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

de de
de de
allah ke naam pe de de
ek time machine ka sawaal hai baba

I need a time machine. Ah yes, you will all also say the same; exactly, we all need a time machine. I want to go back into the previous century, and view all these movies that create so much mystery and intrigue. Every film that I am not able to find anything about, makes me want to invent a time machine, and fly back into the past and watch the films, and then come back and write a more informed article about it.

Par kya karen, science has made a lot of promises, tried to explain a lot of things, but has not been successful in communicating with the past. Oh how I wish it were possible. There are ten thousand reasons that I want this wish to be fulfilled, and majority of them are the old cinema that I just crave to be able to lay my eyes on. And this lacuna is only increasing by the day.

Here we are Yippeeing films regularly, and here I am, lost and thinking – here is a film I am writing the post for its final song to be posted. And we have absolutely no inkling what this film contained, how did the storyline progress, how did the songs fit into the screenplay, how did the actors perform on screen, etc. Most such films are financially not successful and hence they are lost without anyone wanting to take care of them.

Ah yes, these are the “lost children” of the industry, whom no one cared for. These creatures were ‘conceived’, then ‘developed’ and ‘produced’ putting together many methods, and then they were finally ‘delivered’. But for some reason these ‘children’ were not accepted by the society. Mind you, nothing illegitimate about them. Just that many people, not many enough people took a liking for them. And so the very parents who had conceived and developed and delivered them, now chose to discard them on the trash heap. And no one bothered. No one paused to consider – these are legitimate creations, they have a certain content and a certain beauty, and more importantly, each one has a story to tell. And beyond that, even more important, each such offspring knew some very beautifully crafted poems and songs, that were probably sung to either empty halls or to un-appreciative audiences. Nobody, or let me say, not enough people paid up to watch these toddlers sing. Some of them; nay most of them had some very wonderful, some very touching, some very exciting melodies to share. But they were shunned, by the very people for whom they created this music. And the worst is, even their ‘parents’ stopped caring for them. Even they shunned them, and simply let them go.

So many of these new born babes were lost, some thrown in the garbage dumps, some even put to fire by greedy men who just wanted to take the silver thread from the adornment and ornamentation stitched into the clothes of these innocent, blameless and helpless children, uncared for by their own creators, who let them out without any support, to be lost in the vagaries of a cruel world, of a cruel and greedy industry.

As I write the Yippeee post for this film today, I have gone back and listened to all the five songs that came before this one. And goodness, what a lovely set of creations these songs are –

Chali Chali Matwaali Hawaa”, such delightful melodious three some shared by Lata, Usha and Sudha.

Jaadoo Bhari Ye Chaandni”, such a magical number, making you feel the moonlight in the words, materializing the ‘pyaar ka samaa’ right in front of the eyes

Qadam Qadam Pe Bahaaren Lutaataa”, such a soft and romantic setup created so beautifully by Rafi Sb and Lata ji

Kuchh Meri Nazar Madhosh Hai”, another such soft romantic contemplation by Lata ji, ‘madhosh’ and ‘mastaani’ nazar, kya kehne

and “O Goriye O Poriye O Chhoriye”, such an unbelievable foot tapping number by Manna Da and Geeta Dutt, it takes all the persuasion to confirm that it IS Chitragupt and not Jimmy or Sardool Kwatra.

On listening to these wonderful gems, one just can’t help thinking of the film itself, and the people who created these delightful melodies. We are searching for more information, and yes, hoping against hope to trace the visuals. And then, when such pursuits all fail, then one realizes the utility of a time machine. Oh how I wish. . .

This movie is a Neolite films production. It was produced by Ram Kamalani, Balwant Bhatt and directed by Nanabhai Mistry. The movie had Suresh, Shakeela, David, Nalini Chonkar, Purnima, Shammi, Bhagwan, Pran, Sudesh Kumar, Nana Palsikar, Kumar, Jamal, Hari Shivdasani, Hameed, Majnu, Genius, Raja Amrohi, Brahmadutt, Fazloo, Arvind Pandya, Douglas etc in it.

This song is sung by Lata ji. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

A delightful semi classical construction. Quite a wonder that the same music director has composed this aria, the foot tapper “O Goriye, O Poriye. . .” and the soft romantic “Qadam Qadam Pe Bahaaren Lutaata”, all of them together in this film. Chitragupt at his most versatile best.

