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Today’s song is a rare song by Meena Mangeshkar from the film Aabroo-1956.

Meena Mangeshkar is the number two of the 4 Mangeshkar sisters – Lata, Meena, Asha and Usha, with the youngest sibling being their brother Hridaynath. Meena was born on 8-9-1931 to Master Deenanath Mangeshkar and wife Shevanti. Like other sisters, Meena too got education in Music from her father and other experts, but she never entered the film line for singing, because she got married to Vasant Khadikar, a businessman, quite early as per prevailing norms those days. By the way, Meena is the only one among the 4 sisters to have been married to a single person throughout her life. Lata and Usha never got married while Asha was the most experienced. She had 3 Life partners. Meena lost her husband in 2011. She has a son-Yogesh and a daughter-Rachana.

Although, Meena sang very well and she had a good singing voice, she did not do much work in Hindi films. In all, she sang only 12 songs in 10 Hindi films, namely Annadata-52, Farmaish-53, Pilpili Saheb-54, Chandni Chowk-54, Patrani-56, Aabroo-56, Mother India-57, Gateway of India-57, Arpan aka Anjali-57 and Iss paar ya uss paar-1990. She gave music to 1 Hindi film-Kanoon ka shikar-1978. Her assistant was Anil Mohile.

Out of her 12 songs, the Blog Statistics show 7 songs covered, but on the Home page column only 6 songs are credited to her name. When I checked all her covered songs, I found that a song from the film Mother India-57 (Duniya mein hum aaye to jeena hi padega) is not credited to her yet. Hope this anomaly will be corrected soon.

Film Aabroo was made in 1943, 1956 and 1968 with the same title. In the 1956 film the director was Chaturbhuj Doshi and the music was by Bulo C Rani, ably assisted by C Arjun. The cast was Kamini Kaushal, Kishore Kumar, Smriti Biswas, Moti Sagar, Madan puri, Anwari, Indira Bansal, Uma Devi etc.etc.

In the Hindi film industry, there are 4 types of people.

The first type is those people, who join this industry, struggle very hard and succeed in fulfilling their dreams, for example Guru Dutt, Mehboob, Johnny Walker, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd.Rafi etc. who are well known to all by now.

The second type of people are those who join the industry, struggle very hard ,do not succeed and leave dejected.

The third type is those people who have a filmi connection or a strong luck, who join, struggle a bit and succeed like for example, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Dilip kumar, Rakesh and Rajesh Roshan, Anand Milind, Nanda, Nargis, Meena Kumari etc

And….. the fourth type is those people who join the industry, struggle very hard and succeed partly, but end up doing something else, to keep them sustaining here.

The industry is full of people of the fourth type. People who come with dreams in their eyes, but end up doing something else. People who start as a Hero in 2-3 films, settle for side roles and finally character roles, like Dev Kumar, Sujit kumar, Jeevan etc.

Not only this but we have examples where they started with something else and ended with a totally different thing and succeeded. For Example, Guru Dutt started as a Choreographer/dance Director (Lakharani-45) and ended up Actor/Director, Ashok kumar started as a Lab Technician in photography but became a great actor and Amiya Chakravarty who started as a Bangla Teacher and a Canteen Manager in Bombay Talkies, for which later he directed finest movies.

In olden days, when the Studio system was there, Artistes used to be employed on a monthly basis and they had to do whatever work was given as per their capability. For example, in Ranjit Studios over 700 people were on the rolls at one time(The Government had to open a Ration shop inside the studio premises for them) from where actors were made out of script writers and the Director wrote songs ! So people joined the industry with a mind prepared to do whatever job, just to succeed in their ambition.

MOTI SAGAR was one such person who came to the industry to become a Hero, but ended up doing sundry roles, singing songs, writing stories and scripts and producing films. He ,however, could not get great success in any of these and ended up being ‘Jack of all trades, Master of None’.

