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5435 Post No. : 17823

It was somewhere in the middle of may 2023 (17 may 2023, to be exact) that plans to have a meeting of blog regulars at Mumbai began to be explored. The idea began to take shape when Sudir jee, alongwith Bakshish Singh jee planned to visit Mumbai for one week towards the end of May till first week of June ( week beginning 29 may 2023 and ending on 4 June 2023).

The initial response was like we all will be busy in prior engagements towards the end of may, it is not the season to visit Mumbai etc. But after initial hiccups, things began to take shape. It was decided that 2 June 2023 would be a suitable date. Mumbai based regulars readily confirmed their availability on that date, except one who was not available at Mumbai on those dates. The messages were marked to other regulars spread over India as well. Avinash Scrapwala was always ready to join from Vadodara. Regulars based at Bangalore and nearby stated that they would be unable to join due to prior engagements.

Even I began to warm up to the idea. The only time I had joined a gangout at Mumbai was in December 2014. That meeting is still fresh in my mind, even though nearly nine years have passed after that meeting. During that meeting, I had the good fortune to meet lots and lots of Blog regulars. Mumbai regulars like M/s Sadanand Kamath, Nitin Shah, nahm had joined the meeting. Khyati Bhatt flew over from USA and was there in the meeting. Our youthful and energetic Bharat Upadhyay jee (sadly no longer with us now) was there and he was one of the most enthusiastic organiser of that meet that took place in a Hotel not very far from the Mumbai airport. He had also invited a few HFM related stalwarts who were not our blog regulars. Legendary Mumbai based names like Nalin Shah and Suresh Chandvankar were invited by him and they joined the meeting. From Delhi, Sudhir jee and Ganti jee had joined. It was quite a gathering of HFM enthusiasts.

One Mumbai based regular who could not make it to the meeting at that time was our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh as his wife had sadly passed away just prior to the scheduled meeting. After the gangout, those who were still at Mumbai went to see him. I had arrived at the meeting from Raipur (from an early morning flight) and I had to leave by an evening flight, so I could not meet him during that visit.

On many occasions, Arunkumar Deshmukh jee has expressed his fond hope that he would be able to meet me sometime in future. I too was just as eager to meet him.

This meeting afforded me the opportunity to meet him. That was one of the main reasons why I felt that I must attend this meeting. What is more, he was the host of this gangout at his residence !

I am based at Bhopal at present, which is well connected by air to Mumbai. Like the previous Mumbai Gangout, I wanted to be able to return back on the same day. Flight timings suited my plan. So I immediately booked an early morning flight from Bhopal to Mumbai that arrived Mumbai by 10:30, well before 11 AM, which was the scheduled time for the gangout to begin. I also booked the ticket for return flight, which was at 8:05 PM that arrived Bhopal at 9:30 PM.

Very next day, I got e mail message from the airways that my flight was rescheduled to 12 noon and would land at Mumbai at 2 PM. What a letdown ! I quickly cancelled that ticket and booked ticket for another flight. This flight left Bhopal at 10:35 AM and arrived Mumbai at 12 noon. From there to the venue of the meeting was about half an hour drive by cab. So I hoped to arrive by 12 :30, hopefully not missing much of the activity at the gangout.

As days passed, Mr Satish Shenoy, based at Bangalore confirmed that he too would attend the meeting. That made it three regulars that I would meet for the first time. Arun Jee, Shenoy jee, and Avinash Scrapwala. Avinash Scrapwala too was going to meet me and Sudhir Jee for the first time and he hoped to set a record of meeting the maximum number of blog regulars. 🙂

I had not informed my wife and daughter that I planned to visit Mumbai. I wanted to inform them just one day prior to my departure. They became aware as I tried to take printout of the boarding pass on the printer. My kitten saw a printer for the first time and she tried to find out how this device works. 🙂 When my daughter looked at the printout she enquired where I was going. I told her Mumbai. My wife, who overheard me, correctly guessed that it must be to meet my blog regulars. “you will go like this ? Quickly go out and get your haircut”- She ordered me. So I walked down the street to the nearby haircut saloon and got my haircut. She too had heard about Arun Jee. I had shown her books authored by him. So she was already much impressed. You are going to meet such a famous man and you are going empty handed, She chided me. Going empty handed and meeting blog regulars, that is how it has been with me all these years. But then I used to live alone those days. My wife was not there to take care of such fine details. My wife and daughter went out and picked what they considered an appropriate item to be carried with me at the meeting.

The flight was at 10:35. It meant I had to reach the airport by 8:30. I typically wake up at 4 AM in the morning and take my two dogs on their morning walk, one dog at a time. Their walk was over by 5 AM. In addition to being a dog walker, I am their chef too. Normally I get their meals ready by 8:30. On this date, I got their meals ready by 6:30, hoping that my wife/ daughter would feed the dogs in time in my absence. I was myself ready in all respects by 7 AM.

My wife had woken up early to prepare breakfast for me, but the daughter, who was supposed to drop me to the airport (11 km away) was a late riser. I wondered if she would wake up in time. Luckily she woke up early by her standards and I arrived the airport well in time.

Every airport is different form other airports and things work differently in all airports. So it is always better to arrive early at an airport that is new for one. Bhopal airport is new for me. I have gone there a few times to drop my daughter or to pick her up, but it was for the first time that I was going there to catch a flight. I found Bhopal airport building quite a small building that had just four or five gates. In contrast, Mumbai or Delhi have different terminals, and each terminal has say one hundred gates or so. Some gates (half of them) in Bhopal have aprons too, which means passengers can directly board the aircraft or deplane the aircraft via the apron, instead of being carried to the plane or to the terminal via buses. In some airports they simply walk upto the plane from the terminal or get down from the plane and go to the terminal (as in Gorakhpur 🙂 ) .

I make it a point to take a window seat so that I could watch outside from the window. I watch as the aircraft taxies on the airport and reaches to the edge of the runway. After the plane reaches the end of the runway, the plane starts running on the track picking up speed and finally the plane takes off. In a matter of seconds, the plane is way above in the sky and structures on the ground start looking like small specks. I try to identify structures like road, railway lines, rivers etc. It helps if you know the route the plane flies over. They you can try to identify landmarks visible undeneath. I had not done any such prior research this time so I was not able to identify any landmarks as the plane flew towards Mumbai.

With a flight just over one hour, you do not have to wait much. The airhostess starts distributing eatables. She would have barely served four rows of passengers when announcement is made that the aircraft is reaching Mumbai. I wonder why these aircrafts distribute foodstuff on such small duration flights, when they do not have enough time to carry out this task fully.

Watching the plane land on the aircraft is another interesting process as far as I am concerned. The structures on ground, including even the airport looks so small from above. It comes as a great relief when the aircraft actually lands where it is supposed to land and then actually ends up at just the gate where it is scheduled to stop. The apron is connected to the plane and the passengers troop out. I had made it a point to have just a hand bag and no checked in baggage, so all I had to to was to come out of the airport.

Coming out of the airport is one thing, you also need to go to your destination. I am a novice when it comes to booking vehicles on Ola, Uber etc. Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh had sent me (and others) whatsapp message inviting us to his place. That message contained the address of his residence. My daughter, who spent four years in Mumbai doing her MBBS, is an expert in such matters. I had whatsapped this message to her and asked her to book a cab for me. After I landed, I asked her to book the cab. She asked me what terminal I was at. I was in terminal one, which is smaller than terminal two (or so it seemed to me). She booked an Ola cab and messaged the details to me. In a matter of minutes, I found the cab bearing just the registration number as in my message turning up exactly where I stood. I am used to long waits for cabs elsewhere, so getting a cab so fast was quite a pleasant surprise for me. I boarded the cab, gave the driver the OTP and I was on my way. While on the way, I checked up the blog. I found that Sudhir Jee had commented on my post for the day, where he had mentioned that Peevesie’s mom too was going to attend the gang out. That came as a pleasant surprise. It meant I was going to meet not three, but four blog regulars for the first time. Soon, the number would swell even more, as Peevesie and her husband too would join later in the afternoon.

