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Blog Day :

5181 Post No. : 17158

Today’s song is from the film Aap ki Marzi-1939. This film was made by Sudama productions, Bombay, founded by Dr. Ambadas patel, after Sagar Movietone merged with National Studios. This comedy social film was directed by Sarvottam Badami and the music was given by Gyan Dutt. The cast of the film was Sabita Devi, Motilala, Vasanti , mazhar, Khursheed, Sunalini devi, K.N.Singh, jagdish Sethi and others. Lyricists were P.L.Santoshi and S.P.Kalla Film Aap ki Marzi aka As you please-1939 was based on the hit Hollywood film” Paradise for 3 “-1938.

” FATE ” is a phenomenon which no one has understood so far and no one will ever know how it works.It makes the Rich a poor one and a Pauper may become a millionaire. Fate takes you through unknown destinations and you can niot guess where it will take you. There is no better example of this FATE, other than the life story of this film’s director.

The changes in the career of Sarvottam Badami took place are simply unimaginable. His life started as an ordinary Motor Garage mechanic.Fate made him a Film projectionist, an Automobile Engineer, a Sound Recording Engineer, a Film director of Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films, Film Division producer, An industrialist and finally a management Consultant ! Can you beat it ?

Sarvottam Badami was born in 1910 at Channapatna in Karnataka,to a revenue officer working in Mysore. He passed his SSLC and worked as a garage mechanic and then a projectionist in Select Picture House, Bangalore, both of which were owned by Dr. Ambalal Patel. Patel moved to Bombay and financed Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Film Company, and Chimanlal Desai as a partner, forming Sagar Movietone in 1930.
At the age of 19 years, Badami went to Bombay to study automobile engineering. He was asked by Ardeshir Irani who met him at a wedding to help out with the recording equipment he had purchased from abroad.

Badami helped in the sound recording department for the first Talkie in India, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara (1931). Around that time a German director making the film Harishchandra left half-way and Badami offered to complete it, the co-director was Raja Chandrasekhar, although the co-director credit has also been cited as T. C. Vadivelu Naicker. The film turned out to be successful. He was contracted by Sagar Movietone (Sagar Film Company) to direct three films, two in Telugu and one in Tamil: Galava Rishi (Tamil), Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam and Shakuntala in Telugu. The success of these films established him as a director. His working team had people like the cinematographer Faredoon Irani, music director Anil Biswas and the Sagar Movietone favourites Sabita Devi and Motilal.

Initially, to avoid embarrassment to his family he requested not to be credited in the regional language films. He did not know Hindi but from 1932-1947, he worked for Sagar Movietone and also directed nearly 30 films in Hindi, for many others. His first Hindi film was Chandrahasa (1933) starring Noor Mohammed Charlie. He was paid Rs 2000 per film with the complete film being made within Rs 50,000. He worked with most of the top actors of the time like Motilal, Nargis, Ashok Kumar and Pahari Sanyal. He brought Mehboob Khan who was then doing roles as an extra out of obscurity and gave him the role of Sabita Devi’s father in the film Vengeance is mine(1935).

He made several films based on novels. Some of the writers whose work he used were K.M.Munshi, Sarat Chandra and Ramanlal Vasanthlal Desai. The film Aap ki Marzi (1939) was inspired by the Hollywood film Paradise for Three (1938). He became known for his satirical comedies and “socially relevant films”.His film Grihalaxmi (1934), which starred Jal Merchant and Sabita Devi, had the woman getting into marriage only if her doctor husband agreed not to want children. The success of the film mitigated the enraged public reaction at the time.

He showed his understanding of media publicity required for films when in 1937, Badami resorted to woo audiences by announcing cash prizes of Rs.500, Rs.200 and Rs.100 for the best reviews of his newly released film Kulvadhu (1937). The promotional gambit worked sending audiences to the theatres. According to an interview, most of Badami’s films didn’t survive as the negatives were burnt to extract the silver from the silver nitrate.

After Aap ki Marzi-38, he followed his mentor, Dr. Patel and joined Sudama Pictures, when in 1939, Sagar Movietone merged into National Films. Badami also worked in Famous Cine Laboratories, from 46 to 48.

Apparently, in 1948 Deputy Prime Minister Vallabh Bhai Patel, who was then also in charge of the Information Ministry, on a visit to the Cine Laboratories Bombay, asked Badami to help set up a NewsReel and Documentary section. The Films Division was established in 1948. He became chief producer in the newsreel department and made several documentaries. He worked in the Films Division making documentaries from 1948-1952. After that he stopped making films and returned to Bangalore to retire as “I was a forgotten man in the feature film world”. He became an industrialist by starting a manufacturing business. Later he worked as a Consultant for Kamani Group of Industries also. He died in 2005 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1932: Harishchandra; Galava Rishi; Paduka Pattabhishekham; Shakuntala; 1933: Chandrahasa; 1934: Grihalakshmi; 1935: Dr. Madhurika; Vengeance is Mine; 1936: Jeevan Lata; Grama Kanya; 1937: Kokila; Kulavadhu; 1938: Three Hundred Days and After; 1939: Aap Ki Marzi; Ladies Only; 1940: Chingari; Sajani; 1941: Holiday in Bombay; 1942: Khilona; 1943: Prarthana; 1944: Bhagya Lakshmi; 1945: Ramayani; 1946: Uttara Abhimanyu; 1947: Manmani; 1951: Vinoba Bhave (Doc);1952: Roof over the head

(Ack: Sapnon ke saudagar by Vithal Pandya, Sagar Movietone by Biren Kothari, HFGK, muVyz, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, and my notes)

Film industry is one place where the most unimaginable things happen. Here are some examples – A young man working as a laboratory Technician overnight becomes, albeit reluctantly, an actor and later on a famous Hero in Hindi films (Ashok Kumar), A Choreographer becomes a very famous and successful Director and actor (Guru Dutt), A Clerk in Government Rationing office touches the sky and becomes a heart throb Cinema Hero (Dev Anand), A Bus Conductor is turned into a famous cult Hero of South (Rajnikant), A simple young man goes to meet his actor brother in a studio and is mistaken for his brother and made a hero in 40 Hindi films(D.Billimoria), a clueless scholarly young man standing in a bus queue in Madras is picked up as a hero and works in about 55 hindi films (Ranjan). These are some examples of how, when Lady Luck smiles on a person, his life changes !

Here is one case. The case of the suave, handsome actor MOTILAL who had absolutely no dream of becoming a film hero ! Born in Shimla on 4 December 1910, Motilal Rajwansh came from a distinguished family. His father was a renowned educationist, who died when Motilal was one year old. He was brought up by his uncle who was a well-known civil surgeon in Uttar Pradesh. At first, Moti was sent to an English school at Shimla and later, in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Thereafter, he shifted to Delhi where he continued with school and college.

After leaving college, Motilal came to Bombay to join the Navy, but he fell ill and could not appear for the test. Fate had other choices charted out for him. One day, he went to see a film shoot at Sagar Studios, where director K. P. Ghosh was shooting. Motilal, even then, was quite the man about the town and he caught Ghosh’s eye. Motilal described this event in his inimitable style,in one of his interviews….” The director Ghosh Babu looked towards me and said,” please come here”. I first thought he was calling someone standing behind me. I looked back and moved to one side. Nobody came forward, but Ghosh Babu came to me and pointed his finger at me and said, ” Yes, I am talking to you. Please come here” I went with him .” In 1934 (aged 24), he was offered the hero’s role in Shaher Ka Jadoo -1934 by the Sagar Film Company. Sabita Devi and Motilal’s first movie as a pair in the famous Sagar Movietone, the movie Lure of the City (aka Shaher ka Jadoo) released on 29 th September 1934 at the Imperial Cinema Bombay.

Mehboob Khan was earlier selected for the lead role and was later replaced by Motilal. This was actor Motilal’s debut film and Motilal – Sabita made the best pair in the Sagar Film Company. They acted together in many other movies under the banner of the Sagar like, Silver King -1935, Dr Madhurika -1935, Lagna Bandhan -1936, Jeevan Lata -1939, Kulvadhu -1937, Kokila -1937, Three hundred days and after -1938 and later in Sudhama Films in Ap Ki Marzi -1939 and Minerva’s Prarthana -1944. He worked with Mehboob Khan in Jagirdar -1937 and Hum Tum Aur Woh -1938 under the Sagar Movietone banner, in Taqdeer -1943 for Mehboob Productions, and Kidar Sharma’s Armaan -1942 and Kaliyan -1944. He also acted in S. S. Vasan’s film Paigham -1959 (Gemini Studios), and Raj Kapoor’s Jagte Raho -1956. In 1965, he also acted in the Bhojpuri film Solaho Singar Kare Dulhaniya.

