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Blog Day :

4923 Post No. : 16756 Movie Count :

4559

Hullo Atuldom

This post is courtesy my youngest sister. We were on this telephonic chat and she was asking me about my new hobby/addiction and how it is coming by. In the conversation she mentioned about the how she appreciated Dilip Kumar in the song”Nain Lad Jaihe To Manwaa Maa Kasak Hoibe Kari” – his dancing to be more exact. She spoke about how the dance was almost continuous like a single shot song. And my reply to her was that the song from “Jewel Thief”Hothon  Mein Aisi Baat Main Dabaa Ke Chali Aayi” is an ideal example of a song in a single-shot and how Vyjayanthimala has danced and cameras were strategically placed to catch every movement and moment. To this my sister replied that being a trained classical dancer it would not have been so difficult for Vyjayanthimala but see Dilip Kumar dance in ‘Ganga Jamna’.

Now the Dilip Kumar dance I have been seeing from time immemorial and it is one of the songs on my personal favorites list. But after speaking to my sister, I saw the song again just before I started this post. Even if it is not a single shot-song, the choreography makes it seem so. There is a flow in the movements and actions from one frame to the other and the end result is one amazing continuous dance-song.

What the morning conversation did was it reminded me of another song that is nearly like the Dilip Kumar song viz. the choreography makes it feel that the artists have danced seamlessly, without any cuts between shots. This is the handiwork of Farah Khan. It is from the 2004 released ‘Main Hoon Na’ that is produced by Gauri Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment) and Ratan Jain (Venus Records and Tapes) and directed by Farah khan. It has a small star cast consisting of Naseeruddin Shah (special appearance), Kabir Bedi (special appearance), Suniel Shetty (in a negative role), Satish Shah, Kiron Kher, Boman Irani (forgetful principal), and Sushmita Sen, Amrita Rao, Sharukh Khan and Zayed Khan. Plus there are Rakhi Sawant, Tabu and Sajid Khan (Farah’s brother) in blink and miss roles.

The songs are written by Javed Akhtar and Anu Malik is the music director. It was nominated for a few awards in that year and won the Filmfare Award for best music. Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet, KK, Vasundhara Das, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan and the Sabri Brothers – Hashim and Aftab, are the voices that have sung in this film. Even Anu Malik sang a song in the film. Today’s song is in the voices of KK and Vasundhara Das.

We shall have this song today to wish Farah Khan on turning a year older. She had made her debut in films as dance director in 1992 with ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’ with the brilliantly picturised “Pehla Nasha Pehla Khumar” which had Aamir Khan prancing on the slopes of the Nilgiris in Ooty. She has since choreographed dance routines for about a 100 songs in 80 movies. She turned director with ‘Main Hoon Na’ and producer with ‘Joker’ (in 2012) which was directed by her husband Shirish Kunder. She has been in front of the camera in films right from 1995 as a person among the crowd etc. and she had a formal full length role in ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ (2012) where she was romantic lead pair with Boman Irani and her aunt Daisy Irani played her to-be mother-in-law. Of course she has made it a practice to get her whole crew in front of the camera, along with the end-titles, in all the films that she has directed.

A very Happy Birthday to this multi-talented personality who comes from a family of artists who have been in Bollywood since the late ’50s – her maternal aunts are Honey and Daisy Irani, her father Kamran Khan was a stuntman-turned-filmmaker, Javed Akhtar is her maternal aunt’s ex-husband, so that makes Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar (filmmakers) her cousins.


Song- Chale jaise hawaayen sanan sanan(Main Hoon Na)(2004) Singers-Vasundhara Das, KK,Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik
Male chorus
Female chorus
Vasundhara Rao + K K

Lyrics

lalalalalala
lalalalalala
lalalalaa
lalalalalala
lalalalalala
lalalalaa

whats up?

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o

chale jaise hawaayen sanan sanan
ude jaise parinde gagan gagan
jaayen titliyaan jaise chaman chaman
yoonhi ghoomoon main bhi magan magan
he he he he
hehe wo o o o
he he o ho
aa haa aa aa aa
main deewaani dil ki raani gham se anjaani
kab darti hoon wo karti hoon jo hai thhaani
chale jaise hawaayen sanan sanan
ude jaise parinde gagan gagan

chhuk chhuk chhuk chhuk dum
chhuk chhuk chhuk chhuk dum
chhuk dum chhuk dum dum
chhuk dum dum

whats up?

say what?

koi roke koi aaye
jitna bhi mujh ko samjhaaye
main naa sunungi kabhi
apni hi dhun mein rahti hoon
main pagli hoon mai ziddi hoon
kahte hain ye to sabhi
koi nahin jaana
ke armaan kyaa hai mera aa aa

chale jaise hawaayen sanan sanan
ude jaise parinde gagan gagan
jaayen titliyaan jaise chaman chaman
yoonhi ghoomoon main bhi magan magan
he he
he he
he he
o o o
he he
o ho
aa ha
aa aa aa aa

main deewaani dil ki raani gham se anjaani
kab darti hoon vo karti hoon jo hai thhaani
chale jaise hawaayen sanan sanan
uden jaise parinde gagan gagan

[Dialogues]

nananana
nananan
nananana
nananan
nananan

aayen haseenaayen to aayen
mujh ko dikhaane apni adaayen
main bhi kuchh kam nahin
yeah
aankhon mein aankhen jo daaloon
dil main churaa loon hosh chura loon
koi ho kitna haseen
mera
ho gayaa wo
jo ik baar mujh se mila aa aa aa

chale jaise hawaayen sanan sanan
uden jaise parinde gagan gagan
jaayen bhanwre jaise chaman chaman
yoonhi ghoomoon main bhi magan magan

he he
he he
he he
o o o o
he he
o ho
aa haa
aa aa aaa

main deewaana main anjaana gham se begaana
hoon aawaara lekin pyaara
sab ne maana
chale jaise hawaayen sanan sanan

uden jaise paride gagan gagan
jaayen bhanwre jaise chaman chaman/font>
yoonhi ghoomoon main bhi magan magan
chale jaise hawaayen sanan sanan
ude jaise parinde

gagan gagan


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Blog Day :

4918 Post No. : 16743

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 03
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This day ten years ago (4 January 2012) was a prolific day for the blog. As many as eight songs from eight different movies were covered on that day.

Here is the list of the songs that were covered in the blog on 4 january 2012:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) MD Lyricist Singer(s) Remarks
5241 Jeewan ki beena ka taar boley Raani Roopmati (1959) S N Tripathi Bharat Vyas Lata Movie YIPPEED by now
5242 Phool sa chehra chaand si rangat Raat Aur Din(1967) Shankar Jaikishan Hasrat Jaipuri Rafi Movie YIPPEED by now
5243 Teri haseen nigaah ka ehsaanmand hoon Devi(1970) Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi Rafi-Lata 2 songs covered out of 5
5244 Tan mann tere rang rangoongee Archana (1973) Shankar Jaikishan Neeraj Lata 3 songs covered out of 6
5245 Diye jalte hain phool khilte hain Namak Haraam(1973) R D Burman Anand Bakshi Kishore Kumar Movie YIPPEED by now
5246 Kisi baat par main kisi se khafaa hoon Bemisaal(1982) R D Burman Anand Bakshi Kishore Kumar Movie YIPPEED by now
5247 Apne hothhon ki bansi banaa le mujhe Gambler(1970) S D Burman Neeraj Lata-Kishore Kumar Movie YIPPEED by now
5248 Zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain jo makaam AapKi Kasam (1974) R D Burman Anand Bakshi Kishore Kumar Movie YIPPEED by now

One can notice that six out of eight movies whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. Only two movies, whose songs were covered that day are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today on 4 January 2022.

“Archana”(1973) is one of the movies.

“Archana”(1973) was directed by Satpal for Vikram Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Mala Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Snehlata, Jagdeep, Manmohan Krishna, Bobby, Jagridar, V. Gopal, Sulochana, Shabnam, Madhu, Sushila, Shibana, Om Prakash, Jr Mehmood etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Three songs of “Archana”(1973) have been covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Song Date of post Singer(s)
Tan mann tere rang rangoogee 4 January 2012 Lata
Janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho 15 November 2020 Asha Bhonsle
Jiyaa mein laagaa morey baan preet ka 19 December 2021 Manna Dey

Today, as blog ten year challenge, here is another song from “Archana”(1973) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Mala Sinha around waterfalls, river streams etc.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio (Full song)

Video(Partial song)

Song-Jaise jaise preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye (Archana)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra

jaisey jaisey
jaisey jaisey ae
jaisey jaise preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye ae
waisey waisey meraa nikhaar badhaa jaaye
jaisey jaise preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye ae
waisey waisey meraa nikhaar badhaa jaaye
haan aan jaisey jaisey preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye ae
waisey waisey meraa nikhaar badhaa jaaye

paani ke darpan mein dekhoon jo chhaayaa
chhaayaa mein preetam nazar mujhe aayaa
milney ki aashaa hai jaa kar miloongi
dil maine khoyaa to saajan ko paayaa
khoye khoye
khoye khoye ae
khoye khoye dil mein iqraar badhaa jaaye
jaisey jaisey preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye
haan jaisey jaisey preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye ae
waisey waisey meraa nikhaar badhaa jaaye

mausam jo aayaa hai le kar taraaney
bhejaa piyaajee ne mujhko bulaaney
jaaoongi saj-dhaj ke bann`ke dulhaniyaa
aur jaake baitoongi unn`ke sarhaaney
dheerey dheerey
dheerey dheerey ae
dheerey dheerey meraa singaar badhaa jaaye
jaisey jaisey preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye
haan jaisey jaisey preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye ae
waisey waisey mera nikhaar badhaa jaaye

saanson ke taaron mein unn`ki sadaa hai
unn`ki rahoongi yehee faislaa hai
main unn`ke darshan ki pyaasi pujaaran
dil jisne jeetaa meraa devtaa hai
pyaasey pyaasey
pyaasey pyaasey ae
pyaasey pyaasey nainon mein khumaar badhaa jaaye
jaisey jaisey preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye ae
haan jaisey jaisey preetam se pyaar badhaa jaaye ae
waisey waisey mera nikhaar badhaa jaaye
hmmm hmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmm


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 :

4912 Post No. : 16729

Today’s song is from the film Raja Harishchandra-1952.

