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

Blog Day : 5033 Post No. : 16942 Movie Count : 4598

Today’s song is from an obscure, not very well known film Sabyasachi-1948. The name of the film is rather strange and not many people will know what it means. In simple translation it means a person who is Ambidextrous or one who can use both hands with equal expertise. This was an adjective used famously in Mahabharat for Arjun. He was an extraordinary archer and he could do this with both his hands separately and simultaneously, with the same expertise.

This was a film made by Associated Pictures, Calcutta. No wonder then that the entire crew and cast was from Bengal only.Even the Heroine, Meera Mishra-though not a Bangla actress, was an expert in Bangla language, who had acted in few Bangla movies too. During the early cinema period, Calcutta was also a major centre for Hindi films and from 1932 to almost 1955, Hindi films were made there regularly, by several film makers including of course the New Theatres. However, after 1955, there were almost no actors/actresses who could speak fluent Hindi. More than that, the Bangla film industry itself had grown so much that there was no need to make Hindi films anymore.

From as early as 1935-36, Hindi films were made based on Novels of Bangla language. The contribution of Bangla language to provide fodder for films is unmatched.(The only other Indian language to do this is Malayalam). This was mainly because the people in Bengal are avid readers of books. During my Marketing career, I visited various parts of Bengal in 20 years. I used to be amazed at the “Book Fairs’ held at Calcutta. I visited these fairs a few times and was overwhelmed to see lakhs of people purchasing books there. I think the Book Fairs must be doing a turnover of crores of rupees !

I tried to make a list of Hindi films based on Bangla novels and I easily crossed the 50’s mark, when I stopped. 90 % of these films were Hits. Some of the popular Hindi films on Bengali novels are Devdas-35, Milan-46, Anandmath-52, Do bigha zameen-53, Sujata-55, Kabuliwala-61, Ghunghat-60, Bandini-63, Namkeen-67, Bhuvan Shome-69, Satyakam-69, Sahib, bibi aur ghulam-62, Khamoshi-70, Uphaar-71, Saudagar-73, Amar Prem-72, Chupke Chupke-75 (my favourite), Kora Kagaz-74, Balika Badhu-76, Kitaab-77, Apne paraye-80, lekin-90, Rudaali-93 and many more. You will notice that films on Bangla novels were not just family dramas or tragedies, but it was a mix of comedy, pathos, drama, entertainment and almost every Genre except Historical and Mythological films, perhaps.

Film Sabyasachi-1948 was also based on Bangla novel “Pather Dabi”, by Sharat Chandra Chatterjee. The novel was initially serialised in the Bangla magazine “Bangbani” and then published in 1926. However after initial 5ooo copies were sold out in a week’s time, the British Government banned the novel on 4-1-1927. The novel Pather Dabi (The right of Path/ Demands of the road) was about a secret society whose goal is to free India from British rule.

The leader of this secret group is Sabyasachi Malick. He is highly educated, having studied Medicine, Engineering and Law from the Universities of UK and USA. He is tall and so strong that he created records of swimming the flooded rivers in torrential rains and crossing the entire Himalaya on foot in record time. He punishes the rich and helps the poor. In short he is The Superman ! He knows several languages and is an expert in Makeup too. Apurba (Paresh Bannerjee) is a weak member of this team and he becomes a Police informer. Sumitra (Meera Mishra) and Bharathi(Sandhya Rani) are the 2 women in this group who have faced several problems in their personal lives.

The Indian Express, in its review of the film says, ” the film story touches upon issues of Untouchability, Orthodoxy and Faiths. It deals with bRich-Poor divide and status of women in the then Bangla society. It criticises British Policies and India’s inherent customs of Religion and social structure.” Sabyasachi was Bengal’s first Superman of Bangla Fiction, according to the Indian Express.

The film was made in Bangla and Hindi versions. The Bangla version was directed by Bibhuti Laha. The Hindi version was directed by ” Agradoot’, who also directed the film Babla-53 later in Hindi. The film was released on 6-11-48. The cast of the Hindi version was Meera Mishra, Tulsi, Anup, Paresh Banerjee, Sandhyarani,Savitri Devi,Uma, Sunder, Bipin Gupta and many others. Songs were written by Zahir Hussain and music was composed by Robin Chatterjee.

Robin Chatterjee. He was born on 8-1-1914, at Calcutta. His name is not too well known to Hindi film lovers, though he was very famous in Bengal (as Robin Chatopadhyaya), where he composed several NFS and film songs. For many years he assisted Anupam Ghatak,MD. He even sang in the chorus for New Theatre’s film Adhikar-1938. However he was not so successful in Hindi films.

His first Hindi film was Rajlakshmi-1945, wherein he gave the first opportunity to Talat Mahmood to sing a Hindi film song. Till then he was singing Bangla NFS and film songs with the name Tapan kumar. His next film was Tum aur main-1946 which had very good songs by kanan Devi. Then came Voh Dono-1947 and here Sandhya Mukherjee gave good songs. Robin Chatterjee gave music to 14 Hindi films, namely – Rajlakshmi-45, Tum aur main-46, Voh Dono-47, Sabyasachi-48,Ratnadeep-51, Pehli Shadi-53, Firdaus-53, Shobha-54, Majboori-54, Africa-54, Dhake ki malmal-56, Miss Toofan mail-58, Police Station-59 and Chimney ka Dhuvan-1973…this was a much delayed film. He also gave music to a Bhojpuri film- Saiya se kar le milanwa-1966.

Robin Chatterjee died on 2-4-1976 at Bombay at the age of just 61 years.

The story of film’s heroine Meera Mishra is strange. She entered Hindi films with Bombay Talkies film Milan-46. Meera Mishra’s joining the films generated a lot of interest and excitement because she was the wife of an I.P.S. Officer. Meera reportedly answered an advertisement of The Bombay Talkies in newspapers and was called for an interview and was selected readily. Two films, bilingual , Naukadubi (Bengali) and Milan (Hindi) were produced by Bombay Talkies and Meera was chosen to play Kamala in both versions.

