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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.

This is the 17300th post on this blog.

Blog Day :

5279 Post No. : 17300

What is going on today? I am sure this question is worrying the minds of quite a few if not many or all regulars of this blog. Atul ji seems to be in a big hurry today. Seven posts already since his first good morning call at 5 am. Aha, so getting to the century number it seems. Yeah, ok, that’s it, he wants to complete the century, and make the century post today. But why? What is the tearing need? Is there a birthday not known to anybody? Is it a special day for someone on the bandwagon or in the industry? The anniversary page has no listing for today. ये क्या हो रहा है? क्या चल रहा है?

So yes, a mystery has been created by today’s blog activism. Already 7 songs on the board, and of course, the century strike is still to come. Well, here now. 😀

Ok so let me reveal the story in the background. This mystery scramble started less than 24 hours ago. About 5 days back, Atul ji and I exchanged some messages and decided that this century milestone will be an Asha Bhosle special. Some very interesting numbers are co-inciding. So we agreed to search and locate some special and rare song for this event. It took me about day to zero in on the song. I told Atul ji about it, and he agreed. So we planned to make the century post with this song.

So far, we were not in a scramble. Taking it easy, one or two posts a day, maybe get to the century milestone by 5th Jan or so. That suddenly changed last evening. Around 6.40, I got a message from Atul ji. He asked me whether we can make the century post tomorrow, i.e. today, 31st December. And he also shared the reason. As soon as I heard that, I was excited too. We agreed for the scramble, and the scramble happened.

Okay, okay – sorry for the long prelude. I will explain. First, the Asha Bhosle angle. We are coinciding two century milestones for her with this post. I wonder if the regulars have noticed that we have not be posting any Asha Bhosle songs for the past few days. Well, the reason is that Asha ji is at 2999th song on this blog, before this one. So this becomes her 3000th song being showcased here.

Ah, but wait, there is more. Asha ji is also at 1499th solo song with us. So this is now her 1500th solo on the blog. That makes today’s post a dual century milestone for her.

Before her, the two stalwart singers who have crossed these milestones are of course Lata ji and Rafi Sb.  Lata ji is currently at 3829 songs overall, and 2479 solos. Rafi sb is at the second place with 3222 songs overall and 1511 solos.

Now coming to the date, and the reason for the scramble. This is a piece of co-incidental information that Atul ji dug out yesterday. Most likely he was looking at the ten year challenge data for the BTYC 2022 series. So all it takes to guess this angle is to look at the songs posted ten years ago on 31st December 1912. The last song of that day, the New Year’s Eve of 2012, was the 7300th song on the blog. And so now, I am sure the numbers will fall in place in the minds.

Exactly ten years ago, were exactly ten thousand songs before this post. Ten years – ten thousand songs, that is a very telling achievement. Just for comparison, let’s see what came before that. From 19th July, 2008 to 31st December 2012, it is a few days less than 4 and a half years. In that period, we clocked 7300 posts. OK, so the comparison is nowhere balanced. The first 4.5 years come at an average of 1622 songs per year. And the next ten years come at an average if 1000 songs per year. That is quite a difference, which portrays the drop in the pace of posting over the years.

But in my mind, there is another very crucial observation to be made. Just in the fact of sustenance. In the known world of online blogging and entertainment and music, our blog most likely stands out as being the most consistent, the most sustained and the most continuing presence online – among the blogs that are run and managed by an individual or a small group. Yes there are other blogs that continue to thrive and continue to be regular, but they are mostly with corporate or external support and sponsorship. I am sure we all are aware of many blogs related to Indian Cinema and Hindi film songs, that we have visited over the years, but then with time, majority of them have lost steam, or slowed down. There is definitely a fatigue factor associated with this activity too. Sustaining the effort to continue is a big factor. And then, to ensure this sustenance on a day to day basis – I am confident to claim that our blog is without a peer across the wide internet.

So that is the story behind the eight posts that have been pulled together at a scramble within less than 24 hours.

