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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4377 Post No. : 15720

“I worshipped Bimal Roy. For me, his worth as a man was more than his films… It is impossible for me to describe what a man he was.”

The above quote was by Ritwik Ghatak, one of Bimal Roy’s desciples who later became an internationally known director of parallel cinema in Bangla films.

In Hindi film industry, there are many film artists, directors and those connected with the film music who are admired for their excellent professional performances. But there would be very few among them who would also be admired as the good human beings. Among few such personalities, the name of Bimal Roy comes to my mind because for the last few months, I have extensively read on the life and works of Bimal Roy. I have found that those who have closely worked with him like Dilip Kumar, Balraj Sahani, Vyjaynatimala, Kamini Kaushal, Nutan, Dharmendra, Shashi Kapoor, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar and many more have highly talked about Bimal Roy as a fine human being besides an being an outstanding director. What touched me most about Bimal Roy was what Manobina Roy, his wife had said in an interview. Just a few minutes before his death on January 8, 1966, Bimal Roy had called her and said that he was deeply worried about his workers in Mohan Studio as to what will happen to them after his death. Only when she assured him and repeated her assurance that she would take care of them, Bimal Roy closed his eyes never to open them again.

Today, July 12th 2020 is 111th birth anniversary of Bimal Roy (12/07/2009 – 08/01/1966), one of the greatest Hindi film directors who rose from a still photographer to a cinematographer and then as a producer-director of some of the classic and socially relevant films. Although, there were many film directors from Bengal – especially in the Bombay Talkies who had directed Hindi films in Mumbai in the 1940s, it is said that it was Bimal Roy who brought ‘Bengaliness’ in his Hindi films in Mumbai. He was a trend setter in introducing the ‘middle of the road’ films.

Arunkumar Deshmukh ji has already discussed Bimal Roy’s biographical and celluloid journey in his article covering the song, chale re chale raam vanwaas. I would, therefore, skip his profile and his sequential journey in the film industry. I propose to concentrate mainly on three important phases in his filmy career which led to his meteoric rise in the film industry – as a Cinematographer, as a Director for films produced by New Theatres and as a Producer-director of Hindi films in Mumbai. In my view, the three phases were also the important turning points in the career of Bimal Roy.

Bimal Roy joined New Theatres (NT) as an Assistant Cameraman to Nitin Bose in 1932 during which he assisted him for ‘Chandidas’ (1932, Bangla version and also Hindi version in 1934), ‘Meerabai’ (1933) etc. He was promoted as a cinematographer in NT and shot films like ‘Devdas’ (1935), ‘Manzil’ (1936), ‘Mukti’ (1937), ‘Abhagin’ (1938), ‘Abhinetri’ (1940) ‘Meenakshi’ (1942) etc.

The high point in his career as a cinematographer was ‘Mukti’ (1937) – the first film from NT which was extensively shot outdoors, mostly in the forest of Gauripur (Assam). It was a challenge for Bimal Roy as a Cinematographer to shoot outdoors, the scenes with proper lightings. Even his indoor shots were exceptional. His camera works in the opening scene of the film itself is marvelous. The camera focuses on P C Barua who walks through three rooms, one after another before knocking the door of the fourth room. Here, only the camera ‘speaks’ in the scene in complete silence without any background music to create suspense as to what is going to happen next. The light and shadow effects have been effectively used to convey the mood of the situations in the film.

Kanan Devi, in one of her interviews had said that in ‘Mukti’ (1937), Bimalda through his camera work, made her more beautiful than what she looked in reality. P C Barua, the director, was so happy with his camera work in the film that in the publicity poster of ‘Mukti’ (1937), he made the name of Bimal Roy to appear next to his name with names of the actors appearing in the side. Probably, this may be the first occasion in NT that the publicity poster had prominently carried the name of the cinematographer.

Bimal Roy entered his second phase of his career when he turned as a director for the first time for the Bangla film ‘Udayer Pathe’ [(1944), ‘Towards the Twilight’]. A year later, a Hindi version of the film was made as ‘Hamraahi’ (1945), also directed by Bimal Roy. Manobina Roy, the wife of Bimal Roy was surprised as to why he chose the subject of exploitation by upper class of the lower strata of the society when he himself had the background of a landlord’s son. Probably, he may have seen such scenarios in his teenage days in his family and he wished to bring them to the notice of masses.

The challenge for Bimal Roy in this fiim was that NT boss, B N Sarkar has personally told to direct the film with the left-over cut pieces of the raw stock of negative film as those days, raw stock of films was rationed. There was no scope for wastage of the raw stock of films by way of reshoots. On the top of it, he had taken newcomers, Binita Bose (Roy) and Radhamohan Bhattacharya as the lead actors. With these backgrounds, it was imperative that he should also take the responsibility as a cinematographer. When the shooting of the film was completed, B N Sarkar was surprised that the film was completed by Bimal Roy without taking any extra stock of raw films.

The film though made with a small budget was one of the top box office grossers for NT. The film ran for more than one year in Kolkata’s Chitra theatre. With its Hindi version of the film, the name of Bimal Roy became well-known all-over India. In the Bengali speaking regions, ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944) became one of the highly discussed films. The film became a trend setter for some subsequent Hindi films having ‘rich girl poor boy’ love story with the background of a class conflict. Chetan Anand’s ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) followed, more or less, the similar pattern in the story.

The extra-ordinary success of ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944) did not help much in Bimal Roy’s career as a director as fortune of NT had taken a down turn due to the adverse impact on the film industry of the World War II and thereafter partition of Bengal by creating the then East Pakistan. Bimal Roy did direct two films for NT – ‘Anjangarh’ (1948) and ‘Pehla Aadmi’ (1950). The highlight of ‘Pehla Aadmi’ (1950) was that it was made on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It was a challenge for Bimal Roy to shoot the battle scenes of the film in the studio itself which should look real in the film. I have watched the clip of the battle scene and it looks real. Though these two films were critically acclaimed, they did not fare well at the box office.

The downfall of NT in post-partition period and the emergence of Bombay (Mumbai) as the main film production centre prompted many artists and technicians in Kolkata to migrate to Mumbai. On the other hand, the Bombay Talkies was also going through the bad times. An opportunity came to Bimal Roy when he was invited by Ashok Kumar to direct ‘Maa’ (1952) for Bombay Talkies which he had to reluctantly accept due to the adverse conditions of the film industry in Kolkata. Bimal Roy came to Mumbai with his team consisting of Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Editor), Asit Sen (Assistant Director), Nabendu Ghosh (Dialogue writer) and Paul Mahendra (Hindi dialogue writer and actor). Later, some more artists and technicians from Kolkata like Kamal Bose (Cinematographer), Arvind Sen, Asit Sen, Debu Sen, Basu Bhattacharya and Salil Chaudhury joined Bimal Roy.

