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

Blog Day : 3628 Post No. : 14452

Today’s song is from a film ‘Paaro’ (1947), made during the turmoil of Independence of India. By early 1947, it was clear that India would be divided and a new nation, based on religion, would be carved out by bifurcating United India. The name Pakistan was also known to everyone.

Like in every other field of activity, Hindi film industry  was also abuzz with rumours of who is migrating and who is not. Close to the month of June, July 1947, many ‘would be’ migrators were seen selling their properties. There was total chaos in film world. People were seen with suspicion and caution. All this culminated in a frenzy of activity in the industry. Everyone was in a hurry to complete his assignments. Financiers were hastening the producers and directors to complete their films somehow.

This finally ended in a record number of films made in the year 1947. The number of total films made was 280, and only Hindi films were 181. This record number was surpassed only after 41 years ! In the year 1985, the number of Hindi films made was 185. These figures are taken from Film Index by Harmandir ji. It automatically transpired that the quantity was achieved at the cost of quality. Almost 75 to 80 % films of 1947 were obscure and forgotten within a short time.

Films like ‘Aisa Kyun’, ‘Atom Bomb’, ‘Barrister’, ‘Beete Din’, ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Chandrahaas’, ‘Dehati’, ‘Daulat Ke Liye’, ‘Extra Girl’, ‘Farz’, ‘Gaurav’, ‘Gudiya’, ‘Heera’, ‘Janata’, ‘Jhalak’, ‘Khandaani’, ‘Lalat’, ‘Manmaani’, ‘Mere Bhagwan’, ‘Mohan’, ‘Nai Baat’, ‘Pehla Pyaar’, ‘Riwaaz’, ‘Shabari’, ‘Shahkaar’, ‘Tohfa’, ‘Toote Dil’, ‘Veerangana’ are some of the films made in 1947. How many of us even know about them ? Actually, some of these were films in which well known and major stars of the times had acted. For example, Mohan had Dev Anand as hero, Lalat was the debut film of Usha Kiran (as Usha Marathe), Prem Adib and Vanmala had acted in Chandrahaas etc.

‘Paaro’ was also one such film which was probably the outcome of the frenzy of 1947. The music director, the heroine, the director, both the lyricists and one singer of this film migrated to Pakistan at their earliest. I have not seen this film. perhaps it never came to Hyderabad. After Independence, Sardar Patel had launched ‘Operation Polo’, to annexe Hyderabad state  to India in 1948. The state was in turmoil, so new releases of 1947 came only after October 1948, that too only the most popular ones like ‘Shehnai’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Naatak’, ‘Neelkamal’, ‘Jugnu’, ‘Elaan’, ‘Dard’ and the likes of them.

The cast of film ‘Paaro’ was Geeta Nizami, Randhir, Jeevan, Ranjeet Kumari (who married actor Ram Singh and settled in UP) , Saroj Borkar, Kusum Bhate (sister of Rohini Bhate, the internationally famous dancer, on whom Lata’s first playback song was filmed in film ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’) etc. Geeta Nizami’s real name was Rashida Begum. She was born in 1926, in a middle class family of Lahore. At the age of 14, she was married to Barkat Nizami, uncle of actress Mumtaz Shanti. This was his second marriage.

It was through the efforts of Barkat Nizami that she was introduced to the screen. This person had a knack for recruiting girls to cinema. First he brought in Mumtaz Shanti and then his own wife. According to him this was a business, more than a marriage. He used to take 50% of earnings from Mumtaz Shanti, but after she married Wali Saheb, this stopped. To compensate, he brought Geeta. He had made a written agreement with her that she will give 50% of her income to Barkat and 25 % to his son from first wife. She earned only 25 %. This type of arrangements used to be there in those days. This was nothing but exploitation of helpless poor girls.

Geeta Nizami made her debut as a Heroine.  Initially, she took on the name of Mohini, but after realizing that there was another actress Mohna, already in films, she became Geeta and added Nizami to it. Another actress having such a Hybrid name was Mumtaz Shanti, in the same period.

In her first film ‘Mann Ki Jeet’ (1944), she acted and had a song and dance. The song was “More Jubna Ka Dekho Ubhaar” sung by Zohrabai, written by Josh Malihabadi and composed by SK Pal. The dance Geeta did on this song was very sensuous. She was shown emerging from a blooming lotus and at that time she did such provocative actions that soon the song became talk of the town. The then Bombay Government, led by Morarji Desai, promptly banned the song, but in the rest of India the song became very popular.  Her second film was Navyug’s propaganda film ‘Panna’ (1944). Her acting in this film was so good that the Govt. of India gave her a gift of Rs. 9000 as a reward.

Famous author Manto says in his book, ‘Dastavej ‘ Vol 5, that after this film, Geeta Nizami left Barkat Nizami, refusing to give him any share of her earnings. He went to the court and his case lingered, meanwhile he migrated to Pakistan also. Geeta Nizami then married several times and was known for that.

Geeta Nizami could not continue long as a heroine in films. She was lead actress in only seven films, out of total 13 that she did in India. The reason why she did not get more roles as a heroine was found in a book by a well known author. According to this author, Geeta took a bath only once a week, smelt horrible and her head was full of lice. No actor was ready to do a close up scene with her. (I remember another actress of the early 1960s – Kalpana, with same reputation. Shammi Kapoor was on record saying that Kalpana smelt very foul as she probably took bath only once a month. He had refused to work again with her in any film, after ‘Professor’ (1962).)

Geeta Nizami did just 13 films. Her last film was ‘Ek Tha Ladka’ (1951). After this she migrated to Pakistan. In Pakistan she formed a dance troupe and did shows in various cities of Pakistan. She died on 28-4-2008.

The film had only 7 songs, written by Nakshab Jarchavi and S. Nadeem, composed by Music Director Rashid Atre.

Composer RASHEED ABDUL ATRE was born in Amritsar on 15-2-1919. His father Khushi Mohammed was a well known musician and singer. Rasheed learnt music from Ustad Khan Saheb Ashfaq Hussain. Then he went to Calcutta and worked under RC Boral. During his stay in Calcutta he is presumed to have composed songs for films ‘Pardanasheen’ (1942) and ‘Mamta’ (1942), under the name RA Atra. After coming back to Bombay he joined Jhande Khan and Gobindram in composing songs for Pagli’ (1943). He was assistant to composer Amir Ali in ‘Panna’ (1944). With Pt Amarnath, he composed songs for ‘Shirin Farhad’ (1945). Then came ‘Room No. 9’ (1946), ‘Nateeja’ (1947), ‘Paaro’ (1947) and ‘Shikaayat’ (1948). From 43 to 48 he gave music to 6 (confirmed) films. Not much, but then he did not get much time too.

‘Nateeja’ was a Muslim social made by Bombay Talkies and he was specially called for it. ‘Nateeja’ music was his best in India and all its songs became very popular. For ‘Room No 9’, he worked in Navyug Chitrapat Co. where one of the owners was PK Atre, a noted Marathi writer and dramatist. PK Atre was, of course a Hindu, but it was a coincidence.

After Partition Atre went to Pakistan. He first served Radio Pakistan, Rawalpindi and then at Lahore. He prospered in Pakistan and gave music in 54 Urdu and Punjabi films. He was awarded the coveted Nigar Award 3 times in a row.  The famous marching song of Pakistan ”Allah o Akba ” was composed by him. The first Pakistani film for which Rasheed Atre gave his music was director Masood Pervez’s ‘Beli’ (1950).

Three years after ‘Beli’, Rasheed was in-charge of music for director Nazir Ahmed Khan’s Punjabi film, ‘Shehri Babu’ (1953), whose evergreen songs still are popular in Pakistan . Atre’s music for director WZ Ahmed’s 1954 family-friendly film ‘Roohi’ (1954) was also a huge success.

Rasheed Atre’s music is all very praise-worthy in director Nazir Ahmed Khan’s film ‘Khatoon’, which was popular for its thumri. Atre’s composition exhibits an astonishing range and power in director Anwar Kamal Pasha’s superhit film ‘Sarfarosh’ (1956). In 1956, Rasheed was also given the responsibility of composing songs for director Anwar Kamal Pasha’s golden jubilee punjabi film ‘Chann Mahi’ (1956) (lyrics: Tufail Hoshiarpuri, starring: Bahar, Aslam Pervaiz). Atre was, indeed, a powerhouse of a musician and a case in point is director WZ Ahmed’s all-time favorite film, ‘Waada’ (1957), which happened to be a movie from a more idealistic time. At the height of his fame, Atre came up with his magical composition for film director Anwar Kamal Pasha’s semi-historical movie, ‘Anarkali’ (1958). To be precise, it was a joint venture of 2 film music composers Rasheed Attre and Master Inayat Hussain.

Rasheed Attre passed away on December 18, 1967, at the age of 48.

Today’s song is sung by Rashid Atre himself with co singers, whose names are not mentioned in HFGK, so no guessing. Both, singer Rashid Atre and the film Paro-47 make a debut on the blog today.

