen. Ravi has tried to recreate the magic of “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” – albeit a slower pace, and has done a great composition.

But wait. What is this that I discover? The song that we have always heard in the film, and also as generally available in most uploads – goodness that song is missing from the listings in Geet Kosh. This question took up most of my time today afternoon and evening. I must admit that either I have been forgetful, or plain ignorant. Other folks may already know this, but this song has two versions, which, as I discovered after some leg work on the internet and searching my own collection, are quite different from each other, in terms of wordings. The tune and the melody is exactly the same but the words are noticeably different.

The Geet Kosh listing shows the title of this song as “Laakhon Haseenon Se Hai Gulzar China Town”. But as we play the video clip of this film, this song appears as the film beginning song, with the title line changed to “Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzar China Town”. This latter version is the one that is the most available in all the searches one makes online. It is almost as if the former version does not exist. I checked in my collection, and am relieved to find that I have both versions in the folder of this film. And then, with some more intense search online, I am finally also able to locate a Sa Re Ga Ma upload, which is the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version. The upload comment specifically states that this recording is from the vinyl record prepared from the sound track. There is some error here possibly, because the sound track version is “Rangeen Bahaaron Se”. I checked some more and then I am able to locate an Eraksoldies upload of an SLBC (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp) program that presents all songs of this film. Knowing this is an SLBC recording, these songs are quite surely from 78 rpm records. And this selection contains the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version. I checked again in my collection, and sure enough, this version in my collection also is from a 78 rpm recording. So anyways. . .

What may have been the reason to make two versions, is not clear at this time. We know that it was an era that all songs were recorded twice, once for the 78 rpm record, and once for the final sound track. We see many instances that the two versions are different, in that there is either a different antaraa, or an additional antaraa in the sound track version. More noticeably, the difference in the two versions generally is the music – different lengths of preludes and interludes, maybe an extra couplet in the beginning, subtle variations in the music arrangement and the instruments used. However, it is only rarely that we see that there is a considerable variation in the wordings of different lines themselves. It is generally accepted that the 78 rpm version is released first. Also generally that both versions are recorded simultaneously. But yes, there are known cases where these two recordings may have been done at different points in time, as per circumstantial requirements. Recall the song of ‘Chhalia’ (1960) in which the song “Chhalia Mera Naam. . .” was re-recorded for sound track after the censors raised objections to some words in the original recording.

By that logic, it would seem that the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version is recorded earlier and the “Rangeen Bahaaron Se” version which appears in the sound track was probably done later. The former, 78 rpm version carries two antaraas, and the latter soundtrack version carries three antaraas. And there is a sizeable modifications of words themselves. Now what prompted these wording changes – that needs to be explored. I would request our knowledgeable readers and friends to please add information related to this query.

The earlier songs posted for this film are listed below.

Baar Baar Dekho Hazaar Baar Dekho 617 25-Jan-09
Dekho Ji Ek Baalaa Jogi 3486 2-Feb-11
Yamma Yamma Yamma Tu Parwaana Main Shamma 4858 21-Oct-11
Hum Se Na Poochho Hum Kahaan Chale 11688 24-Dec-15
Ye Rang Na Chhootega Ulfat Ki Nishaani Hai 13586 15-Sep-17
Bada Qaatil Hai Mera Yaar China Chin Chin Chu 13917 14-Jan-18

 

Of the above listed songs, the “Yamma Yamma Yamma. . .” song actually includes two songs, which are listed at nos. 5 and 6 in the Geet Kosh. And the song “Bada Qaatil Hai Mera Yaar. . .” is the song listed at no. 8 in the Geet Kosh.

So we bring to Yippeee land, this most musical film, that started its journey on our blog close to – goodness, nine years. Wow. Maybe one day we shall do an analysis on the patterns in the time taken to bring all songs of a film on board. Maybe it brings out some interesting results.

Enjoy both these “Rangeen Bahaaren” and “Laakhon Haseeen” versions of the song. And welcome ‘China Town’ to Yippeee land. 🙂

[Ed Note: Ah yes, and the titling on the video clip (it is uploaded in the Rajshri channel) is also incorrect. They have captioned the upload as “Thandi Bahaaron Se. . .” whereas it is very clearly heard as ‘Rangeen Bahaaron Se. . .”.]

