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Blog Day :

5161 Post No. : 17126

Hullo Atuldom

‘Prem Rog’ (1982) was a film produced by Raj Kapoor’s RK Film’s and directed by Raj Kapoor himself. It had Rishi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor from the Kapoor clan heading the cast with Padmini Kolhapure, Nanda, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raza Murad, Leela Mishra, Sushma Seth, Bindu, Om Prakash, Kiran Vairale featuring in prominent roles/characters. Vijendra Ghatge, Rajendranath, Tanuja, Asha Sachdev, Monty Nath, Dulari and Dina Pathak featured in either special or guest appearances.

The story was based on the issue of widow remarriage which I am sure is never a dated topic. There is a very poignant dialogue which Shammi Kapoor (as Bade Raja Thakur) says towards the end of the film which meant that “we (The Thakurs) lay down rules for the public to follow and move on in life but in reality we are ourselves bound by age-old customs.” (The original dialogue, as written by Jainendra Jain is “हम लोग दोहरी ज़िंदगी जीते हैं, दूसरों के लिए और, अपने लिए कुछ और। ये सब दिखावा है। मगर हमारे यहाँ विधवा की दूसरी शादी नहीं हुआ करती।”).  The story was written by Smt. Kamna Chandra. Pandit Narendra Sharma and Santosh Anand were the lyricists and Laxmikant Pyarelal were the music directors. Sudha Malhotra, Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar and Anwar were the playback singers used.

An interesting titbit on the film is that it was the first time that Shammi Kapoor acted in a RK Film, almost 30 years after Raj Kapoor established the banner. Although they had appeared together in ‘Char Dil Char Rahen’ in 1959 and also appeared in a guest appearance in a song of Manmohan Desai’s 1981 release ‘Naseeb’. Raj Kapoor had cast Shashi Kapoor in his ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (SSS) (1978) and a few of the earlier films of RK Banner.

‘SSS’ had Padmini Kolhapure play the childhood of Zeenat Aman and ‘Prem Rog’ (after four years since “SSS”) saw Padmini play one of her first adult roles. (Nasir Hussain’s ‘Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai’ also had Padmini play an adult role and that released before ‘Prem Rog’) Padmini went on to win the Filmfare award for Best Actress in that year.

We have four songs from film on the blog. Today we are revisiting the film on the occasion of Rishi Kapoor’s birth anniversary- he would have turned 70. He had some different types of roles post 2000 with films like ‘Raju Chacha’, ‘Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meethi’, ‘Agneepath’ etc and he tasted a different success. The highlight of this period of his career was his on-screen reunion with Amitabh Bachchan in “102 Not Out” when both played old-aged father-son duo.

He was nominated in the Best Supporting actor and Best Actor in a Comic role for playing a 90-year-old grandfather whose heart-attack is instrumental in bringing his dysfunctional family together for a ‘final family photo’ which will be captioned “Kapoor & Sons, since 1921” (that was also the title of the movie). Chintu a.k.a Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare for this role. Other than this he was an National Award winner for ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970), Filmfare award winner for ‘Bobby’ (1973).

With today’s song we shall also wish (belatedly) Pyarelal Sharma of the Laxmi-Pyare duo on turning a year younger on 3rd September. He has given us so many lovely, melodious moments since the early 60s in the company of Laxmikant Kudalkar after having started as assistants to the big-names of Bollywood music. In all 174 songs composed by the duo appeared in the Finals of Binaca Geetmala. The stats page of the blog says they have composed 2900 songs, in about 635 films, of which the blog has 942 i.e. we are not even halfway in covering the songs composed by Laxmi-Pyare. The first film of the duo came in 1963 and the last film on which they worked together was in 1998. Pyarelal has been seen on Television in recent times as special judge on many musical shows. Wishing him good health.

Here is the song in the voice of Suresh Wadkar that comes at the start of the movie. It shows Rishi Kapoor dressed simply in a shirt devoid of the blazers, jerseys and mufflers that he was famous for. The song is written by Santosh Anand.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Main hoon prem rogi meri dawa to karaao (Prem Rog)(1982) Singer-Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Santosh Anand, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Female chorus
Male chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics
(Based on Audio Clip)

ho o o

are kuchh nahin een
kuchh nahin een
are kuchh nahin een
kuch nahin een
phir kuchh nahin hai bhaata
jab rog ye lag jaata
main hoon prem rogi
haan main hoon prem rogi meri dawa to karaao
main hoon prem rogi meri dawa to karaao
jaao jaao jaao kisi vaid ko bulaao
main hoon prem rogi
phir kuchh nahin hai bhaata
jab rog ye lag jaata
main hoon prem rogi meri dawa to karaao
main hoon prem rogi

kuchh samjha aur kuchh samajh na paaya
kuchh samjha aur kuchh samajh na paaya
dil waale ka dil bhar aaya
aur kabhi socha jaayega
kya kuchh khoya
kya kuchh paaya
ja tan laage vo tan jaane
ja tan laage vo tan jaane
aisi hai is rog ki maaya
meri is halaat ko
haan meri is haalat ko najar na lagaao
meri is haalat ko nazar na lagaao
o jaao jaao kisi vaid ko bulaao
main hoon prem rogi

ho o
ho o o

ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho ho

aa aa aa aa aa
(ho ho ho)
aa aa aa aa aa
(ho ho ho)
aa aa aa aa aa
(ho ho ho ho ho ho)
aa aa aa aa aa

 

ho o o
ho o o
ho o o
ho o o
soch raha hoon jag kya hota
soch raha hoon jag kya hota
ismein agar ye pyaar na hota
mausam ka ehsaas na hota
gul gulshan gulzaar na hota
hone ko kuchh bhi hota par
hone ko kuchh bhi hota par
ye sundar sansaar na hota
mere in khayaalon mein
mere in khayaalon mein tum bhi doob jaao
mere in khayalon mein tum bhi doob jaao
jaao jaao jaao kisi vaid ko bulaao
main hoon prem rogi

yaaro hai wo kismat waala
prem rog jise lag jaata hai
sukh-dukh ka usey hosh nahin hai
apni lau main ram jaata hai
har pal khud hi khud hansta hai
har pal khud hi khud rota hai
ye rog laa-ilaaj sahi
phir bhi kuchh karaao
o jaao jaao jaao
are jaao jaao jaao
mere vaid ko bulaao
mera ilaaj karaao
aur nahin koi toh mere yaar ko bulaao
o jaao jaao jaao mere dildaar ko bulaao
o jaao jaao jaao mere yaar ko bulaao
main hu prem rogi

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हो ओ ओ

अरे कुछ नहीं
कुछ नहीं
अरे कुछ नहीं
कुछ नहीं
फिर कुछ नहीं है भाता
जब रोग ये लग जाता
मैं हूँ प्रेम रोगी
हाँ’ मैं हूँ प्रेम रोगी मेरी दवा तो कराओ
जाओ जाओ जाओ किसी वैद को बुलाओ
मैं हूँ प्रेम रोगी
फिर कुछ नहीं है भाता
जब रोग ये लग जाता
मैं हूँ प्रेम रोगी मेरी दवा तो कराओ
मैं हूँ प्रेम रोगी

कुछ समझा और कुछ समझ ना पाया
कुछ समझा और कुछ समझ ना पाया
दिल वाले का दिल भर आया
और कभी सोचा जाएगा
क्या कुछ खोया
क्या कुछ पाया
जा तन लागे वो तन जाने
जा तन लागे वो तन जाने
ऐसी है इस रोग की माया
मेरी इस हालत को
हाँ मेरी इस हालत को को नज़र ना लगाओ
मेरी इस हालत को को नज़र ना लगाओ
ओ जाओ जाओ जाओ किसी वैद को बुलाओ
मैं हूँ प्रेम रोगी

हो ओ
हो ओ ओ

हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो हो हो हो
आ आ आ आ आ
(हो हो हो)
आ आ आ आ आ
(हो हो हो)
आ आ आ आ आ
(हो हो हो हो हो हो)
आ आ आ आ आ

हो ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
सोच रहा हूँ जग क्या होता
सोच रहा हूँ जग क्या होता
इस में अगर ये प्यार न होता
मौसम का एहसास ना होता
गुल गुलशन गुलज़ार ना होता
होने को कुछ भी होता पर
होने को कुछ भी होता पर
ये सुंदर संसार ना होता
मेरे इन ख़यालों में
मेरे इन ख़यालों में तुम भी डूब जाओ
मेरे इन ख़यालों में तुम भी डूब जाओ
जाओ जाओ जाओ किसी वैद को बुलाओ
मैं हूँ प्रेम रोगी

यारो है वो किस्मत वाला
प्रेम रोग जिसे लग जाता है
सुख दुख का उसे होश नहीं है
अपनी लौ में राम जाता है
हर पल खुद ही खुद हँसता है
हर पल खुद ही खुद रोता है
ये रोग ला-इलाज सही
फिर भी कुछ कराओ
ओ जाओ जाओ जाओ
अरे जाओ जाओ जाओ
मेरे वैद को बुलाओ
मेरा इलाज कराओ
और नहीं कोई तो मेरे यार को बुलाओ
ओ जाओ जाओ जाओ मेरे दिलदार को बुलाओ
ओ जाओ जाओ जाओ मेरे यार को बुलाओ
मैं हूँ प्रेम रोगी’

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ


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 :

5102 Post No. : 17036

Today’s song is from the film ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ (1952).

During our childhood, when we were in school, we were fond of different stories. Our school books contained interesting stories of kings, explorers and great souls. In those days most children used to read outside school books. Some kids were lucky whose grandparents told them stories from mythology and history. This not only gave entertainment but also helped build up good values of life. Some children liked mythology stories, some liked historical and yet some others liked adventure stories. The joint family culture helped develop the right kind of mindset and value addition.

