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

Blog Day :

4749 Post No. : 16484

So. Finally it is official.

We are teenagers now, the first step into the growing up years. The childhood years left behind and now the coming of age years are starting.

What started off as a ‘let’s-try-it’ hobby run with the simplest of the simple philosophical musings – “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li“, has come of age today and has blossomed into a huge tree with thousands of branches spread out, with roots that are deep and strong, and are full of conviction. A tree that provides shade in terms of solace to the lovers of music, which in turn are spread out all over the globe. This is the world tree of music and songs. This is a tree that has a flavor for every palate, a tree that has fruits of everlasting tastes for the connoisseurs, a tree that conserves and perpetuates that enchanting phenomena that is the lovely Hindi Film Music – this is a tree that has many different meanings and many different treasures for the seekers of pleasure in music. There is a whole universe of music that has  settled itself around this tree. Although the desires abounded for flowers, but when none were forthcoming this direction, the protagonist settled for the proverbial thorns to start with. That humble gesture ensured that flowers of all shades and colors, and also, flower bearers of all tastes and wonders, kept on coming together one by one, till a complete orchestra of performers was formed, and the bandwagon got its name.

Thirteen years and counting. And if you talk of counting, here are some counts that will really make you happy with wonder.

Do you know that we have a visitor to this blog, every thirty seconds – the total count (and still counting) is upwards of 14.5 million visitors. Now that is a number to really wonder about.

Do you know that we have been averaging quite, quite close to one new film per day since the inception of this blog. 4749 days today and 4480 films showcased. And oh yes, that is not counting the Non-Film songs categories. Adding them categories, we shall surely be at 1+ new film or new non-film song category per day. Isn’t that a wow that makes one feel like flying.

Do you know that the average daily rate of posting is upwards of three posts per day. Try doing that seven days a week, 365 days a year, and continuously at that rate for 13 years. Try writing a letter each to three friends every day, day on day, for 13 years. My, does that no yet boggle the mind.

And that is where the superlatives start ceasing to have an impact.

13 years – 4,749 days – 16,484 posts. . .

And just ONE person.  Now isn’t that something to boggle the google. Especially when we know it is a labor of love, and that it is not an endeavor for remuneration. Ah yes, it does finally boil down to love. As does of course, everything else in this universe.

That one person, carrying the entire earth on his shoulders, like the legendary Atlas. Not pausing for even a day to rest. Of course yes, there have been rarities that we have had dot days. But in the final count, the averages will speak for themselves. No matter how many runs and how many centuries – double, triple – any other batsman has scored, the Don Bradman remains the Don Bradman when the averages are calculated.

Atul ji, over the years that we have been associated for this endeavor, we have completely used up all the possible epithets and adjectives to address our appreciation of your work. And now, we are at a loss to articulate this emotion any further. And will finally end up saying these lines that I borrow from another legend – ABBA,

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it? I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance, what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

And not just to me – to this entire world, a compilation that is sans any peers. Who would have thought it could have been possible. Your own words have been that your earliest flights of imagination brought you to a number of maybe 2,500. And that then you would rest.

Aah, but for the passion this ignited, within yourself, and within this motley crew of the musical bandwagon. The counter is ticking oh so close to 16,500 posts. And not a day’s breather seems to be in view. Mightier and stronger and higher we ride the Olympian altitudes. And the bandwagon keeps chugging along, day on day, week on week, month on. . .

I just thought of taking a look at the date of 19th July across our travels. We have had a total of 68 posts that have been celebrating this anniversary, after the intial 19th July post of 2008. Seven posts in 2009, 4 posts in 2010, 5 posts in 2011, 6 posts in 2012, 5 posts again in 2013, then on to 7 posts once again in 2014, 5 posts in 2015, and wow, a whopping 8 posts in 2016, back to 4 posts in 2017, aah – 3 posts in 2018, 4 posts in 2019, back up to 6 posts in 2020, and then today, 4 posts again to celebrate this wondrous milestone. With songs posted across the entire spectrum of decades, from 1936 all the way up to 2002, the celebrations of this anniversary have been multifarious and varied.

Ah but let me not bore you with any more statistics and analyses. And bring you to this song for the celebration today.

Geeton Ka Sansaar Yahaan Par

Took me a while to locate this wonderfully complementary theme song for this celebration. And for its rarity, it is – sorry, it was not yet available online. The film is ‘Nai Reet’ from 1948. The film itself makes a debut on our blog today.

The film has been produced under the banner of India Film Corporation, Bombay and is directed by Shubh Karan Ojha. This relatively obscure film that probably did not garner much attention and box office receipts when it was released in 1948, has the cast listed as Sulochana Chatterjee, Geeta Bali, Rajendra, Krishankant, Tiwari, Badri Prasad, Tara Bai, Leela Mishra, and Ramesh Sinha. Most names are familiar, and I am sure the full cast would be carrying more names.

The film has 8 songs in total. All the songs are written by a team of two songwriters in collaboration – Bal Krishan Gupta and Ratan Kumar Gupta. The footnote that is carried in the Geet Kosh, succinctly states that – “As per the information recieved from Lyricist Bal Krishna Gupta all songs this film were written by both Lyricists working together, i.e. `Kumar-Gupta` (Ratan `Kumar` Gupta + Bal Krishna `Gupta`. However the records carry the name as `Kumar Gupta`.” So by this input, we would also use the lyricist’s name as Kumar-Gupta.

The music is by SK Pal, and the singing voice is that of Meena Kapoor.

And the words – they oh so well sum up the emotions of this celebration today – that here is a universe of songs that has been put together for us.

गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
हर फूल में जादू फैला है

A world of songs is here
It is a festival celebration of smiles
Every leaf is swaying with delight
There is a joyous magic spread through every flower

मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
भर लेने को बिखरी दौलत
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
लगता बड़ा झमेला है

In haste I come here
To gather this treasure spread about
I try to garner it all in my arms
And the mind is in a dilemma
What all shall I take
And what all shall I leave

एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
सुन्दर सुन्दर प्यारा प्यारा
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
कली सा खिल खिल खेला है

What a joyful garden this world is
So beautiful and lovely
The whole world is a sweet melody
And my mind is untamed in passion
Blossoming like new buds playing

Yes, all these emotions run through the mind when I look at this incredible and phenomenal treasure of enchanting melodies – this world of songs, here, with us.

A grand celebration for this inception day milestone.

A wonderful musical greetings to all readers and all members of the musical bandwagon.

And a bagful of wishes and blessings, that this tree may only proliferate further, day by passing day.

And that this journey may never cease.

तमन्ना है ये साथ चलते रहें हम ना बीते कभी ये सफर. . .

Song – Geeton Ka Sansaar Yahaan Par  (Nai Reet) (1948) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyrics – Kumar-Gupta, MD – SK Pal

Lyrics

geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
patti patti jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
patti patti jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
har phool mein
har phool mein jaadu phaila hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai

main bhi apni jholi laai
main bhi apni jholi laai
bhar lene ko bikhri daulat
main bhi daudi daudi aayi
kya chhodoon kya chun loon is mein
kya chhodoon kya chun loon is mein
lagta bada jhamela hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai

ek anokha baag hai duniya
ek anokha baag hai duniya
sundar sundar pyaara pyaara
maano meetha raag hai duniya
maano meetha raag hai duniya
paagal mann mera masti mein
paagal mann mera masti mein
kali sa khil khil khela hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
झूम रही
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
हर फूल में
हर फूल में जादू फैला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है

मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
भर लेने को बिखरी दौलत
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
लगता बड़ा झमेला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है

एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
सुन्दर सुन्दर प्यारा प्यारा
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
कली का खिल खिल खेला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है


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 :

4720 Post No. : 16429

Hullo Atuldom

20th June, a Very Important Date in the calendar of ASAD. It was on this date, a few decades ago, a person dear to this blog was born. Correction, I would like to change person dear to this blog was born with person whose brainchild this blog is. Person whose love for music led to the genesis of this blog. Person who is kind enough to take us along on this musical journey. Thank you so much Atul ji for this blog. Wish you A Very Happy Birthday. Hope the great times continue and we Atulites are able to keep pace with you

Today I am presenting a song from a movie which made its debut on the blog in 2011 (almost 10 years ago, 15-20 days away from the 10-year mark) with this song “Ye Pyaar Bhara Dil Hai Muhabbat Ka Khazaana” by Sudhirji. This post has the general storyline of the movie. The next song from this movie was “Pyaar Beqaraar Hai Pyaar Ki Awaaz Sun” by Nahm ji. That post has two versions of the same song. So that makes it 3 songs from an album having around 10 songs.

I find that YouTube is not helpful as there seems to be no video links to the movie’s songs, only audio links. Here is the next song which is in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, written by Shyamlal Shams and Kamal Mitra is the music director.

The movie is ‘Yahudi Ki Beti’ from 1956, which had a cast of Daljit, Anita Guha, Tabassum, Tiwari, Helen, Maruti, Al Nasir, Rajan Haksar, Wazir Mohammed Khan etc. Nanubhai Vakil is credited as director of the movie. (I am sure that there are knowledgeable followers of the blog who will be able to provide more details about the movie, its director, music director, lyricist etc.)

The thoughts expressed in this, very simply-worded song, indicates that it was lip-synced by the heroine of the movie – Anita Guha. The first time I consciously saw her in a movie was in ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’, when I saw the movie on TV sometime in the 80s. Then I was informed that she was the actress who played Rakhee’s mother in ‘Sharmilee’ and Rajesh Khanna’s foster mother in ‘Araadhna’. Then I slowly realized that I have seen her in quite a few movies like ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’, ‘Anuraag’ etc. I have read somewhere that Prema Narayan, who was popular in the 70s and 80s (of ‘Armaan’, ‘Ponga Pandit’ and numerous such movies) is the niece of Anita Guha. Anita’s husband was Manik Dutt – an actor who was seen playing supporting characters in movies till the late 80s.

More trivia about Anita Guha some other time. Let us get on to the song and once again wish our Dear Atul ji on his birthday. Wish him many more milestones in life as well as on the blog.


