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

Archive for the ‘Light hearted song’ Category


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Blog Day :

4520 Post No. : 16077

“Gunaahon Ka Devta”(1967) was directed by Devi Sharma for Janta Chitra, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rajshree, Jeetendra, Mehmood, Leela Chitnis, Auna Irani, Randheer, Tuntun, Farida, Shahid, S K Prem, Sujata, Jeewan, Jankidas etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs (including one multiple version song) have been covered so far. Here are the details of the songs of this movie:-

S.No. Song Title Posted on
01 Chaahaa thaa banoon pyaar ki raahon ka devata 22.07.2010
02 Raam kare kahin nainaa naa uljhen 30.07.2010
03 Teer aankhon ke jigar ke paar kar do yaar tum 13.07.2012
04 Ham ko to barbaad kiyaa hai aur kisey barbaad karoge (multiple version song) 22.07.2020
05 Mehfil mein shama chamki parwaane chale aaye 08.10.2020

The seventh and final song from “Gunaahon Ka Devtaa”(1967) is a light hearted comic relief song sung by Rafi and picturised on Mehmood. Mehmood too utters a fe sentences in the song. Lyrics are by Hasrat Jaipuri. Music is by Shankar Jaikishan.

Music of the song is reminiscent of another Shankar Jaikishan composition namely “hum kaale hain to kya dilaale hain”.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the songs of “Gunaahon Ka Devtaa”(1967) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Main marne chala hoon (Gunaahon Ka Devtaa)(1967) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Mehmood

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapala)

Hoshiyaar
Arey khabardar
Mere ko mat rokna
Main jaa rahaa hoon

arey todi naakh tablaa
ne phodi naakh peti
Main jaa rahaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

Are ab rokne se kya faydaa
jab chidiyaa chug gayi khet

Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Aye husn teri khaatir
Aye husn teri khaatir
O husn teri khaatir
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

Ye maut bhi darwaazaa hai
milne ka meri jaan
Ye maut bhi darwaazaa hai
milne ka meri jaan
mar kar bhi jiyaa karta hai
hokar amar insaan
mar kar bhi jiyaa karta hai
hokar amar insaan
Majnu ki qasam
Raanjhe ki qasam
Meri jaan ki qasam
arey mere babaji qasam
Dadaji ki qasam
kakaji ki qasam
arey Padm ji ki qasam

Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Aye husn teri khaatir
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

Atka huaa armaan dil e maasoom se nikle
Atka huaa armaan dil e maasoom se nikle
Aashiq ka janaazaa hai
badi dhoom se nikle ae
Aashiq ka janaazaa hai
badi dhoom se nikle ae
lailaa ki qasam
shirin ki qasam
ke sar ki qasam
arey meri maa ki qasam
meri dadi ki qasam
meri nani ki qasam
mar gayaa babaji ee

Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Aye husn teri khaatir
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

Logon mere marne pe tum
Aansoo naa bahaanaa
Logon mere marne pe tum
Aansoo naa bahaanaa
Aa jaaye meri yaad to phir
Naachnaa gaaanaa
Aa jaaye meri yaad to phir
Naachnaa gaaanaa
Baiju ki qasam
taani ki qasam
tansen ki qasam
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

arey main marne chalaa hoon oon oon …


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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


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.

Blog Day:

4488 Post No. : 16011

31/10/2020 – Remembrance day of S D Burman
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Sab kahan kuchh laala-o-gul mein numaayan ho gayin
Khaak mein kya sooratien hongi jo pinhaan ho gayin

Yesterday I was at the farewell function for officers retiring in my office. Many people were there, and the officers were felicitated with customary shawl and coconut, bouquet and token gifts etc. All attendees were wearing masks and photos were clicked. While all this was going on, there flashed the second line of the above sha’ir by Ghalib. With a change of one word, the sha’ir perfectly suits the situation, as is:

Sab kahan kuchh laala-o-gul mein numaayan ho gayin
“Mask” mein kya sooratien hongi jo pinhaan ho gayin

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We commemorated 114th birth anniversary of the Dada Burman or Burman Da, as he was affectionately called by colleagues and friends, senior and juniors alike, a month ago. Now it is his 45th death anniversary today. He formed an immortal dynasty with son R. D. Burman, which is unparalleled. As a father, he is bound to have a bigger hand in forming RDB, the musical phenomena than vice versa.

I have been a die-hard fan of S. D. Burman’s songs, whether they are by Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, Lata Mangeshkar or Asha Bhosle. I want to list my favourite by each of these singers, here it is:

Singer Song
Kishore Kumar Dil aaj shaayar hai
Mukesh Chal ri sani ab kya soche
Talat Mehmood Jalte hain jiske liye
Lata Mangeshkar Ab to hai tum se
Asha Bhonsle O panchhi pyaare saanh sakhaare
Geeta Dutt Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam
Hemant Kumar Jaane wo kaise log the inke

(Not including the favourite Rafi songs and duets, saving it for another post)

A few trivia found on the net about the song of “Pyaasa” listed above:

• Jane Woh Kaise Log The Jinke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila – The tune of the line “Humne to jab kaliyan maangi” in this song may have been S.D. Burman’s adaptation of the line “Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha” from the Indian national anthem composed by Rabindranath Tagore.
• Jane Woh Kaise Log The Jinke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila – This was the only song in the film in which the voice of a male singer other than Mohammed Rafi was used. S.D. Burman’s decision to use Hemant Kumar for this song may have been to fulfill a promise he had made to the singer to give him at least one song a year – a promise Hemant Kumar himself reminded the composer of. Additionally, the fact that the song was influenced by Rabindra Sangeet may have swung the decision in favour of Hemant Kumar, a seasoned practitioner of this form of music.

I cannot talk about S. D.Burman and not rewind immortal songs of Abhiman, Guide, Tere ghar Ke saamne, Sujata, Bandini, Bambai ka babu, Pyasa, Kaaghaz ke Phool, Sharmilee, Paying guest, kaala bazaar, Kaala Pani, Jewel thief, Prem Pujari, Gambler, Talaash, Sharmilee etc.

The total songs composed by S. D. Burman are 666 in 87 movies. Out of these 666 songs which must include non-film songs too, 637 are already posted in the blog. This tally must exclude the songs composed for Bengali/Assamese and Oriya films. 23 songs sung by S. D.Burman are posted in the blog, so they may include some Bengali songs too. With less than 30 songs to complete the tally, it was bound to be a tough task to find a song to post. Still I did find a 50’s song, a solo by Shamshad Begum from the film “Chaalis Baba ek chor”. Lyricist is Pyarelal Santoshi. Eight songs from this film are posted out of 12 songs. I have only the audio of the song, which appears with to be in two parts and it is mentioned as two separate songs elsewhere. So there may not be 12 songs in this film.

The song itself appears like a kid is singing this song, with family members. Trying to make light of the financial problems, the singers all are enjoying making fun of their own situation. This is a feat, not easy to achieve, however worse or bad are the times.

Myswar is mentioning 4 solos by Shamshad Begum. One of those songs is titled “doodhwala bhaiyya aaya maange rupaiyya”, this seems to go with the theme of this current song which refers to sethani(land lord), dhobi, darzi etc. so dhoodwala coming and asking for his money is in same vein. Some links on youtube are giving name “darji hai kapda chor”. But I couldn’t find the “doodhwala bhaiyya” song, and it is not part of the links that I heard of the current song.

Shamshad Begum, is one of the most prolific playback singers of her generation. As per the stats page, she has sung 1273 songs in her career, 695 of which are posted in the blog.


Song-Moorakh baithha aaj ki soche (Chaalis Baba ek Chor)(1954) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-S D Burman
Chorus
Unknown male voice

Lyrics

Ae ji moorakh baithhaa aa
aaj ki soche
aur kal ki soche siyaa..aanaa
kaal ke pankh pasaare dekho
udtaa aa aaa
jaaye zamaana aa

ae ji hafton se
ae ji maheenon se
ae ji barson se
apni ye gaadi rahi chal
aaj nahin kal baba
aaj nahin kal
baba aaj nahin kal
baba aaj nahi kal

shor machaati wo aayi sethhaani
naam hai baby
baby ee
haan haan baby raani
bigdi deewaani
budhiya naani
kehne lagi ee
kehne lagi ee
de do kiraaya yaa
jaao nikal
ham ne kahaa
aaj nahin kal baby
aaj nahin kal
uss ne kahaa aaj
nahin kal
aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal

ae ae ae
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda chor
dil ka chhotaa
neeyat ka khotaa
kapda diya thha knicker banaane
laaya banaa ke langotaa
ultaa machaave shor
machaave shor
o kapda
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda
chor chor chor chor

dhobiye ne dhobi dhobi
dho dho dho
dho dho dho

dhote to ho betaaj (?)
ae ji dhobi ke jhoote thaathh
ghar mein
tooti taati khaat
tooti taati
tooti taati

tooti taati khaat
bichha kar
soye puraana taat
gadhe par
baitthaa jaave ghaat
gadhe par
gadhe par
gadhe par

dhobi ke dekho thhaath
kisi ki pant
kisi ka coat
pehan kar bana
governer laat


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Blog Day :

4479 Post No. : 15988 Movie Count :

4379

Hullo Atuldom

Today we are remembering a celebrity who began his life as a Professor of Civil Engineering in a Mumbai engineering college. A huge fan of Dilip Kumar, he was spotted by comedian Agha when he was performing in a play “Taash ke Pattey”. The play was recommended to Dilip saab who saw it, and signed this Professor/ stage actor for “Sagina” and “Bairaag”. This was the start of a career that spanned from the ’70s to 2019 – Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja released in 2019.

This post is about Kadar Khan who was born in Kabul to Afghan parents. He was educated in Mumbai and graduated as a civil engineer. His career as a writer in Bollywood took off when he was offered to co-write the script of “Jawaani Diwaani” by Narinder Bedi. This was followed by dialogue, script writing for over 200 films in addition to acting in around 300.