The Bengali film Naukadubi had Abhi Bhattacharya playing Ramesh, Meera Sarkar as Hemnalini and Pahari Sanyal as Akshay Babu. The Hindi version Milan had Dilip Kumar as Ramesh and Meera therefore had Dilip Kumar as her first leading man. The Hindi version had Ranjana playing Hemnalini while it was Pahari Sanyal again as Akshay Babu in Milan. The film was directed by Nitin Bose and Anil Biswas was the music director. Parul Ghosh lent her voice in both the versions and here in Noukadubi she had some five Tagore songs, her only Bengali songs.

Both Naukadubi and Milan did well and the initial plan of Meera was to retire after this one film. However, her I.P.S. husband Kripa Sindhu Mishra was killed in action during Delhi riots and Meera decided to carry on with her film career. She had a son Jishnu from the Late K P Mishra. Her other films included Abhijatya (1949), Eki Gramer Chhele (1950), Abarta (1950), Sandhya Belar Rupkatha (1950), Sabyasachi (Hindi-1948)-based on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s Pather dabi. She played the role of Sumitra, Bishnupriya (1949). Her other Hindi films included Ghar ki Numaish-49,Chhore-50,Kashmir Hamara hai-50, Azadi ke baad-51, Chamakee-52, Chhoti Maa-52.

She quit films early and settled into married life again. Her husband was Mr Ranjit Gupta, Chief secretary to the Government of West Bengal.

Meera Mishra was born in Kanpur and died in Calcutta somewhere in 2007.

Today’s song is sung by Sandhya Mukherjee. She began her career in Mumbai singing Hindi songs, starting with a song in the film Sabyasachi-1948. Her first playback song was in the film Tarana in 1951. She sang, as a playback singer, 36 songs in 19 Hindi films. Though she sang several songs in 7 films in Hindi, her name became famous only after she sang a duet ” gupchup gupchup pyar karen” with Hemant Kumar in the film Sazaa-1951. Her last Hindi film song was in the film Chimni ka dhuan-73. She decided to come back to and settle in her home city Kolkata in 1952 due to personal reasons.


Song- Aayi mere jeevan ki saanjh suhaani (Sabyasaachi)(1948) Singer- Sandhya Mukherjee, Lyricist- Zaheer Hussain, MD- Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

Aai mere
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
Aai mere
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
aai mere
aasha ki bagiya mein phool khile hain aen
aasha ki bagiya mein phool khile hain aen
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
aai mere

ye deepak sunahri jalaata hai kaun
ye duniya meri jagmagaata hai kaun
ye deepak sunahri jalaata hai kaun
ye duniya meri jagmagaata hai kaun
umangon par aai hai roop jawaani ee
umangon par aai hai roop jawaani ee
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
Aai mere

lutaaati hai masti chaman mein bahaar
hai donon ke joban per aaya nikhaar
lutaaati hai masti chaman mein bahaar
hai phoolon ke joban per aaya nikhaar
bulbul na kyun ho khushi mein deewaani ee ee
bulbul na kyun ho khushi mein deewaani ee ee
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
Aai mere

pee pee ki boli madhur bol papeehe
phir phir ke masti mein dol papeehe
ho dol papeehe
pee pee ki boli madhur bol papeehe
phir phir ke masti mein dol papeehe
sunaaye jaa tu apni prem kahaani
sunaaye jaa tu apni prem kahaani
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
aayi mere


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 :

4991 Post No. : 16886

One can easily get philosophical too, besides the celebratory aspect. So okay, one more year, one more Holi celebration, one more set of songs posted. . .  And the wheel of life continues to roll. . .

Into the fourteenth year of continuous daily publication, since July 2008. And we have gone past on the way, fourteen Holi celebrations. In the earlier post today, Peevesie’s Mom ji has written that we have 66 Holi songs already posted here. She refers to one of my earlier posts, in which I have written that the Hindi cinema has an intense liking for this festival. And that we still have quite a number of Holi celebration songs that are awaiting discovery out there, and also, waiting to take their place on this blog.

As I check on the Geet Kosh, I am able to identify three Holi songs in 1932, almost immediately.  There is a film by the name ‘Raas Vilaas’ from this year. The song list of this film includes the following two song titles, which are clearly Holi songs. The first one is “Ab To Ghanshyaam Mache Holi, Ab To Sukhdhaam Mache Holi”. The second one from the same film is “Rang Rangee Main Ab Rang Na Daalo”.

In the same year, there is a film by the name ‘Zaalim Jawaani’ that has a song with the title “Biraj Dhoom Machaayo Kaanha”. Like wise, I am sure there are going to be many more songs for this celebration, where the song title may not immediately lend itself for identification. Ah but. . . how longingly one wishes we had all the songs available with us.

A similar search today has led to me to this very rare song from the 1943 film ‘Zabaan’. The rarity can be measured by the fact that this song is not yet available anywhere on line. I am able to locate it in my collection, and have uploaded it today. In all likelihood, this is the first time this song has been brought online.

It is a very attractive composition. Music is from the mind of C Ramchandra and the singing voices are of Ishwar Lal and Kaushalya, supported by chorus. The lyrics of this song are written by Ratan Piya. I was wondering whether this is a new songwriter for the blog. But no, this poet has written a few songs for the film ‘Shakuntala’, also from 1943, and some of those songs are already showcased here. As I checked the Geet Kosh, I find this name appear only for three films, these two fillms from 1943 and one from 1944 (‘Maali’). After that we do not hear from this poet.

Although quite late in the day, but I would still prompt the readers to listen to this wonderful melody. And maybe not too late either. The astrological computations of the Indian system, being based on the lunar cycle does not exactly synchronize with the standard calendars that are based on solar cycles. The full moon day started around mid day yesterday, and continued well almost up to 2 pm today. And the day that we traditionally called ‘dhulendi’, which is the day of playing Holi with colors and water, continues till tomorrow. And so, although the official holiday for Holi this year has been listed for today, as the astrological charts of the Indian system, ‘dhulendi’ is tomorrow. Now figure this out as well as we can.

