Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘Manna Dey songs’ Category


This article is written by Raja, 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.

Blog Day :

4270 Post No. : 15500 Movie Count :

4271

Ok, so Atul approached me a few days ago requesting me for a post for a special occasion.

My posts have become very infrequent here – in fact, before my latest post on Sahir’s birth anniversary (8th March), my previous post was on his death anniversary last year (25th October). So a gap of more than 4 months.

But then, like often happens in Test cricket, you wait and wait for a wicket to fall – and when one falls, another quickly follows.

Same has happened here. Following quickly on the heels of the 8th March post, here is another one.

And on such an occasion that I just could not refuse. Let’s just call it the perfect yorker. 🙂

Friends, I am SO honoured here to present Rafisaab’s 3000th song on this blog.

Please allow me now to take a deep breath to let this sink in.

I don’t remember now when we got to Rafisaab’s 1000th and 2000th songs, but as we scale new heights, it feels like we’re entering rarified space.

3000 songs of one artiste on our blog is quite an astonishing achievement. Of course, we’ve already got there with Lata Mangeshkar (she’s going strong with 3500+ right now) but Rafisaab is only the second artiste to hit this milestone here.

Even as I write this post, I feel extremely humbled – and undeserving of this honour. This post is supposed to be a tribute not just to Rafisaab, but to this blog itself.

And there have been so many more here, starting with Atul himself, who deserve to write this. My contributions have dramatically reduced – while there are at least a dozen others (actually many more), who contribute much more, and far more regularly.

But since I am a big Rafisaab fan, I think Atul approached me for this. (In fact there are even bigger Rafisaab fans here – but let’s not start comparing. :-))

Having said all that, let’s talk a bit about Rafisaab here – and our love for him.
I say “our”, because I know I speak for everyone here when I say, we all love Rafisaab here. Only the degree might differ.

Speaking for me personally (and maybe for others too), it has never been about just Rafisaab’s voice.

Sure, for his voice alone, he would easily have had a special place in my heart. That divinity in his voice, his ability to transport me into a different realm altogether, the intonations, the “thehraav” – all of these put him on a level that’s stratospheric for me.

I have spent hours listening to Rafisaab, often intending to listen to just one song. 🙂 I’d listen to one, then get tempted to listen to another, then another, and so on. And before I’d realize it, the minutes would turn into hours. I’ve even spent all night listening to him (ok, that was a few years ago, when I coul stay awake all night). 🙂

It has been said many times before, and by many, but I will say it again – at least in HFM, I haven’t seen any singer with the versatility of Rafisaab. He could deliver every single song in exactly the mood and range required for it. Which is why he could do rock and pop singing just as comfortably as he could do bhajans and ghazals.

Rafisaab could totally get you into any mood the song demanded. He could just mesmerize you into it.

One moment he’s singing the breezy “pukaarta chala hoon main” or the sensuous “aaja re aa zaraa”, the next he’s singing the bhajan “sukh ke sab saathi”. 🙂

One moment, you’re imagining yourself as Shammi Kapoor with “aaja aaja main hoon pyaar tera”, the next you’re Bharat Bhushan lamenting “o duniya ke rakhwaale”. 🙂

They said of Rafisaab that he was an extremely shy and quiet person outside the recording room. You could barely hear his voice.

But once, in the room, recording?

He was a totally different person.

He would be so totally immersed in the song, giving it the very best he could, that you couldn’t believe it was the same person who, outside the room, hardly ever spoke.

In this sense, Rafisaab was a thorough professional. He always sought to give his very best, regardless of who the composer was.

In stature, he was often far higher than most of the composers he sang for. So it is only normal that composers might have hesitated to ask him for a retake, and could have just gone with whatever had been recorded, even if they were not fully satisfied.

But such was Rafisaab’s humility, such was his professionalism, such was his lack of ego, that he would ask the composer if it was ok – and if the composer had any suggestions for improvement, Rafisaab would redo it to the composer’s satisfaction.

That is truly the sign of greatness of an artiste.
And, considering how many successful artistes end up with ego too to match, Rafisaab stands out as an exception.

There are so many other things about Rafisaab that speak of the greatness of him as a human being.

There are other examples of Rafisaab’s nature that are also endearing.

For example, the fact that he sang for composers for a nominal fee, even just a token one rupee, because he knew they could not afford to pay him fees compatible with his stature.

Even in the royalty issue, which resulted in his fallout with Lata, his stand was typical. I don’t want to play judge here, and talk about whether his/Lata’s action was right or wrong, but it was typical of Rafisaab to feel that he had been adequately compensated for the work he had done, and shouldn’t ask for more.

Rafisaab’s generosity went beyond the industry. He provided financial support to people who did not even know who their benefactor was.

All of this, without the slightest arrogance. When someone would praise one of his songs, Rafisaab would just smile and point upwards , as if to say “sab ooparwaale ki kripa hai”.

There’s SO much one could learn from Rafisaab and his values. Ever-polite, ever-professional, ever-helpful, ever-smiling, ever-humble. And ever the family man too, because he always enjoyed spending time with his family.

I’ve written many times about him here – and much of what I’m saying here is repetitive (and possibly boring), but it always gives me great joy to write about Rafisaab, whatever the occasion.

I invariably then write about his character and not just his songs, because his character amazes me just as much as his amazing voice.

So the fact that we have now got 3000 songs of Rafisaab on this blog is a hugely satisfying achievement. My hearty congratulations to Atul, and to everyone else who has been part of this process.

Oh, and in all the discussion about Rafisaab and his 3000th song, I almost forgot.

There’s another milestone to celebrate today – today’s song also happens to be the 15500th song on the blog.

Yes, 15,500.

There was a time, in the early years of the blog, when every century was a major milestone. Then, as the centuries began getting clocked with regularity, the celebration around them decreased. We had entered the chiliad league, so our major milestones became 1000, 2000, 3000 and so on….now past 15000.
The 100s became minor milestones.
While this is understandable to some extent after 155 centuries, I still think every century deserves to be celebrated.

Let us NEVER forget that EVERY song involves a fair amount of effort, and though contributors (*cough*, *cough*) do their bit, every song still requires time & effort from Atul/Sudhirji. And they’ve put this effort 100 times, since 15400. So, I definitely think they deserve appreciation and a round of applause for this.

Now onto the song for today.

You can always trust Atul to unearth songs that have long faded from people’s memory. Or maybe they never got attention when they were released.

The same applies to films too. After all, the Hindi film industry is prolific, with hundreds of films being released every year, and thousands of songs.

As a result, many songs and films never get attention.

This blog has always tried to unearth such songs and films, and to give them their share in the limelight, even if it is several years after their release. After all, every song involves a lot of effort from many artistes. And for a film? The effort is several times more – involving so many more people, in various capacities, each one playing his/her role hoping to see the film succeed at the box-office.

I don’t know the success rate of films, but I’d say there are far more films that don’t click at the box-office, than those which do. Let’s not get into reasons here – I’m no pundit – but I do always like to acknowledge the effort that has gone into making a film anyway.

Why so much of a build-up in this post?

Because the song for today has as much to do with the film as with the song itself.

Prima facie, the song looks like a routine song. It’s a qawwali, with its usual nok-jhok, and, as isn’t uncommon in movies, with disguises. 🙂

Now I’m a sucker for qawwalis, so even though this probably isn’t in the same league as many more illustrious ones, I’m happy to just listen to it, and enjoy it.
Besides, this was 1982 – and by then, qawwalis were slowly on the decline. The times had changed, and naturally films had to reflect the changed times.
So I wouldn’t judge this qawwali, keeping other classics in mind. 🙂

When Atul sent me an e-mail requesting me for a write-up, he explained why he picked this song. It has to do with not just the song, but the film as well.

This is what he said:

The song that I have chosen for the occasion is a special song. It is a rare song. It is composed by an obscure music director called B T Singh. It is the only song of B T Singh with Rafi in his career. HFGK mentions that music was arranged and composed by Uttam Singh. He could be assistant to B T Singh.

