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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 Savera-58. It is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. The Lyricist was Shailendra and the composer was Sailesh Mukherjee. This song was quite popular during its time and I was surprised to see that this was not yet posted on the Blog.

The composer Shailesh Mukherjee was a multifaceted artist. He was an actor as well as a singer. He composed music for 3 films. He acted as a Hero under the name of Shreekant Gaurav,in 3 films namely, Miya Bibi Razi-60, Pyar ki pyas-61 and an unreleased film Monica-62. He sang 19 songs in 11 films from Andhon ki duniya-47 to Suhani Raat-74. After retiring from Hindi films, he used to interview Bangla stars for Calcutta A.I.R. After that he came back and became an Architect and Interior Decorator, doing work on stars’ and their relatives’ bungalows. He bought 26 acres of land in Karjat, near Bombay and built a farm house for family enjoyment there. He was so much attached to Karjat that after his death, as per his wish, his ashes were scattered on this land in Karjat !

His daughter Kajri also became an actress and did films like Tumhara Kallu-75, Sangat-75, Balika Badhu-76, Dillagi-78. etc etc. She won the Best Supporting actress Filmfare award for Balika Badhu-76 also. She was married to the son of character artist Bipin Gupta’s son. Sailesh Mukherjee’s son and later Grandson became Architects and Interior Decorators as per his wishes. ( Thanks to Ms. Meeta Mukherjee, daughter in law of Sailesh Mukherjee for providing all this information to me.)

Film Savera-58 was directed by a well known director Satyen Bose. The cast was Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Bipin Gupta, Dhumal, Ramesh Sinha, Narmada Shankar etc etc.

Bipin Gupta was born to a Bengali family on 27th August 1905 in Meerut, the 5th child of his parents Trailokya Nath Gupta and Khemankari Devi.They later moved to Barrackpore. He attended the Chinsura Training School and the Barrackpore Government High School. He was married to Annapurna Devi.

Gupta’s first Bengali film was Chokher Bali ( Film Padosan in Hindi was made based on this film later ) directed by Sotu Sen in 1938. Throughout his career he had worked on almost 300 films though he played the hero only once, in the film Noori-1934. It was produced by Durga International Films, Calcutta. His Heroine was Sheela Devi. It was a flop movie.

He started working in Radio in 1934 and by 1936 he became a professional stage artist. He stayed for 30 years in Bombay to establish himself in Bollywood.

In 1964 he produced the film Daal Me Kala, directed by Satyen Bose and starring Nimmi, Kishore Kumar and Abhi Bhattacharya. The film took almost 4 years to make.

Bipin Gupta worked in over Hindi and Bengali films. He generally did the roles of Zamindar, teacher, father, Grandfather etc. All character roles. His voice was very good. Once, in Madras, while shooting for film “Teen Bahuraniya” at Gemini Studios, Prithviraj Kapoor lost his voice. Bipin Gupta dubbed all his film dialogues.

He died on 8th September 1981 in Calcutta. His son married Kajri- the daughter of Sailesh Mukherjee, actor, singer and composer. She too was an actress.( Thanks to Harish Raghuvanshi ji for some information ).

Normally information is available on internet or in books for well known actors. In Hindi cinema, there are hundreds of small actors and actresses, about whom no information is available anywhere. If some information is at all available, it will be very sketchy and incomplete. In some old yearbooks of Hindi film industry, such actors were to be found with 5-6 lines about them. In such cases, they are kept alive by the Picture Galleries, created, maintained and updated periodically, by two stalwarts, viz. Dr. Surjit Singh ji and Greta memsaab ji- both from USA. It is ironical that no efforts from the film industry in India are known to have been made in this direction. With existing Picture Galleries by these two great souls, at least these faces have their rightful names now. Other than this no information is available on them anywhere.

In such a situation, Mr. M.N.Sardana ji from Delhi and shri Venkataraman ji from Hyderabad and their associates are doing yeomans’ service by writting about less known but frequently seen on screen small actors of Hindi Cinema. M.N.Sardana ji especially needs an honourable mention for enrichinng the group “Woh din yaad karo” on Facebook by regularly bringing such actors to limelight by writing small bio notes on them. My hats off to M.N.Sardana ji. I am simply amazed to see his tremendous knowledge in this field. Students of Hindi film history-like me- will be indebted to him for his services in this field.

