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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.

Blog Day : 3505 Post No. : 14085

‘Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (1971) is different from the serial ‘Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ which came a long time after the movie. The movie was an all-round entertainer. We would not get anything less in a movie where Om Prakash heads the cast and the hero (Sanjay Khan in this case) plays a second fiddle to Om Prakash and Jagdeep. Plus, when the mirch-masalas Lalita Pawar and Shashikala spice up the whole setup, it is but natural that the lead cast (Sanjay Khan and Leena Chandavarkar) become secondary – their presence being needed for the romantic interludes.

I must confess I was unaware of this movie till a few years back – till 2014 to be exact. I chanced upon it on one of the umpteen satellite channels. The title made me sit through what turned out to be an enjoyable family- entertainer (as they used to be called back then) which didn’t make you start crying halfway through. A family-entertainer essentially was one which one could see with the entire family and the viewer will be preached about how to maintain family relationships and a few ladies in the audience will be seen crying into their hankies. This movie was not like that.

So, coming to today’s song we have Om Prakash playing a Sadhu Baba and Sanjay and Jagdeep are his chelaas (I think it means students) with Sunder playing an assistant. In the movie Sanjay is Om Prakash’s son, Sunder – his servant and Jagdeep is Sanjay’s saala (brother-in-law). The song has Shashikala and Lalitha Pawar as ladies who have come with queries to the “antaryaami baba”. Through the song we get a gist of the movie. The song is in the voice of Manna Dey written by Rajendra Krishan, with music composed by RD Burman.

One song from this movie was discussed in 2016 by our Avinashji. On the occasion of Om Prakash’s passing away anniversary today; we shall see him the way he was largely-loved by the public. It is 20 years since he passed away.

In those days we used to live in Chembur, Bombay (not yet Mumbai then) and both Om Prakash and Ashok Kumar lived not very far from where we were. Those were the days when it was still cable TV and not satellite TV. And what did the cable operator providing service to our apartment do, he just stopped service for the day and put up a notice on black card— to enable the public in the area to attend the funeral of our beloved “jija ji” (as Om Prakash’s character was in “’Chupke Chupke”) we are suspending our service for a day. That was how much he was loved.

We can remember so many of his memorable characters – starting from ‘Guddi’ (1971) (that is where I noticed him first) to all his characters in Hrishikesh Mukherjee movies, to ‘Ghar Ho To Aisa’ (1990) (that is the last time I saw him in a movie). Of course, his career spanned 42 years and starting from movies made in Lahore in 1942 to “Ghar Ki Izzat” in 1994 he was a co star to every actor – big or small- and gave his best no matter the size of the role as in ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ (1970).

Thinking of Jija ji today on his anniversary

Song – Suno Re Saadho Ye Sansaaram Ultam Paltam Ho Gaya (Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi) (1970) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – RD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

baaba-leeka

hey..ey
suno re saadho ye sansaaram
ultam paltam ho gaya
kahaan ki bhakti
pooja paatham
thokam thaakam ho gaya
bam bam leharey bam bam
bam bam leharey bam bam
suno re saadho ye sansaaram
ultam paltam ho gaya
kahaan ki bhakti
pooja paatham
thokam thaakam ho gaya
bam bam leharey bam bam
bam bam leharey bam bam

dekho re dekho
dekho re saadho
kalyug ki naari ka namoona
apni hi santaan ko is ne
kas ke lagaaya kaisa choona
apni bahu ko bete se apne
sau gaj door sulaya
prabhu kripa se
phir bhi is ne
chaand sa pota paaya
bolo
bam bam leharey bam bam
phir se
bam bam leharey bam bam

dhanya hai saadho
ye devi bhi
chidiya jaisi bholi bhali
rang birange pankh hai iske
chonch magar hai kaali kaali
apni boodhi saas ko is ne
ghar se maar bhagaaya
jab ye saas bani to is ko
bahu ne mazaa chakhaya
ho bolo
bam bam leharey bam bam
phir se
bam bam leharey bam bam

hey..ey
suno re saadho ye sansaaram
ultam paltam ho gaya
kahaan ki bhakti
pooja paatham
thokam thaakam ho gaya
ho bolo
bam bam leharey bam bam
bolo
bam bam leharey bam bam

bam bam bam
babam bam babam
bam bam bam
babam bam babam
bam bam bam
babam bam babam
bam bam bam
babam bam babam
bam bam bam
babam bam babam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बाबा-लीका

हे॰॰ए
सुनो रे साधो ये संसारम्
उल्टम पल्टम हो गया
कहाँ की भक्ति
पूजा पाठम
ठोकम ठाकम हो गया
बम बम लहरे बम बम
बम बम लहरे बम बम
सुनो रे साधो ये संसारम्
उल्टम पल्टम हो गया
कहाँ की भक्ति
पूजा पाठम
ठोकम ठाकम हो गया
बम बम लहरे बम बम
बम बम लहरे बम बम

देखो रे देखो
देखो रे साधो
कलयुग की नारी का नमूना
अपनी ही संतान को इसने
कस के लगाया कैसा चूना
अपनी बहू को बेटे से अपने
सौ गज दूर सुलाया
प्रभु कृपा से
फिर भी इसने
चाँद सा पोता पाया
बोलो
बम बम लहरे बम बम
फिर से
बम बम लहरे बम बम

धन्य है साधो
ये देवी भी
चिड़िया जैसी भोली भाली
रंग बिरंगे पंख हैं इसके
चोंच मगर है काली काली
अपनी बूढ़ी सास को इसने
घर से मार भगाया
जब ये सास बनी तो इसको
बहू ने मज़ा चखाया
हो बोलो
बम बम लहरे बम बम
फिर से
बम बम लहरे बम बम

हे॰॰ए
सुनो रे साधो ये संसारम्
उल्टम पल्टम हो गया
कहाँ की भक्ति
पूजा पाठम
ठोकम ठाकम हो गया
हो बोलो
बम बम लहरे बम बम
बोलो
बम बम लहरे बम बम

बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम
बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम
बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम
बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम
बम बम बम
बबम बम बबम

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Blog Day : 3505 Post No. : 14083

“Mela”(1971) was produced by A A Nadiadwala and directed by Prakash Mehra for A G Films Private Limited Bombay. The movie had Feroz Khan,Mumtaz,Sanjay Khan aka Sanjay,Rajender Nath, Randhir,Lalita Pawar,Master Sachin, Master Ratan, Ram Mohan, Nikita, Mumtaz Begum, Dulari, Kanan Kaushal(Guest Artiste),Brahm Bhardwaj,Raj Kishore, Bhushan Tiwari, Yunus Parvez,Baby Guddy,Bhalla,Mirza Musharraf,Uma Khosla,Ekram Kashmiri, Maqabool,Hari Shukla, Sushil Kumar, Munshi Munaqqa,Sadique etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four of them have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Mela”(1971) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. The song is picturised on Master Ratan, Master Sachin, Baby Guddy, Lalita Pawar, Randhir and Sanjay Khan. It is the theme song that plays in the background in the movie while the picturisation shows one brother (played by Master Ratan) being brought up with care while other brother (played by Sachin) finds himself illtreated at the hands of Randhir.

Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio (Full)

Video

Song-Dekho re hua Lahoo se Lahoo kaise judaa (Mela)(1971) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics (audio version) (Provided by Prakashchandra)

dekho rey huaa aa
lahoo se lahoo kaisey judaa
dekho rey huaa aa
lahoo se lahoo kaisey judaa
donon tukde
ek hi dil ke
bichchde aisey
ke nahin milte ae
dekho rey huaa aa
lahoo se lahoo kaisey judaa

phool khile do
saath magar haaye
aisey bhi maali
aankh na meenche
phool khile do
saath magar haaye
aisey bhi maali
aankh na meenche ae
ek to mehke
lag ke galey se
ek padaa kahin
paaon ke neeche
khel hai qismat kaa aa aa aa
dekho rey huaa
lahoo se lahoo kaisey judaa
donon tukde
ek hi dil ke ae
bichchde aisey
ke nahin milte ae
dekho rey huaa aa aa
lahoo se lahoo kaisey judaa

kaisaa ujaalaa
hai ye na jaaney
haath ko haath
nahin pehchaaney ae
kaisaa ujaalaa
hai ye na jaaney
haath ko haath
nahin pehchaaney
achraj hai kitnaa…aaa…aaa…aaa
dekho rey huaa aa
lahoo se lahoo kaisey judaa

aaaa…aaaa….aaaaa
aaa….aaaa….aaaa
aaaa….aaaa….aaaaa
aaaa……aaaaaa…..aaaaa
aaaa….aaaa….aaaaa
aaaa….aaaa….aaaaa

kaissa milan hai
aaj ek bhai
bhai ko yoon seene se lagaaye ae
jaise ke apne
haathon mein koyee
ho apni hi
laash uthhaaye ae
jaley saanson mein chitaa…aaa…..aaaa…aaa…aaa
khel hai qismat kaa aaa
aaaa…aaaa….aaaaa
aaa….aaaa….aaaa
aaaa….aaaa….aaaaa
aaaa……aaaaaa…..aaaaa
aaaa….aaaa….aaaaa
aaaa….aaaa….aaaaa
aaaa….aaaa….aaaaa

dekho rey huaa aa aa
lahoo se lahoo kaisey judaa aa


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

Blog Day : 3496 Post No. : 14052

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 62 # Remembering Pran Saab on his birth anniversary
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While watching our Hindi movies we carry some preconceived images of an actor/actors or actress/actresses based on roles they play in movies. It is quite common for an actor or actresses in Indian movies to get typedcast as an actor suitable only for ‘good’/‘positive’ or ‘bad’/‘negative’roles. So when we watch a movie, we expect an actor to play the same kind of stereotyped role that we have seen him play in the past. To come out of this stereotype successfully is a challenge and very few actors in Hindi film industry have been successful in shaking off their earlier image and being just as successful in their new roles.

Every moviegoer or movie buff has his own likes and dislikes for certain film personalities based on the roles they play on screen. Normally this feeling remains unaltered throughout.

Is it possible for us to “hate” an actor heartily for decades and then warming up to him subsequently and starting to “love” him with the same intensity ?

Yes, it is possible. There was this actor who was disliked and dreaded so much that no parents gave their sons his name for decades ! But when he started doing ‘good’ and ‘positive’ roles on screen we started to cheer for him, we began to dance when he breaks into a ‘song’, and ‘dance’, we ‘shed tears’ when he sacrificed his life doing ‘good’ on screen.

I am talking about Pran Saab, of course.

We can feel the images of ‘characters’ he played, in around ourselves, in our society or rather he transformed those ‘real life’ looking images into ‘reel life’ with superb improvisations through his style and mannerisms.

I have my set of memories associated with the movies he acted in and I am sure many others may also be having so.

And having said all the above I don’t really think that I have to go and mention here all those movies and the ‘roles’ I liked, because it cannot be covered in one article and the space (normally we give to one write up) here.

Pran Kishan Sikand born on 12th February 1920 (12.02.1920 – 12.07.2013) and today we remember him on his anniversary of birth.

He may not be present in his ‘flesh and blood’ around us but he is there ‘immortal’ in his ‘works’, sincere, dedicated, disciplined in his ‘acts’, ‘humble and generous’ in his living and still bent down on his knees and thanking his fans and crediting them all for his ‘success’ and moving us all in tears with his words ‘I bow before you all.’

Pran Saab we love you so much and thank you for all that you have given us!!!

***

The idea of this post came to my mind almost two years back when I broke into humming this song that is being presented today. I thought this song perfectly fits for this post of mine which is being presented today.

The lyrics in ‘Devnagri script’ are provided by my daughter Ashwini which I requested her then, however the post got delayed and hope it will be in time there with our editors at least now.

The other reason that I want to do a post on Pran Saab is the nostalgia and so many memories of his movies which always cherished and particularly of those years, the most happening years of Hindi Cinema – that is the ‘decade of seventies- 1971-1980’.
Of course, he had already been there in movies much before of the Seventies. But still, Seventies is an important decade for him too)

***

And taking it from the dialogue of the movie ‘Anand’ – ‘Anand maraa nahin Anand martein nahin’ I can put –

“Pran martein nahin – Pran amar hain”

Part I

Part II

Song-Kya maar sakegi maut usey auron ke liye jo jeeta hai (Sanyaasi)(1975) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

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Part-I
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Kya maar sakegi maut usey
Auron ke liye jo jeeta hai
Milta hai jahaan ka aa pyaar usey
Auron ke jo aansoo peeta hai
Kya maar sakegi maut usey
auron ke liye jo jeeta hai
Milta hai jahaan ka pyaar usey
auron ke jo aansoo peeta hai
Kya maar sakegi maut usey

Baalaapan vidya ke liye hai
Bhog ke liye jawaani hai
Baalaapan vidya ke liye hai
Bhog ke liye jawaani hai
Jog ke liye budhaapa hai
Ye jag ki reet puraani hai
Hai karm-yog hi yog badaa
Yahi sachchaayi yahi geeta hai
Milta hai jahaan ka pyaar usey
Auron ke jo aansoo peeta hai
Kya maar sakegi maut usey
auron ke liye jo jeeta hai
Milta hai jahaan ka pyaar usey
auron ke jo aansoo peeta hai
Kya maar sakegi maut usey

