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

Blog Day : 3979 Post No. : 15066

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 3
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Okay, okay, just before you sit up and ask again – “ये क्या हो रहा है”, a quick reminder that we are into this series of repeat songs. This is the third episode today.

There are well known, as well as obscure, instances existing in which the reused songs appear in the list of the songs of the latter film. The reuse listing of the song can appear as it is – a few examples being,

  • “Gori Zulm Karey Zulf Ka Bikhar Jaana” – this song appears in the listings for the film ‘Main Aur Mera Bhai’ (1961) and the film ‘Pyaar Banaa Afsaana’, an unreleased film from 1960s.
  • The four songs of the film ‘Ram Rajya’ of 1943 are reused in the film ‘Ramayan’ of 1954
    “Beena Madhur-Madhur Kachhu Bol…”
    “Ajab Vidhi Ka lekh Kisi Se Padha Nahi Jaaye…”
    “Jhoole Mein Jhool Laal, Jhool Tu Jhool…”
    “Tyagmayi Tu Gayi, Teri Amar Bhaawna…”
    Note: The music director for both films is same – Shankar Rao Vyas; and the lyricist of these four songs is also the same – Ramesh Gupta.
  • “Beeti Jaat Barkha Ritu Saajan Nahin Aaye” – this song appears in the listings for the film ‘Muraad’ (1939) and the film ‘Dharam Bandhan’ (1940).
  • Four songs of an unreleased film ‘Parda’ from late 1940s are reused in the film ‘Achhaa ji’ of 1950
    ‘Taqraar Ko Badal Do Pyaar Mein, Na Karo Chhed Bekaar Mein…’
    ‘Bhool Hai Kisi Ko Apnana, Vichaaron Mein Basana…’
    ‘Kisi Ke Bholepan Ne… Mere Mann Ko Kheencha…’
    ‘Bhar Jaaye Aasmaan To Aahon Ki Kya Khata…’
    Note: The lyricist (Indiwar) and music director (Shyam Babu Pathak) are the same. The film director (SH Thirani) is also the same.
  • Six songs of the 1957 film ‘Pawanputra Hanuman’ have been reused in the 1969 film ‘Hanuman Chalisa’.
  • Strange occurrence – two films of the same year, 1958 – ‘Rifle Girl’ and ‘Miss Toofaan Mail’ share the song – “Bheegi Hawa Mausam Jawaan, Masti Mein Dooba Saara Jahaan…”.
  • Rare occurrence, the same song is used in three films. The song is “Bhiksha De De Maiya Pingla, Jogi Khada Hai Dwaar…”. The films are ‘Bharthari’ (1944), ‘Raajyogi Bharthari’ (1954), and ‘Gopichand Bharthari’ (1965). Lyricist identified for these songs is Pandit Indra.
  • The song “Bolo Jaywantrao Ek Naam Prem Bhara. . .” appears in ‘Mera Imaan’ (1934) and ‘Swadesh Dewa’ (1946).
  • Interesting re-use – the song “Phool Chun Le Mere Baalam Ki Jaane Kab Daal Jhuke” appears in ‘Naubahaar’ of 1952 and then again in ‘Firdaus’ of 1953. Artist combination is the same – Sahir, Roshan, Lata.
  • Another one – “Baat Chalat Nai Chunari Rang Daali” – appears in film ‘Ladki’ of 1953 and then again in ‘Rani Roopmati’ of 1959.

Then there are films with the same list of songs.

  • ‘Satyanarayan’ of 1948 and ‘Bhikhaari’ of 1949
  • ‘Sushila’ of 1966 and ‘Subah Zaroor Aayegi’ of 1977
  • ‘Amar Kahaani’ of 1949 and ‘Kanchan’ of 1955
  • ‘Sipaahi’ of 1941 and ‘Jangi Jawaani’ of 1943
  • ‘Suhaana Geet’ of 1941 and ‘Toote Dil’ of 1947
  • ‘Ram Bhakti’ of 1958 and ‘Bhakt Raaj’ of 1950
  • ‘Paanch Dushman’ of 1973 and ‘Daulat Ke Dushman’ of 1987

Although not specifically confirmed, in most cases, the above list of film pairs with all songs the same, the situation is that the latter film is a somewhat modified, re-certified and re-released version of the earlier film.

The above sampling is in no way exhaustive. More such instances may be discovered by a more meticulous review of the song lists in Geet Kosh.

But then, this observation has also to be annotated by saying that there are exceptions. There are many known cases where the repeat songs do not appear in the official list of songs of the film. The song may have been used as is without any modifications. The song may be used as an abridged version i.e. the stanzas used in repeat form are less than the original version. Or even when the song may be used quite differently.

These repeat instances of songs do not appear in the list of songs of the latter film. This is confirmed by a quick review of the Geet Kosh listings, which are primarily based on the information from the film booklets, and/or information printed on the gramophone records – 78 rpm records or LPs/EPs. Casual reuse, we may call it. Of course, ownership / copyright / permissions etc. are things that have to be taken care of. But it is always fun to be watching a film (especially when watching for the first time), and one is suddenly confronted with an unexpected song. The song already has a life and existence of its own. And it has its own popularity and following. All of a sudden out of the blue, the song will make a surprise appearance in another film, in another time. And one is simply – wow, एसा भी होता है – such things happen too.

