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

This is the 15300th song post in the blog

Blog Day : 4138 Post No. : 15300

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 49
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Welcome all to this post under this series where I am presenting yet another song from the Seventies. The last post presented in this series was also presented by me that too was a song from the year 1973.

The song under discussion is also from a movie of 1973.

Ever since Atul ji started this series it has become my routine to regularly check for movies which are eligible to be discussed in the series in the forthcoming month. I try to find movies that triggers long dormant memories of those days, associated either with the movies or their songs.

I may not necessarily have watched all those movies. In some cases it is only the songs from these movies, frequently being played on the radio or loudspeakers may have left lasting memories in my mind.

The movie for today’s song is a case inn point. I have not watched this movie till now, but I remember its song ‘tere naam ka deewaana, tere dar ko dhoondhtaa hai’ which was arguably the most popular of all the songs of this movie, as it was frequently played on the radio then. I did not like this song those days. Nevertheless this was the song and not any other songs that I associate with its movie.

After many years I listened to ‘honi to hoke rahegi anhoni naa hoye’ and liked it very much.

One more song from this movie which was popular and was played on radio and loudspeakers is the song being presented today. It was only after I browsed the list for the pending songs from this movie that I get to know that this song was from this movie ‘Suraj Aur Chandaa’.

I was surprised when I find that this song has not been posted on the blog till now.

As mentioned above I had not watched this movie or its songs till now. It was during the preparation of this post that I watched the video of this song for the first time.

Despite their popularity, popular none of these songs made it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year.

Before going into the song let us have a look on the movies represented on the blog ten years ago this day 16th November 2009;

Movies represented on the blog on 16.11.2009 (in descending order);

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gaaon mein peepal peepal ki chhainyya Suraj Aur Chandaa-1973 03 of 06 songs posted
Sajanwaa bairi ho gaye hamaar Teesri Kasam-1966 All Songs Covered in the blog

‘Sooraj Aur Chandaa-1973’ or ‘Suraj Aur Chandaa’ was directed by T. Madhava Rao for ‘Suraj Films, Madras’. (It was a costume drama movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol V). It was produced by A.V. Subramaniam. It had Sanjeev Kumar, Meeta (new discovery), Sujeet Kumar, Jagdeep, Lakshmi Chhaya, Shyama, Jairaj, Sajjan, Krishna Kant, Mukri, Ram Mohan, Herucles, Lalita Kumari, Sujata, Mona, Kamal, Bhimraj, Arun Kumar, Prem Kumar, Ravindra and others. Banda makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by B. Vittalacharya, and dialogues were written by Raj Baldev Raj. Editing of this movie was done by G.G. Krishna Rao.

The movie was passed by Censor Board on 22.05.1973.

This movie had total six songs penned by Anand Bakshi and composed to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Three out of the six songs have been posted on the blog earlier.

Today’s song is the fourth songsfrom this movie to appear on the blog. The song is picturized on Bindu and Sanjeev Kumar where Bindu is lip syncing in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. Also, there are snakes around in the picturisation of this song.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

Editor’s note:-This song was quite a well known and hummable song of 1970s. It was a song which one heard without necessaily being aware of its details.

From the lyrics, one would guess that a lady is singing about her beloved who has come from far off.

When one watches the picturisation, all such assumptions get thrown out of the window. What one watches in the picturisation is something mind blowing, inadvertently so.

The song is a “naagin” song, in which a “naagin” is singing this love song to her beloved. “Naagin” is played by Bindu and Sanjeev Kumar is her beloved.

“Naagin”(1954) provided the template of all “Naagin” movies, but this movie “Suraj Aur Chanda” (1973) takes that template to a different plane altogether.

In all other “Naagin” movies, a snake charmer (Sapera) plays the been and the female snake (invariably ichhaadhaari naagin) would turn into a human female and would then perform a dance.In this song, it is different. Here it is the snakes who play the “been” (yes seriously, just watch the picturisation). The snakes do not just play the been, they play the whole orchestra including instruments like Dholak, Tabla, Sitar etc as well. 🙂 And the lead snake Bindu performs the dance.

Snakes playing the music ! It is something unprecedented in the annals of Hindi movies ! I am not aware of any such instance in any other movie.

What an idea ! In my younger days, I would laugh at such a picturisation, but now, I can only be amused at the weirdly imaginative brain of the person behind the picturisation of this song.

This song deserves special recognition, especially for its picturisation.

We in this blog hereby make this song the century song of the blog.

THIS song is the 15300th song post in the blog. This song, marking the 153th century post of the blog is a “special” song in its own way. Picturisation of this song can keep people amused for hours ! 🙂

It appears that Laxmikant Pyarelal had specialised in being music directors of “Naagin” movies of that era. He would compose music for such well known “Naagin” movies like “Nageena”(1986)and “Nigaahen”(1989)” as well. These movies had Sridevi as the ichchaadhaari naagin. Remember ‘balma tum balma ho mere khaali naam ke’ 🙂 ?

So, with this amusingly picturised song, the blog completes another century. An agonisingly slow century that took 72 days. Very much in line with the slowing economy. 🙂

But on a different note, as many as 35 movies made their debut and three movies got YIPPEED during this period.

Thanks are due to all the supporters, well wishers, contributors, regulars and visitors whose continues support ensures that this musical bandwagon keeps chugging along on and on.


Song-Poorab disha se pardesi aaya (Suraj Aur Chanda)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Purab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Man ka wo meet ban ke ae
pritam ki preet ban ke
Preet ka geet ban ke
honthhon pe aaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

Jab se wo aaya aa aa
neend naa aayi
Jab se wo aaya aa aa
neend naa aayi
neend jo aayi o Ram duhaayi
sapnon mein aa ke mujhe
neend se jagaaya aa aa
neend se jagaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

O o o o o o o
O o o o o o o

O o o o o o o o
O o o o o o o o

jhoom ke maine ae li angdaayi
jhoom ke maine ae li angdaayi
jab sapere ne been bajaayi
naagin pe jaane kaisa jaadu chalaaya aa
jaadu chalaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

Poochho naa meri ee prem kahaani
Poochho naa meri ee prem kahaani
Ban gayi main to o aisi deewaani
Saara zamaana uski yaad mein bhulaaya aa
Yaad mein bhulaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Man ka wo meet ban ke ae
preetam ki preet banke
Preet ka geet ban ke
honthhon pe aaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

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(Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
मन का वो मीत बनके ए
प्रीतम की प्रीत बनके
प्रीत का गीत बनके
होंठों पे आया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

जब से वो आया आ आ
नींद ना आयी
जब से वो आया आ आ
नींद ना आयी
नींद जो आयी ओ राम दुहाई
सपनों में आ के मुझे
नींद से जगाया आ आ
नींद से जगाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

झूम के मैंने ए ली अंगडाई
झूम के मैंने ए ली अंगडाई
जब सपेरे ने बीन बजाई
नागिन पे जाने कैसा जादू चलाया
जादू चलाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

पूछो ना मेरी ई प्रेम कहानी
पूछो ना मेरी ई प्रेम कहानी
बन गयी मैं तो ओ ऐसी दीवानी
सारा ज़माना उसकी याद में भुलाया
याद में भुलाया

पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
मन का वो मीत बनके ए
प्रीतम की प्रीत बनके
प्रीत का गीत बनके
होंठों पे आया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

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Blog Day : 4138 Post No. : 15299

“Warrant”(1961) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for Shanti Niketal Films, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Raj Kumar, Shakila, Cuckoo, Helen, Dhumal, Raj Mehra, Baburao etc in it.

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

Today (16 november 2019) is the remembrance day of Roshan (14 July 1917 – 16 November 1967). On this occasion, here is the second song from “Warrant”(1961) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

Only the audio of the song is available. It sounds like a club dance song to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as the picturisation of this song.


