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Today’s song is from a film which hardly anyone knows. The name was unknown, the director was unknown and the 3 Music Directors who composed 8 songs by two lyricists, did not become famous. The film is Bedard-1949. It was directed by B.N.Chouhan, who is credited with two more films for direction, namely Ret mahal-49 and Jungle ki Duniya-59.

There were 3 Music Directorss – Ramprasad Sharma, B.N.Bali and Mohd. Shafi. In the HFGK, out of 8 songs of the film only 2 are credited to Ramprasad. Other songs are uncredited. Luckily, today’s song is credited to Ramprasad Sharma.

Film Industry is one industry which grew very fast. Firstly, there was no competition (except from AIR for entertainment) and secondly, joining this industry needed no special qualifications. Moreover, from the beginning, the ROI (Returns On the Investment) ratio was quite high, once you took care of few parameters like, good actors, good songs and a mix of Romance and Comedy !

Thousands of aspirants, the Good looking, the Bad looking and the Ugly looking rushed to Bombay, Lahore and Calcutta to try their luck. Tawaifs and stage artists had an easy entry, so was for the Handsome and Muscular bodied males.

The studio system took care of grooming its employees. Most people were hired without any specific job description. When needed, the script writer or the Lyricist had to act in the film, and Choreographer-Dance Master in those days-had to take up Direction- if needed. Artists graduated from menial jobs to important positions. That is how Choreographer Guru Dutt became a Director and a Hero, Lyricist and writer J.S.Casshyap became actor/singer, or Amiya Chakrawarty became famous Director from being the Canteen Manager in Bombay Talkies, Ashok kumar became Hero from being a Technician in Camera Department and an Extra working as one of the 40 thieves in ” Alibaba and 40 Thieves”-1929, became the Movie Mughal, Director Mehboob Khan.

Those times were different. Industry needed people in all departments. Heads of Studios were like expert jewellers. They knew how to nurture talents. Successful strugglers had empathy towards existing strugglers and gave them an opportunity to showcase their skills. Studios got the right people for the right jobs. Real Talents survived, rest disappeared.

There were many One timers, who acted in only 1-2 films, directed just 1 film, produced 1 movie, sung only a few songs or gave music to only 1 or 2 films. Luck also played an important role. Artistes seeking opportunities in Music Departments like singing and composing were many. Most got chances, few prospered.

But it is important to note that every ‘One timer’ was contributing towards Industry’s growth. Like every drop makes an ocean, these one timers or short distance runners also gave their might to the industry. Those who disappeared after a short performance remained alive through their contribution on record. Hundreds of aspirants came to become Music Directors, only few made the grade, survived and the rest simply vanished. These short time passengers or composers had their time of glory too. Their songs were cherished but their names were forgotten.

Before I proceed further, can you tell me what is the common link in the following names ?

Pyarelal-Ganesh-Naresh-Mahesh-Anand-Gorakh.

They are all brothers and sons of Pandit RAMPRASAD SHARMA. He was a Music Director.
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Pt. Ramprasad Sharma, born in 1900, belonged to Gorakhpur in the United provinces (today’s U.P.). Seeing his love for music, he was brought to Bharatpur State by the king’s bandmaster. He played Trumpet here, then played in Agra Military Band and ended up joining a Circus as a Band Master himself. He toured Delhi, Lahore and Calcutta ,where he settled for some time. He married a local Post Master’s daughter and also worked for Columbia and New Theatres. By now he was an expert in 10 instruments and knew all Ragas.

He came to Bombay in 1938 and played in many studios. His first film as MD was Nayi Baat-1947, then Taqdeerwale-48, Shakti-48, Bedard-49, Banu- 49, Anyay-49, Dolti Naiyya-50 and finally Magic Carpet-64.

His knowledge of Music was so deep that many Composers like Kalyan ji, Roshan, Uttamsingh, Hridaynath Mangeshkar etc came to him to learn notations in which he was a Master. Probably, having played as a Band Master helped him. Those days, very few musicians knew how to write music in Notations. This art was carried further by his another son Ganesh.

Despite his knowledge of music, he failed as a composer himself and worked/played for other Music Directors like Naushad, K. Dutta, C. Ramchandra etc. His trumpet playing in the famous song of Rafi ” Suhani raat dhal chuki” (film Dulari-1949) is unforgettable.

Pt. Ramprasad will be remembered by many composers as their teacher. Though his music was melodious and good, his Luck was not so good.

