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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 :

3956 Post No. : 15034 Movie Count :

4122

Missing Films of 1960s – 108
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Today’s film is ‘Night In Calcutta’ from 1970, produced under the banner of Mahendra Productions, Bombay. Given that it is a 1970 film, and looking at the list of songs, I am surprised this film did not make it here earlier. The lead pair in this film is Sanjeev Kumar and Simmi. By the time this film was released in 1970, both actors had comfortably settled into their careers. Sanjeev, having made his debut in 1960, had 10 years behind him, mostly in B/C grade cinema. 1971 was a year ahead when he would get recognition and national award with his portrayal in the film ‘Dastak’. Simi Garewal, had made her debut in 1962, with the English film ‘Tarzan Goes To India’ opposite to Feroze Khan, also had a good eight years behind her, with a mix of films, but mostly second female lead or a character role, but surely having worked with luminary directors of Indian cinema – Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor and Raj Khosla. ‘Siddhartha’, directed by Conrad Rooks – a definitive role as a courtesan, was still two years hence, in 1972.

Besides the lead pair, the rest of the cast is listed as Jaishri Talpade, Jagdev, Bhagwan, Master Sachin, Baby Neeta, Amrit Mahendra, Satyendra Kumar, Neelam, Vimal Joshi, Peter, Jai Singh, Samson, R Gaurang, Aasi, Ravi Khanna, Dev Kumar, Dhanraj, Jyoti Kiran, and Poonam More. Amrit Mahendra is also the producer and director of this film.

Four songs are listed for this film, all from the pen of Asad Bhopali. The music direction is by Usha Khanna. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. The song is in memory from the radio listening days. I was searching for the video of this film and the song, but seems it is not available currently. I have some memory that probably I have seen this film on TV long back. However, I am not able to recall anything about the plot and the storyline. I request other knowledgeable readers who may have seen this film (and have better recall than me 🙂 ), to please add more info about this film and the song.

Maybe three more to go. 🙂

 

Song – Parde Ki Baat Parde Mein Rahe To Achhaa Hai  (Night In Calcutta) (1970) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

laaaaaa 
lala llalla laa
lala llalla laa

lala llalla laa
lala llalla laa

lala llalla laa
lala llalla laa

lala llalla laa
lala llalla laa. . .

parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
na tum ajnabi
na hum ajnabi
na tum ajnabi
na hum ajnabi
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai

rang kyon ud gaya
aankh kyon jhuk gayi
kaun se mod par
zindagi ruk gayi
ho oo oo ooooo
rang kyon ud gaya
aankh kyon jhuk gayi
kaun se mod par
zindagi ruk gayi
jo hum ko kehna tha
wo hamne keh diya
jo hum ko kehna tha
wo hamne keh diya
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai

dil ki uljhan chhupaane se kya fayda
hum se nazren churaane se kya fayda
ho oo oo ooooo
dil ki uljhan chhupaane se kya fayda
hum se nazren churaane se kya fayda
jo hum ko kehna tha
wo hamne keh diya
jo hum ko kehna tha
wo hamne keh diya
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
na tum ajnabi
na hum ajnabi
na tum ajnabi
na hum ajnabi
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai
parde ki baat parde mein rahe to achhaa hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ला॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
लाला ल्ललला ला
लाला ल्ललला ला

लाला ल्ललला ला
लाला ल्ललला ला

लाला ल्ललला ला
लाला ल्ललला ला

लाला ल्ललला ला
लाला ल्ललला ला

पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
ना तुम अजनबी
ना हम अजनबी
ना तुम अजनबी
ना हम अजनबी
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है

रंग क्यों उड़ गया
आँख क्यों झुक गई
कौन से मोड पर
ज़िंदगी रुक गई
हो ओ ओ ओsss
रंग क्यों उड़ गया
आँख क्यों झुक गई
कौन से मोड पर
ज़िंदगी रुक गई
जो हमको कहना था
वो हमने कह दिया
जो हमको कहना था
वो हमने कह दिया
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है

दिल की उलझन छुपाने से क्या फायदा
हमसे नज़रें चुराने से क्या फायदा
हो ओ ओ ओsss
दिल की उलझन छुपाने से क्या फायदा
हमसे नज़रें चुराने से क्या फायदा
जो हमको कहना था
वो हमने कह दिया
जो हमको कहना था
वो हमने कह दिया
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
ना तुम अजनबी
ना हम अजनबी
ना तुम अजनबी
ना हम अजनबी
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है
पर्दे की बात पर्दे में रहे तो अच्छा है

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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 :

3953 Post No. : 15029 Movie Count :

4120

Missing Films of 1960s – 108
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At 108, generally a maala is considered to be complete. So we are at the 108th episode of this series, searching for and bringing on missing films of 1960s on to our blog. Ah but, the homework is not still fully done. So there still are some films pending, to be taken care.

The story of the descent of the holy river Ganga, from the Baikunth Lok down to the earth, is very detailed and interesting. It spans four generations of kings belonging to the Suryavansh, the Sun Dynasty, in which later Lord Ram also appeared.

In the lineage of Suryavansh – Vivaswaan (also known as Vaivaswat Manu) is the son of Sun God. He had 10 sons. His second eldest son is Ikshvaku, from whom starts the primary lineage of the Sun Dynasty as we know it. His next in line is a son named Nimi. The lineage progresses and through more generations reaches Raja Harishchandra. The descendants of Raja Harishchandra in sequence, are Rohit, Vrishabh, Baahuk and then Sagar (‘सगर’).

Raja Sagar has two wives – Sumati and Keshini, but no children. Once Rishi Aurv (‘और्व’), passing through the kingdom, stayed at the palace and accepted the hospitality of Raja Sagar. When he was leaving, pleased by the selfless service done by the king, he asked the king to express his wish. The king of course expressed his desire to have sons so that his dynasty may continue. The Rishi blessed him, and said that one of his queens will give birth to one son. The second queen will be blessed with 60,000 sons. All of them will be brave and exceptional, but that they will be playful and short in temper.

With the passage of time, the blessing of the Rishi bore fruits, and the sons were born. Sumati gave birth to one sone Asmanja, and Keshini gave birth to 60,000 sons. Asmanja turns out to be a person with negative qualities.

Then after another passage of time, the King decided to conduct the Ashvamedha Yajna, to proclaim his sovereignty over all the land. The sixty thousand sons were given charge of protecting the horse of the Yajna. Now, Lord Indra, the king of the demigods, was envious of Raja Sagar. He decided to play a mischief. One night, as all the sons and soldiers were asleep, Indra stole the horse, took it, and tied it in the ashram of Kapil Muni, who was meditating at that time.

The army of 60,000 sons of Sagar reached Kapil Muni’s ashram in search of the horse. Finding the horse there, they jumped to the conclusion that Kapil Muni had stolen it. Muni was deep in meditation. Sagar’s sons started to rebuke him and call him names. They prodded him with their bows and disturbed him no end. Kapil Muni’s mediation was broken. He opened his eyes and looked at the army of 60,000 sons of Sagar. Such was the power in him, that by his mere glance, the 60,000 boys were burnt to death and turned into ashes.

When Sagar heard of this news, he was grief stricken. All his sons, save one, had perished without any proper samskaar etc. He consulted his Raj Purohit, Vashishth Muni. Vashishth said that the only way the perished sons could attain salvation was if the waters of the holy river Ganga was sprinkled on the ashes of the army of sons. For Raja Sagar, it was an unthinkable task. The grief took his life. His remaining son Asmanja was not a good person, and had been banished from the kingdom. But the son of Asmanja – Anshuman, turned out to be a very noble person. Sagar made him the King. Anshuman made a vow to bring water of Ganga to the earth. He forsook his kingdom and did mediation and penance all his life. But was not successful. He had one son, Dilip. The onus of accomplishing this task fell on to his shoulder. He too followed the path of meditation and penance, but quickly lost his health and passed away. The mantle for this task was now taken up by Dilip’s son, Bhagirath.

He prayed to Brahma for long years. Finally, Brahma was pleased, and he blessed Bhagirath with the promise that Ganga would descend from Baikunth and will come to earth. The narrative further tells us of the problem of the strength and volume of the flowing waters of Ganga. The earth or any person on earth could not withstand the force of the flow of Ganga. Then Bhagirath prayed to Lord Shiva, who agreed to let the holy river Ganga descend on to him, he would bear the main brunt of the force, and then the rest of earth and its people would then be blessed by it. There is a lot more detail in this narrative, appearing in multiple scriptures.

The film ‘Har Har Gange’ of 1968 is produced under the banner of Nitin Chitra and is directed by Babubhai Mistry. (Another film by the same name was produced in 1979, and that too is also directed by the same person.) The star cast of the 1968 film is listed as Jaishri Gadkar, Abhi Bhattacharya, Mahesh Kumar, Sulochana, Jeevan, Bharti, BM Vyas, Arvind Pandya, Uma Dutt, Vishwas, SN Tripathi, Sudarshan, Babu Raje, Tuntun, Paulson, Dalda Hindustani, Mahesh Bhatt, Rajkumar, Shri Bhagwan, Saraswati Devi, Bhairavi, Uma Khosla, Meena Pankaj, Malti Shashi, Master Gopi, Prakash, Munna Bagla, Madhumati, Bela Bose, and Helen.

The film has 6 songs, all penned by Kavi Pradeep. The music is composed by SN Tripathi. The song has been rendered by Krishna Kalle. The occasion seems to be that King Bhagirath is leaving the kingdom to go to the forest to do penance and to free his dynasty from the curse that 60,000 of his ancestors had brought upon themselves. From the words in the verses, it seems as if the song is being performed on screen by the wife of King Bhagirath. I have not been able to locate her name in the related information available. I would request other knowledgeable readers to please add this information if available.

With this song, the 1968 film ‘Har Har Gange’ makes its debut on our blog. With the publication of this post we are coming to the home stretch with this series. Now just 4 more films from the 1960s remain in this project. More details about that later.

 

Song – Jaao Mere Devta, Jaao Mere Praan  (Har Har Gange) (1968) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, MD – SN Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

jaao mere devta
jaao mere praan
karey ganga maiya tumhaara kalyan
sidhaaro hey praan dhan
rakho kul ki aan
karey ganga maiya tumhaara kalyan
har har gange. . .
har har gange

barson se hai ye duniya dukhi
mit jaana par karna is ko sukhi
rakhna hamaare aansoo ka maan
jaao mere devta
jaao mere praan
karey ganga maiya tumhaara kalyan
har har gange. . .
har har gange

parvat jo rokey to rukna nahin
bijli girey phir bhi jhukna nahin
rakhna hamesha hatheli pe jaan
jaao mere devta
jaao mere praan
karey ganga maiya tumhaara kalyan
sidhaaro hey praan dhan
rakho kul ki aan
karey ganga maiya tumhaara kalyan
har har gange. . .
har har gange

har har gange. . .
har har gange

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जाओ मेरे देवता
जाओ मेरे प्राण
करे गंगा मैया तुम्हारा कल्याण
सिधारो हे प्राण धन
रखो कुल की आन
करे गंगा मैया तुम्हारा कल्याण
हर हर गंगे॰ ॰ ॰
हर हर गंगे

बरसों से है ये दुनिया दुखी
मिट जाना पर करना इसको सुखी
रखना हमारे आँसू का मान
जाओ मेरे देवता
जाओ मेरे प्राण
करे गंगा मैया तुम्हारा कल्याण
हर हर गंगे॰ ॰ ॰
हर हर गंगे

पर्वत जो रोके तो रुकना नहीं
बिजली गिरे तो झुकना नहीं
रखना हमेशा हथेली पे जान
जाओ मेरे देवता
जाओ मेरे प्राण
करे गंगा मैया तुम्हारा कल्याण
सिधारो हे प्राण धन
रखो कुल की आन
करे गंगा मैया तुम्हारा कल्याण
हर हर गंगे॰ ॰ ॰
हर हर गंगे

हर हर गंगे॰ ॰ ॰
हर हर गंगे


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 :

3950 Post No. : 15026 Movie Count :

4119

Missing Films of 1960s – 107
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The film that is being introduced today is ‘Lav Kush’ from 1967. It was a time when mythological and religious films were still a draw – a draw enough for producers to continue producing this genre of films. It was a crop of artists, producers and financiers who held sway in the decades from the early years of Indian cinema, till maybe 1980s. Beyond that, once that crop withered away – passing away, retiring, or just plain fatigue, this genre of films has seen only a downward slide.

