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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4711 Post No. : 16417

MUSIC is an integral part of every Indian. From birth to death, we are drenched in music. During Vedic times, the Rishis used to teach their students verses in Taal and Sur, so that the students would remember them easily. You will have observed that whenever there is a Mahapooja or an Yadnya, the Purohits will recite the Mantras in a typical rhythm and sur.

In our school days, teachers used to literally force us to learn poems by heart in a tune, so that it was easier to remember. Not only poems, even the Maths teacher taught us the ” Pahade ” (Paadhe or the Tables) in a particular tune. That is how we remember the difficult tables of 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1-1/2,or the 1-1/4 etc even today. In these days of calculators and Mobiles, the tables are nowhere now !

In ancient times, Fine Arts like Dance, Drama and Music were the exclusive preserves of the Royalties and the Rich. Over a period, the commoners too found pleasures in village arts like Folk dances and Folk songs. In every festival and during the Harvesting times, there used to be musical entertainments.

Record making came to India in 1902, when a song by a professional singer ( read Tawayaf) Gauhar Jan was recorded by a German technician in a Hotel in Calcutta. A factory was set up in Dumdum,Calcutta in 1908 by the gramophone company-UK to make records in India. There was no looking back ever since. There was a spate of records of songs and geets, Bhajans and Gazals etc, by noted singers and classical gurus. By 1925, Electrical recordings started. Gramophones became popular and singers also multiplied. Records of geets, Thumris, ghazals, natya sangeet, Bhajans, Naats,love songs, sad songs etc became available and the songs became popular quickly.

In 1930, All India Radio started and in 1931 the films started talking. However, records of film songs were in general not made those days, though the first film song record came in 1932. Until about 1939-40, records of all film songs were not made from every film. So, people continued to enjoy the NON FILM SONGS by famous singers. This trend of making records of NFS was so popular that most Film singers started their careers by recording NFS. Examples are Talat Mehmood, Hemant Kumar, S D Burman, Lata, Asha, Mukesh, Rafi etc.

Those of our readers, who were young in the 40s…50s….60s, will remember the melodious NFS played on Radios and in homes. Songs of Saigal, Jagmohan, Pankaj Mullick, Kamla Jharia, Juthika Roy, Paluskar, Talat, Mukesh, Hemant etc were played in many Hotels and restaurants too.

NON FILM SONGS played a very vital role in entertaining people and in giving opportunities to singers to become famous. As Radio became popular, these songs reached millions of Indians, and the singer’s names became famous all over India. Singers like Jagmohan, Pankaj Mullick and Talat Mehmood were invited to sing their NFS on stage shows and they toured countries all over the world for these shows.

As Radio Ceylon became more and more popular after 1950 and the Vividh Bharati after 1957, film songs started getting extensive exposure and slowly they stole the limelight from the NFS. However some NFS were immortal and are remembered even today.

There is a popular equation that Non Film Songs means Talat, Jagmohan, Pankaj mullick, Juthika Roy, Hemant etc. But the fact is from 1930 onwards, almost every Film singer sang Non Film songs, because NFS had a special place in people’s heart then.

Today we are about to enjoy one such famous and very very melodious NFS by Hemant Kumar- ” Kitna dukh bhulaya tumne pyari “, which was recorded somewhere in early 40s, when Hemant Kumar started recording Bangla and Hindi Geets, prior to his involvement in film music.

Poet Lyricist Faiyaz Hashmi and composer Kamal Dasgupta were regularly churning out wonderful melodies on 78 RPM every month and listeners all over India were enjoying them fully.

Actually,in 1985,Jagmohan Sursagar wrote in his Autobiography…..

” In the initial stages Kamal Dasgupta was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore’s songs and compositions(Rabindra sangeet) were extremely popular, but were limited to Bangla people only. Ghazal, qawwali, Dadra, Naat, Thumri, Hori, Kajari etc used to come to market but had a very limited listenership. These never reached the top.

” The fusion of Gazal,Dadra and Qawali with Bangla Geet style gave birth to Hindi Hindi Non Film Songs or geets. As such Geet had a known and accepted place in Literature, but not in Music. To establish this new Genre, Kamal babu used lyrics by Pt.Madhur, Pt. Anjum and Faiyaz Hashmi, got them sung by Jagmohan, Hemant, Talat, Juthika etc. Their records were inscribed with ‘ Hindi Geet (Hindustani Song) ‘. What thus started as NFS Geet from 1936 continued upto next 20 years non stop. “

Let us know about Faiyyaz Hashmi first……Fayyaz was born on 18-6- 1920 at Calcutta. His father, Syed Muhammad Hussain Hashmi Dilgeer was a very famous poet and writer of stage drama. He was director at the top class theater of that time named “ MADAN THEATER LTD.” He knew 8 languages.

Senior lyricist, Faiyyaz Hashmi, passed away in Karachi on Nov 29 th 2011. He shot to fame after penning lyrics for such non-film songs as ;Ye Raatein Ye Mausam; (Pankaj Mullick), ;Tasveer Teri Dil Mera; (Talat Mehmood), ;Dil Ko Hai Tum Se Pyar Kyun; (Jagmohan), ;Bhala Tha Kitna Apna Bachpan; (Hemant Kumar), and so many more rendered by the likes of Juthika Roy and Feroza Begum.

Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi is a legendary song and dialogue writer and above all a true loving person. He is by himself an institution and a common asset of the Indo-Pakistan film-world. His admirers as ever are not confined in national frontiers. Those fond of Hindi / Urdu songs anywhere in the world have affection for him. The emergence of this bright star was evidenced much before independence of India, when Fayyaz Hashmi, still a teenager wrote the most famous song “Tasveer Teri Dil Mera Behla Na Sakhe Gi”. It was recorded in the voice of Talat Mehmood and music was composed by Kamal Das Gupta. This song brought “Talat” to limelight. Music for most of the Fayyaz Hashmi’s songs recorded at Calcutta was composed by Kamal Das Gupta.

The dynamic achievements of young Fayyaz Hashmi and his clarity of expression by using simple words were greatly appreciated by Qazi Nazrul Islam -“Tum mann main doob kar mann ka bhed nikaltey ho. Aasan shubdoon mein mushkil baat kehna buhut mushkil hay”. His unique combination of Urdu, Hindi and Sanskrit words to produce a harmonious song thus became a guideline for the future poets of geets. The transformation of some traditional Bangla songs was also facilitated. He has also written songs in Brij Bhasa and Purbi. His pre-independence songs total to about 1000.

Fayyaz Hashmi wrote his first verse “Chaman main Ghuncha-o-gul ka tabassum dekhne walo – Kabhi tum ne haseen kalyoon ka murjhana bhi dekha hai” when he was in 7th class. As a student of 9th class, he was participating in regular “mushairas”. He got an assignment in the British owned Gramophone Company at DumDum (now called Jessore Road, Kolkotta) India. He served there during 1943 to 1948 period. At that time the average monthly production of record was only 16. Once all the records (16) issued in a month were written by Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi- a record by itself. Some of the evergreen hit songs of Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi are quoted here:

1- Honton se gulfishan hain who – Aankhoon se ashkbar hum Talat Mahmood
2- Do Kafir Aankhoon ne mara Talat Mahmood
3- Dil ko hai tum se pyar kyoon Jag Mohan
4- Aaj use phir dekha hai Jag Mohan
5- Bhala tha kitna apna bachpan Hemant Kumar
6- Yeh Raaten yeh mausam yeh hansa hansana Pankhaj Mallick
(Also re-sung by Lata Mangeshkar as a tribute to the legendary Pankhaj Mallick)
7- Tasveer teri dil mera behla na sake gi Talat Mehmood
8- Ab yad hamein kyoon aati ho Hemant Kumar
9- Kitna dukh bhulaya tum ne Hemant Kumar
10-Maloom hay mujhko – ban Jao gi tum ek din taqdeer hamari Jag Mohan.

While in India, he wrote 48 songs in 9 Hindi films, namely-Subah Shyam-44, Meghdoot-45, Zameen Aasmaan-46, Pehchan-46, Krishna Leela-46, Arabian Nights-46, Giribala-47, Faisla-47 and Iran ki ek raat-49

He chose to migrate to Pakistan after the Partition.

In 1948, he was posted as recording Manager at Dhaka Center of the Gramophone Company and thereafter in 1951 at Lahore. He promoted many talents like Farida Khanum, Saeen Marna, Saeen Akhtar and Saeen Budha. He diverted towards the writing of film songs in 1956. “Kunwari Bewa” was the first film in Pakistan with his songs. He wrote more than 2000 songs for films and Gramophone Recording Company. He had also written stories, dialogues and scripts of many hit films like AULAD, ZAMAN KIYA KAHE GA, NEHLEY PE DEHLA, INTEKHAB, PEHCHAN, KHUDA AUR MUHABBAT, GHAREEBON KA BADSHAH etc. including “ HUM AIK HAIN” which was also directed by him. It was the first Pakistani film with 5 songs filmed in colour and as such a record in Pakistan film industry.