The story of Raja Harishchandra is prominent in Hindu culture for being a Satyawadi king, who made big sacrifices to stand by his word given to a sage, though in a dream. Most people in the age group of 50 and above possibly must have read his story in their childhood. This was not only a popular story for children but even the Hindi film makers loved this story.

The very first silent feature film made in 1913 by Dadasaheb Phalke was on this story. From 1913 onwards there were 5 silent films made on this story, in the years 1913, 1917,1924, 1928 and 1929. After the Talkie films started, in the first year itself, i.e. in 1931, there were 2 films made on this story. The first was Harishchandra-1931 made in Bombay by Krishnatone film co. and the other was Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra-1931 made in Calcutta by Madan Theatres. Following is the list of films on this story….
1931- Harishchandra
1931- Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra
1932- Ayodhya ka Raja ( Hindi version of the First Marathi Talkie ” Ayodhyecha Raja”, by Prabhat Films )
1952- Raja Harishchandra
1958- Harishchandra
1963- Harishchandra-Taramati
1970- Harishchandra Taramati
1979- Raja Harishchandra

These are Hindi films. There were several films in Regional languages too. In the last 30 years or so, I am not aware of any mythological or religious films made in Hindi – though regional languages keep on making such films. Perhaps Hindi filmmakers have become too ‘ Secular’ to make religious films !

Film Raja Harishchandra-1952 was made by Trivedi productions, owned by Chimanlal Trivedi. He was a producer of a different kind. He founded many production houses, starting with the famous CIRCO Productions – which was sold to A.R.Kardar in 1942 to make his own Kardar studio. Kardar was a paid director in this company.

Chimanlal Trivedi, was one of the major filmmakers of the 30s and the 40s decade. He was more a Producer businessman than a Director. While he directed hardly 7 films, he produced close to 50 films- all having A grade actors, directors and composers !

Born on 19-3-1909 at a village near Anand in Gujarat he was from a Brahmin family. He did his schooling in Ahmedabad and technical graduation from Baroda. Being an expert in weaving, he took up a job as a weaving Master in Calcutta. Fond of writing, he started writing Dramas, which were staged in Bengal and Gujarat. He was attracted towards Cinema and tried some work in New Theatres. Knowing that the real playing field is Bombay he reached there. He wrote stories for the film Chevrolet-36 and Danger Signal-37 for Mohan pictures.

He established his own production company CIRCO (Cine Industries Recording COmpany) in 1937. By 1943, he had made 12 films. He preferred not to direct his films, but appointed directors like Mohan Sinha for Laxmi-40, Anuradha-40 and Vanmala-41, Balwant Bhatt for Suhag-40 and Madhusudan-41, A R Kardar for Swami-41 and Nai Duniya-42 and Debki Bose for Apna Ghar-42.

He had the art of getting the most popular stars for his films like, Prithviraj kapoor, Chandramohan, Durga Khote,Mazhar khan, Bibbo,Surendra, Jairaj, Sitara, Jeevan, Yaqub, Shobhana Samarth, Prem Adeeb, Vishnupant Pagnis,Leela Desai, Pahadi Sanyal, Shanta Apte and many others. Even big directors like Debki Bose,Nitin Bose, Kardar,Mohan Sinha, Sarvottam Badami, Nandlal Jaswantlal,Profull Roy, Sudhir Sen, R S Chaudhary, Phani Mujumdar, Balwant Bhatt etc. worked for him. From Prabhat he brought Shanta Apte for Rs.1000 pm, and also Chandramohan, Pagnis and Mazhar khan. His friend Chandulal Shah followed his way and brought K L Saigal from New Theatres !

C L Trivedi was an expert in gathering funds for his films. After CIRCO at Parel, he started Laxmi Productions at Andheri, in 1942. He made mera Gaon, Sharafat, Bhagya Laxmi, Kadambari, Tamanna, Inkaar, Mohabbat,Miss Devi etc. In 1951, it was Supreme Pictures, Trivedi Productions was in 1952, Kala Kendra in 1953 and with Chitra Bharati in 1954, he made 13 films upto 1961. Top Composers like Timir Baran, Ashok Ghosh, Rafiq Gaznavi, K C Dey, Saraswati Devi,Husnlal-Bhagatram and Naushad gave music to his films.

In the end, he turned to Stage and started Abhinay Bharati. He staged many dramas in Bombay and Gujarat. Chimanlal always went for big names. He had close relations with Nehru, Menon, Morarji Desai, and other National leaders. His wife Kantaben was a Leader herself. Chimanlal Trivedi died on 25-11-1973. His wife, 3 sons and a daughter settled in the USA.

It may be a coincidence, but Gujarati businessmen like Chimanlal Trivedi, Chimanlal Desai,Chimanlal Luhar, Chaturbhuj Doshi, Chimankant Desai, Chunibhai Desai and Chandulal Shah made sizable contribution to Hindi cinema in the first 20 years of the Talkie era. All names started with CH ( ? ) !

My today’s post will be my last post in this year – 2021. I have written 121 posts in this year, from January 2021 till this one. This is much faster than my 95 posts written in 2020. I had reached my Landmark post no. 1000 on 18-8-2021. Forget the number of posts I write, the sheer joy I get in writing about old films and music can not be measured. The credit for my writing goes to ATUL ji and our readers of this Blog. This Blog has achieved an unique position in the Blogosphere for its consistency, accuracy, credibility and variety of information available – unrestricted to any and everyone interested in old films and music. It is a matter of Pride for us to be one of the contributors here. Thank you, ATUL ji.

Most of us who had read the story of Raja Harishchandra in our childhood may not be remembering it fully now. So, here is the story of the film Raja Harishchandra-1952….

Truth alone shall succeed in the end. For, Truth alone can keep the world stable. From times immemorial, torch-bearers of Truth have blazed the trail of human progress. Such one was Harishchandra, the King of Ayodhya. . Child Harischandra flowered into a handsome youth on the bough of royal luxury. The young heart fell for Princess Taramati of Mithila. Every full moon saw the young hunter Harischandra making his way to the forest to meet his love, Taramati.

On one such occasion, the lovers lost their track in the darkness of the heavy bursting clouds and wandered to the ashram of a blind Brahmin sage Sachchidanand, who gave them shelter for the night. Next morning came the time to take leave; but Harishchandra could not feel like leaving the ashram until he knew his future from the lips Sachchidanand, the miracle of whose astrological powers, he was fortunate to see. Sachinanand tried to dissuade Harishchandra from his thoughts but Harishchandra insisted upon knowing his future. Helpless Sachidanand had to foretell what lay in store in the future of Harishchandra. . “The married life of Harishchandra and Taramati shall be a hard one”. What a rude shock to the great lovers.

Harishchandra did his utmost to persuade Taramati away from her decision of marrying him. But how could Taramati be happy without Harishchandra? So Harishchandra and Taramati were married. The father of Harishchandra refused to believe in the words of Sachchidananad and put him behind the bars. . Destiny has its way with human beings. In spite of everything, Harishchandra could not find peace with himself. The shadows of the coming events made him restless. The words of Sachchidanad started taking shape. This development was too much for the old father of Harishchandra to bear. He broke down under its weight and died a miserable man.

This completely unnerved Harishchandra and took him to the feet of Sachchidanand seeking his advice in saving himself and his family from ruination. . Sachchidanad impressed upon him the greatness of Honesty and Karma, and asked him to practice Truth.

When Harishchandra accepted and started practicing the doctrine of Truth, Indra, the King of Gods, was greatly shocked. For, a mere human being like Harishchandra had started on his path to Godliness by practicing Truth and might one day unseat the Gods! . Sensing this great danger, Vishwamitra decided to put Harishchandra on severe trials, with a view of forcing him to commit breaches in his practice of Truth. He thought of the most ruthless snares to catch Harishchandra unawares. Next day he went to the king and asked him to donate all his kingdom, which the king had promised him in the sage’s dream. Satyavadi Harishchandra donates the kingdom, sells his wife and son to a Brahman and self to a guard of Shamshan, in order to collect Dakshina amount.