Perhaps the role for which he received the most critical appreciation was that of the gentleman crook in S. S. Vasan’s adaptation of R K Narayan’s book Mr Sampat -1952. He is most remembered for his role as “Chunni Babu” in Bimal Roy’s Devdas -1955, for which he won his first Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. Actor Naseeruddin Shah once described him as one of three all-time best actors of Hindi cinema, others being Balraj Sahni and Yakub.

Motilal was very suave and polished, and moved in high society, though towards the end of his life he was in financial difficulty. Although a thorough gentleman, he enjoyed gambling and races, and died almost penniless on 17th June 1965.

Motilal was an excellent Pilot and owned a small aircraft. He rarely travelled by train and always liked to fly. His family life was happy. His wife was a doctor.

He was in a relationship for several years with the actress Nadira. He was later involved with actress Shobhna Samarth after she separated from her husband, and he played Samarth’s real-life daughter Nutan’s father in Hamari Beti, Shobhana’s launch movie for Nutan. He also played her guardian in Anari, though this time the role had a villainous touch to it.

Motilal and Ashok Kumar were popular stars at the same time. Ashok Kumar was employed by Bombay Talkies and Motilal was employed by Ranjit. It is said that Sardar Chandulal paid Rs. One lakh to Motilal in those days. Motilal was a gambler. Once Chandulal Shah paid his debt of 75000 rupees which Motilal had lost in gambling, just to keep Motilal with Ranjit ! It is surprising that Ashok Kumar never worked with Motilal’s Heroines-Shobhana Samarth or Khursheed and Motilal never worked with Ashok Kumar’s heroines- Devika Rani or Leela Chitnis !

Actor Chandra Mohan treated Motilal as his son. During the last days of Chandra mohan, once Motilal had gone to meet him. Chandra Mohan was drinking from a costly forein Whisky bottle, but he did not offer it to Motilal. Motilal was feeling bad and then Chandra Mohan said, ” I know you must be feeling bad that I am not offering you this Whisky, but trust me it is not whisky- I am drinking Bewada (country liquor) from this bottle and I don’t want my son to drink this dirty stuff ! ”

Motilal was the winner of Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Devdas -1955 and Parakh -1960. He is credited with being among Hindi cinema’s first natural actors.

He also directed the film Chhoti Chhoti Baatein -1965, but died before its release. At the 13th National Film Awards, it won the award for Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film and he posthumously won the Certificate of Merit for the Best Story Writer. ( adapted some information from Vithal Pandya’s book-Asli Nakli Chehere, wiki, Star portraits, nett4you, the book Sagar Movietone, and Shirish Kanekar’s book- Yaadon ki Baaraat, with thanks and my notes.)


Song- Gauven charaa ke Baanke Bihaari apne ghar nahin aate thhe (Aap Ki Marzi)(1939) Singers- Khursheed Bano, Gyan Dutt, Lyricist- P L Santoshi, MD- Gyan Dutt
Both

Lyrics

gauven charaa ke
baanke bihaari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe ae
gauven charaa ke baanke bihari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe
phir jaa ke kahaan kho jaate thhe
phir jaa ke kahaan ko jaate thhe ae

gauven charaa ke baanke bihaari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe ae
gauven charaa ke baanke bihari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe

saath chhodkar gwaal baal sang
kunjon mein chhup jaate thhe
saath chhodkar gwaal baal sang
kunjon mein chhup jaate thhe
phir jaise hi ghar aate thhe
wo thappad maa ka khaate thhe
phir jaise hi ghar aate thhe
wo thappad maa ka khaate thhe

bansi baja ke Raadha ko wo
chupke chupke bulaate thhe
haan
bansi baja ke Raadha ko wo
chupke chupke bulaate thhe

sun bansi ki taan niraali
aji Raadha
aji Raadha
ho matwaali
sun bansi ki taan niraali
aji Raadha
aji Raadha
ho matwaali
donon raas rachaate thhe
kuchh hanste thhe kuchh gaate thhe
donon raas rachaate thhe
kuch hanste thhe kuchh gaate thhe
wo apna jee bahlaate thhe
wo apna jee bahlaate thhe
gauven charaa ke baanke bihaari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe
gauven charaa ke baanke bihaari
apne ghar nahin aate thhe


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Blog Day :

5178 Post No. : 17153

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 97
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This date ten years ago (viz 21 September 2012) saw eight songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6687 Diya jalaa kar aap bujhaaya Badi Maa (1945) 6 songs covered out of 10 by now
6688 Aaj ki raat saaz e dil e purdard na chhed Jugnu(1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6689 Ham dard ka afsaana duniya ko suna denge Dard (1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6690 Ghir ke barsen ye ghataayen to mazaa aa jaaye Do Roti (1957) Movie YIPPEED by now
6691 Isi sheher ki kisi galli mein Mr Romeo(1973) 2 songs out of 7 done
6692 Vrishti pade tapor tupur Paheli (1977) One song out of 6 done
6693 Aisi haseen chaandni pehle kabhi na thhi Dard(1981) Movie YIPPEED by now
6694 Kaise naache Mayuri Naache Mayuri(1986) One song out of 6 done

We can notice that four movies (out of eight) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with four movies that are still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (21 September 2022).

“Paheli”(1977) is one movie that is eligible.

“Paheli”91977) was produced y Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Prashant Nanda for Rajshree Productions Private Limited, Bombay. the movie had Satyajeet and Introducing Nameeta Chandra (debut) in lead roles. Poornima Jayaram (debut), Durga Khote, A.K.Hangal, Dina Pathak, Leela Mishra, Abha Dhulia, Nitin Sethi, Gopal Tak, Albela, Babu Kumar, Kishore, Birbal, Shivraj, Vrijendra Mohan, Pardesi, Hari Shukla, Avinash, Jaidev etc. The movie had new actresses Nina Mahapatra and Anita Singh and new child artiste Master Amitabh in it. The movie also introduced Arun Govil.

The movie had six songs in it. Only one song has been covered in the blog. That one song was covered exactly ten years ago.

Now ten year later, here is the second song from “Paheli”(1977). the song is sung by Hemlata and Chandrani Mukherjee. Ravindra Jain is the lyricist and Music director. The song is picturised as a dance song on Namita Chandra and Poornima Jayaram who enact the roles of Radha and Kaanha respectively in the dance. The audience of their performance include Leela Mishra, Durga Khote, Satyajeet, Pardesi, Master Amitabh etc.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

video link:

Song-Kaanha ki zidd per naachegi Radha (Paheli)(1977) Singers-Hemlata, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kanhaa ki zid par naachegi raadhaa aaa
kanhaa ki zid par naachegi raadhaa
chaahey aaaye na aaye ae naachnaa
naachnaa
aaye na aaye ae naachnaa
murli bajegi jab mohan kee
ho o o o o
murli bajegi jab mohan ki
khud aa jaayegaa naachnaa
naachnaa aa
aa jaayegaa naachnaa

tan kab naachey
tan to paglee
man kaa kahaa kare aey ae
man ko bhee koyi
aur nachaaye jo
chhup kar rahaa karey aey ae ae

o o o o o o
tan kab naachey
tan to paglee
mann kaa kahaa karey ae ae
man ko bhee koyi
aur nachaaye jo
chhup kar rahaa karey aey ae ae

bin ghunghroo
bin taal ke
bin ghunghroo bin taal ke
raadhaa naachthi phirey ae ae
chaahey aaaye na aaye ae naachnaa

kanhaa ki zid par naachegi raadhaa
chaahey aaaye na aaye ae naachnaa
naachnaa
aa jaayegaa naachnaa

saari sakhiyaan aan
moond ke ankhiyaan
sur madhupaan karein aen

murli ke ae sur
banke noopur
pag mein chhand bharen ae ae
saari sakhiyaan aan
moond ke ankhiyaan
sur madhupaan karein aen

murli ke sur
banke noopur
pag mein chhand bharey ae ae
bin seekhey ae
bin gyaan ke ae
bin seekhey bin gyaan ke
woh to naachte marey aey ae
chaahey aaaye na aaye ae naachnaa
naachnaa
aaye na aaye ae naachnaa

murli bajegi jab mohan kee
o o o o
murli bajegi jab mohan ki
khud aa jaayegaa naachnaa
naachnaa aa
aa jaayegaa naachnaa

(Laughing sound)


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Blog Day :

5167 Post No. : 17136

“Poornima”(1965) was produced by Mahipat Ray Shah and directed by Narinder Suri for Roop Kala pictures, Bombay. The movie had Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, Anita Guha, Mahmood, Siddhu, Nazir Hussain, Durga Khote, Parveeen chaudhary, Sadhana Khote, Rajaa Nene, Kanu Roy, Kanchanmala, Kesari, Polson, Honey Irani, Babloo, P.D.Lal ,Polson, Snehmala, Raju, Baby Chand, Rajendra Singh, Johny Whisky, Shivjibhai etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fifth song from “Poornima”(1965) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a stage dance song on Meena Kumari, Anita Guha and others. Towards the end of the picturisation, a stanza from another song of the movie ( gori nain tumhaare kya kehne sung by Mukesh is artficially inserted.

