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Blog Day :

4511 Post No. : 16059

kuchh aur zamaana kehta hai kuchh aur hai zidd mere dil ki
main baat zamaane ki maanoon ya baat sunoon apne dil ki

This was the swan song from ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ (1965) both for the singer and the music director of the song as this was their last film in Mumbai before shifting lock stock and barrel to Delhi in 1963. The playback singer was Meena Kapoor and the music director was Anil Biswas. In relation to her romantic affairs with Anil Biswas in the early 1950s, just like in the above two-liner, she was in a quandary. But her heart was adamant (aur hai zidd mere dil ki) that led to a long partnership with Anil Biswas irrespective of what the society said about their relationship.

Today, November 23rd is the 3rd Remembrance Day of Meena Kapoor. The day also happens to be 90th birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt. Both were born in the year 1930 in Bengal Presidency of British India. Both started their playback singing career in Mumbai in the year 1946 – Geeta Dutt with ‘Bhakt Prahlad’ (1946) and Meena Kapoor with ‘Pul’ (1947) in 1946 though her first released song was from ‘Eight Days’ (1946). The similarities do not end here.

Both Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor got recognition as playback singers under S D Burman – Meena Kapoor in ‘Aath Din’ (1946) and Geeta Dutt in ‘Do Bhai’ (1947). Both virtually ended their playback singing career around mid-1960s though there were few spill-over of their songs thereafter. Both had almost similar vocal cords giving an impression to the listeners that their singing voices sound more or less the same. And what was more important was that despite being in the competitive field of playback singing career, both were close friends to such an extent that they both became a part of extended family of Roys and Kapoors.

Unfortunately, their similarities of Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor did not reflect in their playback singing career. During their active years (1946-65) of playback singing career, Meena Kapoor’s output (around 175 songs) has no match with that of Geeta Dutt (around 1400 songs). Out of curiosity, I checked the year-wise growth of the playback singing career of both of them beginning with the year 1946 and up to 1955, the year from which Meena Kapoor had Anil Biswas as his life partner, almost retiring from her playback singing career except singing mainly for Anil Biswas. The statistics given in the table below reveal that Geeta Dutt was quite ahead of Meena Kapoor for all the years – both in terms of aggregate number of songs as well as films.

Year Geeta Dutt Meena Kapoor
Films Songs Films Songs
1946 12 21 2 5
1947 22 52 5 9
1948 37 107 15 43
1949 34 97 8 15
1950 50 169 12 17
1951 30 81 4 11
1952 42 122 5 8
1953 25 59 14 27
1954 25 54 7 10
1955 34 84

[Source: List of songs of Geeta Dutt from http://www.geetadutt.com counter-checked with http://www.myswar.co and list of songs of Meena Kapoor from http://www.myswar.co]

What could be the reasons for such a significant difference in their output of songs? At the outset, I could not see any reason other than ascribing it to a pure bad luck for Meena Kapoor in the sense that she was born with a voice almost similar to Geeta Dutt. And it was Geeta Dutt’s voice which seems to have been preferred by most of the music directors over that of Meena Kapoor.

In Lata Khubchandani’s article reproduced in RMIM’s Article Archive (No.324), Meena Kapoor had said that she had never been ambitious and she had not taken her music seriously. She also did not make any effort towards furtherance of her playback singing career. Her father, Bikram Kapoor who was a character actor in New Theatre, Kolkata and later in Mumbai, wanted his daughter to excel in singing only after completing her education. When she started living with Anil Biswas sometime in mid-1950s, she was happier as a housewife than pursuing the playback singing profession.

There is an interesting trivia as to how Meena Kapoor met Anil Biswas for the first time. In the interview referred to above, she had revealed that she refused to give audition to Anil Biswas when he was planning to get some songs sung by her for ‘Anokha Pyaar’ (1948) under the recommendation from his brother-in-law, Pandit Pannalal Ghosh. She had already recorded many film songs under many composers. As such, she felt that it was not necessary to her to give a fresh audition to Anil Biswas. It was her father who took a few recorded songs of her to Anil Biswas. After listening to her song, tod gaye haaye tod gaye armaan bhara dil tod gaye from ‘Khel’ (1950) under the music direction of Sajjad Hussain, Anil Biswas called her for rehearsal without audition. This incidence also shows as to how casual Meena Kapoor was in regard to her playback singing career.

Geeta Dutt on the other hand was interested in pursuing the playback singing career in films and her parents encouraged her by arranging music teachers. It was exactly at a time when Meena Kapoor’s restrictive playback singing career due to her education gave opportunity for Geeta Dutt to get a strong foothold as a playback singer as the statistics in the above table reveal. For example, S D Burman after giving two songs to Meena Kapoor in ‘Aath Din’ (1946), he switched over to Geeta Dutt during 1948-55 beside Lata Mangeshkar. It was only after 1957 when Geeta Dutt could not give sufficient time to S D Burman for rehearsals, he switched over to Asha Bhosle (Lata Mangeshkar not singing for him due to some misunderstanding). It is interesting to note that after her marriage with Guru Dutt in 1953, the yearly aggregate number of songs sung by Geeta Dutt post-1953 have fallen mainly due to a stiff competition from Lata Mangeshkar coupled with her domestic compulsion.

Both Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor have emotional tone in their voices which suits the genre of poignant and devotional songs. However, going by a large number of songs sung by Geeta Dutt relative to that of Meena Kapoor, the former’s versatilities are evident to general listeners of her songs. Just note as to how S D Burman had been instrumental in making Geeta Dutt a versatile singer. From emotional mera sundar sapna beet gaya in ‘Do Bhai’ (1947) to light-hearted tadbeer se bigdi huyi taqdeer bana le in ‘Baazi’ (1951), to coquettish song, jaane kya toone kahi jaane kya maine suni, teasing song, janoon jaanoon re chhupke kaun aaya in ‘Insaan Jaag Utha’ (1959) and many of her club songs. Her repertoire of songs under other music directors is also large.

