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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4643

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet #
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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#10)

Today 27th November’2022 is the seventieth birth anniversary of Composer Singer Bappi Lahiri (27.11.1952-15.02.2022). He passed away this year on 15th February leaving behind the legacy of his ‘disco’ music and many other memorable songs in Hindi Film Music.

He made his debut as a singer in a Bengali movie ‘Daadu’ in 1972 and if we considered this first assignment of him in Bangla movie ‘Daadu’ which came to him in 1969 (as told to Anupama Chopra in an interview). He has many records on his name and he has been conferred by many many awards time to time.
The first Hindi movie as a music composer was ‘Nanhaa Shikaari’ which came to him in 1971 and this movie was released in 1973.

I had mentioned in my earlier post on the blog that the song ‘Bambai se aaya mera dost’ from ‘Aap Ki Khaatir-1977’ was my first introduction with Bappi Lahiri. This song was very popular then and was played frequently on radio and loud speakers or in orchestras.

After that I remember it was the songs of ‘Pyaara Dushman-1980’, ‘Armaan-1981’, ‘Waardaat-1981’, ‘Namak Halaal-1982’ etc. I liked the songs from ‘Armaan’, ‘Waardaat’, though I never had watched these movies until now. But these songs had become very popular then. I also liked the songs of ‘Disco Dancer-1982’ very much, and I specially remember them because in that summer vacation of 1983 after appearing the 10th board exams our group of friends would be listening to the songs of ‘Disco Dancer’ and ‘Nikaah-1983’ on cassette player.

Later on after getting connected with this blog and in the recent years I have come across many of his songs before the ‘disco era’ which in those years I was not aware that they were composed by him, but I liked them and have also shared few of them on the blog.

Still there are many of his songs which I get to listen on radio during my daily listening. There are many such songs which I had been listening and liking without knowing that they have been composed by Bappi Lahiri. I am trying to share them on the blog as possible.

Today I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Suraksha-1979’. Music for this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri. I vaguely remember the posters mentioning ‘Gunmaster G-9’ of this movie in those years. I have yet to watch this movie.
This movie is going to make its debut on the blog today.

In the year ‘1979’ the following nine movies where Bappi Lahiri had composed the music were released.

Sno Name of the Film(Year) Date of Censor Board Certificate Lyricist/s
1 Aangan Ki Kali(1979) 15.05.1979 Shaily Shailendra
2 Ahsaas(1979) 23.10.1979 Indeevar, Ravindra Peepat
3 Aur Kaun?(1979) 05.01.1979 Amit Khanna
4 Do Hawaldaar(1979) 06.01.1979 Shaily Shailendra
5 Iqraar(1979) 10.09.1979 Kulwant Jani
6 Jaan E Bahaar(1979) 10.08.1979 Gauhar Kanpuri
7 Lahu Ke Do Rang(1979) 11.09.1979 Farooq Qaiser
8 Shikshaa(1979) 28.12.1978 Gauhar Kanpuri
9 Surakshaa(1979) 01.06.1979 Ramesh Pant, Farooq Qaiser

“Surakshaa-1979” was directed by Ravikant Nagaich for ‘Gopi Enterprises, Madras’.

It had Ranjeeta, Mithoon Chakravarty, Jeevan, Jagdeep, Aruna Irani, Prema Narayan, Mala Jaggi, Suresh Oberoi and others.

Tej Saproo and Balaji were introduced on the screen with this movie.

This movie has five songs released with seven sound tracks including one dialogue and one music sound track.

Ramesh Pant wrote four songs and Farooq Qaiser had written one song for this movie.

Today’s song is written by Farooq Qaiser. Singer of the song is Bappi Da himself with Annette and chorus.

This song is played while the titles of the movie are rolling. On screen we can see Mithoon Chakravarty lip-syncing the songs with beautiful girls around him.
This song is heard more nowadays in the musical reality shows where ever there are special episodes on Bappi Lahiri and Mithoon Chakravarty is special judge on the shows. He is a regular feature as ‘special jury’ at many such musical reality shows.

I don’t remember to have listened to this song frequently during those years when the movie was released. However this movie is said to be one of the successful movies of Mithoon Chakravarty then.

Let us now listen to today’s song and pay our tributes to Bappi Lahiri.

(Note – the second stanza mentioned below is not on the audio of this song it is played in the movie though.).


Video

song-Mausam hai gaane ka (Suraksha)(1979) Singers-Bappi Lahiri, Annette, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Bappi Lahiri
chorus

Lyrics

mausam hai
gaane ka
gaane ka
bajaane ka
sun’ne ka
sunaane ka
hansne ka
hansaane ka
raaton ko
jagaane ka
nainon mein
samaane ka aa aa
ye jeewan ye duniya
sapnaa hai
deewaane ka aa
ye jeewan ye duniya
sapnaa hai deewaane ka

(Undeciphered sound)

Gun master
Gun master
I love you
You are mine
Gunmaster g-nine
Gunmaster g-nine

Ru ru ru
Ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo
Ru ru ru
Ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo

aankhon mein
laa laa laa
hasti hai
laa laa laa
chaahat wo
laa laa laa
masti hai
laa laa laa
socho to
laa laa laa
mehengi hai
laa laa laa
le lo to
sasti hai
laa laa laa
ye jeewan ye duniya
sapnaa hai deewaane ka
ye jeewan ye duniya
sapnaa hai deewaane ka

Gun master
Gun master
I love you
You are mine
Gunmaster g-nine
Gunmaster g-nine

Ru ru ru
Ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo
Ru ru ru
Ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo

apna hai
ye naara
har chehra
hai pyaara
jo dil mein
wo munh pe
ham to hai
aawaaraa

ye jeewan ye duniya
sapnaa hai deewaane ka
ye jeewan ye duniya
sapnaa hai deewaane ka

laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa aa laa aa laa laa aa
laa laa laa aa laa aa laa laa aa

Gun master
Gun master
I love you
You are mine
Gunmaster g-nine
Gunmaster g-nine
Ru ru ru
Ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo
Ru ru ru
Ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo

har rastaa
laa laa laa
manzil hai
laa laa laa
har toofaan
laa laa laa
saahil hai
laa laa laa
har dhoon hai
laa laa laa
ek naghmaa
laa laa laa
har naghmaa
laa laa laa
ek dil hai
laa laa laa
ye jeewan ye duniya
sapnaa hai deewaane ka
ye jeewan ye duniya
sapnaa hai deewaane ka
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa aa laa aa laa laa aa
laa laa laa aa laa aa laa laa aa


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.

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5243 Post No. : 17241

Today’s song is “Prabhat Vandana” from the film ‘Sant Janabai’ (1949).

This post from me is coming after a gap of 30+ days. Luckily the gap was divided in October and November months. I did not want to create a record of missing a full Calendar month, therefore I am sending this post in November. The last time such a big gap occurred was also in October/November months of 2017. Looks like I have to be careful in these two months since both times the cause of the gap was my health issues. But then, at the age of 82 years, these things are unavoidable. After this post again, there will be a gap in my posts as I will be busy with my grandson’s marriage in the first week of December. Then onward hopefully, I will continue my posts as regularly as before this gap.

