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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me.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 the film ‘Lal Batti’ aka ‘Red Light’ from 1947. It was a social film, made by Janata Chitra, Bombay. The film was surprisingly directed by Nari Ghadiyali – who was known for only C grade action and stunt films. This may be one of the rare social films which he directed. The music was composed by a lesser known music director – Indravadan Bhatt from Gujarat. The cast of the film was Prakash, Rajkumari, Phool Rani, Ali, Firoza, Habib, Vasant Kumar etc. First I thought that this Vasant Kumar in the cast must be the composer Vasant Kumar Naidu, but he was not known to have acted in any film. So, maybe he was someone else. The lyricist was SP Tripathi.

1947 was an year of turmoil – not only for the film industry but also for the whole country. This was the year of partition. The news of the impending partition of India on religious basis was appearing in newspapers since the beginning of the year. Muslims connected with the film industry-especially producers and the directors were in a hurry to finish films on hand before the month of July-1947. Those who had decided to migrate to the new nation Pakistan were not starting new films. Many people were still in two minds.

The entire atmosphere was one of suspicion and mistrust. No one knew for sure, who will migrate and who will stay here. Then there was also the problem of the Hindu artistes operating from Lahore. They too prepared to return to India. Thus the film industry was in a hurry to complete films at any cost before the Partition. This resulted in a very high number of films produced in 1947. A record number of 181 Hindi films were made in 1947 alone. This record was only broken later in 1988, when 185 films were made in Hindi. That means the 1947 record stood unbroken for 57 years (1931 to 1988).

Unfortunately, the year 1947 began with shocking sad news of the death of KL Saigal on 18-1-1947. Despite all the disturbed atmosphere in the country and the film industry, it is creditable that a number of good and musical films were made in this year and some landmarks were also established. For example, Lata Mangeshkar made her Debut as a playback singer in film ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’. Singer Uma Devi also sang her first famous song in film ‘Dard’ – “Afsaana Likh Rahi Hoon Dil e Beqaraar Ka “. Geeta Dutt sang her first 2 famous songs in film ‘Do Bhai’ – “Mera Sunder Sapna Beet Gaya” and “Yaad Karoge Yaad Karoge, Ik Din Hum Ko Yaad Karoge“.

The revolutionary Muslim Social reform film ‘Elan’ was made by Mehboob Khan. Usha Kiron made her debut in film ‘Lalaat’, with her real name of Usha Marathe. The only Hindi film of the Southern wonder singer MS Subbulaxmi –  ‘Meera’ was released. Noorjehan acted and sang in her last film in India – ‘Mirza Sahibaan’. Madhubala and Raj Kapoor debuted as the lead pair in film ‘Neel Kamal’ and C Ramchandra’s epic musical film ‘Shehnai’ was made with the iconic song “Aana Meri Jaan.. Sunday Ke Sunday“.

As such, since a record number of movies were made in 1947, it was obvious and most likely that the quantity came at the cost of quality.  Most films were not even worth taking a note of. Film ‘Laal Batti’ was also one such film. You will find a new name in the cast – Firoza. Once upon a time, she was very famous and popular. She was one of the earliest Jewish actresses to work in silent and early talkie films. Let us know more about her. This is first time her information is available at one place.

Firoza or Firoza Begum (real name Susan Soloman) was born in a village in Konkan, Maharashtra in 1905, into a Bene Isareli Jew family. By the time she finished her education, she was proficient in Hebrew, Marathi, Hindi and English. In spite of opposition from family, she started working in silent films and soon became popular. Some of her films also became famous and hits. She continued working in silent films till 1934, when silent films stopped being made. Due to family’s opposition, she had to leave her house. She stayed in Bombay.

With the advent of talkie films, she naturally entered talkie films, with ‘Noor E Yaman’ (1935), in a small role. She acted in films like ‘Bhikaaran’ (1935), ‘Aasnuon Ki Duniya’ (1936), ‘Bharat Ke Laal’ (1936), ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ (1937), ‘Dukhiyari’ (1937), ‘Veerbaala’ (1938) etc. Due to her success in films, she fell a prey to false promises and dreamt of working in Hollywood films. She wasted 3 years in this and dejected, started working in films again here with ‘Ek Raat’ (1942), ‘Circus Girl’ (1943), ‘Duniya Diwani’ (1943), ‘Bhaagta Bhoot’ (1943), ‘Andhi Duniya’ (1943), ‘Din Raat’ (1945), ‘Lal Batti’ (1947), ‘Daulat Ke Liye’ (1947), ‘Haatimtai’ (1947), ‘Dilwaale’ (1948) etc.

She became an alcoholic and a chain smoker. She made the mistake of refusing offers from Bombay Talkies and other big banners. Meanwhile she fell in love with actor Chandra Mohan and wished to marry him, but he became a drunkard and died in 1949. Her financial condition became worse. She did small roles in Marathi and Hindi films. ‘Yasmin’ (1954) was her last film.

She lost her parents and lived alone in a single room, where she died unnoticed one day in early 70s. She was one of the top 5 Jew actresses, included in the Documentary ‘Shalom Bollywood’ made by Danny Ben-Moshe in 2003. Thus ended a talented artiste !

(Ack: Information culled from ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitare’ by S Tamrakar, ‘The Untold Story of Jews in Indian Cinema’ – Sunday Guardian, ‘Women in Hindi Cinema’ by Bhavna, Jigna and Supriya, theoneminute.com, HFGK, muVyz and my notes.)

The director of this film was Nari Ghadiyali – an expert in stunt and action films. Nari Kaikhushro Ghadiyali was born as a Parsee in Bombay. He joined the film industry in 1932 and his first directorial film was ‘Jungle King’ (1939). Nari wrote his own stories, screenplays and dialogues. He also edited his own films. He established his own production company called NKG Productions, Bombay.

He was a favourite of another Parsee producer Wadia Brothers and he directed many of Wadia films, including some Fearless Nadia films too. Some of his directed films, out of total 25 films were ‘Namumkin’ (1946), ‘Royal Mail’ (1946), ‘Pistolwali’ (1943), ‘Blackout’ (1942), ‘Red Signal’ (1941), ‘Safed Sawar’ (1941), ‘Lehri Cameraman’ (1944), ‘Lehri Badmash’ (1944), ‘Taxi Driver’ (1944), ‘Hamari Kismat’ (1949), ‘Jio Raja’ (1949), ‘Jungle Goddess’ (1948), ‘Jungle Ka Jaadu’ (1955), ‘Jungle Queen’ (1956).

His last film was ‘Murad’ (1961). This film was produced by Naqi Jehan, his step daughter. Nari married actress Pramila after her husband actor Kumar migrated to Pakistan. Pramila and Nari Ghadiyali lived together for 40 years.

Today’s song is a duet, but HFGK or the up loader of this song do not mention the singers’ names. By the way, 1947 is a year, I find in HFGK also, maximum number of films are without adequate information. May be it was because in a hurry to complete the film, the producers skipped making the film booklets, which normally provide all the information about the film. With today’s song, film ‘Lal Batti’  (1947) makes its debut on this blog.

 


Song – Ye Kab Tak Chalegi Chori (Laal Batti) (1947) Singer – Unidentified Female Voice, Unidentified Male Voice, Lyricist – SP Tripathi, MD – Indravadan Bhatt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori

kaahe ko chhip chhip chori chori
kaahe ko chhip chhip chori chori
aate ho hardam hamri gali
aate ho hardam hamri gali
kewal tumahre darshan ko gori
kewal tumahre darshan ko gori
preet lagi akhiyan barjori
preet lagi akhiyan barjori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori

jis din dekhegi duniya saari
us din hogi museebat bhaari
jis din dekhegi duniya saari
us din hogi museebat bhaari
duniya mein koi na aisa hai pyaari
duniya mein koi na aisa hai pyaari
jisko lagi ho na ye bimaari
jisko lagi ho na ye bimaari
isliye tum fikar karo na gori
isliye tum fikar karo na gori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
jab tak chale
chalne do gori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori
ye.. kab tak chalegi chori

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी

काहे को छिप छिप चोरी चोरी
काहे को छिप छिप चोरी चोरी
आते हो हरदम हमरी गली
आते हो हरदम हमरी गली
केवल तुम्हारे दर्शन को गोरी
केवल तुम्हारे दर्शन को गोरी
प्रीत लगी अखियाँ बरजोरी
प्रीत लगी अखियाँ बरजोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी

जिस दिन दुनिया देखेगी सारी
उस दिन होगी मुसीबत भारी
जिस दिन दुनिया देखेगी सारी
उस दिन होगी मुसीबत भारी
दुनिया में कोई ना ऐसा है प्यारी
दुनिया में कोई ना ऐसा है प्यारी
जिसको लगी हो ना ये बीमारी
जिसको लगी हो ना ये बीमारी
इसलिए तुम फिकर करो ना गोरी
इसलिए तुम फिकर करो ना गोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
जब तक चले
चलने दो गोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी
ये॰ ॰ कब तक चलेगी चोरी


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

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 97#
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 Today, 22nd July 2020, is the is the ninety-seventh birth anniversary of legendary singer Mukesh Chandra Mathur, whom fondly know as Mukesh. (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976)

If we look at the statistics available on the blog Mukesh has sung around 932 songs for Hindi movies and so far, we have covered 786 of his songs on the blog.

Today we get introduced to a song from the 1973 movie – ‘Jhoom Uthaa Aakaash’. I became aware of this movie and its songs in 2013 when I used to regularly browse songs and was sharing them for the blog. At that time in 2013 I came across four songs of this movie and one of them was a duet song having the voice of Mukesh ji. Today I am presenting the same song on the blog.

