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

Blog Day :

4278 Post No. : 15516

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post was very popular in the 70s. We can hear it occasionally even now on the AIR’s Vividh Bharati. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist with RD Burman as the music director.

‘Bhanwar’ (1976) was directed by Bhappie Sonie and had a cast headed by Ashok Kumar, Randhir Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Aruna Irani, Asrani, Ranjeet, Kamini Kaushal, Nadira, Madan Puri etc. Two songs from this movie are already posted on this blog.

We are having the third song today to remember Parveen Babi – today on her 71st birthday. This beautiful lady was born in Junagadh and had her schooling in Ahmedabad. She made her debut opposite Salim Durrani (‘Charitra’, 1973) but her first success was opposite Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Majboor’ (1974). She had a good run at the box office and co-starred with all the heroes of her time. Her career spanned around 15/16 years from 1973 to 1988 with one movie releasing rather late in 1991. She led a lonely life after she stopped acting and withdrew from public eye. She passed away on 20th Jan, 2005.

Thinking of the beautiful Parveen Babi today with this song

 

Song – Aankhen Milaayenge Baaten Sunaayenge  (Bhanwar) (1976) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Lata + Kishore

Lyrics 

aankhen milaayenge

baaten sunaayenge

aankhen milaayenge
baaten sunaayenge
palken bichhaayenge
zulfen bikhraayenge
phir kisi din
aaj kya karenge
ho aaj sirf gaana gaayenge
aankhen milaayenge
baaten sunaayenge
palken bichhaayenge
zulfen bikhraayenge
phir kisi din
bhai aaj kya karenge
ho aas sirf gaana gaayenge

gaane ke liye yahaan aana kya zaroori tha
jaane ke liye ye bahana kya zaroori tha
gaane ke liye yahaan aana kya zaroori tha
jaane ke liye ye bahana kya zaroori tha
achha maan jaate hain
nahi tadpaate hain 
ye baat huyi na
la la laa laa laa laa laa laa
mil ke leheraayenge 
kabhi paas aayenge
kabhi door jaayenge
roothenge manaayenge
phir kisi din
oho aaj kya karenge, 
ho aaj sirf gaana gayenge

pyar mein gile shiqwe ka mauka deti ho
ghar se bula ke raste me dhokha deti ho
pyar mein gile shiqwe ka mauka deti ho
ghar se bula ke raste mein dhokha deti ho
achha chalo theek hai 
kuchh bhi ho preet hai
wada raha naa
haan wada
la la laa laa laa laa laa laa
preet ye nibhaayenge 
aankhon mein basaayenge
tumko naa rulaayenge 
hasenge hasaayenge, 
phir kisi din
bhai aaj kya karenge, 
ho aaj sirf gaana gaayenge

aankhen milaayenge 
baatein sunaayenge
palke bichhaayenge 
zulfen bikharaayenge
phir kisi din
to aaj kya karenge
aaj sirf gaana gaayenge
aaj sirf gaana gaayenge
lal laa la la la laa
lal laa la la la la laa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आँखें मिलाएंगे

बातें सुनाएँगे

आँखें मिलाएंगे
बातें सुनाएँगे
पलकें बिछाएंगे
ज़ुल्फें बिखराएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
आज क्या करेंगे
हो आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे
आँखें मिलाएंगे
बातें सुनाएँगे
पलकें बिछाएंगे
ज़ुल्फें बिखराएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
भई आज क्या करेंगे
हो आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे

गाने के लिए यहाँ आना क्या ज़रूरी था
जाने के लिए ये बहाना क्या ज़रूरी था
गाने के लिए यहाँ आना क्या ज़रूरी था
जाने के लिए ये बहाना क्या ज़रूरी था
अच्छा मान जाते हैं
नहीं तड़पाते हैं
ये बात हुई ना
ल ल ला ला ला ला ला ला
मिल के लहराएंगे
कभी पास आएंगे
कभी दूर जाएँगे
रूठेंगे मनाएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
ओ हो आज क्या करेंगे
हो आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे

प्यार में गिले शिकवे के मौका देती हो
घर से बुला के रस्ते में धोखा देती हो
प्यार में गिले शिकवे के मौका देती हो
घर से बुला के रस्ते में धोखा देती हो
अच्छा चलो ठीक है
कुछ भी हो प्रीत है
वादा रहा ना
हाँ वादा
ल ल ला ला ला ला ला ला
प्रीत ये निभाएंगे
आँखों में बसाएँगे
तुमको ना रुलाएंगे
हंसेंगे हंसाएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
भई आज क्या करेंगे
हो आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे

आँखें मिलाएंगे
बातें सुनाएँगे
पलकें बिछाएंगे
ज़ुल्फें बिखराएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
तो आज क्या करेंगे
आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे
आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे
ला ला ल ल ल ल ला
ला ला ल ल ल ल ला


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Blog Day :

4277 Post No. : 15514 Movie Count :

4276

Although not listed in the anniversaries list on our blog, a message yesterday from Mahesh ji reminded that it was the remembrance day of the music director Robin Chatterji. Some more discussion followed in which it was mentioned that Rafi Sb had never sung under the  baton of this music director. Something tickled in the memory and I searched through the Geet Kosh listings and my collection, coming up with this wonderful solo of Rafi Sb, that he has sung for Robin Chatterjee, in a Bhojpuri film.

Remembering Robin Chatterjee on the anniversary of his passing away (2nd April, 1976).

As is the fate of many such lesser known and lesser appreciated artists, there is very little information available about him. His date of birth is recorded as 8th January, 1914. No details about his family or early years is available. One name is available – his first teacher of classical music was Keshab Ganesh Dhekan. Robin started his career with the venerable New Theatres, in their music department. He sang in the chorus line for NT films like ‘Adhikar’ (1938).

Some records indicate that worked as an assistant to music director Anupam Ghatak. He and Anupam had learnt music from the same teacher (KH Dhekan). Apparently he assisted Anupam Ghatak with some of his films during 1939-40.

Information about his earliest films as an independent music director is not very specific. Based on Geet Kosh listings, the first Hindi film where we see his name appear as a music director is ‘Raaj Lakshmi’ (1945). Listings show that he shared the music direction responsibility for this film with Dhiren Mitra. This film was produced under the banner of MP Productions, Calcutta (now Kolkata). This film has the distinction of being the debut film for Talat Mehmood, as a singer in Hindi films. Prior to this, he had sung under the pseudonym of Tapan Kumar, all recordings being for Bangla films or for non-film Hindi and Bangla songs. The debut solo songs for him in this film are “Jaago Musaafir Jaago, Kholo Mann Ka Dwaar” and “Tu Sun Le Matwaale”.

