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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 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 : 3719 Post No. : 14653

When ‘Bawarchi ‘ was released in 1972, I had seen it on the big screen in the theatre with family. In this film, Hrishikesh Mukherji has woven a remarkable story of a joint family and their interesting interactions. The head of the family (a widower), his three sons, two daughters in law, third son still a bachelor, and three children. The roles of the two daughters in law were played by Durga Khote and Usha Kiran. Being quite un-exposed to cinema otherwise (it was school years for me) I was quite unfamiliar with these two ladies when I saw this film for the first time.

I was later to recall these two senior actresses, when I would get to see their earlier, older films. The first such re-introduction was when I saw ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960) on TV for the first time. Then I came to recognize Durga Khote in her role as Jodha Bai, and connected her with her role in ‘Baawarchi’. The two films had a difference of 12 years, and decidedly, she is looking much younger and sweeter in her role as Badi Maa in ‘Baawarchi’, compared to her royal appearance as the empress of India and wife of Emperor Akbar. One scene (from ‘Baawarchi’) that really amazed me and mesmerized me, is the family song situation from an early morning impromptu get together of the family members – “Bhor Aayee Gaya Andhiyaara”. During the course of this song, the two supposedly middle aged daughters in law perform the rapid pace thaap steps dance to the rapid taal – “dhiga tum naa naa naa naa naa” being rendered by the family help Raghu (role played by Rajesh Khanna). It was a real wonder to see the two ladies perform that sequence. A quick check reminded me that Durga Khote was, goodness, 67 years of age, when she performed in ‘Bawarchi’.

Remembering Durga Khote on the anniversary of her passing away (22nd September).

The first and the top most lady luminary of the Hindi cinema, Durga Khote was born on 14th January, 1905, in a well­ known family of Bombay. The family hailed from Goa and spoke Konkani at home. Her mother’s name was Manjulabai. Her father, Pandurang Shamrao Laud, was a famous lawyer and her brother was also a well known barrister. The young Vita Laud (her maiden before marriage) was educated, like her siblings, at Cathedral High School and St. Xavier’s College from where she did her B.A. While still in college, she was married into the Khote family, graduated and settled down with her husband. By the age of 26, she was a widowed mother of two sons – Bakul and Harin.

Into this scenario, and a life of a very traditional family, plopped in something utterly new – the world of cinema. Durga Khote wanted to work to support her children. In doing so, she became a pioneer of sorts. It was a time when the film industry was regarded as the preserve of the base and the bawdy. Also, most of the female characters were played by men at the time.

It all came about through her sister Shalini, also married and having amongst her circle of friends, a gentleman by the name JBH Wadia. At the time JBH was working with Mohan Bhavnani as the latter’s assistant. The talkies had just made their appearance on the silver screen. Bhavnani who had just made a picture, wanted to give it the box office appeal of a “talkie” ending. The picture starred Mrs. Bhavnani and her husband was  looking out for a girl who would feature with his wife in the climax scenes of the film. Approached by JBH, Shalini refused. But knowing Durga as a person who would try anything once, she recommended her. Durga was ready to have a go at the part, accepted the role and went off to the studios the same day. Mr. Bhavnani’s heterogeneous production was soon completed, printed and made ready for release.

The film flopped. And for the beautiful young housewife and mother there followed a period of embarrassment at being connected with a filmy disaster. The film was ‘Farebi Jaal’ (also titled as ‘Trapped’ in English). “That is just how I felt when I saw it. It was a terrible film,” Durga Khote recalls in an earlier interview. She goes on to say that, “. . . my position was more than awkward. I had suddenly achieved a fair measure of notoriety. I just couldn’t walk around in Girgaum without people pointing at me.”

Looking back on it she laughed at the by-gone crisis. Through all this turmoil and unease there was one solid consolation: both the Laud and the Khote families were far too intelligent and sophisticated to be worried by the affair. On the contrary “My families stood up for me” declared Durga Khote with a proud smile of affection.

Amongst those who saw the film ‘Trapped’, was the then up and coming producer and director V Shantaram. After seeing her performance, he offered her the female lead role of Taramati in the bilingual film ‘Ayodhyache Raaja’ – ‘Ayodhya Ka Raja’ (1932). Durga Khote saw in it an opportunity to vindicate herself. Once again encouraged by the families, she accepted the role and played it beautifully. The film was not only good but a big hit, in both the Hindi and Marathi versions.

V Shantaram simultaneously cast her also in ‘Maya Machhindra’ (again 1932). This was a also a smash hit. These two top successful films established her straight off as a top star. Following came a number of films that won her acclaim from the public and from the film industry. After the two fabulous successes in 1932, what followed is no less dazzling a repertoire of well known films and famous roles.

In 1933, she appeared opposite to Prithviraj Kapoor in the New Theatres Production from Calcutta – ‘Raajrani Meera’. This year also saw her play the lead role opposite to a very young and handsome new entrant into the industry – P Jairaj, in the film ‘Patit Paavan’ (Pratima Phototone, Bombay).

1934, and she is paired opposite to Prithviraj once again in ‘Seeta’, from East India Film Company in Calcutta.

1935, another production from New Theatres – ‘After The Earthquake’, as the female lead opposite to Syed Mohammed Nawab. And once again, paired with Jairaj in ‘Jeevan Natak’ – a Debaki Bose Production in Bombay.

In 1936 came one of her many superlative roles on the screen – ‘Amar Jyoti’ from the production house of Prabhat, with co stars Chandramohan, Vasanti and B Nandrekar.