I was a keen reader and I used to read whatever came to my hands – be it a book, magazine or even a newspaper. However, my choice was stories of adventure. Up to 10-15 years of age I read stories of Aladdin, Alibaba, Sindbad, Hatimtai, Navnath stories, Vedic stories, Ramayan-Mahabharat stories, historical stories and such stuff. After that age, I switched over to reading detective and mystery stories by Edgar Wallace, Earl Stanley Gardner, Agatha Christie, Arthur Connan Doyle, Berkeley Grey, Rodrik Graham, Ellery Queen, Brett Haliday, Peter Cheney, Sax Rhomer etc. I know all these names will be Greek and Latin to today’s generation. Those days were different. Today’s scenario is different. there is neither comparison nor criticism. Times change, the world changes. That was good for us, today’s generation likes something else. It is OK.

My point is some stories in this world are evergreen. For them there is no generation barrier, no age difference, no time change. They are immortal, in a sense. Stories from Arabian Nights, Sherlock Holmes, Ramayan – Mahabharat, Greek stories like Helen of Troy etc are ‘all time favorites’. These stories have provided entertainment to several generations. Over the long years, maybe the stories have changed to some extent too. Nevertheless, their entertainment value has remained constant.

Aladdin, Sindbad, Alibaba etc. are stories from The Arabian Nights. The history and story of Arabian Nights is interesting. Stories of Arabian Nights or 1001 Nights are so interesting that for many generations they have been a source of entertainment. Alibaba, Aladdin and Sindbad are the evergreen stories. Arabian Night stories evolved through a story which took place in Persia. King Shahriyar became a woman hater after he found that his wife was unfaithful to him. He not only killed her, but he started marrying a new girl every day, and on the second day of marriage the wife would be killed to avoid unfaithfulness.

The legend says that Scheherazade, the beautiful young daughter of the Vizier, decided to marry the king Shahriyar, against wishes of her family. On the first night of marriage, she started telling him a story which she left unfinished. Curious to know the story’s end, the king postponed her killing. On every night Scheherazade employed the same technique – finish the story from the previous day, from within that story, start a new story, and then keep that one unfinished that night. Thus she continued 1001 stories on 1001 nights. Finally the king changed his opinion and pardoned his wife.

These stories included historical stories, love tales, tragedies, comedies, poems, eroticas, stories of jinn, ghosts and apes, sorcerers, magicians etc. Places like Basra, Istanbul, Baghdad etc. were frequently mentioned in these stories. A lot of films have been made on different popular characters of Arabian Nights. Here is a short history of films made, it may not be complete but surely is an indicator of how the Indian film industry took advantage of the ready made interesting stories. These stories were liked by not only children, but also millions of adults – like me, for example.

A cursory look at the Film Title Index-1913 to 2012 by Hamraz ji tells us that the most popular stories are on Aladdin, 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 (2 films); Aladdin 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, Aladdin and Laila. Similarly son and daughter were gifted to Alibaba and Sinbad and films made on them. The funniest title was ‘Sindbad, Alibaba and Aladdin’ (1965) ! On a quick check of HFGK entries for the 1940s 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.

The frame story of Sindbad is – In the reign of Haroon Al Rasheed, a poor porter (coolie) feels tired and sits on a bench in the garden of a rich person. There he complains to God why there are rich persons who do nothing and poor persons who toil all day. The rich person hears this and calls the porter inside his house. After providing him food etc. they start conversation and learn that names of both are same – SINDBAD. The rich Sindbad tells him how he became so rich and describes his 7 sea voyages one by one. Thus starts each voyage story in detail and in first person. Surprisingly, Sindbad’s is the only story about a sailor’s voyages in the entire 1001 stories of The Arabian Nights !

Today’s song is from one of my favorite films – ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ aka ‘Sindbad Jahaazi’ (1952). The English people always called him SINBAD, but in India he is the popular SINDBAD. The film was produced by Balwant Bhatt and directed by his younger brother Nanabhai Bhatt – an action film veteran. The cast included Naseem – who entered the films in the 1930s with a bang and titled as having a ”pari chehra” due to her beauty. She was on the last part of her career. (After the entry of Madhubala, the crown of Beauty went to her and she was called “The Venus”). Ranjan was the hero. There was Pran and Nirupa Roy – who along with Pran played the role of a Villain in this film. And to imagine that she was already famous for her roles in mythological and religious films ! But then Nirupa Roy had done some action and stunt films too, fighting and winning over big goons ! The rest of the cast consisted of regulars for such types of films.

The Music Director was again my favorite – Chitragupt, the genuine melody maker of Hindi films. This wonderful duet is sung by Rafi and Shamshad, as only they could sing such lovely song. Enjoy this melodious duet. . .


Song- Zindagi sanwar gayee mastiyon se bhar gayee (Sindbad the Sailor)(1952) Singers- Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyricist- Shyam Hindi, MD- Chitragupta
Shamshad Begam + Rafi

Lyrics

zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi
zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

baat nayi aa gayi
ho o o o o o
baat nayi aa gayi husn ke guroor mein
sar jhuka diya hai jo ishq ke huzoor mein
baat nayi aa gayi husn ke guroor mein
sar jhuka diya hai jo ishq ke huzoor mein
jaaneman wo aapki berukhi kidhar gayi

jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

kaun hoon khabar nahin
ho o o o o o
kaun hoon khabar nahin
hosh kho chuki hoon main
bhool kar jahaan ko
teri ho chuki hoon main
kaun hoon khabar nahin
hosh kho chuki hoon main
bhool kar jahaan ko
teri ho chuki hoon main
ek din ki dillagi
kya se kya hai kar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

dil ko aaj kya hua
ho o o o o o
dil ko aaj kya hua
haath mein na aaye hain

dhadkanon ki taar par saaz saaz gaaye hai
dil ko aaj kya hua
haath mein na aaye hain

dhadkanon ki taar par saaz saaz gaye hai
kya kahu tumhe sanam dil pe kya gujar gayi
jab se pyar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi
zindagi sanvar gayi mastiyo se bhar gayi
jab se pyar ki nazar dil me hai utar gayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई
ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

बात नई आ गई
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
बात नई आ गई
हुस्न के गुरूर में
सर झुका दिया है जो
इश्क़ के हुज़ूर में
बात नई आ गई
हुस्न के गुरूर में
सर झुका दिया है जो
इश्क़ के हुज़ूर में
जानेमन वो आपकी
बेरुखी किधर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
होश खो चुकी हूँ मैं
भूल कर जहान् को
तेरी हो चुकी हूँ मैं
कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
होश खो चुकी हूँ मैं
भूल कर जहान् को
तेरी हो चुकी हूँ मैं
एक दिन की दिल्लगी
क्या से क्या है कर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर ग

दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हाथ में ना आए है
धड़कनों के तार पर
साज़ साज़ गाये है
दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हाथ में ना आए है
धड़कनों के तार पर
साज़ साज़ गाये है
क्या कहूँ तुम्हें सनम
दिल पे क्या गुज़र गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई
ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई


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.

The Blog completes 5100 days today.

Blog Day :

5100 Post No. : 17033

Today’s song is from an obscure film – ‘Vishwamitra’ (1952). I am sure that 99.9% readers must not have even heard of this film ever. Then why did I select a song from this film to discuss? There is a strong reason for it. When I first saw this film’s name in HFGK a few days ago, I noticed the name of the director and the music director and honestly, I was thrilled ! The director was Kala Maharshi Baburao Painter, one of the pioneers of Indian films- both silent as well as talkie. He was also the mentor of many film luminaries who shone later in their lives. All of them had learnt the ABCD of film making at the feet of Baburao Painter. Great directors like V Shantaram and Master Vinayak were the prominent learners under him.Any industry, to develop into a profitable one, requires hard work by the pioneers. This applies totally to the Hindi Film Industry in India. The original initiators of the film industry were not any rich people, but the industry took the seeds from ordinary, middle class people.They had no riches, but their zeal, dedication, ambition and desire to achieve goals overtook their poverty and they toiled and moiled to raise the required finance for their projects. We all know about  the great Dadasaheb Phalke, who staked everything he owned to achieve his goals and became a name to remember forever. In this endeavor, he was not alone. There was one more person from Kolhapur, who took Phalke’s dream much ahead from silent to talkie films. His name is taken today with awe and respect by film historians. He was Baburao Painter.Kala Maharshi Baburao Painter (real name Baburao Krishnarao Mestri) was born on 3rd June 1890 at Kolhapur. The success of Dadasaheb Phalke in making films in India inspired Baburao and his cousin brother Anandrao immensely. They too wanted to make films, but it was not possible in Kolhapur. Phalke had gone to England to learn film making and had brought machinery from England. This was beyond the reach of these poor young men.

Anandrao found that a second hand projector was for sale in Null Bazar in Bombay. Crazily, he decided to change the projector into a film camera, by making some structural changes. They sold the family’s gold ornaments and bought the projector. To start with and to get further finance they used it to show films in theaters. They even showed some Hollywood films here. After several attempts, Anandrao was successful in converting the projector into a film camera. Baburao was also with him in this. Unfortunately, Anandrao died suddenly giving a setback to the project.

Baburao now needed finance to go ahead. Luckily a famous classical singer of those days, Tanibai Kagalkar – wife of Bapusaheb Kagalkar and the sister of Vinayakrao Ghorpade (who was the father of child actress and singer Vasanti), invested Rs. 15,000 – an astronomical figure for those times. Baburao established Maharashtra Film Company in Kolhapur and started preparations for making his film ‘Sairandhri’, released in 1919. The cast of this film included 2 women, Gulab Bai aka Kamla Devi and Anusuya Bai aka Susheela Devi. These women were promptly thrown out of their homes and society. They remained with the company and even cooked and washed clothes of artistes, besides acting in the films other times. Gulab Bai aka Kamla Devi later posed for the symbol of Prabhat Film company- playing the tootari with bent body. She married Fattelal, one of the directors of Prabhat Films.