The cab reached a place and the driver stopped. He asked me whether this was where I had to go. How could I know ? I told him that I would find out for myself and told him that he may go. I entered a side lane. When I looked back from where I came, I saw a 16 storey building across the road . Arun Jee had mentioned that his building was opposite a 16 storey building called Avinash. When I looked at that building, it was indeed named Avinash. I crossed the road, entered the gate and asked the watchman guarding Avinash where was the building called “Jyoti Apartments”. He pointed me out towards the building directly across the road (from where I had just come by crossing the road). I could see JYOTI written on that building. So I went back across the road and entered the gate. While entering, I could see A , B, C written on different portions of the building. I asked the watchman where was B 13. He informed me that it was on the first floor on the B wing. I went there, climbed up to the first floor and found a door. Before I could think of how to get the door opened, the door opened and I found Arun Jee standing there. He had watched me arriving from the window. On the right side room, I saw a gathering of all the regulars. Arun Jee was one person I met for the first time, Peevesie’s mom (unexpectedly pleasant surprise), Satish Shenoy jee and Avinash Scrapwala were the other “new” persons I met for the first time. Sudher jee, Bakshish Jee, Sadanand Kamanth jee, and Nitin Shah jee, whom I have met in the past, were also there. Then there was a Mumbai based person Subhash jee, who I guess was an acquaintance of Bakshish Jee, and he was an extremely knowledgeable person about HFM, just like Bakshish jee.

One can say that some seriously knowledgeable HFM lovers were gathered together in that one room. That room incidentally had hosted many more HFM related people in the past. I was quite familiar with this room, as Arun Jee had shared his photographs with fellow HFM lovers and experts, or relatives of all HFM related artists, taken in that room.

While we discussed all sorts of matters, including HFM, a few photographs got clicked and shared on our whatsapp group. Some people who had not joined the meeting offered their remarks on these photographs.

Prima facie, our talks would look like small chit chat. But some of the discussion that took place would be considered stuff of breaking news in the field of HFM, and also in some other fields. For example, Sudhir Jee, on a query whether we will run out of songs after 25000 songs, stated that the list of songs that are contained in HFGK were based on the information available at that time. Many more recordings of songs, in HFM as well as NFS, are becoming available that are not yet available online. (They are available with Sudhir Jee, of course. 🙂 )

While discussing other matters, I stated that I used to bathe in Ganga jal and drink Ganga jal, when I stayed at Jamalpur, but I became aware of this fact much later. As it is, Jamalpur got Ganga water from 15 KM long pipeline that brought Ganga river water from Munger. In response, Sudhir jee informed us that when Lutyen’s New Delhi was established, it got its water supply not from River Yamuna that flows in Delhi, but pure Ganga water from the hills of Uttarakhand through upper Ganga canal. It turns out that Sudhir jee’s colony too gets this water. So Sudhir jee has been drinking ganga jal and bathing in it since his childhood. 🙂

While on the matters of HFM, Sudhir Jee gifted me an external hard drive containing all the 17800 songs that have been covered in the blog. This drive contains all the version of the songs, including multiple versions. So the actual number of songs in the disk is more than 27000 !

While all this discussion was going on, lunch time was announced by Arun Jee. Arun jee had singlehandedly prepared a sumptuous lunch for all of us that contained a variety of dishes. I eat sparingly, but even I can tell that the food was quite tasty. I especially like aamras and the dahi, both made by Arun Jee himself.

In the afternoon, Peevesie and her husband arrived. So we had the good fortune of meeting as many as three members of Peevesie’s household. Only two members, viz her father and her brother were missing, else the entire family would have been present. By the way, even Peevesie’s father has a post in the blog.

While most of us are movie lovers, Peevesie and her husband are actually into film making. So we do have a fim maker among us. Peevesie is a costume designer while her husband is a photography enthusiast. He took a few nice group photograph of all of us.

Satish Shenoy jee had flown out from Bangalore and his return flight was at 7 PM or so. At 4 PM, he booked a cab for himself and announced that his cab was arriving in three minutes time. So he took leaves of us and was on his way to the airport. My flight was one hour later. Unlike Shenoy jee, I was a novice when it came to booking a cab, so I whatsapped my daughter asking her to book a cab for me from my present location to Terminal 2. I hoped that the cab would turn up after say ten minutes or so, but immediately message flashed on my mobile that the cab would arrive in one minute. So I hurriedly bid farewell to all the participants. I came down, along with Sudhie jee and Avinash jee, who came down to see me off. Soon enough, a cab arrived at just the location it was supposed to arrive. I boarded the cab and I left for the airport.

It was such a nice and memorable meeting. I had hoped to meet four new people. I ended up meeting twice that number. Plus I met four old acquaintances. I was carrying sweet memories of the meeting with me that would last me a long time. I was feeling very happy with the world.

I arrived at terminal 2. It is Mumbai airport’s domestic as well as international terminal. It is quite vast, and at the same time, things there are quite automated, which was not the case nine years ago, when I had gone back from the same airport terminal after the previous gang out in 2014. One needed to arrive at the airport well in advancce if one was new to it. There are so many gates. But before that , one needed to find out your gate by going to your airways counter. After knowing the gate number, you needed to find how to go in. The first hurdle is the security check for you as well as your luggage. Which queue to join ? It turns out that you could join any queue of your choice. After successfully negotiating the security check, you, alongwith your belonging, had to go past doors that opened when you scanned the QR code of your boarding pass. The gate would then open automatically, allowing you to pass. This feature was not there the last time I boarded a flight from Mumbai. Mumbai airport has clearly been following the best practices that are being followed elsewhere. Just imagine how fast and painless it becomes for the passengers when we use technology.

After entering into the area that contains gates, there are miles upon miles to walk before you reach your gate. It turned out that gates of a few flights were changing slightly, and my flight was also one whose gate changed a bit. Moreover, the flight was late. By the time I boarded it and it left, the flight was already one hour late. But surprisingly, it was announced that the flight time was just one hour. So it meant that the flight would arrive Bhopal by 10 PM. And that is what happened. Coming out with just a hand bag, and quickly out of the exit, I found my wife was looking out for me. I entered the vehicle, driven by the daughter and we were home by around 10:45 PM.
The dogs were happy to see me. I would take them for their evening walk at 6 PM. It turned out that neither my wife nor daughter had bothered to take them for their evening walks. So I took them for their evening walk, some five hours late, and they went out happily with me.

By the time I fell asleep, it was already midnight. I had a sound and happy sleep. But as always, I woke up at 4 AM ext morning to take the dogs for their morning walk.

I felt sleepy throughout the next day and the blog saw just one post for the day. Next day I began to write (type) about my visit to Mumbai, so that I could get it published by monday morning. I am waiting for others too to write about this meeting, but surprisingly, no article had arrived in my mail till then. May be they will start coming in after my post appears.

On this occasion, I have picked a cute motor gaadi song. In olden days, road vehicles were called Motor or motor gaadi. People were used to bullock carts or horse driven carts. Driving these vehicles meant urging the animal to move faster. This was गाडी हाँकना . The lady in the song considers a motor gaadi to be similar to a bail gaadi that is runs by the process of हाँकना. To the lady and her sahelis, a driver is a “dalaiver”.

These days, if you are going to meet someone, you would want the driver to drive faster. But in olden days, people including ladies would have an opposite request. They would want the driver to drive slow. Reason, either their dupatta or chunri is threatening to fly away, or, as in this case, “doley hai manwa”.

This cute song is from “Dil Ki Basti”(1949).