After a few days,his son dies of snake bite,but there is no money to pay tax for cremation. Taramati sells her Mangalsutra and pays to Harishchandra, the Shamshan Guard to cremate their son. Seeing all this, the Gods descend and make his son alive,return all his kingdom and give the family a place in Heaven. Thus Truth alone triumphs.

The cast of the film was Sumitra Devi, Prem Adeeb, Gope, Lalita pawar, Tiwari, Kammo and many others.Film’s 6 songs were written by Bharat vyas, Ramesh Gupta, Gulshan and qamar Jalalabadi and the music was by Husnlal-Bhagatram. 5 songs of this film were already discussed. Today’s song is the 6th and final song here, making the film an ” YIPPEE” film.

Here is wishing our readers a very Happy and prosperous New Year – 2022 !


Song- Khushiyan manaao aaj deepak jalaao aaj(Raja Harishchandra)(1952) Singers- Sulochana Kadam, Satish Batra, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

khushiyaan manaao aaj
deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
khushiyaan manaao aaj deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya

o o o o
o o o o
suno suno suno saajna tumhen sikhaaun naachna
suno suno suno saajna tumhen sikhaaun naachna
aaj naache mora ang ang re
aaj naache mora ang ang re
naacho naacho chham chhama chham chham chhama chham
naacho naacho chham chhama chham chham chhama chham
jhoom jhoom gaao aaj masti lutaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
khushiyaan manaao aaj
deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
sajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o

dekho dekho dekho saanwri huyi khushi se baawri
dekho dekho dekho saanwri huyi khushi se baawri
man bhi naache paayal ke sang re
man bhi naache paayal ke sang re
khelo khelo khelo more baalma
khelo khelo khelo more baalma
raas rachaao aaj
rang udaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
khushiyaan manaao aaj
deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya

o o o o o
o o o o
hato hato hato saanwre
chhedo na sabke saamne
hato hato hato saanwre
chhedo na sabke saamne
mukhde ka ud na jaaye rang re
mukhde ka ud na jaaye rang re
jaao jaao jaao more baalma
jaao jaao jaao more baalma
dil ko na jalaao aaj
aankhen na churaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
khushiyaan manaao aaj
deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4867 Post No. : 16659

Today, November 14, 2021 is the 4th Remembrance Day of Shyama (real name – Khurshid Akhtar) who enthralled the Hindi film buffs with her blinks and smiles in her Hindi films of 1950s. There was a spontaneity and energy in her performances reflecting, what I guess, her joie de vivre nature.

My earliest memory of watching Shyama was in ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) on its repeat release sometime in 1974 as a part of Guru Dutt’s Film Perspectives. I became familiar with her face when some of the songs picturised on her from the films like my all-time favourite, ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956), ‘Bhaabhi’ (1957), ‘Sharda’ (1957), ‘Mr Qartoon MA’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960) and many more, used to be telecast on Mumbai Doordarshan’s  ‘Chhaaya Geet’ programme. Some of her songs have remained in the limelight even today. I can never get tired of watching those songs pictuirsed on Shyama.

Shyama (07 Jun, 1935 – 14 Nov, 2017) was born in Lahore but her family had shifted to Mumbai in early 1940s. She did her schooling in Anjuman-E-Islam High School in South Mumbai. Shyama’s foray into her first Hindi film, ‘Zeenat’ (1945) was an accidental one. When she was on a visit to watch the film’s shooting along with her school friends, the film’s director, Shaukat Hussain Rizvi invited her to be the part of the chorus singers for the picturization of the qawwali song, “Aahen Na Bhari Shiqwe Na Kiye”. At that time, she was 9. Thereafter, she did small roles as a child actor and side roles as a teenager in around 35 films. At a young age, she had become the bread-earner for her large family. Her screen name, Shyama was given by Prakash Pictures’ Vijay Bhatt when working in his film, ‘Nai Maa’ (1946) as a child artist.

Everything was not roses on the way to reach the stardom for Shyama. She had to struggle very hard to get roles during the early stage of her life when she was growing from her childhood to a teenager. Her struggling days got over when she bagged her first lead role in Filmistan’s ‘Shrimati ji’ (1952) with Nasir Khan. Thereafter, there was no dearth of work for her in the films.

During her filmy career of over 4 decades, Shyama worked in around 175 films. Some of her notable films are ‘Hum Log’ (1951), ‘Sazaa’ (1951), ‘Dil-E-Naadan’ (1953), ‘Shart’ (1954), ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Musaafirkhaana’ (1955), ‘Chhoo Mantar’ (1956), ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956), ‘Shaarda’ (1957), ‘Bhaabhi’ (1957), ‘Johnny Walker’ (1957), ‘Mr. Qartoon MA’ (1958), ‘Laala Rukh’ (1958), ‘Chhoti Bahen’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Zabak’ (1961), ‘Bahurani’ (1963). From 1960’s onwards, Shayma switched over to character roles. She was active till the end of 1970s. However, after the death of her husband in 1979, she virtually took retirement from the films. Shyama faced the camera for the last time in ‘Hathyaar’ (1989).

I was going through her filmography from 1952 when she started getting lead actor’s roles to 1960 when her career was in the waning stage as a lead actor. It is amazing to note that during 1952-60, she worked in as many as 84 films making an average of nearly 10 films per year. I do not recall any other actress of her time achieved this distinction. The main reason for her large number films was that she accepted both the lead as well as supporting actor’s roles. Her films covered a variety of genres with a large assortments of lead actors like Motilal, Ashok Kumar, Premnath, Shammi Kapoor, Bharat Bhushan, Karan Diwan, Guru Dutt, Balraj Sahni, Sunil Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Johnny Walker, Ranjan, Mahipal, Talat Mehmood etc.

Shyama faced her worst financial and emotional turmoil in 1953 when she decided to marry director and cinematographer Fali Mistry. They fell in love  on the sets of ‘Sazaa’ (1951). The marriage was opposed by her father and her brothers. She had revealed her agony in her article in the Urdu film magazine ‘Shama’, published in November 1954, the English translation of which is available in Yasir Abbasi’s book ‘Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai’ (2018).

According to Shyama, apparently the problem for her large family was that having got used to living lavishly on her earnings, they feared that her marriage with Fali Mistry would strip them off comforts and luxuries. When she decided to go ahead with the marriage, she was forced to leave her own house without her money and jewelry as her father and brothers confiscated all her assets including the bank balances. She and her supporting mother had to stay with the family of producer-director M Sadiq for a month before she could buy her own house by arranging money. It took another six months for Shyama and Fali Mistry to get married. But the marriage was not revealed in public for a long time for fear of film producers avoiding her to sign the new films.

Shyama spent her financially secured retired life, socializing with her close friends like Nanda, Shakeela, Waheeda Rehman, Jabeen Jaleel etc. Just about 5 years before her death, she got a paralysis attack making her movements restricted. However, she majorly recovered from the paralysis. She breathed her last on November 14, 2017 due to lung infections, leaving behind her two sons and a daughter. Her elder son, Faroukh Mistry is a Cinematographer in Hindi feature films and has directed many documentary and advertising films. The second son, Rohinton Mistry is settled in London as a businessman. Both her elder son and her daughter, Shirin were with her while she breathed her last.

As a tribute to Shyama on the occasion of her 4th Remembrance Day, I have chosen a song pictuirsed on her in the film ‘Khota Paisa’ (1958). This film was among four films in which Shyama acted opposite Johnny Walker in lead role. The other three films in this combination were ‘Chhoo Mantar’ (1956), ‘Johnny Walker’ (1957) and ‘Mr Qartoon MA (1958). Incidentally, all these three films had OP Nayyar as the music director.

‘Khota Paisa’ (1958) had 7 songs of which 5 songs have been covered on the Blog. All the songs were written by Rajinder Krishan which were set to music by Madan Mohan. I am presenting the 6th song, “Ye Zaalim Nighaaon Ki Ghaat” which is sung by Asha Bhosle. It is a club song during which NA Ansari, the menacing pipe smoking villain, is present along with his henchmen.

It is interesting to note that in the record version there is some changes in wordings of the song as under:

Film Sound Track Version Record Version
Mukhda
ye zaalim NIGHAAON ki GHAAT
badi tikhi badi NATKHATI
Mukhda
ye zaalim MOHABBAT ki CHAAT
badi tikhi badi CHATPATI
Antara-2
GAA le ZARA jahaan mein
NAGMA to aashiqi kaajo NAYE pyaar ki RAT RATI
Antara-2
LE le MAZA jahaan mein
DAM BHAR LO aashiqi kaajo NA THHI pyaar ki PHATPATI
Antara-3
KATNE bhi de khushi se
ye BAHAAR ke zamaane
Antara-3
LOOTNE bhi de khushi se
ye PYAAR ke zamaane

Other features of this song is that Asha Bhosle seems to imitate the style of Geeta Dutt  and Madan Mohan’s musical composition of the song closely resembles that of OP Nayyar.

