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Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘joie de vivre’ Category


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“Banjaare” (1948), by now an obscure movie, was directed by Hiren Bose for Hiren Bose Productions, Calcutta. This movie had Baby Deepanjan, Banshree, Malwika, Pramod Chandra, Jeewanlal, Kamal Mishra, A Malik etc in it.

The movie had nine obscure songs in it according to HFGK. HFGK is silent about the singers of these songs.

Here is the first song from “Banjaare” (1948) to appear in the blog. The singer is not known as far as HFGK is concerned. The uploader has mentioned the singer as Savitri Ghosh, spelled as Sabitri Ghosh in Bangla style.

Zakir Hussain is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anupam Ghatak.

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

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

With this song, the movie “Banjaare” (1948) as well as the singer Savitri Ghosh make their respective debuts in the blog.


Song-Jhoom rahi masti mein ye phoolon ki daali (Banjaare)(1948) Singer-Savitri Ghosh, Lyrics-Zakir Hussain, MD-Anupam Ghatak

Lyrics

 

jhoom rahi..ee..ee
masti mein ye phoolon ki daali
jhoom rahi..ee..ee
masti mein ye phoolon ki daali
aayi hai..ae..ae
bahaar aaj zamaane mein niraali
aayi hai..ae..ae
bahaar aaj zamaane mein niraali

aabaad tha gulshan mere armaanon ka jis’se
aabaad tha gulshan mere armaanon ka jis’se
rutha huaa hai ae ae
wo hi baag ka maali
rutha huaa hai ae ae
wo hi baag ka maali

jis dil mein sabki shamaayen
jis dil mein sabki shamaayen
is id thhi raushan
ha..an
is id thhi raushan
ab isme..ae..ae
museebat ki
ghata chhai hai bhaari
ab isme..ae..ae
museebat ki
ghata chhai hai bhaari

ae dil e betaab usey yaad kiye jaa
jiske liye..ae..ae haalat ye
prabhu toone banaayi
jiske liye..ae..ae haalat ye
prabhu toone banaayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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झूम रही॰॰ई॰॰ई
मस्ती में ये फूलों की डाली
झूम रही॰॰ई॰॰ई
मस्ती में ये फूलों की डाली
आई है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
बहार आज जमाने में निराली
आई है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
बहार आज जमाने में निराली

आबाद था गुलशन मेरे अरमानों का जिससे
आबाद था गुलशन मेरे अरमानों का जिससे
रुठा हुआ है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
वो ही बाग का माली
रुठा हुआ है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
वो ही बाग का माली

जिस दिल में सबकी शमाएं
जिस दिल में सबकी शमाएं
इस ईद थी रोशन
हाँ
इस ईद थी रोशन
अब इसमें॰॰ऐं॰॰ऐं
मुसीबत की
घटा छाई है भारी
अब इसमें॰॰ऐं॰॰ऐं
मुसीबत की
घटा छाई है भारी

से दिल ए बेताब उसे याद किए जा
जिसके लिए॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ हालत ये
प्रभु तूने बनाई
जिसके लिए॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ हालत ये
प्रभु तूने बनाई


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“Deepak”(1951) was directed by Chandrashekhar for Ram Ganguly Productions, Bombay. this by now obscure movie had Prithviraj, Vijaylaxmi, Umesh Sharma, Arun Ganguly, Sajjan, Kamal Mehra, Shanti Madhok etc in it.

This movie had ten songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Deepak”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Uma Devi. Madhukar Rajasthani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ram Ganguly.

Only the audio of this song is available. Uma Devi had sung as many as five songs in this movie and so it appears that she had sung for the leading lady of this movie. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections wherever applicable in the lyrics.