Meena Kapoor did not get much opportunities to display her versatilities as her singing output was less than 200 songs as compared to Geeta Dutt’s around 1400 songs. But Meena Kapoor had also a good repertoire of songs like waltz type song, aate hain wo aate hain wo in ‘Chalte Chalte’ (1947), light-hearted meri jaan meri jaan sunday ke sunday in ‘Shehnaai’ (1947), romance in ye samaa ham tum jawaan in ‘Maashooka’ (1953), folk song, rimjhim barse paani aaj more angna in ‘Pardesi’ (1957), Rabindra sangeet, mere chanchal naina madhur ras ke bhare in ‘Angoolimal’ (1960) etc.

With almost similar voice timbre, Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor had very few occasions to sing together during their active years of playback singing career as detailed below:

Films Songs (Geeta-Meena) Co-singers Music Director
Hip Hip Hurray (1948) Main jaan gayi jaan gayi Hanuman Prasad
Aadhi Raat (1950) Maine baalam se poochha Hansraj Bahl
Jalte Deep (1950) Aayi milne ki raat Shardul Kwatra
Hulchul (1951) Mile dil aankh sharmaayi Mohd. Shafi
Ghaayal (1951) O rani mainwati -1 G M Durrani Gyan Dutt
Ghaayal (1951) O rani mainwati -2 G M Durrani Gyan Dutt
Ghaayal (1951) Tera kisi pe aaye dil Gyan Dutt

Before I conclude my article, I would like to give links of a solo song each of Meena Kapoor and Geeta Dutt for the purpose of their voice comparison. I have deliberately selected the songs of the same genre (Meera bhajans) so that the comparison is on the even keel.

Meena Kapoor main birhan baithi jaagoon ‘Gopinath’ (1948)
Geeta Dutt ae ri main to prem deewaani ‘Jogan’ (1950)

After repeatedly listening to these two songs, I can feel some differences in voices but I am unable to explain as to what are the differences. Probably, Meena Kapoor sounds slight nasal in her singing than Geeta Dutt. Of course, musicologists like the late Ashok Ranade would have technically explained their voice differences.

On the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt and 3rd Remembrance Day of Meena Kapoor on November 23, 2020, I am presenting their duet song, aayi milne ki raat karo meethi meethi baat from an obscure film ‘Jalte Deep’ (1950). The song is written by Aziz Kashmiri which is set to music by Shardul Kwatra. The film was produced by R Vasudeva under the banner of Nihal Film Corporation and was directed by Deepak Asha. The star cast included Nimmi, Amarnath, Randhir, Sophia, Deepak, Kuldeep, Leela Mishra etc. The film had 12 songs of which one song has been covered in the Blog.

The voices of Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor are so similar that I get a feeling whether the song I am presenting is solo or duet. However, the lyrics do give an impression of a duet and HFGK mentions Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor as playback singers for the song.

Since the film’s VCD/DVD is not available, one can listen to the song only on the audio clip. I have a photograph from the film in which Nimmi and Sophia are seen holding a tray each with lamps. Based on the photograph, my guess is that the song may have been picturised on Nimmi and Sophia welcoming their ‘balam’ and ‘sajan’.

Audio Clip:

Song-Aayi milan ki raat karo meethhi meethhi baat(Jalte Deep)(1950) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-Sardul Kwatra

Lyrics

aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat
tumhen meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethi baat
tumhen
o tumhe meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat

raat hai suhaag ki
chhaayi hai bahaar sajan
chhaayi hai bahaar
nainwa se phoot pada
meethha meethha pyaar
nainwa se phoot pada
meetha meetha pyaar
zara thhaamo ji haath
karo meethhi meethhi baat
tumhen
o tumhe meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat
tumhen meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat

taaron ne dekh liya tera mera mel sajan
tera mera mel
ankhiyon ne khel liya naya naya khel
ankhiyon ne khle liya naya naya khel
zara thhaamo ji haath
karo meethhi meethhi baat
tumhen
o tumhe meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat
o tumhen meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat


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 :

4477 Post No. : 15983

I wonder why Guru Dutt (09/07/1925 – 10/10/1964) who till 1958, had acted in lead roles in films of his own banner only, decided to act in films outside his banner. His first film outside his banner in a lead role was ’12 O Clock’ (1958) followed by ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Bharosa’ (1963), ‘Bahurani’ (1963), ‘Suhaagan’ (1964) and ‘Saanjh Aur Savera’ (1964). While his first film outside his banner as a lead actor may be an aberration, some of his later films as an actor outside his banner may probably have been out of financial compulsion following the box office failure of his film ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959).

There is always hidden desire of any intellectual film director to direct a film on a story of his choice and on his terms. But very few producer/financier would agree to produce/finance such a film from the point of view of the commercial consideration. For Guru Dutt, ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) were two such films which he was keen to bring them to the notice of the film audience.

I came to know from an article by Nasreen Muni Kabir in https://scroll.in that the idea of making ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) had virtually begun in 1948 when Guru Dutt had written a story out of the frustration when he came to Mumbai in 1948. The post-partition period was difficult to adjust to a new environment. It was also difficult for the Padukone family to sustain in a big city without work. And Guru Dutt was not getting film offers. So, he wrote the story titled ‘Kashmakash’ making a poet the protagonist who faces the problem in getting his poems published. The story remained in the limbo until he established himself as a film director of repute.

In 1951, in the wake of his commercially hit film, ‘Baazi’ (1951) for which Sahir Ludhianvi had written popular songs, Guru Dutt had become a successful film director. I remember to have watched an interview of a film celebrity during its B/W avatar (I do not recall now as to who was the film celebrity). That film celebrity mentioned that during the making of Baazi’ (1951), Sahir Ludhianvi had given to Guru Dutt a copy of his collections of poems ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1944). Guru Dutt was very much impressed with a couple of nazms which included ‘jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hai’. This nazm matched with the gloom of a poet in his story. Guru Dutt had decided to include this nazm whenever he makes the film based on his story, ‘Kashmakash’.

Since Guru Dutt was not sure of getting producer or financier for such a film and also the response on the box office due to gloomy nature of the story, he felt that he will have to take the financial risk in producing the film. For that he required his own resources to make the film as a producer. This explains as to why Guru Dutt, in the meanwhile, concentrated on making saleable light comedy films like ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) and ‘Mr and Mrs 55’ (1955) to fill his coppers for producing a film on a subject for which box office outlook was uncertain.