Video

Audio

Song – Ye Zaalim Nigaahon Ki Ghaat (Khota Paisa) (1958) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – Madan Mohan

Lyrics

ye zaalim nighaaon ki ghaat
badi teekhi badi natkhati
apne apne muqaddar ki baat
kiske hisse mein kitni bati
ye zaalim nighaaon ki ghaat
badi teekhi badi natkhati
 
jo nazar na milaayi
na jigar pe chot khaayi
us dil kaa faayda kya
jo kisi pe aa na jaaye
hai wo zindagi bhi koi zindagi
jo mohobbat kiye bin kati
ye zaalim nighaaon ki ghaat
badi teekhi badi natkhati
 
jo huwa na kisi ka
dushman hai zindagi ka
gaa le zara jahaan mein
nagma to aashiqi ka
tu jiya bhi to kya
do ghadi ke liye
jo na ye pyaar ki rat rati
ye zaalim nigaahon ki ghaat
badi teekhi badi natkhati
 
ye dil kaun jaane
lut jaaye kis bahaane
katne bhi de khushi se
hain bahaar ke zamaane
lut gaye dil kai
mit gaye dil kai
par mohobbat kabhi na ghati
ye zaalim nigaahon ki ghaat
badi teekhi badi natkhati
apne apne muqaddar ki baat
kiske hisse mein kitni bati

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ये ज़ालिम निगाहों की घात
बड़ी तीखी बड़ी नटखटी
अपने अपने मुकद्दर की बात
किसके हिस्से में कितनी बटी
ये ज़ालिम निगाहों की घात
बड़ी तीखी बड़ी नटखटी

जो नज़र ना मिलाई
ना जिगर पे चोट खाई
उस दिल का फायदा क्या
जो किसी पे आ ना जाए
है वो ज़िंदगी भी कोई ज़िंदगी
जो मोहब्बत किए बिन कटी
ये ज़ालिम निगाहों की घात
बड़ी तीखी बड़ी नटखटी

जो हुआ ना किसी का
दुश्मन है ज़िंदगी का
गा ले ज़रा जहां में
नग़मा तो आशिक़ी का
तू जिआ भी तो क्या दो घड़ी के लिए
जो ना ये प्यार की रट रटी
ये ज़ालिम निगाहों की घात
बड़ी तीखी बड़ी नटखटी

ये दिल कौन जाने
लुट जाये किस बहाने
कटने भी दे खुशी से
हैं बहार के जमाने
लुट गए दिल कई
मिट गए दिल कई
पर मोहब्बत कभी ना घटी
ये ज़ालिम निगाहों की घात
बड़ी तीखी बड़ी नटखटी
अपने अपने मुकद्दर की बात
किसके हिस्से में कितनी बटी


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4864 Post No. : 16655

“Ahsaas”(1979) was directed by S K Suri for Sippy Films, Bombay. This movie had Dina, Parwez, Rakesh Bedi, Kiran Vairaaale, Sahil, Reetarani Kaul, Chaand Usmani, Leela Mishra, Sundar, Mohan Sherry, Asha Potdar, Arun Desai, Deepak, Raj, Sanjay Kaushik, Ashok junior, K S Deshpande, Dinanath etc. The movie had special appearances by Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Simmi, Bindu, Simple Kapadia and Amjad Khan.

This movie, a “quickie” movie between “Sholay” (1975) and “Shaan” (1980) was made with unknown names. This “A” certificate movie, which was publicised on the strength of its special appearance artists viz Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi etc failed at the box office.

I was one of those people who had watched this movie first day first show when it was released in Ranchi (bunking college in the process) and I was duly disappointed.

I disliked the movie and also its songs.

Many decades later, I began to find the songs of this movie to be hummable.

The movie had six songs in it.

Five songs have been covered in the blog so far :-

Song Date
Sapnon ke shahar ham banaayenge ghar 22 May 2009
Kitne Raanjhe tujhe dekhkar bairaagi ban gaye 26 February 2010
Kuchh khone ko dil karta hai 17 August 2012
Roothho na roothho na 7 August 2018
Jo na chhote hain na bade 26 February 2020

Here is the sixth and final song from “Ahsaas”(1979) to appear in the blog. The movie opens with this song. It is sung by Kishore Kumar and Shailendra Singh. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The song is picturised on Parvez and Rakesh Bedi who are seen riding motorbikes, trying to ape Amitabh Bachchan’s motor bike riding song in “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”(1978) – Rote huye aate hain sab hanstaa huaa jo jaayegaa . These two non stars looked ridiculous to me in this picturisation.

Now , more than four decades later, I have grudgingly begun to like this song, not for its picturisation but for its singing. The upstart hero Parvez had the rare privilege of lip syncing in the voice of Kishore Kumar in this movie including in this song. Rakesh Bedi, who played Hero’s side kick, got to lip sync in the voice of Shailendra Singh.

With this song, all the six songs of “Ahsaas”(1979) have been covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Saara zamaana chhod chale (Ahsaas)(1979) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics

ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho o

saara zamaana chhod chale
duniya ki rasmein tod chale
saara zamaana chhod chale
duniya ki rasmein tod chale
dil ho jahaan
pyaar ho jahaan
us duniya ki oar chale

saara zamaana chhod chale
hey duniya ki rasmein tod chale

himmat bhi hai
raftaar bhi
khatron se hai humen pyaar bhi
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
himmat bhi hai raftar bhi
khatron se hai humen pyaar bhi
aage hain hum peechhe jahaan

har mod pe hai naya imtihaan
saara zamaana chhod chale
duniya ki rasmein tod chale
dil ho jahaan pyaar ho jahaan
us duniya ki oar chale

saara zamaana chhod chale
hey duniya ki rasmein tod chale

angoor se honthon waali
haaye
sindoor se gaalon waali
haaye haaye
hey hey hey hey hey
haa haa haa

angoor se honthon waali
sindoor se gaalon waali

jis din koi bha jaayenge
duniya pe hum chha jaayenge
saara zamaana chhod chale
duniya ki rasmein tod chale
dil ho jahaan
pyaar ho jahaan
us duniya ki oar chale

saara zamaana chhod chale
hey duniya ki rasmein tod chale
ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho o
ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho o
ho ho ho ho ho


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

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4796 Post No. : 16557 Movie Count :

4508

‘Aawaaz’ (1942) was produced by Dadasaheb Torne under his banner, Saraswati Cinetone and was directed by Rafique Razvi. The star cast included Maya Bannerji, Wasti, Swarnlata, Danve, Kailash, Shantabai, Baby Anwari etc. Dadasaheb Torne set up Saraswati Cinetone in 1931 after the sound films came into being. His maiden sound film, ‘Shyamsundar’ (1932) completed silver jubilee run in Mumbai. ‘Aawaaz’ (1942) was the last film of Dadasaheb Torne.

I became aware of Dadasaheb Torne when his name had propped up prominently in many newspapers and magazines around the time of closing of the centenary celebrations of Indian films in May 3, 2013. The day was exactly 100 years after Dadasaheb Phalke’s first Indian film. ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was released. Vijay and Anil Torne, the sons of Dadasaheb Torne claimed that it was their father, Dadashaeb Torne who produced India’s first film ‘Shree Pundalik’ (1912) which was released in the Coronation theatre in central Mumbai on May 18, 1912.

A petition signed by many citizens including the family members of Dadasaheb Torne and Vikas Patil, the producer and the then Chairman of IMPPA was submitted to the then President, Pranab Mukherjee and others seeking the status to Dadasaheb Torne as the producer of the first Indian film ‘Shree Pundalik’ (1912). A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was also filed in Bombay High Court seeking the honour to Dadasaheb Torne for producing the first Indian film. Both the petition as well as PIL have cited the advertisement of the film which appeared in the Times of India dated May 25, 1912 and its screening in the Coronation Theatre. The film ran for two weeks.

I could not get to know whether any decision on the petition or the judgement on PIL came out. But judging by the intense debate in the print media those days on this issue, I do not think that the Government of India gave any final response to the petition.

There were many articles which appeared on this issue in various newspapers of that time such as the Times of India, Indian Express, DNA, Mid-Day etc. Based on the articles in these newspapers, I have summarised the points of arguments for and arguments against declaring ‘Shree Pundalik’ to be the first Indian film produced by Dadasaheb Torne which are as under:

Arguments in favour of ‘Shree Pundalik’ as the first Indian film

1. ‘Shree Pundalik’ was shot on a movie camera with a cameraman. The shooting script was written by Dadasaheb Torne and his friends, Ramrao Kirtikar and Nanasaheb Chitre.

2, Dadasaheb Torne directed ‘Shree Pundalik’ beside acting. Tipnis and Joshi also acted along with other actors. The shooting was done at the junction of the then Girgaon Road and Lamington Road. So, it was a location shooting.

3. The length of the film was 4000 feet, So, it was a feature-length film as per the standard of films those days.

4. Dadasaheb Torne was continuously associated with Indian films as a producer, director, editor, sound recordist and film distributors since 1912.

Arguments against ‘Shree Pundalik’ as the first Indian film.

1. ‘Shree Pundalik’ was a recording of a drama of the same name with a camera fixed on the stage. In other words, there were no camera movements, no close-ups and multiple angle shots. As against this, ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was filmed using the cinematic techniques. It was shot with a movie camera with multiple angles and in parts. All the parts were later joined together to make a full film (editing functions).

2. It is claimed that ‘Shree Pundalik’ was 1500 feet in length with a runtime of 22 minutes whereas the length of ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was 3700 feet with a runtime of 40 minutes.

