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Blog Day : 3731 Post No. : 14675

“Narsimha Avtaar”(1949) was directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone, Bombay. This mythological movie had Laxman, Niranjan sharma, Shobhana Samarth, Mahipal, Madan Mohan, Raj Narayan Tiwari, Hari Shivdasani, Kamal, Anant Joshi, Leela Kumari, Kanta Kumari, Sheela Kumari, Pt Amarnath, Sulochana, Saajan, Rajkumar etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog. All of them were discussed in 2011 !

Now, after seven years, here is the next song from “Narsimha Avtaar”(1949) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lalita DewoolkarLata. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

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

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


Song-Jagmag taare jhhalke (Narsimha Avtaar)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Narendra Sharma, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

jagmag taare jhalke ae ae
jagmag taare jhalke
jagmag taare jhalke ae ae
jagmag taare jhalke

raat andheri
dekh na dar mann
raat andheri
dekh na dar mann
jagmag taare jhalke ae ae
jagmag taare jhalke

prabhu ka dhyaan hriday mein
sir par maa ki aanchal chhaaya
dekh rahin do aankhen
das disi dhan aanand mandraaya
das disi dhan aanand mandraaya
sukh muskaata neeche maa ke
paawan charan kamal ke ae
jagmag taare jhalke

sankat to bhakton ki kasauti
gahna hai dukh sahna aa aa
gahna hai dukh sahna aa aa
hai hari naam adhar ki shobha
hai hari naam adhar ki shobha
keshav kahte rahna aa aa
keshav kahte rahna aa aa
keshav
keshav
keshav

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

Blog Day : 3727 Post No. : 14667

Hullo all in Atuldom

Saw a good clean movie with a straight forward story today. The story was almost as if inspired from the life of Valmiki.

Let me begin at the beginning. As I was writing my previous post on Hrishikesh Mukherjee I went through the filmography and saw that I had missed out seeing Sabse Bada Sukh; Arjun Pandit; Naukri; Achcha Bura; Naamumkin (of the 70s and 80s) and a few from the earlier decades. So, I decided since I have the time I shall see one today. But before that I was looking for songs where Sachin Dev Burman and Majrooh Sultanpuri had collaborated and was also hoping that all the songs of this duo had not bee posted. And sure enough all the extremely popular albums – Paying Guest, Solva Saal, Lajwanti, Nau Do Gyarah, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi etc- that the two have worked together on have made their appearance on the blog. So that left me with the 70s to put under the search engine (because post 31st October 1975 SD Burman was not there). The 70s have given us a few gems from this duo- Phagun, Abhimaan, Sagina, Arjun Pandit etc. and on running through “the list of songs moviewise and checking up the status of these movies I found we have one song posted from Arjun Pandit, all songs of Abhimaan, Phagun (3 out of 6) Sagina (all songs posted). That left only Arjun Pandit for my use. Then I checked up number of songs in the movie and one out of three are posted.

Bingo! Here is the next song. I sat through the uploaded version of the movie on YouTube – the actual movie might have been longer as the YouTube version had only two songs, so maybe some parts of the movie too, may have got edited on the way to the cyberworld. Was impressed by the star cast. More positive feelings when I saw the introduction of Bindu in the movie. And the good feeling didn’t diminish through the movie. Nothing could go wrong with the movie- after all Hrishikesh Mukherjee was the director, dialogues were by Gulzar, central character was played by Sanjeev Kumar. The rest of the cast were also good actors, even debutant actress Srividya (from the South Indian film industry).

A small introduction to Srividya. She was born in 1953 to the Carnatic classical singer M L Vasanthakumari and Tamil film comedian Krishnamurthy. She made her acting debut at a very young age as the family had financial problems as her father had to stop acting due to some illness. She was successful in all the four South Indian language cinemas. She was also an expert classical vocalist and had done playback singing in a few south movies. Her filmography says she has worked in 5 Bollywood movies and that “Jaise Ko Taisa” was her first Hindi movie. But the title card of “Arjun Pandit” says introducing “Srividya”. {Need experts to clarify this}.

Today’s song shows Srividya getting ready to receive her friend and Saajan. Very simple sweet lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri and simple orchestration by SD Burman. Only two singers were used in the movie- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The Kishore Kumar song from this movie was posted on October 1, 2013 on the occasion of the lyricist and music director’s birthdate. {do we still have doubts about the birthdate of S D Burman as is mentioned by Bluefire in the comments to this posthttps://atulsongaday.me/2013/10/01/dil-mera-udaa-jaaye}

Oh, I just realized I have to explain about the Valmiki- inspiration angle to this movie. We have Sanjeev Kumar playing a henchman to the local Zamidaar (Rajan Haksar) who is dreaded by everyone in the village including his own daughter. Enter Ashok Kumar, as the doctor in the local village health centre and also a friend of the zamindar. His calm and loving nature inspires Sanjeev Kumar (Arjun Sardaar) to turn a new leaf, educate himself and make his daughter be comfortable when he is around. He goes on from being an illiterate strongman to a compassionate compounder to the doctor and finally also ends up looking after the family of the doctor as a responsible elder and family member would. So that then is the Valmiki part.

Song – Bolo Preetam, Kya Boli Thee Main Aage Re (Arjun Pandit) (1976) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

ho oo ooo
oo oo ooo
bolo preetam
bolo preetam
kya boli thi main aage re
bolo preetam kya boli thi main
bolo preetam kya boli thi main aage re
bolo preetam kya boli thi main
bolo preetam

oo ooo
oooooooo
ooo oooo ooo

kahin  bhi rooth ke jaaoge jaaoge
yahin pe laut ke aaoge aaoge
kahin bhi rooth ke jaaoge jaaoge
yahin pe laut ke aaoge aaoge
aaye na karke bahana piya
bolo preetam
bolo preetam
kya boli thi main aage re
bolo preetam

dekho na saans ulajh gayi na gayi na
agan si sulag gayi na gayi na
dekho na saans ulajh gayi na gayi na
agan si sulag gayi na gayi na
kahe ko garva se lipta liya
bolo preetam
bolo preetam
kya boli thi main aage re
bolo preetam kya boli thi main
bolo preetam kya boli thi main
bolo preetam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हो ओ ओs
ओ ओ ओs
बोलो प्रीतम
बोलो प्रीतम
क्या बोली थी मैं आगे रे
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं आगे रे
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं
बोलो प्रीतम

ओ ओs
ओsssssss
ओs ओsss ओs

कहीं भी रूठ के जाओगे जाओगे
यहीं पे लौट के आओगे आओगे
कहीं भी रूठ के जाओगे जाओगे
यहीं पे लौट के आओगे आओगे
आए ना कर के बहाना पिया
बोलो प्रीतम
बोलो प्रीतम
क्या बोली थी मैं आगे रे
बोलो प्रीतम