The first song in this series – “Aa Ja Re Pardesi. . .” belongs to this category. As does this fun song that I bring to your notice today. An iconic song – a very typical and very strongly a Mehmood song, from the earlier film ‘Gumnaam’ from 1965, makes an unexpected and surprise appearance in the 1968 film ‘Brahmchaari’. This time around, the song is performed by the Junior incarnation of Mehmood, and he has done a superlative job of presenting this song. This song does not appear in the list of songs of the film ‘Brahmchaari’, and hence, when it appears in the film, the mind takes a double take – okay wow, this song, here.

The situation can be labeled as a ‘male-child item song’ 🙂 . It is just there, does not really add to the storyline content of the film. The children of Shammi Kapoor’s private orphanage are together, along with Mohan Choti, the handy man around the house, and Rajshri, who has descended on to this ‘family’ as a distraught outsider with no place to go. The song is heard on a gramophone player, on which the 78 rpm record is playing.

As I said earlier, Junior Mehmood has done a remarkable job performing this song, at that age. Born in 1956, he was all of 12 years old when he performed this song. A little short in height for his age, this performance is really lovable.

This video clip contains two stanzas, one less from the original three. However, my hunch is that all three were initially included when ‘Brahmchaari’ was released. In this video clip also, as the action moves from the first to the second stanza, there is slight jump in the visual, indicating there might have been a cut made – and the middle stanza was deleted later, for whatever reason.

Avinash ji has been posting a mini series on Junior Mehmood performances in Hindi films, so I will skip getting into more details about this fun child artist. Somehow the natural transformation, as these child artists move from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, does not seem to happen. The success of what their performance is, and the kudos it has drawn, continues to overshadow this required transformation as one grows in years. Very few examples are where an artist of proven merit in child roles has also made a successful career once having grown up. But that discussion is maybe another article, or another series.

Meanwhile, enjoy this really likeable performance, which I am sure will prompt you to go and take a look at the original ‘Gumnaam’ song also. I myself sure did.

Song – Hum Kaale Hain To Kya Hua Dilwaale Hain  (Brahmchaari) (1968) Singers – Mohammed Rafi, Mehmood, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

khayaalon mein
khayaalon mein
khayaalon mein
khayaalon mein

jay hungaama
kahaan bhaag rahi tumen

kya hua. . .
kaale se darr gaye kya
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hum tere tere tere chaahne waale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hum tere tere tere chaahne waale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain

ye gore gaalaan tandaanaa
ye reshmi baalaan tandaanaa
ye solaa saalaan tandaanaa
haay tere khayaalaan tandaanaa
ye gore gaalaan tandaanaa
ye reshmi baalaan tandaanaa
ye solaa saalaan tandaanaa
haay tere khayaalaan tandaanaa
hum tere tere tere chaahne waale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hum tere tere tere chaahne waale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain

hamay maanaa ghareeb hain tandaanaa
soorat se ajeeb hain tandaanaa
par phir bhi naseeb hai tandaanaa
ke tere khareeb hain tandaanaa
hamey maanaa ghareeb hain tandaanaa
soorat se ajeeb hain tandaanaa
par phir bhi naseeb hai tandaanaa
ke tere khareeb hain tandaanaa
hum tere tere tere chaahne waale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hum tere tere tere chaahne waale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain
hamay kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ख़यालों में
ख़यालों में
ख़यालों में
ख़यालों में

जे हंगामा
कहाँ भाग रई तूमे

क्या हुआ॰ ॰ ॰
काले से डर गए क्या
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हम तेरे तेरे तेरे चाहने वाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हम तेरे तेरे तेरे चाहने वाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं

ये गोरे गालाँ तन्दाणा
ये रेशमी बालाँ तन्दाणा
ये सोला सालाँ तन्दाणा
हये तेरे ख्यालाँ तन्दाणा
ये गोरे गालाँ तन्दाणा
ये रेशमी बालाँ तन्दाणा
ये सोला सालाँ तन्दाणा
हये तेरे ख्यालाँ तन्दाणा
हम तेरे तेरे तेरे चाहने वाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हम तेरे तेरे तेरे चाहने वाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं

हमे माना ग़रीब हैं तन्दाणा
सूरत से अजीब हैं तन्दाणा
पर फिर भी नसीब है तन्दाणा
के तेरे क़रीब हैं तन्दाणा
हमे माना ग़रीब हैं तन्दाणा
सूरत से अजीब हैं तन्दाणा
पर फिर भी नसीब है तन्दाणा
के तेरे क़रीब हैं तन्दाणा
हम तेरे तेरे तेरे चाहने वाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हम तेरे तेरे तेरे चाहने वाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं
हमे काले हइं तो क्या हुआ दिलवाले हइं

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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 : 3951 Post No. : 15027

Today’s song is from film Captain Kishore-1957. It is sung by Geeta Dutt under the baton of the magician of melody-Chitragupt.

Today I am deviating from my usual style of writing, because I am writing on my favourite singer- Geeta Dutt. So, no biography of any artiste and no other details. Only Geeta Dutt !

