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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.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 : 4203 Post No. : 15389

Hullo Atuldom

Listening to music is a pastime. And if it is film songs – all the more good. Plus if it is HFM I couldn’t ask for more- anyone who knows me knows this. Fellow atulites included. Followers of the blog also are aware that “vividh bharati” the radio station, is my reminder diary.

So soon as I heard the program remembering Parveen Babi – of the lustrous hair- I looked for hitherto unposted songs and found many possibilities.

I have zeroed in on a song where she is romancing Jeetendra or trying to stop him from getting into trouble. I must admit that I know two songs from this movie, one of which, a Kishore Kumar- Asha Bhonsle duet Naye puraane saal mein ek raat baaki has been posted by Sudhirji in 2014.

The movie “Raksha” had a total of five songs, the handiwork of the trusted pair of RD Burman- Anand Bakshi. The movie was supposed to be a spy movie with Jeetendra’s character having the code name ‘Agent 116’. For added measure Parveen Babi also had two names – Chanda and Bijli. Today we have the Jeetendra lip syncing to Mohd. Rafi and Asha is the female playback.

Thinking of the beautiful Parveen Babi on the occasion of her anniversary.


Song-Main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do (Raksha)(1982) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

main chalta Hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do

yakeen karo kisi tarah
milenge kal issi tarah
yakeen karo kisi tarah
milenge kal issi tarah
kal toh kitni door hai
mera dil majboor hai
thehero thodi der toh
dil ka haal sunane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do

lallaalala laalalalala
laalalalalala
abhi mile abhi chale
rahe mujhe bade gile
abhi mile abhi chale
rahe mujhe bade gile

sab gile mit jaayenge
jab gale lag jaayenge
itni door baithe ho
thoda paas toh aane do
hmmm hmmm rurururururu
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do (rururururu)

khuli hawa haseen Samaa
ruko zara chale kahaan
khuli hawa haseen Samaa
ruko zara chale kahaan

ek toh kaam zaroori hai
dooje kuchch majboori hai
donon baatein jhoothi hain
yeh hain saaf bahaane do
rurururururu

main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
laa laa laa la la la la laa


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.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 : 4202 Post No. : 15387

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 2
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Under the ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ today’s movie is ‘Kalaakaar-1983’.

This movie is completing full cycle of ten years today on the blog with only one of its songs posted on the blog so far. The song already posted on the blog i.e. ‘Neele Neele Ambar Par Chaand Jab Aaye’ was the most popular song from this movie.

In 1983, I was studying in 11th standard. I remember the above-mentioned song particularly as that song could be heard wherever you passed by (specifically the Kishore Kumar version), either on radio or tape-recorders in shops/hotels. I didn’t like it too much then and it was very irritating to have it playing around every time.

I was under the impression that this song topped the charts then, but when I checked the ‘Binaca Geetmala annual list’ during the preparation of this post, I was surprised to note that this song didn’t appear in the 1983 list where ‘Shaayad Meri Shaadi Ka Khayaal’ from ‘Souten’ was the topper. This may be because the movie ‘Kalaakaar’ must have been released at the end of that year 1983.

However, the above song appeared in the 1984 ‘Binaca Geetmala annual list’ and ranked at number 22 as per information available online.

Coming back to today’s post, I am presenting another good song from this movie which I think was also somewhat popular song. One more song from the movie that I remember ‘Khoye khoye rahe teri chaahon mein’ was a nice song too.

Today’s song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Suresh Wadkar.

Ten years back on this day only two movies were represented on the blog;
(here they are in ascending order)

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Teri nazar mein main rahoon Band Master – 1963 All songs covered on the blog (4/4)
Neele neele ambar par chaand jab aaye Kalaakaar – 1983 01 of 08 songs posted

Incidentally there are three movies with same title viz ‘Kalaakaar’ – whic were released in 1942, 1954 & 1983 – that are represented on the blog so far. Each of these three movies are one s represented by just one song each in the blog.

‘Kalaakaar-1983’ was directed by P. Sambasivarao. It was produced by P. Anand Rao under ‘Anandalakshmi Art Movies’ banner. It had Kunal Goswami, Sreedevi, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Rakesh Bedi, Krishan Dhawan, Madhu Malini, Agha, Vijayalakshmi, Rajkishore, Dhanalakshmi, Swaraj Kumar, Kiran, and Paintal in Special appearance.

L.V. Prasad makes a special guest appearance in this movie. Bappi Lahiri and Indeevar make a friendly appearance in this movie.
Mehmood and Kanwal Jeet Singh make a Guest appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Kovai Thambi and its dialogues were written by Inder Raj Anand. Editing was done by M.G. Balurao.

K. Ganesh was the chief assistant director, and Kuku Kapoor was the dialogue director.

Lyrics of this movie were written by Indeevar, with Manoj Kumar writing one song which was the climax song in the movie.

Music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

The movie had total eight songs (including one multiple version song-already posted on the blog). Kishore Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Anuradha Paudwal and Sadhna Sargam had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 09.11.1983.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie to appear on the blog.

The picturization of the song happens to be in music studio while recording for a song where Kunal Goswami is lip syncing in Suresh Wadkar’s voice with a female artist (I am unable to identify her though she seems to be a familiar face) lip syncing in Anuradha Paudwal’s voice. Sridevi is also seen in the picturization of the song with other artists present in the recording studio shown in this song.

I have not watched this movie so I cannot say much about it. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy today’s song.

Video

Audio

Song-Mera pyaar mujh se roothha (Kalaakaar)(1983) Singers- Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Both

Lyrics

Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne loota
Jab do kadam manzil rahi
Saathi ka saath chhoota
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

Duniya mein do premi ee
Milne hi nahin paate hain
Milne hi nahin paate hain

(coughing sound)

Duniya mein do premi
Milne hi nahin paate hain ae
Milne hi nahin paate hain

(coughing sound)

Duniya mein do premi
Milne hi nahin paate hain ae
Milne hi nahin paate hain

Ye zamaana
ye chaahat
Badle se nazar aate hain ae
Badle se nazar aate hain
Ya pyaar hi hota nahin
Ya har premi jhoothha

(coughing sound)

O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

Koyi poochhe kismat se ae
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena aa
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena

(coughing sound)

Koyi poochhe kismat se
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena aa
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena
Ik jaisa lagta hai
Kya marna
Aur kya jeena aa
Kya marna
Aur kya jeena aa

Khuli aankh to khuli reh gayi

(coughing sound)

Kahaan jaa ke khwaab toota

(coughing sound)

O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa
Jab do kadam manzil rahi
Saathi ka saath chhoota
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा
जब दो कदम मंजिल रही
साथी का साथ छूटा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी ई
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं ए
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं ए
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

ये ज़माना ये चाहत
बदले से नज़र आते हैं ए
बदले से नज़र आते हैं
या प्यार ही होता नहीं
या हर प्रेमी झूठा

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने ए लूटा आ

कोई पूछे किस्मत से ए
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना आ
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

कोई पूछे किस्मत से ए
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना आ
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना
इक जैसा लगता है
क्या मरना
और क्या जीना आ
क्या मरना
और क्या जीना आ
खुली आँख तो
(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
खुली रह गयी
कहाँ जा के ख्वाब टूटा

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ
जब दो कदम मंजिल रही
साथी का साथ छूटा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ


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 : 4201 Post No. : 15387

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 15
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And so, we do get to a song in Saigal Sb’s voice song in this series. Memory serving right, I would have preferred to start the series with this song. But oh well. Actually, we do have a Saigal Sb song earlier in this series. But that song – “Babul Mora, Naihar Chhooto Hi Jaaye”, is rerecorded in Jagjit Singh Chitra Singh voices.