देखो ना सांस उलझ गई ना गई ना
अगन से सुलग गई ना गई ना
देखो ना सांस उलझ गई ना गई ना
अगन से सुलग गई ना गई ना
काहे को गरवा से लिपटा लिया
बोलो प्रीतम
बोलो प्रीतम
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं
क्या बोली थी मैं आगे रे
बोलो प्रीतम


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

Blog Day : 3727 Post No. : 14666

Today, October 1st is the birth anniversary of two iconic personalities of Hindi film music. Both started their career in Hindi film industry in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1946 – one as a music director and the other as a lyricist. Yes, it is Sachin Dev Burman’s 112th birth anniversary and Majrooh Sultanpuri’s 99th birth anniversary. Both have been my favourites amongst the music directors and lyricists of the golden era of Hindi film music. Both seem to have been made for each other. SD Burman was one of the earliest pioneers in introducing the concept of ‘tune first lyrics later’ in Hindi film music while Majrooh Sultanpuri was master in writing lyrics to the tune.

I found both of them to be non-conformists in their respective fields.  SD Burman’s compositions did not leave trails to identify them as SD Burman type of music. In my younger days, it was not easy for me to identify the songs composed by SD Burman. Had I not known in advance, I would have difficulties in knowing that songs of ‘Baazi’ (1951), ’Pyaasa’ (1957) and  ‘Nau Do Gyarah’ (1957) were composed by the same music director. Majrooh Sultanpuri on the other hand wrote lyrics of varied moods and of all genres with ease. Another common factor between these two stalwarts was that both were called as ‘old man with young heart’. If SD Burman could composed Roop Tera Mastaana at the age of 64, Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote lyrics for Raat Shabnami Bheegi Chaandni at the age of 77.

Despite both SD Burman and Majrooh Sultanpuri starting their filmy career in 1946, it took about 11 years for both of them to work together in Navketan’s  ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), though the other collaboration, ‘Paying Guest’ (1957) was released first. The main reason was that SD Burman was already working with Sahir Ludhianvi since 1951. It was only when SD Burman stopped engaging Sahir after ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) that he found Majrooh Sultanpuri as a suitable lyricist partner. From 1957 till SD Burman’s death in October 1975, both of them worked together in 20 films composing 137 songs.

I have already written about Majrooh Sultanpuri last year while covering the song Nanha Mora Doley Mori Anganiaa. So in this article, I propose to discuss only the musical career of SD Burman.

Sachin Da (1/10/1906 – 31/10/1975) was born in Comilla, a part of Tripura at that time (now in Bangladesh). He belonged to Tripura’s royal family in which his father, Nabadwip Chandra Dev Burman, was the next in line to Tripura Royalty. However, due to some palace machinations, Nabadwip Burman was denied his right as the next king of Tripura because of which he along with his family shifted to Comilla. SD Burman’s childhood years in Comilla became his training ground for music as he became enthralled by the folk music of what was then known as East Bengal.

After graduation from a Comilla college, SD Burman enrolled for Master’s degree in English in the University of Calcutta in 1924. However, he soon gave up his studies to become the disciple of Krishna Chandra Dey (KC Dey). Later, he continued his musical training under Ustad Badal Khan and Pandit Bhishamdev Chatopadhyay.  The royal family of Tripura were the connoisseurs of Hindustani classical music. They resented SD Burman’s indulgence in singing and recording folk songs for earning as it was below dignity for a royal member of family to earn from the music. They also felt that folk songs were not meant for royalty as they were sung by the lower strata of the society. Because of this, SD Burman did not get the traditional royal welcome when he visited Agrtala after his marriage with Meera in 1938.

In 1932, SD Burman left Tripura for Calcutta (Kolkata) for pursuing his interest in music. In the same year, he approached HMV for his first recording of a non-filmy Bengali song. However, he failed in the audition test. Luckily for him, Hindustan Musical Products (Hindustan Records) offered to record his first gramophone song. The song became a major success for Hindustan Records. During 1932-1946, SD Burman recorded over 100 non-films, mostly Bengali and some filmy Bengali songs most of which became commercially successful.

Despite success as a singer in non-film songs, SD Burman had to face disappointment in 1933 when a song sung by him in the film ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1933) was deleted and was recorded afresh in the voice of Pahadi Sanyal due to the internal politics of New Theatre. In 1935, SD Burman got an opportunity to do a minor role of a beggar in Madhu Bose’s film ‘Selima’ (1935) in which he was to sing a song. At first, SD Burman refused telling that he would be ostracised from the Tripura royal family if they came to know that he was working in a film. However, Madhu Bose assured him that no one would recognise him in his make-up of a beggar with beard and moustache. So this became SD Burman’s first film song as an actor-singer.

Sometime in 1942, SD Burman got an offer from Chandulal Shah to join Ranjit Movietone as music director. The offer was declined as he did not relish the idea of leaving Kolkata. In the next two years, he found that he was not able  to get enough opportunity to compose music for Bangla films as all important banners had their own music directors in their pay rolls. These music directors would offer him to sing as a playback singer which he would not agree as his wish was to become a music director. At this juncture, he took a decision that he would not sing for any other music directors and he would sing his own compositions for films not as a playback singer but as background singer. He maintained that stand consistently after he became a part of the Bombay (Mumbai) film industry in 1946.

In early 1940s, Bengal was reeling under the worst famine. The film industry was adversely affected. There was an exodus from Kolkata to Mumbai film industry for a different reason. SD Burman knew that despite his liking for Kolkata, he had to move to Mumbai to be able to achieve his dream of becoming a music director. In October 1944, SD Burman along with his family landed in Mumbai on the invitation from Rai Bahadur Chunnilal and Sashadhar Mukherjee who had formed Filmistan with Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee and other technicians, a breakaway group from Bombay Talkies.  Burman joined Filmistan as music director.

In Mumbai, SD Burman’s greatest handicap was his inability to fully understand Hindi, leave aside Urdu.  This handicap willy-nilly made him the pioneering in ‘tune first lyrics later’ concept in Hindi film song compositions. It is said that in his first two films with Filmistan, C Ramchandra helped SD Burman in music arrangements. I guess, as a newcomer, it was difficult for him to arrange musicians and communicate with them.

His first film as a music director was ‘Shikaari’ (1946) followed by ‘Aath Din’ (1946), both produced under the banner of Filmistan.  The music of ‘Shikari’ (1946) did not create much interest in the common public though studio hands appreciated newness in his music compositions. However, songs of ‘Aath Din’ (1946) especially two songs sung by SD Burman and Pehle Na Samjhaa Pyaar Tha by Ameerbai Karnataki became popular and made him a different class of music director well-versed with the then East Bengal folk music.