Browsing through the Geet Kosh, we find the following films listed with his name as the music director –

‘Raj Laxmi’ (1945) (w Dhiren Mitra)
‘Tum Aur Main’ (1947)
‘Wo Dono’ (1947)
‘Sabyasachi’ (1948)
‘Ratnadeep’ (1952)
‘Firdaus’ (1953) (w Roshan)
‘Pehli Shaadi’ (1953)
‘Afreeka’ (1954)
‘Majboori’ (1954)
‘Shobhaa’ (1954)
‘Dhaake Ki Malmal’ (1956) (w OP Nayyar)
‘Saiyan Se Bhaile Milanva’ (1964)
‘Chimni Ka Dhuaan’ (1973)

and possiblye ‘Miss Toofaan Mail’ (1958), for which the name of the music director is given simply as Robin.

Of these, the credits for ‘Raj Lakshmi’ are shared with Dhiren Mitra, for ‘Firdaus’ are shared with Roshan and for ‘Dhaake Ki Malmal’ are shared with OP Nayyar. The film ‘Saiyan Se Bhaile Milanva’ is a Bhojpuri film. And the film ‘Chimni Ka Dhuaan’ was probably completed sometimes in the first half of 1960s, but its release was delayed by many years, finally releasing in 1973.

The above list of films shows a career with sizeable gaps. However, there is other information that says he was also active, rather very active in the Bangla film industry, as well as in the non-film and folk song genres. There are more details available about his films in Bangla. He has scored music for many films starring Suchitra Sen, for whom he has preferentially used the voice of Sandhya Mukherjee.

One additional bit of information from my own memory. I do remember seeing the name Robin Chatterjee as the sound recordist in the credits of some films. I am not sure that such credits are referring to the same person – possibly so.

My personal experience, and also preference, is that to appreciate the music and songs of lesser known and lesser discussed artists is to pull together as many songs of such an artist, as possible, and then listen to them at a stretch, within one, two, three sittings. In my humble opinion, this way one gets a much better feel for both the quality and the quantity of the body of work for the artist. This in turn provides a much better and a wider appreciation of his or her work. In my effort to pull together information and body of work about such artists, I find that I have not yet come across a single instance where I may have failed to appreciate the quality of work created by the artist. For that reason, I humbly state that I never will dismiss an artist only because he or she is lesser known and his/her body of work is obscure and not easily accessible. The same has been my experience with the songs tuned and composed by Robin Chatterjee. We already have 24 songs on our blog, for which he is the music director – please check out in case interested.

About this film, there are no details available, other than the name of the production banner – Messers Technicians Enterprise. No listings of actors is available either. Only the name of the music director, the singers and a list of 4 songs is available.

About this film – it is produced under the banner of Messers Technicians Enterprise, and is directed by PL Santoshi. The name should  be very familiar – PL Santoshi has been active in Hindi films as a lyricist, story/screenplay writer, dialogue writer and director, since the mid 1930s, all the way to his passing away in 1978. The star cast is listed as Sujit Kumar, Saeeda Khan, Sabita Chatterjee, Tarun Kumar, Jahar Rai etc. It is a story about the sacrifices the wife (Saeeda Khan) makes to care for and nurse her husband (Sujit Kumar), who is suffering from the memory loss.

The Geet Kosh lists 4 songs for this film. There are two solos by Suman Kalyanpur, one solo by Rafi Sb (today’s presentation), and one duet of Rafi Sb and Sandhya Mukherjee. Although the name of the lyricist is not specifically mentioned in any source, it is very likely that PL Santoshi has most likely written some or all songs of this film. However, it needs to be confirmed.
[Ed Note: PL Santoshi has directed 20+ films during his career, and he has written some or all songs for 15 of them.]

Regardless, it is a naughty, wonderfully playful song of appreciation – appreciation of the beauty of a young belle. Listen and enjoy.

[Acknowledgements: The above article uses information and details from the Geet Kosh, the book ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’ by Sh Pankaj Raag, the book ‘Cinema Bhojpuri, 2010’ by Avijit Ghosh, and the web page on Anupam Ghatak at Indiancine.ma/wiki. Thanks to Sadanand ji for providing the information about the film, from the book by Avijit Ghosh.]

[Ed Note: I believe that the lyrics in the Bhojpuri dialect are not difficult to follow. As the lines are perused, there may be a little transliteration required for one line. In case there is a comment/request, the transliteration of the full lyrics can be provided. The difficult line maybe, “peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya” or “पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया”. In simpler Hindi, the line says “pyaare pyaare peele peele gaalon pe laali chhitki hai” or “प्यारे प्यारे पीले पीले गालों पे लाली छिटकी है”. 🙂 ]
[Ed Note: Thanks to dear AK ji for making the correction in the above transliterated line of lyrics.]

Song – Jabse Dekh Li Suratiya Tohaar Goriya (Sainyan Se Bhaile Milanva) (1964) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

jab se dekh li

jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
ho goriyaa. . .

umariya hai baari patli kamariya
umariya haee. . .
umariya hai baari patli kamariya
najariya hai teekhi kataar goriya
mar gai lee
najariya hai teekhi kataar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya..ha

peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya
peear peear
peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya
bole to chooe ras dhaar goriya
aa haa
bole to chooe ras dhaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya

hamka lut gaili lut jaee hai nagariya
hamka. . .
hamka lut gaili lut jaee hai nagariya
jaiha na ban tthan bajaar goriya
kaise chalbu
jaiha na ban tthan bajaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
o bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
o goriyaa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जबसे देख ली

जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
हो गोरीया॰ ॰ ॰

उमरिया हई बारी पतली कमरिया
उमरिया हई॰ ॰ ॰
उमरिया हई बारी पतली कमरिया
नजरिया है तीखी कटार गोरीया
मर गई ली
नजरिया है तीखी कटार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया॰॰हा

पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया
पीयर पीयर
पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया
बोले तो चूए रस धार गोरीया
आ हा
बोले तो चूए रस धार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया

हमका लुट गईली लुट जई है नगरिया
हमका॰ ॰ ॰
हमका लुट गईली लुट जई है नगरिया
जईहा ना बन ठन बजार गोरीया
कैसे चल्बू
जईहा ना बन ठन बजार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
ओ बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
हो गोरीया॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day: 4276 Post No.: 15511

“Aawaara Shahzaadi”(1956) was produced and directed by Pyarelal for Hind Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Meena Shorey, Daljeet, Johny Walker, Sheila Ramani, Malika, Sheikh, Habeeb, Radheshyam, Maqbool, Rajraani, Jillani, Azeem, Pal Sharma, Raju, Rajni, Heera Sawant etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Aawaara Shahzaadi”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is a romantic song which is sung by G M Durrani and Geeta Dutt. Khawar Zamaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jimmy.

