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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3595 Post No. : 14348

Missing Films of 1960s – 71
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Although into the seventies now, in terms of songs covered in this series, still there is a lot more to cover. Many more films from the 1960s are still waiting for their debut here on our blog.

Today’s film is ‘Sakhi Lutera’ from 1969. As discussed in some earlier post, the word ‘sakhi‘ here is not the Hindi word with the meaning – a lady friend. The word in the film title is an Urdu word that means – generous, munificent, a person who is liberal in giving to others. As you may be already guessing, and rightly so, this film is about the legendary thief Robin Hood, who steals from the rich and distributes to the poor.

In the annals of Hindi films, there are many films made on this legend. There is ‘Sakhi Lutera’ in 1934, then again in 1955 and then this one in 1969. We also have ‘Adventures of Robin Hood’ in 1965 and then ‘Sakhi Robin’ in 1962. There may be more, I have done a quick search to locate these films.

This film is produced under the banner of Shahnaaz Films, Bombay and is directed by Rustom B Irani. The cast of this film is listed as Azad, Tabassum, Hercules, Chandrakala, Sheikh, Jaani Babu, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Ram Raseela, Habeeb, Sushma, Heeru Anand, Heera Sawant, Malik, Eruch Tarapur, Desai, Pintu, Toto, Haroon, Shafi, Daud, and Muhammad Sandow etc.

Geet Kosh lists 6 songs for this film. All songs are written by Aziz Ghaazi and the music is composed by BN Bali (aka Baldev Nath Bali). This song is sung by Krishna Kalle. On screen we see a very young Tabassum singing this song and trying to woo Azaad, who plays the role of Robin Hood. One of the films for which the video is available in public domain.

Enjoy this lovely song.

Song – Socha Hai Tum Se Pyaar Karun, Kya Khyaal Hai  (Sakhi Lutera) (1969) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Aziz Ghaazi, MD – BN Bal

Lyrics

socha hai tum se pyaar karun
kya khyaal hai
kaho ji
kya khyaal hai
socha hai tum se pyaar karun
kya khyaal hai
kaho ji
kya khyaal hai

dil mein sama ke rehte ho
nazron se door door
ek baar muskura ke idhar
dekh lo huzoor
kadmon pe dil nisaar karun
kya khyaal hai
kaho ji
kya khyaal hai
socha hai tum se pyaar karun
kya khyaal hai
kaho ji
kya khyaal hai

tabeer kya ye sach hai
mohabbat ke khwaab ki
jo kuchh bata rahi hain
nigaahen janaab ki
main in ka aitbaar karun
kya khyaal hai
kaho ji
kya khyaal hai
socha hai tum se pyaar karun
kya khyaal hai
kaho ji
kya khyaal hai

maine to tum ko chaaha sanam
dil aur jaan se
hasrat yahi hai keh do kabhi
tum bhi zubaan se
kab tak ye intezaar karun
kya khyaal hai
kaho ji
kya khyaal hai
socha hai tum se pyaar karun
kya khyaal hai
kaho ji
kya khyaal hai

kaho bhi na. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सोचा है तुमसे प्यार करूँ
क्या ख्याल है
कहो जी
क्या ख्याल है
सोचा है तुमसे प्यार करूँ
क्या ख्याल है
कहो जी
क्या ख्याल है

दिल में समा के रहते हो
नज़रों से दूर दूर
एक बार मुस्कुरा के इधर
देख लो हुज़ूर
कदमों पे दिल निसार करूँ
क्या ख्याल है
कहो जी
क्या ख्याल है
सोचा है तुमसे प्यार करूँ
क्या ख्याल है
कहो जी
क्या ख्याल है

ताबीर क्या ये सच है
मोहब्बत के ख्वाब की
जो कुछ बता रही हैं
निगाहें जनाब की
मैं इनका एतबार करूँ
क्या ख्याल है
कहो जी
क्या ख्याल है
सोचा है तुमसे प्यार करूँ
क्या ख्याल है
कहो जी
क्या ख्याल है

मैंने तो तुमको चाहा सनम
दिल और जान से
हसरत यही है कह दो कभी
तुम भी ज़ुबान से
कब तक ये इंतज़ार करूँ
क्या ख्याल है
कहो जी
क्या ख्याल है
सोचा है तुमसे प्यार करूँ
क्या ख्याल है
कहो जी
क्या ख्याल है

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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3595 Post No. : 14347

20th May was the 34th remembrance day for Hansraj Behl, the composer emeritus of Hindi films.

In the history of Hindi cinema, only two music directors have had the distinction of being addressed as Master ji. The first one was Ghulam Haider Sb. Hansraj Behl was only the second music director to be so addressed. Maybe one of the reasons is that he always encouraged, mentored and promoted new artists. Many a singers and some music directors were given their debut breaks by him. Asha Bhosle and Madhubala Jhaveri started their singing careers under the baton of Hansraj Behl, and Bulo C Rani worked as assistant with him before getting independent assignments.

As I searched the web for information, I came across this wonderfully detailed piece at apnaarchives.com which lists a number of golden hits that he has composed in the 1940s and 1950s, including some of the seminal hits of singers like Mukesh, Rafi, Lata and others that really helped to build their careers.

For today’s remembrance, I present this lovely song of coming of age and a young heart pining for her lover. The singer of this delightful song from the 1946 film ‘Gwaalan’ is Susheela Rani – a name that may not be entirely unknown to the readers, but also not too familiar though. Regulars will recognize this name as the lady who started off as the secretary to Baburao Patel, the vitriolic editor of the famous film magazine ‘Film India’, and very quickly graduated to be his third wife. A lady of substance and caliber, she was actively involved in managing the publishing process for the magazine, and eventually the entire publishing and business empire of her husband.

As a part of their business run, Baburao Patel produced and directed two films also. The first was ‘Draupadi’ in 1943 and the second was ‘Gwaalan’ in 1946. Susheela Rani played the female lead in both these films, garnering some critical acclaim for her portrayal of the complex role  of ‘Draupadi’.

The other members of the star cast of the film ‘Gwaalan’ include Trilok Kapoor, Bipin Gupta, Madhuri, Sheikh Hasan, Bikram Kapoor, David, Noorjahan, Master Ratan, Shanta Kumari, Nagendra, Pandit Iqbal, Yusuf, Altaf Hussain, and Karan Singh etc. The film has 10 songs, all written by Pt Indra., and the music is by Hansraj Behl. The singing voice is that of Susheela Rani herself, singing her own songs in the film.

A beautiful rendition of a song of love indeed. Listen and enjoy.

[Ed Note: The song is uploaded on YT by our very own Sadanand ji.]

