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

Blog Day : 3595 Post No. : 14348

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy this lovely song.

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

kaho bhi na. . .

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

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

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

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

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

Blog Day : 3595 Post No. : 14347

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Blog Day : 3592 Post No. : 14344

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Blog Day : 3588 Post No. : 14341

झर गए पात
बिसर गई टहनी॰ ॰ ॰

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

Blog Day : 3587 Post No. : 14340

Missing Films of 1960s – 70
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Almost like a déjà-vu happening today.

The year is 1968, one more than the previous episode – we had the film ‘Jungle Ki Hoor’ from `1967 yesterday. Today, the film is ‘Lutera Aur Jaadugar’. The word ‘Jaam’ appears in the song title. And the word ‘tauba-aashiqan’ appears in the body of the song. Other similarities – well they go without saying.  A perfect gem of a song from an unknown film, composed by an equally obscure and unfamiliar music director – Suresh Kumar.

Suresh Kumar – a name that is not easily remembered as a music director. But on checking the Geet Kosh, we find that his outings in the field, in terms of films and songs is not trivial. We are talking here about a career that starts around early 1950s and continues well into the 1980s. Till 1980, the data available in GK, he as about sixty songs from 10 films to his credit as an independent solo music director. And then we also find out that he paired up with another music director M Talwar, and the two composed music under the duo name of Suresh-Talwar. As a duo there are another 80 odd songs from another additional 12 films. That certainly is not an ignorable size of body of work.

The film comes from the banner of Zubi Films, Bombay and is directed by D Raman. The cast of actors is listed as – Azaad, Nishi, Jagdeep, Tabassum, Mohan Choti, Rajan Haksar, Sherry, Meenakshi, Heera Sawant, Ram Raseela, Noorjahan, Zeb Sultan, Bibi Bai, Ghulam Sabir, Jilani, Gopu, Luckyram, Prince Arjun, Nadir, Rajrani, and Praveen Bano. Reading this list, it is clear that this is a B/C grade stunt cum fantasy film.

Seven songs are listed for this film. Two songwriters – Yogesh and Anjaan. This song is from the pen of Yogesh. The song is apparently a twin dance song. The singing voices are of Krishna Kalle and Usha Khanna. Ah yes, the MD appearing as a singer for another MD. Plus another claim to rarity – a very rare combination of singing voices.

Listening to the song, the image comes to mind of two dancers on screen, dancing in a king’s court or in a pub. And possibly one of the on screen dancers may be Nishi herself. A typical ‘maikhaana’ song, done really well, I am sure you will enjoy this discovery.

Song – Jaam Bhar Bhar Ke Pila De Mere Saaqiya  (Lutera Aur Jaadugar) (1968) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Usha Khanna, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Suresh Kumar
Both

Lyrics

jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya

berukhi se tumhari sitamgar
hamen kab tak shikaayat rahegi
dekh le le duaaen hamaari
teri mehfil salaamat rahegi
teri mehfil salaamat rahegi
oo oo oo oo
yun bula ke na dagaa de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya

haaye tauba-aashiqan baankpan ye
hum hain qurbaan teri adaa pe
jaam kab se hamaara hai khaali
bhar de bhar de zaraa muskuraa ke
bhar de bhar de zaraa muskuraa ke
oo oo oo oo
thodi aankhon ki mila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया

बेरुखी से तुम्हारी सितमगर
हमें कब तक शिकायत रहेगी
देख ले ले दुआएं हमारी
तेरी महफिल सलामत रहेगी
तेरी महफिल सलामत रहेगी
ओ ओ ओ ओ
यूं बुला के न दग़ा दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया

हाए तौबा-आशिकन बांकपन ये
हम हैं क़ुर्बान तेरी अदा पे
जाम कब से हमारा है खाली
भर दे भर दे ज़रा मुस्कुरा के
भर दे भर दे ज़रा मुस्कुरा के
ओ ओ ओ ओ
थोड़ी आँखों की मिला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया॰ ॰ ॰


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

Blog Day : 3586 Post No. : 14339

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Blog Day : 3586 Post No. : 14338

Missing Films of 1960s – 69
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This is a tried and tested mechanics. Whenever I have tried it, it has always worked like a charm. Maybe one should work on deriving some axiomatic theorem from this experience.

