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

Blog Day : 4053 Post No. : 15184

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 9
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Ah ha, even this song. 🙂

The film is ‘Alag Alag’ from 1985. Repeating an iconic song from the 1969 film ‘Aradhna’. And surely, the important thing to note is that the repeat would have involved no negotiations etc. The director, Shakti Samant, and the song writer Anand Bakshi, are the same. The producer of ‘Aradhna’ is Shakti Samant, and the producer of ‘Alag Alag’ is Rajesh Khanna, who incidentally appears in both the films. The music director of ‘Aradhna’ is SD Burman, and the music director for ‘Alag Alag’ is his son, RD Burman. I would believe that getting permission to repeat this song would have been quite easy. 🙂

As I checked out the the earlier posted original song (on 13 Jan, 2013) I notice that this repeat song is already identified by Sadanand ji in a comment posted on 31st Oct last year. And so, this song found its entry on the blog via this series. Well, for one, it is not listed in the Geet Kosh. That is the interesting part. There are seven songs listed for this film, and the singers listed against each one. The name Kavita Krishnamurthy, the singing voice of this version of the song, does not appear against any of the listed songs. Then, in the footnote, there is compiled list of playback singers given, which includes Kavita’s name, indicating that she has sung something for this film. If one does not view the film, and is not aware of this repeat performance of this song, one will keep wondering why does Kavita Krishnmurthy’s name appears in the list of playback singers, when she has not lent her voice to any song.

The 1985 film ‘Alag Alag’ is produced by Rajesh Khanna and Kusum Narula, under the banner of Aashirwaad Films International, Bombay. With this film, Rajesh Khanna made his debut as a producer in the industry. A small anecdote is noted – that Kishore Kumar did not accept any payment for his singing assignments in this film. He said that he felt indebted to Rajesh Khanna and ‘Aradhna’ for catapulting his career to a new high, and this being Rajesh’s first film as a producer, he would sing for him without accepting any payments.

The star cast of this film is listed as Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim, Deven Verma, Sushma Seth, Gita Siddhartha, Urmila Bhatt, Anjana, Raj Rani, Rajesh Puri, Subiraj, Asit Sen, Bharat Bhushan, Bhagwan, Satyen Kappu, Mohan Choti, Birbal, Vikas Anand, Manmauji, Manik Dutt, Sunil Dhawan, Kamal Kanchan, Anoop, Pratap, Surendra, Shyam, Mohit, S Chavan, Gurubachan, with special appearance by Bindu and friendly appearances by Om Prakash and On Shivpuri.

Briefly, the story of this film is,

Tina Munim is a village belle, whose only dream in life is to marry a rich man. She comes to Bombay, meets Rajesh Khanna, and mistakes him for a rich man. When he reveals that he is not a rich man, but is a struggling singer looking for work in the film industry, she dumps him. Later in the film, we find out that he is actually a rich man’s son, who is out on his own, because his parents do not appreciate his desire to be a singer. The next set of events brings Tina to the home of Shashi Kapoor, who is a doctor and is widowed. Pursuing her goal with the single minded devotion, she now attempts to become his wife, This song is placed in the film at this juncture, as she tries to woo him.

The rest of the story is quite intertwined. Shashi Kapoor actually treats Tina Munim as a daughter. Rajesh comes to the doctor to get a false disability certificate as a reference. Tina meets him, confronts him and exposes him. Rajesh leaves, then is involved in an accident in which he loses his voice. He rejoins his family. Shashi Kapoor passes away on account of some illness. Tina is back on the road. With the help of his mother, Rajesh tries to promote Tina as a singer, without letting her know. They meet again, but Rajesh leaves because of his disability. Tina mistakes this to be that Rajesh hates her. And on goes the storyline, inching towards a happily ever after and a miraculous restoration of voice etc. 🙂

We come to this repeat song with a difference. So far in this series, most of the songs that have been reused, are presented as the original recording – barring “Babul Mora. . .” and “I Am A Disco Dancer“, which have been re-recorded in different singing voices. Today’s song also belongs to this latter group – that it is also a re-recorded version and not the original. The original, of course is Kishore Da, and in this female re-rendered version, the singing voice is Kavita Krishnamurthy.

You will notice that Tina’s attire in this song is quite similar to Sharmila’s in the original. An interesting repeat this one is. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Song – Roop Tera Mastaana, Pyaar Mera Deewaana  (Alag Alag) (1985) Singers – Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Female Voice + Male Voice

Lyrics

roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye

raat nasheelee
mast samaa hai
aaj nashe mein
saara jahaan hai
raat nasheelee
mast sama hai
aaj nashe mein
saara jahaan hai
haay sharaabi mausam behkaaye
ae ae ae ae
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये

रात नशीली
मस्त समां है
आज नशे में
सारा जहां है
रात नशीली
मस्त समां है
आज नशे में
सारा जहां है
हाय शराबी मौसम बहकाए ए ए ए ए
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये

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Blog Day : 4044 Post No. : 15170

Today’s song is from film Shakuntala-43. This was the first film of V.Shantaram, under his own new banner- Rajkamal Kala mandir. The song is sung by film’s Heroine, Jayashree, on whom it was filmed also. The song was written by Ratan Piya ( I like this musical name, really !) and the music was by Vasant Desai.

The film was directed by Shantaram and the Cinematographer was his own brother V. Awadhoot.The cast of the film Shakuntala-43 was, Jayashree, Chandramohan, nana Palshikar, Nimbalkar, Zohra, Shantarin, Ameena, Vilas, Ratan piya etc etc.

Besides being the first film of Rajkamal, it was also first film of Vasant Desai to give music to a Shantaram film. He went on togive music to other Shantaram films like, Parbat pe apna dera-44, Dr. Kotnis ki amar kahani-46, Matwala shayar Ram Joshi-47 ( Amar Bhoopali-52 in Bangla and in 55 for Marathi version also), Dahej-52, Surang-53, Jhanak jhanak payal baje-55, do aankhen baraa haath-57 and Ladki Sahyadri ki-66.

Likewise, for Lyricist and writer Diwan Sharar ( real name Dewan Atmanand Sharar) also this was first film with Shantaram. He adapted the story from original ‘ Abhigyan Shakuntalam” in Sanskrit by mahakavi Kalidas. He wrote the story, dialogues and some lyrics too. later on he did some more Shantaram filmslike Parbat pe apna dera-44, Dr, Kotnis ki amar kahani-46, Apna Desh-49, Teen batti Chaar raasta-53 and jhanak jhanak Payal Baje-55.

So far,8 songs of this film are already discussed here and lot of information has been given in them, I too have done one post for this film. I wrote about this film being the First in 3 cases as mentioned above. This film also was the Last film in Pre-Partition era for one artiste, who was a very popular and well known Heroine, in the early era of the Hindi films. Her name is Miss Zohra Jaan aka Zohra.

In the Hindi film industry history,there have been many brother and sister pairs who worked in films. However, there were only 2 cases where 3 sisters worked in Hindi films as Heroines. The first ‘Triplet’ was Zubeida (Alam Ara fame), Sultana and Shahzadi,who all operated in the 30’s. The second ‘ Triplet ‘ was Zohra, Mushtari and Anuradha (real name Khurseed Akhtar), who worked in Hindi films from the 20s to the 40s. Mushtari died in her teens, after doing just 8 films as Heroine, and the other sisters migrated to Pakistanafter partition.

Miss Zohra Jaan or Zohra is not known to most people. She was one of the most successful heroines in the 30’s, having her first 5 films declared as Hit films, in the early era of Cinema. let us know more about her.

Zohra was born into a famous courtesan’s family of Delhi. originally from Punjab, the family had shifted to Delhi for better prospects. She was trained in Dance and Music in Lahore. They were 3 sisters-Zohra, Mushtari and Khursheed Akhtar ( screen name Anuradha). Zohra, as a young girl, was very naughty and mischievous. She had learnt Urdu, Punjabi and Pushtu languages, with excellence.

One day, while on an outing in Lahore, with father, Zohra saw a shooting on the road. This was her first encounter with a film shooting and she was terribly impressed. A.R.Kardar had started a small studio ‘ United players’ Corporation’ in Lahore and he was doing the shooting. He saw the sisters and was keen on taking them in films. Next day Kardar, along with a common friend, went to Zohra’s father and made his offer, which was out rightly refused by her father.

After few days, her father took the family to Bombay, in 1928, for some work. They hired a beautiful bungalow on Chaupati. Zohra was quite grown up now.she sang very well. She did some Mujra programmes. At the same time her Mujra and some devotional songs were recorded by The Twin Records company.

Neelam, a singer known to the family took the girls to see a film in Imperial Talkies. Ardeshir Irani, who saw them there, was impressed.Along with Neelam, he went to meet her father, next day. He offered Rs. 500 for each sister- Zohra and Mushtari- per month if they agree to working in his films.In those days, Rs. 1000 was a hugh amount and it did the trick . With father’s permission, Zohra was very happy.She did 2 silent films- Nand kumar-1929 and Radha Krishna-1930.

When the Talkie films started, she did Anang sena-31, Niti Vijay-32, Dagabaz Ashiq-32 and Bharati Mata-32 with Imperial. However, due to her command over Urdu language and good acting all these films being Hits, she started getting offers from other producers. She got an offer of Rs. 2500 and she left Imperial. Mushtari continued at imperial. ( Mushtari,who was in her teens did only 8 films. She fell ill and was removed to Lahore. However Mushtari died on 8-6-1934 at a very young age.)

Zohra became very popular and went on from 2500 to 5000 rupees per month. She was a very calculated person and saved quite a lot money. She went on doing films after films. In the beginning of her carer she had married Rafique Ghaznavi, who was making a career in films as actor,director, singer and Music Director. He had earlier married Anwari in Lahore but divorced her after a daughter was born.

