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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 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 : 3912 Post No. : 14971

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 26
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Ten years ago, this day – the score card was six films, and six songs. The songs posted on that day are listed below.

 

Naino Me Pyaar Dole Sheroo 1957
Kaare Kaare Baadraa Bhaabhi 1957
Jab Baadal Lahraaya Chhoo Mantar 1956
Dil Pukaare Aare Aare Jewel Thief 1967
Tumhaari Nazar Kyun Khafa Ho Gayi Do Kaliyaan 1968
Har Haseen Cheez Ka Main Talabgaar Hoon Saudaagar 1973

 

Out of the six films, five films have since been Yippeee’d on the blog. I notice this interesting push for completing songs of a film. It seems that the preference is always to complete songs of films from 1950s and 1960s. Most of the time, when we are searching for a suitable selection for this Ten Years Challenge series, the films with songs pending are most likely to be not from 1950s and 1960s. I think it is a combination of preference for the melody and music of those two decades, plus the availability. On these two counts, the films from 1950s and 1960s would score the highest, and hence their quicker movement towards Yippeee status.

The film from this list, which still has songs remaining to be posted, belongs to 1973 – ‘Saudaagar’. When this film appeared in the theatres, the one surprising element was the lead pair – Amitabh Bachchan and Nutan, plus Padma Khanna of course. Once one got to know the storyline though, the choice would be rationalized. But at first sight, Nutan – a fairly senior lead actress by that time, paired opposite to an almost rank new comer, Amitabh Bachchan, at first raised some eyebrows. Nutan, having made her transition from child role (‘Hamaari Beti’, 1950) to lead actress roles with ‘Hum Log’ and ‘Nagina’ in 1951, had over two decades of career behind her. Amitabh, on the other hand, was just into the fifth year of his career. Having made a debut with the 1969 film ‘Saat Hindustani’, he was still seen as the Babu Moshai (‘Anand’, 1970), an actor in second lead type roles. No doubt, ‘Zanjeer’ also happened in 1973, and that put him on a fast track as an action hero. But when ‘Saudaagar’, and of course ‘Zanjeer’ were planned and were under production, the phenomenal succcess of the latter film was still into the future. At such a time, the casting of ‘Saudaagar’ surely surprised critics and audiences alike.

The film’s story is a sensitive portrayal of a love triangle, in which one side of the triangle is actually a pretense, nay a fraud, mounted by the male protagonist, for a vested interest, which is to finance his betrothal to his real love interest. It is a plain case of a dishonorable deception, which goes way beyond cheating and defrauding for money – it is a devious fraud on the heart and emotions of gullible and vulnerable widow. Moti (Amitabh) is a young trader in gur (jaggery made from the juice of date palms). Majubee (Nutan) is a relatively older widow, expert in making the jaggery from the date juice. The two have business relations, in that Moti collects the juices from the date palms, brings to Majubee, who makes jaggery from it, and Moti sells it in the market.

Phool Banu appears on the scene, and Moti falls head over heels for her. His efforts to gain a bride are thwarted by Phool Banu’s father, who demands a handsome meher amount for the marriage. Unable to procure the hefty amount demanded, Moti hatches a plan in his mind – he decides to get married to Majubee, and save money on the production process of gur, because he would not have to pay Majubee, once he becomes her husband. Majubee is shocked and surprised by the proposal, refuses at first, but then slowly gives in to the cajoling and pursuance by Moti. They get married. At the end of one season of gur making, Moti saves enough to pay the meher for his desired bride. He divorces Majubee, and immediately marries Phool Banu. Majubee is devastated, and completely broken, at being used such by this devious man, who has used her and defrauded her of her vulnerable honor in life.

But the story does not end here. As it turns out, Phool Banu has no inkling of the gur making proces. Her main interests in life are “Sajna Hai Mujhe Sajna Ke Liye“. Moti, unable to now supply good quality gur in the market, loses his reputation, and his business. The affluence is gone, the reputation is gone, and so is the dream of a happily-ever-after life with his beloved. And the story moves further. . . to be dealt with in another post later. 🙂

The film is produced by the house of Rajshree – Rajshree Pictures Pvt Ltd, Bombay. It is directed by Sudhendu Roy. Besides the three important stars already named, the impressive cast of actors includes Trilok Kapoor, Murad, Dev Kishan, V Gopal, CS Dubey, Pardesi, Narbada Shankar, Santosh Ghosh, Nadira, Ras Raj, Paritosh Choudhary, Ashok Mitra, Samar Rai, Jugnu, Chandu Allahabadi, Ramesh Verma, Shriram Shastri, Chaturvedi, Bihari, Leela Mishra, Paro, Habeeba, Salma, Sitara, Suraiya, Master Saka, Master Firdaus, and Baby Shamina.

Geet Kosh lists seven songs for the film. All the songs are created by the lyricist – MD Ravindra Jain. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. On screen, it is performed by Padma Khanna, as she is walking back home from the river banks, after having crossed it on a boat. Amitabh has seen her, and is following her from the boat itself. Of course Padma Khanna, i.e. Phool Banu, is very much aware that she is being followed by this lanky and handsome young man. So she is playing the siren’s role to the hilt. Introduces herself in the song, she tells her pursuer about herself and her youth, and clearly communicates that she is verily enjoying the attention she is getting from him. In a couple of close shots, Amitabh looks very much like a provoked predator, as he eyes this willing beauty dancing for his benefit.

A catchy song, and enticing words. . . both characters are hunters, laying veritable traps for each other. 🙂

 

Song – Champa Nahin, Chameli Nahin, Main Genda Nahin Gulaab Nahin  (Saudaagar) (1973) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

champa nahin chameli nahin
main genda nahin gulaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
ho main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

champa nahin chameli nahin
main genda nahin gulaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
ho main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

saara gaaon
mera naam le ke aahen bhare
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
saara gaaon mera naam le ke aahen bhare
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
koel nahin papiha nahin
main geeton bhari kitaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
haaye main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

kyun jamaana
hai deewaana mera
mujhe kya pata
main haseen hoon
main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
kyun jamaana hai deewaana mera
mujhe kya pata
main haseen hoon main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
main haseen hoon main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
saari umar lagey na nazar
mera aisa to shabaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
haaye main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चम्पा नहीं चमेली नहीं
मैं गेंदा नहीं गुलाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हो मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

चम्पा नहीं चमेली नहीं
मैं गेंदा नहीं गुलाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हो मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

सारा गाँव
मेरा नाम ले के आहें भरे
जो भी देखे मेरी सूरत
हाए हाय करे
सारा गाँव मेरा नाम ले के आहें भरे
जो भी देखे मेरी सूरत
हाए हाय करे
कोयल नहीं पपीहा नहीं
मैं गीतों भरी किताब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हाए मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

क्यों ज़माना
है दीवाना मेरा
मुझे क्या पता
मैं हसीं हूँ
मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
क्यों ज़माना है दीवाना मेरा
मुझे क्या पता
मैं हसीं हूँ मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
मैं हसीं हूँ मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
सारी उमर लगे ना नज़र
ऐसा मेरा शबाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हाए मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो


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