She played the lead role in ‘Pratibha’ in 1937, opposite to Master Shyam; film by Shalini Cinetone.

1938, and she appeared in two films – ‘Nand Kumar’ (Jaishree Films), working with Govindrao Tembe and ‘Saathi’ from Natraj Films, paired with Mubarak – another popular hero of that era.

1939 saw her appearing with Prithviraj once again in the Ranjeet Studios production – ‘Adhoori Kahaani’.

In 1940 it is Chandramohan and the film is ‘Geeta’ from Circo Productions. Also in 1940 came the famous and popular hit film, ‘Narsi Bhagat’ working with Vishnupant Pagnis.

1941 and it is ‘Charnon Ki Daasi’ from Atre Pictures, paired with Gajanan Jagirdar.

In 1942, she appeared in 2 films, ‘Bharat Milap’ of Prakash Pictures, with co stars Prem Adeeb, Shahu Modak and Shobhana Samarth; and in ‘Vijay’ from National Studios, opposite to Harish.

1943 turned out to be a blockbuster year for her, appearing in the lead role in six films. She was seen in ‘Qurbani’ opposite to Ishwar Lal, ‘Mahasati Anusuya’ with Shahu Modak, E Billimoria and Shobhana Samarth; ‘Mahatama Vidur’ with Vishnupant Pagnis; ‘Tasveer’ – paired with the young newcomer Motilal; and ‘Zameen’, paired with Biswas. The listing for 1943 is complete only when we talk about the mega film from Minerva Movietone – ‘Prithvi Vallabh’ in which she is paired with Sohrab Modi.

In 1944, it is ‘Maharathi Karn’ paired with Prithviraj Kapoor once again, and ‘Dil Ki Baat’ a romantic social, working opposite to Ishwar Lal.

In 1945, it is ‘Lakahrani’ from Prabhat, working opposite to Sapru; ‘Panna Dai’ working with Chandramohan and Mubarak; and ‘Veer Kunal’ with Mubarak, Kishore Sahu and Shobhana Samarth.

In 1945, we also see a major qualitative shift in her career. She stepped away from lead roles and very gracefully migrated towards support roles as a character artist. ‘Village Girl’ was probably the first such film, in which she does not play the lead role. But her films and her roles continue to be significant and powerful.  She had already stated to play non-romantic lead roles in films like ‘Charnon Ki Daasi’ (1941) and ‘Bharat Milap’ (1942). Her filmography beyond 1945 speaks volumes of her prowess as an actress, and her ability to command the scenes, and the films. Moving to character roles, her assignments continue to increase, and she continued to be a busy and an in demand artist for another almost four decades. During her career, she has appeared in more than 200 films.

A special mentions needs to be made of the 1953 film ‘Chacha Chaudhry’ – a comedienne performance which took the industry and the public by storm. The brilliant timing of her expression, gestures, movement and dialogue combined to make that role such a scintillating comedy portrayal that she all but stole the picture from the consummate actor Raja Paranjpe – who doubled as director and lead player – and Dhumal. The three of them made it a slick, hilarious romp.

Durga Khote’s portrayals have been sensitive and consummate. Notable mentions must be made of some of her performances;

as Queen Kaikeyi in the 1942 film ‘Bharat Milap, jealously coveting the throne for her own son – her personification of the grasping queen made one understand if not quite condone the old king’s doting weakness;

as Shachi Devi, mother of Chaitanuya Mahaprabu in the 1953 biopic ‘Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’ – a heart-rending performance of a mother torn between her love for her son and the gratification she feels in his single-minded devotion to God, and her heartbreak for his bewildered, forsaken girl-bride, and her gradual resignation, made for a portrayal which was a gem of histrionic art;

as Jodha Bai, the empress of India, wife of Akbar – once again called upon to make a dreadful choice of loyalties, torn between the warring father and son – at first unable to invoke the blessings for her husband leaving for the battlefield, with the certainty of the fear that her son will be killed, and then when Akbar challenges her by attempting to erase the sindoor from her forehead, very sternly and studiously she performs the pooja giving the due honor to her suhaag even in the face of an eventuality of possibly losing her only child.

These and many other such power packed performances have made Durga Khote the dame thespian of the Indian cinema. She was honored with the Padam Shri award in 1968 and the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1983.

In 1950, Durga Khote naturally gravitated towards the stage and she joined the Marathi Sahitya Sangh, starting her long association with the theatre also. She kept busy acting in, producing and directing plays. She also founded Durga Khote Productions which produced short films – advertising, documentary, educational and industrial.

She continued to be active both in films and in theatre till the mid 1980s. After that, she moved into semi-retirement. She passed away this day, in 1991, in Bombay.

The film ‘Amar Jyoti’ has been acclaimed as a film much, much ahead of its time, both in terms of handling of the subject matter as well as in terms of technical finesse and special effects. The film represented India in the Venice film festival in 1937 and won praises and accolades as one of the best three films at the festival.

The film deals with the theme of suppression and negation of the role of the woman in the society, and one lady’s rebellion against it. As a subject, this was a daring endeavor by V Shantaram, given the prevalent sentiments in the society of that era. Nevertheless, this film was much acclaimed and became very popular at the box office too. Since the story revolves around pirates, scenes related to sailing ships and ships in conflict, it was a major accomplishment for the director, to be able to create the necessary environment within the studio, and film all the naval scenes using advanced special effects techniques, within the confines of the studio itself.

