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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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‘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.

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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


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

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

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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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


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 :

4749 Post No. : 16482 Movie Count :

4477

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ASAD BLOG !

HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS TO ATUL JI FOR COMPLETING 13 YEARS OF HIS BLOG !!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TEAM MEMBERS ON THIS OCCASION !!!

Today the Blog completes 13 years. Now that it is in its Teens, a lot of activity is expected. We are all with Atul ji in maintaining the lead position of this Blog in the Cyber world of HFM lovers.

I first came to know about this Blog somewhere in 2011. I do not remember the date or month. I had newly learnt how to operate the computer and I had the enthusiasm of a Novice to surf and find various sites and Blogs. I had completely retired from my work and was thinking of reverting to and rediscovering my old hobby of old films and music thereof. I had unpacked my old diaries and notebooks, wherein I had made notes about every film that I had seen from my childhood. I was thrilled when I saw this Blog while surfing.

I kept on visiting it often to read all the posts and enjoy familiar old songs. I found that the Blog is dedicated to film songs from the beginning to modern times. I was also impressed with the comments by its readers from almost every corner of the world. In those days, a lot of readers used to express their views by commenting. This gave additional information, a focus on improvement and understanding the choices of the visitors.

I also started making comments, armed with the information from my diaries and notebooks. These information pieces were authentic and unique because these were not to be found anywhere on the internet. I specialised in providing stories of films made in the period from the 30’s to the 60’s. On a rough estimate I posted around 600 film stories and almost the same number of information comments on films, music, starts etc etc. The other members of the Blog now started recognising me. On the prodding and encouragement of Atul ji, my first post came up on the Blog on 1-10-2012 and after that there was no looking back.

What is the speciality of this Blog ? I would unhesitatingly say – CREDIBILITY. This Blog is famous all over the Cyber world of old HFM lovers, as a place where correct Lyrics and information that is trustworthy and reliable, is available. I am very active on Social media and I feel very happy when excerpts from this Blog are produced as a proof of something in a dispute. I see people quoting from the Blog. This proves that the Blog has earned the honour of being a Reference Point for many people. This is the result of Atul ji’s strong conviction that information here must be beyond doubts, reliable and trustworthy.

Today, the Blog can boast of (till 17th July 2021)

No. of Song Posts 16474
No. of films represented 4470
No. of films with all songs covered 1271
No. of visitors till date 1,45,91,249

If you break up the number of visitors so far, everyday about 3118 people visited the Blog, i.e. 130 persons every hour. With this kind of statistics, no doubt, this Blog must be the No. 1 Blog, catering to the HFM lovers all over the world. (WordPress claims that it is read in 198 countries worldwide).

I feel honoured and proud to be a member of this team. Once again, I congratulate Atul ji and wish the Blog many more Anniversaries in future.

Today’s song is from an obscure film “Manager”-1947. The film was made by Tiwari productions and was directed by I.P.Tiwari. Obviously he seems to be the owner of the banner. His name is found only for this one film. Possibly he was one of those “novo rich” financers who cropped up due to the war period activities, who tried their hand at making and directing films. This social film had 7 songs written by lyricist Kumar Sharma and music was by a Debutant Music Director Ramkrishna Shinde.

Have you ever heard the name of a composer called HEMANT KEDAR ? No, it is not a pair like S-J,K-A or L-P. It is a misleading one name( like another such single name Shyamji Ghanshyamji, for example). OK, did you ever know about R.K.Shinde or Ram Shinde ? I am sure most of the readers may not have heard these names. These are the names of Ramkrishna Shinde. This reminds me of composer Snehal Bhatkar who used 5 different names as composer.

Ramkrishna Shinde was a multi talented composer, who could not shine, though he had talents. Further he started his career at a time when India’s big composers like C.Ramchandra,Naushad, Husnlal-Bhagatram, Shankar-Jaikishan etc were in their best performing period and had hogged almost all the major production houses as their Patrons. In this flood of Musical Tsunami, smaller composers remained smaller due to non availability of exposure and good banners, waning into oblivion ! Those who had talents plus good luck survived, but composers with talents without Luck were soon forgotten.

