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

Blog Day :

4514 Post No. : 16067

Today, November 26, 2020 is the 31st Remembrance Day of Chand Usmani (03/01/1933 – 26/11/1989). She excelled in the roles of a suffering woman – as a wife, a sister and later as a mother. Though she was a fan of Hindi films in her teens, she did not think about an acting career in Hindi films. Her first preference was to complete her higher education in keeping with her family tradition. But her fate was written to be an actress.

Chand Usmani (Full name: Chandbibi Khanam Usmani) was born in a well-educated Pathan family in Agra. After completion of her Matriculation examination in 1949, she came to Mumbai on holiday and was staying with her relatives. During her stay in Mumbai, she saw an advertisement of the Kardar-Kolynos-Teresa Talent Contest which she participated just for a fun. She was surprised when she was selected for the participation in the contest. She was more surprised when, in the final round, she was selected as a runner-up in the contest. Producer-director A R Kardar was one of the sponsors and judges for the contest.

Even though Chand Usmani was a runner-up in the contest, A R Kardar was impressed by her presentations in the contest. He offered her the lead role in ‘Jeewan Jyoti (1953) produced by him and directed by Mahesh Kaul. Her lead actor was Shammi Kapoor for whom it was his debut film as well. The film was a box office failure but Chand Usmani’s role of a suffering wife was appreciated by the critiques.

I had watched Chand Usmani’s debut film ‘Jeewan Jyoti’ (1953) a few years back. Her performance in the role of a suffering wife of Shammi Kapoor was so natural that it did not occur to me at that time that this was her first film. With this film, Chand Usmani got type-casted for the role of a suffering wife and a suffering sister in almost all of her subsequent films of 1950s. She was a discarded wife in otherwise light comedy film, ‘Baraati’ (1954), a suffering beloved of Bharat Bhushan and a sister of villain Pran in ‘Amaanat’ (1955), an innocent flower girl in ‘Baap Re Baap’ (1955), a blind girl in ‘Rangeen Raaten’ (1956), Dilip Kumar’s sister in ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) and Rajendra Kumar’s sister in ‘Do Behanen’ (1959).

Some of the melodious songs pictuirsed on Chand Usmani in her films of 1950s in which she had lead/second lead roles are as under:

Film Song Singer
Jeewan Jyoti (1953) tasweeren banti hai kiranon se chhanti hain Asha Bhosle-Shammi Kapoor
Baaraati (1954) aa phir se mere pyaar ki kismat sanwaar de Lata Mangeshkar
Amaanat (1955) meri wafaayen tumhaari jafaayen Asha Bhosle
Baap Re Baap (1955) raat rangeeli chamke taare aaja sajanwaa Asha Bhosle
Rangeen Raaten (1956) ham jaage jag soye ri aali Lata Mangeshkar
Do Bahenen (1959) jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye re badariya Lata Mangeshkar -Mahendra Kapoor

Chand Usmani’s early films in which she got lead roles did not fare well at the box office except ‘Baap Re Baap’ (1955). She had to switch over to supporting roles by the end of the 1950s and thereafter. Some of her films in the 1960s with supporting roles were ‘April Fool ‘(1964), ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), ‘Kohra’ (1964), ‘Anita’ (1967), ‘Khilona’ (1970), ‘Pehchaan’ (1970), ‘Khel Khel Mein’ (1975), ‘Kaadambari’ (1976), ‘Yaaraana’ (1981) etc. She got the Filmfare Award for the best supporting actor for her role in ‘Pehchaan’ (1970). From mid-70s through 80s, she did elderly roles.

Chand Usmani had a long and active filmy career till her last, spanning over 3 decades during which she worked in around 125 films. Her last released film was ‘Lohe Ke Haath’ (1990) though a couple of her delayed films were released later than 1990.

In an old interview of her in the TV programme, ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’, Tabassum had ‘chided’ Chand Usmani that she did not do any ‘acting’ in most of her films because she was in reality depicting her own personality. This may be the reason that in most of her films, Chand Usmani’s performances looked natural and convincing. Even in the midst of acting as a suffering woman, she portrays the role of a warm-hearted person with her innocent smiles. In the same interview, Chand Usmani said that she had two regrets which remained with her throughout in her life. First, she did not complete her higher education and second, she did not get chance to do variety of roles in the films.

Chand Usmani was acquainted with Mukul Dutt, when she was working in Bimal Roy’s ‘Prem Patra’ (1962) for which he was Assistant Director to Bimal Roy. Subsequently, they got married. Mukul Dutt directed box office hit films like ‘Aan Milo Sajna’ (1970), ‘Raaste Ka Pathhar’ (1972), ‘Chhalia’ (1973), etc. However, he could not carry the success as director in his subsequent films. He also intermittently worked as lyricists in many Bangla films during 1965-2002.

Chand Usmani died of cancer on November 26, 1989 at the age of 56 leaving behind her son and the husband.

On the occasion of 33rd Remembrance Day of Chand Usmani, I am presenting a song, ‘matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat’ which is picturised on her in the film ‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962). The song is rendered by Lata Mangeshkar on the words of Pandit Shivkumar which is set to music by Roshan.

I like the picturization of the song which gives me a feel of a real rural atmosphere. Just observe how natural Chand Usmani looks while throwing grains to pigeons.

In the beginning of the song under discussion, actors who appears on the screen are Naina, Dinesh and thereafter Nalini Jaywant. When prelude music is played, the song heard in the background is the theme song of the film which is intermittently heard in the background in low sound. The tune of the song under discussion is melodic and both the prelude as well as the interlude music are in keeping with the devotional mood of the song.

With this song, all the six songs (including a two-part song) of ‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962) have been covered in the Blog.

Video Clip:

Song-Matwaali muraliyaa baaji re aadhi raat (Zindagi Aur Hum)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Shiv Kumar, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
matwaali
matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat

soyi thhi main apni atariya
soyi thhi main apni atariyaaa
sapne mein dekhi pi ki nagariya
soyi thhi main apni atariyaaa
sapne mein dekhi pi ki nagariya
chaunk padi ho
chaunk padi aadhi raat
muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
matwaali
matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat

soyi gaam soyi gaam ki galiyaan
soyi gaam soyi gaam ki galiyaan
soyi sangee soyi rangreliyaan
soyi rangreliyaan
soyi gaam soyi gaam ki galiyaan
soyi sangee soyi rangreliyaan
soyi rangraliyaan
dhoom machi ho
dhoom machi aadhi raat
muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
matwaali
matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
le gayi sudh budh chheen muraliya
kar gayi mann ko leen (?) muraliya
jaadu bhari ho
jaadu bhari aadhi raat
muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
matwaali
matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat


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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16063

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 95
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This day ten years ago (viz 24.11.2010) saw five songs from five movies discussed in the blog as given below;

posted

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Ten years later, two of the five movies are YIPPEED whereas three movies are still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (24 November 2020).

One movie, viz “Subah Ka Taara”(1954) was taken up in this challenge earlier today.

