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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

There are cases in history, where Talent alone has not helped. The Luck factor plays a vital role in one’s life. But then, what is Luck ? Call it opportunities, recognition, fame, money…. call it what you may like to, but Luck is a factor.

Otherwise, so many talented actors, singers, composers, directors or even Producers would not rot in film industry. The case of the film ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’-75 can be cited as a classic example. If it was not for Luck, how come a low budget film, made by a repeatedly failed prducer Satram Rohra, became one of the top blockbusters of all times ? Surprisingly, after this movie, next ventures of Satram Rohra were again failures, proving that this one off success was a flash in the pan. Though he was benefited by “Jai Santoshi Maa”-75, neither the Music Director C. Arjun nor the film’s director Vijay Sharma got any benefit from the film. Probably they were not as lucky.

I do not want to dwell on examples and a lengthy discussion in favour of Luck, but let us not forget that many talented artistes, who showed great promise with their initial achievements failed inexplicably in their later careers. At least two examples can be quoted, that of composer Ram Ganguly and singer Mubarak Begum (RIP).

Today’s song is from the film “Sangam”-54. It is sung by Geeta Dutt, Talat Mehmood and chorus, under the baton of composer Ram Ganguly. Unfortunately, Ram Ganguly has no identity beyond his most famous film ” Aag”-48 ( which was his 3rd film), making many people think that this was the only film that he did. Sometimes he is mistaken even for composer Ramlal (Choudhari).

Born on 5-8-1928, Ram ganguly soon achieved expertise in playing Violin, at the age of just 10 years. He was highly appreciated when he played Violin at the All India Congress Party Session at Calcutta. Listening to his Violin, composer R C Boral immediately offered him a job in New Theatres. There he met Prithviraj Kapoor and they became friends. Following Kapoor, Ram too proceeded to Bombay. He joined Prithwi Theatres as a Music Director for their stage dramas. His music in the famous drama “Deewar” became popular. Raj Kapoor had sung a song in that drama, for which HMV took out a record also- “Hum babu naye niraale hain”.

Ram’s first film as a Music Director was Jayant Desai’s “Maharana Pratap”-46. He did one more film for Desai, “Mahatulsi Vrinda”-47. When Raj Kapoor made his first film, “Aag”-48, selection of Ram Ganguly as its Music Director was natural, because Raj knew him very well from the Prithwi Days. Ram Ganguli took Tabla player Shanker and Harmonium player Jaikishen as his assistants, having known them earlier. Little did he know at that time that this pair would edge him out from Raj camp and that they would firmly establish themselves there. Ram Ganguli gave excellent songs for film Aaag-48, which were sung by Shamshad, Mukesh and Sailesh Mukherjee.

Inspite of his good performance, he was thrown out by Raj Kapoor for his next venture Barsaat, for 2 reasons. One – Ganguli being an old guard did not fit into the future plans of Raj Kapoor, who wanted to innovate and bring in New ideas and Two, he was told that Ganguly was trying to use Barsaat tunes for outside producers. While the first reason seems to be plausible, the second reason seems to be an excuse. God only knows the truth, but Shankar Jaikishan were capable of anything- if one knows what they did in the coming years to win Awards and contracts.

In all, Ram Ganguly gave music in just 13 films and 1 unreleased film. His films were Maharana Pratap-46, Mahatulsi Vrinda-47, Aag-48, Jalsa-48, Banvasi-48, Anmol moti-49, Ram Darshan-50,Deepak-51, Sangam-54, Gawaiya-54,(this film also saw the end of Surendra’s singing career), When Prithwiraj Kapoor decided to make his famous drama “Paisa” into a film, he called only Ram Ganguly. He had been the music director for the original drama as well. He gave good songs but they failed to become popular. Then came Ten o’clock-58 and then his last film was Saaya-61. In between, a film Postmaster-55 remained unreleased.

Slowly Ram Ganguly was forgotten. He stopped getting films. No one came to him. Finally, frustrated, he left for Calcutta and died there sometime in 1983.

Because of his songs in film Aag-48, singer Sailesh Mukherjee came into limelight. He had only 2 songs in it but both became hits. His duet with Shamshad, “dekh chaand ki ore”sounds fresh and sweet even today. There were seven songs in Film Sangam-54. One song from this movie has been discussed here. A few more songs from this movie are available on You Tube and they are all good songs like the one we are going to enjoy today.