Abrar Alvi, in Satya Saran’s book ’10 years with Guru Dutt’ (2008) has mentioned that during one of the shooting schedules of ‘Mr and Mrs 55’ he narrated the story of a real life Gulabo, a courtesan to Guru Dutt which fascinated him to give a shape to his story, ‘Kashmakash’. In the meanwhile, he got busy with producing ‘C.I.D’ (1956) which also got the tremendous success at the box office. Now, Guru Dutt was ready to produce and direct the film of his choice. ‘Kashmakash’ became ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). Contrary to Guru Dutt’s expectation, ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) did good business at the box office and also got critics’ appreciation.

Probably, the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) gave Guru Dutt a confidence in producing another of his favourite gloomy subject. That the fame and glamour attached to a successful film director has its cost in terms of personal spaces. A single failure would wipe out all the gains of a successful director earned over the years. A commercial failure would get more highlighted than the appreciation of his brilliant work of the past. The box office failure of ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) overshadowed the brilliant work as a director. What hurt Guru Dutt most was not the box office failure but the way the critics slammed him as narcissist and as his own biopic. After a gap of over a decade, Guru Dutt’s box office disaster got recognition as one of the greatest classic Hindi films.

The box office failure of ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) has affected the banner, Guru Dutt Films financially. There was not enough money to sustain the staff of Guru Dutt Films. It is during this time, Guru Dutt seems to have found a way of raising funds by acting in the films made outside his own banner during 1962-64. He also took the decision not to direct any films in future. His next two films under his own banner – ‘Chaudhavin Ka Chaand’ (1960) and ‘Sahab Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962) became box office hits, redeeming his film production banners.

‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962) was his first film in a lead role outside his banner after the debacle of ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959). The film was directed by Mahesh Kaul. The main star cast included Guru Dutt, Pranoti Ghosh, Bipin Gupta, Rajkumar, Kanhaiyailal, Asit Sen, Bela Bose, Rani, Jeevankala, Radheshyam, etc. The film was based on a story, ‘Baikunther Will’ by Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay.

So far, 4 songs out of 8 from the film have been covered on the Blog. Here is the 5th song, ‘ab laagi naahin chute raama chaahe jiya jaaye’ from ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962) which is presented here. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Meena Kapoor on the dancers, Rani and Jeevankala, respectively. There is also a male voice in a couple of lines in the song which, I feel, is that of the music director, Anil Biswas. The song was written by Shailendra.

Half-way through the dance, Guru Dutt makes a surprise entry and finds that his step brother (I guess, he is Rajkumar Jr.) is drunk and seen in the midst of the dancers. In a fit of rage, Guru Dutt assaults him. Some of patrons push Guru Dutt out of the courtesan’s house after which the singing and dancing resume.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Laagi naahin chhoote raam chaahe jiya jaaye (Saautela Bhai)(1962) Singers-Lata, Meena Kapoor, Anil Biswas, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Anil Biswas
Lata Mangeshkar + Meena Kapoor
Unknown male voice

Lyrics(based on video clip)

ab laagi naahi chhoote raam
laagi naahi chhoote raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye
laagi naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote raa…m aam
chaahe jiya jaaye

waade ae ae kaa tere kisko bhala
o bhala aitbaar thha aa

phir bhi tamaam raat piya intzaar thhaa
khaamoshiyon mein har kisi aahat pe chaunk kar
aji aahat pe chaunk kar
kisi aahat pe chaunk kar
kehna mere is dil ka yahi
yahi
baar baar thha aa aa aa
kya
ae pare hatt
ke laagi naahi chhoote raa aam
chaahe jiya jaaye raa..m
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye
laagi naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote raa.. aa aam
chaahe jiya jaaye

yoon hi raha jo teri wafa
ho jafaaon ka Silsila aa
niraash hoke toot hi jaayega dil mera
kya gujri mujhpe
tum ye kisi se na poochhna
kisi se na poochhna
kisi se na poochna

sun lena meri kabr se ae
aayegi ye sada aa aa
kya
ke laagi naahi chhoote raa. aa aam
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye

chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya jaaye
laagi naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote
naahi chhoote raa….. aa aa aam
chaahe jiya

[Interruption in dances]

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
ek maazra sunaata hoon main husn ishq ka

waah

[dialogues]

lekin wo dono kabron se aati thhi yeh sada
kya
laagi naahi chhoote raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye

aaha
subhaan allah

laagi naahi chhoote raama
chaahe jiya jaaye raama
chaahe jiya jaaye

chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya
chaahe jiya jaaye
ah ah ah
waah waah jiyo


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Blog Day : 4219 Post No. : 15421

“Anyaay” (1949) was produced and directed by J S Kashyap for Diamond Pictures Limited, Bommbay.

“Anyaay”(1949) was a unique kind of movie. It was not an “original” standalone movie. It basically took scenes from 14 earlier movies of Bombay Talkies and combined them to come up with a story, shooting a few additional scenes as required. For shooting these scenes, the movie had used J S Kashyap, Laxman Saroj, Putli Bai, Narbada Shankar, Devidutt Nautiyal, Kesar Bai, Shree Bhagwan, B S Bhatnagar etc.

The movie had nine songs according to HFGK. Even the songs of the movie were those songs which were already utilised in Eearlier Bombay Talkies movies. For instance, the movie reused (with visuals) two songs from “Jeewan Prabhat”(1937) and one song from “Hamaari Baat”(1943).

Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Anyaay” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song was originally used in “Izzat”(1937). There the song was sung by Devika rani but here the same song is sung by Meena Kapoor.

J S Kashyap was the lyricist in both the movies. Music in “Anyaay”(1949) version was by Ram Prasad.

Incidentally the tune of the song was different in the two movies.

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

Incidentally, the same song is mentioned in HFGK under two headings, viz at serial number 4 as “O jaane waale ye to bata” and at serial number 9 as “nagari laage sooni sooni”. So in effect, the movie had eight songs and not nine.


