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

Blog Day : 3506 Post No. : 14086

Missing Films of 1960s – 61
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With this post, this series enters the sixties. 😀 😀
No no, I do not mean to say that we are entering the 1960s, we did that long back. In fact this blog itself started with the 1960s – the song “Miley Na Phool To. . .” from the film ‘Anokhi Raat’ is from the 1960s. With this post, we now come upon the 61st episode of this series. The home work assignment given by Katie Ben, has now come a long way in adding more new, I mean, as yet unrepresented films to the blog. This series was initiated on 20th September, 2015, and we are now into the 29th month that this series has been pursued. In the process, we have added 61 more films from the 1960s, to this blog. Some more interesting details about this journey, coming up in the next episode.

Today’s debut film is ‘Arabian Nights’ from 1967. This film also has an alternate title – ‘Panic In Baghdad’. The film is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for the banner of Ramkishan Films, Bombay. The star cast is listed as Ajit, Mumtaz, Bhagwan, Rajan Haksar, Shyam Kumar, Ram Mohan, Madhumati, Hercules, Prince Arjun, Julian, Heeralal, Mohan Choti, Poornima, Bela Bose, Azad.

The film has six songs listed. Music direction is by the duo of Lala Sattaar. Regulars will remember, this duo also belongs to the trio of music directors Lala Asar Sattaar. Three song writers have contributed their talent to this film – Akhtar Romani, Aish Kanwal and Madhukr Rajasthani. This song is written by Madhukar Rajasthani. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle.

From the sound of it, this is a dance song. Looking at the star cast, it can only be guessed that the song may have been picturized on either Bela Bose or Madhumati. I would like to say Bela Bose, but then that is just a guess. I would request our more knowledgeable readers to add more information, if available, about this film, and the picturization of this song.

With this post, the film ‘Arabian Nights’ of 1967 opens its account on our blog.

Song – Husn Ke Jalwe Hain Jawaan  (Arabian Nights) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, MD – Lala Sattaar

Lyrics

husn ke jalwe hain jawaan
mehfil mein hain raazdaan
dil ko sambhaloon
ya khud ko sambhaaloon
ishaara to kar meharba..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan

raat bhar ye shama saath degi
raat bhar ye shama saath degi
jaan tujh pe luta ke kahegi
ye mohabbat hamaari
hamaari rahegi
hum rahen na rahen
hum rahen na rahen
baaki rahega nishaa..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan
mehfil mein hain raazdaan
dil ko sambhaloon
ya khud ko sambhaaloon
ishaara to kar meharba..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan

mayqade mein nazar se pilaane
mayqade mein nazar se pilaane
eid ka chaand niklaa deewaane
ye muqaddar tumhin ko diya hai khuda ne
koi piye na piye
koi piye na piye
tum to piyo jaan e jaa..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan
mehfil mein hain raazdaan
dil ko sambhaloon
ya khud ko sambhaaloon
ishaara to kar meharba..aan
husn ke jalwe hain jawaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां
महफिल में हैं राज़दाँ
दिल को संभालूँ
या खुद को संभालूँ
इशारा तो कर महरबा॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां

रात भर ये शमा साथ देगी
रात भर ये शमा साथ देगी
जान तुझ पे लुटा के कहेगी
ये मोहब्बत हमारी
हमारी रहेगी
हम रहें ना रहें
हम रहें ना रहें
बाकी रहेगा निशा॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां
महफिल में हैं राज़दाँ
दिल को संभालूँ
या खुद को संभालूँ
इशारा तो कर महरबा॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां

मयक़दे में नज़र से पिलाने
मयक़दे में नज़र से पिलाने
ईद का चाँद निकला दीवाने
ये मुकद्दर तुम्हीं को दिया खुदा ने
कोई पिये ना पिये
कोई पिये ना पिये
तुम तो पियो जान ए जाँ॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां
महफिल में हैं राज़दाँ
दिल को संभालूँ
या खुद को संभालूँ
इशारा तो कर महरबा॰॰आँ
हुस्न के जल्वे हैं जवां

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

Blog Day : 3505 Post No. : 14085

‘Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (1971) is different from the serial ‘Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ which came a long time after the movie. The movie was an all-round entertainer. We would not get anything less in a movie where Om Prakash heads the cast and the hero (Sanjay Khan in this case) plays a second fiddle to Om Prakash and Jagdeep. Plus, when the mirch-masalas Lalita Pawar and Shashikala spice up the whole setup, it is but natural that the lead cast (Sanjay Khan and Leena Chandavarkar) become secondary – their presence being needed for the romantic interludes.

I must confess I was unaware of this movie till a few years back – till 2014 to be exact. I chanced upon it on one of the umpteen satellite channels. The title made me sit through what turned out to be an enjoyable family- entertainer (as they used to be called back then) which didn’t make you start crying halfway through. A family-entertainer essentially was one which one could see with the entire family and the viewer will be preached about how to maintain family relationships and a few ladies in the audience will be seen crying into their hankies. This movie was not like that.

So, coming to today’s song we have Om Prakash playing a Sadhu Baba and Sanjay and Jagdeep are his chelaas (I think it means students) with Sunder playing an assistant. In the movie Sanjay is Om Prakash’s son, Sunder – his servant and Jagdeep is Sanjay’s saala (brother-in-law). The song has Shashikala and Lalitha Pawar as ladies who have come with queries to the “antaryaami baba”. Through the song we get a gist of the movie. The song is in the voice of Manna Dey written by Rajendra Krishan, with music composed by RD Burman.

One song from this movie was discussed in 2016 by our Avinashji. On the occasion of Om Prakash’s passing away anniversary today; we shall see him the way he was largely-loved by the public. It is 20 years since he passed away.

In those days we used to live in Chembur, Bombay (not yet Mumbai then) and both Om Prakash and Ashok Kumar lived not very far from where we were. Those were the days when it was still cable TV and not satellite TV. And what did the cable operator providing service to our apartment do, he just stopped service for the day and put up a notice on black card— to enable the public in the area to attend the funeral of our beloved “jija ji” (as Om Prakash’s character was in “’Chupke Chupke”) we are suspending our service for a day. That was how much he was loved.

We can remember so many of his memorable characters – starting from ‘Guddi’ (1971) (that is where I noticed him first) to all his characters in Hrishikesh Mukherjee movies, to ‘Ghar Ho To Aisa’ (1990) (that is the last time I saw him in a movie). Of course, his career spanned 42 years and starting from movies made in Lahore in 1942 to “Ghar Ki Izzat” in 1994 he was a co star to every actor – big or small- and gave his best no matter the size of the role as in ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ (1970).

Thinking of Jija ji today on his anniversary

Song – Suno Re Saadho Ye Sansaaram Ultam Paltam Ho Gaya (Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi) (1970) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – RD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

baaba-leeka

hey..ey
suno re saadho ye sansaaram
ultam paltam ho gaya
kahaan ki bhakti
pooja paatham
thokam thaakam ho gaya
bam bam leharey bam bam
bam bam leharey bam bam
suno re saadho ye sansaaram
ultam paltam ho gaya
kahaan ki bhakti
pooja paatham
thokam thaakam ho gaya
bam bam leharey bam bam
bam bam leharey bam bam

dekho re dekho
dekho re saadho
kalyug ki naari ka namoona
apni hi santaan ko is ne
kas ke lagaaya kaisa choona
apni bahu ko bete se apne
sau gaj door sulaya
prabhu kripa se
phir bhi is ne
chaand sa pota paaya
bolo
bam bam leharey bam bam
phir se
bam bam leharey bam bam

dhanya hai saadho
ye devi bhi
chidiya jaisi bholi bhali
rang birange pankh hai iske
chonch magar hai kaali kaali
apni boodhi saas ko is ne
ghar se maar bhagaaya
jab ye saas bani to is ko
bahu ne mazaa chakhaya
ho bolo
bam bam leharey bam bam
phir se
bam bam leharey bam bam

hey..ey
suno re saadho ye sansaaram
ultam paltam ho gaya
kahaan ki bhakti
pooja paatham
thokam thaakam ho gaya
ho bolo
bam bam leharey bam bam
bolo
bam bam leharey bam bam

bam bam bam
babam bam babam
bam bam bam
babam bam babam
bam bam bam
babam bam babam
bam bam bam
babam bam babam
bam bam bam
babam bam babam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बाबा-लीका