In film industry, Zohra was known as ‘Marlene Dietrich’ of India. From 1931 to 1943, she did 31 films and had sung 44 songs in 15 films. Unfortunately none of her records of film songs are available,as most songs were not made commercially. Her private NF song records may be available with some Record Collectors of India or Pakistan. her last film in India was “Shakuntala”-43. She was further engaged to work in Shantaram’s next film ‘Parbat pe apna dera’-44. At that time the winds of Partition were blowing and some communal riots also took place. Zohra was scared and she left for Lahore.

Meanwhile Rafique Ghazanavi had divorced her after 15 years of married life. He married Zohra’s younger sister Anuradha. After migrating to Pakistan, he divorced her also and married someone else. Their daughter Shaheen was young now and ready for entering films. Zohra married director A.M.Mirza.

Sohrab Modi and Kardar urged her to come back for their films,but she was reluctant to come here due to fear. In Lahore,her daughter started getting film roles.In 1948, Filmistan invited her to act in their proposed film “Heer Ranjha”. So, Zohra came on 3 month’s visa. She immediately worked in a quicky stunt film “Aaj ka Farhad”-48. The news of her coming to Bombay spread and she was flooded with offers. In just 15 days, she made 10 contracts. Prithviraj Kapoor got her 1 year visa, with Morar ji Desai’s help.

During this period some artistes in Pakistan felt that because of Indian films,film industry in Pakistan was not developing and hence there was an agitation not to take any Indian films for exhibition and distribution. As a reply, India also declared not to take any Pakistani artiste in Indian films. Producers like Jagdish Sethi and P N Aurora hesitated to proceed with their films with Zohra. So once again Zohra went back to Pakistan.

Her daughter Shaheen’s career took off. Several offers came to Zohra also,but she did not want to work with new people. Consequently,offers stopped coming. It was rumoured that Zohra was curt, egoistic and very quick tempered, which was actually true. in reality Zohra could never forget the free atmosphere at India and the work of professionals here. That was also the cause of her career’s ending Pakistan. There is no information about her after that. In India, Zohara worked with the Best actors, best Directors and Best banners, at Bombay, Lahore and Calcutta.

Hindi film industry is full of unbelievable stories and anecdotes about producers, Directors, Actors, Singers and music Directors. Among actresses,the story of actress Shanta Apte is very famous how she taught a lesson to Baburao Patel, by beating him with a whip, in his office, for writing objectionable and insulting about her in magazine Film India. her name is quotes as an example of Woman-Power, courage and as an act of protecting self respect.

It is unfortunate that an act of similar nature, performed by Zohra in 1934 ( much earlier to Shanta Apte’s act) has remained unknown. She did something to protect her self respect and to teach a lesson for insulting her.Let us know how it happened.

Zohra was shooting for film ‘Jawani Diwani’-34 in Jayant studio of Jayant Desai. She had sent her driver for bringing lunch, but he was delayed. The shooting was going on even after the Lunch period of 1.30 to 2.30. She became very uneasy. Unmindful of the delay, the director arranged foranother shot. Zohra told him,” Lunch hour is already over and it is past 2.30.I am going.”

The director said ” you cant go without doing this shot.”

Zohra was angry and said- “you are arranging for this shot since last one hour. I can not wait anymore.”

Director said sarcastically, ” O Bai ji, this is your job, not a joke.”

His calling her “Bai ji” was very insulting for Zohra. She removed her chappals and gave a solid beating to the director. He started begging pardon. This matter went to the owners and the director was removed instantly. You must be wondering how the word ‘ Bai ji’ annoyed Zohra. To understand this, we have to know something.

To understand this word,we have to go back in History. There were 565 Princely states in India before Partition. Due to patronising of fine arts like music and dance by these Princes, a new class of Nautch Girls emerged in the 19th century. All Nautch Girls were not the same. Author Michael Kinnear, in his book “The Gramophone company’s first Indian Recordings 1899-1908 “, has explained the classification and Nomenclatures of these Nautch Girls. As per that, there were 4 types…

Lowest Class…..IV Name – Khanki Prostitutes/Sex workers
Class III Name – Kaneez Daasi or servant
Class II Name – Bai ji Singing/Dancing
Class I Name – Jaan Top class singers

They all were called collectively as Tawayafs. The readers will now understand the difference between Amirbai,Waheedanbai,Jaddanbai and Tamancha Jaan, Gauhar Jaan, Malika Jaan, Zohra Jaan etc etc.

There were quite a few such stars in the annals of early cinema world. Hopefully,more artistes will be dug out with their history.

Today’s song is sung by Jaishree. The video shows how happy Shakuntala is, about her father agreeing to send her to Dushant.

( This article is based on information from various sources, like Zohra’s interview in Madhuri magazine of 18-12-1981, book ” The lost treasure” by Kamlakar Pasupuleti and Surjit Singh ji, Screenplay by Isak Mujawar, MuVyz, HFGK, CITWF, shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji and my notes.)


Song- Mere baba ne baat meri maan li (Shakuntala)(1943) Singer-Jayshree, Lyricist- Ratan Piya, MD- Vasant Desai

Lyrics

Mere baba ne baat meri maan li
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li
?? baba ne
?? baba ne
achche baba ne baat meri maan li
achche baba ne baat meri maan li
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li

?? sandes
apne preetam ke des
?? sandes
apne preetam ke des
haay ??
kaun jaaye arri
le ke paati meri
kaun jaaye arri
le ke paati meri
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li

bhanwre bhejoon tujhe
par hai ye darr mujhe
wo bhi kaliyon ka ras pee ke phool jaayega
wo bhi kaliyon ka ras pee ke phool jaayega
aur mera sandesa bhi bhool jaayega
aur mera sandesa bhi bhool jaayega

meri nanhi kudi(??)
aaj kar lo deri
meri nanhi kudi(??)
aaj kar lo deri

arre pyaari gayi maari
kya jaayegi
arre pyaari gayi maari
kya jaayegi
raah aadhi na pahunchegi
laut aayegi
raah aadhi na pahunchegi
laut aayegi
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li

maina

kaho mitthhu ye maina tumhaari
saari baaten kahegi hamaari
nahin bhoolegi na
na na na na na
?? kah degi na
haan haan haan haan haan
mere pyaare pyaare maina
mere achche achche maina
mere pyaare pyaare maina
mere achche achche maina
leja meri khabar
mere saajan ke ghar
leja meri khabar
mere saajan ke ghar
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li

kahna ab to bula lo mujhe
apne paas
kahna ab to bula lo mujhe
apne paas
pyaasi dasshan ki main
swaami teri udaas
pyaasi dasshan ki main
swaami teri udaas
dekh lena badha
unki jaldi se ??
jajaaldi jaldi se
meri pyaari pyaari maina
meri achchi ahchi maina
meri pyaari pyaari maina
meri achchi ahchi maina
leja meri khabar
mere saajan ke ghar
leja meri khabar
mere saajan ke ghar
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li
Mere baba ne baat meri maan li

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


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Blog Day : 4042 Post No. : 15167

“Guru Ghantaal”(1956) was produced by R N Sharma and N K Kaushik and directed by S M Yusuf for V K pictures Bombay. The movie had Sheila Ramani, Motilal, Usha Kiran, Agha, Sundar, Mirza Musharraf, Paro, Sheikh, Kesri, Vijaybala, Ravikant, Jagdev etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Guru Ghantaal”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Khawar Zamaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Lachchiram.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.
This is a superb “nok jhonk” duet which deserves to be better known among music lovers.


Song-Ham aapke hain hamse toh parda na keejiye (Guru Ghantaal)(1958) Singers- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle , Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Pt Lachchiram
Both

Lyrics

ham aapke hain
humse toh parda naa keejiye
o o o o
aji parda naa keejiye
aji parda naa keejiye
ho
ho o o
ham rooth jaayenge
hamen chheda naa keejiye

arre waah
ho o o o
hamen chheda naa keejiye
aji chheda naa keejiye ae
ho o

ik baat meri gaur se sun leejiye huzoor
ik baat meri gaur se sun leejiye huzoor
farmaayiye farmaayiye
ho o o
farmaayiye farmaayiye
sun lenge ham zaroor
sun lenge ham zaroor

tirchhi nigaah se hamen dekha naa keejiye
dekha naa keejiye
ham aapke hain
haan
ham aapke hain
humse toh parda naa keejiye
ho o o o
aji chheda naa keejiye
humen chheda naa keejiye ae

ho o o

kya jhoothh-moothh baaten banaane se faayda
kya jhoothh-moothh baaten banane se faayda
baithhe bithhaaye hamko
ho o o
baithhe bithhaaye hamko sataane se faayda
sataane se faayda

yoon baat baat par aji roothha naa keejiye
roothha naa keejiye
ham aapke hain
haan
ham aapke hain
humse toh parda naa keejiye
ho o o o
humen chheda naa keejiye
aji chheda naa keejiye ae

ho o o

dar hai ke zamaana kahin majboor naa kar de
dar hai ke zamaana kahin majboor naa kar de
iss pyaar ki duniya se
o o o
iss pyaar ki duniya se kahin door naa kar de
kahin doon na kar de

inn chhoti-chhoti baaton ko socha naa keejiye
socha naa keejiye
ham aapke hain
ham aapke hain
humse toh parda naa keejiye
ho o o o
aji chheda naa keejiye
humen chheda naa keejiye ae

ho o o


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Blog Day : 4035 Post No. : 15159

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 42
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Though I have been discussing Hindi movie songs in the blog for more than a decade now, it is not as if I had watched too many movies during my “formative” years. I recall having watched a few movies in early 1970s, with the last of these movies being “Zindagi Zindagi” (1972) in 1972.