Long back, in our management class, our Professor conducted a survey in the class. He asked us to write the name of the Toothpaste we were using. Those days too, Colgate was the Brand leader. We were 30 students in the class. I was using Macleans’ (a brand that was available in India in those days), so I wrote Macleans’. Then he collected all 30 chits,added his own and started reading. The result was Macleans’-8, Kolynos-7, Colgate-7, Forhans-6 and 3 were using tooth powder. He explained to us that even the Brand leader, not necessary always, will lead in all consumer groups. It is a collective total which gives the leader its position.

The same is the case in any other field. Take the case of female playback Singers. From 1950s to 1970s, Lata was the Brand Leader, but personally I always liked Geeta Dutt. I simply loved Geeta’s voice which had so much flexibility and was also so soulful.

When you hear her sing Meera Bhajan, you get lost in Bhakti Ras, listen to her sad songs and gloom descends on you and hear her club/cabaret song,you feel like tapping or dancing. It seems like as if Geeta never bothered to be the No.1,she only wanted to be honest to her singing. She was a pure soul bearing no envy towards anyone. There is always a discussion whether she gave her best to S.D.Burman or O.P.Nayyar songs. Not many know that Geeta worked with more than 150 composers. I personally dont believe she ever compromised in her performance. Whether she sang for a well known composer,or an unknown one like M.A.Rouf, S.L.Pardeshi, Manohar, D.V.Gadekar, Kumar, M.Masurekar, T.K.Das, Ali Husain,Pt.Harbanslal or Rajhuns,she put all her soul and skill in rendering the song.

There is, however, always a personal liking. I always liked Geeta’s songs with O P Nayyar. Their association started with the film Aasman (1952). Though her songs like “dekho jaadu bhare more nain’ were very melodious and became quite popular,the film had flopped. The subsequent film Baaz (1953) was also the same story. Good songs-film flopped. But then Aarpar (1954), Mr. and Mrs.55, Musafirkhana (1955) and Miss Cocacola and C.I.D.-in 1956 brought commercial success. After C.I.D. in the year 1957, Geeta suffered on 2 counts. One,O.P.Nayyar started grooming Asha Bhosale and secondly Geeta was facing a lot of personal problems. The singing assignments coming her way were getting lesser and even she was cutting down on the same. In fact, she had expressed desire to completely stop singing in the year 1957.

In the year 1958 she got only 10 songs from O.P.Nayyar. But then she sang the iconic song in Howrah Bridge which made her name Amar in the history of Golden Age of HFM for ever. This incident has been narrated by the famous film/music writer Issac Mujaawar in the Marathi magazine Rasrang. When Howrah Bridge was being made,it was evident that all the songs will go to Asha. By that time ASHA had mastered the art of singing club/cabaret songs. It is said that rehersals were done for”Mera naam chin chin chu”. Shakti Samanta was the Director of the film. O.P.Nayyar never tolerated any interference fro the Producers or the Directors. Shakti da wanted that song to go to Geeta,as he genuinely felt that she is better suited to sing it. He called Nayyar one day and coolly explained to him the situation. Miraculously,Nayyar accepted the suggestion without a word of protest. May be his conscience was biting him,or may be he too thought on those lines. Whatever be the reason,Geeta was summoned next day and the song was given to her. The rest is History…….as they say !

The Dance Director was A Satyanarayana,who participated in almost every club dance he choreographed. He did an excellent job for this song and the song became the highlight of the film,along with Asha’s ‘Aayiye meherban’. This is my most favourite song for 3 reasons.One-the tune is very catchy, two-Geeta ji’s voice is very seductive here and three-the choreography of the song is just superb !

Now, cut to….

City- Bombay

Date- 20th July 1972
Place- Harkissondas Hospital,Bombay

Few people were standing in the corridor . Anxiety,sorrow,helplessness and a little hope was clearly writ on their faces.They were all quiet.No one was talking to anyone.Their body language gave away their agony and restlessness.

Suddenly,a Doctor came out of a patient’s room.All ran to him and then stopped.The Doctor’s face and the tears in his eyes told them what they were afraid of !
No one said anything.No one asked anything. The Doctor said, ” I am sorry.She is no more.” He left, dragging his heavy feet.

The end of an Angel had come !
Geeta Dutt was gone for ever !!
Only her memories and the inimitable voice was left behind !!!

Born on 23-11-1930 at Idlapur in Fareedkot District of East Bengal,to a big Zamindar,Devendranath Roy Chaudhury and Amiya Roy Chaudhury,Geeta inherited her mother’s love for music.She learnt Classical Music from Pt.Hirendranath Chaudhury,while studying in an Anglo-Bangla school.

When she was just 12 year old,the family had to run away from East Bengal,to save their lives-leaving all property behind- to Bombay. In Bombay,we all know how Pt. Hanuman Prasad,MD(ex husband of Lalita Pawar) discovered her for playback in Hindi films. Later when S D Burman heard her singing,he knew instinctively that this was the voice which will make him successful and establish in Bombay.Till then Burman had not succeeded much to his satisfaction. To give her songs in ‘ Do Bhai ‘-47, he had to convince Chunilal of Filmistan,with great difficulty.

