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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 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.

First order of the day – a thousand congratulations to Atul ji, on the completion of 9 years of this blog. And congratulations to all us members of the bandwagon, together making this such a pleasurable journey.

Today’s song is from film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952). It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus. The music director is C Ramchandra.

The film’s name was very strange, unusual and for many people, it may be a mystery. The film is a fantasy love story just like Shirin-Farhad, Laila-Majnu etc. The only difference is it is imaginary and ends happily. The name entwines the girl’s name Shin Shinaki  with the lover boy’s name of Boobla Boo. The film was conceived, produced and directed by PL Santoshi, especially for the film’s heroine, Rehana (real name Mushtar Jehan). Santoshi’s obsession for Rehana was a matter of ridicule in the industry, because in spite of Santoshi spending lakhs on her, she never responded to him he became a pauper.

The film’s Hero was Ranjan. Now this persona was a unique phenomenon in the industry. When one learns about his achievements and multiple skills, one wonders if such a man could exist in this world ! Born on 2-3-1918 in a Tamil Brahmin’s family Ranjan (real name Ramnarayan Venkataramana Sarma), he was an expert violinist. He was a qualified dancer in Kathak, Kathakali and Bharat Natyam. He was an expert driver, swimmer and a swordsman of Olympic standards. He graduated in physics. After MSc he did his Doctorate too. Ranjan knew 12 Indian  and 4 foreign languages. He edited a dance and drama magazine and wrote several books on it. He earned a Fellowship of New York University.

Ranjan learnt and became an A grade flyer. He was the first to buy a Rolls Royce car and a Tiger Moth Aircraft, in the Indian film industry (later Motilal also owned an aircraft). He was a good painter and a Trained magician. He became Magician’s Association president for Bombay. P C Sorcar was All India president then. He was often invited by European and American Universities for lectures. Ranjan owned two big Hotels also. Ranjan was a good shooter. He played cricket and soccer frequently. Ranjan was a regular singer on Madras AIR.

In his first Tamil film, his heroine was Vasundhara Devi- mother of Vijayantimala. Ranjan entered Hindi films through his blockbuster film ‘Chandralekha’ (1948). He did 45 Hindi films in 50s and 60s. He was a script writer also. He wrote story and screen play of film ‘Munimji’ (1955). He was a choreographer also. In the 50s decade the quartet of Raj, Dev, Dilip and Ashok kumar was ruling Hindi film industry. Ranjan was not given any importance here. He was not even invited for the golden jubilee of talkie film celebrations in Bombay. He lived in his bungalow in Chembur Union Park.

Such an outstanding personality- he died in New York on 12-9-1983, where he had gone to deliver a lecture in New York university.

Another remarkable performer of international standards worked in this film. Her name is Sadhona Bose, granddaughter of Brahmakesari Keshab Chandra Sen. She was born in a prosperous Brahmo family on 20-4-1914 and received education as was common with Brahmo girls of those days. Her father was Saral Chandra Sen and she was the second of his three daughters. Her elder sister Binita was married into a royal family of Chittagong (now Bangladesh) and settled to household life, while the youngest Nilina pursued a career in Indian Classical music and earned herself a position of eminence and was known in record circles as Naina Devi.

Sadhona married Modhu Bose, film maker working in Bengal, British India, at a young age, and joined the Calcutta Art Players, a theatrical company owned by her husband. She took part as heroine in the plays produced by the unit. Later on Sadhona joined films and played Marjina in ‘Alibaba’ (1937), made in Bengali under the banner of Bharat Lakshmi Pictures. This film was a runaway hit and is remembered well by film enthusiasts. Modhu Bose had earlier directed a number of films but he tasted real success with ‘Alibaba’. For Sadhona this film meant a permanent place in the history of Bengali films. This was followed with ‘Abhinoy’ (Bengali-1938), another major success for the couple. They migrated to Bombay and again created history with the immensely popular ‘Kumkum’ (1940), made in two languages, Hindi and Bengali and thereafter went on to create the first triple version (English, Bengali, Hindi) film of India, ‘Raaj Nartaki’ (1941). Her other Hindi films were ‘Meenakshi’ (1942), ‘Vishkanya’ (1943), ‘Shankar Parvati’ (19430, ‘Paigham’ (1943), ‘For Ladies Only (1951), ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951), ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) and some uncredited films in her later years.

