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

Hullo to Atuldom

‘Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki’ is a movie released in 1980. It was directed by Hiren Nag and produced by Ramraj Nahata. It had a star cast of Ashok Kumar, Raj Babbar, Raj Kiran, Rameshwari, Kaajal Kiran, Shashikala, Dina Pathak, Madan Puri etc. Songs were written and composed by Ravindra Jain. I have never seen the movie and so I have no idea what it was all about.

But one song from that movie has stayed in my memory. The playback for that song is by Manna Dey with Dilraj Kaur. What has stuck with me since I saw it on Doordarshan’s Chaayageet/Chitrahaar is the sight of Ashok Kumar and Shashikala living it up at a disco.

That was the period when Ashok Kumar used play a lovable old man who doesn’t mind enjoying himself occasionally with wine, women etc. All these would many-a-times be just to irritate a younger character or bring a wayward youngster to toe his line. But all his roles were very cute. Very often his partner would be the other lovable old man Pran, in addition he used to team up with Utpal Dutt, AK Hangal, and sometimes his team mate would be any actress with whom he has paired romantically in his younger days. Like in today’s song he is merrily dancing with Shashikala who herself was a dancing star in her younger days. Before this the two had appeared in ‘Khubsoorat’ as Sasur and Bahu. And yes, that film also is from 1980. 🙂 In this film, we see  Shashikala do a kathak piece as Dada Moni plays the tabla. I also remember Shashikala with Ashok Kumar in BR Chopra’s ‘Gumraah’ (1963) too.

I am sure many of the regular followers of this blog will remember that today is Dada Moni’s birth anniversary. He would have been 106. Let us remember him with this lively party song.

Song – Hi Honey. . . Hi Hi Honey (Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki) (1980) Singer – Manna Dey, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain
Manna Dey + Dilraj Kaur
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

disco disco disco
disco disco disco
lets go on the dance floor
disco disco disco
disco

hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni

how funny
how how funny
o how funny
o how funny
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

lallall lall lalla
la la la la la la lala
lallall lall lalla
la la la la la la lala
lallall lall lalla

la la lal lal lalla
la la lal lal lalla
laaa laaa

ye to aap ka husn-e-nazar hai
ooo hooo
warna kya hain hum humko khabar hai
oo oo
kaun kahta hai dhalti umar hai
hooo oooo
har adaa me bala ka asar hai
baahon me baahen dono daalo
behak rahi hum sambhalo
o baahon me baahen dono daalo
behak rahi hum sambhalo
oooooo
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
tere mere jaisi jodi banegi aur na bani
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

dada moni
dada moni
its not so funny
not so funny
aish karogi miss malini
laila majnu
shirin farhad
in sabke sath zamana humen bhi karega yaad
haan jannat nasheen
unki roohen
hum se zinda dilon ko deti hain aashirvaad
preet ke rog me padke
dhak dhak dhak dil dhadke
preet ke rog me padke
dhak dhak dhak dil dhadke
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
jitni fine old wine
utna hi old honey
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
लेट्स गो ऑन द डांस फ्लोर
डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
डिस्को

हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी

हाओ फन्नी
हाओ हाओ फन्नी
ओ हाओ फन्नी
ओ हाओ फन्नी
झूठी झूठी नौटी नौटी
बातें तुमसे ही सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी

लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला
ला ला ला ला ला ला लाला
लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला
ला ला ला ला ला ला लाला
लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला

ला ला लल लल लल्ला
ला ला लल लल लल्ला
ला ला

ये तो आपका हुस्न ए नज़र है
ऊ हू
वरना क्या हैं हम हमको खबर है
ऊ ऊ
कौन कहता है ढलती उमर है
हू हू
हर अदा में बला का असर है
बाहों में बाहें दोनों डालो
बहक रहीं हूँ संभालो
बाहों में बाहें दोनों डालो
बहक रहीं हूँ संभालो
ओ ओ
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
तेरे मेरे जैसी जोड़ी बनेगी ना बनी
झूठी झूठी नौटी नौटी
बातें तुमसे ही सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी

दादा मोनी
दादा मोनी

इट्स नौट सो फन्नी
नौट सो फन्नी
ऐश करोगी मिस मालिनी
लैला मजनूँ
शीरी फरहाद
इन सबके साथ ज़माना हमें भी करेगा याद
हाँ जन्नत नशीं उनकी रूहें
हमसे ज़िंदादिलों को देती हैं आशीर्वाद
प्रीत के रोग में पड़ के
धक धक धक दिल धड़के
प्रीत के रोग में पड़ के
धक धक धक दिल धड़के
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
जितनी फ़ाइन ओल्ड वाइन
उतना ही स्वीट हनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी

हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी

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

 

नभ: स्पृशम् दीप्तम्

Touch the Sky with Glory

What an appropriate motto this is, for the flying heroes of our national force that is responsible for the defense of our nation’s skies, and the keepers of our aerial security. The Indian Air Force, the aerial arm of our armed forces, celebrated its 85 anniversary yesterday – 8th October, 2017.

War is never a good thing. No one wins in a war. Everyone loses. Behind the victories claimed by the conquerors, there always are brutal losses which one does not speak of. But then, if a war is thrust upon someone, then standing up and fighting for what is right is the inevitable path to be taken.  The lines written by Kaifi Azmi in this song, express this so well,

jung rahmat hai ke laanat, ye sawaal ab na uthe
jung jab aa hi gayi sar pe to rahmat hogi

जंग रहमत है के लानत, ये सवाल अब ना उठे
जंग जब आ ही गई सर पे तो रहमत होगी

This post is a salute to the fearless warriors of our armed forces, and especially our Air Force, on this day of celebrating its 85 years of history.

The origins of the Indian Air Force are in the Royal Air Force of Great Britain. India was under the British rule in 1932, when the decision was taken to set up an auxiliary air force unit in India, under the larger umbrella of the Royal Air Force.

In 1928-29 the Government of India (under British rule) decided to induct some Indians in the Royal Air Force. The first six Indians selected to undergo two years of flying training at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell were Subroto Mukherjee, Harish Chandra Sircar, Aizad Baksh Awan, Bhupendra Singh, Amarjeet Singh and JN Tandon. After completing their training at Cranwell, the Indian pilots passed through the Army Cooperation School at Old Sarum in Wiltshire. After the completion of their training, five of these men were commissioned into service with the Royal Air Force. JN Tandon, on account of his short stature, was reverted to a logistic role, and not commissioned for flying.

On 8th October, 1932, the Indian Air Force Act was passed by the Indian Legislative Assembly, and the Indian Air Force was born. The Indian Air Force was established as an auxiliary air force of the Royal Air Force. The new force adopted the uniforms, badges, brevets and insignia of the Royal Air Force.

The first five pilots commissioned into the IAF were the same five who had been inducted into the Royal Air Force after completing their training at RAF Cranwell – Harish Chandra Sircar, Subroto Mukerjee, Bhupendra Singh, Aizad Baksh Awan and Amarjeet Singh. All of them were commissioned as Pilot Officers. Subroto Mukerjee later went on to become the IAF’s first Indian Chief of the Air Staff.

On 1 April 1933, the Indian Air Force got its first flying machines – four Westland Wapiti biplanes. The IAF commissioned its first squadron, No. 1 Squadron, at Karachi (now in Pakistan) with five Indian pilots listed above. The Indian pilots were led by RAF Commanding officer Flight Lieutenant (later Air Vice Marshal) Cecil Bouchier.

Subsequent batches inducted before World War II included Aspy Engineer, KK Majumdar, Narendra, Daljit Singh, Henry Runganadhan, RHD Singh, Baba Mehar Singh, SN Goyal, Prithpal Singh and Arjan Singh. Here is another name that is very familiar to all – Arjan Singh went on to become the first and only Air Chief designated as the Marshal of the Air Force (MAF). He is the only five star officer in the history of our Air Force. MAF Arjan Singh recently passed away (16th September, 2017) in Delhi, at the age of 98.

In recognition of the services rendered by the IAF during the World War II, King George VI conferred the prefix “Royal” in 1945. Thereafter the IAF was referred to as Royal Indian Air Force. In 1947, when the British left the Indian sub-continent, and the partition of this country happened the military forces were also partitioned. On 15th August, 1947, the Royal Indian Air Force gave up 3 divisions which were geographically based in the newly formed territories of Pakistan, and the Royal Pakistan Air Force was born.

