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This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4455 Post No. : 15928

Today is 35th birthday of Ranbir Kapoor, son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, grandson of Raj Kapoor and great-grandson of the formidable Prithvi Raj Kapoor.

Talking of Prithvi Raj Kapoor, reminds of Mughal-e-Azam, where the first generation of Kapoorkhandaan as Shehenshah Akbar, over shadowed his mild crown prince Salim, played by a demure Dilip Kumar. Right, as a friend commented, Dilip Kumar looked like a mouse in front of Prithvi Raj Kapoor.

So Ranbir Kapoor is the chashm-e-chiraag, the fourth generation of Kapoor clan, to make a name and fame in the film industry. Critically acclaimed actor in his own right, some say he is the best actor in the whole family. That may be true. But I may not be qualified to be a judge of that. I have seen some very old movies of Prithvi raj Kapoor, like Sikandar-e-azam and Pukaar, where he looks exactly like Shashi Kapoor. Back in the 80’s when Sohrab Modidied, the Bombay Doordarshan had shown some of his movies, so I got to see those two historical costume drama movies. I have seen some of the famous and non-famous movies of Raj Kapoor mainly on TV and cable TV, Teesri Kasam, Sangam, Awara, Chhalia etc. to name a few. Films like Shree 420 and Barsaat I have seen later on youtube. I have seen many movies of Rishi Kapoor again on Cable TV and some in the theatre. The last movie of Rishi Kapoor I remember watching in theatre is “Damini”.

Coming to the 4th generation, I can say that I have loved his film “Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahaani”. Seen a few more films like ‘Wake up Sid” “Rockstar” etc or a few more partly. Sometime in 2011-12 or some time before that I have disconnected my home cable connection. It once got disconnected, we got used to it and we don’t miss the “Ehmaq Dabba”(Idiot box) at all. I go to parents place, where if the TV is on, it sounds like noise pollution to me. Looks also like visual pollution, I can’t help it.

So this way, my connection with new films is severed. What we don’t know, we don’t miss. It is important to keep track of the known things, rather than worrying about the unknown, right!

I have managed to keep the lid on overload of conventional media, and social media in general, but than whatsapp became unavoidable. I can hear the fans of modern technology, shouting “caught you”.

Whatsapp to peechha nahi chhodtaa….

Few years ago, when I read about Facebook book paying multiple bucks and buying over Whatsapp, I wondered what is the source of income of whatsapp, and why would someone pay to buy it. I asked many people, but there was no answer. I googled the question, but there is no satisfactory explanation there too.

A few months ago, my brother shared the links of a song from ‘Money Hiest” of a song called ‘Bella Ciao”. The original, is an Italian revolutionary song, the link is here. Without even knowing what it meant, it was a stirring song. I have heard it a few times since, and it grows on me as I learn more about it.

This is the translation I found with one of the links:

One morning I woke up
goodbye my beautiful, goodbye
one morning I woke up and
I found the invader.

Oh partisan take me away
goodbye my beautiful, goodbye
oh partisan take me away for
I feel like I’m dying.

And if I die as a partisan
goodbye my beautiful, goodbye
and if I die as a partisan
you must bury me.

And you will bury me up there, on the mountain
goodbye my beautiful, goodbye
you will bury me up there on the mountain
under the shadow of a beautiful flower.

And all the people passing by
goodbye my beautiful, goodbye
and all the people passing by will tell me:
what a beautiful flower!

And this is the flower of the partisan
goodbye my beautiful, goodbye
and this is the flower of the partisan
who died for freedom.

Last week after doing this post, I wondered, if there is a hindi film song inspired by Bella ciao. In fact I have a few such songs listed, which I want to write a post about. So one of those projects was finding a song which is copied, lifted or inspired by “Bella ciao”. The search was a short one and google immediately gave this song from the film Besharam(2013). The music is credited to Lalit Pandit(of Jatin-Lalit fame) and lyricist is Rajeev Banwal. The singer is Sujeet Shetty, but the dialogues in between is in the voice of the actors.

As the songis on Ranbir Kapoor, in the movie, so this is the song for the occasion.
As per Peevesie’s Mom, this song reminds peevesie of the song “hum thhe wot hhi” from “chalti ka naam gaadi”. I checked the song and also if it is mentioned in itwofs.com. It turns out the inspiration behind this S D Burman song is the song ‘The Watermelon song’ (1957), by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Video :

Song-Love ki ghanti baj gayi meri (Besharam)(2013) Singers-Sujeet Shetty, Lyrics-Rajeev Barnwal, Music Director-Lalit Pandit
Ranbir Kapoor, Amitosh Nagpal

Lyrics

Love ki ghanti
baj gayi meri
dekhaa ussko
pyaar huaaaa
aankhen phat gayi
tabeeyat nipat gayi
dil meraa kood padaa
pehle ladki
thoda sa bhadki
boli aaye ho tum kyun yahaan
main bola
mera hai good luck
mujhe laayi yehaan
teri maan

(conversation)

haan us ski baatien
nukkad ki chaye
thhodi meethhi thhodi garam
jaise teekhe pyaazi pakode
mirchi dhaniya ka dam m m
gusse mein chamki
di mujhko dhamki
main tas se mas na huaaaa
gaalon pe usske
de daali pappi
dil uss ka phool huaaaa
uuoouuoo

(conversation)

wo khadi thhi
main khadaa thha
nazren takraayee
paas aayi
baahen thhamen
thhoda sharmaayeeee
pyaar se phir
uss ne mujhko
shirt pehnaayaaaa
touch kiya to
dil mein jaise
gudgudi chhaayeeee
heehee
shirt bhi badal daali
ye to setting ho gayi hai
seene se mere
phir wo lipat gayi
aisa zor ka jhatka lagaaaa
mere dil ke radio par
sa re ga ma pa bajne lagaaaa
kaanon mein mere
dheere se bolee
mere hero thhe abtak haan an
main rapat gayaa
wahi salat gayaa
chali pyar ki mast hawaaaa
Love ki ghanti
baj gayi meri
dekhaa ussko
pyaar huaaaa
aankhen phat gayi
tabeeyat nipat gayi
dil meraa kukukood padaa
ookukukuooo
koodaaaa
dil koodaaa
dil bhaagaa
teraa dil bhaagaa
dil bhaagabhaaga
dil bhaagabhaaga
dil bhaagaaaaa
dil koodaa meraa
dil koodaa dil meraa
koodaaaa
dil jhooma jhooma
dil jhooma mera dil
jhoomaaaaaa
dil kudaa meraa dil
jhooma mera dil
bhaagaaaaa

lalalala
lalalalala
lalala
lalala
lala
laaaaa
lalalala
lalalalala
lalala
lalala
lalalala
laalaalaalaa
lalalala
lalalalala
lalala
lalala
lalalala
laalaalaalaa

lalalala
lalalalala
lalala
lalala
lala
laaaaa


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:

4452 Post No. : 15915

Today’s song is from the film Daaman-51. The film was produced by M.R. aka Madhukar Rajaram Navalkar, under the banner of his own Madhukar pictures. Surprisingly, the film was directed by Nanabhai aka Yashwant aka Batukbhai Bhatt, who mostly directed Stunt or Mythological films. He did few Social films also. He was the father of Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt.

Daaman was a Social film like any other film, but it became famous for its Music. Lata Manageshkar, who was favoured by the Music Director K.Datta, in his Marathi films, sang some of her memorable songs like ‘ Tirulilla, Tirulilla ‘ and ‘ Chakori ka Chanda se pyar ‘. film Daaman also became a Historical milestone as it featured the First ever duet of the sisters Lata and Asha ” ye ruki ruki hawaen ‘. Out of the 10 songs of the film Lata featured in 5 songs, with 3 solos and 2 duets.

Song ‘ Tirulilla Tirulilla ‘ became the First ever song in which the singer-Lata- takes her own name like ” Gaaye Lata Gaaye Lata “. Later, Kishore Kumar repeated this feat in his famous song ” Khush hai zamana, aaj Pahli taarikh hai ” from film ‘ Pahli Taarikh ‘-54, in which he took his own name. Still later Lata repeated her feat again in the song ” Ye tanhai haay re” from film ‘ Tere ghar ke saamne’-1963, in which she takes her own name. Besides these, I am not aware of any other song- other than these 3 songs, in which the singer takes his/her own name. If any reader has information, please let us know.

K. Datta was one Music Director who was completely besotted with Noorjehan’s voice. He was so much involved in her songs that after Noorjehan migrated to Pakistan, for some time Datta felt as if his inspiration was lost. Though he supported Lata in his music, he could never come out of the Noorjehan’s aura.