SD Burman was not satisfied with his music in these two films as he did not find anyone in the streets singing his songs. On the contrary, he found his servant always humming the songs from ‘Rattan’ (1944). He felt that unless his songs became popular on the streets, his presence as a music director would never be felt in Bombay film industry.

In the meanwhile, Sashadhar Mukherjee allowed him to take up the music direction in the films outside Filmistan. In 1947, he did two films outside Filmistan – ‘Chitor Vijay’ (1947) and ‘Dil Ki Rani’ (1947) both having Raj Kapoor and Madhubala as lead pairs. Neither the films fared well on the box office front nor did the songs become popular. The only point of interest in ‘Dil Ki Rani’ (1947) was that SD Burman made Raj Kapoor to sing in his own voice a song, O Duniya Ke Rehne Waalo Bolo Kahaan Gaya Chitchor.

Filmistan entrusted SD Burman with the music direction of ‘Do Bhai’ (1947). Sashadhar Mukherjee was a hard task master who rarely got satisfied with the tunes SD Burman composed for this film. Fed up with the constant rejections of tunes by Sashadhar Mukherjee, one day, SD Burman decided to have a show down with his boss. Probably after that he would think of leaving Filmistan and go back to Kolkata. To his surprise, Sashadhar Mukherjee at once approved the first tune he played on the harmonium and asked him record the song at the earliest. The song was Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya sung by Geeta Roy (later Dutt). This song made Geeta Roy a star playback singer overnight. The film was a box office success. For the first time, SD Burman heard his servant humming this song which made him very happy. In 1948, he composed songs from ‘Vidya’ (1948). It was his first film with Dev Anand and Suraiya. The film did not fare well on the box office but one song  Laayi Khushi Ki Duniya, picturised on Dev Anand and Suraiya, became very popular.

Filmistan’s ‘Shabnam’ (1949) can be regarded as SD Burman’s first real successful film as a music director as all the songs of the films became very popular. For SD Burman, it was one of his most satisfying period of his musical career as he found the songs of ‘Shabnam’ being heard on the street quite often. He even heard the labourers at Bandra Railway Station, singing one of the songs from this film in tandem with their track maintenance work.

In 1950s, SD Burman did not have much success as a music director. ‘Afsar’ (1950) was his first film for Navketan – a film production company started by Chetan Anand and Dev Anand. The film did not fare well at the box office although two songs – Naina Deewaane Ek Nahin Maane and Man Mor Huaa Matwaala became popular. ‘Pyaar’ (1950) also did not have a great run. SD Burman was now depressed that even after 5 years of his stint as a music director in Bombay film industry, he has not established himself as a successful music director. With this thought in mind, he decided to leave Mumbai and return to Kolkata.

At that time, Ashok Kumar was reviving Bombay Talkies by producing ‘Mashaal’ (1950) for which SD Burman was entrusted with the music direction. His leaving at a crucial juncture would have affected the film. After much persuasion by Ashok Kumar, SD Burman stayed back to complete the music direction of the film with a condition that after the completion of his work, he would return to Kolkata.

It so happened that ‘Mashaal’ (1950) became a box office hit film. Almost all the songs of the film became very popular. But it was Manna Dey’s song,  Upar Gagan Vishaal which drew attention of the common folk. With this song, Manna Dey seemed have announced that he had, at last, arrived in the world of Hindi film music. Manna Dey had worked as an Assistant Music Director for SD Burman but he got his first chance to sing under his baton only in ‘Mashaal’ (1950).

With the success of ‘Mashaal’ (1950), producers lined up for signing SD Burman for their films which included ‘Bahaar’ (1951), ‘Buzdil’ (1951), ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) and ‘Sazaa’ (1951). All these films had very popular songs some of which are still remembered today like Sainya Dil Mein Aana Re, Jhan Jhan Jhan Jhan Paayal Baaje, Thandi Hawaayen Lehra Ke Aayen and Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahaan Mein Kho Gaye.

But one film SD Burman  did in 1951 gave a tremendous boost to his career as a music director – it was Navketan’s ‘Baazi’ (1951). It was Guru Dutt’s first directorial venture. SD Burman’s musical treatment in this film was quite a contrast to what he had so far churned out. There were no Bengali traces in the songs. Instead, he predominantly used western and Punjabi beats. In fact, he turned Sahir Ludhinavi’s philosophical ghazal, Tadbeer Se Bigdi Huyi Taqdeer Banaa Le  into a seductive club song. All the songs of ‘Baazi’ (1951) became super hits. The success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) made SD Burman almost a permanent fixture with Navketan Banner until ‘Chhupa Rustom’ (1973). By now, he had dropped the idea of shifting to Kolkata.

The musical success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) created a successful pair of Sahir Ludhianvi and SD Burman. During 1951-57, both of them created 138 songs in 18 films. Unfortunately, due to clash of egos, they did not work together after ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

I will not go into further details of his successful films as they are in large numbers. But there are a few films which I consider as classic insofar as SD Burman’s music is concerned. They are ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Paying Guest’ (1957), ‘Kaala Paani’ (1958), ‘Sujata’ (1959), ‘Kaala Baazar’ (1960), ‘Bandini’ (1963) ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Aradhana’ (1969), ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), and ‘Abhimaan’ (1973). But within these films, there were high points in SD Burman’s musical career – ‘Baazi’ (1951), ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Aradhana’ (1969) and ‘Abhimaan’ (1973).

During 1946 until his death in October 31, 1975 SD Burman composed music for 90 films (including one unreleased film) comprising 673 songs (666 songs if I exclude 7 songs from the unreleased film). This gives an annual average of 3 films. According to those who had closely worked with SD Burman, he would consider him to be ‘busy’ if he had two films on hand. He considered himself ‘very busy’ if he had 3 films on hand. He would not take any more musical assignments until he completed one of the three films on hand. So the annual average of 3 films are within the parameter he set for himself.

It was during the recording the song, Badi Sooni Sooni Hai Zindagi Ye Zindagi  from ‘Mili’ (1975) that SD Burman got paralytic attack and was shifted to Bombay Hospital. Later, RD Burman completed the recording of the song. What an irony! When Kishore Kumar was singing this song for recording, his mentor was in the hospital in deep coma. SD Burman remained in coma for the next 5 months until his end came on October 31, 1975.