The movie is an obscure movie called “Chambal Ke Daaku”(1982). This movie was Produced by R S Sandhu , written and directed by S Azhar for S L Cheema films, Bombay.
The USP of the movie was “Real dacoits pesented first time on screen.”
The movie had real dacoits viz Mohar Singh, Madho Singh, Fateh Singh, Lakhan Singh, Kalyan Singh and hundred of ex dacoits, and actors like Nazneen, Javed Khan, Madhumalini, Sulochana, Malti Joshi, Yasmeen, Birbal, Dushyant, Deep, Ashok, S S Khan, Nirmal Singh, Shamsher Singh, Jeewan Singh, Joginder Singh, Amreek Singh, Joginder Singh Laddhar, Mahendra Singh, Chandrakala, Ramesh Deo, Sohel Khan, Joga Singh, Sayyad Khan, Praveen Lakhad, Gajendra Gadge, Rajkumar, Baw Brar, Shabbir Khan, Guest apppearances by Padma Khanna, Hina Kausar, Mahendra, Raza Murad etc.”

Wow!
So now we have a film here where real-life dacoits just decided to act in a film. Maybe there are other examples too (what about “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai”)?

In any case, it is a rather fascinating scenario. And of course, when I learnt about this, my mind began working overtime, imagining all sorts of things.

– Were they active dacoits, wanted by the police? If so, how did they get to act? Or had they served their sentence, and reformed? In which case, they shouldn’t be judged on their past, of course.
– How much were they paid?
– Was it maybe just a smart move for the producer to co-opt real-life dacoits so that not only does he have a USP, but he also has access to their expertise, and could film in locations he wouldn’t otherwise dare to?
– How did co-stars, and the rest of the crew feel? Imagine having chai with a real-life dacoit. You’d probably not want to upset him, or even crack a joke about him, for fear of him taking offence at it
– In the shooting scenes, was anyone worried that the dacoits might just get excited and take it all too literally?

Such thoughts, and more, came to my mind, because this was reel life and real life potentially getting mixed up. The key word here is “potentially”. 🙂

Chambal itself was a common film theme in those days – especially in the 70s and early 80s. Films mirror real-life events, and dacoity used to be in the news off and on in those days. There were plenty of dacoit films made in that time, the most famous being Sholay, of course. 🙂

I remember VP Singh, CM of UP (1980-82) came down hard on dacoity in his time, and even got a lot of praise for it. But soon after, there was a major dacoity, as if to spite him – and he offered to resign as CM.

I myself used to travel a lot by train from Orissa to Delhi in the early 80s, and go through Gwalior-Morena (I think Dholpur in Rajasthan also), which I think is the Chambal area. The landscape would be “interesting”, and would trigger my imagination. 🙂

Anyway, enough of digression.

Back to the song, it is sung by Rafisaab (of course), together with Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey. Rafisaab passed away in 1980, so it’s possible this is one of his last few songs – unless the film took a while to get released.

I must admit I couldn’t recognise many faces – but Ramesh Deo is, of course, unmistakeable.

Hope you enjoy the song, and imagine yourself singing it with real-life dacoits in Chambal Valley. 🙂

And once again, congratulations to the blog for clocking Rafisaab’s 3000th, and the blog’s 15500th.

Audio

Video


Song-Uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil (Chambal Ke Daaku)(1982) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-B T Singh
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

banaayenge bhanwar mein raasta
aur lahron pe saahil
bhanwar kehte hain uljhan ko o
lahar ka naam hai ae ae mushqil

uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
kehta hai aaj yehi mera dil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

kahaan se aaye ho
bolo ji kya iraada hai

Ji kya iraada hai
hamaari baat hai
ya doosron se waada hai

ye dil ka raaz hai
dil mein hi rehne do dilbar
haan rehne do dilbar
banega baat ka afsaana honthon pe aa kar
dilon ke raaz ko
o o o o o o
dilon ke raaz ko
nazron se ham to
kehte hain
kehte hain
kehte hain
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
gaafil
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

haaye
haseen adaaon ka rangeen nazaara dekhenge
nazaara dekhenge
ham apni aankh se kismat ka taara dekhenge
haaye ae ae ae
ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
nazar nawaaz
nazaaron mein jee nahin lagta
haaye ae ae
haseen chaand sitaaron mein aen
jee nahin lagta
sa ni ma dha pa ni
dhi ma pa ni sa
sa ni sa dha ni
pa dha
ma pa
ma ga ma
ga re ga sa re
sa re ga ma pa
nigaah e naaz ka hamko ishaara mil jaaye

ishaara mil jaaye
hamen bhi jeene ka
koi sahaara mil jaaye

isharaa paaoge ae ae ae
isharaa paaoge
jhaanko hamaari aankhon mein
aankhon mein
aankhon mein
chaand se chehre pe
taaron ki jhilmil
jhilmil

chaand se chehre pe taaron ki jhilmil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

samajh gaya hoon main
dil aur nazar ke afsaane

nazar ke afsaane
anaar ek hai
aur uske do hain deewaane

deewaana kaun hai
duniya ko ye bataana hai
yahi bataana hai
nazar ke teer se taqdeer aazmaana hai
jo hoshiyaar hai
ae ae ae ae ae
jo hoshiyaar hai
duniya usi ke kaabil hai
kaabil hai
kaabil hai
mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
mehfil

mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
kahin uljhan hai
kahin mushqil hai

kahin mehfil kahin manzil
ye lo mera fasaana
ye kissa hai puraana
oho
hamaara dil na todo
oho
ye dil ki bat chhodo
oho
mere nazdeek aao
oho
qayaamat na uthhaao
oho
tumhaara dil hai patthar
aha
magar tum ho sitamgar
oho
mujhe tarpaaya tumne
oho
mujhe uljhaaya tumne
oho
tujhe hamne pooja
oho
mere dil mein hai dooja

oho
kahaan hai wo kidhar hai
oho
idhar hai ye udhar hai


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: 4263 Post No.: 15489

———————————————–——————————-
Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 13
——————————————————————————

In olden days (even today for that matter) Indians were expected to behave in a particular manner. For instance, when it came to their day to day live, most of them were “gareeb” and they were told that they had the sole right on the resources of the nation in the form of doles aka subsidies. All political parties claimed to be pro poor parties and promised to “hataao” gareebi if voted to power. After repeatedly getting voted to power on the plank of hataaoing gareebi, the same politicians now claim to be for the “gareeb”. These “gareeb” are supposed to be gullible possessing of short memory so the politicians can get away despite failing to fulfill their past promises.

Movie makers were no different. They too made movies for the same segment of society that were treated as “gareeb” by the political classes. This section of society was supposed to like movies with escapist stories that bore little resemblance to real life. Depicting real life was considered no no. Movies depicting real life were considered boring. Why would a “gareeb” audience come to the movie hall to watch movies depicting his real dull life ? This was what the movie makers believed in.

Sometimes, some movie makers would make movies with realistic movies. Ordinary movie goers and even press would describe these movies as boring. Most movies like this flopped.

Top stars acted in such movies for creative satisfaction, but the ordinary fans felt betrayed when they would go to the movie hall and find their star sans his usual mannerisms.

Rajesh Khanna is “Aavishkaar” (1973), and Amitabh Bachchan in “Man Aazaad Hoon” (1990) are two such movies that readily comes to my mind.

“Aavishkaar” (1973) was directed by Basu Bhattacharya Aarohi Film Makers Bombay. This movie had Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Dina Gandhi, Denis Clement, Satyen Kappu, Monika Jasnan (child artist), Devendra Khandelwal, Margaret, new discoveries Mahesh Sharma and Minna Johar etc in it.

The movie dealt with a real life “boring” tale, viz the marital life of a couple, played by Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. Fans of superstar Rajesh Khanna, who went to the movie hass expecting a movie like “Aaraadhana”(1969) were disappointed. There was no way juvenile fans (including yours truly) of Rajesh Khanna, who were brought up on stuff like “Haathi Mere Saathi”(1971) and “Apna Desh” (1972) were going to like this movie.

This movie was only for “mature” movie goers. Just like “rich” people were looked down upon by “gareeb” people, “mature” people, with their occasional boring movies were looked down upon by people loving “mainstream” movies.

Please do not believe the review of “Aavishkaar”(1973) that is carried by wikipedia etc. These reviews are written with the benefit of hindsight by people who were not even born when this movie was released. I remember the reviews carried out in mainstream Hindi media during 1973 which bore no resemblance whatsoever with its review that we now find online.

