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Blog Day: 4328 Post No.: 15619

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 32
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“Insaaniyat”(1955) was produced and directed by S S Wasan for Gemini Pictures, Madras. This movie had Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Bina Rai, Vijaylaxmi, Jayant, Jairaj, Shobhana Samarth, Badr Prasad, Kumar, Agha, Mohana, Zippy (Chimpanzee), T Mukherjee, Ishwar Lala, G v Sharma, Vijay Rao, G Bhatt etc in it.

The movie had a whopping 17 songs in it. How can a movie have so many songs and still have some time left for story ! I also wonder how the music team of the movie had the stamina and drive to create so many songs in a movie !

Eight of these songs have been covered so far.

No. Blog Song number

Songs Posted on
1. 1619 Tere sang sang sang piyaa khel ke main rang 15 July 2009
2. 1790 Chup chup chup hone lagaa kuchh 23 Aug 2009
3. 2381 Aayi jhoom ke bahaar 3 Apr 2010
4. 2487 Main bandar hoon shahar kaa tu banmaanush junglee 24 May 2010
5. 8436 Apni chhaaya mein bhagwaan bithhaa le mujhe 31 July 2013
6. 15013 Raja beta bada hoke jaayega school 30 Apr 2019
7. 15335 Gori kar le tu aaj singaar 11 Dec 2019
8. 15513 Haseenon ka manzoor kar lo salaam 3 Apr 2020

This movie offered one blog Ten year challenge opportunity on 3 april 2020 which was used. Today, seven weeks later, another Blog Ten year challenge opportunity presents itself for this song.

On this occasion, here is the ninth song from “Insaaniyat”(1955) to appear in the blog. his song is sung by Lata and Chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song was lip synced by Bina Roy on screen.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.
Audio link:

Song-Chala gaya hai maaanjhi (Insaaniyat)(1955) singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Lata + Female chorus
Lata + Female chorus + Male chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

chalaa gaya hai maanjhi
naiyyaa chhod beech manjhdhaar
tere haath hai maalik meri
qismat ki patwaar
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

aaj chalaa mere sar ka saayee
meri nazar se door
aaj chalaa mere sar ka saayee
meri nazar se door
maange hain vardaan ye tujhse
birhan kaa sindoor
jaissey jaayein waissey aaye
ghar mera sartaaj prabhu teri
charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

thodi si prabhu de do apne
charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool

teri dayaa se bann jaayega
ek ek kaantaa phool
de do charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool

tu hai jisska saathi
usske kaun bigaade kaaj
prabhu teri
charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

rakhiyo mori laaj


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

This is his 600th writeup in the blog.

Blog Day:

4327 Post No. : 15618

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 31
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Agha Jaani Kashmiri (16/10/1908 – 27/03/1998) was perhaps the first story/screen-play/dialogue writer who was the ‘king maker’ in the Hindi film industry. Some of the producers/directors like Mehboob Khan, Shashidhar Mukherjee, Sunil Dutt used to consult him while taking up their new film projects. It is said that though he would be officially engaged for writing screen-play and dialogues, in realities, he would be their adviser in almost all the aspects of the film-making. Some of the actors themselves used to get trained from him about the correct pronunciations of their dialogues in Hindustani. Ashok Kumar, Devika Rani, Nargis, Joy Mukherjee, Sadhna, Saira Bano were some of the actors who sought his advice on their Urdu diction.

During his nearly 4 decades of filmy career in Hindi film industry, Aghajaani Kashmiri directed only one film, ‘Tohfaa’ (1947). The star cast included Nawab Kashmiri, Veera, Rehman, Anuradha, Shah Nawaz Shakuntala, Agha Miraz, Kanta, T N Charlie etc. There were 6 lyricists for 10 songs which were set to music by M A Rauf Osmania, the ghazal singer at the court of Nizam of Hyderabad and on Nizam Radio. Rafique Ghaznavi provided the background music. The theme of the film was Hindu-Muslim unity.

Nawab Kashmiri. a favourite actor of New Theater’s Boss, B N Sarkar, was a cousin of Agha Jaani Kashmiri and was the same actor who removed all his teeth for the realism of his role in ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’(1933).[Ref: ‘Stars From Another Sky’ (2010)]. In ‘Tohfaa’ (1947), he probably did the role of an Ustad whose daughter (Veera) is in one-sided love with Ustad’s disciple (Rehman). The disciple takes it to be a sisterly love of her devotion. The daughter is devasted when the disciple falls in love with a city-bread damsel (probably, Anuradha) whom he introduces to his ‘sister’ to fulfil his long overdue promise to present her with a gift (tohfaa). It is a tragic story of misinterpretation of love between the Ustad’s daughter and his disciple and also of the misinterpretation of the gift (tohfaa) the daughter was expecting. [I have interpreted the story of the film based on the review of the film in May 1948 issue of ‘Filmindia’].