Early rather than late, or may be later rather than earlier – based on which system you would prefer, here is wishing all readers and friends, a very auspicious, colorful and happy Holi.

Listen to this newly available old melody, and enjoy.


Song – Aai Aai Re Rangeeli Holi Aai Re  (Zabaan) (1943) Singer – Ishwarlal, Kaushalya, Lyrics – Ratan Piya, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re
aaj jholi khushi ki bhar laai re
aaj jholi khushi ki bhar laai re
khushi ki bhar laai re
ho aai re

ho oo oo oo oo
holi ko dekh badi machti umangen
ho oo oo oo oo
holi ko dekh badi machti umangen
rangon ko dekhte hi chadti tarangen
rangon ko dekhte hi chadti tarangen
jaise paani mein aag lagaai re
jaise paani mein aag lagaai re
ho aag lagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

laal aur gulaal le ke phirte hain saare
laal aur gulaal le ke phirte hain saare
pheeke bina saajan ji ke saare. . .
pheeke bina saajan ji ke saare
yaad preetam ki mann mein jagaai re
ho mein jagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

bhaye sajaniya mahina rangeela
bhaye sajaniya mahina rangeela
ghere na koi tujhe baanka chhabeela
ghere na koi tujhe baanka chhabeela
kaan(?) bahuton ne tujh pe lagaai re
kaan(?) bahuton ne tujh pe lagaai re
ho tujh pe lagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे
आज झोली खुशी की भर लाई रे
आज झोली खुशी की भर लाई रे
खुशी की भर लाई रे
हो आई रे

हो ओ ओ ओ
होली को देख बड़ी मचती उमंगें
हो ओ ओ ओ
होली को देख बड़ी मचती उमंगें
रंगों को देखते ही चढ़ती तरंगें
रंगों को देखते ही चढ़ती तरंगें
जैसे पानी में आग लगाई रे
जैसे पानी में आग लगाई रे
हो आग लगाई रे
हो आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे

लाल और गुलाल ले के फिरते हैं सारे
लाल और गुलाल ले के फिरते हैं सारे
फीके बिना साऊ जी के हैं सारे॰ ॰ ॰
फीके बिना साऊ जी के हैं सारे
याद प्रीतम की मन में जगाई रे
हो मन में जगाई रे
हो आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे

भए सजनीया महिना रंगीला
भए सजनीया महिना रंगीला
घेरे ना कोई तुझे बांका छबीला
घेरे ना कोई तुझे बांका छबीला
कान(?) बहुतों ने तुझ पे लगाई रे
कान(?) बहुतों ने
हो तुझ पे लगाई रे
हो आई रे

आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे


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Blog Day :

4989 Post No. : 16880

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 31
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This date ten years ago, viz 15 March, 2012 was a lean day by the standards of the blog of those days. Only three songs from three different movies were covered on that day. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5642 Raat ki mehfil sooni sooni Noorjehaan(1967) 4 songs covered so far out of 8
5643 Tasweere muhabbat thhi jismein Sangharsh(1968) Movie YIPPEED by now
5644 Aamdani athanni kharcha rupaiyya Teen Bahuraaniyaan(1968) 3 songs covered so far out of 5

We can see from the above table that ‘Noorjahan’ (1967) and ‘Teen Bahuraaniyaan’ (1968) are the two movies that are eligible for the Blog Ten Year Challenge today (15 March, 2022).

‘Noorjahan’ (1967) was directed by M Sadiq for Zenith Productions, Bombay. The movie had Meena Kumari, Pradeep Kumar, Rehman,  Lalita Pawar, Veena, Wasti, Nigar Sultana, Mukri, Rajan Haksar, Raj Prakash, Balam, Murad, Uma Dutt, Banerji, Altaf, Tun Tun,  H Prakash, Nazir Kashmiri, Yunus Bihari, Fazal Khan Ashraf Khan, Vimal, Uma Khosla, Helen, Sohrab Modi, Sheikh Mukhtar, Johnny Walker etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is another song from ‘Noorjahan’ (1967). This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and chorus. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

The song was picturised on Meena Kumari and others.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video

Audio

Song-Allah Allah kitne pyaare din aa gaye (Noorjahaan)(1967) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Roshan
Chorus
Suman Kalyanpur + chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayi baad-e-bahaari le ke
dard-e-jawaani
allah allah kitney pyaare din aa gaye
ho o o ho o kitney pyaare din aa gaye
aayi baad-e-bahaari le ke
dard-e-jawaani
allah allah kitney pyaare din aa gaye
ho o o ho o kitney pyaare din aa gaye

thhandi thhandi mast hawa aa aa aa aa
(aaa aaaa aaaa aa aa aaa)
thandi thandi mast hawa
andaaz anokhey laayi hai
andaaz anokhey laayi hai
mausam ki rangeen adaa
kuchch aaj samajh mein aayi hai ae
kuchch aaj samajh mein aayi hai
mausam ki rangeen adaa
kuchch aaj samajh mein aa..aayi hai
koyal baaghon mein aa ke chhedey
dil ki kahaani
allah allah kitney pyaare din aa gaye
aa gaye ae
kitney pyaare din aa gaye

matwaala dil bhool chala aa aa aa aa aa
(aaa aaa aaa aa aa aaa )
matwala di bhool chalaa
bachpan ki akeli raahon ko
bachpan ki akeli raahon ko
jhooley ki ab dori bhi
garmaaney lagi hai baahon ko
garmaaney lagi hai baahon ko
jhooley kee ab dori bhi
garmaaney lagi hai baahon ko
koi dil ka saharaa dhoondhey
ab zindagaani
allah allah kitney pyaare din aa gaye
aa gaye ae
kitney pyaare din aa gaye

duniya ka hai rang nayaa aa aaa aa aa aaa
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aa aaa aaa)
duniya ka hai rang naya
har shai hai khushi ka jaam liye aey ae
har shai hai khushi ka jaam liye ae
har dil hai ik aas liye
har aankh hai ik paighaam liye ae
haar aankh hai ik paighaam liye ae
har dil hai ik aas liye
har aankh hai ik paighaam liye
jaane kis ke hamaare dil pe
ho meharbaani
allah allah aa kitney pyaare din aa gaye
aa gaye aey ae kitney pyaare din aa gaye
aai baad-e-bahaari leke
dard-e-jawaani
allah allah kitney pyaare din aa gaye
ho o o ho o o o
kitney pyaare din aa gaye ae ae ae

 


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

Blog Day :

4940 Post No. : 16792

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TO ALL READERS !