“Sanskaar”(1952), another movie eligible for BTYC today, was produced and directed by V M Vyas. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Purnima, Veera, Pran, Razi, Shashi Kapoor (Sr), Ihswar Lal, Mirza Musharraf, Murad, Kalyani, Pappu, Baby Naaz, Indira Mumtaz etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.The list of songs of the movie, in the sequence given in HFGK, is as follows:-

Song Posted On
Badlegi, ye duniya ik din badlegi
Jeenewaale o matwaale zindagi se pyaar kar 24.07.2018
Andhi qismat kise le chalegi kahaan 15.09.2016
Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taarein
Preet nibhaani balmaa tum kya jaano 09.01.2016
Do nainon ne jaal bichhaayaa 26.04.2012
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota 24.11.2010

“Sanskaar”(1952) had made its debut in the blog ten years ago on this date. Today, here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

Only the audio of the song is available. Lyrics leaves no doubt in the mind that it is a lullaby song. This lullaby for some reasons has been forgotten. It certainly sounds like it belongs to the category of memorable lullabies created in Hindi movies.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio

Song-Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare (Sanskaar)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae

bagiyaa mein soye jaise
gendaa gulaab
soyegaa laal meri godi mein
saagar mein seenp jaise
mandir mein deep
mera gopal meri godi mein
saagar ke paar
miley saagar ke paar
din dooba
doob gaye din ke rang
so jaa
so jaa re mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re mere pyaare ae
hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae

sapnon ki nagri mein
tere hi geet
gaati hai taaron ki raani
kaliyon pe shabnam ke moti bikher
kahti hai taaron ki raani
bansi ki taan
soye gokul ke shyam
rakhwaale raam rahen tere sang
so jaa so jaa re ae mere pyaare re
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm


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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16062

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 94
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November 2010, much like november 2020, saw songs being covered in the blog at a relatively slow rate. On this day ten years ago, five songs were covered in the blog:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs posted
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Two out of five of these movies have since been YIPPEED in the blog. So potentially songs of three movies are eligible to be discussed in the blog ten year challenge today.

“Subah Ka Taaraa”(1954) is one of these three eligible movies. This movie was directed by V Shantaram for Rajkamal, Bombay. The movie had Jayashree, Pradeep Kumar,Shakuntala, Chandrakanta, Naaz, Ameerbai Karnataki, Ameenabai ( sister of B.Nandrekar), V.Shantaram etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Song Posted On
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa 24.11.2010
Apni naakaami se mujhko kaam hai 18.07.2012
Do haklon ka suno fasaanaa 23.06.2013
Yoonhi huye badnaam saanwariya 08.12.2013
Bhaabhi aayi 15.05.2016

The movie made its debut ten years ago with the most well known song of the movie.

Today, ten years later, here is another song from “Subah Ka Taara”(1954). This song is sung by Lata. Noor Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised on Jayshree and Pradeep Kumar.

Lyrics of this song are sent by Prakashchandra. Blog ten year details are sent by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio (Full)

video link:(partial)

Song-Kahoon kaisey main mann ki baat jiyarwa haale doley (Subah Ka Taara)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Noor Lucknowi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)
(longer than the video link)

aa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
tadap seene mein dil par haath
jiyarwaa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa…aaa…aaaaa…aaa
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
kahey kaisey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
kahey kaissey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
ye nahin batlaayi jaati hai
meri tamanna hai mere saath
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan aan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan aan aan
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaisi khili hain ye kaliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaissi khili hain ye kaliyaan
hai ae ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
din sunahre suhaani hai raat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa


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Blog Day :

4511 Post No. : 16056

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part IX: Year 1955
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In this episode, we arrive at the tenth year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. She completed a decade of playback singing in HFM this year. She had already notched some firsts in HFM playback singing that did not get noticed at that time. For instance, she had become the first playback singer ever to sing more than one thousand songs in Hindi movies by 1954. She kept setting benchmarks that others could only dream of. We will discuss them at appropriate occasions.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1955 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaj Ki Baat Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Raj Baldev Raj (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
2 Aazaad C Ramchandra 8 8 5 1 2 0 Rajinder Krishan
3 Adl e Jahaangeer Husnlal Bhagatram 3 3 3 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
4 Albeli Ravi 2 2 1 1 0 0 Ravi
5 Baaradari Naashaad 8 8 4 2 2 0 Khumar Barabankwi
6 Bahu Hemant Kumar 3 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari
7 Bandish Hemant Kumar 1 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari (2) Ravi shankar(1)
8 Chaar Paise B D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sartaj
9 Chhora Chhori Roshan 1 5 4 1 0 0 Kidar Sharma
10 Chingaari Manohar Arora 5 6 6 0 0 0 Shailendra
11 Devdas S D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
12 Do Dulhe B S Kalla 2 4 2 2 0 0 Pt Indra Chandra
13 Duniya Gol Hai C Ramchandra 5 6 4 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
14 Ekaadashi Avinash Vyas 0 5 5 0 0 0 Pt Madhur
15 Garam Coat Amarnath 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri (4) Meera Bai (1)
16 Ghar Ghar Mein Deewaali Roshan 4 5 2 3 0 0 Prem Dhawan (4) Indeewar (1)
17 Hoor e Arab Ghulam Mohammad (5) Sardar Malik (1) 2 6 5 0 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
18 House no. 44 S D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
19 Insaaniyat C Ramchandra 4 6 3 2 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
20 Jagadguru Shankaracharya Avinash Vyas 0 1 1 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
21 Jashn Roshan 0 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
22 Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje Vasant Desai 6 9 5 4 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (1) Meerabai (1)Dewan Sharar (2)
23 Joru Ka Bhai Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil (1) Sahir Ludhianvi (1)
24 Kundan Ghulam Mohammad 4 5 3 1 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
25 Lagan Hemant Kumar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
26 Lutera C Ramchandra 1 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
27 Mad Bhare Nain S D Burman 5 5 5 0 0 0 Shailendra
28 Madhur Milan Bulo C Rani 3 4 4 0 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (2) Nigar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
29 Milaap N Datta 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
30 Munim Ji S D Burman 6 6 6 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi (4) Shailendra (2)
31 Naata S Mohinder 9 9 6 0 2 1 Tanveer Naqvi (8) Kaifi Azmi (1)
32 Naqaab Pt Govindram 2 4 3 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
33 Oot Pataang Vinod 2 2 2 0 0 0 D N Madhok
34 Patit Paawan Jamal Sen 1 3 2 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
35 Railway Platform Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
36 Ratnaghar Sudhir Phadke 2 5 5 0 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
37 Riyaasat Avinash Vyas 0 2 2 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
38 Sardaar Jagmohan Sursagar 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
39 Seema Shankar Jaikishan 5 5 5 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (1)
40 Shikaar Bulo C Rani 1 2 1 1 0 0 Arshi Ajmeri
41 Shiv Bhakt Chitragupta 1 4 4 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
42 Shri 420 Shankar Jaikishan 10 6 2 4 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
43 Sitaara Ghulam Mohammad 4 6 6 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
44 Society S D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
45 Taanga Waali Salil Chaudhari 6 6 4 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
46 Teerandaaz C Ramchandra 2 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
47 Tees Maar Khan Sardul Kwatra 0 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
48 Udan Khatola Naushaad 9 9 9 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
49 Veer Rajputaani Bulo C Rani 3 3 3 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
50 Yaasmeen C Ramchandra 9 9 8 1 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (8) Tanveer Naqvi (1)
Total 50 movies 31 MDs 165 218 177 30 10 1 32 lyricists

Statistically, this was the second most prolific year ever d]for Lata Mangeshkar. This year she sang 218 songs, which was just 5 songs fewer than her all time record of 223 songs that she had set in 1951.

In 1955, she gave playback in 50 movies. To put things in perspective, 120 movies were released in 1955 and they contained 1016 songs. So Lata Mangeshkar gave plaback in 42 % of the movies released in 1955 and her voice appeared in 22 % of the songs created that year !

In 1955, Lata Mangeshkar worked with 31 music directors and 32 lyricists. She worked with nine music directors for the first time this year. They were Amarnath, B D Burman, Chitragupta, Jagmohan Sursagar, Jaidev, Manohar Arora, N Datta, Ravi and S Mohinder. This yaer, she worked with seven lyricists for the first time. They were Arshi Ajmeri, Raj Baldev Raj, Meera Bai, Pt Madhur, Nigar, Ravi and Sartaj.

