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Today (15 August 2022) is the 76th Independence day for India.So India has completed 75 years of independence. I have seen 60 Independence days. It is the 15th Independence day for the blog. This constitutes a nice 5:4:1 ratio.

Only 15 years had passed since independence when I was born. The country was still ruled by its first Prime Minister (Jawaharlal Nehru) and first President (Dr Rajendra Prasad). The country was still trying to find its feet. When I look back at the situation of India those days, India was in as bad shape as the most underdeveloped countries in Africa. The literacy rate was abysmal. Life expectancy was 32 years.

Here I present some important indices that India had in 1947. I have also provided figures for the same indices in 1962, 2008 and 2022. The change in values over the years have been quite remarkable.

Life expectancy in india in years
1947 1962 2008 2022
32 42 66 70

We can see that the life expectancy in India has become more than doubled from 32 years to 70 years.

Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births)
1947 1962 2008 2022
218 157 49 27

Infant mortality rate was quite alarming till a few decades ago. The figure of 27 deaths per 1000 live births is still unsatisfactory but it is a vast improvement from the figure of 1947.

Maternal mortality rate (per 100000 live births)
1947 1962 2008 2022
2000 1000 212 103

The Maternal mortality rate had improved by nearly 20 times in 75 years.

Literacy rate in India in %
1947 1962 2008 2022
12 % 29 % 70 % 77%

India was among the most illiterate nations on earth. Today Indian literacy rate is quite high and that has enabled India to take rapid strides in economic activities that require skilled manpower, viz service sector and manufacturing sector.

Population of India in crores
1947 1962 2008 2022
34 cr 47 cr 121 cr 140 cr

Indian population had quadrupled in 75 years.

Human Development Index
1947 1962 2008 2022
NA NA 0.563 0.645

Human development index was devised in 1990. It consists of indices of health, education and standard of living. As health, education and standard of living improves, so does HDI.

Agriculture production in Million tonnes
1947 1962 2008 2022
50 Million Tonnes (50 % of GDP) 71 Million tonnes 216 million tonnes 316 Million tonnes (17%)

Population has quadrupled whereas food grain production had increased more than six times. It had happened while agriculture sector is now contributing less than 20 % of GDP,  while it was over 50 % of GDP in 1947.

GDP in billion $
1947 1962 2008 2022
24 42 1200 3200

The figures are based on the current values of those years using exchange rate of those days.

GDP per capita in $
1947 1962 2008 2022
70 90 1000 2277

The figures are based on the current values of those years using exchange rate of those days.

One can notice that India, despite its problems, including wrong policy decisions and adverse geo political circumstances, has come up a long way in last 75 years. Now India seems poised to take its rightful place among the nations of the world. It is a matter of time (three decades in my estimate) before India will join the list of advanced nations of the world.

There are lots of things that can be mentioned here, but the above tables give us clear idea about the progress that India has made in various areas.

On this occasion, here is a song from an unreleased movie called ‘Aaj Watan Ne Hamen Pukaara’ (1970). The movie was made under the banner of Sangam Productions, Bombay. That is all the information that is known about this movie.

This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Bismil Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Mohinder Kaur.

Lyrics of this rare song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy 76th independence day.


Song-Aaj watan ne hamen pukaara (Aaj watan ne hamen pukaara)(UR)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics– Bismil Ludhianvi, MD-Mohinder Kaur
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aa aa aa
aao apna farz nibhaa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein aen
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

wo aazaadi jiski khaatir
kal thhe sar katwaaye
wo aazaadi jiski khaatir
kal thhe sar katwaaye
kitne moti aur jawaahar
kaam watan ke aaye
jaliyaanwaala baagh mein
jo thhe khoon ki holi nahaaye
o ho ho ho
ham mein bhi wo khoon rawaan hain
dushman ko batlaa dein
ho ho
ho ho
ham mein bhi wo khoon rawaan hain
dushman ko batlaadein
dushman ko batlaadein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

haq kisi ka koi dabaaye
wo hargiz insaan nahin
haq kisi ka koi dabaaye
wo hargiz insaan nahin
manavtaa ke dushman ki
koi isse badi pehchaan nahin
lok raaj se takkar lena
itna to aasaan nahin
ho ho ho
aankh uthha kar jisne dekha
uski aankh jhuka dein
ho ho
ho ho
aankh uthha kar jisne dekha
uski aankh jhuka dein
uski aankh jhuka dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind
o o o
o o o

in haathon ki mehnat se jo hamne
dam usaare ae
in haathon ki mehnat se jo hamne
dam usaare ae
yahi hamaare mandir masjid aur
girje gurudwaare
naye hind ke naye bane ye
teerathsthaan hamaare
ho ho ho o
aanch na aane denge in par
chaahe jaan gawaa dein
ho ho o
ho ho o
aanch na aane denge in par
chaahe jaan gawaa dein
chaahe jaan gawaa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

daftar mein ham kaam karein
ya ham machine chalaayein
daftar mein ham kaam karein
ya ham machine chalaayein
kheton mein ham boyen paseena
aur sonaa upjaayen
sabhi morche hain mehnat ke
in par ham jut jaayein
ho ho o
sarhad par jo date huye hain
unkaa haath bataa dein
ho ho o
ho ho
sarhad par jo date huye hain
unkaa haath bataa dein
unkaa haath bataa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
o o o o o
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आ आ आ
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

वो आज़ादी जिसकी खातिर
कल थे सर कटवाए
वो आज़ादी जिसकी खातिर
कल थे सर कटवाए
कितने मोती और जवाहर
काम वतन के आए
जलियाँवाला बाग में जो थे
खून की होली नहाये
ओ हो हो हो
हम में भी वो खून रवां है
दुश्मन को बतला दें
हो हो
हो हो
हम में भी वो खून रवां है
दुश्मन को बतला दें
दुश्मन को बतला दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

हक़ किसी का कोई दबाये
वो हरगिज़ इंसान नहीं
हक़ किसी का कोई दबाये
वो हरगिज़ इंसान नहीं
मानवता के दुशमन की
कोई इससे बड़ी पहचान नहीं
लोक राज से टक्कर लेना
इतना तो आसान नहीं
हो हो हो
आँख उठा कर जिसने देखा
उसकी आँख झुका दें
हो हो
हो हो
आँख उठा कर जिसने देखा
उसकी आँख झुका दें
उसकी आँख झुका दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

इन हाथों के मेहनत से
जो हमने डैम उसारे
इन हाथों के मेहनत से
जो हमने डैम उसारे
यही हमारे मंदिर मस्जिद
और गिरजे गुरुद्वारे
नए हिन्द के नए बने ये
तीर्थस्थान हमारे
हो हो हो ओ
आंच नहीं आने देंगे इन पर
चाहे जां गवां दें
हो हो ओ
हो हो ओ
आंच नहीं आने देंगे इन पर
चाहे जां गवां दें
चाहे जां गवां दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