Ramkrishna Shinde was born on 19-4-1918 in Malvan area of Maharashtra Coastal Belt. He was the eldest amongst 2 brothers and 2 sisters When he was 9 yr. old, his father died and the family was shifted to Bombay, by aunt and uncle. His interest in music was unusual. He took training in vocals from Pt.Sitaram and learnt Sitar from Pt. Madhav rao. For survival, he took up a job in Dawn Mills. In 1944, he got married. Same time, he met Dancer Parvati Kumar and Tabla player Ramakant. He soon left the job and started giving music to Marathi stage plays. He was a very popular composer.

His first Hindi film as a composer was Manager-47, followed by Kiski Jeet-48 and then Bihari-48, with Naresh Bhattacharya. Not getting films anymore,he turned to giving music to Dance Ballets. He became so famous that 27 of his ballets went abroad with his music. He was called by Amiya Chakrawarty for giving Dance Music in Usha kiran’s film Gauna-50.

He returned to Hindi films again. This time as Hemant Kedar. Reason for this name- his favourite Ragas were Hemant and Kedar. He gave music to
Khaufnak Jungle-55, Police Station-59 and Captain India-60.

Hemant Kedar ( Like Daan singh and Jaidev) must be one whose unreleased films numbered many or more than his released films. Some of his Unreleased films were
1. Hamari kahani
2. Avinash
3. Sati mahananda
4. Jannat ki Hoor
5. Peeli kothi
6. Paataal Devta ( This was the film in which actress Mumtaz had Debuted, but not released)

Hemant Kedar gave music to 2 Marathi films. Side by side, he did 5-6 programmes on All India Radio. After the advent of Television, he started giving music to TV Ballets and was in great demand for it. He did about 15 Ballets on TV. He became ill and expired on 14-9-1985, leaving behind his wife and two daughters. Luckily, his wife had a good job. (Thanks to http://www.beetehuedin.blogspot.com and book ” मराठी चित्रपट संगीतकार कोष ” by Madhu Potdar, HFGK, muVyz and my notes for this information.)

I am not aware of the story of this film. However, on scanning the Film India issue, I found a remark about this film. According to that, it was a film about mill workers and their relations with its Manager. The cast of the film consisted of Purnima, Jai prakash, Sarla, Aziz, Tiwari, Ameenabai etc.etc. The Heroine Purnima made her Debut with this film. I do not know anything about actor Jai Prakash.

Today’s song is a duet by Amirbai Karnataki and A R Oza. It is a good song. With this song, film Manager-1947 makes its Debut on the Blog.


Song-Rut rangeeli aayi sajaniya rut rangeeli aayi (Manager)(1947) Singers-Amirbai Karnataki, A R Oza, Lyrics-Kumar Sharma, MD-Ramkrishna Shinde
Both

Lyrics

Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee

masti chaaron oar hai chhaayee
masti chaaron oar hai chhaayee
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee

dil ki kaliyaan dol rahi hain
dil ki kaliyaan dol rahi hain
aasha man mein bol(?) rahi hai
aasha man mein bol(?) rahi hai
?? angdaai
?? angdaai
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee

mera bichhda meet mila hai ae ae
mera bichhda meet mila hai ae ae
jeevan ka sangeet mila hai
jeevan ka sangeet mila hai
teri hi thhi aag lagaai
teri hi thhi aag lagaai

Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee

yaad dilaa do ??
jawaani ki koi
kahaani suna do
itni hai
itni hai bedard jawaani
laut ke phir nahin aayi
laut ke phir nahin aayi

Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee

tum hi ho meri kaaya maaya
tum hi ho meri kaaya maaya

tumhi ne hai sansaar basaaya
tumhi ne hai sansaar basaaya
?? tumhri kamaai
?? tumhri kamaai
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee

ghar mein joru ?? na jaata
?? fakat hai Ishwar se naata
ghar mein joru ?? na jaata
?? fakat hai Ishwar se naata
nahin mili hai koi lugaai
nahin mili hai koi lugaai

Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee

masti chaaron oar hai chhaayee
masti chaaron oar hai chhaayee
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee
Rut rangeeli aayee sajaniya
Rut rangeeli aayee ee ee


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 :

4726 Post No. : 16440

Today’s song is from the film Farz-1947. This is an absolutely unknown and obscure film, made in the melee of the Partition blues. No information about this film is available anywhere. Even information in HFGK is also not complete.

When I first saw the name Farz, I remembered the 1967 film of Jeetendra and Babita. In those days, Jeetendra had become famous as ‘Jumping Jack’ and his trademark was White T-Shirt and White shoes. Farz was his just the 5th film, but the overwhelming success of this film catapulted him to the Top of the league. He became the young girls’ heartthrob.

In the film Farz he played the role of Secret Agent 116. This film was a remake of the Telugu film ” Goodachari 116″ made in 1966. A very interesting feature of the film Farz was that 2 sequels were made on this film – Keemat-73 with Dharmendra and Rakhsha-82 with Jeetendra himself. In all the 3 films, the Hero’s name was Gopal Krishna Pandey- Secret Agent 116 !

Film Farz-67 and its ” original” Goodachari 116 were actually based on Hollywood films of Agent OSS 117. French author Jean Bruce wrote 88 novels describing the adventures of Agent OSS-117. After the author’s death in an accident, his wife Jesette wrote 143 novels on OSS-117 and after her death, their daughter wrote 23 novels on OSS-117. This must be a World Record, surely ! Several movies too were made on these books, till the end of the 80’s.

But the film Farz-1947 may not have been of this type, looking at the cast and the director and in any case that was not the period of such films. HFGK does not mention the film’s Genre. The film was made by New Hindusthan Pictures Ltd, Bombay. It was the second film of writer-Director Niranjan. He had already directed the film Kahan Gaye in 1946. Later he also directed the film Sajan ka Ghar-1948. Then his name disappeared, till it appeared in 1954 in the case of his divorce.

As per HFGK, the cast of the film was Ragini, Chand Burke, Sudhir, Agha, Fareeda and Leela. No names of lyricists or the singers of the 9 songs were given. The MD was K.S.Sagar. He seems to have given music to one more film Sajan ka Ghar-1948. One song from this film is already discussed here.

As far as the actors were concerned, this was the First and the Last film of the Hero Sudhir-in India- before he migrated to Pakistan and made a name there. Sudhir ‘s real name was Shah Zaman Khan Afridi. He was born on January 25, 1921 and died on January 19, 1997 in Lahore. Sudhir was married thrice, first in his own family, second was actress Shammi and the third actress Zeba for a while. Sudhir’s son from his first wife, Shah Zaman (film name) was seen in the film Dushman ki Talash (1978).

Sudhir was a legendary film hero in both Urdu and Punjabi films. He had a long film career of 38 years and appeared mainly in main roles. Almost all main heroes were seen in side roles with Sudhir. His first film was before partition, New Hindustan Film’s release Farz (1947). It was directed by Niranjan and the heroine was Ragini.

In Pakistan, he was the hero of the third released film Hichkolay in 1949. Daud Chand was the director and Najma was the heroine. He got huge success as action hero in the film Baghi in 1956 and his last film was a Pashto film Pat Khamar in 1989.

Sudhir was a highly respected film personality. He was known as Lala Sudhir – Lala means Uncle in Pashto language and Elder Brother in Punjabi language. He was of Pashton origin but he spent all his life in Lahore. He had only a single Pashto film in his career and that was actually a Punjabi film Puttar da Pyar (1972) which was released in Pashto version.

