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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 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 :

4511 Post No. : 16058

“Insaan-1952” made its debut on the blog on 18.02.2017 with its song ‘mast jawaani haaye’ sung by Shamshad Begam.

“Insaan-1952” was directed by Jagdish Sethi for ‘New Social Theatre Limited, Bombay’. It was produced by J.G. Mohla. This movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Ragini, Kamal Kapoor, K.N. Singh, Kukku, Kanhaiyalal, Rajkumar, Ramesh Thakar, Chamanpuri, Baby Nazar, Roopmala, Urvashi, Naaz and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.03.1952.

‘Insaan-1952’ had nine songs written by five lyricists as per details given below;

S. No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 O dilwaalo kar lo pyar, do nainaa chaar Sahrai
02 Sambhal sambhal ke chalna pagley Sajan Bihari
03 Mere sajan saanwre huye nain baawre Balwant Kapoor
04 So ja re dukhiyaari maa kea ankh ke taare Sajan Bihari
05 Meri choodi ka rang aasmaani Sajan Bihari
06 Mast jawaani haaye Balwant Kapoor 18.02.2017
07 Do dil hote saajnaa to badaa mazaa thaa D.N. Madhok
08 Apni qismat ki shikaayat ya tera shikwaa karein Saba Afghaani
09 Neer bhare kyun nainon mein gori Sahrai

Music for all the songs was composed by B.N. Bali.

Today 23rd November’2020 is the ninetieth birth anniversary (born on 23rd November 1930) of singer Geeta Dutt. On this occasion we get introduced to second of this movie ‘Insaan-1952’ sung by Geeta Dutt.

The song is a melancholic song and sung by Geeta Dutt with her unique soulful rendition of such songs that she got to sung in her career.

Let us pay our tributes to Geeta Dutt and listen to this song now…


Song-Mere sajan saanwre huye nain baawre (Insaan)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Balwant Kapoor, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics

Mere sajan saanwre
Mere sajan saanwre ae
Huye nain baawre ae ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja

Saanjh bhayi ghar panchhi bhi aaye ae
Saanjh bhayi ghar panchhi bhi aaye
Main baithhi hoon aas lagaaye
Main baithhi hoon aas lagaaye
More man ke ho raja aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja

Kisne tujhe majboor kiya aa
Kisne tujhe majboor kiya aa
Kab tak rahoge door piya aa
Kab tak rahoge door piya
Mujhe itna bata jaa aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja


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Blog Day :

4506 Post No. : 16048

Today (18 November 2020) has got to be an important day in the calendar of Hindi Film Song lovers, especially those who are interested in the history of HFM and its artists. It was on this day 69 years ago that Harmandir Singh Hamraaz, the man behind Hindi Film Geet Kosh (HFGK) was born on 18 November 1951.

We in this blog are very familiar with Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraaz. The fact that we now have the details of almost all Hindi movies and their songs from 1931 till 1985 is something that we take for granted today. But that was not always the case. When we were growing up, there was no authentic record like HFGK those days. Hearsay ruled the roost. Artists claimed to have sung tens of thousands of songs. Their words were accepted and even included in publications such as Guinness Books of world records.

We lived in an era before internet and even TV. Information on any subject was difficult to obtain, so any information was like gold dust. Today we are upto date on informations pertaining to election results, sporting events results etc, but that was not the case till 1970s. I was a cricket enthusiast, but I often learnt about the results of cricket matches after several days, and sometimes even after weeks.

Information about Hindi movie songs was entirely dependent upon access to its record, or depended on the announcement made about the song on radio station. There were many Hindi movie music fans who were into noting down lyrics of songs. I was among them. I needed to listen to the lyrics of a song quite a few times on radio before I managed to get the lyrics correct. I would then note the lyrics down in a diary. Alongwith the lyrics, details about singers, lyricist and music director were also noted down, as announced on radio stations broadcasting these songs.

That diary had about 200 such lyrics. During those days (1970s), I had no idea how many songs of interest were there in Hindi movies. I was not alone, no one else was any wiser. In any case, I was only interested in new songs, recorded after 1970s. Older songs (any song prior to 1967) were “boring” to my mind. Singers like K L Saigal were objects of mirth for teenagers and pre teens like us, who wondered why these old timers could not sing like Kishore Kumar.

It was in 1980 that the first volume of HFGK (chronologically the third volume, namely volume III- dealing with songs of the third decade- 1951 to 1960) was published. It was published without any fanfare. It was followed by volume II (songs from 1941 to 1950)in 1984, volume IV (1961 to 1970) in 1986 and volume I (1931 to 1940)in 1988. Volume V (1971 to 1980) was released in 1991. All these were accompanied by functions graced by film personalities.

After a long wait of 18 years, volume VI (1980 to 1985) was published on 14 march 2018.

These compilations were authentic because the number of movies released were taken from authorised sources. Movies in India could only be released after obtaining censor certificate, and these censor offices had the list of movies censored by them. Number of songs available in these movies were taken from movie booklets, catalogues of record companies etc.

Collecting information contained in these volumes and presenting them in book form, and finally getting them printed and published had been a Herculean task. Harmandir Singh Hamraaz was doing something which was never done before. And he was doing it in a country where there is not much appreciation for this kind of work, no matter if it rewrote Hindi Film music history. In India, people do not buy even normal books and magazines, so it was not very likely that most “music lovers” would buy such volumimous books on a topic that is clearly a non best seller. Forget selling these books, there were no takers for publishing these books either. Finally Harmandir Singh Hamraaz had to publish these volumes himself. The responsibility of publishing Volume III in 1980 was taken up my Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraaz’s father.

Harmandir Singh Hamraaz got married only after he had seen the publication of volume III in 1980. His wife has been the publisher of the subsequent volumes of HFGK.

People today cannot imagine the influence of HFGK on our knowledge of HFM. When people went through the contents of the HFGK, they realised that only about 44,000 songs were created in Hindi movies from 1931 to 1980. Only around 25000 songs were created between 1945 and 1975. And we had two playback legends claiming to have sung 25000 and 28000 songs respectively during this period ! On counting their songs, it turned out that their actual count was in the region of 5000 songs each.

Even less prolific singers were supposed to have sung thousands of songs in the pre HFGK days. Influenced by HFGK, Mukesh Geet Kosh was published and it turned out that Mukesh had sung less than 1000 songs in Hindi movies. Mukesh fans were quite unhappy with Harish Raghuvanshi jee, a major contributor of HFGK and the author of Mukesh Geet kosh. 🙂

A blog like ours cannot be imagined in its present form if we did not have HFGK available to us. Thanks of HFGK, we can accurately gauge the progress of the blog on a regular basis. For instance, HFGK volume III tells us that the decade of 1950s (1951 to 1960) had 1160 movies and about 9000 songs. The blog today has 5099 songs from 1007 movies from this decade. Based on information from HFGK, we know when we cover all the songs of a movie. We know for sure that 384 of these 1007 movies have been YIPPEED. So we only need to look at the songs of 1007-348= 659 movies plus the 153 missing movies. So we know for sure that a little under 4000 songs from this decade are yet to be covered. Not every song will be available. yet that gives us an idea which movies and which songs to search for.

That is not all. HFGK also tells us about our progress in covering songs of a particular year, a particular artist etc. Thanks to the information contained in various volumes of HFGK, now we can say with confidence that we have less than 100 songs each to be covered for artists like S D Burman, Naushad, O P Nayyar, Roshan, Shailendra etc. We can confidently state that the year 1968 saw 458 songs created in 72 movies and that the blog has 313 of these songs (from 68 movies). So we are just 145 songs short of covering all the songs of the year 1968.

One can say that HGFK has opened an entirely new dimension for Hindi Film music lovers to explore and savour. With advent of time, Internet has happened which has made it very easy for people to collaborate online. Harmandir Singh jee left us the treasure of HFGK. Now we can go through its contents and seek to search for songs and movies that we may not otherwise be aware of.

He compiled HFGK in an era before computers and internet. Today, equipped with them, we can use the data contained in HFGK and gain valuable insight into HFM. In a way, we and others like us are reaping the rewards of HFGK. We in this blog are in a way trying to take the next step, namely trying and locating all the songs mentioned in HFGK, and gaining information that was not available at the time HFGK got compiled.