Here is what M.N.Sardana ji wrote about an actor called Narbada Shankar ( Narmada Shankar ), sometime back…

Narbada Shankar – one of the most memorable character actors of Hindi cinema. His voice is so unforgettable and unique, you know its him without even seeing him. He played a wide variety of roles but he was most commonly seen as a Pandit / Shastri / Pujari or a Doctor. But he is up for playing much more — he’s been father-in-laws of prospective brides / husbands, opinionated neighbours, an exorcist, a detective, a postman, a tangewala, etc. etc. the list goes on.

Shankar was born Narmada Shankar Tribhuvan Nayak. In his early career he is said to have worked primarily as a female impersonator in New Alfred Theatre Company dramas (when women were forbidden from performing in dramas). In this role he would enter film with Turki Hoor (1925) playing a female role. He worked on and off thru the next two decades with not much success. It wasn’t until the late 40s he would begin to get noticed.

With the role of the Judge in Namoona (1949) Narbada began his journey into a major character actor. He continued playing the diverse roles mentioned above thru the 50s, 60s and 70s. He slowed down and did less work in the 80s. Ek Chitthi Pyar Bare (1985) is one of his last films where he characteristically plays a doctor. He passed away on November 13, 1988 in Malad, Mumbai.

Film Savera-58 had very good songs. The story centred around a doctor who becomes a criminal due to circumstances and after realising his mistake surrenders,serves a jail term and begins a new life. The film is available on You Tube. I had seen it in 1958 itself, but to refresh my memory, I saw it again now. The story of Savera-58 is…

Dr, Kundan (Ashok kumar) is fro a middle class family. He has a childhood friend Shanti (Meenakumari) and they plan to marry once he becomes a doctor. After becoming a doctor, while serving in a Hospital, Kundan is blamed and held responsible for a patient’s death due to wrong medicine given by some other doctor. He is removed from service and does not get a job. He becomes a criminal. He meets shanti and upon her advice leaves criminal life and becomes a Sanyasi-Poornanand. A murder charge is put on him when he was a criminal and he faces the case in the court. He defends himself in the court and successfully proves that not he but victim’s wife was the murderer.
He however gets sentence for his other crimes and goes to jail. When he comes out, Shanti is waiting for him outside. They both travel towards a New Savera…a New Life.

Let us now enjoy this Manna Dey song from Savera-58.


Song-Jeewan ke raaste hazaar (Sawera)(1958) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Sailesh Mukherji
Chorus
Manna Dey + Chorus

Lyrics

om om om
om om om
om om om

man ke andhiyare mein
soone galiyare mein
jaago jyotirmay
jaago
jaago
jaago
jaago
jaago

o o
o o
o o
o o

jeewan ke raaste hazaar
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
zara soch ke chal bande
har kadam pe hain bharam ke jaal
tu ?? chal bande
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
jeewan ke raaste hazaar

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

dil mein chhupa chor tujhe le ke jahaan jaaye
tujhe le ke jahaan jaaye
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

dil mein chhupa chor tujhe le ke jaahaan jaaye
us gali se mud ke kabhi koi na aa paaye
koi na aa paaye
haar ke na baithh
apne aap ko badal bande
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
jeewan ke raaste hazaar

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

dhal rahi hai chhal ki raat
ho chala sawera
dekho ho chala sawera
aa aa aa

dhal rahi hai chhal ki raat
ho chala sawera
aise mein bhi haaye tere dil mein hai andhera
dil mein hai andhera
man ke dwaar khol zara
dhoop mein nikal bande
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
ho o
ho o
ho o
ho o o

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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.

While discussing interesting songs from the decade of the 50s, one can not keep away from C Ramchandra’s films. In the early 1950s, Chitalkar was in great demand and his films were becoming popular because of his songs. Of course, there were films like Jhanjhar-53 and Ghungroo-52, which did not become hits in spite of good songs.

Jhanjhar-53 was his own production and he had put great efforts in composing songs for Jhanjhar-53. At the same tie, Filmistan’s film “Anarkali “was also in the making and C.Ramchandra was its Music Director. At one point of time, C.Ramchandra was spending lot of time on Jhanjhar and Filmistan feared that he may neglect their film Anarkali. They even sent a legal notice to him alleging so. Of course, C.Ramchandra refuted this charge. When both films released, it was Anarkali’s music which proved to be record making popular and a hit, while Jhanjhar was declared a Flop. Jhanjhar was a story of an Indian family settled in Malaysia and C.Ramchandra had used Malaysian fast music tunes for this film, but it did not click.