His 2 sons Pyarelal and Ganesh became famous composers.

Pt.Ramprasad died on 22-8-1995 at Mumbai.

The cast of the film was Majnu, Sudha Rao, Shanta kunwar, Ameenabai, Abu Bakar etc.etc. Majnu (real name Harold Lewis) came to Bombay after Partition. Bedard-49 was among the few films in which he was the Hero. A Punjabi Christian, he was born on 2-11-1913. He was the childhood friend of Roop K.Shorey. When Shorey wanted to make his second film, he chose Harold as a Hero. Majnu was introduced as a leading man opposite Shyama Zutshi by producer/director Roop K. Shorey in film Majnu (1935) — a musical comedy satirizing the old story of Laila Majnu, produced, directed and shot in Lahore with Ghulam Haider as music director. With daring motorbike stunts and special effects, audiences were thrilled at the sight of Majnu trapped on the railway tracks by the villain.

The film was a success and R. K. Shorey repeated Majnu as the leading man in his next film, Tarzan ki Beti (1938). Tarzan Ki Beti was hailed as the best jungle picture ever produced in India at the time. Filmed in the snowy Himalayas, the film topped its predecessor in its action sequences and placed Punjab on the entertainment map of India and the world.

He appeared in almost all of Shorey’s films. He was also doing films with other producers. In 1942 he did a double role in Nishani and in 1943 he directed his first film Paapi. Shorey also gave him a film Badnami-1946 for direction and it was here that Majnu met I.S.Johar who wrote the story and Dialogues of Badnami.

Majnu paired with I.S.Johar in EK THI LADKI-1949,the debut film of Johar, as an actor. Later they made a comedy pair in 10 films, including the hit HUM SAB CHOR HAIN-1956. His last film with Johar was Akalmand-66.

Majnu acted in 77 films. His first film was Majnu-35 and his much delayed and released last film was Shri Krishna Bhakti-73.
Majnu directed 8 films including,Paapi-43, Badnami-46, Son of Alibaba-55, Tatar ka chor-55, Malika-56, Basre ki Hoor-56, Baghi sardar-56, and his last film – Chandu-58.

Harold Lewis aka Majnu died on 26-3-1974.

The year 1949 was the beginning of the “Golden Era” of HFM. Let us take a quick look at some nteresting movies this year.

In the film Aiye, Mubarak Begum debuted as a singer.

Pushpa Hans debuted as an actress and a singer in the film Apna Desh.

Barsat introduced Shankar-Jaikishen and Shailendra.

Bhedi Bungla was the first Horror film by Master Bhagwan.

Chandni Raat- Lata sang her first song for Naushad.

Ek Teri Nishani was the last released film of Pt.Amarnath.

Ek thi ladki saw the debut of I.S.Johar as an actor. The song ‘ Lara Lappa’ made Meena Shorey immortal as the ‘Lara Lappa’ girl.

Darogaji had all 12 songs sung by Geeta Roy.

Dillagi- evergreen song ‘ Main tera chand tu meri chandni’.

Dulari- ‘Suhani Raat dhal chuki’ Rafi’s famous song.

Girls school- Debut of actress krishna Kumari

Kaneez – last film of Ghulam Haider in India.

Lahore – Shyamsundar excels in music.

Last message – Debut of Sudha Malhotra and Johnny Walker(uncredited)

Mahal – Film that made Lata famous. Khemchand Prakash died before the film released.

Main Abla Nahin Hoon – Shanta Apte tries at Music Direction.

Namoona – First solo song of Lata for C.Ramchandra.

Neki aur Badi – Debut of Roshan as MD.

Patanga – All songs Hits. ‘Mere piya gaye Rangoon’ becomes an iconic song.

Rangila Rajasthan – Poet Bharat Vyas tries to become MD.

Rimjhim – Mohana Cabral sings her only Hindi song.

Samapti – Talat Mehmood’s last film in Calcutta.

Some more noteworthy films were Shair, Manzoor, Naach, Parda, Jeet, Kinara, Laadli,Andaz, Badi Bahen,Duniya, etc etc. Compettition of Naushad (3 Hits out of 4 films) and C.Ramchandra (1 Hit out of 9 films) was won this year hands down by Naushad ! Geeta Bali worked in 9 films and Suraiya in 11 films. All in all, the biggest beneficiary was the Indian HFM lovers. The next few years provided enough good music to last a lifetime !

