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Hullo to all Atulwaasis

Yesterday, 16thJune 2017, was the 97th birth anniversary of singer- music director-producer-director Hemant Mukherjee alias Hemant Kumar. He started out his music journey in 1935 on All India Radio with “Amar Ganete Ele Nabarupi Chirantanii” under the influence of his friend Subhas Mukhopadhayay. Hemant Da’s music career was primarily mentored by the Bengali musician, Sailesh Duttagupta. In his early life Hemant Da used to follow the famous Bengali singer Pankaj Mullick. For this he was nicknamed as “Chhoto Pankaj”. In an interview on television in the early 1980s, Hemanta had mentioned that he had also received classical music training from Ustad Faiyaz Khan’s student Phanibhusan Banerjee.

Hemant Da’s first film song, as singer, was in the Bengali film ‘Nimai Sanyas’ released in 1941. Music was scored by Hariprasanna Das. Hemant Da’s first compositions for himself were the Bengali non-film songs “Katha Kayonako Shudhu Shono” and “Amar Biraha Akashe Priya” in 1944. Lyrics were by Amiya Bagchi. His first Hindi film songs were in ‘Irada’ (1944) under Pt. Amarnath’s music direction. Hemant Da is considered a foremost exponent of Rabindra Sangeet. His first recorded Rabindra Sangeet was in the Bengali film ‘Priya Bandhabi’ (1944). The song was “Pather Sesh Kothaye”.

His first movie as a music director was the Bengali film ‘Abhiyatri’ in 1947. Although many of the songs Hemant Da recorded during this time received critical acclaim, major commercial success eluded him until 1947. In the mid-1940s, Hemant became an active member of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and started an association with another active IPTA member — songwriter and composer Salil Chowdhury.

Hemant Da started receiving more assignments for music composition for Bengali films. Some were for director Hemen Gupta. When Hemen moved to Mumbai, he called upon Hemant Da to compose music for his first directorial venture in Hindi titled ‘Anand Math under the Filmistan banner. Responding to this call, Hemant Da migrated to Mumbai in 1951 and joined Filmistan Studios. The music of ‘Anand Math (1952) was a moderate success. The most notable songs from this movie is “Vande Mataram” sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which Hemant Da set to a marching tune. Following ‘Ananda Math’, Hemant Da scored music for a few Filmistan movies like ‘Shart ‘in subsequent years, the songs of which received moderate popularity. Simultaneously, Hemant Da gained popularity in Mumbai as a playback singer.His songs playbacked for actor Dev Anand under music director Sachin Dev Burman in movies like ‘Jaal (“Ye Raat, Ye Chandni Phir Kahaan“), ‘House No. 44’ (“Chup Hai Dharti, Chup Hain Chand Sitare” and “Teri Duniya Mein Jeene Se“), ‘Solva Saal’ (“Hai Apna Dil To Awara“), and ‘Baat Ek Raat Ki’ (“Na Tum Hamen Jaano“), became very popular and continue to be so. In the 1950s, he also play-backed for other heroes of Hindi films like Pradip Kumar (‘Nagin, ‘Detective) and Sunil Dutt (‘Duniya Jhukti Hai) and later in the 1960s for Biswajeet (‘Bees Saal Baad’, ‘Bin Badal Barsaat’, ‘Kohra’) and Dharmandra (‘Anupama’); he was the music composer for all these films.

In the latter part of the 1950s, Hemant Da composed music and sang for several Bengali and Hindi films, recorded several Rabindra Sangeet and Bengali non-film songs. Almost all of these, especially his Bengali songs, became very popular. This period can be seen as the zenith of his career and lasted for almost a decade. Some of the notable films Hemant Da himself composed music for during this period include ‘Harano Sur, ‘Marutirtha Hinglaj’, ‘Neel Akasher Neechey’, ‘Lukochuri’, ‘Swaralipi’, ‘Deep Jwele Jaai’, ‘Shesh Parjanta’, ‘Kuhak’, ‘Dui Bhai’, and ‘Saptapadi’ in Bengali, and, ‘Jagriti’ and ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ in Hindi.

