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Blog Day : 4016 Post No. : 15123

“Naag Mohini”(1963) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Dimple Films Bombay. This “pauraaanik” movie had Vijaya Chadhary, Mahipal, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Bablu, Uma Dutt, Indira Bansal, Rajrani, Sood, Khursheed etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Naag Mohini”(1963) to appear in the blog. the song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. It is almost certain though that the song must have been picturised on the lead pair of Vijaya Chaudhary and Mahipal.


Song-Neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun(Naag Mohini)(1963) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik
Both

Lyrics

ho o o
neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun
main doobi doobi jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kaali kaali zulfon mein khoya khoya jaaun
main khoya khoya jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun

gore gore mukhde pe kaali lat latke
ho ho o o
gore gore mukhde pe kaali lat latke
jaise koi naaganiya soyi ho simat ke

piya mori zulfon mein jiya tora atke
ho ho ho
haaye haaye

piya mori zulfon mein jiya tora atke
aisa uljhaaya kaise jaaoge palat ke
aisa uljhaaya kaise jaaoge palat ke
pyaar ka ye bandhan main kaahe ko
chhudaaun
main kaahe ko chhudaaun
tu jo mili swarg mila
kaise thhukraaun
tu jo mili swarg mila
kaise thhukraaun

dekh tera mukhda
rang uda darpan ka

ho o o o
dekh tera mukhda
rang uda darpan ka
toot pada dharti pe
chanda gagan ka

chaand gira charnon mein
pyaasa milan ka
ho ho ho
haaye haaye

chaand gira charnon mein
pyaasa milan ka
kab se deewaana thha
piya ki lagan ka
kab se deewaana thha
piya ki lagan ka
pyaare pyaare sapnon ki duniya sajaaun
main duniya sajaaun
bhaag mere jaagen jo tumsa ratan paaun
bhaag mere jaagen jo tumsa ratan paaun

neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun
main doobi doobi jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun

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“Ek Naari Ek Brahmchaari”(1971) was directed by K P atma for Jyoti Navshakti Combines, Bombay. This “social” movie had Jeetendra, Mumtaz, Sohrab Modi, Durga Khote, Jagdeep, Aruna Irani, Mukri, Mohan Choti, Brahmchaari, B B Bhalla, Polson, Birbal, Harinath Thakur, Vishnu Malhotra, Renu etc, with guest appearances by eshto Mukherji and Krishn Dhawan and special appearances by Shatrughan Sinha and Malka.

The movie had five songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Ek Naari Ek Brahmchaari”(1971) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Jeetendra and Mumtaz.

With this song, “Ek Naari Ek Brahmchaari”(1971) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ye pyaar to milan hai (Ek Naari Ek Brahmchaari)(1971) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics (Sent by Prakashchandra)

ye pyaar to milan hai
yahaan milen wahaan milen
jahaan kaho jaise kaho wahaan milen
ye pyaar to milan hai
yahaan milen wahaan milen
jahaan kaho jaise kaho wahaan milen
ye pyar to milan hai

dekho na aise mujhko
kyun dil jala rahi ho
mauka hai pyaar ka ye
kyon door ja rahi ho
dekho na aise mujhko
kyon dil jala rahi ho
mauka hai pyaar ka ye
kyon door ja rahi ho
ye pyaar to milan hai
yahaan milen wahaan milen
jahaan kaho jaise kaho wahaan milen
ye pyaar to milan hai

koi janam ho gori
tujhko rahoonga pake
dharti ho ya gagan ho
tujhse miloonga aake
koi janam ho gori tujhko rahoonga pake
dharti ho ya gagan ho
tujhse miloonga aake
ye pyaar to milan hai
yahaan milen wahaan milen
jahaan kaho jaise kaho wahaan milen
ye pyaar to milan hai
yahaan milen wahaan milen
jahaan kaho jaise kaho wahaan milen
ye pyaar to milan hai
hai ae ae


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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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 6
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The heart must have missed a beat – on reading the title of this post. Goodness. . . this wonderful iconic song, 65 years ago – it captured the imagination and the hearts of a generation, nay, many a generation of young hearts in love. This unforgettable song is imprinted on the sands of memory, never to be erased by any winds that may blow, till the end of life.

The golden age of melody was at its peak. The manner in which Shailendra knit together the words and lines of this love song – cannot be and has not been bettered since. The melody and the orchestration conceived by Shanker Jaikishan – the arrangement of the instruments, the preludes, the interludes, the rhythm – everything just perfect in this song. The renditions – Manna Da and Lata – the voices working together seamlessly – rising and falling in unison, and in apposition, complementing, merging – the “aa haa haa” lines going up all the way to the clouds. The lines

pyaar jo toota
saath jo chhoota

receding into the depths of somber apprehensions, and then suddenly a rising declaration of a resolution,

chaand na chamkega kabhi

the rendition volume going up all the way to the moon. The resolve expressed with such a dignified confidence in the nature’s machinations. The moon – no it will never stop shining, and thus, by implication, this love will never be broken, this companionship will never part. And suddenly, instinctively, unknowingly there is a lump in the throat and a warm moisture on the corners of the eyelids. Yes, yes – that is what love is – the poet, the music-waala, the singers – yes, they have got it just right, on the dot. Yes that is what love is, what it ought to be. Such noble souls lived in that golden era – who could feel it right, and conjure up an imagination, combining the words, the music and the sound – and then tell it to us so simply – that no further discourse would be necessary.

I am reminded of another quintessential song from the same film –

ramaiya vasta vaiya
maine dil tujhko diya

And once again, the simplest of words, the simplest verse one can conjure up – and there is no better way, no better words invented, before or since, to say – I love you.

And the scene, the depiction – the conceptualization – a master presenter is at work here. Here is an emotional entanglement coming to fruition in the hearts of two young people, almost at the very bottom of the ladder of social significance. A part time employee at a laundry, who has “borrowed” a suit that has come for cleaning, and his shoes are in tatters. A self employed teacher, who gives basic education to the underprivileged children in the backyard of her own home. But then love does not check on social status, or verify your bank balances, before making a burrow into the hearts. That love is simple. That love is without embellishments. That love is honest and innocent. That simply is love, and it happens, just happens.

The overcast skies, the lashing rains, the amused witness – the chaiwaala (tea seller), the incidental umbrella, the handy tootle that the young man plays, the happenstance of three cheruby toddlers in raincoats – all put together in a scenario that simply cannot now be erased from the memory’s palette.

The emotional expressions of the leading pair are just as consummate and accomplished as the scenario itself. The sharing of the umbrella becomes such a pivotal exchange. The young man offers it to the lady. And she hands it back, seeing him getting drenched. He takes it, but then sees that she is in the same plight, so immediately offers it back to her. She once again takes it, and with a helplessness writ large on her face, sees him getting drenched once again. And then the inevitable happens. With her eyes clenched, and her lips trembling with apprehension, she inches closer to him – dawning of the realization that one must share when there is a need. And the two come close now, holding the same umbrella – realizing that in love, one has to share, one has to hold together, and one has to steady each other against the squall of the winds and outpourings of this ruthless world.

And then the song begins – question by the young man, not specifically directed at her, but at himself too. And the lady answers, for both of them together – “. . . Maaloom Nahin Hai Kahaan Manzil . . .”. One of the supreme examples of cinema at its very best, in telling about emotions that shake a heart when the love is just starting to take baby steps in there. Marvellous . . . simply marvelous – much more than the best of the words can express.

Um. . . kind of got carried away with the original. 🙂

25 years after the release of the original, this song was used once again in the 1979 film ‘Salaam Memsaab’. And the manner of use is so very innovative. A little earlier, back in 1970, when ‘Mera Naam Joke’ was released, at the beginning of part II we see Raj Kapoor at the Bombay Carnival, hosting a bioscope stand, singing “Kehta Ha Joker, Saara Zamaana. . .”. And as he sings, he is operating the bioscope in which we are treated to clips of his earlier films, especially ‘Awaara’ and ‘Shri 420’. It is fun to watch those clips in fast forward mode.

In ‘Salaam Memsaab’, a similar presentation is used. A little background. Radha (role played by Zarina Wahab) and Sunder (role played by Asrani) are two young people, friends and in love. They are the street tamaasha people who sing and dance on the roadside to earn their living. Sunder has high aspirations, and wants to become rich quickly. Radha also has aspirations, but she is averse to making compromises with her principles of honesty and truthfulness. They work together, but this difference in their view of life generates arguments.

Near the beginning of the film, just about half hour into it, Radha chances to see a bioscope man, playing his machine near the Gateway of India. She gets in line and starts watching – she gets in when the song “Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua Hai. . .” is starting to play. We can see her enjoying the show, and then as the lead pair comes on at the beginning of the song, she gets into a different dreamy dimension of fantasy, and instead of seeing Raj Kapoor and Nargis on the screen, she sees herself and Sunder there, performing the same song, singing and expressing their newly discovered love for each other. She is fascinated, and the entire song is replayed on the screen in front of her, performed now by the two new lovers.