While Harmandir Singh Hamraaz is well known among hardcore HFM historians, he is not known among casual music lovers and definitely not in government circles. He deserves government recognition for his Herculean task. He should have been awarded Padmshree for his contributions. As fas as I know, these awards are accorded only if someone gives nomination. In most cases, the persons themselves send their own nominations. Knowing important persons in the Government also helps. It is clear that a self respecting person like Har Mandir Singh jee will not send his own nomination. I think some hardcore HFM lovers should take the lead and send his name for Padmshree. He richly deserves this honour.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Laadli”(1949). This movie, HFGK part II tells us, is directed by J P Advani for Variety Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterjee, Jairaj, Kuldeep, Sulochana (senior), Ramesh Sinha, Shivnath Seth, Pt Iqbal, Narbada Shankar, Urvashi, Shivji, Randheer etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Lata Mangeshkar’s voice figured in seven songs. Four out of these seven songs have been covered in the past.

The song under discussion is sung by Lata. Nazim Panipati is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

What a fun song it is ! I am sure that most of us would not have become aware of it without consulting HFGK.

I take this opportunity to wish Shree Harmandir Singh Hamraaz a very happy birhday. Let there be many more happy returns of the day.


Song-Khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaazaa re(Laadli)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

intzari mein teri saara sitamber beeta
rote rote teri furkat mein november beeta
aahen bhar bhar ke ye kehta hai calendar mujhse
hichkiyaan lete huye saara december beeta aa aa aa aa aa

khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re ae
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re ae
o baabu mere
aath roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re

dil tere hizr mein deewaana bana jaata hai
thandi aaho se barf khaana bana jaata hai
thandi aaho se barf khaana bana jaata hai
do hi ashkon se hua aa aa aa aa aa
do hi ashkon se hua unki gali mein keechad
meri afsaani bhi afsaana bana jaata hai
arre aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa dil ka rog mita ja re
mita ja re
mita ja re
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re
o ainak waale
aath roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re

ho gaye qaid mere dil ko churaane waale
haspatalon mein gaye aankh milaane waale ae
haspatalon me gaye aankh milaane waale
aa tujhe dil ki main aen aen aen aen
aa tujhe dil ki main ik lori suna du jaalim
o mujhe hizr ke choolhe mein jalaane waale
mere dil ki ee ee ee
mere dil ki lagi bujha ja re
bujha ja re
bujha ja re
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re
o baabu mere
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re


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 : 4468 Post No. : 15960

After a long gap, in which I discussed songs and films of the 1950’s for a few months, I am now returning to the decade of the 1940’s. I discussed songs from 25 films of the 1950’s with the last post coinciding with completion of my 8 years of writing posts on this popular Blog.

Today’s song is from a less known- rather an unknown- film, Adalat-1948. It was the first film with this title. This title was lated used by the more famous film Adalat-1958 and also in Adalat -1976.

This film was produced by Mangal Pictures. It was directed by Vasant Joglekar and the music was provided by Datta Davjekar, for songs written by Mahipal and Narendra Sharma. Yes, he is the same Mahipal who became a regular feature in 131 Hindi Stunt, Action, Costume, Historical and Mythological films. Incidentally, Adalat-48 was Mahipal’s last film as a Lyricist.

The cast of the film was Baburao Pendharkar (brother of Bhalji Pendharkar),Salvi, Jog, Madgulkar, Jaysingh, Saroj Borkar, Sudha Apte, Nalini Dhere, Shalini and Rajan (Jawale). The cast, MD, Director all singers except Mohd.Rafi were Marathi people. Most of them are unknown to Hindi audiences.

Jaysingh was the son of director Bhalji Pendharkar, from his first wife. From his second wife(Miss Leela aka Leela Chandragiri) he got another son Prabhakar. Combining the names of these two sons, Bhalji named his new studio “Jayprabha” at Kolhapur. During the riots against the Bramhins, after the murder of Gandhi, this studio was burnt, because Bhalji Pendharkar was a Brahmin. The studio was rebuilt. It was later purchased by Lata Mangeshkar,only to get embroiled in court cases with the Maharashtra Government, for a long time.

Actor Rajan (Jawle) was a Marathi actor. He is the person who lived with and looked after actress Hansa Wadkar in her later bad days in her life, till she died. Actress Nalini Dhere was a Marathi actress but had done few Hindi films like Nagad Narayan-43 etc. In Hindi film industry, at some or the other times, there were as many as 8 Nalini’s operating as actresses and singers – Nalini Tarkhad, Nalini Jaywant, Nalini Nagpurkar, Nalini Gupte, Nalini Dhere, Nalini Saraf (who became Seema Deo-wife of actor Ramesh Deo), Nalini Chonkar and Nalini Korgaonkar (singer-Jail Yatra-47).

Another actor Madgulkar was a great personality in Marathi literary field. Gajanan Digambar Madguḷkar (1 October 1919 – 14 December 1977) was a Marathi poet, lyricist, writer and actor. He was born in village Shetphal, Atpadi Taluka, Sangli district in Maharashtra. His family hailed from village Madgule in the same Taluka.

He is popularly known in his home state of Maharashtra by just his initials as Ga Di Ma (गदिमा). He was awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1951 and Padma Shri in 1969. He has written 157 screen plays and over 2000 songs in his career. He was called Adhunik Valmiki (the modern Valmiki) of the current era due to his composition of Geet Ramayan ( Ramayana in Songs) as the most notable work. 2019 was celebrated as his Birth Century year. Government of Maharashtra hosted various events and festivals to grace the occasion.

Madgulkar wrote poetry, short stories, novels, autobiographies and scripts, dialogues and lyrics for Marathi as well as Hindi movies. His poems have been adapted to a wide range of musical forms such as Sugam-Sangeet (light music), Bhawa-Geet (emotional songs), Bhakti-Geet (devotional songs), and Lawani (a genre of folk songs in Maharashtra). Madgulkar entered the world of movies in 1938 at Kolhāpur. He contributed to 157 Marathi and 25 Hindi movies. He was also an artist. He loved to draw nature scenes. Special mention must be made for the films, Jeewan Jyoti-53-S/play and dialogues, Toofan aur Diya-56- story, and Do aankhen barah haath-57-Story, S/play and dialogues.

A noteworthy fact about Madgulkar is that during his peak period in Marathi films, he created a World Record. He teamed up with Music Director Sudhir Phadke and director Raja Paranjape. Together, as a team, they gave a total of 11 Hit films,in a row in 18 years- from 1948 to 1966 … a record for a Team.

He had knowledge of 10 languages including Marathi, Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.

Madgulkar was married to Vidya (Padma Patankar, Kolhapur) and they had 3 sons (Shridhar, Anand, Sharad Kumar) and 4 daughters (Varsha, Kalpalata, Deepa, Shubhada). The popular Marathi writer, Vyankatesh Madgulkar was his younger brother.

His home in Pune (‘Panchavati Bungalow’) has become a place of attraction for his fans.

In Hindi film industry, there were many name alikes. Some of them caused serious problems of ‘Same Name Confusion”. Artistes of the same name was a common phenomenon in early cinema i.e. the 30s and the 40s. Then it diminished slowly. This matter was not only common in actors, but in other categories also. As far as Music Directors are concerned, there were so many “Datta”s as MDs. Some of them at the same time and few causing the SNC syndrome too ! There were K.Datta, N.Datta, Narayan Dutta, D C. Dutta, Dattaram and Datta Davjekar. Each one contributed to HFM to his ability.

One of these music director’s name will be written in Golden Ink, in the History of HFM. That name is DATTA DAVJEKAR. This is because he helped an all time Legend LATA MANGESHKAR, by giving her the opportunity to sing her First PlayBack Hindi song in one of his films-“Aap ki sewa mein-1947.

Dattatreya Shankar Davjekar (Born on 15-11-1915 – died 19 September 2007), better known as Datta Davjekar or Datta Daujeker , was a veteran music composer mainly associated with Marathi and Hindi movies. He studied upto Matriculation in Nutan Marathi Vidyalay.

He started working from 1931 composing songs in Melas and later in Saraswati Cinetone. Assisted Sureshbabu Mane for film ” Nandkumar’-1937. Later he assisted Govindrao tembe in Natraj company. He was called to Bombay to record all Hindi and Marathi songs for film Savangadi in marathi and Saathi in Hindi in 1938. he first gave music to ‘Municipality’ made by Brilliant Pictures.

Datta Davjekar’s father Baburao used to play tabla for live folk musical plays as well as in Urdu plays. He used to work in Arya Subodh natak Mandali. He played Pakhawaz also.

Davjekar learned how to play tabla and harmonium and thus developed an interest in music. He also started composing songs. Later, he was invited by the famous star Shanta Apte to perform on her shows. Davjekar performed at places as far off as Allahabad and Lahore.