In terms of box office, ‘Maa’ (1952) did not add to the coffers of Bombay Talkies. Bimal Roy was all set to return to Kolkata along with his team when Ashok Kumar gave him another film, ‘Parineeta’ (1953) which was produced under the banner of Ashok Kumar Productions. Simultaneously, something was cooking within Bimal Roy’s team. Hrishikesh Mukherjee had revealed in an article that after watching an English film in Eros Theatre at Churchgate, Bimal Roy and his team were returning home on a BEST double decker bus and were discussing as to why they cannot make film like the one they watched. Bimal Roy asked as to who will write the story for the film to which everyone in his team offered to share the responsibilities. That was how Bimal Roy Productions was born on a double decker bus of BEST. And this was the third turning point in Bimal Roy’s career.

Bimal Roy embarked upon his maiden film ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953) as a producer-director. Bimal Roy had read the story ‘Rickshwala’ written by Salil Chaudhury, based on the Rabindranath Tagore’s poem, ‘Doi Bigha Zomi’. This was perhaps the first film in Bollywood depicting what is called ‘neo-realism’, a term normally used for post-war effects on the poor class of the population who tended to migrate to urban area for sustenance. Many in his team had reservations about the selection of Balraj Sahani in the role of Shambhu, the farmer because of his urban look. But Bimal Roy struck to his choice. He had seen him acting live on the sets of ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946) when he had visited Mumbai at the time of the release of his film ‘Hamraahi’ (1945) and thereafter in ‘Hum Log’ (1951).

‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953) put Bimal Roy on an international pedestal. The film won for him the Prix International Prize at 7th Cannes Film Festival (1954). The film also won him National Award for the Best Film and also the inaugural Filmfare Award, 1954 for the ‘Best Film’ and ‘The Best Director’. With the success of this film, the seeds of the ‘middle of the road’ cinema was sown in Bollywood.

One of Bimal Roy’s film which did not fit into his psyche of film making was ‘Madhumati’ (1958). The reincarnation story of the film was written by Ritwik Ghatak who was an assistant to Bimal Roy during his Kolkata days. He was without work in Kolkata and had come to Mumbai for work. Bimal Roy assigned him to write a story and screen play for his forthcoming film and also direct the film. This was how the film ‘Madhumati’ (1958) was born. But, at the last minute, he had to go back to Kolkata as he could arrange finance for his Bangla film, ‘Ajantrik’ (1958). ‘Madhumati’ (1958) was thought of mainly for the financial survival of Bimal Roy Productions. Hence, the commercial elements in the film was evident with Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala in lead roles, Pran as villain and Johny Walker as comedian and 11 songs. With Bimal Roy handling the direction, the mix of classic touch and commercial elements led the film to attain the status of the most commercially successful film for Bimal Roy Productions and the highest grosser among Hindi films released in 1958. The film won 9 Filmfare Awards.

Bimal Roy has shown through his films like ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944), ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953), ‘Sujata’ (1959) and ‘Bandini’ (1963) that the victims of oppressions have superior morality than the oppressors. Bimal Roy had not been known to have leanings towards any political ideology. It is, therefore, a surprise to observe that in most of his films, the exploitation of downtrodden by the superior class of the society is evident though he belonged to a wealthy family of the landlords in a village near Dhaka in East Bengal (now Bangla Desh). The reasons for his ‘dislike’ for landlords or upper class probably stem from having been a victim himself when after the death of his father in 1930, his family was denied share in the estate and was expelled. He along with his mother and brothers had migrated to Kolkata where they may have initially faced the same problem as Balraj Sahani in ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ when he migrated to Kolkata.

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya believes that some characters in his films may have been modelled on the traits of a few of his family members. For instances, the arrogant and authoritarian fathers in ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1944), ‘Parineeta’ (1953) and ‘Devdas’ (1955) may have been based on Bimal Roy’s authoritarian father. The character of a whip cracking school master in ‘Devdas’ may be a whip cracking Head Master of Bimal Roy’s school in Dhaka. Pran’s character in ‘Madhumati’ (1958) may have been inspired from his uncle Jogeshchandra Roy who loved wines, women and dances.

During his filmy career, Bimal Roy directed 15 Hindi films which included his classics and popular films like ‘Parineeta’ (1953), ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953), ‘Biraj Bahu’ (1954), ‘Devdas’ (1955) ‘Madhumati’ (1958), ‘Yahudi’ (1958) ‘Sujata’ (1959), ‘Parakh’ (1960), ‘Prem Patra’ (1962) and ‘Bandini’ (1963) which was his last film as a director.

Bimal Roy also produced 7 Hindi films which he did not direct but gave the opportunity to direct most of them to his assistants. These films were ‘Amaanat’ (1955) directed by Aravind Sen, ‘Parivar’ (1956) and ‘Apraadhi Kaun’ (1957) both directed by Asit Sen (comedian), ‘Usne Kaha Thha’ (1960) directed by Moni Bhattacharya and ‘Kabuliwaala’ (1961) directed by Hemen Gupta who was unemployed at that time. ‘Benazir’ (1964) and ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ (1968) were directed by S Khalil and Debu Sen respectively due to Bimal Roy’s illness.

Those who had worked closely with Bimal Roy had said that he was a man of few words. It was very difficult to initiate a conversation with him. Dilip Kumar had said in an interview that he found the most peaceful atmosphere among the studios when he worked with Bimal Roy because no one was allowed to talk loudly. Nabendu Ghosh, his screen-play and dialogue writer, has said that Bimal Roy spoke little but smoked cigarettes a lot. Probably, his cigarette smoking may have resulted in lung cancer at a later stage which took his life on January 8, 1966.

At the time of his death, Bimal Roy had started work on ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ (1968) and ‘Sahaara’. While the first film was completed by one of his assistants, Debu Sen and got released in 1968, ‘Sahaara’ which was based on Bengali novel ‘Chaitali’ by Ashapoorna Devi got sheleved. In fact, Bimal Roy had done some shooting of the film with Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore when he got ill on the set after which he never recovered. When Dharmendra became a top star from early 1970s, he convinced Bimal Roy’s wife, Manobina Roy to revive the film for which he arranged the finances and pursuaded Saira Bano to act in the film. Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed the film under its new title ‘Chaitali’ (1975).

One of Bimal Roy’s dream project which was very close to his heart was a bilingual film ‘Amrit Kumbh Ki Khoj Mein’ (Hindi and Bangla). He had started the work as early as 1960 when he had shot about one hour of footage of Ardha Kumbha Mela held at Allahabad in 1960. Gulzar was entrusted with writing the script for the film. It was his intention to complete the shooting of the film during the next Poorna Kumbh Mela. During the last stages of Bimal Roy’s illness when he was bed-ridden, Gulzar used to visit him every day and read out what he had written for the script of his favorite film. With the death of Bimal Roy, the film remained a dream. However, scenes shot for the film were converted into a 12 minutes of documentary film ‘Images of Kumbh Mela (1960) by his son, Joy Bimal Roy.

On the occasion of Bimal Roy’s 111th birth anniversary, I have selected a song, ‘main na boloon na boloon na boloongi’ from ‘Maa’ (1952), his first film in Mumbai as a director. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt which is picturised on Shyama. The song is written by Bharat Vyas which is set to music by S K Pal.

With this song, all the songs of ‘Maa’ (1952) have been covered in the Blog.