Song-Dil ko bhaaya man ko bhaaya (Deepak)(1951) Singer-Uma Devi, Lyrics-Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-Ram Ganguly

Lyrics

dil ko bhaaya
dil ko bhaaya
man ko bhaaya
jeewan hai muskaaya aa
dil ko bhaaya
man ko bhaaya
jeewan hai muskaaya
pyaar bhara aa aa
pyaar bhara
ye pyaar bhara sansaar niraala
sab kuchh kho ke paaya
ye pyaar bhara sansaar niraala
sab kuchh kho ke paaya aa
dil ko bhaaya
dil ko bhaaya
man ko bhaya
jeewan hai muskaaya aa
dil ko bhaaya

man chaahe kho jaana isme
tod sabhi duniya ki rasmein
man chaahe kho jana ismein
tod sabhi duniya ki rasmein
is ghar ke deepak se
maine ujiyaara hai paaya
is ghar ke deepak se
maine ujiyaara hai paaya aa
dil ko bhaaya
dil ko bhaaya
man ko bhaaya aa
jeewan hai muskaaya aa
dil ko bhaaya

ye madhuban n n n n n
ye madhuban hai mere kaam ka
yahaan ka dukh bhi mere kaam ka
mere kaam ka
yahi hai nadiya naiya toofaan
maanjhi saahil chhaaya
yahi hai nadiya naiya toofaan
maanjhi saahil chhaaya aa
dil ko bhaaya
dil ko bhaaya
man ko bhaaya
jeewan hai muskaaya aa
dil ko bhaaya

waar ?? main laakhon is pe
bhagwan ko maanoon jeevan ??
waar ?? main laakhon is pe
bhagwan ko maanoon jeevan ??
main na jaaun yahaan se uthhke
kandhhe jaaye kaaya
main na jaaun yahaan se uthhke
kandhhe jaaye kaaya aa aa
dil ko bhaaya
dil ko bhaaya
man ko bhaaya
jivan hai muskaaya
dil ko bhaaya


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“Gauhar” (1953) was directed by F H Hasan for All Indian Pictures production, Bombay. The movie had Bina Rai, Rehman, Agha, Vijaylaxmi, Chaman Puri, Charlie, Cuckoo etc in it.

This movie had six songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Gauhar” (1953) to appear in the blog. This joyous “Saawan” song is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only the audio of this song is available. i request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song which sounds like a gem that has been forgotten with time.

With this wonderful song, Ghulam Mohammad completes 200 songs in the blog as a music director.


Song-Saawan mein yaad teri aaye jab piya(Gauhar)(1953) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad
Chorus

Lyrics

chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak

saawan mein yaad teri aaye jab piya
ho dekho ji
kaali ghata baras baras jaaye
ho jiya taras taras jaaye
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak

ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho
pi pi papiha boley
dil ko main thhaam loon ji
dil ko main thhaam loon
jab dil ko thhes lagey
saajan ka naam loon ji
saajan ka naam loon
kismat ne le ke khushi aaj gham diya
ho dekho ji kaali ghata baras baras jaaye
ho jiya taras taras jaye
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak

o o o o
o o o
barkha ka roop liye barse jawaaniyaan ji
barse jawaaniyaan
aati hai yaad mujhe bhooli kahaaniyaan ji
bhooli kahaaniyaan
gaata hai dard bhare geet ab jiya
ho dekho ji kaali ghata baras baras jaaye
ho jiya taras taras jaaye
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak

saawan mein yaad teri aaye jab piya
ho dekho ji kaali ghata baras baras jaaye
ho jiya taras taras jaaye
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak
chham chhama chham thumak thumak


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“Pratima”(1945) was directed by P Jairaj for Bombay Talkies, Bombay. The movie had Swarnlata, Dilip Kumar, Jyoti, Mumtaz Ali, Pithawala, Mukri, Zebunnissa, Shahnawaz etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Two songs from the movie has been covered in the blog.

Here is the third song from “Pratima”(1945) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Parul Ghosh. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Arun Kumar Mukherji.

Only the audio of this song is available. It is almost certain that this joie de vivre romantic song was picturised on Swarnlata.

The lyrics uses words that are quite poetic (in the sense of Hindi poetry) and quite a few words in the lyrics are uncommon for standard HFM songs. I have not been able to get a few words right. I request our readers with better ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Chaand uga re mere man ke gagan mein (Pratima)(1945) Singer-Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-Narendra Sharma, MD-Arun Kumar Mukherji