K. Datta or Datta Korgaonkar aka D.P.Korgaonkar alias Anna saheb, was born in Sawantwadi in Konkan area on 4-6-1908. He grew up learning to sing. His mother was a Bhajan singer. He started singing on stage during Ganesh utsav melas. He formed a Music school, ” Gayan Kala Mandir”, along with another singer Sadashiv Nevrekar. When Nevrekar became a Music Director, he also decided to become one and closed the school.

He was called to Kolhapur in 1937 to give music to a Marathi film, made by General Films of Siraj Ali Hakeem- Chandrarao Morey’-38. His first break in Hindi came in 1939 with Mera Haq (Hindi and Marathi),followed by Alakh Niranjan-40 (Hindi and Marathi), Geeta-40 ( in Hindi and Marathi) and Yaad-42.

He first came face to face with Noorjehan in Naadaan-43. He was simply mesmerised with her voice and singing style. He composed 7 songs for Noorjehan. After doing Zameen-43 and Maharathi Karna-44, he again composed 4 songs for Noorjehan in film Badi Maa-45. He also gave a break to Lata and Asha to sing in a chorus with Noorjehan. It is very sad that initially, K.Datta’s name was not mentioned on the 78 RPM records of Badi Maa. Only on the ‘re-issue’ records his name came up.

His other films were Yateem-45,Shaahkaar-47,Rangmahal-48,meri kahani-48,Daaman-51,Gumaasta-51,Rishta-54,Harihar Bhakti-56 and Ajanabi-66. In all K.Datta gave independently music to just 17 films,plus one film Badmash-44, with Khan Mastana. His Marathi films were 12 from 1938 to 1965. After retirement in 1965,he spent his time in Bhakti, Pooja and Astrology. He used to have a special Pooja every Thursday, when Bhajans were sung. Many composers and other film industry people used to be his visitors. Naushad, C.Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Sajjad Hussain etc were the regular visitors to Annasaheb. ( Only 3 people in the Hindi film Industry were called Anna Saheb. By coincidence, all 3 were MDs. They were Annasaheb Mainkar, K.Datta and C Ramchandra). He died of heart attack in G.T.Hospital, Bombay, on 23-12-1978.

He was a Noorjehan believer to the core. To date K Datta remains the only top composer from Maharashtra to whom Noorjehan came first, Lata later. No one regretted Partition more than K Datta. Indeed, his creativity seemed to come to an end once Noorjehan left him high and dry by moving, with a song on her lips, to Pakistan. He once said, “Noor Jehan left for Pakistan and took my creativity with her”. The four Noorjehan numbers, as fashioned by K. Datta are historically most important. Because it was hearing and absorbing these four nuggets of Noorjehan, while acting with her in `Badi Maa’, that Lata Mangeshkar learnt to shape her vocal technique. If Lata came to sound a Noorjehan replica for so long, the tonal base for this was laid, just imagine, by a robustly tall Maharashtrian from the ghats called K Datta in `Badi Maa’.The last number of Noorjehan fetched him the ultimate tribute from no less a movie stalwart than Mehboob Khan, who said: “Bhai Datta, yeh gaana to aap ne Khuda ke darbar mein baithe hue banaya lag raha hai” (“It sounds as if you created this song sitting in Allah’s abode”).

K Datta used to play Ek anokha gham ek anokhi musibat ho gayi on a harmonium presented to him by O.P. Nayyar. How grimly significant that the one music director, O.P. Nayyar, who never in his life commissioned Lata, should have gifted that harmonium to the one Maharashtrian composer who believed only in Noorjehan!

The cast of the film included Nigar Sultana, Ajit, Pran, Heeralal, Agha, Yashodhara Katju, Achla Sachdev etc. The comic pair of Agha and Yashodhara was popular in those days. In their films, there certainly used to be a comedy song, filmed on them. In this film too, today’s song is that comedy song shot on these two artistes.

Yashodhara Katju (born 15 April 1928 – died – 1974), a forgotten actress of Indian Cinema, belonged to a reputed Kashmiri Pandit family from Lahore that had moved to Lucknow, where her father Jeevan Lal Katju, was a Zamindar and owned lands in Warburton in Khupra district, Punjab. He was appointed to a senior Administrative position by the British Government. J L Katju later resigned his Government job and joined the freedom struggle of the country. Her Mother’s name was Kailashwati (sister of well known Urdu poet & Judge of Allahabad High Court Late Anand Narain Mulla).

Yashodhra was fondly called as Chunnu by her parents. Other members of this Katju family were her brothers Moti Lal Katju , Pyare Lal Katju & her three sisters Chandra (Manno)-a Professor, Usha (Panno)-an M.A., and Manorama- a Doctor.

Yashodhara studied in English medium schools and was fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu. She did her Junior Cambridge. Apart from that, she was a highly talented girl who was equally well versed with singing and dancing. For some time she also joined Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow to learn music but devoted more time to dancing and got herself trained as a professional dancer (Kathakali, Katahk and Manipuri) from some Masters of Lucknow. Later she took dancing lessons in Delhi as well.

All this apart , this talented girl nursed a desire from her childhood to join films. In 1941, Agha jani kashmiri , who was on a Talent Hunt, saw her in Lucknow and talked to her parents. Finally, much against the wishes of her family, she moved to Bombay in 1941. The family is reported to have sought intervention of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru also to dissuade her from joining films but she proved adamant. Katjus were closely related to Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru’s family. It is said that Chandra Mohan Wattal, another Kashmiri actor of that period too tried to dissuade her from acting in films but she remained adamant. Chandramohan tried all his pressure tactics and tried to force her out of the films, but this girl was different. She was tough and did not fear him or yield to his intimidations. She continued to work in films unabated. Chandramohan died in 1949, but this girl worked in films from 1941 to 1973. Her parents finally consented to her decision and ensured a boarding and lodging for her in Bombay .

Prior to Yashodhara, Shyama Zutshi was the kashmiri Girl who joined films. (She acted in Vishnu Bhakti produced in 1934 and Karvaan E Hayat-35). However, the first Kashmiri girl to work in films was Gulab (real name Saraswati Devi), who worked from 1924 to 1964, in 160 films.

In 1941, at a young age of 14 years, she was offered a role of ” Aarti” in a movie Titled “Lalaji” produced by National Studios. The movie was completed in 1942. Her co-actors in that movie were Yakub, A. R. Kabul, Wasker, Amar, Sunalini, Vatsala Kumtekar, Maya Devi and Krishnakant.

Yashodhara always wanted to be an actress and on 15th August 1941 she joined National Studios. She played heroine and side heroine parts in films like Mahatma Vidur (1943), Dulhan (1943), Vijay Laxmi (1943) etc. Later she was reduced to character roles and became a popular comedienne in the 1950s. Her short plump stature and mischievous eyes really aided her in transitioning from leading to comedy roles. In films like Naujawan (1951), Dholak (1951), Sindbad the Sailor (1952), Ek do Teen (1953), Baaz (1953) etc she was cast in happy-go-lucky roles and even paired with other popular comedians of her time e.g. Bhagwan in Sindbad the Sailor (1952) and Gope. Her last few films as character actress were released in early 1970s including Seema (1971), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1972), Do Phool (1973) etc .

Between Lalaji (1942 Her first Movie) and Do Phool (1973 her last movie), she acted in about 85 films. Her co stars included most of the well known artistes and stars of her times. From the younger generation, her co-stars included Rakhee Gulzar, Rakesh Roshan, Hema Malini, Simi Garewal, Kabir Bedi, Zeenat Aman, Vinod Mehra, Mumtaz and Mehmood Junior. She worked with almost all prominent directors in the Film industry including S. S. Vasan, Devendra Goel, Guru Dutt, Mohan Segal, P. L. Santoshi, M.Sadiq, D. N. Madhok, H.S.Rawail, B. R. Chopra, Rafiq Rizvi, Kishore Sahu, Dev Anand and Mahesh Kaul.

She started as a co-star, moved to lead roles, shifted to comedy (Mostly with another comedian of her time known as Bhagwan and Gope) and finally did some memorable performances as a character actress (Seema, Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Do Phool etc.).

Her close friends included Nalini Jayawant, Laita Pawar and Nirupa Roy. Sometime in around 1958, she married a Naval officer (Commander Bhandari) and lived a happy married life. After 1973, she did not act in films and slipped into Oblivion. She died of a sudden heart attack, in 1974 (Autar Mota).
(Thanks to Suresh Sarvaiya, Blog Chinar, Film Directory-46 and my notes).

