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Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘Pathos’ Category


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 : 3713 Post No. : 14642

Ek kissa hai, Radha ka. There is a tale, of a girl named Radha. She was in her teens, ‘kamsin’ as they say in parlance – young and innocent in years; sporting dark tresses that reached her knees; her supremely fair and flawless skin as if made from milk; her eyes – bright, with a depth enough for a smitten heart to drown itself. She would come to the terrace to hang out the laundry for drying. Iqbal, smitten as he was with the beauty of this young lady, would wait everyday to fill his heart with her moving images. The fascination, the infatuation remained as it is, unexpressed – for he could never muster up enough courage to say or do anything to express his feelings. Fears and apprehensions of many kinds held him back. Radha, remained a puppy love dream – forever. But is sure did make a poet out of that obsessed heart that could not express itself to its beloved.

He penned the following lines, as his initiation into the world of verse writing,

खेंचते हैं अपनी जानिब यार ये गेसू मुझे
आ रही है हर तरफ से प्यार की खुशबू मुझे
एक राधा से हुई है जब से मेरी दोस्ती
सारी दुनिया कह रही है आजकल हिन्दू मुझे

These tresses of my beloved, beckon me
The fragrance of love is diffused all around me
Since my heart has made a friend named radha
All the world is calling me a hindu these days

By his own admission, he would never have taken to pen and paper, if by some God sent blessing, this infatuation would have ripened into a reciprocated affair, and if the two would have been betrothed. The world of letters, and the world of cinema would have been robbed of one of the best romantic poets of the Golden Era of the Hindi film music.

Iqbal Hussain, born on 15th April, 1927 in Jaipur, grew up to be known by his pen name more than anything else – Hasrat. And the city of his origin came in to complete his identity recognition – Jaipuri.

He passed away this day (17th September) in 1999 after a scintillating career of almost five decades as a songwriter. The unsuccessful saga of his first love was in any case immortalized. The famous aria venerating the identity of the romantic messaging device called the ‘प्रेम पत्र’ (love letter), was originally written for his Radha, of the terrace visits. The song it became is – “Ye Mera Prem Patra Padh Kar” (film ‘Sangam, 1964).

It is a temptation to revisit all the great poetry he has written, that has become popular and enduring. But then even this one night, sleepless per force, would be inadequate to do justice. But in any case, that sampling may just be a reprise for all the dear melodies that I am sure all readers and lovers of this music, have stored away in their memories.

And so I just introduce this one song today. This wonderful melody, for the longest of the time, I was under the impression that this one is already posted here. But today I discovered that it is still in waiting. The film is ‘Badnaam’ from 1952. The music director is Basant Prakash (brother of Khemchand Prakash). The baritone rich singing voice is that of Shankar Dasgupta. The verses, of course, are from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri.

The first sub line of this poem imitates the well known starting words of the famous she’er – “Ye Ishq Nahin Asaan, Bas Itna Samajh Lijey. . .” from a ghazal by the maestro Jigar Moradabadi. But after that it goes on to take a powerful identity of its own with lines like “. . .zakhmon mein chhupa lena, tasveer e mohabbat ko. . .” and “. . .khud lut ke sikha dena, duniya ko wafa karna. . .”.

An immense ghazal – words, composition, rendition – all are superlative. With memories of Hasrat Sb, enjoy this wonderful creation.

[Author’s Note: The episode of the poet’s first love is adapted from the definitive article on Hasrat Jaipuri, from the book ‘Hindi Filmon Ke Geetkar’ by Anil Bhargav.]

