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Blog Day : 3700 Post No. : 14621

Today (4 september 2018) happens to be the 3700th day of existence for this blog. Though we have had 37 such centuries so far, we began to take notice of this century only from century number 34 (viz post number 3400) onwards.

We began to post special articles and songs to mark these special occasions. The 3400th day has an interesting post by Sudhir Jee followed by a post by me and thus started the tradition of celebrating these special kinds of centuries in the blog.

3400th day saw the 3400th song from the decade of 1960s being covered in the blog and that happened to be the century post for lyricist Shewan Rizvi.

Then the 3500th day saw Sudhir Jee digging out a song containing the word “hazaar” in it while I covered a joie de vivre song containing the word “shehnaai” in it.

3600th day saw the memorable title song of “Naseeb”(1981) being discussed on the occasion.

Today (4 september 2018) happens to be the 3700th day of the blog. This occasion too merits special posts marking the occasion. It turns out that the special posts being covered on the occasion were originally meant for some other special occasions, but they are finally ending up as posts celebrating THIS occasion.

For Instance, Sudhir Jee’s post, a thesis par excellence on the HFM scene of 1936, which also coveres K N Singh in detail, was originally meant as part of our series on “Yearwise statistics of HFM”, whose previous instalment was covered in 2015, so this article was in the making for nearly three years. 🙂

Likewise, the song and the topic that I cover in this post was originally meant to be covered on the day the blog turned ten years old, viz on 19 july 2018. My plan was to have a detailed statistical analysis of Mubarak Begam accompanied by her 100th song in the blog. As things happened, I could not achieve that target. Finally we reconciled by marking Mubarak Begam’s century later, coinciding it with the last century of the blog, viz the post number 14600.

I had decided that the next Mubarak Begam song that I was going to cover would contain the statistical analysis of Mubarak Begam. Like Sudhir Jee, I too have decided to fast forward my efforts to coincide my article to appear today as part of 3700th day celebrations.

My research on Mubarak Begam, which has taken me several weeks, reveal that she may have sung a little more than 200 songs in HFM (plus in Bhojpuri, Avadhi etc), and my figure is higher than what is mentioned online by “authentic” sources. I found that quite a few songs not sung by Mubarak Begam are incorrectly attributed to her online. On the other hand, several songs sung by her have gone unattributed to her. Even HFGK does not fully credit all her songs to her. I found that a few movies whose songs contain no mention of singers in HFGK are sung by Mubarak Begam. Finally I ended up a tally of 195 Mubarak Begam songs from 125 movies. I am quite sure that this figure would go up and cross 200 as I listen to a few more songs that are not attributed to any singers in HFGK.

That research would wait. In the meanwhile, here is the moviewise break up of Mubarak Begam songs that I have been able to locate. I have also mentioned the number of Mubarak Begam songs from these movies that have been covered in the blog.

