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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 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 :

3956 Post No. : 15034 Movie Count :

4122

Missing Films of 1960s – 108
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Today’s film is ‘Night In Calcutta’ from 1970, produced under the banner of Mahendra Productions, Bombay. Given that it is a 1970 film, and looking at the list of songs, I am surprised this film did not make it here earlier. The lead pair in this film is Sanjeev Kumar and Simmi. By the time this film was released in 1970, both actors had comfortably settled into their careers. Sanjeev, having made his debut in 1960, had 10 years behind him, mostly in B/C grade cinema. 1971 was a year ahead when he would get recognition and national award with his portrayal in the film ‘Dastak’. Simi Garewal, had made her debut in 1962, with the English film ‘Tarzan Goes To India’ opposite to Feroze Khan, also had a good eight years behind her, with a mix of films, but mostly second female lead or a character role, but surely having worked with luminary directors of Indian cinema – Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor and Raj Khosla. ‘Siddhartha’, directed by Conrad Rooks – a definitive role as a courtesan, was still two years hence, in 1972.

Besides the lead pair, the rest of the cast is listed as Jaishri Talpade, Jagdev, Bhagwan, Master Sachin, Baby Neeta, Amrit Mahendra, Satyendra Kumar, Neelam, Vimal Joshi, Peter, Jai Singh, Samson, R Gaurang, Aasi, Ravi Khanna, Dev Kumar, Dhanraj, Jyoti Kiran, and Poonam More. Amrit Mahendra is also the producer and director of this film.

Four songs are listed for this film, all from the pen of Asad Bhopali. The music direction is by Usha Khanna. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. The song is in memory from the radio listening days. I was searching for the video of this film and the song, but seems it is not available currently. I have some memory that probably I have seen this film on TV long back. However, I am not able to recall anything about the plot and the storyline. I request other knowledgeable readers who may have seen this film (and have better recall than me 🙂 ), to please add more info about this film and the song.

Maybe three more to go. 🙂

 

Song – Parde Ki Baat Parde Mein Rahe To Achhaa Hai  (Night In Calcutta) (1970) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

laaaaaa 
lala llalla laa
lala llalla laa

lala llalla laa
lala llalla laa

lala llalla laa
lala llalla laa

lala llalla laa
lala llalla laa. . .

parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
na tum ajnabi
na hum ajnabi
na tum ajnabi
na hum ajnabi
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai

rang kyon ud gaya
aankh kyon jhuk gayi
kaun se mod par
zindagi ruk gayi
ho oo oo ooooo
rang kyon ud gaya
aankh kyon jhuk gayi
kaun se mod par
zindagi ruk gayi
jo hum ko kehna tha
wo hamne keh diya
jo hum ko kehna tha
wo hamne keh diya
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai

dil ki uljhan chhupaane se kya fayda
hum se nazren churaane se kya fayda
ho oo oo ooooo
dil ki uljhan chhupaane se kya fayda
hum se nazren churaane se kya fayda
jo hum ko kehna tha
wo hamne keh diya
jo hum ko kehna tha
wo hamne keh diya
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
na tum ajnabi
na hum ajnabi
na tum ajnabi
na hum ajnabi
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ला॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
लाला ल्ललला ला
लाला ल्ललला ला

लाला ल्ललला ला
लाला ल्ललला ला

लाला ल्ललला ला
लाला ल्ललला ला

लाला ल्ललला ला
लाला ल्ललला ला

पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
ना तुम अजनबी
ना हम अजनबी
ना तुम अजनबी
ना हम अजनबी
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है

रंग क्यों उड़ गया
आँख क्यों झुक गई
कौन से मोड पर
ज़िंदगी रुक गई
हो ओ ओ ओsss
रंग क्यों उड़ गया
आँख क्यों झुक गई
कौन से मोड पर
ज़िंदगी रुक गई
जो हमको कहना था
वो हमने कह दिया
जो हमको कहना था
वो हमने कह दिया
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है

दिल की उलझन छुपाने से क्या फायदा
हमसे नज़रें चुराने से क्या फायदा
हो ओ ओ ओsss
दिल की उलझन छुपाने से क्या फायदा
हमसे नज़रें चुराने से क्या फायदा
जो हमको कहना था
वो हमने कह दिया
जो हमको कहना था
वो हमने कह दिया
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
ना तुम अजनबी
ना हम अजनबी
ना तुम अजनबी
ना हम अजनबी
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है

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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 :

3956 Post No. : 15033 Movie Count :

4121

Today’s song is from the film Jadu Nagari-1940.

In last 2-3 years, I find that a lot many collectors are uploading songs from films of the 30s and also rare songs. The HFM History students- like me- are highly indebted to them for their generosity.

Like in any other fields, here too some disturbing events take place. Some collectors upload incomplete songs, thinking that this will protect their monopoly. I feel this is very unfair. No one forces them to upload songs. If they do so on their own, why not complete songs ? Anyway, it is their thinking and choice. Fortunately, true connoisseurs, like Shalin Bhatt ji are highly dependable and his songs are not only complete and rare but he also adds some information to it. Many times the viewers’ comments on the song also gives important information pieces. May God increase his tribe !

Film Jadu nagari-40 was based on an imaginary story, like many such films. These films had writers, who flew the kites of their imagination, sometimes in a very comic way. For example, turning Humans into Animals or showing talking animals, birds and even Snakes. Of course since the film had Jadu in its title iteslf, all these things were within expectations only. Actually these things made the films very interesting and watchable. ALAS ! The era of such C grade films is gone for ever !

I selected a song from this film, because I found some unusual and rare points here, worth talking about.

Firstly, the film is directed by Baburao Apte ( variously spelt as Baburao, Bapurao or S R Apte), who was the elder brother of actress Shanta Apte. He had started his acting career from the silent era. He acted in 8 silent films. Starting with film Shyamsunder-32, he acted in his first Talkie film, as Radha’s husband- where Radha was his own younger sister, Shanta Apte. In all, he acted in 16 Talkie films, his last film being “Main abla nahin hoon”-49 directed by Shanta Apte herself. He had a very minor role in it-courtesy his sister. He also directed 8 Talkie films from Kala Pahad-33 to Jadu Nagari-40. yes, today’s film was his last film as a director.

And yes, he was the same person, who brought his own younger sister of 9 years to act in films. He would put a condition in the contract that no other actor will touch her while shooting. If she had a wife’s role, he would do the husband’s role. Fortunately for cine goers, as Shanta Apte grew up as a rebel, she defied this rule and Baburao started his acting and direction separately. He got married and lived separately.

Shanta Apte- though unmarried till end- had a daughter-Nayana Apte. However this news of her daughter was kept a secret. When Shanta Apte died on 28-2-1964, ten years later Nayana declared that she was Shanta Apte’s daughter. Film Historian Isak Mujawar, in one of his books, has said that Nayana was Shanta’s daughter from brother Baburao Apte only. Such matters have no credible proofs anytime. By the way, Nayana Apte became a popular actress on Marathi Stage and in Marathi Cinema. Obviously Baburao Apte was very creative indeed !

Secondly, in this film Rajkumari Calcuttewali (real name Pullo Bai) had acted and also sang 5 songs. Though HFGK is silent about which Rajkumari it was in this film, the noted Music Historian and collector Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji has confirmed this. Also the song’s uploader Shalin Bhatt ji also mentions Rajkumari Calcuttewali. Though she acted and sang only in films made at Calcutta, two films ‘Gorakh aaya’-38 and ‘Jadu Nagari’-40 indicate her participation.Later she married one Seth Motilal from Calcutta and left films.

Thirdly, Music Director in later times-Jimmy aka James Singh- sang a duet in this film with Rajkumari Calcuttewali. Composer Jimmy aka James Singh- is one of those little known composers who never got fame or name in spite of their Talents. His real name was JAMES SINGH. He was a Christian Punjabi from Ludhiana. He was educated in Delhi.He started his career in Hindi films as a singer in Chorus. He sang 7 songs in 6 films (Imandar-39, Baghi-39, Pyar-40, Anjaam-40, Jadoo Nagri-40, and Maaya Nagri-44).

He could play many western instruments, especially all types of Guitars.When he failed as a singer, he became assistant to many composers. Finally.he got his chance to compose few songs for film ‘Muqaddar-50’, though with Khemchand Prakash and Bhola Shreshtha. He composed 2 duets of Asha and Kishore. The credit of composing the First ” Yodelling ” song of Kishore kumar goes to Jimmy. Kishore ‘yodelled ‘ first time in this film.

Jimmy then gave music to 14 more films like, Shrimatiji-52, Smuggler-59, Awara Shehzadi-56, Sher e Baghdad-57, Nek khatoon-59, Pathan-62, Miss chaalbaz-61, Tarzan and Gorilla-63, Duniya hai dilwalon ki-66, Pyar ki Baazi-67, Tarzan in fairy land-68, Aakhir-84, Khoon aur sazaa-86 and his last film, Sachhi Ibadat-1987. Inspite of giving sweet and melodious songs of a variety,Jimmy never came up to A class. He always remained a composer for C grade films. Anyway, as long as Kishore’s yodelling is heard,Jimmy’s name will be remembered.

However, in this film Jimmy was not the MD. It was yet another little known MD- Shanti kumar Desai, a very talented but unlucky composer who rarely got support from any famous banner. His music was enchanting and tunes were superb, but Lady Luck did not favour him.