My movie watching spree began in 1978 (after six years) when I joined college and got “freedom” that I as a college goer was “supposed” to enjoy. 🙂 And I fully misused my freedom, by watching movies when I should have been attending my classes.

It was during this movie watching spree that I watched not just the current movies but also those movies which had come between 1972 and 1978 which I had missed during their time. This included all Amitabh Bachchan hit movies like “Zanjeer” (1973), “Deewaar”(1975), “Sholay” (1975) etc.

When my pre teen movie watching ended in 1972, I had watched very few movies. I could only identify Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, Mumtaz etc thanks to Rajesh Khanna movies like “Haathi Mere Saathi”(1971) and “Apna Desh” (1972) that I got to watch at that time. Thanks to watching “Haqeeqat”(1964) is an open field show at night in my railway colony, I became familiar with Dharmendra. In another such free show, I watched “Dil Diya Dard Liya”(1966) and that is how I became familiar with Dilip Kumar.

That was about it. I had not watched any movies of Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Saira Bano etc till 1978 !

During my “catching up with lost time” movie watching spree, I watched “Resham Ki Dori”(1974) some time in 1978 or 1979. This movie, as I know now thanks to HFGK, was directed by Atmaram for Modern Pictures Bombay. The movie had Saira Bano, Dharmendra, Kumud Chhugaani, Rajendranath, Sujit Kumar, Sajja, Ramesh Deo, Rajan Haksar, Jayshree T, Kundan, Meena T, Bhagwan, Shabnam, Sapru, Shivraj, Jankidas, Keshav Rana, Sundar, Master Sachin, Ramlal, Bhagwan Sinha, Leela Mishra, Radheshyam, Chaand Usmani (Special appearance), Kanwar Ajit, Suresh, Murad etc in it.

Except Dharmendra, almost every other actor in the movie was “new” and unfamiliar for me. Many of them continued to remain unfamiliar to me for decades. For instance, I was not aware which actress played the sister of Dharmendra in this movie. Somehow I had erroneously assumed that she was called Urmila Bhatt (I find , to my surprise that she is not even there in the cast). Only now, when I checked up the starcast, I realised that the sister had to be Kumud Chhugaani.

The movie had six songs in it. The most popular song of the song was the raakhi song and it was posted exactly ten years ago. So that means that this day ten year ago was the festival of Rakshabandhan. And as was the practice in the blog, Rakhi related songs were discussed on the blog on that day (5 august 2009).

Song Movie Remarks
Behna ne bhai ki kalaayi pe pyaar baandha hai (Reshan ki dori)(1974) 2 songs covered out of 6
dil se dil ki dor baadhi chori chori (Chaayaa)(1961) YIPPEED (all 7 songs covered)
Aaya tumpe dil aaya (Do Ustaad)(1959) YIPPEED (all 8 songs covered)
Soona hai mere dil ka jahaan (Devtaa)(1956) 4 songs covered out of 8
Dil tootnaa thha dil toot gaya (Dilruba)(1950) YIPPEED (all 11 songs covered)
Marne ki duaayen kyun maangoon (Ziddi)(1948) YIPPEED (all 9 songs covered)

As can be seen, six songs from six movies were covered on 5 august 2009. Four out of these six movies have been YIPPEED by now.

Today, we take up one of the unYIPPEED movies, namely “Reshan ki dori”(1974).

The two songs of this movie that have been covered till now are

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Bahnaa ne bhaayi ki kalaayi se pyaar baandhaa hai 1729 5-Aug-09
2 Chamka paseena ban ke nageena 9116 8-Dec-13

Today, as part of blog ten year challenge (2009-2019), here is a song from “Resham Ki Dori”(1974). This song is a lovers’s song. It is sung by Rafi, with a few sweet nothings uttered by Saira Bano (I guess). Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Dharmendra and Saira Bano. It was for the first time in this movie that I had seen Saira Bano in a movie. I had not seen her in “Padosan”(1968) because my elders did not take me to watch this (or other well known movies) of those days.

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

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsrXJWkEKQs (video)
Audio

Song-Sone ke gahne kyun toone pahne (Resham Ki Dori)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Saira Bano

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne
Kaaya teri khud kanchan hai ae
Gesu banaaye to
Phool kyun sajaaye
Tera badan khud gulshan hai ae
Achchhaa
Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne ae
A haa haa
dhat

Heere ki angoothhi bhi
Lagti hai jhoothhi
Itni chamak teri aankhon mein ae
Ja ja
Jhoothhe

Moti ki maala
Kyun pahni baalaa
Moti chhupe hai tere daanton mein
Haay Raam
Moti chhupe hai tere daaton mein
Ghadi ghadi darpan ke ae
Oye hoye hoye hoye
Ghadi ghadi darpan ke ae
Aage khadi kyun
Tera badan khud darpan hai
Hato ji
Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne
Kaaya teri khud kanchan hai ae ae
Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne
Hmm mm
how romantic

Sooraj sa chamke
Jab tera mukhda
Maathe pe bindiya sajaayi kyun
Haan
Ha h h h sach
Laali bina honthh laal hai tere
Hothhon pe laali lagaayi kyun
Hmm mm
Hothhon pe laali lagaayi kyun
Singaar ki ee
Haaye ae main mar jaawaan
Singaar ki tujhe kya hai zaroorat
Tera singaar tera yauvan hai
uff
Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne
Kaaya teri khud kanchan hai ae ae
Laa laa laa laa
Gesu banaaye to
Laa laa laal laa
Phool kyun sajaaye
Laa laa laal laa
Tera badan khud gulshan hai ae
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Sone ke gahne kyun tune pahne

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने
काया तेरी खुद कंचन है ए ए
गेसू बनाए तो
फूल क्यूँ सजाये
तेरा बदन खुद गुलशन है ए
अच्छा
सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने ए
अ हा हा
धत

हीरे की अंगूठी भी
लगती है झूठी
इतनी चमक तेरी आँखों में ए
जा जा
झूठे

मोती की माला
क्यूँ पहनी बाला
मोती छुपे है तेरे दाँतों में
हाय राम
मोती छुपे है तेरे दाँतों में
घडी घडी दर्पण के ए
ओये होए होए होए
घडी घडी दर्पण के ए
आगे कड़ी क्यूँ
तेरा बदन खुद दर्पण है
हटो जी
सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने
काया तेरी खुद कंचन है ए ए
सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने
हम्म म्म
हाउ रोमांटिक

सूरज सा चमके
जब तेरा मुखड़ा
माथे पे बिंदिया सजाई क्यूँ
हाँ
अ ह ह ह सच
लाली बिना होंठ लाल है तेरे
होंठों पे लाली लगाई क्यूँ
हम्म म्म
होंठों पे लाली लगाई क्यूँ
सिंगार की ई
हाए मैं मर जावां
सिंगार की तुझे क्या है ज़रुरत
तेरा सिंगार तेरा यौवन है
ऊफ
सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने
काया तेरी खुद कंचन है ए ए
ला ला ला ला
गेसू बनाए तो
ला ला ला ला
फूल क्यूँ सजाये
ला ला ला ला
तेरा बदन खुद गुलशन है ए
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
सोने के गहने क्यूँ तूने पहने


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 4032 Post No. : 15153

Today’s song is from film Zevarat-49.

” studio system ” as it is called, began as soon as silent films got established and were on fast track. Well established studios made films regularly and systematically. Each and every studio/ production house had a set of its own actors, directors and MDs. They were on a monthly pay roll. From the 1920 onwards, all major studios like Imperial, Kohinoor, Sharda, krishna, Saraswati, Paramount, Aurora, Barua, Aryan,British Dominion, Great Eastern, Laxmi pictures, Madan Theatres, Maharashtra film company, Prabhat, Ranjit, Saroj etc had their actors on pay roll. Studios were jealous about their stars and always ensured that they don’t leave them.

The contract system came into being legally. Each studio had a contract individually with actors and there was a legal binding on them to follow the contract in its period. Generally the contracts were highly partial to the owners. From the 30’s, with the dawn of Talkie films, most silent film makers wound up business and the real players with sound financial base and name remained. Some of the major filmmakers were, Wadia, Bombay Talkies, New Theatres, Prabhat, Imperial, Ranjit, Sagar, Shalimar, Pancholi, Prakash, Minerva, Gemini, Vauhini etc etc. They tightened their contract clauses to ensure that their stars don’t leave them unilaterally.

The 40’s saw some splinter groups setting up their own studios like Filmistan, Kardar, Navketan, Mehboob, Rajkamal, Basant etc, in addition to the existing ones. The competition to hold on to their flock became acute and in this attempt, some studio owners crossed limits of decency and took undue advantage of the contract clauses or the ignorance / carelessness of the stars, while signing the contracts.

First case of such unfair action of the studios occurred, when the First Talkie of India was to be made by Imperial Film co. Ardeshir Irani was keen to take Master Vithal as a Hero for ‘ Alam Ara ‘.However Vithal was on contract with Sharda film co. Irani made a very lucrative offer to Vithal. When only 2 days were remaining of the contract period,Master Vithal joined Imperial. Nanabhai Desai of Sharda Films was furious. He kidnapped Vithal and kept him in a locked room, forcing him to renew the contract. When Irani came to know this, he sought help from the court. The case was fought and Master Vithal was auctioned in the court. Sharda and Imperial bid sums for him.Finally Imperial offered 1200 Rupees per month to Vithal and Vithal joined them, as Sharda backed out.

Some big banners like Minerva, V.Shantaram’s Prabhat and Shalimar Pictures of Poona had instances of trying to take undue advantage of the contracts with stars. Sitara Kanpuri, an illiterate singer was on contract with Shalimar Pictures of W.Z.Ahmed.She was however, not told then that the contract was for 5 years.Her singing career in films was ruined as in 5 years, Shalimar made only 3-4 films, in which she sang. Luckily, after Partition,Ahmed and his wife Neena migrated to Pakistan and Sitara Kanpuri was free to sing openly. But by that time she did not get much opportunity and soon she disappeared from the industry.