Sadhona did come back to Calcutta for a double version Bengali movie ‘Meenakshi’ (1942) opposite to the handsome Jyoti Prakash as the hero. Going back to Bombay soon after the completion of this film where she starred in major films like ‘Shankar Parvati’, ‘Vishkanya’, ‘Paigham’ and others and firmly established herself as a heroine in her own right without the backing of husband Modhu Bose. In fact they had fallen quite apart by the mid forties and most unfortunately Sadhona started indulging in much too abandoned a life heavily engaged in drinks, parties and men and slowly lost her carefully earned position. She came back to Calcutta after a reconciliation with her husband, but by this time she had lost her magic hold over the audiences and acted in films again directed by her husband like ‘Shesher Kabita’ and ‘Maa O Chhele’, without any remarkable success.

Sadhona was a dancer in the first place and all her film successes were in dancing roles, although she was also a very fine actress and sang her own songs in some of her films including her first film ‘Alibaba’. With film offers becoming infrequent, she formed a dance troupe of her own and made all India tours with plays like ‘Whither Now’, ‘Hunger’ and others and met with success again as she was bound to be as a persona trained in dancing. She passed into oblivion slowly. Even in retired life she could not part with the bottle and without any income worth the name she found herself in the most difficult financial conditions. Modhu Bose was ill and it was difficult to get treatment for him.

She lost her husband in 1969 and had no money to sustain herself and thereafter came the greatest tragic period of her life when she had to resort to begging in the streets, in and around Park Street of Calcutta. It was during this phase of her life that passers by and street walkers came across an old lady, looking distinguished, dressed in clothes that were expensive at one time but now showing the wear and tear asking for help. Some recognised her and gave her enough to go on for some days while some others gave her a rude rebuff. She took all that with a smile.

Just before her death she got appointed as dance trainer in Calcutta’s prestigious Star Theatre, courtesy her one time boy friend Timir Baran. She trained junior artistes for the play ‘Janapad Badhu’ and once again her name featured in the newspapers in the advertisements of the play. However, the end had come very near and she passed away on 3rd September,1973. A very tragic and unfortunate way indeed for an all India star who at a time had captured the heart and imagination of millions. (Adapted and edited from a note by Dr. Jyoti Prakash Guha ji ).

Yet another less known actress, who started as a heroine, was Veera – one of the cast of this film. Not much information is available on Veera. Veera was from a Parsi family. Her full name was Veera Ankaleshwaria. Obviously, her family came from Ankaleshwar, a small industrial town (now), in Gujarat. She started her career in films as a heroine opposite Nasir Khan in film ‘Mazdoor’ (1945). Then came ‘Shikari’ (1946) and later ‘Eight Days’ (1946), both having Ashok kumar as the hero. Both the films were from Filmistan. Her last film as heroine was ‘Tohfa’, opposite to Rehman, and ‘Leela’ opposite to Agha, both films from 1947. Then she stopped getting heroine roles and shifted to side roles. In all she did 22 films.

Her other films were ‘Veena’, ‘Ziddi’, ‘Chanda Ki Chandni’ – all in 1948, ‘Saanwaria’ (1949),  ‘Hamara Ghar’ and Hamari Beti’ (1950), ‘Hamari Shaan, ‘Ram Janma’ and ‘Sagar’ – all in 1951, ‘Aasmaan’, ‘Izzat’, ‘Moti Mahal’, ‘Sanskar’ and ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ – all in 1952, ‘Dana Pani’ (1953), ‘Boot Polish’ and ‘Sheeshe Ki Deewaar’ both in 1954.

