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

Archive for the ‘Feelings of heart’ Category


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Blog Day : 3506 Post No. : 14087

“Shatranj”(1956) was produced and directed by Gyan Mukherji for Revati Productions, Bombay. This movie had Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Yakub, Jagdish Sethi, Misra, VijayaLaxmi, Nana Palsikar etc in it.

This “social” movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the seven songs from the movie that have been covered till now:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Badli mein chhupe chand ne kuchh mujhse kahaa hai 1766 17-Aug-09
Chali bhi aa ke tera intezaar kab se hai 10577 10-Dec-14
Jawaani thhi soyee sapnon mein khoyee 11408 21-Sep-15
Hawa hai sard sard Multiple version song 11676 21-Dec-15
Kahin se shaam hote hi sitaare aa hi jaate hain 11716 31-Dec-15
Baaji kahin shahnaai aiyyo jee aiyyo 14061 16-Feb-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Shatranj”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra. The song is picturised on Meena Kumari and Ashok Kumar.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Shatranj”(1956) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Tu hai meri zindagi ka sahaara(Shatranj)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kitnaa bhi hum
alag rahein aen
manzil to ek hai
ae ae ae ae
kashti judaa judaa sahi
saahil to ek hai

tu hai meri zindagi ka sahaaraa
nazar dhoondhti hai tera hi ishaara
tu hai meri zindagi ka sahaaraa
nazar dhoondhti hai tera hi ishaara

sunaa hai ke ban ke bigadti hain baatein
aen aen aen aen aen aen aen
sunaa hai ke ban ke bigadti hain baatein
nahin gham jo dooba hai qismat ka taaraa
nahin gham jo dooba hai qismat ka taaraa
nazar dhoondhti hai tera hi ishaara
tu hai meri zindagi ka sahaaraa
nazar dhoondhti hai tera hi ishaara

aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
agar jism tu hai
main saayaa hoon teraa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
agar jism tu hai
main saayaa hoon teraa
rahega hamesha ye rishtaa hamaara
rahega hamesha ye rishtaa hamaara
nazar dhoondhti hai tera hi ishaara
tu hai meri zindagi ka sahaaraa
nazar dhoondhti hai tera hi ishaaraa

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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 : 3506 Post No. : 14086

Missing Films of 1960s – 61
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With this post, this series enters the sixties. 😀 😀
No no, I do not mean to say that we are entering the 1960s, we did that long back. In fact this blog itself started with the 1960s – the song “Miley Na Phool To. . .” from the film ‘Anokhi Raat’ is from the 1960s. With this post, we now come upon the 61st episode of this series. The home work assignment given by Katie Ben, has now come a long way in adding more new, I mean, as yet unrepresented films to the blog. This series was initiated on 20th September, 2015, and we are now into the 29th month that this series has been pursued. In the process, we have added 61 more films from the 1960s, to this blog. Some more interesting details about this journey, coming up in the next episode.

Today’s debut film is ‘Arabian Nights’ from 1967. This film also has an alternate title – ‘Panic In Baghdad’. The film is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for the banner of Ramkishan Films, Bombay. The star cast is listed as Ajit, Mumtaz, Bhagwan, Rajan Haksar, Shyam Kumar, Ram Mohan, Madhumati, Hercules, Prince Arjun, Julian, Heeralal, Mohan Choti, Poornima, Bela Bose, Azad.

The film has six songs listed. Music direction is by the duo of Lala Sattaar. Regulars will remember, this duo also belongs to the trio of music directors Lala Asar Sattaar. Three song writers have contributed their talent to this film – Akhtar Romani, Aish Kanwal and Madhukr Rajasthani. This song is written by Madhukar Rajasthani. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle.

From the sound of it, this is a dance song. Looking at the star cast, it can only be guessed that the song may have been picturized on either Bela Bose or Madhumati. I would like to say Bela Bose, but then that is just a guess. I would request our more knowledgeable readers to add more information, if available, about this film, and the picturization of this song.

With this post, the film ‘Arabian Nights’ of 1967 opens its account on our blog.

Song – Husn Ke Jalwe Hain Jawaan  (Arabian Nights) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, MD – Lala Sattaar

Lyrics

husn ke jalwe hain jawaan
mehfil mein hain raazdaan
dil ko sambhaloon
ya khud ko sambhaaloon
ishaara to kar meharba..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan

raat bhar ye shama saath degi
raat bhar ye shama saath degi
jaan tujh pe luta ke kahegi
ye mohabbat hamaari
hamaari rahegi
hum rahen na rahen
hum rahen na rahen
baaki rahega nishaa..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan
mehfil mein hain raazdaan
dil ko sambhaloon
ya khud ko sambhaaloon
ishaara to kar meharba..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan

mayqade mein nazar se pilaane
mayqade mein nazar se pilaane
eid ka chaand niklaa deewaane
ye muqaddar tumhin ko diya hai khuda ne
koi piye na piye
koi piye na piye
tum to piyo jaan e jaa..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan
mehfil mein hain raazdaan
dil ko sambhaloon
ya khud ko sambhaaloon
ishaara to kar meharba..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां
महफिल में हैं राज़दाँ
दिल को संभालूँ
या खुद को संभालूँ
इशारा तो कर महरबा॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां

रात भर ये शमा साथ देगी
रात भर ये शमा साथ देगी
जान तुझ पे लुटा के कहेगी
ये मोहब्बत हमारी
हमारी रहेगी
हम रहें ना रहें
हम रहें ना रहें
बाकी रहेगा निशा॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां
महफिल में हैं राज़दाँ
दिल को संभालूँ
या खुद को संभालूँ
इशारा तो कर महरबा॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां

मयक़दे में नज़र से पिलाने
मयक़दे में नज़र से पिलाने
ईद का चाँद निकला दीवाने
ये मुकद्दर तुम्हीं को दिया खुदा ने
कोई पिये ना पिये
कोई पिये ना पिये
तुम तो पियो जान ए जाँ॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां
महफिल में हैं राज़दाँ
दिल को संभालूँ
या खुद को संभालूँ
इशारा तो कर महरबा॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां


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 : 3505 Post No. : 14084

“Asen mi nasen mi. . . whether I’m there or not, I’ll be there forever.”
[Title of her biography, a quote by her own self, in a conversation with her biographer, Lalita Tamhane.]