Song – Gulnaar Joban Raar Machaaye Galiyan Maa  (Gwaalan) (1946) Singer – Susheela Rani, Lyrics – Pandit Indra, MD – Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

gulnaar joban raar machaaye galiyan ma
oo galiyan ma
gulnaar joban raar machaaye galiyan ma
oo galiyan ma

main matwaali
bholi bhaali
main matwaali bholi bhaali
pardesi ki naar
naar
pardesi ki naar
main to akeli
haaye saheli
main to akeli haaye saheli
joban de lalkaar
ji haan
joban de lalkaar
gulnaar joban raar machaaye galiyan ma
oo galiyan ma
gulnaar joban raar machaaye galiyan ma
oo galiyan ma

saanjh savere
here phere
piya rahe us paar
ji haan
piya rahe us paar
chhalke dhalke
bhari gagriya
chhalke dhalke bhari gagriya
jaise nain hamaar
haan haan
jaise nain hamaar
gulnaar joban raar machaaye galiyan ma
oo galiyan ma
gulnaar joban raar machaaye galiyan ma
oo galiyan ma

saawan aaya
aa jaa saajan
saawan aaya aa jaa saajan
kehlan ki din chaar
ji haan
kehlan ki din chaar
sakhiyan se bach bach ke kar lo
chori chori pyaar
haaye chori chori pyaar
gulnaar joban raar machaaye galiyan ma
oo galiyan ma
gulnaar joban raar machaaye galiyan ma
oo galiyan ma

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गुलनार जोबन राड़ मचाये गलियन मा
ओ ओ गलियन मा
गुलनार जोबन राड़ मचाये गलियन मा
ओ ओ गलियन मा

मैं मतवाली
भोली भाली
मैं मतवाली भोली भाली
परदेसी की नार
नार
परदेसी की नार
मैं तो अकेली
हाय सहेली
मैं तो अकेली हाय सहेली
जोबन दे ललकार
जी हाँ
जोबन दे ललकार
गुलनार जोबन राड़ मचाये गलियन मा
ओ ओ गलियन मा
गुलनार जोबन राड़ मचाये गलियन मा
ओ ओ गलियन मा

साँझ सवेरे
हेरे फेरे
पिया रहे उस पार
जी हाँ
पिया रहे उस पार
छलके ढलके
भरी गगरिया
छलके ढलके भरी गगरिया
जैसे नैन हमार
हाँ हाँ
जैसे नैन हमार
गुलनार जोबन राड़ मचाये गलियन मा
ओ ओ गलियन मा
गुलनार जोबन राड़ मचाये गलियन मा
ओ ओ गलियन मा

सावन आया
आ जा साजन
सावन आया आ जा साजन
खेलन के दिन चार
जी हाँ
खेलन के दिन चार
सखियों से बच बच के कर लो
चोरी चोरी प्यार
हाय चोरी चोरी प्यार
गुलनार जोबन राड़ मचाये गलियन मा
ओ ओ गलियन मा
गुलनार जोबन राड़ मचाये गलियन मा
ओ ओ गलियन मा


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3592 Post No. : 14344

Today is the birth anniversary of playback singer Madhubala Jhaveri. She was born this day in 1935.

Madhubala was born into a musically inclined family of renowned artists. Her mother, Smt Hirabai Jhaveri and her aunt Smt Sharmila Margaonkar, were both well known singers, and often performed on All India Radio. Although brought up in an atmosphere of music, she was initially not inclined to pursue it as a career. In fact after her matriculation, she joined the JJ School of Arts, deciding for herself that the devotion and time required for classical music training was not what she wanted. But the fate had planned otherwise. In a chance encounter, music director Hansraj Behl heard her sing in a private gathering, and was immediately attracted to her voice. He was searching for a new voice to sing for him in his upcoming film ‘Apni Izzat’ (1952). He invited her to sing for this film.

Her debut was very impressive, and the industry immediately took notice of her. It is said that at that time, the refrain that was expressed in the media was, that “. . .another Lata has been born”. She had an active singing career during the decade of 1950s, and worked with many mainstream music directors of that era. Her voice was termed as sweet and pleasing, and her diction and articulation was wonderful. However, her voice could not sustain the higher octaves, somewhat limiting her range. Her voice was considered a perfect foil for Talat Mehmood, and she has rendered many memorable duets with him.

Her career faded away in the early 1960s. After a couple of renditions in 1961, we then hear her voice  for one last time in the 1968 film ‘London Express’ (no records available in public domain so far). After being in oblivion for almost four and a half decades, she passed away on Sep 11th in 2013.

The song I have selected for today’s remembrance is a solo from the 1952 film ‘Raajrani Damyanti’. The music is by Avinash Vyas and the words are written by Neelkanth Tiwari.

The film is a mythological offering from the banner of Roopkamal Chitra, Bombay. It is produced by Mahipatrai Shah and Anoop Chand Shah, and is directed by Raje Nene. The main cast of actors includes Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Usha Kiran, Vikas, Baby Tabassum, Ratan Kumar, Prakash, Basant Kanse, Shakeela, Shakuntala, Uma Devi, Yashwant Dave, and Ram Singh amongst others.

This song is a lovely expression of a heart in love, inviting the moon and the stars to come and light up the life. The words by Neelkanth Tiwari evoke a very romantic ambience. It is a wonderful pleasure to listen to this song.

There is one word in the second antaraa that I am not able to decipher. I request other readers and friends with keener ears to please help identify the missing word.

[Author’s Note: The above article is adapted using reference material from Cineplot and activeindiatv.com.]

 

Song – Chamak Rahe Taarey  (Raajrani Damyanti) (1952) Singer – Madhubala Jhaveri, Lyrics – Neelkanth Tiwari, MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

chamak rahe taare
aadhe tumhaare piya
aadhe hamaare
chamak rahe taare
aadhe tumhaare piya
aadhe hamaare

poonam ke chaand
poonam ke chaand muskuraate chalo
meri raaton ko chaandni banaate chalo
poonam ke chaand muskuraate chalo
meri raaton ko chaandni banaate chalo
preet meri aankhon mein aa ke pukaare
aadhe tumhaare piya
aadhe hamaare
chamak rahe taare
aadhe tumhaare piya
aadhe hamaare

meethe meethe sapnon ki chhoti si naao
meethe meethe sapnon ki chhoti si naao
chali chal
chali chal tu lehron pe
dhar dhar ke paaon
chali chal tu lehron pe
dhar dhar ke paaon
lehren bhi gaati hain gal bainyaan daale
aadhe tumhaare piya
aadhe hamaare
chamak rahe taare
aadhe tumhaare piya
aadhe hamaare

door mat hona kabhi praanon ke pyaare
door mat hona kabhi praanon ke pyaare
phool hon hamaare
aur charan tumhaare
phool hon hamaare
aur charan tumhaare
bol rahe sarita ke donon kinaare
aadhe tumhaare piya
aadhe hamaare
chamak rahe taare
aadhe tumhaare piya
aadhe hamaare

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चमक रहे तारे
आधे तुम्हारे पिया
आधे हमारे
चमक रहे तारे
आधे तुम्हारे पिया
आधे हमारे

पूनम के चाँद
पूनम के चाँद मुसकुराते चलो
मेरी रातों को चाँदनी बनाते चलो
पूनम के चाँद मुसकुराते चलो
मेरी रातों को चाँदनी बनाते चलो
प्रीत मेरी आँखों में आके पुकारे
आधे तुम्हारे पिया
आधे हमारे
चमक रहे तारे
आधे तुम्हारे पिया
आधे हमारे

मीठे मीठे सपनों की छोटी सी नाव
मीठे मीठे सपनों की छोटी सी नाव
चली चल
चली चल तू लहरों पे
धर धर के पाँव
चली चल तू लहरों पे
धर धर के पाँव
लहरें भी गाती हैं गल बइंयाँ डाले
आधे तुम्हारे पिया
आधे हमारे
चमक रहे तारे
आधे तुम्हारे पिया
आधे हमारे

दूर मत होना कभी प्राणों के प्यारे
दूर मत होना कभी प्राणों के प्यारे
फूल हों हमारे
और चरण तुम्हारे
फूल हों हमारे
और चरण तुम्हारे
बोल रहे सरिता के दोनों किनारे
आधे तुम्हारे पिया
आधे हमारे
चमक रहे तारे
आधे तुम्हारे पिया
आधे हमारे


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3588 Post No. : 14341

झर गए पात
बिसर गई टहनी॰ ॰ ॰

One of his most well known poems. It tells of the in depth vision of this poet’s mind that has explore the sensitivities of the human mind and this existence. He passed away day before yesterday, on a Sunday afternoon. Went in for a post lunch nap, never to rise again – as simple as that. He was 87.