As mentioned above I had never earlier heard about this movie, so when I got my copy of HFGK Vol-IV, I find the movie details there, which are as given below;

‘Jhoom Uthaa Aakaash’ is directed by YN Kapoor for Bahaar-Milan Productions. The list of actors is Sujit Kumar, Lakshmichhaaya, Anita, Rajdeep, Bharat Bhushan, Tiwari, Abhi Bhattacharya, Randhir, Mohan Choti, Jhankana Desai, Nana Palsikar, Bramhachari, Rajraani, Kalpana Diwan, Uma Khosla, Geeta Kapoor, Soni, Koki, SM Akhtar, Master Deepak, Master Dinkar, Ravi Bhatnagar, Ambar Kumar, Yogesh Kapoor and others.

This movie has seven songs written by Siraj Aghazi and Atish Jalani. Music is composed by Kanti Kiran. Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor, Mukesh, Hemlata and Krishna Kalle had given their voices to the songs in this movie. Mukesh had only one duet song in this movie with Hemlata. I think this movie must be an obscure movie of its time and also its songs may not have been even heard by many. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

The songs of this movie have special ‘folk’ touch to them.  I like them and particularly this song, it grows upon if we listen to it again and again.

Only the audio of this song is available. I have not been able to get correct words at many places. I would request listeners with keener ears to help in getting the correct words there.

With this song ‘Jhoom Uthaa Aakaash-1973’ makes its debut on the blog. And, if I am not wrong, with the today’s song music director Kanti Kiran also makes his debut on the blog.

Let us now enjoy the today’s sweet song. . . I am sure you will like and enjoy this song. . .

Ho oo oo nadiya kinaare nain hamaare
tohe nihaare

Song – Ho Oo Nadiya Kinaare Nain Hamaare (Jhoom Utha Akaash) (1973) Singer – Mukesh, Hemlata, Lyrics – Shiraz Agaazi, MD – Kanti Kiran

Lyrics

ho oo oo oo
nadiya kinaare nain hamaare
ho o o
tohe nihaare

haay re daiyya
uyi mori maiyya
paanv mein chubh gaya kaanta aa
kaise chaloon main
??  main
koi mujhe le jaata

o o o o
haay re daiyya
uyi mori maiyya
nadiya kinaare nain hamaare
paanv mein chubh gaya kaanta
kaise chaloon main
ho oo  oo
?? ??  main
koi mujhe le jaata
tohe nihaare

kaho ye ho
kaisa julam hai
nadiya ke paar mora balam hai
baar baar bole ye mori paayal
o mere sajanaa aa
aa aa aa aaja

ho das rahe hain hamko sab nazaare
sab nazaare
ho oo oo
tarse ye naina
aaye na chainaa
kaise kate din rain
nadiya kinaare nain hamaare
neel gagan se
ho oo oo
?? ?? ??
pyaase rahe more nain
tohe nihaare ae

aaja pukaaroon
main tohe sajani
mann ko jalaaye birhaa ki agni
aaj tujhe hai preet nibhaani
beet na jaaye rut ye suhaani
ho oo oo
aa tadap rahe hain bin tihaare
bin tihaare

ho o o
haay re daiyya
nadiya kinaare
uyi mori maiyya
nain hamaare
paanv mein chubh gaya kaanta
kaise chaloon main
ho oo oo
?? ?? main
koi mujhe le jaata
tohe nihaare

ho o o
haay re daiyya
nadiya kinaare
uyi mori maiyya
nain hamaare
paanv mein chubh gaya kaanta
kaise chaloon main
ho oo oo
?? ?? main
koi mujhe le jaata
tohe nihaare

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो ओ ओ ओ
नदिया किनारे नैन हमारे
हो ओ ओ
तोहे निहारे

हाय रे दैय्या
ऊई मोरी मैय्या
पाँव में चुभ गया काँटा
कैसे चलूँ मैं
?? ?? मैं
कोई मुझे ले जाता

ओ ओ ओ ओ
हाय रे दैय्या
ऊई मोरी मैय्या
नदिया किनारे नैन हमारे
पाँव में चुभ गया काँटा
कैसे चलूँ मैं
हो ओ ओ
?? ?? मैं
कोई मुझे ले जाता
तोहे निहारे

कहो ये हो
कैसा जुलम है
नदिया के पार मोरा बलम है
बार बार बोले ये मोरी पायल
ओ मेरे साजना आ
आ आ आजा

हो ओ ओ
डस रहे हैं हमको सब नज़ारे
सब नज़ारे
हो ओ ओ
तरसे ये नैना
आये ना चैना
कैसे कटे दिन रैन
नदिया किनारे नैन हमारे
नील गगन से
हो ओ ओ
?? ?? ??
प्यासे रहे मोरे नैन
तोहे निहारे

आजा पुकारूँ
मैं तोहे सजनी
मन को जलाए बिरहा की अग्नि
आज तुझे है प्रीत निभानी
बीत ना जाये रूत ये सुहानी
हो ओ ओ
आ तड़प रह हैं बिन तिहारे
बिन तिहारे

हो ओ ओ
हाय रे दैय्या
नदिया किनारे
ऊई मोरी मैय्या
नैन हमारे
पाँव में चुभ गया काँटा
कैसे चलूँ मैं
हो ओ ओ
?? ?? मैं
कोई मुझे ले जाता
तोहे निहारे

हो ओ ओ
हाय रे दैय्या
नदिया किनारे
ऊई मोरी मैय्या
नैन हमारे
पाँव में चुभ गया काँटा
कैसे चलूँ मैं
हो ओ ओ
?? ?? मैं
कोई मुझे ले जाता
तोहे निहारे


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 42
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From the three movies eligible for the ‘blog ten-year’ challenge today, we have already represented one today in the morning and taking this another one to add to the celebrations for today. This song is from the 1964 movie ‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ and it is sung by Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. This song is picturised on Mehmood and Shubha Khote, where the two lovers are singing and enjoying in their ‘famous’ style 😊

As mentioned in the earlier post total four songs were represented on the blog on 19.07.2010 including a song from this movie ‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ (1964).

Song  Movie title-Year  Remarks
 Aaj Hamen Ban Behad Bhaata  Amar Jyoti (1936)  06 songs posted
 Sataayega Kise Tu Aasmaan Jab Hum Nahin Honge  Sheesham (1952)  07 songs posted
 Main Rickshaw Waala  Chhoti Behen (1959)  All songs covered
 Aayegaa Koi Hamraaz Mere Pyaar Ka  Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)  05 songs posted

Two of the above listed films, i.e. ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936) and ‘Phoolon Ki Sejh’ had made their debut on the blog that day.

‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ has total nine songs (including one three-part song) which are all written by Hasrat Jaipuri. Music for this movie is composed by Aadi Narayan Rao. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Mukesh and Manna Dey had given their voices to the songs in this movie. So far, the following songs from ‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ have been posted on the blog;

Song  Posted On
 Aayegaa Koi Hamraaz Mere Pyaar Ka  19.07.2010
 Aa Tu Aa Zara Dil Mein Aa  06.07.2012
 Taaron Ki Aankhon Ka Taraa Tu  07.04.2013
 Aa Bhi Ja Rasiya  09.06.2014
 Jaane Mujhe Kya Ho Gaya  14.08.2017

Seven songs of this film have already been covered on the blog, including the multiple version song ‘Taaron Ki Aankhon Ka Taara Tu’. So now, song are now left to be covered. One song being posted today will leave this movie only one short of ‘Yippeeee Land’ 😊

When I checked the earlier song posts of this movie, I noted that one song from this movie Aa Bhi Ja Rasiya was covered by our respected late Bharatbhai under his ‘Raag Maalikaa’ series (this was song number 12 in that series).

On this day today when our blog is celebrating 12th birth anniversary I take this opportunity to remember and pay our tributes to Bharatbhai who is not with us this year to celebrate this occasion. We all miss him today.

But I am sure wherever he is, he is enjoying this ‘musical journey’ and showering his blessings to this blog and on all ‘Atulites’ today.

Lyrics for the today’s song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song …

Song – Pyaar Ko, Madhur Madhur Iqraar Ko, Arre Ye Duniya Kya Jaane (Phoolon Ki Sej) (1964) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Adi Narayan Rao

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

pyaar ko
madhur madhur iqraar ko

arre ye duniya kya jaane ae
ke hum to parwaane
bade hi mastaane ae
tumhaare deewaane

jhoomke
hansi khushi se jhoomke
miley nazar ke paimaane ae
wafaa ke afsaane
ke hum bhi deewaane ae
tumhaare parwaane

tum jo miley to
miley hain do jahaan
ke reh gayi duniya
jahaan thi wahaan
achchaa
arrey tum jo miley to
miley hain do jahaan
ke reh gayi duniya
jahaan thi wahaan
hamaari tumhaari amar dastaan
hamaari tumhaari amar dastaan
ho jhoomke
hansi khushi se jhoomke
miley nazar ke paimaane ae
wafaa ke afsaane
ke hum bhi deewaane ae
tumhaare parwaane

chaand nahin dekhoon
naa dekhoon aasmaan
baat hai jo tujh mein
woh un mein kahaan
waah waah
chaand nahin dekhoon
naa dekhoon aasmaan
baat hai jo tujh mein
woh unn mein kahaan
tumhaare hi dam se nazaare jawaan
tumhaare hi dam se nazaare jawaan
ho pyaar ko
madhur madhur iqraar ko
arre ye duniyaa kyaa jaane
ke hum to parwaane
bade hi mastaane ae
tumhaare deewaane ae

lo ab to giraa do
ada ki bijliyaan
ke main to sharmaaun
kahegaa kya samaa
haaye
ab to giraa do
adaa ki bijliyaan
ke main to sharmaaun
kahegaa kya samaa aa
jalegi ye duniya
mere meharbaan
jalegi ye duniya
mere meharbaan
ho o jhoomke
hansi khushi se jhoomke
miley  nazar ke paimaane ae
wafaa ke afsaane
ke hum bhi deewaane ae
tumhaare parwaane

pyaar ko
madhur madhur iqraar ko
arre ye duniyaa kya jaane
ke hum to parwaane
bade hi mastaane ae
tumhaare deewaane ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प्यार को
मधुर मधुर इक़रार को
अरे ये दुनिया क्या जाने
के हम तो परवाने
बड़े ही मस्ताने
तुम्हारे दीवाने