Remembering the memorable singer KL Saigal Sb – it is 73 years today, since this Divine Voice departed from this mortal world. The singer has gone away, his voice, the sound captured in the songs recorded by him, are still alive.

The re-use film is ‘Do Raaste’ (1969) and this song is used as a backdrop in two places in the film. In both scenes, the song is being played from a 78 rpm record on an old styled gramophone. Almost the entire cast of the film gets presented in the two short clips. We see Balraj Sahni, Veena, Kamini Kaushal, Rajesh Khanna, Junior Mehmood and Jayant in the first clip. There is a lady actor sitting with Kamini Kaushal in the first part – is she Kumud Bole? Also, the baby girl with Junior Mehmood – I have seen her in other films also, but I am unable to put a name to her face. Then in the second clip, in addition to the above listed cast, we also have Prem Chopra, Bindu and Mumtaz. And yes, it is Krishnakant who gazes back at us from his perch in the portrait on the wall.

In its time, ‘Do Raaste’ was a popular hit film. Rajesh Khanna was the rising star at that time, plus the music of the film became very popular. Times were when a middle class joint family homes, were presented on screen quite realistically so. The story of the film is a typical loving family scenario, and then we have unhappiness and strife intervene – a new lady joining the household and sows the seeds of step-brotherly misunderstandings. The divide goes to extremes, before things get reformed and patched up. And then it is a joint happy family all over again.

This song appears twice in the film, once at the beginning, when everything is in a relaxed mood, and the household is the blessed ‘nyaara bangla’. And then, this song is presented again close to the end of the film, when all misunderstandings have been removed, and whole family reunites and returns once again to the ‘nyaara bangla‘.

In both the scenes, the song is being played on an old gramophone, which is manually operated. It has a big sound horn attached, as we remember from the old HMV logo. Ah, the pleasures of pure sounds from the 78 rpm records – no electronics, just a very authentic reproduction of the original sound as stored in electric impulses on the shellac. The wonders that were, without the later technologies and advancements. No creation of sound reproduction technology can even come close to the sound of a 78 rpm record playing on an HMV 102 machine – hand cranked, not even electricity to power the turntable. It continues to be a marvel of that age, which is also exemplified by another unique accomplishment – single mike recording with orchestra and multiple singers. The marvels of modern acoustic technology pale in comparison.

The song also brings back the memories of the heady days in the year 2011, going across the months of May through September. The blog was a ‘song-a-day’ platform for Saigal Sb songs. By the time we ended, we had brought on board all the Hindi/Urdu songs of Saigal Sb, which are available in public domain. The mind just cannot believe it is already more than 8 years ago that we went on that exhilarating journey. The joy of getting that done was surely a wondrous taste. But then I also think with some melancholy – that no more Saigal Sb songs are to be posted on our blog. Today’s post in this series is a device that makes us remember and revisit this miracle of nature that was – the voice of Saigal Sb. I take back my words – I would prefer to use ‘is’ instead of ‘was’. I am sure you will agree – for the voice continues to be with us. That peerless, unmatched, incomparable voice, that can only be replayed now.

Our dear Arun ji has mentioned in his previous post – “Door. . . Bahut Door” from yesterday – it was Raj Khosla’s (producer director of ‘Do Raaste’) own childhood memories that probably brought this song into the film. His father loved KL Saigal songs that would often play the records at home on an old gramophone. Those memories were relived by Raj Khosla himself, as he directed ‘Do Raaste’. Wonderful revival, wonderful renewal, wonderful memory stimulant. Thanks Raj Khosla ji, and thanks to Arun ji for bringing in this connect.

The original credits of this song are – lyrics by Kedar Sharma and music by RC Boral. Singing voice of course, is the inimitable Saigal Sb. Listen yet once again to this wondrous original voice – a benefaction of God Himself.

 

Song – Ik Bangala Baney Nyaara  (Do Raaste) (1969) Singers – KL Saigal, Lyrics – Kedar Sharma, MD – RC Boral

Lyrics

ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara
rahe kunba jis mein saara
ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara

sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
vishvakarma ke dvaara
vishvakarma ke dvaara
sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
vishvakarma ke dvaara
ati sundar pyaara pyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
रहे कुनबा जिस में सारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा

सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
अति सुंदर प्यारा प्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा


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.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 :

4200 Post No. : 15385 Movie Count :

4242

Welcome all to today’s post where I am presenting a song from the 1993 movie ‘Gardish’. I like this song very much. I had shared this song long time back but it was yet to be to be posted on the blog. This song is penned by Javed Akhtar.

Today 17th January 2020 is the 75th birth anniversary of Writer, Poet and Lyricist Javed Akhtar who was born on 17th January 1945 at Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).

We on the blog wish him a ‘very happy birthday today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead’…

Javed Akhtar who started his film career as a ‘screen play’ writer with Salim Khan, came from a family of Poets. His father Jan Nisar Akhtar was an Urdu poet and lyricist while his grand father and his great grand father’s elder brother were also a poet.

The pair of Salim-Javed has given Hindi movies many successful and milestone movies working together including hits like ‘Andaz-1971’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’, ‘Deewaar’,’Sholay-1975’ etc. I am not going to list them all here in this post for today, and maybe we will have a separate post on this in the future.

After separating from Salim Khan (in 1981-1982), Javed Akhtar continued writing for movies as an independent screen writer and has been a part of many successful movies like ‘Betaab-1983’, ‘Mashaal-1983’, ‘Saagar-1985’, ‘Arjun-1985’, ‘Meri Jung-1985’, ‘Dacait-1987’, ‘Main Aazaad Hoon-1989’ etc.

After writing for movies he moved on to writing lyrics for the movies. He began his journey as a lyricist with the movie ‘Silsila-1981’ and till the latest movie to be released next week i.e. ‘Panga-2020’ he has penned lyrics for more than one hundred movies (if the information available in the domain is correct ‘Panga-2020’ will be his 111th movie as a ‘Lyricist’). As a lyricist he has given us many many memorable songs and many songs which have a high ‘poetic’ value.

His lyrics for the movies ‘Saaz-1996’, ‘Border-1997’, ‘Godmother-1998’, ‘Refugee-2000’, and ‘Lagaan-2001’ fetched him the ‘Best Lyricist’ award at the National Awards of that year.

He has also won many ‘filmfare’ awards for his ‘screen writing’ and ‘lyrics writing’ which I am not listing them all here. And instead will come back on the movie details for the today’s song.

‘Gardish-1993’ was presented by ‘Good Knight Films’. It was produced by R. Mohan and directed by Priyadarshan.

Priyadarshan also wrote the ‘screen play’ of this movie.

The movie had Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Shammi Kapoor, Kunika, Asrani, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Rakesh Bedi, Tej Sapru, Anand Mahadevan, Suresh Oberoi, Annu Kapoor and Shagufta Ali. This movie introduced Aiswarya (from South) and Mukesh Rishi.

Story of this movie was written by A.K. Lohitadas. Its dialogues were written by Suraj Sanim.
Viswanathan Vaduthala, Mohan Payyanoor, Vijay. K. Bhavan, Sonu Sisupal were assistants in direction. Also, there were II- & III-unit directors – R.R. Shinde and Murali Nagavally respectively.