Song-Le gaya dil nikaal ke (Warrant)(1961) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

le gaya dil nikaal ke
bin poochhe
o bin poochhe anaari
anaari
de gaya gham kamaal ke
bin maange
o bin maange anaari
anaari
hic
haaye

kal sadak par mil gaya thha ek begaana aa
kal sadak par mil gaya thha ek begaana aa
mujhse bola maangta hoon tujhko apnaana
dar gayi main
mar gayi main
kar gayi main haaye
khel khela kamaal ke
hic
khel khela kamaal ke
nainon ka
ho nainon ka khilaari
anaari
de gaya gham kamaal ke
bin maange
o bin maange anaari
anaari

roop mera phir milaaya chaand taaron se ae
roop mera phir milaaya chaand taaron se ae
pyaar apna phir milaaya gulbahaaron se
maine jaana
hai deewaana
thha sayaana haaye
rakhte kab tak sambhaal ke
haan
rakhte kab tak sambhaal ke
khud ko main
ho khud ko main bechaari
anaari
de gaya gham kamaal ke
bin maange
o bin maange anaari
anaari
aan
hic
haaye

aankhon aankhon maine bheji pyaar ki arzi
aankhon aanhkon maine bheji pyaar ki arzi
baaton baaton maine poochhi pyaar ki marzi
majnu chhaila
dil ka maila
bola laila haaye
maana bulbul ko daal ke
hic
maana bulbul ko daal ke
pinjre mein
ho pinjre mein shikaari
anaari
hic
haaye


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

Blog Day : 4138 Post No. : 15298

Today’s song is from film Manzil-1936.

The film was made by Calcutta’s New Theatres. It was directed by P C Barua – who also acted in the film. P C Barua (24-10-1903 to 29-11-1951) had acted in 8 Hindi films and directed 14 films in Hindi. In film Jawab-42, he even sang one song. The lyricists for this film were Arzoo Lucknowi and A H Shor. The music was composed by R C Boral, duly assisted by Pankaj Mullick. Though there were 9 songs in the film, it seems only 4 songs were issued on commercial records. 2 songs are already discussed and today’s song will be the 3rd song from Manzil-36. The cast of the film was Jamuna, Molina Devi, P C Barua, Prithvirasj Kapoor, Nimo, K C Dey, Harimati, Sitara, Shor etc.etc.

In the first decade of Talkie films, films made by New Theatres, Calcutta were more popular than Hindi films made in Bombay. There were 3 reasons. One- Bangla films were strong on story content. Two- music was appealing – especially of Saigal films and three- their distribution network was very wide and strong, thereby reaching a larger audience. It covered, South, West, North, in addition to East and Burma.

The story content was strong, because almost every film was based on famous Bangla novels. This ensured that the audience was familiar with the theme and now they wanted to see and hear the characters from the book. Film makers from Bengal were all well educated and rarely resorted to made up stories. They invariably made films on famous novels. Films from Bombay were made either from folk tales, Parsi-Gujarati- Marathi stage dramas or on stories cooked up by the so called ” story Departments” of the studios.

While there were films based on stories by authors from many languages, the most such films were based on works from Bengal.The reasons were simple. The film makers from and in Bengal were educated and secondly,those film makers who shifted from Calcutta to Bombay, followed the same pattern. Thus many films were made on novels from Bengal. One name stands out ,whose works outnumber all other authors on whose novels Hindi films were made and that name is SARAT CHANDRA CHATTOPADHYAYA (Chatterjee)-1876-1938.

Other famous authors like Bankimchandra Chatterjee etc. were also used, but to my knowledge, more films were based on Sarat Babu’s novels. Except perhaps Devdas, his novels generally were spun around misunderstandings between Lovers,friends, relatives etc. and ended with happy events. These were entertaining, surely.

Some of his novels on which films were made are…

1. Devdas…1935,55,2002 and 2009. 16 films in 7 languages
2. Parineeta…1953 and 2005
3. Swami…1977(H) and 2008(B) (Antaratma)
4. Apne paraye…1980 (Nishkriti)
5. Chhoti Bahu…71 and 84 (Bindur Chhele)
6. Iti Shrikant…2004 (Shrikant)
7. Khushboo…54 and 75 (Pandit Mashai)
8. Majhli Didi…67 (Mejdidi)
9. Manzil…36 (Grihdaah)
10. Biraj Bahu…54 (Biraj Bahu)
11. Mana Desam…49 NTR’s Debut…Telugu (Vipradas)
12. Vagdanam-61 Telugu (Datta)
( This list is only indicative and not exhaustive)

Today we will listen to a song from film MANZIL-1936, produced by New Theatres, Calcutta. This film is based on Sarat’s “GRIH DAAH” (The inflammed Home).

The novel Grih Daah was first serialised in Bangla paper ‘Bharatbarsha’ in 1919. The novel was published on 20-3-1920 in Calcutta. The central theme of the novel was the conflict between the Bramho Samaj and the Traditionalists in those days.

To understand this theme one must know the background. In the late 19th century BRAMHO SAMAJ was established in Bengal by those Bramhins/ Bhadraloks who thought that it was now time for the Renaisance of the Bramhins who were stuck in the age old outdated customs and rituals. But there was a large group who strongly believed in Traditional ways, values and the customs. In the end of 19th century and the begining of 20th century this battle between these two groups became fierce. Bramhos wanted to be upto date with modern times.

Saratchandra belonged to the Tradionalists. Most of his novels advocated this. Ofcourse,his novels had captivating situations, literary values and very firm and strong Heroines which made his novels very popular. His stories were mostly woman-centric.

One point I must admire in Bengali film makers and that is that they were very loyal and true to the storylines on which the films were made. There was neither compromise nor ” Cinematic liberties” taken at all.

Manzil-36 was a story of this conflict.

MAHIM (Pramathesh Barua) is a poor but educated young man. His friend Suresh (Prithviraj Kapoor) is a rich playboy. ACHALA ( Jamuna ) is brought up in a modern Bramho family, who has the liberty to choose her own life partner. Both Suresh and Mahim love Achala. She chooses Mahim, impressed with his intellectual power and education, though she is also impressed with the riches of Suresh. After marriage, both move to another town. In a short time Achala gets disillusioned about Mahim, due to his poverty. She remembers Suresh. Once Mahim gets this doubt and they fight. Their relations become strained. Mahim falls ill seriously. Meanwhile Suresh arrives in that town and meets Achala. While treating and nursing Mahim, Achala is in two minds.

One day she elopes with Suresh, but in a month’s time she realises her blunder. She sees the playboy ways of Suresh and realises that he is not loving her truly. With remorse, she shows the courage to return to her husband Mahim. He also,with great magnanimity,forgives her and accepts her. Thus the traditional principals have won over the modern outlook.

The cast of this film includes Jamuna and Molina Devi, about whom, not much information was available here. Jamuna’s name is a ” same name confusion” case. I know atleast 3 Jamunas, who worked in Hindi films. Luckily, they all operated in almost different time periods, still Internet makes lot of mistakes in their Filmographies.

Jamuna ( 10-10-1919 to 24-11-2005) was the fourth of the six daughters of Puran Gupta, a resident of a village near Agra, India. Each of the sisters was named after an Indian river like Ganga, Jamuna, Bhagirathi etc. As destiny would have it, Jamuna came to reside in Calcutta, a leading film producing city in India. Originally from Gauripur of Assam’s Goalpara district (undivided), Jamuna was married to the legendary actor director Pramathesh Barua, or P.C. Barua, who died in 1951. She began her acting career in her husband’s famous production Devdas in 1936 and was the film’s lead character Parvati or Paro. She went on to make a number of memorable movies in Assamese, Bengali and Hindi, notably Amiri, Mukti, Adhikar and Sesh Uttar. She stopped acting after Barua died.