[Video Version – from Fim Clip]

[Audio Version – from Gramophone Record]

Song – Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzaar China Town  (China Town) (1962) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics

Video Version
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town

shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

ho oo
dekho dekho
idhar to dekho
dil ki ye raahen
hawaayen
ye rang raliyaan
ho oo
behki behki
ye mehki mehki
zulfon ki bhaanti
balkhaati
lehraati kaliyaan
nomoshkaar

rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
chung chung cheena
o chun chun chinna
kehte hain pyaare
ishaare
sambhal ke zara
oo oo
babu aana
par kho na jaana
ye dil ka pyaala
matwaala
na chhalke zara
bo-shu
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko duniya se
begaana
ho jaana hai to aa
oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko duniya se
begaana
ho jaana hai to aa
aa-shu
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town
china town
china town

Audio Version

laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki hai shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
chung chung cheena
qaatil haseena
karti hai pyaare
ishaare
sambhal ke zara
oo oo
babu aana
par kho na jaana
ye dil ka pyaala
matwaala
na chhalke zara
bo-shu
laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki hai shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko deewaana
mastaana
ho jaana hai to aa
oo oo
khud hai masti
yahaan ki basti
haare alam ko
har gham ko

bhulaana hai to aa
aa-shu
laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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विडियो संस्करण
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

हो ओ॰॰॰
देखो देखो
इधर तो देखो
दिल कि ये राहें
हवाएँ
ये रंग रलियाँ
हो ओ॰॰॰
बहकी बहकी
ये महकी महकी
ज़ुल्फों की भांति
बलखाती
लहराती कलियाँ
नोमोष्कार

रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
चुँग चुँग चीना
ओ चुन चुन चिन्ना
कहते हैं प्यारे
इशारे
संभाल के ज़रा
ओ ओ॰॰॰
बाबू आना
पर खो ना जाना
ये दिल का प्याला
मतवाला
ना छलके ज़रा
बो-शू
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दुनिया से
बेगाना
हो जाना है तो आ
ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दुनिया से
बेगाना
हो जाना है तो आ
आ-शू
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

औडियो संस्करण
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
चुँग चुँग चीना
क़ातिल हसीना
करती है प्यारे
इशारे
संभल के ज़रा
ओ ओ॰॰॰
बाबू आना
पर खो ना जाना
ये दिल का प्याला
मतवाला
ना छलके ज़रा
बो-शू
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दीवाना
मस्ताना
हो जाना है तो आ
ओ ओ॰॰॰
खुद है मस्ती
यहाँ की बस्ती
हारे अलम को
हर ग़म को
भुलाना है तो आ
आ-शू
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

 


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo to all Atulites

Today is 1st August 2017 – the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Dada. He would have been 104. Phew! Whatever I know of Bhagwan Dada or Bhagwan is all hearsay and whatever I have read up on the various sites on the net.
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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.

Though I have been discussing six to seven songs a day everyday for the last five days, I found myself at a strange dilemma. Most of the songs discussed on the day are decided at the spur of the moment by me in the morning (some on the last evening). But today, I found myself stumbling against songs that I found truly special and outstanding. They were songs that deserved special writeups and special occasions. And if I devote time to write special writeups for them, I will run out of time that I need to post my target number of songs for the day.
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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.

“Laal Batti”(1957) was directed by Balraj Sahni and Krishn Chopra for Cine Cooperatives Limited, Bombay. this movie had Mala Sinha, Balraj Sahni, Shashikala, Jawahar Kaul, Kamal, Rashid Khan, Sulochana (Ruby Meyers), Baij Sharma, Pal Mahendra, Brahm Bhardwaj, Bishan Khanna etc in it.
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“Utsav” (1984) was produced by Shashi Kapoor and directed by Girish Karnad. The movie had Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Amjad Khan, Shankar Nag, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shekhar Suman, Neena Gupta, Anuradha Patel, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Harish Patel, Yunus Parwez, Satish Kaushik etc in it.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

In this blog we have discussed three pairs of Hindi film personalities having more or less the same name leading to considerable confusion. Shyam vs Shyam Kumar, Shashi (chand) F. Kapoor vs Shashi Kapoor ,and Arun Kumar(Ahuja) vs Arun Kumar (Mukherji).
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has more than 15300 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Movies with all their songs covered =1180
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