Today’s song is like a “Prabhatiya” of Gujarat. It is sung in the early hours of the day, presumably as the first thing in the morning, praising God. Indians, in general, are very religious minded. While some may openly do things proclaiming their inclinations – like singing Bhajans, visiting temples, following religious traditions etc; there are , however, people who follow religion in their behavior and thoughts. The greatest advantage of the Hindu religion is that there are several ways of doing Bhakti and one can choose and follow what is possible for him.

According to Bhagwat Geeta and Vishnu Puran, there are 9 forms of Bhakti one can follow as per his wishes. They are….

1. Shrawan ( श्रवण ) Listening to Divine name like King Parikshit
2. Keertan ( कीर्तन ) Glorify God by discourse Like saint Tyagaraj
3. Smaran (स्मरण ) Remembering God by meditation Like Bhakt Pralhad
4. Paad Sewa (पाद सेवा ) Service at the feet of God Like Lakshmi Devi
5. Archana (अर्चना ) Worship for blessings doing Pooja
6. Vandana (वंदना ) Prostration before God doing Sashtang Namaskar
7. Dasya (दास्य ) Service to God Like Hanuman
8. Sakhya (सख्य ) Being friendly to God Like Arjun
9. Atma Nivedan (आत्म निवेदन ) Self Surrender like Meerabai

This is called Nav vidha Bhakti (नव विधा भक्ती ). Each method carries the same weightage. This has been followed since Vaidik times.

During the foreign attacks and cruel rulers, a wake up call to people of India was by means of the Bhakti Movement from 1300 to 1600 AD. This produced many saints and social reformers from Kanya Kumari to Kashmir and from Gujarat to Assam. Saints appeared in all areas of India. During the Bhakti Movement, almost all regions had their own Saints and great Bhakts. Maharashtra has been known to be a well developed modern state, boasting of an Education centre (Pune) as well as a commercial hub center (Mumbai). It is also a lucky state because it had many saints and social reformers from every strata of society. While Ramdas and Dnyaneshwar were Bramhins, other saints belonged to the different castes. Here are some names of saints in Maharashtra….

Tukaram – Baniya, Janabai-House maid, Namdev-Tailor, Gor kumbhar-Potter, Narhari Sonar-Goldsmith, Chokha Mela-Gardener, Soyrabai- Harijan, Eknath-Warkari, Rohidas-Cobbler, Savta Maali-Gardener, Banka Mahar- harijan, Sant Bhagu-Harijan, Kanhopatra- Dancing girl, Sant Sakhu- Harijan Housewife, Sena Nhavi- Barber, Pundalik-Backward etc.

Bhakti movement started in Tamilnadu in the 6th century and spread northwards from 15th to 17th century. Sant Janabai was one of such Saints. The story of the film was….

Jana, a little girl whose mother before dying told her to go to Pandharpur where she will be protected by Lord Vitthal, A merchant who is the father of Sant Namdev accidentally steps on Jana’s hand and asks for her forgiveness. He asks what she was doing in the temple alone, she tells him her story, being a good devotee of Vitthal he adopts her.

Little Namdev likes her from the instant he sees her and accepts her as his elder sister with joy. But the mother of Namdev wasn’t too happy with another person being in the family, but later she too melts to the love and simplicity of the little girl who would become a great saint as we know today.

Jana was assigned the work of washing the clothes by Namdev’s mother. Jana and Namdev hear a group of pilgrims singing in praise of Lord Vitthal and they start singing and dancing. Children in the group who are very thirsty run to Janabai to beg for water from her. “There are many wells in the village, go get your own water” says Namdev. “But we are outcasts, nobody gives us water” says one of the pilgrims.

Janabai pours them water from her pot, the satisfied devotees bless her for giving them water to drink. She gets scolded and beaten by Namdev’s mother for her act of charity towards the outcasts, which was considered a terrible thing during those times.

Namdev being a very devotional man, always sings and dances and forgets the duties of a householder. Janabai works hard for the food of Namdev’s family (wife and two children). Janabai prays to Vitthal for the food, when Vitthal gives her food she only takes what she needs for a day or two.

Namdev had a big debt to be settled, but he was on a pilgrimage to North India. The wealthy man who had lent him money decides to take Namdev’s property into possession. Jana pleads with him and agrees that she would pay all the money back. Jana works night and day to gather the money she needs.

One night she was very tired and fell asleep while working, but when she wakes up she sees a blanket on her and also sees that the work has been finished. Next night she pretends to be sleeping so that she could catch the person who did it. As soon as she sleeps she sees Lord Vitthal appear and do her work for her.

She catches him while working, from then on Lord Vitthal helps her in her work, he sings for her. He fetches water for her and does many things around.

One day Lord Vitthal feels very tired, seeing that Jana puts him to sleep. In the morning when he wakes up, he walks back to the temple with the blanket around his body, his ornament falls from his neck and falls on the floor of Janabai’s house.

In the morning when priests see the statue of Lord Vitthal they come to the conclusion that somebody must have stolen the ornament of Lord. They see a blanket nearby and assume it must belong to the thief. They start questioning everyone to find out to whom that belonged.

Janabai tells them that it belonged to her, priests search her house and when they find the ornament they accuse her of the theft, she tells them that the Lord was sleeping in her house yesterday and he must have left the ornament. People laugh at her, and thinking of her to be a liar, they decide to hang her to death.

They march her on streets, and just before the time to kill her, she prays to Lord Vitthal and he appears to save her. All people bow to Janabai.

This was a film made by Prabhat Film company, which was sinking day by day. After V Shantaram left it in 1942, the company survived by making several Devotional movies which gave money to the company, but could not save it. In fact, the film ‘Sant Janabai’ was the last film made by Prabhat Film company. After this the company was locked out. The Prabhat Studio and its property were auctioned in 1952 and the once famous company Prabhat was closed for ever on 13-10-1953.

Most of the devotional films made by Prabhat were written by GD Madgulkar- who was a famous writer of Marathi. The story and the screenplay of the film ‘Sant Janabai’ was also written by Madgulkar. He wrote some of the famous films of Hindi cinema in later years. He was an accomplished actor also and had acted in several Marathi and Hindi films.

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. The 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), Bhav-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 paint nature scenes. Special mention must be made for the films, ‘Jeewan Jyoti’ (1953) Screenplay and dialogues, ‘Toofan aur Diya’ (1956) – story, and ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957) -story, screenplay 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.

I was based in Poona during the period 1974 to 1976. In this period one of my local friends took me to Madgulkar’s bungalow and introduced me. When Madgulkar came to know that I hailed from Hyderabad, he was very excited and asked me several questions. I spent about 4-5 hours with him and had lunch also with him, on his repeated insistence. He was a good conversationalist and loved to talk and listen. I will never forget this meeting. Those days he was not keeping good health.

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. Written by Narendra Sharma, it was composed by Sudhir Phadke. It is quite inspiring.