The late 1950s, saw Hemant Da venture into movie production under his own banner: Hemanta-Bela productions. The first movie under this banner was a Bengali film directed by Mrinal Sen, titled ‘Neel Akasher Neechey (1959). The story was based on the travails of a Chinese street hawker in Calcutta in the backdrop of India’s freedom struggle. The movie went on to win the President’s Gold Medal — the highest honour for a movie from Government of India. In the next decade, Hemant Da’s production company was renamed Geetanjali productions and it produced several Hindi movies such as ‘Bees Saal Baad’, ‘Kohraa’, ‘Biwi Aur Makaan’, ‘Faraar’, ‘Raahgir’ and ‘Khamoshi’ — all of which had music by Hemant Da. Only ‘Bees Saal Baad’ and ‘Khamoshi’ were major commercial successes.

1977 saw him give music to ‘Do Ladke Dono Kadke’ which was produced by his son Ritesh and had screenplay- dialogue-direction by Basu Chatterjee. It was certified on 19-10-1978 and released in 1979. The movie had a cast of Moushumi Chatterjee, Amol Palekar, Asrani, Navin Nischol and Ranjeet, Iftekar,Keshto Mukherjee, Ritu Kamal etc. Mithu Mukherjee (in a guest appearance) played Navin Nischol’s wife and Master Ravi’s mother. The songs were written by Yogesh. It had two playback singers- Yesudas and Asha Bhonsle.

Amol Palekar and Asrani are petty thieves. They enter a house to burgle at the same time as another gang that has earmarked for kidnapping the kid of the house. Both parties end up drinking all the liquor in the house just as the servants of the house return. But Amol and Asrani also happen to overhear Ranjeet (leader of the other gang) talk of his kidnap plans, so the two leave all the stolen stuff and take the kid away. What follows is chaos.  But why am I giving the screenplay of the movie here. Let us move on to the second and final song from “Do Ladke Dono Kadke”.

Remembering Hemant Kumar.

[Ed Note: With this song, we have yet one more Yippeee event. The film ‘Do Ladke Dono Kadke’ (1978) now has all its songs covered on our blog.]

Song – Chanda Ki Doli Mein Thi Ek Pariyon Ki Raani (Do Ladke Dono Kadke) (1978) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Hemant Kumar
Asha Bhosle + Yesudas

Lyrics

chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani
heere ke the pankh jis ke hai usi ki ye kahani
chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani
heere ke the pankh jis ke hai usi ki ye kahani
chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani

ek din wo pari baawari si ho gayi
uske hothon ki hansi jaane kahaan thi kho gayi
ek din woh pari baawari si ho gayi
uske hothon ki hansi jaane kahaan thi kho gayi
uske mukh par thi udaasi aankhon mein tha paani
chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani

[yahaan tak toh thi pari ki hamaari
ek si kahani
lekin is ke baad
hum hum hain
aur pari . . .]

pairon me ghunguru tabhi baandh kar
kuchh mor nache jo us ke liye
pairon me ghunguru tabhi baandh kar
kuchh mor nache jo us ke liye
wo hans padi
usne heere sabhi
moron ke pankho pe jadva diye
wo hans padi
usne heere sabhi
moron ke pankho pe jadva diye
tab se yahaan
har mor ke pankho pe 
uski hai nishaani

chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani
heere ke the pankh jis ke
hai usiki ye kahani
chanda ki doli me thi ek pariyo ki rani
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी
हीरे के थे पंख जिसके
है उसी की ये कहानी
चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी
हीरे के थे पंख जिसके
है उसी की ये कहानी
चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी

एक दिन वो परी बावरी सी हो गई
उसके होठों की हंसी जाने कहाँ थी खो गई
एक दिन वो परी बावरी सी हो गई
उसके होठों की हंसी जाने कहाँ थी खो गई
उसके मुख पर थी उदासी आँखों में था पानी
चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी

[यहाँ तक तो थी
परी की हमारी एक सी कहानी
लेकिन इसके बाद
हम हम हैं
और परी॰ ॰ ॰]