Mubarak Begam songs in movies
SN Movie Year MD Songs by Mubarak Begam in the blog Songs by Mubarak Begam in the movie Remarks
1 Aaiye 1949 Naashaad 2 2 One solo, one duet with Lata
2 Basera 1950 M A Rauf 2 4 Three solo, one duet with B S Nanji
3 Dolti Naiyya 1950 Ram Prasad 0 1 Sung with Nargis (singer) and Munni
4 Phoolon ke Haar 1951 Hansraj Bahl 1 7 Five solos, two duets with Devendra Mohan
5 Mamta 1952 Sonik 1 2 One solo, one duet with Premlata
6 Mordhwaj 1952 Narayan Dutt 0 2 Two solos
7 Sheesha 1952 Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 One solo
8 Chaar Chaand 1953 Naashaad 1 1 One duet with Shivram
9 Dharm Patni 1953 Jamal Sen 1 1 One solo
10 Daaera 1953 Jamal Sen 4 4 Three solo, one duet with Rafi
11 Africa 1954 Robin Chatterji 1 2 Two solos
12 Ameer 1954 Pt Lachchiram 0 2 Two solos
13 Aulaad 1954 Sardar Malik 1 1 One duet with Shamshad Begam
14 Chaandni Chowk 1954 Roshan 1 1 One solo
15 Daak Baabu 1954 Dhaniram 2 2 One solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood
16 Gawaiyya 1954 Ram Ganguly 2 2 Two solo
17 Gul Bahaar 1954 Dhaniram 1 2 Two solo
18 Haar Jeet 1954 S D Batish 1 2 One solo, one duet with Geeta Dutt
19 Maan 1954 Anil Biswas 1 1 One duet with Kalyani
20 Rishta 1954 K Datta 2 2 Two solo
21 Sangam 1954 Ram Ganguly 1 1 One duet with Talat Mehmood
22 Shabaab 1954 Naushad 1 1 Song with Rafi and Bande Hasan
23 Baradari 1955 Naashaad 1 1 One duet with Lata
24 Devdas 1955 S D Burman 1 1 One solo
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1955 Iqbal Qureshi 0 2 Two solo
26 Khaandaan 1955 A R Qureshi 1 1 One duet with Yashodhara
27 Kundan 1955 Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 One solo
28 Patit Paawan 1955 Jamal Sen 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
29 Post Master 1955 Ram Ganguly 0 2 One solo, one duet with O P Verma
30 Rukhsaana 1955 Sajjad Hussain 2 2 One solo, one duet with Asha Bhonsle
31 Sakhi Lutera 1955 Iqbal Qureshi 1 1 One solo
32 Sau Ka Note 1955 S Mohinder 1 1 One duet with Shamshad Begam
33 Shaahi Chor 1955 Dhaniram 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
34 Shah Behram 1955 Hansraj Bahl 0 1 One solo
35 Taatar Ka Chor 1955 Khayyam 1 1 One song with Talat Mehmood and Asha Bhonsle
36 Aan Baan 1956 Husnlal Bhagatram 0 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
37 Aawaara Shahzaadi 1956 Naashaad 0 2 One solo, one duet with Shashikant
38 Baadal Aur Bijli 1956 Bipin Baabul 1 3 Two solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood
39 Baaghi Sardaar 1956 B N Bali 1 2 Two solo
40 Baghdad Ka Jaadoo 1956 Shafi M Nagri 3 3 Two solo, one duet with Manmohan Krishna
41 Dhola Maaru 1956 S K Pal 0 2 Two solo
42 Do Shahzaade 1956 Pt Lachchiram 0 2 Two solo
43 Fighting Queen 1956 Nisaar Bazmi 0 3 Three solo
44 Harihar Bhakti 1956 K Datta 1 4 Two solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood, one duet with Sulochana Chonkar
45 Hatimtai 1956 S N Tripathi 0 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
46 Jungle Queen 1956 Nisaar Bazmi 0 4 Four solo
47 Laal e Yaman 1956 A R Qureshi 0 1 One solo
48 Rangeen Raaten 1956 Roshan 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
49 Sultaana Daaku 1956 Bipin Babul 0 2 Two solo
50 Fashion 1957 Hemant Kumar 0 1 One duet with Sulochana Chonkar
51 Gateway of India 1957 Madan Mohan 1 1 One song with Asha Bhonsle, Meena Mangeshkar and Usha Mangeshkar
52 Paak Daaman 1957 Ghulam Mohammad 0 1 One song with Rafi, S Balbir and Mirza Musharraf
53 Paataal Pari 1957 S Mohinder 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
54 Paisa 1957 Ram Ganguly 0 1 One solo
55 Parveen 1957 A R Qureshi 1 2 Two solo
56 Chetak Rana Pratap 1958 Iqal Qureshi 0 1 One solo
57 Jungle Princess 1958 Bipin Mehboob 1 1 One duet with Jaani Babu Qawwaal
58 Madhumati 1958 Salil Chaudhary 1 1 One solo
59 Sim Sim Marjeena 1958 A R Qureshi 0 1 One song with Rafi and Sudha Malhotra
60 Behraam Daaku 1959 Saadat Khan 1 1 One solo
61 Blackmailer 1959 Iqbal 0 1 One solo
62 Cheeni Jaadoogar 1959 Shafi M Nagri 0 2 Two solo
63 Circus Queen 1959 Shafi M Nagri 1 3 One solo, two duets with S Balbir
64 Hero No 1 1959 Iqbal 0 2 Two solo
65 Maa Ka Aansoo 1959 Sardar Malik 0 1 One solo
66 Mughal e Azam 1960 Naushad 0 1 One song with Lata and Shamshad Begam
67 Return of Mr Superman 1960 Anil Biswas 1 1 One solo
68 Veer Durgadas 1960 S N Tripathi 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
69 Zaalim Jaadoogar 1960 Iqbal Qureshi 2 3 One duet with Khursheed Bawra
70 Arab Ka Sitaara 1961 Saadat Ali 1 4 Three solo, one duet with Minu Purushottam
71 Daakoo Mansoor 1961 Krishn Kamal 1 1 One solo
72 Dekhi Teri Bambai 1961 Vinod 1 1 One duet with S Balbir
73 Hamaari Yaad Aayegi 1961 Snehal Bhatkar 2 2 One solo, one duet with Mukesh
74 Nightbird 1961 Iqbal 1 1 One duet with Chaandbala
75 Piya Milan Ki Aas 1961 S N Tripathi 1 1 One solo
76 Shaahi Farmaan 1961 Harbans 0 2 Two solo
77 State Express 1961 Gunjan 1 1 One solo
78 Zindagi Aur Khwaab 1961 Dattaram 1 1 One solo
79 Cobra Girl 1963 S N Tripathi 1 1 One duet with Suman Kalyanpur
80 Hamraahi 1963 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One solo
81 Sunahri Naagin 1963 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One duet with Kamal Barot
82 Ye Dil Kisko Doon 1963 Iqbal Qureshi 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
83 Aandhi Aur Toofaan 1964 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
84 Balma Bada Nadaan (Bhojpuri) 1964 Hemant Kumar 0 1 One solo
85 Benazir 1964 S D Burman 2 2 One solo, one duet with Asha Bhonsle
86 Fariyaad 1964 Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 Two solo, one duet with Rafi
87 Hameer Hathh 1964 Sanmukh Babu Upadhya 1 1 One solo
88 Kab Hoihain Gavanwa Hamaar (Bhojpuri) 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 0 2 Two solo
89 Magic Carpet 1964 Ram Prasad 0 1 One solo
90 Marvel Man 1964 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
91 Naihar Chhutal Jaaye (Bhojpuri) 1964 Jaidev 0 1 One solo
92 Pahaadi Naagin 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 1 2 One solo, one duet with Ambar Kumar
93 Punar Milan 1964 C Arjun 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
94 Qawwaali Ki Raat 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 2 2 Two duets with Rafi
95 Shagoon 1964 Khayyam 1 1 One duet with Talat Mehmood
96 Tarzan and Captain Kishore 1964 Manoharlal-S Kishan 0 2 Two solos
97 Aarzoo 1965 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
98 Black Arrow 1965 Iqbal Qureshi 0 1 One duet with Jaani Babu Qawwaal
99 Khooni Khazaana 1965 S Kishan 1 1 One solo
100 Main Hoon Jaadoogar 1965 Nashaad-Premnath 1 2 One duet with Meena Patki, one duet with Suman Kalyanpur
101 Mohabbat Iski Kehte Hain 1965 Khayyam 1 1 One solo
102 Morey Man Mitwa 1965 Dattaram 1 1 One solo
103 Shakespearwaallah 1965 Prayag Raj 1 1 One solo
104 Tarzan and King Kong 1965 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
105 Gogola 1966 Roy-Frank 2 2 One duet with Talat Mehmood, one duet with Mahendra Kapoor
106 Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare 1966 Madan Mohan 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
107 Professor Aur Jaadoogar 1966 Sardar Singh 1 1 One solo
108 Susheela 1966 C Arjun 2 2 One solo, one duet with Rafi
Same songs were later reused in “Subah Zaroor Aayegi”(1977)
109 Teesri Kasam 1966 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Shambhu Qawwaal
110 Zimbo Finds a Son 1966 Sapan Jagmohan 0 1 One duet with Bhupinder Singh
111 Aawaara Ladki 1967 Dhaniram 0 1 One solo
112 Around The World 1967 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Sharda
113 Mera Bhai Mera Dushman 1967 Khayyam 0 2 One solo, one duet with S Balbir
114 Poonam Ka Chaand 1967 Ninu Majumdar 0 1 One solo
115 Juaari 1968 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One song with Suman Kalyanpur and Krishna Bose
116 Nadirshah 1968 S N Tripathi 0 1 One solo
117 Saraswati Chandra 1968 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One solo
118 Ham Ek Hain 1969 Usha Khanna 0 1 One duet with Kamal Barot
119 Murder on Highway (UR) 1970 C Arjun 0 1 One solo
120 Chandan 1971 Sonik Omi 0 2 One solo, one duet with Usha Mangeshkar
121 Narad Leela 1972 Narayan Dutt 0 1 One solo
122 Chattan Singh 1974 Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 One solo
123 Ramu To Deewaana Hai 1980 Chandru 1 2 Two solo
124 Ganga Maang Rahi Balidaan 1981 Prem Dhawan 0 3 Three duets with Shamshad Begam
125 Sister 1982 J Kaushik 1 1 One solo

One can see from the above that Mubarak Begam typically got two or three songs in a movie and that she typically got to sing in five or six movies in a year. In addition, she mostly sang in small budget movies that had small time struggling music directors in them. In all, she worked with 61 music directors. So, on an average, she sang three or four songs with each of her music directors.