Lyrics

Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re
mere man ke gagan mein
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re
moorat kisi ki
sama gayi re
moorat kisi ki
sama gayi nayan mein
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re

palkon ki chilman mein chitwan lajeeli
palkon ki chilman mein chitwan lajeeli
dekh rahi sapnon ki duniya rangeeli
dekh rahi sapnon ki duniya rangeeli
phoolon ke ?? dil ke chaman mein
phoolon ke ?? dil ke chaman mein
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re
mere man ke gagan mein
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re

tan mein ubhaar
tan mein ubhaar naya
man mein khumaar naya
tan mein ubhaar naya
man mein khumaar naya
chhup chhup ke chupke se
chhup chhup ke chupke se
jeewan mein pyaar aaya
pyaar aaya re
pyaar aaya re
pyaar aaya re
pyaar aaya re
bahti bayaar jaise phoolon ke van mein
bahti bayaar jaise phoolon ke van mein
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re
mere man ke gagan mein
Chaand uga re
Chaand uga re


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“Do Dulhe” (1955) was directed by K J Mahadevan for United Film Art, Bombay in collaboration with Gemini Pictures. The movie had Sajjan, Shyama, Lalita Pawar, Vanjana, David Abraham, Agha, Achla Sachdev, Kanhaiyalal, B. M. Vyas, Ishwarlal , Suryakantam, G V Sharma, Venkat, H Krishnamurty, L R Mudaliyar, Vijay Rao, Indravadan Mehta, Deshraj Sukeshini, Kaushal, Jaya etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it according to HFGK. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by B S Kalla.

The joie de vivre epression of love song is picturised on Vanaja and a gentleman whom I am unable to identify. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify him.


Song-Chadhoongi adaalat karaaoongi jurmaana (Do Dulhe)(1955) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-B S Kalla

Lyrics

karoongi adaalat karaaungi jurmaana
loongi nazraana balam
o o loongi nazraana balam
loota hai toone mere dil ka khazaana
haay maine na jaana balam
o o o
maine na jaana balam

khaayi thhi jisne
ek din mujhse
maar tamaatar ki ee
maar tamaatar ki
aaj wo hi ban baitha hai baalam
baat muqaddar ki ee ee
gin gin ke maaroongi
gin gin ke maaroongi
teer nazar ke
phir bhaag na jaana balam
o o o
bhaag na jaana balam

pyaar se dekha baalam ne
to ho gaye gaal gulaabi
ho ho ho
ho gaye gaal gulaabi
jhoom rahe hain donon ke naina
jaise hazaar sharaabi ee ee
main hoon teri laila pyaari
tu hai mera deewaana balam
o o o
mera deewaana balam
chadhoongi adalat karaaungi jurmaana
loongi nazrana balam
o o o loongi nazraana balam


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Today (15 august 2017) is the 71st Independence day of India.

This is the tenth independence day for the blog. In addition, we have also had nine republic days. We have discussed a few patriotic songs on all these 17 national days. So one can imagine the number of patriotic songs that we have covered in the blog so far. The count of patriotic songs in the blog shows 106 songs as of now !

While discussing songs from movies, we sometimes come across special songs that are suitable songs for special occasions. Same was the case with this song from “Samundar” (1957). In my bid to cover all the eight songs from the movie, seven songs have been covered. The eighth song was deferred to be covered on Indepence day because it is suitable song for such an occasion.

“Samundar” (1957) was produced and directed by Premnath for Premnath Films. The movie was an all family affair. Premnath, Bina Rai (his wife), Rajendranath (his brother) figured in the movie. Others in the cast were Nishi, Tuntun, Anmol Krishan, Ram Avtar, Ullas, Heeralal, Sundar, Ridkoo, Paul Sharma, Rajan Kapoor, Habeeb, Azeem, Mahesh, Manohar, Niranjan etc.

Here is this eighth and final song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt, Rafi and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

The song is picturised as a “ship” song populated by seafaring sailors led by Premnath. Premnath sings in Rafi’s voice. I am unable to identify the person who lip syncs in Geeta Dutt’s voice. In any case, Geeta Dutt’s voice is mainly heard alongwith the chorus in this song.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keen ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

With this song, “Samundar”(1957) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Independence day.