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS to Atul ji, for recording a new milestone – 15 million visitors (1 Crore 50 Lakhs) to the Blog. This is the public mandate for the popularity of this Blog, all over the world.(WordPress posts are read in 198 countries of the world). This is an unique example of what one person can achieve by building a team (sustained for years together) with a common interest. The team is continuing because the Magnet is very effective and the Magnet is Atul ji. I wish him and the Blog many more such milestones and may the Blog retain its identity for reliable and credible information, complete lyrics and non-stop service to lovers of HFM. All the best !

Today’s song is from the film Rangeela-1953 – a Bhagwan Art Production film. The Producer and the Director was Master Bhagwan himself. The cast consisted of Bhagwan. Purnima, Baburao, Badri Pershad, Indira, Usha Shukla, Madhav Kale and many others. The Music Director was Jamal Sen. There were 11 songs in the film and today’s song is the 8th song to be discussed here. Actually this song is one of the best songs of the film and I wonder how this song was left untouched. Maybe for my use !

Jamal Sen. His name is not a famous name, because he gave music in just a few films, but the industry wallahs and lovers of classic music know him too well. He was one of those few ones who had immense capability, but like Sajjad Hussain, he too was stubborn, unbending, egoistic, outspoken and reserved. In an industry full of Chamchaas and cut throat competition, artistes like Jamal or Sajjad were misfits.

Lata Mangeshkar respected him so much that to sing in his films, she sent several feelers and messages to him till she was called by him. Lata sang 10 songs for him in 4 films. 6 were solos, 2 male duets and 2 were Female duets.

If talent were the only criterion for a composer to succeed, Jamal Sen should have been the most successful music director of his time. But he was not.

Jamal Sen’s proficiency in Singing, dancing (Kathak) and poetry, lent a touch of completeness to his musical acumen and set him apart from the run-of-the-mill composers, became a liability for him in an industry which had no value for real class. The result: a composer who gave such brilliant scores as in Shokhiyan and Daaera, died unsung, after a long spell of isolation.

Jamal Sen’s forefather Kesarji who hailed from Sujangarh in Rajasthan, was said to be a disciple of Tansen and was hence called Kesar Sen. Jamal Sen was born on 26th November 1904, at village Churu. The family tradition in music was passed on to Jamal at a very young age by his father Jeevan Sen, a court singer and an acknowledged Ustad. Jamal, who could sing and play various musical instruments was especially good on the dholak, tabla and Pakhawaj.

Jamal Sen had been in Calcutta initially and sang on AIR Calcutta. He met Pankaj Mullick and studied Ravindra Sangeet too. Due to this link, he joined Pankaj Mullick in giving music to film Kasturi-54 also. From there ,he shifted to Lahore in 1938.

While in Lahore, Jamal Sen was introduced by music director Shyam Sunder to Master Ghulam Haider, which marked the beginning of a fruitful association spanning 12 years. Sen’s knowledge of classical and folk music and his mastery over the dholak made him an asset to Ghulam Haider in films from Khazanchi (1941) to Majboor (1948), until Masterji migrated to Pakistan in the wake of Partition.

He shifted to Bombay, after partition. Then a chance meeting with director Kidar Sharma gave him a break in films as a composer, and he proved his virtuosity in his very first film, Shokhiyan in 1951.

The imaginative use of the raag Yaman Kalyan in “Sapana Ban Sajan Aaye” sung by Lata Mangeshkar was a testimony to the composer’s command over classical music. The songs — “Raaton Ki Neend Cheen li” by Suraiya, a ghazal where melody is predominant, and “Aai Barkha Bahar” by Lata, Pramodin & chorus, bore the richness of Rajasthani folk music. A “Door Des Se Aaja re” by Suraiya, Lata is a classic example of folk and classical music intermingling to create an enchanting melodic pattern.

Shokhiyan was followed by Kamal Amrohi’s Daera in 1953. Though a flop, the film is remembered for the perennial appeal of the bhajan, “Devta Tum Ho Mera Sahara, Maine Thama Hai Daman Tumhara” by Rafi, Mubarak Begum, & chorus, in Raag Bhoop. When the situation required, Sen could also compose a Western tune “Sun Sun Meri Kahani” by Rafi for Bhagwan’s ‘Rangeela’

Jamal Sen, who had begun his career as a singer on AIR, Calcutta—he was among the first to sing Vande Mataram on radio—should have stuck to a career in, classical singing. With his talent and lofty ideals, he was a misfit in films. His inability to manipulate and his refusal to compromise, made him a loner, and the mediocre films which he scored music for led to a colossal waste of his rich talent.

Jamal Sen knew Producer Director K.Asif for many years.Once they met somewhere and Asif took Jamal to the sets of Mughal-E Azam. There a dance sequence was to be shot and Gopikrishna was rehearsing the steps. Jamal saw everything but did not comment anything. As Asif knew him well, he suspected something and asked Jamal what was wrong. Jamal told him that the sets are absolutely appropriate but the dance steps and the ‘Bol’ were not commensurate with the period when Akbar was reigning. Asif asked him then and there to make new Dance steps, prepare the ‘Bol’ and make music for that sequence. Jamal Sen did that and Asif was more than happy.

However that piece of Dance and music was not used by Naushad in the film, possibly due to professional jealousy.

Later, when K. Asif announced Sasta Khoon Mehnga Paani, which had a Rajasthani backdrop, he-asked Jamal Sen to be an advisor to bring authenticity to Naushad’s compositions. But luck once again played truant with him and the project never saw the light of day.