Secondly, the Heroine Ragini, who had acted in 14 Hindi films- for her this was the last film in India, before she migrated to Pakistan. Ragini was born as Shamshad Begum, in 1923, at Gujranwala, in a bazaar, where, to quote that great sage, Agha Hashr, “Days are dormant and nights wide awake.” Her mother named her Shamshad Begum, and her father, Seth Diwan Parmanand, happily allowed a Muslim name. But, her mother died during her childhood, and Diwan took this young girl from Gujranwala to Lahore.

Even this early, Ragini had the looks that made her noticeable. In those days, the classical sense of beauty was quite different. Large, sparkling eyes and a fair complexion was enough for any girl in the films to be termed beautiful. Aahoo Chashm Ragni and Pari Chehra Naseem (Saira Bano’s mother) were both considered the epitome of beauty, although young people question those attributes today as “just average”.

Ragini was not able to go to school for undisclosed reasons, although she had a happy childhood. Diwan Sahab’s good friend, Roop K. Shorey was a well known film maker, and one day, while visiting his house, he noticed the girl child. “Isn’t she cute?” he said. “She has the looks of a fine film actress.” Although Diwanjee had some reservations about allowing the girl to join the industry, Shorey pledged that he would look after her at every step of the shoot. In those days, there were very few girls in the industry. To find a seventeen year old girl as the heroine meant that you had hit the jackpot.

Shorey cast Shamshad as Ragini, in Kamla Movietones’ Punjabi film, Dulla Bhatti in 1940. M.D. Kunwar was the hero, while Ragini played Nooran in the film. It was a hit and people were spellbound by her charm. Her next film, Sehti Murad did not make such a bang. She also did ‘himmat’ and ‘Raavipaar’. Later, she worked in many films before Partition, including her first Hindi film,Nishani-42,,Naila,Anarkali,Poonji, Kaise Kahoon, Dasi, Shirin Farhad,farz and others. In A.R. Kardar’s film, Shahjahan, Ragini played Mumtaz Mahal, while her first hero, M. D. Kunwar, who had done Dulla Bhatt’s role, characterized Shahjahan with great aplomb. Kunwar was so enamoured of Ragini that he had requested Kardar for the role, to be close to Ragini. Unfortunately, Ragini did not respond to his romantic advances, and Kunwar sank himself in perpetual drunkenness, which led to his getting infected by tuberculosis and his death soon after that.

Ragini was invited to India to do two films,Chamkee-52 and Insaan-52. She did this and went back to Pakistan. Later she divorced her first husband and married producer Gul. Her last days in Pakistan were very sad. She was thrown out of her house by her Son in Law,as he did not want an actress in his house. She spent her last days in a small room in Lahore and died unsung on 27-2-2007 at the age of 85 years.

In this film, the director’s wife Chand Burke was also acting. Chand Burke was born in a Punjabi Christian family in Lahore. She made her debut in Maheshwari Productions’ Kahan Gaye (1946), which Niranjan wrote and directed. They fell in love on the sets and got married in 1945. Thereafter, Chand appeared in a number of Punjabi films made in Lahore, and was widely known as “the Dancing Lily of the Punjab.”

Partition and her subsequent migration to Bombay adversely affected her career. After “Hamari Manzil,” which was released in 1949, Chand Burke went into complete oblivion. It was Raj Kapoor who selected her for that important role as children’s tormentor in “Boot Polish-53,” over 200 other contestants, her screen-test convincing Raj Kapoor that she was a talented actress. Some of her well known films were Ferry-54, Basant Bahar-56, yahudi ki beti-56, Adalat-58 and Lajwanti-58.

Chand was the only one in a family of twelve brothers and sisters to have joined the films. Her brother S. M. Burke, I.C.S., was a Minister to the Scandina­vian countries for Pakistan. Chand ob­tained judicial separation by mutual consent from her husband, writer-director Niranjan in 1954.