झूम के
हंसी खुशी से झूम के
मिले नज़र के पैमाने
वफा के अफसाने
के हम भी दीवाने
तुम्हारे परवाने

तुम जो मिले तो
मिले हैं दो जहाँ
के रह गई दुनिया
जहाँ थी वहाँ
अच्छा
अरे तुम जो मिले तो
मिले हैं दो जहाँ
के रह गई दुनिया
जहाँ थी वहाँ
हमारी तुम्हारी अमर दास्तां
हमारी तुम्हारी अमर दास्तां
हो झूम के
हंसी खुशी से झूम के
मिले नज़र के पैमाने
वफा के अफसाने
के हम भी दीवाने
तुम्हारे परवाने

चाँद नहीं देखूँ
ना देखूँ आसमान
बात है जो तुझ में
वो उन में कहाँ
वाह वाह
चाँद नहीं देखूँ
ना देखूँ आसमान
बात है जो तुझ में
वो उन में कहाँ
तुम्हारे ही दम से नज़ारे जवां
तुम्हारे ही दम से नज़ारे जवां
हो प्यार को
मधुर मधुर इक़रार को
अरे ये दुनिया क्या जाने
के हम तो परवाने
बड़े ही मस्ताने
तुम्हारे दीवाने

लो अब तो गिरा दो
अदा की बिजलीयाँ
के मैं तो शरमाऊँ
कहेगा क्या समा
हाय अब तो गिरा दो
अदा की बिजलीयाँ
के मैं तो शरमाऊँ
कहेगा क्या समा
जलेगी ये दुनिया
मेरे मेहरबान
जलेगी ये दुनिया
मेरे मेहरबान

हो झूम के
हंसी खुशी से झूम के
मिले नज़र के पैमाने
वफा के अफसाने
के हम भी दीवाने
तुम्हारे परवाने

प्यार को
मधुर मधुर इक़रार को
अरे ये दुनिया क्या जाने
के हम तो परवाने
बड़े ही मस्ताने
तुम्हारे दीवाने


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:

4362 Post No. : 15688

I would prefer to stop counting the numbers, and rather go by the impressions in the memory. Well, it sounds so unbelievable that Nitin Mukesh turns 70 today. It seems like just a little while ago that we heard him sing for the first time in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970). It was actually an unlisted song, in English. A song of good wishes and greetings – “Wish Me Luck”.

Then in 1981, when the song “Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi” from the film ‘Kranti’ was doing the rounds of popularity, my first impression on hearing this voice was – how come, was this song recorded earlier? The voice sounds so close to the voice of Mukesh, his father. Well yes, the voice is distinct, if one is listening carefully. But it also has an unmistakable shade of Mukesh’s voice.

Nitin Mukesh was born this day in 1950. Although he made his singing debut in 1970, his songs are few and far between in that first decade of his career. His more active years were the 1980s and 1990s. And even so, one cannot count his career as being prolific.

Today’s song is from the 1981 film ‘Nakhuda’. It was a big banner film of its time, produced by Yash Chopra for Yash Raj Films. The film is directed by Dilip Naik. The star cast for the film is Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Swaroop Sampat, Raj Kiran, Madan Puri, Javed Khan, Vikas Anand, Sudhir Dalvi, Bharat Kapoor, Madhu Malhothra, Mac Mohan, Yunus Parvez, Asha Sachdev, Jagdish Raj, Mahaan, Murlidhar, Bandini, Nandini, Umesh, Murari, Chand, Raj Verma, Chandu, Pardesi, Amarnath, Rajesh, and Rauf Khan.

The film has 6 songs. One song is a composition by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and also sung by him. The remaining 5 songs are from the pen of Nida Fazli, and have been tuned to music by Khayyaam. One song of this film is already showcased on our blog. This is the second song of this film to make its appearance here today. Lyrics for this song have been sent in by our dear Avinash ji.

On screen, the song is picturized on Raj Kiran and Swaroop Sampat. As the words indicate, this is an ‘expectant parents’ song, with the characters expressing happiness and love for each other, with the knowledge that another member of the family is on way.

Wishing Nitin Mukesh, a very happy birthday, and also many many more years of good health and active singing. All the best wishes to him.

Video

Audio

Song – Tumhaari Palkon Ki Chilmanon Mein (Nakhuda) (1981) Singer – Nitin Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Nida Fazli, MD – Khayyaam

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hmmmm…hmmmmm..hhmmm
hmmm…hmmm…hmmmm…hmmmm
hmhmmm….hmmm…hmmmmm
hmmm…hmmm….hmmm..hmmmm

lalla la la laa laaa
lalla llall la la laa laaa
lalla la la laa laaa
lalla llall la la laa laaa

tumhaari palkon ki
chilmanon mein
ye kya chhuppa hai
sitaare jaisa
haseen hai ye
hamaare jaisa
shareer hai ye
tumhaare jaisa
tumhaare khwaabon
ke aayeene mein
ye kyaa chhuppa hai
hamaare jaisa
jawaan hai ye
hamaare jaisa
haseen hai ye
tumhaare jaisa

tumhaari baahon mein
chhup ke hum ne
tumhi ko tum se
chura liya hai
tumhaari baahon mein
chhup ke hamne
tumhi ko tum se
chura liya hai
churaane waale ke
haath hum ne
jo kho diya tha
wo pa liya hai
tumhaare honthon ki
khaamoshi mein
ye kya chhupa hai
ishaare jaisa
tumhaare honton ki
khaamoshi mein
ye kya chhupa hai
ishaare jaisa
haseen hai ye
hamaare jaisa
shareer hai ye
tumhaare jaisa

naye musaafir ke
kaun hain hum
naye musaafir ko
ye bata do
naye musaafir ke
kaun hain hum
naye musaafir ko
ye bata doi
woh tum se khud hi
karega baatein
kareeb aa ke
isey jaga do
tumhaari sharmilee
shokhiyon mein
ye kya chhupa hai
sharaare jaisa
tumhaari sharmilee
shokhiyon mein
ye kya chhupa hai
sharaare jaisa
haseen hai ye
hamaare jaisa
shareer hai ye
tumhaare jaisa

tumhaari palkon ki
chilmanon mein
ye kya chhupa
hai sitaare jaisa
tumhaare khwaabon ke
aayeene mein
ye kyaa chhupa hai
hamaare jaisa
jawaan hai ye
(hmmm…hmmmm)
hamaare jaisa
(hmmmmm)
haseen hai ye
(hmmm…hmmmm)
tumhaare jaisa
(hmmmmm)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्ममम॰॰॰ हम्मममम॰॰॰ हम्म
हम्म॰॰॰ हम्म॰॰॰ हम्मममम॰॰॰ हम्ममम॰॰॰
हम्ममम॰॰॰ हम्मममम॰॰॰ हम्म
हम्म॰॰॰ हम्म॰॰॰ हम्मममम॰॰॰ हम्ममम॰॰॰

लल्ल ला ला ला॰॰ ला॰॰॰
लल्ल लल्ल ला ला ला॰॰ ला॰॰॰
लल्ल ला ला ला॰॰ ला॰॰॰
लल्ल लल्ल ला ला ला॰॰ ला॰॰॰

तुम्हारी पलकों की
चिलमनों में
ये क्या छुपा है
सितारे जैसा
हसीन है ये
हमारे जैसा
शरीर है ये
तुम्हारे जैसा
तुम्हारे ख्वाबों के
आईने में
ये क्या छुपा है
हमारे जैसा
जवान है ये
हमारे जैसा
हसीन है ये
तुम्हारे जैसा

तुम्हारी बाहों में
छुप के हमने
तुम्ही को तुमसे
चुरा लिया है
तुम्हारी बाहों में
छुप के हमने
तुम्ही को तुमसे
चुरा लिया है
चुराने वाले के
हाथ हमने
जो खो दिया था
वो पा लिया है
तुम्हारे होंठों की
खामोशी में
ये क्या छुपा है
इशारे जैसा
तुम्हारे होंठों की
खामोशी में
ये क्या छुपा है
इशारे जैसा
हसीन है ये
हमारे जैसा
शरीर है ये
तुम्हारे जैसा

नए मुसाफिर के
कौन हैं हम
नए मुसाफिर को
ये बता दो
नए मुसाफिर के
कौन हैं हम
नए मुसाफिर को
ये बता दो
वो तुमसे खुद ही
करेगा बातें
करीब आ के
इसे जगा दो
तुम्हारी शर्मीली
शोखियों में
ये क्या छुपा है
शरारे जैसा
तुम्हारी शर्मीली
शोखियों में
ये क्या छुपा है
शरारे जैसा
हसीन है ये
हमारे जैसा
शरीर है ये
तुम्हारे जैसा

तुम्हारी पलकों की
चिलमनों में
ये क्या छुपा है
सितारे जैसा
तुम्हारे ख्वाबों के
आईने में
ये क्या छुपा है
हमारे जैसा
जवान है ये
(हम्मम॰॰॰ हम्ममम)
हमारे जैसा
(हम्ममम)
हसीन है ये
(हम्मम॰॰॰ हम्ममम)
तुम्हारे जैसा
(हम्ममम)


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4322 Post No. : 15610 Movie Count :

4301

During the course of my exercise to pick up Hindi songs in Bangla films, I have gone through many Bangla films with their basic details such as the director, story writer, star cast, lyricist, music director, playback singers etc. In the list of lyricists in any Bangla film, if I find the name of the lyricist from Hindi films, I am almost certain that there would be at least one Hindi song in that Bangla film. In some cases, I found that though the name of the Hindi film lyricist was not mentioned, still one or two Hindi songs were found in such Bangla films.

