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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 : 3901 Post No. : 14952

This song is from Master Bhagwan’s film ‘Damaad’ (1951).

This is the film which inspired Bhagwan to write a comedy social musical film story for his evergreen film Albela. In the decade of 1940’s, Bhagwan had specialised in low budget C grade action and stunt films. Usually his films would be completed in Rs. 60 to 70 thousand rupees only. He used to churn out films after films with the same set of actors with almost the same story in all his films. The audience of Master Bhagwan’s films came to the theatre to see his antics and comedy, coupled with action scenes of fighting and incredible stunts.

Usually Bhagwan never played the hero’s role in his own films. The hero in his films would necessarily be Baburao Pehelwan and Bhagwan used to be his side kick. Both had their love interests – usually the heroine for Baburao and her friend or maid for Bhagwan. Like Baburao and Bhagwan, even the lady actors were fixed. He had a set of such actresses like Shanta Patel, Chanchal, Leela Gupte, Vitha Lokare, Usha Shukla etc. They used to be in his films by turns. Actor Azim Bhai (who later became the famous Fight Master in Hindi films) was usually the good natured but timid employer of these two. Their job was to protect the Seth ji from goons, fight with them and finally win the girls in the end. Film after film the same story was used with slight changes here and there. The audience was least bothered about the story or the histrionics etc. They came for the dialogues, the fights and stunts.

Very few people know that both Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar were his great fans. When Bhagwan fell on bad times and shifted to a 2-room tenement in a chawl in Dadar, Dilip Kumar, while going for his daily shootings, used to stop at the chawl, honk till Bhagwan appeared in the gallery and waved to him, and then he proceeded to his work.

It was Raj Kapoor, who used to see his shootings in Jagriti studio, very near to RK studio. He once suggested to him to try making a social film. Incidentally, his good friend C Ramchandra (Anna for Bhagwan) also pressed him to dare making a social film. CR even promised him to give music to his social film in his popular name C Ramchandra (he gave music to Bhagwan’s films in the name of ‘Annasaheb ‘ till then). Bhagwan started thinking seriously on this issue. At that very time he got an offer to work in a social comedy film, to be produced by Beema Films of MT Mudnani and directed by Brij Rani. Since this was a social film Bhagwan wanted to give it a try. He wanted to assess the feasibility of making his own social film.

The film was ‘Damaad’ (1951). The story was simple. A simpleton is made a ‘ghar jamai’ (resident son-in-law) and has a miserable life. Incidentally, he becomes a successful singer. The film was absolutely an ordinary one. Being a director himself, Bhagwan understood the potential of the story to become a hit film. In addition the offer of C Ramchandra’s music was also inviting him. The film ‘Damaad’ came and went without making any ripples. Neither the producer made any more films, nor the director got any other film. The cast and the 3 MDs employed were also C grade anyway.

Taking inspiration from film ‘Damaad’, Bhagwan started writing the story of ‘Albela’ . For this film, he needed a cast other than his usual C grade film cast. Other actors were booked but no reputed heroine was ready to work in his film. Those days, Bhagwan’s name was only associated with C grade action stunt films. Then one day he approached Geeta Bali. She agreed – a bit reluctantly – to listen to his story. After listening to the story, Geeta Bali realized the potential of a hit film and said yes.

The shooting of ‘Albela’ started but Bhagwan kept it a secret. After few weeks of shooting, he invited Anna (CR) to come to see the shooting, without telling him anything. Anna went to Jagriti studios to see the shooting. After some shots were taken, he asked, ‘Bhagwan, this is your film, but where are the fights?”. Bhagwan smiled and said,”Anna, there are no fights. This is a social film I am making which you wanted me to do. Now it is your turn to stand by what you had promised to give your best music”. Sure enough C Ramachandra gave immortal music to film ‘Albela’ and the rest is history as they say.

Bhagwan’s planning for ‘Albela’ was so perfect that he got the Censor Certificate on 13-12-1951 and the film was released on next day i.e. on 14-12-1951 at Imperial Talkies in Bombay. Within 3-4 days, the film became houseful in every show. It was so successful that it overshot the combined collection of first week opening of BR Chopra’s ‘Afsaana’, Raj Kapoor’s ‘Awaara’, Dev Anand’s ‘Baazi’, AVM’s ‘Bahaar’ and Nitin Bose’s ‘Deedaar’, all released in 1951 only!

The tremendous success of ‘Albela’ made the financiers, producers and directors to line up Bhagwan’s doorstep with project proposals. The success of ‘Albela’ had also gone to the head of Bhagwan dada. He did not realize or acknowledge the contribution of Geeta Bali and C Ramchandra’s music to its success. He thought that it was due to him and he went on signing film after films in that period. As his new films started failing, the incomplete films were abandoned and ‘Albela’ became his swan song. The downward slide of his career and popularity started right after this film, although some more films like ‘Bhagam Bhag’ (1956) etc were hits-again due to music and Kishore Kumar.

Anyway the producer NT Madnaney never ever tried to produce any more films after ‘Daamad’, which was not at all successful at the box office.
The screenplay and direction was by Brij Rani. There were 3 composers, Shamoo who had given music to ‘ Yeh hai zindagi-48’ and ‘Begunah’ (1949) with Haribhai. Indravadan Bhatt had given music to 10 films in the late 40s. Ram Panjwani had been an actor in Berozgaar-36 and Chhotisi duniya-39, a singer in Damad-51 and Maa ka pyar-49, an MD for Magroor-50 and Damad-51 and also a Lyricist for one song in film Teen Batti chaar Rasta-53

The story was more or less same as ‘Albela’ – a good for nothing fellow sings well and makes a fortune – that is the one line story of this film.

Chamak (Bhagwan) is too simple a person, who is a teacher in a school, where even his students make fun of him. He gets married to a rich man’s daughter-Geeta (Krishna Kumari). Chamak loses his job and his father-in-law takes him to his house in a bigger town. Chamak is impressed with all the wealthy living and eats like a hog and sleeps like a dog every day. Honored initially as the son-in-law of the house, slowly he is despised, insulted and treated shabbily by in laws for doing nothing.

One day when Chamak is singing alone, the manager of the local theatre hears him, gets impressed and offers him job of a singer. Chamak accepts it and in no time becomes a famous singer and tours all over India. Seeing that he is famous, his in laws start pampering him. Now Chamak has become clever. He teaches a lesson to his in laws and finally they realize their folly and all is well that ends well.

The cast of the film was Bhagwan, Krishna Kumari, Yashodhara Katju, Protima Devi, Cuckoo, Habib, Kathana, Ishu Jahagirdar etc. etc. The story and screenplay was by director Brijrani.

Brij Rani was born in 1921 at Shikarpur, Sindh province, in a well to do business family. She studied up to Matriculation and also qualified as a Middle School Teacher. However, she opted to join films as an actress. Her first film was Jeewan Jyoti-37, doing an un credited small role to get the feel, followed by Calcutta after Midnight-37, Aurat-40, Wayda-40, Ulti Ganga-42, Daughters of the Jungle-43, Bhagta Bhoot-43, Circus Girl-43 and Lal Haveli-44.

She was getting roles only in stunt films and C grade films. Being from a business community, she started her own company- Bharat productions and herself made stunt films.

Meanwhile she continued acting in films like Lal Haveli-44 and acted and directed film Circus King-46 and film Sajni-47. Then there was a gap. probably she looked after her family. In 1951, she directed film Daamaad-51.

As far as Yashodhara Katju is concerned, there is a bizarre story behind her entry into films. Earlier there was a Kashmiri girl working in Hindi films,in the late 30s. Her name was Shyama Zutshi. Actor Chandramohan too was a Kashmiri Bramhin and held the view that Kashmiri Bramhin girls should not work in films as it is below their dignity. He strongly opposed Shyama’s work in the films and put lot of pressure on her to quit films. Fed up of his pestering and also afraid of his anger, Shyama left films. Her last film was Khooni Jadugar-1939.

However, soon after this, yet another girl who too was a Kashmiri Bramhin came into films from 1941. Chandramohan tried all his pressure tactics and tried to force her out of the films, but this girl was different. She was tough and did not fear him or yield to his intimidations. She continued to work in films unabated. Chandramohan died in 1949, but this girl worked in films from 1941 to 1974. She worked in 86 films and earned quite a name.

Her name was Yashodhara Katju ( 15-4-1928 to 1974 ). She was the niece of Pt. Nehru, but never ever used her highly placed relations to get work. Her father K L Katju was U.P.’s well known politician and also a senior bureaucrat. They were from Lahore, where Yashodhara had studied upto Senior Cambridge and also dancing. She was a leading comedienne in the early 50s and had formed a pair with Gope for some films. She married a Navy officer and spent her retired life as a housewife, away from filmdom.

Today’s song is actually in 2 parts, but it is combined in one video. The singers are Sulochana kadam(for Yashodhara katju), Ram Panjwani (for Bhagwan), Ishu Jahagirdar (for Dhobi), and Shrimati Vishnilal ( for elderly lady). VISHNI LAL was born in Hyderabad( Sindh) in 1926. She came to Bombay in 1943 to sing in films. Ram Daryani recommended her to Khemchand Prakash and he gave a break to her in film Chiragh-43. She sang in very few films like Qurbani-43,Anjuman-48 Mitti ke khilaune-48,Maghroor-50,Daamaad-51,Chhoti Duniya-53 etc.

Her family shifted to Bombay in 1947, after Partition. She was married to a businessman Mansukhani. She then settled in Dubai, with her family.

Let us now enjoy the song video.


Song – Dhobiya Re Dhobiya Re Tera Chhora (Daamaad) (1951) Singers – Sulochana Kadam, Ram Panjwani, Shrimati Vishnilal, Ishu Jahagirdar, Lyrics – Bahaar Ajmeri, MD – Indravadan Bhatt
Sulochana Kadam + Ram Panjwani
Chorus

Lyrics

oo oo oo
dhobia

dhohia re dhobia re tera chhora
ho tera chhora
beech bajaria chhed kare mosey
beech bajaria chhede
dhohia re dhobia re tera chhora
ho tera chhora

main na chhedoon
main na chhedoon is ko dada
jhooth kahe ye tosey
ram kasam. . .
ram kasam iljaam dhare hai
bair karey ye mosey
ram kasam iljaam dhare hai
bair karey ye mosey

hmmm mmmmm

tu chhori re chhori re chhori chhori re
bada sareef hai mera chhora
bada sareef hai mera chhora
oo oo chhori
chhori jhooth kyon boley
o chhori jhooth kyon boley
sundar dekh ke morey lallan ko
kyon tera manwa doley
ho chhori
kyon tera manwa doley

oo oo
oo oo oo oo oo
o dhobia
sunder hai tera chhora to
main bhi naar albeli
sunder hai tera chhora to
main bhi naar albeli
roop dekh sharmaaye jaaye re
dhobia
roop dekh sharmaaye jaaye re
bagia mein haaye chameli
bagia mein haaye chameli
bada theed hai
bada theed hai. . .
o tera chhora
bada theed hai
bada theed hai. . .
o tera chhora
beech bajariya ghere
beech bajariya ghere
dhobia re dhobia re tera chhora
ho tera chhora

kyon ri dhobaniya
lagaai bujhaai to kar ke chali
par main to ko samjhunga
lagaai bujhaai to kar ke chali
par main to ko samjhunga
bhari bajariya mein o chhori
bhari bajariya mein o chhori
teri khabar main loonga
ab teri khabar main loonga
oo oo oo dhobia
chal hatt
parey hatt

oo oo dhobia
samjhaaye lei e ka
nahin to main rapat likhaaye deungi
samjhaaye lei e ka
nahin to main rapat likhaaye deungi
oo oo thaanedar se
thaanedar se keh kar main to
lambardaar se keh kar main to
band karaye deungi
milat mein
milat mein
qaid karaaye deungi
main ghabraaye gai
tere chhore se
phirey hai peeche morey
phirey hai peeche morey
dhobia re dhobia re tera chhora
oo tera chhora

shiv ram
shiv ram
shiv ram
shiv ram
shiv ram

mukhiya ke chhore se chhori
mukhiya ke chhore se chhori
kaahe karey tu ladaai
maafi maang le 
o chhori
maafi maang le 
maine lallan se kar di teri sagaai

oo oo oo oo
teri meri bhool hui o baalam
kar le mosey mel
haan haan
kar le mosey mel
tu mera chaand hai
main teri chandni

oo oo oo oo
chhaila re chhaila re chhaila chhaila re
khelen chaand ka khel
aao khelen chaand ka khel
khel
aa ri dhobaniya
ho gaya tera mera mel
ho gaya tera mera mel
ho gaya tera mera mel
ho gaya tera mera mel. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ ओ ओ
धोबिया

बीच बज़रिआ छेड़ करे मोसे
बीच बज़रिआ छेड़े
धोबिया रे धोबिया रे तेरा छोरा
हो तेरा छोरा