Although the nation supposedly attained independence on 15th Aug, 1947, it continued to be a Dominion within the British Commonwealth of Nations, which means that we as a nation, were actually still paying our allegiance to the British Crown. In January 1950, when India adopted their own Constitution, and became a republic, the prefix “Royal” was dropped and the force became truly the Indian Air Force. However, the person at the head of the Air Force continued to be a non-Indian till 1954. As per seniority and age, the Air Force continued with three more Air Chief Marshals from 1947 to 1954. In 1954, the last of the Birtish chiefs superannuated from the top position, and the mantle of the top official came to Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, the first Indian head of the Indian Air Force.

The IAF has seen serious action in the four wars that have been fought with Pakistan (1948, 1965, 1971 and 1999). The force was not utilized during the 1962 conflict with China, despite being the superior air power in the region at that time. China’s forays into the Himalayan regions were recent at that time and their air force did not have the reach to come up to the Indo-China borders. A lack of political will and vision, one may say, and the IAF was utilized only for supplying the front lines.

Although a child (in single digits) at that time, my memories of the 1965 war are still quite detailed. The Pakistan Air Force was supposedly the superior force, equipped with American supplied F-86 Sabre jets, with the Indian Air Force flying the comparatively puny Gnat and Mystere aircrafts. But the valor and the heroism of the Indian pilots is now the stuff of a very proud history. The supposedly puny Gnat fighter planes were responsible for downing 6 Sabre jets, and earned the nickname of ‘Sabre Slayers’. Names like Sqadron Leader Keelor (actually two brother flyers – Trevor and Denzill) and Flying Officer Nebb, became household heroes, as the news poured in every day about the victories of the Indian Air Force.

The force was led by Air Marshal Arjan Singh during this period of conflict. Retired and past officers of the Air Force remember him dearly as a valiant leader who led from the front. While the conflict was in progress, the Air Marshal refused to stay put in Delhi, and was constantly visiting the front line airfields, meeting his officers and pilots, each one of them personally. So many of his people have consistently mentioned his reaching out to his men, how he would remember the names of each one of them, how he would be interested in knowing the details of their exploits in the air. And not just that, he reached out personally to the families of the heroes, and taking care to connect with the widowed wives and children of the flyers who laid down their lives in action.

He put the interest and safety of his airmen before his own. Close friend and former Air Chief Marshal NC Suri narrates an episode that underlines this. The Canberra bomber planes, one of the planes with the IAF, had a peculiar design. The pilot’s seat was designed as an ejection seat (that allows the pilot to eject automatically from the aircraft, in case of an emergency). However, the navigator seat was not, and the navigator, in the time of an emergency, had to physically disengage himself from the seat, break open some window and jump out of the aircraft. Whenever Arjan Singh flew a Canberra, he would refuse to take out the safety pin of the pilot seat’s ejection mechanism, rendering it ineffective. In other words, he was also incapable of ejecting from the aircraft, if an emergency arose. ACM NC Suri adds “So here is a man who felt that his navigator was equally important to him, which was very remarkable.”.

Yes, ‘Touch the Sky with Glory’, a motto that MAF Arjan Singh believed in and also lived by. The saga of our nation’s Air Force is full of numerous such people and their acts of valor and heroism.

As a salute to the brave airmen of our Air Force, I present this rousing song of bravery and leadership, from the 1973 film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’. Folks will remember this film one of the very few films made on the theme of Indian Air Force, its airmen and their exploits and triumphs. The time frame it was released indicates that it covered the events of the then recent past, i.e. the 1971 war with Pakistan.

The song itself needs no introduction – it has been one of the most popular patriotic songs to emerge from Hindi films. The words are from the pen of Kaifi Azmi, and the rousing marching music comes from the baton of Madan Mohan. The singing voices are of Rafi Sb and Manna Dey. In the film, this song appears at 3 places. In the beginning when the titles start to roll, somewhat later once again when the war with the enemy is in full swing, and at the end, as the film comes to a close. Interestingly enough, the titles of the film do no start till almost twelve and a half minutes into the film. (So this song cannot be categorized as the film opening song.)

We see a few characters in the video clip, especially in the first part. There is Rajkumar, Chetan Anand, Balraj Sahni, Veena, Vijay Anand, Priya Rajvansh, Parikshit Sahni etc. I have edited to present all the three parts of this song as a single clip. I have retained a few seconds of the scene just prior to the start of the first part – I really like the dialogue rendered by Rajkumar, just as the song starts.

