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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4010 Post No. : 15117 Movie Count :

4152

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 6
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The heart must have missed a beat – on reading the title of this post. Goodness. . . this wonderful iconic song, 65 years ago – it captured the imagination and the hearts of a generation, nay, many a generation of young hearts in love. This unforgettable song is imprinted on the sands of memory, never to be erased by any winds that may blow, till the end of life.

The golden age of melody was at its peak. The manner in which Shailendra knit together the words and lines of this love song – cannot be and has not been bettered since. The melody and the orchestration conceived by Shanker Jaikishan – the arrangement of the instruments, the preludes, the interludes, the rhythm – everything just perfect in this song. The renditions – Manna Da and Lata – the voices working together seamlessly – rising and falling in unison, and in apposition, complementing, merging – the “aa haa haa” lines going up all the way to the clouds. The lines

pyaar jo toota
saath jo chhoota

receding into the depths of somber apprehensions, and then suddenly a rising declaration of a resolution,

chaand na chamkega kabhi

the rendition volume going up all the way to the moon. The resolve expressed with such a dignified confidence in the nature’s machinations. The moon – no it will never stop shining, and thus, by implication, this love will never be broken, this companionship will never part. And suddenly, instinctively, unknowingly there is a lump in the throat and a warm moisture on the corners of the eyelids. Yes, yes – that is what love is – the poet, the music-waala, the singers – yes, they have got it just right, on the dot. Yes that is what love is, what it ought to be. Such noble souls lived in that golden era – who could feel it right, and conjure up an imagination, combining the words, the music and the sound – and then tell it to us so simply – that no further discourse would be necessary.

I am reminded of another quintessential song from the same film –

ramaiya vasta vaiya
maine dil tujhko diya

And once again, the simplest of words, the simplest verse one can conjure up – and there is no better way, no better words invented, before or since, to say – I love you.

And the scene, the depiction – the conceptualization – a master presenter is at work here. Here is an emotional entanglement coming to fruition in the hearts of two young people, almost at the very bottom of the ladder of social significance. A part time employee at a laundry, who has “borrowed” a suit that has come for cleaning, and his shoes are in tatters. A self employed teacher, who gives basic education to the underprivileged children in the backyard of her own home. But then love does not check on social status, or verify your bank balances, before making a burrow into the hearts. That love is simple. That love is without embellishments. That love is honest and innocent. That simply is love, and it happens, just happens.

The overcast skies, the lashing rains, the amused witness – the chaiwaala (tea seller), the incidental umbrella, the handy tootle that the young man plays, the happenstance of three cheruby toddlers in raincoats – all put together in a scenario that simply cannot now be erased from the memory’s palette.

The emotional expressions of the leading pair are just as consummate and accomplished as the scenario itself. The sharing of the umbrella becomes such a pivotal exchange. The young man offers it to the lady. And she hands it back, seeing him getting drenched. He takes it, but then sees that she is in the same plight, so immediately offers it back to her. She once again takes it, and with a helplessness writ large on her face, sees him getting drenched once again. And then the inevitable happens. With her eyes clenched, and her lips trembling with apprehension, she inches closer to him – dawning of the realization that one must share when there is a need. And the two come close now, holding the same umbrella – realizing that in love, one has to share, one has to hold together, and one has to steady each other against the squall of the winds and outpourings of this ruthless world.

And then the song begins – question by the young man, not specifically directed at her, but at himself too. And the lady answers, for both of them together – “. . . Maaloom Nahin Hai Kahaan Manzil . . .”. One of the supreme examples of cinema at its very best, in telling about emotions that shake a heart when the love is just starting to take baby steps in there. Marvellous . . . simply marvelous – much more than the best of the words can express.

Um. . . kind of got carried away with the original. 🙂

25 years after the release of the original, this song was used once again in the 1979 film ‘Salaam Memsaab’. And the manner of use is so very innovative. A little earlier, back in 1970, when ‘Mera Naam Joke’ was released, at the beginning of part II we see Raj Kapoor at the Bombay Carnival, hosting a bioscope stand, singing “Kehta Ha Joker, Saara Zamaana. . .”. And as he sings, he is operating the bioscope in which we are treated to clips of his earlier films, especially ‘Awaara’ and ‘Shri 420’. It is fun to watch those clips in fast forward mode.

In ‘Salaam Memsaab’, a similar presentation is used. A little background. Radha (role played by Zarina Wahab) and Sunder (role played by Asrani) are two young people, friends and in love. They are the street tamaasha people who sing and dance on the roadside to earn their living. Sunder has high aspirations, and wants to become rich quickly. Radha also has aspirations, but she is averse to making compromises with her principles of honesty and truthfulness. They work together, but this difference in their view of life generates arguments.

Near the beginning of the film, just about half hour into it, Radha chances to see a bioscope man, playing his machine near the Gateway of India. She gets in line and starts watching – she gets in when the song “Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua Hai. . .” is starting to play. We can see her enjoying the show, and then as the lead pair comes on at the beginning of the song, she gets into a different dreamy dimension of fantasy, and instead of seeing Raj Kapoor and Nargis on the screen, she sees herself and Sunder there, performing the same song, singing and expressing their newly discovered love for each other. She is fascinated, and the entire song is replayed on the screen in front of her, performed now by the two new lovers.

This is a very innovative presentation. In the singing parts of the clip, we can see Radha and Sunder performing, and in the other parts of the clip, the director uses the original footage and scenes. The entire song moves back and forth between the now Radha and Sunder, and the earlier scenes. Very interestingly edited and put together. E.g. when the line “Phir Bhi Rahengi Nishaaniyan” is playing, the scene clips back to the original version and we see the three toddlers with raincoats, toddling through the rain. Readers may recall that in the original version, the three kids are the children of Raj Kapoor – Ritu, Randhir and Rishi. The clip cuts back and forth between the current version, shown in subdued colors and shades, and the original version shown in black and white. Very intelligently designed.

In her dream of wide open eyes, Radha sees herself and Sunder, in an exact image of the hero and heroine on screen. As one watches their movements and expressions, the effort has been made to create an exact replica not just of the scenario, but also of the performance and expressions. You can open up two windows in the video playing software, and play the two songs, this one and the original, side by side. One is amazed by the effort made by Zarina and Asrani to replicate the performance as nearly as possible. Ah, we know it is not Raj Kapoor and it is not Nargis. But still it is a very impressive performance to see.

The film ‘Salaam Memsaab’ is produced under the banner of Roshan Films, Bombay and is directed by Asrani himself. The cast of actors includes Asrani, Zarina Wahab, Ranjeet, Manju Bansal, Rahman, Keshto Mukherjee, Asit Sen, Jugnu, Leela Mishra, Sulochana (Senior), Tom Alter, CS Dubey, Arvind Rathore, Anand Girdhar, Amol Sen, Dilip Tahil, Nilu Arora, Master Jeetu, Yusuf, and Raju, with friendly appearances by Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Yogita Bali, and Rishi Kapoor. The songs of this film are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and the music is by RD Burman. Seven songs are listed for this film which have been rendered by Mohamed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

This song, being a reuse, is not listed in Geet Kosh. And as I mentioned in an earlier episode of this series, it is not easy to track down such re-use songs, unless one has actually seen the film(s). I had also written that since I started this series, I have been getting inputs from many friends, from our bandwagon and also from others in our music lovers group, about such reuse songs. Since these songs are generally not listed, such inputs from friends has really added many interesting reuse scenarios that I was not aware of.

Today’s song was sent in as a suggestion from Anekant ji. He is a regular contributor in our comments section, and I am sure all are familiar with him. Not being aware of this reuse song, I am delighted to get this input from him. A real wonderful song, and a real wonderful reuse after twenty five years – from 1954 to 1979 to 2019 – and forty more, when we are now reading about it once again. 🙂

A reuse that takes you into a fantasy land of a dream of wide awake eyes. I am sure all of us have had some similar experience some time or another in our lives. Apologies for the digression, but I just remembered another such on screen ‘dream of wide awake eyes’ which I just cannot resist mentioning. 🙂 For all those who have seen and remember ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1972). Yes, I am referring to the song “Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan”. Amol Palekar is watching the film in a theatre. Onscreen the song is being performed by Dharmendra and Hema Malini. And within a few seconds, Amol Palekar goes into this ‘dream of wide awake eyes’, and through his eyes, we see the song being performed on screen by himself and Vidya Sinha. The reverie is quiet painfully broken as the villain appears at the end of the song and hits the hero with a belt. (Just from that split second profile, my feeling has been that it was actor Manmohan, the villain I mean.)

Ah so, we have a new category of songs to mull over – ‘dream of wide awake eyes’. And I am sure the readers will recall many such songs in Hindi films – yes, we do that a lot. 🙂

Enjoy today’s wonderful reuse treat and let’s wait for the next – what more such entertaining surprises are coming up.