The review in ‘Filmindia’ had blamed the inapt handling of the direction by Agha Jaani Kashmiri. The film flopped miserably at the box office. My guess for one of the reasons for the failure of the film is its timing of the release. This film was due for release at a time when the partition of the country was to take place. Hindu-Muslim riots on the eve of the partition forced the film to be released post-partition. The film was released in April 1948 by which time the prospective audience had already seen the impact of the partition. Probably, they were not in a mood to watch the serious film with the rhetoric of Hindu-Muslim unity theme. But most of the songs in the film became popular.

Exactly 10 years ago, i.e. on May 23, 2010, our Blog had covered 3 songs of which one song, kahaan tak jafaa husn waalon ke sahte, was from ‘Tohfaa’ (1947).

So far, 7 out of 10 songs from ‘Tohfaa’ (1947) have been covered in the Blog as under:

No. Songs Posted on
1. kahaan tak jaffa husn waalon ke sahte 23/05/2010
2. jeene ki soorat ho gayee 28/07/2012
3. kisne chheda man ka taar 14/10/2012
4. ik aisa geet sunaavo 23/06/2013
5. hamne tumne kiyaa thha jo aabaad 03/07/2013
6. mohabbat kar mohabbat kar 07/07/2013
7. bhole sajan tujhe kaise bataaun 01/02/2015
8. wo dil gaya wo dil ke sahaare chale gaye Being covered in this writeup
9. gunche sharminda na ho Yet to be covered
10. kabhi tarsi huyi aankhon ki hasrat Yet to be covered

It would be observed that out of 10 songs, 3 songs are yet to be covered. There has been no addition to the song already covered in the Blog for the last 5 years. I checked on the video sharing platforms on the internet and found that out of these 3 songs only one song, wo dil gaya wo dil ke sahaare chale gaye is available as of date which I am presenting here. The song is rendered by Geeta Dutt. The song is written by Rafique Ghaznavi which is set to music by M A Rauf Osmania.

Audio Clip:

Song-Wo dil gaya wo dil ke sahaare chale gaye (Tohfa)(1947) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rafiq Ghaznavi, MD-M A Rauf Osmania

Lyrics

wo dil gaya wo dil ke
wo dil gaya wo dil ke
sahaare chale gaye
sahaare chale gaye
sahaare chale gaye
wo dil gaya wo dil ke
sahaare chale gaye
jinse thha hamko pyaar
jinse thha hamko pyaar
jinse thha hamko pyaar
wo pyaare chale gaye
jinse thha hamko pyaar

tum the har ek cheez thhi ee ee ee
mere naseeb mein aen aen
tum kya gaye naseeb
tum kya gaye naseeb
hamaare chale gaye
jinse thha hamko pyaar
wo pyaare chale gaye

raushan thha jinke dam se mera
aa aa aa aa
dil mera khayaal
wo chaand bhi gaya
wo sitaare chale gaye
sitaare chale gaye
sitaare chale gaye
jinse thha hamko pyaar
wo pyaare chale gaye

jab band aankh karte hain
aen aen aen aen
ye dekhte hain hum m m m m
jaise ki hum bhi saath
jaise ki hum bhi saath
tumhaare chale gaye
jaise ki hum bhi saath
tumhaare chale gaye
jaise ki hum bhi saath
tummhaare chale gaye
chale gaye


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Blog Day :

4319 Post No. : 15604

“Surajmukhi”(1950) was directed by O P Dutta for Madhuban, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rehana, Shyam, Gope, Yashodhara Katju, Hafeez Khan, Randheer, Mukri, Cuckoo, Durga Khote etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Surajmukhi”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The movie had three lyricists (Rajinder Krishan, Aabid Gulrez and Gulshan Jalalabadi) but no lyricists have been mentioned against eight of the songs in HFGK. However, the uploader of this song on YT has mentioned Rajinder Krishan as the lyricist. so I have gone with that.

Geeta Dutt had sung seven songs in the movie. This movie also had two songs by Lata and one by Shamshad Begam. So it would seem that Geeta Dutt had sung for the leading lady viz Rehana. However, only the audio of the song is available and so we can only guess about the picturisation. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this rare song.