Geeta did not disappoint.’ Mera sunder sapna beet gaya” and ” Yaad karoge” made history and put both Geeta and Burman in Top league overnight.

Do Bhai made other famous composers to sit up and take notice of this new voice. They lined up to give Geeta ‘ Gaaon’-47(Khemchand Prakash), Leela, Shehnai and Saajan-47 ( C.Ramchandra), Geet Govind-47 (Gyan Dutt), Actress-48 (Shyamsunder), Chunariya-48 (Hansraj Behl), Padmini-48 (Ghulam Hyder) and Ek thi Larki-49(Vinod).

1950 was Geeta’s year.Many hits came – Banwre nain, Har Har Mahadev and Jogan solidified her position on Top.Composers felt she was inevitable,for their success.

Before recording, Geeta used to sit with Lyricist,understand the words and the implied meanings, then hear the tune from the composer and then sing in her own style. Basically, Geeta was very Gifted and hence with just one rehearsal, she could record the song to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. This made her the darling of the Composers.

Now,the newer MDs like,Hemant kumar, Vasant Desai, Madan Mohan and O P Nayyar also vied with each others to take Geeta. While doing Baazi -51, she met Guru Dutt and they got married on 26-5-1953. She was earning thousands of rupees in singing,but that time Guru Dutt was not that successful.Some magazines and Papers,said that he married Geeta for her money. Guru Dutt was furious and asked Geeta NOT to sing for others,restricting her to only his films.This suffocated her and she rebelled against it,which spoiled their relationship further.

Geeta had a liking and flair for acting. In Calcutta,she had acted as a Heroine in Bangla film-‘ Badhu Baran”. She got many offers but once she decided to settle in Bombay she refused all offers. Few people know that in Bombay a Hindi film- ‘ Tera saath hai Pyaara ‘,with Geeta as a Heroine had started,but unfortunately,after few reels,the film got shelved. To give a chance to her and to mend their relationship, Guru Dutt started filming ‘ Gauri” with Geeta as a heroine. However due to reasons well known to all, Geeta gave up this Bangla film, half way. This made the couple more distanced from each others. We all know the story’s end…..

Somewhere in 1971,there was a programme ” Yaaden Shakeel ki” in Bhaidas Hall, Parle. I had gone to that programme and I saw Geeta Dutt there.Many singers had come there-Rafi, Mukesh, Mahendra kapoor, Chandru Atma and Lata. When Lata was to come for singing there was a flurry of activity on the stage with everybody trying to please Lata. Lata came,sang and left like a Queen. When Geeta came on the stage, hardly anyone did anything for her. This is how this world is ! Geeta came, drew Harmonium near her and sang a Gazal of Shakeel Badayuni. When she finished,there was a clapping louder than what Lata had received,from the Audience-people knew her value !!

Geeta was optimistic even in 1971. She used to say, ‘ If 2 hit songs in Aradhana can take Kishore Kumar to the Top, even 2 Hit songs for me will do the same.” But it was not to be. Even the regular composers like O P Nayyar turned their backs on her. The Destiny decided to call her back !!!

One of my regrets was that if only Naushad had supported Geeta, she would have gained eminence for his songs for ever, like Saigal, Surendra, Parul Ghosh, Zohrabai, Amirbai, Naseem Akhtar, Shamshad, Noorjehan, Suraiya, UmaDevi, Talat, Mukesh, Rafi and Lata….but Geeta’s name was not in this list. I am not a statistician,so I can not say how many songs she sang for Naushad, but I am sure it was almost nothing !

Geeta’s voice was typical Bengali.She sang sad songs most wonderfully. Burman da who gave her emotional songs in Do Bhai, also gave her peppy club songs in Baazi, to make use of the sexy tinge in her voice. Further O P Nayyar fully exploited this special feature in Geeta’s voice. Her voice was sometimes sweet sometimes Namkeen. It had a depth. In this case, Geeta was one step ahead of Lata. Geeta’s voice was different for every situation. When she sang,’ Baat chalat nayee chunari’, you felt she would have been a better singer- classical singer than Laxmishankar. When she sang,’ Main to Giridhar ke ghar jaoon ‘, you felt Oneness with God,hearing her Bhaktiras dripping voice.

Juthika Roy was famous for Meera Bhajans, but I always felt that her voice was same in any Bhajan, while Geeta’s Bhajans exuded different emotions in every Bhajan.

While singing Club songs, Geeta was a different person. Just recall that ‘Hey hey hey hey before Tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana le song or listen to O Babu O Lala or Mera naam chin chin chu, then you will realise what I am saying !

One very important point in Geeta’s singing is not highlighted by many. In Hindi films there are many Male and female versions of songs and many singers have sung them.While singing such female version songs, Geeta never lost to the male singers ! All Geeta versions were more popular than the Male versions.

Both Asha and Lata lost on this count.

You will remember Kishore’s ” Jeevan ke safar me raahi” but not Lata’s version. You will remember Talat’s ” Aye gham-e-dil kya karoon’ but not Asha’s version. Kishore was better than Asha in ” Zindagi ek safar hai Suhana” versions and also Kishore was better than Lata’s version of ” Khilte hai gul yahan’.