He was born in Amreli,Saurashtra, Gujarat state on 3-3-1908. His family was in service as Royal Musicians, so he was exposed to music from childhood.He was an expert Harmonium player. To start his career, he came to Bombay and worked in H.M.V. as a Broadcaster. Here he came into contact with many composers and learnt how they operated and made tunes etc. He was already giving music to Dramas, but wanted to join Film line as M.D. He got his first film Navbharat ( Jawanmard)-1934. In those days Gujarati producers and directors used to prefer Gujarati MDs. Thus out of his 36 films, 18 were done with Gujarati Directors like Sohrab modi, Nanubhai Vakil, V.M.Vyas(4 films), Kanjibhai Rathod, Dhirubhai Desai etc. He also gave music to Gujarati films.

He gave music along with Madholal Master,Rafiq Ghaznavi, Pannalal Ghosh, Shyambabu Pthak etc. Famous singers like Rafi, Manna Dey, Zohrabai, Amirbai etc sang in his films during their early careers. Even kishore kumar’s early film Sati Vijay-48 had music by Shanti kumar Desai. He gave music to films of early era actors like Prem Adib, Mehtab, Sitara Devi, Leela Chitnis, Jal Merchant, Ashraf Khan, Rajkumari, Mazhar khan, Shanta Hublikar, Jairaj, E Billimoria, Kumar, Sardar Akhtar, Chandramohan, Shobhana Samarth, Durga Khote, Shahu Modak and Sulochana.

From 1934 to 1948, he gave music to 35 films and in 1964 his one film was released. He composed about 300 songs. He never got films from top banners like Bombay Talkies,Prabhat, Sagar or Minerva, otherwise his career would have been different.

He died on 6-1-1986. Some of his better known films were Bholi bhikaran-36, Punarjanma-38, Anjaam-40, Suhaagan-42, Naukar-43, Ek din ka sultan-45 and Lav Kush-51.

The Hero of this stunt film was the Stunt King Yeshwant Dave…..ever heard his name ? Not a great chance, I know.

It was not uncommon during the days of early cinema for people to hang around studios and filming locations in the hopes of being discovered. One such intrepid soul was Yeshwant Dave (or Yashwant Dave), who was at Kohinoor Studios observing a picture being made by producer J.B.H. Wadia. The handsome and athletic Yeshwant cornered Wadia, insisting that he would make a fine hero for an action film.

Wadia agreed to test Yeshwant by having him jump from the roof of one set piece to another. He did so successfully, and J.B.H. decided to cast him in a film that he was to direct for Young United Players, the 1931 silent Thunderbolt (aka Diler Daaku) featuring Mumtaz as the heroine.

Yashwant was again directed by Wadia in Toofaan Mail (1932) and thereafter became a sought after action star appearing in the stunt films of other directors like Aspi, Dhirubhai Desai, Nari Ghadiali, Chunilal Parekh, and Harshadrai Mehta. Some of his films include Bharat Veer (1932), Jaadui Jung (1934), Bombshell (1935), Vasant Bengali (1937), Flying Ranee (1939), Magic City (Jaadoo Nagri) (1940), Torpedo (1941), Royal Mail (1946), and Kaun Pardesi (1947).

Growing out of the stunt hero persona, he turned to character parts and made infrequent onscreen appearances throughout the 1950s, including in Seikh Chilli and Makkhee Choos both released in 1956 and starring comedian Bhagwan. What became of Yeshwant Dave afterwards is anybody’s guess, as the once popular action star faded into obscurity and, sadly, is barely remembered today.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Rajkumari Calcuttewali and James Singh. There were 9 songs in the film. With this song, film Jadu Nagari-40 makes its Debut on this Blog.

(Thanks to cinemajadu.com, activeindiatv.com, Cinerang by Isak Mujawar, Harish Raghuwanshi ji of Surat and my notes for information used herein.)


Song-Prem nagariya jaayenge hum(Jaadoonagri)(1940) Singers- Rajkumari Calcuttewali, James Singh (aka Jimmy), Lyricist- Munshi Kabil Amritsari, MD- Shanti Kumar Desai
Both

Lyrics

Prem nagariya jaayenge hum
Prem nagariya jaayenge hum
Prem nagariya jaayenge
dharti pe swarg basaayenge
dharti pe swarg basaayenge

Prem nagariya jaayenge

Prem nagar ki har galiyan mein
Prem nagar ki har galiyan mein
prem bageech banaayenge
prem bageech banaayenge

prem panchhi ban kunj kunj mein
prem geet nit gaayenge
prem panchhi ban kunj kunj mein
prem geet nit gaayenge hum
prem nagariya jaayenge

kal kal karti prem sarit mein
prem mast ho ??aayenge
kal kal karti prem sarit mein
prem mast ho ??aayenge
prem sudha ras pi pi kar
tan man ka taap mitaayenge
prem sudha ras pi pi kar
tan man ka taap mitaayenge

prem nagariya jaayenge

ek pran ham do tan ho kar
phir bhi to bisraayenge
haan
ek pran ham do tan ho kar
phir bhi to bisraayenge
haan

prem devta ke kunjan mein
prem devta ke kunjan mein
jeewan sakal bitaayenge hum
jeewan sakal bitaayenge hum
prem nagariya jaayenge


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Blog Day : 3954 Post No. : 15030

“Dil Aur Deewaar” (1978) was directed by K Bapaiyya for Vijaya and Suresh Combines, Madras. The movie had Jeetendra, Mausami Chatterji, Rakesh Roshan, Sarika, Ashok Kumar, Prem Chopra, Vijay Arora, Jagdeep, Roopesh Kumar, Madhu Malini, Nirupa Roy, Kamini Kaushal, Rajan Haksar, Pichoo Kapoor, Jagdish Raj etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

I remember having watched the trailer of this movie while watching another movie in a movie hall. The trailer played the theme song of the movie. That theme song has been covered in the past one year ago.

Here is the second song from “Dil Aur Deewaar” (1978) to appear in the song. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Only the audio of the song seems to be available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. It seems certain that the song was lip synced by Jeetendra.


Song-Mujhse poochhen mere meet (Dil Aur Deewaar)(1978) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

mujhse poochhen mere meet
geet kaise bante hain
kya hai bhed
kya hai reet
geet kaise bante hain
mujhse poochhen mere meet

paagal hote hain kuchh log
jinko lagta hai ye rog
paagal hote hain kuchh log
baithhe aahe bharte hain
kaaghaz kaale karte hain
dil mein aati hai jo baat
likhte jaate hain din raat
uspe un deewaanon ko
kisi se ho jaati hai preet
geet aise bante hain
mujhse poochhen mere meet
mujhse poochhen mere meet

geeton ke hain roop anek
unmein se ye roop hai ek
geeton ke hain roop anek
unmein se ye roop hai ek
gori ke matvaare nain
le jaate hain man ka chain
gauri ki matvaari chaal
ban jaati hai sur aur taal
gori ke do meethhe bol
ban jaate hain man sangeet
geet aise bante hain
mujhse poochhen mere meet
geet kaise bante hain
kya hai bhed
kya hai reet
geet kaise bante hain
mujhse poochhen mere meet


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

3950 Post No. : 15026 Movie Count :

4119

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3949 Post No. : 15025

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 31
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Aah, the heady days of a decade before. Posting six songs was quite the norm. On 11th May, the following films got represented on the blog.

Mashaal

1950
Hamraaz 1967
Aankhen 1968
Parichay 1972
Ghar 1978
Nikaah

1982

Believe it or not, except for ‘Ghar’, all the remaining films made their debut on the blog that day. As I check the record of the films over the intervening years, five of the films have completed their tenure, and all their songs are now showcased here. Just one of these films has not yet been yippeee’d. And that is ‘Nikaah’ from 1982.

When ‘Nikaah’ hit the theatres in 1982, it did create a popular flutter. The doe eyed Salma Agha caught the fancy of the audiences early on. For a brief time, she was quite a rage. Then, the second quality of this film, that drew crowds and appreciation, was the music and the songs. Practically all the songs were hits, and have enjoyed lasting popularity and appeal.

The film has six songs, and four of them have already occupied their places on the blog. Browsing the list, one is once again struck with wonderment and praise, for the songs are –

Beete Huye Lamhon Ki Kasak Saath To Hogi
Dil Ke Armaan Aansuon Mein Beh Gaye
Fazaa Bhi Hai Jawaan Jawaan
Dil Ki Ye Aarzoo Thhi Koi Dilruba Miley

Fabulous songs, each one of them. Now about the remaining songs of this film. There is one qawwaali song, which is more or less incidental in the film. It is the other remaining song that is notable, unique and having its own claim to fame.

Ghulam Ali does not need any introduction to the readers. This phenomenal singer, was quite a rage in India during the 1980s and 90s. Even today, his performances are enthralling and much awaited. It is quite sad that his performance trips to India have become a victim of politics.

When this film was released, it was acknowledged that BR Chopra had accomplished almost a coup, in being successful to have a song, a ghazal actually, sung by this popular and legendary singer, included in the film. I am not sure, but perhaps this is the only instance of Ghulam Ali’s voice being a part of a Hindi film.
[Ed Note: Based on the inputs received from Anekant ji and Sadanand ji, in the comments section below – certainly this song is not the only instance of Ghulam Ali singing for Hindi films. Thanks to both for this important update. 🙂 ]

And so, as I was checking the details, I was quite taken by surprise that this song is not yet posted here on our blog. Well, today, it comes on board.

