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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Missing Films of 1960s – 34
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Yesterday, 25th July, was the anniversary of passing away of GS Kohli, the music director extraordinaire. He passed away in 1996, in Bombay.

A long time assistant music director to OP Nayyar, he had a short stint as an independent music director in the decade of 1960s. Despite a load of fantastic lilting songs in all his films – songs that became instant hits, very popular in their times, and still continue to be favourites of the lovers of the golden era of Hindi film music – he remained confined to B/C grade stunt films only. He continued to work as OPN’s assistant before, during and after his stint as an independent music director.

There is a lot common in his music and that of OPN, and that is in part due to the fact that he had a major role to play in designing and creating the rhythms and beats of OPN’s songs. The use of dholak and the rhythms of Punjab make the music of GS Kohli oh so adorable. Just give one more listen to the wonderful pensive sound of “Yaad Tori Aayi To Main Chham Chham Royi Re” (film ‘Faulaad’, 1963). After just the first half line of the mukhda, the dholak takes on, and continues to support the singing pieces, without a break till the end. The symbolism for emotions can be debated, but just listen to the beat as it keeps on consistently through the song. So beautifully constructed – try to think about this song without the dholak beats. . . would you??

There is one more very interesting thing about the music of GS Kohli. A wonder that has always been missed in the golden era of Hindi film music is. . .  guess. . . – think about OP Nayyar and what is missing from his portfolio. . .

Full marks to all who thought about Lata Mangeshkar. The creations that would have been, had these two artists worked together, has forever now remained a topic of speculation. Aah, but there is a reprieve – the music and songs of GS Kohli. Yes, Lata ji has sung for GS Kohli. And listening to these songs, one can get the closest feel for how it would have been – Lata ji singing for OPN. Let us check out the songs –

‘Shikari’ (1963) has four songs.
Baaje Ghunghroo Chhun Chhun Chhun Chhun” – solo
Agar Main Poochhoon Jawaab Doge” – duet with Rafi Sb
Chaman Ke Phool Bhi Thujko Gulaab Kehte Hain” – duet with Rafi Sb
Maangi Hain Duaayen Hamne Sanam” – duet with Usha Mangeshkar

‘Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1965) has one song.
Pyaar Ki Baat Nigaahon Se Jataayaa Na Karo” – duet with Mahendra Kapoor

‘Namaste ji’ (1965), another bonanaza of superb songs, has two songs.
Mere Do Naina Matwaale. . .  Kis Ke Liye” – solo
Bahaaro Thaam Lo Ab Dil Mera Mehboob Aata Hai” – duet with Mukesh

‘Naujawaan’ (1966) has two songs,
“Aaiye Aap Tashreef Le Aaiye, Baakhuda Aapse Koi Parda Nahin” – solo
“Majnoon Saa Aashiq Mar Gaya Lekin Nasihat Kar Gaya” – duet with Usha Mangeshkar

‘Sangdil’ (1967) has one gem of a female duet.
“Badi Kaafir Tumhaari Nazar Nikli, Meri Jaan Le Gayi, Do-Jahaan Le Gayi” – duet with Usha Mangeshkar

And then ‘Gunda’ (1969) has a superb solo
“Nazar Ne Uth’te Hi Kuch Is Adaa Se Kaam Kiya” – solo

Definitely worth a re-listen, and try the flavor with the thought in the mind – here is the music that could be the closest representation of Lata ji singing for OP Nayyar.

For today’s song, I have another fabulous female duet from the film ‘Do Matwaale’ (1966). The song is ‘Hamre Sajan Ghar Aaye’, sung alongwith Usha Mangeshkar. Interesting to note that all the Lata duets in female company, composed by GS Kohli, are all sung with Usha Mangeshkar.

The film ‘Do Matwaale’ opens its account on our blog today. As has been his wont, this is another stunt film from the banner of Rainbow Films, Bombay, directed by Kamraan, whom we all remember as one of the popular leading men of such stunt films in the 1950s and 60s. The star cast is led by the two pairs – Randhawa and Malika, and Kamraan and Helen. Others in the cast include Madan Puri, Madhumati, Rani etc.

The film has 5 songs listed, which are written by two songwriters – Anjaan and Farooque Kaiser. However, the Geet Kosh does not specify which song is written by which poet. This song, as mentioned above, is an all female duet sung by Lata ji and Usha Mangeshkar. As I was searching for a song for today, I came to this song and stopped. For one, here was a debut opportunity for another 1960s film, and secondly, when I heard it, it turns out to be a favourite from radio listening days, but completely forgotten in the interim. It is wonderful to be re-united with this song once again. Wonderful words, enchanting music and rhythm, and quickfire synchronized rendition – all combine to make a winner. From the sounds of it, it seems to be a twin dance song, and could likely have been picturized on Malika and Helen. I am just guessing, but yes, I would request other knowledgeable readers and friends, to add more information about the on screen performances.