So here is a salute and a tribute – to the daring ‘jaanbaaz’ flyers and the brave ground and support staff, that man this valiant Air Force – the safe keepers of the Indian airspace.

नभ: स्पृशम् दीप्तम्
Jai Hind.

[Ed Note: This song is the fourth and final one from this film to be posted on our blog. With this post, the film ‘Hindustan Ki Qasam’ joins the list of films with all songs posted.]

Song – Hindustan Ki Qasam  (Hindustan Ki Kasam) (1973) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Kaifi Azmi, MD – Madan Mohan
Rafi + Manna Dey
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

Part 1

[Dialogue]

hindustan ki kasam

hindustan ki kasam

hindustan ki kasam
na jhukega sar watan ka
har jawaan ki kasam
na jhukega sar watan ka
har jawaan ki kasam
hindustan ki kasam
ho ho o ho o o
hindustan ki kasam

[Dialogue]

o ho o o o
oho ho ho o o
ho ho o o o ho o o

jinhein pyaar hai watan se
wo jaan se khelte hai
khwaabon se khelte hain
armaan se khelte hain
miley raah mein jo toofaan
toofaan se khelte hain
na rukenge hum kisi se
is udaan ki kasam
hindustan ki kasam
ho ho ho o o o
hindustan ki kasam

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

[Dialogue]

phir imtihaan na hoga
yoon imtihaan denge
khayenge zakham hans ke
khush ho ke jaan denge
mit jaayenge zubaan par
hum jab zabaan denge
hai issi mein shaan apni
issi shaan ki kasam
na jhukega sar watan ka
har jawaan ki kasam
hindustan ki kasam
ho ho o ho o o
hindustan ki kasam

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

Part 2

jung rahmat hai ke laanat
ye sawaal ab na uthe
jung jab aa hi gayi sar pe
to rahmat hogi
aa haa
to rahmat hogi
door se dekho
na bhadke huye sholon ka jalaal
isi dozakh ke
kisi koney mein jannat hogi
aa haa
wo jannat hogi
jannat hai apni manzil
aasmaan ki kasam
na jhukega sar watan ka
har jawaan ki kasam
hindustan ki kasam
ho ho o ho o o
hindustan ki kasam

Part 3

dil hoga jitna ghaayal
utnaa magan rahega
duniya ko
yaad apnaa
ye baankpan rahega
lehraayega tiranga
jab tak razm rahega
yeh nishaan hai hamaara
iss nishaan ki kasam
yeh nishaan hai hamaara
iss nishaan ki kasam
hindustan ki kasam
hindustan ki kasam
na jhukega sar watan ka
har jawaan ki kasam
hindustan ki kasam
ho ho o o o
hindustan ki kasam
ho ho o o o
hindustan ki kasam
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भाग १

हिंदुस्तान की कसम

हिंदुस्तान की कसम

हिंदुस्तान की कसम
न झुकेगा सर वतन का
हर जवान की कसम
न झुकेगा सर वतन का
हर जवान की कसम
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
हो हो ओ हो ओ ओ
हिंदुस्तान की कसम

[संवाद]

ओ हो ओ ओ ओ
ओहो हो हो ओ ओ
हो हो ओ ओ ओ हो ओ ओ

जिन्हें प्यार है वतन से
वो जाँ से खेलते हैं
ख्वाबों से खेलते हैं
अरमां से खेलते हैं
मिले राह में जो तूफां
तूफां से खेलते हैं
ना रुकेंगे हम किसी से
इस उड़ान की कसम
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
हो हो ओ हो ओ ओ
हिंदुस्तान की कसम

ओ ओ ओ
हो हो हो ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ हो हो हो

[संवाद]

फिर इम्तिहान ना होगा
यूं इम्तिहान देंगे
खाएँगे जख्म हंस के
खुश हो के जान देंगे
मिट जाएँगे जुबां पर
हम जब जुबां देंगे
है इसी में शान अपनी
इसी शान की कसम
न झुकेगा सर वतन का
हर जवान की कसम
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
हो हो ओ हो ओ ओ
हिंदुस्तान की कसम

हो ओ हो ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ हो ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ हो ओ ओ ओ

भाग २

जंग रहमत है के लानत
ये सवाल अब ना उठे
जंग जब आ ही गई सर पे
तो रहमत होगी
आ हाss
तो रहमत होगी
दूर से देखो
ना भड़के हुये शोलों का जलाल
इसी दोज़ख के
किसी कोने में जन्नत होगी
आ हाss
वो जन्नत होगी
जन्नत है अपनी मंज़िल
आसमान की कसम
न झुकेगा सर वतन का
हर जवान की कसम
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
हो हो ओ हो ओ ओ
हिंदुस्तान की कसम

