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

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 103 # In Remembrance – Hasrat Jaipuri & Mahendra Kapoor #
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Today’s song is from a debutant movie ‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’. I was longing to introduce this movie on the blog since long but was not able to locate its songs and they seem difficult to find. Now they are available uploaded since last year i.e. 2019. Thanks to the uploader.

‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’ was directed by Kewal Mishra for ‘Bhagyashri Productions, Bombay’. It was a ‘social movie’. It had Som Dutt, Komal, Kanhaiyalal, Shatrughan Sinha, Chaman Puri, Jayshree T., Renu, Sundar, Dhanraj Pahalwan, Rajnath, Bedi Sindhara, Lakshami Arya, Rajan Haksar, Uma Dutt, Y.N. Kapoor, Gopi Tak, Honey Irani, Master Ratan, Mehrunnisaa, Durga Khote and others.

This movie had six songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri and composed by Sonik-Omi. Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, and Komal had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 09.11.1971.

17th September 2020 was the twenty-first Remembrance anniversary of Poet lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri (15.04.1922-17.09.1999). I was looking for a debutant movie then which has lyrics penned by him. However, I could not send my write-up then. Today we are going to introduce this movie ‘Dharti Ki God Mein’ which have all songs penned by Hasrat Jaipuri on the blog.

Today 27th September 2020 is the twelfth Remembrance anniversary of Singer Mahendra Kapoor (09.01.1934-27.09.2008).

‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’ has Mahendra Kapoor’s voice in five songs i.e. in all songs except except one song of the movie. He has sung two solo, two duets and one song having voice of three singers.

As a tribute to Hasrat Jaipuri and Mahendra Kapoor today we listen to this song from the movie ‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’ composed by Sonik-Omi.

Only audio of this song is available and I hope it is full song. Also, I think this movie must have been an obscure movie of its and its songs were forgotten easily.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy this song.

(As mentioned above with this song ‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’ makes its debut on the blog today. (Only ‘one’ movie from alphabet ‘D’ from 1917 remains to be launched now to cover launching of all ‘D’ movies of ‘1971’ on the blog 🙂 )


Song-Desh tera bhagwaan hai tu sun le naujawaan (Dharti Ki God Mein)(1971) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sonik Omi
Chorus

Lyrics

ho o o o o
o o o o o o
ho o o o o
o o o o o o
ho o o o o
o o o o o o
ho o o o o
o o o

desh tera bhagwaan hai
tu sun le naujawaan
is maati mein pyaar bharaa hai
mera Hindustan
o bandhu re ae °° °° °° °° ae
tu pyaar ke beej bichhaa le
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein

ho desh tera bhagwaan hai
tu sun le naujawaan
ho is maati mein pyaar bharaa hai
mera Hindustan

o bandhu re ae °° °° °° °° ae
tu pyaar ke beej bichhaa le
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein ae
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein

ho desh tera bhagwaan hai
tu sun le naujawaan
ho is maati mein pyaar bharaa hai
mera Hindustan

bolen ae re soone soone
ye khet tujhe bolen ae
tu inmein dhaan ugaa aa
dhaan ugaa aa
dhaan ugaaa aa

ho o o o o o
maange ae
re teri mehnat hi desh teraa maange ae
tu ispe jaan ladaa aa
jaan ladaa aa
jaan ladaa aa

ho o o
kuchh kaam to kar le
ho ho
phir jholi bhar le ae

hey hey
kuchh kaam to kar le
ho ho
phir jholi bhar le ae

o mitwaa re ae °° °° °° °° ae
jeewan ko swarg banaa le
are dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein ae
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein

ho desh tera bhagwaan hai
tu sun le naujawaan

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

देश तेरा भगवान् है
तू सुन ले नौजवान
इस माटी में प्यार भरा है
मेरा हिंदुस्तान
ओ बंधू रे ए°° °° °° °° ए
तू प्यार के बीज बिछा ले
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में

हो देश तेरा भगवान् है
तू सुन ले नौजवान
हो इस माटी में प्यार भरा है
मेरा हिंदुस्तान

ओ बंधू रे ए°° °° °° °° ए
तू प्यार के बीज बिछा ले
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में

हो देश तेरा भगवान् है
तू सुन ले नौजवान
हो इस माटी में प्यार भरा है
मेरा हिंदुस्तान

बोले ए रे सूने सूने
ये खेत तुझे बोले ए
तू इनमे धान उगा आ
धान उगा आ
धान उगा आ

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मांगे ए
रे तेरी मेहनत ही देश तेरा मांगे ए
तू इसपे जान लड़ा आ
जान लड़ा आ
जान लड़ा आ

हो ओ ओ
कुछ काम तो कर ले
हो ओ
फिर झोली भर ले ए

हे हे
कुछ काम तो कर ले
हो ओ
फिर झोली भर ले ए

ओ मितवा रे ए ए°° °° °° °° ए
जीवन को स्वर्ग बना ले
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में

हो देश तेरा भगवान् है
तू सुन ले नौजवान


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

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4403 Post No. : 15789

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 51
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Here is the list of six songs that were represented on the blog on 07.08.2010;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ham is khayaal se duniya se door baithe hain … Mr X in Bombay-1964 All songs covered
Jaa jaa jaa chhod de o chhaliyaa Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan -1963 04 songs posted
Chhedaa mere dil ne taraanaa tere pyar kaa Asli Naqli-1962 All songs covered
Koi pyaar ki dekhe jaadugari Kohinoor-1960 All songs covered
Jiyaa sharmaaye nazar jhuki jaaye Dulhan-1958 05 songs posted
Nazron mein samaane se qaraar aa na sakegaa Hyderabad Ki Naazneen-1952 All songs covered

Out of the six movies represented as above we have only two movies eligible for the ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge’ today viz. ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ and ‘Dulhan-1958’.

When our dear Prakash ji sent the lyrics for the today’s song it reminded me that I had watched this movie ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ during my growing years in mid-late seventies.

This movie was screened during the weekly movie-screening at the ‘recreation club’ building of the colony we were staying then. Movies like ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere-1957’, ‘Sant Gyaneshwar-1964’ etc were some of the movie I got to watch during those days.

Though I do not remember the story of this movie ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ now, remembering a few of its songs was no problem as they were embedded in my memory.Recalling these songs and reliving the nostalgia of actor Mahipal’s movies’ during the preparation of this post brought back memories of watching those black and white movies during my childhood days.

This movie had some nice melodious songs and its music was highly enjoyable.

‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ had nine songs, all written by Bharat Vyas. The music was composed by Pandit Shivaram. Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Mahendra Kapoor had sung six solo songs in this movie and only one of them have posted on the blog so far. That gives us five solo songs by Mahendra Kapoor to be posted on the blog. Today we are going to listen one of them.

Manna Dey had sung one solo and Mukesh had one duet with Suman Kalyanpur which has also been posted on the blog. Suman Kalyanpur had solo song other than the duet with Mukesh which has also been posted on the blog.

Following are the four songs from this movie that have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Apne piyaa ki main to bani re joganiya 25.10.2009
Jaa jaa jaa chhod de o chhaliyaa 07.08.2010
Sabko naach nachaane waala 24.11.2011
Nadiya na piye kabhi apna jal 15.05.2015

The song of ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ under discussion is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. It is lip synced by Mahipal. Also seen in the picturization of this song are Anita Guha,Ram Singh and Raja Nene (as noted by Prakash ji).

Lyrics are by Bharat Vyas and music is composed by Pandit Shivaram.

Let us now enjoy today’s song.