Since the article has already become very lengthy, I propose to write a second part of the article covering some other aspects of SD Burman’s Hindi film music on his Remembrance Day on October 31, 2018. There are hundreds of anecdotes in the life of SD Burman – some known and some unknown to me – which makes his musical journey very interesting. While Gulzar called him ‘Prince of Music’, Pandit Hari Prasad Charasia referred him as ‘Sangeet Sant’ (Saint of Music). Kersi Lord, who worked with SD Burman as a drummer and later as an accordionist for a very long time, called him ‘an old man with a young heart’ insofar as his music was concerned. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, the santoor player called SD Burman as a wonderful person with child-like innocence.

I will end this article with a statement that SD Burman was a music director who remained at the zenith of his musical career in Hindi film industry since the success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) until his death on October 31, 1975. Even 5 year hiatus with Lata Mangeshkar (1957-62) did not affect his musical career. Some of the films for which SD Burman composed music may have failed at the box office but his music did not fail.

On the occasion of 112th birth anniversary of SD Burman and 99th birth anniversary of Majrooh Sultanpuri, I present one of their creations from ‘Sitaaron Se Aage’ (1958). The film was produced by VL Narasu, a coffee plantation magnate from the South India. The film starred Ashok Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Jagdish Sethi, Johny Walker, Shammi, Iftekhar, Raja Sulochana, Leela Mishra, Manmohan Krishna etc.

The film seems to have jinxed from the very beginning. Gyan Mukherjee was originally assigned to direct the film. He had even completed musical sitting with SD Burman. The film went into shooting floor in 1956. However, Gyan Mukherjee fell ill and was diagnosed with brain tumour. He was also afflicted by Parkinson’s disease. He passed away in November 1956. Ashok Kumar had to rope in Satyen Bose to direct the film (As revealed by late Sachin Bhowmick and quoted in ‘SD Burman – The Prince Musician’ – Anirudh Bhattacharjee & Balaji Vittal (2018).

During the making of the film, SD Burman got into tiff with Lata Mangeshkar on the issue of re-recording of the song, Sainya Kaise Dhaaroon Dheer as he wished to record the song afresh with some changes in the tune. Since Lata was leaving for a foreign trip, she could not give him the date, nor she could commit to give a priority date on her return from the trip. This enraged SD Burman to such an extent that he stopped engaging Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer for the next 5 years. He got the above-mentioned song recorded in the voice of Asha Bhonsle. But she could not render the song the way S D Burman wanted. So he retained the originally recorded Lata version for the film. The remaining songs which were to be sung by Lata in the films were rendered by Asha Bhonsle (3) and Geeta Dutt (1).

After about 8 years from this incidence, SD Burman got his original wish fulfilled. Lata Mangeshkar recorded a song based on the tune of the song referred to above. The result was the culmination of a new song for the film ‘Guide’ (1965). The song was Mo Se Chhal Kiye Jaaye Dekho Sainya Beimaan. Incidentally, as I checked from the credit titles, Hiralal was one of the choreographers for both ‘Sitaaron Se Aage’ (1958) and ‘Guide’ (1965).

‘Sitaaron se Aage’ (1958) got delayed and finally released sometime in early 1958. The film was a musical extravaganza with Vyjayantimala performing a number of semi-classical dances in the film. A feature of the songs in this film was that  SD Burman used Western scores in a couple of songs like Chanda Ki Chaandni Ka Jaadoo and Mehfil Mein Aaaye Wo Aaj Dheere Se that sounded like waltz music.

So far 7 songs (out of 9 including one multiple version song) from this film have been covered in the Blog. I present the 8th song – ‘Aa Khilte Hain Gul, O Mere Bulbul’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song was written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and picturised on Vyjayantimala as a dance song. The song is not only melodious but rhythmic as well.

[Author’s Note: Some of the information on SD Burman’s early life and early musical career has been sourced from ‘SD Burman – The World of His Music’ by Khagesh Dev Burman (translated from Bengali by SK Ray Chaudhuri), 2013.]

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Aa Khilte Hain Gul, O Mere Bulbul (Sitaaron Se Aage) (1958) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanopuri, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hai gul
o mere bulbul
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hai gul
ho oo mere bulbul
mil jaa gale
kahin ye milan ki 
rut na dhale
mil jaa gale
kahin ye milan ki 
rut na dhale
 
o o o o
o o o o o 
wohi teri raahen
wohi meri aahen
wohi main hoon
wohi dil mera
o
wohi teri raahen
wohi meri aahen
wohi main hoon
wohi dil mera
wohi teri baaten
wohi meri raaten
wohi rang e mehfil mera
rah ke juda
dil na dukha
aa bhi jaa aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
jiyara jaley
piya kabhi apne
din thhe bhale
o jiyara jaley
piya kabhi apne
din thhe bhale
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa

o o o o
o o o
raah teri takta
gham se sulagta
chaand bechaara kahaan gaya
o raah teri takta
gham se sulagta
chaand bechaara kahaan gaya
tu hi nahi aaya
dhal gaya saaya
yahaan ka taara wahaan gaya
raat dhali
jhoom chali
phir hawaa aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
tum na miley
khadi khadi jaloon piya
chanda taley
ho tum na miley
khadi khadi jaloon piya
chanda taley
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o o mere bulbul. . .

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
हो ओ मेरे बुलबुल
मिल जा गले
कहीं ये मिलन की
रुत ना ढले
मिल जा गले
कहीं ये मिलन की
रुत ना ढले

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
वही तेरी राहें
वही मेरी आहें
वही मैं हूँ
वही दिल मेरा

वही तेरी राहें
वही मेरी आहें
वही मैं हूँ
वही दिल मेरा
वही तेरी बातें
वही तेरी रातें
वही रंग ए महफिल मेरा
रह के जुदा
दिल ना दुखा
आ भी जा आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
जियरा जले
पिया कभी अपने
दिन थे भले
जियरा जले
पिया कभी अपने
दिन थे भले
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
राह तेरी ताकता
ग़म ये सुलगता
चाँद बेचारा कहाँ गया
ओ राह तेरी ताकता
ग़म ये सुलगता
चाँद बेचारा कहाँ गया
तू ही नहीं आया
ढाल गया साया
यहाँ का तारा वहाँ गया
रात ढली
झूम चली
फिर हवा आ॰॰आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
तुम ना मिले
खड़ी खड़ी जलूँ पिया
चंदा तले
हो तुम ना मिले
खड़ी खड़ी जलूँ पिया
चंदा तले
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ ओ मेरे बुलबुल॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 3725 Post No. : 14662

“Ham Matwaale Naujawaan” (1961) was directed by L R Asthana for Rover Films Production, Bombay. The movie had Shekhar, Sayeeda Khan, Jeevan, Agha, Chaman Puri etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the sixth song from this movie. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this song is available and so it is difficult to guess how and on whom this song is picturised. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this matter.