Similarly, Ghungroo-52, which was produced by C.Ramchandra’s close friend Omprakash, was naturally offered to him for its music. Omprakash was its Hero and had two Heroines-Sumitra Devi and Kuldeep kaur, because he had a double role in this film. CR too left no efforts to compose the tunes with great efforts, but the film flopped but the music became popular. In my opinion, all the songs are good in this film, but as the film flopped the songs did not reach a larger audience. Today’s song is from this film, Ghunghroo-52.

The film was directed by Hiren Bose. His name may not be familiar to most readers, but he was a big gun in Bengal. In Bombay, he did not have much success. Several well known actors came from Bengal. Many Directors like, Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Nabendu Ghosh, Basu Chatterjee, Basu Bhattacharya, Shakti Samanta, Amiya Chakravarty, Gyan Mukherjee etc enriched the Hindi cinema.

Music directors who came from Bengal like,Hemant kumar,Salil Chaudhari,S D Burman,Anil Biswas,K C Dey,Pankaj Mullik etc provided us wonderful everlasting music.

Most of the directors and composers from Bengal are well known to most of us,but there was ONE name that appeared in many categories like Actor,Director,Story writer,S/Play writer,Lyricist,and Composer too,yet that name is as obscure today as it can be !

That name is HIREN BOSE ( Hirendra Kumar Bose).

Born in Calcutta on 26-9-1903,Hiren completed his college education and learnt classical music & Rabindra sangeet to such proficiency that soon he earned titles of “Vidya Bhushan” and “Sangeet Ratna “. He wrote in Begali papers and for Bangla films too.

He knew that if he has to shine in Films,he must go to Bombay and operate in both in Bombay and Calcutta.He saw Anil Biswas struggling hard in those days and advised him to come to Bombay.Hiren Bose was a very respected man in Film world.Accordingly Anil Biswas came to Bombay and Hiren gave him his first film for Music Direction-Dharam ki Devi-1935,for which Hiren Bose was the Director.

Hiren Bose started acting and directing Bangla filma from 1931 and did 20 films till 1957.

In 1932 he wrote the story and s/play for meerabai-32 and again for Rajrani meera-33.His Hindi films were,Dharam ki devi,Piya ki Jogan,mahageet,India in Africa,Daasi,Banjare,Ghungroo,Raami Dhoban and Raj Ratan.

He even directed a Telugu film-Bhakta Jaidev-1938.

Mahageet-37 was the First Hindi film to have Playback singing from Bombay( after Calcutta in 1935).

Hiren Bose gave music to only 2 films- India in Africa-39 for which no records were issued and then Raami Dhoban-1953.

his last film was Ek Tara(Bangla)-1957. Then he retired.

Hiren Bose died on 18-6-1987 at Calcutta and a most versatile,multifaceted and multilingual personality disappeared for ever.

The cast of the film Ghungroo-52 was Omprakash, Sumitra Devi, Kuldeep Kaur, Badri Pershad, K.N.Singh,Murad etc etc.

Hamid Ali Murad or simply Murad was born at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh in 1911. He was very fair and good looking. He came to Bombay in 1942 to seek roles in films. Mehboob Khan had just established his own studio and Production hose and was making his first film Najma. He gave a role to the fair and handsome Murad in film Najma and thus started his film career with a character role. His career lasted till film Tamacha-1988, All these years he did only character roles.

Murad was so fair and tall that, in those days, many Policemen saluted him as if he was a British person !

Due to his personality, he would be selected for roles of Judge, Police Commissioner, Badshah or a Maharaja. He was a favourite of producers / directors like Mehboob, K.Asif, Sohrab Modi, Kardar, Nitin Bose, Bimal Roy, K.A.Abbas, M.Sadiq etc, who would cast him in their films. Murad did more than 3oo films and in almost 250 films, he did the role of a Judge. That must be a sort of a record,like Iftekhar as Police Commissioner !