हे॰॰ए
सुनो रे साधो ये संसारम्
उल्टम पल्टम हो गया
कहाँ की भक्ति
पूजा पाठम
ठोकम ठाकम हो गया
बम बम लहरे बम बम
बम बम लहरे बम बम
सुनो रे साधो ये संसारम्
उल्टम पल्टम हो गया
कहाँ की भक्ति
पूजा पाठम
ठोकम ठाकम हो गया
बम बम लहरे बम बम
बम बम लहरे बम बम

देखो रे देखो
देखो रे साधो
कलयुग की नारी का नमूना
अपनी ही संतान को इसने
कस के लगाया कैसा चूना
अपनी बहू को बेटे से अपने
सौ गज दूर सुलाया
प्रभु कृपा से
फिर भी इसने
चाँद सा पोता पाया
बोलो
बम बम लहरे बम बम
फिर से
बम बम लहरे बम बम

धन्य है साधो
ये देवी भी
चिड़िया जैसी भोली भाली
रंग बिरंगे पंख हैं इसके
चोंच मगर है काली काली
अपनी बूढ़ी सास को इसने
घर से मार भगाया
जब ये सास बनी तो इसको
बहू ने मज़ा चखाया
हो बोलो
बम बम लहरे बम बम
फिर से
बम बम लहरे बम बम

हे॰॰ए
सुनो रे साधो ये संसारम्
उल्टम पल्टम हो गया
कहाँ की भक्ति
पूजा पाठम
ठोकम ठाकम हो गया
हो बोलो
बम बम लहरे बम बम
बोलो
बम बम लहरे बम बम

बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम
बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम
बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम
बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम
बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम


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

Blog Day : 3505 Post No. : 14084

“Asen mi nasen mi. . . whether I’m there or not, I’ll be there forever.”
[Title of her biography, a quote by her own self, in a conversation with her biographer, Lalita Tamhane.]

She was just into 55th year when she passed away in 1991. Continuing to be active, even after having managed to get past an initial scare of cancer, the remission succeeded to claim her, much to the loss of the entire industry, and its heritage.

Remembering Nutan, on the anniversary of her passing away, today (21st February).

Starting her career at the age of 14 (‘Hamaari Beti’, 1950), she worked through the next four decades – as string of memorable roles that span the entire spectrum of emotions across from tragedy all the way to comedy. The understated emotions are conveyed through the eyes and expressions, much more powerfully than words. The Kalyani of ‘Bandini’ (1963), expressing her anger and turmoil, through actually saying and expressing very little, heightened the portrayal of a mute victim, who is driven by circumstances to murder. And then she lives out her internment, with the same silence and withdrawal; in the end, returning to her past, forsaking a promise of happiness and acceptance in a new world. Nutan remains in memory as the quintessential Kalyani, all the way from Gauri in ‘Seema’ (1956) and Sujata in ‘Sujata’ (1959), up to Anu Rai in ‘Anuraag’ (1972), living through the tragic last few months of the life of her only child; as Mahjubi in ‘Suadaagar’ (1973), betrayed with promises of false love and usurpation; and as Sanyukta in ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ (1978), facing the ignominy of having a competitor for the affections of her own husband, come to live under the same roof.

But when given the opportunity to get into light comic roles – Shanti in ‘Paying Guest’ (1957), Jameela in ‘Dil Hi To Hai’, and Sulekha in ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963) – another facet of her character comes through that seems unbelievable in the face of her image of the victimized woman having all the troubles and miseries foisted upon her. Oh how I wish the film ‘Chhabili’ (1960) was available; would have loved to see her role as a chhabili.

An unforgettable performer, who garnered a record six Filmfare awards (five as the leading lady, and one in supporting role); a record that stood for well over three decades. Into her forties, she still commanded leading roles contrary to the traditions of the industry. And into her fifties, she was still chiselled and stunning, continuing to command author backed roles in the films she appeared in.

The song for today is from the 1970 film ‘Maa Aur Mamta’. The film is produced under the banner of Suchitra Kala Mandir, and is directed by Asit Sen. The star cast is listed as Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Jitendra, Mumtaz, Rehman, Jayant, Nirupa Roy, Sujeet Kumar, Roopesh Kumar, Shabnam, Shivraj, Beerbal, Leela Mishra, Brahm Bhardwaj, Keshto Mukherjee, Karan Diwan, Paro, Bilkis, Dilip Dutt, Machchar, Madhu Apte. A social drama that has six songs written by Sarshaar Sailaani and Anand Bakshi, and are tuned to music by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. This song is written by Anand Bakshi. On screen, the song is performed by Nutan, as she is accompanied by Sujeet Kumar.

Three songs of this film are already showcased on our blog. This is the fourth song to find its place here. The lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakashchandra ji.

It is terrible that she went away so young – depriving us of what could have been possible. But then maybe it is good for whatever transpired – the memories are as elegant and as preserved, as was she herself, into her fifties. Her biography records an episode from when she was an infant. As a baby, she would go into bouts of crying that lasted for many hours. All the medical consultation and advise could not locate any problems. Then, one astrologer read her horoscope and said that she is a delivered soul who has come back into this world quite unwillingly. The prophecy played itself out, when she decided to leave so early.

o re maanjhi
o mere maanjhi
. . . abki baar
le chal paar
le chal paar

Song – Baat Ye Anokhi Mere Meet Ho Gayi  (Maa Aur Mamta) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

 

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)

baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee

laaj ka pehraa
maine
ho o o mann ke dwaar bithaayaa
laaj ka pehraa
maine
ho o o mann ke dwaar bithaaya
is ghoonghat mein
aise
ho o mukhda laakh chhupaayaa
haayye rey barjori
nindiyaa ho gayee chori
ho o haar gayee main
saiyyaan teri jeet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee

teri  najariyaa
sajnaa
ho o o mere sapnon ki doli
teri najariyaa
sajnaa
ho o o mere sapnon ki doli
baith main iss mein
chal dee
ho o tere sang  humjoli
rokey jag naa maanoon
kaaran main na jaanoon
ho o log kehte hain mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey
kaahe rey mohey
preet ho gayee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई

लाज का पहरा
मैंने
हो ओ ओ मन के द्वार बिठाया
लाज का पहरा
मैंने
हो ओ ओ मन के द्वार बिठाया
इस घूँघट में
ऐसे
हो ओ मुखड़ा लाख छुपाया
हाये रे बरजोरी
निंदिया हो गई चोरी
हो ओ हार गई मैं
सैंयां तेरी जीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई

तेरी नजरिया
साजना
हो ओ ओ मेरे सपनों की डोली
बैठ मैं इस में
चल दी
हो ओ ओ तेरे संग हमजोली
रोके जग ना मानूँ
कारण मैं ना जानूँ
हो ओ लोग कहते हैं मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे

काहे रे मोहे

प्रीत हो गई


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

Blog Day : 3504 Post No. : 14080

Missing Films of 1960s – 60
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The debut film for today is ‘Bhakt Prahlad’, the quintessential historical / mythological saga that has been repeated so often across the decades. I would say that, along with the tale of Raja Harishchandra, the story of Bhakt Prahlad probably forms the most times filmed pair of historical / mythological tales. As per Geet Kosh, the story of Bhakt Prahlad has been presented on the silver screen no less than six times – the years in chronological order being 1932, 1934, 1946, 1959, 1965 and 1967. Besides this set of films in Hindi, this tale has also been a subject of many other films released in regional cinema.

The 1965 version of this film was produced under the banner of Madan Movies, Bombay, and is directed by Kamal Sharma. The star cast consists of the following, Anjali, Bablu, BM Vyas, Malika, Sheikh, Rajkumar, Helen, Jeevankala, Ravi Kumar, Ramesh, Mohan Modi, Raja Saleem, Nazeer Kashmiri, Dalda, Maqbool, Pal Sharma, and Jagdish Vyas etc.