Coming to the songs of the movie, “Aavishkaar” (1973) had five songs in it. Four of these songs are covered in the past as described hereunder:-

Song Posted On
Hansne ki chaah ne kitna mujhe 19.09.2008
Naina hain pyaase mere 20.03.2010
Mahaa shoonya ke mahaan vistaar mein 18.07.2016
Baabul mora, naihar chhuto hi jaaye 27.05.2019

From the table above, we can see that one song from the movie was covered on this day, ten years ago. So, this movie provides us an opportunity to have a blog ten year challenge. At the same time, all the songs of the movie get covered as well.

Ten years ago on this day, two songs were covered in the blog

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Naina hain pyaase mere Aavishkaar-1973 04 of 05 songs posted
Kaali badariya maare najariya Do Roti-1957 All Songs posted on the blog

Here is the fifth and final song from “Aavishkaar”(1973) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Manna Dey. Gyandev Agnihotri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kanu Roy.

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

With this song, “Aavishkaar”(1973) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Maa ko pukaar kar poochha bachche ne (Aavishkaar)(1973) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Gyandev Agnihotri, MD-Kanu Roy

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

maa ko pukaar kar poochha bachche ne
aaya kahaan se hoon maa
bolo to
padaa kahaan paaya
bolo to
sun kar sawaal ye
maa ke stanon se ufan padaa doodh
aur bah aaya aankhon se
uttar

mere laal
tum to hamesha thhe
mere man ki abhilaasha mein
tan ki paribhaasha mein
bachpan ke gudiyaaghar mein ae
kitni baar tujhe
khelte khelte
toda aa
todte todte ae
jodaa aa

paakar khoya aur
kho kar payaa aa hai
kahaan se bataaun tu aaya hai
padaa tujhe maine kahaan paaya hai
mere ae laal

tu
haan tu hi to hai
meri amar aasha
subah ka sapna
maa aur daadi ki
sunehri khwaahish
prem ki paramparaa aa
aag ki khwaahish
aur prem ki aasha se
bani teri kaaya hai
kahaan se bataaun tu aaya hai
padaa tujhe maine kahaan paaya hai
mere laal

————————————
Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
—————————————
माँ को पुकार कर पूछा बच्चे ने
आया कहाँ से हूँ माँ
बोलो तो
पडा कहाँ पाया
बोलो तो
सुन कर सवाल ये
माँ के स्तनों से उफन पडा दूध
और बह आया आँखों से
उत्तर

मेरे लाल
तुम तो हमेशा थे
मेरे मन की अभिलाषा में
तन की परिभाषा में
बचपन के गुड़ियाघर में ए
कितनी बार तुझे
खेलते खेलते तोड़ा आ
तोड़ते तोड़ते ए
जोड़ा आ

पाकर खोया और
खो कर पाया आ है
कहाँ से बताऊँ तू आया है
पडा तुझे मैंने कहाँ पाया है
मेरे ए लाल

तू
हां तू ही तो है
मेरी अमर आशा
सुबह का सपना
माँ और दादी कि
सुनहरी ख्वाईश
प्रेम की परंपरा आ
आग की ख्वाईश
और प्रेम की आशा से
बनी तेरी काया है
कहाँ से बताऊँ तू आया है
पडा तुझे मैंने कहाँ पाया है
मेरे लाल


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 : 4230 Post No. : 15439

“Gunaahon Ke Raaste” (1970) was directed by Radhakant for Bhanu Pictures, Bombay. The movie has Dara Singh, Sanjanaa, NA Ansari, Azaad, Renu, Johnny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Shetty, Shri Bhagwaan, Bhupendra Singh, Rajan Kapoor, Polson, Samson, Sanjay etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Hemlata and Manna Dey. Lyrics are penned by Naqsh Lyallpuri. The music director is Jagdish Khanna.

Video

Audio

Song-Saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de jaam(Gunaahon Ke Raaste)(1970) Singers-Hemlata, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Jagdish Khanna

Lyrics

Saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de
jaam yoon na dar dar ke de
saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de
jaam yoon na dar dar ke de
haan
raat bhar piyenge ham
jhoom kar jiyenge ham

tere liye hai
mere liye hai
zingadi ke haseen
ye raat saaqi
milne de nazren
dhalne de mastee
ho gaye hain jawaan
jazbaat saaqui
jazbaat saaqui
saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de
jaam yoon na dar dar ke de
haa
saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de
jaam yoon na dar dar ke de
haa
raat bhar piyenge ham
haa
jhoom kar jiyenge ham

ni ballo
ni ballo
ni ballo
dil jaisee mehangi cheez
liye ja saste mein
ho
dil jaisee mehangi cheez
liye ja saste mein
ye phool sajega khoob
tere guldaste mein
tere guldaste mein
hoy
dil jaisee mehangi cheez
liye ja saste mein

aisa heera
aisa moti
aisa heera
aisa moti
dhoondhe se na paayegi
haay
soniye
heeriye
hadippa
aisa heera
aisa moti
dhoondhe se na paayegi
ye mauqa gar haath se tere
nikla to pachtaayegi
khada hai ik saudaagar tere raste mein
ye phool sajega khoob
tere guldaste mein
tere guldaste mein
hoy
sadqe
dil jaisee mehangi cheez
liye ja saste mein


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Blog Day : 4228 Post No. : 15435

Today’s song is from a Costume drama film, Dankaa-1954. The film was made by Goodwill Pictures and the director was J P Advani. The Music Director was Aziz Hindi aka Aziz Khan. The cast of the film was Nimmi, Amarnath (Bharadwaj), Mohana Cabral, Sunder (Singh), Heeralal, Neelam, Shivraj, Om Prakash etc etc.

From the day films were made in Silent Mode till about late 1960s, Stunt films, Action films, Costume dramas, Folk story films, Mystery films, Murder and crime films, Mythology and Religious films, Social and Reforms films, Jungle films, Arabian Night story films etc etc were made. The audience had an open choice, because, at a time, films of several genres were available for its entertainment. I can not exactly describe what type of films are made nowadays, but I am sure, most Genres – as mentioned above, are not being made.

Films for all Mental ages were made and each could make a choice of his liking. Nowadays, all age groups see the same films. Technology has developed tremendously. Special Effects (SFX) can do wonders in a film. In 1938, when Prakash films made their first Sci-Fi film ” Khwabon ki Duniya” ( which was a copy of Hollywood film ‘ The Invisible Man’-1933, which was based on the famous H G Wells’ novel of the same name, written and published in 1897), Babubhai Mistry used Black curtains and Black threads to create illusions of an Invisible Man’s actions, successfully and the audience had fingers in mouth with awe and wonder ! For next many years, Babubhai Mistry had earned a Moniker of ” Kaala Dhaga” in the industry ! These days such scenes are a child’s play. I truly miss those costume and stunt films, but one must flow with the flow !

The name SHIVRAJ in the cast always created curiosity in my mind. I had seen this actor in several films. I was unable to get any information on him anywhere. His role as the meek husband of Kaushalya (Manorama) in film Seeta aur Geeta-72 is unforgettable. When I started work on this post, I tried again. This time I found an article – actually an Obitury – on him in The Hindu, dated 4-6-2017. Of course it described in it only about his different roles. From some other source, I got his date of Birth and Death and a little other information.

Shivraj was born on 11-6-1920 in Madhya Pradesh. His full name was Shivraj Pandey. After doing his graduation, he came to Bombay in search of a good job, but joined film industry. To start with he worked in Minerva as an assistant in administration, He did some film roles too without getting credited. He left Minerva and got a role in film Sarai ke bahar-47. This was a film made by National studios. His next films were Ziddi, Majboor, Batohi, and Asha all in 1948. Then there was no looking back. Shivraj acted in 212 films. He directed 1 film, Jaani Dushman-57. He retired from work in 2000, but his last released film was Yaar meri zindgi-2008. Shivraj died on 4-6-2017.

One of the actors in this film was Om Prakash. He was one of those actors whose presence in the film is taken for granted. He was a very popular person in the industry. His comedy acting was typical. I can not forget his role in film ” Chupke Chupke”-75. His facial expression had no parallel.