Dig out a film no one has heard about, even yourself. Try and locate some songs of this film. One or more artists associated with the song should be totally unfamiliar and less known. Check out the songs. You will find a song or songs which are so wonderfully attractive, that the mind is dumbfounded – where have these gems been buried, and that so for decades. Just does not settle into some sensible logic.

The year is 1967, not too far faded back in memory. The film is ‘Jungle Ki Hoor’ – an absolute unknown entity. I mean, now living in the age of Geet Kosh, we do see the listings, and know – OK, there is a film of that year with this name. But nothing more than that. And the situation does not change much, since no additional information can be sought out for films of such temper.

But then, you lay hands on some songs of this film. As I have been able to locate and acquire – a couple of songs of this film. Apparently just one record of this film has been traced so far in public domain. I know this film is listed in the homework list of missing films of 1960s. So I pull out the songs, listen to them, and am bowled over.

The song presented today is written by Sajan Bihari – a totally unfamiliar name. As I checked the Geet Kosh, I find this name appear only in one more film – ‘Bahut Door’ – an unreleased film from 1940s. Incidentally, the music director for both these films is BN Bali (aka Baldev Nath Bali). So sometimes in the 1940s, these two artists came together and created some songs. And then after almost two decades, they reunite for another film in 1967. As far as BN Bali is concerned, we encounter his name in some more listings, but Sajan Bihari – that’s it.

The film is a costume drama produced under the banner of NJ Productions, Bomby and is directed by SM Sheikh. The cast of actors includes Azaad, Indira, Khurshid, Tuntun, Habeeb, Maqbool, Nazeer Kashmiri, Fazal Khan, V Kishore, B Rupa, Noorjahan, Anand (Mamaji), Indian Charlie, Waliul Khan and Sheikh himself. Geet Kosh lists six songs for this film, with two songwriters identified – Madan and Sajan Bihari. Madan is not so much of an unknown entity now. Very active in the decade of 1960s and 1970s, he has almost a hundred songs to his credit listed in the Geet Kosh. And we have seven of his songs already showcased on our blog.

Sajan Bihari, on the other hand, is a mystery. Only three songs listed in the entire Geet Kosh, and the first one to find its place on our blog. I would request the more knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this lyricist. And about this film also, if possible.

The singing voice is Krishna Kalle. A very beautifully rendered song, I am sure you will love it on first hear, as I did. Enjoy.

Song – Aaj Khushi Ka Jaam Le  (Jungle Ki Hoor) (1967) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Sajan Bihari, MD – BN Bali

Lyrics

laaaaaa
laa laa laa laa la la laa
laa laa laa laa la la laa
laa la la la
aaa haa haa haaaa haaa haaaaa

aaj khushi ka jaam le
pyaar ka daaman thaam le
teri nigaahen
dhokha naa khaayen
jazbaaye dil se kaam le

aaj khushi ka jaam le
pyaar ka daaman thaam le
teri nigaahen
dhokha naa khaayen
jazbaaye dil se kaam le
aaj khushi ka jaam le

husn ka jaadu
tauba-aashiqan hai
pyaase dilon ka
aaj milan hai
husn ka jaadu
tauba shikan hai
pyaase dilon ka
aaj milan hai
sab haseen
sab jawaan
sab haseen
sab jawaan
tub bhi kisi ka pyaam le
pyaar ka daaman thaam le
teri nigaahen
dhokha naa khaayen
jazbaaye dil se kaam le
aaj khushi ka jaam le

bikhre na meri
zulfon ka saagar
phaile na mere
nainon ka kaajal
bikhre na meri
zulfon ka saagar
phaile na mere
nainon ka kaajal
dekho sanam
behke kadam
dekho sanam
behke kadam
aa ke mujhe zara thaam le
pyaar ka daaman thaam le
teri nigaahen
dhokha naa khaayen
jazbaaye dil se kaam le
aaj khushi ka jaam le
pyaar ka daaman thaam le
teri nigaahen
dhokha naa khaayen
jazbaaye dil se kaam le
aaj khushi ka jaam le