Acknowledgements: In writing this article, I have been greatly benefitted by the following sources:

1. ‘Bimal Roy – The Man Who Spoke in Picture’ (2009), a book containing a collection of articles, edited by Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, the daughter of Bimal Roy.

2. ‘The Cinema of Bimal Roy – An ‘Outsider’ Within’ (2017) by Shoma A, Chatterji. (Book).

3. ‘Ravi Paar Aur Anya Kahaaniyaan’ (1999) by Gulzar – Chapter on ‘Bimal da’.

4. Remembering Bimal Roy (2007) – A documentary film by Joy Bimal Roy.

Editor’s note: This song is the 5000th song from the decade of 1950s(1951 to 1960) to appear in the blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Main na boloon na boloon na boloongi (Maa)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Bharat Bhushan, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S K Pal

Lyrics

main na boloongi
o main na boloon na boloon na boloongi
aaj mere chhote se dil mein
chhupa hai kya raaz main na kholoongi
aaj main na boloon na boloongi aaj

kya raaz hai
hai to bataao

saawan ki ithlaate baadal se poochh lo ji
baadal se poochh lo
kajraare nainon ke kaajal se poochh lo ji
kaajal se poochh lo
bhole baalam
mohe laage sharam
haaye laage sharam
bhole baalam
mohe laage sharam
haaye laage sharam
ye bharam apne man ka na kholoongi
aaj main na boloongi
aaj main na boloon na boloongi aaj
main na boloongi
ho main na boloon na boloon na boloongi
aaj mere chhote se dil mein
chhupa hai kya raaz main na kholoongi
aaj main na boloon na boloongi aaj

achcha
hum bhi nahin sunte

o o o o o
suna maine jo
wo kaise sunaaun
wo baaten tumhe main kaise bataaun
kaho ji kaise bataaun
kuchh khud samjho
kuchh khud samjho
kuchh meri palkan se samajh lo ji
palkan se samajh lo
kuchh dil mein chhupi dil ki dhadkan se samajh lo ji
dhadkan se samajh lo
bhole baalam mohe laage sharam
haaye laage sharam
bhole baalam mohe laage sharam
haaye laage sharam
ye bharam apne man ka na kholoongi
aaj main na boloongi
aaj main na boloon na boloongi aaj


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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4376 Post No. : 15719 Movie Count :

4332

‘Lovers-1983’ was directed by Bharathi Rajaa for ‘Aryan Films’. It was produced by Rajendra Kumar.

‘Lovers-1983’ had Kumar Gaurav, Padmini Kolhapure, Rajendra Kumar, Tanuja, Bina and Danny Denzongpa, supported by Junior Mehmood, Rakesh Bedi, Romi, Satyen Kappu, Neilu Arora, Dinesh Hingoo, Kamal Deep, Sudha Chopra, Pachhi, Laxman Thombre.

This movie also introduced Rafeeq, Kishore, Praveena, Roopali, Sunita.

Dialogues for this movie were written by Inder Raj Anand. Editing of this movie was done by David Dhawan. Bharathi Rajaa who directed this movie also wrote the screenplay of this movie.

This movie had six songs penned by Anand Bakshi whereas the music was composed by R. D. Burman. Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar and Kavita Krishnamoorthy had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

(In the list of singers for this movie the movie titles mention the names of Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar and Kavita Krishnamoorthy only. However, HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985) also mentions the name of Anuradha Paudwal as singer. But no song is credited to her name, instead in one song the name of Kalyani Mitra is mentioned as co-singer with Amit Kumar).

Today 11th July’2020 is the sixteeth birthday (born on 11th July’1960) of actor Kumar Gaurav. On this occasion here is a song from ‘Lovers-1983’. It is sung by Amit Kumar and it is lip synced on screen by Kumar Gaurav. Padmini Kolhapure and others can also be seen in the picturization of this song.

Kumar Gaurav the son of yesteryears actor Rajendra Kumar shot to fame with the movie ‘Love Story-1981’ went on to act in many movies but could not repeat the success of ‘Love Story’ in other movies except ‘Naam-1986’ where his performance, alongwith that of Sanjay Dutt was appreciated.

Music Director R.D. Burman created some good music for his movies like ‘Teri Kasam-1981’, ‘Lovers-1983’, ‘Romance-1093’, ‘Ham Hain Laajawaab-1984’ and ‘Ek Se Bhale Do1985’.

Lyrics for the song were sent by Prakashchandra.

With this song the movie ‘Lovers-1983’ makes its debut on the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Tu mauj main hoon kinaara milan kab hoga hamaara (Lovers)(1983) Singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

tu mauj main hoon kinaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa

tu mauj main hoon kinaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa
tu mauj main hoon kinaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa
ho pyaasi hai jeewan ki dhaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa
ho o o milan kab hogaa hamaaraa

nadiyaa bahey ae
chaahey kahin
saagar se sangam zaroori hai
nadiyaa bahey ae
chaahe kahin
saagar se sangam zaroori hai ae
main tere bin
adhooraa hoon
tu mere bin
adhoori hai
ho jaise kiran aur taaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa
tu mauj
main hoon kinaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa
ho ho o milan kab hoga hamaaraa aa

toone sunaa aa
yaa naa sunaa
main tera naam letaa rahaa
toone sunaa aa
yaa naa sunaa
main tera naam letaa rahaa aa
toone suni yaa naa suni
aawaaz main ae ae
detaa rahaa
ho jo saans lee dil pukaaraa
milan kab hoga hamaaraa
tu mauj main hoon kinaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa
ho o o milan kab hoga hamaaraa

jaise kisi ee mandir mein log
rakh dein kisi ki moorat ko
jaise kisi mandir mein log
rakh dein kisi ki moorat ko o o
dil mein basaa aa rakkhaa hai yoon
maine sajan ki soorat ko
teri poojaa mein pal pal guzaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaara
tu mauj main hoon kinaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa aa
ho pyaasi hai jeewan ki dhaaraa
milan kab hogaa hamaaraa
ho ho o milan kab hogaa hamaaraa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तू मौज मैं हूँ किनारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा

तू मौज मैं हूँ किनारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
तू मौज मैं हूँ किनारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
हो प्यासी है जीवन की धारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
हो ओ ओ मिलन कब होगा हमारा

नदिया बहे ए
चाहे कहीं
सागर से संगम ज़रूरी है
नदिया बहे ए
चाहे कहीं
सागर से संगम ज़रूरी है ए
मैं तेरे बिन
अधूरा हूँ
तू मेरे बिन
अधूरी है
हो जैसे किरण और तारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
तू मौज मैं हूँ किनारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
हो ओ ओ मिलन कब होगा हमारा आ

तूने सूना आ
या ना सूना
मैं तेरा नाम लेता रहा
तूने सूना आ
या ना सूना
मैं तेरा नाम लेता रहा आ
तूने सुनी या ना सुनी
आवाज़ मैं ए ए
देता रहा
हो जो सांस ली दिल पुकारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
तू मौज मैं हूँ किनारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
हो ओ ओ मिलन कब होगा हमारा आ

जैसे किसी ई मंदिर में लोग
रख दें किसी की मूरत को
जैसे किसी मंदिर में लोग
रख दें किसी की मूरत को ओ ओ
दिल में बसा आ रक्खा है यूं
मैंने सजन की सूरत को
तेरी पूजा में पल पल गुज़ारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
तू मौज मैं हूँ किनारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा आ
हो प्यासी है जीवन की धारा
मिलन कब होगा हमारा
हो ओ ओ मिलन कब होगा हमारा


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4375 Post No. : 15717

“Raseeli”(1946) was directed by Hanuman Prasad Sharma for Jai Bharat Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Radharani, Sushil Kumar, Kanhaiyyalal, Ramesh Gupta, Anant Prabhu, Ranibala, Meghmala, Shanti Devi, Ramlal, Shamlal etc in it.