Editing of this movie was done by N. Goplakrishnan. Santosh Sivan was the Director of Cinematography of this movie.
Choreography of this movie was done by Sundaram, Prabu Deva and Suchitra.

Back ground music was scored by S.P. Venkatesh.

Lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar and music was composed by R.D. Burman. The movie had six songs.
Asha Bhonsle, M.G. Sreekumar and S.P. Balasubramaniam had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19th August 1993 and it was a remake of Malayalam movie ‘Kireedam’. It’s remake was also made in Telugu, Kannada before the Hindi version and later in Bengali and Tamil.

I had watched this movie twice then – once at Kota (I was staying at Kota then) and once at Indore during my ‘in-transit’ halt their while travelling from Kota to Parli-Vaijnath.

I liked this movie very much then as it had some powerful performances especially by Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Dimple Kapadia and Mukesh Rishi and others too. I would also mentioned the role played by Annu Kapoor wherein he is playing an educated unemployed who accidentally become a ‘beggar’ for survival, but capitalizing on it he went on to employ many educated unemployed into his ‘business’(empire of ‘bhikharis’😊, and he also ‘innovatively’ deputes each of them according to their ‘relevant qualification’ for placement of ‘begging’ at a particular ‘location/field’.

It’s a ‘cynical comedy’ type role and Annu Kapoor has given his very best in this role.

For those who have not watched this movie I would sum-up the storyline in the following –
– The tagline on the posters of the movie – ‘Wanted to be a man of law, now wanted by the law’ i.e. the protagonist in the movie – the hero- Jackie Shroff.
– Amrish Puri, who plays the father to Jackie Shroff in this movie, is a Havaldar in Police and always dreaming of his song becoming a Police Inspector (the movie starts with this scene in Police Station …)
– However, life takes a turn for the hero who was an aspiring Police Officer who took on ‘criminals’ to save his Father first, then his Sister and finally ending up killing the goon … Shiva (Jackie Shroff) is arrested by Police for the offence…
– The movie ends with Amrish Puri submitting a police verification report for his son’s Police Job to his senior Suresh Oberoi mentioning that as per the police verification report Shiva (Jackie Shroff) cannot become a police officer since he is a ‘criminal’ now …

(The film won two Filmfare Awards—Best Art Direction (Sabu Cyril) and Best Action (Thyagarajan), and was nominated for Best Actor (Shroff), Best Supporting Actor (Amrish Puri), and Best Supporting Actress(Dimple Kapadia, as per information available on ‘wiki’.)

The songs of this movie composed by R.D. Burman were nice and I like them. ‘Rang Rangeeli Raat’ by Asha Bhonsle and the words (in some foreign language, I think) reminds the song ‘dil ki manzil kuchh aisi hai manzil’ from ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne-1963’.

The other songs were also good. And the one that I am presenting today was my favorite song from this movie. The song keeps growing on as we listen to it more and more.

I had then (in 1993) got this one song recorded six times on one side of the cassette. I am sure, our readers will also like this song. The song has some beautiful meaningful verses penned by Javed Akhtar.

This song is sung by S.P. Balasubramaniam and composed by R.D. Burman.

Let us now enjoy today’s song from “Gardish”(1993).

Video

Audio

Song-Ham na samjhe thhey baat itni si(Gardish)(1993) Singer-S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe ae
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Aarzoo hamne ki to ham paaye
Aarzoo hamne ae ki to ham paaye
Roshni saath
Laayee thhi saayein
Saaye gehre thhe
Roshni halki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe ae
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Sirf veeraani
Sirf tanhaayee
Sirf veeraani
Sirf tanhaayee
Zindagi hamko
Ye kahaan laayee
Kho gayee hamse ae
Raah manzil ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Kyaa koyee beche
Kyaa koyee baante ae
Kyaa koyee beche
Kyaa koyee baante
Apne daaman mein
Sirf hain kaante
Aur dukaanein hain
Sirf phoolon ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
—————————————

हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर कि ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

आरज़ू हमने की तो हम पाएं
आरज़ू हमने की तो हम पाएं
रौशनी साथ
लायी थी सायें
सायें गहरे थे
रौशनी हलकी ई
हम ना समझे थे ए
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

सिर्फ वीरानी
सिर्फ तन्हाई
सिर्फ वीरानी
सिर्फ तन्हाई
ज़िन्दगी हमको
ये कहाँ लायी
खो गयी हमसे ए
राह मंजिल की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

क्या कोई बेचे
क्या कोई बांटे ए
क्या कोई बेचे ए
क्या कोई बांटे
अपने दामन में
सिर्फ हैं कांटे
और दुकानें हैं
सिर्फ फूलों की ई
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई


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.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 : 4200 Post No. : 15384

Today’s song is from the first decade of the talkie era and from one of the very popular Saigal films coming from New Theatres, Calcutta, ‘President’ (1937).

Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Film Co. won the race with Calcutta’s Madon Theatres and released the first talkie film of India – ‘Alam Ara’ (1931) and a revolution took place in the Indian Film Industry ! With just one shot, scores of Anglo-Indian actresses of the silent era became jobless, because they could not speak Hindi or sing a song. Smaller producers of silent films just shut their shops, because now, a single talkie film needed 4 times more investment compared to cheaper varieties of silent films produced earlier. The financial wizards understood the new opportunity of making money by investing in talkie film production. The number of staff of film companies increased and the big players with sound finances, became ready to grow bigger.

By 1934, the production of silent films ceased completely. Some of the noted film makers like V Shantaram, for example, who had shunned the talkie films initially as a temporary aberration, now took keen interest in making talkie films. They realised that talkie films could be an excellent vehicle for giving out social reform messages to the society. Initially, though the talkie films were made on folk tales, Parsi dramas and mythological stories, after 4-5 years the trend changed in its content and we can see a variety of genres in films then.

The playback was introduced in 1935 at Calcutta and in 1937 at Bombay – both by Bengali MDs. So, in 1937 films became mature. The other major highlights of 1937 were. . .
1.The first songless film – ‘Naujawan’ – was made by the Wadias
2. First English poem was used as a song in a Hindi film – which is available even today.
3. Younger MDs like Gobind Ram, Gyan Dutt, Ram Gopal Pande etc started their film careers.
4. Prabhat Films brought out their first film on social reforms – ‘Duniya Na Maane’. Same time New Theatres gave ‘Mukti’, ‘Ánath Ashram’ and ‘President’, on social issues.
5. First colour film – ‘Kisan Kanya’, indegenously shot and processed by Imperial, was released.

In 1937, a total of 176 films were made in India, out of which 102 were Hindi films. 14 films were made in Calcutta, 2 in Poona, 1 each in Kolhapur and Lahore and 83 films were made in Bombay alone, establishing itself as the undisputed Capital of Film Industry. In Bombay, the major players (film companies) made films in 1937 alone, thus – Prabhat-2, Ranjit-8, Sagar-6, Bombay Talkies-4, Minerva-2, Huns Pictures-3, Wadias-4, Prakash-3 and the maximum films were made by Imperial-9. The rest films were made by dozens of smaller production houses and individual producers under their banners. The major companies made 41 films, which was a major chunk of the 83 Bombay made films, in 1937.