Hona hota hai jinko amar
Wo log to martey hi aaye
Hona hota hai jinko amar
Wo log to martey hi aaye
Auron ke liye jeewan apna
Balidaan wo karte hi aaye
Dharti ko diye jisne baadal
wo saagar kabhi na reeta hai
Milta hai jahaan ka pyaar usey
auron ke jo aansoo peeta hai
Kya maar sakegi maut usey

Jisne vish piya banaa Shankar
Jisne vish piya bani Meera
Jisne vish piya banaa Shankar
Jisne vish piya bani Meera
Jo chhedaa gaya bana moti
Jo kaata gaya bana heera
Wo nar hai to hai Raam
Wo naari hai to Seeta hai
Milta hai jahaan ka pyaar usey
auron ke jo aansoo peeta hai
Kya maar sakegi maut usey
auron ke liye jo jeeta hai
Milta hai jahaan ka pyaar usey
auron ke jo aansoo peeta hai
Kya maar sakegi maut usey

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(Part-II)
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Hona hota hai jinko amar
Wo log to martey hi aaye ae
Hona hota hai jinko amar
Wo log to martey hi aaye
Auron ke liye jeewan apna
Balidaan wo karte hi aaye
Dharti ko diye jisne baadal
Aa aa aa aa aa
Wo saagar kabhi na reeta hai
Aa aa aa aa aa
Milta hai jahaan ka pyaar usey
Aa aa aa aa aa
Auron ke jo aansu peeta hai
Aa aa aa aa aa
Kya maar sakegi maut usey

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

Jisne vish piya banaa Shankar
Jisne vish piya bani Meera
Jisne vish piya banaa Shankar
Jisne vish piya bani Meera
Jo chhedaa gayaa banaa moti
Jo kaata gaya bana heera
Wo nar hai to hai Ram
Aa aa aa aa aa
Wo naari hai to Seeta hai
Aa aa aa aa aa
Milta hai jahaan ka pyaar usey
Aa aa aa aa aa
Auron ke jo aansu peeta hai
Aa aa aa aa aa
Kya maar sakegi maut usey

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Ashwini Scrapwala)
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Part-I
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क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे
औरों के लिए जो जीता है
मिलता है जहाँ का आ प्यार उसे
औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे औरों के लिए जो जीता है
मिलता है जहाँ का प्यार उसे औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे

बालापन विद्या के लिए है
भोग के लिए जवानी है
बालापन विद्या के लिए है
भोग के लिए जवानी है
जोग के लिए बुढापा है
ये जग की रीत पुरानी है
है करम-योग ही योग बड़ा
यही सच्चाई यही गीता है
मिलता है जहाँ का आ प्यार उसे
औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे औरों के लिए जो जीता है
मिलता है जहाँ का प्यार उसे औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे

होना होता है जिनको अमर
वो लोग तो मरते ही आये
होना होता है जिनको अमर
वो लोग तो मरते ही आये
औरों के लिए जीवन अपना
बलिदान वो करते ही आये
धरती को दिए जिसने बादल वो सागर कभी न रिता है
मिलता है जहाँ का प्यार उसे औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे

जिसने विष पिया बना शंकर
जिसने विष पिया बनी मीरा
जिसने विष पिया बना शंकर
जिसने विष पिया बनी मीरा
जो छेडा गया बना मोती
जो काटा गया बना हीरा
वो नर है तो है राम
वो नारी है तो सीता है
मिलता है जहाँ का प्यार उसे औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे औरों के लिए जो जीता है
मिलता है जहाँ का प्यार उसे औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे

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(Part-II)
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होना होता है जिनको अमर
वो लोग तो मरते ही आये ऐ
होना होता है जिनको अमर
वो लोग तो मरते ही आये
औरों के लिए जीवन अपना
बलिदान वो करते ही आये
धरती को दिए जिसने बादल
आ आ आ आ आ
वो सागर कभी न रिता है
आ आ आ आ आ
मिलता है जहाँ का प्यार उसे
आ आ आ आ आ
औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
आ आ आ आ आ
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

जिसने विष पिया बना शंकर
जिसने विष पिया बनी मीरा
जिसने विष पिया बना शंकर
जिसने विष पिया बनी मीरा
जो छेडा गया बना मोती
जो काटा गया बना हीरा
वो नर है तो है राम
आ आ आ आ आ
वो नारी है तो सीता है
आ आ आ आ आ
मिलता है जहाँ का प्यार उसे
आ आ आ आ आ
औरों के जो आंसू पीता है
आ आ आ आ आ
क्या मार सकेगी मौत उसे


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.

Blog Day : 3483 Post No. : 13992

“Zindagi Zindagi” (censored on August 19th 1972) starred Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Farida Jalal, Ramesh Deo, Anwar Husain, supported by Shyama, Jalal Agha, Master Tito, Chaya Devi, Gajanan Jagirdar etc. Music was by Sachin Deb Burman who led the list of playback singers (the song with the titles is in the voice of Sachinda and Anand Bakshi was the lyricist. The other playback singers were Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar. Producer was Nariman A. Irani and A.P. Sharma and director was Tapan Sinha.

The movie (what little I saw of it) is based in a village where there is a hospital of which Sunil Dutt is a doctor and revolves around the life of the villagers and casteism. Ramesh Deo played Choudhury Ramprasad’s vagabond son. Today’s song has him {Ramesh Deo} lip-sync in the voice of Manna Dey through the lanes of the village and making politician-type promises of sadak (road), school, railgaadi (train), pul (bridge) etc. all in one breath.

Possibly the first movie in which I made note of an actor called Ramesh Deo was Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Anand”;that too not when the movie was released (I was a toddler at that time) but when I saw it on Doordarshan.

Then subsequently I saw him in “Jeevan Mrityu” (on tv of course) which came before “Anand” and other movies like “Khilona” “Lakhon mein ek” “Dus Lakh” and numerous other movies. He mostly played characters that were grey or completely negative, though occasionally he played a lovable friend as in “Shikar” or “Anand” or “Rampur Ka Laxman” “Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka” etc.

Now why am I talking about Ramesh Deo ? Because he turns a year older today (30 january 2018). He turns 89 today-unbelievable that he has been around for so long. He made his debut in Marathi films in 1951/52 and his Hindi debut was in the 1962 Rajshri Productions movie “Aarti”. Recently (meaning 2-3 years back) I saw him on some Marathi channel where they were felicitating him on his long innings in the film world- Marathi and Hindi. They also showed footage of his contribution to the industry and then it dawned on me that he has produced feature films, television serials, ad films etc. He is active even now as can be seen in the surf excel ad which has him play an adoring grandpa with Vidya Sinha as the grandma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiHhHKE_iMI . Ramesh Deo’s family is into entertaining the world- his wife is actress Seema Deo and sons Ajinkya- an actor and Abhinay- a director of movies, ads and television serials.