Similarly Shantaram also tried to play with Shanta Apte. Shanta Apte was under contract with the Prabhat studios with which she had made several memorable films. But as her fame spread far and wide and more and more producers wanted her to act in their films, Shanta Apte realized that the contract with the Prabhat company was acting as a hurdle to her free lancing. She requested the film company to free her from the bondage of the contract, But the company would just not agree, Finally she offered Satyagraha outside the film company. Prabhat were thus forced to relieve her of her contractual obligations. Shanta Apte thereafter became a free bird.

The worst such case was of Meena Shorey ( she was not Shorey in that period), Heroine of today’s film Zevarat-49. Meena Shorey ( real name Khursheed Jahan) was from a very poor family.Originally from Multan,her family shifted to Lahore. She was one of the 5 children. She was the third. Her father was short tempered and used to beat her mother often. At the age of 11 yrs. she saw film Achut Kanya and few other films,which developed a desire to join films. Her mother left her husband and shifted to Bombay with 3 children. In Bombay the eldest daughter lived after her marriage. Meena was around 14-15 year old then. One day,her brother in law took her to the Muhurat of film Sikander in Minerva studios.

For going to this function, Meena had borrowed good clothes from her friend, who also did her make up. Meena was looking very beautiful and ravishing. During the function,Sohrab modi was impressed with her looks and offered her a role in film Sikandar. Initially her mother was not ready, but due to need and convincing by Meena, she agreed.Next day Meena and mother went to the studio. Both were illiterate. A contract for 3 years was made for working only in Minerva films and her mother put her thumb on the contract, as Meena was a minor. After consulting ” Zend Awastha” the Parsee religious book, Modi changed her name to Meena. She was to get Rs. 600 pm as a salary.

With regular income,her financial position improved. She did films after films in Minerva. Sikandar-41, Phir milenge-42, Prithvi Vallabh-43 and Patharon ke saudagar-44, all films were hit. Her name and fame spread wide. Many producers wanted to sign her in their films. After Patharon ke saudagar, her contract period of 3 years was to be over. Mehboob wanted her for film Humayun and K B Lall wanted her for film Lal Haveli. When she went to Modi and asked her to release her from the contract, he informed her that as she failed to give a notice 3 months in advance, the contract got automatically renewed for next 3 years, as per a clause in original contract. She was never informed about this earlier.Being illiterate, she could not read it also. Even after the visit of Mehboob to Modi, Modi was adamant not to release her.

The matter went to court. In the court she made a deal with him that she will work for Minerva for one more year on the same salary as 600 pm, will not work in any other studio and he will release her after that. The case was withdrawn. By that time Meena had married Al Nasir. She left for Lahore with Nasir to avoid working in Minerva, and also did not take any salary. After one year in Lahore, she did films for Pancholi, like ‘ Shehar se door’ and ‘ Arsi’. Her fame was already bringing many new films to her. When the film ‘ Shehar se door’ was about to be released, Pancholi got a legal notice from Modi for a compensation of Rs. 3 Lakhs for breaching his contract with Meena. Everyone was panicky. Meena went to Bombay with Pancholi’s Manager and met Modi. She begged him not to give her troubles, but as a compensation,Modi asked for Rs.60 thousand cash. Meena was stunned.Finally Mehtab, Modi’s wife intervened on her behalf and Modi came down to Rs. 30 thousand. Meena paid him the money and got rid of him finally.

Later on, Meena said,” This was the true character of Modi, who is revered as Deity of Indian Cinema. Actually his popular perception was an illusion. The reality was that he took every opportunity to cheat and take advantage of situation to make money.” C. Ramchandra has also narrated an incident about Modi, how he took advantage of his helpless situation, when in 1936 to 1938, CR worked in Minerva. Like any other industry, Film industry too had such people.

Today’s song is from film Zevarat-49.The film was made by Habeeb productions. The director and Lyricist was Habeeb Sarhadi. The MD was the Melody Master Hansraj Behl. The cast of the film is given as Meena, Masood, Yaqub, Jayant, and Shanta Kunwar. There were 10 songs sung by a variety of singers like Lata, Rafi, Geeta, Hameeda, and Shanta Kunwar. Today’s song is sung by Geeta Roy. Her voice sounds so fresh and slightly different than what it became later. In this song, I feel she tried to copy the Shamshad style. It is a very good song. I am sure you will like it.

(Adapted information from book Cinerang by Isak Mujawar and interview of Meena Shorey in Yeh un dinon ki baat hai by Yasir Abbasi has been used, with thanks, in this post along with my own notes.)


Song- Ye kaun mere ghar aaye (Zevraat)(1949) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- Habib Sarhadi, MD- Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

yeh kaun mere ghar aaye
mere ghar aaye
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye
mere ghar aaye
yeh kaun
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye

yeh roop nagar ka taara
yeh sundar mohan pyaara
yeh sundar mohan pyaara
aasha ke
aasha ke deep jalaaye
ho deep jalaaye
yeh kaun
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye

aakash mein jin ko naa paayen
dharti pe wo mil jaayen
dharti pe wo mil jaayen
dil aisa
dil aisa muqaddar paaye
muqaddar paaye
yeh kaun
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye

dil raha ??
khushiyon ke taraane gaale
khushiyon ke taraane gaale
taqdeer ne
taqdeer ne din yeh dikhaaye
ho din yeh dikhaaye
yeh kaun
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye

dil unki balaayen lena
aankhon aankhon mein kehna
aankhon aankhon mein kehna
mohe tujh bin
mohe tujh bin chain naa aaye
ho chain naa aaye
yeh kaun
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye
mere ghar aaye
yeh kaun mere ghar aaye


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 4030 Post No. : 15149

Hullo to all in Atuldom

With today’s post/ song the concerned movie achieves “YYIIPPEEEEhood”- a word on the lines of adulthood; not found in any standard dictionary and a creation of this blog just like “atuldom” and “atulites”.

The movie debuted on the blog on 18th January, 2010 and has had a rather slow run on the blog. The movie itself was huge hit in its time with all its songs still on the minds and lips of HFM lovers. (I was a child and I am not sure if I have seen it in a movie hall but have seen it umpteen times on TV.) I am not going into the minute details about the movie and say that it was directed by Dev Anand for his home production. I will also not say that the songs were written by Anand Bakshi and R D Burman was the music director. But the minute the song is posted the reaction is going to be “yeh abhi baaki hai?!!!” This was the reaction to the previous post from this movie too. In fact, Guruji had wondered how that song had escaped from being posted all these years considering it was THE MOST POPULAR song from the movie. My answer to that query would be “so that we could have that wonderful post from you, Sirji.” And the bigger reaction will be “this movie is not yet YYIIPPEEEED!!!” That is why I say wonders don’t cease in this blog of ours.
We are revisiting “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” today. This movie had seven songs and six songs -one of them being a multi-version song- are already posted.

The details of the songs from the movie that have been covered earlier :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Kaanchi re kaanchi re 2268 18-Jan-10
2 Phoolon ka taaron ka sabka kehna hai Multiple version song 2838 24-Aug-10
3 Dekho o deewaanon tum ye kaam na karo 5098 4-Dec-11
4 I love you kya khushi kya hai gham 9241 4-Jan-14
5 Dum maaro dum mit jaaye gham 14829 7-Jan-19

The reason to revisit the movie today, is to wish the romantic leading lady -Mumtaz- on her 72nd birthday. She has had a journey in Bollywood that started as child star, extra, heroines’ friend etc in A- grade movies as a teenager and heroine of stunt films with Dara Singh etc. Her first adult role was that of the hero Rajendra Kumar’s sister in “Gehra Daag”. She had to wait a long time before bursting on the top heroine slot. By the time she reached the heroine slot she had played a dancer- vamp etc in “Mere Sanam”, “Khandaan”, “Kaajal’’ etc. Possibly the first time her comic side made itself felt was as ‘Meena’ in Mehmood’s “Pyar Kiye Jaa”. Her best times started with “Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti” where she was heroine to Jeetendra after which she paired him in movies like “Jigri Dost” “Khilona” “Ek Naari Ek Brahmachari” and some more with a guest appearance in “Humjoli”. First time she paired with Rajesh Khanna was in “Do Raaste” followed by “Bandhan” “Roti” “Aap Ki Kasam” etc. She paired opposite the Khan brothers – Feroz and Sanjay- in “Aadmi aur insaan” “Apradh” “Mela” “Dhadakan” “Upasana” etc. So, what I want to highlight here is that many male actors who were lead stars in the movies during the 60s, when Mumtaz played a nimble-footed dancer or second lead-heroine sought her in the 70s to be their main romantic lead; she played heroine to Rajendra Kumar in “Tangewala”. In her career that lasted till 1977 – “Aaina” with Rajesh Khanna was her last as a heroine when she took retirement from movies in favour of family life- she had acted with actors ranging from Dara Singh, Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Feroz and Sanjay Khan. She even did a movie with Amitabh Bachchan as her hero.

Let us wish our “Kaanchi” a long and healthy life. Wish you a very happy birthday Mumu a.k.a Mumtaz.