She was just into 55th year when she passed away in 1991. Continuing to be active, even after having managed to get past an initial scare of cancer, the remission succeeded to claim her, much to the loss of the entire industry, and its heritage.

Remembering Nutan, on the anniversary of her passing away, today (21st February).

Starting her career at the age of 14 (‘Hamaari Beti’, 1950), she worked through the next four decades – as string of memorable roles that span the entire spectrum of emotions across from tragedy all the way to comedy. The understated emotions are conveyed through the eyes and expressions, much more powerfully than words. The Kalyani of ‘Bandini’ (1963), expressing her anger and turmoil, through actually saying and expressing very little, heightened the portrayal of a mute victim, who is driven by circumstances to murder. And then she lives out her internment, with the same silence and withdrawal; in the end, returning to her past, forsaking a promise of happiness and acceptance in a new world. Nutan remains in memory as the quintessential Kalyani, all the way from Gauri in ‘Seema’ (1956) and Sujata in ‘Sujata’ (1959), up to Anu Rai in ‘Anuraag’ (1972), living through the tragic last few months of the life of her only child; as Mahjubi in ‘Suadaagar’ (1973), betrayed with promises of false love and usurpation; and as Sanyukta in ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ (1978), facing the ignominy of having a competitor for the affections of her own husband, come to live under the same roof.

But when given the opportunity to get into light comic roles – Shanti in ‘Paying Guest’ (1957), Jameela in ‘Dil Hi To Hai’, and Sulekha in ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963) – another facet of her character comes through that seems unbelievable in the face of her image of the victimized woman having all the troubles and miseries foisted upon her. Oh how I wish the film ‘Chhabili’ (1960) was available; would have loved to see her role as a chhabili.

An unforgettable performer, who garnered a record six Filmfare awards (five as the leading lady, and one in supporting role); a record that stood for well over three decades. Into her forties, she still commanded leading roles contrary to the traditions of the industry. And into her fifties, she was still chiselled and stunning, continuing to command author backed roles in the films she appeared in.

The song for today is from the 1970 film ‘Maa Aur Mamta’. The film is produced under the banner of Suchitra Kala Mandir, and is directed by Asit Sen. The star cast is listed as Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Jitendra, Mumtaz, Rehman, Jayant, Nirupa Roy, Sujeet Kumar, Roopesh Kumar, Shabnam, Shivraj, Beerbal, Leela Mishra, Brahm Bhardwaj, Keshto Mukherjee, Karan Diwan, Paro, Bilkis, Dilip Dutt, Machchar, Madhu Apte. A social drama that has six songs written by Sarshaar Sailaani and Anand Bakshi, and are tuned to music by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. This song is written by Anand Bakshi. On screen, the song is performed by Nutan, as she is accompanied by Sujeet Kumar.

Three songs of this film are already showcased on our blog. This is the fourth song to find its place here. The lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakashchandra ji.

It is terrible that she went away so young – depriving us of what could have been possible. But then maybe it is good for whatever transpired – the memories are as elegant and as preserved, as was she herself, into her fifties. Her biography records an episode from when she was an infant. As a baby, she would go into bouts of crying that lasted for many hours. All the medical consultation and advise could not locate any problems. Then, one astrologer read her horoscope and said that she is a delivered soul who has come back into this world quite unwillingly. The prophecy played itself out, when she decided to leave so early.

o re maanjhi
o mere maanjhi
. . . abki baar
le chal paar
le chal paar

Song – Baat Ye Anokhi Mere Meet Ho Gayi  (Maa Aur Mamta) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

 

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)

baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee

laaj ka pehraa
maine
ho o o mann ke dwaar bithaayaa
laaj ka pehraa
maine
ho o o mann ke dwaar bithaaya
is ghoonghat mein
aise
ho o mukhda laakh chhupaayaa
haayye rey barjori
nindiyaa ho gayee chori
ho o haar gayee main
saiyyaan teri jeet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee

teri  najariyaa
sajnaa
ho o o mere sapnon ki doli
teri najariyaa
sajnaa
ho o o mere sapnon ki doli
baith main iss mein
chal dee
ho o tere sang  humjoli
rokey jag naa maanoon
kaaran main na jaanoon
ho o log kehte hain mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey
kaahe rey mohey
preet ho gayee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई

लाज का पहरा
मैंने
हो ओ ओ मन के द्वार बिठाया
लाज का पहरा
मैंने
हो ओ ओ मन के द्वार बिठाया
इस घूँघट में
ऐसे
हो ओ मुखड़ा लाख छुपाया
हाये रे बरजोरी
निंदिया हो गई चोरी
हो ओ हार गई मैं
सैंयां तेरी जीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई

तेरी नजरिया
साजना
हो ओ ओ मेरे सपनों की डोली
बैठ मैं इस में
चल दी
हो ओ ओ तेरे संग हमजोली
रोके जग ना मानूँ
कारण मैं ना जानूँ
हो ओ लोग कहते हैं मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे

काहे रे मोहे

प्रीत हो गई


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Blog Day : 3505 Post No. : 14081

“Chori Chori”(1973) was Produced and directed by Keval P Kashyap for KPK Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sanjay, Radha Saluja, Bindu, Gulshan Bawra, Jageerdaar, Kamran, Ifthikhar, Lalita Chatterji, Sapru, Asit Sen, Tuntun, Dhumal, Yashodhara Katju, Bhagwan, Sundar, Brahmchari, Jankidas, Jugal Kishore, Subroto, Vijay Dutt, Manohar Deepak, Birbal, Madhu Apte, Jerry, Kishore Sharma, Gulab Singh, Hamid, Sooraj, Darshan, Bina Bhalla, Mridula, Veerendra Kaushik, with guest appearances by Jeetendra, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Simi Garewal, Sameer, Jagdeep, Paintal, Mohan Choti, Maruti, Shakti Samanta.

This movie, which is far less known than “Chori Chori”(1956), had six songs that are equally obscure.

Here is the first song from “Chori Chori”(1973) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mukesh. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan, just like what was the case for “Chori Chori”(1956). In reality it was just Shankar, seeing that Jaikisha had expired in 1970.

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

With this song, “Chori Chori”(1973) makes its debut in the blog.
PS-One partial video is available. One can see that this song is lip synced by Shashi Kapoor.

Audio (Full)


Video (partial)

Song-Vaasta hi na jab raha tumse (Chori Chori)(1973) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

vaasta hi na jab raha tumse
phir jafaaon ka kya gila tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha tumse
phir jafaaon ka kya gila tumse
tum kisi gair ki amaanat ho
kaisa shiqva-gila bhala tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha

dard de ke paraaye ho baithhe
kaise maangoon main ab dava tumse
dard de ke paraaye ho baithhe
kaise maangoon main ab dava tumse
kam se kam jhoothhi tassali dete
haaye ye bhi na ho saka tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha

chand roti hui yaadon ke siva
dekh lo kuchh nahin liya tumse
chand roti hui yaadon ke siva
dekh lo kuchh nahi liya tumse
yaaron hanste ho mujhpe khoob hanso
aur ho bhi sakega kya tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha

uski kismat pe rashq aataa hai
jiske dil ka jahaan basa tumse
uski kismat pe rashq aataa hai
jiske dil ka jahaan basa tumse
achchhi kismat hi nahin thhi apni
kaise kah doon bura hua tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha tumse
phir jafaaon ka kya gila tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha


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 : 3504 Post No. : 14080

Missing Films of 1960s – 60
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The debut film for today is ‘Bhakt Prahlad’, the quintessential historical / mythological saga that has been repeated so often across the decades. I would say that, along with the tale of Raja Harishchandra, the story of Bhakt Prahlad probably forms the most times filmed pair of historical / mythological tales. As per Geet Kosh, the story of Bhakt Prahlad has been presented on the silver screen no less than six times – the years in chronological order being 1932, 1934, 1946, 1959, 1965 and 1967. Besides this set of films in Hindi, this tale has also been a subject of many other films released in regional cinema.

The 1965 version of this film was produced under the banner of Madan Movies, Bombay, and is directed by Kamal Sharma. The star cast consists of the following, Anjali, Bablu, BM Vyas, Malika, Sheikh, Rajkumar, Helen, Jeevankala, Ravi Kumar, Ramesh, Mohan Modi, Raja Saleem, Nazeer Kashmiri, Dalda, Maqbool, Pal Sharma, and Jagdish Vyas etc.

The film has eight songs listed in the Geet Kosh. All the songs have been penned by Bharat Vyas. The music direction is by BN Bali (aka Baldev Nath Bali). The song is sung by Asha Bhosle.

I have heard this song, long long back, and then I have not heard it for many years. Today, as I started search for an appropriate song, I came across this one. To start with the words did not ring a bell, and I simply clicked on to play. And as it started to play, the song came alive in the mind along with the memories of radio listening days.

The song is a seduction song, of course presented in a very sober and decent manner. The words and the year remind me of another similar seduction song which is from the 1965 film ‘Jewel Thief’ – “Raat Akeli Hai Bujh Gaye Diye. . .”. As I continued to listen, the second antaraa reminded me of another song from the same year. The film – ‘Mere Sanam’ and the song “Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera. . .”. Interestingly, all the three songs have been rendered by Asha Bhosle. And I am wondering – same year, three different songs from different films, all in the same genre. The subject matter i.e. seduction, is the same; but the treatment is literally ages apart. Hmmm. . . gives me an idea for a series on seduction songs; let me see if I can muster up enough songs to do a complete series.

But regardless, listen to and enjoy this gem of a song from an obscure film, reviving memories of a wonderfully melodic era.