The film is produced by Basant Pictures. Regulars will recall that Basant Pictures is an off shoot of the Wadia Movietone, and both these production banners have witnessed great success in the 1940s and 1950s – Wadia with their stunt films (mostly starring Nadia), and Basant with their religious and social offerings.

The film is directed by SN Tripathi; ah yes, the same person who is also the music director. The cast of actors reads like Jaishri Gadkar, Aseem Kumar, Sheel Kumar, Bela Bose, Bablu, SN Tripathi, Chitra, Dalpat, BM Vyas, Hari Shukla, Bhagwan Sinha, RC Pandey, and Lalita Desai. The film has seven songs listed, and all the seven are penned by songwriter Saraswati Kumar Deepak.1

The song is a dance song in the royal court. The time of narrative is when Lord Ram has safely returned to Ayodhya, He has been crowned as the king, and the Ram Rajya is installed. Things seem to be settling down and moving smoothly. At this juncture, it becomes known that Sita is expecting and should become a mother soon.

This song is played at this time, when a court full of ladies marking this celebration with their good wishes blessings. The lead dancer in this song is Bela Bose. Interesting to note that Bela Bose is known for the ‘other’ types of dances. However, this dance – cast in a combination of semi classical plus folk steps – is no less impressive.

Maybe 5, or 6 films more to go for the 1960s list. Hopefully soon. 🙂

 

Song – Aao Ri Pyaari Behna Hil Mil Gaao Ri  (Lav Kush) (1967) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD – SN Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

ek maas beeta doosara maas beeta
ye teesara mahina
ye teesara mahina
kacha pakka waar mann ko na bhaawe thaal
dekho bookh laage na
dekho bookh laage na
hare hare amuvaa ki chutney piswaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

lag gaya satwaan mahina
dekho jhukna kathin ho gaya
jhukna kathin ho gaya
kaise buhaarengi anganwaa
ke achra khisakne laga
achra khisakne laga
phoolon ki sej pe in ko sulaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

tulsi ko pooj ke
suraj devta ki karey vinti Siya
karey vinti Siya
choom choom achra
suhaginan bahu ko aashish de diya
bahu ko aashish de diya
nauven mahine mein to munna khilaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

एक मास बीता दूसरामास बीता
ये तीसरा महिना
ये तीसरा महिना
कच्चा पक्का वार मन को ना भावे थाल
देखो भूख लागे ना
देखो भूख लागे ना
हरे हरे अमुवा की चटनी पिसवाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

लग गया सातवाँ महिना
देखो झुकना कठिन हो गया
झुकना कठिन हो गया
कैसे बुहारेंगी अंगनवा
के अचरा खिसकने लगा
अचरा खिसकने लगा
फूलों की सेज पे इनको सुलाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

तुलसी को पूज के
सूरज देवता की करे विनती सिया
करे विनती सिया
चूम चूम अचरा
सुहागिनन बहू को आशीश दे दिया
बहू को आशीश दे दिया
नौवें महीने में तो मुन्ना खिलाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री


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 : 3949 Post No. : 15025

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 31
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Aah, the heady days of a decade before. Posting six songs was quite the norm. On 11th May, the following films got represented on the blog.

Mashaal

1950
Hamraaz 1967
Aankhen 1968
Parichay 1972
Ghar 1978
Nikaah

1982

Believe it or not, except for ‘Ghar’, all the remaining films made their debut on the blog that day. As I check the record of the films over the intervening years, five of the films have completed their tenure, and all their songs are now showcased here. Just one of these films has not yet been yippeee’d. And that is ‘Nikaah’ from 1982.

When ‘Nikaah’ hit the theatres in 1982, it did create a popular flutter. The doe eyed Salma Agha caught the fancy of the audiences early on. For a brief time, she was quite a rage. Then, the second quality of this film, that drew crowds and appreciation, was the music and the songs. Practically all the songs were hits, and have enjoyed lasting popularity and appeal.

The film has six songs, and four of them have already occupied their places on the blog. Browsing the list, one is once again struck with wonderment and praise, for the songs are –

Beete Huye Lamhon Ki Kasak Saath To Hogi
Dil Ke Armaan Aansuon Mein Beh Gaye
Fazaa Bhi Hai Jawaan Jawaan
Dil Ki Ye Aarzoo Thhi Koi Dilruba Miley

Fabulous songs, each one of them. Now about the remaining songs of this film. There is one qawwaali song, which is more or less incidental in the film. It is the other remaining song that is notable, unique and having its own claim to fame.

Ghulam Ali does not need any introduction to the readers. This phenomenal singer, was quite a rage in India during the 1980s and 90s. Even today, his performances are enthralling and much awaited. It is quite sad that his performance trips to India have become a victim of politics.

When this film was released, it was acknowledged that BR Chopra had accomplished almost a coup, in being successful to have a song, a ghazal actually, sung by this popular and legendary singer, included in the film. I am not sure, but perhaps this is the only instance of Ghulam Ali’s voice being a part of a Hindi film.
[Ed Note: Based on the inputs received from Anekant ji and Sadanand ji, in the comments section below – certainly this song is not the only instance of Ghulam Ali singing for Hindi films. Thanks to both for this important update. 🙂 ]

And so, as I was checking the details, I was quite taken by surprise that this song is not yet posted here on our blog. Well, today, it comes on board.

For its times, this film was a bold statement addressing social issues relating to marriage and divorce in the Muslim community. The predicament of the lady getting a raw deal in life at the hands of a whimsical male partner, whose bizarre behavior and fanciful decisions are quite supported by the norms of the society, completely unmindful of the traumatizing consequences on the mind and the psyche of the lady – and all that, for no fault of hers.

This famous ghazal, which has been one of the all time favorites outside of the film domain, is penned by Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani.
[Ed Note: Sadanand ji further informs us that this ghazal as a non-filmi creation, is also sung by Jagjit Singh for the the TV Serial ‘Kahkashaan’ (1992) produced by Ali Sardar Jaffrey. That version is already posted on our blog at “Chupke Chupke Raat Din. . .“, by Sadanand ji himself. That post also includes a detailed bio-sketch of the poet, Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani – a very interesting read. Thanks Sadanand ji.]

The music composition is by Ghulam Ali himself. The complete ghazal is of course much longer, and there are various variations in different live performances and other recordings. In the film, only two she’rs are included. There are versions of this ghazal as being in the film, which are apparently longer with more couplets, but those are the handiwork of technology only. Some folks have uploaded longer versions, which are copy-paste extensions of the visual clips, overlaid with additional audio, giving an impression of a longer song in the film. But watching with little attention, one can make out that it is a fake.

On screen, this rendition is performed by the gramophone player. Deepak Prashar, having dismissed and divorced his wife, Salma Agha, is having bouts of depressive regrets, and he misses her. If I recall rightly, it is his birthday celebration, and he invites Salma. In this clip it is cake that we encounter first. Then we see a weepy Deepak listening to this ghazal, as it plays on a gramophone in the room. Salma makes an entry, unnoticed by Deepak, and she witnesses the pain of loss and regret that Deepak is exhibiting. Rest, as part of the story, to be discussed another time.

A salute to this legendary singer from across the border, who has a very solid grounding and training in the Hindustani classical music. And this post brings this popular film to being one short of having all its songs posted here. So the yippee-dom announcement should not be too far off now. 🙂

 


Song – Chupke Chupke Raat Din Aansoo Bahaana Yaad Hai (Nikaan) (1982) Singer – Ghulam Ali, Lyrics – Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani, MD – Ghulam Ali
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmm
aaa aaaa aaaaaa
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmm

chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

khench lena wo mera
parde ka kona daf-attan
khench lena wo mera
parde ka kona daf-attan
aur dupatte se wo tera
munh chhupaana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

dopehar ki dhoop mein
mere bulaane ke liye
dopehar kid hoop mein
mere bulaane ke liye
wo tera kothe pe
nange paanv aana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

hmmmmm hmmmmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
aaaa aaaa aaaa
hmmmmm hmmmmmm
hmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्मम म्ममम म्ममम म्मममममम
आs आsss आsssss
हम्मम म्ममम म्ममम म्मममममम

चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

खेंच लेना वो मेरा
पर्दे का कोना दफ़-अतन
खेंच लेना वो मेरा
पर्दे का कोना दफ़-अतन
और दुपट्टे से वो तेरा
मुंह छुपाना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

दोपहर की धूप में
मेरे बुलाने के लिए
दोपहर की धूप में
मेरे बुलाने के लिए
वो तेरा कोठे पे
नंगे पाँव आना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

हम्मममम हम्ममममम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
आss आss आsss
हम्मममम हम्ममममम
हम्मम हम्ममम हम्ममम
हम्मम हम्ममम हम्ममम
हम्मममम हम्ममम हम्मम
हम्मममम हम्ममम हम्मम

 

 


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 :

3948 Post No. : 15023 Movie Count :

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Missing Films of 1960s – 106
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Today, we bring on board the 1968 film ‘Balram Srikrishna’. We are now down to some of the most obscure films on this list of pending films of 1960s. However, the film itself is available, and the video clip of this song is uploaded. As the name suggests, it is a mythological / historical film based on our scriptures. It depicts some of the episodes from the stories related to the Sri Krishna avataar of the Supreme Lord. And Balram is the name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna in this incarnation.

The film is produced under the banner of Joy Films, Bombay and is directed by Chandrakant. The star cast listed for this film is very very impressive – Dara Singh, Shahu Modak, Premnath, Nana Palsikar, Randhawa, Azad, Ashish Kumar, Gemini Ganesh, Prithviraj, Savitri, Jaishri Gadkar, Geetanjali, Madhumati, Bela Bose, Padma Rani, Sushma, Uma Khosla, Aruna Irani, Sulochana Chatterjee, Babu Raje, Sherry, BM Vyas, Anand Joshi, Arvind Pandya, Bhale Rao, Radheshyam, and Pal Sharma.

There are nine songs listed for this film. All songs are from the pen of Kavi Pradeep. The music composition is by C Ramchandra. This song is rendered by Asha Bhosle, supported by a chorus of voices.