On rare occasions, she got to work with A grade music directors, viz Naushad and S D Burman, but only in two movies each. The music director who collaborated with her most frequently was Iqbal Qureshi. She had 15 songs with him from nine movies. These are the figures for her most fruitful collaboration ! She was not able to forge any long term collaboration with any established music directors and that is reflected in her poor return of around 200 songs in a career spanning nearly three decades.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Circus Queen”(1959). This movie was directed by Noshir Engineer for Basant Pictures, Bombay. The movie had John Cawas, Nadia, Samar Roy, Sheila Kashmiri, Sheikh, Neelofar, Habeeb, Master Suresh, Shree Bhagwan, Mansoor, Dalpat, Ajit Kumar, Abdullah, Julien, Korega, Yadav, angre, S B Gayakvad etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

HFGK does not mention the singers of the four songs from this movie. On listening to these songs, one finds that as many as three of these songs contain the voice of Mubarak Begam in them.

Here is the second song from “Circus Queen”(1959) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shafi M Nagri.

The song is picturised as a club dance song. I am unable to identify the dancer. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer as well as the other actors visible in the picturisation.

Audio

Video

Song-O ho dil waale (Circus Queen)(1959) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Shafi M Nagri
Chorus

Lyrics

o ho dil waale

o ho dil waale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le
o ho dil waale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

nain teekhe hain qaatil nigaahen
meri phoolon se naazuk hain baahen
nain teekhe hain qaatil nigaahen
meri phoolon se naazuk hain baahen
chaal behki huyi
zulf mehki huyi
mere mukhde pe jhoome ujaale
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

aa haseenon ki mehfil mein aa ke
dekh le do ghadi muskuraa ke
aa haseenon ki mehfil mein aa ke
dekh le do ghadi muskuraa ke
saaj dil ka uthha
geet khushiyon ke gaa
jhoom kar zindagi ka maza le
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

zindagi hai safar jeenewaale
hanste hanste guzar jeene waale
zindagi hai safar jeenewaale
hanste hanste guzar jeene waale
kho ke masti mein jee
hai yahi zindagi
kar na dil ko ghamon ke hawaale
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

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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 : 3690 Post No. : 14600

हम हाल ए दिल सुनाएँगे, सुनिए के ना सुनिए
सौ बार मुस्कुराएंगे, सुनिए के ना सुनिए॰ ॰ ॰

Or
मुझको अपने गले लगा लो ए मेरे हमराही॰ ॰ ॰

Or
मेरे आंसुओं पे ना मुस्कुरा, कई ख़्वाब थे जो मचल गए॰ ॰ ॰

Or maybe
दीप के संग जलूँ मैं॰ ॰ ॰

Or maybe even
निगाहों से दिल में चले आइयेगा॰ ॰ ॰

And but why not
कभी तनहाईओं में यूं, हमारी याद आएगी॰ ॰ ॰

If I start listing favorites, then it will take a long time to get to the matter of the subject. Ah yes, the songs listed above clearly point to the artist this article is about. The songs listed are iconic as well as popular hits. When she recorded “Kabhi Tanhaai’on Mein. . .”, and her father listened to it for the first time, his prophetic reaction was that this song is going to remain in popular memory for generations. And these words are so true for so many of her other songs, if the above sampler is anything to go by. Going beyond the barriers of time and space, her songs continue to enchant and touch listeners and lovers of this music, across the world.

Yes, there is something about this voice – something so special that the emotion descends right down into the being and reach the soul. A voice that is soft like the first beams of the rising sun, that is fresh like the petals of a newly blossomed flower, that carries the brightness of a velvety full moon, that is gentle like the humming of the unhurried breeze of early morning, that carries within a perceptible tinge of a soothing pathos, signaling a touch of sadness that simply engulfs your heart when the words play “. . .tum ko kya batlaaun main, ke tumse kitna pyaar hai”. The emotions makes the heart overflow with a tender fondness of love, while at the same time you feel you can’t hold back your tears for the beseeching pleas from the heart.

That is the magic of her voice, that keeps bringing me back to her songs, over and over again. The tinge of sadness is evident even in the lilting songs of happiness, as if expressing the imperative emotion acknowledging the frailty of existence and the ephemeral passing of the moments of joy – a fleeting this and a fleeting that, and soon the life is done with. That despondency that always sits low at the bottom edge of the voice, is what makes it so endearing.

Mubarak Begum – an artist, an uneducated, unlettered artist, who struggled throughout her career, both to make a mark and to make ends meet at home – was the owner of this contented combination of ecstasy and sadness. A voice that will never be forgotten so long as there is a needle that can be placed on shellac.

Arriving at the 14 thousandth and 6 hundredth station of this remarkable journey that has lasted for over a decade now, we also combine the celebration with a century of songs for this remarkable, remarkably underrated and incredibly ignored artist. In an active career that lasted for a little over three decades – of which the last decade was a pitiful smattering of singing assignments, few and far between – she did not even get to a 200 song mark, despite the fact that she recorded the type of superlative gems that are sampled above.

She was born on 4th January in 1940, at Jhunjhunu in Churu district of Rajasthan. Her mother’s name was Chand Bibi. When she was born, a learned person associated with the family said that she has taken birth under very auspicious planetary conjunctions, and suggested that the child should be named ‘Mubarak’.

Her father was a lorry driver. She was one of five siblings. Her voice was tuneful and her singing was impressive from her early years. The family moved when she was just a child, to Ahmedabad. Her father arranged for her tutelage in classical music under the guidance of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan and Ustad Riyaazudin Khan. After spending her childhood in Ahemdabad, she moved once again with family to Bombay. The burden of the family and its economic frailty did not allow Mubarak to attend school. She could read a little, and not write much. It is said that in later years, when she would go for recordings, she would commit the song and its renditions into memory during the rehearsals, and would sing from memory when the recording happened.