The film has eight songs listed in the Geet Kosh. All the songs have been penned by Bharat Vyas. The music direction is by BN Bali (aka Baldev Nath Bali). The song is sung by Asha Bhosle.

I have heard this song, long long back, and then I have not heard it for many years. Today, as I started search for an appropriate song, I came across this one. To start with the words did not ring a bell, and I simply clicked on to play. And as it started to play, the song came alive in the mind along with the memories of radio listening days.

The song is a seduction song, of course presented in a very sober and decent manner. The words and the year remind me of another similar seduction song which is from the 1965 film ‘Jewel Thief’ – “Raat Akeli Hai Bujh Gaye Diye. . .”. As I continued to listen, the second antaraa reminded me of another song from the same year. The film – ‘Mere Sanam’ and the song “Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera. . .”. Interestingly, all the three songs have been rendered by Asha Bhosle. And I am wondering – same year, three different songs from different films, all in the same genre. The subject matter i.e. seduction, is the same; but the treatment is literally ages apart. Hmmm. . . gives me an idea for a series on seduction songs; let me see if I can muster up enough songs to do a complete series.

But regardless, listen to and enjoy this gem of a song from an obscure film, reviving memories of a wonderfully melodic era.

 

Song – Raat Basanti Main Raswanti  (Bhakt Prahlad) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – BN Bali

Lyrics

jogi..ee..ee..ee

jogi..ee..ee..ee

raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti

dekh wo chanda ras barsaaye
dekh wo chanda ras barsaaye
dekh pawan lehraaye
ye chaandi ki jhilmil kirnen
ye chaandi ki jhilmil kirnen
tan mein chubh chubh jaayen
[. . .]
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
hoye hoye hoye hoye hoye
raat basanti

dekh lachakti gori baahen
dekh lachakti gori baahen
dekh thirakte naina
ghunghat palat jo lat bikhra doon
ghunghat palat jo lat bikhra doon
din ban jaaye raina
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जोगी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई

जोगी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई

रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती

देख वो चंदा रस बरसाए
देख वो चंदा रस बरसाए
देख पावन लहराए
ये चाँदी की झिलमिल किरणें
ये चाँदी की झिलमिल किरणें
तन में चुभ चुभ जाएँ
[॰ ॰ ॰]
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
होए होए होए होए होए
रात बसंती

देख लचकती गोरी बाहें
देख लचकती गोरी बाहें
देख थिरकते नैना
घूँघट पलट जो लट बिखरा दूँ
घूँघट पलट जो लट बिखरा दूँ
दिल बन जाये रैना
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती


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

Blog Day : 3503 Post No. : 14074

 

Today’s song is from the film ‘Milan’ (1946).

Bengali people, in general, are fond of reading. The literacy percentage of Bengal during last century and before that has been quite noteworthy. The literate population of Bengal is divided in two parts. One is Bhadralok– a term used to indicate upper and middle class – affluent and educated people; and the other is Madhabit (or what we call a middle class in rest of India). Both these classes of society in Bengal were patrons of books. In addition, Bengal also boasts of a large number of very famous authors. Eminent writers like Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chatterji, Sarat Chandra Chatterji, Sunil Gangopadhyaya, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay, Satyajit Ray, Mahashweta Devi, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Shardendu Bandopadhyay, Humayun Ahmed, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Michael Madhusudan, Manik Bandopadhyay, Premendra Mitra, Badal Sircar, Sukumar Rai, Jibanand Das, Rajnikant Sen and many others were, and continue to be popular in Bengal.

No wonder, then, that their novels, dramas and short stories became the basis of Bangla films, both in the silent as well as talkie era. In rest of India, almost all major production houses had their own story departments, where many Munshis, Pandits and the likes of them were employed to provide ‘made to order’ story material for films. The Lahore, Bombay and Madras centres depended heavily on mythology, folk tales, history, and stage dramas etc. for their films.

Since Bangla films had their firm stories, their films were closer to the audiences in Bengal and Eastern India in general. This literary sourcing was firmly entrenched in the minds of the film directors of the 1930s to the 1950s, in Bengal. When an exodus of actors, directors and technicians started from Calcutta to Bombay, in the 40s and 50s, most directors from Bengal made Hindi films in the Bombay center, based on Bangla novels, dramas and short stories. Some important examples are, ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (Salil Choudhari’s short story of 1943), ‘Devdas’, ‘Parineeta’, ‘Parivar’, ‘Biraj Bahu’, ‘Yahudi’, ‘Ratnadeep’ etc.

When Nitin Bose left Calcutta and came to Bombay to join Bombay Talkies, no one was surprised. Bombay Talkies was known to attract Bangla talent and gave them opportunities to showcase their skills. Being owned by a Bengali-Himanshu Rai and managed by a Bengali-Shashadhar Mukherjee, Bangla cine artistes were always welcome. For his first directorial venture in Bombay, Nitin Bose suggested Rabindranath Tagore’s novel Noukadubi, first published in 1906. This story was a favourite of producers. Already a Bangla film on it was made in 1932. Nitin Bose further suggested to make it a bilingual film – in Hindi and Bangla, for Bengal and East India.

The year was 1946. Himanshu Rai had passed away in 1940, S. Mukherjee left in 1942 with his friends. Devika Rani had left in 1945. Bombay Talkies was in dire straits already. The powers that be at the company thought that making a bilingual film will open doors to Bengal and other East Indian states. While the Hindi version ‘Milan’ was made in 1946, the Bangla version ‘Naukadubi’ was made in 1947.

Dilip Kumar was an upcoming new hero in Bombay Talkies. He had just done 2 films. ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944 and ‘Pratima’ in 1945. He was chosen for ‘Milan’ as its hero. The film needed two heroines. One, Ranjana was already available and selected. For the second heroine, Bombay Talkies gave advertisements in newspapers. From several applicants, a new Kanpur born Bengali speaking girl Meera Mishra was selected.

Meera Mishra’s joining the films generated a lot of interest and excitement because she was the wife of an IPS officer. She was chosen to play Kamala in both versions. For the role of Hemnalini, Meera Sircar was selected for the Bangla version, and Ranjana did this role in the Hindi versions. The role of Ramesh, the hero, was assigned to Dilip Kumar in the Hindi version, and to Abhi Bhattacharya in the Bengali version. The role of  Akshay Babu was assigned to Pahadi Sanyal in both Hindi and Bangla versions.

In a manner of speaking, Meera Misra made her debut opposite to Dilip Kumar as her first leading man. The film was directed by Nitin Bose and Anil Biswas was the music director. Parul Ghosh lent her voice in both the versions. In ‘Noukadubi’ she had five Tagore songs, her only Bengali songs.

Both ‘Noukadubi’ and ‘Milan’ did well. Initially Meera had planned to retire after this one film. However, her husband, Kripa Sindhu Mishra was killed in action during Delhi riots and Meera decided to carry on with her film career. She had a son Jishnu from the Late KS Mishra. Her other films include ‘Abhijatya’ (1949), ‘Eki Gramer Chhele’ (1950), ‘Abarta’ (1950), ‘Sandhyabelar Rupkatha’ (1950), ‘Sabyasachi’ (Hindi-1948, based on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s ‘Pather Dabi’. Meera played the role of Sumitra) and Bishnupriya (1949). Her other Hindi films include ‘Ghar Ki Numaish’ (1949), ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’ (1950), ‘Azaadi Ke Baad’ (1951), ‘Chamakee’ (1952), and ‘Chhoti Maa’ (1952). She quit films early and settled into married life again. Her second husband was Mr Ranjit Gupta, Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal. She passed away in Calcutta in 2008.

