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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 : 3470 Post No. : 13931

The Blog has registered One Crore visitors till 11 pm on 14th January 2018. Heartiest congratulations to Atul ji, Sudhir ji and all our team mates.

It is a mind boggling matter. One Crore visitors in 114 months works out to 87720 visitors per month or 2924 visitors per day, on an average (all figures appoximate). Splitting the hair further, it is 2 visitors per minute or 122 visitors per hour !

As per one report by WordPress, its blogs reach 198 countries in the world. So, probably, wherever English is understood and wherever Hindi music lovers exist, our Blog must be available for readers. In last 5 years, I have received mails from Fiji Islands, Kenya, Newzealand, Australia, U.K., U.S.A., Sharjah, Dubai, Doha, Qatar, Singapur, Hongkong and of course from all over India. These music lovers have comments, queries and opinions to share. I am sure, Atul ji must be getting mails from all over the world.

Statistics aside,it is worthwhile to understand why so many people visit this Blog. In my humble opinion, the following are some of the reasons-

1. It is not just a Blog providing songs, there are complete and accurate Lyrics too.

2. The write ups usually Carry a serious study of the film and the music presented, giving information which is interesting and informative too.

3. Whatever is presented, is highly credible and based on facts, references and verifiable sources.

4. Almost every comment made by the readers is answered either by the writer or one of the admins.

5. Decency,manners,courtesy and respect for readers is maintained in the presentations as well the answers to the queries.

6. There is no place for Religious or Political expressions or derogatory insinuations on anyone, in the presentations or answers to the comments.

7. The Blog provides ease of finding desired film songs.

8. As a Bonus, there is additional information available on Anniversaries of film related personalities, as well as lists of Composers, Lyricists and singers, with their contributions on the Blog.

9. In most cases, the readers get valuable information on old films, artistes and music, exclusively available only here and difficult to find anywhere on internet.

10. Blog caters to Music Lovers of any decades- from the 30s to the latest, through a team of contributors, who range in age from the 80s to the Teens.

11. There are teams of dedicated Lyrics writers and article contributors.

I feel proud to be a member of this team, ably led by the leader- ATUL JI. I wish the Blog many more peaks of successes in coming years.
The Blog has become a Cynosure of the world of Music Lovers, the world over.

Today’s song is from film Jailor-1958. This film from Minerva Movietone was a remake of its own film of the same name, made in 1938. This is a psychological melodrama, describing how a perfectly normal person becomes a bad one and due to circumstances becomes good again. There are shadows of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in this film.

Robert Louise Stevenson’s novel of 1886, ” The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ” was first made into a silent film in 1920, followed by a Talkie films in 1931, 1941, and as recent as 2006, in Hollywood. The 1931 film must have obviously inspired the writers of this film in 1938- Kamaal Amrohi and Ameer Haider. The screenplay was by J.K.Nanda and music was composed by Mir Saheb.

For the 1958 edition, the writers’ team continued, wih addition of O.P.Dutta for new dialogues. Madan Mohan composed its music. Sohrab Modi, of course, was the Director and the Hero in both editions of the film. Now he was joined by Kamini Kaushal, Geeta Bali, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nana Palshikar, Rajkumar khatri etc etc.

The film was not received with enthusisam. The role of Sohrab Modi, as the Jailor was not at all accepted by the audience. The role left many questions unanswered- like whether such changes can occur in a person at all or how can someone go to such extreme cruelty etc. Afterall it was a movie. Sohrab Modi excelled in Historical films. Social or family dramas were not a cup of his tea, was established by this film. It is still a wonder, why Modi chose this film for a remake over his many other successful films, for example Pukar-1939 ?

Madan Mohan’s sweet music was a redeeming factor and it did soothe the nerves of the audience after seeing Modi’s performance in this film. The story of the film was….

Dilip (Sohrab Modi) is a good natured kind hearted Jailor. He has a good looking wife Kanwal (Kamini Kaushal) and a doting girl child- Bali (Daisy Irani). Kanwal likes to enjoy modern life , like attending clubs etc, which Dilip does not like. Kanwal does not like her husband. She contacts her ex-lover Dr. Ramesh and both elope. She is not worried about her child also. This shock changes the life of Dilip and he becomes cruel, hot tempered and a nasty person, as if to avenge the world for what happened to him.

Kanwal and her lover meet with an accident. Ramesh loses his sight and Kanwal’s face is badly injured. When Dilip learns about her accident, he brings a repentant Kanwal back home. However he locks her in a room and tortures her, taunts her and tries to take revenge She is not allowed to meet her daughter, who is told that her mother has died. Once the daughter Bali falls sick, but Dilip does not allow Kanwal to tend her daughter also. frustrated and sad Kanwal commits suicide. Due to illness the daughter also dies.

This is another shock for Dilip, but it changes him to his old good nature. he becomes more kind, loving and helpful to others. one of his ex-convicts Prem (Rajkumar Khatri) kills the village rowdy when he tries to trouble his blind sister Chhaya(Geeta Bali) In the jail, Prem requests Dilip to look after his sister. Dilip meets and helps her. He starts loving Chhaaya. Unknown to him , Dr. Ramesh, now blind, comes to the same temple in which Chhaaya lives. they get to know each others and develop love.

When Dilip comes to know about their love, he spends his savings and helps both blind people to get operated upon. They regain sight. Dilip ensures that they are united.

Rajkumar Khatri who had been famous for his roles in Dharmik films so far did a role of a murderer, contrary to his background. This too did not go too well with the audience. Today’s song is actually a combination of contrasting songs. There is a dance by a dance troupe just outside the temple. While the dancer is dancing, singing and luring the public, Dr.Ramesh comes there, singing a Bhajan. Slowly people get attracted to him. After some time all the public, including the dance troupers join Ramesh in his Bhajan and all enter the temple. Now, enjoy this Two- in- one offering…….


Song-Meri hirni jaisi chaal (Jailor)(1958) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan
Chorus

Lyrics

meri hirni jaisi chaal
o mere ghoonghar waale baal
palat kar dekh le
ho kaali topi waaleyaa
palat kar dekh le
ho kaali topi waaleyaa
meri hirni jaisi chaal
o mere ghoonghar waale baal
palat kar dekh le
ho kaale topi waaleyaa
ae palat kar dekh le
ho kaale topi waaleyaa

o o o

sau dukh ka ek ilaaz
nain mere matwaale
sau dukh ka ek ilaaz
nain mere matwaale
mere aage peechhe phiren raat-din dilwaale
haay mere aage peechhe phiren raat-din dilwaale
hazaaron phirte hain behaal
gale na magar kisi ki daal
palat kar dekh le
o dilbar jaaniya
aa ho
palat kar dekh le
o dilbar jaaniya
meri hirni jaisi chaal
o mere ghoonghar waale baal
palat kar dekh le
ho kaali topi waaleyaa
haaye palat kar dekh le
ho kaali topi waaleyaa

o o meri soorat dekh musaafir reh gaye raste mein
meri soorat dekh musaafir reh gaye raste mein
hoye dil si mahngi cheez bech gaye saste mein
haay hoye dil si mahngi cheez bech gaye saste mein
hazaaron bik gaye pichhle saal
to laakhon bikenge abki saal
palat kar dekh le
o dilbar jaaniya aa ha
palat kar dekh le
o dilbar jaaniya
meri hirni jaisi chaal
o mere ghoonghar waale baal
palat kar dekh le
ho kaali topi waaleyaa
ae palat kar dekh le
ho kaali topi waaleyaa

ho o o o o
o o o
sanwaare sabke bigde kaam
karodon jag me jiske naam
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki
sanwaare sabke bigde kaam
karodon jag mein jiske naam
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki

o maati ke putle kaahe idhar udhar tu bhatke
o maati ke putle kaahe idhar udhar tu bhatke
jhoothi raah na chalna moorakh
saanchi raah se hat ke
o o o
saachi raah se hat ke
jagat ke jhoothe saare kaam
hai saancha ek usi ka naam
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki
palat kar aa bhi ja

aa ha palat kar dekh le
ho kaale topi waaleyaa
meri hirni jaisi chaal
o mere ghoonghar waale baal
palat kar dekh le
ho kaale topi waaleyaa
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki
palat kar aa bhi ja

ae palat kar dekh le
ho kaale topi waaleyaa
hey palat kar dekh le
ho kaale topi waaleyaa

o o o
ye jag hai gham ki aag
roop mera shabnam hai
ye jag hai gham ki aag
roop mera shabnam hai
jab sooraj nikle bol tera phir kya dam hai
ho o o
jab sooraj nikle bol tera phir kya dam hai

mera ek ishaara dekh kaafile ruk jaayen
mera ek ishaara dekh kaafile ruk jaayen
prabhu ungli ek uthaaye to parvat jhuk jaaye
prabhu ungli ek uthaaye to parvat jhuk jaaye

do ghadi baith ke dekh meri zulfon ki chhaaon mein
meri zulfon ki chhaaon mein
tana huaa hai neel gagan ka chhatr prabhu ke gaaon mein
tana huaa hai neel gagan ka chhatr prabhu ke gaaon mein
prabhu ke gaaon mein
is chhtr tale aaraam jo sabko deta hai bedaam
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki
sanwaare sabke bigde kaam
karodon jag mein jiske naam
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki
palat kar aa bhi ja
sharan us raam ki

bol he manvaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam
bol he manwaa raam raam
wahi sanwaare bigde kaam

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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 : 3467 Post No. : 13918

Today’s song is from film ‘Sheroo’ (1957).

The lead pair in this film was Ashok kumar and Nalini Jayawant. This was quite a popular pair in the 1950s decade. They did 11 films together. Their association started from film ‘Sangram’ (1950) and the last time they came together was after 16 years, in film ‘Toofan Mein Pyar Kahaan’ (1966). In Bombay, their bungalows were in Union Park, Chembur, opposite to each others. Saadat Hasan Manto, in one of his books mentions about their mutual attraction and a failed plan to elope and marry.

Once a pair is successful, our Indian producers, try to repeat them in their films. Ashok kumar worked with a total of about 30 Heroines in his career. He was paired with Madhubala in 5 films, With Devika Rani in 8 films and with Leela Chitnis in 9 films. His record is 21 films with Nirupa Roy – from film ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956) to ‘Dana Pani’ (1989), a whopping period of 33 years. In his times, he probably created a record of sorts.

Ashok Kumar (13-10-1911 to 10-12-2001) was a lucky actor. He did not have to struggle to become a hero. In fact, he started his career in film ‘Jeevan Naiya’ (1936) as a hero itself. He reigned the film industry as a hero from 1936 to 1960, a long period of 24 years. It was from film ‘Kanoon’ (1960) that he switched over to character roles. He worked in 310 films. Though he was in his early and late 40’s, he was a much sought after Hero even in the 1950’s decade. In this decade (from 1950 to 1959), he worked as a hero in 56 film- an average of almost 6 films an year ! In the years 1952 and 1958 he did 9 films in one year. Even as a character artiste, in 1962, he did 9 films.

Film ‘Sheroo’ was produced by SP Pictures, which was a pair of Sant Ram and Pachhi. Ram Prakash ‘Pachhi’ was the younger brother of (Bakshi) Om Prakash (Chibbar) the comedian.

Like his illustrious brother Om Prakash, Ram Prakash was also jovial by nature and had a similar sense of humour. But he had no ambition to become a comedian in Hindi movies. At the same time, Ram Prakash ‘Pachhi’ was in love of Hindi movies and wanted to become a film producer and to be master of his own destiny. One of his friends, Sant Singh, was doing well as a successful art director , who also nurtured the same ambition. They formed a film company PS Pictures and started from scratch by producing ‘Mr. Chakram’ in 1956. The film was directed by SP Bakshi and had music by Husn Lal Bhagat Ram. Bewitching Shyama (may God bless her soul) was the heroine. Next year Pachhi & Sant Singh signed an upcoming director Shakti Samant for their next movie, a crime caper ‘Sheroo’. After the grand success of his maiden directorial venture, ‘Bahu’, Shakti Samant was already signed by Nadiadwalas for two movies i.e. ‘Inspector’ and ‘Hill Station’. After the release of ‘Sheroo’, Pachhi helped Shakti Samant to become a producer and in 1958, he produced and directed the highly successful ‘Howrah Bridge’. His elder brother directed ‘Kanhaiyya’ in 1959 for PS Pictures, which had Raj Kapoor and Nutan, the hit pair of ‘Anari’ (1959) and its music was by Shankar Jaikishan. Financial result of the movie was depressing, as the movie had illogical story.

In 1960, Sant Singh & Pachhi again engaged Shakti Samant for their movie ‘Jaali Note’. They signed OP Nayyar as the music director and the beautiful pair of Dev Anand and Madhubala . Encouraged with the positive response and success of the movie, the producers duo announced a crime movie ‘Hong Kong’ (1962), in colour. This film was to be directed by Shakti Samant with the super hit pair of ‘Howrah Bridge’ Madhubala and Ashok Kumar, along with king of rhythm OP Nayyar. It was decided to shoot the crime movie, at the exotic locales of South East Asia like Singapore, Bangkok, Rangoon & Hong Kong. Pachhi got a jolt when Madhubala opted out from the project due to her ill health and subsequently Shakti Samant also declined to be associated with the venture. Discouraged by the turn of events, Pachhi decided to tackle the problem by taking the bull by the horns and made up his mind to direct the movie himself. He brought the ‘Sasural’ fame Kannada actress B Saroja Devi on board as heroine. It was the last movie (released in 1962) which was made by two friends Sardar Sant Singh and Ram Prakash Pachhi. After this film they mutually decided to end their partnership. Now Pachhi was alone, dejected, but determined to go ahead. He produced a path breaking film which in its time was miles ahead of all Hindi movies and was shot at foreign locales around the planet – ‘Around The World’ (1967). The film turned out to be a debacle.

