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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXXII: Year 1978
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1978.

In 1978, 115 Hindi movies containing 558 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 46 of these movies and she sang 90 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 40 % of the movies released in 1978. Her voice was heard in 16.1 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1978.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1978 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aahuti Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 1 0 1 Anand Bakshi
2 Aakhiri Daaku Kalyanji Anandji 0 2 2 0 0 0 Anjaan
3 Anjaam Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Nandi Khanna
4 Anjaane Mein Kalyanji Anandji 0 2 2 0 0 0 Gulshan Baawra
5 Azaad R D Burman 1 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
6 Badalte Rishtey Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
7 Besharam Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Yogesh
8 Bhola Bhaala R D Burman 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
9 Daakoo Aur Jawaan Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 0 0 1 0 Anand Bakshi
10 Des Pardes Rajesh Roshan 2 2 1 1 0 0 Amit Khanna
11 Devtaa R D Burman 3 3 1 2 0 0 Gulzar
12 Dil Aur Deewaar Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 0 1 1 0 Anand Bakshi
13 Dillagi Rajesh Roshan 3 3 2 1 0 0 Yogesh
14 Dil Se Mile Dil Bappi Lahiri 0 1 1 0 0 0 Amit Khanna
15 Do Musaafir Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 0 1 0 0 M G Hashmat
16 Don Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
17 Do Shikaari Chitragupta 0 1 1 0 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar
18 Ganga Ki Saugandh Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 2 0 0 0 Anjaan
19 Ghar R D Burman 4 4 2 2 0 0 Gulzar
20 Heeralal Pannalal R D Burman 1 1 0 0 0 1 Majrooh Sultanpuri
21 Karmyogi Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Verma Malik
22 Kasme Vaade R D Burman 0 1 0 1 0 0 Gulshan Baawra
23 Khoon Ki Pukaar Bappi Lahiri 1 5 3 2 0 0 Gauhar Kanpuri (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
24 Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 0 1 0 Anand Bakshi
25 Mehfil Shankar Jaikishan 0 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
26 Mera Rakshak Ravindra Jain 1 3 1 2 0 0 Ravindra Jain
27 Muqaddar Ka Sikandar Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 1 1 0 1 Anjaan (2) Prakash Mehra (1)
28 Naalaayak Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Verma Malik
29 Nasbandi Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
30 Naukri R D Burman 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
31 Phaandebaaz R D Burman 1 2 0 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
32 Phaansi Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
33 Phool Khile Hai Gulshan Gulshan Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 1 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
34 Prem Bandhan Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 2 0 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
35 Qaanoon Ka Shikaar Meena Mangeshkar 0 1 1 0 0 0 Yogesh
36 Raam Kasam Sonik Omi 1 1 0 1 0 0 Verma Malik
37 Saawan Ke Geet Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
38 Satyam Shivam Sundaram Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 4 3 0 1 Pt Narendra Sharma (4) Anand Bakshi (1) Vithhal Bahi Patel (1) Unknown (1)
39 Shalimar R D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
40 Swarg Narak Rajesh Roshan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
41 Toote Khilaune Bappi Lahiri 1 1 1 0 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
42 Trishna Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anjaan
43 Trishul Khayyam 6 6 1 4 0 1 Sahir Ludhianvi
44 Tumhaare Liye Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Naqsh Llayalpuri
45 Tumhaari Kasam Rajesh Roshan 1 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
46 Vishwanath Rajesh Roshan 2 3 2 1 0 0 Vitthal Bhai Patel (1) M G Hashmat (1) Anjaan (1)
Total 46 movies 12 MDs 58 90 48 34 3 5 22 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 12 music directors and 22 lyricists in these 46 movies released in 1978. This year, Laxmikant Pyarelal the most prolific music directors with Lata, had composed 484 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1978. Shankar Jaikishan with 449 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. Kalyanji Anandji with 292 songs and C Ramchandra with 274 songs ere the next most prolific. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), R D Burman (195), Madan Mohan (193), S D Burman (179), Roshan (144), Naushad (136), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Vasant Desai (104) and Salil Chaudhary (104). Together these fifteen music directors composed 3148 songs out of 4275 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1978. The top nine lyricists till end of 1978 for Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (552),Anand Bakshi (466), Shailendra (361), Majrooh Sultanpuri (353), Hasrat Jaipuri (297), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (191), Shakeel Badayuni (189), and Sahir Ludhianvi (147). These nine lyricists had penned 2724 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar collaborated with music director Meena Mangeshkar for the first time in movies of this year. Lyricists Nandi Khanna and Prakash Mehra got to collaborate with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in movies released this year.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1978 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 118 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 103 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 122 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 83 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 104 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 92 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 83 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 77 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 86 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 105 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 96 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 92 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 69 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 60 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 57 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 44 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 58 90 48 34 3 5
Total upto 1978 1406 movies 3437 4275 2916 1096 194 87

It can be seen from the table of 1978 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 90 songs in 46 movies released in 1978.

