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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 :

4998 Post No. : 16895

Today’s song is from the film Sasural-1941.

Most of the “Family Dramas”, especially from the Southern stables, depict the problems of the family after the new Bahu comes to the house. In majority cases “problem” means disputes between the Saas- Bahu or the torture meted out to the meak and humble, sanskari Bahu by the Saas and /or Nanad. We have seen many such films. And then we have also seen films where the Bahu is dominating and gives troubles to saas and sasur- going to the extent of throwing them out of their own house. The third and most enjoyable type of family drama is wherein the Bahu is Tit for Tat to the machinations of the irritating Saas and Nanad.

I have been watching movies for about 65-70 years in different languages like Marathi, Hindi, English, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and even a few Bangla ones. This was because Hyderabad state, where I grew up, was a multilingual state having a substantial population of Marathi, Telugu and Kannada people and of course Urdu speaking Muslims-the Rulers. In the beginning, when I was about 10 to 12 years old, I used to be a ‘Chaperone’ to a group of old relatives in the family for going to the theatre to see the films. Their invariable choices were essentially Mythologicals or tear jerker family films. I have seen more such ‘crying’ or ‘miracle’ filled films in my childhood.

But besides the types of family films mentioned above, there is or rather was one more category, wherein the film story used to be , in which the ‘would be’ Sasural was described in detail or the film story was about the proposed Sasural. In such films, the marriage is fixed, but the Groom or the Bride is mistaken for a wrong person,causing misunderstanding between the pair, till the mistake is rectified to set the things right. I have seen such films too. One film of the 40’s I remember is ” Panghat”-1943, wherein the groom is mistaken for a wrong person. Another similar story was in the film ” Chitchor”-1976. Such films were quite fun to see, because except the actors in the film, everyone in the theatre knew who was the real groom or the bride ! This enhanced the enjoyment.

Today’s film Sasural-1941 is also of this type only. In this film, however, both the groom and the bride misunderstand each other for some other person, but luckily fall in love with the right companion. This film was made by Ranjit Movietone and was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. All 13 songs of the film were written by D N Madhok and the music was by Gyan Dutt. The cast consisted of Motilal, Madhuri, Nurjahan Sr., Kantilal, Urmila, Bhagwan Das etc.etc.

Motilal was one of the earliest actors who brought ” Natural acting” to films. Later on actors like Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Amol Palekar and few others practiced it to enrich their films. Most of the new age readers may not be knowing who the actress ” Madhuri” in this film was. The only Madhuri they know is Madhuri Dikshit (I too liked her). For their benefit I reproduce here, once again, a translation of my article on this actress Madhuri. This was originally written in Marathi for a periodical, which has ceased to exist anymore.

Place- Shanmukhanand Hall,Mumbai
Date 7-2-1999
Time- 7 p.m.
Programme- Felicitation to ‘ Stars from the Silent Era’
Organisers- ” Amrut” and ” Cine Society of Bombay ”

The entire hall was overcrowded. Not only all the seats were occupied, but people were standing wherever possible. Everybody wanted to see the Two STARS on the stage-Jairaj and Madhuri. Both were in their late 80s, but looked radiant and smiling. For Madhuri it was a surprise, that the organisers found her out after living in oblivion for over 50 years. She was simply overwhelmed with the people’s affection and love. For Jairaj,these things were not new. He has been around all the time.

Madhuri and Jairaj were a Popular pair in Silent film era. They worked as a lead pair in 3 films, one each in 1930-Rasili Rani, 1931-Warrior from the wild and 1932-My Hero. They came together after almost 70 years, on this stage.

Like many others, Madhuri too was an Anglo Indian. Her name was Beryl Claessen. She was born on 3-11-1913 at Delhi. Her father was a big officer in the Government. Her initial schooling took place in Nainital. She learnt music too,because she wanted to become a Music Teacher. However, she never became,but on a visit to Bombay she was picked up by producer Indulal Yagnik and she started acting in silent films.

Many Heroines in those days were Anglo-Indians,Europeans or Jew girls. Since silent films did not require speaking Hindi or Urdu ( or any language,for that matter),these girls were preferred,as the Indian audience loved their fair colour (Gori Mem). Additionally,these girls did not hesitate to give intimate scenes like kissing or doing stunts themselves. Most girls knew Horse riding,fencing and fighting.

In 1928,there was a Silent film Madhuri,but actress Sulochana(Ruby Myers) did this role and in 1932 there was a Talkie film Madhuri,in which also Sulochana only did the role. When the Talkie films era began most of the Anglo Indian girls became jobless,since they could not speak Hindi/Urdu nor could they sing a song-the two requirements for actresses in early era Talkie films. However,few intelligent and professional actresses learnt Hindi/Urdu language speaking. Madhuri and Sabita Devi (Irene Gasper) were two such clever girls who achieved proficiency in these matters.

Madhuri was very beautiful. After doing 17 silent films,she made her debut in Talkie films with ‘ Pardesi Preetam’-1933. Jaswantlal Nandlal directed his first film here. Her Hero was Raja Sandow. She did many films for Ranjit under the direction of Jayant Desai. From 1933 to 1942,she acted in 28 films. They were (not in order) Kashmeera, Mitti ka Putla, Noor e watan, Secretary, Lehri lala, Rangeela Raja, Sitamgarh, Prithviputra, Thokar, Raj Ramni, Diwali, Matlabi Duniya, Toofani Toli, Shama parwana, College Girl, Nadira, Veer Babruvahan, Zamin ka chaand, Ban ki chidia, Toofan Mail, Mehman, Sasural, Shadi, Ikrar, Vakil Saheb, Paapi, Mazaq and Dharm-45 …her last film.

In 1941,Madhuri got married and after completing films on hand, retired from Film line. After this, she simply disappeared for next 50 years without a trace,till the organisers of a programme located her. Bombay’s ” Amrut” and ” Cine Society of Bombay ” held a felicitation programme on 7-2-1999, for “Stars from the Silent Era”. For Madhuri it was a surprise that the organisers found her out after living in oblivion for over 50 years. She was simply overwhelmed with the people’s affection and love.

She and Jairaj were felicitated on that day.

Film Sasural-1941 story appeared in the December issue of Film India magazine review, in short. Our Sadanand Kamath ji had given it in 2016, in his comments. Here it is…

“The marriage of Vinod (Motilal) and Usha (Madhuri) is fixed, But Usha has not seen her would-be-husband. A mix-up of suitors happens when a fat servant (Kantilal) impersonates Usha’s would-be-husband. The detailed story is not revealed in the review probably to avoid the ‘suspense in the comedy of errors’. It is only towards the end of the film when the impersonation of suitors gets revealed while on a forest trail when Usha falls in the arms of Vinod and the fat servant (Kantilal) gets the maid (Nur Jahan Sr,) as the original suitors.”

The funny song is sung by Kantilal, Motilal and chorus. Kantilal was a favourite with Sagar Movietone initially and then Ranjit Movietone. he featured in all the 3 successive comedy films made by Ranjit in this war period, namely Musafir-1940, Pardesi-1941 and Sasural-1941. Chandulal Shah believed that his audience needed lauhter during the tensions created by the second world war.

KANTILAL CHHAGANLAL PACHCHIGAR ( Soni) was born on 18-4-1907 in Surat, Gujrat. He was from a Goldsmith family. Due to inherent interest in music,after college education he came to Bombay to try film singing.

His first film was ‘Bulbul e Paristan’-1934 from Vishnu Cinetone. Kikubhai Yagnik was the MD. Kantilal sang 2 songs in it.In 1935, he acted, sang and gave Music to Preet ki reet. He sang in 6 songs. From 1937 to 1941, he was with Ranjit Movietone and acted and sang in 16 films. He sang 40 songs under Khamchand Prakash and Gyan Dutt. Then came Gazi Salahuddin, Kangan, Holiday in Bombay and Kanchan. Kantilal sang 60 songs in 24 films under 5 MDs.

In 1943,he married Ushaben and acted in Gujarati films and Dramas.
He died on 17-6-1971.

Some of his films were, Tufani Toli, Ban ki chidiya, Billi, Gorakh Aya, Prithvi Putra, Adhuri Kahani, Nadi kinare, Aaj ka Hindustan, Achhut, Diwali, Holi, Musafir, Pardesi, Sasural, Shaadi etc.

Enjoy the comedy song….


Song- Bibi bole naahin kunda khole naahin (Sasuraal)(1941) Singers- Kantilal, Motilal, Lyricist- D N Madhok, MD- Gyan Datt

Lyrics

ho o o
khole naahin
bole naahin
ho kunda khole nahin
bibi bole naahin
ho kunda khole nahin
aji baahar pade re barsaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin

aji baahar pade re barsaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin

baaman ke ghar kutiya re bhaunke
bole naahin
kuchh bole naahin
baaman ke ghar kutiya re bhaunke
ghadi ghadi mein ?? chaunke
baali umar dar jaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
o ji baali umar dar jaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin

kanya ke ghar chaandi sona
par kismat mein phata bichauna
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
kanya ke ghar chaandi sona
par kismat mein phata bichauna
khaane ko hai bhaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
aji khaane ko hai bhaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin

aeji baahar pade re barsaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin

miyaan ke ghar mein patli jo daal
miyaaan jee ladke chale sasuraal
o miyaan ke ghar mein patli jo daal
miyaaan jee ladke chale sasuraal
aji shaadi kar pachhtaaye
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
ho kunda khole naahin

aeji shaadi kar pachtaaye
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin

aeji baahar pade re barsaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin

?? nain lade re
aeji bhaado ki kaali kaali raat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
aeji bhaado ki kaali kaali raat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin
aeji baahar pade re barsaat
bole naahin
bibi bole naahin
o kunda khole naahin
bibi bole naahin
bole naahin


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 4980 Post No. : 16862 Movie Count : 4587

Hullo Atuldom

March 7th sees Anupam Kher, the versatile actor, turn a year older. He has played characters beyond his calendar age in numerous films. He has played the archetypal villain with as much finesse as serious supporting roles. He has also tried playing characters which are comic but of course some of these have been over-the-top and mostly making faces, using odd hair-get-ups etc. would be used to create comic effect. But I think we can excuse this fine actor of these excesses as he used to balance them by doing roles as in “Daddy” (1989), Utsav (1984), Karma (1986), Rao Saheb (1985), Kaash (1987), Zevar etc.