Video


Audio

Song-Gaao re gaao re khushiyon ka taraana (Samundar)(1957) Singers-Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan
Chorus
Geeta Dutt + Chorus
Rafi + Chorus

Lyrics

hoy
hoy
yeah
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho
haa haa ha haa
ha ha ha ha
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho
haa haa ha haa
ha ha ha ha

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
gaao re gaao re
gaao re khushiyon ka taraana
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi
jhoomke aayi aazaadi
door nahin wo din jab hogi
hari bhari ik ik waadi
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi

hoy hoy

apne sitam ka aap nishaana
dekho wo saiyyaad hua
dekho wo saiyyaad hua
ujad gaya thha jo gulshan
wo phir se hai aabaad hua
phir se hai aabaad hua
apni basti chaand huyi hai
gair ke ghar mein barbaadi
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi
gaao re gaao re
gaao re khushiyon ka taraana
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi

hoy

apni dharti par na honge
begaanon ke dere
begaanon ke dere
naam na lenge kadam badhaane
ka ab chor lutere
ka ab chor lutere
lehar lehar ban jaayegi saagar
desh ki saari aabaadi
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi
gaao re gaao re
gaao re khushiyon ka taraana
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi

hoy hoy

aao maathe lahu lagaakar
aaj ye kha len kasmen
aaj ye kha le kasmen
aaj se phir hum kabhi na
honge
kisi gair ke bas mein
kisi gair ke bas mein
jeete jee na
chheen sakega
koi hamari aazaadi
jhoom ke aayi aazaadi
gaao re gaao re
gaao re khushiyon ka taraana
jhoomke aayi aazaadi
jhoomke aayi aazadi
aaa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
a aaa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa


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“Biwi”(1950) was directec by Kishore Sharma for Paristan Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Veena, Madhuri, Naasser, Pran, Ram Lal, Murad, Gulnaar, Anjaam, Shabnam, Sheila Verman etc in it.

The movie had 13 songs in it that were composed by Sharma Jee (aka Khayyaam) and Aziz Hindi. Khayyaam’s name figures as music director for four of these songs.

Here is the second song from “Biwi” (1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. HFGK is silent about the lyrics but the YT uploader of this song mentions Nazim Panipati as the lyricist. Khayyaam is the music director.

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


Song-Mere man ke aangan chaand chamka (Biwi)(1950) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Khayyaam

Lyrics

mere man ke aangan chaand chamka
aaha ji chaand chamka
beet gaya hai zamaana
dekho dekho ji aaj mere gham ka
aaha ji chaand chamka
mere man ke aangan chaand chamka
aaha ji chaand chamka
beet gaya hai zamaana
dekho dekho ji aaj mere gham ka
aaha ji chaand chamka

meri phheeki phheeki ee ee
meri phheeki phheeki ratiyon mein
meethhe meethhe sapne samaane lage
meri bheegi bheegi aankhiyon ko
khushiyon ke geet sunaane lage
ho o ho o
meri phheeki phheeki ee ee
meri phheeki phheeki ratiyon mein
meethhe meethhe sapne samaane lage
meri bheegi bheegi aankhiyon ko
khushiyon ke geet sunaane lage
ho o ho o
main to kahoongi thhaam ke haath ji apne balam ka
beet gaya hai zamaana dekho dekho ji aaj mere gham ka
aaha ji chaand chamka

dekho dekho jee ee ee
dekho dekho ji
hamaare ghar naya naya naya mehmaan aayega
mehmaan aayega
naya naya mehmaan laakhon naye naye naye armaan laayega
armaan laayega
aaya aaya hai zamaana
aaha aaha ji aaha ji chham chham ka
beet gaya hai zamaana
dekho dekho ji aaj mere gham ka
aaha ji chaand chamka

meri sooni sooni bagiya mein phool khilenge
phool khilenge
jise dhoondh dhoondh thhaki thhi
wo mujhe aan milenge
ji mujhe aan milenge
ho o ho o
meri sooni sooni bagiya mein phool khilenge
phool khilenge
jise dhoondh dhoondh thhaki thhi
wo mujhe aan milenge
ji mujhe aan milenge
ho o ho o
phir jaagega sitaara aur banega sahaara mere dam ka
beet gaya hai zamaana dekho dekho ji aaj mere gham ka
aaha ji chaand chamka
mere man ke aangan chaand chamka
aaha ji chaand chamka
beet gaya hai zamaana dekho dekho ji aaj mere gham ka
aaha ji chaand chamka


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

During the last two years or so, I have been working on a major exercise of presenting rare songs from films released in the 1940s on the Blog. In the process, I became aware of some of the productions houses (called banners), producers, directors, actors, singers, lyricists and music directors etc that were unknown to me earlier. One of the little known banners which I came to know about during the last few months was Sunrise Pictures. But I had no idea about the owner/s of this banner.