The film pertains to an undefined historical period. A queen (role played by Karuna Devi) and her cruel minister Durjay (role played by Chandramohan) are challenged by a woman turning a pirate and terrorizing the coastal provinces of the kingdom. This woman, Saudamini (role played by Durga Khote), has been much wronged by her husband. But when she pleads for justice from the royal court, Durjay decrees that a husband was the complete master of his wife, whom he could ill-treat, use as a chattel or dispose of as a slave. She is denied custody of her son by the queen, after she refuses to return to her matrimonial home. This greatly enrages Saudamini and drives her to revolt and seek revenge. She takes on the mantle of a male role and gets into a commanding position, as the captain of a pirate ship. She is assisted by her associate, Rekha (role played by Vasanti).

Durjay is captured and is kept as a prisoner with one of his legs cut off, to make him realize the eternally enslaved condition of women. Her next big catch is the princess Nandini (role played by Shanta Apte), the queen’s daughter. In her relationship with the princess, Saudamini plays an even bigger game by converting the princess to her creed of female emancipation, which considers love and marriage as a bondage. The princess suppresses her feelings for a shepherd boy, Sudhir (role played by B Nandrekar), whom she had met during her days in the pirate’s den. Unknown to even Saudamini, this shepherd boy is actually her own son, who was separated from her years ago.

In the continued sequence of events, Durjaya escapes with the help of Sudhir and returns to arrest Saudamini. Saudamini is captured, but the others, along with Nandini and Rekha, escape. It is finally revealed that Sudhir is Saudamini’s long-lost son. Nandini and Sudhir are married and Rekha carries forward Saudamini’s legacy.

Shantaram has used the symbol of the lamp and the flame very effectively. He deployed many other techniques that were considered path-breaking at that time. The film’s real success is in bringing out the inner conflicts of women, who may become male-like rebels, at the cost of suppressing their natural urges as wife or mother. In one of the most moving scenes in the film, we see Saudamini secretly fondling the tiny garments of her son, who has been separated from her.

In this song, we see this brief interlude, as Saudamini is remembering her child. The brief song is written by Pt Narottam Vyas, and the music is composed by Master Krishna Rao Phumblikar. The playback singing voice is that of Vasanti.

Remembering and honoring the enduring legacy of this fine actress – Durga Khote.

[Author’s Note: Acknowledgements – This article has adapted material from online sources viz., Cineplot and Wikipedia. Filmography details have been prepared using the Geet Kosh voumes 1 and 2.]

Song – Ankhiyan Ke Tum Taare Pyaare (Amar Jyoti) (1936) Singer – Vasanti, Lyrics – Pt Narottam Vyas, MD – Master Krishna Rao
Durga Khote

Lyrics

akhiyan ke tum taare pyaare
chhod mohey mat jaa re
ab mat jaa re

akhiyan ke tum taare pyaare
chhod mohey mat jaa re
ab mat jaa re

[sudhir. . .]
[main teri maa. . .]

akhiyan ke tum taare pyaare
chhod mohey mat jaa re
ab mat jaa re

aansoo nainan mein se

aansoo nainan mein se
aansoo nainan mein se
kaahu tohey pukaarun
kaahu tohey pukaarun
waaroon sukh dukh saare
waaroon sukh dukh saare
waaroon sukh dukh saare

akhiyan ke tum taare pyaare
chhod mohey mat jaa re
ab mat jaa re

[ab mat jaa re]

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————–

अखियन के तुम तारे प्यारे
छोड़ मोहे मत जा रे
अब मत जा रे

अखियन के तुम तारे प्यारे
छोड़ मोहे मत जा रे
अब मत जा रे

[सुधीर॰ ॰ ॰]
[मैं तेरी माँ॰ ॰ ॰]

अखियन के तुम तारे प्यारे
छोड़ मोहे मत जा रे
अब मत जा रे

आँसू नैनन में से

आँसू नैनन में से
आँसू नैनन में से
काहू तोहे पुकारूँ
काहू तोहे पुकारूँ
वारूँ सुख दुख सारे
वारूँ सुख दुख सारे
वारूँ सुख दुख सारे

अखियन के तुम तारे प्यारे
छोड़ मोहे मत जा रे
अब मत जा रे

[अब मत जा रे]

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Blog Day : 3658 Post No. : 14523

“Nirdosh”(1950) was directed by Najam Naqvi for Filmistan. The movie had Shyam, Rehana, Misra, Om Prakash, K. N. Singh, S. M. Abbas, Kuldip Kaur, S. L. Puri, Mukri etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Nirdosh”(1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shyam Sundar.

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


Song-Dil ke tukde tujhe seene se lagaa loon aaja (Nirdosh)(1950) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Shyam Sundar

Lyrics

dil ke tukde tujhe seene se laga loon
aaja
apni soyi hui taqdeer jaga loon
aaja
dil ke tukde

meri barbaad mohabbat ki nishaani tu hai
meri barbaad mohabbat ki nishaani tu hai
meri beeti hui khushiyon ki kahaani tu hai
dil mein rakh loon
dil mein rakh loon tujhe aankhon mein bitha loon
aaja
dil ke tukde tujhe seene se laga loon
aaja
dil ke tukde

ae meri pyaar ki tasveer meri god mein aa
ae meri pyaar ki tasveer meri god mein aa
meri hansti hui taqdeer meri god mein aa
ae mere chaand
ae mere chaand
diye dil ke jala loon
aaja
dil ke tukde tujhe seene se laga loon
aaja
dil ke tukde

maa bulaati hai
meri jaan tu aata nahin kyun
maaan bulaati hai
meri jaan tu aata nahin kyun
apni bahon ke mujhe haar pahnata nahi kyun
aag jo dil mein lagi hai wo bujha loon
aaja
dil ke tukde tujhe seene se laga loon
aaja
dil ke tukde