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ला॰॰आ॰॰॰
ला ला ला ला ल ल ला
ला ला ला ला ल ला
ला ल ल ल
आ हा हा हाss हाs हाsss

आज खुशी का जाम ले
प्यार का दामन थाम ले
तेरी निगाहें
धोखा ना खाएं
जज़्बए दिल से काम ले

आज खुशी का जाम ले
प्यार का दामन थाम ले
तेरी निगाहें
धोखा ना खाएं
जज़्बए दिल से काम ले
आज खुशी का जाम ले

हुस्न का जादू
तौबा-आशिक़न है
प्यासे दिलों का
आज मिलन है
हुस्न का जादू
तौबा-आशिक़न है
प्यासे दिलों का
आज मिलन है
सब हसीं
सब जवां
सब हसीं
सब जवां
तू भी किसी का पयाम ले
प्यार का दामन थाम ले
तेरी निगाहें
धोखा ना खाएं
जज़्बए दिल से काम ले
आज खुशी का जाम ले

बिखरे ना मेरी
ज़ुल्फों का जादू
फैले ना मेरे
नैनों का काजल
बिखरे ना मेरी
ज़ुल्फों का जादू
फैले ना मेरे
नैनों का काजल
देखो सनम
बहके कदम
देखो सनम
बहके कदम
आके ज़रा मुझे थाम ले
प्यार का दामन थाम ले
तेरी निगाहें
धोखा ना खाएं
जज़्बए दिल से काम ले
आज खुशी का जाम ले
प्यार का दामन थाम ले
तेरी निगाहें
धोखा ना खाएं
जज़्बए दिल से काम ले
आज खुशी का जाम ले


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

Blog Day : 3584 Post No. : 14336

Missing Films of 1960s – 68
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Fifteen days and thirty one posts later – that is the amount of days and posts that I missed keeping up with on the blog, with dear Atul ji keeping up with the pace all alone. I have a lot of excuses to give, but no reasons that may be convincing. Just flowing along with certain compulsions and different priorities. But I had to get back in action today. After getting a word from Atul ji about his traveling plans, just to hold on and not allow any more dot days to go by might just be a good accomplishment. So, I am back again, and hopefully should be holding fort for now.

Back to visiting the 1960s decade once again. Today’s debut film is ‘Daanveer Karn’ from 1965. A very obscure and rare film, that I came to hear about only when the list of missing films from 1960s was prepared by Khyati Ben. I could not locate practically any information other than what is given in the Geet Kosh. However, on browsing through the YouTube, I come across an interesting thing. One can see some links for a film by this name, and a couple of songs also. But this film, although carrying the same name, is a dubbed film from Tamil, starring Shivaji Ganeshan and Savitri. However, when I played the songs, they are not what is listed in the Geet Kosh for this film. So apparently this could be a coincidence that two films by the same name appeared in 1965, one of them being a dubbed version of a Tamil original by the same name.

But then there is more surprise in store – as I checked the details of the film in Geet Kosh, I find some details matching. In that, the production company is from Madras (Padmini Pictures) and the lead artists are Shivaji Ganeshan and Savitri. Could then this be the same film, which gets listed in Geet Kosh? Possibly. Just that the two songs available on YouTube from this film, are not listed in the Geet Kosh. So a mystery that needs to be researched. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this film and its music.

The film is directed by K Panthalu. The songs are credited to Prem Dhawan and the music is by K Balkrishan. As for the music director, I do not find any other film that has been done by him, in Hindi cinema at least. His work is confined to the South Indian cinema. The cast of actors as per Geet Kosh is given as Shivaji Ganeshan, NT Ramarao, Savitri, Devika, MV Rajamma, Sandhya, Rukmani, G Shakuntala, SA Ashokan, Mutthuraman, Jawar Sitaraman, Mutthaiya, K Natrajan, and BS Raghvan etc.