[Author’s Note: Credits- Film directory, mpop.org, pakfilms.net, Encylopedia of Indian Cinema, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Muvyz, HFGK, my notes.]
[Ed note-With this song, “Paaro” (1947) becomes the 100th movie of 1947 to get represented in the blog]

 


Song – Jeevan Panchhi Boli Boley (Paaro) (1947) Singer – Rashid Atre, Unidentified Female Singher, Lyrics – [Unattributed], Music – Rashid Atre

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

kaun chhoot aur kaun achhoot
sab hindustani hain
kaun chhoot aur kaun achhoot
sab hindustani hain
alag alag paudhe bagiya ke
par hai paani ek
alag alag paudhe bagiya ke
par hai paani ek
?? kahaana re
?? kahaana re
jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

ek baap ke laakhon bete
ek bhoomi par rehte
ek baap ke laakhon bete
ek bhoomi par rehte
aandhi paani aag hawaa sab
ek saath hi sehte
aandhi paani aag hawaa sab
ek saath hi sehte
kyun bairi ban jaana re
kyun bairi ban jaana re
jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

do din ka hai sab ka jeevan
kaun oonch aur neech
do din ka hai sab ka jeevan
kaun oonch aur neech
palak jhapakte udd jaayen sab
?? ho ya ??
?? ho ya ??
maati mein mil jaana re
maati mein mil jaana re
jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

desh jal raha
desh jal raha
desh jal raha bhed bhav ki
ab ye aag mita do
ho jaao sab ek
prem ki ganga nadi bahaa do
ho jaao sab ek
ho jaao sab ek
ho jaao sab ek

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

कौन छूत और कौन अछूत
सब हिंदुस्तानी हैं
कौन छूत और कौन अछूत
सब हिंदुस्तानी हैं
अलग अलग पौधे बगिया के
पर है पानी एक
अलग अलग पौधे बगिया के
पर है पानी एक
?? कहाना रे
?? कहाना रे
जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

एक बाप के लाखों बेटे
एक भूमि पर रहते
एक बाप के लाखों बेटे
एक भूमि पर रहते
आँधी पानी आग हवा सब
एक साथ ही सहते
आँधी पानी आग हवा सब
एक साथ ही सहते
क्यों बैरी बन जाना रे
क्यों बैरी बन जाना रे
जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

दो दिन का है सब का जीवन
कौन ऊंच और नीच
दो दिन का है सब का जीवन
कौन ऊंच और नीच
पालक झपकते उड़ जाएँ सब
?? हो या ??
?? हो या ??
माटी में मिल जाना रे
माटी में मिल जाना रे
जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

देश जल रहा
देश जल रहा
देश जल रहा बेहद भाव की
अब ये आग मिटा दो
हो जाओ सब एक
प्रेम की गंगा नदी बहा दो
हो जाओ सब एक
हो जाओ सब एक
हो जाओ सब एक

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

Blog Day : 3626 Post No. : 14447

hullo Atuldom

“Thevar Magan” was a 1992 Tamil movie produced by Kamal Hassan and directed by Bharathan with music by Ilaiyaraja and a cast of Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Hassan, Revathi, Gouthami and Nassar. The story in one line is thus- a reluctant educated son ascending a throne full of thorns. This movie was remade in Hindi in 1997 by Mushir-Riaz produtions with Priyadarshan as the director. Here the cast was headed by Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri with Milind Gunaji, Tabu and Pooja Batra. Both movies credited Kamal Hssan as the storywriter.

Whenever I hear of a remake either from Hindi to any language that I understand – Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati or even say Telugu or Punjabi (both of which I have limited knowledge of) I make it a point to see both versions. The vice-versa also happens i.e. from regional language to Hindi, then too I see both versions, it is enlightening to see how actors understand the same character and portray them. To this end I have seen Drishyam in three languages and I felt that Mohanlal in Malayalam was good and Ajay Devgan in Hindi did not disappoint though Kamalhassan in Tamil failed to impress (my view which I feel the others may not agree to) in Papanasam (that was the title in Tamil). I have seen many other remakes too, the last one being a remake of Bhagwan Dada’s “Albela” in Telugu and Sachin Pilgaonkar’s “Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi” which I discovered was a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Biwi Aur Makaan”.

So, coming back to “Thevar Magan” and “Virasat” both were engrossing movies with good songs and lot of action. And it can be safely said that Amrish Puri’s version of the Raja Thakur matched Sivaji Ganesan’s Periya Thevar. And Anil Kapoor matched Kamalhassan in portraying the educated foreign-returned Thakur/ Shaktivel Thevar. Added to all this Anu Malik gave music almost at par with Ilaiyaraja, reusing some of the original tunes. Today’s song is one of the reused tunes. It has Amrish Puri lip-syncing in Hariharan’s voice. The song runs with the opening titles. There are two other portions of the song; one after the Thakur comes home angry after facing humiliation in the village panchayat and another portion of the song plays when the Thakur dies of a heart attack and the whole village is sad.

Today(22 june 2018) it is the birth anniversary of Amrish Puri. He was an all-round entertainer. He had acted in about 400 films between 1967 and 2005. I suppose the first time I took note of him was in the movies ‘Dostana’ where he played the villain’s henchman in Prem Chopra’s gang and ‘Naseeb’ where he was one among a horde of villains like Prem Chopra, Kadar Khan, Shakti Kapoor and Amjad Khan. Of course, at the same time we saw him in some Rajshri Production movies as a Chowdhary who refuses to acknowledge that his family is on bad times and his daughter needs to work to run the house as in “Saawan Ko Aane do”. He was a tyrant village head in Bapu’s “Hum Paanch”; numerous movies where he was the dreaded bad character his best being the memorable Mogambo in “Mr. India”. In the 90s he also became a loving father, grandfather; displayed his comic timing in movies like “Chachi420” and “Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate” etc. I have sat through many movies that I have mentioned just to enjoy Amrish Puri whether as Durgaprasad Bharadwaj (Chachi 420) or Retired Inspector Abhyankar (Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate) or Chaudhry Baldev Singh (DDLJ) or Thakur Durjan Singh (Karan Arjun) to name a few.

Remembering Mogambo on his birth anniversary with this song from “Virasat” which is written by Jaaved Akhtar.

Video
(video)
Audio version

Some more portions of song


Song-Ek thha gaanv jahaan ka ek aisa thhaa raaja (Viraasat)(1997) Singer-Hariharan, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

hey ae
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa tha raja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thha raaja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta thha
uske jaisa koi nahin thha
ek thha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa thha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom

gaanv mein sabhi ke chehre
dinga danga dinga danga
dinga danga do
phoolon ki tarah khilte thhe
dinga danga dinga danga
dinga danga do
gaanv mein sabhi ke chehere
phoolon ki tarah khilte thhe
khushiyon bhari thhi duniya
pyar ke diye jalte the
har ghar uska thha apna ghar
sabke liye woh ek baraabar
sukh aur dukh mein sabka
saathi woh banta thha
uske rehte har din mela thhe

ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa tha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek thha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thha raja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta thha
uske jaisa koi nahin tha
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa thha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom

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sabke dilon mein woh rehta tha
(arri pagli shuroo se)
sabke dilon mein woh rehta thha
(mm hmm
maine kahaa na shuru se
)
kaise dadaji)
Ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
Ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
(Haan shabaash
Ab sab aise hi gaao
)
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thta raaja
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa tha raaja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta tha
uske jaisa koi nahin tha

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zindagi ka sapna
ek din toota aa
band kar aankhein
sabse woh roothha
band kar aankhein
sabse woh rootha
usski yaadein dil se na jaayein
humko rulayein humko sataayein
chhaaya andhera
jab woh gaya
ab kehti har ek ki zubaan


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

Blog Day : 3624 Post No. : 14445

Greetings to dear Atul ji, and best wishes for many many happy returns of today.

The 1977 film ‘Chhaila Baabu’ is joining the ‘Yippeee Club’ of movies or ‘movies having all their songs covered’ on the blog. Indeed, a long wait for me and particularly for this song which was the first that I shared when I was still only a ‘year-old’ contributor on the blog. Other songs of this movie which I shared later were lucky and got posted before the today’s song. This song is the one which I cannot forget since my childhood, may be because this being a ‘mother-son’ song. I must be 9-10 years old when I had watched this movie with my parents in my childhood.

The part-I of this song and even the part-II is on screen performed by Achala Sachdev whom we mainly remember for playing a mother or thereafter grandmother in Yash Raj films. When I glance through the list of the films she acted in I realized that I have watched many of them but cannot recollect now.

Also I found that not much information is available about her on the domain (except there is page on wiki about her) and mainly other articles which were posted after she passed away on 30.12.2012 , and about how she was ignored by the film personalities in her last days. May be our seniors can do a detailed post on her with one of the songs performed by her on screen. Or maybe it is there and I am not aware, if so, please forgive me.