“Raseeli”(1946) had ten songs in it. Three rare (and special) songs from the movie have been covered in it.

Here is the fourth song from “Raseeli”(1946) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Sharma and Geeta Dutt. One commentator in the YT lin identified the male singer as Prem Narayan Sharma.

Gaafil Harnalvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hanuman Prasad Sharma.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

The song ends up abruptly with a few lines yet to be sung. I request our knowledgeable readers to alert us if a longer and more complee link to the song becomes available.


Song-Neh laga mukh mod gaya (Raseeli)(1946) Singers-Prem Narayan Sharma, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Gafil Harnalwi, MD-Hanuman Prasad Sharma
Both

Lyrics

neha laga mukh mod gaya aa aa aa aa
dukhiya ko tadapte chhod gaya
dukhiya ko tadapte chhod gaya aa aa

preet laga ker nanhe se ae ae
ek chanchal man ko tod gaya
ek chanchal man ko tod gaya aa aa
albeli ke to tiraani(?)
wo deewaani hai deewaani

har kadam pe thokar khaate hai ae ae
jab se preetam mukh mod gaya
jab se preetam mukh mod gaya aa aa

deepak ki jyoti door huyi
door huyi

ab kahe ae
ab kahe patanga ro ro kar
ro ro kar
ro ro kar r

is armaanon ki duniya mein ae ae ae
ghanghor andhera chhod gaya
ghanghor andhera chhod gaya aa aa
ab aan padi hai dukhiyaaran
is jeewan ke chauraahe par
is jeewan ke chauraahe par

wo baanh pakad kar beech dagar r r r…


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.

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4374 Post No. : 15716

Saga Of Sleepless Nights – 9
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aaj ki raat, ye kaisi raat
ke hum ko neend nahin aati. . .

If the previous song in the series was a lament about lonely nights and the longing that accompanies them, this song today is expressing the opposite emotion. The lovers are together, and the lady is now complaining that her lover does not have an iota of sleep in his eyes, and that she is worried for that.

The gamut of human emotions is spread out wide and far. And whatever be the emotional flavor one may select, one is sure to locate a song from Hindi films that expresses that emotion fairly accurately. Continuing with the saga of sleepless nights, here today we have a flavor of sleeplessness that is expressing a complaint against the lack of sleep on the part of the gentleman. The lady is cajoling and chiding him, trying to induce sleep in his eyes. She is asking him what toy he would like to have, and that she may bring to him that which he desires. But the imploring thread intertwined is that the lack of sleep in his eyes worries her.

Word are crafty. They are a double edge sword that say one thing and mean another. The scenario being played out on screen appears to be one of deception. Apparently Ranjeet is pursuing Navin Nischol, who in turn seems to have taken refuge at Rekha’s home. Now both Rekha and Navin Nischol are inside a room, with Ranjeet sitting outside. And the scenario being played out is as if Rekha is putting a baby to sleep inside the bolted room. The song is telling in words that a mother is trying to put a baby to sleep. That is what a person outside the room would surmise, as one listens to the words of the song emanating from the room. However, the scene, as is being played out inside, there is no baby being put to sleep. Rather, the lovers have been thrown together by themselves in the room. The lady is trying to fend off the advances of the gentleman, and is singing a complaint that there is no sleep in his eyes, and that she would rather that he would take shelter in sleep.

The word and the scenario present an interesting juxtaposition. The film is ‘Saawan Bhaadon’ from 1970. Memory serving right, I remember this film being promoted as the debut film for the lead pair of Navin Nischol and Rekha. As later inputs would clarify, technically this is not the debut film for Rekha, and that her first film ‘Do Shikari’ (1978) was eventually released after a delay of many years. I remember seeing the posters and hoardings for this film as a school going kid. And I also remember that a few songs of this film became very popular and were often played on the radio waves.

The film is produced under the banner of Deluxe Films, Bombay and is directed by Mohan Sehgal, a director of certain repute from that era. The list of actors is presented as Navin Nischal, Rekha, Shyama, Jaishri Talpade, Agha, Narendra Nath, Iftikhar, Krishan Dhawan, Ranjeet, Chandrima Bhaduri, Sushma, Madhukar, Devi Chand, Pardesi, OP Kohli, Dhruv Kumar, Ajeet Bengali, Mamaji, and Darpan Nille etc.

The films has seven songs, all from the pen of Verma Malik. The music is composed by the duo of Sonik Omi. Two songs of this film are already showcased on our blog. This is the third song to find its place here.

Today also is the remembrance day for Manohar Lal Sonik, the senior partner in this duo team of music directors. He had passed away this day (9th July) in the year 1993. This is the reminder nudge from our dear Prakashchandra ji, who has sent in the lyrics for this song.

So this was one of the lesser heard songs in its time, being overshadowed by its more popular siblings like “Sun Sun O Gulabi Kali”, “Kaan Mein Jhumka Chaal Mein Thumka” and “Aankhen Meri Maikhaana, Maikhaana, Maikhaana”. On screen the song is performed by a pre-makeover Rekha, chiding a naughty Navin Nischol, while Ranjeet is seated outside the door of the room.

Listen, view and enjoy.

Video

Audio

Song – Mera Mann Ghabraaye Teri Aankhon Mein Neend Na Aaye  (Saawan Bhaadon) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Sonik Omi

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

(crying sound of a child)
o ho ho o ho o
hmm….hmmm pchh pchh
basssh bass bass bass
hmm…hmmmm
hmm… hmmmmm
hmm…hmmm
hmmm…hmmm
hmmm….hmmm…hmm
lallalaa lallalaaa lala
hmmm…hmmm lallalaaa la
(laughing sound)

mera mann ghabraaye
teri aankhon mein neend na aaye
haaye chup ho ja
vey so jaa  saanwariyaarey
chup ho ja
vey so jaa saanwariya rey ae
mera mann ghabraaye
teri aankhon mein neend na aaye
haaye chup ho ja
vey so jaa  saanwariyaarey
chup ho ja
vey so jaa saanwariya rey ae
mera mann ghabraaye

maangta hai tu kya
chaahta hai tu kya
bol kaisa khilona main laaun
pyaar ki paalki mein
bithaa ke tujhe
apni duniya ka raja banaaun
mere sapnon ka..aa..aa
tu hai savera
mera jeevan bhi..ee..ee (infant crying sound)
ab to hai tera
tera
tera
ho o ho o oo o
mera mann ghabraaye
teri aankhon mein neend na aaye
haaye chup ho ja
vey so jaa saanwariya rey
chup ho ja
vey so jaa saanwariya rey ae
mera mann ghabraaye