Out of this, some notable films were – ‘Khwab Ki Duniya’ made by Prakash, was based on the famous novel and a subsequent Hollywood film ‘The Invisible Man’ (1933). The trick scenes were lapped up by the audiences. ‘Mahageet’ made by Sagar, heralded the playback singing in Bombay. ‘Savitri’ made by Bombay Talkies, was Ashok kumar’s first mythological film (he acted in another film ‘Úttara Abhimanyu’ (1946) later on). ‘Naujawan’ was Wadia’s first songless talkie film of India.

By 1937, the film music had also undergone total change. From stage drama style music, now MDs tried various other original melodies. Thus music became one of the major attractions of a film. Particularly some film songs are such that they occupy a special place in our heart. Many such songs of Hindi films are known to all of us and at some point of time we all had also got carried away with such songs. The other day, I was reading the book- “Golden period of film music 1931-1960” by film historian and writer Isak Mujawar ( चित्रपट संगीताचा सुवर्णकाळ १९३१-१९६०), in which he has related an anecdote…

When Producer Director Raj Khosla was a small boy, his father used to love Saigal songs. They had an ancient type of gramophone and his father would always play Saigal’s song “Ik Bungala Bane Nyaara” from film ‘President’-1937. It was his favourite song. Even Raj used to like this song. As he grew older he always used to remember his father and this song. In 1969, when he made film “Do Raaste”, he created a scene in it, in which Balraj Sahani – the eldest  of the three brothers in the film, always listens to this song on his gramophone. The same song is played in the film many times. In fact,the entire film story is built around that song.”
(free translation from Marathi).

When I read this, out of curiosity I opened my laptop and went to You Tube. I searched for the film ‘Do Raaste’ and watched it. Lo and behold ! The song indeed is played by Balraj Sahani and I too – along with Balraj Sahani – enjoyed the song again. Nowadays, we find in many films, old songs are played. Our own Sudhir ji is also running a series of such songs on this blog.

About a month back, I came across 2 song snippets, from film President-37, which I found were not covered in the Blog so far. The problem was, one song was of only 40 seconds and the other was of 50 seconds. Next day, I had urgent engagements till next 10 days, so I left the matter at that. However, when I became free, I sent those snippets to Atul ji and Sudhir ji. Sudhir ji informed me that the shorter song was opening part of the famous song “Ek Bangala Bane Nyaara” and was already covered in the blog. However the other 50 second snippet needed some work on it. Sudhir ji restored it by editing, cutting, joining and adding the missing song lines to it, etc. to make it a song of respectable duration of 2+ minutes. It included some dialogues also. He even uploaded it. I thank Sudhir ji for mending, amending and sending the song to me for presentation.

As per HFGK, there are 8 songs in film President. 6 songs are already discussed. In these posts, lot of information about the film and related matters has already been given , so there is nothing left to write about these matters. However, I have found that the synopsis of the film given by the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema takes a different angle of the story than what is already given in the blog. So I am reproducing it here to know what it means. . .

A famous Saigal musical narrating a strange love story set against 1930s industrialisation and worker-management relations. The 16-year-old Prabhavati (Chandrabati Devi/Kamlesh Kumari) inherits a mill and turns it into an extremely profitable enterprise.

Prakash (Saigal) is a worker who designs a more efficient machine for the factory for which he first gets sacked and then is re-employed. He falls in love with Prabhavati’s sister Sheila (Leela Desai), who later makes way for Prabhavati who is also in love with Prakash.

Her withdrawal distresses Prakash, causing him to bully the workers who then go on strike. Prabhavati realises the problem and presumably commits suicide (she disappears into an office and locks the door) for the good of her sister and of the business. The hint is about her death.

The unmistakable thrust of the story is that the ‘personal’ (i.e. relations with women) should not be allowed to interfere in male pursuits like business or management, equated with social good. The film has Saigal’s classic number Ek bangla bane nyara. The plot echoes the Guru Dutt script for the unfinished Baharain Phir Bhi Ayengi.

Let us now listen to this reborn 7th song. Some dialogues come free with the song…


Song – Door. . . Bahut Door (President) (1937) Singer – Bikram Nahar, Lyricist – [Unattributed], MD – Pankaj Mullick
Leela Desai
Jagdish Sethi

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

[jeejee
ae ree jeejee
toone jo kiya thheek kiya
tujhe ye sab kuchh chhod kar chala jaana hoga
door
bahut door
bahut door
]

door
bahut door
phir bhi tum itne nahin door
jitna aankhon se noor
phir bhi tum itne nahin door
jitna aankhon se noor

[damn it
daam aankhen
damn noor
]

ras bhari vaani se to
man ki kali
khil gayi
khil gayi
hic
theeeeeeee
kathor vachan
hic
sunte hi
murjhaayi
hic

[Vikram
ye bakwaas band karoge ya nahin]

[. . .]
[..clipped dialogues..]
[. . .]

[apne us rascal se keh dena ki
uski daal ab yahaan nahin galegi

Sheela darling us’se nafrat karti hai

Sheela dear. . .]

[tum isi laayak ho

raat khatm hone waali hai
jee bhar ke ro sako to ro lo
savere tak dil ki bhadaas nikal jaayegi
ghabraane ko koi baat nahin
]

mere nainan ke tat pe shnaan
birha ki kaali raat
karti hai jis bhaant(?)
ho jaati hai parbhaat
mere nainan ke tat pe shnaan
birha ki kaali raat
karti hai jis bhaant(?)
ho jaati hai parbhaat

haar mein hoti hai jeet
yahi ee
hai
preeet ki reeeet

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

[जीजी
ए री जीजी
तूने जो किया ठीक किया
तुझे ये सब छोड़ कर चला जाना होगा
दूर
बहुत दूर
बहुत दूर]

दूर
बहुत दूर
फिर भी तुम इतने नहीं दूर
जितना आँखों से नूर
फिर भी तुम इतने नहीं दूर
जितना आँखों से नूर

[डैम इट
डैम आँखें
डैम नूर]

रस भरी वाणी से तो
मन की काली
खिल गई
खिल गई
हिक
थी॰॰॰
कठोर वचन
हिक
सुनते ही
मुरझाई

[विक्रम
ये बकवास बंद करोगे या नहीं]

[. . .]
[..संवाद कट..]
[. . .}

[अपने उस रास्कल से कह देना कि
उसकी दाल अब यहाँ नहीं गलेगी

शीला डार्लिंग उससे नफरत करती है

शीला डियर ॰ ॰ ॰]

[तुम इसी लायक हो

रात खत्म होने वाली है
जी भर कर रो सको तो रो लो
सवेरे तक दिल कि भड़ास निकाल जाएगी
घबराने कि कोई बात नहीं]

मेरे नैनन के तट पे श्नान
बिरहा  कि काली रात
करती है जिस भाँत(?)
हो जाती है परभात
मेरे नैनन के तट पे श्नान
बिरहा  कि काली रात
करती है जिस भाँत(?)
हो जाती है परभात

हार में होती है जीत
यही॰॰॰
है
प्रीत कि रीत


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.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 : 4199 Post No. : 15383

Hullo Atuldom

Happy festival at the outset.