For its times, this film was a bold statement addressing social issues relating to marriage and divorce in the Muslim community. The predicament of the lady getting a raw deal in life at the hands of a whimsical male partner, whose bizarre behavior and fanciful decisions are quite supported by the norms of the society, completely unmindful of the traumatizing consequences on the mind and the psyche of the lady – and all that, for no fault of hers.

This famous ghazal, which has been one of the all time favorites outside of the film domain, is penned by Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani.
[Ed Note: Sadanand ji further informs us that this ghazal as a non-filmi creation, is also sung by Jagjit Singh for the the TV Serial ‘Kahkashaan’ (1992) produced by Ali Sardar Jaffrey. That version is already posted on our blog at “Chupke Chupke Raat Din. . .“, by Sadanand ji himself. That post also includes a detailed bio-sketch of the poet, Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani – a very interesting read. Thanks Sadanand ji.]

The music composition is by Ghulam Ali himself. The complete ghazal is of course much longer, and there are various variations in different live performances and other recordings. In the film, only two she’rs are included. There are versions of this ghazal as being in the film, which are apparently longer with more couplets, but those are the handiwork of technology only. Some folks have uploaded longer versions, which are copy-paste extensions of the visual clips, overlaid with additional audio, giving an impression of a longer song in the film. But watching with little attention, one can make out that it is a fake.

On screen, this rendition is performed by the gramophone player. Deepak Prashar, having dismissed and divorced his wife, Salma Agha, is having bouts of depressive regrets, and he misses her. If I recall rightly, it is his birthday celebration, and he invites Salma. In this clip it is cake that we encounter first. Then we see a weepy Deepak listening to this ghazal, as it plays on a gramophone in the room. Salma makes an entry, unnoticed by Deepak, and she witnesses the pain of loss and regret that Deepak is exhibiting. Rest, as part of the story, to be discussed another time.

A salute to this legendary singer from across the border, who has a very solid grounding and training in the Hindustani classical music. And this post brings this popular film to being one short of having all its songs posted here. So the yippee-dom announcement should not be too far off now. 🙂

 


Song – Chupke Chupke Raat Din Aansoo Bahaana Yaad Hai (Nikaan) (1982) Singer – Ghulam Ali, Lyrics – Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani, MD – Ghulam Ali
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmm
aaa aaaa aaaaaa
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmm

chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

khench lena wo mera
parde ka kona daf-attan
khench lena wo mera
parde ka kona daf-attan
aur dupatte se wo tera
munh chhupaana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

dopehar ki dhoop mein
mere bulaane ke liye
dopehar kid hoop mein
mere bulaane ke liye
wo tera kothe pe
nange paanv aana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

hmmmmm hmmmmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
aaaa aaaa aaaa
hmmmmm hmmmmmm
hmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्मम म्ममम म्ममम म्मममममम
आs आsss आsssss
हम्मम म्ममम म्ममम म्मममममम

चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

खेंच लेना वो मेरा
पर्दे का कोना दफ़-अतन
खेंच लेना वो मेरा
पर्दे का कोना दफ़-अतन
और दुपट्टे से वो तेरा
मुंह छुपाना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

दोपहर की धूप में
मेरे बुलाने के लिए
दोपहर की धूप में
मेरे बुलाने के लिए
वो तेरा कोठे पे
नंगे पाँव आना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

हम्मममम हम्ममममम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
आss आss आsss
हम्मममम हम्ममममम
हम्मम हम्ममम हम्ममम
हम्मम हम्ममम हम्ममम
हम्मममम हम्ममम हम्मम
हम्मममम हम्ममम हम्मम

 

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

3948 Post No. : 15023 Movie Count :

4118

Missing Films of 1960s – 106
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Today, we bring on board the 1968 film ‘Balram Srikrishna’. We are now down to some of the most obscure films on this list of pending films of 1960s. However, the film itself is available, and the video clip of this song is uploaded. As the name suggests, it is a mythological / historical film based on our scriptures. It depicts some of the episodes from the stories related to the Sri Krishna avataar of the Supreme Lord. And Balram is the name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna in this incarnation.

The film is produced under the banner of Joy Films, Bombay and is directed by Chandrakant. The star cast listed for this film is very very impressive – Dara Singh, Shahu Modak, Premnath, Nana Palsikar, Randhawa, Azad, Ashish Kumar, Gemini Ganesh, Prithviraj, Savitri, Jaishri Gadkar, Geetanjali, Madhumati, Bela Bose, Padma Rani, Sushma, Uma Khosla, Aruna Irani, Sulochana Chatterjee, Babu Raje, Sherry, BM Vyas, Anand Joshi, Arvind Pandya, Bhale Rao, Radheshyam, and Pal Sharma.

There are nine songs listed for this film. All songs are from the pen of Kavi Pradeep. The music composition is by C Ramchandra. This song is rendered by Asha Bhosle, supported by a chorus of voices.

On screen this song is performed by Geetanjali, accompanied by a group of sahelis. I have not seen this film, but my intuition tells me that Geetanjali is playing the role of Rukmani, the daughter of Bhishmaka, the king of Vidarbha. As per the descriptions in the Puranas, Rukmani is the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. In this incarnation, she is born on this earth as the daughter of Bhishmaka. At a young age, she learns about Lord Krishna, His beauty and His virtues. She starts to love Him in Her heart, and takes a vow that She would be married only Him. As is logical even, for Goddess Lakshmi cannot be betrothed to anyone other than the Supreme Lord Vishnu himself, because they are the Eternal Couple.

The later part of the stories tell about how Her brother Rukmi announces Her betrothal to Shishupal, the crown prince of Chedi. This is to please Jarasandh, the King of Magadh. Jarasandh is a sworn enemy of Krishna, as he is the father-in-law of King Kamsa of Mathura, whom Krishna had slain in hand-to-hand combat. The detailed stories are quite intricate. Suffice to say that Rukmini becomes aware of Rukmi’s plans to get Her married to Shishupal. Having made a personal vow to Herself, that She would marry Krishna only, She sends a message to Him through a brahmin. On receiving the message, Krishna, who is now the King of Dwarka, sets out in His chariot to reach Vidarbha at the earliest. Balram, His elder brother, follows him with the army, quite correctly anticipating trouble, when Krishna would reach Vidarbha.

Bhishmaka, Rukmani’s father, is in favor of his daughter marrying Krishna, but is helpless in the face of Rukmi’s arrogant insistence. On the morning of the wedding day, Rukmani goes to the temple for prayers. Krishna is waiting there, all set with His chariot and horses. They elope from the temple, and start Their journey towards Dwarka. When Rukmi learns about this elopement, gathers his army and sets out in chase of the fleeing Couple. The two armies catch up. While Balram with his army vanquishes the army of Rukmi and Jarasandh, Krishna engages in a duel with Rukmi and defeats him. He is just going to behead him, when Rukmani begs that Her brother be forgiven. Krishna relents and spares Rukmi’s life.

As mentioned earlier, the complete description is very detailed and intricate. Only a brief summary has been presented above to establish the context. This song, from the lyrics and the performance, is most likely from the time when Rukmani has realized Her love for Krishna in Her heart, and She is pining to meet Him and see Him. The verses tell of the depth of Her anxious eagerness to meet Him.

A very melodious song, that I have heard for the first time, as I prepare for this post. A lost gem that should have been better known. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Jis Ki Sohni Hai Soorat, Mann Mohini Hai Moorat  (Balram Srikrishna) (1968) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaa aaaaa

koi bata do
pata piya ka
kahaan mera chit chor
main wo prem deewaani
jis ka preetam
nand kishore

jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

door disha mein muraliya boley
taan taan par jiya mera doley
door disha mein muraliya boley
taan taan par jiya mera doley
muraliya boley
jiyara doley
jis ka naam bansi waala
jis ne chhup chhup jaadu daala
aise natkhat se mere kab ladenge nayan
aise natkhat se mere kab ladenge nayan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jaane kis din
aayenge sainyaan
pyaar se meri
pakdenge bainyaan
jaane kis din
aayenge sainyaan
pyaar se meri
pakdenge bainyaan
aayenge sainyaan
pakdenge bainyaan
jin ka sunder hai badan
jin ka roop mann mohan
aise prabhu mujhe denge kab darshan
aise prabhu mujhe denge kab darshan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jab jab nabh mein
baadal chhaate
mujhe ghan shyaam mere
bade yaad aate
jab jab nabh mein
baadal chhaate
mujhe ghan shyaam mere
bade yaad aate
baadal chhaate
yaad wo aate
jis ko maana mann hi mann
maine apna jeevan dhan
aise piya ji ki main kab banungi dulhan
aise piya ji ki main kab banungi dulhan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आss आss आssss

कोई बता दो
पता पिया का
कहाँ मेरा चित चोर
मैं वो प्रेम दीवानी
जिसका प्रीतम
नन्द किशोर

जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

दूर दिशा में मुरलीया बोले
तान तान पर जिया मोरा डोले
दूर दिशा में मुरलीया बोले
तान तान पर जिया मोरा डोले
मुरलीया बोले
जियरा डोले
जिसका नाम बंसी वाला
जिस ने छुप छुप जादू डाला
ऐसे नटखट से मेरे कब लड़ेंगे नयन
ऐसे नटखट से मेरे कब लड़ेंगे नयन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जाने किस दिन
आएंगे संईयां
प्यार से मेरी
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
जाने किस दिन
आएंगे संईयां
प्यार से मेरी
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
आएंगे संईयां
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
जिनका सुंदर है बदन
जिनका रूप मन मोहन
ऐसे प्रभु मुझे देंगे कब दर्शन
ऐसे प्रभु मुझे देंगे कब दर्शन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जब जब नभ में
बादल छाते
मुझे घन श्याम मेरे
बड़े याद आते
जब जब नभ में
बादल छाते
मुझे घन श्याम मेरे
बड़े याद आते
बादल छाते
याद वो आते
जिसको माना मन ही मन
मैंने अपना जीवन धन
ऐसे पिया जी की मैं कब बनूँगी दुल्हन
ऐसे पिया जी की मैं कब बनूँगी दुल्हन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन


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 :

3943 Post No. : 15019 Movie Count :

4116

Today’s song is from film “Saathi”(1946).