Video (Longer)

Audio

Song-Ye duniya banaana aur banaake phir chalaana (Kan Kan Mein Bhagwaan)(1963) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Shivram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi kaa kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai
raat ko hi raat
parbhaat ko parbhaat
shaam hi ko shaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi ka kaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai

jal pe hai thhal aur thhal pe aasmaan hai
phir bhi ek dooje pe na bojh ke samaan hai
jal pe hai thhal aur thhal pe aasmaan hai
phir bhi ek dooje pe na bojh ke samaan hai
ghazab ka ye jahaan hai
bin khambe ka makaan hai ae
ghazab ka ye jahaan hai
bin khambe ka makaan hai
jahaan ka ek ek kan us ka ghulaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi kaa kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai

surya chandra taare apne dharm se naa tal sake
insaan ki majaal kya
jo uskaa kram badal sake
surya chandra taare apne dharm se naa tal sake
insaan ki majaal kya
jo uska kram badal sake
ik phool bhi khiley nahin ik patta bhi hiley nahin
ik phool bhi khiley nahin ik patta bhi hiley nahin
saare jahaan ki uske haath mein lagaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi ka kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai

(Below mentioned lines are there in Video link only)

samadarshi kehlaane waale
pita ka sar jhukta hai
agar mere chhoone se jo bhagwan ka rath rukta hai
sansaar ke rath ko chalaane waalaa
hamko chhale nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een…een

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
रात को ही रात
प्रभात को प्रभात
शाम ही को शाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

जल पे है थल और थल पे आसमान है
फिर भी एक दूजे पे न बोझ के सामान है
जल पे है थल और थल पे आसमान है
फिर भी एक दूजे पे न बोझ के सामान है
ग़ज़ब का ये जहान है
बिन खम्बे का मकान है ए
ग़ज़ब का ये जहान है
बिन खम्बे का मकान है ए
जहाँ का एक एक कण उस का ग़ुलाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

सूर्य चन्द्र तारे अपने धर्म से ना टल सके
इंसान की मजाल क्या
जो उसका क्रम बदल सके
सूर्य चन्द्र तारे अपने धर्म से ना टल सके
इंसान की मजाल क्या
जो उसका क्रम बदल सके
इक फूल भी खिले नहीं इक पत्ता भी हिले नहीं
इक फूल भी खिले नहीं इक पत्ता भी हिले नहीं
सारे जहाँ की उस के हाथ में लगाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

समदर्शी कहलाने वाले
पिता का सर झुकता है
अगर मेरे छूने से जो भगवन का रथ रुकता है
संसार के रथ को चलाने वाला
हमको छले नहीं… ईं
वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं

वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं

वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं


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

Blog Day :

4377 Post No. : 15721 Movie Count :

4333

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 96#
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In the mission of covering ‘movies with same title’ on the blog, today’s song introduces ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’, which is making its debut on the blog today with this song. We already have a movie ‘Har Har Mahadev’ of the year ‘1950’ on the blog.

‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ a ‘mythological movie’ was directed by Chandrakant for ‘Joy Films’. Chandrakant was also the producer of this movie. It had Dara Singh, Jayshree Gadkar, Padma Khanna, Uma, Aruna Irani, Sujata, Gopi Kishan, Satyajeet, Abhi Bhattacharya, Randhawa, Shahu Modak, Asit Sen, Babu Raje, Arvind Pandya, Azad, Master Tito, Suryakumar, Ratnamala, Himmat Singh Chauhan, Dilip Dutt, Vishwas Kunthe, Hercules, Polsan, Moolchand, Rajrani, Saudagar Singh, Jagdish Raj, V.Gopal, Pal Sharma, Radheshyam, Rinku, Narmada Shankar, Anil Kumar, Dhanraj Pehalwan, Minal Mehta, Uma Khosla, Manjiri Desai, Devyani Thakkar, Sarita Devi, Shri Bhagwan, Sitaram, Shery, Kedar Saigal, Thakur G.S. and others. Sumitra Devi made a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Pragji Dosa and dialogues were written by Ramesh Pande. Editing of this movie was done by Ram Khade and Vithoba Surve.

This movie had as many as seven songs in it written by Kavi Pradeep and music composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Singers Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Aziz Nazan and Kanchan had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by censor board on 22.08.1974.

Dara Singh played the role of Mahadev in this movie. Today 12th July 2020 is the eighth remembrance anniversary (19.11.1928- 12.07.2012) of this most loved personality of Indian Cinema.

He is mostly remembered and loved for the mythological character of ‘Hanuman’, he also played Bhagwan Shiv in some of the movies viz. ‘Tulsi Vivaah-1971’, ‘Hari Darshan-1972’, and ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ (as per information available on ‘wiki’).

Remembering him today on his Remembrance Day and paying our tributes to him with this song picturised on him where he as Mahadev is seen in his ‘dhyan mudra’ while Jayshree Gadkar as devi Parvati is also seen.

This song a ‘shiv stuti bhajan’ is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and on screen it is lip sync by Babu Raje (playing ‘Narad muni’ here) and another actor whom I am unable to identify. There are many other artists who are performing in this wonderful song.

Let us now enjoy this song written by Kavi Pradeep ji in this auspicious month of ‘shraavan’ which is already in progression in some parts of the country and about to begin in next week in other parts of the country.

With this song ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ makes its debut on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Bolo Shiv Shambhu Shambhu bam bam bam (Har Har Mahadev)(1974) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

are gaao re ae ae ae
ye naam hardam
ye naam hardam
jab tak hai ae
bhaai dam mein dam
bhaai dam mein dam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

hey pralaynkar
bheem bhayankar
hey prabhushankar swaami ee
he prabhushankar swaami ee
he vishweshwar
he parmeshwar
ishwar antaryaami ee
ishwar antaryaami ee
ye dhun hai ae ae ae
uttam anupam
uttam anupam
saare jag ke ae
yahi pitaa param
yahi pitaa param
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

shiv akaam hai
dayaa dhaam hai
shiv ka naam hai sanyam
shiv ka naam hai sanyam
shivji hain mukti
shivji hain shakti
shivji hain bhakti ka sangam
shivji hain bhakti ka sangam
shiv mahimaa aa aa aa
mat samjho kam
mat samjho kam
mit jaayenge duniyaa ke gham
duniya ke gham
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bam bam bam
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

अरे गाओ रे ए ए ए
ये नाम हरदम
ये नाम हरदम
जब तक है ए
भाई दम में दम
भाई दम में दम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हे प्रलयंकर
भीम भयंकर
हे प्रभुशंकर स्वामी ई
हे प्रभुशंकर स्वामी ई
हे विश्वेश्वर
हे परमेश्वर
इश्वर अन्तर्यामी ई
इश्वर अन्तर्यामी ई
ये धुन है ए ए ए
उत्तम अनुपम
उत्तम अनुपम
सारे जग के
यही पिता परम
यही पिता परम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

शिव अकाम है
दया धाम है
शिव का नाम है संयम
शिव का नाम है संयम
शिवजी है मुक्ति
शिवजी है शक्ति
शिवजी है भक्ति का संगम
शिवजी है भक्ति का संगम
शिव महिमा आ आ आ
मत समझो कम
मत समझो कम
मिट जायेंगे दुनिया के ग़म
दुनिया के ग़म
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बम बम बम
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम


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Blog Day : 4173 Post No. : 15347

“Man Ka Meet” (1968) was produced by Sunil Dutt and directed by A Subba Rao for Ajanta Arts Production, Bombay. The movie had Som Dutt, Leena Chandavarkar, Vinod Khanna, Om Prakash, Rajendra Nath, Anwar, Jeevan, Achala Sachdev, Sandhya Rani etc in it.

The movie, which was used as a launch vehicle for Som Dutt (brother of Sunil Dutt), instead helped launch the career of Vinod Khanna, who was another debutant, who played the villain in the movie.

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

Here is the second song from “Man Ka Meet” (1968) to appear in the blog. This song is a get together dance performance song. The picturisatin shows Som Dutt lip syncing in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice while a cabarat dance is being performed by Helen look alike dancer Madhumati (I guess). I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her. Almost the entire star cast of the movie is watching the performance. We can identify Vinod Khanna, Anwar Hussain, Om Prakash, Leena Chandawarkar, Shammi Aunty etc among the audience. The audience finds the song so melodious that they start dancing towards the end of the song.

Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

This song is the 300th song from movies released in 1968. Movies released in this year had 458 songs. So another 158 movie songs from this year remain to be covered in the blog.


Song-Kaise kaise ye jalwe dikhaaye Raam jee (Man Ka Meet)(1968) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

kaise kaise
kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain
tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain
tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise

dekho ji ye desi ghodi chale videshi chaal
dekho ji ye desi ghodi chale videshi chaal
na chunri na ghoonghat sar par
aadhe aadhe baal
arre o o
o o o
o o o
kaisi furr furr
o kaisi furr furr kamariya hilaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise

ye bhi kaise log jo dekhen besharmi ka mela
deewaanon ke aage roye kab tak jaat akela
roye kab tak jaat akela
raama ho o o
o o o
o o o
ye bhi kaise log jo dekhen besharmi ka mela
deewaanon ke aage roye kab tak jaat akela
kaun andhe ko
kaun andhe ko darpan dikhaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haay raam ji
kaise kaise
ho kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise
hurr
haa
hurr hurr
hurr
ha


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Blog Day : 4014 Post No. : 15121

“Tulsi Vivaah”(1971) was was directed by Chandrakant for Tulsi Films, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Jayshree Gadkar, Randhawa, Geetanjali, Abhi Bhattacharya, Aazaad, Anita Guha, Rajan Haksar etc in it.