The story of the film Daaman was given by me earlier once, so I am not repeating it here. Today’s comedy song is sung by Shamshad Begum and Trilok Kapoor. This singer Trilok Kapoor is a case of ‘ Same name confusion’. There was another actor Trilok Kapoor ( famous for the role of Mahadev in Mythological films) operating at the same time in the industry. Since he was the more famous one, most sites, Blogs and enthusiastic new music lovers credit this singer’s songs to the actor.
Singer TRILOK KAPOOR too was from Multan, just like the actor Trilok kapoor, and was keen on singing in films. He and his wife have sung many Punjabi songs.

Singer Trilok Kapoor sang a song in film Birhan-48 (Tu chanda main teri chakori – a duet with Dilshad Begum- record No. GE 5232). The film was in production in 1946 at Lahore, but was released in 1948 due to Partition in 47.

The singer of this song can not be the actor Trilok kapoor, for the simple reason that he was busy in making 4 films in 1946 in Bombay and it is impossible that just to sing a song in a film, anybody would go to Lahore in those tumultuous days.

Anyway, after the Partition, the singer Trilok Kapoor became a displaced person. He came to Bombay and met MD Shyamsunder, who sympathised with him, being a Punjabi himself from the same region. Shyam Sunder gave him a song in Bhai Behan-1950, a duet with Shamshad Begum. He got a job in Radio and continued singing in films like Guru Dakshina-50, Kashmir-51, For Ladies only-51, Daaman-51, Saloni-52, Raag Rang-52, Goonj-52, Naya Raasta-53, Toote Khilone-54, Miss Mala-54, Laadla-54 and lastly Trolly Driver-58. Total 14 films and 17 songs.

So, the actor Trilok Kapoor and singer Trilok Kapoor are two different persons-

1) Actor Trilok Kapoor never sang after 1942.

2) Singer Trilok Kapoor never sang in any film featuring actor Trilok Kapoor.

3) If actor Trilok Kapoor was a singer himself, he would have sung his own songs in his films, instead of taking playback from other singers, e.g. G M Durrani in Mirza Sahibaan-47. Those who are singer actors rarely take playback from others.

4) The voice of Trilok Kapoor in songs and the dialogues in films is different.

5) It is likely that the song of Aaj ki Duniya-40 and the duets of Raja Rani also were sung by the singer Trilok kapoor, as he sang a song in Birhan in 1946, as mentioned above with a record number. the entry in HFGK may be just a case of ” Same name confusion” (like few other cases). Since the songs are not available, the benefit of doubt should go to singer Trilok Kapoor because he was a singer and NOT to actor Trilok Kapoor as he was NOT a singer.

6) The final verdict was – Shamshad Begum had confirmed that Trilok Kapoor with whom she sang was NOT the actor/brother of Prithviraj Kapoor, but was a different person.

So, please remember, actor Trilok Kapoor and singer Trilok Kapoor were two different persons.

Here is the song…..Enjoy.


Song-Dil pe kar control (Daaman)(1951) Singer-Trilok Kapoor, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-K Datta
Both

Lyrics

hmm
martaa hoon tum pe jaise
kali pe bhanwra marta hai
kali pe bhanwra marta hai
jaise kali pe bhanwra marta hai

ghoonghat khol de ae
ae zaalim
dil dhhak dhhak dhhak karta hai
dil dhhak dhhak dhhak karta hai

dil dhhak dhhak dhhak karta hai
dil phhad phhad phhad karta hai
dil gud gud gud karta hai

dil pe kar control
?? mera dil hai
dil pe kar control
?? mera dil hai
ration hai
ration hai
ghoonghat pat pat khol
ghoonghat pat pat khol
ration hai
ration hai ration hai
dil pe kar control prem mera dil hai

ek jhalak dikhta do ration card bina ho gori
ek jhalak dikhta do ration card bina ho gori
husn ki sarkaar mein dekho
ho nahin sakti chori
ho nahin sakti chori
?? pe ration hai
dil pe kar contol ?? ke ration hai
ration hai
ration hai

?? hai
hum deputy collector hai
?? collector ??
tu deputy collector hai to ham ration inspector hain
inspector inspector
inspector inspector
ho yahaan se gol
abe ho yahaan se gol
prem pe ration hai
ration hai ration hai
ration hai

achcha to phir
prem lene jaate hain ham
?? baazaar mein
prem lene jaate hain ham
?? baazaar mein
muft mein maare jaaoge jaaoge
mat phansna aise pyaar mein
muft mein maare jaaoge jaaoge
mat phansna aise pyaar mein

kyaa karoon main bol ?
ama ghoonghat pat mat khol
abe dilpe kar control
apne dil jigar mein tu
??
karenge ham manzoor ise
hui hamaari marzi
abhi na hamse bol

dil hai daanwaadol
dil hai daanwaadol ke
ration hai
ration hai
ration hai

??
??
??
??

gore ??
????
bach ke bach ke
bach ke


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 : 4207 Post No. : 15401

Today’s song is from a ‘C’ grade stunt film – ‘Return of Mr. Superman’ aka ‘Superman Ki Wapsi’ (1960).

Hindi film industry is full of third grade, mindless and cheap copies of successful foreign films and stories. Indian films can not copy the costly scenes, sets and A grade actors for C grade films, so they make do with childish cheap sets, unknown producers or directors, actors who are at the fag end of their careers and overall an easy treatment to films. It is painful to see such films.

There was an era, when even action/stunt films carried some prestige. They were made by reputed or specialist film makers like, Wadias, Mohan Pictures, Imperial, Ranjit or even Master Bhagwan. They used to spend a fair amount on erecting sets or on outdoor shootings. Above all, their stunts used to be real and actually breath taking. Famous stunt actors like Azad, Prakash, John Cavas, Fearless Nadia, Vasantrao and Baburao Pehelwan etc. used to undertake thrilling stunts using trained animals like tigers, lions, horses, monkeys, dogs and even jalopy cars and motor cycles. The audience went to watch the stunts. Story, histrionics or music/songs were secondary.

Superman is a comics character popularised first in USA. The first cinema on Superman came in 1948 with actor Kirk Alyn as the hero. This was like a film serial. The feature film came in 1951 with George Reeves first and then the most popular Christopher Reeves. Many actors have done this role till now. A Superman with extraordinary powers has been a dream for mankind since a long long time. May be, perhaps, the Gods in almost every religion were endowed with such powers in fiction and the mythology.

Indian film makers were hardly to miss such stories. But I find that more than flying in the air or jumping from building to building, like Batman or Spiderman, Indian audiences lapped up the ‘Invisible Man’ theme more. The first such film was made by Prakash Pictures, ‘Khwaab Ki Duniya’ in 1938. Then came the successful 1957 film ‘Mr. X’ and lastly the most popular film came on this theme in 1987 as ‘Mr. India’.

On this background, no wonder, Superman, Batman or Spiderman never captured the imagination or fascination of Indian film audience. 1960 saw 2 films on Superman and one was in 1987. Comparatively, Tarzan films became more popular here. Creative producers combined Tarzan with any and every character of Arabian nights, gave him son, daughter and brought him to city or even Circus. Indian avatars of Tarzan like, Zambo and Zimbo were also popular. these films helped Dara Singh to establish himself in Hindi films. Anyway, gone are the days when action or stunt films had special audience. Neither that audience nor those films have any presence now.

Since the day SFX (special effects – an improved version of old trick scenes) became popular in India, every hero has become a stuntman himself. Except probably Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar, most other actors are stuntmen by SFX only.

Coming to today’s film ‘Return of Mr. Superman’, the film was made by Manmohan Films – owned by the producer, director and lyricist Manmohan Sabir. From 1952 to 1986, he had directed 10 films. Today’s film was his 6th film as a director. Some songs of the film were also written by PL Santoshi, Kaif Irfani and Anand Bakshi. The cast of the film was Jairaj, Sheila Ramani, Majnu, Naazi, David, Ram Mohan, Rajan Haksar, Master Navin and many others.

Music Director of this C grade stunt film was Anil Biswas, who was once upon a time an A grade composer and many other composers followed him as their ‘Guru’. Anil Biswas (7-7-1914 to 31-5-2003) started his career in music in the early 1930’s. Usually, one generation is considered as 25 to 30 years, but in film music the generation period is 12 to 15 years. So, in his career from early 30s to late 60s, Anil Biswas saw two generations of music lovers. It was easier for him to adapt to changing tastes of music from 30s to late 40s. However, to adapt to changed tastes from 50s to 60s, it became difficult for him. The audience tastes changed drastically from 1930s to 60’s music. In the 30s and the 40s , the music was closer to traditional Indian music, but in the 60s, the film music followed the world music trends like Rock N Roll, Twist and other types.