This is a very innovative presentation. In the singing parts of the clip, we can see Radha and Sunder performing, and in the other parts of the clip, the director uses the original footage and scenes. The entire song moves back and forth between the now Radha and Sunder, and the earlier scenes. Very interestingly edited and put together. E.g. when the line “Phir Bhi Rahengi Nishaaniyan” is playing, the scene clips back to the original version and we see the three toddlers with raincoats, toddling through the rain. Readers may recall that in the original version, the three kids are the children of Raj Kapoor – Ritu, Randhir and Rishi. The clip cuts back and forth between the current version, shown in subdued colors and shades, and the original version shown in black and white. Very intelligently designed.

In her dream of wide open eyes, Radha sees herself and Sunder, in an exact image of the hero and heroine on screen. As one watches their movements and expressions, the effort has been made to create an exact replica not just of the scenario, but also of the performance and expressions. You can open up two windows in the video playing software, and play the two songs, this one and the original, side by side. One is amazed by the effort made by Zarina and Asrani to replicate the performance as nearly as possible. Ah, we know it is not Raj Kapoor and it is not Nargis. But still it is a very impressive performance to see.

The film ‘Salaam Memsaab’ is produced under the banner of Roshan Films, Bombay and is directed by Asrani himself. The cast of actors includes Asrani, Zarina Wahab, Ranjeet, Manju Bansal, Rahman, Keshto Mukherjee, Asit Sen, Jugnu, Leela Mishra, Sulochana (Senior), Tom Alter, CS Dubey, Arvind Rathore, Anand Girdhar, Amol Sen, Dilip Tahil, Nilu Arora, Master Jeetu, Yusuf, and Raju, with friendly appearances by Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Yogita Bali, and Rishi Kapoor. The songs of this film are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and the music is by RD Burman. Seven songs are listed for this film which have been rendered by Mohamed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

This song, being a reuse, is not listed in Geet Kosh. And as I mentioned in an earlier episode of this series, it is not easy to track down such re-use songs, unless one has actually seen the film(s). I had also written that since I started this series, I have been getting inputs from many friends, from our bandwagon and also from others in our music lovers group, about such reuse songs. Since these songs are generally not listed, such inputs from friends has really added many interesting reuse scenarios that I was not aware of.

Today’s song was sent in as a suggestion from Anekant ji. He is a regular contributor in our comments section, and I am sure all are familiar with him. Not being aware of this reuse song, I am delighted to get this input from him. A real wonderful song, and a real wonderful reuse after twenty five years – from 1954 to 1979 to 2019 – and forty more, when we are now reading about it once again. 🙂

A reuse that takes you into a fantasy land of a dream of wide awake eyes. I am sure all of us have had some similar experience some time or another in our lives. Apologies for the digression, but I just remembered another such on screen ‘dream of wide awake eyes’ which I just cannot resist mentioning. 🙂 For all those who have seen and remember ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1972). Yes, I am referring to the song “Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan”. Amol Palekar is watching the film in a theatre. Onscreen the song is being performed by Dharmendra and Hema Malini. And within a few seconds, Amol Palekar goes into this ‘dream of wide awake eyes’, and through his eyes, we see the song being performed on screen by himself and Vidya Sinha. The reverie is quiet painfully broken as the villain appears at the end of the song and hits the hero with a belt. (Just from that split second profile, my feeling has been that it was actor Manmohan, the villain I mean.)

Ah so, we have a new category of songs to mull over – ‘dream of wide awake eyes’. And I am sure the readers will recall many such songs in Hindi films – yes, we do that a lot. 🙂

Enjoy today’s wonderful reuse treat and let’s wait for the next – what more such entertaining surprises are coming up.

Song – Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua Hai  (Salaam Memsaab) (1979) Singer – Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Shanker Jaikishan
Manna Dey + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

kaho ke apni preet ka
geet na badlega kabhi
tum bhi kaho is raah ka
meet na badlega kabhi
pyaar jo toota
saath jo chhoota
chaand na chamke ga kabhi
aaa haaa haaa
aaa haaa haaa
aaaaa haaa haaa
aaa aaa aaa

aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil

rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

raaten dason dishaaon se

kahengi apni kahaaniyan
geet hamaare pyaar ke
dohraayengi jawaaniyan
main na rahoongi
tum na rahoge
phir bhi rahengi nishaaniyaan
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

कहो के अपनी प्रीत का
गीत ना बदलेगा कभी
तुम भी कहो इस राह का
मीत ना बदलेगा कभी
प्यार जो टूटा
साथ जो छूटा
चाँद ना चमकेगा कभी
आ हा हा
आ हा हा
आss हा हा
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

रातें दसों दिशाओं से
कहेंगी अपनी कहानियाँ
गीत हमारे प्यार के
दोहराएंगी जवानियाँ
मैं ना रहूँगी
तुम ना रहोगे
फिर भी रहेंगी निशानियाँ
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
कहता है दिल
रास्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

 


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

Blog Day : 4008 Post No. : 15114

If someone pops up the name Jethalal, and asks for an identification, I am sure you will be puzzled to start with. Yes, surely a strange name, that many of the folks interested in Hindi films, will not be familiar with. This name belongs to the dear and popular actor of Hindi films – Sanjeev Kumar. His full real name was Harihar Jethalal Jariwala. Ah yes, now very familiar, right? 🙂

Remembering Sanjeev Kumar on the anniversary of his birth today. Had he been alive, he would have been 81 years old, having been born in the year 1938.

Sanjeev Kumar – an out and out product of stage and theatre, started his acting career at a very young age with IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) and later continued with Indian National Theatre. He was born in Surat. The family moved to Bombay when he was young. After attending a training program at a local acting school, he joined the theatre while still in his late teens.

From the theatre, the progression to films was but natural for a performer as talented as he was. His first appearance was in the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ of 1960, in which he played a very small role. His first film as a hero was ‘Nishaan’ in 1965. For a few years his assignments were confined to C grade stunt and fantasy films. Then he 1968, he graduated into A grade cinema, with a sizeable role the 1968 film ‘Sunghursh’, alongside the likes of Dilip Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Iftekhar, Ulhas and Jayant. This year became a turning point in his career – ‘Raja Aur Runk’ became a runaway success, and ‘Anokhi Raat’ became the debut film of our blog. 🙂

The most powerful thing about Sanjeev Kumar’s performances has been that he never allowed himself to be typecast into any straitjacket. Whatever may have been the stage of his career, he willy nilly took such diverse variety of roles, regardless of the age and the temper of the character. When he was just 22, he played the role of a 60 year old in a stage play, father of 6 children. Positive or negative, he was simply concerned with a sincere portrayal. In ‘Anokhi Raat’ he plays the role of a dacoit. His comic roles are unforgettable – ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Pati Patni Aur Who’, ‘Manchali’, ‘Angoor’, ‘Namkeen’, ‘Manoranjan’ . . . you name it. The diversity and the versatility of his performances is what brought the audiences into the cinema halls, just to see his roles. And for a surprising change, the viewing public never rejected him for his variety,

Today’s song is from the 1967 film ‘Gunehgaar’. From the era when he was still in the C grade stunt and crime thrillers, ‘Gunehgaar’ is the film in which he plays the role of an upright police inspector. His love interest is Kumkum, who later turns out to be the daughter of Sheikh Mukhtar, a wanted gangster. The film takes certain interesting and predictable turns, given the specifics of the relationships, and it ends with note of ‘All Is Well, That Ends Well’.

The film is produced under the banner of Simla Productions, and is directed by R Thakar. The cast of actors includes Sheikh Mukhtar, Sanjeev Kumar, Kumkum, Bhagwan, Madan Puri, Uma Dutt, Neelam, Nandini, Tuntun, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lakshmi Chhaya, Kundan, Dilip Dutt, and Tiwari.

The film has six songs, one of which – “Aankhen Pyaasi Lab Hain Pyaase” is already showcased here on our blog. The songwriting credits are shared equally between Akhtar Romani and Naqsh Lyallpuri. This song is from the pen of Naqsh Lyallpuri. Music direction is by Vedpal.

The song comes in at the start of the romantic relationship between Sanjeev Kumar and Kumkum – it is that initial getting to know each other type of song, performed partly on a beach and partly in a garden. Singing voices are Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar. A liltling and a very hummable song. Listen and enjoy.


