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

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5293 Post No. : 17330

Today’s song is from an ‘unreleased movie’ from the 1940s.

I had come across songs of this movie in 2014 and I had shared a few songs from this movie to our editors then. At that time the year of this movie was mentioned as ‘1950’ on some links and ‘1940’ on others so it was not clear.

However, when I got the copy of HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) I found the following details about this movie mentioned therein.

HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) lists this movie as ‘Un-released’ movie of ‘1941-1950’.

On page number 607 – Appendix-1 Movie number 1214 this movie is mentioned as presented by ‘Rahnuma Pictures’.
However, its star cast and director is not mentioned. Music director is mentioned as Shankar Lal.
Lyricist names are mentioned as Shyam Hindi and Kamran Momin.

The list mentions total eight songs in this movie. So far, two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

S. No Song Title Lyricist Singer Posted On
01 Ga re manwaa gaa Shyam Hindi
02 Ghoonghat mein sharmaaye dulhaniya Kamran Momin
03 Baat kuchh aisi wo hamse kah gaye Shyam Hindi
4 Cham cham chamken taare Shyam Hindi
05 In do matwaale nainon mein K.S. Ragi, Razia Begam 26.06.2022
06 Aabaad hai saraa jahaan Shyam Hindi Razia Begam Song under discussion
07 Khushi chaaron taraf chhaayi Shyam Hindi
08 Aa jaa papeehe geet sunaa de Kamran Momin Geeta Dutt 23.11.2020

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Today’s song is the third song from this movie to be presented here on the blog. This song is sung by Razia Begam as mentioned on the link of this song. Lyrics are by Shyam Hindi and music is composed by Shankar Lal.

I would also like to thank Shri Shalin Bhatt ji who has uploaded this song on Youtube.

Let us now listen to today’s song …

Audio

Song-Aabaad hai saara jahaan ummeed hai dil mein jawaan (Hamraaz)(UR)(1948) Singer-Razia Begam, Lyrics-Shyam Hindi, MD-Shankar lal

Lyrics

Aabaad hai saara jahaan
Ummeed hai dil mein jawaan
Aabaad hai saara jahaan
Ummeed hai dil mein jawaan

Kho gaya hai har koyi
Is bazm mein aaya huaa
Kho gaya hai har koyi
Is bazm mein aaya huaa
Rang kuchh aisa teri mehfil pe
Hai chhaaya huaa
Rang kuchh aisa teri mehfil pe
Hai chhaaya huaa

Zindagi masroor hai
Ae ae ae
Zindagi masroor hai
Ae
Dilkash hai aur hai
Shaadmaan
Aabaad hai saara jahaan
Ummeed hai dil mein jawaan
Aabaad hai saara jahaan
Ummeed hai dil mein jawaan

Meri paayal ki chhanaachhan mein
Hazaaron raag hain
Meri paayal ki chhanaachhan mein
Hazaaron raaz raag hain
Mere naghme hain bahaarein
Meri saansen aag hain
Mere naghme hain bahaarein
Meri saansen aag hain

Dil bharaa hai hasraton se
Ae ae ae ae ae
Dil bharaa hai hasraton se
Aarzooein hain jawaan aan
Aabaad hai saara jahaan
Ummeed hai dil mein jawaan
Aabaad hai saara jahaan
Ummeed hai dil mein jawaan

Kho gaya hai har koyi
Is basti (bazm?) mein aaya huaa
Kho gaya hain har koyi
Is basti (bazm?) mein aaya huaa
Rang kuchh aisa teri mehfil pe
Hai chhaaya huaa
Rang kuchh aisa teri mehfil pe
Hai chhaaya huaa


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Blog Day :

5255 Post No. : 17258

“Mera Salaam”(1957) was produced and directed by Harbans for Sushil Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Bina Rai, Bharat Bhooshan, Durga Khote, Veena, Al Nasir, K.N.Singh, Nishi, Gope, Randhir, Ameer Banu, Heera Sawant, Leela Gupte, Cuckkoo, Maya Dass etc in it.

“Mera Salaam”(1957) had 12 songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far. Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hafeez Khan.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

The lyrics and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Ek lafz e ishq thha ki jo afsaana ban gaya (Mera Salaam)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hafeez Khan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaan
ek lafz-e-ishq thhaa aaa aaa ke jo..oo
afsaanaa ban…nnn gayaa
haaan aaan aaaan
saaqi..eee
kabhee banaa..aaa kabhee
mastaanaa ban gayaa aaa
hhaan…aaan..aaa
tujhse nazar milaa ke
main kya kyaa na ban gayaa
khud shammaa ban gayaa
kabhi parwaanaa ban gayaa

jab kuchch naa ban sakaa to main aen aen aen
jab kuchch naa
ban sakaa to main
deewaanaa ban gayaa
deewaanaa ban gayaa

haan…aan..aaan..aan
duniyaa se main
chhupaataa phiraa
teri daastaan
hhaan…aan
aa aaa aaaan
dil meraa raazdaar thhaa
main dil kaa raazdaan..aan
chhuptaa hai ye..ae ae
junoon-e-muhabbat magar..rrr kahaan
haaan..aaa…aan
kadmon mein aa gayeen jo
gareebaan ki dhajjiyaan
ghabraa ke main bhi hosh se ae ae ae ae
ghabraake main bhi hosh se
begaanaa ban gayaa aaa
begaanaa ban gayaa

hhaan…aan ..aaaa
aaa…aaan…aaaa
mujhko hai dil ka hosh naa aa
dil ko..o o mereee…eee khabar
deewaanaa mujhko
kehtey hain
jaataa hoon main jidhar
charchaa hai mere
ishq kaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
ab har..rrr zabaan par
hhan..aaan
shewan ne tujhko dekh liyaa thha
bas ik nazar
itni zaraa si baat kaa
haan aaan..aaa…aaa
aaan aaa aaa
itni zaraa si baat kaa
afsaanaa ban gayaa…aaa
afsaanaa ban gayaa
itnee zaraa si baat ka
afsaanaa ban gayaa
jab kuchch naa
ban sakaa to main
deewaanaa ban gayaa aa aaa
deewaanaa ban gayaa


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

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Nowadays it is happening with me regularly that whenever I come across a new song (newer to me) I check for its movie name, and when I became aware of the name of the movie I check it on the blog. I am under the impression that this movie surely is on the blog. But, when I found that the movie is not yet available on the blog, I do not believe it and keep checking many times in various lists  . The recent such instances is the movie ‘Taxi Chor-1980’ and another one is the today’s movie.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Daasi-1981’. I do not know if I was confusing the movie ‘Swaami-1977’ with ‘Daasi’, but I was surprised to note that ‘Daasi-1981’ is yet to make its debut on the blog.

I landed on this movie ‘Daasi-1981’ when I get to listen one of its songs, not the today’s one, on Vividh Bharati. I was planning to present that song which I listened to and liked, but I am leaving that one for another write-up soon.

This is because this movie ‘Daasi-1981’ has Sanjeev Kumar in it and today 6th November 2022 is the thirty-seventh ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ of Sanjeev Kumar.

Sanjeev Kumar (Haribhai Jethalal Jariwala) was born on 9th July 1938 and passed away on 6th November 1985 at the age of forty-seven only. One of the finest actors of Hindi Cinema Sanjeev Kumar was the most loved actor by of all our group of friends who grew up in the seventies.

We enjoyed his movies a lot and whenever there was a new Sanjeev Kumar movie released every one of us (friends) were eager to watch it as early as possible and then we used to discuss it a lot in our friends’ group meetings.

But I do not remember to have watched the today’s movie of Sanjeev Kumar which was released in 1981. I was studying in ninth standard then (in 1981-1982). It seems that the movie was also a lesser known or a non-successful movie of its time.