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that the song was picturised on the lead pair of Daljeet and Meena Shorey. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ham tumse raazi tum hamse raazi (Aawaara Shahzaadi)(1956) Singers-G M Durrani, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Jimmy
Both

Lyrics

hum tumse raazi
tum hamse raazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi
hey chhodo ji chhodo
ham nahin raazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi

pehle kyun tumne teer chalaaye
kyun leke dil ko mere saamne aaye
pehle kyun tumne teer chalaaye
kyun leke dil ko mere saamne aaye
aapki hai ye zarranawaazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi
hey chhodo ji chhodo
ham nahin raazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi

mushkil hai mushkil pyaar nibhaana
bachpan se seekha maine dil ka lagaana
mushkil hai mushkil pyaar nibhaana
ae jee
bachpan se seekha maine dil ka lagaana
nahin chalegi ye jaalsaazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi

hey
ham tumse raazi
tum hamse raazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi

tere liye main sab kuchh luta doon
kadmon pe tere apna sar bhi jhuka doon
tere liye main sab kuchh luta doon
kadmon pe tere apna sar bhi jhuka doon
dil bhi ha taza ulfat bhi taazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi
hey chhodo ji chhodo
ham nahin raazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi

jalti hai duniya jalti rahegi
ulfat ki gaadi apni chalti rahegi

achcha jee
jalti hai duniya jalti rahegi
ulfat ki gaadi apni chalti rahegi

hey hey
jeet gaye ham pyaar ki baazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi
hey hum tumse raazi
ham tumse raazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi
hey ham tumse raazi
tum hamse raazi
bolo ji bolo ab kya karega kaazi


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Blog Day: 4275 Post No.: 15510

“Naqaab”(1955) was produced and directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Tasveeristaan. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Madhubala, Asha Mathur, Ajit, Heera Lal, Yashodhara Katju, Maruti etc. in it.

“Naqaab”(1955) had eleven sons in it. Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the seventh song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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


Song-Meri kasam tumhem mera ye raaz raaz rahe(Naqaab)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

Meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe

tumhaare haath mein hai
pardaa-daari aaj meri
tumhaare haath mein hai
pardaa-daari aaj meri
ab imtahaan hai ke
ye ishq sarfaraz rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe

dil o nazar mein hua
hai jo silsila kaayam
dil o nazar mein hua
hai jo silsila kaayam
khuda kare phir wohi
silsila daraaj rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe


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

Blog Day :

4274 Post No. : 15508 Movie Count :

4274

In the golden period of Hindi film industry, there were many popular and famous actors (actors include actresses) who were well known to most of the cine goers of their relevant time. Those actors included heroes, heroines, character actors, villains and vamps, comedians, dancers etc. However, there were actors who were not  well known to most of the cine goers as most of the time, they would have small roles in films. But even with small roles, some of them have left lasting impressions on the connoisseurs of Hindi films. There was eagerness to know as to who were those actors. Among this set of actors is the playback singer and actor, Shyam Kumar.

Born as Gul Hamid Ali in Pune, Shyam Kumar (1913 – 1981) joined Kardar Studio as a playback singer on the recommendation of Naushad. He sang for Naushad in ‘Sharda’ (1942), ‘Namaste’ (1943), ‘Sanjog’ (1943), ‘Kanoon’ (1943), ‘Ratan’ (1944), ‘Pehle Aap’ (1944), ‘Sanyasi’ (1945), and ‘Dillagi’ (1949). He worked in some of these films but never sang for himself. However, his playback singing career never took off as he had tough competitions from GM Durrani and later from Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood etc. After ‘Guzaara’ (1954), Shyam Kumar virtually gave up playback singing. After 1954, he sang for the last time in ‘Tilasmi Duniya’ (1962).

Being on the payroll of Kardar Productions, Shyam Kumar also acted in the films produced/directed by AR Kardar which included ‘Sharda’ (1942), ‘Sanyasi’ (1945), ‘Dard’ (1947), ‘Dulaari’ (1949), ‘Jaadoo’ (1950), ‘Deewana’ (1952) ‘Dil-e-Naadaan’ (1953), ‘Yaasmeen’ (1955) etc. Due to his impressive physique, he was considered for roles with negative shades though in a few films like ‘Vijaygarh’ (1954), ‘Rashtraveer Shivaji’ (1965) etc, he was the lead actor. During his four decades of filmy career, Shyam Kumar acted in over 140 films and sang around 30 songs in 15 films.

The first time I became aware of Shyam Kumar was in my younger days when I had heard his voice in the iconic song “Tu Mera Chaand Main Teri Chaandni” in ‘Dillagi’ (1949) which used to be often played on Radio Ceylon. It was only during my 78 RPM gramophone record collection period in early 1970s I came to know through my friend, also a record collector, of the confusion created by the name ‘Shyam’ on 78 RPM record.  As the song was picturised on the hero of the film, Shyam (actor Shyam Chadha) who was accredited as ‘Shyam’ in the credit titles of the film, many felt that the actor Shyam sang this song for himself. On the other hand, Shyam Kumar, the singer who also acted in this film was accredited as ‘Sham Kumar’ in the credit titles. The fact was that actor Shyam lip synced the voice of Shyam Kumar in the song.

I had no inkling as to how Shyam Kumar looked like though I had seen him in many films as a familiar actor without knowing his name. He generally worked in ‘B’ grade films in negative roles but in most of ‘A’ grade films, he worked as one of the henchmen of the villains. Even in scenes where his presence was  minuscule among other prominent actors, by his sheer expressions and unusual dresses he wore for the films, the audience would notice his presence. I have included a few samples of his expressions and dress sense in the films as montages in the audio clip of a song I am presenting with this article.

Shyam Kumar was the lead actor along with Krishna Kumari in the film ‘Vijaygarh’ (1954). The other star cast included Habib, Abu Bakar, Mohammed Sandow, Maqbool, Ranjana, Rafiq etc. The film was directed by AY Sheikh. The film seems to be an obscure one as not much information is available on it.  From the title, it would appear that the film belongs to the genre of historical drama. But the star cast of the film gives me an impression that it was a costume drama/stunt film.

The film’s 7 songs are as obscure as the film. Songs were  written by two lyricists – Muzaffar Shahjahanpuri and Indivar and were set to music by two music director – Krishna Dayal and AK Prem.  I have uploaded the video of the first song from the film which is “Gungunaai Fiza Jagmagaaya Sama”. It is a duet sung by Manorama (not the actress Manorama) and Shyam Kumar. This song is attributed to Muzaffar Shahjahanpuri and AK Prem as lyricist and music director, respectively. I heard the name of Manorama as a playback singer for the first time. She appears to be a trained singer. Checking through the Geet Kosh listings, we find that the singer Manorama was apparently active only during the period of 1954-55 during which time she sang a total of eleven songs for four films.
[Note: Incidentally, Yashodara Katju had a younger sister, Manorama Katju and was associated with a film magazine ‘Screen’ in 1950s.]

It is often said that Shyam Kumar never sang for himself in the films. He gave playback to other actors.  In ‘Vijaygarh’ (1954), Shyam Kumar was the lead actor and had sung three songs – two duets with Manorama and one solo. All these 3 songs are mix of romance and joy. Going by the list of other male actors in the film, I do not think that these 3 songs would make much sense if picturised on them.  So, it is a point to ponder whether Shyam Kumar performed one or more of his three songs himself.