दफ्तर में हम काम करें या
हम मशीन चलाएं
दफ्तर में हम काम करें या
हम मशीन चलाएं
खेतों में हम बोएं पसीना
और सोना उपजाएँ
सभी मोर्चे हैं मेहनत के
इन पर हम जुट जाएँ
हो हो ओ
सरहद पर जो जुटे हुये हैं
उनका हाथ बटा दें
हो हो ओ
हो हो ओ
सरहद पर जो जुटे हुये हैं
उनका हाथ बटा दें
उनका हाथ बटा दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द


This article is written by nahm, 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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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 10
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73rd Republic Day of India

ek hai apni zameen
ek hai apna gagan
ek hai apna jahaan
ek hai apna watan
apne sabhi sukh ek hain
apne sabhi gham ek hain
aawaaz do
aawaaz do ham ek hain
ham ek hain

“What is it that I want? The same as you, the same as everyone else. I want to be physically safe and healthy, financially secure and personally happy. I want the same confidence in my abilities, in my environment and social acceptance. I have the same worries and aspirations for future. Same apprehensions if the children will turn out well and have good careers or not.”
This is me, in conversation with a dear friend and a long-time colleague. This conversation happened some 15-16 years ago. Actually, we were on the same page in the topic, she was not coming from any opposite direction at all. But she was the one clear on the causes of a problem, I was the one confused.
But things are a lot clearer to me now, exactly what I wanted to explain at that time is more obvious now.

apne sabhi sukh ek hain
apne sabhi gham ek hain

The causes of happiness for the common man are the same everywhere, whatever is the religion, caste, race, region, language, state or country they are allied to. The aspirations are same and the apprehension and causes of sadness are also the same essentially. This is the way a social environment develops, where people go and join hands with each other in times of happiness and sadness.

Today the country is celebrating 73rd Republic Day.

The constitution gives us the right to live with dignity. What is a person’s dignity? it is not just the pride in its citizenship, its values and its integrity. A person’s dignity is the self-belief that I have done nothing wrong and don’t mean any harm to anyone. And a feeling of security, that me, my life, my livelihood and my family is safe. A sense of belonging that makes us feel responsible for the safety and security of fellow citizens and has assurance of reciprocation. Also, that I deserve all that I command. Personally, socially and professionally.

As a citizen it is a right to demand and acquire good education, an adequate health facility, a great judicial system and better law enforcement agencies, plus a media which gives us information, that really mattered. Real information, on what has been done to give the above rights to the citizens.

With the slow and gradual increase of opportunities in education and personal growth, the inequalities have also increased. A success story in monetary terms and career, is just not enough. It is also important to have balanced and broad-minded success stories. Rationality and seeing an issue in a truly international perspective are what will make a successful person intellectually empowered.

At the ripe old age of 75, we should have been a mature people.
Do we see enough, do we care enough?
Do we bother to call out the misbehaviour, of miscreants we see on the streets? Are we bold to speak out against injustice?
Are we smart enough to sift through the crap fed to us day in and day out in the guise of news and entertainment?
Do we bother to check the authenticity of WhatsApp forwards before sharing with other people?
Do we even care that our ‘can’t care less’ attitude is destroying the centuries old social fabric of our society and stripping us of our identity as a people, the whole world, looked at with respect?

Munshi Premchand said “Communalism, whenever it raises its head, it comes within a cloak. Because it is ashamed of coming alone or walking alone. “
Yes, at the age of 75, we are a nation of most young people in the world. Being second largest population in the world, with an average age of 28 years, the figures of young people and children are just hugest in the world. If these young people are a part of work force and aspire for personal growth and are able to collectively individually, contribute to the nation building, what can be built and achieved is mind boggling.
But are we looking at what the young population of this country is aspiring to be?
What is the ambition of an average Indian youngster?
what are their hopes?
What are their priorities?

It is very important to channelise the energies and ambitions of youth towards personal and professional excellence. There is enough talent, brains and hands in this country to make it an economic force. But for that we have to rise above the politics of religion, caste, us and they, region etc.

There was a story of cats and a monkey, we used to hear and read as children. Lately I have not seen it repeated anywhere. So here is the story for refreshing the memory of readers:

Two cats are fighting for a roti. The monkey comes and tells them to stop fighting and make two equal pieces of the roti. The cats agree and make two parts. The monkey tells them the two parts are not equal, one is larger and the other is smaller. He advises the cat holding the larger piece, to break a small part and give it to him, so both the cats have equal portions. The result is again the same, the parts of the roti the cats have are still not equal. So, the other cat is asked to break a small piece and give it to the monkey, to establish the equality. So on and so forth the dispute continues, till the whole roti is finished, while the cats remain empty handed in the end.

Similar is the case of inequality in opportunities in our set up. In the name of equalising those opportunities, the opportunists among us are gobbling up the parts and parcel. Keeping the marginalised sections divided and fighting imaginary/perceptive fights with each other. It is not a true cut and dried, there are multiple layers to these differences, perceptions of not getting a fair share of the ‘roti’. The majority/minorities tussle is but one layer of it and the cloak which Munish Premchand referred to. The real divide here is still the have’s and have nots. Then there is a gender divide, which is inherent and keeps getting uglier.

Where does all this leave the common man, with its apprehensions and aspirations? With their same dukh and sukh, I spoke about in the first para.
“I have the same worries and aspirations for future. Same apprehensions if the children will turn out well and have good careers or not.”

It is true, that once I had children, all my self-interests and care less impulsiveness gave way to worries of the future. Not the least of which was the worry for their safety, physical, emotional and psychological. Major part of their time was spent outside the home, in school and in the creche. How the things that they imbibe from the social atmosphere will affect their character, their thought processes and their choices and priorities? This was a cause of worry for me.

Yes, these ills in society are stemming for this one vice, i. e. selfishness. A few days ago, I had a big discussion with my son, regarding the self-interest of sections of society, and the marginalised sections of the society, who are still outside a certain margin. This margin is not unbreachable. We can see it breached in some developed states in the country. In most parts of the country, the focus of the populace is on the personal growth, better life quality and the common interests of the common man.

My son, interestingly was coming from the other direction in the discussion. I have managed to make an inroad in the way, he looks at opportunities for himself and for others, his fellow countrymen, who have the talent, ability and deserve to take their rightful place in the progress and development of the country, I hope, because he has not come to me with any counter-arguments on the topic :-).

This is my quest to make a balanced, truly intellectual success story out of my children. There is no ‘ism’ in this thought process, just a bit of logic and unselfishness. The conscious unwillingness to get embroiled in a conflict of interests which is a matter of perception. This really is a distraction, which our youth do not need.

The problems and issues in our country are centric and specific to our country. These have to be looked at with a prism of our own, not look for solutions to it, from examples of other nations and other societies.

I will move on to the song post.