By the end of 1955, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 1344 songs in 326 movies. The blog contains 1110 of these songs. This year, she became the first playback singer to sing over one thousand solo songs in Hindi movies. By the end of 1955, she had worked with 79 Music directors and 106 lyricists. That way, she completed a century of lyricists as well.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1955 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
Total upto 1955 326 movies 1110 1344 1006 245 63 30

One can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang in 50 movies that were released in 1955. All Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in 24 of these movies. So we only have 26 movies left from which Lata Mangeshkar songs can still be covered.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “Aaj Ki Baat”(1955). This movie was produced and directed by Leela Chitnis to launch the career of her son Ajeet Chitnis. The movie had Ajeet Chitnis, Uday, Chitra, Bipin Gupta, Manmohan Krishna, Sunder, Leela Chitnis etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the blog. The movie had three Lata solos. One of these songs has been covered.

Here is the second Lata song from “Aaj Ki Baat”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar is penned by Raj Baldev raj (working with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time). Snehal Bhatkar is the music director.

A very nice song, appearing fresh as daisy. I listened to this song for the first time only just now. A forgotten gem of a song that deserves to be better known among music lovers.


Song-Aaj ki raat dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat(Aaj Ki Baat)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Raj Baldev Raj, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

aaj ki raat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

dil ki dabee aawaaz ko sun le ae ae ae
dil ki dabee aawaaz ko sun le ae ae ae
kaliyaan phool bani hain chun le
kaliyaan phool bani hain chun le
bhar le jholi
jholi bhar le
jholi bhar le
preet laga (?)
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

idhar nazaare
udhar nazaare
raat ke haathhon mein aen aen
chaand aur taare
idhar nazaare
udhar nazaare
raat ke haathhon mein aen
chaand aur taare
kar le chori
chori kar le
chori kar le ae
soch na baat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

jo karna hai
kar le ek dam
jo karna hai
kar le ek dam
kal kya hoga
kar na koi gham
kal kya hoga
kar na koi gham
keh de dil se
dil se keh de
dil se keh de
dil ki baat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat


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Blog Day :

4506 Post No. : 16048

Today (18 November 2020) has got to be an important day in the calendar of Hindi Film Song lovers, especially those who are interested in the history of HFM and its artists. It was on this day 69 years ago that Harmandir Singh Hamraaz, the man behind Hindi Film Geet Kosh (HFGK) was born on 18 November 1951.

We in this blog are very familiar with Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraaz. The fact that we now have the details of almost all Hindi movies and their songs from 1931 till 1985 is something that we take for granted today. But that was not always the case. When we were growing up, there was no authentic record like HFGK those days. Hearsay ruled the roost. Artists claimed to have sung tens of thousands of songs. Their words were accepted and even included in publications such as Guinness Books of world records.

We lived in an era before internet and even TV. Information on any subject was difficult to obtain, so any information was like gold dust. Today we are upto date on informations pertaining to election results, sporting events results etc, but that was not the case till 1970s. I was a cricket enthusiast, but I often learnt about the results of cricket matches after several days, and sometimes even after weeks.

Information about Hindi movie songs was entirely dependent upon access to its record, or depended on the announcement made about the song on radio station. There were many Hindi movie music fans who were into noting down lyrics of songs. I was among them. I needed to listen to the lyrics of a song quite a few times on radio before I managed to get the lyrics correct. I would then note the lyrics down in a diary. Alongwith the lyrics, details about singers, lyricist and music director were also noted down, as announced on radio stations broadcasting these songs.

That diary had about 200 such lyrics. During those days (1970s), I had no idea how many songs of interest were there in Hindi movies. I was not alone, no one else was any wiser. In any case, I was only interested in new songs, recorded after 1970s. Older songs (any song prior to 1967) were “boring” to my mind. Singers like K L Saigal were objects of mirth for teenagers and pre teens like us, who wondered why these old timers could not sing like Kishore Kumar.

It was in 1980 that the first volume of HFGK (chronologically the third volume, namely volume III- dealing with songs of the third decade- 1951 to 1960) was published. It was published without any fanfare. It was followed by volume II (songs from 1941 to 1950)in 1984, volume IV (1961 to 1970) in 1986 and volume I (1931 to 1940)in 1988. Volume V (1971 to 1980) was released in 1991. All these were accompanied by functions graced by film personalities.

After a long wait of 18 years, volume VI (1980 to 1985) was published on 14 march 2018.

These compilations were authentic because the number of movies released were taken from authorised sources. Movies in India could only be released after obtaining censor certificate, and these censor offices had the list of movies censored by them. Number of songs available in these movies were taken from movie booklets, catalogues of record companies etc.

Collecting information contained in these volumes and presenting them in book form, and finally getting them printed and published had been a Herculean task. Harmandir Singh Hamraaz was doing something which was never done before. And he was doing it in a country where there is not much appreciation for this kind of work, no matter if it rewrote Hindi Film music history. In India, people do not buy even normal books and magazines, so it was not very likely that most “music lovers” would buy such volumimous books on a topic that is clearly a non best seller. Forget selling these books, there were no takers for publishing these books either. Finally Harmandir Singh Hamraaz had to publish these volumes himself. The responsibility of publishing Volume III in 1980 was taken up my Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraaz’s father.

Harmandir Singh Hamraaz got married only after he had seen the publication of volume III in 1980. His wife has been the publisher of the subsequent volumes of HFGK.

People today cannot imagine the influence of HFGK on our knowledge of HFM. When people went through the contents of the HFGK, they realised that only about 44,000 songs were created in Hindi movies from 1931 to 1980. Only around 25000 songs were created between 1945 and 1975. And we had two playback legends claiming to have sung 25000 and 28000 songs respectively during this period ! On counting their songs, it turned out that their actual count was in the region of 5000 songs each.

Even less prolific singers were supposed to have sung thousands of songs in the pre HFGK days. Influenced by HFGK, Mukesh Geet Kosh was published and it turned out that Mukesh had sung less than 1000 songs in Hindi movies. Mukesh fans were quite unhappy with Harish Raghuvanshi jee, a major contributor of HFGK and the author of Mukesh Geet kosh. 🙂

A blog like ours cannot be imagined in its present form if we did not have HFGK available to us. Thanks of HFGK, we can accurately gauge the progress of the blog on a regular basis. For instance, HFGK volume III tells us that the decade of 1950s (1951 to 1960) had 1160 movies and about 9000 songs. The blog today has 5099 songs from 1007 movies from this decade. Based on information from HFGK, we know when we cover all the songs of a movie. We know for sure that 384 of these 1007 movies have been YIPPEED. So we only need to look at the songs of 1007-348= 659 movies plus the 153 missing movies. So we know for sure that a little under 4000 songs from this decade are yet to be covered. Not every song will be available. yet that gives us an idea which movies and which songs to search for.

That is not all. HFGK also tells us about our progress in covering songs of a particular year, a particular artist etc. Thanks to the information contained in various volumes of HFGK, now we can say with confidence that we have less than 100 songs each to be covered for artists like S D Burman, Naushad, O P Nayyar, Roshan, Shailendra etc. We can confidently state that the year 1968 saw 458 songs created in 72 movies and that the blog has 313 of these songs (from 68 movies). So we are just 145 songs short of covering all the songs of the year 1968.

One can say that HGFK has opened an entirely new dimension for Hindi Film music lovers to explore and savour. With advent of time, Internet has happened which has made it very easy for people to collaborate online. Harmandir Singh jee left us the treasure of HFGK. Now we can go through its contents and seek to search for songs and movies that we may not otherwise be aware of.