Davjekar assisted C. Ramachandra and Chitragupta for a while. His first break came in 1941 with a Marathi film called Municipality. It was followed by Sarkari Pahune in 1942. One of the film’s songs Naache Sangeet Natwar was a big hit. Davjekar went on to work with big names in Marathi cinema, like Raja Paranjape, Gajanan Jagirdar, Master Vinayak, Dinkar Patil, Datta Dharmadhikari, Rajdutt and Raja Thakur. In 1945, he joined HMV and composed several popular marathi Bhavgeet songs,writing them himself, like ‘Tuj swapni pahile’ and ‘ kuni bai gungunle’ etc. he was known as ‘ DD ‘.

His famous films include Rangalyaa Raatri Ashyaa, Paathlaag, Pahu Re Kitni Vaat, Thoraataanchi Kamlaa, Padchaaya, Chimanrao Gundyabhau, Pedgaonche Shahane, Juna Te Sona, Sant Vahate Krishna Mai, Sukhaachi Sawali, Viasakh Vanwaa and Yashoda. His last film release was Pahaate Punyechi in 1992. His non-film song “Sainik Ho Tumchyaa Saathi” (translation: For you, oh Soldiers) was a big hit and its sales proceeds went to the Armed Forces.

In a career spanning fiftytwo years, Davjekar composed music in several languages for sixty films, twelve plays and several documentaries. He learnt German music for composing music for the play Thank you, Mr Glad. He is credited for giving a break to many singers who became extremely popular over a period of time, including the Mangeshkar siblings, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale and Usha Mangeshkar as well as others such as Anuradha Paudwal.

The film Maazhe Baal, released in 1943, was Davjekar’s first Marathi film with Lata Mangeshkar. He went on to introduce her to Hindi films with his song Paa Laagoo Kar Jori Re for the film Aap Ki Sewa Mein (1947).

Davjekar did four more Hindi films, Vasant Joglekar’s Adalat-48, Jeet Kiski-52,Premnath’s English-Hindi bilingual, Prisoner of Golconda-53, in which Sudha Malhotra sang, and Bal Shivaji-56 . He used to accompany Lata Mangeshkar on her foreign trips for music programmes as the chief arranger. He won Five awards for his music to Marathi films.In 1995 he was given “Lata Mangeshkar ” award, by Maharashtra Government.

On 19 September 2007 Davjekar died of a heart attack at his residence in Andheri, Mumbai.

An Obituary in One India dated 20th September 2007 says…

Family sources said Davjekar died of heart attack at his Andheri residence late last night. The funeral took place at the Oshiwara crematorium this morning and was attended by family, friends and admirers.

Condoling the death of Mr Davjekar, Lata Mangeshkar recollected that the late music composer had given her the first opportunity in playback singing in his movie “Aap Ki Seva Mein”. “Just like his music, he was a sweet human being,” Mangeshkar said.

His non-film song “Sainik Ho Tumchyaa Saathi” was a superhit and its sales proceeds went to the Armed Forces. Datta Davjekar also composed music for twelve plays including “Thank You Mr Glad” for which he learnt German music. In a career spanning more than six decades, he scored music for nearly 60 films. (Based on information from Wiki, One India, and Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar kosh, with thanks.)

I have not seen this film Adalat-48, but I know that this film was about a love marriage which went to the courts and ended happily. Today’s song is the 4th song on this Blog. It is a Rafi solo song. The prelude music and the tune suspiciously remind me of some songs, which I am not able to pinpoint right now. Maybe you will….


Song-Kyun bichhad gaye (Adaalat)(1948) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Mahipal, MD-Datta Davjekar

Lyrics

kyun bichhad gaye
kyun bichhad gaye
kyun bichhad gaye jeevansaathhi
bichhad gaye jeevansaathi
bichhad gaye
sang sang dole
sang hans bole
sang sang dole
sang hans bole
ban ban vaati ee ee
kyun bichhad gaye
kyun bichhad gaye

janam janam ka saath hamaara
janam janam ka
aa aa aa aa aa aa
janam janam ka saath hamaara
aa aa aa aa
kyun chhoda kyun bichhad gaye
man ke pankh laga kar naina
man ke pankh laga kar naina
khoj mein teri ud gaye ae
khoj mein teri ud gaye
kyun bichhad gaye
kyun bichhad gaye jeevansaathi
bichhad gaye jeevansaathi
bichhad gaye
sang sang dole
sang hans bole
ban ban vaati ee ee
kyun bichhad gaye
kyun bichhad gaye

Seeta
Seeta
Seeta
tum kahaan ho

ro ro ban parwat se poochha aa aa aa
ro ro ban parwat se poochha
neel gagan ko ghan ko poochhaa
ghan ko poochha
neel gagan ko ghan ko poochhaa
maun khade jad chetan royen
maun khade jad chetan royen
Siya bin saare vyathhit bhaye
Siya bin saare vyathhit bhaye
kyun bichhad gaye
kyun bichhad gaye


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Blog Day:

4453 Post No. : 159

In one recent article of Sudhir jee on his “This week that year” series, he wondered why my spree of posting one “Anmol Ghadi”(1946) song everyday had a break of one day and subsequently the final song got covered after break of one day. I do not have any recollections of those days, but I am certain about the fact that the concept of YIPPying all the songs of a movie had not entered my mind by that time. My attempt was to cover all songs that I could come across. I may have missed stumbling against the one remaining Anmol Ghadi song on that day whereas I could locate it the next day. That is the only plausible explanation that I can think of.

I find that my first interaction with Pradeep Raghunathan took place on 22 march 2011. We have had some very intersting online chats together, some lasting for one hour and more.

I find some interesting details from the online chat logs. For instance, During our discussion on 15 april 2011, I mentioned that the blog had songs from 1500 movies, and that I expect the blog to one day reach 10000 songs. 🙂 Today we have songs from over 4000 movies and we are inching towards 16000 songs mark. 🙂

During our chat on 16 december 2011, he suggested providing serial number with each song. I told him that I do it internally in my excel sheet, access table etc. Today his suggestion is being followed in the blog starting from january 2017.

During these discussions, he discussed tagging of songs on IPOD. With time he started concentrating on those movies where all songs were covered. He relied upon online sources to guess if all songs were covered. I was keeping track of songs in movies by relying on online sources. I did not have HFGK with me at that time.

I can see from our early morning interactions at 1 AM on 22 november 2012 between two sleepless souls that the blog had 141 movies YIPPEED (though the term was not coined at that time) by 22 november 2012 whereas Pradep Raghunathan had tagged all songs for 132 of them. So the gap was only 9 movies for his at that time !

From july 2014 onwards, I have access to HFGK, thanks to the generosity of our blog stalwarts M/s Arunkumar Deshmukh and Sudhir Jee, and from then onwards YIPPYIng movies in the blog has become a planned activity rather than an incidental or chance activity.

Pradeep Raghunathan was doing tagging of songs of YIPPEED movies on his own. He was subsequenly joined by Khyati Bhatt, Aparna H M and Avinash Scrapwala in this tagging of songs mission.

It gives me some comfort that today on 26 september 2020 the blog has 1221 movies YIPPEED whereas the YIPPEE team of Pradeep Raghunathan and colleagues (Khyati Bhatt, Aparna H M and Avinash Scrapwala) are at just over 1000 movies mark. I need to get my act together and start YIPPYing some more movies seeing that team YIPPEE is threatening to catch up with the YIPPEED movies in the blog.

This year 2020 has seen 41 movies getting YIPPEED. THe record was set up in 2013 whe as many as 202 movies got YIPPEED.

Now a days we keep track of movies in the blog and we know which movies are nearing YIPPEEhood. The challenge often lies in locating the balance song or songs which are often rare songs.

“Baansuriya” (1949) was directed by Ram Narayan Dave for Nigaristaan Films, Bombay. The movie had Ram Singh, Geeta Bali, Om Prakash, Randhir, Kuldip, Sofia, Gulab, Uma Dutt, Shanti Madhok, Ramesh Thakur, Raj Pal, Sham Lal, Madan Kapoor, Raja Salim, Ram Avtaar etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs covered so far :-

Blog song number Song Date of posting
8745 Na shama ka qusoor na parwaane ka qusoor 22 September 2013
13190 Chaahe chori chori aao chaahe chhu chhup aao 25 April 2017
13298 Ye duniya kehti hai koi fariyaad na karey 1 June 2017
13538 Jo kar ke gaye barbaad hamen aati hai unki yaad hamen 20 August 2017
15764 Teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi 31 July 2020
15834 Dil tod ke jaane waale o 26 August 2020
15839 Tere saamne hum aansoo bahaayenge 27 August 2020

It can be seen that the movie was lying undiscussed in the blog since 2017. The year 2020 saw as many as three songs getting discussed in a matter of one month. Now only one song is left to be covered. That song is very much available.