Song – Nai Nai Hain Manzilen Naye Naye Hain Raaste (Gunehgaar) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Vedpal
Mahendra Kapoor + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
ho chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa

ik chaand humsafar mila
kitni haseen baat hai
wo haath khushnaseeb hai
jis mein tumhaara haath hai
hum aaj is tarah miley
dil ki haseen raah mein
laakhon hi chaand ho gaye
roshan meri nigaah mein
tamaam kaayenaat aa gai
meri panaah mein
nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

jhukti hui nigaah mein
meri wafaa ka raaz hai
naghma bani hain dhadkanen
dil mera ek saaz hai
dekha jo tum ne pyaar se
har phool muskura diya
mehki hui bahaar ne
sajde mein sar jhuka diya
nisar mein us husn ke
jis ne khuda bhula diya

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

ooooo oooo oooooo oooo
ooooo oooo oooooo oooo

hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते

नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आsss आssss आssssss
आsss आssss आssssss

इक चाँद हमसफर मिला
कितनी हसीन बात है
वो हाथ खुशनसीब है
जिस में तुम्हारा हाथ है
हम आज इस तरह मिले
दिल की हसीन राह में
लाखों ही चाँद हो गए
रोशन मेरी निगाह में
तमाम कायनात आ गई
मेरी पनाह मेँ
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आssss आsss आsssss आsss
आssss आsss आsssss आsss

झुकती हुई निगाह मेँ
मेरी वफा का राज़ है
नग़मा बनी हैं धड़कनें
दिल मेरा एक साज है
देखा जो तुमने प्यार से
हर फूल मुस्कुरा दिया
महकी हुई बहार ने
सजदे मेँ सर झुका दिया
निसार मैं उस हुस्न के
जिसने खुदा भुला दिया

नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आssss आsss आsssss आsss
आssss आsss आsssss आsss

ओssss ओsss ओsssss ओsss
ओssss ओsss ओsssss ओsss

हम्ममम हम्म हम्मममम हम्म
हम्ममम हम्म हम्मममम हम्म


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4007 Post No. : 15112

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 38
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Today’s movie falling under ‘ten-year challenge’ is ‘Banarasi Babu-1973’.

First song from this movie, the title song was represented on the blog ten years ago on this day (8 july 2009).

The other movies represented on the blog on this day are;

Movie title-Year Remarks
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar-1978 All Songs covered
Banarasi Babu-1973 03 of 07 songs posted
Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati-1969 05 songs covered
Aashiq-1962 All Songs covered
Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan-1961 All Songs covered
Mirza Sahiban-1947 All Songs covered

‘Banarasi Babu-1973’ was directed by Shankar Mukherjee for ‘Alankar Chitra’, Bombay’. Shankar Mukherjee was also the producer of this movie.

It had Dev Anand, Rakhi, Yogita Bali, Jeevan, Veena, Manorama, I.S.Johar, Bhagwan, Maruti, Rashid Khan, Rajan Haksar, Shivraj, Polson, S.N.Tripathi, Raj Rani, Brahm Bharadwaj, Kavi Babu, Dhanna, Bhushan Tiwari, Uttam Raj, Jerry, Raj Ratan Malhotra, Qamar Ali, Pradeep Dasgupta, Bhola, Nazeer Kashmiri, Jamini Babu, Neela Rai, Pahalwan, C.K.Dubey, and Miss Kamal Rai. Faryal makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by K.A. Narayan. Dialogues for this movie were written by Rakesh Pant. The editing of this movie was done by Babu Lavande.

This movie had total seven songs (including one multiple version song). All of its songs were written by Rajinder Krishan, and music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar gave their voices to the songs in this movie.
Lata Mangeshkar had sung three solo songs, Kishore Kumar had two solo and Asha Bhonsle had one solo songs in this movie. The movie had one duet song sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.03.1973.

I remember to have watched this movie during my childhood but I have forgotten most of it by now except its songs. I liked Bure bhi ham bhale bhi ham…ham hain Banarasi Babu very much then, perhaps because of its catchy tune. I had even memorized this song then and I remember it even today. That also happened to be the most popular song from this movie which finished at thirtieth number in the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala list’ of 1973.

I also recall that other songs from this movie were also nice and they were frequently heard on radio or loud speakers. Like, ‘mere peecche ek ladki’ (multiple version song, posted on 03.12.2017), ‘aap yahaan se jaane ka kya loge’, ‘tauba tauba sharaab badnaam ho gayi’, ‘qamar meri lattoo’, and the today’s song ‘koi koi raat aisi hoti hai’.

I was under the impression that these songs must have been covered earlier so it came as a surprise to me when I found that they are yet to be posted on the blog.

For today’s post I have selected the song ‘koi koi raat aisi hoti hai’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which a nice hummable song. It is a regular on radio even today.
This song is lip synced by Rakhi on screen and we can see Dev Anand also present there, for whom Rakhi is singing the song but she is not aware that this Dev Anand is not the same that she is looking for. 🙂

Let us now enjoy this song …

Video

Audio

Song-Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai (Banarasi Babu)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Aankhon se chhupaayi bhi naa jaaye ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Raushni diye ki bhi
bairi lagey
Bairi lagey
Bairi ee lagey
Chandaa ki chaandni bhi
zehri lagey
Zehri lagey
Zehri ee lagey ae
Sej bhi hai kaliyon se mehki huyi
Nainon mein nindiya hai behki huyi
Aur aane waale aa ke bhi naa aaye
Ae ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Bekhudi dheere dheere
laayi wahaan
Laayi wahaan
Laayi ee wahaan
Beqaraari ee mein bhi mazaa
aaye jahaan
Aaye jahaan
Aaye ae jahaan
Aanchal bhi sar se dhalakne lagaa
Umangon ka saagar chhalakne lagaa
Koi palkon ko aa ke jhukaaye ae ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Aankhon se chhupaayi bhi naa jaaye ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए

कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
आँखों से छुपायी भी ना जाए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए

रौशनी दिए की भी
बैरी लगे
बैरी लगे
बैरी ई लगे
चन्दा की चांदनी भी
ज़हरी लगे
ज़हरी लगे
ज़हरी ई लगे
सेज भी है कलियों से महकी हुयी
नैनों में निंदिया है बहकी हुयी
और आने वाला आ के भी ना आये
ए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए

बेखुदी धीरे धीरे
लायी वहाँ
लायी वहाँ
लायी ई वहाँ
बेक़रारी ई में भी मज़ा
आये जहां
आये जहां
आये ए जहां
आँचल भी सर से ढलकने लगा
उमंगो का सागर छलकने लगा
कोई पलकों को आ के झुकाए ए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
आँखों से छुपायी भी ना जाए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए


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

Blog Day : 4007 Post No. : 15111

tum samay ki ret par chhodte chalo nishaan
dekhti tumhen zameen
dekhta hai aasmaan

These uplifiting lines are from the pen of Saraswati Kumar Deepak. The poetry composed sometimes in the early 1950s, was presented as a song in the 1953 film ‘Naya Raasta’. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is a song writer who has been confined to mythological and religious fare for most of his career. Active in the Hindi cinema since 1943, his songs can be heard in films all the way to the end of 1970s.

Remembering Saraswati Kumar Deepak today (8th July) on the anniversary of his passing away. And incidentally, yesterday (7th July) was his birth anniversary also.

He was born on 7th July 1918, at Navsthala Hasanpur in district Bulanshehar in Uttar Pradesh. His original name was Ram Gopal Sharma. Not much information is available about his early years. His education was in Hindi and Sanskrit. He did his BA from Meerut College. As a young man, he had begun writing poetry and prose.

In early forties he came to Bombay, and in 1942 he joined the production house of Fazli Brothers. His first assignment was as the writer of advertisements and promotional material in Hindi, for the films produced by Fazli Brothers. His first song appeared in the film ‘Zabaan’ of 1943 – “Dheere Se Kadam Badhaata Chal, Bigdi Taqdeer Banaata Chal”, which was composed by C Ramchandra and sung by Ishwarlal and Kaushalya. His next song – “Soti Hun Ab Chanda Mujhe Jagaa Dena”, appeared 1944, in the film ‘Badi Baat’. The song was rendered by Amirbai under the direction of Feroze Nizami. This song became very popular in its time, and the name of its writer started getting known somewhat in the industry.

In 1945, his songs appeared in ‘Piya Milan’ and ’Swarn Bhoomi’. However, 1946 became a defining year for him. Four films were released that carried songs written by him – ‘Bhakt Prahlad’, ‘Dev Kanya’, ‘Maansarovar’ and ‘Uttra Abhimanyu’. As the names of these films suggest, yes, they had an effect to have Saraswati Kumar typecast as a writer for religious and mythological films. This categorization he was never able to shake off for the rest of his career.

That is not to say that he did not write other type of songs for other genres of films. The songs “Kahin Ka Deepak Kahin Ki Baati” (‘Aag’, 1948), “Raat Gayi Phir Din Aata Hai” (‘Boot Polish’, 1953, and “Nigaahon Se Dil Mein Chale Aayiega” (‘Hameer Hath’, 1964) are a sampler that represents that wide portfolio of genres he could handle. He has written close to 350 songs for about 100 Hindi films. Besides that, he translated and dubbed the songs and the dialogues for about 25 regional language films.