Song – Hamre Sajan Ghar Aaye  (Do Matwaale) (1966) Singer – Lata Mangehskar, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – [Unattributed] [either Anjaan or Farooque Kaiser], MD – GS Kohli
Lata Mangeshkar + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye
keh de koi chaand se jaa ke
jaana ho to jaaye
hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye
keh de koi chaand se jaa ke
jaana ho to jaaye
hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye

nain kunwaare kajra sajaaye
raah takey teri
ho o o
pehli nazar mein dil de daala
bhool hui hai meri
haaye
bhool hui hai meri
daulat ho to maang loon waapas
dil na manga jaaye
hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye

poochho na hum se tanhaayion mein
hum pe kya kya beeti
ho o o o
dil dhadka hai saans ruki hai
samjho qayaamat tooti
haaye
samjho qayaamat tooti
phir bhi ye dil pyaar ka maara
tere hi gun gaaye
hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए
कह दो कोई चाँद से जा के
जाना है तो जाये
हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए
कह दो कोई चाँद से जा के
जाना है तो जाये
हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए

नैन कुँवारे कजरा सजाये
राह तके तेरी
हो ओ ओ
पहली नज़र में दिल दे डाला
भूल हुई है मेरी
हाए
भूल हुई है मेरी
दौलत हो तो मांग लूँ वापस
दिल ना मांगा जाये
हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए

पूछो ना हमसे तन्हाइयों में
हम पे क्या क्या बीती
हो ओ ओ
दिल धड़का है सांस रुकी है
समझो क़यामत टूटी
हाए
समझो क़यामत टूटी
फिर भी ये दिल प्यार का मारा
तेरे ही गुण गाये
हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए

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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 5
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Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 19
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First, let me congratulate our leader of this Blog for the unsurpassed feat of posting so many songs in one Blog.  I had the rare opportunity to meet him personally in our ‘MumbAtulite’ meet.  My impression is that he does not speak much but when he does, he speaks straight and to the point. (You cricketers use the phrase ‘with the straight bat’, right?)  He is also ‘famous’, or rather ‘infamous’ (pardon me for using the word, but I am using it without any negative shade to it), for not attending most of the Atulite meets.  We all very well know that he plans very much to attend, but his work schedule does not allow him to do so and has to cancel at the last moment.
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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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 28
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बहारों ने छेड़ा खुशी का तराना

The antecedents of this song are somewhat peculiar. As per available information, this song is listed in the Geet Kosh for the film ‘Aansoo’, an unreleased film from 1970s. Also, as I checked for online availability, I find that this song is posted for the film ‘Majboori’, that is listed for the year 1986. I went back and double checked other songs which are listed in the Geet Kosh for the unreleased film ‘Aansoo’, and sure enough, the songs listed in Geet Kosh figure in the film ‘Majboori’. The most likely scenario is that the film was started sometimes in the 1970s, with the title ‘Aansoo’, and the songs were created and released under that film name. The film would have been delayed inordinately, and finally found its release almost a decade later in 1986, albeit under a different title – ‘Majboori’.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Sureeli Suman – 16
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This is the last but one song from the album ‘Swar Bahaar’, for which I have repeatedly discussed the details, in this series.  Music Director Shyam Sharma has provided appropriate lilting tune to the lyrics of Anjaan.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Sureeli Suman – 15
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The original HMV of EMI group was renamed RPG, when purchased by the Goenka Group. Later on in 2000, this major music producing company was aptly named as ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’. During earlier years, it used to sponsor great artists to produce many non-film music albums. Later on, under the false pretext of changing music trends, but mainly due to commercial angles, such publications along with classical music albums ware slowly reduced to very near zero.
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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.

The counter has been stuck at double one triple nine, for three days now. That, I am sure, will have beaten all the records in the books.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Missing Films of 1960s – 13
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As it is, I am able to maintain little regularity and consistency in posting the songs that I so dearly want to. And then there are other factors that keep distracting me and taking me away from my own planned tracks (pun intended 🙂 ). So I get to start preparing a particular song for posting. And then a message will intervene – “do you have such and such song? Goodness, I just need to listen to it now” or a variation is that someone else, very dear to the requestor wants to listen to it. And so, one more draft continues to sit in the wordpress and my hard disk, and completely different song starts getting prepared.
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This article is written by nahm, 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.

Chaandni raaten – Song No. 17
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       chandni raaten
       ho. . oo. .
       chaandni raaten
       sab jag soye
       ham jaagen
       taaron se karen baaten
       ho. . oo. .
       chaandni raaten
       ho. . oo. .
       chaandni raaten

This song has over the years been heard here and there. I was aware this is some remix song of an old song, just like the remix of the song ‘Kitni Akeli Kitni Tanhaa Si Lagi‘ from film ‘Talaash’ (1969).   I used to think that ‘Kitni Akeli. . . ‘ song was a Kishore Kumar song and remixed.  It was many years later that I heard the original Lata Mangeshkar song composed by SD Burman.  
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“Kashinath”(1943) was directed by Nitin Bose for New Theatres, Calcutta. The movie had Asit Baran Mukherji, Sunanda Devi, Bharati Devi, Nawab, Nemo, Puttan, Dilip Bose, Manorama, Buddhadev, Latika Mullick, Bijoli, Jawed Hussain, Radharani, Biren Das etc in it.
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“Duniya Na Maane” (1959) was a Vishwadeep Chitra Production. It was produced by M M rehni and directed by V Avdhoot. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Sheikh Mukhtar, Minoo Mumtaz, Helen, Bhagwan, Sulochana, Geeta Singh, S. K. Prem, Deisy Irani, Daboo, Parsuram, Mohan Choti, Punam Kapoor, Jamal, Rajan Haksar, Baldev, P. Kiran, Amir Alli, Maya Dass, Sagar, Chandan etc in it.
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