Born as Nandram Das Bairagi on 10th February, 1931, in Rampura village of district Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, he had a penchant for writings songs and poems right from his teen years. The manner in which he strung together his verses, and then the way in which he presented them, made him a popular poet at kavi sammelans and cultural programs. People were drawn to this very young man whose words of romanticism, and the social and philosophical messaging brought him to limelight quite early in life. Once at such a gathering, the local candidate for an upcoming election anointed him with the name ‘Balkavi’, and this name then became his signature for life. [This episode is attributed to Kailashnath Katju, a candidate belonging to the Congress party.]

The association with this political outfit became stronger as he moved into election politics. In 1968 he was elected to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. He won again in 1980, and was a minister in the cabinet till 1984. From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the Lok Sabha. After this, he was also a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004.

In his heydays, he wrote occasional songs for films, in the decades of 1960s and 1970s. His first film as a songwriter is ‘Gogola’ from 1966. The duet “Zara Keh Do Fizaaon Se Hamen Itna Sataayen Na. . .” became quite popular. Not only had he the ability to write such romantic verses, but also to create such comedy songs as “Bori Bunder Se Borivali, Dekh Li Maine Gali Gali”, also from the same film.  He has written about 40 songs for the following films (as per Geet Kosh listings),

  • Gogola (1966)
  • Do Boond Paani (1971)
  • Reshma Aur Shera (1971)
  • Veer Chhatrsaal (1971)
  • Achhaa Bura (1972)
  • Kshitij (1974)
  • Rani Aur Lalpari (1975)
  • Jaadu Tona (1977)
  • Pal Do Pal Ka Saath (1978)
  • Azaadi Pachchees Baras Ki (UR)
  • Chautha Paalna (UR)
  • Mausam Badla Hai (UR)

His best known and most popular creation is “Tu Chanda Main Chaandni. . .” from ‘Reshma Aur Shera’, that is tuned by Jaidev. In ‘Veer Chhatrasaal’, he worked with SN Tripathi and in ‘Rani Aur Lalpari’, he teamed up with Vasant Desai. His verses from ‘Veer Chhatrasaal’ are poetic gems – “Nimbuwa Pe Aao Mere Ambuba Pe Aao…”, “Gauri Raat Guzaar Do Kar Chakvi Se Baat…”, and “Jaga Rahe Ghanghor Nagaade Bula Rahi Hai Ranbheri…”. His songs in the normal B grade horror film ‘Jaadu Tona’ are way beyond the quality of the film – “Har Sannata Kuchh Kehta Hai, Har Khamoshi Kuchh Gaati Hai. . .” and “Saanwri Saloni Jamna Ka Jeevan, Ganga Ki Umar Paaye Tu. . .”.

Today I present this unusual philosophical song of love from the film ‘Jaadu Tona’ (1977). The music is composed by Hemant Bhosle. The singing voices are of Yesudas and Asha Bhosle. A poignant and curious exchange on the topic of love, that talks not of birds and roses, but tells the tales of silences and the conversations of mind. Well composed in a slow pace for the mood of the song, and equally well rendered by Asha ji and Yesudas.

Bidding goodbye to the poet of simple verses and deep insights. RIP Balkavi Bairaagi ji.

झर गए पात
बिसर गई टहनी
करूण कथा जग से क्या कहनी॰ ॰ ॰

[Ed Note: This song replaces the earlier posted song at this post no. – “Andhe Safar Mein Hum Bhi Tum Bhi”. The earlier song was duplicated, having already been posted before.]

Song – Har Sannaata Kuchh Kehta Hai  (Jaadu Tona) (1977) Singer – Yesudas, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Balkavi Bairaagi, MD – Hemant Bhosle
Yesudas + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai
kuchh awaazen aisi bhi hain
jo mann hi mann takraati hain
har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai
kuchh awaazen aisi bhi hain
jo mann hi mann takraati hain
har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai

wo sapnon mein bhi aate hain
to khushboo si chhaa jaati hai
us waqt ka aalam kya hoga
jab baahon mein aa jaayenge
andaaz lagaane waale hi
andaaz lagaaya karte hain
aksar gumsum sapne hi
awaaz lagaaya karte hain
har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai
kuchh awaazen aisi bhi hain
jo mann hi mann takraati hain
har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai

is aag se jo takraata hai
ye aag usey pee jaati hai
is aag ko jo pee jaata hai
kehte hain khuda ho jaata hai
do chaar gunaahon ki hasrat
chhoti si tamanna maafi ki
insaan hi rehne do mujhko
mujhko na khuda kehlaana hai
jab sannaate kuchh kehte hain
jab khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai
kehte hain khuda ki haalat bhi
kuchh aisi hi ho jaati hai
jab sannaate kuchh kehte hain
jab khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हर सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है
कुछ आवाज़ें ऐसी भी हैं
जो मन ही मन टकराती हैं
हर सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है
कुछ आवाज़ें ऐसी भी हैं
जो मन ही मन टकराती हैं
हर सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है

वो सपनों में भी आते हैं
तो खुशबू सी छा जाती है
उस वक़्त का आलम क्या होगा
जब बाहों में आ जाएंगे
अंदाज़ लगाने वाले ही
अंदाज़ लगाया करते हैं
अक्सर गुमसुम सपने ही
आवाज़ लगाया करते हैं
सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है
कुछ आवाज़ें ऐसी भी हैं
जो मन ही मन टकराती हैं
हर सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है

इस आग से जो टकराता है
ये आग उसे पी जाती है
इस आग को जो पी जाता है
कहते हैं खुदा हो जाता है
दो चार गुनाहों की हसरत
छोटी सी तमन्ना माफी की
इन्सान ही रहने दो मुझको
मुझको खुदा ना कहलाना है
जब सन्नाटे कुछ कहते हैं
जब खामोशी कुछ गाती है
कहते हैं खुदा की हालत भी
कुछ ऐसी ही हो जाती है
जब सन्नाटे कुछ कहते हैं
जब खामोशी कुछ गाती है


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3586 Post No. : 14339

Today, May 13th, is the remembrance day of the famous Bangla singer, Utpala Sen.

Utpala’s career has primarily been associated with the Bangla cinema. Her participation in Hindi cinema is limited to less than twenty songs in about 11 films, during the years spanning the mid 1940s to mid 1950s. A large portion of her songs in Hindi cinema have been rendered under the music direction of Pankaj Mullick.

Utpala Sen was born on 12th March, 1924, in Dhaka (now in Bangladesh). Her first performance was at the age of 11, when she sang for the Dhaka radio station. In the early 1940s, her family migrated to Calcutta, and she joined the radio station in this city. In 1944, she made her debut in the cinema with the New Theatres film ‘Meri Behen’, and also began her career in Bangla cinema shortly thereafter. She continued to sing for Hindi films till about 1955, after which she concentrated on Bangla cinema only. She passed away this day in 2005, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

The song presented today is a duet from the film ‘Jhoothi Kasmen’ of 1948. This film is directed by a familiar name in Hindi cinema – HS Rawail. He directed this film for his own production company – Rawail Productions. The star cast of this film listed as Ramola, Robin Majumdar, Heeralal, Rooplekha, Sundar, Ridku, Iftikhar, Prem Kumari, and Manorama etc.

The film has 11 songs listed. Names of two songwriters are listed – Jameel Mazhari and GA Chisti. However, the specifics of which writer wrote which songs is not given. Music direction is by GA Chisti. Looking at the cast of actors, since Robin Mazumdar is listed as an actor, it can be safely surmised that he is singing playback for himself. In that case, it appears that this song would have been picturized on Robin Mazumdar and Ramola. Utpala is most likely singing playback for Ramola.