‘Sairandhri’ was a tremendous success. Enthused Baburao Painter made another 15 films. Lokmanya Tilak was so impressed with Baburao’s dedication, he awarded him the title of ‘Cinema Kesari’. Baburao Pendharkar was the General Manager of the company, mainly because he could speak fluent English with customers. Others were V Shantaram, Dhaiber, Damle and Fattelal as his assistants in different departments. Sarpotdar, NH Apte and Vashikar were the scriptwriters and Prof NS Phadke, the novelist, wrote film titles. In the 1920 second half, there was a big fire in the company and all films were burnt.

Baburao Painter started afresh in 1921. He made many mythological and historical films. Baburao was the first to make a social film, ‘Savkari Pash’ on the issue of exploitation of  poor farmers by money lenders in the villages. In 1928, a foreign trained film director was appointed from Bombay – Moti B Gidwani, on a fat salary. (He was later to direct the film ‘Khazanchi’ (1941) in Lahore). This caused unrest in the company and resulted in Shantaram, Dhaiber, Damle and Fattelal leaving the company. They established Prabhat Film Company. In 1930, Baburao also left the Maharashtra Film company. When talkie films started he made 7 talkie films, including 2 Hindi films – ‘Pratibha’ (1937) and ‘Matwala Shaayar Ramjoshi’ (1947) along with Shantaram. He then left films and concentrated on his painting and sculpture. In the year 1952, he was forced by his old friend BG Pawar to come to Bombay and direct his film ‘Vishwamitra’. However, most of the  shooting was done in Kolhapur itself. Baburao Painter died on 16-1-1954 at Kolhapur.

Baburao’s contribution to Indian film industry-

  1. He was the first to use colored screens and clothes for realistic effect.
  2. Indoor filming with artificial lighting.
  3. Fade out and fade in techniques
  4. Outdoor shootings; Debaki Bose, in his visit to the studio, was amazed to see Baburao’s working techniques.
  5. Making sketches of scenes and costumes before shooting.
  6. Advertising posters. Film booklets with film story and pictures.

All assistants of Baburao Painter became big people. He was simply a God sent gift to the Hindi film industry.

[Author’s Note: Thanks for the information culled from ‘The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema’ by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, ‘Marathi Cinema in Retrospect’ by Sanjit Narwekar and my own notes.]

Another surprising name was that of the Music Director- B Laxman aka Laxman Berlekar. When the talkie films started, it created tremendous curiosity among not only the audience but also those who loved acting, singing and composing music. Even the great names in these fields had a desire to act, to sing or to compose music for the films. Actors who were legends on the stage dramas like Master Nissar or Bal Gandharva, professional singers like Manik Varma, musicians like Pt Ravi Shankar, and poets like Kazi Nazrul Islam (now the national poet of Bangladesh) did their bits in few films. Most of these professionals contributed in just one or two films and then disappeared from the film line.

Some of the ‘one/two films’ music composers are Imam Baksh – ‘Mr and Mrs Bombay’ (1936), Shankar Rao Khatu – ‘Village Girl’ (1936), Master Ratnakant – ‘Rangbhoomi’ (1935), Pt Hansraj – ‘Mastana Mashooq’ (1936), Harish Bharadwaj – ‘Ahinsa Path’ (1949), Dattaram Gadekar – ‘Vikram Shashikala’ (1949), Chetumal – ‘Bombay’ (1949), Madhukar Golwalkar – ‘Main Abla Nahin Hoon’ (1950), Prafulla Chaudhari – ‘Swayamsidha’ (1949), Madhukar Acharya – ‘Kinaara’ (1949), Kazi Nazrul Islam – ‘Chauranghee’ (1942) etc.

B Laxman was also one such one film wonder in Hindi, though he had been a well known name in Marathi films and stage dramas. Berlekar was born in 1920 at Kolhapur. He loved music from his childhood. He first learnt playing harmonium and then studied in Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Famous singer Wamanrao Padhye was his teacher.

In those days Ganesh Melas were popular in Maharashtra. Berlekar and Sudhir Phadke acted and sang in mela dramas. Both worked in Shrikrishna Sangeet Mela of Kolhapur. Laxman was very handsome and had a good personality. He acted as a child Prahlad in Hindi film ‘Bhakta Prahlad’ (1934) made by Saraswati Cinetone of Poona. Berlekar sang Hindi ghazals very well he gave music to 7 Marathi films and 1 Kannada film. ‘Vishwamitra’ was the only Hindi film he did. He used different pseudo-names like B Laxman, Dinkar Laxman and LB Sarang (saarang was his favourite Raag).

[Author’s Note: Thanks to ‘मराठी चित्रपट संगीतकार कोष’ for this information.]

Film ‘Vishwamitra’ was made by producer Baswant Pawar under the banner of his own Baswant Films, Bombay. It was directed by Baburao Painter and music was by B Laxman. All the 6 songs and the film story was written by Manohar Khanna (father of MD Usha Khanna). The cast was DK Sapru, Sheela Nayak, Vivek, Madhav Kale, Apte and many others. Today’s song is the second song of this film here.

Song- Tohe Nainon Ki Madira Pilaaungi (Vishwamitra) (1952) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyricist – Manohar Khanna, MD- B Laxman

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo
gori bainyon mein
gori bainyon mein jhuoola jhulaanwungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
rut aa gayi
rut aa gayi phir albeli
main kaise rahungi akeli
rut aa gayi
rut aa gayi phir albeli
main kaise rahungi akeli
tohe hirday mein
tohe hirday mein apne bithaanwungi
tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
mere hirday mein
mere hirday mein naache umnagen
jaise saagar ki
jaise saagar ki chanchal tarangen
tohe nainon ki
tohe nainon ki bhaasha saikhaawungi
tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
aa ja aa ja
aa ja mere mann ke baasi
aa ja aa ja
aa ja mere mann ke baasi
mann vyaakul hain ankhiyaan hain pyaasi
aa ja aa ja
kaise jeevan ki
kaise jeevan ki beena bajaawungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo
gori bainyon mein
gori bainyon mein jhuoola jhulaanwungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो
गोरी बईय्यों में
गोरी बईय्यों में झूला झुलावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
रुत आ गई
रुत आ गई फिर अलबेली
मैं कैसे रहूँगी अकेली
रुत आ गई
रुत आ गई फिर अलबेली
मैं कैसे रहूँगी अकेली
तोहे हिरदे में अपने बिठावूंगी
तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
मेरे हिरदे में
मेरे हिरदे में नाचें उमंगें
जैसे सागर की
जैसे सागर की चंचल तरंगें
तोहे नैनों की
तोहे नैनों की भाषा सिखावूंगी
तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
आजा आजा
आजा आजा मेरे मन के बासी
आजा आजा
आजा आजा मेरे मन के बासी
मन व्याकुल है अखियाँ हैं प्यासी
आजा आजा
कैसे जीवन की
कैसे जीवन की बीना बजावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो
गोरी बईय्यों में
गोरी बईय्यों में झूला झुलावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो


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.

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4608

Hullo Atuldom

‘Cape Fear’ (1962) was a noir psychological thriller that had Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Polly Bergen in the cast and was directed by J Lee Thompson. The movie was based on the 1957 novel ‘The Executioners’ by John D. Macdonald. The movie was the story of an attorney whose family is stalked by a criminal he had helped to send to jail.

‘Mangal Dada (1986) was directed by Ramesh Gupta, had Sunil Dutt, Reena Roy, Amjad Khan, Sarika, Satyendra Kapoor, Achala Sachdev, Farida Jalal, Bhagwan Dada, Birbal etc in its cast. Though it released in 1986 it was launched in 1975. It had music by Kalyanji Anandji and songs were written by Shaily Shailendra, Gauhar Kanpuri, and Indeevar. Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mageshkar, Aarti Mukherjee and Manhar Udhas were the playback singers. It seems Reena Roy’s voice was dubbed by someone else.

‘Qayamat’ (1983) was directed by Raj N Sippy. It had Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Jaya Prada, Poonam Dhillon, Smita Patil in its cast. (Jaya Prada’s was either a special or guest appearance). Majrooh Sultanpuri and RD Burman were the lyricist and music director for songs that were sung by Asha Bhonsle. One song sequence from this movie is posted on the blog as part of Sudhirji’s series on ‘songs repeated in Hindi films’ – this one “Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai“.

‘Kanoon Kya Karega’ (1984) was directed by Mukul Anand and had a cast of Suresh Oberoi, Danny, Deepti Naval, Iftekhar, Shraddha Verma, Sharat Saxena etc. in the cast. The music was by Salil Choudhury but I can’t find any songs attributed to this movie. (I think I have seen this on television).

“Zahreela” (2001) was also directed by Raj N Sippy (he seemed to have been in love with the plot.) The movie’s cast was Mithun Chakravarthy, Om Puri, Kashmera Shah, Gulshan Grover, Shalini Kapoor, etc. The songs were written by Dev Kohli and Anand-Milind were the music directors. Abhijeet, Sudesh Bhonsle, Jaspinder Narula, Purnima, Sonu Nigam, and Preeti Uttam were the playback singers.

I am sure the reader is thinking why I have listed all these movies here. Well all the Hindi films were inspired from ‘Cape Fear’. This statement will give us an idea of the story of all the movies.

This post has a song from ‘Mangal Dada’ which is written by Gauhar Kanpuri and is sung by Manhar Udhas and Lata Mangeshkar.