In this stage of his career, Anil Biswas was in two minds – whether to continue what he knew best or to change over to new way of film music demands. He chose to mix the two, but this took him nowhere. This film music was a compromise on his abilities. After this film, he did two more non descript movies – ‘Lucky Number’ (1961) and ‘Hamen Khelne Do’ (1962). At last he retired after completing his last film ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ (1965) and left for Delhi to serve at AIR (All India Radio), Delhi. He gave music to 90 films composing 767 songs. He also sang 59 songs in 31 films.

The heroine of this film Sheila Ramani was one of my early favourites, from the time I saw her with Dev Anand in film ‘Funtoosh’ (1956). Earlier too I had seen her in few films, but she looked quite attractive and glamorous in ‘Funtoosh’.

Sheila Ramani, a forgotten name today, but most of us still remember her in Navketan’s ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954) where she was cast as Anglo-Indian club Dancer – Sylvie. Sheila was born on 2-3-1932, in Sindh province. She was selected as ‘Miss Mussoorie 1948’ and adjudged ‘Miss Simla 1950’. Made her debut as Champa, the femme fatale of ‘Badnaam’ (1952), and revealed herself as a danseuse of charm in ‘Anand Math’ (1952). She was one of the few Sindhi actresses besides Sadhana, who made it big in Bollywood. She was mostly seen as upper class mod girl in the 50s, a role she enacted to perfection all through that swinging era in films like V Shantaram’s ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’ (1953), Sheikh Mukhtar’s ‘Mangu’ (1954), ‘Meenar’ (1954), ‘Railway Platform’ (1955), and ‘Funtoosh’ (1956).

Her Uncle Sheikh Latif alias Lachchu was a famous Pakistani producer who produced films like ‘Pattan’ (1955), ‘Khizan Kai Baad’ (1955), ‘Darbar-e-Habib’ (1956) etc. Sheila visited Karachi – Pakistan on the request of her uncle, to play the lead in Pakistani film ‘Anokhi’ (1956). The film was based on Hollywood’s ‘Fabulous Senorita’. “Gaadi Ko Chalana Babu, Zara Halkey Halkey Halkey, Zara Dil Ka Jaam Na Chalkey” sung by Zubaida Khanum was the popular song from the film which did modest to good business in Pakistan. The movie’s great music was composed jointly by Timir Baran (a Bengali who came from India for this purpose) and Hassan Latif. Sheila went back to India and remained as a middle-of-the-range performer in Bombay films. In the later part of her career, she was reduced to obscure films with titles that sounded like ‘Jungle King’ (1959), and ‘The Return of Superman’ (1960). In all, she acted in 24 films. Her last film was ‘Awaara Ladki’ (1967).

Sheila was very fond of sports especially football and swimming. Ballroom dancing was a virtual addiction for her and she used to go out for dancing as often as she could. Sheila was 5 feet four inches tall, and was so fastidious that any dress she would wear won’t be repeated for six months to come at least.

According to her son Rahul Cowasji, she married late Jall Edi Cowasji (President of Bombay Dyeing) on 31st March 1963 and retired from acting in 1962. Part of her family that remained in Pakistan converted to Islam. She was a Hindu. She used to live in Bombay with her husband Jall Cowasji till 1981. They moved to Khartoum (in Sudan, Africa) for 3 years and then to Sri Lanka for 3 years. After her husband’s death in 1984 she migrated to Australia on her own in the late 1980’s and lived in Sydney and Surfer’s Paradise until health problems required her to return to India in the new millennium. She used to live in her husband’s ancestral home in Mhow, near Indore (Madhya Pradesh). She was frail and bed ridden for few years before her death on 15-7-2015.

Her favorite Hindi film of her career was ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954). Sheila was also the leading lady of India’s first Sindhi film after partition – ‘Abana’ (1958), in which, young Baby Sadhana played her younger sister’s role. (Thanks to Cineplot and Sheila’s son Rahul, for some of the information in this Bio).

One more person from the cast of the film – Ram Mohan – needs introduction to our readers with his short Bio. Ram Mohan Sharma, a young, handsome lad from Ambala, was born on 2-11-1929. He was a graduate (BA) and had come to Bombay in 1945 in search of a career in cinema.

The youngster, who was in his early twenties, with fair colour, curly hairs & sharp features, approached Jagdish Sethi to get work in movies as an actor.  Jagdish Sethi found him sincere and gave him a supporting role in ‘Jaggu’ (52), which he was to make. The movie had very good music, scored by Hansraj Behl & it had moderate success, when released. Later, Ram Mohan got small roles in few movies & in 1954, Sethi Sahab took him in the romantic role opposite Shyama in ‘Pensioner’. The movie did not do well & it was the end of Ram Mohan’s career as hero.

Life goes on and he decided to accept any role offered to him. Soon he was a known name in the film circles. In ‘Do Behnen’ (1959), which had Shyama in double role, Ram Mohan enacted the role of villain, which gave his career a big boost as bad man. Later he came in contact with Sunil Dutt & Nargis and forged a permanent friendship with them. Although Ram Mohan mostly got roles of tough characters, but inside he was soft hearted. He was a member of film artists association. He requested Sunil Dutt Ji who was feeling depressed after Nargis Ji passed away, to help the ‘Have Nots’ of film industry. Virtually an encyclopedia of film industry, Ram Mohan knew every technician, junior artists as well as old & forgotten artists, who needed help. Whenever they both were free, they used to visit the ailing artists in hospital or their residences, to give them moral and financial support. Charatcter actor Rajan Haksar was in a charity hospital, after failure of his kidneys. Both benevolent persons visited the hapless artist to boost his spirit. Ram Mohan was a confidant of Asha Parekh, the kind hearted lady who was president of the Artists Association & they together helped many artists, who were in dire need of assistance.

Ram Mohan was also the vice president of CINTAA (Cine and TV Artists Association) for 4 years and secretary for 6 years. Ram Mohan Ji had high reputation every where and when he came to know about the miserable condition of AK Hangal, he met a political leader and arranged the financial help through Maharashtra Govt, on a regular basis. At the time of bereavement, he made it a point to help the family till all religious formalities were over. Every one in the film industry used to address him as Ram Mohan Ji ,to show their genuine respect to him.

In his career of more than five decades, Ram Mohan appeared in more than 250 movies (the number varies from 240 to 277), mostly in negative roles. He did not believe in self publicity and did his philanthropic work quietly. Ram Mohan was keeping indifferent health for six months, when his pillar of strength, his life partner passed away. Ram Mohan Ji also followed suit and breathed his last on 06th December 2015 .

Ram Mohan had 3 sons and 1 daughter, all very well settled in life. He will always be gratefully remembered by thousands of anonymous film artists who were helped by him. His memories will be cherished by his admirers, who loved his work on and off the screen. Truly, to find people like him, in this era is rarity. Let us hope his selfless work will inspire other persons connected with the film industry to help their less fortunate colleagues and the tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam set by him will continue. He found an admirer in Gulzar Sahab ,who always referred him as Ram Mohan Ji. Please see the credit titles of Izaazat, where his name is mentioned as Ram Mohan ji. (Thanks to Blog – ‘Beete Hue Din’, and Shri MN Sardana ji, for some of this information).

Today’s song certainly reminds us the type of club music of the late 1950s and early 1960s. This, of course, is not a club song, but a love song between hero and heroine. The song does not have anything to suggest the famous Anil Biswas touch of yore. It is one of those routine songs of those times.