In 1974, Pachhi produced and directed ‘International Crook’. He got a shock of his life, when censor board suggested many major cuts, after viewing his big budget film. He approached the Appellate Tribunal to seek justice. The Appellate Tribunal, instead of granting relief, objected to the story itself and banned the movie altogether. The fact of the matter was, in his capacity as the president of the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA), he had many face-off’s with the authorities, in the past, for the legitimate causes of film industry. Now it was the payback time for the authorities in power. They harassed him, although the movie had nothing objectionable. It had an escapist story, with usual blending of romance, dance & music. It was shot at various location around the world. Pachhi was heartbroken, but somehow he re-shot some portion, omitted most of the shots & presented again to censor. Censor gave him certificate with A stamp, which was as good as killing half the movie. The final print had lot of continuity jumps & was inconclusive, despite the patch works. The opening of the movie at theatres was worse than the worst, which left Pachhi inconsolable .

Perhaps, it was the destiny. His elder brother Om Prakash had faced it with ‘Jahan Ara’ (1964), and his eldest brother Bakshi Jang Bahadur with ‘Tipu Sultan’ (1959). Pachhi after a while decided to start from the scratch and made ‘Eent Ka Jawab Pathar’, with small star cast and controlled budget. The only luxury, he allowed himself was that he signed Shankar Jaikishan again for music and shot the movie in Vista Vision. The movie was released in 1982 and sadly like a defeated gambler, Pachhi lost once again. Bakhshi Jang Bahadur had already gone and Pachhi also passed away soon after. It was a big shock for Om Prakash, who lost his wife after some time. Pachhi was a jolly and energetic fellow, who regaled his audience by showing exciting foreign locations. He will be remembered for his occasional appearances as a jolly natured person in various movies, and also as a visionary. He is the one who introduced 70 mm format first time in the Indian film industry.
[Note: The above bio sketch is based on material received from Shri MN Sardana.]

The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar,  Nalini Jayawant, Anup kumar, Madan Puri, Chaman Puri, Om Prakash, Leela Mishra, Shyam Kumar,  Krishna Kant etc etc. The name of Krishna Kant or KK is known to many people. Krishnakant (15-9-1922 to 24-10-2016) was a noted character actor of long standing. His career spanned from 1943 to 1989, a whopping 46 years. After retirement he had settled in Surat, Gujarat.  His life story has been made into a Gujarati book ‘Guzara Hua Zamana’ written by the famous author Shri Biren Kothari ji. He has gifted me a copy of this book. Reading this book takes you into those times. KK had a knack of telling the history in an interesting way, with lot many photographs. Till the last day (94 years) his memory was excellent. During my visit to Surat in early 2016, I could not meet him, due to paucity of time. This will pinch me forever. Our Sudhir ji and Bakshish Singh ji have met him.

Krishnakant acted in 109 Hindi, 16 Gujarati, 2 Bangla and 2 English movies. He has also directed 2 Hindi and 13 Gujarati films. In addition, he was active on TV in his later years. He acted in 8 Hindi and 6 Gujarati serials and directed 3 Hindi serials. He also acted in 1 Hindi and 7 Gujarati stage dramas. Here is his short bio sketch,

Krishnakant (15-9-1922 to 24-10-2016)

Gujarati and Hindi actor and director born in Howrah, Bengal, as Krishnakant Maganlal Bukhanwala. Son of a textile engineer; educated in Surat and in Bombay. Obtained a diploma in radio and electrical engineering (1940); then joined the Rooptara Studio in Bombay, working in the sound department. Assisted Nitin Bose for five years, then worked with Aravind Sen on ‘Muqaddar’ (also acting in it) and with Subodh Mukherjee (‘Paying Guest’, 1957). First major acting role in Phani Majumdar’s ‘Andolan’; other notable roles are a paralytic in Amiya Chakravarty’s ‘Patita’ and the villain in Shakti Samant’s ‘Detective’. Left films in the late 1950s to concentrate on Gujarati theatre work (e.g. Pravin Joshi’s Manas Name Karigar) mainly with Harkrishen Mehta’s group. Returned to cinema in the early 70s; turned to direction with Dakurani Ganga, adapting Mehta’s novel Pravaha Paltavyo. Directed a series of Gujarati films based on plays or films from other languages: e.g. Visamo based on Harkrishen Mehta’s play, in which he acted the role of an old teacher, recalling Paranjpe’s Oon Paoos (1954) and Panthulu’s School Master (1958). Also adapted Anant Mane’s Manini (1961) as Maa Dikri. With these films he introduced a novel style of urban entertainment to Gujarati cinema, although relying on conventional reformist melodrama plots about the joint family, the generation gap and the exploitation of women. Also noted actor on Hindi and Gujarati television.

FILMOGRAPHY (* also d): 1943: Paraya Dhan; 1950: Chor, Muqaddar; Mashaal; 1951: Andolan; 1952: Daag; Tamasha; Zalzala; 1953: Patita; 1954: Baadbaan; Dhobi Doctor; Naukri; 1955: Faraar; Subse Bada Rupaiya; Ghar Ghar Mein Diwali; Seema; 1956: Sailaab; Jagte Raho; Patrani; Sudarshan Chakra; Dhola Maru; 1957: Agra Road; Bandi; Begunah; Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke; Yahudi Ki Ladki; Bhabhi; 1958: Ghar Sansar; Detective; Howrah Bridge; Mehndi; Parvarish; Post Box 999; Delhi Ka Thug; 1959: Insaan Jaag Utha; Satta Bazaar; Madhu; Ghar Ghar Ki Baat; Jaalsaaz; 1960: Jaali Note; 1961: Tanhaai; 1963: Jivno Jugari; Vanraj Chavdo; 1969: Do Raaste; Kanku; 1971: Duniya Kya Jaane; Hathi Mere Saathi; Pyar Ki Kahani; Sharmilee; Paraya Dhan; 1972: Mere Jeevan Saathi; Do Chor; Annadata; Gunsundari No Ghar Sansar; 1973: Gaai Aur Gori; Suraj Aur Chanda; Mr Romeo; Manchali; 1974: Parinay; Ajnabi; Trimurti; Vardan; Aarop; 1975: Anari; Kala Sona; Sant Surdas; 1976: Deewangee; Koi Jeeta Koi Haara; Sajjo Rani; Dakurani Ganga*; 1977: Jagriti; Kulavadhu*; 1978: Khoon Ki Pukar; Visamo*; Maa Dikri*; Ghar Sansar*; 1979: Sonba Ane Rupba*; 1980: Maniyaro*; Meru Mulande*; Jog Sanjog*; 1981: Hotel; 1982: Prem Lagna*; Dharmo*; Jawabdaar*; 1983: Main Awara Hoon; Poojana Phool; 1986: Teesra Kinara*; Chhota Admi*; 1988: Kharidar.

(Adapted from Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema)

‘Sheroo’ is about a soldier of second world war who returns to his town for a peaceful retired life. Instead he has to deal with the Government babus and various rules. For a soldier, this indiscipline, corruption and lethargy was beyond tolerance. He is sad when his mother dies and very furious when his  wife is kidnapped by villains of the town. Frustrated Sheroo resorts to his gun to solve the problem.

I remember having seen a film of Nana Patekar. The film was ‘Prahar’ (1991). The story has similarity except the end. After 35 years Hindi cinema had become more direct and the end of these two films having similar content was entirely different. Instead of subtle and suggestive results, Nana Patekar is shown to punish the enemies of the society with death penalty, unlike the ‘Sheroo’ of 1957. This also reflects our modern society thinking.

The music is by Madan Mohan and he has given some wonderful songs. The top 2 songs, one by Rafi (“O Mati Ke Putle, Itna Na Kar Tu Gumaan”) and the other by Lata (“Naino Mein Pyar Doley, Dil Ka Qaraar Doley”) are already discussed. Today’s song, byManna Dey is the third top song. This is the 5th song from Sheroo to be discussed here. Enjoy this melodious classical based bhajan. . .


Song – Prabhu Dwaar Chali Prabhu Ki Daasi (Sheroo) (1957) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Kaif Irfani – Madan Mohan
Unidentified Male Voice

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

parbhu dawar chali parbhu ki dasi
ek aas liye ek pyaas liye
parbhu dawar chali parbhu ki dasi
ek aas liye ek pyaas liye
parbhu dawar chali

muskaan ke phool sajaaye huye
naino ke deep jalaaye huye
muskaan ke phool sajaaye huye
naino ke deep jalaaye huye
nikli preetam ke rijhane ko
man me apne visvaas liye

parbhu dawar chali parbhu ki dasi
ek aas liye ek pyaas liye
parbhu dawar chali

(taal)

(taal and dance steps)

tero naam onkaar
gaawat sab baar baar
tero naam onkaar
gaawat sab baar baar
laaj meri tere haath
jagat ke khiwaiyyaa

(taal)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प्रभु द्वार चली प्रभु की दासी
एक आस लिए एक प्यास लिए
प्रभु द्वार चली प्रभु की दासी
एक आस लिए एक प्यास लिए
प्रभु द्वार चली

मुस्कान के फूल सजाये हुये
नैनों के दीप जलाए हुये
मुस्कान के फूल सजाये हुये
नैनों के दीप जलाए हुये
निकली प्रीतम के रिझाने को
मन में अपने विश्वास लिए
प्रभु द्वार चली प्रभु की दासी
एक आस लिए एक प्यास लिए
प्रभु द्वार चली

(ताल)

(ताल एवं नृत्य भाव)

तेरो नाम ओंकार
गावात सब बार बार
तेरो नाम ओंकार
गावात सब बार बार
लाज मेरी तेरे हाथ
जगत के खिवैया

(ताल)

 


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 : 3462 Post No. : 13893

Going back happily to my favourite decade of the 30’s, here is a song from film ‘Dr. Madhurika’ (1935).

This film was made by Sagar Movietone. 1935 was a period of the early talkie films and the film business was slowly developing into an industry. In the 2-3 years, prior to the advent of sound, the news was already in the air about the silent films soon to start talking and singing on the screen.

This prompted enterprising entrepreneurs to jump onto the film making wagon and establish their set ups as film producing units. The start of Prabhat Film company in Kolhapur in 1929, the beginning of Ranjit Movietone in 1929 and Sagar Movietone in 1931 was a result of this. That way Kohinoor, Imperial, New Theatres, Maharashtra Film Co. and many others were already in this business. Bombay Talkies started in 1934.

All these production companies needed people. Actors, directors, cameramen, musicians, writers and other technicians were needed. In the initial stage of the Indian films,whether silent or talkie,it was difficult to get girls from good families and background. Slowly this picture changed. When talkies started, many tawaifs – singing girls and girls from such families joined films as they fulfilled the requirement of singing and looking good, in addition to their ease on Hindi/Urdu language. At this time slowly many educated and girls from high society as well as middle class families started joining films. So,to distinguish these women from each others, a system of nomenclature was followed. All the girls coming from ‘singing’ families and tawaif background added the suffix ‘Bai’ to their names, like Jaddanbai, Waheedan bai, Zohrabai, Amirbai etc. The Anglo-Indian and middle class girls took the prefix of ‘ Miss’ like, Miss Moti, Miss Rose, Miss Tara, Miss Ajmat, Miss Pearl etc.Those girls who were from high society were called Devi, like Sabita Devi, Padma Devi, Renuka Devi etc. All Marathi actresses used their full names like Shanta Apte, Minaxi Shirodkar, Leela Chitnis, Snehprabha Praadhan, Durga Khote etc.

The studios, on their part, tried to develop their own staff by recruiting talented artistes. Each studio had their own set of artistes. Sagar Movietone developed and promoted their actors like Motilal, NM Charlie, Kumar, Yaqub, Bhudo Advani, Sheikh Mukhtar, Surendra, VH Desai, Kanhaiyalal etc., actresses like Bibbo, Waheedan Bai, Jyoti, Nalini Jaywant, Maya Banerjee, Sabita Devi etc., directors like Ezra Mir, Mehboob, Sarvottam Badami, Zia Sarhadi, Ramchandra Thakur etc., and cinematographer – Faredoon Irani, music director – Anil Biswas. They were all referred to as ‘Jewels of Sagar’.

The film ‘Dr. Madhurika’ had Motilal and Sabita Devi as its lead pair and it was directed by Sarvottam Badami. A director of Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films, Sarvottam Badami was born in Channapatna, Karnataka. He was the son of a revenue officer in Mysore. As a young man, he worked as motor mechanic and handyman in a garage owned by Ambalal Patel. (Even Gulzar was a motor mechanic before entering films). Later he worked as a projector operator at Patel’s Select Pictures cinema in Bangalore.

When Patel partnered with Ardeshir Irani and Chimanlal Desai in launching Sagar Movietone (1930), Badami, as the only available South Indian in the Bombay studio, was allowed to finish ‘Harishchandra’ and ‘Galava Rishi’ and went on to direct the Telugu ‘Paduka Pattabhishekham’. He made several social films at Sagar, usually starring Sabita Devi, including some of novelist KM Munshi’s best-known scripts, e.g. ‘Dr. Madhurika’, ‘Vengeance is Mine’ (1935). He also adapted Hollywood films, e.g. ‘Aap Ki Marzi’ (1939), based on E. Buzzell’s ‘Paradise For Three’ (1938). He followed his mentor, Patel, to Sudama Pics. in 1939 when Sagar merged to become National Films. He worked in Famous Cine Labs (1946-48). He then moved to Films Divisiion (1948-52) as the Chief Producer (Newsreel), and made documentaries. He left Films Division in 1954 and became an industrialist based in Bangalore; and an adviser to the Kamani industrial group.

Filmography:
1932 – ‘Harishchandra’; ‘Galava Rishi’; ‘Paduka Pattabhishekham’; ‘Shakuntala’
1933 – ‘Chandrahasa’
1934 – ‘Grihalakshmi’
1935 – ‘Dr. Madhurika’; ‘Vengeance is Mine’;
1936 – ‘Jeevan Lata’; ‘Gram Kanya’;
1937 – ‘Kokila’; ‘Kulvadhu’;
1938 – ‘Three Hundred Days and After’;
1939 – ‘Aap Ki Marzi’; ‘Ladies Only’;
1940: – ‘Chingari’; ‘Sajani’;
1941 – ‘Holiday in Bombay’;
1942 – ‘Khilona’;
1943 – ‘Prarthana’;
1944 – ‘Bhagya Lakshmi’;
1945 – ‘Ramayani’;
1946 – ‘Uttara Abhimanyu’;
1947 – ‘Manmaani’;
1951 – ‘Vinoba Bhave’ (Doc);
1952 – ‘Roof Over The Head’

[Ed Note: The above bio-sketch is adapted from Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema.]