Song-Aabaad rahe tera ghar munshi…karen kya bata o bhula dene waale (Surajmukhi)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aabaad rahe tera ghar munshi
khat likh saajan ke naam
pardes mein jaane waale piya
nahin tere bina aaraam
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
hamen apna keh kar mita dene waale
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
karen kya bata

hai ro ro ke lut jaana aa aa aa
kismat hamaari
kismat hamaari
tujhe kya kahen o bhula dene waale
tujhe kya kahen o bhula dene waale
hamen apna keh kar mita dene waale
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
karen kya bata

rula kar to aa jaa aa aa
mita kar to aa jaa
mita kar to aa jaa
tujhe dhoondte hain dua dene waale
tujhe dhoondte hain dua dene waale
hamen apna keh kar mita dene waale
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
karen kya bata


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Blog Day : 4316 Post No. : 15601

“Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”(1977) was directed by Lekh Tandon for Rajshree Productions, Bombay. The movie had Prem Kishan, Rameshwari (new find), Shyamali, Madan Puri, Ifthikhar, Shivraj, Sundar, Viju Khote, Rajan Kapoor, Madhup Sharma, Nandlal Sharma, Pardesi, Ratan Gauraang, Chandu Allahabadi, Jagdeep, Leela Mishra, Savita Bajaj, Piloo Wadia, Rashmi, Veena Kapoor, Shashikala, Suresh Rokde, Deepak Puri, Tajendra Gupta etc in it.

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

Details of the seven songs covered in the blog are :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Le to aaye ho hamen sapno ke gaaon me 1118 18-April-2009
2 Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan ho daaman me jiske 1268 12-May-2009
3 Anchra mein phulwa lai ke 10650 6-Jan-2015
4 Purwaiyya ke jhonke aaye 11460 10-Oct-2015
5 Mangal bhawan amangalhaari 14766 27-Nov-2018
6 Jahaan prem ka paawan diyara jare 15266 23-Oct-2019
7 Ab ranjish e khushi se bahaar o khizaan se kya 15429 11-Feb-2020

The chronology of the posting of the songs makes for an interesting reading. After the start of this blog, I have been to five different places viz Jabalpur, Nagpur, Bilaspur, Izatnagar (Bareilly) and Gorakhpur, in that order. First two songs were covered during 2009 when I was in Jabalpur. The next two songs wwere covered in 2015. First of them was discussed when I was at Bilaspur. Next was discussed when I had gone to Izatnagar (Bareilly). The last three songs from the movie have been discussed while I am based at Gorakhpur. So my stay at Nagpur was the only period for the blog that did not see any song from the movie getting discussed.

I have fond memories of misusing my newfound freedom, using that to bunk college classes and watching movies. I watched this movie five times, that is how much I liked the movie. I was not alone. This movie had a longer run in Ranchi (where I was based those days ) than Sholay.

The heroine Rameshwari was the star attraction of the movie. nfortunately she could not capitalise on this dream beginning to her career and she fell by the wayside soon thereafter.

The music of the movie served as the Pied Piper that attracted me to the movie hall repeatedly.

As noted earlier, the movie had eight songs in it. All songs were nice to listen to. The songs that were discussed in the earlier days of the blog were the most popular songs from the movie.

Here is the eighth and final song from “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”(1977) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Hemlata. Ravondra Jain is the lyricist as well as music director. Only the audio of the song seems to be available online. I had watched the movie and I recall this dukhiyaari song being lip synced by Rameshwari in the movie. So this song was very much there in the movie.

With this song, “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”(1977) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog. The movie thus gets YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Shyama ho Shyama (Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye)(1977) Singer-Hemlata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

shyaama ho shyaama
raama ho raama
meri peer tose chhupi to nahin
chhupi to nahin shyaam
chhupi to nahin
meri peer tose chhupi to nahin ee
chhod ke tera dwaar kabhi main
kahin dukh rone gayi to nahin
shyaama ho shyaama
rama ho raama
meri peer tose chhupi to nahin

maine kab chaaha banoon mehlon ki raani
ban ke rahi re main to daras deewaani
maine kab chaaha banoon mehlon ki raani
ban ke rahi re main to daras deewaani
kisi sukh ki khaatir
o mere daata
koi hathh maine kari to nahin
kari to nahin re
hathh kari to nahin
meri peer tose chhupi to nahin ee
shyaama ho shyaama
raama ho raama
meri peer tose chhupi to nahin

maine to hamesha prabhu bas yahi maanga
ban ke rahoon main teri maala ka dhaaga
maine to hamesha prabhu bas yahi maanga
ban ke rahoon main teri maala ka dhaaga
dukh to yahi hai
toone bhi mujhse
kabhi ye na poochha
dukhi to nahin
dukhi to nahin
ari dukhi to nahin
meri peer tose chhupi to nahin een
shyaama ho shyaama
raama ho raama
meri peer tose
meri peer tose chhupi to nahin


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Blog Day :

4315 Post No. : 15597

Today’s song is from Dolti Naiya-1950. This film was made by Shaan E Hind Pictures, Bombay. It had music by Pt.Ram Prasad Sharma. The film’s 10 songs were written by a record number of 8 Lyricists and were sung also by 8 singers. In those days, it must have been a record, I guess. The cast of the film was Amarnath, Nigar Sultana, Shyama Dulari, Veena Kohli, Cuckoo, Bhudo Advani, Mukri, Mirza Musharraf, Munshi Munakka and others.

