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Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

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Blog Day : 3557 Post No. : 14268

“Raat Ke Raahi”(1959) was directed by Naseem for Pushpaanjali Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shammi Kapoor, Jabeen Jalil, Anwar, Achla sachdev, Nazeer Hussain, Ifthikhar, Radhika, Hammad, Manohar, Prem Sagar, Nirmal, Poonam, Heera, Shashibalka, Shujaat, Pyare, Sooraj etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered. Here are the details of these five songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Ek nazar ek adaa keemat e dil aur hai kyaa MD-Bipin Baabul 4397 16-Aug-11
Tu kya samjhe tu kya jaane MD-Jaidev 6397 8-Aug-12
Pau baarah pau baarah pyaar mein pau baarah MD-Jaidev 10046 3-Aug-14
Maine pi hai pi hai pi hai par main to nashe mein nahin MD-Bipin Baabul 14259 11-Apr-18
Daayen baayen chhup chhupa ke MD-Bipin Baabul 14264 13-Apr-18

Here is the sixth and final song from “Raat Ke Raahi”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is basically sung by Asha Bhonsle with some humming by a male voice. Left to my own devices, I would have guessed that Shammi Kapoor himself has done the humming, but HFGK informs us that this song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Agha Sarwar who was assistant music director of this movie. HFGK also informs us that the record of the song only contains the name of Asha Bhonsle.

I think that the song is an Asha Bhonsle solo but since HFGK contains the name of the male hummer so let us go with HFGK and treat this song as a duet song.

The song is picturised on Jabeen Jaleel who is seen wooing Shammi Kapoor in a beach (Chaupati, I guess).

Vishwamitra Adil is the lyricist.

Two songs in the movie were composed by Jaidev and remining four songs were composed by Bipin Baabul. This song is a Bipin Baabul composition.

With this song, “Raat Ke Raahi”(1959) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

This song also becomes the 500th song from Hindi movies that were released in the year 1959. “Raat Ke Raahi”(1959) becomes the 50th movie of 1959 to be YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Aa bhi jaa bewafa dil ki raahon mein aa(Raat Ke Raahi)(1959) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Agha Sarwar, Lyrics-Vishwamitra Adil, MD-Bipin Baabul

Lyrics

aa bhi ja bewafa
dil ki raahon mein aa aa aa aa aa
apne hi khwaab ki dhhalti chhaanv mein aa
aa bhi ja bewafa
dil ki raahon mein aa aa aa aa aa
apne hi khawab ki dhalti chhaanv mein aa

jhukti nazren uthhte fitne
hmm hmm hmm hmmhm hmm
hmm hmm
ab chhupenge armaan kitne
jhukati nazren uthte fitne
ab chhupenge armaan kitne
ho ho ho ho ho ho
aa bhi ja bewafa
dil ki raahon mein aa aa aa aa aa
apne hi khwaab ki dhhalti chhaanv mein aa

bahki zulfen mahki raatein
lalalalalala
hmm hmm
be-kahi bhi kah ke baatn
behki julfe mahaki raate
be-kahi bhi kah ke batein
aaha aaha aaha hahaha
aa bhi ja bewafa
dil ki raahon mein aa aa aa aa aa
apne hi khaawab ki dhhalti chhaanv mein aa

jaam e ulfat peena hoga
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
mar ke hampe jeena hoga
jaam e ulfat peena hoga
mar ke hampe jeena hoga
lalalalalalala
aa bhi ja bewafa
dil ki raahon mein aa aa aa aa
apne hi khwaab ki dhhalti chhaanv mein aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

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Blog Day : 3557 Post No. : 14267

“Ek Hans Ka Joda”(1975) was directed by Avtar Bhogal for Punch Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Anil Dhawan, Zaahira, Utpal Dutt, Indrani Mukherji, Ifthikar, Achla Sachdev, Anwar Hussain, Brahm Bhardwaj, Prabhu Dayal, Birbal, B Bhalla, Mama, Pushpanjali, Manorama, Sudama, Shreedhar Naik, Sunil Hattangadi, Madhu, Madhavi, Dolly, Sitara, V Gopal, with Anjali Kadam (guest appearance), and Dharmveer (new discovery) and Ajit Singh (new discovery).

The movie had five songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Ek Hans Ka Joda”(1975) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jaidev.

The song is picturised on Anil Dhawan and Zahira.

The songs of this movie were barely noticed during its time. Personally I do not recall having heard this song before till now.


Song-Pyaar se tum miley mil gayi har khushi (Ek Hans Ka Joda)(1975) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Jaidev
Both

Lyrics

hey hey hey ae ae
hey hey hey ae ae
ho ho ho
ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho

haa haa haa haa
hey hey hey hey ae ae

pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi
gungunaane lagi
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi
gungunane lagi jhoom kar zindagi
keh rahi hai
aa ha ha aha
keh rahi hai
miley dil miley dil
miley
pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi
gungunaane lagi
gungunaane lagi
jhoom kar zindagi
keh rahi hai
miley dil miley dil miley
pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi

teri aankhon mein hai ek jahaan pyaar ka
ho gaya aaj sapna jawaan pyaar ka
teri aankhon mein hai ek jahaan pyaar ka
ho gaya aaj sapna jawaan pyaar ka
hai zameen pyaar ki aasmaan pyaar ka
aaj gaate huye
aaj gaate huye
dil ye dil miley
pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi
gungunaane lagi jhoom kar zindagi
keh rahi hai
miley dil miley dil miley
pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi

door wo surmayi baadlon ke taley
lo zameen aasmaan mil rahe hain galey
door wo surmayi baadalon ke taley
lo zameen aasmaan mil rahe hain galey
mit gayi dooriyaan
mit gaye faasle
pass aate huye
paas aate huye
dil miley
dil miley
pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi
gungunaane lagi jhoom kar zindagi
keh rahi hai
miley dil miley dil miley

pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi (hmm hmm hmm hm hmm)
gungunaane lagi jhoom kar zindagi (hmm hmm hmm hmm)
keh rahi hai miley dil miley dil miley
pyaar se tum miley
mil gayi har khushi (hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm)


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 : 3554 Post No. : 14261

So, minus 1 and plus 1, we still got to the 100th Yippeee film yesterday.