Song – Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua Hai  (Salaam Memsaab) (1979) Singer – Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Shanker Jaikishan
Manna Dey + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

kaho ke apni preet ka
geet na badlega kabhi
tum bhi kaho is raah ka
meet na badlega kabhi
pyaar jo toota
saath jo chhoota
chaand na chamke ga kabhi
aaa haaa haaa
aaa haaa haaa
aaaaa haaa haaa
aaa aaa aaa

aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil

rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

raaten dason dishaaon se

kahengi apni kahaaniyan
geet hamaare pyaar ke
dohraayengi jawaaniyan
main na rahoongi
tum na rahoge
phir bhi rahengi nishaaniyaan
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

कहो के अपनी प्रीत का
गीत ना बदलेगा कभी
तुम भी कहो इस राह का
मीत ना बदलेगा कभी
प्यार जो टूटा
साथ जो छूटा
चाँद ना चमकेगा कभी
आ हा हा
आ हा हा
आss हा हा
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

रातें दसों दिशाओं से
कहेंगी अपनी कहानियाँ
गीत हमारे प्यार के
दोहराएंगी जवानियाँ
मैं ना रहूँगी
तुम ना रहोगे
फिर भी रहेंगी निशानियाँ
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
कहता है दिल
रास्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

 

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

Blog Day : 4008 Post No. : 15114

If someone pops up the name Jethalal, and asks for an identification, I am sure you will be puzzled to start with. Yes, surely a strange name, that many of the folks interested in Hindi films, will not be familiar with. This name belongs to the dear and popular actor of Hindi films – Sanjeev Kumar. His full real name was Harihar Jethalal Jariwala. Ah yes, now very familiar, right? 🙂

Remembering Sanjeev Kumar on the anniversary of his birth today. Had he been alive, he would have been 81 years old, having been born in the year 1938.

Sanjeev Kumar – an out and out product of stage and theatre, started his acting career at a very young age with IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) and later continued with Indian National Theatre. He was born in Surat. The family moved to Bombay when he was young. After attending a training program at a local acting school, he joined the theatre while still in his late teens.

From the theatre, the progression to films was but natural for a performer as talented as he was. His first appearance was in the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ of 1960, in which he played a very small role. His first film as a hero was ‘Nishaan’ in 1965. For a few years his assignments were confined to C grade stunt and fantasy films. Then he 1968, he graduated into A grade cinema, with a sizeable role the 1968 film ‘Sunghursh’, alongside the likes of Dilip Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Iftekhar, Ulhas and Jayant. This year became a turning point in his career – ‘Raja Aur Runk’ became a runaway success, and ‘Anokhi Raat’ became the debut film of our blog. 🙂

The most powerful thing about Sanjeev Kumar’s performances has been that he never allowed himself to be typecast into any straitjacket. Whatever may have been the stage of his career, he willy nilly took such diverse variety of roles, regardless of the age and the temper of the character. When he was just 22, he played the role of a 60 year old in a stage play, father of 6 children. Positive or negative, he was simply concerned with a sincere portrayal. In ‘Anokhi Raat’ he plays the role of a dacoit. His comic roles are unforgettable – ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Pati Patni Aur Who’, ‘Manchali’, ‘Angoor’, ‘Namkeen’, ‘Manoranjan’ . . . you name it. The diversity and the versatility of his performances is what brought the audiences into the cinema halls, just to see his roles. And for a surprising change, the viewing public never rejected him for his variety,

Today’s song is from the 1967 film ‘Gunehgaar’. From the era when he was still in the C grade stunt and crime thrillers, ‘Gunehgaar’ is the film in which he plays the role of an upright police inspector. His love interest is Kumkum, who later turns out to be the daughter of Sheikh Mukhtar, a wanted gangster. The film takes certain interesting and predictable turns, given the specifics of the relationships, and it ends with note of ‘All Is Well, That Ends Well’.

The film is produced under the banner of Simla Productions, and is directed by R Thakar. The cast of actors includes Sheikh Mukhtar, Sanjeev Kumar, Kumkum, Bhagwan, Madan Puri, Uma Dutt, Neelam, Nandini, Tuntun, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lakshmi Chhaya, Kundan, Dilip Dutt, and Tiwari.

The film has six songs, one of which – “Aankhen Pyaasi Lab Hain Pyaase” is already showcased here on our blog. The songwriting credits are shared equally between Akhtar Romani and Naqsh Lyallpuri. This song is from the pen of Naqsh Lyallpuri. Music direction is by Vedpal.

The song comes in at the start of the romantic relationship between Sanjeev Kumar and Kumkum – it is that initial getting to know each other type of song, performed partly on a beach and partly in a garden. Singing voices are Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar. A liltling and a very hummable song. Listen and enjoy.


Song – Nai Nai Hain Manzilen Naye Naye Hain Raaste (Gunehgaar) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Vedpal
Mahendra Kapoor + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
ho chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa

ik chaand humsafar mila
kitni haseen baat hai
wo haath khushnaseeb hai
jis mein tumhaara haath hai
hum aaj is tarah miley
dil ki haseen raah mein
laakhon hi chaand ho gaye
roshan meri nigaah mein
tamaam kaayenaat aa gai
meri panaah mein
nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

jhukti hui nigaah mein
meri wafaa ka raaz hai
naghma bani hain dhadkanen
dil mera ek saaz hai
dekha jo tum ne pyaar se
har phool muskura diya
mehki hui bahaar ne
sajde mein sar jhuka diya
nisar mein us husn ke
jis ne khuda bhula diya

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

ooooo oooo oooooo oooo
ooooo oooo oooooo oooo

hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते

नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आsss आssss आssssss
आsss आssss आssssss

इक चाँद हमसफर मिला
कितनी हसीन बात है
वो हाथ खुशनसीब है
जिस में तुम्हारा हाथ है
हम आज इस तरह मिले
दिल की हसीन राह में
लाखों ही चाँद हो गए
रोशन मेरी निगाह में
तमाम कायनात आ गई
मेरी पनाह मेँ
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आssss आsss आsssss आsss
आssss आsss आsssss आsss

झुकती हुई निगाह मेँ
मेरी वफा का राज़ है
नग़मा बनी हैं धड़कनें
दिल मेरा एक साज है
देखा जो तुमने प्यार से
हर फूल मुस्कुरा दिया
महकी हुई बहार ने
सजदे मेँ सर झुका दिया
निसार मैं उस हुस्न के
जिसने खुदा भुला दिया

नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आssss आsss आsssss आsss
आssss आsss आsssss आsss

ओssss ओsss ओsssss ओsss
ओssss ओsss ओsssss ओsss

हम्ममम हम्म हम्मममम हम्म
हम्ममम हम्म हम्मममम हम्म


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

Blog Day : 4007 Post No. : 15111

tum samay ki ret par chhodte chalo nishaan
dekhti tumhen zameen
dekhta hai aasmaan

These uplifiting lines are from the pen of Saraswati Kumar Deepak. The poetry composed sometimes in the early 1950s, was presented as a song in the 1953 film ‘Naya Raasta’. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is a song writer who has been confined to mythological and religious fare for most of his career. Active in the Hindi cinema since 1943, his songs can be heard in films all the way to the end of 1970s.

Remembering Saraswati Kumar Deepak today (8th July) on the anniversary of his passing away. And incidentally, yesterday (7th July) was his birth anniversary also.

He was born on 7th July 1918, at Navsthala Hasanpur in district Bulanshehar in Uttar Pradesh. His original name was Ram Gopal Sharma. Not much information is available about his early years. His education was in Hindi and Sanskrit. He did his BA from Meerut College. As a young man, he had begun writing poetry and prose.

In early forties he came to Bombay, and in 1942 he joined the production house of Fazli Brothers. His first assignment was as the writer of advertisements and promotional material in Hindi, for the films produced by Fazli Brothers. His first song appeared in the film ‘Zabaan’ of 1943 – “Dheere Se Kadam Badhaata Chal, Bigdi Taqdeer Banaata Chal”, which was composed by C Ramchandra and sung by Ishwarlal and Kaushalya. His next song – “Soti Hun Ab Chanda Mujhe Jagaa Dena”, appeared 1944, in the film ‘Badi Baat’. The song was rendered by Amirbai under the direction of Feroze Nizami. This song became very popular in its time, and the name of its writer started getting known somewhat in the industry.

In 1945, his songs appeared in ‘Piya Milan’ and ’Swarn Bhoomi’. However, 1946 became a defining year for him. Four films were released that carried songs written by him – ‘Bhakt Prahlad’, ‘Dev Kanya’, ‘Maansarovar’ and ‘Uttra Abhimanyu’. As the names of these films suggest, yes, they had an effect to have Saraswati Kumar typecast as a writer for religious and mythological films. This categorization he was never able to shake off for the rest of his career.