Saraswati Kumar was not just a song writer. He was also a screenplay writer, a dubbing specialist and a renowned author of literature for children. Books like ‘Haathi Ghoda Paalki’ and ‘Jai Janani, Jai Bharati’ became quite popular and famous. He used to write a lot for All India Radio – plays, songs, sponsored programs etc. for two years, he anchored the program ‘Apni Kahaani, Apni Zubaani’ – sponsored by Bank of Baroda. And above all, as a journalist, he continuously contributed stories and articles for newspapers and magazines.

He passed away in 1986, just after completing his 68 year.

The film ‘Bansari Bala’ is produced by Moghabhai Deasi under the banner of Desai Productions, Bombay, and is directed by Nanubhai Vakil. The cast of actors listed for this film is Chitra, Daljeet, Maruti, Niranjan Sharma, Krishna Kumari, Ram Singh, Tiwari, Mishra, Kamal, Meenu Mumtaz, Wazir Muhammad Khan, Susheel Kumar, Nadir Mota, Razia, Rafiq, Munshi Munakka, Jugnu, Shashimala, Savitri, Jagdish Kamal, Heera Sawant, Sheela Waaz, Suresh Nigam, Master Rajesh, and Al Nasir.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs for this film. Six songs are written by Pandit Faani and the remaining three are by Saraswati Kumar Deepak. Music direction is by Kamal Mitra. All the three songs which are written by Saraswati Kumar Deepak have been sung by Sudha Malhotra. One of these three is already showcased here on our blog – “Main To Chanda Ki Nagri Se Aayi Re”.

 Today’s lilting song is in the sweet singing voice is of Sudha Malhotra. Words are from the pen of Saraswati Kumar Deepak, and the signature melody is by Chitragupt. On screen, the song is performed by Chitra, who tells about her heart after someone came to her dreams and cast a captivating spell on her. The song is filmed in a garden. And we can see the subject of her aspirations (Daljeet) also present there, although she is not aware as she continues with the song.

The lyrics of this song have been sent in by Nitin Shah.

Listen and enjoy.

 


Song – Mere Nainon Mein, O Mere Sapnon Mein Chupke Se Aa (Bansari Bala) (1957) Singers – Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics – Saraswati Kumari Deepak, MD – Kamal Mitra

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa

mere nainon mein
o mere sapnon mein chupke se aaaaaa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
meri duniya mein
o dil ki bagiya mein chhup chhup ke aa aaaa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
mere nainon mein
o mere sapnon mein chupke se aaaa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya…..

aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

teer jaane ye kaise laga
mera doley re doley jiya
teer jane ye kaise laga
mera doley re doley jiya
boley man ka papiha piya
boley man ka papiha piya
dard kaisa mujhe de diya aa aa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
mere nainon me in
o mere sapnon mein chupke se aa aaa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya….

aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

apne mann ki main kaise kahoon
sakhi chup bhi main kaise rahoon
apne mann ki main kaise kahoon
sakhi chup bhi main kaise rahoon
dil ki maujon pe kaise bahoon
dil ki maujon pe kaise bahoon
sakhi dhadke hai mora jiya aa aa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
mere nainon mein
o mere sapnon me chupke se aa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya

aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

raah mujh ko dikha di nayi
main to hirni si ghayal hui
raah mujh ko dikha di nayi
main to hirni si ghayal hui
aaj kis ki main paagal hui
aaj kis ki main paagal hui ee ee
diya kis ne ye damka diya
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
mere nainon mein
o mere sapnon mein  chup ke se aa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya. . .

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

मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरी दुनिया में
ओ दिल की बगिया में छुप छुप के आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया

आssss आssss आsss
आssss आssss आsss

तीर जाने ये कैसे लगा
मेरा डोले रे डोले जिया
तीर जाने ये कैसे लगा
मेरा डोले रे डोले जिया
बोले मन का पपीहा पिया
बोले मन का पपीहा पिया
दर्द कैसा मुझे दे दिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया

आssss आssss आsss
आssss आssss आsss

अपने मन की मैं कैसे कहूँ
सखी चुप भी मैं कैसे रहूँ
अपने मन की मैं कैसे कहूँ
सखी चुप भी मैं कैसे रहूँ
दिल की मौजों पे कैसे बहूँ
दिल की मौजों पे कैसे बहूँ
सखी धड़के है मोरा जिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया

आssss आssss आsss
आssss आssss आsss

राह मुझको दिखा दी नई
मैं तो हिरणी सी घायल हुई
राह मुझको दिखा दी नई
मैं तो हिरणी सी घायल हुई
आज किसकी मैं पागल हुई
आज किसकी मैं पागल हुई॰॰ई॰॰ई
दिया किसने ये दमका दिया
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया

 


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

Blog Day :

4004 Post No. : 15108 Movie Count :

4149

Missing Films of 1960s – 113
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Famous last words, and all the associated idiomatic paraphernalia that goes along – well, it has happened with me too. 🙂 On Monday last (1st July), while posting the 112th episode of this series, I had, with much fanfare announced that no more films of 1960s are traceable at present. And the very same day, our dear Sadanand ji pointed me towards a link on YT – a song uploaded by Shri Girdhari Lal ji (of Jodhpur), from the film ‘Rang Raliyaan’ of 1962. This film is on the list of 79 films that I posted in that article – list of films that are still to be traced.

And so in my defense I want to state that Girdhari Lal ji is one of the earliest sources that I consulted, while searching for the missing films and songs. That must have been about 3 to 4 years ago, when I had started working on this series. At that point in time, he had told me that, he had not yet started working on the films from 1960s, so he could not say with certainty. Later, as I was getting to close this series, I should have checked with him again, but missed doing that. And this upload has been online for about 11 months now. 🙂

In my article I have written at one place,

The last column gives the no. of films which are not yet available, and I mean, not available from any source, period. As far as my search of the past almost four years reveals, songs of these films are not available anywhere in public domain. I could be wrong, and oh boy, I will be the happiest person to be told that I am wrong 🙂 .

Yes, I am happy to get hold of songs from a very rare and obscure film, and also to bring this film on board. And I heartfully thank Sadanand ji for bringing this song and upload to my notice. Further, I am so glad that providence made me close that article with the lines,

I suspend further publications in this series. I say suspend, because I want to leave the door open for the possibility that any of the remaining 79 films of this decade, may turn up, only God knows where and when.

Well, one of the films did turn up right away. 🙂

Not only has Girdhari Lal ji uploaded these songs online, he also sent me many more details about the film itself, which I am presenting here.

The film is produced by Achchhe Saheb (name given in Geet Kosh). It is directed by Aziz Kashmiri, who has also written the songs in this film. The cast of actors of this film includes Meena, Manhar Desai, Manju, Randheer, Dalpat and Om Prakash.

The film has seven songs, one of which is a long two part song. All songs are written by Aziz Kashmiri. Three music directors have contributed to the film – Vinod, Lachhiram and S Bannerji.  This particular song is composed by Lachhiram. The singing voice is that of Mubarak Begum.

This song is vintage Mubarak Begum. As I listened to this song multiple times, the rendition and the nuances kept taking my mind back to her other hit songs like “Tumhaara Dil Mere Dil Ke Muqaabil Ho Nahin Sakta. . . Bemuravvat Bewafaa. . .”, “Aankhon Aankhon Mein Har Ek Raat Guzar Jaati Hai”, and “Mere Aansuon Pe Na Muskura”. A sad song of a broken heart, I simply do not seem to be able to get enough of listening to it. A very rare and a very obscure addition to our blog – a song whose existence we have not been aware of all these years.

And yes, this find also gives hope and encouragement that more of the missing films and songs may be recovered in time.
Aameen.