apni aankhon ki main
neend de doon tujhe
aur aanchal se tujh ko hawa doon
apne kaajal ki main
doriyaan daal ke
dil ki dhadkan ka jhoola bana doon
tujh pe sadqe hai..ae ae
meri jawaani
meri jaissi ho o ho o o (infant crying sound)
teri bhi raani
raani
raani

ho o o ho o o
mera mann ghabraaye
teri aankhon mein neend na aaye
haaye chup ho ja
vey so jaa saanwariya rey
chup ho ja
vey so jaa saanwariya rey ae
mera mann ghabraaye

mera mann ghabraaye ae
hmm…hmmm
lallalaaa la

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्म॰॰॰हम्ममम
हम्म॰॰॰हम्ममममम
हम्म॰॰॰हम्मम
हम्म॰॰॰हम्ममम
हम्म॰॰॰हम्ममम॰॰॰हम्म
लल्लाला लल्लाला लाला
हम्म॰॰॰हम्मम लल्लाला ला

मेरा मन घबराए
तेरी आँखों में नींद नहीं आए
हाय चुप हो जा
वे सो जा साँवरिया रे
चुप हो जा
वे सो जा साँवरिया रे
मेरा मन घबराए
तेरी आँखों में नींद नहीं आए
हाय चुप हो जा
वे सो जा साँवरिया रे
चुप हो जा
वे सो जा साँवरिया रे
मेरा मन घबराए

मांगता है तू क्या
चाहता है तू क्या
बोल कैसा खिलौना मैं लाऊं
प्यार की पालकी
में बिठा के तुझे
अपनी दुनिया का राजा बनाऊँ
मेरे सपनों का॰॰आ॰॰आ
तू है सवेरा
मेरा जीवन भी
अब तो है तेरा
तेरा
तेरा
हो ओ हो ओ ओ ओ
मेरा मन घबराए
तेरी आँखों में नींद नहीं आए
हाय चुप हो जा
वे सो जा साँवरिया रे
चुप हो जा
वे सो जा साँवरिया रे
मेरा मन घबराए

अपनी आँखों की मैं
नींद दे दूँ तुझे
और आँचल से तुझको हवा दूँ
अपने काजल की मैं
डोरियाँ डाल के
दिल की धड़कन का झूला बना दूँ
तुझपे सदक़े है॰॰ए॰॰ए
मेरी जवानी
मेरी जैसी हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
तेरी भी रानी
रानी
रानी
हो ओ हो ओ ओ ओ
मेरा मन घबराए
तेरी आँखों में नींद नहीं आए
हाय चुप हो जा
वे सो जा साँवरिया रे
चुप हो जा
वे सो जा साँवरिया रे
मेरा मन घबराए

मेरा मन घबराए
हम्म॰॰॰हम्मम
लल्लाला ला


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4374 Post No. : 15715

“Apni Chhaaya”(1950) was directed by P L Santoshi for C R Productions. The movie had Cuckoo, Mumtaz Ali, Tiwari, Kanta Kumari, Balwant Singh, Sulochana Chatterji, Jawahar Kaul, Ramsingh, Mona, Sajjan, Dulari, Radha Krishnan etc in it.

“Apni Chhaaya”(1950) had ten songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from the movie. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. The movie had Husnlal Bhagatram and Hanuman Prasad as the music directors. Music of this song is composed by Hanuman Prasad.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Khushi ki ye ghadiyaaan mubaarak mubaarak(Apni Chhaaya)(1950) Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Hanuman Prasad Sharma

Lyrics

ye khushi ki ghadiyaan aan
mubaarak mubaarak
mubaarak mubaarak a a a k

khushi ki ye ghadiyaan
mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan
mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ye
khushi ki ye o
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan
mubaarak mubaarak

aa aa aa
huye door baadal l l l l
ghire thhe ae jo gham ke ae ae ae ae

zara dekhoon to
ghire thhe jo gham ke ae
nayi hasraton ke ae
sitaare hain chamke
aa haa
sitaare hain chamke
sitaare hain chamke

ye luta di hai sabne ye moti ki ladiyaan
luta di hai sabne ye moti ki ladiyaan
ye moti ki ladiyaan

ye moti ki ladiyaan
ye moti ki ladiyaan
ye moti ki ladiyaan
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ae
khushi ki ye o
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
rahe ganga jamuna mein aen aen
jab tak ye paani ee ee

jab tak ye paani
rahe har jubaan par
tumhaari kahaani
tumhaari kahaani
tumhaari kahaani

ye sunaayegi bulbul
sune gul o kaliyaan
sunaayegi bulbul
sune gul o kaliyaan
sune gul o kaliyaan

sune gul o kaliyaan
sune gul o kaliyaan
sune gul o kaliyaan
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ae
khushi ki ye o
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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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4373 Post No. : 15713

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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Today’s song is from the 1974 movie ‘Hawas’. This movie is mostly known by its song “Teri Galiyon Mein Na Rakkhenge Kadam“. I remember that this song was frequently played on radio and loud speakers in those years. And I too associate this movie only with this song and had never tried to listen to the other songs of this movie. And yes, I never get to watch this movie until now.

So, when our dear Prakash ji had sent a song from this movie, I was eager to know about the other songs from this movie. So far, two songs (including the song mentioned above) from this movie have been posted on the blog.

‘Hawas’ is directed by Sawan Kumar for ‘Mercury Productions’. He was also the producer, storywriter and the lyricist of this movie. The star cast includes Anil Dhawan, Neetu Singh, Bindu, Vidya Sinha, Shiv Kumar, Fariyal, Pradeep Kumar, Randhawa and Mehmood. Supported by Pichoo Kapoor, Ashok Khanna, Randhir, Asit Sen, Shera, Basant, Neelam, Nelu, Sharmilee, Jugnu, and Coca-cola. Rekha and Vinod Mehra made friendly appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie is written by Sawan Kumar while the screenplay was written by Bimal Dutt. Dialogues were written by Ameen Sayani and editing of this movie was done by YG Chouhan. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.06.1974 with ‘restricted viewing’ certificate.

This movie has five songs sung by Asha Bhonsle (four songs) and Mohd Rafi (one solo song).  Lyrics for all the five songs are written by Sawan Kumar and music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Today, 8th July is the sixty-second birth anniversary of actress Neetu Singh (born on 08th July, 1958). On this occasion here is a song from this movie picturized on her. She is lip-syncing Asha Bhonsle’s voice on the screen and many other female artists and Anil Dhawan can be seen in the picturization of this song.