She married Mohsin Abdulla, who had worked in Bombay Talkies as a writer. He was the younger brother of actress Renuka Devi (Begum Mirza). After the marriage, both migrated to Pakistan in 1955. There is no news about her after that.

Film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ is an entirely the fruit of the fertile imagination of writer PL Santoshi. The names were also invented by him. However the story was not liked by most of the audience. The film ran into difficulties at the time of production itself. Rehana used to take undue advantage of Santoshi’s obsession for her. Once she left after shooting with all the real jewellery, which had been borrowed from the market for sake of authenticity, and went home. Santoshi had to pay 50000 rupees to the jeweller.

The film’s plot revolves around Shin Shinaki (Rehana) who dreams of killing the man, Taishi, who had killed her parents. When the villain dies, she transfers her vengeful energies on to the man’s son. The story involves a fortune­teller, Chiang, who only surfaces publicly one day per year. The other key figure is her lover, the bandit Boobla Boo (Ranjan), who eventually falls in with her plans.

This orientalist fantasy with one of the most peculiar film titles was based on the modern dance ballets Sadhona Bose had been associated with on stage. Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo was one of the first films experimenting with Jazz and Latin American rhythms by PL Santoshi’s regular composer, C Ramchandra.  Classic songs include “Ye Khilti Kalee Koi Lai, Ye Hanstee Kalee…Haan Dayi, Takaa Lai (Lata and C. Ramchandra) in a kind of question-answer mode using a fast-paced chorus, Shin’s number “Arey Baba, Ye Hansi Baba, Ye Khushi Baba” (Lata) and her duet with Boobla, “Kuchh Chuhale Hon, Kuchh Charche Hon” (Lata and Kishore Kumar).

This film was the unlikely first victim of the central government’s authority to overrule the censor board, an action enabled by the Indian Cinematograph Act passed that year. Given a ‘U’ (Universal) certificate by the censors, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned the film because of its ‘low moral tone’ and because it `throws the glamour of romance and heroism over criminal characters, treats sacred subjects irreverently and is, in consequence, opposed to the interests of public decency and morality’. The ban was later revoked but ruined the film’s commercial chances.

Lyricist/Director PL Santoshi who directed this film was so infatuated with Rehana, that one cold night he spent the entire night outside her door. Rehana did not reciprocate his feelings. The disheartened and dishevelled Santoshi went home and penned one of his most memorable songs based on this experience – “Tum Kyaa Jaano Tumhaari Yaad Me Hum Kitna Roye” (You wouldn’t know how many tears I shed remembering you…), one of the finest thumris sung by Lata.

Out of 7 songs of the film today’s song is the 5th song on our blog. The songs and the music was based on western Jazz and Latin style. The title song of the film was based on Western style. It was a Lata – Chitalkar duet. For the first time Kishore Kumar sang for C Ramchandra in this film. Later of course,they worked together in films like ‘Lehren’ (1953), ‘Pehli Jhalak’ (1954), ‘Asha’ (1957), ‘Dal Mein Kaala’ (1964) and ‘Paayal Ki Jhankaar’ (1968). Today’s song is a fun song by Lata and chorus.


Song – Arey Baba. . Ye Hansi Baba. . Ye Khushi Baba. . (Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo) (1952) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – C Ramchandra
Unidentified Male Voice (possibly C Ramchandra himself)
Chorus