With this song, the film ‘Madam XYZ’ now joins the ranks of the films with all their songs represented on our blog.

Yippeee. . .

Song – Maane Na Maane Na Manmohan (Madam XYZ) (1959) Singers – Lata Mangehskar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

maane na maane na
manmohan
maane na maane na
manmohan
murali bajaaye
jiya tadpaaye
murali bajaaye
jiya tadpaaye
murali bajaaye
jiya tadpaaye
maane na maane na
manmohan
maane na maane na
manmohan

aaa aaa aaaaaaaa
jamuna kina..aa..are
jab wo puka..aa..are
jamuna kina..aa..are
jab wo puka..aa..are
daudi daudi aaun
raha nahin jaaye
maane na maane na
manmohan
maane na maane na. . .
maane na maane na. . .
maane na maane na . . .

ga ma re sa
re ma ni ni pa ma
pa ni sa re sa
bainyaan maro..o..ode
anchra na chhode
bainyaan maro..o..ode
anchra na chhode
ro ro main haari
jiya ghabraaye
maane na maane na
manmohan
maane na maane na..aa..aa

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

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaaaa
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaa
maane na maane
na
maane na maane
na
maane na maane na..aa..aa..aaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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माने ना माने ना
मनमोहन
माने ना माने ना
मनमोहन
मुरली बजाए
जिया तड़पाये
मुरली बजाए
जिया तड़पाये
मुरली बजाए
जिया तड़पाये
माने ना माने ना
मनमोहन
माने ना माने ना
मनमोहन

आss आs आssssss
जमुना किना॰॰आ॰॰रे
जब वो पुका॰॰आ॰॰रे
जमुना किना॰॰आ॰॰रे
जब वो पुका॰॰आ॰॰रे
दौड़ी दौड़ी आऊँ
रहा नहीं जाये
माने ना माने ना
मनमोहन
माने ना माने ना॰ ॰ ॰
माने ना माने ना॰ ॰ ॰
माने ना माने ना॰ ॰ ॰

ग म रे स
रे माँ नी नी प म
प नी स रे स
बइय्यां मरो॰॰ओ॰॰ड़े
अँचरा ना छोड़े
बइय्यां मरो॰॰ओ॰॰ड़े
अँचरा ना छोड़े
रो रो मैं हारी
जिया घबराए
माने ना माने ना
मनमोहन
माने ना माने ना॰॰आ॰॰आ

स रे स
प नी प
ग म रे स रे ग
ध प म प
प नी प
प ध नी स नी रे स
ध प म प प नी प प ध नी स नी रे स ग

आs आs आs आs आs आsssss
आs आss आsss आsss आssssss
माने ना माने
ना
माने ना माने
ना
माने ना माने ना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आss

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

‘Nirmohi’, from 1952 is a film produced by Shriram Sharma, and directed by Baij Sharma for the banner of Sheetal Movies, Bombay.  The cast of actors in this social drama includes Nutan, Sajjan, Raj Mehra, Leela Misra, Chaman Puri, Neeru, Amarnath, CL Kavish, Neeru, Kanchan etc. amongst others. The eight songs in this film are shared between Uddhav Kumar, Indeevar and PN Rangeen, as far as song writing is concerned. Music is by Madan Mohan. This particular song is from the pen of Indeevar. The singing voices are those of Kavita and Lalit Mohan.

Now, both the singer names are unfamiliar. As I scan the Geet Kosh for these names, I find that the name Lalit Mohan appears only in two songs in this film, and nowhere else. In case of Kavita, her name appears in just three films, one from 1948 and two from 1952; and then nothing else. The other song from this film that has the voice of Lalit Mohan, is already posted on our blog – “Aisi Chot Jiyaa Ne Khaai”. I request our readers and friends to please add more information if available, about these singers.

No other information is available about this film. Again, a request for readers to add more information if available.