 

Song – Kyon Hum Ne Mohabbat Ki Un Se  (Rang Raliyaan) (1962) Singer – Mubarak Begum, Lyrics – Aziz Kashmiri, MD – Lachhiram

Lyrics 

kya bhale din the
tabiyat jab kahin aai na thi
chot wo khaai hai dil par
jo kabhi khaai na thi

kyon hum ne mohabbat ki un se
oo oo oo
kyon hum ne mohabbat ki un se
kyon dil ka sukoon barbaad kiya
kyon un ke liye badnaam huye
oo oo oo
kyon un ke liye badnaam huye
kyon khaana e gham abaad kiya
kyon hum ne mohabbat. . .

daaman mein hai gham tum kya jaano
daaman mein hai gham tum kya jaano
majboor hain hum tum kya jaano
tum kya jaano
wo dil ki khushi paayenge kahaan
oo oo oo
wo dil ki khushi paayenge kahaan
kismet ne jinhen nashaad kiya
kyon hum ne mohabbat. . .

ae baad e saba tu jaa ke zara
ae baad e saba tu jaa ke zara
keh dena ye paighaam mera
paighaam mera
hum aur to sab kuchh bhool gaye
oo oo oo
hum aur to sab kuchh bhool gaye
ik teri wafaa ko yaad kiya..aa..aa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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क्या भले दिन थे
तबीयत जब कहीं आई ना थी
चोट वो खाई है दिल पर
जो कभी खाई ना थी

क्यों हमने मोहब्बत की तुमसे
ओ ओ ओ
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत की तुमसे
क्यों दिल का सुकूँ बर्बाद किया
क्यों उनके लिए बदनाम हुये
ओ ओ ओ
क्यों उनके लिए बदनाम हुये
क्यों खाना ए ग़म आबाद किया
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰

दामन में है ग़म तुम क्या जानो
दामन में है ग़म तुम क्या जानो
मजबूर हैं हम तुम क्या जानो
तुम क्या जानो
वो दिल की खुशी पाएंगे कहाँ
ओ ओ ओ
वो दिल की खुशी पाएंगे कहाँ
किस्मत ने जिन्हें नाशाद किया
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰

ए बाद ए सबा तू जा के ज़रा
ए बाद ए सबा तू जा के ज़रा
कह देना ये पैग़ाम मेरा
पैग़ाम मेरा
हम और तो सब कुछ भूल गए
ओ ओ ओ
हम और तो सब कुछ भूल गए
इक तेरी वफ़ा को याद किया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰ ॰ ॰


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

Blog Day :

4002 Post No. : 15103 Movie Count :

4147

Today’s song is from film ‘Jeena Seekho’ (1946). The film was made by Prabhakar Pictures, Bombay, which belonged to Bhalji Pendharkar, the elder brother of Baburaao Pendharkar – the hero of this film. Pendharkar brothers were quite big names in Maharashtra for film making. In fact, the whole clan of Pendharkar was connected with other famous people from film line, like Master Vinayak and V.Shantaram. Let us see how.

Bhal ji Pendharkar (Bhalchandra Gopal Pendharkar) was the son of Dr.Gopal Pendharkar, the Royal Physician of Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur state and his partner Radhabai. Dr. Gopal was already married to another lady. This couple gave birth to Bhalji and Baburao Pendharkar. Their mother Radhabai left Dr. Gopal Pendharkar and married Damodar Karnataki. They had two sons – Master Vinayak, the famous actor, director, producer and a studio owner (also father of Baby Nanda), and his brother Vasudev – who became a Cameraman. Kamalabai, the younger sister of Radhabai married Rajaram Vankudre and they had 2 sons – V.Shantaram, famous actor, director, producer and a studio owner and his brother V Avadhoot – equally famous cinematographer.

Thus all the stalwarts were related to each others and everyone of them made a name in the film industry – both Hindi and Marathi.

Baburao Pendharkar had an illustrious career in films. He worked in different capacities, acted in Marathi and Hindi films and even directed a Tamil film. As per the entry in The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, by Rajadhyksha and Willeman,

Baburao Pendharkar (1896-1967) was a pioneer Marathi actor and producer born in Kolhapur. Actor-manager of Maharashtra Film (1919); then a manager in Prabhat (1929); manager and main star at Kolhapur Cinetone (1933) and for several years associated with Master Vinayak at Hans Pics (1936) and Navyug Chitrapat; then producer with Navhans (1943). Best-known work after the mid-40s was with V. Shantaram at Rajkamal Kalamandir, including the classic role of the Chinese general in ‘Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani’ (1946), and with his brother, the director Bhalji Pendharkar. Noted actor as a villain in mythologicals (e.g. in Shantaram’s ‘Ayodhyecha Raja / Ayodhya Ka Raja’ (1932), Kans in Vasant Joglekar’s ‘Nand Kishore’ (1951), and Keechaka in Pethkar’s ‘Keechaka Vadha’ (1959)) and for character roles in socials by Atre (the crotchety grandfather in ‘Shyamchi Aai’ (1953); the title role in ‘Mahatma Phule’ (1954)). Directed Prabhat’s only major Tamil film, ‘Seeta Kalyanam’, a landmark in Tamil cinema. Also a noted stage actor. His autobiography (1961/1983) is also an important record of Marathi film history. From ‘Jalti Nishani’ (1932) to ‘Amrapali’ (1966), he worked in 69 films in all.

The music for the film Jeena Seekho was given by Pt. Hanuman Prasad (Sharma) aka HP Sharma. To my mind the name Hanuman creates an image of a Pehelwan (wrestler). When I was in school and college in the 50’s decade, there was a craze of wrestling shows all over India. Many big names like King Kong, Hercules, Phantom, The Masked Man, Zorawar Singh, Gama-Gunga and many other unspellable names from Europe and Middle East came to India to show their wrestling prowess to an excited gallery of thousands of people in big stadiums.

It was during this period, Dara Singh won many wrestling matches. He had a record of not losing a single match in his entire wrestling career. Then he entered films.  I saw a Dara singh and King Kong wrestling match in Fateh Maidan stadium in Hyderabad. Guru Hanuman’s akhada in the North India was very famous. I also remember that there was a woman wrestler named Hamida Banu and that she had defeated many male wrestlers.

However, this Hanuman Prasad was not a wrestler. He was actually a very soft spoken, good natured person. He was a multi faceted artiste. Besides giving music to 18 films, he had acted in a film ‘Aasuon Ki Duniya’ (1936); wrote lyrics in films – ‘Gaali’ (1944), ‘Rasilee’ (1946), ‘Jasoos’ (1947) and ‘Saudagar’ (1951); directed a film – ‘Rasilee’ (1944) and even sang a song in this film ! Apart from this, he was a qualified Kathak dancer. Due to his expertise in music, he was called Pt Hanuman Prasad and due to his excellence in dancing, he was called Ustad Hanuman Prasad !

He was born in 1920 at Sujangarh in Rajasthan . He attained proficiency in music and dance. He came to Bombay and started teaching dance and music in the music school run by Pt Gouri Shankar in Hindu colony, Dadar. One day he heard the singing of a young girl, who lived with her family in top floor of the same building as his. This you girl was Geeta Roy. Attracted by her voice he met her father Devendra Roy Chaudhuri and requested him to allow her to sing in his film. He gave her one line each in 4 songs, in the chorus. Only two of these are now available. Though she was uncredited, her voice is identifiable in those songs. The rest is history – as they say. Hanuman Prasad thus engraved his name forever in the history.

He has one more claim to fame(?). He was the first husband of yesteryear actress AMBU aka Lalita Pawar. She divorced him later and married GP Pawar. She divorced him also and finally married Gupta – a producer.

First time, he gave music in the film ‘Chowringhee’ (1942). In this film his co-MD was Kazi Nazrul Islam – Bengal’s revolutionary poet and writer. HP composed 11 songs, whereas Kazi Nazrul Islam composed and wrote 2 songs. HP was impressed with Sajjad Hussain, who was a struggler at that time. Sajjad’s mastery over a number of instruments mesmerised HP and he took Sajjad as his assistant. HP also gave a break to Sajjad Hussain in film ‘Gaali’ (1944), in which Sajjad composed 3 songs and HP composed 9 songs.

HP was an expert in classical music, which he used in ‘Draupadi’ (1944), a film made by Baburao Patel (of magazine Film India fame) for his wife Susheela Rani. She sang 9 solo songs in it. She had also acted in it. The film was a flop.

The films of HP were , ‘Chowringhee’ (1942), ‘Ismat’ (1944), ‘Gaali’ (1944), ‘Draupadi’ (1944), ‘Rasilee’ (1946), ‘Nai Maa’ (1946), ‘Jeena Seekho’ (1946), ‘Bhakta Prahlad’ (1946), ‘Jasoos’ (1947), ‘Middle Fail’ (1948), ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ (1948), ‘Jannat’ (1949), ‘Daulat’ (1949), ‘Chilman’ (1949), ‘Bhool Ka Shikar’ (1950), ‘Apni Chhaaya’ (1950), ‘Saudaagar’ (1951) and ‘Usha Kiron’ (1952).

HP’s music was outdated in the new decade. He realised it and gave up this line. He spent all his time in teaching dance and music to students. He was a Saibaba devotee. Hanuman Prasad died in 1972 in Bombay.
(Adapted from an article in book ‘Rahen na rahen hum’ by Shantaram Mankikar and ‘Yadon ki Baraat’ by Shirish Kanekar, with thanks).

Today’s song is sung by my favourite singer – Saraswati Rane (real name Sakina Bi aka Chhotu Tai). Born on 4-10-1916, she was the youngest daughter of legendary Maestro of Kirana Gharana, Ustad Kareem Khan and Tarabai Maane. Her siblings in music fields were Suresh Babu Maane (real name Abdul Rehman) and Hirabai Badodekar (real name Champakali). She was one of the finest ever singers in India. She cut more than 200 records of classical singing. She won many awards too.