The song is an iconic song from the 1981 film “Kranti’. The punch line, or the concluding line of the song is

Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa
Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Yeh dushman hai khudgarzi kaa
Khudgarzi ka khudgarzi kaa

“mera chana’ can be interpreted as ‘my passion’ or ‘my goal’, which really is to treat ‘khudgarzi’ i.e. selfishness as the enemy.

The song is iconic, as it has three legends of hindi film music singing it with the son of another legend. Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar are singing for Dilip Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha and Hema Malini, whereas Nitin Mukesh is giving playback to Manoj Kumar in the song, which is written by Santosh Anand and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

I used to hear the ‘sponsored programme’ of this film on Vividh bharati, I have seen the movie also long back. But I only recalled that Rafi Sahab is singing just one line for Dilip Kumar in this song. But now that I have seen and heard the song multiple times, the lines Rafi sahab is singing towards the end of the song, are definitely very significant and elevate the whole song to another level. The composition and orchestration have been kept very simple and basic by Laxmikant-pyarelal, so this is not a crowded song, with all these greats singing their parts, independently and together, with male and female chorus to add to the group.

This is the only song of these four singers. For Rafi sahab’s series, this must be the last such song remaining to be posted in the blog where Rafi sahab and Kishore Kumar are singing together, with or without Lata Mangeshkar and Nitin Mukesh. For Rafi-Lata duets, there are a few songs, at least one of them I plan to include in the series. So, this post takes care of Rafi sahab’s association with Kishore kumar, Nitin Mukesh and Santosh Anand.

Let us go to the song, and listen to the rendition which is a real ‘hair raising’ experience.

Audio:

Video:

Song-Chana jor garam baabu main laaya mazedaar chana jor garam(Kraanti)(1981) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Nitin Mukesh, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Santosh Anand, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Lata Mangeshkar + Kishore Kumar
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics
(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Tum tum ta ra ra ra
Tum tum ta ra
Tum tum ta ra ra ra
Tum tum ta ra
Tum tum ta ra ra ra
Tum tum taram
Tum tum ta ra ra ra
Tum tum taram

Tum tum taram taram
Tum tum taram taram
Duniya ke hain laakh dharam
Par apna ek karam
Chana jor garam

Chana jor garam baabu
Main laayi majedaar
Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam baabu
Main laaya majedaar
Chana jor garam

Mera chana bana hai a’alaa
Jis mein daala garam masaala
iss ko khaayegaa dilwaala
Chana jor garam
Mera chana khaa gayaa goraa
Mera chana khaa gayaa goraa
Khaa ke ban gayaa tagda ghodaa
Main ne pakad ke usse marodaa
Maar ke tangdi uss ko todaa
Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam baabu
Main laaya majedaar
Chana jor garam

Mere chane ki aankh sharaabi
Sharaabi ee
chane ki aankh sharaabi
Ho oo
Iss ke dekho gaal gulaabi
Gulaabi ee
dekho gaal gulaabi
ho …
iss ka koyi nahin jawaabi
iss ka koyi nahin jawaabi
jaise koyi kudi punjaabi
jaise koyi kudi punjaabi ee

naache chhanan chhanan
naache chhanan chhanan
kothhe chadh ke tainu pukaaraan
sun le mere balam
chana jor garam
Chana jor garam baabu
Main laayi majedaar
Chana jor garam

Meraa chana khaa gaye gore
Gore meraa
chana khaa gaye gore
ho gore
jo ginti mein hain thhode
ho phir bhi maare ham ko kode
phir bhi maare ham ko kode
Tum tum taram taram

Tum tum taram taram
Laakhon kode toote phir bhi
Toota na dum kham
chana jor garam
Chana jor garam baabu
Main laaya majedaar
Chana jor garam

Chana jor garam baabu
Main laaya majedaar
Chana jor garam

Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam(hoo oooo)
Chana jor garam(oooooo)
Chana jor garam(aa aaaa)
Chana jor garam(aaa aaaa)
Chana jor garam(ooo oooo)
Chana jor garam(ooo oooo)
Aaa aaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaa
Ooooo oooo
Oooooo oooo

Oooo oooooo
Ooooooo
Aaaa aaaaaa
Aaaaaa
Aaaaaaaa
Aaaaaa
Ho oooo oooo
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa

Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa
Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Yeh dushman hai khudgarzi kaa
Khudgarzi ka khudgarzi kaa
Sar kafan baandh ke niklaa hai
Deewaana hai yeh pagla hai
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa

Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Apnon se naataa jodegaa
Gairon se sar ko phodegaa
Apna yeh vachan nibhaayegaa
Maati ka karz chukaayegaa aa

chana hai apni marzi kaa
Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Mit jaane ko mit jaayegaa
Azaad watan kar jaayegaa

Na to chori hai
Na to daakaa hai
Bas yeh to ek dhamaaka hai
Dhamaake mein aawaaz bhi hai
Ek soz bhi hai ae
Ek saaz bhi hai
Samjho to baat yeh saaf bhi hai
Aur na samjho to raaz bhi hai
Apni dharti apna hai gagan
Yeh meraa hai meraa hai watan
Apni dharti apna hai gagan
Yeh meraa hai meraa hai watan
Iss par jo aankh utthaayegaa
Zinda dafnaayaa jaayegaa
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa

Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Yeh dushman hai khudgarzi kaa
Khudgarzi ka khudgarzi kaa
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa
Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Yeh dushman hai khudgarzi kaa
Khudgarzi ka khudgarzi kaa
Aaa aaaaa
Aaaa aaaaa
Aaaa aaaaa
Aaaa aaaaa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Blog Day :

4897 Post No. : 16696

Songs from Artiste Name Films….Second Season….No. 9
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Today’s song is from the film Noor Mahal-1965.

from the film title, can you guess who is today’s star of the post in this series ? Difficult to guess correctly. It is not about noorjehan, remember. While I discuss matters about this film and other aspects, you keep guessing about today’s star !

Film Noor Mahal-65 was made by Ratan productions and the film was directed by Nausheer Engineer. This was a Costume film dealing with the age old story of ‘ king, queen, wicked vizier and a lover couple ‘. Possibly this was one of the last such pictures in the late 60’s decade. The trend of films had changed drastically in the 60’s and this type of films had lost its audience now. The director Nausheer Engineer had directed 7 films in his career – all in C grade category. The films were, Inteqam-47, Shamsheerbaaz-53, Carnival queen-55, Diler Daku-57, Circus queen-59, Chini jaadugar-59 and his last film was Noor mahal-1965. There were two earlier films with the same title, one in 1934 and the other in 1954.