Omprakash was mainly a comedian, but he had been a hero, a villain and a character artiste too. Of course the major part of his career is as a Comedian. He was one of the most respected artistes of his generation, in the industry. For some time, he floated a Film production company in collaboration with his close friend C. Ramchandra. When their films flopped,he simply dissolved the company and later produced films on his own and he directed them too. When his film Jahan Ara-64 flopped miserably, giving him a heavy monitory loss, he stopped producing films.

Omprakash was a lover of life, joy, jokes, playing cards and he was the happiest, when among his friends. Not many people know that the famous producer Pachhi ( Around the world etc) was his younger brother. Omprakash’s first film was ‘Guru Ghantal’-37 where he worked uncredited. He next did a small role in Bombay Talkies film ‘Anjaan’-41, but his career started when Pancholi got him a role in film ‘Daasi’-44. He earned Rs 80 for this film.

Omprakash worked in 293 films and directed 4 films namely, Duniya Gol hai-55, Gateway of India-57, Kanhaiya-59 and Chacha Zindabad-59, all produced by him alone. There were some films like Annadata-72, buddha mil gaya-71, Charandas-77 etc made keeping him as a central character. He sang 6 songs in 5 films- Meena Bazar-50, Ladki-53, Bindiya-60,Vardaan-74, and Ghar ki Izzat-94. HFGK mentions his name as a Lyricist for a song in film Dost-54.

OMPRAKASH BAKSHI was born on 19-12-1919 at Lahore.At the age of 12 ,he started learning classical music.In 1937,he joined A.I. Radio on a salary of Rs.25 pm.

He took the pen name of ‘FATEH DIN’. He presented entertaining programmes. He was very popular in Punjab and Lahore,during that period.In private parties he was a centre of attraction. In one such Party,where he was regaling his audience, he was noticed by Dalsukh Pancholi and he offered Omprakash a role in DAASI-1944.Then came Dhamki-45 and Aayee Bahaar-46. In Shehar se door-46, he was a co Hero with Al Nasir and later in Ghungroo-52 he was the Hero opposite Sumitra Devi.

Just when he was settling in films, partition took place and he landed in Bombay. His first film in Bombay was Lakhpati-48 and then there was no looking back. He acted as Villain in Naach, Nirdosh, Baghi Sipahi etc. He was a good actor and played a variety of roles. In many films he was shown as a Pehelwan. In Pehli Jhalak, his bout with Dara Singh became the film’s attraction. Even in Chameli ki Shaadi, he was a pehelwan.

There were many films made with him as a central character like, Annadaata, Dus lakh, Sadhu aur shaitan. Dil Duniya Daulat -72 was a remake of Pugree-48 in which he did the role which was done by comedian Ghori in Pugree.

C.Ramchandra was his best friend.They together produced Duniya gol hai-55,jhanjhar-53 and Lakeeren-54. The trailer of Duniya Gol hai was more interesting than the film. In this trailer, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Ashok kumar come on the screen one after another and say-I have directed this film,so you must see it. Lastly Omprakash comes on screen and says,” Ye sab pagal hain. Picture to maine direct kee hai”. Anyway all the 3 films flopped despite good music. Later Omprakash alone produced films like Gateway of India-57, Chacha Zindabad-59, Sanjog-61 and Jahan Ara-64. After Jahan Ara’s colossal losses he stopped producing films and converted his office into a Card Game centre for friends.

His last days-

He lived in Union Park, Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai. He died at age 78 in Mumbai, India of a heart attack. The actor who was always so full of life was still full of life till just two days before his death. He knew he was not well. He knew he was suffering from various complications but he never gave up his zest for life till his heart betrayed him. He kept calling friends to play a game of Rummy or just chat. He had an office at the Roop Tara Studios which was only used for “Rummy sessions” and “chat sessions”. Then, some years ago, he shifted his office to the suburbs to make it more convenient for his friends. He attended this office regularly till his health started failing him. He was confined to his bungalow (next to Ashok Kumar’s bungalow). He suffered his first heart attack in his own bedroom. He was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital where he suffered a second heart attack and went into a coma from which he never came out. He was declared dead at 1.30 pm on February 21, 1998. The news spread fast and the industry was shocked and stunned because he was the kind of man who could not be easily associated with something so sombre and solemn like death.

Film Duniya Gol Hai-55 had a starcast of Karan Dewan, Anita Guha, Kuldeep Kaur, Sunder, Omprakash etc. Since this was his First film as a Director, as many as 13 actors worked in the film as “Guest Artistes” ! He was so popular that he had to say No to some more actors ready and eager to work as guest Atrtistes in this film. Till this film, it was a sort of record.

The Hero in today’s film was Amarnath. Amarnath (Bharadwaj) is one of the “same name confusions” victims. There were 2 Pt. Amarnath Music Directors, 1 actor Amar, 1 actor Amarnath and 1 actor/Director (K.) Amarnath. This Amarnath was born in Hafizabad, in Gujaranwala district of Punjab (Now in Pakistan) in 1922. He started acting in 1939 with Kidar Sharma’s “Dil hi to hai”. Graduating from doing small roles he was made the Leading Man in Dalsukh Pancholi’s film “Patjhad”, started in 1947 opposite Meena (Shorey). Pancholi had to flee Lahore due to Partition riots, but he carried the negatives of Patjhad. Though the film was censored in India in 1948, it seems it was never released.

Amarnath starred as Hero in many other films,like Naghma E Sehra-45, Papiha re-48, Barsat ki ek raat-48, Swayam sidha-49, Nai Bhabhi-50, Kamal ke phool-50, Sheesh Mahal-50, Jalte Deep-50, Johri-51, Nai zindagi-51 , Nirmohi-52, Nirmal-52, Izzat-52, Bahu Beti-53, Nav Durga-53, Toofan-54, Danka-54 etc. Then he switched over to side roles. In all, he worked in 81 films (CITWF data). His last film was Kaun ho tum-70.

Now something about the film’s Music Director….Ustaad Waheed Khan was a well known and respected player of Sitar and Surbahar. His place in the Etawah Gharana was high up. He had 3 sons. Bande Hassan,Hafiz khan and Aziz Khan. Waheed khan was very keen that his sons should continue his profession,earn a name and shine in classical music of Etawah Gharana. He thought working for music in films was below their dignity and a shame. Bande Hassan specialised in vocal music and became a famous qawali exponent. Second son Hafiz khan,after initial training in classical music turned to film singing,without father’s knowledge. Not only that,he also accepted the pen name of Mastana-awarded by composer Meer Sahib- to hide his identity from father. The third son Aziz Khan also went the film way,using the name Aziz Hindi sometimes.

Though Aziz Khan did not continue his family profession,he ensured that his son Pervez took the training and became an International Sitarist,settling in USA. Even son of Pervez- Shakir became a famous Sitarist. he continues the Etawah gharana tradition now.

A senior RMIM member Mr. Jayraman reported in 2008 that he had traced and found and met the only son of Hafiz khan Mastana,in Mahim,Mumbai. His name was Zaheer aka Alla Rakha. The son confirmed all the above facts and also that Aziz Khan was Aziz Hindi.

Though this fact was confirmed, books like ‘ Dhunon ki yatra’ (Pankaj Raag) mentioned Aziz Khan and Aziz Hindi as two different persons. Though the book was published in 2006, he can not be blamed for this, however. But since it is mentioned in a book, for many readers this wrong information is ‘authentic’ and this is quoted by many in their writings. This is because the findings of Mr. Jayaraman did not get enough publicity widely.

Aziz Hindi gave music to 17 films and composed 127 songs. His first film as an MD was Pandit ji-46 and the last one was Chalta Purja-58. Then he retired and migrated to US to be with his son.

