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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

This article is a tribute to an actor whom I started admiring for his acting calibre only a couple of years back. He became a star actor without having any godfather in Hindi film industry. During his filmy career of less than 15 years (1934-48), he donned the different kind of roles, mostly in negative shades, in around 30 films most of which became box office hits. Had there been a concept of super star in his days, he would have been the one among K L Saigal, Motilal, Surendra etc. The actor is Chandra Mohan and today, July 24, 2017 happens to be his 111th birth anniversary.

During my younger days, the only information I knew from words of mouth about Chandra Mohan was that he was the most handsome actor of his time. Even until a couple of years back, my awareness about him was restricted to his being from a Kashmiri Pandit family, about his filmography, watching him in VCD of films like ‘Pukaar’ (1939), ‘Roti’ (1942), ‘Humayun’ (1945) and ‘Shaheed’ (1948). Each of his roles in these films impressed me of his acting skill, the dialogue delivery and the expressions.

Chandra Mohan rarely got opportunity to work as hero in a conventional sense in his 30 odd films. Even in the films like ‘Bharosa’ (1940) and ‘Apna Ghar’ (1942) in which he was in the lead roles, he had some shades of negative characters like a seducer of his best friend’s wife and an autocratic husband, respectively. It is said that his facial features and cat eyes always created the shades of villain in him. His eyes were so powerful that even his innocuous smiles gave an impression of villainous smiles.

During the last two years or so when I was more into songs of the films of 1940s, I became aware of some of the important film personalities of that era and one of them was Chandra Mohan. I had read an interview of him taken by Hyacinth, a name under which Susheela Rani Patel wrote articles in ‘Filmindia’ magazines (November 1941). The interview was taken on the eve of the release of his film ‘Roti’ (1942). This was also a period when his career was at its peak. The interview gave me an impression of Chandra Mohan being a short tempered person, a self-centred egoistic man and a man of strong likes and dislikes.

Recently, I came across a moving obituary on Chandra Mohan written by Khorshed Dhondy, a film journalist who knew Chandra Mohan personally. The article appeared in April 1949 issue of SOUND Magazine, (Courtesy: Professor Surjit Singh’s Website). After reading the article, I had a different impression of Chandra Mohan – a kind hearted man, helped needy persons anonymously, a spend thrift during financially good times but accepted the life as it came in bad times. He was not arrogant but his frank talks may have given that impression.

Chandra Mohan Wattal (24/07/1906 – 02/04/1949) was born in Narsinghpur (presently in MP) in a Kashmiri Pandit family. His grandfather was the Diwan of Karauli State (now in Rajasthan) and his father was a member of the darbaar of Maharaja of Gwalior. Chandra Mohan lost his mother when he was a child. He was brought up by his maternal grandmother at Narsinghpur. His grandmother pampered him so much that he had become a spoilt child. It is not known whether he completed his high school.

Sometime in the 1930, after his father’s death, Chandra Mohan realised that his views and his grandparents views were poles apart. So he ran away from his house and reached Delhi. After changing job many times, he joined a film distribution company at Delhi at a monthly salary of Rs.35/-. The job entailed travelling for meeting film producers for negotiating terms for their film distributions.

On one such assignment, Chandra Mohan travelled to Kolhapur to discuss with the owners of Prabhat Film Company for negotiating the terms for distribution of their film ‘Sairandri’ (1933). V Shantaram saw in him the artistic potential – a handsome young man with his blue-greenish eyes which spoke more than his voice. He offered him a contract for the film which he refused. However, when Baburao Pendharkar left Prabhat, Chandra Mohan was asked to reconsider his decision. This time, Chandra Mohan met V Shantaram in Poona (Pune) and accepted the offer at a monthly salary of Rs.75/-. Thus he got his first role of a fanatic priest in Prabhat’s ‘Amrit Manthan (1934).

Chandra Mohan’s role in ‘Amrit Manthan’ (1934) was very much appreciated by both the cinegoers and the film critics. With his very first film, he had become a star. Thereafter, he worked for Prabhat’s ‘Dharmatma’ (1935) as an evil priest, in ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936) as a tyrannical minister, and in ‘Wahan’ (1937) as autocratic Aryan king. Sometime in 1936, Chandra Mohan had differences with Shantaram over his remuneration which had remained the same despite the box office successes of his three films in a row. So he left Prabhat and joined Huns Pictures of Master Vinayak in 1937 on profit sharing basis.