‘Daasi-1981’ was directed by Raj Khosla for ‘Gavrav International Productions, Bombay’.
It was produced by Subhash Verma.

It had Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rakesh Roshan, Vikram, Paintal, Siddharth Kak, Radhika Bartakke, Anita Advani, Sundar, Leela Mishra, Dhoomal, Bela, Meena, Rajesh, Arjan Sahni, Gauri Verma, Pooja Verma and others.

This movie had seven songs written by Anand Bakshi and composed by Ravindra Jain and Rajesh Roshan.

I will be presenting more details of this movie and its songs in my next write-up with a song of this movie.

Today as a tribute to Sanjeev Kumar we will listen to a song from this movie which is sung by Bhupinder Singh and which on screen is performed by Sanjeev Kumar.

Also seen in the picturisation of this song is Rekha, Moushumi Chatterjee, Vikram and others.

In the today’s song the character in the movie ‘under the circumstances’ is trying to justify his drinking … ‘thhodi sharaab pee loon’. So, I don’t think this song should fall under ‘drunkard’ song. But, incidentally recently I listened to ‘Madhushaala’ after a long time and also some ‘drinking motivational songs’ from Hindi movies. Actually, since many years I am longing to do a ‘compilation’ of all ‘these type of songs from Hindi movies’ 🙂
The today’s song reminded me of the following lines from ‘madhushaala’ …

‘dard nashaa hai is madira ka, vigat smritiyaan saathi hain, peeda mein anand jise ho aaye meri madhushaala’ 🙂 (well sometimes it happens … )

Let us listen to today’s song now and watch Sanjeev Kumar performing as a ‘ghazal singer’ …

Video

Audio

Song-Thhodi sharaab pee loon(Daasi)(1981) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

Log kehte hain main
ek fankaar hoon
apni shohrat se par
main sharamsaar hoon
mujhse poochho agar
to main kuchh bhi nahin
girti tooti huyi
ek deewaar hoon

thhodi sharaab pee loon
thhodi sharaab pee loon
ho jaaye kuchh sahaara aa aa
ae doston tumhen kya
ae doston tumhe kya
ye bhi …
nahin gawaaraa
thhodi sharaab pee loon

sur taal bol bhooley
main meet yaad aaye
do ghoont pee liye to
sau geet yaad aaye
sau geet yaad aaye
geeton mein yaad bhar doon
geeton mein yaad bhar doon
dil ka main dard saaraa aa
ae doston tumhe kya
ae doston tumhe kya
ye bhi …
nahin gawaaraa
thhodi sharaab pee loon

(Dialogues not included)

bhoole huye dinon ki
yaadein jagaa rahi hain
shaayad kahin se koi
aawaaz aa rahi hai
aawaaz aa rahi hai
mud kar to dekh loon main
mud kar to dekh loon main
kisne mujhe pukaaraa aa
ae doston tumhe kya aa
ae doston tumhe kya
ye bhi …
nahin gawaaraa
thhodi sharaab pee loon

raste mein thhak gaya hoon
manzil se door hoon main
saahil hai door mujhse
saahil se door hoon main
saahil se door hoon main
toofaan ko banaa loon
toofaan ko banaa loon
main doob kar kinaaraa aa
ae doston tumhen kya aa
ae doston tumhe kya
ye bhi …
nahin gawaaraa
thhodi sharaab pee loon
ho jaaye kuchh sahaara aa
ae doston tumhen kya
ye bhi …
nahin gawaaraa
thhodi sharaab pee loon


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

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5145 Post No. : 17107 Movie Count :

4617

Today 19th of August 2022 is the third ‘Remembrance anniversary’ of the legendary music director Mohammed Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi Saab, whom we fondly know as Khayyam Saab.

He was born on 18th February 1927 in a village Rahon in the District of Jalandhar – Punjab.

From Jalandhar he came to Delhi and from Delhi to Lahore to Mumbai again back to Lahore and finally to Mumbai to start his career in Hindi Films in 1948. He started his musical career as a Singer first, singing a duet in the movie ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (1947) with Zohrabai Ambalewali. And later got his first assignment to compose music for the movie ‘Heer Ranjha’ (1948).

As per the statistics given in the book ‘Khayyam – The Man – His Music’, researched, compiled, and edited by Vishwas Nerurkar and Bishwanath Chatterjee, since 1948 to 2007 Khayyam Saab composed music for 55 movies (released) for 321 songs. As many as 17 movies where he composed music for 60 songs were not released for various reasons. Some of them were shelved and were not completed.

He had also given music to 194 non-filmy songs composed for various albums including patriotic songs and others. He also composed music for 8 TV serials composing 45 songs.

On our blog we have so far covered 201 songs composed by Khayyam Saab.

As a tribute to him today I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Tere Shahar Mein’ (1986) in which Khayyam Saab was the music director.

‘Tere Shahar Mein’ was directed by for Sagar Sarhadi for Mahesheka Films Pvt Ltd., Bombay. It was produced by SS Broca. It had Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Dipti Naval, Marc Zuber and others.

This movie had four songs composed by Khayyam Saab. Two songs were written by Naqsh Lyallpuri. Bashar Nawaz and Amir Minai had penned one song each. [Source for this detailed information is the book ‘Khayyam- The Man-His Music’ by Vishwas Nerurkar and Bishwanath Chatterjee.]

I guess that this movie was not released at all. Because very less information is available about the movie and video of the songs or others is not available. The ‘Hindi Filmography – 1986-2000’ mentions only the names of the Producer, Director, and Music Director for this movie title.

But luckily audio of the songs from this movie is available. I came across today’s song only few months back and loved it very much. The song is a gem of song but very less heard.

Today’s song is sung by Singer Bhupinder Singh.

Lyricist for this song is Bashar Nawaz. Incidentally yesterday, 18th August was his birth anniversary. Here is a brief about him taken from ‘Wikipedia’.

Bashar Nawaz (18 August 1935 – 9 July 2015) was one of the prominent progressive Urdu Poet, critic, and lyricist, who penned the song “Karoge Yaad To” in the film ‘Bazaar’ (1982). He picked up the ‘Pulotsav Samman’ and ‘Ghalib Award’ for his contribution to Urdu literature.

He had written lyrics for a few Hindi films such as ‘Bazaar’, ‘Lorie’ and ‘Jaan e Wafa’. Ghulam Ali, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Aziz, Asha Bhosle, Talat Aziz, Bhupinder, and Mehdi Hasan among others have given voice to his ghazals.

He also wrote 13 episodes of the TV serial ‘Amir Khusro’, which was telecast on Doordarshan in 1983. Bashar also penned 26 episodes of the musical opera ‘Saare Jahan se Accha Hindustan Hamara’, which was broadcast by All India Radio. He scripted a serial on Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, which was televised on Doordarshan in 2000.

Nawaz’s poems have been translated into Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, and Kannada and published in journals and anthologies. As many as ten of his poems have been translated into English by Zaheer Ali. Anwar Saeed from Pakistan has made special mention of Bashar Nawaz in his book ‘Short History of Urdu Literature’. His ghazals and poems have been included in almost all the anthologies of best Urdu poetry from 1960 onward, said noted Urdu poet Khan Shamim. On 9 July 2015, Bashar Nawaz died at the age of 79 in Aurangabad (Maharashtra).

Let us now listen to the today’s lovely song sung by Bhupinder Singh and composed by Khayyam Saab. Lyrics are written by Bashar Nawaz as mentioned above.

With this song the movie ‘Tere Shahar Mein’ makes its debut on the blog.

Our tributes to Khayyam Saab !!!
His immortal compositions will live forever and will continue to mesmerize the coming generations with the magic of his music !!!