Here is this eighth and final song from “Baansuriya” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Mulkraj Bhakri 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 the song.

With this song, all the songs of “Baansuriya” (1949) get covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Aa ja aa ja ke jiya mora taras gaya (Baansuriya)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aa ja aa ja
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
tera saath kabhi na chhodoon
marte dam tak munh na modoon
aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya

kaate kate na mose lambi lambi raat ho
kaate kate na mose lambi lambi raat ho
sun ja kabhi tu aake ik mori baat ho
sun ja kabhi tu aake ik mori baat ho
ik mori baat ho
ik mori baat ho
kyun humse kinaara kar gaye
hum to jeet hi hi mar gaye
aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya

maine to tere liye sab jag chhoda
maine to tere liye sab jag chhoda
kaahe bedardi toone dil mera toda
kaahe bedardi toone dil mera toda
dil mera toda
dil mera toda
ye baat bata ja aake
roothhe kyu ho nain mila ke
aa ja aa ja
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya


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 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 :

4423 Post No. : 15838

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.60
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Welcome all to this post for today’s(27 August 2020) blog ten-year challenge. Hopefully we will have two posts under the challenge today.

Atul ji had mentioned in previous posts of the challenge that the blog was having ‘customary’ six posts a day those days. This average was well maintained throughout the month. The blog had a whopping total of 176 posts in August 2010, which if we think now would look impossible with the current rate. Nowadays even a hundred posts in a single month looks like a distant dream. The last occasion of a hundred posts in one single month was in March’2018.

But we can always hope that the blog in some future date will regain those glory years strike rate of ‘five -six’ posts per day. Let us see how many we can achieve today.

Ten years back on this date (27 august 2010), the following songs were posted on the blog;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ritu aaye ritu jaaye duniyaa rang badalti hai Sahaaraa-1958 07 songs posted
Dil se dil takraaye Love Marriage-1959 All songs covered
Matwaali naar thumak thumak chali jaaye Ek Phool Chaar Kaante-1960 All songs covered
Phir ek baar kaho Maayaa-1961 All songs covered
Dekhi anaadi teri preet Biraadari-1966 All songs covered
Kaun sunegaa kisko sunaayen Sautan Ki Beti-1989 01 song posted

Out of the six movies represented that day on 27.08.2010 four movies viz. ‘Biraadari-1966’, ‘Maayaa-1961’, ‘Ek Phool Chaar Kaante-1960’ and ‘Love Marriage-1959’ have already been ‘Yippeeee’ed’ viz all their songs have been covered on the blog.

We have two movies ‘Sautan Ki Beti-1989’ and ‘Sahaaraa-1958’ eligible for discussion today, ten years down the line.

Here I am presenting a song from ‘Sautan Ki Beti-1989’ which had made its debut on the blog ten years back and completed a full cycle of ‘ten years’ with only one of its song represented on the blog.

Song Posted On
Kaun sunegaa kisko sunaayen 27.08.2010

I had watched this movie during my stay at Kota in 1989. Though I do not remember the movie now but couple of its songs were quite popular. Today I am presenting one such song from this movie.

Music in ‘Saawan Kumar movies’ had always remain special and songs from the movies directed by him have always been likened and appreciated by many.

Take the case of this movie it had few good songs and one ‘sentimental gem’ sung by Kishore Kumar had already been posted earlier. Today’s song is also a ‘sad song’, having beautiful (or meaningful) lyrics, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and lip synced by Rekha on screen.

Before moving to the today’s song here is a brief about this movie.

“Souten Ki Beti-1989” or ‘Sautan Ki Beti’ was directed by Saawan Kumar for his home productions ‘Saawan Kumar Productions’. It had Jeetendra, Rekha, Jayaprada, Sumeet Saigal, Vijayendra Ghatge. They were supported by Raja Babu, Baby Guddu, Bal Dhuri, Anil Kumar, Nisha Prashant, B.B. Bhalla and Veera. This movie also had Ramesh Oswal, Ratan Bhatia, Bindu Kamat, Poonam Malhotra, Jamura, Narendra Wadhavan, Balvant Bansal and others.

The movie introduced Dipinti. (I don’t remember if she acted in more movies?)

Talat Hussain makes a friendly appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was also written by Saawan Kumar and screenplay was written by Bhaarat B. Bhalla. (the double ‘aa’ in Saawan Kumar and Bhaarat is as per the titles of the movie and not added by me 🙂 ).

Dialogues of this movie were written by Kamleshwar. Editing was done by Vanktesh Naik.

This movie had seven songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal, Sadhna Sargam and Meghna Shrivastava.

All the songs were also written by Saawan Kumar himself and music for this movie was composed by Vedpaal. (‘aa’ 🙂 )

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 27.06.1989. (cannot forget the date 🙂 , Pancham Da’s birth anniversary and special day for me)

Let us now enjoy today’s song lip synced on screen by the beautiful Rekha and sung by Lata Mangeshkar. As mentioned above lyrics are Sawan Kumar and music is composed by Vedpal.


Song-Ham bhool gaye re har baat magar tera pyaar nahin bhooley (Sautan Ki Beti)(1989) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sawan Kumar , MD-Vedpal

Lyrics

ham bhool gaye re har baat
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
ham bhool gaye re har baat
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
kya kya huaa dil ke saa aa aat
kya kya huaa dil ke saath
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
ham bhool gaye re har baat
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley

duniyaa se shikaayat kya karte
jab toone hamen samjhaa hi nahin
duniyaa se shikaayat kya karte
jab toone hamen samjhaa hi nahin
ghairon ko bhalaa kya samjhaate
jab apnon ne samjhaa hi nahin
toone chhod diyaa re meraa haath
(sobbing sound)
toone chhod diyaa re meraa haath
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
kya kya huaa dil ke saa aa aath
kya kya huaa dil ke saath
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
ham bhool gaye re har baat
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley

qasmein khaa kar waade todey
ham phir bhi tujhe naa bhool sakey
qasmein khaa kar waade todey
ham phir bhi tujhe naa bhool sakey
jhoole to pade baaghon mein magar
ham bin tere naa jhool sakey
saawan mein jaley re din raat
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
kya kya huaa dil ke saa aa aath
kya kya huaa dil ke saath
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
ham bhool gaye re har baat
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
ham bhool gaye re har baat
magar teraa pyaar nahin bhooley
(sobbing sound)

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम भूल गए रे हर बात
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
हम भूल गए रे हर बात
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
क्या क्या हुआ दिल के साथ
क्या क्या हुआ दिल के साथ
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
हम भूल गए रे हर बात
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले

दुनिया से शिकायत क्या करते
जब तूने हमें समझा ही नहीं
दुनिया से शिकायत क्या करते
जब तूने हमें समझा ही नहीं
गैरों को भला क्या समझाते
जब अपनों ने समझा ही नहीं
तूने छोड़ दिया रे मेरा हाथ
(सिसकने की आवाज़)
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
क्या क्या हुआ दिल के साथ
क्या क्या हुआ दिल के साथ
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
हम भूल गए रे हर बात
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले

कसमें खा कर वादें तोड़े
हम फिर तुझे ना भूल सके
कसमें खा कर वादें तोड़े
हम फिर तुझे ना भूल सके
झूले तो पड़े बाग़ों में मगर
हम तेरे बिन ना झूल सके
सावन में जले रे दिन रात
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
क्या क्या हुआ दिल के साथ
क्या क्या हुआ दिल के साथ
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
हम भूल गए रे हर बात
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
हम भूल गए रे हर बात
मगर तेरा प्यार नहीं भूले
(सिसकने की आवाज़)


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 :

4420 Post No. : 15828

Today’s song is from the film Ek tha Ladka-1951. As per my plan, I am selecting randomly songs from the 50’s decade films, to discuss here.

Har Mandir Singh ‘Hamraz’ji has published a Film Index, listing films from Silent and Talkie films, since 1913 to 2012. Sometimes, I spend my free time to note down oddities, found in the film titles. Today, I went through it, to know more about film titles, starting with the word “Ek”. To my surprise, there are as many as 206 films whose titles start with “EK “. 32 films start with “Ek aur..”, 7 films with ‘Ek tha” and 3 films with ” Ek thi “. Title of today’s film ‘Ek tha Ladka’ sounds like the counterpart of the film ‘Ek thi Ladki’ !