Another coincidence I would like to mention here. Asha ji also figures in the 7300th post ten years ago. The song in that post is “Mohabbat Ka Haath Jawaani Ka Palla” from the 1958 film ‘Howrah Bridge’. The song is a duet by Rafi Sb and Asha ji. As noted in that post, that was the 300th duet song of this pair. Before this we were not noting and announcing century milestones for duet songs. It started with the post 7300.

And so, Asha ji then a centurion, and today too, Asha ji is a centurion.

Coming to the song in this post today. When Atul ji had sent me a query about some very special song of Asha ji for this milestone post, my mind went to this song, and for some very good reasons.

The song itself is very obscure and a rare discovery. As are many of the creations of the music director Sajjad Husain. Yes, the music for today’s song is from the mind of this genius music director, who was not given his due by the industry. The reasons can be discussed and debated, but the quality and the composition of his music cannot be. Par excellence is what comes to mind when we talk of this maverick music director.

The film is ‘Mera Shikar’ from 1973. After his 1963 venture with ‘Rustom Sohrab’, he was lost in the mists of forgotten anonymity for all of ten years. Then we see his name in this obscure and less heard of film that comes in 1973. An then it also disappears without a splash. Other than the fact that it is recorded in the Censor Board registers, and on account of that, it also appears in the Geet Kosh, no one had heard of or mentioned this film for many decades. With the coming of the internet, as access to many obscure things became easier, the aficionados started searching for lost and obscure songs of lesser heard music directors and singers and lyricists.

The difficulty with this film is that a. no gramophone records at all were made and b. the film itself is not available.

The songs of this film were presumed lost for a long time. And then they were discovered. On a spool tape. So now at least the songs are available, albeit it has been a difficult and anonymous journey.

A total of three songs are listed and identified for this film. One of the songs, in the voice of Rafi Sb, is already showcased on our blog – “Teri Mehfil Mein Aaye Hain”. This song was posted more than eleven years ago on 17th June, 2011.  The other two songs have not become available online, although they have been with private collectors for some time now. I first got these songs from my dear friend Girdhari Lal ji of Jodhpur. Then later, these songs also came to me once again thru another dear friend, Zafar Shah of Delhi. When the discussion for this post started, and my mind came to this song, I checked with Zafar Bhai, and he indicated that this song is already uploaded by him on his YouTube channel about six months ago. And so we have this song now available, to be played today as the 3000th song and 1500th solo song of Asha ji.

A vintage Sajjad creation, this song has such an endearing and yet intriguing melody. The verse lines are short and Sajjad Sb has knitted them into his music very beautifully. When we agreed to do this song for this post, I have since then heard this song repeatedly tens of times. And I am not getting tired of listening to it again and again. The rhythm and the arrangements are simply enchanting.

And then of course, the rendition by Asha ji. All I can say is – just listen to the song. And I think you will be bowled over, as I am.

The lyricist – Shakeel Nomani (or Numani) is once again a lesser known personality in the film world. He was a writer and wrote in newspapers and magazines in Urdu, Hindi and English. His name appears as the songwriter in a few films in 1950s and 60s. He wrote all the songs for four films – ‘Panchaayat’ (1958), ‘State Express’ (1961), ‘Daku Maan Singh’ (1971) and ‘Mera Shikar’ (1973). In addition he has written songs in ones and twos for the following films – ‘Sair e Paristan’(1958), ‘Lady Robinhood’ (1959), ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’ (1960), ‘Tu Nahin Aur Sahi’ (1960), ‘Flight To Assam’ (1961), ‘Reporter Raju’ (1962), and ‘Magic Carpet’ (1964). Besides writing songs, he has also appeared as an actor in about 20 films. Our blog carries 16 songs already of this lesser known writer.