With this song, ‘Vijaygarh’ (1954) makes a debut in the Blog.

[Ed Note: A honky-tonk coincidence plays in with the addition of this song to our blog. This song belongs to the 4274th film on this blog, and it appears on the 4274th day of the blog. Well, what do you say. 😀 😀 .]

 

Song – Gungunaai Fiza Jagmagaaya Samaa (Vijaygarh) (1954) Singer – Manorama, Shyam Kumar, Lyrics – Muzaffar Shahjahanpuri, MD – AK Prem
Manorama + Shyaam Kumar

 

Lyrics

gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
aa aa aa aa
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
li bahaaron ne do dil mein angdaaiyaan
ho angdaaiyaan
ho o o o
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
li bahaaron ne do dil mein angdaaiyaan
ho angdaaiyaan
ho o o o
 
tu ne ghunghat hataaya bahaar aa gayi
tu ne ghunghat hataaya bahaar aa gayi
roop chamka to bijli bhi sharma gayi
roop chamka to bijli bhi sharma gayi
chhaa gayeen muskuraane se rangeeniyaan
ho rangeeniyaan
ho o o o
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
li bahaaron ne do dil mein angdaaiyaan
ho angdaaiyaan
ho o o o
 
aisi barsi khushi saare gham dhul gaye
aisi barsi khushi saare gham dhul gaye
zindagi ke naye raaste khul gaye
zindagi ke naye raaste khul gaye
ab basaayenge hum ek niraala jahaan
ek niraala jahaan
ho o o o
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
haa aa aa aa
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
li bahaaron ne do dil mein angdaaiyaan
ho angdaaiyaan
ho o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
हा आ आ आ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
ली बहारों ने दो दिल में अंगड़ाइयां
हो अंगड़ाइयां
हो ओ ओ ओ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
ली बहारों ने दो दिल में अंगड़ाइयां
हो अंगड़ाइयां
हो ओ ओ ओ

तू ने घूँघट हटाया बहार आ गई
तू ने घूँघट हटाया बहार आ गई
रूप चमका तो बिजली बहई शर्मा गई
रूप चमका तो बिजली बहई शर्मा गई
छा गईं मुस्कुयाने से
हो रंगीनियाँ
हो ओ ओ ओ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
ली बहारों ने दो दिल में अंगड़ाइयां
हो अंगड़ाइयां
हो ओ ओ ओ

ऐसी बरसी खुशी सारे ग़म धूल गए
ऐसी बरसी खुशी सारे ग़म धूल गए
ज़िंदगी के नए रास्ते खुल गए
ज़िंदगी के नए रास्ते खुल गए
अब बसाएँगे हम इक निराला जहां
इक निराला जहां
हो ओ ओ ओ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
हा आ आ आ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
ली बहारों ने दो दिल में अंगड़ाइयां
हो अंगड़ाइयां
हो ओ ओ ओ


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 :

4273 Post No. : 15506

A rain drop falls on a smoldering matchstick. And extinguishes it. A poet sees this happening. And the poet’s mind creates the lines that go on to become an iconic song that lead the on screen performer by hand to the rising heights of super-stardom. You may have already guessed it. Ah yes, I am talking about ‘Amar Prem’ (1971) and Rajesh Khanna. The song – “Chingaari Koi Bhadke To Saawan Usey Bhujaaye”. And the poet behind this hit song – Anand Bakshi.

Remembering Anand Bakshi on his remembrance day today. He passed away this day in 2002.

A career that had quite a chequered start, lasted for more than 4 decades. And continued to produce hits after hits all the way till he passed away. Chequered in that he joined the army in 1947 as a switchboard operator in the Signals Core; left the army and came to Bombay (now Mumbai) in early 1950s; made no headway and in despair, returned to join the army; but could not get rid of the film-bug. He resigned from the army again in 1956 and came to Bombay once again. This time he stuck it out. Bhagwan Dada gave him a break in his 1958 film ‘Bhala Aadmi’. The young Anand, then 27 years old, penned six songs for that film. One song by him had already appeared in an obscure 1957 film ‘Silver King’. Sadly, maybe expectedly, no songs of ‘Silver King’ are available. His debut song is probably lost forever, barring some miracle discovery.

The stumbling start led to success, slowly but surely. Popular hits came in ones and twos, and Anand continued to push his career graph, always up and up. Seven films carried his songs in 1959. Not popular hits, but surely a few are a good listen. Attention came his way in 1960, with films like ‘Air Mail’ – “Shoon Shadap Nazron Ki Jhadap” and “Tumhin Ne Mera Dil Chheen Kar”; ‘Mehlon Ke Khwab’ – “Lo Ji Bujh Gayi Bijli Pyaar Ki”; ‘Zameen Ke Taare’ – “Tinke Pe Tinka, Chhutti Ke Din Ka”; Then in 1961 came the film ‘Razia Sultana’ with Nirupa Roy and Jairaj in lead roles. The duet written by Anand went on to become an all time favorite – “Dhalti Jaaye Raat, Keh Le Dil Ki Baat”.

Then came 1962, with the perennial favorite qawwaali – “Meri Taveer Le Ke Kya Karoge”. Plus the films ‘Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath’, ‘Baanke Saanwariya’ with a good repertoire of songs by Anand. And the year was topped by the one song he wrote for ‘Vallah Kya Baat Hai’ – “Ghame e Hasti Se Bas Begaana Hota”. He was 32 years of age.

1963 was adorned with another wonderful qawwali from his pen. The film – ‘Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai’, and the song – “Tumhen Husn De Ke Khuda Ne Sitamgar Banaaya Banaaya”. That year, we also have from him “Taaron Ki Chhaon Taley, Shamma Parwaane Miley” in the film ‘Zaraak Khan’, and the sterling Mukesh solo – “Chaand Aaahen Bharega” from the film ‘Phool Baney Angaare’, which was otherwise loaded with a set of charming hits.

Next was 1964 (of course 🙂 ) and the film for which Anand teamed up with Laxmi-Pyaare to produce a set of songs that have remained on the lips and in the mind of music lovers since then – ‘Mr X In Bombay’. And this was the year that this young poet made it to the Binaca Geet Mala listing (at no. 6) for the first time with the song – “Mere Mehboob Qayaamat Hogi”. What a song it is, and what a set of lilting songs this film carries. Anand’s foothold in the tinsel town was now firm and very steady.

1965 – and just the sampling of films should be enough – ‘Himalay Ki God Mein’, ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’, ‘Lutera’, ‘Shriman Funtoosh’ and ‘Teesra Kaun’ – memorable songs that are too numerous to be listed individually. Notable mentions required though, for “Hamen Kya Jo Har Su Ujaale Huye Hain” from ‘Namaste Ji’ and “Ye Dard Bhara Afsaana” from ‘Shriman Funtoosh’. And yes – “Pyaar Ka Fasaana Bana Le Dil Deewaana” from ‘Teesra Kaun’.