Song-Dil ne kuchh aisa pukaara (Ham Matwaale Naujawaan)(1961) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

dil ne kuchh aise pukaaraa
dil lene waala aa hi gaya
dil ne kuchh aise pukaara
lalalalalalala
ho
dil ne kuchh aise pukaara

dard uthha to door se
mil hi gayi usey khabar
dard uthha to door se
mil hi gayi usey khabar
keh gayi haal e dil mera
meri jhuki jhuki nazar
halka sa paa ke ishaara
dil lene waala aa hi gaya
dil ne kuchh aise pukaara
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa aa aa aa aa aa

thehri hui thhin dhadkanen
aankhen thhin intzaar mein
khwaabon ka mere aashiyaan
jalne ko thha bahaar mein
aise mein ban ke sahaara
dil lene waala aa hi gaya
dil ne kuchh aise pukaara

beet gayi wo shaam e gham
aa gaye din qaraar ke
beet gayi wo shaam e gham
aa gaye din qaraar ke
ab to ruke meri bala
kehte hain hum pukaar ke
sun le zamaana hamaara dil lene waala aa hi gaya
dil ne kuchh aise pukaara
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

dil ne kuchh aise pukaara
dil lene waala aa hi gaya
dil ne kuchh aise pukaara
lalalala lalala
lalalala

ho o dil ne kuchh aise pukaara
lalalala lalala
lalalala

ho o dil ne kuchh aise pukaara


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Blog Day : 3706 Post No. : 14631

“Dost”(1954) was produced was Kuldip Sehgal and directed by Rajendra Sharma for Kuldip Pictures Limited, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Suresh, Majnu, Randheer, Ramesh Thakur, Khairati, Uma Dutt, Kammo, Mohana, S Kapoor, S Nazeer etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Dost”(1954) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the singer of the song. It is clear that the song is sung by Lata (though there appears to be another female voice in it) alongwith chorus. Butaram Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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


Song-Sharaab e ishq jaati hai pilaayi pi nahin jaati(Dost)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Butaram Sharma, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Chorus

Lyrics

sharaab-e-ishq jaati hai pilaayi
pi nahin jaati
aa aa
sharaab e
sharaab-e-ishq jaati hai pilaayi
pi nahin jaati
ye ho jaati hai apne aap
ulfat ki nahin jaati
ye ho jaati hai apne aap
ulfat ki nahin jaati

meri aankhon mein usne
pyaar se jab daal di aankhen
aa aa aa
nigaahon mein hi dil ki baat
dil se kah gayi aankhen
hai dekhi humne jis din se
iski shabnami aankhen
aa aa aa
usi din se humaari
intzaari mein lagi aankhen
tamanna preet ki aji haan
tamanna preet ki
tamanna preet ki aji haan tamanna preet ki

haan tamanna preet ki
phir se khadi bhugti nahin jaati
ye ho jaati hai apne aap
ulfat ki nahin jaati
ye ho jaati hai apne aap
ulfat ki nahin jaati


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

Blog Day : 3698 Post No. : 14615

1958 Film Suvarna Sundari was Produced by Anjali Pictures, Madras (now Chennai) and Directed by B Raghavaiyah was a Hit picture, coming from South, having a huge star cast including Anjali Devi, Shyama, Daizy Irani, Saroja Devi, Agha, Mukri, Dhumaal, Randhir, Bipin Gupta, Niranjan Sharma, Sachin Shankar, Kamaljit, Sapru, Gummadi, Vishwanath, Chaudhury, Radhakishan, Piketi etc.

According to HFGK, it had 14 songs, all written by Bharat Vyas with Music by Adi Narayan Rao, assisted by Satyam Munnuswami and TV Raju.

Only two songs:

1. Kuhu Kuhu Bole Koyalita – Lata Rafi Duet

2. Mujhe Naa Bulaa – Lata Solo

have been included in our Sureela Musical Blog up till now and this, a Lata Solo, is the third addition.

There were nine songs by Lataji (Solo and duets) in this film and this one is the third song on our Blog

It is an obvious Sales pitch song, with the seller, Anjali Devi selling toys on the street and is surrounded by many children.


Song-Le Lo Ji Le Lo Gudiya(Suvarna Sundari)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, Music-Adi Narayan Rao

Lyrics

ho o o o o oo
ho o o o ooo

le lo ji le lo gudiya aa aa
jaadu ki hai yeh pudiya aa aa
chhajje pe khadi khadi
naache yeh ghadi ghadi
khhan khhan bajaaye choodiyaan
hoo ooo
le lo ji le lo gudiya aa aa
jaadu ki hai yeh pudiya aa aa
chhajje pe khadi khadi
naache yeh ghadi ghadi
khhan khhan bajaaye choodiyaan
hoo ooo
le lo ji le lo gudiya

ho ooo
o ladke kyun jiya tera dhadke
khada hai kyun akad ke
kya paisa tu laaya re
jeb khaali soorat hai niraali
bana re tu mavaali
kyun man bharmaaya re
meri gudiya chhabeeli rangeeli badi
dekho pahne huye motiyon ki ladi
mujhe duniyaa mein sabse ye mahangi padi
gori gori
gori gori kamar mein bandhi dori
dulhan naache chhori
dhinak dhin dha
ho ooo oo
le lo ji le lo ji gudiya

nanhi munhi idhar udhar thumak thumak dole
gori mori ghoonghat ka pat khole re naa khole
hoy nanhi munhi idhar udhar thumak thumak dole
gori mori ghoonghat ka pat khole re naa khole
laaj aaye ri yeh laajwanti badi
phool se halki hai yeh meri phuljhadi
dekho parde mein mukhda chhupaaye khadi
dheere dheere
dheere dheere baabuji munh chhupaana
nazar na lagaana
naazuk gudiya
hoo ooo
le lo ji le lo gudiya
jaadu ki hai yeh pudiya aa aa
chhajje pe khadi khadi
naache yeh ghadi ghadi
khhan khhan bajaaye chudiya
hoo ooo
le lo ji le lo gudiya

aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aa aaaa aaa aaa


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

Blog Day : 3695 Post No. : 14611

In the 1930s and in early 1940s, most of the music directors compose mainly raag-based and folk-based tunes to the lyrics.  The musicians would play the entire melody on their respective instruments in line with the tune. Since, in the absence of playback singing, songs would be recorded live, music directors were constrained to use minimum musical instruments, that too mostly within the options of Indian instruments consisting of harmonium, percussion, tabla/dholak, sitar, saarangi, flute etc.