मैं ना छेड़ूँ
मैं ना छेड़ूँ इसको दादा
झूठ कहे ये तोसे
राम कसम॰ ॰ ॰
राम कसम इल्जाम धरे है
बैर करे ये मोसे
राम कसम इल्जाम धरे है
बैर करे ये मोसे

हम्मम म्ममम

तू छोरी रे छोरी रे छोरी छोरी रे
बड़ा सरीफ है मेरा छोरा
बड़ा सरीफ है मेरा छोरा
ओ ओ छोरी
छोरी झूठ क्यों बोले
सुंदर देख के मोरे ललन को
क्यों तेरा मनवा डोले
हो छोरी
क्यों तेरा मनवा डोले

ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ धोबिया
सुंदर है तेरा छोरा तो
मैं भी नार अलबेली
सुंदर है तेरा छोरा तो
मैं भी नार अलबेली
रूप देख शरमाये जाये रे
धोबिया
रूप देख शरमाये जाये रे
बगिया में हाए चमेली
बगिया में हाए चमेली
बड़ा ठीठ है
बड़ा ठीठ है॰ ॰ ॰
ओ तेरा छोरा
बड़ा ठीठ है
बड़ा ठीठ है॰ ॰ ॰
ओ तेरा छोरा
बीच बज़रिआ घेरे
बीच बज़रिआ घेरे
धोबिया रे धोबिया रे तेरा छोरा
हो तेरा छोरा

क्यों री धोबनिया
लगाई बुझाई तो कर के चली
पर मैं तो को समझूँगा
लगाई बुझाई तो कर के चली
पर मैं तो को समझूँगा
भरी बज़रिआ में ओ छोरी
भरी बज़रिआ में ओ छोरी
तेरी खबर मैं लूँगा
अब तेरी खबर मैं लूँगा
ओ ओ ओ धोबिया
चल हट
परे हट

ओ ओ धोबिया
समझाये लेई ए का
नहीं तो मैं रपट लिखाये देऊंगी
समझाये लेई ए का
नहीं तो मैं रपट लिखाये देऊंगी
ओ ओ थानेदार से
थानेदार से कह कर मैं तो
लंबरदार से कह कर मैं तो
बंद कराये देऊंगी
मिलत में
मिलत में
क़ैद कराये देऊंगी
मैं घबराए गई तेरे छोरे से
फिरे है पीछे मोरे
फिरे है पीछे मोरे
धोबिया रे धोबिया रे तेरा छोरा
हो तेरा छोरा

शिव राम
शिव राम
शिव राम
शिव राम
शिव राम

मुखिया के छोरे से छोरी
मुखिया के छोरे से छोरी
काहे करे तू लड़ाई
माफी मांग ले ओर छोरी
माफी मांग ले
मैंने ललन से कर दी तेरी सगाई

ओ ओ ओ ओ
तेरी मेरी भूल हुई ओ बालम
कर ले मोसे मेल
हाँ हाँ
कर ले मोसे मेल
तू मेरा चाँद है
मैं तेरी चाँदनी

ओ ओ ओ ओ
छैला रे छैला रे छैला छैला रे
खेलें चाँद का खेल
आओ खेलें चाँद का खेल
खेल
आ री धोबनिया
हो गया तेरा मेरा मेल
हो गया तेरा मेरा मेल
हो गया तेरा मेरा मेल
हो गया तेरा मेरा मेल॰ ॰ ॰

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

Blog Day :

3895 Post No. : 14935 Movie Count :

4077

Hullo to all in Atuldom

So, there is this thing called the 10-year challenge going-on on Facebook, at least I saw a few of my friend’s post “Then and Now” pictures. Atulji also has started something similar on the blog with this post “Inteha Ho Gai Intezaar Ki“. I found this more inspiring to participate in and I was thinking of how my association with this blog began exactly 10 years ago when my daughter stumbled on to this blog (I know I have mentioned this a number of times, sorry for repeating). Then she saw that Atulji is kind enough to post songs requested by readers (followers) – there is a dedicated ‘farmaishes’ page on the blog.

As I sat to write on my 10-year journey with the blog I thought of the first date I landed on this treasure house of lyrics and videos. I don’t remember the exact date, it must be either the 13th or 14th March as it was on 15-3-2019 Peevesie’s first farmaish got posted; a song from the Dev Anand-Nutan starrer ‘Manzil’ (1960).

From then on whenever my daughter browsed the site, I would be sitting next to her. That was the period when we had only one computer in the family and each one was allotted a fixed time slot on the internet and if there was some incoming call, we used to lose net-connectivity as ours was still the dial-up connection. It was a few years later that we switched to broadband. And the switch to broadband also was needed when the kids (who were students then) needed their own lap-tops. Times have changed and I am the only broadband user and everyone has data connect on their mobiles to which they hook their laptops most often.

Oh, I am deviating from my 10-year story.

Then on 19th March I was with Peevesie when she posted a comment to this song “Jaaneman Tum Kamaal Karti Ho” . This was followed by a comment for “Dil Aaj Shaayar Hai. . .“. Oh, we have been ustaads at commenting because the next day I visited the blog and commented on “Logon Ka Dil Agar Jeetna Tumko Hai To“. And Peevesie’s Mom was born.

From then on, I learnt how to navigate the blog, comment on it and post farmaishes. And took on Atulji’s encouragement “Nice to have your say on this song. Please offer your comments regularly as they help me to come up with songs that I may not otherwise be aware of.” And have stayed on since then.

First time I commented from my own id was for the song “Phir Tumhaari Yaad Aai Hai Sanam“. For this song Atulji’s write-up was short and crisp, his only objective being sharing his priceless discovery, that song is indeed a gem. This post also has our Rajaji in a different avatar, don’t know why he didn’t continue. (Rajaji please answer)

My first song as a contributor – first with lyrics and then with posts- came much later. I don’t remember when I started using this “Hullo to all Atulites” but I somehow liked the idea of addressing the followers of the blog. I also don’t remember which was the first song I sent to celebrate a celebrity’s birthday. But continuing that habit here is one more.
[Editor’s Note: It was “Mere Yaar Ko Mere Allah, De Ek Chaand Sa Pyaara Lalla“, on 25th September, 2012.]

But as is the norm set by Atulji in his first post of this series on ’10-year challenge’ here is a list of songs that were posted on 18th March 2009.

Na Jaane Kahaan Tum The
Rehte The Kabhi Jinke Dil Me
Phul Gendwa Na Maaro
Jaa Jaa Jaa Mere Bachpan
Aati Rahengi Bahaarein
Jalta Hai Jiya Mera
Jee Chaahe Jee Chaahe

As I revisited these posts, I see that all the posts were short and crisp with a punchline that brought a smile to the lips. These punchlines were termed ATULISM by Rajaji.

Sample this from the simple post that accompanied the song “Aati Rahengi Bahaarein” from ‘Kasme Vaade’-

Here Amitabh Bachchan, a college professor lives in a palatial residence in such opulence that would give the Nizam of Hyderabad a complex. And only three people live in this palace and one cannot see a single domestic help anywhere. 🙂

Coming back to the purpose of this post – to remember Shashi Kapoor on his 81st birthday. Its already more than a full calendar year since he passed away; time has really flown. I had written down the story synopsis for the accompanying song a long time ago. I had wanted to send this post in 2013 when Shashi would have turned 76.

‘Atithee’ is a 1978 Shashi Kapoor- Shabana Azmi- Shatrughan Sinha- Vidya Sinha movie which I suppose didn’t do very well at the box office. Not much is there on the net other than the synopsis which IMDB.com gives. And I quote

Navendhu Kumar lives a poor lifestyle with his handicapped father, Mohan, housewife mom, two unmarried sisters, Leela and Rajni, a younger brother, Kundan, and a sweetheart in Meena. He works for Avinash Gupta, however, when differences occur, he is framed by Gupta for breaking and entering, arrested by the police, tried in court, and exiled from the town for a period of 12 months. After he leaves, the family is almost destitute and is exploited by Gupta. Then some months later, a young man, Anand, comes to visit them, informing them that Navendhu has sent him. He gives them some money for day to day expenses, gets some clothes for everyone, and a wheelchair for Mohan. He arranges the marriage of Rajni with her boyfriend, Ajay, despite strong opposition from Gupta, and falls in love with Leela. What the Kumar family does not know is that Anand is a fugitive on the run from the police in Bombay, and he harbors a dark secret that will change their lives forever.

To this, I had added,

Actually, what put me on this movie is the song which was posted on ASAD on 15th May 2013. In comments to that song from ‘Manoranjan’ (1974) I had mentioned about a Shashi Kapoor song that uses ‘Goya’ ‘Chunke’ ‘Kintu’ ‘Parantu’ etc and Harveypam(ji) said he only faintly remembered it. Then I sat and searched for the song and decided that it is going to be posted on March 18th that is Shashi Kapoor’s birthday. Today is his 76th birthday.

The song is written by Verma Malik, music is by Kalyanji Anandji and the singing voice is Kishore Kumar. In the song we see Shashi Kapoor playing a kind of love guru to Gayatri and her boyfriend (cannot identify him) a nice fun song so lets enjoy.

And be reminded of the cute charming smile of Shashi Kapoor. 🙂

Video


Audio

Song – Kya Karoon Mujhko Time Nahin (Atithee) (1978) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

arre bhai ek baat yaad aayi hai
aate aate
haalan ke
lekin
magar
goya
choon ke
chunanche
kintu
parantu
socha hai ke
keh doon jaate jaate
kya
ek baat aayi hai aate aate
ek baat aayi hai aate aate
ke socha kehdoon..oo..oo..oo
jaate jaate
ke socha kehdoon..oo..oo॰॰oo
jaate jaate
aur chaahta bhi hoon keh doon yahin
keh doon
bolo
haalan ke lekin magar goya choon ke chunache kintu parantu
kya karoon time nahi
haalan ke lekin magar goya choon ke chunache kintu parantu
kya karoon time nahin
kya karoon mujhko time nahin

dekho pyar karo tum aisa
aa aa aa aaa aaa
dekho pyar karo tum aisa
duniya karti hai jaisa
mera matlab hai ki aisa
tum samajh gaye na kaisa
ek duje ko lo tum jaanch
pyar pe dekho dekho aaye na aanch

arey
arey char bajne me paanch
mar gaye

arey aur bhi main samjhata yahin
arey aur bhi main samjhata yahin
kuch aur bhi main batlata yahin
haalan ke lekin magar goya choon ke chunache kintu parantu
kya karoon time nahin
kya karoon mujhko time nahin

arey bhai ek aur kahani yaad aa gayi
ha ha ha ha haa
ek aur kahani yaad aayi
da da daan
da da daan da
da dada daan da daada
ek choti si kahani thi
hmm mmm
ek raja ek rani thi
hmm mmm
ek choti si kahani thi
ek raja ek rani thi
rani ki jo naani thi 
aankh se woh kaani thi
aankh se jo kaani thi
rani ki wo naani thi
kaani thi naani thi
rani ki wo naani thi
naani naani naani
kaani kaani kaani
naani kaani naani kaani thi
arrey kuch bhi thi to kya hua
magar din raat yahi kehti thi
kehti thi wo ek hi baat
pyar me rahkna
haathon me haath
haan haan haathon me haath

arey mari paanch bajne me saat
mar gaya mera baap

arey aur bhi main samjhaata yahin
arey aur bhi main samjhaata yahin
kuch aur bhi main batlaata yahin
haalan ke lekin magar goya choon ke chunache kintu parantu
parantu
parantu
kya karoon time nahin
kya karoon mujhko time nahin

arey
arey ye dono premi kahaan chale gaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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अरे भई एक बात याद आई है
आते आते
हालांकि
लेकिन
मगर
गोया
चूंकि
चुनाञ्चे
किन्तु
परंतु
सोचा है के
कह दूँ जाते जाते
क्या
एक बात आई है आते आते
एक बात आई है आते आते
के सोचा कह दूँ॰॰ऊं॰॰ऊं॰॰ऊं
जाते जाते
के सोचा कह दूँ॰॰ऊं॰॰ऊं॰॰ऊं
जाते जाते
और चाहता भी हूँ कह दूँ यहीं
कह दूँ
बोलो
हालांकि लेकिन मगर गोया चूँकि चुनांचे किन्तु परंतु
क्या करूँ टाइम नहीं
क्या करूँ मुझको टाइम नहीं

देखो प्यार करो तुम ऐसा
अ अ आ
अ अ आ
अ अ आ आ
देखो प्यार करो तुम ऐसा
दुनिया करती है जैसा
मेरा मतलब है कि ऐसा
तुम समझ गए ना कैसा’
एक दूजे को लो तुम जांच
प्यार पे देखो देखो आए ना आंच

अरे
अरे चार बजने में पाँच
मर गए

अरे और भी मैं समझाता यहीं
अरे और भी मैं समझाता यहीं
कुछ और भी मैं बतलाता यहीं
हालांकि लेकिन मगर गोया चूँकि चुनांचे किन्तु परंतु
क्या करूँ टाइम नहीं
क्या करूँ मुझको टाइम नहीं

अरे भई एक और कहानी याद आ गई
ह ह ह ह हा
एक और कहानी याद आई
ड ड डां
ड ड डां डा
ड डाडा डां डा डाडा
एक छोटी सी कहानी थी
हम्म हम्म
एक राजा एक रानी थी
हम्म हम्म
एक छोटी सी कहानी थी
एक राजा एक रानी थी
रानी कि जो नानी थी
आँख से वो कानी थी
आँख से जो कानी थी
रानी कि वो नानी थी
कानी थी नानी थी
रानी कि वो नानी थी
नानी नानी नानी
कानी कानी कानी
नानी कानी नानी कानी थी
अरे कुछ भी थी तो क्या हुआ
मगर दिन रात यही कहती थी
कहती थी वो एक ही बात
प्यार में रखना
हाथों में हाथ
हाँ हाँ हाथों में हाथ

अरे मरी पाँच बजने में सात
मर गया मेरा बाप

अरे और भी मैं समझाता यहीं
अरे और भी मैं समझाता यहीं
कुछ और भी मैं बतलाता यहीं
हालांकि लेकिन मगर गोया चूँकि चुनांचे किन्तु परंतु
क्या करूँ टाइम नहीं
क्या करूँ मुझको टाइम नहीं

अरे
अरे ये दोनों प्रेमी कहाँ चले गए


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 : 3883 Post No. : 14910

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 12
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Ten years ago, this day in 2009, the film ‘Darling Darling’ made its debut on our blog. This 1977 production from Fortune Films International, has six songs. The song that brought in this film to our blog is the Kishore Kumar favorite – “Aise Na Mujhe Tum Dekho”.