3. For ‘Shree Pundalik’, the camera was operated by a Britisher, Johnson who took the raw film to London for processing. The negatives of the film is not available in India. The film’s positive print along with other related documents was lost during the Panshet dam flooding in Pune in 1961. ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was processed in India. In the words of Dadasheb Phalke, it was a complete swadeshi film.

4. Raja Harishchandra’ was made with a shooting script. Actors were specially selected for the film. Elaborate sets were designed both for indoor and outdoor shootings. Special costumes were designed for the actors. There were shooting schedules of about 4 weeks. In other words, all the important aspects of a film making – direction, camera movements, a couple of trick scenes, art work, costumes, lighting, editing etc were handled while making ‘Raja Harishchandra’.

Government of India continues to recognise ‘Raja Harishchandra’ as the first feature film made in India and Dadasaheb Phalke as the pioneer of Indian films.

A biographical book on Dadasaheb Torne was written in Marathi by Shashikant Kinikar, a film journalist which was published in 2007. After failing to get the book though I got some material from the preview of the book. I came across an article written by Kumar Kadam in Marathi in Maharashtra Times, dated April 23, 2012 giving a short biography of Dadasaheb Torne.

Ramchandra Gopal (Dadasaheb) Torne (13/04/1890 – 19/01/1960) was born in Sukalwad village, near Malwan in Sindhudurg district. At the age of 3, his father passed away plunging the family into poverty. As a result, Dadasaheb Torne did not complete his primary schooling.

Because of poverty, the family shifted to Mumbai. Soon, the young Dadasaheb went to Karachi with a friend and worked there in a shop learning job of an electrician. After about 6 months, he came back to Mumbai and joined Greaves Cotton in their Electric Department.

In Mumbai, once he attended the premier of the Marathi drama ‘Shree Pundalik’ staged by an amateur drama company. Soon, he became attracted to Marathi drama and joined Advocate Kirtikar’s Shripad Natak Mandali. Because of his multiple talents, he became one of the important members of the drama company.

At that time, the silent films from Hollywood were getting released in Mumbai which had become popular. Dadasaheb Torne’s mind was working on the conversion of Marathi drama, ‘Shree Pundalik’ into a silent film. He was in contact with his Hollywood friend to get the knowledge of making a film and the approximate cost thereof. His friend, Advocate Nanasaheb Chitre arranged for a movie camera and a British cameraman, Johnson. Thus, India’s first silent film ‘Shree Pundalik’ was produced and directed by Dadasaheb Torne which was released in Coronation Theatre on May 18, 1912. It ran for 2 weeks.

Soon after the release of ‘Shree Pundalik’, Greaves Cotton transferred Dadasaheb Torne to their Karachi office where he became friendly with Baburao Pai (He was the same Baburao Pai who became one of the partners of Prabhat Film Company and introduced Dev Anand in ‘Hum Ek Hain’, 1946). Both of them started the business of importing silent films from Hollywood for distribution in Karachi.

After a couple of years in Karachi, Dadasaheb Torne returned to Mumbai and spent 3-4 years in Kolhapur probably to learn the nuances of film making. During the first World War period, he came back to Mumbai and started a company dealing in cine equipment like camera, films and other accessories which were required for making films. His business boomed as many had started making silent films. In 1929, Dadasaheb Torne in partnership with Baburao Pai floated ‘Super Pictures’, a film distribution firm which made a lot of profit during the boom period of silent films.

In around 1927, sound films had made their presence in Hollywood. Dadasaheb foresaw the opportunity in doing business in sound equipment. With his American associates, he learnt the use of sound technology in films. When Ardeshir Irani was planning to make India’s first sound film, ‘Alam Ara’ (1931), Dadasaheb Torne provided him Bell & Havel movie camera and the sound equipment. He himself supervised the sound recording of ‘Alam Ara’ (1931) sitting with the Sound Recordist.

In 1932, Dadasaheb floated his own film production company, Saraswati Cinetone with a studio in Pune and produced its maiden sound film, ‘Shyam Sundar’ (1932). Under this banner, Dadasaheb made 20 films in Marathi and Hindi up to 1942.

The financial constraints forced Dadasaheb Torne to rent out his studio premises in Pune to one of his close associates (W Z Ahmed?). In 1947 in the wake of the partition, his associate mortgaged the premises to a bank by forging the signature of Dadasaheb Torne. Thereafter, he ran away to Pakistan with the money he raised and along with the expensive camera and other equipment. A shocked Dadasaheb got his first heart attack after which he decided to completely retire from the films. He stayed with his family in his bungalow in Shivaji Nagar, Pune until his death in January 19, 1960.

I feel very sorry for Dadasaheb Torne as he came so close to becoming the pioneer of Indian films, but lost the honour on technical points. He was a visionary man who foresaw the advent of silent and sound films well in advance and kept himself ready in learning the techniques of film making. His efforts need to be lauded as he came from a very poor family without even completing his primary education.

It is not known whether Dadasaheb Phalke had occasion to see ‘Shree Pundalik’. But he may be aware of the short comings of the film which could have facilitated him to improve upon while planning ‘Raja Harishchandra’. I feel that Dadashaeb Torne’s contributions to Indian cinema need to be recognised some way or the other – say by instituting an award for some film related activities. A road in Pune is named after him.

Coming back to the last film produced by Dadasaheb Torne, ‘Aawaaz’ (1942) had 10 songs written by Ramesh Gupta and Kaabil Amritsari. However, accreditation of lyricist of each song is not available. There were two music directors for the film – K C Verma and Sadashiv Neverekar. Again, accreditation for each song is not available. Sadashiv Narvekar was associated with Marathi films as a music director who composed Lata Mangeshkar’s first ever recorded song in a Marathi film, ‘Kiti Hasaal’ (1942).

I am presenting the first song ‘naach naach re man pankhi’ from ‘Aawaaz’ (1942) to appear on the Blog. The melodious song is sung by Rajkumari Dubey. An almost similar sounding tune was used in the mukhada of the song, nain dwaar se man mein wo aake in ‘Saawan’ (1959). But I guess that this has more to do with the same raag-based songs than getting inspired from the tune of the song under discussion.

With this song, ‘Aawaaz’ (1942) makes its debut on the Blog.
Audio Clip:

Song-Naach naach re man pankhi tere saajan aayenge(Aawaaz)(1942) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyricist-Kabil Amritsari/Ramesh Gupta, MD-K C Verma/ Sadashiv Nevrekar

Lyrics

naach naach re
naach naach re man pankhi
tere saajan aayenge
naach naach re man pankhi
tere saajan aayenge
phoolon ka chaadar sajaa le
phoolon ka chaadar sajaa le
aasha ke ae ae ae ae
aasha ke man deep jalaa le
aasha ke man deep jalaa le
(??) ko dhoond rahi hain ankhiyaan
(??)ko dhoond rahi hai ankhiyaan
kab saajan aayenge.. ae ae
kab saajan aayenge
naach naach re mann pankhi
tere saajan aayenge

jeewan ki ee ee ee
ho…. o
o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
jeewan ki ?? lehraaye
?? ankhiyan basaayen
manwa meethhe gaane aaye
gaane gaaye
gaane gaaye
manwa meethhe gaane aaye
kyaa
tere saajan aayenge
haan
aayenge
naach naach re mann pankhi
tere saajan aayenge


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4791 Post No. : 16549

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XLIX: Year 1995
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1995.

In 1995, 72 Hindi movies containing 492 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 4 of these movies and she sang 8 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 6 % of the movies released in 1995. Her voice was heard in 2 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1995.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1995 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge Jatin Lalit 1 4 1 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
2 Guddu Naushad 0 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
3 Karan Arjun Rajesh Roshan 1 3 2 1 0 0 Indeewar
4 Policewala Gunda Bappi Lahiri 0 2 0 1 0 1 Maya Govind
Total 4 movies 4 MDs 1 8 3 4 0 1 4 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 4 music directors and 4 lyricists in these 4 movies released in 1995. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 661 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1995. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3725 songs out of 5130 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1995. Anand Bakshi with 697 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (406), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3217 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1995 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 138 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 115 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 99 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 3 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 4 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 1 8 3 4 0 1
Total upto 1995 1840 movies 3727 5130 3346 1459 208 117

It can be seen from the table of 1995 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 8 songs in 4 movies released in 1995.

1 song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1995 has been covered in the blog. That leaves us with 7 songs from 4 movies of 1995 that are yet to be covered.

Alphabetically “Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge”(1995) is the first movie of 1995 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to be covered in the blog.

“Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge”(1995) was produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Aditya Chopra for Yashraj Films, Bombay. The movie had Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Anupam Kher, Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, Parmeet Sethi, Mandira Bedi, Karan Johar, Satish Shah, Achala Sachdev, Himani Shivipuri, Pooja Ruparel, Lalit Tiwari, Damayanti Puri, Hemlata Deepak, Arjun Sablok, Anaita Shroff, Pallavi Vyas, Tulika Tripathi, Rajesh Bhatija, Shanker Iyer, Mohit Kumar, Govind Khatri,Mansoor Merchant, etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four of these songs had the voice of Lata Mangeshkar in them. Two songs from the movie, including One Lata Mangeshkar song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second Lata Mangeshkar song from “Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge”(1995) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jatin Lalit.