I am unable to decide if he was a better actor or writer. I am unable to decide if he evoked more emotion in the public as a villain or comic character actor. I am in love with his pairing with Govinda in both serious and comic roles. There are many movies to choose from where they have showcased their comic timing but that does not mean that they couldn’t emote serious situations. They have played grandfather -grandson in “Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni”, father-n-son in “Haseena Maan Jaayegi”, “Sindoor”; father-in law son-in-law in “Dulhe Raja”. I don’t know if David Dhawan brought out the best in them. But it is to Rajesh Khanna’s credit that Manmohan Desai paid Kadar Khan handsomely for writing the dialogues of “Roti” in 1974.

I loved him as the lovable old man in “Gharwali Baharwali”, “Saajan Chale Sasural”, “Mr & Mrs Khiladi”. He was cute as the outwardly-submissive husband of Bindu in “Biwi Ho To Aisi”. He played a similar character with Shashikala as his wife in “Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani” (1988). He has played serious characters too as in “Yaarana”, “Adalat”, “Roti”, “Tohfa”- there is a whole list of such films.
He has had a few songs picturized on him in his long and illustrious career. Some have been philosophical and some have been funny. He has also tried to dance in some of these songs and it used to be rather cute to see.

In today’s song too, we see Kadar Khan play a slightly old character who is frustrated by the presence of a “Dhaaba” in the premises of his five star hotel. He has tried all possible tactics to evict the dhabbawala. The competition in the song is one such attempt.

This song is written by Sameer and Anand- Milind are the music composers. It is sung by Vinod Rathod and Sonu Nigam. The song has a lot of well-known couplets strung together rather imaginatively and that had made it appealing to the younger generation of that period. Besides being a song from my own ‘list of loved songs’ it also belonged to my dad’s list. He must have seen this movie every time it came on television and so have I. I am sure that the song was inspired by the song from “Padosan”- “ek chatur naar” going by the way the characters are emoting- all over the top.

The movie had Raveena Tandon as his daughter and Johnny Lever played Kadar Khan’s Man-Friday who is in cahoots with the dhabbawala -Govinda- who feels that he should be the “Dulhe Raja” of the hotel owner Singhania -played by Kadar Khan.

“Dulhe Raja” released on 10th July 1998. This was one of the 13 films that released in 1998 with Kadar Khan in the cast, he was definitely a busy 60-year old in that year.


Song-Kahaan Raja bhoj kahaan gangu teli (Dulhe Raja)(1998) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Vinod Rathod, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anand Milind
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

Aaa aaa aaa aaaa
khushboo shabaab rang
rawaani uthha ke la
kehte hain umr rafta kabhi laut’ti nahin
jaa maikade se meri jawaani uthha ke lah
waah waah kya baat hai
waah ustaad

arre hey hey ae
guzara hua zamaana
kabhi laut’ta nahin
shaayad kabhi bhi isne dekha na aaina
sathhiya gaya hai isko
kuchh soojh’ta nahin

aaha ohho
aaha
chachhunder ke sar pe na bhaaye chameli
chachhundar ke sar pe hae ae
chachhundar ke sar pe na bhaaye chameli
kahaan raaja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raaja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kyun ustaad
thheek hai na

kya bola
cha chhundar
hoo
main shakkar ki bori
yeh hai gud ki bheli
main shakkar ki bori ee ee ee
main shakkar ki bori
yeh hai gud ki bheli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

kabar ke andar teri kamariya
aa aa aa kabar ke andar teri kamariya
kamariya
kamariya

(haan)
kabar ke andar teri kameriya
bus kuchh din hai baaki umariya

ni sa ni re re
ni sa ni dha dha dha dha
ni sa ni re re
ni sa ni dha dha dha dha
aaaa aa aaa aaa
ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
aaa aaa aaa ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
atariya, (haan)
atariya (haan)
ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
dhan pe hai mere
iss ki nazariya

arey boodhau
ye sher arz hai tere liye
log acchhe hon toh
daulat nahin dekhi jaati ee
seerat achchi ho o toh o o o
o o o
soorat nahin dekhi ee ee jaati
itna bata do
iss bekhabar saudaagar ko o o
maal achcha ho o toh o o o o o
keemat nahin dekhi eee eee jaati

kya sher maara hai

duboya mujhko hone ne
duboya tujhko hone ne
na main hota toh kya hota
na tu hota toh kya hota
na tu hota toh ye hotal nahi hota
na main hota toh ye dhaaba nahin hota
na yeh hotal hota,
na dhaba hota
na yeh ragda hota,
na jhagda hota
ee ee

bujha na mujhe jhoothi moothi paheli
bujha na mujhe ae ae ae ae ae ae
bujha na mujhe jhoothi moothi paheli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

ae gangu
ae pangu
arey gangu gangande
ae pangu langade
arre kuchh suna suna
toh sun
samajh samajh ke
samajh ko samajho
samajh samajhna
bhi ek samajh hai
aa aa aa aaa
samajh samajh ke
samajh ko samajho
samajh samajhna
bhi ek samajh hai
samajh samajh ke
jo na samajhe
meri samajh mein
woh naasamajh hai
ae naasamajh
na samajh naa samajh mujhe
are nasamjh
nasamajh naa samajh mujhe
meri samajh toh teri
samajh ki samajh se baahar hai
baahar hai
meri samajh toh teri
samajh ki samajh se bahar hai

maine dil diya unko
pyaar ki hadd thhi
maine jaan di unko
aitbaar ki hadd thi
marne ke baad bhi khuli rahi aankhen
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thhi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi

haan
main tujhe jhel gaya
jhelne ki hadd thhi
arre main tujhse khel gaya
khelne ki hadd thhi
tere saamne dhaaba khola aa aa
ye mere kholne ki hadd thhi
haan mere kholne ki hadd thhi

ye tere kholne ki hadd thhi
ye tere kholne ki hadd thhi

sa ri ga ma pa dha ni sa
sa ni dha pa ma ga ri sa
tere ghar mein paisa paisa
mere ghar mein paisa paisa

main idhar jaaun ke udhar jaaun
badi mushkil,
mushkil,
mushkil
mushkil mein hoon
mai kidhar jaaun
idhar jaaun
udhar jaaun
udhar jaaun
idhar jaaun
kidhar jaaun
kidhar jaaun
ooo ho

yeah
yeah
yeah
daulat se gaya
shohrat se gaya
bhari mehfil mein izzat se gaya
ha ha ha
bahut hawa mein thha
yaaron main baazi maar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri ho gayi iss ki kothi haweli
meri ho gayi haan aan
meri ho gayi iss ki kothi haweli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

hoy hoy hoy hoy
ahaa


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

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Today’s song is from the film Husn ka chor-53.

The film was made by Basant Pictures owned by Homi Wadia. He was the Producer, but surprisingly the film was directed by his elder brother J.B.H.Wadia (13-1-1901 to 4-1-1986 ). JBH had also written its story, screenplay and dialogues too. Another surprise was that this film was a Costume/action film. The brothers had separated in 1942 on the issue of Wadia Movietone continuing making stunt films or to start making social films. JBH wanted to make social films and Homi Wadia (22-5-1911 to 10-12-2004) advocated for continuance of stunt films. He separated from JBH and started his own Basant Pictures. The third surprise was that for the first (and the last) time JBH wrote part of the lyrics of one song in this film. Today’s song is that song.

The cast of the film was Usha Kiran, Mahipal, Brij Mohan (B.M.Vyas), Azeem Dalpat, Sardar Mansoor, Agha Shapoor, Bismilla etc.etc. The wadias, known for fantasy and stunt films, always made new stories by rehashing old stories from Arabian Nights. This was also one such movie. I had seen this film.

The lead pair was Mahipal and Usha Kiron. one speciality of Wadias was that in their films, the credits list used to be very lengthy ,as they were keen on writing almost every small actor’s names also.

Qamar(Mahipal) was a compulsive thief.Once he steals Princess Husn’s(Usha Kiran) jewels,but he is so dazed by her beauty and innocence that he returns her jewels.When several foreign Princes come to propose to her,he also goes there by disguising as a prince.Husn selects him,but the secret is revealed by Nadira(Lalita kumari),a dancer who loves Qamar.The king could not digest the selection by Husn. Qamar is put in Jail, from where he is rescued by Nadira and friends.One Faqir tells Qamar to become a real prince to win Husn.
Qamar sets out on a magic flying horse to meet Moon Fairy to get the Magic wish bowl.The Moon fairy is rescued by him from the custody of evil genie by killing the genie.

Meanwhile Husn’s father faces mutiny and death if Husn is not married to the Vazir. Qamar arrives on a flying carpet and takes away Husn to the Moon.
The End.

In the last scene this line is Flashed ” Heaven dwells in pure Hearts “.

It was great fun to watch such types of movies.The audience also participated in the ongoings on the screen by appropriately scolding, encouraging or clapping loudly.There was no need to think logically. It was pure entertainment, and a timepass.

Actor Brij Mohan aka B.M.Vyas was one artiste who started as a singer, became a drama actor and then ended up as a villain, character actor. B.M.Vyas was born as Brijmohan Vyas on Vijayadashami (22 October) day of 1920 in Churu, Rajasthan. He is the younger brother of the well-known poet and lyricist, Bharat Vyas. He was married at the age of 17 when his wife, Jamna was just 11. They had 71 years of marital bliss before Jamna passed away in 2008. They had six daughters and a son. After acting in over 200 films in various languages, Vyas quit acting in the early 1990s. Then he moved to his residence in Kalyan. Having seen various shades of life, Vyas lived a contented life with his children and grandchildren.

On 15 January, 1944, actor Prithviraj Kapoor realised his dream when Prithvi Theatre, his own drama company came into being. Mahakavi Kalidas’ classic Shakuntala was chosen to be their first performance. The play’s cast included Uzra Mumtaz (younger sister of Zohra Segal) to play Shakuntala, Prithviraj Kapoor to play Dhushyant, K N Singh was cast as Rishi Kanva, Shakuntala’s foster father, Sati Devi (Bijoya Ray’s sister, Ruma Guha Thakurta’s mother) as Gautami, caretaker of Kanva Ashram who raises Shakuntala, and Hemavati (Daya Kishan Sapru’s wife) to play Shakuntala’s friend Priyamvada, among others. A young, 24 years old, B M Vyas was recruited as a singer by the drama company to sing songs in their play at a monthly salary of 75 Rupees.

