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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 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


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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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4637 Post No. : 16294

“The Right And the wrong”(1970) was written, produced and directed by Harbans (Micky) Kumar for Deluxe Films Corporation. It was the first Carribean (West Indian) colour movie, produced in Trinidad and Tobago, a country with large population of Indian origin emigrants who left India and settled in that as well as neighbouring countries (such as Guyana, Suriname etc) a few centuries ago. Many West Indian Cricketers with Indian sounding names are descendents of those Indian origin people. Names like Sonny Ramadhin, Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kalicharan, Shivnaraine Chanderpal, Ravi Rampal, Darren Ganga, Ramnaresh Sarwan are familiar to cricket lovers.

“The Right And the wrong”(1970) had Ralph Maharaj, Angela Seukaran, Elain Le Gare, Frant Raiter,Francis ashlby, Gloria Kim david, Holly Betaudier, Jasse mcdonald,Mark mathews, Rasheed Pier khan, Susan Hawkins, Tony Maharaj,Yusuf Ali etc in it.

This movie was set in the era hen these emigrants from India were used by white people as contract labours. The movie was in English but it had two Hindi songs in it. Some Hindi movie names were roped in to create these songs.

One such song is already represented in the blog. This song is sung by Mukesh ! This song (and for that matter the movie itself) was a big hit among Indian origin people of West Indies. If one is not aware, one would consider that song as from an Indian movie. This song, O mere hamraahi kyun tera man ghabraaye was discussed in the blog on 2 January 2009, more than 12 years ago !

It turns out that the second Hindi song from this movie was a Holi festival song ! Today (29 march 2021) is the festival of Holi. These are unusual days for India and the world, when extreme caution is advisable while celebrating festivals. On this occasion, here is this “unusual” Holi song from an English language Carribean movie.

If the earlier song was sung by Mukesh, then this song is sung by Manna Dey. The song also has male and female chorus. Thakur Chhabra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vedpal Verma.

Lyrics of this song and other details ere sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe Holi.

Audio link:

Video link:

Song-Rang holi ka niraala (The right and the wrong)(1970) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Thakur Chhabra, MD-Vedpal Verma
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaaa…aaan…aaan…aaan…aaa
aaaan..aaa..aaaa..aaa..aaa.aa

aaa..aaa…aaa…..aaaa
haaaa…aaa….aaa…aaaa…aaa..aaa…aa

hoyye rang holi ka niraalaa
na koyi gora na koyi kaalaa
hamein ek kar daalaa
is rang ne ae
rang daalaa hamein apne hi rang mein hoyye ae ae
o rang holi ka niraalaa
na koyi gora na koyi kaalaa
hamein ek kar daalaa
is rang ne ae
rang daalaa
hoyye hoyye

jaat paat aur bhed bhaav ke ae ae
is ne bandhan todey ae ae
ho o o o ho o ho o o is ne bandhan todey
haayye ae
jhoom jhoom sab naach rahey hain aen aen
mann se mann ko jodey ae
ho o ho o o o mann se man ko jodey
jhoom jhoom sab naach rahey hain
mann se man ko jodey

haayye chhotey badey ko milaayaa
bhed bhaav ko mitaayaa
rang daalaa hamein apne hi rang mein aen

o ho oo oho o o o
ho o o ho o o ho o o ho
ho o oo ooo ho oo
ho o o ho o o oho oo ho oo oo hho hho o ho
rang rangeela phagun aayaa
masti hai ang ang mein aen aen aen aen
bhar pichkaari phaguaa kheley
nar naari sang sang mein
haayye dholak baajey dhamaakk dhamm dhamm
hho gori naachey chhamaakk chhamm chhamm
chhedi pyaar ki aisi sargam
is rang ne ae ae
rang daalaa hamein apne hi rang mein aen
o rang holi ka niraalaa na koyi


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4637 Post No. : 16292

Today, March 29th 2021, we are celebrating Holi, the festival of joy and merry-making albeit in a subdued manner due to COVID-19 guidelines, banning public and private celebrations of Holi.