It is one case where the video version, even though longer than the audio version is not authentic. It is the audio version, a Suman Kalyanpur solo song, which is the authentic version of the song. The video version may give the impression that it is a duet, but it is not.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio line(does not contains Mukesh`s Lines)

video link:

Song-Raadha torey Kaanha ne murli bajaayee re (Poornima)(1965) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Sharad Chandra kee poornimaaa..aa aa
ras barsaati raat
kadamb taley kaanhaa khadey aey ae
liye murliyaa aawaaz(?)

aa aaa aaa aaaa aa
aaa aa aaa aaaa
aa aaa aaa aaaa
oo oo ooo ooo ooo ooo

raadhaa torey kaanhaa ne murli bajaayi rey
raadhaa torey kaanhaa ne murli bajaayi rey
sakhi ree kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothi

jin`ke binaa kal tohey nindiyaa na aayee rey
jin`ke binaa kal tohey nindiyaa na aayee rey
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi ree kaahey roothhi
sakhi ree kaahey roothhi

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

maanaa sakhi ree
natkhat hai woh
gokul waalaa gwaalaa…aaa…aaa..aa
gokul waalaa gwaalaa
phir kaahey ko
uske rang ka
kajraa nainon mein daalaa..aaa…aaa
kajraa nainon mein daalaa
tu chhod ye bahaanaa
ab hamse kya chhupaanaa
hai baat teri jhoothhee
hai baat teri jhoothhee
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothi

mohan mere mann ko bhaaye
murli nahin suhaaye

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

tere..ae uske beech khadi hai
ye bansee bairaniyaa..aaa..aa aaaa
ya bansee bairaniyaa
chhod bhee do ye
baans ki poree
Raadhaa ki sautaniyaa aa aa
Raadha kee sautaniyaa
jaao jee zaraa jhatpat
mitaao naa ye khattphat
nahin to preet tooti
nahin to preet tooti
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi

kaanhaa tori raadhaa se kya hai ladaai rey
jaake zara itnaa to poochho Kanhaayi rey
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi
sakhi rey kaahey roothhi

chanchal chanchal chaal tumhaaree
hirnee dhokhaa khaaye aey ae ae
goraa goraa dekh ke mukhdaa
chandaa chhup chhup jaaye ae
baat karey to phool jharey aey ae
muskaaye to rang bharey ae
baat kare to phool jharey aey ae
muskaaye to rang bharey ae
zulm karey ae
gori nain tumhaare aey ae
kyaa kehney


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Blog Day :

5162 Post No. : 17127

“Sautela Bhai”(1962) was directed by Mahesh Kaul for Alok Bharti, Bombay. The movie had Pranati, Guru Dutt, Rajkumar, Bipin Gupta, Kanhaiyalal, SN Bannerjee, Asit Sen, Ratna aka Ratna Bhushan, Bela Bose, Radheyshyam, Sarosh Irani, Honey Irani, Jeevankala, Rani, Surendra, Madan Kumar, Dev Kishen, Laxman Singh, Suresh, Anwari, Samar Chatterjee, Bagla, Mohan Jerry, Shahji, Narmada Shanker, Kesri, Ranibala, Khatana, Dulari, Baby Farida etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the seven songs already covered in the blog.:-

Blog post number song Date of post Singer (s)
1987 Jaa main tose naahin boloon 25 September 2009 Lata
3848 Paisaa hi maalik paisaa hi daataa 5 May 2011 Manna Dey, Anil Biswas
6472 Phoole ban bagiyaa 18 August 2012 Manna Dey, Meena Kapoor
13850 Dekho re logon bhai bhai ka naata dekho 30 December 2017 Manna Dey, Pankaj Mitra, Anil Biswas
15983 Laagi naahin chhoote raam chaahe jiyaa jaaye 20 October 2020 Lata, Meena Kapoor, Anil Biswas
16071 Maiyya maiyya boley baal kanhaiyya 29 November 2020 Meena Kapoor, Pankaj Mitra
17113 O man rey main jag mein aaj paraaya 24 August 2022 Mahendra Kapoor

Here is the eighth and final song from “Sautela Bhai”(1962). This song is a duet song. HFGK is silent about the singers. Several youtubers who have uploaded this song describe the singers as Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar.

On listening to the song, it is clear that the male voice is Manna Dey. How experienced youtube uploaders cannot differentiate between Mahendra Kapoor and Manna Dey beats me. The two singers have little in common as far as their voices are concerned.

It is the female voice that creates doubts. Prakashchandra guesses that the singers are Manna Dey and Suman Kalyanpur. I find that the seven songs that we already have from this movie had Manna Dey’s voice in three songs and Lata Mangeshkar’s voice in two songs. Voices of Meena Kapoor, Pankaj Mitra, Anil Biswas and Mahendra Kapoor were also used in the songs of this movie.

Seeing that Pranati (the heroine) is present in the picturisation and she lip synced in two other songs in the movie in Lata Mangeshkar voice, I guess that the female voice could well be Lata Mangeshkar’s. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the identity of the female voice.

The song is picturised as a Krishn bhajan where the bhajan singers (Radheshyam, Laxmi Chhaya and Pranati) criticise a repentant Yashoda Mata (Dulaari) for abandoning Krishn. This song is a forgotten gem. It is written by Shailendra. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

with this song, all soongs of “Sautela Bhai”(1962) are covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Kaanha jo tera hota apna laal (Sautela Bhai)(1962) Singers-Manna Dey, Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

maa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
maaadhav
bin madhav saara brij soona aa
kya gokul kya jamuna teer
koi yasoda ki peer na samjhe ae
taane deve naar adheer
yasoda tera kitna hiya kathor
bhej diye mathura nand kishor
bhookh aur pyaas se nit bechain
dhoondta hoga tujhe din rain

haaye ree toone kiya hai kabhi vichaar
krishn tera kitna sukumaar

krishn tera kitna sukumaar
krishn tera kitna aa aa aasukumaaar
jasomati maiya aa ri
kaanha jo tera hota apna laal
kaanha jo tera hota apna laal
to rakhti palkan beech sambhaal
to rakhti palkan beech sambhaal
kaanha jo tera hota apna laal

kokh se teri janam na paaya
par tera balak to kahlaaye
kokh se teri janam na paaya
teri door kabhi rishta nahin hamse
phir bhi hamse raha na jaaye

phir bhi hamse raha na jaaye
kanhaiya bin haal bhaya behaal
kanhaiya bin haal bhaya behaal
kaanha jo tera hota apna laal
kaanha jo tera hota apna laal

tu jo kahti mat jaa lalna
taal na deta wo teri baat
tu jo kahti mat ja lalna

are hum na bilakhte tere kunwar bin a
aur na tadapta wo bin maa
aur na tadapta wo bin ma
haaye ri toone tanik na kiya khayaal
haaye ri toone tanik na kiya khayaal
kaanha jo tera hota apna laal
kaanha jo tera hota apna laal
to rakhti palkan beech sambhaal
to rakhti palkan beech sambhaal
kaanha jo tera hota apna laal


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5096 Post No. : 17027

“Maha Pooja”(1954) was directed by Shaanti Kumar for Amar jyot Pictures, bombay. The movie had Naina,Ratnamala, Amirbai Karnataki, Shashi Kapoor senior(not the famous one), Anant Marathe, Prem Prakash, Bikram Kapoor, Kusum Thakur, Sabita Chatterjee etc. Prem Adib and Murad were guest artists in the movie.

“Maha Pooja”(1954) had nine songs in it. four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Maha Pooja”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Amirbai Karnataki. Ramesh Gupta is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

Only the audio of this song, a Krishn bhajan is available. Seeing that Amirbai Karnataki acted in the film, it is clear that the song was picturised on herself.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Hey Ghanshyam suno meri arzi (Maha Pooja)(1954) Singer-Amirbai Karnataki, Lyrics-Ramesh Gupta, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics(provided by Prakashchandra)

hey Ghanshyaam suno o o meri arji eee
mere Ghanshyaam suno..o meri arji
path raakho na raakho
tumhaari marji..ee ee
hey Ghanshyaam suno meri arji..eee
mere Ghanshyaam suno meri arji

tumne laakhon paapi taarey
tumne laakhon paapi taarey
tumne laakhon patit uddhaarey
tumne laakhon patit uddhaarey
lo ab hamri khabar bhi..ee ee
hey Ghanshyaam suno meri arji ee ee
mere Ghanshyaam suno meri arji

tum ho deen dayaalu swaami
tum ho Prabhu jee antaryaami eee
antaryaami
tum viraat ho o
vighna vidhaataa
hum path ke kankar jee..eee…eee
hey Ghanshyaam suno meri arji ee ee
mere Ghanshyaam suno meri arji

sathya ki mann mein
jyot jagaao…ooo
sathya ki man mein jyot jagaao
jyot jagaaoo..ooo
bhooley pathik ko..oo raah dikhaao oo
raah dikhaao
sharan chhod tumhri kit jaayein
bolo hey Natwar jee eee ee
hey Ghanshyaam suno meri arji…ee
mere Ghanshyaam suno meri arji
hey Ghanshyaam suno meri arji..ee
hey Ghanshyaam suno meri arji
haan meri arzi
ho meri arzi
suno meri arzi


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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4943 Post No. : 16801

Today’s song is from the film Maharathi Karna-1944.

