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4802 Post No. : 16568

Today’s song is from the film Ladli-1949. This was one of the popular films of MD Anil Biswas in those times. He was still in his prime, but on the downward curve past his prime. By mid 50’s, films came at a snail’s pace to him and then in a few years he left Mumbai, shifted to New Delhi and his life took a 90 degree turn, personally and professionally.

Anil Biswas,the Bhishma Pitamaha of HFM, was a respected person in the industry.He started from the mid 30s and for the next 25 years or so,he created many everlasting gems in film songs. In Bombay, Playback was first started by him in the film Mahageet-1937. By the mid 50s his magic started waning and by 1960, he was almost gone from the industry. Initially he did 10-11 films with Sagar, then with Mehboob for National studios and then in Bombay talkies- where his name became immortal with the film Kismet-1943.

He married Ashalata in 1936. Along with her he started variety pictures and they produced films like Laadli-49,Laajawab-50 Badi bahu-51, Hamdard-53 and Bajuband-54. ( a less known fact is-Anil da had made a Guest appearance in the film Hamdard-53 as a barber.) He also acted in the film Mehman-53 (produced by Ashalata),as a Pujari and a song was shot on him.In both cases he did not get any payments. As a Producer he lost heavily, because Ashalata usurped all the money. Frustrated, he gave up everything and separated from her in 1954. By now, sweet links were established with singer Meena Kapoor-25 years younger to him, since 1948 itself. They got married with each other on 19-3-1957. The death of Brother in law and close friend Pannalal Ghosh in 1960 and younger brother Sunil in 1961 as well as his eldest son- Pradeep,broke his heart. He left Bombay and joined A.I.R. at Delhi on 1-3-1963,where he worked upto 27-6-1975. Later he was a consultant for Nehru University for a few years.

However,hardly anything is known about his eldest son Pradeep,anywhere. Here is some information,hitherto not known much,brought specially for our readers.
Pradeep was a very bright student and always topped in school and college. He passed his entrance exam and the interview,with flying colours for entry to NDA college at Poona,to join armed forces. He excelled even in NDA training.Not only was he very popular there but sang well too. He participated in the music Festival of Khadakwasla NDA and sang 3 songs,winning all prizes. He was also a NDA Topper.

Shri Gopinath Talwalkar,an A.I.R. Programmer at Delhi,used to interview the Toppers of NDA every year. That year Pradeep was the Topper, so he was interviewed. Though the interview was in Hindi, after the recording,Pradeep asked Talwalkar,in pure Marathi,whether his interview had been good. Talwalkar was shocked. Pradeep then explained that he was Anil Biswas’s son and he had learnt Marathi from his actress mother Ashalata. Pradeep knew Hindi,Marathi,English and Gujarati languages.

After completing his NDA training,he was posted as Flight cadet at Jodhpur. He was further promoted and became Pilot Officer in 1957. During one Training flight some altitude problems occurred and his plane crashed at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, killing Pradeep instantly. This happened in 1961.

This was also the time of crisis for Anil da. He was struggling to survive. Films were not coming to him. Since he married Meena Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar-a fast close friend of Ashalata , had gone against him and Meena’s singing career was suppressed. He had already lost Pannalal Ghosh and Sunil-his brother and now Pradeep’s death devastated him and he was literally forced to seek employment with Delhi A.I.R., when the opportunity came. After retirement, till his death on 31-5-2003, he spent his life in total anonymity and recluse. So sad for a composer, who was once a fountain of enthusiasm and who was considered Mentor by leading contemporary composers like C.Ramchandra.

By 1949, the Indian film industry had reasonably stabilised having gone through the rigours of the war period and total shake up of the industry due to the Partition blues. 1949 was the best year in the Golden Era of HFM. There were so many films offering evergreen, out of this world songs, that the audience did not know which film to see and which song to hear. The sale of records registered a Record of Sales in 1949. 157 films were made in 1949. Barring the figure of 181 films in 1947 ( we know the reasons), 1949 produced the maximum films from 1931 to 1984 – a period of 50++ years. What’s more, almost every alternate film gave superb songs. Nearly every Music Director of Hindi films was present in 1949, with his film.