Lyrics

arey baba
arey baba
ye hansi baba
ye khushi baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba

arye baba
arey baba
ye hansi baba
ye khushi baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba
arey baba
arey baba
arey baba re baba re baba re baba re baba re baba re baa..bbaa

ishq ke bandon ne
kahaa kha ke ye kasam
aji ishq ki sharaab
kabhi hoti nahin kam
ishq ke bandon ne
kahaa kha ke ye kasam
aji ishq ki sharaab
kabhi hoti nahin kam
pee lo pee lo ek baar
mitey laakhon gham
pee lo pee lo ek baar
mitey laakhon gham
arrey bandhu isi liye to
haan baba
abi baba
aba baba
hans le baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba

arey baba
arey baba
ye hansi baba
ye khushi baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba
arey baba
arey baba
ye hansi baba
ye khushi baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba
arey baba
arey baba
arey baba re baba re baba re baba re baba re baba re baa..bbaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
ये हंसी बाबा
ये खुशी बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा

अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
ये हंसी बाबा
ये खुशी बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बा॰॰ब्बा

इश्क़ के बंदों ने
कहा खा के ये कसम
अजी इश्क़ की शराब
कभी होती नहीं कम
इश्क़ के बंदों ने
कहा खा के ये कसम
अजी इश्क़ की शराब
कभी होती नहीं कम
पी लो पी लो एक बार
मिटे लाखों ग़म
पी लो पी लो एक बार
मिटे लाखों ग़म
अरे बंधु इसीलिए तो
हाँ बाबा
अबी बाबा
अबा बाबा
हंस ले बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा

अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
ये हंसी बाबा
ये खुशी बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
ये हंसी बाबा
ये खुशी बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बा॰॰ब्बा

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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear atul-song-a-day blog
Happy  birthday to you

🙂

Yes, it’s that special day of the year again. It’s our blog’s happy happy birthday. It was born on 19th July 2008, so today it completes 9 years. And we, wherever we are in the world, are definitely not going to let the occasion go by without celebration.  Maybe we don’t have cakes and candles, but we have enough blog handles. 🙂 (Ok, admittedly, that was a terrible one!).

NINE years! Phew!

This cannot be seen in isolation. This has to be seen in the context of WHAT this blog has been upto in these nine years.  Only then will we understand the magnitude of this achievement.  And why we are so happy celebrating this birthday.

There are other and older blogs out there, for sure. Blogging itself started a few years earlier – even I started a blog in 2005 or so. (The fact that I don’t even remember when I started my blog should give a reasonable idea of the state of my blog. 🙂 ). And that’s the thing. There are plenty of older blogs. But how many of them are still active. Like volcanoes, many of them are probably extinct now. Or maybe dormant. And that’s hardly surprising. It’s one thing to start a blog – many do, out of sheer enthusiasm. It is something entirely different to keep it running.  That calls for effort.

I’ve seen active blogs, updated every now and then.  Maybe a couple of times a month. Sometimes twice in a week, then a lull of three months. Unless it’s earning the blogger serious money, therefore providing him or her a financial incentive to keep new content coming in, it’s usually upto the blogger’s own convenience and motivation. So you see a post with “Sorry, I was very busy the last three months, so I could not update the blog”. Fair enough. Everyone has his/her life outside the blog too – and that often takes over.

I’m mentioning all this in detail only to highlight something. How very different this blog is, compared to other blogs out there. This blog is not just an active volcano, it is probably one of the most active volcanoes out there. 🙂 It produces  content  every day, multiple times a day. It has only very rarely missed a day – so rarely in fact that Atul used to even have a page where he used to mention in advance the day he would not be able to post!

Just naming a blog “…songaday” isn’t enough. 🙂 Atul has kept it going every day – and not just one song, but multiple songs. And this, is an act of love. Yes, if it had been done with financial motivation, one can understand the discipline and focus. But for Atul, it has always been, first and foremost, his love for music that has been the driver for the blog. You can easily sense that in his posts, in the way the blog has grown, the way he has added features, statistics pages, an anniversary page.  And in the fact that he is a stickler for accuracy, putting in extra effort without compromise. If you don’t love what you do, you will never be able to put in so much effort and still enjoy it, with no financial rewards to keep you going.

And he does all this, while having his own life outside the blog to deal with as well. His work, his family, social engagements etc. Not to mention how he’s been moving from one location to another, almost always in places with questionable internet reliability and speed.