An interesting point about today’s film was its Music Director- Jaani Babu Qawwal ( arrangers Sonik-omi). He was born in 1935 at Hinganghat, maharashtra. His real full name was Jaan Mohammed Jani babu. He was known as a good qawwal. He came into films and acted in 9 films, but he sang 40 songs in 30 films. He also tried his hand at being a Music Director. His first attempt was today’s film ” Noor Mahal-1965 ‘. All the 6 songs in this film ( I have heard them all) were very good and 2 qawwalis from this film-including today’s qawwali- became popular. Despite providing good music, he did not get any film as an MD. Maybe because Sonic-Omi had left him. He managed to get two more Muslim religious film somehow – Qoobat E Parwardigaar-78 and Aulia E Islam-79. That was the end of his stint as an MD. His one qawwali ” Mehangai maar gayee” from the film Roti Kapda aur Makan-74 is remembered even today. Jani Babu Qawwal died on 28-1-2008.

The other famous qawwal in films was Shakeela Banu Bhopali. She was multitalented. She acted in 32 films, but sang only 4 songs in 3 films. She too gave music to just 1 film-‘ Maze Le Lo’- 1975. She died on 16-12-2002. These were the only well known qawwals who were active in various film fields.

The cast of the film Noor Mahal-35 was Chitra, Jagdeep, Tiwari, Lalita Desai, W.M.Khan, madhumati and others. One of the cast was Wazir Mohammed Khan aka W.M.khan. He is another interesting person associated with this film. W.M.Khan had the unique honour of being the First ever Male singer in In the Hindi talkie films of india. he had done the role of a Faqir in film ‘ Alam Ara ‘-1931, the first indian Talkie film, in which he had sung a song on screen himself-” de de khuda ke naam pe”. In his 42 years of film career, he acted in 105 films and sang 6 songs in 4 films-namely Alam ara-31, Sair E Paristan-34, Dard E dil-34 and Alam Ara -56. He had also sung, on screen, the famous song ” Aye mere watan ” in the film Kabuliwala-1961.

An Interesting thing about him is that he began his career in Talkie films with ‘Alam Ara’-1931 and ended also with the film Alam Ara-1973. In between, he acted in another version of Alam Ara in 1956, in which he sang the same song from the 1931 film again. But alas, both times, no record was issued on both occasions. Now none of those two films are available to see and enjoy !

Today’s song is sung by Usha Timothy and others. Usha Timothy, born on 8-10-1949, sang only 56 songs in 50 films. Later on she focussed on stage shows and multinational tours with few groups. She had created a stir in the industry by claiming that the famous Patriotic song ” aye mere watan ke logon “, sung famously by Lata Mangeshkar ( and which, reportedly, brought tears to Pandit Nehru’s eyes) was sung by her much earlier than lata, in a stage show conducted by C.Ramchandra himself. This was claimed by her, after the death of C.Ramchandra and could never be corroborated by anyone else. This matter was also discussed fiercely on the RMIM forum some years back.

The story of film Noor mahal-1965 was a concoction of several earlier stunt films. It was woven around a wicked brother, who kills his elder brother-the King. He also tries to kill the queen, the son and a daughter, but some loyal sardar escapes with the children. Cut to 20 years later….The brother now remembers that the king’s children were betrothed to a son and daughter of his friend. He then kills the friends and locks up the son. The daughter , however.
, pretends to love him and marry him. A masked girl rescues the son and they dutifully fall in love, sing songs etc. They are the real betrothed ones. All is well when the brother king is killed and the son becomes the King.

So much for the film. Now we return to our star of the post in this series. This is an actress about whom hardly anybody knows.

In the name of the film Noor Mahal is hidden a name of an actress…NOOR. (short for Noorjahan).

Have you any idea who this actress is ? Yes, she became the wife of comedian Johnny Walker. Born on 21-7-1940, she was the second of the 3 sisters. The eldest was Shakila, then Noor and lastly Nasreen.All 3 sisters joined films, but Shakila was the most famous and had a longer career span than the sisters.
Noor debuted as the child star singing the famous song,” Udan khatole pe ud jaun’ in the film Anmol Ghadi-46. Along with her the other child artist debutant was M.Kabir ( later father of actress Sonam). Then came Dard-47. In both these films, she was credited as Noor Mahal, but after this in all subsequent films, she was billed as Noor only. Noor acted in 16 films. They were Anmol Ghadi-46, Dard-47, khubsurat-52, Baghi-53, Do bigha zameen-53, Laila-54, Noor Mahal-54, khushboo-54, Aarpaar-54 ( singing Main na pyar karungi ), Naukri-54 ( as Kishore kumar’s sister,singing ‘ Chhota sa ghar hoga’ ), Mast Qalandar-55, Shahi chor-55, Sakhi hatim-55, Lutera-55, Heer-56 and Chand ki duniya-59. The last two films got delayed releases.

During the film Aarpaar-54, she acted in a very popular song,’ are na na na Tauba Tauba, main naa pyar karungi”, along with comedian Johnny Walker. Johnny fell in love with her and they got married in 1955. After marriage she stopped taking films anymore. The couple had 3 daughters and 3 sons. All 3 sons studied in the USA, all 3 daughters were married off before Johnny’s retirement from films. She stays in her bungalow, ” Noor Villa ” (as good as Noor Mahal !) in Andheri, Mumbai.

Now let us enjoy this very good qawwali.


Song-Rehte ho kis gali mein kya naam hai tumhaara (Noor Mahal)(1965) Singers- Usha Timothy, Manna Dey, Suresh Rajwanshi, Lyricist- Saba Afghani, MD- Jaani Babu Qawwal

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
phirte ho maare maare ae ae ae
koyi nahin sahaaraa
aa aa aa aa aa
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
aji rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa

aji rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
chamka huaa hai apni
taqdeer ka sitaaraa aa
chamka huaa hai apni
taqdeer ka sitaaraa
ham kyun tumhen bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa
aji ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

aji ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

husn se door ho tum
kitney magroor ho tum
arey deewaanon zaraa
hamko pehchaano zaraa
chhaaya hai kaisa nasha
kuchh nahin tumko pataa aa
kuchh nahin tumko pataa
tumko pataa
tumko pataa
haan
chhaaya hai kaisa nasha
kuchh nahin tumko pataa

dil kahin tum ho kahin
ishq hai khel nahin
ye kaam hai usika
gham ?
ye kaam hai usika
gham ?
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
aji ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa
ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
aji rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa

ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa
aji ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

baat jo tumne kahin
chalo aisa hi sahi
ham to deewaane bhi hain
aur parwaane bhi hain
ham tumhe jaan gaye ae ae
khoob pehchaan gaye ae ae
ham tumhe jaan gaye
jaan gaye
jaan gaye ae

haan
ham tumhe jaan gaye ae ae
khoob pehchaane gaye ae ae

ik haseen? ho tum
? ho tum

tum ye bhi jaante ho
kisne tumhe sanwaaraa
tum ye bhi jaante ho
kisne tumhe sanwaaraa
ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa
aji ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
aji rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

ham to talwaar bhi hain
phool bhi khaar bhi hain
hosh mein aao zaraa
chhaayegi gham se ghataa
phir ye haalaat kahaan
yeh haseen raat kahaan
ye haseen raat kahaan
raat kahaan
raat kahaan
haan
phir ye haalaat kahaan
ye haseen raat kahaan

ek pal ki hai khushi
gham mein badlegi hansi
duniya mein aadmi ko
kaafi hai ek ishaaraa
duniya mein aadmi ko
kaafi hai ek ishaaraa
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
aji ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa
ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
aji rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa

ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa
aji ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

tum ho talwaar agar
ham bhi rakhte hain jeegar
taaron ki chhaaon taley
aao lag jaayen galey
din ho yaa raat rahe ae ae ae
yaad ye baat rahe
yaad ye baat rahe
baat rahe
baat rahe
haan

din ho yaa raat rahe ae ae ae
yaad ye baat rahe

maut se darte nahin
mar ke bhi marte nahin

apni nigaah mein hain
toofaan bhi kinaaraa
apni nigaah mein hain
toofaan bhi kinaaraa
ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa
ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa
aji ham kyun tumhe bataayen
kya naam hai hamaaraa

rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
aji rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa

aji rehte ho kis gali mein
kya naam hai tumhaaraa
rehte ho kis gali mein


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Blog Day :

4869 Post No. : 16663

“Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”(1970) was a “social” movie. It as directed by V Madhusudan Rao for Gemini Arts, Madras. The Movie had Ajay Sahni, Prem Chopra, Aruna Irani, Pran, Mehmood, Sharda, Kanchana, Shammi, Naki Jahaan, Kanhaiyalal, David, Pravin Pal, Jayshree Talpade, Baby Brahmaji, Baby Dolly, Manmohan Krishna, Dhumal, Sunder, Muki etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

S.No. Song Title Posted On
01 Tum apni saheli ko 17.04.2009
02 Paayal chham chham boley sakhi 02.08.2013
03 Amma ek roti de 06.08.2013
04 Ab akele hi chalna padega 25.10.2014
05 Taaron ki chhaaon mein sapnon ke gaaon mein 25.10.2017
06 Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo 08.03.2020
07 Ye mausam ye khuli hawaa 07.03.2021

The eighth and final song from “Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”(1970) is literally an “inqilaab zindabad” song. It is a protest song by mill workers against the mill owner (Pran). The song is sung by Rafi, Manna Dey and chorus. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is lip synced by Ajay Sahni (subsequently known as Parikshat Sahni) in Rafi’s voice and Mehmood in Manna Dey’s voice, respectively.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. One can see that the first song from the movie appeared in the blog in 2009, and the final song is appearing in the blog after the passage of more than 12 years !

With this song, all the eight songs of “Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”(1970) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Dharti maa ka maan hamaara pyaara laal nishaan (Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo)(1970) Singers-Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhhianvi, MD-Ravi
Chorus
Rafi + Manna Dey

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

union zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
union zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad

dharti maa ka maan
hamaaraa pyaaraa laal nishaan
navyug ki muskaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan
dharti maa ka maan
hamaaraa pyaaraa laal nishaan
navyug ki muskaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan

poonjiwaad se dab naa sakegaa
ye mazdoor kisaan ka jhandaa
poonjiwaad se dab naa sakegaa
ye mazdoor kisaan ka jhandaa

mehnat ka haq leke rahega
mehnatkash insaan ka jhandaa

mehnat ka haq leke rahega
mehnatkash insaan ka jhandaa

yoddha aur balwaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan

union zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
union zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
dharti maa ka maan
hamaaraa pyaaraa laal nishaan
navyug ki muskaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan
dharti maa ka maan
hamaaraa pyaaraa laal nishaan
navyug ki muskaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan

is jhande se saans ukhadti
chor munaafaakhoron ki ee
is jhande se saans ukhadti
chor munaafaakhoron ki

jinhone insaanon ki haalat kar di
jangal dhoron ki

jinhone insaanon ki haalat kar di
jangal dhoron ki

unke khilaaf elaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan

union zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
union zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
dharti maa ka maan
hamaaraa pyaaraa laal nishaan
navyug ki muskaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan
dharti maa ka maan
hamaaraa pyaaraa laal nishaan
navyug ki muskaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan

factoriyon ke dhool dhuyen mein
hamne khud ko paalaa aa
factoriyon ke dhool dhuyen mein
hamne khud ko paalaa aa

khoon pilaakar lohe ko
is desh ka bhaar sambhaalaa

khoon pilaakar lohe ko
is desh ka bhaar sambhaalaa

mehnat ke is poojaa ghar par
pad naa sakegaa taalaa aa
mehnat ke is poojaa ghar par
pad naa sakegaa taalaa aa

desh ke saadhan
desh ka dhan hai
jaan le poonjiwaalaa

desh ke saadhan
desh ka dhan hai
jaan le poonjiwaalaa

jeetegaa maidaan hamaaraa
pyaaraa laal nishaan

pyaaraa laal nishaan
union zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
union zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
dharti maa ka maan
hamaaraa pyaaraa laal nishaan
navyug ki muskaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan
dharti maa ka maan
hamaaraa pyaaraa laal nishaan
navyug ki muskaan hamaaraa
pyaara laal nishaan


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Blog Day :

4757 Post No. : 16499

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) was one of two movies that were released on 15 August 1975. “Sholay”(movie 1975) was the other movie. In the earlier weeks, “Sholay”(1975) was receiving lukewarm response from audience, and their makers were very nervous. After a few days of anxiety, the crowd suddenly began to rust into the movie halls screening “Sholay”(1975), much to the relief of their makers.

On the other hand, “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) began to attract house full audiences from the very first day. Unlike Sholay(1975) it was a low budget movie and it began to show profits as soon as it became clear that the movie would not be taken off after one week but would go on and on. There were many places where this movie ran longer than Sholay. In Ranchi, Sholay ran for 14 weeks whereas Jai Santoshi Ma ran far longer.

The music of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) became very popular. By now the songs of this movie have become a part of many Indian househlds. This movie is the highlight in the careers of Usha Mangeshkar (as a playback singer) and C Arjun (as a music director). Kavi Pradeep, a lyricist extraordinaire of religious and patriotic songs, got to pen the kind of lyrics he so enjoyed.

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) had six songs, including one multiple version song. All songs have gone on to become all time hit songs.

The blog has five of them. Here are the details:-

Song Date of posting (Post number) Remarks
Main to aarti utaaroon re Santoshi maata ki 18 August 2013 (8551)
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan mat poochho kahaan kahaan 11 December 2017 (13802) Multiple version song- Two versions
Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main sweekaar karo maa 11 December 2020 (16089)
Madad karo Santoshi maata 28 May 2021 (16388)

Only one song is left to be covered. Here is that final song. This song is sung by Manna Dey. This is a song of “Hausla afzaai” for Kanan Kaushal, who falls into hard days (as is customary in a a devotional movie. 🙂 )

Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is cpmposed by C Arjun.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the six songs of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

This song is the 200th song of Kavi Pradeep in the blog as a lyricist.