As I am not aware of her initial films and whether she got a lead role or second lead and if at all there are any songs which she performed on screen, except the another one, that I know, is from the 1970 film ‘Heer Ranjha’, where all the Bhabhi’s dance on their devar’s (Rajkumar’s) marriage preparations – ‘Naache Ang Ve . . .’ a beautiful composition by Madan Mohan ji.

Achala Sachdev was born in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) on 3rd May 1920. She acted in over 130 films (as per info on wiki). She began her filmi career with ‘Fashionable Wife’ in 1938 and ‘Na Tum Jaano na Ham’ (2002) was her last film. She died on April 30, 2012 at Pune. She was 91 then.

The move ‘Chhaila Babu’ was Produced by Shomu Mukherjee and Directed by Joy Mukherjee. It was a ‘suspense thriller’. It had Rajesh Khanna in title role of ‘Chhaila Babu’, accompanied by Zeenat Aman, Asrani, Ranjeet, Padma Khanna, Achala Sachdev, Macmohan, P Jairaj, Ravindra Kapoor and Om Shivpuri. Since in my earlier write ups about the songs of this movie I have already mentioned about the details of this movie and my nostalgia associated with its’ songs, and so I will not repeat it here.

But something that I would like to mention here is about Joy Mukherjee as a ‘director’ of this movie. Earlier I had read about his directing the movie ‘Humsaaya’ (1968), but I had forgotten about it. Though I must mention here that I had watched many of Joy Mukherjee’s movie in my teen years when I was studying in 11th -12th. And I liked all his movies very much and have watched them repeatedly; especially ‘Shagird’ (1967), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Door Ki Aawaaz’ (1964), and ‘Love In Tokyo’ (1966). In those days i.e. 1983-85, old movie were still being screened in theatres sometime in four shows or noon shows only and they used to run packed houses. Specially in the city of Akola (Maharashtra) (CP & Berar circuit for movies) many old movies used to run packed houses and I watched many old movies during those years there. ‘Ziddi’ (1964) I think I watched on Doordarshan.

I got the VCD of ‘Ek Baar Muskuraa Do’ (1972) just four-five years back from an ‘online’ store. Then I had also watched ‘Love in Shimla’ (1960) during my school days during the weekly screening of movie in our ‘colony recreation club’. And its song Alif Zabar Aa Alif Zer Ae Alif Pesh O ’ has been in my memory since then. I do not remember correctly now if I had watched his ‘Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena’ (1962), but since I have the cassette of this movie, as I like the songs of this movie very much, and maybe I had watched some of its songs on TV, it also remains one of my favorites.

Coming to the songs of his movies – which was another main factor for me to watch his movies repeatedly. Our in house Encyclopedia Shri Arun ji had already done a detailed post on Joy Mukherjee here , while presenting a song from his movie ‘Love In Bombay’ (2013(1971)). This was Joy’s third directorial venture after ‘Humsaaya’ & ‘Chhaila Babu’.

HFGK Vol V mentions that today’s song in three parts and it noted down the first part as a ‘happy version’, whereas from the song one can guess and take it as a ‘sad song’ or ‘missing the beloved song. The first part in its picturization shows the mother (Achala Sachdev) remembering the ‘happy memories’ while singing this song searching for her lost son (Rajesh Khanna). And the in the second part while only the ‘mukhda’ of the first version is repeated only, the third part is in the voice of Kishore Kumar and starts with different lines. However, since HFGK mention this song in three version it was required to watch this movie again and clear the confusion.
[Ed Note: In this presentation, the parts 2 and 3, as mentioned in HFGK, are together presented as part II, as per the video clips.]

When Atul ji was in a ‘Yippeeee’ mode again during the first four months of this year I had sent him reminder for this song and also with a request to throw light on this song if possible. Finally, a week before I watched this movie online (most uncomfortable way to watch a movie for me, but then … we have to 😊).

The 1st part of the song is where the mother, Achala Sachdev is searching for her son, who ‘bachpan mein bichhad gaya’. It includes flashback of the mother-child playing – ‘happy memories’ included 😊. Now when this child grows up as Rajesh Khanna, he remembers this song and use to sing it on the ‘mouth organ’ gifted to him by his mother on his birthday. The second part of Lata for this song is only a repeat of first few lines of the earlier part 1 of this song. And the third part is the Kishore Kumar version of this song, in which the mother-son get re-united.

The earlier songs from the movie are posted on our blog, as per the details given below;

Song Title Post Date
 Yaar dildaar tujhe kaisa chaahiye  08.12.2008
 Kal raat sadak par ik ladki  29.12.2014
 Hamko nikaaloge ghar se sajan pachhtaaoge  04.02.2015
 Main Baaboo Chhailaa  29.12.2017

Let us now listen and enjoy the today’s song. . . “Chhaila Mera Chhaila”.

 

Part I (Lata Solo)

Part II (Lata – Kishore Duet)

Song – Chhaila Mera Chhaila (Chhaila Babu) (1977) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

Part I

chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam

chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam
chhaila mera chhaila

shaam savere mere naina
dhoondhte rahe
kahaan hai kahaan hai
kahaan hai kahaan hai
sabse poochhte rahe
kahaan hai kahaan hai
sabse poochhte rahe
aa ke peechhe
aankhen meeche
aanchal kheenche mera ghanshyam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila

deewaani huyi main aisa laage
laage re mohe
jisko dekhoon chhaila jaisa laage re mohe
jisko dekhoon chhaila jaisa laage re mohe
bichhda hai jo
mil jaaye to
vyaakul mann ko aa jaaye aaraam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila

Part II

chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
mera chhaila
mera chhaila
chhaila
chhaila
chhaila

naa ro maa naa ro
sun li hain maine
teri pukaar
teri pukaar
aaj mila hai
waapas maa bete ko
khoya pyaar
khoya pyaar
duniya saari
tujhse haari
maa tu jeeti ye jeewan sangraam
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

jee chaahe main
tere charnon mein
sar rakh ke roun
sar rakh ke roun
aa jaaye waapas
bachpan main teri
god mein soun
god mein soun
phir na kabhi main tujhko sataaun
tujhe manaaun
maa tujhko parnaam

chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग १

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

शाम सवेरे मेरे नैना
ढूढ़ते रहे
कहाँ है कहाँ है
कहाँ है कहाँ है
सबसे पूछते रहे
कहाँ है कहाँ है
सबसे पूछते रहे
आ के पीछे
आँखें मिचे
आँचल खींचे
मेरा घनश्याम
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला

दीवानी हुई मैं ऐसा लागे
लागे रे मोहे
जिसको देखूं छैला जैसा लागे रे मोहे
जिसको देखूं छैला जैसा लागे रे मोहे
बिछड़ा है जो
मिल जाए तो
व्याकुल मन को आ जाए आराम
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला

भाग २

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
मेरा छैला
मेरा छैला
छैला
छैला
छैला

ना रो माँ ना रो
सुन ली हैं मैंने तेरी पुकार
तेरी पुकार
आज मिला है
वापस माँ बेटे को
खोया प्यार
खोया प्यार
दुनिया सारी
तुझसे हारी
माँ तू जीती ये जीवन संग्राम
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला

छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला

जी चाहे मैं
तेरे चरणों में
सर रख के रोऊँ
सर रख के रोऊँ
आ जाए वापस
बचपन मैं तेरी
गोद में सोऊं
गोद में सोऊं
फिर न कभी मैं तुझको सताऊं
तुझे मनाऊं
माँ तुझको प्रणाम
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला


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 : 3624 Post No. : 14443

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post is a Peevesie discovery. I don’t remember when exactly, but definitely a few years back she mentioned about this song to me. And it looks like she has seen and enjoyed the video too and it has stayed in her memory. She remembered exactly how the song starts. And the dance steps of Govinda and Madhuri. Awesome combination. Just like in the previous Madhuri Dixit song where with Prabhu Deva as her co-dancer, here too, she is excellent. She is in a different orbit when she has a dancer for a co-actor. In “Que sarasara” she matched Prabhu Deva step for step, here it is a typically Govinda dance that is a treat.

So what, if the lyrics are non-sensical. The song is set as a fun-song, going by the video I have a feeling that Madhuri has accidentally eaten or drunk something intoxicating and Govinda is trying his best to control her in the given circumstances.

A few days back I had sent a song from ‘Disco Dancer’ to Atulji and then I had made up my mind to follow it with another Mithun song which features a ‘mithai‘. There were other songs from the 70s which were running through my mind for this particular post which is for a very special occasion. Songs which showed the male running the household while the female is away at work. But on reviewing those songs I felt that the song which Peevesie suggested is better. Why? Well for one today is a party occasion and “mithai toh banti hai” – it is our Ranchiwaale Gaanewala’s birthday (now its about time to give him a new name, he is no longer in Ranchi 🙂 ). It has a lot of activity in it and our sutradhaar is a hyperactive person. I don’t need to give any proof to show his level of activeness, his commitment to his pets, work and the blog is proof enough. There have been days when I have found him online early in the morning with a post at 5:45 a.m. and a few times his last post has been at 12 in the night. Hats off to his dedication. Approximately 10804 posts (on the day this is being written) and still having a lot of ideas to connect with songs and give us new post daily – AMAZING. Thank you Atulji for giving us this group and site to turn to.