He played Shahrukh Khan’s son-friendly father in a few movies, as also father to Salman Khan and other heroes of the 90s. But I have never been able to get over the fact that he played father to Anil Kapoor in one movie and grandfather in the next movie. Similarly, he has played friend, jija, father, grandfather etc to Rishi Kapoor. I can go on and on about the various actors with whom he played such characters. All of these just show the love this man has towards all things connected with films and movie making.

He turned producer in 2000 with “Bariwali” which was in Bengali and had his wife Kirron Kher play a lonely, sad, unfortunate, middle-aged woman. He directed ‘Om Jai Jagdish” in 2002. Additionally he has appeared in a few international television serials, and films. He has also been seen in Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi films.

His brother Raju Kher is an actor as also his wife and her son (his step-son) Sikandar Kher are actors.

This was a song that I posted in 2020 on Anupamji’s birthday. There are so many choices available to go with today’s post. I have zeroed in on a song where we have Rishi Kapoor playing Anupam Kher’s ‘chela’ reminding us of Joy Mukherjee and I.S Johar in “Shaagird”.

This movie “Shreemaan Aashique” (1993) was directed by Deepak Anand and produced by Shakeel Noorani. The film starred Urmila Matondkar, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Bindu, Reema Lagoo, Mehmood, Annu Kapoor etc. Music was by Nadeem-Shravan, Sameer and Noor Kaskar (never heard this name before) were the lyricists. I recently discovered that Anupam Kher has sung a few songs in movies and today’s song is one of them. The other voice in the song is Ahmed Mirza (never heard this name too).

I apologize to all the purists in subjecting them to this song, but we shall see the positive side that this actor didn’t mind making himself a buffoon too.
Wishing Anupam Kher health and happiness


Song-Abhi to main jawaan hoon (Shreeman Aashique)(1993) Singer-Ahmed Mirza, Anupam Kher, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

abhi to main jawaan hoon
abhi to main jawaan hoon
abhi to main jawaan hoon
abhi to main jawaan hoon
umang hai jawaan meri
tarang hai jawaan meri
umang hai jawaan meri
tarang hai jawaan meri
ajab hai daastaan meri
jawaan dilon ki shaan hoon
abhi to main jawaan hoon
abhi to main jawaan hoon
abhi to main jawaan hoon
abhi to main jawaan hoon
abhi to main jawaan hoon

abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
jawaani ko nikhaar le
ye zulf to sanwaar le
jawaani ko nikhaar le
ye zulf to sanwaar le
zara tu seedhi chaal chal
na ladkhada
sambhal sambhal
na ladkhada
sambhal sambhal
kamar teri kamaan hai ae
kamar teri kamaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai

payjama kurta na pahan
deewaane up to date ban
payjama kurta na pahan
deewaane up to date ban
disco mein jaakar dance kar
ab khul ke tu romance kar
ab khul ke tu romance kar
ghabraata hai naadaan hai
ghabraata hai naadaan hai
jawaani ki tu shaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai

ab doodh pee
baadaam kha
uthh ke subah jogging ko ja
ab doodh pee
baadaam kha
uthh ke subah jogging ko ja
gaalon pe hongi surkhiyaan
jaayengi saari jhurriyaan
jaayengi saari jhurriyaan
tujhmein abhi tak jaan hai
tujhmein abhi tak jaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai
abhi to tu jawaan hai


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 :

4961 Post No. : 16830

Today’s song is a comedy song from the film Arabian Nights-1946.

Can there be a child who has not read the story of Alibaba or Alladin or Sindbad the sailor ? All of us have read these stories in our younger days,but not many know that these stories are from ‘Arabian Nights’ or ‘The 1001 Nights’.

These are collections of stories from West and south Asia. The history of this book is very complex.Suffice to say that it is a composite work and that the earliest tales came from India and Persia. Perhaps in the 8th century,these were translated into Arabic and authors from every generation went on adding stories to it.However,the basic Frame story remains the same for centuries.

King Shahriyar of Persia is shocked to discover that not only his brother’s wife but his own wife is not faithful to them.He has both women executed.Having lost faith in women,he orders his Vazir to bring one Virgin everyday to him,for marriage.The next morning,she gets executed,to prevent her from being unfaithful. At one point of time,the Vazir exhausts his supply and he is to be executed the next day.His daughter Sheherzad asks her father to marry her to the King.Her pleading forces him to offer her to the king and they are married.On the first night of Marriage,Sheherzad starts telling a story to the king for whole night,but does not complete it.The story is so interesting that the King postpones her execution.

Second night she continues and the whole night the story remains incomplete….this way she tells him 1001 stories in 1001 nights.Finally a happy King pardons her. These are collectively called “The Arabian Night Stories. Many sources like Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic etc claim to be its root. However Historians’ consensus is that it is a composite work of many authors. Many stories from this book have been made into films in Hollywood and Bollywood.

A cursory look at the Film Title Index-1913 to 2012 by Hamraz ji tells us that the most popular stories are on Allauddin, Alibaba and Sinbad as well as Gul E Bakavli, besides films on other not so well known characters. In the Silent film era, films on Alibaba were made in 1927 (2films), Allauddin in 1927 (2), 1928,1931 Sindbad in 1930(2) and Arabian Nights-1930. During the Talkie films, the first film on Alibaba was in 1932, then in 40,46,54(2),66,76,77,80 and 2004. On Aladdin in 35, 36, 39,41, 49,52 (2), 55, 57,58,66,78, 82(2). On Sindbad in 46(2),52(2),58,65 and 2000.

As always, the creative heads in the story departments of filmmakers invented titles like Alladin ka Beta, Alladin ki Beti, Alladin and Laila. Similarly son and daughter were gifted to Alibaba and Sinbad and films made on them. The funniest title was Sindbad, Alibaba and Allauddin-1965 !

On a quick checking of HFGK entries for the 40’s decade we find that as many as 9 films were made in 1946 alone on these characters. Added were Baghdad ka chor, Hoor E Baghdad Sher E baghdad Arab ka chand and Shah E Misr-in which actor Ajit debuted with his real name Hamid.

Film Arabian Night-46 was made by P R Productions , Bombay, in Calcutta. In those days, many films were made by Bombay Producers in Calcutta with Bangla Artistes. Examples are films Krishnleela-46(producer laxmidas Anand from Bombay), Arabian Nights-46 and Chandrashekhar-48 (Ashok kumar was specially brought from Bombay to act opposite Kanan Devi). Speciality of these films was that Bombay banners preferred Kanan devi as Heroine and Kamal Dasgupta as MD for their films.

Film Arabian Nights-46 was directed by Niren Lahiri. kamal Dasgupta gave music to songs written by Faiyyaz Hashmi-the popular lyricist who could write songs in pure Hindi also. His name is known to NFS loving music lovers all over India. he wrote beautiful Lyrics for NFS sung by Talat Mahmood, Hemant kumar, Jagmohan, Juthika Roy, Pankaj Mullik and others.

Fayyaz was born on 18-6- 1920 at Calcutta. His father, Syed Muhammad Hussain Hashmi Dilgeer was a very famous poet and writer of stage drama. He was director at the top class theater of that time named “ MADAN THEATER LTD.” He knew 8 languages.

Senior lyricist, Faiyyaz Hashmi, passed away in Karachi on Nov 29 th 2011. He shot to fame after penning lyrics for such non-film songs as ;Ye Raatein Ye Mausam; (Pankaj Mullick), ;Tasveer Teri Dil Mera; (Talat Mehmood), ;Dil Ko Hai Tum Se Pyar Kyun; (Jagmohan), ;Bhala Tha Kitna Apna Bachpan; (Hemant Kumar), and so many more rendered by the likes of Juthika Roy and Feroza Begum.

Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi is a legendary song and dialogue writer and above all a true loving person. He is by himself an institution and a common asset of the Indo-Pakistan film-world. His admirers as ever are not confined in national frontiers. Those fond of Hindi / Urdu songs anywhere in the world have affection for him. The emergence of this bright star was evidenced much before independence of India, when Fayyaz Hashmi, still a teenager wrote the most famous song “Tasveer Teri Dil Mera Behla Na Sakhe Gi”. It was recorded in the voice of Talat Mehmood and music was composed by Kamal Das Gupta. This song brought “Talat” to limelight. Music for most of the Fayyaz Hashmi’s songs recorded at Calcutta was composed by Kamal Das Gupta.

The dynamic achievements of young Fayyaz Hashmi and his clarity of expression by using simple words were greatly appreciated by Qazi Nazrul Islam -“Tum mann main doob kar mann ka bhed nikaltey ho. Aasan shubdoon mein mushkil baat kehna buhut mushkil hay”. His unique combination of Urdu, Hindi and Sanskrit words to produce a harmonious song thus became a guideline for the future poets of geets. The transformation of some traditional Bangla songs was also facilitated. He has also written songs in Brij Bhasa and Purbi. His pre-independence songs total to about 1000.