Jamuna made her film debut in the 1930s and played a small role in Mohabbat Ki Kasauti (1934), Hindi version of Rooplekha (Bengali), directed by P.C. Barua. A romance started although Barua, hailing from the native Indian state of Gauripur, Assam, was already twice married. As the actress, who was to play Parbati in Barua’s next venture Devdas (1935) reported inability to attend the studio on the very first day of shooting, Jamuna was called from Barua’s residence (she was living with him by then) and was asked to get down to work straight away without any preparation whatsoever. Thus she came to be the first Parbati of Indian talkies- Miss Light had played the role in the silent version of the enormously popular Sarat Chandra novel. Aishwarya Rai happens to the last so far and Devdas has been made and re-made a number of times. Jamuna played the same role in the Hindi version also and was accepted in this very first proper exposure as an actress in her own right.

She continued to act in Barua’s films like Grihadaha (1936), Maya (1936), Adhikar (1939), Uttarayan (1941), Shesh Uttar (1942), Chander Kalanka (1944) and the respective Hindi versions of each film. Barua had left the prestigious New Theatres in 1940 and was directing as well as producing his films. Thereafter she acted in a number of Barua directed Hindi movies like Amiree, Pehchan and Iran Ki Ek Raat. These films however did not add to the prestige of either to Barua or to Jamuna. Jamuna also acted outside Barua direction in three Bengali films Debar (1943) and Nilanguriya (1943) where she proved herself without Barua’s influence. Her last film Malancha (1953) was also outside Barua’s direction. She also starred in its Hindi version Phulwari (1953).

Barua’s death in 1951 when he was only 48 changed Jamuna’s life altogether. She had three sons by Barua, Deb Kumar, Rajat and Prasun. They were all minors at the time and the Gauripur estate refused to take any of their responsibilities. She had to wage a legal battle with the powerful and influential royal family to get her and her children’s dues and recognition. Time settled the matters and she was allowed ownership of the house with its vast adjoining land and also an allowance. Jamuna spent the rest of her life after Barua as a housewife, busy in bringing up her minor sons. She had to complete the unfinished film Malancha of course but bid adieu to the film industry soon after. Later in her life she did attend a number of functions to celebrate the centennial year of husband P.C. Barua and received felicitations from the Government of India and the state Government of Assam as the first Parbati of Indian talkies.

Her last days were not very comfortable and she was bedridden for more than six months prior to her death. She is survived by her three sons and their families and a host of relatives. According to her family members, she had been ill for some time, and the cause of death was illness related to old age. She died at her residence in South Kolkata. She had acted in 13 Hindi films. Her last film was Phulwari-51.

Molina being an uncommon name there was no other actress of this name. Molina Devi was born in 1917. She received training in acting from Aparesh Mukherjee, and made her debut, at the age of 8, in a silent movie. She was acknowledged as one of the leading actresses of the Bengali stage, with her professional career spanning more than three decades.

In 1924, she debuted in a silent film while at the age of 8 and thereafter worked as dancer mainly in the mythological and historical plays. She performed some memorable roles in Bengali as well as Hindi films. She got a break through in Puran Bhagat and, Molina played the title role in the movie, Rani Rasmani. She took various roles, even vamps in her early career such as in Pramathesh Barua’s Rajat Jayanti in 1939. She also directed a Kolkata based theatre troupe, M. G. Enterprises.

Molina worked in Rangana theatre as chief artist. She performed as a singer on radio and contributed for formation of Mahila Silpi Mahal, a welfare association for female artists of Bengal. Molina Devi’s high creative excellence had found expression in such diverse media as the stage, the film and the radio. As a founder of the M. G. Enterprise, now in its twenty-third year, she had been responsible for the success of such well-known plays as ‘Thakur Sri Sri’, ‘Rani Rasmoni’, ‘Jagatbandhu’ and ‘Bholagiri’.

She had been honoured and decorated by many eminent organisations and learned bodies. For her eminence in the field of Drama and her contribution to its enrichment , Molina Devi received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting.

Her first husband was Jolu Boral and the second husband was actor Gurudas Banerjee.

Molina died on 13 August 1977 in Kolkata. She acted in 22 Hindi films. Her first Hindi film was Raaj Rani Meera-33 and last film was Babla-53. She also sang 11 songs in 4 Hindi films.

The singer of today’s song, Harimati Dua was one of the three singers of the First playbback song in Hindi Film History recorded for film Dhoop Chhaon-1935, along with Parul Ghosh and Suprova Sarkar.

She acted in 2 films and sang 9 songs in few films like, Manzil, Dhoop chhaaon, Maya, Ananth Ashram and Khudai khidmatgar.


Song-Aaye sajni shubh din aaye sab ki bigdi Raam banaaye (Manzil)(1936) Singer- Harimati, Lyrics- Aarzoo Lucknowi, MD- R C Boral

Lyrics

Aaye sajni
shubh din aaye
Aaye sajni
shubh din aaye
sab ki bigdi raam banaaye
sab ki bigdi raam banaaye
dekh dekh ke man lalchaaye
dekh dekh ke man lalchaaye
aankh mili
dil bhi mil jaaye
aankh mili
dil bhi mil jaaye
moh ka rasiya ras barsaaye
moh ka rasiya ras barsaaye
jalti agni maar bujhaaye
jalti agni maar bujhaaye
Aaye sajni
shubh din aaye
Aaye sajni
shubh din aaye
sab ki bigdi raam banaaye
sab ki bigdi raam banaaye

?? nahin hansi ye ro dena
?? to nahin hansi ye ro dena
na apni na wo kahin aap hi se ro dena
na apni na wo kahin aap hi se ro dena
sadabahaar bane ye tumhaara raaj suhaag
sadabahaar bane ye tumhaara raaj suhaag
jo sukh dukhon se mila hai
wo phir na kho dena
jo sukh dukhon se mila hai
wo phir na kho dena
ye rog wo hai jo dil ?? ke jaan leta hai
ye rog wo hai jo dil ?? ke jaan leta hai
usi ki jeet hai jo haar maan leta hai
usi ki jeet hai jo haar maan leta hai
Aaye sajni
shubh din aaaaaaaye


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

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Happy Children’s Day to Atuldom

“Makdee” means spider. This was also the title of a movie in 2002 which was directed by Vishal Bharadwaj who was also the music director. This was one of the movies in recent times that portrayed children the way they actually should be – as bright, intelligent, naughty and playful. I am put-off when children are portrayed as miniature adults and made to mouth huge sentimental dialogues which I am 100% sure kids from normal upbringing would not even dream of. My definition of kids from a normal upbringing is where the only thing that a child has to do is finish their school, come home -play in the ground or backyard, do their studies for the next day, help around the family as per necessity, play mischief and be active through the day so that they sleep peacefully and wake up fresh to have their routines all over again. In between all this they should have time to read comics, novels, have memorable time with their grandparents and friends which will stay with them for their life as pleasant memories. ‘Makdee’ was one such movie.

It had Shweta Prasad play 10-year-old twin sisters – Chunni and Munni. Chunni who was a prankster and Munni the timid, studious kind. Chunni keeps fooling around the village and constantly gets into trouble with the local butcher Kallu along with her friend ‘Mughal-e-azam’ and on one occasion Kallu chases them around the village and in the melee Munni runs into a mansion which is famous around the village as to being haunted. Then what follows is Chunni’s struggle to find her sister, save her from the clutches of the witch who resides in the haunted mansion, and in the process solve the case of all the persons from the village, who went missing, when they ventured into the mansion. She also is felicitated by the collector of the district as she finds the reason for the witch (Shabana Azmi) making the mansion her home- a hidden treasure.

‘Makdee’ had all the elements that would was needed in a children’s film- fun/ fantasy and a moral – which is the essential of any story telling session with kids. The moral being that “you cannot cry wolf always, as a time will come when people will stop believing you.”

14th November is celebrated as children’s day in India in memory of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He was fondly called chacha Nehru and it is said that he was fond of children. I remember my father used to tell me about his school trip to Delhi when he was in class 8 or 9 and they were fortunate to have an audience with the then Prime Minister Pandit Nehru and what an experience it was – today’s youngsters would use the word AWESOME. My father was also proud about nearly sharing birth dates- his birthdate was 15th November. In fact, he used to say that it was not difficult to remember chacha Nehru’s death anniversary as that was the date he landed in Mumbai from Ahmedabad for his job and found all available forms of transport had stopped as a mark of respect to the departed leader. But that is not the purpose of this post.