So, there’s a world of perfectly valid reasons for Atul to not be able to keep up activity on the blog, if he’d chosen to slacken efforts – but Atul, being Atul, keeps persisting – and manages an amazing balancing act between all demands on his time. (He once said he doesn’t waste time in any activity that is unproductive – there’s a lesson there for everyone).

So there’s every reason to celebrate this blog heartily on its birthday. It’s not come easy – if not blood and tears, there’s definitely been plenty of sweat in bringing the blog to where it is today, celebrating its ninth birthday. Every day of these nine years has been an adventure and experience in its own right.

While on this – and while we are celebrating the blog – I think it’s only fair to also mention the community around it which has built up over the last nine years. This is spread around the world, across time zones, from Australasia to Asia to Africa to Europe to the Americas.

The blog has seen several million hits over the years – it has many regular visitors. It is a go-to site for lovers of old Hindi film music, especially those who seek long-forgotten treasures of yesteryear.  It revives memories for them, it brings them immense joy as they read the post, listen to the song, check out the lyrics – can you put a price on this joy? I, for sure, can’t.

Over the years, many have, also out of love, contributed to the blog in some way or the other. Some write guest posts, some prepare lyrics, some leave encouraging comments, everyone wants to do his or her bit – to give back something and help build, or improve, the blog. That is the spirit this blog has generated – the camaraderie is amazing.

So, as we celebrate this ninth birthday, I’d like to tell Atul on behalf of all Atulites (yes, that’s the term we use for this blog’s fans), thank you SO much for creating this – and you can count on our continued support to keep this going as long as we can. You’re certainly not alone.

Now, moving on to the song for today. It’s a birthday song – what else? 🙂

I just happened to come across it today when I searched for “saalgira”. I must admit I’d never heard it before – but the first thing I did was to check if it had been posted yet. It hadn’t – so I immediately got down to business. 🙂 I’ve listened to it many times since. The very first time I listened to it today, I fell in love with it. Shamshad is one of my favourite singers anyway – and I quite like Asha too.

It’s a pleasant song, composed by Vasant Desai. I think he’s also one of the more underrated composers we’ve had in the industry – maybe because he was more niche, than mass, composer. I remember Arunji writing about Vasant Desai sometime – would like to read that post again.

There’s no video for this song but from the lyrics, I’m imagining that it’s a birthday song for a child – whether by name raja, or lovingly called raja, or could be a young king too. (No, it has nothing to do with me – my nanha munna days are way, way, in the distant past. 🙂 ) Or maybe Raja Mehdi Ali Khan wrote the lyrics of this song for himself. 🙂

Animals/birds, likely toys, are part of the birthday celebration.  So there are references to koyal, maina, kaaga, bagula etc – apparently they are all playing musical instruments to entertain the raja.

I was just imagining different Atulites, in fancy dress of animals/birds, playing musical instruments to entertain Atul on this occasion of the blog’s birthday. 🙂

With that thought, I’ll leave you to enjoy the song. 🙂

Once again, a very happy birthday to the blog and congratulations to all Atulites.

[Ed Note: As noted by Raja ji in the comments, with this song, the film ‘Anand Bhavan’ (1952) has all its songs posted. Time to declare and to celebrate yet another ‘Yippeee’ on this blog. Yaaaay. . . .]