A proud and arrogant man, Jamal Sen never went out of his way to grab work. As a result, he was slowly relegated to the periphery of the music scene, and then to oblivion. Shokhiyaan and Daaera were a thing of the past. A commerce-oriented cinema had little use for his talent. Under the circumstances, it was a poor consolation to him that his imaginative score in the documentary,Madhumakhi, won laurels abroad.

Jamal Sen knew his prowess. And was proud of it. Once, after hearing him sing, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan called him a `Tansen’ and a ‘Sur Ka Bichhu’, Ustad Amir Khan described him as ‘Sangeet Shastri’. Notwithstanding the impressive titles and tributes, Jamal Sen continued to exist in a state of penury, unwanted and uncared for.

Jamal Sen should have been the most successful music director of his time. But he was not. In his last days Sen had but one friend, composer Ghulam Mohammed, who after being afflicted with a serious heart ailment, had shifted to Bombay’s far off suburb, Borivlii, where Sen was living in a dilapidated room.

In his later years, out of sheer frustration, he turned to liquor, and lived on the hope that his sons Shambhu Sen and Madan Sen would carry forward the family’s rich tradition in music. But Madan suddenly died of heart failure at the young age of 40. And he never recovered from the shock. Within a year, on April 12, 1979, he too died.

Jamal Sen composed music for 13 Hindi films.
Filmography:
1. Shokhiyan (1951)
2. Daera (1953)
3. Dharmapatni (1953)
4. Rangeela (1953)
5. Kasturi (1954), with Pankaj Mullick
6. Ritu Bahar (1954)
7. Patit Paawan (1955)
8. Amar Shaheed (1960)
9. Baghdad (1961)
10. Alha Udal (1962)
11. Manchali (1962)
12. Sankalpa (1974)
13. Pehla Kadam (1981)

Actually, Jamal Sen had retired in 1962 itself. When film Pehla kadam-81 was planned, a song which he had composed for film Shokhiyan, but had not used, was utilised in this film-Pehla kadam-81.

The cast consists of an actress Indira. Actually, the film Rangeela-1953 happens to be her Debut Hindi film. Indira is a ‘Same Name Confusion’ artiste. During the silent Era and early Talkie period, there was one Indira Devi. Her real name was Effie Hippolet- an Anglo-Indian. She acted in 24 silent films since 1927, but did only two Talkie films-Al-Hilal-35 and Wamaq Azra-1935. Then there is the comedian fatty Indira Bansal who was operative from 1951 to 1981, and worked in 116 films. This Indira was different.

Indira, one of Punjabi cinema’s most popular leading ladies of the 1960s, was born on August 6, 1938 in northern India. Growing up in an aristocratic family in the Punjab village of Kharian, her family lost everything when they had to flee their home during partition to settle in Kanpur. In 1952 her family shifted to Bombay where an Elder brother ran a successful business.

Indira was noticed by the popular comedian Bhagwan while he was shooting a movie at Jagriti Studios, and she was put in the cast of his film Rangeela (1953). Raj Kapoor, who happened to be visiting the set of Rangeela, noticed Indira and later cast her as the daughter of a rich industrialist in his film Shree 420 (1955).

Indira continued to appear in supporting roles in major Hindi productions like Funtoosh (1956), Mirza Sahibaan-1957, Yahudi (1958), and Dil Deke Dekho(1959). She had just appeared as the lead in the low budget yarn Jungle Ki Duniya (1959) when she was cast as the heroine in a Punjabi film titled Yamla Jatt in 1960. This was followed that same year by two more Punjabi pictures, Do Lacchian and Kiklee. All three films were very successful.

Returning to Hindi language movies, she found herself much in demand for B-films with colorful titles like Maya Mahal (1963), Jungle Boy (1963), Tarzan Aur Jadugar (1963), Pahadi Nagin (1964), Arab Ka Lal (1964), Son of Zimbo (1966), Sheba and Hercules (1967), Tarzan in Fairyland (1968) and CID Agent 302 (1968), sometimes playing the heroine, but more often than not as a vamp or villain. Occasionally she would snag a nice supporting role in a major production like Do Dil (1965) or Mere Huzoor (1968), and she still continued to star in Punjabi fare.

Sometimes billed as Indira Billi (her real name was Indira Kaur) she was interviewed in 1963 for Picture Post magazine where she talked about her beginnings: “I had not the good fortune of stepping into films and finding myself a heroine right from the start as had been the case with many glamor girls these days. It was a life of toil and tears, fighting every inch, every day, and month after month. Sometimes I was fed up, and felt tired of the ceaseless struggle to make my presence felt. With the struggle for existence keen and with not enough money, those early days were none too happy for a girl aspiring for a respectable place in the film world, let alone stardom. Sometimes I had my misgivings whether I was right in coming into films. Some kind of inferiority complex took hold of me and I thought several times that I would never become a star.”

Indira married cinema owner Shiv Kumar in the early to mid-1960s and left the film scene in the early 1970s.(Thanks to shri Mike Barnum ji and his blog-cinemajadoo.com).

After the phenomenal success of Albela-51, Master Bhagwan was in the seventh Heaven and floated his own production company,Bhagwan Art Productions and started making films after films, without realising that Albela’s success was mainly due to C.Ramchandra’s music and Geeta Bali. The result was as expected. Slowly but steadily, Bhagwan started going into the trap of huge debts due to unsuccessful films produced by him.

After a while, a day came when Bhagwan had to sell one by one all of his 10 cars, Bungalow etc and at the end of his career, he had to live in a one room tenement in a chawl, on the very street in Dadar named after his own uncle.

RANGEELA-1953 was one of the early failures of Bhagwan, in the series of future flops, beginning the imminent decline in few more years to come. This film was produced and directed by Bhagwan himself.