After completing ‘Jwaala’ (1938), he quit Huns Pictures and joined Sohrab Modi’s Minerva Movietone. He got the role of Mughal Emperor Jehangir in ‘Pukaar’ (1939). His role had created so much impression that Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh who was a close friend of Chandra Mohan, used to receive him personally at his royal palace and address him as Jehangir. In Minerva’s ‘Bharosa’ (1940), his role as a seducer of his friend’s wife was critically appreciated in the film’s review in ‘Filmindia’.

Keeping with his temperament, Chandra Mohan left Minerva Movietone too after doing just two films and became a free-lancer. During his free-lancing phase, he had done a double role in negative character in ‘Geeta’ (1940) – as Durga Khote’s husband and her son. His role of a ruthless businessman in ‘Roti’ (1942) and an autocratic husband in ‘Apna Ghar’ (1942) who ‘conveys more from his actions than the words’ were well appreciated. In ‘Shakuntala’ (1943), his portrayal of role as King Dushyant had many shades of emotions.

The World War II period (1939-45) brought significant speculative gains for businessmen. Some of them channelled the money in film productions. During this time, the remunerations of the star actors went up significantly. Chandra Mohan was one of the major beneficiaries of this trend as he did nearly 20 films during this period. According to a film journalist I referred to earlier, Chandra Mohan earned as much as Rs.18 lakhs during this period which was a big sum at that time.

However, Chandra Mohan’s good earnings came at a cost which was reflected in his career later. During the boom, he had accepted roles in the films of all sorts, some of which flopped at the box offices. During this period, he tried his hand in producing a film ‘Jhankar’ (1942) in partnership with his close friend M Kumar. This film too flopped at the box office.

Once the war was over, there was a slump in business activities which also got reflected in the film industry. However, keeping with his temperament, Chandra Mohan would not lower his remuneration nor would he approach film production banners for roles. The result was that he did not get any films during 1946 and 1947. During this period, whatever he had earned was majorly lost in gambling like horse races which he was very fond of. Also his lavish life style and partying with his close friends continued until all his earnings were exhausted. He had to sell his personal belongings like cars, race horses etc to maintain his routine expenses.

It was during this period that Chandra Mohan was afflicted with some kind of mental illness (probably depression) resulting in losing his mental balance. It is said that during this period, he used to get hallucinations quite often. It is during this time, he became extremely religious person as against the atheist earlier. He spent whatever little money he had for going on pilgrimage all over India and visiting places of all faiths.

In the film industry, when the chips are down for an artist, even his close friends desert him. Chandra Mohan was lucky that he had some close friends like Motilal, M Kumar, Ulhas, Ranjan Haksar who were genuinely attached to him irrespective of his financial conditions. They used to visit his house in Churchgate periodically to inquire about his well being.

I guess that the moral support (perhaps, discreetly financial too) which Chandra Mohan got from his close friends during his difficult times might have brought him to normalcy. After about 2 years of hiatus, he got an important role in Filmistan’s ‘Shaheed’ (1948). His stunning performance as a duty bound Deputy Commissioner whose son (Dilip Kumar) has become a revolutionary, was as memorable as that of Dilip Kumar in ‘Shakti’ (1982). His monologue in a court scene where, for the first time, he supports his son for his actions, is unforgettable. He also acted in Prakash Picutres’ ‘Raam Baan’ (1948) in the role of Ravan and ‘Dukhiyaari’ (1948) etc.

Unfortunately, Chandra Mohan’s second innings was short lived. On the morning of April 2, 1949, he breathed his last due to heart attack after a short illness of about 15 days. Baburao Patel, editor of ‘Filmindia’ wrote in his tribute to Chandra Mohan – ‘the lambs of the day can never reach the stature of the lion that died’.

Chandra Mohan’s untimely death was one of the main reasons for further delay of K Asif’s magnum opus, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960) in which he was playing the role of Emperor Akbar. Some reels of the film was already shot.

Coming to the song for the occasion, from the VCDs of his films I have watched, I could not find any song which Chandra Mohan had lip synced on the screen. At last, I have settled for a background song picturised on him. The song is ‘Na Jaane Kahaan Ka Ye Jaadu Kiya Hai’ from the film ‘Shakuntala’ (1943). The singer of the song is not identified. My guess is that the singer is Khan Mastana.