During Holi, the most popular genre of Hindustani semi-classical music is Hori which, in Brajbhasha means ‘happiness’. (I understand that in Brajbhasha region, people pronounce holi as ‘hori’). The ‘hori’ songs are written mostly in Brajbhasha or Awadhi. Obviously, hori singing is popular in Uttar Pradesh and a part of Bihar. The joy and merry-making mood come in the background of the expectation of a good Rabi harvest. The blooming of flowers in the spring season (Phagun) and the mustard fields with yellow flowers create a colourful atmosphere in North India. The mood of the rejoice among the farmers and villagers create the spirit behind the Holi celebration which has, over a period of time, percolated all over the country.

The tradition of playing with colours during Holi is linked to Radha-Krishna Leela (divine play) especially in Brajbhasha region of Uttar Pradesh. Hori singing reflects Krishna’s revelries and playing pranks with Radha. Hori is generally rendered in Thumri style and conventionally, the song will have a mukhda and an antara. One of the various names of Krishna such as Shyam, Kaanha, Nandlala, Banwari, Baanke-Bihari etc would appear either in mukhda or antara part of the hori song.

In the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh and the Mithila region of Bihar and Jharkhand (also some part of Nepal), hori singing also centres around Lord Ram. The earliest recorded hori song which I have come across is ‘Jamuna tath Ram khelen hori’ by Janaki Bai of Allahabad (Chappan Churi), recorded in 1910 which is a ‘Ram Hori’ song. Pandit Chunnilal Mishra has rendered even ‘Shiv Ki Hori’.

The traditional hori songs are based on the folk singing of the particular region and are thus embedded with the rural atmosphere. I guess, over the years, the folk songs rendered during the holi festival became so popular that some of the Hindustani classical vocalists adapted the traditional hori songs in their concerts, rendering mostly in the form of Thumris. On the video sharing platforms, some of the hori thumris rendered by Ustad Faiyyaz Khan, Kesarbai Kerkar, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Kumar Gandharv, Begum Akhtar, Shobha Gurtu, Girija Devi, Siddheswari Devi etc are available.

The popularity of hori songs attracted Hindi films when talkies came in 1931. The hori songs in Hindi films have now been adopted as holi festival songs, written and sung in typical Bollywood style. There are hundreds of holi songs picturised in Hindi films. As of now, we have on our Blog as many as 62 songs tagged as ‘Holi Songs’. On the basis of the movie-wise listing of the songs available on-line, the credit for the first traditional hori song used in Hindi film was ‘mope daar gayo saari rang ki gagar’ in ‘Ghar Ki Laxmi’ (1931). Probably, in the film, this song may have been rendered by Rampyari, the then famous singer-actor-dancer whose name I found in the star-cast. Unfortunately, neither the film nor the gramophone records of the songs from this film are available. It may be noted that in the early years of talkies, many film songs were not released on the gramophone records.

Luckily, I got a rare mp3 clip of the traditional hori song with the same mukhda as in ‘Ghar Ki Laxmi’ (1931) in the film ‘Comrades’ (1939) which I am presenting on the occasion of the Holi festival. The song is rendered by Wahidan Bai, the mother of Nimmi. The lyrics are traditional but it has been attributed to Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri. Probably, he may have changed a few words. For example, in my view, the line ‘kaisa dhokha diya’ seems to have been added in the traditional lyrics as these are in pure Hindi. The song is set to music by Anil Biswas.

The song is a typical hori thumri having a mukhda and an antara with the name of Krishna appearing as ‘Shyam’ in the antara. Being trained in Hindustani classical singing, Wahidan Bai has tendered this hori thumri with elaborations and ornamentations. It is worthwbhile to note that as to how elaborately she has rendered the line ‘bin rang daare jaane na doongi’ with ornamentations. The ‘murki’ element in the song while singing jaa….ne na doongi..ee, jaa…..ne na doongi..eeeee is my favourite.

This song becomes the earliest ‘holi song’ from Hindi films to be covered in the Blog though are a few more ‘holi songs’ pertaining to the Hindi films were released prior to 1939.