Song – Chori Chori Dil Mein Ye Kaun Aa Raha Hai (Yahudi Ki Beti) (1956) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shyamlal Shams, MD – Kamal Mitra

Lyrics

chori chori dil mein ye kaun aa raha hai
kaun aa raha hai
tadpa ke meri duniya jo muskura raha hai
muskura raha hai
chori chori dil mein ye kaun aa raha hai
kaun aa raha hai
tadpa ke meri duniya muskura raha hai
muskura raha hai

aaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaa aa

naghma nahin ye dilbar ulfat ki dastaan hai
ji bhar ke pyaar kar le mausam abhi jawaan hai
naghma nahin ye dilbar ulfat ki dastaan hai
ji bhar ke pyaar kar le mausam abhi jawaan hai
mausam abhi jawaan hai
shama ke pyaar mein ye parwaana gaa raha hai
jo muskura raha hai
chori chori dil mein ye kaun aa raha hai
kaun aa raha hai
tadpa ke meri duniya jo muskura raha hai
muskura raha hai

aaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaa aa

meri jawaan umangein barbaad ho na jaayen
palkon se gir ke aansoo fariyaad ho na jaayen
meri jawaan umangein barbaad ho na jaayen
palkon se gir ke aansoo fariyaad ho na jaayen
fariyaad ho na jaaye
chup chup ke mere khwaabon mein koi aa raha hai
jo muskura raha hai
chori chori dil mein ye kaun aa raha hai
kaun aa raha hai
tadpa ke meri duniya jo muskura raha hai
muskura raha hai
chori chori dil mein ye kaun aa raha hai
kaun aa raha hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चोरी चोरी दिल में ये कौन आ रहा है
कौन आ रहा है
तड़पा के मेरी दुनिया जो मुस्कुरा रहा है
मुस्कुरा रहा है
चोरी चोरी दिल में ये कौन आ रहा है
कौन आ रहा है
तड़पा के मेरी दुनिया जो मुस्कुरा रहा है
मुस्कुरा रहा है

आsss आsssss आssss
आss आss आsss आs

नग़मा नहीं ये दिलबर उल्फ़त की दास्तान है
जी भर के प्यार कर ले मौसम अभी जवां है
नग़मा नहीं ये दिलबर उल्फ़त की दास्तान है
जी भर के प्यार कर ले मौसम अभी जवां है
मौसम अभी जवां है
शमा के प्यार में ये परवाना गा रहा है
जो मुस्कुरा रहा है
चोरी चोरी दिल में ये कौन आ रहा है
कौन आ रहा है
तड़पा के मेरी दुनिया जो मुस्कुरा रहा है
मुस्कुरा रहा है

आsss आsssss आssss
आss आss आsss आs

मेरी जवां उमंगें बर्बाद हो ना जाएँ
पलकों से गिर के आँसू फरियाद हो ना जाएँ
मेरी जवां उमंगें बर्बाद हो ना जाएँ
पलकों से गिर के आँसू फरियाद हो ना जाएँ
फरियाद हो ना जाएँ
छुप छुप के मेरे ख्वाबों में कोई आ रहा है
जो मुस्कुरा रहा है
चोरी चोरी दिल में ये कौन आ रहा है
कौन आ रहा है
तड़पा के मेरी दुनिया जो मुस्कुरा रहा है
मुस्कुरा रहा है
चोरी चोरी दिल में ये कौन आ रहा है
कौन आ रहा है


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4701 Post No. : 16402

Remembering Nargis today on the 91st anniversary of her birth.

Born in the year 1929, she made her debut in films as a child artist as early as 1935. And then starting with 1942, she moved on from child roles to adult roles. As I was searching for a song from her early years in films, I chanced to see this song, which is really very playful and chirpy. And listening to the song made me wonder why has this song so far been away from this blog.

Nargis is all of 21 years of age, as she is singing and trying to hold back Karan Dewan (her husband in the film) from going to office. The words of the song are simple and endearing and the whole ambiance of the scene is very charming. There is a childlike entreaty in the pleadings of the newlywed, as she recounts her hours of boredom when the husband is sway to office. And the husband too is in part a willing accomplice, only that near the end of the song, his elder brother (role played by Shyam Chadha) calls him to leave for office, and he has to perforce make a quick departure from the song and the beseeching wife.

The film is ‘Chhoti Bhabhi’ from 1950. It is produced under the banner of Filmkar Limited, Bombay and is directed by Shanti Kumar. The cast of actors in the film is listed as Nargis, Karan Diwan, Shyam, Kuldip Kaur, Gulab, Shyama, Suraiya Chaudhary, Yakub, Johar, Baby Tabassum, Gyani Jugnu, G Sarang, and Khushdil. Yes, the Johar we see in this list is IS Johar, doing a small role here.

The film has nine songs, all of them are from the pen of Qamar Jalaalabaadi. The music is from the duo of Husnlal Bhagatram. It is 1950 – and the voice of an equally young singer, Lata Mangeshkar, sounds so wonderful. The rendition by the singer and the performance on the screen, both are really superb. The outcome is a naughty playful song that is really endearing.

The film has a total of nine songs, of which seven songs are already showcased here. This is the eighth song to find its place on our blog today. With one more to go, this film is ready for the Yippeee category.

Video

Audio

Song – Na Jaana Na Jaana Mere Babu O Daftar Na Jaana  (Chhoti Bhabhi) (1950) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

na jaana

na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
mere dil ne tujhe pukaara
o babu zara ruk jaana..aa ho
babu zara ruk jaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

tu daftar jaaye babu to mera dil na lagey
ho
ho mera dil na lagey
tu daftar jaaye babu to mera dil na lagey
ho
ho mera dil na lagey
ho dil na lagey
ho dil na lagey
hum ghar mein rahen akele
hum ghar mein rahen akele
na ji na na na
o na ji na na na
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

tu file le ke chala to pyaar mera rone laga
ho
to pyaar mera rone laga
tu file le ke chala to pyaar mera rone laga
ho
to pyaar mera rone laga
ho rone laga
ho rone laga
meri aankh mein aansoo aaye
meri aankh mein aansoo aaye
chhalak gaya paimaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

kyun kaisi mili hai biwi sunaaye ga ga ke
ho
rijhaaye ga ga ke
kyun kaisi mili hai biwi sunaaye ga ga ke
ho
rijhaaye ga ga ke
ho ga ga ke
ho ga ga ke
kyun kaisa laga hai gaana
kyun kaisa laga hai gaana
zara ye farmaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ना जाना

ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
मेरे दिल ने तुझे पुकारा
ओ बाबू ज़रा रुक जाना॰॰आ हो
बाबू ज़रा रुक जाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

तू दफ्तर जाये बाबू तो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो
हो मेरा दिल ना लगे
तू दफ्तर जाये बाबू तो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो
हो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो दिल ना लगे
हो दिल ना लगे
हम घर में रहें अकेले
हम घर में रहें अकेले
ना जी ना ना ना
ओ ना जी ना ना ना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

तू फाइल ले के चला तो प्यार मेरा रोने लगा
हो
तो प्यार मेरा रोने लगा
हो रोने लगा
हो रोने लगा
मेरी आँख में आँसू आए
मेरी आँख में आँसू आए
छलक गया पैमाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

क्यूँ कैसी मिली है बीवी सुनाये गा गा के
हो
हो रिझाये गा गा के
क्यूँ कैसी मिली है बीवी सुनाये गा गा के
हो
हो रिझाये गा गा के
हो गा गा के
हो गा गा के
क्यूँ कैसा लगा है गाना
क्यूँ कैसा लगा है गाना
ज़रा ये फरमाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना


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:

4700 Post No. : 16400

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This Week, That Year – 7
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30May – 05Jun, 2011

Celebrations today – the first item of order. Yes, the two numbers above are telling a telling tale (pardon the pun please). I have been on board now, well, it seems all my life now. Yes, so many years ago. And as we continue this relentless beat forward, I continue to keep marveling – at the fact that the blog seems to have gotten a life of its own and the bandwagon continues to chug along merrily.

It is stated often – the destination is not of any import. It is the journey that has to be enjoyed. And as this blog keeps growing from height to height and going from strength to strength, these minor milestones and even the major milestones have really become a matter of routine. Ok yes – another century, well, this number of days, well, this average of songs per day, well. . .  As I said, just a matter of routine that these stations come and go past quickly.

Ah but the journey – that is where the real joy is emerging. Yes, we had those days when 5,000th and 10,000th songs were such a big deal and Atulites of all shades were pinned to the emails and whatsapp chats as if the World Cup finals were on and both Gavaskar and Tendulkar were on crease, going full blast. I am sure the regulars have those days cemented into memory. The heady heights that we used to cheer and celebrate about.

I do not mean to say that we do not or will not continue to celebrate the milestones. But the drummer’s beat has changed somewhat. The magic of the daily routine is just unbelievable. There is such a serene comfort in the incessant regularity. A trust, a confidence, just like the Sun rising every day (well, some rare days may have clouds also). But then the Sun is there, and will appear in all its glory tomorrow morning again.

I know that most bandwagoneers will agree with me – the blog has become a foundational regularity in life, and whether or not I will open the browser early morning, I know that a new post will be there.

A new post, a new song – another gem to ruminate on today, from the ocean that is the Hindi film song. With the incessant dipping into this ocean every day, and the incessant pulling up of pearls and gems of the first water – one starts to believe. Starts to believe that there is a blessing that has descended on this concept, and the upon the fortunate ones who are connected with it, making our own, and many other lives meaningful.

The heart brims over, the mind stalls, the words slow down – enough been said, and yet, more than that enough still remains to be said. I had come across a quote from Rumi couple of days back – “The closer I get, the more I see how far I am”.

And the bandwagon chugs along. . .

4,700 days, 16,400 posts. And you must consider, the number of songs contained therein are much more – on account of multi part and multi version songs. By my tally of data that we are maintaining, the song count stands today, with this post – 17,010.

And there is still an ocean awaiting us. . .

Ok so, the week that was 30th May to 5th June in 2011 – the summer of 2011. Goodness, one of the slowest weeks I have written about in this series so far. Three dot days, four active days, and a total of 13 posts published. Atul ji, where were you located in the summer of 2011?

Let’s do the numbers first. A total of 13 posts and 12 films are showcased. One film ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954) comes in with two posts.

We had 4 debut films this week. No films got yippeee’d during the week. Of the 12 films that got featured, 7 films have since been yippeee’d. If we factor in the possibly untraceable songs, then we have two more films being Yippeee’d conditionally. Hmm, that is a very good %. Only three films out of the 12 posted, are still showing the pending status.

Looking at the distribution by decades, we have the following data,

1930s   1
1940s   5
1950s   6
1970s   1

Majority focus is on the Godlen Era.