That is not to say that he did not write other type of songs for other genres of films. The songs “Kahin Ka Deepak Kahin Ki Baati” (‘Aag’, 1948), “Raat Gayi Phir Din Aata Hai” (‘Boot Polish’, 1953, and “Nigaahon Se Dil Mein Chale Aayiega” (‘Hameer Hath’, 1964) are a sampler that represents that wide portfolio of genres he could handle. He has written close to 350 songs for about 100 Hindi films. Besides that, he translated and dubbed the songs and the dialogues for about 25 regional language films.

Saraswati Kumar was not just a song writer. He was also a screenplay writer, a dubbing specialist and a renowned author of literature for children. Books like ‘Haathi Ghoda Paalki’ and ‘Jai Janani, Jai Bharati’ became quite popular and famous. He used to write a lot for All India Radio – plays, songs, sponsored programs etc. for two years, he anchored the program ‘Apni Kahaani, Apni Zubaani’ – sponsored by Bank of Baroda. And above all, as a journalist, he continuously contributed stories and articles for newspapers and magazines.

He passed away in 1986, just after completing his 68 year.

The film ‘Bansari Bala’ is produced by Moghabhai Deasi under the banner of Desai Productions, Bombay, and is directed by Nanubhai Vakil. The cast of actors listed for this film is Chitra, Daljeet, Maruti, Niranjan Sharma, Krishna Kumari, Ram Singh, Tiwari, Mishra, Kamal, Meenu Mumtaz, Wazir Muhammad Khan, Susheel Kumar, Nadir Mota, Razia, Rafiq, Munshi Munakka, Jugnu, Shashimala, Savitri, Jagdish Kamal, Heera Sawant, Sheela Waaz, Suresh Nigam, Master Rajesh, and Al Nasir.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs for this film. Six songs are written by Pandit Faani and the remaining three are by Saraswati Kumar Deepak. Music direction is by Kamal Mitra. All the three songs which are written by Saraswati Kumar Deepak have been sung by Sudha Malhotra. One of these three is already showcased here on our blog – “Main To Chanda Ki Nagri Se Aayi Re”.

 Today’s lilting song is in the sweet singing voice is of Sudha Malhotra. Words are from the pen of Saraswati Kumar Deepak, and the signature melody is by Chitragupt. On screen, the song is performed by Chitra, who tells about her heart after someone came to her dreams and cast a captivating spell on her. The song is filmed in a garden. And we can see the subject of her aspirations (Daljeet) also present there, although she is not aware as she continues with the song.

The lyrics of this song have been sent in by Nitin Shah.

Listen and enjoy.

 


Song – Mere Nainon Mein, O Mere Sapnon Mein Chupke Se Aa (Bansari Bala) (1957) Singers – Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics – Saraswati Kumari Deepak, MD – Kamal Mitra

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa

mere nainon mein
o mere sapnon mein chupke se aaaaaa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
meri duniya mein
o dil ki bagiya mein chhup chhup ke aa aaaa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
mere nainon mein
o mere sapnon mein chupke se aaaa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya…..

aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

teer jaane ye kaise laga
mera doley re doley jiya
teer jane ye kaise laga
mera doley re doley jiya
boley man ka papiha piya
boley man ka papiha piya
dard kaisa mujhe de diya aa aa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
mere nainon me in
o mere sapnon mein chupke se aa aaa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya….

aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

apne mann ki main kaise kahoon
sakhi chup bhi main kaise rahoon
apne mann ki main kaise kahoon
sakhi chup bhi main kaise rahoon
dil ki maujon pe kaise bahoon
dil ki maujon pe kaise bahoon
sakhi dhadke hai mora jiya aa aa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
mere nainon mein
o mere sapnon me chupke se aa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya

aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

raah mujh ko dikha di nayi
main to hirni si ghayal hui
raah mujh ko dikha di nayi
main to hirni si ghayal hui
aaj kis ki main paagal hui
aaj kis ki main paagal hui ee ee
diya kis ne ye damka diya
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya
mere nainon mein
o mere sapnon mein  chup ke se aa
aaj kis ne ye jaadu kiya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आss आsss
आss आssss

मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरी दुनिया में
ओ दिल की बगिया में छुप छुप के आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया

आssss आssss आsss
आssss आssss आsss

तीर जाने ये कैसे लगा
मेरा डोले रे डोले जिया
तीर जाने ये कैसे लगा
मेरा डोले रे डोले जिया
बोले मन का पपीहा पिया
बोले मन का पपीहा पिया
दर्द कैसा मुझे दे दिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया

आssss आssss आsss
आssss आssss आsss

अपने मन की मैं कैसे कहूँ
सखी चुप भी मैं कैसे रहूँ
अपने मन की मैं कैसे कहूँ
सखी चुप भी मैं कैसे रहूँ
दिल की मौजों पे कैसे बहूँ
दिल की मौजों पे कैसे बहूँ
सखी धड़के है मोरा जिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया

आssss आssss आsss
आssss आssss आsss

राह मुझको दिखा दी नई
मैं तो हिरणी सी घायल हुई
राह मुझको दिखा दी नई
मैं तो हिरणी सी घायल हुई
आज किसकी मैं पागल हुई
आज किसकी मैं पागल हुई॰॰ई॰॰ई
दिया किसने ये दमका दिया
आज किसने ये जादू किया
मेरे नैनों में
ओ मेरे सपनों में चुपके से आ॰॰आ
आज किसने ये जादू किया

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4004 Post No. : 15108 Movie Count :

4149

Missing Films of 1960s – 113
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Famous last words, and all the associated idiomatic paraphernalia that goes along – well, it has happened with me too. 🙂 On Monday last (1st July), while posting the 112th episode of this series, I had, with much fanfare announced that no more films of 1960s are traceable at present. And the very same day, our dear Sadanand ji pointed me towards a link on YT – a song uploaded by Shri Girdhari Lal ji (of Jodhpur), from the film ‘Rang Raliyaan’ of 1962. This film is on the list of 79 films that I posted in that article – list of films that are still to be traced.

And so in my defense I want to state that Girdhari Lal ji is one of the earliest sources that I consulted, while searching for the missing films and songs. That must have been about 3 to 4 years ago, when I had started working on this series. At that point in time, he had told me that, he had not yet started working on the films from 1960s, so he could not say with certainty. Later, as I was getting to close this series, I should have checked with him again, but missed doing that. And this upload has been online for about 11 months now. 🙂

In my article I have written at one place,

The last column gives the no. of films which are not yet available, and I mean, not available from any source, period. As far as my search of the past almost four years reveals, songs of these films are not available anywhere in public domain. I could be wrong, and oh boy, I will be the happiest person to be told that I am wrong 🙂 .

Yes, I am happy to get hold of songs from a very rare and obscure film, and also to bring this film on board. And I heartfully thank Sadanand ji for bringing this song and upload to my notice. Further, I am so glad that providence made me close that article with the lines,

I suspend further publications in this series. I say suspend, because I want to leave the door open for the possibility that any of the remaining 79 films of this decade, may turn up, only God knows where and when.

Well, one of the films did turn up right away. 🙂

Not only has Girdhari Lal ji uploaded these songs online, he also sent me many more details about the film itself, which I am presenting here.

The film is produced by Achchhe Saheb (name given in Geet Kosh). It is directed by Aziz Kashmiri, who has also written the songs in this film. The cast of actors of this film includes Meena, Manhar Desai, Manju, Randheer, Dalpat and Om Prakash.

The film has seven songs, one of which is a long two part song. All songs are written by Aziz Kashmiri. Three music directors have contributed to the film – Vinod, Lachhiram and S Bannerji.  This particular song is composed by Lachhiram. The singing voice is that of Mubarak Begum.

This song is vintage Mubarak Begum. As I listened to this song multiple times, the rendition and the nuances kept taking my mind back to her other hit songs like “Tumhaara Dil Mere Dil Ke Muqaabil Ho Nahin Sakta. . . Bemuravvat Bewafaa. . .”, “Aankhon Aankhon Mein Har Ek Raat Guzar Jaati Hai”, and “Mere Aansuon Pe Na Muskura”. A sad song of a broken heart, I simply do not seem to be able to get enough of listening to it. A very rare and a very obscure addition to our blog – a song whose existence we have not been aware of all these years.

And yes, this find also gives hope and encouragement that more of the missing films and songs may be recovered in time.
Aameen.