Minus 1 because on 3rd April, Atul ji had announced the Yippeee-ing of the film ‘Razia Sultan’ (1983), after posting its ‘sixth + seventh’ songs together – an announcement that turned out to be incorrect. Avinash ji pointed out that there is still one more song to be posted from this film. With some more leg work and info-search we now have more detailed info about the song list of this film. Below is the details of the songs of ‘Razia Sultan’ that I had shared with Atul ji the same day, in email.

I just checked the 1981-90  volume compiled by Jagdish Purohit and Ghulam Qureshi, with the involvement of Suman Chaurasia of Indore. This volume was published as the HFM lovers were/are waiting for Hamraaz ji to bring out his next volume.

In this volume, the compilers have listed 12 songs for this film. Since ‘Razia Sultan’ is a well known film, and a landmark in itself, I am sure lots of information sources are available and there is less chance that the compilers would be in error. In a musical film like this, number of songs certainly would not be limited to 6/7.

The list of all songs, as per this volume, is

  1. Ae Dil e Nadaan
  2. Aayi Zanjeer Ki Jhankar
  3. Naghma e Mohabbat
  4. Jalta Hai Badan
  5. Hariyala Banna
  6. Ae Khuda Shukr Tera
  7. Khwaab Ban Kar Koi Aayega
  8. Tera Hijr Mera Naseeb Hai
  9. Taraana e Jashn e Taajpsohi
  10. Shubh Ghadi Aayi Re
  11. Ae Dil e Nadaan (this may be part 2, or a reprisal)
  12. Falak Se Awaaz Hai

As per our blog listing, we have as yet covered 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and possibly 11. As per the singer list, the songs 9 and 10 seem to important loaded songs; 9 has 4 singers and 10 has 6 singers. Both these songs have Ustad Faiyaaz Ahmed Khan, and Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan in the list of singers.

Just like maybe Pakeezaah, the remaining songs are probably less heard, less popular ones, which may drop from the collective memory.  You may recall that the non-Ghalib items in Mirza Ghalib (3 in number) remained obscure for quite a long time, since the radio and the radio listening public focused on the Ghalib creations in this film.

So that was minus 1 for 3rd April.

However, Atul ji is quick to also point out that back on 16th Jan, we had actually Yippeee’d two films together on the same day. That had happened, because both Atul ji and I were separately working on two different Yippeee posts, and our communications to each other regarding the posts seemed to have crossed but not read by each other. So in quick succession, both he and I posted two Yippeee songs that day – “Gaadi Dilli Waali Chali” (‘Delhi Junction’, 1960) and “Soyi Soyi Chaandni Hai. . .” (‘Khazaana’, 1951). In his write up, Atul ji has noted that,

Coming to my observations that we need to reiterate our new year resolutions (Gregorian calender version) on new year (Hindu calender version) as well. On the first day of this year (viz Yesterday 15 january 2018), only the first half of the half the resolution (viz posting a debutant song for the day) was fulfilled till late in the night. Sudhir Ji had posted a “debutant” post for the day. I had noticed that he had planned for a “YIPPEE” post as well. But seeing that the “debutant” post had appeared so late, I was afraid that it might become a race against time to fully fulfil the new year resolution. So I decided to lend a helping hand to Sudhir Ji. I prepared this “YIPPEE” writeup and I decided to post it in case Sudhir Ji was strapped for time (which he certainly is these days).

Fortunately, I found that Sudhir Ji succeeded in posting the YIPPEE writeup just in the nick of time yesterday night, and it was that rollicking title song of “China Town”(1962), viz. Rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzaar China Town.

So the song that I had kept as the backup YIPPEE song was not required.

Today (16 january 2018), we find ourself in the same situation as yesterday. The “debutant” movie of the day was done and dusted with first thing in the morning by Sudhir Ji. Sudhir Ji then asked me for the list of YIPPiable movies, aiming to post the YIPPEE movie of today as well, while I concentrated on the O P Nayyar tribute post.

After the O P Nayyar tribute post was published late, I found that Sudhir Ji has prepared for the YIPPEE song of the day, and it was a song that was not available online as far as I can tell. But like last night, we are against racing against time and I do not find Sudhir Ji at the keyboard right now. So I feel that I need to step in and publish the backup YIPPEE song that I had prepared yesterday. That way, Sudhir Ji can publish his YIPPEE article on the next day.

In fact, as Atul ji was hastening to complete the above Yippeee post for that day, I was equally busy on my keyboard, and almost simultaneously – a difference of about 45 minutes, I too posted the Yippeee post for the day, only to realize immediately that the work is now duplicated. So I immediately went back into my post and added this footnote,

[Ed Note: It was only after this song got posted that I took a breather, only to notice that Atul ji has also already welcomed another film (the previous post) to Yippeee-land today. It most certainly seems like the ‘yippeee-ing hour’, what with two films racing to Yippeee-land, just within minutes of each other. 😀 😀 ]

So, the two miscues cancelled each other out, and we are firmly able to announce that 100 Yippeee films have happened in the first 100 days of this calendar year (Gregorian). 🙂

Now, moving beyond the century yesterday, we come to ‘IOI’ of the Yippeee train today. Atul ji had posted the penultimate song of this film yesterday. Yes, I refer to the 1965 film ‘Sangraam’ – a film that has a full list of very memorable songs. This film made its debut on our blog way back on 12th Nov, 2010. Just see the list below of the songs posted so far. Each one of these songs is a veritable gem – in a mood that is so representative of the music of the 1960s.