Then, over the past decade, only one more song of this film was added. And now, in the 10 Year Challenge series, we are bringing on the third song of this film. An interesting side thought – maybe in the years to come, this blog and its data, relating to various stats, as well as patterns of how the films went from debut to yippee, will become fodder for PhD research projects at universities that have film studies departments. Research scholars will be analyzing such data to find correlations between the patterns of appearance of the songs of a film, and the perceived quality of its music, and its popularity curve. Interesting food for thought, right?

This 1977 film of Dev Anand, is not his own Navketan production. It was still the 1970s, and despite a descending graph, Dev Anand was still in demand enough to be called upon by other friendly production houses to play the lead role. In 1977, he was in his 54th year, and still going strong as the hero.

The film, from the banner of Fortune Films International, was directed by Gogi Anand. The star cast of this film reveals many a names which can be considered as fixtures in Dev Anand films; check out the names – Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman, Mehmood, Jeevan, Nadira, Dhiraj Kumar, Poonam, Durga Khote, Sajjan, Helen, Ranjan, Raj Verma, Shivraj, Shaifali, V Gopal, Jankidas, Hercules, Jhankna Desai, Geeta Khanna, Juliyan, Baby Guddi, Baby Padmini, Monto, Sheikh, Beerbal, Shahid Bijnauri, and Dhanna.

This song is performed in a mental asylum – a device that is used by directors to inject free format comic relief into the storyline. Dev Anand and Mehmood are leading the song performance. Dev Anand is sporting a full  beard as part of a disguise, and Mehmood appears in a tie and his birthday suit – well, almost 🙂 . As the song progresses, one realizes that they are on a search and rescue mission of some sort, as we see interludes of familiar faces as captives under duress. We get fleeting glimpses of Zeenat Aman, Sajjan and Nadira. We have already had a glimpse of Jeevan, in the very first scene of this song, leaving the premises with a large suitcase in his hand. One can also identify junior actor Sheikh, just behind Dev Anand and Mehmood, as the opening lines of this song are being rendered. I am sure there are more junior artists in this crowd of ‘mad’ persons which can be named, but I am not able to identify more.
[Note: Regulars will recall actor Sheikh – he has performed on screen, the iconic qawwaali “Hamen To Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne“, in the film ‘Al Hilal’ (1958).]

The song is penned by Anand Bakshi and the music composition is by RD Burman. The singing voices are of Kishore Kumar and Mehmood.

This brings on the third song of this film – across a span of ten years. 🙂

Song – O Laila, Tujhe Dhoondhe Tera Chhaila  (Darling Darling) (1977) Singer – Kishore Kumar, RD Burman, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa

o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa

haa haa haa haa haa haa
ye sach hai
ya filmi gaana hai

ye duniya kya hai
ye duniya paagal khaana hai
paagal khaane ke andar ik paagal khaana hai
arre ye duniya kya hai
ye duniya paagal khaana hai
paagal khaane ke andar ik paagal khaana hai
jitney baahar hain
un ko ik din andar aana hai
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa
arre jitney baahar hain
un ko ik din andar aana hai
hai hai hai

kahin na kahin
yahaan ya wahaan
arre kahaan
wahaan
yahaan
wahaan
yahaan nahin
wahaan nahin
wahaan nahin
yahaan nahin
wahaan

jamuna ke teer
laila ko dhoondhe
jamuna ke teer
laila ko dhoondhe
jamuna ke teer
jamuna ke teer
jamuna ke teer
kya bolne ka kamaal hai sachchi

is dil mein
ya is ghar mein
is dil mein
ya is ghar mein
kahin na kahin
arre aag lagi hai

arre dhuaan hi dhuaan hai bhai dhuaan

is mein sabko jal jaan hai
paagal khaana hai
arre paagal khaane ke andar ik paagal khaana hai
ke jitney baahar hain
un ko yak din andar aana hai
hai hai hai
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa

hum premee hain deewaane nahin hain
hum panchhi hain parwaane nahin hain
hum premee hain deewaane nahin hain
hum panchhi hain parwaane nahin hain
hum ud jaayenge
humko jakad lo
zanzeeren laao
laao laao
in ko jakad lo
jakad lo

mushkil hum ko samjhaana hai
paagal khaan hai
arre paagal khaane ke andar ik paagal khaana hai
ke jitney baahar hain
un ko yak din andar aana hai
hai hai hai
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला॰॰आ

ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला

हाहा हा हा हा हा हा
ये सच है
या फिल्मी गाना है

ये दुनिया क्या है
ये दुनिया पागलखाना है
अरे ये दुनिया क्या है
ये दुनिया पागलखाना है
पागलखाने के अंदर इक पागलखाना है
जितने बाहर हैं
उन को इक दिन अंदर आना है
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला॰॰आ
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला
अरे जितने बाहर हैं
उन को इक दिन अंदर आना है
है है है

कहीं ना कहीं
यहाँ या वहाँ
अरे कहाँ
वहाँ
यहाँ
वहाँ
यहाँ नहीं
वहाँ नहीं
वहाँ नहीं
यहाँ नहीं
वहाँ

जमुना के तीर
लैला को ढूँढे
जमुना के तीर
लैला को ढूँढे
जमुना के तीर
जमुना के तीर
जमुना के तीर
क्या बोलने का कमाल है सच्ची

इस दिल में
या इस घर में
इस दिल में
या इस घर में
कहीं ना कहीं
अरे आग लगी है

अरे धुआँ हि धुआँ हैं भई धुआँ

इस में सबको जल जाना है
पागलखाना है
अरे पागलखाने के अंदर इक पागलखाना है
के जितने बाहर हैं
उन को यक दिन अंदर आना है
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला॰॰आ
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला

हम प्रेमी हैं दीवाने नहीं हैं
हम पंछी हैं परवाने नहीं हैं
हम प्रेमी हैं दीवाने नहीं हैं
हम पंछी हैं परवाने नहीं हैं
हम उड़ जाएँगे
हमको जकड़ लो
ज़ंजीरें लाओ
लाओ लाओ
इनको जकड़ लो
जकड़ लो

मुश्किल हमको समझाना है
पागलखाना है
अरे पागलखाने के अंदर इक पागलखाना है
के जितने बाहर हैं
उन को यक दिन अंदर आना है
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला॰॰आ
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला


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 : 3879 Post No. : 14902

Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 08
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While I was writing the previous post of this series few days ago, I was maybe suffering from lack of motivation.  So I could not be very expressive and just tried to put together some random thoughts and to start the series again.

Today I am glad that somehow this series has begun again. Simply because I have spent this week in sharing with all those around me with some musical sense, a link I found on YouTube.  Sharing it because that is the only thing I could do short of shouting on rooftops that look what I have found.

Years ago I was a regular visitor http://www.mohdrafi.com.  I was just visiting and reading the various articles that were posted and sometimes making some comments.  Overtime that passivity was a bit tedious and the writings and articles there felt repetitive and somewhat amateurish.  It never inspired any inclination to be more active, though it is a very good site dedicated to the memory of Rafi Sb and full of information about him.

While being a Rafi fan myself, I have often wondered how can people be so over the top in praise and eulogies of some mortals, so as to call him God, Farishta and what not.  The fans of Rafi Sb are so so much – deewane and parwaane on him as if these words were coined for them only, if the readers know what I mean.

Whatsapp university tells me that a human mind can store or process 1 million billion bits of data in a lifetime.  In this same humble brain there are various tidbits of information stored by me too, some which has come to fore during this momentous week.  I have remembered that during the 70’s Rafi Sb used to go on a lot overseas tours to do stage shows.  And years ago I had/heard an audio cassette of one of these shows.  With the advent of YouTube the things and all type of rare and songs and videos became accessible.  Now I remember myself searching for the video clips of stage shows by Mohammed Rafi Sb.  And I found and saw small clips of these shows.  But I had not found any longish recording links of complete stage shows.  Over the years I stopped looking for those.  I can’t recall now when was the last time I really looked for this lost treasure.  I had may be subconsciously given up on ever finding any such thing. It was as if I had convinced myself that they don’t exist.

So It was while just browsing for more inspiring songs by Rafi Sb in the labyrinth of YouTube, I found this video recording of Rafi Sb’s live concert of 1979 at Montreal, Canada.  I was dumb founded that something like this has existed for the last 38 years without being uploaded anywhere and it has surfaced in July 2018.  It was a heaven sent gift for me and it has triggered all sort of memories of all that was there in the deep recess of my mind.  At first I really thought it just cannot be, a video recording of such significance being uploaded now, it was too good to be true.  It is of 1.15 hours.  Here is the link – Mohammed Rafi Live Concert Video – Montreal 1979

As I said above I just couldn’t believe that finally I am seeing something like this.  This is the first time something so comprehensive video is uploaded on the net.  It was a year before the end of the true Golden era of Hindi film music.  And how the maestro is performing, it is to be seen and heard to be believed.  And the singing gets better and better as song after song are getting rendered from his soul.  I have asked this question to many people I have shared the video with, that what do they think that he is singing from his throat, mouth or heart?  Some say that the throw of voice is phenomenal and someone said that this is just not possible to be so much more than the original soundtrack in live performance.

What can one say?  As some of the comments are surmising that “hamaari auqaat nahi hai ke Rafi sahaab ke baare mein kuch keh saken“.  What we can do is just listen to this incredible performance and thank the uploader of this best of the best generosity on his part.  This is a boon to Rafi fans like me 39 year after the event.  But one thing it creates is a hunger for more such recordings, which have started surfacing now.  Let us hope and pray the other such treasures are safe somewhere in the world and will surface in due course, in our lifetime.  I am truly humbled by the good fortune of being able to experience something like this.

Naushad Sb had this to say about Rafi Sb “aaj mausiqui ko tujh pe naaz hai“.  This has made me see that all this highest of high praises were showered on him by various peers and contemporaries were really heartfelt and never were they too much.  I rather think they felt speechless when contemplating what to say about Rafi Sb and took a short cut and called him God of music.

Someone has commented that Rafi Sb does not need the award of ‘Bharat Ratna’ rather the award needs Rafi Sb to mean something.  Not intending to be political, I can but agree with this.  More so with the history and the civilisation from which such a sur samraat has emerged.  Something else I have understood with this ethereal experience is that those who can deny the truth in the statement that “Rafi ko nahi suna to kya suna?” could do so because of their ignorance of the subject matter.

Today I am presenting a rare song by Rafi Sb from the film ‘Duniya Hai Dilwaalon Ki’ (1966).  Music is by Jimmy (aka James Singh) and the lyricist of this qawwali is Anjum Jaipuri.  As can be expected it is a delightful qawwali containing a repertoire of mumbaiyya terminology.  They could have used this one in ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ series too.

And there is the ‘whistle sound’ in the middle of singing.  Rafi Sb has done this in the live concert too, i.e. whistled in the middle of the Punjabi song and then continued to sing in the same breath.  Unbelievable, that the microphone is able to capture the bass and the echo in the words that are falling from the mouth like precious jewels in a free fall in a hall full of people watching.  Yes there is that ‘goonj‘ in the words as they are resonating from the mike, and the sound of the end of the earlier word still can be head even as he starts the next word.  This is the only explanation of the sound of the word already sung and the start of the next word at the same time.  May be this happened with others also, I don’t know.