Song – Nanhe Munne Raja Ki Saal Girah Aayi Re (Anand Bhavan) (1952) Singers – Shamshad Begum, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Vasant Desai
Chorus

Lyrics

nanhe munne raja ki saalgira aayi re
nanhe munne raja ki saalgira aayi re
o o o o o
bagiya mein koyal ne gaai badhaai
o mausi billo ne baanti mithaai re
o mausi billo ne baanti mithaai re
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho ho

nanhe munne raja ki saalgira aayi re
nanhe munne raja ki saalgira aayi re

master kaagaa to dholak bajaaye
maina bajaaye shehnai re
hoye
master kaagaa to dholak bajaaye
maina bajaaye shehnai re
kumri ne meethi si thumri sunaayi
kumri ne meethi si thumri sunaayi
bagule ne bansi bajaayi re
bagule ne bansi bajaayi re
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho ho

murgey ne taan lagaayi re
murgey ne taan lagaayi re

thumak thumak naache
oye thumak thumak naache
ho o o  o
ho o o
ho o o
ho o  o  o
ho o o
ho o o
thumak thumak naache
moti malaniya
double-roti malaniya
oy moti malaniya
double-roti malaniya

phoolon ke gajre laayi re
phoolon ke gajre laayi re
kele ke chhilke se phisli dhadaam se
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho ho
boli duhaayi duhaayi re
haaye haaye
boli duhaayi duhaayi re

cheeni ki gudiya boli ke meri
rajaji se kar do sagaai re
haaye
cheeni ki gudiya boli ke meri
rajaji se kar do sagaai re
cheeni ke gudde ne gudiya ko peeta
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho ho

donon mein ho gayi ladaai re
haaye raam
donon mein ho gayi ladaai re
nanhe munne raja ki saalgira aayi re
nanhe munne raja ki saalgira aayi re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नन्हें मुन्ने राजा की सालगिरह आई रे
नन्हें मुन्ने राजा की सालगिरह आई रे
ओ ओ ओ
बगिया में कोयल ने गाई बधाई
ओ मौसी बिल्लो ने बांटी मिठाई रे
ओ मौसी बिल्लो ने बांटी मिठाई रे
हो हो
हो हो
हो हो हो
नन्हें मुन्ने राजा की सालगिरह आई रे
नन्हें मुन्ने राजा की सालगिरह आई रे

मास्टर कागा तो ढोलक बजाए
मैना बजाए शहनाई रे
ओए मास्टर कागा तो ढोलक बजाए
मैना बजाए शहनाई रे
क़ुमरी ने मीठी सी ठुमरी सुनाई
क़ुमरी ने मीठी सी ठुमरी सुनाई
बगुले ने बंसी बजाई रे
बगुले ने बंसी बजाई रे
हो हो
हो हो
हो हो हो
मुर्गे ने तान लगाई रे
मुर्गे ने तान लगाई रे
ठुमक ठुमक नाचे
ओय ठुमक ठुमक नाचे
हो ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
ठुमक ठुमक नाचे
मोटी मालनीया
डबल रोटी मालनीया
ओय मोटी मालनीया
डबल रोटी मालनीया
फूलों के गजरे लाई रे
फूलों के गजरे लाई रे
केले के छिलके से फिसली धमाधम से
हो हो
हो हो
हो हो हो
बोली दुहाई दुहाई रे
हाय हाय
बोली दुहाई दुहाई रे

चीनी की गुड़िया बोली के मेरी
राजाजी से कर दो सगाई रे
हाए
चीनी की गुड़िया बोली के मेरी
राजाजी से कर दो सगाई रे
चीनी के गुड्डे ने गुड़िया को पीटा
हो हो
हो हो
हो हो हो
दोनों में हो गई लड़ाई रे
हाए राम
दोनों में हो गई लड़ाई रे
नन्हें मुन्ने राजा की सालगिरह आई रे
नन्हें मुन्ने राजा की सालगिरह आई रे


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

Today’s song is a fun song from the film Khota Paisa (1958). It is sung by Rafi, Shamshad and chorus. The film was one of those in which Johnny Walker was the Hero opposite Shyama. Johnny Walker was on the peak of popularity during that period. The film was produced and directed by M.Sadiq, under his own banner Sadiq Productions, Bombay. Music was by Madan Mohan.
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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 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.