Today’s song, sung by Lalita Deulkar is an excellent one, composed by Ram Prasad Sharma. Enjoy…
With this song, film Bedard-49 makes its Debut on the Blog.


Song –Kya sach hai qasam woh bhulaane lage hain (Bedard)(1949) Singer- Lalita Deolkar, Lyricist – Abdul Gaffar Badar, MD – Ram Prasad

Lyrics

kya sach hai kasam wo bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain
kya sach hai kasam wo bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain

kasam wo jo haathhon ko haathhon mein lekar
mujhe waasta apni ulfat ka de kar
nibhaane ka waada bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain
kya sach hai kasam wo bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain

kasam wo jo aankhon ko aankhon mein daale
kasam wo jo aankhon ko aankhon mein daale
ye kahte thhe rah rah ke apna bana le
ye kahte thhe rah rah ke apna bana le
mujhe mere saathhi mitaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain
kya sach hai kasam wo bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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Today 5th January’2021 is the thirty-nineth ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ of music director C. Ramchandra (12.01.1918 – 05.01.1982) also known by the names of Anna Saheb and Chitalkar.

On this occasion here is song composed by him from the 1948 movie ‘Jalan’.

One song of ‘Jalan-1948’ have been posted on the blog on. Today’s song was noted by me more than six years back now. I had noted two songs then, the earlier posted one (which missed from my score 😊) and the today’s song. I like both the songs and particularly the today’s song. I think this one has been a forgotten gem.

Today’s song is also sung by Lalita Deulkar.

‘Jalan-1948’ was directed by Bhagwan for ‘Chandni Chitra, Bombay’. It was a ‘stunt movie’. It had Baburao, Bhagwan, Vasant Rao, Azim Bhai, Kanti Lal Ratan, Deepak, Deepak, Balaram, Yashwant, Mirajkar, Usha Shukla, Gaffar, Chanchala, Prema Lokre, Haresh Palav and others.

This movie had six songs written by Ehsan Rizvi and composed by Anna Saheb (or C. Ramchandra).
HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) lists the songs as under;

S.No. Song Title Singers Posted On
01 Aaj basaa nain mere pyaar nayaa Gandhari, Chitalkar, chorus
02 Bataa do bataa do koi Lalita Deulkar 14.11.2016
03 Neer bhare morey nain sajanwa Lalita Deulkar
04 Jawaani hoti hai gaarat muhabbat aajmaane mein Chitalkar
05 Nazar mili tum bhi miley, ham bhi miley Lalita Deulkar, Chitalkar
06 Zaraa mere dil se poochho, mere dil ka afsaana Lalita Deulkar

Though I have not listened the other four songs from this movie, I am sure that they also must be good compositions, particularly when the music is by C. Ramchandra.

Let us now enjoy today’s song…


Song-Zara mere dil se poochho mere dil ka afsaana (Jalan)(1948) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

udi aankh se neendein lekin
Tumne kuchh na jaana
Udi aankh se neendein lekin
Tumne kuchh na jaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

Din to katen yaad mein lekin
Katen na lambi raaten aen aen aen aen
Din to katen yaad mein lekin
Katen na lambi raaten
Hansi hamaare honthon par hain
Nainon mein barsaatein
Hansi hamaare honthon par hain
Nainon mein barsaatein
Main na jaanoon samjhaana
Aur tum na jaano samajhna
Main na jaanoon samjhaana
Aur tum na jaano samajhna
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

Preet ki reet na jaane koyi
Kya keh kar samjhaaun un un un un un
Preet ki reet na jaane koyi
Kya keh kar samjhaaun
Dil tode jhankaar na samjhe
Kaisa geet sunaaun
Dil tode jhankaar na samjhe
Kaisa geet sunaaun
Yahi soch kar sharmaaun main
Kaise bhed bataana
Yahi soch kar sharmaaun main
Kaise bhed bataana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana


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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Today’s song is from the film Nav Jeevan-1939. It was a film made by Bombay Talkies, one of the heavyweight film making companies of those times. Bombay Talkies and Prabhat Film company of Poona were the companies that tackled offbeat and social reform issues through their films. They generally, combined social work with entertainment successfully and therefore their films became popular.

The owners of Bombay Talkies, Himanshu Roy and Devika Rani were Bengali. The company, no doubt, helped and gave opportunities to many capable Bangla artistes in different fields of film making, like cinematography, direction, acting etc. However, they were also known to recognise talents and offered opportunities to right persons irrespective of language, caste or religion – Bangla or non Bangla. Both the owners were foreign educated and Himanshu Roy had been in Germany to make films. Very few people know that his first wife was a German lady !