He compiled HFGK in an era before computers and internet. Today, equipped with them, we can use the data contained in HFGK and gain valuable insight into HFM. In a way, we and others like us are reaping the rewards of HFGK. We in this blog are in a way trying to take the next step, namely trying and locating all the songs mentioned in HFGK, and gaining information that was not available at the time HFGK got compiled.

While Harmandir Singh Hamraaz is well known among hardcore HFM historians, he is not known among casual music lovers and definitely not in government circles. He deserves government recognition for his Herculean task. He should have been awarded Padmshree for his contributions. As fas as I know, these awards are accorded only if someone gives nomination. In most cases, the persons themselves send their own nominations. Knowing important persons in the Government also helps. It is clear that a self respecting person like Har Mandir Singh jee will not send his own nomination. I think some hardcore HFM lovers should take the lead and send his name for Padmshree. He richly deserves this honour.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Laadli”(1949). This movie, HFGK part II tells us, is directed by J P Advani for Variety Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterjee, Jairaj, Kuldeep, Sulochana (senior), Ramesh Sinha, Shivnath Seth, Pt Iqbal, Narbada Shankar, Urvashi, Shivji, Randheer etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Lata Mangeshkar’s voice figured in seven songs. Four out of these seven songs have been covered in the past.

The song under discussion is sung by Lata. Nazim Panipati is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

What a fun song it is ! I am sure that most of us would not have become aware of it without consulting HFGK.

I take this opportunity to wish Shree Harmandir Singh Hamraaz a very happy birhday. Let there be many more happy returns of the day.


Song-Khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaazaa re(Laadli)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

intzari mein teri saara sitamber beeta
rote rote teri furkat mein november beeta
aahen bhar bhar ke ye kehta hai calendar mujhse
hichkiyaan lete huye saara december beeta aa aa aa aa aa

khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re ae
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re ae
o baabu mere
aath roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re

dil tere hizr mein deewaana bana jaata hai
thandi aaho se barf khaana bana jaata hai
thandi aaho se barf khaana bana jaata hai
do hi ashkon se hua aa aa aa aa aa
do hi ashkon se hua unki gali mein keechad
meri afsaani bhi afsaana bana jaata hai
arre aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa dil ka rog mita ja re
mita ja re
mita ja re
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re
o ainak waale
aath roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re

ho gaye qaid mere dil ko churaane waale
haspatalon mein gaye aankh milaane waale ae
haspatalon me gaye aankh milaane waale
aa tujhe dil ki main aen aen aen aen
aa tujhe dil ki main ik lori suna du jaalim
o mujhe hizr ke choolhe mein jalaane waale
mere dil ki ee ee ee
mere dil ki lagi bujha ja re
bujha ja re
bujha ja re
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re
o baabu mere
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re


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Blog Day :

4504 Post No. : 16044

Today, November 16th 2020 is the 53rd Remembrance Day of the music director, Roshan Lal Nagrath (14/07/1917 – 16/11/1967). In 1951, he had composed teri duniya mein dil lagta nahi waapas bula le for ‘Baawre Nain’ (1951).The Almighty seemed to have taken his composition seriously and snatched him away from us early at the age of 50.

Most of Roshan’s song compositions were like poems woven in Hindustani classical music. This was but natural because firstly, he was trained in Hindustani classical music in Marris College of Music (now Bhatkhande Music Institute) in Lucknow in the 1930s. During the same period, he had also learnt Sarod from Ustad Allauddin Khan and later learnt Dilruba/Esraj on his own. Secondly, he worked with illustrious lyricists who were also poets, like Kidar Sharma, Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Shakeel Badayuni, Neeraj, Bharat Vyas, Kavi Pradeep etc.

In 1940, Roshan joined All India Radio (AIR), Delhi as a musician where he came into contact with Khurshid Anwar who had joined AIR as Music Programme Producer in 1939. Roshan worked in AIR for about 8 years during which he got the rich experience as a musician for all types of semi-classical music like thumris, dadras, ghazals, qawwalis and also the folk songs. During his stint in AIR, Roshan got married to Ira Moitra who was a regular singer at AIR, Delhi.

In 1948, Roshan decided to shift to Mumbai to try a career in Hindi film industry as a music director. Due to his wife Ira Roshan’s acquaintance with Anil Biswas, Roshan got the first-hand exposure of composing songs for films from Anil Biswas by attending his song recordings. During this period, he also worked with his erstwhile AIR colleague, music director Khurshid Anwar as his music assistant for ‘Singaar’ (1949). After this assignment, it was struggling days for him as he did not have any assignment.

Roshan met Kidar Sharma, producer-director, who had already announced his film, ‘Neki Aur Badi’ (1949) with Snehal Bhatkar as the music director. He found Roshan to be musically talented person. Knowing that Roshan was going through hard days, Kidar Sharma decided to entrust the work of music direction to him with the consent of Snehal Bhatkar. [Incidentally, for ‘Gunaah’ (1953), after one song, Kidar Sharma had replaced Roshan with his consent and entrusted the music direction to Snehal Bhatkar]. Unfortunately, ‘Neki Aur Badi’ (1949) badly flopped at the box office. Roshan was devasted and went into depression. Again, Kidar Sharma came to his rescue and entrusted him the music direction of his next film ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950).

The box office success of ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950) with almost all the 9 songs in the film becoming popular, established Roshan as a successful music director. This success was followed by ‘Ham Log’ (1951), ‘Malhar’ (1951), ‘Anhonee’ (1952), ‘Naubahaar’ (1952), Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) etc. Roshan did not have a good success in the second half of 1950s as a result of which he had taken some ‘B’ grade films’ assignments. In the 1960s, like ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950), Roshan started with ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960) which become one of the biggest block busters of 1960 with all its songs becoming popular.

Career-wise, 1960s were the best period for Roshan. He had a spate of musical successes in ‘Aarati’ (1962), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’ (1964), ‘Bheegi Raat’ (1965), ‘Mamta’ (1966), ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967), ‘Anokhi Raat’ (1967) etc.

Mukesh was a friend of Roshan during their Delhi days in the early 40s. With Raj Kapoor in ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950), Mukesh was the obvious choice to sing for Raj Kapoor under his music direction. One can say that it was with Mukesh Roshan started his musical success in ‘Baawre Nain’, ‘Malhaar’ (1951) and ‘Hum Log’ (1951). Incidentally, when Mukesh produced his first film ‘Malhaar’ (1951), he entrusted the music direction to his friend Roshan.

Following the contractual obligation for Mukesh under which he could not sing songs for any other films during the making of ‘Maashooka’ (1953) in which he was the lead actor, Roshan’s collaboration with Mohammed Rafi among other male playback singers began to a greater extent than the earlier period. During 1953-56, Mukesh was concentrating mainly in his acting career and so was Talat Mehmood. This gave Rafi an opportunity to consolidate his collaboration with other music directors. In due course of time, Rafi’s collaboration with Roshan rose to such an extent that post 1954, Rafi became the main male playback singer for Roshan and sang most of the songs for Roshan among the male playback singers. . Among the female playback singers, obviousely, Lata Mangeshkar was Roshan’s main singer followed by Asha Bhosle.

Interestingly, Roshan’s musical career really took off with his association with Mukesh in Baawre Nain’ (1950) and ended with Mukesh in Roshan’s last film, ‘Anokhi Raat’ (1968).