No milestones got breached this week.

Here is the week’s data in table form.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2011-2021) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
30-May-11
[No Posts]
31-May-11
1 Tansen 1943 13 13 Yippeee’d
2 Meena Baazaar 1950 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Do Phool 1958 9 9 Yippeee’d
1-Jun-11
1 Bhakt Soordas 1942 15 14 1 Yc 1 UT
2 Bholi 1949 10 3 D Pending 7
3 Hyderabad Ki Naazneen 1952 6 7 Yippeee’d
2-Jun-11
1 Zameen Ke Taare 1960 8 3 D Pending 5
2 Mirza Ghalib 1954 11 12 Yippeee’d
3 Chor Baazaar 1954 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Aakhri Sajdaa 1977 5 5 Yippeee’d
3-Jun-11
1 Pooran Bhagat 1933 20 6 D Pending 14
2 Mirza Ghalib 1954 11 12 Yippeee’d
3 Bhanwraa 1944 11 10 1 D Yc 1 UT
4-Jun-11
[No Posts]
5-Jun-11
[No Posts]

After a no show on 30th May, the next day (31st May) has three films that featured on the blog – ‘Tansen’ (1943), ‘Meena Bazaar’ (1950) and ‘Do Phool’ of 1958. All three films have been Yippeee’d. And that actually posed a problem for me.

On 1st June, again three posts and three films – ‘Bhakt Soordas’ (1942), ‘Bholi’ (1949) and ‘Hyderabad Ki Naazneen’ (1952). ‘Bhakt Soordas’ is now already at the conditional Yippeee status. One song of this film, “Manuva Krishan Naam Rate Jaa.” is not traceable. No record was cut, and since the film is not available as yet, no way to say whether and how this song was presented in the film.

‘Hyderabad Ki Naazneen’ is Yippeee’d. And then ‘Bholi’ from 1949 still has many songs to go.

The problem that I mentioned in the 2nd previous paragraph, is that I do not have an available film from 31st May, to select a song for the post. And so I had to resort to pick a song from 1st June, and that to from, film ‘Bholi’, the only film from that date still having pending status.

On 2nd June, four films were added. ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954), ‘Chor Bazaar’ (1954) and ‘Aakhiri Sajda’ from 1977 have already been Yippeee’d.  The film ‘Zameen Ke Taare’ still remains pending.

‘Mirza Ghalib’ also featued in the post list on 3rd June. Two more films came up that day – ‘Pooran Bhagat’ (1933) and ‘Bhanwra'(1944). ‘Mirza Ghalib’ being Yippeee’d already, ‘Bhanwara’ entered the conditional Yippeee status, since all songs of this film are posted, except for one, the song being ” Yeh Dua Maango Haseenon Aashikon Ka Dum Rahe” is still to be traced. That leaves behind ‘Pooran Bhagat’ from 1933 which still has a lot of songs still awaiting to be posted.

The song that I have selected from ‘Bholi’ for this post here today, is a gem of a rendition by Shamshad Begum. This song is vintage Shamshad. One can clearly hear the ‘khanak’ in the voice, as she goes on to present a song of first realization of love. The words are very craftily woven by Ishwar Chandra Kapoor and the music is by Pt. Gobind Ram. A beautiful creation by any standards.

‘Bholi’ is produced under the banner of Murli Movietone, Bombay, and is directed by Ram Daryani. The star cast is listed as Geeta Bali, Prem Adeeb, Shashikala, Jeevan, Gulab, Khatoon, Nazeera, Sheila, Ishu, Gope, and Nawab. There are 10 songs listed, all from the pen of Ishwar Chandra Kapoor with music by Pt Gobind Ram.

Ok so, I have not used this word so far in the article.

But yes, Congratulations – very much in order.

Congratulations to us all.

Song – Piya Piya Tu Bol Papiha, Din Phaagun Ke Aaye  (Bholi) (1949) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor, MD – Gobind Ram

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash ji)

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

ek daal pe khila hai genda
dooje daal chameli
koyal ban kar baag mein aayi
dulhan nai naveli
ek daal pe khila hai genda
dooje daal chameli
koyal ban kar baag mein aayi
dulhan nai naveli
phoolon ke kaanon mein apne dil ki baat sunaaye
jiya mera dola jaaye
phoolon ke kaanon mein apne dil ki baat sunaaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

aaj kisi ne chhed diye hain
man veena ke taar
aaj kisi ne chhed diye hain
man veena ke taar
do matwaare nainanwa mein
naach raha hai pyaar
haan haan
naach raha hai pyaar
aankhen dil se ye kehti hain
hans hans kar lut jaaye
aankhen dil se ye kehti hain
hans hans kar lut jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

एक डाल पे खिला है गेंदा
दूजे दाल चमेली
कोयल बन कर बाग में आई
दुल्हन नई नवेली
एक डाल पे खिला है गेंदा
दूजे दाल चमेली
कोयल बन कर बाग में आई
दुल्हन नई नवेली
फूलों के कानों में अपने दिल की बात सुनाये
जिया मेरा डोला जाये
फूलों के कानों में अपने दिल की बात सुनाये
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

आज किसी ने छेड़ दिये हैं
मन वीणा के तार
आज किसी ने छेड़ दिये हैं
मन वीणा के तार
दो मतवाले नैननवा में
नाच रहा है प्यार
हाँ हाँ
नाच रहा है प्यार
आँखें दिल से ये कहती हैं
हंस हंस कर लुट जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये


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 :

4699 Post No. : 16393 Movie Count :

4456

Missing Films of 1960s – 117
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A surprise discovery if ever there was one. And I have missed it all these years, having see this film long back.

‘Saara Akaash’ from 1969 – it has always been represented and listed as a songless film. This impression is so much ingrained into the system and it never came to mind to consider otherwise. So it was a great surprise to come across this clip from the film on YouTube. And suddenly the memories of this film had to be modified.

‘Sara Aakash’ (‘The Whole Sky’) is a film based on the novel of the same name, written by Rajendra Yadav. This was Yadav’s debut novel. The film marks the debut of Basu Chatterjee as director, and was also the first film of cinematographer KK Mahajan.  The film has background score by Salil Chaudhry.

The film is regarded as one of those which pioneered the New Wave cinema in India, along with ‘Uski Roti’ and ‘Bhuvan Shome’ which were also released the same year.

The star cast of the film includes Rakesh Pandey, Madhu Chakravarty, Nandita Thakur, AK Hangal, Dina Pathak, Mani Kaul, Shaily Shailendra, Jalaal Agha, Tarla Mehta, Aarti Boley and Om Prakash Gautam amongst others. Renowned film maker Mani Kaul appeared in this film, in what is considered as his only substantial screen appearance.

Set in the contemporary mid 1960s milieu of a traditional middle class joint family in Agra, the film deals with internal conflicts of a newlywed couple, both of whom find themselves unprepared for domestic life. Agra-based collegian, Samar Thakur (Rakesh Pandey), lives in a joint family consisting of his father (AK Hangal), mother (Dina Pathak), brother Amar (Mani Kaul) and his wife (Tarla Mehta); as well as a married sister, Munni, estranged from her husband. Samar is is prevailed upon by the family to marry Prabha (Madhu Chakravarty), a matriculate, much to his chagrin as this interferes with his future plans. The marriage does take place, and he soon finds that they are incompatible. The matters come to a head and Prabha leaves her matrimonial home to return to her parent’s home. She returns after four months. Family tensions continue, but then also we see a bonding emerge between the two, moving towards a healthy understanding.

KK Mahjan received the 1969 National Award for B&W cinematography, and Basu Chatterji received the Filmfare award for best screenplay.

The discovery of this background song in the film changes the status of this film, and it now becomes the 117th episode in the series on Missing Films of 1960s.

The song itself is a piece of traditional music of North India, and is played at wedding time. The words of this song indicate that the ladies on the girl’s side are singing this song, addressing the groom and tell him things about the members of his family, in a good spirited banter.

There is another version of this traditional song – it has been used in the film ‘Dushmani’ (1995). In this version, the song is presented as a praise for the bride, as she gets ready for the wedding ceremony and is being adorned with fine dress and jewellery. The song is available on YouTube as “Banno Teri Ankhiyaan Surmedaani“. On screen this song is performed by Neena Gupta.

A couple of interesting trivia.
The film ‘Saara Akaash’ was shot in the residential house of Rajendra Yadav. On a visit, when Basu Chatterji saw the house, his response was that this is the perfect setting for the film.
Dina Pathak appears in both films – in ‘Saara Akaash’ as the mother of the protagonist. In ‘Dushmani’ she appears at the grandmother of the bride Manisha Koirala.

With this post we have brought on board the 117th film in this series.


Song – Banne Re Teri Akhiyaan Surmedaani (Saara Akaash) (1969) Singer – [Unattributed], Lyrics – Traditional, MD – Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani

banne re tere baba laakh hajaari
banne re tere baba laakh hajaari
banne tere taau ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri <??> laal gulaabi
banne re teri taai nakhrewaali
banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani
banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani

banne re tere chaacha laakh hajaari
banne re tere chaacha laakh hajaari
banne re tere phoopha ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri <??> laal gulaabi
banne re teri bua nakhrewaali

banne re tere baba ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri mausi laakh hajaari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी

बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे ताऊ का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी <??> लाल गुलाबी
बन्ने रे तेरी ताई नखरेवाली
बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी
बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी

बन्ने रे तेरे चाचा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे चाचा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे फूफा का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी <??> लाल गुलाबी
बन्ने रे तेरी बुआ नखरेवाली

बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी मौसी लाखों तारे
॰॰॰
॰॰॰


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 :

4699 Post No. : 16392 Movie Count :

4455

Hullo Atuldom

In my post for the song “Kyun Aage Peechhe Dolte Ho Bhanwaron Ki Tarah“, two years ago, I had stated that ‘Hera Pheri’ (2000) had Paresh Rawal playing Baburao Ganpatrao Apte which gave a new angle to Paresh Rawal’s career. In that post I had also said that he had played main villain in movies and had mentioned ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ (RKRCKR) in the list of movies where we could see Paresh Rawal as a negative character.