The film was made by Chitra Mahal, produced and directed by Roop Sanware. From a search with available data, there seems to be only this released film on his name as Director. There were 2 Music Directors,namely Murari Sharma, who composed 6 songs and Rajhans Kataria, who composed 3 songs. One song is not credited to anyone. There were a total of 10 songs. 4 songs are already discussed and today’s song is fifth song, composed by Rajhans Kataria.

I am sure you must have heard the names of Music Directors Fakir Muhammed, Shambhoo, Dattaraj, Brij Bhushan, Raj Ratan, Ronodev Mukherjee, Kamalkant, Vishnu Khanna, Ajay, Baboo Singh or Vijay Honavar ? Your blank face says, you have never heard their names.

I am not asking you names of Music Directors from the 1930s or 1940s. All these were composers in the 1960s. If I ask you about Satyam, Jagdish or Ratandeep-Hemraj, what will you say ?

These were Music Directors in the 1970s. They composed music for 5 to 15 films each in the 70s.

Can one tell how many composers gave music in Hindi films from 1931 to till today ? It is extremely difficult to make a list of Music Directors. This is because there were many who gave music in just one or two movies. In many cases even the names of the composers are not known. If this is the case of the name itself, getting their Biographies is a distant dream !

Right from 1931 till today, according to Harish Raghuwanshi ji, 3000 Music Directors operated in Hindi film industry. muVyz counted 2088 and it was still counting.Most of these were those who gave music to just one film and disappeared. Still- they all contributed to the HFM legacy. Hardly any serious effort seems to have been made to collect information about at least those who gave music to 5 or more films.

To my knowledge,there are two good books on Music Directors-
1. Dhunon ki Yatra-Pankaj Raag and
2. Film Sangeetkar-Suvarnayugwale- Prof. Yogesh Yadav

There could be some more such books, which I do not know.

The Pankaj Raag book is a solid 800 pages book costing around 1500/- approx. now. This book gives detailed information on 117 Music Directors and Some information on another 137 Music Directors from 1931 to 2000. The book also mentions names and films of another 200 or so composers who did just 1 or 2 films. That makes a total of 454 composers. Prof. Yadav’s book lists short information about 151 composers. Thus we have about 600 composers with some information to talk about. Still, a large number remains without any data.

From time to time, some relative of a forgotten Music Director springs up and gives some information. Sometime back, the daughter of composer/singer K.S.Ragi appeared on Facebook and gave some valuable information on her father. Likewise the son and daughter of composer V.K.Naidu commented on this Blog to give information. Similarly the daughter of Ghantasala came on Facebook and gave some information on Ghantasala’s Hindi work. Same way the nephew of C. Arjun commented on ‘songs of yore’ and clarified some matters.

But this is by Luck. Otherwise many composers are buried under obscurity and anonymity. How many of us have heard the name of Composer Rajhans Kataria ? There was a film “Gandhi Mandir” produced sometime in the last days of the 1940s (probably 1949). It was made by Meera Pictures, produced by Y.D.Shaikh, directed by Roop Sanware and its cast was Nirupa Roy, Pran, Uday Kumar, Ramsingh etc (according to an advertisement copy sent to me by shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji). The music director of this movie was Rajhans Kataria. The name of the film was changed to Afsana(aka Kalakar). This film features in HFGK as an unreleased film. It was not even Censored. However 12 songs were issued on Records by the name “Gandhi mandir” only.

Rajhans Kataria gave music to 2 more films. “Ek tha Ladka”-51 and “Chhoti Duniya”-53. Then he simply vanished. No information whatsoever is available anywhere on him. Similarly the other Music Director- Murari Sharma also gave music to two films only – Nai Zindagi-51 and Ek tha Ladka-51.

The cast of the film was Geeta Bali, Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Nizami, Niloufer, Umesh Sharma, S K Prem, Uma Dutt and many others. From this cast, S K Prem possibly started his career as a Lyricist. His name is mentioned for film Dhruv Kumar-38. Then he became an actor and from 1946 to 1975, he acted in 36 films. Another name of interest is that of Geeta Nizami, a Heroine in the 40’s decade. This was her last film in India, after which she migrated to Pakistan.

The real name of Geeta Nizami was Rashida Begum. She was born in Lahore on 24-6-1926. At the age of 14 only, she was married to Barkat Nizami – uncle of actress Mumtaz Shanti. This person had a knack of discovering talents for films. First he discovered Mumtaz Shanti. He was a businessman to the core. Though Mumtaz Shanti was his niece, he had a contract with her for films. According to that 50% share of her income was to be given to Barkat and 25% to Barkat’s son from his first marriage. The balance was given to Mumtaz Shanti.

However, after her marriage to Wali Saheb, he stopped getting this money. So, he married Geeta and continued the same contract. He used to call it more of a business deal than a marriage. Geeta made her Debut in Shalimar Film’s film Mann ka meet-1944. In her first film Mann ki jeet-44, she acted and had a song and dance. The song was ” More jubna ka dekho ubhar ” sung by Zohrabai,written by Josh Malihabadi and composed by S.K.Pal. The dance Geeta did on this song was very sexy. She was shown emerging from a blooming Lotus and at that time she did such provocative actions that soon the song became the talk of the town. The then Bombay Government,led by Morarji Desai, promptly banned the song, but in the rest of India the song became very popular.

Her second appearance was in Navyug Chitrapat’s propaganda film, ” Panna”-44. She did excellent acting and surprised everyone. In recognition of her brilliant performance, she is perhaps the only artiste of the Hindi films to have been rewarded Rs. 9000 from Government of India.

Famous author Manto says in his book, ‘Dastavej ‘ Vol 5, that after this film, Geeta Nizami left Barkat Nizami, refusing to give him any share of her earnings. He went to the court and his case lingered, meanwhile he migrated to Pakistan also. Geeta Nizami then married several times and was known for that.

Geeta Nizami could not continue as a Heroine in films. She was lead actress in only 7 films. The reason why she did not get more roles as a Heroine was found in a book by a well known author. According to this author, Geeta took a bath only once a week, smelt horrible and her head was full of Lice. No actor was ready to do a close up scene with her. ( I remember another actress of the early 60s- Kalpana, with same reputation. Shammi Kapoor was on record saying that Kalpana smelt very foul as she probably took bath only once a month. He had refused to work again with her in any film, after Professor-62. Even Kalpana’s career was short lived.)

Geeta did just 13 films in India. She acted in Mann ji jeet-44, Panna-44, Gaon ki Gori-45, Sassi Punnu-46, Room No. 9-46, Paro-47, Moti-47, Rehnuma-48, Gajre-48, Karwat-49, Beqasoor-50, Hulchal-51 and finally Ek tha Ladka-51.

Her last film was ‘Ek Tha Ladka’ (1951). After this she migrated to Pakistan. In Pakistan she formed a dance troupe and did shows in various cities of Pakistan. She died on 28-4-2008.

There is no information available from any source, about the film’s story, release date etc. There are hundreds of such films about which we have no information at all.Today’s song is sung by Geeta Roy. The uploader Parag Sankla has said on You Tube that ” this extremely rare song has been recorded from SLBC (Radio Ceylon) by shri Narsing Agnish “. This song is written by Rajesh kumar- a one time Lyricist. The song is very good.


Song-Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale (Ek Thha Ladka)(1951) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyricist- Rajesh Kumar, MD- Rajhans Kataria

Lyrics

Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

yaad karoongi din raat tumhen
main din raat tumhen
bhool na jaana tum
jaa ke hamen jee door
jaa ke hamen
aur chaaahte ho
tujhe apne
tujhe apne
pati ka pyaar mile ae
pyaar mile ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

chanda ki chaandni mein
do mil rahe hain dil
do mil rahe hain dil
murjhaaye huye armaan
jaayenge aaj khil
jaayenge aaj khil
ae chaand
kasam meri
kasam meri
jo jaldi se tum dhale ae
jaldi se tum dhale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

duniya mein sab se ooncha
tera naseeb hai
tera naseeb hai
duniya ki har khushi
tujhko naseeb hai
tujhko naseeb hai
aji deepak
teri khushiyon
teri khushiyon ka
toofaanon mein jale
toofaanon mein jale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4396 Post No. : 15764

Remembering Mohammed Rafi Sahab on his 40th death anniversary :

meri awaaz ka tee…ee…eer
jaayega dil kob hichee…ee..e.er
meri awaaz ka teer
jaayega dil ko bhi cheer
khoye nafrat laaye ulfat
ye hasar hai meherbaan
sun le tu dil ki sadaa
pyaar se pyaar sajaa
sun le tu dil ki sadaa

(Hasrat Jaipuri)

How true these lines are from this song from ‘Tere ghar ke saamne’(1963).

tum mujhe yoon bhulaa naa paaoge
haan tum mujhe yoon bhulaa naa paaoge
jab kabhi bhi sunoge geet mere
sang sang tum bhi gungunaaoge
haan tum mujhe yoon bhulaa naa paaoge
ho tum mujhey oon …

(HasratJaipuri)

This song from the film “Pagla Kahin kaa” has gone down in history as the closest to the real impact and the engravings of Rafi Sahab, for the fans of hindi film songs. No question of forgetting a legend, which lives on through his voice. And how he does this! Till there is sound and voices in this mortal world and there is the ability in human race to hear and appreciate the sounds of the universe, his vibrancy and legacy, his echo and alaap, shall survive, in sha Allah.