Video

Audio

Song-Mat ro mat ro aaj Raadhike (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

mat ro o o o
mat ro o o o
mat ro o o

mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
sun le baat hamaari ee
tu sun le baat hamaari
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

bharat ki naari ki aankhen
sab aankhon se nyaari ee
sab aankhon se nyaari
uske har aansoo mein jhalakti
pyaar ki ik phulwaari ee
pyaar ki ik phulwaari
aasha ki dor se baandh le beti
ee ee ee
jeewan ki laachaari
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

apne man mein diyaa jalaa ke
kar le ujaala gori ee
kar le ujaala gori ee
dil ke upar patthar rakh le
ronaa hai kamzori ee
ronaa hai kamzori
chupke chupke dukh sehne ki
ee ee ee
tu kar le tayyaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

kiska chalaa hai zor bhaagya par
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa aa
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa
har jeewan thaali mein prabhu ne
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa aa
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa
pataa nahin kis bhes mein daata aa
kar de madad tumhaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o
mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
ae ae ae


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Blog Day :

4744 Post No. : 16471

“Yaar Mera”(1971) was produced by Raja Ram and Satish Wagle and directed by Atmaram for RS Productions, Bombay. The movie had Jeetendra, Rakhee, Nazima, Helen, Paintal, Achala Sachdev, Jayant, Sajjan, Randhir, Murad, Sulochana Sr., Nana Palsikar, Radheshyam, Narbada Shankar, Krishan Dhawan, Manmohan, Raj, Darshan, MS Mehta, Fordil, A Kumar, Ram Sindhi, Mona, Ashok Bhalla. etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs already covered :-

Blog post number Song Date of posting
8694 Dil ki kitaab kori hai 13 September 2013
15882 Darr lagey to gaana gaa 12 September 2020
16162 Hari Om Hari Om Hari Om 15 January 2021
16321 Haay kuchh aisi adaa se wo mera yaar chala 15 April 2021

Here is the fifth and final song from “Yaar Mera”(1971). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised as an archtypical Helen cabarat dance song that we are so familiar with. One can see Jeetendra, Manmohan and others in the picturisation as well.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the songs of “Yaar Mera”(1971) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio (Longer)

Video (Partial)

Song-Husn waalon ke panje mein aa (Yaar Mera)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

husn waalon ke panje mein aa
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aaa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa

kya jaane kyun tu
ghabraa gaya hai
dil hi to dil se ae
takraa gayaa hai
kya jaane kyun tu
ghabraa gaya hai
dil hi to dil se
takraa gayaa hai
aisaa sitam kya huaa aa
haan
aisaa sitam kya huaa aa aa haa
husn waalon ke panje mein aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa

raaton ki jagmag jitni suhaani
utni ghazab ki meri Jawaani ee
raaton ki jagmag jitni suhaani
utni ghazab ki meri jawaani ee
yaaron se dil to lagaa aa
yaaron se dil to lagaa aa aa aa
husn waalon ke panje mein aa aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa

ye gori gori chamkeeli baahen
inko samajh le jannat ki raahen
ye gori gori chamkeeli baahen
inko samajh le jannat ki raahen
baahon mein aaja zaraa
haan
baahon mein aaja zaraa aa aa ho o o
husn waalon ke panje mein aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aa
hmm mm
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao


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Blog Day :

4706 Post No. : 16411

Hullo Atuldom

“Mehrban” (1967) as spelt in the titles of the movie was an AVM (Madras) production written and directed by A. Bhimsingh. It’s cast was headed by Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Sunil Dutt and had Ramesh Deo, Shyama, Ashim kumar, Jayanthi, Shashikala, Bharathi, Mehmood, Soodesh Kumar and Sulochana Latkar. The dialogues and lyrics were written by Rajinder Kishan and Ravi was the music director. The movie had seven songs of which the blog has the following two.

Song Date of posting
Ae mere dost ae mere hamdam 21 January 2013
Mera gadha gadhon ka leader 9 December 2016

As we can see this movie last made its appearance in 2016 with a wonderful post by Rajaji who was pushed to write by Avinashji. Infact, for the both songs posted, Avinashji was the lyrics contributor.

The 2013 post had a brief synopsis of the movie. It equated the movie to the 1990 David Dhawan directed Rajesh Khanna- Govinda starrer “Swarg”. I happened to see “Mehrbaan” recently and realised that the similarity is limited. Yes, Rajesh Khanna played the rich-man in “Swarg” similar to Ashok Kumar’s character in “Mehrban”. Govinda played the orphan who is devoted to the family similar to Sunil Dutt’s character in “Mehrban”.

The variations in the 1967 movie is that the wealthy couple Shanti Swarup (Ashok Kumar) and Parvati (Sulochana) have three sons and two daughters in addition to being the adoptive parents of Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt). (In “Swarg” the wealthy couple are childess) They also bring in Laxmi (Nutan) whose parents were known to them and who die leaving Laxmi to fend for herself. So, as we can see it is a full house. That gives the story all kinds of good, bad and ugly characters which helps the writer to gives us a three-hour long movie with lots of ‘rona-dhona’ ‘kasam khana and khilana’ etc. i.e. a highly emotional movie. The end is predictable in that all the family members come together and live happily, once again.

Just remembered another variation between “Swarg” and “Mehrban”. In “Swarg” Krishna (Govinda) becomes rich by acting in movies, buys back the property of his ‘sahabji’ (Rajesh Khanna) and teaches the errant brothers a lesson or two before bringing them back to apologise for all the wrongs that they have done. Kanhaiya of ‘Mehrban’ doesn’t wait to earn riches before coming back to set matters right in the adoptive family. Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt) has Laxmi (whom he marries before being sent away from the home by Sulochana) for support whereas Krishna does it with the help of his friend ‘Airport’ (Satish Kaushik).
Also, in ‘Swarg’ Sahabji’s wife dies of shock and in ‘Mehrban’ Shanti Swarup dies leaving his wife to the mercy of his ungrateful children.

‘Swarg’ was said to be a remake of ‘Mehrban’ which itself was a remake from the 1960 Tamil hit ‘Padikkadha Medhai’ (Uneducated Genius) which in turn was a remake of the 1953 Bengali movie ‘Jog Biyog’ which was based on the novel of the same name by Ashapurna Devi. So, that means this story will hold good in any time and age.

We are revisiting this movie today with a duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi but (surprise) it is not a romantic song. In fact, the movie doesn’t have any romantic song, in the true sense of the term. There is a Lata Mangeshkar solo which has Nutan pacifying a sad Sunil Dutt. This song relates the story of Shanti Swarup to his grandchildren.

This is one of five movies where Nutan and Sunil Dutt played the lead. As I was looking up the anniversaries tab of the blog I found that the birth-dates of the two were one day apart. I wondered what scenario it would have been, back then, when the shooting of the movies were on. Nutan would have turned 85 on 4th June and Sunil (birth-name Balraj) Dutt would have been 92. Just a passing thought, their sons are actors too and have acted together in a few movies.