Recently there was a comment to that post where it was pointed out that ‘RKRCKR’ had Anupam Kher as the lead villain. As I was thinking about today’s post I realized another error in that post of mine. Paresh ji had shown his comic side in movies like ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ (1994), ‘Chachi 420’ (1997), ‘Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi’ (1997) etc. before ‘Hera Pheri’ happened. Sorry for the errors.

Over the years Paresh ji has played varied characters and most of them can be easily recalled. He has played the Iron Man (as Sardar Patel was called) in the 1994 release ‘Sardar’ and it is as unforgettable as many of his roles in masala movies like the Gujarati husband of a North-Indian wife in ‘Baghban’ (2003) who is forever quoting all the muhawaras (proverbs) wrong. He played the role of a father to Tabu in ‘Cheeni Kum’ (2007) who is shocked to find a 64-year old Amitabh Bachchan approaching him with a request to marry Tabu. He had played a henchman to Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri and others of the ’80s and even those characters have not been forgotten. He has shaken a leg with Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Suniel Shetty etc. and was not off-the-mark in them.

We have seen Paresh Rawal lip-sync songs in movies and he has had a few romantic songs too which was rather unusual considering that he was never the romantic protagonist. Today we have one such song wherein we can see Paresh Rawal wooing an astonished Mahima Chaudhry with flowers and singing a song in the voice of MG Sreekumar. The song is tuned by Anand Milind and written by Ibrahim Ashq.

The song is from the 2001 released, Priyadarshan directed and Neeraj Vora written ‘Ye Teraa Ghar Ye Meraa Ghar’. (The extra ‘a’ in the title is seen in the movie credits too)

The movie dealt with the troubles a house owner (Suniel Shetty) goes through to get his tenant’s family vacate the rented premises so that he can sell the property. Now the house owner is in a financial crunch and selling the house is an option that will work for his family. The tenant’s family (after the passing of the tenant) is being looked after by the working daughter (Mahima) and her contention is that they have been paying rent without defaulting and so the house owner cannot evict them. The movie has a few interesting and hilarious characters like the neighbor who comes like a knight-in-shining armour to Saraswati’s (Mahima) aid and retreats when he sees Dayashankar Pandey (Suneil Shetty). Similarly we have Saurabh Shukla playing Saraswati’s uncle, supposedly a goonda, who fails to help the family. Then there is OP Yadav (Paresh Rawal) an Inspector and a childhood friend to Pandey who promises to help in the eviction and ends up falling in love with Saraswati. The movie ends with Pandey and Saraswati working out a solution to their problems and the audience is entertained for close to 3 hours.

Priyadarshan had remade it from the Malayalam original ‘Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam’ (1986) (which should translate as ‘Peace of mind for the like-minded’). I think this was the first time that Hindi audiences heard MG Sreekumar who is a well-established singer in South Indian movies.

Here is wishing Paresh Rawal ji health and happiness on his 66th birthday. May we be entertained by you in the coming years too.

[Ed Note: Tomorrow, i.e. 31st May, is also the birth anniversary of Milind Srivastav, of the Anand-Milind duo, the music directors of this song. Wishing him many happy returns of the day.]

 


Song – Hansta Hua Ye Pyaara Chehra Tera (Ye Teraa Ghar Ye Meraa Ghar) (2001) Singer – MG Sreekumar, Lyrics – Ibrahim Ashq, MD – Anand Milind
Paresh Rawal
Mahima Chaudhry

Lyrics

hansta hua ye pyaara chehra tera

pyaar bhara dil kabhi jhooth nahi bolta

dekha jo maine tujh ko pagal hua

hansta hua ye pyaara chehra tera
dekha jo maine tujh ko paagal hua
le le dil le le 
arre de de dil de de
main hoon deewana tera 
main to hoon deewana
tu ne na jaana 
haaye tu ne ye na jaana aa

hansta hua ye pyaara chehra tera
dekha jo maine tujh ko paagal hua
le le dil le le 
arre de de dil de de
main hoon deewana tera 
main to hoon deewana
tu ne na jaana 
haay tu ne yeh na jaana aa
hansta hua yeh pyara chehra tera
dekha jo maine tujh ko paagal hua

teri ada hai pyaari pyaari
kar li hain maine tujhse yaari
ho oo
teri ada hai pyaari pyaari
kar li hain maine tujhse yaari
dil maine haara
sab tujhpe vaara
dil maine haara
sab tujhpe vaara
jeena marna tere liye
hansta hua yeh pyaara chehra tera 
dekha jo maine tujh ko paagal hua

tu ru ru 
tu ru ru
tu ru ru ru ru

aankhen ye teri kaali kaali
gaalon pe tere chhaayi laali
ho oo
aankhen yeh teri kali kali
gaalon pe tere chhayi laali
sun le haseena 
tu hai nagina
sun le haseena 
tu hai nagina
aa ja meri baahon mein
hansta hua ye pyaara chehra tera

aa der ho rahi hai

dekha jo maine tujh ko paagal hua
le le dil le le 
arre de de dil de de
main hoon deewana tera 
main to hoon deewana
tune na jaana 
haay tu ne ye na jaana aa
hansta hua ye pyaara chehra tera
dekha jo maine tujh ko paagal hua

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हँसता हुआ ये प्यारा चेहरा तेरा

प्यार भरा दिल कभी झूठ नहीं बोलता

देखा जो मैंने तुझको पागल हुआ

हँसता हुआ ये प्यारा चेहरा तेरा
देखा जो मैंने तुझको पागल हुआ
ले ले दिल ले ले
अरे दे दे दिल दे दे
मैं हूँ दीवाना तेरा
मैं तो हूँ दीवाना
तूने ना जाना
हाय तूने ये ना जाना

हँसता हुआ ये प्यारा चेहरा तेरा
देखा जो मैंने तुझको पागल हुआ
ले ले दिल ले ले
अरे दे दे दिल दे दे
मैं हूँ दीवाना तेरा
मैं तो हूँ दीवाना
तूने ना जाना
हाय तूने ये ना जाना
हँसता हुआ ये प्यारा चेहरा तेरा
देखा जो मैंने तुझको पागल हुआ

तेरी अदा है प्यारी प्यारी
कर ली है मैंने तुझसे यारी
हो ओ
तेरी अदा है प्यारी प्यारी
कर ली है मैंने तुझसे यारी
दिल मैंने हारा
सब तुझपे वारा
दिल मैंने हारा
सब तुझपे वारा
जीना मरना तेरे लिए
हँसता हुआ ये प्यारा चेहरा तेरा
देखा जो मैंने तुझको पागल हुआ

तु रु रु
तु रु रु
तु रु रु रु रु

आँखें ये तेरी काली काली
गालों पे तेरे छाई लाली
हो ओ
आँखें ये तेरी काली काली
गालों पे तेरे छाई लाली
सुन ले हसीना
तू है नगीना
सुन ले हसीना
तू है नगीना
आजा मेरी बाहों में

हँसता हुआ ये प्यारा चेहरा तेरा

आ देर हो रही है

देखा जो मैंने तुझको पागल हुआ
ले ले दिल ले ले
अरे दे दे दिल दे दे
मैं हूँ दीवाना तेरा
मैं तो हूँ दीवाना
तूने ना जाना
हाय तूने ये ना जाना
हँसता हुआ ये प्यारा चेहरा तेरा
देखा जो मैंने तुझको पागल हुआ


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

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This Week, That Year – 6
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23May – 29May, 2011

The seven days in May 2011, from 23rd to 29th. I am sure the world was extremely busy, as it always is, and there would be no dearth of info about what the then current trends and news were. Seems like this week was kind of low key and ordinary in terms of world events. But let us not go there. 🙂

Let us take on the story of that week, on our blog. Let us do the numbers first, and then I will take the readers through some very interesting details about the films that featured during that week.

It was kind of a slow week, by the then current standards. We had two dot days and just 21 posts. A super number comparing to what we are going through at current times. But with the then norm of 40+ posts in a normal week, this week was definitely slow. An average of 3 posts per day, or 4 posts in case we discount the dot days.

20 films got showcased that week, which means that in 21 posts, there is only one case of a film appearing twice. So 20 films and 21 posts, with the 1977 film ‘Aakhiri Sajda’ contributing two songs. Of the 20 films, no less than 9 were debut songs – films making their first appearance on the blog. The films making their debut that week are

Kaarwaan e Hayaat (1935)
Wahaan (1937)
Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani (1946)
Pagle (1950)
Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne (1964)
Baawarchi (1972)
Sankalp (1974)
Faaslaa (1974)
Aakhri Sajdaa (197)7

As far has completion report is concerned, we had one film celebrate its entry into the Yippeee club. The 1957 film ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ completed its list of songs contributed to the blog.

Also, in the 21 posts, total of 23 songs were included. This happens with we have a multi version song, and both (or all) versions of the song are accommodated in the same post. In this week, we had two posts that had 2 songs each, making a total of 23.

In terms of the decades covered, the data is as follows,

1930s   4
1940s   6
1950s   4
1960s   1
1970s   6

Yes, me too, am surprised to see just one film appearing for 1960s. But well, it is what it is.

No milestones got breached this week. In the previous week on 17th May, the blog had celebrated its 3900th song. So this week remained quiet uneventful on the milestones front.

Here is the week’s data in table form.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2011-2021) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
23-May-11
1 Shama 1946 10 8 1 Pending-c 1 + 1 UT
2 Wahaan 1937 7 1 D Pending 6
3 Baawarchi 1972 6 5 D Pending 1
4 Sankalp 1974 4 4 D Yippeee’d
5 Faaslaa 1974 4 1 D Pending 3
24-May-11
1 Dhoop Chhaaon 1935 10 9 Pending 1
2 Haatim Tai 1956 9 6 Pending 3
3 Paakeezah 1971 10 9 Pending 1
4 Aakhri Sajdaa 1977 5 5 D Yippeee’d
25-May-11
1 Kaarwaan e Hayaat 1935 10 7 D Pending 3
2 Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani 1946 7 3 D Pending 4
3 Do Aankhen Baarah Haath 1957 6 6 Y Yippeee’d
4 Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne 1964 9 6 D Pending 3
26-May-11
[No Posts]
27-May-11
1 Bhakt Soordas 1942 15 14 1 Yc 1 UT
2 Pagle 1950 9 7 D Pending 2
3 Afsaanaa 1951 9 9 Yippeee’d
4 Narsinh Avtaar 1949 11 4 1 Pending-c 6+ 1 UT
5 Aakhri Sajdaa 1977 5 5 Yippeee’d
28-May-11
1 Street Singer 1938 13 12 1 Yc 1 UT
2 Uddhaar 1949 9 4 1 Pending-c 4+ 1 UT
3 Laila Majnu 1953 13 13 Yippeee’d
29-May-11
[No Posts]

In one of he earlier episodes of this series, I have introduce the idea of ‘Ut’ songs, or possibly untraceable songs. Let us review the status and implications of this idea, for this week’s posts.