Audio

Video

Song-Prabhat Vandana Karen (Sant Janabai)(1949) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke
Manna Dey + Chorus

Lyrics

prabhaat vandana karen
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare

usha ka deep baal
saja neel gagan thhal
aarti utaare jagat
aarti utaare jagat
jaago saanwre
jaago saanwre
hey hare
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare

kholo nayan jyotirmay
jeewan ko karo abhay
kholo nayan jyotirmay
jeewan ko karo abhay
bhakti kiran jan man mein
bhakti kiran jan man mein
charan dhruv dhare
charan dhruv dhare
hey hare
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare

taj kar vaikunthdhaam
aaa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
taj kar vaikunthdhaam
aaye tum megh shyam
megh shyam
roop madhur pandurang
roop madhur pandurang
punya naam re
punya naam re
hey hare
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare

vithal vithal
vithal pandurang
vithal vithal
vithal pandurang
vithal vithal vithal pandurang
vithal vithal vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
kamal nayan vithal
harisharnam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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प्रभात वन्दना करें
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे

उषा का दीप बाल
सजा नील गगन थाल
आरती उतारे जगत
आरती उतारे जगत
जागो सांवरे
जागो सांवरे
हे हरे
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे

खोलो नयन ज्योतिर्मय
जीवन को करो अभय
खोलो नयन ज्योतिर्मय
जीवन को करो अभय
भक्ति किरण जन मन में
भक्ति किरण जन मन में
चरण ध्रुव धरे
चरण ध्रुव धरे
हे हरे
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे

तज कर वैकुंठधाम
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
तज कर वैकुंठधाम
आए तुम मेघ श्याम
मेघ श्याम
रूप मधुर पांडुरंग
रूप मधुर पांडुरंग
पुण्य नाम रे
पुण्य नाम रे
हे हरे
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे

विट्ठल विट्ठल
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल विट्ठल
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल विट्ठल विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल विट्ठल विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
कमल नयन विट्ठल
हरी शरणम्


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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I count the minutes the days the hours. . .
I count the stars. . .

Days, then weeks, then months – on to years and decades. The march of time incessantly continues. Superimposed on this unremitting progression is a calendar that allows us to measure passages of time. The philosophers of yore had no tools other than observation and contemplation, by which they used to measure natural phenomena. And then this measurement and contemplation over long periods of time uncovered patterns of celestial movements which tied into the the design of changing climate on earth. And thus was born the concept of calendar and measures of years. Over a period of time it got refined into a detailed structure that we now see as twelve months and 365 days. Of course with further refinements of leap years and leap centuries to make accurate adjustments to synchronize the this framework with the precise movement of Sun in our skies.

As aeons progressed, the year became a substantive measure of passage of time that fitted well into the cycle of seasons, and hence into the cycle of agriculture and farming of crops. This was the basic standard that started it all – there is nothing more critical in the world than food for survival. Air and water are available, but food – it has to be grown.

So the year became a standard of passages in life. The human life, its works and its achievements got tied with the cycle of years. Age of humans, education, performance measures of all kinds et al, got tied to the cycle of years. Longevity of relationships and the apparent joy of happiness, trust and loyalty, financial turnovers – you name it. Everything happens with the passage of years.

And the year also become the benchmark of celebrations, be it birthdays, anniversaries etc., everything is in terms of number of years.

And this pyramid is completed when we celebrate the passage of the ‘year’ itself. From time immemorial, different races, different nations, different belief systems, different working systems, and more – have identified their own regulated time points within a year, when the completion of one year is announced. Within our own country we have multiple celebrations around the year, when we announce the dawn of a new year. And so have many other countries, religions and sects of people.

The Gregorian calendar is the most prevalent and accepted calendar around the world at present times. And hence the start of a fresh year as per this calendar is also a celebration that has been accepted worldwide. Come 1st January, and the dawn of the New Year is celebrated across all nations and across all time zones. So that brings us to the celebration of the New Year on our blog also.

Over the past thirteen plus years, we have celebrated this day fourteen times, starting with 1st January 2009, and counting up to today i.e. 2022. As I tried to trace out the songs which are specifically New Year celebration songs, I could locate only 11 songs that have been used so far on this blog. No doubt the celebration and greetings messages are contained in some more posts that are dated 31st Dec and 1st Jan. But not all those songs are specifically New Year celebration songs. Here is the list of these eleven songs. In case I have missed any, please leave a comment, and I shall update this table.

Ye Saal Ki Aakhhri Raat Hai Beraham 1980 31-Dec-11
Saal Mubaarak Saahib Jee Do Jaasoos 1975 1-Jan-12
Naya Saal Aaye Tamaashe Dikhaaye Nazraana Pyaar Ka 1980 1-Jan-12
Aanewaale Saal Ko Salaam Aap Ke Saath 1986 1-Jan-12
Sabko Mubarak Naya Saal Samrat 1954 1-Jan-13
Saal Mubaarak Aaya Ho Jiyo Mere Raaja Toote Khilaune 1954 1-Jan-13
Happy New Year To You Do Jaasoos 1975 1-Jan-13
Naye Puraane Saal Mein Ek Raat Baaki Hai Raksha 1981 31-Dec-14
Aadhi Raat Aayi To Khayaal Aaya Hai Bahaaron Ki Manzil 1991 1-Jan-15
Assalaam-aile-Qum, Saal Mubaarak Ho Telephone 1986 31-Dec-19
Sach Kehta Hai Ye Saara Zamaana Jaagir 1984 1-Jan-20

Our dear Prakash Chandra ji has been very diligent with ferreting out songs for special occasions, and he has been very helpful in the past in getting details about New Year celebration songs to Atul ji and myself. Actually two of his suggested songs are still waiting. As I was trying to use one of them for this post, I discovered that the links provided were not functional at this time. So for today, we are using this song from the 1977 film ‘Zehreeli’. The film makes its debut on our blog today.

‘Zehreeli’ is a run-of-the-mill crime and punishment tale. A B-grade movie, that most likely came and went without raising much interest. The film comes from the production house of Amba Films,Bombay and is directed by VN Reddy, who is also the cinematographer of this film. The star cast of this film is listed as Neetu Singh, Shailendra Singh, Bindu, Jalal Agha, Imtiaz, Virendra, Jairaj, Purnima, Sharat Saxena, Jagirdar, Satish Arora, Nandita Thakur and others.

As per Geet Kosh, there are three songs in this film. The music director for this film is Sharda, whom we better know as a singer.  As I check the MD details on the blog, we already have four songs on board, that have been composed by her. This now is the fifth song composed by her to be showcased here.

Two songs of this film are penned by Vithalbhai Patel and one song is written by Abhilaash. This song is from the pen of Vithalbhai Patel. The singing voices are of Mohammed Rafi and Aarti Mukherji. On screen, Bindu is lip syncing the voice of Aarti Mukherji. I had a hard time trying to identify the gentleman who lip syncs Rafi Sb’s voice. The name is M Naidu, and he is also the choreographer for the film. I must thank my dear friend Ahsaan Bhai, an ardent fan of Rafi Sb, for this identification.

The song is somewhat peculiar. It has only one stanza after the mukhda, and it was also an exercise to confirm that this is the complete version. The audio of the song, and also the song on screen has a longer duration. More than half the duration of the song is simply music and dance by Bindu. Oh well, the powers that may be. It is a song of Happy New Year message, so here we are.

This is the opening song of the film immediately after the credits are displayed on screen.