Song – Dekh o babu dekh (Return of Mr Superman) (1960) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyricist – PL Santoshi, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dil ki dukaan se main layi hoon ye cake
marzi ho to take baabu
marzi ho na take
o babu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh

bahut hai mehngi
bahut hai sasti
gaahak ki jaisi ho hasti
bahut hai mahangi
bahut hai sasti
gaahak ki jaisi ho hasti
le jaayega koi dilwaala kismat waala cake
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o ba abu dekh

dekh ke iski lazzat mister
ho jaayegi ulfat mister
dekh ke iski lazzat mister
ho jaayegi ulfat mister
lekin sun lo shart humari
doge na tum phenk
for godsake
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh

hum to tumse pyaar karega
pyar ka hi iqraar karega
hum to tumse pyaar karega
pyar ka hi iqraar karega
chaahe ho nadiya ka kinara
chaahe romantic lake
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh

dil se dil ka sauda kar lo
pyaar se apna pocket bhar lo
dil se dil ka sauda kar lo
pyaar se apna pocket bhar lo
beet gayi gar yoonhi jawaani
ho jaaoge late
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
दिल की दुकान से मैं लाई हूँ एक केक
मर्ज़ी हो तो टेक बाबू
मर्ज़ी हो ना टेक
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख

बहुत है महंगी
बहुत है सस्ती
गाहक की जैसी हो हस्ती
बहुत है महंगी
बहुत है सस्ती
गाहक की जैसी हो हस्ती
ले जाएगा कोई दिलवाला किस्मत वाला केक
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख

देख के इसकी लज़्ज़त मिस्टर
हो जाएगी उलफत मिस्टर
देख के इसकी लज़्ज़त मिस्टर
हो जाएगी उलफत मिस्टर॰॰र्र
लेकिन सुन लो शर्त हमारी
दोगे ना तुम फेंक
फॉर गॉड सेक
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख

हम तो तुमसे प्यार करेगा
प्यार का ही इक़रार करेगा
हम तो तुमसे प्यार करेगा
प्यार का ही इक़रार करेगा
चाहे हो नदिया का किनारा
चाहे रोमांटिक लेक
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख

दिल से दिल का सौदा कर लो
प्यार से अपना पाकिट भर लो
दिल से दिल का सौदा कर लो
प्यार से अपना पाकिट भर लो
बीत गई गर यूं ही जवानी
हो जाओगे लेट
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख


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If one asks Hindi movie people things like what is your favourite festival,favourite season etc, what would be their reply ? whichever festival and whichever season gives us song opportunities, would be the reply.

Little wonder then that Holi is the favourite festival of Hindi movies and rain is the favourite season.

But when we watch the Holi festival songs or rain songs in Hindi movies, we find that these songs are mostly “filmy”, viz unrealistic and sanitised. Reel life picturisation bears little resemblance to how things are in real life.

When it comes to rain songs, we find the hero and heroines singing merrily in rain, without a care in the world. For instance, we have Amitabh Bachchan and Mausami Chatterji singing in Mumbai rains and enjoying it. In real life, people would take shelter in nearby buildings and they would be very concerned about their wet clothes. In our childhood, our moms admonished us that we would catch cold if we get wet in rains. Clearly Amitabh Bachchan and Mausami Chatterji’s parents had not told them about the ill effects of getting wet in rains.

And that is not all. Mumbai rains are not as romantic as this song makes out to be. It is a nightmare in reality, as any Mumbaikar knows. Roads turn into four feet deep rivers and it is unsafe to cross them, as there is the risk of gutters being open. Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s brother ( who was a famous doctor of Mumbai) lost his life after falling in one such gutter a few years ago.

In reality, rains in Mumbai throws public life in disarray. Road vehicles, as well as trains, including local trains get affected. Even flights get affected.

But I have found that electricity is surprisingly intact in Mumbai despite torrential rains. Trains, in case they run, runs merrily over submerged tracks which is an amazing feat, seeeing that many electrical motors involved in Railway operations get submerged. People who get stranded and have to stay back in their offices or in the homes of their friends/ relatives have access to electricity which ebables them to share their rainy season selfies with this whatsapp friends. 🙂 It is during such calamities that Apple phone users realise that they shpuld either carry their chargers with themselves or they should have friends/ relatives who are also Apple users like them. 🙂

If you are a resident of any place other than Mumbai, then the first casuality of rains in electricity. First rain of the season, and one finds electicity vanishing for hours. When I was in Izatnagar, Bareilly, first rain of the season invariably led to electricity getting tripped as trees would fall on electrical wires (we were told) and electricity would get restored only after some 24 hours or so.

I always wonder how electricity department persons had their electrical wires passing in the vicinity of trees who would then get uprooted even if the rain was nothing but passing showers.

In Bareilly, I had another worry. I wondered if electricity had gone off in every household or is it only in my household. I was confused because the household located nearby would be fully illuminated throughout night even if other households had no electicity. Railway electical people knew their job. They would make sure that their top boss had uninterrupted electricity supply come what may and they could keep the other residents in the dark. So if other households have light and my household does not , then I worried that the wires coming to my house may have got disconnected somewhere due to wind. And that often turned out to be the case.

And what about the case when roop started leaking after heavy rain ! The persons who were supposed to look after such repairs would come long after rain had subsided and the water from roof had drained away. Then, like Indian police in Hindi movies who appeared long after the crime was committed and clues obliterated, they would ask- where is the leakage. I cannot sdee any leakage.

We are living in modern era of mobile phones and dish TVs. If one has back up electricity (through inverter) When it rains, you get message on your TV screen- “Your set top box is not getting signals. Please check the weather to see if it cloudy.” Just imagine the situation when world cup is going on and India your favourite team, has an important cricket man on TV. That is the situation today (6 july 2019). So imagine my situation when I found electricity gone at 3 :30 AM in the early morning and not coming back for four hours. One starts worrying how one would be able to watch the match. Inverter cannot last till then unless electricity comes back and recharges the inverter battery. Moreover, inverter can only run TV, tubelights and fans. What about fridge, geiser, AC etc. The stuff kept inside fridge would get spoiled if the black out gets prolonged.

If blackout gets prolonged, then even water supply may get affected after some time because water supply depends on working of electric driven pump motors.

I can safely state that Hindi movie rain songs do not touch upon the above mentioned major aftereffects of rain. Hindi movies touch the after effects of rains only superficially. As far as Hindi movies are concerned, rains means clothes of actors getting soaked and the actors enjoying it, that is all.

If one thinks that new rain songs of Hindi movies, that have come up after 1980s keep up with changing times and touch upon the inconveniences brought about by rains, one can only be disappointed. With time, the rain songs have undergone changes, but they are not necessarily changes for the better.

I came across an “interesting” Hindi movie rain song. The special feature of this song is that it has Hinglish lyrics in it. In the golden era, we used to have Hindi / Urdu/ Sanskrit lyrics such as “Abke saawan mein jee jale”, “rimjhim ke taraane leke aayi barsaat”, “barkha raani zara jam ke barso” etc. Even post golden era had songs like “baadal yoon garajta hai”, “tip tip barsa paani” etc. But the lyrics of this song under discussion takes the case. The wording of the song is “rain is falling chhamaa chham chham”. It is so bad that it is good. 🙂

Most rain songs in Hindi movies are picturised on lead pair and they are their personal intimate affairs. But this song is like a community affair. In fact, the movie makers have taken short cuts and cheated on the movie goers. The movie makers have taken “dahi haandi” festival and “Ganpati Festival” situations and tried to pass dance steps and situations of these festivals as a rain song.

If you wondered how badly and cheaply someone called Atul can dance, here is one such spectacle for you to witness. This song is picturised on Atul Agnihotri, Pooja Bhatt and others as a supposedly rain song. Get actors wet in rain, and there is your rain song- that appears to be the philosophy of the movie maker. The same short cut philosophy was followed for creating songs of other genre as well. For creating muslim devotional song, lyrics of such a song would include words like “Maula”, “Allah”, “Sajda” etc and the devotional song was ready.

Coming to the same under question, it is sung by Sudesh Bhonsle, and chorus. Surendra Sathi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shyam Surinder.

Name of the movie ? “Gunehgaar” (1995). It is good to see the movie maker pleading guilty in the title itself. 🙂

The movie was produced by Maan Singh Deep and Kalyani Singh and directed by Vikram Bhatt. The movie had Mithun Chakraborty, Atul Agnihotri, Pooja Bhatt, Tisca Chopra, Kiran Kumar, Ishrat Ali, Baby Ghazala, Mushtaq Khan, Anil Nagrath, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Ram Sethi, Girja Shankar, Mahavir Shah, Naresh Suri etc in it.

Here is this “rain” song from “Gunehgaar”(1995). With this song, the movie makes its debut in the blog. The lyricist and music directors also make their debuts in the blog with this song.


Song-Rain is falling chhamaa cham cham (Gunehgaar) (1995) Singer-Sudesh Bhonsle, Lyrics-Surendra Sathi, MD-Shyam Surinder
Chorus

Lyrics

tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

hmm
rain is falling chhama chham chham
rain is falling chhama chham chham
ladki ne aankh maari gir gaye hum
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

hey
rain is falling chhama chham chham
ladki ne aankh maari gir gaye hum
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

chhat pe khadi thhi meri gulbadan
main thha gali mein
mere lad gaye nayan
rururururururu
o chhat pe khadi thhi meri gulbadan
main thha gali mein
mere lad gaye nayan
dekh ke dil machal gaya
paanv mera phisal gaya
dekho re dekho mera deewaanapan
hmm
rain is falling chhama chham chham
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

hey
rain is falling chhama chham chham
arre ladki ne aankh mari gir gaye hum

yeaah

dil mein uthha hai dekho kaisa toofaan
uski adaaon ne le li meri jaan
rururu rurururu
arre dil mein uthha hai dekho kaisa toofaan
uski adaaon ne le li meri jaan
aankhon se loot liya
baaton se maar diya
rukne lagi mere dil ki dhadkan

arre
ye to gayaa

tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

rain is falling chhama chham chham
ladki ne aankh maari
gir gaye hum
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan


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 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.