‘Milan’ was produced for Bombay Talkies by Hiten Choudhury, who was with New Theatres earlier. He was the earliest member to leave New Theatres and join Bombay Talkies in Bombay. After Nitin Bose left Bombay Talkies, it was Hiten Choudhury who brought in Bimal Roy to make film ‘Maa’ (1952). Bimal Roy, who had come to Bombay for the premiere of his film ‘Pehla Aadmi ‘ (1950), subsequently settled in Bombay. Asit Sen, BN Banerjee, Salil Choudhury, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and few others too left New Theatres to join Bimal Roy in Bombay.

Director Nitin Bose was working with Dilip Kumar for the first time. That time Dilip had not yet developed the nasty habit of interfering in director and composer’s work. He was still learning and he learnt a lot from Nitin Bose. It seems that the famous hair style of Dilip was also suggested by Nitin Bose while shooting a boat scene for Milan. Dilip acknowledges that Nitin Bose had groomed him.

Later Nitin Bose directed Dilip again for ‘Deedar’ (1951) and ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961). Nitin Bose once wrote that during the shooting of ‘Ganga Jamuna’ he was sitting aside on a chair, helplessly watching Dilip Kumar do his (the director’s)  job. By that time Dilip had obtained a Doctorate in this “art of interference”.

Dilip had become famous due to his early tragic films, when he used to die frequently in most of them. In 1948 alone, out of his 6 films, he died 4 times. In the year 1955, he died in 3 films. In the entire 50’s decade he died 6 times. In a total of 57 films, Dilip kumar had died in 18 of them. Interestingly his last film ‘Qila’ (1998) also saw him dead! A real tragedy king indeed !!! By the way, in his 57 films 39 directors worked with him. SU Sunny directed him in 4 films. Nitin Bose, Bimal Roy and Subhash Ghai directed him in 3 films each.

‘Milan’ was based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ’Noukadubi’, published in 1925. This story was a favourite of producers. It was produced in Bangla in 1932, 1947, 1979 and 2011. Hindi versions came in as ‘Milan’ (1946), ‘Ghoonghat’ (1960) and ‘Kashmakash’ (2011). The cast of the 1946 version incudes Dilip Kumar, Meera Mishra, Ranjana, Pahadi Sanyal, Shyam Laha, S.Nazir, Moni Chatterjee, KP Mukherjee etc. The story is –

The story is set in 1905. Ramesh (Dilip Kumar) is studying law in Calcutta and has just appeared for his final exams. He is a friend and neighbour of Jogen who is also studying law. Jogen (Shyam Laha) lives with his father Annada Babu (Moni Chatterjee) and sister Hemnalini (Ranjana). Ramesh and Hemnalini are fond of each other and Ramesh visits their house most days for tea. Their association is disliked by another friend Akshay (Pahadi Sanyal) who also likes Hemnalini.

Ramesh has been asked to come back to his village for the holidays by his father but is dissuaded from going by Hemnalini. Ramesh’s father Braja Mohan (KP Mukherjee) is from the priestly caste and lives in the village. He receives an anonymous letter stating that his son is involved with the neighbour’s daughter who comes from a tradesman caste and that he spends his entire time there.

Braja Mohan goes to the city and brings Ramesh back with him to the village. He has arranged Ramesh’s wedding with a poor widow’s daughter. Ramesh tries to convince his father about his involvement with Hemnalini. His father after satisfying himself that Ramesh has as yet not committed himself to Hemnalini prevails upon Ramesh to marry Sushila because of the promise he had given to the girl’s mother. There is a storm at night when the wedding party from the groom’s side is returning to their village by boat. During the crossing the boat capsizes. Nearly all on the boat are drowned including Ramesh’s father and Ramesh appears to be the only one to survive. He sees a woman in bridal dress lying unconscious on the bank. He brings her to his village but soon understands that this is a case of mistaken identity. She continuously checks him when he calls her Sushila and tells him her name is Kamala (Meera Mishra). He realizes there was another bridal procession and their boat too had capsized.

After the formalities of his father’s funeral service Ramesh decides to take Kamala to Calcutta. He finds out about her only living relative, an uncle, and writes to him. A letter arrives telling him of the death of Kamala’s uncle but the sender has mentioned Kamala’s husband’s name and profession. His name is Nalin and he’s a doctor. Ramesh now starts searching for Dr. Nalin. He has so far made no mention about his marriage to Hemnalini or her family nor told anyone regarding the mistaken identity of his supposed bride to avoid any embarrassment to the girl.

On arrival in Calcutta, Ramesh suggests that Kamala get an education. After allaying her apprehension regarding her age he admits her in a girl’s boarding school. Akshay’s sister also studies in the same school and through her Akshay gets to know the truth about Ramesh’s marriage. In the evening he questions Ramesh in front of Hemnalini. Ramesh deflects the question and asks Hem to trust him. Preparations are on at Annada’s house for the wedding of Hemnalini and Ramesh. Their wedding is set for the coming Sunday but Ramesh is asked by the principal to take Kamala home for the weekend. Ramesh postpones the wedding and brings Kamala back from school. Akshay brings Jogen to Ramesh’s house where they see Kamala and on being questioned Ramesh keeps silent. Hemnalini goes into a state of shock when she’s told about Ramesh’s wife.

Her father takes her to Kashi to recuperate. Ramesh decides to leave Calcutta and he takes Kamala with him to Ghazipur. Kamala reads the letter Ramesh has written to Hem explaining the entire situation and mentioning Kamala’s husband’s name. She finally recognizes the truth about her and Ramesh’s situation. She decides to kill herself and leaves the house. She is rescued and comes under Nalin’s mother’s care.

She realizes that Nalin is her husband but finds out that Hemnalini and he are to be betrothed. However, Nalin is not happy about the betrothal as he refuses to believe that Kamala is dead and wants to wait a while longer. Finally the truth comes out and she’s accepted by her husband and his mother while Ramesh and Hemnalini get back together.

The film had 8 songs. Today’s song is the 5th song to be posted. All other songs are also available on You Tube. Enjoy the video song.

[Author Note: My acknowledgements and thanks to Dr. JP Guha ji, the book ‘Hero-I’ by Ashok Raj, HFGK, and my own notes.]

 


Song-Gungun gungun boley bhanwra (Milan)(1946) Singer-Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Anil Biswas
Dilip Kumar
Ranjana

Lyrics

gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
hamaari bagiya mein aaike ho bhanwra
gungun gungun boley
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike

madhuvan se laaye sandesha bahaar ka
madhuvan se laaye sandesha bahaar ka aa aa
taar(?) jaaye mere pyaar ka
veena baja ke
baawri bana ke
haumaari bagiya mein aaike ho bhanwra
gungun gungun bole
humaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike

Dialogues
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iraada badal bhi sakta hai
lekin uske liye ek munaasib bahaana gadhna padega

bahaana

haan aakhir pitaaji ka hukm
baghair kisi vajah ke thhode hi taala jaa sakta hai
aur aap kya samajh rahin hain
ham apni marzi se jaa rahe hain

oh

lekin ye sab ek shart par

kya shart

jo gaana abhi ham sun rahe thhe wo poora ho

poora hoga

aaiye
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gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo jaan gaya re
jaan gaya re
wo jaan gaya re
mere man mein hai kya
jaan gaya re
kahta phire sab kaliyon se jaa
kahta phire sab kaliyon se jaa
mere man mein hai kya
jaan gaya re
jaan gaya re
dekh rahi thhi
main raah kisi ki
dekh rahi thhi
main raah kisi ki
ankhiyaan bichhaai ke
?? lagaay ke ae
ankhiyaan bichhaai ke
?? lagaay ke
hamaari bagiya mein aay ke ho bhanwra
gungun gungun boley
hamaari bagiya mein


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

Blog Day : 3502 Post No. : 14072

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #

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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 63# Khayyam Saab’s 91st birth anniversary
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Today 18th February 2018 (born on 18th February 1927) is the Ninety-first birth anniversary of Mohammed Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi Saab, better known as Khayyam Saab to all of us.

On this occasion here is a rare song from the movie ‘Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani-1979’. Music of this film was composed by Khayyam Saab.

