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Blog Day :

5307 Post No. : 17392 Movie Count :

4685

The Indian film industry has been absorbing and giving opportunities to all people in India, irrespective of their Caste, Culture, Language, Religion or Province. Maharashtra being ” The birthplace of Indian Film industry” (not my words, but a title of the English book by Isaq Mujavar), initially the film industry had a sizable majority of Marathi and Gujarati people. The Marathis had the talent and the Gujaratis had the money power. After some time, slowly people from all regions, religions and provinces joined the industry. By the time of the First talkie film came, the first film “Alam Ara”-1931 virtually reflected the representations of the variety of people operating in the film industry.

The producer director was a Parsee, the Hero was Marathi, the Heroine was a Muslim, the dialogue writer was a Jew and the cast included Punjabis, marathi, Hindu, Muslim and parsees. It even included an Afghani Muslim, who sang the first ever Hindi film song in the film. Indian films were made to entertain Indian people. No wonder along with Hindu Mythological films, many films with Muslim history and background were also made. Folk stories and Costume dramas were also popular. from 1931 itself, films with social content were made.

Majority films were based on Mythology, Romance, Folk stories, Costume films etc. Many films with Muslim backgrounds were made, but they were mostly on Mughal kings or Arabian Night stories. It is to be noted that the entire Hierarchy of Mughal Emperors has been the subject matter of Hindi films. Films were made on Taimur, Babar, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shajehan, Aurangjeb and even Bahadur Shah Zafar. Comparatively muslim social films were less in the early era. The first ever known Muslim social film was Rashida-1935. There was no systematic effort to make Muslim Social films.

It is popularly believed that it was Mehboob Khan who made the first ever muslim social film, when he made the film ” Najma”-1943. It was his first film after he established his own Mehboob production and his studio. The film had prominent stars like Ashok kumar, veena, Sitara devi, Kumar and others. But this is not true. The honour of making a series of Muslim Social films must go to the Fazli brothers. Who were they ?

Today’s song is from the film Qaidi-1940. The film was produced by Fazli brothers, known to make films on Muslim background only.

The producers, Fazli brothers, were the sons of Khan Bahadur S M Fazal Rabb of Bahraich- about 125 kms from Lucknow in U.P. The elder brother was Hasnain and the younger brother was Sibtain ( born on 9-7-1916). Hasnain Fazli was born on 12-1-1912 in the United Province (today’s U.P.). Their family belonged to the noble Sayyads of Allahabad. Hasnain was a graduate of Allahabad University. Though his father was a Khan Bahadur, a Government Jahagirdar and lifetime Magistrate, Hasnain refused to do any service and did not complete his I.C.S. studies, as expected by the family.

He had a creative mind. He joined the film line. He was very keen on making a film on Muslim Society. In those days it was considered outrageous to produce a film on Muslim society for fear of the ire of the fundamentalists. However Hasnain broke the barrier and the first Muslim Social film Qaidi-40 was produced and directed by him under the banner of Film Corporation of India, Calcutta. Very cleverly, the film was made at Calcutta, ( though the film depicted life in Lucknow ), and not at Bombay to avoid any disruption in the making of the film. The film was made so well that it was received very well by all strata of the population, including the Muslims and became a hit film. After this Hasnain made more Muslim social films like Masoom-41, Chowringhee-42, Fashion-43 and Ismat-44. These films discussed Muslim family life and problems etc.

His first directorial film was in his 23rd year- Triya Charitra-35. Then came Sajiv Murti-35, in which Handsome Vijay Kumar from Himachal Pradesh was the Hero. Fazli brothers also made Dil-46, Mehendi-47, Duniya-49 and Khoobsurat-52. Hasnain was so talented that he himself wrote the film stories, screenplays and dialogues usually. Sibtain Fazli directed 3 films-Chowringhee-42, Ismat-44 and Mehendi-47.

After the Partition, Fazli brothers migrated to Pakistan. Sibtain remained in Pakistan and Hasnain returned to India to make 2 more films. Later Hasnain too relocated to Lahore and died there on 16-7-1957. His brother Sibtain ( 9-7-1916 to 25-7-1985) who had directed 3 films in India, made 4 films in Pakistan, including the most popular Urdu film of Madam Noor Jehan – Dupatta-52.

Film Qaidi was a Muslim Social film made by Film Corporation of India, Calcutta, to avoid disturbance by Muslim fundamentalists in Bombay. It was directed by Hasnain fazli, the elder brother. The cast of the film was Ramola, Mehtab, Nandrekar, Monica desai, Wasti, Leela Mishra Madhuri and others. Songs were written by Arazu lucknowi and the Music Director was Bhishmadev Chatterjee.

Prof. Acharya Bhishma Dev Chatterji. He was born on 8-11-1909 in Hooghly, West Bengal. He studied upto M.A. in English. He became a Teacher and taught English in a college. Few years after learning Music from stalwarts of Bengal, he left the job of teacher and joined Megaphone Record Company as a Composer. He used to meet Kidar Sharma in the Recording studio.