If we review the status of the artists, when this film was released, we find that most of them are in the infancy of their careers. Madan Mohan had made his debut as a music director in 1950 (‘Aankhen’). The same can be said about Nutan, her first film was ‘Hamaari Beti’ (1950). Sajjan had started his career in early 1940s, in Calcutta, doing bit roles and working as assistant to directors. Like many other artists, he also moved to Bombay in the mid 1940s. Here he gravitated towards Prithvi Theatres, and from that platform he came on to cinema screen. For him too, his first significant role, opposite to Nalini Jaiwant, was in the film ‘Muqaddar’ in 1950.

Indeevar, the songwriter appeared on the scene in 1946, when he wrote the lyrics for films like ‘Black Market’ and ‘Double Face’. As per Geet Kosh records, these are the earliest films where we find his name appearing.

As far as the availability of songs is concerned, luckily the audio version of all the eight songs is available. Seven of these are already posted on our blog. Today, I bring online the eighth and final song of this film, which probably has been sidelined because the singer names are unfamiliar. As I listened to this song while preparing this post, I am surprised, because the song and its rendition are quite delightful. It is peppy number that tells about first love. The music is engaging, and the song deserves more attention than it apparently has received.

And so, with this post, the film ‘Nirmohi’ now joins the rank of ‘Yippeee films on our blog.

Song – Ye Suhaana Samaa, Ye Umangen Jawaan (Nirmohi) (1952) Singers – Kavita, Lalit Mohan, Lyrics – Indeevar, MD – Madan Mohan

Lyrics

ye suhaana samaa
ye umangen jawaan
ye bahaaren
mere armaan tujhko pukaaren
mere armaan tujhko pukaaren

gungunaane lagi hai jawaani
hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmmmmm
hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm
gungunaane lagi hai jawaani
kehti phirti hain aankhen kahaani
kehti phirti hain aankhen kahaani
raat aankhon mein kab tak guzaaren
mere armaan tujhko pukaaren
ye suhaana samaa
ye umangen jawaan
ye bahaaren
mere armaan tujhko pukaaren
mere armaan tujhko pukaaren

aate hain jab hwaaon ke jhonke
teri aahat samajh ke ye chaunke
teri aahat samajh ke ye chaunke
raah nis din ye naina nihaaren
mere armaan tujhko pukaaren
ye suhaana samaa
ye umangen jawaan
ye bahaaren
mere armaan tujhko pukaaren
mere armaan tujhko pukaaren

jo bin byaahe
mujhko likhe hai
aisi paati
kisey tu likhe hai

naam loon to umariya ghatey hai
hai wohi jo papeeha ratey hai
meri paati pathaa de tu jaldi
haath peeley hon lag jaaye haldi
loon khushi se main teri balainyyaan
jo ghar aa jaaye mora sainyyaan
jo ghar aa jaaye mora sainyyaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये सुहाना समां
ये उमंगें जवां
ये बहारें
मेरे अरमान तुझको पुकारें
मेरे अरमान तुझको पुकारें

हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्मममम
हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म
गुनगुनाने लगीं है जवानी
कहती फिरती हैं आँखें कहानी
कहती फिरती हैं आँखें कहानी
रात आँखों में कब तक गुजारें
मेरे अरमान तुझको पुकारें
ये सुहाना समां
ये उमंगें जवां
ये बहारें
मेरे अरमान तुझको पुकारें
मेरे अरमान तुझको पुकारें

आते हैं जब हवाओं के झोंके
तेरी आहट समझ के ये चौंके
तेरी आहट समझ के ये चौंके
राह निस दिन ये नैना निहारें
मेरे अरमान तुझको पुकारें
ये सुहाना समां
ये उमंगें जवां
ये बहारें
मेरे अरमान तुझको पुकारें
मेरे अरमान तुझको पुकारें

जो बिन ब्याहे
मुझको लिखे है
ऐसी पाती
किसे तू लिखे है

नाम लूँ तो उमरिया घटे है
है वही जो पपीहा रटे है
मेरी पाती पठा दे तू जल्दी
हाथ पीले हों लग जाये हल्दी
लूँ खुशी से मैं तेरी बलैय्यां
जो घर आ जाये मोरा सैंय्यां
जो घर आ जाये मोरा सैंय्यां