On 23rd May 2011, the first film in order of posting is ‘Shama’ of 1946. As I check the status of the songs of this film, it has total of 10 songs listed. 8 of these 10 are already on our blog. However, 1 song can be termed as untraceable. The film is available in public domain. The song at serial no. 9 – “Wo Chal Diye Phir Aag Kaleje Mein Laga Kar” was not released on gramophone record, and neither it is contained in the film that is available. That leaves one more song available for posting, after which was will be in a position to declare this film conditionally Yippeee’d.

The films ‘Wahaan’ of 1937 and ‘Faasla’ of 1974, both made their debut on 23rd May 2011. And have never been heard of again. Their tally stands at 1 song, even after a passage of one decade. Then we have ‘Sankalp’ from 1974, which has since been Yippeee’d. And the film ‘Baawarchi’ from 1972 – after accounting for the song posted earlier today, the film’s tally is now at 5 out of a total of 6 song, with just one more song remaining for the film to be declared as Yippeee’d.

The first film in the order of posting, on 24th May 2011 is ‘Dhoop Chhaon’ from 1935. This film is just one shy of reaching the Yippeee status. The last remaining song is available in public domain – “Aaj Mero Ghar Mohan Aayo”, sung by KC Dey. The second film, ‘Hatim Tai’ of 1956 has 3 songs more to be posted, and all are available. The fourth film that day – ‘Aakhiri Sajda’, had made its debut that day, and it has since been Yippeee’d.

Now we come to an interesting and difficult film to discuss – ‘Paakeezah’ of 1971. Geet Kosh lists 9 songs for this film. Of these, 6 are full songs in their individual capacity. All these songs are composed by music director Ghulam Mohammed. The remaining three songs, composed by Naushad Sb, are actually thumris that appear in the film as background songs. And they do not appear fully. The problem we face is that actually in the film there are many more of these background thumris. On the blog Nahm ji has already posted one such unlisted thumri – “Dekh To Dil Ke Jaan Se Uthhta Hai“. Checking on the internet, there are articles available that list many thumris, all of which are partially played in the film, in background. A good article is “The Lost Thumris of Paakeezah“.

There is another interesting aspect to this film. It is now known that actually, many more songs were recorded than are present in the film. In fact, the erstwhile HMV company has also released another LP titled ‘Paakeezah Rang Barang’ in 1977, which contains 9 additional songs, all composed by Ghulam Mohammed, all recorded for the film, and later were not included in the film. It has many interesting tracks including the female solo version of the song “Chalo Dildar Chalo” in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar. None of these have as yet made their appearance on the blog.

If we consider all the above, then the total songs that were recorded for ‘Paakezah’ is more than 20. It is going to be a very interesting follow up on how to handle this film, moving forward. Decidedly, this film has not yet been Yippeee’s in the true sense.

Also on 24th May 2011, the film ‘Aakhiri Sajda’ made its debut. This is technically the last film for which music director Sajjad Husain has composed the music. The five songs of this film were posted in quick succession between 24th May and 9th June. In just about two weeks, this film got Yippeee’d. I need to check whether this is a record of some sort.

25th May 2011 is an interesting day in blog history. On this day, four films were featured. Three of these films made their debut and one film got Yippeee’d. The first film listed on this day is ‘Kaarwaan e Hayaat’ (1935), which is followed by three films of actor director V Shantaram viz.’Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ (1948), ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957), and ‘Geet Gaya Patharon Ne’ (1964). Of these, ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ was Yippeee’d that day, and the other three made their debut.  For the three films pending, all songs are available. And possibly for ‘Kaarwaan e Hayaat’ we may have more than the 10 songs listed in GK, after the film itself has been discovered and made available in public domain.

After a dot day on 26th May 2011, 5 songs are posted on 27th May. Of the five films that are featured that day, ‘Pagle’ (1950) made its debut. Further, we have an interesting situation for two films – ‘Bhakt Surdas’ (1942) and ‘Narsinh Avtar’ (1949). Both have one song each that is not traceable, at least not yet. In fact, the film ‘Bhakt Surdas’ can already be declared conditionally Yippeee’d – all available songs (14 out of the listed 15) are now posted on the blog. There have been rumors abound for some years now that copy of this film has surfaced, and it might be available with a collector in Canada. This info has not been confirmed so far, and the film itself has not yet surfaced in public domain.

An interesting side note for the 1951 film ‘Afsaana’, already Yippeee’d. Three films by this title were released – in 1938, 1951 and 1966. The 1938 film ‘Madhur Milan’ has an alternate title ‘Afsaana’. No songs of this film are listed as available. The interesting thing is that there is one more film by the same title, that is listed in Geet Kosh, in the unreleased films category. It has a whopping 12 songs listed as recorded, and all are available in public domain. This film has not yet made debut on our blog.

Then we come to 28th May 2011. Three songs are posted. The film ‘Laila Majnu’ of 1953 is already Yippeee’d. The other two films are in the same situation – both films have one song that is untraceable in public domain. By the same yardstick, the 1938 film ‘Street Singer’ may be declared conditionally Yippeee’d – 12 of the 13 songs are already posted.

29th May 2011 is a dot day.

That completed the week’s posts.

A day late, maybe. I am using one pending song from the 1949 film ‘Uddhaar’ for today’s post. The film has a total of 9 songs, of which 4 are posted. Here is the fifth song of this film, in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar. The song is penned by Narendra Sharma and the music is by Vasant Desai. I desist from giving more details about the film and the song here, as the article already has become quite long. Maybe in another later post of one of the songs of this film.

All in all, a very interesting week it has been. We have identified two films that can already qualify for conditional Yippeee status. And have raised a few interesting questions about the film ‘Paakeezah’.

Let us now get going with the song from ‘Udhhaar’. The lyrics for this song have been provided by Prakash ji.

Song – Rangeen Gagan Peeche Chhoota  (Uddhaar) (1949) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Narendra Sharma, MD – Vasant Desai

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

rangeen gagan peechey ae chhoota
rangeen gagan peechhey ae chhoota
anuraag aur armaanon kaa..aaa
rangeen gagan peechhey ae chhoota
o saaqi
raaj hansini kaa..aa
o saaqi
raaj hansini kaa..aa
sukh sapnon se naataa tootaa
rangeen gagan peechhey ae chhoota

beh gaye ashq reh gayee aag
beh gaye ashq reh gayee aag
shabnam se sholay uthey jaag
naahak apne hi haathon se
hamne naseeb apnaa lootaa
anuraag aur armaanon kaa..aaa
rangeen gagan peechhey chhoota

kachchi tehni aur nanhi kali
kachchi tehni aur nanhi kali
gul heen ke haathon gayee..ee chhali
dil naazuk phool ke pyaaley sa
dil naazuk phool ke pyaaley sa
ek thokar lagte hi tootaa
anuraag aur armaanon kaa..aaa
rangeen gagan peechhey ae chhoota
o saaqi
raaj hansini kaa..aa
sukh sapnon se naataa toota
rangeen gagan peechhey chhoota

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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रंगीन गगन पीछे छूटा
रंगीन गगन पीछे छूटा
अनुराग और अरमानों का
रंगीन गगन पीछे छूटा
ओ साक़ी
राज हंसिनी का
ओ साक़ी
राज हंसिनी का
सुख सपनों से नाता टूटा
रंगीन गगन पीछे छूटा

बह गए अश्क़ रह गई आग
बह गए अश्क़ रह गई आग
शबनम से शोले उठे जाग
नाहक अपने ही हाथों से
हमने नसीब अपना लूटा
अनुराग और अरमानों का
रंगीन गगन पीछे छूटा

कच्ची टहनी और नई कली
कच्ची टहनी और नई कली
गुल हीं के हाथों गई छली
दिल नाज़ुक फूल के प्याले सा
दिल नाज़ुक फूल के प्याले सा
एक ठोकर लगते ही टूटा
अनुराग और अरमानों का
रंगीन गगन पीछे छूटा
ओ साक़ी
राज हंसिनी का
सुख सपनों से नाता टूटा
रंगीन गगन पीछे छूटा


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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4452

When Imperial Movietone released India’s  first sound film, ‘Alam Ara’  in  1931, other top film production companies of Hindi films followed suit. Madan Theatre with ‘Shirin Farhad’ (1931), Ranjit Movietone with ‘Dev Devyani’ (1931), Sagar Films with ‘Meri Jaan’ (1931), Prabhat Film Company with ‘Ayodhya Ka Raja’ (1932, in Marathi and Hindi), New Theatre with ‘Mohabbat Ke Aansoo” (1932) were some of the early film production companies to release their first Hindi sound films.

Wadia Brothers were the late entrant to the production of sound films. The reason was that JBH Wadia did not have his own banner when he was making the silent films since 1928. It was only when sound films came into existence, JBH Wadia was joined by his brother Homi Wadia to set up Wadia Movietone in 1933. The banner’s first sound film was ‘Laal-e-Yaman’ (1933) which was directed by JBH Wadia. Wadia Brothers were the populist film-makers who believe in making wholesome entertainment films. They mainly chose the genres of stunts, action, adventure and costume drama films. The first sound film was a money spinner for the banner which enabled them to set up their own studio.

‘Laal-e-Yaman’ (1933) will be remembered for shaping the career of two artists who acted in the film in side roles.  First, Master Feroze Dastoor was introduced in the film as a singer-actor. JBH Wadia was a patron of Hindustani classical music. When he heard 14-year-old Feroze Dastoor singing a Hindustani classical song, he decided to use his voice for the film. In the absence of the playback singing system, he was taken in the film as an actor so that he can sing the songs. Feroze Dastoor sang 7 songs in the classical/semi-classical genre. Later, Pandit Feroze Dastoor became one of the leading Hindustani classical vocalists belonging to Kirana Gharana.

The second actor was Nadia who did a small role in the film as a chorus singer. In a couple of years after the release of ‘Laal-e- Yaman’ (1933), JBH Wadia selected her as lead actress for ‘Huntrerwali’ (1935) which was directed by his brother, Homi Wadia. The film became a runway success in terms of box office collection. Eventually, she became the Wadia Movietone’s top most star and India’s top action actress, popularly known as ‘Fearless Nadia’.