Audio Clip:

Song- Mo pe daar gaye saari rang ki gagar (Comrades)(1939) Singer-Wahidan Bai, Lyrics-Safdar Aah Sitapuri, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

aaaaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaaaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaa
aaa

mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
kaisa dhokha diya aa aa aa
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
main to bhool se dekhan laagi udhar
main to bhool se dekhan laagi udhar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
main to bhool se dekhan laagi udhar
main to bhool se dekhan laagi udhar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar

bin rang daare jaane na doongi
bin rang daare…ae
jaa….ne na doongi..ee
jaa…..ne na doongi..eeeee
haa…n
jaane na doo…ngi
bin rang daare jaane na doongi
bin rang daare jaane na doongi
Shyam kaho ab jaat kidhar
Shyam kaho ab jaat kidhar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
kaisa dhokha diya aa aa aa
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar
mope daar gaye saari rang ki gagar


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4305 Post No. : 15574 Movie Count :

4288

WHAAATTT!!! is my first reaction. I am shattered by the flash news.
God can’t be so heartless.

The tributes are flowing in the various news channels.

Amitabh has twittered: He is gone…! Rishi Kapoor…. Gone…just passed away! .. I am destroyed!

Juhi has said: I am shocked beyond words.

Shakti Kapoor is saying: I can’t digest that he is not there. This shouldn’t have happened (is what is Shakti has been telling).

These were the first reactions. In his telephonic talk with the news channels Shakti Kapoor was telling that he looked fine and on the road to be being ‘fit and fine’ when he last met him before the lock-down. But of course it is a known fact the big C is a deceiver. I have gone through the feeling that Shakti was talking of.

Rishi “Chintu” Kapoor has left us in shock. We are yet to come out of the shock that Irfan Khan pushed us into. Both great performers. We don’t know who we should send condolences to in this hour of grief – their families, best friends, colleagues or we his fans.

I began this post as soon as I saw the news item. Now it is four in the afternoon.

Then I let myself cool down, very difficult. There are too many thoughts running through the head. He was very cute as the tiny boy walking in the rain with his siblings. He was a National award winner for his role in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) and best actor award for his debut in adults roles in ‘Bobby’ (1973).

I don’t know how to pay a tribute to my favourite actor/s Irfan and Chintu. So I tried to look for movies where the two have acted together – cannot be possible that these two have not done a movie together, considering that Rishi was very active playing so many diverse characters in recent years. I remembered a movie which I have seen on TV a few years back where Chintu played a character inspired by Dawood Ibrahim and Irfan played Wali Khan an Indian intelligence operative whose mission was to keep an eye on the activities of the don and his gang. I vaguely remember that the movie had a long climax where Wali (Irfan Khan) and Arjun Rampal (also playing an Indian intelligence operative) stage the exchange of the captured don, bring him into Indian territory, and shoot the don when the don mocks the Indian judicial system etc. and how he will be back into his underworld activities. One thing that stayed with me after the movie was both the don’s character and Wali have a bloody end. But the movie itself was a gripping tale.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were the music directors and Niranjan Iyengar the lyricist. The qawwali as picturized in the film gives us a look of almost the entire star cast headed by Rishi Kapoor alongwith Irfan Khan, Shruti Hassan, Arjun Rampal, Huma Qureshi, Shriswara, Nassar, KK Raina etc. Rishi Kapoor looked deadly in that getup.
[Note: A second longer version of the song is also available, but apparently it is the longer audio version that has been quiet randomly overlaid with video clips from the film. The editing and lip syncing is jarring, but it gives one extra antraa of the song.]

And now he is not there. Even when we know that everyone has to go one day we don’t want people we like to go. But then that is the way of life and as I always say and what my mother believed in “Kal Kya Hoga Kis Ko Pata. . .”.

Thinking of two super actors, from different genres and eras May their soul be at peace now, at least they are eased of their pain

 

Song as Picturized

Remix – Longer Audio Version Overlaid with Video Clips

Song – Mera Murshid Khele Hori  (D Day) (2013) Singer – Munnawar Masoom, Javed Ali, Shankar Mahadevan, Gaurav Gupta, Rajiv Sundaresan, Mani Mahadevan, Raman Mahadevan, Lyrics – Niranjan Iyengar, MD -Shankar Ehsan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics 

Based on the Picturized Version

ho oo oo
saawa te suha rang sab ke naseeb da
ho oo oo oo oo
saawa te suha rang naseeb da
khele dukh sukh aankh micholi
ho oo oo
khele dukh sukh aankh micho..oli

jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu
jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu
ho oo oo
saawa te suha rang sab ke naseeb da
khele dukh sukh aankh micholi
mera murshid khele hori
mera murshid khele hori

[dialogue]

yaara rang hai uska nyaa..aara
mera murshid khele hori
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
rang de sab sansaa..aa..aara
mera murshid khele hori
mera murshid khele hori

[dialogue]

pyala chhidke apne karam ka
pyala chhidke apne karam ka
rang de sab sansara
ho oo oo
ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai. . .