A notable feature of Sunrise Pictures was that they produced on an average 2-3 film per year during 1940s. The films under this banner were mostly directed by V M Vyas. In most of the films produced under this banner, the lead actors would be the top stars of that time. With this kind of background, I thought that the owner of Sunrise Pictures must be a wealthy man – a film financier/distributor who has now turned producer. But as I came to know later, it was not so.

The owner of Sunrise Pictures was none other than V M Vyas who had directed most of his films. I was surprised to know that V M Vyas did not have any filmy connection nor was he a wealthy man. He did not have any godfather in the film industry. His was one of those rags-to-riches stories who made a place for themselves in the Hindi film industry by hard work despite having some weak points. He had a very peculiar personality. He was a lean and fragile looking man. His friends – both personal and filmy – used to feel that he was half crank if not full. And above all, he was miser to the core. Let me unfold his interesting but inspiring life story.

Vishnukumar Maganlal Vyas (4/10/1905 -24/01/1962) was born in Ahmedabad. He did his schooling in Native High School Ahmadabad. During his schooling days, he did all sorts of odd jobs. After completion of schooling, he started working as a tabla-player and singer during the screening of silent films in theatres. Later on, he decided to become a photographer. His photography work was not generating enough money in Ahmedabad. Through his friends working with M/S J K Pathak & Co, machinery dealers in Ahmedabad, he got a job in their Bombay (Mumbai) Office which was located opposite Majestic Cinema. So the young V M Vyas commenced his journey to Mumbai some time in 1925.

Every day, V M Vyas used to see from the balcony of his office, the week-end crowd of filmgoers coming out from Majestic cinema. Perhaps, he was day dreaming that one day a much bigger crowd would come to see his films. But for his friends, V M Vyas was nothing less than half-crank. He soon managed to get a billet in terms of a job as an Assistant to Bhogilal Dave, the boss of Sharda Film Company. Here, he clandestinely learnt the film camera operation.

Soon V M Vyas left Saroj Films and joined Kohinoor Film Company as Cameraman. He was the Cinematographer for the silent movies like ‘Ulfat-e-Mohammed’ (1929), ‘Roaring Lion’ (1929), “Punya Prabhav’ (1929) and ‘Lutaru Lalna’ (1929). He was promoted to direct Kohinoor’s silent movie ‘Dukhiyari’ (1930).

With the coming of talkies in 1931, V M Vyas turned producer with setting up his own banner, Kumar Movietone. His first film under this banner was ‘Saubhagya Laxmi’ (1934) which he himself directed. He produced about 10 more films under this banner some of which were box office success some were not. When some of his pictures failed at the box office, he had problems with his financiers. So he was kept out of his own banner, Kumar Movietone.

But V M Vyas was not a man who would easily concede defeat. He formed another banner called Prince Movietone. Under this banner he produced and directed some films which were not well received at the box office. He soon found himself on a financial crunch. To come out of it, he joined Tarun Pictures and took some directorial assignments. It was a period of transition for him to evaluate himself as to what went wrong with his business strategies. As a director, films which brought him once again into the focus was ‘Kanyadaan’ (1940), ‘Niraali Duniya’ (1940) and ‘Prabhat’ (1941) which did well at the box office.

With his directorial successes, V M Vyas got bitten by bug of producing films in his third attempt. He formed his new banner called ‘Sunrise Pictures’. The first film under this banner, ‘Ghar Ki Laaj’ (1941), directed by him was completed in less than six weeks. The film became a box office hit. With this film, V M Vyas had a long and a successful filmy career as producer and director under his new banner.

With the success of ‘Ghar Ki Laaj’ (1943), V M Vyas became a pioneering film maker with social themes. Some of the reviews of his films which I have read in ‘Filmindia’ magazines indicate that his success formula was based on poor-rich conflicts. In such films, hero is shown as poor who loves a rich girl. And sometime, it is vice-versa. Baburao Patel, the editor of ‘Filmindia’ called V M Vyas’s films as ‘Vyas-Dave concotion’. Mohanlal Dave was a story, screen-play and dialogue writer in almost all the films produced and directed by V M Vyas who was associated with him since his days in Kohinoor Movietone. Mohanlal Dave always got the prominent place as M G Dave, the story writer in the advertisement of all the films.