There were 13 songs in the film written by Deewan Sharar and Ratan Piya. However, the song under discussion has not been identified as to which of the two lyricists had written the song. My take is that the song may have been written by Deewan Sharar as I find that 8 songs for which Ratan Piya have been accredited, have pure Hindi lyrics whereas the song under discussion have words like ‘adaayen’ ‘nighaayen’, ‘jahaan’ ‘jaam’ which a purist Hindi poet would generally avoid. Vasant Desai composed music for all the songs. Six songs from the film have been covered in the Blog.

‘Shakuntala’ (1943) was the first film produced and directed by V Shantaram after he left Prabhat films and set up Rajkamal Kala Mandir . The star cast included Jaishree, Chandra Mohan, Nimbalkar, Zohra, Ameena, Raja Pandit, Nana Palsikar, Shantarin etc. The film was a box office hit. It ran for 104 weeks in Swastik theatre in Bombay (Mumbai).

Interestingly, for his first film under his own banner, V Shantaram chose Chandra Mohan for the role of King Dushyant in the film despite their earlier disagreement in 1937 because of which Chandra Mohan had left Prabhat Films in 1937. Chandra Mohan had acknowledged in his interview that V Shantaram was the best director among the directors he worked with.


Song – Na Jaane Kahaan Ka Ye Jaadu Kiya Hai (Shakuntala) (1943) Singer – Unidentified Male Voice, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Vasant Desai

Lyrics

na jaane kahaan kaa ye
jaadoo kiyaa hai
kisi ne mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai
na jaane kahaan kaa ye
jaadoo kiyaa hai
kisi ne mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai

wo baanki adaayen
wo meethi nighaahen aen
wo baanki adaayen
wo meethi nighaahen
chale…en
chale phir wahaan par
jahaan dil diyaa hai
jahaan dil diyaa hai
kisi ne mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai

inhin ne kiyaa aa mast
saare jahaan ko o
inhin ne kiyaa aa mast
saare jahaan ko o
jin aankhon kaa..aa
jin aankhon kaa
ik jaam hamne piya hai
hamne piya hai
kisi ne
mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai
na jaane kahaan kaa ye
jaadoo kiyaa hai
kisi ne mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ना जाने कहाँ का ये जादू किया है
किसी ने मेरे दिल में घर कर लिया है

वो बाँकी अदाएं
मीठी निगाहें
वो बाँकी अदाएं
मीठी निगाहें
चले॰॰एन
चलें फिर वहाँ पर
जहां दिल दिया है
किसी ने मेरे दिल में घर कर लिया है

इन्हीं ने किया मस्त सारे जहां को॰॰
इन्हीं ने किया मस्त सारे जहां को॰॰
जिन आँखों का॰॰
जिन आँखों का इक जाम हमने पिया है
हमने पिया है
किसी ने
मेरे दिल में
घर कर लिया है
ना जाने कहाँ का ये जादू किया है
किसी ने मेरे दिल में घर कर लिया है

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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.

It was a surprise for many – when the Mukesh Geet Kosh was published (in 1985), and the compilation, at that time, was able to list less than a thousand songs in all – filmi, non filmi, other languages all combined. It was a general impression carried amongst the fans that well, yes, Mukesh has not sung as many songs as Rafi Sb, but then, less than thousand?? And then, it became a new topic to write about and discuss – why is it so that the impression is that Mukesh has recorded a lot many more songs than are popularly known.

Remembering Mukesh on the 94th anniversary of his birth today (22nd July, 2017).

This topic became a subject of curiosity amongst fans. Many years later, on an occasion of a get together with famed film historian and writer, Nalin ji Shah (of Bombay), this topic got discussed. I was part of that get together. Nalin explained this quite at length. As per him, this is a mental extrapolation that happens in the minds of the fans. While the main line playback singers like Rafi Sb, Kishore Kumar etc have their compilations listed in terms if multiple thousands of songs, still, the human mind captures and sustains a limited number as popular an favorites. No doubt, if one listens to an unheard or an obscure song, the appreciation is most certainly there. But the mind would retain only so much in the memory, as favorites. So when that number is juxtaposed against the total list of compilation, there is a level of appreciation associated with the estimate of the quantity versus the list of what a personal preference would term as “good quality” favorites. Given the case of Rafi Sb, this number may work out to be 1 is to maybe 4 or 5, in the minds of discerning fans.