भाग ३

दिल होगा जितना घायल
उतना मगन रहेगा
दुनिया को याद अपना
ये बाँकपन रहेगा
लहराएगा तिरंगा
जब तक रज़्म रहेगा
ये निशान है हमारा
इस निशान की कसम
ये निशान है हमारा
इस निशान की कसम
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
न झुकेगा सर वतन का
हर जवान की कसम
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
हो हो ओ हो ओ ओ
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
हो हो ओ हो ओ ओ
हिंदुस्तान की कसम
हो हो ओ हो ओ ओ
हिंदुस्तान की कसम


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.

“Dooj Ka Chaand”(1964) was directed by Nitin Bose for Filmasia, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, B saroja Devi, Chandrashekhar, Ratna, Ulhas, Murad, Ifthikar, raj Kumar, Parshuram, Prabhat Kumar, Radheshyam, Mirza Musharraf, Chaman Puri, Polson, Tiwari, Shah, Abhimanyu, Mahavir, Sharma, Ravikant, Tanveer, Nimbalkar, N Kashmiri, Padhi, Puttu, Agha, Sulochana, Azra, Preetibala, Jeewankala, Madhumati, Rani, Leena, tuntun etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the blog. That leaves two more songs from the movie to be covered.

Here is the eighth and penultimate song from the movie. HFGK does not mention any record number for this song, which means that records of this song were not made and this song figures only in the movie.

This song is sung by Manna Dey and Geeta Dutt. The song is picturised as a Ram bhajan on Chandrashekhar, Sulochana and Bharat Bhushan.

Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.


Song-Vinti suno mori avadhpur ke basaiya (Dooj Ka Chaand)(1964) Singers-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Roshan
Manna Dey + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics

vinti suno mori avadhpur ke basaiya
vinti suno mori avadhpur ke basaiya
vinti suno mori avadhpur ke basaiya

bhakt janon ki raksha keejo
sukh sampati ki chhaya deejo
bhakt jano ki raksha keejo
tum hi to ho prabhu
tum hi to ho prabhu
jag mein dukh ke haraiya
vinti suno mori avadhpur ke basaiya


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.

Today’s song is from a well known film ‘Baadbaan’ (1954). Well known for the simple reason that this was the last film coming from a one-time giant film studio Bombay Talkies. it was the last ditch effort of all the well wishers and workers of Bombay Talkies to save the company from closing down. Unfortunately the effort did not succeed and it was curtains for Bombay Talkies with this movie.

During the studio system, there were some leading studios and they had their own code of conduct, philosophy and inter-personal relationship ways. Sagar Movietone, Ranjit Studios, Bombay Talkies, Prabhat Film Company, Minerva Movietone and New Theatres of Calcutta were some of the major studios. Among them, they had all the cream stars of the film industry on their rolls. Sagar Movietone eclipsed just before the onset of the 1940s and the competition remained between Bombay and Calcutta studios only. Next to go down was Prabhat, then Ranjit, New Theatres, Bombay Talkies and the last was perhaps the Minerva Movietone.

Under the studio culture, the stars were the paid employees, but in the 40s when freelance working became common, any star was available to any studio. That is how Saigal could come to Bombay in the early 40s. Still stars had their own favourite studios and production companies. Similarly the studios too had their preferences for particular artistes. There were few artistes who had worked in 3-4 major companies. One of such stars was Leela Chitnis. In her Marathi Autobiography ” चंदेरी दुनियेत ” ( Chanderi Duniyet ) she comments on some companies’ work culture,

I had done 4 films in Bombay Talkies – ‘Kangan’, ‘Bandhan’, ‘Jhoola’ and ‘Azaad’. Bombay Talkies was the best equipped studio for artistes. Beautiful greenery, very good, well furnished small rooms for actors, clean bathrooms with all facilities, excellent canteen managed by the best professionals in India, tennis and badminton courts, medical facilities etc. All so very clean. Courteous and disciplined staff. Every person in Bombay Talkies uniform of white shirt and white pants.