The couple had a soft corner for Germans because of their personal experiences. This was evident from the fact that Bombay Talkies had employed a team of German Technicians and other specialists like Director, Cinematographer etc. In the early stages of Bombay Talkies, from 1935 to 1939, almost all their films were directed by Franz Osten – a German.

Germany had a very good name in India during the olden days i.e. during the early part of the last century. I remember, my Grandfather ( who expired in 1975 at the age of 91 years) always praising Germany for so many things. In India, all things German were considered the Best- even better than the Vilayati or the British things !

Very few people know that Indian Cinema had a little known connection with the rise of Hitler in Germany in 1932-33. A group of men engaged in Cinema in Germany, flocked to India in the 30’s and played a vital role in Indian Cinema and the arts of that times. After Hitler took over Germany in 1933, the German Cine Studio’s glory days were over and they were turned into Nazi Propaganda Machines !

It was at this time that several of its men ( mostly persecuted Jews) left the studio and some arrived in India, and contributed to Indian cinema’s formative years.

The foremost among them is Frantz Osten, a German whom Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani met at the USA when they went to train there (they worked with Lang and Marlene Dietrich). Osten had already been directing films for the couple since 1925, when he made Light of Asia for them from Germany.

In 1934, he came to India and the next year, after Rai founded Bombay Talkies ‘the legendary film studio in Malad that now lies in ruins,’ Osten directed its first film.

He went on to direct the famous Devika Rani-Ashok Kumar starrer, Achhyut Kanya, without much knowledge of Hindi. The film, which featured the song “Main ban ke chiriya”, was shot by Cinematographer Joseph Wirsching; the sets were designed by Karl von Spreti, the laboratory was headed by Zolle, and the sound recordist was Len Heartley. This was Osten’s team of USA ex-members who worked for Rai’s state-of-the-art studio.

Osten and his fellow Germans directed 16 films for Rai. It was a remarkable feat for people who knew little Hindi mistaking the word “bulbul” once, for a pair of bulls.

“It’s not clear if they had anything to do with the Nazi ideology, either way,” said film historian Amrit Gangar.

“If they did, it did not show in their films. But there were two other people who almost certainly migrated to India because of the persecution of Jews.”

Franz Osten(23-12-1876 to 2-12-1956) Hindi director, was born in Munich as Franz Ostermayer, the elder brother of successful producer Peter Ostermayer. They set up a travelling cinema, Original Physograph (1907) and founded Munchner Kunstfilm (1909) after Osten had been making shorts for Pathé, Gaumont and Eclair. Their first feature: Die Wahrheit (1910). Osten’s début as director: Erna Valeska (1911). War correspondent in 1915. Joined Peter’s company Emelka (later Bavaria Film) in 1918. Made Der Ochsenkrieg (1920) with young cameraman Frank Planer of later Hollywood fame, one of Osten’s several contributions to a budding genre that after WW2 became known as the Heimatfilm. In fact, the Ostermayr/Osten brothers claimed to be the originators of the genre.

When Himanshu Rai and Emelka made a deal to produce Prem Sanyas aka Light of Asia, Osten was assigned to direct. Continued directing Rai’s productions, often shooting in India as well as in Europe, in addition to directing for numerous companies in Berlin. Moved with cameraman Josef Wirsching and set designer Karl von Spreti to India to work at Himansu Rai’s Bombay Talkies (1934).

While in Bombay, became a member of the Nazi Party (1936). He was interned by the British at the outbreak of WW2 while shooting his last film there, Kangan. Released and allowed to return to Germany (1940). Employed by Bavaria Film until 1945, for casting and setting up its film archive. In addition to Indian films, directed 33 silent features and 10 sound films.

After WW2 became manager of a Bavarian spa. His Indian films, following UFA tradition, were huge Orientalist spectacles with elephants, camels and expansive vistas often shot in deep focus. Effective authorship shared by producer Rai and scenarist Niranjan Pal. Adopted European conventions to introduce main actors, e.g. backlit mid-shots in soft focus gradually becoming more contrasted; also used mobile outdoor shots as in the railway-crossing sequence of Achhut Kanya. Strongly influenced younger Bombay Talkies film-makers Amiya Chakrabarty and Gyan Mukherjee, though they used his techniques for very different purposes.