She was also married to Sunder Singh Bhavnani- grandfather of superstar Ranveer Singh. She is also related to Suneeta Kapoor.

She acted in 32 films. Her last film was Pehchan-72.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Zeenat Begum and Dilshad Begum, as per the uploader-our own Sadanand Kamath ji, who also says that the Lyricist is also the Music Director. Enjoy….


Song- Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan (Farz)(1947) Singers- Zeenat begum, Dilshad begum, Lyricist -K.S.Sagar, MD- K.S.Sagar

Lyrics

Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan
hoy
Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaanniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

baagh mein jab khile chameli
baagh mein
haay baagh mein jab khile chameli
kyun dhadke mera jiya saheli
ho jaaun chanchal albeli
ho jaaun chanchal albeli
kyun abkhiyaan banin nishaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

solah baras teri umariyaa baali
solah baras haaye
solah baras teri umariyaa baali
hirni si teri chaal niraali
chaal niraali teri
chaal niraali
honthon pe hansi
gaalon pe laali
honthon pe hansi
gaalon pe laali
teri ankhiyaan kahen kahaaniyaan
hmm
hmm
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

mori atariya kaaga boley
mori atariya
mori atariya kaaga boley
mast jawaani meri dagmag doley
kaliyon ne jab ghoonghat kholey
kaliyon ne jab ghoonghat kholey
arre bhanwron ko soojhi shaitaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan


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Blog Day :

4712 Post No. : 16418

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 25
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“Teen Bhai”(1955) was directed by Hem Chandra for D P Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nirupa roy, Shyama, Bharat Bhushan, Pahadi sanyal, Hiralal, Nazir Hussain, Gulab, Leela Mishra, Madan Puri,Chandrakala, Bhupendra Kapoor, Menka, Samar Chatterjee, Sarita devi, Colin Pal, Shivji Bhai, Nimbalkar, Shah, Sailen Bose, Shailaj, Kammo etc in it ith
Guest appearance by Pal Mahendra.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past. That song was covered on this day ten years ago, and that song- Jaan gayi hoon pehchaan gayi hoon , remains the only song from the movie in the blog so far.

As blog ten year challenge, here is the second song from “Teen Bhai”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Sudha Malhotra. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Arun Kumar Mukherjee.

Only the audio of the song is available. It appears that only two stanzas of the song are available and those two stanzas have been repeated by the uploader to make it look like a long enough song.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Ban mein boley bulbul aur man mein boley maina(Teen Bhai) (1955) Singer-Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Arun Kumar Mukherjee

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

bann mein boley bulbul
aur mann mein boley mainaa
ho bann mein boley
bann mein boley bulbul
aur mann mein boley mainaa
rey ud ud jaaye
o udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey naainaa aa
bann mein boley
bann mein boley bulbul
aur mann mein boley mainaa
ho bann mein boley

ye kaarey kaarey baadal
baajaaye meethi maadal
hooo oo ooo hoo oo hoo oo
aahhhaaa hhaaa hhaaa hhhaaa
ye kaarey kaarey baadal
baajaaye meethi maadal
ye sunn sunn ankhiyon mein
phailaa jaaye kaajal
ho phailaa jaaye kaajal
laagey rey laagey aey ae ae
sunehrey laagey
sunehrey laagey din ye
rupahaley laagey rainaa
rey udd udd jaaye
ho udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey nainaa aa
bann mein boley

ye kaarey kaarey baadal
baajaaye meethi maadal
hooo oo ooo hoo oo hoo oo
aahhhaaa hhaaa hhaaa hhhaaa
ye kaarey kaarey baadal
baajaaye meethi maadal
ye sunn sunn ankhiyon mein
phailaa jaaye kaajal
ho phailaa jaaye kaajal
laagey rey laagey aey ae ae
sunehrey laagey
sunehrey laagey din ye
rupahaley laagey rainaa
rey udd udd jaaye
ho udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey nainaa aa
bann mein boley
bann mein boley bulbul
aur mann mein boley mainaa
ho bann mein boley