Once when rehearsals for their maiden show were in progress and Vyas was done with his singing rehearsals, he was watching rehearsals of the cast. One of his songs for the play was “Bitiya Rani Kahan Kahan Tapasvi Log, Milna Julna Rehgaya Nadi Naav Sanjog”. The cast was rehearsing for a scene which needed Rishi Kanva to recite a mantra in Sanskrit, but actor K N Singh was having trouble reciting it. Prithviraj was trying to help him but was also faltering in saying it perfectly. Vyas , an expert in Hindi and Sanskrit, having immense knowledge of Ved Mantra was witnessing the proceedings for two days. It was possibly the blessing of Goddess Saraswati that inspired him to say the mantra aloud. On hearing him intone the mantra with such Brahminical precision, Prithviraj was very impressed and asked him to help K N Singh in saying the mantra correctly. But soon K N Singh informed Prithviraj ji that he will not be able to speak Devbhasha (Sanskrit) and that he should look for another artiste for the role. Prithviraj asked Prithvi Theatre’s manager Ramesh Saigal to approach Vyas for the role. Vyas , who had already acted in a Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana earlier, readily agreed and stepped into the role and thus started his journey as an actor.

While the rehearsals were still on, Vyas suffered a personal tragedy and had to go back home in Bikaner, Rajasthan. There he fell sick with typhoid. Here rehearsals were in full swing as the play was to premiere on 9 March, 1945 at the Royal Opera House. The final date was about a month away so Prithviraj asked him to come back as soon as possible. Vyas returned with his wife though he was still unwell. On the day he resumed his rehearsals he couldn’t do much due to frequent blackouts. The medication he was on, did not seem to help him much. He remembers the doctor from Kalbadevi who treated him for free; with his medication, Vyas ji’s health improved considerably in just three days.

The final round of rehearsals was done and finally the day of Prithvi Theatre’s first play to be staged, arrived. For the first performance of Shakuntala, many known names of the film industry were present at Royal Opera House. In the scene where Rishi Kanva makes an entry on stage he was required to raise his hands for blessing but Vyas was still weak and his hands started shaking. He tried a lot to control them but to no avail. He then remembered that he had seen many old people whose hands and head would involuntarily shake, so he started to shake his head too. The end result was so effective that during the play’s interval Prithviraj came and hugged him. He asked him how he developed that body language, Vyas told him about his genuine problem. Prithiviraj told him that he did a wonderful job and should continue with the same every time the play was staged.

Vyas had a long association with Prithvi Theatre, from 1944 to 1955. During this period he toured with the group to various cities and got an opportunity to showcase his singing and acting skills in various plays like – Deewar, Pathan, Aahuthi, Gaddar, Kalaakar, etc. The dedication with which this iconic actor prepared for his roles can be observed from the fact that he could mouth dialogs from plays he participated in over six decades ago.

Vyas was interested in music since childhood. He is a self-taught singer. They had a Harmonium at home which Vyas learnt to play on his own. He liked to be around musically inclined people. He would listen carefully and learn. He fondly remembers the blind musician from his home town who would give him a free hand to play the various musical instruments he had. He never really had a Guru he could learn from but he says he learnt the art of teaching singing. He gave music tuitions when he was in Bikaner before moving to Mumbai.

In the early 1940s Bharat Vyas called his younger brother to Mumbai. Soon Vyas ji got the opportunity to act and sing as many as twenty songs for the Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana written by Bharat. Music Director Naushad Sahab’s assistant Ghulam Muhammad who hailed from Rajasthan was very impressed when he heard Vyas’s voice in the play. He took him to meet Naushad Sahab who was working on the soundtrack of the film Pehle Aap (1944). Vyas got an opportunity to sing a group song “Hindustan Ke Hum Hain, Hindustan Hamara; Hindu Muslim Dono Ki Aakhon Ka Tara” with established singers G. M. Durrani and Shyam Kumar along with a new singer Mohammed Rafi. Since this song was supposed to be sung by soldiers on screen, Vyas and Rafi Sahab had to wear heavy boots and do a rhythmic march while singing to give an effect of an army troop. Such effects could not be added to a song with the technology available then; it all had to be done in real time. However the first ever song Vyas sang for a film was “Alakh Niranjan, Jai Jai Jai Manaranjan” from Bhartrihari (1944) which was picturized on Arun Ahuja (Govinda’s father).

After Vyas joined Prithvi Theatre as a singer, he had to do regular riyaz at home. A music teacher who often heard him sing once asked if he would be willing to give music tuitions. Since his monthly salary was 75 Rupees then, Vyas agreed as this would give him additional income. The teacher took him to meet Jaichand Kapoor and soon Vyas started giving music tuitions to his elder son, Brijmohan. However his younger brother seemed more inclined and started learning music from Vyas. This youngster was none other than our legendary playback singer, Mahendra Kapoor who always acknowledged that B M Vyas was his first Guru.

Vyas gave playback in four films – Bhartrihari (1944, MD: Khemchand Prakash), Pehle Aap (1944, MD: Naushad), Maharana Pratap (1946, MD: Ram Ganguli) and Naulakha Haar (MD: R C Boral) before destiny took him on a different path. He remembers meeting Rafi Sahab years later who sweetly said “Pandit ji you changed our line (singing)” to which Vyas admitted that he did not see much of a future for himself in singing and hence switched to acting.

After Prithvi Theatre’s first play Shakuntala was staged, Devika Rani (owner of Bombay Talkies) was keen to know who played Rishi Kanva. When she saw the 24 yrs old Vyas she was surprised, she never expected to see such a young man. She offered him a role in a Bombay Talkies film to be directed by actor Jairaj but the film was never made.

When Ramesh Saigal moved away from Prithvi Theatre, he joined Chetan Anand’s company India Pictures as Production Manager. They were working on their next film Neecha Nagar (1946) when Ramesh Saigal offered Vyas a small role (protagonist’s elder brother) in the film. Prithvi Theatre never laid any restrictions on their actors; they could take outside work while working in their plays. Vyas was eager to face the camera and accepted the role with open arms. He is credited as ‘Vyas ji’s in this film. Soon he played a small role in Raj Kapoor‘s Aag (1948) where he is credited as ‘Brijmohan’. But the role that gave him recognition in the film industry was in Barsaat (1949) where he played actress Nargis’ father. For this film he is credited as ‘B. M. Vyas’. Thus Vyas ji’s film career took off and he never looked back.

He has had a long and very successful career of more than four decades and has been part of many memorable classics. He has always been a character artist who started his career with portraying old characters. His last film most probably was Maa (1991).Vyas was very keen to work with the great filmmaker V Shantaram and approached him for work. Shantaram was planning Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) and was busy casting actors to play six prisoners in the film. He did not tell him that he is Bharat’s younger brother who was the lyricist of the film. When Vyas approached him, Shantaram was initially a bit apprehensive due to his height but soon cast him as one of the prisoners, Jalia Nai. They had a month-long schedule in Kolhapur. When the reels were sent to Rajkamal Studios for processing, it was found that due to dirt particles on the lens there were lines all across the frame in all the reels and the whole month’s hard work had gone to waste. They had to reshoot the entire thing. Vyas had a tough time managing schedules due to this re-shoot as he had other films in hand too. My favourite scene of this film is where Jalia comes with an intention to kill the Jailor played by Shantaram himself. That scene showcases Vyas ji’s ability as a performer, his entire body language, facial expressions, use of eyes and voice in this scene is a class act, beyond words.

About the classic scene from Sampoorna Ramayan (1961) Vyas said when he was offered the role of Ravan he was thrilled, being Shastri in Sanskrit he had read so much about this mythological character. Hence he was really keen to play the part but Ravan is expected to have a powerful physique while Vyas ji had a lean frame. To overcome this hurdle he got cotton padded clothing made for the role to look fuller. The rising temperature due to lights in addition to studio heat, he would sweat profusely in those cotton padded cloths but he did not let it hinder his performance. That innovative scene where Ravan is interacting with his nine heads was a collective brainchild of Babubhai Mistry and Homi Wadia. Vyas had to enact from a fixed position in front of a stationary camera for fifteen days but the end result was very effective.

On being asked about the most memorable and satisfying moment from his entire career Vyas narrated this incident. Prithvi Theatre’s play Gaddar was being staged in which he was playing the role of Maulana. Once filmmaker Kidar Sharma came to see the play, and was very impressed with his dialog delivery in Urdu. He asked Vyas to meet him. Sharma was working on his next film Shokhian (1951) and was looking for an actor to play the role of Baba Ghani. He gave Vyas a long dialog written in Urdu which Baba Ghani had to say to inspire the soldiers who are running away from the battle field to come back. Vyas said that he can’t read Urdu. Sharma was surprised and asked then how he played the role of Maulana in Gaddar. He said he rehearsed his lines written in Devnagri script and played the part. He asked Sharma to get the dialog written in Devnagri, and promised to prepare and say them the next day.

Next day he said the lines with such perfection that Sharma gave him a small Silver Coin as a token of appreciation. After that Sharma would often ask him to say the lines whenever important people came to meet him. Once actor Dilip Kumar came and he was asked to say the lines in front of him as well. Dilip Sahab was very impressed and remembered that he had heard this voice before. Vyas told him that he may have seen Raj Kapoor’s Barsaat (1949) where he played actress Nargis’ father. Dilip Sahab then recommended Vyas ji’s name to play actress Naseem’s father in the film Baaghi (1953), produced by his brother Ayyub Khan. Fortunately copies of Shokhian (1951) are available and this scene is here for all of us to see. It was heartening to see Vyas recite the same dialogues with such enthusiasm even today, after almost sixty years.

B M Vyas acted in 175 films. His first film was Neecha Nagar-46 and last film was Oh,Darling ! yeh hai India-95.

Vyas ji left for a better world on 11 March, 2013. (Adapted from articles from Maitri Manthan and Blog beete hue din, with thanks.)

Today’s song is a comedy song, sung by Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and chorus.