The discussion on Roshan would remain incomplete without discussing his role in making the filmy qawwalis popular. If Madan Mohan was regarded as the king in the musical compositions of ghazals, Roshan was the king of the musical compositions of qawwalis. In ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954), Roshan composed his first qawaali – an all ladies qawwali ‘har baat puchhiye ye haqeeqat na puchhiye’. But his most popular qawwalis came from the pen of Sahir Ludhainvi in ‘Baabar’ (1960), Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

The piece de resistance among the filmy qawwalis both for Roshan and Sahir Ludhianvi is the immortal na to kaarwaan ki talash hai ……ye ishq ishq hai from ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). This is an unique qawwali. To the best of my knowledge, it is Hindi’s films’ longest qawwali (12minutes). It is the only filmy qawwali in which apart from Urdu/Persian/Hindi words, 4 lines in Punjabi and few words in Brijbhasha have been used. It is the only filmy qawwali in which an extensive definition of ‘ishq’ has been outlined to include not only the Sufiyana tradition of love towards God but also the spiritual love of Radha-Krishna, Meerabai, Seeta and Ram, Lord Buddha, Masiha among others. This type of qawwalis can only happen in India beacuse of its composite culture. Both Roshan and Sahir Ludhianvi had spent their formative stages of life in the neighbourhood of muslims and Hindu/Sikhs, respectively.

For Roshan, it was a challenging work to sustain the audience and listeners’ interest in 12-minute qawwali especially at a time when people had no patience to listen to even 3-minute songs in the theatres. It was the ingenuity of Roshan that he composed the qawwali, dividing in three broad segments with varying melodies and rhythms and ending with fast tempo and crescendo. It is also a qawwali in which five playback singers lent their voices – Manna Dey, S D Batish, Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra and Mohammed Rafi.

During his filmy career (1949-1967), Roshan composed around 435 songs in 58 films of which the Blog has covered 347 songs as of date.

On the occasion of the 53rd Remembrance Day of Roshan, I am presenting a melodious song, ‘chheen liya beimaan mera dil’ from ‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962). The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and is picturised on Nalini Jaywant. The words are of Pandit Shivkumar which have been set to music by Roshan. Apparently, the tune of the song is inspired from Roshan’s own song, saari saari raat teri yaad sataaye.

Video link:

Audio link:

Song-Chheen liya re beimaan mera dil (Zindagi Aur Hum)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Shivkumar, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
toot na jaaye kahin
toot na jaaye ae
toot na jaaye beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan

sona na maanga roopa na manga
nahin maanga dhan dhaan ho o
jaadu ki joro baandhi najariya
kar diye bekal praan ho o
kar diye bekal praan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil

champa na maanga
chameli na maangi
na rang ras ki khaan ho o
tere ishaare pe bagiya ki bagiya
kar deti kurbaan ho o
kar deti kurbaan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil

naam na jaanoon
gaam na jaanoon
na pehli pehchaan ho o
kaise tikaa loon kaise nikaaloon
shaam ka tu mehmaan ho o
shaam ka tu mehmaan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
toot na jaaye kahin
toot na jaaye ae
toot na jaaye beimaan mera dil


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Blog Day :

4504 Post No. : 16043

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part VIII: Year 1954
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In this episode, we arrive at the ninth year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. Like in the past six years, this year too she dominated, singing 172 songs in 43 movies out of 117 movies released in the year.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1954 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Amar Naushad 7 7 7 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
2 Angaarey S D Burman 6 6 5 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
3 Baadshah Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
4 Baap Beti Roshan 4 4 4 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
5 Baaraati Roshan 4 4 3 0 1 0 D N Madhok (2) Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
6 Baazooband Md Shafi 2 5 5 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan (3) Daag (1) Pt Chandrashekhar (1)
7 Bahut Din Huye B S Kalla 2 7 6 0 1 0 Pt Indra
8 Bhai Sahab Ninu Majumdar 0 2 2 0 0 0 Shailendra
9 Biraj Bahu Salil Chaudhary 1 1 0 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
10 Chaalis Baaba Ek Chor S D Burman 7 8 6 2 0 0 P L Santoshi
11 Chaandni Chowk Roshan 5 5 4 0 0 1 Shailendra (3) Majrooh Sultanpuri (2)
12 Chor Baazaar Sardar Malik 3 3 3 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Daaku Ki Ladki Hemant Kumar 3 5 3 2 0 0 S H Bihari (3) Kaif Irfani (2)
14 Danka Aziz Hindi 2 2 2 0 0 0 Nazim Panipati (1) Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (1)
15 Ehsaan Madan Mohan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
16 Guzaara Ghulam Mohammad 1 3 2 1 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
17 Haar Jeet S D Batish 1 1 1 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
18 Kavi C Ramchandra 1 1 0 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
19 Maan Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Kaif Bhopali (3) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
20 Manohar S V Venkatraman 0 2 1 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil
21 Meenaar C Ramchandra 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
22 Mehbooba Roshan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi (2) Majrooh (1) Indeewar (1)
23 Naagin Hemant Kumar 9 9 8 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
24 Naastik C Ramchandra 8 8 6 2 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
25 Naaz Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Satyendra Athhaiyya (2) Prem Dhawan (2) Kidar Sharma (1)
26 Naukri Salil Chaudhary 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
27 Pahli Jhalak C Ramchandra 6 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
28 Pahli Taarikh Sudhir Phadke 1 1 1 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
29 Parichay Shailesh 2 4 4 0 0 0 Akhtar Yusuf (3) Keshav (1)
30 Pensioner Hansraj Bahl 0 1 1 0 0 0 A Shah Shikarpuri
31 Pilpili Sahab Sardul Kwatra 3 6 3 3 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
32 Pooja Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (1) Shailendra (3)
33 Radha Krishna S D Burman 2 6 5 0 1 0 Narendra Sharma (2) Sahir Ludhianvi (2) Satyendra Athhaiyya (2)
34 Rishta K Datta 1 2 2 0 0 0 Pt Phaani
35 Samaaj Arun Kumar Mukherjee 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
36 Samrat Hemant Kumar 3 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
37 Shabaab Naushad 7 7 5 2 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
38 Shart Hemant Kumar 4 4 3 1 0 0 S H Bihari (3) Rajinder Krishan (1)
39 Shiv Kanya Manna Dey 1 1 1 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
40 Subah Ka Taara C Ramchandra 6 6 4 1 1 0 Noor Lucknowi (5) Dewan Sharar (1)
41 Suhaagan Vasant Ramchandra 0 4 4 0 0 0 Ehsan Rizvi (2) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (2)
42 Taxi Driver S D Burman 4 4 4 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
43 Toofaan S D Batish 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
Total 43 movies 25 MDs 140 172 144 23 4 1 35 Lyricists

In this year, Lata Mangeshkar achieved a major feat that went unnoticed at that time. She completed 1000 songs as a playback singer in Hindi films. She was the first playback singer to achieve this distinction in HFM.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1954 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3 All time highest figures in a year for Lata
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
Total upto 1954 276 movies 945 1126 829 215 53 29

During the year 1954, she worked for the first time with nine music directors- Arun Kumar Mukherjee, Aziz Hindi, B S Kalla, Ninu Majumdar, S V Venkatraman, Sardar Malik, Sardul Kwatra, Shailesh and Vasant -Ramchandra. As for lyricists, she worked for the first time with Akhtar Yusuf, Daagh, Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, Kaif Bhopali, Keshav, Pt Chandrashekhar, S H Bihari, Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Tanveer Naqvi, and Vishwamitra Adil.

By 1954, Lata Mangeshkar had worked with 68 music directors and 110 lyricists. Top six music directors, namely C Ramchandra (183), Shankar Jaikishan (108), Husnlal Bhagatram (98), Anil Biswas (98), Roshan (65) and Naushad (53) alone composed 705 of these Lata Mangeshkar songs !

Top six lyricists, viz Rajinder Krishan (160), Shailendra (87), Shakeel Badayuni (75), Hasrat Jaipuri (73), P L Santoshi (61) and Prem Dhawan (40) penned as many as 396 of these songs.