The song is lip synced by Kajol. But before that, the song also shows Shahrukh Khan playing Rugly in England. Overall, the song showcases picturesque locations and sites of England. Farida Jalal and Karan Johar are also visible in the picturisation.

This youthful joie de vivre song is picturised on a 20 year old Kajol (Born 5 August 1974). Lata Mangeshkar at that time was thrice her age ! Lata Mangeshkar had in the past sung for Kajol’s mother (Tanuja). She reputedly even sang for Kajol’s grandmother Shobhana Samarth (or at least sang in a movie – Narsinh Avtaar -1949, where Shobhana Samarth was the leading lady). What longevity ! And she managed to sound youthful even at a age when she was already a senior citizen !

Lyrics of the song and other details have been sent by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Mere khwaabon mein jo aaye (Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge)(1995) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Jatin Lalit

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mere khwaabon mein jo aa..aaaye
aa ke mujhey chhed jaaye
mere khwaabon mein jo aa..aaaye
aa ke mujhey chhed jaaye
uss se kaho kabhi saamney to aaye
mere khwaabon mein jo aa..aaaye
aa ke mujhey chhed jaaye
uss se kaho kabhi saamney to aaye
mere khwaabon mein jo aa..aaaye aey ae ae aey ae

(Female chorus alaap)

kaisaa hai kaun hai woh jaaney kahaan hai
ho o o
kaisaa hai kuan hai woh jaaney kahaan hai
jiske liye aey mere honton pe haan hai
apnaa hai yaa begaanaa hai woh
sach hai ya koyee afsaanaa hai woh o
dekhe ghoor ghooar ke
yoon hee door door se
uss se kaho meri neend na chhuraaye
mere khwaabon mein jo aa..aaaye
aa ke mujhey chhed jaa..aaye
uss se kaho kabhi saamney to aaye
mere khwaabon mein jo aa..aaaye aey ae aey ae

jaadoo saa jaisey koyee chalney lagaa hai aey ae
ho o o o
jaadoo saa jaisey koyee chalney lagaa hai
main kyaa karoon oon
dil machlney lagaa hai
teraa deewaanaa hoon kehtaa hai woh
chhupp chhupke phir kyon rehtaa hai woh o o o
kar baitthaa bhool woh o
le aayaaa phool woh
uss se kaho jaaye chaand leke aaye
mere khwaabon mein jo aa..aaaye ae
aa ke mujhey chhed jaa..aaaye
mere khwaabon mein jo aa..aaaye
aa ke mujhey chhed jaa..aaaye
uss se kaho kabhi saamney to aaye
laaa laaa
laaaa laaa laaaa laaaaa laaaaa
laaa laaa
laaaa laaa laaaa aaaa aaaaa aa aa aa aaa
aaa aaan aaa aaaa


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 :

4788 Post No. : 16544 Movie Count :

4504

Today’s song is from the film Pratigya-1943.

In HFGK the name of the film in Hindi is correct-” प्रतिज्ञा ”, but in English it is written as ” Pratigya “. I do not understand why it could not be written correctly as ” प्रतिज्ञा “. Even film Sant Gyaneshwar-1940 had the same problem. In Hindi it is written correctly, but in English it is Gyaneshwar. Some English language scholars must solve this puzzle. My guess is, because in colloquial Hindi language ज्ञ is pronounced as ग्य . Like ग्यान for ज्ञान . HFGK must have opted for this spelling. It is funny – in Hindi it is written correctly, but in English, this way. If it was the other way round, I could have understood, since colloquial Hindi is Gya. I can’t somehow digest this awatar of English words !

Film Pratigya-43 was made by Chitra productions and was directed by Nandlal Jaswantlal. He was one of the few foreign trained directors of Hindi films. Unfortunately, he died quite young and suddenly. The music director for this film was Ninu Majumdar ( it is not mentioned in HFGK, but Harish Raghuwanshi ji has confirmed it). Incidentally, his father was also working in this film. The cast of the film was Motilal, Swarnalata, Baby Meena (Meena kumari), Veena Kumari, Nagendra (Ninu Majumdar’s father), Hari Shivdasani (father of Babita), Bhudo Advani, Majid etc.

Motilal was one of my favourite actors because his acting was so natural and casual. In the film industry, there were few other actors too like – Ashok kumar, Balraj Sahni, Sanjeev Kumar etc. of course the senior most and the first such actor was Motilal. While his first film Shehar ka Jaadu came in 1934, Ashok Kumar’s first film Jeevan Naiya came in 1936. Initially Ashok Kumar’s acting was not natural, it was very awkward. He did not know what to do with his hands. Because of this dilemma, his acting became theatrical. However in his 13 th film-Naya Sansar-41 in which his role was of a Journalist, he had to smoke in the role. This actually solved his hand’s problem completely and from this film onwards his acting became mature and very natural. But the ‘cigarette in hand’ became his trademark in almost every film.

Motilal started his career in Sagar Movietone.In his first film his Heroine was a senior actress Sabita Devi. Their pair became so popular that they acted in 10 films together. Sabita Devi and Motilal’s first movie as a pair in the famous Sagar Movietone, was Lure of the City (aka Shaher ka Jadoo) which released on 29 th September 1934 at the Imperial Cinema Bombay. This movie was directed by Kaliprasad Ghosh and music was composed by K.C.Dey (the blind singer). Cast : Sabita Devi, Motilal, M.Kumar, K.C.Dey and Kamalabai.

This was the sound debut of Kaliprasad Ghosh at Sagar after a few successful movies directed in the silent era. Mehboob Khan was earlier selected for the lead role and was later replaced by Motilal. This was actor Motilal’s debut film and Motilal – Sabita made the best couple of the Sagar Film Company since then in many other movies under the banner of the Sagar such as, Silver King (1935), Dr Madhurika (1935), Lagna Bandhan (1936), Jeevan Lata (1939), Kulvadhu (1937), Kokila (1937), three hundred days and after (1938) and later in Sudhama Films in Ap Ki Marzi (1939) and Minerva’s Prarthana (1944).

Motilal earned millions and spent millions. He loved a good life. He was fond of good food, good clothing, good wine and a Royal lifestyle. He played on Race course and had few Race Horses too. He was the first actor to have his own small aeroplane. He had a Pilot’s licence. However, in his last days, he lost everything and became a pauper.

” A broken and a defeated man, he did not live to see the release of the one film he produced. ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ (1965)– a very close autobiographical presentation of his own life, turned out to be a production disaster for him. The loss of finances and assets may not have meant much to him, but it was the turning away of the ones he considered to be lifelong friends that probably broke him completely.

Near the end of his days, he was suffering with health problems, and was in the hospital. His pet project ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’, was nearing completion, but the remaining work was moving very slowly due to financial and other difficulties. Anil Biswas, whom he had given the music composition responsibility, was those days in Delhi, working for All India Radio. He came to visit Motilal. In the hospital, Motilal implored Anil Biswas to complete the music for the film, so that it could be made ready for release. Anil Biswas responded, almost heartlessly, asking to be paid for the work that was already done and for the remaining work for background music. Motilal was stunned. And then he passed away a few days later. The work on the film was eventually completed through the efforts of Mukesh, his cousin, who convinced Anil Biswas to complete the work on the film. The film got critical acclaim and also won a special certificate of merit from the President of India, as part of that year’s national awards. Alas, but he himself was not around to see it.” ( an extract from Sudhir ji’s post, with thanks.)

In the cast of this film there is a name Veena Kumari. Today’s song is also sung by Veena Kumari and Amirbai Karnataki. We all know that there was another famous actress Veena in the same period. Here is a fresh case of ” SAME NAME CONFUSIONS “. In my first book, released in 2018, I had clarified about 56 artistes coming under the SNC category. In the last one and half years I have discussed 14 such new artistes and including today’s case, there will be 16 artistes. The total comes to 72 and surprisingly there are 36 Males and 36 female artistes in this group, so far. However, I feel, as the time passes by, there are still few more cases yet to come to light and that, finally in this, the females will outnumber the males in numbers.

One of the reasons for this could be that in the early era, actresses came from Muslim Tawayef families or even poor families. In such families, the girls’ names were pretty common – like Nurjahan, Zubeida, Khurshid, Naseem or Shameem etc. Those who came first in films kept their original names, others had to change their names. But even then, the limited stock of names created problems. For example, Khursheed Akhtar changed her name to Shyama, but there were already 2 Shyamas working in films. One more example was today’s case. Originally Nurjahan, changed name to Veena Kumari, but there was another Veena working in films.

The trouble with same names is when you want to write about them, their Filmography is mixed up. Secondly, most sites, blogs and Fb pages invariably mix up even their Bio data, in addition to Filmography. My B.P. goes up when I see this . Whenever possible, I try to give explanations to make corrections, but every time it is not possible. Further they quote from sites like Wiki and IMDB, who are the major culprits in creating, sustaining and nurturing the same name confusions.

Anyway, let us now see who this Veena Kumari was. Her original name was Nurjahan. Her father was a landlord in Lucknow. She was born in 1916. As per customs of those times, she never went to school, but being well to do, got private tutors and she learnt Urdu and English sufficiently to read and speak. She was a typical good looking girl. She was very fond of seeing silent films with her father. When the Talkie films started, her interest grew much more and she decided to join films. She was a natural good singer too and this helped her get into films.