 

Song – Kyon Hum Ne Mohabbat Ki Un Se  (Rang Raliyaan) (1962) Singer – Mubarak Begum, Lyrics – Aziz Kashmiri, MD – Lachhiram

Lyrics 

kya bhale din the
tabiyat jab kahin aai na thi
chot wo khaai hai dil par
jo kabhi khaai na thi

kyon hum ne mohabbat ki un se
oo oo oo
kyon hum ne mohabbat ki un se
kyon dil ka sukoon barbaad kiya
kyon un ke liye badnaam huye
oo oo oo
kyon un ke liye badnaam huye
kyon khaana e gham abaad kiya
kyon hum ne mohabbat. . .

daaman mein hai gham tum kya jaano
daaman mein hai gham tum kya jaano
majboor hain hum tum kya jaano
tum kya jaano
wo dil ki khushi paayenge kahaan
oo oo oo
wo dil ki khushi paayenge kahaan
kismet ne jinhen nashaad kiya
kyon hum ne mohabbat. . .

ae baad e saba tu jaa ke zara
ae baad e saba tu jaa ke zara
keh dena ye paighaam mera
paighaam mera
hum aur to sab kuchh bhool gaye
oo oo oo
hum aur to sab kuchh bhool gaye
ik teri wafaa ko yaad kiya..aa..aa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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क्या भले दिन थे
तबीयत जब कहीं आई ना थी
चोट वो खाई है दिल पर
जो कभी खाई ना थी

क्यों हमने मोहब्बत की तुमसे
ओ ओ ओ
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत की तुमसे
क्यों दिल का सुकूँ बर्बाद किया
क्यों उनके लिए बदनाम हुये
ओ ओ ओ
क्यों उनके लिए बदनाम हुये
क्यों खाना ए ग़म आबाद किया
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰

दामन में है ग़म तुम क्या जानो
दामन में है ग़म तुम क्या जानो
मजबूर हैं हम तुम क्या जानो
तुम क्या जानो
वो दिल की खुशी पाएंगे कहाँ
ओ ओ ओ
वो दिल की खुशी पाएंगे कहाँ
किस्मत ने जिन्हें नाशाद किया
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰

ए बाद ए सबा तू जा के ज़रा
ए बाद ए सबा तू जा के ज़रा
कह देना ये पैग़ाम मेरा
पैग़ाम मेरा
हम और तो सब कुछ भूल गए
ओ ओ ओ
हम और तो सब कुछ भूल गए
इक तेरी वफ़ा को याद किया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4003 Post No. : 15106

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 37
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This day, ten years ago – as such sections are generally titled in newspapers that carry a review of their news content from 50 or 100 or 150 years in the past. Well yes, our antecedents are more modest, and so we hark back 10 years into our collection on the blog. On 4th July, ten years ago, the films that got posted were,

 

Jauhri 1951
Dholak 1951
Chaand Mere Aaja 1960
Bank Manager 1959
Faulaad 1963
Jawaab 1970

 

Of these six films, three had made their debut on that date. The debut making films are ‘Jauhri’ (1951), ‘Chaand Mere Aaja’ (1960) and ‘Jawaab’ (1970).

And then, of these six films, three have been yippeee’d so far – ‘Dholak’, ‘Bank Manager’ and ‘Faulaad’. Of the remaining six, one film is on the threshold of being announced as a yippee film. And this film is ‘Chaand Mere Aaja’. So we are posting the final song of this film, to formally announce this film as being yippeee’d today.

Reminds me, it would be an interesting analysis to know, how many of the Ten Year Challenge posts are resulting in the film being yippeee’d. Meaning that the film’s debut date and the yippee date are exactly 10 years apart.

The film ‘Chaand Mere Aaja’ of 1960 has 7 songs listed in the Geet Kosh. Of these, six are already showcased on our blog. We bring on board, the final song of this film today. It is interesting to note that, as per the Geet Kosh, six of the songs of this film are available on gramophone records. And the 7th, which is today’s song, is available only in the film’s soundtrack. Thankfully, the video clip of this song is available online.

The song is written by IC Kapoor. Music composition is by Chitragupt. And the singing voice is of Mohammed Rafi. On screen, this song is performed by Bharat Bhushan. The song is presented in a party, where apparently, the tone of the song does not quite jell with the mood and ambience of a get together of the rich and well to do people.

In any case, we bring on board the last and final song of this film, adding it to the list of films with all songs covered –  over a period of ten years – exactly. 🙂

 

Song – O Duniyawaalo Kaisa Tumhaara Ye Sansaar Hai (Chaand Mere Aaja) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – IC Kapoor, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

o duniya waalo..oo
oo oo oo oo
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
jhoothe ki jeet yahaan
sachche ki haar hai
jhoothe ki jeet yahaan
sachche ki haar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo..oo

bade bade bazaar saja kar
gali gali mein dhol baja kar
sona dikhla peetal bechen
gin kar paise poore letey
dil ka sauda jaan ka sauda
hota hai imaar ka sauda
khoon pasina bik jaata hai
maut aur jeena bik jaata hai
pooch raha hai tumse bolo
kaisa ye vyohaar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo..oo

aansoo le lo aanhen le lo
hasrat le lo chaahen le lo
taambe ka ik tukda phenko
toote dil ki duaaen le lo
loot chuke ho duniya saar
is par bhi taqraar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo..oo

sapnon ki duniya ko chhodo
asliyat se munh na modo
kab tak jhoothi shaan rahegi
do din to ye jaan rahegi
saaz samay ka bol raha hai
raaz ke taale khol raha hai
kaath ki handiya jal ke rahegi
khota ye vyopaar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo..oo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
झूठे की जीत यहाँ
सच्चे की हार है
झूठे की जीत यहाँ
सच्चे की हार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ

बड़े बड़े बाज़ार सजा कर
गली गली में ढ़ोल बजा कर
सोना दिखला पीतल बेचें
गिन कर पैसे पूरे लेते
दिल का सौदा जान का सौदा
होता है ईमान का सौदा
खून पसीना बिक जाता है
मौत और जीना बिक जाता है
पूछ रहा है तुमसे बोलो
कैसा ये व्योहार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ

आँसू ले लो आहें ले लो
हसरत ले लो चाहें ले लो
तांबे का इक टुकड़ा फेंको
टूटे दिल की दुआएं ले लो
लूट चुके हो दुनिया सारी
इस पर भी तक़रार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ

सपनों की दुनिया को छोड़ो
असलियत से मुंह ना मोड़ो
कब तक झूठी शान रहेगी
दो दिन तो ये जान रहेगी
साज़ समय का बोल रहा है
राज़ के ताले खोल रहा है
काठ की हँडिया जल के रहेगी
खोटा ये व्योपार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4002 Post No. : 15104

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 5
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Coming into the 5th episode of the repeat song series. Here is an example of a straight and simple reuse, as is. The film is ‘Raja Kaka’ from 1973. And the famous drunkard song by Mukesh – from the 1960 film ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’, has been re-used in this film, without any changes or re-recording. As we listen to this picturization, it is clearly the original song that is simply being replayed in this film.

The song was performed by Balraj Sahni on screen in the earlier film. In this one, actor Roopesh Kumar takes on the role of a drunkard and attempts his own version of histrionics for the same verses. ‘Raja Kaka’ is a film about the relationship between rich industrialist and labour class. During the 1970s, the trade union movement was pretty strong in India, and we have many films in that era that have tackled this subject. In the film, Kiran Kumar and Roopesh Kumar are two very close friends. Both are street smart don type good samaritans, and they are trying to do good for the poor labour community in their area. Kiran Kumar is more suave and Roopesh Kumar is more rustic. As is evident from the video clip, Roopesh Kumar is of the type to get drunk, climb atop a stationary bus, and sing out this song.

Some interesting background into the reuse of this song. Firstly, the music director duo of the two films is the same – Kalyanji Anandji. And with some checking, I can say that possibly the producer of these two films is also the same. As per the Geet Kosh, the production banner for ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’ from 1960 is Kanwar Kala Mandir and the name of the producer is listed as Bihari Masand. For the latter film from 13 years later, the production banner name is given as TM Bihari (Producers), and no specific name given in the producer column. The name of the producer of the former film and the name of the production banner of the latter film kind of map together, raising the possibility that the two films had the same producers. So having the same music director and the same producer – that is the easiest route to re-use of songs.

This video clip is incomplete. Only one stanza is covered. When viewing the complete film, it seems as if edit cuts or other splicing has reduced the length of the pircturised song, and the song seems to have an abrupt beginning and an abrupt end. I tried checking this in different versions available, but the situation seems to be the same. I have not been able to lay hands on a VHS tape of this film – checking that source may provide some definite information about the duration of the re-used song.