[dialogue]

ho oo oo oo oo
uski rangat meri aadat
uski chaahat ek ibaadat
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaaaa
uski rangat
meri aadat hai
uski chaahat
ek ibaadat hai
uske hone se
sab salaamat hai
uski nazron se sab ki barkat hai
sabki..ee..ee..ee barkat hai
naache naseeba taar pe jiske
haath hai jiske do..o..ori
mera murshid khele hori
ho pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
pyala chhidke apne karam ka
rang de sab sansaara
ho oo oo

[chanting – “Allah Ho Akbar”]

ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
rang hai nyaara
ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara

[chanting – “Allah Ho Akbar”]

Additional Antraaa from the Longer Audio Version

uske reham se sab kuchh rangiya
rangeya..aa..aa
uski nemat se jag sajiya
ga ma pa ni sa
ni pa
ma re
kahin kaanton pe
phool bikhraaye
kahin ashqon ke
beech muskaaye
kahin kaanton pe
phool bikhraaye
kahin ashqon ke
beech muskaaye
kahin palkon pe
khwaab sajaaye
kahin raaton se
neend udaaye
kahin baadal
kahin barkha
kahin vakhra
kahi sarkha
roop se roop pe na ja uske
shabad anek hai
ek hai boli
mera murshid khele ho..o..ori
mera murshid khele ho..o..ori
yaara rang hai uska nyaara..aa
mera murshid khele ho..o..ori

jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu
jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaaaa

jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu
jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu

ho oo oo
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka..aa
rang de sab sansa..aa..aara
mera
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
rang de sab sansaara
ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara

jee mein tu..u..u
(jee mein tu..u..u)
jaan mein tu..u..u
(jaan mein tu..u..u)
mere saare jahaa..aan mein tu
(jee mein jaan mein saare jahaa..aan mein tu)
jee mein tu..u..u
(jee mein tu..u..u)
jaan mein tu..u..u
(jaan mein tu..u..u)
mere saare jahaa..aan mein tu


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Blog Day : 4253 Post No. : 15473

“Khota Paisa”(1958) was produced and directed by M Sadiq. The movie had Johny Walker and Shyama in lead roles. Others in the movie included Veena, Jeewan, S N Banerjee, Dhumal, Ansari, Amir Bano, Indira Bansal, Rajan Haksar, Sagar, Munshi Munakka, Keshav Rana, Kathana, Cuckoo, Soofi, Balaram, Suresh Kumar, Jeewan Kala etc.

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

Today ( 10 march 2020) is Holi, the festival of colours. On this occasion, here is a Holi song from “Khota Paisa”(1958).

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

The song is picturised on Dhumal, Jeevan, Shyama, Johny Walkar, Cuckoo, Amir Bano etc.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to greet everyone on this festive occasion. Please enjoy this festival in a safe and responsible way.


Song-Nainon mein rang ho dil mein umang ho (Khota Paisa)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

araaraaraaara/sararara raa saraa rara
holi hai ae
holi hai holi sakhi holi hai holi
holi hai holi sakhi holi hai holi

nainon mein rang ho
dil mein umang ho
sainyyan bhi sang ho to holi hai holi
holi hai holi sakhi holi hai holi
nainon mein rang ho
dil mein umang ho
saiyyan bhi sang ho to holi hai holi

ambar gulaal udey
resham se baal udey
lehraake gaalon pe chhaaye ae ae
lehraake gaalon pe chhaaye sakhi ri
lehraake gaalon pe chhaaye

ho o bheegi chunariya pe
teekhi nazariya jo
phisley to hum sharmaaye ae
jo phisley to hum sharmaaye
dil mein na zor ho
seene mein shor ho
saath chitchor ho to holi hai holi
nainon mein rang ho
dil mein umang ho
saiyyan bhi sang ho to holi hai holi

haa aaa aaaa aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaaa
nainon ke baan chalein
duniya ke dil bhi jaley
aati hai kab roz holi..eee
aati hai kab roz holi sakhi ri
aati hai kab roz holi

ho o nikley sawaari ye
ghar se hamaari
udhar se sajanwa ki toli ee
udhar se sajanwa ki toli
bajti mridang ho
rangon ki jung ho
bheega bheega ang ho to holi hai holi
nainon mein rang ho
dil mein umang ho
saiyyan bhi sang ho to holi hai holi

aaa aaa aaaaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa

aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa

aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa


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 : 3898 Post No. : 14946

Little earlier in the day, Atul ji mentioned about the timing of posting of Holi songs, and I quote,