The simplicity, humbleness of the person while acknowledging the applause.  The only concession to any showmanship on Rafi Sb’s part is the formal attire, which has to be more as a form of respect for the audience than anything else.  His God gifted ability is there for all to see.  I can empathise with the people who were part of the recording studio set up, witnessing the phenomenal singing day in and day out for all those years, for being in so much in awe of the personality so as to call him God.

Anyways , all we can do is listen and try not to faint with the awesomeness of it all.  And thank the Almighty God for blessing us with this gift just as he blessed Rafi Sb.


Song – Ye To Qismat Hai, Meri Jaan Varna (Duniya Ha Dilwaalon Ki) (1966) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anjum Jaipuri, MD – Jimmy
Chorus
Unidentified Male Voice

Lyrics

koyi kuchh bhi kahe pyaare
magar yeh baat pakki hai..ea..eaaaaaaa
yahaan aata hai wo jis per
koyi ilzaam hotaa hai 
haa aaan 
sabab koyi..ee..eeee
na koyi thhaa 
jo yun khinch kar
chale..ea aaye

yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai
meri jaan 

yaar apna ik imaamudeen thha
manchala thha aur bahot shauqeen thhaa
haan aaan
saathh choupaati gaye ham ghoomne
arey husnwaalon par lagaa woh jhoomne
to phir
kabhi ladki ko yoon bulaata thha
dheere dheere seeti bajaata thha
(whistle sound)
dheere dheere seeti bajaata thha
ganga jamuna ke gaane gaata thha
raj ki tarha muskuraata thha
ek ladki jo zaraa…
ek ladki jo zara jaadi thhi
pehne huey wo kaali saadi thhi
us ki aankhon mein deep jalte thhe
dekhnewaale aankhen malte thhe
raat soyee thhi us ke baalon mein
chaand hansta thha gore gaalon mein
aayi shaamat usey salaam kiyaa
us ne chappal se apni kaam liyaa
haan aaan
chhed khaani ka mazaa mehenga pada
aur ham ko pyaare
jail mein aana pada
ho ho hoo
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan 

dhoka diya naseeb ne
ban kar bigad gayaa
haay haay hai
arey kadke ki jeb mein
jo mera haath pad gaya
to phir
khol ke dekha paakit khaali thha
paakit wala bhi khud sawaali thha
band kaaghaz mein dil ki tehreeren
husnwaalon ki chand tasweeren
apni qismat ke rang aise thhe
ek sigret thhi chaar paise thhe
chaar paison mein guzar kab hotee
husnwaalon ki nazar kab hotee
inhen daulat se pyaar hota hai
in ki balaa ke koi rota hai
aaya gussa to paakit phaink diya
paakit waale ne mujh ko dekh liya..aa
haan aan
bhaagnaa chahaa magar main gir pada
jaise uttha muhn pe ek thappad padaa
haan aan 
apne peshe se huyi nafrat mujhe 
jail mein karni padi kasrat mujhe
ho ho 
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai
meri jaan 

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aa aaaa aaa
haan aan
baap zinda thha
bohat aaraam thha
ghar mein apna ramchander naam thha
aur ab
hamen ab ramu dada kehte hain
chaal mein gangu ki hum rehte hain
tezi mandi ka dhanda hota thha
apni masti mein banda sota thha
yun hi phokat mein kaam chalta thha
kaale ghode tak naam chaltaa thha
dil mein chaahat thhi badi sehre ki
aane waali thhi ghadi sehre ki ee
haan aan 
maa qasam apna yeh dil kaala nahin 
doston ki baat ko talaa nahin
haan aan
laaye ismuggling ka sona chaal mein
raamchander ko phasaaya jaal mein

haa..aan
o yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कोई कुछ भी कहे प्यारे
मगर ये बात पक्की है॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
यहाँ आता है वो जिस पर
कोई इल्ज़ाम होता है
हाँ॰॰आं
सबब कोई॰॰ई॰॰ई
ना कोई था
जो यूं खिच कर
चले आए

ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ

यार अपना इक इमामुद्दीन था
मनचला और बहोत शौकीन था
हाँ॰॰आं
साथ चौपाटी गए हम घूमने
अरे हुस्न्वालोन पर लगा वो झूमने
तो फिर
कभी लड़की को यूं बुलाता था
धीरे धीरे सीटी बजाता था
(सिटी का स्वर)
धीरे धीरे सीटी बजाता था
गंगा जमुना के गाने गाता था
राज की तरह मुसकुराता था
एक लड़की जो ज़रा॰॰॰
एक लड़की जो ज़रा जाड़ी थी
पहने हुए वो काली साड़ी थी
उसकी आँखों में दीप जलते थे
देखनेवाले आँखें मलते थे
रात सोई थी उसके बालों में
चाँद हँसता था गोरे गालों में
आई शामत उसे सलाम किया
उसने चप्पल से अपनी काम लिया
हाँ॰॰आं
छेड़खानी का मज़ा महंगा पड़ा
और हम को प्यारे
जेल में आना पड़ा
हो हो हो॰॰ओ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ

धोखा दिया नसीब ने
बन कर बिगड़ गया
हाय हाय हाय
अरे कड़के की जेब में
जो मेरा हाथ पड़ गया
तो फिर
खोल के देखा पाकिट खाली था
पाकिट वाला भी खुद सवाली था
बंद काग़ज़ में दिल की तहरीरें
हुस्न्वालोन की चंद तस्वीरें
अपनी किस्मत के रंग ऐसे थे
इक सिगरेट थी चार पैसे थे
चार पैसों में गुज़र कब होती
हुस्नवालों की नज़र कब होती
इन्हें दौलत से प्यार होता है
इनकी बला से कोई रोता है
आया गुस्सा तो पाकिट फेंक दिया
पाकिट वाले ने मुझे देख लिया॰॰आ
हाँ॰॰आं
भागना चाहा मगर मैं गिर पड़ा
जैसे उठा मुंह पे एक थप्पड़ पड़ा
हाँ॰॰आं
अपनी पेशे से हुई नफरत मुझे
जेल में करनी पड़ी कसरत मुझे
हो हो
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ

आ आs आss आss
आ आss आs
हाँ॰॰आं
बाप ज़िंदा था
बोहत आराम था
घर में अपना रामचंदर नाम था
और अब
हमें अब रामू दादा कहते हैं
चाल में गंगू की हम रहते हैं
तेज़ी मंडी का धंधा होता था
अपनी मस्ती में बंदा सोता था
यूं ही फोकट में काम चलता था
काले घोड़े तक नाम चलता था
दिल में चाहत थी बड़ी सेहरे की
आने वाली थी घड़ी सेहरे की॰॰ई
हाँ॰॰आं
माँ कसम अपना दिल काला नहीं
दोस्तों की बात को टाला नहीं
हाँ॰॰आं
लाये इस्मग्लिंग का सोना चाल में
रामचंदर को फसाया जाल में

हाँ॰॰आं
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ


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 : 3878 Post No. : 14901

Today’s song is from film ‘Doctor Z’ from 1959.

The title seems funny, isn’t it? Somehow, I find that the film makers give bizarre titles to their films sometimes. Films with prefix Mr. or Dr. were plenty. The earliest such a Talkie film was ‘Mr. 420’ made in 1937. Later, ‘Mr. X’ was made in 1938. This was repeated in 1957 and 1984. ‘Mr. X in Bombay’ was made in 1964. ‘Mr. India’ came in 1961 and also 1987. There was a ‘Mr. Bechara’ in 1996, ‘Mr. Chakram’ in 1956, ‘Mr, Jhatpat’ in 1943, ‘Mr John’ in 1959, ‘Mr. Lamboo’ in 1956. ‘Mr. Romeo’ in 1973 and 1999. ‘Mr. Q’ in 1958, ‘Mr.Bond’ in 1992, ‘Mr. Azad’in 1994, ‘Mr .Dynamite’ in 1947, ‘Mr. Murder’ in 1969, ‘Mr. Qartoon, M.A.’ in 1958, ‘Mr. Sampat’ in 1952, ‘Mr. Toofan’ in 1963, ‘Mr. 100%’ in 2005, ‘Mr. Badmash’ in 2009, ‘Mr. Bhatti on Chhutti’ in 2012, ‘Mr. Hot and Mr. Cool’ in 2007, ‘Mr. Lonely Miss Lovely’ in 2004, ‘Mr. Prime Minister’ in 2005, ‘Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta’ in 2009, ‘Mr. White Mr. Black’ in 2007, ‘Mr. ya Mrs.’ in 2005, The most hilarious title in this category was ‘Mr. Khujli’ in 2007 !!!

Starting with ‘Dr. Madhurika’ (1935), it was ‘Dr. Ambedkar’ (1989 and 2000), ‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani’ (1946), ‘Dr. Kumar’ (1944), ‘Dr. Ramesh’ (1949), ‘Dr. Vidya’ (1962), ‘Dr. Z’ (1959) etc.

The decade of the 1940s and the 1950s was the period when stunt and action films were made in plenty. There were specialised actors, producers, directors, composers and even specialised audiences too for such films. Stunt and action films was a very sweeping name for a genre which included several types of sub-categories. When I started studying these films, I found one kind soul – Mike Burnum -who identified and classified stunt/action films made in India, into sub categories. For the information of our esteemed readers, the different types within the generalised stunt/action films are…(in descending order of number of films made….

  1. Fantasy and Arabian  Nights  -92 films
  2. Horror – 67
  3. Jungle Thrillers (Tarzan/Zimbo/Zambo/Zangbo/Zingara etc)
  4. New Century Horror films ( Horror films made after 2000)
  5. Science Fiction
  6. Chillers
  7. Spies and Detective
  8. Super heroes / heroines
  9. Murder and Mystery
  10. Sword Fighting and
  11. Naag Films etc.

Today’s film ‘Doctor Z’, falls under Science Fiction category. Though it was a C grade action film, HFGK mentions it as a ‘Social’ film. May be, as it was not exactly a stunt film, the film may have been classified as a social film. The story of this film was just a one line story, expanded at convenience as per needs of audiences. Mahipal – a Police officer is after a gang of anti-national criminals, who want to steal a formula from a scientist, which can destroy a big country like India in just 2 minutes. He (naturally, compulsorily and as per the director’s directions) falls in love with the scientist’s pretty daughter to sing songs, when not on duty. The film ends on expected Happy Notes.

The cast of the film was Shakila, Mahipal, Helen, Krishnakumari, Mirza Musharraf, Sunder, Tun Tun and a host of other junior actors. The film was made by Baliwala Films. It was produced and directed by its owner Jal. There were two lyricists and the 8 melodious songs were composed by Music Director Manohar Arora. Now this Manohar was a separate, different and independent composer. Most sites and blogs mistake him for being Manoharlal Sonik, of Sonik-Omi composer duo. This is NOT so. He was different. 2 songs from this film have been posted on this blog and both the times he was mentioned as Manoharlal Sonik. I must confess that I was responsible for this mix up. I had made a comment in 2011 that he was Manoharlal Sonik of the duo, which was a wrong statement. 3 years after that comment the real information about Manohar came up, hence I am making this clarification, at this opportunity. I feel sorry that I had followed the wrong info track that time.

The composer MANOHAR ARORA was a Punjabi music director who came from Sialkot to try his luck in Bombay. His first film was ‘Raees’ in 1948. Then came ‘Josh’ in 1950, ‘Rangeele Musafir’ (1950), ‘Bhoole Bhatke’ (1952), ‘Jingo’ (1952), ‘Usha Kiran’ (1952). His best remembered film was ‘Chingari’ (1955). Then came ‘Passing Show’ (1956), ‘Mister Q’ (1958), ‘Dr. Z’ (1959), ‘Choron Ki Baarat’ (1960) and last film was ‘Do Dushman’ (1967). His name is mostly written as ‘Manohar’ only. This created a misunderstanding that he was Manoharlal Sonik, which is NOT correct.

From the cast of this film, Krishna Kumari is another name which causes confusion. There was a Krishna Kumari in silent films and talkie films of the 1930s. Then there was another Krishna Kumari who was from South and featured in dubbed and remade films. She too is different. Actress Krishna Kumari who worked in  Hindi films from 1948 to 1968 was another one.

Krishna Kumari (not to be confused with the 1930s actress of the same name nor the south Indian actress T. Krishna Kumari) was born Rajinder Kaur in Rawalpindi, Punjab state (now part of Pakistan) on October 3, 1934. Occasionally playing the heroine in B-grade films including ‘Vanraj’ (1952), ‘Gorilla’ (1953), ‘Black Rider’ (1960), ‘State Express’ (1961) and ‘Khush Naseeb’ (1964) she is probably much better known as a temptress or villain in the likes of ‘Baghdad Ka Jaadu’ (1956), ‘Zimbo’ (1958), ‘Police Station’ (1959), ‘Lady Of The Lake’ (1960), ‘Jaadu Mahal’ (1962) or dozens of similar action, horror and fantasy films.