Song – Ye Ishq Nahin Aasaan, Kaanton Pe Jiya Karna (Badnaam) (1952) Singer – Shankar Dasgupta, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Basant Prakash

Lyrics

ye ishq nahin aasaan
kaanton pe
kaanton pe jiya karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

ye ishq nahin aasaan
kaanton pe jiya karna
kaanton pe jiya karna
ashqon ka zehar hardam
khush ho ke piya karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

kehte hain jise ulfat
ye khel hai sholon ka
kehte hain jise ulfat
ye khel hai sholon ka
chupchaap hi jal jaana
hargiz na gila karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

zakhmon mein chhupa lena
tasveer e mohabbat ko
tasveer e mohabbat ko
zakhmon mein chhupa lena
tasveer e mohabbat ko
tasveer e mohabbat ko
khud lut ke sikha dena
duniya ko wafa karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

aise to kai toofaan
raahon mein sataayenge
aise to kai toofaan
raahon mein sataayenge
ghabra ken a darr jaana
manzil pe badha karna
kaanton pe jiya karna
ye ishq nahin aasaan
kaanton pe jiya karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये इश्क़ नहीं आसान
काँटों पे
काँटों पे जिया करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

ये इश्क़ नहीं आसान
काँटों पे जिया करना
काँटों पे जिया करना
अशकों का ज़हर हरदम
खुश हो के पिया करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

कहते हैं जिसे उलफत
ये खेल है शोलों का
कहते हैं जिसे उलफत
ये खेल है शोलों का
चुपचाप ही जल जाना
हरगिज़ ना गिला करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

ज़ख़्मों में छुपा लेना
तस्वीर ए मोहब्बत को
तस्वीर ए मोहब्बत को
ज़ख़्मों में छुपा लेना
तस्वीर ए मोहब्बत को
तस्वीर ए मोहब्बत को
खुद लुट के सीखा देना
दुनिया को वफा करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

ऐसे तो कई तूफान
राहों में सताएंगे
ऐसे तो कई तूफान
राहों में सताएंगे
घबरा के न डर जाना
मंज़िल पे बढ़ा करना
काँटों पे जिया करना
ये इश्क़ नहीं आसान
काँटों पे जिया करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

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Blog Day : 3701 Post No. : 14622

“Bahaadur” (1953) was a Ranjit Film Company Production. It was directed by Ratibhai Punatkar. The movie had Suresh, Shyama, Roopmala, Amarnath, Anwar Hussein, Shammi etc in it.

This movie had eight songs in it that were written by six lyricists and the songs had five voices in them.
seventh song from “Bahaadur”(1953) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Ashima Bannerji. Surjeet Sethi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Mohinder.

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


Song-Tasalli dene waale (Bahaadur)(1953) Singer-Ashima Bannerji, Lyrics-Surjeet Sethi, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics

Tasalli dene waale
ae ae ae ae ae
ashq pee jaane ko kehte hain
aen aen aen
magar bahte huye paani
ee ee ee ee
kabhi khwaabon mein rahte hain

ae naakhuda
darti hoon main
ae naakhuda
darti hoon main
kashti na kar saahil se door
saahil se door
ae naakhuda
ae naakhuda

maana ke tu hai hamsafar
maana ke tu hai hamsafar
phir bhi to hai
ae ae ae ae
maujon ka darr
phir saamne mushqil na ho
aaye hain jis mushqil se door
mushqil se door
ae naakhuda
ae naakhuda

ye shaam hai kitni haseen
ye shaam hai kitni haseen
ik main hoon
aa aa aur koi nahin
pehlu mein hai rehna mere
hona kabhi na dil se door
is dil se door
ae naakhudaa
darti hoon main
kashti na kar saahil se door
saahil se door
ae naakhudaa
ae naakhudaa


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Blog Day : 3690 Post No. : 14599

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 21
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‘ट’ – टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा ॰ ॰ ॰

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हम आस किए जाते, तुम पास नहीं आते
जाना था चले जाते, मिलने को चले आते

Everyone has to depart, someday. But this beseeching yoke of memories is now becoming an encumbering burden, that would probably be lightened only when I myself will depart.

