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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

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Today’s song is from a Mythological film-Devyani-1952.

This was the story of Kach and Devyani from Mahabharat. I like the various stories from our Epics Ramayan and Mahabharat. There are hundreds of subplots and stories in both these Holy books, in addition to the main stories. However, I like stories from the Mahabharat more than Ramayan. The reason is stories from Ramayana are simpler and involve good virtues like Love, Cooperation, Loyalty, truthfulness etc etc. These are desirable but have no links to today’s social structure. The stories from Mahabharat are built around the practical difficulties in day to day life, defeat of the evil at any cost and use of tact, diplomacy, revenge, punishment etc etc which are more interesting to read.

As such, Mahabharat in itself or its stories seem to be closer to today’s values like ‘Tit for Tat’ and winning over the Evil with equally Evil remedies. The basic difference between Ram and krishna is, Ram was a character who was upright, just and straightforward, while Krishna is a character down to earth, who does not mind using unconventional methods to defeat the Evil. I always feel that in today’s world Krishna tactics are more relevant than Ram Rajya rules !

The story of Kach and Devyani, on which the film Devyani -52 was based was…..

There were regular wars between the Gods and the Demons (Sur and Asur). However the Gods could never win any battle. The reason ? Rishi Shukracharya, who was the Rajguru of the Demons knew the Sanjivani mantra, with which the dead demons would be brought back to life.
Realising that without getting the mantra, they would never win any battle with Demons, the Gods sent Kach- son of God Brihaspati (Jupitor) to Shukracharya as his disciple. Kach impressed Shukracharya’s daughter Devyani and they became friends. Devyani started loving kach.
The Demons came to know who Kach was . They killed him, burnt his body and mixed the ashes with wine, which was given to Shukracharya to drink. He knew that it contained Kach ashes. Meanwhile Devyani came to know that Kach was killed. She insisted that Shukracharya use his Mantra and bring him back to life. Due to daughter’s love, Shukracharya recited the Sanjivani mantra and Kach came out alive from his stomach. Shukracharya died. But Kach now knew the Mantra and he brought back Shukracharya to life again.

Devyani now expresses her love and proposes marriage to Kach, but he refuses stating that since he came from Shukracharya’s stomach, she was her sister now. Devyani is disappointed with his weak logic and curses Kach that what he learned here, he will never be able to use anywhere. Angrily, Kach too curses her that no Bramhin will ever marry her in her life. He goes away and the film ends as a tragedy.

The film ends here alright, but it raised a question in my mind as to how, then, the Gods ever won the battles with Demons ? The answer is, during the ” Samudra – Manthan ” a pot containing ” Divine Potion ” came up. It contained Amrit, which made the Gods immortal (Amar). In due course Shukracharya also died, without parting with the Sanjivani mantra and thus the Demons were defeated in the ensuing wars by Gods.

The film Devyani-52 was produced by Madhukar Harihar under the banner of Madhav Pictures, Bombay. It was directed by Vasant painter and the Music Director was S.Purushottam, assisted by Shamrao Kamble. These names are rather not commonly seen or heard and the readers may not be knowing about them, as they did only few films compared to others and without any famous film either. Let us first know about Vasant Painter.

Vasant Anandrao Painter was born in a village near Kolhapur on 13-8- 1913. His father Anandrao, along with cousin Baburao Painter wanted to make films. Anandrao had bought a second hand Projector, which he turned into a Camera and shot a short film also. Unfortunately, Anandrao Mistry or Anandrao Painter died suddenly on 22-10-1915.Vasant Painter was only a 2 year old baby at that time. Baburao Painter went on to become the famous founder of Marathi films in the Silent Era.

By the time Vasant became 16 year old,the Silent film era was in full swing and many films were made in Kolhapur, Poona and Bombay. He had a liking for painting,so he picked up poster painting work,first in Maharashtra Film company and later in Prabhat film company when it was started in Kolhapur. Actually Damle and Fatelal were keen on helping him as he was the son of Anandrao, from whom they had learnt so many things. They called him to work in Prabhat. He did all jobs,including assisting in cinematography and direction.

His first break came when he was 33 year old. He got an opportunity to direct Prabhat’s film ” Gokul”-46 and later on ” Seedha Raasta”-47. After V.Shantaram had left Prabhat to start his own Rajkamal,Vasnt painter remained in Prabhat loyally, so he got the reward. Prabhat decided to make the film “Namdev” and Vasant was selected as a director. The cast was fixed and other arrangements done, but due to financial reasons the film was cancelled. Anyway, he got another opportunity. Actress Kamala Kotnis had floated a production company,Kamala Chitra Ltd..She invited Painter to direct her film,’Sati Ahilya’-49. Snehal Bhatkar was the MD.

Painter directed ‘ Bhishma Pratignya ‘-1950. This was,probably,the only Mythological film Nargis had acted in, with Shahu Modak.. His other films were,Murliwala-51, Devyani-52, Sajni-56, Patit paawan-55, Gokul ka chor-59, Pyar ki jeet-62 . Meanwhile he was producing and directing several Marathi films too. He won 9 awards,including the prestigious ” V.Shantaram Award”.

Vasant Painter died on 31-5-2006,leaving behind him 6 daughters and 1 son.

And now something about Shamrao Kamble….

Music Directors’ names are famous. At times their assistants too get a mention in the credits, but what about the soul of every song-the Arranger ? Many people do not even know that there is someone called an Arranger. An Arranger not only exists, but without him the song orchestration is not possible.

What does an Arranger do ?

A tune and music is decided by the Composer, but the harmonization of the orchestra is done by the Arranger. He decides which instrument should be used more, like one decides about a flower in a bouquet of flowers. Arranger is like an ‘ interior decorator ‘ of music. Composer decides what effect he needs and what should be the interlude music. Arranger decides which instrument should be played.

Melody is the main ingredient in a song. Orchestra has to supplement and complement the Melody. In this case orchestration is like Jewellery. A beautiful woman must use jewellery to enhance her beauty, but no overuse or underuse will do. Similarly Arranger does optimization of instruments.

Arranger must know the Notations, so that it can be written and given to the players.

How many Arrangers are known to the public in India ? A composer is Zero without an Arranger. So they try to employ the best of them in their service. Some of the Arrangers become successful Composers themselves, like Sonik-Omi or Laxmikant Pyarelal. Most arrangers fail as composers because they don’t know the commercial aspects, like getting films, knowing and mixing with film personalities in Parties, having friends and God fathers in the right place etc etc.

The other day I was reading a book “Voh Bhooli Dastaan” by Subhash Chandra Jadhav,on Indian Film Music. In this book he has described information about one such successful but totally unknown Arranger SHYAMRAO KAMBLE.

Kamble was born in Karad, near Kolhapur in Maharashtra, on 23-10-1925. His elder brother taught him Tabla and Pakhawaj. Kamble joined a musical drama company where he learnt writing notations. When he came to Bombay he accompanied great singers like Saraswati Rane, Suresh Haldankar, Manik Verma etc. He used to make rounds of film studios and learnt to play Piano, Saxophone, trumpet, mandolin etc.

His career started as an assistant to music director H N Sharma.

Then he worked for Roshan in Bawre nain, wherein he played harmonium in all songs and Roshan was pleased. In Bheegi Raat-65 he played Guitar in the song ‘Dil jo na kah saka’

While doing Anokhi Raat he made use of Flute artistically in ‘oh re taal mile’. During this film Roshan died and he helped his wife to complete the recording of ‘Sapnon ka raja’ by Lata.

Chitralekha’s background music was liked by Hemant kumar very much.

After Roshan, Kamble worked for his son Rajesh Roshan also.