During one of such exercise, I got to know of a Bangla film ‘Sorry Madam’ (1962). The film was directed by Dilip Bose. Although, I could not find the name of Hindi lyricist for the film, the names of playback singers like Manna Dey, Mukesh, and Asha Bhosle gave me a glimmer of hope that there could be at least one Hindi song in the film. The music director for the Bangla film was Ved Pal. But I scored a blank on this count. However, during the searching the songs on the internet, I came across not one but three Hindi songs under the film’s title ‘Sorry Madam’ (Unreleased). Some further searches on the internet revealed a story behind this unreleased film which I was not aware of it. The film was to be a remake of Bangla film ‘Sorry Madam’ (1962) which was a box office success. Hindi remake with the same title was to be produced and directed by Dilip Bose who had also directed its Bangla version. But the film remained unfinished because the director, Dilip Bose went into deep depression after a personal tragedy.

Dilip Bose started his filmy career as actor in Bangla films ‘Kashinath’ (1943) and ‘Bichar’ (1943). I could not get any lead as to what he did during 1943-1960. In 1960, he directed his first Bangla film ‘Dui Bechaara’ (1960). The next Bangla film which he directed was ‘Sorry Madam’ (1962) with Biswajeet and Sandhya Roy in lead roles. ‘Chaandi Ki Deewar’ (1964) was his first directorial venture in Hindi film. During his filmy career, he directed 5 Bangla films, 6 Hindi films and 10 Bhojpuri films. He also acted in about a dozen Bangla films which included Satyajit Ray’s ‘Charulata’ (1964). He also did some smaller roles in a few Bhojpuri films besides story and screen-play writing.

In 1979, after directing Hindi films like ‘Chaandi Ki Deewar’ (1964), ‘Sansaar’ (1971), ‘Thokar’ (1974), ‘Badnaam’ (1975) and ‘Sikka’ (1976), he decided to produce and direct the Hindi remake of his Bangla film ‘Sorry Madam’ (1962) with Raj Kiran and Kajal Kiran in the lead roles. Six songs, all rendered by Mohammed Rafi (some with Asha Bhosle) were recorded in December 1979 under the music direction of Chitragupt. However, Dilip Bose was struck with a personal tragedy when he suddenly lost his wife. Being a sentimental person, Dilip Bose was so much devastated by this tragedy that he went into deep depression for a long time and the film remained unfinished. After recovering from the depression, Dilip Bose concentrated mainly on directing Bhojpuri films. Dilip Bose died in 2002.

Even though 6 songs of the unfinished film ‘Sorry Madam’ (1979) were recorded in December 1979, no gramophone records or CDs were issued. So, they remained unavailable to the public. It was only after the death of the music director, Chitragupt in January 1991 that the tape containing the songs were discovered.  It was decided to release the song in an album. However, by that time, Hindi film music scene had changed and composition style of these six songs sounded old to the music companies who were not interested in releasing the songs. It was only after the success of ‘Veer Zara’ (2004) in which the old-style song composition of Madan Mohan became a hit that a fresh effort was made to release the songs. A music publishing company agreed to release the songs. The tape of the songs were sent to Belgium to digitally restore them to the highest sound quality. Thus,  the songs which were recorded in December 1979 had to wait for 30 years to get them released in an album ‘Teri Adaa’ in 2009.

I am presenting one of the six songs, “Dekho Ji Waado Karo Ke Door Kabhi Tum Na Rahoge” from the unfinished film ‘Sorry Madam’ (1979). The song is written by Kaafil Aazar which is set to music by Chitragupt.

[Acknowledgements:  Some of the information about the background history of the film with 6 unreleased songs are sourced from silkrd.files.wordpress.com and about Dilip Bose, from the book, ‘Cinema Bhojpuri’ by Avijit Ghosh.]

 

Song – Dekho Ji Ye Waada Karo (Sorry Madam) (UR) (1979) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Kaafil Aazar, MD – Chitragupt
Asha Bhosle + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics

dekho ji ye waada karo..o..o
dekho ji ye waada karo. . .
ke door kabhi tum na rahoge
jaao ji ye waada kiyaa..aa
jaao ji ye waada kiyaa
ke doo..oor kabhi hum na rahenge
 
waada tumhaara mujhko payaara hai jaan se
chaaha hai tumko hum ne kitne armaan se
waada tumhaara mujhko payaara hai jaan se
chaaha hai tumko hum ne kitne armaan se
phoolon mein jaise khushboo
itne kareeb hain
phoolon mein jaise khushboo
itne kareeb hain
phoolon se khushboo se bhi
hum to khushnaseeb hain

ho oo
khushnaseeb hain
khaao meri aankhon ki kasam
khaao meri aankhon ki kasam
ke door kabhi tum na rahoge
jaao ji ye waada kiyaa..aa
jaao ji ye waada kiyaa
ke doo..oor kabhi hum na rahenge
 
itna sataaya thaa kyun dil mera loot ke
ab na rahungi main to tumse kabhi rooth ke
itna sataaya thha kyun dil mera loot ke
ab na rahungi main to tumse kabhi rooth ke
raaten sajegi apni palkon ki chhaaon mein
raaten sajegi apni palkon ki chhaaon mein
utarega chanda mere sapnon ke gaaon mein
ho oo
sapnon ke gaaon mein
dekhega ye chaand sadaa..aa
dekhega ye chaand sadaa
ke door kabhi hum na rahenge

dekho ji ye waada karo..o..o
dekho ji ye waada karo…..
ke door kabhi tum na rahoge
jaao ji ye waada kiyaa..aa
jaao ji ye waada kiyaa
ke do..oor kabhi hum na rahenge
ke do..oor kabhi hum na rahenge
ke do..oor kabhi hum na rahenge
ke do..oor kabhi hum na rahenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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देखो जी ये वादा करो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
देखो जी ये वादा करो॰ ॰ ॰
के दूर कभी तुम ना रहोगे
जाओ जी ये वादा किया॰॰आ
जाओ जी ये वादा किया
के दू॰॰र कभी हम ना रहेंगे

वादा तुम्हारा मुझको प्यारा है जान से
चाहा है तुमको हमने कितने अरमान से
वादा तुम्हारा मुझको प्यारा है जान से
चाहा है तुमको हमने कितने अरमान से
फूलों में जैसे खुशबू
इतने करीब हैं
फूलों में जैसे खुशबू
इतने करीब हैं
फूलों से खुशबू से भी’
हम तो खुशनसीब हैं
हो ओ
खुशनसीब हैं
खाओ मेरी आँखों की कसम
खाओ मेरी आँखों की कसम
के दूर कभी तुम ना रहोगे
जाओ जी ये वादा किया॰॰आ
जाओ जी ये वादा किया
के दू॰॰र कभी हम ना रहेंगे

इतना सताया था क्यों दिल मेरा लूट के
अब ना रहूँगी मैं तो तुमसे कभी रूठ के
इतना सताया था क्यों दिल मेरा लूट के
अब ना रहूँगी मैं तो तुमसे कभी रूठ के
रातें सजेंगी अपनी पलकों की छाँव में
रातें सजेंगी अपनी पलकों की छाँव में
उतरेगा चंदा मेरे सपनों के गाँव में
हो ओ
सपनों के गाँव में
देखेगा ये चंदा सदा॰॰आ
देखेगा ये चंदा सदा
के दूर कभी हम ना रहेंगे

देखो जी ये वादा करो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
देखो जी ये वादा करो॰ ॰ ॰
के दूर कभी तुम ना रहोगे
जाओ जी ये वादा किया॰॰आ
जाओ जी ये वादा किया
के दू॰॰र कभी हम ना रहेंगे
के दू॰॰र कभी हम ना रहेंगे
के दू॰॰र कभी हम ना रहेंगे
के दू॰॰र कभी हम ना रहेंगे


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 :

4293 Post No. : 15547

Another of those “aa ha” moments, as I was searching for a song to celebrate an anniversary. Sitting on my hard disk for a long time, I just pulled it up and listened to it, as I searched for a song by Khusheed Bano, And wow, what a wonderful creation this one turns out to be. And with a surprise bonus that saved me some extra effort.

Well actually, this post should have come on board yesterday (18 Apr). Having missed the birth anniversary of Khursheed Bano on 14th April, as I checked the anniversaries page, I found that I was still in time for her anniversary of passing away on 18th April. So I started the search and prep for a song sung by her. As luck would have it, I narrowed down to this wonderful song which is such a pleasing listen.

The twist comes in like this. As I checked from the Geet Kosh in my search, and identified this song from the 1941 film ‘Pardesi’, I noted that the GK lists the singer for this song as Khursheed and chorus. But when I played this song, I was taken by surprise to discover that this song is actually a duet, and that too, a delightful romantic duet. To check on the identity of the male voice, I turned to our dear friend, Girdhari Lal ji (of Jodhpur), and requested him for identification. His response was immediate – the male voice is that of Kantilal.

And then another part clicked into place. I immediately went back to the anniversaries list to confirm, and yes my memory was right. 18th April also is the birth anniversary of singer actor Kantilal. And so the celebrations connected and coalesced together into this one song.

Interesting to note that today’s song is one of those rare combinations wherein we have two actor-singers singing together. Yes, there are other pairs that we can list – Surendra – Noorjehaan, Suraiya – Surendra, KL Saigal – Suraiya, KL Saigal – Khursheed etc. Kantilal is also a singer of certain repute, active during the early years Hindi cinema. He has appeared as an actor, and has sung songs that he has performed himself on screen. He has also given playback to other artists. About today’s song, my take is that this song is not performed by Kantilal himself on screen although he himself is also listed as one of the actors in the film. In all probability he has given playback for Motilal. Motilal used to sing off and on. In some films, we find his name listed as singer, and in some films we see him lip syncing other playback singers. In ‘Pardesi’, he is the lead actor, but his name does not appear in the list of singers. And since, in this film, he is paired opposite to Khursheed, and that she is the other singer in this song, it would follow logically that Motilal is lip syncing Kantilal voice in this song.