Gauhar Kanpuri made his debut in Bollywood in 1967 but the real breakthrough came in 1975 when he wrote the songs for Sunil Dutt’s ‘Zakhmee’. After ‘Zakhmee’ he regularly associated with Bappi Lahiri. Many of the songs he wrote went on to become popular:- “Abhi Abhi Thi Dushmani” (Zakhmee), “Ae Mere Humsafar Ae Meri Jaan-e-Jaan” (‘Baazigar’ – 1993), “Tumhe Geeton Mein Dhaaloonga” (‘Saawn Ko Aane Do’ – 1979) to name some. In his career of nearly 25 years he wrote around 300 songs for almost 120 films. The statistics page of our blog says that there are 22 songs written by him on the blog. He was born on 1st October 1932 and passed away on 29th June 2002.

[Author’s Note: The matter for this post has been extracted from Cinemaazi article – ‘Gauhar Kanpuri – Lyricist‘. And I found this site has given atulsongaday.me as its source. Back to starting point? 🙂 ]

30th June is the birth anniversary of Shri Kalyanji Veerji Shah of the Kalyanji-Anandji music director duo. He would have been 94. I am sure we have enough material on the blog on this music duo and Kalyanji bhai, in particular. We all know that the musical journey of Kalyanji Bhai began when he played the ‘been music‘ for ‘Nagin’ in 1954. A journey that went on for almost 46 years with one popular song following the other. Each and every lover of HFM will have a personal playlist of Kalyanji-Anandji song. The blog has 630 songs of this duo from a possible 1435.

Today’s song must be a rare occasion when K-A associated with Gauhar Kanpuri. I haven’t found a video link to the song; but I am assuming that it is filmed on Sunil Dutt and Reena Roy.

Song – Kadam Kadam Tera Pyaar Hum Paate Rahen Sanam (Mangal Dada) (1986) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Manhar Udhas, Lyrics – Gauhar Kanpuri, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Lata Mangeshkar + Manhar Udhas

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo

oo oo
oo oo
oo oo

aa aa aa
aa aa aa

kadam kadam tera pyaar hum
paate rahen sanam
kadam kadam tera pyaar hum
paate rahen sanam
tu mera rahe
main teri rahoon
tu mera rahe
main teri rahoon
rahen saathi janam janam
kadam kadam tera pyaar hum
paate rahen sanam

lab pe tera naam ho
aankhon mein pyaar ho
aankhon mein pyaar ho
khushboo teri dil mein ho
saanson mein pyaar ho
saanson mein pyaar ho
duniya mein hai ye pyaar hi
sabse bada dharam
kadam kadam tera pyaar hum
paate rahen sanam
kadam kadam tera pyaar hum
paate rahen sanam

aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa

aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa

chaahe kahin bhi tum raho
aur hum rahen kahin
aur hum rahen kahin
honge juda hum nahin
itna to hai yakeen
itna to hai yakeen
vaada kiya hai dekhna
toote na ye bharam
kadam kadam tera pyaar hum
paate rahen sanam
tu mera rahe
main teri rahoon
rahen saathi janam janam
kadam kadam tera pyaar hum
paate rahen sanam

oo oo oo
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ

ओ ओ
ओ ओ
ओ ओ

आ आ आ
आ आ आ

कदम कदम तेरा प्यार हम
पाते रहें सनम
कदम कदम तेरा प्यार हम
पाते रहें सनम
तू मेरा रहे
मैं तेरी रहूँ
तू मेरा रहे
मैं तेरी रहूँ
रहें साथी जनम जनम
कदम कदम तेरा प्यार हम
पाते रहें सनम

लब पे तेरा नाम हो
आँखों में प्यार हो
आँखों में प्यार हो
खुशबू तेरी दिल में हो
साँसों में प्यार हो
साँसों में प्यार हो
दुनिया में है ये प्यार ही
सबसे बड़ा धरम
कदम कदम तेरा प्यार हम
पाते रहें सनम
कदम कदम तेरा प्यार हम
पाते रहें सनम

आ आ आ
आ आ आ

आ आ आ
आ आ आ

चाहे कहीं भी तुम रहो
और हम रहें कहीं
और हम रहें कहीं
होंगे जुदा हम नहीं
इतना तो है यकीन
इतना तो है यकीन
वादा किया है देखना
टूटे ना ये भरम
कदम कदम तेरा प्यार हम
पाते रहें सनम
तू मेरा रहे
मैं तेरी रहूँ
रहें साथी जनम जनम
कदम कदम तेरा प्यार हम
पाते रहें सनम

ओ ओ ओ

हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम


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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5092 Post No. : 17020

We are in the fag-end of the month of June of this year 2022. As I had mentioned earlier that this month is a special for many of us due to the many anniversaries falling in this month i.e., anniversaries of relatives, friends and as well as anniversaries of many artists too. Today we celebrate birth anniversary of our beloved music genius Rahul Dev Burman, and one post has already been posted on the blog remembering Pancham.

Today 27th June, 2022 is also the seventy-second birth anniversary of singer Nitin Mukesh (born on 27th June, 1950). We wish him a very happy birthday today and also wish him a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

On this occasion I am once again going back to the songs from the movie ‘Santosh’ (1989). There is one duet sung by Nitin Mukesh and Asha Bhonsle in this movie which is yet to be posted on the blog. This song is lying ready with us since long and I take this opportunity to present it today here on the blog.

‘Santosh’ was an East-n-West Movies presentation. It was produced and directed by Balbir Wadhawan. Hansraj Wadhawan was the production controller of this movie. It has Manoj Kumar, Rakhee, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Prem Chopra, Nirupa Roy, Kamini Kaushal, Amjad Khan, Madan Puri, Sarika, Abhi Bhattacharya, Krishna Dhawan, Pichoo Kapoor, Om Shivpuri, Praveen Kumar, and others. Story of ‘Santosh’ is written by Kaushal Bharti. Editing of this movie was done by VV Kamat (assisted by Ashok Naik).

This movie has seven songs written by Santosh Anand (six songs) and Manoj Kumar (one song). Music for this movie was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. I have earlier mentioned the details of the songs of this movie in my previous posts, so I am not going to repeat them again here.

As mentioned above today’s song is sung by Nitin Mukesh and Asha Bhonsle and on screen it is lip-synced by Manoj Kumar and Hema Malini. This song is a nice duet to watch and listen.

Let us enjoy this beautiful song now …

Bataao tumhe pyaar kaise karoon

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song – Bataao Tumhen Pyaar Kaise Karoon (Santosh) (1989) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Nitin Mukesh, Lyrics – Santosh Anand, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

ye aankhon se aankhon ka milna hai kya
bina bole hothon ka hilna hai kya
mujhe inka matlab to samjhaaiye
khayaalon mein phoolon ka khilna hai kya
na yun chup raho mujhko aawaz do
mujhe ghut ke marne ki aadat nahin
bataao tumhe ae …

bataao tumhe pyaar kaise karoon
bataao tumhe pyaar kaise karoon
mujhe pyaar karne ki aadat nahin
main jaisa bhi hoon
haan
jaisa bhi hoon
saamne hoon khadaa aa
mujhe kuchh chhupaane ki aadat nahin
bataao tumhe pyaar kaise karoon
mujhe pyaar karne ki aadat nahin

ye aankhon se aankhon ka milna hai kya
ye aankhon se aankhon ka milna hai kya
bina bole hothon ka hilna hai kya
mujhe inka matlab to samjhaaiye
khayaalon mein phoolon ka khilna hai kya
na yun chup raho mujhko aawaz do
na yun chup raho mujhko aawaz do
mujhe ghut ke marne ki aadat nahin

mujhe itni fursat mili hai kahaan
mujhe itni fursat mili hai kahaan
jo padhta tumhaare nayan ki ghazal
mujhe aaj lagta hai sach maan lo
ye chehra nahin hai gulaabi kamal 
ye dil kaise chori kiya jaayega
ye dil kaise chori kiya jaayega
mujhe dil churaane ki aadat nahin

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

mujhe kuchh huaa hai pataa hai tumhe
badi nam hawaa hai pataa hai tumhe
badan jal rahaa hai ragon mein magar
lahu jam gaya hai pataa hai tumhe*
lo sar jhuk gaya hai tumhe kya khabar
lo sar jhuk gaya hai tumhe kya khabar
mujhe sar jhukaane ki aadat nahin
main jaisa bhi hoon
haan
jaisa bhi hoon
saamne hoon khadaa aa
mujhe kuchh chhupaane ki aadat nahin
bataao tumhe pyaar kaise karoon
mujhe pyaar karne ki aadat nahin

[Author’s Note: * In the video version these lines are in the voice of Asha Bhonsle, while the audio version has them in Nitin Mukesh’s voice.]


This article is written by Sudhir, 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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5092 Post No. : 17019

My first real jaan-pehchaan with this actor happened in 1970. The film – ‘Anand’. He plays the role of Dr. Prakash Kulkarni, friend of Dr. Bhaskar Bannerji (Amitabh Bachchan). His role was impressive and touching. At the climax of the film, when Anand is battling for his last breaths, Bhaskar is not present. He has gone on a last ditch hunt for a miracle medicine. Prakash is the doctor present in the room besides Renu (Sumita Sanyal), attending to Anand. It is 4.15 early morning.The final moments arrive. Anand requests for the spool tape player to be put on. Prakash realizes – the worst is about to happen. He asks the attending nurse to prepare an injection. And while the tape is playing Anand calls out for Babu Moshai, and his breathing ceases. Prakash is stunned and cannot move. There is horror and grief and dejection writ large on his face. These moments, this expression, the welling of tears in his eyes, and the unwilling acceptance of a final defeat – left an imprint on my mind strong enough to now remember the name of this actor – Ramesh Deo.

And then, the familiar face with now a recognized name – I could see him in many more films that followed. I would also become familiar with his earlier roles in Hindi films starting with ‘Aarti’ in 1962. I would see these earlier films, later as reruns or on Doordarshan. And somehow, he always made an impact on my mind with his performances. In ‘Khilona’ (1970), as Kishore, the wayward ghar-jamaai (resident son-in-law) of the Thakur Suraj Singh’s (Bipin Gupta) household, he is hell bent on throwing out a pregnant Chand (Mumtaz) for obvious inheritance gains. In 1971, one sees him in ‘Mere Apne’ as Arun Gupta, a low middle income householder, who tricks an aged Anandi Devi (Meena Kumari) to come and live in his home as an unpaid full time servant. In ‘Joru Ka Ghulam’ (1972), he is Ramesh, the scheming nephew of the rich businessman Shyamlal (Om Prakash), who continuously siphons off part of whatever money he handles in the business.