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Presenting the next episode in this series. With close to half of Rafi Sb’s songs already posted on the blog, it is getting to be not an easy job to find songs to fit the requirements of the series. The alphabet letter for today is ‘ट’. When we scan the list of songs, we find a long list of songs starting with ‘t’, but then on closer review, one finds that majority of these ‘t’ songs are actually for the syllable ‘त’ –  as in ‘तुम’, ‘तुम्हारे’, ‘तेरा’ etc. There are very few songs that will start with the sound of ‘ट’.

But then, the going is still good. In fact I found two very good songs that satisfy this criteria; the second one I found fit quite well into another series, so I kept that aside for now.

This song is from the film ‘Lagan’ from 1971. Prior to this, two other films by this same title have been made – on in 1941 and the second in 1955. This is the third one. The film is produced under the banner of RRK Combine of Madras (now Chennai), and is directed by Ramanna. The star cast of this film includes Nutan, Ajay Sahni, Prem Chopra, Farida Jalal, Jagdeep, Bindu, Sulochana, Shabnam, Jaishri T, Nazir Hussain, Beerbal, Dubey and Kailash Chopra amongst others.

The film is a family drama – a story about a mother (role played by Sulochana) and her two sons (roles played by Prem Chopra and Ajay Sahni aka Parikshit Sahni). They relocate from Burma to Bombay, and a good Samaritan soul (role played by Nazir Hussain) in the form of a friend of the lady’s late-husband, hands them over substantial assets that are the share of the late-husband. Life is comfortable, only that the elder son (Prem Chopra) is wayward, and seeks extra-marital happiness. His wife is on way for a child, and he mistreats her. When this become known to the mother, she resolves to take action against her elder son, and to set him right.

The film has six songs, all written by Anand Bakshi, and tuned to music by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. Some of the songs are well heard memories from radio listening days. I picked this song for being a duet of Rafi Sb, but could not locate its video. I even scanned the film quickly, but it seems this song has been excluded from the film.

A duet in the voice of Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle, it seems like a sad song of separation. As I scanned the film, I really could not make out where and how this song might fit into the storyline. If it were a solo sad song, then it could have fit in well. But a sad song presented as a duet seems to have no place in the film.

And so, presenting the next in this series, a song that is presents  a complaint, possibly from to a separated companion, or may be to the Almighty.

Song – Toote To Toote Koi Dil Ka Sahaara  (Lagan) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
sahaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
hamaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara

chaahe wafa kar chaahe kar bewafaai
chaahe wafa kar chaahe kar bewafaai
hum wo nahin jo denge teri duhaai
samjhe na samjhe zaalim tu ye ishaara
ishaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara

ro ro ke phir na tera hum naam lenge
ro ro ke phir na tera hum naam lenge
baahen kisi ki bhi hum to thaam lenge
chhoote to chhoote hamse daaman tumhaara
tumhaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
hamaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
सहारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
हमारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा

चाहे वफा कर चाहे कर बेवफाई
चाहे वफा कर चाहे कर बेवफाई
हम वो नहीं जो देंगे तेरी दुहाई
समझे ना समझे ज़ालिम तू ये ईशारा
ईशारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा

रो रो के फिर ना तेरा हम नाम लेंगे
रो रो के फिर ना तेरा हम नाम लेंगे
बाहें किसी की भी हम तो थाम लेंगे
छूटे तो छूटे हमसे दामन तुम्हारा
तुम्हारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
हमारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा


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Blog Day : 3687 Post No. : 14594

“Raaj Raani”(1950) was directed by Satish Nigam for Jagat Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Meena Shorey, Rehman, Sohan, Usha Kiran, Cuckkoo, Vyas, Mehta, Shashikala etc in it.

This by now forgotten “social” movie had seven rare songs in it that included six female solos-two each by Shamshad Begam, Surinder Kaur and Lata, whereas there was one duet sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi.