The song is a light hearted exchange of love between two young lovers, proclaiming that they belong to each other for life. A delightful composition that attracts the mind. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Hum Hain Tumhare Ji, Tum Ho Hamare Ji  (Jhoothi Kasmen) (1948) Singer – Utpala Sen, Robin Mazumdar, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – GA Chisti
Both

Lyrics

hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji
hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji
dono hain roshan sitaare ji
pyaare ji
dono hain roshan sitaare ji
pyaare ji
hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji

din hain bahaar ke
hansne ke pyaare ke
din hain bahaar ke
hansne ke pyaare ke
zulfen sanwaar ke
ghunghat utaar ke
zulfen sanwaar ke
ghunghat utaar ke
karti chalo tum ishaare ji
pyaare ji
karti chalo tum ishaare ji
pyaare ji
hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji
dono hain roshan sitaare ji
pyaare ji
dono hain roshan sitaare ji
pyaare ji
hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji

dil se dil jod ke
jaana na chhod ke
dil se dil jod ke
jaana na chhod ke
hum hain mohabbat ke maare ji
pyaare ji
hum hain mohabbat ke maare ji
pyaare ji
hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji
dono hain roshan sitaare ji
pyaare ji
dono hain roshan sitaare ji
pyaare ji
hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji

haathon mein haath hai
jeevan ka saath hai
haathon mein haath hai
jeevan ka saath hai
tum ho hamaare sahaare ji
pyaare ji
tum ho hamaare sahaare ji
pyaare ji
hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji
dono hain roshan sitaare ji
pyaare ji
dono hain roshan sitaare ji
pyaare ji
hum hain tumhare ji
tum ho hamaare ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी
हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी
दोनों हैं रोशन सितारे जी
प्यारे जी
दोनों हैं रोशन सितारे जी
प्यारे जी
हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी

दिन हैं बहार के
हंसने के प्यार के
दिन हैं बहार के
हंसने के प्यार के
ज़ुल्फें संवार के
घूँघट उतार के
ज़ुल्फें संवार के
घूँघट उतार के
करती चलो तुम इशारे जी
प्यारे जी
करती चलो तुम इशारे जी
प्यारे जी
हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी
दोनों हैं रोशन सितारे जी
प्यारे जी
दोनों हैं रोशन सितारे जी
प्यारे जी
हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी

दिल से दिल जोड़ के
जाना ना छोड़ के
दिल से दिल जोड़ के
जाना ना छोड़ के
हम हैं मोहब्बत के मारे जी
प्यारे जी
हम हैं मोहब्बत के मारे जी
प्यारे जी
हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी
दोनों हैं रोशन सितारे जी
प्यारे जी
दोनों हैं रोशन सितारे जी
प्यारे जी
हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी

हाथों में हाथ है
जीवन का साथ है
हाथों में हाथ है
जीवन का साथ है
तुम हो हमारे सहारे जी
प्यारे जी
तुम हो हमारे सहारे जी
प्यारे जी
हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी
दोनों हैं रोशन सितारे जी
प्यारे जी
दोनों हैं रोशन सितारे जी
प्यारे जी
हम हैं तुम्हारे जी
तुम हो हमारे जी


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3585 Post No. : 14337

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 67#
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On our blog we have a ‘category’ of ‘songs excluded from movie’, and so far, seventy-nine songs have been posted/included in this category of songs. Today I present a song from the movie ‘Kaalaa Pathhar’ (1979), which belongs to this category.

I vaguely remember to have watched this movie in theatre when I must be 11/12 years old. Thereafter just six-seven years back I got its DVD from an online store to enjoy the movie again and revive the nostalgia. But, I was aware of the today’s song many years before, or exactly since 1991 when I got recorded this movie’s songs from the LP record, for my choice compilation of ‘Daag-Deewaar-Kaalaa Pathhar’ songs in a 90 min cassette.

‘Kaalaa Patthar’ was directed by Yash Chopra for his home productions Yashraj Films, Bombay. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 09.08.1979.

Its cast holds a ‘galaxy of stars’ which includes Shashi Kapoor, Rakhi Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Prem Chopra, Parikshit Sahni, Romesh Sharma and Poonam Dhillon (in special appearance), Manmohan Krishna, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Satyen Kappu, Yunus Parvez, Geeta Siddharth, Gautam Sarin, Sharat Saxena, Mac Mohan, Sudesh Mahaan, Sudhir Dalvi, Sudha Chopra, Harish, Mohan Sheri, Vikas Anand, Jagdish Raj, Suresh Oberoi, Prem Sagar, Pardesi, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ashok Razdan and many others.

This movie has six songs, penned by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed by Rajesh Roshan. Interesting to note that the background music for this movie is by Salil Chaudhary. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Mohd Rafi, Pamela Chopra, S.K. Mahan, and Usha Mangeshkar have given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far, three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog, and the song being presented today is the fourth song from this movie to appear on our blog. The previous posted song of this movie appeared on the blog on 24.05.2012. Wow. . . six years wait to get to the next song. 🙂

Today’s song is written by Sahir Ludhianvi and thus this is the third song of Sahir Ludhianvi which I am able to share here under the category of ‘songs excluded from movie’, the earlier two being, Kya Tum Wahi Ho – from ‘Mann Ki Aankhen’ (1970) and Ja Ri Behna Jaa Tu Apne Ghar Ja from ‘Trishul’ (1978).

The other Sahir songs which were excluded from movies, and which have been posted on the blog so far are also listed here – Rut Phire Par Din Hamaare – from ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), Yoon Hi Dil Ne Chaaha Tha Rona Rulaanaa – from ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963) and Saajan Bin Neend Naa Aawe – from ‘Munimji’ (1955).

HFGK Vol- V doesn’t mention anything about ‘exclusion’ of this song from the movie. I would request knowledgeable readers to share information if any they have about this song please.

 Let us now enjoy the today’s song, which I do like very much. 🙂

 Mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke. . .

Song – Mujhe Pyaar Ka Tohfa De Ke (Kaala Pathhar) (1979) Singer – Usha Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke
tapti baahon mein leke
mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke
tapti baahon mein le ke
meri har saans mein pyaas jagaa di
tumne ae kya kiya

he ae

tumne itna uksaaya
dil roke ruk na paaya
tumne itna uksaaya
dil roke ruk na paaya
mere ehsaas mein aag lagaa di
tumne kya kiya

ek chhed thhi wo yunhi si
tum jisko haqeeqat samjhe
ae ae ae ae
jab chhed na thhamne paayi
ham usko mohabbat samjhe
ho o
o o
us chhed ke sadke jaayen
jis chhed se tumko paayen
us chhed ke sadke jaayen
jis chhed se tumko paayen
zaraa si chhed ne baat banaa di
tumne ae kya kiya

dil ik din to jaana thhaa
hamne socha jaane do
ho o o
o o
haaye
is dil ko thhaam ke rakkho
itna na lehraane do
o o
o o
ye dil kab lehraata thha
har ik se katraata thha
ye dil kab lehraata thha
har ik se katraata thha
tumhi ne mel ki raah sujhaa di
tumne kya kiya

o ho ho ho ho
aa aa aa aa
o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa

thhamne do meri dhadkan
aisi bhi kya wahshat hai
ae ae ae ae
hamne apni keh di hai
tum bolo kya niyat hai
ho o
o o
bolun to kaise bolun
dil apna kaise kholun
bolun to kaise bolun
dil apna kaise kholun
mere hothon pe mohar lagaa di
tumne kya kiya

mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke
tapti baahon mein le ke
mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke
tapti baahon mein le ke
meri har saans mein pyaas jagaa di
tumne ae kya kiya

he ae ae

tumne itna uksaaya
dil roke ruk na paaya
tumne itna uksaaya
dil roke ruk na paaya
mere ehsaas mein aag lagaa di
tumne kya kiya