A festival that goes by various names :- Makara Sankranti (AP, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra), Pongal (TN & Pondicherry), Lohri (Punjab, Haryana, Delhi), Sakraat & Makraat (Bihar, UP, Uttarakhand), Uttarayan (Gujarat, Diu, Daman), Suggi (in parts of Karnataka), Magh Saaji (HP), Ghughuti – (Kumaon), Makara Chaula (Odhisha), Kicheri (Poorvanchal, East UP), Pousha Sankranti (Bengal and North East), Magh Bihu (Assam), Shishur Sankraat (Kashmir ), etc etc. Outside of the country, in some neighbouring Asian countries to be exact, it is celebrated as Maaghe Sankrast – Nepal, Tirmoori – Sindh Pakistan, Songkran -Thailand , Pi Ms. Lao – Laos, Thingyan – Myanmar, Mohan Songkran – Cambodia etc. Basically we are all celebrating the transition of the Sun across the Equator, on it’s journey from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere.

Each region of India have their own ways of celebrating the event but as I have come to understand there are a few things common to all –Jaggery, til (also called gingelly, or sesame seeds), sugarcane, and freshly harvested ears of corn, wheat or even turmeric (in South India). Then of course the children enjoy themselves with kite flying which takes on the form of competition at times. So let us say Happy Festival. Tamil Nadu has its festivities spread over 3-4 days culminating in what is called Mattu Pongal – celebrated the next day of Sankrant with races with cattle involved. (PETA has tried to bring some order to the extent to which the animals can be made use of, and the conditions in which the races take place).

Last weekend, I was lucky to be asked to join my Chacha and Chachi, to an evening full of OPN songs by a newly formed music group. The members of the group were out to entertain themselves and showcase their talent among their close friends and relatives. The closest anyone of the group had come to anything Bollywood was when the hostess’s father had his ardent fan moment when he came face to face with OP Nayyar sometime in the 70s or 80s. That man was a self taught Harmonica player and encouraged his children and wife to sing along. And the wife and daughter of the (now) deceased man were at the forefront of the group which had female and male singers who sang in their own voices without aping any of the originals and that was a welcome change. The group presented medleys of songs with similar beats- the trade mark tonga-beat songs, and songs dipped in Punjabi folk tunes. The evening began with the song from ‘Sambandh’ – “Chal Akela Chal Akela” and then one song followed the next. The evening climaxed with songs that fell in tune with “Sar Pe Topi Laal Haath Mein Resham Ka Roomal”. In between there was an instrumental rendition of songs from ‘Kashmir ki Kali’, ‘Ek Musafir Ek Haseena’, ‘Kismat’ and ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ using the saxophone by Shri Shyam Raj ji who (if I heard right) had been a saxophone player for many of OPN’s songs.

Let me add that we were invited to the evening because my cousin’s husband has taken up singing and joined this group post his retirement. It was a revelation that he sang so well. The first song he sang that evening was “Piya Piya Piya Mora Jiya Pukaare” and “Surma Mera Niraala” was his next. And I must say he “yodels” almost like the Kishore Kumar whose fan he is.

As is my habit (ever since I associated with this blog) the first thing I did on returning home was to look up the anniversary page of our blog and see what was the date of OPN’s anniversaries. Next I checked what songs of OPN are yet to make their appearance on the blog. I found many movies of the 50s & 60s with two or three songs left to attain yyiippeeeehood. Then I began looking up for associated videos on YouTube, these songs are not yet available on YouTube too. In fact only the audio of some songs are available and not the whole movie. So that makes reaching videos difficult. But we cannot let the occasion of remembering OPN go by without a song.

So here it is. A song from the film ‘Raagini’ of 1958. The film is produced by Ashok Kumar, jointly with TS Ganesh, and is directed by Rakhan. This movie had a song which was enacted on screen by Kishore Kumar and playback was by Mohd Rafi. Now I discovered another song, as I was hunting songs for this post, which is again classical raaga based and Ustaad Amaanat Ali Khan and Fateh Ali Khan are the playback singers. On screen we have Padmini performing a classical dance and Kishore Kumar sitting on stage in a classical gaayaki mode and lip-syncing. A very uncharacteristic Kishore and a very uncharacteristic Omkar Prasad Nayyar who was popular as OP Nayyar. The song ends with Padmini matching steps to the brilliant tabla accompaniment.

As I was writing this post I recollected a post by Atul ji where he has mentioned about movies with names of popular actresses of the time but the actresses were not part of the cast of that particular movie, e.g. ‘Kalpana’ (1960) didn’t have Kalpana as heroine. An this film, ‘Raagini’ has Padmini as the heroine; Raagini the actress was her sister.

Let us enjoy this rare presentation, Kishore Kumar lip syncing a classical song in the voice of Bade Fateh Ali Khan.


Song – Chhed Diye Mere Dil Ke Taar Kyun (Raagini) (1958) Singers – Ustaad Amaanat Ali Khan, Bade Fateh Ali Khan, Lyricist – Jaanisar Akhtar, MD – O P Nayyar
Ustaad Amaanat Ali Khan + Fateh Ali Khan

aaaaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa

chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
baaj rahi paayal madmaati
baaj rahi paayal madmaati
chaal chale pag pag lehraati
chaal chale pag pag lehraati
jhoom raha jiya baar baar yoon
jhoom raha jiya baar baar yoon
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun

(sargam)
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
(sargam)
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
aaaaaaaa aaaaaaa
chhed diye mere dil ke taar kyun
aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
chhed diye mere dil ke tar kyun
aaaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaa
chhed diye mere dil ke tar kyun
chhed diye mere dil ke tar kyun

 


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.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 :

4199 Post No. : 15382 Movie Count :

4241

Today’s song is a very rare song from an obscure and unheard of film – Anjaam-1940. Films with the title Anjaam were made in 1940, 1952, 1968, 1978, 1986 and 1993. Today’s film was the first and then in every decade one film was made on this title. First I thought that this title wins the highest number, but NO. The honour of ‘same title maximum films made’ goes to INSAAF, which was made 7 times !

It gives me a pleasure to write about rare, obscure old films. Mainly because, it is a challenge to gather or literally excavate information from various different sources about the film, director, MD, the actors or the singers. Many times, some names are so obscure that it takes several days or even months to get the information. While reading an article, the readers rarely realise the hard work that has gone into the presentation. Not all information is available on beck and call. Sometimes a windfall comes with plenty of information from unexpected sources, but that is rare. Many times days and months are blank. I call this as a challenge.

Film Anjaam-40, made by Vishnu Cinetone- owned by Dhirubhai Desai, was a Costume drama. The music for the film was by Shanti kumar Desai and the cast was Anil kumar, Meher Sultana, Yeshwant Dave, Rajkumari, Samson, Bulbule, Fazlu etc. All the songs were written by Munshi Qabil. The film was directed by Kanjibhai Rathod.

The name Kanjibhai Rathod will not ring any bells in the ears of any reader. That is because, this was his last film as a director. Since his directorial career ended 80 years ago, it is unlikely that any reader has even heard his name. I had come across this name earlier, but there was no opportunity to write on any song from his films. So, when I finally got hold of this rare song, I knew this was my last chance to write about him as this was his last film as a director. Of course, he was very much in the film industry for another 20 odd years, but as a Production manager.

After I got this song, it took me almost one month to collect enough information about Kanjibhai Rathod. I had to literally dig out information from quite old articles. I knew if at all his bio is available, it had to be in Gujarati alone. So I scanned Gujarati articles. Harish Raghuwanshi ji also helped me in this and also provided his own Gujarati article on Kanjibhai Rathod.