Main To Tere Haseen Khayaalon Mein Kho Gayaa Sangraam 1965 3195 12-Nov-10
Masti Mein Doley Jiyaa Ho Sangraam 1965 4270 25-Jul-11
Dam Dam Dam Dam Damroo Baaje Sangraam 1965 10405 25-Oct-14
O Tera Chhup Chhup Ke Chale Aana Sangraam 1965 14093 23-Feb-18
Nikla sainyya chaalbaaz re Sangraam 1965 14255 10-Apr-18

These songs represent a music that was full of verve, full of energy, full of a joyous expression of love, taking in a lot of influence of the western rock and pop genres. Rhythm was more or less the dominant temper of this music, which was made for a popular taste that was already initiated by an increasing influence of western rhythms on the young minds of this nation. The decade of the 1960s was the time when the joys of freedom and the pain of partition were both tending to fade into paler shades, getting better of the passing generations.

The film is produced under the banner of Film India, Bombay, and is directed by Babubhai Mistry. The cast of actors includes Dara Singh, Geetanjali, Randhawa, Swarn Kumari, Maruti, Aruna Irani, Uma Dutt, Ratnamala, Mridula, Vishwas Kunte, Amrit Rana, Yunus Parvez, Baijnath, Helen, and King Kong.

After his earlier cameo appearances in films of 1950s, the first lead role that Dara Singh landed was in the film ‘King Kong’ of 1962. This was followed by ‘Aawaara Abdullah’ in 1963, then ‘Ek Tha Alibaba’, ‘King of Carnival’, ‘Rustom e Baghdad’, also 1963. In 1964, we see him in ‘Aandhi Aur Toofaan’, ‘Aaya Toofaan’, ‘Hercules’, ‘Dara Singh’ (yes, a film titled after his own name), ‘Rustom e Rome’, ‘Baadshah’, ‘Veer Bhimsen’. So when we come to 1965, Dara Singh has already appeared in a lead role in 12 films in just three years. The reason I am making this observation is that when I viewed this film in preparation for this post, I found a very interesting aspect. In this film, he is accompanied in the star cast by his younger brother Randhawa. The two brothers have already appeared together in ‘Aawaara Abdullah’, ‘Hercules’ and ‘Veer Bhimsen’. This is their fourth film together. As I viewed this film, I realized that the dialogues of both are dubbed in voices other than their own. I have not had time to sample once again his earlier films (some of which I know I have seen earlier) to ascertain whether this dubbing aspect is present in any of his earlier films. I do remember reading, well a long time back, that in the initial years of his career, his diction of Hindi/Urdu dialogues was less than desirable, as his voice had a very strong Punjabi accent to it. But I did not realize that he would be going through more than a dozen films and still be required to have his dialogues dubbed. The voice of the dubbing artist is very familiar, but I am not able to place a name to it right now.

The film is a costume drama with a strong element of palace intrigues and lost and found siblings stories. The corrupt Wazir (prime minister) has the king assassinated, and usurps the throne for himself. The king has two sons. The nanny for the two children is able to escape the bloodshed in the palace, along with one of the princes. The Wazir kind of adopts the second son, and raises him on a diet of lies and misinformation, hiding the truth about the death of the king, his father. The Wazir has a daughter, whom he wants to get married to the prince-in-custody. The prince-in-custody also fancies the lady. But the lady had lost her heart to a commoner in one of the villages in the kingdom, during some interludes that are very conveniently created by the story writers. The person she fancies, is actually the other prince, who had been taken away by the nanny and was raised by her in anonymity. So the tale of this film is about how the two brothers at first are enemies on account of fancying the same lady; then some way through the film, the truth about siblings is revealed and they become a team to vanquish the scheming Wazir and reclaim their father’s kingdom. And yes, the younger sibling gracefully steps aside for his elder brother to take over. 🙂

The one more interesting thing that I note about this film is the long drawn fighting sequences. Regular fans of Dara Singh films will recall the name King Kong. Yes, we had a wrestler by this name in that era when freestyle wrestling was a hugely popular spectator sport with the likes of Dara Singh, Randhawa, Goldstein, Imam Bux, Sheikh Ali, Hamida Pehalwan and of course the Great Gama Pehalwan etc. being the big names billed for such events. Believe it or not, but that was an era when for a freestyle wrestling match between some great names, one could expect anywhere from 1 Lakh to 2 Lakh spectators to be present (a Lakh is 100,000).

King Kong was a hugely bulky wrestler. His real name was Emile Czaja, and he was of mixed Indian – Australian descent, born in Hungary. He became a professional wrestler in the sub-continent and also appeared for bouts in all of south east Asia and Japan etc. Like Dara Singh he also migrated into Hindi films during the late 1950s and 60s, and appeared in many films generally as part of the villain’s team that would give a thrashing the heores to start with, and then at the end, get a beating of their lives at the hands of the lead wrestler. On YouTube, there are a few video footage clips of actual wrestling matches between Dara Singh and King Kong. Both of them appeared in many Hindi films together.

King Kong makes an appearance in this film also, as one of the henchmen of the devious Wazir. He has an additional significant presence in this film, as he also plays the father to the the young lady (Aruna Irani) who is the love interest of Maruti, the sidekick of Dara Singh in the film, making up a very detailed CSP (comic side plot). He fights on the side of the baddies, but eventually gives in to the goodies, since his daughter is in love with one of the goodies team member.

Ah yes, so I was talking about the long drawn out fight sequences in the film. They begin to appear almost from the start of the film, continue regularly throughout. Given these segments, the CSP and the songs, the actual story and dialogues have very little room to maneuver themselves. Everything other than the fight sequences seem to be in a hurry to get themselves done with. 🙂

Today’s song is the sixth song in the film. And what a rollicking dance song this one is. The trio of music directors – Lala Asar and Sattaar seem to be outdoing themselves in getting through the songs of this film. The song is filmed as a group dance song. The occasion is that the Wazir’s daughter has fled her father’s palace, choosing to come to the village where Dara Singh resides with his mother (actually his nanny from the royal babyhood days). The Wazir’s soldiers are chasing her, and they have been given a good beating by Dara Singh, Maruti and their team. This song is a celebration of their victory. We see Dara Singh and Geetanjali (Wazir’s daughter) and Dara Singh’s ‘mother’ seated prominently amongst the audience watching this performance. Maruti is part of this group dance. The video clip that is available is somewhat out of focus, on account of colors being splayed a little, as the photochemicals on the celluloid have aged. The face of the lead dancer is not very clear, and before I hazard a guess as to her identity, I request other friends and readers to please help identify this actress.