When I was in school, every year a “Self Governance Day” used to be celebrated in our school. I do not know whether this was a practice elsewhere. On this day selected senior students of class 12th standard used to run the school. Head Master, Supervisor, Sports teacher, Teachers and even Peons’ roles were done by the students themselves. When I reached 12th standard, I was very eager to become a Teacher on this day. I was made a teacher of English language of 7th standard and was given a lesson to be taken on that day. All students looked forward to run the school and become teachers on this day.

I think, this feeling of ruling or being in authority is in every field as a dormant wish. A Clerk looks forward becoming a Manager and a Manager wants to become General Manager. An MLA wants to become an MP and MP wants to become a Minister. Film industry is not too different. Every actress wants to become a Heroine, and actors dream of becoming Director some day. There are several examples when all this has actually happened.

Many successful and famous actors have tried their hand at being a Director of a film ( conversely, many directors also were eager to act in a film. Even such examples are there). Few examples of some actors directing films are Dev Anand-19 films ( he takes the cake), Shammi Kapoor-2 films, Balraj Sahni-1 film, Rajesh Khanna-1 film. Even Comedians like Asrani-5 films and Deven verma-4 films are into this. The case of comedian Radha kishen, who produced a film and when it flopped due to delay and loans mounted, committed suicide.

Some examples of old time actors are Prem Adib-1 film, M.Kumar-2 films, Shahu Modak-1 film. Among actresses, from Fatma Begum-8 films to Hema Malini-4 films, examples are less. Surprisingly, leading actors like Amitabh Bachhan, Dilip kumar, Sanjeev kumar etc never went this way. I wish Dilip kumar had become a Director openly rather than making his directors’ lives miserable by interfering in their work, as a nasty habit.

Mirza Musharraf was a comedian of old times. Though he was successful as an actor, he too wanted to become a Director. Today’s film Dolti naiya-50 is his attempt at directing a movie.

In my quest for information on old time actors and other artistes, I came across many good and some not so good experiences. When I first interviewed Ramesh ji, Bhudo Advani’s son, he told me that their family friend Mirza Musharraf’s daughter also stayed nearby. I took her address and reached her house. Her husband did not allow me to meet her, as they were Muslims, and perhaps because it was my first visit to them. When I explained what I wanted, he expected some money. I told him that this is my hobby and I do not do this for money, he was very skeptic. However, after my persistent visits to him,he relented. Her husband, Mr. Muneer Khan,( now deceased) ex production manager of Firoze Khan, gave me some information.

The name of MIRZA MUSHARRAF AGHA may not ring any bells in the newer generation, as he was a comedian in the 30s and 40s-till the late 60s.
During the 30s and 40s there were quite a few real comedians, who regaled the audiences with their humour. Comedians like V.H.Desai, Ghory and Dikshit (the jodi like Laurel and Hardy),Mirza Musharraf, Bhudo Advani, Noor Mohd.Charlie, Yakub (he had travelled to 15 countries including UK and USA,before joining films) and Gope, Fatty Prasad and Durga Mota were much in demand for comic roles in the films.With the times,one by one,all went behind the curtains, giving way to newer set of comedians like Bhagwan, Sunder, Radhkishen, Mukri, I.S.Johar, Majnu,etc. Nowadays, of course, Comedians have disappeared from films, because almost everyone in a film does Comedy, these days.

Artistes fading away is a natural phenomena, but out of the above comedians, the end of Durga Mota was very pathetic and touching.
Durga Mota or Durga Prasad was very fat and this fatness which fetched him name and fame in the industry also became the cause of his death. In 1947,there were riots everywhere. Durga was in Lahore. He wanted to come back to India like other thousands.He came to Lahore station and boarded the train. Just then a frenzied mob came to the station and started killing the passengers. People ran helter skelter and saved themselves, but due to his fatness Durga Mota could not run and he was slaughtered on the station of Lahore itself.

Mirza Musharraf was born in a sophisticated educated family, on 12-6-1912, at Shujanabad-Punjab. His father was an inspector of Police and claimed to be a scion of the Royal Mughal family. He matriculated from Lahore in 1930. He was keen on becoming a Journalist, so he worked in Daily Zamindar, Tariyaq and Shahid. He was a Nationalist, joined Congress and became Secretary of Lahore Congress committee. He was imprisoned but father got him released. He decided to change profession to films.