When it comes to Geeta, she never lost to male versions. C H Atma’s ” Preetam aan milo” is remembered by less people than Geeta’s ” Preetam aan milo” from Mr. and Mrs.55 (same song. Written by Saroj Mohini Nayyar, O.P.’s wife). Geeta’s “Kaise koi jiye (Baadbaan)” is much better than Hemant Kumar’s version. Similarly,” Hai ye duniya kaun si'(Sailaab) and ‘ Na ye chand hoga”(Shart). In both songs, Geeta is superior and more popular than Hemant kumar. (There is a story behind the song-Na ye chaand Hoga. Once a jilted young lover committed suicide under train at Patna. In his pocket these lines were written on a paper-Tumhare liye hain, tumhare rahenge, Na ye chand hoga, na tare rahenge, magar hum hamesha tumhare rahenge. Lyricist S.H.Bihari used these lines in his song).

On 22nd July 1972,just 2 days after Geeta’s death, there was a preplanned programme of Juthika Roy in Birla Matoshri Sabhagriha,Bombay. I had booked my tickets well in advance, so I went there. In the beginning everyone paid respects to Geeta Dutt, by standing for 2 Minutes. Talat, Jagmohan and Surendra were also there. Then Juthika Roy came on stage, drew Harmonium near her and started singing ‘ Pag ghungaroo bandh…” .

I was lost in Geeta’s memory and saw Geeta with a Harmonium singing ” Main to Giridhar ke ghar jaoon”………………….

( My thanks to Geet yatri by Madhav Moholkar, Smaranyatra-by Subhash chandra Jadhav, and Hamari yaad aayegi by Arun Puranik, and geetadutt.com ,from which I have used some information for this article.)


Song- Dekho ji dil na todo nahin to main ro doongi (Captain Kishore)(1957) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

Dekho ji dil na todo
nahin to main
ro doongi
chhodo jee zidd ye chhodo
nahin to main
ro doongi

dekho jee dekho
naye fashion ka zamaana hai
main to nayi hoon
mera sab zewar puraana hai
dekho jee dekho
naye fashion ka zamaana hai
main to nayi hoon
mera sab zewar puraana hai
necklace mangaa do jee
locket dilwa do jee
tik tik kare jo ghadi
chhoti si wo laa do jee
gahnon se mujhko saja do
nahin to main
ro doongi
dekho ji dil na todo
nahin to main
ro doongi

duniya dikha do
saare hawaai jahaaz se
haathhon mein chhatri le ke
utroongi main naaz se
duniya dikha do
saare hawaai jahaaz se
haathhon mein chhatri le ke
utroongi main naaz se
London mein ghoomoongi
Paris mein jhoomoongi
Roos ke laal laal phoolon ko main choomoongi
jaldi se ticket mangwa do
nahin to main
ro doongi
dekho ji dil na todo
nahin to main
ro doongi

baag ho bangla ho
American motor car ho
oonchi society mein
mera intzaar ho
baag ho bangla ho
American motor car ho
oonchi society mein
mera intzaar ho
naghme sunaaoongi
jaadoo jagaaoongi
apne ishaaron pe
main sab ko nachaaungi
yes keh ke mujh ko hansa do
nahin to main
ro doongi
Dekho ji dil na todo
nahin to main
ro doongi


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Blog Day : 3947 Post No. : 15022

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 14
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A dream within a dream. . .

In the growing up years, there is a whole generation I am sure, or actually, multiple generations, that have grown up learning about the American society and the lifestyle from the books of the author Harold Robbins. I remember, in my school years, his books were a taboo, generally carried around and exchanged, their cover pages obscured by plain paper or even newspaper wrappers. And yet, very avidly devoured by the young minds oh so keen to learn about the American way of life. But of course, the clandestine attraction was the common perception that his novels contained explicitly “hot” passages. And hence all the hush-hush and the covert operations to read his novels surreptitiously on the bus, while traveling back from school in the afternoons (of course, the morning trip traveling TO the school, one was always busy preparing for this test or that, or even completing homework assignments 😀 😀 ), or very late in the night, using various mechanisms to illuminate the pages in an otherwise darkened room. 🙂

The reason I bring up this author here – is that he wrote a trilogy on Hollywood and the American film industry – the three books spread over a period of 20 years (publication dates – 1949, 1961 and 1969), with the events covered spanning almost a century, or maybe about eight decades to be precise. The first novel tells about the rise of the cinema based powerful entertainment industry, from its initial baby steps, through the age of silent films, ending at the advent of the talkie era when sound entered the heretofore silent imagery. The second novel in this series tells the stories of the heydays of studio system in Hollywood, the big stars, the big directors and the mega budget productions – and the decadence that permeates the glitz of the tinsel town. The third part of this trilogy covers the period in Hollywood history that saw the decline of the studio system and the arrival of television as the more powerful younger sibling of the entertainment industry.

The first book in this trilogy – oh so appropriately titled – ‘The Dream Merchants’.
[The second book is titled ‘The Carpetbaggers’ and the third is ‘The Inheritors’.]