Enjoy this final song from this film to make it on to the billboard of our blog. And with that, we announce the Yippeee-dom status to this film. All aboard.

 

Song – Dhali Re Dhali Re Saanjh Dhali  (Sangraam) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, MD – Lala Asr Sattaar
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

teek teek jhungha ka jhoonga
teek teek jhungi ki jhungi

teek teek jhunga ki jhungi
teek teek jhunga ki jhingi

dhali re dhali re saanjh dhali
chali re chali re main to chali
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule

bol sakhi
mere daaman mein kya hai
machla hua
aa ke mausam chhupa hai
meetha meetha
chhaaya mujh pe nasha hai
meetha meetha
chhaaya mujh pe nasha hai
ye to abhi
pehli pehli ada hai
chain luta
jaane kya ho gaya hai
mann ki lagan
ho ke magan
dol rahi jaise pawan
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule
teek teek jhunga ki jhungi
teek teek jhunga ki jhingi

naam mera
dil pe likhte deewaane
bhanwre sadaa
aayen ras to churaane
aai badi
rang mujh pe jamaane
aai badi
rang mujh pe jamaane
uljhe agar
bolo saawan suhaane
uljhe bina
suljhe naa dil ke taraane
jawaan jawaan chhaaya samaa
husn bhara gora badan
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule
teek teek jhunga ki jhungi
teek teek jhunga ki jhingi

raat nai
aai hai un se milaane
husn chala
ishq pe tan mann lutaane
chaand aaya
aaj mujhko bulaane
chaand aaya
aaj mujhko bulaane
kaun hai wo
hum se lagi tu chhupaane
preet bhare
nain batiyaan na maane
behki nazar
jaaun jidhar
aata mujhe
wo hi nazar
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule

dhali re dhali re saanjh dhali
chali re chali re main to chali
paayaliya boley re. . .
haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
(haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley)

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
(haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley)

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
(haule haule jiyara doley
hoye haule haule jiyara doley)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टीक टीक झुंघा का झूंघा
टीक टीक झुंघी का झुंघी

टीक टीक झुंघा की झुंघी
टीक टीक झुंघा की झिंघी

ढली रे ढली रे साँझ ढली
चली रे चली रे मैं तो चली
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले

बोल सखी
मेरे दामन में क्या है
मचला हुआ
आ के मौसम छुपा है
मीठा मीठा
मुझपे छाया नशा है
मीठा मीठा
मुझपे छाया नशा है
ये तो अभी
पहली पहली अदा है
चैन लुटा
जाने क्या हो गया है
मन की लगन
हो के मगन
डोल रही जैसे पवन
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले
टीक टीक झुंघा की झुंघी
टीक टीक झुंघा की झिंघी

नाम मेरा
दिल पे लिखते दीवाने
भँवरे सदा
आयें रस को चुराने
आई बड़ी
रंग मुझपे जमाने
आई बड़ी
रंग मुझपे जमाने
उलझे अगर
बोलो सावन सुहाने
उलझे बिना
सुलझे ना दिल के तराने
जवां जवां छाया समां
हुस्न भरा गोरा बदन
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले
टीक टीक झुंघा की झुंघी
टीक टीक झुंघा की झिंघी

रात नई
आई है उनसे मिलाने
हुस्न चला
इश्क़ पे तन मन लुटाने
चाँद आया
आज मुझको बुलाने
चाँद आया
आज मुझको बुलाने
कौन है वो
हमसे लगी तू छुपाने
प्रीत भरे
नैन बतियाँ ना माने
बहकी नज़र
जाऊन जिधर
आता मुझे
वो ही नज़र
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले

ढली रे ढली रे साँझ ढली
चली रे चली रे मैं तो चली
पायलिया बोले रे॰ ॰ ॰
हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले

आsss आsss आsss आsss आsss
(हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले)

आsss आsss आsss आsss आsss
(हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले)

आsss आsss आsss आsss आsss
(हौले हौले जियरा डोले
होए हौले हौले जियरा डोले)


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Blog Day : 3554 Post No. : 14259

“Raat Ke Raahi”(1959) was directed by Naseem for Pushpaanjali Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shammi Kapoor, Jabeen Jalil, Anwar, Achla sachdev, Nazeer Hussain, Ifthikhar, Radhika, Hammad, Manohar, Prem Sagar, Nirmal, Poonam, Heera, Shashibalka, Shujaat, Pyare, Sooraj etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it that were composed by two music directors. Two songs were composed by Jaidev whereas the remaining four songs were composed by Bipin Baabul. Three songs from the movie, including the two Jaidev compositions have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Raat Ke Raahi”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Vishwamitra Adil is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bipin Baabul.

The song is picturised on Shammi Kapoor, playing a drunkard aashiq, while Jabeen Jaleel looks on nervously.


Song-Maine pee hai pee hai pee hai par main to nashe mein nahin (Raat Ke Raahi)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Vishwamitra Adil, MD-Bipin Baabul

Lyrics

hic
hic
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai

teri zulfon ko chheden nigaahen meri
yoon na hoga
teri baahon se lipten ye baahen meri
yoon na hoga
teri zulfon ko chheden nigaahen meri
yoon na hoga
teri baahon se lipte ye baahen meri
yoon na hoga
yoon na hoga ke ye hai apne dil pe yaqeen
dil pe yaqeen
maine pi hai pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
hic

ye mohabbat hai dilbar nahin dillagi
tujhko dar kya
hosh mein hai abhi tak wafaayen meri
tujhko dar kya
ye mohabbat hai dilbar nahin dillagi
tujhko dar kya
hosh mein hai abhi tak wafaayen meri
tujhko dar kya
tujhko dar kya ke jhukne ko hai ye zameen
hai ye zameen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai

dekhi jaati nahin ab ye sahmi nazar
chal diya main
ye to jaane ka mausam nahin hain
magar chal diya main
dekhi jaati nahi ab ye sahmi nazar chal diya main
ye to jaane ka mausam nahin hai magar chal diya main
chal diya main
chal diya main
chal diya ye chala ye chala main kahaan
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe me nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi 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 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 : 3554 Post No. : 14258