Shifting gears again – it is the closing hours of the year 2022. Tomorrow will be a new day and the beginning of a New Year. For some time now, I have wondered occasionally, what does a New Year mean. As the day dawns and the sun rises, it will be a day no different than today, or any other day that we have lived through. And when we talk of New Year, there are so many occasions during the 12 months that New Year is celebrated by different societies, different groups of people on different dates. Any way, apologies, I will not continue with my tangential musings.

It is a block time of 12 months that get a new number tomorrow. Different thoughts and different people will associate different expectations and measures and resolutions and plans with this next block of 12 months. And so, wishing all good luck and happiness with all their expectations and plans in the coming year. Also wishing good health to everybody, and a contented peace of mind to go along with it.

Let’s bring on 2023.

Listen to the mesmerizing sounds of the mandolin play, as only one master of mandolin could play. That is Sajjad Husain. Listen to lilting rendition by Asha ji, as she tells about expectations and desires that rise in the mind when one is in love with another. . .

teri chaahat mein jeeyen
teri hasrat mein maren
hai ye armaan. . .

Listen to this wonderful creation – and wonder sometimes, why was this master musician always relegated to the sidelines.

Amen.

Song – Teri Chaahat Mein Jiyen, Teri Hasrat Mein Maren  (Mera Shikar) (1973) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Shakeel Numani, MD – Sajjad Husain

Lyrics

haan . . .

ho o o
teri chaahat mein jiyen
teri hasrat mein maren
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

oo oo
teri chaahat mein jiyen
teri hasrat mein maren
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

saaqiya jaam badha
saaqiya jaam badha
hum bhi hain tere deewaane. . .
lab pe hain tere afsaane. . .
hum bhi hain tere deewaane. . .
lab pe hain tere afsaane. . .
ho oo oo
justju teri rahe
aarzoo teri rahe
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

jaaneman dekh zara
jaaneman dekh zara
toote na dil ka paimaana. . .
tujhse hai rang e maikhaana. . .
toote na dil ka paimaana. . .
tujhse hai rang e maikhaana. . .
oo oo oo
yun na kar hum pe sitam
teri ulfat ki kasam
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

dil ne di aisi sada
aa aa aa
dil ne di aisi sada
aa aa aa
aayegi manzil aayegi
laayegi khushiyaan laayegi
aayegi manzil aayegi
laayegi khushiyaan laayegi
ho oo oo
saamna ho to kahen
teri nazron se piyen
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

oo oo oo
teri chaahat mein jiyen
teri hasrat mein maren
hai ye armaan
aa aa aa
o meri jaan
aa aa aa
o meri ja..aan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हाँ॰ ॰ ॰

हो ओ ओ
तेरी चाहत में जिएं
तेरी हसरत में मरें
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
तेरी चाहत में जिएं
तेरी हसरत में मरें
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

साक़िया जाम बढ़ा
साक़िया जाम बढ़ा
हम भी हैं तेरे दीवाने॰ ॰ ॰
लब पे हैं तेरे अफसाने॰ ॰ ॰
हम भी हैं तेरे दीवाने॰ ॰ ॰
लब पे हैं तेरे अफसाने॰ ॰ ॰
हो ओ ओ
जुस्तजू तेरी रहे
आरज़ू तेरी रहे
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

जानेमन देख ज़रा
जानेमन देख ज़रा
टूटे ना दिल का पैमाना॰ ॰ ॰
तुझसे है रंग ए मयखाना॰ ॰ ॰
टूटे ना दिल का पैमाना॰ ॰ ॰
तुझसे है रंग ए मयखाना॰ ॰ ॰
ओ ओ ओ
यूं ना कर हम पे सितम
तेरी उल्फ़त की क़सम
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

दिल ने दी ऐसी सदा
आ आ आ
दिल ने दी ऐसी सदा
आ आ आ
आएगी मंज़िल आएगी॰ ॰ ॰
लाएगी खुशियाँ लाएगी॰ ॰ ॰
आएगी मंज़िल आएगी॰ ॰ ॰
लाएगी खुशियाँ लाएगी॰ ॰ ॰
हो ओ ओ
सामना हो तो कहें
तेरी नज़रों से पिएं
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ ओ
तेरी चाहत में जिएं
तेरी हसरत में मरें
है ये अरमां
आ आ आ
ओ मेरी जां
आ आ आ
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰


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.