It is 40 years already since the soul left this world. We are lucky that we have lived in this era, blessed to be able to listen to Mohammed Rafi Sahab’s songs.

That fateful day 40 years ago, was a Thursday. I remember that because it was the day of ‘Chhaayageet’, it was a weekly treat of watching film songs on TV. The program that day included songs of film ‘Aradhana’. If I remember correctly than ‘Gungunaa rahe hain bhanwre khil rahi hai kali kali” was one of the songs played that day. It was in the 10:00 pm English news that the sad news was announced. The next day was a Friday, may be second or third Friday of the holy month of Ramazan. As per the custom, the funeral was held after Friday prayers.

Another fact about this death and funeral is not often referred to anywhere, is that Ramadhan is considered to be most auspicious, for those who die during the month. It is said that the doors of heaven are kept open throughout the month for those pious people whom the Almighty chooses to call back to his fold. It is considered to be the best possible end (burial after the Jumah prayers included) second only to the death and burial in Makkah and Madinah. When I say this people may ask, what is good about a death? Death is the only certainty, inevitable fact that all creation comes to an end. The end has to come one day, earlier for some and later for others. Here is a prayer which is uttered as soon as the news of demise is heard:

Inna lillahiwainnailayhi raji’uun
Meaning : Surely to Allah we belong and to him we shall return.

Let’s go back to the funeral of Rafi Sahab. It is said to be the largest funeral procession Mumbai has ever witnessed. I read in the newspapers and magazines later on that the people heard the news on radio in far off places and left for Mumbai. Without thinking of anything, whether buses/trains are available or not, whether they will reach in time for a last glimpse of the smiling face of their beloved Rafi Sahab. The television news coverage that Friday evening is unforgettable for me. There was a sea of people all around the road in front of the Masjid at Bandra, where the ‘namaaz-e-janaaza’ was held. Plus it was raining heavily, but the people were not deterred. They all wanted to accompany their favourite singer to his final resting place. There were film stars and superstars, technicians and musicians who had witnessed the Rafi magic in the recording studios, people indebted to him for some reason or the other, people who had known him personally and met him a few times and then there were the lakhs of people who knew him only through his voice heard on radio or in the cinema theatre in playback to big and small film actors.

Surely for these people on that fateful Friday, it was the Rafi voice “awaaz ka teer”, which brought them to the ‘janaaza’ as it went ‘jaayegaa dil ko bhi cheer”. The expression ‘Dil ko cheer’ is such an apt description of the phenomena’s effect on the discerning. It means to be such a pain so as to split the heart, literally.

This blog has the ‘Sharf’ of having begun with a Rafi song on 19th July 2008. I made use of the word ‘sharf’ here as it means more than the ‘mere honour’, it means good fortune and the ‘zarf’ too. More so, in the context of all the good intentions with which this blog began and continues to maintain, purity of intentions, I mean. Reminds me of a ditty I wrote in the comments of this post which is the 1000 Rafi songs milestone for the blog :

A memory, momentous,
A drop, which shapes.
The legacy that lingers,
It is the purity which prevails.

The blog also has the honour of celebrating the its very first event of Rafi sahab’s 28th death anniversary on 31/07/2008, with this song. The blog was a thirteen day old baby on this day and celebrating its first remembrance day for Rafi sahab.

This was the thirteenth song to be posted on the blog and third Rafi song after the first song of “Anokhi Raat” and Love in Tokyo. After such auspicious beginning there was no looking back. More than 3000 Rafi songs are posted in the blog, but still thousands are yet to be posted. All the songs referred above are of the 60’s decade, which belonged to Rafi sahib as a matchless playback singer, as the preferred on screen voice of all the stars and male actors of the era. And a first choice for the full genre of playback singing, for all the composers.

In the deeper recesses of the conscious thinking mind, I find it astonishing and unbelievable that a playback singer with a name “Mohammed Rafi” should have found such adulation, recognition, love and affection, not to mention the fan following in the post-independence/ partitioned India. He was the voice of the singing stars visible on screen. His own face was never visible. May be some photographs could appear in magazines. But as far as I can remember his voice was always synonymous with his smiling face, with the high forehead. It could be because we grew up to love his songs through radio. He himself must have found it surreal and felt as if he is in a dream, will wake up in no time to find the dream has ended. He ruled the musically inclined hearts of the nation with his benign self. He unwittingly ruffled a few powerful feathers. Despite all this, he achieved his own superstardom long before the term “superstar” was coined for Rajesh Khanna. It all materialized as destined or divine decree not due to any PR machinery or the favoritism, nepotism etc. Rafi sahab is akin to equestrian Gold Medallist in the Olympics, no less, for 2 decades. I exaggerate, will compromise and make it 15-16 years or like 4 Olympics in a row.

Yes there was space for a versatile playback singer in the 50’s, which really was not vacated by anyone. But then the likes of Shankar-Jaikishan, O. P. Nayyar, Ravi, Madan Mohan, Roshan and S. D. Burman, found the one to suit all the moods of music they were looking to create. It was Naushad who explored and exposed Rafi Sahab as the all-encompassing singer in musical block busters “Aan’, ‘Deedar” ‘Baiju-Bawra” etc. The second and third generation of maestros couldn’t help, but lap up the goodies on offer. The stupendous abilities of such a divine voice quality must have felt like a dream come true, Naushad sahib included. It gave wings (say freedom) to all those composers to create and compose at will anything and everything, which they did and enriched the hindi film music. Rafi sahab was only too glad to be able to deliver. And the beneficiaries are us, hindi film music fans, whoever may have the copyrights.

I would say even the super musician, R D. Burman created some of his best with Rafi sahab. I am not prejudiced in thinking of “Pyar ka Mausam”, “Abhilasha”, ‘Teesri Manzil” and ‘Caravan” as among the best of RDB. Who can make a list of best of RDB in creativity and melody and can ignore songs like “ goriya kahan tera des re” “wadiyan mera daaman” “Chekhush nazaare”“tum bin jaun kahan” “rut hai Milan ki”(this is distinctly different creation), and all six classics of “Teesri manzil”, not to forget ‘kya hua tera wada” and the qawwalis. I know some people do manage to exclude these in their enthusiasm, but sorry I can’t.

Rafi sahab achieved all this or rather was granted as a blessing by the Almighty, without having the ambitions of this status. He was right in pointing towards the sky and saying “sab upar wale kee den hai” whenever he was praised and appreciated. There are very few such souls who have the grace of accepting all “Rab di meher” and being so humble with it, without artifice.

Another quality which is often attributed to Rafi sahab is ‘innocence’. So here is an innocent sounding song, with the purity of heart in the one and only divine voice of Rafi Sahab. This will be among the last Rafi songs of 40’s decade remaining to be posted. The film is “Baansuriya” (1949). Composers are Husnlal-Bhagatram and Mulk Raj Bhakri is the lyricist. The words of the song “teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi“ are quite apt, if one wants to say that we are missing Rafi sahab’s voice. But I would go with “dil bhar bhar aaye ghadi ghadi”, which is every day because of the range of emotion that Rafi Sahabs different renditions invoke in me.