Kamble says,“Though my work was appreciated, my name never appeared in film credits till Jaidev and Sudhir Phadke insisted for it.”

From ‘Mujhe jeene do’-63 Kamble became Jaidev’s assistant. He says,’ Jaidev ji was a composer totally sold to indian classical music.’ For Reshma and Shera Kamble used Sarod effectively.

The producer director of Gharonda,Bheem Sen insisted its music to be like R D Burman. Kamble used the interludes in every song just like RDB and songs of Gharonda became very famous. Jaidev was so happy that he gave a 5 speaker gramophone to him as a Gift.

In the film ‘Tumhaare Liye’ Kamble wanted Hariprasad Chaurasiya to play Flute. He discussed it with Hari ji, but Hari ji did not come for any rehearsals, so Kamble called Sumant Raj and did the rehearsals. As luck would have it,on the day of recording Hariprasad came to play Flute. Kamble did not hesitate in making his decision. He used both the flutists for different pieces in the song.

Kamble also worked with Sudhir Phadke. when a producer wanted to make a remake of marathi film ‘Vahininchya Bangdya”, he took Sudhir Phadke for Bhabhi ki choodiyan as a composer, but put a condition that his Arranger will work with him. That person was a Goanese and Phadke did not like his arrangement with western instruments for this emotional film. He called Kamble and asked him to write notations for all the songs on the tunes decided already. Kamble did all this and left. Phadke gave the notations to the Goanese arranger and asked him to arrange orchestration accordingly. That is why all the songs of this film including ‘Jyoti kalash chamke” became popular.

Shyamrao Kamble did not attempt to become a film composer himself, as he knew his limitations. However,for “Bibal-My Brother”-1975, he shared the music with Prabhakar Jog.

Shamrao himself was a brilliant composer as well. He used to compose Bhajans and once on listening to the Bhajans he composed, music director Pyarelal asked him “Shamraoji if you can compose the tunes so nicely, why don’t you think to be a full-fledged music director for films ?” He just said “I am more interested in the Music Arrangements..” Pyarelal asked him jokingly, “so shall I use your compositions ?” smiling, within a second he said, “Pyareji, my all work is for you… you may use it whenever you wish..!” I am very much sure that if Shamraoji had taken music-direction as a career, he would have definitely achieved the position in the list of most talented and successful composers in the Indian music field,” said Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, the ace music director.
“His knowledge and devotion towards music was so deep, that he even used to guide or suggest the top artists like Rais Khan (sitar), Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute), Shivkumar Sharma (santoor) about the playing during the recordings. He also used to express that a particular music piece would be more effective if improvised in a different manner etc. And the greatness of those artists also, who used to sportingly accept Shamraoji’s suggestions and appreciate the same.. This was only because they were fully aware of Shamraoji’s knowledge and capacity. And also this was the reason that we had given total freedom to him in our work also,” said Pyarelal.

In his early career, Shamrao had worked as a notation-writer. He was the one who wrote down the notation for Dinanath Mangeshkar’s natya sangeet (Chandrika hi janu, Vilopale Madhu Meelanat ya, Yuwati Mana etc).

Though he retired and settled in Poona, Laxmikant Pyarelal always called him for work. He has toured several countries with Laxmikant Pyarelal’s orchestra as an Arranger. Shamrao kamble died on 17-10-2008, at Dombivali, due to Brain Haemorrhage, at the age of 83 years.

The tribe of Arrangers always worked behind the curtain, without any limelight on them and without appearing in film credits.

Truly, they are the brains behind good music in films !

(Thanks to Subhashchandra Jadhav and mrs. Suhasini Jadhav,copyright holders of ‘Voh bhooli Dastaan’ and Imprints and images, with thanks.)


Song- Prem ki maala meri kahin toot na jaaye(Devyani)(1952) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Manohar Khanna, MD- S Purushottam

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aaa

prem ki maala meri
kahin toot na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jao
pyaar ka madhuban mera
kahin toot na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao

tum huye aankhon se ojhal
deep saare bujh gaye ae
deep saare bujh gaye
meri jholi mein thhe jitne
phool angaare baney
phool angaare baney
bhagya ka tha ?? mera kahin doob na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao
prem ki maala meri ee
kahin toot na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao

kaisi yogan baawri tujhko pukaare har ghadi
tujhko pukaare har ghadi
man mein aasha ki ??
aankhon mein saawan ki jhadi
aankhon mein sawan ki jhadi
dolti naiyya meri kahin doob na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao
prem ki maala meri
kahin toot na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

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In Hindi film industry, there have been many ‘rags to riches’ stories since its inceptions. There were instances where ‘rags to riches’ went back to their ‘rags’ status because they could not prudently handle their wealth and the fame. On the other hand, there are instances who could retain their rich status thanks to their dedication to work as well as prudent financial planning. One of them was Chandrashekar Narvekar, who is known in Hindi film industry as N. Chandra (born 04/04/1952).

N Chandra was born and brought up in a lower middle class family in the midst of mill workers in Worli Naka. The working class had their chawls and hutments at the foot of Worli Hills while the affluent class of the society lived on the top of the hills. So, he had closely seen the economic disparity between the rich and the poor.

After completion of his high-school, N Chandra joined the Film Centre at Tardeo in the film editing division where his father was employed. He learnt the nuances of film editing. In 1971, he started as clapper boy for Gulzar’s ‘Mere Apne’ (1971) and became one of Gulzar’s assistant directors in ‘Parichay’ (1972), ‘Koshish’ (1972), ‘Achanak’ (1973), Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Khushboo’ (1975) and ‘Mausam’ (1975). Chandrashekhar Narvekar changed his name to N Chandra when he became the associate director to Bapu in ‘Bezubaan’ (1982) and ‘Woh 7 Din’ (1983) for which he was also a full-pledged Editor of these two films.

While working for ‘Woh 7 Din’ (1983), N Chandra got the inspiration to independently direct a Hindi film. He co-produced and directed his debut film ‘Ankush’ (1986) with non-star actors, most of whom were from Marathi and Gujarati stages. The story of the film was based on what N Chandra had witnessed during his younger days in Worli Naka after a prolonged mill workers strike. At that time, Worli-Lower Parel areas of Mumbai had the highest concentrations of cotton mills. The prolonged strike led to the closure of mills permanently, creating unemployment among the youth and the social unrest.

‘Ankush’ (1986) grossed over 3 crores on the box office on a budget of Rs,12 lakhs, a part of which was raised by N Chandra by selling his personal belongings. The tremendous success of the film helped Nana Patekar in improving his career graph as an actor. For N Chandra, the film boosted his confidence that a good story based on the contemporary subject with a realistic approach in direction could make a film successful even with non-star actors. His next two films – ‘Pratighaat’ (1987) and ‘Tezaab’ (1988) completed a sort of a trilogy of films on social justice.

‘Pratighaat’ (1987) was the second film which N Chandra directed apart from writing the screen-play and editing the film. The film was produced by A Ramoji Rao and was a remake of a Telugu film ‘Pratighatana’ (1985) which was also remade in Malayalam as ‘Pakarathinu Pakaram’ (1986). Sujata Mehta, a prominent Gujarati stage actor who had become popular with her Hindi TV serials ‘Khandaan’ (1985) and ‘Shrikant’ (1986), made her debut in this film as a lead actor along with Arvind Kumar and Charan Raj. The other actors included Rohini Hattangadi, Ashok Saraf, Mohan Bhandari, Nana Patekar, Subbiraj, Usha Nadkarni, Savita Bajaj, Ravi Patwardhan, Anuradha Sawant etc. The film was released on March 17, 1987.

