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“Amar Asha”(1947) was directed by V M Vyas for Sunrise Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Paro Devi, Umakant, Sitara, Ghulam Mohammad (actor), Pratima Devi, Pandey, Amir Bano, Babu Raje, Radha, Ma Wazir, Mumtaz etc in it.

This obscure movie had eight songs in it. Here is the first song from “Amar Asha”(1947) to appear in the blog. This song is a forgotten gem. It is sung by Paro Devi. Kabi Amritsari is the lyricist of this ghazal. Music is composed by Shanti Kumar Desai.

Only the audio of this song is available. It is clear that the song was picturised on Paro Devi herself.

With this song, “Amar Asha”(1947) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Mohabbat jataane ko jee chaahta hai (Amar Asha)(1947) Singer-Paro Devi, Lyrics-Kabil Amritsari, MD-Shanti Kumar Desai

Lyrics

Muhabbat jataane ko o
jee chaahta hai
jee chaahta hai
jawaani lutaane ko
jee chaahta hai
jee chaahta hai

jise dekh le tu u u u
bana de sharaabi
bana de sharaabi
nazar aazmaane ko
jee chaahta hai
jee chaahta hai

na jaane mere dil ko o o
kya ho gaya hai
kya ho gaya hai
tere naaz uthhaane ko
kya
tere naaz uthhaane ko
jee chaahta hai
jee chaahta hai

mohabbat ka jaadoo u u u u u u u
mohabbat ka jaadoo u u u
idhar bhi udhar bhi
idhar bhi udhar bhi
qayaamat uthhaane ko
jee chaahta hai
jee chaahta hai

jawaani lutaane ko
jawaani lutaane ko
jee chaahta hai
jee chaahta hai
Muhabbat jataane ko
jee chaahta hai
jee chaahta hai


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

BARSAAT KI EK RAAT (1948) was produced under the banner of Deewan Pictures, Bombay and it was directed by G Singh. The star cast included Amarnath, Pran, Asha Posley, Durga Mota, Shamlal, G N Butt, Baby Lata etc. I have no idea about the story of the film. Going by the refrains of the songs of the film, the story seems to be revolved around the romantic pairs with moods of exuberance and separation.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

The runaway success of musical films like ‘Khazaanchi’ (1941), ‘Basant’ (1942), ‘Kismet’ (1943), ‘Tansen’ (1943) and ‘Rattan’ (1944) seem to have attracted, many new music directors to join the Hindi film industry in the 1940s. But only a few of them could climb the ladder of success to reach among the top music directors and elongate their successful musical carrier in the 1950s and beyond. Most of new music directors vanished into thin air after composing songs for very few films.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 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.

HATIMTAI (1947) was produced under the banner of Fine Arts Productions and was directed by G R Sethi. The star cast included Kamal Kapoor, Vanmala, Bikram Kapoor, Auzurie, Chandanbala, Hamid (Ajit), Ameerbai Karnataki, Kashinath etc.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, 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.

Never before I had to piece together so little information from so many sources about a song that I liked so much as in case of “Ut’re jo zindagi teri gehraaiyon men hum” from Pratibha (1984).
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Today (31 july 2016) is a day that all music lover know only too well. It seems like yesterday when we heard the unexpected news that Rafi was no more. He was just 55 years old at that time and he still had many years of singing career ahead of him. In a way, his demise signified the hastening of the end of the golden era of HFM, an era which had begun when his himself was making his mark as a playback singer in 1940s.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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 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.

For a soft and lovely and romantic expression, it probably does not get better than this delightful ghazal. The words, the music, and the rendition – all have come together to craft this wonderful expression of bashful love. Love, that wants to say many things, but remains un-speaking, when presented with the opportunity. The anxiety and hesitations tie the tongue, and the moments pass by without a word being said. Shakeel Sb has so beautifully painted the words around this emotion. Each couplet is a priceless gem. I am bowled over with how the words are knitted together.

hasraten aarzooen umangen
jaane kis raah par jaa rahi theen
un ko dekha to manzil samajh kar
ruk gaya karvaan un ke aage

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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 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.

The ghazal ‘na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon’ has been embroiled in a debate about its authorship. This ghazal became popular and well known when Mohammed Rafi sang it for the film ‘Laal Qila’ (1960). The ghazal was credited to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor. In fact, this ghazal was picturised on Bahadur Shah Zafar, this role played by M Kumar. The sentiment expressed in the ghazal fitted very well with the status of Bahadur Shah Zafar as the last Mughal king whose writ did not work beyond the walled city of Delhi. It was this that probably led many to believe that the ghazal was the expression of his inner feelings of sorrow and self-pity.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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. This is his 400th writeup in the blog

apni marzi se kahaan apne safar ke hum hain
rukh hawaaon kaa jidhar kaa hai udhar ke hum hain

-Nida Fazli

[There is no choice for us as to where we embark on the journey.
Where the direction of the wind is the place to which we belong].
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 50
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Khud samajh lo ke iltijaa kya hai
Hamhin keh den to phir mazaa kya hai

Iltijaa= Request, desire

The matla (first) she’r of the above ghazal penned by Arzoo Lucknawi is apparently addressed to the ‘maashooqa’ (beloved) by ‘aashiq’ (lover) saying that the former should get a hint, may be the way he talks and treat the beloved, as to what is his request or what he is desirous of. There is no fun if he reveals his request/desire.
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