Today’s debut song from this film is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. This is a song of love, in which the lady is complaining about the indifferent attitude of her beau, who does not seem to pay any attention to her. A somewhat breezy composition, this is an unheard gem of Suman Kalyanpur, that I am liking very much now. I am sure you will too. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Kaise Kahoon Ri, Keh To Sakhi Ri  (Daanveer Karn) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – K Balkrishan

Lyrics

kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
tan kyon doley
mann kyon kaanpe
jaane na aaj kahaan koi
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

dil mein hai armaan
kitne hi toofaan. . .
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
dil mein hai armaan
kitne hi toofaan
nahin mo pe daale nazar
haaye piya nadaan
pal chhin birha ke laage mohey baan
bada julmi hai baalam anjaan
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki

kaise ab samjhaaun mann ko
bhool gaye wo mujh birhan ko
jaa ke koi ye keh do un ko
ik ghadi un bin chain na aaye
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
तन क्यों डोले
मन क्यों काँपे
जाने ना आज कहाँ कोई
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

दिल में है अरमान
कितने ही तूफान॰ ॰ ॰
आss आss आss आssss
आsss आssss आsssss आsssss
आss आss आss आss
आsssss आssssss आssss
आsssss आssssss आsssss
दिल में है अरमान
कितने ही तूफान
नहीं मो पे डाले नज़र
हाए पिया नादान
पल छिन बिरह के लागे मोहे बाण
बड़ा जुल्मी है बलमा अंजान
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की

कैसे अब समझाऊँ मन को
भूल गए वो मुझ बिरहन को
जा के कोई ये कह दे उनको
इक घड़ी उन बिन चैन ना आए
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰


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

Blog Day : 3569 Post No. : 14305

Thoda Sa Dil Laga Ke Dekh. . .

Film – ‘Musafirkhana’ from 1955, she plays the role Mary, the love interest of Frankie (Johnny Walker). Mary’s mother fancies another match for her daughter, and Frankie is contemplating suicide on that account. As it often happens in films, Mary breaks out into a song, trying to lift up Frankie’s dying spirits.

1958 – she plays the role of Nargis, the bosom friend of Sheela (Nutan), in this confused and comic scenario of mixed identities and true love – ‘Aakhiri Daao’. Funny to note that Nargis is her real name. And casting credit lists her assumed name. Always life is so interesting.

On to 1960 and ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraayi’. Now she is Sheela, the naughty and playful nurse, who is reprimanded by the head nurse for putting on too much lipstick. Then it is ‘Half Ticket’ in 1962. As Lily, a partner in crime with Raja Babu (Pran) – the scene is simply hilarious, as she tries again and again to pat Vijay’s (Kishore Kumar) bottom – actually his back pocket, searching for an expensive diamond that Raja Babu has hidden there. There is a whole music and dance sequence, with a tape recorder keeping company, as she tries to extract the stolen goods from Vijay, without letting him know.

In 1965, she is Stella, the au pair companion to Rita (Nanda), in the musical romantic drama ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’. 1970, moving into senior roles; the film is ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, and she herself is Rita, the British Indian wife of Sharma (Madan Puri), always with a smoking cigarette in her hand.

Fast forward forty years, to 2012 – she is very much on screen, this time playing the mother in law to Nargis (Daisy Irani) and grandmother of Farhad (Boman Irani) in ‘Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi’.

6th March earlier this year, she passed away in her sleep, just some weeks short of her 89th birthday. A memorable career for more than six decades, with quite over 200 films in her portfolio, and a number of very successful TV serials thrown in for good measure. Nargis Rabadi – she would have been 89 today.

Born this day in 1929, Nargis’ father was a priest in the Parsi temple. She was just 3 years old when her father passed away. Her mother raised her two daughters, working as a cook at the Parsi community festivals. After completing her studies, her elder sister got a job as an office secretary at Johnson & Johnson. So when Nargis completed her studies, she also came to Johnson & Johnson, working in the packaging department.

A close family friend and uncle, Chinuu Mama, was associated with the film industry. One thing led to another, and Nargis was introduced to Sheikh Mukhtar, who at that time was searching for a second lead lady for his film ‘Ustad Pedro’ (1951). At first, he was concerned that Nargis may not be able to handle the Hindi/Urdu dialogue, being a Parsi. But Nargis talked to him and the director Harish, and they were convinced she could do the role. That’s how she got her first break in films.