Mukesh’s voice – as always – is a pleasure to listen to. Check out the original song a here – “Haan Gunaah Kiya Hai Huzoor Maine”. When that one was posted, we had the discussion in comments about the correct words of the mukhda of this song. The manner in which it has been rendered, the first two words at times sound like “Haan Bura. . .”, and sometimes they sound like “Haan Gunaah. . .”. That little discussion on the rendition still persists. The readers may make up their minds as they listen to the song.

An iconic Mukesh song, reused in a later film. It sure does help to have the same music director and the same producer. 😉

 

Song – Haan Gunaah Kiya Hai Huzoor Maine  (Raja Kaka) (1973) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – KL Pardesi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

haan gunaah kiya hai huzoor maine
haan gunaah kiya hai huzoor maine
haan
thhodi si
pee hai
zuroor maine
haan gunaah kiya hai huzoor maine
haan
thhodi si
pee hai
zuroor maine
haan gunaah  kiya hai huzoor maine

samajhti hai duniya sharaabi mujhe
samajhti hai duniya sharaabi mujhe
yeh kehti hai khaana kharaabi mujhe
yeh pehla kiya hai qusoor maine33
haan gunaah kiya hai huzoor maine
haan
thhodi si
pee hai
zuroor maine
haan gunaah  kiya hai huzoor maine

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हाँ गुनाह किया है हुज़ूर मैंने
हाँ गुनाह किया है हुज़ूर मैंने
हाँ
थोड़ी सी
पी है
ज़ुरूर मैंने
हाँ गुनाह किया है हुज़ूर मैंने
हाँ
थोड़ी सी
पी है
ज़ुरूर मैंने
हाँ गुनाह किया है हुज़ूर मैंने

समझती है दुनिया शराबी मुझे
समझती है दुनिया शराबी मुझे
ये कहती है ख़ाना-खराबी मुझे
ये पहला किया है क़ुसूर मैंने
हाँ गुनाह किया है हुज़ूर मैंने
हाँ
थोड़ी सी
पी है
ज़ुरूर मैंने
हाँ गुनाह किया है हुज़ूर मैंने

 

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15101 Movie Count :

4146

Missing Films of 1960s – 112
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Cricket is a distraction par excellence. 🙂  I am sure most of us bandwagoneers will agree.

That we are approaching the 151st century of songs on the blog, was being exchanged between Atul ji and myself for quite some days now. But the fact that we are also approaching the completion of the 4th millennium of no. of days of existence, almost went completely un-noticed by either of us. It was like just three or four days ago, that the tubelight came on in my mind. I immediately wrote to Atul ji. And equally immediately we agreed that we are on a threshold milestone that is more significant than the 151st century of songs.

Pondering on how to impress the importance of this event, we went back and forth with a couple of ideas. Of course, the idea that we should combine the 4th mega-day with the 151st C, was the immediate conclusion. And the century song was then scheduled for 1st July, and we decided to pace out the required interim posts so that we accomplish this combination.

Now we had already identified the century song, and Atul ji was already in preparation with the environment friendly post. The song – I had already suggested to Atul ji, and we had agreed to bring on “Main Mar Gai Garmi Se” as the crucial link in this scheme to bring home the message of global warming and connect it to the environment friendliness objective. But then Atul ji came up with a counter thought. The song itself is a June song, and we will be overstepping into July if we post it on the 4,000th day. Now what to do? After a brief exchange, we agreed that we will post this song on 30th June, on the 3,999th day and then figure out another special for 1st July. The decision then also put us in a scramble, because then we had four more posts to make this June song hit the date of 30th June. So then both of us weighed in, in favor of making these four posts (plus the century post, making it five) happen on Sunday, split as three posts by me and two by Atul ji.

I prepared the current latest post by Arun ji, and scheduled it for early morning release on Sunday. And then I worked the afternoon and evening to make two more posts, adding into two of my ongoing series – one for the repeat songs and one for the sleepless nights.

And then, of course we know what transpired on Sunday. India lost by 30 runs against England – personally I believe it could have been done, but then that is me, commenting, watching from thousands of miles away. In short, cricket otherwise consumed the attention and our combined target of 5 posts slipped by 2.

So in the morning, I get an email from Atul ji. Quite matter of fact indeed, that he was not able to make any posts yesterday, and that although it is July now, but the garmi still justifies the song, and that we are happy we combine 4M + 151C today. So the following is what I wrote back to him reassuringly –

Yes, in our part of the country, where monsoons have not yet arrived, the heat is sweltering and quite intense. The song is still very appropriate.

And btw, it is still June in the US. It will be June in Midway Islands, Samoa till 4.30 pm (IST) today. And overall, the month of June 2019 will remain on this planet till 5.30 (IST) pm, when finally midnight crosses over the International Date Line. :D) :D)

Atul ji agreed. If you notice the time of posting of the 151C song – it is 4.50 PM (IST). We made it well within the transmogrified target, with 40 minutes to spare. Meaning that the month of June was still alive on this planet when 151C got posted. The final edge of the midnight crossed over the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean 40 minutes after the posting, finally closing the month of June 2019 from everywhere on earth. Talk about close shaves. 😀 😀

But another notable mention still needs to be made.  In this exchange, Atul ji also expressed that he was not feeling very good about the amount of significance that he wants to bring in to this milestone of 4M days. He said it is not feeling weighty enough. So then I suggested that let us follow this 151C post with another post that brings is one more very significant song, and celebration, to add to the 4M festivities. And that I have the very thing planned for the 151C+1 post in any case, to be brought on to blog on 2nd July. So let me explain. Maybe some of you may have noticed. Whenever we reach a century post milestone, that milestone stays on for that entire day. Meaning we don’t follow up with any other post that day, to ensure that the century celebration stays on for at least one full day. When I explained the content I had planned for this 151C+1 post, he readily agreed to make an exception to this convention of keeping the day free after publishing a century post.

So excuse me for the long drawn intro – I believe the prelude circumstances were quite interesting enough to merit this story being told. 🙂 🙂

So what is special about this post – the 112th in the series of ‘Missing Films of 1960s?

Two reasons. Firstly, based on all the research and explorations that I have been able to make regarding the missing films list of 1960s that Ben Katie prepared as my homework, and based on all the material that I have been able to trace and ferret out, today’s post is the grand finale, of this series. Meaning that, given everything that I have been able to lay my hands on, this is truly the last film that can be presented in this series. So we have a marathon series of 112 episodes, lasting for 3 years, 9 months and 2 days, coming to a close today.

And secondly, the rarity of the song that is being presented today. The quality of rarity of this song in my opinion, actually goes beyond the rarest of the rare. Today’s song, for whatever it is worth, comes into play, where everyone related to Hindi film music has been resigned to the fact that this film, ‘Hawa Mahal’ of 1962 – it does not have any, and I mean ANY, surviving songs available. In a situation where the absence of songs is an established and accepted fact, when one is able to trace out something, even a partial song, that is indeed a matter of a resounding celebration. A little later in this post, I will explain the how this came about.

Let us quickly get over with the numbers first. Ben Katie started work on compiling the list of missing films from 1960s (1961-1970) by comparing the listing in GK Vol 4 and the list of songs posted on our blog. That was in November of 2014. She sent out the first draft listing to myself, Arun ji and the rest of the team for a quick review and update cycle. The review and update part did happen, but the ‘quick’ part did not. 🙂 Anyways, after setting up, reviewing and inserting special remarks for some films as required, we came up with the following numbers,

Total listed as released films               >>          942

No. of films present on blog                 >>          695
(at the time of finalizing the list)

No. of films still to be posted               >>          247
(at the time of finalizing the list)

So 247 was the count to be tackled, when I started working on this series. The first episode was aired on 30th Sep, 2015, and the movie presented in that first episode is ‘Muraad’ of 1961. Initially, I tried to stick to the sequence in which these films appear in the Geet Kosh. But not strictly all the way through – quite a few times I would break the sequence, based on availability issues or demands of some special event such as anniversaries etc.

As is apparent from the episode number, I have been able to bring onboard 112 films (including today’s ‘Hawa Mahal’). The following table gives the details of this analysis, by year within this decade.

Year Movies Released Included in the Blog To Be   Posted Series Posting Other Postings Films  Pending
1961 104 92 12 5 1 6
1962 93 61 32 15 3 14
1963 89 68 21 5 4 12
1964 99 78 21 9 5 7
1965 100 70 30 14 5 11
1966 103 80 23 9 10 4
1967 83 58 25 16 5 4
1968 72 53 19 8 6 5
1969 97 65 32 13 10 9
1970 102 70 32 18 7 7
 Totals 942 695 247 112 56 79

The first three columns (after the year column) give the status as of the compilation and analysis done by Ben Katie, at the beginning of this exercise, i.e. November of 2014. The next two columns give the data on postings for the particular year, after this exercise is set in motion. Interesting to note that at total of 56 songs of this decade got posted on the blog, outside of this series, during the same period. The last column gives the no. of films which are not yet available, and I mean, not available from any source, period. As far as my search of the past almost four years reveals, songs of these films are not available anywhere in public domain. I could be wrong, and oh boy, I will be the happiest person to be told that I am wrong 🙂 .