In the Hollywood filmdom, in the early years, Blacks were not given any jobs. Over a period, this changed and Blacks became a part of film industry. Similarly, in early years, in Indian film world, backwards and Dalits were not preferred except for menial jobs. However, it is to the credit of the Gujarati filmdom that they encouraged Kanjibhai Rathod and gave him opportunities to showcase his skills as an actor and a very successful silent film director. Kanjibhai Rathod was a Dalit.

Kanjibhai Rathod from Maroli village in south Gujarat, was considered the first successful commercial director in Indian cinema. His rise to fame was in an era when most people stayed away from films, due to a peculiar stigma attached to the filmdom.

Not much is known about Rathod’s personal life. Film historian Virchand Dharamsey writes, “Kanjibhai was coming from a Dalit family and he can be considered the first successful professional director of India.”

Rathod began as a still photographer with the Oriental Film Company, owned by a U.S. trained film maker Sachet Singh,in Baroda. His experience earned him a job in Kohinoor Film Company and its owner Dwarkadas Sampat made him a director. Till then he worked as an actor in many silent films. In film Narsi Bhagat, he did the Hero’s role.

Rathod’s ‘Bhakta Vidur’ released in 1921, was perhaps the first criticism of the British colonialism in a popular feature film.

This mythological allegory directly alluded to political issues, particularly the controversy over the Rowlatt Act.

An adaptation from a section of the Mahabharata, this film showed the British as the Kauravas and its protagonist Vidur as Gandhi. Sampat himself played the role donning the Gandhi cap and khadi shirt. The film raised a storm – while a big hit in Bombay, it was banned by the British in Karachi and Madras, write historians.

Rathod was the first film-maker to direct a crime thriller in 1920s on contemporary events. His Kala Naag (1924) was based on famous double murder case in Bombay. Rathod introduced Zubaida to film industry with his Gulbakavali.

By the time he left for Saurashtra Film Company in Rajkot in 1924, Rathod had enough work on his name. At the launch of Krishna Film Company, he returned to Mumbai in 1931, the year of first talkies.

Dharamsey writes in his ‘Light of Asia: Indian Silent Cinema 1912–1934’ that Rathod directed five talkies out of 17 made in 1931. The films were, Chintamani, Ghar ki Laxmi, Harischandra, Laila Majnu and Paak Daaman, all for Krishna Movietone. He remained active in the industry even in 1940s, but he was not as successful directing talkies.

In the early film making, the contribution of Gujarati men is substantial. Out of the 1313 silent films made during 1913 to 1934, more than half were made by Gujarati producers. Companies like Sagar, Kohinoor, Shrikrishna, Sharda etc at Bombay and Elphinston Film co. at Calcutta were owned by Gujaratis. They not only did business, but also made many Gujarati and Non Gujarati artistes. Gujarati writers always provided story lines.

From 1921 to 1924, Kanjibhai Rathore directed 31 silent films for Kohinoor Film Co. For Shrikrishna film Co. of Maneklal Patel, he directed 21 silent films. For some time he did work for Saurashtra Film co. at Rajkot also.

Kanjibhai directed total 59 silent films and 16 Hindi Talkie films and 1 Gujarati Talkie film . A grand total of 76 films in all. Quite a substantial number. Kanjibhai Rathod was much ahead of times. In one silent film-Sati Anusuya-1921, an actress, Sakeena, was shown fully naked. During silent film era major actors like Raja Sandow, Jaleel, Fatima Begum, Ermelin, Gohar, Putlibai, Gulab, Rampyari etc worked for him. In Talkie era, actors like Sardar Akhtar, Prem Adib, Charlie, Navinchandra, Azuri, Marutirao pehelwan etc acted in his films.

Kanjibhai joined as Production Manager in Chandrakala Pictures of Dhirubhai Desai, after retiring from direction. Dhirubhai remade several of Kanjibhai silent films as Talkie films, like Bolti Bulbul-42, Devkanya-46, Bhakta Prahlad-46 etc. Kanjibhai had 2 wives. He wedded Kanta Ben in a traditional way and he wed Ganga Ben in Arya Samaj style. Ganga Ben gave him a son, Suresh. unfortunately, he died at the age of just 16 years. Then Kanjibhai retired and lived in village Ponsara in Gujarat. He died peacefully on 31-12-1970. Thus ended a superb career.

Film Anjaam’s hero was Anil kumar. Actor Anil Kumar (Sardar Gul) was born in 1915 at Calcutta.His father had a fruit business. They were from Peshawar (just like Dilip Kumar). He was not much educated but could speak Hindi, Urdu and English fluently. Once he went to Bombay to meet a friend. There he met an old acquaintance, who took him to Sohrab Modi.

The good looking Sardar Gul was liked by Modi and he offered him the lead role in his film ‘ Saed E Havas’-36. Sardar Gul was given a screen name of Chandra Kumar. The film was based on a translation of William Shakespeare’s drama- King John, by Agha Hashra Kashmiri in 1907. Sardar Gul was to get Rs. 200 for this work. The film was a flop and Sohrab Modi refused to pay him more that Rs 50. Annoyed, he left Bombay and returned to Calcutta.

However he came back in 1938 and did his first film with a new screen name Anil Kumar. The film was Talwar ka Dhani-38. Soon he was well known and acted in 10 films in next 3 years. As the decade of the 40s saw many new actors, producers and directors, he was reduced to Character roles and side roles. By 1950, he was almost like an extra. He did work in many films, but only few films credited him, as his roles were negligible. We find his name in just 30 films, where he was credited, the last such film being Tarzan and Deliailah-64.

The side hero in this film was Yeshwant Dave. It was not uncommon during the days of early cinema for people to hang around studios and filming locations in the hopes of being discovered. One such intrepid soul was Yeshwant Dave (or Yashwant Dave), who was at Kohinoor Studios observing a picture being made by producer J.B.H. Wadia. The handsome and athletic Yeshwant cornered Wadia, insisting that he would make a fine hero for an action film.

Wadia agreed to test Yeshwant by having him jump from the roof of one set piece to another. He did so successfully, and J.B.H. decided to cast him in a film that he was to direct for Young United Players, the 1931 silent THUNDERBOLT (aka DILER DAKU) featuring Mumtaz as the heroine.

Yashwant was again directed by Wadia in TOOFAN MAIL (1932) and there after became a sought after action star appearing in the stunt films of other directors like Aspi, Dhirubhai Desai, Nari Ghadiali, Chunilal Parekh, and Harshadrai Mehta. Some of his films include BHARAT VEER (1932), JADUI JUNG (1934), BOMBSHELL (1935), VASANTBENGALI (1937), FLYING RANEE (1939), MAGIC CITY (1940), TORPEDO (1941), ROYAL MAIL (1946), and KAUN PARDESI (1947).

Growing out of the stunt hero persona, he turned to character parts and made infrequent onscreen appearances throughout the 1950s, including in SHEIKH CHILLI and MAKKHEE CHOOS both released in 1956 and starring comedian Bhagwan. What became of Yeshwant Dave afterwards is anybody’s guess, as the once popular action star faded into obscurity and, sadly, is barely remembered today.

Today’s song is sung by Meher Sultana and chorus. Not much information is available on Meher Sultana. From HFGK, we find that she featured in 19 films as an actress and sang 6 songs in 3 films also. Her songs in this film were her last songs. Her first film as an actress was Bhool ka Bhog-1935 and last film was O Jaanewale-1948. Today’s song, though 80 year old is of good quality and pleasantly sung in tune, to listen to. Enjoy…

( Information for this article is culled from 2 Gujarati articles of Shri Urvish Kothari ji, a Gujarati article by Harish Raghuwanshi ji, wiki, Filmdom-1946, cinemajadu.com. muVyz.com and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. My thanks to all.)