Now, for the details. We already have a good set of posts giving details about this film and the artists, I will not attempt to re-present that information. However, I will give the links to where these details can be perused.

About the film – ‘Pardesi’, the film synopsis has been posted by our dear Arun ji, in his post for the song “Ab Kahaan Basera Apna”. In the same post, we also can read a brief biosketch about Khursheed Bano.

Our dear Sadanand ji has also presented another brief about Khursheed in his post for the song “Pehle Jo Mohabbat Se Inkaar Kiya Hotaaa”, also from the same film.

Regarding actor-singer Kantilal, I refer to another post by Arun ji, for the song “Dhanwaalon Ki Duniya Hai Ye, Nirdhan Ke Bhagwaan” from the film ‘Holi’ from 1940.

The film ‘Pardesi’ is from the house of Ranjit Movietone, and is directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. The list of actors, as per Geet Kosh, is – Motilal, Khurshid, Snehprabha, E Billimoria, Durgesh, Keshari, Kantilal, and Bhagwan Das amongst others. The film has 15 songs listed. The songwriters listed for this film are DN Madhok and PL Santoshi. However, specific songwriter for individual songs, is not identified for all songs. As such also for this song – the specific songwriter is not identified. Music for this film is by Khemchand Prakash.

So with this song, we pay our tributes to Khursheed Bano and Kantilal on their anniversaries today. So many things to cherish for, in memory. 🙂

[Author’s Note: The available recording is certainly not the best. I have not been able to decipher one word in the 3rd antraa. I request other readers with keener ears to please help make the correction. Thanks.]

Song – Morey Angna Mein Ambuwa, Ambuwa Ki Daali  (Pardesi) (1941) Singers – Khursheed, Kantilal, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Khemchand Prakash
Khursheed + Kantilal

Lyrics

more angana mein ambuwaa..aa

more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re
more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re

dol gayi re
dol gayi re
dol gayi re
dol gayi re
duniya dilon ki dol gayi re
duniya dilon ki dol gayi re
more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re

dekh sajanwa kaliyan khil gayi. . .
dekh sajanwa kaliyan khil gayi
kaliyon ko bhanwara
bhanwre ko kaliyan
kaliyon ko bhanwara
bhanwre ko kaliyan
mil gayi re
mil gayi re
mil gayi re
mil gayi re
more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re

phoolon ki ot sajanwa lag gayi. . .
phoolon ki ot sajanwa lag gayi
kaanton ki meethi kor
kaanton ki meethi kor
?? ras mein ras ghol gayi re
haan haan bol gayi re
ras ghol gayi re
ras ghol gayi re
more angana mein ambuwaa
ambuwa ki daali
daali pe koel bol gayi re. . .
bol gayi re

more angana mein ambuwaa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा॰॰आ

मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल ॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे
मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल बोल गई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे

डोल गई रे
डोल गई रे
डोल गई रे
डोल गई रे
दुनिया दिलों की डोल गई रे
दुनिया दिलों की डोल गई रे
मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल बोल गई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे

देख सजनवा कलियाँ खिल गईं॰ ॰ ॰
देख सजनवा कलियाँ खिल गईं
कलियों को भँवरा
भँवरे को कलियाँ
कलियों को भँवरा
भँवरे को कलियाँ
मिल गईं रे
मिल गईं रे
मिल गईं रे
मिल गईं रे
मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल बोल गई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे

फूलों की ओट सजनवा लग गई॰ ॰ ॰
फूलों की ओट सजनवा लग गई
काँटों की मीठी कोर
काँटों की मीठी कोर
?? रस में रस घोल गई रे
हाँ हाँ बोल गई रे
रस घोल गई रे
रस घोल गई रे
मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा
अंबुवा की डाली
डाली पे कोयल बोल गई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बोल गई रे

मोरे अंगना में अंबुवा॰ ॰ ॰


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 :

4278 Post No. : 15516

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post was very popular in the 70s. We can hear it occasionally even now on the AIR’s Vividh Bharati. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist with RD Burman as the music director.

‘Bhanwar’ (1976) was directed by Bhappie Sonie and had a cast headed by Ashok Kumar, Randhir Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Aruna Irani, Asrani, Ranjeet, Kamini Kaushal, Nadira, Madan Puri etc. Two songs from this movie are already posted on this blog.

We are having the third song today to remember Parveen Babi – today on her 71st birthday. This beautiful lady was born in Junagadh and had her schooling in Ahmedabad. She made her debut opposite Salim Durrani (‘Charitra’, 1973) but her first success was opposite Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Majboor’ (1974). She had a good run at the box office and co-starred with all the heroes of her time. Her career spanned around 15/16 years from 1973 to 1988 with one movie releasing rather late in 1991. She led a lonely life after she stopped acting and withdrew from public eye. She passed away on 20th Jan, 2005.

Thinking of the beautiful Parveen Babi today with this song

 

Song – Aankhen Milaayenge Baaten Sunaayenge  (Bhanwar) (1976) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Lata + Kishore

Lyrics 

aankhen milaayenge

baaten sunaayenge

aankhen milaayenge
baaten sunaayenge
palken bichhaayenge
zulfen bikhraayenge
phir kisi din
aaj kya karenge
ho aaj sirf gaana gaayenge
aankhen milaayenge
baaten sunaayenge
palken bichhaayenge
zulfen bikhraayenge
phir kisi din
bhai aaj kya karenge
ho aas sirf gaana gaayenge

gaane ke liye yahaan aana kya zaroori tha
jaane ke liye ye bahana kya zaroori tha
gaane ke liye yahaan aana kya zaroori tha
jaane ke liye ye bahana kya zaroori tha
achha maan jaate hain
nahi tadpaate hain 
ye baat huyi na
la la laa laa laa laa laa laa
mil ke leheraayenge 
kabhi paas aayenge
kabhi door jaayenge
roothenge manaayenge
phir kisi din
oho aaj kya karenge, 
ho aaj sirf gaana gayenge

pyar mein gile shiqwe ka mauka deti ho
ghar se bula ke raste me dhokha deti ho
pyar mein gile shiqwe ka mauka deti ho
ghar se bula ke raste mein dhokha deti ho
achha chalo theek hai 
kuchh bhi ho preet hai
wada raha naa
haan wada
la la laa laa laa laa laa laa
preet ye nibhaayenge 
aankhon mein basaayenge
tumko naa rulaayenge 
hasenge hasaayenge, 
phir kisi din
bhai aaj kya karenge, 
ho aaj sirf gaana gaayenge

aankhen milaayenge 
baatein sunaayenge
palke bichhaayenge 
zulfen bikharaayenge
phir kisi din
to aaj kya karenge
aaj sirf gaana gaayenge
aaj sirf gaana gaayenge
lal laa la la la laa
lal laa la la la la laa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आँखें मिलाएंगे

बातें सुनाएँगे

आँखें मिलाएंगे
बातें सुनाएँगे
पलकें बिछाएंगे
ज़ुल्फें बिखराएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
आज क्या करेंगे
हो आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे
आँखें मिलाएंगे
बातें सुनाएँगे
पलकें बिछाएंगे
ज़ुल्फें बिखराएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
भई आज क्या करेंगे
हो आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे

गाने के लिए यहाँ आना क्या ज़रूरी था
जाने के लिए ये बहाना क्या ज़रूरी था
गाने के लिए यहाँ आना क्या ज़रूरी था
जाने के लिए ये बहाना क्या ज़रूरी था
अच्छा मान जाते हैं
नहीं तड़पाते हैं
ये बात हुई ना
ल ल ला ला ला ला ला ला
मिल के लहराएंगे
कभी पास आएंगे
कभी दूर जाएँगे
रूठेंगे मनाएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
ओ हो आज क्या करेंगे
हो आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे

प्यार में गिले शिकवे के मौका देती हो
घर से बुला के रस्ते में धोखा देती हो
प्यार में गिले शिकवे के मौका देती हो
घर से बुला के रस्ते में धोखा देती हो
अच्छा चलो ठीक है
कुछ भी हो प्रीत है
वादा रहा ना
हाँ वादा
ल ल ला ला ला ला ला ला
प्रीत ये निभाएंगे
आँखों में बसाएँगे
तुमको ना रुलाएंगे
हंसेंगे हंसाएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
भई आज क्या करेंगे
हो आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे

आँखें मिलाएंगे
बातें सुनाएँगे
पलकें बिछाएंगे
ज़ुल्फें बिखराएंगे
फिर किसी दिन
तो आज क्या करेंगे
आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे
आज सिर्फ गाना गाएँगे
ला ला ल ल ल ल ला
ला ला ल ल ल ल ला


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4274 Post No. : 15508 Movie Count :

4274

In the golden period of Hindi film industry, there were many popular and famous actors (actors include actresses) who were well known to most of the cine goers of their relevant time. Those actors included heroes, heroines, character actors, villains and vamps, comedians, dancers etc. However, there were actors who were not  well known to most of the cine goers as most of the time, they would have small roles in films. But even with small roles, some of them have left lasting impressions on the connoisseurs of Hindi films. There was eagerness to know as to who were those actors. Among this set of actors is the playback singer and actor, Shyam Kumar.

Born as Gul Hamid Ali in Pune, Shyam Kumar (1913 – 1981) joined Kardar Studio as a playback singer on the recommendation of Naushad. He sang for Naushad in ‘Sharda’ (1942), ‘Namaste’ (1943), ‘Sanjog’ (1943), ‘Kanoon’ (1943), ‘Ratan’ (1944), ‘Pehle Aap’ (1944), ‘Sanyasi’ (1945), and ‘Dillagi’ (1949). He worked in some of these films but never sang for himself. However, his playback singing career never took off as he had tough competitions from GM Durrani and later from Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood etc. After ‘Guzaara’ (1954), Shyam Kumar virtually gave up playback singing. After 1954, he sang for the last time in ‘Tilasmi Duniya’ (1962).