JBH Wadia’s interest in Hindustani classical music motivated him to make short films of about 10 minutes on then upcoming vocalists and musicians for their promotions. During 1933-42, he made many such short films covering  Mallika Pukhraj, Kumar Gandharva, Azim Prem Ragi, Ahmed Jaan Thirkawa (Tabla), Sakhawat Hussain Khan (Sarod) among others. These short films were shown along with Wadia Movietone’s main feature films as an added bonus for the audience. The first two mentioned above are availabe for viewing on video sharing platforms.

JBH Wadia was involved with Indian National Congress during 1930-38. Under the influence of Congress, JBH Wadia promoted the theme of freedom struggle, Hindu-Musilim unity, eradication of caste system, emancipation of women, eradication of illiteracy etc, in his stunt and action films. In 1937, he came into contact of MN Roy (1887-1954), a Marxist revolutionary, who had joined the Indian National Congress in 1936 after his disillusionment with communism. After leaving Congress in 1940, MN Roy started an alternative ideology called ‘Radical Humanism’. JBH Wadia was highly influenced by MN Roy’s intellect and the honesty of the convictions about his ideology. Under his influence, JBH Wadia was leaning towards making socially relevant films. Later in his life, MN Roy became his close friend and philosophical guide.

Sometime in 1941, Wadia Movietone decided to produce a big budget film ‘Raj Nartaki’ (The Court Dancer) (1941) in Hindi, Bangla and English which featured Sadhana Bose and Prithviraj Kapoor in the lead role. The film was directed by Madhu Bose. Unfortunately, the film failed in the box office collections. With this, the differences between Wadia brothers as also between JBH Wadia and the financiers arose leading to the dissolution of partnership in Wadia Movietone. Homi Wadia left Wadia Movietone in 1942 to form his own film production company called Basant Pictures and continue to produce stunt and action films.

The financiers of Wadia Movietone wanted it to continue to make stunts films. JBH Wadia was veering toward social genre of films.  The differences led to financiers withdrawing their support to Wadia Movietone. To raise the finance, JBH Wadia had to sell the studio to V Shantaram who had then set up his own film production company, Rajkamal Kala Mandir in 1942. JBH Wadia started producing social genre of films. Some of his such films were ‘Aankh Ki Sharm’ (1943), ‘Vishwas’ (1943), ‘Mela’ (1948), ‘Magroor’ (1950), ‘Madhosh’ (1951), ‘Duniya Jhukti Hai’ (1960), Saaz Aur Sanam’ (1971) etc.

[Note: Some of the events mentioned in the above paragraphs are based on an article ‘Those Were The Days’ written by JBH Wadia and published in ‘50 Years of Indian Talkies (1931-1981)’ by Indian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1981. The article was reproduced in cinemaazi.com].

I find it interesting coincidence to note that one of the reasons for the downfall of Sagar Movietone was its ambitious and a high budget film ‘Kumkum, the Dancer’ (1940) which failed at the box office. Wadia Movietone’s downfall was also due to its high budget film ‘Raj Nartaki’ (1941) which also failed at the box office. Both the films had a common theme of a dancer played by Sadhana Bose. Both the films was directed by Madhu Bose.

‘Manthan’ (1941) was produced under the banner of Wadia Movietone and was directed by Ramjibhai Arya. The cast included Sardar Mansoor, Radha Rani,  Rajkumari, Dalpat, Boman Shroff, MK Hasan etc. The film belonged to the genre of ‘costume drama’. This film was made at a time when Wadia Movietone was under financial strains due to the money locked in its ambitious high budget film, ‘Raj Nartaki’. Probably, this may be the reason that not  much advertisements of the film during its making as well its release, were noticed.

‘Manthan’ (1941) had 10 songs. All the songs were written by Pandit Faani which were set to music by Baldev Nayak. I am presenting the first song from the film “Jeevan Ki Aashaayen’ to appear on the blog. HFGK mention the name of the singer as Rajkumari. The voice does not sound  that of Rajkumari Dubey. This means that the singer could be Rajkumari Calcuttewaali. I have a seen a photograph of Rajkumari from the film ‘Manthan’ (1941) and she does not look like Rajkumari Dubey. On checking with Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji, who has uploaded the song, he has confirmed that the singer is Rajkumari Calcuttewaali.

With this song, ‘Manthan’ (1941) makes a debut on the Blog.

Song – Jeevan Ki Aashaayen (Manthan) (1941) Singer – Rajkumari Calcuttewaali, Lyrics – Pt Faani, MD – Baldev Nayak
Chorus

Lyrics

jeewan ki aashaayen
ae ae
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen  
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
 
ek nahi
do chaar nahi
kitani hai koi paar? nahi
kitani hai
kitani hai koi paar? nahi
roz roz hoon
roz roz badh jaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
aashaayen
 
aashaaon se khel rahi hai
aashaaon se khel rahi hai
jeewan sukh se mil rahi hoon
jeewan sukh se mil rahi hoon
jeewan mein aashaayen
jeewan mein aashaayen
jeewan mein aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
aashaayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जीवन की आशाएँ
ए ए
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ

एक नहीं
दो चार नहीं
कितनी हैं कोई पार नहीं
कितनी हैं
कितनी हैं कोई पार नहीं
रोज़ रोज़ हाँ
रोज़ रोज़ बढ़ जाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
आशाएँ

आशाओं से खेल रही हूँ
आशाओं से खेल रही हूँ
जीवन सुख से मिल रही हूँ
जीवन सुख से मिल रही हूँ
जीवन में आशाएँ
जीवन में आशाएँ
जीवन में आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
आशाएँ


This article is written by Nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4694 Post No. : 16382

Remembrance Day   —    Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal)

Today is the 23rd remembrance day of Laxmikant S. Kudalkar one half of the music composer duo fondly known as L-P.  They were the sole torch bearers by 1988, of the melodious music of the golden era of HFM.   Though RD Burman was still around, but doing very few films.  L-P it seems never took a breather, till the demise of  Laxmikant on 25.05.1998.  I personally don’t know of any instance where Pyarelal composed a film score alone.

Laxmikant–Pyarelal received won 7 awards and 15 nominations for best music direction in the Filmfare awards.

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director– Won

1965 Dosti
1968 Milan
1970 Jeene Ki Raah
1978 Amar Akbar Anthony
1979 Satyam Shivam Sundaram
1980 Sargam
1981 Karz

They have composed close to 3000 songs out of which 896 are posted.  So the tally is so close to 900 mark.   Today is actually Remembrance Day of Sunil Dutt also.  I could have easily found a song by L-P featuring Sunil Dutt to post, but I was reminded of this wonderful group song from ‘Tezaab’ in a video forward in the family group.

Belgaum city has been put under strict lock down for the extended weekend from Friday to Monday.  The video is maybe shot last year showing empty streets, markets and by-lanes of the city.  It was moving very fast, so I failed to recognise much of the blurred views. This song from ‘Tezaab’ 1988 was playing in the background, so I decided to do this song post.  I have always liked the song for the humming in the background, and night journey in the battered vehicle with a broken wind shield.  Chunky Pandey and his friends are singing this song.  While sad looking Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor are trying to enjoy their antics.  Second stanza is filmed on these two with background singing by Alka Yagnik and Shabbir Kumar.  Nitin Mukesh is giving playback to Chunky Pandey.

Peevesie’s Mom would have liked to post this as Chunky Pandey’s song, I suspect.  But I have it as a night song from ‘Tezaab’ by Nitin Mukesh.  That’s how I remembered it and had thought of including it in the ‘Chaandni Raatien’ series.  But since there is no moon visible here, nor it is mentioned in the song, so desisted.

The other day after reading Madhuri’s birthday post on 15th May, I remembered many songs.  Even started one post for a Madhuri song, but could not complete it.  That one is also a hit L-P score.  But for now, that song will have to wait.

For a five-minute song, this is having only 2 stanza’s.  So, I looked for audio version, thinking that it may have an extra stanza.  But there is no extra stanza in the audio version, which is slightly longer with repetition of mukhda.

So, let’s enjoy this hummable, slow, melodious, pensive, meaningful song, written by Javed Akhtar.

And remember Laxmikant Kudalkar, the musician.

Video

Audio

Song – So Gaya Ye Jahaan, So Gaya Aasmaan (Tezaab) (1988), Singer – Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Lakshmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm

so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gayeen een
hain saari manzilien
o saari manzilein
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)
so gayeen een (hmmmm)
hain saari manzilien (hmmmm)
o saari manzilein (hmmmm)
so gayaa hai rast aa(hmmmm)
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)

raat aayi to wo jin ke ghar thhe
wo ghar ko gaye so gaye
raat aayi to ham jaise
awaara phir nikle
raahon mein aur kho gaye
raat aayi to wo jin ke ghar thhe
wo ghar ko gaye so gaye
raat aayi to ham jaise
awaara phir nikle
raahon mein aur kho gaye
iss gali uss gali
iss nagar uss nagar
jaayen bhi to kahaan
jaana chaahein agar
ho oo so gayeen een (hmmmm)
hain saari manzilien (hmmmm)
o saari manzilein
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan

kuchh meri suno
kuchh apni kaho
ho paas to aise ea
chup na raho o
ham paas bhi hain
aur door bhi hain
azaad bhi hain
majboor bhi hain
kyun pyar ka mausam
beet gayaa
kyun ham se zamaana
jeet gayaa aa
har ghadi mera dil
gham ke ghere mein hai ea
zindagi door tak ab
andhere mein hai
andhere mein hai ea ea
andhere mein hai

ho so gayeen een
hain saari manzilien
o saari manzilein en
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)

hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम

सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गईं॰॰॰
हैं सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)
सो गईं॰॰॰ (हम्ममम)
हैं सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
ओ सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
सो गया है रस्ता (हम्ममम)
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)

रात आई तो वो जिनके घर थे
वो घर को गए सो गए
रात आई तो हम जैसे
आवारा फिर निकले
राहों में और खो गए
इस गली उस गली
इस नगर उस नगर
जाएँ भी कहाँ
जाना चाहें अगर
हो ओ सो गईं॰॰॰ (हम्ममम)
हैं सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
ओ सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान

कुछ मेरी सुनो
कुछ अपनी कहो
हो पास तो ऐसे॰॰॰
चुप न रहो
हम पास भी हैं
और दूर भी हैं
आज़ाद भी हैं
मजबूर भी हैं
क्यूँ प्यार का मौसम
बीत गया
क्यूँ हमसे ज़माना
जीत गया
हर घड़ी मेरा दिल’
ग़म के घेरे में है
ज़िंदगी दूर तक अब
अंधेरे में है
अंधेरे में है॰॰॰
अंधेरे में है

हो सो गईं॰॰॰
हैं सारी मंज़िलें
ओ सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)

हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम


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

This is the 1400th post by Sudhir.