In circumstances not clear, she was introduced to Rafiq Ghazanvi, and impressed as he was with her singing, he called her for an audition and recording. Appearing in a recording studio for the first time, encircled by a large number of people she was unfamiliar with, and standing in front of the mike, ready to render a piece, she lost her nerve and no sound came from her. She left the recording studio in this extreme stage fright. The incident was repeated once again, this time for a recording session for a film produced by Ram Daryani. Given that her first successful recordings is from 1949, these failed attempts would be in the time frame of 1948-49.

Then in 1949, producer and actor Yakub gave her a chance to sing for his film ‘Aaiye’. This first successful recording was “Mohe Aane Lagi Angdaai Re”. Her singing was impressive and the word started to go around. Hansraj Behl invited her to sing 6 songs in the 1951 film ‘Phoolon Ke Haar’. Jamaal Sen called her to sing for him in 1953 – the film was ‘Daaera’. It is said that producer Kamaal Amrohi was so possessive of his film, and also very proud of its music and songs, that at a meeting of distributors, he was reluctant to show the film, but readily agreed to share the music and the songs.

In 1955, when ‘Devdas’ was under preparation, Sachin Da (SD Burman) called her over to sing the soulful ghazal of Sahir Sb – “Wo Na Aayenge Palat Kar. . .”. Bimal Roy, the producer and director was summarily impressed by her singing. Then in 1957 – recording of the mujra song for ‘Madhumati’ – “Hum Haal e Dil Sunaayenge. . .”.  Originally this was supposed to be a brief shot with just one she’er – “Tumhaara Dil Mere Dil Ke Muqaabil Ho Nahin Sakta. . .”, and just this one couplet and the next the couplet were recorded. On hearing the recording, Bimal Roy was so enchanted that he told Salil Chaudhry to make this a full song. And so, Shailendra was asked to write more and complete this ghazal (which incidentally based on certain references, is partly borrowed from the famous poet Daagh Dehlavi). So the part song was recreated as a full song and Mubarak Begum was called in for the recording once again.

The episode of ‘Hamaari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961) and the song “Kabhi Tanhaai’on Mein Yun. . .” is well known. Lata was the original choice of the producer Kedar Sharma and music director Snehal Bhatkar. But when an ego clash happened based on certain exchange between the producer and the singer, Kedar Sb replace Lata with Mubarak Begum, instead of giving in. The recording and the rendition – well, rest is history. This song became the signature recognition of the artist forever.

But this episode also possibly created a certain animosity between the singers. This, and then maybe the next major similar face-off between the two – when Shankar Jaikishan called in Mubarak Begum to record the wonderful hit song “Mujhko Apne Galey Laga Lo. . .” for the film ‘Hamraahi’ (1963), in a period when Lata was refusing to sing with Rafi Sb. It is Mubarak Begum’s claim (which she also mentioned to me in a private conversation) that she was systematically singled out to be sidelined by pressurizing producers and music directors. She has gone on record to state that there are instances (films ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ and ‘Kaajal’ both from 1965) when songs originally recorded in her voice were later on replaced by newer recordings in a different voice.

For an artist already from an economically weak origins, such bias and prejudice wrought havoc with her personal situations. Fate dealt her some very difficult cards in her life. Her husband abandoned her quite early, and vanished without a trace. Her daughter was diagnosed with Parkinsons at a very early age. With just a handful of recordings in the 70s and then almost no assignments after that, it can be easily surmised as to the difficult years she spent in her advancing age. At one time, with the help of some industry friends and with the intervention of Sunil Dutt, who was active in politics and a minister in the govt. for some time, she was given a small flat in Jogeshwari area of Bombay, and a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 was allocated. In 2008, the Films Division prepared a biopic-documentary on her life, which was screened first time at the International Film Festival in Goa that year.

She passed away on 18th July, 2016.

In 2011, a program was held in Delhi, at which she performed live, some of her most famous songs, plus some songs at the request of the audience. After the performance, AK ji (of Songs Of Yore) and I went backstage to have a brief private conversation with her. She was weak and needed help to even get up and walk. We talked for about fifteen minutes – she had complaints about the industry, as to how she was treated, and how her assignments were changed, even after recordings that were approved for release. A sad end to a difficult life of such gifted artist.

For the century celebrations of Mubarak Begum, I have picked this gem of a lilting rendition from ‘Daak Babu’ – a film from 1954. Listening to this song, I was surprised to see that this song is not already showcased on our blog. Such a beautiful song – lovely words, sweet melody and such lovely rendition – how this song has escaped the attention of listeners is a surprise. The song writer is Prem Dhawan and the music is composed by Dhaniram.

Anyway, we have it up now on our blog, and for your listening pleasure. Centuries and centuries have come and passed. And many more are still awaited. Congratulations to Atul ji and all the band-wagoneers. Enjoy this enchanting song of first love.

Song – Ik Pardesi Mann Bhaaya, Mere Mann Bhaaya  (Daak Babu) (1954) Singer – Mubarak Begum, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Dhaniram

Lyrics

ik pardesi mann bhaaya
mere mann
mere mann bhaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

akhian mein aan samaaya
jo aan
jo aan samaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

mann boley ye teri bhool hai
mann boley
mann boley ye teri bhool hai
tu un charnon ki dhool hai
tu un charnon ki dhool hai
par mujhko samajh na aaya
samajh na
samajh na aaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo
main aaj sambhal na paaun ri
main aaj
main aaj sambhal na paaun ri
main jhoomon ri balkhaaun ri
main jhoomon ri balkhaaun ri
kis ne ye jaadu jagaaya
ye jaadu
ye jaadu jagaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo
mera un sang itna naata ri
mera un sang
mera un sang itna naata ri
unhen dekhe mann khil jaata ri
unhen dekhe mann khil jaata ri
jisey dekh jiya lehraaya
ke jiyaraa
ke jiya lehraaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

ik pardesi mann bhaaya
mere mann
mere mann bhaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इक परदेसी मन भाया
मेरे मन
मेरे मन भाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

अखियन में आन समाया
जो आन
जो आन समाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