This religious movie had fourteen songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Tulsi Vivaah”(1971) to appear in the blog. this song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and chorus. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picrurised as a melancholic background song as Jayshree Gadkar (playing Tulsi) is shown suffering throughout the picturisation.


Song-Chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani teri bhi kya zindagaani (Tulsi Vivaah)(1971) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani
teri bhi kya zindgaani
o o chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani
teri bhi kya zindgaani
o o
dukh ki chita par jalti jawaani
teri bhi kya hai kahaani
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

sir par tapasya ki bindiya lagaa kar
balidaan aankhon mein bhar ke
dharti ke upar preetam ki khaatir
jeeti hai tu mar mar ke
o o
kurbaani ki zinda nishaani
teri bhi kya hai kahaani
o o
chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani
teri bhi kya zindgani
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

haathon mein tere samarpan ke kangna
haathon mein tere samarpan ke kangna
pairon mein tyaag ki paayal
phir bhi o devi kya teri kismat
jeewan hai tera ghaayal
o o aansu mein doobi ghar ki raani
teri bhi kya hai kahaani
o o
chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani(aa aa aa aa)
teri bhi kya zindgaani (aa aa aa aa)
teri bhi kya zindgani(aa aa aa aa)
teri bhi kya zindagaani(aa aa aa aa)


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Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15101 Movie Count :

4146

Missing Films of 1960s – 112
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Cricket is a distraction par excellence. 🙂  I am sure most of us bandwagoneers will agree.

That we are approaching the 151st century of songs on the blog, was being exchanged between Atul ji and myself for quite some days now. But the fact that we are also approaching the completion of the 4th millennium of no. of days of existence, almost went completely un-noticed by either of us. It was like just three or four days ago, that the tubelight came on in my mind. I immediately wrote to Atul ji. And equally immediately we agreed that we are on a threshold milestone that is more significant than the 151st century of songs.

Pondering on how to impress the importance of this event, we went back and forth with a couple of ideas. Of course, the idea that we should combine the 4th mega-day with the 151st C, was the immediate conclusion. And the century song was then scheduled for 1st July, and we decided to pace out the required interim posts so that we accomplish this combination.

Now we had already identified the century song, and Atul ji was already in preparation with the environment friendly post. The song – I had already suggested to Atul ji, and we had agreed to bring on “Main Mar Gai Garmi Se” as the crucial link in this scheme to bring home the message of global warming and connect it to the environment friendliness objective. But then Atul ji came up with a counter thought. The song itself is a June song, and we will be overstepping into July if we post it on the 4,000th day. Now what to do? After a brief exchange, we agreed that we will post this song on 30th June, on the 3,999th day and then figure out another special for 1st July. The decision then also put us in a scramble, because then we had four more posts to make this June song hit the date of 30th June. So then both of us weighed in, in favor of making these four posts (plus the century post, making it five) happen on Sunday, split as three posts by me and two by Atul ji.

I prepared the current latest post by Arun ji, and scheduled it for early morning release on Sunday. And then I worked the afternoon and evening to make two more posts, adding into two of my ongoing series – one for the repeat songs and one for the sleepless nights.

And then, of course we know what transpired on Sunday. India lost by 30 runs against England – personally I believe it could have been done, but then that is me, commenting, watching from thousands of miles away. In short, cricket otherwise consumed the attention and our combined target of 5 posts slipped by 2.

So in the morning, I get an email from Atul ji. Quite matter of fact indeed, that he was not able to make any posts yesterday, and that although it is July now, but the garmi still justifies the song, and that we are happy we combine 4M + 151C today. So the following is what I wrote back to him reassuringly –

Yes, in our part of the country, where monsoons have not yet arrived, the heat is sweltering and quite intense. The song is still very appropriate.

And btw, it is still June in the US. It will be June in Midway Islands, Samoa till 4.30 pm (IST) today. And overall, the month of June 2019 will remain on this planet till 5.30 (IST) pm, when finally midnight crosses over the International Date Line. :D) :D)

Atul ji agreed. If you notice the time of posting of the 151C song – it is 4.50 PM (IST). We made it well within the transmogrified target, with 40 minutes to spare. Meaning that the month of June was still alive on this planet when 151C got posted. The final edge of the midnight crossed over the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean 40 minutes after the posting, finally closing the month of June 2019 from everywhere on earth. Talk about close shaves. 😀 😀

But another notable mention still needs to be made.  In this exchange, Atul ji also expressed that he was not feeling very good about the amount of significance that he wants to bring in to this milestone of 4M days. He said it is not feeling weighty enough. So then I suggested that let us follow this 151C post with another post that brings is one more very significant song, and celebration, to add to the 4M festivities. And that I have the very thing planned for the 151C+1 post in any case, to be brought on to blog on 2nd July. So let me explain. Maybe some of you may have noticed. Whenever we reach a century post milestone, that milestone stays on for that entire day. Meaning we don’t follow up with any other post that day, to ensure that the century celebration stays on for at least one full day. When I explained the content I had planned for this 151C+1 post, he readily agreed to make an exception to this convention of keeping the day free after publishing a century post.

So excuse me for the long drawn intro – I believe the prelude circumstances were quite interesting enough to merit this story being told. 🙂 🙂

So what is special about this post – the 112th in the series of ‘Missing Films of 1960s?

Two reasons. Firstly, based on all the research and explorations that I have been able to make regarding the missing films list of 1960s that Ben Katie prepared as my homework, and based on all the material that I have been able to trace and ferret out, today’s post is the grand finale, of this series. Meaning that, given everything that I have been able to lay my hands on, this is truly the last film that can be presented in this series. So we have a marathon series of 112 episodes, lasting for 3 years, 9 months and 2 days, coming to a close today.

And secondly, the rarity of the song that is being presented today. The quality of rarity of this song in my opinion, actually goes beyond the rarest of the rare. Today’s song, for whatever it is worth, comes into play, where everyone related to Hindi film music has been resigned to the fact that this film, ‘Hawa Mahal’ of 1962 – it does not have any, and I mean ANY, surviving songs available. In a situation where the absence of songs is an established and accepted fact, when one is able to trace out something, even a partial song, that is indeed a matter of a resounding celebration. A little later in this post, I will explain the how this came about.

Let us quickly get over with the numbers first. Ben Katie started work on compiling the list of missing films from 1960s (1961-1970) by comparing the listing in GK Vol 4 and the list of songs posted on our blog. That was in November of 2014. She sent out the first draft listing to myself, Arun ji and the rest of the team for a quick review and update cycle. The review and update part did happen, but the ‘quick’ part did not. 🙂 Anyways, after setting up, reviewing and inserting special remarks for some films as required, we came up with the following numbers,

Total listed as released films               >>          942

No. of films present on blog                 >>          695
(at the time of finalizing the list)

No. of films still to be posted               >>          247
(at the time of finalizing the list)

So 247 was the count to be tackled, when I started working on this series. The first episode was aired on 30th Sep, 2015, and the movie presented in that first episode is ‘Muraad’ of 1961. Initially, I tried to stick to the sequence in which these films appear in the Geet Kosh. But not strictly all the way through – quite a few times I would break the sequence, based on availability issues or demands of some special event such as anniversaries etc.

As is apparent from the episode number, I have been able to bring onboard 112 films (including today’s ‘Hawa Mahal’). The following table gives the details of this analysis, by year within this decade.

Year Movies Released Included in the Blog To Be   Posted Series Posting Other Postings Films  Pending
1961 104 92 12 5 1 6
1962 93 61 32 15 3 14
1963 89 68 21 5 4 12
1964 99 78 21 9 5 7
1965 100 70 30 14 5 11
1966 103 80 23 9 10 4
1967 83 58 25 16 5 4
1968 72 53 19 8 6 5
1969 97 65 32 13 10 9
1970 102 70 32 18 7 7
 Totals 942 695 247 112 56 79

The first three columns (after the year column) give the status as of the compilation and analysis done by Ben Katie, at the beginning of this exercise, i.e. November of 2014. The next two columns give the data on postings for the particular year, after this exercise is set in motion. Interesting to note that at total of 56 songs of this decade got posted on the blog, outside of this series, during the same period. The last column gives the no. of films which are not yet available, and I mean, not available from any source, period. As far as my search of the past almost four years reveals, songs of these films are not available anywhere in public domain. I could be wrong, and oh boy, I will be the happiest person to be told that I am wrong 🙂 .