Song- Wo man nagari mein aayenge (Anjaam)(1940) Singer-Meher Sultana, Lyricist-Munshi Qabil, MD- Shanti Kumar

Lyrics

Wo man nagari mein aayenge
man nagri mein aayenge
hans hans ke bhaag jagaayenge
hans hans ke bhaag jagaayenge
wo man nagari mein
man nagari mein
man nagari mein aayenge
main dulhan ban sharmaaungi
main dulhan ban sharmaaungi
munh pher pher ithhlaaungi
munh pher pher ithhlaaungi
aur darshan ko tarsaaungi
aur darshan ko tarsaaungi

wo ghoonghat aap uthaayenge
wo ghoonghat aap uthaayenge
Mohan ki murali baajegi
Mohan ki murali
Mohan ki murali baajegi
chhum chhum chhum Raadha naachegi
chhum chhum chhum Raadha naachegi
mridang jhaanjh bajaayenge
mridang jhaanjh bajaayenge
madhuwan mein raas rachaayenge
madhuwan mein raas rachaayenge
wo man nagari mein
man nagari mein
man nagari mein aayenge
hans hans ke bhaag jagaayenge
hans hans ke bhaag jagaayenge
wo man nagari mein aayenge
wo man nagari mein aayenge


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Blog Day : 4190 Post No. : 15371

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-20) – Song No. 1
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Welcome all to this first post under the ‘Blog 10-Year Challenge’ in this year “2020”, where we will be going back to the movies represented on the blog in the year “2010”.

Today we begin our journey in this year with a not-so-popular but yet a nice hummable song from the movie ‘Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka-1977’. I had planned the post in the month of December’2019 itself when I had browsed for the movies represented in the month of January’2010.

However, I had not selected the song for the post then. The song that readily came to my mind was the ‘title song’ of this movie and since it had not been posted I thought I would present this one. But when I listened to the other song remaining from this movie, I like it and presenting the same today, since it also talks of a ‘journey’ and a ‘continuing journey’ without reaching the ‘destination’.😊

We, on the blog, have already entered in the thirteenth ‘calendar year’ for the blog since its inception in 2008, and we have still a long way to go and many new ‘topics’ to be explored and this song perfectly sets the tune for another entertaining musical year ahead …

So far, the following three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier;

Song Posted on
mashrique-se-jo-nikle-maghrib-mein-kho-gaye 07.01.2010
I-am-in-love-you-are-in-love 18.07.2013
mere-gorey-gaalon-ka 20.03.2014

This movie had total five songs in it and the two remaining songs to be posted are;
‘nahin dekha kabhi pehle … main aashiq hoon bahaaron ka’
‘tera dil kya kehta hai mera dil to ye kehta hai’

(and if the listing of songs given in HFGK Vol V is in correct order of appearance of the songs in this movie, the above two songs remaining are the first and the last song appearing in this movie).

Looking back ten years back i.e. on 07.10.2010 the following two movies were represented on the blog ten years back (in ascending order of presentation).

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gudiya hamse roothi rahogi Dosti-1964 All songs covered on the blog
Mashrique se jo aaye … Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka-1977 03 of 05 songs posted so far

“Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka-1977” was directed by J. Omprakash for ‘Shiv Kala Mandir’, Bombay. S.K. Chand was its Chief Assistant Director.

“Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka-1977” was produced by K.K. Talwar and Raj Bathija. It had Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Danny Dengongpa with Asrani and Om Prakash. Sulochana makes a special appearance in this movie. Its supporting cast includes Rehman, Preeti Ganguly, Pinchoo Kapoor, Madhup Sharma, Julie and Nadira.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Ram Kelkar. Its dialogues were written by Ramesh Pant. Editing of this movie was done by Pratap Dave and Prakash Dave.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.11.1977.

This movie had total five songs in it and only Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar gave their voices to the songs in this movie where Lata Mangeshkar had one solo song, Kishore Kumar had three solo songs and there was only one duet sung by them.

Lyrics for all the five songs were penned by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to appear on the blog.

I think that, other than the title song of this movie and the song ‘I am in love’, the other songs were not very much popular, though I find the today’s song a nice hummable and an enjoying one. (also, I do not remember to have listened to the today’s song earlier before taking it for the presentation in this post).

I have not watched this movie so I cannot say much about it. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs …

Let us now enjoy this song …

(The songs is picturized on Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman and many others are seen in the picturization of this song which is picturized on foreign locations).

Video

Audio

Song-Tera dil kya kehta hai (Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka)(1977) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

(dialogues from the video link are not included)

Hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Haa
Aa ha haa
Aa ha haa

Tera dil kya kehta hai
Mera dil to ye kehta hai
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa
Tera dil kya kehta hai
Mera dil to ye kehta hai
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa

Manzil jo nazdeek aayegi
Manzil jo nazdeek aayegi
Tu mujhse door chali jaayegi
Tere jaane ke baad
Teri yaad aayegi
Tere jaane ke baad
Teri yaad aayegi
Main tujh ko kahaan dhoondhoongaa
Tera pataa kis’se poochhoonga
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa

Mujhko to neend nahin aayegi
Mujhko to neend nahin aayegi
Tu kya mujhe bhool jaayegi
Mere jaane ke baad
Meri yaad aayegi
Mere jaane ke baad
Meri yaad aayegi
Achchhaa hai is doori se
Phir milne ki majboori se
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa

Tera dil kya kehta hai
Mera dil to ye kehta hai
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa

la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Hmm mm

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हा
आ हा हा
आ हा हा
तेरा दिल क्या कहता है
मेरा दिल तो ये कहता है
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
तेरा दिल क्या कहता है
मेरा दिल तो ये कहता है
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
मंज़िल जो नज़दीक आएगी
मंज़िल जो नज़दीक आएगी
तू मुझसे दूर चली जायेगी
तेरे जाने के बाद
तेरी याद आएगी
तेरे जाने के बाद
तेरी याद आएगी
मैं तुझ को कहाँ ढूंढूंगा
तेरा पता किस से पूछूंगा
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
मुझको तो नींद नहीं आएगी
मुझको तो नींद नहीं आएगी
तू क्या मुझे भूल जायेगी
मेरे जाने के बाद
मेरी बाद याद आएगी
मेरे जाने के बाद
मेरी बाद याद आएगी
अच्छा है इस दूरी से
फिर मिलने कि मजबूरी से
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
तेरा दिल क्या कहता है
मेरा दिल तो ये कहता है
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
हम्म म्म


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

Blog Day : 4187 Post No. : 15368

Hullo Atuldom

Today is the date when we think of our favourite innovator of the 70s and 80s. The songs he composed for his debut, in the 1961 released “Chhote Nawaab”, were of a different flavour from the music he created in his later years. Of course, I don’t need to mention that today is Pachamda a.k.a R D Burman’s remembrance day.

It is 26 years since his passing and we, his fans, still talk of him in present tense. We do not tire of describing his love for experimenting with sounds- using a glass and spoon or broom and comb to create the opening note of a song; or asking an artist to gargle warm water to provide a dramatic effect to a scene. Asha Bhonsle has often mentioned how she had to practice breathing to sing “piya tu ab toh aaja”.