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Blog Day : 3647 Post No. : 14482

Lullaby was a much loved genre of songs in HFM during its golden era. Majority of lullabies are naturally sung by female singers and picturised on females playing mother to their young ones. The blog has 107 lullabies sung by 18 female singers (and a few male singers as well). Lata Mangeshkar dominates this genre. She has lent her voice in as many as 43 lullabies. Asha Bhonsle is a distant second with 13 lullabies. No other singer is in double figures and that includes legendary female singers like Khursheed Bano, Amirbai Karnataki, Rajkumari, Suraiyya, Geeta Dutt, Suman Kalyanpur etc.

Here is another lullaby song from HFM. This song is from “Aandhi Aur Toofaan”(1964).

“Aandhi Aur Toofaan”(1964) was directed by Mohammad Hussain for Kamran Films, Bombay. This “stunt” movie had Dara Singh, Mumtaz, Kamran, Jeewan, Ratanmala, Amar, Bhagwan, Anjum, Leela, Uma Dutt, Habeeb, Laxmi Chhaaya, Kamal Mohan, Munshi Munaqqa, Qamar, Fajlu, Mustafa, Khursheed, Anand, Arvind Kumar, Balram, Prem, Bihari, Moolchand, Sabir, Maula, Azam, Dawood, Ismail, Honey Irani, Saleem, Hercules etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

This lullaby song is sung by Mubarak Begam. It is the first lullaby song sung by her to appear in the blog. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Robin Bannerji.

The picturisation shows a mother singing this lullaby to her twin kids. I am unable to identify the lady. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

This movie is from 1964 and I cannot help feel that the kids seen in the picturisation must have been in the same age group as a few of our regulars including myself. 🙂


Song-Chaand gagan mein ek hai (Aandhi Aur Toofaan)(1964) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Robin Bannerji

Lyrics

chaand gagan mein ek hai
chamke do chanda se ghar mera
chaand gagan mein ek hai
chamke do chanda se ghar mera
tum hi ho mere dil ke do tukde
tum hi ho mera sahaara aa
chaand gagan mein ek hai
chamke do chanda se ghar mera

ankhiyon mein inki aa ja ri nindiya
de doongi tujhko sone ki bindiya
ankhiyon mein inki aa ja ri nindiya
de doongi tujhko sone ki bindiya
raam lakhan se koi na pyaara
laa
lalalaaa aa
lalala aahaha
chaand gagan mein ek hai
chamke do chanda se ghar mera

pyaar tumhi ho
mamta tumhi ho
mere to dil ki duniya tumhi ho
pyaar tumhi ho
mamta tumhi ho
mere to dil ki duniya tumhi ho
chamke tumhaara hardam sitaara
laa
lalalaaa
lalala aahaahaa
hmmm hmmmm hmmm
hmmm hmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmmm hmmm
hmmm hmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmmm hmmm
hmmm hmm hmmm hmmm


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 : 3624 Post No. : 14445

Greetings to dear Atul ji, and best wishes for many many happy returns of today.

The 1977 film ‘Chhaila Baabu’ is joining the ‘Yippeee Club’ of movies or ‘movies having all their songs covered’ on the blog. Indeed, a long wait for me and particularly for this song which was the first that I shared when I was still only a ‘year-old’ contributor on the blog. Other songs of this movie which I shared later were lucky and got posted before the today’s song. This song is the one which I cannot forget since my childhood, may be because this being a ‘mother-son’ song. I must be 9-10 years old when I had watched this movie with my parents in my childhood.

The part-I of this song and even the part-II is on screen performed by Achala Sachdev whom we mainly remember for playing a mother or thereafter grandmother in Yash Raj films. When I glance through the list of the films she acted in I realized that I have watched many of them but cannot recollect now.

Also I found that not much information is available about her on the domain (except there is page on wiki about her) and mainly other articles which were posted after she passed away on 30.12.2012 , and about how she was ignored by the film personalities in her last days. May be our seniors can do a detailed post on her with one of the songs performed by her on screen. Or maybe it is there and I am not aware, if so, please forgive me.

As I am not aware of her initial films and whether she got a lead role or second lead and if at all there are any songs which she performed on screen, except the another one, that I know, is from the 1970 film ‘Heer Ranjha’, where all the Bhabhi’s dance on their devar’s (Rajkumar’s) marriage preparations – ‘Naache Ang Ve . . .’ a beautiful composition by Madan Mohan ji.

Achala Sachdev was born in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) on 3rd May 1920. She acted in over 130 films (as per info on wiki). She began her filmi career with ‘Fashionable Wife’ in 1938 and ‘Na Tum Jaano na Ham’ (2002) was her last film. She died on April 30, 2012 at Pune. She was 91 then.

The move ‘Chhaila Babu’ was Produced by Shomu Mukherjee and Directed by Joy Mukherjee. It was a ‘suspense thriller’. It had Rajesh Khanna in title role of ‘Chhaila Babu’, accompanied by Zeenat Aman, Asrani, Ranjeet, Padma Khanna, Achala Sachdev, Macmohan, P Jairaj, Ravindra Kapoor and Om Shivpuri. Since in my earlier write ups about the songs of this movie I have already mentioned about the details of this movie and my nostalgia associated with its’ songs, and so I will not repeat it here.