We notice that Lata Mangeshkar sang 172 songs in 43 movies of 1954. The blog has 140 of these songs. All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 30 of these movies are covered in the blog. That leaves us with only 13 movies of 1954 that offers us a few Lata Mangeshkar songs to discuss.

Alphabetically, the first such movie of 1954 is “Baazooband” (1954).

“Baazooband”(1954) was directed by Ashalata Biswas and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Variety Productions, Bombay. The movie had Sulochana Chatterji, Balraj Sahni, Roopmala, Anwar, Ramesh Kapoor, baby saroj, Om Prakash, Noorie, Linford, Shanta Kunwar, Noorjahana, Brahm, Indira, Sindura etc with Radhakishan as guest artist.

There were seven songs in the movie. Two songs from the movie has been discussed in the past.

The movie had five Lata Mangeshkar songs in it. They were all solo songs. The two songs covered in the blog were both Lata solos. So three more Lata songs are yet to be covered in the blog.

Here is the third such song from “Baazooband”(1954). the song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Prem Dhawan is the lyricst. Music is composed by Md Shafi. Like other Lata Mangeshkar songs, this song is picturised on Roopmala. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify others seen in the picturisation.


Song-Dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan (Baazooband)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Md Shafi

Lyrics

dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kaha ji chale ho kaha
mujhse daaman chhudake chale ho kaha ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

adhoori na rah jaaye dil ki kaahaani
ji dil ki kahaani
ghadi do ghadi ki hai ye zindagaani
ghadi do ghadi ki hai ye zindagaani
jalti shama bujha ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

haan ye jalwe ye shokhi ye nagme ye masti
na jaane ujad jaaye kab saari basti
na jaane ujad jaaye kab saari basti
aisi basti basaa ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

kayaamat hai mera zara sa ishaara
zara sa ishaara
bacha kab koi meri nazron ka maara
bacha kab koi meri nazron ka maara
mujhse nazren bacha ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
mujhse daman chhudaa ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4497 Post No. : 16030

‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962) was produced by Rashid Parwez and was directed by Pandit Anandkumar. The star cast included Nalini Jaywant, Chand Usmani, Naina, Dinesh, David, Leela Mishra, S Nazir, Mukri, Amar, Jagdish Kanwal, Chandabai, Anwaribai etc. The story was written by Pandit Shivkumar who was the elder brother of Pandit Anandkumar. Pandit Shivkumar also wrote lyrics for 5 of the 6 songs. It was a last film for Pandit Anandkumar as a director though he continued to write screen-play and dialogues for few more subsequent films. It was also the last film for Pandit Shivkumar if I go by the tribute given to him in the credit title of the film.

The highlight of the film is that a major part of the story revolves around the three main actresses – Nalini Jaywant, Chand Usmani and Naina. Hence, the six songs in the film were rendered by Lata Mangeshkar who has lip synced for all the three main actresses in the film. All the 6 songs (of which one song has two versions – solo version by Lata and duet version by Suman Kalyanpur and Sudha Malhotra) are very melodious. I am surprised as to why these songs set to music by Roshan are not as well-known as his equivalent songs in other films. As usual, the reason was that the film failed at the box office.

The DVD of the film is available on one of the video sharing platforms. Unfortunately, the film is heavily edited as a result of which there is some problems with the continuity of the story. With this limitation, I am attempting to present a gist of the story of the film below:

Chaudhari Niranjan Singh (S. Nazir) is a wealthy and a powerful landlord having two daughters – Tulsi (Chand Usmani) and Surajmukhi (Naina). In the neighbouhood, Kaudi (Nalini Jaywant) stays with her widowed mother (Leela Mishra). Tulsi, Surajmukhi and Kaudi are friends and they spend most of their time together. They always have some teasing sessions. In one of such sessions about their life partners, Surajmukhi’s says that she would marry a man of her choice while Tulsi says that she would marry a boy as per her father’s wishes. Kaudi on the other hand says that she would never marry in her life. But their fate is written something else.

There is a secret in Chaudhari Niranjan’s life. In the younger days, he had an affair with a widowed girl with whom he had a child out of wedlock. For the sake of family prestige, both the widowed girl and Chaudhari Niranjan decide to keep this as a secret. That child was none other than Tulsi and the widowed mother was also Kaudi’s mother.

After some years, Choudhari Niranjan plans for marrying Tulsi with a boy from his own community. He had selected Sujaan Singh, the son of his close friend as a bridegroom for Tulsi. Chaudhary Niranjan’s community leaders are against this marriage due to Tulsi being a child out of wedlock. But Choudhari goes ahead with the marriage. On the wedding day, when the couple were returning after the marriage, Sujaan is shot dead (probably akin to a honour killing). Tulsi returns to her home as a widow.

After some time, Manvir Singh (Dinesh, who has a double role in the film) along with his father (David) comes to Kaudi’s house for a temporary stay. Manvir Singh has returned from abroad after completing his education. The family had known each other. What surprises everyone is that Manvir Singh resembles Sujaan Singh. Being a guest in Kaudi’s house, both Manvir Singh and Kaudi have some ‘nonk-jhonk’ (light teasing arguments). In this process, Kaudi develops liking for him. Both Tulsi and Surajmukhi had been the childhood friends of Manvir Singh as his father was a friend of Chaudhari Niranjan.

In the meanwhile, Chaudhuri Niranjan is looking for a bridegroom for his second daughter, Surajmukhi and he has already selected Manvir Singh. Surajmukhi is happy about her father’s selection as she also secretly loves him. During the discussion with Manvir Singh’s father, Chaudhary offers 50 acres of land as a dowry which he raises to 100 acres. But Manvir Singh declines to marry a girl on the strength of her father’s money power.

Ever since Manvir Singh has come to stay in Kaudi’s house as a guest, Tulsi gets to see him often. But whenever she sees him or hears when he plays his flute, she gets convulsion and falls on the ground injuring herself. She thinks that her husband Sujaan has resurfaced. Both Kaudi and Surajmukhi tries to convince Tulsi that it is her illusion as he is not Sujaan. But she is not convinced. In this milieu, a situation develops in which all the three girls, Tulsi, Surajmukhi and Kaudi secretly love Manvir Singh but there is no reciprocation from his side to any one of them.

In the meanwhile, in the greed of getting 100 acres of land from Chaudhari Niranjan as dowry for marrying Surajmukhu, Manvir Singh’s father pressurizes the son to agree to marry her. In disgust, Manver Singh leaves the house to meet Chaudhary Niranjan in his mansion. After seeing him, Chaudhari Niranajan is perplexed as he is also surprise to find him resembling Sujaan. Manvir Singh makes it very clear to Chaudhari Niranjan that he has come with intention of his marriage with Tulsi after coming to know of unfortunate events in her life. Chaudhari Niranjan gets angry on Manvir Singh and ask him to leave. Surajmukhi secretly hears this conversation. This news also goes to Tulsi also who show happiness. Later Manvir Singh meets Tulsi to get her nod for the marriage. But after seeing him, she once again gets convulsion from which she does not recover and dies.

With this incidence, Surajmukhi decides to leave her father’s house as she does not need any worldly pleasure. However, Manvir’s father persuades her to return for his own vested interest to getting a fat dowry. Both Chaudhary Niranjan and Manvir Singh’s greedy father think that deck is now cleared for marriage of Surajmukhi with Manvir Singh. But there is a twist in the tale. When all of them arrive at Kaudi’s house, they find that Manvir Singh has already married to Kaudi. After some arguments, wiser counsel prevails on Chaudhari Niranjan Singh and with the consent of Surajmukhi, he agrees to formally get Kaudi married to Manvir Singh at his expenses in his haveli as a penance for his daughter Tulsi.