Before I sat to write all this, I read through what I had written last year and I feel the same even now- May God give Atulji health, peace of mind, lots of time and good infrastructural support in the form of unending internet and electrical connections. And we will not mind him being absent from the blog when his family is around as they are more entitled to his time. (Hope he enjoyed his first vacation, this year, after he started the blog) And hope he doesn’t mind us pestering him with our farmaishes. Here is hoping he gives us many opportunities to celebrate and we will keep presenting him with lovely songs.

Coming to today’s song it is from the 1990 release “Izzatdaar” which starred the stalwart Dilip Kumar in the lead with the south Indian actor Raghuvaran as villain. Another southern star- Swapna- played Dilip Kumar’s daughter, Madhuri played his grand daughter and Govinda plays a man who works for the underworld (I think) but gets reformed on falling in love. (the powers of the feeling of love 🙂 ). It was a revenge story with Dilip Kumar avenging his daughter’s death etc. with lot of Bollywood masala. It was directed by K Bapaiah, Anand Bakshi wrote songs which were composed by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. Amit Kumar and Alka Yagnik are the playback.

Wish you a very happy birthday Atulji

 

Song – Ek Rasgulla Kahin Phat Gaya Re (Izzatdaar) (1990) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Amit Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Alka Yagnik + Amit Kumar

Lyrics

sun o mister 
o mister 
sun o mister o mister 
mister o mister 
ek taaza khabar

mmmmmmmmm
mmmmm mmmmmm

mmmmmmmmm
mmmmm mmmmmm

ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re..ae..ae
re baba re
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re
oooo ooooo ooo
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re..ae..ae
re baba re
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

aandhi chali jor ka toofan aa gaya
aandhi chali jor ka toofan aa gaya
mandir se baahar bhagwan aa gaya
bhagwan aa gaya
log samjhe qayamat aa gayi re..ae..ae
re baba re
sara jag ulat pulat gaya re 
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

meri haan mein haan tu milata jaa
gale pada dhol bajaata ja
meri haan mein haan tu milata jaa
gale pada dhol bajaata ja
bajaata ja
kaisi ye musibat mere galey pad gayi..ee..ee
kya bola re
bhoot koi mujhse chimat gaya re 
ek roshgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

ha ha ha ha ha haaa
wo roshogulla tha ya atom bam tha
atom bam se 
thoda sa hi kam tha
hey

wo roshogulla tha ya atom bam tha
atom bam se thoda sa hi kam tha
thoda sa hi kam tha
rashiya bhi sun ke darr gaya re 
re baba re
amrika bhi peeche hat gaya re 
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
ek roshagulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुन ओ मिस्टर
ओ मिस्टर
सुन ओ मिस्टर ओ मिस्टर
मिस्टर ओ मिस्टर
एक ताज़ा खबर

म्मममममम
म्ममम म्मममम

म्मममममम
म्ममम म्मममम

एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
ओss ओsss ओss
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

आँधी चली ज़ोर का तूफान आ गया
आँधी चली ज़ोर का तूफान आ गया
मंदिर से बाहर भगवान आ गया
भगवान आ गया
लोग समझे कयामत आ गई रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
सारा जग उलट पुलट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

मेरी हाँ में हाँ तू मिलाता जा
गले पड़ा ढोल बजाता जा
मेरी हाँ में हाँ तू मिलाता जा
गले पड़ा ढोल बजाता जा
बजाता जा
कैसी ये मुसीबत मेरे गले पड़ गई॰॰ई॰॰ई
क्या बोला रे
भूत कोई मुझसे चिमट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

हा हा हा हा हा हा हा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो रोशगुल्ला था या एटम बम था
एटम बम से
थोड़ा सा हि कम था
हे
वो रोशगुल्ला था या एटम बम था
एटम बम से थोड़ा सा हि कम था
थोड़ा सा हि कम था
रशिया भी सुन के डर गया रे
रे बाबा रे
अमरीका भी पीछे हट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
एक रोशगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे


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

Blog Day : 3623 Post No. : 14440

Today’s song is from the film ‘Maata’ aka ‘The Mother’ (1942). Not many people know about this film. Made by Kirti films, it was a social film, directed by Dada Gunjal. Music was composed by Vasant Kumar Naidu, for the lyrics by DN Madhok. The cast of the film was Shobhana Samarth, Chandrakant, Mubarak, A. Himalaywala, Urmila Devi, Bhudo Advani, Moti, Bibi Bai, Munshi Khanjar, Suraiya Begum etc.

Chandrakant is a name which appears for a very few films as an actor. In fact, he acted in only 2 films. The other film was ‘Maharathi Karna’ (1944) (he had a small role). Chandrakant Gaur was born in UP in 1929. He was an educated person and knew many languages like Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi, in addition to Hindi and English. He was a quick learner and a good writer. He came to Bombay to become a director. Instead of that he started as an actor in ‘Maata’.

During the shooting of ‘Maharathi Karna’, Bhalji Pendharkar spotted this young man’s talents and took him to Kolhapur as his assistant. Chandrakant, being a fast learner, became adept at direction. He came back to Bombay and hurriedly directed his first film – ‘Riding Hero’ (1951), a stunt film made by Laxmi Productions of Chimanlal Trivedi. After this, he directed 29 Hindi films, mostly B grade, stunt/action films only.

He also directed a Hit Punjabi film ‘Bhagat Dhanna Jaat’ (1974). According to indiancine.ma, this film is said to have revived Punjabi film industry. He did some Gujarati mythologicals and Marathi films too. Together his tally goes to 45 films. In between he became famous for writing stories of films like ‘Patita’ (1953), ‘Seema’ (1955), ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’ (1957), ‘Kathputali’ (1957), ‘Anita’ (1967) and ‘Mahasati Savitri’ (1973).

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

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

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

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

After partition, Himalaywala migrated to Pakistan. There the lady luck smiled on him and he did very well. He became successful as an actor and was famous also. His role of Akbar in film ‘Anarkali’ (1957) was particularly appreciated very much. Mohd Afzuluddin Himalaywala died in 1984 in Lahore.

The director of this film was V.M. aka Dada Gunjal, who started his career by directing his first film, ‘Bhakt Ke Bhagwan’ (1934). He went on to direct 38 films in Hindi and Marathi. His last film was ‘Ek Armaan Mera’ (1959). Dada Gunjal was born in Bombay on 25-1-1904 and died also at Bombay on 6-11-1968.

The music director for this film was a less known composer, Vasant Kumar Naidu. He was  born in 1915. His family had settled in Burma like thousands of other South Indian families.  When Burma was struggling for independence, in the 1930s, most Indians left Burma and came to India. Many went to Calcutta and many went to South India. Many families walked for around 6 months from Burma to India.  Vasant Kumar’s family was one among them.  They walked from Rangoon to Madras.  The family settled in Madras for some years.

Vasant Kumar Naidu had come alone to Bombay earlier in search of a career in music. He was an instrumentalist and could play any string instruments and also harmonium. He was also very much interested in reading different languages. There were many books that he read. He was also very keen in dressing up and had several suits in those days. He joined the film industry and started getting established as a music director.  He then called his mother and other siblings to live with him in Bombay along with his eldest brother’s widow and her son. He had 4 brothers. His eldest brother expired in Madras itself. Vasant Kumar was the second eldest. He had two younger brothers as well.  They all lived on Peddar Road. He left his Peddar Road flat and moved to Parel. He lived in Parel until his death on 16-10-1951.

Vasant Kumar got married in Madras. This marriage was a proposed marriage arranged by his mother. Eventually his other brothers also got married. All three brothers and their wives stayed under the same roof in Parel in a joint family which was headed and supported monetarily by Vasant Kumar.  His younger brother Pandurang Naidu was also picking up in music career. He became a musician (he played banjo and mandolin). Vasant Kumar taught several string instruments to him. His youngest brother, Sreenivasan Naidu, in the later part of his life became music composer for Indian Railway Music Academy (Central Railway Cultural Academy).

Vasant Kumar is survived by his only daughter, Pramila Naidu, who is a widow now. She lives in Pune with her grown up children. Pramila Naidu was around 5 years old when her father expired.  She has a vague memory of her father. It’s sad to see her struggling now financially. She still gives tuition at the age of 70 to make her living. She lawfully owns all these 3 flats in Parel, Mumbai but the 3rd generation of the family has occupied these flats and are not willing to vacate the property. This property is now worth in crores. The cousins of Pramila Naidu got together and filed a law suit against these 3rd generation greedy family members. The law suit is going on now for the past 3 years.

Vasant Kumar started his career in 1939 by giving music to film ‘Thunder’ (1939) and ‘Pakke Badmash’ (1939). Till 1947, he gave music to 22 films, as per the HFGK entries. He composed 160 songs in these 22 films. He is variously mentioned as Vasant, Vasant Kumar and VK Naidu, in addition to his name Vasant Kumar Naidu. He sang 1 song, a duet with Khan Mastana for film ‘Mere Sajan’ (1941).