On screen this song is performed by Geetanjali, accompanied by a group of sahelis. I have not seen this film, but my intuition tells me that Geetanjali is playing the role of Rukmani, the daughter of Bhishmaka, the king of Vidarbha. As per the descriptions in the Puranas, Rukmani is the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. In this incarnation, she is born on this earth as the daughter of Bhishmaka. At a young age, she learns about Lord Krishna, His beauty and His virtues. She starts to love Him in Her heart, and takes a vow that She would be married only Him. As is logical even, for Goddess Lakshmi cannot be betrothed to anyone other than the Supreme Lord Vishnu himself, because they are the Eternal Couple.

The later part of the stories tell about how Her brother Rukmi announces Her betrothal to Shishupal, the crown prince of Chedi. This is to please Jarasandh, the King of Magadh. Jarasandh is a sworn enemy of Krishna, as he is the father-in-law of King Kamsa of Mathura, whom Krishna had slain in hand-to-hand combat. The detailed stories are quite intricate. Suffice to say that Rukmini becomes aware of Rukmi’s plans to get Her married to Shishupal. Having made a personal vow to Herself, that She would marry Krishna only, She sends a message to Him through a brahmin. On receiving the message, Krishna, who is now the King of Dwarka, sets out in His chariot to reach Vidarbha at the earliest. Balram, His elder brother, follows him with the army, quite correctly anticipating trouble, when Krishna would reach Vidarbha.

Bhishmaka, Rukmani’s father, is in favor of his daughter marrying Krishna, but is helpless in the face of Rukmi’s arrogant insistence. On the morning of the wedding day, Rukmani goes to the temple for prayers. Krishna is waiting there, all set with His chariot and horses. They elope from the temple, and start Their journey towards Dwarka. When Rukmi learns about this elopement, gathers his army and sets out in chase of the fleeing Couple. The two armies catch up. While Balram with his army vanquishes the army of Rukmi and Jarasandh, Krishna engages in a duel with Rukmi and defeats him. He is just going to behead him, when Rukmani begs that Her brother be forgiven. Krishna relents and spares Rukmi’s life.

As mentioned earlier, the complete description is very detailed and intricate. Only a brief summary has been presented above to establish the context. This song, from the lyrics and the performance, is most likely from the time when Rukmani has realized Her love for Krishna in Her heart, and She is pining to meet Him and see Him. The verses tell of the depth of Her anxious eagerness to meet Him.

A very melodious song, that I have heard for the first time, as I prepare for this post. A lost gem that should have been better known. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Jis Ki Sohni Hai Soorat, Mann Mohini Hai Moorat  (Balram Srikrishna) (1968) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaa aaaaa

koi bata do
pata piya ka
kahaan mera chit chor
main wo prem deewaani
jis ka preetam
nand kishore

jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

door disha mein muraliya boley
taan taan par jiya mera doley
door disha mein muraliya boley
taan taan par jiya mera doley
muraliya boley
jiyara doley
jis ka naam bansi waala
jis ne chhup chhup jaadu daala
aise natkhat se mere kab ladenge nayan
aise natkhat se mere kab ladenge nayan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jaane kis din
aayenge sainyaan
pyaar se meri
pakdenge bainyaan
jaane kis din
aayenge sainyaan
pyaar se meri
pakdenge bainyaan
aayenge sainyaan
pakdenge bainyaan
jin ka sunder hai badan
jin ka roop mann mohan
aise prabhu mujhe denge kab darshan
aise prabhu mujhe denge kab darshan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jab jab nabh mein
baadal chhaate
mujhe ghan shyaam mere
bade yaad aate
jab jab nabh mein
baadal chhaate
mujhe ghan shyaam mere
bade yaad aate
baadal chhaate
yaad wo aate
jis ko maana mann hi mann
maine apna jeevan dhan
aise piya ji ki main kab banungi dulhan
aise piya ji ki main kab banungi dulhan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

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

कोई बता दो
पता पिया का
कहाँ मेरा चित चोर
मैं वो प्रेम दीवानी
जिसका प्रीतम
नन्द किशोर

जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

दूर दिशा में मुरलीया बोले
तान तान पर जिया मोरा डोले
दूर दिशा में मुरलीया बोले
तान तान पर जिया मोरा डोले
मुरलीया बोले
जियरा डोले
जिसका नाम बंसी वाला
जिस ने छुप छुप जादू डाला
ऐसे नटखट से मेरे कब लड़ेंगे नयन
ऐसे नटखट से मेरे कब लड़ेंगे नयन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जाने किस दिन
आएंगे संईयां
प्यार से मेरी
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
जाने किस दिन
आएंगे संईयां
प्यार से मेरी
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
आएंगे संईयां
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
जिनका सुंदर है बदन
जिनका रूप मन मोहन
ऐसे प्रभु मुझे देंगे कब दर्शन
ऐसे प्रभु मुझे देंगे कब दर्शन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जब जब नभ में
बादल छाते
मुझे घन श्याम मेरे
बड़े याद आते
जब जब नभ में
बादल छाते
मुझे घन श्याम मेरे
बड़े याद आते
बादल छाते
याद वो आते
जिसको माना मन ही मन
मैंने अपना जीवन धन
ऐसे पिया जी की मैं कब बनूँगी दुल्हन
ऐसे पिया जी की मैं कब बनूँगी दुल्हन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन


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 : 3947 Post No. : 15022

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 14
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A dream within a dream. . .

In the growing up years, there is a whole generation I am sure, or actually, multiple generations, that have grown up learning about the American society and the lifestyle from the books of the author Harold Robbins. I remember, in my school years, his books were a taboo, generally carried around and exchanged, their cover pages obscured by plain paper or even newspaper wrappers. And yet, very avidly devoured by the young minds oh so keen to learn about the American way of life. But of course, the clandestine attraction was the common perception that his novels contained explicitly “hot” passages. And hence all the hush-hush and the covert operations to read his novels surreptitiously on the bus, while traveling back from school in the afternoons (of course, the morning trip traveling TO the school, one was always busy preparing for this test or that, or even completing homework assignments 😀 😀 ), or very late in the night, using various mechanisms to illuminate the pages in an otherwise darkened room. 🙂

The reason I bring up this author here – is that he wrote a trilogy on Hollywood and the American film industry – the three books spread over a period of 20 years (publication dates – 1949, 1961 and 1969), with the events covered spanning almost a century, or maybe about eight decades to be precise. The first novel tells about the rise of the cinema based powerful entertainment industry, from its initial baby steps, through the age of silent films, ending at the advent of the talkie era when sound entered the heretofore silent imagery. The second novel in this series tells the stories of the heydays of studio system in Hollywood, the big stars, the big directors and the mega budget productions – and the decadence that permeates the glitz of the tinsel town. The third part of this trilogy covers the period in Hollywood history that saw the decline of the studio system and the arrival of television as the more powerful younger sibling of the entertainment industry.

The first book in this trilogy – oh so appropriately titled – ‘The Dream Merchants’.
[The second book is titled ‘The Carpetbaggers’ and the third is ‘The Inheritors’.]

And life – what about life? What is it? Thinkers and philosophers over the ages, have contemplated on this existence – from the mundane tasks of bread and survival to the exotic astronomy of stars and black holes. And have pondered over this question.

One of the answers that has echoed through the centuries – life too, is a dream, a dream too. . . a concept that has been an important ingredient of the philosophies that have tried to explain life, over centuries and ages, in all the civilizations around this planet. Start with the ancient traditions of our land, and then examine the length and breadth of this planet, including the historical depth of time, we encounter this concept in the far eastern beliefs, the Persian mystique, the abounding Greek wisdom, and in the troika of traditions centered in the lands around the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, extending to the Arabian Peninsula – the Judaic traditions, the Christian philosophies, and the Islamic cultures.

Parvati is the Hindu goddess of dreams, and also of births and everything related to the creation, suggesting that the Hindu tradition gives to dreams a creative ability and the power to produce something that did not previously exist in the material world. There are passages in our scriptures that describe this universe, this creation, as a dream dreamt by the Supreme Himself.

Our other philosophies also conjecture – that there is an alternate existence for each one of us in an alternate universe. At a certain juncture in that existence, we fall asleep, and are simultaneously born into this world – to exist as a dream of that primordial self in sleep. The dream continues, and at another juncture it comes to a close. And we are erased from existence in this world. What we term as death in this world, is actually awakening and end of a dream in that parallel existence.

One of the most important works of Persian and Arabic culture is ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, in many of whose stories comes the subject of dreams – mirrors reflecting reality around us, and preventing us from seeing it. The clearest example is the tale ‘The Sleeper and the Waker’, in which a king and a beggar swap roles and the latter ends up believing everything has been a dream.
[Ah, so that is the origin of the storyline for books and films like ‘The Prince And The Pauper’, ‘Raja Aur Runk’, and . . . goodness, I just googled ‘films on role switching’ – the list is too long to be added here. 🙂 ]

The Greek philosopher Plato, in his work titled ‘The Allegory of The Cave’, explains his theory of the existence of two worlds — Sense and Ideas — and metaphorically describes the situation in which the human is related by them: life goes into a kind of reverie, ignorant and ruled by the senses, of which you can wake up only through the reason, to attain true knowledge.

The Spanish writer Calderon de la Barca, in his work ‘Life is a Dream’, poses a dichotomy between earthly life and the heavenly life in which the first is similar to a dream that will finish only at death. Therefore, the real is death and life is associated with the unreality of the dream, so that the terms of our everyday perception are reversed: life is death and death is life.

The old bard has written about this in more than one ways. In ‘The Tempest’, his words say –
“We are such stuff as dreams are made of and our little life is rounded with a sleep’.

In ‘Hamlet’, he says,
“To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil. . .”

And our own poet protagonists put it so simply. As songwriter Yogesh has said – “Jeevan Hai Ik Sapna, Madhur Suhaana Sapna”, the Asha-Kishore duet in the 1973 film ‘Honeymoon’.

In all the perspectives to life that have been conjectured, one is that it is a dream. And inside this dream, we have another level of existence, which is once again a dream – a dream that is manufactured by some, for the consumption of another some, to help forget, albeit temporarily, the vagaries of the so called reality, which in itself is conjectured to be a dream – of alternate self in an alternate existence.

Harold Robbins called these ‘manufacturers’ as ‘The Dream Merchants’ – the creators of these dreams, and who trade these dreams for a consideration.

It is this dream world, the dream factory that fascinates us all. And by ‘us’ I mean this bandwagon, all the regular riders, and all the other lovers of Hindi films and Hindi film music who are all connected by the singular passion for this art form. We all love this musical dreamboat. The ‘dream merchants’ keep dishing out new concoctions, spinning and re-spinning the tales that have been told often and again. They keep creating and re-inventing the jewel embellishments to adorn these tales, and to keep us all hooked – ah yes, hooked – so bad that we do not have any other place to go in this life. 🙂

Fifteen thousand songs – each post being an original work. As I am writing this piece, my mind made an attempt to estimate the amount of human effort that has gone into the building of this (now) legendary edifice. But my mind boggled at the endeavor. There may be some rough estimations we can draw upon for the amount spent in adding to and maintaining the data on this blog. But there is very little hope we can estimate the time spent on creating the original songs that are the basis on which this blog is built.

We could separate out these two calculations and make an attempt. In my mind, I would put an average of between 5 to 6 hours spent on each post. [I request Atul ji to please comment on this basic estimate.] I include the time spent by the author of the post to search and select the song, the time to note down and verify the lyrics, the time to write the article to go along with the song, the time spent to edit the entire post including lyrics review and color coding etc., the time for admin tasks related to finalizing and publishing the post, ah yes, must also include time to upload the song if not available, and then the follow up admin work to maintain and update the data pages and our own data files to keep them up to date.