मन बोले ये तेरी भूल है
मन बोले
मन बोले ये तेरी भूल है
तू उन चरणों की धूल है
तू उन चरणों की धूल है
पर मुझको समझ ना आया
समझ ना
समझ ना आया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
मैं आज संभाल ना पाऊँ री
मैं आज
मैं आज संभाल ना पाऊँ री
मैं झूमूँ री बलखाऊँ री
मैं झूमूँ री बलखाऊँ री
किसने ये जादू जगाया
ये जादू
ये जादू जगाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
मेरा उन संग इतना नाता री
मेरा उन संग
मेरा उन संग इतना नाता री
उन्हें देखे मन खिल जाता री
उन्हें देखे मन खिल जाता री
जिसे देख जिया लहराया
के जियरा
के जिया लहराया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

इक परदेसी मन भाया
मेरे मन
मेरे मन भाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना


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Blog Day : 3682 Post No. : 14581

“Zaalim Jaadoogar”(1960) was produced and directed by Sultan for Firdaus Films Bombay. This movie, a fantasy movie had Hercules, Neeta, Rajrani, Shaam, Sujata Kumari, Harbans, Kenny, Leela, Bagla, Maqbool, Begam, Ameer Ahmad, Hameed Majnu, Zippy, Ghulam Hussain, Mansoor, Md Sandow, Moosa, Gopal, Badri Narayan, Shaukat, Saban Ali, Om Prakash etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Zaalim Jaadoogar”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Shor Niyazi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal.

The music of this song is clearly inflenced by the iconic been song from “Naagin”(1954).

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


Song-Kaisi been bajaayi toone saanwariya (Zaalim Jaadoogar)(1960) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Shor Niyazi, MD-Iqbal

Lyrics

kaisi been bajaayi toone saanwariya
kaisi been bajaayi toone saanwariya
teri dhun pe main ho gayi baawariya
teri dhun pe main ho gayi baawariya
kaisi been bajaayi
kaisi been bajaayi toone saanwariya

mujhe dhokhe se mat kar tu bas mein
mujhe dhokhe se mat kar tu bas mein
hai zehar bhara meri nas nas mein
hai zehar bhara meri nas nas mein
meri nas nas mein
tujhe pyaar se dass loongi o rasiya
tujhe pyaar se dass loongi o rasiya

teri sargam par deewaani hui
teri sargam par deewaani hui
dukh deke tujhe main haar gayi
dukh deke tujhe main haar gayi
main haar gayi
mera pyaar mujhe de man basiya
mera pyaar mujhe de man basiya
teri dhun pe main ho gayi baawariya
teri dhun pe main ho gayi baawariya
kaisi been bajaayi toone saanwariya
kaisi been bajaayi toone saanwariya


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Blog Day : 3671 Post No. : 14552

We have read many accounts of artists, famous as well as obscure and those in between, in the blog. One theme that repeatedly gets played while discussing all these artists is that very few of them managed to have successful and fruitful careers throughout their lives. In most cases, a vast majority of aspirants failed to achieve any worthwhile success. Some relatively lucky persons managed to achieve some modicum of success though that was not enough for them to be considered as successful.

Then these are some people whose tales turned out to be rags to riches and hen back to rags !

We have described many such artists in the blog- for instance names like Master Nisar, Bhagwan Dada, Vatsala Kumthekar readily come to mind.

Why is it so that some successful artists managed to remain successful throughout their careers whereas some artists, having tasted crazy stardom could not handle that and came crashing down !

If one tries to analyse such cases, may be one can come to some conclusions that may help explain the matter.

I, with my experience, have this hypothesis that every individual needs to be good at (1) his chosen profession (2) his inter personal relations and (3) financial matters.

1. Good in chosen profession:-
There are a good number of people who believe that one needs to have “talent” in his chosen field and that would take care of the rest. That is hardly the case. One gets to show one’s “talent” only when one gets the “breaks”. And one needs qualities like patience, persistne, tenaciy, fighting spirit, strength of character, never say die spirit etc that are essential without which one can not get the right reaks. Once a person gets the break, he needs to make it count. If he fails at first, he still needs to persist.

Moreover, one needs to keep reinventing oneself instead of just doing the same old stuff again and again which after some time may turn stale and unappealing to the public.

2. Inter personal relations- No matter how “talented” a person may be in his profession, if he is unable to get along with people, including his patrons/ employers then one can be prety sure that the person will only get limited opportunities to prove his worth. A Sajjad Hussain, exteremely talented musician but quite poor in getting along with people, readily comes to mind. O P Nayyar is another such example though he managed to have far more success than Sajjad Hussain. But that was inspite of his poor man management skills, and not because of that. As soon as success began to desert him, O P Nayyar found himself getting snubbed by even those whom he had helped get established in their careers.

3. Financial matters- This third and final point is the most underrated one. No matter how much one knows about one’s profession, one needs to have good understnding of financial matters. If one is unable to handle one’s finances well, then the money will sooner or later part ways with the artist who is not savvy enough to be able to manage his finances well.

Sadly, Indians in the past were brought up to believe that poverty was noble while being rich was evil. Our leaders made us think so. With some exceptions, most leaders themselves came from moneyed families and continued to remain moneyed while glorifying poverty. Little wonder then that many artists who suddenly found themselves covered with money were unable to handle success. They had no clue what to do with all that money and they blew the money up.

There were some wise artists, who were like the political leaders. While they often championed the cause of povery on screen, they were savvy enough to soon turn movie producers and thus became the owners rather than employees of the movie making business. Ashok Kumar is aclassic example. He was a humble lab technician in fild world. A chance occurence found himself being made the hero of a movie opposite a lady who was his employer, no less ! And in less than a decade, the business savvy Ashok Kumar had become a film studio owner and film producer. Ashok Kumar was one filmy character who never saw and bad days, financially speaking, throughout his long career in Hindi movies.

People who woud fail to capitalise despite getting good opportunities were those who lacked the abbilities to sell themselves. It does not surprise me to realise that this category of artts are those who were rather poorly educated. So they did not have the wisdom that a well rounded formal education could have given them. They often did not know how to get heir due or how to survive in the film world.

If one looks at Mubarak Begam, one can see that she was an extremely talented playback singer no doubt but she lacked in the other departments that I have discussed. She had no idea how to sell her artistry among film producers as well as music directors who ultimately decide the playback singers for their movies. The fact that she was poorly educated (in fact uneducated) was a clear handicap for her.

The fact that she ended up in a poor financial condition is also a well known fact. And that should come as no surprise really.