Today’s song is from film ‘Jawani Ki Pukaar’ aka ‘Call Of Youth’ (1942). The film makes its debut on our blog today. It is sung by Sarfaraz Deen, who too makes his debut with this song.
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 32
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At the beginning of this month, June 1st, I had a personal reminder to myself – passing away anniversary of Khwaja Ahmed Abbas. I was wanting to do a brief remembrance post. Other “things” intervened and the day came and went. Then, it so happened that on the 15th June, there was a set of reminders and requests for the birth centenary celebrations of Sajjaad Husain. Not many “things” intervened that day, and I was able to locate a rare recording of a song from film ‘Dharam’ (1945), as yet unposted, and was able to post the remembrance article in good time. You may remember the title line of that song “Chali Pawan Purvaai, Chali Pawan”.
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A century post – and a discovery of monumental proportions. Things cannot get more rare, and better, than this.

We are at a century marker with this post – 13,300 – thirteen thousand three hundred to be exact. Atul ji and I exchanged some thoughts on whether to hold back this important discovery for a bigger, more major milestone up ahead. But then we decided that the wait of some more months will be too much. Let us introduce this discovery at 13,300 itself, and then we will have a few more opportunities to bring on other parts, other songs of this discovery.
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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.

OK so, ‘Ek Ladki Saat Ladke’ from 1961, is the film that today joins the ranks of films with all their songs posted. It is Yippeee-land time for this film. And that’s all folks, that I can say for this film. Another one of the ‘Lost Children’, about whom nothing more is known, nothing more exists in memory. Yes, there is information that is contained in the Geet Kosh. Based on the Geet Kosh inputs, the basic demographics for this film are as follows.

The film is produced and directed by Roop K Shorey. The cast of actors is very brief – Ravinder Kapoor, Ameeta, Majnu, Badri Prasad, and Durga Khote. After having tasted success with ‘Ek Thi Ladki’ (1949) and ‘Ek Do Teen’ (1953), Roop K Shorey tried to repeat a similar sounding formula in this film.  The earlier two films had Motilal and Meena K Shorey as the lead pair, and Vinod as the music director.  But in this film, the only common link is Vinod, who also was replaced by S Mohinder, in unfortunate circumstances.
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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.

Another request from Arvinder ji.  And another delightful song that I must thank him for introducing to me. I heard this song for the first time after Arvinder ji’s persistent requests finally made me pull this song out and listen to it. It was love at first hear 😉 (ah, the phrase being used again today). And yes, another theme being used again today is the ‘keep your hearts safe’ message. In an earlier post today, Atul ji has uploaded the Shamshad Begum song – “Meri Nazren Pockekmaar Sambhaalo Dil Ke Pocket Ko”. And in this song, the lady is announcing that

आई हूँ रंग ले के मैं बहार के
रखना काबू
दिल रखना काबू

The film is ‘Naag Padmini’ from 1957. This is a historical film, produced by Mulkhraj Bhakri under the banner of Golden Movies, Bombay and is directed by Lekhraj Bhakri. The cast of actors includes Mahipal, Shakeela, Hiralal, Maruti, Tiwari, Niranjan Sharma, Kammo, Krishna Kumari, Kanchanmala, Tun Tun, Daljeet, Sadiq, amongst others. There are 8 songs in this film, all coming from the pen of Prem Dhawan. Music is by Sanmukh Babu.
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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.

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 7
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When the previous instalment in this series was posted, I had started it with the word ‘Goodness’. It was because that post came in after a gap of 5 months from the one previous to it. Now I am thinking what word to use – this instalment is now coming in almost 17 (seventeen) months from the previous post. Maybe you would say, the less said the better. 😉
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“Saajan” (1947) was directed by Kishore Sahu for Filmistan. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Rehana, Ranjeet Kumari, Ramesh Gupta, Leela Mishra, S l Puri, Anant Prabhu, Satyanarayan, Samson, Haroon, Jagannath arora, S K Singh, Sindhu Suley, Suraiyya, Sarah, Juliet, Gulab Gupte etc in it.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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