Song-Bhoole bisre kayi afsaane sunaane aaya (Tere Shahar Mein)(1986)(UR) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Bashar Nawaz, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

bhoole bisre kayi afsaane sunaane aaya aa aa
bhoole bisre kayi afsaane sunaane aaya aa aa
baad ik umr ke phir chaand sirhaane aaya aa
baad ik umr ke phir chaand sirhaane aaya aa aa
bhoole bisre ae

koyi dastak si huyi
phir mere darwaaze par
koyi dastak si huyi
phir mere darwaaze par
phir koyi dard e muhabbat ko jagaane aaya aa
phir koyi dard e muhabbat ko jagaane aaya aa
baad ik umr ke phir chaand sirhaane aaya aa aa
bhoole bisre ae

mehki mehki si hain aen
kuchh aaj fazaayein dil ki ee
mehki mehki si hain aen
kuchh aaj fazaayein dil ki ee
phool hi phool koyi jaise
bichhaane aaya aa
phool hi phool koyi jaise
bichhaane aaya aa
baad ik umr ke
phir chaand sirhaane aaya aa aa
bhoole bisre ae

rang aanchal mein ae ae
nigaahon mein sitaare lekar
rang aanchal mein ae ae
nigaahon mein sitaare lekar
phir se raahon mein koyi
deep jalaane aayaa aa
phir se raahon mein koyi
deep jalaane aayaa aa
baad ik umr ke
phir chaand sirhaane aaya aa aa
bhoole bisre ae

koyi jhonkaa hai wo khushboo ka
jo sehn e dil mein
koyi jhonkaa hai wo khushboo ka
jo sehn e dil mein
ik musaafir ki tarah raat bitaane aaya
ik musaafir ki tarah raat bitaane aaya
baad ik umr ke
phir chaand sirhaane aaya aa aa
bhoole bisre kayi afsaane sunaane aaya aa aa
bhoole bisre ae

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

भूले बिसरे कई अफसाने सुनाने आया
भूले बिसरे कई अफसाने सुनाने आया
बाद इक उम्र के फिर चाँद सिरहाने आया
बाद इक उम्र के फिर चाँद सिरहाने आया
भूले बिसरे

कोई दस्तक सी हुई
फिर मेरे दरवाज़े पर
कोई दस्तक सी हुई
फिर मेरे दरवाज़े पर
फिर कोई दर्द ए मुहब्बत को जगाने आया
फिर कोई दर्द ए मुहब्बत को जगाने आया
बाद इक उम्र के फिर चाँद सिरहाने आया
भूले बिसरे

महकी महकी सी हैं
कुछ आज फ़ज़ाएं दिल की
महकी महकी सी हैं
कुछ आज फ़ज़ाएं दिल की
फूल ही फूल कोई जैसे
बिछाने आया
फूल ही फूल कोई जैसे
बिछाने आया
बाद इक उम्र के
फिर चाँद सिरहाने आया
भूले बिसरे

रंग आँचल में
निगाहों में सितारे ले कर
रंग आँचल में
निगाहों में सितारे ले कर
फिर से राहों में
कोई दीप जलाने आया
फिर से राहों में
कोई दीप जलाने आया
बाद इक उम्र के
फिर चाँद सिरहाने आया
भूले बिसरे

कोई झोंका है वो खुशबू का
जो सहन ए दिल में
कोई झोंका है वो खुशबू का
जो सहन ए दिल में
इक मुसाफिर की तरह रात बिताने आया
इक मुसाफिर की तरह रात बिताने आया
बाद इक उम्र के
फिर चाँद सिरहाने आया
भूले बिसरे कई अफसाने सुनाने आया
भूले बिसरे

[sehn सहन – an open space in the interior, like an inner courtyard]
[sehn e dil = सहन ए दिल – the space within the heart]


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.

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5126 Post No. : 17078

Rafi Sb.

So much written about him. So much said. The words have ended. But the emotions continue to flow. So much more remains unsaid. So much more still waits. But the articulation struggles to create new epithets, define new qualifiers that may go beyond, and say a little more about this Divine Voice, about this persona so aptly described as God’s Own.

And yet, some more, little more. As it is, there are still many more songs in his voice that have to be brought on board here on our blog. I bring today a short ghazal of three couplets, that is indeed an abbreviated version. The poet who wrote these lines is Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor. As a character in history – the last Emperor of the glorious Mughal dynasty, he appears in some films. One of them is ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954).

There is a scene of the Royal Darbaar – Deewaan e Aam, in which a mushaira is being held. The Emperor himself is presiding. And being an accomplished and an acknowledged poet himself, he is also one of the presenters. Rather he is the premier presenter – his kalaam is read as the first presentation in the mushaira. The actor reading the kalaam is Sadiq. [Author’s Note: This info is provided by Ahsaan Qasim.]

Only three she’ers (couplets) of one of Bahadur Shah Zafar’s original ghazal are presented. And the voice behind this poetry is that of Rafi Sb. The video clip of this mushaira is available on YouTube. I am presenting the extracted audio of the portion that is sung by Rafi Sb. This is a short one and a half minute presentation that is neither listed in Geet Kosh and is not available on any released gramophone records of this film.

In the film ‘Mirza Ghalib’, all the listed songs except one are rendered by Talat Mehmood. The one exception is in the voice of Rafi Sb – the ghazalHai Bas Ke Har Ek Unke Ishaare Mein Nishaan Aur”.  This partial ghazal now adds one more song in this film which is rendered by Rafi Sb.

Today morning, a dear friend Amol Saraf sent me a piece of his own writing that he has written for Rafi Sb. Amol ji is US based, and a lover of Hindi film music. And yes, that is the reason that we have connected, being part of an online group that meets once a week. After we got introduced on this forum, we have had long telephone conversations, about ourselves and our intense interest in Hindi film songs.

With his indulgence, I share this piece here. All the words that he has composed for Rafi Sb, leave almost nothing more to be said at present. A wonderful eulogy that appropriately honors the great soul.

मरहूम मुहम्मद रफी साहब

ना हुआ ऐसा कभी पहले
ना आगे कभी ऐसा होगा
चाहे कुछ भी हो सकता हैं
मुहम्मद रफी फिर नही होगा

भजन में भाव तुम ही हो
प्रभु मिलन की चाव तुम ही हो
हर गान के सृजन में हो तुम
हर अजान में भी बसे तुम हो
मेरी जान में रिसे हो तुम
शबद गान में अरदास तुम हो
ईसा के भाव गान में हो तुम
रात लोरी में दुलार तुम हो
सुबह के सूरज में हो तुम
माहताब की ठंडक में तुम ही हो
तारों की झिलमिल में हो तुम
खुशबू सभी फ़ुलों में तुम हो
सावन के झुलों में हो तुम
पुरवाई की मिठी छुँअन मे तुम हो
एव्हरेस्ट की ऊँचाई पर हो स्थित
वादीयों में गुँजती आवाज हो तुम
दिलं में मुहब्बत का झरना तुम हो
बादल बारीश नदी समंदर हो तुम
प्यार का मधुर साज हो तुम
गरीबों के ज़िंदगी की आस तुम हो
अमीरों के महलों की शान हो तुम
वादि-ए-हुस्न का खुमार तुम हो
हमारी ज़िंदगी का धनुक हो तुम
शान-ए-मौसिकी तुम से ही
ईज्जत-ए-कलाम तुम हो
शान-ए-वतन तुम हो ऐ रफी
ज़ीनत-ए-चमन आबाद है तुम से
शांति और अमन का परचम तुम ही हो
इन्सानियत की आन बान शान हो तुम
दूर रह कर भी साथ हर घड़ी हो तुम
रगों में बहता देश प्रेम तुम हो
हमारी ज़िंदगी में ज़िंदादिली हो तुम
ये दिल एक मंदिर हैं तुम्हारा
सारी दुनिया कहती हैं
मुहम्मद रफी हैं हमारा..  मुहम्मद रफी हैं हमारा
मुहम्मद रफी हैं हमारा..  मुहम्मद रफी हैं हमारा

अमोल बिदेसियाँ

हरदिल अज़ीज़ मरहूम मुहम्मद रफी साहब जी को
सादर सप्रेम अर्पण।

आज उनकी ४० वी बरसी पर उनकी रुहानी याद को…
दिल कि गहराईयों से सलाम आदाब करता हुँ।

और परवरदिगार से ईल्तेजा, ग़ुज़ारीश करता हुँ कि..
उनकी रुह को नेमत अताह करें।

आमीन

अमोल बिदेसियाँ

After reading the above lines, nothing more really remains to be said. The accolades continue to echo. The memories endure, the music sustains, the voice – Divine Voice, persists and prevails over all creation.