Song-Ho re ghunghroo ka bole (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

ae kaancha

haay re daiya
haay re mera
saajan woh kehlaaye
dekhte sab rah jaayen woh mera
haath pakad lai jaaye

ho re ghunghroo kaa bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole

ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

jidhar se bhi guzar jaaye mera chitchor
ha aa mera chitchor
haay daiyya mach jaaye galiyon mein shor
jhaanke jharokhon se goriyaan
jidhar se bhi guzar jaaye mera chitchor
ha aa mera chitchor
haay daiya mach jaaye galiyon mein shor
jhaanke jharokhon se goriyaan
jo dekhe ye bole,
haay mera mann dole
ho jo dekhe ye bole
haay mera mann dole
ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

mele mein akele mohe sang lai jaaye
mohe sang lai jaaye
kaanch ki pachrangi choodiyan pehnaaye
jhumke bhi lai de bazaar se
mele mein akele mohe sang lai jaaye
mohe sang lai jaaye
kaanch ki pachrangi choodiyaan pehnaaye
jhumke bhi lai de bazaar se
jab bole haan bole
na munh se na bole
ho jab bole haan bole
na munh se na bole
ho ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

tere jaisa
haan uuu hun
tere jaisa nahin
tere jaisa nahin re
haa aa aisa nahin re
haay raama koi mere jaisa nahi re
hai koi toh aaye saamne
mera dil dhadka de
lat uljhi suljha de
ho mera dil dhadka de
lat uljhi suljha de
ho ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho wo aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyan mora
ho re ghungharoo ka bole re


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Blog Day : 4029 Post No. : 15145

When you enjoy something, you think nothing of it without jumping on it. On the other hand, if you consider something as a burden, you cannot bring yourself to d it and start postponing it till you can no longer postpone it.

July is one such month when one is required to perform such unpleasant tasks. If one is an Indian tax payer then he must file his tax return by the end of this month. Most people find it an unpleasant task and kep postponing it. When they finally persuade themselves to do it on the last day, they find that others have also got the same idea. And since many people are trying to do the same thing at the same time, the system crashes and that throws things out of gear for everyone concerned.

The government also realises it and the last date is often extended. This year was one such occasion. The last date of filing income tax return has now been extended by one month. The last minute IT return filers will now procrastinate till end of august and will then scramble to file their returns on 31 august 2019, I am sure of it. 🙂

If one is an income tax return filer as well as a central government employee then one has some most unpleasant tasks to perform in this month. This tast is, filling up one’s performance review for the last year. It is called APAR (Annual Performance Appraisal Report).

In the past, things were done manually. Now everything is done online. So, government officers file their APAR as well as ITR electronically.

For someone like me, who is an experienced computer user, filing online APAR and ITR should not be a problem. And these problems can be daunting.

Just like there is a deadline for filing ITR, there is a deadline for APAR as well. Officers in various central governments had time schedule, viz officers would file their self appraisal by 30 june 2019, reporting officer would give his report by 31 july 2019, reviewing officer would give his remark by 31 august 2019 and accepting officer by 15 september etc. Different departments and zones have their own time frame that may be a bit flexible. For instance, in my Railweay zone, one could file self appraisal by 15 july 2019 and reporting officer had to give their review by 5 august 2019 and reviewing officer by 20 august 2019 and accepting officer by 10 september 2019.

Last date for me to file my self appraisal in my APAR was 15 july 2019. It was threatened that after 15 july 2019, the form would move to the next authority (reporting officer) on its own if self appraisal was not done by then. I took no action till 11 july 2019. Then I started to act. I collected data and filled up the relevant portions and then saved the data. That was on friday 12 july 2019.

The next step was to digitally sign it and forward it online to the reporting authority. Digital signature turned out to be a big hassle. Every Government officer has a digital signature ( in a USB token form)with him that he uses for digital signatures for various purposes like filing APAR, authorising purchases etc. These digital signatures are valid only for two years. You merrily use a digital signature and before you realise it, its validity is over. Then one has to apply for new token.

The digital signature that I had successfully used till six months ago was no longer working and so I had obtained a new digital signature. And this was registered in the APAR software as well. But when I tried to sign my APAR form digitally, I got error message. I tried the whole friday and also saturday but I could not get my digital signature working.

I was not the only one struggling with my APAR of course. There were others as well. When I discussed my dilemma with others on the same boat, I was advised that the solution was to de register the digital signature and then re register it.

On monday (15 july 2019), which was the last day for my APAR to be sent, I tried to follow the advice. I de registered the digital signature and then re registered it. Then, with bated breath, I procceeded on to affix digital signature. Much to my relief, this time it worked like a charm and my APAR went through duly digitally signed, to the next authority, viz reporting officer.

I too was reporting officer and/or reviewing officer for many officers and their APARs has arrived on my inbox. So I proceeded to write them. The most satisfying part of the exercise for me was to digitally sign the document and find the satisfying message that the digitally signed document was successfully sent to the next authority. I quickly finished up all APA’s in one day when the going was good and the digital signature was co operating.

That done, I began to feel as if I had won a big battle. Now I began to prepare myself mentally for filing the ITR. Going by past experience, I know that one should not try to file ITR on the last day. One should file it at least a few days in advance when income tax depratment servers are not lightly loaded and respond well. On the last day, one may not even get to access these servers.

In the past, ITR filing was a manual process and it had to be submitted in the local Income tax office, duly taking stampedacknowledgement. It was a hassle and so many people, including me, would pay money to some chartered accountant, who would bring an ITR form and take your signature on it. Then he would fill up the various colums, submit the form to the income tax office and give you the stamped acknowledgement.

The chartered accountant earned his money because it was a work full of hassles. And then the income tax rates kept on changing every year. Moreover, female employees had different income tax rates. So I would just get in touch with a chartered accountant and pay him for filing ITR for me as well as my wife.

Since 2012 or so, it has become possible to file income tax online. One could file it online, and also digitally sign if you had a digital signature with you. I would resolve to have a digital signature for myself, but I could never live up to this resolution. So, the next best thing was to take print our of the online filled form, sign it manually and send it to Income tax department at Bangalore. After a few months, you would receive acknowledgement that your ITR was accepted.

When online filing of ITR became possible, I began to do it for me and my wife.

since this was once in an year exercise, I would forget how I had filled up the ITR the last year and I would start afresh. I was this feeling that I had forgotten how it is done, that was the cause behind my reluctance in filing ITR.

Though the last date for filing ITR was extended to 31 july 2019, I decided that it was high time that I mustered enough courage and be done with it. So, it was on 29 july 2019 that I opened the computer and logged on to the income tax department site. And it was there that I got stuck. What was my user name and password ? With some online query, I realised that once PAN number was the user ID. Then I typed my password on a hunch and it worked. So I was relieved. I was finally logged on to the income tax department site.

I chose the option of filing the return online. I had my form 16 ready with me. I managed to put most values correctly and was pleased that the online calculator agreed with the calculations of form 16. But when I reached the portion that calculated income tax, I found that I was supposed to pay some more tax according to IT department calculation, whereas my form 16 showed that I had paid more tax than needed and IT department owed me some refund.

Where was the discreparcy ? On carefull scrutiny, I realised that I had not mentioned by contribution towards PM national relief fund, which was 100 % tax deductible. But how to enter this figure ? The relevant column of section 80 G was not accepting the figure. Then I realised that the ITR form had another tab for donations under sction 80 G. I went to that tab, filled the details and found that the relevant column in the form now accepted this figure. I also found that now the form 16 figures of income tax matched with the online calculation. So IT department was now in agreement that I had paid all my IT and I owed some refund.

That done, I saved the draft and came to the final part which is always my favourite part, sending the filled up form. I clicked the send button. The form displayed two errors, one was that I had to specify the bank account where refund is to be received. Second error was about using some prohibited special characters. I rectified the errors and clicked the button. This time the form was submitted.

Submission was alright, but form needed to be verified as well. It was only after verification that the IT depratment processes it. The traditional method is take a print out, sigh it and send it by post of IT department at Bangalore. It is the older and non elegant method of doing it, which used to be the method followed by majority of tax filers. But now several method of e verificcation are available and the IT department keeps adding to it. Last time I had done the e verification though online banking. This time I found a new option, viz e verification through Aadhaar. I chose this option. One gets OTP on one’s Aadhar registered mobile and this OTP is then needed to be typed in on the form. When I did not get the OTP for some time, I again clicked the verify by Aadhaar button. When OTP came and I filled it, I had a feeling that second click meant another OTP and the OTP filled my me was for the earlier click and so my e verification would fail.

I was right. My e mail advised me that my e verification had failed.

I braced myself and repeated the process again. This time I patiently waited for the OTP to arrive. It arrived and I keyed in the numbers. Now I received confirmation message that my aadhaar verification was successful, the ITR was submitted and e verified and I did not have to do anything else.

I felt jubilant. Now it was time to do the same for my wife’s ITR. She had sent her IT details to me by whatsapp, but my mobile storage was full and while deleting my storage, I had deleted her IT details as well. I was itching to process my wife’s IT return but I did not have any details to go by.

After lunch time, I phoned my wife and asked her to send her tax details. Armed with those details, I opened the IT department page and tried to log on. But I got an error- username or password incorrect ! I checked again. The username, viz PAN number was right. Was the password incorrect ? How to check it. I found that I had fortunately saved the details of my wife’s later ITR. The password was incorrect. I fed the correct details and was relieved to find the page opening.

Feeding the details was no problem. I find that the details were already filled up in the form. Apparently, IT department already had picked up the details of her IT return from her form 26AS (TRACES). So the details matched perfectly.

So I saved the draft and submitted the return. As for e verification, I thought that I should do it through online banking. I did that and the OTP that came on my wife’s registered mobile was filled. But the e verification could not be done. Perhaps I had done some mistake. I should have logged out of ITax department site before going to bank site. So I decided to do it through Aadhaar verification. On clicking this option, the IT site demanded aadhaar OTP within 2 minutes. This 2 minute limit was not there when I was doing it for my own tax return. Thankfully the OTP arrived in time and I fed the OTP with 30 seconds to spare. This time the e verification was a success. So, I was able to file the IT return of my wife as well.