Then in ‘Jeevan Mrityu’ (1970), he plays the role of barrister P Amarnath, one of the three baddies (along with Harishchandra (Ajit) and Ramakant (Krishan Dhawan)), who commit a fraud at a bank and implicate Ashok (Dharmendra). Later, when Ashok returns and plans revenge against these three, he first destroys them financially through stock market wrangling. At this point in the film, there is a scene with an excellent performance by Ramesh Deo. As the news comes in that all their investment is lost at the stock market, it effects the brain of barrister Amarnath, and he goes mad. There is a two minutes long sequence with an editing gap of 15 seconds in between, which is performed by him. He goes mad, he cries, he laughs, he proclaims he wants to be rich, and then he runs out of the office room. He meets Ashok outside. Ashok is supposedly dead. So there is now a reaction of fear and horror, he runs away from him, crashes into a parked car, then runs off on to the road and is hit by another car. This sequence which is about 700 feet of reel length is supposedly shot as a single performance sequence. His histrionics are impressive and authentic.

Ramesh Deo, a veteran of almost 300 Hindi films, about 200 Marathi films, 30 Marathi stage plays with almost a thousand live performances – passed away on 2nd February earlier this year. Besides the impressive portfolio of stage and screen performances, he also has to his credit being the producer of many TV serials, documentaries and approximately 250 ad films through his own production company – Ramesh Deo Productions. A part of this body of work was also directed by him.

He traces his ancestry to the Rajput clans of Jodhpur. His great grandfather and grandfather were engineers who were part of the team that built the Jodhpur palace. Later they were invited by Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur, for constructing newer parts of the city. His grandfather was appointed as the chief engineer of the project. Later, his father, who studied law, became the legal advisor in the city administration of Kolhapur.

Ramesh was born in Kolhapur on 30th January, 1926. After his normal school and college education, he got introduced to films through Dinkar Patel, a Marathi film maker, who was a family friend. Once when Dinkar Patel was filming in Kolhapur, Ramesh and a group of his friends went to see the shooting. Quite unexpectedly, Dinkar Patel invited the group to join a scene in a college sequence being filmed, as students. The film was ‘Paatlachi Por’ (released in 1951). As per Ramesh, it was by this chance participation that the film bug bit him, and he decided to make acting as a career. This is in 1950.

He started his career as a junior artist and soon graduated to featured roles. His first notable performance that received critical acclaim was as a villain in ‘Andhala Magto Ek Dola’ (1956). Later, he signed up as a villain for ‘Saata Janmaachaa Sobati’, but was offered the lead instead when the hero was removed. Never typecast, many of his films’ publicity material would have a teaser asking audiences to guess whether he was the hero or villain!

Through the 1950s, Ramesh confined himself to Marathi cinema and stage, Then happened a chance encounter. The drama troupe he was working with was traveling in the rural Maharashtra. Having tea at a roadside tea shop, he realized that no one knew him as an actor. He felt let down within, that after having worked in the industry for almost a decade, he was a nobody for the common man. The same common man would readily recognize and acknowledge Hindi film stars. And he made up his mind to move to Hindi cinema also.

His first role in a Hindi film was in ‘Aarti’ 1962. And after that there was no looking back. In film after film in the sixties, he made a mark for himself, and a firm position in the Hindi film industry as a character artist. At 96, when he passed away, he was still actively working. In a manner of speaking, he died literally with his boots on.

The song being presented today is from the film ‘Love And Murder’ from 1966. The film is produced under the banner of Adarshlok, Bombay and is directed by Raja Paranjape. The brief star cast is listed as Prithviraj, Ramesh Deo, Jaimala, Heeralal, Helen, Kammo, Edwina, and Chandrakant Gokhale. Ramesh Deo plays the role of Ranjit, apparently a small time con-man, but in reality he is the unknown boss of the underworld gang. The plot of the film is available on MuVyz website at Love And Murder – Plot.

On screen, the song is performed by Ramesh Deo. The quality of the video is not very good, and I am not able to identify the lady companion for whom Ramesh is lip syncing this song. I request other knowledgeable readers to please help identify the lady actor in this video clip.

Ramesh Deo – a lasting presence in Marathi and Hindi cinema. A career that goes from 1950 to 2022. Seventy two years of active work in the cinema and theater industry – this must be a record of some sort. He had completed 96 years of his life’s journey when he bid the forever good bye to the world. As mentioned earlier, literally with his boots on – still actively working when he passed away.

He leaves behind his wife and two sons. Seema Deo, his spouse of 59 years, is a lasting romance of his life. This must also be a record of some sorts – the two appeared in more than 50 films as husband wife or as lovers. Ramesh had first seen her in a suburban train while heading to a studio and realized that she too was looking for film work. “That day, I got a plum assignment. We introduced ourselves, became friends, and soon got married,” he had said. Today, their children, actor-filmmaker Ajinkya Deo and filmmaker Abhinay Deo (‘Delhi Belly’) have done them proud.

Peace and divinity be with you Ramesh Deo. It has been an especially long innings. You will always be remembered for the huge variety of roles that you presented.

Good Bye.

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Gesuon Ka Saaya Meri Jaan Jis Ne Paaya  (Love And Murder) (1966) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Aziz Kashmiri, MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

ye reshmi andhera
jo baney naseeb mera
ye reshmi andhera
jo baney naseeb mera
main na aaftaab dekhoon
main na aaftaab dekhoon
kabhi umr bhar khudaaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

is dil ki ye khata hai
ke ye tujh pe mar mita hai
is dil ki ye khata hai
ke ye tujh pe mar mita hai
isey kaise main sambhaloon
isey kaise main sambhaloon
ye to ho gaya paraaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

mere dil mein dard bhar de
ya jala ke khaaq kar de
mere dil mein dard bhar de
ya jala ke khaaq kar de
meri khaaq bhi kahegi
meri khaaq bhi kahegi
mujhe yaar ne mitaaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

ये रेशमी अंधेरा
जो बने नसीब मेरा
ये रेशमी अंधेरा
जो बने नसीब मेरा
मैं ना आफताब देखूँ
मैं ना आफताब देखूँ
कभी उम्र भर खुदाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

इस दिल की ये ख़ता है
के ये तुझ पे मर मिटा है
इस दिल की ये ख़ता है
के ये तुझ पे मर मिटा है
इसे कैसे मैं संभालूँ
इसे कैसे मैं संभालूँ
ये तो हो गया पराया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

मेरे दिल में दर्द भर दे
या जला के ख़ाक
मेरे दिल में दर्द भर दे
या जला के ख़ाक
मेरी ख़ाक भी कहेगी
मेरी ख़ाक भी कहेगी
मुझे यार ने मिटाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया


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.

Blog Day :

5091 Post No. : 17017

Today’s song is from ‘Hamraaz’, an unreleased film from the 1940s. This movie is listed in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) on page number 607 – Appendix-1, movie number 1214. This movie is mentioned as presented by Rahnuma Pictures. No information is available about the cast, and director etc. of this movie.

There are eight songs listed for this movie. Music director’s name is mentioned as Shankar Lal. Lyricist names are mentioned as Shyam Hindi and Kamran Momin. Shyam Hindi is credited with five songs, and Kamran Momin is credited with two songs. The lyricist’s name for one song is not mentioned. This is the song we are going to listen today.

Few songs from this movie are available online in audio format, Thanks to the music lovers who have uploaded them on YouTube. This song is uploaded by Shalin Bhatt, a name that many readers will be familiar with.

The song presented today is a duet, in the voices of KS Raagi and Razia Begum.

The list of songs in this movie, as per the Geet Kosh, is given below.

Sl. No.

Song Title Lyricist Singer

Posted On

01

Ga Re Manwaa Gaa Shyam Hindi

02

Ghoonghat Mein Sharmaaye Dulhaniya Kamran Momin

03

Baat Kuchh Aisi Wah Hamse Kah Gaye Shyam Hindi

04

Cham Cham Chamken Taare Shyam Hindi

05

In Do Matwaale Nainon Mein KS Raagi,

Razia Begum

Being presented today

06

Aabaad Hai Saraa Jahaan Shyam Hindi

07

Khushi Chaaron Taraf Chhaayi Shyam Hindi

08

Aa Jaa Papeehe Geet Sunaa De Kamran Momin Geeta Dutt 23.11.2020

As we can see from the above table, only one song from this movie has been posted so far and that was on 23.11.2020.