Mohmmed Rafi Sb – God’s Own.

Ameen

Video

Audio

Song – Nahin Ishq Mein Is Ka To Ranj Hamen  (Mirza Ghalib) (1954) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Bahadur Shah Zafar, MD – Ghulam Mohammed

Lyrics

nahin ishq mein is ka to ranj hamen
ke qaraar o shaqeb zara na raha
gham e ishq to apna rafeeq raha
koi aur balaa se raha naa raha

na thi haal ki jab hamen apni khabar
rahe dekhte auron ke aib o hunar
padi apni buraaion pe jo nazar
to nigaah mein koi bura na raha

zafar aadmi usko na jaaniyega
ho wo kaisa hi saahib e fehm o zaqaa
jise aish mein yaad e khuda na rahi
jise taish mein khauf e khuda na raha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नहीं इश्क़ में इसका तो रंज हमें
के करार ओ शक़ेब ज़रा ना रहा
ग़म ए इश्क़ तो अपना रफ़ीक़ रहा
कोई और बला से रहा ना रहा

ना थी हाल की जब हमें अपनी खबर
रहे देखते औरों के ऐब ओ हुनर
पड़ी अपनी बुराइयों पे जो नज़र
तो निगाह में कोई बुरा ना रहा

जफर आदमी उसको ना जानिएगा
हो वो कैसा ही साहिब ए फ़हम ओ ज़क़ा
जिसे ऐश में याद ए खुदा ना रही
जिसे तैश में खौफ ए खुदा ना रहा


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Blog Day :

5101 Post No. : 17035

This date (6 july) ten years ago was 6 July 2012. That date saw six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6183 Sitaaron chaand se keh do Badi Bahu(1951) Movie Yippeee’d by now
6184 Mast nazar ke paimaane chhalke Taatar Ka Chor (1955) 5 songs covered out of 6
6185 Apna to zamaane mein bas itna fasaana hai Naya Andaaz (1956) Movie Yippeee’d by now
6186 Chaand sitaaron mein kaun bulaaye re Pilpili Saaheb (1954) 5 songs covered out of 9
6187 Aa tu aa zara dil mein aa Phoolon Ki Sez (1964) 6 songs covered out of 9
6188 Hamen yaad kabhi tum kar lena Anokha Daan (1972) Movie Yippeee’d by now

We can observe that three movies (out of six) whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been Yippeee’d. That leaves us with three movies that are still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today on 6 July 2022.

‘Pilpili Sahab’ (1954) is one of the eligible movies.

‘Pilpili Sahab’ was produced by Malika Kwatra and NS Kwatra and directed by HS Kwatra for Kwatra Films, Bombay. The movie had Agha, Shyama, Pran, Kuldeep, Sunder, Lalita Kumari, Madan, Pandit ji, Dev Kishen, Paaro, Helen, Naval, Uma Dutt, Iqbal Mishra, Mumtaz, Sant ji, Thakur, Khairaati, Mehmood, Maissey, Rajen Kapoor etc. in it.

The movie has nine songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here is the sixth song from ‘Pilpili Sahab’ to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Song-Jinhein hum yaad karte hain (Pilpili Sahab)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardul Kwatra

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

naiyyaa bhanwar ki beech thi
saahil pe aa aa gayee ee ee
saari bahaar jhoom ke ae ae ae
mehfil pe aa gayee

jinhein hum yaad karte hain
jinhein hum yaad karte hain
wohi to bhool jaate hain aen
na jaaney baat kyaa hai
aaj aansoo muskuraathe hain aen
jinhein hum yaad karte hain

ghamon se ae koyi keh de
meri duniyaa aa se chaley jaayein
ghamon se ae ae koyi keh de
meri duniyaa aa se chaley ae ae jaayein
duniyaa se chaley ae jaayein
khushi ke sur miley to
dil ke armaan
gungunaate hain aen
na jaaney baat kyaa hai
aaj aansoon
muskuraate hain aen
na jaaney baat kyaa hai

miley hain aaj woh jinko
sitaaron tak mein dhoondhaa hai
miley hain aaj woh jin ko
sitaaron tak mein dhoondhaa hai ae
hum apni zindagi ko
haayye ae ae ae
hum apni zindagi ko
unke kadmon par
jhukaate hain aen
na jaaney baat kyaa hai
aaj aansoon
muskuraate hain aen aen
na jaane baat kyaa hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नैया भँवर के बीच थी
साहिल पे आ गई
सारी बहार झूम के॰॰ए॰॰ए
महफिल पे आ गई

जिन्हें हम याद करते हैं
जिन्हें हम याद करते हैं
वही तो भूल जाते हैं
ना जाने बात क्या है
आज आँसू मुसकुराते हैं
जिन्हें हम याद करते हैं

ग़मों से कोइ कह दे
मेरी दुनिया से चले जाएँ
ग़मों से कोइ कह दे
मेरी दुनिया से चले जाएँ
खुशी के सुर मिले तो
दिल के अरमां गुनगुनाते हैं
ना जाने बात क्या है
आज आँसू मुसकुराते हैं
ना जाने बात क्या है

मिले हैं आज वो जिनको
सितारों तक में ढूंढा है
मिले हैं आज वो जिनको
सितारों तक में ढूंढा है
हम अपनी ज़िंदगी को
हाए॰॰ए॰॰ए
हम अपनी ज़िंदगी को
उनके कदमों पर झुकाते हैं
ना जाने बात क्या है
आज आँसू मुसकुराते हैं
ना जाने बात क्या है


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 :

5049 Post No. : 16962

Today’s song is from an obscure film called Aisa Kyun-1947.

The film was made by Shri Raj Pictures, Calcutta. It was directed by A K Chatterjee and the music was by Anupam Ghatak. The cast of the film was Iftikhar, Radharani, Urmila, Pinky, Faiz, Tandon etc. Most people are not aware of the fact that besides New Theatres studio in Calcutta, there were many other film making studios in Calcutta. Hindi films were also made in Burma at that time by the indo-Burma productions.

Some of the studios based in Calcutta were East india film co., Madon Theatres, Aurora film corporation, Shree Bharat films, Laxmi pictures, Chitramandir, RBS Productions, Dev Datta films, Indra movietone, Kali films, Kamla Movietone, Moti mahal Theatres, Murli Pictures, New Popular Pictures, Quality Pictures, Radha film co., Sonoray Pictures, Star film co., Sunrise film co.and Tollywood studios. (source-Indian Cinematographers’ yearbook-1938) This is an old list of when many Hindi films were made in Calcutta. Of late, there must be a lot of changes now.

In olden days, there were 3 major film centres-Bombvay, Lahore and Calcutta. After 1947, all the Hindi film activity at Lahore shifted to Bombay. By mid 50’s even Calcutta almost stopped making Hindi films. Many Hindi speaking artistes in various disciplines of film making shifted to Bombay and finally Bombay became the only and the main Hindi film making Centre.