Taking permission from his company, he became a Music Director for his First film – Dil hi to hai aka Aulad-1939, made by the Film Corporation of India, Calcutta. He composed some Ghazals, which Ramola and Ramdulari sang. After this film, Bhishma Dev gave music to 3 more Hindi films – The Rise-1939, Qaidi-1940 and Hamara Hindustan-1940. All films made by Film Corporation of India and in Calcutta. This was the end of his Hindi film music .

Bhishma Dev was highly respected in Bengal for his knowledge of Classical Music. Even S D Burman learnt music from him. His nature was saintly. He cut many records on Dhrupad sangeet. I am not aware of his contribution to Bangla films.

Suddenly, one day, he left his job, work, music, family, everything and he became a Sanyasi. He remained so till he died on 8-8-1977.

The story of the film Qaidi-1940 was…..

There was a poor family of a Mother (Leela Mishra), Son Aziz (Nandrekar) and small sister Chanda (Madhuri). Aziz is B.A. but does not have a job. In frustration of not getting any job or a loan, he murders a rich man. His younger brother dies for lack of buying medicines. Aziz is arrested and jailed for 10 years. His mother and sister become beggars.

In the prison, Aziz assaults the jailor and runs away. To hide from the Police, he enters a rich man’s house and due to mental strain falls unconscious. The daughter of the rich man is Salma (Ramola). She nurses him. The rich man is a Dacoit. With his help, Aziz also becomes a dacoit and murder. Salma loves him. Laila (Mehtab), a dancer also loves him but not as a passion.

Police track Azizx. When they shoot at Aziz, Laila takes the shot on her and before dying in the arms of Aziz, reveals that she is Chanda, his sister and their mother has also died. She dies. Aziz tries to run away into a Mosque, but the Police fire on him and he dies in the Mosque.

Now let us listen to the song from the film Qaidi-1940. The singer is not known. This rare record was uploaded by Syed Zafar Shah, a close friend of our Sudhir ji.

( some of the information about the film Qaidi-1940 is taken, with thanks, from the book ” Forgotten movies on Muslim Culture” by P. Kamlakar ji).


Song- Musafir kahaan hai tera des(Qaidi)(1940) Singer- Not known, Lyricist-Arzu Lucknowi, MD- Prof. Bhishmadev Chatterjee

Lyrics

Musaafir kahaan hai tera des
Musaafir kahaan hai tera des
ranj mein hani hani hani hani hanki
tang gali se
ranj mein hanki
tang gali se
bhog(??) badalkar bhes
dil ka sheesha naazuk sheesha
dil ka sheesha naazuk sheesha
kahin laage na thhes
kahin laage na thhes
Musaafir kahaan hai tera des
Musaafir kahaan hai tera des

ranj mein hanki
tang gali se
ranj mein hanki
tang gali se
bhog(??) badalkar bhes
dil ka sheesha naazuk sheesha
dil ka sheesha naazuk sheesha
kahin laage na thhes
kahin laage na thhes
Musaafir kahaan hai tera des
Musaafir kahaan hai tera des


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

Blog Day :

5302 Post No. : 17375

Today 23rd January (2023) is the 126th birth anniversary of one of the greatest ‘sons of this soil’, a great visionary, courageous and brave leader Subhash Chandra Bose.

He was born on 23rd January’1897.

This grateful nation pays tributes to him on his birth anniversary today.

This blog in turn pays tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose by bringing here songs from such movies which are based on the life of Subhash Chandra Bose.

I had in one of my earlier posts here noted such movies which have been represented on the blog. Two movies more have been added to this list later and I am now presenting below the updated list of such movies on the blog.

Here is the list of movies made on the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose that have been represented on the blog till now.

SNo Movie Year of the movie
01 Pehla Aadmi 1950
02 Netaji Subhashchandra Bose 1966
03 Subhash Chandra 1978
04 Subhash Chandra (Bangla) 1978
05 Bose- The forgotten hero 2004
06 Gumnaami (Bangla) 2019

Other films inspired by Subhash Bose and INA are,

1. ’Samadhi’ (1950) was inspired from Indian National Army and it had couple of patriotic songs too).

2. ‘Ami Subhash Bolchi’ (2011) (Bangla) – a film about a social movement in Bengal inspired by the vision of Subhash Bose (something akin to ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006)).

3. ‘Raag Desh’ (2017) – a film about the famous Red Fort trials in which the leading soldiers of INA, Colonel Prem Sahgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan, were tried by the British Govt. for sedition and waging war against the British Empire. They were sentenced to deportation for life, but the public outcry in favour of these soldiers was so great that the British were forced to release all the defendants. The protest slogan of ‘Sehgal-Dhillon-Shah Nawaz’ became very popular amongst the masses.

Today I am presenting a song from the ‘1978’ movie ‘Subhaash Chandra’.

‘Subhash Chandra-1978’ was directed by Piyush Bose.

It was an ‘A.K.B. Films, Calcutta’ presentation and passed by Censor Board on 06.02.1978.