पैरों में घुंघरू तभी बांध कर
कुछ मोर नाचे जो उस के लिए
पैरों में घुंघरू तभी बांध कर
कुछ मोर नाचे जो उस के लिए
वो हंस पड़ी
उसने हीरे सभी
मोरों के पंखों ओए जड़वा दिये
वो हंस पड़ी
उसने हीरे सभी
मोरों के पंखों ओए जड़वा दिये
तब से यहाँ
हर मोर के पंखों पर
है उसी की कहानी

चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी
हीरे के थे पंख जिसके
है उसी की ये कहानी
चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी

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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 1
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On this blog, one thing we enjoy is, celebrations.  🙂

We are always looking for an opportunity to celebrate – and every other day, we get a reason to do so. Often it is somebody’s birthday or birth anniversary, or a milestone of a 100th or 1000th song for an artiste, or for the blog. And even if it is a death anniversary, which is not really a cause for celebration, we use the occasion to pay tribute to the concerned artiste. Many of my own posts fall in this category. An occasion gives me an opportunity to reminisce and share my thoughts.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

‘Pyaar Ka Bandhan’ (1963) has a total of seven songs (including one multiple version song). Out of these seven songs five songs have already been posted on the blog.
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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.

All numbers are unique unto themselves – inasmuch as each number has its own claim to fame just by being what it is. And but for the imagination and fancies applied by our minds, which at times picks on certain characteristics and binds some special stature to some of them, all these numbers would be as interesting, or for that matter disinteresting, as any other number. Let me quote the instance of a number that has now become famous as the ‘Hardy – Ramanujan Number’. This anecdote is attributed to a conversation in or about 1919 (wow, ninety seven years ago), that happened in London. Indian mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan, who was based in London for some time, was ill and confined to his bed at his residence. His friend, Godfrey Hardy, another mathematician (who had invited and arranged for Ramanujan’s travel etc. to London), came visiting him. The initial conversation was about Hardy’s journey to see Ramanujan. He mentioned off hand that the number of the taxicab in which he had travelled, was 1729 – for all intents a most uninteresting and boring number. To this comment, Ramanujan replied that ‘1729’ was a very special number. In fact it is the smallest number that can be represented as the sum of two cubes, in two different ways. (I am avoiding the calculation details; interested readers can google this for more details).
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 24
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MEENA (1944) appears to be an obscure movie at least to me as I had never heard nor came across the name of this film until I found a multiple version song from the film a few days back. The film was produced under the banner of Bharat Pictures and was directed by Phani Majumdar. The star cast included Hansa Wadkar, Vasanti, Master Shashi Kapoor (Sr.), Dixit, Gulab, Ratan Piya, Anand etc. There were 7 songs (including a multiple version) in the film, all penned by Pandit Phani which were set to music by Hari Prasanna Das.
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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.

“Saavdhaan” (1954) was directed by Dutta Dharmadhikari for Alhad Chitra Productions. The movie had Motilal, Shyama, Shyam Kumar, Misra, Raja Gosavi, Paro, Dada Mirasi etc in it.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This is one more duet by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle from the film ‘Kaise Kahoon’. The music for this film is composed by S D Burman and lyricist is Shakeel Badayuni. These two have worked together in very few films. I know of only two i.e ‘Benazir’ and this film, both released in the year 1964.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I am going down memory lane, to my school days. We would come back from school at 3:30 p.m. and at that time Vividh Bharati would be silent till 5:30 p.m. So we would put on the radio and searching for songs, invariably we found All India Radio (Urdu service) where they broadcast the programme “aap ki farmaish” which continued till 5 o’clock.
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“Kavi Kalidas”(1959) is a Sindhu Films production. It was directed by S N Tripathi. The movie had Bharat Bhushan, Nirupa Roy, Anita Guha,Sapru, Sabita Chatterjee, Niranjan Sharma, Babu Raje, Bharat Bhushan, etc in this movie.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of write ups to this blog.

When I was a young boy I never quite understood why a movie was often referred to with the director’s name attached to it. For example, people would talk about Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand or Bawarchi or Shakti Samanta’s Aradhana. For me these were movies of Rajesh Khanna first and foremost. Yet they would invariably be attached to the director, as if he owned the movie.
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