ye meethhi meethhi ghadiyaan
jo moti si thin ladiyaan
oo oooo ooo oo oo ooo
haahhhaa aaahhaaa hhhaaa hhhaaaa
ye meethi meethi ghadiyaan
o jo moti si thin ladiyaan
o lagee lagee phaagun mein
phoolon ki phuljadiyaan
ho phoolon ki phuljhadiyaan
main kis sey kahoon oon oon
kis sey kahoon
main kis sey kahoon
baat meri kaun suney bainaa
rey udd udd jaaye
ho udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey naainaa aan aa
bann mein boley

ye meethhi meethhi ghadiyaan
jo moti si thhin ladiyaan
ho o ho o ho o
haahhhaa aaahhaaa hhhaaa hhhaaaa
ye meethi meethi ghadiyaan
o jo moti si thin ladiyaan
ho lagee lagee phaagun mein
phoolon ki phuljadiyaan
ho phoolon ki phuljhadiyaan
main kis sey kahoon oon oon
kis sey kahoon
main kis sey kahoon
baat meri kaun suney bainaa
rey udd udd jaaye
ho udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey naainaa aan aa
bann mein boley


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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:

4700 Post No. : 16400

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This Week, That Year – 7
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30May – 05Jun, 2011

Celebrations today – the first item of order. Yes, the two numbers above are telling a telling tale (pardon the pun please). I have been on board now, well, it seems all my life now. Yes, so many years ago. And as we continue this relentless beat forward, I continue to keep marveling – at the fact that the blog seems to have gotten a life of its own and the bandwagon continues to chug along merrily.

It is stated often – the destination is not of any import. It is the journey that has to be enjoyed. And as this blog keeps growing from height to height and going from strength to strength, these minor milestones and even the major milestones have really become a matter of routine. Ok yes – another century, well, this number of days, well, this average of songs per day, well. . .  As I said, just a matter of routine that these stations come and go past quickly.

Ah but the journey – that is where the real joy is emerging. Yes, we had those days when 5,000th and 10,000th songs were such a big deal and Atulites of all shades were pinned to the emails and whatsapp chats as if the World Cup finals were on and both Gavaskar and Tendulkar were on crease, going full blast. I am sure the regulars have those days cemented into memory. The heady heights that we used to cheer and celebrate about.

I do not mean to say that we do not or will not continue to celebrate the milestones. But the drummer’s beat has changed somewhat. The magic of the daily routine is just unbelievable. There is such a serene comfort in the incessant regularity. A trust, a confidence, just like the Sun rising every day (well, some rare days may have clouds also). But then the Sun is there, and will appear in all its glory tomorrow morning again.

I know that most bandwagoneers will agree with me – the blog has become a foundational regularity in life, and whether or not I will open the browser early morning, I know that a new post will be there.

A new post, a new song – another gem to ruminate on today, from the ocean that is the Hindi film song. With the incessant dipping into this ocean every day, and the incessant pulling up of pearls and gems of the first water – one starts to believe. Starts to believe that there is a blessing that has descended on this concept, and the upon the fortunate ones who are connected with it, making our own, and many other lives meaningful.

The heart brims over, the mind stalls, the words slow down – enough been said, and yet, more than that enough still remains to be said. I had come across a quote from Rumi couple of days back – “The closer I get, the more I see how far I am”.

And the bandwagon chugs along. . .

4,700 days, 16,400 posts. And you must consider, the number of songs contained therein are much more – on account of multi part and multi version songs. By my tally of data that we are maintaining, the song count stands today, with this post – 17,010.

And there is still an ocean awaiting us. . .

Ok so, the week that was 30th May to 5th June in 2011 – the summer of 2011. Goodness, one of the slowest weeks I have written about in this series so far. Three dot days, four active days, and a total of 13 posts published. Atul ji, where were you located in the summer of 2011?