When a similar sense of reasoning gets applied to the portfolio of Mukesh’s recordings, a different outcome appears. When a discerning fan would apply this estimation to the compilation of Mukesh’s list of songs, then the estimate of the quantity versus the list of “good quality” favorites would work out to be 1 is to maybe 1 or 2. And then just by an expectation of the extrapolation, the mind succinctly assumes that there are or there will be many more songs of the singer, that are not retained in the memory as “good quality” favorites. And hence the disbelief about the total listed in the compilation.

In other words, as a general impression, the ratio of number of songs of Mukesh that have captured the interest of listeners, and are listed as “good quality” favorites, is probably much higher than the other main line singers, who have shared more or less the same timelines as career contemporaries.

That, is then the curious quality of the singing of this soulful voice. There have been references – some music directors did not consider him good enough. At time he himself did not consider himself good enough. And yet, despite being a singer of one and two songs in most of his films, there is a something special that he injects into the rendition, that makes the song memorable. The sound of his singing has a golden ring of sincerity, as if the voice is coming from his soul and not just from his lungs. Pick up any listing of his songs; I daresay you would be hard pressed to drop un-likeable non-favorites from that list.

I would agree with this perspective and this explanation given by Nalin ji. Yes, definitely, there is that something compellingly charismatic in this voice.

Yes, known and liked better for his poignant and sad renditions – Raja ji has rightly observed that such songs of Mukesh serve as a soothening balm to a troubled mind, there are some so well known charmingly fast paced fun songs that he has rendered. Sample this list – “Ruby O Ruby, Jaane Mehboobi” (from ‘Chaahat’, 1971), “Tauba Ye Matwaali Chaal” (from ‘Pathar Ke Sanam’, 1967), “Ye Mausam Rangeen Samaa” (from ‘Modern Girl’, 1961), “Socha Tha Pyaar Hum Na Karenge” (from ‘Bluff Master’, 1963), “Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega” (from ‘Sangam’, 1964), “Ruk Ja O Jaane Waali Ruk Ja” (from ‘Kahnaiyya’, 1959), “Hum To Tere Aashiq Hain Sadiyon Puraane” (from ‘Farz’, 1967), “Teri Nigaahon Pe Mar Mar Gaye Hum” (from ‘Shabnam’, 1964), “Phir Milengi Kahaan, Aisi Tanhaaiyaan” (from ‘Bhaavna’, 1972), “Dekho Mausam Kya Bahaar Hai” (from ‘Opera House’, 1961), “Aasmaan Pe Hai Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum” (from ‘Phir Subah Hogi’, 1958), “Nain Tumhaare Mazedaar O Janaab e Aali” (from ‘Junglee’, 1961), “Kisi Nargisi Nazar Ko Dil Denge Hum” (from ‘Main Nashe Mein Hoon’, 1959), “Zara Sambhaalna Meri Jaan Apni Nigaahen” (from ‘Aaya Toofaan’, 1964), “Dil Tadap Tadap Ke Keh Raha Hai Aa Bhi Ja” (from ‘Madhumati’, 1958), “Mast Nazar Dekh Idhar” (from ‘Ek Dil Sau Afsaane’, 1963), “Yaad Aayi Aadhi Raat Ko Kal Raat Ki Tauba” (from ‘Kanhaiyya, 1959), “Ae Dil e Awaara Chal” (from ‘Dr Viday’, 1962). . . I could go on and on and on.

Today’s song belongs to that fast paced fun category. The film is ‘Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath’ from 1962. The words are written by Anand Bakshi and the music is from the baton of Kalyanji Anandji. Yet one more charming rendition from this voice that never ceases to amaze.

Song – Teri Wo Chaal Hai Ke Tauba  (Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath) (1962) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

tauba

teri wo chaal hai ke tauba
aisa kamaal hai ke tauba
mera wo haal hai ke tauba
teri wo chaal hai ke tauba
aisa kamaal hai ke tauba
mera wo haal hai ke tauba
teri wo chaal hai ke tauba

teri har adaa mastaani
meri har nigaah deewaani
teri har adaa mastaani
meri har nigaah deewaani
vallah jaan e kasam
samjhe to sanam
vallah jaan e kasam
samjhe to sanam
donon ka ik hai fasaana
donon ka ik hai fasaana
teri wo chaal hai ke tauba
aisa kamaal hai ke tauba
mera wo haal hai ke tauba
teri wo chaal hai ke tauba

hum se bhali ye raahen
jin pe teri hain nigaahen
hum se bhali ye raahen
jin pe teri hain nigaahen
tu ek nazar to dekh idhar
tu ek nazar to dekh idhar
ye dil hai tera deewaana
ye dil hai tera deewaana
teri wo chaal hai ke tauba
aisa kamaal hai ke tauba
mera wo haal hai ke tauba
teri wo chaal hai ke tauba