Ah yes – ‘Hunterwaali’. Seems that just like Tarzan, ‘Hunterwaali’ has been quite a favorite title and theme for film producers in India. The original ‘Hunterwaali’ was released in 1935 – with Fearless Nadia assaying the title role. This was followed in 1943 with a title variation of ‘Hunterwaali Ki Beti’. Then in 1959 came another ‘Hunterwaali’, this time the title role being played by Mehru. In 1972, came a production from the south. The female lead role was played by Jyotilakshmi. In 1978, yes, one more ‘Hunterwaali’ film was released. And guess, the lady playing the title role – it is Bindu.
[Ed Note: Atul ji points out that there is another ‘Hunterwaali’ film right there from the year 1959; the title is ‘Miss Hunterwaali’.]

After 1978, for lack of recorded data, it cannot be certainly said what other ‘Hunterwaali’ films came. There is a Bhojpuri film by this name in 2014-15. YouTube also informs us that there was a film by this title, produced in Pakistan also, in 1988.

As per the details recorded in HFGK, the film is produced by Madhav Rao and Rustom Irani under the banner of Golden Movies Corporation, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The cast of actors is listed as Mehru, Samar Roy, Habeeb, Ram Raseela, Mirajkar, Jeet Bala, Kailash, Shri Bhagwan, Sattar, and Mohammad amongst others. Five songs are listed for this film. All the songs are written by Shaad. As I checked for this lyricists name in the Geet Kosh, I find that his name appears in just one more film viz., ‘Rifle Girl’ in 1958, which is also already represented here on our blog. Interestingly, the music director for ‘Rifle Girl’ (1958) and ‘Hunterwaali’ (1959) is the same – Harbans. In the Geet Kosh, we see his name appear in eight films over a period of 1958 to 1966.

Coming to the song itself. This wonderful melodious song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. The beginning of the song is so stirring. The chorus sound of “Lallal Laara, Lallaara” immediately speaks of a promise of a wonderful song to follow. And the promise is verily kept by the music director. One may listen to this tune and may comment that this tune is familiar, and that it is adapted from such and such and such other songs. But that analysis is not important. The lilt and the joy in this melody speaks for itself. Yet once again, the observations pan out – an obscure film (1960s and earlier), unknown or really very less known artists, nothing much available as information – all these characteristics combine to ensure some very lovely and mostly unheard, unfamiliar songs. This instance is no less.

So with this lilting song, the 1958 version of ‘Hunterwaali’ makes its debut on our blog today.

Song – Ye Behta Behta Paani, Ye Rut Ye Jawaani  (Hunterwaali) (1959) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Shaad, MD – Harbans
Chorus

Lyrics

lallal laara
lallaara
ho oo oo oo
lallal laara
lallaara
aa aa aa aa

ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
baar baar naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
kaahe torey naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
ho oo oo oo oo
sakhi ri chaloon kaise
dagar anjaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
aaj sakhi re mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
kaahe sakhi ri mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
oo oo oo oo
kaho ji kaise keh doon
main dil ki kahaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
हो ओ ओ ओ
लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
आ आ आ आ

ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
बार बार नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
काहे तोरे नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
सखी री चलूँ कैसे
डगर अनजानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आज सखी रे मोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
काहे सखी री तोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
ओ ओ ओ ओ’
कहो जी कैसे कह दूँ
मैं दिल की कहानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा


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Blog Day : 3553 Post No. : 14256

“Anaadi”(1975) was directed by Asit Sen for I S Films, Bombay. The “social” movie had Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Mausami Chatterji, Kabir Bedi, Mehmood (friendly appearance), Utpal Dutt, Kader Khan, Dina Pathak, Shamim, Devkishan Ahuja, HRaindranath Chattopadhyay, Anita Guha, Mushtaq Merchant, Birbal, Asit Sen etc in it, with specuial appearances by Anil Dhawan, Poornima, Krishnkant and Paintal.

Unlike its namesake of 1959, which had Raj Kapoor in it, his kid brother Shashi Kapoor starred movie “Anaadi”(1975) has ended up becoming an obscure movie, despite being a movie of recent vintage by the standards of this blog.

“Anaadi”(1975) had five songs in it and they too have been forgotten. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a boat song on Shashi Kapoor and Mausami Chatterji. We find Kabir Bedi and Utpal Dutt spying them with binoculars.

I wonder what the movie was all about. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie.

With this song, “Anaadi”(1975) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Tere baghair jaane jaana (Anaadi)(1975) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

tere baghair jaane jaana
sochta hoon yahi main deewaana
haaye tere bagair jaane jaana
sochta hoon yahi main deewaana
ke akela main jiunga kaise
tere baghair jaane jaana
sochta hoon yahi main deewaana
ke akela main jiyunga kaise
tere baghair jaane jaana
sochta hoon yahi main deewaana

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

ye palken jinmein hain mere sapne
ye palken jinmein hain mere sapne
ye lab jo lagte hain mere apne
inko main ganwa doonga
ho o to rahunga kaise
kaise
kaise
tere baghair jaane jaana
sochta hoon yahi main deewaana

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

phiroonga ho ho ke main pareeshaan
phiroonga ho ho ke main pareeshaan
chhupaaye aankhon mein laakh toofaan
gham ke in toofaanon ko
ho o main piyunga kaise
kaise
kaise
tere baghair jaane jaana
sochta hoon yahi main deewaana

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

ghazab hai jeewan ki tez dhaara
ghazab hai jeewan ki tez dhaara
chhuda den lahren jo sang mara
main tanha kinaare tak
ho o pahuchoonga kaise
kaise
kaise
tere baghair jaane jaana
sochta hoon yahi main deewaana
ke akela main jiyunga kaise
tere bagair jaane jaana
sochta hoon yahi main deewaana


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Blog Day : 3553 Post No. : 14255

“Sangraam”(1965) was directed by Babubhai Mistry for Film India, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Geetanjali, Randhawa, Swarn Kumari, Maruti, Aruna Irani, Uma Dutt, Ratnamala, Mridula, Vishwas Kunte, Amrit Rana, Yunus Parvez, Baijnath, Helen, King Kong etc in it.