The film has an unusual story line in the genre of family drama. Pandit Shivkumar’s dialogues are crisp without using long monologues. The language used in the dialogues is a mix of high-sounding Hindi and Urdu words and sounds quite different from the usual ‘Hindustani’ used in the family drama. All the main actors in the film including the new comers Naina and Dinesh have given good performances. For Director Pandit Anandkumar and music director, Roshan, the film is their repeat performances in ‘Naubahaar’ (1952) in regards to the music composition of the songs and the picturization thereof.

Despite good story, good performances by the main actors and melodious songs, why did the film failed to score on the box offices? In my view, the film did not have ‘star value’ in the sense that barring Nalini Jaywant who was already on a declining trajectory on her acting career, none of the other actors had the capacity to attract the cinegoers. There were also no box-office ‘ingredients’ like villain, mujra dances, fights etc. Even the role of Chaudhari Niranjan as the landlord had no villainous character and hence no mujra dances and fights.

‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962) had 6 songs, including a double version song of which 3 songs have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 4th song, jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya, sung by Lata Mangeshkar to appear on the Blog. The song is written by Pandit Shivkumar which is set to music by Roshan. The song is picturised on Nalini Jaywant.

I have come across on the internet at many places that Shiv Kumar Saroj has been accredited to the songs of this film except one song which is written by Veer Mohammed Puri. However, I have gone by the name given in the credit title which is ‘Pandit Shivkumar’.

I feel that Shiv Kumar Saroj who was a well-known announcer with Radio Ceylon during 1959-68 is a different person than Pandit Shivkumar. It is evident from the credit title of the film where it is mentioned that the film is dedicated to Pandit Shivkumar who could not see his visions realised. This indicates that at the time of release of the film, he was not alive to see his film which he wrote. Pandit Shivkumar started his filmy career in mid 1930s with Prabhat Film Company as writer. Later, his younger brother Pandit Anandkumar joined him. Shiv Kumar Saroj occasionally wrote lyrics for films from 1966 (Naag Mandir) till about mid-1980s.

With this song, only two songs from the film are left to be covered which I propose to cover in my next set of articles slated for this month.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya (Zindagi aur Hum)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Shiv Kumar, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)

jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi
jhooloongi
jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya

tere kaaran jhoola daala
naihar ki amraai
teri preet ke geet alaape
koyal sun sharmaayi
ae ri ae ri mujhe
ae ri ae ri mujhe laagi najariya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi ee
jhooloongi
jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya

bhaav ki daali chaav ki aali
prem dor latkaayi
bhaav na jaana chaav na jaana
jhonka de jhatkaayi
ae ri ae ri mujhe
ae ri ae ri mujhe aayi sooratiya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi
jhooloongi
jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya

toone aisa jaadu daala
sab sudh budh bisraayi
tere rang mein rang liya baana
ban thhan kar itraayi
ae ri ae ri main to
ae ri ae ri main to bhooli dagariya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi ee
jhooloongi
jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi ee
jhooloongi


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4497 Post No. : 16029

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part VII: Year 1953
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Lata Mangeshkar, who had made her playback debut in 1940s (in Marathi movies) had to struggle for quite a few years to find a foothold in Hindi movies playback singing. By 1947, she had a grand total of 9 songs to show as a playback singer in HFM. Still, by the time the decade of 1940s ended, Lata Mangeshkar had a meteoric rise to the very top.

It is said that climbing to the top is easier, but remaining at the top is more difficult. We see that Lata Mangeshkar, after rising to the top in 1949, and statistically touching her highest peak in 1951 (223 songs) stayed close to her peak in subsequent years, without climbing down too low. The tally of 194 songs for movies of 1953 is only 29 songs lesser than her all time record of 223 songs for movies released in a calender year. So, one sees that Lata Mangeshkar was not a meteor, but a star.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1953 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aabshaar Bhola Shreshtha 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
2 Aagosh Roshan 6 6 3 2 1 0 Shailendra (2) Indeewar (2) Kaif Irfani (1) Uddhav Kumar (1)
3 Aah Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (3)
4 Aakaash Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Satyendra Athhaiyya (1) Manmohan Sabir (1)
5 Aansoo Husnlal Bhagatram 4 5 3 2 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
6 Aas Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
7 Alif Laila Shyam Sundar 4 4 2 2 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
8 Anand Bhawan Vasant Desai 5 5 4 1 0 0 Noor Lucknowi (4) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
9 Anarkali C Ramchandra 9 9 8 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (5) Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
10 Aurat Shankar Jaikishan 9 9 9 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (6) Shailendra (3)
11 Baabla S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
12 Baaghi S D Burman 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
13 Daara Md Shafi 3 5 4 1 0 0 Indeewar(1) Anjum Jaipuri (1) Madhup Sharma (1) Saba Afghani (1) Prem Sarang (1)
14 Dard e Dil R C Boral 1 2 2 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (1) D N Madhok (1)
15 Dhuaan Vasant Desai (4) Dhaniram (1) 5 5 4 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
16 Dhun Madan Mohan 5 5 4 1 0 0 Kaif Irfani (4) Bharat Vyas (1)
17 Do Beegha Zameen Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 2 0 0 Shailendra
18 Fareb Anil Biswas 5 5 4 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
19 Farmaaish Husnlal Bhagatram 4 4 3 0 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
20 Firdaus * Roshan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
21 Ghar baar Vasant Prabhu 1 3 3 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani (2) Indeewar (1)
22 Gunaah Snehal Bhatkar 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kidar Sharma
23 Hamdard Anil Biswas 4 4 2 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
24 Hamsafar Ali Akbar Khan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
25 Jallianwaala Baag Ki Jyoti Anil Biswas 1 2 1 1 0 0 Uddav Kumar (1) Majrooh Sultanpuri (1)
26 Jeewan Jyoti S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
27 Jhaanjhar C Ramchandra 8 8 6 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
28 Jhamela C Ramchandra 4 7 2 5 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
29 Ladki C Ramchandra (4) R Sudarshanam-Dhaniram (2) 5 6 5 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
30 Laila Majnu Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 0 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
31 Lehren C Ramchandra 1 4 2 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
32 Maalkin Roshan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
33 Madmast V Balsara 2 2 2 0 0 0 Madhukar Rajasthani
34 Mayurpankh Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (3) Shailendra (3)
35 Mehmaan Anil Biswas 2 4 3 0 0 1 P N Rangeen (2) Uddhav Kumar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
36 Naina Manna Dey 1 2 2 0 0 0 Uddhav Kumar (1) P L Santoshi (1)
37 Naya Ghar Shankar Jaikishan 5 5 5 0 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
38 Patita Shankar Jaikishan 3 3 2 1 0 0 Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
39 Raahi Anil Biswas 4 6 2 0 0 4 Prem Dhawan
40 Shagoofa C Ramchandra 4 8 7 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
41 Shahanshah S D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
42 Shikast Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Shailendra (6) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
43 Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu R C Boral 1 4 3 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
44 Surang Shivramkrishna 3 3 3 0 0 0 Shewan Rizvi
45 Teen Batti Chaar Raasta Shivramkrishna 5 5 4 0 0 1 Shewan Rizvi
Total 45 movies 22 MDs 169 195 149 35 5 6 27 Lyricists

* Note:- The one solo song of “Firdaus”(1953), viz Phool chun le mere baalam was also there in “Naubahaar”(1952).

We see that Lata Mangeshkar sang 194 songs in 44 movies- excluding “Firdaus” song, which was actually a song of “Naubahaar”(1952).