And so, it is a goodbye to the dear 2021, and a welcome to the fresh and new 2022.
Wishing all readers, friends and fellow band-wagoneers, a Very Happy and Peaceful New Year.

gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya

Audio

Video


Song – Jawaan Samaa Jawaan Bahaar Chaman Muskuraaya  (Zehreeli) (1977) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Aarti Mukherji, Lyrics – Vithalbai Patel, MD – Sharda
Mohammed Rafi + Aarti Mukherji
Chorus

Lyrics

hey
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya
dil mein pyaar ka nasha
jhoomti disha disha
chaaron or jaadu sa chhaa gaya
chaaron or jaadu sa chhaa gaya

[sounds of revelry and laughter]

har nazar mein pyaar ki hai roshni
muskura rahi hai nai zindagi
hey
hara adaa lagey hamein bhali bhali

baahon mein aa gai hai har khushi
mujh se koi mujh ko hi chura gaya
aankhon mein taare sajaa gaya

hey. . .
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya

Happy New Year

[sounds of revelry and laughter]
[music and dance sequence]

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

हे
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया
दिल में प्यार का नशा
झूमती दिशा दिशा
चारों ओर जादू सा छा गया
चारों ओर जादू सा छा गया

[आमोद प्रमोद और हंसी के शब्द]

हर नज़र में प्यार की है रोशनी
मुस्कुरा रही है नई ज़िंदगी
हर अदा लगे हमें भली भली
बाहों में आ गई है हर खुशी
मुझसे कोई मुझको ही चुरा गया
आँखों में तारे सजा गया

हे
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया

हैप्पी न्यू यीयर

[आमोद प्रमोद और हंसी के शब्द]
[नृत्य संगीत]


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 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 :

4914 Post No. : 16735 Movie Count :

4555

Hullo Atuldom

Time for a yearly roundup!!!! 2021 coming to a close. 2022 just a sunrise away. Hope we have different experiences in 2022, experiences that make us glad and bring a smile to our lips which stays the whole year.

I am sure Atulji or Sudhirji or one of the other blog-contributors, who have the patience to go through the statistics etc., will give us a table of how many new movies debuted on the blog in 2021, and other related info about which date saw how many posts etc. But the best that happened this year, IMO, is the series that Atulji undertook to enlist all the movies, music directors etc that Lata Mangeshkar was associated with in her looonnngg career.

On the way out of 2021 here is a song from the 1993 release “Shatranj”. A movie that I saw at the time of its release on cable TV, before the Satellite TV Tsunami hit us. It was produced by Arun S. Thakur, directed by Aziz Sejawal, had music by Anand Milind, and Sameer was the lyricist. S P Balasubramaniam, Abhijeet, Udit Narayan, Jolly Mukherjee, Kumar Sanu, Sudesh Bhonsle, Jayshree (popular as Bombay Jayshri in classical music circles), Poornima, Sadhana Sargam (i.e. all the good singers of the 90s) were used in the movie.

Kadar Khan was the dialogue writer of the movie which begins like “Chalti ka Naam Gaadi” (CKNG) which means we have three brothers -bachelors- who are reared by the eldest brother Dharamraj (Kadar Khan), the other two brothers being Dino and Dinky (Jackie and Mithun). The eldest brother has a problem with the female gender of the populace (like Ashok Kumar in CKNG), the other two don’t have any such issues and Renu & Radha (Divya Bharaati and Juhi Chawla) are their girl friends. Then there is a female called Rosie (Jamuna who appeared in a few films in the 80s and 90s, not much is known about her) who is shown to like the elder brother Dharamraj since childhood (Sarfaraz Khan, Kadar Khan’s own son played the younger Dharamraj). The reason for Dharamraj’s problem with females is shown as his step-mother who was nasty to him and his brothers as children.

The story has the necessary villain in the character of Prajapati (Kiran Kumar) the manager to the brothers’ father’s (Vikas Anand) business and also his killer. He is cheating the brothers’s step-mother and step-brother (Shakti Kapoor) and using their business as a front for his illegal activities (what else). The brothers have some misunderstandings with Dharamraj when Renu & Radha enter their lives, which get resolved; then the hard-feelings towards the step-family also is sorted out and the cause of all the problems in their lives (Prajapati) is brought to his logical end. And then “The End”.

Oh I forgot to mention a few more tributes that the movie paid to CKNG. CKNG had ‘Mohan Garage’ here the brothers have ‘Dharam Garage’. There was a ‘car’ in CKNG even this movie had a ‘car’ important to the story. CKNG begins with a song on the pet car, this one too begins with a song on the car. Additionally the brothers have a pet Monkey/ Chimpanzee. So let us have the movie debuting on the blog with the film-opening song that shows us the bonding between the brothers. This song is in the voices of SPB, Abhijeet and Udit Narayan.

There used to be a show called ‘Superhit Muqabla’ on Doordarshan Metro of those years (28 years back) which was on the lines of the legendary Binaca Geetmala. The show used to retire songs from the list of popular songs, which were complied based on vinyl records and cassette sales & and viewership of the show as such, after a 25 week run to make place for newer songs, very much like Binaca Geetmala. And songs of “Shatranj” (1993) were on this show for many weeks.

With this song we also say thank you to the entertainer Kadar Khan who left us today, in 2018, in Canada, where he was staying with his sons following his retirement from Bollywood. His last release was ‘Hogaya Dimaagh ka Dahi” in 2015 October (after a gap of seven years when ‘Mehbooba’ and ‘Deshdrohi’ released). He was a recipient of three Filmfare awards viz:

Best Dialogue for “Meri Awaz Suno” in 1982.

Best Comedian for “Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri” in 1991.

Best Dialogue (again) for “Angaar” in 1993.

He was conferred the Padma Shri, posthumously in 2019 by the Government of India.

He was 81 when he passed away.

Video


Audio

Song-Ek se bane do do se bane teen (Shatranj)(1993) Singers-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Abhijeet, Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anand Milind

Lyrics

ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen
humsa koi hoga nahin
arre humsa koi hoga nahin
Londan ho chaahe ho cheen
tara rum pum pum pum
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen

apni yeh gaadi hai
sabse agaadi hai
dekho ajooba hai yeh
apni yeh gaadi hai
sabse agaadi hai
dekho ajooba hai yeh
koi ye jaane na
isko pehchaane na
apni mehbooba hai yeh
hum jo bulaate hain
yeh daudi aati hai
hum jo bulaate hain
yeh daudi aati hai
jeevan ki raahon mein
khushiyan lutaati hai
aisi yahaan gaadi kahaan
sabse hai ye behtareen

chham chham
chham chham
chham chham
kaali saadi waali (chham chham)
ladki bholi bhali (chham chham)
aise na bal kha ke chal (chham chham)
gori gori baahen (chham chham)
qaatil teri adaayein (chham chham)
dil mera jaayen machal
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen

uthhte hain sote hain
hanste hain rote hain
rehte hain hum saath saath
sapne sajaate hain
masti lutaate hain
chaahe ho din chaahe raat
hum ek dooje ka
daaman na chhodenge
mar jaayenge lekin rishta na todenge
hum jo miley
toh hai wahi
tasveer aisi haseen
tara rum pum pum pum
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen
humsa koi hoga nahin
hey humsa koi hoga nahin
londan ho chaahe ho cheen
tara rum pum pum pum
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum jidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen
ek se bane do
do se bane teen
hum zidhar se guzrein
woh safar ho rangeen


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Blog Day :

4912 Post No. : 16731 Movie Count :

4554

Hullo Atuldom

‘Adhikaar’ meaning ‘Rights’ is a title that has been used four times by Bollywood. This information I gathered from the blog’s ‘List of songs- Moviewise’ tab. Of the four films titled ‘Adhikaar’ the ones released in 1938, 1954, and 1971 have already made their debut on the blog; in fact the ones released in 1954 and 1971 have been Yippeee’d too. The 1938 ‘Adhikaar’ has four out of seven songs on the blog. Today’s post sees ‘Adhikar’ (1986) make is debut on the blog. The song with this post is the one that plays as the movie’s titles play on-screen and we can see this ‘Adhikar’ is an ‘a’ short.