Sagar Movietone produced many social films. These films had a soft message that morality is a commitment to society, but these films were disguised as ‘reformist’ films. ‘Dr. Madhurika’ was written as a script by Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (K.M.Munshi). It was one of his rare original scripts. Later it was adapted into a drama in 1936. Though the story was admired, it was criticised by some feminists of those days, who understood the disguise of reformation. The story of film Dr. Madurika is,

Dr. Madhurika (Sabita Devi) is a modern woman dedicated to her profession. She marries Narendra (Motilal) on conditions that 1. He forgets the idea of having children because she advocates birth control to limit population control of the country and 2. He does not interfere with her profession or her choice of friends and their meetings.

While following profession, she neglects her home and also provokes husband’s jealousy by being very friendly with a very smart colleague, Dr. Gaurish (Pesi Patel). Narendra is very jealous. By coincidence, he meets the wife of Dr. Gaurish and learns that she too is sad because of husband’s neglect and resents his friendship with Dr. Madhurika. Narendra starts meeting her often and they become friendly. Meanwhile Narendra also helps a poor and needy good looking girl Indu (Padma Shaligram), who reciprocates with gratitude and meets him often.

Dr. Madhurika is now jealous of Narendra’s attention to these two women. She realises that this is all due to her neglect towards Narendra. She decides to become a dutifully domesticated traditional housewife and all ends well. (647).

The film was yet another feather in the success of Sabita Devi. The real name of Sabita Devi was Irina Gasper. She was an Anglo-Indian, born in an affluent family of Calcutta, in 1914.

After completing education she wanted to join films, but her family objected. Without family’s knowledge, she sent her resume and photo to British Dominion Film Co., owned by Dhiren Ganguly in Calcutta. When they informed their consent the family resisted and kept her locked in the house. She fell ill and finally, the family conceded to her wishes.

Her first film was ‘Flames of Flesh’ (1930). Then came ‘Kanthahaar’, ‘A touch of Love’, ‘After the Death’, ‘Aparadhi’, ‘Money Makes What Not’ and ‘Bhagyalaxmi’ as silent films.

When the talkies came, she determinedly learnt Hindustani and Urdu and also music. She was a good piano and harmonium player. Her first talkie film was ‘Radha Krishna’ in 1933. In this film she sang 16 out of 23 songs in the film. In 1934, came ‘Shahar Ka Jaadu’, opposite to Motilal as a debut actor. The film was a hit. Later she and Motilal became a popular  pair.

Later she joined East India Co. and did many films with them. In later days i.e. 1943 onward, she stopped singing herself. Her last pictures were ‘Amrapali’ (1945) and ‘Manmaani’ (1947). In 1946, she got married and left for England. She returned to Calcutta in 1965, and passed away the same year.

A list of her films – ‘Radha Krishna’, ‘King For A Day’, ‘Shehar Ka Jaadu’, ‘Phantom Of The Hills’, ‘Grihlaxmi’, ‘Chandragupta’, ‘Vengence Is Mine’, ‘Silver King’, ‘Dr. Madhurika’, ‘Village Girl’, ‘Lagna Bandhan’, ‘Jeevan Lata’, ‘Kulvadhu’, ‘Kokila’, ‘300 Days And After’, ‘Ladies Only’, ‘Aap Ki Marzi’, ‘Sajni’, ‘Chingari’, ‘Holiday In Bombay’, ‘Prarthana’, ‘Fashion’, ‘Amrapali’ and ‘Manmaani’.

The film has 9 songs, all written by Prof. Waqif and tuned by music director Pransukh M Nayak. Nayak came to Sagar from Imperial. Starting with ‘Madhuri’ (1932), he composed music for almost 25 films. The songs of ‘Deccan Queen’ (1936) composed by him and sung by Surendra (debut film), were very popular and famous.

With this song, the film ‘Dr. Madhurika’ makes its debut on our blog. The film’s songs are not available on You Tube. I got this song from the collection of Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji. It is hosted on Dr. Surjit Singh ji’s site. Thanks to them both.


Song – Mori Pyaari Pyaari Gaiya Aur Doodh Ki Tu Dilvaiya (Dr Madhurika) (1935) Singers – Sabita Devi, Lyrics – Prof Waqif, MD – Pransukh M Naayak

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

mori pyaari pyaari gaiya
mori pyaari pyaari gaiya
aur doodh ki tu dilvaiya
dilvaiya
pyaari gaiya
aur doodh ki tu dilvaiya
pyaari gaiya
mori pyaari pyaari gaiya

aa chal tujhko chai pilaaun
bhookhi ho to cake khilaaun
laadli aai meri gaiya
meri gaiya
pyaari gaiya
laadli aai meri gaiya
meri gaiya
pyaari gaiya
aur doodh ki tu dilvaiya
aur doodh ki tu dilvaiya
dilvaiya
pyaari gaiya
mori pyaari pyaari gaiya

aa chal tujhko saadi (??) banwaaun
patli chonch ka boot dilaawun
tujh par bal bal jaiya
bal jaiya
pyaari gaiya
tujh par bal bal jaiya
bal jaiya
pyaari gaiya
aur doodh ki tu dilvaiya
aur doodh ki tu dilvaiya
dilvaiya
pyaari gaiya
mori pyaari pyaari gaiya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मोरी प्यारी प्यारी गईय्या
मोरी प्यारी प्यारी गईय्या
और दूध की तू दिलवइय्या
दिलवइय्या
प्यारी गईय्या
और दूध की तू दिलवइय्या
प्यारी गईय्या
मोरी प्यारी प्यारी गईय्या

आ चल तुझको चाय पिलाऊँ
भूखी हो तो केक खिलाऊँ
लाड़ली आई मेरी गईय्या
मेरी गईय्या
प्यारी गईय्या
लाड़ली आई मेरी गईय्या
मेरी गईय्या
प्यारी गईय्या
और दूध की तू दिलवइय्या
और दूध की तू दिलवइय्या
दिलवइय्या
प्यारी गईय्या
मोरी प्यारी प्यारी गईय्या

आ चल तुझको सादी (??) बनावूँ
पतली चोंच का बूट दिलावूँ
तुझ पर बल बल जईय्या
बल जईय्या
प्यारी गईय्या
तुझ पर बल बल जईय्या
बल जईय्या
प्यारी गईय्या
और दूध की तू दिलवइय्या
और दूध की तू दिलवइय्या
दिलवइय्या
प्यारी गईय्या
मोरी प्यारी प्यारी गईय्या


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 : 3458 Post No. : 13873

Today’s song is from film Aazaad-40, made by the famous Bombay Talkies.

Bombay Talkies was one of the premiere production companies of India in those times. Its films became very popular and the music was lapped up by the audience. There were other equally famous production houses like Prabhat Films,Ranjit studios and New Theatres of Calcutta, all churning out block busters. While Ranjit showed how to make money, Bombay Talkies added prestige to films.

Language in Hindi films was a great issue in those times and it is here that Bombay Talkies won hands down ! Prabhat films had its Hindi totally influenced by Marathi ( and hence was popular in western India), and New Theatres films had their Hindi straight lifted from books of Hindi Prachar Sabha- too pure ! It was only Bombay Talkies films which used the colloquial language of India- easily understood by the masses and acceptable to all classes equally. While Prabhat called it “Preet” , and New Theatres said ” Prem”, Bombay Talkies used the words like ” Pyar” and “Muhabbat” – a mix of Urdu and Hindi ( called Hindustani). Prabhat dialogues were too formal, while New Theatres’ were highly literary and Bombay Talkies used day to day language understood easily over the length and breadth of India.

Surprisingly,it was not by design. Himanshu Rai’s Hindi was not good. Whenever a new film story was read out to him, he would insist for simpler language so that he understood it. This culminated into the strongest point of Bombay Talkies films !.

Bombay Talkies was run on Hollywood style. Very systematic, disciplined and maintained a conducive atmosphere for best performance by all. All facilities were provided to the staff, with a common canteen for all- high and low. Bombay Talkies believed in recruiting talented people and also developing their own staff. From the begining, it was considered a Heaven for Bangla artistes. But to its credit, it never neglected or denied opportunities to any Non Bangla artistes. This enabled the Film industry- in later years – benefitting with a variety of experts in all fields of cinema making.

In the initial period, Devika Rani used to be the Heroine in all films, but in 1939, Bombay Talkies invited Leela Chitnis to work in film Kangan-39, opposite Ashok Kumar. The usual director Franz Osten had directed it. The film was a hit and Bombay Talkies went ahead with another film Bandhan-40. When the shooting of Bandhan started in end 1939, its Director Franz Osten and all other German Technicians of the studio were arrested by British police and interned at Deolali, near Nashik, Maharashtra. The film was then completed by the assistant director N.R.Acharya, who graduated to Director’s post. Even this film was a Hit. Yet another film was launched with the pair of Askok Kumar and Leela Chitnis, viz. Aazaad-40 and this film too was directed by N.R.Acharya.

N.R.Acharya – was a Hindi director born in Karachi. He was a government contractor when he joined East India film Company in Calcutta (1934). Later he worked as production manager at Bombay Talkies, where he directed the first examples of S. Mukherjee’s new regime, e.g. Bandhan and the Abbas script Naya Sansar. He became a producer with KISHORE SAHU’s Kunwara Baap (1942). He continued producing under the Acharya Arts Production banner until 1950. He also made Gujarati films, e.g. Lagna Mandap. In 1942, when there was a split in Bombay Talkies and one group left to establish Filmistan, Acharya too left but did not join any group and he became a free lancer. Later he started a company,’N.R.Acharya Productions.’

FILMOGRAPHY:

1940: Bandhan; Azad; 1941: Naya Sansar; 1942: Uljhan; 1943: Aage Kadam; 1949: Parivartan; Shohrat (with K. Amarnath); 1950: Lagna Mandap; 1956: Dhola Maru. ( adapted from Ency.of Indian cinema )

In early 1940, Bombay Talkies’ expert writer and Himansu Rai’s long time associate Niranjan Pal left Bombay Talkies, and Sardendu Bannerjee, a noted Novelist from Bengal was recruited. However his first film Aazaad-40 did not click unlike other films of the lead pair. The film had a cast of Ashok Kumar, Leela Chitnis, Hansa Wadkar, Rama Shukul, Mumtaz Ali, Nazir Bedi, Ramchandra Pal, Nana Palshikar etc etc. Hansa Wadkar was new to Bombay Talkies, having worked as a Heroine in its earlier film ” Navjeevan-39″, opposite Rama Shukul. She had impressed the company and hence even in film Aazaad she was paired opposite Rama Shukul again.

Hansa Wadkar’s real name was Ratan Bhalchandra Salgaonkar. She was born at Bombay on 24-1-1923 in a family of professional singers or ” Kalawanteen” as they are called in Maharashtra.These Kalawanteens were similar to courtesans or Devdasis. They earned their living by entertaining guests by their singing,but they could not get married. They would have their ” Seths ” or benefactors to look after their living needs and sometimes they would have children also from them. However Hansa’s mother had married an upper caste person Salgaonkar. Hansa’s father was a useless person,who lived on wife’s earnings and drank whole day and night.

Hansa was beautiful and knew singing and dancing. She wanted to work in films. There was a family friend-a distant relative- Bandarkar,who would take Hansa to various studios for finding work. She got a film,” Shaadi ka mamla”-1936 at the age of 13 years. this was actually a Marathi drama ( ” Vijayachi Lagne” by Mama Warerkar) shot as a film,which became a flop. meanwhile Hansa was made pregnant by Bandarkar and to save face,she was married to this 10 year older person. She was just 14 year old then.

her next film was Modern Youth-37. Then she did a few B grade films. Hansa changed her name to Hansa Wadkar,which was her maternal surname. She was not only attractive but also expert in dancing and singing. She was offered films by Bombay Talkies ,where she did 3 films-Durga,Navjeevan and Azaad. Later Prabhat also called her for Sant Sakhu in 1941. She did 3 films for Shantaram-Sant Sakhu,Ramshastri and Matwala Shayar.

Hansa worked with top banners and opposite Top actors in her heydays. She did 28 Hindi films. From 1949 onwards,she did 25 Marathi films, including Record breaking ‘Sangatye Aika-59,Ramshastri-44 etc .

Hansa’s life was was in two extremes.On her professional front,she was very successful,but on her personal front,she was very sad. She always sought Love,but she got deception,heartbreaks and torture. Her first husband Bandarkar was a very suspicious character. Due to him she had many abortions,which spoiled her health. She tried many men in search of Love,but she was a disappointed soul throughout.

Hansa Wadkar wrote her autobiography ” Sangtye Aika ” in 1970. It was the same title of her most successful film in Marathi.The book created many waves in the industry since she was very candid and open in the book. After retirement,she lived with Rajan Javale,a handsome Marathi film actor ( he did many Hindi films too ). She called him Baba. She was always ready to give Interviews,because she wanted that people should know the truth. She died on 23-8-1971.

Hansa’s Filmography- Shadi ka mamla, Modern youth,Bahadur kissan,Sneh lagna,Zamana,Durga,criminal,Navjeevan,Azaad,Sant sakhu,Apna paraya,Dillagi,mwera gaon,Ramshastri,Meena,Aarti,main kya karun,begram khan,matwala shayar,gaurav,Dhanyawaad,Dhanwale,Mere Laal,Sant janabai,Shrikrishna Darshan,Maya machhindra,Shrikrishna Satyabhama and Shri Gurudev dutt from 49 to 66, she did 25 Marathi films.