MOTI SAGAR was born in New Delhi on 16-4-1925, but graduated from Lahore. In Lahore he got interested in acting in films. Then he met Inayat Hussain and G.A. Chishti-the composers and he loved singing. He came to Bombay in 1946. His cousins Motilal, Mukesh and Tara Harish were already there in films. Harish and Motilal were established, and Mukesh was trying very hard.

Moti Sagar did a second hero’s role in MALHAR-1951.

He sang his first song under Bulo C. Rani in GUL SANOBER-53 with Kalyani. Then came Pamposh, Shikar, Deewali ki raat, Makhichoos, Jai Mahadev, Salgirah, Film hi film, and Prerana.

When he stopped getting songs and roles, he switched over to writing. He wrote stories for Badal, Lalkaar, Charas, Ram Bharose. He acted in 13 films. He directed 2 films, namely Prerana-84 and Tanya-94. He wrote songs also for the film Prerana-84. He sang 13 songs in 9 films.

When this stopped he produced 2 films Hum Tere Ashiq hai and Badal. So, Moti Sagar was an Actor, Director, Producer, Lyricist, and a Singer After 1994, he retired. He died on 14-3-1999. Preeti Sagar is his daughter. She too was a struggling singer.

The film Aabroo- 1956 was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. During the early era of talkie films, till the 1960s, there was a horde of Gujarati directors and producers. Bhatts, Trivedi, Thakur, Shahs, Desais, Pancholi, Doshi, Daves were some names frequently found directing various genres. Usually they specialised in certain classes and types of films. The Bhatts (Shankar and Vijay) liked to do Mythological films, Ramnik Shah handled stunt, action, fantasy films, Jayant Desai was social film oriented etc.

Chaturbhuj Doshi (1894–1969) was a Hindi and Gujarati writer-director of Indian cinema. He was one of the top Gujarati screenplay writers, who helped script stories for the Punatar productions. He is stated to be one of the leading figures who launched the Gujarati film industry with work on notable films like ‘Gunsundari’ (1948) and ‘Nanand Bhojai’ (1948). He was ‘well known’ for his family socials and had become ‘a celebrity in his own right’. He made a name for himself as a journalist initially and was referred to as the ‘famous journalist’ & publicist by Baburao Patel, editor of Filmindia.

His debut film as a director was ‘Gorakh Aya’ (1938), produced by Ranjit Movietone, though he joined Ranjit in 1929, as a scriptwriter. In 1938, he directed another film for Ranjit, a social comedy, ‘The Secretary’, and both films were box-office successes for Doshi. His forte was socials, regularly adapting stories and novels for films. He worked initially on comedies like ‘Secretary’ and ‘Musafir’ (1940), but then ‘shifted to more significant films’.

Chaturbhuj Anandji Doshi was born in 1894 in Kathiawad, Gujarat, British India. He was educated at the University of Bombay, after graduation he started work as a journalist for a daily, Hindustan (1926), working for editor Indulal Yagnik. His entry into films was working as a scenarist in the silent era for directors like Jayant Desai, Nandlal Jaswantlal & Nanubhai Vakil. He joined Ranjit Movietone in 1929, and wrote stories and screenplay for several of Ranjit films.

Film ‘Gorakh Aya’ (Gorakh has come) in 1938, was the first film directed by Doshi. It was produced by Ranjit Movietone with screenplay by Gunvantrai Acharya & dialogues by PL Santoshi. The music, termed ‘good’ , was composed by Gyan Dutt. ‘The Secretary’ (1938), was a “riotous comedy”, starring Madhuri, Trilok Kapoor. Charlie. The music was composed by Gyan Dutt, who became a regular in most of the films directed by Doshi. Musafir in 1940 was a comedy costume drama, which had Charlie playing a prince.

‘Bhakta Surdas’, a devotional film directed by Doshi in 1942, is stated to be the “most famous” of the several versions made. It starred KL Saigal and Khursheed “the singing idol(s) of millions”, winning “unprecedented popularity” everywhere.

