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Blog Day :

4577 Post No. : 16185

“Rivaaj” (1972) was produced by K C Bokadia and directed by T Prakash Rao. The movie had Mala Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Farida Jalal, Nazir Hussain, Sulochana, Pandhari Bhai, Mukri, Gauri, Jayshree T, Raj Kishore, Zeb Rehman, Mehmood Junior etc in it.

The movie had 8 songs in it (including one multiple version song). Four songs have been covered in the blog.

Here are the details of the song in the movie:-

Song Posted On
Main teri prem deewaani meera, meera, aao chhaliyaa 12.11.2020
Tujh mein hoon main, mujh mein hai tu”>Tujh mein hoon main, mujh mein hai tu 09.07.2013
Pyaara pyaara sabse nyaara aanewaala hai koyi hamaara Being posted today
Tujh jaisi laadli laakhon mein ek (multiple version song)
Lagey koi lottery yaa jackpot lagey 30.01.2015
Jalaa do jalaa do jaalaa do duniya ko jalaa do 06.11.2020
Phoolon sa mahka huaa ye reshmi tan mera

Today (28 January 2021) is the 84rd birthday of Suman Kalyanpur (DoB 28 Jauary 1937). On this occasion, here is a song from “Rivaaj”(1972). This song is sung by Suman LKalyanpur. Indeevar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is lip synced by Mala Sinha and it is picturised as a god bharai ceremony song, as can be guessed from the lyrics of the song. Many people are seen in the picturisation. I can only identify Sanjeev Kumar. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors seen in the picturisation.

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

We take this opportunit to wish Suman Kalyanpur a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Pyaara pyaara sabse nyaara aanewaala hai koi hamaara (Rivaaj)(1972) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Indeevar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus
Suman Kalyanpur + Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

la la laa laa aa
la la laa laa aa
la la laa aa aa
la la laa laa aa
la la laa laa aa
la la laa laa aa
la la laa aa aa
la la laa laa aa

pyaaara aa
pyaaraa aa
o pyaaraa aa
sabse nyaaraa aa
aanewaala hai koyi hamaaraa
aisa moti naa hoga saagar mein
aisa ambar mein hogaa na taaraa
pyaaara aa
pyaaraa aa

o pyaaraa aa
sabse nyaaraa aa

aanewaala hai koyi hamaaraa
o o o aisa moti naa hoga saagar mein
aisa ambar mein hogaa na taaraa

pyaaara aa

banke soorajmukhi mera man khil gaya
ye na poochho mujhe aaj kya mil gaya aa
banke soorajmukhi mera man khil gaya
ye na poochho mujhe aaj kya mil gaya aa
kisne dharti pe sooraj utaaraa aa
o utaaraa
pyaaara aa
pyaaraa aa

o pyaaraa aa
sabse nyaaraa aa
aanewaala hai koyi hamaaraa
o o o aisa moti naa hoga saagar mein
aisa ambar mein hogaa na taaraa
pyaaara aa

phool wo jiske aage chaman kuchh nahin
aisaa dhan jiske aage ratan kuchh nahin
phool wo jiske aage chaman kuchh nahin
aisaa dhan jiske aage ratan kuchh nahin
apne angnaa bahegi ras dhaaraa
ras dhaaraa aa
pyaaara aa
pyaaraa aa

o pyaaraa aa
sabse nyaaraa aa
aanewaala hai koyi hamaaraa
o o o aisa moti naa hoga saagar mein
aisa ambar mein hogaa na taaraa
pyaaara aa

jiske aate hi aanchal bahak jaayega
jisko paate hi jeewan mahek jaayegaa
jiske aate hi aanchal bahak jaayega
jisko paate hi jeewan mahek jaayegaa
jiske sapnon ne jeewan sanwaaraa
o sanwaara
pyaaara aa
pyaaraa aa

o pyaaraa aa
sabse nyaaraa aa
aanewaala hai koyi hamaaraa
o o o aisa moti naa hoga saagar mein
aisa ambar mein hogaa na taaraa
pyaaara aa
pyaaara aa
pyaaraa aa
sabse nyaaraa aa
aanewaala hai koyi hamaaraa …