Shyam Benegal made a film on her autobiography-Bhumika-1977. Hansa’s role was done by Smita Patil and Bandarkar was Amol palekar The film was very successful and won many awards.

Film Aazaad-40 did not become a hit film, because the popular romantic pair of Ashok Kumar and Leela Chitnis was shown as an old couple in the later part of the film, which probably was not liked by the audience. The story of the film is….

AAZAAD(1940) was a Bombay Talkies’ film,in which two composers were there. Ramchandra Pal also composed one song in this film. He also acted in this film.

The screenplay and story were of Sardendu Bannerjee, while the Dialogues and Lyrics were by Jamuna swaroop Kashyap “Natawaa”.

Azad was a story of three friends and the ageold conflict of conservatism v/s Modernism. Vijay(Ashok Kumar) is a wealthy young collegian with modern thinking and rebellion against bad customs.Loknath is a conservative while Jagdish is oscillating between the two.

One day they come accross a girl Jamuna(Leela Chitnis) hunted by a badman. Loknath and and Jagdish stay away,but Vijay rescues her and takes her home.She is stamped a fallen woman,but Vijay knows she is pure and courageous.They fall in love, marry and go away to another villege Ratanpur,to avoid trouble from society.

After 25 years, Jagdish settles as a Lawyer in Calcutta.He has one motherless daughter Seeta(Hansa Wadkar),who is rescued from Train dacoits,by Anand ( Rama Shukul),the Doctor son of Vijay.Jagdish calls him home and learns that he is Vijay and Jamun’s son.He is in a dialemma now.

However love triumphs and the youngsters finally get married in presence of Vijay,Jamuna,Jagdish and Loknath.

This was a film in the tradition of bringing new thinking through films by Bombay Talkies, for which they were known.

Film Azad-40 had 9 songs. only one song was composed by Ramchandra pal and he sang this song. He also acted in the film, but this song is not picturised on him. The song is basically a Kabir bhajan, but patched with some lines by Jamuna prasad Kashyap.


Song-Haariye na himmat bisaariye na Raam (Aazaad)(1940) Singer- Ramchandra Pal, Lyrics-Lyricist- Kabir and Jamuna Swaroop Kashyap, MD- Ramchandra Pal

Lyrics

haariye na himmat
bisaariye na raam
haariye na himmat
bisaariye na raam

tu kyun soche bande
sab ki soche raam
tu kyun soche bande
sab ki soche raam

haariye na himmat
bisaariye na raam
deepak leke haath mein
andha raah dikhaaye
auran aage chaandna
aap andhere jaaye
paap puny aur bhale bure ki wo hi karta tol
paap puny aur bhale bure ki wo hi karta tol
ye saadhe nahin jagat haath ke
ye saadhe nahin jagat haath ke
tu kya jaane mol

jaisa jiska kaam
paata waise daam
jaisa jiska kaam
paata waise daam
tu kyun soche bande
sab ki soche raam
tu kyun soche bande
sab ki soche raam
haariye na himmat
bisaariye na raam
haariye na himmat
bisaariye na raam


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 ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962). This film was about the divine quality of brotherly love between step-brothers, like Ram-Laxman or Ram-Bharat. The film had its quota of all possible tear jerking emotions and the artful close relatives who would enjoy the sorrow and misery of the otherwise united family. Actually, this was a most suitable story for a south Indian film, like AVM, who specialised in such movies.

This film’s story was based on famous Bangla author Sarat Chandra Chatopadhyaya’s novel ‘Baikunther Will’ (1920). There was another novel containing the word “will”, viz ‘Krishnakanter Will’ which was penned by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1878.

These novels became the basis of several films in Bangla, Hindi and Tamil etc. The first silent movie came in 1927. Its Hindi version came in 1932 as ‘Krishnakant Ka Wasiyatnama’. Its latest Bangla version came in 2007 and Tamil film ‘Rohini’ came in 1953. However ‘Baikunther Will’ was not that popular and only one Bangla and one Hindi film was based on this novel. Screenplay and dialogues of Sautela Bhai were by Dev Kishen and film was directed by Mahesh Kaul.

Mahesh Kaul (1911-1972) was born in Lahore and educated in Moni College, Nagpur. After graduation, he worked as a journalist and then as a bank manager. He then started his career in films as a lyricist and dialogue writer. He debuted as an actor in KA Abbas scripted film ‘Naya Sansar’ (1941) and played Dronacharya’s role in film ‘Mahatma Vidur’ (1943). He was also in ‘Apna Ghar’ (1942). His first film as a director was ‘Angoori’ in 1943. Then came ‘Paristan’ (1944). He produced and directed film ‘Gopinath’ (1948), with Raj Kapoor and IPTA actress Tripti Mitra. Some of his major directorial ventures were ‘Naujawan’ (1951), ‘Akhri Dao’ (1958), ‘Talaaq’ (1958), ‘Kagaz Ke Phool’ (1959). As an actor his notable films are ‘Sautela Bhai’, ‘Palki’ (1967), ‘Sapnon Ka Saudagar’ (1968), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971) etc. His last film ‘Agni Rekha’ came after his death, in 1973.

The cast of film ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962) is Guru Dutt, Bipin Gupta, Pranoti Ghosh Bhattacharya, Rajkumar, Asit Sen, Bela Bose, Ratna, Kanhaiyalal, SN Bannerji, Honey Irani, Sarosh irani etc. The music was composed by Anil Biswas.

By the time he was working on this film, Anil Biswas had lost interest in Bombay film world. The major reason being that with many new composers around, his demand had significantly diminished. He got only one more film after this – the film by his friend Motilal – ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ (1965). He was now looking for an alternative avenue in the field of music. He tried business outside music, but did not fare well at all. Due to all this and being unable to produce what the changing taste of the audience wanted, made his music most ordinary. But then, a diamond is a diamond. He gave a gem song “Ja Ja Re Baalma” in this film.

In the cast one finds two interesting names. One is Raaj kumar and the other is Sarosh Irani. For a long time, inspite of having seen the film, I was under the impression that this was an early film of Raajkumar ( Jaani wala). When Sudhir ji discussed a song from this film here, on 5-5-2011, I commented forcefully that this was the same Raaj kumar who was famous for his dialogue-bazi. Dear Sudhir ji tried to bring sense to the discussion, by giving some proof claiming that he was somebody else, but I was not convinced. Afterwards, we had a lot of emal exchange on the identity of this actor, in which even Dr.Surjit singh ji also jumped in with some photographs. Anyway, that time the discussion remained incomplete and indecisive, without any conclusion.

Later, however, I realised that I was wrong in this case and others were right. ‘This’ Rajkumar indeed was someone different. I started searching for details and found that there were actually 5 Rajkumars operating at the same time in Hindi films. Almost in the same period. The Maitri Manthan blog was also trying to solve this mystery and they were successful. ‘This’ Rajkumar was identified as Rajkumar Khatri. I have very recently given all his details in my post on the song “Jaag Re Jogi Jaag Re” from the film ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953) in August 2017, hence I am not repeating that here.

I wish to draw your attention to the other interesting name – Sarosh Irani, in the cast of the film. From the name I suspected that Sarosh might be related to Daisy/Honey Irani. I remember in 2011, we were debating if Sarosh is a male or female and our Raja ji had confirmed that it was a male name indeed. I once again wish to thank the Maitri Manthan blog which located and intervieed the daughter of Sarosh Irani. I reproduce here a concise adaptation of his biography as it came out from the interview, for our readers,

Sarosh ji was born to Perin and Noshir Irani on 7 August, 1948 in Bombay. He is third among five siblings, namely, MenkaBunnySaroshDaisy and Honey. In 1979 he married Mona ji  and the couple is blessed with two lovely daughters, Sabah and Delnaaz. He did his initial schooling in Deolali’s well-known boarding school, The Barnes School. After he joined the film industry he went to St. Teresa’s High School in Bandra.

After his stint as a child-actor he and his brother, Bunny started their own construction company, B Irani S Irani.  In 1976 looking at favourable opportunities he went to Iran where he worked in the construction business. When the war broke out he was forced by the family to return and he came back to India with his wife towards the end of 1983. On his return he joined his brother Bunny (now retired) who by then was looking after the Irani CafeB Merwan which was started by their grandfather.

Sarosh ji’s first film as a child-actor was Masoom released in 1960.  He was finalised to play the eldest of the three siblings in the film. Little Honey Irani was chosen to play his younger sister. The song “Nani Teri Morni Ko More Le Gaye picturized on her, sung by Ranu Mukherjee.

Sarosh ji says “Satyen Bose was a good director. He had a lot of patience, he would wait till we gave the shot just like he had visualised. He would keep encouraging, even enact and show us at times. He was very friendly, never rude. I had a nice time shooting with him. Soon I got offers for Aarti (1962) and Sautela Bhai (1962). I started liking acting.

Tarachand Barjatya‘s Aarti (1962) was directed by Phani MajumdarAlok Bharati‘s Sautela Bhai (1962) directed by Mahesh Kaul was based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay‘s “Baikunther Will” and had Pranoti GhoshBipin GuptaGuru DuttRaj Kumar and Kanhaiyalal playing pivotal parts. It’s a story of two step-brothers, the elder one a good-hearted rustic played by Guru Dutt and the younger, an educated weakling, spoiled by his crooked friends played by Raj Kumar. The film was honoured with the All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film at the 10th National Film Awards. The film is also known for Guru Dutt’s best ever performance as an actor. Sarosh ji played his childhood part. This adjoining scene from the film made us instant admirers of this child star.

Sarosh ji did a total of 5 films as a child actor – Masoom (1960), Aarti (1962), Sautela Bhai (1962), Man Mauji (1962) and Grahasti (1963). By the time Grahasti (1963) was released Sarosh ji was about 15 years old, an age when one is neither a child nor an adult and child stars hardly get acting assignments. In his short acting career Sarosh ji has left a mark, Masoom (1960) and Sautela Bhai (1962) are among our most loved films.

Around 1967 Sarosh ji joined his brother-in-law Kamran as an assistant director. The first film he assisted on was Watan Se Door (1968) which had Dara Singh and Nishi in leading roles. He assisted Kamran ji on about six films including Chalbaaz (1969) and Aisa Bhi Hota Hai(1971). Since then he hasn’t been associated with the film Industry directly but is glad to see the next generation, his nephews and nieces, Farah KhanSajid KhanFarhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar do well and make a mark in the entertainment  industry.

The story of the film Sautela Bhai is…..

Baikunth Muzumdar (Bipin Gupta) is a small time grocery merchant, having property and money in a village. After his first wife’s death, who has borne him a child, he gets marries again to Bhawani (Pranoti Bhattachrya). Contrary to everybody’s fears, Bhawani gives her love to Gokul, the infant. When she gets her own son, Vinod, both brothers love each others, like Ram-Laxman. Gokul (Guru Dutt) looks after family business, while Vinod (Rajkumar Khatri) goes to Calcutta for college studies. There, he gets into bad company and starts drinking etc.

Meanwhile, Baikunth dies after making a will, giving all property to Gokul, on wife’s instructions, as she is sure that Gokul will look after Vinod very well. When Vinod comes back, he is taunted by Gokul’s wife and father in law (Kanhaiyalal). Vinod thinks, being a step brother, Gokul has instigated this. He leaves the house with his mother against her will. He also plans to put a case against Gokul.

When Gokul learns all this, he goes to Vinod’s house, drags him out, beats him and gives away all the property to him in exchange of his love, which he professes with tears. Seeing all this, Vinod repents and realises how much Gokul loves him. He begs pardon and then all is well in the end. (646)

The film had 8 songs. 3 songs are already discussed. Today’s song is the fourth song. The situation of the song is, folk singers and dancers depict the love of Ram, Laxman and Bharat, when Ram is ordered to 14 years’ exile and Bharat is to be crowned as per Kaikeyi’s wishes. The song and scenes are symbolic of love between ‘Sautela Bhais’ of Ramayana. The young Gokul and Vinod are watching this drama, sitting on one mother’s lap, while the family too watches this. One of the singers is Pankaj Mitra, about whom I do not know anything. As per HFGK, Anil Biswas used 9 playback singers for 8 songs. Pankaj Mitra, Biswas and Arun Dutt are unfamiliar names. Pankaj Mitra seems to have sung songs in some Hindi films like ‘Sagina’ (1974), ‘Ganga Dhaam’ (1980), ‘Phagun’ (1973), ‘Mera Jeevan’ (1976), ‘Kinaara’ (1977), ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’ (1984), ‘Grih Pravesh’ (1980), ‘Rihaaee’ (1980), ‘Raja Hindustani’ (1996) and ‘Mriggya’ (1976).