‘Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani – 1979’ was directed by Sohrab Modi for ‘Shaili Films, Bombay’. It had Dolly (as ‘Meena Kumari’), Bharat Bhushan, Madhu Malini, Meena Irani, Sunita Irani, Sunita Dheer, Twinkle, Jayshree T., Bandini, Jagdeep, Keshto Mukherjee, Ratna, Javed Khan, Bina Baba, Zery, Kedar Sehgal, Baby Parveen, and Sona (as ‘Madhubala’).

Lyrics of this film were by Afzal Shadab (all songs) and Music was composed by Khayyam Saab.

As per information available in HFGK this film had two songs. (However as mentioned in HFGK this film also included some dialogues and songs from some of the films of Meena Kumari viz. Azad’1955, Sharda’1957, Chirag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan’1959, Ghazal’1964, Chandan Ka Palna’1967 and Pakeezah’1971).

This film was based on Meena Kumari’s life and was passed by censor board on 28.11.1979.
I am neither much aware about this movie nor I have watched it, so I can not say much about this movie and its box office performance.
I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

I was quite in dilemma while deciding a song for today’s occasion, because there are still many many beautiful gems composed by Khayyam Saab that are yet to be posted on the blog here.

However, while going through the list of movies for which Khayyam Saab has composed music, I find that this is the only movie from the decade of 1971-1980 that is yet to make an entry on the blog. So today we get introduced to this movie on the blog.

During 1971-1980 we have the following movies of which the music was composed by Khayyam Saab;

Khayyam’s movies of 1971-1980
Name of movie Year
Pyaase Dil 1974
Sankalp 1974
Mutthi Bhar Chawal 1975
Sandhya 1975
Kabhie Kabhie 1976
Shankar Hussain 1977
Trishul 1978
Chambal Ki Kasam 1979
Khaandaan 1979
Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani * 1979
Noorie 1979
Thodisi Bewafai 1980

(* making a debut on the blog today)

Out of the two songs in this movie one song is a solo song sung by Mahendra Kapoor and lip synced by Bharat Bhushan on the screen and being posted here today.
The actresses Dolly and Sona who played the role of Meena Kumari and Madhubala in the film are also seen in the picturization of this song with others.

The other song is a duet sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.

Wishing Khayyam Saab, a ‘Very Happy Birthday’ today and a ‘healthy and peaceful’ life ahead, let us now enjoy this song!!!


Song-Wafaa e ishq mein khoye jahaan milte hain (Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani)(1979) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Afzal Shadab, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

Jo udaatey thhe laakhon ki neendein
Ab wo zere zameen so gaye
Haay mitti ki aagosh mein
Kaise kaise haseen so gaye

Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain aen
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

Wo badnaseeb jo
Duniya se naamuraad gaye
Wafaa ke maare huye
De ke apni yaad gaye
Nazar se chhupke
wo hi meharbaan miltey hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain ae
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

Jo baazi haar gaye hain
Yahaan muhabbat mein
Qaraar unko nahin milta
Apni jannat mein
Sukoon e dil ke liye
Bezubaan miltey hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain ae
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

Hawaa mein udtaa huaa
Inka aashiyaana hai ae
Wahaan pe pardanasheenon ka ab
Thhikaana hai ae ae ae
Jahaan galey se zameen aasmaan miltey hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain ae
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

Chhupaa huaa hai koi raaz
Inke aane mein
Ke jaise bhool gaye hon
Ye kuchh zamaane mein
Zameen pe aise kayi raazdaan miltey hain
Bhatakti rooh ke ae ae ae
Bhatakti rooh ke
Aksar nishaan miltey hain ae
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain
Wafaa e ishq mein
Khoye jahaan milte hain

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जो उड़ाते थे लाखों की नींदें
अब वो जेरे ज़मीन सो गए
हाय मिटटी की आगोश में
कैसे कैसे हसीन सो गए

वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं

वो बदनसीब जो
दुनिया से नामुराद गए
वफ़ा के मारे हुए
दे के अपनी याद गए
नज़र से छुपके
वो ही मेहरबान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं

जो बाज़ी हार गए हैं
यहाँ मुहब्बत में
करार उनको नहीं मिलता
अपनी जन्नत में
सुकून ए दिल के लिए
बेजुबान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं

हवा में उड़ता हुआ
इनका आशियाना है ए
वहाँ पे पर्दानशीनों का अब
ठिकाना हैं ए ए ए
जहां गले से ज़मीन आसमान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं

छुपा हुआ है कोई राज़
इनके आने में
के जैसे भूल गए हो
ये कुछ ज़माने में
ज़मीन पे ऐसे कई राजदान मिलते हैं
भटकती रूह के ए ए ए
भटकती रूह के
अक्सर निशान मिलते हैं ए
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं
वफ़ा ए इश्क में
खोये जहान मिलते हैं


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.

Blog Day : 3502 Post No. : 14068

I became aware of a Hindi film ‘called Virginia’ (1940) nearly 2 years back. My first impression was that the film may be based on some Hollywood movie. Google search for details of this film did not yield much as most of the results pertained to a few Hollywood films of the same name in or around that name. The film did not find mention in ‘Filmindia’ magazine pertaining to the years 1939-41. Later on, I did get some details about the film in ‘list of Bollywood movies of 1940’ on Wikipedia which described the film as an ‘action’ film directed by K M Multani with a star cast of Manjula, W M Khan, Rajkumari, Pratap and David. Khan Mastana was the music director.

A couple of days back, I came across a High Court Judgement dated March 25, 1942 concerning K M Multani vs. Paramount Talkies of India. Being a law student myself once upon a time, I am interested in reading the court judgements, especially of the court cases pertaining to per-independence days. In the judgement, I got to know some more details about the film ‘Virginia’ (1940) and some interesting twist.

‘Virginia’ (1940) was made under the banner of A E M Multani Productions. The star cast mentioned in the judgement included Manjula, Pratap, W M Khan, David, Jamila and thousands of others. The film story idea was conceived by K M Multani sometime towards the end of 1939. Shooting of the film commenced in April 1940 at Bharatiya Studio. On May 16, 1940, the title of the film ‘Virginia’ was registered with Sub-Registrar in Bombay (Mumbai). The film was completed in August 1940 and advertisement of the film commenced in a limited way in September 1940. Censor Certificate was obtained for the film in November 1940. The film was released in Bombay on March 16, 1941 in Minerva theatre. The film ran for two weeks. The film was to be released elsewhere in India.

K M Multani, the producer-director had decided to produce this film on a grand scale just to prove a point that Indian film industry can also make spectacular films on the scale of Hollywood. The idea was to get ‘ high-brow westernised Indians who patronised the foreign films exclusively, to see in Indian films something which they would not find in Hollywood films even’. The story revolved around an imaginary war between Greeks and Romans about 4000 BC. In the film, Virginia was the name of the heroine.

It so happened that Paramount Pictures also conceived a film with a similar title ‘Virginia’ (1941) in 1939 and in December 1939, the title of the film was registered in the USA. The shooting of the film commenced more or less at the same time in the USA as that of ‘Virginia’ (1940). The film was released in USA in February 1941 and in Calcutta and Mumbai in May 1941. It was a family drama set against the background of an estate in Virginia, one of the States in the USA. The theme of the film was contemporary.

When the Paramount Pictures’ film was released in Calcutta and Bombay in May 1941, K M Multani filed a suit in a Bombay court to restrain the exhibition of Paramount film ‘Virginia’ (1941) with the same name on the ground that it would result in misleading a section of the cinegoers. He also claimed the damages for loss of box office collections of his film due to ‘passing off’ ‘Virginia’ (1941) as ‘Virginia’ (1940).

The lower court dismissed the suit on the grounds that no one can claim the sole monopoly of the title ‘Virginia’ as it is a geographical name. There was no reason to believe that Paramount’s film could mislead the cinegoers as the film is in English and the Multani’s film is in Hindustani. Also the story of the both the films are quite different. Even the advertisements of both the films make it very clear that both these films are different in terms of the language, the star cast and the themes of the films. The other point was that both the films were conceptualised, shot and released almost contemporaneously without the knowledge of each other. So there was no mala fide intention.