As per HFGK, her name appears for 26 songs in 11 films. However, she sang many more film songs, for which her name does not appear in HFGK, for whatever reasons. An example is today’s song, which is not credited in HFGK to anyone. It is thanks to the uploader, music expert and reputed collector Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji (of Jodhpur), who provided the names of singer and the lyricist (Veer Mohammed Puri – what a strange name !). Singer Saraswati Rane died on 10-10-2006. She was the last of the children of Ustad Kareem Khan. I have not repeated her bio data as it was already given in 2015, in my write up for the song “Uhoon Uhoom Shikaar Na Khel“.

When you listen to this song, you will realise how an ordinary tune and music sounds sweet and melodious with Saraswati Rane’s singing. With this song, the film ‘Jeena Seekho’ of 1946 makes its debut on the blog.

 

Song – Sansaar Banaane Waale, Aisa Sansaar Bana De Re (Jeena Seekho) (1946) Singer – Saraswati Rane, Lyrics – Veer Mohammed Puri, MD – Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

sansaar banaane waale
sansaar banaane waale
aisa sansaar bana de
bana de
bana de re
sansaar banaane waale
sansaar banaane waale
aisa sansaar bana de
bana de
bana de re

ik prem bhari duniya ho
ik prem bhari duniya ho
ik hulka phulka mann ho
ik hulka phulka mann ho
armaanon mein jeevan ho
armaanon mein jeevan ho
halka sa
halka sa ?? ?? ho
halka sa ?? ?? ho
main hoon mera saajan ho
main hoon mera saajan ho
aur gaada sa bandhan ho
us bandhan ke dhaagon mein
pyaara sa pyaar bana de
bana de
bana de re
sansaar banaane waale

mann saajan ki godi mein
mann saajan ki godi mein
aasha ?? ?? jagi ho..oo..oo
oo..oo..oo
meethe meethe
meethe swar mein
meethe meethe
meethe swar mein
sukh ki veena bajti ho..oo..oo
sukh ki veena bajti ho..oo..oo
duniya ho
duniya ho kar matwaali
duniya ho kar matwaali
preetam preetam bhajti ho
preetam preetam bhajti ho
us veena ke taaron mein
us veena ke taaron mein
aisi ?? bana de
bana de
bana de re
sansaar banaane waale
aisa sansaar bana de
bana de
bana de re
sansaar banaane waale

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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संसार बनाने वाले
संसार बनाने वाले
ऐसा संसार बना दे
बना दे
बना दे re
संसार बनाने वाले
संसार बनाने वाले
ऐसा संसार बना दे
बना दे
बना दे re

इक प्रेम भरी दुनिया हो
इक प्रेम भरी दुनिया हो
इक हल्का फुल्का मन हो
इक हल्का फुल्का मन हो
अरमानों में जीवन हो
अरमानों में जीवन हो
हल्का सा
हल्का सा ?? ?? हो
हल्का सा ?? ?? हो
मैं हूँ मेरा साजन हो
मैं हूँ मेरा साजन हो
और गाढ़ा से बंधन हो
उस बंधन के धागों में
प्यारा सा प्यार बना दे
बना दे
बना दे रे
संसार बनाने वाले

मन साजन की गोदी में
मन साजन की गोदी में
आशा ?? ?? जगी हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
मीठे मीठे
मीठे स्वर में
मीठे मीठे
मीठे स्वर में
सुख की वीणा बजती हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
सुख की वीणा बजती हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
दुनिया हो
दुनिया होकर मतवाली
दुनिया होकर मतवाली
प्रीतम प्रीतम भजती हो
प्रीतम प्रीतम भजती हो
उस वीणा के तारों में
ऐसी ?? बना दे
बना दे
बना दे रे
संसार बनाने वाले
ऐसा संसार बना दे
बना दे
बना दे re
संसार बनाने वाले


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

Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15101 Movie Count :

4146

Missing Films of 1960s – 112
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Cricket is a distraction par excellence. 🙂  I am sure most of us bandwagoneers will agree.

That we are approaching the 151st century of songs on the blog, was being exchanged between Atul ji and myself for quite some days now. But the fact that we are also approaching the completion of the 4th millennium of no. of days of existence, almost went completely un-noticed by either of us. It was like just three or four days ago, that the tubelight came on in my mind. I immediately wrote to Atul ji. And equally immediately we agreed that we are on a threshold milestone that is more significant than the 151st century of songs.

Pondering on how to impress the importance of this event, we went back and forth with a couple of ideas. Of course, the idea that we should combine the 4th mega-day with the 151st C, was the immediate conclusion. And the century song was then scheduled for 1st July, and we decided to pace out the required interim posts so that we accomplish this combination.

Now we had already identified the century song, and Atul ji was already in preparation with the environment friendly post. The song – I had already suggested to Atul ji, and we had agreed to bring on “Main Mar Gai Garmi Se” as the crucial link in this scheme to bring home the message of global warming and connect it to the environment friendliness objective. But then Atul ji came up with a counter thought. The song itself is a June song, and we will be overstepping into July if we post it on the 4,000th day. Now what to do? After a brief exchange, we agreed that we will post this song on 30th June, on the 3,999th day and then figure out another special for 1st July. The decision then also put us in a scramble, because then we had four more posts to make this June song hit the date of 30th June. So then both of us weighed in, in favor of making these four posts (plus the century post, making it five) happen on Sunday, split as three posts by me and two by Atul ji.

I prepared the current latest post by Arun ji, and scheduled it for early morning release on Sunday. And then I worked the afternoon and evening to make two more posts, adding into two of my ongoing series – one for the repeat songs and one for the sleepless nights.

And then, of course we know what transpired on Sunday. India lost by 30 runs against England – personally I believe it could have been done, but then that is me, commenting, watching from thousands of miles away. In short, cricket otherwise consumed the attention and our combined target of 5 posts slipped by 2.

So in the morning, I get an email from Atul ji. Quite matter of fact indeed, that he was not able to make any posts yesterday, and that although it is July now, but the garmi still justifies the song, and that we are happy we combine 4M + 151C today. So the following is what I wrote back to him reassuringly –

Yes, in our part of the country, where monsoons have not yet arrived, the heat is sweltering and quite intense. The song is still very appropriate.

And btw, it is still June in the US. It will be June in Midway Islands, Samoa till 4.30 pm (IST) today. And overall, the month of June 2019 will remain on this planet till 5.30 (IST) pm, when finally midnight crosses over the International Date Line. :D) :D)

Atul ji agreed. If you notice the time of posting of the 151C song – it is 4.50 PM (IST). We made it well within the transmogrified target, with 40 minutes to spare. Meaning that the month of June was still alive on this planet when 151C got posted. The final edge of the midnight crossed over the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean 40 minutes after the posting, finally closing the month of June 2019 from everywhere on earth. Talk about close shaves. 😀 😀

But another notable mention still needs to be made.  In this exchange, Atul ji also expressed that he was not feeling very good about the amount of significance that he wants to bring in to this milestone of 4M days. He said it is not feeling weighty enough. So then I suggested that let us follow this 151C post with another post that brings is one more very significant song, and celebration, to add to the 4M festivities. And that I have the very thing planned for the 151C+1 post in any case, to be brought on to blog on 2nd July. So let me explain. Maybe some of you may have noticed. Whenever we reach a century post milestone, that milestone stays on for that entire day. Meaning we don’t follow up with any other post that day, to ensure that the century celebration stays on for at least one full day. When I explained the content I had planned for this 151C+1 post, he readily agreed to make an exception to this convention of keeping the day free after publishing a century post.

So excuse me for the long drawn intro – I believe the prelude circumstances were quite interesting enough to merit this story being told. 🙂 🙂

So what is special about this post – the 112th in the series of ‘Missing Films of 1960s?

Two reasons. Firstly, based on all the research and explorations that I have been able to make regarding the missing films list of 1960s that Ben Katie prepared as my homework, and based on all the material that I have been able to trace and ferret out, today’s post is the grand finale, of this series. Meaning that, given everything that I have been able to lay my hands on, this is truly the last film that can be presented in this series. So we have a marathon series of 112 episodes, lasting for 3 years, 9 months and 2 days, coming to a close today.

And secondly, the rarity of the song that is being presented today. The quality of rarity of this song in my opinion, actually goes beyond the rarest of the rare. Today’s song, for whatever it is worth, comes into play, where everyone related to Hindi film music has been resigned to the fact that this film, ‘Hawa Mahal’ of 1962 – it does not have any, and I mean ANY, surviving songs available. In a situation where the absence of songs is an established and accepted fact, when one is able to trace out something, even a partial song, that is indeed a matter of a resounding celebration. A little later in this post, I will explain the how this came about.