Honestly speaking I landed on a song mouthed by Ramesh Deo by accident. In the long time that he has spent in movie (almost 250 Hindi movies) the number of times he has sung songs on screen can be counted on one’s fingers. This is one such song that reminds me of “woh jhootha hai vote na usko dena” from “Namak Haram” though here it looks like he is making false promises. 🙂


Song-Kaun sachcha hai kaun jhoothha hai (Zindagi Zindagi)(1972) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

kaun sachcha hai
aur kaun jhootha hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do
haan ji
kaun sachcha hai
kaun jhootha hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do

arrey haan
jaan lo
pehchaan lo
phir apna vote do o o
kaun sachcha hai
kaun jhootha hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do

hum janta ke
sevak hain ji
ham janta ke sevak hain
ham karte hain sewa
woh janta ke
dushman hain ji
woh janta ke dushman hain
woh khaate hain mewa
(giggle)
dhokha na khaana
zamaana bura hai
munh mein hai raam naam
aur bagal mein
chhura hai
jaan lo pehchaan lo
phir apna vote do o o
kaun sachcha
hai
aur kaun jhootha
hai
are haaan
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do
kaun sachcha

hai
kaun jhootha
hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do

ram prasad
jai jai
ram prasad
jai jai
loknath
haay haay
loknath
hay haay

iss chhote se gaanv ko hum sheher banaayenge
aur bail gaadi ke badle railgaadi chalaayenge
gaadi chalayenge ji
gaadi chalayenge

aur school banaayenge
pul banaayenge
aspataal banaayenge
pakka waada hai
pakki sadak bhi banaayenge
jai jai ramprasad
mera kehna maan lo
phir apna vote do
kaun sachcha hai
aur kaun jhootha hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do


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.

Blog Day : 3481 Post No. : 13982

Today’s song is from film Maa-52. It is sung by Manna Dey, under the baton of composer S.K.Pal.

The film was produced by Ashok Kumar and Sawak Vachha for Bombay Talkies. The director was Bimal Roy. The screen play was also by Bimal Roy on the story of Swaraj Banerjee.Dialogues were by Nabendu Ghosh and the translations were done by Nazir Hussain and Asit Sen (roly poly actor and Director). The cast was Leela Chitnis, Bharat Bhushan,Shyama, Nazir Hussain,Asit Sen, Manju, B.M.Vyas, Achla Sachdev, Bikram Kapoor, Krishnakant, Samar Chatterjee, Bharata Vyas(uncredited) etc etc.

Nabendu Ghosh (27.3.1917 to 15.12.2007) was born in Dhaka. He was a famous Bangla writer, who joined New Theatres. In 1951 he left New Theatres and joined Bimal Roy in Bombay. He wrote Screen plays/dialogues for most of Bimal Roy’s films. After Roy’s death, he worked with Hrishikesh Mukherjee for a long time. In 1988, he directed his only film “Trishagni’. After his death, his autobiography,”Eka Nauker jatri” was published.

Maa-52 was Bimal Roy’s first film in Bombay. He was born on 12-7-1909, in Suvapur village in East Bengal. His father Hemchandra Roy was a very rich landlord. He was a simple and kind person. After he died, it was known that his servants had misappropriated all his money and land and the family came on the road. The big family shifted to Calcutta in 1930-31.

Bimal Roy joined New Theatres as an assistant to Nitin Bose. He soon became an expert Cameraman and shot films like Chandidas, Devdas, manzil, Grihdaah, Maya, Mukti etc. In 1937, he was married to Manobina Sen. He continued as a Cameraman till 1942 doing more films like Abhagin,Badi Didi, Abhinetri, Haar jeet and Meenakshi.

By 1942, due to restrictions on supply of raw film and financial crisis, added to Ego problems of Big artistes and the management, New Theatres came into problems. One after another most artistes like Barua, Debki Bose, Nitin Bose, Saigal, Prithwiraj kapoor, Kumar, Kidar Sharma etc left Calcutta and reached Bombay. Bimal Roy did a documentary on the Bengal Famine in 1943 and then directed his first Bangla/Hindi bilingual film Udayer Pathe/Hamraahi in 1944. The successful film ran for an year in Calcutta and established him. Then came Anjangadh,Mantramugdha and Pehla Admi.

Bimal Roy came to Bombay for the premiere of film Pehla Admi-50. Here he met his old collegue Hiten Chaudhari,who was working in Bombay Talkies-supposed to be a hub for all artistes coming from Bengal. He took Bimal Roy to Bombay Talkies and he got his first film in Bombay- Maa-52, for direction. Then came Parineeta-53. Bimal Roy then established his own Bimal Roy Productions and made many films. He directed films like Do Bigha Zamin, Naukari, Devdas, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh, Prempatra and Bandini for his own productions. For others too he directed films like Biraj Bahu, Baap Beti and Yahudi. Bimal Roy Productions mad films like Amanat, Parivaar, Apradhi Kaun,Usne kaha tha,Kabuliwala and Benazir where other directors did the films.

Bimal Roy got 11 Film Fare Awards for Best films and Best Direction in all. He got several National and International awards too. He was a heavy smoker. In 1965, Lungs Cancer was detected and he died on 8-1-1966

Bimal Roy was not only a very sensitive person, but he was like an Institution for subordinates, who learnt a lot from him. He was like a complete school of film making and gave the film industry great film makers and writers like Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar, Nabendu Ghosh, Salil Chaudhari ( Do Bigha Zamin-53 was based on his story Rikshawala, written in the 40s. Parakh was also his story and he wrote screen play for Prempatra) and Basu Bhattacharya. After Bimal Roy’s death, Hrishikesh Mukherjee dedicated film Anupama to his memories.

One special characteristic of Bimal Roy was song picturisation on character and unknown artistes ( like Guru Dutt). Sachin Shankar sang Parakh song-kya hawa chali. His production manager’s wife Dolly kapoor sang 2 songs in Bandini. Rajdeep, a character artiste sang”mat ro mata laal tere bahutere”in film. W.M.Khan sang in Kabuliwala. In same film a small time actor M.V.Rajan also sang a song.

Bimal Roy shot a major part of film Madhumati in Nainitaal. When he came back to Bombay, to his dismay, he found that 60% shots were spoiled. Without losing head, he shot all those scenes in Bhandardara-near Bombay and the film was edited so well, that nobody felt any difference !

Film Maa-52 was a solid tear jerker competing with any Madras film from AVM or Gemini. The story of the film was…

Chander Babu (Nazir Hussain) is a retired Post office employee, now working with the local Zamindar, on a very low salary. He and his wife (Leela Chitnis) live in Chandanpur. They have two sons. Elder son Rajan (Paul Mahendra) is married to a wealthy family girl (Achla Sachdev), who is very arrogant. He is studying final Law course. The younger son Bhanu( Bharat Bhushan ) is good natured and helpful. He studies in college. he is in love with a girl Meena (Shyama) and her father approves their marriage.