Fayyaz Hashmi wrote his first verse “Chaman main Ghuncha-o-gul ka tabassum dekhne walo – Kabhi tum ne haseen kalyoon ka murjhana bhi dekha hai” when he was in 7th class. As a student of 9th class, he was participating in regular “mushairas”. He got an assignment in the British owned Gramophone Company at DumDum (now called Jessore Road, Kolkotta) India. He served there during 1943 to 1948 period. At that time the average monthly production of record was only 16. Once all the records (16) issued in a month were written by Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi- a record by itself. Some of the evergreen hit songs of Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi are quoted here:

1- Honton se gulfishan hain who – Aankhoon se ashkbar hum Talat Mahmood
2- Do Kafir Aankhoon ne mara Talat Mahmood
3- Dil ko hai tum se pyar kyoon Jag Mohan
4- Aaj use phir dekha hai Jag Mohan
5- Bhala tha kitna apna bachpan Hemant Kumar
6- Yeh Raaten yeh mausam yeh hansa hansana Pankhaj Mallick
(Also re-sung by Lata Mangeshkar as a tribute to the legendary Pankhaj Mallick)
7- Tasveer teri dil mera behla na sake gi Talat Mehmood
8- Ab yad hamein kyoon aati ho Hemant Kumar
9- Kitna dukh bhulaya tum ne Hemant Kumar
10-Maloom hay mujhko – ban Jao gi tum ek din taqdeer hamari Jag Mohan.

While in India, he wrote 48 songs in 9 Hindi films, namely-Subah Shyam-44, Meghdoot-45, Zameen Aasmaan-46, Pehchan-46, Krishna Leela-46, Arabian Nights-46, Giribala-47, Faisla-47 and Iran ki ek raat-49

He chose to migrate to Pakistan after the Partition.

In 1948, he was posted as recording Manager at Dhaka Center of the Gramophone Company and thereafter in 1951 at Lahore. He promoted many talents like Farida Khanum, Saeen Marna, Saeen Akhtar and Saeen Budha. He diverted towards the writing of film songs in 1956. “Kunwari Bewa” was the first film in Pakistan with his songs. He wrote more than 2000 songs for films and Gramophone Recording Company. He had also written stories, dialogues and scripts of many hit films like AULAD, ZAMAN KIYA KAHE GA, NEHLEY PE DEHLA, INTEKHAB, PEHCHAN, KHUDA AUR MUHABBAT, GHAREEBON KA BADSHAH etc. including “ HUM AIK HAIN” which was also directed by him. It was the first Pakistani film with 5 songs filmed in colour and as such a record in Pakistan film industry.

Every film, songs of which were written by Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi became super hit like SAHELI, AULAD, ASHIANA, SUHAGAN, HONAHAR, PEGHAM, SARTAJ, SHAREEK-E-HAYAT, EID MUBARAK, SHABNAM, LOVE IN JUNGLE, TOBA, SAWAL, LAKHOON MAIN AIK, DEWAR BHABI etc.

He received Graduate Award 3 times and also Nigar award for the best song in 1978 on “Chalo Achha Hua Tum Bhool Gaye” film “Lakhoon Main Aik”. He received International award in 1986 and another Nigar award in 1988 for the best dialogue of film “ Ghareebon Ka Badshah”. In addition to these he recounts about 11 Silver Jubilee Awards and 17 Golden Jubilee**. “Deewane Tere Pyar ke” is the latest film all songs of which have been written Fayyaz Hashmi.

The first compilation of his poetry was published as “ RAG RANG” in 1944 in India. His poems were published in various journals and magazines like Adbi Duniya, Adbe Lateef, Alamgeer, Beesveen Sadi, Shama (Delhi), Chitrali (Dhaka), Nigar (Karachi), Amar Jadeed and Amrit Bazar Patrika (Calcutta, India). He wrote many Naats and Qawwalis. He also wrote many National songs like (Ae Quiad-e-Azam tera ehsan hai ehsan” & “ Suraj Kare Salam – Chanda kare Salam”.

On the publication of his mystic verses, Mr. Raees Amrohi commented that “History of Sufi poets is indicative of a glorious future for them and Mr. Fayyaz.

(Based primarily on the article by Nadeemur Rehman, courtesy shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji and my own notes. ).

The cast of the film Arabian Nights-46 was Kanan Devi, Nawab, Robin Mujumdar, Debi Mukherjee, Molina Devi, Heeralal and Sunder. Today’s song is sung by actor Sunder Singh. Most readers will know Sunder only as a comedian. But he was a Hero in his early career and sang songs in films. Let us now enjoy his funny song.


Song- Zindagi kya ek gadbad hai (Arabian Nights)(1946) Singer- Sunder Singh, Lyricist- Faiyaz Hashmi, MD- Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics

Zindagi kya
zindagi kya ek gadbad hai ree
gadbad hai
dil yahaa ka
dil yahaan ka
sab sadbad hai ree
gadbad hai

hai khilaadi duniyaa saari
duniyaa saari ee ee
hai khilaadi duniyaa saari
duniyaa saari ree ee
zindagi kya
zindagi kya ik gadbad hai ree
gadbad hai

husn pe duniya bhar ki nazar hai
yahaan pe aashaq ghanchakkar hai
ye maston ke baap ka ghar hai
baap ka ghar hai
aji ye maston ke baap ka ghar hai
baap ka ghar hai

sab hain rote
ham hain hanste
jeet hamaaree ree
sab hain rote
ham hain hanste
jeet hamaaree ree ee
zindagi kya
zindagi kya ik gadbad hai ree
gadbad hai

is daulat mein phanske marte
marte

kuchh hai fanda
sabke marte
marte
hansne waale hanske marte
marte marte
hansne waale hanske marte
marte marte
hansi khushi ki
saari daulat
ham par waarenge ae ae
hansi khushi ki
saari daulat
ham par waarenge ae ae
zindagi kya
zindagi kya ik gadbad hai ree
garbad hai
khel yahaan ka
hel yahaan ka
sab sadbad hai ree
gadbad hai


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

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4957 Post No. : 16825

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 169 # Missing Films of 1972-Kavi Sammelan -02#
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Welcome all to today’s post.

Today’s song – ‘poetry recitation’ is the second offering from this movie ‘Kavi Sammelan’ to appear on the blog. The first ‘poem-post’ from this movie – “Ek Baar Priye Tum Aa Jao“, was posted on the blog on 05.02.2022. The poem in this first post was written and recited by poet-lyricist Maya Govind.

‘Kavi Sammelan’ was directed by Kedar Sharma for Rajshri Productions Pvt Ltd. It was produced by Tarachand Badjatya.This film is  live recording of a stellar gathering of poets, who came together on one stage to present and sing their poems, in 1968. Compering of this program and introducing the poets was done by Ramrikh Manhar. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.02.1972 (within few days now this movie will complete its ‘fifty years’).

The footnote for this movie page in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) mentions that ‘Bharat ke shreshthhtam Kavi pehli baar ek saath rajat-pat par pesh kiye gaye thhe’. Poems of following ‘poets’ are included in this movie.

Rashtrakavi Shri Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’
Santosh Anand (mentioned as ‘Santoshanand’)
Kaka Hathrasi
Som Thakur
Bekal ‘Utsahi’
‘Neeraj’
Snehlata ‘Sneh’
Radheshyam ‘Pragalbh’
Shail Chaturvedi
Govind Vyas
Maya Devi
Nirbhay Hathrasi
Balkavi Bairaagi
Omprakash ‘Aaditya’
Manik Verma
Kedar Sharma
Gopal Prasad Vyas

(Addenda in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for this movie mentions that there were two more creations by Vimlesh and Paras Bhramar in this movie.)

Today’s poem is written by Kaka Hathrasi. On screen Kaka Hathrasi himself has recited this poem which is a ‘humorous poem’ (haasya kavita), the genre of poems, which Kaka Hathrasi is well known for. Kata Hathrasi (real name Prabhulal Garg) was born on 18th September, 1906 in Hathras (in United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in British India), in a ‘Agrawal Vaishya’ family. Kaka has himself written about his date of birth as below.

Din athharah sitamber, Agrawal parivaar
Unnisau chhah mein liyaa, kaka ne avatar
😊

His ancestors came from Gokul Mahawan and settled in Hathras. They were in the business of selling of utensils. Grandfather of Kaka Shri Sitaram continued the business he got from his father. When the property was divided Kaka’s father Shri Shivlal Garg had to work in a ‘utensils’ shop as a ‘munim’.

The year Kaka born was the time when ‘plague’ had spread in India. Many families lost their near and dear ones in that pandemic and the tragedy of plague destroyed many families. Kaka’s family also suffered in this pandemic. And when Kaka was only 15 days old, he lost his father. His mother Barfidevi, a twenty-year-old housewife then, was grief-stricken. Kaka’s elder brother Bhajanlal was only two years old then.

His father could only leave a small house in Hathras as his property and nothing more that that with which the family could survive. Kaka’s mother took Kaka and his brother to Iglas where her parents and brothers were staying. Kaka’s maternal uncles helped his mother in all the way as possible. However, she could not get mental peace there and she decided to return to Hathras to their home. Her brothers arranged for a regular financial help for the family. When Kaka was ten years old his maternal uncle brought him to Iglas for education. After completing his education Kaka took a job at Rs.6/- per month salary where he was supposed to keep accounts and records of the weight of the grain bags.