“Dil Ki Basti”(1949) was produced by S M Yusuf and directed by Wahid Qureshi for Aaina Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nigar Sultana, Masood, Yashodhara Katju, Amar, Mirza Musharraf, Urmila, Tewari, Ramlal, Ismail, Lalita Pawar etc in it.

“Dil Ki Basti”(1949) had nine songs in it. Eight songs have been covered in the past.

Here is this ninth and final song from the movie. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali and female chorus. Nazim Panipati is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

With this song, all the songs of “Dil Ki Basti”(1949) are covered in the blog. The movie thus koins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Motor hauley hauley haank dalaiver (Dil Ki Basti)(1949) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewali,Lyrics–Nazim Panipati, MD-Ghulam Mohammad
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

motor hauley haulye haank dalaiver
doley hai manwaa
doley hai manwaa kisee ka doley hai manwaa
kisee ka doley hai manwaa
motor hauley hauley haank dalaiver
doley hai manwaa

motor waaley kee matwaalee ee
jhooth-moothh sharmaaye
motor waaley kee matwaalee ee jhooth-moothh sharmaaye
man mein laddoo phoot rahey hain
oopar se ghabraaye
jo kuchch man ke andar bhed chhupaa hai
kholey hai manwaa

doley hai manwaa kisee ka doley hai manwaa
kisee kaa doley hai manwaa
motor hauley hauley haank dalaiver
doley hai manwaa

bhaiyya driver ek passinger chori chori taakey ae
bhaiyya driver ek passenger chori chori taakey ae
mukh se ghoonghat udd udd jaaye
dekhey hain sharmaake
apney man ko man ke saath
sakhee ree doley hai manwaa

doley hai manwaa kisee kaa doley hai manwaa
kisee kaa doley hai manwaa
motor hauley hauley haank dalaaiver
doley hai manwaa

bhaiyya driver teri motor
pharr pharr kartee jaaye aey ae
hho pharr pharr karthee jaaye aey ae
oo oo ooo
ooo oooo ooo oo ooo
bhaiyya driver teri motor
pharr pharr karthee jaaye aey ae
hho pharr pharr karthee jaaye aey ae

badaa majaa ho aisey mein petrole khatham ho jaaye
badaa majaa ho aisey mein petrol khatham ho jaaye
chhup chhup ankhiyaan dekh rahee hai
pee ko /dekho/?? boley hai manwaa
doley hai manwaa kisee kaa doley hai manwaa
kisee kaa doley hai manwaa
motor hauley hauley haank dalaiver
doley hai manwaa


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5433 Post No. : 17820

Many Rabindranath Tagore Novels have been made into films. One such novel that has inspired many movies in “Naukadoobi”, that was published in 1906. This story was made into Bangla movie wit h the same title in 1932, 1947, 1979 and 2011. This story inspired three Hindi movies as well, but these movies had different titles. They were made under the titles of “Milan”(19460, “Ghoonghat”(1960) and “Kashmkash”(2011).

The above information would come as a new information to many music lovers. But this information was given in the blog by our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia , Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, more than five years ago, while discussing a song from “Milan”(1946).

The making of “Milan”(1946) itself was quite eventful. Those were the days when Kolkata was losing its stranglehold as a movie centre. There was an exodus of talent from Calcutta to Bombay. In Bombay, these erstwhile Calcutta movie makers tried to make a movie using their moviemmaking expertise hones over the years in Calcutta.

Bombay Talkies, owned originally by Bengali owners, viz Himanshu Roy, Devika Rani, Shashdhar Mukherjee etc. When Nitin Bose came from Calcutta to Bombay. He was welcomes into the folds of Bomaby Talkies.

Nitin Bose proposed to make a movie based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel “Naukadoobi” and the proposal was aprroved by the owners of Bombat Talkies. It was planned to make it in Hindia as well as Bangla. Bangla version was “Naukadoobi”(1947).

Dilip Kumar and Ranjana, both on the rolls of Bombay Talkies were signed up to play Ramesh and Sunalini respectively. The story denmanded another lead actress to play Kamala. Advertisements were given in newspapers and many aspiring ladies applied. The lucky lady was Meera Mishra, a Bangla speaking lady from Kanpur. This news generated considerable sensation, as she was the wife of an IPS officer. She played the role of Kamala in Hindi as well as Banglade versions. In Bangla version Abhi Bhattacahrya replaced Dilip Kumar and Meera Sarkar replaced Ranjana.

The movie, which was produced by Hiten Choudhury and directed by Nitin Bose for Bombay Talkies, also had Pahadi Sanyal, Shyam Laha, S.Nazir, Moni Chatterjee, KP Mukherjee etc. in it.

The story, as recounted by our beloved inhouse encylopaedia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh is:-

The story is set in 1905. Ramesh (Dilip Kumar) is studying law in Calcutta and has just appeared for his final exams. He is a friend and neighbour of Jogen who is also studying law. Jogen (Shyam Laha) lives with his father Annada Babu (Moni Chatterjee) and sister Hemnalini (Ranjana). Ramesh and Hemnalini are fond of each other and Ramesh visits their house most days for tea. Their association is disliked by another friend Akshay (Pahadi Sanyal) who also likes Hemnalini.

Ramesh has been asked to come back to his village for the holidays by his father but is dissuaded from going by Hemnalini. Ramesh’s father Braja Mohan (KP Mukherjee) is from the priestly caste and lives in the village. He receives an anonymous letter stating that his son is involved with the neighbour’s daughter who comes from a tradesman caste and that he spends his entire time there.

Braja Mohan goes to the city and brings Ramesh back with him to the village. He has arranged Ramesh’s wedding with a poor widow’s daughter. Ramesh tries to convince his father about his involvement with Hemnalini. His father after satisfying himself that Ramesh has as yet not committed himself to Hemnalini prevails upon Ramesh to marry Sushila because of the promise he had given to the girl’s mother. There is a storm at night when the wedding party from the groom’s side is returning to their village by boat. During the crossing the boat capsizes. Nearly all on the boat are drowned including Ramesh’s father and Ramesh appears to be the only one to survive. He sees a woman in bridal dress lying unconscious on the bank. He brings her to his village but soon understands that this is a case of mistaken identity. She continuously checks him when he calls her Sushila and tells him her name is Kamala (Meera Mishra). He realizes there was another bridal procession and their boat too had capsized.

After the formalities of his father’s funeral service Ramesh decides to take Kamala to Calcutta. He finds out about her only living relative, an uncle, and writes to him. A letter arrives telling him of the death of Kamala’s uncle but the sender has mentioned Kamala’s husband’s name and profession. His name is Nalin and he’s a doctor. Ramesh now starts searching for Dr. Nalin. He has so far made no mention about his marriage to Hemnalini or her family nor told anyone regarding the mistaken identity of his supposed bride to avoid any embarrassment to the girl.

On arrival in Calcutta, Ramesh suggests that Kamala get an education. After allaying her apprehension regarding her age he admits her in a girl’s boarding school. Akshay’s sister also studies in the same school and through her Akshay gets to know the truth about Ramesh’s marriage. In the evening he questions Ramesh in front of Hemnalini. Ramesh deflects the question and asks Hem to trust him. Preparations are on at Annada’s house for the wedding of Hemnalini and Ramesh. Their wedding is set for the coming Sunday but Ramesh is asked by the principal to take Kamala home for the weekend. Ramesh postpones the wedding and brings Kamala back from school. Akshay brings Jogen to Ramesh’s house where they see Kamala and on being questioned Ramesh keeps silent. Hemnalini goes into a state of shock when she’s told about Ramesh’s wife.

Her father takes her to Kashi to recuperate. Ramesh decides to leave Calcutta and he takes Kamala with him to Ghazipur. Kamala reads the letter Ramesh has written to Hem explaining the entire situation and mentioning Kamala’s husband’s name. She finally recognizes the truth about her and Ramesh’s situation. She decides to kill herself and leaves the house. She is rescued and comes under Nalin’s mother’s care.