The year 1947 is a reminder not only for the Independence of India, but also for the upheaval that took place in the film industry that time. More than in any other industry in India, Muslims were plentiful, working in different sections and departments of the Hindi film industry. majority of them migrated to the newly formed Muslim Nation of Pakistan. This did create a lot of disturbance in the film industry. Right from the beginning of 1947, there were signs that soon the British would leave India – after dividing it into two Nations, India and Pakistan. When the month and date became known for the Partition, there was a great hurry among the filmmakers to complete their projects on hand and in process, compromising many factors like quality of the film, number of songs and such other things.

This resulted in the record number of films made in 1947 alone – 181 Hindi films and about 100 films in other languages in India. This was a record which remained unbroken till 1985, when 187 Hindi films were made. Thus from 1931 to 1985, this record remained unbroken for more than 50 years ! Obviously, this resulted in a big compromise on quality to achieve quantity with many films produced half heartedly. Most or rather many films made in 1947 remained obscure, unheard of and many flopped due to poor quality. Actually only few films were released in 1947, because many films were released in 1948 and 1949, with some films being released in Pakistan too.

Did you ever hear about films Amar Asha, Angoorbala, Attention, Barrister, But Tarash, Chalte Chalte, Chandrahas, Dagabaz Dost, Dehati,Ek kadam,Gaurav,Giribala, Heera, Intezar ke baad, Jhalak,Jurmana, Khaufnak aankhen, Lalaat, Mangalsutra, Moti, Sewa gram, Stage girl, Tohfa or Utho jago ? Of course not all films were below standards. Some of the landmark films were also made in 1947, like Shehnai, Mirza Sahiban, Jugnu, saajan, Naatak, Meera, Elan,Aap ki sewa mein, Dard, Do Bhai, Neel Kamal or Parwana etc. However by and large the picture was like this only.

I have not seen this film, so I have no idea about its story etc. For the film’s Heroine-RadhaRani Calcuttewali, this was her last Hindi film that she acted or sang in. She continued her work in Bangla films, I suppose. This Radha Rani was one of the “Same Name Confusion ” pair, as there was another Radha Rani-Bombaywali. The music director Anupam Ghatak also died in 1947 only.

The music Director Anupam Ghatak – the second-generation Bengali-Hindi composer (after Rai Chand Boral and Pankaj Mullick) was born on 4-12-1911 at Mymensingh(now in Bangladesh). He took music lessons from father Atul Ghatak and Keshav ganesh Dhekan. He became an excellent Flautist. After a short stint in AIR,as a singer in 1930, he joined as asst. to Bishen Chand Boral (brother of Raichand Boral) and later to R C Boral himself for Vidyapati-1937

First independent film score: Payer Dhulo. Later worked at Sagar Film in Bombay, composing Zia Sarhadi’s Bhole Bhale and a series of films for Badami, Luhar et al. (1939). Returned to Calcutta, notably for Barua’s Shapmukti; thereafter had assignments in both Calcutta and Lahore. Known for his wide range, from the sentimental Ekti paisa dao go babu in Shape Mukti to the experimental Gane mor kon indradhanu in Agni Pareeksha.

His Hindi film career started with ‘Tarzan ki Beti-38 and Bhole Bhale-39. He gave music to only 17 Hindi films, composing 153 songs.These included Ladies Only,Service Ltd.,Sadhana,Uski tamanna (all 1939), Civil marriage (1940), Sri Ramanuj-43 etc. In Lahore he did Champa -45,Badnami-46 and Shalimar -46 before Partition. His other films as MD were, Khush Naseeb-46, Aai bahar-46, faisla-47, Aisa Kyun-47 and Banjare-48 and Shamsheer-1953. He had also sung 4 songs in his first film Tarzan ki beti-1938. His last Hindi film was Shamsheer-53, which was released only in 1953,after he died on 5-2-1947 itself.

Today’s song is sung by Jaganmoy Mitra aka Jagmohan Sursagar. So much is already written about him on our Blog by me and others, therefore I will not repeat his Bio-data. However I reproduce here an article published in Bangla Paper ” Anandabazar Patrika,Calcutta ” after his death.
Jaganmoy Mitra passes away

(Translated from Anadabazar Patrika, September 5, 2003)

Jaganmoy Mitra, the legendary singer of “chithi” is very far from us now. (PDG: The opening lines of the song “chithi”(1952), MD: Sailesh Dattagupta, are “tumi aaj koto doore” which means “you are so far today”). He expired yesterday night after suffering a cardiac arrest in his house at Juhu, Mumbai. He was 85. He is survived by three sons and two daughters. Although he stayed away from Bengal for the greater part of his life, he admired Bengali music and culture till his last day.

“aami duranto baishaakhi jhad” (PDG: which means ‘I am a restless summer tempest, you are a fiery flame’, MD: Kamal Dasgupta, 1947) and “shaaon raate yadi” – romantic numbers like these have entertained numerous music lovers over more than five decades.

Besides Bengali, his popularity in Hindi music was also unsurpassable at one time. He was known to the rest of India as ‘Jagmohan’. Gandhiji was an admirer of his music. He has recorded over 400 songs in a career spanning over five decades. Besides Bengali romantic numbers he has also sung Rabindrasangeet,
Nazrulgeeti, and simultaneously in Hindi, Gujrati and Marathi.

His first record for HMV was the Nazrulgeeti “shaaon raate yadi” in 1938. This song propelled him to immediate popularity. He has recorded 100 plus Hindi songs. He scored music for the Hindi film “Sarhad”. (PDG: That should be Sardar(1955)).

He has received numerous awards and felicitations including Padmashri and Sursagar. But he always valued the admiration of his listeners above any awards. His music had taken him to the United States, Great Britain and East Africa. His autobiography is titled “shaaon raate yadi smarane aase more” ( which means ‘If you remember me on a rainy night’).

The song,which follows, is sung so beautifully that one is lost with the soft and melodious voice of Jagmohan. This was his speciality and for this style I simply adore him.


Song-Thhukra de jo nazron se (Aisa Kyun)(1947) Singer-Jagmohan Sursagar, Lyrics-Unknown, MD-Anupam Ghatak

Lyrics

Thhukra de jo nazron se
dil ka mere nazraana
apna na samajh usko
begaana hai begaana
Thhukra de jo nazron se

guzri huyi baaton ko o
o o o o o o o
dohraane se
kya aa aa haasil il
guzri huyi baaten to
afsaana hai afsaana
guzri huyi baaten to
afsaana hai afsaana
Thhukra de jo nazron se

main aen ae ae
thhak gaya samjha kar
apne dil e naadaan ko o o
deewaane ko kya kahiye
deewaana hai deewaana
deewaane ko kya kahiye
deewaana hai deewaana
Thhukra de jo nazron se


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 : 4973 Post No. : 16848 Movie Count : 4583

Today’s song is from the film Kismatwala-1944.

There was another film with the same Title in 1986. Additionally, there came a film ‘Kismatwali’ in 1947. Thank God, filmmakers did not think of Kismat Wale ka Beta or Beti or Son of Kismat Wali or some other relatives ! The title Kismat was used for films 6 times-in 1943, 56, 68, 80, 95 and 2004. Titles having the word kismat were there in 12 movies from 1935 to 2012. Considering all Kismat titles, every 4 years there was a film having the word Kismat in its title !

Kismatwala – 1944 was a stunt film directed by stunt film specialist Nanubhai Vakil. He was an unusual person to join the film industry, because he hailed from an educated and respected family and he himself was highly educated- B.A., LL.B. He married one of his Heroines Sarojini and their daughter AZRA too became a Hindi film Heroine.