Kaka used to take part in plays while he was in school and his character as ‘Kaka’ in one of the plays got him this name as Kaka and people used to call him by the name of Kaka. He kept the same name and added his place of birth Hathras to his name. When he took up writing he continue to write by the name of Kaka Hathrasi.

His first book ‘Kaka Ki Kachehari’ was published in 1946. Some stories and some of his humorous poems were compiled in this book. By this time Kaka had become a well-known personality of ‘humorous and satirical’ poems and a regular part of ‘Hasya Kavi Sammelans’. He used to keep beard, and this look of him got popular too.

Kaka wrote about his ‘beard’

kaka daadhhi raakhiye, bin daadhhi sab soon
jyon massoorie ke bina vyarth dehradun
vyarth dehradun isi se nar ki shobhaa
daadhhi se hi pragati kar gaye sant vinoba
manu vashishthha yadi daadhhi munh par nahin rakhaate
to kya bhagwaan ram ke guru ban jaate

काका दाड़ी राखिए बिन दाड़ी सब सून
ज्यों मसूरी के बिना व्यर्थ देहरादून
व्यर्थ देहरादून इसी से नर की शोभा
दाड़ी से ही प्रगति कर गए सन्त विनोबा
मुनि वशिष्ठ यदि दाड़ी मुंह पर नहीं रखाते
तो क्या भगवान राम के गुरु बन जाते

In 1957 Kaka was invited to a Kavi Sammelan held at Red Fort Delhi. On this occasion Kaka was asked to present a poem on ‘bravery and valour’ which was not his genre of poems. But Kaka presented a poem to hail the revolutionaries who fought for the freedom of India in 1857 – ‘Kraanti Ka Bigul’. The organiser of this program was Gopal Prasad Vyas. All present at this function appreciated Kaka’s poem, and thus Kaka continued further and became a prominent name among the writers and poets of India.

Kaka has many creations to his credit where the prominent among them are ‘Kaka Tarang’, ‘Kaka Ki Chaupaal’, ‘Jai Bolo Beimaan Ki’ and ‘Mera Jeevan’. Kaka was honoured with Padma Shri in 1985 by the government of India. Delhi based Hindi Academy has instituted a  ‘Kaka Hathrasi Award’ for ‘outstanding contributions in the field of Hindi literature’ every year.

Born on 18th September, 1906 Kaka left for his heavenly abode on the same date in 1995 at the age of eighty-nine years.

[Author’s Note: Sources for biographical information on Kaka Hathrasi – article on Kaka Hathrasi in ‘Bharat Darshan’ Hindi Sahityik Partrika (web edition), and Wikipedia).

Let us now enjoy the today’s poem written by Kaka Hathrasi and presented by himself for this movie ‘Kavi Sammelan’.


Song-Lakshmi Maiyya Var De (Kavi Sammelan) (1972) Singer-Kaka Hathrasi, Lyrics-Kaka Hathrasi

Lyrics

(Introduction excluded, other conversation and audience laughing sound excluded)

aadarniya
adhyaksh mahoday
deviyon aur devtaaon
main pehle ek vandana prastut kar raha hoon
main bahot pehle saraswati vandana ka paath kiya karta thha
saraswati vandanaa ka paath karte karte meri financial position bigadti gayi
tab maine lakshmi vandana aarambh ki, aur mere upar noton ki varsha hone lagi
tabse maine niyam bana liyaa hai,
kavi sammelan mein sabse pehle lakshami vandana prastut kartaa hoon…

lakshami maiyya var de
lakshami maiyya var de
kaka kavi ko isi varsh mein
karodpati kar de ae
var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de

chhand chhod
chhal chhand banaaun
chhand chhod
chhal chhand banaaun
kavitaa kaat akavita gaaun
chhand chhod
chhal chhand banaaun
kavitaa kaat akavita gaaun
phat jaaye yah mike aisaa
powerful swar de ae
var de ae
var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de
lakshami maiyya var de

kalaakar kavi ho ke khilaadi
kalaakar kavi ho ke khilaadi
rajasthani ya mewaadi
kalaakar kavi ho ke khilaadi

(vimlesh, rajasthani)

kalaakar kavi ho ke khilaadi
rajasthani ya mewaadi
rakhni hogi sabko daadhhi
compulsory kar de ae
var de ae
var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de

munh par daadhhi dikhlaayenge

(aage se chunaao kaise huaa karenge maine nirnay liyaa)

jo munh par daadhhi dikhlaayenge
wahi vidhaayak ban paayenge

(unko hi ticket milegaa)

jo munh par daadhhi dikhlaayenge
wahi vidhaayak ban paayenge
samvidhaan mein aavashyak yah
sanshodhan kar de ae
var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de
lakshami maiyya var de

car kaamini kanchan kothi
car kaamini kanchan kothi

(ye kaka ki kavita hai isliye ‘ka’ ikkathhe kare hain)

car kaamini kanchan kothi
lapke jihwaa phadke boti
car kaamini kanchan kothi
lapke jihwaa phadke boti
amrika ka saara sona
mere ghar dhar de ae
var de ae
var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de

bank rashtriyakaran ho gaya

(hum kya karen)

bank rashtriyakaran ho gaya
bhaagya hamaara kahaan so gayaa
bank rashtriyakaran ho gaya
bhaagya hamaara kahaan so gayaa
bache khuche bankon ka mujhko
proprietor kar de ae
var de ae
var de ae
lakshami maiyya var de
lakshami maiyya var de

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आदरणीय अध्यक्ष महोदय
देवियों और देवताओ
मैं पहले एक वन्दना प्रस्तुत कर रहा हूँ
मैं बहुत पहले सरस्वती वन्दना का पाठ किया करता था
सरस्वती वन्दना का पाठ करते करते मेरी financial position बिगड़ती गई
तब मैंने लक्ष्मी वन्दना आरंभ की
और मेरे ऊपर नोटों की वर्षा होने लगी
तब से मैंने नियम बना लिया है
कवि सम्मेलन में सबसे पहले लक्ष्मी वन्दना प्रस्तुत करता हूँ

लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे
काका कवि को इसी वर्ष में
करोड़पति कर दे
वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे

छन्द छोड़
छल छन्द बनाऊँ
छन्द छोड़
छल छन्द बनाऊँ
कविता काट अकविता गाउँ
फट जाये ये माइक ऐसा
Powerful स्वर दे
वर दे
वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे

कलाकार कवि हो या खिलाड़ी
कलाकार कवि हो या खिलाड़ी
राजस्थानी या मेवाड़ी
कलाकार कवि हो या खिलाड़ी
(विमलेश, राजस्थानी)
कलाकार कवि हो या खिलाड़ी
राजस्थानी या मेवाड़ी
रखनी होगी सबको दाड़ी
Compulsory कर दे
वर दे
वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे

मुंह पर दाड़ी दिखलाएंगे

[आगे से चुनाव कैसे हों, मैंने निर्णय लिया है]

जो मुंह पर दाड़ी दिखलाएंगे
वही विधायक बन पाएंगे

उनको ही टिकट मिलेगा

जो मुंह पर दाड़ी दिखलाएंगे
वही विधायक बन पाएंगे
संविधान में आवश्यक ये
संशोधन कर दे
वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे

कार कामिनी कंचन कोठी
कार कामिनी कंचन कोठी

[ये काका की कविता है इसलिए ‘का’ इकट्ठे करे हैं]

कार कामिनी कंचन कोठी
लपके जिव्हा फड़के बोटी
कार कामिनी कंचन कोठी
लपके जिव्हा फड़के बोटी
अमरीका का सारा सोना
मेरे घर धर दे
वर दे
वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे

बैंक राष्ट्रियकरण हो गया

[हम क्या करें]

बैंक राष्ट्रियकरण हो गया
भाग्य हमारा कहाँ सो गया
बैंक राष्ट्रियकरण हो गया
भाग्य हमारा कहाँ सो गया
बचे खुचे बाँकों का मुझको
Proprietor कर दे
वर दे
वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे
लक्ष्मी मैया वर दे


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 :

4952 Post No. : 16818

Today’s song is a special one. It is from the film Taxi 555-1958. The film was released on 30-11-1958 at Super Cinema in Bombay. Why I call this song a Special song is, because this song ( Diya bujhaao, jhatpat jhatpat ) is a parody of K L Saigal’s well known song ” Diya Jalaao, jagmag jagmag” from the film Tansen -1943. Of course the Parody stops only at the Mukhada of the song. The style or the tune of the rest of the song is entirely different, nevertheless the mukhada, being famous, undoubtedly reminds us of Saigal’s song.

Fil Taxi 555-1958 was a Murder Mystery, though HFGK calls it a Social film. Although the 50’s decade was the peak of the Golden period of HFM, in terms of Melody, Content, Tune and Rendition, the type of films slowly changed to Crime, Murder mysteries and Detective stories, towards the end of the decade, The 60’s decade was full of such films. However films like Agra Road,, Aparadhi Kaun, Begunah, Nau do gyarah and Ustad (5 films) in 1957 and 10 O’Clock, 12 O’Clock, Detective, Howrah Bridge, Kala Pani, Mujrim, Phir subah Hogi, Post box 999, Solva saal, Taxi 555 (10 films) in 1958 were indicators of the dominant film genres of the coming times.

Film Taxi 555, a Murder mystery filmwas made by Golden Movies- owned by producer Mulkraj Bhakri and directed by his brotherLekhraj Bhakri. All the 8 songs of the film were written by Prem Dhawan and the Music Director was Sardar Malik, assisted ably by arranger Sebastian D’Souza.