58 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1978 have been covered in the blog. That leaves us with 32 songs from movies of 1978 that are yet to be covered.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 25 movies of 1978 are already covered in the blog. So 32 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 21 movies of 1978 are still available to be discussed.

Alphabetically “Aakhiri Daaku”(1978) is the first movie of 1977 that offers us Lata Mangeshkar songs to cover in the blog.

“Aakhiri Daaku”(1978) was produced by Shanti Sagar and directed by Prakash Mehra for Art Makers, Bombay. The movie had Vinod Khanna (in and as Aakhiri Daaku),
Randhir Kapoor, Rekha, Reena Roy, Achla Peters aka Achla Sachdev, Ranjeet, Jai raj, Sujit Kumar, Helen, Ram Mohan, Ram Sethi, Mumtaz Begum, Pankaj, Agha, Birbal, Bhushan Tiwari, Goga Kapoor, Mohan Sherry, Braham Bhardwaj, C.L.Kavish, Viraj, Dham Mota, Master Sajid, V.Gopal, Dulari, Randhir etc in it.
Friendly appearances:Keshto Mukherjee and Paintal ere in friendly appearances and Padmini Kapila had made a guest apearance.in the movie.

The movie had four songs in it. Two of these four songs are sung by Lata Mangeshkar. None of these songs have been covered so far.

Here is a Lata Mangeshkar solo song from “Aakhiri Daaku”(1978). The song is penned by Anjaan. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a bidaai song playing in the background, where the bride is missing her brother. The song picturisation shows Padmini Kapila (playing the bride), Achala Sachdeva (mother of bride), Vinod Khanna, Agha, Rekha, Randhir Kapoor,Pankaj, Ram Mohan etc.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio (Partial)

Video (Full)


Song-Maiyya mere bhaiyya na aaye re (Aakhiri Daaku)(1978) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

dwaarey sajee
baaraat to
angnaa roney ae lagee shehnaayi rey
aayee vidaayi to
behana se
rooth gayaa aaa kyun bhai rey ae

maiyyaa mere
bhaiyyaa na aaye ae ree ee ee
kaahey mere bhaiyya na aaye ae ree ee
ke bhaiyyaa binaa aaa aaa aaa
ke bhaiyya binaa
maiyya meri doli eee
kaun uthhaaye ae ae ree ee ee
maiyya mere bhaiyya na aaye ae ree ee ee

aisey vidaa ho behnaa na koyi
doob gayaa dil
aankh yoon royee
bhulaa ke aisey ae ae ae
bhulaa ke aisey behnaa ko bhai ee
kaahey rulaaye ae ae ree ee
maiyyaa mere
bhaiyya na aaye ae ree

khoyaa kahaan maa
deepak woh teraa
khoyaa kahaan maa
deepak woh teraa
jis ke binaa ghar
angnaa aa andheraa
andhere tere ae ae ae
andhere tere
angnaa mein deepak
kaun jalaaye ae ae ree ee
maiyyaa mere
bhaiyyaa na aaye ae ree eee
ke bhaiyyaa binaa aaa aaa aa
ke bhaiyya binaa
maiyya meri doli eee
kaun uthhaaye ae ae ree ee eee
maiyya mere
bhaiyya na aaye ae ree ee ee


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4645 Post No. : 16307

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 130 # Aayegi zaroor chithhi mere naam ki #
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Today’s song is from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Dulhan’. ‘Dulhan-1974’ is one of those movies which had made its debut in the initial months of this blog, on 02.11.2008 with its song ‘jaane chaman jaane bahaar’. But since then, this movie is waiting to see its second song on the blog. Today after ‘twelve years, five months, and three days (or 4537 days), we are going to listen to the second song from this movie.

I remember the today’s song was frequently heard on radio and loud-speakers in those days i.e., my childhood days 😊. And maybe then I was not aware which movie it was from. But I vaguely remember that I never liked this song then and in fact it was irritating for me whenever it was played on radio or around. However, I think that this song must be the most popular song from this movie. And I was thus surprised to note that this has not been posted on the blog until now.

The other song I am familiar from this movie is ‘Govinda aa Gopaalaa aa, mere rote nainaa poochhen’ which was also frequently played then. And in comparison, to the above two songs, the song jaane chaman jaane bahaar from ‘Dulhan-1974’ is a song I am less familiar with.

‘Dulhan-1974’ was directed by C.V. Rajendran for ‘Sujata International, Madras’. It had Ashok Kumar, Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Jamuna, Mehmood (in special appearance), Nazir Hussain, David, Agha, Paintal, Manorama, Mukesh, Vijay Kumar, Prem Kumar, Raghav, Bhagwan, Baby Doll, Leela, Munni, Asha, Shammi and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.10.1974.