Blog Day :

4693 Post No. : 16378

 

The Many Colors of Love #31 – Love Divine
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And so wrote the scribe

खाक को बुत, और बुत को देवता करता है
इन्तहा ये है के बंदे को खुदा करता है इश्क़

Khaak Ko But, Aur But Ko Devta Karta Hai
Inteha Ye Hai Ke Bande Ko Khuda Karta Hai Ishq

Such a profound statement with a hugely significant implication – words are written by Sahir. Whether you read them in the flow of the entire set of lyrics, or just these two phrases, the import of these words cannot be diminished. And a more grand effect is achieved in rendition. Roshan Sb has put this to a melody that one cannot pulls oneself away from the flow, as line after line is being rendered by Rafi Sb. And finally, the effect of the rendition itself, as the continuous flow of singing gains momentum, the crescendo is rising, and Rafi Sb takes these two line progressively higher from octave to octave – to the most important message in this entire qawwali – “बंदे को खुदा करता है इश्क़ ” – “That Love Elevates Man to the Degrees of God”. This phrase is the ultimate climax – in all aspects – the rising crescendo of the music, the heightening pitch of the singer’s voice, the increasingly fervent clapping of the accompaniment singers, and the magnificent declaration about Love and God – all converging on the heights wherefrom one cannot go any further. For the message delivered is the ultimate statement to be made in this creation, in this existence – that Love Elevates.

All faiths, all beliefs, all creeds – have one thing in common. They all acknowledge something superior, a higher power that be – because none can otherwise explain the existence of these universes and the presence of the self on this planet. It is Voltaire who has said – “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him”. Yes, there is so much that we do not understand and so much that cannot be explained by the intellect, that finally even the non-believers cannot extract themselves out of the argument to explain existence.

Where is the story of creation? Every creed has its own, and in every such story there is a higher power that be, which is acknowledged as the authority responsible. The Humans being a visibly cognizant entity (चेतन) in this creation which is so manifestly non-cognizant (जड़) – this question indeed arises in the curious awareness of the self – why am I here? And the answer given by every system of belief is a variation of – “Man Must Return to His Maker”.
I remember another famous qawwali –

रस्ते अलग अलग हैं ठिकाना तो एक है
मंज़िल हरेक शख्स को पाना तो एक है

Raste Alag Alag Hain Thikaana To Ek Hai
Manzil Har Ek Shakhs Ko Paana To Ek Hai

“That paths may be many, yet the destination is the same.”
“And to the Divine must we return”

Theological systems have a life and existence of their own. Most people will follow one or the other that already exists. Once in a while, in a millennium, will come a person or a thought that will bring forth a new theology. Over the ages and across the history of mankind, one after another, newer and different belief systems have appeared, and each has its own existence, its own history, its thoughts, teachers and following.

And then, there is love. No, not as simply as it is just said. An emotional enigma, an anonymous obscurity, supposedly an inscrutable element that forms a significant constituent of what this larger conundrum of ‘creation’ is. An element yes, the basic, most primeval foundational piece. Tagore, in all his wisdom, was moved to write thus – “Love is an enduring mystery because it has nothing else to explain it“.

We can write and express it in a multitude ways, and indeed that has been done across the history. And yet, it remains universally undefined, and there always is yet another expression that attempts to. Through the history of mankind, this attempt has been made many millions of times. And as many millions of times poets, philosophers, lovers, thinkers, believers, and yes, the disbelievers too, have talked about it. And yet, in every age, in every culture, in every generation, every individual mind still continues to ask this question. The same minds continue to discover new definitions and new flavors. Adam and Eve wondered about it, as they looked upon the tree of the forbidden fruit. Brahma, the creator of the universe, was so enamored by his own creation of the feminine form, that he forsook his lotus seat as the creator God, and ran after Her. Lord Shiva was so captivated with the Mohini incarnation of Lord Vishnu, that he too left his abode in Kailash, and in pursuit of that vision. The renowned Sufi poet, Rumi thus wrote “Love is the astrolabe of God’s mysteries”.

Some say God is Love. Some others say Love is the link from Man to God. Yet others say Man who has realized Love, has realized God. Philosophers have written that Love is the basis of this Creation. Others have surmised that Love is the sustenance of this Creation. Another thought is that Love is the path to God. Such a multitude of concepts, ideologies and aesthetics thinkers have thought about and postulated. Some others say Love is an axiom. In the process of philosophical or logical differentiation, an axiom is a self evident truth that stands by itself. It cannot be further simplified or partitioned, or be established from more basic and elemental concepts. An axiom always just is. I recall the cover page of one of the most popular worldwide English editions of the Bible. The cover page simply says “The Greatest Is Love”. No other words, not even the word ‘Bible’ is printed on the cover page. It simply says “The Greatest Is Love“, and that’s it.

This is surely an axiom. A summary outcome of years and aeons of distillation of the human thought that has examined the emotions and expressions to bare bones, and then from the remnants of all that is stirred in the crucibles of the collective human psyche comes this extraction so short, so sweet and so sublime. And from this emerge some very stunning implications, the most significant of them being that Love is greater than God. And suddenly one has to pause, pull the brakes on this whirling carousel of thoughts and expressions and stare in wonder and amazement at this startling conclusion – “The Greatest Is Love, Even Greater Than God Himself”.

There is this play of Love that permeates every thought, every event, every concept, and everything that populates this universe at the physical as well as the non physical and the metaphysical levels of existence. The cycles of existence of the universe – the cause, the sustenance and the eventual assimilation – each one of these is an act of love. The cause of creation occurs when the alone Supreme Soul has a desire to share. That sharing is an expression of Love. The sustenance of the universe is the desire to maintain and keep well the creation – once again it is an act of Love. And the eventual assimilation – no, not the destruction, but more a dissolution of this game of universe, and the assimilation of all the souls back into the primal super soul. Once again, an act of love – an embrace that outweighs any level of proximity – the ultimate sharing of love. The ultimate conversation of love is the tête-à-tête of the souls – as they say, Soulmates. In our bhakti discourses, it is the ‘आत्म निवेदनम्’ (‘atma nivedanam’), the ultimate propinquity of love, the highest stage of meeting of the souls.

Love and God – the ultimate triumphs of realization in this mystery of existence, the magnum opus of individual endeavor and accomplishments. After propounding all the values of human existence, and teaching about all the good and bad in life, every faith, every religion finally talks about Love, about Love and God, about Love Divine, about the Divinity of Love.

This Divine Love is expressed and manifest in countless episodes that are scattered across the length and breadth of the scriptures of our Sanatan Dharm. In the Varaha Avatar – manifestation of Vishnu in the form of a tusked Boar, Vishnu battles with Hiranyaksh and vanquishes him. Then he dives into the waters of the Cosmic Ocean, into which Hiranyaksh had hidden Bhoodevi (Goddess Earth). He picks Her up on his tusks, and brings her out of the waters of the netherworld. In this episode there are brief shlokas wherein Vishnu in the form of Varaha tells Bhoodevi – “My Dear, it has been such a long time that you have cuddled as such in my arms, and I have carried you”.

During the episode of Sagar Manthan, Goddess Lakshmi appears as one of the outcomes of the churning of the Cosmic Ocean. There is an argument as to who would she belong to. Short of a battle, good sense prevails and all agree that Lakshmi should herself select her consort. And Lakshmi puts the flower garland on Vishnu.

In this same episode, Vishnu also appears as Mohini, the incarnation as a beautiful woman. And Shiva who is also present, is so enamored by Her beauty that He immediately has a charming attraction for Her and pursues Her. This affiliation recurs many more times as different episodes are narrated in different books.

When Vishnu appears in the avatar of Narsimhadev, and vanquishes Hiranyakashipu, His demeanor is so frightful, and He is so angry even as the inanimate body of Hiranyakashipu is lying in his lap, that none of the Gods and Sages present have the courage to approach Him. Not even Sage Narad who has the liberty to approach Vishnu whenever and wherever. Not even Goddess Lakshmi, His wife. Then Brahma and Narad request the child Prahlad to approach Narsimhadev. With his childlike innocence, Prahlad presents himself to the infuriated and ferocious half lion manifestation. And lo, in a moment, the anger of Narsimhadev evaporates and is immediately replaced by effusive love for his Bhakt.

Episodes and encounters of love are numerously present in the narration of Vishnu’s avatars as Ram and Krishna. The beauty of Ram is so divine that numerous Sages and village belles express their desire to serve Him as His wife. He declines, for in this avatar as Ram, He has a vow to be the husband of just one, and that is Seeta. But then He gives a boon to all such seekers that in his future incarnation as Krishna, He would accept their desires and betroth them. Therein lies the reason behind the Sixteen Thousand One Hundred and Eight wives of Krishna, as well as the occurrence of the phenomenal and Divine Raas Leela.

In the pageantry of the Sanatan Dharm theology, two entities are identified as beyond creation. They are Shiva and Vishnu. These are the only two for whom no stories of origin can be found, no details of parentage have ever been documented. In every episode, in every tale, the description of their physical appearance is always the same. There is no ageing across time. There is no dissolution at the time of Pralaya or Maha Pralaya. On the occasion of Maha Pralaya even Brahma completes his existence of 100 years (Brahma years, vastly different from the concept of earth years) and dissolves back, awaiting the next cycle of creation.