Under Sunrise Pictures, V M Vyas produced and directed around 20 films out of which as many as 12 films were silver jubilee hits. He capitalised this factor for financing his films. He always used financiers/distributors’ money to produce the films. According to Manto, V M Vyas’s strategy was to sign only those actors whose current films have become box office success. While making his film ‘Naukar’ (1943), he signed Shobhna Samarth, Chandra Mohan and Nur Jahan who were in demand due to the box office successes of their respective films. With thse names, the financiers and distributors would come running to him to finance and distribute the films.

Normally, V M Vyas would direct his own films. But in case of ‘Naukar’ (1943), he signed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi as director knowing that he had developed a crush for Noor Jahan while directing her in ‘Khandaan’ (1942). Actually, at the time of planning ‘Naukar’ (1943), they were not on talking term. When they patched up, more monetary demands were made by both of them which V M Vyas successfully thwarted. The film failed at the box office but after the completion of the film, Noor Jahan and Shaukat Hussain Rizvi got married.

V M Vyas was known for not only about his cranky behaviour, he was also known to be miser to the core. During the shooting, he would advise his actors to rehearse well before the actual shot because he would like to complete the shot in a single take to save cost on raw film stocks and also to save time. Even the lighting on the sets would be low while taking the shot as this would save cost. Being a cinematographer himself, he knew the technique of taking shots in low light.

V M Vyas was a Vaishnavist Brahmin and as such he would offer simple vegetarian lunch to his actors and technicians during the lunch break. For additional items and for non-vegetarian, actors were required to bear the cost on their own account. And this was applicable even to the stars like Noor Jahan, Veena, Nazir, Chandra Mohan, Yakub, Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Premnath etc.

During his talkie filmy career, V M Vyas had produced/directed around 40 Hindi films. Some of his notable films were ‘Prabhat’ (1941), ‘Ghar Ki Laaj’ (1941), ‘Ghar Sansar’ (1942), ’Apna Ghar’ (1942) ‘Maa Baap’ (1944), ‘Ghar’ (1945), ‘Dhanwaan’ (1946). ‘Pyaar’ (1950). ‘Sanskaar’ (1952), ‘Ghar Sansaar’ (1958), ‘Ghar Ki Laaj’ (1960), ‘Maa Baap’ (1960). ‘Apsara’ (1961) was his last Hindi film which he directed. From 1958 onward, V M Vyas did not produce any films under his banner but took directorial assignments.

V M Vyas was also involved with Gujarati films. His first Gujarati film was ‘Raanakdevi’ (1946) in which he introduced Nirupa Roy. In all, he directed 12 Gujarati films which included ‘Bhaabi Na Het’ (1948), ‘Guniyal Gujaraatan’ (1949) and ‘Naag Devata’ (1955) etc. His last Gujarati film was ‘Narsaiya Ni Hundi’ (1961).

At the time of making his second film ‘Maalan’ (1942) under ‘Sunrise Pictures’, he was the owner of at least 10 buildings in Mumbai city. Being a man of simple habit and thrift, he had saved a lot of money. When the life had become good for V M Vyas to relax and enjoy the fruits of his hard work, an Income Tax raid in his house sometime in 1961 shocked him to such an extent that he was hospitalised. He never recovered from the shock and left this world on January 24, 1962.

V M Vyas produced and directed “Maalan’ (1942), his second film under the banner of Sunrise Pictures. The star cast included Shanta Hublikar, Balwant Singh, Ratan Bai, Jagdish Sethi, Mirza Musharaf, Kalyani Bai, But Kashar, Alaknanda etc.

The film had 9 songs, all written by Ehsan Rizvi which were set to music by Shyam Babu Pathak. I am presenting the first song ‘haan saajan aaye shobhe rain sukh chhaaye’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by Ratan Bai. Since the name of Ratan Bai appears in the cast, it is apparent that she sang the song for herself in the film.

I like this song for having a poignant touch on a happy occasion. And because of this attribute, I remember a song of similar mood tum aaye to aaya mujhe yaad gali mein aaj chaand nikla which is also my favourite. How aptly the lyricists have used metaphors of ‘Deewaali’ and ‘Chaand’ respectively for the arrival of beloved/husband.

With this song, the film ‘Maalan’ (1942) makes its debut in the Blog.