Song – Dekho Re Logo Bhai Bhai Ka Naata Dekho (Sautela Bhai) (1962) Singers – Manna Dey, Pankaj Mitra, Anil Biswas, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Anil Biswas
Chorus

Lyrics 

dekho..oo..oo
bhai bhai ka naata dekho
dekho dekho
dekho re logo
bhai bhai ka nata dekho dekho
amar agar ye preet na hoti jag me kya rah jata
dekho
dekho re logo bhai bhai ka nata dekho dekho

dekho taj ke aaj sukh dha..aam
chale ban ra..aa..aam
chale ban ra..aa..aa..aam
macha kohraam
ayodhya mein
dekho taj ke aaj sukh dham
chale ban ram
macha kohram ayodhya mein
macha kohram ayodhya mein
kahe log haaye kakaiyi
kumati kyon leyi
bhai tu badnaam ayodhya mein
macha kohram ayodhya me
kahe laage lakhan kar jod
kahe laage lakhan kar jod
hamen tum chhod akele ja na sakoge bhaiya
akele ja na sakoge bhaiya
rahu main sada tumhaare sang
tumhaara ang
akele dukh pa na sakoge bhaiya
akele dukh pa na sakoge bhaiya
akele dukh pa na sakoge bhaiya

aage aage ra..am siya
peechhe lakshman beer
purbasi dewen wida
naynan naynan neer
haaye ram
haaye ram
haaye ram
haaye ram

dekho dekho
dekho re logo..oo. . .
bhai bhai ka naata dekho dekho
dekho re logo
bhai bhai ka nata dekho dekho

sun ram ka van gaman bechaare bharat akula uthe
sun ram ka van gaman bechaare bharat akula uthe
laute ayodhya ko turat nij maat par jhujhla uthe
laute ayodhya ko turat nij maat par jhujhla uthe
is raaj ke badle agar tum mangti mera maran
is raaj ke badle agar tum mangti mera maran
mai dukh na paata chala jaata
chhoo kar tere charan
gaye ram van mein
haaye ram
gaye ram wan mein
aur karoon main raaj to dhikkaar hai
dhikkaar hai
dhikkaar hai
mere janam par dhikkaar hai
lauta na laaun ram ko
tab tak narak jeena mera
hai lahu peena tab talak
jal bhi yahaan peena mera
ram
ram jai jai ram
haaye ram
jai jai ram
jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
siya ram
jai jai ram
jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
jai jai ram
jai jai ram

nadi vikal
parbat hiley

kanpe gagan ke chhor
vyaakul wani bharat ki
goonj rahi chahun or
bhaiya chalo
laut chalo
ro ro taat ne pram gawaye
bhaiya chalo
laut chalo
ro ro tat ne pram gawaye
siya ram gawaa ke awadh puri ne
dono nayan gawaaye
bhaiya chalo laut chalo
ye aansoo koi jod sake to
ek sagar ban jaaye
do bol hain mukh pe logon ke
ek ram dooja haaye
ek ram dooja haaye
ek ram dooja haaye
bhaiya chalo laut chalo
ro ro tat ne pram gawaye
bhaiya chalo laut chalo

ram na laute to unke
charno ki nishani le kar
chale bharat
ke raaj karegi
tab tak yahi awadh par
ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
siya ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
bolo ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
siya ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
bolo ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
siya ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
bolo ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
siya ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
bolo ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
siya ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram
bolo ram jai jai ram
ram jai jai ram

dekho dekho
dekho re logo
bhai bhai ka naata dekho dekho
amar agar ye preet na hoti
jag me kya rah jaata
dekho
dekho re logo bhai bhai ka naata dekho
dekho
dekho re logo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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देखो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
भाई भाई का नाता देखो
देखो
देखो रे लोगो
भाई भाई का नाता देखो देखो
अमर अगर ये प्रीत ना होती जग में क्या रह जाता
देखो
देखो रे लोगो
भाई भाई का नाता देखो
देखो

देखो तज के आज सुख धा॰॰म
चले वन रा॰॰आ॰॰म
चले वन रा॰॰आ॰॰आ ॰॰म
मचा कोहराम
अयोध्या में
देखो तज के आज सुख धाम
चले वन राम
मचा कोहराम अयोध्या में
मचा कोहराम अयोध्या में
कहें लोग हाए कैकई
कुमति क्यों लेई
भई तू बदनाम अयोध्या में
मचा कोहराम अयोध्या में
कहे लागे लखन कर जोड़
कहे लागे लखन कर जोड़
हमें तुम छोड़ अकेले जा ना सकोगे भैया
अकेले जा ना सकोगे भैया
रहूँ मैं सदा तुम्हारे संग
तुम्हारे अंग
अकेले दुख ना पा सकोगे भैया
अकेले दुख ना पा सकोगे भैया
अकेले दुख ना पा सकोगे भैया

आगे आगे राम सिया
पीछे लक्ष्मण बीर
पुरबासी देवें विदा
नैनन नैनन नीर
हाए राम
हाए राम
हाए राम
हाए राम

देखो देखो
देखो रे लोगो॰॰ओ॰ ॰ ॰
भाई भाई का नाता देखो देखो
देखो रे लोगो
भाई भाई का नाता देखो देखो

सुम राम का वन गमन बेचारे भरत अकुला उठे
सुम राम का वन गमन बेचारे भरत अकुला उठे
लौटे अवध को तुरत निज मात पर झुझला उठे
लौटे अवध को तुरत निज मात पर झुझला उठे
इस राज के बदले अगर तुम मांगती मेरा मरण
इस राज के बदले अगर तुम मांगती मेरा मरण
मैं दुख ना पाता चला जाता
छू कर तेरे चरण
गए राम वन में
हाए राम
गए राम वन में
और करूँ मैं राज तो धिक्कार है
धिक्कार है
धिक्कार है
मेरे जनम पर धिक्कार है
लौटा ना लाऊं राम को
तब तक नरक जीना मेरा
है लहू पीना तब तलाक
जल भी यहाँ पीना मेरा
राम
राम जय जय राम
हाए राम
जय जय राम
जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
सिया राम
जय जय राम
जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
जय जय राम
जय जय राम

नदी विकल
परबत हिले
कंपे गगन के छोर
व्याकुल वाणी भरत की
गूंज रही चहुं ओर
भैया चलो
लौट चलो
रो रो तात ने प्राण गँवाए
भैया चलो
लौट चलो
रो रो तात ने प्राण गँवाए
सिया राम गंवा के अवध पुरी ने
दोनों नयन गँवाए
भैया चलो लौट चलो
ये आँसू कोई जोड़ सके तो
एक सागर बन जाये
दो बोल हैं मुख पे लोगों के
एक राम दूजा हाए
एक राम दूजा हाए
एक राम दूजा हाए
भैया चलो लौट चलो
रो रो तात ने प्राण गँवाए
भैया चलो लौट चलो

राम ना लौटे तो उनके
चरणों के निशानी ले कर
चले भरत
के राज करेगी
तब तक यही अवध पर
राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
सिया राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
बोलो राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
सिया राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
बोलो राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
सिया राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
बोलो राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
सिया राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
बोलो राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
सिया राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम
बोलो राम जय जय राम
राम जय जय राम

देखो देखो
देखो रे लोगो
भाई भाई का नाता देखो देखो
अमर अगर ये प्रीत ना होती
जग में क्या रह जाता
देखो
देखो रे लोगो भाई भाई का नाता देखो देखो 
देखो रे लोगो

 


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 a comparatively new film ‘Lagaan’ (2001). The song,written by Javed Akhtar and composed by AR Rahman, is sung by 5 singers, viz. Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh and Udit Narayan. Why do I feel some readers are smiling after reading my above sentence calling ‘Lagaan’ as a new film ? As compared to what my forte has been so far (old films from 1930s to 1970), ‘Lagaan’ IS a comparatively new film. . . at least for me !

I have always believed that there are no boundaries for good films and good music. Fortunately, even today, we still get occasional good films. Of course everybody’s views may be different on this issue. I found that today, the films have better technical values, a bigger canvas and they try to cater to the Indian as well as non Indian audience, since nowadays most big budget films are shown outside India, where they are in big demand.

I am a great fan of Aamir Khan – the Actor. As a person, I don’t like his views, quotes and antics, but I respect his dedication to the roles he does in his films. Despite so many years, he has retained his quality of acting, involvement and his urge to excel and be a different actor. That is why, probably, he chooses to do fewer films than his other contemporaries. May be he believes that “Quantity is always at the cost of quality” !

When Ashutosh Govarikar, the director of ‘Lagaan’, first wrote the film script of ‘Lagaan’, he had decided that only Aamir khan is fit to do the role of Bhuvan. However, after hearing the script, Aamir Khan flatly refused to do the film. He told Ashutosh, “You have broken every rule of Hindi film making in this script (there are 5 such rules). There is a great risk in the film. Dont count me in this “.

Undeterred, Ashutosh made another draft, along with some dialogues. It took him one year. Then he contacted Aamir again, “I have a fresh script”. Aamir was ready to listen, but he asked “I hope it is not the same one having cricket and lagaan ?”  Ashutosh confirmed it was the same. Aamir said, “Then I don’t want to waste 3 hours of mine and yours. Forget it.” When Ashutosh insisted as a friend, Aamir gave him time. . . after one month.

After hearing the revised script, Aamir seemed excited and said, “Yes, I will do this film.”  Then the question came about producer. They went to many producers, but none was ready to do this film. One producer suggested, “In the end show that Bhuvan stabs Captain Russel with a stump, after the match.”  Ashutosh left his place without even responding. Finally they decided that the film has to be produced by Aamir himself. Aamir floated a company – Aamir Khan Productions Pvt Ltd. He and Mansoor Khan produced the film. This was probably the first time when a production company was formed for a script. Normally first the company is formed and the script comes later.

Some critics tried to claim that the ‘Lagaan’ theme is a copy or inspired from ‘Naya Daur’ (1957). Like Shankar in ‘Naya Daur’, Bhuvan also accepts the challenge inspite of villagers’ opposition. Like Rajni,  Gauri supports Bhuvan. Ajit, the one sided lover of Rajni, becomes hero’s enemy in ‘Naya Daur’. In ‘Lagaan’, Yashpal Sharma (Lakha) loves Gauri and becomes Bhuvan’s enemy etc. They showed the film to BR Chopra. He was terribly impressed and immediately wrote a letter to them. He said “In ‘Naya Daur’ the theme was ‘Man v/s Machine’. In your film the theme is ‘Man v/s the Oppressor”. It is totally different, no similarity at all. It is an independent excellent story.”

Ashutosh was very clear in his approach. The film was NOT on cricket. It was on an unjustified taxation and the villagers’ fight against it. ‘Fight for survival’ was the principle here. Villagers were unhappy as there were no rains and then this double Lagaan (taxation) came. The film showed how people get ready to fight the injustice. Even in the advertisements of the film, cricket was never mentioned initially.

The film created records in India as well as abroad. Whenever the film was shown in any International Film Festival and to the Oscar dignitaries, distributors used to throng for rights. The film was dubbed in French and Italian. It became the first Hindi film to be shown in Sweden, Finland and Brazil. The population in those countries did not even know what was the game of cricket. What appealed to them was the villager’s fight against injustice. In few countries just before the film. the general rules of cricket were shown to the audience.

The cast of the film is Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuveer Yadav, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne etc. Before the film was released anywhere, it was first shown to people of Bhuj, where it was shot, as per Aamir’s promise. It was released in United Kingdom, China, Italy, France, USA, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Hong kong, the middle east and many other countries. In India, it was released on 15-6-2001, along with its premiere in UK. With a budget of Rs 250 million, it grossed 700  million rupees in its first week itself.

I liked this movie very much, like many other Aamir Khan films. I am not giving its story which is too well known. it was given by our own Nahm ji when she discussed its first song on this blog some time back. By coincidence, Peevesie’s Dad ji posted the second song of this film, coinciding with our young member and his daughter Peevesie’s birthday on Saturday, the 23rd December. Today’s song is the 3rd song from the film. The film has 7 songs and one dance instrumental piece. All songs are written by Javed Akhtar and composed by AR Rahman.

The situation of this song, which is a song from film’s opening scenes, is that villagers are worried as there are no rains for a long time. Suddenly, dark black clouds gather over the skies, making them feel that rains will come anytime now. They start celebrations and sing this song. But Alas ! the black clouds disappear as suddenly as they had come and gloom spreads over the village again. Just watch the feelings on the faces of the villagers before and after the cloud entry and exit. Enjoyable song. . . and the film !

(Note: Thanks to an adapted article by late Abhijit Desai about ‘Lagaan’. )

 


Song – Ghanan Ghanan Ghir Ghir Aaye Badra (Lagaan) (2001) Singers – Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhvinder Singh, Udit Narayan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – AR Rahman
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics 

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao

megha chhaaye
barkhaa laaye
ghir ghir aaye
ghir ke aaye..ey..ey..ey..ey. . .
kahin mann machal machal
na yun chal sambhal sambhal
gaye din badal
tu ghar se nikal
barasne waala hai amrit jal..ll..ll. . .
duvidha ke din beet gaye
bhaiyyaa malhaar sunaao

ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

ras agar barsega
kaun phir tarsega
koyaliya gaayegi baithi munderon par
jo panchhi gaayenge
naye din aayenge
ujaale muskura denge andheron par
prem ki barkha mein
bheege bheege tan mann
dharti pe dekhenge paani ka darpan
jaiyo tum jahaan jahaan
dekhiyo wahaan wahaan
yehi ik samaa
ke dharti yahaan
ho pehne saat rangon ki chunariyaa..aa..aa. . .

ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

pedon par jhoole daalo
aur oonchi paing badhaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao

hey..ey.ey hey ey
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
ho oo oo oo ooooo

aai hai rut matwaali
bichhaane hariyaali
ye apne sang mein laayi hai saawan ko
ye bijuri ki paayal
ye baadal ka aanchal
sajaane laayi hai dharti ki dulhan ko
daali daali pehnegi phoolon ke kangan
sukh ab barsega aangan aangan..nn..nn
khilegi ab kali kali
hansegi ab gali gali
hawa jo chali
to rut lagi bhali
jalaa de jo tan mann wo dhoop dhali

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao
boondon ke baan chalaao
ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho. . .

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ

मेघा छाए
बरखा लाये
घिर घिर आए
घिर के आये॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰॰
कहीं मन मचल मचल
ना यूं चल संभल संभल
गए दिन बदल
तू घर से निकल
बरसने वाला है अमृत जल॰॰ल्ल॰॰ल्ल॰॰॰
दुविधा के दिन बीत गए
भईय्या मल्हार सुनाओ

घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

रस अगर बरसेगा
कौन फिर तरसेगा
कोयलिया गाएगी बैठी मुँडेरों पर
जो पंछी गाएँगे
नए दिन आएंगे
उजाले मुस्कुरा देंगे अँधेरों पर
प्रेम की बरखा में
भीगे भीगे तन मन
धरती पे देखेंगे पानी का दर्पण
जइयो तुम जहां जहां
देखियों वहाँ वहाँ
यही इक समा
के धरती यहाँ
हो पहने सात रंगों की चुनरिया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰॰

घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

पेड़ों पर झूले डालो
और ऊंची पेंग बढ़ाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए हे ए
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हो ओ ओ ओ ओsss

आई है रूत मतवाली
बिछाने हरियाली
ये अपने संग में लाई है सावन को
ये बिजुरी की पायल
ये बादल का आँचल
सजाने लाई है धरती की दुल्हन को
डाली डाली पहनेगी फूलों के कंगन
सुख अब बरसेगा आँगन आँगन॰॰न्न॰॰न्न
खिलगे अब कली कली
हँसेगी अब गली गली
हवा जो चली
तो रुत लगी भली
जला दे जो तन मन वो धूप ढली

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ
घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो॰ ॰ ॰

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन


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.