As per the last column, we are still short by 79 films from this decade. I am giving below the list of films that have remained untraceable even after continued effort of almost 4 years. The listing is by year in the decade.

Year   Balance movies Information
1961 1 Chatrapati Shivaji Children’s Film Society of India
2 Flight to Assam
3 Howrah Express
4 Mahavat
5 Tanhaai
6 Teen Ustad
1962 1 Aalha Udal
2 Balidan
3 Bijli Chamke Jamuna Paar
4 Deccan Queen
5 Fakiron Ki Basti
6 Hamen Bhi Jeene Do
7 Hamen Khelne Do Children’s Film Society of India
8 Jai Ho Mohabbat Ki
9 Madam Zapatta
10 Meri Bahen
11 Mohabbat Zindabad
12 Nadira
13 Raj Nandini
14 Rang Raliyan
1963 1 Deepak Children’s Film Society of India
2 Flying Horse (Udta Ghoda)
3 House Holder, The (Gharbaar)
4 Jai Jagannath
5 Junglee Raja
6 Kala Ghoda
7 Kala Jadoo
8 King of Carnival
9 Maya Mahal
10 Mr. Toofan
11 Raj Mahal
12 Tarzan And Gorilla
1964 1 Arab Ka Lal
2 Hukum Ka Ekka (Ace of Spades)
3 Khushnasib
4 Pahadi Jawan
5 Rahul Children’s Film Society of India
6 Raju Aur Gangaram (Boy & the Parrot) Children’s Film Society of India
7 Son of Hurcules
1965 1 Accident
2 Anmol Moti Children’s Film Society of India
3 Flying Man (Hawaii Insaan)
4 Kapurush-O-Mahapurush
5 Kite Fight (Wo kaata) Children’s Film Society of India
6 Kutte Ki Kahani Children’s Film Society of India
7 Main Bhi Maa Hoon
8 Mehbooba
9 Nartaki Chitra
10 Panch Ratan
11 Shahi Raqaasa
1966 1 Bahadur Dakoo
2 Chanchal Ka Swapna Children’s Film Society of India
3 Kazaki Children’s Film Society of India
4 Professor X
1967 1 Bhakta Prahlad
2 Maya Sundari
3 Naya Rasta
4 Rajoo Sachhe Moti-62 was re-released as Rajoo-67
1968 1 C.I.D. Agent 302
2 Lahu Pukarega
3 London Express
4 Mata Mahakali
5 Ram Aur Rahim Dubbed?
1969 1 Beti Yumhare Jaisi unavailable
2 Bhuvan Shome Songless Film
3 Danka
4 Ittefaaq Songless Film
5 Jungle King
6 Rakhi Rakhi
7 Rambhakt Hanuman
8 Sara Akash Songless Film
9 S.O.S. Jasoos 007
1970 1 Chalbaaz Leader
2 C.I.D. 999 in Goa
3 Do Thug
4 Heere Ki Titli Children’s Film Society of India
5 Muqabala
6 Qatil
7 Uski Roti Songless Film

The request for all readers and friends is to please check the above list. In case there is any information available about the songs of any of these 79 films, please, please, please share it with us.

So having dealt with the numbers and having told the story of pending films, let me now come to the song being presented today.  The film ‘Hawa Mahal’ of 1962 is produced by Ramesh Vyas, under the banner of Navkala Niketan, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The main cast of actors is listed as Ranjan, Helen, Tiwari, Baboo Raje, Ramavtar, Bela Bose, Jugnu, Shyam, and Prakash amongst others.

There are six songs listed in the Geet Kosh. The name of lyricist is not given. Also, the names of the singers are not listed. Music direction is by Avinash Vyas. The singing voices used in this film are of Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor, however assignment to individual songs is not indicated.

Now coming to the mystery of songs of this film. In my search for the songs of this film, I could establish one thing. No gramophone records of the songs of this film are available anywhere. The general response from the premier collectors is that no 78 rpm records of this film were created. I was quite disappointed. With names like Helen and Bela Bose in the cast of actors, the film being of the ‘jaadugar saiyyaan’ types abracadabra of magic and fantasy, the music of Avinash Vyas, the singing voices identified – I was eagerly expecting some wonderful songs to be harvested from a film like this. But my search kept turning up a naught wherever I would be inquiring.

Then maybe three or so years ago, I espied a VCD release of this film with a VCD/DVD dealer in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. I just pounced at it, and bought it. Getting home, with an anxious expectation, I put on my laptop to play. I could not believe my eyes. The film runs its complete length, and NOT A SINGLE SONG is existing in the film. I was devastated. I ran the film again – maybe I had dozed off when the songs were playing. But no, even the second more careful screening did not turn up any songs. I ran the disc a third time, and carefully looked at sequence of scenes. And sure enough, I was able to detect three or four places, where the narrative jumps, and the scene makes up as if there would have been a song here. The realization struck me – all the songs had been edited out of the film. I was furious, cursing the VCD manufacturer’s apathy towards lovers of music, trying to cut down run time of the film to fit on the disk, वगैरह, वगैरह.

I tried once again – bought another disc, but still no songs. Now I was obsessed in trying to get to the source material of this film – the VHS tapes. In my search for the same, in India, as well as outside India, I was successful in procuring three different copies of the VHS tapes of this film from different sources. Imagine my horror, when I found that even the VHS tapes were bereft of any songs.

I was confused, angry and anxious. I started talking to my collector friends, asking them if they had any information on why such a fate had befallen this film. No one had any clue. The Geet Kosh does not carry any additional footnotes, remarks or corrigenda about this film. I was in total despair. Six songs listed, the film is available, and not one song is traceable.

The Geet Kosh lists only three actors – Ranjan, Helen and Tiwari. Just came to my mind, and I carefully viewed the credits at the beginning to get more complete information. One thing struck me as very peculiar. The name of the MD is given, names of two playback singers are given. But there is no name listed for the songwriter. I carefully checked it twice – sure enough the name of the lyricist is not in the credits. My mind then surmised this possibility that before the release of this film, some trouble must have brewed between the producer and the songwriter. No settlement could be reached through mediation, and the songwriter probably took the legal recourse, and got an order from the courts to disallow use of the songs written by him, in the film. The producer must have been forced to give up the rights to the songs. The same got deleted from the film, and as well, no gramophone records were manufactured. And the producer then also deleted the reference to the songwriter’s name in the credits. All well for them, but the music lovers have lost an unheard treasure.

Some month ago, for no reason, I picked up this disc, and started viewing it, simply as timepass, and to get the hang of the storyline. There is an evil magician living at the bottom of the ocean. He has fairies and mermaids as his attendants. He is collecting human skulls – when he will get to 100, he will achieve power to conquer the three worlds. Helen is one of the fairies that lures unsuspecting ‘aadam jaat’ male humans with her charm, and once entrapped, they are tied up and taken to the bottom of the ocean. One day, she lays a trap, and who would walk in but the hero of the film – Ranjan. She promptly falls in love with him, and sets him free, does not take him to her magician master. The news spreads in the underwater world, and the magician imprisons her. Her human beloved gets to know the story, and with his friends, goes down to free Helen. There is standard stuff of fights, fist fights and sword fights which seem to go on and on and on. There is a spaceship which is shaped like a palace – ‘Hawa Mahal’ for you. Ranjan defeats the magician and escapes from the underwater world in this spaceship, with Helen, and his friends. A happy ending for all. Lot of magic stuff happens throughout the film.

This time around, I watched this film in its entirety, right up to ‘THE END’. And that is where the magic happened. I discovered a partial song, right at the end of the film. It seems when the editor spliced out the songs from the main body of the film, he simply forgot that one partial song has been used in the closing minutes of the film. The discovery flabbergasted me – at least now we have one sampler from this film.