Going from strength to strength, Anand rounded off the year 1966 with fabulous songs in films like ‘Aasra’, ‘Aaye Din Bahaar Ke’, ‘Devar’, ‘Pati Patni’, ‘Preet Na Jaane Reet’, ‘Professor X’,  and ‘Sunehre Qadam’.

In 1967, Anand completed 10 years of his career in the Bombay film industry with top hits in films like ‘Milan’, ‘Farz’, ‘Night In London’, ‘Aamne Saamne’, ‘Milan Ki Raat’, ‘Chandan Ka Palna’, and ‘Taqdeer’. What more to say.

The remaining years of the 1960s decade – even listing a sampler would be too much space to cover. Suffice to say that the super hit “Mere Sapnon Ki Raani. . .” that truly launched Rajesh Khanna on the way to super stardom, came from the pen of Anand Bakshi.

And he would go on writing for another three and a half decades – including perennial favorites like “Hum Ko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Kya Karen” (‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, 1977), “Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam” (‘Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge’, 1995), and thousands more – in fact a total of 3,500 songs spread out across more than 635 films. Such a career cannot be done justice in a single blog post. 🙂

Thanks Anand Bakshi ji, for so many wonderful memories to hum and enjoy.

Coming to the song for today. As I was seeking to get one of his earliest songs to present today, I came upon this wonderful Rafi solo that has been tuned by S Mohinder. The film is ‘Sun To Le Haseena’ which belongs to his debut year 1958.

Produced under the banner of Filmistan Limited, the film is directed by SP Bakshi. The star cast is listed as Shashikala, Ravindra Kapoor, Agha, P Kailash, Badri Prasad, Randhir, Gulab, Sabita Chatterjee, Kanu Rai, Manju, Manohar Geer, Majnu, Vitthal Das Panchotia, Madhu Apte, Ramlal, Leela, Bazid Khan, Rajeshwar Singh, Noor, Chandramohan, Pathak, Shantaram, Ravi Tandon, Sundar, and Pal.

The film has a total of seven songs written by four songwriters, with Anand’s contribution tally is three. (Other songwriters are Sarshaar Sailaani, Kaif Irfaani and Raahil Gorakhpuri). This is the second song of this film, written by him to be showcased here, and the third song from the film.

Rafi Sb has rendered this call-to-the-beloved song with gusto. A very interesting listen, I am sure you will agree.

Song – De Deedar, O Dildaar (Sun To Le Haseena) (1958) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – S Mohinder

Lyrics

de deedar. . .
o dildaar. . .
haaye jhaank jharokhe se ik baar
aashiq tere dar pe aa ke ban gaya chowkidaar
ke de deedar. . .
o dildaar. . .

hota hai kahin kuchh khatka
lagta hai mujhe ik jhatka
hota hai kahin kuchh khatka
lagta hai mujhe ik jhatka
pal chhalak chhalak jaata hai
mere armaanon ka matka
mere armaanon ka matka. . .
har aahat pe chaunk ke jaani hota hoon taiyaar
ke de deedar. . .
o dildaar. . .
haaye jhaank jharokhe se ik baar
aashiq tere dar pe aa ke ban gaya chowkidaar
ke de deedar. . .
o dildaar. . .

o nakhre takhre waali
ye raat hai kaali kaali..ee. . .
o nakhre takhre waali
ye raat hai kaali kaali
kar saamne chaand sa mukhda
chaahe chhup ja de kar gaali
chaahe chhup ja de kar gaali. . .
varna faand ke aa jaaunga ye oonchi deewaar
ke de deedar. . .
o dildaar. . .
haaye jhaank jharokhe se ik baar
aashiq tere dar pe aa ke ban gaya chowkidaar
ke de deedar. . .
o dildaar. . .

main tujh pe ho ke lattu
tere naam ka ho gaya rattu..uu. . .
main tujh pe ho ke lattu
tere naam ka ho gaya rattu. . .
tere gham ka utha ke bojha
bana aadmi se main tattu
bana aadmi se main tattu. . .
ab tadpa tadpa ke zaalim yun na mujhko maar
ke de deedar. . .
o dildaar. . .
haaye jhaank jharokhe se ik baar
aashiq tere dar pe aa ke ban gaya chowkidaar
ke de deedar. . .
o dildaar. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दे दीदार॰ ॰ ॰
ओ दिलदार॰ ॰ ॰
हाए झांक झरोखे से इक बार
आशिक तेरे दर पे आके बन गया चौकीदार
के दे दीदार॰ ॰ ॰
ओ दिलदार॰ ॰ ॰

होता है कहीं कुछ खटका
लगता है मुझे ईक झटका
होता है कहीं कुछ खटका
लगता है मुझे ईक झटका
पल छलक छलक जाता है
मेरे अरमानों का मटका
मेरे अरमानों का मटका॰ ॰ ॰
हर आहट पे चौंक के जानी होता हूँ तैयार
के दे दीदार॰ ॰ ॰
ओ दिलदार॰ ॰ ॰
हाए झांक झरोखे से इक बार
आशिक तेरे दर पे आके बन गया चौकीदार
के दे दीदार॰ ॰ ॰
ओ दिलदार॰ ॰ ॰

ओ नखरे टखरे वाली
ये रात है काली काली॰॰ई॰ ॰ ॰
ओ नखरे टखरे वाली
ये रात है काली काली
कर सामने चाँद सा मुखड़ा
चाहे छुप जा देकर गाली
चाहे छुप जा देकर गाली॰ ॰ ॰
वरना फांद के आ जाऊंगा ये ऊंची दीवार
के दे दीदार॰ ॰ ॰
ओ दिलदार॰ ॰ ॰
हाए झांक झरोखे से इक बार
आशिक तेरे दर पे आके बन गया चौकीदार
के दे दीदार॰ ॰ ॰
ओ दिलदार॰ ॰

मैं तुझपे हो के लट्टू
तेरे नाम का हो गया रट्टू॰॰उ॰ ॰ ॰
मैं तुझपे हो के लट्टू
तेरे नाम का हो गया रट्टू॰ ॰ ॰
तेरे ग़म का उठा के बोझा
बना आदमी से मैं टट्टू
बना आदमी से मैं टट्टू॰ ॰ ॰
अब तड़पा तड़पा कर ज़ालिम यूं ना मुझको मार
के दे दीदार॰ ॰ ॰
ओ दिलदार॰ ॰ ॰
हाए झांक झरोखे से इक बार
आशिक तेरे दर पे आके बन गया चौकीदार
के दे दीदार॰ ॰ ॰
ओ दिलदार॰ ॰


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

Blog Day: 4273 Post No.: 15505

Hullo Atuldom

Today’s is a “this happened to me” post. It was a “dream” more than a “dream come true”. A chance to see the Dream Girl in person on my last trip to Mumbai.

So this is what happened- we had just landed at Mumbai airport. I was very tired after a long day followed by a delayed-flight. I told my husband that today i am in no position to walk the distance to the baggage-claim and am planning to hop on to any buggy that ferries passengers and I did. There were two passengers already on that buggy and the lady who was sitting mentioned that the passenger who was in the buggy that overtook us was Hema Malini. And I was disappointed that I had missed having a glimpse of her.