She realizes that Nalin is her husband but finds out that Hemnalini and he are to be betrothed. However, Nalin is not happy about the betrothal as he refuses to believe that Kamala is dead and wants to wait a while longer. Finally the truth comes out and she’s accepted by her husband and his mother while Ramesh and Hemnalini get back together.

We can see that Rabindranath Tagore too has written quite a Manmohan Desai kind of lost and find story (full of mistaken identities), a story that moviemakers so love to make in India. 🙂

“Milan”(1946) had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Milan”(1946) to appear in the song. The song is sung by Geeta Roy (alter Dutt). P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Video of the song shows two ladies, one advising the other how to deal with her husband. My guess is that they are Ranjana and Kamala, but I cannot tell who is who. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Audio

Video

Song-Chhan mein bajegi baansuriya preet bhari preet bhari(Milan)(1946) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

chhan mein bajegi baansuriya
preet bhari
preet bhari
chhan mein baajegi baansuriya
preet bhari
preet bhari
dekho gori
chupke chupke
chori chori
preet bhari
preet bhari
chhan mein baajegi bansuriya

tumko bulaayenge tumhre saanwariya
tumko bulaayenge tumhre saanwariya
brij ban jaayegi man ki nagariya
brij ban jaayegi man ki nagariya
kheloge preetam se tum hori
heloge preetam se tum hori
preet bhari
preet bhari
chhan mein baajegi baansuriya
preet bhari
preet bhari
chhan mein baajegi baansuriya

tumhen saajan manaaaye
tum roothh jaana
tumhen saajan manaaaye
tum roothh jaana
tumhen paas bulaayen kahen na na na
tumhen saajan manaaaye
tum roothh jaana

hamen la jhumka
hamen laa kangna
hamen la jhumka
hamen laa kangna
hamen laaon reshan ki chunariya
hamen laaon reshan ki chunariya

chhan mein bjegi baansuriya
preet bhari
preet bhari
dekho gori
chupke chupke
chori chori
preet bhari
preet bhari
chhan mein baajegi bansuriya
chhan mein baajegi bansuriya
preet bhari
preet bhari
chhan mein baajegi bansuriya
preet bhari
preet bhari
dekho gori
chupke chupke
chori chori
preet bhari
preet bhari
chhan mein baajegi bansuriya


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Blog Day :

5432 Post No. : 17818

I make it a point to wake up around 4 AM every morning. I do that without fail. The idea is to take my two dogs on their morning walks, one dog at a time. The first dog (Junior Dog Izza) goes first. Her walk starts at around 4:30 and she is back by around 4:50. Then Bhole (the senior dog) goes on walk. His walk typically ends at 5:10 AM. That is the time when the sky begins to get brighter. It is then that “morning walkers” start coming out on roads for their morning walk. To my mind, the best time for morning walk is between 4:30 to 5 AM or so. That is the window of opportunity for a meaningful morning walk. At that time, it is actually morning (viz it is still pre dawn), very few people are out at that time, and one has true privacy, so to say. By the time it is 5:10 AM or so, roads become crowded and the window of opportunity for morning walk is over. During winter season, this window of opportunity is from 5:30 AM to 6 AM. In winter, most of the summer ime morning walkers are nowhere to be found. They go on hibernation during winter season and they resume their morning walk only in summer season. They keep away from morning walk on rainy season, windy days ets as well. In other words, most morning walkers are strictly fair weather morning walkers. A slight change in weather rendering it a bit adverse, and most morning walkers are no where to be found.

I and my dogs are hardcore morning walkers though. 🙂 Even rain or storm, or fog or any other adverse weather conditions do not deter us.:)

I had started this morning walk practice from 2015 when I got posted at Izatnagar (Bareilly) in 2015. I kept up this practice throughout my three years stay there. Then I was transferred to Gorakhpur. In Gorakhpur, there was no need to take the dogs on their morning walk. My official residence there had vas space around the residence, all fenced by high walls. So my dogs could do all their morning walk on their own inside the compound, without the fear that they would go out and would lose their way. Not just walk, the dogs would run all around, roll on the lawn, and in general would have a great time.

After I left Gorakhpur and settled down at Bhopal, I have resumed my morning walks, mainly for the sake of the dogs.

One benefit of morning walk is that you feel refreshed and cheerful for the whole day. That is more true for the dogs and less true for me. The dogs often wake me up at odd hours. My wife and daughter cannot be bothered to wake up, so it is my responsibility to take care of the dogs. I have great patience, unlike my wife and I do not get irritated even if the dogs wake me up at odd hours.

Today morning (2 June 2023) would start the same way, viz with me taking my two dogs on their morning walk. But then the rest of the day is going to be different from what it has been for the last 11 months. after I arrived at Bhopal in July 2022, I have been out of Bhopal only on two days. On both occasions, I went to Jabalpur by early morning train, and was back at Bhopal my night train.

Today, I am going to undertake a much longer journey.

Today, I will board a morning flight from Bhopal to Mumbai. Initially I had booked my ticket on an even earlier flight, but the timing of that flight got deferred to afternoon, and that defeated the very purpose of my visit. The next available flight would leave Bhopal at 10:30 am and I would land at Mumbai at 12 noon.

My visit to Mumbai is to meet our blog regulars at the residence of our Mumbai stalwart and our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh. The occasion is a get together of our blog regulars. Mumbai regulars M/s Sadanand Kamath and Nitin Shah will be there. Sudhir jee and Bakhshish jee will arrive from Delhi. Avinash Scrapwala will arrive from Vadodara. Mr Satish Shenoy will arrive from Bangalore. So it is going to be a golden chance to meet so many blog regulars. I have met M/s Sadanand Kamath, Nitin Shah, Sudhir Kapur and Bakhshish Singh jee in the past, and I will be meeting the others for the first time.

I had attended an earlier gangout in Mumbai in Devember 2014, and that was a very well attended get together as well. Lots and lots of reports of that meeting is available in the blog. I am sure we will have another great get together this time as well. This will be followed by reports on the meeting by the participants.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 AM. I will be able to join hopefully by 12 :30 or so. I will have a return flight at night and I will be back to my home on the same night. So hopefully my dogs will once again have me to take them on their morning walk the next morning. 🙂

Our Hindi movies have songs for many occasions. There are some very fine “morning” songs that have already been covered.

While posting a blog Ten Year challenge article in the month of may 2023, I came across a “morning” song. Morning was already over at that time, so I saved this song for future use and discussed another song from the same movie.

That future use is now. Here is this morning song from “Arabian Nights”(1946).

“Arabian Nights”(1946) was directed by Niren Lahiri for P R Productions. This movie had Kanan Devi,Nawab, Robin Majumdar, Debi Mukherjee, Molina, Meera Dutt,Hiralal, Sunder,Rirkoo,Shayam Laha etc in it.

“Arabian Nights”(1946) had 14 songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is this sixth song from :”Arabian Nights”(1946). This song is sung by Kanan Devi. Faiyyaz Hashmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kamal Dasgupta.