Let’s do the numbers first. A total of 13 posts and 12 films are showcased. One film ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954) comes in with two posts.

We had 4 debut films this week. No films got yippeee’d during the week. Of the 12 films that got featured, 7 films have since been yippeee’d. If we factor in the possibly untraceable songs, then we have two more films being Yippeee’d conditionally. Hmm, that is a very good %. Only three films out of the 12 posted, are still showing the pending status.

Looking at the distribution by decades, we have the following data,

1930s   1
1940s   5
1950s   6
1970s   1

Majority focus is on the Godlen Era.

No milestones got breached this week.

Here is the week’s data in table form.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2011-2021) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
30-May-11
[No Posts]
31-May-11
1 Tansen 1943 13 13 Yippeee’d
2 Meena Baazaar 1950 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Do Phool 1958 9 9 Yippeee’d
1-Jun-11
1 Bhakt Soordas 1942 15 14 1 Yc 1 UT
2 Bholi 1949 10 3 D Pending 7
3 Hyderabad Ki Naazneen 1952 6 7 Yippeee’d
2-Jun-11
1 Zameen Ke Taare 1960 8 3 D Pending 5
2 Mirza Ghalib 1954 11 12 Yippeee’d
3 Chor Baazaar 1954 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Aakhri Sajdaa 1977 5 5 Yippeee’d
3-Jun-11
1 Pooran Bhagat 1933 20 6 D Pending 14
2 Mirza Ghalib 1954 11 12 Yippeee’d
3 Bhanwraa 1944 11 10 1 D Yc 1 UT
4-Jun-11
[No Posts]
5-Jun-11
[No Posts]

After a no show on 30th May, the next day (31st May) has three films that featured on the blog – ‘Tansen’ (1943), ‘Meena Bazaar’ (1950) and ‘Do Phool’ of 1958. All three films have been Yippeee’d. And that actually posed a problem for me.

On 1st June, again three posts and three films – ‘Bhakt Soordas’ (1942), ‘Bholi’ (1949) and ‘Hyderabad Ki Naazneen’ (1952). ‘Bhakt Soordas’ is now already at the conditional Yippeee status. One song of this film, “Manuva Krishan Naam Rate Jaa.” is not traceable. No record was cut, and since the film is not available as yet, no way to say whether and how this song was presented in the film.

‘Hyderabad Ki Naazneen’ is Yippeee’d. And then ‘Bholi’ from 1949 still has many songs to go.

The problem that I mentioned in the 2nd previous paragraph, is that I do not have an available film from 31st May, to select a song for the post. And so I had to resort to pick a song from 1st June, and that to from, film ‘Bholi’, the only film from that date still having pending status.

On 2nd June, four films were added. ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954), ‘Chor Bazaar’ (1954) and ‘Aakhiri Sajda’ from 1977 have already been Yippeee’d.  The film ‘Zameen Ke Taare’ still remains pending.

‘Mirza Ghalib’ also featued in the post list on 3rd June. Two more films came up that day – ‘Pooran Bhagat’ (1933) and ‘Bhanwra'(1944). ‘Mirza Ghalib’ being Yippeee’d already, ‘Bhanwara’ entered the conditional Yippeee status, since all songs of this film are posted, except for one, the song being ” Yeh Dua Maango Haseenon Aashikon Ka Dum Rahe” is still to be traced. That leaves behind ‘Pooran Bhagat’ from 1933 which still has a lot of songs still awaiting to be posted.

The song that I have selected from ‘Bholi’ for this post here today, is a gem of a rendition by Shamshad Begum. This song is vintage Shamshad. One can clearly hear the ‘khanak’ in the voice, as she goes on to present a song of first realization of love. The words are very craftily woven by Ishwar Chandra Kapoor and the music is by Pt. Gobind Ram. A beautiful creation by any standards.