Song-O jaane waale ye to bata..nagari laage sooni sooni (Anyaay)(1949) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-J S Kashyap, MD-Ram Prasad

Lyrics

O jaane waale
ye to bata
mujhe kiske sahaare chhod chala
mera man jeewan soona kar ke
kyun nirmohi munh mod chada

nagari laage sooni sooni
nagari laage sooni sooni
jabse gaye pal chain na gaye
ja se gaye
palchain na aaye
buri bhayi gati man ki
buri bhayi gati man ki
nisdin naina raah takat hai
nisdin naina raah takat hai
chaah lagi darashan ki
ho chaah lagi darsan ki
more peer badhat din dooni
more peer badhat din dooni

nagari laage sooni sooni
nagari laage sooni sooni


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 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 : 4207 Post No. : 15401

Today’s song is from a ‘C’ grade stunt film – ‘Return of Mr. Superman’ aka ‘Superman Ki Wapsi’ (1960).

Hindi film industry is full of third grade, mindless and cheap copies of successful foreign films and stories. Indian films can not copy the costly scenes, sets and A grade actors for C grade films, so they make do with childish cheap sets, unknown producers or directors, actors who are at the fag end of their careers and overall an easy treatment to films. It is painful to see such films.

There was an era, when even action/stunt films carried some prestige. They were made by reputed or specialist film makers like, Wadias, Mohan Pictures, Imperial, Ranjit or even Master Bhagwan. They used to spend a fair amount on erecting sets or on outdoor shootings. Above all, their stunts used to be real and actually breath taking. Famous stunt actors like Azad, Prakash, John Cavas, Fearless Nadia, Vasantrao and Baburao Pehelwan etc. used to undertake thrilling stunts using trained animals like tigers, lions, horses, monkeys, dogs and even jalopy cars and motor cycles. The audience went to watch the stunts. Story, histrionics or music/songs were secondary.

Superman is a comics character popularised first in USA. The first cinema on Superman came in 1948 with actor Kirk Alyn as the hero. This was like a film serial. The feature film came in 1951 with George Reeves first and then the most popular Christopher Reeves. Many actors have done this role till now. A Superman with extraordinary powers has been a dream for mankind since a long long time. May be, perhaps, the Gods in almost every religion were endowed with such powers in fiction and the mythology.

Indian film makers were hardly to miss such stories. But I find that more than flying in the air or jumping from building to building, like Batman or Spiderman, Indian audiences lapped up the ‘Invisible Man’ theme more. The first such film was made by Prakash Pictures, ‘Khwaab Ki Duniya’ in 1938. Then came the successful 1957 film ‘Mr. X’ and lastly the most popular film came on this theme in 1987 as ‘Mr. India’.

On this background, no wonder, Superman, Batman or Spiderman never captured the imagination or fascination of Indian film audience. 1960 saw 2 films on Superman and one was in 1987. Comparatively, Tarzan films became more popular here. Creative producers combined Tarzan with any and every character of Arabian nights, gave him son, daughter and brought him to city or even Circus. Indian avatars of Tarzan like, Zambo and Zimbo were also popular. these films helped Dara Singh to establish himself in Hindi films. Anyway, gone are the days when action or stunt films had special audience. Neither that audience nor those films have any presence now.

Since the day SFX (special effects – an improved version of old trick scenes) became popular in India, every hero has become a stuntman himself. Except probably Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar, most other actors are stuntmen by SFX only.

Coming to today’s film ‘Return of Mr. Superman’, the film was made by Manmohan Films – owned by the producer, director and lyricist Manmohan Sabir. From 1952 to 1986, he had directed 10 films. Today’s film was his 6th film as a director. Some songs of the film were also written by PL Santoshi, Kaif Irfani and Anand Bakshi. The cast of the film was Jairaj, Sheila Ramani, Majnu, Naazi, David, Ram Mohan, Rajan Haksar, Master Navin and many others.

Music Director of this C grade stunt film was Anil Biswas, who was once upon a time an A grade composer and many other composers followed him as their ‘Guru’. Anil Biswas (7-7-1914 to 31-5-2003) started his career in music in the early 1930’s. Usually, one generation is considered as 25 to 30 years, but in film music the generation period is 12 to 15 years. So, in his career from early 30s to late 60s, Anil Biswas saw two generations of music lovers. It was easier for him to adapt to changing tastes of music from 30s to late 40s. However, to adapt to changed tastes from 50s to 60s, it became difficult for him. The audience tastes changed drastically from 1930s to 60’s music. In the 30s and the 40s , the music was closer to traditional Indian music, but in the 60s, the film music followed the world music trends like Rock N Roll, Twist and other types.

In this stage of his career, Anil Biswas was in two minds – whether to continue what he knew best or to change over to new way of film music demands. He chose to mix the two, but this took him nowhere. This film music was a compromise on his abilities. After this film, he did two more non descript movies – ‘Lucky Number’ (1961) and ‘Hamen Khelne Do’ (1962). At last he retired after completing his last film ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ (1965) and left for Delhi to serve at AIR (All India Radio), Delhi. He gave music to 90 films composing 767 songs. He also sang 59 songs in 31 films.

The heroine of this film Sheila Ramani was one of my early favourites, from the time I saw her with Dev Anand in film ‘Funtoosh’ (1956). Earlier too I had seen her in few films, but she looked quite attractive and glamorous in ‘Funtoosh’.

Sheila Ramani, a forgotten name today, but most of us still remember her in Navketan’s ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954) where she was cast as Anglo-Indian club Dancer – Sylvie. Sheila was born on 2-3-1932, in Sindh province. She was selected as ‘Miss Mussoorie 1948’ and adjudged ‘Miss Simla 1950’. Made her debut as Champa, the femme fatale of ‘Badnaam’ (1952), and revealed herself as a danseuse of charm in ‘Anand Math’ (1952). She was one of the few Sindhi actresses besides Sadhana, who made it big in Bollywood. She was mostly seen as upper class mod girl in the 50s, a role she enacted to perfection all through that swinging era in films like V Shantaram’s ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’ (1953), Sheikh Mukhtar’s ‘Mangu’ (1954), ‘Meenar’ (1954), ‘Railway Platform’ (1955), and ‘Funtoosh’ (1956).