This song post appears in the blog at 5 AM, just when the morning is about to break and the fair weather morning walkers are about to leave for their morning walks. 🙂

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Aaj huyee hai bhor suhaanee (Arabian Nights)(1946) Singer-Kanan Devi, Lyrics-Faiyyaz Hashmi, MD-Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaj huyee hai ae ae
bhor suhaanee
bhor suhaanee ee ee ee ee ee ee

aaj huyee hai bhor suhaanee
pehli baar
pehli baar
aaj huyee hai bhor suhaanee
pehli baar
pehli baar

chamak bharee ye laalee ee
maine ae ae ae
ae ae
maine kabhee na dekhee
chamak bharee ye laalee
maine ae aey ae ae ae
maine kabhee na dekhee
bin torey deewaalee ee
maine ae ae ae
maine kabhee na dekhee
sooraj mein hai
sooraj mein hai nayee jawaanee
pehli baar
pehli baar

sau phool khiley aansoo ke
ya/ye husn kabhi na paaye
sau phool khiley aansoo ke
ye husn kabhi na paaye ae ae
sau rang chaman ne badlaa
ye rang nazar na aaye ae ae
sau rang chaman ne badlaa
ye rang nazar na aaye ae ae
khwaab mein aayee
khwaab mein aayee
rut ki raanee
pehli baar
pehli baar

bhanwraa aur kali ka mel
mujhko kabhee na bhaayaa aa
bhanwraa aur kali ka mel
mujhko kabhee na bhaayaa aa
gulshan mein ye pyaar ka khel
mujhko kabhee na bhaayaa aa
nayee lagee hai
nayee lagee hai
baat puraanee
pehli baar
pehli baar
aaj huyee hai ae bhor suhaanee
pehli baar
pehli baar


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Blog Day :

5431 Post No. : 17817

“Dil Ki Basti”(1949) was produced by S M Yusuf and directed by Wahid Qureshi for Aaina Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nigar Sultana, Masood, Yashodhara Katju, Amar, Mirza Musharraf, Urmila, Tewari, Ramlal, Ismail, Lalita Pawar etc in it.

“Dil Ki Basti”(1949) had nine songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Wahid Qureshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only audio of the song is avilable. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this melancholic song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Na tum mere na dil mera (Dil Ki Basti)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Wahid Qureshi, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

na tum mere ae
na dil meraa aaa aaa
ajab hai ye bebasi meri
na tum mere ae
na dil meraa aaa aaa
ajab hai ye bebasi meri
mohabbat mein tamaashaa ban gayi hai ae zindagi meri
muhabbat mein tamaashaa ban gayi hai ae zindagi meri

meri duniyaa tumhee tum thhe
meri duniyaa aaa tumhee tum ho o
meri duniyaa tumhee tum thhe ae
meri duniyaa aaa tumhee tum ho o
o o o o
main kis munh se kahoon zaalim
ke duniyaa lut gayee meri
main kis munh se kahoon zaalim..mm
ke duniyaa lut gayee meri
na tum mere aey ae
na dil meraa aaa
ajab hai ae bebasi meri

khabar kyaa thhee muhabbat mein
ik aisaa din bhi aayegaa
khabar kyaa thhee muhabbat mein
ik aisaa din bhi aayegaa
ye haalat hai ke aansoo bhee
udaatey hain hansi meri
ye haalat hai ke aansoo bhee
udaatey hain hansee meri
na tum mere aey ae
na dil meraa aaa
ajab hai ae bebasi meri


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Blog Day :

5431 Post No. : 17816

“Oot Pataang”(1955) was produced by Navinchandra C Shah and directed by Chandulal Shah for G M Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiron, Agha, Anwar, Maruti, Jankidas,Indira, Mumtaz Begum, Vanitha, Rashid Khan, Shammi Chowdhary, Madhuri, Dube, Khwaja Ahmed etc in it. VijayaLaxmi was also there in a guest appearance.

“Oot Pataang”(1955) had nine songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the seventh song from “Oot Pataang”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

Only audio of the song is available which is the title song cum introduction song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Main Jaadoogar hoon kaareegar hoon (Oot Patang)(1955) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Vinod

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hahhaa haaaa haaaa hhhaaaa
main jaadoogar hoon
kaareegar hoon aayaa cheen se
rakhoon jahaan kadam
sadaa nikley zameen se
hho o main jaadoogar hoon
kaareegar hoon aayaa Cheen se
rakhoon jahaan kadam
sadaa nikley zameen se
oot pataang
o chaachaa cheen chaang
o paapaa peengpang
o maamaa kingkong
do o o o
daadaa daadaaa deen daang
ootpataang
main jaadoogar hoon
kaareegar hoon aayaa Cheen se
rakhoon jahaan kadam
sadaa nikley zameen se
oot pataang

arrey o chiki chikee chikee chikee
ke jaadoogar
koyi khel dikhaa dey
tu..tu tu tu yahaan par
chhoo mantar chhoo mantar chhoo mantar…rrrrr
bol tu hai aadmi ke bandar
aadmi hoon mmmm …mmmm..mmm
mast qalandar..rrr
eengi peengi cheeng chaang
murshid thhaa jo meraa
aingan baingan talee talaingan
badley cholaa teraa
arrey jantar manthar kaam karantar
antar mantar kaam karantar
chhoo ooo oo
ban jaa bandar
do se ban gayee inkee chaar taang
oot pataang
ooo omain jaadoogar hoon
kaareegar hoon aayaa Cheen se
rakhoon jahaan kadam
sadaa nikley zameen se
oot pataang
o chaachaa cheen chaang
o paapaa peengpang
o maamaa kingkong
do o o o
daadaa deen daang
ootpataang
main jaadoogar hoon
kaareegar hoon aayaa Cheen se
rakhoon jahaan kadam
sadaa nikley zameen se
oot pataang

abey o bandar..rrrr
meri minnat kar..rrrrr
teri dum ko ghisaa doon
tujhe phir se banaa doon insaan nar
abey o bandar..rrr…rrr
kar mujhe salaam
jhuk namak haraam
ingee peengee cheen chaang
mursheed thhaa jo meraa
aingan baingan talee talaingan
badley cholaa teraa
jantar mantar kaam karantar
antar mantar kaam karantar
chhoo oo oo oo o ban jaa insaan nar
chaar se ban gayee iskee do o taang
oot pataang
hooo main jaadoogar hoon
kaareegar hoon aayaa cheen se
rakhoon jahaan kadam
sadaa nikley zameen se
oot pataang


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Blog Day :

5431 Post No. : 17815

“Sehra”(1948) was produced by arun Kumar Ahuja and directed by D B Joshi and R D Bali for Arun Productions, Bombay. The movie had Arun Kumar Ahuja, Maya Devi, Nirmala, S Nazir, Sheikh, Leela Mishra etc in it.

“Sehra”(1948) had ten songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Nirmala Devi. Lyricist is not mentioned in HFGK. Seeing that other songs in the movie were penned by Surjeet Sethi, Surjeet Sethi could well be the lyricist of this song as well. S Mohinder is the music director.

Only audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song was picturised on Nirmala devi herself.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Aankhon aankhon mein raaz bata gaya koyee pardesee (Sehra)(1948) Singer-Nirmala Devi, Lyrics-Surjeet Sethi, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aankhon aankhon mein raaz bataa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi
baaton baaton mein
baaton baaton mein hamko banaa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi
aankhon aankhon mein raaz bataa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi
baaton baaton mein hamko banaa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi

main dekh rahee thhee tujhko
haan haan tujhko
woh aaye ae yahaan ruk ruk kar
haan haan ruk kar
koyi keh gaye baat anokhee
kaanon mein mere chhup kar
haan haan chhupkar
naa jaaney
na jaaney woh kyaa samjhaa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi
aankhon aankhon mein raaz bataa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi
baaton baaton mein hamko banaa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi

taqraar huyee phir aankh milee
aur aankhein sharam se aey ae sharmaa gayeen
na jaaney ae mujhko o
haayye kisee kee ee
naazuk adaayein aen aen
kyun bhaa gayeen
mere roop se
mere roop se khel ke chalaa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi
aankhon aankhon mein raaz bataa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi
baaton baaton mein hamko banaa gayaa
koyee pardesi
haayye pardesi


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 :

5430 Post No. : 17813

Mukesh and his Composers – 24

LTNS is an unofficial Internet expression in vogue so much so that there is a wiki page too on it.
Well, its “Long Time No See” as far as my posts on the blog are concerned.
My honest excuses are detailed below.