His filmography is,

  • Thunder (1939)
  • Pukke Badmash (1939)
  • Rangeela Jawan (1940)
  • Jung-e-Azadi (1940)
  • Desh Bhakta (1940)
  • Suhana Geet (1941)
  • Meri Khwaish (1941)
  • Mere Saajan (1941)
  • Lehri Jawan (1941)
  • Lalaji (1942),
  • Call of youth (1942)
  • Mata (1942)
  • Watan ki Pukar (1943)
  • Nai zindgi (1943)
  • Mohabbat ki jeet (1943)
  • Daawat (1943)
  • Circus Girl (1943)
  • Bhagta Bhoot (1943)
  • Beda Paar (1944)
  • Shahi Khazana (1946)
  • Chamkati Bijli (1946)
  • Toote Di (1947)

Unfortunately, Vasant Kumar got mostly B and C stunt and action films for composing the music. Big banners like National Studios gave him an opportunity with film ‘Lalaji’ (1942), in which Naidu got many songs sung by Anil Biswas, Kusum Mantri, and Vatsala Kumthekar. However such films came to him only as an exception, therefore his exposure to audience was limited and his name did not gain any fame. Actually, many big, well known and popular singers sang for Naidu.

However, without a mentor, Godfather or the support of a big banner, it became impossible for Vasant Kumar to grow further. During the transition period of 1947-48, when many composers migrated to Pakistan, the existing big composers made their positions solid. Thus smaller composers never got any opportunity to benefit from the void created by the exit of composers. This was the case of many small time composers like Vasant Kumar.

The film ‘Maata’ has 7 songs. I have heard 6 of them and feel, he could have done better than this. The selected song is a better one from the lot. The singer’s name is not available.The film makes its debut on the blog.

[Author’s Note: Credits- indiancine.ma, A.I. Film Directory (1946), Aap Ki Parchhaiyaan, Muvyz, HFGK, Shishir Krishna Sharma’s and my notes.]


Song – Mann Ka Mor Mera Kisey Bakhaane (Maata) (1942) Singer – [Unknown], Lyrics – DN Madhok, Music – Vasant Kumar Naidu

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

mann ka mor mera
mann ka mor mera
kisey bakhaane
tum bin aur kaun jaane
mann ka mor mera
mann ka mor mera
kisey bakhaane
tum bin aur kaun jaane

chhod kari
ghar ko aa ja re
saawan ki ritu aayi
jhir jhir baadal
barsan laage
birhan de duhaai
aa tu kisi bahaane
aa tu kisi bahaane
tum bin aur kaun jaane
mann ka mor mera
mann ka mor mera
kisey bakhaane
tum bin aur kaun jaane
mann ka mor mera
mann ka mor mera
kisey bakhaane
tum bin aur kaun jaane

sab ke saajan
ab ghar aaye
baaki ek nigodi
un ka bhala kabhi na hove
preet laga jin todi
jiya laag la
jiya laag la
kisi thikaane
jiya laag la
kisi thikaane
tum bin aur kaun jaane
mann ka mor mera
mann ka mor mera
kisey bakhaane
tum bin aur kaun jaane
mann ka mor mera
mann ka mor mera
kisey bakhaane
tum bin aur kaun jaane

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मन का मोर मेरा
मन का मोर मेरा
किसे बखाने
तुम बिन और कौन जाने
मन का मोर मेरा
मन का मोर मेरा
किसे बखाने
तुम बिन और कौन जाने

छोड़ करि
घर को आजा रे
सावन की ऋतु आई
झिर झिर बादल
बरसन लागे
बिरहन दे दुहाई
आ तू किसी बहाने
आ तू किसी बहाने
तुम बिन और कौन जाने
मन का मोर मेरा
मन का मोर मेरा
किसे बखाने
तुम बिन और कौन जाने
मन का मोर मेरा
मन का मोर मेरा
किसे बखाने
तुम बिन और कौन जाने

सब के साजन
अब घर आए
बाकी एक निगोड़ी
उन का भला कभी ना होवे
प्रीत लगा जिन तोड़ी
जिया लाग ला
जिया लाग ला
किसी ठिकाने
जिया लाग ला
किसी ठिकाने
तुम बिन और कौन जाने
मन का मोर मेरा
मन का मोर मेरा
किसे बखाने
तुम बिन और कौन जाने
मन का मोर मेरा
मन का मोर मेरा
किसे बखाने
तुम बिन और कौन जाने


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 : 3622 Post No. : 14438

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 17
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‘थ’ – थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी राजा बीते ना जवानी ॰ ॰ ॰

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दिल तू भी गा, प्यार में मुस्कुरा ॰ ॰ ॰

Yes, we grew up with and learned all about the heart, and the smiles and love, listening to your songs. . . how we wish there were more. . .

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Scraped through with some difficulty for today’s episode – not many songs, and duet at that, beginning with this letter ‘थ’.

Today’s song is from a lesser known film from 1957 – ‘Laxmi Pooja’.  The film is produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Hemlata Pictures, Bombay. The list of actors of this film reads like – Nirupa Roy, Shahu Modak, Jeevan, Niranjan Sharma, Anant Kumar, Babu Raje, Praveen Pal, Indira, Manju, Shri Bhagwan, Sukumar, Rajrani, and Meenu Mumtaz etc.

The nine songs of this film are all written by Bharat Vyas, and the music is composed by Chitragupt. Quite a melodious song, this offering is. The singing voices are those of Shamshad Begum and Rafi Sb.

Apparently the lady’s beau has a stronger attachment to religious pursuits, much to the dismay of the lady. And she is trying to win him over with her winsome expressions about youth being wasted. And the gentleman replies – it is not just youth, but the entire life that is getting wasted, so let us sing the praises of the Good Lord. The lady is not giving up her rightful claim and she too presses on with her efforts to snare him with the promises of love. Our man, appears to be made of sterner stuff – and absolutely does not give up by the time 3rd antaraa starts to play (somewhat breaking the rule we have always found useful in such song situations).

There is another song of a similar theme – from the 1975 film ‘Sanyaasi’ – “Chal Sanyasi Mandir Mein“. It would be interesting to compare notes and lyrics. . . 🙂

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Thodi Si Zindgani Raja Beete Na Jawaani  (Lakshmi Pooja) (1957) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

thodi si zindgani
raja beete na jawaani
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na nainon se nainan milaaye re

teri thodi si zindgaani
pal pal beeti jaaye jawaani
kaahe heere se janam gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

rang rangeele raja aaja
o raja
rang rangeele raja aaja
kar le dil ki baat re
rang rangeele raja aaja
kar le dil ki baat re
baat baat mein jeevan beete..ey..ey..ey
baat baat mein jeevan beete
kyon na tu sharmaat re
kyon na tu sharmaat re
oo oo hoye
aai hai rut mastaani
rim jhim barse roop ka paani
dekho saawan ke badra chhaye re
kyon na nainon se nainan milaaye re
kaahe heere se janam gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

nain baan hain
palken dori
nain baan hain palken dori
chitwan chhode baan re
chitwan chhode baan re
roop jawaani behta paani..ee..ee
roop jawaani behta paani
kyon karta abhiman re
kyon karta abhiman re
teri preet badi deewaani
preet laga prabhu se agyaani
jahaan dhokha na koi khaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी
राजा बीते ना जवानी
काहे मस्ती बहरे दिन गवाए रे
क्यों न नैनों से नैनां मिलाये रे

तेरी थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी
पल पल बीती जाये जवानी
काहे हीरे सा जनम गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे

रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
ओ राजा
रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
कर ले दिल की बात रे
रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
कर ले दिल की बात रे
बात बात में जीवन बीते॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
बात बात में जीवन बीते
क्यों ना तू शरमात रे
क्यों ना तू शरमात रे
ओ ओ होए
आई है रुत मस्तानी
रिम झिम बरसे रूप का पानी
देखो सावन के बदरा छाए रे
क्यों न नैनों से नैनां मिलाये रे
काहे हीरे सा जनम गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे

नैन बान हैं
पलकें डोरी
नैन बान हैं पलकें डोरी
चितवन छोड़े बान रे
चितवन छोड़े बान रे
रूप जवानी बहता पानी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई
रूप जवानी बहता पानी
क्यों करता अभिमान रे
क्यों करता अभिमान रे
तेरी प्रीत बड़ी दीवानी
प्रीत लगा प्रभु से अज्ञानी
जहां धोखा ना कोई खाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
काहे मस्ती भरे दिल गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
काहे मस्ती भरे दिल गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे


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 : 3622 Post No. : 14436

Missing Films of 1960s – 76
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Hindi cinema encompasses quite a few genres and categories. It is a sad statement that the industry has almost always been controlled and driven more by the financial expectations. The earliest model of large studios as centers of film production activities, was somewhat immune to the craziness of financial pressures. The studio system had its own cons, but it provided a larger stability and sustainability to the production effort and to the team belonging to the studio.