Filmography-1925: Prem Sanyas, 1928: Shiraz, 1929: Prapancha Pash, 1935: Jawani Ki Hawa, 1936: Achhut Kanya, Janmabhoomi, Jeevan Naiya, Mamata, Miya Bibi, 1937: Izzat, Jeevan Prabhat, Prem Kahani, Savitri, 1938: Bhabhi, Nirmala, Vachan, 1939: Durga, Kangan, Navjeevan

In addition to the German team in Bombay Talkies, there were three more Germans who also came to India and worked in Hindi films. One was Walter Kauffman (1-4-1907 to 9-9-1984). The other was Wilhelm Haas (18-6-1915 to 30-3-1979), who was a writer. Both were Jews and friends. Kauffman, Haas and Bhavnani worked together in Premnagar (1940), Naushad’s first film as music director. Kauffman composed the background score; Haas wrote the screenplay.

“It is debatable, but Kauffman is probably also the person behind the All India Radio signature tune. Haas was a member of the Indian chapter of PEN,” Gangar said. Haas also wrote the script for Bhavnani’s Jhooti Sharam (1939).

The third German was Paul Zils ( 1-6-1915 to 30-3-1979 ). Zils, believed to be a Nazi sympathizer, turned up in India under strange circumstances: he was bound for Indonesia in a steamer that got torpedoed by an Indian naval ship during World War II and he was taken prisoner.

After his release, because of his film experiences, the leadership of the sales department in Ezra Mir led government documentary production company called him to join Information films of India. End of October 1945, he came to Bombay and started his work. Following the closure of the Information Films of India, Zils was freelancing and in 1948 founded his own company Documentary Films of India; in 1949 India created new state production company Films Division. To popularize the documentary he was supported in 1949 among others by Mulk Raj Anand , B.K.Karanjia , Vikram Sarabhai , Frene Talyarkhan and Jagmohan.

1950-1952 is Zils tried as a feature film director, turning three films with Dev Anand. Paul Zils directed 3 Dev Anand films, according to the documents. Hindustan Hamara-50 and Zalzala-52 are found in HFGK, but the third film called ‘ Shabash”, though listed in 1949, gives no details, except the film name.

Paul Zils was also active in organizations of filmmakers. From 1957 to 1959 he was president of the Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA). In March 1959 he returned to Germany.

As the studio system came to an end and individual producers took over, the days of the Germans in Indian cinema were over. Many, including Osten, went back to Germany. Set designer Spreti was appointed German ambassador to Guatemala and was later shot dead by terrorists.

Most of the others remained associated with the film world abroad.

Film Nav Jeevan-39 had music by Saraswati Devi (a Parsee). Amongst the first 3 women Music Directors of India – the first being Ishrat Sultana aka Bibbo, the second was Jaddanbai and then came Saraswati Devi (1912-10.8.1980) – she was the most consistent and prolific composer. She gave music to 31 films, composing 262 songs. She also sang 10 songs in 6 films.

The cast of the film was Hansa Wadkar, Rama Shukul, V H Desai, Mumtaz Ali, P F Peethawala, Lalita Deulkar and many others. Today’s song is written by J.S. Kashyap and this duet is sung by Lalita Deulkar and Balwant Singh.

LALITA was born in Bombay in 1924.She was not interested in acting or singing, but poor family conditions and father’s T.B. forced her to earn a living by singing and acting. During 1940-45, she recorded many songs. One Mr. Dulerai Pandya, a Gujarati, owned “The National Recording Co.Ltd.” in Bombay’s fort area. There was a Tricolour shown on the labels of the records,hence this company was known as Jhandewali record co.. V.Shantaram was also on its Board of Directors. Initially Prabhat and later Rajkamal film songs were issued on this Jhanda Chhap records only. The company had hired Datta Davjekar for Marathi and Avinash vyas and Lallubhai Bhojak for Hindi and Gujarati songs. She recorded many Darya songs and Bhavgeets in this company.Along with her, Gajanan Watwe, Jyotsna Bhole also recorded songs here. Some records named her as Lalita Devi. Once Saraswati Devi heard her and gave her chance to do small roles and sing in chorus of songs of Bombay Talkies films. Her Debut was made with the song ” Raja hamen na niharo”. It was a duet with Balwant Singh, in film Navjeevan-39.