One song from “Raaj Raani”(1950) has been covered in the blog. Here is another song from the movie. This song (like the earlier one) is sung by Surinder Kaur. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

Only the audio of this “broken heart” song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song so that we can know who played this dukhiyaari naari in the movie. 🙂


Dharti hamaari pe tu nit nit jhaanke chanda(Raaj Raani)(1950) Singer-Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

dharti hamaari pe tu nit nit jhaanke chanda
paapi ki nagri basa(?)
jo sukh leke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa

jisko dil de kar hamne jaan ko hai rog lagaaya
pyaar ke badle mein jisne hamko hai bada sataaya
parmeshwar mere
usey bhi rula
jo sukh le ke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa
dharti hamaari pe tu nit nit jhaanke chanda
paapi ki nagri basa(?)
jo sukh leke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa

dil ke armaan mere
ro ro ke so gaye
palkon mein tadap tadap kar aansu chup ho gaye
aaye na aaye ab saanwariya
jo sukh le ke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa
dharti hamaari pe tu nit nit jhaanke chanda
paapi ki nagri bata
jo sukh le ke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa aa


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Blog Day : 3685 Post No. : 14590

“Apna Desh”(1949) was directed by V Shantaram for Rajkamal Kalamandir, Bombay. The movie had Umesh Sharma, Pushpa Hans, Manmohan Krishna, K.Datey, Parshuram etc in it.

There were nine songs in the film. Four songs have been covered in the past. Here is the fifth song from the movie. This song is sung by Pushpa Hans and it is picturised on her as well.

Dewan Sharar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Purushottam.


Song-Bedard zamaana kya jaane (Apna Desh)(1949) Singer-Pushpa Hans, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Purushottam

Lyrics

bedard zamaana kya jaane
bedard zamaana kya jaane
hum kaise hain kis haal mein hai
bedard zamaana kya jaane

jis gul mein nahin khushbu ki mahak
jis gul mein nahin khushbu ki mahak
bulbul ka
bulbul ka tarana kya jaane
bedard zamana kya jaane

jis dil mein nahin bijli ki tadap
jis dil mein nahin bijli ki tadap
nainon ka
nainon ka nishaana kya jaane
bedard zamaana kya jaane

jis aankh ne shama dekhi na ho
jis aankh ne shama dekhi na ho
dard e parwaana kya jaane
dard e parwaana kya jaane
jise laila aur majnu ka ilm nahin
jise laila aur majnu ka ilm nahin
ulfat ka
ulfat ka fasaana kya jaane
bedard zamaana kya jaane

hum kaise hain
kis haal mein
bedard zamaana kya jaane
bedard zamaana kya jaane
haaye kya jaane


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Blog Day : 3674 Post No. : 14561

6 August is remembered as Hiroshima day. It was on this day that in 1945 that Hiroshima became the first unfortunate city to be subjected to the dropping of Atom Bomb.

Three days later, on 9 august 1945, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Kokura was the primary target, but that was obscured by cloud and smoke, so the secondary target of Nagasaki became the unfortunate victim of this second atom bomb, named ‘Fat Man’. The bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. at an approximate altitude of 1,800 feet. 35, 000 people, nearly 15 % of the population of the city were killed.

These two bombings finally persuaded Japan to surrender and that signalled the end of second World war.

The destruction that Atom bombs could cause have led to consternation among many people. It also made some countries realise that they too needed to have atom bombs for their own safety (as a deterrence). Some countries developed the capabilities on their own while a few others did so by stealing nuclear technologies from other countries.

There have been calls to ban nuclear bombs. The first five nuclear bomb owning countries have formed their own exclusive club. Their rules are quite discriminatory. They can have their nuclear bombs, but other countries are prohibited to have them. Moreover, some of these nuclear powered countries keep on threatening others about using them. USA have threatened to use they atom bombs many times in the past. North Korea is well known to threaten its neighbours and even USA with its atom bomb. A few former Pakistani politicians used to threaten India with their atom bomb quite regularly.