Let us quickly get over with the numbers first. Ben Katie started work on compiling the list of missing films from 1960s (1961-1970) by comparing the listing in GK Vol 4 and the list of songs posted on our blog. That was in November of 2014. She sent out the first draft listing to myself, Arun ji and the rest of the team for a quick review and update cycle. The review and update part did happen, but the ‘quick’ part did not. 🙂 Anyways, after setting up, reviewing and inserting special remarks for some films as required, we came up with the following numbers,

Total listed as released films               >>          942

No. of films present on blog                 >>          695
(at the time of finalizing the list)

No. of films still to be posted               >>          247
(at the time of finalizing the list)

So 247 was the count to be tackled, when I started working on this series. The first episode was aired on 30th Sep, 2015, and the movie presented in that first episode is ‘Muraad’ of 1961. Initially, I tried to stick to the sequence in which these films appear in the Geet Kosh. But not strictly all the way through – quite a few times I would break the sequence, based on availability issues or demands of some special event such as anniversaries etc.

As is apparent from the episode number, I have been able to bring onboard 112 films (including today’s ‘Hawa Mahal’). The following table gives the details of this analysis, by year within this decade.

Year Movies Released Included in the Blog To Be   Posted Series Posting Other Postings Films  Pending
1961 104 92 12 5 1 6
1962 93 61 32 15 3 14
1963 89 68 21 5 4 12
1964 99 78 21 9 5 7
1965 100 70 30 14 5 11
1966 103 80 23 9 10 4
1967 83 58 25 16 5 4
1968 72 53 19 8 6 5
1969 97 65 32 13 10 9
1970 102 70 32 18 7 7
 Totals 942 695 247 112 56 79

The first three columns (after the year column) give the status as of the compilation and analysis done by Ben Katie, at the beginning of this exercise, i.e. November of 2014. The next two columns give the data on postings for the particular year, after this exercise is set in motion. Interesting to note that at total of 56 songs of this decade got posted on the blog, outside of this series, during the same period. The last column gives the no. of films which are not yet available, and I mean, not available from any source, period. As far as my search of the past almost four years reveals, songs of these films are not available anywhere in public domain. I could be wrong, and oh boy, I will be the happiest person to be told that I am wrong 🙂 .

As per the last column, we are still short by 79 films from this decade. I am giving below the list of films that have remained untraceable even after continued effort of almost 4 years. The listing is by year in the decade.

Year   Balance movies Information
1961 1 Chatrapati Shivaji Children’s Film Society of India
2 Flight to Assam
3 Howrah Express
4 Mahavat
5 Tanhai
6 Teen Ustad
1962 1 Aalha Udal
2 Balidan
3 Bijli Chamke Jamuna Paar
4 Deccan Queen
5 Fakiron Ki Basti
6 Hamen Bhi Jeene Do
7 Hamen Khelne Do Children’s Film Society of India
8 Jai Ho Mohabbat Ki
9 Madam Zapatta
10 Meri Bahen
11 Mohabbat Zindabad
12 Nadira
13 Raj Nandini
14 Rang Raliyan
1963 1 Deepak Children’s Film Society of India
2 Flying Horse (Udta Ghoda)
3 House Holder, The (Gharbaar)
4 Jai Jagannath
5 Junglee Raja
6 Kala Ghoda
7 Kala Jadoo
8 King of Carnival
9 Maya Mahal
10 Mr. Toofan
11 Raj Mahal
12 Tarzan And Gorilla
1964 1 Arab Ka Lal
2 Hukum Ka Ekka (Ace of Spades)
3 Khushnasib
4 Pahadi Jawan
5 Rahul Children’s Film Society of India
6 Raju Aur Gangaram (Boy & the Parrot) Children’s Film Society of India
7 Son of Hurcules
1965 1 Accident
2 Anmol Moti Children’s Film Society of India
3 Flying Man (Hawaii Insaan)
4 Kapurush-O-Mahapurush
5 Kite Fight (Wo kaata) Children’s Film Society of India
6 Kutte Ki Kahani Children’s Film Society of India
7 Main Bhi Maa Hoon
8 Mehbooba
9 Nartaki Chitra
10 Panch Ratan
11 Shahi Raqaasa
1966 1 Bahadur Dakoo
2 Chanchal Ka Swapna Children’s Film Society of India
3 Kazaki Children’s Film Society of India
4 Professor X
1967 1 Bhakta Prahlad
2 Maya Sundari
3 Naya Rasta
4 Rajoo Sachhe Moti-62 was re-released as Rajoo-67
1968 1 C.I.D. Agent 302
2 Lahu Pukarega
3 London Express
4 Mata Mahakali
5 Ram Aur Rahim Dubbed?
1969 1 Beti Yumhare Jaisi unavailable
2 Bhuvan Shome Songless Film
3 Danka
4 Ittefaaq Songless Film
5 Jungle King
6 Rakhi Rakhi
7 Rambhakt Hanuman
8 Sara Akash Songless Film
9 S.O.S. Jasoos 007
1970 1 Chalbaaz Leader
2 C.I.D. 999 in Goa
3 Do Thug
4 Heere Ki Titli Children’s Film Society of India
5 Muqabala
6 Qatil
7 Uski Roti Songless Film

The request for all readers and friends is to please check the above list. In case there is any information available about the songs of any of these 79 films, please, please, please share it with us.

So having dealt with the numbers and having told the story of pending films, let me now come to the song being presented today.  The film ‘Hawa Mahal’ of 1962 is produced by Ramesh Vyas, under the banner of Navkala Niketan, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The main cast of actors is listed as Ranjan, Helen, Tiwari, Baboo Raje, Ramavtar, Bela Bose, Jugnu, Shyam, and Prakash amongst others.

There are six songs listed in the Geet Kosh. The name of lyricist is not given. Also, the names of the singers are not listed. Music direction is by Avinash Vyas. The singing voices used in this film are of Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor, however assignment to individual songs is not indicated.

Now coming to the mystery of songs of this film. In my search for the songs of this film, I could establish one thing. No gramophone records of the songs of this film are available anywhere. The general response from the premier collectors is that no 78 rpm records of this film were created. I was quite disappointed. With names like Helen and Bela Bose in the cast of actors, the film being of the ‘jaadugar saiyyaan’ types abracadabra of magic and fantasy, the music of Avinash Vyas, the singing voices identified – I was eagerly expecting some wonderful songs to be harvested from a film like this. But my search kept turning up a naught wherever I would be inquiring.

Then maybe three or so years ago, I espied a VCD release of this film with a VCD/DVD dealer in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. I just pounced at it, and bought it. Getting home, with an anxious expectation, I put on my laptop to play. I could not believe my eyes. The film runs its complete length, and NOT A SINGLE SONG is existing in the film. I was devastated. I ran the film again – maybe I had dozed off when the songs were playing. But no, even the second more careful screening did not turn up any songs. I ran the disc a third time, and carefully looked at sequence of scenes. And sure enough, I was able to detect three or four places, where the narrative jumps, and the scene makes up as if there would have been a song here. The realization struck me – all the songs had been edited out of the film. I was furious, cursing the VCD manufacturer’s apathy towards lovers of music, trying to cut down run time of the film to fit on the disk, वगैरह, वगैरह.

I tried once again – bought another disc, but still no songs. Now I was obsessed in trying to get to the source material of this film – the VHS tapes. In my search for the same, in India, as well as outside India, I was successful in procuring three different copies of the VHS tapes of this film from different sources. Imagine my horror, when I found that even the VHS tapes were bereft of any songs.

I was confused, angry and anxious. I started talking to my collector friends, asking them if they had any information on why such a fate had befallen this film. No one had any clue. The Geet Kosh does not carry any additional footnotes, remarks or corrigenda about this film. I was in total despair. Six songs listed, the film is available, and not one song is traceable.

The Geet Kosh lists only three actors – Ranjan, Helen and Tiwari. Just came to my mind, and I carefully viewed the credits at the beginning to get more complete information. One thing struck me as very peculiar. The name of the MD is given, names of two playback singers are given. But there is no name listed for the songwriter. I carefully checked it twice – sure enough the name of the lyricist is not in the credits. My mind then surmised this possibility that before the release of this film, some trouble must have brewed between the producer and the songwriter. No settlement could be reached through mediation, and the songwriter probably took the legal recourse, and got an order from the courts to disallow use of the songs written by him, in the film. The producer must have been forced to give up the rights to the songs. The same got deleted from the film, and as well, no gramophone records were manufactured. And the producer then also deleted the reference to the songwriter’s name in the credits. All well for them, but the music lovers have lost an unheard treasure.

Some month ago, for no reason, I picked up this disc, and started viewing it, simply as timepass, and to get the hang of the storyline. There is an evil magician living at the bottom of the ocean. He has fairies and mermaids as his attendants. He is collecting human skulls – when he will get to 100, he will achieve power to conquer the three worlds. Helen is one of the fairies that lures unsuspecting ‘aadam jaat’ male humans with her charm, and once entrapped, they are tied up and taken to the bottom of the ocean. One day, she lays a trap, and who would walk in but the hero of the film – Ranjan. She promptly falls in love with him, and sets him free, does not take him to her magician master. The news spreads in the underwater world, and the magician imprisons her. Her human beloved gets to know the story, and with his friends, goes down to free Helen. There is standard stuff of fights, fist fights and sword fights which seem to go on and on and on. There is a spaceship which is shaped like a palace – ‘Hawa Mahal’ for you. Ranjan defeats the magician and escapes from the underwater world in this spaceship, with Helen, and his friends. A happy ending for all. Lot of magic stuff happens throughout the film.