But something that I would like to mention here is about Joy Mukherjee as a ‘director’ of this movie. Earlier I had read about his directing the movie ‘Humsaaya’ (1968), but I had forgotten about it. Though I must mention here that I had watched many of Joy Mukherjee’s movie in my teen years when I was studying in 11th -12th. And I liked all his movies very much and have watched them repeatedly; especially ‘Shagird’ (1967), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Door Ki Aawaaz’ (1964), and ‘Love In Tokyo’ (1966). In those days i.e. 1983-85, old movie were still being screened in theatres sometime in four shows or noon shows only and they used to run packed houses. Specially in the city of Akola (Maharashtra) (CP & Berar circuit for movies) many old movies used to run packed houses and I watched many old movies during those years there. ‘Ziddi’ (1964) I think I watched on Doordarshan.

I got the VCD of ‘Ek Baar Muskuraa Do’ (1972) just four-five years back from an ‘online’ store. Then I had also watched ‘Love in Shimla’ (1960) during my school days during the weekly screening of movie in our ‘colony recreation club’. And its song Alif Zabar Aa Alif Zer Ae Alif Pesh O ’ has been in my memory since then. I do not remember correctly now if I had watched his ‘Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena’ (1962), but since I have the cassette of this movie, as I like the songs of this movie very much, and maybe I had watched some of its songs on TV, it also remains one of my favorites.

Coming to the songs of his movies – which was another main factor for me to watch his movies repeatedly. Our in house Encyclopedia Shri Arun ji had already done a detailed post on Joy Mukherjee here , while presenting a song from his movie ‘Love In Bombay’ (2013(1971)). This was Joy’s third directorial venture after ‘Humsaaya’ & ‘Chhaila Babu’.

HFGK Vol V mentions that today’s song in three parts and it noted down the first part as a ‘happy version’, whereas from the song one can guess and take it as a ‘sad song’ or ‘missing the beloved song. The first part in its picturization shows the mother (Achala Sachdev) remembering the ‘happy memories’ while singing this song searching for her lost son (Rajesh Khanna). And the in the second part while only the ‘mukhda’ of the first version is repeated only, the third part is in the voice of Kishore Kumar and starts with different lines. However, since HFGK mention this song in three version it was required to watch this movie again and clear the confusion.
[Ed Note: In this presentation, the parts 2 and 3, as mentioned in HFGK, are together presented as part II, as per the video clips.]

When Atul ji was in a ‘Yippeeee’ mode again during the first four months of this year I had sent him reminder for this song and also with a request to throw light on this song if possible. Finally, a week before I watched this movie online (most uncomfortable way to watch a movie for me, but then … we have to 😊).

The 1st part of the song is where the mother, Achala Sachdev is searching for her son, who ‘bachpan mein bichhad gaya’. It includes flashback of the mother-child playing – ‘happy memories’ included 😊. Now when this child grows up as Rajesh Khanna, he remembers this song and use to sing it on the ‘mouth organ’ gifted to him by his mother on his birthday. The second part of Lata for this song is only a repeat of first few lines of the earlier part 1 of this song. And the third part is the Kishore Kumar version of this song, in which the mother-son get re-united.

The earlier songs from the movie are posted on our blog, as per the details given below;

Song Title Post Date
 Yaar dildaar tujhe kaisa chaahiye  08.12.2008
 Kal raat sadak par ik ladki  29.12.2014
 Hamko nikaaloge ghar se sajan pachhtaaoge  04.02.2015
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Let us now listen and enjoy the today’s song. . . “Chhaila Mera Chhaila”.

 

Part I (Lata Solo)

Part II (Lata – Kishore Duet)

Song – Chhaila Mera Chhaila (Chhaila Babu) (1977) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

Part I

chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam

chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam
chhaila mera chhaila

shaam savere mere naina
dhoondhte rahe
kahaan hai kahaan hai
kahaan hai kahaan hai
sabse poochhte rahe
kahaan hai kahaan hai
sabse poochhte rahe
aa ke peechhe
aankhen meeche
aanchal kheenche mera ghanshyam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila

deewaani huyi main aisa laage
laage re mohe
jisko dekhoon chhaila jaisa laage re mohe
jisko dekhoon chhaila jaisa laage re mohe
bichhda hai jo
mil jaaye to
vyaakul mann ko aa jaaye aaraam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila

Part II

chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
mera chhaila
mera chhaila
chhaila
chhaila
chhaila

naa ro maa naa ro
sun li hain maine
teri pukaar
teri pukaar
aaj mila hai
waapas maa bete ko
khoya pyaar
khoya pyaar
duniya saari
tujhse haari
maa tu jeeti ye jeewan sangraam
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

jee chaahe main
tere charnon mein
sar rakh ke roun
sar rakh ke roun
aa jaaye waapas
bachpan main teri
god mein soun
god mein soun
phir na kabhi main tujhko sataaun
tujhe manaaun
maa tujhko parnaam

chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग १

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

शाम सवेरे मेरे नैना
ढूढ़ते रहे
कहाँ है कहाँ है
कहाँ है कहाँ है
सबसे पूछते रहे
कहाँ है कहाँ है
सबसे पूछते रहे
आ के पीछे
आँखें मिचे
आँचल खींचे
मेरा घनश्याम
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला

दीवानी हुई मैं ऐसा लागे
लागे रे मोहे
जिसको देखूं छैला जैसा लागे रे मोहे
जिसको देखूं छैला जैसा लागे रे मोहे
बिछड़ा है जो
मिल जाए तो
व्याकुल मन को आ जाए आराम
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला

भाग २

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
मेरा छैला
मेरा छैला
छैला
छैला
छैला

ना रो माँ ना रो
सुन ली हैं मैंने तेरी पुकार
तेरी पुकार
आज मिला है
वापस माँ बेटे को
खोया प्यार
खोया प्यार
दुनिया सारी
तुझसे हारी
माँ तू जीती ये जीवन संग्राम
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला

छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला

जी चाहे मैं
तेरे चरणों में
सर रख के रोऊँ
सर रख के रोऊँ
आ जाए वापस
बचपन मैं तेरी
गोद में सोऊं
गोद में सोऊं
फिर न कभी मैं तुझको सताऊं
तुझे मनाऊं
माँ तुझको प्रणाम
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला


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 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 : 3490 Post No. : 14019

The film ‘Sushila’ of 1966 – and a peculiar turn of events as we tried to ‘Yippeee’ this film, earlier on 26th January. And then there is another very interesting quirk related with this post and this Yippeee action today.

After having done our due diligence and concluding that about 10 days back, we were ready to Yippeee this film, I was preparing the post for the song “Satyamev Jayate”, the then final pending song of this film. It is a nationalistic song, and I was working to publish this song on 26th Jan, and also do the honors of Yippeee-ing this film.

Just a chance examination of the folder of the songs of this film in my collection, and I was surprised to see that there is an extra song sitting in there. A little surprised, I started checking for more information. After some back and forth across the pages of Geet Kosh itself, I was able to locate the information. Actually, this song is listed in the corrigenda (appendix of corrections) of the volume IV, as an addition to the list of songs of this film. And so, we established that the film ‘Sushila’ actually has seven songs and not six. So the plans for that day were changed. A different film was Yippeee’d that day. And now, today is the turn of this film to join the band of Yippeee’d films.

As we take a look the list of songs of this film, I must say that it is a very impressive list of some very wonderful songs. Check out the list of songs posted so far.

 

Gham Ki Andheri Raat Mein Sushila 2552 22-Jun-10
Bemurawwat Bewafaa Sushila 3755 9-Apr-11
Bahut Khoobsoorat Hain Aankhen Tumhaaree Sushila 5216 29-Dec-11
Nazar Nawaaz Nazaaron Mein Kho Gaya Hoon Main Sushila 5274 9-Jan-12
Gori Milna Ho Milna Re Nadiya Ke Paar Sushila 6539 29-Aug-12
Satyamev Jayate Satyamev Jayate Sushila 13978 26-Jan-18

 

Each one of the above listed songs is a wonderful gem. And so is the final addition to this list, being uploaded and posted today. This song was hitherto not available online. Well let me correct that. The song is available on YouTube, albeit as a part of the 4th Nov, 2017 edition of Bhoole Bisre Geet broadcast on AIR FM Gold, which is a special program honoring the music director C Arjun.

The song is sung by Asha Bhosle. Lyrics are from the pen of Indeewar. It is a very poignant mother-child song. It could have been a lorie, a lullaby in the film, but I cannot be sure. I request our more knowledgeable readers to kindly add more information about the on screen performance of this song, and also about the film itself.

Now let me add one more very peculiar twist to this scenario. Based on information in the footnotes, it seems that the film ‘Sushila’ was possibly re-released with a different title, at a later point in time. There is a film from 1977, listed in the Geet Kosh – titled ‘Subah Zaroor Aayegi’. As we compare the information entries for these two films, we find that the list of songs is identical. The information about singers of individual songs, the names of the lyricists, and the name of music director, are also identical.

The other item of information that is identical is the name of the director of the films. Interestingly enough the production banner is different. ‘Sushila’ is released under the banner of Shri Vinayak Chitra of Bombay, whereas ‘Subah Zaroor Aayegi’ is released under the banner of Shri Devo Films, Karnataka. The cast of actors, which is listed only for the latter film, reads like Kumar, Ram Kumar, Harman, Sheila, Lal Bahadur, Ranjeet Budhkar, Shivaji Jadhav, Ashu, Mahesh Raj, Prabhakar, Moolchand, Sandeep, Uma Khosla, Jeet, Dubey, Sinha, Firoza, K Raghunath, Krishan Duggal, Shobha, Dilip Dutt, Chhotu Sawant, Chandrakant, S Jairaj, Surekha Naik, Inderkumar Bhatia, Prakash Inamdar, Ramdas Padhey, Shabana, and Nayan Tara.

So now I have a poser specifically for Atul ji. As per the Geet Kosh information, it is a possibility that these two films are actually the same. Looking at the list of songs, well they are identical. And yet, being released separately under different production banners, and also being titled differently – are these two films?

So then, is it the case that we have the most peculiar and a most unique circumstance, wherein we are Yippeee’ing two films – at the same time. Wo wo. . . this is going to be a first, and probably the last such occasion where we are able to Yippeee two films that are distinctly and separately listed in the Geet Kosh. Most interesting circumstance. If yes, then this post has to be marked as a very unique post indeed.