Song-Ho gaya tere Majnu ko Ishq ka bukhaar (Husn Ka Chor)(1953) Singers- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Bulo C Rani
Chorus
All

Lyrics

ho gaya ho gaya ho gaya ho gaya
ho gaya
ho gaya
tere majnu ko ishq ka
bukhaar bukhaar bukhaar
hmm hmm
haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
ho gaya tere majnu ko ishk ka
bukhaar
bukhaar bukhaar
haay haay re haye re
hoye hoye re hoye re

zara apni nabz mujhe dikha aa
o mere beemaar
haay haay re haaye re

hoye hoye re hoye re
arre o mareez
khaaya thha kya

teer-e-nazar
teer-e-nazar
arre o mareez
piya thha kya

khoon-e-jigar
khoon-e-jigar
arre o mareez
dekha thha kya

arre patli kamar
haaye patli kamar
uyi tauba
tujhe bhoot ban ke
chimat gaya hai kisi ka pyaar
haay haay re haaye re

hoye hoye re hoye re

main koi hakeem bulaati hoon
tere dil ka dard mitaati hoon
main koi hakeem bulaati hoon
tere dil ka dard mitaati hoon

ae haseenaaa
ae hasena
waqt na bekaar ho
main mareez-e-ishq hoon
meri dawa parde mein ho
main mareez-e-ishq hoon
meri dawa parde mein ho
is tarah se kis tarah
karoon tera aitbar
haay haay re haaye re

hoye hoye re hoye re
haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
hoye

mera majnu shor machaaye re
mera majnu shor machaaye re
mera sanam to bichhda jaaye re
ae ae ae ae
bichhda jaaye re
koi aaye re aaye re aaye
bachaaye re
paani ee
paani o paani
paani
ho ho paaaani
nahin kuchh jaan baaki
ab mohabbat karne waale mein

mohabbat karne waale mein
mohabbat karne waale mein

khuda bakhse bahut si
khoobiyaan ki marne waale mein

aji haan marne waale mein
aji haan marne waale mein ae ae

hoye hoye
hoye hoy re hoye hoy
ho ho hoy
utar gaya mere majnu ka ishk ka
bukhaar bukhaar bukhaar

haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re

haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
hay hay re haye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
hoy hoy


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

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Today’s song is from the film Dost-54. There were films made with this title in 1944, 1954,1974,1989 and 1990. There were 17 films with the word Dost in their titles. Film Dost had 7 songs. 6 songs are already discussed here, but one song was not available for a long time. Now that is available and today’s song will qualify the film to become YIPPEED !

This is a Male-Male duet, sung by S.Balbir and S.Kapoor. Balbir is a known singer, but I do not know anything about this S Kapoor. He also acted in this film. The cast of the film was Usha Kiran, Suresh, Majnu, Randhir, Uma Dutt, Kammo, Mohana, S Kapoor, S Nazir and others. Actually actor Om prakash is also acting in this film. The film poster shows his name as well as photo. However, HFGK does not show his name in the cast. Such instances are not uncommon. Even in the film “1857” of 1946, the hero was Surendra, but his name was missing from the cast. Surendra had also sung one solo and one duet in the film.

Of course, the task of compiling HFGK was a mammoth one, so such small errors were seen sometimes. I find that only the HFGK volume II covering the 40’s decade has such instances and also in this volume, the cast names of films are few, giving a feeling that it is an incomplete cast detail. In all other volumes the cast is given almost fully. But these matters are understandable. The 40’s decade was a highly disturbed one. What with the second world war, independence, migration of artistes and the Partition. No wonder, material from this decade must have been difficult to gather.

Majnu was one of the actors in the cast. Majnu was not his real name. His real name was Harold Lewis-a Punjabi Christian. He was a close friend of producer Director Roop K Shorey. Shorey made a film “Majnu-1935″ and Harold was the Hero. The film was a Parody of the Laila – Majnu story. There were many fighting scenes in it and in one scene, Majnu is tied up to Railway Tracks. This film became very popular and the people started calling him majnu. He too liked it and continued with this name for life. In Hindi films, this is the only case where the actor is permanently named after his first role.

In the South film industry, I know of at least two Prominent actors, who were named forever, based on their first role or the company they worked for. First was actor Villupuram Chinnaiah Manrayar Ganesamoorthy, who started his career by acting in stage dramas. His first drama ” Shivaji kanda Hindu Rajyam”, featuring him in the role of Shivaji, became a Hit and so popular that the great social reformer E V Ramsamy conferred on him the name ” Sivaji “. He became SIVAJI GANESAN.

The second case was that of actor Ganapati Subramanian Sarma. He was a graduate in those early days of cinema. He joined Gemini Studiosas a Production Executive and from here he did a small role in Gemini’s film ” Miss Malini”-1947. Since there was already another ganesan in south films, this actor was called GEMINI GANESAN, as he was working in Gemini’s film.

Coming back to Majnu – MAJNU-Harold Lewis was a Punjabi Christian. He was born on 2-11-1913. He was the childhood friend of Roop K.Shorey. When Shorey wanted to make his second film,he chose Harold as a Hero.The film was MAJNU-1935,which was a satirical spoof on the old Laila-Majnu story.There were many stunts and in one scene Majnu is tied up on railway track by the villain.The film became a hit and Harold was renamed MANJU for his film career.

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

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

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

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

The music director of the film Dost-54 was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj Behl, in my opinion,is one of those composers in the film world, who composed lots of melodious songs. Unfortunately, he was also one of those composers who never got Big banners to work for. He and his brother, Gulshan Behl founded N.C.Films, on their father’s name-Nihal Chand- and produced B and C grade movies to which Hansraj gave his music. Hansraj was known as Master ji, in the industry. Only two people were known as Master ji…one was Ghulam Haider and the other was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj usually worked alone and rarely used any assistant while giving music.

Hansraj is remembered for giving initial playback singing breaks to Asha Bhonsle and Madhubala Jhaveri. He also gave a chance to his own friend Verma Malik-Lyricist. Malik used to live with him initially, in Bombay. He composed music for 62 films from Pujari-46 to Badmashon ka Badmash-79. One film “Insaaf ka Khoon” was released after his death,in 1988.

Hansraj Behl is one of the music directors who became successful in the post independence era. He composed music for not only Hindi films but also for Punjabi films. Hansraj was born on 19 November 1916 in Punjab. He got his basic education in music from Pt. Chunnilal. Then he opened his music school in Lahore and he had some non-film records released under the label of HMV. In 1944 Hansraj came to Bombay to try his luck in the Hindi film industry as a music director.

After one year of struggle he got his first film Pujari, made by Ardeshir Irani, in 1946. He got films like Gwaalan and Phulwaari in the same year, but all these films could not do well at the box office. Behl tasted success in 1947 with the release of Lakhon Mein Ek and Chheen Le Aazadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Aazadi became very popular. In 1948 he came up with four films – Chunariya, Mitti Ke Khilone, Pardesi Mehmaan and Satya Narayan, of which Chunariya’s music was a hit especially the song ‘Dil-e-Nashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi..’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song which placed him among high class music directors was ‘Sab Kuchh Lutaya Hamne Aakar Teri Gali Me..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and written by Mulk Raj Bhaakri.

In the year 1949, he came out with Chakori, Raat Ki Raani, Zevraat and few more films. Lata sang one of her favourite songs, ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes Chakori Yahan Ro Ro Mare..’ in Chakori, which became very popular and it helped Hansraj to gain popularity among music lovers. ‘Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi in Raat Ki Raani was a nationwide hit.

In 1950-51 he gave many hit songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt and Suraiyya. Songs of Kisi Ki Yaad became very popular soon after the release of the film. ‘Koi Mujhko Na Bulaye..’ and ‘Tadapta Chhod Kar Mujhko Kahaan Tum Reh Gaye..’ both sung by Geeta Dutt and ‘O Jaane Wale Ye Kya Kiya..’ by Mohammed Rafi gained immense popularity. In 1952 he introduced Madhubala Jhaveri as a playback singer in Apni Izzat and Jaggu. Madhubala sang ‘Dil Mere Tera Diwaana..’ with Talat Mehmood and ‘Meethi Meethi Loriyaan Main Dheere Dheere Gaoon..’ (both Apni Izzat) featured her solo voice. In 1954, he again came out with musical films like Dost and Khaiber. ‘Aaye Bhi Akela Jaye Bhi Akela..’ from Dost (1954) sung by Talat Mehmood was among one of his memorable compositions.

He continued to give his best in films like Rajdhani, Milan, Miss Bombay, Changez Khan and Saawan. Songs like ‘Bhool Ja Sapne Suhane..’ from Rajdhani (1956), ‘Mohabbat Zinda rehti Hai..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘ Jab Raat Nahi Katti..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘Zindagi Bhar Gham Judaai Ka..’ from Miss Bombay (1957), ‘Haseen Ho Khuda To Nahi..’ from Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960), ‘Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama..’ from Saawan (1959) and ‘Tujhko Dhoondhu To Dhoondhu Kahaan..’ from Milan (1959) crossed all the barriers of success and Hansraj Behl’s name was on the lips of every music lover.

After all these successful films he continued to give music till 1969 but failed to give any hit because his later films were either stunts or fantasy films with little scope for having good music. His last hit song was an all time great creation ‘Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..’ which was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the film Sikandar-e-Azam in 1965.

Hansraj Behl died of Cancer in Bombay on 20-5-1984.