The singing voice is Mahendra Kapoor. The clip is a segment of the song, just over a minute in length. But goodness what a wonderful melody this turns out to be. One can only imagine what may have been the quality of songs if this is a representative sample. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

So then I upload this one minute clip, containing one complete stanza, and make for this post. This discovery is no less than any other rarest of rare songs. The world of collectors had given up on this film and its songs. But then we now have one half song, discovered quite by accident, giving a flavor of what could have been.

And with this startling discovery, I suspend further publications in this series. I say suspend, because I want to leave the door open for the possibility that any of the remaining 79 films of this decade, may turn up, only God knows where and when.

The wait will never end.

 

Song – Taaron Bhari Raat Hai  (Hawa Mahal) (1962) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

nai nai manzil hai
naya naya geet hai
poori hui aarzoo
mann ka mila meet hai
miley aaj humsafar
kal ki hai kya khabar
miley aaj humsafar
kal ki hai kya khabar
palken jhuka ke keh de
mann mein kya baat hai

taaron bhari raat hai
ghunghat mein chaand hai
akhiyaan mila ke keh de
mann mein kya baat hai. . .
taaron bhari raat hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नई नई मंज़िल है
नया नया गीत है
पूरी हुई आरज़ू
मन का मिला मीत है
मिले आज हमसफर
कल की है क्या खबर
मिले आज हमसफर
कल की है क्या खबर
पलकें झुका के कह दे
मन में जो बात है

तारों भरी रात है
घूँघट में चाँद है
अखियाँ मिला के कह दे
मन में क्या बात है॰ ॰ ॰
तारों भरी रात है

 


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Blog Day : 3921 Post No. : 14986

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 28
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Looking at 13th April of ten years ago, the post score card was six songs.

Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi Aawaara 1951
Teri Duniya Me Jeene Se To Behtar Hai Ke Mar Jaayen House No 44 1955
Tu Kahan Ye Bataa Is Nasheeli Raat Mein Tere Ghar Ke Saamne 1963
Iktara Bole Yaadgaar 1970
O Neele Parbaton Ki Dhaara Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969
Prem Kahaani Me Ik Ladka Hota Hai Prem Kahaani 1975

Two of the six films represented that day had made their debut – ‘House No. 44’ (1955) and ‘Yaadgaar’ (1970). Of the six films, five are already yippeee’d over the past 10 years. The one film that still awaits all its songs to be posted is ‘Yaadgaar’. Today, we bring to fore the fourth third song of this film, from a total of six songs listed.

Manoj Kumar, having started his career in 1958 with films like ‘Panchaayat’ and ‘Sahaara’, turned a writer and a producer less than a decade later. His first venture was ‘Shaheed’ in released 1965. The film was directed by S Ram Sharma under the banner of KPK Movies, Bombay. Then in 1967, under the new banner of Vishal International, he produced and directed ‘Upkar’. Coming close on the heels of the 1965 conflict with Pakistan, and the sudden demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Jan 1966, this film rode a wave of popularity on the sentiments of nationalism and social integration, and became one of the major blockbusters of the 1960s. The film also established the image and tag name of Mr. Bharat for him.

In 1970, he followed it up with ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, again from his own banner of Vishal International, another film that is on the same theme of nationalism and Indian culture, further strengthening that image. The fact that the title role he played in these two films has the name ‘Bharat’ helped a lot, of course.

In 1970 came another film that followed in the footsteps of his earlier creations, with the similar socially relevant theme of nationalism and Indian culture. Although not from the banner of Vishal International (the production house was Kunal Chitra, Bombay), the film was directed by S Ram Sharma, an old friend who had also directed ‘Shaheed’ of 1965. As with ‘Shaheed’, the story and screenplay is written by Manoj Kumar himself.

The cast of actors for this film is listed as Nutan, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal, Mehmood (Junior), Madan Puri, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Lalita Chatterjee, Asit Sen, Lakshmichaya, Shammi, Manmohan, Paulson, Jayshree, Kuljeet, Renu, Raj Kishore, Harbans Pape, Kirti Behal, Manohar, Naidu, Beerbal, Hansraj, Shrinath, Mohan Jerry, Dubey, Sabeena, Manohar Gosvai, Kesho Rana, Brahm Bhardwaj, Sobati, Aleeja, Genius, Darshan M, Ravikant, Chandra, Mohan Chhotu, Narbada Shankar, and Ramlal etc. One cannot help but notice a set of names that had had become regular in the cast of actors in his films – Kamini Kaushal, Pran, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra, Asit Sen, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Manmohan, Shammi etc.

The theme song of this film is “Iktaara Bole, Sun Sun Kya Kahe Ye Tumse”. The song was a major hit in its time, as the film tried to address the malaise of degradation of social values in the Indian society. The song touches upon a series of topics like population, corruption in routine life, fashion, cold war and deteriorating relations between nations, political leaders, religious dogmas etc. The theme runs in parallel to the romantic love interest between Manoj Kumar and Nutan, touching also upon the class/caste conflict in the society.

This song carries forward this message of class/caste conflict and the desire for social equality. The scenario relates to the class conflict in religion. A number of people are waiting outside a temple, to enter and to worship theie God. But the pujari (priest) at the temple, temporarily halts the entry of devotees into the temple, as the chief patron of the temple is expected shortly. Rana Shamsher Singh (role played by Tiwari) is the rich man who has provided the funding for the temple, and so the temple is known by his name – Rana Mandir. As other devotees wait to enter the temple, a war of words breaks out between Bhanu (name of the role played by Manoj Kumar, thankfully not Bharat, as in ‘Upkar’ and ‘Purab Aur Paschim’) and Rana, which turns into this song that tells about God and his relationship to His devotees. The words tell that God is not necessarily housed in the temple, and that He also manifests Himself in many other locations and endeavors that also involve the poor and the downtrodden of the society.

The words of this song are from the pen of Indeewar, who also wrote the iconic “Kasme Waade Pyaar Wafa Sab. . .” for Manoj Kumar’s ‘Upkar’. The music is by Kalyanji Anandji. This music director duo was the regular MDs for Manoj Kumar’s films – ‘Upkar’, ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ and ‘Yaadgar’. But come 1972, Manoj Kumar switched to Laxmikant Pyaarelal with his next venture ‘Shor’.

The singing voice is of Mahendra Kapoor, the playback singer that Manoj Kumar preferred for himself. Listen to this typical ‘Bharat’ message that helped further strengthen the image of Mr Bharat.

Song – Wo Khet Mein Milega, Khalihaan Mein Milega  (Yaadgaar) (1970) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus
Tiwari

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)

aaye jahaan bhagwaan se pehle
kisi dhanwaan ka naam
us mandir ke dwaar khade khud
royen krishna aur raam

dhanwaan ko pehle miley
bhagwaan ke darshan
darshan ko tarastaa rahey
jo bhakt ho nirdhan
ye dakshina ki reet
ye pandon ke chhalaawe
dukaan mein biktey huye
mandir ke chadhaawe
aise hi agar
aise hi agar dharm ka vyaapar
chalega
bhagwaan ka duniya mein
koi naam na legaa
aisi jageh pe jaa ke tu kuchh bhi na paayega
bhagwaan aisa mandir khud chhod jaayegaa
chhod jaayega
chhod jaayega

bhagwaan raana mandir mein nahin
to aur kahaan milegaa

wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande..ae
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milegaa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa

dhanwaan jo hai jhoothha..aa
ho ho o o 
shaitaan ke baraabar
aa aa aa aa
nirdhan agar hai sachchaa
bhagwaan ke baraabar
wo dhong mein nahin hai
imaan mein milegaa..aa
wo khet mein milegaa

ganga se bhi hai paawan
ho ho o o 
mazdoor ka paseena
aa aa aa aa
paani na koi samjhe
anmol ye nagina
aise hi paseenon ke nirmaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein milegaa

geeta sunaa rahaa hai..ae
aawaaz mein kalon ki..ee
taqdeer likh rahaa hai
nokon se wo halon ki..ee
mazdoor mein milegaa aa
wo kisaan mein ae milegaa aa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega..aa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega

bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)
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आये जहां भगवान से पहले
किसी धनवान का नाम
उस मंदिर के द्वार खड़े खुद
रोयें कृष्ण और राम