Even though, in the film, Sujata Mehta was paired with Arvind Kumar, it was Charan Raj who had a larger presence in the film in the role of a criminal, Kali Prasad. Charan Raj is a Kannada actor who mostly did the role of a villain in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films. He has also produced, directed and composed music for some films.

The DVD of the film is available for on-line for viewing. However, the quality of the picture as well as sound is not of good quality. Hence, I have watched the film sporadically. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

Laxmi (Sujata Mehta) is married to Satya Prakash (Arvind Kumar) who is a practicing lawyer. Laxmi works as a scool teacher. In the town, there is a hardened criminal, Kali Prasad (Charan Raj) whose writ rules over the entire town as he has blessing from a local politician. He has bee arrested in the past but gets release on bail with the blessing of a local politician which is followed by Kali taking the revenge on the complainers or the policeman who arrested him, resulting in their deaths. One of the victims is an ex-constable (Nana Patekar) who has become insane after his wife is brutually killed by Kali.

Laxmi finds it odd that even her school is under the influence of Kali for his notorious activities. She seeks help from her college-mate, sub-inspector, Ajay Shrivastav (Mohan Bhandari). He tells Laxmi that there is no point in arresting him as no one would stand witness against him and he gets the bail.
Nonetheless, Ajay arrests him after which he gets the bail. In the broad daylight, Ajay is murdered by Kali and Laxmi has witnessed his murder. She is ready to stand witness against Kali in the police station. Kali takes revenge on Laxmi by striping her in the public and in front of her husband who is scared to rescue her.

Laxmi takes a vow that she would continue to fight against Kali for justice and she is helped by Durga (Rohni Hattangadi) whose husband was killed by Kali for lodging complaint against him in the police station. Local election is due and Kali has been selected as a candidate. Laxmi stands in the elections against Kali. Kali’s hooligans create a lot of problem for Laxmi in her election campaign. Kali wins the election by booth capturing.

During the election victory celebration, Laxmi reaches on the stage and congratulate him on his election victory. She has brought a real axe which was the election symbol of Kali and hacks him to death in front of a large crowd. The film ends with police arriving on the scene and arresting Laxmi who sarcastically tells the Inspector that she is happy that he is doing his duties which he failed to do so while Kali was on a killing spree in the town.

‘Pratighaat’ (1987) made with non-star cast was a runway success at the box office front. The film reviews highly praised the performance of Sujata Mehta and Charan Raj.

The film had four songs all written and composed by Ravindra Jain. I am presenting the first song, ‘tere sar pe mere pyaar kaa farz hai’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by S P Balasubrahmanyam and S Janaki.

With this song, the film, ‘Pratighaat’ (1987) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Jaanam yahaan koi nahin (Pratighaat)(1987) Singers-S Janaki, S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa haa haa haa
aa aa aa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa haa haa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm

tere sar pe mere
pyaar kaa karz hai
karz kar de adaa
ye tera farz hai
o o
yoon door rahke na kar aur bhi bekaraar
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee

ek hi raat mein
kaise doon main chuka
re dheere dhreere tera
karz hoga adaa
hey ae
do ek din aur rahne de mujhpe udhaar
sone de naa
soyi nahin ee
sone de naa
soyi nahin ee

betaabi badhne lagi hai
dil pe rakh do haath

aise machal rahe ho
jaise pehli ho raat
ye tera badan phoolon saa mahka huwa aa
lagta hai tu thhoda thhoda behka huwa
ae ae
tera hi nasha hai

kyun peechhe pada hai
ho o
tera hi nasha hai
hey
kyun peechhe pada hai
deewaana karke na daaman chhuda baar baar
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee

sone de na
soyi nahin ee
tere sar pe mere pyaar ka karz hai
hey ae
karz kar de adaa
ye tera farz hai

hey
aankhon mein meri abhi neend ka hai khumaar
sone de naa
soyi nahin
ho o
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin

yoon mujhko jaga ke tum to roothh ke chaley
kya karna jab koi jaage raat dhaley ae ae
tum sowo aaram se koi jaley to jaley
meri tarah zara tu bhi to haath maley
o o
ab maan bhi jaao na
jaao bahlaao na
o o
ab maan bhi jaao na
jaao bahlaao na
tumko manaate manaate gayi main to haar

jaanam yahaan
koi nahin
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin

aah
aa ha ha ha
aahahah
aahahah
aaaah
ahahahaaha
oho
aahahaha
umhoon hmm
aahhahaha
unhmm
hahahaha
hahahaha
aaah


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

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‘Sonal’ (1973) was an obscure film which was produced under the banner of A K Productions. The film was directed by Prabhat Mukherjee. The star cast included Mallika Sarabhai and Jatin Khanna in the lead roles supported by Iftikhar, Gajanan Jagirdar, Sulochana, Sona, Gurnam Singh, Tarun Ghosh etc. It was debut film for Mallika Sarabhai and Jatin Khanna. The film’s censor certificate was issued on December 26, 1973. I am not sure if the film was released.

The name of the film’s director, Prabhat Mukherjee (1917-1997) sounded familiar to me as I had come across his name in the context of Arundhati Devi while doing a series ‘Hindi Songs in Bangla Films’ for the Blog. Arundhati Devi was the actor-singer and director of many Bangla films. She has acted with Prabhat Mukherjee in Bangla films during 1950-56.

According to Indrani Maitra, the sister of Prabhat Mukherjee, he had started his career with All India Radio, Calcutta (Kolkata) in the early 1940s. Thereafter, he switched over to Bangla films as an actor from 1950. He turned writer-director with his Bangla film ‘Maa” (1956) in which Arundhati Devi was the lead actress with Asit Baran. Prabhat Mukherjee and Arundhati Devi got married in 1955 but their marriage was short-lived resulting in a divorce in 1957 after which Aundhati Devi got married to Tapan Sinha. Prabhat Mukherjee got married for the second time, but this marriage too resulted in a divorce.

Prabhat Mukherjee also directed films in Oriya, Assamese and Hindi. ‘Shayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor’ (1972) was his first Hindi film as a director in which Balraj Sahni acted with his son, Parikshat Sahni. Apart from ‘Sonal’ (1973), he also directed ‘Chimni Ka Dhuan’ (1973) with Motilal and Balraj Sahni. It appears that both these films may have got delayed in their censor certification and releases.

Prabhat Mukherjee continued to be associated with Bangla films into 1980s. While on his filmy career front, he won as many as 5 National Awards for his films that included Bangla, Oriya and Assamese during 1959-64, on a personal front, he was emotionally affected by his two divorces. To get the peace of mind, he visited Dwarkamai in Shirdi which was the place where Shri Sai Baba spent a major part of his life until his death. Here, Prabhat Mukherjee found peace, courage and strength to face the life. He devoted most of of his time studying and teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba. He also wrote a book ‘Redemption at Shirdi’ in Bengali which was later translated into English by his sister, Indrani Maitra and got published after his death in 1997.

The film ‘Sonal’ (1973) is not available for viewing on any on-line platforms. So, I had to rely on film’s booklet giving the synopsis of the story which was reproduced on ‘Cinemaazi’ in Hindi. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

College going Sonal (Mallika Sarabhai) has grown up under the loving care of her sister-in-law (Sulochana Latkar). During a family picnic, Sonal meets Dr. Rajeev (Jatin Khanna) who has been working in a leprosy hospital as a part of his desire to serve such patients. He has only two aims in his life – to conduct research to eradicate leprosy and to look after his deaf and mute sister.

Both Sonal and Dr. Rajeev meets regularly which culminates into liking for each other. They wish to get married. However, Sonal’s elder brother (Iftikhar) who is well educated and a lawyer, opposes the marriage taking an conservative view. It is his wife (Sonal’s sister-in-law) who is not so much educated but has a liberal attitude, arranges for the marriage.