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मुझे प्यार का तोहफा दे के
तपती बाहों में लेके
मुझे प्यार का तोहफा दे के
तपती बाहों में लेके
मेरी हर साँस में प्यास जगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया आ

हे ए ए ए

तुमने इतन उकसाया
दिल रोके रुक ना पाया
तुमने इतन उकसाया
दिल रोके रुक ना पाया
मेरे एहसास में आग लगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया

इक छेड़ थी वो यूंही सी ई
तुम जिसको हकीकत समझे
ए ए ए ए ए ए
जब छेड़ न थमने पायी ई
हम उसको मोहब्बत समझे
हो ओ ओ ओ
उस छेड़ के सदके जाएँ
जिस छेड़ से तुमको पायें
उस छेड़ के सदके जाएँ
जिस छेड़ से तुमको पायें
ज़रा सी छेड़ ने बात बना दी
तुमने ए क्या किया

दिल एक दिन तो जाना था
हमने सोचा जाने दो
हो ओ ओ
हो हाए ए
इस दिल को थाम के रखो
इतना ना लहराने दो
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ये दिल कब लहराता था
हर इक से कतराता था
ये दिल कब लहराता था
हर इक से कतराता था
तुम्ही ने मेल कि राह सुझा दी
तुमने क्या किया

ओ हो हो हो हो
आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ

थमने दो मेरी धड़कन
ऐसी भी या वहशत है
ए ए ए ए
हमने अपनी कह दी है
तुम बोलो क्या नियत है
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
बोलूं तो कैसे बोलूं
दिल अपना कैसे खोलूं
बोलूं तो कैसे बोलूं
दिल अपना कैसे खोलूं
मेरे होंठों पे मोहर लगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया

मुझे प्यार का तोहफा दे के
तपती बाहों में लेके
मुझे प्यार का तोहफा दे के
तपती बाहों में लेके
मेरी हर साँस में प्यास जगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया आ

हे ए ए ए
तुमने इतन उकसाया
दिल रोके रुक ना पाया
तुमने इतन उकसाया
दिल रोके रुक ना पाया
मेरे एहसास में आग लगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3566 Post No. : 14295

Missing Films of 1960s – 66
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Nightingale of the South – Janakiamma turns 80 today – a grand and a fabulous milestone in of itself. Hearty greetings and best wishes for a very Happy Birthday to her.

Within those eighty years, there lies a sustained joyful journey of musical accomplishments that has lasted for six decades. Last year (2017), she announced her retirement from active singing career – hanging up the microphone after having sung a phenomenal number of songs ( ~ 48,000 by some estimates) in almost 20 different languages.

Sistla Shreerammoorthy Janaki was born this day in 1938 in the village of Pallapatla in Guntur district in what used be part of the Madras Presidency during the British rule. Now, her birthplace lies in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Her musical journey starts very early – at the young age of three, when she started her training under Sree Paidiswamy. A knowledgeable teacher, Sree Paidiswamy strengthened her musical talents and nurtured her interests over the childhood years. When she was in her late teens, her uncle and mentor, Dr. Chandrashekar, advised her to move to Madras (now Chennai) and facilitated her association with the AVM Studios. In 1957, AVM’s music director T. Chalapati Rao, offered Janaki her first break to sing in a Tamil film ‘Vidhiyin Vilayattu’. The Telugu film ‘MLA’ was her second assignment, in which she also acted.

From this first stepping stone, the story of her career is a rising graph, being very soon acknowledged as one of the top playback singers in the film industries of the South. Over the decades, she has worked with almost all the mainstream music directors and has long working relationships with the likes of Illyaraja, GK Venkatesh, MS Vishwanathan, KV Mahadevan, V Kumar, Rajan Nagendra and Shankar Ganesh, amongst many others.

Through the decades of 1960s, 70s and onwards, the list of her popular songs, and the list of awards and honors, is too copious to be covered in a single post. She has won the top National Award for the best female playback singer four times. She was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. And as stated, the list of other regional honors and awards is simply too long.

As I checked through the Geet Kosh, I find that from 1960 to 1980, her name is listed against 38 songs in Hindi films. Of course she continued to sing for Hindi films after 1980 also, just that I am not able to present those numbers.

For today’s celebratory honors, I present this wonderful melody from the 1964 film ‘Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamaara’. Not much information is available about the film. The production company is Movie Mandir of Bombay. Names of producer, director and cast of actors, are not available. Geet Kosh has listing of four songs, with the indication that there might be more. The name of the lyricist is indicated as Shrivas, and the music directors are Gandharva-Ghantashala.

Regarding the lyrics, one may find that the words are occasionally set somewhat awkwardly, almost as if forcing them together in a pattern. With some hind sight about songs from Hindi films that were remakes of, or dubbed from South Indian films, I can say that I have seen this pattern recur in some other Hindi films also. The thing is that the producers would try to retain the music of the songs, because they were popular in their original settings. So, in the Hindi remakes or dubbed versions, they would get the lyrics re-written in Hindi, force fitting them to the tune of the original regional language song. Another sampler is the songs of film ‘Baghdad’ of 1961.

On our blog, we have five songs sung by Janakiamma. Four of these are from the decade of 1980s and one is from a film from 1960. Just underscoring what I stated earlier, that she has been active in the Hindi film industry in the later decades also.

With this song, the film ‘Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamaara’ makes its debut on our blog today.

And once again, Happy Birthday greetings to Janakiamma, with lots of best wishes for good health and comfort, and wishing many happy returns of this celebration in her life.

Song – Waadi Ka Samaa  (Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamaara) (1964) Singer – S Janaki, Lyrics – Shrivas, MD – Gandharva-Ghantasaala

Lyrics

waadi ka samaa
waadi ka samaa
baalam tori yaad dilaata
pyaara wo samaa
pyaar ka wo naghma

raahon ke ye dilkash manzar
yun hi rahen
phir baadon mein jo megh sada
bas jaari rahe
raahon ke ye dilkash manzar
yun hi rahen
phir baadon mein jo megh sada
bas jaari rahe
haaye re dil ki ik wo boli
teri hi rahe
haaye
dekho hum tum beshak har ju paas rahe
aaa aaa aaaaa
oo oo oooo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaaaa
waadi ka samaa
waadi ka samaa
baalam tori yaad dilaata
pyaara wo samaa
pyaar ka wo naghma

raja tera raaz e mohabbat khul hi gaya
har dafa itna dekh chuke ho
door hat sainyaan
sataaye dil ko hawa nigodi reh reh ke ui maa
hoye
hansaaye itna ye ban jaaye fitrat ka samaa
sataaye dil ko hawa nigodi reh reh ke ui maa
hoye
hansaaye itna ye ban jaaye fitrat ka samaa

aaa aaa aaaaa
oo oo oooo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaaaa
waadi ka samaa
waadi ka samaa
baalam tori yaad dilaata
pyaara wo samaa
pyaar ka wo naghma

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वादी का समां
वादी का समां
बालम तोरी याद दिलाता
प्यारा वो समां
प्यार का वो नग़मा

राहों के ये दिलकश मंज़र
यूं ही रहें
फिर बादों में जो मेघ सदा
बस जारी रहें
राहों के ये दिलकश मंज़र
यूं ही रहें
फिर बादों में जो मेघ सदा
बस जारी रहें
हाए रे दिल की इक वो बोली
तेरी ही रहे
हाए
देखो हम तुम बेशक हर जु पास रहें
हाए रे दिल की इक वो बोली
तेरी ही रहे
हाए
देखो हम तुम बेशक हर जु पास रहें
आs आs आss
ओ ओ ओss
आss आss आss आss आssss
आssss आsss आssssssss
वादी का समां
वादी का समां
बालम तोरी याद दिलाता
प्यारा वो समां
प्यार का वो नग़मा

राजा तेरा राज़ ए मोहब्बत खुल ही गया
हर दफा इतना देख चुके हो
दूर हट सैंयां
सताये दिल को हवा निगोड़ी रह रह के ऊई मां
होए
हँसाए इतना ये बन जाये फितरत का समां
सताये दिल को हवा निगोड़ी रह रह के ऊई मां
होए
हँसाए इतना ये बन जाये फितरत का समां

आs आs आss
ओ ओ ओss
आss आss आss आss आssss
आssss आsss आssssssss
वादी का समां
वादी का समां
बालम तोरी याद दिलाता
प्यारा वो समां
प्यार का वो नग़मा


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3565 Post No. : 14294

Missing Films of 1960s – 65
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Back to hunting in the 1960s once again. ‘Mr Murder’ from 1969 is as rare and obscure as one can think of. This very sweet melody is already published on YouTube, only partially though. I am uploading the more complete version today.