And life – what about life? What is it? Thinkers and philosophers over the ages, have contemplated on this existence – from the mundane tasks of bread and survival to the exotic astronomy of stars and black holes. And have pondered over this question.

One of the answers that has echoed through the centuries – life too, is a dream, a dream too. . . a concept that has been an important ingredient of the philosophies that have tried to explain life, over centuries and ages, in all the civilizations around this planet. Start with the ancient traditions of our land, and then examine the length and breadth of this planet, including the historical depth of time, we encounter this concept in the far eastern beliefs, the Persian mystique, the abounding Greek wisdom, and in the troika of traditions centered in the lands around the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, extending to the Arabian Peninsula – the Judaic traditions, the Christian philosophies, and the Islamic cultures.

Parvati is the Hindu goddess of dreams, and also of births and everything related to the creation, suggesting that the Hindu tradition gives to dreams a creative ability and the power to produce something that did not previously exist in the material world. There are passages in our scriptures that describe this universe, this creation, as a dream dreamt by the Supreme Himself.

Our other philosophies also conjecture – that there is an alternate existence for each one of us in an alternate universe. At a certain juncture in that existence, we fall asleep, and are simultaneously born into this world – to exist as a dream of that primordial self in sleep. The dream continues, and at another juncture it comes to a close. And we are erased from existence in this world. What we term as death in this world, is actually awakening and end of a dream in that parallel existence.

One of the most important works of Persian and Arabic culture is ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, in many of whose stories comes the subject of dreams – mirrors reflecting reality around us, and preventing us from seeing it. The clearest example is the tale ‘The Sleeper and the Waker’, in which a king and a beggar swap roles and the latter ends up believing everything has been a dream.
[Ah, so that is the origin of the storyline for books and films like ‘The Prince And The Pauper’, ‘Raja Aur Runk’, and . . . goodness, I just googled ‘films on role switching’ – the list is too long to be added here. 🙂 ]

The Greek philosopher Plato, in his work titled ‘The Allegory of The Cave’, explains his theory of the existence of two worlds — Sense and Ideas — and metaphorically describes the situation in which the human is related by them: life goes into a kind of reverie, ignorant and ruled by the senses, of which you can wake up only through the reason, to attain true knowledge.

The Spanish writer Calderon de la Barca, in his work ‘Life is a Dream’, poses a dichotomy between earthly life and the heavenly life in which the first is similar to a dream that will finish only at death. Therefore, the real is death and life is associated with the unreality of the dream, so that the terms of our everyday perception are reversed: life is death and death is life.

The old bard has written about this in more than one ways. In ‘The Tempest’, his words say –
“We are such stuff as dreams are made of and our little life is rounded with a sleep’.

In ‘Hamlet’, he says,
“To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil. . .”

And our own poet protagonists put it so simply. As songwriter Yogesh has said – “Jeevan Hai Ik Sapna, Madhur Suhaana Sapna”, the Asha-Kishore duet in the 1973 film ‘Honeymoon’.

In all the perspectives to life that have been conjectured, one is that it is a dream. And inside this dream, we have another level of existence, which is once again a dream – a dream that is manufactured by some, for the consumption of another some, to help forget, albeit temporarily, the vagaries of the so called reality, which in itself is conjectured to be a dream – of alternate self in an alternate existence.

Harold Robbins called these ‘manufacturers’ as ‘The Dream Merchants’ – the creators of these dreams, and who trade these dreams for a consideration.

It is this dream world, the dream factory that fascinates us all. And by ‘us’ I mean this bandwagon, all the regular riders, and all the other lovers of Hindi films and Hindi film music who are all connected by the singular passion for this art form. We all love this musical dreamboat. The ‘dream merchants’ keep dishing out new concoctions, spinning and re-spinning the tales that have been told often and again. They keep creating and re-inventing the jewel embellishments to adorn these tales, and to keep us all hooked – ah yes, hooked – so bad that we do not have any other place to go in this life. 🙂

Fifteen thousand songs – each post being an original work. As I am writing this piece, my mind made an attempt to estimate the amount of human effort that has gone into the building of this (now) legendary edifice. But my mind boggled at the endeavor. There may be some rough estimations we can draw upon for the amount spent in adding to and maintaining the data on this blog. But there is very little hope we can estimate the time spent on creating the original songs that are the basis on which this blog is built.

We could separate out these two calculations and make an attempt. In my mind, I would put an average of between 5 to 6 hours spent on each post. [I request Atul ji to please comment on this basic estimate.] I include the time spent by the author of the post to search and select the song, the time to note down and verify the lyrics, the time to write the article to go along with the song, the time spent to edit the entire post including lyrics review and color coding etc., the time for admin tasks related to finalizing and publishing the post, ah yes, must also include time to upload the song if not available, and then the follow up admin work to maintain and update the data pages and our own data files to keep them up to date.

Let me take the median number as 5.5 hours per post. Having come to the 15K milestone, by this estimate, the team has spent ~ 82,500 person hours on posting and publication on this blog.

Let me now put in perspective this rough estimate. A standard person working day is defined to be eight hours. Give or take some, a person works for an average of 22 days per month. That is 176 person hours per month. A simple calculation tells us that we are at a collective total of 469 person months invested in all activities of this blog. Translating this to years, we get a number ~ 39 years.