The film had 9 songs written by Shams Lucknowi and 2 Music Directors- Shanti Kumar Desai and Ratanlal. The cast included Navin Yagnik, Urmila, Prakash, Vatsala Kumthekar, Laxmi Kumthekar, Ansari, Narmada Shankar, Himalaywala and many others.

The Indian Film Industry and Indian Political system have one thing common in them. They both try to promote their kith and kin into their own profession, where they have succeeded. One can understand if children are handed over the reins of family business, which is run by many Generations. But Political Leadership or Acting or Singing is surely not a ‘business’. Their position is earned by doing hard work or by individual Good luck. Most of the people forget this and they try to pass on their place to their kith and kin as if it is a mantle or the Olympic Torch. They try to install their children in the seat which they have earned through hard work. The result, most times, is disastrous, because without hard work or extraordinary luck,it is difficult to succeed in these two professions.

We have seen many such cases in Politics as well as film line. Successful Actors or Actresses tried to promote their sons/daughters, but most of them were flops. Barring a few cases of successes like Sanjay Dutt and few others, there are hardly any new generation successes. Kishore Sahu ( Naina), Leela Chitnis (Ajit), Balraj Sahni ( Parikshit Sahni), Raaj Kumar ( Puru ), Vasant Joglekar ( Meera), Hemen Gupta (Archana), Kidar Sharma (Ashok) and many more examples establish the fact that only a successful parent or a sibling is not enough to guarantee success in film line for their descendents.

Same is the case with Music too. Just because the parent or a sibling was a known Musician or a Singer was not a guarantee to succeed. Cases of Amit kumar (Kishore Kumar), Basant Prakash(Khemchand Prakash), Chandru Atma (C.H.Atma), Khalid Mehmood (Talat Mehmood), Varsha Bhosle( Asha Bhosle) are some known examples of Kin failures. There are so many cases in both groups. This point is relevant here because there are 2 such cases in this film’s credits.

MD Ratanlal was the younger brother of the famous Music Director Khemchand Prakash. Ratanlal gave music to only 8 songs in just 2 films as a Music Director- Baraat-42 and Kismatwala-44. In film Baraat-42 he was co-MD with his brother Khemchand Prakash, who had taken the name as Khemraj for this film.

Another sibling was Laxmi Kumthekar, who was the younger sister of actress-singer Vatsala Kumthekar. C. Ramchandra writes an anecdote about this Laxmi and Vatsala, in his autobiography. Here is that excerpt from the English version book “The life and times of C.Ramchandra” by D.S.Phansalkar….

” The well known Marathi singer of the 40’s, Vatsala Kumthekar used to visit the studio now and then, at times with her younger sister. She was a teenager of about 18 years, very beautiful and fresh faced. She visited my music department and listened to the songs. I was not aware that she was fond of me. I came to know about it when she fell ill.

One day Vatsala came rushing to me , puffing and scared. She said, ‘Anna, I want to have a word with you.’

‘Sure, no need to ask me.’

‘My sister is quite unwell.’

‘Yes,I know, how is she now ?’

‘She has a high fever, becomes unconscious, talks endlessly and she keeps calling you.’

I guessed what she was trying to aim at. I told her in strong words, ‘Look your sister is mistaken about something.’

‘What do you mean ?’

‘I am newly married and I love my wife.’

‘Is that so ?’ She fumed and left the room stomping her feet !

In the cast you can see an unusal name Himalaywala. Let us know more about him.

From the cast listing, an interesting name is that of A Himalaywala. His name was Mohd Afzaluddin. He was born on 15th March 1916, at Dehradun. After school education he joined his brother, Mohd Misaluddin’s firm – The Himalaya Drug Company, a leading Pharma company of repute (even today). He worked there for 10 years and after a dispute with his brother, left the company. He came to Bombay to join films.

First he had thought of starting a company, but looking at the situation, he decided to do acting only. His first film was ‘Kiski Biwi’ (1942), directed by MA Mirza. His name was changed from Afzal to A Himalaywala (since he came from the Himalayan town of Dehradun, like Kashmiri from Kashmir), by Shaukat Hussain, husband of Noorjehan. However in many films he was credited as Afzal only. He worked in few films like, ‘Vishwaas’ (1943), ‘Ankh Ki Sharm’ (1943), ‘Dost’ (1944), ‘Kismatwaala’ (1944), ‘Zeenat’ (1945), ‘Humayun’ (1945), ‘Nal Damayanti’ (1945), ‘Jagbeeti’ (1946), ‘Samrat Ashok’ (1947) and ‘Elaan’ (1947).

He was an outspoken and straightforward person, fond of hunting, football and travelling by car. He toured all of India twice in his car. In 1943, he married actress singer Amirbai Karnataki. After marriage he banned her from acting in films. Within 2-3 years, on this and other issues, they could not get along. He used to hit her and take all her money. At last, it was rumoured that he gave her talaaq after taking 2 lakh rupees and her car. Even after this he was stalking her. She stayed with her elder sister Ahilya Bai. Then one day, she was kidnapped by Himalaywala, from the recording room. She was kept locked in a room and beaten daily. She somehow managed to inform her sister.

Ahilyabai then got in touch with her acquaintance Mr Rasiklal Vyas and his brother Chhailabhai Vyas – one of the best criminal lawyers of Bombay. With their political and social connections, they forced the police to register an FIR, which was refused due to Himalaywala’s bribe. Meanwhile Himalaywala was alerted by his cronies. Within a few hours Amirbai was escorted back to her sister’s place, by Himalaywala. All this episode is described in full detail in the book ‘Aap Ki Parchhaiyaan’, by Rajnikumar Pandya ji. Amirbai later married Gujarati Journalist Badri Kaanchwala.

After partition, Himalaywala migrated to Pakistan. There the lady luck smiled on him and he did very well. Urdu film Shahida (1949) was his first film in Pakistan, which celebrated silver jubilees in Delhi and Lucknow.

Himalaywala was in leading role in Pakistan’s first silver jubilee Urdu film 2 Aansoo in 1950. He was the main villain actor in most of the 1950s movies. He played the Akbar The Great role in the musical film Anar Kali in 1958. His other famous moves were Kundan (1950) Chan Way(1951), Ghulam (1953), Gumnam, Ruhi (1954), Shoni(1955),Qatil (1955), Sarfarosh (1956)Saat Lakh (1957), Gumrah, Naghma-e-Dil (1959), Farishta (1961), Watan(1960) and Azra (1962).

He was seen in 33 movies, only two of them were in Punjabi language. His last film was Yahudi Ki Larki in 1963.He became successful as an actor and was also famous. His role of Akbar in the film ‘Anarkali’ (1957) was particularly appreciated very much. Mohd Afzuluddin Himalaywala married Begum Perveen, in Pakistan. He died on 1st January 1984 in Lahore. (Thanks to Film directory-46, http://www.pak.mag.com, Shishir krishna Sharma ji, book Aap ki parchhaiyan by Rajnikumar Pandya ji and my notes, for information used herein.)

Today’s song is sung by Kalyani Bai. With this song, the film Kismatwala-1944 makes its Debut on this Blog. I thank Mr. Sadanand ji Kamath for this song.