Rajeev remains busy with his hospital as well as his research works for which he is assisted by Laxmi (Sona). Over a period of time, Sonal becomes jealous of Laxmi who is with Dr Rajeev most of the time. Laxmi on the other hand is jealous of Sonal who is very much loved by Rajeev. Neither Sonal could understand the importance of Laxmi in Dr. Rajeev’s research work not Laxmi understands Dr Rajeev’s love for his wife.

The situation reaches a flash point when Dr Rajeev’s close associate in research work becomes a catalyst for creating a rift between Sonal and Dr Rajeev which leads to their separation. Neither her lawyer-brother’s conservative attitudes nor a sympathetic attitude of her sister-in-law can bring the reproachment between Sonal and Dr Rajeev. Finally, the realisation on the part of Soanl that both she and Dr Rajeec are the soulmate and the external factors should not affect their relationship, gets them united.

‘Sonal’ (1973) has 4 songs written by Yogesh Gaud which are set to music by Manna Dey. In fact, after a gap of over 15 years, Manna Dey took the baton as a music director of this film which was his last film as a music director.

I present the first song ‘deewaangi deewaangi ye pyaar ki’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by Manna Dey and Usha Rege. On the basis of the lyrics, it appears that the song has benn picturised on Jatin Khanna and Mallika Sarabhai during their courtship.

With this song, ‘Sonal’ (1973) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Deewaangi ye pyaar ki (Sonal)(1973) Manna Dey, Usha Rege, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Manna Dey
Both

Lyrics

deewaangi ee
deewaangi
ye pyaar ki
kyun ban gayi hai meri zindagi
har ghadi dil mein
dil ki mehfil mein
chhaayi rahe koi bekhudi ee
deewaangi ee
deewaangi
haay teri
deewaangi ban gayi hai meri
har ghadi dil mein
dil ki mehfil mein
chhaayi rahe koi bekhudi ee
deewaangi

ye kya nainon mein hai
toone kaajal se likhaa
honthon se
dheere se
bikhre hansi kyun bataa aa
ho o o o
ho o o o
maine naam tera
nainon mein hai likh liya
honthon se
chhalke re
nagma tere pyaar kaa aa aa

ye khumaari ye bekaraari
dekho kam ho na kabhi ee
deewaangi
haay teri
deewaangi ban gayi hai meri
har ghadi dil mein
dil ki mehfil mein
chhaayi rahe koi bekhudi ee
deewaangi

toone har janam mein
maang bhar di saajna
janmon kaa
ye naata
dekho kabhi toote naa aa

ho o o o
ho o o o
bolo kab akele
ham jiyen tere bina
saathi re
dekho ye
bandhan kabhi chhoote naa aa
toot jaaye koi na haay
teri meri ye khushi

deewaangi
ye pyaar ki
kyun ban gayi hai meri zindagi
har ghadi dil mein
dil ki mehfil mein
chhaayi rahe koi bekhudi ee
deewaangi
haay teri
deewaangi ban gayi hai meri
har ghadi dil mein

dil ki mehfil mein
chhayi rahe koi bekhudi
deewaangi


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4833 Post No. : 16616

Hullo Atuldom

Another date of October for which I always need to write out a post for.

It being the birth date of an actor whose work I began liking post 1975- “Sholay” to be exact. I liked the way he delivered his dialogues. Some dramatic dialogues which he had casually uttered are iconic and classic and stuff which fans quote as legendary.

Remember ‘mere paas maa hai’ it was not said forcefully or with banging of fists or any such heavy add-ons. He was also given dialogues which were comic in nature -for example the cricket commentary in English that has made “Namak Halal” a movie worth watching; he even managed to squeeze in some comedy intto the fight sequence in the climax of the movie. But I always loved the late night scene in Asrani’s office when Amitabh Bachchan calls Asrani and Dharmendra for a meeting to discus the situation between Vasudha and himself. I know I need not mention that I am talking of the Hrishikesh Mukherjee ’70s classic “Chupke Chupke” and the expression that he had when he said “for safety’s sake main woh bhi batadoonga”- priceless. He was so nice at depicting his emotions and I may have mentioned this a few times in earlier posts about how the scene between Sanjeev Kumar and AB Sr. in “Khuddar” was memorable as both the actors spoke with their eyes. An added advantage the film industry had when working with AB Sr. was he was good in action sequences too and is known to have enacted many of them without using a body-double or ‘stuntman’ (in filmy parlance). He managed to overcome his awkwardness where dance (a necessity in Indian movies) was concerned. He has also tried his hand at singing for his characters; for which initially, he was made-fun-of as he was considered to be a tuneless singer but he has sung and many of them have been very popular with his fans.

Today’s post which celebrates this all-time favorite actor of mine turning a year older or a step closer to 80 has a song from the 2003 (can’t believe this film was 18 years back, time has just flown) B R films production and Ravi Chopra directed “Baghban”. It had music by Aadesh Srivastava and Uttam Singh and songs were penned by Sameer. Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai, Richa Sharma, Sneha Pant, Udit Narayan, Aadesh Srivastava, Sudesh Bhonsle and Amitabh Bachchan were the playback singers used.

This song is pictured with an emotional Raj Malhotra (AB Sr.) singing, and yearning for his wife Pooja (Hema Malini) who is staying with one of their sons and he himself with another son. The story of ‘Baghban’ was something which was popular in the 60s and early 70s; but even this movie was successful with the new generation moviegoers. This song can also been seen as proof of what I stated earlier in this post viz. “actors speaking with their eyes”; here it is Hema and AB Sr. They have played the old couple so convincingly. The song is sung by Amitabh Bachchan and Alka Yagnik.

Here is wishing the (once) Angry- Youngman, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Star of the Millennium, Big B or AB Sr. (people in entertainment industry have been addressing him in this manner for a few years now) a Happy Birthday and lots of good health.


Song-Main yahaan tu wahaan zindagi hai kahaan (Baagbaan)(2003) Singers-Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Aadesh Srivastava

Lyrics

main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
tu hi tu hai sanam dekhta hoon jahaan
neend aati nahin yaad jaati nahin ee ee
neend aati nahin yaad jaati nahin
bin tere abb jiya jaaye naa aa aa
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

waqt jaise thehar gaya hai yahin
har taraf ek ajab udaasi hai
bekaraari kaa aisa aalam hai
jism tanha hai rooh pyaasi hai

teree soorat ab ek pal kyun nazar se hatati nahin
raat din toh kat jaate hain
umr tanha katati nahin
chaah ke bhi naa kuchh keh sakoon tujhse main aen aen
chaah ke bhi naa kuchh keh sakoon tujhse main
dard kaise karoon main bayaan aan aan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

jab kahin bhi aahat huyi
yoon laga ke tu aa gaya aa
khushboo ke jhonke ki tarah
meri saansen mehka gaya
ek woh daur thha
ham sada paas thhe ae ae
ek woh daur thha
ham sada paas thhe
ab toh hain faasle darmiyaan aan aan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

beeti baaten yaad aati hain
jab akela hota hoon main
bolti hain khaamoshiyaan
sabse chhupke rota hoon main
ek arsa huwa muskuraaye huye ae ae
ek arsa huwa muskuraaye huye
aansuon mein dhali daastaan aan aan
mai yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
tu hi tu hai sanam dekhta hoon jahaan
neend aati nahin
yaad jaati nahin ee ee
neend aati nahin
yaad jaati nahin
bin tere ab jiya jaaye naa aa aa


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4833 Post No. : 16614 Movie Count :

4525

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LV: Year 2001
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In this episode, the 55th episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2001.