Let me take the median number as 5.5 hours per post. Having come to the 15K milestone, by this estimate, the team has spent ~ 82,500 person hours on posting and publication on this blog.

Let me now put in perspective this rough estimate. A standard person working day is defined to be eight hours. Give or take some, a person works for an average of 22 days per month. That is 176 person hours per month. A simple calculation tells us that we are at a collective total of 469 person months invested in all activities of this blog. Translating this to years, we get a number ~ 39 years.

Imagine. The amount of effort that has been spent on this enterprise is equivalent almost to an entire working career of a person, who, mind you, has not taken any vacation or other time off, other than the 8 or 9 non working days per month.

Mind boggling, isn’t it. Every which way that we try to understand what this blog is, it turns out to be mind boggling. I wouldn’t even try to go to the next step of apportioning the percentage of this number to our fearless leader. I am sure you all are all too familiar with that by now.

What a fantastic enterprise this is turning out to be. The English phrase that appropriately applies to such an endeavor is – “dream run”. Be that an effort in athletics or sports, be that a string of successes in any particular field, be that the tenure of a successful enterprise, be that the number of weeks / months of a film showing at a single theatre – the word used is “dream run”.

And the expression brings us back to the theme I am attempting to connect with – a dream within a dream. I am reminded of a song that completes 40 years this year. A quick search tells me that the film ‘Golmaal’ was certified on 6th April 1979. Today we are a little over 40 years and one month since this song was released – “Sapne Mein Dekha Sapna”. So much food for thought it generates. Are we living? Are we inside a dream? Where do we go when we go to sleep? Is sleep another parallel existence? Sometimes we bring back snatches of memories of visions seen during our sleep tenure. What are these visions? What are these memories? Are these real experiences in another dimension? Would it be possible to experience sleep within a dream? And then, consequently, would it be possible to have memories of dream that was dreamt inside a dream? Yes, so much wholesome and appetizing food for thought.

But then yes, if we step back and ruminate over the philosophical conjectures, is this existence itself a dream. And the dreams we remember from our sleeping hours in here – is that a dream inside a dream? Interesting, very interesting discussions.

Let me introduce the song for today, for this post. A very interesting take on what this world of cinema is, in the words of the people who compose the work force of this industry – and the verdict is –

jaali, jaali, jaali
(its all unreal, unreal, unreal)

Yes, that is what the words in this song convey. The film is ‘Haar Jeet’ from 1954. The film is produced by GA Thakur under the banner of Film Kraft and is directed by Jaggi Thakur. The star cast of the film is listed as Shyama, Suresh, Manorama, Sundar, Heera Lal, Madan Puri, Shyam Lal, Amar, Baij Sharma, Ramesh Thakur, Ratan Sharma, and Peggy. I have not seen the film. As I tried to search for more information, I am able to locate a review of the film posted on the Cineplot blog. The review also summarizes the story of the film.

FilmCraft’s “Haar Jeet”, produced by G.A. Thakur and directed by Jaggi Rampal, which was premiered in Bombay at the Swastik and other cinemas on June 11th, 1954, had a good theme, with potential enough to make an absorbing picture. But poor characterization, naive and amateurish direction and artificial treatment have combined to defeat the proper development of that theme. The result is that “Haar Jeet” is more “Haar” (loss) than “Jeet” (gain) and that goes as much for the audience as it does for the production itself.

The atmosphere is never established, not in the degree it should be to make the characters. their actions and behavior understandable in a drama so dependent as this is upon the psychology of three of its principal characters, one of whom, Dr. Behari, is a physician and a hypnotist.

He lives in the house of his millionaire brother and is driven by an overpowering lust for wealth to thoughts of murder because of a growing pile of debts. One is never told how he comes to incur the debts.

The doctor is the central character round which the picture and story revolve. He is shown making use of his hypnotic power to get his brother’s daughter Nalini under his control so that he can get her married to a rascally confederate of his, whom he introduces into the family as Prince Balraj.

Under his spell Nalini actually goes through the betrothal ceremony with a show of pleasure, sharing in the gaiety of the occasion. On the other hand, she is also shown growing suspicious of her uncle in scenes that follow. She refuses to marry the phoney Prince, and when her father insists, she runs away to Bombay, where she finds shelter with a young woman friend.

Nalini accidentally encounters a young man named Rajan and his friend Balam. Rajan falls in love with her. There are glimpses of a phoney Academy for Acting, where the lovers meet. But how that academy comes into existence, how it is managed and how the hero gets into it as a teacher of dramatic art one doesn’t quite know. In some comically unreal scenes she is selected to play the heroine in a film and Rajan is cast opposite her as the hero, presumably to enable the romance to develop.

The romance is interrupted, however, by the wicked uncle who turns up at this point with his bogus Prince Balraj, in search of Nalini, hypnotizes her and takes her back home.

In the final sequence, the doctor, desperate to get his hands on the money and pressed by his confederate, takes to violence and almost succeeds in getting what he desires, when Rajan and Balam burst in with the police to defeat him. He meets a condign end by falling off the roof and is killed. The film ends there.

Poor motivation, perfunctory treatment and utterly naive direction rob the narrative of all conviction despite some good acting by the cast. Hiralal puts over quite a convincing portrayal of the villainous Dr. Behari. Shyamlal is good as the millionaire brother, and so is Madanpuri, despite occasional touches of artificiality, as the polished rogue Balraj. Sunder manages to have a few bright moments.

Manorama, who is quite a good actress, is wasted in another very poorly written and badly directed role. Suresh is disappointingly dull and tame in the romantic role of Rajan. Shyama, who looks quite attractive, does her best.

The sets are realistic. The photography is mediocre and seems to have suffered a lot from indifferent laboratory work. The editor has not been able to give the film the requisite consistency in narration.

The music is depressingly drab and the unpoetic lyrics set to dull melodies are poorly sung.

The film has seven songs, written by four songwriters – Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Shewan Rizvi, Kaif Irfani and Aziz Kashmiri. This song is penned by Shewan Rizvi. Music is by SD Batish. The main singing voice is SD Batish himself. There is another primary voice which is an unidentified female voice. Some lines in the song are sung solo by this voice. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to help identify this voice.

The Cineplot review above censures the poetry and the music in the songs of this film. As I review the songs of this film already posted, I am not able to reconcile that observation. Anyway, the opinions and judgments are personal and subjective, and that is fine. The songs already posted from this film are

The readers are encouraged to listen to these earlier songs and make their own judgment.

Today’s song is simply a fun song. One image that I could locate (also on Cineplot) seems as if it is from this song only. The ambiance created in the audio is that of a dance performance, quite possibly a stage dance performance, and the visual that I have inserted with the upload, seems quite likely to be for this song. The song tells about the unreality of the reel world. A make believe construct manned by actors who are just role playing – they are not what they are. 🙂

There are interesting references in the verses of the song. There are names of actors and actresses in the song. There also are names of films – ‘Passing Show’, and ‘Hunterwaali’. As I check the Geet Kosh listings, I find films titled ‘Passing Show’ in the years 1936 and 1956. Since this song dates from 1954, the poet here is referring to the 1936 film. And the hero of that film is Jayant. And the film ‘Hunterwali’ being referred to is also from 1935. Of course the heroine of that film is Nadia. 🙂 [Actually, there is a film titled ‘Hunterwali Ki Beti’ from 1943 also; and in that film, the lead role is played by Nadia again.]

A fun song, and also, in a subtle manner, a song that projects reality. That the world of cinema is

jaali, jaali, jaali
(its all unreal, unreal, unreal)

And yet, it enthralls us, fascinates us, grips and enchants us no end. So much so that we spend an entire working career on building this wonderful blog – one song at a time. 😀 😀

Fifteen thousand songs – whew. . . wow. . . and CONGRATULATIONS. 🙂


Song – Filmi Duniya, Duniya Waalo (Haar Jeet) (1954) Singer – SD Batish, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – SD Batish
SD Batish + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

ye hai nargis
ye hai nimmi
ye hai geeta baali
ye hai geeta baali
main hoon hero
passing show ka
ye hai hunterwaali

hey..ey..ey

asli hum mein
koi nahin hai
sab ke sab hain jaali

asli
asli
asli
jaali
jaali
jaali

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

aaj nahin to
kal ya parson
aaj nahin to
kal ya parson
dee dee lallaa
kal ya parson
honge hum mash’hoor
mash’hoor
mash’hoor
bante bante
ban jaaunga
main bhi..ee..ee..ee
raaj kapoor..rr..rr
chalengi apni filmen
dilli aur kolkotta

opni baari jaabe
roshogolla khaabe

aur coimbatore
yendaaa
yendaaa
yendaaa da da da da daaaa
coimbatore
coimbatore
coimba..atore

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

hello

hello

hello madam paaro
hello madam paaro
seenon se
dil baahar niklen
jebon se
kuchh noten niklen
seenon se
dil baahar niklen
jebon se
kuchh noten niklen
aisa koi jhatka
arey jhatka
arey jhatka maaro
taali maaro
taali maaro..o..o..o
filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

ये है नर्गिस
ये है निम्मी
ये है गीता बाली
ये है गीता बाली
मैं हूँ हीरो
पासिंग शो का
ये है हंटरवाली

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए

असली हम में
कोई नहीं है
सबके सब हैं जाली

असली
असली
असली
जाली
जाली
जाली

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

आज नहीं तो
कल या परसों
आज नहीं तो
कल या परसों
डी डी लल्ला
कल या परसों
होंगे हम मशहूर
मशहूर
मशहूर
बनते बनते
बन जाऊंगा
मैं भी॰॰ई॰॰ई
राज कपूर॰॰र्र॰॰र्र
चलेंगी अपनी फिल्में
दिल्ली और कोलकोत्ता

औपनि बाड़ी जाबे
रोशोगोल्ला खाबे

और कोयम्बटूर
येण्डा॰॰
येण्डा॰॰
येण्डा॰॰ डा डा डा डा डा॰॰आ
कोयम्बटूर
कोयम्बटूर
कोयम्ब॰॰टूर

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

हैलो

हैलो

हैलो मैडम पारो
सीनों से
दिल बाहर निकलें
जेबों से
कुछ नोटें निकलें
सीनों से
दिल बाहर निकलें
जेबों से
कुछ नोटें निकलें
ऐसा कोई झटका
अरे झटका
अरे झटका मारो
ताली मारो’
ताली मारो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया


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This is the 15000th song post in the blog.

Blog Day :

3929 Post No. : 15000

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 10
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Writeup by Atul
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This writeup marks a very special occasion for the blog. It is the 15000th writeup for the blog !

5000th and 10000th posts in the blog were major landmarks for us. The preparations, celebrations and enthusiasm for those posts were quite grand and memorable.

For instance, preparation for the 5000th post had begun in right earnest some more than 150 posts prior to the big event. The song was identified well in advance. That was a legendary song, created by rather unknown artists. So that post was meant to honour lesser known HFM artists.

When the song was identified, I thought that the lesser known music director of the song should also get appreciation. So it was planned to make this 5000th post of the blog to coincide with 100th post of the music director. That was not easy because the music director only had 20 odd of his songs in the blog at that time. So lots and lots of his compositions were covered in the blog during the run up to the 5000th post in the blog.