With today’s song, all the eight songs of the film Dost-54 get covered and the movie gets YIPPEED in the blog


Song-Ham phiren kanwaare rab jee (Dost)(1954) Singers-Balbir, S Kapoor, Lyrics-Om Prakash, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Hum phiren kanwaare Rab ji
Hum phiren kunware
Hum phiren kanware Rab ji
Hum phire kanware
is duniya mein bhookhe nange jiyen tere sahaare
kya karen bechaare rab jee
hum phiren kunwaare

shahar mein aa kar hamne daata
dekha ajab tamaasha
shahar mein aa kar hamne daata
dekha ajab tamaasha
koi na poochhe paani kisi ko
beshaq mare pyaasa
koi na poochhe paani kisi ko
beshaq mare pyaasa
o rab jee beshaq mare pyaasa
isi liye main dikhe hain
lemon sode saare
qurbaan tumhaare
rab jee
hum phiren kunwaare

sare aam phirte hain yahaan par
mard aurat ke jode
sare aam phirte hain yahaan par
mard aurat ke jode
dekh ke in jodon ko
mere dil par paden hathauden
dekh ke in jodon ko
mere dil par paden hathauden
o rab jee
dil par paden hathauden
kaisa ye insaaf hai tera
ham bhi rahen kanwaare
ab badal chuka re
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare

dhanwaalon ki naiyya maalik
bin chappoo hai chalti
dhanwaalon ki naiyya maalik
bin chappoo hai chalti
ham bhookhon ki is duniya mein
daal nahin hai galti
ham bhookhon ki is duniya mein
daal nahin hai galti
o rab jee
daal nahin hai galti
na ghar baar na paise palle
ro ro karen gujaare
phaakon ke maare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare

chalte phirte din guzren
footpath pe kati raat
o neeli chhatri waale
ab bigad gayi sab baat
main to bhola bhaala hoon
o main to bhola bhaala hoon
tu meri laaj bachaa le
ya to ik se do kar de
ya apne paas bulaa le
apne paas bulaa le
o rab jee
apne paas bulaa le
gaya waqt nahin aayegaa
kuchh soch le mere baare
kuchh soch le mere baare
sun jag ke ke pyaare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare
is duniya mein bhookhe nange
jiyen kare sahaare
kya karen bechaare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare


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

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4450 Post No. : 15909

Today’s song is a comedy song from a Costume/Action film “Jungle ka Jawahar”-52. The film was a production from Basant Pictures, owned by producer/Director Homi Wadia. In 1942, brothers JBH Wadia and Homi Wadia separated from each other on a very important point. The elder brother JBH Wadia was of the opinion that the life of the action-stunt films is a short one. He firmly believed that the market for action films will dry up within the next 10-15 years, hence the company should change over to Social films.

The younger brother Homi Wadia differed and wanted to continue with stunt films. He separated and established his own Basant Pictures. Most stunt actors joined his group – especially Fearless Nadia. Besides the Human artistes, Homi Wadia also replaced Animals used in stunt films. In Wadia films there was a Horse named ‘Punjab ka Beta’, a dog named ‘Tiger’, and a Motor car called ‘Rolls Royce ki Beti’. Basant Pictures brought a Horse named ‘Rajput’, dog called ‘Moti’, and a Motor Car called ‘Austin ki Bachhi’. In addition they also acquired a Motorcycle named ‘Runnio’.

The history of stunt action films is as old as the Silent film history. Silent films were essentially a Visual medium, as there was no sound. What could be achieved by dialogues had to be conveyed only with the visuals, hence there was not much scope for emotional films. In the initial stages of silent films, the audience was mainly of the middle and lower class of the society. Impressing and attracting them was easy with action films. That’s how the majority of silent films consisted of action or stunt scenes.

After the advent of Talkie films, the trend of stunt films continued and also became money spinners. Those days stunt films did not need any well known or famous actors or beautiful heroines. These films were made with minimum budgets. Master Bhagwan used to make a stunt film in just 60 to 70 thousand Rupees, covering all expenses. The Wadia, Mohan, Imperial or Ranjit action films cost a little more as they were more elaborate with some story and known actors.

There were specialist actors like Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Fearless Nadia, Prakash, Boman Shroff, Billimoria brothers, John Cawas and few others who were fixed stars of stunt films. In those days “SPL FX” techniques were not there and all the stunts were actually done by the actors themselves.

Veeru Devgan – yesteryear Fight Master, has written an article on “Stunts and Actions” in the “Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema”. He says in it,

“It was from film Aan-52 that professionals were employed for the first time. Azeembhai handled the Horses and Douglas took care of the fights and fencing….
“Evolution of action hero began with “Phool aur Pathar”-66, when Dharmendra bared his chest for the first time….
“Stunts in Hindi cinema started taking centre stage in the late 60s and early 70s…..
“What is creditable is that most of today’s actors are ready to do all the action scenes themselves “.

These days, no film is complete without “SPL FX”. What we miss now is the Human involvement in film stunts !

The cast of today’s film was Fearless Nadia, John Cawas, Goldstein, Dalpat, Leela kumari, Rajani, Shyamsundar, Raja Sandow etc. This film is remarkable for 2 reasons. First is – for its Music Director, Madholal Damodar Master, this was his last film as MD. He retired from films, but excelled in another field with International fame, after retirement. More of it later in this post.

Secondly, one of the names in the film cast today was Raja Sandow. He indeed was in the film and film credits, though he had died on 25-11-1943 only ! Surprised ? Not only this film, but a total of 5 Hindi films and over a dozen Tamil films featured Raja Sandow in their films till 1960 ! This is because this legend of stunt films was so popular that his film shots were used again in different films for over a decade as a member of film cast. This must be unique in the world.

Raja Sandow (born P. K. Nagalingam) was an Indian film actor, film director and producer. He began his career as an actor in silent films and later became a prominent actor and director in Tamil and Hindi films of the 1930s. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of early Indian cinema.

Raja Sandow was born in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu. He was trained as a gymnast and started his film career as a stunt actor in S.N. Patankar’s National Film Company at Bombay. He was given the name “Raja Sandow” because of his physique (after strongman Eugen Sandow). His first lead role was in Patankar’s Bhaktha Bhodhana (1922), for which he was paid Rs. 101 as salary. A passionate gymnast, he started his career as a stunt actor in S.N. Patankar’s National Film (1922). Top star at Kohinoor and its associate LAxmi Pics. (1922-8) under Manilal Joshi (Mojili Mumbai), R.S. Choudhury and Homi Master. Achieved fame when he formed a trio with director Chandulal Shah and heroine Gohar starting Jagdish Film with them (1928) and its successor, Ranjit Film (1929-36). Sandow’s star image in reformist melodramas, playing complex psychological characters opposite Gohar, was launched with Gunsundari and extended in several classic ‘negative’ roles in Shah-Gohar sound films, e.g. Desh Dasi, Prabhu Ka Pyara and Barrister’s Wife. Other noted roles include Indira MA where he plays Kishore.

He became famous by starring in silent films like Veer Bhemsen (1923), The Telephone Girl (1926). After acting in a few silent films he also worked as a director in Ranjit Studios for a monthly salary. His first film as director was Sneh Jyoti (1928).
Returning to Tamil Nadu, he directed and acted in a number of silent films for R. Padmanaban’s Associate Film Company. Many of his silent films had reformist social themes like Peyum pennum (1930), Nandhanar (1930), Anadhai Penn (1931), Pride of Hindustan (1931) and sathi usha sundari (1931). After talking films were introduced with Alam Ara in 1931, he went back to Bombay and starred in many Hindi and Tamil talkies. He was often paired with the actresses Gohar and Sulochana (Ruby Myers). Between 1932–35, he acted in many socially themed Hindi films like Shyam sundar (1932), Devaki (1934) and Indira MA (1935). In 1935, he was commissioned to direct his first Tamil film Menaka and returned to Madras. He continued directing and acting in films till his death in 1943. Vasantha Sena(1936), Chalak Chor (1936), Chandrakanta (1936), Vishnuleela (1938), Thiruneelakantar (1939) and Choodamani (1941) were some of the films he directed and starred in during that period. The last film he worked in was Sivakavi (1943). Sandow suffered a heart attack and died at Coimbatore on 25 November 1943. He was survived by his wife Leelabai and one Son.

As far as films are concerned, he acted in 58 Silent films, 16 Hindi Talkie films and also directed 2 Hindi Talkie films.

Sandow was the first Tamil film director to adopt the practice of using names of actors in film titles. He was the first to introduce intimate kissing scenes and dancers in revealing costumes to the then conservative Tamil film industry. He was also the first director and producer to move Tamil cinema from remaking mythological stories and into making social themed films. He even advertised his films as “Don’t miss to see your own picture”. Sandow was also the first director to use Tamil literary works for film by directing Anadhai penn in 1931 based on Vai. Mu. Kothainayagi Ammal’s novel of the same name.

Writing about Sandow, film historian Theodore Baskaran says: “As a director, actor, scriptwriter and producer, his contribution to Tamil cinema is significant. Many of the stars of the Forties and Fifties have worked with him. He was very competent at coaching actors and maintained complete control over his films. He was a martinet on the sets and was often compared to a ringmaster in a circus. In his films, the emphasis shifted from songs to the spoken word.”

Film historian Randor Guy has also described him as a tough task master: “Raja Sandow was a tough and no-nonsense guy who would not hesitate to shout at and slap his crew and cast including women! Regretfully there are no such directors these days!.”

The Tamil Nadu Government has instituted an annual award in his name called Raja Sandow memorial Award, given for outstanding services to Tamil Cinema. A Postage stamp had been issued in recognition of his contributions to Indian cinema.

Filmography-Talkie films in Hindi…Pardesi preetam-33, Noor e imaan-33, Toofani Taruni-34, Partha Kumar-34, kashmeera-34, Indira M.A.-34, Gunsundari-34, Ratan Manjiri-35, Raat ki rani-35, Desh Dasi-35, College girl-35, Barrister’s wife-35, Prabhu ka pyara-36, Matlabi Duniya-36, Dil ka Daku-36 and Chalaak Chor-36. He directed Raat ki rani-35 and Chalaak Chor-36.

An extraordinary point. Raja Sandow was so popular during the Silent era and early Talkie period, that even after his death in 1943 at Coimbatore, his film shots and leftover films were used in 5 Hindi films till 1953-that is till 10 years after his death. Even his name appeared in the film cast and credits !. I feel this is an exclusive honour, which I have never heard in case of any other actor. The films using his shots in them were Dhoomketu-49, Alladin and Wonderful lamp-52, Jungle ka Jawahar-52, Nav Durga-53 and Husn ka chor-53. This information is given in The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema.

(Thanks for information from wiki, The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Atit ke sitare by Nand kishore, muVyz, HFGK and my notes).

The name Madholal Master must be unknown to the newer crop of Music lovers, because he retired from film music in 1952- much before most readers were even born. The story of Madhulal Master is as strange as his death. On the morning of 19th June 1990, The Times of India, Bombay flashed a news…” The old time Music Director and a Director of Indian Institute of Puppetry, shri Madholal Damodar Master is found murdered in his Shivaji Park home.”