 

Song – Raat Basanti Main Raswanti  (Bhakt Prahlad) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – BN Bali

Lyrics

jogi..ee..ee..ee

jogi..ee..ee..ee

raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti

dekh wo chanda ras barsaaye
dekh wo chanda ras barsaaye
dekh pawan lehraaye
ye chaandi ki jhilmil kirnen
ye chaandi ki jhilmil kirnen
tan mein chubh chubh jaayen
[. . .]
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
hoye hoye hoye hoye hoye
raat basanti

dekh lachakti gori baahen
dekh lachakti gori baahen
dekh thirakte naina
ghunghat palat jo lat bikhra doon
ghunghat palat jo lat bikhra doon
din ban jaaye raina
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जोगी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई

जोगी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई

रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती

देख वो चंदा रस बरसाए
देख वो चंदा रस बरसाए
देख पावन लहराए
ये चाँदी की झिलमिल किरणें
ये चाँदी की झिलमिल किरणें
तन में चुभ चुभ जाएँ
[॰ ॰ ॰]
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
होए होए होए होए होए
रात बसंती

देख लचकती गोरी बाहें
देख लचकती गोरी बाहें
देख थिरकते नैना
घूँघट पलट जो लट बिखरा दूँ
घूँघट पलट जो लट बिखरा दूँ
दिल बन जाये रैना
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती


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Blog Day : 3504 Post No. : 14076

“Rupaya” (1950), an extremely obscure movie by now, was directed by G P Pawar for Vijay Chitra, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shashikala, Om Prakash, Manmohan, Naaz, Anwari, P Varney, Nautiyal, Ganpat Rao, Gauly Mota, Ramesh, Mirajkar etc in it.

There were nine songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Rupaya” (1950) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the singer of this song. Listening to the song leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that the song is sung by Geeta Dutt.

Indeewar in the lyricist. Music is composed by P Ramakant.

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

Wit this rare song, “Rupaya” (1950) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Tiki huyi thhin jinpe nazren (Rupaya)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-P Ramakant

Lyrics

tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren aen
tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren
doob gaye wo taare ae ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare
tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren
doob gaye wo taare ae ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare

kaate kat’ti nahin ye raaten
o o o
kaate kat’ti nahin ye raaten
kab tak karoon main din se baaten
paapi duniya peer na jaane
paapi duniya peer na jaane
bigdi kaun sanwaare ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare
tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren
doob gaye wo taare ae ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare

baaqi ab na rahi ummeeden
o o o o o
baaqi ab na rahi ummeeden
nainon ki ud gayi hai neenden
tum tak ud na saken ye naina
tum tak ud na saken ye naina
palkon ke pankh pasaare
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare
tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren
doob gaye wo taare ae ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3503 Post No. : 14074

 

Today’s song is from the film ‘Milan’ (1946).

Bengali people, in general, are fond of reading. The literacy percentage of Bengal during last century and before that has been quite noteworthy. The literate population of Bengal is divided in two parts. One is Bhadralok– a term used to indicate upper and middle class – affluent and educated people; and the other is Madhabit (or what we call a middle class in rest of India). Both these classes of society in Bengal were patrons of books. In addition, Bengal also boasts of a large number of very famous authors. Eminent writers like Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chatterji, Sarat Chandra Chatterji, Sunil Gangopadhyaya, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay, Satyajit Ray, Mahashweta Devi, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Shardendu Bandopadhyay, Humayun Ahmed, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Michael Madhusudan, Manik Bandopadhyay, Premendra Mitra, Badal Sircar, Sukumar Rai, Jibanand Das, Rajnikant Sen and many others were, and continue to be popular in Bengal.

No wonder, then, that their novels, dramas and short stories became the basis of Bangla films, both in the silent as well as talkie era. In rest of India, almost all major production houses had their own story departments, where many Munshis, Pandits and the likes of them were employed to provide ‘made to order’ story material for films. The Lahore, Bombay and Madras centres depended heavily on mythology, folk tales, history, and stage dramas etc. for their films.

Since Bangla films had their firm stories, their films were closer to the audiences in Bengal and Eastern India in general. This literary sourcing was firmly entrenched in the minds of the film directors of the 1930s to the 1950s, in Bengal. When an exodus of actors, directors and technicians started from Calcutta to Bombay, in the 40s and 50s, most directors from Bengal made Hindi films in the Bombay center, based on Bangla novels, dramas and short stories. Some important examples are, ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (Salil Choudhari’s short story of 1943), ‘Devdas’, ‘Parineeta’, ‘Parivar’, ‘Biraj Bahu’, ‘Yahudi’, ‘Ratnadeep’ etc.

When Nitin Bose left Calcutta and came to Bombay to join Bombay Talkies, no one was surprised. Bombay Talkies was known to attract Bangla talent and gave them opportunities to showcase their skills. Being owned by a Bengali-Himanshu Rai and managed by a Bengali-Shashadhar Mukherjee, Bangla cine artistes were always welcome. For his first directorial venture in Bombay, Nitin Bose suggested Rabindranath Tagore’s novel Noukadubi, first published in 1906. This story was a favourite of producers. Already a Bangla film on it was made in 1932. Nitin Bose further suggested to make it a bilingual film – in Hindi and Bangla, for Bengal and East India.

The year was 1946. Himanshu Rai had passed away in 1940, S. Mukherjee left in 1942 with his friends. Devika Rani had left in 1945. Bombay Talkies was in dire straits already. The powers that be at the company thought that making a bilingual film will open doors to Bengal and other East Indian states. While the Hindi version ‘Milan’ was made in 1946, the Bangla version ‘Naukadubi’ was made in 1947.

Dilip Kumar was an upcoming new hero in Bombay Talkies. He had just done 2 films. ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944 and ‘Pratima’ in 1945. He was chosen for ‘Milan’ as its hero. The film needed two heroines. One, Ranjana was already available and selected. For the second heroine, Bombay Talkies gave advertisements in newspapers. From several applicants, a new Kanpur born Bengali speaking girl Meera Mishra was selected.

Meera Mishra’s joining the films generated a lot of interest and excitement because she was the wife of an IPS officer. She was chosen to play Kamala in both versions. For the role of Hemnalini, Meera Sircar was selected for the Bangla version, and Ranjana did this role in the Hindi versions. The role of Ramesh, the hero, was assigned to Dilip Kumar in the Hindi version, and to Abhi Bhattacharya in the Bengali version. The role of  Akshay Babu was assigned to Pahadi Sanyal in both Hindi and Bangla versions.