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

Here is the fifth song from “Sangraam”(1965) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Aish Kanwal is the lyricist. Music is composed by Lala Asar Sattar.

The song is picturised on Geetanjali, as far as I can tell from the grainy picturisation of the song, who is sing singing and dancing alongwith her sahelis as Dara Singh is seen riding away in his horse.


Song-Nikla sainyya chaalbaaz re (Sangraam)(1965) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Aish Kanwal, MD-Lala Asar Sattar

Lyrics

nikla sainyya chaalbaaz re ae
de ke daga wo to chala gaya
chala gaya
de ke daga wo to chala gaya
nikla sainyya chalbaaz re ae
de ke daga wo to chala gaya chala gaya
de ke daga wo to chala gaya

teri raahon mein ham bhi khade hain
teri raahon mein ham bhi khade hain
ek nazar dekh le jaane waale
koi bhala kaise dil ko sambhaale
dil ko sambhaale kaise
o jaane waale
ho o o
qaatil hain ye andaaz re haay raam
nikla sainyya chaalbaaz re ae
deke daga wo to chala gaya chala gaya
deke daga wo to chala gaya

toone churaai meri aankhon se nindiya
toone churaai meri aankhon se nindiya
chain kahaan
ho gayi main deewaani
hoke magan naache meri jawaani
ae ree jawaani hui hui dekho deewaani
ho dil tujh par hai naaj re haay raam
nikla sainyya chaalbaaz re ae
deke daga wo to chala gaya chala gaya
deke daga wo to chala gaya

kaise bedardi se ankhiyaan ladi hain
kaise bedardi se ankhiyaan ladi hain
o ji balam tujhko kaise manaayen
aaja baalam le loon teri balaayen
teri balaayen leke tujhko manaayen
ho o o
sun le chaahat ka raaj re haay raam
nikla sainyya chaalbaaz re
deke daga wo to chala gaya chala gaya
deke daga wo to chala gaya


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Blog Day : 3552 Post No. : 14254

“Baazigar”(1959) was produced by Ram Dayal and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Mukul Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Tiwari, Romi, Nazi, Helen, Mridula, Rana, Samson, Rajan Kapoor, Jagdish Kamal, Poonam Kapoor, Bimla, Jeewankala, Rafiq, Hanuman, Balaram, Narayan, Shafi, Dhondhu, Bihari, Vitthal, Sundar, Shammi, Majnu, Tiger (the dog), Mushtaq (the horse) etc in it.

This movie had six songs in it.

Five songs from the movie has been discussed in the past. Here are the details of these five songs :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Nazar ne aisa maara 11483 18-Oct-15
Kar le kar le pyaar vai vai yaar duniya dhokha 13164 17-Apr-17
Pyaar ka hai mausam ham hain akele 13610 25-Sep-17
Main to lut gayi duniyawaalon zara sa ghoonghat nikaal ke 14110 28-Feb-18
Do do hai deewaane mere parwaane 14247 8-Apr-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Baazigar”(1959) to appear in the blog. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Geeta Dutt and chorus, but I detect at least one more female voice that sounds like Usha Mangeshkar to me. Nevertheless, I have gone by the HFGK entry of singer for this song.

Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

With this song, “Baazigar”(1959) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Laayi hoon raaja baaghon se chun ke rang saare(Baazigar)(1959) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

laayi hoon raaja baaghon se chun ke rang saare
laayi hoon raaja baaghon se chun ke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare
laayi hoon raaja baagon se chunke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare

kahin honthon se naazuk gulaab hai
kahin chanda se gori chameli
kahin honthon se naazuk gulaab hai
kahin chanda se gori chameli
kahin karte hain joohi ishare
kahin genda kare athkheli
kahin sharma rahe
meri nargis ke naina matwaare
laayi hoon raaja baagon se chun ke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare

mere phoolon mein dil ko saja ke
koi bheje kisi ko salaam re
mere phoolon mein dil ko saja ke
koi bheje kisi ko salaam re
patti patti mein maano na maano
likha hota hai aashiq ka naam re
le lo phoolon ka pyaar
kaahe baithe ho rasiya dil haare
laayi hoon raja baaghon se chun ke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare
laayi hoon raaja baaghon se chun ke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare


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Blog Day : 3552 Post No. : 14253

“Mr India”(1961) was produced and directed by G P Sippy. This movie had I S Johar, Geeta Bali, Helen, Kamal Jeet, Praveen Paul, Hari Shivdasani etc in it.

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

Here is the seventh song from “Mr India”(1961) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by G S Kohli.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. My guess is that this song, which sounds quite O P Nayyar like is picturised on I S Johar and Geeta Bali.


Song-Nazar ye teri teekhi na maar goriye hoy hoy (Mr India)(1961) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-G S Kohli

Lyrics

nazar ye teri teekhi
na maar goriye hoye hoye
na maar goriye haaye haaye
na maar goriye humko tu
dilon pe dale kyun jaadu u
hoye bada kahin ka aaya
na chhed soniya aaye haaye
na chhed soniya oye hoye
na chhed soniya humko tu
zara to dil par rakh kaabu u u

ho o o
o o o
o o o
phoolon mein meri gori
gende ka phool hai
ho o o
tere gale lagoongi
ye teri bhool hai

ho o o
phoolon mein meri gori gende ka phool hai
ho o o
tere gale lagoongi
ye teri bhool hai
dekhe ja bas ghoor ke
oy maze le le door ke
hoy dekhe ja bas ghoor ke
oy maze le le door ke

aay haay
hoy
najar ye teri teekhi
na maar goriye haay haay
na maar goriye hoy hoy
na maar goriye hamko tu
dilon pe daale kyun jaadoo u
haan
hoy
bada kahin ka aaya
na chhed soniya haay haay
na chhed soniya oye hoye
na chhed soniya humko tu
zara to dil par rakh kaabu u u