Rajan needs Rs. 300 for his exams, but his father can not get this much money. His own wife has the money but refuses to give. One day Bhanu is returning to his house in the night when he hears “Thief, Thief ” He finds that the Thief is no one else, but his own father who tries theft for Rs 300 to give the fees. Bhanu takes the blame on himself, is caught and jailed.

When Bhanu is released and comes to meet his parents, he is told by Rajan that they don’t want to see even his face. Bhanu goes away, is helped by an advocate and gets a Bank job. His father confesses everything to his wife, gets a shock and dies. The mother goes in search of Bhanu. She is treated like a maid in Rajan’s house. Bhanu works hard and becomes a manager. He sends Rs100 money order every month to his mother, but Rajan and his wife take that Money order, without mother’s knowledge. Bhanu meets Meena and their love kindles again. She tells him about his mother.

Bhanu comes back and meets the mother. He realises that she is treated lie a maid by Rajan and wife. He goes to Rajan, fights with him, drags him to his mother. Rajan and his wife repent and ask for a pardon. The Maa pardons them. Bhanu and Meena’s marriage is announced.

Film Maa-52 had only 6 song. Today’s song is the fourth song to be posted here. It is sung by Manna Dey. The Music Director S.K.Pal- Surya Kumar Pal, was the nephew of composer Ramchandra Pal. He first joined Shalimar pictures of Poona and in the end did few films for Bombay Talkies. In all he did 19 films. His last film was Dhola Maaru-56, in which, for the first and last time, he used Lata Mangeshkar for his songs. The song is picturised on Leela Chitnis….


Song-Chale re chale Raam vanwaas (Maa)(1952) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S K Pal

Lyrics

aakaash bhai bhaanu ??
aaya andhiyaara
maa ke nainon se chhupaa
nainon ka saara

chale re
chale Raam vanwaas
chale re
chale Raam vanwaas
chhal chhal neer bahaaye maata
chhal chhal neer bahaaye maata
naina bhaye udaas
pita ke man mein peer uthhhi hai
pita ke man mein peer uthhhi hai
aas bhai hai niraas
chale re
chale Raam vanwaas
chale re
chale Raam vanwaas

aaj achaanak aandhi aayi
aandhi aayi ee ee ee
aaj achaanak aandhi aayi
van ki kali kali murjhaayi
sneh bhare ae ae ae ae
sneh bhare maa ke madhuvan se
sneh bhare maa ke madhuvan se
roothh gaya madhumaas
chale re
chale Raam vanwaas
chale re
chale Raam vanwaas

apne jeewan ka dhan kho kar
laut rahi hai maa ro ro kar
laut rahi hai maa ro ro kar
haay lagi kismat ki thhokar
tooti man ki aas
Raam gaye vanwaas
haaaaye
gaye Raam vanwaas


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Blog Day : 3475 Post No. : 13960

“मैं लेखक हूँ, लेखक”।

The year – 1956. The film – that zany, crazy, fun and pathos filled runaway hit titled ‘Funtoosh’. Remembered today for a fantastic portfolio of songs. And a very sensitive and effective performance by Dev Anand.

The film has a noisy opening inside a mental asylum. Dev Anand, one of the inmates, is being released to the outside world. He knows himself, as do others, only as ‘funtoosh’. Apparently he has endeared everyone in that blessed place, for when he leaves, everyone offers him a gift, piling him and his pockets with trinkets, small tokens, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, garlands, rings and what not. From a world that is upside down compared to the outside, ‘funtoosh’ makes a grand exit on a tricycle, smoking a pipe.

Of course his level of awareness and understanding does not include the fact that the outside world is very much the ‘downside up’ version of the world inside the asylum. With inherent goodness and simplicity of a person sans memories, it does not take long for the world outside and its people, to relieve him of all those gifts. Folks will dearly remember the song “Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa”, that is presented during this sequence of events.

In a matter of a few hours, and about 15 minutes into the film, ‘funtoosh’ is bereft of all his possessions, the gifts that were given to him by his friends from another ‘home’ that he had to leave. Evening is descending, and so is his mood – crestfallen. Dejected and doleful, he is sitting on the steps outside an Irani type restaurant, with a pen in his hand, his last worldly possession other than the clothes on his back. He is contemplating to write a letter to his friends back in the asylum, and he is visibly struggling to put down any words.

A bespectacled young man, carrying a couple of books under his arm, and lighting a cigarette, comes out of the restaurant, and pauses next to ‘funtoosh’, watching him trying to articulate something to write. He notices that ‘funtoosh’ has a postal envelop, but he does not have a piece of paper. He draws out a plain sheet from the notebooks he is carrying, and hands over to ‘funtoosh’.

‘funtoosh’ begins writing – “मेरे प्यारे दोस्तो”, (my dear friends) then pauses for a few seconds, then he draws a large question mark on the paper and signs it with a flourish – ‘funtoosh’. The bespectacled young man asks, “बस?” (that’s all?). ‘funtoosh’ replies – “इतना ही काफी है। ज़िंदगी के दो हिस्से होते हैं, एक सवाल, दूसरा जवाब। मैंने सवाल लिख दिया है, वो जवाब लिखेंगे” (I have written the question, they will write an answer).

Immediately the young man opens his notebook again, and starts to note down this philosophical gem. ‘funtoosh’ asks him why is he noting this down. The young man replies – “काम आएगा। मैं लेखक हूं, लेखक” (it will come handy, I am a writer). ‘funtoosh’ asks him so what does he write. The young man say – stories, about people like you. ‘funtoosh’ asks him whether he will write a story about him – ‘funtoosh’. The young man says – yes, why not. ‘funtoosh’, apparently is so moved by this interest and attention on part of the young man, he caps the pen in his hand, and forces it into the shirt pocket of the young man, saying that if he writes about him, then he should write using this pen.

And with that, it is the last of his worldly possession that ‘funtosh’ gives away to this young man.

The name if this young man does not appear anywhere in the credits, not even as a guest artist. At 22 years of age, this, in all probabilities, is Vijay Anand’s very first screen appearance. Not that his name has not appeared in credits before. Two years earlier, in 1954, when ‘Taxi Driver’, another Navketan hit was released, his name was introduced to the viewing public for the first time, in the role of the story and dialogue writer. But in this film, where he makes his first appearance on screen, his presence is not officially acknowledged anywhere.

Remembering Goldie – Vijay Anand – on the 84th anniversary of his birth today – 22nd January. A multi-faceted artist who has been an actor, producer, director, story and dialogue writer, film editor, and even sound editor.

In a manner of speaking, maybe a personal trait for keeping a low profile. For as we see his career develop, we find him making such cameo appearances in his films, completely unannounced. Folks will recall that Alfred Hitchcock used this device to make a fleeting appearance in his own films, and the viewers started to look forward to his films for, amongst other cinematic interests, to locate where does he make his signature cameo appearance.