This title seems to be quite popular because, films with the same title were made in 1938, 1946, 1968, 1991 and 2005 as Saathi.Moreover one film called Saathiya was also made in 2002.

The first film Saathi-38 was a bilingual film, in Hindi and Marathi. This film was made by Mubarak Merchant. He was the Hero and the Heroine was Durga Khote. The Marathi version was titled “Savangadi” mening Partner or Saathi.

The 1946 film was made by Central Studios- partly owned by Mehtab, the film’s Heroine. While the film was in the making, Mehtab got married to Sohrab Modi on 28th April-1946, which happened to be her own Birthday also. She already had a son from her first marriage to actor Ashraf Khan ( who later on became a Soofi Saint). Her son Ismail, stayed with her and Modi, after her second marriage as per the understanding between the couple. Mehtab got one more son from Modi-Mehelli. He was raised as a Parsee. He settled in USA later on.

In this film, the Hero was Sadiq Ali, who was called ” Prince of Minerva ” and was Modi’s favourite. I have written about Sadiq Ali, recently, so I am not repeating it. The other cast of the film included M.Ismail, Jyoti, Badri Parshad, Gulab, Majid, Latika etc etc.

M.Ismail was born in 1902 in a Jeweller family of Lahore. He was a very good designer and Calligrapher.

M. Ismail was a resident of the Inner Bhati Gate in Lahore. Well built and fair complexioned, Ismail had blue eyes, and was quite. attractive. Mian Abdul Rasheed Kardar (the famous A. R. Kardar), also belonged to the same area in Lahore. M. Ismail used to work as a golden calligrapher, while Kardar was involved in sketching and illustration.

They went to Bombay in 1927, and according to Ismail, he and Kardar played Kaedo and side hero respectively, in Imperial Company’s Heer Ranjha. But conditions weren’t helpful, and the two young men had to return to Lahore. Fortunately, for them, during 1928, Premier Film Company started a film called Daughters of Today. Both Kardar and Ismail were inducted into the cast, but the film remained incomplete.

Later, Kardar learned production and became well known as a brilliant technician. Kardar established his own film making firm in 1930, called United Players Corporation, and cast Ismail in his early silent movies like Mysterious Eagle a. k. a Husn Ka Daku, which also had Kardar in a central role. Others in the cast were Gulzar Begum, Ghulam Qadir, Ahmed Deen and an American actress, Aeris Crawford. Ismail also acted in Kardar’s film, Safdar Jang, and both these early silent films were very successful. This led Kardar to cast him in Shepherd King (Gadarya) and Golden Dagger (Sunehri Khanjar). In those days, every film used to have an English title and an Urdu one.

After Alam Ara opened the way for talkies, Ismail became even more popular. In Kardar’s Hoor e Punjab, an adaptation of Heer Ranjha, Ismail again played Kaedo, the intriguing ice uncle of Heer, which he repeated yet again later, in film Heer Siyal, with his characteristic style. His other films in India include Alif Laila, Dekha Jaega, Mast Faqeer, Raja Gopi Chand, Prem Pujari, Watan Parast, Sohni Mahiwal, Laila Majnoon, Zamindar and others.

In 1948, M. Ismail came to Pakistan, and immediately got offers from seniors like Nazir, whose films, Pherey, Larey, Anokhi Dastan and Shehri Babu included him in their cast. His first film here was Hichkole-49. Observing his work, another promising and experienced director, Anwar Kamal Pasha offered him some good roles. His films, Ghulam, Gumnam, Qatil, Inteqam and others were the earliest hits of Pakistan. Luqman also cast him in Patan, and Mehbooba was another one that was appreciated.

Similarly Nazeer Ajmeri’s Qismat and Paigham, Munshi Dil’s Hasrat and Ishq e Laila and S. M. Dar’s Saltanat and Dulla Bhatti were also amongst his famous movies. His other films were Darwaza, Subah Kaheen Sham Kaheen, Patey Khan, Piya Milan Kee Aas, Jameela, Bara Aadmi, Zehr e Ishq and many others. The Late M. Ismail was a charming person, with a rural simplicity and a very forgiving disposition. Endearingly called Bhaiyyajee in the industry, M. Ismail’s roles of good hearted, forgetful, careless and sometimes cynical man were the best that he did. But, in many films, he performed a perfect villainish role, including the earlier mentioned, Hoor e Punjab, which had a historic role of Kaedoo. This one was only bettered later, by that most sterling artiste, Ajmal, who made Kaedo legendary with his gestures in Khwaja Khurshid Anwar’s Heer Ranjha.

In Yamla Jat and Khazanchi, in India, he did very fine title roles, while K. Asif’s Phool portrayed him as an old hakeem from Turkey, which he did to perfection. As a villain in Indian film, Wamiq Azra, he presented an individual style, with his full facial expressions. By full facial expressions means that most artistes use the eyes and the forehead, but M. Ismail, with a tremendous mobility of his motor mouth, his sagging cheeks and his prominent and protruding jowls, used a tremendous expanse of his face, which aided him in doing old men’s roles very early in his career.

In those days, there was much importance of finding a characteristic face for films and not handsome or beautiful faces, which is the trend today. That was the reason that more such fine artistes were available to the screen. In Nazeer Ajmeri’s Qismat, he played a unique role of a man, who is too forgetful to even remember his own name. It was a most hilarious performance from a truly talented actor of his times. M. Ismail got a Presidential Award for this role in Qismat.

His last film in Pakistan was Maan jawani da-76- released after his death. He died on 22-11-1975 at Lahore.

The film was directed by M.Sadiq, who was one of the most successful Directors of Bombay who migrated to Pakistan in 1970. He was born in Lahore on 10-3-1910 and died in Lahore on 3-10-1971.

Sadiq was a Cinematographer, writer,screenplay and dialogue writer,producer and director-all in one. He started his career with Thokar-39 as writer. Around 1940, he shifted to Bombay along with his mentor A.R.Kardar, actor Suresh ( Nazim Ahmed), actor Amar and few others. While working as kardar’s assistant, slowly he developed into a Director who directed about 27 films.He directed films like- Namaste, Rattan, Anmol Ratan, Saiyan, Shabab,Musafirkhana, Chhoo mantar, Chaudhavin ka chaand, Tajmahal and Bahu Begum for which he also wrote story and dialogues.

After Khota Paisa-58 Sadiq fell on bad times. He had no films on hand.That was the period when Guru Dutt was also in problems of debts. he wanted to make a film but did not want to direct it. That time Johny Walker suggested the name of M.Sadiq, whose first movie Namastey and another movie Sanjog, both produced by A R Kardar,were released in 1943 & were big hits.His Rattan,released in 1944 ,broke the records all over, in box office sweep. Poonam, Shabab, Anmol Rattan, Pardes, Jawani Ki Hawa, Anjan, were few of his famous movies.The prolific director,how ever ,was now passing through a lean phase & of late he had made light comedies, like Chhoo Mantar, Duniya Rang Rangeeli, Khota Paisa, Musafir Khana etc.

M.Sadiq was brought in & he made the movie at break neck speed & released in 1960. Film Chaudhvin ka Chand needed a director who fully equipped with muslim background and observation of even small presentation of voice, etiquette, religious etc. It is all that M Sadiq performed but we must keep in mind Guru Dutt was behind the screen, though uncredited but he had lion share to beautify the film. The movie proved to be the biggest hit earned lot more than other movies made by Gurudutt. M.Sadiq proved to be the saviour for Gurudutt.Gurudutt,not only came out of the cesspool of debt , but earned enough money to plan his next movie.

The movie proved to be lucky for the good Samaritan M.Sadiq also who was recognized as a specialist of the movies having Muslim background.He got big movies Taj Mahal,Noor Jahan & Bahu Begum (1967),to direct.

Riding on the peak of popularity ,after Bahu Begum,Sadiq Sahab left India & migrated to Pakistan.In 1971,there under his own banner he decided to produce Baharo Phool Barsao & for the music and songs he signed Nashad & Shewan Rizvi,respectively.Both had already migrated to Pakistan from India.He started shooting at Lahore Studio.but a calamity struck & Sadiq Sahab passed away after a brief illness on 03-10-1971. The movie was completed by Hasan Tariq & was released in 1972. The movie opened to full houses and celebrated Golden Jubilee at many places in Pakistan. Even in the re-run the movie was a jubilee hit. M.Sadiq was destined to die at his birth place Lahore.