Song- Dhoondhta hai dil bahaana jaan khone ke liye (Kismatwaala)(1944) Singer- Kalyani Bai, Lyricist- Shams Lucknowi, MD- Shanti Kumar Desai

Lyrics

Dhoondhta hai
Dhoondhta hai
dil bahaana
jaan khone ke liye ae
maut ki aagosh mein
raahat se sone ke liye
maut ki aagosh mein
raahat se sone ke liye

dekhiye kismat ki khoobi
dost bhi dushman huye ae ae ae ae ae ae
dekhiye kismat ki khoobi
dost bhi dushman huye ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
phool kaante
phool kaaante ban gaye ae ae
nashtar chubhone ke liye
phool kaante

rote rote hijr mein
aen aen
rote rote hijr mein
aen aen aen aen aen aen aen aen
aen aen
rote rote
rote rote hijr mein
dariya bahaaye is qadar
aankh mein aansoo nahin
baaqi hai rone ke liye
aankh mein aansoo nahin
baaqi hai rone ke liye

dhoondhta hai
dil bahaana
jaan khone ke liye ae


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4448

‘Bahurani’ (1940) was produced by Kishore Sahu under the banner of the then newly set up, India Artists Ltd. The star cast included Kishore Sahu and Rose in the lead roles with Anuradha, Mubarak, Pratima Devi, Masood, Nana Palsikar etc in the supporting role. The film had its mahurat shot taken in January 1940 under the direction of Mubarak. In February 1940, R S Junnarkar was assigned the direction of the film along with Mubarak. So, it was their joint directorial venture. For Mubarak, it was his maiden attempt as a director which happened to be his last film as a director. R S Junnarkar was a screen-play and dialogue writer for Huns Pictures of Master Vinayak. It was also his first Hindi film as a director.

The film was expected to be released in April 1940. However, it was finally released on June 20, 1940. The film’s premier was held in Excelsior theatre and Dada Saheb Phalke, the father of the Indian film industry was the guest of honour among many big wigs of Hindi film industry who attended the premier.

Kishore Sahu started his filmy career as a lead actor in Bombay Talkies ‘Jeevan Prabhat’ (1937) which was a box office success. Probably, his entrepreneurial ambition made him to leave Bombay Talkies and float a film production company. In his ambition, Seth Ramnath Daga, a Bikaner based multi-millionaire, supported him with the finance required for such a venture. It was the brain child of Seth Ramnath Daga to set up a film production company called ‘India Artists Ltd’ for which he appointed Kishore Sahu as the Managing Director. He was assisted by Seth Ramnath Daga’s educated son, Dwarkadas Daga.

‘Bahurani’ (1940) was the first film produced under India Artists Ltd. The vision of the banner was to make socially relevant films. During the making of the film, Kishore Sahu had creative differences with Seth Ramnath Daga, the main financial supporter of the banner. After the release of “Bahurani’ (1940), Kishore Sahu resigned from the company and returned to Bombay Talkies to take the lead role in the film ‘Punar Milan’ (1940) opposite Snehprabha Pradhan. It took another 4 years for Kishore Sahu to float his own film production banner, Hindustan Chitra under which he produced and directed ‘Sharaarat’ (1944) and many more films thereafter.

The story of ‘Bahurani’ (1940) was adapted from a Hindi novel ‘Mimansa’ (1937) written by Hindi laureate, Anuplal Mandal who is regarded as ‘Premchand of Bihar’. The screen-play and dialogues were written by another Hindi laureate, Amritlal Nagar. The film was reviewed in ‘Filmindia’ magazine and for a change, the reviewer had praised the film for its story, screen play/dialogues and the performances of the main actors viz, Kishore Sahu, Rose and Anuradha (real name: Khursheed). Based on the review of the film. I have summarized the story as under:

Vijay (Kishore Sahu), a young landlord meets Aruna (Anuradha), a poor village girl born out of wedlock, during a village wedding. He likes Aruna and visits in her house where her mother is seriously ill. She takes a promise from Vijay that he would take care of Aruna if she did not survive. The mother soon dies. As promised, Vijay brings Aruna to his house and is treated as a child of the family by Didi (Pratima Devi) the elder widowed sister of Vijay. Diwanji (Mubarak), the trusted servant of the family is aware of Aruna’s background. But he keeps quite about it.

Soon, Vijay goes to the city for completing his education. He meets Mallika Rai (Rose), a sophisticated girl in the college. Vijay finds her on the same wave length as his in his idealistic approach. After completion of his education, Vijay returns home and finds Aruna now grown up and charming. Vijay falls in love with her and proposes her for the marriage. After overcoming a minor resistance from the family, Vijay and Aruna get married. The couple respects each other and Didi loves Aruna like her own daughter. The life goes on very well. But behind her happiness, there is a lurking fear in Aruna’s mind as to what will happen if Vijay and Didi comes to know about her background of a girl born out of wedlock.

In the meanwhile, Didi leaves for few days to visit her relatives. Vijay is busy with his involvement in the village upliftment activities and to support his growing activities, he calls Mallika to join him. She is given accommodation in Vijay’s house. Both Mallika and Aruna likes each other, Mallika likes Aruna for her simplicity and Aruna likes Mallika for her woman supportive views. Most of the day, Vijay is in the company of Mallika in the village upliftment activities and in course of time, both become close to each other. Aruna is aware of their closeness but pretends to both as if she is not aware of their relationship.

Under these circumstances, Lallan (Masood), the younger brother of Vijay returns home after completing his education. He gets to know the stigma attached to Aruna and tries to blackmail her to satisfy his lust. The stress of ‘affair’ of her husband with Mallika and the blackmailing by Lallan affects her health and she becomes bedridden. How, Vijay and Aurna comes out of the difficult situations and find a solution to a happy ending for everyone is not revealed in the film review.

I was interested to know as to how the story end to the satisfaction of all the main characters. Fortunately, the novel ‘Mimansa’ is available to read on-line in Hindi. I read the entire novel (203 pages). It is really a moving story in a realistic setting. At the end, the main character in the story – Vijay, Aruna, Mallika, Didi will surely get sympathy from the readers. Incidentally, the film has used the same names for the characters as in the novel.

The film has followed more or less the same story as depicted in the novel up to the entry of Lallan who has been shown as a villain in the film. To some extent, Mallika has also some shade of villain, being the ‘other woman’ in the life of Vijay. However, in the novel, no character has been depicted as villain.

Both Aruna and Mallika have cordial relations though some mild arguments do take place between them. But the respect for each other overwhelms such ‘noise’ in their relationship. Again, Aruna and Lallan have good relations. The only villainous streak in him is that he reveals to Didi the background of Aruna which makes her, in turn, to reveal the secret to Vijay. The novel makes the society at large as the main villain for the likes of Aruna.

The end is somewhat dramatic to the relief of Aruna. Didi has already written a letter to Vijay about the background of Aruna which makes Aruna jittery. To add to her misery, Vijay has become close to Mallika. The intense stress in her life makes Aruna ill. Vijay arranges the best doctors and medicines. But she is not recovering from her illness. The servants tell Vijay that bahurani is not taking medicines and is not allowing doctors to check her. Both Vijay and Mallika think that Aruna has no will to survive from her illness.

Both Mallika and Vijay visit Aruna separately to make her understand to take medicines. During the conversations, Mallika realises that Aruna’s love for Vijay is undiminishing despite their affair. The greatness of Aruna is that she is not blaming either Mallika or Vijay for what is happening to her life. With a lot of deliberations, Mallika decides that it is better to detatch herself from Vijay. She leaves Vijay’s house without informing anyone and goes back to her city. Before leaving, she writes a letter address to Vijay to take care of Aruna and suggests him to take Aruna for a long outing for a change.

The story in the novel ends with Vijay and Aruna travelling to Puri. While in the train, Aruna hands over a letter written by Didi revealing the stigma attached to her. Vijay reads it and tears off the letter by telling Aruna that he was already made aware of her background by Diwanji when he proposed her for the marriage. It was his conscious decidion to marry her and he was capable of facing the repurcussion even now. But nothing will break their union.

The film had 9 songs written by J S Cashyap and Azad. However, individual credit to the songs is not available. All the songs were set to music by Rafique Ghaznavi. I am presenting the film’s first song, ‘zara muskura kar milaao nazar hi’ to appear on the Blog. HFGK mentions Zohra as the singer of the song. The voice in the song does not sound like that of Zohrabai Ambalewaali.