There were 3 films titled Sangam, made in 1941, 1954, and 1964. The Raj kapor film of 1964 is popular. Sangam-54 had a cast of Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar,K N Singh, Jeevan, Murad, Shashikala etc. The story of the film was one that professed “crime does not pay”.

Mangal is a very ambitious but poor person. he is always worried about the future of his only son Nandi- who is not very clever. He wanted nandi to have lot of wealth and happiness, but Nandi showed no talent of any type. Mangal hatched a plot and killed his employer Seth jamnadas, by strangulating him.Then he took his small kid and threw him from above a hill. Providentially, the kid survived and is brought up by a good person. He is now called Badal,instead of his real name Sunder.

Here Mangal props up his son Nandi, as Sunder and they both start enjoying life. Years pass by. Badal grows up and falls in love with Kamini. Once by coincidence, by seeing his locket, she realises that Badal is Sunder- the real son of Seth Jamnadas. kamini, with the help of police and some friends, collects proof and exposes Mangal and Nandi.

Mangal is arrested for his most amangal deeds and taken away by police, while kamini and Sunder unite happily.

Today’s song is a very sweet song, but one may feel that a little more pace would have made it better. I am sure you will like it. Talat Mehmood and Geeta Dutt have sung only 27 songs together and this will rank near the top of this list. Enjoy…..


Song-Raat hai armaan bhari (Sangam)(1954) Singers- Geeta Dutt,Talat Mehmood, Lyrics- Hasrat Jaipuri, MD- Ram Ganguly
Unknown male voice
Male chorus
Female chorus
Geeta Dutt+ Talat Mehmood

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o
o o o o
o o o

raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
hmm hmm hmm
raat hai armaan bhari
raat hai armaan bhari
aur kya suhaani raat hai
aaj bichhde dil miley hain
tera mera saath hai ae
raat hai armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
(o o o o o o)
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari

meri aankhon mein ishaare
teri aankhon mein hai pyaar
teri aankhon mein hai pyaar
chha gayi hai aaj armaanon pe matwaali bahaar
pyaar ke haathon mein dilbar
pyaar ke haathon mein dilbar
aaj mera haath hai ae
raat hai armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
(o o o o o o o)
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari

o o o
o o o
le rahe hain aaj dil ke
taar bhi angdaaiyaan
taar bhi angdaaiyaan
phir mili hai pyaar ke sangam se do parchhaaiyaan
chha gaya baadal khushi ka
chha gaya baadal khushi ka
pyaar ki barsaat hai ae
raat hai armaan bhari
aur kya suhaani raat hai
aaj bichhde dil miley hain
tera mera saath hai ae
raat hai armaan bhari ee

raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
(o o o o o o o )
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Today’s song is from the film Do Roti-57. It is sung by Shanker Dasgupta and Suman kalyanpur ( I think she was still Suman Hemady then), under the baton of composer Roshan.
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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.

Today’s song is from the film Mast Qalandar-55. It is sung by Shamshad Begum, Rafi and Master Sonik alongwith chorus. The mukhada of the song ” Mast qalandar dama dam” is quite a misleading one, as it has nothing to do with famous Punjabi/Sindhi qawali Dama dam mast qalandar. The phrase has been used here to describe a carefree man. This seems to be a street dance, sung to entertain the onlookers.
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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.

Today’s song is from the film Kismat-56. It is a duet sung by Shamshad Begum and Chitragupta.
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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.

Today’s song is from film Dahej-50, a melodramatic film from V.Shantaram. The song is sung by Jayashree Shantaram.
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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.

This is a song from the film Najaria-52. It is a duet by Kishore and an unknown female voice. The song is one of those rare songs when Kishore sang for someone other than himself or Dev Anand in the early 50s. That was the time when Kishore Kumar was trying hard, but composers were not taking him seriously as a singer. Only S D Burman started using him for Dev Anand from the film Baazi-51. Almost all other songs of Kishore were for himself on the screen.
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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.

Today’s song is from the film Samaadhi-50. It is sung by Shamshad Begum under the baton of Composer C.Ramchandra. This time the focus is not on C Ramchandra but on Shamshad Begum.
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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.

Today’s song is a typical Pre-69 song of Kishore kumar from his ‘sab kuch’ film Jhumroo-61.
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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.

Today’s song is from the film Shama-46. It is a duet sung by Shamshad Begum and Hameeda.
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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.

Today’s song is from film Bichhade Balam-48. It is a qawwaali-type song sung by three singers…Meena Kumari, A R Oza and Mohd. Hussain Farooqi.
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