Once the playback singing system stabilised in around late 1930s, music directors got flexibility in using more musicians and also started using western musical instruments such as piano, guitar, violin, mandolin, trumpet, clarinet etc. This gave them flexibility in composing preludes, interludes and orchestration. Anil Biswas who came to Bombay (Mumbai) sometime in 1935 with 12 of his Anglo-Indian musicians, changed the concept of orchestration of the songs. He was the first to use counter melody in orchestration. Probably, he was also the first music director of Hindi films who composed a song, Hum Aur Tum Aur Ye Khushi  based on waltz music (generally used for ball-room dance), for the film ‘Alibaba’ (1940). Anil Biswas could do it because he had in his orchestra, musicians well-versed in playing western music instruments.

There were perceptible changes in the style of song compositions in Hindi films of 1950s and 60s (also thereafter) as compared with those of 1940s. Songs of 1950s and 60s were not only melodic but their musical preludes, interludes and overall orchestrations appealed to the listeners. How did the Hindi film music witness musical metamorphosis in 1950s and 60s? The answer is that during this period, some of the Christian musicians and music arrangers from Goa played a pivotal role in taking the Hindi film music from the vintage era ( 1931-1947) to the golden era (1948-1980).

To understand as to how the Christian musicians from Goa got connected with Hindi film industry, one needs to go back to the history of Goa. After the annexation of Goa by Portuguese in the 16th century, they established churches, chapels and convents in their captured territories. As part of church services, there was a need to establish choirs – a group of singers accompanied by musicians. The locals who were converted in to Christianity were trained to sing and play western instruments such as organ and violin. The services of these trained singers and musicians were also utilised for the occasions such as weddings, community feasts and funerals. Over a period of time, with the regular exchange of people from other Portuguese territories such as Angola and Mozambique, these musicians learnt some more western instruments such as piano, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, clarinet etc.

The Portuguese did not do much to the education system. Nor did they provide employment opportunity to the locals. As against this, Goans found employment opportunity in British India especially at Mumbai, the nearest city for Goans. For those who had learnt music, Mumbai provided them opportunity to become musicians in the night clubs which were patronised by the higher strata of the societies.

During the World War II (1939-45), there were shortages of musicians in the night clubs as many foreign musicians especially from Germany and its allied countries either left India or they were arrested. The Goan musicians with their affinity to jazz music filled the vacancies. Also, the British and its allied troops which were stationed in major cities like Bombay, required night clubs as a source of entertainment.

During the late 30s and early 40s, many Goan musicians migrated mainly to Mumbai. Some of the well-known Goan musicians like Antony Gonsalves, Chic Chocolate, Sebastian D’Souza (came to Mumbai via Lahore), Frank Fernand, Chris Perry, Sonny Castelino, Lucilla Pacheco migrated to Mumbai. I guess that none of these musicians would have remotely thought of joining the Hindi film industry at the time of their migration. Generally, for musicians trained in western classical music, their intention will be to join a music band, earn a name and have their own music band.

Except Antony Gonsalves, all others mentioned above, had joined the dance bands as musicians. Those days, there was a craze for jazz music  and all these dance bands would mostly play jazz music in Taj Mahal Hotel, Green Hotel (run by Taj Mahal), Astoria Hotel, Ambassador Hotel, Ritz Hotel, Bristol Grill, Mocambo etc. During my way to college in Churchgate in early 1960s, I used to see displays outside some of these hotels and restaurants showing the names of the dance bands with prominent musicians schedule for the performance in the night. Perhaps, I may have read the names like Chic Chocolate, Frank Fernand and Chris Perry but without knowing at that time that they were associated with Hindi film music.

How some of these Goan musicians did get connected with Hindi film industry in the latter half of the 1940s is not clear. Probably, some of the music directors like Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Khemchand Prakash, Naushad either individually or collectively may have visited the night clubs to witness the performance of the dance bands. They would have been impressed by the harmonic presentation by musicians with foot tapping music. They saw the opportunity to use in Hindi film songs  by way of prelude and interlude orchestra which would appeal to the listeners.

But how to achieve the synergy of harmonic orchestra to the tune in melodic form in Hindi film songs? The uses of a large number of western musical instruments for orchestra which need to be played in harmony require a music composer (in Hindi film parlance, a music arranger) who can write music for each musician and for each instrument in the orchestra who may play the instruments in different notes. Goans with their training in Western classical music from their days in church choirs to dance bands were well versed to do the job of writing the music.

During the late 1940s, Goan musicians and music arrangers worked in Bombay film industry during the day time to supplement their income while the main source of their income continued to be from the dance bands. Sometime in early 1950s, the then Bombay State introduced prohibition and raised entertainment tax which affected the business of night clubs. Some of the Goan musicians had to become full time musicians and music arrangers in Bombay film industry while working with dance bands became a part time job.

Among the many Goan musicians, Antony Gonsalves, Frank Fernand, Sebastian D’Souza and Chic Chocolate have been the major music arrangers for the Hindi film music during 1950 to 1975. I guess, these four music arrangers may have been associated with about 90 per cent of the Hindi film songs during 1950-75.

All these four music arrangers have contributed so much to the Hindi film music that each one merits a full article. This will have to wait for some other time. In the meanwhile, I present below a brief sketch of the musical career of each one of them.

Antony Gonsalves (12/06/1927 – 18/01/2012) mostly worked as a free-lance music arranger due to the fact that he also played violin for almost all the top music directors. He started as a musician playing mainly violin with Naushad in 1943. He got his first assignment as music arranger with Shyam Sundar in Dholak (1951). His orchestration in Mausam Aaya Hai Rangeen is worth listening. He had also done orchestration for Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein  in ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) during which he also played violin. During his active filmy career between 1950-1965, he is said to have been associated in more than 1000 songs.

Antony Gonsalves taught violin to Pyarelal (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal) and RD Burman for 4 years. He had also become a keen follower of Hindustani classical music. In fact, in 1958, he had 110 musicians in his raag-based symphony orchestra playing his composition in various Indian raags blended with western music, a thing which is very common in the present generation. Unfortunately, his experiment did not click with the audience.  But his work was noticed at the international level.

Antony Gonsalves cut short his filmy career in 1965 and went to USA on an invitation from Syracuse University, New York. He remained in the USA for 10 years after which he returned to India and settled in his village Mojorda in Goa in seclusion during the rest of his life keeping away from the Hindi film industry.

An interesting trivia here – in the iconic song tuned by Laxmikant Pyaarelal – “My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves“, L-P have said that they used this name of their ‘teacher’, as a mark of honour for him.