He got a small role of a party guest in film ” Qazak ki beti-37′, which was being made by one of his acquaintances in Lahore. His second film was Prem Yatra-37. These were uncredited and insignificant roles, but they gave his clever mind a good idea of film line and acting.

A R Kardar who was into films was known to him in Lahore. Kardar took Mirza to Calcutta. There he acted in film Milap-37. The Hero was Gul Hamid,who died in between and was replaced by Prithviraj Kapoor. Mirza also acted in film Mandir-37. When Kardar shifted to Bombay, he too shifted.

He was very fond of writing Lyrics.He came to Bombay to write film songs and was employed by General films.Those days educated persons were eagerly employed by film studios. He first wrote Lyrics for A.R.Kardar’s film “Baghbaan”-1938. This was the film in which K N Singh did his first role as a villain. In this period, Mirza got married also.

During shootings Kardar required an artist and Mirza was called to fill up the slot, as per the studio norms. Mirza had no dialogues, but he exhibited excellent use of facial expressions and comic timing.This actually killed his dream of becoming a lyrics writer, because after that he was made a comedian and got several films. As a comedian,Mirza worked from 1938 to 1972,working in over 400 films. His last film was Roop tera Mastana-1972, where he was credited. Later he made appearance in films like Pathar se takkar-80 and Anjaam khuda jaane-89 uncredited.

When he was on the peak of his career,a happy producer gave his Bungalow at Versova free to him for living.Though Versova was then quite far off and sparsely populated, Mirza lived there like a king.The marriages of both of his daughters took place there.

Mr.Sanjeet Narwekar-the famous Film historian/journalist writes in his book, The story of Hindi Film comedy,about Mirza”. His specialty was interspersing his Hindi dialogues with English words-quite a curiosity in the pre-independence days. He was almost a permanent with V.M.Vyas and played cameo roles in a fairly long career.” According to Saadat Hasan Manto in his book,stars of another sky, -whichever film he acted, he used to be the darling of the Heroes. He was particularly liked by Kardar, K.Asif and Rafiq Ghaznavi. In many films Mirza lip synched songs, but only in ONE film,he got to sing himself. That was the film Gharib ka laal-1939, in a duet. He also sung few lines in film Piya Milan-45 and CAPTAIN KISHORE-1957. He sang along with Mohd.Rafi and Tun Tun.

In one of the interviews Mirza gave to magazine Shama, in August 1981, he described some of his experiences in the film world. This interview is a part of the book ” Ye un dinon ki baat hai” written by my friend Yasir Abbasi. Here are few of his stories. In Bombay, he got to know Nazir-actor, director, producer and owner of Hind Pictures studios, and his nephew K.Asif (Mughal-E-Azam fame). Asif did no work, so Nazir opened a Tailor’s shop for him, but still he did nothing. His interests were different.

Mirza also came closer to director S M Yousuf. Mirza was present in his marriage to actress Nigar Sultana. Mirza describes how K.Asif eloped with Nazir’s wife (and his Mami- aunt) Sitara Devi. Asif later married Yousuf’s wife Nigar Sultana also. Still later Asif married Dilip kumar’s sister too. Asif was notorious in such matters.

Mirza knew Mohd. Rafi since Lahore days. When Rafi came to Bombay, Mirza introduced Rafi to many film people. Mirza claims that Rafi’s first Hindi recorded song was from film Kul Kalank-45, ” Topiwale Babu’ – a duet with Amirbai Karnataki. This song was shot on Mirza and Amirbai on screen. Rafi, it seems, got Rs. 75 for this song. Mirza acted in film Grihasthi-48, which became a Hit film, running for 105 weeks in Bombay. In a public poll, Mirza got a second prize for acting in this film (first was Yaqub) and he got a Gold medal of 3 Tolas. In his difficult days, Mirza sold it, says he.
There are many more anecdotes he describes, but may be some other time.

Mirza Musharraf died in 1991.

Film Industry is one industry which grew very fast. Firstly, there was no competition (except from AIR for entertainment) and secondly, joining this industry needed no special qualifications. Moreover, from the beginning, the ROI (Returns On the Investment) ratio was quite high,once you took care of few parameters like, good actors, good songs and a mix of Romance and Comedy !

Thousands of aspirants, the Good looking, the Bad looking and the Ugly looking rushed to Bombay, Lahore and Calcutta to try their luck. Tawaifs and stage artists had an easy entry, so was for the Handsome and Muscular bodied males.