After a long gap-a very long gap really-I am discussing a song from a Mythological film- Ayodhyapati-56.

This song is sung by Hemant Kumar- who had actually specialised in singing such songs in the decade of 1950s. This decade was a Golden period for Religious films, because as many as 124 Religious, Mythological and devotional films were released in the decade from 1950 to 1959. This worked out to an average of one such film released in every month for 120 months, that is 10 years, continuously. Some of the best Bhajans of Hemant Kumar are from this decade only.

Among Mythological stories, Ram katha has always been the most popular, having a slight edge over Lord Krishna’s stories. No wonder that so many films were made, from the silent era till the 1970s on this topic. After 1970s, the baton of religious films/ stories was passed on to Television and no mythological films, barring some exceptions, have been made during the last 30-40 years.

Film Ayodhyapati was slightly different from the normal movies of this genre, viz Ramkatha. The story content of this film was based on a little known but interesting chapter of Ramayana. It was related to an episode before Rama’s birth.

The central theme of the film ( and it occupied a major portion of the film ) was focused on King Dashratha and queen Kaikeyi.

The name Kaikeyi, when uttered, brings hatred, anger and disgust to one’s mind, as she is branded as a ” Villain ” in Ramayana. If one reads the original version of Ramayana, written by the sage Valmiki, one will find that the truth is entirely different. In film Ayodhyapati, the focus is on Kaikeyi- explaining how she got those two Boons, which changed the course of Ramayana, from king Dashrath.

When I went into details, I learnt so many new things. It seems, all was planned with a purpose. Lord Rama, being an incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu, had a specific mission on this earth and Kaikeyi was made a vehicle to initiate this mission.

Rama accorded Kaikeyi full respect; he gave her his abode and released her from the cycle of births and deaths. Yet Rama’s devotees find it difficult to forgive her for banishing him to the forest. Tulasidas, however, says it was all a Cosmic Play to destroy the demons. But devotees argue that Rama could have gone to the forest anyway, to destroy the demons. Why drag Sita along? Yet a reading of Ramayana shows that all those who met Rama, Sita and Lakshmana were blessed and they attained life’s goal by seeing, meeting, serving, talking to Rama. Many lives were transformed by the vision of Rama with Sita and Lakshmana. Only one person was forever disgraced and disrespected, and that person was Kaikeyi.

No girl is named Kaikeyi lest she takes on her characteristics. This is the bhakti perspective as Kaikeyi is seen in negative light. A jnani would know that what Kaikeyi contributed to the Cosmic Drama. Hers was the greatest sacrifice as she embraced infamy forever. Rama acknowledges her sacrifice and gives her due respect when they all come to meet him in the forest and when he comes back to Ayodhya later.

Kaikeyi’s maid Manthara’s motives are clear as she wanted to serve the king’s mother. But Kaikeyi’s change of behaviour is strange. Kaikeyi was the daughter of King Ashwapati and the only sister of seven brothers. She was brave, daring, rode chariots, fought wars, was extremely beautiful, played instruments, sang and danced. King Dasaratha saw her on a hunting expedition in Kashmir and fell in love with her. Kaikeyi’s father extracted a promise that her son (his grandson) would ascend the throne. Dasaratha agreed as he had no son from any of his wives. But Kaikeyi did not bear a son and so Dasaratha married Sumitra.

It is only in old age that Dasaratha gets four sons due to a yagna ceremony and Rama is the beloved of all. Kaikeyi loves Rama more than her own son Bharata, so it was inconceivable that she would banish Rama to the forest for 14 years. Sages say all this was going according to a Cosmic Plan. Just as there are several grounds for God’s incarnation as Rama and the creation of Ravana, there are several reasons for Kaikeyi’s actions. Firstly, Dasaratha had promised the throne to Kaikeyi’s son and the promise had to be honoured as was the rule of the Raghu Dynasty- ‘Praan jaaye par vachan na jaaye’- ‘Our words must be honoured even at the cost of our life.’ Second, as a child, Rama told Kaikeyi that since he was the incarnation of Vishnu, he needed an excuse to destroy demons and save sages. He needed someone to banish Him for 14 years and chose Kaikeyi as she was the boldest of the queens. Thirdly, as a child, Kaikeyi had blackened the face of a sage in meditation and he cursed her that she too would get a similar black reputation.

Ramkatha exponent Morari Bapu, gives us a fourth reason. Kaikeyi’s guru Sage Ratna, an astrologer, predicted that she would marry the king of Ayodhya who would die due of grief for his sons. To save the Raghu Dynasty, Kaikeyi would have to ensure that for 14 years no one sat on the throne for that would lead to misfortune. Sage Ratna was father of Shravan Kumar’s grandparents. Shravan Kumar was later killed accidentally by King Dasaratha’s arrow. Shravan Kumar’s grandfather was Sage Dhoumya whose parents were Ratnavali and Sage Ratna. Sage Ratna was a royal priest of Nandigram ruled by King Ashwapati. Sage Ratna had warned her that life as a queen would be very testing and her husband would die of grief for his son. Guru Vasishtha knew of this and decided that grief for son could be death of a son so rather than one son and king dying it would be better that only the king dies. So grief of separation was introduced and Dasaratha was allowed to die. Vasishtha advised Kaikeyi to ask for her two boons — for Rama to be exiled for 14 years and throne for Bharata. He knew that Bharata would never sit on the throne as long as Rama was living. It was Vasishtha who advised Bharata to install Rama’s wooden slippers on the throne if Rama disagreed to return to Ayodhya. The whole drama was planned and the players merely acted.

Kaikeyi had been given two boons for her fighting skills. When Indra, king of gods, requested Dasaratha to fight demon Samhasura, Kaikeyi accompanied him. In the battle Dasaratha’s chariot wheel got loose and Kaikeyi put her little finger in the spoke. Soon she took the chariot to a safe place, changed the wheel, nursed the wounded king and again went in the battlefield and they won. Dasaratha promised her two boons which she laughed away. She had forgotten about these boons but not Vashishtha and Manthara. They advised her to use these boons, but the intentions were different.

Kaikeyi inherited obstinacy from her mother. Once when King Ashwapati and his queen were strolling he heard a pair of birds talking and laughed uncontrollably. Ashwapati, King of Kashmir, had the boon of understanding language of birds, insects and animals. The queen wanted to know what the bird had said but the king replied that according to the boon if he disclosed it he would die. The queen said she didn’t care whether he lived or died but he must tell her what the birds had said. The king banished her forever to her parental home. Kaikeyi was raised by maid Manthara who wanted Kaikeyi to enjoy the highest status.

Kaikeyi knew she would be abused, hated and disliked for all times to come but she agreed to be a part of God’s leela or play.(thanks to speaking tree.in for some information.)

Film Ayodhyapati-56 was produced by A.A.Nadiyadwala, under the banner of Pushpa Pictures. The film was directed by S. Fattelal. Sheikh Fattelal Yasin Mistri was born on 20-10-1897, at Kagal in Kolhapur state of Maharashtra. He was the son of a stone Mason.He took artistic education from Abalal Rehman in Kolhapur. At the age of 21 years, he co-founded Maharashtra Film Company in Kolhapur, with Baburao Painter. He worked as an alround technician, learning many aspects of film making, including cinematography to a perfection. He had a friend Vishnu Govind Damle here, who was with Fattelal till he died.

In 1929, Fattelal left Maharashtra Film Company, along with his friends, Damle, Shantaram, Dhaiber nd Sitaram Kulkarni, to establish Prabhat Film company. He was popularly known as ‘ Saheb Mama ‘. In Prabhat, Fattelal became head of the production department and built sets for all the major films of Prabhat. His sets were appreciated even in Hollywood in those days. He made a team with Damle and they first directed a silent film ” Maharathi Karna “. Their next venture was Talkie film ” Sant Tukaram”-36. This film won laurels all over India and also in the Venice film festival. He worked on film ” Gopal Krishna”-38, ” Sant Dyaneshwar”-40 and ” Sant Sakhu”-42. After Damle died in July 1945, Fattelal directed film ” Jagadguru Shankaracharys”-55 and his last film as a Director was ” Ayodhyapati”-56. Then he retired.
Fattelal died on 24-1-1964 at Bombay.

Fattelal had married actress Gulab bai alias Kamla Devi.She was an actress in Maharashtra film company and later on in Prabhat film company. Most of our readers must have seen the famous Logo of Prabhat Films. It shows a bent lady, blowing ” Tutari “. The lady was Gulab bai, on whom this logo was filmed…by Fattelal himself.

Film Ayodhyapati-56 had 11 songs. One song is already discussed here. Today’s song is the second song.Unfortunately, barring these two, no other song is presently available on You Tube or anywhere on Internet. There is a 3 part very melodious song in this film, which depicts the preparation for young Rama’s proposed coronation, which never took place then.

The cast of the film was Usha Kiran ( Kaikeyi), Abhi Bhattacharya (King Dashrath), Rajkumar-khatri ( Rama), Ratnamala (Seeta), Dar Kashmiri alias Jeevan (Narad) etc etc. We also find a name ‘ Baby Asha Parikh’- who was to debut as a Heroine within 3 years from then on. Today’s song by Hemant kumar is played in the background when lord Rama leaves Ayodhya for the banishment to Jungles for 14 years……..


Song-Chhod chaley aaj hamaare Raam Ayodhya chhod chaley (Ayodhyapati)(1956) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

chhod chale ae ae
aaj hamaare raam ayodhya chhod chaley
chhod chale ae
aaj hamaare raam ayodhya chhod chaley
vanvaasi ban raj dulaare sabse naata tod chaley
mukh mod chaley ae
aaj hamaare raam ayodhya chhod chaley

chala raam ka sewak ban kar laxman jaisa bhai
chali jaanki ban kar apne preetam ki parchhaai
nar naari pashu panchhi sabka manyak(?) naata tod chaley
mukh mod chaley ae
aaj hamaare ram ayodhya chhod chaley

jaise bachhde chhin jaane par dekha karti gaiyya
jaise bachhde chhin jaane par dekha karti gaiyya
waise hi ro ro kar dekhen ram lakhan ko maiya
maaya mamta mahal moh in sabse naata tod chaley
mukh mod chaley ae
aaj hamare raam ayodhya chhod chaley

Laxman bina mahal hai soona
seeta bina rasoi
raam bina hai sooni ayodhya
saari parja royi
chhod ke kaliyon ki galiyaan kaanton se nata jod chaley
mukh mod chaley ae
aaj hamaare
raam ayodhya chhod chaley
aaj hamaare
raam ayodhya chhod chaley


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.

This song is from the film Girls School-1949. It is sung by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum- one of the most popular singing pair of the late 1940s. The song was written by Kavi Pradeep and the Music Director for this song was C.Ramchandra. In this film, there were two Music Directors. One was Anil Biswas ( he composed 4 songs) and C.Ramchandra ( he composed 5 songs).

In those days, it was quite unusual to have 2 very well known and well established composers for one film. During Partition time, few composers had left India without completing their assignments and the work was then completed by another composer. So there was a convincing reason for such cases. There were few pairs of composers like Husnlal-Bhagatram, but it was a professional and permanent team. In case of Girls School-49, having two big composers was quite unusual and it created ripples in the industry, not only in those times, but its echos were heard again in 1954 also. Let us see how it all happened.

This film was produced by Kavi Pradeep under the banner of Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. This was a company floated by him and Amiya Chakrawarty-director of this film. To understand the complexiities of Girls school, we must go back a little. In 1942, Anil Biswas was invited by Ranjit at a salary of Rs. 1500/ per month and by Bombay Talkies at a salary of Rs 2500/ per month. As National studio was winding up, Anil Biswas wanted to make a change anyway, but due to the contract of national he could not join Bombay Talkies openly. He, however, gave music to the film Basant-42 and name of his brother in Law, Pannalal Ghosh was used as its Music Director.

Finally when Anil Biswas joined Bombay Talkies, there were already two groups there. One was led by Devika Rani and Amiya Chakraborty and the other was led by S. Mukherjee along with Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee, Pradeep etc-a total of 15 artistes. Anil Biswas was invited by Devika Rani and that too at a salary of Rs. 2500/ per month, when Pradeep was getting Rs 1500 per month. This irritated Pradeep no end and he started troubling and finding faults with Anil Biswas. However Anil Biswas gave excellent music in the film Kismet and then everyone was happy as the film celebrated jubilees everywhere.

With this back ground, Anil Biswas joined Girls school as a Music Director, mainly due to Amiya who knew his calibre. Because of everybody’s background , the film was entirely shot in the Studios of Bombay Talkies. Kavi Pradeep being a producer and a Lyricist started interfering with Anil Biswas’s work and criticising him at every opportunity. Anil Biswas was fed up. He had already recorded three songs and a solo by Lata , ” tum hi kaho, mera man udas kyun na rahe” was to be recorded. Anil Biswas had taken C Ramchandra as his assistant for this film. Though C Ramchandra was already a popular and wellknown idndependent composer himself , still he had accepted to be his assistant here due to his respect for Anil Biswas. When the tune for Lata’s solo was made, Pradeep passed caustic remarks about it being not so good. There was an altercation between Anil Biswas and Pradeep and Biswas quit then and there and went away.

C Ramchandra had to take over as the Music Director for the balance songs of the movie. Pradeep was very happy. Next day recording of Lata’s solo song took place under the supervision of C Ramchandra, as planned. Later when Lata came to know that Anil Biswas has left and C Ramchandra had replaced him, she was very angry and said that she would not have recorded the song had she known about Anil Biswas’s exit. She objected to C Ramchandra taking over as the music direction and complained about it in the Artists association too. (Remember that Lata and C Ramchandra’s relations had not formed yet and Lata was still with Husnlal at that time.)