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Blog Day :

4561 Post No. : 16173

“Thhodi Si Bewafaai”(1980) was directed by Ismail Shroff for Konark Combine International, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Padmini Kolhapre, Sushant Ray, Shreeram Laagoo, Deven Verma, Maya Alagh (ne discvery), A K Hangal, Jalal Agha, Shashi Kiran, Urmila Bhatt, Gayatri, Gauri Khurana, Preeti Ganguly, Dina Pathak, Leela Mishra, Viju Khote, Madhu Malhotra, Lalita Kumari, Murad, Dharmveer, Moolchand, Ramavtar, Manmauji, Sundar Taneh]ja, Kishore, Jameer etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here are their details:-

Blog Post number Song Date posted
383 Hazaar raahein mudke dekhin 14 December 2008
395 Aankhon me hamne aapke sapne sajaaye hain 16 December 2008
860 Mausam mausam lovely mausam 9 March 2009
14916 Barse phuhaar barse phuhaar 9 March 2019
15733 Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin 18 July 2020

Here is the sixth and final song from “Thhodi Si Bewafaai”(1980). I have not seen this movie and this is the only song from the movie that I had never heard before till now. This song is sung by Sulakshana Pandit and Jagjeet Kaur. The song is picturized as a “god bharai” rasm song here an expectant mother Shabana Azmi’s god bharai rasm is taking place with almost the entire star cast of the movie in attendance.

I am unable to identify the two ladies who lip sync the song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

ith this song, all the six songs of “Thhodi Si Bewafaai”(1980) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Suno na bhaabhi soni bhaabhi(Thhodi Si Bewafaai)(1980) Singers-Sulakshana Pandit, Jagjit Kaur, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Khayyam
Both

Lyrics

suno na bhaabhi
soni bhaabhi
sona doongi jo ladka do
na na na bhaabhi
sone se mehangi
doongi duaayen jo ladki ho

suno na bhaabhi
soni bhabhi
sona doongi jo ladka do
na na na bhaabhi
sone se mehangi
doongi duaayen jo ladki ho

ladka hua to bhaabhi main uska
abhinand naam rakhaaungi
nahin nahin bhaabhi hogi to ladki
soch ke naam bataaungi

ladka hua to bhaabhi main uska abhinand naam rakhaaungi
nahin nahin bhaabhi
hogi to ladki
soch ke naam bataaungi
soch ke naam bataaungi

suno na bhaabhi
soni bhabhi
sona doongi jo ladka do
na na na bhaabhi
sone se mehangi doongi duaayen jo ladki ho

ladka hua to wada raha
main apne saath sulaaungi
ladki hui to bhaabhi main usko apne haath khilaungi
apne haath khilaungi

haan
ladka hua to waada raha
main apne saath sulaaungi
ladki hui to bhaabhi main usko apne haath khilaungi
apne haath khilaungi

bache khaana nahin khaate
doodh peete hain
wo to kaun pilaayega mui

hahahaha
suno na bhaabhi
soni bhabhi
sona doongi jo ladka do
na na na bhaabhi
sone se mehangi
doongi duaayen jo ladki ho

chhota sa ek munna bhaabhi
main achkan pahnaaungi
chhoti si ik munni
uska pink garaara silaaungi
pink garaara silaaungi

chhota sa ek munna bhaabhi
main achkan pahnaaungi
chhoti si ik munni
uska pink garaara silaaungi

o ho
pink garaara silaaungi
arre tujhe nahin maaloom
ladka hi hoga
arre jaa jaa
ladki hogi

maine jo kah diya
ladka hoga
to ladka hi hoga
main jo kahti hoon
ladki hogi

o ho bhaabhi
ab tum hi samjhauta kar lo
agar judwa bachche ho jaayen to
ye baat hui naa
ik ladki ik ladka ho

aa hahahahaha
suno na bhabhi
soni bhabhi ik ladki ik ladka ho
suno na bhabhi soni bhabhi
ik ladki ik ladka ho
ik ladki ik ladka ho
ik ladki ik ladka ho