Same with Vijay Anand – he also makes cameo appearances in his films. And he made another refinement on top of the Hitchcock-ian style of making a physical appearance. In place of making a physical appearance, he would lend his voice to a bit artist in a stray one-off dialogue, where one would least expect him to be. In the song “Pyaar Ka Raag Suno. . .” (‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ – 1963), he is one of folks that Dev Anand and Nutan encounter, as they are serenading in the staircase of Qutab Minar. And then, in film ‘Guide’ (1965), his voice is heard midway through the film, as an absolute non-entity is enquiring about Raju Guide from the attendant at the book stall on the Udaipur railway station platform. I had at one time prepared a brief list of such appearances, but I am not able to locate it right at this moment. I will update this para, as soon as I am able to locate it or re-gather that info.

When we talk of great artists and their creations, we generally wonder – why is it that they did not produce more. Yes, some artists are very prolific. But then, we must also realize that most works of art, especially cinema, takes a fair amount of time to complete one creation. Yes, Vijay Anand’s career seems to be less prolific in comparison. It seems to have its stop and start times. In 1954, he is scripting ‘Taxi Driver’. In 1955, his name appears in the star cast of the film ‘Joru Ka Bhai’, a comedy film made by Chetan Anand, his elder brother. In 1956, he is makes a cameo in ‘Funtoosh’. In 1957, he makes his debut appearance in a lead role – as the hero opposite to Shakila in the film ‘Agra Road’. 1957 also sees the release of ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’, his debut directorial venture. Hmmm. . . quite a watershed year for his career, making debut both as a lead actor and a director in the same year.

Then, a gap of couple of years and we see all the three Anand brother appear together in the 1960 social hit film ‘Kaala Bazaar’. Vijay Anand plays the first love interest of Waheeda Rehman, who has gone to France for higher studies, and returns to India during the second half of the film, when an uncertain relationship is developing between Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. And yes, he is also the director of this film.

Next we hear about him in 1963 – as the director of the film ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’. In between, there is  unconfirmed statements that he also was the shadow director of the film ‘Hum Dono’ in 1961.

1964 sees the release of Chetan Anand’s ‘Haqeeqat’ – he makes appearance as one of the soldiers in the army unit that is on the China border, and gets trapped in the winter snow as weather turns belligerent. He is present in the qawwali – “Ho Ke Majboor Mujhe Us Ne Bhulaaya Hoga”.

Come 1965, and we see the zenith of his creative career. Navketan’s ‘Guide’ is released, to a critical acclaim that predicts this film to be the best film Hindi cinema has produced. The prediction stands true today – more than fifty years later. The original author of the story, RK Narayan, was not too happy with the outcome, wherein Dev and Vijay had made some significant modifications to the original storyline. But the outcome of the final product says everything. The film is a grand tour of the human life, of the transformation of a soul from an expert guide, to a conman, to a sinner, and then on to a realization that takes the soul to horizons that are way beyond the mundane existence of this world, this life. The film remains to be seen yet once again, no matter how many times one has seen it. And the one man behind it – Vijay Anand. The performance he extracted from Dev Anand, is a remarkable achievement that even Dev was never able to replicate in his entire career.

And the songs of ‘Guide’ – each one of them deserves to be dealt with in separate individual write ups. The visualization and cinematography of “Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” can simply not be bettered. The top shot of the lead pair in the rear of truck full of hay, or the low angle tracking shot of Waheeda Rehman’s feet as she is walking on the walls of the fort. Or the superb capture of the sunset ambience in “Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hain” – a song that was completed in an unbelievable 4 shots. When I read this and then went back to review the video of this song again, it is now even a more staggering experience with this knowledge – just 4 shots. And more than just the songs – that have been viewed and viewed and viewed again and again, and written about and discussed and critiqued to no end – I would like to draw the attention of the readers to another musical piece, which keeps to just being short of a full fledged song. The snake dance in the village of snake charmers. The visualization, the settings, the lighting, everything about this piece is just out of this world – and I dare say, this would be probably the best on screen dance performance of Waheeda Rehman.

In 1966, we see his directorial capabilities reach a plane very different from ‘Guide’. The release is ‘Teesri Manzil’ directed by him. An edge-of-the-seat thriller cum comedy film, one sees Vijay’s song picturization capabilities touch even newer heights of perfection. If the songs of ‘Guide’ were about a traditional view of the life of this sub-continent, the songs of ‘Teesri Manzil’ brought in a rock element that had never been presented before as such. And no, I am not going to discuss the song details here – they are so much a favorite of every music lover, that I may just be holding a candle to what everyone already knows and believes in.

1967 – and another brilliant caper is in the making – ‘Jewel Thief’. Another taut thriller, another musical bonanza, and another set of memorable songs picturized so elegantly that it defies description to do justice. Yesterday I had written about the dance song of Jaishree T (from the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’), with the comment that it was probably the best on screen performance for her. I make a same kind of statement today – the song “Hothon Mein Aisi Baat. . .” has been acknowledged as the best dance performance of Vijayantimala in her entire career.

1968 – and we don’t know what to say about his film this year. He directed the Dev Anand – Asha Parekh starrer ‘Kahin Aur Chal’, produced under a non-descript banner titled JM Productions. The film seems to have sunk without a trace. The stories that emerged later were that this film was produced with the express requirement to show losses, for some tax manipulations. The producers withdrew the film almost as soon as it was released, to claim losses. The sad part is that the film has completely disappeared. It is known that even Dev Anand himself was searching for it. It was not a Navketan production so he had no control over its ownership. Nothing more is noted anywhere about this film, except that its songs are available. This curious situation kind of makes this Vijay Anand directed film as one of the most sought after cinematic assets in the industry.

After another gap of an unlettered 1969, Vijay is back in 1970, with the news of another blockbuster hit of a comic thriller – ‘Johnny Mera Naam’. Coming on the heels of ‘Teesri Manzil’ and ‘Jewel Thief’, this another taut thriller demonstrated Vijay going from strength to strength, and also continuing to refine his uncanny handling of on screen song presentations. The songs of this film are simply stupendous – the picturization of “Pal Bhar Ke Liye. . .” is unimaginably innovative and yes, very sweet – “Pal Bhar Ke Pyaar Pe Nisaar Saara Jeevan. . .”. And then, yes, the handling of a worried Hema Malini being followed by the police in the song “O Mere Raja. . . Waada To Nibhaaya”.

So far, so good. But then it gets even better in 1971. Moving away from the thriller genre, Vijay Anand directs ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ – which maybe barring ‘Guide’, is probably the most sensitive and a most mature handling of a theme of family sentiments, and human failings and triumphs. I was in school when this film was released. And in my haughtiness of the amateur school time discussions about human psychology and social issues, I thought very well of this film, given of course some ‘critical defects’ that I believed I must communicate to the director, if I could. That haughtiness and the thought of those errors is long past. And, as with a handful of some very excellent films, this is one which has a new learning to give every time one views it. I have seen this film every so often again and again, and simply do not get tired of it. The multi- faceted pushes and pulls that are experienced in real life, are so well depicted in this epitome production about human life.