Let us move on and enjoy this lively song which shows the exact emotion a child will have when it is a holiday from school or vacation or there is an unexpected holiday declared due to rains, bharat bandh, or death of some trustee or anyone remotely important. Here I will confess that I see myself as Chunni, Munni, Mughal-e-azam and all the kids in this movie. I identified with them.


Song-Kukdoo koon chhutti hai (Makdee)(2002) Singer-Upagna Pandya, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Vishal Bhardwaj
Chorus

Lyrics

kukdu koon oo
kukdu koon oo
chhutti hai
he chhutti hai
he chhutti hai
kukdu koon oo

ghanti bajaao paape
ghanti bajaao re
bastaa uthhaao paape
bastaa uthhaao bhaago re
hai kitaabon se kutti
chhutti hai
arre chhutti hai chhutti
chhutti hai
hai kitaabon se kutti
kutti hai
arre chhutti hai chhutti
chhutti hai
he chhutti hai
he chhutti hai
kukdu koon oo

jhum tanakum tanakum
jhum tanakum tanakum
tara tara tara
la la la lala

somwaar susti mein katataa hai
mangal ko mood kahaan banta hai
arre somwaar susti mein katataa hai
mangal ko mood kahaan banta hai

budh ki chintaa mein veer ki fikar
shukkar ka tambu shani ke ghar
monday ko sunday ki chhutti hai
hai kitaabon se kutti
chhutti hai
are chhutti hai chhutti
chhutti hai

arre monday ko sunday ki
arre chhutti hai chhutti
chhutti hai
he chhutti hai
kukdu koon oo

ghanti bajaao paape
ghanti bajaao re (he he he he)
bastaa uthaao paape
bastaa uthaao bhaago re
da da daa da da
pom pom pom
da da daa da da
pom pom pom
da da daa da da
pom pom pom
da da daa da da
pom pom pom
master jee
bhaago


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Today (13 november 2019) is the birthday of Juhi Chaawla (DoB 13 november 1967). Juhi Chawla, alongwith the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Jayaprada etc was from my generation viz born in 1960s). 🙂

Indian actresses holding their own in inernational beauty pageants and they going on to become popular matinee idols was not all that common those days. Juhi Chawla became Femina Miss India in 1984. She then participated in Miss Universe competition, winning the best costume award there.

Though she did not win the Miss Universe title or even finish among runners ups, it is interesrting to note that she was perhaps the most successful among all Miss Universe contestents of that year. While most other contestents did not have any reat careers, Juhi Chawla had a very successful movie career beginning from 1986, when se made her debut with “Sultanat”(1986).

“Qayamat Se qayamat Tak”(1988) launched her (and Aamir Khan) in Hindi movies.

1990s was the prime decade for Juhi Chawla. when she, alongwith Madhuri Dixit ruled the roost as the leading lady in Hindi movies.
Nowa days, she is still active, not in movies but in IPL, as co owner of Kolkata Night Riders.

Whenever I think of Juhi Chawla, the first movie that comes to my mind is “Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke”(1993).

I have watched this movie. But now I cannot recall where I watched the movie. I was posted in Purna (Maharashtra) during those days. Purna had no movie halls. Going to Nanded or Parbhani to watch movies during weekends used to be my modus operandi. Did I watch this movie in one of these two places, or did I watch the movie somewhere else (like say Secunderabad) I am not sure now. It happens with growing age. I (alongwith the birthday girl) have become older by 26 years. 🙂

I loved the movie. Both lead actors were in my age group, making it easy for me to identify with their characters. 🙂

Three songs from this movie have been covered. The third song from the song was covered exactly two years ago for the same occasion, viz Juhi Chawla’s birthday.

Here is another song from the same movie (Fourth out of six), to celebrate another birthday of Juhi Chawla. The song is sunng by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

The song is picturised on Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan, who imagine themselves falling in love with each other, while the two kids (playing Aamir Khan’s nephew nd niece) have no clue.

We wish Juhi Chawla a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Mujhse muhabbat ka izraar karta (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke)(1993) Singers-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

o o o
meri maang mein chaand taare sajata
jo main roothh jaati mujhe wo manaata
meri maang mein chaand taare sajaata
jo main roothh jaati mujhe wo manaata
haalat meri ee wo jaanta
dhadkan meriee pehchaanta aa
apni bhi chaahat ka ikraar karta
apni bhi chaahat ka ikraar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

ho o o
wo bechain hoti
main betaab hota
nigaahon mein uski
mera khwaab hota
wo bechain hoti
main betaab hota
nigaahon mein uski
mera khwaab hota
sharma ke wo lagti gale
rakhta usey palkon tale ae
chori chori wo mera deedaar karti
chori chori wo mera deedaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta


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“Tarang”(1952) was produced by Basudev Sinha and directed by I C Kapoor for Solar Films, Bombay. The movie had Munawar Sultana, Ajeet, Jeevan, Manorama, Baby Rehana, Master Raja, Manju, Lalita, Bhagwan Ji, Niranjan Sharma etc in it.

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

Here is the seventh song from “Tarang”(1952) to appear in the blog. This joyous expression of love song is sung by Shamshad Begam, Chitragupta and chorus. I C Kapoor, the director doubles as the lyricist while Chitragupta doubles up as the music director.

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


Song-Aayi jhoom ke jawaani kahe dil ki kahaani (Tarang)(1952) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Chitragupta, Lyrics-I C Kapoor, MD-Chitraagupta
Chorus

Lyrics

aayi jhoom ke jawaani ee
aayi jhoom ke jawaani
kahe dil ki kahaani
suno suno ji
suno suno ji
sunaaun tumhen aankhon ki jabaani
aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke

aayi jhoom ke jawaani
kahe dil ki kahaani
suno suno ji
suno suno ji
sunaaun tumhen aankhon ki jabaani
aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke

dekho aayi hai bahaar r
naya naya hai nikhaar r
dekho aayi hai bahaar
naya naya hai nikhaar
meri aankhon mein
ho meri aankhon mein hai pyaar
ab na karna tu inkaar
hogi
hogi
hogi teri meharbaani
aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke
aayi jhoom ke jawaani
kahe dil ki kahaani
suno suno ji
suno suno ji
sunaaun tumhen aankhon ki jabaani
aayi jhoom ke
ho aayi jhoom ke

sun lo yaaron
yaaron ulfat hai janjaal
jo na jeb mein tere maal
ek rupaiyya wo bhi khota
yaaron ulfat hai janjal
jo na jeb mein tere maal
aankhon mein aankhen na daal
sar ke ud jaayenge baal
sar ke
sar ke
sar ke ud jaayenge baal
yaad aayegi tujhko naani
aayi jhoom ke

ho o aayi jhoom ke
aayi jhoom ke jawaani
kahe dil ki kahaani
suno suno ji
suno suno ji
sunaaun tumhen aankhon ki jabaani
aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke

ho o o
gore gaal pe
gore gaal pe kaala til il il
kaaboo mein na mera dil
ho o
gore gaal pe kaala til
kaaboo mein na mera dil
seene pe rakhi hai sil
raaja jaldi aake mil
ho raaja
ho raaja
ho raaja jaldi aake mil
hai ye duniya aani jaani
aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke
aayi jhoom ke jawaani
kahe dil ki kahaani
suno suno ji
suno suno ji
sunaaun tumhen aankhon ki jabaani
aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke

kahna jo kuchh ham bhi chaahen
to kah do na
ama yaar darte hain
kyon
darte hain wo sun na paayen
achcha jee
hum to unse ishq nibhaayen
jo mere ghar pe chal ke aayen
chaahe
chaahe
chaahe langdi ho ya kaani
aayi jhoom ke

ho o aayi jhoom ke
aayi jhoom ke jawaani
kahe dil ki kahaani
suno suno ji
suno suno ji
sunaaun tumhen aankhon ki jabaani
aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke
ho o aayi jhoom ke


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 film Izzat-1952.