As always, when the task gets accomplished, I feel that it was easy ! But by the next eleven months, I will have forgotten the process and I would agains get nervous and feel clueless when it is time to file the ITR the next year. 🙂

After this rather long writeup, I struggled to come up with a “suitable” song to go with it. Then I tried to visualise what the lead pair of Hindi movies will do after they accomplish such an important task. They will go outdoors and sing a joyous duet, of course. 🙂

So, here is just that joyous duet song. The song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Satyam.

The movie was directed by K S R Das for PNR Pictures, Madras. the movie had Anil Dhawan, Aruna Irani, Jyoti Laxmi, Narendranath, Jagdeep, Sulochana, Ramaprabha, Brahm Bhardwaj, Shetty, Coca Cola, Shekhar, Swaraj, Prem Kumar, Master Ripple Sapru, Bindu (special appearance), Baby Dolly, Baby Charulata etc in it.

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

The song is picturised on Anil Dhawan and an unfamiliar looking lady. Going by the cast, my guess is that she is Jyoti Laxmi. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the lady.


Song-Kya kar diya bata do zara(Raani aur Jaani)(1973) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Satyam

Lyrics

kya kar diya
bata do zara
ye dil deewaana hua aa aa
kya kar diya
bata do zara
ye dil deewana hua
tumhi ko mana
tumhi ko chaha tumhi ko pooja
haye bolo kya kar diya
bata do zara
ye dil diwana hua

poochha tumhi ne to kya chaahiye ae
hamne kaha ki wafa chaahiye ae

daaman tumhaara na chhodenge hum
waada wafa ka na todenge hum
wafa nibhaao
idhar to aao
wafa nibhaao
idhar to aao
gale lagaao

haaye bolo
kya kar diya
bata do zara
ye dil deewaana hua
aa aa aa
kya kar diya
bata do zara
ye dil deewaana hua

o o o
ru ru ru ru

la ra la la
laralalalala
lalalala

dam se tumhaare jawaan hai bahaar
tum jo kaho to karoon dil nisaar
tumhaare siva hum kidhar jayenge
yahi hum to kadmon pe mar jaayenge

bade haseen ho
ke dilnasheen ho
bade haseen ho
ke dilnasheen ho
mere yakeen ho
haaye bolo kya kar diya
bata do zara
ye dil deewaana hua

haaye
kya kar diya bata do zara
ye dil deewaana hua

nibhaana sajan dil ki har baat ko
samajhna zara dil ke jazbaat ko

khabar hai mujhe teri har baat ki
kadar hai mujhe tere jazbaat ki
tumhi dharam ho
tumhi karam ho
tumhi dharam ho
tumhi karam ho
tumhi sanam ho

haaye bolo kya kar diya
bata do zara
ye dil deewaana hua
aa aa aa
kya kar diya
bata do zara
ye dil deewaana hua

o o o ru ru ru ru
laralalala
laalaalaalaala
lalaalalaa
laalaalaalaalalalaa
laralara
lalalala
o ho ho ho


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

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 7

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A birthday greeting that is now a week ago (plus one more day 😉 ). Many many happy and healthy returns Naseer ji – may we all be blessed with a few more decades of accomplished performances by yourself.

Memories do always seem to connect as if yesterday. Maybe it is the ‘me’ inside me that is never changing in this ever changing world, and so every memory, every remembrance of every person, place, happening, event, vision, hearing a song on the radio, and yes, seeing films in black and white on the TV screens in neighbor’s homes – everything seems to have happened just yesterday.

The film was ‘Manthan’ (1976). And the days were when we would just sit and watch a film on TV for no reason – just that it was a Saturday / Sunday and Doordarshan would be airing a feature. Much later in life I would surprised to find out that some of the films I had watched on TV were actually color films. But then, those black and white images in the memory are more prized and dear now, than the actual color visuals captured later in the day (yesterday, I mean – as I said, everything seems to have happened yesterday).

So, ‘Manthan’ it was. A film that was part of the earliest batch of New-Wave cinema in India. From the first viewing, the memory that I have is, that I do not remember anything about the film or its storyline, its characters, their names, performances etc. Everything that I know about this film is from later viewings. But there are two items that are stuck in the storage from that viewing – one is a visual of a man driving a jeep, a woman trying to follow him on foot, and the song playing – “Mero Gaam Kaathha Paarey”. And the second is a funny mention – a belligerent villager pronouncing the word ‘society’ as ‘sisoti’ (सीसोटी). That is the earliest data byte stored in memory about this exemplary and infinitely versatile performer – Naseeruddin Shah.

Beyond that of course, getting in later teens and going to college, it was trendy and fashionable to go see new wave films – and so a much crowded occupancy of memories related to his films. The list seems to go on and on – ‘Nishant’ (1975), ‘Bhumika’ (1977), ‘Godhuli’ (also 1977), ‘Junoon’ (1978), ‘Sparsh’ (1979), ‘Aakrosh’, ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai’, ‘Bhavni Bhavai’ (all three in 1980), then ‘Chakra’ and ‘Sazaay e Maut’ (what a solid psychological thriller this one is), both from 1981, ‘Bazaar’ (1982), then a ton of them in 1983 – ‘Katha’, ‘Mandi’, ‘Ardh Satya’ and the peerless cult classic ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’, then ‘Paar’, ‘Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho’ and ‘Khandhar’ in 1984, ‘Mirch Masala’ in 1985, and in 1986, ‘Musafir’, and ‘Genesis’ – the unforgettable film of primeval emotions and human relations, by Mrinal Sen.

On the way, his career merged into the commercial circuit, and, with some of the then current group of parallel cinema performers, he established himself as a performer at home both with ‘sisoti’ and “Oye Oye Aaaa. . . O Tirchhe Nainon Waali” (‘Tirchhi Topi Waale’, 1998). The ease with which he has straddled both the streams is really heartwarming. It simply goes to underline his openness and his versatility. Starting with ‘Hum Paanch’ in 1980, he entered into the mainstream commercial Hindi cinema and has made an enviable position for himself in the industry with creditable performances in films like ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), ‘Dil Aakhir Dil Hai’ (1982), ‘Masoom’ and ‘Who Saat Din’, (1983), ‘Ghulami’ and ‘Trikaal’ (1985), ‘Karma’ (1986, in the esteemed company of Dilip Kumar), ‘Ijaazat’ (1987), the fabled ‘Pestonjee’ in 1988, along with ‘Hero Hiralal’ and ‘Maalamaal’. In the 1988 Merchant-Ivory production of the crime thriller ‘The Perfect Murder’, he plays the pivotal role of Inspector Ghote. Then on to ‘Tridev’ in 1989, ‘Police Public’ in 1990. . . and then there are many, too many to be listed here. A sampler of important ones –‘Vishwatma’ (1992), ‘Sir’ (1993), ‘Mohra’ (1994), ‘Himmat’ (1996), ‘Chinagate’ (1998), ‘Sarfarosh’ (1999), ‘Hey Ram’ – the role of Mahatma Gandhi (2000), ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (2001), ‘3 Deewaarein’ and ‘Main Hiin Na’ (2004), ‘Iqbal’ (2005), ‘Omkara’ and ‘Banaras’ along with ‘Yun Hota To Kya Hota’, his debut as a director in (2006), ‘Parzania’ (2007), ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ in which he plays the role of a portrait on the wall, and ‘Mere Baap Pehle Aap’ in 2008. . . As I said, his notable performances are simply too numerous to be sampled.

Naseer was born in Barabanki (UP) on 20th July, 1949. His parents, Aley Mohammed Shah and Farrukh Sultan, are originally from Meerut. His school education happened at St. Anselm’s in Ajmer and St. Joseph’s College in Nainital. After doing his BA from Aligarh Muslim University, he joined the National School of Drama in Delhi. From there on, the rest is all fairly recent history. His work, on stage and on screen is the story of his life.

On the way, he has earned two National awards for the best actor – ‘Sparsh’ in 1979 and ‘Paar’ in 1984, and one National award for the best supporting actor in ’Iqbal’ (2006). He also has to his credit three Filmfare awards for Best Actor –  ‘Aakrosh’ (1981), ‘Chakra’ (1982) and ‘Masoom’ (1984). He also won the Volpi award for the best actor at the Venice Film Festival in the year 1984 for his performance in ‘Paar’. He has also been honored with the national awards of Padam Shri (1987) and Padam Bhushan (2003).

The song being presented today is a repeat category item with a slight difference. It is a medley of 6 songs, that have been strung together into a wonderful imitiation performance by Naseer. There is a specific similarity in this set of songs. All are rendered by Rafi Sb, and all are Shammi Kapoor songs on screen. The audio segments edited together are all original renditions, with no effort to re-record or improvise.

The choice of Shammi Kapoor songs all – you may ask. Yes, the interesting background to this song does indeed involve Shammi Kapoor as an important figure in the storyline, albeit in absentia.

The film is ‘Sitam’ from 1984. The film is produced by Vikram, and is directed by the husband wife team of Aruna Raje and Vikas Desai. The main cast of actors is Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Vikram. Asrani, Sulabha Deshpande, Seema Deo, Vikas Desai, Arun Sarnaik, Keith Stevenson amongst others.

Subhash Munkur (role played by Naseeruddin Shah) is a lively, jolly fellow who loves to live the life to its fullest. He is a middle income family person, working in a certain office. He is an avid football player and is the captain of the homegrown team in his company. He is also a very fervent fan of Shammi Kapoor, and imitates his acting and sings his songs. His wife, Meenakshi (role played by Smita Patil) is a home maker, and they have a small son to complete their small dream world.

One day, suddenly, this dream world is mortally shattered. Subhash passes away in a freak inadvertent accident on the football field. Meenakshi is devastated and crushed – she had a very loving relationship with her husband.