When we reached the drop-off point, I saw that the Dream Girl had just got off and was being courteous with the airport staff and allowing selfies. Very hesitantly I waved out to her and she acknowledged. Then I hinted through action that I would like to come closer and also click pictures with her and she permitted. Then my husband clicked a picture and she said:- “you will not get a good pic from so far, come closer.” And we had one more click which I shared instantly with my children.

My son commented immediately “He has never seen me smile so brilliantly.” But my personal feeling was there can be no smile as Brilliant as that of the Dream Girl -Hema Malini. She still looks a dream, and carries herself so elegantly and majestically. She displayed no airs about being a star or MP i.e. Member of Parliament.

My husband mentioned to her that I was a huge fan of hers and occasionally write about her in the blog. To this she replied- “hope you don’t write anything uncomplimentary”, and I said “oh no, not at all. We write only about the songs and their related movies.” And she gave me her brilliant smile. But this is one encounter that will stay with me forever and I am yet to believe it happened to me.

Recently my husband asked me why I haven’t written about my experience and I said I was waiting for an occasion. Plus I was wondering which song of hers should go with the post, and on what occasion do I present it etc. Today seems to be a good enough occasion. The anniversary of the lyricist of the song.

It is the 18th anniversary of lyricist Anand Bakshi (21 July 1930 – 30 March 2002). He was born Bakshi Anand Prakash Vaid, in Rawalpindi, in modern day Pakistan. His family came to India in the aftermath of partition. Poetry writing was his hobby and when he joined the Indian Army he continued to write whenever time permitted.

All of this are well known facts about Anand Bakshi. We also know that simultaneously he tried marketing his songs to Mumbai film industry. He finally got discharged from the army in 1956 and tried to become a writer or singer but found his foothold as a lyrics writer and “Bhala Aadmi” in 1958 was his first released movie where he wrote four songs.

“Mehndi Lage Mere Haath” with music by Kalyanji Anandji was his first success. And then the songs which found a mark in the hearts and minds of cine-goers never stopped. His wish to sing in movies was fulfilled when he sand “Baaghon mein bahaar aayi” and another solo for “Mom Ki Gudiya” in 1972. he has sung few more songs but written close to 3500 and we have 1036 of them on the blog.

Coming back to today’s song. On my return from Mumbai, last weekend, I saw “Pratiggya”(1975) starring Hema Malini, Dharmendra and Ajit. I don’t remember seeing the movie at the time of its release. This was a movie produced by Dharmendra himself and had “main jat yamla pagla deewana” (the only song from the movie on the blog) which is still in the minds of the fans even after a lapse of 45 years.

Laxmikant- Pyarelal were the music directors with whom Anand Bakshi collaborated in 302 movies. As I was writing this I came across the list of movies released in 1975, fifteen of which had songs written by Anand Bakshi, would like to know if it is a record of some kind.

The song with this post comes immediately after the song “jatt yamla pagla deewana” comes to a close. At the end of the song a drunk Ajit Singh (Dharmendra) falls into the river and dreams that Radha (Hema) is Sahibaan and he is Mirza.

So here is this love song where Hema looks a dream in the dream sequence and let us say Thank You to Anand Bakshi for leaving us this gem.


Song-Uthh neend se mirziya jaag jaa (Pratigya)(1975) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

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

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

uthh neend se mirziya jaag ja aa
teri sahibaan kare pukaar
tu ek akela bhaag jaa aa
tere peechhe ae ae ghudsawaar
vo aa gaye badla lene nu
haan aan aan
tere dushman mere veer
bedardi teer kamaan se ae ae
teri chhaati denge cheer
aisa lagta hai pyaar ke ae
nahin achche kuchh sanjog
humko mar ke bhi soniya aa aa aa
nahin milne denge log

sun sahibaan ?? yaqeen ke
rakh pyaar ki laaj jara
meri bakki(??) se daran farishte
te jatt se dare khuda
aane de unko saamne
hone de lahu-luhaan
chupchaap tamaasha dekh tu u u u u
tere sadke meri jaan
ye baat nahin wo jaante
mere dushman tere veer
jo maar sake mujhe soniye
ae ae ae ae
nahin bana abhi vo teer

o o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o o
haaye re


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Blog Day: 4272 Post No.: 15504

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 15
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“Insaaf” is a title that is like Halley’s comet. It arrives in Hindi movie scene at ten year intervals or so, We have seen movies titles “Insaaf” being released in 1946, 1956, 1966, after break of one decade, it appeared again in 1987.

“Insaaf”(1956) was produced by Ravjibhai U Patel and Natwar Shyam and directed by Kedar Kapoor for Bhagyoday Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Ajeet, Kamal Kapoor, Tiwari, Kamal, Sagar, Ramesh Tiwari, Helen, Durga Khote, Johny Walker etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

The first song from this movie had appeared in the blog on this day ten years ago. This song was Do dil dhadak rahe hain aur aawaaz ek hai .

So, this song is one out of five movies that are eligible for blog ten year challenge this week.

Here is the fifth song from “Insaaf”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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


Song-Zindagi mein husn hai husn mein guroor hai (Insaaf)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

zindagi mein husn hai
husn mein guroor hai
ek nayi bahaar hai
ek naya suroor hai
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai

zindagi mein husn hai
husn mein guroor hai
ek nayi bahar hai
ek naya suroor hai
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai jee
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai

o o o
itni sanwarne lagi ae meri sarkaar kyun
itni sanwarne lagi ae meri sarkaar kyun
dekhti hun aaina din mein kai baar kyun
din mein kai baar kyun
dekhti hu aaina din mein kai baar kyun
din mein kai baar kyun

kya kahoon dil aa gaya
baat kya huzoor hai
ek nayi bahaar hai
ek naya suroor hai
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai jee
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai

o o o o
o o o o
aisi na baaten karo
rooth ke chal denge ham
aisi na baaten karo
rooth ke chal denge ham
dil jo kahin aayega
dil ko masal denge ham
dil ko masal denge ham
hamko apne aap par
naaz hai guroor hai
ek nayi bahar hai
ek naya suroor hai
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai jee
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai
zindagi mein husn hai
husn mein guroor hai
ek nayi bahaar hai
ek naya suroor hai
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai jee
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai jee
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai jee
kuchh na kuchh zaroor hai


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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4271 Post No. : 15502 Movie Count :

4272

Today, 28th March, is the remembrance day of another famous creator of musical melodies who has given us some of the most charming songs rooted in the classical music of our country. Shrinath Tripathi or SN Tripathi, passed away, this day in 1988 in Bombay, at the age of 75.