As per the last column, we are still short by 79 films from this decade. I am giving below the list of films that have remained untraceable even after continued effort of almost 4 years. The listing is by year in the decade.

Year   Balance movies Information
1961 1 Chatrapati Shivaji Children’s Film Society of India
2 Flight to Assam
3 Howrah Express
4 Mahavat
5 Tanhai
6 Teen Ustad
1962 1 Aalha Udal
2 Balidan
3 Bijli Chamke Jamuna Paar
4 Deccan Queen
5 Fakiron Ki Basti
6 Hamen Bhi Jeene Do
7 Hamen Khelne Do Children’s Film Society of India
8 Jai Ho Mohabbat Ki
9 Madam Zapatta
10 Meri Bahen
11 Mohabbat Zindabad
12 Nadira
13 Raj Nandini
14 Rang Raliyan
1963 1 Deepak Children’s Film Society of India
2 Flying Horse (Udta Ghoda)
3 House Holder, The (Gharbaar)
4 Jai Jagannath
5 Junglee Raja
6 Kala Ghoda
7 Kala Jadoo
8 King of Carnival
9 Maya Mahal
10 Mr. Toofan
11 Raj Mahal
12 Tarzan And Gorilla
1964 1 Arab Ka Lal
2 Hukum Ka Ekka (Ace of Spades)
3 Khushnasib
4 Pahadi Jawan
5 Rahul Children’s Film Society of India
6 Raju Aur Gangaram (Boy & the Parrot) Children’s Film Society of India
7 Son of Hurcules
1965 1 Accident
2 Anmol Moti Children’s Film Society of India
3 Flying Man (Hawaii Insaan)
4 Kapurush-O-Mahapurush
5 Kite Fight (Wo kaata) Children’s Film Society of India
6 Kutte Ki Kahani Children’s Film Society of India
7 Main Bhi Maa Hoon
8 Mehbooba
9 Nartaki Chitra
10 Panch Ratan
11 Shahi Raqaasa
1966 1 Bahadur Dakoo
2 Chanchal Ka Swapna Children’s Film Society of India
3 Kazaki Children’s Film Society of India
4 Professor X
1967 1 Bhakta Prahlad
2 Maya Sundari
3 Naya Rasta
4 Rajoo Sachhe Moti-62 was re-released as Rajoo-67
1968 1 C.I.D. Agent 302
2 Lahu Pukarega
3 London Express
4 Mata Mahakali
5 Ram Aur Rahim Dubbed?
1969 1 Beti Yumhare Jaisi unavailable
2 Bhuvan Shome Songless Film
3 Danka
4 Ittefaaq Songless Film
5 Jungle King
6 Rakhi Rakhi
7 Rambhakt Hanuman
8 Sara Akash Songless Film
9 S.O.S. Jasoos 007
1970 1 Chalbaaz Leader
2 C.I.D. 999 in Goa
3 Do Thug
4 Heere Ki Titli Children’s Film Society of India
5 Muqabala
6 Qatil
7 Uski Roti Songless Film

The request for all readers and friends is to please check the above list. In case there is any information available about the songs of any of these 79 films, please, please, please share it with us.

So having dealt with the numbers and having told the story of pending films, let me now come to the song being presented today.  The film ‘Hawa Mahal’ of 1962 is produced by Ramesh Vyas, under the banner of Navkala Niketan, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The main cast of actors is listed as Ranjan, Helen, Tiwari, Baboo Raje, Ramavtar, Bela Bose, Jugnu, Shyam, and Prakash amongst others.

There are six songs listed in the Geet Kosh. The name of lyricist is not given. Also, the names of the singers are not listed. Music direction is by Avinash Vyas. The singing voices used in this film are of Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor, however assignment to individual songs is not indicated.

Now coming to the mystery of songs of this film. In my search for the songs of this film, I could establish one thing. No gramophone records of the songs of this film are available anywhere. The general response from the premier collectors is that no 78 rpm records of this film were created. I was quite disappointed. With names like Helen and Bela Bose in the cast of actors, the film being of the ‘jaadugar saiyyaan’ types abracadabra of magic and fantasy, the music of Avinash Vyas, the singing voices identified – I was eagerly expecting some wonderful songs to be harvested from a film like this. But my search kept turning up a naught wherever I would be inquiring.

Then maybe three or so years ago, I espied a VCD release of this film with a VCD/DVD dealer in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. I just pounced at it, and bought it. Getting home, with an anxious expectation, I put on my laptop to play. I could not believe my eyes. The film runs its complete length, and NOT A SINGLE SONG is existing in the film. I was devastated. I ran the film again – maybe I had dozed off when the songs were playing. But no, even the second more careful screening did not turn up any songs. I ran the disc a third time, and carefully looked at sequence of scenes. And sure enough, I was able to detect three or four places, where the narrative jumps, and the scene makes up as if there would have been a song here. The realization struck me – all the songs had been edited out of the film. I was furious, cursing the VCD manufacturer’s apathy towards lovers of music, trying to cut down run time of the film to fit on the disk, वगैरह, वगैरह.

I tried once again – bought another disc, but still no songs. Now I was obsessed in trying to get to the source material of this film – the VHS tapes. In my search for the same, in India, as well as outside India, I was successful in procuring three different copies of the VHS tapes of this film from different sources. Imagine my horror, when I found that even the VHS tapes were bereft of any songs.

I was confused, angry and anxious. I started talking to my collector friends, asking them if they had any information on why such a fate had befallen this film. No one had any clue. The Geet Kosh does not carry any additional footnotes, remarks or corrigenda about this film. I was in total despair. Six songs listed, the film is available, and not one song is traceable.

The Geet Kosh lists only three actors – Ranjan, Helen and Tiwari. Just came to my mind, and I carefully viewed the credits at the beginning to get more complete information. One thing struck me as very peculiar. The name of the MD is given, names of two playback singers are given. But there is no name listed for the songwriter. I carefully checked it twice – sure enough the name of the lyricist is not in the credits. My mind then surmised this possibility that before the release of this film, some trouble must have brewed between the producer and the songwriter. No settlement could be reached through mediation, and the songwriter probably took the legal recourse, and got an order from the courts to disallow use of the songs written by him, in the film. The producer must have been forced to give up the rights to the songs. The same got deleted from the film, and as well, no gramophone records were manufactured. And the producer then also deleted the reference to the songwriter’s name in the credits. All well for them, but the music lovers have lost an unheard treasure.

Some month ago, for no reason, I picked up this disc, and started viewing it, simply as timepass, and to get the hang of the storyline. There is an evil magician living at the bottom of the ocean. He has fairies and mermaids as his attendants. He is collecting human skulls – when he will get to 100, he will achieve power to conquer the three worlds. Helen is one of the fairies that lures unsuspecting ‘aadam jaat’ male humans with her charm, and once entrapped, they are tied up and taken to the bottom of the ocean. One day, she lays a trap, and who would walk in but the hero of the film – Ranjan. She promptly falls in love with him, and sets him free, does not take him to her magician master. The news spreads in the underwater world, and the magician imprisons her. Her human beloved gets to know the story, and with his friends, goes down to free Helen. There is standard stuff of fights, fist fights and sword fights which seem to go on and on and on. There is a spaceship which is shaped like a palace – ‘Hawa Mahal’ for you. Ranjan defeats the magician and escapes from the underwater world in this spaceship, with Helen, and his friends. A happy ending for all. Lot of magic stuff happens throughout the film.

This time around, I watched this film in its entirety, right up to ‘THE END’. And that is where the magic happened. I discovered a partial song, right at the end of the film. It seems when the editor spliced out the songs from the main body of the film, he simply forgot that one partial song has been used in the closing minutes of the film. The discovery flabbergasted me – at least now we have one sampler from this film.

The singing voice is Mahendra Kapoor. The clip is a segment of the song, just over a minute in length. But goodness what a wonderful melody this turns out to be. One can only imagine what may have been the quality of songs if this is a representative sample. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

So then I upload this one minute clip, containing one complete stanza, and make for this post. This discovery is no less than any other rarest of rare songs. The world of collectors had given up on this film and its songs. But then we now have one half song, discovered quite by accident, giving a flavor of what could have been.

And with this startling discovery, I suspend further publications in this series. I say suspend, because I want to leave the door open for the possibility that any of the remaining 79 films of this decade, may turn up, only God knows where and when.

The wait will never end.