Karna is an interesting and a great character from Mahabharat. What most people know about Karna is that he was a ” Daan shoor ” or a great Donor. It is said that no one, who went to him to ask for anything, returned without getting it. There are many stories eulogizing his quality. But karna was much more than just this. He was a great Warrior. Though he was the king of Anga Desh (today’s Bihar/Bengal), he knew that he was indebted to the Kauravas for this honour.

Karna was aware that he was helping those who were in the wrong, but he was helpless in this case. He always felt that a lot of injustice was done to him by Destiny. He knew that he was the illegitimate child born to an unmarried Kunti. This made him the Eldest ” Pandava”, but he was denied his rights due to his birth – a matter which he had no control on! Embittered, he joined the opposition – the Kauravas, who gave him all the honours- only because he was a great Warrior and on their side.

Because of this, Karna had to keep quiet when a helpless Draupadi was being disrobed by his friend Duryodhan, before all the people. Not for anything else, but for this crime, he was killed when he became helpless due to breakage of his Chariot in the midst of the war, in spite of his cry that this was against the war rules- Adharm ! Lord Shrikrishna ensured that he got his punishment.

Those who have read Mahabharat, can you tell whyLord Shri Krishna had entered the Great War but did not fight himself ? Very few persons will know that Shri Krishna entered the great war not to ensure the victory of Pandavas. He had his own agenda. He wanted to ensure that some warriors got their punishment for their sins.

Duryodhana was killed because he disrobed a helpless woman, Jayadrath was killed because he was responsible for the death of Abhiumanyu in the Chakravyuh, Bhishma was kept on arrow-bed to see his kin getting killed before his eyes, for keeping quiet when Draupadi was disrobed, Dhritrashtra had to bear all his 100 sons killed because he never stopped them from doing sins. Not only Kauravas, but even Arjun, Yudhishthir, Balram etc got punished in other ways during the great war.

Film ” Maharathi Karna ” was also made in 1928 in the Silent era. The role of Karna was done by Balasaheb Yadav in that film. The film was directed by Damle and Fattelal, for Basburao Painter’s Maharashtra Film company. Bhalji Pendharkar was the assistant Director. This story of Karna fascinated him so much that at the first opportunity he remade this film, under his own Banner.

Besides the story, there was one more reason to make this film. When the silent film was being made in 1928, Bhalji first met Leela Chandragiri, his consort of many years. Ofcourse she was in her teens then, Later she got married and had children too before they came together again at a later time. In this film in 1944, Leela had an important role. One more actor – Indurao T Nimbalkar had acted in the Silent film of 1928. He was called again to do the same role in the 1944 film too.

Bhalji Perndharkar had initial training in Baburao Painter’s Maharashtra Film Company and later in Shantaram’s Prabhat Film company. So his basics were well founded. Shri BHALJI PENDHARKAR ( 03 May 1897 – 26 November 1994 ), was Film Director, Writer, Producer & Actor, of Marathi and Hindi films. Bhal ji Pendharkar (Bhalchandra Gopal Pendharkar) was the son of Dr.Gopal Pendharkar, the Royal Physician of Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur state and his partner Radhabai. Dr. Gopal was already married to another lady. This couple gave birth to Bhalji and Baburao Pendharkar. Their mother Radhabai left Dr. Gopal Pendharkar and married Damodar Karnataki. They had two sons- Master Vinayak (father of Baby Nanda), famous actor, director, producer and a studio owner and his brother Vasudev- who became a Cameraman. Kamalabai, the younger sister of Radhabai married Rajaram Vankudre and they had 2 sons- V.Shantaram, famous actor, director,producer and a studio owner and his brother V. Awadhoot- equally famous Cinematographer.

Prabhat Film company shifted to Poona, but actress Leela Chandragiri chose to stay back in Kolhapur and decided to work with Bhalji Pendharkar. They became attracted to each other and got married. Leela had a son (Jaysingh) and a daughter(Madhavi- who married Marathi author Ranjit Desai. She also wrote one book.) already, but Bhalji adopted both children and gave them father’s love. Even Bhalji had one son from his first marriage-Prabhakar. Later, when they built their own studio, it was given the name Jayprabha. It combined his two sons’ names, JAYsingh and PRABHAkar.

During the riots in 1948, arising after Gandhi’s death, their Jayprabha studio was burnt, because Bhalji was a Brahmin. However, within few years he built it again. After Bhalji’s death the studio was purchased by Lata Mangeshkar.

Bhalji started his career in the era of silent films. He was associated with Prabhat Film Company’s earliest talkies, and also worked with other studios in hometown of Kolhapur. Later he acquired his own studio in the form of Jayprabha Studio and became a film producer and director. He also wrote lyrics for some film songs in Marathi. His more famous films are: Netaji Palkar, Thoratanchi Kamala, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Mohityanchi Manjula, Maratha Tituka Melvava, Sadhi Manse, Tambdi Maati. Hindi: Maharathi Karna, Valmiki, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Ganimi Kawa. He directed 9 Hindi films from 1932 to 1952.

A few years before his death, Bhalji was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the Indian Government in 1991.

Bhalji had two wives. One of whom, Leela Chandragiri, acted and sang in Hindi and Marathi films in 1930s and 40s, under the name Miss Leela. Bhalji’s son Prabhakar Pendharkar (1933 – 2010) was associated with making of Do Aankhen Barah Haath in 1950s, wrote the book रारंगढांग, and was author-director of noteworthy documentaries. Bhalji’s daughter Madhavi (? – 2013) author of ‘Naach Ga Ghuma’, was wife of renowned Marathi author Ranjeet Desai.

The cast of film Maharathi Karna-1944 was Prithviraj, Durga Khote, Leela, Nimbalkar, Shahu Modak, K N Singh, Swarnalata, Vasantrao pehelwan etc etc. Let us know more about this Nimbalkar. I.T.Nimbalkar aka Indurao T. Nimbalkar ( he was always credited as only ‘ Nimbalkar ‘ in all films) was born on 6-12-1893, in Kolhapur state. This was the time Kolhapur was slowly developing as Kalapur (hub of arts) and the seeds of film making were being planted there. Baburao Painter, one of the original film makers had started his ” Maharashtra Film Company” on 1-12 1917.

Baburao, Damle, Fattelal etc were taught painting By Anandrao painter, who was an extraordinary painter of those times. All these people, along with V Shantaram, Keshavrao Dhaiber and few more also joined Baburao painter’s Maharashtra Film company. True that, film making had started even earlier in Maharashtra, but Baburao painter is credited with making films a form of art and spreading it on a larger canvas of India.

Indurao Nimbalkar grew up in this atmosphere in Kolhapur. He passed his Matriculation exam and also did a diploma in Printing. Nimbalkar was six feet tall and had a good physique. He was expert in riding, swimming and wrestling. He did 1000 sit-ups every day. Shahu Maharaj, the king of Kolhapur encouraged all arts as well as development of lower castes. Arya Samaj had a ‘ Gurukul’ in Kolhapur. Impressed with Nimbalkar’s education and body, Shahu ji appointed him as Editor of the weekly ‘ Arya’ and secretary of Gurukul.

One day Baburao Painter, along with assistant V Shantaram visited his press and offered Nimbalkar a role in his proposed film Sairandhri. Shahu Maharaj also permitted and encouraged him ,so Nimbalkar joined the film line. He was already famous due to his fiery editorials and now people came to see his shootings too. However, due to money shortage, the film did not complete. ( It was later made in 1919, but with different cast. V Shantaram made coloured Sairandhri in 1933 with Nimbalkar again).

Nimbalkar acted in many silent films like Baji Deshpande, Khazanchi (directed by Moti gidwani- England returned), Lanka, Kismet (directed by Baburao Patel) etc etc. After the closure of Maharashtra F. Co., Nimbalkar was invited by V Shantaram to do Vishvamitra’s role in its first Talkie film ” Ayodhya ka Raja” -1932, in Hindi and Marathi. After this, he did Jalti Nishani-32, Sairandhri-33, Maya Machhindra-32, Sinhagadh-23 etc.