It had Ashish Ghosh, Amar Dutt, Samar Kumar, Ajit Prakash, N. Vishwanathan, Lamsden, Bown, Smith, Reba Devi, and Rama Das.
This movie was passed by Censor Board on 06.02.1978.

This movie has six songs written by Kaifi Azmi and Saraswati Kumar ‘Deepak’.

Bansari Lahiri, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Mohd Rafi, Hemant Kumar, and Usha Mangeshkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Music of this film was composed by Aparesh Lahiri.

Here is the list of songs in this movi. (HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) does not mention the name of the lyricist for individual songs except for one song.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 Nahin maane jiyaraa Not mentioned Bansari Lahiri
02 Yahaan raadha kund hai ‘Deepak’ Mukesh 27.08.2018
03 Neer na bahaa Not mentioned Manna Dey
04 Hamaara bharat hamaari janani Not mentioned Mohd Rafi 23.01.2016
05 Musaafir mujhko Not mentioned Hemant Kumar Song under discussion in this post
06 Desh hamaara Not mentioned Usha Mangeshkar 26.01.2019

Today I present a song from this movie ‘Subhaash Chandra-1978’ which is sung by Hemant Kumar and composed by Aparesh Lahiri. It is the fourth songs from this movie to be posted on the blog.

I guess that in the movie this songs happens showing the journey of Subhash Chandra Bose when he escaped from Calcutta to Afghanistan and travels further to Russia and Germany.

I have not been able to note correct words at few places. I would request knowledgeable readers to kindly provide the correct words.

Let us listen to this poignant song sung by Hemant Kumar. Only the audio of this song is available.


Song-Musaafir mujhko tu pehchaan (Subhash Chandra)(1978) Singer-Hemant Kumar, MD-Aparesh Lahiri

Lyrics

musaafir rrr
are ho o o o
o o o
musaafir
mujhko tu pehchaan

mujhe na chhoo sakti hai maaya
mujhe na chhoo sakti hai chhaaya (?)
mere kuchh bhi nahin hai kaaya
mujhko tu pehchaan
musaafir rrr
mujhko tu pehchaan

mukti nahin main
gyaan nahin main ae
mukti nahin main
gyaan nahin main
swaarth nahin
abhimaan nahin main
aas lagaa phal(?) praan nahin main
aas lagaa phal(?) praan nahin main
jeewan ka maidaan (?)
musaafir rrr
mujhko tu pehchaan

yahaan nahin main
wahaan nahin main
yahaan nahin main
wahaan nahin main
is dharti par kahaan nahin main
dagar kaun si jahaan nahin main
dagar kaun si jahaan nahin main
sabko de(?) vardaan
musaafir rrr
mujhko tu pehchaan
mujhko tu pehchaan
mujhko tu pehchaan


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“Jal Tarang”(1949) was directed by Rajendra Sharma for Kuldeep Pictures Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Baali, Rehman, Ram Singh, Rajan Haksar, Ramesh Thakur, Shashikala, Kesari, Pesi Patel, Shyama, Sevak, Uma Dutt, Tiger (dog) etc in it.

The ovie had nine songs in it that were penned by six lyricists. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Jal Tarang”(1949) to appear in the blog. The song is a sung by Rafi and Shamshad Begam for most part and then one unknown male voice sings a line in the last stanza. So, what was sounding like a duet becomes a non duet. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify this unknown male voice. My guess is that it could be Husnlal or Bhagatram, one of the music director duo.

Pt Sudarshan is the lyricist. This was the only song penned by him in this movie. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal (Jal Tarang)(1949) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Pt Sudarshan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal
safar ki kahaani sunaaye chala chal
sunaaye chala chal
sunaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal

kahin ban ke rahmat ka baadal baras ja aa aa
kahin ban ke rahmat ka baadal baras jaa
kahin dil pe bijli giraaye chala chal
kahin dil pe bijli giraaye chala chal
giraaye chalaa chal
musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal

rukaawat ke patthar hataaye chala chal l
rukaawat ke patthar
hataaye chala chal
dhuyen aasmaan ke udaaye chala chal
dhuyen aasmaan ke udaaye chalaa chal
udaaye chala chal
musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal

tu duniya mein apna sabhi kuchh luta kar r
tu duniya mein apna sabhi kuchh lutaa kar
tu duniya ko apna banaaye chala chal
tu duniya ko apna banaaye chala chal
banaaye chala chal
musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal

suna kar hamen chaar sukh dukh ki baaten
suna kar hamen chaar sukh dukh ki baaten
rulaaye chala chal hansaaye chala chal
rulaaye chala chal
hansaaye chalaa chal
hansaaye chala chal
musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal


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“Baaghi Sipaahi”(1958) was produced and directed by Bhagwandas Varma for V P Films, Bombay. This costume movie, reportedly based on “Quo Vadis”(1951) had Ranjan, Madhubala, Poornima, Chandrashekhar, Sapru, S Nazir, Nishi, Renu Makad, Gajendra, Pal Sharma, Gope, Om Prakash etc in it.
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