The studio system took care of grooming its employees. Most people were hired without any specific job description. When needed, the script writer or the Lyricist had to act in the film, and Choreographer-Dance Master in those days-had to take up Direction- if needed. Artists graduated from menial jobs to important positions.That is how Choreographer Guru Dutt became a Director and a Hero, Lyricist and writer J.S.Casshyap became actor/singer, or Amiya Chakrawarty became famous Director from being the Canteen Manager in Bombay Talkies, Ashok kumar became Hero from being a Technician in Camera Department and an Extra working as one of the 40 thieves in ” Alibaba and 40 Thieves”-1929, became the Movie Mughal, Director Mehboob Khan.

Those times were different.Industry needed people in all departments. Heads of Studios were like expert jewellers. They knew how to nurture talents. Successful strugglers had empathy towards existing strugglers and gave them opportunity to showcase their skills. Studios got right persons for right jobs. Real Talents survived, rest disappeared.

There were many One timers, who acted in only 1-2 films, directed just 1 film, produced 1 movie, sung only few songs or gave music to only 1 or 2 films. Luck also played an important role. Artists seeking opportunities in Music Departments like singing and composing were many. Most got chances,few prospered.

But it is important to note that every One timer was contributing towards Industry’s growth. Like every drop makes an ocean, these one timers or short distance runners also gave their might to the industry. Those who disappeared after a short performance remained alive through their contribution on record. Hundreds of aspirants came to become Music Directors, only few made the grade, survived and the rest simply vanished.These short time passengers or composers had their time of glory too. Their songs were cherished but their names were forgotten.

Before I proceed further, can you tell me what is the common link in the following names ?

Pyarelal-Ganesh-Naresh-Mahesh-Anand-Gorakh

They are all brothers and sons of Pandit RAMPRASAD SHARMA. He is the Music Director of today’s film Dolti Naiya-1950.
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Pt.Ramprasad Sharma, born in 1900, belonged to Gorakhpur in United provinces(today’s U.P.). Seeing his love for music, he was brought to Bharatpur State by the king’s bandmaster. He played Trumpet here, then played in Agra Military Band and ended up joining a Circus as a Band Master himself. He toured Delhi, Lahore and Calcutta ,where he settled for some time.He married a local Post Master’s daughter and also worked for Columbia and New Theatres. By now he was an expert in 10 instruments and knew all Ragas.

He came to Bombay in 1938 and played in many studios. His first film as MD was Nayi Baat-1947, then Taqdeerwale-48, Shakti-48, Bedard-49, Banu- 49, Anyay-49, Dolti Naiyya-50 and finally Magic Carpet-64.

His knowledge of Music was so deep that many Composers like,Kalyan ji, Roshan, Uttamsingh, Hridaynath Mangeshkar etc came to him to learn notations in which he was a master. Probably, having played as a Band Master helped him.Those days, very few musicians knew how to write music in Notations. This art was carried further by his another son Ganesh.

Despite his knowledge of music, he failed as a composer himself and worked/played for other Music Directors like Naushad, K.Dutta, C. Ramchandra etc. His trumpet playing in the famous song of Rafi ” Suhani raat dhal chuki” (film Dulari-1949) is unforgettable.

Pt.Ramprasad will be remembered by many composers as their teacher. His music was melodious, his Luck was not too kind on him, though.

His two sons Pyarelal and Ganesh became famous composers.

Pt.Ramprasad died on 22-8-1995 at Mumbai.

Today’s song is a very melodious one – as such, I like Durrani as a singer. He has sung one of the best songs of Hindi films, in my opinion (Neend hamari, khwaab tumhare-Nai kahani-1943). Pt. Ramprasad’s tune and music is just superb. To give such a music in 1950 was in itself an achievement. When I hear today’s song, I feel a similarity to Talat’s song ‘ Meri yaad mein na aansoo bahana” from film Madhosh-51. I may be wrong also. Alas, Film industry does not go by quality, it goes by measurable success in terms of popularity of songs. Whom to blame, music lovers or the industry ?
Enjoy the song.