Her debut came in the film ‘Girls School’ (1949), which also featured newcomers Geeta Bali and Shashikala, after which she appeared in ‘Nao’, which actually ended up in theaters first, releasing in 1948, just two months after her film ‘Intezaar’ (1948) was released. Film ‘Girls School’ was stalled due to the dispute between Amiya Chakravarty and Anil Biswas.

Krishna Kumari’s career lasted 20 years, and during that time she managed to chalk up an impressive amount of credits, even if most of the pictures she made were not considered important by critics. She acted in 117 films. Her first film on screen was ‘Intezaar’ (1948) and last film was ‘Jung Aur Aman’ (1968).

Hiralal is a familiar face to every fan of vintage Bollywood as he played countless character parts, often as the villain, in literally hundreds of films both big and small.

He was born Hiralal Thakur on March 14, 1912 in Lahore (now part of Pakistan) and began his career in silent films with AR Kardar’s ‘Safdar Jung’ which was released in 1930, while his second film, ‘Daughters of Today’, actually made it to movie theaters first, in 1929. He was under contract to United Players Corporation and made several silent pictures for them before making the transition to sound and moving on to other studios for films like ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932), ‘Seeta’ (1934), and ‘Blood Feud’ (1935).

Some of his notable fantasy, sci-fi and horror films include ‘Khooni Jadugar’ (1939), ‘Arabian Nights’ (1946), ‘Mehbooba’ (1954), ‘Hatimtai Ki Beti’ (1955), ‘Roop Basant’ (1955), ‘Sakhi Hatim‘ (1955), ‘Shah Behram‘ (1955), ‘Indra Sabha’ (1956), ‘Shaan-e-Hatim’ (1958), ‘Dr. Z  (1959), Dr. Shaitan (1960),  Jadoo Mahal (1962), Flying Man (1965), Gumnaam (1965), Sindbad, Alibaba and Alladin (1965), Love and Murder‘ (1966), ‘Sheba and Hercules’ (1967), and ‘Alibaba’ (1976). Hiralal worked continuously until his death on June 27, 1982.

He had worked in 203 films. His first film was ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932) and last film was ‘Kaalia’ (1981).

Now let us enjoy the comedy song from film ‘Doctor Z’. This was filmed on Sunder and Nasreen. This duet is sung by Balbir and Geeta Dutt.

(Thanks to Mike Barnum ji, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Flash Back, vol I-Isak Mujawar, HFGK, MuVyz and my notes.)

 

Song – Main Hoon Bhaiya Dim Timkar  (Doctor Z) (1959) Singer – Balbir, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, Music – Manohar
Balbir + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

itna akad mat
arey mujh se jhagad mat
baat nahin ye achhi
dil ko jakad mat
mujh pe bigad mat
preet meri hai sachchi
zara muskaaye di ho
dil ko khilaaye di ho
zulm karat kyon dil par..rr
main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

pyaar jataa mat
zyaada mujhko banaa mat
matlab ki sab yaari
nazren phira mat
haaye re haaye dil ko jalaa mat
kuchh to dikha dildaari
mera naam lio nahin
aisa kabhi kio nahin
varna to jayi ho mar mar
main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

dil tera ghar hai
meri jaan tera hi jigar hai
tujh pe sab kurbaan
pyaar ka asar hai
jhoomti nazar hai
hanste hain armaan
aaj mera dil gaya
to se jaa ke mil gayaa
hui bina judaa dam bhar

main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

lar lar lallaa pam pam pam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

इतना अकड़ मत
अरे मुझ से झगड़ मत
बात नहीं ये अच्छी
दिल को जकड़ मत
मुझ पे बिगड़ मत
प्रीत मेरी है सच्ची
ज़रा मुस्काए दी हो
दिल को खिलाये दी हो
ज़ुल्म करत क्यों दिल पर॰॰र्र
मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

प्यार जता मत
ज़्यादा मुझको बना मत
मतलब की सब यारी
नज़रें फिरा मत
हाय रे हाए दिल को जला मत
कुछ तो दिखा दिलदारी
मेरा नाम लियो नहीं
ऐसा कभी कियो नहीं
वरना तो जई हो मर मर
मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

दिल तेरा घर है
मेरी जान तेरा ही जिगर है
तुझ पे सब क़ुर्बान
प्यार का असर है\
झूमती नज़र है
हँसते हैं अरमान
आज मेरा दिल गया
तो से जा के मिल गया
हुई बिना जुदा दम भर

मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

लर लर लल्ला पम पम पम


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

Blog Day : 3771 Post No. : 14747

Aah haa haa, what fun – “हम भी अगर बच्चे होते॰ ॰ ॰” and all the rest of the exuberant pandemonium that is involved in being a child – does it not give you a high of the mischievous anarchy that we have always enjoyed; sometimes secretly and most of the time overtly – “ना नौकरी की चिंता, ना रोटी की फिकर”.

To the child in all of us, who never grows up. I am sure you all know such ’children’. And I am also sure we all are very well acquainted with the person we see every day in the mirror, no matter whether there is hair on the pate to comb or no. 🙂  I dearly remember one of the managers I have worked with in the US, completely bald but very energetic – he always introduced himself as – “. . . a five year old imprisoned in a sixty five year old body”. And then, of course, we have our dear Bakshish Singh ji, who proudly claims his age to be 22-and-a-half years, three months and a few days, whenever you may ask him. And he has a stay order from the Supreme Court to back his claim. Too sad that I met him ten years after he got his orders; my stay order (from the same Supreme Court) stands at 32. 😀 😀

Music, especially the evergreen HFM, surely does wonders – does is not?

Celebrating the Children’s Day today, 14th November, and greetings to all the ‘child’ readers and friends on this blog 🙂

Thinking about it puts a little dismay in my mind, that we have special days set aside to remind ourselves about things and facts and experiences, which actually are a matter of, rather a part and parcel of our everyday life. We have Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, and then we have Children’s Day. For the matter of celebration and to highlight this connection, it is okay that we have one day earmarked. But then we should also be aware of, and be celebrating these concepts everyday in our lives.

It is also the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of our country, after India became a free nation. Jawaharlal Nehru’s name got associated with this day, or rather the other way round – that his birthday was declared as the Children’s Day – for the recognition of his endearment to children, and his own professed acknowledgement that we need to celebrate the future leaders of this nation. Not to put any other twist on this thread, 🙂 I move on to the song being introduced with this post.

When you hear it, I am very sure the avid listeners of the radio will immediately recall this song. It used to be played often, especially on today’s day, and was a favorite. For a few months now, some of the regular visitor’s to my YT channel have been requesting for this song to be uploaded. This started after I uploaded another song from this film – ‘Hamaara Ghar’ from 1964 – “Chale Hawa Purvaai”. When I uploaded this song on 18th Jun last year, I got many requests to upload the song we are discussing today. Somehow, I just held on to those requests, wanting to bring this song online on this day. I missed the event of last year, and so the regular procrastination 😦  made me put it off for one full year.

The jingle that this song is, brings to mind many such jingles from the earlier days, when we had many group games which had songs attached to them. Here in north India, there are many such jingles part of the common folklore, such as “Kokila Chhupake Jumme Raat Aayi Hai. . .” (“कोकिला छुपाके जुम्मे रात आई है॰ ॰ ॰”), and “Aat Qila Bhai Baat Qila. . .” (“आटकिला भई बाटकिला, भई आमों वाली कोठरी॰ ॰ ॰”), and “Poshampa Bhai Poshampa, Daakuon Ne Kya Kiya. . .” (“पोशम्पा भई पोशम्पा, डाकुओं ने क्या किया॰ ॰ ॰”) etc. And ah yes, a very familiar one which we borrowed from the Britishers – “Ring a Ring o’ Roses, Pocket Full of Posies. . .”. Maybe some readers (five year olds struggling inside much older bodies) will recall these songs. And I am sure there are similar such game jingles popular in all regions in our vast sub continent. We used to sing these songs as we played the corresponding games – a group of 10 to 20 kids, all intent on having just fun. Sadly, the newer generation of youngsters hardly gets together to play such games, or make up such newer jingles. It surely is a lot of fun. 🙂

This particular jingle, apparently played as a child game, tells about one huffy-puffy arrogant royalty, who probably is not friendly with the people, and the people then teach him a lesson by putting a restriction on his food supply. And so the singers of this song tease this royalty and show him their thumbs (“ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰”) while singing that now you go and eat your gold and diamonds, and that you are going to regret this arrogance; you will not be served bread (“रोटी”). In the second stanza, now the people are teasing that the royalty does not want to do any work, and so they will have to survive on dust and stones; they shall still not be served any bread. Then, in the third stanza, the people are singing that at last the royalty has come out of their palace, and are being remorseful and apologetic; so they are made to dance while holding their ears, and sing while holding their nose. And only then, having danced and sung as such, will they be given “रोटी” to eat.

Although presented as this delightful children’s song, this jingle surely is a stark comment on the social divide that exists in the society, telling about the arrogance of the so called ‘haves’, who in reality are not in a position to even feed themselves without the effort and assistance of the ‘have nots’, and the actual strength of the so called ‘have nots’ in being able to produce and provide that which is the most crucial thing required for survival – “रोटी”.

And to be so expected, given that this jingle is written by Ali Sardar Jafri. From his earliest days of creativity even as a student at Aligarh Muslim University, where he came under the influence of such progressive poets as Josh Malihabadi, Jigar Moradabadi and Firaaq Gorakhouri. He was also seriously influenced by the Communist ideology, and was expelled on account of being arrested by the British Govt., for writing anti-war poetry and being the secretary of the students wing of the Congress party. He later completed his studies from Zakir Hussain College, Delhi, and Lucknow University. He was a very active member of the Progressive Writers Movement and the IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association).

His works as a lyricist in Hindi films include ‘Naya Tarana’ (1943), ‘Dharti Ke Lal’ (1946), ‘Zalzala’ (1952), ‘Pardesi’ (1957), ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’ (1963), ‘Aasmaan Mahal’ (1965), and ‘Naxalite’ (1980). Between 1948 and 1978 he published eight poetry collections, which include, ‘Nai Duniya Ko Salaam’ (‘Salute to the New World’) (1948), ‘Khoon Ki Lakeer’ (‘A Line Of Blood’), ‘Amn Ka Sitara’ (‘Star Of Peace’), ‘Asia Jaag Utha’ (‘Asia Awakes’) (1951), ‘Patthar Ki Deewar’ (‘Wall Of Stone’) (1953), ‘Ek Khwab Aur’ (‘One More Dream’), ‘Pairahan e Sharar’ (‘The Robe of Sparks’) (1965) and ‘Lahu Pukarta Hai’ (‘The Blood Calls’) (1965). These were followed by ‘Awadh Ki Khae e Haseen’ (‘Beautiful Land of Awadh’), ‘Subhe Farda’ (‘Tomorrow Morning’), ‘Mera Safar’ (‘My Journey’) and his last anthology entitled ‘Sarhad’.

This last collection of poetry was carried by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his bus journey to Lahore in 1999. Atal ji had invited Jafri to accompany him on this trip but ill health prevented him from doing so. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee made history when he presented ‘Sarhad’, as a national gift, to the then prime minister of Pakistan, Janaab Nawaz Sharif, during the historic Lahore Summit, in February 1999. It was a milestone in Jafri’s life.
[Note: ‘Sarhad’ has also been produced as an audio album dedicated to Indo-Pakistan amity. It is produced by Squadron Leader Anil Sehgal and is composed and sung by ‘Bulbul e Kashmir’ Seema Anil Sehgal.]

In the course of his literary career spanning five decades, Jafri has also edited poetry anthologies of Sant Kabir, Mir Taqi Mir, Mirza Ghalib and Meera Bai with his own introductions. He also produced a documentary film ‘Kabir, Iqbal and Freedom’. In the 1990s, he produced two television serials, both of which were runaway successes – the 18-part ‘Kahkashaan’, based on the lives and works of seven Urdu poets of the 20th century he had known personally viz. Faiz Ahmead Faiz, Firaaq Gorakhpuri, Josh Malihabadi, Majaaz, Hasrat Mohani, Makhdoom Mohiuddin and Jigar Moradabadi; and ‘Mehfil e Yaaraan’ in which he interviewed people from different walks of life. Both serials had tremendous mass appeal. He was also the editor and publisher of ‘Guftagu’, one of the leading Urdu literary magazines of the Indian sub-continent. His works have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages.