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Sources of information for the article:

1. The relevant information on Sunrise Films and V M Vyas gathered from the various issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazines of 1937-49 including a short write-up on V M Vyas which appeared in December 1941 issue.

2. Sadat Hasan Manto’s book ‘Stars from another sky’ (2014) – Chapter on ‘Noor Jahan’ in which the author discusses the making of V M Vyas’s film ‘Naukar’ (1943).

3. I am grateful to Harish Raghuwanshi ji, the film historian who provided me with a copy of his article on V M Vyas written in Gujarati andpublished on April 24, 2009. His article enabled me to provide some missing links to the filmy career of V M Vyas.


Song-Haan saajan aaye (Maalan)(1942) Singer-Ratan Bai, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-Shyam Babu Pathak

Lyrics

haan saajan aaye..e
ae
haan saajan aaye..e ae
sohe rain sukh chhaaye
deewaali aaj aayi
deewaali aaj aayi
aashaaon ne deep jalaaye
aashaaon ne deep jalaaye
haan saajan aaye..e
ae
haan saajan aaye..e
sohe rain
sukh chhaaye
deewaali aaj aayi
deewaali aaj aayi

man darpan hai ab ujiyaara
man darpan hai ab ujiyaara
preetam bin kyaa roop hamaara
preetam bin kyaa roop hamaara
haan preetam jeewan laaye
haan preetam jeewan laaye
shobhe rain
sukh chhaaye
deewaali aaj aayi
deewaali aaj aayi

roothhe huye ko main ghar laayi
roothhe huye ko main ghar laayi
man ki jeet huyi hai aaj
man ki jeet huyi hai aaj
haan aaye
saajan aaye..e ae
haan
aaye saajan aaye..e
sohe rain
sukh chhaaye
deewaali aaj aayi
deewaali aaj aayi
haan saajan aaye..e
ae
haan saajan aaye..e
sohe rain
sukh chhaaye
deewaali aaj aayi
deewaali aaj aayi


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“Maan”(1954) was produced by Rajendra Jain and directed by Safdar Aah Sitapuri for Filmkaar Limited, Bombay. This cosume drama had Chitra, Ajit, Jageerdaar, Kumar, Achla Sachdev, Yashodhara Katju, Kamlesh Kumari, Chandabai, Durga Khote etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the seventh song from “Maan”(1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Kaif Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this joie de vivre genre of song


Song-O o o o phaili hai khabar (Maan)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kaif Bhopali, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

o o o o
phaili hai khabar
phaili hai khabar
aaj ye phoolon ki zubaani
aayi hai jawaani
sakhi aayi hai jawaani ee
o o o o
phaili hai khabar
phaili hai khabar
aaj ye phoolon ki zubaani
aayi hai jawaani
sakhi aayi hai jawaani ee
o o o o
phaili hai khabar

maaloom nahin
kiski ye dhun aath pahar hai
maaloom nahin
maaloom nahin
kiski ye dhun aath pahar hai
aahat pe nazar hai
har ek aahat pe nazar hai
aahat pe nazar hai
har ek aahat pe nazar hai
dil bhi hai deewaanaa
meri aankhen bhi deewaani
dil bhi hai deewaanaa
meri aankhen bhi deewaani
meri aankhen bhi deewaani
o o o o
phaili hai khabar
phaili hai khabar
aaj ye phoolon ki zubaani
aayi hai jawaani
sakhi aayi hai jawaani ee
o o o o
phaili hai khabar

milte hi nazar unse mere ae ae ae ae
mere dil ka dhadaknaa
o mere dil ka dhadaknaa
aankhon ka jhapaknaa
meri aankho ka jhapaknaa
maaloom na ho jaaye kisi ko ye kahaani ee
kisi ko ye kahaani
o kisi ko ye kahaani ee
o o o phaili hai khabar
phaili hai khabar
aaj ye phoolon ki zubaani
aayi hai jawaani
sakhi aayi hai jawaani ee
o o o o
phaili hai khabar


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“Maine Jeena Seekh Liya”(1959) was directed by Satish Nigam for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Ameeta, Ravindra Kapoor, Durga Khote, P Kailash, Badri Prasad, Agha, Sabita Chatterji, Lata, Suresh Kumar, Murad, Noorjahaan, Narbada Shankar, Tiger (the dog), Munshi Khanzar etc in it.
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