In a manner of speaking, Meera Misra made her debut opposite to Dilip Kumar as her first leading man. The film was directed by Nitin Bose and Anil Biswas was the music director. Parul Ghosh lent her voice in both the versions. In ‘Noukadubi’ she had five Tagore songs, her only Bengali songs.

Both ‘Noukadubi’ and ‘Milan’ did well. Initially Meera had planned to retire after this one film. However, her husband, Kripa Sindhu Mishra was killed in action during Delhi riots and Meera decided to carry on with her film career. She had a son Jishnu from the Late KS Mishra. Her other films include ‘Abhijatya’ (1949), ‘Eki Gramer Chhele’ (1950), ‘Abarta’ (1950), ‘Sandhyabelar Rupkatha’ (1950), ‘Sabyasachi’ (Hindi-1948, based on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s ‘Pather Dabi’. Meera played the role of Sumitra) and Bishnupriya (1949). Her other Hindi films include ‘Ghar Ki Numaish’ (1949), ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’ (1950), ‘Azaadi Ke Baad’ (1951), ‘Chamakee’ (1952), and ‘Chhoti Maa’ (1952). She quit films early and settled into married life again. Her second husband was Mr Ranjit Gupta, Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal. She passed away in Calcutta in 2008.

‘Milan’ was produced for Bombay Talkies by Hiten Choudhury, who was with New Theatres earlier. He was the earliest member to leave New Theatres and join Bombay Talkies in Bombay. After Nitin Bose left Bombay Talkies, it was Hiten Choudhury who brought in Bimal Roy to make film ‘Maa’ (1952). Bimal Roy, who had come to Bombay for the premiere of his film ‘Pehla Aadmi ‘ (1950), subsequently settled in Bombay. Asit Sen, BN Banerjee, Salil Choudhury, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and few others too left New Theatres to join Bimal Roy in Bombay.

Director Nitin Bose was working with Dilip Kumar for the first time. That time Dilip had not yet developed the nasty habit of interfering in director and composer’s work. He was still learning and he learnt a lot from Nitin Bose. It seems that the famous hair style of Dilip was also suggested by Nitin Bose while shooting a boat scene for Milan. Dilip acknowledges that Nitin Bose had groomed him.

Later Nitin Bose directed Dilip again for ‘Deedar’ (1951) and ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961). Nitin Bose once wrote that during the shooting of ‘Ganga Jamuna’ he was sitting aside on a chair, helplessly watching Dilip Kumar do his (the director’s)  job. By that time Dilip had obtained a Doctorate in this “art of interference”.

Dilip had become famous due to his early tragic films, when he used to die frequently in most of them. In 1948 alone, out of his 6 films, he died 4 times. In the year 1955, he died in 3 films. In the entire 50’s decade he died 6 times. In a total of 57 films, Dilip kumar had died in 18 of them. Interestingly his last film ‘Qila’ (1998) also saw him dead! A real tragedy king indeed !!! By the way, in his 57 films 39 directors worked with him. SU Sunny directed him in 4 films. Nitin Bose, Bimal Roy and Subhash Ghai directed him in 3 films each.

‘Milan’ was based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ’Noukadubi’, published in 1925. This story was a favourite of producers. It was produced in Bangla in 1932, 1947, 1979 and 2011. Hindi versions came in as ‘Milan’ (1946), ‘Ghoonghat’ (1960) and ‘Kashmakash’ (2011). The cast of the 1946 version incudes Dilip Kumar, Meera Mishra, Ranjana, Pahadi Sanyal, Shyam Laha, S.Nazir, Moni Chatterjee, KP Mukherjee etc. The story is –

The story is set in 1905. Ramesh (Dilip Kumar) is studying law in Calcutta and has just appeared for his final exams. He is a friend and neighbour of Jogen who is also studying law. Jogen (Shyam Laha) lives with his father Annada Babu (Moni Chatterjee) and sister Hemnalini (Ranjana). Ramesh and Hemnalini are fond of each other and Ramesh visits their house most days for tea. Their association is disliked by another friend Akshay (Pahadi Sanyal) who also likes Hemnalini.

Ramesh has been asked to come back to his village for the holidays by his father but is dissuaded from going by Hemnalini. Ramesh’s father Braja Mohan (KP Mukherjee) is from the priestly caste and lives in the village. He receives an anonymous letter stating that his son is involved with the neighbour’s daughter who comes from a tradesman caste and that he spends his entire time there.

Braja Mohan goes to the city and brings Ramesh back with him to the village. He has arranged Ramesh’s wedding with a poor widow’s daughter. Ramesh tries to convince his father about his involvement with Hemnalini. His father after satisfying himself that Ramesh has as yet not committed himself to Hemnalini prevails upon Ramesh to marry Sushila because of the promise he had given to the girl’s mother. There is a storm at night when the wedding party from the groom’s side is returning to their village by boat. During the crossing the boat capsizes. Nearly all on the boat are drowned including Ramesh’s father and Ramesh appears to be the only one to survive. He sees a woman in bridal dress lying unconscious on the bank. He brings her to his village but soon understands that this is a case of mistaken identity. She continuously checks him when he calls her Sushila and tells him her name is Kamala (Meera Mishra). He realizes there was another bridal procession and their boat too had capsized.