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

So this is the Yippeee song for today. I had promised Atul ji that I would do both the debut and the Yippeee songs today. The debut was easy, but getting to the Yippeee turned out to be a ‘tedhi kheer’ today.  Atul ji has shared with me a reference list which contains information about the near-Yippeee films. But then cross referencing and searching for the last missing songs becomes quite a job.  Anyway, finally I have a song that was blocking the Yippeee for the 1948 film ‘Ziddi’, just because it was not available online, and not available easily otherwise. Thankfully I am able to locate it in my collection and have uploaded the song online today.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Missing Films of 1960s – 28
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Ever so often, I go searching for a song, an obscure song from an obscure film. I do not know what I will find, because the film is unfamiliar and the songs are unheard. I just dive into the list of songs sitting in my hard drive, with apprehensions, knowing not what will be discovered. And almost always, when I return to surface, I am gasping for breath, not that I was not able breath while in the depths of my collection, but because of wonder and joy on having laid my hands on a fabulous gem of a song that I had not heard before. And going by the awareness factor and availability online, the same may be true for friends and readers who may quite well also be listening to such gems for the first time.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

It is my turn today to celebrate a ‘Yippeee’.  I am not sure if I have specifically announced a ‘Yippeee’ in any of my earlier posts. Possibly that could have been before the term ‘Yippeee’ was coined. Today we announce the completion of posting of all songs of the 1956 film ‘Makheechoos’. The important thing for me is that the music is by that unsung genius Vinod.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 37
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“हम तो पहली ही नज़र में दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें

Lingering memories, fading in, successively, in a shuffle sequence, as the charmed mind tries to follow and decipher all the fine nuances and entertaining devices, contained in this immortal, unforgettable voice – that of Rafi Sb.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 36
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“सावन की परी चुप चुप है खड़ी

I came across this song for the first time, few weeks ago. It has been sitting in the hard disk for quite some time now, one of a set of songs of Rafi Sb that Bakshish Singh ji gave to me. On some prompting thought in the mind, I just played this song, as I was searching for a song starting with ‘स’, and goodness, just could not believe that this wonderful gem of a song has been sitting away from mainstream listening. Later, when I checked online, this song is posted on YT more than once, implying it is not so rare as I would imagine. Oh but, what a song, what a song.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Missing Films of 1960s – 27
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Gosh, returning to this series after almost eight months.

Atul ji tells us about his resolution to post at least one song per day that brings on board a new film, onto our blog. When I revisited this series to revive it, I suddenly realized that this series, just by the fact of what it is, is actually a series of songs that would serve the purpose of bringing new films on to the blog – which is one of the resolutions of Atul ji.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 35
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“शम्मा बुझने को चली

Of the many colors of Rafi Sb’s voice, probably the most touching, and the most impressive is his interpretation of the emotions of sadness. Maybe, it be so that the “. . . sweetest songs are the ones that tell of the saddest thoughts” (from the poetry of Percy Shelley, that inspired the iconic song of ‘Patita’ (1953) – “Hain Sab Se Madhur Wo Geet Jinhen Hum Dard Ke Sur Mein Gaate Hain”). And maybe, that the genuineness and honesty of expressions that go together with the unfeigned and substantive voice of Rafi Sb, it simply makes us feel the true depth of this ‘sweetness’ – a sweetness that touches a very familiar, a very dear chord within.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Another request from Arvinder ji.  And another delightful song that I must thank him for introducing to me. I heard this song for the first time after Arvinder ji’s persistent requests finally made me pull this song out and listen to it. It was love at first hear 😉 (ah, the phrase being used again today). And yes, another theme being used again today is the ‘keep your hearts safe’ message. In an earlier post today, Atul ji has uploaded the Shamshad Begum song – “Meri Nazren Pockekmaar Sambhaalo Dil Ke Pocket Ko”. And in this song, the lady is announcing that

आई हूँ रंग ले के मैं बहार के
रखना काबू
दिल रखना काबू

The film is ‘Naag Padmini’ from 1957. This is a historical film, produced by Mulkhraj Bhakri under the banner of Golden Movies, Bombay and is directed by Lekhraj Bhakri. The cast of actors includes Mahipal, Shakeela, Hiralal, Maruti, Tiwari, Niranjan Sharma, Kammo, Krishna Kumari, Kanchanmala, Tun Tun, Daljeet, Sadiq, amongst others. There are 8 songs in this film, all coming from the pen of Prem Dhawan. Music is by Sanmukh Babu.
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