Later on in 1954, when O P Nayyar replaced Roshan for Mehbooba, Lata took up the issue with the Music Directors’ association. Anil Biswas was the chairman at that time and O P Nayyar was boycotted. At that time Lata quoted Girls school incident to prove that she was “highly Principled” on such matters!

Anyway, that was how C Ramchandra became the Music Director of Girls school-49 and he composed 4 duets of Shamshad and 1 solo of Lalita Deulkar in this movie. All the four duets of this pair are very interesting. However, with all this jhamelas, film Girls school was a total Flop. Pradeep lost heavily and closed the production company forthwith, after just this one film.

I had not seen this film, so I was curious to find its review in contemporary magazines. I did not find it in Film India or in other periodicals. However I read one letter from a reader in Film India, which criticised the film for not having to do anything with women’s education. He further asserted that the film title was a misnomer, since not even one scene was there in entire film which showed running classes or a teacher in the class etc. Finally I found a short synopsis of his film in the ‘ Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, which is given here to give an idea of what the film was about.

” Rural drama about Meena (Geeta Bali) who leaves home rather than submit to an arranged marriage and starts a girls school in a village, although opposed by the local zamindar. The zamindars brother-in-law Bipin (Sajjan), who lusts after Meena, is the villain. The hero (Sohan) appears in answer to an advertisement for a schoolteacher and is appointed only because Meena mistakes his name – Shanti Kumar Majumdar for that of a woman. The zamindar’s widowed sister Sumitradevi, a supporter of the school, objects because he is not married. Meena and Shanti Kumar fall in love but realises the damage he may cause to her school and leaves. Bipin then spreads rumours about Shanti Kumar morals, which causes further difficulties that have to be resolved before both the future of the school and of the loving couple could be assured. ”

The cast of the film consisted of Rehana, Sohan, Kuldeep Kaur, David, Pran, Iftekhar etc etc. Not much information is available about this Hero- Sohan. In Hindi films, many aspirants tried their luck. Not all of them got an opportunity to enter films. In the early era, it was easy, but as the years passed by, it became difficult for the hopefuls. Few lucky ones got a Mentor- it helped them to only to enter films but not stay in the industry.

“Aaye bhi vo, gaye bhi vo, khatam fasana ho gaya “. These newcomers were given a fair opportunity to showcase their abilities, but unfortunately, despite their honest efforts, their skill did not show up and the audience was unimpressed. They got big banners, good experienced directors, but they disappointed their Mentors with non existent abilities to act. They proved to be ‘Non- Actors ‘.

Among them, some male actor’s names which I remember off hand are Arjun in Malhar-51, Rattan Chopra in Aman-67,Mom ki Gudia-72, Vijay kumar in Alif laila-54,Premendra in Holi aayee re-70, Deepak kumar in Aabroo-68, Ajay in Wapas-69, Som Dutt in mann ka meet-68, Vikram in Julie-75,Rajeev Kapoor in Raam teri Ganga maili-85, Shekhar Suman in Utsav-84, Kaycee mehra in Chhabilee-60 and mem didi-61, prashant in Sehra-63, Ashok Sharma in Hamari yaad aayegi-61, Ajit Chitnis in Aaj ki baat-55, Nusrat Kardar in Dard-47, Manish in Saraswati Chandra-68, Rajiv in Nayi umar ki nayi fasal-65, Aroop kumar in Bezubaan-62 etc etc.

Sohan Kapila was also one such actor, who was not successful as a Hero. Actually, big banners like Filmistan supported him. He got seasoned Heroines like Geeta Bali and Rehana as well as Debutants Jayashree Gadkar and Nalini Chonkar, but nothing worked. He proved that you can take the Horse to the water, but you can not make it drink !!! He acted in Girls school-49, lajawab-50, Sanskar-58, Ek armaan mera-59, Chaand ki duniya-59, Babar-60, Commercial pilot officer-63 and Picnic-66 and may be some more as character roles. After he retired, his daughter actress Padmini Kapila also had the same fate !

The film had 9 songs (4-by Anil Biswas and 5 by C.Ramchandra). Five songs are already discussed in this Blog. Today’s song is the sixth song. The song is not very melodious or foot tapping, but it has an unmistakable C.Ramchandra stamp on it. So let us enjoy this fun song.

Editors comments:
Today (11 december 2017) is Kavi Pradeep’s remembrance day. So this song serves as a tribute to him.

Secondly, this song is the 600th song of Shamshad Begam in the blog. She becomes the 18th artist and seventh singer to reach this mark in the blog.


Song-Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main (Girls School)(1949) Singers-C Ramchandra, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

o o o o
danke ki chot par kehtaa hoon main
sunte jaao ji laalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa

oy laalala
o o
badi badi deengen jo haank rahe thhe
unke honthon pe lag gayaa taalaa

oy kal tak diwaali manaate thhe jo
dekho nikalaa hai unkaa deewaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

chhip chhip ke chhuriyaan chalaane waalon
kab tak manaaoge khair

ho o o
chhip chhip ke chhuriyaan chalaane waalon
kab tak manaaoge khair
ishwar ki duniyaa mein der hai bhaiyaa
lekin nahin andher
ishwar ki duniyaa mein der hai bhaiyaa
lekin nahin andher
doosron ke liye mat khodo kunwaa
kisi kaa bhi is’se bhalaa naa huaa

are ham sab ke upar jo maalik khadaa hai
wo hai hazaar haathwaalaa
aeji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

jeet naa sakegaa koi ab hamse baazi
jeet naa sakegaa koi ab hamse baazi
miyaan bibi raazi to kyaa karegaa kaazi

chullu bhar paani mein doob maro bhaiyaa
kehtaa hai ye gaadiwaalaa
chhote chhote baadalon
tum kyaa chhupaaoge
chandaa kaa ujiyaalaa
arre chhote chhote baadalon
tum kyaa chhupaaoge
chandaa kaa ujiyaalaa
aeji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala


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 law.

Today’s song is from a rare and less known film ‘Lakharani’ from 1945.

Although this was a film made by the great Prabhat Film Company of Poona, unlike earlier Prabhat films this movie never became famous or a landmark film. The reasons were many. The main reason was that it was was made in the period when the company had become very weak after V Shantaram left Prabhat Studios along with some of his chosen people from various departments. Secondly, the storyline of this film was far away from the type of films Prabhat had made in the past. True to its tradition, however, the film had a central theme of “open entry for all castes into Hindu temples“. But it was told through a story of tribal folks and allied jungle people, with whom probably, the audience could not  identify themselves.

Thirdly, the songs and music of this film was below average. The music director, Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar (1891-1974) had a reputation of being an Orthodox Sangeet Natak classicist. His songs never became popular except perhaps the multi-language song of Shanta Hublikar in the film ‘Aadmi’ (1939) (‘Manoos’ in Marathi). Even his contemporary Keshvrao Bhole gave more popular songs. His only film giving good music was Rajkamal’s ‘Mali’ (1944), wherein he himself was the hero opposite Ameerbai Karnataki.

The film was directed by Vishram Bedekar – more famous as a playwright and a script writer. His scripts used to be quite complex. He wrote the story of ‘Lakharani’, in addition to directing it. Vishram Bedekar (b. 1906), Marathi and Hindi film director, best known as a writer, was born in Amravati, Eastern Maharashtra. He started his career with the Sangeet Natak company Balwant Sangeet Mandali as a playwright-lyricist. From there, he moved to film-making when the theatre group expanded its box-office draw by producing ‘Krishnarjun Yuddha’, starring the group’s writer-actor Chintamanrao Kolhatkar. Unlike other films produced by Sangeet Natak companies (e.g. Lalitkaladarsh), the film succeeded commercially and he co-directed three more with the group’s owner-producer Vamanrao N Bhatt. He scripted the mythological ‘Pundalik’ (1936) and, according to his autobiography, he also co-directed the film with VN Bhatt.

He briefly studied film-making in the UK in 1938. In that same year, he published his first novel, ‘Ranangan’  on his return to India. He joined Prabhat Studios briefly to write Shantaram’s ‘Shejari’ / ‘Padosi’ (1941). In 1944, he returned to the studio to script ‘Ramshastri’, a re-edited version of which, credited to him, was later released as a children’s film entitled ‘Ramshastri Ka Nyay’. In 1945, he directed ‘Lakharani’ which incidentally is Guru Dutt’s début film. He went on to make classic melodramas for Baburao Pendharkar’s New Huns, Baburao Pai’s Famous Pics and Minerva Movietone. He wrote the script for Shantaram’s ‘Amar Bhoopali’ (1951). Later he directed the early productions of Ramsay Brothers, viz. ‘Rustom Sohrab’ (1963) and ‘Ek Nannhi Munni Ladki Thi’ (1970).

Vishram Bedekar worked in modernist frame defined by K Narayan Kale’s generation and GB Shaw. Most of his literary and film works recast stereotypes of pre-WW I Marathi social reform novels into the declamatory style of prose melodrama with increasingly complex storylines. As a playwright, his works include ‘Brahmakumari’, ‘Vaje Paool Apule’ and ‘Tilak Ani Agarkar’ (1980). In 1985, he published his autobiography – ‘Ek Jhaad Ani Don Pakshi’.
(Note: The above bio sketch of Vishram Bedekar is adapted from Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema.)

‘Lakharani’ is important for one reason – Guru Dutt made his acting debut with this film. Guru Dutt (9-7-1925 to 10-10-1964) did the role of Lachman, brother of the heroine Lakharani, in this film. After doing a basic course in dancing from the dance academy of the famous dancer Uday Shanker, in Almora, he joined Prabhat Studios as a choreographer. However, in his first film he was only an actor and an assistant director to Vishram Bedekar. In his second film ‘ Hum Ek Hain’ (1946), he worked as the choreographer and as an assistant to PL Santoshi, the debutant director of the film. Later he was assistant director to Anadinath Bannerjee for the film ‘Mohan’ (1947), to Amiya Chakravarty for the film ‘Girls School’ (1949) and to Gyan Mukherjee for the film ‘Sangram’ (1950). His first stint as an independent director came with iconic film ‘Baazi’ (1951).

Another actor Ramsingh had a major role in the film ‘Lakharani’. Earlier he had done a small role in the film ‘Ramshastri’ (1944). Ramsingh’s name is not very famous or well known, but in his times, he appeared as a hero and also in villain’s role in many films. Information about him was not available anywhere on the internet till today. For the first time, this information is appearing here today. His entry in films and his life story makes a very interesting read.

During the 1942 ‘Quit India’ movement, there was a riot in Allahabad. Police opened fire and along with several other people, Secretary of All University Students Union also was killed. Fearing a backlash from college students, the Government closed down all colleges and vacated the hostels. As a result of this, two persons became homeless. One was Ramchandra Thakur – later to become famous as Kavi Pradeep; and the other was Ramsingh – who became an actor.

After the riots, instead of informing his family about his welfare, Ramsingh left for Bombay and then went on to Poona, to become an actor. He was tall, fair and handsome. V Shantaram hired him as an assistant in the studio. Because he never returned home, his family thought that he must have been killed in the riots and grieved.

One day one of the villagers came to their house and told excitedly, that he had seen a Hindi film and in that film, an actor looked exactly like Ramsingh. The family went to the town and saw the film. Lo and behold ! there he was. Looking just like Ramsingh. Anxiously a group of elders reached Prabhat Studio in Poona and enquired. The officials brought them face to face with their own son – Ramsingh !! Everyone was happy. It seems he did not contact his household just to avoid the police investigations, as he too was an active participant in the agitation.

Ramsingh was born into a rich zamindar family of village Ishanpur in Pratapgarh (UP), in 1920. After graduating, while still doing his MA, he joined films. His first film was ‘Ramshastri’ (1944), then came ‘Chand’ (1944), ‘Lakhrani’ (1945) and ‘Hum Ek Hain (1946) – all Prabhat films. While with Prabhat Studios, he became friendly with Dev Anand and Guru Dutt. In his later years, they would give him a role in almost every film they made.

In his other films, Ramsingh worked with heroine Ranjit Kumari (real name Ranjit Kaur), to whom he got married later on. He was already married while in school and also had 3 children from his first wife. From the second marriage he got 4 children.

Ramsingh played hero, villain and character roles in 69 films. Some of his notable films, besides the four films from Prabhat Studios are, ‘Gaon’ (1947), ‘Shaheed’ (1948), ‘Khidki’ (1949), ‘Aparadhi’ (1950) – he was the hero, opposite to Madhubala, ‘Sargam’ (1950), ‘Sangram’ (1950), ‘Shrimati ji’ (1952),  ‘Jaal’ (1952), ‘Baaz’ (1953) etc. In the latter part of his career, he only got insignificant roles in B and C grade films and mythologicals. His last films were ‘Sati Sulochana’ (1969), ‘Veer Chhatrasaal’ (1971) and ‘Mere Bhaiya’ (1972); the last two being released after he retired from films.

When film ‘Jaal’ (1952) was imported into West Pakistan (on the East Pakistan quota), the Pak film industry started an agitation against Indian films, demanding a total ban on Indian films in Pakistan, as they believed the Indian films were killing their business. Leader of this agitation was WZ Ahmed, once a successful director/producer in India (from the erstwhile Shalimar Films of Poona and the mentor and husband of actress Neena). Consequently, Indian films were banned in Pakistan, at a later stage.

Ramsingh returned to his native place with Ranjit Kumari and children in 1970 and started doing agriculture. The then UP Chief Minister HN Bahuguna was his classmate and a very good friend. Ramsingh approached him. To help him, Bahuguna established the UP Film Corporation and made Ramsingh its chairman. However, due to political turmoil in the country, Bahuguna left congress and joined the off shoot party Congress For Democracy, against Indira Gandhi. As a result the film corporation was wound up and Ramsingh returned to the agriculture business again. He started drinking heavily, against medical advise and died in 1984, in his village.
(Note: The above bio sketch of Ramsingh is adapted with thanks, from Javed Hamid’s forthcoming book ‘हिन्दी सिनेमा के कुछ जाने अंजाने फनकार’.)