In the 1930s, there was an actor-singer called Miss Zohra Jaan who was a star in her own right. She had two sisters – Mushtari Bai who was also an actor-singer in early 1930s. Unfortunately, she died in her teenage in 1934. The other sister was Khursheed (known as Anuradha in Hindi films). Shri Arunkumar Deshmukh has painstakingly collated the rare information on ‘Zohra Sisters’ and has covered in an article, mere baba ne baat meri maan li.

Rafique Ghaznavi, the music director of the film was married to Zohra Jaan in the 30s. After divorcing her in early 1940s, he married her sister Khursheed (Anuradha). Since Anuradha is in the film under discussion, it further strengthens my belief that the singer of the song is Zohra Jaan.

The song is written in Ghazal style, fit for a mujra. Towards the end of the song, there is a long music suggestive of a mujra dance, It is quite possible that the song may have been picturised on Zohra Jaan herself who was also a good mujra dancer though her name does not appear in the credit. But there are cases where some of the actor-singers appeared in the films uncredited.

With this song, ‘Bahurani’ (1940) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Zara muskura kar milaao nazar hi(Bahurani)(1940) Singer-Zohra Jaan, MD-Rafiq Ghaznavi

Lyrics

haan aa aa
zara muskura kar milaao nazar hi
zara muskura kar milaao nazar hi
meri jaan ham bhi
aa aa aaa aa
aa aaa aa aa
meri jaan ham bhi khade hain idhar hi
meri jaan ham bhi khade hain idhar hi

na jaao jagaao o o aa aa
na phir phir ke dekho o o o
mujhe chhod do haan aan aan aan
mujhe chhod do bas mere haal par hi
mujhe chhod do bas mere haal par hi

sambhal kar meri jaan aa aa aa aaa aa
na khanjar uthhaana aa aa aa aa aa aa
kahin bal na khaa jaaye aa aa aa aa aa
kahin bal na khaa jaaye teri kamar hi
kahin bal na khaa jaaye teri kamar hi
shab-e-hijr kaa aa aa aa aaa
fasl ki chabri()?? ee ee ee ee ee
ke haan haan mein naa naa
haan aan aan aan aan
ke haan haan mein naa naa rahi raat bhar hi
ke haan haan mein naa naa rahi raat bhar hi


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

Blog Day :

4618 Post No. : 16259

‘Lalaji’ (1942) was produced by Mehboob Khan under the banner of National Studios and was jointly directed by Chimanlal Gandhi and Lalitchandra Mehta. The star cast included Krishnakant, Yashodara Katju, Yakoob, Vatsala Kumthekar, Amar, Sunalini Devi, Maya Devi, AR Kabuli, Kayam Ali etc. I have no idea about the story of the film. The montages of the film indicate that it was a comedy film with Yakub having an important role as Hiralal and A R Kabuli as Lalaji though the lead pairs of the film were Yashodara Katju and Krishnakant.

There were 12 songs in the film of which one song has been covered in the Blog. As many as 8 songs were written by Arzoo Lucknawi. Two songs were written by Neelkanth Tiwari. The name of the lyricist was not mentioned in respect of one song. That leaves one song which created some curiosity in me as this song was a ghazal attributed to Mirza Ghalib. However, I could not locate the audio clip of this ghazal on any video sharing platform. Finally, I could listen to this song in full on gaana.com and got it confirmed that this ghazal was written by Mirza Ghalib as his name de plume, ‘Ghalib’ appears in the last she’r of the ghazal.

The problem was not yet over as the audio quality of the ghazal was not up to the mark. Moreover, there were some high sounding Urdu/Persian/Arabic words used in the ghazal which made my task difficult to decipher the ghazal. http://www.rekhta.org came to my rescue as fortunately, this ghazal was listed under Mirza Ghalib.

I am presenting the second song from the fiim, ‘Lalaji’ (1942) – hum se khul jaao ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti ek din which is a ghazal written by Mirza Ghalib and sung by Vatsala Kumthekar and Amar. The ghazal is set to music by Vasant Kumar Naidu.

The original ghazal have 5 she’rs while the ghazal in the film has 4 she’rs. But the second she’r in the ghazal used for the film is not a part of the original ghazal of Mirza Ghalib. Even while reading the ghazal, the second she’r sounds off-kilter with the rest of the ghazal. My own guess is that probably, Arzoo Lucknawi who had written 8 songs in the film may have written this she’r keeping in view the situation in the film.

The ghazal is written as imageries of conversation of the poet with his beloved. Let me attempt English translation of 3 she’r of the original ghazal included in the song with the help of the meanings of some of the high-sounding Urdu/Persian/Arabic words, given by Ali Sardar Jafri in his book ‘Diwan-e-Ghalib’.

hum se khul jaao ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti ek din
warna hum chhedenge rakh kar uzr-e-masti ek din

ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti= at the time of drinking wine.
uzr-e-masti= pretext of pleasure (intoxication)

You be frank and open up to me while I am drinking wine some day.
Or else, in the pretext of drunkenness, one day, I will tease you (creating a nuisance).

qarz ki peete thhe mai lekin samajhte thhe ki haan
rang laayegi hamaari faaqa-masti ek din

faqa-masti=pleasure in adversity.

I drank wine on credit and yes, I thought that my wine-induced
cheerfulness in the midst of debt would be rewarded one day.

dhaul-dhappa uss saraapa-naaz ka shewa nahin
hum hi kar baithhe thhe ‘Ghaalib’ pesh-dasti ek din

dhaul-dappa=fist-fight

saraapa-naaz= proud from head to toe, coyness from head to toe.

shewa=habit, manner.

pesh-dasti=taking initiative, first move.

She, who is coquettish from head to toe is not in the habit of fighting.
I was the one who did the first move one day to make that (fight) happen.

The role of Vatsala Kumthekar as I understand from IDMb is that of a mujra dancer. Since Amar is acting in the film and is also singing along with her in this ghazal, I thought that the song may have been picturised on Vatsala Kumthekar and Amar. But the last she’r of the ghazal gives a hint that Amar may have sung this song for Yakub when he sings ….

hum hi kar baithhe thhe ‘Ghaalib’
nahin nahin
hum hi kar baithhe thhe ‘Hira’ pesh-dasti ek din

In this film, Yakub plays the role of ‘Hiralal’.

Audio Link:

Song-Hum se khul jaao ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti ek din (Lalaji)(1942) Singers-Vatsala Kumthekar, Amar, Lyrics-Mirza Ghalib, MD-Vasant Kumar Naidu

Lyrics

hum se khul jaao ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti ek din
hum se khul jaao ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti ek din
warna hum chhedenge rakh kar uzr-e-masti ek din
warna hum chhedenge rakh kar uzr-e-masti ek din

tujh se aankhen lad gayin aur dil machal kar rah gaya
kaise
tujh se aankhen lad gayin
aur dil machal kar rah gaya
doob gayi re
lut gayi
haay
haay
lut gayi re lut gayi is dil ki basti ek din
lut gayi re lut gayi is dil ki basti ek din

aa aa aa aaa
qarz ki peete thhe mai
lekin samajhte thhe ki haan
haan aah aaah
qarz ki peete thhe mai
lekin samajhte thhe ki haan
rang laayegi hamaari faaqa-masti ek din
rang laayegi hamaari faaqa-masti ek din

dhaul-dhappa uss saraapa-naaz ka shewa nahin
dhaul-dhappa uss saraapa-naaz ka shewa nahin
hum bhi kar baithhe thhe ‘Ghaalib’
nahin nahin
hum bhi kar baithhe thhe ‘Hira’ pesh-dasti ek din

hum se khul jaao ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti ek din
hum se khul jaao ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti ek din
hum se khul jaao ba-waqt-e-mai-parasti ek din


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