In 1998, Jafri became the third Urdu poet to receive the Jnanpith Award (for 1997), after Firaq Gorakhpuri (in 1969) and Qurratulain Hyder (in 1989). He was also the recipient of several other significant awards and honours, including Padma Shri (1967), Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1971), the Gold Medal for Iqbal Studies (in 1978, from the Pakistan Government), the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award for poetry, the Makhdoom Award, the Faiz Ahmad Faiz Award, the Iqbal Samman Award from the Madhya Pradesh government and the Sant Dyaneshwar Award from the Maharashtra government. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) conferred a doctorate (D.Litt.) on him in 1986, fifty years after he was expelled from the university.

He passed away on Aug 1, 2000, in Mumbai.

As I was listening to this song in preparation for this article, the wording and the theme contained within took my mind back to a short story written by Leo Tolstoy. This story was part of our prose text book in probably the seventh or eighth grade. The story, titled ‘Ivan, the Fool’, tells the tale of an uneducated, unlettered farmer named Ivan, whom the local populace always referred to as ‘the Fool’. But in his ignorance of formal education and lack of erudition, lies the rustic wisdom of the land, and the nature. He has a sister named Martha, who is a mute. And there is a rule in their house. Only those who have done hard labor are allowed to sit at the table at mealtimes. Martha actually physically examines the hands of new visitors and guests, and if she finds no calluses on the hands of any person, that person will not be allowed to sit at the table and will not be given food. The story gets interesting when the Devil himself comes to the village, and tries to test Ivan and to sway him with promises of riches etc. The ignoramus that Ivan is, plays by the simple rules of his life, and the Devil has to depart, because he gets no food to eat while in the village, as per the rule of Martha.

This story, dated 1886, is a very interesting read. It highlights the concept of dignity of labor, and work is worship – a very striking reflection of the principles of communism which are enunciated in the ‘The Communist Manifesto’, authored by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848. ‘The Manifesto’ has been acclaimed as the most influential political document in the 19th and 20th century time period, and it presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production. The industrial revolution was underway in Europe, and the exploitation of the masses as poor laborers by the rich industrialists, once again sparked into very sharp focus, the eternal divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’.

Reading between the lines, this children’s song is quietly characterizing that very thought. Starting from ‘The Manifesto’, into the tale of ‘Ivan the Fool’, and then reaching into this jingle – the verses tell us of the ‘royalty’ that shirks any hard labor – “राजा जी पछताएंगे, काम से जान चुराएँगे” as a result of which, they will not get anything to eat – “सूखी मिट्टी फांकेंगे, कंकर पत्थर खाएँगे”. Then, when the royalty descends from their palaces, as expresses their apologies to the people, then they will get food – “नाक पकड़ कर गाएँगे, तब वो रोटी पाएंगे”. A utopia painted that actually carries a very important lesson for children, at least – to understand the value of hard work and to respect the hard work of others. Many, many hats off to Ali Sardar Jafri, to bring this message down to such simplicity, that it leaves you wonder struck and speechless.

I bring in some excerpts of the details about this film and its songs, from the article that I had written in Jun 2017, for the debut song of this film – “Chale Hawa Purvaai”.

“Shehar Aur Sapna”, the 1963 production by Abbas Sb, which focused on migrant population and housing problem in the city of Bombay, had won the National Award for the Best Film of the year. Apparently, at the function where the award was given, the then prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, requested Abbas Sb for a film for children. It seems that Abbas Sb took on that request almost immediately, because the film ‘Hamaara Ghar’ was released in the very next year i.e. 1964. This year was also when Nehru ji passed away (on 27th May). I have not been able to locate the information about the release date of this film, and whether Nehru ji was able to see this film, that was produced by Abbas Sb at his request.

The star cast of this film includes Sonal Mehta, Yasmeen, Rekha Rao, Tanya Siraaj, Pasha Azeem, Deepak Prasad, Sunil Kaushik, Noel Moses, Jai Prakash Narula, Maruti, Narayan Devanpalli, Levi Aaron, Ghanshyam Rohera, Nana Palsikar, Surekha, Dilip Raj, Anwar Abbas, Meena Abbas, and Yunus Parvez. As one reads this list, one can make out that the first many names are likely child artists, who are the lead performers in this film. Incidentally, the name Sunil Kaushik is of the second son of JP Kaushik, the music director for this film. Also, if I am not mistaken, the name Pasha Azeem is of Abbas Sb’s son.

This social drama is a film on national integration, at the level of children. I am able to locate a poster of this film online. The poster, all in tones of light blue, depicts a row of thirteen children, boys and girls, standing in ankle deep waves on a beach, and the name of the film is written in the sky background, in all languages of India. The caption at the bottom says – “A Film For Children Of All Ages”. Abbas Sb in his element of social responsibility, as always.

The film has six songs, five of them are penned by Ali Sardar Jafri. The sixth is the song “Saare Jahaan Se Achha. . .” written by the legendary Iqbal. Music is by Jag Phool Kaushik, the music director who started his film career with Abbas Sb for his 1963 film ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’. On the blog “Beete Huye Din” by Shishir Krishna Sharma, I am able to locate a detailed write up on this music director. An interesting trivia to note is that Anil Biswas was the resident music director for all films of Abbas Sb, before 1963. In fact, at the first instance, when JP Kaushik went to meet Abbas Sb with a reference, seeking work as a music director, he was told that Anil Biswas had already started to work on this particular film. Later, I assume that as Anil Da moved to New Delhi, likely during the production time of this film, the work for music direction was given to JP Kaushik. As I read in this blog, two songs for this film were already recorded by Anil Da, but later both of them were not used in the film. It would be interesting to track down the whereabouts of these songs, which I would like to designate as rarities, on account of circumstances.

The Geet Kosh lists only the name Vijaya Majumdar as the singer in this song accompanied by chorus. However, as we listen to this song, we are able to make out at least two more unidentified child voices – and another unidentified male voice. The music is so minimal. The only instruments one can make out are a dholak, a flute, and clapping of hands. With just using these devices, and a very interesting use of singing voices and chorus, a really delightful song has come into being.

A dedication to the forever child – onwards and upwards. And greetings to all the children on this musical bandwagon. 😉

[Author’s Note: Parts of this article, relating to Ali Sardar Jafri, are adapted from the material available in Wikipedia.]

 


Song – Raja ji Pachhtaayenge, Royenge Aur Gaayenge (Hamaara Ghar) (1964) Singer – Vijaya Majumdar, Unidentified Child Voice 1, Unidentified Child Voice 2, Unidentified Male Voice, Lyrics – Ali Sardar Jafri, MD – JP Kaushik
Chorus

Lyrics

raja ji pachhtaayenge
royenge aur gaayenge
sona chaandi niglenge
heere moti khaayenge
ho ooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
thengaa. . .
thengaa. . .

raja ji pachhtaayenge
kaam se jaan churaaenge
sookhi mitti phaankenge
kankar pathar khaayenge
ho ooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
thengaa. . .
thengaa. . .

raja ji pachhtaayenge
mahal se baahar aayenge
kaan pakal kal naachenge
naak pakad kar gaayenge
ho ooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
naak pakad kar gaayenge
tab wo roti paayenge
aji tab wo roti paayenge
aji tab wo roti paayenge
aji tab wo roti paayenge
balle balle balle balle balle
chhoo-na-eena
o ho
chhoo-na-eena
o ho
chhoo-na-eena
o ho
chhoo-na-eena
o ho
hoooommoooomm
hoooommoooomm
[more playful noises]

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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राजा जी पछताएंगे
रोएँगे और गाएँगे
सोना चाँदी निगलेंगे
हीरे मोती खाएँगे
हो ओss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰
ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰

राजा जी पछताएंगे
काम से जान चुराएँगे
सूखी मिट्टी फांकेंगे
कंकर पत्थर खाएँगे
हो ओss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰
ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰

राजा जी पछताएंगे
महल से बाहर आएंगे
कान पकल कल नाचेंगे
नाक पकड़ कर गाएँगे
हो ओss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
नाक पकड़ कर गाएँगे
तब वो रोटी पाएंगे
अजी तब वो रोटी पाएंगे
अजी तब वो रोटी पाएंगे
अजी तब वो रोटी पाएंगे
बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले
छूनईना
ओ हो
छूनईना
ओ हो
छूनईना
ओ हो
छूनईना
ओ हो
हूम्मूम्म
हूम्मूम्म
[खिलवाड़ का शोर]


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3758 Post No. : 14728

Happy November to Atuldom

Start of the winters. Bangalore has suddenly turned colder post Navaratri and gearing up for the next most important festival in India – Deepawali.

‘Saajan Bina Suhaagan’ – released in 1978 – was produced and directed by Saawan Kumar Tak. The songs were written by Indeevar and music was by Usha Khanna. When I had heard the songs of this movie I had imagined Usha Khanna to be a rather young person. It was much later I became enlightened that she was also the music director for another set of songs which I love to hear – songs from ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959). But that is not the purpose of this post.

The reason for this post is the small girl in the song who turns a year older today. She must have been all of 11 or 12 at the time of this movie. Movies used to take close to a year or two to complete those days not like present times when we hear of start to finish schedules and the movie quickly reaching the finish-line i.e. the cinema theatre. There were many reasons for the movies of the past taking time to complete and many of those reasons are not there nowadays. I don’t intend to go into the technique changes that film making has undergone.

So, the little girl of the song – Bulbul (Padmini Kolhapure) – is the pet of her parents and sisters. She is in love with her piano and loves to sing. And all is well in paradise till the father (Shreeram Lagoo) finds he is terribly ill and decides to go away from the family to undergo treatment. The mother (Nutan) also is aware of this but keeps it a secret from her daughters. Most of the movie is devoted to showing how the mother copes with the situation and how she has to also shield her daughter Bulbul from any traumatic news as she (Bulbul) too has a congenital heart problem- “hole in the heart” as the movie says. Further problems arise when one hospital ward attenant (TP Jain) starts blackmailing the mother about revealing all secrets to the children. The movie moves on to show how Nutan copes with a sick Bulbul, marriage of the elder daughter Basanti (Radhika Bartake) and a murder charge – Nutan murders TP Jain. So that is a fair idea about the movie.

Today’s song has Barkha (Aarthi Chopra) and Bulbul (Padmini) bullying their “hone waale Jeeja ji” (Vinod Mehra) who is sporting enough to agree to all the pre-wedding conditions that the saalis lay out. Suresh Wadkar, Anuradha Paudwal (who has turned 64 a few days back) and Dilraj Kaur are the playback singers.

So, the little Bulbul – Padmini Kolhapure – is a grown up lady now. She has a large number of movies in her repertoire where she has been a co-actor to most of stalwarts of Bollywood. She has been around since 1974, took a brief sabbatical after her son was born and returned to movies and television; this time playing roles of mother etc. to actors like Shahid Kapoor. And to think she is only as old as the Khans who are still playing the male lead.

Here is wishing the little Padmini a very Happy Birthday.

 

Song – Jeeja Ji Jeeja Ji Hone Waale Jija ji (Sajaan Bina Suhaagan) (1978) Singer – Anuradha Paudwal, Dilraj Kaur, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Usha Khanna
Anuradha Paudwal + Dilraj Kaur
Unidentified Female Voice

Lyrics

jeeja ji jija ji
hone waale jija ji
jeeja ji jija ji
hone waale jija ji
shaadi ke phere hai saat
aur hamaari shartein saat
tumko ho manzoor agar
tabhi milega didi ka haath
ah jeeja ji jija ji
hone waale jija ji
jeeja ji jija ji
honewaale jija ji

pehli shart aapko bata dein
ke didi khaana nahi pakaayegi
arre is ki mujhe paravaah nahi
hotel se khaana manga loonga
o doosri ye shart hai hamaari
ke nain kisi se nahin ladaoge
arre deewana hoon
in nainon ka
in se main nain ladaoonga
saali ho saali ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waali saali ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
jeeja ji jija ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waale jija ji (paa paa paa papa paa)

teesri ye shart hai hamaari
ke seedhe daftar se ghar aaoge
oye ghar ke siva
jaana kahaan
ghar me hi daftar bana loonga
aur chauthi shart hai hamaari
ki didi ko tum sari kamaai dogey
na rakhunga main
kuchh apne liye
sab kuch inhen
main de doonga
saali ho saali ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waali saali ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
jeeja ji jija ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waale jija ji (paa paa paa papa paa)

aur panchavi shart to suniye
didi jab bhi maike me jaayegi
to jaldi waapas nahin bulaaoge
arre gharwaali bin
ghabaraaya dil
toh saali ji tumko bula loonga
chhathi shart to suniye
didi ki taarif mein hamesha
nayi kavita roz sunaoge
kavita meri
na bhayegi to 
tulsi ke dohe suna doonga
saatvin ye shart hai hamaari
ki didi bachchee nahin khilayegi
arre didi ko kasht
na doonga kabhi
bachchon ko khud hi sambhaaloonga

meri bhi ek shart suno ji
are bas, bas, bas
shaadi zara honey to do
jo bhi kahogi main maanoonga
biwi ho biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waali biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
biwi ho biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waali biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
biwi ho biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waali biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
biwi ho biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waali biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
biwi ho biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)
hone waali biwi ji (paa paa paa papa paa)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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जीजा जी जीजा जी
होने वाले जीजा जी
जीजा जी जीजा जी
होने वाले जीजा जी
शादी के फेरे हैं सात
और हमारी शर्तें सात
तुमको हो मंजूर अगर
तभी मिलेगा जीजी का हाथ
आह जीजा जी जीजा जी
होने वाले जीजा जी
जीजा जी जीजा जी
होने वाले जीजा जी