Her Uncle Sheikh Latif alias Lachchu was a famous Pakistani producer who produced films like ‘Pattan’ (1955), ‘Khizan Kai Baad’ (1955), ‘Darbar-e-Habib’ (1956) etc. Sheila visited Karachi – Pakistan on the request of her uncle, to play the lead in Pakistani film ‘Anokhi’ (1956). The film was based on Hollywood’s ‘Fabulous Senorita’. “Gaadi Ko Chalana Babu, Zara Halkey Halkey Halkey, Zara Dil Ka Jaam Na Chalkey” sung by Zubaida Khanum was the popular song from the film which did modest to good business in Pakistan. The movie’s great music was composed jointly by Timir Baran (a Bengali who came from India for this purpose) and Hassan Latif. Sheila went back to India and remained as a middle-of-the-range performer in Bombay films. In the later part of her career, she was reduced to obscure films with titles that sounded like ‘Jungle King’ (1959), and ‘The Return of Superman’ (1960). In all, she acted in 24 films. Her last film was ‘Awaara Ladki’ (1967).

Sheila was very fond of sports especially football and swimming. Ballroom dancing was a virtual addiction for her and she used to go out for dancing as often as she could. Sheila was 5 feet four inches tall, and was so fastidious that any dress she would wear won’t be repeated for six months to come at least.

According to her son Rahul Cowasji, she married late Jall Edi Cowasji (President of Bombay Dyeing) on 31st March 1963 and retired from acting in 1962. Part of her family that remained in Pakistan converted to Islam. She was a Hindu. She used to live in Bombay with her husband Jall Cowasji till 1981. They moved to Khartoum (in Sudan, Africa) for 3 years and then to Sri Lanka for 3 years. After her husband’s death in 1984 she migrated to Australia on her own in the late 1980’s and lived in Sydney and Surfer’s Paradise until health problems required her to return to India in the new millennium. She used to live in her husband’s ancestral home in Mhow, near Indore (Madhya Pradesh). She was frail and bed ridden for few years before her death on 15-7-2015.

Her favorite Hindi film of her career was ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954). Sheila was also the leading lady of India’s first Sindhi film after partition – ‘Abana’ (1958), in which, young Baby Sadhana played her younger sister’s role. (Thanks to Cineplot and Sheila’s son Rahul, for some of the information in this Bio).

One more person from the cast of the film – Ram Mohan – needs introduction to our readers with his short Bio. Ram Mohan Sharma, a young, handsome lad from Ambala, was born on 2-11-1929. He was a graduate (BA) and had come to Bombay in 1945 in search of a career in cinema.

The youngster, who was in his early twenties, with fair colour, curly hairs & sharp features, approached Jagdish Sethi to get work in movies as an actor.  Jagdish Sethi found him sincere and gave him a supporting role in ‘Jaggu’ (52), which he was to make. The movie had very good music, scored by Hansraj Behl & it had moderate success, when released. Later, Ram Mohan got small roles in few movies & in 1954, Sethi Sahab took him in the romantic role opposite Shyama in ‘Pensioner’. The movie did not do well & it was the end of Ram Mohan’s career as hero.

Life goes on and he decided to accept any role offered to him. Soon he was a known name in the film circles. In ‘Do Behnen’ (1959), which had Shyama in double role, Ram Mohan enacted the role of villain, which gave his career a big boost as bad man. Later he came in contact with Sunil Dutt & Nargis and forged a permanent friendship with them. Although Ram Mohan mostly got roles of tough characters, but inside he was soft hearted. He was a member of film artists association. He requested Sunil Dutt Ji who was feeling depressed after Nargis Ji passed away, to help the ‘Have Nots’ of film industry. Virtually an encyclopedia of film industry, Ram Mohan knew every technician, junior artists as well as old & forgotten artists, who needed help. Whenever they both were free, they used to visit the ailing artists in hospital or their residences, to give them moral and financial support. Charatcter actor Rajan Haksar was in a charity hospital, after failure of his kidneys. Both benevolent persons visited the hapless artist to boost his spirit. Ram Mohan was a confidant of Asha Parekh, the kind hearted lady who was president of the Artists Association & they together helped many artists, who were in dire need of assistance.

Ram Mohan was also the vice president of CINTAA (Cine and TV Artists Association) for 4 years and secretary for 6 years. Ram Mohan Ji had high reputation every where and when he came to know about the miserable condition of AK Hangal, he met a political leader and arranged the financial help through Maharashtra Govt, on a regular basis. At the time of bereavement, he made it a point to help the family till all religious formalities were over. Every one in the film industry used to address him as Ram Mohan Ji ,to show their genuine respect to him.

In his career of more than five decades, Ram Mohan appeared in more than 250 movies (the number varies from 240 to 277), mostly in negative roles. He did not believe in self publicity and did his philanthropic work quietly. Ram Mohan was keeping indifferent health for six months, when his pillar of strength, his life partner passed away. Ram Mohan Ji also followed suit and breathed his last on 06th December 2015 .

Ram Mohan had 3 sons and 1 daughter, all very well settled in life. He will always be gratefully remembered by thousands of anonymous film artists who were helped by him. His memories will be cherished by his admirers, who loved his work on and off the screen. Truly, to find people like him, in this era is rarity. Let us hope his selfless work will inspire other persons connected with the film industry to help their less fortunate colleagues and the tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam set by him will continue. He found an admirer in Gulzar Sahab ,who always referred him as Ram Mohan Ji. Please see the credit titles of Izaazat, where his name is mentioned as Ram Mohan ji. (Thanks to Blog – ‘Beete Hue Din’, and Shri MN Sardana ji, for some of this information).

Today’s song certainly reminds us the type of club music of the late 1950s and early 1960s. This, of course, is not a club song, but a love song between hero and heroine. The song does not have anything to suggest the famous Anil Biswas touch of yore. It is one of those routine songs of those times.