After the formalities of his father’s funeral service Ramesh decides to take Kamala to Calcutta. He finds out about her only living relative, an uncle, and writes to him. A letter arrives telling him of the death of Kamala’s uncle but the sender has mentioned Kamala’s husband’s name and profession. His name is Nalin and he’s a doctor. Ramesh now starts searching for Dr. Nalin. He has so far made no mention about his marriage to Hemnalini or her family nor told anyone regarding the mistaken identity of his supposed bride to avoid any embarrassment to the girl.

On arrival in Calcutta, Ramesh suggests that Kamala get an education. After allaying her apprehension regarding her age he admits her in a girl’s boarding school. Akshay’s sister also studies in the same school and through her Akshay gets to know the truth about Ramesh’s marriage. In the evening he questions Ramesh in front of Hemnalini. Ramesh deflects the question and asks Hem to trust him. Preparations are on at Annada’s house for the wedding of Hemnalini and Ramesh. Their wedding is set for the coming Sunday but Ramesh is asked by the principal to take Kamala home for the weekend. Ramesh postpones the wedding and brings Kamala back from school. Akshay brings Jogen to Ramesh’s house where they see Kamala and on being questioned Ramesh keeps silent. Hemnalini goes into a state of shock when she’s told about Ramesh’s wife.

Her father takes her to Kashi to recuperate. Ramesh decides to leave Calcutta and he takes Kamala with him to Ghazipur. Kamala reads the letter Ramesh has written to Hem explaining the entire situation and mentioning Kamala’s husband’s name. She finally recognizes the truth about her and Ramesh’s situation. She decides to kill herself and leaves the house. She is rescued and comes under Nalin’s mother’s care.

She realizes that Nalin is her husband but finds out that Hemnalini and he are to be betrothed. However, Nalin is not happy about the betrothal as he refuses to believe that Kamala is dead and wants to wait a while longer. Finally the truth comes out and she’s accepted by her husband and his mother while Ramesh and Hemnalini get back together.

The film had 8 songs. Today’s song is the 5th song to be posted. All other songs are also available on You Tube. Enjoy the video song.

[Author Note: My acknowledgements and thanks to Dr. JP Guha ji, the book ‘Hero-I’ by Ashok Raj, HFGK, and my own notes.]

 


Song-Gungun gungun boley bhanwra (Milan)(1946) Singer-Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Anil Biswas
Dilip Kumar
Ranjana

Lyrics

gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
hamaari bagiya mein aaike ho bhanwra
gungun gungun boley
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike

madhuvan se laaye sandesha bahaar ka
madhuvan se laaye sandesha bahaar ka aa aa
taar(?) jaaye mere pyaar ka
veena baja ke
baawri bana ke
haumaari bagiya mein aaike ho bhanwra
gungun gungun bole
humaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike

Dialogues
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iraada badal bhi sakta hai
lekin uske liye ek munaasib bahaana gadhna padega

bahaana

haan aakhir pitaaji ka hukm
baghair kisi vajah ke thhode hi taala jaa sakta hai
aur aap kya samajh rahin hain
ham apni marzi se jaa rahe hain

oh

lekin ye sab ek shart par

kya shart

jo gaana abhi ham sun rahe thhe wo poora ho

poora hoga

aaiye
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gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo jaan gaya re
jaan gaya re
wo jaan gaya re
mere man mein hai kya
jaan gaya re
kahta phire sab kaliyon se jaa
kahta phire sab kaliyon se jaa
mere man mein hai kya
jaan gaya re
jaan gaya re
dekh rahi thhi
main raah kisi ki
dekh rahi thhi
main raah kisi ki
ankhiyaan bichhaai ke
?? lagaay ke ae
ankhiyaan bichhaai ke
?? lagaay ke
hamaari bagiya mein aay ke ho bhanwra
gungun gungun boley
hamaari bagiya mein


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

Blog Day : 3502 Post No. : 14072

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #

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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 63# Khayyam Saab’s 91st birth anniversary
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Today 18th February 2018 (born on 18th February 1927) is the Ninety-first birth anniversary of Mohammed Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi Saab, better known as Khayyam Saab to all of us.

On this occasion here is a rare song from the movie ‘Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani-1979’. Music of this film was composed by Khayyam Saab.

‘Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani – 1979’ was directed by Sohrab Modi for ‘Shaili Films, Bombay’. It had Dolly (as ‘Meena Kumari’), Bharat Bhushan, Madhu Malini, Meena Irani, Sunita Irani, Sunita Dheer, Twinkle, Jayshree T., Bandini, Jagdeep, Keshto Mukherjee, Ratna, Javed Khan, Bina Baba, Zery, Kedar Sehgal, Baby Parveen, and Sona (as ‘Madhubala’).

Lyrics of this film were by Afzal Shadab (all songs) and Music was composed by Khayyam Saab.

As per information available in HFGK this film had two songs. (However as mentioned in HFGK this film also included some dialogues and songs from some of the films of Meena Kumari viz. Azad’1955, Sharda’1957, Chirag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan’1959, Ghazal’1964, Chandan Ka Palna’1967 and Pakeezah’1971).

This film was based on Meena Kumari’s life and was passed by censor board on 28.11.1979.
I am neither much aware about this movie nor I have watched it, so I can not say much about this movie and its box office performance.
I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

I was quite in dilemma while deciding a song for today’s occasion, because there are still many many beautiful gems composed by Khayyam Saab that are yet to be posted on the blog here.

However, while going through the list of movies for which Khayyam Saab has composed music, I find that this is the only movie from the decade of 1971-1980 that is yet to make an entry on the blog. So today we get introduced to this movie on the blog.