My quest for a song to go with this post lead me to the blog’s “List-of-songs-by-movies” page of the blog and I found that we have yiippeeeed all of RD’s initial movies viz: – Chhote Nawab, Bhoot Bangla, Teesra Kaun, Teesri Manzil, Pati Patni, Chandan ka palna, Bahaaron Ke Sapne, Abhilasha, Pyaar Ka Mausam, and Waaris i.e. his contribution to the world of HFM in the 60s has been fully represented on the blog.

Of the movies of the next decade, the more popular ones are yiippeeeed and that is a longer list which I recommend the readers to find for themselves. Same is the case with movies of the 80s where we find that many popular movies are yet to even debut on the blog and some are one or two songs away from being yyiippeeeed. That means we are spoiled for choice as to which song will go with the post. Then the next point to be considered is whether we want a song sung by Panchamda or just a song with just his music. Then I thought if I wanted a solo, duet- all male or male-female duet etc etc. The possible songs kept changing even as I wrote the post and finally, I did an akad-bakad-bambe-boo and landed on this song which will help the concerned movie attain Yiippeeeehood.

Following songs from the movie have been covered so far:

Sapna mera toot gaya
Hamne tumko dekha tumne hamko dekha aise
khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum donon
Ek main aur ek tu

For the story and personal thoughts connected with “Khel Khel Mein” a visit to the above posts will suffice. Today’s song is perfect for the weather North of India and many parts of the northern hemisphere of the world are currently experiencing- supremely cold winds and snow in many areas. I have seen this movie a number of times. If I am not wrong, other than at the time of its release in the 70s, only the mukhada and first antara are there in the movie. With this Khel Khel Mein has attained Yyiippeeeehood.

Let us get to the song without much ado. It is an RDB- Gulshan Bawra- Kishore Kumar- Asha Bhosle classic.


Song-Aaye lo pyaar ke din aaye (Khel Khel Mein)(1975) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

aaye lo pyaar ke din aaye
mil jaane de apne saayein
woh bhi iss tarah,
mil jaayen jis tarah
lehron se lehrein jawaan hoke
aaja re aaja re,
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re,
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re

aaye lo pyar ke din aaye
mil jaane de apne saayein
woh bhi iss tarah,
mil jaayen jis tarah
lehron se lehrein jawaan hoke
aaja re aaja re

aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaye lo pyar ke din aaye

sang chalein toh manzil door nahin hai
jahaan bhi tu hai manzil meri wahin hai
ho ho ho
sang chale to manzil dur nahin hai
arre jahan bhi tu hai manzil meri wahin hai
yeh kaarvaan chalta rahe
chaahe jahaan jalta rahe
aaye lo pyar ke din aaye
mil jaane de apne saaye
wo bhi is tarah,
mil jayen jis tarah
lehron se lehrein jawaan hoke
aaja re aaja re

aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaye lo pyar ke din aaye

yoon hi rahein nazar mein jawaan nazaare
iss vaadi mein gunje geet hamare
ho ho ho
yoon hi rahein nazar mein jawaan nazaare

iss vaadi mein gunje geet hamare
hansti rahe yeh zindagi
badhti rahe dil ki lagi

aaye lo pyar ke din aaye
mil jaane de apne saaye
wo bhi is tarah,
mil jayen jis tarah
lehron se lehrein jawaan hoke
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re,
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaye lo pyar ke din aaye
mil jaane de apne saaye
woh bhi iss tarah,
mil jaayen jis tarah
lehron se lehrein jawaan hoke
aaja re aaja re

aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re
aaja re aaja re

he
ho
he
ho
he
ho
he
ho


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Blog Day : 4187 Post No. : 15367

Hullo Atuldom

Let me wish everyone a Happy 2020. Hope everyone has a bright, healthy and musically joyful year.

Tina tin ke teena kisi ne dil hai chheenaa this post of Shri Encyclopedia of the blog has inspired my post.

That post has mentioned the variety of roles today’s birthday girl has donned in the movies from the time she debuted in 1950 with “Har Har Mahadev” (please correct me, I may be wrong). I am not trying to write her biodata as I became aware of her only as the hero’s mother, bhabhi, daadi, etc.

I got further inspiration for this post from Tabassum’s video on youtube. In this video, Tabassum mentions about the interview with Nirupa Roy (our today’s birthday girl for those who haven’t yet guessed) for Doordarshan’s ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’. Therein is a mention of the genres she has acted in and that in the 40 mythologicals that she acted in, she played Seetha in three films and Parvathy in four.

I remember seeing some of her black and white songs “Chahe paas ho chahe door ho”; “dhalti jaaye raat keh le dil ki baat”; “aa laut ke aaja mere meet” in the days of doordarshan and jolting into “what she has been a heroine before becoming Amitabh, Dharmendra, Jeetendra etceteras mother in the 70s”.

Today’s song is from a time when she used to be a heroine. it is from the 1957 release “Janam Janam Ke Phere”. I have no knowledge about this film other than the few songs I have heard from the album. the playback for the song is by lady- kokila Lata Mangeshkar (by the way I heard in the above-mentioned video that Nirupaji’s birth name was Kokila) with S N Tripathi as composer and Bharat Vyas being the lyricist.

the song is a prayer by the heroine to Shri Naag devta and we see the Naag going out of its capabilities to help her.

P.S: Thank god, those times PETA was not so prevalent else the makers would have had to face the music for cruelty towards reptiles.

Editor’s note- With this song, the blog now has 3500 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar.


Song-Aaja naag tohe mann mein basa loon (Janam Janam Ke Phere)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, Md-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

bhadak uthhi hai aaj vaasna ki
iss jag mein aag
naari ko fufkaar rahe hain
chhupe huye nar naag

aaja naag tohe
mann mein basa loon
aaja naag tohe mann mein basa loon
tujh se iss tan mann ko dasa loon
tu toh aaj bana mera mehmaan hai
tujh se zyaada zehreela iss duniya ka insaan hai
aaja aaja re naag
tohe mann mein basa loon ho
aaja aaja re naag
tan mann ko dasa loon ho

hey vishdhaari ee
hey vishdhaari
hey vishdhaari
tu apna vish sab jag ko dikhlaata re
insaanon ke muskaanon ka zeher nazar na aata re
aaja naag tohe sheesh chadha loon
aaja naag tohe sheesh chadha loon
apne bhaag ke deep jala loon
tu toh aaj bana mera bhagwaan hai
tujh se zyaada zehreela iss duniya ka insaan hai
aaja aaja re naag
tohe mann mein basa loon ho
aaja aaja re naag
tan mann ko dasa loon ho

jo zulmi ho
anyaayi ho
jo zulmi jo anyaayi
jo paapi atyaachari re
uske paap ko dank maar de
maniwaale phandhaari re
mani waale phandhaari
mani waale phandhaari
mani waale phandhaari
mani waale phandhaari

abla ko bandhan se chhuda de
abla ko bandhan se chhuda de
ek phoonk se jaal uda de
tu toh aaj bana mera mehmaan hai
tu toh aaj bana mera bhagwaan hai
aaj tihaare haath sati ki aan hai
aaj tihaare haath sati ki aan hai
sati ki aan hai
sati ki aan hai


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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 over ELEVEN years. This blog has more than 15300 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15388

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1180
Total Number of movies covered =4242

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Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

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