The title “Izzat” obviously carried lot of “Izzat” with producers, because I find this Title in 1937, 1952, 1968 and 1992. Further there was Izzat Aabroo-90 and Izzat Aabroo-2005 (I thought these words were synonyms), Izzat ka Rakhwala-2010, Izzat ke Lutere-90, Izzat ki Roti-93, and Izzatdaar-90. I am waiting for a title Izzat ka Falooda. In these days of strange Titles, this is not impossible.

The cast of the film Izzat-52 was Nirupa Roy, Amarnath, Manorama, Agha, Rajni, Jeevan, Veera, P.Kailash, Pesi Patel, Ramesh Thakur, Baby kalpana etc etc.The film was made by Taimur Art productions. Its owner Taimur Behram Shah was the Producer and also the director of this film. The music was by Bulo C Rani. There were two lyricists,namely Raja Mehedi Ali Khan (7 songs) and Butaram Sharma who wrote just 1 song. Taimur Behram Shah was earlier in Ranjit, working as an assistant director. He got opportunity to direct 2 films of Ranjit – Lakhon mein ek-47 and Bhool Bhulaiya-49. Then he started his own production house and made Izzat-52.

Film industry has a cycle, just like Nature. An actor comes, becomes a Hero, after few years works as a side Hero and then shifts to do character roles. There are some actors, who started as Heros, remained Heros and retired as Heros. Such cases are very few. Same applies to actresses too, There are more actresses who quit films, while they were still Heroines. The reasons are usually, marriage or getting children etc. I remember at least one actress, who was a popular Heroine in the late 30s and 40s-till 1947, but stopped acting in films, because her husband strictly forbade her from doing roles other than Heroine. Her name is Meenakshi Shirodkar.

From the cast, we can see that Nirupa Roy, Amarnath, Manorama, Jeevan, Veera, Agha and P.Kailash began as Lead actors and then became side Heroine/Hero and lastly settled for character roles. Some readers may be surprised about Agha being a Hero anytime. It is interesting to note that in film ” Jwar Bhata “-44, Agha was the Hero and Dilip Kumar had made his Debut in this film as a side Hero. While Agha’s Heroine was Shamim, Dilip’s Heroine was Mrudula – a Debutante herself.

Among the cast, the name of P.Kailash and his mention as a Hero in the past, may be a matter of surprise for some readers. For a long time, I was very curious about this actor. One day I was reading a book “Asli Nakli Chehre” ( असली नकली चेहरे ) by Vithal Pandya. In this book, he has given information about P.Kailash, who did the main role in film ” Jai Hanuman-48″, for which Pandya was an assistant Director. Vithal Pandya had spent over 30 years in film industry from the 30s and 40s. He worked with many directors and in many banners. He wrote 2 books in Gujarati/Hindi, which are highly informative with first hand knowledge. For example, he mentions that S N Tripathi, the Music Director was also an actor and was famous in the role of Hanuman in all Wadia movies. However in this film-Jai Hanuman-48, he had done the role of Ravan. Anyway, based on information in this book coupled with an article by M N Sardana ji, on Fb page ‘Voh din yaad karo’ about P.Kailash, here is some information on P.Kailash for our readers, first time. My thanks to both of them.

Mr P Kailash (Pandit Kailash Chandra Sharma),was born on 03 February 1924 at Multai , a small town in Distt Baitul ( Madhya Pradesh ) .After doing H.S.C., he did a stint of teaching in Akola. Bestowed with sharp features and deep voice, fair coloured P Kailash came to Bombay in 1946 to become an actor . He had not to wait for a long to have entry in the film line .

Seth Chandulal Shah gave him a chance in his mythological movie Jai Hanuman ,as hero opposite Nirupa Roy. The movie made under the banner of Ranjit Movietone was directed by Ram Chandra Thakur. Thereafter , Mr Kailash appeared in many mythological, fantasy and historical movies like Veer Durga Das, Sati Anusuiya, Maha Bharat, Prabhu Ki Mahima, Veer Arjun, Gopal Krishna, Nadir Shah, Thief Of Baghdad, Hercules ,Aab E Hayat, Gul E Bakawali etc. In 1953, he performed as a cop in Ranjit Mvietone’s Papi, along with Raj Kapoor. With Dilip Kumar, he did a role which had comic shades in Leader. Shirin Farhad ,made by veteran film maker Aspi Irani, was another movie in which his performance was much appreciated .

Mr P Kailash appeared in numerous movies made by Film makers like Shree Ram Bohra, B K Adarsh and Filmistan. Maine Jeena Seekh Liya, Hum Kahan Ja Rahe Hain, Picnic, Baba Sari Ladli (Rajasthani) ,Jekra Charnwa Mein Lagle Pranwa (Bhojpuri), Love and Murder, were the movies, Mr P Kailash did for the said film makers. Versatile director Krishan Chopra (May God Bless His Soul) ,who died before completing his second movie ,gave him a life time role of a tyrannical land lord in Heera Moti which was based upon the heart warming story Do Bailon Ki Katha, written by great writer Prem Chand . He brought alive the arrogant and heartless Zamindaar on the screen with his dynamic performance .

Krishan Chopra, impressed with the magnificent personality of Mr P Kailash, gave him an important role in his next movie Gaban ,which was completed by Hrishkesh Mukherjee ,after Mr Chopra passed away untimely. It was a sad coincidence ,that Mr P Kailash ,also did not live long. While on a visit to his birth place Multai, he suffered massive heart attack and left for his heavenly abode on 23 May 1967 . Payal Ki Jhankaar ,made by Filmistan and Thief of Baghdad by Mr Shree Ram Bohra were released later ,after he had gone forever in the young age of 43 years ,leaving his two daughters ,one son and wife .

P.Kailash acted in 43 films. His first film was Jai Hanuman-48 and the last released film was Irada-1971.

The Hero of film Izzat-52 was Amarnath. Amarnath (Bharadwaj) is one of the “same name confusions” victims. There were two Pt. Amarnath Music Directors, 1 actor Amar, 1 actor Amarnath and 1 actor/Director (K.) Amarnath. This Amarnath was born in Hafizabad, in Gujaranwala district of Punjab (Now in Pakistan) in 1922. He started acting in 1939 with Kidar Sharma’s “Dil hi to hai”. Graduating from doing small roles he was made the Leading Man in Dalsukh Pancholi’s film “Patjhad”, started in 1947 opposite Meena (Shorey). Pancholi had to flee Lahore due to Partition riots, but he carried the negatives of Patjhad. Though the film was censored in India in 1948, it seems it was never released.

Amarnath starred as Hero in many other films,like Naghma E Sehra-45, Papiha re-48, Barsat ki ek raat-48, Swayam sidha-49, Nai Bhabhi-50, Kamal ke phool-50, Sheesh Mahal-50, Jalte Deep-50, Johri-51, Nai zindagi-51 , Nirmohi-52, Nirmal-52, Izzat-52, Bahu Beti-53, Nav Durga-53, Toofan-54 etc. Then he switched over to side roles. In all, he worked in 81 films (CITWF data). His last film was Kaun ho tum-70.

The third uncommon name in the cast is that of Veera, about whom very few will be knowing. One time she was a very sensuous actress. Veera was from a Parsi family. Her full name was Veera Ankaleshwaria. Obviously, her family came from Ankaleshwar, a small industrial town(now), in Gujarat.

She started her career in films as a Heroine opposite Nasir khan in film Mazdoor-1945. Then came Shikari-46 and later Eight days-46, both had Ashok kumar as the Hero. Both the films were from Filmistan. Her last film as Heroine was Tohfa, opposite Rehman and Leela opposite Agha , both films from 1947. Then she stopped getting Heroine roles and shifted to side roles. In all she did 22 films.