Her first film was Inteqam-33, where she worked without any fees. Here she was credited with her real name Nurjahan. In the 1939 film Swastik, made by Mohan Pictures, she became the Veena kumari-heroine of Jeevan. She continued working in films like Radhika,Asra and Kasauti- all 1941, Gharib and Zevar in 42, pratigya, masterjee and Chiragh in 43, Mujrim-44, Gunjan and Shauhar in 48. Shauhar was made by her own banner-Dil-Sitan arts. The film was directed by her. Her last film was Basera-50. She sang 22 songs in 7 films. She was quite good at singing. When you hear her today’s song, you will agree with me.

Now let us see what proves they were 2 different persons. Firstly, Veena Kumari started her career much earlier than Veena. Secondly, Veena started acting in Punjabi films in 1941 only and then came to Bombay for film Yaad-42, Najma-43,Rajputani-44, Humayun-45 etc. Thirdly, Veena kumari was a B grade actress and her films were made by smaller banners, whereas, from the beginning, Veena was in the Big league of Mazhar khan, Ranjit, Mehboob, Kardar, K.Asif, Minerva etc. Fourthly, Veena kumari stopped working in 1950, while Veena continued till 1983. The most important point was, Veena could not sing, whereas Veena kumari sang 22 songs in 7 films. All this clearly separates them as different actresses.

Veena acted in about 100 films in her 40 years’ career. Her Biodata is available freely on the Internet as well as on this Blog. So much for the Same Name Confusion in this case.

Now let us listen to today’s song. With this song, film Pratigya-1943 makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song- Hum kidhar chale ri sakhi hum kidhar chale (Pratigya)(1943) Singers-Veena Kumari, Amirbai Karnataki, Lyricist- Unknown, MD- Ninu Majumdar
Both

Lyrics

Hum kidhar chale ri sakhi
Hum kidhar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale

Hum kidhar chale ri sakhi
Hum kidhar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale

pal mein yahaan pal mein wahaan
hum chale na jaane kahaan
pal mein yahaan pal mein wahaan
hum chale na jaane kahaan
is dagar kabhi to kabhi us dagar chale
is dagar kabhi to kabhi us dagar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale

barsaat ka din hai
saawan ka maheena
barsaat ka din hai
saawan ka maheena
ban ban mein bajaati hai koyal ?? veena
barsaat ka din hai
saawan ka maheena

pyaar ke mausam mein sakhi hum kidhar chale
is pyaar ke mausam mein sakhi hum kidhar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale

aa main tujhe le chaloon saajan ki nagariya
aa main tujhe le chaloon saajan ki nagariya
beech ke panghat pe sakhi bhar le gagariya
teri bhar le gagariya
beech ke panghat pe sakhi bhar le gagariya
teri bhar le gagariya
tujh to milegaa tera saajan ?? tale
tujh to milegaa tera saajan ?? tale

hum jidhar chale
hum jidhar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale
hum kidhar chale ri sakhi
hum kidhar chale
le chali taqdeer jidhar
hum udhar chale


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.

This article is his 1000th post in the blog.

Blog Day :

4779 Post No. : 16531

POST NO. 1000
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I had never imagined that in my life I would ever write 1000 articles on old films and music. When I retired from my regular service in 1998, I had many offers from the Pharma Industry, because of my 35 years’ successful track record. I had joined the Pharma giant – Glaxo Laboratories as a Medical Representative and retired as the General Manager – Marketing.

Instead of doing another job, I started my own Consultancy and ran it till 2008. Then I got fed up of doing the same thing for so many years and closed the consultancy. I spent 2 years travelling all over the country with my wife. In 2010, I decided to learn Computer. My enthusiastic grandchildren became my teachers and I learnt the basics soon. Initially I found fun downloading old film songs and making CDs. I had crossed my 70 years by that time.

Then one day while surfing the Net, I discovered atulsongaday.wordpress.com and I was very glad to see the way songs were discussed here. I became a regular visitor. At that time I remembered about several diaries and notebooks, in which I had written about the films I had seen from the 40’s to the 60’s. I opened those boxes and cleaned the notebooks. Some had been damaged by white ants and few were torn and had become old with faded ink.

With whatever was remaining, I started commenting on the posts of the Blog and soon I was a known person to other regulars. Even at that time, I did not think of writing posts myself. After about 2 years, once Atul ji suggested that i write posts and he himself posted my write up on a song of 1937 sent to him along with the song, so that it could be used for the Blog. The post was published the next day on my name and I was welcomed by all regulars. Enthused with the acceptance, I continued writing regularly from 1-10-2012 onwards and today I am at this stage, with 1000 posts here and some more on other Blogs and sites. I published interviews of relatives of old time actors and also wrote one book, which was published in July 2018.

My journey in this field has been unbelievable. From a Nobody to a person well known in the Cyberworld of old films and music, whose name is mentioned in several books by other authors, national and international. All these accolades and recognition is because of one person, who helped me from the beginning and continues to do so even now. That person is ATUL JI. I thank him wholeheartedly for supporting, encouraging and motivating me throughout. Thank you, ATUL JI.

I also thank all other ATULITES of our group here who have been very appreciative and helpful. Thanks to each one. ATUL JI is not very expressive about the good he does to people, so I express my feelings about him, whenever the occasion comes. I also wish, one day I meet him on one of his visits to Mumbai.

In the journey of the last 10 years, I have devoted a lot of effort to dig out information on the unknown and the less known artistes, films and songs of the yore. I think my best contribution to the history of old films is about the ” SAME NAME CONFUSIONS “. I had found that this was one problem which troubled every student of film history (like me) and no work has been specifically done on solving this problem. My tireless efforts have clarified the SNC cases of about 80 film personalities so far.

Digging up History is a continuous process. None of the writerson old films were present when things took place in the 30’s and the 40’s. At least no one was in the age of understanding matters of films or writing about films. So, all historians have to depend on existing documents like old books, old papers and magazines and similar materials to get credible information. Since old information keeps on cropping up at several intervals, the film history keeps on updating itself. In some cases, new information proves the existing old information wrong. So sometimes old statements are proven wrong in view of the new evidence. Thus you will find that no book on film history is without a mistake.A MISTAKE TODAY WAS THE TRUTH TILL NEW INFORMATION NULLIFIED IT. It does not and should not reduce the credibility of the author in any way. Some of my own comments made in 2011 and 2012 were found to be wrong when new information became available. It happens to all. The readers must understand this.

In my last 9 years, i have written about hundreds of people, films and songs. In my Laptop, I have stored information of more than 1600 people and films. In the last 1000 psots here, i have never written a post without giving some information. I feel the reader must gain something when he spends time reading my post. I don’t claim that my posts had no mistakes…they had, but never intentionally. I also make it a point to credit the source whenever I have taken information from somebody or somewhere. It is possible that I forgot sometimes but never knowingly. I do not feel ashamed to accept my mistakes. A mistake is a mistake, anyway. I never wrote on popular and well known artistes like Dilip, Raj , Dev, AB, Meenakumari etc etc. I hope I have always given something new to readers in my post.

So, what next ?

I can only repeat the verse of Robert Frost………..

The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I sleep
and miles to go before I sleep……

Thank you Atul ji, Sudhir ji, my friends in the ATULITE group, my co-travellers in this journey and guides like Rajni Kumar Pandya ji, Dr Surjit Singh ji, Shishir Krishna Sharma ji, AK ji of Songs of yore,  Gopal Pillai ji and many others.

I can not end this without thanking wholeheartedly the help and encouragement given to me at every stage by Shri HARISH RAGHUWANSHI JI, without whom my work would be incomplete. Thank you Sir !

For today’s occasion, I have selected a song from a film which has music by my favourite MD- C. Ramchandra. Film Naghma E Sahra-1945 had a special importance in the lives of Master Bhagwaqn and C. Ramchandra. Master Vithal was the idol for both of them. Though Master Bhagwan himself worked in, produced and directed stunt films, he was keen that his idol Master Vithal should work in his film and that he should do the direction . By 1945, master Vithal was losing his popularity in Hindi films and he was also not getting many films, so he was thinking of concentrating on Marathi films and to go and settle in Kolhapur, where he had bought a big Chawl. So his income from its rent was also guaranteed.

When Bhagwan came to know this, he became panicky, thinking that his dream would remain incomplete. He gathered courage and contacted Master Vithal and offered him a role in his film. To Bhagwan’s delight Master Vithal almost readily accepted the offer. Until then Bhagwan had no idea about his film. He started work along with Ehsan Rizvi, his favourite writer, on the story of the new film. He also contacted C.Ramchandra to give the news. Untill then, C. Ramchandra gave music to Bhagwan’s films, but used other names than C.Ramchandra. For this film, he decided to use his real name. Thus their dream of working with master Vithal was fulfilled.

This way the film was made. As luck would have it, this film really became the last film Master Vithal did in Hindi in Bombay. He left Bombay and went away to Kolhapur. However, he regretted his hurried shift, later in life. I would have written more about Master Vithal, but the post has already become a long one. Maybe some other time.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Khan Mastana and Hamida Bano. Enjoy…..