Discipline in Prabhat was mechanical and torturous. Everyone had to work for 8 hours a day. There was a card punching for everyone, as well as signature in attendance book with entry time. Even for top artistes like Shanta Apte, Chandramohan etc. same rules. It was an atmosphere like a jail.

In Minerva, there was a terror of Sohrab Modi. In his absence, atmosphere used to be very cordial, but once he came, no laughing or talking. Sohrab Modi wanted everyone to fear him.

Bombay Talkies brought in the Happy and cordial work culture. Prabhat was inclined to Marathi, Ranjit to Gujarati and New Theatres to Bangla, but Bombay Talkies brought simple day to day Hindi in films.

After the onset of Second World War, Bombay Talkies had bad days. Though films were successful, atmosphere was polluted. Due to personal reasons, Himanshu Rai lost his mental balance and he died on 19-5-1940. After him Devika Rani became the chief. After she rejected S Mukherji’s request for a salary raise, he was upset. Bombay Talkies was divided in two groups for production purposes. However the competition became bitter and S Mukherjee and his friends left Bombay Talkies. Devika Rani got married and sold her shares to Shiraz Ali Hakeem in 1945. He too left for Pakistan and Govindram Sakseria became the owner. He brought back Ashok kumar and Vachha in 1947, when they bought all shares of Bombay Talkies. This duo made 8 films – ‘Majboor’, ‘Mahal’, ‘Ziddi’, ‘Mashaal’, ‘Sargam’, ‘Maa’, ‘Tamasha’ and ‘Muqaddar’. By 1952, they realised that the company was still in heavy debts, because of a major misappropriation of funds. Both of them left Bombay Talkies handing it over to the workers.

In an attempt to revive the company, ‘Baadbaan’ was planned. All the major stars worked free of cost. Though the film was successful, they could not save Bombay Talkies and it was finally sold to Tolaram Jalan. He started renting the studio for shootings. However, after film ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961) was shot there, Bombay Talkies was finally closed down. Today, there is an Industrial Estate on that site with 860 units working there ! End of a company !!

baad‘ means a storm and ‘baan‘ means safeguarding or protection. The film aroused lot of interest in people those days. Teenagers like us were excited to see two superstars, Dev Anand and Ashok kumar in one film, which was a rarity in those days. (These days to see a solo hero film is a rarity).

‘Baadbaan’, produced by the Bombay Talkies Workers’ Industrial Cooperative Society Limited, was premiered on Friday, June 18, 1954, to packed houses at the Roxy and various other theatres in Bombay.

The all-star cast of eleven top-rate players comprises Dev Anand, Meena Kumari, Usha Kiron, Ashok Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Gope, Krishnakant, Jairaj, Leela Chitnis, Sheikh Mukhtar and Shivraj.The credit for handling this brilliant array or talent goes to director Phani Mazumdar who also wrote the story and to Nabendu Ghosh whose compact screenplay and terse, but telling, dialogue exploit both the stars and their well-written parts as well as the richly-interesting story.

A beautiful, very melodious music score composed by Timir Baran and SK Pal, lovely lyrics written by Indivar and Udhav Kumar and superbly choreographed dances designed by the brilliant exponent Shanti Bhardan and Parvati Kumar provide sparkling highlights in this engrossing film. A brief summary of the story line is,

The picture depicts a story rich in incident and emotional conflict and centres on an orphaned child whose parents, fisher folk, are killed in a storm and who is adopted by a rich, kind and broad-minded philanthropist. The real drama sets in when the boy returns from England and falls in love with a lovely young socialite who reciprocates his love. On hearing of his true parentage, however, her father forbids the marriage but relents at seeing his daughter’s unhappiness.The hero’s overwhelming passion for a beautiful fisher girl from the village of his birth to which he returns, bent on improving his people’s lot, and his love for his charming wife make for strong emotional power climaxed tragically by the latter’s death and given subtle meaning by his return to his own people and a girl of his own kind. The best performance comes from Usha Kiron who dominates the picture with her gloriously rich portrayal as the fisher girl Mo­hnia. She literally lights up the screen with her brilliant, sympathetic acting.