In 2001, 60 Hindi movies containing 405 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 6 of these movies and she sang 12 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 10 % of the movies released in 2001. Her voice was heard in 3 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 2001.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2001 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Censor Jatin Lalit 0 1 1 0 0 0 Vinoo Mahendra
2 Farz Uttam Singh 0 3 0 2 0 1 Sameer
3 Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Jatin Lalit 1 2 2 0 0 0 Sameer
4 Lagaan A R Rahman 0 1 0 1 0 0 Javed Akhtar
5 One 2 ka 4 A R Rahman 0 2 0 2 0 0 Mehboob
6 Zubeida A R Rahman 0 3 3 0 0 0 Javed Akhtar
Total 6 movies 3 MDs 1 12 6 5 0 1 4 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 3 music directors and 4 lyricists in these 6 movies released in 2001. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2000. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 275 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3733 songs out of 5217 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2000. Anand Bakshi with 728 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3249 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2001 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 141 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 99 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 60 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 3 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 3 5 1 2 0 2
2001 6 movies 1 12 6 5 0 1
Total upto 2001 1872 movies 3748 5217 3378 1503 213 123

It can be seen from the table of 2001 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 12 songs in 6 movies released in 2001.

One song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 2001 has been covered in the blog. That still leaves us with six movies of 2001 that offer us 11 Lata Mangeshkar songs for discusussion.

alphabetically, the first movie of 2001 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to discuss is “Censor”(2001). This movie was written, produced and directed by Dev Anand for Navketan Films, Mumbai. The movie introduced Heenie Kaushik, Raja aka Raja Bherwani, Vinay Anand(actor Govinda`s Nephew ) and Mohini Sharma aka Pinky Campbell. The movie also had Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Jackie shroff, Ayesh Jhulka, Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani, Johnny Lever, Randhir Kapoor, Raj Babbar,
Shammi Kapoor,Rekha,Mamta Kulkarni,Tara Deshpande,Archana Puransingh, Shivaji Satham,Govind Namdeo,Smita Jaykar,Anjan Srivastav, Amar Upadhyaya, Anil Nagrath, Nikhil Kapoor,Rajit Kapoor,Ramesh Bhatkar, Dolly Bhindra, Late Reema Lagoo,Birbal,Shanu deo, Amita Nangia etc

The movie also had special appearances by Sharad Kapoor, Mukesh Khanna, Randhir Kapoor, Mink Singh, Pooja Batra, Mukul Dev, Adi Irani. Govinda played himself in a song in the movie.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song had the voice of Lata Mangeshkar.

Here is that song from “Censor”(2001). This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The son also had humming by a male voice which sounds like the voice of Kumar Sanu. But the song is a female solo song for all practical purposes.

Vinoo Mahendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jatin Lalit.

The song is picturised on Heenie Kaushik and Raja Bherwani.

Lyrics of this song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Censor”(2001) makes its debut in the blog.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Mere dil mein tum nazar mein tum (Censor)(2001) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Vinoo Mahendra, MD-Jatin Lalit
Kumar Sanu
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye ae
hmm mmm hmmm
aaa aaaa aaaa aa aa
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye
koyi pyaas meethhi meethhi si
tumhein har ghadi bulaaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye
koyi pyaas meethhi meethhi si
tumhein har ghadi bulaaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye aey ae

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaaa

aankhon mein kajraa lagaaye
baalon mein gajraa sajaaye
maathey ki bindiyaa bhi poochchey mujhe (aa aa aa)
ke sajnaa teraa kab aaye ae (aa aa aa)
dekhoon main jab jab aainaa
dikhtey tumhaarey hi saaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye
koyi pyaas meethhi meethhi si
tumhein har ghadi bulaaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye aey ae

aey hey ae ae aey ae
aa aaa aaaaa aaa
aahaaa aaa ahaaaa haa
aey hey
aahaaa aaa ahaaaa haa haaaaa

aa aa aa aa aa aa

thham thham ke chaltey hain pal
aisey naheen thhe ye kal
tum kya mujhe bhee naheen ye pataa (aa aa aa)
seeney mein hai kaisi hulchal (aa aa aa)
aahatein kaheen bhi hon
lagtaa hai tum hee aaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye
koyi pyaas meethhi meethhi si
tumhein har ghadi bulaaye
mere dil mein tum
nazar mein tum
saanson mein tum hi samaaye aey ae

aey hey ae ae
aa aaa aaaa
aahaaa aaa aa ahaaaa haa haaaaa
aey hey
aa aaa aaaaa haaa aaa
aahaaa aaa ahaaaa haa haaaaa

(aa aa aa)


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Blog Day :

4832 Post No. : 16613 Movie Count :

4524

Hullo Atuldom

10th October is the birth date of the ageless Bollywood Diva Bhanurekha Ganesan.

I don’t remember which was my first post on the blog on her birthday, but over the last few years I have been trying to write out a song and present her with an actor who was not one of her regular heroes; meaning someone except Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Jeeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra etc. Today’s song is also one such song.

This song is from the 2000 release “Bulandi” which was directed by T. Rama Rao. It had a cast of Rajnikanth (special appearance), Anil Kapoor, Harish (from South Indian films), and Rekha, Raveena Tandon, Aruna Irani along with Shakti Kapoor, Ranjeet, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal, Sadashiv Amrapurkar in supporting cast. Songs of the movie were penned by Anand Bakshi and tuned by Viju Shah. The playback singers used were Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Jaspinder Narula, Sukhwinder Singh, Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik -in short all the popular singers of the 90s.

The movie was the tale of a family of Zamindars which is headed by Rajnikanth who has a sister -Aruna Irani and three sons Anil Kapoor (double role plays two brothers) and Harish Kumar. Rekha plays the zamindar’s elder daughter-in-law who is the bhabhi-maa to her devars. And here I would like to mention that the two Anil Kapoors are not twins. Today’s song happens at the girl’s family meeting the boy’s family ritual and the older Anil Kapoor is the groom-to be. Aruna Irani the would-be atyaa (paternal aunt) starts the song as cue to the coy Bride-to-be who then begins singing and also fantasizing about her hubsand married life etc
There have been many instances when big a star/ actor accepts a role in a film because the main actor/ character is being enacted by a senior star/actor of whom the junior is a fan. Like for example, Amitabh Bachchan played Dilip Kumar’s son in Ramesh Sippy’s “Shakti”. Similarly Rekha played miniscule role in one of Dev Anand’s final movie, “Censor” and also one of Manoj Kumar’s last directorial.

Anil Kapoor did a second rung character in this film as he was sharing screen space with a senior (workwise)-Rekha. And the dance that accompanies sees Rekha and Anil Kapoor matching each other decently well. It is only recently I found out that there is just two year age gap between these two actors but one began working in 1966 (age 12) when the other might have been in school and not even given a thought to what career to pursue. That must be one of the reason why the viewer may feel that Anil Kapoor was acting with a much senior actress, she was a senior only because she was already in the entertainment business for 14 years before Anil made his debut.

The singers for this song are Kavitha Krishnamurthy and Udit Narayan.

Happy birthday to Rekha. May we keep seeing her on the silver screen.