This was a story of a village boy-Babulal, who is eager to study in school, but due to his wicked step mother, has to do household chores instead. Fed up of this and to try his luck, he runs away to Bombay, where he meets Vidya Devi, a kind and young school teacher, who not only helps him but also starts teaching him, seeing his earnestness. Over a period, to sustain himself, Babulal, who was called Buddu in his village gets educated and also sells Chana, near to his school. Duly, he becomes a successful businessman, owning a shop, house etc. He is under the impression that Vidya Devi is in his love, but he is disillusioned when he hears a conversation between Vidya and her would be husband. Vidya refers to him as a good and honest student only.

Babulal learns that his father is in financial troubles and his house is up for auction. To help father, he collects all his money and is about to leave for village, when he learns that Vidya’s marriage to her fiance is in trouble, as Vidya’s father can not gather that much money.

Babulal is in two minds. Finally. he gives the money to her father for marriage, sells his shop, business and house to collect money and leaves for the village to help father.

The entire story went on predicted lines and did not succeed.

Here is the duet of Rafi and Asha Bhosle, with chorus. Let us enjoy this catchy song.


Song-Diya jale chamke taara (Rangeela)(1953) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyricist- Ehsan Rizvi, MD- Jamal Sen
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus
Asha Bhonsle + Rafi

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

a ha ha ha a ha ha a ha ha
a ha ha aha ha aha ha ha

diya jale chamke taara
nyaara nyaara chamke taara
diya jale chamke taara
nyaara nyaara chamke taara

piya bina man andhiyaara
ho o o
o o o
piya bina man andhiyaara
chamke taara
chamke taara
diya jale chamke taara
nyaara nyaara chamke taara

nain milaaye neend churaaye ae ae
saari saari rain jagaaye
o o nain milaaye neend churaaye ae ae
saari saari rain jagaaye ae ae
aaya aaya pyaar ka maara
o pyaar ka maara
diya jale chamke taara
nyaara nyaara chamke taara

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
ulti seedhi baat banaaye ae ae
jhoothhe tujhe kaun bulaaye ae ae
ulti seedhi baat banaaye ae ae
jhoothhe tujhe kaun bulaaye
aaya nahin chaand hamaara
chaand hamaara
diya jale chamke taara
nyaara nyaara chamke taara

prem bina jeevan pheeka aa aa
koi nahin meet kisi ka
o o man ka diya yoon na bujhaao o o
raam kare preet nibhaao o o
raam kare preet nibhaao o o

pyaar se hai jag ujiyaara
o ujiyaara

diya jale chamke taara
nyaara nyaara chamke taara
diya jale chamke taara
nyaara nyaara chamke taara



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4935 Post No. : 16782

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets – 07
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I started this series in December 2020 with great enthusiasm, just after Geeta Dutt’s 900th song post had appeared in the blog.  The following 6 posts appeared in the series up to June 2021.

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets

1 Pandit Ho Ya Laala, Ya Gandhi Topiwala
2 Dil Ko Laga Ke Bhool Ki
3 Gaa Ae Dil Matwaale Jhoom Kar Saaz Utha Le
4 Hato Hato Jaao Ji Jaao, Jhoothi Baaten Na Banaao
5 Hamen Maar Gai Re Tirchhi Nazariya Tori
6 Dekho To Dil Hi Mein Jalte Hain Jalne Waale

There has been a long break in this series inadvertently. Meanwhile, I have compiled a list of group songs of Mohammed Rafi – Geeta Roy/Dutt with other singers.

Sl. No. Song Film Composer
Singers Year Lyricist
1 Hum Banjaare Sang Hamaare Saajan C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Geeta Dutt 1947 Moti
2 Sambhal Sambhal Ke Jaiyyo Saajan C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Geeta Dutt 1947 Ram Murti
3 Kyon Karta Maan Jawaani Ka Naach Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mengeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1949 Mulkh Raj Bhakri
4 Lab Pe Fariyaad Hai Dil Barbaad Hai Naach Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mengeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1949 Mulkh Raj Bhakri
5 Ban Ban Kar Mit Gayin Hai Taqdeer Ki Lakeeren Gauna Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad 1950 Qamar Jalaalabaadi
6 Mere Jaisi Nahin Milegi Khamosh Sipahi Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Ram Kamlaani 1950 D N Madhok
7 Kabhi Ye Saath Na Choote Kisi Ki Yaad Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Paaro 1950 Moti
8 Hum Hain Kheton Ke Maharaj Hamen Darr Kaahe Ka Sheesh Mahal Vasant Desai
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Pushpa Hans 1950 Nazim Panipati
9 Humne Bhi Pyar Kiya Nakhre Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1951 Hasrat Lakhnavi
10 Ulfat Ki Zindagi Ke Jo Saal Hon Hazaar Hungama C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1952 Rajinder Krishan
11 Kya Bataaun Mohabbat Hai Kya Parbat Shankar Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1952 Shailendra
12 Nadiya Kinaare Mora Dera Mashaal Jale Saari Ratiyaan Tarang Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Shamshad, Geeta, Chitragupta 1952 Ram Murty
13 Mera Dulha Shehar Se Aaya Re Do Dulhe B S Kalla
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Sarla 1955 Pt Indra
14 Ek Taraf..Joru Ne Nikala Hai Deewala Madhur Milan Bulo C Rani
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, A R Ojha 1955 Raja Mehndi Ali Khan
15 Aaj Tera Gunehgaar Banda Khul Ja Sim Sim Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shashi Raj 1956 Asad Bhopali
16 Gunaahon Ka Chirag Kabhi Jal Na Sakega Agra Road Roshan
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad 1957 Bharat Vyas
17 Bhaiya Kaam Karo Mat Aaraam Karo Balyogi Upmanyu Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar 1958 Bharat Vyas
18 Hamen Maar Gayi Tirchhi Nazariya Tori Chaal Baaz Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar 1958 Anjum Jaipuri
19 Do Do Hain Deewaane Mere Parwaane Baazigar Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Balbeer, Geeta Dutt 1959 Prem Dhawan
20 Kaun Jaane Re Baba Jawani Ki Hawa Ravi
Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt 1959 Shailendra
21 Teri Taqdeer Ka Sitaara Kamaal Hai Zabak Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Balbeer, Geeta Dutt 1961 Prem Dhawan
22 Takht Na Hoga Taaj Na Hoga Aaj Aur Kal Ravi
Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Geeta Dutta 1963 Sahir Ludhianvi
23 Agar Hum Tumhen Dekh..Jinhen Rukh Se Parda Haqdaar Bulo C Rani
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Nirmala, Manna Dey 1964 Prem Warbartani
24 Hum Khoob Jante Hain Kya Dil Mein Hai Tumhaare – Film Hi Film
– Saajan Ki Galiyaan (UR)
Shankar Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Geeta Dutt 1983
(1960s)
Hasrat Jaipuri