Blog Day :

5243 Post No. : 17242

The Nightingale of Punjab – the sobriquet given to her by the film industry and the media. Today, she would have completed 93 years.

Remembering the zestful singer Surinder Kaur on her birth anniversary today.

Born in Lahore in 1929, her family moved to Ghaziabad near Delhi when the Partition happened. It was the same year that she also got married. She was already a singing star in undivided Punjab, and had made her debut as  singer on the Lahore radion station in 1943. Between 1943 and 1947, she and her elder sister Prakash Kaur recorded a number of Punjabi folk song with HMV. These songs have created a genre of their own, and continue to be the gold standard in Punjabi folk music even today, more than seventy five years after being originally recorded.

Her husband, Prakash Singh Sodhi, a professor of Punjabi Literature at Delhi University was very supportive of her career as a singer, and encouraged her to go to Bombay (now Mumbai) and make a mark for herself in the Hindi film industry. She came to Bombay in 1948, and immediately got a break, with music director Ghulam Haider giving her a chance to sing three songs in the film ‘Shaheed’. During the next four years, till 1952, she recorded more than fifty four songs in Hindi films. And then took a decision to return to Delhi. The reason that was cited was a disagreement with the climate of Bombay.

She was conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Punjabi Folk Music in 1984, by the Sangeet Natak Academi, the Millennium Punjabi Singer award, and Padma Shri award in January 2006 for her contribution in Arts. The Guru Nanak Dev University conferred on her a doctorate degree in the year 2002.

Later in the year 2006, her health took a turn for the worse, and she went to United States for treatment, and to be with her daughters who are settled there. Her condition worsened and she passed away in a New Jersey hospital on 14th June, 2006. She was 77 years old.

Each of the songs that she has sung in Hindi films is a gem. The tone and character of her voice is so distinct, and her diction carries a touch of north India, and Punjab in particular. I present today this wonderful song from the 1948 film ‘Naao’. The lyrics are from the pen of DN Madhok and the music is from the mind of Gyan Dutt.

A song that tells of the state of the heart of the lady, whose beau is leaving for distant lands. The words and their rendition is simply too good –

तुम तो चले हो लगी तोड़ के
हम कित जाएँ

you are departing, breaking this alliance of hearts
alas, where can I go

 

Listen to this lovely melody, and the wonderful rendition – the voice of Surinder Kaur.

[Note: The lyrics of this song have been sent by dear Prakashchandra ji.]

Song – Tum Ho Na Ho Hamaare, Hum Ho Gaye Tumhaare (Naao) (1948) Singer – Surinder Kaur, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – Gyan Dutt

Lyrics (provided by Prakashchandra)

tum ho na ho hamaare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
tum ho na ho hamaare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
ab ho o o oo dil na dukhaana
ab ho o o oo dil na dukhaana
jaane waale pardesiya
mohe bhool na jaana
jaane waale pardesiya
mohe bhool na jaana
tum jeete hum haare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
tum jeete hum haare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
tum ho na ho hamaare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare

ae ji o ji ye adaayen na bhaayen
ae ji o ji ye adaayen na bhaayen
tum to chale ho lagi tod ke
hum kit jaayen
tum to chale ho lagi tod ke
hum kit jaayen
do nainon ke maare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
do nainon ke maare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
ab ho o o oo dil na dukhaana
jaane waale pardesiya
mohe bhool na jaana
tum jeete hum haare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
tum ho na ho hamaare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare

o ji o ji dil sataaye hum ko
o ji o ji dil sataaye hum ko
din na kisi se katey
raat ki dil se pooch lo
din na kisi se katey
raat ki dil se pooch lo
kya jaadu kar daale
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
kya jaadu kar daare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
ab ho o o oo dil na dukhaana
jaane waale pardesiya
mohe bhool na jaana
tum jeete hum haare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare
tum ho na ho hamaare
o lo ji hum ho gaye tumhaare