There were two more uncommon names in the cast- Majid and Gulab. Majid’s name was Abdul Majid Syed. He was born at Farrukhabad in U.P. in 1915. His father was an Overseer. After Matric in 1929, he started his business of Leather in Akola, Maharashtra. in 1935, actor, director and producer Nazeer of Hind pictures, introduced him to S.K.Daryani and he got a small role in Sher ka Panja-36 and Sangdil samaj-36. However, from film Bulldog-37, he got side roles and lead roles in films like Gentleman daku-37, insaaf-37, Rajkumari-38, Masterman-38, Zamana-38, Mud-40, Saubhagya-40, Swami-41, Swaminath-42, he also acted in more films like Najma-43, Babar-44 and Zeenat-45.

In all he did over 100 films till 1947. After Partition, he migrated to Pakistan with Nazeer and Swarnalata. In Pakistan he did just 7 films. He died on 24-9-1959.

The First actress from Kashmir to work as a Heroine in Hindi films was GULAB. Her real name was Saraswati Devi. She was born on 10-6-1908 at Jammu. She joined Krishna Film Company in 1924. Her first silent film’Krishna kumar’ came in 1925. She worked in 60 silent films. Her last silent film was ‘Dagabaz Dushman’-32, made by east India Film co.Bombay.

Her first Talkie film was Suryakumari-33, made by Vishnu Cinetone. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. She sang one song ‘more preetam jab ghar aaye’ composed bu Kikubhai Yagnik. Then came Baburao Patel’s ‘Bala Joban’-34, Sewa Sadan-34 and Nai Duniya-34 ( Debut film of Rajkumari and Jayant). In this film Gulab sang 2 songs.

Gulab was very beautiful and quite popular in film industry. Some of her films were Bambai ki sethani-35, Challenge-37, Bharosa-40, Pyas-41, Ek Raat-42, Station master-42, Gaali-44, Rattan-44, Mann ki jeet-44, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Lahore-49, Badi Behan-49, stage-51, Post Box 999-58, Chhabili-60 etc etc. She acted in 160 films. Her last film seems to be Haqeeqat-64. She also sang 22 songs in 11 films.

The lyrics were by Wali Sahab and the music was by Gulshan Soofi, about whom I have written recently. The song is sung by one of my favourite singers- G M Durani ( Ghulam MUstafa Durani). He was one singer who would make gold of a good melodious song anytime. I like almost all of his songs. I was very sad that his end came in very pathetic condition. Once an artiste is out of circulation in the film industry, he is quickly forgotten. I have not seen a more selfish and ungrateful industry in my life where no one even attends the last journey of a forgotten artiste.

This is a very good song, sung in even a better way. With this song, film Saathi-46 makes its Debut on the Blog.

( Thanks to cineplot, pakmag.com, wiki, cinerang, Filmdom-46 and my notes for information used herein.)


Song-Wo nazron mein samaate ja rahe hain ja rahe hain (Saathi)(1946) Singer-G M Durraani, Lyricist- Wali Sahab, MD- Gulshan Soofi

Lyrics

Wo nazron mein samaate ja rahe hain
ja rahe hain
hamen apna banaate jaa rahe hain
ja rahe hain
Wo nazron mein samaate ja rahe hain
ja rahe hain

ye dil pehloo se nikla jaa raha hai ae
ye dil pehloo se nikla jaa raha hai ae
jaa raha hai
wo shaayad a a
paas aate ja rahe hain
hamen apna banaate jaa rahe hain
ja rahe hain

main jitna aa
bhool jaana chaahta hoon oon oon
oon oon
wo utna aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
yaad aate jaa rahe hain
jabaan par haan
ishaaron mein meri
hai ae ae ae
jabaan par haan ishaaron mein meri
hai ae ae
wo deewaana banaate
jaa rahe hain
jaa rahe hain
hamen apna banaate jaa rahe hain
jaa rahe hain
Wo nazron mein samaate ja rahe hain
jaa rahe hain


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 very old film Meetha Zahar-1938.

The title of the film is funny. Normally, we equate Poison taste with Bitterness, though, no one actually knows how poisons taste. There is a story about it, which I read in my childhood. Long time ago, a King was curious to know how the poison tasted. He asked many people but no one was able to give a satisfactory answer. His Prime Minister suggested a plan. He would give poison to a convict of death and ask him to write the taste of poison on a paper. If he writes it, he would be pardoned and a poison antidote will be given to him immediately.

Accordingly, a death convict was provided poison, paper and a pen. After drinking the poison, the convict started writing, but the strong poison killed him instantly and all that he could write was the letter ‘ S ‘ only. Now the question remained if the taste was Sweet, Sour or Salted ? However, Minerva Movietone had decided that the taste was sweet and hence the title of the film was Meetha Zahar !

After suffering initial failures with his first few films like Hamlet-35, Saeed E Hawas-36 and Atma Tarang-37, Sohrab Modi decided to make films on the social evils prevalent for a long time. Other big studios like Prabhat, Bombay Talkies and New Theatres were doing this already and they were making money. Modi decided to make films on separation in Marriage (Divorce aka Talaq-38), Alcoholism (Meetha Zahar-38), Illicit passion (Jailor-38) and Incest (Bharosa-40).

This stance changed the picture. His Historical film ” Pukar’-39 was a grand success, which brought him not only name and fame but also lot of money. Along with him, the Heroine of the film-Naseem Bano also benefitted greatly. After pukar-39, Naseem bano left Minerva. Naseem was launched by Sohrab Modi as a Heroine way back in Hamlet-35.

Naseem was born on July 4, 1916 in Delhi as Roshan Ara Begum, to courtesan-singer Shamshad Begum, better known as ‘Chhamiya’ and rich Nawab, Abdul Waheed Khan. She did her schooling at Queen Mary’s High School there with her mother harboring ambitions to make her a doctor. However, being a big fan of the movies and actress Sulochana in particular, after a family visit to Bombay, now Mumbai, in the 1930s, Naseem decided to make the movies her career. It was not easy. She had to fight hard with her mother to get her way, including it is said staging a successful hunger strike along with many tears!

Much of Naseem’s early work came at Minerva Movietone, owned by the great Sohrab Modi. He introduced Naseem in his adaptation of Hamlet, Khoon Ka Khoon (1935). Sadly for Naseem, the film flopped at the box-office. She then appeared in a series of films, mostly socials for Minerva including Divorce (1938), Meetha Zahar (1938) and Vasanti (1938)before hitting the big time with Modi’s epic historical drama, Pukar (1939). Pukar was a landmark film for Modi and its lead cast that included Chandramohan, Sardar Akhtar, besides Naseem. The film, in particular, makes splendid use of Naseem’s regal bearing casting her as Jehangir’s wife, the Empress Noor Jehan. It remains her most most well-known performance and one where she sang her own songs as well.

Following the success of Pukar, Naseem and Modi parted ways, and based on her strong impact as the Mughal Empress, Naseem signed two films with a rival studio to again play famous queens Cleopatra and Mumtaz Mahal respectively. Both films, however, failed to take off. But by now she had several well-known admirers including the son of the Nizam of Hyderabad. In this period Naseem also met childhood acquaintance Mohammed Ehsan who had returned from abroad armed with a agree in Industrial Chemistry. He launched a production house, Taj Mahal Pictures with the film Ujala (1942)starring Naseem and Prithviraj Kapoor. Through the course of the film and thereafter, Ehsan and Naseem fell in love and got married. Naseem then moved to Delhi along with Ehsan. The couple had two children, daughter Saira Banu, who also went on to become an actress and a son, Sultan Ahmed. For a while it looked like Naseem had bid adieu to films.

However, S Mukherji, who worked at Filmistan, convinced Naseem to come back and star opposite Ashok Kumar for Filmistan’s maiden production, Chal Chal Re Naujavan (1944). Though the build up for the film was huge, it only did moderate business at the box-office. More importantly though, Naseem was now back in the film industry for good. Ehsan and Naseem restarted Taj Mahal Pictures which would produce films starring Naseem. Some films produced by the banner include Begum (1945), Mulaqat (1947), and Chandni Raat (1949), the last also directed by Ehsan. Two of Naseem’s best performances came in Mehboob’s Anokhi Ada (1948) and Sohrab Modi’s Sheesh Mahal (1950), re-uniting her with Modi after more than a decade.

Naseem’s last lot of films include the swashbuckler Shabistan (1951), during whose filming leading man Shyam lost his life, Ajeeb Ladki (1952), Betaab (1952), which was her last film of note as a leading lady, and the stunt films, Sinbad The Sailor (1952) and Baghi (1953). Thereafter, she was seen in Sohrab Modi’sNausherwan-e-Adil (1957), where she impressively played the Empress of Iran.

By the time she completed Ajeeb Ladki, Naseem’s marriage to him was on its last legs. Ehsan migrated to Pakistan on his own taking with him all the negatives and prints of the films produced by Taj Mahal Pictures. He had these films screened there, making her an extremely popular actress across the border as well. Naseem then moved to England for a while as she sent her children to a day school there to give them the best of education. But finding England cold and aloof, the family finally returned to India.