धनवान को पहले मिले
भगवान् के दर्शन
दर्शन को तरसता रहे
जो भक्त हो निर्धन
ये दक्षिणा कि रीत
ये पंडों के छलावे
दूकान में बिकते हुए
मंदिर के चढ़ावे
ऐसे ही अगर॰॰र
ऐसे ही अगर धर्म का व्यापार चलेगा
भगवान् का दुनिया में
कोई नाम ना लेगा
ऐसी जगह पे जाके तू कुछ भी न पायेगा
भगवान् ऐसा मंदिर खुद छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा

(भगवान् राणा मंदिर में नहीं
तो और कहाँ मिलेगा)

वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में ए मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे॰॰ए
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

धनवान जो है झूठा॰॰आ
हो हो ओ ओ
शैतान के बराबर
आ आ आ आ
निर्धन अगर है सच्चा
भगवान् के बराबर
वो ढोंग में नहीं है
ईमान में मिलेगा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गंगा से भी है पावन
हो हो ओ ओ
मजदूर का पसीना
आ आ आ आ
पानी न कोई समझे
अनमोल ये नगीना
ऐसे ही पसीनों के निर्माण में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गीता सुना रहा है॰॰ए
आवाज़ में कलों कि॰॰ई
तकदीर लिख रहा है
नोकों से वो हलों की॰॰ई
मजदूर में मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो किसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ     
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा


भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा

 


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Blog Day : 3876 Post No. : 14898

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 10
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Today is 27 february 2019. The day is almost over and the first post of the day is just about coming up. Things were much different on this day ten years ago. On that day (27 february 2009), as many as seven songs were covered. Those were the days when I would discuss six or seven sog a day with ease, and a century of songs would come up in sixteen days or so.

Even I am surprised at the level of energy motivation and passion that I used to possess those days. 🙂

Coming to this day ten years ago, as many as seven songs were covered. Six of these movies have been YIPPEED by now. The only unyippeed movie from that day is “Kaajal”(1965).

“Kaajal”(1965) was directed by Ram Maheshwari for Kalpanalok, Bombay. The movie had Meena Kumari, Raj Kumar, Dharmendra, Padmini, Sailesh Kumar, Helen, Durga Khoy=te, Jageerdar, Tiwari, Mahendra, Gopal Sahgal, Tuntun, Keshav Rana, Madhu Apte, Abhimanyu Sharma, Polson, Rajan Kapoor, Mumtaz, Mehmood etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Eight songs from the movie have been covered in the past. The movie made its debut in the blog on this day ten years ago with the song Tora man darpan kahlaaye.

I had not watched any movies in movie halls from 1972 to 1977. Only after I reached College and got “freedom” that I began to watch movies with a vengeance, as if to make up for lost time. It was during this movie watching spree that I watched “Kaajal” (1965) in 1978 or 1979 in a movie hall called Ratan Talkies in Ranchi. So that was nearly forty years ago. I think that this cinema hall no longer exists. If we have any Ranchi based readers then I request the to help confirm or refute this fact.

When I watched the movie, I kept getting surprised repeatedly by the feeling-“arre, ye gaana is film ka hai”. The movie was full of well known timeless classic songs. Base somewhere in a neighbouring state, Raja too independently felt the same way when he watched this movie.

Coming to today’s song, it is a “shringaar” ras song which is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi, whom I had begun to regard as a creator of conic songs, thanks to a plethora of sungs composed by him that had ended up becoming timeless classics.

This song is picturised on Dharmendra and Padmini. Incidentally, This movie was the first occasion for me to watch Dharmendra, Padmini and many others.

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


Song-Muddat ki tamannaaon ka sila (Kaajal)(1965) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

muddat ki tamannaaon ka sila
jazbaat ko ab mil jaane do
muddat ki tamannaaon ka sila
jazbaat ko ab mil jaane do
jis tarah mili hai do roohen
us tarah se lab mil jaane do
muddat ki tamannaaon ka sila

seene se hataa do aanchal ko
shaane se jhatak do zulfon ko
seene se hataa do aanchal ko
shaane se jhatak do zulfon ko
shaane se jhatak do zulfon ko
jaati huyi rangeen ghadiyon ko
rukne ka sabab mil jaane do
muddat ki tamannaaon ka sila

in paak gunaahon ki ghadiyaan
aati hai magar har raat nahin
in paak gunaahon ki ghadiyaan
aati hai magar har raat nahin
aati hai magar har raat nahin
is raat mein sab kho jaane do
is raat mein sab mil jaane do
muddat ki tamannaaon ka sila

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मुद्दत की तमन्नाओं का सिला
जज़्बात को अब मिल जाने दो
मुद्दत की तमन्नाओं का सिला
जज़्बात को अब मिल जाने दो
जिस तरह मिली है दो रूहें
उस तरह से लब मिल जाने दो
मुद्दत की तमन्नाओं का सिला

सीने से हटा दो आँचल को
शाने से झटक दो जुल्फों को
सीने से हटा दो आँचल को
शाने से झटक दो जुल्फों को ओ
शाने से झटक दो जुल्फों को
जाती हुयी हंगीन घड़ियों को
रुकने का सबब मिल जाने दो
मुद्दत की तमन्नाओं का सिला

इन पाक गुनाहों कि घड़ियाँ
आती है मगर हर रात नहीं
इन पाक गुनाहों कि घड़ियाँ
आती है मगर हर रात नहीं ई
आती है मगर हर रात नहीं
इस रात में सब खो जाने दो
इस रात में सब मिल जाने दो
मुद्दत की तमन्नाओं का सिला


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

Blog Day :

3827 Post No. : 14832 Movie Count :

4056

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 78 # Singer – Mahendra Kapoor #
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Today 9th January is the birth anniversary of Singer Mahendra Kapoor (9 January 1934 – 27 September 2008). Had he been alive today he would have been eighty-five years old.

On today’s occasion here is a song from the 1972 movie ‘Maalik’ sung by Mahendra Kapoor and composed by Kalyanji -Anandji. Lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan.

I have vague memories of watching this film on ‘Doordarshan’ and do not remember it now. In my childhood I had been hearing this song ‘Kanhaiyya Kanhaiyya Tujhe Aana Padega’ on loud speakers during the ‘Janmashtami’ festival. This song was very popular in those years. And after watching this movie ‘Maalik’ on ‘Doordarshan’ around 1983-1985, I came to know it was from this movie. However today on the occasion of birth anniversary of Singer Mahendra Kapoor, I am presenting herewith another Krishna song from the same film.

‘Maalik’ was directed by A Bhim Singh for Bharat Movies, Madras. It was produced by Vasu Menon. It had Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, Deven Verma, Sonia Sahni, Bipin Gupta, Shivraj, Umesh Sharma, NS Bedi, Prem Kumar, Kabir Kumar, Baby Pinki and Ashok Kumar (in a special appearance). Story for this movie was written by Balamurugan. Dialogues of this movie were written by Rajinder Krishan (who also wrote the lyrics for all songs in this movie). Editing of this movie was done by A Paul Doraisingam. NS Bedi was also the dialogue director of this movie. This movie was passed by the Censor Board on 26.10.1972.

Rajesh Khanna played a different role in this movie from what was expected from him then and that too when he was on the peak of his career. May be because of that the movie didn’t fare well at the box-office, and may be because people might not have like to watch Rajesh Khanna in this type of role.

Our group of friends then who were the fans of Rajesh Khanna, did not like this movie much when we watched it on ‘Doordarshan’ then in 1983-85. And I remember next day we had discussed this movie and Kaka’s role in it at length. (But that is the matter for another article on Rajesh Khanna series. 🙂

The brief about this movie ‘Maalik-1972’ as given on IMDB is as below;

Rajesh and Savitri are in love, and soon they get married. They soon realize that they have a number of differences, the main one being that while Rajesh is a devout Hindu and worships Lord Krishna, Savitri does not believe in God. This leads to a number of arguments, yet both continue on with their married life. Soon a child is born to them. Unfortunately, the child is born without hands and legs. Both are anguished by this, and decide to placate God by visiting various places of worship all over India, little knowing that the truth lies elsewhere.

This movie has total thirteen songs as listed in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). Out of these thirteen songs, the singer’s name has not been mentioned for one song. Out of the remaining twelve songs we have one solo sung by Kishore Kumar, one solo by Lata Mangeshkar, three solo songs sung by Mahendra Kapoor and seven duets of Mahendra Kapoor with Lata Mangeshkar. That way, including the multiple version songs we have Mahendra Kapoor’s voice in as many as ten songs in this movie.