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Blog Day : 4060 Post No. : 15193

“Zindagi”(1964) was written produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Gemini Productions, Madras. This movie had Raj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Helen, Mehmood, Prithviraj Chauhan, Jeevan, Dhumal, Jayant, Kanhaiyalal, Hiralal, Master Shahid, Leela Chitnis, Pushpavalli(Actress Rekha`s mother), Baby Farida & “Honey”, Mumtaz Begum, Moolchand, Nirupa Roy, Satyajeet etc in it.

The movie had 13 songs in it. Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Today (30 august 2019) is the 96th birth anniversary of Shailendra (30 august 1923 -14 december 1966). Shailendra would have been 96 today. I know of at least one person senior to Shailendra in age who is still around. Sadly Shailendra left us at a tender age of 43.

In such a brief duration of 43 years, he had a 17 years long career as a lyricist in HFGK. His literary output during this period was enough to establish himself as an all time great lyricist in the annals of HFM.

Shailendra penned around 760 songs in HFM. This blog has as many as 676 of his songs. So only around 80 odd Shalendra songs are left to be covered in the blog.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shailendra, here is a song from “Zindagi”(1964). This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised as a “god bharaai rasm” song. Picturisation shows a would be mother played by Vyjyanti Mala, surrounded by ladies viz. Leela Chitnis, Mumtaz Begum and others while Helen (who rather unusually for her is seen clad in a saari)lip syncs this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai (Zindagi)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ik naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein leher hai
ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai

chaand ko palne mein bulaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein leher hai
chaand ko palne mein bulaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein leher hai

nainon waali
kaahey ko tu nain chhuraaye ae
nain chhuraaye
baithhi hai kyun chor si
tu sar ko jhukaaye ae
sar ko jhukaaye
mukh na chhupaa
kya ye chhupaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai
ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai

rotaa koyee aayegaa iss ghar ko hansaane ae
ghar ko hansaane
aas ke deepak se kayee deep jalaaney ae
deep jalaaney
naach rey mann
naachne gaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai
ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai
chaand ko palne mein bulaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein leher hai


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 :

3950 Post No. : 15026 Movie Count :

4119

Missing Films of 1960s – 107
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The film that is being introduced today is ‘Lav Kush’ from 1967. It was a time when mythological and religious films were still a draw – a draw enough for producers to continue producing this genre of films. It was a crop of artists, producers and financiers who held sway in the decades from the early years of Indian cinema, till maybe 1980s. Beyond that, once that crop withered away – passing away, retiring, or just plain fatigue, this genre of films has seen only a downward slide.

The film is produced by Basant Pictures. Regulars will recall that Basant Pictures is an off shoot of the Wadia Movietone, and both these production banners have witnessed great success in the 1940s and 1950s – Wadia with their stunt films (mostly starring Nadia), and Basant with their religious and social offerings.

The film is directed by SN Tripathi; ah yes, the same person who is also the music director. The cast of actors reads like Jaishri Gadkar, Aseem Kumar, Sheel Kumar, Bela Bose, Bablu, SN Tripathi, Chitra, Dalpat, BM Vyas, Hari Shukla, Bhagwan Sinha, RC Pandey, and Lalita Desai. The film has seven songs listed, and all the seven are penned by songwriter Saraswati Kumar Deepak.1

The song is a dance song in the royal court. The time of narrative is when Lord Ram has safely returned to Ayodhya, He has been crowned as the king, and the Ram Rajya is installed. Things seem to be settling down and moving smoothly. At this juncture, it becomes known that Sita is expecting and should become a mother soon.