Dev Anand, as the hero, puts over a good role despite the fact that he tends to fall short in some of his scenes and is a trifle gauche throughout the film. Meena Kumari, as his ill-starred wife, turns in a quiet, polished role in a quite difficult part. Another subtle but telling performance comes from Ashok Kumar who plays her silent lover and the hero’s friend with the consummate ease of a veteran artist. Bipin Gupta and Krishnakant, as the hero’s foster-father and the heroine’s father, act impeccably as usual. Jairaj, as Dev Anand’s father, does well in a small part and Leela Chitnis as his mother acts well and looks lovely. The comedy is provided mainly by Gope who handles his comic and dramatic scenes very well. (Review adapted from Cineplot, with thanks.)

The film had 7 wonderful songs.One of them, “Kaise Koi Jiye” a multi version song by Geeta Dutt and Hemant Kumar is already discussed. This song continues to be an all time favourite and evergreen song from this film. Today we will listen the third song, equally melodious, by Manna Dey and chorus. It is difficult to know who is the composer because HFGK has not mentioned individual credits for the songs. May be one can know it from the actual 78 RPM record label.


Song-Jaati hai jaati hai jaati hai aaj naiyya mori (Baadbaan)(1954) Singers-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Uddhav Kumar, MDs- Timir Baran and S K Pal
Chorus

Lyrics

jaati hai jaati hai jaati hai aaj
naiya mori
hey
jaati hai jaati hai jaati hai aaj
naiya mori

neela hai aakaash
dharti hari
dharti hari
dharti hari
neela hai aakaash
dharti hari
dharti hari
dharti hari

aaja tu naiya mein
jal ki pari
jal ki pari
jal ki pari
aaja tu naiya mein
jal ki pari
jal ki pari
jal ki pari

kaahe lajaaye
aankhon ko bhaaye ae ae ae
kaahe lajaaye
aankhon ko bhaaye
kyun le kataar naiya jaati hai aaj
naiya mori
hoye jaati hai jaati hai jaati hai aaj naiya mori
hoye jaati hai jaati hai jaati hai aaj naiya mori

hey hey maanjhi hey hey
hey hey maanji hey
zor se kheencho re
himmat na haaro re
hey hey maanjhi hey
maanjhi hai maan
ho jaal sambhalo re

hey hey maanjhi hey
badi hai machhali ho mil ke utaaro re
hey hey maanjhi hey
sabko pukaaro re
jaal sambhaalo re
hey hey maajhi hey
hey hey maanjhi hey

??ota sa ?? thha
??ota sa maal hoy
balhar maar??
balhar maar??
hoy
??ota sa ?? thha
??ota sa maal hoy
balhar maar??
balhar maar??

mehnat se kar lenge
duniya ko haath mein
kal ka zamaana hoga
apne hi saath mein
mehnat se kar lenge
duniya ko haath mein
kal ka zamaana hoga
apne hi saath mein

darr hai kisika nahin
rokega kau..au..aun
rokega kaun
hoye rokega kaun
rokega kaun
ho ho ho ho hey
??ota sa ?? thha
??ota sa maal hoy
balhar maar??
balhar maar??
??ota sa ?? thha
??ota sa maal hoy
balhar maar??
balhar maar??
hoy
??ota sa ?? thha
??ota sa maal hoy
balhar maar??
balhar maar??
??ota sa ?? thha
??ota sa maal hoy
balhar maar??
balhar maar??
ho o o o


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“Batwaara”(1961) was directed by Karunesh Thakur for Deep and Sandeep Productions, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Rehman, Shashikala, Jawahar Kaul, Jabeen Jaleel, Leela Chitnis, Wasti, Jagdeesh Sethi etc in it.

This tear jerker “social” movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the sith and final song from “Batwaara”(1961) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Balbir, Manna Dey and chorus. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Madan.

The song is picturised as a “nation building” genre of song that was quite a popular genre of song those days in which people were seen manually carrying construction material to construction site.

With this song, “Batwaara”(1961) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Mehnat se mat dar bande himmat se kaam le (Batwaara)(1961) Singers-Balbir, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-S Madan
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho

mehnat se mat dar bande
himmat se kaam le

himmat se kaam le
mehnat se mat dar bande
himmat se kaam le

himmat se kaam le
in haathon mein sabki kismat
in haathon ka naam le

himmat se kaam le
in hatho me sabki kismat
in hatho ka naam le

himmat se kaam le
mehnat se mat dar bande
himmat se kaam le

himmat se kaam le
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

maana jeevan patthar hai
aur tujhmein dam nahin hai
in haathon ko patthar kar le
phir tu bhi kam nahin hai
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