Song – Dekh o babu dekh (Return of Mr Superman) (1960) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyricist – PL Santoshi, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dil ki dukaan se main layi hoon ye cake
marzi ho to take baabu
marzi ho na take
o babu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh

bahut hai mehngi
bahut hai sasti
gaahak ki jaisi ho hasti
bahut hai mahangi
bahut hai sasti
gaahak ki jaisi ho hasti
le jaayega koi dilwaala kismat waala cake
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o ba abu dekh

dekh ke iski lazzat mister
ho jaayegi ulfat mister
dekh ke iski lazzat mister
ho jaayegi ulfat mister
lekin sun lo shart humari
doge na tum phenk
for godsake
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh

hum to tumse pyaar karega
pyar ka hi iqraar karega
hum to tumse pyaar karega
pyar ka hi iqraar karega
chaahe ho nadiya ka kinara
chaahe romantic lake
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh

dil se dil ka sauda kar lo
pyaar se apna pocket bhar lo
dil se dil ka sauda kar lo
pyaar se apna pocket bhar lo
beet gayi gar yoonhi jawaani
ho jaaoge late
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh
o baabu dekh
dekh o baabu dekh

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
दिल की दुकान से मैं लाई हूँ एक केक
मर्ज़ी हो तो टेक बाबू
मर्ज़ी हो ना टेक
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख

बहुत है महंगी
बहुत है सस्ती
गाहक की जैसी हो हस्ती
बहुत है महंगी
बहुत है सस्ती
गाहक की जैसी हो हस्ती
ले जाएगा कोई दिलवाला किस्मत वाला केक
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख

देख के इसकी लज़्ज़त मिस्टर
हो जाएगी उलफत मिस्टर
देख के इसकी लज़्ज़त मिस्टर
हो जाएगी उलफत मिस्टर॰॰र्र
लेकिन सुन लो शर्त हमारी
दोगे ना तुम फेंक
फॉर गॉड सेक
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख

हम तो तुमसे प्यार करेगा
प्यार का ही इक़रार करेगा
हम तो तुमसे प्यार करेगा
प्यार का ही इक़रार करेगा
चाहे हो नदिया का किनारा
चाहे रोमांटिक लेक
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख

दिल से दिल का सौदा कर लो
प्यार से अपना पाकिट भर लो
दिल से दिल का सौदा कर लो
प्यार से अपना पाकिट भर लो
बीत गई गर यूं ही जवानी
हो जाओगे लेट
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख
ओ बाबू देख
देख ओ बाबू देख


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3972 Post No. : 15058

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 34
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Ten years back, 3rd June, 2009, five songs and five films. The films are,

Shart 1954
Return of Mr Superman 1960
Ganga Jamuna 1961
Khoj 1971
Ek Baar Muskura Do 1972

The film ‘Shart’ from 1954 made its debut on the blog with the iconic “Naa Ye Chaand Hogaa Na Taare Rahenge”. In terms of completion, the films ‘Shart’ and ‘Ganga Jamuna’ have been yippeee’d already. The remaining songs of the rest of the three films are waiting in the wings.

Coming of 1960s also saw the waning of the career of music director Anil Biswas. Active in the industry since 1935, Anil Biswas has made a very significant and a lasting contribution to the music of Hindi cinema. A trendsetter in many ways, Anil Da has also been responsible to introduce and groom some of the finest singing voices in the industry.

After two and half decades, in the beginning of 1960s, his body of work was reduced to just a trickle. In 1961, he directs the music for ‘Lucky Number’; in 1962, it is ‘Sautela Bhai’; and after many delays, ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ finally got released in 1965.  And it turns out to be his last film in the industry. He had actually moved to Delhi already, during this time frame (March of 1963) and was working at the All India Radio as the director of the National Orchestra and Chief Producer of the program ‘Sugam Sangeet’.

Today, we revisit one of his lesser known films – ‘Return of Mr Superman’ from 1960. The song is a mujra performance, presented on screen by Heera Sawant. I hope I am correctly identifying the main dancer in this clip. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please confirm or correct me. There are other actors in the audience that can be identified. We can clearly make out David and Rajan Haksar. There is another gentleman with ruffled hair and a large round eyes. I request the readers and friends to please help put a name to this face. Also, there is a trio of supporting singers on screen, who lip sync the chorus lines. Again, the request is to help identify these ladies.
[Ed Note: Prakash ji has identified the “. . .gentleman with ruffled hair and a large round eyes.” as Jagdish Kanwal. Thanks Prakash ji.]

The film is produced and directed by Manmohan Sabir, for his home banner – Manmohan Pictures, Bombay. The film has seven songs listed in the Geet Kosh, written by four songwriters – Anand Bakshi, Kaif Irfani, Manmohan Sabir, and PL Santoshi. This song is written by Manmohan Sabir. The music, of course, is by Anil Biswas.

The cast of the film is listed as Jairaj, Sheela Ramani, Helen, David, Naazi, Majnu, Shammi, Ram Mohan, Rajan Haksar, Jagdish Kanwal, Heera Sawant, Nazeer Kashmiri, Mohinder, Saleem Raza, Robert, Gulab, Ramesh, Arvind, Harun, Master Naveen, Krishna, and Funny Walker.

There is one interesting discussion that we have had earlier on this blog, relating to one song purportedly from this film. The song is “Stella O Stella O Stella”. The curiosity about this song is that it has also appeared earlier in the film ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’ from 1959. This earlier film also has music directed by Anil Biswas. On our blog, it so happens that this song, as it appears in ‘Return of Mr Superman’ is already posted; and the same song as it appears in ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’ has not yet been posted.

I would like to bring to the notice of interested readers, the fact that this song does NOT appear in the list of songs given in Geet Kosh for the film ‘Return of Mr Superman’. The original song, as appearing in ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’, written by Sahir Sb, is the correct attribution of this song. The appearance in the later film ‘Return of Mr Superman’ is simply a repeat use, probably inserted at a short notice to fill a certain scenario. The song certainly does not belong to this later film.

Coming back to the song for today – as one listens carefully, one realizes that this is actually a ghazal that has been presented as a mujra. An interesting variation. I am sure we will find more such instances, if we start looking carefully. Earlier, we have identified a couple of ghazals that has been presented as qawwaalis (and I am sure there are more of such instances also). So now we have another variation – I am sure we will find more cases of a ghazal presented as a mujra. As one listens to the wordings, it is really a very endearing expression –

dil to tujh ko de diya, ab jaan bhi de denge hum
jaan lene se na ab, ae jaan e mann ghabraaiye

So, remembering Anil Biswas – his rememberance day was 31st May, just three days ago. Getting on to another 10 year connect. And getting to listen to this wonderful mujra. . .