‘Bholi’ is produced under the banner of Murli Movietone, Bombay, and is directed by Ram Daryani. The star cast is listed as Geeta Bali, Prem Adeeb, Shashikala, Jeevan, Gulab, Khatoon, Nazeera, Sheila, Ishu, Gope, and Nawab. There are 10 songs listed, all from the pen of Ishwar Chandra Kapoor with music by Pt Gobind Ram.

Ok so, I have not used this word so far in the article.

But yes, Congratulations – very much in order.

Congratulations to us all.

Song – Piya Piya Tu Bol Papiha, Din Phaagun Ke Aaye  (Bholi) (1949) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor, MD – Gobind Ram

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash ji)

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

ek daal pe khila hai genda
dooje daal chameli
koyal ban kar baag mein aayi
dulhan nai naveli
ek daal pe khila hai genda
dooje daal chameli
koyal ban kar baag mein aayi
dulhan nai naveli
phoolon ke kaanon mein apne dil ki baat sunaaye
jiya mera dola jaaye
phoolon ke kaanon mein apne dil ki baat sunaaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

aaj kisi ne chhed diye hain
man veena ke taar
aaj kisi ne chhed diye hain
man veena ke taar
do matwaare nainanwa mein
naach raha hai pyaar
haan haan
naach raha hai pyaar
aankhen dil se ye kehti hain
hans hans kar lut jaaye
aankhen dil se ye kehti hain
hans hans kar lut jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

एक डाल पे खिला है गेंदा
दूजे दाल चमेली
कोयल बन कर बाग में आई
दुल्हन नई नवेली
एक डाल पे खिला है गेंदा
दूजे दाल चमेली
कोयल बन कर बाग में आई
दुल्हन नई नवेली
फूलों के कानों में अपने दिल की बात सुनाये
जिया मेरा डोला जाये
फूलों के कानों में अपने दिल की बात सुनाये
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

आज किसी ने छेड़ दिये हैं
मन वीणा के तार
आज किसी ने छेड़ दिये हैं
मन वीणा के तार
दो मतवाले नैननवा में
नाच रहा है प्यार
हाँ हाँ
नाच रहा है प्यार
आँखें दिल से ये कहती हैं
हंस हंस कर लुट जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये


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Blog Day :

4653 Post No. : 16319

“Khoj”(1953) as produced by C L Dogra and directed by Balwant Bhatt for Dogra Films, Bombay. This movie had Mahipal, Shammi, Satish, Lalita Kumari, Kesari, Nagpal, Kishore Dogara, Kammo, Habeeb, Abubakar, Rajen Kapoor, Harbans, Sablok, Dewaskar, Naarad, Helen, Richardson, Ratanlal,
Gopal Vashisht, Sooraj Narayan, Rajni etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Khoj”(1953) to appear in the blog. This joie the vivre genre of song is sung by Ashima Bannerjee. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nisar Bazmi.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Nayi tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam (Khoj)(1953) Singer-Ashima Bannerjee, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Nisaar Bazmi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
zameen par nahin aaj mere qadam mm
nayee tumne duniya
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam

hoo ooo oo ooo
hooo o ooo
na dekhoongi ab ae sitaaron tumhein
ae sitaaron tumhein
na aawaaz doongi bahaaron tumhein
ae bahaaron tumhein
kisi ki nazar dey rahi hai qasam..mm
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
kisi ki nazar dey rahi hai qasam..mm
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
zameen par nahin aaj mere qadam..mm
nayee tumne duniya
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam

hoo ooo oo ooo oo
hooo o ooo
unhein aayee hai phir muhabbat meri
phir muhabbat meri
jinhein pyaar se dil diyaa thaa kabhi
dil diyaa thaa kabhi
woh mere huye ab nahin koyi gham..mm
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
woh mere huye ab nahin koyi gham mm
nayee tumne duniyaa dikhaa di sanam
zameen par nahin aaj mere qadam mm
nayee tumne duniya
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam


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