This was also a transition period, when older composers were giving way to newer ones. Additionally, the competition between Naushad and C Ramchandra for the Number One position was at its peak. Though CR is my favourite composer, during the period 47 to 49, it was all the way Naushad who was the undisputed Numero Uno as far as quality and number of hit films were concerned.

In this period Naushad’s strike rate of Hit films was more than double, compared to C R, percentage wise. Naushad had 8 Hits from his 9 films in the period 1947 to 1949. For the same period, CR had only 4 Hits in his 18 films.

The year 1949 had absolutely heavenly showers of Musical Films. Some of such films were Andaz, Badi Behan, Barsaat, Bazaar, Dulari, Jeet, Apna Desh, Chandni Raat, Chaar Din, Sunehre Din, Shayar, Dillagi, Ek thi ladki, Kaneez, Laadli, Lahore, Mahal, Namoona, Patanga etc etc. The year 1949 also witnessed the introduction of A and U Censor certificates, the establishment of Films Division, the start of Navketan productions of Anand brothers and a few other landmarks in Hindi film industry.

Today’s song is an excellent song but rarely heard and not so popular for reasons difficult to fathom. It’s singer was Shiv Dayal aka S.D. Batish. I have a lot of respect for S D Batish,who did a marvellous job of promoting Indian Music in the UK and USA. He is one of those rare people who left the film world, but continued serving the Music,by turning a corner in Life. Such people are few in this world. The monumental work he did for Indian Music in foreign lands is unparalleled. An important point is that he did not do this service to Music for his personal gains. For his sustenance,he had opened a Restaurant in Santa Cruz,California,which was providing him enough for a comfortable living in the USA.

Born December 14, 1914, in Patiala, India, Shiv Dayal Batish abandoned a career in the nascent telephone industry to study devotional song, folk drama, and Indian classical music under his guru Hakim Chandan Ram Charan. In 1934, he relocated to Bombay to try his hand at acting, but roles proved scarce and he returned to Patiala two years later, renewing his focus on music. By 1936 Batish was regularly appearing on All India Radio and recording his first sessions for His Master’s Voice. The film industry nevertheless retained its allure for him, and in 1939 he returned to Bombay, working for a spell under broadcasting legend Z.A. Bokhari. After earning his first film work as an assistant musical director in 1942, Batish later graduated to full-fledged Bollywood musical director, in the years to follow working with playback singer greats including Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohammed Rafi.

Batish also moonlighted as a playback singer in 70 films, singing 115 songs, among them 1944’s Daasi and 1948’s Barsaat ki Raat, before relocating to Britain in 1964. After accepting a position with the BBC Immigration Unit, Batish became a regular in British radio and television, most notably composing “Nai Zindagi Naya Jivan,” the theme song to the Beeb’s classic South Asian series Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye (“Make Yourself at Home”). He also returned to his roots as a live musician, performing Indian folk and classical music on the vichitra veena, a long-necked fretless flute. In 1965 Batish was summoned by percussionist Keshav Sathe to record the Indian-inspired incidental music for the Beatles’ second feature film, Help! — the experience also proved the beginning of his lifelong friendship with Beatle George Harrison, who later hired Batish to teach his then-wife Patti Boyd the stringed dilruba.

In 1969 Batish assembled wife Shanta Devi, daughter Vijay Laxmi and sons Ashwin Kumar and Ravi Kumar to record North Indian Folk and Classical Music, which for decades remained the lone Indian release to appear on the seminal folk label Topic Records. A year later, the family emigrated to the U.S., settling in northern California and founding a restaurant, the Santa Cruz-based Krishna Café. Although the restaurant business remained Batish’s primary focus for the remainder of his life, he continued playing live and also cut the occasional LP, most notably 1980s Raga Todi, 1985’s Om Shanti Meditation on Dilruba and 1997’s The 72 Carnatic Melakhartas.