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तुम हो ना हो हमारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
तुम हो ना हो हमारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
अब हो ओ ओ॰॰ दिल ना दुखाना
अब हो ओ ओ॰॰ दिल ना दुखाना
जाने वाले परदेसिया
मोहे भूल ना जाना
जाने वाले परदेसिया
मोहे भूल ना जाना
तुम जीते हम हारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
तुम जीते हम हारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
तुम हो ना हो हमारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे

ए जी ओ जी ये अदाएं ना भाएँ
ए जी ओ जी ये अदाएं ना भाएँ
तुम तो चले हो लगी तोड़ के
हम कित जाएँ
तुम तो चले हो लगी तोड़ के
हम कित जाएँ
दो नैनों के मारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
दो नैनों के मारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
अब हो ओ ओ॰॰ दिल ना दुखाना
जाने वाले परदेसिया
मोहे भूल ना जाना
तुम जीते हम हारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
तुम हो ना हो हमारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे

ओ जी ओ जी दिल सताये हमको
ओ जी ओ जी दिल सताये हमको
दिन ना किसी से कटे
रात की दिल से पूछ लो
दिन ना किसी से कटे
रात की दिल से पूछ लो
क्या जादू कर डाले
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
क्या जादू कर डारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
अब हो ओ ओ॰॰ दिल ना दुखाना
जाने वाले परदेसिया
मोहे भूल ना जाना
तुम जीते हम हारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे
तुम हो ना हो हमारे
ओ लो जी हम हो गए तुम्हारे


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.

Blog Day :

5242 Post No. : 17240 Movie Count :

4642

Uma Devi the singer – most people, especially of the more recent generations may not even recognize this name. And if they are film buffs, they may surely be familiar with the comedienne Tun Tun. However, they may not connect these two names to the same person.

Remembering Uma Devi on her remembrance day today. She left this world on 24th November in the year 2003, at the age of 80.

As a singer, we see her active from 1946 to 1959. The earliest reference as a singer is from the film ‘Wamiq Azra’ of 1946. And her last singing assignment is for the 1959 films ‘Jungle King’ and ‘Hero No. 1’.

As an actress, rather as a comedienne, she started appearing on screen from the 1950 film ‘Babul’. And she continued to be active till 1990. The last film she appeared on screen is ‘Dhandhe Ki Kasam’. In the 1950s and 1960s she was quite popular presence in Hindi films. During her career she teamed with many male counterparts such as Bhagwan Dada, Agha, Sunder, Mukri, Dhumal, Johnny Walker and Keshto Mukherjee. In the span of four decades, she appeared in about 200 films.

The song that I bring on board today is from a lesser known film of 1949. The film name is ‘Sumitra’. The names of the lyricist and music director are given, however both are completely  unfamiliar. Checking through the Geet Kosh I find that this is the only film where these two names are appearing. The lyricist is KF Contractor and the music director is HD Subham. I request our more knowledgeable readers to please add more information about these artists.

This is a love song in which the lady is expressing her feelings of being completely captured by love. A rare and very less heard / unheard song.

Song – Teri Preet Ne Tadpaaya (Sumitra) (1949) Singer – Uma Devi, Lyrics – KF Contractor, MD – HD Subham

Lyrics

teri preet ne tadpaaya
teri preet ne tadpaaya
pardesiya.. mera sab kuchh chheen liya
teri preet ne tadpaaya
teri preet ne tadpaaya
pardesiya.. mera sab kuchh chheen liya

jaane kaise jeet liya o tu ne mera jiya
jaane kaise jeet liya o tu ne mera jiya
tere bina mera jiya chain nahin laage piya
tere bina mera jiya chain nahin laage piya
preet ne tadpaaya
teri preet ne tadpaaya
teri preet ne tadpaaya
pardesiya.. mera sab kuchh chheen liya