Editor note-With this song, Meena Kapoor completes 100th song as a singer in the blog.

Song – Dil Milaate Jaaiye Nazren Milaate Jaaiye (Return of Mr Superman) (1960) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyrics – Manmohan Sabir, MD – Anil Biswas
Chorus

Lyrics

dil milaate jaaiye..ae..ae
nazren milaate jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
ik nazar ae meharbaan
ab aur na tarsaaiye
ik nazar ae meharbaan
ab aur na tarsaaiye

haaye na tarsaaiye
ab aur na tarsaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye

aap ka parda rahe aur
hum ko ho deedaar e yaar
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
bach ke duniya ki nazar se
ae ji khwaab mein aa jaaiye
bach ke duniya ki nazar se
khwaab mein aa jaaiye
khwaab mein aa jaaiye
khwaab mein aa jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye

gair ki mehfil mein hum se
parda-daari kis liye
haaan aaaa aaaa aaaa
hum tumhaare hain
tumhaare
tumhaa..are
ae ji hum se na sharmaaiye
hum tumhaare hain
tumhaare
hum se na sharmaaiye
hum se na sharmaaiye ji 
hum se na sharmaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye

dil to tujh ko de diya
ho oo oo oo oo
dil to tujh ko de diya
ab jaan bhi de denge hum
haaan aaa aaa aaa aaaa
jaan lene se na ab
ae jaan e mann ghabraaiye
jaan lene se na ab
ae jaan e mann ghabraaiye
jaan e mann ghabraaiye
ji jaan e mann ghabraaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye
ik nazar ae meharbaan
ab aur na tarsaaiye
dil milaate jaaiye
nazren milaate jaaiye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल मिलाते जाइए॰॰ए॰॰ए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
इक नज़र ए मेहरबान
अब और ना तरसाइए
इक नज़र ए मेहरबान
अब और ना तरसाइए

हाए ना तरसाइए
अब और ना तरसाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए

आप का पर्दा रहे और
हमको हो दीदार ए यार
आ आ आ आ
बच के दुनिया की नज़र से
ए जी ख्वाब में आ जाइए
बच के दुनिया की नज़र से
ख्वाब में आ जाइए
ख्वाब में आ जाइए
ख्वाब में आ जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए

गैर की महफिल में हमसे
पर्दादारी किस लिए
हाँ आ आ आ आ
हम तुम्हारे हैं
तुम्हारे
तुम्हा॰॰आरे
ए जी हम से ना शर्माइए
हम तुम्हारे हैं
तुम्हारे
हम से ना शर्माइए
हम से ना शर्माइए
जी हम से ना शर्माइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए

दिल तो तुझको दे दिया
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल तो तुझको दे दिया
अब जान भी दे देंगे हम
जान लेने से ना अब
ए जान ए मन घबराइए
जान लेने से ना अब
ए जान ए मन घबराइए
जान ए मन घबराइए
जी जान ए मन घबराइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए
इक नज़र ए मेहरबान
अब और ना तरसाइए
दिल मिलाते जाइए
नज़रें मिलाते जाइए


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Blog Day : 3908 Post No. : 14965

“Phool Aur Kaante”(1948) was directed by Achyut Ranade for Navyug Chitrapat, Bombay. The movie had Lalita Pawar, Salvi, Saroj Borkar, Mohan Sahgal, Master Ratan, Swaroop Sahgal, Tulsi Bai, Shalini, Chaube etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Phool aur Kaante”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Vishwamitra Adil is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dada Chandekar.

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


Song-Ik teer jigar par khaa ke ham(Phool aur Kaante)(1948) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics- Vishwamitra Adil, MD-Dada Chandekar

Lyrics

ik teer jigar pe khaa kar hum
ik teer jigar pe khaa kar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
seene mein aag laga kar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe

nazron ke bhi takkar khoob rahi
ladti bhi rahin sharma bhi gayin
nazron ke bhi takkar khoob rahi
ladti bhi rahin sharma bhi gayin
par dil se dil takra kar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
ik teer jigar pe khaa kar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe

jab yaad kisi ki aati hai
jab yaad kisi ki aati hai
aankhon se aansu girte hain
dil mein toofaan uthhaa kar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
ik teer jigar pe khakar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe

hain phool aur kaante donon hi
ulfat ki rangeeli raahon mein
hain phool aur kaante donon hi
ulfat ki rangeeli raahon mein
ulfat mein paaon badhaa kar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
ik teer jigar pe khaa kar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
seene mein aaga laga kar hum
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe
na idhar ke rahe
na udhar ke rahe


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Blog Day : 3907 Post No. : 14963

“Lakhpati”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Jaikar for Fim Chitra Corporation, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterji, D M Sapru, Rajan Haksar, Om Prakash, Baby Tabassum, LLeela Chitnis, Narmada Shankar, Dharpure, Nagotkar, Satyapal etc in it.

This forgotten movie had eleven obscure songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Lakhpati”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali (Lakhpati)(1948) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Kahaan ban thhan ke
Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan ban thhan ke
Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan ban thhan ke

roop tera suhaana
nazar na lage
hai bura ye zamaana
nazar na lage
hai bura ye zamaana
nazar na lage
o nazar na lage
Kahaan darr darr ke
Kahaan darr darr ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan darr darr ke
Kahaan darr darr ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke

ik nazar dekh kar muskura de zara
hum na rokenge itna bata de zara
hum na rokenge itna bata de zara
o bata de zara
kahaan bach bach ke
kahaan bach bach ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan bach bach ke
kahaan bach bach ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke
kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke


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Blog Day : 3904 Post No. : 14957

“Ek Thha Ladka”(1951) was produced and directed by Roop Saanwre for Chitramahal, Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Bali, Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Nizaami, Neelophar, Kamal, Umesh Sharma, Tiwari, Jankidas, S K Prem, Urvashi, Kamal Zameendaar, Gopal Muni, Rajesh, Kumud, Bhagwan Jee, Uma Dutt, Chandrashekhar, Ek Ladka etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it that were penned by three lyricists and composed by two music directors. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Ek Thha Ladka”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. The song is penned by Ehsaan Islaahi. Music is composed by Murari Sharma.