He founded “Batish Institute of Music and Fine arts” in California and wrote about 12 books on Indian Classical music,like Ragopaedia,Raga Channels,Rasik Raga lakshan Manjiri etc. He had also founded Batish Recording Co.

He died at age 91 on July 29, 2006.

His singing on AIR drew the attention of an older cousin, Pandit Amarnath, who was an accomplished musician in the Punjabi film industry in Lahore. Amarnath gave Batish the opportunity to sing a song – Pagdi Sambhal Jatta – he had composed for the film Gawandi (1942). The song became a hit, making Batish popular. But, all told, the experience was bittersweet. Ashwin says his father did not relish acting in the movie: the frequent takes, the blinding light from mirrors used as reflectors unnerved him.

As Amarnath’s assistant, Batish learned various aspects of music direction: rehearsing with singers, synchronising instruments and working with an orchestra. These learnings opened yet another opportunity for him. He was invited to Bombay by the Marathi writer and film impresario Keshav Prahlad Atre (Acharya Atre) to compose music for the film Paayaachi Daasi. But, in the end, credit was given to Annasaheb Mainkar.

After the Partition in 1947, the year Amarnath died, Batish moved back to Bombay, this time not to try his luck as an actor, but as a singer and composer. Several prominent music directors of the day employed him for their movies – Anil Biswas for Laadli, Husnlal-Bhagatram for Sawan Bhado, Hamari Manzil, and Surajmukhi; Ghulam Mohammad for Kundan; Roshan for Barsat ki Raat and Taksal; and Madan Mohan for Ada and Railway Platform. Some of his more notable songs were sung with Geeta Dutt in films he provided music himself, such as Betaab and Bahu Beti. He was associated with films in Hindi and gave music to 20 films, composing 154 songs, as S.D.Batish,Master Ramesh and Nirmal Kumar. Some of his songs were famous.

Batish, whose musical oeuvre has been described as an “amalgam of classical music and Punjabi folk and popular styles” composed for 20 films, including Har Jeet, Tipu Sultan and Toofan. For two films, he composed under the name Nirmal Kumar – a moniker that Lata Mangeshkar had given him for luck, according to Ashwin.

By this time, Batish had grown disenchanted with the Hindi film world. Ashwin recalls that his father needed a steady income to sustain his young family, but payments were erratic and delayed. Irked by this, Batish worked for a while to set up an artistes’ union to give them a platform to air their grievances and demands. Then the family decided to go to England.

Shanta Devi, like Batish early in his career, had been an artist with the All India Radio at one time. To raise money for the air tickets, the family sold its land in Bombay’s Santa Cruz neighbourhood – now worth a fortune, Ashwin says. Its new home was on Birchington Road, a residential area in London’s West Hampstead.

The move to the US, as with the one to England, was a family decision. Shanta Devi’s initiative led to the Batish India House (at first called the Sri Krishna Café), a restaurant on Santa Cruz’s Mission Street that served Indian food while music was played by members of the Batish family. “I would serve food and then jump on stage to play music,” remembered Ashwin, who like his father plays several instruments, including the sitar and tabla.

The restaurant was featured often in the local paper, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, and ran till 1985, before music became the all-absorbing act, and SD Batish embarked on the “project of a lifetime”. His wish to collate, annotate, and set in writing every known detail of the Hindustani (the Ragopedia compendia) and Carnatic musical systems coincided with Ashwin’s discovery of Gopher, an early internet protocol that enabled files to be recorded, uploaded and distributed easily. It was a project envisioned after their visits to the library of the University of Berkeley yielded barely a few books on Indian music, and mostly on the Carnatic tradition. What was an inspiration for Batish to explain every raga became a boon not merely for music aficionados but also for his students who were familiar only with English.

He regularly performed with his children, Ashwin and daughter Meena, and lived long enough to see his grandchildren, Keshav and Mohini, grow into musicians. ( Thanks to obituary and bio byJason Ankeny and an article by Anu kumar in scroll.in dated 24-6-2021, along with muVyz, HFGK, Wiki and my notes. All excerpts are adapted ).