Today’s song is a beautiful romantic song. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song …

Song – In Do Matwaale Nainon Mein Saagar Chhalke (Hamraaz) (UR) (1940s) Singers – KS Raagi, Razia Begum, Lyrics – Unattributed, MD – Shankar Lal
KS Ragi + Razia Begum

Lyrics

in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken
in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken ae
neechi nazarein
laambi palkein
neechi nazarein
laambi palkein
in do matwaale nainon mein
matwaale nainon mein
in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken
in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken ae

ithhlaayi muskaayi kaliyaan
muskaayen ithhlaayen
aise jaise sundar naaren
apne se sharmaayen
aise jaise sundar naaren
apne se sharmaayen
ghabraake bal khaayen

in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken ae
in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken ae

honth hain tere amrit pyaale
meri pyaas bujhaa de ae
honth hain tere amrit pyaale
meri pyaas bujhaa de
pal bhar ko muskaade
muskaade ae ae
pal bhar ko muskaade
muskaade
sapnon mein kho jaaun mujhko
aisa geet sunaa de
aisa geet sunaa de
sapnon mein kho jaaun mujhko
aisa geet sunaa de
asia geet sunaa de
pal bhar ko muskaade
haan
pal bhar ko muskaade

in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken
in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken ae

neechi nazarein
laambi palkein
neechi nazarein
laambi palkein
in do matwaale nainon mein
matwaale nainon mein
in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken ae ae
in do matwaale nainon mein
saagar chhalken ae

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें
इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें
नीची नज़रें
लाम्बी पलकें
नीची नज़रें
लाम्बी पलकें
इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
मतवाले नैनों में
इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें
इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें

इठलाई मुस्काई कलियाँ
मुस्काएं इठलाएँ
ऐसे जैसे सुन्दर नारें
अपने से शर्माएं
ऐसे जैसे सुन्दर नारें
अपने से शर्माएं
घबरा के बलखाएं

इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें
इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें

होंठ हैं तेरे अमृत प्याले
मेरी प्यास बुझा दे
होंठ हैं तेरे अमृत प्याले
मेरी प्यास बुझा दे
पल भर को मुस्का दे
मुस्का दे
पल भर को मुस्का दे
मुस्का दे
सपनों में खो जाऊँ
मुझको ऐसा गीत सुना दे
ऐसा गीत सुना दे
सपनों में खो जाऊँ
मुझको ऐसा गीत सुना दे
ऐसा गीत सुना दे
पल भर को मुस्का दे
हाँ
मुस्का दे

इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें
इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें

नीची नज़रें
लाम्बी पलकें
नीची नज़रें
लाम्बी पलकें
इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
मतवाले नैनों में

इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें
इन दो मतवाले नैनों में
सागर छ्लकें


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.

Blog Day :

5083 Post No. : 17007

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Kabhi Ajnabi Thhe’ (1984).

One song from this movie has been posted on the blog by our Respected Sadanand ji, – “Dil Ki Is Dehleez Tak Jo Mehmaan Ban Ke Aaye“. In his write up Sadanand ji has mentioned Indian cricket and Bollywood both enjoy enormous popularity among Indians”. Yes! Very rightly said by him and this has the case been with most of our country-men and particularly people like me who have grown up in the ‘seventies’. We loved movies and cricket at the same level and they have been an integral part of our ‘life’s journey’.

Today I will add a little to the nostalgia about cricket, a song from a movie where a cricketer was the main lead and memories of the month of June. As I had mentioned earlier ‘June’ has been special month for me for many reasons. It has birth anniversaries and other anniversaries of closed ones and many other important things of my personal journey.

Other than the personal anniversaries we have anniversaries related to cricket 😊, anniversary of my passing out board exam in June 1983 😊, and anniversaries of many movies and memories of many movies released in 1983. We have birth anniversary and remembrance days of many artists etc.

1983 had been a special year for me and particularly the summer of 1983. Every summer brings back many memories of the 1983 summer to me. India won its first Cricket World Cup in June 1983. The movie ‘83’ which was released in December 2021 revived the thrill and nostalgia of the 1983 cricket world cup. I watched this movie twice on its First day (i.e. first Friday) and again on ‘second Friday’ in theater. Recently again I watched this movie on OTT as I was alone at home 😊.

In this article I am not going to discuss the ‘Summer of 1983’ or ‘June of 1983’ anymore. But I will be taking you back to the summer of 1982. Indian cricket team was on tour to England in that summer of 1982.

Yes, I still remember how I jumped out of my bed, when I was listening to the commentary of radio of the second test of India vs England Test match that was played from June 24 to 28 at Manchester during India’s tour of England in 1982. It was 27th of June (since 1994 this day become very special day of my life, and yes, we have Pancham’s birthday on the same day too  😊).

27th June, 1982 was the fourth day of this test and the time in India then must have been around 10 or 10:30 pm (I do not remember it exactly now). I was lying down on bed and listening to the commentary of this match on radio. And I jumped from my bed and sat on my toes in half standing position when the commentator was giving a ball by ball commentary of the over England’s bowler Bob Willis (who was also the captain of England). The batsman on strike was India’s Sandeep Patil. The first ball was hit for a four and then followed four after four…

This was the famous ‘six fours of Sandeep Patil in an over…

Sandeep Patil made his test debut in 1980 and played his last ODI in 1986. He was always in news for his ‘destructive batting’ and ‘other than cricket’ activities. From cricket I always remember his 174 against Australia, then the ‘world cup’, and when he was specially called for a test with Pakistan at Nagpur (Oct’1983) where he landed by a special ‘air-craft’ provided Maharashtra Government.

In between his cricket career he had also done a movie. Today we are going to listen to a song from this movie. Though this movie was not a success it was in news and especially the chemistry between Sandeep Patil and the heroine of the movie Debashree Roy was a talk among our senior friends at that time. I have not watched this movie.

‘Kabhi Ajnabi Thhe’ was directed by Vijay Singh for VS Productions, Bombay. Vijay Singh not only directed this movie, but he was also the producer of this movie and had written dialogues of this movie and had done the editing of this movie too. The star cast of the movie has Poonam Dhillon, Sandeep Patil, Debashree Roy, Ram Sethi, Iftekhar, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Narendra Nath, Birbal, Jugnu, Raj Anand, Chunnu Mehra, Vinay Mandke, Indrajeet Ahluwalia, and others. Sayyad Kirmani, Barrister Sheshrao Wankhede, Prabhu Desai, Vishwas Raut, Ashok Mankad, and Pinki had made a friendly appearance in this movie. Shakti Kapoor had made a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 25.09.1984.

The movie has seven songs written by two songwriters – Dev Kohli (five songs) and Ravindra Peepat (two songs). Music for this movie was composed by Vijay Singh himself. So, he had donned the ‘hats’ of Producer-Director-Editor-Dialogue writer and Music Director of this movie). Here is the list of songs of this movie.

S.No. Song title Lyricist Singer/s
01 Welcome To The Orkay Nite … Pehli Nazar Mein Pyaar Huaa Dev Kohli Suniti Devi, Vinay Mandke, Aenet, chorus
02 Kabhi Ajnabi Thhe Zameen Aasmaan Ye Ravindra Peepat Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar
03 Aa Ja Mere Sanam, Baithhe Hain Raahon Mein Palken Bichha Ke Ravindra Peepat Lata Mangeshkar
04 Dil Ki Is Dehleez Tak Jo Mehmaan Ban Ke Aaye Dev Kohli Lata Mangeshkar
05 Geet Mere Honthhon Ko De Gaya Koi Dev Kohli Lata Mangeshkar
06 Is Dafaa Ham Na Ghataaon Ki Tarah Chhaayenge Dev Kohli Lata Mangeshkar
07 Dil Ki Is Dehleez Tak Jo Mehmaan Ban Ke Aaye Dev Kohli Ashok Khare

HFGK mentions the following names in the singer’s list of this movie i.e. Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar, Suniti Devi, Ashok Khare, Vinay Mandke, and Vijay Singh. Today’s song is duet song sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Suresh Wadkar and on screen it is lip synced by Poonam Dhillon and Sandeep Patil.

Lyrics for the today’s songs are by Ravindra Peepat and music is composed by Vijay Singh.

As Sadanandji has mentioned in his post “The only plus point in the movie, if I may say so, is its music”. This movie has nice songs and I like all the songs of this movie except the songs listed at serial no. 1 in the above table which I think I had not listened or I do not remember it. Incidentally the first song from this movie was also posted in the month of June on 18.06.2016 :).

Let us enjoy the today’s song now…

Video

Audio

Song – Kabhi Ajnabi Thhe Zameen Aasmaan Ye (Kabhi Ajnabi Thhe) (1984) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics – Ravindra Peepat, MD – Vijay Singh
Lata Mangeshkar + Suresh Wadkar

Lyrics

kabhi ajnabi thhe
zameen aasmaan ye
tera haath thamaa jo
huye meharbaan ye

kabhi ajnabi thhe
zameen aasmaan ye
tera haath thamaa jo
huye meharbaan ye
kabhi ajnabi thhe

barsaat ye
pyaar ki
na rukegi
ab to ghataa
aur neeche jhukegi
barsaat ye
pyaar ki
na rukegi
ab to ghataa
aur neeche jhukegi
barson ki pyaasi
ye dil ki zameen hai
chal bheeg jaayen
jannat yahin hai

kabhi ajnabi thhe
zameen aasmaan ye
tera haath thamaa jo
huye meharbaan ye
kabhi ajnabi thhe

takdeer ke
faisle kaise kaise ae
shuru ho gaye
silsile kaise kaise
takdeer ke
faisle kaise kaise ae
shuru ho gaye
silsile kaise kaise
aayee bahaarein
aane se tere
khile gul hazaaron
gulshan mein mere

kabhi ajnabi thhe
zameen aasmaan ye ae
tera haath thamaa jo
huye meharbaan ye
kabhi ajnabi thhe

aa ha ha ha ha
hoon hoon hoon
oh ho o o o o
o o o o o o o

o o o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa aa

saajan mere
haath thaame hi chalna
rasta nayaa
har kadam pe sambhalna
saajan mere
haath thaame hi chalna
rasta nayaa
har kadam pe sambhalna
thokar lage to bhi
kuch gham nahi hai
saath jo mere
tu hamnasheen hai

kabhi ajnabi thhe
aa aa aa aa aa aa
zameen aasmaan ye
aa aa aa aa aa aa
tera haath thaama jo
aa aa aa aa aa aa o o o
huye meharbaan ye
kabhi ajnabi thhe
kabhi ajnabi thhe
zameen aasmaan ye
tera haath thaama jo
hue meharbaan ye

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

 


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Blog Day :

5017 Post No. : 16925

Memories of visit to London in September 2021

This post has been a long time in arriving actually.  We went to UK not as tourist, but to see family, mainly the daughter of the family and the new grand-daughter.  We came back to Mumbai in October’21.  Lot of water has flown down the bridge since then and the grand daughter is growing by leaps and bounds since we were with her, by the grace of Almighty.