After singing songs in films like Parbat pe apna dera-44,Valmiki-46 and Eight Days-46,she got a good break in film Saajan-1947. Her duet with Rafi, ” Humko tumhara hi aasra” is remembered even today. Film Nadiya ke paar-48 also had a duet with Rafi,”More raja ho,le chal nadiya ke paar” which was very popular. C.Ramchandra was MD for both these films. She sang in several other films like Bhakta Dhruv,Khidki,Jalan,Shaheed,Shakti,Vidya,Bedard,Daulat,Girls school,Jai Bheem,Roshni,Sanwariya,Shabnam,Apni Chhaya,Malti Madhav,Pahli Tarikh,Sajni etc.

In all she acted in 5 films and sang 79 songs in 36 films.

She got married to Composer Sudhir Phadke (25-7-1919 to 29-7-2002),on 29-5-1949 at Poona. Their common friend Mohd. Rafi sang a specially prepared and meticulously rehearsed ” Mangalashtak ” ( an eight stanza marriage song in Marathi), in their marriage. After marriage she sang only in films of Sudhir Phadke. After Sajni-56, she stopped singing completely and became a devoted housewife. She died on 25-5-2010. Their son Shridhar Phadke is a well known Marathi singer and composer.

The male voice in this duet belongs to Balwant Singh. BALWANT SINGH was born in Pandoga village of Hoshiyarpur on 9-12-1918 in a Jahagirdar’s family. He was quite rich.

After a training from Pt.Bhishmadev in classical music, he came to Bombay and joined Bombay Talkies at the age of 18 years. He first gave Playback in Jeevan Prabhat-37. In Nirmala-38 he acted and also sang a song. Then came Durga-39 where also he acted and sang.

V.Shantaram cast him in Padosi-41 and his songs in this film were hits.

He was Hero in Darpan, Swapna, Malan, Naukar, Paraya Dhan, Ashirwaad, Collegian, Dr.Kumar, Bhanwar, Hip hip hurray and Apni chhaya-50 etc. As a hero he sang less songs. His songs with Shanta Hublikar(Malan) and Parul Ghosh and Khan Mastana(Bhanwar) were very popular. He also acted in Nirmala,Vachan and Kangan.

In all, he acted in 18 films, sang 20 songs in 10 films and also wrote 6 songs in film Sumitra-1949.

He married a girl from the royal family of Palanpur, Gujarat. After leaving films, he worked in All India Radio for 4 years. The signature tune played just before the morning broadcast was composed by Balwant Singh, for A.I.R.

Then he settled in Ahmadabad, directing Dramas and Teaching music. Finally, he shifted to Ludhiana where, after a long illness, he died on 4-12-1985.

With today’s song, film Nav Jeevan-1939, makes its Debut here.

( Some information used herein is from the book ” The music that rings every dawn ” by Historian Amrit Gangar ji, The Record news Bulletins of S.I.R.C , Prof. Yogesh yadav ji’s book ” Hindi film singers ” and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. My thanks to these sources.)

Audio

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Song-Raja hamen na nihaaro (Navjeevan)(1939) Singers-Lalita Deulkar, Balwant Singh, Lyricist- Jamuna Swarup Kashyap ‘Natwan’, MD-Saraswati Devi
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Lyrics

Raja hamen na nihaaro
o raja hamen na nihaaro
hamen to lag jaayegi najariya
ho raam
hamen to lag jaayegi najariya re

tirchhi najariya patri kamariya
tirchhi najariya patri kamariya

chhedo hamen na sanwariya
haan haan
chhedo hamen na sanwariya
haan haan
chhedo hamen na sanwariya
hamaari baali umariya
ho raam
hamen to lag jaayegi najariya
ho raam
hamen to lag jaayegi najariya re

kaun des se aayi gujariya
kaun des se aayi gujariya
ka matki bhar laayi gujariya
ka matki bhar laayi gujariya

brindawan ?? aayi gujariya
prem preet ras aagi gujariya
brindawan ?? aayi gujariya
prem preet ras aagi gujariya
daasi tihaari rasiyaa
haan haan
daasi tihaari rasiyaa
haan
daasi tihaari rasiyaa
sang sang beete umariya
ho raam
hamaari beete umariya
ho raam
hamaari beete umariya re


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Blog Day : 4203 Post No. : 15389

“Khidki”(1948) was produced by P L Santoshi under the banner of Arvind And Anand Films, Bombay. This movie had Rehana, Jawahar Kaul, Mumtaz Ali, Radha Kishan, Tiwari, Ram Singh, Srinath, Baba Raja, Abbas Rizvi, Harun, Deshraj, Shanta Kunwar, Indira, Neelam, Mona, Kamal Rani, Usha, Chanchal Kumari, Kalpana, V H Desai, Leela Mishra etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the eighth song from the movie to be covered in the blog. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. I notice that three lines (one line each in each stanza) are in another voice, namely that of Lalita Deulkar.

This song has another version which starts with the words “khoyi khoyi aankhen”. It is sung by Amirbai Karnataki and chorus.

P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

Shamshad Begam-Lalita Deulkar version

Amirbai Karnataki version


Song-Hamen bhi koi yaad karta (Khidki)(1948) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics
———————————-
Part I
———————————-
Hamen bhi koi yaad karta aa aa aa
Hamen bhi koi yaad karta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
Hamen bhi koi yaad karta

unke liye hamne
kya na saha
taane sune aur
huye ruswa
mere liye bhi
sabhi naam le ke
hon kabhi naam le ke
aahen do bharta
ho aahen do bharta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta

kehte hain sachchi hai wohi muhabbat
ke jismein na poori ho paaye hasrat
keh to deta
ke marte hain tum pe
ho o ke marte hain tum pe
phir marta na marta
phir marta na marta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta

naazuk bade hain
ye resham ke taage
resham ke taage
muhabbat ke dhaage
darte hain ham
kahin toot na jaayen
haan toot na jaayen
kaash wo bhi darta
kaash wo bhi darta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta

————————————————–
Part II- Amirbai Karnataki version
————————————————–
Khoyi khoyi ankhen hain
dil phirta hai rota rota
dard ki duniya dekar r r
baalam hoga kaise sota

hamen bhi koi yaad karta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta

mohabbat ke jitne fasaane hain
hamne padhe
hamne sune
sabhi mein yahi hai
mile dil hain bichhde
bichhad ke miley
mera sanam bhi ee ee
kahin bhoole bhatke
mujhse aa milta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota


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Blog Day : 4045 Post No. : 15172

Today (15 august 2019) is the 73rd independence day of India. It is already evening and no post has appeared in the blog so far. But I will try and post topical songs today like we have always done in the blog on the past such occasions.

The first song of the day is from “Shaheed”(1948). This movie was directed by Ramesh Saigal for Filmistan. The movie had Chandramohan, Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Ram singh, S L Puri, V. H. Desai, Shashi Kapoor, Raj adeeb, Prabhu Dayal etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. One of these six songs was covered exactly nine years ago, and that was the most well known song from the movie, a patriotic song, viz Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawaan shaheed ho .

Here is the list of the six songs of the movie that have been covered in the past:

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Badnaam na ho jaaye muhabbat ka fasaana 2035 8-Oct-09
2 Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawaan shaheed ho 2790 15-Aug-10
3 Bachpan ki yaad dheere dheere pyaar ban gayi 12574 17-Nov-16
4 Aana hai to aa jaao 12579 18-Nov-16
4 Hain ham kahaan aur tum kahaan 12585 19-Nov-16
5 Aaja bedardi baalmaa koi ro ro pukaare (Shaheed) 15164 9-Aug-19

The seventh and final song is a stage song performed by kids and watched by elders. The stage performance is a patriotic song performance.

HFGK mentions Lalita Deulkar and chorus as the singer. I am not sure that I can detect Lalita Deulkar’s voice in the song, but I will take the words of HFGK for it. To me the song sounds like being sung by a few child voices (unattributed) and chorus. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the singing voices.

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by GHulam Haider.

With this song, all the songs of “Shaheed”(1948) get covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

I take this opportunity to wish every Indian and Indian origin people a very happy 73th Independence day. I am quite certain that we are looking forward to a prosperuos and strong India in the days to come.