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तौबा

तेरी वो चाल है के तौबा
ऐसा कमाल है के तौबा
मेरा वो हाल है क तौबा
तेरी वो चाल है के तौबा
ऐसा कमाल है के तौबा
मेरा वो हाल है क तौबा
तेरी वो चाल है के तौबा

तेरी हर अदा मस्तानों
मेरी हर निगाह दीवानी
तेरी हर अदा मस्तानों
मेरी हर निगाह दीवानी
वल्लाह जान ए कसम
समझे तो सनम
वल्लाह जान ए कसम
समझे तो सनम
दोनों का इक है फसाना
दोनों का इक है फसाना
तेरी वो चाल है के तौबा
ऐसा कमाल है के तौबा
मेरा वो हाल है क तौबा
तेरी वो चाल है के तौबा

हम से भली ये राहें
जिन पे तेरी हैं निगाहें
हम से भली ये राहें
जिन पे तेरी हैं निगाहें
तू एक नज़र तो देख इधर
तू एक नज़र तो देख इधर
ये दिल है तेरा दीवाना
ये दिल है तेरा दीवाना
तेरी वो चाल है के तौबा
ऐसा कमाल है के तौबा
मेरा वो हाल है क तौबा
तेरी वो चाल है के तौबा


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“Son of Sindbad”(1958) was produced by Ram Kamlani and Balwant Bhatt, and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Neo Light Films, Bombay. The movie had Premnath, Jabeen, Bhagwan, Poornima, Nishi, Tiwari, Cuckoo, Shammi, Sunder, Kuldeep Kaur, Jagdeep, Samson, Jagdish, Ridku, Kriplani, K Tewari, Saroj, Heera, Fazlu, Sayyed, Keshav, Abdul, Kenny etc in it.

The film had eight songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the second song from “Son of Sindbad”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this song is available. I Request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this “expression of love” genre of song.


Song-Koi kaise bachaaye dil ko (Son of Sindbad)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
jo nazar se bacha
zulfon mein phansa
jo nazar se bacha
zulfon mein phansa
ek dil hai to laakhon nishaane aen
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane

zamaana kahe ke bacho pyaar se
in aankhon ki do-dhaari talwaar ae
zamaana kahe ke bacho pyaar se
in aankhon ki do-dhaari talwaar ae
magar wo hua jo dil ne kaha
huye hum tumhaare deewaane ae
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane

haseenon se chhup ke kahaan jaaoge
jahaan jaaoge tum inhen paaoge
haseenon se chhup ke kahaan jaaoge
jahaan jaoge tum inhen paaoge
kahin na kahin
koi to haseen
laga dega dil ko thhikaane ae
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
jo nazar se bacha
zulfon mein phansa
ek dil hai to laakhon nishaane ae
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

‘Ladies Only’ (1939) was produced under the banner of Sagar Movietone and it was directed by Sarvottam Badami. The star cast included Surendra, Bibbo, Sabita Devi, Prabha, Harish, Budho Advani, Sunalini Devi, Kaushalya etc. The film was released on 16th February 1939 and Moraraji Desai, the Revenue Minister of the then Bombay State was the chief guest.

The film was a satirical comedy with an unusual end. In this film, Surendra was not a conventional hero in the sense that he did not get any of three main actresses at the end. I have made a synopsis of the story of the film based on the review published in April 1939 issue of ‘Filmindia’ which is given below:

Three girls from three different states, Bengal, Gujarat and Punjab viz Chhaaya (Prabha, Bengali), Sarojini (Sabita Devi, Gujarati) and Asha (Bibbo, Punjabi), meet at a railway station in Bombay (Mumbai). They decide to stay together for their boarding and lodging for which they rent a flat. Satish (Surendra) also meets these girls who come to know that he is passionate about music and stays opposite their rented flat.

The girls staying together for sometime now know each other’s nature. Asha, the Punjabi girl is crude, greedy, music lover, lazy, comfort seeker etc. Chhaaya, the Bengali girl is miser, coy, primitive, and childish. Sarojini, the Gujarati girl, is educated, resourceful and has a great organisational capacity but these are all at the expenses of other two girls. They also display one-upmanship about their respective states.