Songs at Sl. No. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 23 & 24 are not yet posted in the blog.  The song I am presenting today is at Sl. No. 17, i.e. from the film ‘Balyogi Upmanyu’ (1958).  Bharat Vyas is the lyricist of this mythological film’s songs composed by Chitragupt.  Here Mohammed Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar are accompanying Geeta Dutt for singing this song talking of hard work, fruits of hard work, farming, self-confidence, hope and a certain bragging attitude etc.  But the happy spirit of the song is infectious, and one can listen to it again and again.

The following 2 songs of this movie are posted in the blog, making this the 3rd song.

Baalyogi Upmanyu(1958)(2/8) MD-Chitragupta

Duniya Ke Anyaaiyon Anyaay Ki Hoti Khair Nahin

Mann Nirgun Ke Geet Ab Gaata Jaa

I found this song a few days ago, while looking for Chitragupt-Rafi songs, and I thought it is a very enjoyable and nice composition.  All three singers are in sync with the accompanying chorus.  I need to post some solos to even out the series.  There are too many songs by Geeta Dutt in obscure films.  I have not done bad so far, considering the songs were all new songs for me.   Hope to find some known, popular songs not yet posted to fit in the series.


Song – Kaam Karo. . . Mat Araam Karo (Balyogi Upmanyu) (1958) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
Male + Female Chorus

Lyrics

sukhi nahi woh
jo sone chaandi mein hain..ae madhosh
dhani bade nirdhan hain bhaiyaa..aa
sachcha dhan santosh

ho ho oooo
haay ea
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa

neelam aur panne se (??) hamaare
sone si chamke ret ho ooo
neelam aur panne se (??) hamaare
sone si chamke ret ho ooo
chaandi se baadal
barse gagan se
jhoome hamaare khet ho
ho bhaiya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo

raja hain hum
maharaaja hain hum
hamein duniya ne na pehchaana
ho ho  ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha aa aa haa aa aaa
rajaa hain hum
maharaajaa hain hum
hamein duniya ne na pehchaana aa
ambar hai pyaara
chhat par hamaara
dharti hamaara khazaana
ho bhaiya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ha ha ha aa aaa aaa aa)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
(aa aaa aaaa aaaaa)

apne parishram ki na jo miley
wo khaane ki aadat hai khoti
apne parishram ki na jo miley
wo khaane ki aadat hai khoti
hum ko to laage meethhi badi
apne mehnat ki rookhi do roti
ho bhaiyaa
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo

o ho ho ooooo
jab girtaa hamaara paseena
to ye dharti ugalti nageena
ho ho  ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha aa aa haa aa aaa
jab girtaa hamaara paseena
to ye dharti ugalti nageena aa
ham maruthal ko madhuban banaate
rituon ka badal den maheena
ham maruthal ko madhuban banaate
rituon ka badalte maheenaa
ho bhaiyya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
(ho ho ooooo)


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

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4935 Post No. : 16780 Movie Count :

4568

Today’s song is from an obscure C grade action film Chini Jadugar-1959.

The film was made under the banner of Noshirwan Movietone, Bombay, – possibly owned by the director of this film – Noshir Engineer. He was also its Producer. He was a specialist director of action/stunt/costume films. He directed 7 films, starting with the film Inteqam-1947. The came Shamsheerbaz-53,Carnival Queen-55, Diler Daku-57, Circus Queen-59, Chini Jadugar-59 and lastly it was Noor Mahal-1965, In 5 of these films the MD was Shafi M Nagari.

The composer for the film Chini Jadugar-59 was ‘Shafi M. Nagri’. It was a riddle. Who was this Shafi Nagri ? In a few films, his name also appeared as Shafi Nagri. I was tired of searching for information in books and on the Internet, about this Shafi. Finally, the riddle was solved by Shri Girdharilal ji Vishwakarma, the famous Historian and Collector of songs. He explained that this person was none other than Shafi mohd. Nagri -popularly known as Mohd. Shafi !

Composer Mohd. Shafi ( 25-12-1925 to 30-4-1980 ) was one of those talented artistes of Hindi Film Music who was only used by others and never got enough credit for his work.He is honoured as “The original Arranger” in the industry.He was an excellent Sitar player. He started with the Imperial Film company-where he played Bulbul Tarang. In 1937 he went to Calcutta, joined New Theatres and played Sitar in films Kapal Kundala-39 and Aandhi-40, as an assistant to Pankaj Mullick and K.C.Dey. He played the sitar in the film “Ujala”-42. In this film, the Hero-Prithviraj kapoor was shown as a Sitar player,hence the expertise of Shafi was fully utilised in this film.

Starting with the film ‘Haqdaar’-46, he gave music to 19 Hindi films and 2 Marathi films. He worked with Naushad, as his assistant and Arranger, for 14 years.He was considered a ‘Dada’ in Background music.He gave Background music to about 70 films( for Naushad and others). For Mughal E Azam, K.Asif used to send his personal car to fetch him to studio. It was said that Shafi gave the first break to Suman Hemmadi(Kalyanpur) in Mangu-54 and Hemlata in the unreleased film Iraada.

Shafi had bought his first car when he was just 15 year old. He had a posh flat in Shivaji Park area of Dadar in Bombay. In the end , everything was gone.He had helped families of Shakeel Badayuni and Ghulam Mohammed after their deaths. However in his last difficult days , except Rafi, no one came for his help. In the final few months, his memory had gone. His Begum ruefully said,” Good that he does not remember anything. All took his advantage and gave him nothing. There were more things to forget than to remember ! ”

It is said that the entire music of Sohni Mahiwal-58 was done by him. Naushad was sick during this period and did not attend even one recording. “Do hanson ka joda” and “Dhoondo dhoondo re saajna” Gunga Jamuna-61 were his creations. He used to give tunes to many composers too-whoever asked for help.