Her other films were, Veena, Ziddi, Chanda ki Chandani- all 48, Sanwaria-49, Hamara Ghar and hamari beti- 1950, Hamari shaan, Ramjanma and Sagar-1951, Aasmaan, izzat, Moti mahal, Sanskar and Shin shinaki boobla boo-all 1952, Dana Pani-53, Boot polish and Sheeshe ki deewar both 1954.

She married Mohsin Abdulla, who had worked in Bombay Talkies as a writer. He was the younger brother of actress Renuka Devi ( Begum Mirza) and the First husband of actress Neena. After the marriage, both migrated to Pakistan in 1955. No news after that.

Today’s song is a duet sung by G M Durrani and Shamshad Begum. It is a typical song belonging to the 50’s music, influenced by C Ramchandra, O P Nayyar and Shankar Jaikishen. I liked this song. I am sure you too will like it.


Song- Iss duniya se hum nahin darega(Izzat)(1952) Singers- G M Durrani, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics- Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD- Bulo C Rani
Both

Lyrics

Iss duniya se hum nahin darega
Iss duniya se hum nahin darega
karega karega karega
kargega
karega karega
tumse muhabbat karega
Iss duniya se hum nahin darega
karega karega karega
karega karega
tumse muhabbat karega

zara sambhal sambhal ke aana
ho zara sambhal sambhal ke aana
meri gali mein kahin na pit jaana
ho meri gali mein kahin na pit jaana
haay marenga marenga marenga

marega
karega karega
tumse muhabbat karega

hamen chhedo na
haaye chhedo na
sab duniya dekhti
aaankhen sekti
uyi
dil phenkti
haaye
tamaasha dekhti

tere nain se nain mera ladega
tere nain se nain mera ladega
ladega ladega ladega
bhai ladega
karega karega tumse mohabbat karega

tere galey mein baahon ka
main haar daaloonga
toone roka
ya toka
to maar daaloonga
aisa karega to
aisa karega to dekh phaansi chadhenga
aisa karega to dekh phaansi chadhenga

haa
chadhega chadhega chadhega
lekin
karega karega
tumse mohabbat karega

hum soch samajh ke baat karega
milo akele mein
tum hampe gadbad karte ho
kis bhare jhamele mein
kabhi chhup chhup mere paas aana
ho kabhi chhup chhup mere paas aana

paas aane se kya hoga samjhaana
paas aane se kya hoga samjhaana
abe
karega karega karega
bhai karega
karega karega
tumse muhabbat karega

Is duniya se hum nahin darega
Is duniya se hum nahin darega
karega karega karega
bhai karega
karega karega
tumse muhabbat karega


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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What is the common between the Hindi film song, “Jaa Tose Naahin Boloon Kanhaiyya from ‘Parivaar’ (1956) and a devotional song in Sanskrit,  “Vatapi Ganapatim Bhaje”?  The answer is that they are based on Carnatic Raag Hamsadhwani (also written as Hansadhwani).

Raag Hamsadhwani is said to have been invented by Carnatic composer Ramaswami Dikshitar (1735-1817). His son, poet-composer, Muthuswami Dikshitar wrote and composed one of the most popular Sanskrit devotional song mentioned above in Raag Hamsadhwani. The credit for bringing this raag to Hindustani classical music goes to Ustad Aman Ali Khan (1888-1953) of Bhendi Bazar Gharana who had also learnt Carnatic music under a court musician of the Mysore State. He created and composed a bandish, “Laagi Lagan Pati Sakhi Sang” in Raag Hamsadhwani.

Ustad Amir Khan, on a visit to Mumbai, met Ustad Aman Ali Khan and heard this bandish. He was so mesmerised by the bandish in Hamsadhwani that he started singing in his concerts both in Khayal and Taraana style which made it popular among the Hindustani classical vocalists and instrumentalists. Subsequently, many stalwarts among Hindustani classical vocalists such as Ustad Rashid Khan of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, Vidushi Kishori Amonkar of Jaipur-Atruali Gharana, Pandit AT Kanan from Kirana Gharana, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, his daughter and son-in-law, Kaushiki Chakraborty-Desikan and Parthasarathi Desikan – all from Patiala Gharana, Begum Parveen Sultana of Patiala Gharana etc. have rendered Raag Hamsadhwani in their concerts.

Despite the popularity of Raag Hamsadhwani among the Hindustani classical vocalists and instrumentalists, Hindi film music directors have rarely used this raag in composing the songs. Probably, Salil Chowdhury may be the first Hindi film music director to compose a full-fledged song in this raag for the film ’Parivaar’ (1956) as mentioned above. C Ramchandra did use some shades of Raag Hamsadhwani in the song, “O Chaand Jahaan Wo Jaayen in ‘Sharada’ (1957). I feel that Shankar-Ehsan-Loy has also used some shades of this raag in his fusion song, “Tere Naina Hans Diye in ‘Chaandni Chowk to China’ (2009).

A few days back, Partha Chanda ji, in one of his comments in our Blog, has pointed out that there is a great classical piece in Ritwik Ghatak’s Bangla film ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ (Cloud Capped Star), 1960.  I found out that there is not one but two classical Hindi songs in this film sung by Pandit AT Kanan and both are set in Raag Hamsadhwani. I have picked up one of the songs which is the bandish originally created by Ustad Aman Ali Khan.

I was not familiar with the name of Pandit AT Kanan. Since he was one of the ’Gurus’ at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata since its inception in 1977, a brief profile of him was available on ITCSRA website. The following information about Pandit AT Kanan is mainly based on this source.

Pandit AT Kanan (18/06/1922 – 02/09/2004) was born in Chennai as Arkut Kannabhiran. As a teenager, singing became his hobby whereas cricket was his passion. At the age of 18, he joined Railways and played cricket for them. In early 1940s, Kanan visited Mumbai for a scheduled cricket match. After the match, he visited All India Radio, Mumbai to check the suitability of his voice for singing over the radio. When the AIR official heard his voice, they immediately offered him a program to be broadcast. This was the beginning of his tryst with Hindustani classical music.

On his transfer to Hyderabad, AT Kanan took the guidance for vocal training from Pandit Lahanu Babu Rao. He was once again transferred to Kolkata where he resumed training under Pandit Girija Shankar Chakraborty. In 1943, he gave his debut performance at All Bengal Music Conference. After about two years of his stay in Kolkata, Pandit Kanan was under orders of transfer. By this time, he had already established himself in Kolkata as a Hindustani classical vocalist of repute. His admirers persuaded him to leave the railway job and stay in Kolkata. Thus, he became a full time Hindustani classical vocalist.

Sometime in the 1950s, Pandit Kanan along with other musicians, established Kolkata Music Circle. Those days, Kolkata was one of the main centres of Hindustani classical music. Some of the Hindustani classical vocalists and instrumentalists used to regularly give their performance in the city. Pandit Kanan got opportunity to inter-act with Ustad Amir Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Akbar Ali Khan, Vidushi Hirabai Barodekar etc.

Pandit Kanan’s renditions of the Raag ‘Hamsadhwani’, ‘Rageshri’, and ‘Jog’, among others, made him an extremely popular Khayal singer not only in Kolkata but also throughout the country. A top grade AIR artist, Pandit Kanan performed in all the important music conferences in the country, including National Programmes and Radio Sangeet Sammelans. He was also a playback singer in the Bengali films such as ‘Jadu Bhatta’ (1954), ‘Basanta Bahar’ (1957), ‘Megh Malhar’ (1958), ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ (1960), etc. He was bestowed with Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 1995.

In 1958, he married Malbika Roy (later known as Malbika Kanan) who was also a Hindustani classical vocalist.

Although, Pandit Kanan developed his own style of Khayal singing, some Hindustani classical vocalists believe that later on, he was influenced by the Khayal singing style of Ustad Amir Khan with whom he used to regularly exchange notes. I guess, this may be the reason that on the ITCSRA website, Pandit Kanan has been shown under Kirana Gharana. Of course, Ustad Amir Khan had also improvised the style of Kirana Gharana which his disciples named as the Indore Gharana style.

‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ (1960), is the first of the trilogy of Ritwik Ghatak’s films on the aftermath of the partition of Bengal. Anil Chatterjee is a part of a family who has migrated from East Pakistan after the partition and are staying in the outskirt of Kolkata. He is the eldest son who is dreaming of becoming a Hindustani classical vocalist. He does not earn money for the family. Instead he is a wanderer. His sister (Supriya Devi) takes care of the family by earning but her efforts are not appreciated by any one in the family. In this process, she sacrifices her personal life (her fiancé is more interested in her sister than her) and her health for the betterment of the family. At the end, her serious illness becomes the burden on the family. And she still wants to live.

As mentioned earlier, Pandit Kanan’s Khayal rendition in Raag Hamsadhwani was regarded as the one of his most popular renditions those days. So, it was natural that he lips syncs for Anil Chatterjee for the bandish “Laagi Lagan Pati Sakhi Sang” in Raag Hamsadhwani in the film ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ (1960).

The bandish has been rendered as a ‘chhota khayal’. Although the music director for the film was Anil Chandra Sengupta, credit should go to Ustad Aman Ali Khan who had originally composed the bandish.

I did not find the record version of the bandish used in the film on the websites. Probably, it may not have been issued in the record version. Hence, I have provided the link of an audio clip of the longer version of the same bandish rendered by Pandit AT Kanan.

Video

Audio (Longer Version)

Song – Laagi Lagan Pati Sakhi-san  (Meghe Dhaka Tara) (1960) Singer – Pt AT Kanan, Lyrics – Ustad Aman Ali Khan, MD – Ustad Aman Ali Khan

Lyrics (Based on Video Clip)

laaa..aagi lagan pati sakhi-san
laaa..aagi lagan pati sakhi-san
parama sukh aa
ati anandana aa
parama sukh aa
ati anandana aa
laa..aagi lagan pati sakhi-san
laagi lagan pati sakhi-san
laagi lagan pati sakhi-san
laa..aagi lagan pa

laa aa aaaaaaaaaaa aa
laaaaaa..gi
laaaaaaaaaa. . .
laaaaaaaaa..gi
laaaaaaaaaaaaa aa
laaaaaaaaaaaaa aa aa…gi
laagi lagan pati sakhi-san
laaa..aagi lagan pati sakhi-san
laaa..aagi lagan pati sakhi-san
 
[Dialogues]
 
ang sugandhan chandan maathe ti..lak dhare
ang sugandhan chandan maathe ti..lak dhare
drigan-nayanan anjana fabnatey
amar ho nit pati kaaje sadan
laaa..aagi lagan pati sakhi-san
laaa..aagi lagan
laaa..aagi lagan
laagi lagan pati sakhi-san
laagi lagan pati sakhi-san
la..gi lagan
la..gi lagan
laagi lagan aaa


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4206

Today’s song is from stunt/action film – Kismatwali-47. The director of the film was Behram Mukadam, who was a Cinematographer with Wadia Movietone. This was the only film he directed. The six songs of the film were written by C M Hunar and music was given by Shyam Babu Pathak.

Shyam Babu Pathak is not a very well known name among Music Directors. He is one of those artistes, who had the talent and a will to do hard work, but Luck did not support him. This resulted in his remaining with unknown banners and B and C grade films. His career spanned from 1938 to 1965 – a period of 27 years in which he composed music for just 29 films and one of his film remained unreleased.

Shyam Babu Pathak was born in 1908 at Gwalior. His music tuition started when he was just 7 years old. He studied in Madhav Sangeet Vidyalaya, under Rajabhaiyya Poonchhwale, Narayan Gupte and Bhatkhande etc. He became an excellent singer and was invited by several Royal houses all over India, for singing. Even V D Paluskar had blessed him. Strangely, though a good singer, he never sang a song in any film.

While touring all over India for Music Mehfils, he learnt many folk songs and tunes. This actually prompted him to join films as a composer. His first film was Royal Commander-1938 – a B grade Costume drama film made by Vishnu Cinetone. In his first film, for just 9 songs, he used as many as 6 different singers. Minimum songs had been his specialty. This was a novelty in the 30s, when the norm was of an average of 12 to 15 songs each film.

V M Vyas of Vishnu Cinetone, was impressed with him and he gave him many films. He got Rani saheba-40, Torpedo-40, Samsheerbaz-40, Malan-42 and Ghar sansar-42. He gave good songs sung by Kalyani, Sardar Akhtar and Kajjan. In Lajwanti-42, his songs were light and comedy type. By now, he had become a confirmed Stunt/action and B/C grade composer. Pyara watan-42,Double face-46 were such films. Double face was Indivar’s first film.

Black Market-47, Namak-47, krishna Sudama-47 and Kismatwali-47 were not much helpful. Takdirwale-48 with Ramprasad, Imtihan-49 and Ret Mahal-49 led him to film Jeet-49 with Anil Biswas. Actually,it seems Anil Biswas took over when Pathak left the film halfway.

After Janmashtami-50 and Achha ji-50, came Preet ka geet-50.Famous poet Harikrishna Premi wrote the songs, which were sung by Mukesh, Geeta and Johra. Next film Hamari Duniya-52 had good Lata songs. Meanwhile his film Parda remained unreleased. In the last phase of his career, came Sapna-52, Vanraj-52, Bombay Central-60 and finally, film Mehbooba-65 closed his career. Shyam Babu Pathak died of heart attack in Bombay on 23-11-1980.

Film Kismatwali-47 was a stunt film featuring Fearless Nadia, John Cavas, Sayani Atish, Khurshid Banu, Sultana, Manchi Toothi, Azim, Habib and many others. In the cast you find a name Sultana. Many readers may not know that, Sultana was the elder sister of actress Zubeida, Heroine of Aalam Ara-1931, India’s first Talkie film. Here is some more information on Sultana.

Sultana, also known as Sultana Razaaq, was one of the earliest film actresses from India and acted both in silent movies and later in talkie movies. She was daughter of India’s first female film director, Fatima Begum. Zubeida (leading actress of India’s first talkie film Alam Ara -1931) was younger sister of Sultana. The youngest sister was Shehzadi-also an actress. Actress Mehtab (Sohrab Modi’s wife), whose real name was Najma, was step sister of these girls. Najma was the daughter of Marium, one of the wives of Nawab of Sachin.

Sultana was among the few girls who entered films at a time when it was not considered an appropriate profession for girls from respectable families, let alone Royalty. Born in the Surat city of Gujarat in western India, Sultana was a stunningly beautiful Muslim princess, the daughter of Nawab Siddi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan III of Sachin State and Fatima Begum. She had two sisters, Zubeida and Shehzadi, both actresses. However, there is no record of a marriage or a contract having taken place between the Nawab and Fatima Bai or of the Nawab having recognised any of her children as his own, a prerequisite for legal paternity in Muslim family law. Actually, the Nawab had 3 wedded wives and Fatima was an ‘ outside’ arrangement.

Sultana was a popular actress in the silent movie era, usually cast in romantic roles. She started her career as actress in Veer Abhimanyu (1922) film in 1920s and later performed in several silent films. Later, she also acted in talkie movies. Sultana did sexy roles in films and earned a name as “Sultry Sultana”. She acted in 20 Silent films. She continued acting after the Talkie films started and worked in 19 Talkie films. Her last film was ‘ Girdhar Gopal ki Meera’-1949.. She came into limelight when she filed a case against Yassir Hussain Lalji, son of the chief of Bombay Municipality, in 1931, claiming to be his wife and demanding a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs in those days !

When India was partitioned in 1947, she migrated to Pakistan with her husband, a wealthy man named Seth Razaaq. Her daughter, Jamila Razaaq, was also encouraged by her to act in Pakistani films and she produced a film in Pakistan, named Hum Ek hain (1961), written by famous scriptwriter, Fayyaz Hashmi. The film was partly shot in colour, which was rare those days, but it failed miserably and Sultana stopped producing any films afterwards.