पहली शर्त आपको बता दें
के दीदी खाना नहीं पकाएगी
अरे इसकी मुझे परवाह नहीं
होटल से खाना मँगवा लूँगा
और दूसरी ये शर्त है हमारी
के नैन किसी से नहीं लड़ाओगे
अरे दीवाना हूँ
इन नैनों का
इनसे में नैन लड़ाऊँगा
साली हो साली जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाली साली जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
जीजा जी जीजा जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाले जीजा जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)

तीसरी ये शर्त है हमारी
के सीधे दफ्तर से घर आओगे
ओय घर के सिवा
जाना कहाँ
घर में ही दफ्तर बना लूँगा
और चौथी शर्त है हमारी
के दीदी को तुम सारी कमाई दोगे
ना रखूँगा मैं
कुछ अपने लिए
सब कुछ इन्हें
मैं दे दूँगा
साली हो साली जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाली साली जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
जीजा जी जीजा जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाले जीजा जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)

और पाँचवी शर्त तो सुनिए
दीदी जब भी माएके में जाएगी
तो जल्दी वापस नहीं बुलाओगे
अरे घरवाली बिन घबराया दिल
तो साली जी तुमको बुला लूँगा
छटी शर्त तो सुनिए
दीदी की तारीफ में हमेशा
नई कविता रोज़ सुनाओगे
कविता मेरी
ना भाएगी तो
तुलसी के दोहे सुना दूँगा
सातवीं ये शर्त है हमारी
के दीदी बच्चे नहीं खिलाएगी
अरे दीदी को कष्ट
ना दूँगा कभी
बच्चों को खुद हि संभालूँगा
साली हो साली जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाली साली जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
जीजा जी जीजा जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाले जीजा जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)

मेरी भी इक शर्त सुनो जी
अरे बस बस बस
शादी ज़रा
होने तो दो
जो भी कहोगी
मैं मानूँगा
बीवी हो बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाली बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
बीवी हो बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाली बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
बीवी हो बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाली बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
बीवी हो बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाली बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
बीवी हो बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)
होने वाली बीवी जी
(पा पा पा पा पा)


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

Blog Day : 3737 Post No. : 14688

This song from the film Suhaag  (1979) has been waiting in my drafts for a long time now. It is a group song based on Punjabi folk and a popular one at that.

It so happened that when I saw Peevesie’s Mom’s post yesterday on Rekha’s birthday, got an idea in the mind to do a post for Amitabh & Rekhas birthday together with a song of both of them.  There are a lot of songs featuring these two as a couple yet to be posted in the blog.

Somehow I  thought of the song “Naam Re. . . Sabse Bada Tera Naam, O Sheronwaali” from Suhaag, as a trio celebration of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s birthdays plus Navratri.  But when I looked up the movie in the list, this song is already posted by Peevesie’s Mom in 2016. So that choice got ruled out.

Further yesterday was blue day for Navratri, there was a photo session of all ladies in the office, which is the norm all over nowadays in Mumbai offices at least. A colleague made a collage of those photos and put it on the status of the office ladies whatsapp group. It so happened she had mistakenly included one group photograph from another office.

When I pointed it out to her, she said “galti se ho gaya re. . .” . I asked my husband if there was a song with the word ‘galti‘ , he said there was no such song but there is a song with the word ‘bhool‘,  e.g. “Hum Se Bhool Ho Gayee Hum Ka Maafi Dai Do” (‘Ram Balram’, 1980). I remembered the song “Hum Se Ka Bhool Hui Jo Ye Sazaa Hum Ko Mili” (‘Janta Hawaldar’, 1979). But since the song from ‘Ram Balram’ has both Rekha & Amitabh I shared the link to that song in the group. I am appreciated for thinking of a song at the drop of a hat, since we have a Hindi film song for all moments and occasions. I have reliable help in this endeavor, what with my husband being a filmy buff, YouTube etc. 🙂

So back to the song – today is yellow day and in this song at least Parveen Babi can be seen in full yellow, sunny splendour. And it has both Rafi  & Asha Singing for Amitabh & Rekha.  Asha Bhosle in giving playback to Parveen Babi too and Shailendra Singh is doing the honours for Shashi Kapoor. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist for this song composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Amitabh Bachchan is in disguise in this song to hide his identity from friend Shashi Kapoor, which is uncovered at the end of the song by Shashi Kapoor. Overall a colourful and enjoyable song to suit a celebratory occasion.

This bhangra song is filmed in the old Blighty’s Hyde Park – London, if I am not mistaken.


Song – Teri Rabb Ne Bana Di Jodi (Suhaag) (1979) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle (for Rekha), Asha Bhosle (for Parveen Babi), Shailendra Singh, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyaarelal
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
teri rabb ne banaa di jodi 
tu haan kar ya na kar yaaraa
o yaaraa
ye bole jogi ka iktaaraa ho..oo 

o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi 
tu haan kar ya na kar yaaraa
o yaaraa
yeh bole jogi ka ik taaraa ho..oo 

kya bole teraa iktaaraa
kya bole
o kya bole teraa iktaaraa
mujhe kya lena hai jogi
o jogi ee 
meri shaadi marzi se hogi..ee
ho..oo

kya karne hain ghode haathi..ee
kya karne hain baaraati 
nainon ki is doli mein..ea
chal mujhe bittha le saathi
ke aisi ladki kahaan milti hai
gudiya ki tarah hilti hai
din raat tadapte hain bhanwre
tab ek kali khilti hai
hatt
jaao mujhe jaane do..oo
hatt jaao 
o hatt jaao mujhe jaane do
na khankaao khan khan kangana aa
o kangana
mujhe nahin ban’na tera sajna..aa
ho..oo

pehle kyun aankh ladaayi
gori ki neend churaayi
pehle kyun aankh ladaayi
gori ki neend churaayi
kar ke badnaam kisi ko..oo
banata hai ab harjaayi
iss jatt yamle se darna 
ab tu inkaar na karna
chup kar ke ban ja dulha
ye laathi dekh le varna
mat baandho zabardasti se..ea
mat baandho
o mat baandho zabardasti se
mere sar sehre ki ladiyaan
o ladiyaan 
tumhen lag jaayengi hathkadiyaan..aan
ho..oo 

sach bole duniyaa saari..ee
ye ishq buri beemari
tu ne mera dil todaa..aa
mar jaaun maar kataari
chal chhod isey deewani..ee
mat kar barbaad jawaani
laakhon hain is ke jaise
laakhon mein ek tu raani

saun rabb di main mar jaawaan
o saun rabb di
o saun rabb di main mar jaawaan
ladaaayi thhi ye to jhoothi
o jhoothi..ee
pehen le pyaar ki ye angoothi..ee
ho..oo
teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne

o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तू हाँ कर या ना कर यारा
ओ यारा
ये बोले जोगी का इकतारा हो॰॰ओ

ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तू हाँ कर या ना कर यारा
ओ यारा
ये बोले जोगी का इकतारा हो॰॰ओ

क्या बोले तेरा इकतारा
क्या बोले
ओ क्या बोले तेरा इकतारा
मुझे क्या लेना है जोगी
ओ जोगी॰॰ई
मेरी शादी मर्ज़ी से होगी॰॰ई
हो॰॰ओ

क्या करने हैं घोड़े हाथी॰॰ई
क्या करने हैं बाराती
नैनों की इस डोली में
चल मुझे बिठा ले साथी
के ऐसी लड़की कहाँ मिलती है
गुड़िया की तरह हिलती है
दिन रात तड़पते हैं भँवरे
तब एक काली खिलती है
हट्ट॰॰ जाओ मुझे जाने दो
हट जाओ
ओ हट जाओ मुझे जाने दो
ना खनकाओ खन खन कंगना
ओ कंगना
मुझे नहीं बनना तेरा सजना॰॰आ
हो॰॰ओ

पहले क्यों आँख लड़ाई
गोरी की नींद चुराई
पहले क्यों आँख लड़ाई
गोरी की नींद चुराई
कर के बदनाम किसी को
बंता है अब हरजाई
इस जट्ट यमले से डरना
अब तू इंकार ना करना
चुप कर के बन जा दूल्हा
ये लाठी देख ले वरना
मत बांधो ज़बरदस्ती से
मत बांधो
ओ मत बांधो ज़बरदस्ती से
मेरे सर सेहरे की लड़ियाँ
ओ लड़ियाँ
तुम्हें लग जाएंगी हथकड़ियाँ॰॰आं
हो॰॰ओ

सच बोले दुनिया सारी
ये इश्क़ बुरी बीमारी
तू ने मेरा दिल तोड़ा॰॰आ
मर जाऊँ मार कटारी
चल छोड़ इसे दीवानी॰॰ई
मत कर बर्बाद जवानी
लाखों हैं इस के जैसे
लाखों में एक तू रानी
सौं रब्ब दी मैं मर जांवाँ
ओ सौं रब्ब दी
ओ सौं रब्ब दी मैं मर जांवाँ
लड़ाई थी ये तो झूठी
ओ झूठी॰॰ई
पहन ले प्यार की ये अंगूठी॰॰ई
हो॰॰ओ

तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने


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

Blog Day : 3653 Post No. : 14508

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 14
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This Blog is completing 10 years on 19th July 2018.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Blog and CONGRATULATIONS for ATUL ji.

I have yet to come across a similar blog which is running smoothly for 10 years, earning readers’ love and participation to an unbelievable level. The blog has created its own world of ATULITES, consisting of contributors of articles, lyrics, data supply, silent workers behind the limelight, who keep the blog’s non working videos replaced, untiringly and well wishers. The ATULITES run a WA group, meet at different locations in India (Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Lucknow) from time to time and otherwise keep connected with emails and phone calls. This is an exceptional example, how people of diverse interests-vocations-locations and different age groups stick together with the central magnet of what is called as ‘atulsongaday,’.

It is something beyond mere love of music. It is the result of Atul ji’s leadership that has kept this flock together for such a long period. To assist him, help him and lending a hand is dear Sudhir ji, whose role in keeping in touch with all members is unparalleled.

I came across this blog somewhere in the end of 2010, ending my newly learnt surfing journey here only. I had found a one spot treasure of old songs and information on old films – the people, the times and the stories thereof. My first article came up on 1-10-2012, because of Atul ji’s encouragement and it still continues. The blog has really taught me “It is never too late to turn a new page in the book of life”. It gave me a new identity and a name in the like minded groups, sites and blogs on the Internet. It also gave me new friends.

I take this opportunity to wish the blog many many happy returns of the day (19th July ) and many more milestones. I also wish Atul ji all the best in this enterprise.

BOMBAY (today’s Mumbai) has always been an attraction for people in India. It is considered a ‘mayanagari‘, a ‘swapnanagari‘, where the dreams of hard working talented people can come true. Not every person is a success story but maximum success stories in India have taken place here, in almost every field. When the film industry started blooming and job opportunities opened up in this new field, there was a new destination for people with ambitions and dreams.

There was a trend that aspirants from every corner of India would run away from their town to Bombay, in search and hope of better life. In fact, for all lost children, the search would start from Bombay first. Khalid Hasan, the famous journalist from Pakistan had written in The Friday Times, Lahore, “I love the Qaid e Azam, but what sort of a country he has given us ! There is nowhere for young boys and girls to run to now !!”

This is sufficient to endorse that Bombay was the most desired destination. Today’s song is selected, because in it the singer expresses his desire to go to Bombay. He says, “Bambai ko chalo Bambai ko”. This song is from film ‘Kirti’ from 1942. It was written by Pt. Phani. The music was by Harischandra Bali and it was sung by a most unexpected actor Mithu Miyan. No information about this actor is available. This may not be his real name also. As per records, he seems to have acted in 32 films, from ‘Lutaru Lalna’ (1932) to ‘Alibaba And 40 Thieves’ (1966).

The cast of the film is listed as Lalita Pawar, Jairaj, Sunalini Devi, Jagdish Sethi, Mithu Miyan etc. The film was directed by VM aka Dada Gunjal and the MD was Harishchandra Bali aka HC Bali.