And that 5000th writeup was a joint collaboration of three of us viz. Raja, followed by me and then Sudhir ji. It was such a long article that a few of our regulars gave up reading the article midway. 🙂 It was over 8000 words long article (including lyrics) !

The date was 13 november 2011. It was a sunday and the post was published at 12:29 PM. It was the sixth and final song posted on that day in the blog.

I was based at Nagpur, Maharashtra, at that time. Amazingly, the journey from post number 4001 to post number 5000 took only five months and one day (153 days) at a strike rate of 6.5 songs every day !

The 10000th post in the blog should have appeared earlier that it finally did. Going by the then strike rate of one century every 16 days (give or take a few days), the 10000th post should have come up by April or may 2014. But I found myself getting busy in other matters. My guess is that my family (wife , daughter, three pets) had joined me- (I was at Bilaspur then), and so I was finding it difficult to post at the usual rate. There were several dot days after post number 9990. There were as many as six dot days. Even on the days when I posted articles, I only managed to post one or two articles in a day. So finally, I decided (and some other regulars also arrived at the same view), that the 10000th post needed to be coincided by the blog birthday which fell on 19 july 2014 .

The idea of how to celebrate the event was thought about when I and Sudhir Ji had visited AK ji (of songsofyore)in his office in Delhi. While discussing lots and lots of HFM related matters, we discussed the forthcoming 10000th post in the blog. AK ji suggested that every regular needed to write an article and a brief introduction of that regular needed to be given. We expanded the idea and decided that the introduction of the regular would be a full fledged and separate article and would precede the guest article.

The run up to the big event began on 7 july 2014. It was planned that all regular contributors would be introduced by another regular familiar with the person being introduced. That article would be followed by an article penned by the person who was introduced in the earlier article. So, we had nearly 30 regulars “formally” introduced by other regulars.

The idea was a great hit and it was well received and appreciated. Regulars introducing other regulars- it was made possible because many of us had already forged friendships with each other not only through online interactions but also through personal visits. We all got to know lots and lots of interesting details about the regulars of the blog. For instance, we came to know that our seniormost (in age) contributor was 80 plus, whereas the youngest contributor (regarded as an expert in vintage songs of 1930s and 1940s) was only 15 at the time when he first contributed his articles in the blog !

Some very interesting details were revealed about our regulars. For instance, we had someone who used to write a columm in a local newspaper when he was a school kid ! That the ladies among the regulars were all amazingly versatile. One was “thhodi padhi likhi” (means she was BSc in maths), while another had a “cosmopolically interesting” background, another with an accidental filmy parentage was a voracious reader of books, among several passions. We had someone who aspired to be a lyricist in Film industry, but finally realised that studying well and doing his own business was a better idea. 🙂 I found that the world was a small place. AKji turned out to be my senior from the same alma mater !

It also turned out that we had struck friendships with some HFM related individuals as well- for instance Ms Manju Das, Daughter of K Amarnath.

The 10000th song finally got posted one day late than was planned. It was posted on 20 july 2014 in the evening. It was a sunday. It was the eighth post of the day. Every time a post would appear, eager regulars would comment something like- “post number 9995th done, five more to go”. During those pre whatsapp days, lots of e mail messages were doing the rounds among regulars wondering when the 10000th post would appear and what song would be discussed as the 10000th song. THat song of course rewrote history. It was believed till then that the oldest HF song was from 1932. The 10000th song that was covered in the blog was a song of 1931, the very first year for Hindi movies.

The first 5000 songs in the blog took 1213 days viz three years and four months at a rate of 4.4 songs per day. Next 5000 songs took only 980 days viz two years and eight months at a rate of 5.1 songs per day. This third set of 5000 songs has taken 1735 day , about four years and nine months! A rather sedate rate of 2.9 songs per day !

Lots of things have changed between 2014 and 2019. Whatsapp was a new concept at that time and only very few savvy ones among us knew what it was. Now even the less mobile savvy among us too have smart phones and now we have a whatsapp group. People who were clueless about smartphones in 2014 are now the most active participants.

Five years have passed. One of the youngest regulars has since acquired a job as well as a spouse. Son of another regular, had once hijacked his mother’s computer when she was not looking and posted comments like-this song is not good, it is boring. 🙂 . Imagine the kid making such comments about a Rafi song, when his mom is a diehard Rafi fan. 🙂 He has grown up and he is now a medical college student.

Today, I am based in another -Pur. This post appears while I am based at Gorakhpur, UP. Like the 5000th post and 10000th post, this 15000th post too is being posted on a sunday !

There are other similarities (or near similarities) as well. When I had gone to Delhi and met Sudhir Ji and AK ji there in may 2014 and discussed plans of 10000sup celebrations, Indian Parliamentary elections were going on. Five years later, we are in the midst of Parliament elections once again.:)

There are differences as well. Six songs were covered in a day while discussing 5000th song. Eight songs were covered in a day while covering 10000th song. Today, when 15000th song is being covered, it is the only the second song of the day. So the blog is living upto its name- song a day, while earlier it used to be songs a day. 🙂

Some times, I am asked about statistics related to the blog. For instance, Sudhir Ji, while preparing a “blog ten year challenge” post noticed that as many as 12 songs were covered in one day viz. on 10 march 2009. Sudhir Ji asked me whether it was the record for the highest number of songs in a day. I did not have a readymade reply to that. Today I have. I can put it on record that the record for the blog is 13 songs in a day. This feat was achieved twice- on 25 october 2011 and on 6 september 2012. Today, when we struggle to post one or two songs in a day, I wonder how I was able to achieve such a feat ! It is not that those two days were isolated cases. Posting big number of songs in a day used to be fairly common those days. For instance, the blog had seen 12 songs in a day on six occasions, once in 2009 and 2012, and four times in 2011. Eleven posts in one day was achieved once (16 august 2012) whereas there have been 18 occasions when ten songs were posted in one day. Nine songs in a day were acjieved on 42 occasions. Eight songs in a day were covered on 133 occasions, the last such occasions being in 2016.

Now a days, we are going at such slow pace that even six songs a day, which was a routine affair in the past has become uncommon. In the year 2019, there has been only one day when six songs were covered. In contrast 2009 saw as many as 166 days when 6 songs were covered in one day.

Another statistics that I was asked recently was regarding the number of visitors in a day. It has been mentioned in an earlier article that the blog clocked 1000 plus visitors in a day for the first time on 23 january 2009. Here are these first time details

Number of visitors per day First time date in the blog (visitors that day)
1000 23 january 2009 (1145)
2000 29 august 2009 (2071)
3000 15 july 2011 (3060)
4000 15 august 2011 (4184)
5000 7 october 2011 (5379)
6000 9 october 2011 (6082)
7000 10 october 2011 (7561)
9000 12 october 2011 (9824)
10000 19 october 2011 (10630)

As one can see from above, october 2011 was a breakthrough month for the blog. From an average visit of 3000 plus visitors till then, we suddenly found the average shooting up to stratosphere. One can notice that after 7000 plus visits, we directly jumped to 9000 plus visits in a day, bypassing 8000 plus visits mark. ! As many as 10630 visitors visited on 19 october 2011, which remains a record till this date. More than 8000 visitors per day arrived at the blog on 13 days of october 2011 !

So one can notice that the blog was at its peak, number of daily posts wise as well as number of daily visitors wise during second half of 2011, and it continued till end of 2012.

By now, we have settled back to a more relaxed 3500 visits per day routine.

Now, in 2019, I really wonder how I used to be able to post so many songs in one day. I cannot say that I had too much of time at my disposal then and that I am too busy now a days. That is hardly the case. In fact it should be the other way round. Those days, I would often find myself having to go on meetings or other official works quite frequently. I can only conclude that I was highly passionate and motivated during those days. Of course I was younger and more energetic those days. 🙂

In an earlier writeup, Mr Sadanand Kamath has arrived at the right conclusion that background work has increased a great deal, now that we have amassed such a goldmine of information about HFM. I actually find myself devoting more time in such background work than in writing articles. And these data, when properly analysed often reveal hitherto unknown and unnoticed bits of information that actually may have been missed by music lovers.

To cite an example of background work, our beloved Khyati Bhatt once analysed all movies of 1960s and their songs and prepared an excel sheet. That served as a homework for Sudhir Jee. He used this excel sheet to post songs from more than one hundred movies of 1960s that were not represented in the blog till then. Then our two senior contributors, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh and Mr Sadanand Kamath have been doing the same for movies from 1930s and 1940s. Personally even I have introduced several movies from 1940s and 1950s into the blog.

As a result of these exercises, which need considerable research and background work, we are at a stage when over 4200 movies (4206 at last count) were represented in the blog. Less than 75 movies of 1960s and just over 100 movies of 1950s remain to be covered in the blog. Just over 200 movies of 1940s remain to be covered. Most of these remaining movies are rare movies and their songs are not easy to locate. So naturally this exercise takes considerable time and effort.

Another much cherished exercise, viz YIPPEE exercise has slowed down, but still we have managed to YIPPEE as many as 1167 movies (adding upto around 8000 songs) which is no mean feat.

Bit by bit, we are building up complete and accurate filmography of several artists. I often like to use these filmographies whenever these artists reach their important milestones (typically centuries of their songs in the blog).

It must be said that the blog has become an integral part of not only my life, but also for several regulars. We all have grown as a result. Speaking for myself, I know that I have grown and learnt a lot, not just about HFM, but about life in general. It has helped me become a more “mature” person. 🙂

The contents of some of these posts over the years gave me considerable satisfaction. Some of the articles that I am proud of deal with myriad subjects like transfers, road travel, pets, fellow human beings, economics, theory of music etc.

For instance, writing about a pet, that turned out to be a wolf, is an article that gave me great satisfaction. The comments on this article were equally heart warming and this appreciation meant a lot to me.

I have some other fields of interest that I may not have touched till now. 🙂

Unlike the songs to be posted as 5000th and 10000th song, I am in the dark about the 15000th song. 🙂 . Sudhir Jee has taken it upon himself to upload a rare (not yet available online) rare song for this occasion. So the song link as well as lyrics of the song, plus introduction of the song will be by him. He had wanted it to be a writeup by me, but seeing that it is he who is uploading this special song and is providing necessary details on the song and the artist, it is only fair that this writeup should be considered a joint write up, just like what was the case during 5000th and 10000th writeups.

Writeup by Sudhir
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As usual, the wait is intensely anticipatory, and the delay appears to be customary. Of course, as last time, the final moment has been hanging on account of yours truly – 🙂 . And the reason is that we have had a difficult time getting to zero in on the song we would like to place at this important milestone today.

Completing 15 centuries (and that too, without a plan) is superlative indeed. Atul ji and I have been in communication to finalize which song to present at this juncture. We checked many different options and criteria, but somehow all of them seemed to be weighing lesser in comparison to the importance of this milestone. The historic discovery that was showcased at the 10K milestone, actually set a benchmark, which is near impossible to match, even though we now have access to a lot more material at hand. But no, this song at 15K surely does not match the spectacular-ity of its 10K counterpart.

We had tried many things again this time. We tried to search for historically important unpublished songs. We tried to trace the significant wanted songs of key artists. We tried our hand at getting multiple combinations together. We had shortlisted some films and songs, which are unheard of. As in, there is no mention of these films in GK or in other similar compilations, but these films, unreleased of course, were actually under production and their songs were recorded. Some of these songs have survived and are available with collectors, albeit not in public domain as yet. That would make them rare, very rare quality. But then we also argued that just because an unreleased film is unknown in public domain, how does that add to its historical significance. So this option was also pulled down in priority. I have access to some of these songs and will bring them out shortly.