I clearly remember the discussion I had with my school friends after seeing this film. I commented (quite amateurishly I must add) that seeing the last scene gives the feeling as if having a child was the only objective of this film. Over the years, I have not only regretted that statement, but have progressively revised my understanding as to what this film is trying to portray and achieve.

And then, just about this juncture, it seems as if Vijay has lost the luster and the touch. His personal inclinations seem to be distracting him more into his inside world. And the personal relationships that he went into and came out, did not help either. He was drawn towards Osho (Bhagwan Rajneesh). He got married to Loveleen, one of the followers of Osho. The marriage did not last long, and was dissolved. Some time passes and he confounds the world with his next marital alliance. He stirred a controversy of Himalayan proportions by marrying the daughter of his own sister.

As these personal travails haunt him, he continues to create more films but then how do you write about them after having talked about his creations till the 1971. No, I am not demeaning the value in the films that follow ‘Tere Mere Sapne’. A sampler follows – ‘Blackmail’ and ‘Chhupa Rustom’ in 1973, ‘Bullet’ in 1976, ‘Ek Do Teen Char’ and Ram Balram in 1980, ‘Rajput’ in 1982, ‘Hum Rahe Na Hum’ in 1984, and ‘Main Tere Liye’ in 1986. All these are as a director. As an actor anther list to talk about – ‘Double Cross’ and ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ in 1973, ‘Chor Chor’ and ‘Kora Kaagaz’ in 1974, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ in 1978, and ‘Ghunghroo Ki Awaaz’ in 1981. We continue to see glimmers of his old self – the song ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. . .” in ‘Blakcmail’, and “Jo Main Hota Ik Toota Taara. . .” in ‘Chhupa Rustom’, are a throwback reminder of his prowess as a song director. His performances in ‘Kora Kaagaz’, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ and ‘Chor Chor’ are impressive and invite kudos. But with all this even, he seemed to have descended into the valleys. The sparkle that was Vijay – seemed to have been snuffed out.

In 2004 when he passed away, he was preparing to direct another Navketan film for Dev Anand – ‘Jaana Nahin Dil Se Door’. Apparently one (or more songs) were recorded. But it seems that the film was shelved when Vijay passed away. There is no mention of this film on Navketan’s web site.

I feel I have so much to write about this enigma that was Vijay Anand, but I will save that for another post. Coming to the song for today. And yes, by the way, we are Yippeee-ing the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ with this post. 🙂

Just this film itself evokes such emotions and memories that I wish I had posted all the songs of this film, and written about them. In the post yesterday, I had written about the celebration dance song, and somewhat of the story till that point in the film. Moving forward from there – the humble and grateful Phoolchand (role played by Sapru) gives a personal gift to Dr. Anand for having saved his newborn child’s life. It is a note of one hundred rupees. Mrs. Prasad (role played by Paro, the wife of Dr. Prasad (role played by Mahesh Kaul), the head of the hospital), takes an offense to this, and demands that Anand hands over that gift to her. Anand refuses. He decides to take on another job at another hospital in a village close by, rather than succumb to Mrs. Prasad’s demands for something he, at that point in time, feels very emotionally attached with.

Anand moves to the other hospital. The expected marriage of Nisha and Anand takes place. Nisha is pregnant for the first time. A mishap occurs. While at the market place, she is hit by a car that is recklessly being driven by an inebriated Seth Madhochand (role played by Premnath), the owner of the mining company in the village. Nisha loses the child. The rich Seth prevails over the judicial system, gets acquitted after producing tutored witnesses to establish that the accident was Nisha’s fault. Anand’s world is shattered. He leaves the village and returns to Bombay. In the starting scene of the film, one of his batch mates is pleading with him not to go the village. Now Anand returns to the same friend, who introduces him to others in the profession, and Anand, capable as he is, becomes one of the most sought after doctors in the city.

Affluence follows, no matter that Nisha’s life becomes a depressing bore. But Anand is so busy making money that he even overlooks the personal issues his beloved is going thru. Back in the village, the senior doctor, Dr. Prasad passes away. The hospital is renovated and expanded, and is to be re-inaugurated as a memorial to Dr. Prasad. Jagan (Dr. Jagannath Kothari, role played by Vijay Anand) comes to Bombay, seeking to convince Anand to return to the village hospital. Anand, flying high with the euphoria of financial success, declines the invite. Jagan returns to the village empty handed.

The day of the inauguration arrives. All arrangements are in place. All the village crowd is collected. But the local leader, who has been invited to do the honors at the inauguration ceremony, is late, with no information as to when he may arrive. At this juncture, I introduce Dr. Bhutani (role played by Agha). Bhutani is the village dentist, apparently the only one in the surrounding 20 some villages. And so a person of quite some eminence. Being in-charge of the ceremonies, he is also panicking with the non-arrival of the chief guest. He complains to Jagan, Jagan tells him to improvise. They enter the pandaal, and seat Mrs. Prasad in the chief guest’s chair. And Bhutani breaks into this song. The crowd present joins in, as does Jagan for the third antaraa, later in the song.

The singing voice is that of Manna Dey, which is lip synced both by Jagan and Bhutani on screen.

An important note about the presentation of this song. Originally, in the film, this song is presented as a three antaraa song, two sung by Bhutani, and one by Jagan. As I went back into the online world to search for this song, I am pleasantly surprised to discover a much longer version of this song, which most probably has been taken from the film’s LP. The person who has uploaded this, has put together this entire song as a single video. For the first three antaraas, he has retained the original footage. For the later three antaraas, he has improvised and done an edit / cut / paste to create additional footage from the original footage. So what we see in this clip is three antaraas of the original footage and three additional antaraas of an edited and spliced together footage. The blips are noticeable, but yet the person has done a fair enough job to make is look like a whole single song.

There is enough said, so I will abstain from typing further. Enjoy this song that tells of the ground realities of the social and political woes in our country. Although dated 1971, all the thoughts expressed in this song are still fully representative of what we are going through in current times. The travails are timeless, it seems.

But regardless, enjoy the song. 🙂 And oh yes, a reminder that with this post, ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ is now a part of yippeee-land on our blog. The details of all the songs posted is given below. Close to ten years it took, given that the first song of this film was posted in November of 2008.