This song is played at this time, when a court full of ladies marking this celebration with their good wishes blessings. The lead dancer in this song is Bela Bose. Interesting to note that Bela Bose is known for the ‘other’ types of dances. However, this dance – cast in a combination of semi classical plus folk steps – is no less impressive.

Maybe 5, or 6 films more to go for the 1960s list. Hopefully soon. 🙂

 

Song – Aao Ri Pyaari Behna Hil Mil Gaao Ri  (Lav Kush) (1967) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD – SN Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

ek maas beeta doosara maas beeta
ye teesara mahina
ye teesara mahina
kacha pakka waar mann ko na bhaawe thaal
dekho bookh laage na
dekho bookh laage na
hare hare amuvaa ki chutney piswaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

lag gaya satwaan mahina
dekho jhukna kathin ho gaya
jhukna kathin ho gaya
kaise buhaarengi anganwaa
ke achra khisakne laga
achra khisakne laga
phoolon ki sej pe in ko sulaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

tulsi ko pooj ke
suraj devta ki karey vinti Siya
karey vinti Siya
choom choom achra
suhaginan bahu ko aashish de diya
bahu ko aashish de diya
nauven mahine mein to munna khilaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

एक मास बीता दूसरामास बीता
ये तीसरा महिना
ये तीसरा महिना
कच्चा पक्का वार मन को ना भावे थाल
देखो भूख लागे ना
देखो भूख लागे ना
हरे हरे अमुवा की चटनी पिसवाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

लग गया सातवाँ महिना
देखो झुकना कठिन हो गया
झुकना कठिन हो गया
कैसे बुहारेंगी अंगनवा
के अचरा खिसकने लगा
अचरा खिसकने लगा
फूलों की सेज पे इनको सुलाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

तुलसी को पूज के
सूरज देवता की करे विनती सिया
करे विनती सिया
चूम चूम अचरा
सुहागिनन बहू को आशीश दे दिया
बहू को आशीश दे दिया
नौवें महीने में तो मुन्ना खिलाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री


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 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 : 3534 Post No. : 14193

Today’s song is from the film ‘Alakh Niranjan’ (1940).

These days I am on a mission to collect and present valuable information on some less known actors and actresses, from the bygone era of the 30s and early 40s. Today also I will talk about a really forgotten actress of the silent era and the early Talkie films – LEELA CHANDRAGIRI or Miss Leela. Do not mix up this name with Leela Desai, Leela Sawant or Leela Mishra. All are different.

But before that, something about the film.The film’s name is ‘Alakh Niranjan’ aka ‘Gorakhnath’. We are all aware that “alakh niranjan” is the call given by the gossains (गोसाईं) (or followers) of Nath Sampradaay or the fakirs of Kabir Panth, when they visit a fixed number of households to ask for bhiksha (alms). When I was about 6 to 7 year old, during the visits to my Naani’s (maternal grandmother’s) home in a village, I used to hear this call from the gossain, who stood outside the door. Someone from the house used to give uncooked food material like rice, wheat or jowar. Even wheat atta was given. These gossains had a jholi (a spacious carrying bag made of cloth), having 4-5 compartments and they would expertly add the bhiksha to the appropriate compartment. They never took money. These people are also called by the name avadhoot (अवधूत) (a mystic or a saint who is beyond ego-consciousness, duality and common worldly concerns).

Alakh is a term used by Nath Sampradaay for The Creator. It signifies a nirgun (One that is beyond physical attributes) and nirakaar (One that is not bounded by form and shape) manifestation of the Supreme Power. The word alakh also means That which cannot be measured, or perceived by the physical sensory powers and intellect. Niranjan means spotless or pure. Primarily it is a call to identify the Nath Yogi. Niranjan is also another name for Lord Shiva.