And with the first break, she also got a new name. The film’s director was concerned that her name might be confused with another rising star of those years – Nargis. And so he suggested her to change her name to Shammi. She did, and the name served her well for the remainder of her life. In later years, she became to be better known as Shammi Aunty.

Stringing through the cameos above, an interesting thing emerges. Her name is Nargis. She changes that to Shammi. In the 1958 film ‘Aakhiri Daao’, her name in credit appears as ‘Shammi’, and her screen name is Nargis. Then in 2012, her screen name is not clearly evident (in ‘Shirin Farhad. . .’), but then her daughter in law (Daisy Irani) has the screen name of Nargis. 🙂

Alongside ‘Ustad Pedro’, Harish was also directing another film at the same time – ‘Malhaar’ (produced by Mukesh, the singer). Impressed by her performance during the shooting of ‘Ustad Pedro’, he cast her as the heroine of ‘Malhaar’ opposite to another new face, Arjun. Although ‘Ustad Pedro’ did good business and was popular, ‘Malhaar’ failed to impress at the box office. The prospects of growing as a leading lady in the industry slowly receded.

But on the other hand, she became very much in demand for second lead female roles. Especially if the role demanded some comic goofiness, Shammi was quite the first name that the producers thought of. With little breaks here and there, she continued her cinematic journey, playing oh so many an endearing roles, leaving behind indelible memories. The wide eyed shocked look on her face as she opens the door to find her grandson (Boman Irani) standing there, as if coming out of a melee – is simply priceless. So many more of such moments flicker through the mind’s eye, as I pull together this piece today.

The song that I present today, however, is on a more somber note, the words expressing the very emotion that the heart wants to convey – “तुम चले॰॰॰ क्यों चले”. The film is ‘Awaara Ladki’ from 1967. This is an Asha Bhosle solo rendition that is picturized on a much younger Shammi. In the clip, we also see Sudesh Kumar – with a very lost look on his face, walking away from her, and then the song begins.

It is a peculiar situation – I am reminded of the one earlier song that I had posted from this film. The emotional mood of the song and the situation of that song is precisely the same – Sudesh Kumar + lost look + walking away, only the lady singing that song is different. It is Sheela Ramani singing “Arre Jaane Waale Nazar To Mila Ja”. Discovery of these two similar songs indicate some sort of a love triangle in the film’s story. Interesting – prompts me to watch this film.

This song is not listed in the Geet Kosh, although the print does indicate that there are more songs than the four listed. Music is by Dhaniram, and the uploader of this video clip, a dear friend Dharmesh from Rohtak, has indicated that the lyrics are from the pen of Kaif Irfani. So I will go by that information for now.

Bidding a good bye to a dear goofy artist, and to the long innings she has played on screen. Rest in peace, Nargis; or maybe I should say, wallow in mirth Shammi Aunty, wherever you are.

Adios and farewell.

 

Song – Tum Chale. . . Kyon Chale  (Awaara Ladki) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kaif Irfani, MD – Dhaniram

 

Lyrics

toot chukka hai
dil pehle bhi
soch to mujh par thukraate zaalim
na loot naseeba banta hai abhi bhi

tum chale. . .  kyon chale
tum chale. . .  kyon chale
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
bhool rahe hain muskaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

dhadkan ke saaz par hook ye kehti
dhadkan ke saaz par hook ye kehti
palak kinaara nadiyaan ansuwan ki behtin
palak kinaara nadiyaan ansuwan ki behtin
shaam e gham hi mera mausam suhaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

shab se shabnam rotey rotey kehti
shab se shabnam rotey rotey kehti
besahaara aaj dekh ek taara
besahaara
sun zara haaye
kehta angaara afsaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

bin ishaare tere maut bhi na aati
bin ishaare tere maut bhi na aati
tu kar ehsaan main nadaan sahi
nadaan sahi
maut ki maujon mein
beh jaaun to chale jaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

tum chale. . .  kyon chale
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टूट चुका है
दिल पहले भी
सोच तो मुझ पर ठुकराते ज़ालिम
ना लूट नसीबा बनता है अभी भी

तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

धड़कन के साज पर हूक ये कहती
धड़कन के साज पर हूक ये कहती
पालक किनारा नदियां अंसुवन की बहतीं
पालक किनारा नदियां अंसुवन की बहतीं
शाम ए ग़म ही मेरा मौसम सुहाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

शब से शबनम रोते रोते कहती
शब से शबनम रोते रोते कहती
बेसहारा आज देख एक तारा
बेसहारा
सुन ज़रा हाए
कहता अंगारा अफसाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

बिन इशारे तेरे मौत भी ना आती
बिन इशारे तेरे मौत भी ना आती
तू कर एहसान मैं नादान सही
नादान सही
मौत की मौजों में
बह जाऊँ तो चले जाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे


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

Blog Day : 3569 Post No. : 14304

Missing Films of 1960s – 67
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

roaming in rome. . .

The pun reminds me of a friend in college – he was the class jokester, always ready with something startling to put the group into fits of laughter. One day he solemnly announced that after good amount of research he has concluded that Ram (Lord Ram) was a native of Rome. So we asked him how he arrived at this dignified conclusion. He replied – because लिखने वाला लिख गया है – हे रोम रोम में बसने वाले राम. Needless to say, it was the prime joke of that day.

And for this post today, Anand Bakshi has surely started this song on a very punning note :).

With that we come to the next episode of this series. The film ‘Spy In Rome’ from 1968 comes from the banner of Adarshlok, Bombay, and is directed by Adarsh (I am sure nobody could have guessed that 🙂 ). The list of actors includes Dev Kumar, Jaimala, Rajendra Nath, KN Singh, Madhumati, Lata Sinha, Meenakshi, Brahm Bhardwaj, Caroline King, Khurshid, Shanti, Arya, Hercules, Fazal, and Bhatia etc.

The film carries four songs. All songs are penned by Anand Bakshi and the melody creator for this film is the duo of Laxmikant Pyaarelal.

The song is picturized in the beautiful and historic city of Rome. We can see Dev Kumar and Jaimala strolling through the streets of Rome, introducing the audience to the many architectural splendors of this culturally rich city. Back then in 1968, this would have been a real treat for the moviegoers.

Although the video is fairly good, I am not able to get a clear decision whether Dev Kumar is lip syncing this song, or that this song is playing in the background, as the two ‘spies’ are making their way through the city. I request other readers to help make this determination.

With this song, the film ‘Spy In Rome’ makes its debut here on our blog. Lets see how fast we get this film to Yippeee status.

Song – Rome Ki Waadiyon Se Do Dil Guzar Rahe Hain  (Spy In Rome) (1968) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome

ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome

ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
dekhe idhar na koi
hum pyaar kar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain

aisa lagta hai is zameen pe
aaj utrey huye hain sitaare
husn chehre se parda hata ke
ishq ko kar raha hai ishaare
dil hum se
oo oo oo
dil hum se darr raha hai
hum dil se darr rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome

kya bataatyen ye kaisi hain raahen
kya bataayen ye kaisa safar hai
hamen ye bhi kahaan pata hai
hamen ye bhi kahaan ab khabar hai
aaye hain hum
oo oo oo
aaye hian hum kahaan se
aur ja kidhar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
dekhe idhar na koi
hum pyaar kar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम

रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम

रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
देखे इधर ना कोई
हम प्यार कर रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं

ऐसा लगता है इस ज़मीन पे
आज उतरे हुये हैं सितारे
हुस्न चेहरे से पर्दा हटा के
इश्क़ को कर रहा हैं इशारे
दिल हम से
ओ ओ ओ
दिल हम से डर रहा है
हम दिल से डर रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम

क्या बताएं ये कैसी हैं राहें
क्या बताएं ये कैसा सफर है
हमें ये भी कहाँ पता है
हमें ये भी कहाँ खबर है
आए हैं हम
ओ ओ ओ
आए हैं हम कहाँ से
और जा किधर रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
देखे इधर ना कोई
हम प्यार कर रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम


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