Today’s song is a good song. I liked it. You may also like it…


Song- Shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar (Danka)(1954) Singers- Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Arshi Ajmeri, MD-Aziz Hindi
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar

o o o o
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar

o o o o

hamaara watan hai kahaan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage
hamaara watan hai kahaan aan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage

rahen hum hamesha rawaan aan
rahen hum hamesha rawaan aan

pukaaron se aage pukaaron se aage
hamaara watan hai kahaan aan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

safar umr bhar tera hoga na aakhir
ye duniya bani hai safar hi ki khaatir
safar hi ki khaatir
aa aa aa aa
safar umr bhar tera hoga na aakhir
ye duniya bani hai safar hi ki khaatir
safar hi ki khaatir
chala chal musaafir
chala chal musaafir
gaye hain kayi kaarwaan aan
pukaaron se aage
pukaaron se aage
hamaara watan hai kahaan aan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

nahin hum kahin ghar banane ke kaayal
jahaan shaam hoye wahin apni manzil
wahin apni manzil

aa aa aa
nahin hum kahin ghar banazne ke kaayal
jahaan shaam hoye wahin apni manzil
wahin apni manzil
na toofaan ka dar
na parwaah e saahil
rahegi ye kashti rawaan aan

kinaaron se aage kinaaron se aage
hamaara watan hai kahaan aan
sitaaron se aage
sitaaron se aage
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar

o o o
shaam o sahar hai safar hi safar


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 : 4223 Post No. : 15427

“Aarop”(1974) was directed by Atmaram for GuruDutt Fims Combines, Bombay. this movie had Saira Bano, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Rehman, Bindu, Bharat Bhushan, Keshto Mukherjee, Paintal, Gulshan Arora, Kundan, Savita, Manik, Murad, Krishnkant, Jankidas, Rajan Haksar, Maruti, Viju Khote, Pardesi, Bhaagwan, Sabina, Chandu Johny Walker etc, with special appearances by Lily Chakraborty, Rajesh Bahal, Raj Mehra and Mohan Choti.

This movie had seven songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Aarop”(1974) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Manna Dey. Maya Govind is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bhupen Hazarika.

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


Song-Toot gaya mera sapna suhaana (Aarop)(1974) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Maya Govind, MD-Bhupen Hazarika

Lyrics

toot gaya mera sapna suhaana
ae mere man
tera preetam nirmohi
dard na jaana
preet na samjha antar hi
toot gaya mera sapna suhaana

raat andheri jaise kaala kafan
jeewan ?? mein
man ka hawan
aaj meri abhilaashaaon ki arthi uthhi
arthi uthhi
toot gaya mera sapna suhaana
toot gaya mera sapna suhaana


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 : 4221 Post No. : 15425

“Aanchal Ke Phool”(1968) was directed by Karunesh Thakur for MRS Film production, Bombay. The movie had Sajjan, Kamini Kaushal, Jeevan, Chand Usmani, Sunder, Mohan Choti,Namrata, Jayant, Ulhas, Jagdish Raj etc. in it.

This movie was so dull and boring that it flopped badly at the box office. Little information was available on this movie. Our beloved inhouse encyclopeadia Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh had watched the movie during that time. Here is what he has to say about this movie:

It was a MRS Film production, directed by Karunesh Thakur,with music from Ved Sethi.

Ved Sethi is a Punjabi Music Director and the above film seems to be the only film in Hindi for which he gave music.There are only 4 songs in the movie.

The cast consisted of Sajjan and Kamini Kaushal as the lead pair, supported by Jeevan, Chand Usmani, Sunder, Mohan Choti, Namrata, Jayant, Ulhas, Jagdish Raj etc.

The story is Shankar(Sajjan) is a Mill worker in Bombay and stays with his 5 sons and a daughter.When he gets his 7th child,his childless neighbours Sunderlal(Sunder) and Ranu(Chand Usmani) volunteer to adopt the new born, but Shanker and Maya(K.K.) refuse. The expenses of the delivery are so much that when his only daughter Radha(Baby Poonam) ij injured in her leg, he has to go to the charitable hospital. When he learns that her leg has to be amputed, he is devastated and abandones the daughter and tells his wife that Radha has died.
The entire story is a boring,lengthy tear jerker which tries to emphasise that children are God’s gifts etc…..

The movie had four songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the blog.

Here are the details of these three songs :

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Ek nanhi si kali roye daali ke liye 4788 12-Oct-2011
2 More man mein hai kaisi chubhan haay raam kaa se kahoon 14920 12-Mar-2019
3 Soyi hai dulhan raat ki 15418 3-Feb-2020

Here is the fourth and final song from “Aanchal Ke Phool”(1968). This song is sung by Manna Dey. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ved Sethi. The melancholic song plays in the baackground while we watch Kamini Kaushal, Sajjan and their children suffering and marking the movie going public suffer with them.

With this song, all the songs of “Aanchal Ke Phool”(1968)are covered in the blog. With this remonstrating with the Almighty genre of song, “Aanchal Ke Phool”(1968) joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Jaago brij ke vaasi (Aanchal Ke Phool)(1968) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Ved Sethi

Lyrics

jaago o o
brij ke ae vaasi
jaago ghanshyaam
jaago o o brij ke ae vaasi
jaago ghanshyaa aam

ban upwan mrig pakshi jaage
jaagin pushp lataayen aen
swar murli ke abhun na jaage
abhilaashi kit jaaye
nainan ke pat kholo muraari
bahut keeno vishram
jaago o brij ke ae vaasi
jaago ghanshyaa aam

vaayu ne sur mandal chheda
meethhe swar lahraaye ae
usha ke sundar nainan mein ek aasha muskaaye
jin sapnon ki maaya jhoothhi
wo sapne kis kaa aam
jaago o brij ke ae vaasi
jaago ghanshyaa aam

gwaal baal sab dwaar hain thhaare
chhod ke sagre kaa aaj
maakhan leke khadi hai maata
uthh baitho brij raaj
ravi kirnen prithvi ko choomen
le tumhro hi naa aam
jaago brij ke vaasi
jaago ghanshyaa aam
jaago o o o o o o


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

Blog Day :

4218 Post No. : 15420 Movie Count :

4248

‘Anokha Milan’ (1972) is a dubbed Hindi version of Bangla film, ‘Paari’ (1966). Produced by Pranoti Bhattacharya (nee Ghosh, wife of Abhi Bhattacharya) under the banner of New India Pictures, Calcutta, the filmias directed by Jagannath Chatterjee. The main star cast includes Dharmendra, Pranoti Ghosh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Bikash Roy, Dilip Roy, Satya Banerjee, Padma Devi, Renuka Roy etc. Dilip Kumar had a guest role of a Warden of Andaman Jail. The film is based on a story written by the famous Bengali writer, Jarasandha (real name: Charu Chandra Chakraborty). Pranoti Ghosh is not new to the Hindi films. Earlier, she had worked in Hindi films like ‘Phulwaari’ (1951), ‘Parichay’ (1954), ‘Jagriti’ (1954), ‘Love Marriage’ (1959) and ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962).

‘Paari’ (1966, Bangla film) is the only film in which Dharmendra got opportunity to work with his childhood idol, Dilip Kumar even though he had only one or two scenes with his idol. However, Dharmendra could not get a full-fledged Hindi film to work with Dilip Kumar. He felt that some ‘jinx’ came on the way and he could not fulfil his dream of working with Dilip Kumar in a Hindi film. The ‘jinxed’ examples are set out below:

Dharmendra was to work in ‘Aadmi’ (1968) with Dilip Kumar but his role ultimately went to Manoj Kumar. In 1979, his dream of working with Dilip Kumar almost became a reality when Nasir Hussain selected Dharmendra and Rishi Kapoor in the role of sons of Dilip Kumar in ‘Zabardust’. However, after a few days of shooting, the film was shelved reportedly due to creative differences between the director and Dilip Kumar about the storyline. Later, Nasir Hussain made the film afresh in 1985 with Sanjeev Kumar, Sunny Deol and Rajiv Kapoor with some changes in the story. BR Chopra selected Dharmendra to play the role of Chandragupta in ‘Chanakya’ (1980s) in which Dilip Kumar had a role of Chanakya. However, the film got shelved due to financial problems faced by the producer. When Dilip Kumar got chance to act and direct ‘Kalinga’ (UR – 1990s), Dharmendra tried his best to get a role for himself but Dilip Kumar told him that he could not be fitted in any worthwhile role in the film.
(These are taken mostly from interviews Dharmendra gave to film journalists at various times).