Frank Fernand (03/05/1919 – 01/04/2007) worked as a music arranger mainly with Hemant Kumar, Ravi, Kalyanji Anandji though he also worked with other music directors. He migrated to Mumbai  in 1936 to join one of the dance bands. He got his first break as a music arranger in ‘Barsaat’ (1949) and also played trumpet and violin in some songs. During his career as musician/music arrangers, he is said to be associated with about 70 Hindi films. Frank Fernand’s work can be judged from Dil Deke Dekho Dil Deke Dekho, Baar Baar Dekho Hazaar Baar Dekho and Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu  among his other works.

Sometime in the 60s, Frank Fernando ventured in to producing Konkani films and thereafter a couple of Hindi films in the 1970s. While his Konkani films earned him money, his first Hindi film ‘Priya’ (1970) was a box office failure while the second film ‘Aahat’ (1974) could be released only in 2010 after his death. In 1985, Frank Fernand was afflicted with Parkinson’s disease which kept him in the confine of his house in Bandra.

Sebastian D’Souza (29/01/1906 – 09/03/1996) was a dance band leader in early 1940s in a hotel in Lahore. During his Lahore days, he is said to have worked for Shyam Sundar and Ghulam Haider. After partition, he came to Mumbai. His first film as music arranger was with OP Nayyar in ‘Aasman’ (1952). His association with Shanker-Jaikishan started with ‘Daagh’ (1952) which continued uninterrupted till 1975.  With his attachment with OP Nayyar, Shankar-Jaikishan and occasionally with Salil Chaudhary, his outside assignments as music arrangers were few.

One can notice the ingenuity of Sebastian D’Souza’s in music arrangements in that despite working with OP Nayyar and Shankar-Jaikishan for a long time, his orchestrations retained the individual  stamps of these music directors in their respective songs. That Sebastian D’Souza could work with a temperamental music director like OP Nayyar for a long time speaks volume about his talent and of his mild nature.

It is said that Sebastian D’Souza’s counter-melody in orchestration was so good that  Jaikishan used some of his counter-melodies as  tunes for the songs. I am sure that in ‘Madhumati’ (1958), Salil Choudhary must have been impressed by Sebastian’s counter-melody in Aaja Re Pardesi and used it as a mukhda tune for Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke. Sebastian’s great work can be felt in almost all songs of S-J and OPN. However, the one song which I am very fond of because of orchestration is Poochho Na Hamen Hum Un Ke Liye from ‘Mitti Mein Sona’ (1960). The piano in this song was played by a Goan musician, Sunny Castellino who was a music arranger for ‘Aawaara’ (1951).

During his filmy career, Sebsatian D’Souza arranged music for about 125 films with around 1000 songs. He retired from film industry in 1975.

Merlyn D’Souza, daughter-in-law of Sebastian D’Souza has been continuing his musical tradition. She works as a music producer, music arranger and sometime as music director – both in films and theatres. In the music industry, she is often referred to as ‘Female AR Rahman’ due to her work in fusion music.

Chic Chocolate (real name : Antonio Xavier Vaz, 1916-1967) came to Mumbai in in the late 30s to become a lead jazz trumpeter in a dance band. His idol was Louis Armstrong, the American jazz trumpeter. Interestingly, he even looked like Louis Armstrong. Soon he became one of the best trumpeters in Mumbai’s jazz music scene. By the end of the World War-II, Chic Chocolate had already formed his dance band named ‘Chic & His Music Makers and had become one of the leading dance bands in Mumbai.

It is not clear as to when he started working for Hindi films. His earliest connection to Hindi film industry as a music arranger points to the film ‘Samaadhi’ (1950) in which he collaborated with C Ramchandra, The song  Gore Gore O Baanke Chhore which has jazzy music, brought him to the attention of Hindi film industry. His music arrangements in all the songs of  ‘Albela’ (1951) was a high point of his career as music arranger. I think, in this film, Chic Chocolate poured all his experience in Jazz music in such an extent that the songs which became a new category of songs with Indo-Jazz music.

In  Deewaana, Ye Parwaana, one can see Chic Chocolate playing trumpet with the musicians from his dance band ‘Chic & His Music Makers’. Because of runaway success of ‘Albela’ (1951), his dance band became more famous. He also adopted for his dance band the uniform that was used for his band in this song.

He mostly worked with C Ramchandra in the 1950s though he had also worked with other music directors. Take for instance, his music arrangements in the song, Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De in ‘Bhai-Bhai’ (1956) and Rut Jawaan Jawaan  in ‘Aakhri Khat’ (1966) in which he is seen playing trumpet.

With ‘Naadaan’ (1951), Chic Chocolate donned the hat of music director for the first time. This was followed by ‘Rangeeli’ (1952) and ‘Kar Bhala’ (1956).

Chic Chocolate passed away in May 1967 shortly after the release of ‘Aakhri Khat’ (1966). His son Erwell Vaz is a drummer.

Hindi film music is the work of so many creative artists, musicians and music arrangers. I guess, in the 50s and 60s, music arrangers must have spent more man-hours for arranging music than the music directors for whom they worked. Unfortunately, in film and music industry, it is mainly the singers and music directors who get the credit. However, in the recent period, names of at least lead musicians and music arrangers are mentioned in the credit titles of many of the films as well as the covers of CDs.

Today, I present the 7th song (out of 8 songs, including two multiple version songs)  from the film ‘Naadaan’ (1951) for which Chic Chocolate got his first opportunity to set the tune to the songs in addition to the music arrangements. The song is ‘Saari Duniya Ko Peechhe Chhod Kar’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song was written by PL Santoshi.

The tune of the song has a distinct style of C Ramchandra who was credited as Music Supervisor. Surprisingly, none of the 8 songs in the film has jazz flavours. This is not to undermine the overall contributions of Chic Chocolate in the songs of the film. It is worth mentioning in this context that Chic Chocolate had composed many jazz songs for his dance band in the 40s. There are at least six 78 rpm gramophone records which bear the name of Chic Chocolate as the music composer.

The song under discussion appears to be a dream sequence going by the sets used in the picturisation of the song.