Being on the payroll of Kardar Productions, Shyam Kumar also acted in the films produced/directed by AR Kardar which included ‘Sharda’ (1942), ‘Sanyasi’ (1945), ‘Dard’ (1947), ‘Dulaari’ (1949), ‘Jaadoo’ (1950), ‘Deewana’ (1952) ‘Dil-e-Naadaan’ (1953), ‘Yaasmeen’ (1955) etc. Due to his impressive physique, he was considered for roles with negative shades though in a few films like ‘Vijaygarh’ (1954), ‘Rashtraveer Shivaji’ (1965) etc, he was the lead actor. During his four decades of filmy career, Shyam Kumar acted in over 140 films and sang around 30 songs in 15 films.

The first time I became aware of Shyam Kumar was in my younger days when I had heard his voice in the iconic song “Tu Mera Chaand Main Teri Chaandni” in ‘Dillagi’ (1949) which used to be often played on Radio Ceylon. It was only during my 78 RPM gramophone record collection period in early 1970s I came to know through my friend, also a record collector, of the confusion created by the name ‘Shyam’ on 78 RPM record.  As the song was picturised on the hero of the film, Shyam (actor Shyam Chadha) who was accredited as ‘Shyam’ in the credit titles of the film, many felt that the actor Shyam sang this song for himself. On the other hand, Shyam Kumar, the singer who also acted in this film was accredited as ‘Sham Kumar’ in the credit titles. The fact was that actor Shyam lip synced the voice of Shyam Kumar in the song.

I had no inkling as to how Shyam Kumar looked like though I had seen him in many films as a familiar actor without knowing his name. He generally worked in ‘B’ grade films in negative roles but in most of ‘A’ grade films, he worked as one of the henchmen of the villains. Even in scenes where his presence was  minuscule among other prominent actors, by his sheer expressions and unusual dresses he wore for the films, the audience would notice his presence. I have included a few samples of his expressions and dress sense in the films as montages in the audio clip of a song I am presenting with this article.

Shyam Kumar was the lead actor along with Krishna Kumari in the film ‘Vijaygarh’ (1954). The other star cast included Habib, Abu Bakar, Mohammed Sandow, Maqbool, Ranjana, Rafiq etc. The film was directed by AY Sheikh. The film seems to be an obscure one as not much information is available on it.  From the title, it would appear that the film belongs to the genre of historical drama. But the star cast of the film gives me an impression that it was a costume drama/stunt film.

The film’s 7 songs are as obscure as the film. Songs were  written by two lyricists – Muzaffar Shahjahanpuri and Indivar and were set to music by two music director – Krishna Dayal and AK Prem.  I have uploaded the video of the first song from the film which is “Gungunaai Fiza Jagmagaaya Sama”. It is a duet sung by Manorama (not the actress Manorama) and Shyam Kumar. This song is attributed to Muzaffar Shahjahanpuri and AK Prem as lyricist and music director, respectively. I heard the name of Manorama as a playback singer for the first time. She appears to be a trained singer. Checking through the Geet Kosh listings, we find that the singer Manorama was apparently active only during the period of 1954-55 during which time she sang a total of eleven songs for four films.
[Note: Incidentally, Yashodara Katju had a younger sister, Manorama Katju and was associated with a film magazine ‘Screen’ in 1950s.]

It is often said that Shyam Kumar never sang for himself in the films. He gave playback to other actors.  In ‘Vijaygarh’ (1954), Shyam Kumar was the lead actor and had sung three songs – two duets with Manorama and one solo. All these 3 songs are mix of romance and joy. Going by the list of other male actors in the film, I do not think that these 3 songs would make much sense if picturised on them.  So, it is a point to ponder whether Shyam Kumar performed one or more of his three songs himself.

With this song, ‘Vijaygarh’ (1954) makes a debut in the Blog.

[Ed Note: A honky-tonk coincidence plays in with the addition of this song to our blog. This song belongs to the 4274th film on this blog, and it appears on the 4274th day of the blog. Well, what do you say. 😀 😀 .]

 

Song – Gungunaai Fiza Jagmagaaya Samaa (Vijaygarh) (1954) Singer – Manorama, Shyam Kumar, Lyrics – Muzaffar Shahjahanpuri, MD – AK Prem
Manorama + Shyaam Kumar

 

Lyrics

gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
aa aa aa aa
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
li bahaaron ne do dil mein angdaaiyaan
ho angdaaiyaan
ho o o o
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
li bahaaron ne do dil mein angdaaiyaan
ho angdaaiyaan
ho o o o
 
tu ne ghunghat hataaya bahaar aa gayi
tu ne ghunghat hataaya bahaar aa gayi
roop chamka to bijli bhi sharma gayi
roop chamka to bijli bhi sharma gayi
chhaa gayeen muskuraane se rangeeniyaan
ho rangeeniyaan
ho o o o
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
li bahaaron ne do dil mein angdaaiyaan
ho angdaaiyaan
ho o o o
 
aisi barsi khushi saare gham dhul gaye
aisi barsi khushi saare gham dhul gaye
zindagi ke naye raaste khul gaye
zindagi ke naye raaste khul gaye
ab basaayenge hum ek niraala jahaan
ek niraala jahaan
ho o o o
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
haa aa aa aa
gungunaai fiza jagmagaaya sama
li bahaaron ne do dil mein angdaaiyaan
ho angdaaiyaan
ho o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
हा आ आ आ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
ली बहारों ने दो दिल में अंगड़ाइयां
हो अंगड़ाइयां
हो ओ ओ ओ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
ली बहारों ने दो दिल में अंगड़ाइयां
हो अंगड़ाइयां
हो ओ ओ ओ

तू ने घूँघट हटाया बहार आ गई
तू ने घूँघट हटाया बहार आ गई
रूप चमका तो बिजली बहई शर्मा गई
रूप चमका तो बिजली बहई शर्मा गई
छा गईं मुस्कुयाने से
हो रंगीनियाँ
हो ओ ओ ओ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
ली बहारों ने दो दिल में अंगड़ाइयां
हो अंगड़ाइयां
हो ओ ओ ओ

ऐसी बरसी खुशी सारे ग़म धूल गए
ऐसी बरसी खुशी सारे ग़म धूल गए
ज़िंदगी के नए रास्ते खुल गए
ज़िंदगी के नए रास्ते खुल गए
अब बसाएँगे हम इक निराला जहां
इक निराला जहां
हो ओ ओ ओ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
हा आ आ आ
गुनगुनाई फिज़ा जगमगाया समां
ली बहारों ने दो दिल में अंगड़ाइयां
हो अंगड़ाइयां
हो ओ ओ ओ


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.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 :

4204 Post No. : 15393 Movie Count :

4243

Today’s song is from an obscure film ‘Angoori’ (1943).

The film was produced by The Indian Art Pictures, Bombay. This was a new company formed and this film was their first venture. They did not have their own studio, like many other producers. Due to the second world war, many new financiers turned to film making, using their black money earned during the rationing of many essential commodities. Even the raw film stock, used to make a movie, was controlled and naturally was available in black market freely at a premium price. Such producers got their films shot in some established studios by renting a shooting floor. The prolific film company, Ranjit, had reserved 2 floors out of their 8 shooting floors, only to be given on rent to such producers. Film ‘Angoori’ was shot in the studios of Circo Production company.

The film was based on a novel by writer LK Shukla. For the director, Mahesh Kaul, this was his debut film as a Director. So far he had been only a writer and a sundry actor in films.

Mahesh Kaul (10-4-1911 to 2-7-1972) was born in Lahore and educated in Moni College, Nagpur. After graduation, he worked as a journalist and a bank manager. He then entered films as a lyricist and dialogue writer. He debuted as an actor in KA Abbas scripted film ‘Naya Sansar’ (1941) and played Dronacharya’s role in film ‘Mahatma Vidur’ (1943). His other films as an actor were ‘Apna Ghar’ (1942), ‘Gopinath’ (1948), ‘Kaaghaz Ke Phool’ (1959) and ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971). His first film as a director was ‘Angoori’, then came ‘Paristan’ in 1944. He produced and directed film ‘Gopinath’, with Raj Kapoor and IPTA actress Tripti Mitra. Some of his major films as a director are ‘Naujawaan’ (1951), ‘Aakhri Dao’ (1958), ‘Talaaq’ (1958), ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Palki’ (1967), ‘Sapnon Ka Saudagar’ (1968) etc. In all he directed 15 Hindi films. His last film ‘Agni Rekha’ came after his death, in 1973.

The music director for this film was GM Durrani and the lyricist was Rammurty Chaturvedi. Earlier, when the film was planned and an advertisement was published in ‘Film India’ magazine, the film had given the name of Pt. Indra as the lyricist, but later on probably he was replaced by Rammurty. The cast of the film was Ulhas, Kaushalya, Dar Kashmiri, Mukul, Chandrahas, Sunetra, PR Joshi, Angre, Ranjan, Peer Muhammad, Mukul etc. This was Durrani’s first film as an MD.

Ghulam Mustafa Durrani, often abbreviated as GM Durrani (1919 – 8 September 1988) was a popular and legendary Indian radio drama artist, playback singer, actor and music director. To his credit, he tried to make his own identity as a playback singer and not try to follow the KL Saigal type of singing. GM Durrani was notable for sad songs, romantic songs, patriotic songs, Quraan Khani, qawwalis, ghazals and bhajans. He was also one of the first Muslim singers to get to sing Hindu Devotionals. GM Durrani was also the most senior Punjabi singer-actor at that time. He was radio drama artist and full-time singer of Lahore, Delhi and Bombay stations of AIR (All India Radio, aka Akashvani (radio broadcaster)). His native language was Pashto but he had a strong command over Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. He sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto language in Indian movies in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. After the 50s Durrani sang very few songs. Durrani was the disciple of radio broadcaster Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari.