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
nakhron mein meri gori aage hai heer se
o o o
ghayal karoongi tujhko kaajal ke teer se

ho o o o
nakhron mein meri gori aage hai heer se
aa aa aa
ghayal karoongi tujhko kaajal ke teer se
chhede dekho jaan ke ji
kaisa seena taan ke
oye chhede dekho jaan ke ji
kaisa seena taan ke

are waah waah
oy nazar ye teri teekhi
na maar goriye haaye haaye
na maar goriye hoye hoye
na maar goriye humko tu
dilo pe daale kyu jaadu u
haan
oy bada kahin ka aaya
na chhed soniya aay haaye
na chhed soniya oye hoye
na chhed soniya humko tu
zara to dil par rakh kaabu u u


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Today’s song is from an obscure film called Miss Devi-44. The film was made by Laxmi Productions, Bombay-owned by the producer Director Chimanlal Trivedi. The Music was done by Ashok Ghosh. The song is sung by Rajkumari and an unknown male.

Ashok Ghosh started his music career as an assistant to Pransukh Nayak, for Sagar Movietone film Dr. Madhurika-35. He impressed the company with his work and he was given film Manmohan-36 as an independent Music Director. He had a new assistant named Anil Biswas.

Anil Biswas came from Calcutta along with his Mentor Hiren Bose. In Bombay, he first worked as a joint MD for film Bal Hatya-35 and Bharat ki Beti-35. He got his first film Dharam ki Devi-35 as MD. Anil Biswas joined Sagar as an assistant to Ashok Ghosh. The songs of Manmohan became very popular and famous, especially ” tumhi ne mujh ko prem sikhaya” by Surendra and Bibbo. According to Anil Biswas, he made the song, but Ashok Ghosh always maintained that it was his song. To stress his ownership of this song, Ghosh included the same song in film Nirdosh-41, this time sung by Mukesh and Nalini Jaywant.

After Sagar merged into national Studios, Ghosh gave music to Sanskar-40, Kasauti-41, Nirdosh-41 and Gareeb-42 ( Here again Anil Biswas was his co-MD). Then came Angoothi-43, Sharafat-43, Inkaar-43 and Miss Devi-44 and Aarati-45. His last film was Gunjan -48.Ashok Ghosh left Bombay for Calcutta, where he spent his rest of life.

The Director of this film was Chimanlal Trivedi, who was one of the major film makers of the 30s and the 40s decade. He was more as a Producer businessman than a Director. While he directed hardly 7 films, he produced close to 50 films- all having A grade actors, directors and composers !

Born on 19-3-1909 at a village near Anand in Gujarat he was from a Brahmin family. He did his schooling in Ahmedabad and technical graduation from Baroda. Being an expert in weaving, he took up a job as a weaving Master in Calcutta. Fond of writing, he started writing Dramas, which were staged in Bengal and Gujarat. He was attracted towards Cinema and tried some work in New Theatres. Knowing that the real playing field is Bombay he reached there. he wrote story of film Chevrolet-36 and Danger Signal-37 for Mohan pictures.

He established his own production company CIRCO (Cine Industries Recording COmpany) in 1937. By 1943, he had made 12 films. He preferred not to direct his films, but appointed directors like Mohan Sinha for Laxmi-40, Anuradha-40 and Vanmala-41, Balwant Bhatt for Suhag-40 and Madhusudan-41, A R Kardar for Swami-41 and Nai Duniya-42 and Debki Bose for Apna Ghar-42.

He had the art of getting the most popular stars for his films like, Prithviraj kapoor, Chandramohan, Durga Khote,Mazhar khan, Bibbo,Surendra, Jairaj, Sitara, Jeevan, Yaqub, Shobhana Samarth, Prem Adeeb, Vishnupant Pagnis,Leela Desai, Pahadi Sanyal, Shanta Apte and many others. Even big directors like Debki Bose,Nitin Bose, Kardar,Mohan Sinha, Sarvottam Badami, Nandlal Jaswantlal,Profull Roy, Sudhir Sen, R S Caudhari, Phani mujumdar, Balwant Bhatt etc. worked for him. From Prabhat he brought Shanta Apte for Rs.1000 pm, and also Chandramohan, Pagnis and Mazhar khan. His friend Chandulal Shah followed his way and brought K L Saigal from New Theatres !

C L Trivedi was an expert in gathering funds for his films. After CIRCO at Parel, he started Laxmi Productions at Andheri, in 1942. He made mera Gaon,Sharafat,Bhagya Laxmi,Kadambari,Tamanna,Inkaar,Mohabbat,Miss Devi etc. In 1951, it was Supreme pictures, Trivedi Productions was in 1952, Kala Kendra in 1953 and with Chitra Bharati in 1954, he made 13 films upto 1961. Top Composers like Timir Baran,Ashok Ghosh,Rafiq Gaznavi,K C Dey,Saraswati Devi,Husnlal-Bhagatram and naushad gave music to his films.

In the end, he turned to Stage and started Abhinay Bharati. He staged many dramas in Bombay and Gujarat. Chimanlal always went for big names. He had close relations with Nehru, Menon, Morarji Desai, and other National leaders. His wife Kantaben was a Leader herself. Chimanlal Trivedi died on 25-11-1973. His wife, 3 sons and a daughter settled in USA.

It may be a coincidence, but Gujarati businessmen like Chimanlal Trivedi, Chimanlal Desai,Chimanlal Luhar, Chaturbhuj Doshi, Chimankant Desai, Chunibhai Desai and Chandulal Shah made sizable contribution to Hindi cinema in the first 20 years of the Talkie era. All names started with CH ( ? ) !

Film Miss Devi had a cast of Leela Desai, Surendra,Jagdish Sethi, Agha, Moni Chatterji, Nazeer etc etc. Leela Desai was brought by Trivedi by offering her money she could not refuse. After doing 5 films with New Theatres and 1 film with Ideal Film Co. at Calcutta, she came to Bombay and worked here till she left films.