Every film, songs of which were written by Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi became super hit like SAHELI, AULAD, ASHIANA, SUHAGAN, HONAHAR, PEGHAM, SARTAJ, SHAREEK-E-HAYAT, EID MUBARAK, SHABNAM, LOVE IN JUNGLE, TOBA, SAWAL, LAKHOON MAIN AIK, DEWAR BHABI etc.

He received Graduate Award 3 times and also Nigar award for the best song in 1978 on “Chalo Achha Hua Tum Bhool Gaye” film “Lakhoon Main Aik”. He received International award in 1986 and another Nigar award in 1988 for the best dialogue of film “ Ghareebon Ka Badshah”. In addition to these he recounts about 11 Silver Jubilee Awards and 17 Golden Jubilee**. “Deewane Tere Pyar ke” is the latest film all songs of which have been written Fayyaz Hashmi.

The first compilation of his poetry was published as “ RAG RANG” in 1944 in India. His poems were published in various journals and magazines like Adbi Duniya, Adbe Lateef, Alamgeer, Beesveen Sadi, Shama (Delhi), Chitrali (Dhaka), Nigar (Karachi), Amar Jadeed and Amrit Bazar Patrika (Calcutta, India). He wrote many Naats and Qawwalis. He also wrote many National songs like (Ae Quiad-e-Azam tera ehsan hai ehsan” & “ Suraj Kare Salam – Chanda kare Salam”.

On the publication of his mystic verses, Mr. Raees Amrohi commented that “History of Sufi poets is indicative of a glorious future for them and Mr. Fayyaz.

(Based primarily on the article by Nadeemur Rehman, courtesy shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji and my own notes. )

Today’s NFS by Hemant kumar – my favourite singer – is very melodious and had become very popular in the 40s, 50s and the 60s. Enjoy…..


Song- Kitna dukh bhulaaya tumne pyaari (Hemant Kumar NFS)(1945) Singer-Singer- Hemant Kumar, Lyricist- Fayyaz Hashmi, MD- Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics

kitna dukh bhulaaya tumne pyaari ee
kitna dukh bhulaaya tumne pyaari ee
mere zakhmi dil pe rakhkar apna komal haath
mere zakhmi dil pe rakhkar apna komal haath
preetam kyun ghabraaye ho
preetam kyun ghabraaye ho
bas chhed ke itni baat
sab dard mitaaya tumne ae pyaari
sab dard mitaaya tumne ae pyaari

apni bal khaayi zulfen seene se mere bichha ke
apni bal khaayi zulfen seene se mere bichha ke
apne gulaabi honthon ko
apne gulaabi honthon ko
mere honthon se milaa ke ae
amrit ras pilaaya tumne pyaari
amrit ras pilaaya tumne pyaari

ham tum chup baithhe hain
ham tum chup baithhe hain
dil kahta hai kisse dil ke
churaa liyaa hai hosh hamaara
churaa liyaa hai hosh hamaara
chaar aankhon ne milke
kismat ko jagaaya tumne pyaari
kismat ko jagaaya tumne pyaari
kismat ko jagaaya tumne pyaari


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 :

4639 Post No. : 16298

Hullo Atuldom

“Ek Hi Raasta” (1956) was a movie that was produced and directed by B.R.Chopra with story-screenplay- dialogue written by Pt. Mukhram Sharma. Its songs were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed by Hemant Kumar who had Ravi as assistant and Yash Chopra was assistant to B R Chopra.

This is a movie which I saw only recently. It is popular as a movie on widow remarriage. But it dealt with a lot more.

It showed the young lady’s problems after her remarriage. It showed that the lady had a problem getting her son to accept the new man in her life as his father in spite of the new father being his own father’s boss and friend as also the little one’s. The movie tried to find the mental challenges a little boy faces when he is not told the whole truth regarding his father’s death. There are more complexities when the lady gives birth to a baby from her second marriage. The little boy leaves his foster father’s home with his infant brother in search of his father and mother. There are some tense moments (I was on the edge of my seat) before the movie comes to a close.

Daisy Irani (credited as Raja alias Roop Kumar in the movie’s titles) was simply brilliant. And who better to play the young mother than Meena Kumari.
Meena Kumari may have been typecast as a tragedy queen but there have been movies where she has shown her comic timing as in “Azaad”; “Mem Sahib”; “Miss Mary” etc. This movie too had comic moments between Sunil Dutt, Daisy Irani and Meena Kumari. There are also scenes that show her dancing capabilities.
This movie had eight songs and the blog has five of them. Two of the songs are in the same video on YouTube maybe because they follow each other in the movie with a very small dialogue in between.

Song Date of posting
Chali gori pee ke milan ko chali 31 January 2009
Saaanwle salone aaye din bahaar ke 21 April 2009
Bade bhaiyya laaye hain London se chhori 11 April 2012
Chamka ban kar aman ka taara 15 august 2012
Bekas ki aabroo ko neelaam kar ke chhoda 27 November 2012

The above are the songs from “Ek Hi Raasta” that are on the blog. The last post was in November of 2012. Don’t know how the movie has missed being YYIIPPEEEED. This post hopes to take it one step closer.

Meena Kumari was barely 38 when she bid goodbye to this world in 1972. Unbelievable that it is 49 years ago. Paying tribute to this uniquely beautiful lady who had a sweet voice too.

Today’s song is in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, the first part of the song being in Hemant Kumar’s voice. It shows the young mother trying to forget her pain and put her son to sleep and how both of them are missing the father.


Song-So jaa nanhe mere tu to so jaa(Ek Hi Raasta)(1956) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

bhola bachpan
dukhi jawaani
lambi sooni raahon mein
nikle dard liye manzil ka
do khaamosh nigaahon mein
kaun kahe raahi ko
kitni door kahaan tak jaana hai
jeewan ki sunsaan dagar mein
kab tak thokar khaana hai

so jaa nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja
so jaa nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja

jaagne ko pade hai
abhi din tere
tu toh so ja
so jaa nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja

laut kar phir na aayenge
bachpan ke din
laut kar phir na aayenge
bachpan ke din
kho ja sapnon mein
tu mere aansoo na gin
tera nanha sa dil
mera gham kyun kare
tu toh so ja
so ja nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja aa

mera saathi chhoota
meri kismat luti
mera saathi chhoota
meri kismat luti
aansuon ki toh ab hai meri zindagi
jaagna meri taqdeer hai baaware
tu toh so ja
so ja nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja
so ja nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja


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 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 : 4466 Post No. : 15953

These days I am searching for movies where only one song was covered. I discussed one such movie in my earlier post here where only one song from the movie was posted. Now I have come across another such movie. It is “Shaahi Baazaar”(1957). The movie made its debut in the blog with the song ‘dil mastaane jhoom le aaj gulon ko choom le’ which was posted on 29.01.2017. That remains the only song from the movie in the blog so far.

I had mentioned it in my post that I was revisiting and listening to many Hemant Kumar songs during recent months. This exercise gave me immense pleasure. Around the same time our respected Arun Kumar ji had posted this NFS from Hemant Kumar – main saaz bajaaun tum gaao. After listening to it I was totally lost in the magic of the voice of Hemant Kumar. It went down memory lane to my ‘cassettes collecting years’ from ‘1985 to 2004’ when I used to listen to such songs contained in my prized collections of cassettes.

After that I was following with our editors for one of the ‘vintage favorites’ of Hemant Kumar which I had shared earlier to post but somehow it didn’t materuialise. Nevertheless, another vintage favorite of Hemant Kumar (from my wish list) was again posted by Arun Kumar ji which was ‘wo khushnaseeb hai jinko yahaan qaraar mila’.

I came across today’s song when I noted one comment on ‘YouTube’ that this song was an ‘NFS’ but it clarified by someone that it was from the movie ‘Shaahi Baazaar-1957’ and maybe it was not included in the movie. When I checked in HFGK Vol-III for this movie’s song it was listed there. So, I am presenting this wonderful song today here on the blog.

“Shaahi Baazaar-1957” was directed by Balwant Dave and Padmakant Pathak for ‘Chandni Chitra Productions’, Bombay. It was produced by G.A. Thakur and Lim Bilimoria.

‘Shaahi Baazaar-1957’ was a ‘costume drama’ movie. The movie had Chitra, Mahipal, Rajkumar, Sapru, Maruti, Ramesh Thakur, Chaman Puri, Naazi, Helen, Sheila Vaz, Tuntun, Bhalerao and others. Mirza Musharraf and Sheikh make guest appearance in the movie.