It is believed that Shafi also acted in 2 films, namely Jungi Jawan-43 and Diler Detective-48. As a MD, he gave music to 19 films and composed 125 songs.

Film Chini jadugar-1959 had music by Shafi M Nagari. Now, who is this composer ? A search on HFGK gives names of films for him, namely Krishna Kanhaiya-52, Shamsheerbaz-53, Sher dil-54, Carnival Queen-55, Diler Daku-57, Circus Queen-59 and Chini Jadugar-59. Well known Music expert and collector Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji has confirmed that it is none other than composer Mohd. Shafi only. In this name he gave music to 7 films and composed 48 songs.

During the Studio system and later on, few known MDs too availed of this trick to find a way out of the rules. For example, Snehal Bhatkar used different names to give music as long as he worked in HMV. C.Ramchandra used the name Annasaheb or P Ramakant when giving music to action/stunt films, Lata Mangeshkar gave music in the name of Anandghan, Hafiz Khan Mastana used the alias Gunjan and S D Batish used Nirmal Kumar. So, it is no wonder that while assisting Naushad for so many years, Mohd. Shafi used an alias for giving music to outside films.

The cast of the film Chini Jadugar consisted of Kamran, Krishnakumari,Shaikh, Habeeb,Vasantrao pehelwan, Ismail,Rajni, Moti (Dog), Ustad (Horse) and many others. Kamran was the Hero. Kamran khan Rizvi was a regular Stunt Hero and I used to enjoy his films. He started his film career with Baghi Sipahi-36, a film made by East India Film Co, Calcutta. A.R.Kardar was its Director. Later on Kamran came to Bombay, along with kardar, who was his Patron for quite some time.

Hero Kamran and Heroine Nazi was a popular combination of 12 stunt films, those days. Kamran worked in 52 films. In 1963, film Bachpan was being directed by Nazar Ahmed. He had some disputes with the Producer and he left the film midway. The Debutant Hero Salim ( father of actor Salman Khan) and Debutant Heroine Menaka ( Eldest sister of Daisy and Honey Irani…all daughters of Mrs. P.N. Irani, a greedy mother, who spoiled the childhood of her children for money) were in trouble. Kamran stepped in and completed the film by directing the balance part, without taking any money. During this period, he fell in love with Menaka and they got married. Her film career ended there only. They had one son and one daughter ( Actor, compere, Director Sajid Khan and famous Choreographer and Director Farah khan).

Kamran stopped getting Hero’s roles, as stunt films were not being made to that extent in the 70s and later period. He decided to become producer and Director. This proved to be his nemesis. He failed miserably,lost everything and became an alcoholic. He divorced Menaka, who worked as a Housekeeper in a 5 star hotel (Hotel Sea Rock) and he lived in his big flat in Versova with 2 children but no money. He died in 1985.

Kamran directed 11 films from Panch Ratan-65 to Ban Manush-80. His last film as an actor was Nastik-83.

In the cast there is the name of an actor, Shaikh. Sheikh was a Comedy actor in the 40s,50s and the 60s. He has acted in 170 films,as per Muvyz stats. He sang 10 songs in 7 films as per HFGK (Daulat ki duniya-47, Fifty Fifty-UR, Nakli Baap-49, Jiya Raja-49, Dushman-50, Hatimtai-56 and Naagmani-57).

He was essentially a B and C grade film comedian, so his name is not known to most people. Sanjeev Narvekar’s book, “Eena meena deeka” gives very little information about him. In his hey-days, he was popular in a class of people who were regulars of stunt,fantasy and action films. He was a fixture in almost all Wadia films. He was the main singer in the iconic qawali, “Humen to loot liya milke husn walon ne ‘ from the film Al Hilal-58. (It was the 5000th song on this Blog)

He had directed 2 films, Shahnaaz-48 and Mr.Toofan-63. He started his career in Hindi films with Pakke badmash-39. Before that he had acted in a Marathi film “Netaji Palkar-39″by Bhalji Pendharkar (info from CITWF). His last film was Aadamkhor-85. No information is available on his life anywhere.

Today’s song is a duet, sung by S.Balbir and Suhasini Kolhapure. She sang only 6 songs in 5 films like Sabse bada Rupiah-55, Shahi bazar-57, Chini Jadugar-59, Laalach-60 and Saaya-61., before disappearing without a trace.

With this song, film Chini Jadugar-59 makes a Debut on the Blog.


Song- Ye rut haseen ye raahen (Cheeni Jaadoogar)(1959)Singers- S Balbir, Suhasini Kolhapure, Lyricist- Akhtar Romani, MD- Shafi M. Nagari aka Mohd. Shafi
Both

Lyrics

hurr
haha

Ye rut haseen ye raahen

Ye rut haseen ye raahen
ye jawaan jawaan nigaahen
mehki hawaayen
behki fizaayen
dil kyun machal na jaaye
Ye rut haseen ye raahen

aankhon mein hai rang suhaane
honthon pe naye afsaane
ae kaash yahin thham jaayen
yoon pyaar ki ye mastaani
chhoote na saath
chhoote na haath
aao sapan ??yen
Ye rut haseen ye raahen

main phool agar ban jaaun
main bhanwra ban ke gaaun
ban jaaun agar main titli
main ban ke hawa lahraaun
aayi bahaar laayi qaraar
??yen
Ye rut haseen ye raahen

udte huye kaale baadal
lehraata hua ye aanchal
nazron mein anokhi masti
dil mein hai niraali halchal
jaage umang naache pawan
do dil jo muskuraayen
Ye rut haseen ye raahen
ye jawaan jawaan nigaahen
mehki hawaayen
behki fizaayen
dil kyun machal na jaaye
Ye rut haseen ye raahen


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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


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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)
————————————————
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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