To say that killing by atom bombs is bad but killing by normal bombs is not bad is hypocritical. If one looks at people killed during “normal” bombing, then more people were killed by “normal” bombing of Tokyo on 10 march 1945 than were killed by either of the two atom bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Likewise more people have been killed by AK 47 rifles than by Atom bombs. So ultimately the call should be to end violence by banning all kinds of weapons. It is not that atom bombs should be banned but “normal” weapons should be used with impunity. In fact, defence industry is a thriving industry where suppliers often sell the same weapons to two warring nations. There are some countries that spend more money on their military than for the development of their people.

“Aman”(1967) is a movie that deals with the subject of atom bomb and its effects on the victims. “Rajendra Kumar is a doctor who volunteers to go to Japan to help survivors of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic blasts. The film deals with his experiences in Japan, the physical and mental effects of the atomic explosions on the survivors, and so on.”- This is what Raja wrote about this movie while covering a song from the movie.

Though the movie covers a serious and sobering topic, a Hindi movie cannot help having its share of songs. “Aman”(1967) had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Aajki raat ye kaisi raat 706 8-Feb-09
Apne piyaa ki prem pujaaran 3373 18-Dec-10
Suraahidaar gardan koyal si hai aawaaz (Aman) 7752 25-Mar-13
Ae husn pari chehra 7756 26-Mar-13
Ai suru ai suru mera watan Japan 8579 23-Aug-13
Aman ka farishta kahaan jaa raha hai 13423 12-Jul-17

The song, the seventh and final song from the movie is sung by Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan. The song speaks about the barbaadi of Hiroshima. Today is 9 august 2018, and atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on 9 august 1945, exactly 73 years ago.

With this sobering song, “Aman”(1967) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Barbaad hiroshima ki tasweer dekh lo (Aman)(1967) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

barbaad hiroshima ki tasweer dekh lo
aa aa aa
aa aa
insaan ki sabse badi takseer dekh lo
aa aa aa
is atomi bala ka hai pahla shikaar hum
rang e bahaar thhe kabhi
ab hain gubaar hum
aa aa aa
insaan ke is gunaah se aakash jhuk gaya
thha waqt jis jagah pe
bas wahin pe ruk gaya

ye haath kate paanv kate jhoolte dhaanche
aa aa aa
in dhaancho mein hum jaise hi insaan dhale thhe
aa aa aa
maao ki muskuraati god khaali ho gayi
poonam ki raat bhi suna hai kaali ho gayi
aa aa aa
kehti hai hiroshima ki basti pukaar ke
gujro na tum main gujri hoon jis rahgujaar se

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa


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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 : 3648 Post No. : 14485

“Poornima”(1965) was directed by Narendra Suri for Roopkala pictures, Bombay. This “social” movvie had Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, Anita Guha, Mehmood, Siddhu, Nazeer Hussain, Durga Khote, Parveen Chaudhary, Sadhana Khote, Raja Nene, Kanu Roy, Kanchanmala, Kesri, Polson, Honey Irani, Bablu etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it that were penned by four lyricists. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Poornima”(1965) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picyturised as a background song where a dukhiyaari (what else) Meena Kumari is shown roaming around helplessly with her child. Nazeer Hussain, a perrenial dukhi budhha, is also visible in the picturisation.


O is desh ke rehne waalon (Poornima)(1965) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

o is desh ke rahne waalon
naari ko devi kahne waalon
maa ke sapooton
bahnon ke bhai
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani
o is desh ke rahne waalon
naari ko devi kahne waalon
maa ke sapooton
bahnon ke bhai
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani

bichhaaye jo kismat ne kaante
unhen bhi gale se lagaaya
magar haaye re badnaseebi
tere man ko ye bhi na bhaaya
chali aisi aandhi
uthha aisa toofaan
bhikhaaran bani aaj mahlon ki raani
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani

bhatakti phiroon aaj dar dar
hai roti bina pet khaali
uchhaale zamaane ne sikke
na roti kisi ne uchhaali
har ek dil hai maila
har ek aankh bhookhi
hawas ne sabhi ka kiya khoon paani
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani

ye dharti ka nanha sa munna
hai rahbar tumhaare watan ka
ye maangega jab bheekh tumse
to jhuk jaayega sar gagan ka
magar tumpe phir bhi asar kuchh na hoga
tumhaare liye khel hai zindgaani
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani

o is desh ke rahne waalon
naari ko devi kahne waalon
maa ke sapooton
bahnon ke bhai
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani
zara sunte jaana ye meri kahaani