K M Multani filed an appeal in Bombay High Court against the judgement of the lower court. The High Court upheld the judgment of the lower court and dismissed the appeal with costs. Those interested in reading the detailed judgements, both of the lower court and the High Court can read here.

I am not sure whether K M Multani got ‘Virginia’ (1940) released at other places in India. The fact that the film ran only for two weeks in one theatre in Bombay would indicate that the film was a box office failure. I find that, later K M Multani re-joined Minerva Movietone to direct ‘Vasiyat’ (1940) and there after ‘Ujaala’ (1942). His filmy career almost came to an end with his home production ‘Umang’ (1944). I came to know from the former ‘Filmfare’ editor, B K Karanjia’s book ‘Counting My Blessings’ that K M Multani became the founding editor of trade journal ‘ Film Age’ and retired from film industry to become an estate agent.

‘Virginia’ (1940) had 8 songs written by Ehsaan Rizvi which were set to music by Khan Mastana. None of the songs has yet been represented on the Blog. Today, I present the first song from the film ‘diwaani tu kyaa jaane’ to appear on the Blog. The name of the playback singer is not mentioned. There are two other songs in the film which were identified to be that of Miss Iqbal (or Iqbal Bibi) who has a high-pitched voice. As against this, the voice in the song under discussion is a soft one.

Since Manjula (Manju Diwan, wife of Karan Diwan) is in the cast of the film, I checked her voices in the songs from the films ‘Gaali’ (1944) and ‘Chaand’ (1944). I am convinced that the voice in the song under discussion is that of Manjula (Manju). At the time of making of the film, Manjula was 16 years old and the voice sounds like that of a teenager.

A feature of this song is that there is a long prelude music (0:33) followed by a long interlude (0:42) and the end music (0:20). As a result, the lyrics of the song has space in the disc for about 2:00 minutes.


Song-Deewaani tu kya jaane (Virginia)(1940) Singer-Manju Dewan, Lyrics-Ehsaan Rizvi MD-Khan Mastana

Lyrics

deewaani tu kyaa jaane
kaun mere ghar aataa hai
deewaani tu kyaa jaane
kaun mere ghar aataa hai
prem sandesha laata hai
prem sandesha laata hai
mere mann wo bhaata hai
mere mann wo bhaata hai
murjhaa chuki hai jo sakhi
dil ki kali khilegi
murjhaa chuki hai jo sakhi
dil ki kali khilegi
deewaani tu kyaa jaane
kaun mere ghar aataa hai
deewaani tu kyaa jaane
kaun mere ghar aataa hai

main kahoongi apni baat
wo sunenge saari raat
main kahoongi apni baat
wo sunenge saari raat
ab kyun
dil shor machaata hai
ab kyun
dil shor machaata hai


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

Blog Day : 3501 Post No. : 14066

Todays song is from an old film of the 30s – ‘Sunehara Sansar- from 1936.

Songs from films made in the 30s are difficult to find.If you find a song of a film of your choice, you are a lucky person. Sometimes, as a fluke, such songs are encountered and your day is made. Luckily, there are collectors from India and Pakistan, who collect songs from various sources and upload them on You Tube for the benefit of music lovers and history students. Since no collector ever discloses his sources, it is difficult to know from where the song has been taken. Actually it hardly matters as long as it is not used for commercial purpose. Such 70-80 year old songs are no one’s personal property in any case, once they are on public domain. The uploaders are also aware of it.

We are thankful to many uploaders like Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji of Jodhpur, Shalin Bhat ji in the US, Javed Rsjs ji and many more such kind and helpful souls who serve the interest of Film music history, by making old rare songs available to music lovers and writers. Our own Sudhir ji, Atul ji and Sadanand ji too upload such rare songs. God Bless Them all. Today’s song is uploaded by Shalin Bhat ji.

The song is from a film made by East India Film Co. of Calcutta. In those days, the name Calcutta was synonymous with New Theatres, in the film world. New Theatres is a Golden Chapter in the Indian Film History. Established by BN Sircar in 1930, NT was not just a commercial entity, but an institution which strengthened the foundation of film making in India. Sircar established systems and discipline in film shootings. He was an engineer from London. Son of a very famous and rich Advocate General of Bengal, Sircar was a soft spoken but a firm personality. Being rich himself, he had no problem in building a well equipped company, without making a compromise on quality – both in in terms of machinery and people.

Most other studio owners like V Shantaram, Mehboob, Chandulal Shah, Sohrab Modi, SS Wassan, Guru Dutt, Raj Kapoor etc. took over as company’s film director, but not Sircar. He had a strong line up of capable directors like PC Barua, Hem Chander, Debaki Bose, Nitin Bose, Premankur Attorthy, Phani Mujumdar etc. He never ever interfered with directors choices of actors or work. Remaining in the background, he ensured shootings as per schedule.

NT was like a family. It ran on systems. It became a way of life for people working in it. Since its establishment in 1930, competition increased consistently, in the number of film producing companies in Calcutta. By 1938, there were 18 Production houses in Calcutta alone. They were – Arora Film Co., Shri Bharat Laxmi Pictures, Chitramandir RBS Prodn, Dev-Dutt films, East India Film Co., Indua Movietone, Kali Films, Kamala Talkies, Maadan Theatres, New Popular Pictures, Moti Mahal Theatres, Murli Pictures, Quality Pictures, Radha Film Co., Sonoray Picture Syndicate, Sunrise Film Co., and Tollywood Studio. Interesting point is, Bombay film industry came to be known as Bollywood many decades after this Calcutta studio – Tollywood – which continues till today for Bangla Film industry.

After 1939, the second world war created problems for NT. On one hand raw film shortage and  severe competition and on the other hand ego clashes of the stalwarts and exodus from the company plagued NT. PC Barua was the first to leave,in 1940, to restart his own studio. One by one people started leaving. From 1942 to 1947, many important actors, directors and technicians left NT and went to Bombay. During its existence, NT created an all time record as a company. It had produced  177 films as against the nearest competitor – Ranjit Studios of Bombay, with 175 films (as per Cine Advance issue dated 5th Dec 1980).

During the Golden period of NT, Debaki Bose made a Bangla film ‘Sonar Sansaar’ in 1936. The same was also made in Hindi as ‘Sunehra Sansaar’. During the period 1934 to 1936, Debaki Bose worked for East India Film Co. His film, ‘Seeta’ (1934) won the Honorary Diploma in Venice Film Festival and his last film there was ‘Sunehra Sansaar’ (1936). After this Debaki Bose (who gave the name ‘Kumar’ to actor Syed Ali Hasan Zaidi of film ‘Puran Bhagat’ (1933) returned to NT for the period from 1937 to 1941. He then left NT to start his own production company.

The East India Film Company was based in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, Bitish India. It was the first Indian film company to screen a movie at an international Film Festival. Started in 1932 in Calcutta, by RL Khemka, it went on to be a pioneer in producing films across several regional film industries, including Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, and Tamil in the decade after its founding; till then, production companies were restricted regionally.

The company was formed in 1932 by RL Khemka, a local Marwari businessman in Bengal after acquiring the RCA Photophone studio, its location recording equipment, and its Mitchell cameras. In 1933, East India Film Company’s first Bengali film production, ‘Jamuna Puline’ was released. The director was Priyanath Ganguli, who had joined here after leaving Maadan Theatres. Riding on its success, the company became the first Bengali studio to venture into not just Hindi films, but also various films in South Indian languages. East India Film Company was soon producing a dozen movie releases per year, including several hits like ‘Savitri’ (Telugu) and ‘Ramayan’ (Tamil).

The East India Film Company’s ‘Seeta’, made by Debaki Bose, was the first talkie shown in an international film festival. It was shown in 1934 at the Venice Film Festival where it won an Honorary Diploma. Subsequently, Bose also made his noted film, ‘Sonar Sansaar’ (Hindi: ‘Sunhera Sansaar’) in 1936 under the East India Film Company banner.