Today’s song is the 8th song from this film to be posted here. I like this song very much, I hope you too will like it.


Song- Kisi rangeen duniya mein na kya kya zindagi dekhi (Laadli)(1949) singer-S D Batish, Lyrics-Chandrashekhar Pandey, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

kisi rangeen duniya mein
na kya kya zindagi dekhi
rulaa de gham ko bhi ek baar
aisi zindagi dekhi
kisi rangeen duniya mein
na roti pet ko
kapde na tan ko
ghar na rahne ko
na roti pet ko
kapde na tan ko
ghar na rahne ko
magar kehlaate hain insaan
aisi zindagi dekhi
rulaa de gham ko bhi ek baar

luti duniya kisi ki
ee ee ee ee ee ee
luti duniya kisi ki
par wo sotey bhool kar rona
kafan laaun kahaan se haaaaye
kafan laaun kahaan se haaye
aisi zindagi dekhi
rulaa de gham ko bhi ek baar

umar baali phati dhoti
idhar kheenche udhar kheenche
umar baali phati dhoti
idhar kheenche udhar kheenche
jawaani bhookh donon se
sataayi zindagi dekhi
rulaa de gham ko bhi ek baar

Tadapte bhookh se bachche
padi beemaar hai beevi
Tadapte bhookh se bachche
padi beemaar hai beevi
padi beemaar hai beevi
na kuchh paayaa aa aa
na kuchh paaya
to rassi se
lalakti zindagi dekhi
kisi rangeen duniya mein


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4741 Post No. : 16468

“Girls’ School” (1949) was produced by Kavi Pradeep and Amiya Chakraborty and directed by Amiya Chakraborty for Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. This movie had Geeta Bali, Sohan, Mangala, Krishna, Sajjan, Ramsingh, Shashikala, Vimala Vashisht etc in it.

A letter sent to “Film India” magazine and published in its August 1949 edition has this to say about the movie:-

I am wondering what this film has to do with women’s educational institute. There is not a single scene depicting as to how our rustic Indian girls are thought to become good mothers, good wives and good sisters though the head mistress of the Girls School uses these phrases so generously.

Nowhere (in the film) do we come across a single shot of the newly appointed young teacher and the head mistress taking classes. But none the less, we see a good deal about their ‘Laila-Majnu’ affairs. I shudder to think of the consequences that might follow if all the unmarried teachers begin to act in this manner.

The above reader was not alone in holding such views about this movie. The movie duly flopped and with that Kavi Pradeep gave up his aspirations of becoming a producer and confined himself to being a lyricist for the rest of his career. His co producer Amiya Chakraborty, though continued to be a producer and director and he met ith considerable success in his subsequent ventures.

“Girls’ School” (1949) had nine songs in it. Amil Biswas was originally signed up as the music director and he had composed four songs before he was shown the door as he could not see eye to eye with Kavi Pradeep. The remaining five songs were composed by c Ramchandra.

8 Songs from “Girls’ School” (1949) have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Sr. No. Details of Songs Date of Posting
1. Tumhi kaho mera man kyun rahe udaas nahin 25 April 2011
2. Baar baar tum soch rahi ho…chaar din ki chaandni hai 9 July 2011
3. O shahar ke baanke baaboo…zara dil pe rakhiyo qaaboo 19 May 2015
4. Kuchh sharmaate huye aur kuchh saham saham 6 February 2016
5. Raam bharose meri gaadi 25 October 2016
6. Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main 12 November 2017
7. Phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon 1 may 2021
8. Gori ek baat sun badi mazedaar hai 9 July 2021

Here is the ninth and final song from “Girls’ School” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lalita Deulkar. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Girls’ School” (1949) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

audio link:

Song-Koi bata do re ab main kya karoon (Girls’ School)(1949) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ek taraf hai jag ka aaa bandhan
ek taraf hai pyaaa..aaar
inn donon ke ae
beech mein meraa
jal rahaa hai sansaar

koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon

mujhko woh din hai yaaa…aaad
mujhko woh din hai yaad
ke jab mere nain huye thhe chaar
palkon ne saath diya
khushi ki shabnam se singaar
magar woh din bhi
beet gaye ae ae ae ae
magar woh din bhi ee
beet gaye ae ae
bichchad gaye dildaar
meri aashaa ki
sab kishtiyaan
doob gayee manjhdaar
ho o doob gayi manjhdhaar
koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey ae
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon

kaun karega
apne haathhon se
apni chitaa taiyyaar
kaun rakhegaa
meri tarah se
phir us mein angaar
mere liye zindagi ee bani hai
ab talwaar ki dhaar
main to chaahoon ke
piyaa ko pukaaroon
phir bhi sakoon na pukaar
ho o
phir bhi sakoon na pukaar
koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey ae
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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

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4734 Post No. : 16454 Movie Count :

4468

Hullo Atuldom

“Ghar Ka Chiraag” is a title that has been used twice in Bollywood- in 1967 and 1989. The 1967 film had a cast of Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Balraj Sahni, Indrani Mukherjee, Dev Kumar, Biswajeet etc and had music by Madan Mohan for songs written by Kaifi Azmi. This was directed and produced by Jagdev Bhambri.
The 1989 film had Rajesh Khanna leading a cast of Neelam, Chunky Pandey, Om Shivpuri, Shafi Inamdaar, Navin Nischol and Dipika Chikhalia in a special appearance. It had music by Bappi Lahiri and Anjaan was the lyricist. This one was directed by Sikander Bharti and produced by Rajeev Kumar Choudhry.

The content in both the films seem to be different going by the synopsis available on the internet. But I know for a fact that “Ghar Ka Chiraag” (1989) was majorly inspired by the 1969 Balraj Sahni- Sadhana- Sanjay Khan starrer “Ek Phool Do Mail”. This statement of mine is sufficient to give the followers an idea about the movie, correct? Of course, there were minor differences in the story. In “Ek Phool Do Mali” (EPDM) Sadhana becomes an unwed mother because she is molested, whereas “Ghar Ka Chiraag” (GKC) had Neelam getting pregnant with Chunky Pandey’s child. In EPDM Sanjay was a mountaineer and GKC had Chunky as a racing enthusiast. Rest of the story was same in both the movies. And both movies had melodious songs.

GKC had eight songs with two songs having happy and sad versions. “Tutak tutak tutak tutiya” was very popular when the movie had released and I think it was inspired by some Punjabi folk song; this one had two versions. Another song ‘yeh kismat hai kya, jaanta hai wahi’ also had two versions. The happy version is when Kumar (Rajesh Khanna) is celebrating his happiness with wife (Deepika) and friends. We see that this song is echoing the thoughts that Dilip Kumar and Shammi Kapoor had put forth in this song.

In the second version we have Rajesh Khanna singing out his life experiences, and says ‘ek thokar lagi, toota sara nasha’.

Bappi Lahiri used Mohammad Aziz, Amit Kumar and Sapna Mukherjee (youtube is crediting Alka Yagnik for this song, need confirmation) for this song and Alisha Chinai and Amit Kumar for ‘Tutak tutak tutiya’. Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Sarika Kapoor (another new name, for me at least) were the other playback singers.
Mohammad Aziz who sang the sad version of today’s song would have celebrated his 67th birthday on July 2nd. He was born in Kolkatta. He sang, primarily, in Hindi, Bengali and Odia films plus some Sufi devotional songs and also various genres in 10 other languages. He was also credited as Munna in some movies. ‘Mard’ by Anu Malik was his breakthrough though the 1984 movie ‘Amber’ with music by Sapan-Jagmohan was his debut in Bollywood. He has sung alongside all the prominent singers of the ’80s and ’90s with music composed by RD Burman, Laxmi-Pyare, Ravindra Jain, Raamlaxman etc; even OP Nayyar and Naushad.