After this, Nimbalkar went to Calcutta on invitation and worked in films made by Radha Films, Laxmi Studios, Devdatta films and New Theatres. From 1934 to 1938, he acted in 12 Hindi films. He was provided a Bungalow, car with driver, servants etc. His son studied in local school there. Returning to Bombay he worked as an assistant director to Keshavrao Dhaiber for film ‘Nandkumar’-38, made by his Jayashree Films. Next 2 years he shuttled between Calcutta and Bombay. He did King Dashrath’s role in Prakash films’ Bharat Milap-42 and Ramrajya-43 in this period.

He was invited by V Shantaram for acting in his first film under banner of Rajkamal- Shakuntala-43. Nimbalkar did the role of Kanva Muni in it. He later also acted in Jeevan yatra-46, Subah ka tara-54, Parchhain-52, Teen batti char rasta-53, Toofan aur Diya-56, Z Z Payal baje-55. Earlier he did Aapki sewa mein-47, Prarthana-44,Nal Damayanti-45, Seedha Rasta-41, Gokul-46, Apna Ghar-42, Maharathi karna-44, Seeta Swayamvar-48. He worked in Pyasa-57, Mera Naam Joker-70, Amar Prem-60 etc etc. From 1928 to 1970 he acted in over 250 films.

His wife Sushila was also educated and looked after his home and children. She never visited any sets in her life time. Nimbalkar died on 17-1-1973 at Kolhapur. (Thanks to an article in book Chandraat-चांदरात by Babu Moshoi, in addition to my notes, HFGK, muVyz, CRTWF, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema and Film India magazines).

There were only 6 songs in the film, composed by K.Datta aka Datta Korgaonkar. Today’s song is the 2nd song to feature here.


Song- Jaago Krishna muraari giridhaari(Maharathi Karna)(1944) Singers- Rajkumari ,unknown male voice, Lyricist- Pt. Shiv Kumar, MD- Datta Korgaonkar

Lyrics

Jaago o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
Jaago o o o o
o o o o
o o o o

jaago Krishn muraari
giridhaari
saanwariyaa
girdhaari
ee ee ee ee
ee ee ee ee
jaago krishn muraari
giridhaari
saanwariya
giridhaari
ee ee ee
ee ee ee
nar naari pashu panchhi jaage
nar naari pashu panchhi jaage
laage ?? dwaar
bachuwa bachhia tumhen pukaare
jaago hey nandlal
bachuwa bachhia tumhen pukaare
jaago hey nandlal
ab jaago
ab jaago kunjbihaari
giridhaari
saanwariya
giridhaari
ee ee ee
ee ee ee

ujhak jharokhe sooraj aaye
ujhak jharokhe sooraj aaye
kirnon ke naina lalchaaye
ae ae ae
ae ae ae
ae ae ae
bin darshan phulwa murjhaaye
ae
ae ae ae
bin darshan phulwa murjhaaye
darshan do banwaari
ab jaago
ab jaago kunjbihaari
girdhaari
saanwariyaa
girdhaari
ee ee ee
ee ee ee

main go ras duh kar laayi hoon
main go ras duh kar laayi hoon
prem bhaav bhar kar laayi hoon
prem bhaav bhar kar laayi hoon
naath jagaane ko aayi hoon
oon oon oon oon
naath jagaane ko aayi hoon
bhor huyi sukhkaari
ab jaago
ab jaago krishn muraari
giridhaari
saanwariyaa
giridhaari
ee ee ee
ee ee ee


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4911 Post No. : 16728

Today 28th December’2021 is the fifty-third remembrance anniversary of music director Husnlal (born 1918 as per Wikipedia – death 28th December’1968) of the famous music duo of the golden age of Hindi Film Music – Husnlal Bhagatram.

On this occasion here is a song from the ‘1950’ movie ‘Apni Chhaaya’. This movie had ten songs – two songs were composed by Music Director Hanuman Prasad. And the rest eight songs were composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

‘Apni Chhaya-1950’ was directed by P.L. Santoshi for ‘Chitralaya Limited, Bombay’.

It had Sulochana Chatterjee, Balwant Singh, Radhakishan, Mumtaz Ali, Sajjan, Tiwari, Ramsingh, Dulari, Mona, Neelam, Satyarani, Jawahar Kaul, Baba Raja, Narbada Shankar, Karadkar, Niranjan, Madan Singh, Kukku and others.

The list of the ten songs this movie had is as given below (as mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950).
All the ten songs in this movie were written by P.L. Santoshi.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Music Director Posted On
01 O saathh saal ka dulha, dekho ji G.M. Durrani, chorus Husnlal-Bhagatram
02 Ae ji bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale Lata, Chitalkar Husnlal-Bhagatram 12.10.2020
03 Ae ji zindagi hai roshan* Khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak Shamshad Begam, Mohd Rafi Hanuman Prasad 09.07.2020
04 Tu bole na bole, nigaah teri bole Meena Kapoor Husnlal-Bhagatram
05 Duniya* ke dukh hare hain Lalita Dewoolkar Husnlal-Bhagatram
06 Kaale kaale baadal chhaaye piya Shamshad Begam, Mukesh Hanuman Prasad 04.02.2014
07 Jawaani ne ishaara kiya Meena Kapoor Husnlal-Bhagatram 15.12.2013
08 Jab yaad tumhaari aayi re Husnlal-Bhagatram
09 Andhiyaare ghar mein jyot jali Lata Husnlal-Bhagatram 24.10.2016
10 Ho mere piyaa, ho mere piyaa Husnlal-Bhagatram

* Today’s song is the song five mentioned above. Though HFGK and link titles mention this track as ‘dukhiyaa ke dukh hare hain’ , I think this needs to be corrected as ‘duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne’.

(Also, the song number three is mentioned in HFGK as ‘ae ji zindagi hai roshan’ but these words do not appear in the song ‘khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak’. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw light on this song please.)

Let us now listen to the today’s song and pay our tributes to music director Husnlal on his remembrance anniversary today. Today’s song is sung by Lalita Dewoolkar, and lyrics are by P.L. Santoshi.

As mentioned above music for the today’s song is composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne

Audio

Song-Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne (Apni Chhaaya)(1950) Singer-Lalita Dewoolkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Hey giridhaari
Hey banwaari
Hey giridhaari
Hey banwaari
Natnaagar nandlaal
Aa aa aa
Natnaagar nandlaal

Maat pitaa tum
Bandhu sakhaa tum
Maat pitaa tum
Bandhu sakhaa tum
Tum hi sab kuchh swaami
Hamre dukh koyi kya jaane
Hamre dukh koyi kya jaane
Jaano antaryaami ee
Jaano antaryaami
Charan kamal mein
Tumhre hamne
Charan kamal mein
Tumhre hamne
Jeewan phool diya hai daal
Jeewan phool diya hai daal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal

Tum anaath ke naath prabhu ho
Tum anaath ke naath prabhu ho
Sab ke sangi saathi ee
Sab ke sangi saathi
Tumhri jyot mein hamne milaa di
Apni jeewan baati ee
Apni jeewan baati
Raakho laaj hamaari tum hi
Hey jag ke rakhwaal
Hey jag ke rakhwaal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हे गिरधारी
हे बनवारी
हे गिरधारी
हे बनवारी
नटनागर नन्दलाल
आ आ आ
नटनागर नन्दलाल
मात पिता तुम
बंधू सखा तुम
मात पिता तुम
बंधू सखा तुम
तुम ही सब कुछ स्वामी
हमरे दुःख कोई क्या जाने
हमरे दुःख कोई क्या जाने
जानो अन्तर्यामी ई
जानो अन्तर्यामी
चरन कमल में
तुमरे हमने
चरन कमल में
तुमरे हमने
जीवन फूल दिया है डाल
जीवन फूल दिया है डाल
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल

तुम अनाथ के नाथ प्रभु हो
तुम अनाथ के नाथ प्रभु हो
सब के संगी साथी ई
सब के संगी साथी
ठुमरी ज्योत में हमने मिला दी
अपनी जीवन बाती ई
अपनी जीवन बाती ई
राखो लाज हमारी तुम ही
हे जग के रखवाले
हे जग के रखवाले
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4877 Post No. : 16672

Songs from Artiste Name Films….Second Season….No.1
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It was the most unexpected and hearty welcome to my very first post on this Blog on 1-10-2012. I was happy, elated and enthusiastic. I began writing posts after posts. In those days, like me there were some other contributors too, like Sudhir ji, Nahm ji, Sadanand ji etc.After 4-5- posts, I thought why not start a Theme Series of posts and I began my first Theme Series” Less known singers’ on 6-10-2012. The readers’ response was tremendous. After 10 songs, I started my second series ” Songs by Non- Singers’ 0n 28-11-2012.

This continued for about 3 years and during this period I did 26 different Theme Series of ,usually 10 songs. But in some cases I did more songs. For example in “Vintage Kishore” I did 21 songs. Thus in these 26 series, I covered 287 songs from as many films, from 30’s to 60’s. Those days readers used to shower comments. Readers were from all over, like UK,USA, Europe, West Indies, Fiji Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hongkong, Dubai etc and of course from all over India. These days, however, the comments have diminished.