Editor’s note-Lyrics of this song, which turns out to be a multiple version song, were sent by Avinash Scrapwala long ago.

Duet version


Rafi solo version

Song-Ek raaja ki sun lo kahaani (Meharbaan)(1967) Singer-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

—————————–
Duet version
——————————

ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
kahin haathi na ghode na sena koi
na kahin thhi koi rajdha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

teen bete thhe aankhon ke taare
bade pyaare pyaare
dilon ke sahaa..aa..re
woh thhe raja ke anmol moti
nigaahon ki jyoti
thhe maa ke dula..aa..re
palkon ki chhanv mein guzra tha bachpan
masti mein doobi jawa..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

ek aisa magar din bhi aaya
jisne raja ko nirdhan banaya
ho gaye khaali saare khazaane ae
haaye kaisa ye andher chhaaya

woh jo bete thhe aankhon ke taare
raja rani ke dil sahaare
kaam aise mein woh bhi naa aaye
chhupte phirte the aankhen churaaye

aaram ke saathi kya kya the
jab waqt padha toh koi nahi
dhan daulat ke sab rishtey hai
dhan rooth gaya toh koi nahin
kaun girte ko deta sahaara
woh raja bechaara
thaka aur ha..aa..ra
sochta thha kahaan hai woh moti
woh aankhon ki jyoti
bane jo saha..aa..ra
raja to chup chaap peeta tha aansoo
chup chup ke roti thi ra..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
kaam magar ek chaakar aaya
ek bhola insaan wahaan thha
bachpan se mehmaan wahaan thha
usne jiske tukde khaaye
sada usi ke paanv dabaaye
un bedardon ki mehfil mein
ek wahi hamdard bacha thha
lekin maalik ko kya deta
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha

apne malik ke kadmon mein ro ro ke
khush hota charan uske dho dho ke
apna tan man nichhavar woh karta raha
ek ishaare pe malik ke marta raha
hai kahaani magar baat kal hi ki hai
na samjhna ise tum pura..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

—————————
Rafi solo version
————————–
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani

Pehle rehte the saagar kinaare
Ab samaaye dilon mein hamaare
Yaad unki rahegi jahaan mein
Jab talak hai ye chaand aur taare
Jo naa mitaaye mitegi kisi se
Chhodi hai aisi nishaani

Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani


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Blog Day :

4676 Post No. : 16353

“Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963) was directed by Jagdish Gautam for Kwatra Films, Bombay. This patriotic movie had Jairaj, Nirupa Roy, Indira Billi, Leela Mishra, Majnoo, Indira Bansal, Tuntun, Altaf, Kuldeep Chaand, Dharampal, Ravikant, Bhagwan Sinha, Jagdeesh Kamal, Harun, Jagdish Gautam, Kabuli, Rafia Sultna, Manohar Geer, Prem Lata, Gopal Sahgal, Zillani, Sarala, Niranjan Sharma, Sheikh, Babu, Rajinder etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Today (7 May 2021) is the 20th remembrance anniversary of Prem Dhawan (13 June 1923-7 May 2001). On this occasion, here is a song from “Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa (Chandrashekhar Azad)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Sardul Kwatra
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Takht taaj ye raaj paat
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Rok sake udtey panchhi ko
Ye to kisi ke haath nahin
Bhai ye bhi to kisi ke haath nahin
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Zor nahin chal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Kya kya soche sochne waala
Par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Are par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Jaane waala haath na aata
Aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Are aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Ek baar jo taara tootaa aa
Ek baar jo taara tootaa
Phir wo nazar na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Na teri na meri duniya
Na gore na kaale ki
Bhai na gore na kaale ki
Yahaan chali
Aur sadaa chalegi
Marzi upar waale ki
Ab marzi upar waale ki
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Waisa hi phal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Aa aa
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa


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Blog Day :

4654 Post No. : 16321

Today (15 april 2021) is the 99th birth anniversary of Hasrat Jaipuri (15 April 1922 – 17 September 1999).

Hasrat Jaipuri penned over 1000 songs in Hindi movies from 1949 (“Barsaat”) till 2004 (Hatya: the murder ).

Majority of Hasrat Jaipuri songs were with Shankar Jaikishan. Most of them have already been covered in the blog. We need to look at movies of 1970s to come up with Hasrat Jaipuri songs penned for Shankar Jaikiszhan.

“Yaar Mera”(1971) one of the few movies that still offers us opportunity of discuss Hasrat Jaipuri songs composed by Shankar Jaikishan,

“Yaar Mera”(1971) was produced by Raja Ram and Satish Wagle and directed by Atmaram for RS Productions, Bombay. The movie had Jeetendra, Rakhee, Nazima, Helen, Paintal, Achala Sachdev, Jayant, Sajjan, Randhir, Murad, Sulochana Sr., Nana Palsikar, Radheshyam, Narbada Shankar, Krishan Dhawan, Manmohan, Raj, Darshan, MS Mehta, Fordil, A Kumar, Ram Sindhi, Mona, Ashok Bhalla. etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past. This fourth song is sung by Rafi. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan,

The song is picturised as an eve teasing song where Jeetendra is seen making passes over Raakhi.

I have mentioned in the past that picturisation of such eve teasing songs followed a certain pattern. The lady would be seen taking serious exception throughout the song, only to relent during the penultimate line of the song. But things were seemingly becoming more liberal by 1971. Here Raakhi is seen responding to the advances of Jeetendra from the second stanza itself. Times they were a changing in HFM, as we can see from this picturisation. 🙂

Lyrics of the song were sent to my by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio

Video

Song-Haay kuchh aisi adaa se wo mera yaar chala (Yaar Mera)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Haaye kuchh aisi adaa se
Wo mera yaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa
Haaye kuchh aisi adaa se
Wo mera yaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa

Gussa karta hai to
Kuchh aur sanwar jaata hai
Gussa karta hai to
Haaye
Kuchh aur sanwar jaata hai
Khud bakhud phool sa
Chehra bhi nikhar jaata hai
Badgumaan ho ke mujhise mera dildaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa

Hamne dekhi na kahin
Haaye
Aisi gulaabi aankhen
Hamne dekhi na kahin
Haaye
Aisi gulaabi aankhen
Maikadaa jhoom uthhe
Hai aisi sharaabi aankhen
Dard jo dil ka mitaa de wahi gamkhwaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa

Peechhe mud mud ke mujhe
Dekhe hi chalaa jaata hai
Peechhe mud mud ke mujhe
Haaye
Dekhe hi chalaa jaata hai
Pyaar aata hai mujhe
Jitna bhi wo tarsaata hai
Mera qaatil
mera imaan
Mera sansaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa
Haaye kuchh aisi adaa se
Wo mera yaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa


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Blog Day :

4652 Post No. : 16318 Movie Count :

4431

The song under discussion is from “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971). “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971) was produced by S J Rajdev and directed by Shantilal Soni for ‘Sargam Chitra, Bombay’. The movie had Sushma, Ashish Kumar, B.M. Vyas, Padma Rani, Shabana, Uma Dutt, Azad, Shery Mohan, Arvind Pandya, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Shri Bhagwan, Bhagwan Sinha, Maya, Shobha, Suman, Prem Lata, Daya Devi, Rajeshwari Rao, Haroon, Prince Arjun, Kiran Kumar, Dalpat Bhai etc in it.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by R. Priyadarashi. Editing of this movie was done by I.M. Kunnu. Lyrics of this movie were written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

Lyrics of the song as well as details of the movie were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala, with the request that- “Kindly introduce the movie with your writeup please, as I am not good when it comes to writing about mythology. Please.