Song-Teri ankhiyon mein jeena hamen marna (Bulandi)(2000) Singers-Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Viju Shah
Both

Lyrics

aa aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa

chhedo naa mujhko chhedo
aise naa mujhko dekho
jo dekhna hai kuch tumko hai
to phir mere dil ko dekho
hum pyaar ke hain raahi
dil pyaar ki hai manzil
kis kaam ki yeh mehfil
dil se na mila jo dil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil

dekho dekho dekho
aise mujhko naa chhedo
kya kahega yeh zamaana
ban jaayega fasaana
badi hogi badnaami
hamen hogi pareshaani
hum pyaar ke hain raahi
dil pyaar ki hai manzil
kis kaam ki yeh mehfil
dil se na mila jo dil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil
hoga milna hamara mushkil/em>

teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
teri marzi tu jaane
meri marzi main jaanoon
maine kar liya faislaa aa aa aa

ho
teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuch karna
teri marzi tu jaane
meri marzi main jaanoon
maine kar liya faislaa aa aa aa
ho teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna

vaadon ka hai aaj mausam
hum koi vaada karen
arre yeh jaan bhi tumko de di
ab kya zyaada karen

tera naam liya
tujhe yaad kiya
sab kuchh main bhool gayi
o teri marzi tu jaane
meri marzi main jaanoon
maine kar liya faislaa aa aa a

o teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
o teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna

maange agar tu sitaare
main tod laaoon sanam

ho karne hain kya yeh sitaare
tu chaand se kya hai kam
haaye deewaana hua mastaana hua
dil aise jhoom gaya

teri marzi tu jaane
meri marzi main jaanoon
maine kar liya faislaa aa aa aa
ho teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
ho teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna

dekho dekho dekho
aise mujhko naa chhedo
kya kahega yeh zamaana
ban jaayega fasaana
badi hogi badnaami
hamen hogi pareshaani
hum pyaar ke hain rahi
dil pyaar ki hai manzil
kis kaam ki yeh mehfil
dil se na mila jo dil
hoga milna hamara mushkil
hoga milna hamara mushkil
hoga milna hamara mushkil


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Blog Day :

4828 Post No. : 16607

“Son of Sindbad”(1958) was produced by Ram Kamlani and Balwant Bhatt and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. for NeoLight Films Bombay. This “Kalpnik” movie had Premnath, Jabeen, Bhagwan, Poornima, Nishi, Tiwari, Shammi, Sundar, Kuldeep Kaur, Jagdeesh, Samson, Cuckoo, Ridku, Kriiplani, K Tiwari Saroj, Heera, Fazlu, Saiyyad, Keshav, Abdul, Kenny etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Son of Sindbad”(1958) to appear in the blog. It is sung by Rafi and Geeta Dutt. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of the song is available. The movie had Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi, Mukesh and Geeta Dutt as playback singers so it is difficult to guess about the picturisation of this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na (Son of Sindbad)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitraupta

Lyrics

kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan
kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan
aise na taalo
main mar jaaunga
milega mar ke bhi chain kahaan
haay
kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan

jhoothhi hi tasalli sahi
jhoothha hi tu de ja hamen waada
ja ja re deewaane
kyun hai tera gaali khaane ka iraada

arre jhoothhi hi tasalli sahi
jhoothha hi tu de ja hamen waada
ja ja re deewaane
kyun hai tera gaali khaane ka iraada

yoon na jalenge
joote padenge
o yoon na jalenge
joote padenge
to ye bhi sah legne jaane jahaan
kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan

bade teesmaar khan ho
dekho koi aur darwaaza

tere darwaaze se hi apna to uthhega janaaza
bade teesmaar khan ho
dekho koi aur darwaaza

tere darwaaze se hi apna to uthhega janaaza
chutti to hogi
roti phirogi
chutti to hogi
roti phirogi
jaao ji
marna nahin hai aasaan

kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan

yoon na thhukraao
na milega koi dilwaala aisa
dhoondhoge chiraag leke
to bhi paaoge na mere jaisa

aah aah aah
yoon na thhukraao
na milega koi dilwaala aisa
dhoondhoge chiraag leke
to bhi paaoge na mere jaisa

tu bemisaal hai
tu bhi kamaal hai
aa ha
tu bemisaal hai
tu bhi kamaal hai
to phir aaj hi kar do haan
kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan


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4826 Post No. : 16605 Movie Count :

4523

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LIV: Year 2000
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In this episode, the 54rd episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2000.

In 2000, 80 Hindi movies containing 391 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 2 of these movies and she sang 5 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 2.5 % of the movies released in 2000. Her voice was heard in 1 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 2000.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2000 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Mohabbatein Jatin Lalit 0 4 0 2 0 2 Anand Bakshi
2 Pukaar A R Rahman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
Total 2 movies 2 MDs 1 5 1 2 0 2 2 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 2 music directors and 2 lyricists in these 2 movies released in 2000. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2000. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 275 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3733 songs out of 5205 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2000. Anand Bakshi with 728 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3249 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2000 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 141 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 99 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 3 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 1 5 1 2 0 2
Total upto 2000 1866 movies 3744 5205 3372 1498 213 122

It can be seen from the table of 2000 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 5 songs in 2 movies released in 2000.

One song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 2000 has been covered in the blog. That song was from one of the two movies of 2000 where she got to sing songs. With that song, all the Lata songs of that one movie (viz one song) has been covered. That leaves us with one movie of 2000 that offers us Lata Mangeshkar sons for discusussion.

This movie is “Mohabbatein”(2000). This movie was produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Aditya Chopra for Yashraj Films, Mumbai. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Uday Chopra, Shamita Shetty,Jimmy Shergill, Priti Jhangiani, Jugal Hansraj, Kim Sharma, Archana Puran Singh, Anupam Kher, Raman Lamba, Ram Mohan, Helen, Saurabh Shukla, Amrish Puri, Shefali Shah, Prazan Dastur, Rushad Rana, Mehul Nisar, Geri Andrade,Navneet nishan, Priya Gill ,Manjit Kular,Harpal Singh Pali, Sitaram,Meghna Patel, Palash Dutta etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from the movie had the voice of Lata Mangeshkar in them.

Here is a song from “Mohabbatein”(2000). This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jatin Lalit.

The song is picturised on Aishwarya Rai and Shahrukh Khan. The song has a second part too that gets played towards the end of the song, where others, including Amitabh Bachchan is also visible.

So this song can be considered as a two part song.

Lyrics of this song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Mohabbatein”(2000) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio link (Part I)

video link (Part I)

audio link(Part II)

video link(Part II)

Song-Hamko hamin se churaa lo (Mohabbatein)(2000) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Jatin Lalit
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)
—————————
Part I
—————————-

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

aa aa aa aa

hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmm hmm hmmm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm)
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o o
hum akeley (aaaa aaa aaa)
kho na jaayein (aaaa…..aaaaaa)
door tum se aey ae ho na jaaye (aaa aaa aaa)
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o
hum akeley
(aaa aaa aaaa)
kho na jaayen (aaa aaa aaa)
door tum se aey ae ho na jaayen (aaa aaa aaa)
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o o o
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o o

aaa aaa aaa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

aaa aaa aaaaaaa aaa
laaa laa laa laaa laaaa aaa

ye dil dhadkaa do o
zulfein bikhraa do o o o
sharmaa ke apnaaa aa aa aa
aanchal lehraa do o o

hum zulfein to bikhraa dein
din mein raat na ho jaaye
hum aanchal to lehraa dein
par barsaat na ho jaaye
hone do o o o o
barsaatein
karni hain aen aen aen
kuchch baatein

paas aao galey se lagaa lo
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o

hum akeley (aaa aaaaa aaa)
kho na jaayen (aaa aaa aaaa aaaa)
door tum se aey ae ho na jaaye (aaaaa aaaa aaa..aaa )
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o o
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o o
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o o

aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa

aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa

aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa
aaa aaaaaa aaa aaa aaaa
laaa laa laa laaa laaaa aaa

tumpe marte hain aen aen
hum mar jaayengey aey
ye sab kehte hain aen aen
hum kar jaayenge ae ae

chutki bhar sindoor se tum
ab ye maang zaraa bhar do
kal kyaa ho kisne dekhaa
sab kuchch aaj abhee kar do o
ho na ho o o o
sab raazi eee
dil raazi ee ee
rab raazi ee eee ee

paas aao galey se lagaa lo o
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm mmm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o
oo o o oo
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm mm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o
hum akeley (aaaa aaa aaaa aaa)
kho na jaayein (aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aa)
door tum se aey ae ho na jaayein (aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

laaa laa laa laaa laaa laaa laaaa laaaa aaa
hmm mmm hmmm mmm mmm mmm hmm mmm

—————————————
Part II
—————————————

duniya mein kitni hain nafratein (aa aa aa aa)
phir bhi dilon mein hain chaahatein (aaa aa aaa)
duniya mein kitni hain nafratein (aaa aaa aaa)
phir bhi dilon mein hain chaahatein
mar bhi jaayein (aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar waaley (aaa aaa aaa)
mitt bhi jaayein aen (aa aaa aaa)
yaar waaley (aaa . aaa aaa)
zindaa rehti hain unn ki mohabbatein
zindaa rehti hain unn ki mohabbatein aen

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

mar bhi jaayein (aaa aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar waaley (aa aaa aaa aaaa)
mitt bhi jaayein aen (aaa aaa aa)
yaar waaley (aaa aaa aaaa aaaa)
zindaa rehti hain unn ki mohabbatein (aaa aaa aaa aaaa)
zindaa rehti hain unn ki mohabbatein(aaa aaa aaa aaaa)

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa


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This article is the 16600th article in the blog.

Blog Day :

4822 Post No. : 16600

With passage of time, we in this blog have become sedate and relaxed, as befits people who have matured (read aged). 🙂 Things that we found exciting in the past fail to enthuse us any longer. The sense of keen anticipation is no longer there. People in the past would begin to think and talk in advance about forthcoming important blog events. That is no longer the case.

Take the case of Blog Century posts. This regular event used to be a keenly anticipated event in the past, even when such an even used to occur once every fortnight. Today, this event has become more rare and happens once in two months (or more), and yet goes largely unnoticed.

But the important thing is, the blog never stops. The rate of posting of songs may have slowed down considerably, but we ensure that there is no DOT day in the blog. The last DOT day in the blog was on 25 December 2019. After that, the blog has not had a DOT day for last 645 days ! And that gives us the confidence and the feeling that the blog is always on the move.

Perhaps it is past experience, or may be it is my inherent laid back nature that these days I do not think much amout the century post till the last moment ! Only when I realise that the Century post is due and it has to be posted TODAY that I start wondering what song to select for the occasion.

Initially, I had considered a “new” song for the occasion and I had collected some details as well. But when I searched, I was unable to find those details that I had collected after spending several hours. So I had to postpone that song for some future occasion.

The songs covered in the guest posts that were covered during thelast few days gave me some idea what song I should pick as the century song. I had almost decided that the final song of “Hamraahi”(1945) should be the century song. This was a rare song. This was a song that grew up on me the more I listened to it. But then I realised that I needed to pick this song based on other consideration. There were two consideration. I noticed that a music director duo was on 299. I also noticed that the songs covered from movies of a particular year added up to 599. So, this called for a song from that year and composed by that music director duo. In addition, we recently had the birthday of Lata Mangeshkar. So this song should be sung by her.

Considering all that, I decided to combine all the above centuries to decide on the next blog century , viz Blog century number 166, or in other words , blog post number 16600.

This post, the blog post number 16600, covers a song from “Saawan Bhaadon”(1949). “Saawan Bhaadon”(1949) directed by Ravindra Dave for Prakash Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Munawar Sultana, Omprakash, Indu, Raj Adeeb, Jankidas etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

This song, the sixth song from the movie, is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

This song is the 300th song of Husnlal Bhagatram as a music director in the blog. This song is the 600th song in the blog from movies released in 1949. We in the blog have 500 plus songs from movies of other years, but this song makes 1949 the first year in the blog that has now contributed 600 songs in the blog.

It was the year 1949 that marked the beginning of the golden era of Hindi film music. Husnlal Bhagatram played a major role in making 1949 a musically supersaturated year. This year also saw the emergence of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer who would rule the HFM for the next six decades and more. Husnlal Bhagatram were the first music directors to complete 50 songs with Lata Mangeshkar. They utilised the voice of Lata Mangeshkar in 28 songs in 1949 and 40 songs in 1950. C Ramchandra were second, in using Lata Mangeshkar voice in 19 songs in 1949 and 30 songs in 1950. And this song serves as a (belated) birthday celebration song for Lata Mangeshkar !

So, one can see that this song from this movie “Saawan Bhaadon”(1949) ticks all the boxes, as far its eligibility as a Blog century song is concerned. If there is still any doubts in anyone’s mind about the credentials of this song, that would be removed when one listens to this song. Personally I listened to this song only now for the first time, more that 72 years later. And it sounds as sweet and divine as it may have sounded to the ears of music lovers who were around in 1949 !

With this song, the blog completes yet another century, and we duly take fresh guard for the next century.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all, whose continued and consistent support, encouragement and contributions is providing this musical bandwagon with the necessary fuel to keep taking us the newer and nbewer destinations in this musical journey.


song-Tum bin Raja nahin maika chain ho (Saawan Bhaadon)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum to raaja pardes sidhaare
kaase kahoon teri bain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho

aankh us shokh se mila baithhe ae
teer chhuriyaan jigar pe kha baithhe ae
tere kurbaan o gesuon waale
tere phande mein dil phansa baithhe ae
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin tum bin tum bin
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho o

suraj chhipe adli badli
aur chandr chhipe amaawas aayo
paani ki boond paataal chhupe
aur meen chhupe ?? jal paayo
bhor bhayi sab chor chhupe
aur ?? chhupe phaagun ritu aayo
laakh na ghoonghat oat karo
par chanchal nain chhupe na chhupaayo
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho o


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4820 Post No. : 16592 Movie Count :

4522

Today’s song is from an obscure old film Jhoothi Sharma-1940. The film was made by Bhavnani Productions, Bombay and was directed by its owner Mohan Bhavnanni himself Music was given by the veteran, multi-talented Badri Prashad and the songs were written by D.N.Madhok.

Though the film was obscure which remained unknown in later years, it was a special film because a German had written its story and screenplay, while another German had provided the background music and the orchestration for the film. Now, where did the Germans come from in this film ?

Very few people know that Indian Cinema had a little known connection with the rise of Hitler in Germany in 1932-33. A group of men , engaged in Cinema in Germany, flocked to India in the 30’s and played a vital role in Indian Cinema and the arts of that time. After Hitler took over Germany in 1933, the German Cine Studio’s glory days were over and they were turned into Nazi Propaganda Machines !

It was at this time that several of its men left the studio and arrived in India, and contributed during the Indian cinema’s formative years.

The foremost among them is Frantz Osten, a German whom Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani met at the UFA when they went to train there (they worked with Lang and Marlene Dietrich). Osten had already been directing films for the couple since 1925, when he made Light of Asia for them from Germany.

In 1934, he came to India and the next year, after Rai founded ‘ Bombay Talkies ‘ the legendary film studio in Malad that now lies in ruins, Osten directed its first film.

He went on to direct the famous Devika Rani-Ashok Kumar starrer, Achhyut Kanya, without much knowledge of Hindi. The film, which featured the song “Main ban ke chiriya”, was shot by Joseph Wirsching; the sets were designed by Karl von Spreti and the laboratory was headed by Zolle, Osten’s team of UFA ex-members who worked for Rai’s state-of-the-art studio.