As the name suggests, Sebastian was from Goa. A typical Goan likes to live life-“Sushegaat”- which loosely means “Araam se” or a carefree life. Their philosophy is Eat, Drink and be Merry. This Merry part included Music. Goa has given many musicians to India. Lata/Asha are from Mangeshi-Goa, though the family had shifted to Kolhapur, Music Directors Dattaram(Wadkar) and N.Datta(Datta Naik), Singers Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Shobha Mudgal, Hema Sardesai, Prabhakar Karekar, Remo fernandes, Lorna are from Goa.(The list is only indicative, not exhaustive).
Anthony Gonsalves was from Majorda-Goa. He worked for Naushad, O P Nayyar and Laxmikant Pyarelal (‘My name is Anthony Gonsalves’ song is a tribute by Laxmikant Pyarelal to him, as he taught Pyarelal so many things including Notations.)

Chick Chocolate aka Anthony Vaz from Aldona-Goa—he worked for C.Ramchandra mainly.

Chris Perry worked for Khayyam,R D Burman,Kalyanji Anandji, and Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Frank Fernando- worked with Anil Biswas, Kishore Kumar, Roshan and C.Ramchandra.

Sebastian D’Souza from Bicholim-Goa—worked for Shanker Jaikishen from 1952 to 1975 and also with O P Nayyar. Incidentally, he is the one Arranger who worked with a maximum number of different Music Directors,irrespective whether they were small, medium or big ones, new or old ones.

Most of the players of western instruments in the Orchestras were from Goa. Only some are mentioned.

Sebastian D’Souza was one of the most reputed arrangers in Bollywood, who did his best-known work with the duo of Shankar-Jaikishan between 1952 and 1975. His first break was with O. P. Nayyar. The first tune he arranged was “Pritam aan milo”, which was sung by C. H. Atma in 1955. He devised a system of notation that incorporated the microtones that characterised Indian melodies.

Sebastian was born on 29 January 1906 in Reis-Magos, Goa. He learnt to play the violin and piano in a local church school. While learning these instruments, he also learnt to write music notation. It was during this time that he listened to the famous symphonies of well-known composers of the western world, namely, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Haydon and Richard Wagner. Deeply interested in violin and piano, Sebastian continued his learning and went to places like Allahabad, Mussorie and Delhi. At Delhi, in Hotel Astoria, he started his own band and people appreciated it. In 1942, he went to Lahore, and in Hotel Stiffels, he started his own band. This continued until 1947. After partition, he went to Bombay and started his career as a violinist in the film industry. He played for well-known music directors like Anil Biswas, Naushad, Vinod, Ghulam Haider, Husnlal-Bhagatram, S. D. Burman, Sajjad Hussain and Shanker-Jaikishan.

He started his career as a Music Arranger in 1948-49 with O. P. Nayyar when Nayyar recorded his first song “Preetam aan milo…..” sung by C. H. Atma and written by Mrs. Saroj Mohini Nayyar (O. P. Nayyar’s wife) . After three years, Nayyar signed his first film, Dalsukh Pancholi’s “Aasmaan”, as an independent music director. At that time he called Sebastian to work as his Arranger. Sebastian, thus, started his career as an arranger with O. P. Nayyar in 1952 which he continued till 1973. The last film for which he worked with O. P. Nayyar was ‘Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye’. Incidentally this was also the last film of singer Asha Bhosale with Nayyar.

In 1952, Sebastian’s friend Sunny Castellino, who worked as an arranger for Shanker-Jaikishan, introduced Sebastian to the duo. So Sebastian started as Shanker-Jaikishan’s arranger from 1952 with Amiya Chakravarty’s Daag, and continued until 1975. Film Sanyasi was Sebastian’s last film with them.

In film Daag as an arranger, Sebastian’s most successful innovative work was the creation of a memorable counter-melody for a song sung by both Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshker –‘Ai mere dil kahin aur chal…..’. According to Sebastian, in this song he used the accordion for creating counter-melody along with violin and mandolin. And the result was excellent. Sebastian used accordion for interlude music in a number of songs but its use as the main instrument for counter-melody was rare.

Shankar-Jaikishan being lovers of Indian Classical Music, composed a LP record titled Raga Jazz Style in which they presented 11 Raga in Jazz style. Sebastian arranged the music and wrote the notations. Sebastian also worked for great music directors like Salil Chowdhury, Vasant Desai, S. D. Burman, Madan Mohan, Roshan, Dattaram and N. Dutta. Sebastian occasionally worked for Vinod, Sardar Malik, S.Mohinder, Kalyanji Veerji Shah, Kanu Ghosh, Iqbal Qureshi, Prem Dhawan, Shyamji Ghanashyamji and Nitin Mangesh as well. And he never forgot to express his gratitude towards renowned musicians such as Robert Correa and Mike Machado (the Pianists), Albuquerque, Verga, Simplicio D’Souza and John Gonsalves (the Cellists), V Balsara and Goody Seervai (the Accordionists), Duorado, Narvekar and Karnad (the solo Violinists) and David (the Mandolin player). He would also fondly recall his contemporary music arrangers such as Johny Gomes, Castellino, Chic Chocolate, Ram Singh, Rizbert and Franky.

When he died, on 9-3-1998, in his own Bungalow- “Seb-Maria “, he instructed that no money to be spent on his funeral and all that was saved should go to charity; such is the modesty of greats. Sebastian left behind a rich musical legacy which will live into generations after his time.

Sebastian’s remarkable contribution was his ability to combine Western orchestra with the Indian. His are the songs which we remember even today due to the richness of his musical arrangements and the variations in his melodies. Sebastian was a complete musician. His music lovers will remember his music for years to come. (Thanks to an article by Dr. Padmanabh Joshi. Parts of his article have been used here with adaptations,along with an article from the book ‘Rahe na rahe hum’ by Shantaram Mankikar and my notes.)

The film’s director was Lekhraj Bhakri. Let us know more about Lekhraj through an interesting incident in the life of a well known artiste…

An youngster, like millions of displaced Punjabis ,crossed over to India in 1947 from Abbottabad ( Now Pakistan), when the Indian subcontinent was divided. He and his family, like hundreds of other refugee families from Punjab, were given shelter in Kingsway camp located in north Delhi.

It was by chance that the youngster named Hari Kishan Goswami met his distant cousin Lekh Raj Bhakri, a filmmaker, who was on a visit to Delhi. The well experienced movie maker was impressed with the personality of the lanky handsome man & inquired from him if he is interested in being an actor. The young lad, who was a fan of Dilip Kumar , readily agreed & reached Bombay. Those days Bhakri Sahab was making a film Fashion-1957, with his favourite actor Pradeep Kumar ,Mala Sinha,Chandra Shekhar,Jabeen & Kammo & the shooting was in progress . Mr Goswami was told to be in the studio , to get himself acquainted with the nitty gritty of the film making .

So Goswami started working as an assistant to director Lekhraj Bhakri- for the film Fashion-57. There was a song in the film, in the voice of Hemant Kumar, to be shot on a Beggar on the screen. On the day of shooting, the actor who was supposed to do the role of the beggar and sing this song, did not come. Lekhraj Bhakri caught Hari kishen Goswami, put on the make up of the bearded beggar and made him sing this song on camera. Thus the debut of Goswami took place with Hemant Kumar’s song !

No one from the audience could ever imagine that the person with dishevelled hairs, having a big beard , and with a song on his lips is a handsome young man of 19 years . The movie was ‘Fashion’, released in 1957 & the song was , Composed & crooned by Hemant Kumar . It was the young man’s first exposure before camera. The song was to chide a wayward hero (Pradeep Kumar),who has left his wife (Mala Sinha),for another woman (Kammo) having ill intentions.The song was “ Dharti ki godh mein…” After Fashion ,Bhakri Sahab made Sahara in 58 ,with M Rajan & Meena Kumari & Hari Kishan Goswami ( who now wanted to be called as Manoj Kumar, the name Dilip Kumar had in a film), was given a substantial role . Bhakri Sahab, true to his words, took on Manoj Kumar in his subsequent movies Panchayat, Chand & Honeymoon (1960).

Lekh Raj Bhakri , directed his first film Rajpoot-51 and thereafter he regularly directed movies ,like Resham,Thokar,Dak Babu etc within a modest budget . He directed about Twenty movies during 1950 to 1962. He made most of his movies under the banner Tasviristan ,owned by Kuldip Sehgal and his sibling Mulkh Raj Bhakri’s Golden movies . Mulkh Raj Bhakri ,besides being a producer of Hindi/Punjabi movies ,was also a writer & lyricist . He wrote the famous song ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes’ for Chakori, which is still appreciated by connoisseurs of film music. Mulkh Raj Bhakri also made Bhangra ,a super hit musical in Punjabi ,which had Sunder & Nishi in lead roles.