Having written so much in this long post, I am still feeling as if I have not expressed all that I wish to. I will quote Mirza Ghalib here :

Ya rab wo na samjhe hain na samjhenge meri baat
De aur dil unko jo na de mujhko zubaan aur


Song-Teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi (Baansuriyaa)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
dil bhar bhar aaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi

mujhko kyun dil se bhulaa diyaa
ye kya kiya haay kya kiyaaaaa
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi

jab se saajan tum door huye ae
jab se saajan tum door huye ae
dil ke armaan sab choor huye ae
dil ke armaan sab choor huye ae
jab tum hi nahin ho saathh sajan
jeene ki nahin koyi aas sajan
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
dil bhar bhar aaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi

kuchh apna pataa diyaa na mujhe ae ae
kuchh apna pataa diyaa na mujhe ae ae
kabhi bhool ke yaad kiyaa na mujhe ae ae
kabhi bhool ke yaad kiyaa na mujhe ae ae
kaise dil ko samjhaaun main
kab tak yoon ashk bahaaun main
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
dil bhar bhar aaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi ee
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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:

4348 Post No. : 15661

We remember Nightingale of Punjab on her remembrance day today.

Surinder Kaur (25 November 1929 – 14 June 2006) was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri in 2006. She was the recipient of numerous other awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and also a doctorate degree by Guru Nanak Dev University. Much of her life details can be easily found on her wiki page and many other articles and interviews on the net.

Her popularity of course stems from the fact that she pioneered and popularised folk songs of Punjab to the rest of the world. However, readers are well aware that she had a very short but memorable stint in HFM in the late forties. She gave playback to 57 songs in 21 films during the golden era and many of her songs are remembered and played to this day.

She has been one of my favourite singers for as long as I can remember and there is some aspect of her voice which attracts listeners. One is bound to be spellbound and even enter some sort of a trance on hearing her voice.  Very few singers of the golden era had such combination of rustic and melodious voice. Her full-throated contemporaries being the big three of Noor Jahan, Suraiya and the versatile Shamshad Begum, it’s easy to get confused when Surinder Kaur sang especially with Shamshad Begum.

I am aware of her immense popularity in Punjab and Haryana where she is nothing less than a legend, but we shall restrict ourselves to her Hindi songs in this post. This post has taken an inordinate time for self to complete. I must admit that the delay has been by several years rather than months. A few years back one of my good friends who hails from Hisar in Haryana was on his way home from Mumbai where we were working together. He asked me if there was anything that he should bring back to me. I told him I wanted a booklet on Surinder Kaur’s Hindi songs. He had a bizarre look at me and asked; Anything else? The unanswered reply being that it would be very difficult to trace such a thing.  Well, crazy music enthusiasts have crazy requirements.

It’s not that I have taken several years only to compile these 57 songs in the form of a table. This work started several years back and due to lack of proper commitment and other priorities, the post continued to be put off several times. This year, I resolved to complete the work and am excited to bring out the compilation.

In this post an effort has been made to put together all her songs sung for Hindi movies. A compilation of all her Hindi songs has been made in a tabular column. Before we proceed to the total list, here is the table of the number of songs she sung under different composers. Since the tables are self-explanatory, not much detailing is further provided.

Composers No. of Songs
Gyan Dutt 15
A R Qureshi 7
Hansraj Behl 7
Ghulam Haider 5
Husnlal Bhagatram 5
Khurshid Anwar 4
Naashad 5
Others 9
TOTAL 57

An interesting table of her songs with different singers follows.

Singers No. of Songs
Solo 30
Mohd. Rafi 5
Mukesh 5
Ram Kamlani 2
Talat Mehmood 1
Raja Gul 1
Other female singers and chorus 13
TOTAL 57

As can be seen above, more than half of her 57 songs were sung as solo numbers while Rafi saab and Mukesh sang a maximum of 5 each with her. Many of these songs will be discussed later.

Coming to the distribution of the number of songs that she sang in each year of her short stay in Bombay, following is the table. As is evident, more than 90% of her Hindi songs were sung only in 3 years of 1948-50.

Year Number of Songs Number of Films
1947 1 1
1948 20 6
1949 17 6
1950 15 4
1951 3 3
1952 1 1
TOTAL 57 21

I have not made a table of her songs under different lyricists, but from the detailed table below it is quite evident that DN Madhok wrote the maximum of 27 out of her 57 songs.

43 of the 57 songs have been already represented on the blog and hardly 14 remain.

Starting with Ghulam Haider who introduced many such wonderful artists to HFM, Surinder Kaur sang her first song, a duet with actress-singer Munawar Sultana in the film ‘Mehndi’ in 1947. What followed was what made Surinder Kaur Surinder Kaur in HFM.

Three priceless solo gems in the film ‘Shaheed’ 1948 that made her voice a craze all over India. These songs can be heard on repetition any given day. Song No 02 remains in active memory of many music lovers and I suppose this is one song which many associate with her.

‘Pyar Ki Jeet’ (1948) is basically remembered for its Suraiya songs, but Surinder Kaur stood her ground with her solitary solo and the two triad songs. Apparently, the solo is so very similar to the songs that she sang in ‘Shaheed’ even though the composers were different. The solo at 06 is sung under much gusto and one can only admire the rendition skills of Surinder Kaur.

‘Nao’ (1948), composed by Gyan Dutt has some wonderful songs. “Ek Nazar Wo Yaad Hai Unki” is a masterpiece, which continues to linger in the mind long after being heard. I happened to hear this song only a few years back and have been absolutely smitten to it ever since. More the song plays forward, more the mind loiters behind to absorb and ponder the depth of the voice and the words being rendered.  It is from this film that I take up today’s solo for representing in this post.

Gyan Dutt who has the highest songs rendered by her for any composer continues in 1948 with ‘Lal Dupatta’. It would have been interesting to know if he would have continued with her voice had she continued to sing in HFM. Readers may be well aware that Lata Mangeshkar has a solitary solo for Gyan Dutt.

The years of 1949 and 50 were important for she sang almost all her duets with male singers in these two years. With Mukesh she sang all her 5 duets in only two films of 1949 viz. ‘Dada’ and ‘Sunehre Din’.

For very obvious reasons, these remain my personal favourites especially “Tera Kisi Se Pyar Tha“. In “Dil Do Naino Mein Kho Gaya,” it’s interesting to hear how the two singers sing in quick succession their respective lines.

Rafi saab had one duet in 1949 and the remaining 4 in the next year. My personal favourite is the one from Sabak, “Keh Do Hamen Na Bekarar Kare” which is played quite often on SLBC to this day.

Her final two years of stay in Mumbai had other composers like SD Burman and Anil Biswas try her voice under their compositions. But then, health concerns in coastal Mumbai being the reason, Surinder Kaur shifted her base to Punjab where she became a phenomena in folk songs singing.

In this post, I am afraid I have not done enough justice to the appreciation and admiration of the voice and the popularity of her songs. However, my main intention was to club all her songs in a table so that it is easy for other knowledgeable contributors to cover her balance songs to be posted on the blog.

I have relied on a couple of biographical posts on Surinder Kaur by our Sudhir ji, valuable comments by Nitin ji, cineplot blog, the highly reliable HFGK and my notes. I express my sincere gratitude to all these sources. There were a few clarifications and attributions of songs to various singers. Again, Sudhir ji took the initiative of contacting his reliable sources and helped me at arriving to the correct compilation. I further requested him to help me with the lyrics of today’s post. I express my gratitude to Sudhir ji for all the help rendered.

Yes, Surinder Kaur sang a handful of only 57 songs in the golden era, but as they say the blessings are always to be counted. We, music lovers, are fortunate to listen to her having sung some exceptionally great songs in a voice that was a class apart and on a different level altogether.

Her name will undoubtedly and forever be etched in golden letters in the annals of Hindi Film Music.

Song – Ab Tere Bin Mera Nahin Thikaana  (Naao) (1948) Singer – Surinder Kaur, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – Gyan Dutt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana
o o o pardesia
ye bhool na jaana
o o o pardesia
ye bhool na jaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

main ne suna hai
log rog laga ke pyaar ka dukh paate hain
main ne suna hai
log rog laga ke pyaar ka dukh paate hain
yahi baaten
gham se bhari raaten
dil ko samjhaate hain
yahi baaten
gham se bhari raaten
dil ko samjhaate hain
o o o dil phir se hua begaana
o o o dil phir se hua begaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

dekho dekho ji
neha laga ke daga na dena
hamaari haaye na lena
dekho dekho ji
neha laga ke daga na dena
hamaari haaye na lena
mera nanha naazuk dil roye
dukhi hoye
dekha jaaye mo se na
mera nanha naazuk dil roye
dukhi hoye
dekha jaaye mo se na
o o o dar laage bura zamaana
o o o dar laage bura zamaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना
ओ ओ ओ परदेसिया
ये भूल ना जाना
ओ ओ ओ परदेसिया
ये भूल ना जाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

मैंने सुना है
लोग रोग लगा के प्यार का
दुख पाते हैं
मैंने सुना है
लोग रोग लगा के प्यार का
दुख पाते हैं
यही बातें
ग़म से भरी रातें
दिल को समझाते हैं
यही बातें
ग़म से भरी रातें
दिल को समझाते हैं
ओ ओ ओ दिल फिर से हुआ बेगाना
ओ ओ ओ दिल फिर से हुआ बेगाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

देखो देखो जी
नेहा लगा के दगा ना देना
हमारी हाय ना लेना
देखो देखो जी
नेहा लगा के दगा ना देना
हमारी हाय ना लेना
मेरा नन्हा नाजुक दिल रोये
दुखी होइए
देखा जाये मो से ना
मेरा नन्हा नाजुक दिल रोये
दुखी होइए
देखा जाये मो से ना
ओ ओ ओ डर लागे बुरा ज़माना
ओ ओ ओ डर लागे बुरा ज़माना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

 


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 :

4345 Post No. : 15653

Saga Of Sleepless Nights – 8
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aa jaao tadapte hain armaan
ab raat guzarne waali hai. . .