Regulars will remember the film ‘Achhoot Kanya’ (1936), and the iconic song “Main Ban Ki Chidiya Ban Ke Ban Ban Boloon Re”, so wonderfully composed by Saraswati Devi, and rendered by Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani, In an interview once, Ashok Kumar had described how this song was prepared. He was a novice at that time, and not a trained singer. He says that this song was rehearsed for almost a month before Saraswati Devi was satisfied enough to proceed to the recording room. The main stumbling notes for Ashok Kumar and for Devika Rani were the enhanced emphasis on “. . .Boloon Re” and “. . .Doloon Re”. Ashok Kumar narrates that it took him and Devika Rani one full month to render this emphasis to the satisfaction of the music director. A lesser known trivia attached to this anecdote is that SN Tripathi was the assistant music director for this film, and he conducted these rehearsals with the singers for the said one month.

Born in Benaras on 14th March, 1913, young Shrinath got associated quite early with Badriprasad, who was also from Benaras. [Note: Yes, the same Badriprasad whom we are more familiar as a character actor / music director / dance director / story and dialogue writer in Hindi films.] Badriprasad was already associated with the theatre scene in Benaras. Shrinath started to assist him with composing music for the stage plays, according to the scene and action on stage. In the company of Badriprasad, he also got wonderful opportunities to meet and listen to many other artists of classical music, vocal and instrumental, as part of the active cultural environment in the city.

Later, Badriprasad made his way to Calcutta and joined the theatre activities there, and eventually moved to films, and thence migrated to Bomabay (now Mumbai). Shrinath came to Lucknow and joined the Morris College of Music. That is where he met with Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani, who had come scouting for music talent for their production house – Bombay Talkies. They invited Shrinath to Bombay, and he joined them as a violinist and and assistant in the music department. The year would have been 1933 or 34, as his first credits are as the assistant music director for the 1934 film ‘Jeevan Naiya’.

He remained with Bombay Talkies till the release of film ‘Bhabhi’ in 1938. The he struck out, seeking assignments as an independent music director. His first break was with the film ‘Chandan’, which was apparently delayed and got released in 1941. There started a career that continued till the mid 1980s. His last film was ‘Mahasati Tulsi’ (1985). From the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, his assignments dwindled quiet a bit. The musical tastes were changing more towards orchestral and western style tunes. He got confined to religious films and regional films. Coming into the 1980s, he did only 3 films from 1981 to 1985.

As happens usually, the industry stopped paying any attention and his last years were spent in financial difficulties. He left this world after a brief illness, in 1988.

The film ‘Choodiyaan’ was released in 1942. The film was produced under the banner of Prakash Pictures and was directed by KJ Parmar and LJ Bhatt. The cast of actors included Prem Adeeb, Maya Bannerji, Jeevan, Shakir, Gulab, Bholaram, Meher Sultana, Baby Tara, Ranibala, Sitaram, Chiman Seth, Lakshmi, Vasant Kanse, Athawale, OP Sharma amongst others.

The film had eleven songs written by five lyricists – Pt Indra, prem Adib, Ramesh Gupta, Sharma and Tiwari. This song is written by Tiwari. My intuition says that the full name of this song writer is Neelkanth Tiwari. The time period is the same. His career also begins from 1941.

The song is rendered by Rajkumari (Rajkumari Dubey). The song presents a generic ode to the jewllery item ‘choodi’ (bangle). The song presents a  brief description about its construction, and its importance. The beauty of the song is that it is presented as a first person i,.e. the bangle itself is presenting this song. Given that the name of the film is ‘Choodiyaan’, this song might well have been the theme song of the film, and quite possibly may have been played at the time of credits. I request more knowledgeable readers to please add more information about this song and it picturization.

With this song, the film ‘Choodiyaan’ makes its debut on our blog. 🙂

[Note: There is one word in the lyrics that I seek help from readers to decipher. It is in the second antaraa. I request other readers and friends with keener ears to please help.]

Song – Choodi Hoon Main, Ek Kahaani Hoon Main (Choodiyaan) (1942) Singer – Rajkumari, Lyrics – Tiwari, MD – SN Tripathi

Lyrics

choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

bana kaanch ka hai kada mera tan
bana kaanch ka hai kada mera tan
darpan sa nirmal hai par mera mann
darpan sa nirmal hai par mera mann
zara thhes pahunchi tadakti hoon main
zara thhes pahunchi tadakti hoon main
aisa hai naari ka komal ye mann
aisa hai naari ka komal ye mann
naari ke sapnon ki rani hoon main
naari ke sapnon ki rani hoon main
choodi hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
chidiya si us par chehakti hoon main
patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
chidiya si us par chehakti hoon main
pyaari ke yauwan ka main hoon basant
pyaari ke yauwan ka main hoon basant
preetam ke mann mein thhirakti hoon main
preetam ke mann mein thhirakti hoon main
laakhon baras ki jawaani hoon main
laakhon baras ki jawaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं

बना काँच का है कड़ा मेरा तन
बना काँच का है कड़ा मेरा तन
दर्पण सा निर्मल है पर मेरा मन
दर्पण सा निर्मल है पर मेरा मन
ज़रा ठेस पहुंची तड़कती हूँ मैं
ज़रा ठेस पहुंची तड़कती हूँ मैं
ऐसा नारी का कोमल ये मन
ऐसा नारी का कोमल ये मन
नारी के सपनों की रानी हूँ मैं
नारी के सपनों की रानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं

पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
चिड़िया सी उस पर चहकती हूँ मैं
पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
चिड़िया सी उस पर चहकती हूँ मैं
प्यारी के यौवन का मैं हूँ बसंत
प्यारी के यौवन का मैं हूँ बसंत
प्रीतम के मन में थिरकती हूँ मैं
प्रीतम के मन में थिरकती हूँ मैं
लाखों बरस की जवानी हूँ मैं
लाखों बरस की जवानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं


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 :

4271 Post No. : 15501

Four films in his debut year. An accomplishment that is not claimed by many other music directors. The year – 1966. And the films – ‘Thakur Jarnail Singh’, ‘Smuggler’, ‘Shera Daku’ and ‘Husn Aur Ishq’. And a sampler of hits from these films – the all time favorite “Hum Tere Bin Jee Na Sakenge Sanam”; the timeless Rafi Sb – Suman Kalyanour duet “Hum Jahaan Hai Wo Maqaam Husn Aur Ishq Hai”; the lilting Mukesh solo “Ae Mere Dil Teri Manzil”; the haunting Lata solo “Intezaar Ka Aalam, Tanhaai Aur Hum”; the racy cabaret number by Lata – “Dil Ka Lagaana Is Duniya Mein”. Songs all made memorable by the lilting tunes mixed with wonderful rhythm and orchestration – the music coming from the mind of Ganesh Prasad Sharma.

Remembering music director Ganesh – he passed away on 28th March, 2000. He was 58.

Ganesh Prasad Sharma, son of the venerable Ram Prasad Sharma, came on to the film scene in early 1960s, working along with the music director duo of Laxmikant Pyaarelal. He was the younger brother of Pyaarelal. His work accompanying his elder brother as and arranger and orchestration expert. As the word got around about his talent, and his ability to create attractive rhythm and orchestration arrangements, and by the middle of the decade he started getting assignments as independent music directors. The rush of assignments was such that he had to turn down some offers, right at the beginning of his career.