Apart from the work routine, it was some sort of dejection that kept me away from writing. Dejection of meeting almost dead ends as far as search for rare Mukesh songs are concerned. It was my want of concentrating my efforts to try and trace rare songs that kept me away from adding new posts.

In the last couple of months, I pursued my efforts with renewed vigor by directly contacting some uploaders and collectors with my queries. A few responded, but there has been no communication or any hints regarding the sample rare list of elusive Mukesh songs. In fact, I have nearly half a dozen lists of untraceable songs.

Following is a brief gist of what I am frantically searching,

• The very first two private songs that Mukesh sang in Delhi before he came to Bombay are pressed on a disc with number N 14504. This particular disc and the two NFS therein does not seem to be available. Here is a post on the details of these total 6 NFS.

• The famous Rafi number from Do Badan (1966) “Raha gardishon mein hardam” was in fact sung by Mukesh for Ravi himself in the film Ghunghat (1960) but was not used in the said film. I sent an email to Gemini Studios also with no response from the other end. According to some sources, spool recording of Mukesh version was available with composer Ravi, who unfortunately lost it in 2005 Mumbai floods.

• Sangam (1964) has an unused song with the title “Kabhie na kabhi, koi na koi”. This could be available somewhere but is elusive as of now.

• Bebus (1950) with S K Pal as one of the composers has two fantastic solos and a great duet with Geeta Roy. However, one more solo “Do dil ho do dilon ka” does not seem to have been released on records. Needless to say, the film is lost in all probabilities and hence the question of film soundtrack version does not arise.

• Raat ki Rani (1949) had a Mukesh duet recorded by Hansraj Behl with Geeta Dutt. However, the same was re-recorded in the voices of Rafi and Lata and retained in the film. The Mukesh Geeta Dutt version has not surfaced anywhere.

Unfortunately, my efforts over the last couple of months to have some leads on the above have come to a naught. Well, the endeavor will continue for sure. And, as I said earlier there are many more untraceable songs in my lists.

Coming to today’s post, I tried to pull Avinash ji’s leg by reminding him that the month is ending soon, and the three-figure tally is yet to be achieved. In return, he pulled both my legs and reminded me of my LTNS on the blog. 😊

Further, in our direct messages on whatsapp, I sent him proof that I was indeed on the job. During this conversation, he reminded me for the second or third time that the lyrics of a Mukesh’s song from a 1971 film Sri Krishna Anjun Yudhh are pending with him for a long time. I was thus sort of compelled to take up this post.

One song from this film is already represented on the blog.

I have included today’s song in this series to have some sort of continuity. The composers are rather unknown, and it seems to be their only film. There are 5 songs in the film and the one sung by Mukesh is sung at the beginning of the film as the titles roll.

The title of the film is rather unusual as we all know the friendship of Krishna and Arjun in Mahabharata. However, there are several accounts stating the battle amongst the two to have indeed occurred. Whilst I was trying to find some lead regarding the story and circumstances of this battle, I came across another film of the same title released earlier in 1945. Naturally, the next step was to see if any songs from this 1945 film have been covered on the blog.
Lo and behold, there was indeed a debut representation of this film authored by our Sadanand Kamath ji. What is even more satisfying is the detailed story of this battle which Kamath ji has explained in full detail in his post.

I reiterate that the wealth of information available on this blog is simply matchless.

Again, coming back to today’s post, I have not included any table in this post as this is the only song sung by Mukesh in what was probably the only film of the composers Nandu-Pyaare.

Now, lets listen to this highly philosophical song sung by Mukesh.

Video

Song-Kiski dharti kiska gaam (Shree Krishn Arjun Yudhh)(1971) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Nandu Pyaare

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

kiski dharti kiskaa gaam
subah ko dekha bante shaam
aanewaalon ko raam raam
jaanewaalon ko raam raam
kiski dharti kiskaa gaam
subah ko dekha bante shaam
aanewaalon ko raam raam
jaanewaalon ko raam raam
kiski dharti kiskaa gaam

har hriday paashaan hai
ghar ghar mein shamshaan hai
kuchh badlaa insaan hai
kuchh badlaa bhagwaan hai
kaun banaaye bigde kaam
kaun banaaye bigde kaam
aanewaalon ko raam raam
jaanewaalon ko raam raam
kiski dharti kiskaa gaam

bhaai bhaai mein phoot yahaan
mitr mitr mein loot yahaan
maar kaat ki chhoot yahaan
baat baat mein jhoothh yahaan
door huaa jag se aaraam
door huaa jag se aaraam
aanewaalon ko raam raam
jaanewaalon ko raam raam
kiski dharti kiskaa gaam

raam raajya ka raag kahaan
lachhman sa anuraag kahaan
bharat saa wo vairaag kahaan
seeta jaisaa tyaag(?) kahaan
seeta jaisaa tyaag(?) kahaan
kahaan ayodhya saa wo dhaam
kahaan ayodhya saa wo dhaam
aanewaalon ko raam raam
jaanewaalon ko raam raam
kiski dharti kiskaa gaam
subah ko dekha bante shaam
aanewaalon ko raam raam
jaanewaalon ko raam raam
kiski dharti kiskaa gaam


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

Blog Day :

5430 Post No. : 17812

#the Decade of Fifties –1951 – 1960 #
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Regulars on the blog are aware that, besides being music-lovers and Hindi movie buff, many of the blog members also love ‘cricket’ and ‘rail/train’, or if I am not wrong especially the ‘Indian Railways’.

Travelling by train is something which is always interesting. Most of us enjoy and love it. It brings back many memories from our childhood days too.

From 2017 to 2019 when I was in Kenya for a project, I badly missed train travel. The place where I stayed for almost nine months in Nairobi had a rail track passing behind my residential place that reminded me of our Indian trains every time a train passed by.

When I returned back to India after finishing the project I was supposed to visit close relatives residing in Maharashtra. I needed to visit other places too. I reached back in India in Dec’2019 end and before I could make plans for any visits, ‘pandemic’ arrived. The best plans of everyone came to a halt.

I had an an pportuniy to visit Mumbai in Feb’2020 when I had also booked a ticket, but due to some minor operation I had to ‘cancel’ it.

ye duniya ki rail musaafir
ye duniya ki rail musaafir
chhak chhak chalti jaaye re
pal pal aage badhhti jaaye ae
aage badhhti jaaye ae

Life moves on. The wheels of time keep ‘moving ahead’ as well.

As the effects of pandemic waned and the restrictions were lifted we had our elder daughter’s marriage in March’2022 at Vadodara. Most of our close relatives visited us and thus the long awaited get-together with relatives finally took place.

However, I keep longing to travel. Travelling became possible in April’2022 when I and my wife travelled to Nagpur to attend a marriage. I was working then and had got only two days leave so we had to return back immediately.

But this train travel after a long gap was still enjoyable though the railways had not started providing the ‘linens’ in the AC coaches till then.

saanson ki patri par bhaage
raah chale naa aadi
ismen lagey kismat ke pahiye
chal jaaye to gaadi baba

Finally I got this long vacation this year since 01st January’2023. My last contract with the employer ended on 31st Dec’2022, so I was a ‘free bird’ again.

We were already planning to travel to Nagpur and Parli Vaijnath in Maharashtra to meet in-laws, my mother at Parli, and other relatives. But in an unfortunate development my father in law had to be admitted to a Hospital in Nagpur and we had to rush there. That is how we travelled to Nagpur in Feb’2023 end. After alighting at Ajani Station (one station before Nagpur junction), we directly visited the Hospital where my father in law was admitted. After visiting him we went to their place which was our base station for the next 8/10 days.

My father in law got discharged from the hospital the next day so he was back at home and everybody was happy. My wife was happy and she took care of her father for his medicines, diet etc. till we were there.

Meanwhile I travelled to Amravati by road-with a friend from Nagpur- to meet our common friend who was with us in Kenya. This long awaited meeting was also happening after a long gap of more than three years.