Good morning. It is 8 am, on Wednesday, the 10th June, 2020. We are onto the 162nd day of the year, and running through the 24th week. It is the 5th day (panchmi) of the waning moon cycle (krishna paksh) of the month of Aashaad. As per the Hijri calendar, today is the 17th day of the month of Shawwal.

The other important associations of today’s date are – it is the International Iced Tea Day – be sure to have a frosty glass of iced tea today. Today also is the International Ball Pen Day. This day in 1943, the first patent was issued in the US, for what would and has become the most popular writing instrument across the globe.

Notable Indian cinema association for today – it is the remembrance day of character actor and villain – Jeevan.
And the upcoming notable anniversaries are  – actress Shyama on 12th June and songwriter Prem Dhawan on the 13th June.

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This song is another one in the series of the sleepless nights saga.

aa jaao tadapte hain armaan
ab raat guzarne waali hai. . .

The song is from the 1954 film ‘Danka’. The film is a stunt cum costume drama which is produced under the banner of Goodwill Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by JP Advani. The cast of actors is listed as Nimmi, Amarnath, Mohna, Sundar, Heera Lal, Neelam, Shivraj, Uma Devi, Roop Kumar, and Om Prakash etc.

The film has eleven songs listed in the Geet Kosh. The songs are written by three lyricists – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Nazim Panipati and Arshi Ajmeri. This song is from the pen of Jaan Nisar Akhtar. The music for this film is composed by Aziz Hindi. The singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar. Viewing the list actors, it seems most likely that this song would have been picturized on Nimmi.

The song is an expression of sadness, expressed by the lady, as she is calling out to her beloved, telling him about the ambiance of the lovely albeit a lonely night that she is experiencing without him. The moon, the stars, the clear skies of a calm and sad night, all are waiting with her, giving her company in this loneliness. The emotions of longing and eagerness to be with him are making this forlorn night a difficult time to pass. The mighty splendors of love turn into a sigh of melancholy in the lonely nights of separation, as the heart and the arms ache to be with the beloved. And when that happens, the mind of the poet will express itself in these beautiful verses.

This lovely song is a new discovery for me. I am hearing it for the first time, as I checked out the short list of songs that I have prepared for this series. The words, the melody, and the life infused in them through of the singing voice of Lata – all come together to create this lovely song of wait and longing.

Listen and enjoy this obscure melody from the golden era of Hindi film music.

Ed note:- With this song, Jaan Nisaar Akhtar completes 200 songs as a lyricist in the blog.

 

Song – Ye Sitaare Ye Chaand, Ye Raatein Jawaan  (Danka) (1954) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – Aziz Hindi

Lyrics

ye sitaare ye chaand
ye raaten jawaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

bheegi raaten ye taaron bhara aasmaan
aa ja varna guzar jaayega ye sama
bheegi raaten ye taaron bhara aasmaan
aa ja varna guzar jaayega ye sama
tere bin soone soone hain donon jahaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

kab se aankhen hain bekhwaab tere liye
tere liye
kab se aankhen hain bekhwaab tere liye
tere liye
har tamanna hai betaab tere liye
haaye tere liye
main hoon aur gham ki khaamosh tanhaaiyan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

chhut na jaaye ummeedon ka daaman kahin
lut na jaaye tamanna ka gulshan kahin
chhut na jaaye ummeedon ka daaman kahin
lut na jaaye tamanna ka gulshan kahin
reh na jaaye adhoori meri daastan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

ye sitaare ye chaand
ye raaten jawaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये सितारे ये चाँद
ये रातें जवां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

भीगी रातें ये तारों भरा आसमां
आजा वरना गुज़र जाएगा ये समा
भीगी रातें ये तारों भरा आसमां
आजा वरना गुज़र जाएगा ये समा
तेरे बिन सूने सूने हैं दोनों जहां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

कब से आँखें हैं बेख़्वाब तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
कब से आँखें हैं बेख़्वाब तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
हर तमन्ना है बेताब तेरे लिए
हाय तेरे लिए
मैं हूँ और ग़म की खामोश तनहाईयां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

छुट ना जाये उम्मीदों का दामन कहीं
लुट ना जाये तमन्ना का गुलशन कहीं
छुट ना जाये उम्मीदों का दामन कहीं
लुट ना जाये तमन्ना का गुलशन कहीं
रह ना जाये अधूरी मेरी दास्तान
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

ये सितारे ये चाँद
ये रातें जवां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद


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Blog Day:

4324 Post No. : 15614

“Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh”(1960) was directed by Ramesh Tiwari for N C Films, Bombay. This “Social” movie had Bharat Bhushan, Anita Guha, Jeewan, Tiwari, Prem Chopra (debut), Krishnakumari, Bela, Kammo, Helen, Naaz, Mishra, Anwari Bai, Narbada Shankar, Rajinder Kathana, Ratan Gaurang, Nemo, Prakash, Robert etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Today (20 may 2020) is the remembrance day of Hansraj Behl (19 November 1916 – 20 May 1984). As a tribute to him, here is another song from “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh”(1960). This song is sung by Rafi and Shamshad Begam. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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

It is a very old and conservative kind of romantic song where the two spouses want to be together but they need to make sure that other family members do not take notice.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link (missing last stanza)

Audio link (Missing first stanza but containing an additional stanza at the end)

Song-Raat kaali jugnu chamke (Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

raat kaali
jugnu chamken
ullu bolen
jheengar gaayen
mendhak dete taal
aayi na aa
aayi na aa
aayi na chham chham waali sajaniya aa
aa bhi jaa
aa bhi jaa
sajaniya aa
aa bhi jaa
aa bhi jaa
sajaniya aa
aa bhi jaa
aa bhi jaa
sajaniya
aa bhi jaa
aa bhi jaa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
sajaniya aa
aa bhi ja
aa bhi ja

kya karoon main
hai laachaari
aadhi soyi aadhi jaagi
boodhhi saas maa aachha
kaise aaun
kaise aaun
kaise aaun
main raja sajanwa
ye bata ye bata
sajanwa
ye bata ye bata
sajanwa
ye bata ye bata
aa aa aa aa
ye bata ye bata aa aa aa aaaachh
ye bata ye bata
sajanwa ye bata ye bata

jinko milna ho
kami hai kya ji unke waaste ae
dhoondh lete hain milan ke
wo to laakhon raaste ae
raaste
teri khaatir bana main jogi
ab to na tarsa
aa bhi ja aa
aa bhi ja aa
aaja o matwaali sajaniya
aa bhi ja aa bhi ja
sajaniya
aa bhi ja aa bhi ja
sajaniya
aa bhi ja aa bhi ja
sajaniya
aa bhi ja aa bhi ja
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
sajaniya aa bhi ja aa bhi ja

dil kahey ke
chal tu aagey
mann kahey chal peechhey
kadam kadam pe
laaj ka pehraa
daaman mera kheenchey
(haachooo)

chhod de tu duniyaadaari
bann jaa jogan hamaari
aa bhi jaa aa aa
aa bhi jaa aa aa
sunn bade gharwaali
sajaniyaa aa bhi jaa aa bhi jaa
sajaniyaa aa bhi jaa aa bhi jaa
sajan main aa gayi aa gayi
sajan main aa gayi aa gayi
sajan main aa gayi aa gayi
(aachoo)


What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TWELVE years. This blog has over 16000 song posts by now.

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

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Total number of songs posts discussed

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Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1232
Total Number of movies covered =4388

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