Ghulam Mustafa Durrani was born in Peshawar, British India in 1919. He was a Pathan (Pashtun) and belonged to the Mohammad Zai Durrani Kabila. He was from a conservative family where even tea was not taken. Milk and lassi were the drinks of choice. When he used to go to those shops and some songs used to be heard, he used to hum along with them. Everyone used to say this boy should go to Bombay, as his voice was very good. The thought of becoming an actor entered his mind as well. He soon ran out of money to make ends meet.

His mother had expired when he was very young. Father was educated and of artistic mind but very strict, and the only ally at the home was his loving grandmother. But she could also not protect him from his father’s anger.

The last job Durrani did in Peshawar was of at a painter’s shop where an artist always used to hum the tunes of the songs composed by highly respected composer and actor Rafiq Ghaznavi. He also started imitating those songs and got appreciation from the colleagues which inspired him. Durrani started practising Rafiq Ghaznavi’s songs and assumed him as his master. During this time, his father took him to another job at his uncle’s motor-part shop. But the artist within, didn’t stay long there and Durrani ran away from the home to Lahore with only 22 rupees in his pocket.

In Lahore, Durrani did odd jobs along with singing on radio. This brought him fame and passion for radio singing which took him to Delhi first, and then to Bombay. He came to Bombay on 14 April 1935. In Bombay, he got somehow a job at the Radio Station and from here he got recognition. Film wallahs started calling him to sing.

His singing career started from AIR. Durrani was discovered by film producer Sohrab Modi of Minerva Film Company (later known as Minerva Movietone). Modi gave him his first break around 1935-36 in the movie ‘Saed-e-Havas’ (1936), a historical under the music director, classical musician Bundu Khan popularly known as ‘Taan-Talwar‘ Bundu Khan.

When Durrani came to Bombay playback system was not there and one had to act on screen. He didn’t like running around trees and refused to work further. He faced a lot of difficulties and could not return as people would call him a ‘Kanjar‘. Minerva was reportedly to close down soon too. He soon joined the Delhi Radio Station of AIR (Akashvani). Durrani was working at the Delhi Radio Station where he got acquainted with poet Behzad Lakhnavi whose many ghazals had been sung by Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals) Akhtari Bai Faizabadi, later to become famous as Begum Akhtar.

He later shifted to the Bombay Radio Station where he met a big personality at the time, whom he considered his ustad (master), Station Director of Bombay station of AIR (Akashvani), Baba-e-Nasharayat (Father of Broadcasting) Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari who helped the radio station come up a lot. Durrani always referred to Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari as ustad as a mark of honour. (ZA Bukhari, was the Station Director of Delhi station and then Bombay station of AIR (Akashvani). After the partition of India and creation of Pakistan, Bukhari migrated to Pakistan. He was made the first director-general of Radio Pakistan (Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation) and later, he served as general manager of PTV (Pakistan Television Corporation)).

Durrani’s salary was fixed at Rs 40 per month. Here he was working as a drama artist. He was soon counted as one of the best drama artist on the radio those days. Over a period of three years his salary had gone up to Rs 70 per month. But fate would soon call him back to films. In 1939-40, when the method of playback singing was already in use, he returned to films, to lend his voice for a film titled ‘Bahurani’ (1940) as his first playback singing assignment. The film was made by Sagar Movietone and its music director was Rafiq Ghaznavi. Durrani was then working as a full-time Singer in AIR (Akashvani). Those were British days and they were not allowed to do any private recordings. But Ghaznavi insisted. and Durrani laid down some conditions, like; the recording should be fixed on a Sunday night so that no outsiders would be allowed to enter the studio. Secondly, he said that his name shouldn’t appear in credit titles or on discs. The song was a duet with Miss Rose, an Anglo-Indian, who didn’t have much experience as a singer. He was paid Rs. 75 for the song as against his salary of Rs. 70 a month at AIR (Akashvani). He then left  his job at AIR on 31st December 1940 and decided to concentrate fully on his film career.

Thereafter he sang for, among others, noted music directors like Khawaja Khurshid Anwar, friend Naushad, Shankar Rao Vyas and AR Qureshi (also known as Alla Rakha, Pandit Ravi Shanker’s famous tabla accompanist) for films like ‘Namaste’ (1943), ‘Shama’ (1946), ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1947), ‘Magroor’ (1950), ‘Sabak’ (1950), ‘Humlog’ (1951) and scores of others. He became very popular. Many singers started their careers with him and he inspired many others too.

He was the idol of Mohammed Rafi who imitated him in the initial days. Now what could be a better tribute to singer than that, that the symbol of divinity in the Indian Music Industry, Mohammad Rafi, followed him. In fact, in 1944 Rafi recorded what he considered his first Hindi language song for the film ‘Gaon ki Gori (1944) for Shyam Sunder, “Aji Dil Ho Kaaboo Mein To Dildaar Ki Aisi Taisi” with GM Durrani and chorus.

Geeta Dutt also started her career in her break through movie ‘Do Bhai’ (1947) with the song “Aaj Preet Ka Naata Toot Gaya“, a duet with GM Durrani for SD Burman.

Similarly, “Haaye Chhore Ki Jaat Badi Bewafa“, (in film ‘Chaandni Raat’, (1949), a duet with GM Durrani, was Lata’s first song for composer, Naushad.

Durrani has sung many songs during his career. His output later reduced. According to a story he was influenced not to sing for some time after his Hajj visit and Rafi then helped him get back to singing but by then his career was over. Music composer Khawaja Khurshid Anwar in his first film ‘Kurmai’ (Punjabi-1941) took Durrani as his assistant and later gave him the film ‘Angoori’ (1943) as music director.

In the period of KL Saigal – Surinder, Khan Mastaana and GM Durrani were also famous. GM Durrani was one of the 40s legendary playback singers. Durrani tried to make his own identity as a playback singer and not try to follow the KL Saigal type of singing. His singing style was to inspire Rafi and others in the years to come. Later GM Durrani became a model to many playback singers who followed then. The soulful renditions of Durrani were to be reminded of by Talat’s singing as well.

Mohammed Rafi was influenced most notably, by GM Durrani on whose style he based his singing. He sang with his idol in some of the songs such as “Humko Hanste Dekh Zamana Jalta Hai” (Hum Sab Chor Hain, 1956) and “Khabar Kisi Ko Nahin Wo Kidhar Ko Dekhte Hain” (Beqasoor, 1950).

Durrani considered his first famous song was “Duniya Mein Sab Jode Jode” of the film ‘Sharda’ (1942) composed by Naushad.

The song “Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare Kitne Meethe Kitne Pyaare“, that made him a real rage was however composed by Shyam Sundar for the movie ‘Nai Kahaani’ (1943). This song, sung most part by GM Durrani with some support by child-star Balakram, was playing everywhere. When he sang, this song, the listeners went crazy. This timeless melody can never be forgotten by fans of Indian Cinema. Nearly 40 years later, when Tata Oil Mills did a program Mortal Men Immortal Melodies to celebrate fifty years of talkies in India, they invited him to re-render the song. Although many had forgotten him, his voice was still great and he got a standing applause for it.

There was a time when GM Durani was the favourite and most preferred singer for most composers in the industry. From 1941 to 1951, he sang over 300 songs. He is a case of “Riches to Rags”. Once a rich and famous singer,he spent his last few years fighting with throat cancer, poverty and loneliness. His end was quite pathetic.

GM Durani was a leading singer, like Surendra. The difference was Surendra sang only in his own films and thus had limitations,but Durrani was a playback singer, without much competition. In the 40s, there were hardly any male Playback singers,because most singers were actors themselves and sang their own songs, like Asit Baran. Karan Dewan, Ashok Kumar, Prem Adeeb, Arun Ahuja, Balwant singh, CH Atma, Ishwarlal, kantilal, KL Saigal, Pahadi Sanyal etc. There were of course few playback singers like Khan Mastaana, SD Batish, AR Oza, Balbir etc., but they were no competition to Durrani at all.

Because of this ,some singers were jealous of him and there was an attempt to poison him with Mercury Chloride (sindoor) given in a paan  by another well known singer. All relevant stories point out fingers to Hafeez Khan Mastaana in this incident as the culprit. Before he could confess, which he wanted to it seems, Mastaana died in absolute poverty and in total neglect near Mahim Dargah.  Later on his only son used to be seen begging there for quite some time. One of the RMIM members had met him there.

After singing assignments dried up, he opened a provision stores in Mahim, Bombay and ran it for 3 years. Finally, when the losses mounted, he sold off the business in loss.

In his last days, Durrani had throat cancer. He was looked after well by his sons and daughters. In his last days, he was interviewed by the famous writer Shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji. After I came to know Shri Pandya ji, he kindly gifted me a CD containing this last interview of Durrani. The interview was conducted just one day prior to his death . So I have not only Durrani’s real voice, but also a song he sang from his deathbed for this interview ! Thanks to Shri Pandya ji. GM Durrani, in that last interview claimed that he had helped both financially and professionally two rising singers – Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar, in their initial struggling period. He describes his first meetings with them in the interview.

GM Durani sang many memorable songs like, “Haath Seene Pe Jo Rakh Do To Qaraar Aa Jaaye“, with Noorjehan in ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1947), “Laara Lappa Laara Lappa Laai Rakhda” with Lata in ‘Ek thi Ladki’ (1949), “Nazar Phero Na Ham Se” with Shamshad Begum in ‘Deedar’ (1951), “Gaaye Chala Jaa“, with Lata in ‘Hum Log’ (1951), “Humko Hanste Dekh Zamana Jalta Hai” with Rafi in ‘Hum Sab Chor Hain’ (1956. Durrani sang about 300 songs. His last song came in ‘Lal Pathar’ (1971). Co-incidentally, in this last film, he also appeared on screen, lip syncing a song by Mohd Rafi – “Unke Khayaal Aaye To Aate Chale Gaye“.

