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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

PYAAS (1941) was produced under the banner of Ranjit Movietone for Murli Movietone and it was directed by Ram Daryani. The star cast included Ishwarlal, Snehprabha Pradhan, Shamim, E Billimoria, Nazir, Gulab, Gope, Sharifa etc.

The film was reviewed in March 1942 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine. For a change, the reviewer has praised its director Ram Daryani for an all-round delightful entertainment through well-balanced ingredients of comedy, pathos, romance and music.

The story of the film is as under:

Rai Saheb Bhagwandas (Nazir) is a rich man with a modern outlook. His wife has been ailing for some time and is under the treatment of Dr. Sunderlal (E Billimoria) who plots to get rid of Rai Saheb’s wife and her child to install his niece Menaka (Sharifa) as his wife. The ailing wife suspects the plot and one day she runs away from home with her child. She walks to a nearby village and handover the child to the Village Chief.

After some days, a dead body of a woman is fished out from a river which turns out to be that of Rai Saheb’s ailing wife. He is heart-broken. He searches for the child but fails to find the baby. In the meanwhile, Dr Sunderlal has managed to get married his niece Menaka to Rai Saheb. Now, Dr Sunderlal starts blackmailing his own niece and manage to extract money from her.

The adopted child of Village Chief has now grown up as Chiman and finds a playmate Radha (Snehprabha Pradhan), the daughter of a village doctor. One day, Rai Saheb and his party come to the village for a picnic. Coincidentally, Chiman and Radha meet Rai Saheb who introduces Roop (Shamim), the daughter of Rai Saheb’s close friend, to both of them.

Chiman goes to the city and meets Roop and her elite circle of people. Chiman is fascinated by the glamour of the city. However, Radha compels Chiman to return to the village. At this stage, Relu, a village eccentric who secretly loves Radha, picks up a quarrel with Chiman and spills the beans regarding the mystery of his parentage. Chiman is devastated by the revelation and goes to the city to find out his real parent unmindful of the fact that Rai Saheb whom he has met is his real father.

During his search for his real father, Chiman meets Dr Sunderlal who tries to kill him by injecting some poison but is saved by Roop. Having completely exposed of his wrong doing, Dr Sunderlal commits suicide. Chiman is restored to his real father, Rai Saheb. Chiman, now a rich man, moves with Roop. Rai Bahadur is happy that Chiman is liking the company of Roop and holds an reception to announce the engagement of Chiman with Roop. During the reception, Chiman remembers Radha but under pressure, he has to reluctantly agree for the announcement of his engagement with Roop. Radha steps into the reception hall and Chiman runs towards Radha.

Now, there is a competition as to who would sacrifice the love for Chiman – Radha or Roop. Ultimately, it is Roop who sees Chiman’s emotional attachment to Radha and decides to give up her claim over Chiman. Radha gets married to Chiman.

The film had 9 songs, all written by D N Madhok which were set to music by Khemchand Prakash. Here is the first song from the film ‘jaake naina matwaale hain baal ghunghur waale hain’ to appear on the Blog. The song is sung by Ishwarlal, Shamim, Snehprabha Pradhan and Chorus. It is obvious that all the three have sung on themselves in the film. This is a typical song set in the background of love triangle in which Ishwarlal and Shamim sing Krishna song and Snehprabha Pradhan sings the song waiting for her ‘Sainyyan’ to return to her.

With this song, ‘Pyaas’ (1941) makes its debut in the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Jaake naina matwaale hain (Pyaas)(1941) Singers-Ishwarlal, Shamim, Snehprabha Pradhan, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Khemchand Prakash
Chorus

Lyrics

jaake naina matwaale hain
baal ghunghur waale hain
jaake naina matwaale hain
baal ghunghur waale hain
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam

jaaki ter(??) pyaari pyaari hai
naam banwaari hai
jaaki ter(??) pyaari pyaari hai
naam banwaari hai
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam

jamuna ke tat pe charaawe hai jo gaiyaa
jamuna ke tat pe charaawe hai jo gaiyaa
khud jaa(?) ke kaam karen raadha ji ke sainyaan
khud jaa(?) ke kaam karen raadha ji ke sainyaan

wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam

hans hans ke man har liye jaayen
hans hans ke man har liye jaayen
manmohan jag mein kahlaayen
manmohan jag mein kahlaayen

wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam
wohi morey shyaam

sooraj dhalta jaaye
sooraj dhalta jaaye
ajhun naa aaye
ajhun naa aaye
sooraj dhalta jaaye
sooraj dhalta jaaye
jhhoothi saans jhhoothon ki baaten
jhhoothi saans jhhoothon ki baaten
man pe chhaayi kaali raaten
man pe chhaayi kaali raaten
ghadi ghadi bhar aaye
ghadi ghadi bhar aaye
sooraj dhalta jaaye
sooraj dhalta jaaye
sooraj dhalta jaaye