I had never listened to this song earlier. It’s lovely song and grows upon if we listen to it more and more.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song – Kal Raat Us Ne Sapne Mein Mujhko Chheda (Hawas) (1974) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Saawan Kumar, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

kal raat us ne ae

kal raat us ne
sapne mein
mujhko chhedaa aa
kal raat us ne
kabhi is karwat a a a a a a
kabhi us karwat a a a
deewaana raha
kabhi tan se lipat
kabhi mann se lipat’ta
haan kal raat us ne
sapne mein
mujhko chheda
kal raat us ne

bada deewaana hai
wo to prem ke raag sunaaye
bada deewaana hai
wo to prem ke raag sunaaye
mori kori chunar
mohey lagta hai dar
kahin maili na ho jaaye
mohey paas bulaaye
main na jaaun khud aaye
use laaj na aaye
mohey ang lagaaye
phir saare deep bujhaaye
dar ke boli ee
o humjoli
kal ka waada
bilkul pakka
wo muskuraata raha aa aa
kabhi aise palat a a a a a a a a
kabhi waise palat a a a
deewaana raha
kabhi tan se lipat
kabhi mann se lipat’ta
haan kal raat us ne
sapne mein mujhko chheda
kal raat us ne

kya kiya

badaa natkhat hai wo
ban gaya re krishn kanhaai
badaa natkhat hai wo
ban gaya re krishn kanhaai
main jamuna mein
nahaane gayi
aur us ne chaal chalaayi
meri saari churaayi
meri angiyaa churaayi
main paiyyaan padi
maine binati kari
nahin maana re raam duhaayi
bola raadha
sangam hoga
main kya kehti
waada jo tha
main sharmaati rahi ee ee ee
kabhi aise simat a a a a a a a a
kabhi waise simat a a a
deewana rahaa
kabhi tan se lipat
kabhi mann se lipat’ta
haan kal raat us ne
sapne mein mujhko chheda aa aa
kal raat us ne

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कल रात उस ने ए

कल रात उस ने
सपने में
मुझको छेड़ा आ
कल रात उस ने
कभी इस करवट अ अ अ अ अ अ
कभी उस करवट अ अ अ
दीवाना रहा
कभी तन से लिपट
कभी मन से लिपटता
हाँ कल रात उस ने
सपने में
मुझको छेड़ा आ आ
कल रात उस ने

बड़ा दीवाना है
वो तो प्रेम के राग सुनाये
बड़ा दीवाना है
वो तो प्रेम के राग सुनाये
मोरी कोरी चुनर
मोहे लगता है डर
कहीं मैली ना हो जाए
मोहे पास बुलाये
मैं ना जाऊं खुद आये
उसे लाज ना आये
मोहे अंग लगाए
फिर सारे दीप बुझाए
डरके बोली
ओ हमजोली
कल का वादा
बिलकुल पक्का
वो मुस्कुराता रहा
कभी ऐसे पलट अ अ अ अ अ अ
कभी वैसे पलट अ अ अ
दीवाना रहा
कभी तन से लिपट
कभी मन से लिपटता
हाँ कल रात उस ने
सपने में
मुझको छेड़ा आ आ
कल रात उस ने

क्या किया

बड़ा नटखट है वो
बन गया रे कृष्ण कन्हाई
बड़ा नटखट है वो
बन गया रे कृष्ण कन्हाई
मैं जमुना में
नहाने गयी
और उस ने चाल चलाई
मेरी साड़ी चुराई
मेरी अंगियां चुराई
मैं पैय्यां पड़ी
मैंने बिनती करी
नहीं माना रे राम दुहाई
बोला राधा
संगम होगा
मैं क्या कहती
वादा जो था
मैं शर्माती रही
कभी ऐसे सिमट अ अ अ अ अ अ
कभी वैसे सिमट अ अ अ
दीवाना रहा
कभी तन से लिपट
कभी मन से लिपटता
हाँ कल रात उस ने
सपने में
मुझको छेड़ा आ आ
कल रात उस ने


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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4373 Post No. : 15711 Movie Count :

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Today’s song is from a film of early cinema-Bharosa-1940. There was a film of the same name- Bharosa in 1963, but the stories were entirely different. That film was more popular for Mehmood-Shubha Khote’s side story. Today’s film Bharosa-40 was made by Minerva Movietone. It was quite a serious film with an unusual, daring story for its time. The history of making this film is very interesting.

Sohrab Modi, in his earlier career used to work as an actor in his elder Brother’s – Rustom’s- ” Arya Subodh Natak Mandali “. After the Talkie films started, they felt it to be a threat to their stage dramas and decided to make Talkie films. ” Stage film company” was established in 1935 and to play safe, they decided to film their most popular drama ‘ Hamlet aka Khoon ka Khoon’ and market it, followed by their next best hit drama ‘Saeed E Havas aka King John’. Accordingly both were filmed and released as Talkie films. Unfortunately, their hopes were belied. Most people, having seen these dramas, did not see the films. The Modi brothers realised that making a Talkie film was a different ball game altogether !

They floated Minerva Movietone and produced the film ‘ Atma Tarang-37’. Those days Modi was influenced by Ramkrishna Mission teachings. Bachelor Modi used a story of ‘Celibacy’ (ब्रह्मचर्य ). In the period of 1935 to 1940, many Romantic films by Bombay Talkies and others were attracting the audience. People expressed their displeasure by not coming to this film. Consequently, this first film of Minerva Movietone also flopped. Luckily another film “Khan Bahadur’ was also made at the same time and this clicked.

Sohrab Modi understood and decided to make films on social issues, like Prabhat and New Theatres. Accordingly, he first made ‘Meetha Zaher’-38 on the evil of drinking alcohol, ‘ Jailor-38’ on illicit passion and ‘Divorce-38’ on separation after marriage. After a breather – Pukar-39 – he ended his quartet of reform Films with ‘Bharosa-40’. This film handled a very unusual subject like ” unintended Incest ” .(In 1941, film Bahen also touched on this topic subtly). According to the comments in magazine Film India,of those times,this film was not as successful as expected. Possibly due to the background of a more successful film ‘Pukar’, only the earlier year. Chandra Mohan was a common actor in both films, naturally his roles were compared by all.

The film was directed by Modi and the music was composed by G P Kapoor, who was a director (Nazrana-42), Singer and MD for 5 films, including Bharosa-40. Film’s story, screenplay, dialogues and songs were written by L C Bismil. The cast of the film was Chandra Mohan, Sardar Akhtar, Mazhar khan, Maya Devi, Sheela, Naval, Eruch Tarapore, Gulab, Menaka, Ram Apte and others. The film was released on 15th August 1940 at Minerva Theatre, Bombay. The story of the film Bharosa-40 was…..Gyan(Mazhar khan) and Rasik(Chandra Mohan) are good friends. When Gyan has to go to Africa, he leaves his wife-Shobha(Sardar Akhtar) with Rasik and his wife Rambha(Maya Devi). Rasik has always liked Shobha secretly and he develops intimacy with her. When Rambha goes to Maika, these two come together and Shobha gets pregnant. She delivers a daughter-Indira(Sheela).

As Indira and Madan(Naval)-Rasik’s son, grow together, they fall in love. Meanwhile Shobha dies and Gyan decides to marry Indira and Madan, though, knowing the secret, Rasik resists this marriage. But Gyan has his way and the marriage takes place. Rasik feels remorseful and reveals the truth to the newly married couple, who are actually Brother and Sister. Both commit suicide.