The spelling of film title – ‘Lakharani’, was an enigma. In many places, including the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, the film is spelt as LAKHRANI, while the HFGK says LAKHARANI. To get the correct information, I wrote to Shri Harmandir Singh ji. He promptly sent me a copy of the film booklet and confirmed that the correct name is LAKHARANI only. Thanks, Hamraz ji. The cast of the film is Durga Khote, Monica Desai, Azuri, Sapru, Ramsingh, Guru Dutt, etc. The story of this film is,

Bichwa (Durga Khote) is the queen of a devout untouchable community, which is not permitted to enter any temple. Her daughter Lakharani marries the prince from a community of atheists and hence is excommunicated by her own tribe.The devout group has their devotion tested by economic setbacks and a major conflict erupts between them and the atheists’ community. But God materialises on earth, thus solving the problems of belief and its attendant conflicts. Untouchability is abolished and they all can enter temples and worship also.

The film has 6 songs. Though the record numbers are given by HFGK, the name of singers is not mentioned for any song. The lyricist is Qamar Jalaalabaadi and the composer is Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar. No songs were found on the net or the You Tube, so I turned to our in-house collector, Sudhir ji. He promptly informed me that he has 4 songs of this film. On my request he not only sent me 2 songs, but also uploaded today’s song on my request. Thank you Sudhir ji, you are a great help indeed.

Lakharani makes her debut on this Blog today. Enjoy its first ever song. . .

(Ed Note: The title line of this song is modified, after listening to the song. In the Geet Kosh, this song corresponds to the song at sl. no. 6, which is listed as “Ab Moti Giraane Lagi Saawan Ki Ghataayen”. After listening to the song, it is observed that the refrain “Ik Gori Ki Aankhon Se. . .” is repeated after each antaraa, and is the more appropriate title line for the song.)


Song – Ik Gori Ki Aankhon Se Mujhe Pyaar Hua Hai (Lakharani) (1945) Singer -Unidentified Male Voice, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Master Krishna Rao
Unidentified Male + Female Voices
Female Chorus

Lyrics 

ab moti giraane lagi saawan ki ghataayen
bagiya mein bikharne lagi bulbul ki sadaayen

ha ha ha haha

khilne ke liye phool bhi taiyaar hua hai
khilne ke liye phool bhi taiyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
sunder meri aashaon ka sansaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o koel duniya ko sunaao ye fasaana
o panchhio gaao meri duniya ko jagaana
o panchhio gaao meri duniya ko jagaana
ab haath pakad haath se iqraar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o gori ki paayal zara jhankaar suna de
ye bhed mere dil ka zamaane ko bataa de..ey..ey
abaad mere phoolon ka sansaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o nadiya ke lehro ye kinaare ko bata do
toofaan ki maujon ko mera haal suna do..oo..oo
do lehron mein mil jaane ka iqraar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अब मोती गिराने लगीं सावन की घटाएँ
बगिया में बिखरने लगीं बुलबुल की सदाएं

हा हा हाहा

खिलने के लिए फूल भी तैयार हुआ है
खिलने के लिए फूल भी तैयार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
सुंदर मेरी आशाओं का संसार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ कोयल दुनिया को सुनाओ ये फसाना
ओ पंछीओ गाओ मेरी दुनिया को जगाना
ओ पंछीओ गाओ मेरी दुनिया को जगाना
अब हाथ पकड़ हाथ से इक़रार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ गोरी की पायल ज़रा झंकार सुना दे
ये भेद मेरे दिल का ज़माने को सुना दे॰॰ए॰॰ए
आबाद मेरे फूलों का संसार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ नदिया की लहरों ये किनारे को बता दो
तूफान की मौजों को मेरा हाल सुना दो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
दो लहरों में मिल जाने का इक़रार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है


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 Hamrahi-45, a remake of Bangla film ‘Udayer Pathey’-44, made by New Theatres, Calcutta and a maiden Directorial Debut by Bimal Roy, both for Bangla and Hindi.

This film was clearly based on Leftist Philosophy, wherein the oppressed classes are up against the richer classes. Bengal has always been a hub of political activities. Bangla people breathe in and breathe out politics. Every Bengalee is perpetually against the establishment, be it a Capitalist or even their own Government. No wonder the Left Front Ruled West Bengal from 1977 to 2011 and then collapsed due to their own people !

Story of this film was written by Jyotirmoy Roy, who later married the Heroine of this film, Binota Bose ( and restricted her work only to Bangla films wherein he was associated some way). He also wrote the dialogues. The lyrics were by Munshi Zakir Hussain. Two Bangla songs remained in the Hindi version also.Both were written by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. One of them was “Jana Gana Mana “, which became our National Anthem after Independence. This is already discussed in the Blog. The other Bangla song is sung by Hemant Kumar and Binota Bose.

The cast of the Bangla and Hindi versions was almost same, except few actors who replaced the Bangla actors. These were Bhupendra Kapoor,Hiralal,Deen Dayal Luthra and Ramesh Sinha. The lead pair of Radha Mohan Bhattacharya and Binota Bose was the same in both versions. Other cast included Tulsi Chakravarty,Meera Datta, Maya Bose, Manorama etc etc. Music was by the great Raichand Boral in both versions.

Binota Bose Roy proved to be a one film wonder in Hindi films, though she sang songs in films Wapas-43 ( 3 songs ) and Hamrahi-45. Binota Basu was born in a Brahma family in 1925 on Kojagari Lakshmi Purnima Tithi and was therefore called Lakshmi. Her father Satya Sundar Basu was an advocate in Patna High court. Binota was one of his six daughters.

Satya Sundar was a lawyer by profession but his music was his first love and after court hours his routine was to sing and play musical instruments like the Sitar, the organ and many others. Binota’s mother was a good singer too. So Binota had music in her blood and she entered films as a playback artiste in Dikshul (1943).

Raichand Boral had introduced her to Pankaj Kumar Mallick, the music director of the film. This happened after the family shifted to Calcutta. While in Calcutta, Binota along with her sisters came in close touch with cousin Chinmohan Sehanbish , who in turn introduced them to the legendary Debabrata Biswas from whom Binota got some early training in music. Under Raichand Boral’s guidance her first major success was in Wapas (1943), where she sang “Albela Mastana”, “Jeevan Hai Bekar” and “Bhool Na Jana”. All the songs became popular.

The next year Binota became a star with her acting and singing in Bimal Roy’s Udayer Pathey (1944) and with the Hindi version Humrahi got an all India exposure. Her popularity touched the sky but soon she got married to Jyotirmoy Roy, who had written the story of Udayer Pathey.
After marriage she was allowed to work mostly in films associated with her husband. These included Abhijatri (1947), Diner Parey Din (1949), Shankhabani (1951), Nagardola (1956), Taka Ana Pai (1956), Kancha Mithhey (1957).In Abhijatri she was paired with her first hero Radhamohan Bhattacharya again.

After her husband’s death in 1961 she withdrew from the film world but came back later to give memorable performances as character artiste in Tapan Sinha’s Jatugriha (1964), Mrinal Sen’s Calcutta 71 (1971), Chhayateer (1972) and finally Hangsharaj (1976). She won the best actress and best supporting actress awards from the prestigious Bengal Film Journalists’ Association a number of times. Binota Roy was inspired to write by her writer husband. She is credited with several short stories which were published in popular Bengali magazines. A collection of her stories was first published as a book titled Mayamukur in 1964. Binota Roy died on the twenty eighth day of July, 1978 and was survived by sons Ramya and Samya and daughter Suchita.( adapted from Dr. J.P.Guha, with thanks.)

With this film, the great Bimal Roy made his debut as an independent Director. A lot has been written on him, so here is a short synopsis of his life. Bimal Roy was one of the greatest ever directors of Indian cinema. In his films we see a romantic idealist to whom any form of exploitation – social, religious or economic was unacceptable. He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films like Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, and Bandini, making him an important director of Hindi cinema. He won a number of awards throughout his career, including eleven Filmfare Awards ( 7 for Best Director and 4 for Best film), 6 National Film Awards, and the International Prize of the Cannes Film Festival.

Born on 12-7-1909 , Bimal Roy came from a well to do Bengali family and entered films as a cameraman with New Theatres Pvt. Ltd. where he photographed films like “Devdas” (1935) and “Mukti” (1937). His first film as Director was “Udayer Pathey” (1944) in Bengali. The film was a big critical success.

Bimalda migrated to Bombay after the collapse of New Theatres. His first film there was “Maa” (1952) for Bombay Talkies. He then formed his own production unit and made his breakthrough film, “Do Bigha Zamin” (1953). It was both a commercial success and a critical success, winning an International Prize at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. The film’s success paved the way for the Indian New Wave cinema. This followed three adaptations of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, “Parineeta” (1953), “Biraj Bahu” (1954) and “Devdas” (1955). In between Bimalda also directed the emotional “Baap Beti” (1954) and the sensitive “Naukri” (1954). He always preferred either Salil Chaudhari or S D Burman as his Music Directors.

Bimalda’s last production before he died was “Benazir” (1964) directed by S Khalil. He was working on a project to star Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore when he passed away on 8-1-1-1966 after a long illness.

The story of film Hamrahi was….

Anup(Radhamohan Bhattacharya) is a poor literary man. Sumitra( Rekha Mitra) is his sister. . A rich friend of Sumitra, Gopa ( Binta Bose), invites her to a party at her house. Sumitra had to come back from her friends house with the stigma of a thief. Anup sees his editor friend. The friend gives Anup a tip for a job. Anup takes it and accepts the job of a publicity officer under Rajendranath, a millionaire. Anup has to write speeches for Rajendranath( Ramesh Sinha), the very first of which brings him great acclaims.

Rajendranath craves for more fame and name. Anup meets Gopa at Rajendranath’s library while writing a speech. He learns that Gopa belongs to the house where his sister Sumitra was insulted. He leaves the job then and there. Rajendranath cannot do without Anup. He sees Anup at his house and somehow manages to get him back to write a presidential speech for him. He also promises to publish Anup’s forthcoming novel and takes the manuscript from him. Gopa sees the manuscript and starts reading it half heartedly but by the time she finishes the manuscript she is over-whelmed. She feels a deep sense of respect for the authour Anup. The novel deals with the lives of the workers and their problems in life. Gopa becomes deeply interested in the subject. She visits workers cottages in the bustees with Anup, and see things first-hand. She feels herself a stranger amongst the labourers but feels that Anup belongs to them. He is one of them.

Gopa attends labour meetings incognito. Rajendranath comes to know about Gopa’s recent movements and is worried. Meantime, he publishes Anup’s novel claiming the authorship for himself. Gopa gets the shock of her life at Rajen’s conduct. Rajendranath receives great ovations from all sides for writing such a masterly novel. The day of the big labour meeting. Gopa, while passing by the library hears her brother speaking on the phone. Rajen is instructing Ambika a man of the mill, to break the meeting, even at the cost of physical injury to Anup the leader. Gopa rushes to the meeting site. She reaches just a bit too late. Anup is assaulted. He is lying on the ground bleeding profusely. Gopa with tears in her eyes kneels down and tries to get back Anup to consciousness. While she is busy rendering first aid to Anup, Rajen appears on the scene and takes Gopa back home by force.

Next morning News papers flash the news about the dispersed labour meeting. Gopa gets headliness as the millionaires daughter siding with the workers cause. The drama in the life of Gopa takes quick and peculiar turns. she forsakes her pride of birth and wealth and goes with Anup to fight for the down-trodden millions.

The last scene of the film shows Anup and Gopa walk towards the rising Sun, hoping to start a new life together, while her father Rajendranath watches them with wet eyes, from his balcony !

In the film’s remake Naya Zamana-1971, Dharmendra and Hema Malini leave the house in millionaire father Ashok kumar’s Limousine. Satyajit Ray in his version of this film, Mahanagar-1963, shows Hero and Heroine walk out and merge into the moving crowd outside.

True to the cinematic branding of actors, Hamrahi Hero Radha Mohan Bhattacharya who played the incorruptible ‘Bhadralok’Hero Anup, repeated his role in Kabuliwala-56 (Bangla film) and Akaler Sandhaney-80. Hamrahi-45 writer Jyotirmoy Roy was an IPTA worker. He was honoured by IPTA for his dialogues of the film, which depicted the Bengali melodrama between inherited and earned wealth.
The film had 7 songs. Today’s song is the 4th song to be posted.

(some of the information used here is from Ency.of Ind.Cinema by Ashish and Paul, with thanks.)


Song-Din hain bahaar ke aaye (Hamraahi)(1945) Singer-Binota Bose, Lyrics-Zakir Hussain, MD-R C Boral

Lyrics

bahaar ke din aaye
din hain bahaar ke aaye
ik naya
ik naya sandesa laaye ae

jhoome hai daali daali
hanste hain phool bhi khil ke ae ae
jhoome hai daali daali
hanste hain phool bhi khil ke
rut badal gayi gulshan ki
purva
purva ban mein lahraaye
rut badal gayi gulshan ki
purva ban mein lahraaye

ranj-o-gham dil ke saare ae ae
ranj-o-gham dil ke saare ae
kya jaane kahaan sidhaare ae
ranj-o-gham dil ke saare ae ae
kya jaane kahaan sidhaare
van jhoome man bhi jhoome
khud apni kahi bhulaaye
din hain bahaar ke aaye
ik naya sandesa laaye

tanhaai mein chupke chupke
tanhaai mein chupke chupke
pardesi preetam se ae ae ae
pardesi preetam se
birha ki bechain kahaani
jaa ke kaun sunaaye ae ae
birha ki bechain kahaani
jaa ke kaun sunaaye ae
sunaaye ae
din hain bahaar ke aaye
ek naya sandesa laaye ae
din hain bahaar ke aaye


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