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

A few days back, I had mentioned in one of my articles in the Blog that I regard 1940s as the transitional phase for Hindi film music which paved the way for the arrival of the golden period of Hindi film music in 1950s and 1960s. The music director who triggered the ‘renaissance’ period of the 1940s in Hindi film music was Master Ghulam Haider. His song compositions in ‘Khazaanchi’ (1941) revolutionised Hindi film music. One of the popular songs from the film Saawan ke nazaare hain (Khazaanchi) was a trend setter not only for Hindi film music but also for the picturisation of the song.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

I came to know about a film made in 1940 with a title ‘Intezaar’ through Filmindia magazine. Later, it was given a new title ‘Sneh Bandhan’ (1940) and was released with the same name. I did not evince much interest in knowing about the film until I came across the mp3 clip of a beautifully worded song from the film.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

BARSAAT KI EK RAAT (1948) was produced under the banner of Deewan Pictures, Bombay and it was directed by G Singh. The star cast included Amarnath, Pran, Asha Posley, Durga Mota, Shamlal, G N Butt, Baby Lata etc. I have no idea about the story of the film. Going by the refrains of the songs of the film, the story seems to be revolved around the romantic pairs with moods of exuberance and separation.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

In the 1940s, there were four main Hindi/Urdu/Hindusani movie producing centres in India, viz. Bombay (Mumbai), Calcutta (Kolkata), Lahore and Poona (Pune).

Bombay (Mumbai) had Ranjit Movietone, Calcutta (Kolkata), the New Theatres and Poona (Pune) had Prabhat Films as leading producers of Hindi/Urdu films. Lahore centre was dominated by Pancholi Art Pictures owned by Dalsukh Pancholi. He was also the owner of Lahore’s biggest film studio, Pancholi Art Studio during pre-independent period.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Hindi talkies got their start in the 1930s. Hindi Film Music, which started with them, took their own time to find their bearings. Their transition phase lasted several years when they underwent many changes (some of them path breaking ones) before HFM finally found their feet and settled down and got consolidated by 1940s.

I regard this transition phase of Hindi film music as the phase where solid foundation was laid that paved the way for the take off stage for the golden period of Hindi film music of the 50s and 60s.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Recently, I came to know of a film called AAYI PHIR SE BAHAAR (1960) for the first time when I heard a song from this film on a clip of songs from Radio Ceylon programme uploaded on YT. After a few google searches, I came to know the reason why this was an obscure film. It was a dubbed Hindi film of a Tamil film ‘Raja Rani’ (1956) with Hindi songs replacing Tamil songs. The Hindi version had Vedpal Verma as the music director. Since all the songs in Hindi were composed on the original tunes of Tamil songs, one can say that Vedpal Verma was more of a music arranger for the Hindi version songs than the music director.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Though I was born in a non Hindi speaking family and grew up in a Non Hindi speaking region, I was enrolled into a Hindi medium High school by my idealist father. There were many students from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the school whose parents were settled in Mumbai (then Bombay). Naturally, we spoke to each other in Hindi. But when they would talk among themselves, they would speak in languages that sounded somewhat different from Hindi. It was at that time that I came to know about the many dialects of Hindi such as Bhojpuri and Awadhi, Brijbhaasha, Maithili Magadhi etc.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

I am writing this article only because I felt that the song which I listened to today after a gap of over 45 years deserves to be represented in the Blog. In fact, I am wondering how this song escaped my attention for this long. I am equally surprised at the fact that this song has managed to stay un discussed in the Blog till now.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

The runaway success of musical films like ‘Khazaanchi’ (1941), ‘Basant’ (1942), ‘Kismet’ (1943), ‘Tansen’ (1943) and ‘Rattan’ (1944) seem to have attracted, many new music directors to join the Hindi film industry in the 1940s. But only a few of them could climb the ladder of success to reach among the top music directors and elongate their successful musical carrier in the 1950s and beyond. Most of new music directors vanished into thin air after composing songs for very few films.
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