 

Song – Taaron Bhari Raat Hai  (Hawa Mahal) (1962) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

nai nai manzil hai
naya naya geet hai
poori hui aarzoo
mann ka mila meet hai
miley aaj humsafar
kal ki hai kya khabar
miley aaj humsafar
kal ki hai kya khabar
palken jhuka ke keh de
mann mein kya baat hai

taaron bhari raat hai
ghunghat mein chaand hai
akhiyaan mila ke keh de
mann mein kya baat hai. . .
taaron bhari raat hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नई नई मंज़िल है
नया नया गीत है
पूरी हुई आरज़ू
मन का मिला मीत है
मिले आज हमसफर
कल की है क्या खबर
मिले आज हमसफर
कल की है क्या खबर
पलकें झुका के कह दे
मन में जो बात है

तारों भरी रात है
घूँघट में चाँद है
अखियाँ मिला के कह दे
मन में क्या बात है॰ ॰ ॰
तारों भरी रात है

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

3999 Post No. : 15098

Saga Of Sleepless Nights – 5
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un aankhon mein neend kahaan
jin aankhon se preetam door basey. . .

It was October of 2017, a year and 8 months ago. The previous episode of this series was posted then. After that – this long gap. There have been many a sleepless nights in the intervening months. Yet, somehow I could not get back into the groove with this series. And actually, and inadvertently I should say, two songs that I was saving for this series, got posted otherwise, depleting my list of song. Anyhow, not an issue – the wealth of the Hindi film song still will reveal more songs for this category. 🙂

‘Ek Masoom’, a film from 1969, appears to be a film that likely took some time to get going, get completed and released. This film was rare and unavailable for decades, and it has been recently unearthed and then made available in public domain.

It is a lesser known film of Tanuja, who is paired opposite to a gentleman named Salim Durrani. Yes, the name sounds very familiar, but this gentleman is not the India’s cricketing great, as even I had jumped to conclude first time when I read this name. The cricketer Salim Durrani has appeared in one film – BR Ishaara’s ‘Charitraheen’ (1973). The Salim Durrani appearing in ‘Ek Masoom’ is a different person. From checking the Geet Kosh, it seems that this film is the only one in which this non-cricketer Salim Durrani has appeared, just like his cricketing namesake.

The story of this film is the theme of same-face-confusion. A mix up is caused when two individuals who look exactly alike, happen to inadvertently wander into the life space of one another. One of the characters has links to the world of crime. And so, the mix up results in some predictable situations, where one individual is arrested for the crimes of the other. The matters reach the court, and are finally settled when both of them eventually reach the courtroom at the same time, come face to face with each other, and mix up is sorted out.

Of course, in the interim, the lives of the people connected with this same-face duo, become topsy turvy. The gentleman who is the straight and shareef person, is the love interest of Tanuja. But when the suspicions are cast on his actions and his character, misunderstandings are created, bringing agony to the lady.

This song is the result of that agony Tanuja is undergoing, spending sleepless nights – awaiting for some sign of good hope that may dispel her apprehensions, and clear the air around the man she loves.

And so the refrain from the poet –

jo na poore hon un armaanon ne soney na diya
dil mein uth’te huye toofaanon ne soney na diya

 The sleepless nights bother those hearts that are torn asunder with the storms of emotions and anxiety. These storms will keep one awake. Thoughts of what could have been and what may possibly happen, rage through the mind. And the sleep – it is far, far away from the eyes.

Another sleepless night. And another song of sleepless nights.

Song – Jo Na Poore Hon Un Armaanon Ne Soney Na Diya  (Ek Masoom) (1969) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Fareed Tonki, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

jo na poore hon un armaanon ne soney na diya
jo na poore hon un armaanon ne soney na diya
dil mein uth’te huye toofaanon ne soney na diya
jo na poore hon un armaanon ne soney na diya
jo na poore hon

har ghadi tere khayaalon ne rulaaya mujhko
har ghadi tere khayaalon ne rulaaya mujhko
din to kya shab ko bhi
deewaanon ne soney na diya
dil mein uth’te huye toofaanon ne soney na diya
jo na poore hon un armaanon ne soney na diya

jo na poore hon

yaad jab bhi teri aai to phir aati hi gayi
yaad jab bhi teri aai to phir aati hi gayi
lakh chaaha magar afsaanon ne soney na diya
dil mein uth’te huye toofaanon ne soney na diya
jo na poore hon un armaanon ne soney na diya
jo na poore hon

jo tadapte hain wo tadpa bhi diya karte hain
jo tadapte hain wo tadpa bhi diya karte hain
raat bhar shamma ko parwaanon ne soney na diya
dil mein uth’te huye toofaanon ne soney na diya
jo na poore hon un armaanon ne soney na diya
jo na poore hon

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जो ना पूरे हों उन अरमानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों उन अरमानों ने सोने ना दिया
दिल में उठते हुये तूफानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों उन अरमानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों

हर घड़ी तेरे ख्यालों ने रुलाया मुझको
हर घड़ी तेरे ख्यालों ने रुलाया मुझको
दिन तो क्या शब को भी
दीवानों ने सोने ना दिया
दिल में उठते हुये तूफानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों उन अरमानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों

याद जब भी तेरी आई तो फिर आती ही गई
याद जब भी तेरी आई तो फिर आती ही गई
लाख चाहा मगर अफसानों ने सोने ना दिया
दिल में उठते हुये तूफानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों उन अरमानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों

जो तड़पते हैं वो तड़पा भी दिया करते हैं
जो तड़पते हैं वो तड़पा भी दिया करते हैं
रात भर शम्मा को परवानों ने सोने ना दिया
दिल में उठते हुये तूफानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों उन अरमानों ने सोने ना दिया
जो ना पूरे हों


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4145

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 4
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This song has been suggested by Peevesie’w Mom ji, for inclusion in this series. Interestingly enough, the original song from the ‘Disco Dancer’ was posted on our blog by herself only, on June 16th, last year. Last year she has posted this on the birth anniversary of the prime protagonist of this song – Mithun Chakravarty.

So when I initiated this series, she almost immediately connected with me, and sent me the link to this repeat song, with the request that I post it on the 16th June. But my bad – even though I did start preparing this post well in time, 16th June was not to be, due to other compelling priorities etc. So today, fourteen days later, we are sending in this very belated birthday greeting to this original Disco Dancer.

The original song appears on our blog here >> “I Am A Disco Dancer”. It is from the 1982 film ‘Disco Dancer’ with music by Bappi Lahiri, and singing voice is of Vijay Benedict. In this later version from the 2010 film ‘Golmaal 3’, the song has been re recorded in the voice of Bappi Lahiri himself. This version is shorter than the original by one stanza.

The interesting peculiarity, rather a unique feature about this repeat song is that on screen it is performed by the same artist, after a gap of 28 years. And so, it is an interesting comparison to view both these songs side by side. When he performed this song in 1982, he was all of 30 years of age. And the repeat – well in 2010, Mithun was 58 years old. The energy and the intensity of his dance movements of course has dimmed down quite a bit. In this latter version we are bringing on today, most of his movements are single move shots, standing at one place, very unlike the vigorous moves he makes as he bounces across the stage, 28 years earlier. But surely, kudos to him for still taking on this challenge, and making quite a good show of it. It is in his eyes – the intensity in his eyes is still the same.

As I am writing about this unique repeat song, I am also reminded of another similar repeat, that is actually a hallmark in the history of Hindi film music. Yes, I am reminding readers of the very first song in Hindi films – “De De Khuda Ke Naam Pe Pyaare”. That song, and its singer, has made an even more significantly unique record in the annals of Hindi film songs. Wazir Mohammed Khan, who has sung, as well as performed on screen, this momentous song in ‘Alam Aara’ in 1931 – he was destined to repeat it twice, as both the singer and the on screen performer. The film ‘Alam Aara’ was remade twice, in 1956 and then again in 1973. With the first rendition being in 1931, after 25 years, it gets reprised in 1956, and then again after another 17 years in 1973 – the second repeat coming 42 years after the original performance.

WM Khan was born in 1906 – that makes him just 25 years of age when he appeared in the original ‘Alam Aara’ of 1931. With a white turban and a flowing grey beard, this young man of 25 years played the role of a 70+ years old mendicant. In 1956, he was fifty when he reprised this role the first time. And then, in 1973, he was 67 years of age, when he played the fakeer yet one more time, singing the same song. Of course, the third time he did not need a make-up artifact – the white beard we see is his own. The very first song in Hindi films – repeated twice over, and by the same singer-performer, over a period of 42 years. This accomplishment in the annals of Hindi films is likely to go down in history – unmatched and unchallenged.

On another note, since I initiated this series, I have been getting some very seriously interesting suggestions from various readers of our blog, and other friends in my circle. Some very interesting songs are coming up as repeats in the next episodes of this series.