‘Mehemaan’ (1942) starred Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Shamim and Mubarak. Music director Bulo C. Rani had come to Bombay in 1942, and joined Ranjit Studios assisting Khemchand Prakash in music direction.

Doshi helped enormously in the development of Gujarati cinema. During 1948-49 he directed three successful Gujarati films which “brought immense success to the industry”. The success of the Gujarati film ‘Kariyavar’ in 1948, directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi from a story by Shaida, called Vanzari Vav, helped establish the Gujarati film industry along with other films like ‘Vadilo Ne Vanke’ (1948) by Ram Chandra Thakur and ‘Gadono Bel’ (1950) by Ratibhai Punatar. His next Gujarati film was ‘Jesal Toral’ (1948) based on folk-lore, which proved a big box-office success. In 1949, Doshi directed another Gujarati film, ‘Vevishal’, an adaptation of Meghani’s novel of the same name.

He also wrote stories, and one of his stories ‘Pati Bhakti’ was used in the Tamil film ‘En Kanawar’ (1948) produced by Ajit Pictures, which starred the Veena maestro, Sundaram Balachander, who was also the debut director and music composer for the film. In all he directed 24 Hindi films. His last Hindi film was ‘Sanskar’ (1958). He had also written a few songs in the film ‘Maya Bazaar’ (1932).

Chaturbhuj Doshi died on 21 January 1969 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Filmography-

1932: Narasinh Mehta (Writer), 1934: Sitamgar (Writer), 1938: Gorakh Aya, Secretary, 1939: Adhuri Kahani, 1940: Musafir, 1941:Pardesi, Sasural, 1942: Bhakta Surdas, Dhiraj, Mehmaan, 1943: Chhoti Maa, Shankar Parvati (Director, Writer), 1944: Bhartrahari, 1945:Murti, 1946: Phulwari, 1947: Bela, Kaun Hamara, 1948: Jesal Toral, Kariyavar (Director, Writer), Sati Sone, 1949: Bhakta Puran, Vevishal, 1950: Akhand Saubhagya, Kisi Ki Yaad, Ramtaram, 1954: Aurat Teri Yahi Kahani, 1956: Aabroo, Dashera, Dassehra, 1957: Khuda Ka Banda, Shesh Naag, 1958: Sanskar, 1960: Mehndi Rang Lagyo (Writer, Lyricist).

Today’s song is the seventh and the final song of the film. Actually, this song was not available on social media or anywhere else. The famous Record Collector and Music Historian shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji sent me this song on my request and our Sadanand Kamath ji uploaded it for me on his You Tube Channel. I thank shri Girdharilal ji and Sadanand ji for their help. Today’s song will be Meena’s 8th song on this Blog. Now only 4 songs are remaining. They are one each from films Annadata-52, Chandni Chowk-54, Pilpili Saheb-54 ( Sapnon ki duniya mein), and Iss paar ya uss paasr-1990.

With this song, film Aabroo-56 has all its songs covered and it becomes an YIPPEE film.

Song- Hai mausam ye mastaana muskuraana dil churaana (Aabroo)(1956) Singer- Meena Mangeshkar, Lyricist- G S Nepali, MD- Bulo C Rani (Assitant C Arjun)


Hai mausam ye mastaana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
Hai mausam ye mastaana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana

chali thhandi hawaayen to o
chali thhandi hawaayen to
belon ne khaaye hichkoley
na tum boley
na hum boley
na tum boley
na hum boley
huyi ulfat bina boley
nazar ka ye nazraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
meri taraf zara meri taraf hans ke mud jaana

Hai mausam ye mastaana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana

bahaaren aa gayin
een een een een een een
bahaaren aa gayin
apni tumhaare
ik ishaare par
na tum boley
na hum boley
na tum boley
na hum boley
banaaya dil ne ??
wo preet ?? lubhaana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
meri taraf zara meri taraf hanske mud jaana
hai mausam ye mastaana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hanske mud jaana

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