During 1971-1980 we have the following movies of which the music was composed by Khayyam Saab;

Khayyam’s movies of 1971-1980
Name of movie Year
Pyaase Dil 1974
Sankalp 1974
Mutthi Bhar Chawal 1975
Sandhya 1975
Kabhie Kabhie 1976
Shankar Hussain 1977
Trishul 1978
Chambal Ki Kasam 1979
Khaandaan 1979
Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani * 1979
Noorie 1979
Thodisi Bewafai 1980

(* making a debut on the blog today)

Out of the two songs in this movie one song is a solo song sung by Mahendra Kapoor and lip synced by Bharat Bhushan on the screen and being posted here today.
The actresses Dolly and Sona who played the role of Meena Kumari and Madhubala in the film are also seen in the picturization of this song with others.

The other song is a duet sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.

Wishing Khayyam Saab, a ‘Very Happy Birthday’ today and a ‘healthy and peaceful’ life ahead, let us now enjoy this song!!!


Song-Wafaa e ishq mein khoye jahaan milte hain (Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani)(1979) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Afzal Shadab, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

Jo udaatey thhe laakhon ki neendein
Ab wo zere zameen so gaye
Haay mitti ki aagosh mein
Kaise kaise haseen so gaye

Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain aen
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

Wo badnaseeb jo
Duniya se naamuraad gaye
Wafaa ke maare huye
De ke apni yaad gaye
Nazar se chhupke
wo hi meharbaan miltey hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain ae
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

Jo baazi haar gaye hain
Yahaan muhabbat mein
Qaraar unko nahin milta
Apni jannat mein
Sukoon e dil ke liye
Bezubaan miltey hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain ae
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

Hawaa mein udtaa huaa
Inka aashiyaana hai ae
Wahaan pe pardanasheenon ka ab
Thhikaana hai ae ae ae
Jahaan galey se zameen aasmaan miltey hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain ae
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

Chhupaa huaa hai koi raaz
Inke aane mein
Ke jaise bhool gaye hon
Ye kuchh zamaane mein
Zameen pe aise kayi raazdaan miltey hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain ae
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जो उड़ाते थे लाखों की नींदें
अब वो जेरे ज़मीन सो गए
हाय मिटटी की आगोश में
कैसे कैसे हसीन सो गए

वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं

वो बदनसीब जो
दुनिया से नामुराद गए
वफ़ा के मारे हुए
दे के अपनी याद गए
नज़र से छुपके
वो ही मेहरबान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं

जो बाज़ी हार गए हैं
यहाँ मुहब्बत में
करार उनको नहीं मिलता
अपनी जन्नत में
सुकून ए दिल के लिए
बेजुबान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं

हवा में उड़ता हुआ
इनका आशियाना है ए
वहाँ पे पर्दानशीनों का अब
ठिकाना हैं ए ए ए
जहां गले से ज़मीन आसमान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं

छुपा हुआ है कोई राज़
इनके आने में
के जैसे भूल गए हो
ये कुछ ज़माने में
ज़मीन पे ऐसे कई राजदान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं


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Blog Day : 3502 Post No. : 14071

“Dushman”(1957) was directed by Raj Rishi for Kwatra Art Productios, Bombay. The movie had Dev Anand, Usha Kiran, Radhakishan, Kumkum, Prabhu Dayal, Master Romi, Manju, Minu Mumtaz, Chaad Burque, Panditjee, Manjeet, Raja Kapoor, Nagpal, Jerry, Ravikant, Jagdeesh Kamal, Nadir, S Gautam, Prakash Dutt, Sharma, Chadrakant etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Dushman”(1957) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of this song is available. Videos of some other songs from the movie are available and there Usha Kiran lip syncs in Asha Bhonsle’s voice. So my guess is that this song too is picturised on Usha Kiran. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

There may have been some errors in the lyrics of the song. I request our readers with keener ears to help suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.


Song-Janam janam ki preet hamaari (Dushman)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Janam janam ki preet hamaari
jeewan bhar ka saathh re
Janam janam ki preet hamaari
jeewan bhar ka saathh re
laaj mere ghoonghat ki saajan
rakhiyo apne haath re
waari waari jaaun tohpe
balihaari jaaun re
waari waari jaaun tohpe
balihaari jaaun re

nainon mein na thhahre kajra
nainon mein na thhahre kajra
surma diya na jaaye (?)
basen jahaan par sainyaa morey
dooja kaun samaaye
tum sang naata jod ke baithhi
saara jag bisraaye
saara jag bisraaye
waari waari jaaun tohpe
balihaari jaaun re
waari waari jaaun tohpe
balihaari jaaun re

tum bin mera jeewan kya hai
tum bin mera jeewan kya hai
meet mere tum praan mere
maan mere abhimaan mere
tum yug yug ke vardaan mere
man mandir ki jyot tumhi ho
tum hi to bhagwaan mere
tum hi to bhagwaan mere
waari waari jaaun tohpe
balihaari jaaun re
waari waari jaaun tohpe
balihaari jaaun re
Janam janam ki preet hamaari
jeewan bhar ka saathh re
Janam janam ki preet hamaari
jeewan bhar ka saathh re
laaj mere ghoonghat ki saajan
rakhiyo apne haath re
waari waari jaaun tohpe
balihaari jaaun re
waari waari jaaun tohpe
balihaari jaaun re


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3502 Post No. : 14068

I became aware of a Hindi film ‘called Virginia’ (1940) nearly 2 years back. My first impression was that the film may be based on some Hollywood movie. Google search for details of this film did not yield much as most of the results pertained to a few Hollywood films of the same name in or around that name. The film did not find mention in ‘Filmindia’ magazine pertaining to the years 1939-41. Later on, I did get some details about the film in ‘list of Bollywood movies of 1940’ on Wikipedia which described the film as an ‘action’ film directed by K M Multani with a star cast of Manjula, W M Khan, Rajkumari, Pratap and David. Khan Mastana was the music director.

A couple of days back, I came across a High Court Judgement dated March 25, 1942 concerning K M Multani vs. Paramount Talkies of India. Being a law student myself once upon a time, I am interested in reading the court judgements, especially of the court cases pertaining to per-independence days. In the judgement, I got to know some more details about the film ‘Virginia’ (1940) and some interesting twist.

‘Virginia’ (1940) was made under the banner of A E M Multani Productions. The star cast mentioned in the judgement included Manjula, Pratap, W M Khan, David, Jamila and thousands of others. The film story idea was conceived by K M Multani sometime towards the end of 1939. Shooting of the film commenced in April 1940 at Bharatiya Studio. On May 16, 1940, the title of the film ‘Virginia’ was registered with Sub-Registrar in Bombay (Mumbai). The film was completed in August 1940 and advertisement of the film commenced in a limited way in September 1940. Censor Certificate was obtained for the film in November 1940. The film was released in Bombay on March 16, 1941 in Minerva theatre. The film ran for two weeks. The film was to be released elsewhere in India.

K M Multani, the producer-director had decided to produce this film on a grand scale just to prove a point that Indian film industry can also make spectacular films on the scale of Hollywood. The idea was to get ‘ high-brow westernised Indians who patronised the foreign films exclusively, to see in Indian films something which they would not find in Hollywood films even’. The story revolved around an imaginary war between Greeks and Romans about 4000 BC. In the film, Virginia was the name of the heroine.

It so happened that Paramount Pictures also conceived a film with a similar title ‘Virginia’ (1941) in 1939 and in December 1939, the title of the film was registered in the USA. The shooting of the film commenced more or less at the same time in the USA as that of ‘Virginia’ (1940). The film was released in USA in February 1941 and in Calcutta and Mumbai in May 1941. It was a family drama set against the background of an estate in Virginia, one of the States in the USA. The theme of the film was contemporary.

When the Paramount Pictures’ film was released in Calcutta and Bombay in May 1941, K M Multani filed a suit in a Bombay court to restrain the exhibition of Paramount film ‘Virginia’ (1941) with the same name on the ground that it would result in misleading a section of the cinegoers. He also claimed the damages for loss of box office collections of his film due to ‘passing off’ ‘Virginia’ (1941) as ‘Virginia’ (1940).

The lower court dismissed the suit on the grounds that no one can claim the sole monopoly of the title ‘Virginia’ as it is a geographical name. There was no reason to believe that Paramount’s film could mislead the cinegoers as the film is in English and the Multani’s film is in Hindustani. Also the story of the both the films are quite different. Even the advertisements of both the films make it very clear that both these films are different in terms of the language, the star cast and the themes of the films. The other point was that both the films were conceptualised, shot and released almost contemporaneously without the knowledge of each other. So there was no mala fide intention.

K M Multani filed an appeal in Bombay High Court against the judgement of the lower court. The High Court upheld the judgment of the lower court and dismissed the appeal with costs. Those interested in reading the detailed judgements, both of the lower court and the High Court can read here.

I am not sure whether K M Multani got ‘Virginia’ (1940) released at other places in India. The fact that the film ran only for two weeks in one theatre in Bombay would indicate that the film was a box office failure. I find that, later K M Multani re-joined Minerva Movietone to direct ‘Vasiyat’ (1940) and there after ‘Ujaala’ (1942). His filmy career almost came to an end with his home production ‘Umang’ (1944). I came to know from the former ‘Filmfare’ editor, B K Karanjia’s book ‘Counting My Blessings’ that K M Multani became the founding editor of trade journal ‘ Film Age’ and retired from film industry to become an estate agent.

‘Virginia’ (1940) had 8 songs written by Ehsaan Rizvi which were set to music by Khan Mastana. None of the songs has yet been represented on the Blog. Today, I present the first song from the film ‘diwaani tu kyaa jaane’ to appear on the Blog. The name of the playback singer is not mentioned. There are two other songs in the film which were identified to be that of Miss Iqbal (or Iqbal Bibi) who has a high-pitched voice. As against this, the voice in the song under discussion is a soft one.

Since Manjula (Manju Diwan, wife of Karan Diwan) is in the cast of the film, I checked her voices in the songs from the films ‘Gaali’ (1944) and ‘Chaand’ (1944). I am convinced that the voice in the song under discussion is that of Manjula (Manju). At the time of making of the film, Manjula was 16 years old and the voice sounds like that of a teenager.

A feature of this song is that there is a long prelude music (0:33) followed by a long interlude (0:42) and the end music (0:20). As a result, the lyrics of the song has space in the disc for about 2:00 minutes.


Song-Deewaani tu kya jaane (Virginia)(1940) Singer-Manju Dewan, Lyrics-Ehsaan Rizvi MD-Khan Mastana

Lyrics

deewaani tu kyaa jaane
kaun mere ghar aataa hai
deewaani tu kyaa jaane
kaun mere ghar aataa hai
prem sandesha laata hai
prem sandesha laata hai
mere mann wo bhaata hai
mere mann wo bhaata hai
murjhaa chuki hai jo sakhi
dil ki kali khilegi
murjhaa chuki hai jo sakhi
dil ki kali khilegi
deewaani tu kyaa jaane
kaun mere ghar aataa hai
deewaani tu kyaa jaane
kaun mere ghar aataa hai

main kahoongi apni baat
wo sunenge saari raat
main kahoongi apni baat
wo sunenge saari raat
ab kyun
dil shor machaata hai
ab kyun
dil shor machaata hai


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