It was all too soon that people with all kinds of mental inclinations realized both the power of this medium, and the possibility of landing a jackpot with a hit film. This awareness brought in all kinds of unscrupulous elements, as well as businessmen with an urge to invest unaccounted money in a gamble to make more money. If I recall correctly, the 1949 film ‘Kalpana’ touched upon this aspect, displaying a cruel brazen-ness with which the financiers and the touts dealt with the artists. The grossly dismal record the industry has in terms of its own record keeping and archiving, is an outcome of this ‘jackpot’ mentality – the actual owners of film actually cared a zilch for the film itself. With every venture, the financier would launch a new production banner. One can well imagine the ill effects of this lack of continuity and ownership for the artistic product itself.

But I digress – this discussion on film financing models, another time. I started with the genres and categories, with the purpose to highlight how some genres and categories have fallen by the wayside, over the decades. One of the casualties of the projected “lack of public interest” and the “lack of return on investment” has been the genre of religious pictures. Till the end of 1970s, or maybe even 1980s, there used to be quite a number of offerings of religious films produced every year. In one of his articles, our dear Arun ji has presented an analysis of this aspect – the number of religious films produced on average per year, and the progressive decline of this number over the decades. These days, one rarely hears about a religious offering coming from the mainline cinema. TV, yes, we do hear more about serials on religious themes. Or maybe the investment by the end user, in terms of time and money, is getting channelized much more towards TV productions and the live kathas (discourses) – there literally has been an explosion in the number of kathas being organized and being attended by the people.

The reason for this preamble, of course, is that today’s debut film from 1960s is a religious film of certain importance, from 1967. The film is ‘Badrinath Yatra’. Produced under the banner of Mewar Films, Bombay and is directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The star cast of this film is listed as Nirupa Roy, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sulochana, Indira, Jeevan, Sundar, Niranjan Sharma, Indira Bansal, Fazlu, Nandini Desai, and Kukku Desai amongst others.

There is a huge importance attached to pilgrimage, in our religion. Our land has been blessed from the very beginning of time itself, with famous and important temples which are the abodes of the Gods in our pantheon of worship. The origins and foundation histories of many of these temples and places is lost in the antiquity of time. For many of these temples and places of pilgrimage, there are references in our historical records – and by historical I mean our books of scriptures, which contain details of many such places of pilgrimage being established by protagonists of these histories like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, the Pandvas, and our Rishis etc. Our histories abound with such tales in detail.

In the 8th century AD, there appeared a champion who measured the breadth and length of this sub-continent – Adi Shankaracharya. He travelled across the land with the mission to reestablish the importance of the Vedantic Dharma, and to re-ignite the lamp of worship in the temples. He established four matha (मठ) in the four regions, which became the four primary centers of learning and research into the Vedic knowledge. These four centers were placed in proximity to the four main destinations of pilgrimage of primary importance for the followers of the Dharma. These pilgrimage places are Badrinath in the north, Puri in the east, Rameshwaram in the south and Dwarka in the west. Each of these four pilgrimage places are historically important with a detailed history about their establishment and their antiquity being described in our scriptures.

Over the ages, these four have been collectively referred to as ‘Chaar Dhaam’ – literally ‘Four Destinations’. It is ordained in our teachings that a person must pay their homage and worship at each one of these pilgrimages, at least once in their life time. A significant importance is attached to completing this journey. Further, the same teachings also exhort the children to comfortably facilitate such a journey for their parents, and enable them to pay homage and complete their worship at these four centers of pilgrimage.

Since the early decades of Hindi cinema, a number of films have been produced as travelogues or “यात्रा” (yatra), covering one or more holy centers of pilgrimage. This film also covers the journey to the ‘chaar dhaam’ or the four holy destinations. This particular song appears more than once in the film, and I am including three different video clips from three different points in the storyline sequence. In the clips, we can see Abhi Bhattacharya, as the obedient son, who is taking his parents (roles played by Sulochana and Niranjan Sharma) for their journey to the ‘chaar dhaam’. The storyline belongs to a certain unspecified era in history, as we can see that Abhi Bhattacharya is even carrying his parents in a yoke shoulder carrier – a long pole with large baskets hanging at two ends, large enough for a human person to sit in. In north India, this shoulder carrier is called “वेहंगी” (wehngi). Folks familiar with the stories from the scriptures will recall the story of Shravan Kumar, the young boy who carried his old and blind parents in a wehngi for pilgrimage.

The song is written by Madan, and is composed by Pt Shivram. The singing voice is that of Mahendra Kapoor. Listening to this song evokes strong emotions in my heart. Not that I have not heard this song before, but now, as I listened to it again repeatedly for lyrics etc., the words and the tune is simply at home with me in my heart. Listen to this beautiful evocation that covers so many philosophies of life. And think.

 

 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Song – Chal Chal Re Pathik Chal Re  (Badrinath Yatra) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madan, MD – Pt Shivram

Lyrics

Part 1

chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

aaj nahin to kal jag se hai jaana
duniya musaafirkhaana re bhai
duniya musaafirkhaana hai
dhan ke liye dharam kyon beche
ik din to mar jaana hai
tyaag kapat chhal prabhu ke dhaam chal
wahin tere daag mitenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

bachpan khoya khel mein tu ne
khoyi jawaani bhog mein
bhool ke tu bhagwan ko praani
phas gaya jagat ke moh mein
aaya budhaapa ab to ram bhaj
tere dukh wahi harenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

amrit taj ke vish kyon peeta
ram naam ras pee le
kaam krodh mad moh lobh taj
hari charnon mein jee le
hari charnon mein janam maran ke
bandhan tere katenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

Part 2

prabhu darshan ko badhe ja rahe
baalak vriddh jawaan
oonch neech sadhu sanyasi
nirdhan kya dhanwaan
ganga yamuna ki dhaara mein
jin ki mahim hai avichal
pralay ke toofaanon mein bhi jo
hain sadiyon se achal atal
yug yug se bharat bhoomi
gaaye jin ka gun gaan
woh hain naath anaathon ke
shri badrinath bahgwan
shri badrinath bahgwan
ab jeevan ki har mushkil ko
wahi aasaan karenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

Part 3

chhaale pade chaahe paaon mein tere
suraj tapey aasmaan mein
haar na himmat badhta hi chal re
tapte registaan mein
tapte registaan mein
prabal hai bhakti ki shakti
tujhe koi kya rok sakenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भाग १

चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

आज नहीं तो कल जग से है जाना
दुनिया मुसाफिरखाना रे भाई
दुनिया मुसाफिरखाना है
धन के लिए धरम क्यों बेचे
इक दिन तो मर जाना है
त्याग कपट छल प्रभु के धाम चल
वहीं तेरे दाग मिटेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

बचपन खोया खेल में तू ने
खोई जवानी भोग में
भूल के तू भगवान को प्राणी
फंस गया जगत के मोह में
आया बुढ़ापा अब तो राम भज
तेरे दुख वही हरेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

अमृत तज के विष क्यों पीता
राम नाम रस पी ले
काम क्रोध मद मोह लोभ तज
हरी चरणों में जी ले
हरी चरणों में जनम मरण के
बंधन तेरे काटेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

भाग २

प्रभु दर्शन को बढ़े जा रहे
बालक वृद्ध जवान
ऊंच नीच साधू सन्यासी
निर्धन क्या धनवान
गंगा यमुना की धारा में
जिन की महिमा है अविचल
प्रलय के तूफानों में भी जो
हैं सदियों से अचल अटल
युग युग से भारत भूमि
गाये जिन का गुण गाँ
वो हैं नाथ अनाथों के
श्री बद्रीनाथ भगवान
श्री बद्रीनाथ भगवान
अब जीवन की हर मुश्किल को
वही आसान करेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

भाग ३

छाले पड़ें चाहे पाँव में तेरे
सूरज तपे आसमान में
हार ना हिम्मत बढ़ता ही चल रे
तपते रेगिस्तान में
तपते रेगिस्तान में
प्रबल है भक्ति की शक्ति
तुझे कोई क्या रोक सकेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे


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 : 3621 Post No. : 14432

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 16
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‘त’ – तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ, ओ जी ओ ओ ओ ॰ ॰ ॰

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फिर तेरी याद नए गीत सुनाने आई ॰ ॰ ॰

Never a day passes when your memories don’t pay a visit. . . bringing with them wonderful songs, heard and unheard. . . a treasure that keeps on playing in the alleys of the mind. . .

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Today’s episode features a wonderful breezy duet from the 1959 film ‘Naach Ghar’. This film is a social drama produced and directed by TS Tara, for the banner of Quality Pictures, Bombay. As the name suggests, the film has a theme that is built around a stage dance group, i.e. a nautanki group. It involves characters for whom dance and music is the drive in life; it also has others who would like to usurp and manipulate these passions for their own advantage; and then there are good hearted people who want to bring happiness to all. The cast of actors is very impressive – Ashok Kumar, Shobha Khote, Gopikrishan, Helen, Kamla Lakshman, Anoop Kumar, Dhumal, Iftikhar, Maya Das, Mirza Musharraf, Jamaal, Sujata, Bismillah, and Vivek.