With this background, let us have a song sung by an artist who was “talented” in singing but was not quite so in matters of “inter personal relations: as well as “financial matters”. I am talking about Mubarak Begam

“Rishta”(1954)was produced by Rashid Parvez and directed by Aslam for Rajasthan Productions, Bombay. This movie had Nigar Sultana, Suresh, Anwar, S Nazir, Rai Mohan, Leela Mishra, Neelam, Faizi, Agni, Sheikh, Ramlal, K R Thapar, Baby Chaand, Nadir, Kalyan, Vijaylaxmi etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Rishta”(1954) to appear in the blog. This song, a forgotten gem, is sung by Mubarak Begam. Pt Phani is the lyricist. Music is composed by K Datta aka Datta Korgaaonkar.

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


Song-Kya khabar thhi yoon tamanna khaaq mein mil jaaayegi (Rishta)(1954) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Pt Phani, MD-K Datta

Lyrics

kya khabar thhi
yoon tamanna khaaq mein mil jaayegi
kya khabar thhi
yoon tamanna khaaq mein mil jaayegi
hum to samjhe thhe
mohabbat raas hamko aayegi
hum to samjhe thhe
mohabbat raas hamko aayegi

ashq aankhon mein machal kar
keh rahe hain baar baar
dil ki dhadkan dard ban kar
har ghadi tadpaayegi
kya khabar thhi
yoon tamanna khaaq mein mil jaayegi

ghamzadon ka koi na hoga
is jahaan mein gham gusaar(?)
ghamzadon ka koi na hoga
is jahaan mein gham gusaar(?)
zindagi ko har kadam par
maut bhi thukraayegi
raat rone mein kategi
din katega yaad mein
raat rone mein kategi
din katega yaad mein
ye judaai bewafaai
umr bhar tadpaayegi
kya khabar thhi
yoon tamanna khaaq mein mil jaayegi


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Blog Day : 3659 Post No. : 14525

“Zaalim Jaadugar”(1960) was produced and directed by Sultan for Firdaus Films, Bombay. This fantasy movie had Hercules, Neeta, Rajrani, Shaam, Sujata Kumari, Harbans, Kenny, Leela, Bagla, Maqbool, Begam, Ameer Ahmad, Hameed Majnu, Zippy, Ghulam Hussain, Mansoor, Md Sandow, Moosa, Gopal, Badri Narayan, Shaukat, Saban ali, Om Prakash etc in it.

This movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Zaalim Jaadugar”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mubarak Begam and Khursheed Bawra. Shor Niyazi is the lyricist. music is composed by Iqbal.

Only the audio of the song is available. The song sounds like a roadside tamasha song to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Jhuk jhuk karoon salaam sipaiyya(Zaalim Jaadoogar)(1960) Singers-Mubarak Begam, Khursheed Bawra, Lyrics-Shor Niyazi, MD-Iqbal

Lyrics

jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
sipaiyaa
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
sipaiyaa
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
tumhra bada hai naam
tumhra bada hai naam
sipaiyaa tumhra bada hai naam
sipaiyaa tumhra bada hai naam

tadpe hai jiya mora bhadke sansaar mein
maalan banaa ke isne laaya baazaar mein
joothi hai saari batiya tumhri sarkaar mein
ghar se nikalti hai ye solah singaar mein

jhootha hai kaisa raam
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam sipaiyaa
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
sipaiyaa jhuk jhuk karoon salaam

o ho ho
o o o
chhodo ji chhodo sajni kaahe takrar hai
jhagde ki saari baaten maaya baazar hai

kitta hai pyaar tujhse kehna bekaar hai
chandan ko jitna balam khushboo se pyaar hai
achcha ji waah waah waah
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
sipaiyaa
jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
sipaiyaa jhuk jhuk karoon salaam

champa gulaab le lo
bela chameli lelo
phoolon ki masti le lo
duniya se sasti le lo
bhawre ki peep lelo
pariyon ki basti lelo
paise ki baat chhodo lena hai yoon hi lelo

yaad karoge naam
jhuk jhuk karoon salam
jhuk jhuk karoon salam
sipaiyaa jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
sipaiyaa jhuk jhuk karoon salaam
tumhra bada hai naam
tumhra bada hai naam
sipaiyaa tumhra bada hai naam
sipaiyaa tumhra bada hai naam


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Blog Day : 3651 Post No. : 14500

With well over fourteen thousand plus songs and counting, blog century post is a keenly looked forward to occasion for the blog. It signifies the achievement of yet another century for the blog.

With this song, we achieve one more century for the blog, namely century number 145. In other words, this post is song post number 14500 for the blog.

Under normal circumstances, a century landmark is often the main show in the blog, but this time it finds itself relegated to the status of a sideshow. The blog is completing ten years of its existence in a couple of days from now, and we are all concentrating on that mega event. It is like a grand wedding coming up in a family that everyone is concentrating on and they miss the fact that a kid in the family had just won a seat in a prestigious college. On another day, it would be a grand occasion, but it gets ignored on a occasion like this.

Well, a century is a century, as our respected Sunil Gavaskar never fails to remind us. 🙂 And that is indeed the case. No century comes easy in this blog. This century has been toughgoing. This time duration of 41 days for this century had as many as four dot days including two dot days in a row, which is quite unusual for the blog. A late surge for the last few days, driven by entusiasm for the forthcoming 10th anniversary date sees us clocking a good number of posts (26) in the last six days. It looks like lightening pace by present days standard of the blog, but believe me, it would have regarded as ultra slow in olden days of yore (2011-12) when we averaged 6 to 7 songs in a day and some less enthusiastic music lovers would request us to go slow on our postings. 🙂

Coming to the song, this song, like most blog century songs, richly deserves this honour. This song is a qawwaali. Those music lover who are fans of qawwaali would know what a good qawwaali means. It means a song lasting more than seven or eight minutes and still music lovers not realising how this time flies away. Typical HFM qawwaalis has nok-jhonk between the two genders, where the lead singer of each genders has chorus to lend support to them. The lyrics of these qawwaalis are , to my mind the real stars of this genre of song. The words, word plays, the taunts, the jokes that form part of the qawwaali are hard hitting as well as amusing.

The qawwaali under discussion is from “Jungle Princess”(1958). It is an obscure song from an obscure movie. This movie was directed by A R Zameendaar for Navshakti Films, Bombay. This costume drama (veshbhoosha pradhan film) had Kamran, Shanta Kumari (Neeru), Baburao, Indira, Habeeb, Leela Gupte, Janibabu Qawwaal, Shakila Bano, Fazal, Neelofar, Amina, Sheikh, Funny Walker etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Full details are known only for one song, viz for the song under discussion. Singers of other songs are not known though it is mentioned in HFGK that Mubarak Begam and Jaani Babu qawwaal were the singers in the movie.