There were series with novel ideas, but my favourite was ” Songs from films on Artiste Names “, which ran from 18-9-2014 to 18-10-2014-covering just 10 songs and 10 films. The series was very popular, as it contained information on that actress, even if she did not act in that film. The names were- Madhubala, Nargis, Veena, Usha Kiran, Renuka, Madhuri, Hansa, Zubeida, Kamala and Asha.

I have decided to restart my series of “Songs from Artiste Name Films” in its Second Season. Last time only actresses were covered. This time there will be a mix of actors and actresses. As usual, I will try to cover some less known or forgotten artistes. The posts are mainly for information on the artistes.

Today’s first film is GEETA-1940. In 1940, the first film to stress and emphasize the bad effects of crime and gambling, through a crime story mixed with social theme was made. This was Circo Productions’ film ‘Geeta’. It was the first ever film, which used the formula “Crime does not pay”. It was the first film in which one actor had done a double role of father and son. It was the first film, in which there was a tussle between a criminal brother and a brother who was on the side of the law. This was also the first film in which the mother testifies in the court against her criminal son, to punish him. This was the first film, in which Durga Khote started acting Mother’s role, bringing her career as a heroine to a close.

This was the beginning of a New Era, but the unsuspecting film industry did not recognise it. In the subsequent years and decades, the principle of “Crime does not pay” was used in several films – like ‘Kismet’ (1943) and ‘Sangram’ (1950). Even the remakes of ‘Geeta’ were made in the 1950s and the 1970s. The theme was used in a number of films.

Until the 40s, double roles in films were rare and still a novelty. Actually, the first double role in a Talkie film was in ‘Aawara Shehzada’ (1933). This film was based on the popular Mark Twain novel of 1881 – The Prince and the Pauper. Surprisingly, the first film on this novel was made in India. Hollywood followed much later with Warner Brothers’ film of the same name in 1937. Instead of a double role of one actor , they used two actors who were twins- Billy and Bobby Mauch for the two roles. In Hindi ‘Awara Shehzada’, the double role was done by Shahu Modak and the film was directed by Master Vithal, India’s first hero of the talkie films. Later, ‘Raja Aur Rank’ (1968), featuring Mahesh Kumar was made based on this story.

In the film ‘Geeta’, Chandramohan was the hero and had done the father and son double role. This was a bilingual film in Hindi and Marathi, and in both versions, Chandramohan was the Hero. Earlier, V Shantaram had given a break to Chandramohan in his film ‘Amrit Manthan’ (1934), which also was a bilingual film in Hindi and Marathi. Chandramohan being a Kashmiri and not knowing Marathi, in the Marathi version, his role of Rajguru was done by Keshavrao Datey.

However. soon Chandramohan picked up fluent Marathi and acted in the bilingual films of Hindi and Marathi like, ‘Jwaala’ (1938), ‘Geeta’ (1940) and ‘Apna Ghar’ (1942). He became the first Hindi actor to do roles in Marathi films.

The one line story of the film is “If father is a criminal and influences his son, he too becomes criminal”. In other words ‘parvarish’ or bringing up is important. Chandramohan’s brother’s role in the film was done by Trilok Kapoor. Trilok Kapoor became favourite ‘Mahadev’ of India after his film ‘Har Har Mahadev’ (1950) became a hit all over the country. His role in ‘Geeta’ was that of a sincere and law abiding Public Prosecutor, who in the final scene asks for the death sentence for his criminal brother! Shades of this in ‘Deewar’ (1975) – the mother too joins the good brother, becoming a witness against the criminal son.

Durga Khote had done the roles of wife and mother in this film. This was the end of her career as a heroine and the start of her character roles, ending her 8 years of being a heroine. Vatsala Kumthekar played the role of a Kothewali (which she actually was, before joining films). She was Sundari – the prostitute friend of young Mohan. Her younger sister – Lata’s role was done by Ashalata (Mehrunnisa Moosa Bhagat in reality). In real life, she was the wife of the composer Anil Biswas in this period.

The real sister of Vatsala Kumthekar was also in this film, but she played a different role in the film. She might be about 12 year old at that time. She was Baby Suman. She was also a good singer, being from a singers’ family. She has sung a few songs in this film. In the absence of information about songs in HFGK, we do not know which song was sung by whom. From the information I secured, she had sung at least 2 songs in the film. One was a solo (today’s song) and one was a duet with Harish. This Baby Suman was very beautiful.

In a way, the film ‘Geeta’ was a landmark film, because it opened up a new genre of crime films mixed with social themes. This was soon followed by the film ‘Kismet’ (1943) and later by film ‘Sangram’ (1950). Minoo Katrak was a famous sound recordist in later years of the 60s and 70s. At this time he was a writer and had written the story for this film. Screenplay and direction was by Parshwanath Altekar. Film ‘Geeta’ was remade as ‘Ustad’ in 1957 and again as ‘Karmayogi’ in 1978. In ‘Ustad’ (1957), Ashok Kumar did the father-son double role and in ‘Karmayogi’ (1978), Raajkumar did it. I saw the film ‘Geeta’ in 1960, when it came to a Hyderabad Theatre for a morning show. Even then it ran for 20 days, everyday at 11 am.

As I have said in today’s post we will know more about actress Geeta Bali. She was not acting in this film, but the film bore her name.

In the last so many years- till 1980 – I must have seen hundreds of Films- Hindi, Marathi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. In the Hindi films, I can not forget 3 actresses, who were Bubbly, playful, with innocent looks and with Natural acting talent. They were Meena Shorey, Nalini Jaywant and Geeta Bali. I enjoyed every film of these actresses, which I saw. It is difficult to forget the role and acting of Meena Shorey in film ” Ek thi Ladki-49″, or Nalini Jaywant in film ” Hum sab chor hain-56″, or Geeta Bali in film ” Aji Bas Shukriya-58″. These were all my favourite actresses. It is very unfortunate that they all met their deaths in very tragic circumstances.

Geeta Bali’s dancing eyes and her animated, expressive face which mirrored her soul were her most outstanding features. Yet life was snatched away from this vibrant personality at an achingly young age of 35.It is some consolation that Geeta crammed a lot into her short life: 80 odd films in a ten-year career. She married struggling actor-turned-megastar Shammi Kapoor and mothered two children: a son and a daughter. Today, she is remembered as a wonderfully natural actress and a fabulous human being.She was quite close to her sisters and brother. Her childhood pet name was KEETA.

True, Geeta’s reputation as an actress rests more on her performances than her roles. Natural, spontaneous and gifted with a spot-on sense of comic timing, she never really found a vehicle worthy of her talent. Largely a shade better than the movies she starred in, she frittered away her talents in B-grade films. Probably the fact that she was born into a family that had to struggle for sheer survival and the fact that she reached the top through sheer grit had Geeta stress on quantity rather than quality. Film lore has it that when mentor [filmmaker] Kidar Sharma first met Geeta, she was living with her family in somebody’s bathroom!

Geeta Bali (real name Harkirtan kaur) was born in Amritsar on 30-11-1930, in a Sikh family, known for its religious and Scholarly traditions. Her father was a Sikh Missionary Preacher and travelled not only all over India, but also to Burma, Ceylon and Malaya. Due to frequent change of place, Geeta’s education was not consistent and it ended after 6th standard. When the family was in Kashmir, she joined the dancing and music classes. Keeta (her family nickname) did dance performances on stage in her schools.

When she was about 9-10 year old, she gave a public performance of her Dance in Lucknow. The puritans in their society objected, made a hue and cry and the pendal was burnt, to stop her show. Such experiences made her very bold in life. While at Lahore, Geeta directly entered the A.I.R. office to get a music contract. She got it also. She used to participate in Children’s programmes.

Through her Dance Director in A.I.R., she got into a documentary ” Cobbler” made by Shorey pictures. Impressed, she got a dance performance in film ” Badnami”-46 as well as Kahan Gaye-46 and Pancholi’s Patjhad-47, before moving to Mumbai. Impressed by her off-screen vivacity, Sharma cast Geeta in his Suhaag Raat (1948). Audiences related to her instantly and watched wide-eyed as she nonchalantly tossed her unconscious hero, Bharat Bhushan over her shoulder in a scene.
Soon, Geeta was inundated with contracts (that’s what they called film offers then). She accepted most. She won raves even in supporting roles like in the 1949 Suraiya starrer Badi Behan and the Madhubala starrer Dulari. In 1951, she became a major star with Guru Dutt’s first hit, Baazi (she went on to do three other films under his direction). Geeta played a gangster’s moll with a golden heart to Kalpana Kartik’s conventional heroine. But Geeta played her role with such gay abandon that hero Dev Anand divulges, “People came repeatedly to theatres to see Geeta’s spirited dancing to Tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana de.