There was one movie made with the same title as ‘Maalik’ in ‘1958’. Five songs from this 1958 movie are already posted on our blog.

Today ‘Maalik’ of 1972 makes its debut on the blog. Here is this first song from this movie appearing here which is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and chorus.

Let us now listen to the today’s song in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor and chorus.

Radhe Krishna bol mukh se
tero kya laage re mol

Song – Radhe Krishna Bol Mukh Se (Maalik) (1972) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishna, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

aaaa aa aa aa
radhe krishna bol mukh se ae
radhe krishna
bol mukh se
radhe krishna bol
tero 
kya laage re mol
tero
kya laage re mol
tero
kya laage re mol
ho ho o o o
radhe krishna bol mukh se
radhe krishna bol tero
kya laage re mol
tero
kya laage re mol

(western dance music)

pee le shyam naam ka pyaala
aa aa aa aa
pee le shyam naam ka pyaala
aur ho ja saancha matwaala
aur ho ja saancha matwaala
girdhar ke rang mein rang ja
re rang ja
tero
kya laage re mol
tero
kya laage re mol
tero
kya laage re mol

(western dance music)

natwar se preet lagaa le
ae ae ae ae
natwar se preet lagaa le
chhavi sundar man mein basaa le ae
chhavi sundar man mein basaa le
bansi ki dhun mein kho ja re kho ja        
tero
kya laage re mol
tero
kya laage re mol
ho ho o o
radhe krishna bol mukh se
radhe krishna bol mukh se
radhe krishna bol
mukh se re
radhe krishna bol

(western dance music)

radhe krishna bol
radhe krishna bol
radhe krishna bol
radhe krishna bol

(western dance music)

radhe krishna bol
radhe krishna bol

(western dance music)

radhe krishna bol
radhe krishna bol
radhe krishna bol
radhe krishna bol

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ आ
राधे कृष्ण बोल मुख से ए
राधे कृष्ण
बोल मुख से
राधे कृष्ण बोल
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
हो ओ ओ ओ
राधे कृष्ण बोल मुख से
राधे कृष्ण बोल
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल

(पाश्चात्य संगीत)

पी ले श्याम नाम का प्याला
आ आ आ आ
पी ले श्याम नाम का प्याला
और हो जा सांचा मतवाला
और हो जा सांचा मतवाला
गिरधर के रंग में रंग जा
रे रंग जा
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
 
(पाश्चात्य संगीत)

नटवर से प्रीत लगा ले
ए ए ए ए
नटवर से प्रीत लगा ले
छवि सुन्दर मन में बसा ले ए
छवि सुन्दर मन में बसा ले
बंसी कि धुन में खो जा रे खो जा
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
तेरो
क्या लागे रे मोल
हो हो ओ ओ
राधे कृष्ण बोल मुख से
राधे कृष्ण बोल मुख से
राधे कृष्ण बोल
मुख से रे
राधे कृष्ण बोल

(पाश्चात्य संगीत)

राधे कृष्ण बोल
राधे कृष्ण बोल
राधे कृष्ण बोल
राधे कृष्ण बोल

(पाश्चात्य संगीत)

राधे कृष्ण बोल
राधे कृष्ण बोल

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राधे कृष्ण बोल
राधे कृष्ण बोल
राधे कृष्ण बोल
राधे कृष्ण बोल


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

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Today’s song is from a film called ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ (1956). This is a film in which singer Talat Mahmood acted as a hero opposite heroine Roopmala. Talat Mahmood (24-2-1924 to 9-5-1998) acted in 12 films from 1945 to 1958 and he also did a cameo role, singing a song-“Shukriya Ae Pyaar Tera Shukriya“, of  three and half minutes in film Aaram-1951. In his early career starting in Calcutta, he fell in love with a Bangla actress Latika Mullick. They got married on 20-2-1951. She was converted to Islam and was renamed Nasreen, who bore two children to Talat. As per a book by Manek Premchand, ‘Talat Mahmood – The Velvet Touch’, he sang 777 songs which included Hindi film songs, NFS and unreleased films etc. As per another source he sang 451 Hindi film songs from 259 Hindi films.

Two very good singers – and my favourites – spoiled their singing careers at the cost of fulfilling their misplaced hype of making it as a singing hero, when such times had died down after Saigal. Mukesh ( 22-7-1923 to 27-8-1976 ) acted in 8 films from 1941 to 1956 and sang 928 songs from 538 films, as per one source. I personally feel, the film bug did more damage to Talat than Mukesh. Of course a money-smart Talat made it up with innumerable foreign tours for concerts and singing jaunts with a party made up of musicians, singers and mimicry artistes.

Recently, I received a copy of Talat’s handwritten inland letter, sent to one of my friends in Gujarat, who wanted to arrange his show. As per what Talat wrote on 26-12-1977, his fees was Rs. 12,000/-, plus hotel accommodation for him and others. The troupe, he said, consisted of singers, dancers, musicians and mimicry artistes. One may feel that Rs. 12,000 was too low, but remember, this was 41 years ago, when petrol was less than two rupees per litre. In late 70s, I had rented a two bedroom, 1,000 sq ft flat in prime locality like Andheri in Bombay, for just Rs. 800 pm. Today the same size flat will command a rent of Rs. 40,000 + pm.

Like the values of money and values of life changed in all these years, almost everything has changed nowadays. These changes have not come overnight, but like slow poisoning, the changes took almost 50 to 60 years to show their effect. The second world war and the independence era were the beginning when quantity started overpowering quality. The film industry was also not an exception. How good the acting or the music was, became secondary and how many films, became the testing apparatus to judge the actor or the composer. Thus the simple but the talented artistes fell behind and those who pushed hard or had the right connections (and the luck) went much ahead.

In the field of Music Direction, at least two names come to the mind, who were talented but too simple to last in the neck to neck competition of the film line. One of them was Snehal Bhatkar (the other being, Bharat Bhai’s favourite- Jaidev). He was the MD for the film ‘Diwali Ki Raat’.

White full shirt, ironed white pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi – he could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari’ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented, yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar, as we all know him.

In Hindi film music field there were some talented composers like Ghulam Mohd, Mohd. Shafi, Iqbal Qureshi, Daan singh, C Arjun, Ramlal, Sardar Malik, Ajit Merchant, Jamal Sen, Dattaram, Ganesh, etc. who could never reach the peaks of their careers. They really deserved success and fame, but luck did not favour them. Big banners never approached them and eventually the losers were the music lovers in India. These composers did not know, perhaps, how to sell their art. May be they never wanted to enslave music to gain name and fame, instead they preferred to settle for genuine service to music!

Snehal Bhatkar was one such composer. The maxim of simple living and high thinking never worked in this Mayanagari, but he had no regrets. Till the very end he was contented with whatever God gave him, and whatever name and success he achieved.

He was born into and grew up in a family that was surrounded by traditional devotional music all around. In the lower middle class, the people had their entertainments in singing bhajans and doing keertans in temples en masse.

Vasudev G. Bhatkar was born on 17-7-1919. He knew at least 100 bhajans by heart by the time he was in his 10th class. He was invited to sing in Ganesh Melas and other celebrations and soon became a well-known name in the locality. Because of his singing and skills in playing harmonium and other instruments, he got a job with HMV in Bombay. Here he used to give accompaniment on harmonium to big classical singers. At the same time, taking cognizance of his singing skills, many Marathi bhavgeets and bhajans were recorded by HMV. Some of them are popular in Maharashtra even today.

All this while, Bhatkar was looking for opportunity to compose in films. Sudhir Phadke who also served in HMV and recorded some songs from 1943 to 1945, joined hands with Bhatkar and made a pair – Vasudev-Sudhir. In 1946, they got a film of Baburao Painter – ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’ – for music direction. The problem was that due to his service in HMV, he could not openly work outside. Hence he only gave his name as Vasudev. After this film, the pair separated and Phadke went to give music to films like ‘Gokul’ (1946), ‘Aagey Badho’ (1947), etc. Due to financial constraints Bhatkar was unable to leave his job with HMV.