This movie had five sound tracks including its ‘title-music’ as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). HFGK also mentions that one song from this movie i.e., ‘main teri dulhan tu dulha piyaa’ is given in two-parts on the LP record of this movie.

Anand Bakshi was the lyricist for this movie who had written all the songs for this movie. Music for this movie was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie ‘Dulhan-1974’ had the following songs;

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Aayegi zaroor chithhi mere naam ki Lata Mangeshkar Being discussed today
02 Jaane chaman jaane bahaar Kishore Kumar 02.11.2008
03 Main dulhan teri tu dulha piya Lata Mangeshkar
04 Jai Hari Govind… Govinda Gopaala Lata Mangeshkar,Chorus
05 Title music

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I have not watched this movie, so I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us listen to the today’s song now.

This song is lip synced on screen by Hema Malini while Jeetendra is also present there.
In the second part the mukhda of this song plays in the background and Ashok Kumar, Hema Malini, Nazir Hussain and many others are also seen in the picturization.

Video (Part I)

Video (Part II)

Audio

Song-Aayegi zaroor chithhi tere naam ki sab dekhna (Dulhan)(1974) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o
o o o o o o
o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekhna aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekhna aa
haal mere dil ka ho logon
tab dekhna aa aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekhna aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekhna aa

phir pardesi yaad
aane lagaa hai
phir pardesi yaad
aane lagaa hai
palkon pe gham ka baadal
chhaane lagaa hai
chhaane lagaa hai ae ae ae
o o
baras padenge aansoo
ab dekhna aa aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekhna aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekhna aa

karo aitbaar meraa
baat nahin jhoothhi ee
karo aitbaar meraa
baat nahin jhoothhi ee
tootaa hai dil meraa
aas nahin tooti
aas nahin tooti ee ee ee
ho o
maanega mera roothha
rab dekhna aa aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekhna aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki
sab dekhna aa

sab ko sunaaungi main
jab ye khabariyaa
sab ko sunaaungi main
jab ye khabariyaa
laaj ke maare jhuk
jaayegi najariyaa
jaayegi najariyaa aa aa aa aa
ho o
kaanp uthhenge mere ae
lab dekhna aa aa aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekh ……….

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(part-2)
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aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki
sab dekhna aa
haal mere dil ka ho logon
tab dekhna aa aa
aayegi zaroor chithhi
mere naam ki ee
sab dekhna aa

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o o
o o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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4538 Post No. : 16106

“Girls’ Hostel”(1962) was produced by Babu Bhai Desai and Ravindra Dave and directed by Ravindra Dave. The movie had Nalini Jaywant, Ajit, Johny Walker, Shamlal, Chand Burque, Cuckoo, Kanchan, Madhu, Nagpal, Nasreen, Radha Bai, Triza, Ulfat, Tina etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these songs:-

Blog post number Song Date posted Remarks
2943 Suljhaao na uljhi zulfon ko 10 September 2010 Mukesh-Asha Bhonsle duet
3319 Ye haseen raat ye bahaar ye samaan 10 December 2010 Asha Bhonsle-Rafi duet
6914 Bartan kalai karaa lo 29 October 2012 Rafi solo
11735 Idhar bhi haseena udhar bhi haseena 4 January 2016 Rafi solo
15878 Main akeli mere dildaar bahot 10 September 2020 Asha Bhonsle solo

Here is the sixth and final song from “Girls’ Hostel”(1962). It is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Lyricist is not known. Music is composed by Ravi.

Only the audio of the song is available. Asha Bhonsle is the lone female singer in this movie. So she could well have sung for the leading lady who, going by the starcast, appears to be Nalini Jaiwant. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the six songs of “Girls’ Hostel”(1962) are covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Meri zindagi ke sahaare (Girls’ Hostel)(1962) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
khayaalon mein tu hai
nigaahon mein tu hai
tujhe dhoondhte hain nazaare ae ae ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae

kitney ujaaley
kitney andherey
beet gaye hain aas lagaaye
kitney ujaaley
kitney andherey
beet gaye hain aen aas lagaaye
ik naiyya saahil ko dhoondhey
ik raahi manzil ko bulaaye
ik raahi manzil ko bulaaye
milte nahin hain sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey

ye jeena bhi kya jeena hai
ek adhooraa sapna jaisey ae
ye jeena bhi kya jeena hai
ek adhooraa sapna jaisey
tere bina ye sooney ae sooney
subah-o-shaam guzaaroon kaisey
subah-o-shaam guzaaroon kaisey
tadpoon muhabbat ke maarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae


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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


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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)
———————————————

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


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 16300 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

16358

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1260
Total Number of movies covered =4440

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