A brief description of the Nath Sampradaay and about Gorakhnath.  It is likely that some of our readers may not be familiar with the details behind these names. In the Hindu Sanaatan traditions the worship of Lord Shiva is called Shaivism and the worshippers and followers of Lord Shiva are called Shaivs. Nath Sampradaay is a sub tradition within Shaivism. The followers of this tradition consider Adinath or Lord Shiva as their first Lord. The word Nath implies Master. In this tradition, there is a lineage of nine Gurus or Teachers. The form of sadhna practiced by the followers of this tradition is called Hath Yog (हठ योग).

The first Guru in this lineage is Matsyendra Nath, who is better known as Machhindra Nath. The traditional history recounts that Matsyendra was born under an inauspicious star. This warranted his parents to throw the baby into the ocean. In the ocean the baby was swallowed by a large fish, and he lived and grew up inside the belly of the fish, for many years. The fish swam to the bottom of the ocean where Lord Shiva was imparting the secrets of yoga to Mata Parvati. Matsyendra overheard this discourse and learnt the secrets of yoga. He began to practice this yog sadhana inside the fish’s belly. After twelve years he finally emerged as an enlightened Siddha.

There is a list of Nine Nath Gurus, who are called Navnath. The first Nath Guru is Machhindra. The complete list is as follows

  1. Machhindranath
  2. Gorakhnath
  3. Jalandhar Nath
  4. Kanif Nath (Kanhoba)
  5. Gahini Nath
  6. Raja Bhartrihari Nath (Bharthari)
  7. Revan Sidha Nath
  8. Charpati Nath  and
  9. Naag Nath.

The stories surrounding every Nath Guru, especially the earlier ones, are very exciting, thrilling and entertaining. One must read them from the original Nath Puraan or Nav Nath Pothi. I have read all of them. These stories are in no way less than any Arabian Night stories. Due to their entertainment value, several films in several languages have been made on the early Gurus like Machhindranath and Gorakhnath. Films on Machhindranath were made as ‘Maaya Machhindra’ in Hindi, in 1932, 1951, 1960 and 1975. Films on Gorakhnath as ‘Alakh Niranjan’, were made in 1940, 1950 and 1975. Films on Bharthari were made in 1932 and 1944. Films on other Naths were made as ‘Raja Gopichand’ in 1933, 1938 and 1950. Same way films on Naths in Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati and other languages were also made.

‘Alakh Niranjan’ is the story of Gorakhnath. The story of his birth is briefly given below.

The first Guru Machhindra Nath went to a house for bhiksha. The lady of the house, after giving him the bhiksha, asked him if he can bless her to bear a child, a wish that had remained unfulfilled thus far in her life. Guru Machhindra Nath dipped his hand in his jholi and took out some some vibhuti (ash). He gave it to her and asked her to partake it and that she will conceive a son. After he is gone, one of the neighbours tells the lady not to believe all this. The lady gets a doubt and throws the vibhuti on a pile of garbage.

Time passes. After 12 years, Machhindra Nath again comes to the lady and asks, how her son was. The lady, ashamed, tells him the truth. The Guru goes to the pile of garbage and gives a loud call, “My son, come here”.  From the garbage rises a son of about 12 years. He is Gorak Nath. Machhindranath takes him away and gives him the deeksha (anointing him as his disciple) of Nath Sampradaay. ‘Go‘ means Earth and ‘rakh‘ means to protect. So Gorakh is one who is protected by Mother Earth.

The film (1940 version) was made by Arun Pictures and directed by Bhal G Pendharkar (Bhalchandra Gopal Pendharkar – 3-5-1897 to 28-11-1994). Born at Kolhapur, he was the son of King Shahu Maharaja’s court physician Dr. Gopal Pendharkar, and Radhabai. He was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1991, when he was 94 year old already. More about this illustrious film director some other time. Let us now talk about the film’s heroine Miss Leela.