This song medley appears in the film a little while after the accident. Meenakshi is alone at home and the memories of Subhash are all around her, and she is traumatized by them. She envisions him still in the home, and singing Shammi Kapoor songs as he used to, to woo her and also to irritate her. Whichever part of the home she goes to, there is a song and a vision attached with it, and she continues to see him singing, in the balcony, in the kitchen, in the bedroom, on the dining table – everyplace in the home. She is not able to hold her grief, and is sobbing and in tears all the time, while this ‘dream of wide open eyes’ is being enacted around her.

So here is a treat of Shammi Kapoor songs, performed quite well by Naseeruddin Shah. Of course the original personality is the big difference, but still, it is a creditable imitation. Once again, this medley is not listed in the EP of the film or in the Geet Kosh and is available only on the film track.

The rest of the story is an interesting premise. Inder (role played by Vikram), the person who inadvertently caused the accident on the football field, is till then unknown to Meenakshi. He locates her and tries to become friendly with her and her son. He is guilt ridden and some how wants to make some amends, he knows not how. But then Meenakshi discovers the truth behind his visits. She further accuses him, berates him and in anger asks him to leave her home. Inder goes back and attempts to commit suicide by slashing his wrists. He is taken to the hospital and saved, but now the guilt factor in his mind has multiplied manifold. He becomes suicidal and a mental patient, and is shifted to the mental ward. The doctors understand his situation that the only remedy for him is to get forgiveness from Meenakshi. And of course, Meenakshi, in her own shattered state of mind, is in no condition or frame of mind to forgive Inder.

This is actually where the film starts. The earlier events are presented as a flashback, and the rest of the film is about how Meenakshi comes to terms with her grief, and ends up forgiving Inder. The film is a very interesting psychological narrative.

Enjoy this replay of six of the famous songs of Shammi Kapoor. I have listened to and viewed this clip so many times now, and every time, it seems to end just too soon. One does not realize that more than three minutes have passed. And the mind actually waits for yet one more song segment.

And the added bonus is the improvised performance by Naseeruddin Shah. Great performer, great actor – I am sure you will agree.

 

Song – Kisi Na Kisi Se Kabhi Na Kabhi (medley)  (Sitam) (1984) Singers – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – [multiple], MD – [multiple]

Lyrics

kisi na kisi se
kabhi na kabhi
kahin na kahin dil lagaana padega. . .

tum ne mujhe
dekha
ho kar
meharbaan
ruk gayi ye zameen
tham gaya aasmaan
jaan e mann
jaan e jaan
tum ne mujhe
dekha. . .

badan pe sitaare lapete huye
o jaan e tamanaa kidhar ja rahi ho
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
badan pe sitaare lapete huye
o jaan e tamanaa kidhar ja rahi ho
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye. . .

kya haseen mod par aa gayi zindgani
ke haqeeqat na ban jaaye meri kahaani
jab aahen bhare ye thandi pawan
seene mein sulag uth’ti hai agan
tujhe dekh ke kehta hai mera mann
kahin aaj kisi se mohabbat na ho jaaye. . .

dil ke jharokhe mein tujh ko bitha kar
yaadon ko teri main dulhan bana kar
rakhunga main dil ke paas
mat ho meri jaan udaas
dil ke jharokhe mein tujh ko bitha kar
yaadon ko teri main dulhan bana kar
rakhunga main dil ke paas
mat ho meri jaan udaas. . .

tum ne kisi ki jaan ko
jaate huye dekha hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar
meri jaan ja rahi hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar
meri jaan ja rahi hai
tum ne kisi ki jaan ko
jaate huye dekha hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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किसी ना किसी से
कभी ना कभी
कहीं ना कहीं दिल लगाना पड़ेगा॰ ॰ ॰

तुम ने मुझे
देखा
हो कर
मेहरबान
रुक गई ये ज़मीन
थम गया आसमान
जान ए मन
जान ए जान
तुम ने मुझे
देखा॰ ॰ ॰

बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जान ए तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जान ए तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये॰ ॰ ॰

क्या हसीन मोड़ पर आ गई ज़िंदगानी
के हक़ीक़त ना बन जाये मेरी कहानी
जब आहें भरे ये ठंडी पवन
सीने में सुलग उठती है अगन
तुझे देख के कहता है मेरा मन
कहीं आज किसी से मोहब्बत ना हो जाये॰ ॰ ॰

दिल के झरोखे में तुझको बिठा कर
यादों को तेरी मैं दुल्हन बना कर
रखूँगा मैं दिल के पास
मत हो मेरी जां उदास
दिल के झरोखे में तुझको बिठा कर
यादों को तेरी मैं दुल्हन बना कर
रखूँगा मैं दिल के पास
मत हो मेरी जां उदास॰ ॰ ॰

तुमने किसी की जां को
जाते हुये देखा है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर
मेरी जान जा रही है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर
मेरी जान जा रही है
तुमने किसी की जां को
जाते हुये देखा है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 film Jeete Raho-49- a C grade action and stunt film.

” In every real man, a child is hidden that wants to play “- said German Philosopher Fredrick Nietzsche. As a child, one enjoys stories of valour, magic, superpowers and adventures. As an adult, the taste changes but what is etched in the core of mind, remains. That is why, when you see children playing Cricket or Football, you feel like trying your hand. When you see a Policeman catching s thief valiantly, you clap with glee. When you are alone you get lost in day dreaming. So on and so forth….

A normal man wishes to do superhuman feats. For some daring act, the public cheers him. Film makers took advantage of this human nature and made films about Men and Women having Super natural powers-without Magic – audience loved it and action/stunt films got established here. To attract audience, the Silent film makers made most films incorporating dare devil acts, fights, fencing, horse riding,high jumping and such other feats which kept the audience glued to their seats spell bound.

In the beginning,Talkie films were made on traditional stories like Folk lore, Mythology, History etc. But as the films matured, the action and stunt films prospered again. Except Prabhat and New Theatres, almost every other film studio made C grade action films. Producers like Wadia, Mohan pictures, Paramount, Imperial and others specialised in stunt films. In those days,a stunt film was made in less than a Lakh rupees, hence many independent producers and smaller companies preferred such action films.

From the Title of the film itself, one knew that it was an action or stunt film of C grade. Titles were also very comic, different and pseudo-fearful like….Aage maut peechhe maut, Bhagta Bhoot, Bhatkati Maina, Juwe ka Nateeja, Khooni Khanzar, Dagabaj Doctor, Shaitaan ka paash, Char chakram, Daku Rani Talwarwali, Jaadu ka dandaa, Zinda Laash, Revolver Rani, Sindbad-Alladin-Alibaba, Flying man, Fighter Sheela, Khooni Darinda, Tarzan aur Jadugar, Tarzan aur Jadui Chiraag, Golden Gang, Murde ki jaan khatare mein, or Jadui putli etc etc.

The director and actors were fixed for almost every production house. Major stars like Fearless Nadia, Yeshwant Dave, Kamran, Nazi, Prakash, Khaleel,Shankar rao Vazre, Navin Yagnik etc were with well known banners. The occasional and small time filmmakers employed one of the main stars and the rest actors were taken from regular stunt film actors like…Bajar battu, Phoolkumari, maruti pehelwan, Batata, Mithoo Miyan, Fatty prasad, Boken chattu, Minu the Mystic, Manchi Tuthi, Gareeb raja, Kurbaan jaoon, Pandit dukhi, Vilayatu, Loveji Lavangiya, Adam sandow, Sandow safar, Dunlop,Chic chak and a very strange name CHEMIST ! This name is found in 5-6 films.

Master Bhagwan, who is known today to most people as a Comedian, was,believe it, a bodybuilder and an action film actor and director.He became a director with film Bahadur Kisan-38, followed by The criminal-39 and Sukhi Jeevan-42 (in between,he went to Madras and directed 2 Tamil films.) The Hindi films were made by Chandra films owned by Kadam brothers-Harischandra Rao and Chandra Rao.

Sukhi Jeevan-42 was made by Harischandra Rao kadam.(This was C.Ramchandra’s first Hindi film as an M.D.). The contract with Bhagwan was that besides the pay for directing the film(Rs.3000), Bhagwan was promissed 20% of profits from the film’s earnings. However, though the film made good profits, Kadam declined to give Bhagwan anything, saying that there was no enough profit. Bhagwan was furious but could not do anything.He decided to take revenge of this cheating. By now,Bhagwan had realised that the time had come to start his own production house.

Bhagwan started his Jagriti pictures and started his first production with the film title “Badla” (revenge)- as if taking revenge of kadam. Like all production houses, Bhagwan also made his own team consisting of himself, Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao pehelwan, Azimbhai, writer Ahsan Rizvi and MD Anna saheb (C.Ramchandra). For Heroines, he had Shanta Patel, Chanchal, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla, Vitha Lokre and Leela Sawant. In every film of Bhagwan, this set of actors were there.Not only same actors,but Bhagwan’s films also had almost the same story in every film, with little changes here and there.

Whether the film was Badla-43, Bahadur-44, Naghma E Sahara-45, Dosti-46, Shake Hands-47, Matwale-47, Bahadur Pratap-47, Matlabi-48, Lalach-48, Jalan-48, Jigar-49, Bhedi Bungala-49, Bachke Rehna-49, Bhole Bhale-50 or Babuji-50, the pattern of story used to be the same. And what was the story ? Very simple….

Two young people from village come to Bombay to achieve something in life. They meet a Seth ji, who is troubled by a Gangster. Seth ji employs these two youngsters for his protection. They fight with the goons. The Hero falls in love with Seth ji’s daughter and his assistant falls for her maid.