For a longest time, both Atul ji and I were in a mood of despair, as we were not able to decide on the song for this occasion. The email exchange then turned towards artists, and the idea of showcasing the creation of a significant historical figure in the Hindi film music arena started to gain strength. The idea developed was to bring into limelight, an important artist whose contributions to Hindi film music has so far gone unsung. As we thought more about it, the idea seemed to get better. We would highlight an artist whom the people have heard about, but probably not much ‘information about’ is not in circulation.

We exchanged notes about some such names, and then we agreed to bring on board, the doyen of Hindi film music directors – Ustad Jhande Khan, as the artist to highlight at this important junction.

Ustad Jhande Khan – the artist whom the other famous luminaries of Hindi film music like Naushad, Ghulam Mohammed, Anil Biswas, Begum Akhtar, Hemant Kumar, Shyam Sunder, Master Nisar – have acknowledged to be their teacher and guru. This teacher of other reputed music directors and singers is himself now a forgotten name. Very little, if any, biographical information is available with any source. As I tried to search for information, I could finally locate only two bio sketches – a filmographic detail available in ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’ by Pankaj Raag, and a brief biography compiled by our friend Javed Hamid, as a chapter in his book on Hindi film music directors – ‘Hindi Filmon Ke Sadabahaar Sangeetkar’. As per Javed Bhai, he was able to procure an article in Urdu on this artist, from a friend in Pakistan. The article appeared in a certain film magazine there, many decades ago.

Not much is known about Ustad Sb’s family background and his early years. He was born in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan). The circumstances by which he came to Bombay are not known. But it is known that he came to Bombay at a young age. He was already exposed to classical music and was adept at playing many instruments like saarangi and harmonium. In Bombay, he learnt more and polished his skills at the feet of masters like Ustad Chhajju Khan, Naazir Khan and Khadim Hussain Khan Sahib.

His first foray into creating music was theatre. He was associated with Agha Hashr Kashmiri for a long time. In days prior to talkie films, theatre was a popular and a powerful medium. The major theatre establishments would employ full time music directors and musicians for creating and performing music for stage dramas. That music has been such an important ingredient of the life and culture of this subcontinent, can be gauged from this fact that the popular theatre movements across the nation mostly depended on musicals and song enriched dramas. Ustad Sb was associated with Jubilee Theatre, Alfred Theatre and Parsi Alfred Theatre. It was a time when the dialogues and songs of stage dramas were released on gramophone records. Quite a few such record sets are still available with collectors. Special mention to be made of the stage drama ‘Mahabharat’. The dialogue and song record set of this drama became very popular. The music was composed by Ustad Sb. Then, in the famous stage play ‘Dilfarosh’, a song composed by Ustad Sb – “Dil e Nadaan Ko Hum Samjhaaye Jaayenge” became very popular with the theatre going public. And here, we are not yet in the era of talkie films.

With the advent of talkies, Ustad Sb made a natural transition to films and film music. He joined Ranjeet Studios, and became their premier music director. The 1931 film ‘Devi Devyani’ was the first film for which Ustad Sb composed 17 songs. In 1932, Ranjeet produced a very successful comedy film ‘Chaar Chakram’, starring E Billimoria, Ishwar Lal, Keki Adajania, Miss Shanta, Miss Kamla and the comedy team of Ghori and Dixit. Ustad Sb composed 7 songs for this film, which all became very popular.

Ustad Sb composed music for about fourteen films for Ranjeet Studios between 1931 and 1936. In 1935, he also started working independently for other production houses like Ajanta Cinetone, Daryani Productions, Amrit Films etc. His complete body of work would be less than 25 films. Sadly, majority of his creations are lost or are untraceable at present.

His most famous and popular film is considered to be Kedar Sharma’s ‘Chitralekha’ from 1941. Based on the novel by Bhagwati Charan Verma, the film has 10 songs. The song “Tum Jaao Bade Bhagwan Baney, Insan Bano To Jaanen” became very popular in its time. When Kedar Sharma recreated this film in 1964, this song served as the inspiration for the popular Lata song “Sansaar Se Bhaage Phirte Ho Bhagwaan Ko Tum Kyaa Paaoge”. A very interesting small anecdote about the music of this 1941 film. after completing the composition of all the songs, one day in the morning, Ustad Sb went to see his friend ZA Bukhari, who was a director at All India Radio, Bombay at that time. Excited and nervous like a small child, he conveyed to his friend – that a peculiar thing has inadvertently happened, and that he has not done it on purpose, and did not realize that it was so. His friend inquired as to what has happened. Ustad Sb sheepishly confessed that all the songs of the film have gotten composed in a single Raag; and requested ZA Bukhari to accompany him to the studio. Together they came to the studio and Ustad Sb played the different songs for his friend. It was a wonder that all the songs had become amenable to composition in Raag Bhairavi.

Ustad Sb continued to work into the mid 1940s. In 1943 came the film ‘Shahenshah Akbar’ for which he had composed 14 songs. In the same period he also composed 12 songs for a film titled ‘Jeevan Ka Saaz’. Unfortunately this latter film remained incomplete.

When the partition of India occurred in 1947, Ustad Sb made a choice to migrate to Pakistan, against the advise of his colleagues and friends in the industry. He went back and settled down in his home town – Gujranwala. He would travel often to Lahore to meet the industry people and friends. He also tried to get associated with the radio service in Pakistan, but that did not work out too well. Not a very long time after his migration, he passed away in Gujranwala, on 7th January, 1952.

Ustad Sb was a very reserved personality, so much so that he avoided even being photographed in company of his friends and co-workers. No images of this person have survived, except one photograph that I am able to acquire with the help from my friend, Javed Hamid. This is the photo that I have used in creating the online video file for this song.

Now, coming to this song. This song has two very peculiar and interesting characteristics. Based so far on the information that I have, this song is written by, and composed by and sung by Ustad Jhande Khan himself. Geet Kosh does not have the singer information. I got the name of the singer from another dear friend, Shri KL Pandey, who has done the monumental work of analyzing the classical raag basis of Hindi film songs. However, there is a little doubt, and another name has also been suggested by my other friend who provided me with the mp3 file of this song. I am awaiting confirmation from two other sources. Meanwhile, in this post I am using the singer name as suggested by KL Pandey ji. If there is a different update confirmed, I will inform the readers and make amends to this post.

Update 22Apr2019: Yes, we do have amendments as far as singer name is concerned. I have inputs from three different collectors. All have informed that the name of the singer is Krishna Rao Chonkar. Now this singer is supposed to have sung other songs in this film also. I specifically asked, and was informed that the name of the singer is not no the gramophone record. So the information is from a different source. That three people concur on this can also mean that all of them are possibly referring to the same source.

The second very interesting thing about this song is also informed by Shri KL Pandey. Of the 17,000+ Hindi film songs that he has analyzed, he has discovered only two songs which are based on Raag Deepak. Raag Deepak is a classical composition that is considered very difficult to render. The interesting thing that Pandey ji has shared is that the so called ‘deepak‘ songs in the the films ‘Tansen’ (1943) – “Diya Jalaao Jagmag Jagmag“, and ‘Sangeet Samrat Tansen’ (1962) – “Deepak Jalaao Jyoti Jagaao“, both these songs are NOT based on Raag Deepak, but are based on Raag Bhoopali.

Update 22Apr2019: The second Hindi film song based on Deepak Raag is “Deepak Kathan Karat. . .” from the film ‘Gaj Gaamini’ from 2000. The song is written by Maya Govind,  music composition is Bhupen Hazaarika, and the singer is Shankar Mahadevan.

So this song being presented today is one of the only two songs so far discovered, which are based on pure Raag Deepak. Listening to this song I am sure you will be able to appreciate the level of difficulty in the rendering of this creation.

And well, yes, Congratulations are due to all, for making to this momentous milestone. I will be following up with another post sharing more about that.

Happy listening and happy journey to all readers and friends on this blog. 🙂

[Ed Note: There a some words that have not been correctly deciphered in the singing. I request other readers and friends to suggest updates to the lyrics. And yes, also to the extended sargam, where I may have made an error in recording it correctly.]

 

Song – Deepak Jo Gaaye So Paaye Gyaan Dhyaan (Shahenshah Akbar) (1943) Singer – Ustad Jhande Khan Krishna Rao Chonkar, Lyrics – Ustad Jhande Khan, MD – Ustad Jhande Khan

Lyrics

deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

sa ga ma pa dha ni sa
sa pa dha pa ga re sa

sa ga pa ma ga ma dha pa
dha pa ma ga ma pa sa
dha pa ma ga ma pa sa
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

jaanat hain re sagre log
deepak hai raag ?? ka
jaanat hain re sagre log
deepak hai raag ?? ka
deepak na gaaye sab duniya naa
ye kaam nahin
hai sab ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

anginati ko ginati jaan
ginati
aa ginati maane na bhed bhaav
bhed na jaane
agyaan bhajta
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

jaane ?? anjaane ??
vaani ?? vaa se paaye
bhed aarohan avrohan deepak ka
jaane ?? anjaane ??
vaani ?? vaa se paaye
bhed aarohan avrohan deepak ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

sa sa sa ni re sa
sa ga sa ga ma pa dha ma pa dha
ma pa ga ma pa dha
sa dha re ni sa
sa dha dha ga re sa
pa dha pa ga ma pa
ga ma pa sa
dha pa ma ma ga ga sa ma dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga
dha ma pa ga re
sa ga ga ma ga re sa dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga ma ma ga re sa
sa ga ma pa dha
sa ga ga ma ga re sa dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga ma ma ga re sa
sa ga ma pa dha
pa pa pa pa ma ma ga ga
dha ma pa ma ga
dha ma pa pa
sa pa pa
dha ma ma
ma ga ga
ga re sa
sa pa pa
dha ma ma
ma ga ga
ga re sa

sa ga ma pa
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed . . .
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
deepak jo gaaye
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
deep. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

स ग म प ध नि स
स प ध प ग रे स

स ग प न ग म ध प
ध प म ग म प स
ध प म ग म प स
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

जानत हैं रे सगरे लोक
दीपक है राग ?? का
जानत हैं रे सगरे लोक
दीपक है राग ?? का
दीपक न गाये सब दुनिया ना
ये काम नहीं
है सब का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

अनगिनत को गिनती(??) जान
गिनती(??)
आ गिनती माने ना भेद भाव
भेद ना जाने
अज्ञान भजता
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

जाने ?? अंजाने ??
वाणी ?? वा से पाये
भेद आरोहण अवरोहण दीपक का
जाने ?? अंजाने ??
वाणी ?? वा से पाये
भेद आरोहण अवरोहण दीपक का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

स स स नि रे स
स ग स ग म प ध म प ध
म प ग म प ध
स ध रे नि स
प ध प ग म प
ग म प स
ध प म म ग ग स म ध प
ध प म ग ग
ध म प ग रे
स ग ग म ग रे स ध प
ध प म ग ग म म ग रे स
स ग म प ध
स ग ग म ग रे स ध प
ध प म ग ग म म ग रे स
स ग म प ध
प प प प म म ग ग
ध म प म ग
ध म प प
स प प
ध म म
म ग ग
ग रे स
स प प
ध म म
म ग ग
ग रे स

स ग म प
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद॰ ॰ ॰
भेद सुरन का पाये
दीपक गाये
भेद सुरन का पाये
दीपक गाये
दीप॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3921 Post No. : 14986

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 28
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Looking at 13th April of ten years ago, the post score card was six songs.

Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi Aawaara 1951
Teri Duniya Me Jeene Se To Behtar Hai Ke Mar Jaayen House No 44 1955
Tu Kahan Ye Bataa Is Nasheeli Raat Mein Tere Ghar Ke Saamne 1963
Iktara Bole Yaadgaar 1970
O Neele Parbaton Ki Dhaara Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969
Prem Kahaani Me Ik Ladka Hota Hai Prem Kahaani 1975

Two of the six films represented that day had made their debut – ‘House No. 44’ (1955) and ‘Yaadgaar’ (1970). Of the six films, five are already yippeee’d over the past 10 years. The one film that still awaits all its songs to be posted is ‘Yaadgaar’. Today, we bring to fore the fourth third song of this film, from a total of six songs listed.

Manoj Kumar, having started his career in 1958 with films like ‘Panchaayat’ and ‘Sahaara’, turned a writer and a producer less than a decade later. His first venture was ‘Shaheed’ in released 1965. The film was directed by S Ram Sharma under the banner of KPK Movies, Bombay. Then in 1967, under the new banner of Vishal International, he produced and directed ‘Upkar’. Coming close on the heels of the 1965 conflict with Pakistan, and the sudden demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Jan 1966, this film rode a wave of popularity on the sentiments of nationalism and social integration, and became one of the major blockbusters of the 1960s. The film also established the image and tag name of Mr. Bharat for him.

In 1970, he followed it up with ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, again from his own banner of Vishal International, another film that is on the same theme of nationalism and Indian culture, further strengthening that image. The fact that the title role he played in these two films has the name ‘Bharat’ helped a lot, of course.

In 1970 came another film that followed in the footsteps of his earlier creations, with the similar socially relevant theme of nationalism and Indian culture. Although not from the banner of Vishal International (the production house was Kunal Chitra, Bombay), the film was directed by S Ram Sharma, an old friend who had also directed ‘Shaheed’ of 1965. As with ‘Shaheed’, the story and screenplay is written by Manoj Kumar himself.

The cast of actors for this film is listed as Nutan, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal, Mehmood (Junior), Madan Puri, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Lalita Chatterjee, Asit Sen, Lakshmichaya, Shammi, Manmohan, Paulson, Jayshree, Kuljeet, Renu, Raj Kishore, Harbans Pape, Kirti Behal, Manohar, Naidu, Beerbal, Hansraj, Shrinath, Mohan Jerry, Dubey, Sabeena, Manohar Gosvai, Kesho Rana, Brahm Bhardwaj, Sobati, Aleeja, Genius, Darshan M, Ravikant, Chandra, Mohan Chhotu, Narbada Shankar, and Ramlal etc. One cannot help but notice a set of names that had had become regular in the cast of actors in his films – Kamini Kaushal, Pran, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra, Asit Sen, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Manmohan, Shammi etc.

The theme song of this film is “Iktaara Bole, Sun Sun Kya Kahe Ye Tumse”. The song was a major hit in its time, as the film tried to address the malaise of degradation of social values in the Indian society. The song touches upon a series of topics like population, corruption in routine life, fashion, cold war and deteriorating relations between nations, political leaders, religious dogmas etc. The theme runs in parallel to the romantic love interest between Manoj Kumar and Nutan, touching also upon the class/caste conflict in the society.

This song carries forward this message of class/caste conflict and the desire for social equality. The scenario relates to the class conflict in religion. A number of people are waiting outside a temple, to enter and to worship theie God. But the pujari (priest) at the temple, temporarily halts the entry of devotees into the temple, as the chief patron of the temple is expected shortly. Rana Shamsher Singh (role played by Tiwari) is the rich man who has provided the funding for the temple, and so the temple is known by his name – Rana Mandir. As other devotees wait to enter the temple, a war of words breaks out between Bhanu (name of the role played by Manoj Kumar, thankfully not Bharat, as in ‘Upkar’ and ‘Purab Aur Paschim’) and Rana, which turns into this song that tells about God and his relationship to His devotees. The words tell that God is not necessarily housed in the temple, and that He also manifests Himself in many other locations and endeavors that also involve the poor and the downtrodden of the society.

The words of this song are from the pen of Indeewar, who also wrote the iconic “Kasme Waade Pyaar Wafa Sab. . .” for Manoj Kumar’s ‘Upkar’. The music is by Kalyanji Anandji. This music director duo was the regular MDs for Manoj Kumar’s films – ‘Upkar’, ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ and ‘Yaadgar’. But come 1972, Manoj Kumar switched to Laxmikant Pyaarelal with his next venture ‘Shor’.

The singing voice is of Mahendra Kapoor, the playback singer that Manoj Kumar preferred for himself. Listen to this typical ‘Bharat’ message that helped further strengthen the image of Mr Bharat.

Song – Wo Khet Mein Milega, Khalihaan Mein Milega  (Yaadgaar) (1970) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus
Tiwari

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)

aaye jahaan bhagwaan se pehle
kisi dhanwaan ka naam
us mandir ke dwaar khade khud
royen krishna aur raam

dhanwaan ko pehle miley
bhagwaan ke darshan
darshan ko tarastaa rahey
jo bhakt ho nirdhan
ye dakshina ki reet
ye pandon ke chhalaawe
dukaan mein biktey huye
mandir ke chadhaawe
aise hi agar
aise hi agar dharm ka vyaapar
chalega
bhagwaan ka duniya mein
koi naam na legaa
aisi jageh pe jaa ke tu kuchh bhi na paayega
bhagwaan aisa mandir khud chhod jaayegaa
chhod jaayega
chhod jaayega

bhagwaan raana mandir mein nahin
to aur kahaan milegaa

wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande..ae
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milegaa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa

dhanwaan jo hai jhoothha..aa
ho ho o o 
shaitaan ke baraabar
aa aa aa aa
nirdhan agar hai sachchaa
bhagwaan ke baraabar
wo dhong mein nahin hai
imaan mein milegaa..aa
wo khet mein milegaa

ganga se bhi hai paawan
ho ho o o 
mazdoor ka paseena
aa aa aa aa
paani na koi samjhe
anmol ye nagina
aise hi paseenon ke nirmaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein milegaa

geeta sunaa rahaa hai..ae
aawaaz mein kalon ki..ee
taqdeer likh rahaa hai
nokon se wo halon ki..ee
mazdoor mein milegaa aa
wo kisaan mein ae milegaa aa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega..aa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega

bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)
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आये जहां भगवान से पहले
किसी धनवान का नाम
उस मंदिर के द्वार खड़े खुद
रोयें कृष्ण और राम

धनवान को पहले मिले
भगवान् के दर्शन
दर्शन को तरसता रहे
जो भक्त हो निर्धन
ये दक्षिणा कि रीत
ये पंडों के छलावे
दूकान में बिकते हुए
मंदिर के चढ़ावे
ऐसे ही अगर॰॰र
ऐसे ही अगर धर्म का व्यापार चलेगा
भगवान् का दुनिया में
कोई नाम ना लेगा
ऐसी जगह पे जाके तू कुछ भी न पायेगा
भगवान् ऐसा मंदिर खुद छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा

(भगवान् राणा मंदिर में नहीं
तो और कहाँ मिलेगा)

वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में ए मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे॰॰ए
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

धनवान जो है झूठा॰॰आ
हो हो ओ ओ
शैतान के बराबर
आ आ आ आ
निर्धन अगर है सच्चा
भगवान् के बराबर
वो ढोंग में नहीं है
ईमान में मिलेगा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गंगा से भी है पावन
हो हो ओ ओ
मजदूर का पसीना
आ आ आ आ
पानी न कोई समझे
अनमोल ये नगीना
ऐसे ही पसीनों के निर्माण में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गीता सुना रहा है॰॰ए
आवाज़ में कलों कि॰॰ई
तकदीर लिख रहा है
नोकों से वो हलों की॰॰ई
मजदूर में मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो किसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ     
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा


भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा

 


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 :

3915 Post No. : 14978 Movie Count :

4094

Missing Films of 1960s – 105
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Slowly moving towards closure, we now have less than 10 more films to go for this series, for which songs are available. Then there is a whole batch of about 80 films from this decade, which seem to have disappeared without a trace (so far). I will give the statistics and other details when we come down to the closing post.

The film I present today is ‘Mujhe Seene Se Laga Lo’ from 1969. As the name suggests, this film is most probably about a child seeking acknowledgement and love from one (or both) parents. My surmise is based on checking out the list of songs for this film. Geet Kosh lists 6 songs for this film, and four of these songs are very clearly child related songs – one is a lullaby, then one is a duet with a female voice and a child’s voice, the third is a child’s entreaty requesting for parent’s love, and the fourth is a duet, about a mother searching for a lost child. And incidentally, another film comes to mind – a similar sounding name ‘Aa Galey Lag Jaa’ (1973), which is also a film about a child seeking his father – a very famous and popular song – “Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi“.

The other two songs are non-child related. One is a sad/philosophical song in male voice – about departing with a load of sorrows. And the sixth song, which is the song presented today, is a song in female voice – a drunkard song that could well be a club or a bar dance song, or a song of enticement / seduction. Since the video clips are not available, I request our knowledgeable readers who may have seen this film, to please add more information about the song and the film.

The film is produced under the banner of Hari Darshan Chitra, Bombay and is directed by Dutta Dharmadhikari. The cast of actors as per Geet Kosh listings is Bunty, Kumar Sen, Meena Rai, Paresh Kumar, Dharmesh, Akhil Kumar, Ved Bhushan, Santosh Virdi, Gopal Dutt, KS Pawar, Vinod Verma, Ang Pal, Uma Khosla, Gold Flake, Tuntun, and Sarita. You will notice that the list is topped by a child actor – Bunty, supporting the surmise about this being a child centric film. An interesting side note here – the name Bunty rang a faint bell and I checked. My hunch turned out to be correct. Bunty is the same child artist who starred in Chetan Anand’s ‘Aakhri Khat’ (1966) – another film about an infant child lost in a big city, searching for its parents

The six songs in this film are shared amongst three songwriters – Prem Dhawan, Qamar Jalaalabaadi and Mahendra Dehlvi. The song we present today is from the pen of Qamar Jalaalabaadi. Music is by Hansraj Behl.

The singing voice is of Asha Bhosle. As with many other such songs, her rendition is superb – a lady who is so much in stupor, is requesting that the glass of wine be taken from hands, as she may not be able to hold it. One of the best songs in the female drunkard category – my opinion. 🙂

Lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakash ji.