Born on 21-6-1903, Madholal joined the film industry to become a Comedian, but he was first made a sound recordist assistant, then an assistant MD for two films and finally independent MD for Krishna Tone Film Company for their film, ‘ Navchetan’-32. In the next 21 years he gave music to 34 Hindi films, few Gujarati films and some documentaries, composing 267 Hindi songs. Unable to cope up with the changed pattern of Music and public taste, he retired from this profession after his last film- Jungle ka Jawahir-52. After this he pursued his hobby of Puppet making and soon developed a flourishing business. Internationally well known, he was the only Indian member honoured by the International Puppetiers’ Organization. Very few people know that it was his JOKER PUPPET which was used by Raj Kapoor in his ambitious film MERA NAAM JOKER-1970.

He was invited as a special guest for the release ceremony for the HFGK-Vol I, on 8-10-1988, after Harmandir ji meticulously made special efforts to locate him in Bombay. He was overwhelmed with this gesture. Madholal ji showed a Catalogue to Harmandir ji, in which Madholal ji had recorded information about all songs composed by him with details of every film that he did in his career. Harmandir ji was wonder struck with his systematic records. In the ceremony, senior artistes like Naushad, Sitara Devi, Rajkumari ji etc all touched his feet with respect. He regaled the audience with his humorous talk for an hour. He had spent 38 years before this in anonymity. It is very sad that his life ended in such a tragic way. ( His murderer was never found out, nor was the motive known and the case file was closed.)

Here is today’s duet from the film “Jungle ka Jawahar”-52. It is shot on Rajni and actor singer Shyamsundar. Enjoy….


Song- Pyaare Pappu Gore Gappu paas tu mere aa (Jungle Ka Jawaahar)(1952)Singers- Sulochana Kadam, Shyamsundar, Lyricist- Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD- Madholal Damodar Master

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

pyaare pappu gore gappu
pass tu mere aa
o ri kallo jhapak jhallo
chhod de mujhko ja

pyaare pappu gore gappu
pass tu mere aa
o ri kallo jhapak jhalo
chhod de mujhko ja

adiyal tattu mere mitthu
meethe bol suna
ulti sulti khoti khoti
baaten nahin bana

adiyal tattu mere mitthu
meethe bol suna
ulti sulti khoti khoti
baaten nahin bana
bhaiya bhaiya bhaiya
bhaiya aurat ki ye jaat
iski koi na samjhe baat
karti baaton ki barsat
chaahe din ho chaahe raat
maare ghodi ban ke laat

kahoon main mutalle chhod de muhalla
kahoon main nithhalli chhod mera palla
kahoon main mutalle chhod de muhalla
kahoon main nithalli chhod mera palla
main jungle ki sherni
tu shahar ka pilla
khaati gaajar mooli tu
main khaata rasgulla
main khata rasgulla
bhaiya bhaiya bhaiya
bhaiya aurat ki ye jaat
iski koi na samjhe baat
karti baaton ki barsat
chaahe din ho chaahe raat
maare ghodi ban ke laat

ja ja ja na phira dimaag mera
ho ho ho dekha bada rubaab tera
are ja ja ja na phira dimaag mera
ho ho ho dekha bada rubab mera
mujhe jaan le,
nahin
kahaa maan le
nahin nahin
mujhe jaan le
kaha maan le
o tauba hai ??
mujhko nahi sata
bhaiya bhaiya bhaiya
bhaiya aurat ki ye jaat
iski koi na samjhe baat
karti baaton ki barsat
chaahe din ho chaahe raat
maare ghodi ban ke laat

pyare pappu gore gappu
pass tu mere aa
o ri kallo jhapk jhalo
chhod de mujhko ja

adiyal tattu mere mitthu
meethe bol suna
ulti sulti khoti khoti
baaten nahin bana
bhaiya bhaiya bhaiya
bhaiya aurat ki ye jaat
iski koi na samjhe baat
karti baaton ki barsat
chaahe din ho chaahe raat
maare ghodi ban ke laat


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

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4436 Post No. : 15875

Today’s song is from the film Baraati-54. This is a comedy song sung by Chitalkar and the MD is Roshan. The director was J.K.Nanda and the cast was Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal,Agha, Omprakash, Shyam Kumar, Leela Mishra, Johnny Walker, Rajan Haksar, Kathana and many others.

The director J.K. Nanda aka Jai Kishen Nanda was born in 1904, in Bham, Punjab. He was a director, story writer and screenwriter. In spite of all these qualities and having got good films to direct, Nanda could not have a crowded career and directed only 12 films in his career. He wrote screenplay and story of films like Jailor-1938, Singaar-49, Baraat-54 and Mirza Ghalib-54. Films of his direction were Pavitra Ganga-32, Inteqaam-33, Bahen ka Pyar-35, Kudmai-41, Ishara-43, Jhumke-46, Parwana-47, Singaar-49, Chamkee-52, Baraati-54, Dhake ki Malmal-56 and Chaalaak-66.

Out of the total 8 songs of this film, 6 songs are already posted here. Today’s song is the 7th song and the 8th song is also available freely on YT. If one of us discusses that, this film too can be Yippeed.

Though this films’ songs are not composed by C Ramchandra, he has sung this song for Roshan. This is because Chitalkar was very fond of singing. From his childhood his interest was in music and singing. He had actually been trained by qualified singers. He had done singing roles in stage dramas also in his younger age. Even in his first ever film ” Naganand-35″ he had sung 2 songs. Though the actual number of his songs-sung by him- is not available, according to one estimate ,he sang about 150 duets or trios with various singers and about 50 odd solo songs in his career, in 77 films. This number is as good as any second line singer in the industry. Of course Chitalkar sang essentially for his own films. However there were occasions when he was invited by other composers for singing songs.
In those days there was a friendly atmosphere and cordial relations existed among the musical fraternity. All composers, singers, their assistants, lyricists, musicians used to have a lot of fun, get-to-gethers and even outings. One can find many such photographs on the Internet. Though there was keen competition, it was very healthy and not a Cut-Throat type – yet. This clean atmosphere started getting spoiled when some conniving composers (read Shankar Jaikishan, Laxmikant Pyarelal and others of their ilk) started unethical means to grab undeserving awards and films. Honest and True to music composers like S D Burman, C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Khayyam etc were thrown aside as they proved to be misfits in this new ” Dog Eat Dog ” culture that crept stealthily, in the film industry !

Anyway, Chitalkar sang in films composed by other Music Directors very selectively and for the sake of specific reasons. He seems to have sung for Mir Sahib (his first Guru), Anil Biswas(his idol),S D Burman, Roshan(his close friend), P.Ramakant, Chic Chocolate(his assistant of many years), Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant Pyarelal,Usha Khanna and Kishore Kumar. He sang for the last three in his last few years.

His songs with other Music Directors may not exceed 15 at the most. Lata sang hardly 2-3 songs as duets with him, for other music directors. Remaining of his duets for other music directors were with other singers.

I feel that he sang only ONE duet with Asha Bhonsle for other Music Directors and that song is from today’s film Baraati-54.

Anyway, today’s song is from Baraati, a film from 1954 and the Music Director was Roshan. At this juncture, Roshan was fighting for survival. After Bawre Nain and Malhar he had not given any Hit film. Few songs from his films had become popular. In 1954, he was summarily removed from the film MEHBOOBA and O P Nayyar took over . There was a huge hue and cry and the matter was taken up by the Association too. One good thing that happened was that during this period Lata stood behind Roshan like a Rock. Their relations were extremely sweet, so much so that when Lata decided to produce a Film “Bhairavi”, she appointed Roshan as its Music Director, much to the amazement of the industry ! The film did not materialise, is another matter. Though Roshan was never a Front row composer in the industry, Lata had recognised his Talent in the musical arena. The sweet relations between Lata and Roshan remained so for a long time-only to become bitter when Roshan gave opportunities to Hemlata in his films.

Chitalkar and Roshan were very good friends. After Chitalkar had retired from films, Roshan used to frequently go to his house in the evenings for drinks. Though Roshan hardly drank anything, Chitalkar more than compensated the deficit!. They used to exchange their sorrows. Roshan’s family life was not a happy one, which added to his nervous nature and took its toll finally.

Initially BARAATI-1954 was given to Chitalkar, who was already doing Yasmeen for Kardar Studios. Since Chitalkar knew that Roshan was without work, he persuaded A R Kardar to give the film to Roshan, thus Roshan became the Music Director for this movie.

When this song of Baraati-54 was to be recorded, Roshan purposely opted for Asha, since he knew that in future Chitalkar would try to bank upon her as a replacement for Lata. However it was not to be, though Chitalkar tried his best in this direction. In the film Amardeep-58, out of 12 songs,Asha was given 7 songs while Lata sang only two. In this connection there is an interesting incident….

In January 1957,there was a singing competition called ” MURPHY-METRO SINGING CONTEST ” held on the open grounds of Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Bombay. The judges were Naushad, Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Vasat Desai and Madan Mohan (He was the youngest of them all, which was an honour for him). Aarti Mukherjee and Mahendra Kapoor were the winners in this contest.

At the end of the Contest,when the curtain opened after a break, C Ramchandra suddenly appeared at the Centre-stage, with his full orchestra. (This was NOT announced to the audience earlier, giving them a pleasant surprise.)

Within minutes Asha Bhonsle appeared on the stage and they started a live show under his baton, presenting the First ever ROCK N ROLL number in the annals of Hindi film Music. Asha brought down the whole Mahalaxmi house that evening with her ultra spirited singing of ‘ Mr. John, ya Baba khan ya Lala Roshan daan ” from film BAARISH-57 to be released only next month viz. February 1957.

Such was C Ramchandra’s clout in his heydays that he was considered the heralder of westernised music in Indian films. It is well known that once S D Burman told his son, Pancham “If you want to go western, do it by all means, but first study the songs of C Ramchandra,study the vistas explored by him as a composer !!”