Vishnu and Shiva exist beyond the time and space, beyond the nothing and anything of this created universe. Their abodes are beyond time and they remain even when everything else disappears at the end of creation. It is nearly impossible for the human mind to even imagine what would be beyond the infinity of time and space as we comprehend it. In a manner of speaking, They represent the two basic forces, the two fundamental concepts that are the source of everything of any kind of nature that is, was, or will be, but They Themselves are apart from this creation. It is interesting to note that this concept of two basic forces pervades many other civilizations and many other theologies. The philosophies of further east have this representation as Yin and Yang, the two fundamental forces that are the basis of all creation. The Buddhist philosophy has the concept of Purush and Prakriti, and that everything else exists or is created through the interactions of these two. Even the scientists pursuing research on the theories of Modern Physics are making efforts towards what they call as the Grand Unified Theory of Physics, in which they propose that there exist only two basic forces in this physical universe and everything else in this visible measurable universe can be computed and extracted from the interplay of the equations of these two basic forces.

The scriptures of Sanatan Dharm abound with narrations of many flavors which describe the interplay between these two fundamental identities, and everything else that comes from them. There are narrations where Parvati, the Consort of Lord Shiva is represented as an incarnation of Vishnu. Then we have other narration where Radha ji is represented as an incarnation of Shiva.

The Ardhnaarishvar manifestation of Shiva, in which the left side of His being transforms into the female form, and He is blessed with being male and female form together in one presence. As per the narrations, Shiva got so smitten with the beauty of Mohini swaroop of Vishnu, that he continuously meditated on that beautiful form. As a result He earned the boon from Vishnu that Mohini would co-exist in the same physical body with Him. That is how the Ardhnaarishvar manifestation of Shiva came about.

Narrations abound in our scriptures of the purity of relationships of Love between Radha and Krishna, between Seeta and Ram, between Parvati and Shiva. However, in the most basic terms, it is all the interplay of the two basic forces of Vishnu and Shiva. And now I will touch upon one more aspect of Divine Love – the Love of Gopis of Vrindavan for the Child Krishna.

I have mentioned little earlier in this article, about the rationale behind the episode of Raas Lila during the appearance of Krishna on this earth, about the boon many learned Sages and women folk of villages received from Ram, when they approached Him with their desires to serve Him as His wives. Close to the end of Dwaapar Yug, when Krishna appeared on this land, these blessed souls all incarnated in Brij as Gopis, the milkmaids. The propensity of their earlier attraction to Ram, transformed in this life into an attachment of devotion to Child Krishna.

There are numerous narrations from many scriptures about the pastimes of Krishna in Gokul, Nandgaon and Vrindavan. Many of these episodes, including the Divine Raas Leela, are played out as interactions between Gopis and Child Krishna. The tales are endless. About Gopis craving for a view of Krishna, His pranks to trouble them as they go about their daily chores, about stealing butter and curd from their homes, about breaking the earthen pots (matkis) containing milk and butter, about the Gopis making Krishna dance just for getting some buttermilk and curd from them, even getting His face embellished with bits of cow dung to get more butter from them, and many many more.

There is a very interesting thread that weaves through all these episodes and pastimes, all the way up to the Raas Leela. And that thread is the flute that Krishna always carries with him, no matter what. This flute, made from a small stick of bamboo, is inseparable from Krishna. It is his eternal partner during the manifestation of all his pastimes while in Brij.

Krishna’s flute playing is remarkably Divine. At will, He can call for all the cows, or all the peacocks, or all the monkeys, or all his playmates and friends. And yes, when He plays the flute for that purpose, it is also to call all the Gopis. The ones so beckoned, are mesmerized by the music of the flute and as if a piece of iron is pulled by a magnet, so will the called ones respond to the call of the flute and in a trance just come to Him.

Gopis are attracted by His flute playing. Their attachment and their affectionate loyalty to Child Krishna is such that they would immediately give up whatever it is that they are doing, answer this call of devotion and converge wherever Krishna is. But when the music is over and the spell dissipates, they are also upset and annoyed that He has such power over them, that He will call them over whenever. There are small episodes of narration of such quarrels between Gopis and Krishna, and also complaints by Gopis to Yashoda.

Taking this narration further, we are also told that the Gopis are also cross with the flute itself. Just a small piece of bamboo and it has such a mesmerizing power over them. They even complain to the flute itself. Sometimes they slyly steal the flute and hide it. Then the little Kanhaiya is distraught, and he pleads with the Gopis to return it. There are some very beautiful bhajans and descriptions that depict this back and forth exchange between Kanha and the Gopis. And then, another step, the Gopis will go to Nand Baba’s home and lodge complaints with Yashoda. This exchange to is covered in many bhajans and episodes that are cute and heartening.

So what or Who is this flute? Some readers may know. Yes, as per narration given in some scriptures, this flute is none other than an incarnation of Shiva Himself. All I can say is that these matters are of the Divine, and are beyond our logic and comprehension. They need to be read and heard in wonder, and then to savor the multitude of sentimental flavors that are enmeshed in all this Grand Design. The more that we think and say about it, the more there remains to be thought and said about it.

The bhajan being introduced today is bringing up yet another flavor of the scores of sentiments that make up this wondrous pageantry. Gopis are even envious of the flute. And they begrudge it, that it always remains close to Kanha, and He so lovingly takes care of it, and He carries it everywhere with Him, even when He is asleep, it is with Him, and then He touches it by His lips, and creates the magic that disturbs their peace and comfort. After all the jealous complaints, they eventually end up praising the fortune of the flute. And they ask of it in wonder – Oh so what all penance and self-flagellation has it gone through, to be rewarded such a position of eminence, with the One that they all adore and covet.  And the words are

ए री बांस की बांसुरिया, तूने कौन कौन तप किन्हो री

Ae Ri Baans Ki Baansuria, Tu Ne Kaun Kaun Tap Kino Ri

Translations

bansi
bansi naam hai, kaahu dhareo sareer
taan taan ki dor su, khinchat hai mann mein

ari kshama kar muraliyaa, padi hain tere paayen
aur sukhi sun hot hain, maha dukhi hum hain

O Eminent Flute
Your name is ‘bansi
O why did you have to exist
With the power of the tones that emanate from you
The insides of our heart are pulled and wrenched

O please, please forgive us,
We fall at your feet in reverence
Others who may listen, may get pleasure from this music
But us. . . ?
Your sound makes us so unhappy and disturbed

 

tu hai brij ki muraliyaa
hum hain brij ki naar
teen lok mein gaayi’e
bansi aur brij naar

O Eminent Flute of Brij
You are the One who is so dear to Him
And we are the simple milkmaids of Brij
May these stories be sung in the three worlds
The tales of the flute and the milkmaids

There is a small personal incident associated with this bhajan that I would like to share. A senior patriarch (not in this world now) in the extended family was a very spiritual and learned person and I have had the good fortune of sitting and listening from him one on one, many times. Once I took this bhajan with me to play it for him. He had never heard this one before. As the play reached the second stanza and the words came “bansi aur brij naar “, he uttered the words “Jai Ho” three times, and I looked at him and his eyes were streaming. A little later I asked him about it, and he replied – “Bansi Aur Brij Naar – there is nothing higher than this in Krishna Bhakti”.

This is a non film bhajan that was recorded way back in 1961. That is all the information that I have been able to gather. No names are listed for the songwriter and the composer of this bhajan. The 78 rpm record is Columbia label GE 39008.

I have heard this song from the days of radio listening while still at school. But now this bhajan seems to have been forgotten by the radio waves. I tried searching for this on line and was really amazed to locate pages where netizens are waiting for this song to be located and uploaded.

A very rare song now, uploaded today. Listen to this baritone sound of CH Atma’s voice from sixty years ago.

[Author’s Note: This series – ‘The Many Colors of Love’ got initiated 20th May, 2013, eight years and 4 days ago. It continued on through 2013, 14 and 15, and 29 episodes were published, the 29th coming online on 9th March, 2015. And then there was complete silence on this topic. Six years – that is too long a gap by any standards. There was a rare blip in 2019 when the 30th episode of this series got published on 20th March, 2019. However, that post, although very much within the theme of this series, came about more towards getting the songs of film ‘Bobby’ completed and getting that film Yippeee’d. And then again, another long silence.

Readers and friends have probably come to the conclusion that the series was more or less complete. But the truth is far from that. In the sequence in which I had laid out the ‘Colors of Love’, after having done the 29th episode, the next topic I come to on the list is ‘Love Divine’. Telling you all the truth, it is this topic that tied up my grey cells in a bind and dried up the juices of creativity. Whenever I used to think to start writing this episode, my mind would just sputter and stop working, not knowing where to make a start. The article that you are reading today is probably the 4th revamped and revised version that I have attempted over the years. And another truth from the heart, I am still not fully satisfied with what I have written. There are many branch avenues that I wanted to explore and write about, but all are not coming together at once. And of course, the length of the article itself has become somewhat daunting.

The series still has three or four more songs to go, more like closing remarks on the ‘Colors of Love’. But yes, this post is the one that has taken the most energy. In a way I am glad that I am finally ahead of this milestone. But as I said before, getting this version of this episode completed still leaves me with a discontentment – that there is more to it. Well, maybe some other posts and other songs that may help fill the gaps within my mind, in the days to come.

So yes, we move forward, and hopefully conclude soon the list of flavors that I had originally planned.]

 

Song – Ae Ri Baans Ki Baansuriya (NFS – CH Atma) (1961) Singer – CH Atma, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – [Unattributed]

Lyrics

ae ri baans ki bansuriyaa

ae ri baans ki bansuriyaa
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri
ae ri baans ki bansuriyaa
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri

bansi
bansi naam hai
kaahu dhareo sareer
taan taan ki dor su
khinchat hai mann mein
ari kshama kar muraliyaa
padi hain tere paayen
aur sukhi sun hot hain
maha dukhi hum hain
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri

ae ri baans ki bansuriyaa

tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri

tu hai brij ki muraliyaa
hum hain brij ki naar
teen lok mein gaayi’e
bansi aur brij naar
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri

ae ri baans ki bansuriyaa

tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri
tu ne kaun kaun tap kino ri

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ए री बांस की बांसुरिया

ए री बांस की बांसुरिया
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री
अए री बांस की बांसुरिया
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री

बंसी
बंसी नाम है
काहू धरेयो सरीर
तान तान की डोर सूं
खींचत है मन में
अरी क्षमा कर मुरलिया
पड़ी हैं तेरे पाएँ
और सुखी सुन होत हैं
महा दुखी हम हा॰॰एं
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री

ए री बांस की बांसुरिया
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री

तू है ब्रिज की मुरलिया
हम हैं ब्रिज की नार
तीन लोक में गाइए
बंसी और ब्रिज नार
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री

ए री बांस की बांसुरिया
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री
तूने कौन कौन तप किनो री


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