“Adhikar” (1986) was a movie that I recall having seen in a cinema theater. It had the standard, run-of-the-mill story, popular in that period.

A rich girl loves and marries a not so rich man. Her parents initially agree to the wedding but cracks begin to appear in the marriage when the girls’ parents start interfering in the couple’s daily life.

This is the two-line synopsis of movies like ‘Pyar Jhukta Nahi’ (1985), ‘Pyar Ke Kaabil’ (1987) etc.

The common element between ‘Pyar Jhukta Nahin’ (PJN), ‘Pyar Ke Kaabil’ (PKK) and ‘Adhikar’ is Bindu- she played the heroine’s interfering mother in all the three films. PJN had Padmini Kolhapure play a simple girl born to rich parents, and PKK had her (Padmini) play a lady working in her mother’s business venture. ‘Adhikar’ was slightly hat ke in the sense that Tina Munim played a simple girl born to an ambitious mother who wants her to be a singer and become rich & famous. So that should give a brief idea about what the movie was about.

‘Adhikar’ had Tina Munim and Rajesh Khanna play the parents to a sweet boy credited as Master Lucky on some sites (even in the titles of the film) and Baby Bulbul on others. Zarina Wahab, Bindu, Danny, Raza Murad, Murad, Sulochana, Yunus Parvez etc. form the supporting cast. Tanuja is there in a special appearance. Bappi Lahiri is the music director and Indeevar is the lyricist. Lata Mangeshkar, Chandrani Mukherjee, Anupama Deshpande, Uttara Kelkar, Kavita Krishnamoorthy and Kishore Kumar are the playback singers used in the movie. The movie is directed by Vijay Sadanah and produced by Jawaharlal Bafna and Vasant Doshi. It is the last movie that Rajesh Khanna and Tina Munim came together for and then the hit pairing came to an end.

The song with this post plays at the start, establishing Rajesh Khanna’s (Vishal’s) single parent status. The song shows Lucky developing interests in horses etc. Oh, I forgot to add that Rajesh Khanna plays a retired jockey. The sad version, in Kavitha Krishnamurthy’s voice, occurs at the end, when the child sings it to try and revive an unconscious Vishal. Vishal has had an hemorrhage after winning his last race as a jockey, and the doctor has given little hope of his survival. But Vishal survives and the film has a happy ending with the misunderstandings between the couple clearing up.

This song showcases Rajesh Khanna at his emotional best. His charming smile, that reaches his eyes and the mustachioed look, at the start of the song is what I liked about Rajesh Khanna – remember the look he sported at the start of ‘Dushman’ (1971). He was the heart throb of a whole generation of movie goers in the early 70s and he had ardent followers who were loyal to him forever – whatsay Avinash ji, Raja ji, and others!!!! We were upset when Amitabh Bachchan dislodged him but there were people, like yours truly, who loved to see ‘Anand’, ‘Namak Haraam’ as much for Kaka as for Amitabh Bachchan. I loved AB Sr. in ‘Inquilaab’ as much as Kaka in ‘Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avatar”. I am sure there were fans who didn’t know who to choose as favorite. The careers ran parallel for some time. But then all these have been written a number of times and will be written forever till the 70s generation decides who they loved more —- that means forever I suppose.

Thinking of Kaka a.k.a Rajesh Khanna on his birth anniversary. He would have gone a year closer to 80.

Male Voice

Female Voice

Song – Main Dil Tu Dhadkan, Tujh Se Mera Jeevan (Adhikar) (1986) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Indeevar, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

Male Version
oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

suraj se kirnon ka rishta
seep se moti ka
tera mera wo rishta
jo aankh se jyoti ka

main dil tu dhadkan
tujhse mera jeevan
kaanch se jaisa toot jaunga
toota jo ye bandhan
main dil tu dhadkan
tujhse mera jeevan
kaanch se jaisa toot jaunga
toota jo ye bandhan

aa aa aa aa
aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

tu hi khilauna
tu hi saathi
tu hi yaar mera
ek ye chera
ye do baahen
ye sansaar mera
tu hi khilauna
tu hi saathi
tu hi yaar mera
ek ye chera
ye do baahen
ye sansaar mera
khud ko bhi dekha hai tujh mein
tu mera darpan
main dil tu dhadkan
tujhse mera jeevan
kaanch se jaisa toot jaunga
toota jo ye bandhan
main dil tu dhadkan

tere dum se judi hui hai
saanson ki ye kadi
tujhse bidhhad ke jee na sakoonga
main to ek ghadi
tere dum se judi hui hai
saanson ki ye kadi
tujhse bidhhad ke jee na sakoonga
main to ek ghadi
mere jeevan ka ye deepak
tujhse hi roshan
main dil tu dhadkan
tujhse mera jeevan
kaanch se jaisa toot jaunga
toota jo ye bandhan
main dil tu dhadkan

Female Version
main dil tu dhadkan
tujhse mera jeevan
kaanch se jaisa toot jaunga
toota jo ye bandhan
main dil tu dhadkan
tujhse mera jeevan
kaanch se jaisa toot jaunga
toota jo ye bandhan

aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa

tu hi khilauna
tu hi saathi
tu hi yaar mera
ek ye chera
ye do baahen
ye sansaar mera
tu hi khilauna
tu hi saathi
tu hi yaar mera
ek ye chera
ye do baahen
ye sansaar mera
khud ko bhi dekha hai tujh mein
tu mera darpan
main dil tu dhadkan
tujhse mera jeevan
kaanch se jaisa toot jaunga
toota jo ye bandhan
main dil tu dhadkan

aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa

tere dum se judi hui hai
saanson ki ye kadi
saanson ki ye kadi
tujhse bidhhad ke jee na sakoonga
main to ek ghadi
tujhse bidhhad ke jee na sakoonga
main to ek ghadi. . .
main to. . .  ek ghadi. . .

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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Blog Day :

4890 Post No. : 16688

“Laal Quila”(1960) was produced by H L Khanna and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for H L K Productions. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Helen, Tiwari, Kumar, Kamal Kapoor, Rajan Haksar, Ram Singh, Altaf, Rajan Kapoor, Sundar, Shammi, Mridula, Ratnamala, Sheila Vaz, D Babulal, B M Vyas etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered so far.

Here are the details of the songs that have been covered so far :-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s)
442 Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon 25 December 2008 Rafi
1484 Pyaara pyaara sa samaa 22 June 2009 Lata Mangeshkar
7262 Lagta nahin hai dil mera ujde dayaar mein 27 December 2012 Rafi
11721 Jaa re Gokul ke natkhat chor 1 January 2016 Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi
14363 O jaane waale mera jeewan tere hawaale 26 May 2018 Lata Mangeshkar
15538 Jhinchak jhinchak jhin chakaachak pyaar karo 14 April 2020 Rafi, Shamshad Begam

The seventh an final song from the movie is chronologically the first song of the movie. The song gets played as a background song as the movie credits appear on the screen.