Imagine. The amount of effort that has been spent on this enterprise is equivalent almost to an entire working career of a person, who, mind you, has not taken any vacation or other time off, other than the 8 or 9 non working days per month.

Mind boggling, isn’t it. Every which way that we try to understand what this blog is, it turns out to be mind boggling. I wouldn’t even try to go to the next step of apportioning the percentage of this number to our fearless leader. I am sure you all are all too familiar with that by now.

What a fantastic enterprise this is turning out to be. The English phrase that appropriately applies to such an endeavor is – “dream run”. Be that an effort in athletics or sports, be that a string of successes in any particular field, be that the tenure of a successful enterprise, be that the number of weeks / months of a film showing at a single theatre – the word used is “dream run”.

And the expression brings us back to the theme I am attempting to connect with – a dream within a dream. I am reminded of a song that completes 40 years this year. A quick search tells me that the film ‘Golmaal’ was certified on 6th April 1979. Today we are a little over 40 years and one month since this song was released – “Sapne Mein Dekha Sapna”. So much food for thought it generates. Are we living? Are we inside a dream? Where do we go when we go to sleep? Is sleep another parallel existence? Sometimes we bring back snatches of memories of visions seen during our sleep tenure. What are these visions? What are these memories? Are these real experiences in another dimension? Would it be possible to experience sleep within a dream? And then, consequently, would it be possible to have memories of dream that was dreamt inside a dream? Yes, so much wholesome and appetizing food for thought.

But then yes, if we step back and ruminate over the philosophical conjectures, is this existence itself a dream. And the dreams we remember from our sleeping hours in here – is that a dream inside a dream? Interesting, very interesting discussions.

Let me introduce the song for today, for this post. A very interesting take on what this world of cinema is, in the words of the people who compose the work force of this industry – and the verdict is –

jaali, jaali, jaali
(its all unreal, unreal, unreal)

Yes, that is what the words in this song convey. The film is ‘Haar Jeet’ from 1954. The film is produced by GA Thakur under the banner of Film Kraft and is directed by Jaggi Thakur. The star cast of the film is listed as Shyama, Suresh, Manorama, Sundar, Heera Lal, Madan Puri, Shyam Lal, Amar, Baij Sharma, Ramesh Thakur, Ratan Sharma, and Peggy. I have not seen the film. As I tried to search for more information, I am able to locate a review of the film posted on the Cineplot blog. The review also summarizes the story of the film.

FilmCraft’s “Haar Jeet”, produced by G.A. Thakur and directed by Jaggi Rampal, which was premiered in Bombay at the Swastik and other cinemas on June 11th, 1954, had a good theme, with potential enough to make an absorbing picture. But poor characterization, naive and amateurish direction and artificial treatment have combined to defeat the proper development of that theme. The result is that “Haar Jeet” is more “Haar” (loss) than “Jeet” (gain) and that goes as much for the audience as it does for the production itself.

The atmosphere is never established, not in the degree it should be to make the characters. their actions and behavior understandable in a drama so dependent as this is upon the psychology of three of its principal characters, one of whom, Dr. Behari, is a physician and a hypnotist.

He lives in the house of his millionaire brother and is driven by an overpowering lust for wealth to thoughts of murder because of a growing pile of debts. One is never told how he comes to incur the debts.

The doctor is the central character round which the picture and story revolve. He is shown making use of his hypnotic power to get his brother’s daughter Nalini under his control so that he can get her married to a rascally confederate of his, whom he introduces into the family as Prince Balraj.

Under his spell Nalini actually goes through the betrothal ceremony with a show of pleasure, sharing in the gaiety of the occasion. On the other hand, she is also shown growing suspicious of her uncle in scenes that follow. She refuses to marry the phoney Prince, and when her father insists, she runs away to Bombay, where she finds shelter with a young woman friend.

Nalini accidentally encounters a young man named Rajan and his friend Balam. Rajan falls in love with her. There are glimpses of a phoney Academy for Acting, where the lovers meet. But how that academy comes into existence, how it is managed and how the hero gets into it as a teacher of dramatic art one doesn’t quite know. In some comically unreal scenes she is selected to play the heroine in a film and Rajan is cast opposite her as the hero, presumably to enable the romance to develop.

The romance is interrupted, however, by the wicked uncle who turns up at this point with his bogus Prince Balraj, in search of Nalini, hypnotizes her and takes her back home.

In the final sequence, the doctor, desperate to get his hands on the money and pressed by his confederate, takes to violence and almost succeeds in getting what he desires, when Rajan and Balam burst in with the police to defeat him. He meets a condign end by falling off the roof and is killed. The film ends there.

Poor motivation, perfunctory treatment and utterly naive direction rob the narrative of all conviction despite some good acting by the cast. Hiralal puts over quite a convincing portrayal of the villainous Dr. Behari. Shyamlal is good as the millionaire brother, and so is Madanpuri, despite occasional touches of artificiality, as the polished rogue Balraj. Sunder manages to have a few bright moments.