Next she worked with Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain-50, Bhagwan’s Albela-51 and Navketan’s Baazi-51. Now there was no looking back. Geeta Bali went on to act in 80 films in her short career of just 14 years. She even sang a few lines in a song from the film Rangeen Raaten-56, with Shamshad Begum and Uma Devi. She worked with Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand math-52 and his sons Raj kapoor in Bawre nain and in many films with Shammi kapoor. With Dev Anand she did Baazi, Faraar, Milap, Jaal, Zalzala, Ferry and Pocket Maar. She worked opposite Ashok Kumar, Motilal, Balraj Sahani, Prem Adib, Jairaj, Rehman, Bharat Bhushan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Kamal Kapoor, Karan Dewan, Shekhar, Sajjan, Amarnath, Jaswant and Suresh.

Some of her notable films were, Girls’ School-49, Dulari-49, Badi bahen-49, Nishana-550,Bawre Nain-50, Baazi-51, Albela-51, Zalzala-52, Raag Rang-52, Anand Math-52, Jhamela-53, Baaz-53, Daaku ki Ladki-54, Vachan-55, Miss Coca Cola-55, Jawab-55, Faraar-55, Bara Dari-55, Albeli-55, Pocket Maar-56, inspector-56, Coffee House-57, Mujrim-58, Jailor-58, Aji Bas Shukriya-58, Mr. India-61 etc etc.
Geeta proved she could do tragedy (Sharma’s Raj Kapoor starrer Bawre Nain) or and play the lighthearted heroine to comedian Bhagwan in the super successful Albela. Albela’s swinging C Ramchandra composed songs like Shola jo bhadke and Sham dhale mere khidki tale made front-benchers dance with the stars and even fling coins on screen. Pug-nosed Geeta was no conventional beauty, but that transparent face and that smile constantly flirting on her lips made sure you couldn’t tear your eyes away from her.

Watch Geeta Bali in the Guru Dutt-directed Jaal (1952). Dev Anand, a cigarette-smoking smuggler on the run from the police, tries to entice morally upstanding heroine Geeta into his web. Geeta evocatively communicates her struggle against, and her eventual surrender to, handsome Dev’s seduction call Yeh raat, yeh chandni phir kahan Famously down-to-earth despite her star status, Geeta was the antithesis of the coy 1950s’ heroine. She often drove herself to her premieres in an open jeep. Those who knew her claim she was a Samaritan who touched the lives of whoever she met. She is said to have personally groomed Mala Sinha, then a newcomer.

To date, so many years after her death, her secretary Surinder Kapoor’s (Boney Kapoor’s father) productions begin with a shraddhanjali to Geeta Bali.

Shammi Kapoor entered her life when they worked in the quaintly named Miss Coca Cola and Coffee House together. On an impulse, Geeta played a small role of a man in Sharma’s Shammi Kapoor starrer Rangeen Raatein. On the film’s Ranikhet outdoor, Shammi and Geeta fell in love. Kapoor was a year younger to her and was not yet a star, but the twosome were hell bent on marrying each other. Geeta had worked with Shammi’s eldest brother, Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain, and with his father, Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand Math, Shammi was unsure about their reaction to this match. But on August 23, 1955, with producer-director Hari Walia and friend Johnny Walker as witness, the couple were married at the Banganga Temple at 4 am.

Geeta continued to work after marriage in a few films like Sohrab Modi’s Jailor (1958), where she won raves as a blind girl. With Shammi Kapoor turning into a huge star and the birth of her two children Aditya (nicknamed Mickey) and Kanchan, she eased her workload.

The desire to do that one fulfilling role she would be remembered for prompted Geeta to attempt the production of a classic for herself. She started Rano, based on Rajinder Singh Bedi’s famous novel, Ek Chadar Maili Si, based on a widow’s remarriage to her brother-in-law. Upcoming star Dharmendra played her hero.

Geeta, had not been vaccinated for smallpox, despite the fact her father too had died of Smallpox. She had ignored repeated warnings in the childhood. She contracted the dreaded disease while shooting the film. The best care was rushed to her, but her fever apparently reached 107 degrees. Her doctor saw a picture by his patient’s bedside and asked who the pretty lady was. The disease had so wracked Geeta’s frail frame that he didn’t recognise her as the same person!

Geeta Bali passed away on January 21, 1965, leaving behind eight-year-old Aditya and three-year-old Kanchan in the care of a devastated Shammi Kapoor.

Ironically, she was cremated in Banganga, not far from where she was married. ( adapted from Rediffmail.com, books Star Portraits by Harish Booch and Stars of the Indian Screen by Baburao Patel, India Today, Yaadon ki Baaraat by Shirish Kanekar and my notes – with thanks.)

Songs of the film Geeta-1940 are not available anywhere and are difficult to find. On my request our friend shri Deepak Choudhari ji provided me with this song. My hanks to his generosity. Our own Sadanand ji helped me by uploading it, my thanks to him too. The song is sung by Baby Suman, Harish and chorus.


Song-Saanwra murliwaala Yashoda ne paala Gwaala (Geeta)(1940) Singers- Baby Suman, Unknown female voice, Harish, Lyricist- S K Kalla, MD- D P Korgaonkar (K Datta)

Lyrics

Saanwra murliwaala
haan Saanwra murliwaala
Yashoda ne paala Gwaala aa aa aa
Saanwra murliwaala

chunmun chunmun aangan ghooma
nand ?? tan man ??
chunmun chunmun aangan ghooma
nand ?? tan man ??
gopin ne sundar mukh chooma
ichhaa roop banaao ??
gwaala aa aa
aa aa aa aa
Saanwra murliwaala

maakhan ?? dil ko churaaya
maakhan ?? dil ko churaaya
paapi ?? cheer hara
paapi ?? cheer hara
tan man ki sudh har lee usne
yuva bhaya nandlala aa aa
yuva bhaya nandlala aa aa
Saanwra murliwaala
Yashoda ne paala gwaala aa aa
Saanwra murliwaala

Kans ko maara
Mahabharat bhi
Kans ko maara
Mahabharat bhi
karm sikhaaya Geeta kahi
karm sikhaaya Geeta kahi
?? hain dev hamaare
?? hain dev hamaare
?? hain dev hamaare
bol hain unke aalaa aa aa
bol hain unke aalaa aa aa
Saanwra murliwaala
Yashoda ne paala gwaala aa aa
Saanwra murliwaala


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Blog Day :

4792 Post No. : 16552

Hullo Atuldom

Today’s song is from the 1982 release “Raaste Pyaar Ke”. It was directed and produced by V B Rajendra Prasad; essentially meaning it was a South Indian production house. It was a remake of a Telugu hit of the ’70s. It had music by Laxmi-Pyare and songs were written by Anand Bakshi. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Anuradha Paudwal, SP Balasubramanyam, Kishore Kumar were the singers used.

The movie had six songs of which the folllowing two are on the blog:

Song Date of posting
Ye waqt na kho jaaye 4 June 2012
Tedhe medhe oonche neeche lambe laambe raaste pyaar ke 10 October 2020

The cast had Shabana Azmi-Rekha-Jeetendra as the main protagonists and Utpal Dutt, Shaukat Kaifi (mother of Shyama- Shabana Azmi), Parikshit Sahni, Ashalata (bhaiyya and bhabhi to Mohan- Jeetendra), Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Nadira (uncle and aunt of Mohan and Sohan). Then we had Om Puri (playing a good friend to Gauri- Rekha), Yunus Parvez, Mazhar Khan, Baby Khusboo (niece to Mohan) also in the movie. The post by Nahmji gives a general idea about the film’s story.

The festival season has begun with the arrival of the months of Aashaada, Shraavan and Bhadrapada. We had Raksha Bandhan, Nariyal Purnima and a few other festivals last weekend. This week it is Gokulashtami/ Krishnashtami/ Janmashtami; call it by any name but we are celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna who is said to have been born on the night of Ashtami (eighth day) after the full moon.

Lord Krishna was born when his parents were held captive by his uncle in Mathura. But at the particular hour, when the Lord was born, the guards, miraculously, were fast asleep. This gave time to Vasudev (the lord’s father) time to transport the new-born across the river Yamuna to Gokul to foster parents Nanda and Yashoda. It was raining heavily that night. He is said to have been transported in a wicker basket with the multiheaded serpent- Vasuki shielding the baby from the rain. So the next day after Janmashtami can be described as Gokulashtami. There are many legends of the lord which are related with great relish by generations of devotees. Stories about how he loved to play pranks on the Gopikas of Brindavan and played Raas-Leela with them, ate freshly churned butter with relish, his friendship with Sudama etc. and many more were bed-time stories that grandparents told their grandkids.