The film ‘Mr Murder’ is produced under the banner of Bundelkhand Films, Bombay and is directed by NA Ansari. The main star cast is listed as Naqi Jahan, Krishan Mehta, Ansari, Chand Usmani, and Rajan Kapoor.

The five songs in this film have been composed by the music director duo of Sonik Omi. Sonik Omi had made their debut as a team three years earlier in 1966, with the musically successful ‘Dulhan Ek Raat Ki’  ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ (1966). After that, this film in 1969 is just their fifth outing. The names of Shakeel Badayuni and Qamar Jalaalabaadi are listed as songwriters for this film. This song is written by Shakeel Sb.

The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle. A very sweet song that should not have become as unknown as it has become. Listen and enjoy.

[Ed Note: Sonik Omi’s first film is ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ and not ‘Dulhan Ek Raat Ki’. The correction has been made in the article. Thanks to Satyajit ji for catching the error.]

Song – Hum To Dil Jaan Dono Hi Kho Baithe  (Mr Murder) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Shakeel Badayuni, MD – Sonik Omi

Lyrics

hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe
tujh se aankh kya mili
ke tere ho baithe
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe

ye baharon ka mausam
ye thandi hawa
tujh se pehle mazaa in mein
kuchh bhi na tha
ye baharon ka mausam
ye thandi hawa
tujh se pehle mazaa in mein
kuchh bhi na tha
aaj har cheez mein
ik naya rang hai
pyaar ka dhang hai
tu mere sang hai
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe
tujh se aankh kya mili
ke tere ho baithe
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe

tum mujhe is tarah
mere dilbar miley
jaise ik pyaase panchhi ko saagar miley
tum mujhe is tarah
mere dilbar miley
jaise ik pyaase panchhi ko saagar miley
tum ko paaya to
dil ko khushi mil gayi
zindagi mil gayi
bekhudi mil gayi
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe
tujh se aankh kya mili
ke tere ho baithe
hum to dil jaan donon hi kho baithe

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे
तुझसे आँख क्या मिली
के तेरे हो बैठे
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे

ये बहारों का मौसम
ये ठंडी हवा
तुझसे पहले मज़ा इन में
कुछ भी ना था
ये बहारों का मौसम
ये ठंडी हवा
तुझसे पहले मज़ा इन में
कुछ भी ना था
आज हर चीज़ में
इक नया रंग है
प्यार का ढंग है
तू मेरे संग है
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे
तुझसे आँख क्या मिली
के तेरे हो बैठे
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे

तुम मुझे इस तरह
मेरे दिलबर मिले
जैसे इक प्यासे पंछी को सागर मिले
तुम मुझे इस तरह
मेरे दिलबर मिले
जैसे इक प्यासे पंछी को सागर मिले
तुम को पाया तो
दिल को खुशी मिल गई
ज़िंदगी मिल गई
बेखुदी मिल गई
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे
तुझसे आँख क्या मिली
के तेरे हो बैठे
हम तो दिल जान दोनों ही खो बैठे


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3564 Post No. : 14287

Today’s song is from the film ‘Kisaan Kanya’ from 1937. This movie is famous for being the first indegenuously made colour film of India, by Ardeshir Irani’s Imperial Film Company. Film pioneer Irani was also the first to make an international co-production, with Italy – the film ‘Nala Damayanti’ – a silent film of 1920. Secondly, and more importantly, he also holds the honour of making and releasing India’s first talkie film ‘Alam Ara’ in 1931. And with film ‘Kisaan Kanya’, he achieved a hat trick of ‘First in India’ credit in film making.

Ardeshir Irani was very keen to become the first to make a talkie film in India. He knew that Madon Theatres of Calcutta too were busy in making their first talkie film, with two popular stars of the day. Irani hastened the speed of his shootings and recordings. Lot of secrecy was maintained in filming the movie. From his secret sources in Calcutta, he was getting information on the progress of Madon Theatres’ film in making. He came to know that their film was to have about 20 songs in the film. Irani decided to limit the number of songs in his film to save on time. Now they would have only 7 songs. Thus he saved on many days of shootings and recordings. His film, ‘Alam Ara’ was released on 14-3-1931. Madon could only release their first talkie film ‘Shirin Farhad’ on 30-5-1931, two and a half months later !

Similarly, Irani studied why Prabhat’s first colour film ‘Sairandhri’ from 1933 failed technically. So when he planned ‘Kisaan Kanya’, he decided to do all technical processes in India. Thus his colour film came out much better than Prabhat’s film. Ashok Raj, in his book ‘Hero-I’, writes the following about Ardeshir Irani.

Irani perhaps was the world’s first multilingual film maker, having made forays into English, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Persian, Burmese, Indonesian and Pushto. He is credited with launching the talkie era in countries like Burma, Indonesia and Iran. He made nearly 120 talkies in a span of just 8 years. He was also the first to establish a colour laboratory imported from Hollywood.

The first song from ‘Kisaan Kanya’ has recently been discussed on our blog, by our Sadanand Kamath ji, so I will not go into its details like story etc. Instead, I will discuss about 3 important persons connected with this film – namely Master Nisar, Padma Devi and Ram Gopal Pande.

Master Nisar was the most popular hero of the early talkie films. He was also one of the most highly paid stars of that era. His popularity was such – it is said that once due to a very large crowd gathered to see him, the Governor of Bengal was forced to divert his car to another road ! When Master Nisar went to Nashik for shooting Bhavnani’s film, he had to be kept closed in a room of his hotel to avoid his fans and hunters from other film companies, who would try to abduct him ! This same person, who enjoyed fame, name, money and fan following once, had to spend his last days in misery, poverty, neglect and pitiable conditions in a one room tenement in a Kamathipura chawl with few aluminum pots and a box full of photographs. During his heydays, he had learnt the art of massaging, as a hobby. This very art came to his help in his last days and he used to work as a masseur and earn few rupees sometimes.

Film historian Isak Mujawar has written in his book ‘Flashback-II’ about several instances of his later years. Here are two of them. When film ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953) was being made, Bimal Roy wanted a masseur for a scene in which the Zamindar (Ulhas) is getting a body massage. Bimal da asked his the then manager Jugal Kishore (who later on became an actor, director and producer) to bring a masseur having solid physique. When Jugal Kishore brought  a very thin, emaciated looking person, Bimal da was very upset. When Jugal Kishore told him that he was Master Nissar, Bimal da was moved and gave him the role.

Those who have seen film ‘Guddi’ (1971), there is a scene in which a lanky, thin person is massaging Om Prakash. Dharmendra tells Guddi, “Do you know who he is ? Master Nissar, one time a great actor who was popular and very rich. Film line is such that riches to rags stories are very common here”. In his final days, Nisar was seen begging on roads.

Nissar Ali Mohammed Ali was born on 5-3-1902 in Delhi. His uncle brought him to Bhopal, when he was 10 year old. Nisar started singing and acting in his uncle’s drama company for Rs. 15 pm. He learnt music from Pt. Betab and Ustaad Jhande Khan. After few roles of girls and heroines, he got a hero’s role in Agha Hashr Kashmiri’s dramas, due to his good looks, fluent Urdu and singing skill.

He joined Madon Theatres for their dramas. When Madon decided to make their drama ‘Shirin Farhad’ into a talkie film, their first choice for hero was Nisar. Jahan Ara Kajjan was called from Bhagalpur, Bihar for the heroine’s role. The pair became very popular. People became mad after Nisar’s songs. The pair proved to be a gold mine They acted in 8 films together. Their songs became a rage all over India.

Master Nisar shifted to Bombay and joined Bhavnani Films at a salary of Rs. 3000 pm, a princely sum in those days. He was the first person in the industry to own a Rolls Royce car. His heroines were many like Padma Devi, Zebunnisa, Bibbo, Haseena, Sardar Akhtar, Kanta etc. He also acted in India’s first home made colour film ‘Kisaan Kanya’ (1937). This was also his last film as a hero. In the wake of the rise of Saigal, Ashok kumar, Surendra etc., in comparison his acting was very theatrical and it paled before the newer heroes. He shifted to character roles after being a hero in 45 films. In all, he appeared in 75 films during his career. The situation came that he would take whatever role came his way.

Master Nisar married 4 times. His first wife served him lovingly till the end. He survived by doing small and sometimes even un-credited roles like extras. He was friendly with Dilip Kumar, so he got small roles in his films. His style suited qawwaalis and he featured in many well known films like ‘Azaad’, ‘Barsat Ki Ek Raat’ etc. He is seen as the on screen lead singer in the qawwaali “Aaj Kyon Hum Se Parda Hai” in the film ‘Sadhna’ (1958). The writer of the qawwaali, Sahir Ludhianvi, came across Master Nisar, begging on the roadside. On recognizing him, he immediately hugged him, and took him to the office of BR Films. He introduced him to BR Chopra, and got him the role.

Nisar was a religious person and performed Namaaz five times a day. He had no bad habits like smoking or drinking or gambling, still he spent life in penury. Being a self respecting person, he never asked for roles from anyone. Born poor, lived rich and died poor. Master Nisar died on 13-7-1980. It is said that his neighbours collected money for his burial.

One of Master Nisar’s heroines was Padma Devi in some films. She was a Bengali actress named Neelima. She made her debut in silent films with ‘Sea God’, a 1931 production from Saroj Films. She acted in about 15 silent films. While moving to the talkie films, she had difficulty with her diction and singing in Hindi language. But she overcame this with grit and determination, and learnt all this. She did all this while working in films like ‘Laal e Yaman’, ‘Kurukshetra’, ‘Prithviraj Sanyogita’ etc. (all films from 1933).

She was introduced to Baburao Patel and in no time they became ‘special friends’. Baburao cast her as a heroine in 4 films in his own Gandharva Cinetone company. She became a part of his office and personal life too. However after Susheela Rani’s entry as Baburao’s secretary, she was pushed first aside and then outside. She returned to Calcutta in 1946 and appeared in many films in character roles. She returned to Bombay in 1961 and was seen in smaller roles in Hindi films till late 1970s. Her last film seems to be in 1979.

The music for ‘Kisaan Kanya’ was composed by Ram Gopal Pande, who was variously credited as RG Pande, Ram Gopal, Ram Gopal Pandey etc. He hailed from UP. After unsuccessfully trying to become a singer, he became assistant to many well known composers and learned their methods. His first break came in 1936 with ‘Matwaali Jogan’ aka ‘A Girl From Lahore’ (directed by K Amarnath). Then he was called by Ardeshir Irani at Imperial Film Company for their first colour film. Master Nisar and Padma Devi’s songs became popular, so he was given two more films viz., ‘Mere Laal’ (1937) and ‘Vasant Bangalee’ (1938).

Then in 1938, came Mother India, ‘Actress Kyon Bani’ (1939), ‘Flying Rani’ (1939), ‘Perfect Man’ (1938), Daughters of India’ (1939) and ‘Chalti Duniya’ (1940). He was then connected with Mohan Pictures and did 10 movies for them. His last film seems to be ‘Angoorbala’ in 1947. He was left behind as his music was stage and drama type only – he did not change his style.

Today’s song is First song of Master Nisar on our blog making a debut as a singer. After hearing his singing, one can get an idea about the public taste in the early 1930s and one wonders how they became so popular. One incident of his popularity – In 1954-55, when Master Nisar was in Coimbtore for shooting of film ‘Azaad’ (1955), he along with others went to the market for shopping. There they met one lady and talk started about songs of early era. She said, “I used to like Master Nisar’s songs, but after he died, I gave up listening to songs.” All were stunned. Then Master Nisar introduced himself to her. She was so pleased that she invited all the visitors from Bombay for a party in Nisar’s honour, with the promise that in return, he had to sing for her!

Let us now enjoy Master Nisar and Padma Devi song from ‘Kisaan Kanya’. It was uploaded by Shalin Bhatt ji only on 16th March 2018. Thanks, Shalin ji.

[Author’s Note: Acknowledgements and thanks – The above write up refers to and has adapted material from ‘Beete Huye Kal Ke Sitaare’ by Shri Shriram Tamrakar, ‘Hero-1’ by Ashok Raj, Isak Mujavar’s books, Prof. Yadav’s book, muVyz, chiloka.com, HFGK, Listener’s Bulletin, Encyclopedia of Indian Films and my own notes.]

 


Song – Aisa Nagar Basaaya Jis Mein Swarg Utar Kar Aaya (Kisan Kanya) (1937) Singer – Padma Devi, Master Nissar, Lyrics – [Unattributed], Music – Ram Gopal Pandey
Both

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aisa nagar basaaya
aisa nagar basaaya
jis mein swarg utar kar aaya
jis mein swarg utar kar aaya

aisa nagar basaaya

jahaan subeh ki kirnen aa kar
sona hans barsaayen
yahaan pe pahunche
premi bhanware
amar geet nit gaayen
chahun or sunehri gun paaya hum ne
aisa nagar basaaya
aisa nagar basaaya

is soney ke preet nagar ke
hum donon hain bhikhaari
jab tak suraj chaand rahenge
tab tak preeti hamaari
aisa vardaan hai paaya hum ne
aisa nagar basaaya
aisa nagar basaaya
jis mein swarg utar kar aaya
aisa nagar basaaya
aisa nagar basaaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ऐसा नगर बसाया
ऐसा नगर बसाया
जिस में स्वर्ग उतर कर आया
जिस में स्वर्ग उतर कर आया

ऐसा नगर बसाया

जहां सुबह की किरणें आ कर
सोना हंस बरसाएँ
यहाँ पे पहुंचे प्रेमी भँवरे
अमर गीत नित गायें
चहुं ओर सुनहरी गुण पाया हम ने
ऐसा नगर बसाया
ऐसा नगर बसाया

इस सोने के प्रीत नगर के
हम दोनों हैं भिखारी
जब तक सूरज चाँद रहेंगे
तब तक प्रीति हमारी
ऐसा वरदान है पाया हम ने
ऐसा नगर बसाया
ऐसा नगर बसाया
जिस में स्वर्ग उतर कर आया
ऐसा नगर बसाया
ऐसा नगर बसाया


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3537 Post No. : 14207

An interesting observation regarding the Yippeee process for the film that is getting Yippeee’d today. Regular readers would have noticed a pattern in the manner that the films are getting Yippeee’d these days. Generally, in the case of films with just two or three songs remaining to be posted, the last two (or last three) songs kind of appear at a very rapid pace, almost on a daily basis, one right on top of the other. With such films, the penultimate one (or two) songs appear in quick succession followed by the final song of the film, on the next day.

Not in the case of the film being Yippeee’d today. On examining the list of songs of this film as they appear in the table below, the penultimate song of this film came on board on 12th Jan, 2018. And its Yippeee song today appears after a gap of almost two and a half months. And the reason for this delay – it is yours truly, of course. 🙂

When the penultimate song got posted on 12th Jan earlier this year, I immediately sent a note to Atul ji, requesting for doing the Yippeee honors for this film. The reason is that I wanted to bring on board the video of the song. Apparently the earlier posted songs of the film ‘Bus Conductor’, from 1959, were in video form, as one can make out from the write-ups of the first three songs of this film posted. These first three songs came on board on 2009, 2014 and 2016, and they were earlier available in video form. Now, these songs are no longer available, and the YT account of the erstwhile uploader has been blocked due to “multiple copyright infringements”. So the video clips of these songs are no longer available online. (Once again, the caveat – as far as I can search it online 🙂 ).

I have been able to acquire the video of this film through one of my good friends. I do not wish to say that we are the only ones having a this video film. Quite possibly, the video version is also in the hands of other friends, known or unknown. So anyway, I wanted to upload the video of this song for this post today. But as I was checking the previous posts for this film, I realized what had happened, Then I decided not to post the video clip of the song on YT. And the link that I am using in this post for now, is the audio upload of this song by Sa Re Ga Ma.
[Ed Note: The video clip of the song is now added on Vimeo, as suggested by Atul ji. The link is added below.]

And so, with this song, today we add the 1959 film ‘Bus Conductor’ to the list of films having all their songs showcased on our blog.

The film is a production from the banner of Sharda Films, Bombay, produced by Ashok Bhambri. It is a social drama, directed by Dwarka Khosla. The cast of actors, as listed in the Geet Kosh, reads like – Shyama, Premnath, Amarnath, Maruti, Satish Batra, Sujata, Umesh Sharma, Ramlal, Khairati, Narbada Shankar, Ameer Bano, Sadhna, Surya Kumari, Helen, Kanchanmala, Sheela Vaz and Cuckoo. An interesting aside here. Maruti, whose name appears in the list actors, plays the role of a dance teacher in the film. He is the friend of the hero, played by Premnath. As I was watching the credits of the film, I discovered that the story of this film is written by Maruti himself.

The film has six songs. All the songs are written by Noor Devasi. And the music has been composed by the duo of Bipin-Babul. The five songs of this film posted earlier, are listed below.

Dil Se Main Mujh Se Dil Takra Gaya Bus Conductor 1491 23-Jun-09
Zindagi Mein Rang Bhara Hai Pyaar Ka Bus Conductor 10550 29-Nov-14
Man Mein Tere Kyaa Hai Bataa De Gori Bus Conductor 12625 27-Nov-16
Daanv Chalne Ko Hai Bus Conductor 13613 26-Sep-17
Paas Hamaare Aaiye Bus Conductor 13909 12-Jan-18

Today’s song is in the voice of Asha Bhosle, and in the film it is presented as a dream sequence. Shyama is sleeping, and she sees a dream in which she is singing this song, as she plays the sitar, and that she is also dancing to this song. The sequence is filmed as alternating shots that show Shyama playing the sitar and singing, and also dancing simultaneously. Surely possible in a dream sequence only.

As I was checking out the earlier posts, I came across the query from Atul ji himself, as to what is the ‘Bus Conductor’ connection in the film. So I checked out the video. The role of the bus conductor in the film is played by Premnath, who is otherwise a rich person, belonging to an affluent family. The reason that he goes underground and becomes a bus conductor, is explained in the beginning of the film.

Premnath belongs to a very rich family of landlords. He is an aspiring writer, albeit an unsuccessful one. He writes short stories, and sends them for publication to different magazines. His stories are always getting rejected. And so he makes a decision that he will leave his home and its luxuries, and live like a common person, search for a job, and work to earn a living – all this for a learning experience of life, so that he is able to genuinely write about life and people, and make his stories more convincing.

There is an emotionally charged scene in the beginning of the film, in which we see him receive some more rejections in mail, and we see an outburst in which he tells his bhabhi (wife of elder brother) that he is leaving home, and will return only when he has achieved success as a writer. He declares that he forgoes all the comforts and luxuries of his rich-person life, will go out into the world to fend for himself, get a firsthand experience of a common man’s life, and write about it. With this loud and emotionally charged declaration, he departs from his home to start a new life incognito. I must add that the performance by Premnath in this scene, did not sound very convincing to me.

So he leaves his luxuries and finds a job as a bus conductor. The rest of the film is about his interactions with people. He makes friends with Maruti, who lives in a chawl and dreams about being a choreographer in films. He meets Shyama who is also from a rich family, but is forced to ride a bus one day when her car breaks down. She forgets her bag on the bus, giving an opportunity to the make-believe bus conductor to play the honest good Samaritan and take the bag to her home. Which of course leads to more things, as expected.

He also witnesses a murder, as one passenger alighting from his bus is pushed under the wheels of the bus itself – he tries to chase the culprit but is unable to apprehend him. The person behind the murder is connected with Shyama’s family, and story gets into the expected filmy complexities.

Of course, all is well in the end, as the rich girl gets a rich husband to be, the murder is solved and the culprit apprehended – rather killed as he runs on to a railway track as he is being chased by the hero and the police. If the writer wrote a new story and it got published; I must have missed that sequence in the quick review that I did of this film. And the rich-boy-masqerading-as-a-poor-boy returns home to his luxuries with his lady love.

On the whole, it is quite an un-convincing plot, with equally un-convincing performances. And as is always the case, it is the songs that draw us.

But nonetheless, one more film to be Yippeee’d on our blog.

 

Song – Radha Ki Paayal, Kanhaiya Ki Murli  (Bus Conductor) (1959) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics -Noor Devasi, MD – Bipin Babul

Lyrics

radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal

bholi radha aise naache
bholi radha aise naache
jaise naache mor
jaise naache mor
paayal ki jhankaar mein goontha
saanwla maakhan chor
main bhi apni sudh kho baithi
main bhi apni sudh kho baithi
raat se ho gayi bhor
raat se ho gayi bhor
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal

bhor ki dulhan poochhe mujh se
bhor ki dulhan poochhe mujh se
akhiyaan bhaari bhaari kyon
akhiyaan bhaari bhaari kyon
sakhiyaan chutki le ke boli
sakhiyaan chutki le ke boli
jaagi ratiyaan saari kyon
jaagi ratiyaan saari kyon
krishn deewaani kya batlaaye
krishn deewaani kya batlaaye
jeevan apna haari kyon
jeevan apna haari kyon
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल

भोली राधा ऐसे नाचे
भोली राधा ऐसे नाचे
जैसे नाचे मोर
जैसे नाचे मोर
पायल की झंकार में गूँथा
सांवला माखन चोर
मैं भी अपनी सुध खो बैठी
मैं भी अपनी सुध खो बैठी
रात से हो गई भोर
रात से हो गई भोर
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल

भोर की दुल्हन पूछे मुझसे
भोर की दुल्हन पूछे मुझसे
अखियाँ भारी भारी क्यों
अखियाँ भारी भारी क्यों
सखियाँ चुटकी ले के बोलीं
सखियाँ चुटकी ले के बोलीं
जागी रतियाँ सारी क्यों’
जागी रतियाँ सारी क्यों’
कृष्ण दीवानी क्या बतलाए
कृष्ण दीवानी क्या बतलाए
जीवन अपना हारी क्यों
जीवन अपना हारी क्यों

राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल


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

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