chaar aankhon ne mil kar dil se
chaar aankhon ne mil kar dil se
kar leen dil ki baaten
kar leen dil ki baaten
aao aapas mein ab to kar len
aao aapas mein ab to kar len
do dil ki mulaqaaten
aao aapas mein ab to kar len
do dil ki mulaqaaten
teri preet ne tadpaaya
teri preet ne tadpaaya
pardesiya.. mera sab kuchh chheen liya
teri preet ne tadpaaya
teri preet ne tadpaaya
pardesiya.. mera sab kuchh chheen liya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
परदेसिया॰॰ मेरा सब कुछ छीन लिया
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
परदेसिया॰॰ मेरा सब कुछ छीन लिया

जाने कैसे जीत लिए ओ तूने मेरा दिल
जाने कैसे जीत लिए ओ तूने मेरा दिल
तेरे बिना मेरा जिया चैन नहीं लागे पिया
तेरे बिना मेरा जिया चैन नहीं लागे पिया
प्रीत ने तड़पाया
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
परदेसिया॰॰ मेरा सब कुछ छीन लिया

चार आँखों ने मिल कर दिल से
चार आँखों ने मिल कर दिल से
कर लीं दिल की बातें
कर लीं दिल की बातें
आओ आपस में अब तो कर लें
आओ आपस में अब तो कर लें
दो दिल की मुलाकातें
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
परदेसिया॰॰ मेरा सब कुछ छीन लिया
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
तेरी प्रीत ने तड़पाया
परदेसिया॰॰ मेरा सब कुछ छीन लिया

 


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.

Blog Day :

5218 Post No. : 17208

Dada Burman – the senior doyen of the music directors of Indian cinema. A music director who, unlike many other music dirrctors,  maintained  consistency in his work all through his career. His fans, critics and observers of music, journalists and industry biggies – whatever they may say about his work, all agree that Sachin Da has consistently maintained a very high quality and a very high standard of his music direction work, across all his films.

Remembering SD Burman on the anniversary of his passing away – 31st October, 1975, i.e. 47 years ago.

He started his career as a singer with the Calcutta Radio Station in the late 1920s. There are some other interesting trivia about his early career which are probably not well known. That he made his debut as a singer in the New Theatres production ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1933), but the songs recorded by him were not used. They were rercorded in the voice of Pahadi Sanyal. Then in 1934, he appeared on screen in the film ‘Selima’, in which is played a role of a singer. In 1935, he made another similar on screen appearance in the Bangla film ‘Birodhi’. The same year he also sang in another Bangla film – ‘Sanjher Pidim.

Before entering the cinema world as a music director, he worked for the Bangla theatre in Calcutta, and composed music for famous plays such as ‘Sati Tirath’ and ‘Janani’. In Bangla cinema, his first film as a music director was ‘Sudurer Priye’ in 1935. In the next decade, from 1935 to 1945, he composed music for 18 Bangla films. In 1945, he moved to Bombay as the invitation of Sashadhar Mukherjee of Filmistan. In 1946, Filmistan released two films with his music – ‘Shikari’ and ‘Eight Days’. Big time success came his way the subsequent year when ‘Do Bhai’ (1947) was released. The iconic song “Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya” in the voice of Geeta Dutt became and all time great hit. And the rest, as they say, is history.

In a career that spans four decades, Sahin Da has composed music for about 110 films – both Hindi and Bangla.

Almost five decades have gone by since he bid farewell to this life. And it seems that we have not heard all of his music; that there are still more of his creations to be explored and enjoyed. As I was searching today for a song to go with this post, I stumbled upon this wonderful melody from thr 1954 film ‘Radha Krishna’. A song in the voice of Asha Bhosle, this is an exquisite piece of melody and poetry that is such a pleasing listen. After a long time I use the phrase ‘love at first listen’, as I started to hear this song for the first time, earlier in the day today.