Mr Lekh Raj Bhakri made many family oriented movies ,like Maa Beta, Tange Wali ,Naya Zamana,HoneyMoon etc. At the same time ,he had no problems directing films of other genres for those who wanted to watch fantasy & Arabian Nights movies. For them he made Naqab, Alladin Laila & Nag Padmini . Later,he made a musical Muslim social ‘Shama’ ,which had Suraiyya & Nimmi & music was composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Lekh Raj Bhakri ,beside Manoj Kumar, introduced music directors Kanu Ghosh with his film Naya Zamaana (1957 ) & Iqbal Qureishi with Panchayat (1958 ). He also introduced actor Vijay Dutt with Shama. Mr Bhakri hung his boots after Banarsi Thug ,a hugely entertaining movie ,released in 1962. He did not further attempt to make movies , as after the arrival of colour ,the budget of Hindi movies was increased many fold & now it was a risky business. It did not suit the temperament of a simple soul like Bhakri Saheb . Mr Bhakri,who did not believe in showing off ,always kept a low profile despite being a successful director , bade adieu to show business . Much later, he passed away on 03 March 1976 at the age of sixty years. It was a matter of time ,when the era of principled film makers ,who made purposeful movies with message , came to an end & proposal makers having no regards for ethical values arrived with the sole aim of earning money .( adapted from the article by shri M.N.Sardana ji, with thanks. )

Today’s song is an interesting one with entertaining Lyrics. This is the 3rd song of the film on this Blog – all duets of S. Balbir


Song- Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat (Taxi 555) (1958) Singers- Rafi, Balbir, Lyricist- Prem Dhawan, MD- Sardar Malik (assistant / arranger Sebastian)

Lyrics

Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat
Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat
Diya bujhaao
sone waale sun re
tere aangan mein murga boley
(kukdoo koon koon
kukdoo koon koon)
tere aangan mein murga boley
kaahe na ankhiyaan kholey
diya bujhaa
diya bujhaa
diya bujhaa
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

keh gaye kehne waale
kya ustaad jee
suno beta

uthh jaag musaafir
bhor bhayi
ab rain kahaan jo sowat hai
jo jaagat hai so paawat hai
jo sowat hai so khowat hai
soch zara
soch zara
soch zara
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

meethhe sur mein kaaga gaaye
sone mein kyun waqt ganwaaye
kaam bina kya kaam jagat mein
kaam se milte daam jagat mein
daam se milta naa aam
daam se milta naam jagat mein
naam kamaa
naam kamaa
naam kamaa
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

jaldi karo beta

khul gaye nalke aa gaya paani
thhumak thhumak chali Raadhe Raani
paniya bharan main to chali jaat hoon
sar par bhaari prem ka matka
laage kamar mein sau sau jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
sar par bhaari prem ka matka
laage kamar mein sau sau jhatka
phir bhi meethhe geet gaat hoon
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao


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4950 Post No. : 16810

Today’s song is from the film Garma Garam-1957.

The film was made by G.M.Pictures, Bombay. The Producer was Navin C Shah and the Director cum story writer cum Screenplay writer cum Lyricist was P.L. Santoshi. The film had music by Vinod. The 11 songs of the film were written by P L Santoshi, D N Madhok and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. 3 Songs are already on the Blog and this will be its 4th song. Interestingly, this song is written by Santoshi and RMA Khan jointly, as per a note on HFGK.

Of course, this is nothing new. Such things have happened several times in Hindi films. Here are few examples of joint writing the Lyrics of songs….

1.Footpath-53….The famous song by Talat – ” Shyam e gham ki kasam”….Ali Sardar Jafri and Majrooh Sultanpuri.
2.Miss Bombay-57….” Zindagi bhar gham judai ka….Prem Dhawan and Asad Bhopali
3.Buzdil-51….” Rote rote gujar gayi raat re”….Kaifi Azmi and Shailendra
4.Humlog-51….All songs….Vishwamitra Adil and Uddhav Kumar
5.Pardesi-57….” Rimzim barse paani”….Prem Dhawan and Ali Sardar Jafri

This is one of those strange things that happen in Hindi film industry. Of course, such “Mutual Collaboration” are also found in some cases of Film Direction – where two Directors direct a film jointly (those cases are different where a Director dies and another completed his balance work or where the first director left the film and another took over). This has also happened in Music direction where two MDs jointly gave music (cases of established MD pairs are different).

The second notable thing about the film was – the cast consisted of Agha, Gope, Omprakash, Bhagwan, Marutirao, Chhota Gope, Indira Bansal,Nadira, Rajni, Miss Kamal, Maya Das, Krishna kumari and many others. The film was classified as a ” Stunt’ film. I wonder what stunts this band of comedians performed in the film. I saw this film when it was released simultaneously on 5th July 1957 at Lamington Cinema, Bombay as well as in Ashok talkies in Hyderabad. After seeing the film we felt like having got cheated. The film had no stunts and nothing in the film to make the audience ” Garam” either ! In those times while Vinod’s songs of “Ek thi Ladki-1949″ were still echoing in our ears, music of this film made us completely ” Thanda Thanda” and made us wonder if he was the same MD Vinod of Ek thi ladki ? Here is the film’s story which will prove what I have said….

Wealthy Garibdas has no issues, but only 2 Nephews- Banke, a simpleton and Banwari a chaalbaaz, who spends money on dancing girl-Chandni. Knowing this Garibdas makes his will in the name of Banke. While recording his will on camera, he dies without telling location of his wealth halfway.

Banke contacts the photographer-Asha for enquiry. They fall in love. While searching they find that a map and 6 keys hidden in 6 Golden Chairs had the secret. But the chairs are already sold by Banwari to various people in India. They get addresses from the auctioneer who sold these chairs.

Asha and Banke contact all those buyers and get the 6 keys. meanwhile, Banke comes to know all this and catches up with the pair. There is a fight in Banke and Banwari. Banke wins the fight, but magnanimously gives the keys to Banwari. Seeing this generosity, Banwari has a change of heart and both embrace each others.

Finally, they find a Box. Using the keys, they open the Box, only to find only a piece of white paper written ‘ God helps those who help themselves”.
Asha has an idea. She starts pressing the box in different ways and suddenly it opens and the map is found where the wealth is hidden.
The two brothers share the wealth.

The End.

In the cast of the film, there is a name Maruti Rao. He was a comedy actor and father of Comedienne Guddi Maruti. Earlier to him there was another actor called Marutirao Pehelwan ( father of Dancer Gopi Krishna), who operated from Silent films to Talkie films till early 40’s. Although same name, these actors did not cause any ” Same Name Confusion”, because they operated one after another – without overlapping their career period. However, I still found that some sites making a mix up of their Filmography.

His full name was Marutirao Ganpatrao Parab. He was born on 12-2-1927 at Ahmednagar, near Poona. After completing his Matriculation, he came to Bombay to try his luck in film acting. His first few films like Pagli Duniya-44, and Gajre-48 were without his name in credits He got his credits firmly from film Albela-51. Then he faeatured in many many films…Footpath-53, Baap re Baap-55, Baghdad ka chor-55, Chori chori-56, Guest House-59, Opera House-61, parasmani-63, Lutera-65, Ustad 420-69, Shor-72, Kunwara Baap-74, Don-78 etc etc. In the 60’s he mainly worked in Dara Singh films.

He acted in total 221 films and featured in 34 songs on screen. He also directed 7 films, namely Baghi Shehzada-64, Hum sab ustad Hai-65, Killers-69, Bank Robbery-69, Mangu Dada-70, Kahin aar kahin paar-71 and Hum sab chor hain-73. His last film as actor was Bandish – 1980. As an actor he was not much satisfied, but film direction gave him joy and satisfaction. After his last film he retired from films. However several films like karate-83 and Naya Bakra-85 got delayed releases. He died peacefully on 12-3-1981.

he had married his co-star Miss kamal, a small time actress who worked in films like Dashehra-56, Tartar ka chor-55, Garma Garam -57, Darbar-55, Riyasat-56 etc. etc. Their daughter Guddi Maruti had a better luck in films than both of them. ( Thanks to a note by Rajni kumar Pandya ji, book ‘Eena, meena deeka’ by Sanjit Narvwekar, HFGK, muVyz and my notes).

Today’s song is a Qawali sung by Mohd.Rafi, S D Batish, Asha Bhosale and Shamshad Begum with Chorus.


Song- Hum ko to mohabbat hai un se (Garma Garam)(1957) Singers- Rafi, S D Batish, Shamshad Begam, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Lyricist- P L Santoshi, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (Joint ), MD- Vinod

Lyrics

Humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
nazron se jo nazren mil jaatin
ae jee mil jaati mil jaati mil jaati
ae jee mil jaati mil jaati mil jaati
nazron se jo nazren mil jaatin
ye duniya jannat ho jaati
ye duniya jannat ho jaati
haan haan
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
chilman uthi bijli chamki
wo ek jhalak dikhlaa ke gaye
jab nazron ne unki balaayen lin
aa aa aa aa aa
jab nazron ne unki balaayen lin
wo saamne thhe sharmaake gaye
din raat tadapne waalon ko
ek baar wo phir tadpaake gaye ae ae
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
aji aa jaate aa jaate aa jaate
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
kooche mein qayaamat ho jaati
kooche mein qayaamat ho jaati
aa aa aa aa aa
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
chilman uthhi jooti chamki
ye sab ke sab ghabraake gaye
haaye
aahen na bhari shiqwe na kiye
darbaan ke dande kha ke gaye
sar pe paanv rakh ke bhaage
thhokar khaayi
uhu
sharmaake gaye
gar thhodi si der ye ruk jaate
in sab ki hajaamat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
in sab ki hajaamat ho jaati
hajaamat hajaamat hajaamat
humko to adaawat hai inse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati
haha
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa aa
din raat tasawwur hai unka
aur chupke chupke rona hai
ae subah ke taare tu hi bata
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
ae subah ke taare tu hi bata
anjaam mera kya hona hai
unki furkat mein mujhe kab tak
kaanton ke sej pe sona hai ae ae ae
gar phool sa chehra dikhlaate
dikhlaate dikhlaate dikhlaate
gar phool sa chehra dikhlaate
kaanto mein bhi raahat ho jaati
aa aa aa
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
takiye mein apna sar deke
tujhe chupke chupke rona hai
o o o o
aa aa aa aa
aashaon ka kambal odhe huye
tujhe tooti si khatiya mein to sona hai
ya tu jaane ya main jaanoon
anjaam tera kya hona hai ae ae ae
wo tujhpe marte to TB ki shiqaayat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
TB ki shiqaayat ho jaati
humko to adaawat hai unse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
hum dil ka chain luta baithhe
ab khoone tamanna peete hain
ji lagta nahin hai ae ae
duniya mein
go jeene ko hum jeet hain
o o o
ye dil ka paan to kha baithhe
ab aahon ke cigarette peete hain
ae doctar aakar tu hi bata aa aa
ye mar gaye hain ya jeete hain
quinine agar na kha lete
in sab ko haraarat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
in sabko haraarat ho jaati
aa aa
humko to adaawat hai unse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati


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4918 Post No. : 16741

“Sapan Suhaane”(1961) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for K R Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Balraj Sahni, Geeta Bali, Bhagwan, Kamini Kadam, Chandrashekhar, K N Singh, Leela Mishra, Parveen Paul, Samson, Ram Mohan, Helen etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs from this movie have been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date of post Singer(s)
1440 Ghoonghat hata na dena goriye 14 June 2009 Lata
1793 Chaand kabhi thaa baahon mein 23 August 2009 Sabita Chaudhary
1847 Naam mera Nimmo mukaam Ludhiyaana 1 September 2009 Lata, Manna Dey, Dwijen Mukherjee
13519 Dil kehta hai zara to dam le lo 12 August 2017 Manna Dey
15798 O gori aa jaa gaddi vich baithh jaa 12 August 2020 Manna Dey , Lata
16031 Nazar se mil gayi nazar 10 November 2020 Sabita Bannerjee , Dwijen Mukherjee

Here is the seventh and final song from “Sapan Suhaane”(1961). The song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

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

With this song, all the songs of “Sapan Suhaane”(1961) have been covered in the blog. “Sapan Suhaane”(1961) thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Lo sun lo ye mera afsaana (Sapan Suhaane)(1961) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa
lo sun lo ye mera afsaana aay
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana aa aa aa haay
haay
lo sun lo ye mera
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana
lo sun lo ye mera afsaana
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana

jis raah pe hai aana jaana
us raah pe uska mil jaana
lo sun lo ye mera afsaana
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana

aji jis raah pe hai aana jaana
us raah pe uska mil jana
lo sun lo ye mera afsaana
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana

wo mast nazar jaise hi hansi
main dene chala dil nazraana aa
yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai
yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
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aa aa aa aa
kya cheez hai chaahat
kya kehne
uff o ye mohabbat
kya kehne
mil jaaye jo daulat
kya kehne
khul jaati hai kismat
kya kehne
kya cheez hai chaahat
kya kehne
lo ho gayi muhabbat
kya kehne
mil jaaye ye daulat
kya kehne
khul jaati hai kismat
kya kehne

hum badhne lage thhe
kya kehne
hum badhhne lage thhe
kya kehne
phhadki thhi tabeeyat
kya kehne ae

magar itne mein

yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

ga re ma pa dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni dha ta ni
dha ta ni
dha ta ni dha pa ma ga
dha ta
ma ga re sa
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat


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4496

Today’s song is from a stunt film-Ji Haan aka Yes Please-1945. Made by Gautam Chitra, Bombay, it had a pair of Directors-Babubhai Mistri and Ramnik Bhatt. All songs were written by Pt. Indra and the music was composed by S N Tripathi. The cast was full of the usual members of stunt films… Master bhagwan, Agha, Shanta Patel, Meera, Gulab, Azeem, Anant Prabhu etc.etc.

The 8 songs of this film give us some idea about the film. Out of the 8 songs, 5 are Comedy songs. 5 songs are sung by Shanta patel, 2 are by Meera and 1 is a chorus song Shanta Patel or Meerawere really not singers by any standards. getting them to sing for the movie clearly indicated a measure to save on cost of the production. All these stunt films were made on a tight budget. Because of this, the investment was less and profits were more. As there was a fixed audience in almost every town for such films, the distributors did not mind to invest or buy the rights for various circuits.

Nowadays, one film costs around 5 to 10 crores to make it. If some A+ grade star is featured, then the cost can go up to 25 to 30 crores also. In this context, if I were to tell you that in the 40’s decade a stunt film was made within just one Lakh, would you believe it ? You ought to, because thats what was required, according to Master Bhagwan-the stunt film expert of those days. During the first decade i.e. the 30’s, the cost was about 40 to 50 thousand rupees only, inclusive of everything.

As the decade of the 50’s was a Gold mine for Mythological and Religious films (124 films in 10 years), the 40’s was a storehouse for stunt films. The Cast, Director and the Production House were fixed. Lyricist and the MD depended on availability at cheaper cost or those who wanted an opening to films. Sometimes in the 60’s and the 70’s, the C grade films were the last resort for even the one time well known MDs. Composers like Anil Biswas, C. Ramchandra, Chitragupta and few others gave music to such films, for survival.

Names of stunt film actors is an interesting matter. Some common and regular names one found in Action/Stunt films are, Nadia, Boman Irani, Sayani,Bilimoria bros, Cooper sisters, Zohra Khatun, Ameena Khatun, Khatun Bai, Prakash, Adjania, Noorjehan (sr.), Moosa Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Baburao Pehelwan, Marutirao Pehelwan, Azim bhai, Basheer, Ali, Bachha, Chandra Rao,Harishchandra Rao, Shankar Rao,Master Bhagwan, Mirajkar, Jamshed ji, John Cavas, Lalita Pawar, Navin chandra…and many such names.

Kamran, Afghan Sandow,Habib, Ismail,, Dalpat, Dilawar, Leela Pawar, Leela Gupte, Shanta Patel, Usha Shukla, Madhuri, Dhondu, Shaikh, Nazi, Nishi, etc were a guarantee of 2-3 hours of exciting times. Forget the music or a coherent sensible story. Fighting, Fencing, Riding and a mix of Comedy and Dance was an assured entertainment.

In addition to all this, actors with odd and weird names were to be always found in stunt film casts. Have you ever heard actors with names like Bajarbattu, Phool Kumari, Maruti pehelwan, Batata, Mitthoo Miyaan, Fatty Prasad, Boken Chattu, Minu the Mystic, Manchi Tuthi, Gareeb Raja, Kurbaan Jaoon, Pandit Dukhi, Vilayatu, Loveji Lavangiya, Adam Sandow, Sandow Safar, Dunlop, Chic Chak and a very strange name CHEMIST ! This name is found in 5-6 films.

In the cast you will find a name Meera. This is aname for ‘ Same Name Confusion.’ At the same time, in the same period, there were 2 actresses named Meera. The Meera who acted in this C grade stunt film lasted a longer time. Meera’s real name was Muriel Alexander. She was born on 10-11-1919. She was from a respectable family. her father was Superintendent-local Audit in AG’s office. Brother E. Alexander was an All India level cricketer. She passed her Inter Science exam from Benaras Hindu University. It was through one Mr. Seal, who was a manager in Adarsh Chitra, she got her first break in film Dolti Naiya-34 and Shah E Iran-34 but film Dhuwandhar-1935 was released first.. This was the Debut film of Leela Chitnis also. It is not known if she sang any song in that film,as no records are available. My guess is that,besides acting,she must have sung a few songs in that film.

Her name later appears as an actress and singer in the film Bhabhi-38,in which she sang 3 solo songs. from 1935 to 1938,she must have sung many songs,but singers names are not mentioned. Thus many singers’ credit must have been lost in those years.Same case was with Amirbai Karnataki also. After Bhabhi,her name appears in Nirmala-38 and vachan-38 in which she sang 1 solo and 3 duets. She acted and sang songs in films of Ranjit, Prakash and Minerva Movietone.

She was married to Mr. R.N.Singh, Revenue Minister of Charkhari state.

As per information available, Meera acted in Shah E Iran-34,Dolti Naiya-34, Dhuandhar-35, Bhabhi-38, Vachan-38, Adhoori Kahani-39, Tatar ka chor-40, Paak Daman-40, Chingari-40, Darshan-41, Armaan-42, Meri Duniya-42, Mauj-43, Dr. Kumar-44, Krishna bhakta Bodana-44, Ji haan-45, Sham Savera-46, Ye hai Duniya-48, Sansar-51, Ilzam-54 and Hanuman Janma-54. She only sang in Nirmala-38 and Ulti Ganga-42. She sang 17 songs in 7 films.

Then there is also an actress named Gulab in the film cast. The First actress from Kashmir to work as a Heroine in Hindi films was GULAB. Her real name was Saraswati Devi. She was born on 10-6-1908 at Jammu. She joined Krishna Film Company in 1924. Her first silent film ‘Krishna kumar’ came in 1925. She worked in 60 silent films. Her last silent film was ‘Dagabaz Dushman’-32, made by East India Film co.Bombay.

Her first Talkie film was Suryakumari-33, made by Vishnu Cinetone. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. She sang one song ‘more preetam jab ghar aaye’ composed by Kikubhai Yagnik. Then came Baburao Patel’s ‘Bala Joban’-34, Sewa Sadan-34 and Nai Duniya-34 ( Debut film of Rajkumari and Jayant). In this film Gulab sang 2 songs.