What say Atul ji, – shall we Yippeee two films with this one post, today. 🙂

Song – Mere Aanchal Ka Diya  (Sushila) (1966) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – C Arjun

Lyrics

mere aanchal ka diya tu
meri aankhon ki kiran
tere badle mein agar chaand miley
to bhi na loon
mere aanchal ka diya tu
meri aankhon ki kiran
tere badle mein agar chaand miley
to bhi na loon
mere aanchal ka diya

mere jaisa koi duniya mein hi
khushaal kahaan
oo ooo oooo
mere jaisa koi duniya mein hi
khushaal kahaan
tere jaisa hai mera laal
main kangaal kahaan
main kangaal kahaan
mere anmol rattan ae
mere badhte huye dhan
tere badle mein agar chaand miley
to bhi na loon
mere aanchal ka diya

tere kaajal ki lakeeron mein hai
taqdeer meri
oo ooo oooo
tere kaajal ki lakeeron mein hai
taqdeer meri
teri soorat mein nazar aati hai
tasveeer meri
haaye
tasveeer meri
mere aangan ki kali ae
mere jeevan ki lagan
tere badle mein agar chaand miley
to bhi na loon

mere aanchal ka diya tu
meri aankhon ki kiran
. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरे आँचल का दिया तू
मेरी आँखों की किरण
तेरे बदले में अगर चाँद मिले
तो भी ना लूँ
मेरे आँचल का दिया तू
मेरी आँखों की किरण
तेरे बदले में अगर चाँद मिले
तो भी ना लूँ
मेरे आँचल का दिया

मेरे जैसा कोई दुनिया में ही
खुशहाल कहाँ
ओ ओ ओ
मेरे जैसा कोई दुनिया में ही
खुशहाल कहाँ
तेरे जैसा है मेरा लाल
मैं कंगाल कहाँ
मैं कंगाल कहाँ
मेरे अनमोल रतन ए
मेरे बढ़ते हुये धन
तेरे बदले में अगर चाँद मिले
तो भी ना लूँ
मेरे आँचल का दिया

तेरे काजल की लकीरों में है
तक़दीर मेरी
ओ ओ ओ
तेरे काजल की लकीरों में है
तक़दीर मेरी
तेरी सूरत में नज़र आती है
तस्वीर मेरी
हाए
तस्वीर मेरी
मेरे आँगन की कली ए
मेरे जीवन की लगन
तेरे बदले में अगर चाँद मिले
तो भी ना लूँ
मेरे आँचल का दिया तू
मेरी आँखों की किरण
॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3474 Post No. : 13952

The name Keshavrao Dhaiber may not ring any bells for most readers of the Blog. He was not as famous as V Shantaram, one of his contemporaries and a colleague in Maharashtra Film Company and later in Prabhat Film Company. I became aware of his name only during the last 2-3 years when I was deep into the film songs of 1930s and 40s. But the name did not interest me much until recently when I came across a song from his film ‘Nand Kumar’ (1938) which made me to study his filmy career.

Kolhapur born Keshavrao Dhaiber (1890-1978) who had done a short stint in the Army as Lancer, started his filmy career in Baburao Painter’s Maharashtra Film Company, Kolhapur as an actor and a technician in the early 1920s. Here, he came in contact with V Shantaram. Both of them made their debuts as directors for a silent film– Netaji Palkar (1927) which they co-directed. In 1929, due to differences with Baburao Painter, V Shantaram and Keshavrao Dhaiber left Maharashtra Film Company and formed Prabhat Film Company along with V G Damle, Fatehlal and Sitaram Kulkarni in Kolhapur. Under this banner, Keshavrao Dhaiber and V Shantaram co-directed 3 silent films – ‘Khooni Khanjar’ (1930), ‘Rani Saheeba’ (1930) and ‘Udaykaal’ (1931). He got his first film as an independent director in ‘Zuloom’ (1931), a silent film. [Source: Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema – Ashish Rajadhyaksha].

I find from his filmography of talkie films that Keshavrao Dhaiber and V Shantaram combination worked as Cinematographer and Director, respectively for ‘Maya Machhindra’ (1932), ‘Ayodhya Ka Raja’ (1932), ‘Sinhagad’ ( Marathi,1933), ‘Sairandhri’ (1933), ‘Amritmanthan’ (1934) and ‘Chandrasena’ (1935). Dhaiber got the opportunity to independently direct his first Hindi talkie film ‘Rajput Ramani’(1936).

During the making of ‘Chandrasena (1935) and ‘Rajput Ramani’ (1936), Dhaiber got romantically involved with the films’ heroine, Nalini Tarkhad. As per the contract among the partners of Prabhat Film Company, partners were not allowed to be romantically linked with actresses who were in the payroll of the Company. Since this was a breach of contract, Dhaiber was forced to resign from the partnership of the Company. He later married Nalini Tarkhad.

It is said that the most vocal among the partners to force Dhaiber to resign from Prabhat was V Shantaram. Interestingly, in 1941, V Shantaram too got romantically linked with Jaishree Kamulkar, another actress in the payroll of Prabhat Film Company whom he married in October 1941. Soon, V Shantaram left Prabhat to form his own film company, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. While V Shantaram’s filmy career continued to flourish after he left Prabhat, same was not the case for Keshavrao Dhaiber.

After leaving Prabhat, Dhaiber formed his own film production company, Jaishree Pictures. Under this banner, he produced and directed ‘Nand Kumar’ (1938) which was made in Marathi and Hindi. He roped in A V Meiyappan (AVM) as producer and Jayantilal Thakore (probably, financier/film distributor) for the Tamil version which was also directed by Dhaiber with a Tamil speaking Assistant Director, Krishnaswami. Unfortunately, all the three versions of the film did not fare well on the box office resulting in heavy losses for him and his newly set up banner. As a result, Dhaiber had to close down his film production company.