While making the above request, he assumed that I can write about mythology. In reality, I know even less about this topic. Whatever litle I knew about this topic was from my voracious reading of children’s magazines like Chandamama, and also reading of Geeta Press Gorakhpur religious publications during my younger days. I have already forgotten most of that.

I in fact, learnt something new from the email of Avinash Scrapwala. I realised that there is a Navratri during Durga puja of october November and also another navratri in the summer season. The summer season navratri is called Chaitra navratri and it marks the beginning of the Hindu calendar year.

Today marks the beginning of Hindu calendar year Samvat 2078. This is Vikram Samvat (Vikram calendar), which, we can see is 57 years ahead of Gregorian calendar (the one that is commonly followed by most people). However India adopted Shak Samwat (Shak Calendar) as Indian calendar which has the same months as Vikram calendar but it started in 78 AD, unlike Vikram Samwat which started in 57 BC. Official Shak calendar is tied to the Gregorian calendar. It begins on 22 march, and on Gregorian leap year it begins on 21 march.

Chaitra is the first month of Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar year. This year this day falls on 13 April. Chaitra navratri begins from this day. This time it is from 13 april to 22 april.

Like during the october-november Navratri, the chaitra navratri too is observed by praying to different avatars of Goddess Durga during the nine days of the festival. These avataras, that are worshipped on the nine days are:-from day one to day nine-Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta,Maa Kushmaanda,Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalraatri, Maa Mahagauri and Maa Sidhhidaatri.

The festival marks the beginning of the spring season and it ends with Ram Navami or the birthday of Lord Rama.

This new year day is celebrated in different parts of the country by different names viz. Gudi Padwa (Maharashra, MP,Chattisgarh), Ugadi (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), Puthandu (Tamilnadu), Vishu (Kerala), Bihu (Assam), Poila Baisaakh (Bangal), Baisaakhi (Punjab) etc.

Just imagine for a second. All these regions of India, located far far away from each other, have been celebrating their new year on this same day for many centuries! It means that all these diverse places, separated by vast distances have been culturally integrated for many many centuries ago ! How else do you explain the fact that all these regions celebrate their new years on the same day ! I notice that I have stayed in almost all the above mentioned regions of India and I have observed this new year celebrated in almost all its different forms. 🙂

Religious minded people use this occasion for pooja, archana, aradhana etc, whereas cultural minded people celebrate it through songs and dances. Vigorous Punjabi dance on this occasion is well known to most people. Personally I am a big fan of Bihu dance that I saw getting performed on this occasion, during my stay in Assam two decades ago. These festivals also have much to offer to those who look forward to sweets and pakwaans. 🙂

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie had six songs (including one five-part song). All the songs of this movie were written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

The list of the songs given in HFGK is as follows;

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Jai devi maata, jai nau durgaa maata Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherji, chorus
02 Sansaar ki kaisi reet hai …sachchaayi roye duniya mein Asha Bhonsle
03 O raaja aa jaa na mere paas Asha Bhonsle
04 Aao suhaag ki raat manaa le… tumhaare sang jeenaa thha Asha Bhonsle
05 (a) Nij janm bhoomi dharti maa ko naman-part-1
(b) Hari bhari brajbhoomi seenchti sadaa
(c) Kaam krodh mad lobh moh kitnaa hi zor lagaaye
(d) Paap taap santaap jhoothh ki ek na chalegi
(e) Teerath teerath mandir mandir jo ghoome din raat
Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, chorus
06 Maa Paava gadh thhi ootaryaa mahaakaali re (garbaa)

When I first looked at the name of the movie and the lyrics of the song, and looked at the request of Avinash scrapwala regarding this being a song for the occasion, my first impression was, how can it be. It is a song fit for Durga puja. Then, on doing some research, that I have presented above, I found out that there is something known as Chaitra Navratri and that it is a festival like the Navratri of Dashara, and that this song is actually tailormade for the occasion. Now I have realised that the world “Nav Durga” that we often come across is not “nav Durga” but “nau Durga” viz. “nine Durga”, and it refers to the nine forms of Durga.

The song plays in the background at the credits appear on the screen. The lyrics of this song mentions all the nine forms of Durga.

This shows that the makers of movies like this were very well versed with Indian mythology and they could make movies on such topics. The lyricists of the songs of such movies had indepth knowledge about the subject as we can see from the lyrics of this song, which comes from the pen of B D Mishra. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

With this song, “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971) makes its debut in the blog. 1971 saw 115 movies getting released. This movie is the 106th movie of 1971 to find representation in the blog.

We this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year and chaitr navraatr.

Let us now listen to song devoted to Maa Durga, the Goddess who is worshipped during this Chaitr Navraatr.

Audio

Song-Jai devi maataa Jai Nau Durga Maataa (Sampoorna Devi Darshan)(1971) Singer- Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics – B D Mishra, Music – S N Tripathi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

jai devi maata aa
jai nau durga maata aa
janani jai ho teri
amar tera naata aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe ae

pehla hai swaroop
shail putri maata
hai shail putri maata
jo inke gun gaataa
sukh sampatti paataa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe ae

dooja hai swaroop
bramhchaarini maa aa
hai bramhchaarini maa
bramhroopini tu hi
paap haarini maa aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

teeja hai swaroop
chandraghanta maata
hai chandraghanta maata
tujhko paa ke man ka
andhiyaara jaataa aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

chautha hai swaroop
kushmaandaa maayi
hai kushmaanda maayi
inse hi ban jaata
jeewan sukhdaayi
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

pancham roop anoop
devi skandmaata
hai devi skandmaata
trigun tritaap vinaashini
tribhuvan ki praata
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

chhanthvi katyaayani
maayi taaran haari
maayi taaran haari
poojen brahma vishnu
poojen tripuraari
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

saantvin ye mahagauri
aathvin kaalraatri
hai aathvin kaalraatri
nauvvaan roop hai tera
maayi siddhidhaatri
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

nau durga ki aarti
jo koyi gaave
ye jo koyi gaave
kahe shivanand swami
jag mein sukh paaye
jayo jayo maa jagdambe


What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

17102

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1329
Total Number of movies covered=4609

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