Acknowledgements:

  1. Naresh Fernandes – Taj Mahal Foxtrot – The Story of Bombay’s Jazz Age (2012)
  2. Gumnaam Hai Koi – The Untold Story of Music Arrangers and Musicians : Part-I & II – Rajya Sabha TV (2015)

 

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Saari Duniya Ko Peechhe Chhod Kar (Nadaan) (1951) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – Chic Choclate

Lyrics

saari duniya ko peechhe chhod  kar
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod  kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye..ae
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod  kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod  kar
 
chalo khelenge saajna aankh micholi
o o o
o o
o o
chalo khelenge saajna aankh micholi
bhar len sitaaron se hum apni jholi
bhar len sitaaron se hum apni jholi
chaand chhup chhup ke karta ishaare
kitne dilkash hain ye sab nazaare
hain ye sab nazaare
hum ek nai duniya mein aa gaye
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye..ae
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar
 
saare aalam pe chhaayi hai chaandni
kyon na gaayen hum ulfat ki raagini
aaa  aaa 
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
la la la la la
la la la la la
la la
saare aalam pe chhaayi hai chaandni
kyon na gaayen hum ulfat ki raagini
aaj harsoo hai
aaj harsoo hai mousam khushi kaa
luft aayega ab zindagi kaa
ab zindagi kaa
hum nazaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye..ae
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar
hum sitaaron ki duniya mein aa gaye..ae
chaand taaron ki duniya mein aa gaye
saari duniya ko peechhe chhod kar 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये॰॰ए
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर

चलो खेलेंगे साजना आँख मिचौली
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
ओ ओ
चलो खेलेंगे साजना आँख मिचौली
भर लें सितारों से हम अपनी झोली
भर लें सितारों से हम अपनी झोली
चाँद छुप छुप के करता इशारे
कितने दिलकश हैं ये सब नज़ारे
हैं ये सब नज़ारे
हम एक नई दुनिया में आ गये
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये॰॰ए
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर

सारे आलम पे छाई है चाँदनी
क्यों न गायें हम उलफत की रागिनी
आss आss
आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ
ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ला
ला ला
सारे आलम पे छाई है चाँदनी
क्यों न गायें हम उलफत की रागिनी
आज हरसू है
आज हरसू है मौसम खुशी का
लुत्फ आएगा अब ज़िंदगी का
अब ज़िंदगी का
हम नज़ारों की दुनिया में आ गये
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये॰॰ए
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर
हम सितारों की दुनिया में आ गये॰॰ए
चाँद तारों की दुनीया में आ गये
सारी दुनिया को पीछे छोड़ कर


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Blog Day : 3692 Post No. : 14605

“Raaj Raani”(1950) was directed by Satish Nigam for Jagat Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Meena Shorey, Rehman, Sohan, Usha Kiran, Cuckkoo, Vyas, Mehta, Shashikala etc in it.

This “social” movie had seven rare songs in it that included six female solos-two each by Shamshad Begam, Surinder Kaur and Lata, whereas there was one duet sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi.

Two Surinder Kaur solo songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is a Lata solo from the movie. The song is penned by D N Madhok. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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


Song-Bhanwra beimaan gaaye mohabbat ke gaane (Raaj Raani)(1950) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

bhawra beimaan
bhanwra beimaan
gaaye muhabbat ke gaane
bade mastaane
suhaane lubhaane
kali phooli na samaaye
boli lipat ras lei ja
chipat ras lai ja
mere bag mein koi shikwe na gaaye
bhawra beimaan

bana ras ka lobhi
udhar muskuraata aa aa
bana ras ka lobhi
udhar muskuraata
taraane madhur madbhare gungunaata
bola lipat ras dai ja
chipat ras dei ja
fiza mein bade ashq humne bahaaye
bhanwra beimaan
gaaye muhabbat ke gaane
bade mastaane suhaane lubhaane
kali phooli na samaaye
boli lipat ras lei ja
chipat ras lai ja
mere baag mein koi shikwe na gaaye
bhawra beimaan

ye sun kar bekali mein
wo kali bhanwre se yoon boli
mera tum ho na ho
o ras ke lobhi
main teri ho li
arre aa jaao
arre aa ja
lipat ras lei ja
chipat ras lai ja
bahaaron ki rut jaa ke aaye na aaye
bhanwra beimaan
gaaye mohabbat ke gaane
bade mastaane suhaane lubhaane
kali phooli na samaaye
boli lipat ras lei ja
chipat ras lai ja
mere baag mein koi shikwe na gaaye
bhawra beimaan


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Blog Day : 3690 Post No. : 14598

“Bandhan” (1956) was produced by D K Sarkar and directed by Hem Chandar for Sarkar Productions, Calcutta. This “social” movie had had Pradeep Kumar, Meena Kumari, Motilal, Achla Sachdev,Shashi Kala, David, Kammo, Nana Palsikar, Natwar,Minu, Bhupendra Kapoor, Leela Mishra, Sheikh, Sarita devi, Shivji Bhai, Pt Tuli, Ranu Mukherji, Asit Sen, Jahar Ganguly etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song has been coverd long ago (in 2011).

After the passage of seven years, here is the second song from “Bandhan” (1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and it is picturised on Meena Kumari. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.


Mere devta mujhko dena sahaara (Bandhan)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

mere devta mujhko dena sahaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta mujhko dena sahaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta

tere raaste se hataati hai duniya
tere raaste se hataati hai duniya
ishaaro se mujhko bulaati hai duniya
na dekhoon main duniya ka jhoothha ishaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta mujhko dena sahaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta

siwa tere dil mein samaaye na koi
siwa tere dil mein samaaye na koi
lagan ka ye deepak bujhaaye na koi
tumhi meri naiyya ho
tumhi ho kinaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta mujhko dena sahaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta


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Blog Day : 3673 Post No. : 14557

“Maalti Madhav”(1951) was produced by BhaleRao-Shreenivas Joshi and directed by M Neelkanth for Prasann Pictures, Bombay. This mythological movie (based of Sansktit Poet Bhavbhuti’s creation of the same name) had Durga Khote, Anant Marathe, Baby Shakuntala, Balakram, Indu Pal, Pittu, Sushaant, Vasant Shinde, Indu Kulkarni, Ganpat Rao, Gauri, Kelkar, Subodhini, Takalkar, Kumud Lele, Bargeer, Suman, Raj Kishore, Sulochana etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered. Both of them were covered way back in 2011 !

Now, after seven years, here is the next song from “Maalti Madhav”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudhir Phadke.

Only the audio of the song is available. Most likely the song was picturised on Durga Khote who was the leading lady in the movie.


Song-Man saunp diya anjaane mein (Maalti Madhav)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjane mein
man saup diya anjane mein

nainon ne darash ras kiya paan
kar diya palak ne hriday daan
nainon ne darash ras kiya paan
kar diya palak ne hriday daan
ik jhalak mein bandhe praanon se pran
ek jhalak me bandhe praanon se pran
kitna sukh hai bandh jaane mein
kitna sukh hai bandh jaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein

aankhon ko kya ho gaya aaj
hain pathh mein atke bina kaaj
aankhon ko kya ho gaya aaj
hain pathh mein atke bina kaaj
pag pag par inko barje laaj
pag pag par inko barje laaj
ye aati nahin bahlaane mein
ye aati nahin bahlaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein


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