Sultana’s daughter, Jamila Razaaq, married the well known Pakistani cricketer Waqar Hasan, who is the brother of filmmaker Iqbal Shehzad. He runs a business under the name National Foods at Karachi.

Stunt films in India began with Silent films itself.They continued with greater force when Talkie films started. Contrary to popular belief, silent films did not lose ground to Talkie films – not at least immediately. In fact, there was a steep rise in the number of Silent films- from 88 in 1926 to 172 in 1932. In the first Talkie year itself the number rose to 207 silent films. They continued to be made till 1934. They did not pass away because there was no demand, but because Theatres were not available, as all theatres got equipped with sound machines.

The stunt films in India entered its Golden Period, with the entry of Fearless Nadia in the mid 30’s and ended with Master Bhagwan in the mid 50’s. The initiator of this Golden Period was Wadia Movietone. In 1935, they created a fantastic character and a fascinating actress with Nadia- Fearless Nadia. Their inspiration came from 1914 Hollywood film ” Perils of Pauline’, in which the Heroine played several stunts.

Here Nadia became a Masked Terror. She was modern, bold,frank and used a whip on evil men. She was portrayed as a figure deeply committed to overthrow the oppressive male dominated order. Her stunts, played cleverly on Trains, Horse carriages and with wild animals were widely applauded. She was truly the First Feminist icon of Hindi Cinema.

Wadias had a set of other actors, who would be seen alternatively in Nadia’s stunt films. Heros like Prakash, D and E Bilimoria brothers, John Cavas, Jal Merchant and Jal Khambata, Sayani, Habib, Azeem and a line up of non Human actors like Horse-Punjab ka beta, Dogs-Tiger and Moti, and a rattled Rolls Royce car-Rolls Royce ki Beti. In some films wild animals were used.

The definition of STUNT, according to Oxford Dictionary is “an action displaying spectacular skill and daring”. This has been made possible by thousands of stuntmen and women all over the world. Achievements of stunts in the films of 20’s to 50’s, in India is more praiseworthy, considering the lack of proper equipment and the infrastructure in olden days here.

Nadia, Baburao Pehalwan, Vasantrao Pehalwan, Shankar Vazre, Prakash, Raja Sandow, Master Bhagwan, Ranjan and many unsung and unknown action Heros did thrilling stunts only with their ingenuity and daring. The stunt professionals were first time used in Mehboob’s ” Aan “-52 for the action scenes. Azimbhai handled the horses and Douglas took care of the fights-including Fencing.

From the mid sixties, Hindi cinema saw rise of the He Man or the Hero doing stunts himself. This process began with Dharmendra, where the Hero dared to bare his chest for the first time in film Phool aur Patthar-66. As the time went by, stuntmen became Fight masters and they became Action Directors in turn. Nowadays, almost every action film has SPL FX assistance. However few Bollywood actors and actresses take pride in doing stunts themselves. According to an article by Hema Sanghvi on bookmyshow.com, the following 10 actors have done dangerous stunts in their films, all by themselves, without taking a double. Like me, you too will be surprised to see names of 5 well known actresses in this list. The names are Akshay kr., Amitabh Bachhan, Hritik Roshan, Shahrukh Khan, Tiger Shroff, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu and Shradha Kapoor.

In older times, there were special stunt films making production houses, like Wadias, Ranjit, Imperial, Kohinoor, Mohan Pictures etc. There were specialist directors like Nanabhai Bhatt, Aspi Irani, R S Chaudhari etc. There were specific actors too. As far as Music was concerned,it had little importance in stunts and anyone would do as MD. In every town, there used to be specific Theatres for stunt films and almost every town had a set of bonded audience for stunt films. I was a part of that audience in Hyderabad in my teens.

Whenever I write about a Nadia film, I always remember my meeting with her in 1982. If only Mobile phones were prevalent that time, my meeting with her would have been captured for ever. Alas !!!

Today’s song is sung by Salma. I do not know who she was. With this song, film Kismatwali-47 and singer Salma make their Debut on this Blog.


Song- Gaa ae muhabbat gaa aakhri naghma gaa (Kismatwaali)(1947) Singer- Salma, Lyrics- C M Hunar, MD- Shyam Babu Pathak

Lyrics

Gaa ae muhobbat gaa
Gaa ae muhobbat gaa
aakhri naghma gaa
aakhri naghma gaa
Gaa ae muhobbat gaa
Gaa ae muhobbat gaa

kitne dinon ki khushi ki lay par
kitne dinon ki khushi ki lay par
aansoo apne ae
gham ka taraana gaa
aansoo apne ae
gham ka taraana gaa
Gaa ae muhobbat gaa
Gaa ae muhobbat gaa

kaale kaale baadalon ko ?? tera
kaale kaale baadalon ko ?? tera
chamcham chamkat bijliyaan
ko o o
hasrat samajh ke gaa
hasrat samajh ke gaa
Gaa ae muhobbat gaa
Gaa ae muhobbat gaa

subah ?? hawa chali hai
aandhi bankar haay
dil apna ?? deepak ke
dil apna ?? deepak ke
bahaar tu na aa
gaaye
shole jo jigar mein bhadke hai
haaye haaye
shole jo jigar mein bhadke hai
haaye haaye
uljha aa aa
uljha hai ?? hawaa aa


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“Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan”(1978) was produced by Surinder Kapoor and directed by Sikandar Khanna for Amar Chhaaya, Bombay. The movie had Rishi Kapoor, Moushumi Chatterjee, Mithun Chakraborthy, Amjad Khan, Mala Jaggi, Ashok Kumar, Asrani, Paintal, Ranjeet, Birbal, Chandrashekhar, Dulari, Leela Mishra, Asit Sen, Shivraj, Mukri, Helen, Shree Ram Lagoo, Shobhini Singh etc in it.

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

Today (3 November 2019) november 2019) is the 82nd birth nniversary of Laxmikant Kudalkar (3 november 1937- 25 may 1998), one half of Laxmikant Pyarelal duo.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan”(1978). This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is lip synced by Mausami Chatterji on screen.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Sab khil gaye gaalon pe mere (Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan)(1978) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho ho
ho ho ho
oho oho ho o
o o o
o o o
o o o

main toh bagiyaa beech khadi thhi
kuchch jaagi kuchch soyee
udte udte keh gayaa mujhse
baat ye panchchi koyee
ho sab khil gaye gaalon pe mere
ke baagon mein gulaab kahaan aan
ho sab khil gaye gaalon pe mere
ke baagon mein gulaan kahaan aan
sab khil gaye
gaalon pe mere ae ae
ho main naa jaanoon
ye toh duniya kahey
ke teraa jawaab kahaan aan
ho sab khil gaye gaalon pe mere
ke baagon mein gulaab kahaana aan

koyee kahey main titli hoon
koyee kahey main bijlee hoon
koyee kahey main titli hoon
koyee kahey main bijlee hoon
na main titli na main bijlee
main gaaon ki chhoree
haayye rey meri
dushman bann gayee
soorat goree goree
kis kis ki hai buree nazar
main jaanoo ye hisaab
kahaan aan
ho sab khil gaye gaalon pe mere
ke baagon mein gulaab kahaan aan
ho main naa jaanoon
ye toh duniyaa kahey
ke teraa jawaab kahaan aan

log kahein meri
aankhein jaadoo
khushboo meraa badan
ho o o
log kahein meri
aankhein jaadoo
khushboo meraa badan
mujhko pataa kyaa
roop hai meraa
dekhaa kabhi na darpan
main jaanoon yaa meri jawaani
kyon koyee poochhein meri kahaani
ho kuchch jhoothh toh kahaa nahin maine ae
ho kuchch jhoothh toh kahaa nahin maine
ye baat hai kharaab kahaan aan
ho sab khil gaye gaalon pe mere
ke baagon mein gulaab kahaan aan
sab khil gaye gaalon pe mere ae ae
ho main naa jaanoon
ye toh duniyaa kahey ae
ke teraa jawaab kahaan aan


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