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Today’s song is the 5th song from the film Aahuti-50, to be discussed here. I have not seen this film, but from its second Title ” Anokhi Kurbani “, the movie seems to be about some kind of sacrifice. Whether it was for the country, family or just a Lover is not known. This was one of those films, made by a less known banner, directed by one whose name I read first time- Kulbhushan and the MD, who left no trace of him either of origin or the end- D.C.Dutt.

D C Dutt is its Music Director. His name is not known to many. All of us know that Lata Mangeshkar had to struggle very hard in her initial attempts of getting into Playback singing in Hindi films. In her early struggle, three Duttas helped her. The first was of course Datta Davjekar who gave her the first opportunity to sing a playback song for his film Aapki sewa mein-47. The second was K.Datta or Datta Korgaonkar, who, after his favourite singer Noorjehan left India, took Lata under his wings and gave her songs. The third Dutt was this-D C Dutt. No information is available about him whatsoever, except what is printed in HFGK and its duplication in Pankaj Raag’s book “Dhunon ki Yatra”. Thanks to this, we know that his debut was through film Sona Chandi-1946. Out of 12 songs of that film, only two were his and one of them was by Lata Mangeshkar. For rest, the composer was Tufail Faruqi.

This Lata song has a history. Film Sona Chandi was censored first on 19-7-46 and released. That time these 2 songs of D.C.Dutt were not there. In January 1948, when Gandhi ji’s death took place, many songs on Gandhi ji were recorded by many singers and composers. One of the most famous, popular and successful song was “Suno suno aye duniya walon, Bapuji ki amar kahani” sung by Mohd. Rafi in 4 parts and recorded by its composers Husnalal-Bhagatram. In this spate, D.C.Dutt also recorded a Gandhi ji song by Lata in 1948. Producers of film Sona Chandi got this and one more song ( by Saroj Borkar) included in the film and the film was re-censored on 9-4-48. Thus an early song of Lata was in a film, because of D.C.Dutt. Meanwhile the original Music Director of the film Sona Chandi-46 aka Bhai-Bhai, Tufail Faruqi ( brother in law of Ghulam Haider) had already migrated to Pakistan after the Partition.

D C Dutt later did some more films like, Sarai ke bahar-47, Dil ki Awaz-48, Anjana-48 ( he even acted in this film), Ram Darshan-50 ( he was one of the 6 Music Directors that the film had), Aahuti-50, Simba-51, Ranee-52 and lastly Sahil-59. Very surprisingly, after film Sona Chandi-46, Lata did not sing a single song in any of his films. After 48-49, Lata had become a very busy and ‘in demand’ singer and she would sing only for established composers ( we all know that she did not sing even in Madan Mohan’s debut film Aankhen-50, just because he was new).

The cast of the film, Aahuti-50 consists of Mumtaz Shanti, Ranjit Kumari ( who married actor Ramsingh and settled in UP), Sapru, Kesari, Bikram Kapoor, Struggling actress Shyama, Sudhir, Indubala and many others.

Mumtaz Shanti or Mumtaz Begum was born in 1922 at village Dinga in Punjab (now in Pakistan). She lost her parents early and she was brought up by her uncle who was a Police constable. After his transfer to Lahore, Mumtaz was able to continue her schooling. She learnt dancing and Music.She was also an expert in household chores. She was first rejected by Shorey Pictures,but then the famous writer/Lyricist Wali Saheb helped her and took her to Calcutta’s East India Film co. to work in a Punjabi film ‘Sohni Kumharan’-37. She also did another Punjabi film ‘Chambai ki Dali’-41 in Calcutta. Meanwhile,she was invited by Shorey pictures to Lahore to act in their Punjabi film ‘Mangti ‘-42. This film ran for 65 weeks giving her name and fame.

Barkat Nizami was the uncle of actress Mumtaz Shanti. It was through the efforts of Barkat Nizami that she was introduced to the Hindi film screen. This person had a knack for recruiting girls to cinema. First he brought in Mumtaz Shanti and then his own wife, Geeta Nizami. According to him this was a business, more than a marriage. He used to take 50% of earnings from Mumtaz Shanti, but after she married Wali Saheb, this stopped.

Rai Bahadur Chunilal Of Bombay Talkies offered her a role in their film Basant-42. She did Basant and Kismet-43. Both the films were hits and famous all over India. Mumtaz was good looking,tall and lithe,so looked attractive. After Kismet she became a freelancer and worked with many different studios, in Badalti Duniya and Sawal-43,Bharthari, Lady Doctor and Pagli Duniya-44,Chand chakori-45,Shravan Kumar, Dharati, Magadhraj and Pujari-46, Dekhojee and Doosri Shaadi-47,Padmini, Heer Ranjha and Ghar ki izzat-48,Putali, Biwi and Aahuti-50. Her last film in India was Zamane ki Hawa-52. In all she worked in 21 Hindi and 4 Punjabi films. She did 2 films in Calcutta, 4 in Lahore and the rest in Bombay.

She had married Lyricist/writer/Director Wali Saheb in 1947. He directed her in 3 films in India. He was very strict and forced her to come to studios only in Burqa. She was not allowed to talk to anyone. Manto has written some interesting incidents about her in his sketch of Ashok Kumar. According to him after marriage she used to come for shootings wearing ‘Burqa’. And Wali Saheb told the Producer/Director that no one should touch her. She was the second wife of Wali Saheb and she didn’t have any issue. Wali Saheb, however adopted a son for her ( who was a child of Wali Saheb’s brother, another famous lyricist, Nazim Panipati). This adopted son, Sikander Bin Wali lives in Washington D.C. Wali Saheb’s elder son from his first marriage, Zafar was Assistant Director of film Ghunghat-1962. They migrated to Pakistan after 1953. She retired from films and remained a housewife only. Walisaheb did 3-4 films,without much success. He died in 1977. Mumtaz Shanti also died in 93/94,unsung and unknown in Pakistan. ( information culled from articles provided by shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Filmdom-46, Khwaja Irfan Anwar and my notes).

Many actors, Directors and few actresses came from Kashmir, to join Hindi films. In olden times, some prominent names were Jeevan, Chandra Mohan and Sapru, besides many others. Actresses were Shyama Zutshi and Yashodhara Katju in early times. Here is some information about D.K.Sapru, based on an edited article from Chinar Shade.com, and from shri M.N.Sardana ji with thanks…

“ Where from have you come ? You look like an European . Please sit . I need to talk to you .”

This is what V Shantaram had told the young boy in 1944 who had come all the way from Jalandhar to Prabhat Studios Poona . Shantaram , Babu Rao Pai and S. Fatehlal were the partners of Prabhat Studios present at that point of time.

Looking at his face and after the usual introduction ,V Shantaram signed the blue eyed handsome Daya kishen Sapru for a role in his next movie RAM SHASTRI.. The character of a Peshwa played by him was well noticed and the movie turned out a big hit.. He was signed as lead hero by the Company on a monthly salary of Rs3000/= highest ever paid to any hero during those days . It was a hefty sum that enabled him to live a princely life during those days .It was somewhere around 1945-46.

Films started pouring in later .He acted in Romeo and Juliet ( opposite Nargis . Nargis’s Mother Jaddan Bai was all praise for Sapru. The film was produced by Nargis’s brother Akhtar Hussain . ) ,Jhansi Ki Rani ,Kalapaani , Hum Hindustaani , Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Mujhe Jeene Do , Leader and Shaheed . Who does not remember his role as Majhale Sarkar ( Chaudhary ) in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Again as Zamindaar in Mujhe Jeene Do , he became quite popular. We saw him in some wonderful roles in Naya Daur , Prem Pujari ,Jewel Thief , Krodhi , Kudrat ,Dharm Veer, Dream Girl, Zanjeer , Pakeezah and many more such films .It was a period when story writers would create a character for him in the story or script. He was seen either as a Zamindaar or a Police commissioner or a Judge in most of his later films .

In Total, he must have acted in more than 350 films and out of which he played lead role in more than 50 films. He also played lead roles in some Gujarati and Punjabi films.