Once her daughter, Saira Banu, entered films, Naseem, who ironically was dead against her joining the movie industry, designed clothes for her including some trendsetting beautiful embroidered saris in Aayi Milan Ki Bela (1964). And though well in her 40s by now, Naseem continued to get acting offers but refused them all. Naseem Banu passed away in Mumbai on June 18, 2002.

Like Naseem Bano, Modi was instrumental in helping and promoting the careers of many others like, Kamaal Amrohi, Chandramohan, Prithviraj Kapoor, Mehtab and many other smaller artistes like Sadiq Ali, Zillo bai, Eruch Tarapore, Sheela, Meena (Shorey), Al Nasir etc . Sadiq Ali was not only a regular, but was Modi’s favourite actor.

Sadiq Ali, was born on 6-10-1911 at Jullundhar, Punjab. His 2 cousins- Wazir Ali and Nazir Ali were famous Indian cricketers. Sadiq Ali completed his Engineering degree and worked in M.E.S. at Kanpur (Military Engg. Services). Due to strong desire to work in films and dramas, he resigned from his job after 5 years and joined Agha Hashr’s Drama company. When the company was closed, he joined The Burma Imperial film company at Rangoon. After few small roles, he came down to Bombay.

After working in some smaller companies, he joined Minerva Movietone. Starting with khan Bahadur-37, he worked in Minerva’s Pukar-39, Sikandar-41, Phir Milenge-42, Prithwiraj Sanyogita-43, Parakh-44 (only directed by Modi) and Ek din ka sultan-45, also in Sandesa-39,Black out, Duniya tumhari hai, Phir milenge, Ulti Ganga, Patharon ke saudagar,Jagbeeti,Nishana, Do Naina, Manjhdar, Mitti etc. In all he acted in 23 films. His last film was Ever Ready-46. After partition, he migrated to Pakistan.

First film in Pakistan Judai (1950 Shaheena,Nazar and Zeenat). Other film Shola (1952).

Sadiq Ali was a very successful and famous actor before partition and got the title of Prince of Minerva. He acted in many films in India, but in Pakistan,

Sadiq Ali could not be successful as he was in India. He was paralyzed in 60’s and could be seen sitting with Pan shop in Capitol Cinema lane, Karachi. Died on 12-7-1977 in Karachi. In his last days, he was seen begging on road.

Film Meetha Zahar was directed by Sohrab Modi. Screen play was by Gajanan Jagirdar. Munshi Irshad Ahmed wrote all the 9 songs of the film, which were composed by B.S.Hoogan, the MD.

When I first came across this name B.S.Hoogan, in the list of Hindi composers,my first reaction was,what is this foreigner doing in Hindi Films ?

Further when I saw his name as MD in 10-15 films of the 30s,I became very curious and wanted to know more about him.As per my experience so far,I usually got information for any -or almost any-Film personality from my notes,Old cuttings,books,magazines,old articles etc ,or even from an obscure,less known Internet site,but in Hoogan’s case I always found myself at a dead end. There was simply NO information about him anywhere ! It was as if no one in India knew about him or as if he was from some alien planet.

I was perplexed.How can anybody from Film industry,with so many films to his credit,be such an unknown person ? This was a challenge and I decided ,come what may,to find out about this elusive,dodging and unreachable B.S.Hoogan,at any cost.

Almost one year passed and I found a ray of Hope.

I visited the Blog of Mr.Kamalakar Pasupuleti ji. He is a writer on old films,music and an avid collector of old songs,besides having been an active RMIM worker.He is also a mine of information. Incidentally,he too is from Hyderabad-just like me,and being in the same age group,we enjoy discussing matters relating to people and places in old Hyderabad of the 40s and 50s,when we were youngsters.Later on, he has migrated to USA.

On his Blog, he had written about Hoogan. He had located the nephew of Hoogan, in India and contacted him.He got some information from him about Hoogan. Although the info was not exhaustive, it was a great find. Plus Kamalakarji himself had also written about Hoogan,from his interaction with people who had met Hoogan in Hyderabad. I wrote to kamalakar ji in USA and he very graciously gave me permission to use all that material for this article.

At this juncture, my luck suddenly decided to cooperate and I found some info about Hoogan in a book.I even found out that the same nephew of Hoogan had uploaded 4 songs of Hoogan,(2 from Parakh-37 and 2 from Meetha Zahar-38) on Hamara Forum.
B.S.Hoogan was not a foreigner,he was very much an Indian.His name was BALWANT SINGH HOOGAN. He was tall,wheat comlexioned and of medium build. He was born in 1901 at Firozpur, Punjab, where his family was settled. He was a Kashmiri Brahmin. According to C.Ramchandra also,he was originally from Kashmir.

Before becoming a music director he seems to have learnt classical music and western music.He played many western instruments.
In the days of silent films,orchestras used to play in the Theatres ,in front of or behind the screen.During the film also they played appropriate music pieces.It would add live pleasure with moving images. Hoogan learnt giving this music and conducting orchestra from his teacher,Mr.Victor Aimes,an Englishman,from the Albert Music Company. He learnt writing music in notations and conducting orchestra with a baton. He played his orchestra of 12 musicians.

Hoogan looked impressive with a Black Tailcoat,Bow-Tie and Grey Trousers,as described by a Hyderabad Nawab,who had been personally introduced to Hoogan in Hyderabad in 1930.

B.S.Hoogan started his career as MD with Ajanta Cinetone of Mohan Bhavnani.He gave music to Afzal,Maya jaal,Rangeela Rajput(all 1933)Dard e dil,Dukhtar e Hind,Mazdoor,Sair e Paristan,Vasavdatta(all1934),Pyar ki maar,Registan ki Rani,Sone ka shahar,sherdil Aurat(all 1935), Begunah,khan Bahadur,Parakh(all1937),Meetha Zahar,Vijay marg(all 1938) and Sansar Sagar-1939.

Total films-18. Songs composed- 231.

Music Director C.Ramchandra,in his Marathi autobiography, wrote about Hoogan. When CR was working in Minerva, Hoogan joined the company, in place of Habib Khan, the composer. He showed CR how the Desi Raag can be played on foreign musical instruments. He brought in many Goanese orchestra players into the company. CR knew writing notations, Hoogan improved this. Hoogan liked CR very much. Hoogan would take CR with him to all big hotels of Bombay. Orchestras would be playing there. CR learned how those tunes could be indianised in his music here only.

Hoogan would make tunes and ask CR to write the notations. CR would hum those tunes and then improve the tunes. Hoogan would not know. Thus many of his tunes were used by Hoogan without knowing it.In the film Meetha Zahar-1938,Naushad was Hoogan’s assistant. Actors like Nissar,Bibbo,Sheila and Naseem Bano sang for him.

B.S.Hoogan died in Ferozpore in September 1938, at the age of 37 only.

Today’s song is sung by one Shanta Dutt. This name is new to me and despite my efforts, I could not get any information about her. As per HFGK she seems to have acted in Divorce-38, Vaasanti-38 and Juari-39 and she sang one song each in film Divorce-38 and film Meetha Zahar-38. To this extent this is a rare song. With this song, film Meetha Zahar-38 and singer Shanta Dutt make their Debut on this Blog.

(I sincerely thank Shri kamalakar ji and shri Sukesh Hoogan ji (the nephew), for providing the above information about B.S.Hoogan. Some information is adapted from Upperstall.com and pakmag.com )


Song-Nain Mohan prem bhare jaadu najariya(Meethha Zahar)(1938) Singer- Shanta Dutt, Lyrics- Munshi Irshad Ahmed, MD- B S Hoogan

Lyrics

Nain Mohan prem bhare
Nain Mohan prem bhare
jaadu najariya
jaadu najariya
Nain Mohan prem bhare
Nain Mohan prem bhare
jaadu najariya
jaadu najariya
din mein aaj nain baandh chale
jigar pe aane lagi
prem ka dariya(?)
prem ka dariya(?)
Nain Mohan prem bhare
Nain Mohan prem bhare
jaadu najariya
jaadu najariya

mujhe jo aap charan haath lage
jigar jigar se mile
najar najar se mile
??ar ?? ar se mile
Go??har go??ar se mile
main aur aap hon ek dor bandhe
main aur aap hon ek dor bandhe
gale ka haar banen
aao sanwariya
aao sanwariya
Nain Mohan prem bhare
Nain Mohan prem bhare
jaadu najariya
jaadu najariya

mil ke saath sajan aao chalen
mil ke saath sajan aao chalen
prem ke oar chalen
prem ke chhor chalen
prem ke daur chalen
prem ke shor chalen

na koi ??air rahe
chain karen
na koi ??air rahe
chain karen
main aur aap hon
prem dagariya
prem dagariya
Nain Mohan prem bhare
Nain Mohan prem bhare
jaadu najariya
jaadu najariya


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 Gorakh Aaya-1938. The title of the film looks rather odd. Who is Gorakh ? May be a question in many readers’ minds. Let me explain that Gorakh is a short form of Gorakhnath- who was one of the early Navnaths, from Nath Sampraday. Have I made it more complicated ? So, let us first understand what it all means…

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

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

The second Guru is Gorakh. The story of Gorakhnath birth is- The first Guru Machhindra Nath went to a house for Bhiksha. The lady of the house, after serving him the Bhiksha, asked him if he can help her in any way to get a long desired child. Guru Machhindra Nath dipped his hand in his Zoli and took some some Vibhuti (ash) He gave it her and asked her to eat it and she will conceive a son. After he is gone , one of the neighbours of that lady tells her not to believe all this. The lady gets a doubt and throws the Vibhuti on a pile of garbage.