All the three girls not only live together, they also aim at the same man, Satish who spend much of his time with these girls either on outings or in their rented flat. One day, girls decide to visit his house across the street without notice and find a stout woman welcoming the girls. The stout woman turns out to be Satish’s wife. It is shocking for the girls. The girls walk out of the house muttering something derogatory about the men folk in general.

For Sagar Movietone, ‘Ladies Only’ (1939) gave them a good start for the year 1939 with a box office hit. This was followed by another box office success viz ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1939). The banner had also planned for their ambitious films like ‘Alibaba’ (1940) in Hindi and Punjabi and ‘Kumkum the Dancer’ (1940) in Hindi and Bengali. But before these films could be released, Sagar Movietone found themselves in a dire financial crunch. By the end of 1939, the banner was amalgamated with General Films to form National Studios.

‘Ladies Only’ (1939) had 11 songs written by Pandit Indra and Zia Sarhadi but the name of the specific lyricist for each song is not available. All the songs were set to music by Anupam Ghatak.

Here is the first song ‘chamke poonam ko poonam ko chaand’ from the film to appear in the Blog. The song is sung by Surendra and Bibbo. It can be observed that the structure of lyrics are not in usual form and the song is composed for Surendra and Bibbo on different notes and tempos. The song is probably picturised on them separately.

With this song, ‘Ladies Only’ (1939) makes its debut in the Blog.


Song-Chamke poonam ke poonam ko chaand (Ladies Only)(1939) Surendra, Bibbo, MD-Anupam Ghatak

Lyrics

chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein
haan
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein

aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
oonchi atariya mein
oonchi atariya mein

chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein
haan
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein

tan man kaa itihaas chhipa hai
tirchi najariya mein
tan man kaa itihaas chhipa hai
tirchi najariya mein
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein

badi bedhab nainon ki maar
badi bedhab nainon ki maar
shikaari
khud ho gaya shikaar
shikaari
khud ho gaya shikaar
badi bedhab nainon ki maar
shikaari khud ho gaya shikaar
bik gayi main be-mol tol
is prem nagariya mein
bik gayi main be-mol tol
is prem nagariya mein
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein
haan
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand


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Today (20 july 2017) is the 45th remembrance day of Geeta Dutt (23 november 1930-20 july 1972). By that time, she had achieved so much in her chosen field of activity that she was assured of being counted among HFM legends. It is easy to forget that she was just 41 when she passed away. That way, she was one of those who departed for their heavenly abode quite early, yet achieved a lot in their fields and became legends. Some other such names that come to mind are Guru Dutt (her own spouse), Jaikishan, Shailendra etc.

As a tribute of Geeta Dutt, here is a song from “Aahuti” (1950) aka “Anokhi Qurbaani”. This movie was directed by Kulbhushan for Sansaar Movietone Limited, Bombay. It had Mumtaz Shanti, Ranjeet Kumari, sapru, Premkant, Kesari, Bikram Kapoor, Cuckoo, Nautiyal, Sudhir, Pitu, Khan Chaand, Mukul, Ratan Gaurang, Bhajanlal, Shyama, Krishna Rani, Neelam, Indra, Indubala, Uma, Gulnar Shirazi, Kathana etc in it.

This song, the second (out of twelve songs) to appear in the blog, is sung by Geeta Dutt. Tandon is the lyricist. Music is composed by D C Dutt.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie, on the lyricist as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Dil jo tumko de diya (Aahuti)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Tandon, MD-D C Dutt

Lyrics

ho
dil jo tumko
ho dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya

khata yahi hui ke nazar tumse mil gayi
itni si baat badh ke kahaani si ban gayi
kisko bura kahen jo chain khud hi kho diya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya

pahle to dil lagaane ko samjhe thhe kuchh nahin
samjhe thhe kuchh nahin
ab haath mal rahe hain ke dil kho gaya kahin
dil kho gaya kahin
hamne ganwaaya dil
hamen dil ne ganwa diya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya

kehna main dil ka maan ke badnaam ho gayi
jitni chhipaayi preet tumse utni khul gayi
jo kah saki na munh se wo aankhon ne keh diya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
ho dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————

हो दिल जो तुमको
हो दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया
हो दिल जो तुमको
हो दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया

खता यही हुई के
नज़र तुमसे मिल गयी
इतनी सी बात बढ़के
कहानी सी बन गयी
किसको बुरा कहे
जो चैन खुद ही खो दिया आ
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया
दिल जो तुमको
दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया

पहले तो दिल लगाने को
समझे थे कुछ नहीं
समझे थे कुछ नहीं
अब हाथ मल रहे हैं के
दिल खो गया कहीं
दिल खो गया कहीं
हमने गंवाया दिल
हमें दिल ने गंवा दिया आ
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया
दिल जो तुमको
दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया

कहना मैं जिस का मान के
बदनाम हो गयी
जितनी छिपायी प्रीत तुमसे
उतनी खुल गयी
जो कह सकी न मुंह से
वो आँखों ने कह दिया आ
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया
हो दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया


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Today (19 july 2017) is the ninth birth anniversary of the blog. This blog was started on this date in 2008. When I check up, I find that the first post of the blog was posted at 1:54 A M on 19 july 2017. In other words, I was wide awake at the early hours of that day. The fact that 19 july was a saturday and therefore holiday may have been the reason why I was still awake at that time.

I find that I revised the post one hour later at 2:53, which meant that I continued to stay awake even at the unearthly hours of 3 A M. 🙂

If people think that I immediately began to get comments on the blog then that was not the case.

The first comment that I got on the blog was on the third day, viz. on 21 july 2008. By that time I had published three articles (living upto the name-“song a day”.

The first commenter was Raja of course. He first commented on the latest post (third post), followed by the earlier post (second post), and it was only after these two comments that the first comment was offered by Raja on this debut song on the blog. These comments were posted at 6:16 PM, 6:18 PM and 6:20 PM respectively on 21 july 2008.

Raja was the only one to comment on the blog for the next one month viz. till 19 august 2008. Then there was no comment on the blog for the next eight days.

The next comment on the blog was on 27 august 2008, and it was by a “new” person, viz Shalini, a fellow cricket and music enthusiast in the cricket forum where I and Raja were members. I had to advertise about the song blog in that forum. That is how first Raja and then Shalini became aware of the blog.

In the earlier days, the blog used to get 40-50 visitors a day and I was quite thrilled with the numbers because it was more than the figure of 20-25 visitors that I used to get in another blog on mine.

I did not even notice it when the blog turned one year old in 2009. There were a few comments in the blog on 19 july 2009, including by Raja and memsaab, but no one noticed that the blog had turned one year old on that day. 🙂

Second birth anniversary of the blog was on 19 july 2010. I had remembered this date this time and I posted an article on the occasion. Peevesie’s mom, Raja, Santosh Ojha, Memsaab, Lalitha etc greeted the blog on the occasion. So people began to notice the birth anniversary of the blog beginning from its second birthday.

I wrote a nostalgic post on the blog on its third anniversary on 19 july 2011. The post received lots of greetings from regulars. Several current blog regulars had become regulars by that time.

19 july 2012, the fourth birth anniversary of the blog was special vis a vis the earlier anniversaries. Several regulars wrote posts on this occasions. Raja, Sudhir Ji. I too wrote an article on this occasion, which doubled up as a tribute to Rajesh Khanna as well, who had passed away one day earlier..

The next year too saw several guest articles celebrating the fifth birth anniversary on 19 july 2013.

The sixth birth anniversary celebrations in july 2014 celebrations were SPECIAL. It began nearly one month (and 50 posts) in advance, with special articles introducing blog regulars, followed by articles from blog regulars. The celebration culminated in the posting of the 10,000th song in the blog.

The next two anniversaries in 2015 and 2016 were relatively sedate affairs. When I went through the articles of these years, I found that I have begun to discuss a lot about blog statistics in these articles.

I find that I had given tallies for the number of songs in the blog belonging to various decades. That gave me an idea that I should compare the figures of 19 july 2016 with the figures as on 19 july 2017 to guage what we have added in the last one year.

Here are the interesting figures:

Decade wise distribution of songs in the blog
Decades No of songs in the blog on 19 july 2016 No of songs in the blog on 19 july 2017 No of songs added in one year No of songs created in the decade Remarks
1930s (1931-1940) 387 409 22 around 9000 Less than 1000 songs are available
1940s (1941-1950) 2298 2692 394 10254
1950s (1951-1960) 4019 4448 429 8654
1960s (1961-1970) 3149 3368 219 6521

From the table, we see that we have added about 400 songs each for the decades of 1940s and 1950s and 200 songs for the decade of 1960s, which adds up to 1000 plus songs being added for these decades. Over 50 % of the songs created in 1950s and 1960s have been covered in the blog.