The actors were fixed. The Hero was Baburao Pehelwan. His assistant was Bhagwan. Seth ji would be Azimbhai. The main Gangster would be Vasantrao Pehelwan. Seth ji’s daughter and her maid used to be one of the set of girls,mentioned above, by turns, in every film. Bhagwan knew that the audience does not come to his films for the story, music or to see the histrionic talents. They came for dare devil actions, stunts and fighting. And in reality, this was true. From film Albela, Bhagwan stopped stunt films and entered social films,but he always accommodated his actors in these films. However two members separated…Ahsan Rizvi and Azeem bhai.They became famous and important in their own fields.

Azim Bhai (real name: Saiyad Azim Jafri) was one of the leading action directors in Hindi films.

After a stint in the army he headed off to Bombay in 1934 and found work as stunt man at Eastern Art Film Company where he was put under contract and he worked on most of the company’s films like Sher Ka Panja (1934) Bal Hatiya (1935), Dharam Ki Devi (1935), and Prem Raatri (1936).

When Eastern Art Film went out of business, Azim moved over to Saroj Company then found work at Paramount Film Company, Imperial Film, and Wadia Movietone where he worked both as a stunt man and as an actor. Azim became well known for his swordsmanship and he often worked alongside fellow stunt coordinator Master Douglas and two were tasked with training Dilip Kumar and Prem Nath in that sport for the film Aan (1953). Azim has also trained many action directors and stunt persons including Ghani, Ravi Khan, Dawood (aka Hercules), Veeru Ustad, and Mansoor.

Azim Bhai coordinated the stunts on a number of fantasy films including King Kong (1963), Jadugar Daku (1962), Parasmani (1963), Sunehri Nagin (1964), Hercules (1964), and Aaya Toofan (1964), the spy films Spy in Rome (1968) and Kismat (1969), as well as the horror flicks Bees Saal Pehle (1972) and Ab Kya Hoga (1977).

Film Jeete Raho-49 was an outsider film. It was neither produced by nor directed by Bhagwan and Annasaheb was not the MD. However, Bhagwan had ensured that his whole team was in this film also. The director of Jeete Raho-C S Krishna Kumar and the MD- M V Devdas were not seen mentioned in any other Hindi film after this film. There were 8 songs in the film. These were sung by Rohini Roy and Dilip kumar ( may be Dilip Dholakia…not confirmed). With today’s song, film Jeete Raho-49 makes its Debut on this Blog.

( For this post, I have used some information from book ‘Ek Albela’ by Isak Mujawar, Blog cinemajaadu.com, with thanks, and also my own notes came handy, as usual)


Song- Pachhtaoge balam ji mera dil na le jaana (Jeete Raho)(1949) Singer- Rohini Roy, Lyricist- MA Sagar, MD- M V Devdas

Lyrics

Ooooi
Pachhtaaoge balam ji
Pachhtaaoge balam ji
mera dil na le jaana
mera dil na le jaana
haay mera dil na le jaana
haay mera dil na le jaana
Pachhtaaoge balam ji

tum dheere dheere aao naa aa aa aa aa
tum dheere dheere aao naa
dukh de de kar tadpaao na
hamen bhool kar muskaao na
pachhtaaoge balam ji
mera dil na le jaana
mera dil na le jaana
haay mera dil na le jaana
haay haay mera dil na le jaana
pachhtaaoge balam ji

meri mast nigaahon mein aana aa aa aa aa
meri mast nigaahon mein aana
dil mera chura kar jaana na
dekho jiya mora bharmaao na
pachhtaaoge balam ji
mera dil na le jaana
mera dil na le jaana
haay mera dil na le jaana
haay haay mera dil na le jaana
pachhtaaoge balam ji

jab nain se nain milaayen aen aen aen aen
jab nain se nain milaayen
manwa ko door se bhaayen
ab aankh mila ke sharmaao na
pachhtaaoge balam ji
mera dil na le jaana
mera dil na le jaana
haay mera dil na le jaana
haay haay mera dil na le jaana
pachhtaaoge balam ji

chham chham baaje hai paayaliya aa aa aa aa
chham chham baaje hai paayaliya
ku ku bole hai koyaliya
aise mein roothh ke jaao na
pachhtaaoge balam ji
mera dil na le jaana
mera dil na le jaana
haay mera dil na le jaana
haay haay mera dil na le jaana
pachhtaaoge balam ji


This article is written by Nahm, 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 :

4023 Post No. : 15136

[Ed Note: With sincere apologies to the author and the readers. This write up was delivered to the editors much in advance of the blog anniversary date. It is our oversight that we missed posting it on 19th July. The lapse is regretted.]

As the blog turns 11 today, we can celebrate the first step in the double digit age milestone.  Numerilogically, 11 means 1+1=2 . Does this mean second stage of second phase ?  Or 11 simply means gyarah number ki bus.  Mumbaikar’s know that gyarah number bus means ‘to walk on two feet’.  Walking walking we have reached the 15000 plus figuratively.

So. . . its “Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . . Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

Flashback related to this song. . .  My first day in college :

Coming from a girls only Urdu medium school, trepidation crowding the mind, how will I fit in and all that.  Admission was done, fees paid whether I wanted to study Commerce or not, it was a done deal.  Backtracking from a path already taken was a no no… in the family.   It was a good reputed college of Mumbai, my elder sister was happy that at least I got a good college bit more away from the usual Urdu medium crowd, than she had managed.  She had changed streams from Science (which she was very keen to do) to Commerce, at the last moment, just to avoid going to a college (not so good) which was very close to home and right next to the school.

Nobody in the family expected me to do well in Xth as my math was very week.  In the surprised euphoria of me doing well in SSC, the decision was taken to try for the good college, a little away from the residence, involving commute by bus. My elder sister had a big hand in convincing the parents. So no 11 number ki bus for me, rather real BEST buses.

I remember the day of my admission. Two days after the SSC results my father took my elder sister and me to the college. After the procedure was completed, while going back home, my sister had a brain wave of watching a movie, to celebrate my admission to the college and also my 15th birthday. I have said in an earlier post that my elder sister has a great sense of occasion.  My father dropped us to the theatre, waited to get the tickets and left for his office.  The movie was ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’ (1984) with Anita Raj and Raja Bundela.

So, first day of college @ 12 noon, the class started to fill up.  Some of us girls found each other, sat in a row separate from the boys.   Actually now what is known as a column, was a row in the class room. First period happened to be of English.

The lady lecturer asked all of us to introduce ourselves and talk about interests hobbies etc.  One of the boys said he like to sing and the lecturer having found a ‘bakra’ was no going to let go. So the boy ‘marta kya na karta’ sang this song in the class:

Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

The song as it is, is unforgettable, and with it this event of my first day of college is attached. Our college consisted of a motley crowd of upper, middle and lower crusts’s girls and boys.  It had an ‘Urdu society’ with a Parsi Professor heading it and having its own notice board.  Yes, the notice board was a great source of prestige during those times 🙂 .

The present song post is an almost sufiana song, a critically acclaimed song from the 2006 film ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’.  Very unusual situation for a spectacular song, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.  There are three singers namely Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio & Shafqat Amaanat Ali.  Javed Akhtar is one of the lyricists. There is a Wikipedia page dedicated to this song.  (I Wonder – do all songs have a page like this? )   Carlisa Monterio is the female singer who has penned the lines “Love Will Find A Way” as per the page on Wikipedia. I call this song almost sufiana, because it gives that feeling when one listens to the audio only.

It is picturized on Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee, who are married to Priety Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan respectively. The two are also seen planning their respective wedding anniversary celebration, while meeting up from time to time at spectacular locations in Philadalphia, USA. They are both unhappy with their spouses and are still trying to continue in those marriages. Movie characters are rather fickle, not usually seen to be serious about their commitments. No doubt that divorce is sometimes the only way out of an abusive / real bad marriage.  What is real bad and little bad, sort of can be worked at, is again relative. It is commendable that some civilized societies decided to reform and allow divorce as a permitted practice during 20th century. It was hailed as a step towards better rights for women.

Marriages and divorces in films are no mirror for realities. From what I have observed of bad marriages, one partner may be a major cause of discontent, but both partners suffer. Being the chief cause in a bad marriage doesn’t in anyway alleviate the personal sufferings. Parting ways in civilized manner should be a choice, but only if there is no way of reconciliation.

Also, because marriages are made in heaven, as human beings and social animals, we have a duty to safeguard this institution.  Husband and wife’s is the primary relationship on which family is based and develops as a unit, it is the root of the family tree.

So this is a celebratory song for the 11th anniversary of the blog, and song no. 2 of the Mitwa trilogy.  Ideally this would have been the 3rd and final song of the trilogy, but since the Anniversary is here, this song is the one I choose to post.

Happy anniversary to all my fellow travelers on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Mitwa..aa, Kahen Dhadhkanen Tujh Se Kya (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) (2006) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio,  Shafqat Amaanat Ali, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics 

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu. . .
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya aa
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

ho ooo oo
mere man ye bataa de tu
kis oar chalaa hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
ga ma pa ni
ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
pa ma ga ni
mitwaa aaa
aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa

jeewan dagar mein
dagar mein
dagar mein
prem nagar mein
nagar mein
nagar mein
jeewan dagar mein
prem nagar mein
aaya nazar mein
jab se koyi hai
tu sochta hai
tu puchhta hai
jis ki kami thhi
kya yeh wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
ea ea yeee aaaeaaa eaaa
tu ek pyaasa
aur ye nadi hai
kaahe nahi iss ko tu
kkul ke bataaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa

ho ooo
teri nigaahen
pa gayee raahen
par tu ye soche
jaaun na jaaun
ye zindagi jo
hai naachti to
kyun bediyon mein
hain tere paaon
preet ki dhun par
nach le paagal …al
udtaa agar hai
udne de aanchal
kaahe koi apne
ko aise tarsaaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa
mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh raha hai tu..

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea


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