Time passes on. After 12 years, Machhindra Nath again comes to the lady and asks, how her son was. The lady, ashamed, tells him the truth. The Guru goes to the Garbage and gives a loud call, ” My son, come here “. From the garbage rises a son of about 12 years. He is Gorak Nath. Machhindranath takes him away with him and gives him the Deeksha (ceremony of bestowing the discipleship) of Nath Sampraday. Go means Earth and Rakh means to protect. So Gorakh is one who is protected by Mother Earth.

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

Machhindranath ( मच्छिंद्रनाथ )
Gorakhnath ( गोरखनाथ )
Jalandhar Nath ( जालंदरनाथ )
Kanif Nath (Kanhoba) ( कानिफनाथ )
Gahini Nath ( गहिनीनाथ )
Raja Bhartrihari Nath (Bharthari) ( भरथरी )
Revan Sidha Nath (रेवानसिधानाथ )
Charpati Nath and ( चर्पतीनाथ )
Naag Nath. ( नागनाथ )

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

The story of this film is quite interesting. The film was made by Ranjit Movietone. Screenplay was by Gunwantrai Acharya and dialogues and lyrics were by P L Santoshi. Cinematography was by Krishna Gopal and Music was composed by Gyan Dutt. The film was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi- who made his debut as a film Director.

Chaturbhuj Doshi (1894–1969) was a Hindi and Gujarati writer-director of Indian cinema. He was one of the top Gujarati screenplay writers, who helped script stories for the Punatar productions. He is stated to be one of the leading figures who launched the Gujarati film industry with work on notable films like Gunsundari (1948) and Nanand Bhojai (1948). He was “well known” for his family socials and had become “a celebrity in his own right”. He made a name for himself as a journalist initially and was referred to as the “famous journalist” & publicist by Baburao Patel, editor of Filmindia.

His debut film as a director was Gorakh Aya (1938), produced by Ranjit Movietone, though he joined Ranjit in 1929, as a scriptwriter. In 1938, he directed another film for Ranjit, a social comedy, The Secretary, and both films were box-office successes for Doshi. His forte was socials, regularly adapting stories and novels for films. He worked initially on comedies like Secretary and Musafir (1940), but then “shifted to more significant films”.

Early life and career – Chaturbhuj Anandji Doshi was born in 1894 in Kathiawad, Gujarat, British India. He was educated at the University of Bombay, after graduation he started work as a journalist for a daily, Hindustan (1926), working for editor Indulal Yagnik. His entry into films was working as a scenarist in the silent era for directors like Jayant Desai, Nandlal Jaswantlal & Nanubhai Vakil. He joined Ranjit Movietone in 1929, and wrote stories and screenplay for several of Ranjit films.

Film Gorakh Aya (Gorakh has come) in 1938, was the first film directed by Doshi. It was produced by Ranjit Movietone with screenplay by Gunvantrai Acharya & dialog-ues by P. L. Santoshi. The music, termed “good” was composed by Gyan Dutt. The Secretary (1938), was a “riotous comedy”, starring Madhuri, Trilok Kapoor. Charlie. The music was composed by Gyan Dutt, became a regular in most of the films directed by Doshi. Musafir in 1940 was a comedy costu-me drama, which had Charlie playing a prince.

Bhakta Surdas, a devotional film directed by Doshi in 1942, is stated to be the “most famous” of the several versions made. It starred K. L. Saigal and Khursheed “the singing idol(s) of millions”, winning “unprecedented popularity” everywhere.

Maheman (1942) starred Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Shamim and Mubarak. Music director Bulo C. Rani had come to Bombay in 1942, and joined Ranjit Studios assisting Khemchand Prakash in music direction.

Doshi helped enormously in the development of the Gujarati cinema. During 1948-49 he directed three successful Gujarati films which “brought immense success to the industry”. The success of the Gujarati film Kariyavar in 1948, directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi from a story by Shaida, called Vanzari Vaav, helped establish the Gujarati film industry along with other films like Vadilo Ne Vanke (1948) by Ram chandra Thakur and Gadono Bel (1950) by Ratibhai Punatar. His next Gujarati film was Jesal Toral (1948) based on folk-lore, which proved a big box-office success. In 1949, Doshi directed another Gujarati film, Vevishal, an adaptation of Meghani’s novel of the same name.

He also wrote stories, and one of his stories Pati Bhakti was used in the Tamil film En Kanawar (1948) produced by Ajit Pictures, which starred the Veena maestro, Sundaram Balachander, who was also the debut director and music composer for the film. In all he directed 24 Hindi films. His last Hindi film was Sanskar-1958. He had also written few songs in film Maya Bazar-32.

Chaturbhuj Doshi died on 21 January 1969 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Filmography-1932: Narasinh Mehta (Writer), 1934: Sitamgarh (Writer), 1938: Gorakh Aya, Secretary, 1939: Adhuri Kahani, 1940: Musafir, 1941:Pardesi, Sasural, 1942: Bhakta Surdas, Dhiraj, Mehmaan, 1943: Chhoti Maa, Shankar Parvati (Director, Writer), 1944: Bhartrahari, 1945:Murti, 1946: Phulwari, 1947: Bela, Kaun Hamara, 1948: Jesal Toral, Kariyavar (Director, Writer), Sati Sone, 1949: Bhakta Puran, Vevishal, 1950: Akhand Saubhagya, Kisi Ki Yaad, Ramtaram, 1954: Aurat Teri Yahi Kahani, 1956: Aabroo, Dashera, Dassehra, 1957: Khuda Ka Banda, Shesh Naag, 1958: Sanskar, 1960: Mehndi Rang Lagyo (Writer, Lyricist).

The film had a cast consisting of Mazhar Khan, Trilok Kapoor, Rajkumari and Kalyani in lead roles, Ila devi as the Egyptian queen, Ram Apte, Sarla, Bhagwandas etc etc. Rajkumari Dubey made her debut in this movie as a playback singer. Till then she had only sung for herself.

The story of the film was…..

Machhindranath (Mazhar Khan) observes uncivil excesses in temples. Disgusted he leaves for Himalayas for Meditation. After 7 long years, he comes back with a conclusion that Women are the cause of all problems in this world.
Meanwhile the Egyptian queen (Ila Devi) plans to raid India and camps on the banks of the river Indus. A Rishi kanya (Kalyani) builds an army of women. Machhindranath also builds an all men army and defeats the invader.

One day Tilottama-the head of women’s army (Rajkumari) and Machhindranath meet and they fall in love. He gets totally immersed in her love magic and forgets his duty also, spending life with Tilottama.

His disciple Gorakhnath(Trilok Kapoor) gets worried. He enters the women’s army camp stealthily, reaches Machhindranath and shouts in his ears “Utho Machhinder, Gorakh Aaya’. After few days’reminders, Machhindranath realises his folly. They both escape the women’s camp and continue their duties deligently as before.

This film was released on 30th July 1938 at West End Theatre in Bombay, Baburao Patel, in his magazine Film India, has praised the direction of Chaturbhuj Doshi. As a publicity gimmick, the opening day’s all shows were kept only for women. This helped greatly and in no time the film became popular and a Box Office success.

One of the singer actors was Ram Apte- the child artiste, who was no more like a child. Even Film India criticised him as a child artiste. Ram Apte had been working as a child actor from Vishwa Mohini-1933. Till 1938, he worked in 25 films in child roles. he also sang 4 songs in 3 films. After Gorakh Aaya-38, he gave up working as child artiste.

As I have not seen this film, I do not know on whom this song is filmed, but from the lyrics, it sounds as if it is between two friends. With this song, film “Gorakh Aaya”(1938) makes its Debut on the Blog.


Song-Wo din gaye hamaare (Gorakh Aaya)(1938) Singers- Rajkumari Dubey, Miss Kalyani, Lyrics- P L Santoshi, MD- Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

wo o o din gaye hamaare
wo o din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
main thhi chhail chhabeeli raadha
wo thhe mohan pyaare
main thhi chhail chhabeeli raadha
wo thhe mohan pyaare
khel rahe thhe swapn lok mein
aasha nadi kinaare
khel rahe thhe swapn lok mein
aasha nadi kinaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare
wo din gaye hamaare

prem ki jyot jaga jaa dete (?)
man mein preetam pyaare re
prem ki jyot jaga jaa dete(?)
man mein preetam pyaare
man mein preetam pyaare
pyaare
pyaare
ye din pyaare pyaare
ye din pyaare pyaare
main ban jaaun raseeli raadha
tum ban jaao kunj bihaari
main ban jaaun raseeli raadha
tum ban jaao kunj bihaari
dekh hamaari leela nyaari
hansen gagan mein taare
hansen gagan mein taare
taare
ye din pyaare pyaare
ye din pyaare pyaare


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 83 # Remembering Feroz Khan#
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Welcome all to this post of today, where, once again, I am taking you back to a song from the Seventies from a movie which is part of ‘nostalgia’ of my growing years.

In this blog we fondly discuss about ‘songs which bring back memories’. Many of my posts would fall into this ‘category’ as I have tried to share them with the memories of my childhood years and growing years thereafter.