Lata Mangeshkar added some new musical collaborators during this year. Music directors Dhaniram, R Sudarshanam-Dhaniram, R C Boral, Salil Chaudhary, Pt Shivramkrishna and Vasant-Prabhu composed songs for Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in this year 1953. Madhup Sharma, Madhukar Rajasthani, Manmohan Sabir and Saba Afghani penned songs for Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in this year.

Shankar Jaikishan and C Ramchandra were the major music directors for her this year. Shankar Jaikishan composed 44 songs in her voice in 7 movies. C Ramchandra composed 40 songs in her voice in 6 movies. So these two music directors composed 50% of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in movies of 1953 !

Rajinder Krishan penned 47 songs in 8 movies whereas Shailendra penned 32 songs for her in 10 movies. So these two lyricists penned almost 45 % of all songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar this year. It shows that Lata Mangeshkar was being backed by the top music directors and top lyricists of the time.

Out of 44 movies of 1953 where Lata Mangeshkar lent her vice, all her songs in majority of these movies are already covered. Some Lata Mangeshkar songs are yet to be covered in 13 movies.

By the end of 1953, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 953 songs in HFM. As many as 490 of these songs (53%) were under the batons of five music directors , namely C Ramchandra (158 songs), Husnlal Bhagatram (98 songs), Shankar Jaikishan (98 songs),Anil Biswas (88 songs) and Roshan (48 songs). As for lyricists 383 out of 953 songs (40%) were penned by just five lyricists, namely Rajinder Krishan (136 songs), Shailendra (74 songs), Hasrat Jaipuri (62 songs), Shakeel Badayuni (58) and P L Santoshi (53 songs). By 1953, Lata Mangeshkar had worked with 59 Music directors and 94 lyricists.

“Aansoo”(1953) is alphabetically the first movie of 1953 that still has some leftover Lata songs not yet discussed in the blog. “Aansoo”(1953) was directed by Shanti Kumar for Famous Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar, Pran, Nawab, Amirbai Karnataki, Indu Pal, Chaman Puri, Rajkumari, Kabil Amritsari, Parvati Devi, C Nazeer, Indira Bansal, Mumtaz mati, Roopmati, Suhel Chaudhary, Satyarani, Aruna Mehta, Shrimati Homi Master, Ghulam Hussain, Madan Singh, Madan Mohan, Sudesh Kumar, Baby Kumkum, Baby Kavita, Baby Suman, Binu Brar etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. There were five Lata Mangeshkar songs in it. Three were solos and two were duets (with Rafi). Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth and final Lata song from “Aansoo”(1953). This song is a solo song. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of the song is available. Seeing that Kamini Kaushal was the leading lady, one can guess that the song was lipsynced by her on screen. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

After this song, only one song is left from “”Aansoo”(1953). Details of this song “Chha rahi kaali ghata jiyara mora lahraaye hai” is not gven in HFGK, HFGK makes a guess that this song was probably sung by Shamshad Begam. These is a famous song with this mukhda by Begam Akhtar. I wonder if this sing was sung by Begam Akhtar. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this matter.


Song-Judaai ki khabar hoti agar deedaar se pahle (Aansoo)(1953) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

tukde uthha ke dil ke
ham door jaa rahe hain
tumse kiye thhe waade ae
wo yaad aa rahe ae ae hain aen aen

judaai ki khabar hoti agar deedar se pahle
judaai ki khabar hoti agar deedar se pahle
to marne ki duaa karte tumhaare pyaar se pahle
judaai ki

agar ye jaante
tumse juda ik roz hona hai
agar maaloom hota pyaar ka anjaam rona hai
hazaaron baar ham tum sochte ikraar se pahle
hazaaron baar ham tum sochte ikraar se pahle
judaai ki

arre duniya ke maalik
kya aa mila
bekas ko thhukra ke ae
bekas ko o thhukra ke
khushi ki daur ghadiyaan tumse maangi haath phailaa ke
mere aansu to aakar dekhta inkaar se pahle
mere aansu to aakar dekhta inkaar se pahle
judaai ki khabar hoti agar deedar se pahle
judaai ki


This article is written by nahm, 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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4496 Post No. : 16028

Munawwar Sultana – 96th Birth Anniversary on 08/11/2020

The name Munawwar means, shining brightly or aglow. Combined with Sultana, it becomes “an empress who shone with a bright light”. Munawwar Sultana was born on 8th November, 1924 at Lahore, she had a compact but meaningful career from 1941 to 1956 of working in 28 films. After this she settled down to married life and devoted her-self to raising her family. She expired at the age of 82 on 15th September 2007.

I have not seen any of the films she acted in but some of the songs picturised on her are my personal favorites. The song Afsaana likh rahi hoon de=il e bekaraar ka is one of those songs which will be remembered till hindi film songs are remembered. From what I have read about her career, she was very much part of the A list actors and film makers of the era, and she quit while still in demand. She might even have cut down on films because she wanted to quit. She never made a comeback despite living in Mumbai all her life and in the thick of things at Pali Hill. The busiest and eventful time of her career is from 1947 to 1952.

Another important film of Munawwar Sultana is Babul 1950, which has her lip syncing this famous unforgettable duet Milte hi aankhen dil huaa deewaana kisi ka .

I was looking for a song picturised on her and found this film “Pyar Ki Manzil” 1950, with music by Husnlal Bhagartam. It is my experience that whenever I have stumbled upon their songs, I have not moved on to look for a better choice. So here is the melodious, female duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum.

Here is the list of this films songs already posted in the blog;

Song Date of posting
Aankhon mein aankhen daal ke 16 May 2011
Bichhde huye saajan ki 20 June 2011
Ae chaand zaraa sun le 28 September 2011
Padosan ke ladke ne dil mera chheena 2 February 2015
Bheega hua daaman hai to aankhon mein hai paani 17 December 2017

Though the film “Pyar Ki Manzil” is available on youtube, only audio of songs are there. In the absence of video, I have no way of knowing which song is pictured on Munawwar Sultana, among the remaining 5 songs of the film, not yet posted. So it is doubly prudent that I chose this song, a female duet, the chances of it featuring Munnawar Sultana doubles. Actually Rehman is the hero, and two singers are talking about him in the song.

Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist, of this wonderfully tuned song. It should have been a popular song, even in 1950 crowded as it was with all the great songs of the era.

This is the present tally of Huslal-Bhagatram and Shewan Rizvi in the blog:

Artist Songs in the blog Career tally of songs
Husnlal Bhagatram 289 451 (50 movies)
Shewan Rizvi 118 381

100th song of Shewan Rizvi was some years ago, which raises the thought that it is time to improve this poets tally in the blog. Some of the 28 movies starring Munawwar Sultana, not yet yippeed or represented in the blog, may have a few more songs filmed on her, and who knows what all pearls are lying in wait to be discovered.


Song-Ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana (Pyaar Ki Manzil)(1950) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

thhandi hawaaon ka kar ke bahaana
kar ke bahaana
kahaani hamaari
hamin se chhupaana
hamin se chhupaana
bhole balmaa ne yeh nahin jaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

na be-chainiyan dil ki na tum se chhupengi
na tum se chhupengi
zubaan chup rahi to
nagaahen kahengi
nagaahen kahengi
lagi dil ki hai mushkil chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

wo ruk ruk ke kehnaa
mazaa de rahaa thha
mazaa de rahaa thha
ke nazaron ka jhuknaa
pataa de rahaa thha
pataa de rahaa thha
lagaa dil pe nazar ka nishaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

yahi dekhnaa hai
na kab tak kahoge
na kab tak kahoge
kahaan tak muhobbat mein
chup chup rahoge ae
chup chup rahoge
piya kab tak karoge bahaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa


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