The lyrics are wonderful poetry by Narendra Sharma. The words tell of an expected tryst between the Eternal Lovers – Radha and Krishna. The poet writes such exquisite lines – “. . .ghir ghir aayi milan yaamini, kabhi na hogi bhor. . .”. The sound of chorus is so beautifully used in this composition.

A must listen song – I am sure you will fall in love with.

Song – Neel Gagan Mein Maadal Baaje (Radha Krishna) (1954) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Narendra Sharma, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

neelgagan  mein maadal baaje
maadal baaje. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje
angnaa mein naache mor sakhi ri ali
angnaa mein naache mor. . .
ghir ghir aayi milan yamini
kabhi na hogi bhor sakhi ri ali
kabhi na hogi bhor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje

sapne mein aaye manhar saiyyan
hans kar pakdi baiyyan ho
hans kar pakdi baiyyan
laaj ke maare mar mar jaaun
padun sajan ke paiyyan
paiyyan
hans kar pakdi baiyyan
jhagad ke hum ne baanh chhudaai
angnaa ki tooti kor sakhi ri ali
angnaa ki tooti kor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje

naath kahi meri ek na maani
piya kare manmaani ho
piya kare manmaani
jitna sataaye ati mann bhaaye
reet hai ye anjaani
piya kare manmaani
pag pag par mujhe rokat mori
anchal ka pakde chhor sakhi ri ali
anchal ka pakde chhor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje

kabhi milan kabhi bichhdan waali
preet ki reet niraali ho
preet ki reet niraali
ho oo neend ke maare lag gayi akhiyaan
rooth gaye banmaali
rooth gaye banmaali. . .
jaag jaag mann bhaavan aaye
bhavnaan mein mach gaya shor sakhi ri ali
bhavnaan mein mach gaya shor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje
angnaa mein naache mor sakhi ri ali
angnaa mein naache mor. . .
ghir ghir aayi milan yamini
kabhi na hogi bhor sakhi ri ali
kabhi na hogi bhor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje. . .

maadal baaje
maadal baaje
maadal baaje
aa aaa aaa aaaa
aa aaa aaa

maadal baaje
maadal baaje
maadal baaje
aa aaa aaa aaaa
oo oo oo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नीलगगन में मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे
अंगना में नाचे मोर सखी री आली
अंगना में नाचे मोर॰ ॰ ॰
घिर घिर आई मिलन यामिनी
कभी ना होगी भोर सखी री आली
कभी ना होगी भोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे

सपने में आए मन हर सैंय्यां
हंस कर पकड़ी बैंय्यां हो
हंस कर पकड़ी बैंय्यां
लाज के मारे मर मर जाऊँ
पड़ूँ सजन के पैंय्यां
पैंय्यां
हंस कर पकड़ी बैंय्यां
झगड़ कर हमने बांह छुड़ाई
अंगना की टूटी कोर सखी री आली
अंगना की टूटी कोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे

नाथ कही मेरी एक ना मानी
पिया करे मनमानी हो
पिया करे मनमानी
जितना सताये अति मन भाए
रीत है ये अनजानी
पिया करे मनमानी
पग पग पर मुझे रोकत मोरे
अंचल का पकड़े छोर सखी री आली
अंचल का पकड़े छोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे

कभी मिलन कभी बिछड़न वाली
प्रीत की रीत निराली हो
प्रीत की रीत निराली
हो ओ
नींद के मारे लग गई अखियां
रूठ गए बनमाली
रूठ गए बनमाली॰ ॰ ॰
जाग जाग मन भावन आए
भवनां में मच गया शोर सखी री आली
भवनां में मच गया शोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे
अंगना में नाचे मोर सखी री आली
अंगना में नाचे मोर॰ ॰ ॰
घिर घिर आई मिलन यामिनी
कभी ना होगी भोर सखी री आली
कभी ना होगी भोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे॰ ॰ ॰

मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ

मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे
आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ


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

Blog Day :

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.

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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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5095 Post No. : 17026 Movie Count :

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.

Blog Day :

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.

Blog Day :

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


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