Leela Chandragiri was born in Chikodi, a town near Kolhapur, in a singing family. She learnt singing from a very young age. The talent hunters of Prabhat film company found her and she was brought to Kolhapur. She was beautiful, tall and wheat complexioned. She made her debut in V Shantaram’s silent film ‘Uday Kaal’ in 1930. She did the role of Bhawani Devi, who blesses Shivaji and gives him the Bhawani talwar (sword). Leela became famous by acting in the grand silent film ‘Chandrasena’ (1931) of Prabhat films.

Leela’s first talkie film was ‘Jalti Nishani’ (1932), a bilingual in Hindi and Marathi (as ‘Agni Kankan’). The hero in this film was Master Vinayak. Leela had no problem in delivering Hindi/Urdu dialogues as she was fluent in both languages. She became the heartthrob of the audiences. Being from a singing family and trained, singing came naturally to her. She sang her own songs starting from her first talkie film itself. In 1933, she appeared in ‘Maya Machhindra’ (1933), in which her hero was Master Vinayak again. They worked together again in a Marathi film ‘Sinhgad’. Prabhat’s first coloured film ‘Sairandhri’ (1933) also featured her in the main role. The film was processed in Germany.

After this, Prabhat Films shifted to Poona, but Leela chose to stay back in Kolhapur and decided to work with Bhalji Pendharkar. They became attracted to each others and got married. Leela already had two children, a son, Jaysingh and a daughter,  Madhavi. Bhalji adopted both children and gave them father’s love. Even Bhalji had one son from his first marriage – Prabhakar. Later, when they built their own studio, it was given the name Jayprabha. It combined his two sons’ names – JAYsingh and PRABHAkar. Madhavi got married to the Marathi author Ranjit Desai. Madhavi also authored one book herself.

Miss Leela appeared in the following films –

  • Jalti Nishani (1932)
  • Maya Machhindra (1932)
  • Sairandhri (1933)
  • Akashwani (1934)
  • Kaal Koot (1935)
  • Kaliya Mardan (1935)
  • Raja Gopichand (1938)
  • Alakh Niranjan (1940)
  • Maharathi Karna (1944)
  • Swarna Bhoomi (1944)
  • Valmiki (1946), and
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji (1952).

She mostly worked in films directed or made by Bhalji Pendharkar only.  During the riots in 1948 (on account of  Gandhi ji’s assasination), their Jayprabha studio was burnt down, because Bhalji was a Brahmin. However, within few years he built it again. After Bhalji’s death the studio was purchased by Lata Mangeshkar.

During Miss Leela’s career, contemporary to her, there were 3 more actresses named Leela active in Hindi films. One was Leela Desai (daughter of a Gujarati father and a Bengali mother from Bihar. She was born in America.). The second was Leela Mishra – who became Leela mausi later on. The third one was Leela Sawant – essentially a stunt film actress who worked in master Bhagwan’s films.

The music of this film was by DP Korgaonkar aka K Datta (who is known for film ‘Badi Maa’ (1945) and songs of Noorjehan). The main role of Gorakhnath was done by B Nandrekar. Other actors were Chandrakant (father of well known Marathi/Hindi actor Vikram Gokhale), Raja Paranjape (who became a famous Marathi director in the 1950’s decade) and others. There were 8 songs in the film. 4 were sung by Miss Leela. Both the film as well as the singer Miss Leela are making their debut on the blog today.

[Author’s Note: Acknowledgements and thanks – The above write up refers to and has adapted material from ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitaare’ by Shri S Tamrakar, ‘Flashback’ by Isak Mujawar, Wikipedia, CITWF.com, MuVyz.com, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, HFGK and my own notes.]