As I check for details online, I come across a poster that shows Helen dancing in accompaniment with Gopi Krishan. Now this should be a veritable treat to watch – Helen dancing with an acknowledged master of classical dance. One of the websites https://bombaymann2.blogspot.com/ has reproduced a brief introduction of the film from the information booklet of the film, as below,

The whole worlds a stage – a Naachgar. Its impossible to tell its whole story in a small space like this. But we are glad here to introduce a few interesting characters whose strange doings give this story its fasicnation. . Radha: A simple village maiden who is in love with Mohan and eventually effaces herself in order that Mohan should be happy. . Mohan: A simple village youth, struck first by paralysis and then by a Raja’s bullet. He is dazzled by city life and, forsaking Radha, develops a strong infatuation for Renu, a city dancer. . Mohini: A young girl, orphaned by a storm. She finds her way into a Nautanki troupe and daydreams of happiness with Gopi, its organiser. But fate having decreed otherwise, she is ultimately forced into a Naachghar – away from her sweetheart. . Gopi: A Nautanki dancer, whose art show brilliantly in partnership with Mohini. They get lost to each other in the maze of city life – and take any knocks from fate in the process. . Shekhar: An opportunist, money-crazy couttier of the Raja of a state, who was the main barrier between Radha and Mohan and Gopi and Mohini. The only man he feared was Bihari. . Bihari: Orginally a guide in shikar-forest, he became the principal aide to the Raja Saheb and his chief confidant. . Raja Saheb: A large-hearted chief of a large state, who wanted to see everyone happy and prosperous. [Source: Booklet]

 

Geet Kosh lists 10 songs for this musical – all songs are created by the team of Sahir Ludhianvi and N Datta. The count of songs is like – one Rafi Sb solo, three Lata solos, four Rafi-Lata duets, and then one duet of Rafi Sb each with Asha and Geeta. Way back in September 2012, two songs of this film were posted in quick succession. Three more songs have followed in the interim. Today we get to the sixth song of this film. All songs are quite a treasure, and I hope the remaining songs will find their place on this blog shortly.

This song is one of the Rafi-Lata duets – kind of a teasing song, where in the lady requests not to be teased in public, and the gentleman wraps it up by stating that one should be open with one’s feelings – “दुनिया का डर क्या”.

A remarkable configuration of singing lines; the first two antaraas are all by Lata, with Rafi Sb making an appearance in the third. As the song progressed, I was almost thinking whether some error had been made and this was another solo. But then Rafi Sb’s voice appeared in the third antaraa. . . 🙂

Enjoy this quick paced and breeze tête-à-tête between lovers.

Song – Tumhen Kaise Kahoon O ji O O O  (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Mohammed Rafi + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

log baaten banaayenge kya kya
be par ki udaayenge kya kya
log baaten banaayenge kya kya
be par ki udaayenge kya kya
hamen tak ke na yun
thandi aahen bharo
hamen tak ke na yun
thandi aahen bharo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

ham ne maana ke hum hain tumhaare
phir bhi achhe nahin ye ishaare
ham ne maana ke hum hain tumhaare
phir bhi achhe nahin ye ishaare
bairi duniya ki nazron se kuchh to daro
bairi duniya ki nazron se kuchh to daro
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

pyaar karna to kya jag se darna
baat kehna to phir kya mukarna
pyaar karna to kya jag se darna
baat kehna to phir kya mukarna
jo bhi karna hai duniya mein khul ke karo
jo bhi karna hai duniya mein khul ke karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
tumhen kaise kahoon
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

लोग बातें बनाएँगे क्या क्या
बे पर की उड़ायेंगे क्या क्या
लोग बातें बनाएँगे क्या क्या
बे पर की उड़ायेंगे क्या क्या
हमें तक के ना यूं
ठंडी आहें भरो
हमें तक के ना यूं
ठंडी आहें भरो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

हमने माना के हम हैं तुम्हारे
फिर भी अच्छे नहीं ये इशारे
हमने माना के हम हैं तुम्हारे
फिर भी अच्छे नहीं ये इशारे
बैरी दुनिया की नज़रों से कुछ तो डरो
बैरी दुनिया की नज़रों से कुछ तो डरो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

प्यार करना तो क्या जग से डरना
बात कहना तो फिर क्या मुकरना
प्यार करना तो क्या जग से डरना
बात कहना तो फिर क्या मुकरना
जो भी करना है दुनिया में खुल के करो
जो भी करना है दुनिया में खुल के करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ


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 : 3620 Post No. : 14429

98 years ago, this day, was born this exceptional artist – Hemant Kumar. A singing voice that is remembered and cherished for it depth and softness. His versatility with the lower octaves is a measure of wonder. And a pleasure to listen to the songs sung by him.

I was checking online today for news and articles on the occasion of his birth anniversary. I found some – new and less recent. What amazes me is the shallowness of research effort that people put into such endeavours. All articles talk about the beginning of his career in Hindi films – ‘Jaal’ (1952) and SD Burman’s “Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahaan” as a singer; and as a music director – “Nagin” (1954). One article, based on an interview with him, at least gets to the correct debut as a music director – ‘Anand Math’ (1952). But as a singer, the complete period of 1945 to 1951 is completely overlooked.

Not too many songs to list for this part of his career, but at least the correct information needs to be investigated and presented. His debut Hindi film as a singer is ‘Iraada’ from 1945. For the next 5 to 6 years, he is on record as having sung 2 to 3 songs per year, before reaching the early 1950s, and getting the popular acknowledgement.

For today’s remembrance, I present this wonderful song from the film ‘Banphool’ of 1945. The lyrics of this song are written by Narendra Nath Tuli and the music composition is by Dhiren Mitra. This song is a kind of ‘naat’ in the honor of the Almighty, telling about his qualities as a benevolent Master, and as an unforgiving Judge who would impartially impart justice for both the good and the bad deeds. The mukhda (title line) of this song is an exhortation to revere Him and to connect with Him in love and submission, for He is the true benefactor.

लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो

On this Holy day of Eid celebration, I present this song in the honor of the Almighty, who is essentially the Father figure for this entire creation. Praise Be Upon Him.

And wishing a very Happy Eid to all friends and readers.
Aameen.

 

Song – Laga Us Se Lau Tu Madadgaar Hai Wo  (Banphool) (1945) Singer – Hemant Kumar, Lyrics – Narendra Nath Tuli, MD – Dhiren Mitra (Dhirendra Chandra Mitra)

Lyrics

laga us se. . .
lau tu. . .
madadgaar hai. . . wo

laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
tu ban uska banda
ke ghamkhaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
tu ban uska banda
ke ghamkhaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

sitamgaar jis par na ye zulm dhaaye
jo sakhti ke aage na sar ko jhukaaye
sitamgaar jis par na ye zulm dhaaye
jo sakhti ke aage na sar ko jhukaaye
nadaar ho kar bhi khudgaar hai jo
nadaar ho kar bhi khudgaar hai jo
tu banda hai uska talabgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

haan. . aan
ghani aur muflis pe. . .
waa ik nazar hai. . .
keeneh ki badi ke ey. . .
mutaabiq ajar hai
wo samjhega us se gunehgaar hai jo
wo samjhega us se gunehgaar hai jo
badal uske khoo hai ki
jabbaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

laga us se. . .
lau tu. . .
madadgaar hai. . . wo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लगा उस से ॰ ॰ ॰
लौ तू ॰ ॰ ॰
मददगार है ॰ ॰ ॰ वो

लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
तू बन उसका बंदा
के ग़मखार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
तू बन उसका बंदा
के ग़मखार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

सितमगार जिस पर ना ये ज़ुल्म ढाये
जो सख्ती के आगे ना सर को झुकाये
सितमगार जिस पर ना ये ज़ुल्म ढाये
जो सख्ती के आगे ना सर को झुकाये
नादार हो कर भी खुदगार है जो
नादार हो कर भी खुदगार है जो
तू बंदा है उसका तलबगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

हाँ॰॰आँ
ग़नी और मुफलिस पे ॰ ॰ ॰
वा इक नज़र है ॰ ॰ ॰
कीन्हे की बदी के ए॰ ॰ ॰
मुताबिक अजर है
वो समझेगा उस से गुनहगार है जो
वो समझेगा उस से गुनहगार है जो
बदल उस के खू है की
जब्बार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

लगा उस से ॰ ॰ ॰
लौ तू ॰ ॰ ॰
मददगार है ॰ ॰ ॰ वो


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

Blog Day : 3620 Post No. : 14428

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 69 # Singer – Kishore Kumar #
(Voice of Kishore Kumar in Seventies)
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‘5 Rifles’ (1974) – (‘पांच रायफल’) as the movie’s Censor Certificate mentions it or (‘५ रायफलें’) as the movies titles mention it – was produced, directed and written by IS Johar. It was a Shanker BC presentation for Delux Productions (India). The movie has a ‘U’ certificate, still its online version requires a confirmation of age 🙂 I don’t know why? anyway I had to watch only the title credits for information 😉 . The film was passed by censors on 09.08.1974.