In the film Baraati-54, there were two Heroines – Chand Usmani and Peace Kanwal. For both of them, this was their second movie in their career. Peace Kanwal had a very short career of only 10 films. Then she got married and quit films. Chand Usmani survived for a longer period. She did 109 films. Her last film was a record-delayed film. Started in 1987, the film Yaar meri zindagi finally released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani was one of those actresses, who were good in acting but poor in good luck ! Actresses like Farida Jalal, Tabassum, Shubha Khote, Nazima, Zahira,Zahida, Yashodhara katju and many more fell in this category. These actresses never made upto regular Heroine roles, more than a few films. They had some beginner’s luck but that was the end. They continued in side roles only.

Chand Bibi Khanam Usmani was born on 3-7-1933 in Agra, U.P.and came to limelight by participating in ‘Kardar-Kolynos-Teresa Contest’ in 1949.She felt surprised when she was selected for the contest and overjoyed when selected as the second in the finals.She acted as the female lead of ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ directed by Mahesh Kaul in 1953, opposite Shammi Kapoor.It was the debut film of Shammi Kapoor also.
Chand Usmani became an established actress later on, but she got only secondary roles which she performed always nicely.Gradually she accepted supporting roles,character roles,mother roles etc.She got Filmfare Best Supporting actress award for her portrayal of the character as ‘Champa’ in the 1970 film ‘Pehchan’.
Chand Usmani acted in films of all prominent actors of that period.
In 1957 in the film ‘Naya Daur’ directed by B.R.Chopra, and in which Dilip Kumar-Vyjayantimal were the main pair, Chand Usmani acted as sister of the hero Dilip Kumar’s character ‘Shankar’.
In the historical film ‘Samrat Pritviraj Chauhan’ she acted in the role of Rajkumari.
‘Prem Patra’ was a well noted film directed by Bimal Roy in 1962.A medical College student Arun Kumar Mathur(Shashi Kapoor) has a misunderstanding over a love letter and the consequences were the theme of the film.Sadhna was the heroine and Chand Usmani acted in the supporting role as ‘Sumitra’.

‘Biswajeet,Saira Banu,Jayant,Sajjan,Nazima,Chand Usmani’ etc were the cast of ‘April Fool’ directed by Subodh Mukherjee.This film pointed to the fact that sometimes even practical jokes done for just fun can also lead to unexpected serious problems.

In the super hit film ‘Khilona’ in which Sanjeev Kumar acted in leading role in 1970, Chand Usmani acted as the character Laxmi Singh.
In the film ‘Ujala Hi Ujala'(74), she portrayed mother’s role and acted as mother of Yogita Bali’s character Anuradha.
She presented excellent acting skills along with Shabana Azmi in the 1976 classic movie ‘Kadambari’.
In the 1977 super hit movie of Manmohan Desai ‘Parvarish’ in which Amitabh Bachchan,Shammi Kapoor,Neetu Singh,Shabana Azmi,Vinod Khanna,Amjad Khan,Kader Khan’ etc acted, Chand Usmani acted skilfully as the mother of Neetu and Shabu (Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi).

She had a well noted character role in another super hit film of Amitabh Bachchan-Neetu Singh pair ‘Yaarana’ in 1981 and yet another film ‘Pukar'(83) in which Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman were the main pair.

She acted as mother of Suraj (Raj Babbar) in the film ‘Zakhmi Aurat'(88). In all, she acted in 109 films. Her first film was Jeewan Jyoti-53 and the last released film was a record delayed film, Yaar meri zindagi, which started in 1987 and was released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani died on 26-11- 1989 at Mumbai.

As far as Peace Kanwal is concerned, film Kismet-56 was her third and last film as a Heroine. When the film was released, she was pregnant and delivered in 1957. Later she did only side or character roles in films. As such, her tenure in films was not very long. she just did 10 films in all.

She was born on 16th December ( she never told the year of her birth). Her father was a doctor in a Mission Hospital in Agra. He had his private Hospital in Amritsar also.He was related to the Royal families of Jaipur and Jodhpur. He converted to Christianity and changed his old name Indriyas to Andrew Kanwal.

Peace studied in Amritsar, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Delhi. She got admission in Ludhiana Medical college.In the vacations after her first year MBBS, she visited Bombay. Due to persuasion from a newly acquired friend, Peace participated in the ” Kardar Kolynos Talent Contest”. She won the contest (Chand Usmani was second. Shubha khote and Anita Guha too competed in the contest).

A R Kardar signed a 2 year contract with Peace for Kardar Studios. Her debut film was ” Dil E Nadaan ”-53 in which Talat Mehmood also made a Debut as a singer Hero, opposite her. The film was a musical hit. her second film was ” Baraati”-54, opposite Agha. On the sets of this film, she got introduced to Susheel Ruia and soon they got married in 1955. Her name after marriage was Rajashri.

Her third film was Kismat-56, opposite Ranjan. In 1957, she gave birth to her first child and took a break from working. Later she started doing character roles. Her husband was against her working in films. They divorced in 1968. She engaged herself in a lot of social work and painting,her hobby. Her Paintings were in great demand and she held exhibitions of her paintings in India and the USA as well as in Australia.

In 1976, she was introduced to Mr. V.Ramesh, grandson of ex-president V.V.Giri. She married him in 1977. Presently, she stays in Juhu, Mumbai and is into social work and paintings upto her neck. She worked in Dil e Nadaan-53, Baraati-54, Kismat-56, Nai maa-60,Maa Baap-60, Barsaat ki raat-60, Aarti-62, Chambal ki kasam-80, Aasmaan-84, and Woh subah kabhi to aayegi-91 ( adapted from interview on Beetehuedin.blogspot.com, with thanks).

The story of the film Baraat was…..Lajo (Chand Usmani) is a homely girl. She has no father and stays with her widowed mother and brother Sunder (Agha). Her mama-Bishen Das(Omprakash) and Mami (Leela Mishra) also stay in the village. Lajo’s mother depends upon Sunder and Mama Bishen for finding a groom for Lajo. Sunder starts visiting prospective grooms, but at one place, falls in love with a girl and marries her. When he and the new Bride Pilu (Peace Kanwal) come home, they are not allowed to enter unless Sunder finds a suitable match for Lajo. Sunder and Bishen start the mission again and finalise a boy, Atmaram, son of a rich Zamindar, Girdharilal(Shyam Kumar),who is very stingy and money minded. He puts many conditions which are all accepted. The marriage takes place, but Girdharilal makes additional demands and refuses to take the bride into his house. Lajo is devastated and attempts suicide, but Bishen Das saves her. He suggests that Lajo win back her husband by her love. She succeeds in doing this and Atmaram rebels against his father,takes Lajo into his home and the father relents.


Song-Dhak Dhak kare dil…Jhatpat pat jhat aake mil (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

chanda un se jaakar kahna
mushkil un bin jeete rahna
roti hai majboor jawaani
haaye re dhadke hai dhadke hai
bechaara dil
jhat phat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

mere dil ko dil mein rakh le
dard piya ke aap parakh le
thhes lagi khud kah dogi tum
haaye re
toot gaya
toot gaya mera nannha sa dil
jhat pat pat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aake mil

mere pyaar ki alakh jaga de
haaye alakh jaga de
sharam haya ko aag laga de
haan aag laga de
aisi raaten aur tanhaayi
haaye re patther ka
patthar ka hai tera dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil


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

Blog Day :

4433 Post No. : 15868

Today’s song is from the film Gumashta-51. This was a film by S M Yusuf, the producer and Director, under his own banner Aaina Pictures, Bombay. The music Director was K.Datta aka Datta Korgaonkar. This style of nomenclature especially by Marathi composers was started first by the successful C Ramchandra aka Ramchandra Narhari Chitalkar. Till he changed his name, when he had joined Jayant Desai in 1943, C Ramchandra used to write his name as Ram Chitalkar. Besides these two Music Directors, there were some more like N Dutta or Dutta Naik, SbPurushottam or Purushottam Solankurkar and C Balaji or Balaji Chougule. Off hand, I can remember only these names.

The cast of the film was Nigar Sultana, Wasti, Kuldip Kaur, Baby Tabassum, W M Khan, Husn Banu, Ismail, Nurjehan Sr, Mirza Musharraf etc etc. There were 9 songs in the film written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Wahid Qureshi and Noor Lucknovi.

The title of the film is Gumasta- spelt differently as Gumastha or Gumashta etc. How many of us really know what the meaning is of the word Gumasta ? The simple meaning is ‘ Agent ‘. Actually, this word came into use when the British East India Company appointed people to collect Protection money from the rich people as a ransom. Thus, they became agents. Later on, this was the name used for anyone who came for collecting money. For example, Rent collector from the house owners, Bill payments from the shop keepers, doctors and other suppliers of goods and services.

Our filmmakers were quite imaginative. They solved their problem of giving titles to their films, by opting for those who did specific jobs, like say Pandit ji, Munimji etc etc. Out of just curiosity a cursory look at the catalogue of film titles, which is otherwise a very prosaic document, I found that films were titled for various Service Providers.

Let us see some Film Titles…. Pandit ji, Munim ji, Gyani ji, Gurudev ji (but not Guruji ? injustice !),Chowkidar, khazanchi, Daak Babu, Band Master, Bank Manager, Barrister, professor, School Master, Minister, Chief Minister, President, Boss, Body Gaurd, CID Inspector, Inspector, Boxer, Chaandaal, Daroga ji, Daaku, Dalal, Detective, Director, Dancer, Doctor, Durban, Fauzi, Film star, Gawaiya, Gramophone singer, Hero, Heroine, Jadugar, Jagirdar, Jasoos, Jailor, Jallad, Joker, Juari, Kavi, Police, Postman, Pujari, Qaidi, Raisaheb,Senapati, Taxi Driver, Typist Girl, Ustaad etc etc.

This information only confirms that our filmmakers are very imaginative and the films made in India are on varied topics. With this kind of angle to look at the film catalogue, hitherto unthought of, provides insight into film making, surely !