Different festivals remain topical for different duration of time. If we do not post a write up within this time then the post loses its relevance. In case of Holi, it is the first half of the day mostly when people are mostly in festive mood, though it spills over to the afternoon as well.

As I am rushing to complete this post, it is already around 6 pm. Yes, the festivities for the day have been over for some time. Mostly the people have cleaned up and many would have had their afternoon siestas too. Maybe the only remaining sign of the festivities from earlier part of the day are the splashes of colored water on walls and floors, which most people would address tomorrow morning. Ah yes, another lingering evidence of the celebration could be some people still in the hangover of the bhaang, maybe still sleeping it off, or if awake, not yet back from the cuckoo land. 🙂

This post is coming somewhat late in the day, but the attempt is cover an important aspect of the celebrations of today. The festival of Holi, for ages now, has been intimately associated with the story of Lord Krishna. And so, the celebration somehow does not seem to be complete without having one song about Holi in Biraj, or Brij, the native place where the child Krishna grew up. There abound many a legends and folk songs that tell of the Holi celebrations when Krishna was in Brij. And the same has also been carried over into the Hindi films. Many a songs of Holi in Hindi films revolve around the stories and pastimes of Krishna.

I present this lovely Holi song from the 1970 film ‘Mastaana’. The lyrics for this song have been sent in by dear Prakash ji.

Produced under the banner of Suchitra and directed by A Subbarao, the cast of actors in this film is Mehmood, Padmini, Vinod Khanna, Bharti, Rehman, Bobby, Shyama, Ramesh Dev, Manorama, Mukri, Leela Mishra, Kamal Kapoor, Shivraj, Paro, Narbada Shankar, Mumtaz Begum, Raj Kishore, Jankidas, Ravikant, Prabhat Kumar, Habeeb, and Guddi.

The song is written by Anand Bakshi and the music composition is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. We have three singing voices in this song – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle and Mukesh. Interestingly, Asha ji’s voice is used as playback for three artists on screen – Padmini, the child actor Bobby who plays the role of child Krishna in this song, and Bharati. Rafi Sb’s voice is used for playback for Mehmood and Mukesh’s voice for Vinod Khanna. Another dear song that I was not aware that it has not yet been posted here.

Interesting part of the song – it uses four different folk dance forms. Initially it is the typical filmi style choreography that is used. Then later in the song, we see the four flavors, and the language of the chorus also gets modified accordingly. First we have the typical Brij rendition and folk dance. Then we have the Punjabi bhangra and Punjabi words in the chorus. This is followed by Gujarati dandia raas, with Gujarati words in the chorus. And then we have the Maharashtra folk dance steps, and Marathi words in the chorus. Very interestingly done. 🙂

Greetings for the festival yet once more before the day is out. Well, it is still daytime in other parts of the world. Khyati Ben is probably just in the process of waking up, and for her, the planning and cooking and the celebration is still to happen. 🙂  Krishna makes his appearance for the festivities and we all wish everyone, a very happy and colorful ambiance of this festival to last and continue through to the next year. And then, we shall have more songs to post. 🙂

Happy Holi.