Shot in Calcutta on a lavish budget of Rs.75,000, East India Film Company’s ‘Savitri’ in Telugu was a huge hit. Based on a popular stage play by Mylavaram Bala Bharathi Samajam, the film was directed by debutant C Pulliah and starred stage stalwarts Vemuri Gaggiah and Dasari Ramthilakam as Yama and Savitri, respectively. Like ‘Seeta’, this film was also shown in Venice Film Festival, where it too won an Honorary Diploma.

Film ‘Sunehra Sansaar’ had 21 songs, all written by its hero – Vijay Kumar, BA. [Author Notr: I have written about him in my post “Tan Prem Ki Raakh Lagaa Kar Ke“on 31-1-2018). The cast of the film was Vijay Kumar, Rampyari, Menaka Devi (her first film in Calcutta), Kamla Jharia, Azuri, Mazhar Khan, Gul Hamid, KN Singh (his debut film) and others.

Like several common feminine names in those days – Zebunnisa, Zubeida, Khursheed, Zohra, Amirbai, Gauhar, Radharani, Menaka, Noorjehan, Yasmin, Vimala etc, there were common male names too. One of them was Hamid. It was prefixed and suffixed by Gul, Ali, Syed etc. For example, actor Ajit’s real name was Hamid Ali and actor singer Shyam Kumar was Syed Gul Hamid Ali. I remember, once when I wrote about Shyam Kumar and his real name, our Sudhir ji had queried if he and the actor Gul Hamid were same. I had informed him that they were different.

Today we will know more about this actor Gul Hamid, who acted in many films in the 30s and died very young at 31 years only. He was a handsome young man from Peshawar. After starting his film career from Lahore, he moved to Calcutta where he worked in more than a dozen of silent films and talkies. Some of his films were made in Bombay too. He had many honors to his credit. He acted in Heer Ranjha, the first film produced in Punjabi and in Seeta, a talkie that won an Honorary Diploma in the 1934 Venice Film Festival. That was also the first Indian film shown at an International film festival. Hamid also wrote the script, acted in, and directed the film Khyber Pass (1936). 

Gul Hamid was born in 1905 in Pirpiai, a village near the Kabul River in the North West Frontier Province of British India (now in Pakistan). His father was Saif Ullah Khan. Gul Hamid Khan had three brothers named Abdul Hameed Khan, Gul Jamal Khan and Sayed Jamal Khan. Gul Hamid Khan was married to Patience Cooper (later Sabra Begum) from 1930–1936, one of the first early silent movie actresses.

He became an all-India celebrity when AR Kardar cast him in his hit movie. It is said that the movie industry never again saw an actor with Gul Hamid’s looks. He made his film debut with Sarfarosh alias Brave Hearts in 1930, which was a silent movie made in Lahore and directed by AR Kardar. In 1931, his films Aatishe Ishq and Wandering Dancer were released. Gul Hamid also had the honour of working in the first ever Punjabi feature film Heer Ranjha released in 1932. This film was made in Lahore and directed by AR Kardar. In 1933, his film Yahudi Ki Ladki was released based on Agha Hashar Kashmiri‘s stage play by the same name. His other films released in 1934 were ChandraguptMumtaz BegumSultana and Night Bird.

1935 was the richest year of Gul Hamid’s career as many of his films were released in it. In Bharat Ki Beti (1935), his heroine was Rattan Bai.  His other notable talkie films in 1935 were Sauteli BadruhiSaleema  and  MurdererYasmin was also released the same year in which his name was Behram. As per records, only three films were released in 1936 i.e. ‘Sunehra Sansaar’, Baghi Sipahi and Khyber Pass.  Khyber Pass was the film in which he not only acted but also wrote its script and directed it. He worked with his wife, Patience Cooper, in three films i.e., Baghi Sipahi, ‘Murderer’ (1935) and Khyber Pass. He died  in 1936 due to a throat ailment.(Hodgekin’s Disease).

The story of film Sunehara Sansar-36, as outlined in Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, is as follows,

This is a parable about human suffering and capitalist enterprise. The village headman has the bandits attack house of Ramesh to settle an old dispute. His wife Roma is kidnapped and infant son is abandoned in a forest. Years later, Roma works as a nurse to a kind millionaire and her son Raghunath lives with other unemployed youths, in a nearby house. They all dream about starting a Soap Factory. The father has become a beggar in that town only. No one is aware about others. Changed circumstances bring the family together and the kind millionaire helps to set up the Soap Factory.

Today’s song is composed by KC Dey, but the singer is not known. I presume it is Vijay kumar only. So, here is a song from an 80+ year old film. Surprisingly, the song is clear.

[Auhtor’s Note: Acknowledgements and thanks to Indian Cinematograph Year Book – 1938, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Muvyz, HFGK, Wikipedia, IPFS.com, Pakfilms.com, book by Ambarish Mishra and my notes.]


Song – Sukh Anand Aur Prem Ki Khaatir (Sunehra Sansaar) (1936) Singer – [Unattributed], Lyrics – Vijay Kumar BA, Music – KC Dey

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

sukh anand aur prem ki khaatir
sukh anand aur prem ki khaatir
bana ye soney ka sansaar
bana ye soney ka sansaar
is mein dhan dualat joban hai
hai. . .
is mein dhan dualat joban hai
jeevan saathi hai pyaari naar
sukh anand aur prem ki khaatir
sukh anand aur prem ki khaatir
bana ye soney ka sansaar
bana ye soney ka sansaar

putra hai aankhon ka taara
jis se chamke jagmag parivar
aish ke jhoole jhoolo nis din
prem se looto mauj bahaar
putra hai aankhon ka taara
jis se chamke jagmag parivar
aish ke jhoole jhoolo nis din
prem se looto mauj bahaar
saathi ishwar gun gaawo
saathi ishwar gun gaawo
saathi ishwar gun gaawo
jis ne racha sunder sansaar

sukh anand aur prem ki khaatir
sukh anand aur prem ki khaatir
bana ye soney ka sansaar
bana ye soney ka sansaar
is mein dhan dualat joban hai
hai. . .
is mein dhan dualat joban hai
jeevan saathi hai pyaari naar
sukh anand aur prem ki khaatir
sukh anand aur prem ki khaatir
bana ye soney ka sansaar
bana ye soney ka sansaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुख आनंद और प्रेम की खातिर
सुख आनंद और प्रेम की खातिर
बना ये सोने का संसार
बना ये सोने का संसार
इस में धन दौलत जोबन है
है॰ ॰ ॰
इस में धन दौलत जोबन है
जीवन साथी है प्यारी नार
सुख आनंद और प्रेम की खातिर
सुख आनंद और प्रेम की खातिर
बना ये सोने का संसार
बना ये सोने का संसार

पुत्र है आँखों का तारा
जिससे चमके जगमग परिवार
ऐश के झूले झूलो निस दिन
प्रेम से लूटो मौज बहार
पुत्र है आँखों का तारा
जिससे चमके जगमग परिवार
ऐश के झूले झूलो निस दिन
प्रेम से लूटो मौज बहार
साथी इशवर गुण गावो
साथी इशवर गुण गावो
साथी इशवर गुण गावो
जिसने रचा सुंदर संसार

सुख आनंद और प्रेम की खातिर
सुख आनंद और प्रेम की खातिर
बना ये सोने का संसार
बना ये सोने का संसार
इस में धन दौलत जोबन है
है॰ ॰ ॰
इस में धन दौलत जोबन है
जीवन साथी है प्यारी नार
सुख आनंद और प्रेम की खातिर
सुख आनंद और प्रेम की खातिर
बना ये सोने का संसार
बना ये सोने का संसार


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

Blog Day : 3501 Post No. : 14065

Missing Films of 1960s – 59
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So, on the 3501st day on this blog, I introduce to you the debut film for today.

The film is ‘Sardaar’ from 1967. This year continues to be very fertile, and still another four, and maybe five more films from this year are next in line.