Amit Kumar who has sung the duet with Sapna Mukherjee (or it could be Alka Yagnik, as per the tagging on youtube) celebrates his birthday on July 3rd turns 69!!!!! Is it so!!!!! Unbelieveable!!!! Cannot think of some people as aging, right no 🙂

We have enough fans of Amit Kumar on this blog and everyone knows his history, lineage etc. His last film appearance was in the 1989 release ‘Mamta Ki Chhaon’ which was a movie left incomplete by Kishore Kumar-his father. He had acted in many movies made by his father beginning with “Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein” in 1964. He won the Filmfare award for best singer in 1982 for the 1981 release “Love Story”.

Here is remembering Munna a.k.a Mohammad Aziz on his birth anniversary and Wishing Amit Kumar many more Happy Returns. May he continue to entertain us. He is launching a special RD Burman tribute on his birth-date on his YouTube channel… looking forward to it

Happy version (Duet)

Sad version (Sung by Md Aziz)

Song-Ye kismat hai kya jaante hain wahi zamaane mein hai jinki kismat buri (Ghar Ka Chiraag)(1989) Singers-Alka Yagnik/ Sapna Mukherjee, Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

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Happy version
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aadmi kismat se kya
lad paayega bolo yahaan
darr ke kismat se ruka hai
iss zameen pe aasmaan

ye kismat hai kya jaante hain wahi
zamaane mein hai jinki kismat buri
ye kismat hai kya jaante hain wahi
zamaane mein hain jinki kismat buri
hooo ooooo
ooooo
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

ye kismat hai kya jaante hai wahi
zamaane mein hain jinki kismat buri
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

jitne oonche ho insaan ke hausle
utne oonche mahal uske kadmon taley
ho jitne oonche ho insaan ke housle
utne unche mahal uske kadmon taley

jinki mehenat ke dam se mahal hai khade
unko rehne ko milte hai kyon jhonpde
unki mehenat main ye akal shaamil na thhi
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

ye kismat hai kya jaante hain wahi
zamaane mein hai jinki kismat buri

laakh mehnat se seenche koi gulsitaan
baag mein gul khila na sake baaghbaan
laakh mehnat se seenche koi gulsitaan
baag mein gul khila na sake baaghbaan
uski mehenat mein hogi kahi kuchh kami
warna kya hai jo kar na sake aadmi

aadmi khud ko insaan bana na saka
apni kismat banaayega kya aadmi
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

aaj ka aadmi chaand ko chhoo saka
phir bhi dharti ko khushaal na kar saka
yahaan mehenat se sholon pe bhi gul khile
buri kismat se barsaat mein ghar jale
aaa aaaa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
ye takraar sadiyon se yoonhi chale
magar ho sake na kabhi faisle
ye sach hai ki mehnat se sab kuchh miley
magar jab ye kismat yahaan saath de
na mehenat hai chhoti na kismat badi
hai donon ke dam pe ye duniya khadi
ye kismat hai kya jaante hain khadi
zamaane mein hain jinki kismat buri
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

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Sad version (Sung by Md Aziz )
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har dua ek baddua
kyun ban gayi,
pal mein yahaan
bewafa kismat bhi,
uthth gaya sar se aasmaan

ye kismat hai kya jaanta hai wahi
zamaane mein hai jiski kismat buri
aadmi khud ko insaan bana na saka
apni kismat banayega kya aadmi
ye kismat hai kya jaanta hai wahi
zamaane mein hai jinki kismat buri

ye kismat hai karti ajab faisle
yahaan milke sab kuchh
bhi kuchh na miley
bhatakti hai yoon dar-badar zindagi
ke marke bhi insaan mar na sakey
ye kismat hai kya jaanta hai wahi
zamaane mein hai jiski kismat buri

ek thhokar lagi toota saara nasha
ab hai jaanaa kahaan kuchh nahin hai pata
laake kismat ne chhoda hai kis mod par
jo musaafir thha khud ban gaya raasta
ye kismat hai kya jaanta hai wahi
zamaane mein hai jiski kismat buri
aadmi khud ko insaan bana na saka
apni kismat banayega kya aadmi


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4726 Post No. : 16441

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.28
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After the successful release of Prabhat Film’s ‘Padosi’ (1941) on January 25. 1941, V Shantaram, the director, remained inactive for more than one year in Prabhat Films which was unusual for him. His next directorial venture was ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) under his own banner which was released sometime in the second half of 1943. Apparently, there was something unusual happening in Prabhat Films.