Manorama, who is quite a good actress, is wasted in another very poorly written and badly directed role. Suresh is disappointingly dull and tame in the romantic role of Rajan. Shyama, who looks quite attractive, does her best.

The sets are realistic. The photography is mediocre and seems to have suffered a lot from indifferent laboratory work. The editor has not been able to give the film the requisite consistency in narration.

The music is depressingly drab and the unpoetic lyrics set to dull melodies are poorly sung.

The film has seven songs, written by four songwriters – Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Shewan Rizvi, Kaif Irfani and Aziz Kashmiri. This song is penned by Shewan Rizvi. Music is by SD Batish. The main singing voice is SD Batish himself. There is another primary voice which is an unidentified female voice. Some lines in the song are sung solo by this voice. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to help identify this voice.

The Cineplot review above censures the poetry and the music in the songs of this film. As I review the songs of this film already posted, I am not able to reconcile that observation. Anyway, the opinions and judgments are personal and subjective, and that is fine. The songs already posted from this film are

The readers are encouraged to listen to these earlier songs and make their own judgment.

Today’s song is simply a fun song. One image that I could locate (also on Cineplot) seems as if it is from this song only. The ambiance created in the audio is that of a dance performance, quite possibly a stage dance performance, and the visual that I have inserted with the upload, seems quite likely to be for this song. The song tells about the unreality of the reel world. A make believe construct manned by actors who are just role playing – they are not what they are. 🙂

There are interesting references in the verses of the song. There are names of actors and actresses in the song. There also are names of films – ‘Passing Show’, and ‘Hunterwaali’. As I check the Geet Kosh listings, I find films titled ‘Passing Show’ in the years 1936 and 1956. Since this song dates from 1954, the poet here is referring to the 1936 film. And the hero of that film is Jayant. And the film ‘Hunterwali’ being referred to is also from 1935. Of course the heroine of that film is Nadia. 🙂 [Actually, there is a film titled ‘Hunterwali Ki Beti’ from 1943 also; and in that film, the lead role is played by Nadia again.]

A fun song, and also, in a subtle manner, a song that projects reality. That the world of cinema is

jaali, jaali, jaali
(its all unreal, unreal, unreal)

And yet, it enthralls us, fascinates us, grips and enchants us no end. So much so that we spend an entire working career on building this wonderful blog – one song at a time. 😀 😀

Fifteen thousand songs – whew. . . wow. . . and CONGRATULATIONS. 🙂


Song – Filmi Duniya, Duniya Waalo (Haar Jeet) (1954) Singer – SD Batish, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – SD Batish
SD Batish + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

ye hai nargis
ye hai nimmi
ye hai geeta baali
ye hai geeta baali
main hoon hero
passing show ka
ye hai hunterwaali

hey..ey..ey

asli hum mein
koi nahin hai
sab ke sab hain jaali

asli
asli
asli
jaali
jaali
jaali

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

aaj nahin to
kal ya parson
aaj nahin to
kal ya parson
dee dee lallaa
kal ya parson
honge hum mash’hoor
mash’hoor
mash’hoor
bante bante
ban jaaunga
main bhi..ee..ee..ee
raaj kapoor..rr..rr
chalengi apni filmen
dilli aur kolkotta

opni baari jaabe
roshogolla khaabe

aur coimbatore
yendaaa
yendaaa
yendaaa da da da da daaaa
coimbatore
coimbatore
coimba..atore

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

hello

hello

hello madam paaro
hello madam paaro
seenon se
dil baahar niklen
jebon se
kuchh noten niklen
seenon se
dil baahar niklen
jebon se
kuchh noten niklen
aisa koi jhatka
arey jhatka
arey jhatka maaro
taali maaro
taali maaro..o..o..o
filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

ये है नर्गिस
ये है निम्मी
ये है गीता बाली
ये है गीता बाली
मैं हूँ हीरो
पासिंग शो का
ये है हंटरवाली

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए

असली हम में
कोई नहीं है
सबके सब हैं जाली

असली
असली
असली
जाली
जाली
जाली

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

आज नहीं तो
कल या परसों
आज नहीं तो
कल या परसों
डी डी लल्ला
कल या परसों
होंगे हम मशहूर
मशहूर
मशहूर
बनते बनते
बन जाऊंगा
मैं भी॰॰ई॰॰ई
राज कपूर॰॰र्र॰॰र्र
चलेंगी अपनी फिल्में
दिल्ली और कोलकोत्ता

औपनि बाड़ी जाबे
रोशोगोल्ला खाबे

और कोयम्बटूर
येण्डा॰॰
येण्डा॰॰
येण्डा॰॰ डा डा डा डा डा॰॰आ
कोयम्बटूर
कोयम्बटूर
कोयम्ब॰॰टूर

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

हैलो

हैलो

हैलो मैडम पारो
सीनों से
दिल बाहर निकलें
जेबों से
कुछ नोटें निकलें
सीनों से
दिल बाहर निकलें
जेबों से
कुछ नोटें निकलें
ऐसा कोई झटका
अरे झटका
अरे झटका मारो
ताली मारो’
ताली मारो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया


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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॰ ॰ ॰


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 :

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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)
———————————————————

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)


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