Song- Meri zindgi bhi koi zindagi hai (Dolti Naiyya)(1950) Singer- G M Durrani, Lyricist- Zafar Malihabadi, MD- Pt. Ram Prasad

Lyrics

meri zindagi bhi koi zindagi hai
na dil mein umangen na lab par hansi hai
meri zindagi bhi

kiya hai muqaddar ne barbaad aisa
kiya hai muqaddar ne barbaad aisa
jidhar dekhta hoon nahin koi apna
jidhar dekhta hoon nahin koi apna
nahin koi apna
nazar ik zamaane se badle huye hain
meri zindagi bhi

mere dil ko hardam dukhaati hai duniya
mere dil ko hardam dukhaati hai duniya
tadapta hoon main muskuraati hai duniya
tadapta hoon mai muskuraati hai duniya
muskurati hai duniya
mujhe kis khata par saza mil rahi hai
meri zindagi bhi

sunaata raha laakh ghamon ka fasaana
sunaata raha laakh ghamon ka fasaana
kisi ne magar dard dil ka na jaana
kisi ne magar dard dil ka na jaana
dil ka na jaana
zamaane ne kab bekason ki suni hai
meri zindagi bhi koi zindagi hai
na dil mein umangen na lab par hansi hai
meri zindagi bhi


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Blog Day :

4281 Post No. : 15524

“Hathhkadi”(1958) was produced by Dhanwant S Shah and directed by Sudarshan Bhatia for D S Films, Bombay. This “crime” movie had Shakeela, Jabeen, Motilal, Sajjan, Rajan Haksar, Amarnath, Mirza Musharraf, Mirajkar, Ramesh Sinha, Bhagwan Sinha, Umesh Sharma, Leela Mishra, Narbada Shankar, Shashimala, Seshma etc with guest appearances by Murad, Bhuda Adwani, Cuckkoo, and Sheil Vaz.

The movie had six songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past. Here is the fourth song from “Hathhkadi”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Saxena is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nashaad.

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


Song-Haay main jaaun kahaan (Hathhkadi)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Saxena, MD-Naashaad

Lyrics

Haay main jaaun kahaan
lut gaya mera jahaan
Haay main jaaun kahaan

kaise kahoon jaan jaley ae hoy
kaise kahoon jaan jaley
dil pe mera bas na chaley
khulti nahin hai zubaan
Haay main jaaun kahaan

dil ne pukaara hai tujhe
dard ne maara hai mujhe
mushqil mein hai meri jaan
Haay main jaaun kahaan

ae gham e dil tu hi bata de
meri manzil ka pata
ae gham e dil tu hi bata de
meri manzil ka pata
milta nahin hai nishaan aan
Haay main jaaun kahaan
lut gaya mera jahaan
Haay main jaaun kahaan

pyaar hai jalne ke liye ae ae ae ae
farz sambhalne ke liye
pyaar hai jalne ke liye
farz sambhalne ke liye
zingadi hai imtihaan aan
Haay main jaaun kahaan
Haay main jaaun kahaan
lut gaya mera jahaan
Haay main jaaun kahaan


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Blog Day: 4269 Post No.: 15497

“Mr Chakram”(1956) was produced by Sant Singh-Paachhi and directed by S P Bakshi for P S Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shyama, Ranjan, Roopmaala, Sundar, Om Prakash, Chandrashekhar, Randhrre, Kumkum, Ramesh Thakur, Abbaas, Tripathi, Ramlal, Kathhana, Mohan etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Nakshab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The movie had six Asha Bhonsle solo and one Lata Mangeshkar solos, and one Rafi solo. I have a feeeling that all female solos were picturised on Shyama but I cannnot be sure as only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Ek gham ka din bhi aaya (Mr Chakram)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-J Nakshab, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

ek gham ka din bhi aaya
do din ki zindagi mein
barbaad ho gaye hum
ae dil hansi hansi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya

ae chaand chaandni mein duniya basaaney waale
duniya basaaney waale
ae chaand chaandni mein duniya basaaney waale
duniya basaaney waale
lut’te hain besahaare
lut’te hain besaahare
taaron ki roshni mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya
do din ki zindagi mein
barbaad ho gaye hum
ae dil hansi hansi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya

afsaane gham ke laakhon dhhaalenge hosh waale
dhhaalenge(?) hosh waale
afsaane gham ke laakhon dhhaalenge hosh waale
dhhaalenge(?) hosh waale
munh se nikal gayi hai
munh se nikal gayi hai
ek baat bekhudi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya
do din ki zindagi mein
barbaad ho gaye hum
ae dil hansi hansi me
ek gham ka din bhi aaya

itna nahin ke dil ki dhaaras bandhaaye koi
dhaaras bandhaaye koi
itna nahin ke dil ki dhaaras bandhaaye koi
dhaaras bandhaaye koi
jhhoothhi tasalliyaan bhi
jhoothhi tasalliyaan bhi
kaafi hain bekasi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya
do din ki zindagi mein
barbaad ho gaye hum
ae dil hansi hansi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya


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Blog Day: 4262 Post No.: 15487

“Badnaam”(1952) was produced by D D Kashyap for Filmistan Limited Bombay. This “social” movie had Shyama, Balraj Sahni, Ulhas, Murad, Prabhu Dayal, Pappu, Narendra Kumar, Sheela, Jankidas, D S panchotiya, Bhujbal singh, Talwar, Shakeel, Mishra, Munna, Helen etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Badnaam”(1952) to o appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Basant Prakash.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowleadgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this melancholic “dukhiyaari naari” song.