Song-Bahaar hai Baahar (Naghma e Sahra)(1945) Singers- Chitalkar, Khan Mastana, Hamida Bano, Lyricist- Ehsaan Rizvi, MD- C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

bichhdi hui bahaar
galey daalti hai haar

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

hai raab e shokhiyaan
phoolon pe hai nikhaar
ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

na husn ko hai guroor
na ishq ko hai nayaaz
mil ke gale se aa aa aa
karte hain donon naaz
ab baj rahe hain saaz
ab baj rahe hain saaz
ab mil gaye hain taar
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

aankhon mein hai sharaab
ehsaan mere gulaab
chhoo kar na ho bata
aa aa
ab jee apne hi kharaab
do do jiyen chiraa
do do jiyen chiraa
ab kiska intezaar
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

deewaana main tera
dil ko kiye hoon
tu mere liye hai
main tere liye hoon
aa ae dil ki aarzoo
armaan hain beqaraar
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बिछड़ी हुई बहार
गले डालती है हार

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

है राब ए शोखियाँ
फूलों पे है निखार
बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

ना हुस्न को है गुरूर
ना इश्क़ को है नयाज़
मिल के गले से आ आ आ
करते हैं दोनों नाज़
अब बज रहे हैं साज़
अब बज रहे हैं साज़
अब मिल गए हैं तार
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

आँखों में है शराब
एहसान मेरे गुलाब
छू कर ना हो बता
आ आ
अब जी अपने ही खराब
दो दो जीएं चिरा
दो दो जीएं चिरा
अब किसका इंतज़ार
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

दीवाना मैं तेरा
दिल को किए हूँ
तू मेरे लिए है
मैं तेरे लिए हूँ
आ ए दिल की आरज़ू
अरमां हैं बेक़रार
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार


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Blog Day :

4749 Post No. : 16484

So. Finally it is official.

We are teenagers now, the first step into the growing up years. The childhood years left behind and now the coming of age years are starting.

What started off as a ‘let’s-try-it’ hobby run with the simplest of the simple philosophical musings – “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li“, has come of age today and has blossomed into a huge tree with thousands of branches spread out, with roots that are deep and strong, and are full of conviction. A tree that provides shade in terms of solace to the lovers of music, which in turn are spread out all over the globe. This is the world tree of music and songs. This is a tree that has a flavor for every palate, a tree that has fruits of everlasting tastes for the connoisseurs, a tree that conserves and perpetuates that enchanting phenomena that is the lovely Hindi Film Music – this is a tree that has many different meanings and many different treasures for the seekers of pleasure in music. There is a whole universe of music that has  settled itself around this tree. Although the desires abounded for flowers, but when none were forthcoming this direction, the protagonist settled for the proverbial thorns to start with. That humble gesture ensured that flowers of all shades and colors, and also, flower bearers of all tastes and wonders, kept on coming together one by one, till a complete orchestra of performers was formed, and the bandwagon got its name.

Thirteen years and counting. And if you talk of counting, here are some counts that will really make you happy with wonder.

Do you know that we have a visitor to this blog, every thirty seconds – the total count (and still counting) is upwards of 14.5 million visitors. Now that is a number to really wonder about.

Do you know that we have been averaging quite, quite close to one new film per day since the inception of this blog. 4749 days today and 4480 films showcased. And oh yes, that is not counting the Non-Film songs categories. Adding them categories, we shall surely be at 1+ new film or new non-film song category per day. Isn’t that a wow that makes one feel like flying.

Do you know that the average daily rate of posting is upwards of three posts per day. Try doing that seven days a week, 365 days a year, and continuously at that rate for 13 years. Try writing a letter each to three friends every day, day on day, for 13 years. My, does that no yet boggle the mind.

And that is where the superlatives start ceasing to have an impact.

13 years – 4,749 days – 16,484 posts. . .

And just ONE person.  Now isn’t that something to boggle the google. Especially when we know it is a labor of love, and that it is not an endeavor for remuneration. Ah yes, it does finally boil down to love. As does of course, everything else in this universe.

That one person, carrying the entire earth on his shoulders, like the legendary Atlas. Not pausing for even a day to rest. Of course yes, there have been rarities that we have had dot days. But in the final count, the averages will speak for themselves. No matter how many runs and how many centuries – double, triple – any other batsman has scored, the Don Bradman remains the Don Bradman when the averages are calculated.

Atul ji, over the years that we have been associated for this endeavor, we have completely used up all the possible epithets and adjectives to address our appreciation of your work. And now, we are at a loss to articulate this emotion any further. And will finally end up saying these lines that I borrow from another legend – ABBA,

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it? I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance, what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

And not just to me – to this entire world, a compilation that is sans any peers. Who would have thought it could have been possible. Your own words have been that your earliest flights of imagination brought you to a number of maybe 2,500. And that then you would rest.

Aah, but for the passion this ignited, within yourself, and within this motley crew of the musical bandwagon. The counter is ticking oh so close to 16,500 posts. And not a day’s breather seems to be in view. Mightier and stronger and higher we ride the Olympian altitudes. And the bandwagon keeps chugging along, day on day, week on week, month on. . .

I just thought of taking a look at the date of 19th July across our travels. We have had a total of 68 posts that have been celebrating this anniversary, after the intial 19th July post of 2008. Seven posts in 2009, 4 posts in 2010, 5 posts in 2011, 6 posts in 2012, 5 posts again in 2013, then on to 7 posts once again in 2014, 5 posts in 2015, and wow, a whopping 8 posts in 2016, back to 4 posts in 2017, aah – 3 posts in 2018, 4 posts in 2019, back up to 6 posts in 2020, and then today, 4 posts again to celebrate this wondrous milestone. With songs posted across the entire spectrum of decades, from 1936 all the way up to 2002, the celebrations of this anniversary have been multifarious and varied.

Ah but let me not bore you with any more statistics and analyses. And bring you to this song for the celebration today.

Geeton Ka Sansaar Yahaan Par

Took me a while to locate this wonderfully complementary theme song for this celebration. And for its rarity, it is – sorry, it was not yet available online. The film is ‘Nai Reet’ from 1948. The film itself makes a debut on our blog today.

The film has been produced under the banner of India Film Corporation, Bombay and is directed by Shubh Karan Ojha. This relatively obscure film that probably did not garner much attention and box office receipts when it was released in 1948, has the cast listed as Sulochana Chatterjee, Geeta Bali, Rajendra, Krishankant, Tiwari, Badri Prasad, Tara Bai, Leela Mishra, and Ramesh Sinha. Most names are familiar, and I am sure the full cast would be carrying more names.

The film has 8 songs in total. All the songs are written by a team of two songwriters in collaboration – Bal Krishan Gupta and Ratan Kumar Gupta. The footnote that is carried in the Geet Kosh, succinctly states that – “As per the information recieved from Lyricist Bal Krishna Gupta all songs this film were written by both Lyricists working together, i.e. `Kumar-Gupta` (Ratan `Kumar` Gupta + Bal Krishna `Gupta`. However the records carry the name as `Kumar Gupta`.” So by this input, we would also use the lyricist’s name as Kumar-Gupta.

The music is by SK Pal, and the singing voice is that of Meena Kapoor.

And the words – they oh so well sum up the emotions of this celebration today – that here is a universe of songs that has been put together for us.

गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
हर फूल में जादू फैला है

A world of songs is here
It is a festival celebration of smiles
Every leaf is swaying with delight
There is a joyous magic spread through every flower

मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
भर लेने को बिखरी दौलत
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
लगता बड़ा झमेला है

In haste I come here
To gather this treasure spread about
I try to garner it all in my arms
And the mind is in a dilemma
What all shall I take
And what all shall I leave

एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
सुन्दर सुन्दर प्यारा प्यारा
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
कली सा खिल खिल खेला है

What a joyful garden this world is
So beautiful and lovely
The whole world is a sweet melody
And my mind is untamed in passion
Blossoming like new buds playing

Yes, all these emotions run through the mind when I look at this incredible and phenomenal treasure of enchanting melodies – this world of songs, here, with us.

A grand celebration for this inception day milestone.

A wonderful musical greetings to all readers and all members of the musical bandwagon.

And a bagful of wishes and blessings, that this tree may only proliferate further, day by passing day.

And that this journey may never cease.

तमन्ना है ये साथ चलते रहें हम ना बीते कभी ये सफर. . .

Song – Geeton Ka Sansaar Yahaan Par  (Nai Reet) (1948) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyrics – Kumar-Gupta, MD – SK Pal

Lyrics

geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
patti patti jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
patti patti jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
har phool mein
har phool mein jaadu phaila hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai

main bhi apni jholi laai
main bhi apni jholi laai
bhar lene ko bikhri daulat
main bhi daudi daudi aayi
kya chhodoon kya chun loon is mein
kya chhodoon kya chun loon is mein
lagta bada jhamela hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai

ek anokha baag hai duniya
ek anokha baag hai duniya
sundar sundar pyaara pyaara
maano meetha raag hai duniya
maano meetha raag hai duniya
paagal mann mera masti mein
paagal mann mera masti mein
kali sa khil khil khela hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai

————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
झूम रही
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
हर फूल में
हर फूल में जादू फैला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है

मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
भर लेने को बिखरी दौलत
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
लगता बड़ा झमेला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है

एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
सुन्दर सुन्दर प्यारा प्यारा
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
कली का खिल खिल खेला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है


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