Osten and his fellow Germans directed 16 films for Rai. It was a remarkable feat for people who knew little Hindi ‘ mistaking the word “bulbul” once for a pair of bulls. While in Bombay, he became a member of the Nazi Party (1936). He was interned by the British at the outbreak of WW2 while shooting his last film there, Kangan. Released and allowed to return to Germany (1940).

“It’s not clear if they had anything to do with the Nazi ideology, either way,” said film historian Amrit Gangar.

“If they did, it did not show in their films. But there were two other people who almost certainly migrated to India because of the persecution of Jews.”

They were Walter Kauffman, a scholar and composer interested in Oriental music, and Wilhelm Haas, a writer and a friend of Franz Kafka.

“Both were Jews, and Haas came to India because of Kauffman, who went on to found the Bombay Chamber Music Society,” Gangar added.

Kauffman arrived in 1934 after meeting director-producer Mohan Bhavnani at the UFA (where V. Shantaram also did a stint).

“Haas was in Czechoslovakia, but left the country for India just after Hitler’s invasion,” Gangar said.

Kauffman, Haas and Bhavnani worked together in Premnagar (1940), Naushad’s first film as music director. Kauffman composed the background score; Haas wrote the screenplay.

“It is debatable, but Kauffman is probably also the person behind the All India Radio signature tune. Haas was a member of the Indian chapter of PEN,” Gangar said. Haas also wrote the script for Bhavnani’s Jhooti Sharam (1939) and Kauffmann provided Orchestration and background music.

The story of Paul Zils ( 1-6-1915 to 30-3-1979 ) stands out, though. Zils, believed to be a Nazi sympathizer, turned up in India under strange circumstances: he was bound for Indonesia in a steamer that got torpedoed by an Indian naval ship during World War II and he was taken prisoner.

After his release, because of his film experiences, the leadership of the sales department in Ezra Mir led government documentary production company, called him to join Information films of India. End of October 1945, he came to Bombay and started his work. In March 1959 he returned to Germany.

Josph Virsching-the Cinematographer, however, stayed back in India till his death in 1967. He did few Hindi films too.

Paul Zils directed 3 Dev Anand films, according to the documents. Hindustan Hamara-50 and Zalzala-52 are found in HFGK, but the third film called ‘ Shabash”, though listed in 1949, gives no details, except the film name. ( Information adapted from the book ” Walter Koffman” by Amit Gangar, with thanks and my notes.)

The cast of the film Jhoothi Sharm-40 was Trilok Kapoor,Bimla Kumari, Shareefa, Navin Yagnik, Nayampally, Girish, Iqbal, Rajkumari and others. The film was directed by Mohan Bhavnani. Most of the new generation readers may not know anything about this pioneer film maker.

Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani was born on 2-10-1903 at Hyderabad-Sindh. He studied at the College of Technology, Manchester (1921-24). After graduation, he went to Germany to study film making at the UFA (Universum Film ArtikenGessel schaft), a German motion picture production company in 1924. He came back to India and joined Kohinoor Film Co. in Bombay. He made several Silent films with actress Sulochana, like Cinema ni rani, Maitri prem, Veer Bala, Bhamto Bhoot, Wild Cat of Bombay ( she played 8 different roles in it) etc. Then he joined Imperial film co. in 1927. In 1931 he became an independent producer with Indian Art Production.

He returned to Germany to study sound film technique, when the advent of the Talkie happened in India. he came back and made his first Talkie Farebi jaal aka The Trapped-1931, a part Talkie film. It flopped but actress Durga Khote debuted with this film and sang 2 songs too. Even his future wife Enakshi Rama Rau also acted in this film in a small role.

He started his Ajanta Cinetone(1933-34) and his own Bhavnani Productions (1935-1948). He hired famous author Premchand to write a story for the film ‘ Mazdoor’ (The Mill)-1934. The film was banned for 2 years. It was followed by the film Jagran-1936- both films on Labourer’s problems. He also produced a film Ajeet-48, the first full length colour film on 16 mm and blown up on 35 mm.

He left filmmaking and joined the Government Films Division as its first Chief producer (48-55). Then he went to China, on the invitation of Chow En Lai to make documentaries for China. He took his cameraman Kishore Rege and S.K.Kulkarni with him.

His wife Enakshi became a famous Dancer and also wrote books on Dances of india. Mohan Bhavnani died on 30-12-1962 at Bombay The 72nd Annual Cannes film Festival was organised from 14th to 25th May 2019 and it was dedicated to short films made by Mohan Bbhavnani of india. What an honour for him to get such a tribute!

Filmography- 1925: Cinema Ni Rani, Matri Prem, Seth Sagalsha, Veer Bala, 1926: Bhamto Bhoot, Diwan Bhamasha, Mena Kumari, Pagal Premi, Ra Kawat, Samrat Shiladitya, 1927: Daya Ni Devi, Gamdeni Gori, Naseeb Ni Lili, Trust Your Wife, Wildcat of Bombay, 1929: Hawai Swar, Khedda, Khwab-e-Hasti, Mysore: Gem City of India, 1930: Vasantsena, 1931: Farebi Jaal, Lafanga Langoor, Shakuntala, 1932: Veer Kunal, 1933: Afzal, Rangila Rajput, 1934: Dard-e-Dil, Mazdoor (Director, Writer), Sair-e-Paristan, 1935: Jung Bahadur, Navjeevan, Shadi Ki Raat, 1936: Dilawar, Garib Parwar, Jagran (Director, Producer), Wrestling, 1937: Zambo the Ape Man, 1938: Double Cross (Director, Producer, Writer), Himalay Ki Beti, Yangrilla, 1939: Zambo Ka Beta, 1940: Jhoothi Sharm, Prem Nagar (Director, Producer), 1945: Biswi Sadi, 1946: Rang Bhoomi, 1948: Ajit (Director, Producer), 1949: Vale of Kashmir, 1950: The Private Life of a Silk Worm, Search For Shelter (Producer), 1951: Lest We Forget, 1952: Kumaon Hills, 1953: Feminine Fashions (Producer), Folk Dances of India, Republic Day Record, Six Years of Freedom (Producer), 1954: Good Manners (Producer), Modest Homes (Producer), 1955: Republic Day 1955, 1956:Operation Khedda, 1957: The Himalayan Tapestry ( Thanks to Encyclopedia of indian Cinema.)

Today’s song is sung by Iqbal Bibi. I do not have any information about this singer/actress.


Song- Phoolon ki main laayee hoon maala (Jhoothhi Sharm)(1940) Singer-Iqbal Bibi, Lyricist- D N Madhok, MD- Badri Prasad

Lyrics

Phoolon ki main laayee hoon maala
Phoolon ki main layee hoon maala
chun chun kali kali
Phoolon ki main laayee hoon maala
chun chun kali kali
koi mohe kahe kahaan
koi mohe kahe kahaan
preet ki hai kaun gali
koi mohe kahe kahaan
preet ki hai kaun gali
Phoolon ki main laayee hoon maala
chun chun kali kali
ab Ghanshyam milo
ho ab Ghanshyam milo
bhayi birha ki gali
ab Ghanshyam milo
ab Ghanshyam milo
bhayi birha ki gali
Phoolon ki main laayee hoon maala
chun chun kali kali
Phoolon ki main layee hoon maala

torey bin chain nahin
torey bin chain nahin
kal bin rain nahin
torey bin chain nahin
kal bin rain nahin
ab Ghanshyam milo
ab Ghanshyam milo
jag hai chalaa chali
ab Ghanshyam milo
ab Ghanshyam milo
jag hai chalaa chali
Phoolon ki main laayee hoon maala
chun chun kali kali
Phoolon ki main laayee hoon maala


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