 

Hey Mein Ne Kasam Li 227 8-Nov-08
Jaise Radha Ne Mala Japi 559 16-Jan-09
Jeewan Ki Bagiya Mahkegi 571 18-Jan-09
Mera Antar Ek Mandir Hai Tera 7387 22-Jan-13
Ta Thai Tat Thai Ata That Thai Tat 8274 2-Jul-13
Phurr Ud Chala Hawaaon Ke Sang Sang Dil Jaane Kidhar 13870 4-Jan-18
Mera Saajan Phool Kamal Ka, Kali Main Raat Rani Ki 13953 21-Jan-18
Andhi Parja Andha Raja, Takey Ser Bhaaji Takey Ser Khaaja 13960 22-Jan-18

 

Song – Andhi Parja Andha Raja Takey Ser Bhaaji Takey Ser Khaaja  (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD Burman
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

hey..ey..ey..ey..ey
suno re
suno re
suno re. . . sajjano

andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

desh ko kha gayi netagiri
khet ko kha gaya sookha
khet ko kha gaya sookha
hey..ey desh ko kha gayi netagiri
khet ko kha gaya sookha
khet ko kha gaya sookha
arey dharam ko kha gaye pandit mulla
karam hoi gaya bhoosa
karam hoi gaya bhoosa
hey..ey..ey
kauwwe khaayen. . . hey
kya bhaiya
kauwwe khaayen doodh malaai
hans marey haaye bhookha
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

hey ram raaj ke ghaat pe ab to
reh gaye kewal jhande
oy reh gaye kewal jhande
hey ram raaj ke ghaat pe ab to
reh gaye kewal jhande
reh gaye kewal jhande
arey jhandon ko bhi le kar bhaiya
chalen sadak par. . .
dande
chalen sadak par dande
arey kaun desh ka dhyaan karey..ey..ey
kya baat hai
kaun desh ka dhyaan karey
kyaaa
sab hain kursi ke pandey
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane hatt tere ki

oo oo oo oo
oo oo
oo oo
dar dar maari phire sachchaai
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
arey ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
ho oo oo
dar dar maari phire sachchaai
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
are raaj karey mehlon mein baithi
daghabaaj makkaari
daghabaaj makkaari
ey jitney daktar badhe..ey..ey..ey hey
jitney daktar badhe desh mein
utni badhi beemaari
haaye re haaye
utni badhi beemaari
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

———————-
stanzas not in film
———————-

dus dus saal jo tax nahin de
woh ban jaaye leader
arey wo ban jaaye leader
aaa aaa
dus dus saal jo tax nahin de
woh ban jaaye leader
wo ban jaaye leader
arey khoon pasina ek karey jo
wo ho jaaye phateechar
wo ho jaaye phateechar
kaun akal ki baat karey..ey..ey..ey
kaun akal ki baat karey
bhai sab par chadha shanichar
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

raat mein tha wo
kyaa
raat mein tha wo leegi bhaiya
subeh bana kangressi
arey subeh bana kangressi
arey raat mein tha wo leegi bhaiya
subeh bana kangressi
subeh bana kangressi
dal badlu ne neeti niyam ki
kar di aisi ki taisi
kar di aisi ki taisi
aey jiski laathi..ee
bhains usi ki
jiski laathi bhains usi ki
kya hai democracy
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane hatt tere ki

hey..ey..ey..ey
hawaa chali pashchim ki aisi
kala hui bedhangi
arey kala hui bedhangi
oo oo oo
hawaa chali pashchim ki aisi
kala hui bedhangi
kala hui bedhangi
arey angreji ka raag alaape
hindi ki saarangi
hindi ki saarangi
azaadi ke baal sanwaare
waah bhaiyaa
azaadi ke baal sanwaare
haaye karze ki kanghi
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
hatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
arey hatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
arey hatt tere ki..ee..ee..ee

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
हे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
सुनो रे
सुनो रे
सुनो रे ॰ ॰ ॰ सज्जनों

अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

देश को खा गई नेतागीरी
खेत को खा गया सूखा
अरे खेत को खा गया सूखा
हे॰॰ए देश को खा गई नेतागीरी
खेत को खा गया सूखा
खेत को खा गया सूखा
अरे धरम को खा गए पंडित मुल्ला
करम होई गया भूसा
करम होई गया भूसा
हे॰॰
कौव्वे खाएं॰॰॰ हे
क्या भइय्या
कौव्वे खाएं दूध मलाई
हंस मरे हाए भूखा
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

हे राम राज के घाट पे अब तो
रह गए केवल झंडे
ओय रह गए केवल झंडे
हे राम राज के घाट पे अब तो
रह गए केवल झंडे
रह गए केवल झंडे
अरे झंडों को भी ले कर भइय्या
चलें सड़क पर॰॰॰
डंडे
चलें सड़क पर डंडे
अरे कौन देश का ध्यान करे॰॰ए॰॰ए
क्या बात है
कौन देश का ध्यान करे
क्या
सब हैं कुर्सी के पंडे
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने हत्त तेरे की

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
ओ ओ
दर दर मारी फिरे सच्चाई
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
अरे बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
हो॰॰ओ दर दर मारी फिरे सच्चाई
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
अरे राज करे महलों में बैठी
दग़iबाज मक्कारी
दग़iबाज मक्कारी
ए जितने डक्टर बढ़े॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए हे
जितने डक्टर बढ़े देश में
उतनी बढ़ी बीमारी
हाय रे हाय
उतनी बढ़ी बीमारी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

———————-
अंतरे जो फिल्म में नहीं हैं
———————-

दस दस साल जो टैक्स नहीं दे
वो बन जाये लीडर
are वो बन जाये लीडर
आ आ
दस दस साल जो टैक्स नहीं दे
वो बन जाये लीडर
वो बन जाये लीडर
अरे खून पसीना एक करे जो
वो हो जाये फटीचर
वो हो जाये फटीचर
कौन अकल की बात करे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
कौन अकल की बात करे भई
सब पर चढ़ा शनीचर
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

रात में था वो
क्या
रात में था वो लीगी भइय्या
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
अरे सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
अरे रात में था वो लीगी भइय्या
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
दल बदलू ने नीति नियम की
कर दी ऐसी की तैसी
कर दी ऐसी की तैसी
ए जिसकी लाठी॰॰ई
भैंस उसी की
जिसकी लाठी भैंस उसी की
क्या है डेमो क्रेसी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने हत्त तेरे की

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
हवा चली पश्चिम की ऐसी
कला हुई बेढंगी
अरे कला हुई बेढंगी
ओ ओ ओ
हवा चली पश्चिम की ऐसी
कला हुई बेढंगी
कला हुई बेढंगी
अरे अंगरेजी का राग अलापे
हिन्दी की सारंगी
हिन्दी की सारंगी
आज़ादी के बाल सँवारे
वाह  भइय्या
अरे आज़ादी के बाल सँवारे
हाए करजे की कंघी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
हत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
अरे हत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
अरे हत्त तेरे की॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई


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.
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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.

“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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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.

“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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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 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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