GM Durrani acted in 16 films, from 1949 to 1978. He sang 305 songs in 168 films. He gave music as MD in 8 films and also wrote lyrics in film ‘Nazaare’ (1949).

An odd name in the cast of ‘Angoori’ is Dar Kashmiri. A little information about this name. He was the eldest brother of Omkar Nath Dar aka OK Dar  aka Jeevan.

Om Prakash Dar was born into a  large family. He had 23 siblings. His grandfather was the Governor of Gilgit in Gilgit-Baltistan. He lost his father when the youngest- Jeevan – was 3 years old and his mother died at childbirth. Being the eldest, he came to Bombay in search of jobs and entered films. Instead of his original long name, he was called Dar Kashmiri.

Actually, when Jeevan came to Bombay in search of film roles, Om Prakash Dar aka Dar kashmiri, his elder brother, was already working in films. Jeevan appeared first time in ‘Fashionable India’ (1935). Since his name was Onkar Nath, he was billed as OK Dar (and not Dar Kashmiri – please note).

His elder brother Dar Kashmiri worked in many films- some of them are – ‘Noor Mahal’ (1934), ‘Watan Parast’ (1934), ‘Yaad Rahe’ (1940), ‘Abla’ (1941), ‘Saugandh’ (1942), ‘Angoori’ (1943), ‘Naya Taraana’ (1943), ‘Room No. 9’ (1946), ‘Hua Savera’ (1948′, ‘Kundan’ (1955) and ‘Ayodhyapati’ (1956). and many other films. In every film, he was billed as Dar Kashmiri only.

Jeevan was billed as  OK Dar (Jeevan) from film ‘Romantic India’ (1936) onwards and then on as Jeevan only – except still a few films where he was billed as OK Dar (Jeevan). In film ‘Patit Paavan’ (1955), both brothers acted and they were individually billed as Jeewan and Dar Kashmiri. This settles their name issue completely.

Let us now listen to this duet. With this song, film ‘Angoori’ of 1943, makes its debut on the blog.

(Information about GM Durrani here, is based partly on an article in www.peoplepill.com and from Rajani Kumar Pandya ji’s book ‘Aap ki Parchhainyan’. I acknowledge and my thanks to both. Information on Dar Kashmiri is from Filmdom-46).


Song – Nainon Mein Naina Deenho Daal. . . O. . . Baanke Naina Waale (Angoori) (1943) Singer – Kaushalya, GM Durrani, Lyricist – Ram Murty Chatruvedi, MD – GM Durrani
Kaushalya + GM Durrani

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

nainon main naina deenho daal
nainon main naina deenho daa..aal
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale
nainon main naina deenhi daal
nainon main naina deenhi daa..aal
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waali
nainon main naina deenho daal

jaat dagariya lad gaye sajni
jaat dagariya lad gaye sajni
chanchal nain hamaare
chanchal nain hamaare
chhail tere zulmi nainon se
chhail tere zulmi nainon se
nain hamaare haare
nain hamaare haare
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale
nainon main naina deenhi daal
nainon main naina deenhi daa..aal
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale
nainon main naina deenho daal

baney baawre pyaase naina
baney baawre pyaase naina
ab to naa tarsaao
ab to naa tarsaao
bas kar ke nainon mein pi
bas kar ke nainon mein pi
nainon ki pyaas bujhaao
nainon ki pyaas bujhaao
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale
nainon main naina deenho daal
nainon main naina deenho daa..aal
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale

nainon main naina deenho daa..aal
nainon main naina deenho daa..aal

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डा॰॰ल
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाले
नैनों में नैना दीन्हीं डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हीं डा॰॰ल
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाली
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल

जात डगरिया लड़ गए सजनी
जात डगरिया लड़ गए सजनी
चंचल नैना हमारे
चंचल नैना हमारे
छैल तेरे ज़ुल्मी ननों से
छैल तेरे ज़ुल्मी नैनों से
नैन हमारे हारे
नैन हमारे हारे
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाले
नैनों में नैना दीन्हीं डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हीं डा॰॰ल
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाली
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल

बने बावरे प्यासे नैना
बने बावरे प्यासे नैना
अब तो ना तरसाओ
अब तो ना तरसाओ
बस करके नैनों में पी
बस करके नैनों में पी
नैनों की प्यास बुझाओ
नैनों की प्यास बुझाओ
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाले
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डा॰॰ल
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाले

नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डा॰॰ल


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Hullo Atuldom

Na Chaahoon Sona Chaandi” was the first time I took note of this roly-poly cute- faced actor. He played Braganza, a head-fisherman and father to ‘Bobby’ in 1973. Subsequently I saw him as mama to the character played by Hema Malini in ‘Aap Beeti’ in 1976, a pathan who helps Manoj Kumar in ‘Shor’ (1972), a sardar who was a good Samaritan in ‘Roti Kapda aur Makaan’ (1974).

Then one day on chitrahaar or it could have been chaayageet on Doordarshan I saw a black and white song “Patli Kamar Hai” where this particular actor was super good-looking which was enough to sweep the lady he was wooing, off her feet. He came across as a dancer with a reasonable sense of rhythm. That is when I was informed by my dad that Premnath was a lead actor in many movies and rattled of names like ‘Aab-e-Hayaat’ (1955), ‘Baadal’ (1951), ‘Aag’ (1948) etc. and also sang a few of his songs from movies where he was the hero. Recently, not so long ago, I too saw a black-n-white movie, where Premnath played a ‘supposed’ poor boy who falls in love with a princess and helps the king regain his kingdom, the movie was an Arabian nights kind of story. Think it was ‘Saaqi’ (1952).

So I have loved movies where Premnath was Sir Juda (‘Karz’), Yamraaj (‘Lok Parlok’), IG Khanna (‘Kalicharan’), Bajrang Bahadur (‘Aap Beeti’), Shankar Dada (‘Dharam Karam’), father of a bevy of beauties (‘Ishk Ishk Ishk’, and the most memorable of them all – Rai Saab Bhupendra Singh in ‘Johnny Mera Naam’.  Thinking of him today on his birth anniversary he would have been 93.

There is another celeb of yesteryears who has her birthday today. And I wrote a post for her last month itself where I wrote this “I remembered that November 21st was the birthday of our dear Helen. She turned 81 yesterday (21 October 2019).’’ God only knows what I was thinking as I wrote that post and sent it hurriedly to Atul ji for posting. And the good man that he is, he posted it within an hour of my sending it. But the error was pointed out in the comments section by Partha Chanda ji and Prakashchandra ji. The next day Nahm ji, after reading the comments, messaged me to inquire if I was planning one more post for the actual birthdate and also to see if the song choices were clashing. I assured her that the choices don’t clash as we have a vast library to choose from.  I must say that we had an extra song and extra good wishes for our much-loved Helen.

As my practice has been over the years, I have managed to find a song which features both the birthday celebs. It is from the 1979 release ‘Magroor’’ which starred Shatrughan Sinha, Vidya Sinha, Premnath, Helen, Deven Verma, Nadira, Narendranath, Paintal, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Jagdish Raj etc. The film had music by Laxmikant Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics. Playback singers were Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur, Anuradha Paudwal, Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Mahendra Kapoor. All the 5 songs were duets.

Todays’ song is a club song where we see Helen (Rukhsaana) being wooed by a bunch of suitors (extras) and Premnath joining in on the fun. He is bodily lifted out of the dance floor by the cops at the end of the song. Playback for this song is by Asha and Mannada.

 

Song – Rukhsaana Rukhsaana Main Tera Deewaana  (Magroor) (1979) Singer -Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics 

aaaa aaaa aaahaa
aaahaa haaa aaahaa haaa
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan
he he
rukhsaana rukhasaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan

rukhsaana dil degi kisi daulat waale ko
rukhsaana dil degi kisi daulat waale ko
pyaar karegi apne jaise kisi matwaale ko

rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan
he he
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan

jis ko mujh se pyaar ho
o ho ho ho
jis ko mujh se pyaar ho
aaye imtihaan de
jis ko ye dil lena ho
pehle apni jaan de
ha ha ha
ha ha
ha ha ha
ha ha
ha ha ha
ha ha ho ho ooo
jal ke jo dikhaaye
dikhaaye
wo mera parwaana
hai
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaaani
bol o meri jaan
he he
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaani
bol o meri jaan

rukhsaana jaane jaana..aa
rukhsaana jaane jaana..aa
ishq mein tere
chhoda maine
saara zamaana
rukhsaana jaane jaana..aa
rukhsaana o meri jaane jaana
meri bulbul-e-baghdad
kahaan hai tu

chik bam bam
chik bam bam
bam chik bam bam
chik bam bam
chik bam bam
bam chik bam bam

tere deewaanon mein kaun hai mere jaisa
mere jaisa
arre haat
tere deewaanon mein kaun hai mere jaisa
mere jaisa
pyaar nahin milta
mil jaata hai paisa
mil jaata hai paisa
mera dil naa todo o
mera daaman chhodo
main aashiq tera
naam na lena mera
main de sakta hoon jaan bhi
marna hai aasaan bhi
phir mushkil kya kaam hai
paisa us ka naam hai
khaali dil kis kaam ka
sheeshe ka paimaana
he rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kisi ki raani
poochho meri jaan
rukhsana dil degi kisi daulat waale ko
rukhsana dil degi kisi daulat waale ko
pyaar karegi apne jaise kisi matwaale ko

he rukhsana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana
tu kis ki deewaaani
bol o meri jaan
he he
rukhsaana rukhsaana (rukhsaana)
main tera deewaana (rukhsaana)
tu kis ki deewaaani (o meri bulbul)
bol o meri jaan (kahaan hai tu)
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana (rukhsaana)
tu kis ki deewaaani (rukhsaana)
bol o meri jaan
rukhsaana rukhsaana
main tera deewaana (rukhsaana)
tu kis ki deewaaani
bol o meri jaan


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