Coming back to the celebrations associated with the festival, different regions of the country celebrate it differently. Even the prasad (offerings to the lord) differs region to region. But the offerings will definitely have preparations of Poha (beaten rice), butter and curds. It is said that these three are most loved by the lord. Then there are devotees who keep whole night vigil praying and singing bhajans and distribute prasad around midnight. They bathe and decorate their idols of the lord, dress him up and put the Balgopal in tiny cradles and pull the cradles with ropes of flower garland.

Today’s multi-singer (Asha- Usha- Kishore) song has Mohan playing a KRISHNA with Shyama, Gauri and their friends; there are ropes of flower garland, flute, mor-mukkut etc. That is the reason for me presenting this song today where the words are for lord Krishna and sung for Mohan the bachpan ka friend (childhood friend) of Shyama and Gauri.

Audio – Part I (Happy version)

Video – Part I (Happy version)

Audio – Part II (Sad version)

Video – Part II (Sad version)

Song-Gokul ki galiyon ka gwaalaa (Raaste Pyaar Ke)(1982) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Asha Bhonsle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

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Part I (Happy version)

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gokul ki galiyon ka gwaala aaa
natkhat bada nand lala aaa
gore se ho gaya kaala
gokul ki galiyon ka gwaala aa
natkhat bada nand laala aa
gore se ho gaya kaala

kaale ne sab ko ang lagaake
kaale rang mein rang dala aa aa

gokul ki galiyon ka gwala aaa
natkhat bada nand lala aa
gore se ho gaya kala

lo chandan ka tika lagaa do o o
lo chandan ka tika lagaa do
mohan ko manmohan bana..aa..do
mor mukut iss ko pehna do
haathon mein murli pakda do
murli bana loon
munh se lagaa loon
aa tohe o brij ba..aa..ala aa

gokul ki galiyon ka gwala
natkhat bada nand lala
gore se ho gaya kala

jamna kinaare apna thhikaana
jamna kinaare apna thhikaana
paniya bharan tu pangat pe aana
ghunghat mein phir yeh

ooi
mukhdha chhupaana
ooi
chhedega tujhko saara zamaana
dhamkee deta hai
bilkul
deta hai dhamkee
todke matki
maakhan churaane waala aa
gokul ki galiyon ka gwaala aa
natkhat bada nand laala aa
gore se ho gaya kaala

pakda gaya chhaliya sab dekhe ae ae
bhaagega kaise ye ab dekhen
ho pakda gaya chhaliya sab dekhen
bhaagega kaise ye ab dekhen
mera dhang mera sab dekhen
aaj tamasha sab dekhen
kisi jatan se
nahin kisi ke
haath mein aane wa..aa..la aa

gokol ki galiyon ka gwala
natkhat bada nand laala
gore se ho gaya kaala

hey kaale ne sab ko ang lagaake
kaale rang mein rang daala aa

gokol ki galiyon ka gwaala aa
natkhat bada nand laala aa
gore se ho gaya kaala

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Part II (Sad version)

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kisi ne prem ka amrit chakha
kisi ne vish ka pyaala
gokul ki galiyon ka gwaala aa
natkhat bada nandlala
gore se ho gaya kala
gore se ho gaya kala
gokul ki galiyon ka gwaala aa
natkhat bada nand lala aa
gore se ho gaya kaala

teri nainon mein hai bhakti
kewal prem mein hai yeh shakti
teri nainon mein hai bhakti
kewal prem mein hai yeh shakti
woh teri maala ka moti
woh teri dipak ki jyoti
woh teri maala ka moti
woh teri dipak ki jyoti
raadha dhul piya charnan ki
rukmini gale ki mala
gokul ki galiyon ka gwaala aa
natkhat bada nand lala aa
gore se ho gaya kaala

rukmini bas mehalo ki raani
rukmini bas mehalo ki raani
raadha krishan ki prem kahaani
mere paas hai sirf kahaani
tere paas hai sach deewaani
mere paas hai sirf kahaani
tere paas hai sach deewaani
sab ko geet sunaaye tumase
preet kare matwaara
gokul ki galiyon ka gwaala aa
natkhat bada nand laala aa
gore se ho gaya kaala

main usaki haqdar nahi
main usaki haqdar nahi
main puja hoon pyaar nahi
haar hi jeet se sundar hai
puja preet se sundar hai
raadha krishn ki hai jodi
isame shanka hai thodi
radha krishn ki hai jodi
isame shanka hai thodi
woh tera bhagwaan hai
yeh tera balidaan hai
woh tera hai, woh tera hai
woh tera hai


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Blog Day :

4734 Post No. : 16455

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.29
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This day 10 years ago, viz 4 july 2011 was a monday. That day saw the blog adding as many as seven songs to its tally. Here are the details of the seven songs that were covered on this day seven years ago:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
4123 Raadhe Raani de daaro na bansari mori re Pooran Bhagat(1933) 6 songs covered so far out of 20
4124 Itne door hain huzoor Pyaar Ki Jeet(1948) All 8 songs covered. Movie YIPPEED
4125 Bewafa duniya ki hamne bewafaayi dekh li Grihasthhi(1948) 6 songs covered so far out of 8
4126 Wo to baans Bareilly se aayaa Dahej(1950) All 10 songs covered. Movie YIPPEED
4127 Dil par huaa aisaa jaadoo Mr and Mrs 55(1955) All 8 songs covered. Movie YIPPEED
4128 Maanjhi meri qismat ke Ham Hindustani(1960) 6 songs covered out of 9
4129 Koyi nahin hai phir bhi hai mujhko Patthar Ke sanam(1967) All 7 songs covered. Movie YIPPEED

One can see that four movies ho songs got covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. So only three movies, whose songs got covered that day are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today, ten year later.

“Ham Hindustani”(1960) is one of those movies. “Ham Hidustani”(1960) was produced by S Mukherjee and directed by Ram Mukherjee for Filmalay, Bombay. This patriotic movie, seeking to inspire Indians to make India great again through deeds and not by rhetoric, had Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Joy Mukherjee,Helen , Jageerdaar, Agha, Leela, Chitnis, Mubarak, Vijaya Chaudhary, Malika, Sheela Rao, Mirza Musharraf, Rav Avtaar, Moni, Chatterjee, Hari Shivdasani, Yogendra, Bob, B K Mukherjee, Sarita, Saibi, Sitaram, < Baby Nasreen, Caeser, Shyam Chatterjee etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it that were penned by five lyricists.

Six songs have been covered so far.

As Blog ten year challenge, here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

This movie has some well knon songs in it, but the song under discussion is not among them. I heard this song from the first time only today ! What a fantastic semi classical song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. This song should be considered among her masterclass songs. Sadly this song has been forgotten.

The song is picturised as a Lord Krishn related stage dance song, as one can guess from the lyrics. A very young Asha Parekh plays Radha and lip syncs this song. Malika (sister of Mumtaz) plays Lord Krishn. Sheela Rao is also seen in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

video link:

audio link:

Song-Chhedo na mohey kaanhaa jaa (Hum Hindustani)(1960) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

chhedo na mohey kaanhaa
jaa aa aa
jaa jaa
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa jaa aa aa
binti karat main to
haar gayee rey ae ae
binnti karat main to
haar gayee rey ae
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa jaa aa aa
jaa jaa
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa jaa aa aa

hatt natkhat
panghat na gher
ghoonghat na chhed
jhat jaaney do dheethh
mohey bhayee rey der
nirakhat samaaj
tohey aaye na laaj
tu hai dagaabaaj
dagaabaaj
dhakk dhakk dhakk dhakk dhak dhadkey jiyaa
tharr tharr tharr tharr tharr kaanpey jiyaa
morey pathh se piyaa
hatt jaa hatt jaa hatt jaa

sooni dagariyaa hai bijuriyaa chamkey
soonee dagariyaa hai bijuriyaa chamkey
chhed karo na mori
jhanjhar jhamkey ae
chhed karo na mori
jhanjhar jhamkey
gokul ke chor na sataa aa aa aa aa aa
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa jaa aa
jaa jaa
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa jaa aa aaa

gori gori gori gori kanwal kishori
chanchal chakori
ek gaaon ki chhori
main hoon naval naveli
albeli naar
samjhaaye sakhi
tohey baar baar
main chhuyee muyee
chhuyee muyee
karoon kaun jatan
chootey hi haath
kumhalaaye badan
mera tann muraari
mat chhoo mat chhoo mat chhoo

dekh kanhaiyyaa moree chunariyaa sarkey
dekh kanhaiyyaa mori chunariyaa sarkey ae
haayye kalaiyyaa mein chhooriyaan karke
haayye kalaiyyaa mein chhooriyaan karke
brij ke kishore naa sataa aaa aa aaa aa aaa
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa jaa aa
jaa jaa
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa jaa aa aa jaa aa aa aaa
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa
chhedo na mohey kaanhaa
chhedo na mohey kanhaa jaa aa


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

17102

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1329
Total Number of movies covered=4609

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