Leela Desai was the daughter of Dr. Umedbhai Desai-a Gujarati and his second wife Satyabala Devi- a Bengali from Bihar, who was a prominent singer of the 1930s. She was born in America, where her parents had gone for a 3 year trip. She grew up in India. She learnt dancing from Amla Devi-who married Uday shanker, Lachhu Maharaj and Sohan lal. She also learnt music in Morris College , Lucknow. Actress kamala Kumari of New Theatres had also learnt from here. In one of her stage performances in Lucknow, NT’s Director Hem Chander saw her and invited her to Calcutta for working in films.

She worked in the film President-37 as sister of Kamlesh Kumari,opposite Saigal. It was followed by Vidyapati-37, Dushman-38, Kapal kundala-39 and Nartaki-40. She also did Adarsh Mahila-37 with Ideal Film company. Chimanlal Trivedi brought her to Bombay to act opposite Jairaj in film Tamanna-42. She acted in 5 films of Chimanlal Trivedi. After tamanna, leela Desai acted in films like Sharafat,Paraya Dhan, Nagad narayan,Inkaar, Mujrim, Miss Devi,Kaliyan, Meghdoot,Maharani Minal Devi,Magadhraj,Kamla, Dev kanya, Soorat and last film Geet Govind-47.

She acted opposite leading actors like K L Saigal, Najmul Hasan, Jairaj, Pahadi Sanyal, Surendra, Chandra Mohan, Khalil, Baburao pendharkar etc etc. She worked under top directors like Debki Bose, Nitin Bose, kidar Sharma, Phani mujumdar and others. her sisters Monica Desai ( who married Phani Mujumdar) and Ramola were also in films. In a span of just 10 years, Leela Desai acted in 21 films and then left films. She settled in Darjeeling with her mother. Baburao Patel said this about Leela Desai….

“What shall be said of Leela Desai, who acted the part of the President’s sister, the mischievous school-girl, and who always took the active part in the love-making between her and Prakash Babu (Saigal)? I cannot find a single fault with her acting. She played up to Saigal splendidly. Even her eyes were most expressive. What naughtiness was in them? As a shameless hussy she could give points to any of your Hollywood actresses–and win. In the love-duet between her and Saigal it was she who always led. She was the personification of Mr. Bernerd Shaw’s pet notion that, in this eternal amorous game, it is the woman who leads the man on and not, as is commonly supposed, the other way about. From the moment she jumped down her school garden-wall and almost fell plump into the arms of Prakash Babu, who was sitting below chewing the end of his reflections anent his dismissal from his job, she never, in a manner of speaking, left him to himself. She would bring down the house with her: “Uske bad kya hua, Prakash Babu?” The poor man had to dance to her measure ever afterwards. When she found herself with him alone she gave us the impression of having fed on honey-dew and on the milk of paradise. Then, in addition to her sparkling dialogue and supremely ‘alive’ acting, she was gorgeous in her dancing performance. Her whole face was a mirror in which her thoughts were reflected. She was an imp of mischief from commencement to conclusion.”

The onset of second world war from 1939 to 1945 imposed several restrictions on the film industry. One of them was to get extra quota of raw film, the producer had to make one Propaganda film as a war effort of the British. Many big film houses suffered ( New Theatres actually broke down) due to this. Raw film was available in Black market at an exorbitant price ( many people made millions in such Black market of essential commodities and they invested in film industry later).

Film Miss Devi-44 was one such film of propaganda. Unfortunately, by the time the film got completed, censored and finally got released the war had almost ended, thereby losing the very purpose of the film. Germany had surrendered on 8-5-1945. USA dropped Atom Bombs on Japan on 6th and 9th August 1945. Japan surrendered on 2-9-1945 and finally war ended totally. Miss Devi-44 was censored in 1944, but was released on 10-8-1945 in Capitol Theatres, Bombay. By that time the relevance of war propaganda had lost its sheen and need. This affected the film’s running. Another film released almost same time on the same theme was Panna, made by Navyug Films of Acharya Atre. Of course, the lead role of film Panna was done by Geeta Nizami, who was no match to leela Desai in any way !

According to Film India, october-45 issue the story of Miss Devi was about Twin sisters Rani and Devi (Leela Desai). Rani becomes a spy for Japan, whereas Devi is sober, homely, beautiful etc. Devi falls in love with Dr. Ramesh (Surendra).Being a story of twins, there were many scenes of misunderstandings, comedy, song and dances. In the end Rani gets punishment and Devi gets Dr.Ramesh.

Here is a song by Rajkumari with an unknown male. Enjoy this rare song.
( My thanks to Beete kal ke sitare by S.Tamrakar, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Dhunon ki yatra, Vithal Pandya’s books,HFGK, wikipedia and my notes for some information in this article).


Song-Balma bedardi hamaar (Miss Devi)(1944) Singers-Rajkumari, Unknown male voice, MD-Ashok Ghosh

Lyrics

balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar

aayi jawaani
jiya mora doley
aayi jawaani
jiya mora doley
saas nanand mori boli boley
saas nanand mori boli boley
raah chaloon to taaken marad mohe
hoy
raah chaloon to taaken marad mohe
maare najariyon se maar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar

din ko nihaaroon main
raah sajan tori
din ko nihaaroon main
raah sajan tori
ratiyaan bitaaun main roye
ratiyaan bitaaun main roye
chhatiyaan dhadak rahi
patiyaa na bheje piya
hoy
chhatiyaan dhadak rahi
patiyaa na bheje piya
dar dar(?) sunat nahin koye
hoy piya
dar dar ?? sunat nahinkoye

din ko nihaare kaahe raah hamaari raani
ratiyaan bitaaye kaahe roye
ratiyaan bitaaye kaahe roye
patiyaan na bheji mohe
patiyaan na bheji mohe
aana thha yahaan gori
aawan ?? ek hai ??
haan gori
aawan ?? ek hai ??

padgi kesariya balam hai tihaari
padgi kesariya balam hai tihaari
choli tori bootedaar
ho gori
choli tori bootedaar

hil mil ke looten bahaar
ho sainyya
hil mil ke looten bahaar
aao gori
hil mil ke looten bahaar

balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar
haay raam
balma bedardi hamaar


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