Regarding the film ‘Golmaal 3’, I am not getting into details. The Wiki page of this film carries a lot of good information. One interesting connect I made about this film. Although this song is credited to Bappi Lahiri, being the music director of the original, the MD of ‘Golmaal 3’ is Pritam. Full name of this gentleman is Pritam Chakravarty. So we have the MD and the lead player in the film – both Chakravarty. To top it, the name of the character role played by Mithun in the film – it is Pritam. 😀 😀

OK, so the 4th episode done, with a promise of a few very interesting ones to come up. Watch this space – 🙂 .

Song – I Am A Disco Dancer  (Golmaal 3) (2010) Singer – Bhappi Lahiri, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

disco. . .   
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   

aa aa aa aa aa aa . . .

i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

zindagi mera gaana
main isi ka deewaana
to jhoomo
to naacho
aao mere sang nacho gaao
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

do din ki hasti mein
sadiyon ki masti mein
bindaas baaghi jawaani
dil pyaar se milte hain
aise jawaani mein
jaise miley aag paani
is umr mein kyon na
manmaani kar jaayen
masti ki raahon mein
hadd se guzar jaayen
ha ha ha haa haa haa
jahaan miley pyaar
wahin mere yaar
ho jaaye nisar
to jhoomo
to naacho
aao mere sang nacho gaao
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer

aa aa aa aa aa aa . . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰

आ आ आ आ आ आ॰ ॰ ॰

आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

ज़िंदगी मेरा गाना
मैं इसी का दीवाना
तो झूमो
तो नाचो
आओ मेरे संग नाचो गाओ
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

दो दिन की हस्ती में
सदियों की मस्ती में
बिंदास बागी जवानी
दिल प्यार से मिलते हैं
ऐसे जवानी में
जैसे मिले आग पानी
इस उम्र में क्यों ना
मनमानी कर जाएँ
मस्ती की राहों में
हद से गुज़र जाएँ
हा हा हा हा हा हा
जहां मिले प्यार
वहीं मेरे यार
हो जाएँ निसार
तो झूमो
तो नाचो
आओ मेरे संग नाचो गाओ
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर

आ आ आ आ आ आ॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4140

A career that almost wasn’t at one time. His father, himself at the head of a famous film production company, did not want his own son to be associated with films and the film world. Maybe a very well intentioned direction to his offspring, knowing all the glittering and the sordid ins and outs of the industry. But then, destiny has its own will and its own ways to propel individuals in particular directions.

We are celebrating 95th anniversary of birth of one of the maestros of melody in the world of Hindi film music. Madan Mohan was just 51 when he left us in 1975. The world of film music is so much more richer that he was here and composed so many memorable ghazals and songs – from 1951 to 1975. The world of music is also so much more poorer, because he left us so young. One can never say with certainty about what could have been. But yes, one would surely feel – had he lived longer. . .

Way back in 1947-48, it was not that the young Madan was completely cut off from the film world. Being the son of Rai Bahadur Chunni Lal Kohli, one of the partners at the Filmistan studios, he had a very firsthand exposure to and familiarity with the exciting work that went on in a film studio. He was in any case, musically inclined, very inclined, since his childhood. A very less known piece of anecdotal history was recently discussed at our group get together in Delhi.

His first foray into the world of music actually is as a singer. Ghulam Haider Sb had recorded a duet in the voices Madan Mohan and Lata Mangeshkar, for the iconic film ‘Shaheed’ (1948). It was a children’s song, which was supposed to be picturized on the lead pair, when they were children (in the storyline). The song was recorded and made ready for filming. Before it could be put on the sets, Rai Bahadur Sb got a wind of it, and he prevailed upon Sashadhar Mukherji, who controlled the film production side of the company, to have that song deleted from the storyline. Sadly enough, his writ prevailed, and the song was taken off the film, as well as from the recorded tapes. No recording of this said duet song is available.

Our own Bakhshi ji, in one of his meetings with Sanjeev Kohli, son of Madan Mohan ji, had enquired about this episode and the fate of this very important recording. Sanjeev Kohli confirmed the episode, but also added with regret that even he has not been able to trace out this rare recording. Sanjeev has a lot of rare items available on tape that are connected with his father’s work, but this particular duet he could never trace.

Today, we are introducing a film that probably is the last film to be released, for which music was actively composed by Madan Mohan Sb. The film ‘Veer Zaara’ of 2004 does not count, in the sense that the music for that film has been adapted and arranged using some of the unused melodies that were created by Madan Mohan. The film ‘Chaalbaaz’ was initiated in 1974, while he was still alive, but due to whatever reasons, it could be released only in 1980.

After the release of ‘Mausam’ in 1975, and his passing away in the same year, the following films that carry music by him, got released in later years.

  • ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976)
  • ‘Sharaafat Chhod Di Maine’ (1976)
  • ‘Saahib Bahadur’ (1977)
  • ‘Inspector Eagle’ (1978)
  • ‘Jalan’ (1978)
  • ‘Chaalbaaz’ (1980)

So there is a continued stream of his work getting released, for the five years immediately after his passing away. This would be a very interesting analysis to review his work post 1975. ‘Laila Majnu’, the Rishi Kapoor – Ranjeeta Thakur starrer, is of course well known for its songs. It would be an appealing exercise.

Another very interesting thing about the song being presented today is that the singing voices are of Amit Kumar and Asha Bhosle. In an interview (available on YouTube here), Amit Kumar has stated that Madan Mohan was one of the first two music directors who called upon him to sing for them (the other being the duo of Sapan Jagmohan), outside of his singing under the direction of his father, Kishore Kumar. This song is probably Amit Kumar’s first song to be recorded by a music director other than his father.

The film is produced under the banner of Ravi Films, Bombay and is directed by Hari Mehra. The star cast is listed as Deepak Khanna, Jaya Kaushalya, Nadira, Anjana, Imtiaz, Kamal Kapoor, Heeralal, V Gopal, Leela Mishra, Hani Chaya, Atam Prakash, Master Nitin, David, Abhi Bhattacharya, Raj Mehra, and Jairaj. The four songs in this film are written by Yogesh and music, of course, by Madan Mohan.

Recorded sometimes in 1974, but eventually released in the film in 1980, the song is an interesting and somewhat unusual composition. Reading the lyrics, it feels as if the stanzas are almost in free form, and yet the tune that ties them together is very attractive.

The only song that Amit Kumar has sung for Madan Mohan. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Hai Shaam Badi Matwaali  (Chaalbaaz) (1980) Singer – Amit Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Madan Mohan
Amit Kumar + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Provided by Peevesie’s Mom)

hai shaam badi matwaali
aur aasmaan pe laali
is laali se rang tera
gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
hai shaam badi matwaali
aur aasmaan pe laali
iss laali se rang tera
gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey

aaaaa aaaaaa

aaaaaa aaaaa
sooni sooni raahon mein akeli
main to jaa rahi hoon khoyi khoyi
aise mein apna mujhe banaa le
tujh bin mera aur nahi hai koi
har pal yeh pyar tera
saathi banaa jo mera
jeewan ka sab andhera
kahaan jaane kho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey 
khuda khair karey

tera aanchal jab lehraaya

chalne lagi hawaa’ein
tera aanchal jab lahraya..aa..aa
tu ne zulfein kya bikhraain
jhukne lagi ghataa’ein
tune zulfein kya bikhraain..ee
oo de kar sapne tum ne apne
rang di meri adaa’ein
de kar sapne tumne apne..ae
tum se har din har pal hum ne
maangi yahi duaa’ein
jeewan ki in raahon mein yoon hi
rakhna tum baahon mein
tere pyar ki is chhaaon mein
dil mera so gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair kareln

hai sham badi matwaali
aur aasman pe laali
iss laali se rang tera gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

आssss आsssss
आsssss आssss
सूनी सूनी राहों में अकेली
मैं तो जा रही हूँ खोई खोई
ऐसे में अपना मुझे बना ले
तुझ बिन मेरा और नहीं है कोई
हर पल ये प्यार तेरा
साथी बना जो मेरा
जीवन का सब अंधेरा
कहाँ जाने खो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

तेरा आँचल जब लहराया
चलने लगी हवाएँ
तेरा आँचल जब लहराया॰॰आ॰॰आ
तूने ज़ुल्फें क्या बिखराइं
झुकने लगी घटाएँ
तूने ज़ुल्फें क्या बिखराइं॰॰ई
ओ दे कर सपने तुमने अपने
रंग दीं मेरी अदाएं
दे कर सपने तुमने अपने॰॰ए
तुमसे हर दीं हर पल हमने
मांगी यही दुआएं
जीवन इन राहों में यूं ही
रखना तुम बाहों में
तेरे प्यार की इस छांव
दिल मेरा सो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे


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