Song – Makhmoor Nigaahon Mein Teri Doob Gaye Hum  (Mujhe Seene Se Laga Lo) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Hansraj Behl

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

makhmoor nigaahon mein teri
doob gaye hum
saagar ko zara haath se lena
ke chale hum
makhmoor nigaahon mein teri
doob gaye hum

hum ko bana ke sharaabi
chhoti suraahi mein gulaabi
hum ko bana ke sharaabi
chhoti suraahi mein gulaabi
parde mein hain
dulhan kai
parde mein hain
dulhan kai
aao milaayen tujhe hum
saagar ko zara haath se lena
ke chale hum
saagar ko zara haath se lena
ke chale hum

gir na jaaun ladkhadaa ke
dena sahaara aage aa ke
gir na jaaun ladkhadaa ke
dena sahaara aage aa ke
jaao na door
mere huzoor
jaao na door
mere huzoor
behke mere qadam
saagar ko zara haath se lena
ke chale hum
haaye
saagar ko zara haath se lena
ke chale hum

aankhon se tujhko pila doon
saagar ke saagar chhalka doon
aankhon se tujhko pila doon
saagar ke saagar chhalka doon
kuchh tum badho
kuchh hum badhen
kuchh tum badho
kuchh hum badhen
bhool jaayen saare gham
saagar ko zara haath se lena
ke chale hum
haaye
makhmoor nigaahon mein teri
doob gaye hum

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मख़मूर निगाहों में तेरी
डूब गए हम
सागर को ज़रा हाथ से लेना
के चले हम
मख़मूर निगाहों में तेरी
डूब गए हम

हमको बना के शराबी
छोटी सुराही में गुलाबी
हमको बना के शराबी
छोटी सुराही में गुलाबी
पर्दे में हैं
दुल्हन कई
पर्दे में हैं
दुल्हन कई
आओ मिलाएँ तुझे हम
सागर को ज़रा हाथ से लेना
के चले हम
सागर को ज़रा हाथ से लेना
के चले हम

गिर ना जाऊँ लड़खड़ा के
देना सहारा आगे आ के
गिर ना जाऊँ लड़खड़ा के
देना सहारा आगे आ के
जाओ ना दूर
मेरे हुज़ूर
जाओ ना दूर
मेरे हुज़ूर
बहके मेरे कदम
सागर को ज़रा हाथ से लेना
के चले हम
हाए
सागर को ज़रा हाथ से लेना
के चले हम

आँखों से तुझको पिला दूँ
सागर के सागर छलका दूँ
आँखों से तुझको पिला दूँ
सागर के सागर छलका दूँ
कुछ तुम बढ़ो
कुछ हम बढ़ें
कुछ तुम बढ़ो
कुछ हम बढ़ें
भूल जाएँ सारे ग़म
सागर को ज़रा हाथ से लेना
के चले हम
हाए
मख़मूर निगाहों में तेरी
डूब गए हम


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 :

3914 Post No. : 14975 Movie Count :

4093

Missing Films of 1960s – 104
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Yesterday, unbeknownst to myself, I crossed a personal milestone on the blog. I posted my 1300th article, and song. 🙂 The past few weeks, well, months – have been very slow as far as my activity on the blog is concerned. My last century milestone was – believe you me – full eleven months ago. I had crossed the the 1200th mark in May last year. And now it is April. The activity being so low, it did not even come to mind to check and see what my score was. And so, unmindful of it, I reached the 1300th post, and just posted the song.

Imagine my surprise when I saw a prompt message from Avinash ji, congratulating me for the milestone. I scrambled to check on the blog and my excel database. Yes, Avinash ji was right on the dot, and I had missed it. . . wo. . . So this discovery was followed by a brief exchange with Atul ji. We inserted the customary sentence in the banner of the post, announcing the milestone. I told Atul ji how I had missed it myself. His response came back – that yes, he was aware, and was waiting for a special post for the occasion. 😀 😀 And I am like – ye lo, aur phans gaye!!! Here I am, saving the grey cells and the idea energy for the 15K celebration post, and now I have to do one more special just before. Goodness. So I am going to give it a try, do not know what is going to be the outcome.  🙂

Generally, when I run out of ideas, then the easiest starting point I have found is to start dabbling in numbers. (I think Atul ji also does the same. . . 🙂 ). So here goes. Counting this post, our total tally on this blog is 14975. Of these, only 3948 are posts that are guest posts. This computes to ~ 26.4% of the total. The implication here is significant and evident. The remaining 73.6% is the handiwork of our fearless leader – a whopping eleven thousand twenty seven posts have been done by Atul ji. If I extend this analysis to the next logical step – we are at 3914th day of blog’s continued activity. Simple calculation shows that Atul ji has been posting on an average of 3.8 (well, nearly 4) posts on a daily basis, for the past 10 years, 8 months and 19 days – WITHOUT A BREAK. Compare that to the guest posting activity. Normalizing that over the entire stretch of 3914 days, the average guest post over this entire period is 1 (ONE) per day.

I will extrapolate that now, even one step further. Till date, 31 guest posters have been accounted for on our blog, with no. of individual posts ranging from 1 to 1300. Ah yes, I could get into a lot of statistics here trying to compute the normal deviation, the standard deviation, the medians and the percentiles. But I will not bore you with that grand analysis. I present another perspective to this division of effort across the team, which is abundantly spectacular, to say the least. Atul ji has been producing 4 times more posts single handedly in comparison to this platoon of 31 guest posters, ON A DAILY BASIS. Now what do you have to say to that? 🙂 And if you ask me what I have to say to that – this is what I have to say to that – if ever I get into a kabaddi tournament, I will simply desert the game, if Atul ji is in the opposing team. 😀 😀

We all put together are Lilliputians to Atul ji’s Lemuel Gulliver. I have exhausted my entire stock of headgear to doff at this fantastic accomplishment – a prolificacy unparalleled anywhere in the digital domains.

And so, after this analysis, अब मैं क्या कहूँ अपने तेरह सौ के बारे में। 😀 😀 Just this – अगर कबड्डी खेलेंगे तो अतुल जी, मैं आपकी टीम में ही रहूँगा। 😀 😀

But of course, the joy of the journey is massive, and continues undiminished. क्या क्या तो गाने मिल रहे हैं!! और क्या क्या पता चल रहा है कितने ही गुमनाम कलाकारों के बारे में!!

This journey is laden with discoveries so abundant – one is running out of nerve cell memories to keep all this information bounded within. The known and the famous aside, and the well heard and popular aside – the joy of discovering discovering jewels of the diamond quality; and if gold it is 24 carats pure, and if silver – well it is सौ फीसदी टंच (100% pure). Whatever measure you want to throw at it, this travelogue of the discovery of musical gems is the means and the end in itself, a blessed reward unto itself.

Take this song today. The film is ‘Beqasoor’ from 1969. And the mind wants to say – “अब क्या मिसाल दूँ मैं तुम्हारे शबाब की”. I heard this song for the first time today. As I was browsing through the list of remaining films of 1960s, I picked on this film. In the process to locate the songs of this film, I was able to track down two of them online – both Rafi Sb duets, one with Lata Mangeshkar and one with Suman Kalyanpur. Checking the Geet Kosh, I find four songs listed for this film. The remaining two are Asha Bhosle solos, and as far as I could try and track, I am not able to locate these Asha solo numbers anywhere online. So, delving back into my collection, I am immediately able to locate these songs. I play the first one, and immediate reaction is – this song comes online today.

A lilting racy rhythm, a very catchy arrangement of the instruments, and a very appealing construction – quite the handiwork of Dattaram. Words are from the pen of Farooq Qaiser. And the rendering by Asha ji, simply superb. Even in the absence of the video clip, it is easy to surmise that this would be a song of Helen type. As I check out the cast list for this film, I do not find Helen in it, but another name would possibly do justice to this type of a song. The list of actors is given as Dara Singh, Sanjana, Maruti, Ulhas, Shaam Kumar, Ratnamala, Dhanraj, V Gopal, Habeeb, Sadhana Khote, Dilip Dutt, Meenakshi, and Madhumati. Possibilities are more than one. But I would not hazard a guess. I would request the circle of readers and friends – if anyone has seen this film, please add more information about this song and the film itself.

Wonderfully superb discovery. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Naam Gulaabi Hai Mera  (Beqasoor) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Farooq Qaiser, MD – Dattaram
Chorus

Lyrics

naam gulaabi hai mera
pyaar sharaabi hai mera
naam gulaabi hai mera
o ho pyaar sharaabi hai mera
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna. . .
(pu pudit eh he)
(eh he pu pudit)
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna
(pu pudit)
ho
(eh he pu pudit)
ho
ho
ho naam gulaabi hai mera

la ra la la la laaa
(aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa)
ra la la la laaa
(aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa)
la la la la laaa
la la lalalalal laaa

aai hoon
aa haaaaaa
hhaa door se
aa haaaaaa
haa meri jaan saj ke
dekh le
aa haaaaaa
hhaa jaayega
aa haaaaaa
aaj kaun bach ke
tera dil kho jaaye
hey
mera tu ho jaaye
hey
tera dil kho jaaye
hey
mera tu ho jaaye
oo ho ho ho
ho..oo ho ho..oo..oo
naam gulaabi hai mera
pyaar sharaabi hai mera
o naam gulaabi hai mera
hoy pyaar sharaabi hai mera
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna. . .
(pu pudit)
(eh he pu pudit)
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna
(pu pudit)
ho
(eh he pu pudit)
ho
ho
ho naam gulaabi hai mera

ye nazar
aa haaaaaa
aa ha ye samaa
aa haaaaaa
aa ha keh raha jee le
pyaar ki
aa haaaaaa
aa ha pyaas hai
aa haaaaaa
mere saath pee le
na peena pyaalon se
hey
pilaaun aankhon se
hey
na peena pyaalon se
hey
pilaaun aankhon se
oo ho ho ho
ho..oo ho ho..oo..oo
naam gulaabi hai mera
pyaar sharaabi hai mera
naam gulaabi hai mera
o ho pyaar sharaabi hai mera
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna. . .
(pu pudit)
ho
(eh he pu pudit)
ho
ho naam gulaabi hai mera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————-

नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
प्यार शराबी है मेरा
नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
ओ प्यार शराबी है मेरा
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना॰ ॰ ॰
(पू पुडीट एह हे)
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना
(पू पुडीट)
हो
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
हो
हो
हो नाम गुलाबी है मेरा

ला रा ला ला ला ला॰॰आ
(आsssssss आsssssssss)
रा ला ला ला ला॰॰आ
(आsssssss आsssssssss)
ला ला ला ला ला॰॰आ
ला ला लालालालाल॰॰ला

आई हूँ
आ हा॰॰आ
हहा दूर से
आ हा॰॰आ
हाँ मेरी जान साज के
देख ले
आ हा॰॰आ
हहा जाएगा
आ हा॰॰आ
आज कौन बच के
तेरा दिल खो जाये
हे
मेरा तू हो जाये
हे
तेरा दिल खो जाये
हे
मेरा तू हो जाये
ओ हो हो हो
हो॰॰ओ हो हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
प्यार शराबी है मेरा
ओ नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
होय प्यार शराबी है मेरा
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना॰ ॰ ॰
(पू पुडीट)
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना
(पू पुडीट)
हो
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
हो
हो
हो नाम गुलाबी है मेरा

ये नज़र
आ हा॰॰आ
आ हा ये समां
आ हा॰॰आ
आ हा कह रहा है जी ले
प्यार की
आ हा॰॰आ
आ हा प्यास है
आ हा॰॰आ
मेरे साथ पी ले
ना पीना प्यालों से
हे
पिलाऊँ आँखों से
हे
ना पीना प्यालों से
हे
पिलाऊँ आँखों से
ओ हो हो हो
हो॰॰ओ हो हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
प्यार शराबी है मेरा
नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
ओ हो प्यार शराबी है मेरा
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना॰ ॰ ॰
(पू पुडीट)
हो
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
हो
हो नाम गुलाबी है मेरा


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