In the issue of Film India of September 1940, Baburao patel appreciated the direction of Sohrab Modi and called this film a better film than Pukar-39. The name of Maya Devi is not known much. Maya Devi was from Bombay and started her career from silent films in 1928 with Anarkali by imperial. Her first Talkie film was Kunwari ya widhva-35. Her real name was Leela. She became a favourite of Bombay Talkies and she did 6 films with them in 37 and 38. In all she did 5 silent films and 31 Talkie films till 1949. Her last film in India was Raaz-49. She got married with a Muslim and then migrated to Pakistan, where she did 19 films and then retired in 1964. Her first film in Pakistan was Phere-1949. She died in Lahore on 1-2-67. She did films in Gujarati and Punjabi also.

Another new name is Eruch Tarapore. He was a distant relative of Sohrab Modi and he worked only in Modi’s films. He worked in 16 films, right from Modi’s first film Hamlet-35 up to 1948. Eruch sang one song each in 3 films, Meetha zehar-38, Jailor-38 and Phir milenge-43. He died in 1948.

Sohrab Modi was a very strict person and when he entered the studio, there used to be total silence.C Ramchandra had spent the first 3 years of his career in Minerva and learnt the basics of composing music, under different MDs employed by Minerva. In due course, he became a big name and very successful. He described one memory associated with Minerva and Modi to film historian Isak Mujawar thus…

When Sohrab Modi sent a call to him to come for composing songs for one of his films, C Ramchandra remembered all this. While in Minerva, he knew Modi as a strict disciplinarian and a kind soul. In the subsequent period, C Ramchandra was impressed with the extraordinary success of Minerva movies like Pukar-39, Sikander-41 and Prithwi Vallabh-43. Afterall, his and Minerva’s careers had started together only ! Though he had become a famous and successful Music Director now with films like Shehnai, Saajan, Nadiya ke paar and Khidki etc amongst his 30 odd films, he went to meet Modi.

There was a tremendous change in circumstances when he left Minerva in 1938. When Minerva requested him to work for them in 1948, he had become so big that he could have easily refused to work for them, but he was not ungrateful. C Ramchandra has described this meeting to one of his friends, Isak Mujawar thus…

” When I entered the office of Minerva, after 10 years, I realised that while I had grown in my stature, Minerva had lost some of its sheen and its place among the top studios. Whatever I had learned while working here had made my foundation so strong that I could never repay Minerva’s debt fully. As I entered, I saw the same tall, well built Sohrab Modi and by his side Mehtab was sitting next to him. As soon as I crossed the door, both of them stood up. I was embarrassed. I went ahead and touched his feet. He murmured something and hugged me. I did Namaste to Mehtab ji. Modi talked briefly about his film and their expectations about the music. Then with a little hesitation, he asked me for my fees. I smiled and said, “Give me just One Rupee, sir. That’s my fees for Minerva”. However, they did not agree and a nominal token fee was fixed. I signed the contract “.

Those were the days when artistes gratefully acknowledged the help they received in their early careers !

Today’s song is sung by Menakabai. This is a Same name Confusion case. There were two Menakas. One singing this song was from Bombay.

Menaka/Menakabai / Menakabai Shirodkar ( Bombay )
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Menaka was born in Lahore in or around 1910. She was from a professional singer family and got training in classical singing. The family was originally from Belgaon and her maiden name was Menaka Belgaonkar. Later she was married and became Menaka Shirodkar.

At the age of 23-24 she landed in Bombay to try her luck in films. In those days such girls from singing families used to get into films easily, due to their singing capability. She joined Minerva and sang in their films, starting with Pukar-39,in which she got only one song.
She was more interested in classical singing and hence concentrated on singing more than acting. However, she did act in 5 films, in which she also sang.

After her film Gul Bakavli-47 she devoted her full time in singing and holding jalsas. Soon she became a known figure in singing circles. After marriage she got two daughters. One of them Shobha became a famous singer and was known as Shobha Gurtu.

After her singing was over Menakabai Shirodkar-as she came to be known later- retired and settled in Ponda,Goa.

She died on 23-12-2003 at the age of around 93 years.

Filmography-
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Title Comments
Pukar-39 1 solo song
Paak Daman-40 Acting and 3 solos+ 1 Duet
Main Haari-40 1 solo, 2 Duets
Bharosa-40 Acting and 2 solos, 1 Duet
Sikandar-41 1 solo
Ulti Ganga-42 1 solo, 1 Trio
Phir milenge-42 Acting and 3 solos
Prithwi Vallabh-43 2 solos, 2 Duets and 1 Trio
Bhakta Raidas-43 Acting and 1 Duet as Menakabai
Dr. Kumar-44 1 solo
Gul Bakavali-47 Acting and 4 solos, a Duet..all as Menakabai

With today’s song film Bharosa-1940 makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song-Naach rahi hai Maaya Maaya (Bharosa)(1940) Singer- Menaka Bai (Bombaywali), Lyricist-Lalchand Bismil Peshawari, MD- G P Kapoor

Lyrics

Naach rahi hai Maaya Maaya
Naach rahi hai Maaya Maaya
Naach rahi hai Maaya
Naach rahi hai Maaya Maaya
Naach rahi hai Maaya
ma ga re sa re sa ma ga pa ma ga
ma ga dha ni
dha pa dha ni dha pa sa
sa re sa
da ni dha
??la sabke saath milaaya
??la sabke saath milaaya
n n n n n n n n
naach rahi hai Maaya Maaya
naach rahi hai Maaya

Baaj rahi hai anvat(?) veena
naach rahi hai ?? Maaya
Baaj rahi hai anvat(?) veena
naach rahi hai ?? Maaya

saat suran mein ?? bandhe(?) hain
saat suran mein ?? bandhe(?) hain
?? apna rang jamaaya
apna apna rang jamaaya
n n n n n n n n
naach rahi hai Maaya Maaya
naach rahi hai Maaya

Maaya
naache
Maaya
dekhe
Maaya ne hai swaang banaaya
Maaya ne hai swaang banaaya
ajab khilaadi hai ye maaya
ajab khilaadi hai ye maaya
jisne ye adbhut khel rachaaya
jisne ye adbhut khel rachaaya
n n n n n n n n
naach rahi hai Maaya Maaya
naach rahi hai Maaya


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4372 Post No. : 15709

“Jawaani”(1942) was directed by Wajahat Mirza for National Studios, Bombay. The movie had Surendra, Jyoti, Husn Banu, Kayamali, Agha, Nawab, Dulari, Gulzar, A. R. Kabul, Sankata Prasad etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Three song from the movie has been covered in the blog in the past.

Today (7 July 2020) is the 106th birth anniversary of Anil Biswas (7 July 1914 – 31 May 2003).

On this occasion, here is the fourth song from “Jawaani”(1942) to appear in the blog. This song ois sung by Surendra. Aarzoo Lucknowi is the lyricist of this song. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Only the audio of this song is available, but it is clear that the song was picturised on Surendra himself.

The audio is not very clear and some of the lyrics noted by me do not make sense to me, so I may have erred at a few places in the lyrics. I request our knowledgeable readers to help point out the errors as applicable.