The song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

With this song, all the seven songs of “Laal Quila”(1960) have been covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Jaan hatheli par le kar phirte hain ye matwaale (Laal Quila)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

shaheedo ki mazaro par
lagenge har baras mele
haan aan watan par marne waalon ka
yahi naamo nishaan hoga
yahi naamo nishaan hoga

mat bhoolo itihaas puraana
mat bhoolo praacheen kahaani
laal khoon se likhi huyi hai
laal quile ki laal kahaani

jaan hatheli par lekar
phirte hain ye matwaale
jaan hatheli par lekar
phirte hain ye matwaale
chamkenge ban ke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale
watan pe marne waale
apne watan pe marne waale

jo rakhte hain fauladi jigar
o o o o
dushman ke aage jhukte nahin ee
chattaanon se takkar lete hain aen aen
toofaanon se aage rukte nahin
jo sar se udaate hain goli
jo sar se udaate hain goli
taanke (??) hataate hain bhaale
chamkege banke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale
chamkege banke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale

watan pe marne waale
apne watan pe marne waale


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Blog Day :

4864 Post No. : 16655

“Ahsaas”(1979) was directed by S K Suri for Sippy Films, Bombay. This movie had Dina, Parwez, Rakesh Bedi, Kiran Vairaaale, Sahil, Reetarani Kaul, Chaand Usmani, Leela Mishra, Sundar, Mohan Sherry, Asha Potdar, Arun Desai, Deepak, Raj, Sanjay Kaushik, Ashok junior, K S Deshpande, Dinanath etc. The movie had special appearances by Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Simmi, Bindu, Simple Kapadia and Amjad Khan.

This movie, a “quickie” movie between “Sholay” (1975) and “Shaan” (1980) was made with unknown names. This “A” certificate movie, which was publicised on the strength of its special appearance artists viz Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi etc failed at the box office.

I was one of those people who had watched this movie first day first show when it was released in Ranchi (bunking college in the process) and I was duly disappointed.

I disliked the movie and also its songs.

Many decades later, I began to find the songs of this movie to be hummable.

The movie had six songs in it.

Five songs have been covered in the blog so far :-

Song Date
Sapnon ke shahar ham banaayenge ghar 22 May 2009
Kitne Raanjhe tujhe dekhkar bairaagi ban gaye 26 February 2010
Kuchh khone ko dil karta hai 17 August 2012
Roothho na roothho na 7 August 2018
Jo na chhote hain na bade 26 February 2020

Here is the sixth and final song from “Ahsaas”(1979) to appear in the blog. The movie opens with this song. It is sung by Kishore Kumar and Shailendra Singh. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The song is picturised on Parvez and Rakesh Bedi who are seen riding motorbikes, trying to ape Amitabh Bachchan’s motor bike riding song in “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”(1978) – Rote huye aate hain sab hanstaa huaa jo jaayegaa . These two non stars looked ridiculous to me in this picturisation.

Now , more than four decades later, I have grudgingly begun to like this song, not for its picturisation but for its singing. The upstart hero Parvez had the rare privilege of lip syncing in the voice of Kishore Kumar in this movie including in this song. Rakesh Bedi, who played Hero’s side kick, got to lip sync in the voice of Shailendra Singh.

With this song, all the six songs of “Ahsaas”(1979) have been covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Saara zamaana chhod chale (Ahsaas)(1979) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics

ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho o

saara zamaana chhod chale
duniya ki rasmein tod chale
saara zamaana chhod chale
duniya ki rasmein tod chale
dil ho jahaan
pyaar ho jahaan
us duniya ki oar chale

saara zamaana chhod chale
hey duniya ki rasmein tod chale

himmat bhi hai
raftaar bhi
khatron se hai humen pyaar bhi
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
himmat bhi hai raftar bhi
khatron se hai humen pyaar bhi
aage hain hum peechhe jahaan

har mod pe hai naya imtihaan
saara zamaana chhod chale
duniya ki rasmein tod chale
dil ho jahaan pyaar ho jahaan
us duniya ki oar chale

saara zamaana chhod chale
hey duniya ki rasmein tod chale

angoor se honthon waali
haaye
sindoor se gaalon waali
haaye haaye
hey hey hey hey hey
haa haa haa

angoor se honthon waali
sindoor se gaalon waali

jis din koi bha jaayenge
duniya pe hum chha jaayenge
saara zamaana chhod chale
duniya ki rasmein tod chale
dil ho jahaan
pyaar ho jahaan
us duniya ki oar chale

saara zamaana chhod chale
hey duniya ki rasmein tod chale
ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho o
ho
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho o
ho ho ho ho ho


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Blog Day :

4837 Post No. : 16622

Hullo Atuldom

Navratri. Nine nights of festivities. Celebrated through the country in honour of Devi Maa, Maa Durga, or the Holy Trinity of Durga Lakshmi Saraswati. Also Rama’s victory over Ravana and rescuing Devi Seeta from Lanka. No wonder the 10th day of the festival is called Vijaya Dashami.
I have got a Whatsapp forward which gives a perspective of the day as ” Dussehra is a Sanskrit word which means removal of Ten Bad Qualities within oneself, namely
Ahankara (Ego),
Amanavta (Cruelty),
Anyaaya (Injustice),
Kama vasana (Lust),
Krodha (Anger),
Lobha (Greed),
Mada (Pride),
Matsara (Jealousy can also mean competition which is a result of jealousy),
Moha (attachment),
Swartha (Selfishness)”;

which means that ‘Vijaya over these Ten Bad Qualities. (I thought that this was a great thought and hence shared it here)

Dussehra marks the culmination of the Ram Leela, at various venues across the country, with the burning of the effigies of Meghnad (son of Ravana), Kumbhakarna (brother of Ravana) and Ravana himself. Dussehra is also the last day of the Durga Puja for the people from Eastern India (wherever in the world they be). The Durga Puja begins on the sixth day of Navartri, when the idols of the goddess is installed along with those of her children Ganesh and Kartik and Devi Laxmi and Devi Saraswati. Dussehra is the day when the idols are immersed in the holy waters of the rivers after morning puja, kumkum khela etc. Festivities in western India too come to a close with all the rituals associated. So we are at the end of one festival waiting for the next -Deepavali.

Let us bring this festival to a close with this all important aarthi which is from “Purab Aur Paschim” (yes, there are some songs from this film yet to be posted). In the film this traditional aarthi plays at the start to set the story of the movie in motion. It shows Ashok Kumar (whose birth anniversary it was two days ago) leading a group of devotees which includes Kamini Kaushal and Nirupa Roy (13th October was her death anniversary). As the song plays, we see the Union Jack being lowered and replaced by the Indian Tricolour. The movie too becomes ‘color’ from ‘black-n-white’. The aarthi is also used to introduce almost all the characters of the movie, we see ‘Bharat’ growing up from Master Alankar to Manoj Kumar and Bharathi (south Indian actress) growing into ‘Gopi’. The movie closes with the aarthi as Saira Banu accepts that she has liked the Indian way of life and her mother Shammi and brother Rajendranath also join the aarthi.