Upon returning, I found myself under pressure to find a song good enough, to write a post covering the visit.  I looked, searched and watched, found many songs, newer ones mainly filmed in the UK, and some also showing locations of the London city.  It has been a favorite location for Hindi film picturization of film makers since the 60’s, i.e. when the trend of filming on location really started in the industry. Unfortunately, I was less than satisfied with the newer songs, and characteristically, was reluctant to post a new song, which had song/dance, band/bajaa/baraat routine. The songs were quite good in their own genre, I might yet post at least one of them.

And all this while, Avinash ji has been doing a series of the songs of 70’s decade and his posts appear regularly. Now Avinash ji has also acquired a new degree, I have deduced from the Peevisie’s Mom’s post.  Congratulations to the happy parents and best wishes for the daughter and the son-in-law.

One lucky day, while browsing the YouTube, I found this Rafi-Asha duet from the film ‘Professor Pyarelal’ (1981).  It is a happy sounding romantic song and a much heard on the radio, which makes it a dear familiar friend, in my opinion.  The song is filmed in London, mostly around the city center area, around Thames River, Westminster Abbey, the London Clock Tower etc.  The famous London Tower Bridge is also visible in all its centuries old splendor.

Centuries old splendor is the term I was looking for to describe the architectural beauty of London city and its many monuments.  It is evident that it is one of the oldest surviving cities of the world.  And it has managed to maintain its beauty and its instinct for survival, adaptability to the modern times and modern architectural and infrastructure requirements can only be applauded and wondered at.

My search for a suitable song for this post ended the day I saw this song on YouTube.  But the actual writing kept getting deferred.  I thought this was a late 70’s song, and was apprehensive that Avinash ji or someone else may post this song and I will lose the opportunity to write this post.  Now I find that this movie is from 1981.  But the songs were released and popular for some years before the movie eventually released after production delays.

Getting back to the brief about our visit. As soon as we arrived in UK, various scheduling and planning for visits to different places were underway.  My uncle, our host, insisted upon a visit to London city.  The planning for the London city was so short, due to the leave constraints of my son-in-law, that I was on the verge of postponing it to the next visit.  But the window of opportunity, and my son’s contention that everybody is going to ask, “hey you went to England and didn’t see London!”, decided in favor of the visit, so it happened.

London and some other landmark locations of England are a part of the consciousness. Just as we exist, these buildings – man made creations – also exist, and are famous for the events, known as historical turning points. Unlike other major cities of the modern world, London has seen wars too and has been destroyed and built again many times over, from what ever history I have read about it. England, on the whole has had a most violent history, in the medieval and pre-medieval eras. The fault lines between the Welsh, Scots, Irish and Brits, is evident even today in the various ruins and forts, and castles.  But they did learn their lesson that divided they fall, decided to unite at some given point in history to conquer the world.  I think it was the threat of the Romans that eventually united the British Isles. The glue could only have been an ideology of self-interest, binding the factions despite bitter animosity and gruesome wars behind them. Maybe the Protestant church had something to do with it, so Britain rose to great heights as a dominant civilization in the world and they were motivated enough to write and re-write the worlds history, literally and figuratively.  British historians are also a notorious breed.  Their language, is the dominant language in the world for centuries now.  The rise of the British Empire took centuries to happen, where as the fall was swift in the 19th and 20th century.  But the cultural and linguistic dominance continues to remain on top now, and for the foreseeable future too in the 21st century.  Willingness to adapt to other cultures and language habits is said to be a major factor in the success of the English language.   Historically speaking, the Roman empire was greater and more successful in the world, before the new found land of Americas.  But the impact is all but lost in today’s world.  The geopolitical scenario keeps changing with time and passing of centuries. These changes happen faster now in a matter of decades.  There are catalysts recognizable and visible to these power shifts. This is a very heavy and deep topic, so better to leave it here.

Yes, I had to chalk out a fool proof plan and schedule, wherein a few places I wanted to visit, were not missed.  Lords cricket ground and Thames River cruise were two things I was not willing to miss.  So we worked around this, to do the Lords tour, city ride in the red bus, short cruise of Thames river, Madame Tussaud’s, Harrods, a long walk inside the Hyde Park, especially where equestrian clubs are situated, visit to Science Museum and Natural History Museum (free entry), Bakers Street and Sherlock Holmes Museum, etc.  We gave a miss to Tower of London and Buckingham Palace tours, as they were more time consuming and also expensive. The London Eye is also a popular choice, which we could not take.  Other tourist locations in UK also have a giant wheel rides, as an attraction. The Giant wheel is a common feature in other places, like Dubai, Sydney, etc. I am wondering why we don’t have a thing like this in Mumbai.

We were based in Manchester, so could visit the nearby areas too like Lake District, North Wales, Blackpool, Lancaster, Chester, Preston etc. We passed through Oxford too on our way back from London. When we had arrived in UK, everyone told us the weather is good for only 2-3 days, so enjoy as much as you can, as it is really foul from September onward.  But luckily the weather held for the entire period of our stay, and we had rains to enjoy only in North Wales and for an hour or two in London, while we were riding the red bus and we had to cross the Bridge near Westminster on foot as we missed the stop for the Westminster Pier.  A part of the song I am presenting is filmed on the same bridge, where Zeenat Aman is standing in the middle of the road and crosses to join Dharmendra on the curb. The famous Tower Bridge is now painted in azure blue. I find that the Bridge has been painted blue since 1977, but in the song, it is not looking blue, so the song was filmed before 1977, it would seem.

Some trivia about the film:

This film took so long to complete – five years – and its plot was so convoluted that after director Brij had finished shooting it, nobody could figure out how to put the film together. The producers had then called in Hrishikesh Mukherjee to edit and salvage the film. He was credited prominently in the film’s posters and publicity material.

Astonishingly, no part of the city which is showcased as the beautiful attractions, looks old or dilapidated. All of them look freshly painted and well maintained, except for the bridges on the Thames River and the Westminster Abbey, which is the family church of the British Royals. London is best enjoyed on foot, I was told and I agree. After covering a few miles on foot, in and around Exhibition Street, Marylebone, Kensington, Hyde Park, we can be surprised and find the unexpected. In fact, the most parts of UK are best enjoyed on foot, which is the common consensus. Walking trails are taken as granted in different parts of UK.

I am told that the whole of UK is connected through rivers and canals and one can go from anywhere to anywhere on a boat. I was mentally prepared to be impressed by all that I was going to see in this visit, but was more than impressed and wish to do more trips which include visits to the remaining places in England, Scotland and Wales.

We took a pre-booked guided tour of the Lord’s cricket ground at the MCC.  Seeing the many Indian in the group taking the tour, the guide asked us “Where is Sachin Tendulkar’s home?”.  The common answer was the obvious – Mumbai.  But the guide insisted that “No. Sachin’s home is right here in Marylebone.” No surprises there too, for the evidence is everywhere in London especially, that who can afford to, would prefer to stay in London. On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar was here in Mumbai in February 2022, as we all saw him attending the funeral of Lata Mangeshkar.  Incidentally, I could not find Sachin Tendulkar’s name in the list of Test centurions at the Lords. Extensive lists are put up inside the Pavilion, of all centurions and also 5+ wicket takers in an innings.  The guide was in full form and regaled us with a story about the ‘death row’ in the viewers gallery or members gallery.  There are two such galleries, one for the home team and one for the away team. As both India and West Indies are ‘away teams’, I guess the away team gallery was the one, where Kapil Dev stood with the Prudential Cup trophy after his team’s victory in 1983 World Cup. The original Prudential Cup is still there in the small Museum for memorabilia, related to the MCC.

I have read and heard at various places, that London was the favourite place in the world for Rafi Sahab also. He is said to have been fond of the city, as his sons are settled there.

I can go on remembering things and my impressions of the visit, but the post is got to end somewhere. The song being presented in this post is filmed in London on Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman. Rafi Sahab and Asha Bhonsle are giving playback to them in the song written by Rajendra Krishan and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

This duet is typical of the Kalyanji-Anandji style of duet composition, sounding very similar to the Rafi-Asha duet from ‘Qurbani’. We the radio fans, listened to the song in late 70’s, loved and liked it, but had all but forgotten it. Even the links on YouTube are few, with only one video available.

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Siwa Na Kisi Ka Banoonga (Professor Pyaarelal) (1981) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga aa
tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga
khoon e jigar se
ye likh ke main doonga
ye waada aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
qadmon mein tere
jannat hai meri
ho ke rahoongi
hamesha main teri
ye waada aa
ye waada raha saajna aa
ye waada raha saajna

aayenge mausam
aayenge mausam
jaayenge mausam
hum ko sada
saath paayenge mausam
koi saaz badle
koi raag badle
na badlegi apni
muhabbat ki sargam
har saans meri
tere liye hai ea
har saans meri
tere liye hai
yeh waada raha saajna
yeh waada raha saajna aaa
tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga
khoon e jigar se
ye likh ke main doonga
ye waada aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa

awaaz de ke ea
awaaz de ke
jo roke zamaana
zamaane ki baaton
mein hargiz na aana
aankhon mein aankhen
baahon mein baahen
daale huey saathh chalte hi jaana
tera pyaar hi to
meri zindagi hai
tera pyaar hi to
meri zindagi hai
ye waada raha dilruba
ye waada raha dilruba
qadmon mein tere
jannat hai meri
ho ke rahoongi
hamesha main teri
ye waada aa aa
ye waada raha saajna
ye waada raha saajna
saajna
ye waada raha saajna
saajna
ye waada raha saajna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
खून ए जिगर से
ये लिख के मैं दूँगा
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा

कदमों में तेरे
जन्नत है मेरी
हो के रहूँगी
हमेशा मैं तेरी
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना

आएंगे मौसम
आएंगे मौसम
जाएंगे मौसम
हमको सदा साथ पाएंगे मौसम
कोई साज बदले
कोई राग बदले
ना बदलेगी अपनी
मोहब्बत की सरगम
हर सांस मेरी
तेरे लिए है
हर सांस मेरी
तेरे लिए है
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
खून ए जिगर से
ये लिख के मैं दूँगा
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा

आवाज़ दे के॰॰ए
आवाज़ दे के
जो रोके ज़माना
जमाने के बातों में
हरगिज़ ना आना
आँखों में आँखें
बाहों में बाहें
डाले हुये साथ चलते ही जाना
तेरा प्यार ही तो
मेरी ज़िंदगी है
तेरा प्यार ही तो
मेरी ज़िंदगी है
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
कदमों में तेरे
जन्नत है मेरी
हो के रहूँगी
हमेशा मैं तेरी
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना


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 :

5016 Post No. : 16922

Today’s song is from an early talkie film ‘Gramophone Singer’ (1938).