Gulab was very beautiful and quite popular in the film industry. Some of her films were Bambai ki sethani-35, Challenge-37, Bharosa-40, Pyas-41, Ek Raat-42, Station master-42, Gaali-44, Rattan-44, Mann ki jeet-44, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Lahore-49, Badi Behan-49, stage-51, Post Box 999-58, Chhabili-60 etc etc. She acted in 160 films. Her last film seems to be Haqeeqat-64. She also sang 22 songs in 11 films.

Today’s song is also a comedy song. With this song, the film Ji Haan-1945 makes its Debut in the Blog.


Song- Haaye mora sainya to sattebaaz hai (Jee Haan)(1945) Singer- Meera, Lyricist- Pt. Indra, MD- S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
Haaye mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai

ghar mein na tel na chaawal na genhu
ghar mein na tel na chaawal na genhu
aaj khatre mein handiya ki laaj hai
haay khatre mein handiya ki laaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai

sainyya to motor mein pam pam kare hai
sainyya to motor mein pam pam kare hai
haan pam pam kare hai
haan pam pam kare hai
aur ghar mein
aur ghar mein choohon ki aawaaz hai
haay ghar mein choohon ki aawaaz hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai

mehndi lagaa kar main naihar se aayi
mehndi lagaa kar main naihar se aayi
haan naihar se aayi
haan naihar se aayi
aur aaj
mere gobar bhare haathh aaj hain
mere gobar bhare haathh aaj hain
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai

sakhiyon to pahnen
sona aur chaandi
sakhiyon to pahnen
sona aur chaandi
haan sona aur chaandi
haan sona aur chaandi
aur yahaan
yahaan peetel ke hi
saare saaz hai
haay peetel ke hi
saare saaz hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai


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 :

4584 Post No. : 16202

Today’s song is from the film Bhanwara-1944.

It was a Saigal film. I had no chance to write about a song from any Saigal film, because there were better people to write on Saigal. Who can forget the efforts taken by Atul ji and Sudhir ji in ensuring that possibly all available Film and Non Film songs of Saigal are discussed and archived in this Blog. It is sheerly by coincidence that I am writing on a song from a Saigal film, because it is not sung by Saigal and it was till now, not available on YouTube.

K.L.Saigal ( 11-4-1904 to 18-1-1947) started his film career with Film Muhabbat ke aansoo-32. His first Heroine was Akhtari Moradabadi in this film. Surprisingly, the local newspapers had hailed her songs in the film but totally ignored Saigal. Later, she moved to Burma, joined the British Imperial film company and acted in some of their films. His second Heroine was Mehzabeen, in the film Zinda Laash-32. His next Heroine was Rattan Bai in the film Subah ka Tara-32. Radha Rani was his Heroine in the film Yahudi ki Ladki-33. However Saigal got recognition and praise for his songs, first time, in the film Pooran Bhagat-1933. Here , his Heroine was Anwari bai. I mentioned about Saigal’s early Heroines because they are never in the limelight, when Saigal is discussed. They remained in the dark all the time.

Out of huis 27 films, he did 20 films in Calcutta, mostly with New Theatres. The last 7 films were done in Bombay. He was invited by Ranjit Studios to come to Bombay to do films with them. They offered him a very lucrativeamount of Rs. One lakh per film, with other perks. Due to this and the disturbed conditions and Ego tussles in New Theatres, Saigal shifted to Bombay. As it is, many of his friends like Kidar Sharma, Prithwiraj kapoor, K.N.Sing etc had already shifted to Bombay.

The film Tansen-43, by Ranjit, was completed well before time and stii 9 days were remaining from his contract. The business mind of Chandulal Shah would not let go this waste. He requested Kidar Sharmas to make a Quicky, in which Saigal’s part shooting would finish in the 9 vacant days. Kidar Sharma immediately wrote a script, approved by Ranjit and film Bhanwara was made in a short period.

Bhanwara was a Comedy filmSaigal had no experience of a Comedy film work, but the deft direction of kidar Sharma made film Bhanwara a grand success. The cast of the film was Saigal, Arunkumar Ahuja, Kamla Chatterjee ( Kidar Sharma’s wife), Monica Desai ( actress Leela Desai’s younger sister and director Phani Mujumdar’s wife), Lala Yaqub, Brijmala and others. Here is a short Synopsis of the story of film Bhanwara-44.

Bhanwara-44 was a story of two friends- Pancham (Saigal) and Rikhab (Arunkumar Ahuja), who come to Bombay in search of employment. The chawl where they stay,in single room tenements, has a pair of sisters, Indu(Monica) and Bindu(Kamla Chaterji). Indu happens to work as a teacher in the same place where Pancham is working as a Music and singing teacher. They fall in love. His friend Rikhab loves Bindu but is too shy to express his love. In this, he is assisted by his neighbour friend Pehelwan (Lala Yaqub). With his help, Rikhab develops a great body and finally wooes his ladylove. At the end, both the couples unite happily. The film was full of comic sequences, particularly with Arun Ahuja and Bindu. All in all, it was a hilarious movie.

In this film, Arunkumar Ahuja was the second hero he was the father of popular Hindi film hero Govind, who was active during 1986 to 2000 period. Arun Ahuja’s real name was Gulshan Singh Ahuja, a Sikh, born on 26-1-1918 at Gujaranwala (now in Pakistan). After the school education, he joined Mughalpura Engineering college and secured an Engineer’s degree in 1937. During his college life he had won the Best Football player of the year award. Mehboob Khan was on a Talent Hunt in Lahore. From among the 100 and odd candidates, his choice fell on the well built, athletic, dashing and handsome Gulshan. He was selected and brought to Bombay to act in film Ek hi rasta-39, with a screen name of Arun Ahuja. He was variously billed as Aroon, Arun, Aroon Kumar, Arun Ahuja etc.

His first film was an outstandingly successful hit film. Arun got roles in Bhole Bhale-39 and Civil Marriage-40. Later Mehboob Khan took him for film Aurat 40, which he directed for National Studios. The versatile actor acted in over 25 films in 6 years, some of his films were Kanchan, Holiday in Bombay, Beti, Nurse, Savera, Return of Toofan Mail, Shankar Parvati, Andhera, Bharthari, Caravan, Amrapali etc. From 1945 onwards he became a Free lancer.

During the film Savera-42, he fell in love with his co-star – Nirmala. They got married on 5-5-1945. After marriage Nirmala (7-6-1928 to 15-6- 1996) completed 4 pending films and stopped working. Her last film Sudhar was released in 1949. In this film also she paired with Arun. Thus her last film also had her life partner. She acted in only 12 films, but she sang 63 songs in 23 films.

Arun Ahuja was in demand. He continued working in films. He set up his own production company – Arun Productions and he produced 2 films. One film Sehra was released in 1948, but the other film ” Jo hai saajan” remained unreleased for some reasons. Film Sehra was also a huge flop. Arun suffered heavy losses. He tried to work in films to compensate it, but now due to competition from new stars, new films were slow to come, so he did not get many films. His last film was Aulad-54. He had to sell all his property, bungalow, cars and jewellery. He shifted from his bungalow in Bandra to a chawl in far off suburb Virar, with his family, in 1962. Here his last son Govinda was born in 1963.

His health deteriorated. Nirmala decided to revive her singing, to help the financial difficulties of the family. Composer A R Qureshi arranged her stage programme in Calcutta. It went off with tremendous success and offers started pouring in. She became famous as a Thumri singer. She did many jalsas in India and abroad. Their financial position improved. Their son Govinda also became a big star. He bought a house in Juhu and the family shifted to Juhu for the sake of convenience. However, Arun Ahuja continued to stay in Virar. He did not shift to Juhu.

Arun Ahuja died on 4-7-1998, two years after his dear wife’s death on 15-6-1996.

The film Bhanwara-44 had 11 songs. Today’s song is the 10th song to be posted here. It is sung by Arunkumar (Mukherjee), it was lip synched by Arunkumar (Ahuja) on the screen and Arunkumar (Deshmukh) has written about this song here ! What a coincidence !!


Song-Ye to Malaria hai Muhabbat nahin huzoor (Bhanwra)(1944) Singer- Arunkumar Mukherjee, Lyricist-Kedar Sharma, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

Ye to malaria hai
muhabbat nahin huzoor
Ye to malaria hai
muhabbat nahin huzoor
muhabbat nahin huzoor
kaanpenge
kaanpenge haath paanv to
dhadkega dil zaroor
kaanpenge haath paanv to
dhadkega dil zaroor
dhadkega dil zaroor
Ye to malaria hai
muhabbat nahin huzoor
muhabbat nahin huzoor

ye hai bukhaar sap pe
?? sawaar
?? sawaar
aur haddiyaan
aur haddiyaan huzoor ki
kar dega choor choor
aur haddiyaan huzoor ki
kar dega choor choor
kar dega choor choor
Ye to malaria hai
muhabbat nahin huzoor
muhabbat nahin huzoor

honthon pe khoon ye ae ??
machchar se kam nahin
machchar se kam nahin
o jisko jahaan parhez rahe
inse door door
o jisko jahaan parhez rahe
inse door door
rahe inse door door
Ye to malaria hai
muhabbat nahin huzoor
muhabbat nahin huzoor

jannat milegi aap ko o o
jannat milegi aap ko
ab haspataal mein
ab haspataal mein
har nurse jab ke saamne aayegi ban ke hoor
har nurse jab ke saamne aayegi ban ke hoor
aayegi ban ke hoor
Ye to malaria hai
muhabbat nahin huzoor
muhabbat nahin huzoor
huzoor


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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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