During the ‘blog’s ten thousandth song –milestone’ I had written a post here and mentioned about few songs which for me bring back memories of my childhood and /or growing years.
At that time, I had listed many ‘prominent songs’ for me falling in ‘songs that brings back memories’ category. I had also noted that in future I may come with a second list of such songs which I get reminded time to time due to the connected memories of those years and they surface from vague and dormant memories.

Recently when I was going through this ‘first list’ of mine and noting down the songs which are yet to make it to the blog, I noticed that now very few songs from this list of mine are yet to be posted on the blog. One of these songs is the song being covered today.

And the reason for posting this song today is, it is picturised on actor Feroz Khan whom we fondly remember today on his tenth ‘Remembrance Day’.
(This song also has a female version which is picturised on actress Rekha).

Feroz Khan (25 September 1939 – 27 April 2009), born Zulfikar Ali Shah Khan, was born in Bangalore and he also breath his last in the city of Bangalore on 27th April 2009.

He came to Mumbai (Bombay then) and made his debut in Hindi movies with the movie ‘Didi’ in 1960. Initially he got smaller roles or roles in the second lead. After completing almost a decade in the Hindi Film Industry he ventured into production and direction with the movie ‘Apraadh-1972’.

Though I have not watched many of his movies, but whatever movies I had watched of him have left an indelible impression on my mind since my childhood.

And whenever the Hindi movies of the seventies will be discussed Feroz Khan’s name is going to be surely there. Because he has a special place carved for him in the midst of the so many actors of that decade and his ‘aura’ is something that cannot be forgotten by the ‘fans of the seventies’.

I never forgot the movie ‘Khotey Sikkey-1974’ which I must have watched with my elders earlier and later may be on TV. And for me it is this movie which I remembered most associated with his name. I had also shared a song from this movie when I joined this blog as a lyrics contributor.

Then I remember watching ‘Nagin-1976’, ‘Shankar Shambhu-1976’, ‘Sharaafat Chhod Di Maine-1976’, ‘Kabeela-1976’ and ‘Khoon Aur Paani-1981’ which I clearly remember of watching with my brothers and cousins may be in vacations. I think we also watched ‘Kaala Sona-1975’ and ‘Chunaoti-1979-80’ later, but I don’t remember it now.

‘Qurbaani-1980’ was a big hit in those years and all family watched it together.

Later I watched ‘Safar-191’, ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan-1970’ on TV. ‘Dharmatma-1975’ with friends on VCR (during the VCR days).
In between these years, around 1986-87 I watched ‘Aarzoo-1965’ in theatres in its re-re-released in end eighties.

After that I watched ‘Yalgaar-1992’ and ‘Dayaawan-1988’ in parts (on TV).

I watched ‘Apradh-1972’ again in 2008-2009 by buying its VCD because it had one my favourite songs in it i.e. ‘tum miley pyaar se’.

However I am yet watch his ‘Upaasna-1967’ and ‘Mela-1971’ which I think I should watch sometime in the future.

I will not go into more details about him and thus I will come to the today’s song thanking Feroz Khan for all the entertainment and those lovely memories of his movies he has given to us. His ‘cow boy’ image and specially his ‘dialogue deliveries’ riding on a horse 🙂 are his special features that I am always reminded of with his ‘steering eyes’:) (or may be, because of his image in my mind I am thinking that he might have spent more time sitting on the Horse’s back going by nature of roles he played in the majority of the movies) 🙂

Today’s movie ‘Kabeela-1976’ was directed by Bolu Khosla for ‘Khosla Enterprises, Bombay’. It was a ‘costume drama’ movie. Bolu Khosla was also the producer of this movie.

It had Feroz Khan, Rekha, Kamini Kaushal, Imtiaz, Premnath, V. Gopal, Sudhir, Shyam Kumar, Manju Bansal, Dhoomal, Surendranath, Heeralal, Habib, Baby Soniya, Darshan, Sharad Saxena and others. Bindu and Trilok Kapoor make a Special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by A.K. Agarwal. Screenplay was written by Jayant Dharmadhikari. Akhtar Romani wrote the dialogues of this movie and editing was done by Waman Bhonsle.

This movie had four songs, including one multiple version song (which is being posted today). All its songs were written by Farooque Qaisar and composed to music by Kalyanji-Anandji. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mukesh had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.10.1976.

Today I am presenting a song from this movie which since years has been in my memory and it is a ‘catchy’ composition too. This song is in two versions male and female and sung respectively by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.

I could not find a separate video for the female version, but we have audio version for our listening pleasure. The female version is picturised on Rekha and male version is picturised on Feroz Khan and who we can see performing in his ‘dynamic-dashing’:) style on this song.

By the way this song ranked at number twenty-five in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala-1977’.
With this song ‘Kabeela-1976 (or Qabeela-1976’) makes a debut on the blog !!

(I also had the opportunity to introduce ‘Shankar -Shambhu-1976’ on the blog. ‘Naagin-1976’ – I had already shared a song.
And as noted earlier I think this year ‘1976’ had the most impact on my mind relating to songs and movies of that year when I was around 8 years old 🙂 )

Let us enjoy today’s song now.

Male version
Video

Audio

Female version
Audio

Song-Arre koi maane ya na maane mere dil ki mehbooba ne (Kabeela)(1976) Singer-Kishore Kumar/Lata, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Female voice
Chorus

Lyrics
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Male version-Kishore Kumar
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Arey koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere dil ki mehbooba ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Koi maane yaa naa maane
Meri dil ki mehbooba ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Aankhen teri tauba tauba
Aankhen teri tauba tauba
Zulfen allaah allaah aa aa
Zulfen allaah allaah
Chaahe kuchh ho
Thhaam liya hai
Maine tera ye pallaa
Chhodo na
Maine tera ye pallaa
Sab kuchh mera leja
Achchaa
Arey sab kuchh mera le ja
Bas ek nishaani de ja
Pyaar bharaa ye phool
De ae de ae
Ye le
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Vaade kya hain
Qasmein kya hain
Vaade kya hain
Qasmein kya hain
Ye to duniyaa jaane ae
Ye to duniyaa jaane
Tera mera pyaar hai sachchaa
Baaki sab afsaane ae ae
Baaki sab afsaane
Kaahe ka ye sharmaana
Arrey kaahe ka ye sharmaana
Kaahe ka ye ghabraana
Aaj mere sang jhool
Aa …
aa naa
Lo aa gayi
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

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(Female version -Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, chorus)
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Koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere zulmi saanwariyaa ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere zulmi saanwariyaa ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Jaane kab se dekh rahi thhi
Jaane kab se dekh rahi thhi
Main to sapne tere ae
Main to sapne tere
Tujh ko paa ke
Ho gaye poore
Ab ye sapne mere
Tu hi tu meri nazron mein
Tu hi tu meri nazron mein
Pyaar se tu meri zulfon mein
Hans ke sajaa de phool
Sajaa de naa
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Hoti hai to
Ho jaane de
Hoti hai to
Ho jaane de
Donon ki ruswaayi ee ee
Donon ki ee ruswaayi
Aaj nahin to kal baajegi
Angnaa mein shehnaayi
Dil ki duniya laayi main
Dil ki duniya laayi main
Bhool ke sab ko aayi
Tu bhi ye gussaa bhool
Bhool gaye na
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

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(Lyrics in Devnagri Script provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Male version
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अरे कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे दिल की महबूबा ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे दिल की महबूबा ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

आँखें तेरी तौबा तौबा
आँखें तेरी तौबा तौबा
जुल्फें अल्लाह अल्लाह आ
जुल्फें अल्लाह अल्लाह
चाहे कुछ हो
थाम लिया है
मैंने तेरा ये पल्ला आ
छोडो ना
मैंने तेरा ये पल्ला आ
सब कुछ मेरा लेजा
अच्छा
अरे सब कुछ मेरा ले जा
बस एक निशानी दे जा
प्यार भरा ये फूल
दे ए दे ए
ये ले
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

वादे क्या है
कसमें क्या है
वादे क्या है
कसमें क्या है
ये तो दुनिया जाने ए
ये तो दुनिया जाने ए
तेरा मेरा प्यार है सच्चा
बाकी सब अफ़साने ए ए
बाकी सब अफ़साने
काहे का ये शरमाना
अरे काहे का ये शरमाना
काहे का ये घबराना
आज मेरे संग झूल
आ … आ ना
लो आ गयी
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

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(महिला स्वर)
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कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे जुल्मी सांवरिया ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे जुल्मी सांवरिया ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

जाने कब से देख रही थी
जाने कब से देख रही थी
मैं तो सपने तेरे ए
मैं तो सपने तेरे
तुझ को पा के
हो गए पूरे
अब ये सपने मेरे
तू ही तू मेरी नज़रों में
तू ही तू मेरी नज़रों में
प्यार से तू मेरी जुल्फों में
हँस के सजा दे फूल
सजा दे ना
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

होती है तो
हो जाने दे
होती है तो
हो जाने दे
दोनों की रुसवाई ई ई
दोनों की ई रुसवाई
आज नहीं तो कल बाजेगी
अंगना में शहनाई
दिल की दुनिया लायी मैं
दिल की दुनिया लायी मैं
भूल के सब को आई
तू भी ये गुस्सा भूल
भूल गये ना
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल


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