The chance which Dharmendra got to work with Dilip Kumar in the Bangla film ‘Paari’ (1966) was like a ‘consolation prize’ for him having done only a couple of scenes with Dilip Kumar in the film towards the end. The story of the film which was dubbed in Hindi with a new title as ‘Anokha Milan’ (1972) is as under:

The story is set in the pre-independence period in a rural setting in Bengal. The film starts with a Jail Warden asking Tara Sen (Pranoti Ghosh), a prisoner as to why she has requested to be transferred to Andaman Jail. From here onwards, the story is unfolded in a flash-back mode until her sea journey to Andaman Jail.

Tara is the only daughter of a landlord in a village. She is fond of walking in the midst of nature in the village along with her childhood friend Ghanshyam (Dharmendra) who is looked after by the landlord. Because both of them indulge in some sort of mischiefs in the village, Ghanshyam’s gaurdian sends him to the city for schooling. After few years, Ghanshyam returns to the village as he failed in matriculation examination. He is employed by the landlord. Tara and Ghanshyam like each other but due to societal constraints, they refrain from expressing their love for each other to culminate into a marriage. After all, Tara is the daughter of a wealthy landlord and Ghanshyam is a poor commoner who works for landlord.

Tara’s parents are looking for a suitable boy for her marriage. In the meanwhile, she falls prey to the lust of the village Daroga, Badal Gupta (Abhi Bhattacharya) who is a drunkard and a womaniser. Tara’s parents try their best to take care of her by arranging her marriage with a suitable boy. However, the scandal comes to the notice of the father of the groom, a landlord who humiliate Tara and her father in derogatory words. Ghanshyam gets angry that his employer and Tara are getting insulted. He starts dispersing groom’s side supporters by wielding his lathi which accidentally kills the groom’s father. Ghanshyam is arrested on murder charge. Tara’s father is also under threat of arrest as an accomplice.

With scandal looming on her head coupled with police case, Tara decides to marry Daroga, Badal Gupta provided he drops the charges against her father and Ghanshyam which he agrees. They get married. Tara tries her best to make her husband to mend ways and give up his vices but fails. One day, Tara comes to know that her husband is going to spoil the life of an innocent girl who happens to be her friend. She confronts him. In fits of anger, she stabs her husband resulting in the life-threatening injuries to him. Tara is arrested as she has admitted the crime.

While in hospital, Daroga requests his wife Tara to change her statement to police to say that he accidentally fell on a sharp instrument so that she is saved from the jail and more importantly to preserve his self-respect as he has never been defeated in his life, that too from a woman. Tara refuses to change her statement to the police. Badal dies of stab injuries. Tara is jailed for the murder of her husband.

In the meanwhile, Tara comes to know that the court has awarded Ghanshyam the imprisonment for life and he is jailed in Andaman. She remembers the sacrifice made by Ghanshyam to save her honour and wishes to be with him as he has no one to support in Andaman. She pleads with the Jail Warden to transfer her to Andaman Jail which is granted. The Warden of Andaman Jail (Dilip Kumar) is not prepared to accept her in the Andaman jail as she cannot stay with Ghanshyam as a prisoner who is on parole. The reason is that as per the Jail Manual, only the husband and wife prisoners can stay together not necessarily in prison but in the outskirts of the prison as well.

In the meantime, Warden has gone through their files and suggest to both of them to get married so that they can stay together in Andaman. Both Tara and Ghanshyam are not ready to get married to each other due to their conventional upbringing. The Warden shows his helplessness and orders her repatriation to her original prison. The next day, Tara runs away from the jail. The jail police forces fail to locate her. Ghanshyam is also on lookout for her but returns unsuccessful. The film ends with Ghanshayam returning to his room disappointed only to find Tara sitting in a corner of his room in a semi conscious state. Ghanshyam brings her to consciousness and for the first time they embrace each other.

The highlight of the film is the presence of Dilip Kumar in a special appearance in the role of the Warden of Andaman Jail. His presence suddenly galvanises the film for about the last 15 minutes. His fluency in dialogue delivery with voice control – both in Hindi (Bengali in Bangla version) and English is worth watching. The video of Dilip Kumar’s 15 minutes’ role in the film as a Warden is here for those interested in watching his performance.

‘Anokha Milan’ (1972) has three songs one of which is a Bangla pre-marriage folk song. I am presenting the first song from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is ‘Bandhu Re, Ye mann dole bole kya re koi jaane’ sung by Manna Dey. The song is set to music by Salil Chowdhury on the words of Haneef-Jackie whose names I heard for the first time. I have also listened to the equivalent song in the Bangla version of the film ‘Paari’ (1966) which is written and set to music by Salil Chowdhury. The same tune has been used for the Hindi version song which I feel, is more or less the translation of the Bangla version. Haneef-Jackie seems to be the pseudo names.

A small part of the song under discussion is also used as a background song on the day of the marriage of Tara (Pranoti Ghosh) with Badal Gupta (Abhi Bhattacharya). I like the prelude music of the song with a beautiful combination of musical instruments especially Flute, Sitar and Guitar which is partly available in the video clip but fully available on the audio clip. It is interesting to note that Manna Dey sings second stanza of the song with somewhat Bengali pronunciation.

With this song, ‘Anokha Milan’ (1972) makes its debut in the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Bandhu re ye man doley boley kyaa re (Anokha Milan)(1972) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Haneef Jackie, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

bandhu re. . .ae
ye mann doley boley kya re koi jaane
jal bhara megh ye
dil ke pyaasa
je mann sune
ye mann wohi re gaaye

bandhu re. . .ae hey
ye man dole bole kya re koi jaane
jal bhara megh ye
dil ke pyaasa
je mann sune
ye mann wahi re gaye
bandhu re. . .ae. . .ae

ban harini…eeeeee
ban harini tumhar lochan dekhe na
ban morni chalan tumhaar dekhi na
ban harini tumhar lochan dekhe na
ban morni chalan tumhaar dekhi na
jo ye lochan tore dekhe aaj wo bhoole na
bandhu re. . .ae
ye man dole bole kya re koi jaane
jal bhara megh ye
dil ke pyaasa
ye mann sune
ye mann wahi re gaye
bandhu re. . .ho. . .ho

ichhamati re. . .ae. . .ae

ichhamati nadi tum kya kya ho bolo na
donon re dole dole aao re dolo na aa
ichhamati nadi tum kya chaaho bolo na
donon re dole dole aao re dolo na
bolo chaahe doob ke maroon tumhaare taley
bandhu re. . .ae hey
ye man dole bole kya re koi jaane
jal bhara megh ye
dil ke pyaasa
ye mann sune
ye mann wahi re gaye
bandhu re. . .ae. . .ae

——————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
——————————————
बंधु रे॰॰ए
ये मन डोले बोले क्या रे कोई जाने
जल भरा मेघ ये
दिल के प्यासा
जे मन सुने
ये मन वही रे गाये

बंधु रे॰॰ए हे
ये मन डोले बोले क्या रे कोई जाने
जल भरा मेघ ये
दिल के प्यासा
जे मन सुने
ये मन वही रे गाये
बंधु रे॰॰ए॰॰ए

बन हरिणी॰॰ई
बन हरिणी तुम्हार लोचन देखे ना
बन मोरनी चलन तुम्हार देखि ना
बन हरिणी तुम्हार लोचन देखे ना
बन मोरनी चलन तुम्हार देखि ना
जो ये लोचन टोरे देखे आज वो भूले ना
बंधु रे॰॰ए
ये मन डोले बोले क्या रे कोई जाने
जल भरा मेघ ये
दिल के प्यासा
जे मन सुने
ये मन वही रे गाये
बंधु रे॰॰ए हो हो

इच्छामती रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
इच्छामती नदी तुम क्या क्या हो बोलो ना
दोनों रे डोले डोले आओ रे डोलो ना॰॰आ
इच्छामती नदी तुम क्या क्या हो बोलो ना
दोनों रे डोले डोले आओ रे डोलो ना॰॰आ
बोलो चाहे डूब के मरूँ तुम्हारे तले
बंधु रे॰॰ए हे
ये मन डोले बोले क्या रे कोई जाने
जल भरा मेघ ये
दिल के प्यासा
जे मन सुने
ये मन वही रे गाये
बंधु रे॰॰ए॰॰ए


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 : 4195 Post No. : 15378

“26th January”(1956) was produced and directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Sahgal Productions, Bombay. This movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Ajeet, Johny Walker, Sapru, B M Vyas, Leela Mishra, Cuckoo, Balraj Mehta, Chaman Puri, Nishi etc, with guest appearances by Gajanan Jageerdar, Jagdeesh Sethi, Randheer, Gyaani and Patanjali.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song is covered in the past.