This time around, I watched this film in its entirety, right up to ‘THE END’. And that is where the magic happened. I discovered a partial song, right at the end of the film. It seems when the editor spliced out the songs from the main body of the film, he simply forgot that one partial song has been used in the closing minutes of the film. The discovery flabbergasted me – at least now we have one sampler from this film.

The singing voice is Mahendra Kapoor. The clip is a segment of the song, just over a minute in length. But goodness what a wonderful melody this turns out to be. One can only imagine what may have been the quality of songs if this is a representative sample. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

So then I upload this one minute clip, containing one complete stanza, and make for this post. This discovery is no less than any other rarest of rare songs. The world of collectors had given up on this film and its songs. But then we now have one half song, discovered quite by accident, giving a flavor of what could have been.

And with this startling discovery, I suspend further publications in this series. I say suspend, because I want to leave the door open for the possibility that any of the remaining 79 films of this decade, may turn up, only God knows where and when.

The wait will never end.

 

Song – Taaron Bhari Raat Hai  (Hawa Mahal) (1962) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

nai nai manzil hai
naya naya geet hai
poori hui aarzoo
mann ka mila meet hai
miley aaj humsafar
kal ki hai kya khabar
miley aaj humsafar
kal ki hai kya khabar
palken jhuka ke keh de
mann mein kya baat hai

taaron bhari raat hai
ghunghat mein chaand hai
akhiyaan mila ke keh de
mann mein kya baat hai. . .
taaron bhari raat hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नई नई मंज़िल है
नया नया गीत है
पूरी हुई आरज़ू
मन का मिला मीत है
मिले आज हमसफर
कल की है क्या खबर
मिले आज हमसफर
कल की है क्या खबर
पलकें झुका के कह दे
मन में जो बात है

तारों भरी रात है
घूँघट में चाँद है
अखियाँ मिला के कह दे
मन में क्या बात है॰ ॰ ॰
तारों भरी रात है

 


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.

Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15099

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 36
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Welcome all to this ‘pehli taarikh’ of July’2019. We look back to this day ‘ten years back’ in the blog. 01st July’2009 started in the blog with the song from ‘Khota Paisa-1958’, it was followed by a song from ‘Sanjog-1961’, third song of the day was from the 1959 movie ‘Chacha Zindabad’, next song was from the movie ‘Chhailaa Babu-1967’. Fifth song of that day came from 1970 – Man Ki Aankhen. The day was finally rounded off with a song from ‘Preet Ki Dori-1971’.

Today on 1 july 2019, we are starting our day in the blog with a song from the 1971 movie ‘Preet Ki Dori’ which made its debut in the blog on ths day ten years ago.

I am aware of the name of this movie because of HFGK Vol-V and our blog, otherwise I was totally in the dark about this movie. I had neither watched the movie nor heard any of the songs of this movie befoore preparing this post.

The song of ‘Preet Ki Dori-1971’ posted in the blog ten years ago is the only song from this movie covered so far inthe blog. Today’s song, second song from the movie is being posted after a full cycle of ten years 😊

Let us see the “Yippeeee” status for all the other movies whose songs were covered on 01.07.2009;

‘Khotaa Paisaa-1958’ – Not Yippeeee’d (04 of 07 songs posted)
‘Sanjog-1961’ – All Songs Covered
‘Chacha Zindabad-1959’- All Songs Covered
‘Chhailaa Babu-1967’ – All Songs Covered
‘Man Ki Aakhen-1970’-All Songs Covered
‘Preet Ki Dori-1971’ – Only 01 song posted

When I checked for the songs in this movie ‘Preet Ki Dori’, and went through the only song posted on the blog, I found that apart from the male version of this song ‘Milaa jo pyaar to ham pyaar ke qaabil na rahe’ which was discussed in the blog, this song also has a female version (which is also a ‘happy version’). However, on checking the HFGK Vol V I found that it does not mention this song in two versions, and the female version is treated as a different song. I request our editors and other knowledgeable readers to throw light on the same. My guess is that the tune is totally different and couple of words are different in the happy version and that could be the reason for this song being treated as s separate song in HFGK. If this Lata song is considered as second version of the first song posted, then with today’s song sung by Lata, all Lata Mangeshkar songs from this movie will be covered.

‘Preet Ki Dori-1971’ was directed by Satish Kumar for ‘K.S. Pictures, Bombay’. It was produced by Suraj Prakash Seth and presented by Krishna Kumari.

It had Tanuja, Ajay Sahni (Parishit Sahni), Bindu, Nazeer Hussain, Jeevan, Lalita Pawar, Asit Sen, Roopesh Kumar, Mohan Choti, Tuntun, Kumud, Mishrilal, Nikita, Maruti, Randhir, Santosh Kumar, Pal Sharma, Rajnath, Radheyshyam, Soni, Nazeer Kashmiri, Maqbool, Abu Bakar, Dalpat Kaka, Ajeet, N.Reddi, Paul Sharma and a parrot ‘Mitthoo’.

Story, Dialogues and Screenplay of this movie was written by R. Priya Darshi. Editing of this movie was done by Kamlakar.

This movie had total five songs written by Indeewar. Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar have given their voices to the songs in this movie. All songs are solo songs where Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar have two solos each and one solo song was by Kishore Kumar.

This movie was passed by the Censor Board on 25.09.1971.

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and it is lip synced by Tanuja on screen. Parikshit Sahni is also seen in the picturization of this lovely song as the lady sings for her beloved but hiding from him.

None of the songs of this movie seems to be popular, however they are nice songs to watch and listen.

While covering the first song from the movie, Atul ji had mentioned that the movie had flopped at the box office and that resulted in its songs not getting exposure and popularity with movie lovers.

Let us now enjoy today’s song. This movie is available online for watching. Nevertheless I request our knowledgeable readers, who may have watched this movie during its time to throw light on this movie.


Song-Preet ki dori sainyya tujh sang baandhi (Preet Ki Dori)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

preet ki dori ee ee ee
preet ki dori sainyya
tujh sang baandhi
tujh sang baandhi

preet ki dori ee ee ee
preet ki dori sainyya
tujh sang baandhi
tujh sang baandhi
ab kya barkhaa aa aa aa
ab kya aandhi
tujh sang baandhi dori
tujh sang baandhi
saat janam ka saath hai saajan
o o ho ho o
saat janam ka saath hai saajan
ye do din ki baat nahin hai
saans ke rehte toot sake jo
saans ke rehte toot sake jo
aisaa apna saath nahin hai
preet ki dori ee ee ee
preet ki dori sainyya
tujh sang baandhi
tujh sang baandhi

kangan to hai tan ka bandhan
ho o ho o o
kangan to hai tan ka bandhan
man ka bandhan preet ki dori
tod naa paayenge jagwaale
tod naa paayenge jagwaale
chor naa kar paayenge chori
preet ki dori ee ee ee
preet ki dori sainyya
tujh sang baandhi
tujh sang baandhi
ab kya barkhaa aa aa aa
ab kya aandhi
tujh sang baandhi dori
tujh sang baandhi

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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प्रीत की डोरी ई ई ई
प्रीत की डोरी सैंय्या
तुझ संग बांधी
तुझ संग बांधी

प्रीत की डोरी ई ई ई
प्रीत की डोरी सैंय्या
तुझ संग बांधी
तुझ संग बांधी
अब क्या बरखा आ आ आ
अब क्या आंधी
तुझ संग बांधी डोरी
तुझ संग बांधी
सात जनम का साथ है साजन
ओ ओ हो हो ओ
सात जनम का साथ है साजन
ये दो दिन की बात नहीं है
सांस के रहते टूट सके जो
सांस के रहते टूट सके जो
ऐसा अपना साथ नहीं है
प्रीत की डोरी ई ई ई
प्रीत की डोरी सैंय्या
तुझ संग बांधी
तुझ संग बांधी

कंगन तो है तन का बंधन
हो ओ हो ओ ओ
कंगन तो है तन का बंधन
मन का बंधन प्रीत की डोरी
तोड़ ना पायेंगे जगवाले
तोड़ ना पायेंगे जगवाले
चोर ना कर पायेंगे चोरी
प्रीत की डोरी ई ई ई
प्रीत की डोरी सैंय्या
तुझ संग बांधी
तुझ संग बांधी
अब क्या बरखा आ आ आ
अब क्या आंधी
तुझ संग बांधी डोरी
तुझ संग बांधी


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