The movie had eight songs which were sung by six singers viz. Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Shamshad Begam, Mohd Rafi and Balbir. Lyrics of these songs were penned by four lyricists – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2 songs), Aziz Kashmiri (4 songs), and Pandit Shivraj and Madan Parihar – one song each.

Music was composed by two music directors Dhani Ram and S. Haridarshan.

Today’s song is written by Pt Shivraj and it is sung by Hemant Kumar. HFGK is silent about the music director of this song.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 27.03.1957.

Let us now enjoy today’s song in the voice of Hemant Kumar. I am sure one will immediately fall in love with this voice. The song grows on you as we listen to this song repeatedly. The composition spells magic . I am not sure if it is by Dhani Ram as many YT comments mention or it is by S. Haridarshan. Lyrics by Pandit Shivraj are beautifully penned.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs. Actor Mahipal and actress Chitra (I guess) can be seen in the picturization of this song.)

Video


Audio

Song-Phir wahi naghma suna de (Shaahi Baazaar)(1957) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Pt Shivraj, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de
dil ko deewaana banaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae

ghamzadaa khwaabon mein ae khoyaa aa
dard hai pehlu mein soya aa
ghamzadaa khwaabon mein khoyaa aa
dard hai pehlu mein soya aa
yaad phir naa be-wafaa ki ee
yaad phir naa be-wafaa ki
dil mein ik toofaan uthhaa de
dil mein ik toofaan uthhaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae

bhool jaa aa aa aa aa
bhool jaa aa
bhool jaa guzri wo raatein
pyaar o ulfat ki wo baatein
bhool jaa guzri wo raatein
pyaar o ulfat ki wo baatein
ho sakegaa jo naa apnaa aa
ho sakegaa jo naa apnaa aa
dil se us but? ko bhoolaa de
dil se us but? ko bhoolaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de

——————————————–
Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————————–
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे
दिल को दीवाना बना दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए

ग़मज़दा ख़्वाबों में ए खोया आ
दर्द है पहलु में सोया आ
ग़मज़दा ख़्वाबों में खोया आ
दर्द है पहलु में सोया आ
याद फिर ना बे-वफ़ा कि ई
याद फिर ना बे-वफ़ा कि
दिल में इक तूफ़ान उठा दे
दिल में इक तूफ़ान उठा दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए

भूल जा आ आ आ आ
भूल जा आ
भूल जा गुजरी वो रातें
प्यार ओ उल्फत कि वो बातें
भूल जा गुजरी वो रातें
प्यार ओ उल्फत कि वो बातें
हो सकेगा जो ना अपना आ
हो सकेगा जो ना अपना आ
दिल से उस बुत को भूला दे
दिल से उस बुत को भूला दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए


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Blog Day : 4463 Post No. : 15944

“Albeli”(1955) was produced and directed by Devendra Goel for Fils and Television, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Pradeep Kumar, Johny Walker,Randheer, Rama Sharma, Brij, Ranjana Shukla, Tuntun, Om Prakash, Yogendra, Robin Kumar, Raje Kapoor, Meena, Gareeb Kumar, Kaiser Usmani, Ranjeet etc, with guest appearances by Shankar A Palav, Jankidas and Madan Puri.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Albeli”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar. Raviis the lyricist as well as music director.

Hemant Kumar is normally associated with serious songs in our imagination. But here he gets to sing a “bewda” song, much like songs viz Zindagi khwaab hai (Jaagte Raho), Mujhko yaaron maaf karna main nashe mein hoon (Main Nashe Mein Hoon) and main nashe mein hoon (Do Gunde).

This song, sung by Hemant Kumar is older than the abovementioned songs.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this rare song.


Song-Ham to pee ke chale (Albeli)(1955) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Ravi, MD-Ravi

ham to
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale
ham to
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat to mile na mile ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale

tamanna nahin koi
aarzoo nahin koi
nahin koi gham
chaahe jiye ya mare koi
yahi hai ki bas thhodi kal phir mile ae ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat to mile na mile ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale

ye maana zamaane ke qaabil nahin hoon main
nashe mein to hoon lekin gaafil nahin hoon main
to phir hamse duniya kyun bach ke chale ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale

hai saaqi nahin koi
hai mehfil nahin koi
ajab ye safar
jiski manzil nahin koi
chala hoon jidhar ye kadam le chale ae ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat phir mile na mile ae ae
ham to


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 :

4448 Post No. : 15901

Today’s song is from film Daku ki Ladki-54. I remember, there was a film in 1933 with the same title, featuring Sulochana, Dinshaw Bilimorea, Ghulam Mohd. Hadi etc. In that film, Ghulam Mohd. had done the role of the Daku, Sulochana was Daku’s Ladki and Dinshaw was the Police Officer.Ghulam Mohd. was known as ” The Prince of Imperial Film Company”, in those days.

Today’s film was made by Harish Productions. Naturally, the director and the Producer was Tara Harish only. Music was by Hemant Kumar. The cast of the film was Geeta Bali, Sheikh Mukhtar, Arjun, Shivraj, Rajan Kapoor, Mukri, Sankatha Prasad, Cuckoo etc etc.

The word “Daku” regularly appeared in the film titles right from the time Talkie films started. There were a total 32 films starting with the word Daku. When the film Daku ki Ladki came in 1933, as if to counter it, a film called Daku ka Ladka came in 1935. Thank God Daku’s family did not expand further ! Interestingly, there were 16 films based on female Dakus and only 7 films on Male Dakus. I wonder, what is the Hindi word for female Daku. A Dakin ? or a Dakuin ? or is it enough just to say He Daku and She Daku ? While female Dakus were honoured by calling them Daku Rani in 5 films and Daku Maharani in 1 film, the poor He Dakus had prosaic titles like Daku Bhupat or Daku Mansoor etc.etc.

When I took up discussing the 50’s film songs, I found that a lot of melodious and good songs to be yet to be discussed. Today’s song is one such song. To listen to Lata and Hemant Kumar is nothing short of a Bliss. Out of 2 such duets from this film one had remained to be discussed. In one of her interviews, Lata had said that she had always enjoyed singing duets with Hemant Kumar. She also said ” I used to feel as if some Sadhu was singing when I heard him singing a song”.

In the Costume drama Daku ki Ladki-54, Ravi Shankar Sharma was Hemant’s assistant in composing music.In few Hemant Kumar films, Ravi has sung songs, including this film. Later on when Ravi himself became a famous and successful composer, he made Hemant Kumar sing in his films. HK was a very respected person in the industry. When he came to Bombay his Hindi was not so good. Like all Bangla people, he had inherent difficulty in pronunciation of certain Hindi words. This was because, in Bangla language, there are no such sounds as plain ” A ” (अ ). So, Arun becomes Orun and Lata becomes Lota. With great practice and hard work, he improved his Hindi. Initially, even Geeta Roy had this problem.

In the cast of the film, you will see a name Shivraj. Not much is known about this good actor. Sometimes I feel some actors have such features that they are fixed for certain roles only and they are misfits in another role. For example, can you ever imagine Rashid Khan or Kanhaiyalal in a role of a sophisticated Millionnnaire ? Or Aruna Irani or Padma Khanna in a Mythological Devi’s role ? They may be good actors, but their physical features and style of acting restricts them to certain roles only. This is true even in case of big stars. Thus, Ashok Kumar became a laughing stock as Abhimanyu or warrier Humayun in full war gear.

The name SHIVRAJ in the cast always created curiosity in my mind. I had seen this actor in several films. I was unable to get any information on him anywhere. His role as the meek husband of Kaushalya (Manorama) in the film Seeta aur Geeta-72 is unforgettable. When I started work on this post, I tried again. This time I found an article – actually an Obituary – on him in The Hindu, dated 4-6-2017. Of course it described in it only about his different roles. From some other source, I got his date of Birth and Death and a little other information.

Shivraj was born on 11-6-1920 in Madhya Pradesh. His full name was Shivraj Pandey. After doing his graduation, he came to Bombay in search of a good job, but joined the film industry. To start with he worked in Minerva as an assistant in administration, He did some film roles too without getting credited. He left Minerva and got a role in the film Sarai ke bahar-47. This was a film made by National studios. His next films were Ziddi, Majboor, Batohi, and Asha all in 1948. Then there was no looking back. Shivraj acted in 212 films. He directed 1 film, Jaani Dushman-57. He retired from work in 2000, but his last released film was Yaar meri zindgi-2008. Shivraj died on 4-6-2017.

There is also a name Arjun in the cast. Now this is a ‘ Same Name Confusion ‘ artiste. Arjun was the Hero in film Malhar-51, opposite actress Shammi (Nargis Rabadi). His name is confused with Music director C.Arjun and many people wrongly presume that C.Arjun acted in the film Malhar. This Arjun is different. His name was Arjun Bakshi Gill. His first film was Naujawan-51, then came Malhar-51.Later he acted in Daku ki Ladki-54 etc. He wrote screenplays and went on doing small roles in films. He migrated to Canada and opened a Music shop. A RMIM member met him there, and recognised Arjun as Malhar Hero. Arjun died in 2001. His daughter Jyoti Bakshi was also an actress, who died in pitiable condition in 2003.

Finally, let us take a look at dancer Cuckoo.

It was 1944. The talkies were already around for 15 years. Devika Rani and Shobana Samarth had already established their glowing presence but it was still a time when nice girls didn’t even become leading ladies, let alone do roles where they had to wriggle their hips — however tastefully — and bare flesh, which at the time meant shoulders and maybe a bit of leg. At such a time, a pretty, fresh-faced Anglo-Indian girl with eyes that danced as enchantingly as her feet appeared in two films — “Pehli Nazar”- 1945 (in which Mukesh made his debut with “Dil Jalta hai toh jalne de”) and “Mujrim -1944.” The girl’s name in the film’s credits was listed simply as “Cuckoo.” Cuckoo was perhaps the first of the most well known dancing queens of Indian Cinema. She was born on 4-2-1928. Her predecessors were many, including a dancer called Azurie, who it is said Cuckoo modeled herself on. But in terms of the sheer body of work and its impact, Cuckoo would have to be the first among Hindi cinema’s dancing queens. It was with her that “cabaret” became an almost indispensable part of films made between the 1950s and 1970s.

Her debut in 1944 was an instant hit and in the space of just the next five years, she had appeared in an incredible 49 films, including Mehboob Khan’s “Anokhi Ada” (1948), H. S. Rawail’s “Patanga” (1949) and Devendra Goel’s “Aankhen” (1950). The only major filmmaker of the time who did not feature Cuckoo in his films was V. Shantaram. In a lot of her films, her role was just a song but its impact was so electrifying that distributors considered it almost as indispensable as the heroine. Like the Helen-Asha combination later on, in many of these songs, Cuckoo’s screen `voice’ was Shamshad Begum. Together, they were responsible for some unforgettable hits.

Mehboob Khan’s films proved to be the turning points in Cuckoo’s career. Her dance numbers in hisAnokhi Ada established her as the leading dancer of the time; and Andaz, a romantic melodrama featuring Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, and Nargis, gave the dancer an opportunity to showcase her acting skills.During her peak period,she was getting Rs.6000/- per dance appearance.

Cuckoo remained the top dancer of Hindi films till she was displaced by Helen and such dancer-actresses as Vyjayanthimala.Cuckoo gave dances in about 76 films. Ironically, it was Cuckoo who had initiated a 13-year-old Helen into films as a chorus dancer.Cuckoo continued to dance until the beginning of the 1960s, the last few years as part of the chorus dancing.It has been recently confirmed that Cuckoo’s real name was Cuckoo Moray.Cuckoo died a slow lingering death, due to Cancer on 30-9-1981 penniless and unattended. No one from the Film industry attended her cremation. (Thanks for some information from Cineplot and from the book”Tujhe mere geet bulate hain” by Sanjeev Tanwar).

Today’s song is a delightful duet of Lata and Hemant Kumar. Let us now enjoy it….


Song-Nazron se chhup gaya hai taqdeer ka saweraa (Daaku Ki Ladki)(1954) Singer-Lata, Hemant Kumar , Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

nazron se ae
chhup gaya hai ae ae
taqdeer kaa aa savera

nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
ham rah gaye tadap kar
munh zindagi ne phera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera

duniya mein ham ye kaisi taqdeer le ke aaye
tukde dil-o-jigar ke
ashkon mein muskuraaye
hansti hai mujhpe kismat
rota hai pyaar meraa

girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera

aaja ki dil liye hai maayoosiyaan nazar mein
ek shamma jal rahi hai
teri yaad ki jigar mein
baaki hai har taraf ab chhaaya hua andhera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa


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Blog Day :

4425 Post No. : 15845

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 64
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Ten years ago on this date (29 august 2010), as many as seven songs from seven different movies were covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog song post number Song Movie-Year Remarks
2864 Haay mera dil le gaya koi aake ishaaron se Parbat 1952 Movie YIPPEED
2865 I love you O madam Dulhan 1958 5 songs covered (out of 8)
2866 Chaand ko dekho ji Chaand Mere Aaja 1960 6 songs covered out of 7. The seventh song too is apparently part of an already covered song
2867 Pyaase panchhi neel gagan mein geet milan ke gaayen Pyaase Panchhi 1960 5 songs covered out of 10
2868 Apni bhi kyaa zindagi hai niraali Aas Ka Panchhi 1961 YIPPEED
2869 Beta jamoore kah de duniya ko lalkaar ke Biraadari 1966 YIPPEED
2870 Chup ho aaj kaho kyaa hai baat Chhattees Ghante 1974 YIPPEED

“Dulhan”(1958) is still eligible for Blog Ten year Challenge” ten years later today (29 august 2020). The movie had nine songs in it and five of them have been covered so far.

Here are these songs of “Dulhan”(1958) that have been covered so far:-

Song Posted On
Jiyaa sharmaaye nazar jhuki jaaye 07.08.2010
I love you Madam Multiple version song 29.08.2010
Mooliram aur bhindimal ka nikal gayaa hai deewaala 14.04.2012
Mere gore gore gaal 25.11.2018

Here is the sixth song from “Dulhan”(1958) to appear in the blog. The picturisation shows Nirupa Roy leaving Raj Kaumar, but then changes her mind. Some dialogue from Raj Kumar are followed by a few lines of Hemant Kumar after which it is all Asha Bhonsle. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

HFGK mentions this song as a female solo, and the audio of the song is indeed a female solo song in Asha Bhonsle’s voice, but we can see from the picturisation that the song begins with Hemant Kumar’s voice. Remark in HFGK mentions that this song was sung by Hemant Kumar in a prose form. We can see that the picturisation combines these two seemingly separate songs to form what looks like a duet song. Incidentally, no records were made of Hemant Kumar version and it is there only in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra while BTYC details were provided by Avinash Scrapwala.

Lyrics of video link:(contains Hemant Kumar`s voice while the song begins)
video link:

audio link(does not contains Hemant Kumar`s lines)

Song-Rukne lage kadam aur…Kaise jaaoon main piyaa (Dulhan)(1958) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

(dialogues)

rukne lagey kadam
aur jhukne lagi nigaahein
aasaan ho chali hain
ulfat ki apni raahein

kaissey
jaaoon main piyaa.aaa
moraa..aaa maaney na jiyaa
tooney mujh pe
na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiyaa

kaissey jaaoon main piya
mora maaney na jiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiya
kaissey jaaoon main piya
mora maaney na jiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiyaa

ye mulaaqaat kaissi hamaari huyee
ye mulaaqaat kaissi hamaari huyee
main to pehli nazar mein tumhaari huyi
tum to nikley balamwa badey hi chhaliyaa
tum to nikley balamwa badey hi chhaliyaa
kaissey jaaoon main piya
mora maaney na jiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiyaa

bairi duniya ki baaton mein aanaa nahin
bairi duniya ki baaton mein aanaa nahin
mujhe dil se kabhi tum bhulaanaa nahin
charnon mein tumhaari rahoongi rasiya
charnon mein tumhaari rahoongi rasiya
kaissey jaaoon main piya
mora maaney na jiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiya
kaissey jaaoon main piya
mora maaney na jiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiya
tooney mujh pe na jaaney kaissa jaadu kiyaa


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Blog Day :

4425 Post No. : 15843

Today’s song is from the film Hill Station-1957.

The peak of the Golden Era of HFM was in the decade of the 50’s. In this decade, probably all operating MDs gave their best songs and the ordinary, common music loving film goer did not know how much good music he could digest. For some, it was almost an indigestion with excessive indulgence in good, Divine music and this condition had no medicine. The music lovers had to endure and enjoy the excess provision of his choicest music.

1957 – what an year it was! The best year in the Golden Era! The best year in the 50s! The best year for melody and music! Such wonderful films came in this year!!! The lineup of 1957 films looks like the selection of the creamy layer in everlasting music – ‘Mother India’, ‘Pyasa’, ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’, ‘Bhabhi’, ‘Asha’, ‘Miss Mary’, ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’, ‘Paying Guest’, ‘Nau Do Gyarah’, ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’. ‘Nausherwaan e Adil, ‘Gateway Of India’, ‘Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke, ‘Kathputali’, ‘Sharada’ . . . Films like Baarish, Ab Dilli door nahin, Abhiman, Bada Bhai, Begunah, Beti, Chhote Babu, Coffee House, Dushman, Johnny Walker, Miss Bombay, Miss India, Mr. X, Narsi Bhagat, Paak Daaman, Pawanputra Hanuman, Ustad, Zamana, Garma Garam had equally melodious songs like other films mentioned, albeit may not be so famous. Films produced in Madras were quite popular. AVM’s ‘Bhabhi’, ‘Miss Mary’ and ‘Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke’, Prasad Production’s first Hindi film ‘Sharda’, and MV Raman’s film ‘Asha’ played havoc with their captive audiences. Films from south somehow have always concocted a success formula, mixing comedy, tragedy, social message, excellent production values and above all superb music, which made their films very popular everywhere.

Satyen Bose’s ‘Bandi’ brought together all the three Ganguly brothers in one film for the first time. Later he would repeat this feat in ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ in 1958. ‘Musaafir’, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s first Hindi film as a director, was an experimental film depicting the phases of life – birth, life, death and rejuvenation, symbolically through a succession of tenants in a house on rent. Director Amiya Chakravarty’s competition with Gyan Mukherjee came to an end with his unexpected demise while the making of ‘Kathputali’ was in progress. The film was completed by Nitin Bose. (Later, Gyan Mukherjee also passed away while making ‘Sitaron Se Aagey’ (1958) which was later completed by Satyen Bose. Both films had the same story and same heroine).

With the musical blockbuster ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ from Filmistan, Nasir Hussain introduced his own success formula of entertaining films and minted crores by repeating it several times, in a new garb. This film changed Shammi Kapoor’s luck, and made him an A grade actor. However, it did not much benefit the heroine Ameeta. She remained where she was – a second grade actress. Filmistan also released ‘Paying Guest’, with chocolate hero Dev Anand, with superb music and songs composed by SD Burman. Dev also featured in ‘Nau Do Gyarah’, another musical entertainer from Navketan, his home production company.

A surprise hit that year was the socio-religious film ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere’. The song “Zara Saamne To AaO Chhaliye” became the unexpected top song of the year and an iconic one at that! ‘Apradhi Kaun’ was genuinely an excellent detective story. Amiya Chakravarty’s ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’ was a hit due to its superb music, though its cast was quite ordinary. ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ got the national award. Amiya Chakravarty and Gope passed away this year. Nimmi got married. Vividh Bharati started its broadcast on 3rd October 1957.

Compared to all these musical giants. today’s film Hill Station-57 was not at all comparable. MD Hemant Kumar gave music to 9 films in 1957 alone- must be his maximum for any year. Music Aficionados still debate vehemently whether Hemant Kumar was a better singer or a better MD. As MD, he gave music to 55 films, composing 423 songs. As a singer he sang 320 songs in 173 films. In 1957, while he gave music to 9 films, he actually sang songs in 12 films.

I have not seen this film – that time or even at a later time, because I was not a fan of Bina Rai or Pradeep Kumar. Produced by A A Nadiadwala, for the banner- Pushpa Pictures, this Social film was directed by Shakti Samant. In the cast were also, K N Singh, Maruti, Prtotima Devi, Krishnakant, Shyama,Sheela Vaz and many others, including a Dog named Tiger. I always wondered, how can anybody name a Dog as Tiger, when Tigers are never known to be named as Dog. And then, what’s the role of a Dog in a Social film ? Of course in some films, trained dogs do some story turning acts, as in film ” Hum aapke hain Kaun-94″

In Hindi films, there are some senior actors ( I mean, those who have been in films for more than 25-30 years), who remained quiet, without attracting much comments or getting even few lines in the film reviews. They came, stayed and went as quietly as they remained in films. Actors like Sankatha Prasad, Niranjan Sharma,Habib, Anwar, Shaikh, Shivraj etc etc. One such name was Krishna Kant.

The name of krishna kant or K K is known to many people. Krishnakant ( 15-9-1922 to 24-10-2016) was a noted character actor of long standing. His career spanned from 1943 to 1989, a whopping 46 years. After retirement he had settled in Surat, Gujarat. His life story has been made into a Gujarati book ” Guzra hua zamana” written by the famous author Shri Biren Kothari ji. He has gifted me a copy of this book. Reading this book takes you into those times.KK had a knack of telling the history in an interesting way, with a lot many photographs. Till the last day (94 years) his memory was excellent. During my visit to Surat in early 2016, I could not meet him, due to paucity of time. This will pinch me forever. Our Sudhir ji and Bakshish Singh ji met him, when they went to Surat to meet Harsh Raghuwanshi ji.

Krishnakant acted in 109 Hindi, 16 Gujarati, 2 Bangla and 2 English movies. He has also directed 2 Hindi and 13 Gujarati films. In addition, he was active on TV in his later years. He acted in 8 Hindi and 6 Gujarati serials and directed 3 Hindi serials. He also acted in 1 Hindi and 7 Gujarati stage dramas. Here is a short Bio data of him-

Krishnakant (15-9-1922 to 24-10-2016)
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Gujarati and Hindi actor and director born in Howrah, Bengal, as Krishnakant Maganlal Bukhanwala. Son of a textile engineer; educated in Surat and in Bombay. Obtained a diploma in radio and electrical engineering (1940); then joined the Rooptara Studio in Bombay, working in the sound department. Assisted Nitin Bose for five years, then worked with Arvind Sen on Muqaddar (also acting in it) and with Subodh Mukherjee (Paying Guest, 1957). First major acting role in Phani Majumdar’s Andolan; other notable roles are a paralytic in Amiya Chakravarty’s Patita and the villain in Shakti Samanta’s Detective. Left films in the late 50s to concentrate on Gujarati theatre work (e.g. Pravin Joshi’s Manas Name Karigar) mainly with Harkrishen Mehta’s group. Returned to cinema in the early 70s; turned to direction with Dakurani Ganga, adapting Mehta’s novel Pravaha Paltavyo. Directed a series of Gujarati films based on plays or films from other languages: e.g. Visamo is based on Harkrishen Mehta’s play, in which he acted the role of an old teacher, recalling Paranjpe’s Oon Paoos (1954) and Panthulu’s School Master (1958). Also adapted Anant Mane’s Manini (1961) as Maa Dikri. With these films he introduced a novel style of urban entertainment to Gujarati cinema, although relying on conventional reformist melodrama plots about the joint family, the generation gap and the exploitation of women. Also noted actor on Hindi and Gujarati television.

FILMOGRAPHY (* also d): 1943: Paraya Dhan; 1950: Chor, Muqaddar; Mashaal; 1951: Andolan; 1952: Daag; Tamasha; Zalzala; 1953: Patita; 1954: Baadbaan; Dhobi Doctor; Naukri; 1955: Faraar; Subse Bada Rupaiya; Ghar Ghar Mein Diwali; Seema; 1956: Sailaab; Jagte Raho; Patrani; Sudarshan Chakra; Dhola Maru; 1957: Agra Road; Bandi; Begunah; Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke; Yahudi Ki Ladki; Bhabhi; 1958: Ghar Sansar; Detective; Howrah Bridge; Mehndi; Parvarish; Post Box 999; Delhi Ka Thug; 1959: Insaan Jaag Utha; Satta Bazaar; Madhu; Ghar Ghar Ki Baat; Jaalsaaz; 1960: Jaali Note; 1961: Tanhaai; 1963: Jivno Jugari; Vanraj Chavdo; 1969: Do Raaste; Kanku; 1971: Duniya Kya Jaane; Hathi Mere Saathi; Pyar Ki Kahani; Sharmilee; Paraya Dhan; 1972: Mere Jeevan Saathi; Do Chor; Annadata; Gunsundari No Ghar Sansar; 1973: Gaai Aur Gori; Suraj Aur Chanda; Mr Romeo; Manchali; 1974: Parinay; Ajnabi; Trimurti; Vardan; Aarop; 1975: Anari; Kala Sona; Sant Surdas; 1976: Deewangee; Koi Jeeta Koi Haara; Sajjo Rani; Dakurani Ganga*; 1977: Jagriti; Kulavadhu*; 1978: Khoon Ki Pukar; Visamo*; Maa Dikri*; Ghar Sansar*; 1979: Sonba Ane Rupba*; 1980: Maniyaro*; Meru Mulande*; Jog Sanjog*; 1981: Hotel; 1982: Prem Lagna*; Dharmo*; Jawabdaar*; 1983: Main Awara Hoon; Poojana Phool; 1986: Teesra Kinara*; Chhota Admi*; 1988: Kharidar.

(adapted from Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema).

Today’s song is a very good, typical Lover’s song by Hemant Kumar. The song had its own share of popularity for some time in those days. Now enjoy the song, with Nostalgia…..


Song-Wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan qaraar mila (Hill Station)(1957) Singer-Hemant Kumar, lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan qaraar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan qaraar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain

mili hain pyaar mein dar dar ki thokaren hamko
mili hain pyaar mein dar dar ki thokaren hamko
lagaaye rakhte hain seene se har ghadi gham ko
jo khatm ho na kabhi aisa intazaar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain

sitam hai gham ke samandar mein har khushi doobi
sitam hai gham ke samandar mein har khushi doobi
hamaare ashq mein khud apni zindagi doobi
sahaara de koi aisa na ek baar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan qaraar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain


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 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 :

4423 Post No. : 15840

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.61
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Here, we move on to the second and last movie eligible today for the ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge’.
The movie is ‘Sahaaraa-1958’.

As discussed in earlier post today the other movies represented today ten years back were as under;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ritu aaye ritu jaaye duniyaa rang badalti hai Sahaaraa-1958 07 songs posted
Dil se dil takraaye Love Marriage-1959 All songs covered
Matwaali naar thumak thumak chali jaaye Ek Phool Chaar Kaante-1960 All songs covered
Phir ek baar kaho Maayaa-1961 All songs covered
Dekhi anaadi teri preet Biraadari-1966 All songs covered
Kaun sunegaa kisko sunaayen Sautan Ki Beti-1989 01 song posted

“Sahaara”(1958) had ten songs in it, including one three version song. Two parts of that three version song is covered in the blog in this post. One of its versions could not be covered because that version does not seem to be available. Counting the two versions as two separate songs (as is the case in HFGK), the seven posts in the blog have covered eight songs from the movie so far. The fact that this is a three version song was discovered by me while going through the HFGK entries for this movie. The entries of this song has been updated accordingly, by adding part 3 of this song there. Part 2 ‘Aaghaz muhabbat ki baaten kya faydaa ab dohraane se’ appearently is not available as of now.

Here are the details of the eight songs from “Sahaara”(1958) discussed so far in the blog:-

Song Posted On Remarks
So jaa dukhiyaare 24.06.2009
Ritu aaye ritu jaaye duniyaa rang badalti hai 27.08.2010
Billi bajaaye baajaa 26.11.2010
Andhhon se dayaa karnaa daataa 12.12.2010
Mujhe tarke taalluk ke liye samjhaaya jaata hai 12.12.2011 Three part song, one part unavailable
Chham chham chham chham chale wo maa 16.06.2015
Ban ke suhaagan rahi abhaagan 18.12.2016

We can see that the movie made its debut on the blog on 24.06.2009 i.e. more than eleven years ago.

Well, when I noticed that the music director of this movie is Hemant Kumar and moreover lyrics were written by Bharat Vyas I was more than happy to take a song for presentation and do not want to miss this opportunity (because of special reasons 😊 which is the matter of another post, so keep visiting the blog 😊).

“Sahaaraa-1958’ was directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for ‘Tasviristaan, Bombay’. It was produced by Kuldeep Sehgal. The movie had Meena Kumari, M. Rajan, Daisi Irani, Manoj Kumar, Geeta Sinha, Kuldeep Kaur, Kanhaiyalal, Badri Prasad Leela Mishra, Sundar, Niranjan Sharma, Sagar, Rinku, Shakeel Nomani, Khanna, Black & White, Kardar, Ameer Banu, Chandabai, Sadhna, Maya Das, Kanchanmala and others.The movie was passed by Censor Board on 08.08.1958.

Music of this movie was composed by Hemant Kumar. And lyrics for all the ten songs were written by Bharat Vyas.

The song under discussion is sung by Protima Bannerjee and composed by Hemant Kumar.

Lyrics of this song reminds me of another such song from the movie ‘Jai Santoshi Maa-1975’ – ‘jo dukh se ghabra jaaye wo nahin hind ki naari’. I think we have many songs in Hindi movies falling in this category where the ‘Bhartiya Naari’ is eulogized for her strength and sacrifices for the sake of her family. Today’s song happens in this situation in the movie.

The song is a background song where Meena Kumari can be seen travelling in a ‘bullock-cart’ returning from her ‘In-Laws house’, where her father in law requested her to suffer for the mistake of his own daughter to save his ‘prestige’ in the society …

I have not watched the full movie so can’t say much about it and its other songs …

If we can locate the missing part of the three part song then this song would see the movie getting YIPPEED. But seeing that one part of the song remains uncovered, this movie too remains technically unYIPPEED.


Song-Har dukhda sahnewaali munh se na kuchh kahnewaali(Sahaara)(1958) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Protima Bannerjee, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Hemant Kumar
Both

Lyrics

har dukhdaa sahnewaali
munh se naa kuchh kehnewaali
har dukhdaa sahnewaali
munh se na kuchh kehnewaali
tyaag aur sewa mein
jo duniyaa se nyaari hai
haan aa aa aa
tyaag aur sewa mein
jo duniyaa se nyaari hai

dharti si dheeraj waali
ye bharat ki naari hai
bharat ki naari hai
bharat ki naari hai

ghar ki laaj ko dharm jo samjhe
karam kare sukhkaari ee
angaaron mein kood pade jo
samajh use phulwaari ee
ghar ki laaj ko dharm jo samjhe
karam kare sukhkaari ee
angaaron mein kood pade jo
samajh usey phulwaari ee

ho o o o aa aa
har aansoo peenewaali
honthon ko seenewaali

mar mar kar jeenewaali
aisi sannaari hai
haan aa aa aa
mar mar kar jeenewaali
aisi sannaari hai

dharti si dheeraj waali
ye bharat ki naari hai
bharat ki naari hai
bharat ki naari hai

gangaa si nirmal hai jiski
jamuna jaisi kaayaa aa
aisi devi apne sar par
le le dosh paraayaa aa
gangaa si nirmal hai jiski
jamuna jaisi kaayaa aa
aisi devi apne sar par
le le dosh paraayaa aa

ho o o o o aa
qurbaani karnewaali
hans hans kar marnewaali

jiske balidaanon ke aagey
duniyaa haari hai
haan aa aa aa
jiske balidaanon ke aagey
duniyaa haari hai ae

dharti si dheeraj waali
ye bharat ki naari hai
bharat ki naari hai
bharat ki naari hai
har dukhdaa sahnewaali
munh se naa kuchh kehnewaali
tyaag aur sewa mein
jo duniyaa se nyaari hai
aa aa aa aa
tyaag aur sewa mein
jo duniyaa se nyaari hai

dharti si dheeraj waali
ye bharat ki naari hai
bharat ki naari hai
bharat ki naari hai

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हर दुखड़ा सहनेवाली
मुंह से ना कुछ कहनेवाली
हर दुखड़ा सहनेवाली
मुंह से ना कुछ कहनेवाली
त्याग और सेवा में
जो दुनिया से न्यारी है
हाँ आ आ आ
त्याग और सेवा में
जो दुनिया से न्यारी है

धरती सी धीरज वाली
ये भारत की नारी है
भारत की नारी है
भारत की नारी है

घर की लाज को धर्म जो समझे
करम करे सुखकारी ई
अंगारों में कूद पड़े जो
समझ उसे फूलवारी ई
घर की लाज को धर्म जो समझे
करम करे सुखकारी ई
अंगारों में कूद पड़े जो
समझ उसे फूलवारी ई

हो ओ ओ ओ आ आ
हर आँसू पीनेवाली
होंठों को सीनेवाली

मर मर कर जीनेवाली
ऐसी सन्नारी है
हाँ आ आ आ
मर मर कर जीनेवाली
ऐसी सन्नारी है

धरती सी धीरज वाली
ये भारत की नारी है
भारत की नारी है
भारत की नारी है

गंगा सी निर्मल है जिसकी
जमुना जैसी काया आ
ऐसी देवी अपने सर पर
ले ले दोष पराया आ
गंगा सी निर्मल है जिसकी
जमुना जैसी काया आ
ऐसी देवी अपने सर पर
ले ले दोष पराया आ

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ आ
कुर्बानी करनेवाली
हंस हंस कर मरनेवाली

जिसके बलिदानों के आगे
दुनिया हारी है
हाँ आ आ आ
जिसके बलिदानों के आगे
दुनिया हारी है

धरती सी धीरज वाली
ये भारत की नारी है
भारत की नारी है
भारत की नारी है
हर दुखड़ा सहनेवाली
मुंह से ना कुछ कहनेवाली
त्याग और सेवा में
जो दुनिया से न्यारी है
आ आ आ आ
त्याग और सेवा में
जो दुनिया से न्यारी है

धरती सी धीरज वाली
ये भारत की नारी है
भारत की नारी है
भारत की नारी है


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

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“Jagadguru Shankaracharya-1955” was directed by S. Fattelal for ‘Celestial Pictures, Bombay’. It had Abhi Bhattacharya, Sulochana Chatterjee, Asha Mathur, Sapru, Krishnakumari, Ramesh Sinha, Durga Khote, Baby Nanda, Kanchanmala, Arvind Pandya, Helen, Sheri Mohan, Madhvi, Mohini, Lotan, Eruch Tarapur, C.J. Pande, Devchand, Natwar Chauhan, Champak Lala and others.

This movie had nine songs (as per HFGK- Vol-III, 1951-1960) written by Bharat Vyas and composed by Avinash Vyas. Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mohd Rafi and Pinakin Shah had given their voices to the songs in this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 12.11.1955.

So far, only two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Song Date of posting
Hey ji Natwar naagar murli adhar dhar 07.10.2012
Jaago hey jaago jaago hey mahaakaal 14.11.2013

Today 20th August is the thirty-sixth ‘Remembrance anniversary’ of music director Avinash Vyas ((21 July 1912 – 20 August 1984). On this occasion here is a song from ‘Jagadguru Shankaracharya-1955’ sung by Hemant Kumar and composed by Avinash Vyas. Lyrics are by Bharat Vyas ji.

After getting associated with this blog I had got many opportunities to listen and share the songs composed by Avinash Vyas ji.

I was not aware of his work or rather his great work to the contribution of Hindi Cinema and Gujarati Cinema and Non-Film music in Gujarati. During the preparation of this post I came across this article by A.M. Vaishnav ji on ‘songs of yore’ here and also there I found comments by our Arun ji giving a brief about Avinash Vyas ji which I am reproducing below;

His full name was AVINASH ANANDRAI VYAS. His wife Sulochana Vyas was a singer and son Gaurang was/is a Music Director.
He was a multifaceted personality. he was a composer, lyricist, playback singer and writer too. In fact, he has written 75 Dance Ballets, in few of which Asha Parekh has also danced. he published 6 books in Gujrati, the last being” Vartul”-1983.
he gave music to 53 Hindi and 175 Gujrati films and 1 Rajasthani film. he got Gujrat Govt awards 10 times. The Sangeet Natak Academy of Gujrat gave him an award. He was given Padmashree in 1970. he made 8 Foreign stage shows. he had acted in a Gujrati film,” Gorakhdhanda”-1949.
His most famous film Har har Mahadev-1950 is also my favourite one.
Though neglected in Hindi, he was honoured suitably in Gujrat, in his life time.

Additional information-
Avinash Vyas collaborated with great songwriters like Qamar Jalalabadi, Madan, Prem Dhawan, Pradeep Patel, Gopal Singh Nepali, Badrinath Vyas, Sadiq Lakhnavi, Devendra, Pt. Sagar, Indeevar, Nilkanth Tiwari, Sagar Husain, Qamar Jalalabadi, Kavi Pradeep, Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Bharat Vyas, B. P. Bhargav, Raja Nene, Ramesh Gupta, Shamim Jaipuri, Indra Chandra, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Pt. Mukhram Sharma, Pt. Madhur and Ramesh Shastri.
Avinash’s compostitions were sung by the melodious voices of great singers like Mohammed Rafi, Suman Hemadi Kalyanpur, Anand Kumar Chitragupta, Badrinath Vyas, Dilraj Kaur, Sulochana Kadam, Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Meena Kapoor, Ameerbai Karnataki, Krishna Kalle, Mahendra Kapoor, Madhubala Zaveri, , Mohan Tara, Lata Mangeshkar, Sudha Malhotra, S. Balbir, Husn Ara, Kavi Pradeep and Usha Mangeshkar.

I am sure Arun ji must have written in details about Avinash Vyas ji on this blog too, but I have to find and read that post.

In my childhood I must have watched many black & white Hindi movies where music was composed by Avinash Vyas, unaware of who the music director was. However, the song ‘tere dwaar khadaa bhagwaan’ from ‘Waaman Avtaar-1955’ is my all-time favorite and I would also like to mention the songs from ‘Chakradhaari-1954’ which I watched during my stay at Nagpur (exactly four years back around this time i.e. 15/16 August’2016) where I liked all the wonderful songs this movie has.

Paying our tributes to the music director Avinash Vyas today, let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Bade bade dhoondhhe pahaad aur kan mein dhoondhna bhool gaye (Jagadguru Shankaracharya)(1955) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

bade bade dhoondhe pahaad
aur kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae

bade bade dhoondhe pahaad
aur kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bade bade dhoondhe pahaad
aur kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae

bade bade pothe padh padh ke
bante ho vidwaan
raamaayan mahaabharat dhoondhi
dhoondhe ved puraan
dhoondhe ved puraan
par apne saans ki chhoti si
dhadkan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye

saanjh savere jamunaa jal se
ragad ragad tan dhote
aur use dhoondhne
ganga ji mein lagaa rahe ho gotey ae ae
lagaa rahe ho gotey
par kisi deen ki ankhiyan ke
ansuwan mein dhoondhna bhool gaye
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bade bade dhoondhe pahaad
aur kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बड़े बड़े ढूंढे पहाड़
और कण में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
कण में ढूंढना भूल गए ए

बड़े बड़े ढूंढे पहाड़
और कण में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए

बड़े बड़े ढूंढे पहाड़
और कण में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए

बड़े बड़े पोथे पढ़ पढ़ के
बनते हो विद्वान्
रामायण महाभारत ढूंढी
ढूंढें वेद पुराण
ढूंढें वेद पुराण
पर अपने सांस की छोटी सी
धड़कन में ढूंढना भूल गए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए

सांझ सवेरे जमुना जल से
रगड़ रगड़ तन धोते
और उसे ढूंढने
गंगा जी में लगा रहे हो गोते ए
लगा रहे हो गोते
पर किसी दीन की अंखियन के
अंसुवन में ढूंढना भूल गए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए
बड़े बड़े ढूंढे पहाड़
और कण में ढूंढना भूल गए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए


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

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4363 Post No. : 15689

I do not remember when was the last time that I wrote about a NFS. I guess it might have been about 4-5 years ago. There is no specific reason for this gap. I came across a good NFS by Hemant kumar-my favourite singer- that prompted me to take it up for discussion today.

1936 to 1956 was a period when NFS were very very popular, not only in India, but wherever in the world Indian population lived. In western Music, NFS has been a routine since the beginning. For India, where different types of Music existed, it was not possible for one type of music to be popular all over the country. In olden days, like in the period of 1900 to 1940s, the Royalties of various states, depending upon the King’s or the Nawab’s liking and understanding, gave support to Classical music or Ghazals etc. Many Classical singers and Ghazal singers won the Patronage of different states. For the common public, there used to be Jalsas, stage shows or Mushayaras etc. The audience used to be different for each type of singing.

It was somewhere in the mid 1930s when an enterprising pair of a writer and a Musician decided to promote a new type of presentation – singing of Geets. Geet was a type of song which existed in Poetry, but it was not connected with Music in any way. Poet Lyricist Faiyyaz Hashmi and Musician Kamal Dasgupta identified a few aspiring singers and recorded Hashmi’s Geets in their voice. Probably the first ever such Non Filmi Song – a Geet – came out as a 78 RPM record. From 1934 to 1945, this pair (Faiyyaz and Kamal) made NFS extremely popular all over the country. For their 400 recorded songs (in Bangla and Hindi), they selected singers like Jagmohan, Pankaj Mullick, Talat Mahmood, Juthika Roy, Hemant Kumar and few others to sing these Non Film Songs. The NFS thus got established.

Those readers, who are in the age bracket of 60 to 85, will surely remember the popular NFS during their younger days. Sometimes the sales of such NFS exceeded even the popular Film songs! These NFS were popular from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, irrespective of the language barrier. Some of the popular NFS of yore were by Hemant Kumar, Geeta Dutt, Juthika Roy, Jagmohan, K L Saigal, Pankaj Mullick etc. Seeing the popularity of these NFS, even the Film Singers cut their NFS records. Some of them were Lata, Asha, Rafi, Mukesh, Shamshad Begum, Manna Dey, Laxmi Shankar, Jaddan bai, Noorjehan and even Indurani etc etc. These lists are only indicative and not exhaustive.

Today’s NFS is sung by Hemant Kumar (16.6.1920 – 26.9.1989). Hemant Kumar was very fond of singing from his childhood. While in school, one day, one teacher was absent and the period was blank. The boys started pressing HK to sing a song. He too, enthusiastically started singing and all the students started beating the benches to give ‘ music’ to his song. All this commotion went to the Head Master’s room. He came and Hemant was sent home immediately. Next day, his parents met the Headmaster, said sorry and Hemant was allowed in the school again. While he was in H.S.C. he got a call from A.I.R to sing songs.

After HSC, he joined Engineering college, but after an year, he left it and started singing. Columbia cut his few records in Bangla. Then came Bangla film playback singing in film “Nimai Sanyas”. In 1942 he gave a playback in hindi film ‘Meenakshi’-42, under the baton of Panbkaj Mullick. However there was no record issued. In film ‘Irada’-44, Pt. Amarnath gave him an opportunity to sing.

After film ‘Anand Math’-52, he came into Hindi films as an MD. He continued to sing songs even for any MD, who wanted him. Thus he sang more songs for other MDs than for his own films as MD ! On Lata’s insistence, he sang Marathi Koli Geet and some film songs too, in Marathi. He also sang in Gujarati, Punjabi,Oriya and Assamese language films. Vishwa Bharati gave him D.Litt. Sangeet Natak Akademi awarded him in 87. He refused Padmashree and later Padma Bhushan awards.

Today’s song is written by Fayyaz Hashmi, with music by Kamal Dasgupta. This must have been recorded sometime in the early 40s. This song is included in the 1961 LP No.33 E Sx 4252 ” Geets of Hemant Kumar.”

In the 1940s, Kamal Dasgupta was a star composer. He had many firsts to his name. He was the most educated man across the industry in those days. He came to the rescue of singers who were trying to break into the music world. He gave music in the most successful films of the 40s. The sale of his private records touched an all-time high. Yet the man behind many unforgettable melodies has been forgotten.

Kamal was born on July 28, 1912, in Kalia village in the district of Jasore, then in British India (now in Bangladesh). He was initiated into music by his father Prashanna Dasgupta. He later learnt it from his brother Bimal Dasgupta. Afterwards, he became a disciple of the legendary Dilip Kumar Roy and Ustad Zamiruddin Khan. He did his matriculation from Calcutta Academy. Later, he completed his B Com from Komila Victoria Collage. He joined Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for his masters. He earned his PhD from BHU for his work on Mirabai’s bhajaans and music.

Kamal Dasgupta was a versatile musical genius. He used to sing modern songs in Bangala, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil. He was a brilliant composer who composed around 8,000 songs. His first composition was recorded in 1932 in the voice of Satyaboti, (she seems to be the mother of actress Leela Desai). His composition was classical based and folk music. Later he tended to lean towards Thumri style and Naats. In 1935, Kamal Dasgupta joined the Gramophone Company of India in Calcutta as a music director. During this stint, he developed a close and lasting association with the poet Nazrul Islam. They became fond of each other and the relationship lasted for eleven years (1934-45). The culmination of their friendship were 400 songs – inspired by the works of the poet.

Calcutta was the major hub of Indian films produced in the 1930s. New Theatres and Madan Pictures were the main studios along with the other companies. After earning a name with his compositions, Kamal tried his luck in films. His first picture was Pandit Moshai (1936) in Bangla which was followed by Sarbjanin, Vivahotsab and Devyani between 1936-1942. The legendary actor, director Prathmesh Chandra Barua was impressed by his music and gave him a break in Jawaab in 1942. PC Barua directed both the version in Hindi and Bangla. The film was an instant hit. It had cult numbers like Toofan mail ye duniya toofan mail, Ae chand chhup na jana and Kuchh yaad na rahe.

Kamal Dasgupta’s next film was MP productions social, Hospital, starring Kanan Devi, Ahindra Choudhary and Heeralal. The very same year he did another Barua Production, Ranee. The cast included J Ganguly, Kalawati, PC Barua and Jamuna. Like his earlier films, his music became popular. Kamal Dasgupta was as successful in films as he was in his private recording career.

In 1944, he moved to Bombay and did the film Meghdoot (1945), based on the Sanskrit poet Kalidas. Leela Desai and Sahu Modak were in the lead. The film was directed by the legendary Debki Kumar Bose. During his stay in Bombay, he did several films across different genres. His next film was Arabian Nights, directed by Niren Lahari. The cast included Kanan Devi, Nawab and Robin Majumdar. All the numbers of the film became very popular. The same year, he did a social film Bindiya, starring Ragini, Amar, M Shakeer and E Billimoriya. The film was directed by CM Luhar. Kamal Das Gupta used the voices of Anima Dasgupta, Kalyani Das, Hemant Kumar and Amar. His next film was the mythological Krishna Leela (1946) which was directed by Debki Kumar Bose and had Kanan Devi and Paresh Banerjee in the lead. 1946 was the busiest year for Kamal Das Gupta. He did Zameen Asmaan for director Dwarka Khosla, starring Ranjana, Jeevan and Kusum Deshpande.

Coming back to Calcutta, he did Faisala (1947) followed by Manmani. The film had Ragini and Jairaj in the lead. The film was directed by Sarvottam Badami. His last film with his mentor PC Barua was Iran Ki Ek Raat (1949) – a costume drama, starring Jamuna, Narang, Chandrakant and Chandrawati. Its melodious number were: Ulfat mein jise banaya tha, Chhalke chhalke sarabein jawani ke palaye, Kaun hai teer andaaj bada, Ae dil kya and Khel hai ye zindagi. His last release was Phulwari in 1951. He had 40 films to his credit. He gave music to 17 Hindi films. His first film was Jawab-42 and the last Hindi film was Phulwari-51. He had also sung 1 song in Hindi in film Jawab-42.

Following this, the maverick composer got completely disillusioned by the film industry and recording companies. His favourite songs which were sold in the lakhs didn’t carry his name on the jackets. At the age of 44, he married his favourite singer, Firoza Begum and embraced Islam. Kamal Dasgupta, by now, became Kareemuddin Ahmed. He kept on doing movies whenever an offer came. His last film in Bangla was Bodhu Baran in 1967.

He shifted to Dhaka. When Bangladesh became independent, he became a citizen in 1972. The composer was a man of taste. He owned a Buick, a rare thing in Calcutta in the 1950s. He was a great human being. He fed hundreds of people during the Bengal famine. He was also extremely fond of cricket. He was blessed with three sons – Shafin Ahmed, Hamin Ahmed and Tahsin Ahmed. They followed their father in music and cricket. Two brothers played cricket at the state level and Hamin Ahmed was selected for the national team of Bangladesh. Kamal Das Gupta with his failing health and lack of proper medical treatment succumbed to his ailments and passed away in Dhaka on July 28, 1974, at the age of 62.

With all his work in film line, his name will be remembered forever, for making the Geet form of songs in Hindi and Bangla, popular in India. His pioneering contribution to promoting the Non Film Songs, is beyond words. Music lovers throughout the country are indebted to him for this work. Poet Lyricist Faiyaz Hashmi and composer Kamal Dasgupta were regularly churning out wonderful melodies on 78 RPM every month and listeners all over India were enjoying them fully. Surprisingly, while Kamal’s name was written correct, Hashmi was credited in several ways like F Hashmi, F. Hashmi, Faiaz Hashmi, Faiaz Hashumi, Faiyaz Hashmi, Faiyyaz Hashami, Falyyaz Hashmi, Fayyaz Hashimi etc.

Actually,in 1985,Jagmohan Sursagar wrote in his Autobiography…..

” In the initial stages Kamal Dasgupta was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore’s songs and compositions(Rabindra sangeet) were extremely popular, but were limited to Bangla people only. Ghazal, qawwali, Dadra, Naat, Thumri, Hori, Kajari etc used to come to market but had a very limited listenership. These never reached the top.

” The fusion of Ghazal,Dadra and Qawali with Bangla Geet style gave birth to Hindi Non Film Songs or geets. As such Geet had a known and accepted place in Literature, but not in Music. To establish this new Genre, Kamal babu used lyrics by Pt.Madhur, Pt. Anjum and Faiyaz Hashmi, got them sung by Jagmohan, Hemant, Talat, Juthika etc. Their records were inscribed with ‘ Hindi Geet (Hindustani Song) ‘. What thus started as NFS Geet from 1936 continued upto next 20 years non stop. “

(adapted, with thanks, from an article by Sharad Dutt, in milleniumpost.in, ‘Yaad kiya Dil ne’ by Subhash Chandra Jadhav and my notes.)

Today’s song is a lovely NFS. I am sure you will love it too.


Song- Main saaz bajaaun tum gaao (Hemant Kumar NFS)(1943) Singer- Hemant Kumar, Lyricist- Faiyaz Hashmi, MD- Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics

Main saaz bajaaun oon
tum gaao o
tum gaao
Main saaz bajaaun oon
tum gaao o
tum gaao
taaaron main main tumhen suna doon
is dil ki jhankaar aar
geeton mein tum mujhse keh do
chhupi baat ek baar
taaaron main main tumhen suna doon
is dil ki jhankaar aar
geeton mein tum mujhse keh do
chhupi baat ek baar
main tumko kuchh samjhaaun
tum mujhko kuchh samjhaao
main tumko kuchh samjhaaun
tum mujhko kuchh samjhaao
Main saaz bajaaun oon
tum gaao o
tum gaao

mere sur mein dard chhupaa ho o
ek jaadoo ho geet tumhaara
mere sur mein dard chhupaa ho o
ek jaadoo ho geet tumhaara
hum tum donon milen jahaan aan
hum tum donon milen jahaan
(?) wo dariya ka kinaara
meri dhun par maujen tadpen
meri dhun par maujen tadpen
tum geet se lehron ko sharmaao o
tum geet se lehron ko sharmaao o
Main saaz bajaaun oon
tum gaao o
tum gaao


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