Here is this qawwaali for “Jungle Princess”(1958). It is sung by Mubarak Begam and Jaani Babu qawwaal, assisted by female and male chorus. The great lyrics are by Aziz Ghaazi. Music is composed by the duo of Bipin Mehboob.

The song is a forgotten gem. One expects a qawwaali to contain only heavey duty Persian/ Urdu stuff but it is a “modern” qawwaali far ahead of its time (1958) and it contains English words in it as well. 🙂

1958! So this qawwaali was created exactly 60 years ago !

Here is this fantastic qawwaali from “Jungle Princess”(1958) as the 14500th song in the blog. Only the audio of the song is available. Video would have been available had the movie done well like say “Al Hilal”(1958) which had also come in the same year and whose iconic qawwaali had become the 5000th song in the blog back in 2011 !

Only the audio is available and let us be thankful for that. My guess is that this song was picturised on Shaikila Babo Bhopali and Jani Babu Qawwaal.

With this song, “Jungle Princess”(1958) makes its debut in the blog.

This song also serves as a tribute to Mubarak Begam whose remembrance day falls tomorrow (18 july 2018). We will pay our tribute to her tomorrow as well with some more of her great songs. For now, here is this 14500th song in the blog. As always, I thank one and all for their continued support for a decade (it will be a decade two days from now). It had been a reat journey. We had achieved 145 centuries in this one decade. Let us see what the future has in store for us. Just how many more centuries do we have in store and in how many more years. Let us take it one song at a time like how we have done so far and who knows where we may end up with. It has been a great one decade for me as well as the fellow travellers of this musical bandwagon. Let this musical bandwagon continue to roll on and on !

And now, please listen to this song. If you are like me, you may find yourself listening to this song again and again. And that is what I am doing at this moment as I type out these finishing lines of this article.


Song-Adaayen teer hain andaaz barchhi bhaale hain (Jungle Princess)(1958) Singers-Mubarak Begam, Jaani Baabu Qawwaal, Lyrics-Aziz Ghaazi, MD-Bipin Mehboob
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

adaayen teer hain
andaaz barchchi bhaale hain
sambhal ke aana muqaabil mein
husn waale hain
aji haseen jitne hain
sab apne dekhe bhaale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

adaayen teer hai andaaz barchchi bhaale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hai

adaayen teer hai

jahaan haseen hon inke wahin pe hain dere
wahin pe hain dere
bajaake sitiyaan galiyon mein karte hain phere
ye karte hain phere
gumaan hota hai
gumaan hota hai
kauve udaane waale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil me
husn waale hain

adaayen teer hain

na karna inpe bharosa
ye hue hain kis ke
na karna

inpe bharosa
ye huye hain kis ke

aji dikhaai ek jhalak
muskura diye khiske

muskura diye khiske
ye dhokhebaaz bhala
ye dhokhebaaz bhala
kiske hone waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala
kab inse darne wale hain

haseen jitne hain

bataao kis’se ye ulfat ka taraana seekha
ye taraana seekha
kisne ?? jab dil ka lagaana seekha
dil ka lagaana seekha
huzur aise bahut
huzur aise bahut
hamne dekhe bhaale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

adaaye teer hain

ye muskura ke bajaate hain dil ka ek taara
ye muskura ke

bajaate hain dil ka ek taara
jo inse pyar kare
uske baj gaye barah

uske baj gaye barah
ye laal pyaar mein
ye laal pyaar mein
jhandi dikhaane waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

haseen jitne hain

bane hain aashiq e jaanbaaz jeb mein zero
hain jeb mein zero
badha ke baal samajhte hain
ban gaye hero
ye ban gaye hero
inhen bhi dekhiye
inhen bhi dekhiye
ji teer kya nikaale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil me
husn waale hain

adaayen teer hain

hai rang pakka magar
zidd hai ke pari samjho
hai rang

pakka magar
zidd hai ke pari samjho

pataakha jaan kaho
inko phuljhadi samjho

inko phuljhadi samjho
aji andhere bol rahe
andhere bol rahe hain ki
hum ujaale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

haseen jitne hain sab

bhala hazaaro taraf ??
tera hai kya kehna
tera hai kya kehna
kameez phhaad ke majnu ne suit hai pehna
ye suit hai pehna
club mein seekhne ab
calub mein seekhne ab
dance jaane waale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

adaayen teer hain

laga hai munh pe to powder
labon pe hai laali
laga hai

munh pe to powder
labon pe hai laali

zamaana badla hai
Laila nahin rahi kaali

ab nahin rahi kaali
aji kata ke baal ye
kata ke baal ye
england jaane waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

haseen jitne hain
sab apne dekhe bhaale hain

sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

adaaye teer hai andaz barchchi bhaale hai
sambhal ke aana muqabil mein husn waale hain


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Blog Day : 3651 Post No. : 14497

“Baaghi Sardaar”(1956) was directed by Majnoo for Baroda Theatre Super Movies, Bombay. This “costume drama” (Veshbhoosha Pradhan) movie had Daljeet, Chitra, Majnoo, Ameeta, Amarnath, Prithvipal, Sheikh, Ramesh Thakar, Helen, Kammo, Shakuntala, Satish batra, Kanchanmala, Jugal Kishore etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Baaghi Sardaar”(1956) in the blog. This song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Aziz Kashmiri is the lyricist. Music is composed by B N Bali. It is a nice song to listen to at evening time. 🙂

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


Song-Ye mausam suhaana rut hai suhaani (Baaghi Sardaar)(1956) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics

hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

ye mausam suhaana
rut hai suhaani
teri deewaani
teri deewaani
ye mausam suhaana
ye rut hai suhaani
main teri deewaani
teri deewaani
ye mausam suhaana

meri zindagi ki bahaaron mein tu hai
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
meri zindagi ki bahaaron mein tu hai
nigaahon mein tu hai
nazaaron mein tu hai
nigaahon mein tu hai
nazaaron mein tu hai
tera dard hai zindagi ki nishaani
main teri deewaani
teri deewaani
ye mausam suhaana
ye rut hai suhaani
main teri deewaani teri deewaani
ye mausam suhaana

main kadmon mein tere sitaare bichhaa doon
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
main kadmon mein tere sitare bichha doon
tere dil mein chaahat ki shamma jala doon
tere dil mein chaahat ki shamma jala doon
sunaaun tujhe apne dil ki kahaani
main teri deewaani
teri deewaani
ye mausam suhaana
ye rut hai suhaani
main teri deewaani
teri deewaani
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmh hmm hmm


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Blog Day : 3650 Post No. : 14495

“Raaj darbaar” song used to be an important part of small budget B grade movies of early 1960s. These songs would typically be sung by two singers and one of them would be Kamal Barot. 🙂

Two or more female dancers would give a synchronised dance performance, watched by royals seated proudly on their thrones.