The producer director of film Gumasta-51, S M Yusuf was one of the very few people from Indian film industry, who became very successful in Pakistan. After his last film Mehendi-58 in India, he migrated to Pakistan, and remade this film as Saheli-60. It was released on 23-12-1960. It proved to be a great Super Hit film and offers piled up with Yusuf. Later, he also made a remake of Indian film Gumasta-51 as Bahurani-69. It was released on 4-7-1969. This was also successful. Lastly, he remade Indian film Nek Parveen-46, with the same name. It was released on 5-12-1975. This film, however, did Average business. In all he did 13 films in Pakistan. In today’s film Gumasta-51, his own wife Nigar Sultana was the Heroine.

In the cast two names-Wasti and W M Khan- are actors about whom not much is known. I feel the younger generation may not have heard their names even.

Riyasat Ali Wasti was born in 1912, at Naagao in U.P. His father was Citi magistrate, a judge and Dewan of the state. The family was well known in Bundelkhand area. After graduating from Ambala, Wasti did service for 7 years in the PWD of Punjab. He wanted to join films and he became a Hero in New oriental Films, Lahore’s ” Premyatra”-37. His Heroine was Umarazia Begum,later on the wife of Ghulam Haider. He acted in Bombay’s films like Baghban,Industrial India,Pati Patni, Rikshawala,Thokar , Qaidi, Nartaki, Kudmai(Punjabi), Awaz, Nai Duniya, Sharda, Namaste etc. He was a fixture for Kardar films.As a Hero he did many films. In all he had acted in 63 films. He sang 5 songs in 2 films also-Rikshawala-38 and Pati Patni-39.

In the 50s he acted in 11 films. In 60s and 70s he did 20 films. His roles in jab pyar kisi se hota hai and Phir wohi dil laya hoon may be known to many.His last film was kasam-76. Two films produced by him in 1952 and 56 flopped. Last 20 years of his life were spent in penury and anonymity. In his last years,he was often seen begging near liberty cinema in Bombay. He died on 15th April 1996.

Old timer Wasti, who regaled the audiences with his natural acting in Sanjog , Rattan, Pugree made in the forties and many Punjabi & Hindi movies later on, was passing through a bad phase . Nasir Saheb honored him by offering the roles of substance in Dil Deke Dekho,Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai & Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.

Actually Wazir Mohammed Khan is a name which will be always mentioned, whenever Hindi Talkie films are chronicled. He was the FIRST on screen singer in the first talkie film- Alam Ara-1931. W.M.Khan was a Pathan. His first film was ‘Alam Ara’-31 and his last film was also Aalam Ara-73. He sang a song in the first film and again the same song in the similarly titled film Alam Ara-56. I saw him on the screen for the first time in the film Kabuliwala-61, in which he lip synched the famous song ” Aye mere pyare watan…”. W.M.Khan acted in 105 films. He sang 6 songs in 4 films, namely Alam Ara-31, Sair e paristan-34, Dard e dil-34 and after 22 years he sang his first song again in film Alam Ara-56- though no record was issued for it, even here !

When he acted in the third version of Aalam Ara in 73, he became the first male actor to have worked in 3 films with the same title, from the very first Talkie film. The next and the only other actor to achieve this feat was Ashok Kumar, who acted in Kangan-39, kangan-59 and kangan-72. The only female actress to achieve this feat was Sulochana ( Ruby Meyers) who had acted in Anarkali-28, Anarkali-35 and Anarkali-53.

W.M.Khan died on 14-10-1974, in Bombay.

Today’s song is a comedy duet sung by Shamshad Begum and G M Durrani. Almost all songs of this film are very good.


Song- Tera gora gore gaal humko ekdum pasand hai (Gumaashta)(1951) Singers-G M Durrani, Shamshad Begam, Lyricist-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD- K.Datta
Unknown male voice

Lyrics

Tera gora gore gaal
Tera gora gore gaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
hoy tera honth laal laal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
Tumhre gora gore gaal
ye lipstick ki baaliyaan
tauba hai tauba hai
hoy hoy hoy

ye aankhen chaai ki pyaaliyaan
tauba hai tauba hai
aay haay

oy tauba
oy tauba
ye London ka maal
ye London ka maal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal

hua hai ya nahin hua hai
shaadi aap ka

mere shaadi nahin hua
hua thha mere baap ka
hum ekdum kunwaara hai
ekdum kunwaara hai
bundle to nahin maara hai
bundle to nahin maara hai

naay naay naay naay
tumhaara dekh bhaal
tumhaara dekh bhaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal

zara humse door rahiye jee
ye dil churaaye maal hai
dil churaaye maal hai

aisa na kaho memsaab
hamaara bura haal hai
jee hamra bura haal hai
tumhra bura haal
tumhaara bura haal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand hai

tumhre gore gore gaal

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
lalalalalalala
teri nazar to mere gore mukhde par nisaar hai
lekin
pati hamaara kahta hai
hum ekdum ganwaar hai
hum ekdum ganwaar hai

na
gadha hai
arre bewaqoof hai
kahaan hai wo
khabar loon
us manhoos beimaan ki
bhala gadha kya jaane
kadr ?? kuraan ki
tumaara ye khayaal
tumaara ye khayaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand hai saab

tumhaara intkaal
tumhaara intkaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal
tumhra gora gora gaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
haan munna
tera honth laal laal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal


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.

Blog Day :

4431 Post No. : 15864

Remembrance day of Mukri :

Mukri also spelled as Muqri was an Indian film actor, who worked as a comedian in Hindi films. Born as Muhammad Umar Mukri in Alibagh, in Kokani Muslim Family, he started his film career with the film Pratima along with noted film actor Dilip Kumar in 1945. Born of 5th January 1922, he left for heavenly abode on 4th September’2000 at the age of 72 years.

Mukri was seen in many films in character roles and comic role. One movie which comes to mind in ‘Ram aur Shyam”. Here also he featured with Dilip Kumar as his friend.

Today is the 20th death anniversary, so as a tribute, I have found a wonderful comic song picturized on Mukri and Mehmood. The film is ‘Madhavi’(1969), with Laxmikant –Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi as music director and lyricist. The movie had very good songs, I hear. This is the only Rafi song picturized on Mukri which remained to be posted, going by the information is Rafi sahab’s excel sheet. I expect, Mukri may not be as prolific as Mehmood, Johhny Walker or Agha. So there are most likely fewer songs where he actually sings. In this song Manna De is giving playback for Mehmood and Rafi Sahab is singing for Mukri. Now, in the absence of song video, how can I be certain of this ? I have searched on youtube, though the movie “Madhavi” is available, video of only one song is there. All other songs, only audio is available, including the song being posted. Actually, on closer inspection, there are voices of both Mehmood and Mukri are there is the song along with the singers. This is a comic song in real terms, maybe a rip-off on “Padosan” songs.

It was my husband who confirmed the playback for Mehmood and Mukri. As I was noting the lyrics this evening, he asked from where I had found this song from ‘Madhavi”. This is not a known song for me, but may husband knows the songs of this film very well.

The name did ring a bell that I had contributed the lyrics of Lata solo of the two songs posted :

parda hata de mukhda dikha de
saanjh sawere adharon pe mere

My husband also helpfully given the story outline of this costume drama film of Kings, Princes and Princesses. Sanjay Khan is a prince and Deepa, in title role of Madhavi, is a princess. Mehmood and Mukri are all part of the Sanjay Khan’s entourage. This songs is performed on stage. Pran is the Senapati of Sanjay Khan, and he has this dialogue as his ‘takiya kalaam” :

“Shaadi karungaa to sirf madhavi se, warna maut se !”

Video

Audio

Song-Saamne mere paani bharte… na karoon band tere chhand tingu (Madhavi)(1969) Singers-Manna Dey, Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Aa eeeeee
ae eeeeeee
aaaaaaaa aaaa
ae……
saamne mere paani bharte
baden baden kaviraaj
arey ik chhota sa machhar aayaa aaa
mujh se ladne aaj
hee hee hee heeee
hamm mmm
he he he he he
machhar boltaa hai
khatmal ke bachhe

(Laughter)
na karun band tere chhand
thingu
hey thingu
to mera naam nahin
na karoon
na karoon band tere chhand
thingu
hey thingu
to mera naam nahin

hey………
kavita chhod re
chal daud lambu
hey lambu
yeh teraa kaam nahin
kavita
kavita chhod re
chal daud lambu
hey lambu
yeh teraa kaam nahin

yaad karaa dungaa main nani ee ee
nani ee
yaad karaa dungaa main nani
(coughing sound)
paani
jis ki bhains ussi ki laatthi
jis ka ghoda ussi ki kaatthi
naach na jaane
da da triga da
naach na jaane
aangan tedha

tu to hai Mathura ka peeda aa

gaaliyaan denaa
baat hai gandi ee

ye kavita hai
ya tuk bandi

hey ea ea ea
hey ea ea ea
hey ea ea ea
hey ea ea ea

na doon main
na doon main
tod tere jod tthingu
hey tthingu
to meraa naam nahin

kavita
kavita chhod re
chal daud lambu
hey lambu

yeh teraa kaam nahin

“>ek to dhelaa
uss pe khotaa
ek to chhotaa
uss pe motaa
main lekhak sansaar chalaaun un
chalaaun

meeaunw
main lekhak sansaar chalaaun
main sainik talwaar chalaaun
aa jaa
arey aa jaa
nahi
aa jaa
jaa jaa
arey aa jaa aa jaa
sainki lekhak se na ladnaa
wah wah wah wah
phir se padhnaa

sainik lekhak se na ladnaa
maaroongaa
aage na badhnaa
bol gagan pe kitne taare
aaj ginoongaa raat ko pyaare
yeh gori mujh pe hai marti
lekin mujh se pyaar hai karti
oye oye oye oye oye oye oye
oyo oyo oyo oyo oyo oyo
peyn peyn teyn teny peyn peyn
peyn peyn teyn teny peyn peyn
…… ………
……. ………

chup
tu maali
tere haathh mein khurpee
bol
bol bol
chup kyun ho gayaa
tu maali
ter haath mein khurpee

khurpee
mmmmm
mmm
tu teli
tu teli
tere sar pe kolhu

nai
nai
nai
nai
nai
nai
qaafiyaa nahi milaa

arey qafiyaa nahi milaa to kya huaa
wazan se to maregaa aa
(Laughter)


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