Song-Roothhe ko hai manaana (Jawaani)(1942) Singer-Surendra, Lyrics-Aarzoo Lucknowi, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

Roothhe ko hai manaana
Roothhe ko hai manaana aa aa
dukh deta hai khatakta kaanta
dukh deta hai khatakta kaanta
sooli se hai banaana
sooli se hai banaana aa aa
Roothhe ko hai manaana
Roothhe ko hai manaana

humko bhi hai chupke chupke
humko bhi hai chupke chupke
prem ka bal dikhlaana aa aa
prem ka bal dikhlaana aa
thhandi saansen ae ae ae
thhandi saansen seekh rahin hain
hawa ka rukh paltaana
Roothhe ko hai manaana
Roothhe ko hai manaana aa
Roothhe ko hai manaana

Ye hai badalti rut ka chakkar
is’se kya ghabraana aa aa
is’se kya ghabraana
Ye hai badalti rut ka chakkar
is’se kya ghabraana aa aa
is’se kya ghabraana
loot’ti jaati barkha tujhko
yahin hai laut ke aana aa
loot’ti jaati barkha tujhko
yahin hai laut ke aana
Roothhe ko hai manaana
Roothhe ko hai manaana aa
Roothhe ko hai manaana aa aa
dukh deta hai khatakta kaantaa
dukh deta hai khatakta kaantaa
sooli se hai banaana
sooli se hai banaana aa aa
Roothhe ko hai manaana
Roothhe ko hai manaana aa
Roothhe ko hai manaana


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4372 Post No. : 15708

“Jungle Ka Jawaahar” (1952) was a Basant Pictures production movie. It was directed by Homi Wadia. The movie had John Cawas, Nadia, Dalpat, Goldstein, Shapur, Agha, Abdulla etc in it.

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

Today is the 102nd birth anniversary of Saraswati Kumar Deepak (7 july 1918-8 july 1986). While searching the dates of his anniversaries, I drew a blank on google. So it turns out that the anniversary page of this blog is perehaps one of the very few places online where these dates are available.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Jungle Ka Jawaahar”(1952). This song is sung by Shyam Sundar (singer) and Sulochana Kadam. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madholal Damodar Master.

The song picturised as a Tarzan and Jane kind of picturisation. My guess is that the actors are the famous John Cawas and Nadia. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

The lyrics are cute. The city slicker gentleman wants to introduce the lady to the charms of Big cities like Bombay and Delhi, but the lady, comfortable is jungle, wants none of that.

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

Video

Song-Shrimati shrimati aao aao (Jungle Ka Jawaahar)(1952) Singers-Shyam Sundar, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Madholal Damodar Master

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

O o
shrimati
shrimati
Aao aao aao
Aao o
O na na na na
Na main aaun

Tu aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

Nayi duniya dikhaaun
Na na na na main aaun
Nayi duniya dikhaaun
Na na na na main aaun
Albeli dikhlaaun main
Chamak damak
Nayi duniya ki
Ja ja
Albeli dikhlaaun main
Chamak damak
Nayi duniya ki
Sun meri pyaari baat
Na na na na
Sharmeeli chal tu saath
Chhod de jungle ka mangal
Badhaa de
Badhaa de apna haath
Na na na na
Haan haan haan haan
Haa

Main tere haath na aaun
Pedon mein
Pedon mein ja chhip jaaun
Main tere haath na aaun
Pedon mein ja chhip jaaun

Sharmeeli dikhlaaun main
Tadak bhadak nayi duniya ki
o meri pyaari ??
sharmeeli chal tu saath
Chhod de jungle ka mangal
Badhaa de apna haath
Na na na
Na na na
na na na na

Aa jungle ki billi
Billi?
Aa jungle ki billi
Tujhe dikhaaun dilli
Dilli se bambai le jaaun
Motor mein juhu dikhlaaun
Na na na na
Na na na na
Na main aaun

Aa jungle ki billi
Tujhe dikhaaun dilli
Dilli se bambai le jaaun
Motor mein juhu dikhlaaun
Halwa khilaaun
Laddoo khilaaun
Chaupaati ki chaat khilaaun
Halwa khilaaun
Laddoo khilaaun
Chaupaati ki chaat khilaaun

Is jungle ko chhod ke
Chau

Chaupaati
Chaupaati na aaun
Haan main chaupaati na aaun

Bambai le jaaun
Raani banaaun
Na na na na na
Achhi achhi film dikhaaun
Achhi achhi film dikhaaun
La la laa
Oon oon oon
Jo kal ??
Sheesh mahal ??
Jo kal??
Sheesh mahal ??
Mila pardesi mehmaan
Ab to kehna mera maan
Jo kal ??
Sheesh mahal ??
Mila pardesi mehmaan
Ab to kehna mera maan
O Na na na
Haan haan haan haan

Nayi duniya dikhaaun
Na na na na main aaun
Albeli dikhlaaun main
Chamak damak
Nayi duniya ki
Sun meri pyaari baat
Pyaari baat
Sharmeeli chal tu saath
Chal tu saath
Chhod de jungle ka mangal
Badhaa de apna haath
Badhaa de apna haath
Badhaa de apna haath
Teri meri Jodi niraali hai
Matwaali hai
Nakhrewaali hai
Teri meri Jodi niraali hai
Ma ma ma ma matwaali hai
Nakhre nakhre nakhre nakhrewaali hai
Nakhre
Nakhre
Nakhre
Nakhrewaali hai
Teri meri Jodi niraali hai


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“Mahasati Behula”(1964) was directed by Shanti Kumar for Adarshlok, Bombay. The movie had Mahipal, Jaimala, Lalita Pawar, Niranjan Sharma, Ulhas, Mridula etc in it.

This by now forgotten mythological movie had nine songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Today (5 July 2020) is the 38th remembrance day of Bharat Vyas (6 January 1918-5 July 1982 ). As a tribute to this legendary lyricist, who worked mostly in mythological movies, here is another song from “Mahasati Behula”(1964).

Like the first song, this song too is a duet which is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mukesh. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Shivram.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that this song is picturised on Mahipal and Jaimala.

This song mentions “poonam ka chaand” and that makes this song a topical song, seeing that today is poornima (guru poornima). In addition, today this poonam ka chaand is also figuring in a chandragrahan, the third chandragrahan for the year 2020.

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


Song-Chamke chaand poonam ka (Mahasati Behula)(1964) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Mukesh, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Shivram
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Do man magan jab naache
Pariyon ke ghunghar baaje

Priyatam mere rang raache
Sapne hue sab saanche
Ghunghat
Aa aa aa aa aa
Ghunghat ude resham ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

Jab tak hain chaand sitaare
Honge nahin hum nyaare
Ganga ki hum lehren hain
Jamuna ke hum hain kinaare
Sangam
Aa aa aa aa
aa aa
Sangam hai apne milan ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

Sapnon mein tum ho chhaaye
Dhadkan mein tum hi samaaye
Duniya ne jaal bichhaaye
Hum tum bichhad na paaye

Goonje
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Goonje geet sargam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka


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