It is interesting to note that Prabhat’s ‘Gopalakrishna’ (1938) was released just a month ahead of Dhiaber’s ‘Nand Kumar; (1938). Both had, more or less, the same mythological story. Another interesting part of these two films was that while Ram Marathe played the role of Krishna in childhood in ‘Gopalakrishna’ (1938), the same role for ‘Nand Kumar’ (1938) was played by his brother, Anant Marathe. ‘Gopalakrishna’ (1938) was the 3rd highest grosser at the box office for 1938 while ‘Nand Kumar’ (1938) failed at the box office.

After directing a couple of Marathi films in 1939, he joined Minerva Movietone and directed ‘Ulti Ganga’ (1942) and ‘Bhakta Raidas’ (1943). However, these films too failed at the box office plunging his already downward filmy career further. Dhaiber re-joined Prabhat Film Company as Production Supervisor during 1943-46. Later, he was associated with Famous Studios. His last film as a director was the Marathi film ‘Sudamache Pohe’ (1958). He also made a few documentary films for Maharashtra and Gujarat Governments. He wrote his autobiography ‘Eka Zindagichi Patkatha’ (Screen-play of a Life) which was released in 1967. Unfortunately, I could not get this book either from the publisher nor could I locate it online.

Keshavrao Dhaiber left for the heavenly abode on May 11, 1978 at a ripe age of 88.

Today, ‘Nand Kumar’ (1938) makes its debut in the Blog which was Keshavrao Dhaiber’s first Hindi film as producer-director under his own banner, Jaishree Pictures. The star cast included Durga Khote, Anant Marathe, Govindrao Tembe, Jaishree Kamulkar, Govind Kurvalikar etc. As mentioned earlier, the film was simultaneously produced in Marathi, Hindi and Tamil. While the star cast for the Marathi and Hindi versions were, more or less, the same, the Tamil version had different star cast which included T P Rajlakshmi (Yashoda), T R Mahaligam (Lord Krishna), C V V Panthulu (Nandgopan), Master Sethuraman (Krishna in childhood), T R Ramchandran etc.

The Tamil version of the film also did not do well at the box office. However, the film became the stepping stone for the debutant actors T R Mahalingam, the singer and T R Ramchandran, the comedian. Also, it was the debut film for music director S V Venkataraman. For the first time, the playback system in a Tamil film was used in this film with Lalitha Venkataraman lending her voice to the actress playing the role of Devki. [Source: The Hindu, October 12, 2007].

The song I am presenting today is from the Hindi version of ‘Nand Kumar’ (1938). Durga Khote (in the role of Yashoda) sings this unique type of the song ‘rooth gaye kyon kunwar kanhaai’. The song with prelude and interlude of conversations is not an usual lullaby but a song to assure a crying child. The song is penned by Pandit Veer and it is set to music by G P Kapoor.


Song-Roothh gaye kyun kunwar kanhaai (Nand Kumar)(1938) Singer-Durga Khote, Lyrics-Pt Veer, MD-G P Kapoor

Lyrics

[haan haan haan
kyun rota hai
mera laal
mera pyaara
kyun kyun
maara mere bachche ko
kisne maara
haan haan haan
nahin
chup chup chup
mera bachha]

roothh gaye kyun kunwar kanhaai
roothh gaye kyon kunwar kanhaai
maiyya par bar bar bar jaai
maiyya par bar bar bar jaai
rooth gaye kyon kunwar kanhaai
rooth gaye

[kyun
kyun mere laal
maara
kisen maara mere bachche ko
mera pyaara
hmm hmm hmm
mera munna
mera lalla]

ro ro ansuwan jhari lagaayi
ro ro ansuwan jhari lagaayi
baadal dekh chakoran aayi
baadal dekh chakoran aayi
kyun chanda par badali chhaayi
kyon chanda par badali chhaayi
rooth gaye kyun kunwar kanhaai
rooth gaye kyun kunwar kanhaai


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

The small girl in the song with this post celebrates her 52nd birthday today—unbelievable she is so young. The birthday list on our blog says she is 1965 born, also the Filmfare awards list page says she was all of 15 when in 1980 she won the Best Supporting Actress award for her depiction of a rape victim (in ‘Insaaf Ka Taraazu’). She seems to have been around forever. I just do not want to use the phrase ‘past her prime.’ Come to think of it she is younger to the Khans who are ruling the industry these days.
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“Mera Munna”(1948) was directed by Vishram Bedekar for Minerva Movieone, Bombay. The movie had Motilal, Nayantara, E Tarapore, Leela Mishra, Seeta Bose, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Anita Sharma, Sadat Ali, Ramesh Sahgal, Hafeeza etc in it.
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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 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.

Yesterday, 13th August was the birthday of Vijayantimala, as she turns 81.

For this celebration, here is a wonderful song performed by her, from the film ‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ (1964). The film is from the banner of Anjali Pictures of Madras, and is produced by Adi Narayan Rao. The film is directed by Inder Raj Anand. The songs in this film are written by Hasrat Jaipuri, and the music is by Adi Narayan Rao. The screenplay of this film is adapted by Inder Raj Anand, from one of the popular novels of Gulshan Nanda – ‘Andhere Chiraagh’.
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“Al Hilal”(1958) is a well known movie for us in this blog becuae of its iconic qawwaali which was the subject of the 5000th post on this blog.
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