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Blog Day : 3644 Post No. : 14473

“Harihar Bhakti”(1956) was produced and directed by C Raghuveer for Raghuveer Chitra Niketan, Bombay. This mytholomovie had Asha Mathur, trilok Kapoor, Vivek, Maruti, Shahu Modak, Ulhas, Durga Khote, Indira, Heera Sawant, Ramesh Sinha, Shrawan Kumar, Rajan Kapoor, Nayantara etc in it.

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

Here is the thirds song from “Harihar Bhakti”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. S P Kalla is the lyricist. Music is composed by K Datta.

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


Song-Aankh mein aansoo jiya mein aas haaye jal rahe(Harihar Bhakti)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S P Kalla, MD-K Datta

Lyrics

Aankh mein aansoo
jiya mein aas haaye jal rahe
aankh mein aansoo
jiya mein aas haaye jal rahe
meri qismat ke sitaare
munh chhupa kar dhhal rahe
meri qismat ke sitaare
munh chhupa kar dhhal rahe
aankh mein aansoo
jiya mein aas haaye jal rahe

maa uthho ab nain kholo o o
maa aa
maa uthho ab nain kholo
aaj meri pat rahe ae
bujh na jaaye
aas ke jo man mein deepak jal rahe
aankh mein aansoo
jiya mein aas haaye jal rahe

chheen mat mere sahaare
paaon padti hoon tere ae
paaon padti hoon tere ae
milan ki aasha sanjoye
aankh mere chal rahe
aankh mein aansoo
jiya mein aas haaye jal rahe

maut ke baadal ghire hain
kaun mere dukh hare ae
bhool kya jis par vidhaata
aaj mujh ko chhal rahe
aankh mein aansoo


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Blog Day : 3642 Post No. : 14469

“Pyaar Ki Baaten”(1951) was produced and directed by Akhtar Hussain for Nargis Art Concern, Bombay. The movie had Trilok Kapoor, Nargis, Aman, Neelam, Neeru, Rashid Khan, Master Nisaar, H Prakash, Raza Saleem, Maruti, Nazeer, s K Prem, Romani, Pran, Johny Walker, Krishna Kumari, Cuckoo, Maya Kumari, Khursheed, Rafiq Arabi, Radheshyam etc in it.

There were eleven songs in the movie. Eight songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the ninth song from “Pyaar Ki Baaten”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Khawar Zamnaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyaam.

This “missing the beloved” song is picturised on Nargis.


Huye hain majboor hoke apnon se door(Pyaar Ki Baaten)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

huye hain majboor hoke apnon se door
hua mera kya kusoor kuchh samajh na aaye
huye hain majboor hoke apnon se door
hua mera kya kusoor kuchh samajh na aaye

kaisi bhool ki gairon ka kahaa maan ke
dukh le liya hai usey sukh jaan ke
kaisi bhool ki gairon ka kahaa maan ke
dukh le liya hai usey sukh jaan ke
kise apna haal sunaayen re
koi nahin paas mere toot gayi aas
ab raas nahin raas mera dil ghabraaye
huye hain majboor hoke apnon se door
hua mera kya kusoor kuchh samajh na aaye

din khushiyon ke humse rooth gaye
ab apne sahaare sab toot gaye
din khushiyon ke humse rooth gaye
ab apne sahaare sab toot gaye
kise dil ke daag dikhaayen re
koi sune na pukaar hua jeena dushwaar
chhoota dil ka karaar koi kahaan chala jaaye
huye hain majboor hoke apnon se door
hua mera kya kusoor kuchh samajh na aaye


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