It had Ambika Johar, Rakesh Khanna, Shahi Kapoor, Anil Johar, Kamal Kapoor, Veena, Sapru, Satyadip, Murad, Keti Irani, Keshto Mukherjee, IS Johar, Ravi, Ram Avtar, Chanda, Qamar Sarhadi, Nazeer Kashmiri, Kedar Sehgal, Bairam, Bali Jajani, Omi, and Master Anu. Editing for this movie was done by M.S. Shinde. DR Thakkar and Faruk Kaiser were the associate directors of this movie. Darius Gotla was the Executive Producer of this movie, whereas Seeroo Daryanani (I think it is one person only) was the associate producer.

This movie had total six songs, including the famous qawwaali – “Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom Sharaabi” which is already posted on our blog. The qawwaliis written by Nazaan Sholapuri while Aziz Nazaan was the composer and the singer. For the remaining five songs, four are written by Rajendra Krishna and one by Indeevar. Music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. The movie titles under singers mention the name of Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar only.

HFGK Vol V liststhe following songs in the for this movie,

  • Wo kya cheez hai maharaj… duniya ke banaane waale ne (Kishore Kumar)
  • Pyaar ke patang ki dor jiske haath hai (Kishore Kumar, chorus)
  • Jab se sarkaar ne nashaabandi tod di (Kishore Kumar, chorus)
  • Teraa husn Allaah Allaah teraa roop Raam Raam (Kishore Kumar)
  • Malmal mein badan mora chamke (Asha Bhonsle)

and for the famous qawwaali included in this movie it mentions a note;

In this movie one popular qawwali ‘Jhoom baraabar jhoom sharaabi (Singer-Composer: Aziz Nazan/Lyricist – Nazan Sholapuri) was picturized on Ambika Johar in this movie.

I wonder how Ambika Johar would have felt lip syncing this qawaali in thick and heavy set male voice. 😉 In his write-up presenting the above qawwaali song Atul ji has already mentioned the following-

In reality, this qawwaali was not created for this movie. This qawwaali was created by Aziz Nazaan for his mushairas. He was the singer as well as the music director of this qawwaali. 

However, after going through details of this movie mentioned in HFGK Vol-V, I was curious to know where the credit for this qawwaali have been mentioned in the titles of this movie. It appears in the ‘Assistants’ section – for ‘music assistants’ – mentioning Babla as ‘assistant’ and Parte as ‘arranger’, Conducted by Frank Fernand, followed by mentioning that ‘Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom’ by ‘Courtesy the Gramophone Co. India Ltd and Aziz Nazan, lyrics Nazan Sholapuri’, and as we all know that ironically the film today is identified with this famous qawwaali only and its other songs didn’t even get noticed or are remembered today if I am not wrong.

I could not find information about the plot / story of the film. A comment on the internet from a reader suggests that the movie was about a fictitious story set in the backdrop of the battle for freedom. The story is about a kingdom in an unspecified time era, which conquered by a foreign power, and the efforts of the royal family and a handful of activists to wrest back their freedom.

I had vague memories of watching this film in my childhood with my parents. However, I only remember the ‘monkeys with the rifles’ and over the years after that, reading about this film, I got to know that there were the ‘look-alikes’ of ‘Rajesh Khanna’ and ‘Shashi Kapoor’ in this film. But the one memory that has been permanently associated with this film’s name is the famous ‘qawwaali’. It was very popular in those years and continues to be so for many years. It was frequently heard over loud speakers then.

Almost six years back I came across this song sung by Kishore Kumar and on checking I find that this was from this movie ‘Five Rifles’. Listening to this song give a me a feeling of hearing it many years back on radio or elsewhere. I had shared this song with Atul ji then, but somehow it remained to be posted for this day today 🙂

So, fortunately I get to share this song from this movie sung by Kishore Kumar which is a ‘patriotic song’ in disguise of a romantic song. On screen it is lip synced by Rakesh Khanna who is also trying to enact the mannerisms of the Superstar Rajesh Khanna. The situation of the song; (after watching this part of the movie having this song)

Rakesh Khanna a ‘deshbhakt’ is in jail where the officer Khotu’s wife ‘Madam Khotu’ (?) (don’t know who the actress is) is having a crush on him, goes to meet him and get him released from the jail. Since, her husband is eyeing over Rakesh’s fiancée Rajkumari – of Rakesh Khanna. So, she is doing a ‘tit for tat’ to her husband. She takes our hero to her ‘mahal’ and orders him to sing a song praising her beauty.

‘Mr. Rakesh, hamaare husn ki taarif karo’ … warna ‘khatm kar diye jaaoge’

As our hero is still not ready to surrender her, she gives him a final call

Tumko apni jaan bhi pyaari nahin’

‘Mujhe apne desh se jyaada kuchh bhi pyaara nahin’

 ‘Jhooth mat bolo’ …

Madam Khotu finally gets the hero’s ‘mangetar’ there,

‘Agar iski zindagi chaahte ho to …’

On the other side, the ‘mangetar’ also threatens the hero of losing his love if he sings a song. As our hero is in a dilemma, his eyes fall upon the map of India on the wall behind Madam Khotu’s ‘sinhaasan’. This gives him an idea, and he improvises, singing a ‘patriotic song’ for the country, disguised as a song praising Madam Khotu’s ‘beauty’.

Here is this beautiful song sung by Kishore Kumar and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Lyrics are by Rajendra Krishna. And I think I can mention this here that after the qawwaali of this film was posted on the blog on 30th Jun 2009, this song is coming on to the blog today after a gap of almost NINE years.

Wishing herewith all ‘Eid Mubarak’ today let us now enjoy this song …

[Author’s Note: – I had noted one additional stanza at the time of sending this song in 2012, and noted that its video is not available. This additional stanza is given after the main song. I could not find its audio or video even now. Also, I do not remember the source of this additional stanza now.]

[Ed Note: We already have a category on this blog named “Dance Under Duress”; with this song, we now introduce a similar category “Sing Under Duress”. 🙂 ]

 

Song – Tera Husn Allah Allah, Tera Roop Ram Ram (Five Rifles) (1974) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
ek main hi nahin
tere karodon ghulaam
ek main hi nahin
tere karodon ghulaam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam

tu jo palke jhukaa dein
himaalaa jhuke
tu jo palke jhukaa dein
himaalaa jhuke
tu isharaa kare
gangaa jamunaa ruke
teri julfen sanwaare
kashmir ki hawaa
teri julfen sanwaare
kashmir ki hawaa
dhoyein kanyakumaari
tere paanv sadaa
tere kadmon ki dhool ko
sitaaron ka salaam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam

tu meraa ishq hai
meraa imaan hai
tu meraa ishq hai
meraa imaan hai
main teri jaan hoon
tu meri jaan hai
teraa deewaana hoon ye
dikhaadoonga main
teraa deewaana hoon ye
dikhaadoonga main
teri aawaaz pe
sar kataa loongaa main
teri khaatir main pea loonga
zehar kaa bhi jaam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam

(following lyric’s audio/video not found)

aaj kitney dilon pe teraa raaj hai
ye teri saadgee hi teraa taaj hai
kya ajantaa ki main
tujhko moorat kahun
tu banaaras ki subah
aavadh ki hai shaam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
ek main hi nahin
tere karodon ghulaam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
एक मैं ही नहीं
तेरे करोड़ों गुलाम
एक मैं ही नहीं
तेरे करोड़ों गुलाम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम

तू जो पलकें झुका दें
हिमाला झुके
तू जो पलकें झुका दें
हिमाला झुके
तू इशारा करे
गंगा जमुना रुके
तेरी जुल्फें सवारे
कश्मीर की हवा
धोएं कन्याकुमारी तेरे पाँव सदा
तेरे क़दमों की धुल को
सितारों का सलाम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम

तू मेरा इश्क है
मेरा ईमान है
तू मेरा इश्क है
मेरा ईमान है
मैं तेरी जान हूँ
तू मेरी जान है
तेरा दीवाना हूँ ये
दिखा दूंगा मैं
तेरा दीवाना हूँ ये
दिखा दूंगा मैं
तेरी आवाज़ पे
सर कटा लूँगा मैं
तेरी खातिर मैं पी लूँगा
ज़हर का भी जाम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम

(पंक्तियाँ, जिनकी दृश्य-श्रव्य कड़ी नहीं मिली)

आज कितने दिलों पे तेरा राज है
ये तेरी सादगी ही तेरा ताज है
क्या अजन्ता की मैं
तुझको मूरत कहूँ
तू बनारस की सुबह
अवध की है शाम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
एक मैं ही नहीं
तेरे करोड़ों गुलाम

 


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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 14400 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3600 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Movies with all their songs covered =1146
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