The production banner is M.U.N. films Bombay, and the film is directed by Babubhai Mistry. The film is categorized as a costume drama, with the cast of actors listed as Dara Singh, Sheikh Mukhtar, Ajit, Nishi, Helen, Jayant, Chandrashekhar, Tiwari, Maruti, Arvind Pandya, and Jeevankala. Now this is a very impressive ensemble – we have Sheikh Mukhtar, and Dara Singh, and Ajit, and Chandrashekhar, and Nishi, and Helen, and Jayant, and Tiwari – wow.

The film has seven songs listed. All the songs are written by Asad Bhopali, and the music is composed by Usha Khanna. As I scan the list of songs, some are very familiar and popular songs, and I wonder this film has managed to stay away from being represented on our blog so far.

Today’s song is about the memories of childhood love. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Once you start listening to the song, I am sure the memory cells will respond – ok, well this one, yes, it is a familiar favorite from the radio listening days. Enjoy.

Song – Mera Tumhara Afsaana Hai Kitna Puraana  (Sardaar) (1967) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo
mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

kyon ji tumko yaad to hongi
pehli pehli pyaar ki baaten
pehli pehli pyaar ki baaten
chhoti si ik bhool pe laakhon
hoti then taqraar ki baaten
hoti then taqraar ki baaten
mera wo rooth ke jaana
tumhaara manaana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

din mein sau sau baar tumhaare
paas aane ko ji kehta hai
paas aane ko ji kehta hai
in aankhon mein daal ke aankhen
kho jaane ko ji kehta hai
kho jaane ko ji kehta hai
chhod ke dil tadpaana
mohabbat nibhaana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो
मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

क्यों जी तुमको याद तो होंगी
पहली पहली प्यार की बातें
पहली पहली प्यार की बातें
छोटी सी इक भूल पे लाखों
होती थीं तक़रार की बातें
होती थीं तक़रार की बातें
मेरा वो रूठ के जाना
तुम्हारा मनाना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

दिन में सौ सौ बार तुम्हारे
पास आने को जी कहता है
पास आने को जी कहता है
इन आँखों में दाल के आँखें
खो जाने को जी कहता है
खो जाने को जी कहता है
छोड़ के दिल तड़पाना
मोहब्बत निभाना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

 


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

Blog Day : 3500 Post No. : 14064

3500 – a good number to be. It is divisible by 7. Gives us 500.

Lets take a stock of the major numbers.

We complete 3500 days – unbroken sequence (almost 😉 ).
500 weeks.
14,000+ songs.

And, for the ticker watchers, we are just going to touch 10,100,000 visits to this blog.

In terms of artist stats, some very interesting total numbers,

486 – Music Directors + 109 posts with [*Unattributed] MD status
659 – Lyricists + 402 posts with [*Unattributed] Lyricist status
870 – Singers + 93 posts with unidentified singer names

Keeping out the unattributed and the unidentified, we are managing a whopping total of 2015 unique artists

I have written this phrase before. Our blog is history in the making – history of Hindi film music – one song at a time.

In terms if format, in terms of depth of content, in terms of dealing earnestly and critically with the subject matter, this blog is unique and without any peers. We are close to completing 10 years. Even now, we periodically get to see reader’s comments that tell about recently having discovered this hallowed destination on the internet, and what a fantastic treasure they have encountered. In fact, we have one such comment that came in today, just about four and a half hours ago. Paraphrasing from the text of this comment, a new reader Jayant Raleraskar writes that “. . . that’s a Great contribution indeed. In fact I am a new visitor to Atulsong. Of course I am enjoying and getting nice information as well.” Today, 3500 days after its inception, we still continue to get new readers who are impressed enough to leave such a heartening and an encouraging comment.

And the march continues. Ah yes, it is the next coming month also; but I refer to the dogged insistent forward journey that has been in progress for 3500 days today. The pun is on the word March. By the way, are you familiar with the best pun on ‘March’. It is a tiny two liner

“Can February March?
No, but April May.”

😀  😀  😀

Great journey so far. A grand motley crew of loving friends assembled on the bandwagon. And on towards the horizon – many a thousand more stations still to be covered on this beat. Maybe someone may ask us some day – why we do it? Brings to mind a similar incident from the mountaineering past. George Mallory, the famed young British climber who was part of the first three (unsuccessful) expeditions to conquer Mt Everest, in the 1920s. Mallory is famously quoted as having replied to the question “Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” with the retort “Because it’s there”, which has been called “the most famous three words ever in mountaineering”.

Well, I think our answer may not be limited to these three words. The answer by us would be – “Because it is there, and we love it”.  🙂 🙂

And on this journey, we continue to discover, almost on a daily basis, something new and surprising about the Hindi film music.

Take today’s song for example. Yesterday when Atul ji and I exchanged emails about today being the 3500th daily anniversary of this endeavor, I thought about it, and then started searching for a song with the word ‘hazaar’ in it. After checking out a few examples, I settled on this song for this post today.

ek shama hai mehfil mein
parwaane hazaaron hain

or if I may take some poetic latitude here, I would like to surmise as

ek asad hai internet mein
padhne waale hazaaron hain

And the other reason I picked this song – aah well, I am sure some of you may have already guessed. Going thru the lyrics of this Geeta Dutt beauty from 1952, folks will find a suspicious shadow falling on to another iconic song from three decades later. Yes, I refer to the famous song from ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981) –

in aankhon ki masti ke
mastaane hazaaron hain

In fact, not just mastaane, but also deewaane and maikhaane. Just take away the music and map the lyrics. I think we may have hit upon the original song that ‘inspired’ the famous hit song of ‘Umrao Jaan’.

The 1952 film ‘Baghdad’ is produced by JB Lulla, under the banner of Falcon Films, Bombay and is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. The star cast is listed as Ranjan, Bharti, Yashodhara Katju, Anwar, Veera, Kamal, Samson, S Nazeer, Kanta, Nagpal, Anant Prabhu, Bhupen Kapoor, Habib, Sabu (Tattoo), and Bhagwan. The eight songs of this film are penned by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, and the music is by Bulo C Rani.

Congratulations once again to all – milestones galore. Happy 3500th to all.

Song – Ek Shama Hai Mehfil Mein Parwaane Hazaaron Hain  (Baghdad) (1952) Singer – Geeta Roy, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

ek shama hai mehfil mein
parwaane hazaaron hain
parwaane hazaaron hain
wo naina hoon main jiske
wo naina hoon main jiske
deewaane hazaaron hain
ek shama
ek shama

har aankh mein ghar mera
har aankh mein ghar mera
har dil ko talab meri
har dil ko talab meri
har dil ko talab meri
but ek hoon main lekin
but ek hoon main lekin
butkhaane hazaaron hain
butkhaane hazaaron hain
ek shama
ek shama

paimaane mohabbat ke
uth jhoom
uth jhoom jhoom ke pee le
pee le
pee le
in masti bhari aankhon mein
in masti bhari aankhon mein
maikhaane hazaaron hain
maikhaane hazaaron hain
ek shama
ek shama

ek shama hai mehfil mein
parwaane hazaaron hain
parwaane hazaaron hain
ek shama
ek shama
———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

एक शमा है महफिल में
परवाने हजारों हैं
परवाने हजारों हैं
वो नैना हूँ मैं जिसके
वो नैना हूँ मैं जिसके
दीवाने हजारों हैं
एक शमा
एक शमा

हर आँख में घर मेरा
हर आँख में घर मेरा
हर दिल को तलब मेरी
हर दिल को तलब मेरी
हर दिल को तलब मेरी
बुत एक हूँ मैं लेकिन
बुत एक हूँ मैं लेकिन
बुतखाने हजारों हैं
बुतखाने हजारों हैं
एक शमा
एक शमा

पैमाने मोहब्बत के
उठ झूम
उठ झूम झूम के पी ले
पी ले
पी ले
इन मस्ती भरी आँखों में
इन मस्ती भरी आँखों में
मैखाने हजारों हैं
मैखाने हजारों हैं
एक शमा
एक शमा

एक शमा है महफिल में
परवाने हजारों हैं
परवाने हजारों हैं
एक शमा
एक शमा


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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.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than nine years. This blog has over 14000 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3500 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Movies with all their songs covered =1084
Total Number of movies covered =3841

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