The aarthi is in the voices of Mahendra Kapoor, Brij Bhushan and Shyama Chittar. The music director for the movie were Kalyanji Anandji, who have stuck to the traditional format in here.

Happy Bijoya/ Vijaya Dashami to one and all.

Video

Audio (Longer)


Song-Om jai jagdeesh hare (Purab Aur Paschim)(1970) Singers-Brij Bhushan, Mahendra Kapoor, Shyama Chittar, Lyrics-Traditional, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

om jai jagdeesh hare
swaami jai jagdeesh hare

bhakt janon ke sankat
daas janon ke sankat

kshan mein door kare
om jai jagdeesh hare

jo dhyaave phal paave
dukh bin se man ka

swaami dukh bin se man ka
sukh sampatti ghar aave
sukh sampatti ghar aave
kasht mite tan ka
om jai jagdeesh hare

maat pitaah tum mere
sharan padoon main kiski
swaami sharan padoon main kiski
tum bin aur na dooja
prabhu bin aur na dooja
aas karoon main kiski
om jai jagdeesh hare

tum pooran parmaatama
tum antaryaami
swaami tum antaryaami
paar brahm parmeshvar
paar brahm parmeshvar
tum sabke swaami
om jai jagdeesh hare

tum karuna ke saagar
tum paalan karta
swaami tum paalan karta
main moorakh khalkaami
main sevak tum swaami
kripa karo bharta
om jai jagdeesh hare
om jai jagdeesh hare
swaami jai jagdeesh hare
bhakt janon ke sankat
daas janon ke sankat
kshan mein door kare
om jai jagdeesh hare

vishay vikaar mitaao
paap haro deva
swaami paap haro deva
shraddha bhakti badhaao
shraddha bhakti badhaao
santan ki seva
om jai jagdeesh hare

tan man dhan sab hai tera
swaami sab kuchh hai tera
swaami sab kuchh hai tera
tera tujhko arpan
tera tujhko arpan
kya laage mera
om jai jagdeesh hare
om jai jagdeesh hare
swaami jai jagdeesh hare
bhakt janon ke sankat
daas janon ke sankat
kshan mein door kare
om jai jagdeesh hare
om jai jagdeesh hare
swaami jai jagdeesh hare
bhakt janon ke sankat
daas janon ke sankat
kshan mein door kare
om jai jagdeesh hare


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 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 :

4747 Post No. : 16475

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 145 # Samjhauta-1973
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Browsing the blog always brings some surprises for me and reminds me of some forgotten songs. There are movies where some of their songs are very popular and familiar, while the some songs from these films remained unexplored and forgotten.

Today’s movie is one such example.

Lots of nostalgia is associated for me with the “Samjhauta”(1973) songs ‘badi door se aaye hain, pyaar ka tohfaa laaye hain’ and ‘samjahuta ghamon se kar lo’. I have not watched this movie but I was aware of these songs as these songs were extremely popular songs of those days, even among people who never watched this movie. Recently I came across this movie on the blog and then I realised that only three songs (including the multiple version title song) from this movie have been covered on the blog. The third song being ‘sab ke rehte lagtaa hai jaise koi nahin hai meraa’. I am familiar with this song as well. But I was oblivious of the remaining two songs from this movie.

Moreover, if we note the dates of the earlier songs posted – two in 2008 and one in 2010 (or precisely on 24.07.2010)- the last time a song from “Samjhauta”(1973) was covered in the blog as was nearly eleven years ago !

Today I present the fourth song from this movie ‘Samjhauta-1973’.

“Samjhautaa-1973” was directed by Ajoy Biswas for ‘Jwala Pictures Pvt. Ltd, Bombay’. It was produced by Sundeep Sethi. It had Yogita Bali, Anil Dhawan, Shatrughan Sinha, Ajitesh, Pradeep Kumar, Naaz, Sulochana, Asit Sen, Sajjan, Randhir, Tarun Bose, Jankidas, Manik Dutt, Jagdish Raj, Polsan, Dilip Dutt, Madhu Apte, Samar Roy, Gautam Mukherji, Bachan Singh, Sajan, Prem Master Bunty.

This movie introduced Ajitesh Bannerjee, and Keshto Mukherjee and Bipin Gupta had a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Sukhen Das, whereas the screenplay and dialogues of this movie was written by Inder Raj Anand.

Editing of this movie was done by Tarun Dutta.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 31.05.1973.

This movie had six songs including one multiple version song.

Lyrics for five out of six songs were written by Indeevar (including one multiple version song) and for one song lyrics were written by Verma Malik.

Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Following is the list of the songs from this movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1981-1980).

Sno Song Title Singer Lyricist Posted On
1 Tanak tuk tandaa… aise logon ka dhandhaa Kishore Kumar Verma Malik Being discussed today
2 Badi door se aaye hain Mohd Rafi Indeevar 03.12.2008
3 Koi nahin hai meraa Mohd Rafi Indeevar 21.11.2008
4 Samjhauta ghamon se kar lo Lata Mangeshkar Indeevar 24.07.2010
5 Sainkado Kishore yahaan… Kishore Kumar Indeevar Not Posted yet
6 Samjhauta ghamon se kar lo Kishore Kumar Indeevar 24.07.2010

In the movie credits the name of Mukesh is mentioned among playback singers, with Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Mohd Rafi. (Mukesh’s voice appears in the song ‘badi door se aaye hain)

Today’s song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Anil Dhawan is lip-syncing the song and performing on it on screen. Asit Sen and many others can be seen in the picturisation of this song.

This song is the very first song in the movie and appears as the movie starts. The song is shown as played at a ‘nautanki function’ in a village setting, where the hero is laments at the society’s changing behaviour and how the moral values are going down.

Audio

Video


Song-Aise logon ka dhandhaa arrey kabhi na hoga mandaa (Samjhauta)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

he ae he he
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
ha ha

aise logon ka dhandhaa
arey kabhi na hoga mandaa
bhai jiski jeb mein teen degreeyaan
chori jhoothh aur chandaa
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
ha ha

aise logon ka dhandhaa
arey kabhi na hoga mandaa
bhai jiski jeb mein teen degreeyaan
chori jhoothh aur chandaa
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
ha ha

haath mein degree ee
haath mein degree BA ki hai
phir bhi ee
man mein bhari hai udaasi ee
haath mein degree BA ki hai
phir bhi man mein udaasi
sochaa thha kuchh ban ke rahenge
ban gaye ye chapraasi
salaam saab
mai baap
mai baap
pandrah saal ki mehnat pe bhi
phir gayaa dekho randaa
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
ha ha
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
ha ha

isney usko o
arey isney usko
usney usko
usney usko lootaa haa
pataa nahin lagtaa hai yaaron
kisne kisko lootaa
haay haay
kisne kisko lootaa
Golmaal sab kar jaate hain
Karke gorakhdhandhaa
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
ha ha
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
ha ha

jo deta bhaashan hai dharam pe
ae ae ae ae ae
jo deta bhaashan hai dharam pe
uske dil mein dharam nahin
aankh pe do sau ka chashmaa hai
phir bhi aankh mein sharam nahin
dharam karam ko khaa gayaa dekho
ye chaandi ka phandaa
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
ha ha
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
hey hey

sun lo
sun lo
yaaron zamaanaa kaisaa paltaa hai
o sun lo sun lo
yaaron zamaanaa kaisaa paltaa hai
kaam duniya ka jo dekho
ho rahaa ultaa ultaa hai
gadhe ki keemat hai do sau
o o o o o
gadhe ki keemat hai do sau
aadmi sau mein biktaa hai
haan
sab kuchh ho gayaa mehengaa lekin
sastaa ho gaya bandaa
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa
he he

aise logon ka dhandhaa
arey kabhi na hoga mandaa
bhai jiski jeb mein teen digreeyaan
chori jhoothh aur chandaa
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda
tanak tuk tanda aa