Over the years, however, despite creating some very wonderful music for films, his career did not really develop much beyond the initial euphoria. Around mid 1970s, after having composed music for almost 25 films, his career simply faded away. The general opinion is that Ganesh could not get away from the shadow of the more illustrious and successful team of Laxmi-Pyaare. Since he continued to work with L-P also, the quality and characteristics of the music of his own independent films never really stood out as distinct. The similarity between the two threads of music did not allow him to create a truly independent identity for himself.

Today, I present a duet song from the 1973 film ‘Ek Naari Do Roop’. The film is remembered for the iconic favorite in Rafi Sb’s voice – “Dil Ka Soona Saaz Taraana Dhoondega”. The film is produced by the famous BR Ishara under the banner of Co-Operative Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Madhusudan. The cast of actors is listed as Shatrughan Sinha, Rashmi Dhawan, Mehmood (Junior), Iftekhar, Madan Puri, Nadira, Roopesh Kumar, Malika, Chaman Puri, Honey Chhaya, Sapru, Lalita Kumari, Maruti, Kaajal, Rajni, Moolchand, Qureshi, Ranveer Raj, Subhash, Master Sheru, Master Ratan, and Master Chiku, with a guest appearance by Asha Sachdev.

The film has five songs listed. Four of these songs are already showcased on our blog. Today we bring on board the fifth and final song of this film. The song is penned by Naqsh Lyallpuri. The singing voices are of Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar. On screen, the song is performed by Shatrughan Sinha and Rashmi Dhawan. The name Rashmi Dhawan is not very familiar as a heroine. Her name can be seen in just one more film ‘Mann Tera Tan Mera’ from 1971, which is also produced by BR Ishara. She had a side role in that film – the lead pair is listed as Anil Dhawan and Rehana Sultana. So apparently, ‘Ek Naari Do Roop’ is the only film of this actress as the heroine.

The song is picturised as a love song, with the protagonists expressing their feelings of first love for each other, in a beach scenario. Shatrughan has a very trim and fresh look in this film,

The post also rings in the Yippeee status for this film. The earlier four songs of this film have appeared in the blog as follows.

S.No.

Song Title Film Year Post No,

Post Date

1 Dil Ka Soona Saaz Taraana Dhoondhega Ek Naari Do Roop 1973 13 31-Jul-08
2 Mere Mann Pawan Sang Udd Chal Ek Naari Do Roop 1973 7771 28-Mar-13
3 Zindagi Mein Sada Muskuraate Raho Ek Naari Do Roop 1973 14830 8-Jan-19
4 Ham Hi Jaanen Ek Torey Manwa Ki Peer Ek Naari Do Roop 1973 15028 14-May-19

A very interesting thing to note here. The first song of this film, posted as far back as on 31st July, 2008, is the first teen song of our blog. And the film is the first teen film. What I mean is that this film made its debut as the 13th song on the blog, and also that it is the 13th film to appear on the blog. 🙂

And further, those were the days when the blog was still following ‘song-a-day’ convention. So it was also the 13th day for the blog. 🙂

Song – Tum Samjho To Achha Hai, Main Bolun To Kya Bolun (Ek Naari Do Roop) (1973) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Ganesh
Asha Bhosle + Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

hmmmm hmmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmmmmm
aa ha ha ha ha

arey
chup kyon ho gayi
gaao naa

na
na
na
na
oohn hoon

tum samjho
to achha hai
main bolun
to kya bolun
tum samjho to achha hai
main bolun to kya bolun
bolo bolo bolo bolo bolo
tum se hi jawaani hai
ye duniya suhaani hai
meri jaan
tum ye kya jaano

kya keh rahin hain aap

tum samjho to achha hai
main bolun to kya bolun
arey tum samjho to achha hai
main bolun to kya bolun

ho ke dewwana main kaise luta
dil se mere tum ye poochho zara
ho ke dewwana main kaise luta
dil se mere tum ye poochho zara
kehta hai ye mera dil
meri hai yahi manzil
meri jaan tum ye kya jaano
tum bolo to achha ha
main bolun. . .
na na na
tum samjho to achha hai

dekha jo tumko ae mere sanam
meri jawaani ke behke kadam
oy hoy
dekha jo tumko ae mere sanam
meri jawaani ke behke kadam
pehle bhi mila saawan
bheega bhi nahin daaman
meri jaan tum ye kya jaano
tum samjho to achha hai
na
tum bolo to achha ha
main bolun to kya bolun

baahon mein le lo ye mehka badan
tum ho meri tumko jaane chaman
baahon mein le lo ye mehka badan
tum ho meri tumko jaane chaman
chheena hai
hazaaron se
maanga hai
bahaaron se
meri jaan tum ye kya jaano
tum bolo to achha ha
main bolun to kya bolun
bolo
bolo bolo bolo bolo bolo bolo
tum se hi jawaani hai
ye duniya suhaani hai
meri jaan
tum ye kya jaano

kya keh rahin hain aap
tum bolo to achha ha
main bolun to kya bolun

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्ममम हम्ममम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्ममममम
आ हा हा हा हा

अरे चुप क्यों गईं
गाओ ना

ना
ना
ना
ना
ऊँ हूँ

तुम समझो
तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ
तो क्या बोलूँ
तुम समझो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ
बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो
तुमसे ही जवानी है
ये दुनिया सुहानी है
मेरी जाँ
तुम ये क्या जानो

क्या कह रहीं हैं आप

तुम समझो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ
अरे तुम समझो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ

हो के दीवाना मैं कैसे लुटा
दिल से मेरे तुम ये पूछो ज़रा
हो के दीवाना मैं कैसे लुटा
दिल से मेरे तुम ये पूछो ज़रा
कहता है ये मेरा दिल
मेरी है यही मंज़िल
मेरी जाँ तुम ये क्या जानो
तुम बोलो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ॰ ॰ ॰
ना ना ना
तुम समझो तो अच्छा है

देखा जो तुमको ए मेरे सनम
मेरी जवानी के बहके कदम
ओय होय
देखा जो तुमको ए मेरे सनम
मेरी जवानी के बहके कदम
पहले भी मिला सावन
भीगा भी नहीं दामन
मेरी जाँ तुम ये क्या जानो
तुम समझो तो अच्छा है
ना
तुम बोलो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ

बाहों में ले लो ये महका बदन
तुम हो मेरी तुमको जाने चमन
बाहों में ले लो ये महका बदन
तुम हो मेरी तुमको जाने चमन
छीना है
हजारों से
मांगा है
बहारों से
मेरी जाँ तुम ये क्या जानो
तुम बोलो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ
बोलो
बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो
तुमसे ही जवानी है
ये दुनिया सुहानी है
मेरी जाँ
तुम ये क्या जानो

क्या कह रहे हैं आप

तुम बोलो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ


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