Audio

Video

Song – Nand Laala. . . Holi Khelen Biraj Mein Dhoom Machi Hai  (Mastaana) (1970) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Mukesh, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hoyye
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

heyye
sa ra rara rara rara rara rara
sar se paaon tak bheej gayi brij baala
ara rara rara rara
beech dagar mein
raadhaa ko rang daala
daala
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

ho sa ra rara rara rara rara rara
goraa mukh
neelaa peelaa kar daalaa
ara rara rara rara
bhaago daudo
aayaa murli waala
laala
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala

gagari phodoonga
main na chhodoonga
gagari phodoonga
o main na chhodoonga
tu aagey daudegi
main peechhe daudoongaa..aa
gagari phodoonga
main na chhodoonga
tu gokul ki ek gujariyaa
main mathura ka gwaalaa
tera mukhda kyon goraa
jab mera mukdaa kaalaa
kaalaa
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala

holi khelenge
jhaanjhar waali se
holi khelenge
jhaanjhar waali se
o hum kya darte hain
kisi ki gaali se..ae
holi khelenge
jhaanjhar waali se
haayye rey barjori
peechhe pad gaya ye matwaalaa
tooti meri kaanch ki choodi
gir gaya kaan ka baala
baala
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala

sa ra rara rara rara raa. . .

holi
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi
holi nandlaala

aa ho
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj wich dhoom machhi
aa ho
nandlaala

bhaa lo
nandlaala
holi ramey
biraj maa dhoom machhi
ke bhaalo
nandlaala

aa laa
nandlaala
holi kheru
brij nu raas ho la
aa laa
nandlaala

hoo ooo
ooo ooo ooo oooooo oo

rangey ik rang mein
o apne begaane
ho rangey ik rang mein
o apne begaane
to kaise phir koi
kisi ko pehchaane..e..e
rangey ik rang mein
ho apne begaane
saamne jo bhi aaya
hum ne kuchh na dekha bhaala
dusman ke bhi galey mein hum ne
daal di prem ki maala
maala

nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

ik maati ke hum putle
(nandlaala. . .  holi khele)
ye kehta hai mastaana
(biraj mein dhoom machhi hai)
bhed bhaav jo mann mein rakhe
(nandlaala. . .  holi khele)
wo paagal deewaana
(biraj mein dhoom machhi hai)

nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

———————————————————-
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————-

होये॰ ॰ ॰
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

हेय॰ ॰ ॰
स र रर रर रर रर रर
सर से पाँव तक भीज गई ब्रिजबाला
आरा रारा रारा रारा
बीच डगर में
राधा को रंग डाला
डाला
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

हो स र रर रर रर रर रर
गोरा मुख
नीला पीला कर डाला
आरा रारा रारा रारा
भागो दौड़ो
आया मुरली वाला
लाला
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

गगरी फोड़ूंगा
मैं ना छोड़ूंगा
गगरी फोड़ूंगा
ओ मैं ना छोड़ूंगा
तू आगे दौड़ेगी
मैं पीछे दौड़ूंगा
गगरी फोड़ूंगा
मैं ना छोड़ूंगा
तू गोकुल की एक गुजरिया
मैं मथुरा का ग्वाला
तेरा मुखड़ा क्यों गोरा
जब मेरा मुखड़ा काला
काला
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

होली खेलेंगे
झांझरवाली से
होली खेलेंगे
झांझरवाली से
ओ हम क्या डरते हैं
किसी की गाली से
होली खेलेंगे
झांझरवाली से
हाये रे बरजोरी
पीछे पड़ गया ये मतवाला
टूटी मेरी काँच की चूड़ी
गिर गया कान का बाला
बाला
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
नंदलाला

स र रर रर रर रर रर

होली
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
होली नंदलाला

आ हो
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज विच धूम मची
आ हो
नंदलाला

भालो नंदलाला
होली रमे
बिरज मा धूम मची
के भालो नंदलाला

आला नंदलाला
होली खेरू
बिरज नू रास हो ला
आला नंदलाला

होss ओss
ओss ओss ओss ओsssss ओs

रंगे इक रंग में
ओ अपने बेगाने
हो रंगे इक रंग में
ओ अपने बेगाने
तो कैसे फिर कोई
किसी को पहचाने॰॰ए॰॰ए
हो रंगे इक रंग में
अपने बेगाने
सामने जो भी आया
हमने कुछ ना देखा भाला
दुसमन के भी गले में हमने
दाल दी प्रेम की माला
माला

नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

इक माटी के हम पुतले
(नंदलाला॰ ॰ ॰ होली खेले)
ये कहता है मस्ताना
(बिरज में धूम मची है)
भेद भाव जो मन में रखे
(नंदलाला॰ ॰ ॰ होली खेले)
वो पागल दीवाना
(बिरज में धूम मची है)

नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है


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