Movies may be B grade but the music was mostly A grade stuff, seeing that there was a good supply of A grade music directors badly in need of assignments. While some of these music directors continued to languish in these movies , some of them quickly graduated to A grade stuff. 1963 saw an interesting case when the music of Parasmani (1963) became a runaway hit and that catapulted Laxmikant Pyarelal , till then assistants to Kalyanji Anandji, to big league.

“Sunahri Naagin”(1963) was also a curious case. It came in the same year as “Parasmani”(1963) and it shared several artists with “Parasmani”(1963). For instance, Babubhai Mistri was the director in both the movies and Mahipal was the hero in both of them.

If Laxmikant Pyarelal were the music directors in “Parasmani”(1963) then “Sunahri Naagin”(1963) had music by their mentors viz Kalyanji Anandji.

“Sunahri Naagin”(1963) had eight songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the blog. All these songs were covered in 2010 ! There has been a lull for eight years since then.

Here is the fifth song from “Sunahri Naagin”(1963) to appear in the blog. This is a raj darbaar song which is picturised on several female dancers. I am unable to identify them and I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

The song is sung by Kamal Barot (what did I say earlier 🙂 ) and Mubarak Begam. Ved Prakash is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.


Song-Main to ho gayi re badnaam (Sunahri Naagin)(1963) Singers-Kamal Barot, Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Ved Prakash, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

wafaaon ka aalam
mitne laga hai
mohabbat ka dam
phir ghutne laga hai

main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

<ye dil to tera deewaana hai
chaahat se bhara paimaana hai
itna bhi mujhe maaloom nahin
itna bhi mujhe maaloom nahin
apna hai ya begaana hai
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

ek teer jigar ke paar hua
aur dard gale ka haar hua
kuchh haal ajab sa hai dil ka
kuchh haal ajab sa hai dil ka
jabse tera deedaar hua
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

bhoole se mohabbat kar baithe
ye kaisi qayaamat kar baithe
dil hamse baghaawat kar baitha
dil hamse baghaawat kar baitha
ham dil se baghaawat kar baithe
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam


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Blog Day : 3650 Post No. : 14492

“Piya Milan Ki Aas” (1961) was directed by S N Tripathi for Vijay Films. J S Cashyap was the producer. The movie had Ameeta, Manoj Kumar, Sunder, Pratima Devi, Jeevan, Nalini Chonker, Daisy Irani, Indira Bansal, Polson, S. N. Tripathi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song from the movie was discussed in the blog per year from 2010 till 2014 and as a result five songs from the movie have been covered in the blog. If the same pattern was followed then this movie would have been YIPPEED by now. 🙂

Here is the sixth song from “Piya Milan Ki Aas” (1961) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

The song is picturised as a mujra dance song on a lady whom I am unable to identify. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

In one of the past songs, we found Mubarak Begam singing a lullaby song which was the first song of that genre by her in the blog. Likewise, this song is most likely the first mujra song by Mubarak Begam to appear in the blog.


Gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka (Piya Milan Ki Aas)(1961) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa aa
gham chhodo
aji gham chhodo
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka
ye mausam hai
ye mausam hai khushiyaan manaane ka
ye mausam hai khushiyaan manaane ka
gham bhulaane ka
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka

kisi ki yaad mein
kisi ki yaad mein khoye huzur baithe hain
kisi ki yaad mein khoye huzur baithe hain
kisi ko dil mein basaaye zuroor baithe hain
aa aa aa aa aa aa
haan nigaahen pher ke
aa aa aa aa
nigaahen pher ke jo humse door baithe hain
haaye ae ae
idhar bhi dekhiye
idhar bhi dekhiye
idhar bhi dekhiye hum bekasoor baithe hain
meharbaan
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka
gham chhodo ye sare zamaane ka

meharbaan
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka
ye mausam hai
ye mausam hai khushiyaan manaane ka
ye mausam hai khushiyaan manaane ka
gham bhulaane ka
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka
gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka


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Blog Day : 3649 Post No. : 14487

“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the eighth song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mubarak Begam and Rafi. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

The setting of this song is similar to those for qawwaalis, what with male lead actor seated on one side with his friends and the lady seated on the other side with her sahelis, with the two sets of friends singing in chorus, but here only the two main actors sing and the song in effect becomes a song of the genre of “expression of love”.

The song is lip syncd by Kumkum and Kamaljeet, with almost the entire cast of the movie available in the audience.


Song-Dekh kar meri taraf khaamosh ho jaana zara (Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singers-Mubarak Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

hmmmm hmmmm hmm
dekh kar meri taraf
khaamosh ho jaana zara
dekh kar meri taraf
khaamosh ho jaana zara
main fasaana jab kahoon
aansoo na bhar laana zara
main fasaana jab kahoon

jab main dekhoonga safina
doobne ko hai mera
jab main dekhoonga safina
doobne ko hai mera aa aa
main tumhen aawaaz doonga
tum chale aana zara
main tumhen aawaaz doonga
tum chale aana zara
main tumhe aawaaz doonga

doobne waale ko mushqil aur bhi ho jaayegi ee
doobne waale ko mushqil aur bhi ho jaayegi ee
aise aalam mein kahin
tum bhi na aa jaana zara
aise aalam mein kahin
tum bhi na aa jaana zara
aise aalam mein kahin

phir meri kashti nazar aane lagi saahil ke paas
phir meri kashti nazar aane lagi saahil ke paas
koi toofaanon ko phir jaakar bula laana zara
koi toofaanon ko phir jaakar bula laana zara
koi toofaanon ko phir

kaanpti aawaaz mein jab main khuda haafiz kahoon
kaanpti aawaaz mein jab main khuda haafiz kahoon
aa bhi jaayen aankh mein aansu to pi jaana zara
aa bhi jaayen aankh mein aansu to pi jaana zara
aa bhi jaayen aankh mein

zabt ke aadi hain hum
ashq pi jaayege hum m m
zabt ke aadi hain hum
ashq pi jaayege hum m m
hai munasib saamne se
tum bhi hatt jaana zara
hai munasib saamne se
tum bhi hatt jaana zara
hai munasib saamne se


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