The film was made by Sagar Movietone. It was directed by Ramchandra Thakur and Virendra Desai (owner Chimanlal Desai’s son and the first husband of Nalini Jayawant). The 15 songs of the film were written by Zia Sarhadi – who rose to great heights in the Indian film industry, but was humiliated, suspected and ill-treated in Pakistan. His end in Spain too was pathetic. Music Director for this film was Anil Biswas. The cast of the film was Surendra, Bibbo, Prabha, Bhudo Advani, Kanhaiyalal, Sankatha Oprasad, Gulzar and many others.

It is interesting to know the story of how Sagar Movietone came into being. Ardeshir Irani, the owner of Imperial Film Co. and the maker of India’s First Talkie film ‘Alam Ara’ (1931), was keen to get the famous and popular star of the films in those days – Master Vithal, into his stable. That time Vithal was with Sharada Film Company. He was unhappy there, because despite every film being a hit, his salary was never increased in spite of his request. To get Master Vithal with whatever means, Irani floated Sagar Movietone in 1929, so that his name was not involved in luring another company’s artistes. After an interesting episode of action in the High Court, Master Vithal joined Imperial through Sagar Movietone.

Once he got master Vithal, Irani lost interest in Sagar Movietone and he sold it to Dr. Ambalal Patel and Chimanlal Desai – his distributors from Bangalore to whom he owed money. After Irani separated, the company was wholly owned by Desai and Patel. Later Patel too left and Chimanlal became the sole owner of Sagar Movietone.

In those days, Sagar had a good collection of actors, actresses, directors and MDs on its payroll. Sagar went on to make several Hit films from 1931 onward. In 1934, Motilal joined the company and in 1935, the singing actor Surendra came. Sagar was on a victory roll and it became one of the major film making companies in India. In the form of Surendra, Sagar got an actor/singer, who would compete with KL Saigal of New Theaters, Calcutta as the “Bombay’s answer to Saigal” !

Surendra, however, was an educated (BA, LLB), intelligent person and he understood that Saigal was in a different league altogether. Instead of copying his style, Surendra cultivated his own identity. Sagar, however, ensured that the competition between the two got the desired reckoning and this showed in their pattern of films. As against ‘Devdas’ (1935), Sagar released ‘Manmohan’ (1936)’. After ‘President’ (1937) came ‘Jagirdar’ (1937) and after ‘Street Singer’ (1938) Sagar released ‘Gramophone Singer’ (1938). Nevertheless all these films became successful.

In the Hindi film industry, we read frequently about famous stars, actors/actresses of the early era who ended their last days in penury, illness, loneliness and misery. Many had to beg on roads for a living. Some of these cases are tear jerking too. However, even in those days there were some wise artistes who planned their afterlife thoughtfully and retired gracefully spending the rest of their life happily. Some names like SD Batish, Laxmi Shankar, Ranjan, Shashi Kapoor Sr., Mukund Roy Trivedi-MD, Durga Khote etc. come to mind in this connection. Actor Surendra too falls in this category. Before he retired from films, he established an advertising firm and made short films (Durga Khote also did the same). His sons expanded the business successfully.

‘Gramophone Singer’ was the debut film for both the directors, who bloomed in their careers later. Actress Prabha started with Sagar from this film onward. Kanhaiyalal became a regular actor with this film – instead of a Lyricist. Zohrabai Ambalawali sang her first song under the baton of Music Director Anil Biswas, in this film.

Surendra and Bibbo acted together in 6 films of Sagar Movietone. Their first film was ‘Manmohan’ (1936), in which their duet song “Tumhin Ne Mujh Ko Prem Sikhaaya” became a Hit in those days. Then came ‘Jagirdar’ in 1937 and ‘Dynamite’ in 1938. Like Motilal and Sabita Devi (* films), this pair too proved to be a ‘Hit Jodi‘. However, at the time of planning for the film ‘Gramophone Singer’, Surendra and Bibbo had some dispute and they were not on speaking terms. They even avoided each other. This problem was tactfully solved by director Ramchandra Thakur, who diplomatically lied to both separately that the other one was keen to work with her/him. Like true professionals both agreed and the film got through. Not only this, but they even worked in another 2 more films also !

The film is a story of a love triangle and Prabha did the role of Surendra’s wife in this film. Prabha is not known to most people. Let us know more about Prabha.

Prabha Rajpal was from a respectable Hindu family of Punjab. She was born on 6-6-1915 at Ludhiana. Her father was a high ranking government officer based at Lahore. All her education was done in Lahore. She was fluent in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English.

Right from childhood, she was keen on working in films. Belonging to an orthodox family, there was opposition, but despite all this she entered films and her first film was ‘Jung Bahadur’ (aka ‘Dare Devil’) in 1935. After doing some films like ‘Dilawar’ (1936), ‘Awakening’ (1936), she left the Bhavnani camp and worked in Minerva’s film ‘Atma Tarang’ (1937) as the heroine opposite Sohrab Modi. She was very beautiful. Then she joined Sagar and worked in films like ‘Gramophone Singer’ (1938), ‘Ladies Only’ (1939), ‘Civil Marriage’ (1940). Later she became a freelancer.

In all she worked in 36 films in her career. She got married to Virender Ahuja, a cinematographer, and settled down after the film ‘Veerangana’ (1947). When her husband was one of the producers, she worked in the film ‘Shrimati ji’ (1952) and then retired from films. She died on 12-3-1975.

‘Gramophone Singer’ was a reasonably successful movie. Its lyricist was Zia Sarhadi. It had 15 songs, but only 4 Records having 8 songs came into the market.

The story of the film is….

Sundardas (Surendra) was a successful gramophone singer and lived in a town near Bombay. He was happily married to Mohini (Prabha) and had a baby boy also.The family was a picture of happiness, but….

Tilottama (Ishrat Sultana or Bibbo) was a famous singer of international reputation. She conducted foreign tours also. She lived in a luxurious flat in Bombay. She had heard the songs of Sunder and loved his voice. She was waiting to meet him.

Sunder had to visit Bombay often for song recordings etc. He was very friendly with Ghosh Babu (Bhudo Advani), owner of a Gramophone company. Rana ji (Kayam Ali) was a regular customer of Ghosh Babu. Once in a party given by Ghosh, Rana ji introduces Sunder to Tilottama. In the first meeting itself she fell in Sunder’s love. He too was impressed with her. Slowly their meetings increased and soon they were in deep love, Sunder forgetting about wife and child. Once they decide to go to Rampur – a resort. Here poor Mohini waits for Sunder for many days. The child falls ill too. Finally, Mohini decides to visit Bombay. There she learns everything about Sunder’s affair. She meets Madan (Sankatha Prasad), a singing partner of Tilottama, and a silent deep lover of hers too. They go to Rampur, but the pair is missing.

In the climax scene, Tilottama and Sunder are about to get married, when Mohini, her sick child and Madan reach the spot. Seeing his wife and ailing child, Sunder realizes his folly and returns to Mohini. Madan wins over Tilottama and the end is at Tilottama’s wedding party thrown by Ghosh Babu.

Today’s song is sung by Surendra and Bibbo.


Song- Main tere gale ki maala (The Gramophone Singer)(1938) Singers- Surendra, Bibbo, Lyricist- Zia Sarhadi, MD- Anil Biswas
Both

Lyrics

main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala
tu saagar main sarita
tu saagar main sarita
tu kavi main kavita
tu saagar main sarita
tu kavi main kavita

tu meri nazar ki jwaala
tu meri najar ki jwaala
main tere gale ki maala
tu meri najar ki jwaala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala

main tere gale ki mala
main tere gale ki mala

deepak bankar aag jala de
deepak bankar aag jala de
aag laga de aag laga de
aag laga de aag laga de
deepak ban sansaar jala de
deepak ban sansaar jala de
hans ab hans chal prem sikha de
hans ab hans chal prem sikha de
prem sikha de gwaala
tu prem sikha le gwaala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala

main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala
main tere gale ki maala

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला

तू सागर मैं सरिता
तू सागर मैं सरिता
तू कवि मैं कविता
तू सागर मैं सरिता
तू कवि मैं कविता
तू मेरी नज़र की ज्वाला
तू मेरी नज़र की ज्वाला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
तू मेरी नज़र की ज्वाला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला

दीपक बनकर आग जला दे
दीपक बनकर आग जला दे
आग लगा दे आग लगा दे
आग लगा दे आग लगा दे
दीपक बन संसार जला दे
दीपक बन संसार जला दे
हंस अब हंस चल प्रेम सिखा दे
हंस अब हंस चल प्रेम सिखा दे
प्रेम सिखा दे ग्वाला
तू प्रेम सिखा दे ग्वाला

मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला
मैं तेरे गले की माला


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