[Ed Note 1 : As I was noting the lyrics of this delightful song, I also noted that in this song, a lady is being teased by her friends. The lady is in the family way, carrying a child, and the friends are singing a song about it. The words and the phrases, as presented are so playful, so endearing, and at the same time, modest and innocent. The friends are singing of the progressing months in pregnancy, and how the lady is blossoming. Then when the time comes, she gives birth to a child. I do not remember hearing any other such song in HFM; maybe I am not aware. I can recall some songs that are sung by the husband wife couple who are expecting a child. The manner in which a group of friends are teasing an expectant mother – I think I am hearing for the first time. The wording is just so wonderful.

nanadi ne kheencha palla
boli kahaan hai lalla

Nanadi, the younger sister in law of the lady; she playfully pulls at her bhabhi’s palla and asks – o tell me, where is the child. The imagery created by these words and these lines is so wonderful. I would request other readers and friends to comment if there are other similar instances in the world of Hindi film songs.]

[Ed Note 2 : I request help from other readers with keener ears to help with one word marked as ?? in the lyrics below.]


Song – Gori. . . Laaj Ki Baat (Alakh Niranjan) (1940) Singer – Miss Leela, Unidentified Female Voice 2, Unidentified Female Voice 2, Lyrics – Pandit Anand Kumar, Music – DP Korgaonkar
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

gori . . .
laaj ki baat
gori . . . laaj ki baat
gori . . . laaj ki ba..aat
gori . . . laaj ki baat

munh se boli na jaat
munh se boli na jaat
munh se keh baithe aaj
munh se keh baithe aaj

gori
sej kyon na jaaye
gori sej kyon na jaaye
gori sej kyon na jaaye
gori sej kyon na jaaye

nanadi ne kheencha palla
nanadi ne kheencha palla
boli kahaan hai lalla
boli kahaan hai lalla
kaun ghar maara dallaa
kaun ghar maara dallaa
phooli na samaaye gori
gori
phooli na samaaye gori
gori
peeli pad jaaye gori
gori
peeli pad jaaye gori

beeta chhatwa maas suhaagan
beeta chhatwa maas suhaagan
hansat saatwaan chala mudit mann
hansat saatwaan chala mudit mann
sakhi aathvaan jaate jaate
sakhi aathvaan jaate jaate
khile bageeche phool uthe tan
khile bageeche phool uthe tan

navaa bade bhaagon se aaye
navaa bade bhaagon se aaye
laal janmaaye gori
gori
laal janmaaye gori

pyaare.. laal ki baat
pyaare.. laal ki baat
pyaare.. laal ki baat

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

गोरी॰॰॰
लाज की बात
गोरी॰॰॰ लाज की बात
गोरी॰॰॰ लाज की बा॰॰आत
गोरी॰॰॰ लाज की बात

मुंह से बोली ना जात
मुंह से बोली ना जात
मुंह से कह बैठे आज
मुंह से कह बैठे आज

गोरी
सेज क्यों ना जाये
गोरी सेज क्यों ना जाये
गोरी सेज क्यों ना जाये
गोरी सेज क्यों ना जाये

ननदी ने खींचा पल्ला
ननदी ने खींचा पल्ला
बोली कहाँ है लल्ला
बोली कहाँ है लल्ला
कौन घर मारा दल्ला
कौन घर मारा दल्ला
फूली ना समाये गोरी
गोरी
फूली ना समाये गोरी
पीली पड़ जाये गोरी
गोरी
पीली पड़ जाये गोरी
गोरी

बीटा छटवां मास सुहागन
बीटा छटवां मास सुहागन
हंसत सातवाँ चला मुदित मन
हंसत सातवाँ चला मुदित मन
सखी आठवाँ जाते जाते
सखी आठवाँ जाते जाते
खिले बगीचे फूल उठे तन
खिले बगीचे फूल उठे तन

नवां बड़े भागों से आया
नवां बड़े भागों से आया
लाल जनमाए गोरी
गोरी
लाल जनमाए गोरी

प्यारे॰॰॰ लाल की बात
प्यारे॰॰॰ लाल की बात
प्यारे॰॰॰ लाल की बात


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