Today (12 january 2020) is the 102nd birth anniversary of C Ramchandra. On this occasion, here is a song from “26th january” (1956). This song is sung by Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle and chorus.

Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

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


Song-Chhod bhi de aakaash sinhaasan (26th January)(1956) Singers-Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Manna Dey + Asha Bhonsle
Chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan an n n
Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re

Beech bhanwar hain
Dharm ki naiyya
Naiyya paar lagaa ja re
Naiyya paar lagaa ja re
Naiyya paar lagaa ja re

Kaanp rahi hain dharti
Thhar thhar
Aag ke baadal barse jhar jhar
Badhti jaaye paap ki garmi
Badhti jaaye paap ki garmi
Pighal rahaa hai patthar patthar
Andhkaar hi andhkaar hai
Aakar jyot jagaa ja re
Aakar jyot jagaa ja re
Aakar jyot jagaa ja re

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re

Aaja re ae aaja re
Aaja re ae aaja re
Aaja re ae aaja re
Aaja re ae aaja re
Aaja re ae aaja re

Nirdoshon ka lahu hai behta aa
Ik maa ka dil ro ro kehta
Ro ro kehta
Paapi baithe mauj manaaye
Paapi baithe mauj manaaye
Dharm ka banda zulm hai sehta
Jag mein phir se dayaa dharm ki
Aakar bel lagaa ja re

Aakar bel lagaa ja re
Aakar bel lagaa ja re

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan an n
Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re
Phir dharti par aaja re

Jab jab vipad padi jag maahi
Tu hi bana rakhwaala Saai
Paap kapat ki phail rahi hai
Paap kapat ki phail rahi hai
Is jag mein phir se parchhaayee ee
Geeta ka updesh sunaane
Roop badal kar aaja re
Roop badal kar aaja re

Roop badal kar aaja re

Chhod bhi de aakash sinhaasan
Phir dharti par aaja re

Phir dharti par aaja re

Roop badal kar aaja re

Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re
Aaja re

Yadaa yadaa hi dharmasya
Glanirbhava ti Bharat
Abhhyuthaana madharmasya
Tadaatmaanam srijaamyaham

———————————————–
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————

छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन अन न न
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
बीच भंवर हैं
धर्म कि नैय्या
नैय्या पार लगा जा रे
नैय्या पार लगा जा रे
नैय्या पार लगा जा रे

काँप रही हैं धरती
थर थर
आग के बादल बरसे झर झर
बढती जाए पाप कि गर्मी
बढती जाए पाप कि गर्मी
पिघल रहा है पत्थर पत्थर
अन्धकार ही अन्धकार है
आकर ज्योत जगा जा रे
आकर ज्योत जगा जा रे
आकर ज्योत जगा जा रे
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
आजा रे ए
आजा रे
निर्दोषों का लहू है बहता आ
इक माँ का दिल रो रो कहता
पापी बैठे मौज मनाएं
पापी बैठे मौज मनाएं
धर्म का बन्दा ज़ुल्म है सहता
जग में फिर से दया धर्म कि
आकर बेल लगा जा रे
आकर बेल लगा जा रे
आकर बेल लगा जा रे

छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन अन न न
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
जब जब विपद पड़ी जग माहि
तू ही बना रखवाला साईं
पाप कपट कि फैल रही है
पाप कपट कि फैल रही है
इस जग में फिर से परछाई ई
गीता का उपदेश सुनाने
रूप बदल कर आजा रे
रूप बदल कर आजा रे
रूप बदल कर आजा रे
छोड़ भी दे आकाश सिंहासन
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
फिर धरती पर आजा रे
रूप बदल कर आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
आजा रे
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य
ग्लानिर्भवति भारत
अभ्युत्थान मधर्मस्य
तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्


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

Blog Day : 4172 Post No. : 15346

Today’s song is from an obscure film-Dhola Maru-1956. The film was produced by and under the banner of Cine Workers’ Society, Bombay. It was directed by N R Acharya and the music was provided by S K Pal – for whom this film was his swan song. This was his last film as MD. All the 11 songs of the film were written by Bharat Vyas. The cast was Usha Kiran, Pradeep Kumar, Achala Sachdev, Rehana, Sapru, S Nazir, Kumkum and many others including 5 actresses named as Miss Pammi, Miss Usha, Miss Hemlata, Miss Hansa and Miss Sarita as well as a guest artiste- Ulhas.

” Unity in Diversity” was a favourite slogan of Nehru. Truly, there is no other country in the world having such a diverse population and area. The biggest surviving Democracy in the world has 28 states and 9 Union Territories. Our constitution mentions 22 official languages, including Urdu and Sanskrit. In this vast country about 30 languages are spoken, each by more than 3 million people, 120 languages are spoken by more than 10000 people and about 1600 spoken languages and with script- both mixed. In addition, 7 major and several other religions too.

With so much of diversity of languages, religions and cultures, it is a wonder that India has survived for thousands of years. The main factor is the binding of Indian Culture and Tolerance. It is interesting to recall that, just prior to getting Independence, Winston Churchill and many other world leaders had predicted that within a short period, India will disintegrate into pieces. Contrary to their wishful thinking, Indian people have come out stronger in last 75 years.

Due to the diversity, there are separate Folk lores in almost every state. Love stories are the major contributors. Like the famous Laila-Majnu and Romeo-Juliet, every state has its own Love story. Even our Mythology has thrilling love stories, Like Uttara- Abhimanyu, Dushant-Shakuntala, Arjun-Subhadra etc.

For love stories, Punjab and Sindh lead all the way. You have several such stories as – Sohni Mahiwal, Heer-Ranja, Sassi-Punnu, Monal-Rano, Umar-Marvi, Lila-Chanesar, Noori-Tamchi, Dhaj-Rorkumar and Mirza-Sahiban are some of the most popular love stories of Punjab and Sindh.

Like I said, in other regions too, there are Love stories like Jodha -Akbar, Salim-Anarkali, Bajirao-Mastani, Prithviraj-Sanyogita, Amrapali-Bimbisar, Mumal-Mahendra, Amaravathy-Ambikapathy (south-Tamil) etc.

There was yet another popular Folk-Lore of Lovers in the states of Rajasthan, M.P., Chhattisgarh and Gujarat and that is the story of Prince Dhola and Princess Maru. Unlike the Punjab Folk-Lores of Lovers, Dhola Maru has several versions, especially Rajasthani and Chhattisgarhi versions. Several Books and stories as well as Folk songs were written on Dhola-Maru. There was a Gujarati Hit film Dhola-Maru-1983.

( When I had first heard the name of Dhola-Maru, I was reminded of the Japanese steamship Kamagota Maru, which had carried about 300 Sikh and other Indians, who tried to enter Canada. They were refused and sent back to India. On reaching Calcutta, they were refused entry as they were from Hongkong. There was a fight and in the ensuing firing, hundreds were killed. This was known throughout the world.)

Dhola – Maru story took place somewhere in the 15th century. However this is a Happy ending Love story, unlike most Punjabi tragedies.

The Rajasthani version of the story is-

The Legend of Dhola and Maru is the Indian version of Romeo-Juliet saga. The princess Maru was from a place called Pugal near Bikaner while Dhola was the young and handsome prince of Gwalior. A terrible drought in Pugal made Maru’s(then 2 years old) father shift to Gwalior, which was ruled by his friend, the father of Dhola. He stayed there for three years and before leaving for his hometown, the two kings each promised to get their children married to each other. However, after a span of 20 years all promises were forgotten and Maru was betrothed to a man called Umra. But destiny prevailed, and bard from Pugal who had travelled to Gwalior sang at the royal court about the childhood betrothal of Dhola and Maru. After listening to the song Dhola fell hook, line and sinker for the virtuous princess Maru. With love in his eyes Dhola began wooing Maru who also fell in love with the handsome Dhola. Where two hearts collide there has to be an outcome, and so they decided to run away.