Saprus are Sarswat Brahmins from Kashmir known as kashmiri Pandits who belong to DIPAT SAMAN AUPAMANYAVA Gotra or the lineage of an Aryan Rishi .This clan of kashmiri Pandits actually belongs to village SAPREIN in present day Kulgam district of kashmir and could be safely called as aboriginal kashmiris . some other prominent Saprus are Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru , Jagdish Narayan Sapru ( Prominent Businessman of the country ) Sahaj Ram Sapru Revenue collector during the rule of Afghan Governor Azim Khan ( 1809-1819 ) and Dr Allama Iqbal Urdu poet and Islamic scholar ( He too belonged to a Sapru family from kulgam that had converted to Islam )

Daya kishen Sapru belonged to a well off family from Kashmir and his father was employed in Maharaja’s Treasury . That made the family to move to Jammu and Lahore during winters. Daya Krishen was born at Jammu and had his early education at Jammu and Lahore .Fluent in Punjabi , he was also proficient in Hindi , Urdu and English .From his childhood days , he would love music and singing . He could easily play on his Harmonium.

Before moving to PUNE , D K as he was known amongst his numerous friends lived at Jalandhar cantt for some time where he took up the job of a contractor .He had four brothers and two sisters and D K happened to be the fourth child in this joint family.

D K Sapru met Marathi actress and IPTA activist Hemvati and they fell in love. They married in 1948 .Hemvati was a noted Marathi actress who also worked at PRITHVI Theatres. She acted in SANGRAM with Ashok Kumar and Nalini Jaywant in lead roles. She had also worked with Dev Anand in MOHAN ,Mubarak and Renuka in Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani and Raj Kapoor in Jail Yatra . A play of Prithvi Theatres, named Deewar had Hemvati and Raj kapoor in lead roles and the play became quite popular on stage during those days.

After marriage , Hemvati played the role of a caring wife and an affectionate mother in her family. After marriage,She possibly acted only in one movie PATIT PAAVAN a home production of sapru family. Hemavati died on 10-4-2005.

Sapru children are also in films. To quote their elder daughter REEMA is a well known script writer while second daughter PREETI is a successful Punjabi actress while their son Tej is a noted film and TV actor. The brother and sisters are closely attached to each other. They too live by the family values that they inherited from their father .

D K Sapru also acquired good and working knowledge of Homeopathy and was seen reading Homeopathic books quite often during his spare time. He then started practicing this school of medicine and would treat everybody without any charge often Buying medicines and distributing them free.

Sapru also committed a folly of producing films . One can say that he was misguided by some selfish friends .Though he had learnt some lessons from his first home production Patit paavan , a movie that earned him a few thousands only yet he took up another production project ” Bahadur Shah Zaffar”’ and brought in a large star cast that included Sudesh Kumar , Chand Usmani ,Shyama , Rehman ,Jeevan, Ulhaas ( M N kaul ) and Nirupa Roy .He pooled in all his resources and raised loans for the project mortgaging his spacious new Bunglow .The movie did not sell on Box office. That landed the family in great trouble. The house had to be sold to repay debts .

Sapru turned diabetic during his later life. Inspite of his failing health he decided to make a last attempt to produce another film JEEVAN CHALNE KAA NAAM. By Now Reema was a trained screen play / script writer . She wrote the script and the family signed in Sanjeev Kumar , Rekha , Shashi Kapoor . DK fell ill suddenly and had to be hospitalized for about an year. The project was abandoned. D K was also operated upon for a malignant growth in his shoulder and finaly died of a heart attack at a young age of 63 years in 1979. His favourite child Reema was already married at that time . And by then he had also turned a grandfather.

It was big blow to the judiciary when Mr Daya Kishen Sapru departed for heavenly abode. There were other esteemed judges, who graced the self-righteous chair of the temple of justice but could not create a niche for them like Mr Sapru and Mr Murad, in Hindi films . It is to their credit ,that they both not only enhanced the prestige of judiciary ,but they were also apt in enacting all types of characters.

Mr D K Sapru,scion of an influential Pandit family of J & K and one of the most handsome actor of his time ,like other young men joined the film line to become hero. Fair complexioned with expressive light eyes like his senior actor & fellow Kashmiri Pandit Chandra Mohan ,soon he became a known actor. His cousin Mr Jeevan was already an established actor in Hindi Films .

In 1948, Jaddan Bai produced a movie which was based upon the tragic tale of Romeo And Juliet, written by William Shakespeare,in which the female leading role was played by her daughter Nargis, opposite Sapru Saab. In the same year he married Hemavati ,a Marathi actress ,who mostly had worked on stage of IPTA and Prithvi Theatres and also in few movies. Interestingly ,she was leading lady in 1947 movie Mohan ,in which the struggling actor Dev Anand was her hero. Hemvati & Sapru ,looked as if they were made for each other ,as both were good looking ,fair coloured and had similar light eyes.

There was a big advertisement in Film India and other papers ,when K Asif announced Mughal E Azam ,for which he took Sapru and Nargis as jilted lovers with Chandra Mohan in the title role of the Great Mughal. The movie could not progress , as firstly the financier migrated to Pakistan and in 49 , Chandra Mohan passed away . Mr Sapru became a full time character actor and his versatility came to the forefront , when he portrayed dissimilar character in different movies . Sapru Saab was man for all seasons ,and could portray saintly person/villain/cop/ foreigner/ villager / sophisticated person /King/ Sultan .all type of characters with ease.

He looked so charming person as rich Jeweller ,father of Tanuja in Jewel Thief and in Tere Mere Sapne, he was a humble villager. In Zanzeer ,he was a mafia lord and in Majboor (1964) ,he was prosecuting lawyer. He appeared in numerous mythological movies and in fact made Patit Pawan in 1955 ,which did average business.

As an actor, he was doing well, therefore one fails to appreciate the reasons as to why he thought of producing movies. He made Bahadur Shah Zafar ,in which he himself essayed the role of unfortunate last Mughal. He took Chand Usmani, Shyama, Jeevan, Sudesh Kumar , Ullhas etc in the movie. Unaware of the lack of honesty of his production team , Mr Sapru kept faith on them and could not monitor the expenses and the movie was over budgeted .He spend all his money and even mortgaged his unmoveable assets to make the movie spectacular and completed the movie. But sadly the movie could not be released and remained in cans . It was a big blow for him.

Today’s song is sung by Uma Devi and Shanti Varma, as per HFGK. However, as per one comment on You Tube by a known collector, she was Shanti Sharma, and not Varma.’Swaron ki Yatra’, by Anil Bhargav also credits this song to Shanti Sharma. I have not found any singer Shanti Varma, but Shanti Sharma’s name as a singer is found in films Raees-48, Kinara, Shaukeen, Dhoom Dham, Rimzim and Veer Ghatotkach-all of 49, and Azmaish-52 in HFGK.

With this song, the blog now has 3000 songs from the decade of 1940s (viz from years between 1941 to 1950).


Song-Ab to hand mein hand nahin(Aahuti)(1950) Singers- Uma Devi, Shanti Sharma, Lyrics- Indeevar, MD- D C Dutt

Lyrics

Ab to hand mein hand nahin
ab dil me bajta
ab dil mein bajta band nahin
oh my dear
o dear
o dear
tum badal gaye
tum pahle se husband nahin
aa ha
ab to hand mein
ab to hand mein hand nahin

ye meri India hai
ye tera to England nahin
ye tera to England nahin

ho ho
ab to hand mein
ab to hand mein hand nahin

o o
yahaan na hogi whisky brandi
aur club ke dance
yahaan na hogi whisky brandi
aur club ke dance
yahaan na hogi whisky brandi
aur club ke dance
yahaan na hogi gitpit gitpit
aur nahin romance
yahaan na hogi gitpit gitpit
aur nahi romance
maal judaane ka na milega
yahaan koi ab chance
maal judaane ka na milega
yahaan koi ab chance

daal diya aafat mein toone
daal diya aafat mein toone
aafat ka koi end nahin
aa haa
ab to hand mein
ab to hand mein hand nahin

ab laut chalo laut chalo
ghar o meri sister
hawa vatan ki lagte hi
badal gaye mister
badal gaye mister
tumhen banaaye rakhne ko main
tumhen banaaye rakhne ko main
kar sakta recommand nahin
aa haa
ab to hand mein
ab to hand mein hand nahin

o ho
tum mere man ke paati
main hoon charnon ki daasi
nyochhaawar ka charanon pe
mathura ho ya kaashi
haath chhodkar saath mera
ab jaana tum england nahin
ab jaana tum england nahin

ho ho
ab to hand mein
ab to hand mein hand nahin
ab dil mein bajta
ab dil mein bajta band nahin
oh my dear
o dear
o dear
tum badal gaye
tum pahle se husband nahin
aa haa


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3649 Post No. : 14491

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 6
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

A special occasion calls for a special post – this was a point to be kept in mind when writing a post to mark 10 years of our pet-blog. It should not sound like any of the posts that I had written for the blog’s anniversary in the last few years- another thing to take care of.

Keeping these two main points in mind I have been ruminating about what to write for the last 20- 25 days. Added to this we get a mail from our Sudhir ji requesting the post to reach him well in advance so that posting on the blog can happen in a planned way and build-up the fervour to D-Day. And here I am on day 3653-3646 still writing.

What to write about and which song / movie to select was an issue which our Bharatbhai helped me resolve. I was glad to have been able to visit him on my recent trip to Mumbai. Sorry that it was not a four-cornered meet as Arunkumar ji was not in town and I was unable to contact Sadanand ji. I was dazed by Bharat Bhai’s passion for music irrespective of the genre though he has a soft-corner for classical, bhajans and lyrical stuff in addition to Lata Mangeshkar. And for the fifth or sixth time in my life I was awed by someone. It happened for the first time in 2014 when I visited Sudhir ji and saw his collection of music and books and music players. The feeling is repeated every time I have visited Arunkumar ji, Gajendra ji and Raja ji. Each of them has something in their dens that is eye-popping, one of the contributing factors to why I like visiting them. And I must thank Atul ji for starting the blog and bringing me in the same circle as these people.

So, as I said earlier Bharat Bhai has sowed the seed for this post and it might get to be a rather longish post if compared to all that I have ever written, so fellow-atulites please bear it and indulge me. 😊

I think I will say “once upon a time, not-so-long-ago” Atul ji started a blog by the name Atulsongaday on 19th July 2008. In that very same month, far, far away in another part of the country, a family shifted into a new city, new phase of life and a somewhat changed daily routine. Having moved into a new home the first 10-15 days just ran by in unpacking and setting up the house. In addition to helping the kids (who are now working adults) adjust to the lifestyle of the new city which is so spread out that in-spite of having more number of buses in its public transport fleet caters to fewer areas or people and make lesser number of trips as compared to our previous city – Mumbai. Then add to it the fact that suddenly the daughter and son were in different educational institutes, so different timings and work schedules fell in place. Oh, there was another thing to adjust to – the man of the house had his workplace within walking distance so after about 15 years I had the pleasure of company during lunchtimes.

When we were Mumbaikars we had developed the hobby of walking to the nearest cinema house whenever we felt like seeing a movie. This too changed in our new city – Bangalore (now the city is calling itself Bengaluru, even that has changed 😉). We found that the nearest cinema house was a good 5 kms away and was a multiplex; something we had not liked when in Mumbai as we felt that these places had hiked-up ticket charges (now multiplexes have become common and part of the movie-experience).

In the same month – July 2008 – Bollywood had about seven big releases meaning movies where a big banner, producer, director, or star – actors and actresses were involved. Namely ‘Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na’ starring newcomers Genelia D’Souza and Imran Khan; ‘Love Story 2050” with Priyanka Chopra in the lead; ‘Mehbooba’ with Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala (the last released movie with songs penned by Anand Bakshi); ‘Kismat Konnection’ with Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan; Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Contract’ (read about this movie as I was writing this); ‘Mission Istanbul’ starring Vivek Oberoi, Zayed Khan, Suneil Shetty etc. and ‘Money Hai Toh Honey Hai’ starring Govinda, Manoj Bajpai etc.

Of these the only movie that has stayed in my memory is ‘Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na’. Probably as this was the first movie which my kids went to see all by themselves in Bangalore, all cinema-going before that used to be family-affairs as I have said earlier. Another factor for it to remain in memory is the title which came from the popular song of the 70s. Then the music by AR Rehman was a standout which appealed to the young and the young-at-heart and the lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala were meaningful too. Along with a host of young actors the movie also had some new playback singers who have since gone on to sing many popular numbers and gained popularity themselves.

So, coming back to what I was telling, this movie released in the first week of July, and it was still there in the movie halls when my children decided to see it after we had finished settling in. It might have been 19th July since it was a Saturday (just checked on google) which used to be a half-working day at their colleges and I used to allow them to go for the evening show. (Is that why the blog began on 19th, being a Saturday?) So now I hope I have established the reason I chose this movie to debut here on the blog as compared to ‘Kismat Konnection’ or ‘Contract’ (both of which had released on 18th July 2008.)

“Jaane Tu … ya jaane na” was produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and was written and directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The cast included Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah ( appearing in a photo hanging on the wall, dressed in gallant Rathore-clan outfit), Anuradha Patel, Jayant Kripalani and Prateik Babbar with a horde of young actors who formed the group of friends of Genelia and Imran Khan. Paresh Rawal, Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan had guest appearances. The story is about two friends who don’t realise that they love each other but the enitre world around them is aware that they are meant for each other. The movie is about how the realization dawns on the two. Oh, the movie opens with the youngsters singing (rather tunelessly) the famous song “Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi” which just goes to show that youngsters do like the (not-so-old) song. 😊

So, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the blog, our shifting to Bengaluru and the movie itself here is the best party song that I can think of sung by Tanvi, Satish Subramaniam, Mohd Aslam, Darshana, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande (only recognisable name).

Happy Birthday ASAD. Let us have many more such anniversaries.

 

Song – Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na) (2008) Singer – Tanvi, Satish Subramaniam, Mohd Aslam, Darshana, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande, Lyrics – Abbas Tyrewala, MD – AR Rahman

Lyrics

(this is the future man)
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance

hai muscular
muscular
hai popular
popular
hai muscular
hai popular
spectacular
he’s a bachelor
he’s a bachelor
he’s a bachelor
pappu ki gaadi tez hai
pappu kudiyon main craze hai
pappu ki aankhen light blue
pappu dikhta angrez hai
angrez hai
rado ki ghadi haathon mein
perfume gucci waala
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu naach nahi sakta

wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey

tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
pappu can’t dance saala

wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na

paida pappu hua toh kismatein chamkin
aur uske munh main thi chaandi ki chamchi
he ye ye
pappu ke paas hai paisa
he ye ye
haathon ke mail ke jaisa
he ye ye he
pappu yaaron ka yaar hai
he ye ye ye
pappu hot hai smart hai
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay 
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu naach nahi sakta

tirikit daana na na na
tirikit daana na na na
tirikit daana na na na na
tirikit daana na na na

papa kehte hain bada naam karega
mera pappu toh aisa kaam karega
he ye ye
pappu ke paas hai mba
he ye ye
karta hai france mein holiday
he ye ye ye
pappu guitar bajaata hai
he ye ye he
jahaan jaata hai chhaa jaata hai
(scream)

but pappu can’t dance saala
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance
haay haay haay haay
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
haay haay haay haay
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
but pappu can’t dance saala

tirikit daana na na na na
tirikit daana na na na
but pappu naach nahin sakta
hey

tirikit dana tirikit daana ti ri dana (hai)
lets dance (hai)
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hai 
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hai 
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana

but pappu can’t dance saala


“Zinda Dil” (1975) was produced by K L Bhatia and K Shorey and directed by Sikandar Khanna for S B Films. The movie had Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Zaheara, Pran, I.S.Johar, Roopesh Kumar, Rajesh Lehr, Pinchoo Kapoor, Raj Mehra,Raj Rani,C.S.Dubey,Krishan Dhawan, Uma Khosla, Padma Chowhan, Master Shailesh, Master Rocky, Baby Fahima, Meenaxi, Goga, Ghanshyam, Raja Duggal, K.D.Shorey, Sikander Khanna, Dham Mota, Manohar, Azaad, Sarla Yeolekar etc in it.
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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 is a comedy song from film NAGINA-51. The singers are Rafi and Shamshad. This was a Nutan- Nasir Khan film.

Sometime back I finished reading Nutan’s Biography, written by her close friend and noted journalist, Lalita Tamhane. The book is titled ‘ ASEN MEE…NASEN MEE ‘ (I may be…I may not be). Many interesting things which are not well known are mentioned in this book. I will try to describe a part of it, from Nutan’s early career, as I remember. Thanks to Lalita Tamhane-the copyright holder.
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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 is the 10th, last and final song in the series “Lata with uncommon singers”.
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“Gunsundari” (1948) is an obscure movie by now. But as far as we are concerned, we know a great deal about this movie, thanks to the details provided by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia. Here is what he has to say about this movie:
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