maana jeevan patthar hai
aur tujhmein dam nahin hai
in haathon ko patthar kar le
phir tu bhi kam nahin hai
phir tu bhi kam nahin hai
patthar se patthar tootega
pyaare itna jaan le
himmat se kaam le
mehnat se mat dar bande
himmat se kaam le

himmat se kaam le
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho
o ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
aage badha himmat se kadam
ik baat mard ban ke
tere paanv padengi chataanen
thokar ki gard ban ke
aage badha himmat se kadam
ik baat mard ban ke
tere paanv padengi chataanen
thokar ki gard ban ke
thokar ki gard ban ke
shaan hamaari mehnat se hai
pyaare itna jaan le

himmat se kaam le
mehnat se mat dar bande
himmat se kaam le

himmat se kaam le

ho o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
dhalta sooraj kehta hai
ye zindagi safar hai
jo kal karna hai
ab kar le
kal ki kise khabar hai

ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

dhalta sooraj kahta hai
ye zindagi safar hai
jo kal karna hai ab kar le
kal ki kise khabar hai
kal ki kise khabar hai
aaj ko sab jeevan kehte hain
pyaree itna jaan le

himmat se kaam le
mehnat se mat dar bande
himmat se kaam le

himmat se kaam le
mehnat se mat dar bande
himmat se kaam le

himmat se kaam le
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho


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“Jai Singh”(1959) was directed by D Yoganand for R R Productions, Madras. It was the dubbed version of Telugu hit movie “Jaysimha”(1955). The movie had N T Ramarao, Waheeda Rehman, Anjali Devi, S V Rangarao, Relangi, Ghummadi, Kantha Ro, K V S Sharma, Rajnala, Rushyendra Mani etc in it.
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Today(21st August 2017) is the last Monday of the holy month of Shrawan, in the Southern, Western and some Eastern states of India. For the rest of India the Saawan month had ended on the 7th August itself. Today’s Shiv bhajan is from the film Shri Ganesha janma-1951.
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Today’s Shiv Bhajan is for the 4th Shraavan Monday – as celebrated in south, west and some eastern states of India. This bhajan is from film ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), made by Chandrakala Pictures and is produced and directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The lead actors were Anjali Devi (from south) and Bharat Bhushan. In the cast of this film, you will find a name Rajkumar. Most ‘knowledgeable’ sites and writers treat this actor same as the famous dialogue master Raaj Kumar ‘Jaani’. However, this is not correct. This Rajkumar is different.
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“Sapan Suhaane”(1961) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for K R Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Balraj Sahni, Geeta Bali, Bhagwan, Kamini Kadam, Chandrashekhar, K N singh, Leela Mishra, Parveen Paul, Samson, Ram Mohan, Helen etc in it.
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Today’s song is from a film called ‘Shiv Kanya’ (1954). The title may surprise some readers. Did Bhagwan Shiv ji have a daughter? Some people may brush it off thinking that it is yet another fruit of the fertile imagination of the “story department” of the production house. Can’t blame them either, because film makers are known experts in creating close relatives of popular film characters. Some examples are ‘Son of Aladdin’ (1939), ‘Daughter of Hatimtai’ (1940 and 1955) or even ‘Son of Zimbo’ (1966). Poor Alladin or Hatimtai would not be even knowing that they had a son or a daughter !

However, as far as mythological film subjects are concerned, there is absolutely no need to imagine or cook up stories, because the old scriptures like Puraanas provide varied situations for making films. That is how there is a film called ‘Krishna Arjun Yuddh’ in 1934, 1945 and 1971, based on a story from Bhagwat Mahapuraan. We also have ‘Ram Hanuman Yuddh’ in 1957 and 1975, based on Valmiki Ramayan. There was even a strange sounding film called ‘Shankar, Seeta, Anusuya” in 1965, made on a story from Garud Puraan and then there was a film called ‘Vish Waman ‘ (1936) based on Waman Puran.

When I first came across this film ‘Shiv Kanya’ in the mid 50s, I was perplexed, because I was not aware of Shiv Ji having a daughter too ! I knew about Kartikeya and Ganesh. Then I looked into a book ‘Stories from Puraanas’ and I learnt about it. Stories in Puraanas have sometimes slightly different versions in different Puraans. For example, Ram Hanuman Yuddh is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan and you will find a modified version in Vishnu Puraan also. This is because Puraanas are based on Shrutis and there are additions by many scholars over the centuries.
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