Umra came to know about their plans and went after them with his brother sumra. The eloping lovers on their Camel with their bows arrows were no match for the Umra-Sumra brothers who had guns. However, they were able to evade the evil brothers and took refuge in a forest. Unfortunately Dhola was bitten by a snake and died on the spot, Maru, thus cheated by her lover, proceeded to weep the death. Luck favoured Maru and her cries were heard by Lord Shiva and consort Parvati. Parvati requested her husband to revive Dhola and thus by divine intervention the lovers were united to live happily ever after.

There are some differences in the Chhattisgarhi versions, where in prince Dhola gets married to Rewa for 12 years, after which,he goes for Maru etc.

(all information culled from sanskriti.com, unitedindia.com and wiki)

In Indian films, there were some actresses who were earmarked to do the roles of Mothers and Grandmothers. Some of them were Leela Chitnis, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Deena Pathak, Nirupa Roy, Achala Sachdev and few others. While Leela Mishra and Deena Pathak seemed to be born to do such roles, most others were Heroines in their Hey-days. Achala Sachdev was a prominent actress, who was highly respected in the industry – only till she was in circulation. Once she retired from films, no one bothered about her and she died absolutely a lonely death.

Achala Sachdev ( 3-5-1920 to 30-4-2012) (original name Rajinder)’s name is permanently conjoined with a mother’s role. She did a mother’s role when she was very young and since then-more than a heroine- she has been seen either as a sister or Mother in films. In her earliest film ‘Dilruba’-50 she was Dev Anand’s sister and later in many films she was a fixed mother of Dev Anand.

She worked in All India Radio, Lahore,she came to Delhi after the Partition and continued her job in All India Radio, till her first film. She acted in 181 Hindi films, 3 Punjabi films and 1 Gujarati film, in addition to 1 uncompleted Bangla film. She acted in few television serials and FD documentaries too.

In her early years she had got married to Gyan Sachdeva. She begot one son and one daughter from him. Her son Jyotin, a business consultant, settled in US and Daughter was married in Bombay. When she could not pull on, she divorced her husband. After 12 years of loneliness she fell in love and married an American Clifford Douglas Peters, who was an Engineer and ran an Electronics factory in Poona. She stopped accepting new films after 1976 and then shifted to Poona.

After her second husband died, she shifted from her Bungalow in Bhosari, near Poona to a specious flat in Hadapsar area of Poona. She had completed all films on hand ,but due to insistence of family friend Yash Chopra, she acted in some of his films- notably ‘Dilwale dulhaniya le jaayenge’-95. Though her last film was ‘ Dahak ‘-98, her last released film was Suno sasur ji-2003.

During her heydays, she was very friendly with Sunil Dutt and Nargis, Mona Dev Anand ( kalpana kartik), Meena kumari, Saira Bano and her mother Naseem Bano. She was very punctual during her shootings. Once while working in a Rajesh Khanna film, she had to wait for him for 4 hours, with all make up done. When this continued to happen for next 10 days, she left the film and went back to Poona. Rajesh Khanna wrote an apology letter to her and then only she came back to complete the film.

Once she was in Poona, she was all alone. No one from film industry ever contacted her in her last 40 years. She was very generous. She had donated 25 lakhs to an NGO, Janseva Foundation to start ‘Achala Sachdev Institute of Education”. She also gave 15 Lakhs to Dr. H.V.Desai Eye Hospital for a ward construction. In her last days,she even donated her flat also to the NGO Janseva Foundation.

She was sick for last 6 months and was looked after by the NGO. Admitted to Poona General Hospital ICU, she got Paralysis, lost her vision and then lost her life on 30-4-2012. A highly successful film star with lots of money, but she was neglected by her own son and daughter. Above all, in last 40 years in Poona, not one soul from the film world met her. What was pathetic was, when she was admitted in I.C.U., her attending doctor, Dr. Mehta sent messages to Yash Chopra and others in Film industry, but none came or even inquired and she died a lonely death.
( ( Based on Cine Blitz, Madhuri,Times of India, Indian Express, Wikipedia and info kindly given by shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji ).

Here is a duet by Manna Dey and Asha Bhosle from film Dhola Maru-1956.


Song-Ek samay Dushyant thhe Bharat ke samraat(Dhola Maru)(1956) Singers- Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD- S K Pal
Both

Lyrics

Ek samay Dushyant thhe
Bharat ke samraaat
jinka danka goonjtaa desh videsh viraat

Kaamdev ka aa aa
Kaamdev ka roop thha
dhoop bada balwaan
dhoop bada balwaan

ek samay ban mein chale
le kar teer kamaaaan
le kar teer kamaan
ban mein ek albeli mili
bandevi si naar
?? se nrup se sant ki
ho gayin aankhen chaar chaar
ho gayin aankhen chaar

mohit ho Dushyant ne
ek nikaali raah
Shakuntala ke sang kiya
jhat gandarv vivaah

din beete aur jug beete ae ae ae ae
din beete aur jug beete
bhookh bhaye behaal

roye dukhi Shakuntala
roye dukhi Shakuntala
khabar na li
khabar na li
khabar na li pratipaal

bhooh bhaye behaal

band karo ye geet
?? ke raajveer
bane aaj Dushyant

main
haan tum
apni marwan bhool kar
rewa sang raman
rewa sang raman ??
maruwan bisraai
maruwan ho maruwan ??
bharman hoi


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 : 4170 Post No. : 15344

“Gau Gauri”(1958) was directed by Raj Thakur for Prabhat Films, Bombay. This was the last movie by Prabhat Films after which this legendary movie making house downed its shutters. The prints of this movie are lost. The movie had Sulochana Latkar, Ratna Mala, Shahu Modak, Anant Kumar, Nana Plasikar, Tara Dixit, Vijay Limaye, Vijay Duggal, Neelam, Vishwas Kunthey, Kelkar, Gramopaadhye, Hemraj, Kishore Paranjape, Narendra Bhandari, Vijay Dixit and an elephant named ‘Ram Prasad’ in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Gau Gauri”(1958) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. The song is written by Bharat Vyas and its music is composed by Sudhir Phadke.

The movie is lost but one of our regulars, viz Mr Nayan Yagnik had watched it during its first run. Here is what he recalls about the climax of the movie:

Gaj Gauri was a good movie, which I had liked when I saw it at Mumbai’s Central Cinema in 1958. The climax, when Pandavas are making steps for an elephant with arrows, to climb down from Heaven was very good!
I think a famous song ‘ Manushya tu bada Mahaan Hain’ was filmed as back-ground song at that situation!

So here is this background song, eulogising the capabilities of “manushy”.


Song-Dharti ki shaan tu hai manu ki santaan(Gaj Gauri)(1958) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sudhir Phadke
Chorus

Lyrics

Dharti ki shaan tu hai
manu ki santaan
Dharti ki shaan tu hai
manu ki santaan
teri muthhiyon mein band toofaan hai re
tere manushy doot tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai

tu jo chaahe parwat pahaadon ko phod de
tu jo chaahe nadiyon ke rukh ko bhi mod de
tu jo chaahe maati se amrit nichod de
tu jo chaahe dharti ko ambar se jod de
amar tere pran aan
aa aa aa aa
amar tere pran
mila tujhko vardaan
teri aatmaa mein swaym Bhagwaan hain re
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai

nainon mein jwaal teri
gati mein bhauchaal teri
chhaati mein chhupa mahaakaal hai
prithhvi ke laal tera
himgiri sa bhaal teri
bhrakuti mein taandav ka kaal hai
dil ko tu jaan
aa aa aa aa
dil ko tu jaan
zara shakti pahchaan
teri vaani mein yug ka aahwaan hai re
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai

dharti ka veer tu hai
agni ka veer tu jo
chaahe to kaal ko bhi thhaam le
paapon ka pralay ruke
pashuta ka sheesh jhuke
tu jo agar himmat se kaam le
?? mati maan
aa aa aa aa
?? mati maan
pawan sa tu gatimaan
teri chhab se bhi oonchi udaan hai re
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai


What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has more than 15500 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2020) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15501

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1193
Total Number of movies covered =4270

Total visits so far

  • 13,227,176 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,839 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: