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Missing Films of 1960s – 34
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Yesterday, 25th July, was the anniversary of passing away of GS Kohli, the music director extraordinaire. He passed away in 1996, in Bombay.

A long time assistant music director to OP Nayyar, he had a short stint as an independent music director in the decade of 1960s. Despite a load of fantastic lilting songs in all his films – songs that became instant hits, very popular in their times, and still continue to be favourites of the lovers of the golden era of Hindi film music – he remained confined to B/C grade stunt films only. He continued to work as OPN’s assistant before, during and after his stint as an independent music director.

There is a lot common in his music and that of OPN, and that is in part due to the fact that he had a major role to play in designing and creating the rhythms and beats of OPN’s songs. The use of dholak and the rhythms of Punjab make the music of GS Kohli oh so adorable. Just give one more listen to the wonderful pensive sound of “Yaad Tori Aayi To Main Chham Chham Royi Re” (film ‘Faulaad’, 1963). After just the first half line of the mukhda, the dholak takes on, and continues to support the singing pieces, without a break till the end. The symbolism for emotions can be debated, but just listen to the beat as it keeps on consistently through the song. So beautifully constructed – try to think about this song without the dholak beats. . . would you??

There is one more very interesting thing about the music of GS Kohli. A wonder that has always been missed in the golden era of Hindi film music is. . .  guess. . . – think about OP Nayyar and what is missing from his portfolio. . .

Full marks to all who thought about Lata Mangeshkar. The creations that would have been, had these two artists worked together, has forever now remained a topic of speculation. Aah, but there is a reprieve – the music and songs of GS Kohli. Yes, Lata ji has sung for GS Kohli. And listening to these songs, one can get the closest feel for how it would have been – Lata ji singing for OPN. Let us check out the songs –

‘Shikari’ (1963) has four songs.
Baaje Ghunghroo Chhun Chhun Chhun Chhun” – solo
Agar Main Poochhoon Jawaab Doge” – duet with Rafi Sb
Chaman Ke Phool Bhi Thujko Gulaab Kehte Hain” – duet with Rafi Sb
Maangi Hain Duaayen Hamne Sanam” – duet with Usha Mangeshkar

‘Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1965) has one song.
Pyaar Ki Baat Nigaahon Se Jataayaa Na Karo” – duet with Mahendra Kapoor

‘Namaste ji’ (1965), another bonanaza of superb songs, has two songs.
Mere Do Naina Matwaale. . .  Kis Ke Liye” – solo
Bahaaro Thaam Lo Ab Dil Mera Mehboob Aata Hai” – duet with Mukesh

‘Naujawaan’ (1966) has two songs,
“Aaiye Aap Tashreef Le Aaiye, Baakhuda Aapse Koi Parda Nahin” – solo
“Majnoon Saa Aashiq Mar Gaya Lekin Nasihat Kar Gaya” – duet with Usha Mangeshkar

‘Sangdil’ (1967) has one gem of a female duet.
“Badi Kaafir Tumhaari Nazar Nikli, Meri Jaan Le Gayi, Do-Jahaan Le Gayi” – duet with Usha Mangeshkar

And then ‘Gunda’ (1969) has a superb solo
“Nazar Ne Uth’te Hi Kuch Is Adaa Se Kaam Kiya” – solo

Definitely worth a re-listen, and try the flavor with the thought in the mind – here is the music that could be the closest representation of Lata ji singing for OP Nayyar.

For today’s song, I have another fabulous female duet from the film ‘Do Matwaale’ (1966). The song is ‘Hamre Sajan Ghar Aaye’, sung alongwith Usha Mangeshkar. Interesting to note that all the Lata duets in female company, composed by GS Kohli, are all sung with Usha Mangeshkar.

The film ‘Do Matwaale’ opens its account on our blog today. As has been his wont, this is another stunt film from the banner of Rainbow Films, Bombay, directed by Kamraan, whom we all remember as one of the popular leading men of such stunt films in the 1950s and 60s. The star cast is led by the two pairs – Randhawa and Malika, and Kamraan and Helen. Others in the cast include Madan Puri, Madhumati, Rani etc.

The film has 5 songs listed, which are written by two songwriters – Anjaan and Farooque Kaiser. However, the Geet Kosh does not specify which song is written by which poet. This song, as mentioned above, is an all female duet sung by Lata ji and Usha Mangeshkar. As I was searching for a song for today, I came to this song and stopped. For one, here was a debut opportunity for another 1960s film, and secondly, when I heard it, it turns out to be a favourite from radio listening days, but completely forgotten in the interim. It is wonderful to be re-united with this song once again. Wonderful words, enchanting music and rhythm, and quickfire synchronized rendition – all combine to make a winner. From the sounds of it, it seems to be a twin dance song, and could likely have been picturized on Malika and Helen. I am just guessing, but yes, I would request other knowledgeable readers and friends, to add more information about the on screen performances.

Song – Hamre Sajan Ghar Aaye  (Do Matwaale) (1966) Singer – Lata Mangehskar, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – [Unattributed] [either Anjaan or Farooque Kaiser], MD – GS Kohli
Lata Mangeshkar + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye
keh de koi chaand se jaa ke
jaana ho to jaaye
hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye
keh de koi chaand se jaa ke
jaana ho to jaaye
hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye

nain kunwaare kajra sajaaye
raah takey teri
ho o o
pehli nazar mein dil de daala
bhool hui hai meri
haaye
bhool hui hai meri
daulat ho to maang loon waapas
dil na manga jaaye
hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye

poochho na hum se tanhaayion mein
hum pe kya kya beeti
ho o o o
dil dhadka hai saans ruki hai
samjho qayaamat tooti
haaye
samjho qayaamat tooti
phir bhi ye dil pyaar ka maara
tere hi gun gaaye
hamre sajan ghar aaye
haaye
aaye sajan ghar aaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए
कह दो कोई चाँद से जा के
जाना है तो जाये
हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए
कह दो कोई चाँद से जा के
जाना है तो जाये
हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए

नैन कुँवारे कजरा सजाये
राह तके तेरी
हो ओ ओ
पहली नज़र में दिल दे डाला
भूल हुई है मेरी
हाए
भूल हुई है मेरी
दौलत हो तो मांग लूँ वापस
दिल ना मांगा जाये
हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए

पूछो ना हमसे तन्हाइयों में
हम पे क्या क्या बीती
हो ओ ओ
दिल धड़का है सांस रुकी है
समझो क़यामत टूटी
हाए
समझो क़यामत टूटी
फिर भी ये दिल प्यार का मारा
तेरे ही गुण गाये
हमरे सजन घर आए
हाए
आए सजन घर आए

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“Kinaara” (1949) was directed by Ambalal Dave for New India Theaters, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Madhusudan Acharya, Ram Singh, Sharda, Kanta Kumari, R S Dubey, Pandey, Charubala, M S Bhalla, Jamu Patel, S Nazir, Bismillah Khan etc in it.

Two songs (out of 12 in the movie) have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Kinaara” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Lyricist of this song is not known. . Madhusudan Acharya is the music director.

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

This rare song marks an “artificial” landmark for the blog. This song is the 2700th song from the decade of 1940s (1941 to 1950) to appear in the blog. The decade had 10254 songs from 1191 movies. The blog now has 2700 songs from 680 of these movies.


Song-O jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki (Kinaara)(1949) Singer-Lata, Madhusudan Acharya

Lyrics

o jaane waali
ye jawaani chaar din ki
jaane waali
ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki
hansne gaane ki kahaani chaar din ki
ye kahaani chaar din ki
hansne gaane ki kahaani chaar din ki
ye kahaani chaar din ki

do din sukh ke
do din dukh ke
pal bhar mauj bahaar
ha ha ha ha ha
do din sukh ke
do din dukh ke
pal bhar mauj bahaar
dhale jawaani chadhe budhaapa aa aa
dhale jawaani chadhe budhaapa
kar lena tu pyaar
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki

roop khila kahin dhoop khili
hai masti ka baazaar aar
roop khila kahin dhoop khili
hai masti ka baazaar aar
pyaar se duniya mein bik jaata
bina mol sansaar
pyaar se duniya mein bik jaata
bina mol sansaar
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki

ye jawaani ee ee ee
ye jawaani ek lahar hai
jyun baadal ki chhaaya
rang raliyaan kar le tu bande ae ae
rang raliyaan kar le tu bande
tarsegi phir kaaya
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki
o jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki


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“Jai Shree”(1956) was directed by Balchandra Shukla and Harsukh Bhatt for Rajshree Productions, Bombay. HFGK mentions that Rajshree Productiions had apparently bought the distribution rights of this movi and had released it under the banner of Ratndeep Pictures.

The movie had Nimmi, Pradeep Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Jeewan, Jayant, Radhakishan, Roopmala, Chaman Puri, Kesri, Gadadhar Sharma, Jagdeesh Kanwal, Baby Daisy Irani, Master Vijay Kumar etc in it.

This “social” movie had eight songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Jai Shree”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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.

With this song, “Jai Shree”(1956)makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Baadarwa chale jhoom ke bijuriya ka munh choom ke (Jai Shree)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

baadarwa chale jhoom ke
bijuriya ka munh chum ke
saanwariya
tum nahin aaye abhi ghoom ke
baadarwa chale jhoom ke
bijuriya ka munh choom ke
saanwariya
tum nahin aaye abhi ghoom ke

o o o
baari umariya meri
jhoome jhoole pe chadhke
jhoome jhoole pe chadhke
jhoome jhoole pe chadhke

utre ghoonghatwa
ude re dupattwa
muft mein jiyara dhadke
haaye raam
haaye raam
purwaiya aaye jhoom ke
jaaye to gesu choom ke
saanwariya
tum nahin aaye abhi ghoom ke
baadarwa chale jhoom ke
bijuriya ka munh choom ke
saanwariya
tum nahin aaye abhi ghoom ke

o o o o
baadarwa taan maare
chham chham boondon ki goli
chham chham boondon ki goli
chham chham boondon ki goli

barkha bahaar mein
rimjhim phuhaar mein
bheege hamaari choli
haaye raam haaye raam
hariyali dole jhoom ke
maasoom kali choom ke
saanwariya
tum nahin aaye abhi ghoom ke
baadarwa chale jhoom ke
bijuriya ka munh choom ke
saanwariya
tum nahin aaye abhi ghoom ke

o o o
jamuna ki dhaar sakhi
chhaaya mein dhoop naache
chhaaya mein dhoop naache
chhaaya mein dhoop naache

machhliya banke
paani mein chhanke
maujon mein roop naache
haaye raam haaye raam
maujon ne chheda jhoom ke
humne bhi chhoda choom ke
saanwariya
tum nahin aaye abhi ghoom ke
baadarwa chale jhoom ke
bijuriya ka munh choom ke
saanwariya
tum nahin aaye abhi ghoom ke


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“Son of Sindbad”(1958) was produced by Ram Kamlani and Balwant Bhatt, and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Neo Light Films, Bombay. The movie had Premnath, Jabeen, Bhagwan, Poornima, Nishi, Tiwari, Cuckoo, Shammi, Sunder, Kuldeep Kaur, Jagdeep, Samson, Jagdish, Ridku, Kriplani, K Tewari, Saroj, Heera, Fazlu, Sayyed, Keshav, Abdul, Kenny etc in it.

The film had eight songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the second song from “Son of Sindbad”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this song is available. I Request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this “expression of love” genre of song.


Song-Koi kaise bachaaye dil ko (Son of Sindbad)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
jo nazar se bacha
zulfon mein phansa
jo nazar se bacha
zulfon mein phansa
ek dil hai to laakhon nishaane aen
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane

zamaana kahe ke bacho pyaar se
in aankhon ki do-dhaari talwaar ae
zamaana kahe ke bacho pyaar se
in aankhon ki do-dhaari talwaar ae
magar wo hua jo dil ne kaha
huye hum tumhaare deewaane ae
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane

haseenon se chhup ke kahaan jaaoge
jahaan jaaoge tum inhen paaoge
haseenon se chhup ke kahaan jaaoge
jahaan jaoge tum inhen paaoge
kahin na kahin
koi to haseen
laga dega dil ko thhikaane ae
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane
jo nazar se bacha
zulfon mein phansa
ek dil hai to laakhon nishaane ae
koi kaise bachaaye dil ko o
dil jaane ke sau hain bahaane


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“Maa Ka Pyaar”(1949) was directed by Ram Daryani for Krishin Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Sulochana Chatterji, Ranjeet Kumari, Manorama, Jeewan, Kuldeep, Ratan, Kumar, Gope, Cuckoo, Babulal etc in it.

This obscure “social” movie had ten obscure songs in it.

One song from the movie has been covered in the past. Here is the second song from “Maa Ka Pyaar”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. I C Kapoor is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song.


Song-Toone jahaan banaa kar ehsaan kya kiya hai (Maa Ka Pyaar)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-I C Kapoor, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

tu ne jahaan bana kar
tu ne jahaan bana kar
ehsaan kya kiya hai
ehsaan kya kiya hai
bas khelne ka apne saamaan kar liya hai
bas khelne ka apne saamaan kar liya hai
ehsaan kya kiya hai
tu ne jahaan bana kar
tu ne jahaan bana kar
ehsaan kya kiya hai
ehsaan kya kiya hai

lekin tere khilaune aen
lekin tere khilaune
aansoo baha rahe hain
sun le pukaar unki ee ee
sun le pukaar unki
tujh ko bula rahe hain
tujh ko bula rahe hain
marne ki aarzoo mein
marne ki aarzoo mein
kab tab koi jiya hai
kab tab koi jiya hai

gar teri ye thhi khwaahish
ham munh se kuchh na kahte
gar teri ye thhi khwaahish
ham munh se kuchh na kahte
jo naach tu nachaata aa
jo naach tu nachaata
wo naachte hi rahte
jo naach tu nachaata
wo naachte hi rahte
matti ke but banaata
matti ke but banata
ye dil kyun de diya hai
ye dil kyun de diya hai
tu ne jahaan bana kar
tu ne jahaan bana kar
ehsaan kya kiya hai
ehsaan kya kiya hai


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First order of the day – a thousand congratulations to Atul ji, on the completion of 9 years of this blog. And congratulations to all us members of the bandwagon, together making this such a pleasurable journey.

Today’s song is from film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952). It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus. The music director is C Ramchandra.

The film’s name was very strange, unusual and for many people, it may be a mystery. The film is a fantasy love story just like Shirin-Farhad, Laila-Majnu etc. The only difference is it is imaginary and ends happily. The name entwines the girl’s name Shin Shinaki  with the lover boy’s name of Boobla Boo. The film was conceived, produced and directed by PL Santoshi, especially for the film’s heroine, Rehana (real name Mushtar Jehan). Santoshi’s obsession for Rehana was a matter of ridicule in the industry, because in spite of Santoshi spending lakhs on her, she never responded to him he became a pauper.

The film’s Hero was Ranjan. Now this persona was a unique phenomenon in the industry. When one learns about his achievements and multiple skills, one wonders if such a man could exist in this world ! Born on 2-3-1918 in a Tamil Brahmin’s family Ranjan (real name Ramnarayan Venkataramana Sarma), he was an expert violinist. He was a qualified dancer in Kathak, Kathakali and Bharat Natyam. He was an expert driver, swimmer and a swordsman of Olympic standards. He graduated in physics. After MSc he did his Doctorate too. Ranjan knew 12 Indian  and 4 foreign languages. He edited a dance and drama magazine and wrote several books on it. He earned a Fellowship of New York University.

Ranjan learnt and became an A grade flyer. He was the first to buy a Rolls Royce car and a Tiger Moth Aircraft, in the Indian film industry (later Motilal also owned an aircraft). He was a good painter and a Trained magician. He became Magician’s Association president for Bombay. P C Sorcar was All India president then. He was often invited by European and American Universities for lectures. Ranjan owned two big Hotels also. Ranjan was a good shooter. He played cricket and soccer frequently. Ranjan was a regular singer on Madras AIR.

In his first Tamil film, his heroine was Vasundhara Devi- mother of Vijayantimala. Ranjan entered Hindi films through his blockbuster film ‘Chandralekha’ (1948). He did 45 Hindi films in 50s and 60s. He was a script writer also. He wrote story and screen play of film ‘Munimji’ (1955). He was a choreographer also. In the 50s decade the quartet of Raj, Dev, Dilip and Ashok kumar was ruling Hindi film industry. Ranjan was not given any importance here. He was not even invited for the golden jubilee of talkie film celebrations in Bombay. He lived in his bungalow in Chembur Union Park.

Such an outstanding personality- he died in New York on 12-9-1983, where he had gone to deliver a lecture in New York university.

Another remarkable performer of international standards worked in this film. Her name is Sadhona Bose, granddaughter of Brahmakesari Keshab Chandra Sen. She was born in a prosperous Brahmo family on 20-4-1914 and received education as was common with Brahmo girls of those days. Her father was Saral Chandra Sen and she was the second of his three daughters. Her elder sister Binita was married into a royal family of Chittagong (now Bangladesh) and settled to household life, while the youngest Nilina pursued a career in Indian Classical music and earned herself a position of eminence and was known in record circles as Naina Devi.

Sadhona married Modhu Bose, film maker working in Bengal, British India, at a young age, and joined the Calcutta Art Players, a theatrical company owned by her husband. She took part as heroine in the plays produced by the unit. Later on Sadhona joined films and played Marjina in ‘Alibaba’ (1937), made in Bengali under the banner of Bharat Lakshmi Pictures. This film was a runaway hit and is remembered well by film enthusiasts. Modhu Bose had earlier directed a number of films but he tasted real success with ‘Alibaba’. For Sadhona this film meant a permanent place in the history of Bengali films. This was followed with ‘Abhinoy’ (Bengali-1938), another major success for the couple. They migrated to Bombay and again created history with the immensely popular ‘Kumkum’ (1940), made in two languages, Hindi and Bengali and thereafter went on to create the first triple version (English, Bengali, Hindi) film of India, ‘Raaj Nartaki’ (1941). Her other Hindi films were ‘Meenakshi’ (1942), ‘Vishkanya’ (1943), ‘Shankar Parvati’ (19430, ‘Paigham’ (1943), ‘For Ladies Only (1951), ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951), ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) and some uncredited films in her later years.

Sadhona did come back to Calcutta for a double version Bengali movie ‘Meenakshi’ (1942) opposite to the handsome Jyoti Prakash as the hero. Going back to Bombay soon after the completion of this film where she starred in major films like ‘Shankar Parvati’, ‘Vishkanya’, ‘Paigham’ and others and firmly established herself as a heroine in her own right without the backing of husband Modhu Bose. In fact they had fallen quite apart by the mid forties and most unfortunately Sadhona started indulging in much too abandoned a life heavily engaged in drinks, parties and men and slowly lost her carefully earned position. She came back to Calcutta after a reconciliation with her husband, but by this time she had lost her magic hold over the audiences and acted in films again directed by her husband like ‘Shesher Kabita’ and ‘Maa O Chhele’, without any remarkable success.

Sadhona was a dancer in the first place and all her film successes were in dancing roles, although she was also a very fine actress and sang her own songs in some of her films including her first film ‘Alibaba’. With film offers becoming infrequent, she formed a dance troupe of her own and made all India tours with plays like ‘Whither Now’, ‘Hunger’ and others and met with success again as she was bound to be as a persona trained in dancing. She passed into oblivion slowly. Even in retired life she could not part with the bottle and without any income worth the name she found herself in the most difficult financial conditions. Modhu Bose was ill and it was difficult to get treatment for him.

She lost her husband in 1969 and had no money to sustain herself and thereafter came the greatest tragic period of her life when she had to resort to begging in the streets, in and around Park Street of Calcutta. It was during this phase of her life that passers by and street walkers came across an old lady, looking distinguished, dressed in clothes that were expensive at one time but now showing the wear and tear asking for help. Some recognised her and gave her enough to go on for some days while some others gave her a rude rebuff. She took all that with a smile.

Just before her death she got appointed as dance trainer in Calcutta’s prestigious Star Theatre, courtesy her one time boy friend Timir Baran. She trained junior artistes for the play ‘Janapad Badhu’ and once again her name featured in the newspapers in the advertisements of the play. However, the end had come very near and she passed away on 3rd September,1973. A very tragic and unfortunate way indeed for an all India star who at a time had captured the heart and imagination of millions. (Adapted and edited from a note by Dr. Jyoti Prakash Guha ji ).

Yet another less known actress, who started as a heroine, was Veera – one of the cast of this film. Not much information is available on Veera. Veera was from a Parsi family. Her full name was Veera Ankaleshwaria. Obviously, her family came from Ankaleshwar, a small industrial town (now), in Gujarat. She started her career in films as a heroine opposite Nasir Khan in film ‘Mazdoor’ (1945). Then came ‘Shikari’ (1946) and later ‘Eight Days’ (1946), both having Ashok kumar as the hero. Both the films were from Filmistan. Her last film as heroine was ‘Tohfa’, opposite to Rehman, and ‘Leela’ opposite to Agha, both films from 1947. Then she stopped getting heroine roles and shifted to side roles. In all she did 22 films.

Her other films were ‘Veena’, ‘Ziddi’, ‘Chanda Ki Chandni’ – all in 1948, ‘Saanwaria’ (1949),  ‘Hamara Ghar’ and Hamari Beti’ (1950), ‘Hamari Shaan, ‘Ram Janma’ and ‘Sagar’ – all in 1951, ‘Aasmaan’, ‘Izzat’, ‘Moti Mahal’, ‘Sanskar’ and ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ – all in 1952, ‘Dana Pani’ (1953), ‘Boot Polish’ and ‘Sheeshe Ki Deewaar’ both in 1954.

She married Mohsin Abdulla, who had worked in Bombay Talkies as a writer. He was the younger brother of actress Renuka Devi (Begum Mirza). After the marriage, both migrated to Pakistan in 1955. There is no news about her after that.

Film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ is an entirely the fruit of the fertile imagination of writer PL Santoshi. The names were also invented by him. However the story was not liked by most of the audience. The film ran into difficulties at the time of production itself. Rehana used to take undue advantage of Santoshi’s obsession for her. Once she left after shooting with all the real jewellery, which had been borrowed from the market for sake of authenticity, and went home. Santoshi had to pay 50000 rupees to the jeweller.

The film’s plot revolves around Shin Shinaki (Rehana) who dreams of killing the man, Taishi, who had killed her parents. When the villain dies, she transfers her vengeful energies on to the man’s son. The story involves a fortune­teller, Chiang, who only surfaces publicly one day per year. The other key figure is her lover, the bandit Boobla Boo (Ranjan), who eventually falls in with her plans.

This orientalist fantasy with one of the most peculiar film titles was based on the modern dance ballets Sadhona Bose had been associated with on stage. Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo was one of the first films experimenting with Jazz and Latin American rhythms by PL Santoshi’s regular composer, C Ramchandra.  Classic songs include “Ye Khilti Kalee Koi Lai, Ye Hanstee Kalee…Haan Dayi, Takaa Lai (Lata and C. Ramchandra) in a kind of question-answer mode using a fast-paced chorus, Shin’s number “Arey Baba, Ye Hansi Baba, Ye Khushi Baba” (Lata) and her duet with Boobla, “Kuchh Chuhale Hon, Kuchh Charche Hon” (Lata and Kishore Kumar).

This film was the unlikely first victim of the central government’s authority to overrule the censor board, an action enabled by the Indian Cinematograph Act passed that year. Given a ‘U’ (Universal) certificate by the censors, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned the film because of its ‘low moral tone’ and because it `throws the glamour of romance and heroism over criminal characters, treats sacred subjects irreverently and is, in consequence, opposed to the interests of public decency and morality’. The ban was later revoked but ruined the film’s commercial chances.

Lyricist/Director PL Santoshi who directed this film was so infatuated with Rehana, that one cold night he spent the entire night outside her door. Rehana did not reciprocate his feelings. The disheartened and dishevelled Santoshi went home and penned one of his most memorable songs based on this experience – “Tum Kyaa Jaano Tumhaari Yaad Me Hum Kitna Roye” (You wouldn’t know how many tears I shed remembering you…), one of the finest thumris sung by Lata.

Out of 7 songs of the film today’s song is the 5th song on our blog. The songs and the music was based on western Jazz and Latin style. The title song of the film was based on Western style. It was a Lata – Chitalkar duet. For the first time Kishore Kumar sang for C Ramchandra in this film. Later of course,they worked together in films like ‘Lehren’ (1953), ‘Pehli Jhalak’ (1954), ‘Asha’ (1957), ‘Dal Mein Kaala’ (1964) and ‘Paayal Ki Jhankaar’ (1968). Today’s song is a fun song by Lata and chorus.


Song – Arey Baba. . Ye Hansi Baba. . Ye Khushi Baba. . (Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo) (1952) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – C Ramchandra
Unidentified Male Voice (possibly C Ramchandra himself)
Chorus

Lyrics

arey baba
arey baba
ye hansi baba
ye khushi baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba

arye baba
arey baba
ye hansi baba
ye khushi baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba
arey baba
arey baba
arey baba re baba re baba re baba re baba re baba re baa..bbaa

ishq ke bandon ne
kahaa kha ke ye kasam
aji ishq ki sharaab
kabhi hoti nahin kam
ishq ke bandon ne
kahaa kha ke ye kasam
aji ishq ki sharaab
kabhi hoti nahin kam
pee lo pee lo ek baar
mitey laakhon gham
pee lo pee lo ek baar
mitey laakhon gham
arrey bandhu isi liye to
haan baba
abi baba
aba baba
hans le baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba

arey baba
arey baba
ye hansi baba
ye khushi baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba
arey baba
arey baba
ye hansi baba
ye khushi baba
sab kuch hai mojud yahaan
phir kyon ye bebasi baba
arey baba
arey baba
arey baba re baba re baba re baba re baba re baba re baa..bbaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
ये हंसी बाबा
ये खुशी बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा

अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
ये हंसी बाबा
ये खुशी बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बा॰॰ब्बा

इश्क़ के बंदों ने
कहा खा के ये कसम
अजी इश्क़ की शराब
कभी होती नहीं कम
इश्क़ के बंदों ने
कहा खा के ये कसम
अजी इश्क़ की शराब
कभी होती नहीं कम
पी लो पी लो एक बार
मिटे लाखों ग़म
पी लो पी लो एक बार
मिटे लाखों ग़म
अरे बंधु इसीलिए तो
हाँ बाबा
अबी बाबा
अबा बाबा
हंस ले बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा

अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
ये हंसी बाबा
ये खुशी बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
ये हंसी बाबा
ये खुशी बाबा
सब कुछ है मोजूद यहाँ
फिर क्यों ये बेबसी बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा
अरे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बाबा रे बा॰॰ब्बा


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 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.

Today is the 5th remembrance day of Rajesh Khanna – the first and only Superstar of Hindi cinema. Today I present on our blog, another lovely nice – hummable song from the movie ‘Bundalbaaz’, sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.
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“Hangaama”(1952) was produced and directed by Ram Kamlani for Gope Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nutan, Nasir Khan, K N Singh, David, Cuckkoo, Gope, Yakoob etc with Raj Mehra is guest appearance.
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“Najariya” (1952) was directed by Murtaza Changezi for M & T Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Sajjan, Begum Para, Madan Puri, Radhakrishan, David Abraham, Geeta Bali etc in it.
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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.

“Maang” (1950) was directed by Saghir Usmani for New Light Film production, Bombay. The movie had Zia, Wasti, Mubarak, Ramola, Amar, Pratima, Malhotra, Leela Pande, Basu, Hemlata etc in it. This by now forgotten movie had ten songs in it. Three songs from the movie have been covered in the blog in the past.
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