HC Bali was born on 10-3-1906 at Jalandhar, Punjab. He received early training in music from Pt Tola Ram and Ustad Maula Baksh of Talwandi Gharana. He was also a desciple of Bhaskerbua Bakhle and Pt Dilip Chandra Vedi. He adopted their styles. Bali came to Bombay. He entered film by acting as a Hero in film ‘Naksh e Sulemani’ (1933). In later life also he acted in few more films. As an MD, his first film was ‘Aurat Ka Dil’ (1933) and last film was ‘Janata’ (1947). He gave music to 26 films. Among these were first films of Prof Pt Ramanand Sharma, ‘Watan Parast’ (1934), first film of actress Pramila, ‘Bhikharin’ (1935), first film of Debaki Bose in Bombay, ‘Jeewan Natak’ (1935). In film ‘Pati Patni’ (1939), Naushad was his assistant and composed few songs also. In 1942, Bali gave music to ‘Aple Ghar’ (1942), the Marathi verion of ‘Apna Ghar’ (1941). He was the MD for the last film of Vishnupant Pagnis, ‘Mahatma Vidur’ (1943) and in film ‘Janata’ (1947), he gave opportunity to lyricist Rajendra Krishna for the first time.

Bali also gets the credit for bringing KL Saigal to limelight. Both he and Saigal were from Jalandhar. When Saigal was in Calcutta for his job as a typewriter salesman, Bali was living with RC Boral. Bali told Boral about Saigal’s singing and the rest is history. Bali came into news in the late 1950s, when he said that Lata had sung 4 songs for his film ‘Seedha Rasta’ (1941) and thus claimed introducing her to the film singing. However, Lata clarified that till her father Dinanath’s death in 1942, she was in Kolhapur and there was no question of her singing in films in 1941. Thus Bali’s claim got scuttled.

After 1947, Bali retired from films and returned to Jalandhar. He started his own Music School,’Sangeet Vihar’. He became famous as a Music Guru to many singers in later years. Bali also sang on radio and was an A grade artist of All India Radio. He also wrote few books on Music. ‘Sangeet Vigyan’ in 4 volumes and ‘Sangeet Prakash’ in Punjabi language. These books were published by Punjab State University Text Book Board in Chandigarh. Harishchandra Bali died on 24-6-1976 at Jalandhar.

Now let us know something about Sunalini Devi, the actress. She was born on 1-1-1896 in Hyderabad Deccan. Her father, Aghornath Chatopadhyay, a Bengali settled in Hyderabad, was a Sanjskrit scholar. He was proficient in 27 languages and was the first Indian to get the D.Sc. honour. Sunalini was the elder sister of Sarojini, who became Sarojini Naidu after her marriage.

Sunalini learnt music and dance from the age of three itself. Due to her sweet voice, she was called ‘Kokila’. It is to be noted that her younger sister Saojini Naidu was called ‘Nightingale of India’ ! It is unfortunate that the film industry did not use Sunalini’s music skill in her films and she sang just one song in her career in film ‘Raja Rani’ (1942).

Sunalini started acting in stage dramas from 1918. Her first movie was ‘Light of Asia’ which was released initially in Germany and Poland in 1925. Its restored version was released on 5th July 2001, in India. This film was made by Himanshu Rai. The film was shot in Lahore. It was a silent film on Gautama Buddh. Her first talkie film was ‘Veer Kunal’ (1932). She acted in 56 films. Mostly she was known for motherly roles only. She had, like her more eminent sister, married a south Indian Mr AS Rajan, a writer from Madras.

Some of her well known films are, ‘Aurat’ (1940), ‘Lalaji’ (1942), ‘Inkaar (1943)’, ‘Nai Roshni’ (1941), ‘Talaash’ (1952), ‘Bairam Khan’ (1946), ‘Tamasha’ (1952), ‘Dilruba’ (1950), ‘Malhar’ (1951) etc. She retired from films in 1956.

The film ‘Kirti had 12 songs. The singer Mithu Miyan and the film make their debut here on this 10th anniversary day of the blog

[Author’s Note: Credits- Film Directory, Wiki, HFGK, MuVyz, Dhunon Ki Yatra, Tradition of Hindi Music by Manorama Sharma, Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar Kosh, and my notes.]

 


Song – Bambai Ko Chalo Bambai Ko (Kirti) (1942) Singer – Mithu Miyan, Lyrics – Pt Phani, Music – Harishchandra Bali
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bhai bada shehar bambai
bhai bada shehar bambai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bambai shehar albela
albela
bambai shehar albela
sunder har (??) ka khela
sunder har (??) ka khela
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bada staashun bori bunder
bada staashun bori bunder
ghoomen chal ke us ke andar
ghoomen chal ke us ke andar
?? waali gaadi dekhen
uuu eee eee eee
?? waali gaadi dekhen
gali mohalle baadi dekhen
?? waali gaadi dekhen
gali mohalle baadi dekhen
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bambai ki sethani dekhen
bambai ki sethani dekhen..en..en
maarwaad ki rani dekhen
maarwaad ki rani dekhen
haiii haiii
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

kalkatte ka baabu dekhen
kalkatte ka baabu dekhen
kaashi ji ka sadhu dekhen
kaashi ji ka sadhu dekhen
haiii haiii
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bhai bada shehar bambai
bhai bada shehar bambai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बंबई शहर अलबेला
अलबेला
बंबई शहर अलबेला
सुंदर हर (??) का खेला
सुंदर हर (??) का खेला
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बड़ा सटेशन बोरी बंदर
बड़ा सटेशन बोरी बंदर
घूमें छलके उस के अंदर
घूमें छलके उस के अंदर
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
ऊ॰॰ऊई॰॰ई॰॰ई
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
गली मोहल्ले बाड़ी देखें
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
गली मोहल्ले बाड़ी देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बंबई की सेठानी देखें
बंबई की सेठानी देखें॰॰एं॰॰एं
मारवाड़ की रानी देखें
मारवाड़ की रानी देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

कलकत्ते का बाबू देखें
कलकत्ते का बाबू देखें
काशी जी का साधू देखें
काशी जी का साधू देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3649 Post No. : 14491

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 6
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

A special occasion calls for a special post – this was a point to be kept in mind when writing a post to mark 10 years of our pet-blog. It should not sound like any of the posts that I had written for the blog’s anniversary in the last few years- another thing to take care of.

Keeping these two main points in mind I have been ruminating about what to write for the last 20- 25 days. Added to this we get a mail from our Sudhir ji requesting the post to reach him well in advance so that posting on the blog can happen in a planned way and build-up the fervour to D-Day. And here I am on day 3653-3646 still writing.

What to write about and which song / movie to select was an issue which our Bharatbhai helped me resolve. I was glad to have been able to visit him on my recent trip to Mumbai. Sorry that it was not a four-cornered meet as Arunkumar ji was not in town and I was unable to contact Sadanand ji. I was dazed by Bharat Bhai’s passion for music irrespective of the genre though he has a soft-corner for classical, bhajans and lyrical stuff in addition to Lata Mangeshkar. And for the fifth or sixth time in my life I was awed by someone. It happened for the first time in 2014 when I visited Sudhir ji and saw his collection of music and books and music players. The feeling is repeated every time I have visited Arunkumar ji, Gajendra ji and Raja ji. Each of them has something in their dens that is eye-popping, one of the contributing factors to why I like visiting them. And I must thank Atul ji for starting the blog and bringing me in the same circle as these people.

So, as I said earlier Bharat Bhai has sowed the seed for this post and it might get to be a rather longish post if compared to all that I have ever written, so fellow-atulites please bear it and indulge me. 😊

I think I will say “once upon a time, not-so-long-ago” Atul ji started a blog by the name Atulsongaday on 19th July 2008. In that very same month, far, far away in another part of the country, a family shifted into a new city, new phase of life and a somewhat changed daily routine. Having moved into a new home the first 10-15 days just ran by in unpacking and setting up the house. In addition to helping the kids (who are now working adults) adjust to the lifestyle of the new city which is so spread out that in-spite of having more number of buses in its public transport fleet caters to fewer areas or people and make lesser number of trips as compared to our previous city – Mumbai. Then add to it the fact that suddenly the daughter and son were in different educational institutes, so different timings and work schedules fell in place. Oh, there was another thing to adjust to – the man of the house had his workplace within walking distance so after about 15 years I had the pleasure of company during lunchtimes.

When we were Mumbaikars we had developed the hobby of walking to the nearest cinema house whenever we felt like seeing a movie. This too changed in our new city – Bangalore (now the city is calling itself Bengaluru, even that has changed 😉). We found that the nearest cinema house was a good 5 kms away and was a multiplex; something we had not liked when in Mumbai as we felt that these places had hiked-up ticket charges (now multiplexes have become common and part of the movie-experience).

In the same month – July 2008 – Bollywood had about seven big releases meaning movies where a big banner, producer, director, or star – actors and actresses were involved. Namely ‘Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na’ starring newcomers Genelia D’Souza and Imran Khan; ‘Love Story 2050” with Priyanka Chopra in the lead; ‘Mehbooba’ with Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala (the last released movie with songs penned by Anand Bakshi); ‘Kismat Konnection’ with Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan; Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Contract’ (read about this movie as I was writing this); ‘Mission Istanbul’ starring Vivek Oberoi, Zayed Khan, Suneil Shetty etc. and ‘Money Hai Toh Honey Hai’ starring Govinda, Manoj Bajpai etc.

Of these the only movie that has stayed in my memory is ‘Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na’. Probably as this was the first movie which my kids went to see all by themselves in Bangalore, all cinema-going before that used to be family-affairs as I have said earlier. Another factor for it to remain in memory is the title which came from the popular song of the 70s. Then the music by AR Rehman was a standout which appealed to the young and the young-at-heart and the lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala were meaningful too. Along with a host of young actors the movie also had some new playback singers who have since gone on to sing many popular numbers and gained popularity themselves.

So, coming back to what I was telling, this movie released in the first week of July, and it was still there in the movie halls when my children decided to see it after we had finished settling in. It might have been 19th July since it was a Saturday (just checked on google) which used to be a half-working day at their colleges and I used to allow them to go for the evening show. (Is that why the blog began on 19th, being a Saturday?) So now I hope I have established the reason I chose this movie to debut here on the blog as compared to ‘Kismat Konnection’ or ‘Contract’ (both of which had released on 18th July 2008.)

“Jaane Tu … ya jaane na” was produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and was written and directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The cast included Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah ( appearing in a photo hanging on the wall, dressed in gallant Rathore-clan outfit), Anuradha Patel, Jayant Kripalani and Prateik Babbar with a horde of young actors who formed the group of friends of Genelia and Imran Khan. Paresh Rawal, Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan had guest appearances. The story is about two friends who don’t realise that they love each other but the enitre world around them is aware that they are meant for each other. The movie is about how the realization dawns on the two. Oh, the movie opens with the youngsters singing (rather tunelessly) the famous song “Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi” which just goes to show that youngsters do like the (not-so-old) song. 😊

So, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the blog, our shifting to Bengaluru and the movie itself here is the best party song that I can think of sung by Tanvi, Satish Subramaniam, Mohd Aslam, Darshana, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande (only recognisable name).

Happy Birthday ASAD. Let us have many more such anniversaries.

 

Song – Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na) (2008) Singer – Tanvi, Satish Subramaniam, Mohd Aslam, Darshana, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande, Lyrics – Abbas Tyrewala, MD – AR Rahman

Lyrics

(this is the future man)
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance

hai muscular
muscular
hai popular
popular
hai muscular
hai popular
spectacular
he’s a bachelor
he’s a bachelor
he’s a bachelor
pappu ki gaadi tez hai
pappu kudiyon main craze hai
pappu ki aankhen light blue
pappu dikhta angrez hai
angrez hai
rado ki ghadi haathon mein
perfume gucci waala
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu naach nahi sakta

wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey

tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
pappu can’t dance saala

wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na

paida pappu hua toh kismatein chamkin
aur uske munh main thi chaandi ki chamchi
he ye ye
pappu ke paas hai paisa
he ye ye
haathon ke mail ke jaisa
he ye ye he
pappu yaaron ka yaar hai
he ye ye ye
pappu hot hai smart hai
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay 
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu naach nahi sakta

tirikit daana na na na
tirikit daana na na na
tirikit daana na na na na
tirikit daana na na na

papa kehte hain bada naam karega
mera pappu toh aisa kaam karega
he ye ye
pappu ke paas hai mba
he ye ye
karta hai france mein holiday
he ye ye ye
pappu guitar bajaata hai
he ye ye he
jahaan jaata hai chhaa jaata hai
(scream)

but pappu can’t dance saala
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance
haay haay haay haay
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
haay haay haay haay
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
but pappu can’t dance saala

tirikit daana na na na na
tirikit daana na na na
but pappu naach nahin sakta
hey

tirikit dana tirikit daana ti ri dana (hai)
lets dance (hai)
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hai 
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hai 
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana

but pappu can’t dance saala


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