If we continue to progress at the same rate then hopefully it will be a matter of another seven to eight years in which time we should be able to cover all the available songs of these decades.

I also have yearwise breakup of songs in the blog and figures for songs created that year in HFM. I find that 1968 is the year where our blog tally is the closest to the total tally of songs created that year. 72 movies were released that year and these movies had 458 songs in them. The blog has 277 songs from 56 movies of 1968, with 35 of these movies already YIPPEED. So we can say that 181 songs from 1968 are yet to be covered in the blog. These songs are contained in 21 as yet unYIPPEED movies plus in 16 movies that are not yet represented in the blog.

This holistic picture motivates me to pay special attention to this year 1968. So, as a step towards covering all available songs from 1968, here is a song from “Roop Rupaiyya”(1968). This rare movie was directed by P L Santoshi for Chitra Mandir, Bombay. The movie had Jagdeep, Anita, Jaimala, Mirza Musharraf, Roma, Niranjan Sharma, Ulhas, Vivek etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Roop Rupaiyya”(1968). The song is sung by Rafi. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

I recall having heard this song before. But I am unable to find the video of this song. It appears that this movie, a flop movie of its time is not available and therefore we only have the audios of this movie with us, which are thankfully available.

What a superb song from Rafi. I guess that this song must have been picturised on Jagdeep, who was apparently the hero of this movie. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Roop Rupaiyya”(1968) makes its debut in the blog and becomes the 3692nd movie to get represented in the blog.

This blog is a labour of love. And this love affair has lasted for nine years and has flourished. Hopefully it will continue to last for many more years to come. This blog has given me so much and enriched me in so many ways that I cannot describe it in words. It has opened up dimensions that I did not know existed. It has taught me things that I could have never been aware of otherwise. I can only thank my stars that I somehow thought of starting this blog nine years ago. Never in my wildest of dreams I could have imagined that we would have achieved so much in this blog in a matter of nine years.

I take this opportunity to thank all our visitors, contributors, well wishers and others for their continued support over these nine years.


Song-Yaaron main bada pareshaan (Roop Rupaiyya)(1968) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

yaaron main bada pareshaan
o yaaron main bada pareshaan
na jaan na pehchaan
ik ladki jawaan
padi hai mere peechhe kare hairaan
arre yaaron main bada pareshaan
haaye yaaron main bada pareshaan

main jahaan jahaan jaaun
wo wahaan wahaan aaye
aise kateele zaalim nakhre dikhaaye
main jahaan jahaan jaaun
wo wahaan wahaan aaye
aise kateele zaalim nakhre dikhaaye
ke dekhe se haaye
ke dekhe se nikle hai jaan
na jaan na pehchan
ik ladki jawaan
padi hai mere peeche kare hairaan
arre yaaron main bada pareshaan
hoy yaaron main bada pareshaan

khadi khadi door se wo nazren milaaye
kabhi aage badhke wo khud takraaye
khadi khadi door se wo nazren milaaye
kabhi aage badhke wo khud takraaye
kahe chalna to
kahe chalna to seekh naadaan
na jaan na pehchaan
ik ladki jawaan
padi mere peechhe kare hairaan
are yaaron main bada pareshaan
haaye yaaron main bada pareshaan


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“Dhoop Chhaaon” (1954), not to be confused with “Dhoop Chhaaon” (1935) was produced by M O Suhail and directed by S M Raza for Suhail Art Productions, Bombay. The movie had Bharat Bhushan, Shyama, N. A. Ansari, Mumtaz, Krishna Kumari, Shamim Akhtar, Agha, Maqbool, A Roshan, Ahmad etc in it, with S Nazir in guest appearance.
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“Sheroo” (1957) was directed by Shakti samanta for S P Pictures production, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaiwant, Anoop Kumar, Rashid Khan etc in it.
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Today (14 july 2017) is the birth anniversary of Roshan (14 july 1917-16 november 1967 )and remembrance day of Madan Mohan (25 june 1924 -14 july 1975). So we remember two important music directors of the golden era on this day.
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I am quite interested in looking up at songs related statistics in the blog. Seeing that we have notched quite a good number of songs in the blog, we have some good statistics to discuss.
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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.

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This blog is active and online for over 3200 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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