Qadam uthha kar…teri aisi ki taisi (Shaheed)(1948) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Ghulam Haider

Lyrics

qadam uthha kar ruk nahin sakta
jo Bharat ka laal hai
wohi hai Gandhi
wohi Subhash
wohi Jawaharlal hai
Jai Hind
Jai Hind
Jai Hind

maaro
maaro
maaro
maaro maaro
maaro maaro

maaro
maaro
maaro

maaro
maaro
maaro

maaro
maaro
maaro

de de mukka hind ke sher
chaaron taraf se isko gher
maaro maaro
iski aisi ki taisi

chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

duniya badli
teri haalat waisi ki waisi
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

dhat tere shaitaan ki
har tere beimaan ki
Hind mein rah kar kahta hai tu
jai ho Englistaan ki
Hind mein rah kar kahta hai tu
jai ho Englistaan ki
le ja le ja door kahin
ye soorat bandar jaisi
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

sarkaari gaadi mein khinch kar
karta hai tu dhenchoo re
dhenchoo dhenchoo dhenchoo
aur kahta hai gadha bana hoon
main hi gaadi khenchoo re
kenchoo kenchoo kenchoo
baandho iski dhenchoo dhenchoo
maaro laaten aisi ki
iski aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

pakdo iske sar ke baal
khench ke rakh do iski khaal
maaro maaro
iski aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

ae bharat ke baalakon
gaao vande mataram
tum hindi ho
duniya ko sunaao vande mataram

jaag uthhe aazaadi ki
???
bol jai hind
bol jai hind
jai hind


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Blog Day : 3726 Post No. : 14664

“Roshni”(1949) was directed by Ramanlal Desai for Standard Pictures Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Rehana, Nihal, Mumtaz Ali, Sophia, Benjamin, Pran, Harun, Chaand Burque, Sita Bose, V H Desai, Kesri, Shyam lal, Ramlal, Kamal Krishn, Gulnar, Indira, Shyama, zarina, Ishrat etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Five songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here is the fifth song from “Roshni”(1949) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Lalita Deulkar and chorus. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is a cute and interesting song where a desi lady wonders about the lifestyle of western people and dreams of copying them. 🙂 Her observation and conclusion about them is quite hilarious. She observes that these western people walk around with a “phaasi ka phanda” around their necks. 🙂 To her, a “mem” walks around holding a “chhatri” in her hard and she fantasises about doing the same, with her “beau” who would be suitably “westernised” as well, wearing a long hat. 🙂

Watching the video of the song would have been fun, but unfortunately the video is not available. Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Jiya chaahe ke ud jaayen ham (Roshni)(1949) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

jiya chaahe
aa ha ha
jiya chaahe
ke ud jaayen ham
haan ud jaayen ham
jahaan chamke bijaliyaan cham cham cham
jiya chaahe
aa ha ha
jiya chaahe

suna hai shahar mein
sab kuchh hai bikta
aa aa aa
suna hai shahar mein
sab kuchh hai bikta
dikhne mein mahanga
lene mein sasta
dikhne mein mahanga
lene mein sasta

khareedengen dil mein jo aaye hamaare
khareedengen dil mein jo aaye hamaare
ham kya kisi se kam
ham kya kisi se kam
cham cham cham
jiya chaahe
aa ha ha
jiya chaahe
ke ud jaayen ham
haan ud jaayen ham
jahaan chamke bijaliyaan cham cham cham
jiya chaahe
aa ha ha
jiya chaahe

lambi lambi sadken
oonche oonche bangle
ae ae ae
lambi lambi sadken
oonche oonche bangle
sair karen saahab
mem ko sang le
sair karen saahab
mem ko sang le

ham bhi ghoomenge leke
chhoti si chhatri
ham bhi ghoomenge leke
chhoti si chhatri
bada sa hat pahne mera sanam
bada sa hat pahne mera sanam
cham cham cham
jiya chaahe
aa ha ha
jiya chaahe
ke ud jaayen ham
haan ud jaayen ham
jahaan chamke bijaliyaan cham cham cham
jiya chaahe
aa ha ha
jiya chaahe

shahar waale hote hain aashiq niraale
ae ae ae
shahar waale hote hain aashiq niraale
phirte hain gale mein phaansi si daale
phirte hain gale mein phaansi si daale
bajaate hain seeti wo
karte ishaare
bajaate hain seeti wo
karte ishaare
dekha ki koi chali
chham chham chham
dekha ki koi chali
chham chham chham
jiya chaahe
aa ha ha
jiya chaahe
ke ud jaayen ham
haan ud jaayen ham
jahaan chamke bijaliyaan cham cham cham
jiya chaahe
aa ha ha
jiya chaahe


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“Mera Munna”(1948) was directed by Vishram Bedekar for Minerva Movieone, Bombay. The movie had Motilal, Nayantara, E Tarapore, Leela Mishra, Seeta Bose, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Anita Sharma, Sadat Ali, Ramesh Sahgal, Hafeeza etc in it.
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