In 1941, Bhatkar had come to know Kidar Sharma while recording songs for his film ‘Chitralekha’, which he was making for Ranjit Studios. Sharma had just come from Calcutta to establish himself in Bombay. He had a knack of identifying talents. He first gave a chance to Bhatkar to sing some songs with Leela Sawant in his film ‘Kaliyan’ (1944). After ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’, Kidar Sharma gave him his first break as an independent composer in his film ‘Neelkamal’ (1947), where Kidar Sharma launched Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in adult roles as the leading pair. Here Bhatkar used the name B Vasudev. In the subsequent years Bhatkar used different names for different films like VG Bhatkar in ‘Sant Tukram’ (1948), ‘Sati Ahalya’ (1949) and ‘Pagle’ (1950), and Snehal in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948) and ‘Thes’ (1949). After doing ‘The’s and ‘Sati Ahalya’, Bhatkar resigned from HMV.

Snehal Bhatkar and Kidar Sharma were very good friends. Kidar gave him ‘Neki Aur Badi’ in 1949. Meanwhile, Kidar Sharma met Roshan Lal Nagrath in some musical event. Sharma was terribly impressed with Roshan and wanted to give him a break in his film. At that point of time, Kidar had just started work on ‘Neki Aur Badi’. He had a heart to heart talk with Bhatkar and Bhatkar gladly left the film for Roshan. Thus Roshan got his break with ‘Neki aur Badi’. Roshan never forgot Bhatkar’s magnanimity in his life and always respected Bhatkar. In return Kidar Sharma gave ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) to Bhatkar. As he was a free bird now, Bhatkar started using the name SNEHAL BHATKAR  from this film. Snehal was the short form of Snehalata, his daughter.

Snehal Bhatkar did many Marathi films and recorded many bhajans in Marathi, which are ever popular. He did 28 films in Hindi (including one unreleased film in the 1950s) and 12 films in Marathi. Out of 27 released Hindi films, 9 were made by Kidar Sharma.

The song which made Mubarak Begum and Bhatkar famous in India was ‘Kabhi Tanhayion Mein, Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ from the film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961). (This film was was originally named ‘Jawaan Mohabbat’). Actually this song was to be done by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata had already recorded two songs for this film. Due to her extremely busy schedule she was unable to do this song, so she suggested the name of Asha Bhosle. But Kidar Sharma, already upset over Lata’s refusal, opted for Mubarak Begum and the rest, as they say, is history. She imbued a unique character to this song with her special voice.

After 1960, the musical scene in India was undergoing drastic changes and there was no space for composers like Bhatkar, who used minimum orchestra and dwelt upon melody. His films came in long intervals. Even Kidar Sharma left him after ‘Fariyaad’ (1964) only to return in ‘Pehla Qadam’ (1981). Finally Bhatkar did his last Hindi film ‘Sahme Hue Sitare’ (1994), which featured his son Ramesh Bhatkar, who was already a popular hero in Marathi film, stage and TV. This obscure film did nothing good to Bhatkar. After retirement Bhatkar devoted his time for children’s welfare and his original love – Bhajan Mandali singing.

Snehal or Vasudev Gangaram Bhatkar, together with cousin Devji Bhatkar and Panchambuwa Pandurang Shivalkar, was the founder member of ‘Vishwambhar Prasadik Bhajan Mandal’ in Dadar. It is still in operation after 50 years, with new set of singers. Bhatkar was very kind hearted. Every year, during Ganapati festival he used to visit his ancestral village ‘Bhate’ in Ratnagiri district and participate in singing bhajans.

Lata, Talat and Mukesh were his favourite singers. Although Talat has not sung many songs for him, his song “Zindagi Kis Mod Pe Laayee Hamein” from ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ was very popular. When rehearsals for this song were being done, Bhatkar had used only tabla and sitar for the practice session. The producer who chanced upon this rehearsal was so much impressed with this that he insisted recording the song only with minimum instruments. So, this song has only tabla, sitar and another instrument for accompaniment.

Though there were many melodious songs composed by Bhatkar like, Khusro’s “Lakhi Babul More Kaahe Ko Deenha Bides Re” sung soulfully by Mukesh in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948); “Ro-oge Pachhtaoge” by Mukesh and Rajkumari in ‘Thes’ (1949); Lata’s “Chanda Tujhko Laaj Na Aayee” from ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951); Suman Kalyanpur’s “Haal-e-Dil Unko Sunana Tha“- Fariyaad (1964), no other big banner producer opted for Snehal Bhatkar, except Kidar Sharma . May be his compositions were not so simple for common man to hum or sing, although they were quality songs.

Despite several melodious songs Bhatkar was never counted among the first line composers. Kidar Sharma returned to him in 1980, but by that time Snehal Bhatkarwas already on a descending track.

SNEHAL BHATKAR, a talented but sadly not much applauded composer, died peacefully on 29-5-2007 at his Dadar home.

Today’s song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. As far as I know, this is my first song of Mahendra Kapoor. Today’s song was his first solo song of his career. Mahendra Kapoor was among the premier playback singers of the Golden Age of Hindi musical cinema, with hits like “Chalo Ek Baar ” and “Neele Gagan Ke Taley” vaulting him to a level of celebrity rivaling the on-screen actors miming to his vocals. Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar,  Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition in 1957. His victory captured the attention of filmmaker Raja Nawathe, who used him in 1958’s ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. This also caused a controversy, because the contest was for new comers and Mahendra Kapoor had already sung  songs in several films like ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Madhur Milan’ (1955) ‘Lalkar’ (1956) and ‘Heer’ (1956) and also his first solo song in film ‘Diwali Ki Raat (1956). Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc. (beetehuedin.com has all the relevant details on this controversy and the court case etc, in MK’s interview article).

A year later, Kapoor launched into the top ranks of Bollywood singers when composer and musical director Ramchandra Chitalkar tapped him to perform the show stopping “Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi” in the film ‘Navrang’ (1959). Kapoor quickly proved himself a versatile talent even by Bollywood standards, performing in a number of regional Indian languages beyond his native Hindi. Within the sub genre of Marathi language productions, he was renowned as the playback singer of choice for superstar Dada Kondke — and over time his repertoire expanded, becoming virtually synonymous with patriotic anthems when he delivered “Mere Desh Ki Dharthi. . .” in Manoj Kumar’s 1967 film ‘Upkaar’, a rendition that also earned him the Best Male Playback Singer honors from India’s National Film Awards voters.

Kapoor remained a respected and popular figure across his five-decade cinema career, notching additional hits via “Iktara Bole. . .” (from ‘Yaadgaar’, 1970), “Fakira Chal Chala Chal” (from ‘Fakira’, 1976) and “Ab Ke Baras” (from ‘Kranti’, 1981). While his filmography embraces dozens of directors, he enjoyed his most fruitful collaboration with filmmaker BR Chopra, a partnership that extends across productions like 1959’s ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, 1963’s ‘Gumrah’, 1965’s ‘Waqt’, 1969’s ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ and 1973’s ‘Dhund’. From 1980 onward Kapoor appeared largely in small, regional films in the Punjabi and Bhojpuri tongues, and with son Rohan he mounted a series of live tours spanning across India and overseas. His contributions to the Bollywood industry were later recognized via the Indian government’s Padmashri Award as well as the Madhya Pradesh government’s Lata Mangeshkar Award. Poor health plagued Kapoor during the final years of his life, and he suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep on September 27, 2008.

Today’s song is the 7th song from this film, to be discussed here. There are 10 songs in the film as per HFGK, but one Talat song was removed from the film. For this film, Kersi Mistry and Prabhakar Naren were the assistants for Bhatkar. Mistry later claimed that the above song was composed by him.


Song – Tere Dar Ki Bhikmangi Hai Daata Duniya Saari (Diwaali Ki Raat) (1956) Singers – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, Music – Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tere dar ki
bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi maange mahal do-mehle
koi kutiya chhoti
koi maange sona chaandi
koi sookhi roti
re roti
koi maange laal salona
koi maange laal salona
koi sundar naari
maange koi sundar naari
waah re duniya rachne waale
shaan hai teri nyaari
shaan hai teri nyaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon tere pujaari
donon tere pujaari
khel rahe ho khel anokhe
kya samjhe sansaari
kya samjhe sansaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

तेरे दर की
भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई मांगे महल दो-महले
कोई कुटिया छोटी
कोई मांगे सोना चाँदी
कोई सूखी रोटी
रे रोटी
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई सुंदर नारी
मांगे कोई सुंदर नारी
वाह रे दुनिया रचने वाले
शान है तेरी न्यारी
शान है तेरी न्यारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
खेल रहे हो खेल अनोखे
क्या समझे संसारी
क्या समझे संसारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी


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