Thereafter, I and my wife travelled to Chandrapur by bus to meet my maternal relatives and then back to Nagpur. This meeting also happened after a long gap of almost seven years (last we visited them when we were staying at Nagpur).

We visited some more relatives (including my cousins) staying in Nagpur and around (Koradi), and left for Parli-Vaijnath by a private travel bus. At Parli-Vaijnath we meet my mother, my younger brother and his family and stayed there for two days. From there we left by train for Shegaon via Akola.

We had to wait around half an hour at Akola station to board the next train for Shegaon. We stayed at Shegaon after visiting the holy place there and next morning started for Vadodara by train again.

So, after a fifteen days tour we arrived back at Vadodara. Meanwhile our younger daughter also travelled to Pune with her friends and she also reached arrived back at Vadodara the same day. We received her at the railway station as her train from Pune was supposed to arrive forty-five minutes after the arrival of our train.

All of us arrived back home after enjoyable journeys.

After a gap of two weeks we again travelled to Rajkot for my younger daughter’s project there and also to visit our elder daughter. After staying a Rajkot for a day we come back to Vadodara by train. Earlier we used to travel by our car to and fro, but this time we took a Volvo bus by state transport to go to Rajkot and we travelled by train in the return direction.

A trip to Kachchh was already overdue for me since 2019-20 for transfer of house to other owner there. (During this period my younger brother staying had visited us thrice including his visit for my daughter’s marriage).
This time I travelled alone by train to Gandhidham and took the ST bus for Mundra. That revived my memories of up/down travels when I was working near Adipur. This visit too was just for one day. I returned back the same day by means of a private transport service.

A pre-planned trip towards the North was already due as per schedule on April 11th.

Meanwhile, 24th March marked the third anniversary of ‘lock down in India’. Even a movie narrating the ‘lock down experiences/stories’ was released on that day, but it disappeared soon like it was never released. May be people were not interested to revisit those ‘horrifying sad stories and the struggle during the pandemic or lock down period’. This movie was also released on 24th March’2023.

While we were preparing for our next tour the news of ‘corona cases surfacing again’ had started doing the rounds.

We started our journey on 11th April for Pathankot by SVDK Exp. This was the first time that we had ‘planned’ a ‘vacation trip’ other than the visits we often took during summer vacations to visit our relatives in Maharashtra.

In this visit we were accompanied by the family of one of my friends. Examinations of their children had finished and so they wanted to travel. So they had requested us to accompany them.
This friend of mine had passed away due to cancer in 2012. He was one of my best friends whom I befriended in Kachchh. I named these three friends as my ‘3 idiots’. So this one ‘idiot’ left us too early at an young age. We were missing him a lot.

We were supposed to reach our destination i.e. Pathankot on 12th afternoon. But on the morning of 12th as we were still travelling there was a call from my brother-in-law from Nagpur that my father in law had left for his heavenly abode early morning. My wife was inconsolable and somehow we managed to calm her saying that we shall take a decision after reaching Pathankot or Dalhousie, where we had to stay. We were in a fix as we could not leave the other members i.e. my friend’s family alone.

After reaching Banikhet near Dalhousie from Pathankot we were informed that the funeral of my father in law had to be done the same day and it was not possible for us in any case to reach Nagpur to attend it. So finally we decided to go to Nagpur later for other rituals. The only consolation for us was that the we had met him in Feb-end and early March and our stay with him for a week at Nagpur, so the regret of not meeting him in recent past was not there..

We finished our trip to Dalhousie-Dharamshala-Amritsar and returned to Ahmedabad via Chandigarh on 17th.

As our tour was on many things were still happening around.

seth mahajan chor uchakke
is gaadi mein saath chaley
raat ko soye dhan loot jaaye
aur sawere haath maley
koyi bajaaye chain ki bansi
koyi neer bahaaye re
pal pal aage badhhti jaaye ae
aage badhhti jaaye ae

But the journey was on …

Ye duniyaa ki rail musaafir …

And, it always reminded us

is gaadi mein dekh naa pyaare
jaat paat ke phande ae
ek jagah par mil kar baithhe
sab bhagwaan ke bande baba
do din ka ye safar hai baba
mil jul kar kat jaaye re

***

My elder daughter arrived from Rajkot the next day and we all left for Nagpur on 19th April afternoon (by air this time). After attending all rituals there I and my wife stayed back at Nagpur while our daughters returned to Vadodara early on 22nd of April.

I with my wife travelled back by train again on 27th from Nagpur to Vadodara.

Meanwhile my younger daughter was detected with Covid-19 and she had to be self-quarantined. Now the elder daughter had to stay with her till we arrived back. The day we reach Vadodara, our elder daughter left for Rajkot.

Now there was a family function due at Rajkot on 2nd May. Only I could attend it, as my wife had to stay back with my younger daughter at home.

I travelled on 2nd morning by Volvo bus, attended the function in the afternoon, and arrived back on the same evening by train …

My younger daughter recovered fully from Covid after ten days and got fully fit.

5th May’2023 (News headline)…

“The head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has declared “with great hope” an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency, stressing that it does not mean the disease is no longer a global threat.”

A cycle completed …

The song being covered in this post is from the movie “Sitaaraa-1955”. (this song was pending since ‘2018’).

It was directed by S.K. Ojha for ‘All India Pictures, Bombay’. P. N. Arora was the producer of this movie. It had Vaijayantimala, Pradeep Kumar, Shashikala, Om Prakash, Gope, Jayant, Beghampara, Pam Avtaar, Shyam Kumar, Amar, Helen, Mirza Musharraf, Protima Devi, Badri Prasad, Parasram, Munshi Munakka, Indira Bansal, T.N. Charlie and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 25.05.1955.

“Sitaaraa-1955” has eight songs. They were written by Shakeel Badayuni and music was composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Five songs have already been posted earlier on the blog. Today I present the sixth song from this movie which is sung by Mohd Rafi.

Lyrics are by Shakeel Badayuni and music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only audio of this song is available.

Audio

Song-Ye duniya ki rail musaafir aage badhhti jaaye (Sitaara)(1955) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad
Chorus

Lyrics

Ye duniya ki rail musaafir
Ye duniya ki rail musaafir
Chhak chhak chalti jaaye re
Pal pal aage badhhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye ae

Saanson ki patri par bhaage
Raah chale naa aadi
Ismen lagey kismat ke pahiye
Chal jaaye to gaadi baba
Chal jaaye to gaadi ee
Nagar nagar mein thheharti rukti
Nagar nagar mein thheharti rukti
Manzil tak pahunchaaye re
Pal pal aage badhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye

Is gaadi mein dekh naa pyaare
Jaat paat ke phande ae
Jaat paat ke phande ae
Ek jagah par mil kar baithe
Sab bhagwan ke bande baba
Sab bhagwan ke bande ae
Do din ka ye safar hai baba
Do din ka ye safar hai baba
Mil jul kar kat jaaye re
Pal pal aage badhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye

Seth mahajan chor uchakke
Is gaadi mein saath chalen
Raat ko soye dhan loot jaaye
Aur sawere haath malen
Aur sawere haath malen
Koyi bajaaye chain ki bansi
Koyi bajaaye chain ki bansi
Koyi neer bahaaye re
Pal pal aage badhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye

Ye duniya ki rail musaafir
Ye duniya ki rail musaafir
Chhak chhak chalti jaaye re
Pal pal aage badhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye ae
Aage badhhti jaaye

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ये दुनिया की रेल मुसाफिर
ये दुनिया की रेल मुसाफिर
छक छक चलती जाए रे
पल पल आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए ए

साँसों की पटरी पर भागे
राह चले ना आडी
इसमें लगे किस्मत के पहिये
चल जाए तो गाडी बाबा
चल जाए तो गाडी ई
नगर नगर में ठहरती रूकती
नगर नगर में ठहरती रूकती
मंजिल तक पहुंचाए रे
पल पल आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए

इस गाडी में देख ना प्यारे
जात पात के फंदे ए
जात पात के फंदे ए
एक जगह पर मिल कर बैठे
सब भगवान के बन्दे बाबा
सब भगवान के बन्दे ए
दो दिन का ये सफ़र है बाबा
दो दिन का ये सफ़र है बाबा
मिल जुल कर कट जाए रे
पल पल आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए

सेठ महाजन चोर उचक्के
इस गाडी में साथ चले
रात को सोये धन लूट जाए
और सवेरे हाथ मले
और सवेरे हाथ मले
कोई बजाये चैन की बंसी
कोई बजाये चैन की बंसी
कोई नीर बहाए रे
पल पल आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए

ये दुनिया की रेल मुसाफिर
ये दुनिया की रेल मुसाफिर
छक छक चलती जाए रे
पल पल आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए ए
आगे बढती जाए


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Blog Day :

5429 Post No. : 17808

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No.130
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On this date ten years ago (30 May 2013), three songs from three different movies (plus one Non film song) were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Post No Song Title Name of the movie Remarks
8147 O dilruba sun tujhpe mera dil nisaar hai Mastaani (1955) 5 songs covered out of 12 by now
8148 Tere poojan ko bhagwaan Shamshad Begam NFS(1934)
8149 Aap ne apna banaaya meharbaani aap ki Dulhan Ek Raat Ki(1966) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
8150 Le matki aaja Radha ri Do Dil (1947) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now

We observe that two movies (out of three) whose songs were covered in the blog on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with only one unYIPPEED movie that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (30 May 2023).

That BTYC eligible movie is “Mastaani”(1955).

“Mastaani”(1955) was produced and directed by Dhirubhai Desai for Sharad Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nigar(Sultan),Manhar(Desai), Shahu Modak, Rathnamala, Niranjan Sharma, Agha, Suryakant,Seeta Bose, Santhosh Kumar, N.Bhushan, Dilip, Roop Kumar, Mishrilal, B.N.Bali etc in it. In addition there were guest appearances by Kamal Indira Bansal, Jankidass, Yashodhara and Bhagwan.

“Mastaani”(1955) had 12 songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Some unidentified male voice utters “hoy hoy” a few times, but despite that, this song is very much a Shamshad Begam solo. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by B N Bali.

Only audio of the song is available. The song sounds like a dance song to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Ankhiyon se ankhiyaan milaa ke chaley jaayenge (Mastaani)(1955) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Khan, MD-B N Bali
Unidentified male voice

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ooo ooo ooo ooo
aaa aa aaa a aaa
ankhiyon se ankhiyaan aa aan
milaa ke chaley jaayengey aey ae
ho o milaake ae aey ae chaley jaayenge
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaa ke chaley jaayenge
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaa ke chaley jaayenge
ankhiyon se ankhiyaan milaa ke chaley jaayengey ae
hum kisee kaa
hoyye hoyye
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaake chaley jaayenge
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaake chaley jaayenge

dekhtey ho gorey gorey gaalon ki ye laaliyaan
gaalon kee ye laaliyaan
dekh lo par baad mein tum dogey hamein gaaliyaan
jee dogey hamein gaaliyaan
bach ke rehnaa aaan
bach ke rehnaa baabu
hum tadpaa ke chaley jaayenge
hum kisee kaa
hoyye hoyye
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaake chaley jaayenge
chham chik lik chham
chhamm chikk lik
mere nain matwaaley
mere baal kaaley kaaley
sun baabu bholey bhaaley
zaraa saamney aa
ke phir chham chik lik chham
chham chik lik
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaa ke chaley jaayenge
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaa ke chaley jaayenge

sachchey aashiq ko o chhudaa dey ae
gar koyi maashooq se aey ae
maar daalengey ae usey hum
aankh ki bandook se aey ae ae
aankh kee bandook se
jaal se hum..mm
jaal se hum chidiyaa ko
udaa ke chaley jaayenge
hum kisee kaa
oyye hoyye
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaake chaley jaayenge
chham chik lik chhamm
chham chik lik
meri aankhaan de ishaarey
chhadey vekh deney saarey
ik mem dee kahaanee
suno aaghaa dee zabaanee
phir chham chik lik chham
chham chik lik
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaa ke chaley jaayenge ae
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaa ke chaley jaayenge

chupkey chupke kuchch churaaney
aayee hai chit chornee ee
aayee hai chit chornee ee
muskuraa ke aisey naachey
jaisey naachey mornee
o jaisey naachey mornee
taa thhaiyye
takit thhaiyyaa haayye rey daiyyaa
takit takita thhaiyyaa
muskuraake aisey naachey
jaisey naachey mornee
o jaisey naachey mornee
hoyye aey ae ae
din mein taarey tumko hum
dikhaake chaley jaayenge
hum kisee kaa
hoyye hoyye
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaake chaley jaayenge
ankhiyon se ankhiyaan milaa ke chaley jaayengey ae
hum kisee kaa
hoyye hoyye
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaake chaley jaayenge
hum kisee kaa paatiyaa uthhaake chaley jaayenge


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Blog Day :

5428 Post No. : 17805

“Toote Khilaune”(1954) was produced by N Mehta and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Pragati Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Shekhar, Poornima, Gulaab, Ranjit Kumari, Babu Raje, Master Romi, Baby Hina, Nagpal, Ginjar(Dog) etc in it. Asha Mathur appeared in the movie in guestappearance.

“Toote Khilaune”(1954) had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only audio of the song is available. From the lyrics, it can be guessed that the song is picturised on a child artist who gets bereaved as his/her mother dies. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Bhagwaan ne jab chheen liya maa ka sahaara (Toote Khilaune)(1954) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Bhagwaan ne jab chheen liyaa
maa ka sahaaraa
maa ka sahaaraa aaa
itni badi duniyaa mein raha kaun hamaaraa
haaye kaun hamaaraa
bhagwaan ne jab chheen liyaa
maa ka sahaaraa
maa ka sahaaraa aa
itni badi duniyaa mein raha kaun hamaaraa
haaye kaun hamaaraa

bachpan mein hamein chhod yahaan
maa chalee gayee
maa kya gayee
ke pyaar ki duniyaa chalee gayee
haaye duniyaa chalee gayee
bachpan mein hamein chhod yahaan
maa chalee gayeen
maa kyaa gayee ke
pyaar ki duniyaa chalee gayee
haayye duniyaa chalee gayee
dar dar ka bhikhaari hai banaa
maa ka dulaaraa
maa ka dulaaraa aa
itni badi duniyaa mein raha kaun hamaaraa
haaye kaun hamaaraa

ab kaun hai jo pyaar se nazdeek bulaaye
chun chun ke khilaayei
hamein gaa gaake sulaaye
haayye gaa gaa ke sulaaye
ab kaun hai jo pyaar se nazdeek bulaaye
chun chun ke khilaayein
hamein gaa gaake sulaaye
haayye gaa gaa ke sulaaye
ab kaun hai hamko jo kahein/kahey
aankhon ka taaraa
aankhon kaa taaraa aa
itni badi duniyaa mein raha kaun hamaaraa
haaye kaun hamaaraa

jo bud-naseeb hain kahin unnka na thhikaanaa
apne hain paraaye yahaan
dushman hai zamanaa
haayye dushman hai zamanaa
bête se jahaan baap bhi kartaa hai kinaaraa
kartaa hai kinaaraa..aaa
itni badi duniyaa mein raha kaun hamaaraa
haaye kaun hamaaraa
bhagwaan ne jab chheen liyaa
maa ka sahaaraa
maa ka sahaaraa aa
itni badi duniyaa mein raha kaun hamaaraa
haayye kaun hamaaraa


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