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 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 :

4746 Post No. : 16473

Sixty-five years have passed since ‘Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje’ (1955) -JJPB for short – was released. I had seen the film in a theatre in South Mumbai either in 1955 or 1956 (this film had run for nearly 2 years in a single theatre in Mumbai). But I had no recollection of much of the film. It was only after I watched some parts of the film on the video sharing platforms over a period of time, I could connect some scenes from the film I saw in my childhood. The film still evokes interest of the cinema lovers especially of those who relish the classical dance/music.

I am now in a better position the appreciate a bold and somewhat adventurous decision Shantaram took to produce and direct JJPB with the classical dance as a theme. If not handled properly, the theme could have turned the film into a documentary rather than a feature film. It was a high budget film in a technicolour extravaganza. Shantaram’s bold and daring decision to make JJPB has be admired in the backdrop of the following handicaps he faced:

(1) The successive failures at the box office of ‘Surang’ (1953) and ‘Subah Ka Taara’ (1954), both directed by V Shantaram had already put a financial strain on his banner, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. Under the circumstances, producing a film with a classical dance theme which Shantaram had never handled in the past, that too in technicolour was fraught with a huge financial risk.

(2) There were examples in the 1940s when Sagar Movietone made ‘Kumkum The Dancer’ (1940) and Wadia Movietone made ‘Court Dancer/Raj Nartaki’ (1941) with classical dance theme. The results were not encouraging. Both these films failed at the box office putting the financial strains on the respective banners. Eventually, Sagar Movietone had to be merged with National Studio and Wadia Movietone got split between Wadia Brothers and the Wadia Studio was sold to V Shantaram.

(3) It was a high budget film but the lead actors in the film were non-stars – a handicap for the box office collections. The lead actor, Gopi Krishna was just emerging as a choreographer in a couple of films while the lead actress, Sandhya had acted in two Hindi films prior to getting the lead role of a dancer in JJPB. Moreover, she was not a trained classical dancer like Vyjayantimala who had already became a star actor-dancer and had the capacity to attract the crowd in the theatres much higher than that of Sandhya.

Despite these handicaps, going ahead with JJPB showed the confidence level of Shantaram as a director and a master craftsman of the cinema medium. Probably, Shantaram may have felt that with his technicolour film, he was in a better postion to present the classical dance theme than what Sagar Movietone and Wadia Movietone had made in 1940-41. He put Sandhya under Gopikrishna for the intensive dance training for over a year which included training during the shooting of the film as well.

Shantaram was very successful in winning over the audience who had rejected his previous two films. He made the Indian classical dances visually appealing to the audience by presenting them in a hybrid choreography, coupled with the lavish settings. The visuals in Technicolour appealed to the audience. The film became Shantaram’s most successful films on the box office front. More than the commercial success of the film, it was personal satisfaction for Shantaram as a producer-director when JJPB won the National Award and the Filmfare Award for the Best Film for 1955.

Since JJPB was all about Indian classical dances, it was apparent that the songs need to be based on the Hindustani classical music. It is said that some well-wishers of Shantaram including Vasant Desai had suggested him to entrust the music direction of the film to Naushad who had emerged as a star music director in the classical genre after the phenomenal success of his songs in ‘Baiju Bawra’ (1952). But Shantaram entrusted the music direction to Vasant Desai. It is interesting to note that after ‘Dahej’ (1950), as a music director, Vasant Desai was not associated with Shantaram’s subsequent films, ‘Parchhaain’ (1952), ‘Surang’ (1953), ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’ (1953) and ‘Subah Ka Taara’ (1954).

In his zeal to prove the confidence reposed on him by his mentor, Vasant Desai travelled all over India to pick up the best musicians for his music team for JJPB. In Jammu, he picked up Shiv Kumar Sharma, an upcoming Santoor player who was still in his teen at that time. From Banaras, he picked up Pandit Samta Prasad, the renowned Tabla player. Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan of Indore played sitar for Vasant Desai. In JJPB, Santoor as a musical instrument was used for the first time which later became a part of many Hindi film songs and background music.

After almost all the songs had been recorded, Vasant Desai had composed the title song in raga ‘Darbari’ for which he persuaded Ustad Amir Khan to sing. Ustad Amir Khan arrived at the recording studio for the final rehearsal and recording. At the last moment, Vasant Desai felt that he should get consent of Shantaram before the recording. So, he invited him to the recording studio to listen to the final rehearsal. Upon listening to the rehearsal, Shantaram was unhappy. He called Vasant Desai to an adjoining room and advised him to cancel the recording and suggested to either change the tune or the singer or both. Somehow Vasant Desai, on some pretext, persuaded Ustad Amir Khan to come for the recording the next day.

A nervous Vasant Desai reached home and sat down quietly. He did not know what was wrong with the composition and could not sleep that night. Early morning, it dawned to him that all the dances in the film had very fast tempo and rhythm whereas his tune was in very slow tempo and so were the aalaaps. Vasant Desai composed the same song in Raga Adana in very fast tempo and aalaaps. He rehearsed the new tune with Ustad Amir Khan in the presence of Shantaram who was pleased with the new composition. [Source of this triva on title song -”Journal of SIRC”, Annual 2012].

I am presenting here the much talked about title song, ‘jhanak jhanak paayal baaje’ rendered by Ustad Amir Khan. The words are of Hasrat Jaipuri and the music composition is of Vasant Desai.

The title song became so popular that Ustad Amir Khan used to get ‘farmaish’ in his public concerts to sing the title song. Later, Ustad Amir Khan started singing a much-elongated version of this song (nearly 9 minutes) in his concerts and the gramophone record for the same was released. Ustad Amir Khan sang live the title song of the film on the occasion of the diamond jubilee (60th week) celebration of the film in the presence of the distinguished guests at the Liberty cinema in Mumbai.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Audio Clip (Concert Verson):

Song-Jhanak jhanak paayal baaje (Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje)(1955) Singer-Ustad Amir Khan, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Vasant Desai

Chorus

Lyrics: (Based on Audio Clip)

jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

paayaliya ki runak jhunak par
paayaliya ki runak jhunak par
chham chham manwa naa..che
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

neel gagan bhi sunkar jhoome
madhur madhur jhanka…ar
madhur madhur jhankaar
soyi dharti jaag uthhi hai
soyi dharti jaag uthhi hai
goonj uthha sansaar
raag rang bhi saa…je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

jhanak jhanak paa…yal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

[sargam]
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

(aaaaaaaaaaaa)

jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal baa..je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
paayal baa….je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal aaa baa..je ae
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal baa…je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
jhanak-jhanak paayal baaje
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
jhanak-jhanak paayal baaje


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