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


Song-Gham e zindgaani uthhaaoon kahaan tak (Ek Thha Ladka)(1951) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Ehsan Islaahi, MD-Murari Sharma

Lyrics

gham-e- zindgani uthaaun kahaan tak
main sadmein sahoon muskuraaun kahaan tak
gham-e- zindgaani uthaaun kahaan tak
main sadme sahoon muskuraaun kahaan tak

chali aandhiyaan gham ki
uttha hai toofaan
uttha hai toofaan
chali aandhiyaan gham ki
uttha hai toofaan
uttha hai toofaan
main toofaan mein kashti
chalaaun kahaan tak
chalaaun kahaan tak
gham-e- zindgaani uthaaun kahaan tak
main sadme sahoon muskuraaun kahaan tak
gham-e- zindgaani uthaaun kahaan tak
main sadme sahoon muskuraaun kahaan tak

bichhaaye hain chun chun ke
raahon mein kaante
raahon mein kaante
bichhaaye hain chun chun ke
raahon mein kaante
raahon mein kaante
main kaanton se daaman
bachaaun kahaan tak,
bachaaun kahaan tak
gham-e- zindgaani uthaaun kahaan tak
main sadme sahoon muskuraaun kahaan tak
gham-e- zindgaani uthaaun kahaan tak
main sadme sahoon muskuraaun kahaan tak

khayaalon mein aa aake jaata hai koi
jaata hai koi
khayaalon mein aa aake jaata hai koi
jaata hai koi
main aasha ke deepak jalaaun kahaan tak
jalaaun kahaan tak
gham-e- zindgaani uthaaun kahaan tak
main sadme sahoon muskuraaun kahaan tak
gham-e- zindgaani uthaaun kahaan tak
main sadme sahoon muskuraaun kahaan tak


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Blog Day : 3902 Post No. : 14953

“Aakaashpari” (1958) was produced by S P Srivastava and M S Geete and directed by Mohan Sinha for Delite Pictures Prrivate Limited, Bombay. The movie had Kusum Pradhan, Mahipal, Ram singh, Maruti, Kamal, Krishnkumari, Sabita Chatterji, Kanchanmala, Nargis Nandini, Bhagwan sinha, Dubey, Gaurang, Moosa, Ramlal, Chhotu etc in it.

This kalpnic (fantasy) movie had eight songs in it. HFGK mentions that these eight songs were originally meant for an earlier movie called “Dil Bahaar” aka “Lachak” and these songs were recorded during july-september 1950. The records were released under fim name “Dil Bahaar”, but this movie remained unreleased and later these eight songs were utilised in “Aakaashpari” (1958).

Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Aakaashpari” (1958) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Meena Kapoor and Sulochana Kadam. Anjum Pilibhiti is the lyricist. Music is composed by Inayat Ali.

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


Song-Kehna maan ae mehmaan abhi dil hai jawaan(Akaashpari)(1958) Singers-Meena Kapoor, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Anjum Pilibhiti, MD-Inayat Ali

Lyrics

Kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi
ho abhi
ho abhi
dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
o o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

beet na jaaye ye mausam suhaana
beet na jaaye ye mausam suhaana
laut ke aaye na phir ye zamaana
laut ke aaye na phir ye zamaana
o o o o
shama hoon main tu ban ja parwaana
shama hoon main tu ban ja parwaana
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
o o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

aayi bahaar hai pehloo badal ke
aayi bahaar hai pehloo badal ke
rakhna kadam zara dekho sambhal ke
rakhna kadam zara dekho sambhal ke
ho o o
haathon se chala jaaye dil na nikal ke
haathon se chala jaaye dil na nikal ke
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka
kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

paayal ki baaj mein
duniya hai jhoom rahi
ho o
paayal ki baaj mein
duniya hai jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
duniya ki masti hai aankhon mein ghoom rahi
duniya ki masti hai aankhon mein ghoom rahi
ho o o
aankhon se nazar hans ke choom rahi
ho choom rahi
aankhon se nazar hans ke choom rahi
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka
kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi
ho abhi
ho abhi dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka


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Blog Day : 3894 Post No. : 14930

“Jail Yatra”(1947) was produced and directed by Gajanan Jageerdaar for Jaageerdaar productions, Bombay. This “Social” movie had Gajanan Jageerdaar, Kamini Kaushal, Raj Kapoor, Harish, Bikram Kapoor, Badri Prasad, Sunalini Devi, Dixit, Ramlal, Hemavati, Pratima Devi , Sagar, Munawwar Khan, Rammurty, Satyanarayan, Ramlal, Shamlal etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Jail Yatra”(1947) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Ninu Majumdar and Meena Kapoor. Sajjan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ninu Majumdar.

Only the audio of the song is available. From the sounds of it, the song appears to be a dance song. Gajanan Jageerdaar , the hero of the movie, most probably lip synced in Ninu Majumdar’s voice. I am less sure about the lady lip syncing in Meena Kapoor’s voice. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-O gori kahaan chali us paar (Jail Yaatra)(1947) Singers-Ninu Majumdar, Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Sajjan, MD-Ninu Majumdar

Lyrics

o gori kahaan chali us paar
o gori kahaan chali us paar
chhod ke gaanvon ki bahaar
arri sun
mor bole ho
aeji mor bole
mor bole mor bole ho

rasiya jaaungi us paar
bulaate hain jagmag baazaar
rasiya jaaungi us paar
bulaate hain jagmag baazaar
man hamaar dole ho
man hamaar dole ho

gori rum jhum rum jhum baaje
saawan ki bauchhaar
gori rum jhum rum jhum baaje
saawan ki bauchhaar
rasiya chhoom chhananchhan baaje
rasiya chhoom chhananchhan baaje
paayal ki jhankaar
rasiya chhoom chhananchhan baaje
paayal ki jhankaar

hamaara hara bhara hai gaanv
hamaara hara bhara hai gaanv
aam ki thhandi thhandi chhaanv
arri sun mor bole ho
aeji more bole
mor bole mor bole ho


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