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Blog Day :

5283 Post No. : 17308

Hullo Atuldom

“Barsaat Ki Ek Raat” was a Shakti Samanta produced and directed 1981 release. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee, Utpal Dutt, Amjad Khan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Prema Narayan, Sujit Kumar, Asit Sen etc. Music was by R. D. Burman & Anand Bakshi was the lyricist. Songs were in the voices of Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle.

The film had 5 songs of which the following 3 are on the blog:

Song Date posted
Apne pyaar ke sapne sach huye 10 October 2009
Haaye wo pardesi man mein kaun disha se aa gaya 11 October 2009
Manchali ho manchali kaun si hai ye gali 4 April 2019

The movie was set in the picturesque North Bengal region- Darjeeling to be exact. Tea gardens formed the backdrop for most songs. It was a made simultaneously in Bengali as “Anusandhan” and was based on a Bengali novel. The Bengali version was more successful as compared to the Hindi one.
Abhi Bhattacharya played an official of the tea gardens and Rakhee was his blind daughter.

Amjad Khan (Kaliram) played the local goonda- element who is a law unto himself and has all the vices possible. Utpal Dutt (Sahuji), who is Amjad Khans’ father in the movie, is also the cause of the areas’ problems. He instigates the workers to strike against Abhi Bhattacharya etc. Additionally, he is involved in cross border smuggling.

Into this set up, Abhijeet (Amitabh Bachchan) walks in. Initially the locals have no clue about who he is. And he gets into a tangle with Kaliram on numerous occasions, today’s song is one such tangle, though a musical one.

It happens on the occasion of Durga Puja. Kaliram tries to impress the local female populace with his “dhol playing” and challenges Abhijeet to outdo him. What follows is a song in the voice of Kishore Kumar and Kaliram being mocked by Abhijeet. We have the blind Rakhi in the audience with Prema Narayan giving hee live updates.

This used to be a song that came regularly on Doordarshan.

We are having the song today to remember Panchamda (birthname:- Rahul Dev Burman) on his 29th remembrance anniversary.

For those who are his fans, it is common knowledge that he was son of legendary music director/ singer Sachin Dev Burman and Meera Burman. People are said to be born into riches Panchamda was born into music.

I have read at various places that SD Burman was proud to be referred to as Pancham’s father in the 70s. He was friends with the music director duo Laxmi-Pyare and has played the harmonica in some songs composed by the duo. The duo have also appeared on-screen in a song was composed by RDB. His closest friends in the industry were Rajesh Khanna, Kishore Kumar, Gulzar, Dev Anand & Gulshan Bawra. The trio of Rajesh Khanna- RDB – Kishore Kumar worked together in 32 films. Panchamda was nominated for around 8 films at the Filmfare and won 4 of them, the last one was posthumously for “1942- A Love Story”.

I can go on writing about his songs which are my personal favorites and may still miss a few lived songs. Today’s song is also one from my playlist.
https://youtu.be/734gYucW1FU ( video with scene before song)
https://youtu.be/wSO30UhA4gg (only song)

Song preceded by dialogues


Song-Kaaliram ka khul gaya pol (Barsaat Ki ek Raat)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

Kaaliram ka dhol phad gaya

Hey ae ae
kauwa hans ki chaal chala
langda kar ghoda dauda
kauwa hans ki chaal chala
langda kar ghoda dauda
ek gadhe ne koshish ki
vo bhi ban jaye ghoda
dekho taal na toote
hamaari chaal na toote
o dekho taal na toote
hamaari chaal na toote
dekho re taal na toote
taal na toote
du du dudung dung

arre kaaliram ka khul gaya pol
beech bajariya phat gaya dhol
ho gaya us ka dabba gol
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol

jiska kaam usi ko saaje
aur kare to thenga baaje
kaaliram ka khul gaya pol
beech bajariya phat gaya dhol
ho gaya us ka dabba gol
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol
bol hari bol hari
(hari bol hari bol)
bol hari bol

bina ticket ke muft mein humne dekha khel ye saara
bina ticket ke muft mein humne dekha khel ye saara
pi kar bhaang kisi choohe ne
haan bhaiyya
pi kar bhaang kisi choohe ne
sher ko ja lalkaara
ye to vahi baat hui ji
ye to vahi baat hui ji
chhota munh aur bade bo o o ol
kaaliram ka khul gaya pol
beech bajariya phat gaya dhol
ho gaya us ka dabba gol
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol/font>
(arre bol hari hari bol)
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol

jai jai gaao
shankh bajaao

sheesh jhukaao
sheesh hukaao
maa
maa durga
durgati naashini
arre is mote ko samjhaao
durga maata se vinti hai
is raakshas ko chhode
durga amata se vinti hai
is raakshas ko chhode
ye mota mahisaasur jaisa
is ki gardan tode
hey devi maa
le is ki jaan
hey devi maa
le is ki jaan
hai ye bali anmol
kaaliram ka khul gaya pol
beech bajariya phat gaya dhol
ho gaya us ka dabba gol
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol

(are hari bol are hari bol)
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol

arey baazi haara
ye bechaara
are sharam ka maara
hahaha

jaaye re jaaye
koi isko ghar tak chhod ke aaye
arre jaaye re jaaye
koi isko ghar tak chhod ke aaye
chullu bhar paani mein kahin
ye doob ke na mar jaaye
jiski aji izzat gayi ee
jiski aji izzat gayi
uska raha kya mo o o ol
kaaliram ka khul gaya pol
beech bajariya phat gaya dhol
ho gaya us ka dabba gol
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol

(arre hari bol hari bol)
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol

arre arre arre arre bhaaga)
bol hari bol hari

(arre dum daba ke bhaaga
pakdo)
(pakho saa
pakdo saa
pakdo saa)
bol hari bol
(arre jaane na paaye haay haay)
bol hari bol hari
bol hari bol


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Blog Day :

5211 Post No. : 17197 Movie Count :

4627

Today (24 october 2022), which is kaartik maas krishn paksh amaawasya in Panchaang is deepaawali, the festival of lights. Lord Ganesh and Goddess Laxmi are worshipped on this day.

Is there some rule that they should be worshipped only on this date ? Is there some rule that they should even be worshipped consciously ?

I have a feeling that majority of us who celebrate deepaawali on this particular day may have reduced it to a ritual imitating our day to day practices. It has sort of turned into like new year resolutions which cannot last for more than a few days after e make them.

If my earlier posts on the earlier occasions of deepaawali festival, I have discussed it in my own way. I have tried to stress the fact that performing the puja of goddess Laxmi in one day of the year will not make her to bless her. She is more likely to bless us if we perform the “puja” of Goddess Saraswati followed by that of Lord Vishwakarma, and that too in the proper way, not in the ritualistic way. “Puja” of Goddess Saraswati basically means educating ourselves, upgrading our skills, doing cutting edge research etc. All that takes years and in case of high tech skills decades and even centuries.

Once we educate ourselves we have to make use of that education to make goods and provide services of acceptable quality that could be sold to consumers. That is basically performing Vishwakarma puja. Based on quality of Saraswati Puja, our quality of Vishwakarma Puja is decided and that decides the degree of blessing from Goddess Laxmi.

To take a simplistic example, if our quality of education and skill is such that we can only manufacture low tech products like say garments, then Godess Laxmi will at the most bless us nominally and we will stay an LDC (least developed nation) or low income group nation. If our skill is of medium level (like say we are able to manufacture and export engineering goods) then we can beome a middle income group country. If our skill sets are such that we can develop cutting edge technology and sell that to rest of the world then we becaome High income group nation. That is when Goddess Laxmi actually starts to bless us abundantly.

Right now, India is a low ncome group nation with a per capita income of just over $ 2000 per annum. We will graduate to a middle income nation when our per capita income crosses $ 4000. It is easier said that done. Our neighbour Sri Lanka continues to hover around this mark and has failed to graduate to the ranks of Middle income group nation because they have failed to upgrade their skills to the level where they could break into the league of middle income group nations.

Likewise there are nations that are perpetually in middle income group ($ 4000 to $ 12000 per capita) but they have failed to break into the league of high income nations (per capita earning of over $ 12000) because that requires a different level of education, skill set and aptitude. This phenomenon is called middle income trap. Countries like Brazil and Argentina have fallen into this middle income trap.

High income group nations are those that have per capita income of above $ 12000. These counries are there because of their stress of high quality education and training, followed by strong manufaturing and services sector.

To cut a long story short, we still have a long long way to go before we can hope to be blessed by Goddess Laxmi adequately. We will hopefully becaome a middle income nation (per capita income of above $ 4000) by end of this decade and will not look back. Becoming a high income nation with a per capita income of above $ 12000 at current prices will take another two decades, depending on the level of education and skills that we are able to achieve for our masses. Hopefully we will reach there three decades from now. But that will not happen if we continue to carry on with our present habits. It is high time we stopped looking at education to be synonymous with acquiring degrees and government jobs. It is high time we shift the gear of our thinking. For long we are moving in second gear, whereas you need to shift to top gear if we have to race on the highway of progress.

I find it strange that the number of Deepaawali related songs in Hindi movies dwindled drastically after the golden era of HFM was over in 1980s.

“Pyaar Kiya Hai Pyaar Karenge”(1986) is one of the exceptions. It was produced by Suresh Bokadia and K C Bokadia and directed by Vijay Reddy for BMB Combines, Madras. The movie, which was a remake of Kannada Hit popular movie “NAA NINNA MAREYALARE”(Translation of Title “I will not forget you”) starring famous Kannada hero Late Dr.Raj Kumar, Julie Lakshmi, Shubha, Leelavathi etc.

The movie “Pyaar Kiya Hai Pyaar Karenge”(1986) had Anil Kapoor, Anita Raj, Padmini Kolhapure,Ashok Kumar, Sushma Seth,Deepak Parashar(in Special appearance),
Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo,Baby Guddoo, Satyen Kapoo,Naval Kishore,Bharat Bhatt etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog.

The song is sung by Mohammad Aziz. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised on Anil Kapoor, Baby Guddu and Anita Raj.

Lyrics and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

The movie “Pyaar Kiya Hai Pyaar Karenge”(1986) makes its debut with the song.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy, prosperous and safe Deepaawali. May Goddess Laxmi bless us all in a more fruitful manner than the blessing that most of us are used to from her.

audio link

Video link

Song-Meri chhoti si bagiya ki nanhi kali (Pyaar Kiya Hai Pyaar Karenge)(1986) Singer-Mohammad Aziz, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

meri chhoti si bagiyaa ki nanhi kali
meri chhoti si bagiyaa ki nanhi kali
mera jeevan hai teri hansi laadli
tu jo hans de ae ae
ho o o o
tu jo hans de
to saaraa jahaan hans de
ye zameen hanse
aasmaan hans de
meri chhoti si bagiyaa ki nanhi kali
mera jeevan hai teri hansi laadli

na diyaa ho kisi maa ne
woh pyaar doon
na diyaa ho kisi maa ne
woh pyaar doon
apnaa sab kuchch main tere liye haar doon
jahaan aati na ho gham ki parchhaayiyaan
jahaan aati na hon gham ki parchhaayiyaan
tujhko khushiyon ka aisaa main sansaar doon
tu jo hans de ae ae
ho o o o
tu jo hans de
toh saaraa jahaan hans de
ye zameen hanse
aasmaan hans de
meri chhoti si bagiya ki nanhi kali
meraa jeevan hai teri hansi laadli/em>

tu hi holi deewaali hai mere liye
tu hi holi deewaali hai mere liye
teri aankhon ke jalte rahein ye diye
laadli tujhko meri umar lag jaaye
laadli tujhko meri umar lag jaaye
hai duaa meri laakhon
baras tu jiye
tu jo hans de ae ae
ho o o o
tu jo hans de
toh saaraa jahaan hans de
ye zameen hanse
aasmaan hans de
meri chhoti si bagiyaa ki nanhi kali
mera jeevan hai teri hansi laadli

tera jeevan madhuban si bagiyaa bane
tera jeevan madhuban si bagiyaa bane
jo ke phoolon se har dum mehakti rahey
tu badi ho ke
pyaari dulhaniyaa bane
tu badi hoke
pyaari dulhaniyaa bane
maang teri sadaa motiyon se bhare
tu jo hans de ae ae
ho o o o
tu jo hans de toh saaraa jahaan hans de
ye zameen hanse
aasmaan hans de
meri chhoti si bagiyaa ki nanhi kali
mera jeevan hai teri hansi laadli
meri chhoti si bagiyaa ki nanhi kali
mera jeevan hai teri hansi laadli



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Blog Day :

5137 Post No. : 17095

“Piya Milan”(1945) was produced by J B H Wadia and directed by S M Yusuf for Wadia Movietone, Bombay. This movie had Motilal, Nirmala, Najma, Mirza Musharraf, S.Aalam, Leela Mishra, Wazir Muhammad Khan etc in it.

“Piya Milan”(1945) had 11 songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far. Today on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, here is a Rakhi song from “Piya Milan”(1945). This is one of earliest (if not the earliest) Rakshabandhan song in the blog. It is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali and chorus. An unknown female voice also sings a few lines.

Lyricist of this song is not known. Music is composed by Feroz Nizami.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Audio link:

Song-Raakhi ka din aaya bhaiyya aaya (Piya Milan)(1945) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Unknown, MD-Feroze Nizami
Unknown female voice
Chorus

Lyrics

raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

chaand si sundar kiranein lekar
chaand si sundar kiranein lekar
raakhi main banwaavoon
aashaaon ki maalaa banaakar
bhaiyyaa ko pehaaoon

behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi ka din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

aaa aaa aaa
aa aaa aaa aaa
aan..aaan…aaan…aaa
aan..aaan…aaan…aaa
sab behnon ke bhaiyyaa hai npar
main hoon ek akeli ee
sab behnon ke bhaiyyaa hain par
main hoon ek akeli
is bhaiyya ko baandh ke raakhi
bharoongi apni jholi..ee
is bhaiyya ko baandh ke raakhi
bharoongi apni jholi..ee
is chintaa ne mann ko khaaayaa
is chintaa ne mann ko khaayaa aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaaa

ho gayi door ab chintaa meri
mann ki kali muskaayee..eee
ho gayi door ab chintaa meri
mann ki kali muskaayee
aaj se behnaa hoon main teree
aaj se behnaa hoon main teri
tum ho mere bhai
raakhi ne kya rang dikhaayaa
raakhi ne kya rang dikhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

bhool ke pichhli baatein bhaabhi
bhool ke pichhli baatein bhaabhi
donon ek hon jaayein aen
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
jag ko ye samjhaayein aen
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
jag ko ye samjhaayein aen

tum ne hai ye bhed bataayaa
tum ne hai ye bhed bataayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi ka din aayaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

चाँद सी सुन्दर किरणें ले कर
चाँद सी सुन्दर किरणें ले कर
राखी मैं बनवाऊँ
आशाओं की माला बनाकर
भैया को पहनाऊँ
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

सब बहनों के भैया हैं पर
मैं हूँ एक अकेली
सब बहनों के भैया हैं पर
मैं हूँ एक अकेली
किस भैया को बांध के राखी
भरूँगी अपनी झोली
किस भैया को बांध के राखी
भरूँगी अपनी झोली
इस चिंता ने मन को खाया
इस चिंता ने मन को खाया॰॰आ
राखी का दिन आया

हो गई दूर अब चिंता मेरी
मन की कली मुस्काई
हो गई दूर अब चिंता मेरी
मन की कली मुस्काई
आज से बहना हूँ मैं तेरी
आज से बहना हूँ मैं तेरी
तुम हो मेरे भाई
राखी ने क्या रंग दिखाया
राखी ने क्या रंग दिखाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

भूल के पिछली बातें भाभी
भूल के पिछली बातें भाभी
दोनों एक हो जाएँ
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
जग को ये समझाएँ
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
जग को ये समझाएँ
तुमने है ये भेद बताया
तुमने है ये भेद बताया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया


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Blog Day :

5137 Post No. : 17094

Today (11 August 2022) is Rakshabandhan. This is the 15th Rakshabandhan for this blog. The first Rakshabandhan for the blog fell on 16 August 2008. That day saw the iconic Rakshabandhan song namely Bhaiyya mere raakhi ke bandhan ko nibhaana (Chhoti Bahan)(1959) getting covered on the blog.

On those early days, only one song was discussed in a day. Subsequently multiple songs began to be covered daily. Festival days were no exception. So more than one Rakshabandhan songs were also discussed in the subsequent occasions.

Till now as many as 24 Rakshabandhan songs have been covered on the blog. Most of these songs (if not all) are sung in the female voice and lip synced by a female character playing the Rakhi tying sister.

The Rakshabandhan song under discussion today is different in quite a few respects. It is sung by a male singer. It is a “sales pitch” song where Rakhi is being sold. The song is sung by Amit Kumar (though HFGK is silent about the name of the singer). It is picturised on Vinod Khanna disguised as an old Rakhi seller. So this song is a “disguise” song as well. Rakesh Roshan and Pradeep Kumar are also seen in the picturisation.

This song is from ‘Hatyaara’ (1977). The movie was produced by Sunil Sharma and JR Shah and directed by Surendra Mohan for Sunil Arts, Bombay. The movie had Vinod Khanna, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rakesh Roshan, Priyadarshini, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Dev Kumar, Man Mohan, Kanahiyalal, Raj Mehra, Chand Usmani, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sunder, Gulshan Bawra, Sahu Modak, Johny Whisky, Sabeena, Shyam, Shefali, Rajkumar, Premji, Bihari, Moolchand, Hamid, Raj Malhotra, Rajkishore, Nazir Kashmiri, Omi, Harun Khan, CL Shah, Jugnu, Kedarnath Sehgal, Chandrima Bhaduri, Baby Prerna, Master Bittu, Master Raju, Master Rajesh Valecha etc. The movie also had guest appearances by Pradeep Kumar, Laxmi Chhaaya and Mehmood.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered so far.

Here is this second song from ‘Hatyaara’ (1977). The movie had three lyricists in it but the lyricist of this song is no known. This song only appears in the movie. Its records were not made. Music direction was by Kalyanji Anandji.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the missing details of the song (viz lyricist).

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

video link:


Song-Raakhi le lo jee le lo (Hatyaara)(1977) Singer-Amit Kumar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hho o raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo o

arrey hindi filmon ke staar
jaisey Lata Dilip Kumar
jaisey Jayaa aur Gulzaar
jin ko hai raakhi se pyaar
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo

tum bhee chhodo soch vichaar
raakhi le lo hawaaldaar
behnein karengee tumse pyaar
jaldi banogey thaanedaar
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo
hho ley lo o
le lo jee le lo o
raakhi le lo jee le lo o
ding danga ding dangaa ding danga dingi dingi
ding danga ding dangaa dingi dingaa
ding danga ding dangaa dingi dingaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हो ओ राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो

अरे हिन्दी फिल्मों के सटार
जैसे लता दिलीप कुमार
जैसे जया और गुलज़ार
जिन को है राखी से प्यार
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो

तुम भी छोड़ो सोच विचार
राखी ले लो हवलदार
बहनें करेंगी तुमसे प्यार
जल्दी बनोगे थानेदार
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो
हो ले लो ओ
ले लो जी ले लो
राखी ले लो जी ले लो

डिंग डंगा डिंग डंगा डिंग डंगा डिंगी’ डिंगी
डिंग डंगा डिंग डंगा डिंगी’ डिंगा
डिंग डंगा डिंग डंगा डिंगी’ डिंगा


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

Blog Day :

5077 Post No. : 16999

Today’s song is from the film Gaali-1944.

When I saw the title of this film, I was stunned. I could not ever imagine that such a movie title could be given. I was wondering as to what must be there in the movie- a Gaali competition between 2 groups or is it about a person who can not speak a single sentence without including a gaali in it ? I could not fathom a reason for titling a film like this. Later in the early 50’s, I got a chance to see this film and I was totally and completely disappointed. Even after seeing the film I did not get answers to my original question. The story of the film was meaningless indeed.

After about 25 to 30 years, I was shocked to see the trend of titling the films with sophisticated gaalis like Besharam, Bundalbaz, Beimaan, Bewafa, Bewaqoof etc etc. Such changes are not new to the film industry.

The film Gaali was produced by Chiman bhai Desai under the banner of N.R.Desai Productions, Bombay, and the film was directed by R.S.Chaudhari – a veteran spill over from Silent film era. The name of R S Chaudhari may not be known to the newer generation, but he was considered ” Guru” by stalwarts like Mehboob Khan and Kardar. Like many oldies, Chaudhari was also a multifaceted person and used to write stories for films. You will be surprised to know about his contribution in writing stories of successful films like Roti, Rattan, Baiju Bawra etc.

R S aka Rama Shankar Chaudhari was a great name in the silent era and early Talkie period. Veterans like Mehboob and Kardar treated him like their teacher.

He was born on 8-6-1903 in Banares-U.P. in a middle class family which gave importance to education.After his graduation , he came to Bombay and did another graduation in Arts from J.J. school of Arts, in 1922. He then entered the film line as Art Director and Designer of publicity Pamphlets. he did remarkable covers for the Gujarati Film Journal ” Mauj majah”. He assisted director Manilal Joshi at Laxmi Film co. He started directing silent films with his first film at Laxmi – “Neera “-1926. It was the famous actor Raja Sandow’s spectacular costume film. The film became a Hit wherever it was shown.

He directed 15 silent films at Imperial film co. and Sagar Films. He made several Classics in Historical genres like Anarkali-1928, starring Sulochana (Ruby Meyers). This popular Hit silent film was remade as Talkie in 1935 again with the same cast and chaudhari as a director. Sulochana also acted in Anarkali-1953, thus creating a record of the same actress acting in 3 films of same title and story.

His other historical films were Shirin Khushru and Shaan e Hind, often using the legendary epics as a Nationalist allegory. His films usually featured Sulochana and Zubeida, the two popular and costly Heroines of that era.

His first talkie film was Madhuri-1932, featuring Sulochana. In all, he directed 14 Talkie films – madhuri-32, Sulochana-33, Piya Pyare-34, Aaj kal-34, Anarkali-35, Shaan e Hind-36, Hamari betiyan-36, kal ki Baat-37, Rifle Girl-38, Such hai-39, Aankh Micholi-42, Gaali-44, Magadh Raj-46 and Jaaliyanwala Bagh ki jyoti-53.

he was a very good story and screenplay writer.many of his film had his stories. he wrote stories for films like Neera-26 and Khud ki shaan-31 in silent film era and for Talkie films Hamari betiyan-36, Such hai-39, Roti-42, Adab Arz-43, Gaali-44, Laal haveli-44, Rattan-44, Aan-52, Baiju Bawra-52, Insan aur shaitan-70 and international crook-74. he also scripted Kardar’s pehle aap-44 and mehboob’s Son of india-62 and many films of Ravindra Dave.

In the last phase of life, Chaudhari lived a lonely life in penury. He travelled only by bus. He breathed his last on 22-8-1972 in Bombay.

for 12 songs of the film there were 5 lyricists and 2 Music directors- Pt. Hanuman Prasad and Sajjad Hussain. Sajjad was actually his assistant, but he composed 2 songs and was given equal status as joint MD. The cast of the film was Karan Dewan, Nirmala, Manju, Yakub, Kanhaiyalal, Sunalini Devi, Zillo bai, Gulab and many others. Today’s song is sung by Manju. She was one of those unfortunate actresses/singers, whose careers were curtailed by workless contracts with the studios and then due to marriages.

Manju’s father Gangaram Jadhav was a famous Marathi drama actor in his times in ‘Anand Vilas natak mandali’ at nagpur. He had 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters- Vijaylaxmi, Manjula, Trimbak and Balakram. They never went to school but were taught at home only.When Gangaram got a job in prabhat film co. they shifted to poona. Manjula started learning classical music from keshavrao bhole of Prabhat.

When Manjula got a singing role in film Aadmi-1939 as a child artiste, her name was changed to Manju. She sang songs in both versions-Hindi and Marathi. Next she acted in the film Sant Gyaneshwar-40. She acted and sang in Nai kahani-43. She sang songs in films Chaand and Ramshastri-44.

Due to a legal contract with Prabhat, she was not able to work in other films though she was in good demand outside, but Prabhat refused to allow her. However, producer Chimanbhai Desai got permission and she worked and sang in the film Gaali-44 She got an acting and singing role in the film Rattan-44. The film and the songs became hits. offers started pouring in but meanwhile she got married to karan Dewan. Her in-laws did not allow her to act in films. She had to bid goodbye to films.

After Karan Dewan’s death her connection with films ended finally. She has 2 sons and 5 daughters. She stayed with her sons in Bombay and Sharjah. (Thanks to blog beetehuedin for information.)

The film GAALI-1944 was available till at least 1950,around which time I must have seen it. The film story was….

Gaali was a film with a strange story of a young blind widow,who thinks that her husband comes and talks to her.
Mangala (Nirmala) loses her husband soon after marriage and she also becomes blind,without any medical reason. She stays with her Father in law Jagat narayan Chakravarti who also has an unmarried daughter lali (Manju Dewan). One day he meets Tilak,son of a zamindar from a nearby village. He wants Tilak(Karan Dewan) to marry his daughter Lali,but surprisingly,Tilak starts getting attracted to Mangala. She also talks to him and imagines it as if her husband is talking to her.
This is made use of by a village ruffian and people attack Jagat’s house demanding that the friendship of Tilak and Mangla be stopped. In the melee,jagat gets killed. At the same time Mangala and Tilak are in a Temple getting intimate. Suddenly her eyesight comes back and she realises the truth that it is not her husband.

Finally,Tilak marries Lali and Mangala becomes a Sadhwi in a temple for the rest of her life.

I do not remember the songs of this film, but most songs were shot on Lali(Manju).

This was ,according to me, a hopeless film.


Song- Holi main kheloongi un sang dat ke (Gaali)(1944) Singer- Manju, Lyricist- Sugun Piya, MD- Pt. Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

Holi main kheloongi un sang dat ke
Holi main kheloongi un sang dat ke
ratiyaa jo aaye
ratiyaa jo aaye
ab ke palat ke
ab ke palat ke
Holi main kheloongi un sang dat ke
Holi main kheloongi un sang dat ke

dekho ?? aisa ??
dekho ?? aisa ??
?? ke ?? ke nainan phatke (?)
?? ke ?? ke nainan phatke(?)
Holi main kheloongi un sang dat ke

babu jo mohse ra ra karenge
to gaali main doongi ghoonghatwa palat ke
to gaali main doongi ghoonghatwa palat ke
Holi main kheloongi un sang dat ke
Holi main kheloongi un sang dat ke
Holi main kheloongi
un sang
dat ke


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

Blog Day :

4991 Post No. : 16886

One can easily get philosophical too, besides the celebratory aspect. So okay, one more year, one more Holi celebration, one more set of songs posted. . .  And the wheel of life continues to roll. . .

Into the fourteenth year of continuous daily publication, since July 2008. And we have gone past on the way, fourteen Holi celebrations. In the earlier post today, Peevesie’s Mom ji has written that we have 66 Holi songs already posted here. She refers to one of my earlier posts, in which I have written that the Hindi cinema has an intense liking for this festival. And that we still have quite a number of Holi celebration songs that are awaiting discovery out there, and also, waiting to take their place on this blog.

As I check on the Geet Kosh, I am able to identify three Holi songs in 1932, almost immediately.  There is a film by the name ‘Raas Vilaas’ from this year. The song list of this film includes the following two song titles, which are clearly Holi songs. The first one is “Ab To Ghanshyaam Mache Holi, Ab To Sukhdhaam Mache Holi”. The second one from the same film is “Rang Rangee Main Ab Rang Na Daalo”.

In the same year, there is a film by the name ‘Zaalim Jawaani’ that has a song with the title “Biraj Dhoom Machaayo Kaanha”. Like wise, I am sure there are going to be many more songs for this celebration, where the song title may not immediately lend itself for identification. Ah but. . . how longingly one wishes we had all the songs available with us.

A similar search today has led to me to this very rare song from the 1943 film ‘Zabaan’. The rarity can be measured by the fact that this song is not yet available anywhere on line. I am able to locate it in my collection, and have uploaded it today. In all likelihood, this is the first time this song has been brought online.

It is a very attractive composition. Music is from the mind of C Ramchandra and the singing voices are of Ishwar Lal and Kaushalya, supported by chorus. The lyrics of this song are written by Ratan Piya. I was wondering whether this is a new songwriter for the blog. But no, this poet has written a few songs for the film ‘Shakuntala’, also from 1943, and some of those songs are already showcased here. As I checked the Geet Kosh, I find this name appear only for three films, these two fillms from 1943 and one from 1944 (‘Maali’). After that we do not hear from this poet.

Although quite late in the day, but I would still prompt the readers to listen to this wonderful melody. And maybe not too late either. The astrological computations of the Indian system, being based on the lunar cycle does not exactly synchronize with the standard calendars that are based on solar cycles. The full moon day started around mid day yesterday, and continued well almost up to 2 pm today. And the day that we traditionally called ‘dhulendi’, which is the day of playing Holi with colors and water, continues till tomorrow. And so, although the official holiday for Holi this year has been listed for today, as the astrological charts of the Indian system, ‘dhulendi’ is tomorrow. Now figure this out as well as we can.

Early rather than late, or may be later rather than earlier – based on which system you would prefer, here is wishing all readers and friends, a very auspicious, colorful and happy Holi.

Listen to this newly available old melody, and enjoy.


Song – Aai Aai Re Rangeeli Holi Aai Re  (Zabaan) (1943) Singer – Ishwarlal, Kaushalya, Lyrics – Ratan Piya, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re
aaj jholi khushi ki bhar laai re
aaj jholi khushi ki bhar laai re
khushi ki bhar laai re
ho aai re

ho oo oo oo oo
holi ko dekh badi machti umangen
ho oo oo oo oo
holi ko dekh badi machti umangen
rangon ko dekhte hi chadti tarangen
rangon ko dekhte hi chadti tarangen
jaise paani mein aag lagaai re
jaise paani mein aag lagaai re
ho aag lagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

laal aur gulaal le ke phirte hain saare
laal aur gulaal le ke phirte hain saare
pheeke bina saajan ji ke saare. . .
pheeke bina saajan ji ke saare
yaad preetam ki mann mein jagaai re
ho mein jagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

bhaye sajaniya mahina rangeela
bhaye sajaniya mahina rangeela
ghere na koi tujhe baanka chhabeela
ghere na koi tujhe baanka chhabeela
kaan(?) bahuton ne tujh pe lagaai re
kaan(?) bahuton ne tujh pe lagaai re
ho tujh pe lagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे
आज झोली खुशी की भर लाई रे
आज झोली खुशी की भर लाई रे
खुशी की भर लाई रे
हो आई रे

हो ओ ओ ओ
होली को देख बड़ी मचती उमंगें
हो ओ ओ ओ
होली को देख बड़ी मचती उमंगें
रंगों को देखते ही चढ़ती तरंगें
रंगों को देखते ही चढ़ती तरंगें
जैसे पानी में आग लगाई रे
जैसे पानी में आग लगाई रे
हो आग लगाई रे
हो आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे

लाल और गुलाल ले के फिरते हैं सारे
लाल और गुलाल ले के फिरते हैं सारे
फीके बिना साऊ जी के हैं सारे॰ ॰ ॰
फीके बिना साऊ जी के हैं सारे
याद प्रीतम की मन में जगाई रे
हो मन में जगाई रे
हो आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे

भए सजनीया महिना रंगीला
भए सजनीया महिना रंगीला
घेरे ना कोई तुझे बांका छबीला
घेरे ना कोई तुझे बांका छबीला
कान(?) बहुतों ने तुझ पे लगाई रे
कान(?) बहुतों ने
हो तुझ पे लगाई रे
हो आई रे

आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे


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Blog Day :

4991 Post No. : 16885

Today (18 march 2022), the blog had two guest posts so far, and both pertained to Holi. That created some confusion in my mind. I was under the impression that Holika dahan is on the night of 18/19 march and Holi is on 19 march 2022. To add to my confusion, I found out that Railway HQ in Southern Railway, Chennai was open today on 18 march 2022. It turns out that I was out of phase by one day from others. It turns out that even Chennai celebrates holiday today. It is only Southern Railway HQ in Chennai that has decided to work on this day. 🙂

When one looks at the festival category (on the right side of the blog), one finds that the blog has as many as 67 Holi related songs. The second most popular festival is Deepaawali (38 songs) and then Rakhi (24 songs). Looking at the nature of the festivals, it is not very difficult to guess why Holi is the most popular festival for Hind movie makers. It gives then a genuine reason to indulge in a song and dance sequence full of box office hit ingredients, viz color, revelry, two genders dancing together and getting wet thanks to coloured water sprinkled on them from pichkaari.

Even in real life, this festival is popular for similar reasons. And it is popular among trouble makers as well.

On this day, trains remain empty. It is so unlike the occasion of Deepaawali when trains run to full capacity and you cannot have berths in trains. I, not averse to act diferent from the masses, had once (nearly four decades ago)travelled by train on the day of Holi from Jamalpur to Patna and then from Patna to Ranchi. On normal days entering the train itself was a tall order. But on that day, I was perhaps the only occupant of those trains.

With 67 Holi songs under the belt of the blog, some people may feel that we have run out of Holi songs to cover. Nothing can be farther from the truth. There are still lots and lots of Holi songs that are not yet covered in the blog. I have already mentioned it earlier that HOli is the most popular festival among movie makers, and so Holi related songs keep appearing in Hindi movies even today. This genre of song is unlikely to go out of fashion in Hindi movies.

Prakashchandra himself has singlehandedly sent me dozens of Holi realted songs. Moreover, I have discovered some more Holi songs on my own. All these supply of Holi songs will last us for many Holi festivals. 🙂

The Holi song that accompanies this post is from “Banjaarin”(1960). This movie was produced and directed by Ratan KUmar for Ratan Produced by Ratan Kumar for Ratan Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Manhar Desai, Kanchan Kamini (Debutant), Lalita Kumari, Sunder, Indira Bansal, Chetan Kumar, Shree Bhagwan, Dalpat (in triple role), T.N.Sinha, Bagla, Murari, Prayag Dutt, Hari, Kapoor, Polson, Master Papoo, Bela, Paro, Laxminarayan, Rehana, Geeta, Meera etc in it.

The movie had 8 songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Banjaarin”(1960). This song is sung by Rafi, Shamshad Begam and chorus. Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pardesi (or Pardeshi).

The song is picturised as a Holi festivity song on Manhar Desai, Kanchan Kamini, Lalita Kumari Sinha, Indira Bansal etc.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a (somewhat belated) happy and safe Holi.

Remarks:- It was pointed out by Mr Partha Chanda, our regular visitor with a keen eyae that the same song was discussed under “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957) on 5 april 2020. On checking up, that indeed turned out to be the case. On further investigation, it turned out that the song was originally intended for “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957), but it could not be accomodated there. Finally this song was included in “Banjaarin”(1960) which had more or less the same starcast as “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(19557) with some changes.

I thank Nahm, our regular contributor, for pointing out this fact. Since this song was composed for “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957) so its lyricist is Bharat Vyas and music director is S N Tripathi, unlike other songs of “Banjaarin”(1960) where Pt Madhur is the lyricist and Pardesi is the music director.

I have now replaced the earlier post of 5 april 2020 containing the same song by another Rafi Shamshad Begam duet and penned by the same lyricist (Bharat Vyas).

(colour video link)

audio link:

Song-Aayi mohan milan ki bela (Banjaarin)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
All chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho ghanan ghanan ghan baajey mridang
ghanan ghanan ghan baajey mridang
rey jhanan jhanan jhanan jhankey kang
baajey rey sang
chhaayaa hai rang
dekho jamuna ke tat pe aey ae
jamuna ke tat pe
bansi ke bat pe
natkhat natwar bansi bajaaye
gori chori chori chori chori gopiyon ko bulaaye
koyi idhar se aaye
koyi udhar se aaye
koyi goree goreee goree goree gori
koyi kaaree kaaree kaaree kaaree kaari
koyi saanwari saanwari chhoree..eee
koyi saanwri saanwri chhoree
ho koyi saanwri saanwari chhoree
ho brij mein sohey raadhaa mohan
jaisey chaand chakori
ke chaand chakori
ke chaand chakoree..ee

aayee mohan milan ki belaa..aa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa

ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa aaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa

koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye manjeerey

koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye manjeerey

raadhaa jee ke pag mein jhanjhar
jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey
jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey
ho jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey

ho o o raadhaa hai naazuk jaisey chameli
mohan hai jaisey belaa

aayi mohan milan ki belaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa

baaj rahee hai gwaalaniyon ki
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
ho
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
ho baaj rahee hai gwaalaniyon ki
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
oopar chamkey chaand poonam ka
neechey naachey brindaavan

neechey naachey brindaavan
ho o
neechey naachey brindaavan
ho o o bansee ke bat pe kaalindi tat pe
laagaa hai kaisaa jhamelaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey mohan bhi naachey
naachey rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa


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

Blog Day : 4991 Post No. : 16884 Movie Count : 4589

Hullo Atuldom

A very very Happy Holi to all the followers of this wonderful blog. May there be lots of ‘rang and umang’ all around.

I have been following this blog for 13 years i.e. from March 2009. The head-over-heels involvement began almost instantly. I see that 66 songs, connected with this colourful festival, have been posted in all these years. I find a few songs showcasing the festival have been posted on ‘non-holi’ days too. So that must indicate that we will not have sufficient songs in coming years to post on festival days. But that is not so.

The film industry has been in existence since 1912/1913, and its romance with the festival of colours may have started almost immediately. (I did my own searching, on our blog, and found a post by Sudhirji where he has mentioned that “the songs of Holi go as far back as 1931.”)

A search on Google for the first song of Holi in Indian films came up with the song from Mehboob Khan’s “Aurat”. That song is on the blog with a post by Sudhirji which I have spoken of in the previous para. In that post he has written, and I quote

“As is inseparable, the festival of Holi and its songs from our lives, so it is also inseparable from the Hindi film screen. It is no wonder that the most celebrated of all the festivals on the Hindi screen is this festival of colors.” He also writes “In fact, many times, the situation of Holi is simply engineered into the storyline. Just so that one more song and dance sequence can be inserted into the screenplay.”

That being the love between the festival of colours and films, we will never run out of songs to post. I don’t remember the last time I wrote out a Holi-Song for the blog, but I recalled a few possible songs for the festival this year. And as is my habit I have tried to combine two occasions with this one post.

18th March would have been the 84th birthday of the smart, cute, gentleman actor Shashi Kapoor -of the charming smile. The DTH channel, that I currently follow, keeps playing interviews of yesteryear heroines like Moushumi Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Zarina Wahab etc. All of them have one thing to say about this actor – “He was very gracious and courteous. Very caring and went out of his way to make the ladies comfortable”. He never had any qualms about acting the second lead and we know of his pairing with Amitabh Bachchan, but he was equally at ease sharing screen space with Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra etc. He may not have been the best of dancers, so what, he moved with a sense of rhythm and never seemed to miss a beat.

Today’s song is from the 1981 release “Ek Aur Ek Gyarah” that was directed by Ashok Roy. It had Neetu Singh, Zarina Wahab, Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Prem Chopra, Om Prakash, P. Jairaj, Bharat Bhushan, Asrani, Master Bhagwan, etc in the cast. Laxmi-Pyare and Majrooh Sultanpuri were responsible for the music and produced by Ram Prasad Sharma. This holi-song is sung by Hemlata, Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. It has all the standard, filmy, elements needed viz. dry and wet colours, bhang, and eve-teasing too towards the end of the song. But we can also see the lady replying sternly to the guy that “joote maaroongi”. If we see the dance closely, at one point we have Shashi Kapoor desperately trying to match Neetu Singh step-for-step and breaking into some choreography of his own. A thing that always catches my attention in holi-songs is however wet the actors get their dresses are dry in the very next instant.

I must say that I have actively participated in the merry-making of Holi and I have never seen anyone go crazy yelling ‘holi hai’. I have never seen people breaking into song and dance about it. Possible that these things happen in Brij bhoomi, and parts of North India. I would like to tour that region during holi, if possible. Also I would like to see the Lath-Maar Holi of Nandgaon and Barsana.

Happy Holi to one and all once again.

Remembering Shashi Kapoor …………

Video

Audio

Song-Gareebon ki holi tarang waali (Ek Aur Ek Gyaarah)(1981) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All chorus
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

he ae ae

he he
he he
he he
he ae
holi re holi maston ki toli
boodhe jawaan sab yaar hamjoli
holi re holi maston ki toli
boodhe jawaan sab yaar hamjoli

gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali
he ae
he ae
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

ho oooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
pichkaari maaro re
gori ke gaalon pe
laali pe chadh jaaye aur laali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitane rang badale ye matwaali

thhodi si kaalakh hai
thhoda sa rang bhi ee
thhodi si kaalakh hai
thhoda sa rang bhi

thhodi mithaai hai
thhodi si bhang bhi

jhoom adhoora
masti poori

laaj kahaan ki
kya majboori

laaj kahaan ki kya majboori
ho ooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
mausam basanti hai
kaahe ko banti hai
mil jaa re hamse o dilwaali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

rangon ki barkha
rageenon ka saath hai
aise mein aa jaaye
baalam toh baat hai ae ae
aise mein aa jaaye
baalam toh baat hai

bheega joban
bheegi saari
aaj toh hai har cheez hamaari

aaj toh hai har cheez hamaari
ho ooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
mausam basanti hai
kaahe ko banti hai
mil ja re hamse o dilwaali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

aa aa aa aa aa a
ho o o ho ho ho

ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho

chhaila ji kya rakha rangon ke thhaal mein
ho ho
ho ho

chhaila ji kya rakha rangon ke thhaal mein
jo rang chaaha wahi mere gaal mein

ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ae ae

dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin

arre rang biranga mukh gori ka
ang bhi hai satranga
rang biranga mukh gori ka
ang bhi hai satranga
arre bhar ke baahon mein kas doon
toh bhool jaaye hudanga
re phir dekh dekh aha ha
haa aa aa
aa chhaila ji main bhi joote ka maaroon aisa dhakka
ho chhaila ji main bhi joote ka maaroon aisa dhakka
nikal jaaoge ticket bina hi
tum seedhe culcutta
re phir dekh dekh aha ha

haa aa aa


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

Blog Day :

4925 Post No. : 16762

Today’s song is from the film with a funny name- Pilpili Saheb-1954.

When I saw this film’s posters in Hyderabad in 1954 , I laughed at the title of the film. I thought that the film had to do something with the yellow colour ! None of my friends knew the meaning of this word. After intense discussion, we decided to go to our Hindi teacher-Mathur sir. He was from Allahabad and was a very jovial person. He treated the students with a lot of humour and gentle talk. So we did not feel any fear or awkwardness to ask him this question. Otherwise, in those days asking such questions to any teacher was a certain invitation to caning !

Mathur Sir explained that Pilpili Saheb means a villager who dons modern western clothes, like Pant, Shirt, Coat, Hat etc. Listening to this reply, I felt an urge to see the film. As such the film had few comedians like Agha, Sunder and Mehmood.

Out of the 9 songs of the film, 4 songs are already on the blog. The first song appeared here on 4-3-2011. It was a duet of Meena Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi. That time Atul ji had called the song a very rare song and rightly so. That was because Meena Mangeshkar had sung very few songs in Hindi films. (She had already become Meena Khadikar after her recent marriage then, in 1953). She sang only 13 songs in 11 films, during a period of 38 years ( 1952 ton 1990). Earlier it was felt that her songs are only 12 in 10 films, but Mahesh Mamdapur has found out one more song of Meena from film Pehli Shadi-1953, with Asha Bhosle and Mohantara Ajinkya (nee Talpade). Thank you, Mahesh ji. Today’s song is a triad with Usha Mangeshkar and a newcomer Shaminder Singh Pal.

Here is a short Bio of singer Shaminder Singh, for the benefit of those who are not aware of this less known singer, who sang in Hindi films between 1954 to 1973.This was written by our Sadanand Kamath ji on 18-9-2012 in one of his posts. Thanks for this.

Shaminder( also known as Bhai Shaminder Singh) born in 1930/31, belonged to a wealthy landlord sikh family in Muktsar Sahib district of Punjab. It is said that the family owned almost half of the village where they stayed. Since his childhood, he was fond of music. He was a fan of Mohammed Rafi and Talat Mehmood whose songs he would listen to on the radio for hours and sing in sync with their songs. He adored Lata Mangeshkar as a Goddess. As he grew up, singing became his hobby and he could sing songs in the style of Rafi and Talat at ease.

As I said earlier, singing a duet song with Lata Mangeshkar was his obsession and to achieve his goal, he left his village for Bombay (Mumbai) some time in 1953 and met Sardul Kwatra, who was an upcoming music director. Sardul found that Shaminder had the quality of a professional playback singer. He felt that there was a man who could sing in a voice which had a blend of Rafi and Talat. So he decided to use him as a playback singer for songs in his Punjabi film ‘Vanjara’ (1954) which was being produced by Sardul’s family. In this film, there was a duet song which he was planning to get Shamshad Begum to sing with Shaminder. However, Shaminder was bent upon singing this song with Lata Mangeshkar. To fulfill his obsession, he offered a carrot to Sardul by way of financing his Punjabi film. This trick worked with Sardul. I had read elsewhere that Sardul Kwatra was a charming person especially among women folks. Probably with his charm, he must have persuaded Lata Mangeshkar to sing a Punjabi song with a newcomer Shaminder. Fortunately for Shaminder, not only this duet song but all songs sungs by him in this film became hits with the masses of Punjab.

Having tasted success, Shaminder was now interested in singing in Hindi films and again his obsession was singing a duet with Lata Mangeshkar. He got the chance to sing with her in the film ‘Pilpili Saheb’ (1954). It is said that he also got a chance to sing with Asha Bhonsle in some other films but I could not locate any such song in YT. In any case, he did get the chance to sing a song with Geeta Dutt in the film ‘Son of Alibaba’ (1954). I find that he sang almost all of his Hindi film songs under the baton of Sardul Kwatra. Later, Mohinder also took him as a playback singer for Punjabi films.

Having fulfilled his obsession to sing with Lata Mangeshkar, he was no longer very much interested in playback singing. In all, he sang only 15 Hindi songs in 8 films, namely Pilpili Saheb-54, Pensioner-54, Tees Maar Khan-55, Son of Alibaba-55, Jalwa-55, Ghar ghar mein diwali-55, Kala Chashma-62 and finally Mera Desh mera Dharam-73. By late 50s/early 60s, he turned to acting in Punjabi and Hindi films. In Punjabi films he mostly acted in lead roles while in Hindi films, he got side roles in a few films like ‘Aas Ka Panchhi’-1961, ‘Anpadh’ -1962, Bank Robbery-1969 and Sultana Daku-1972. He acted mainly in Punjabi films.
He passed away some time in the early 90s.( The article is a little adapted to include his film and song details.)

I had given the storyline of the film Pilpili Saheb-1954, some 11 years ago, as a comment on the film’s second song presented on 3-11-2011. For the benefit of our new readers, here it is…

PILPILI SAHEB(1954) was a Kwatra film production,produced by Malika and N.S.Kwatra,Directed by H.S.Kwatra and Music by Sardul Kwatra. Thus it was an all family affair.
The film cast was full of funsters like Agha,Sunder,Mehmood and a couple of beauties like Shyama,Kuldip kaur,Lalita kumari,Helen,Mumtaz(old),but still it failed at the Box office.

The story and Dialogues were by S.P.Bakshi and S.K.Prabhakar and s/play by Ravi Kapoor.

Pilpili Saheb is an Emotional-Romantic Musical-Comedy-Thriller Family Drama Film crafted with excellence by H.S. Kwatra. The Story revolves around the life of Pilpili Saheb (played by Agha)- A Kind-Hearted man living alone in this world and loves to live by his means and falls in love with Rani (played by Shyama)- A Sweet girl and wants to marry her. He crossed every obstacle and hurdles in front of him and wanted her to love him- without knowing she is married to another man (played by Pran), leading to consequences.

In this film Agha is PILPILI SAHEB.In his villege,he loves Rani(Shyama) for whom he wants to build a Taj Mahal,but first he must win her love to marry her and she should die before him !

To get her he tries everything,leaves the village,rides a Donkey,cleans utensils,becomes a photographer,acts on stage-a clown,a villain,a Hero etc etc.
There is a twist in the tale.Thru a stage artist,it is revealed that Rani is already a married woman and her husband is Pran.
Even his friend Sunder who loves Kuldip Kaur,marries and lives happily.

Indian cine goers have fixed ideas about the end results of a film-like Good wins over Bad,Lovers either unite or die,The Poor wins in the end etc.The end either has to be a Tragedy or a happy ending.

Pilpili Saheb had an utterly strange ending which was seen as cheating by the viewers,instead of getting amused. Therefore,although the film had good music,comedy scenes etc,still it failed miserably at the Box office.

Let us now listen to this rare song of Meena Mangeshkar, with sister Usha Mangeshkar and Shaminder Singh.


Song-Sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya (Pilpili Sahab)(1954) Singers- Shaminder Singh, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar, Lyricist- Shailendra, MD- Sardul Kwatra

Lyrics

dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

galiyon mein nikli hain gokul ki goriyaan
gokul ki goriyaan
gokul ki goriyaan
o o o o o o
haathon mein
haan haan haathon mein pichkaari
nainon mein doriyaan
nainon mein doriyaan
nainon mein doriyaan
o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aankhon mein aao tumhen dil ne bulaaya
jiya lahraaya
phaagun aaya jee
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

ankhiyaan churaa ke yoon bachke na jaao ji
bachke na jaao ji
bachke na jaao ji
o o o o o
rang daalo
haan haan rang daalo hamko
ya aap rang jaao ji
aap rang jaao ji
aap rang jaao ji
o o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aise mein jisne bhi daaman bachaaya
wo pachhtaaya
phaagun aaya jee
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa


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

Blog Day :

4919 Post No. : 16747

C Ramchandra – 40th remembrance day anniversary on 05/01/2022
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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 7
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Rafi sahab sang 80 + songs under C. Ramchandra, starting from 1946 to 1977 beginning with Bachchon ka Khel(1) and Safar(2) in 1946. This is followed by 6 songs in ‘Saajan’(1947), two each in “Khidki’ and ‘Nadiya ke Paar’ in 1948.

Two of the most melodious Solos, which made both Rafi sahab and C. Ramchandra , famous have seen the light of day by this time. ‘These are ‘keh ke bhi na aaye tum, ab chhupne lage taare’ in Safar 1946 and ‘ham ko tumhaara hi aasra tum hamaare ho na ho’ in Saajan 1947. Geeta Dutt, Lalita Deulkar and Shamshad Begum feature in group songs and duets with Rafi in all these films till 1949.

Then there is Duniya 1949 with Suraiyya, where Rafi sahab sings two duets and two solos.

‘Namoona’ 1949 has the first ever Rafi-Lata Duet (tadpa ke mujhe ab chhod diya ) under C. Ramchandra.

There are no more solos for Rafi Sahab, till ‘Insaaniyat’ 1955, where Rafi Sahab is part of 11 songs including 5 solos, out of total 17 songs in the film. The journey continued with films like Lutera 1955, ‘Nausherwan-e-adil’ in 1957, ‘Amar Deep’ in 1958, ‘Paigham’ in 1959 and ‘Sarhad’ in 1960. Here they both take a break from each other, I mean C. Ramchandra and Rafi Sahab, till 1970 where they work together for “Rootha na karo”. Lastly Rafi Sahab sings teams up with C. Ramchandra in 1977 for the film ‘Akbar Saleem Anarkali’ where he sings 3 duets with the south Indian legend P. Susheela.

The association seems inconsistent, with gaps in between, and appears inadequate. But by 1960 Rafi Sahab had made his name as the foremost playback singer and C. Ramchandra’s career was petering out. The fact that C. Ramchandra himself was a singer of repute, could have been one of the reasons for there being so less songs in the 50’s decade. While Rafi sahab was giving block buster musical scores for established and non-established composers through 50’s, C. Ramchandra was also making great music with films like ‘Anarkali’, Shabistaan, Albela, Azaad and Navrang etc.

The song I am presenting in this tribute post on remembrance day for C. Ramchandra is a duet song from the film ‘Saanwariya’ 1949. Lalita Deulekar is the co-singer in this song, which is written by P. L. Santoshi. I have counted 30+ songs written by P. L. Santoshi in the excel sheet of Rafi songs, between 1948 to 1968. With Lalita Deulkar, there are total 8 songs including 2 group songs.

Here is the total no. of songs to the credit of all three, composer, lyricist and co singer and the songs posted in the blog:

Artist Songs in blog Songs in HFM career
C Ramchandra(1942-1978) 556 110 movies(907)
P L Santoshi 212 664
Lalita Dewoolkar 34

The following 6 songs from Sanwariya (1949) are already posted in the blog:

Song Date of post
Preet kiye pachhtaayee re saanwariya 30 september 2012
Duaa dene waalon hamen do duaayen 2 October 2012
Jaani re hum jaani re 22 January 2013
Chale gaye angrez english gaana nahin achcha 5 May 2014
Oonchi neechi hai sadak ghoda jaaye na bhadak 29 July 2016
Bedard zamaane mein dekho…Duniya waalon dil khol hanso 20 December 2017

The present song in 7th out of ten songs in the film. Only audio link is available, but from the lyrics it appears to be a ‘holi’ song. Quite a spirited song with chorus and the chhed-chhad mode, which is usually the case with holi songs.

While writing down the lyrics, I had to take the help of head phones, as this is a very old song, almost 73 years old. The audio quality is sometimes very poor, and this song record is the same. But surprisingly or not so surprisingly, its Rafi sahab’s voice which is crystal clear and stands out as the humanely divine sound, in the portions he sings alone and along-with chorus also. He sounds more amazing in the last stanza ‘kahat kabir……’ part and the inevitable alaap in between.

If anyone present in that recording studio in 1948-49, is still alive today, surely could not have forgotten the sound of the echoing divinity of the singing voice, where it seems as if the primitive microphone in front of Rafi sahab is much too hungry to absorb his powerful voice. Or was the technique for echo in sound recording was in use back then?

I will hold this thought, till I find another amazing rendition by Rafi Sahab.


Song-Zara bach ke ho zara bach ke(Saanwariya)(1949) Singers-Mohammed Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Arra ra ra ra ra ra
Ra ra ra ra ra
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae

Zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Hori ke yaar chale
Bhang pi ke
Chale bhang pi ke
Ho chale bhang pi ke
Teri aankhon ke
Ho teri aankhon ke
Aaj sab rang pheeke
Sab rang pheeke
Ho sab rang pi ke
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Jawaani mein ras ke
Haan ras ke
Haan ras ke
Arey zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Gaaon ka chhoraa
Shehar ki hai chhori
Shehar ki chhori
Hai shehar ki chhori
Gori ke dhun mein jame
Khoob jora jori
jora jori
Ho jame joraa jori
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Jo khaaye raha
gajke
Haan gajke
Haan gajke
O zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Sunne ke a’adi
Hazaar do gaali
hazaar gaali
Do hazaar gaali
Arey chhoren na tum ko
Qasam hai khaali
Qasam khaali
Hai qasam khaali
Kehat kabir rr
Ho oo ooo
Oooooo
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Zara soch samajh ke
Samajh ke
Samajh ke
O zara bach ke
zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae


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