Song-O dene waale ye kya diya toone (Badnaam)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Basant Prakash

Lyrics

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o

o o o
o o o
o dene waale ye kya diya toone
do chaar aansu do chaar aahen
o o o o
dene waale

hoke rahi barbaad jawaani
haaye
hoke rahi barbaad jawaani
dil ko mili ik dard nishaani
dil ko mili ik dard nishaani
loot liya taqdeer ne sab kuchh a a
loot liya taqdeer ne sab kuchh
dena chaahe to kyun chaahe
o o o o
o dene waale ye kya diya toone
do chaar aansoo do chaar aahen
o o o o
dene waale

meri mohabbat adhoori kahaani ee
haaye
meri mohabbat adhoori kahaani
khil ki dhhali phool si zindgani
khil ki dhhali phool si zindgani
dukhdon ki nagri gham ka andhera aa aa
dukhdon ki nagri gham ka andhera
laayi kahaan mujhe pyaar ki raahen
o o o o
o dene waale ye kya diya toone
do chaar aansoo do chaar aahen
o o o dene waale
o o o
o o o
o o o


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Blog Day: 4261 Post No.: 15485

“Maaya Machhindra”(1951) aka Gorakhnath was directed by Aspi Irani for Super Pictures, Bombay. This mythological movie had Surendra, Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Usha Kiran, Shanta Kunwar, Nand Kishore, Parshuram, Chaandni, Rajni, Bheem, Amirbai, Gulzar, Mona, Master Vinod etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Maaya Machhindra”(1951) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt and Surendra. Manoharlal Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by Premnath (MD) who was different from the actor of the same name,

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that this song was picturised on Nirupa Roy and Surendra. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Toot gayi haay jeewan veena (Maaya Machhindra)(1951) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Surendra, Lyrics-Manoharlal Khanna, MD-Premnath (MD)
Both

Lyrics

toot gayi haaye jeewan veena
jeewan sathi bin kya jeena
bin kya jeena
toot gayi haaye
toot gayi haaye jeewan veena
jeewan saathi bin kya jeena
bin kya jeena
toot gayi haaye

tan me kaante man mein kaante
tan mein kaante man mein kaante
neend kabhi aankhon mein aake
neend kabhi aankhon mein aake
tadpoon jaise jal bin meena
jal bin meena
toot gayi haaye

pankhheen ik panchi hoon main
udna chaahoon ud na sakoon main
pankhheen ik panchi hoon main
udna chaahoon ud na sakoon main
maut hai ye jeewan bhar jeena
aise jeena
toot gayi haaye

naina kahen ab kaun hamaara
man poochhe ab kisko sahaara
beete dinon ki haaye raina
beete dinon ki haaye raina
sapnon ki godi mein jeena
toot gayi haaye

toot gayi haaye jeewan veena
jeewan saathi bin kya jeena
bin kya jeena
toot gayi haaye


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Blog Day : 4254 Post No. : 15474

“Aadhi Roti” (1957) was produced by Amritlal Gandhi and Vallabk Choksi and directed by Chandrakant for Gandhi and Choksi, Bombay. the “social” movie had Bhagwan, Sulochana, Ulhas, Prem Adib, Kumud Tripathi, Manorama, Al Nasir, Bima Kumari, Master Dabboo, Roop Kumar (Daisy Irani), Ratnamala, Rajan Haksar, Radheshyam, Amirbai Karnataki, Baby Akhtar, Mehrunnissa, Bagla, R S Dubey, Champak Lala, Rajesh Sharma, Shrawan Kumar, Uma Khosla, Shakuntala etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Aadhi Roti” (1957) to appear in the blog. the song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

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

HFGK informs us that this song is part I of a three part song in the movie.


Song-Soja re soja mere laal soja (Aadhi Roti)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

soja re
soja mere laal soja
nindiya ki nagri mein kho ja
mere laal
kho ja
soja re
soja mere laal soja

soya hai gagan
soya hai pawan
soya hai gagan
soya hai pawan
tu bhi so jaa o nirdhan ke dhan
soja
soja re
soja mere laal soja

na koi resham jhool jhulaaye
na koi pankha dulaaye
soja kanhaiya
tujhko teri
maiyya ki mamta sulaaye
soja re
soja mere laal soja

tu jo soye
sang sang tere
soyenge dukhde hamaare
apne dulaare ke mohan mukhde pe
waaroon main lakh lakh taare
soja re
soja mere laal soja


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