Some of his famous films were Andaz, Anandmath, Do Bigha Zameen, Mirza Ghalib, Durgesh Nandini,Heer, Yahudi, Mugha e Azam, Palki etc etc. He fitted perfectly inn Costume, Mughal and Historical films. In 1976-77, he became President of Cine Artistes Association. In 1981, he suffered from Paralysis, but continued to work in films till 1988.

Murad died on 24-4-1997, leaving behind a wife, 3 daughters and one son. His son Raza Murad-famous for his voice- is also an actor. ( Thanks to shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for information on Murad. )

Film Ghunghroo(1952) had 9 songs. 2 songs are already discussed by Sadanand Kamath ji. This will be the 3rd song. 2 Duets were by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum. C.Ramchandra had always banked on Shamshad for naughty, playful and comic songs in his films. She too did full justice to his trust Some of their duets like “Mere Piya gaye Rangoon” have become iconic songs. After Lata Mangeshkar became his lead singer, his films were clearly divided into comic, playful and serious songs. While Chitalkar took care of the playful comic songs, serious soft songs were reserved for Lata- who excelled in such songs.

Initially, C.Ramchandra tried to make comic duets with Lata, but he soon found that she was not very comfortable with such songs, though she did full justice to the songs. For example, in film Sargam-50, Lata had 6 duets with Chitalkar and Rafi, in addition to 2 solos and 1 duet with Saraswati Rane. Chitalkar had one solo. No doubt all songs of Sargam-50 became popular, but Lata’s solo and duet with Rane were too good songs. C.Ramchandra had realised that soft and serious songs( Birah songs, particularly) were the comfort zone of Lata and she excelled in such songs. So he was keen on keeping at least 3-4 such songs in every film for Lata.

Today’s song is also a fun song by Chitalkar and Shamshad. The Lyricist of this light hearted song is Rajendra Krishna. Enjoy this duet….


Song-Mere peechhe peechhe aake (Ghunghroo)(1952) Singers-Shamshad Begam, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

ah ha hahaha

mere peechhe pichhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

ye jhooth moothh ki khansi
main lagwa doongi faansi
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

ye gali nahin tere baap ki
jaagir nahin hai aapki
ye gali nahin tere baap ki
jaagir nahin hai aapki
mere peechhe tum na aao
mere aage tum na jaao
yoon daal na mujhpe dore
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mere peechhe peechhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

lahron mein shor machaaun
aur tumko maja chakhaaun
lahro me shor machaaun
aur tumko maja chakhaaun
main hanste hanste phir bhi
kho kho kho khaanse jaaun
pad jaao painyya more
aur kaho o gore chhore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khans re

mere peechhe peechhe aake
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re

lo padi main tore painyya
lo padi main tore painyya
ab maana mujhko sainyya
maana re maana
ab chhodo meri bainyya
hum ho gaye hum to tore
o chhore gore gore
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
ye jhoothh moothh ki khaansi
ab phir na kahna faansi
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re
mat khaans re


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 parody song from Devar Bhabhi-58. It is sung by Mohd.Rafi,under the baton of Music Director Ravi. The song is written by Raja Mehandi Ali Khan. The film is making a debut on the Blog with this song.
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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.

Today’s song is from a film made by Gemini, Madras, namely ‘Sansaar'(1951). It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and an unknown male, with chorus.
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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.

Today’s song is from a less known film of the early 1950s. The film is Chamkee-52. Though it was not a famous film, and its songs were not popular, this was a film of significance for more than one reason.
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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 (24 february 2017) is the biggest Shiv festival of India-MAHASHIVRATRI. I, on this occasion, wish all our readers a very pious, happy and fulfilling day of Bhakti and celebration.
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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 Panna-44. All the songs of this film were sung by Shamshad Begum for the film version, whereas records were issued in the voice of Rajkumari. The Blog already has 5 of the 8 songs posted. This is the 6th song from the film to appear in the blog.
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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.

Today’s song is a “Special ” song from film Gulbakavali-47. It is written by Munshi Shefta, the MD was Phiroz Dastoor and the song is sung by Menakabai.
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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.

Today’s song is from the film Sailaab-56. The film was produced by Mukul Roy under the banner of his own company “M.R.Films”. The film was directed by Guru Dutt and its music was given by the producer Mukul Roy himself.
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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.

Today’s song is from Gemini Films’ presentation- Raj Tilak-1958.

This film is important for HFM historians for two reasons.
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