To know what was going on in Prabhat Films in general and with V Shantaram in particular, I browsed through the available issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazine of the yeas 1941 and 1942 wherever there were references to Prabhat Films and V Shantaram. What I gathered from the various columns of the magazine is summarized below which explanins as to why V Shantaram got sidelined in Prabhat Films:

(1) The grapevine was that all was not well among the 5 partners of Prabhat Film Company after the release of ‘Padosi’ (1941). It was speculated that some of the partners were not on the speaking terms and they rarely met to discuss the future plans. This discontentment was evident from the fact that in January 1941, there was an announcement that V Shantaram will direct Prabhat’s next film, ‘Omar Khayyam’ with Jayshree in the lead role. The screen-play and dialogue writing were completed and film was to go on shooting floor in April 1941. But no progress was made beyond screen-play and dialogue writing. Eventually, the film was shleved.

(2) Sometime in the middle of the year 1941, Prabhat Film Company had spared the services of V Shantaram to Government of India as the Chief Producer for its Film Advisory Board (later called as Film Division) at a remuneration of Rs.2500/- per month. He was the first Indian to head the Film Advisory Board of the Government of India. Although he was allowed to work for Prabhat Films whenever his services were required, Prabhat Films did not give him any assignment.

(3) Around the same time, V Shantaram married Jayshree Kamulkar who was the lead actress in Prabhat Film’s Marathi version of ‘Padosi’ (1941), titled as ‘Shejari’. Earlier, one of the partners of Prabhat Films, Keshavrao Dhaiber had married actress Nalini Tarkhud who was the heroine in Prabhat’s ‘Rajput Ramani’ (1936). For this, he was made to exit from the partnership of Prabhat Films. Since then, there was a rule in Prabhat Films that any partner marrying the actress in the payroll of the Company would have to leave the partnership. This rule would also apply to V Shantaram.

Since V Shantaram did not immediately exit from the partnership of Prabhat Films after the marriage, it is quite possible that sparing his services to the Film Advisory Board was a way out to keep V Shantaram out of Prabhat Films. This arrangement may have also suited V Shantaram as he got the time to plan for his future film ventures before he finally exited from his partnership in Prabhat Films.

V Shantaram exited from the partnership of Prabhat Films in May 1942. He continued with his new assignments with Film Advisory Board until September 1942 when he resigned his post as the Chief Producer. By this time, he had set up Silver Screen Exchange, his film distribution company for Western India and was in advance stage of setting up of his film production company. He had already announced ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) as the first film under his newly set up banner, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. He had almost finalised buying National Studio for Rs.7 lakhs and he had already made the announcement to this effect.

But unlike doing business in Kolhapur and Pune, Mumbai was highly competitive. When the news of his buying National Studio became known in the film industry, Keki Mody, the Chief of Western India Theatres put his bid for National Studio at much higher price and snatched away the deal from V Shantaram. It was a setback for V Shantaram as he had planned to start the shooting of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) soon after the acquisition of the National Studio.

The necessity of buying a studio become a prestige issue for V Shantaram more than for the immediate requirement for the commencement of shooting for his first film. So, he immediately bought Wadia Movietone’s studio for Rs.2 lakhs – much lower price than his bid for National Studio. But it had a hidden cost – the cost of renovation and the resultant delay of about 3 months to commence the shooting of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943).

The shooting of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) started in January 1943 and got completed in July 1943. Therafter the film was released. It ran for 104 weeks in a single theatre in Mumbai. Thus the two years of inactivity of V Shantaram in commercial cinema was rewarded with a grand success of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943).

10 years ago on this date (26 June 2011), one song from the film ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) was posted on the Blog. So far, 10 songs (out of 13) from the film have been posted on the Blog, details of which are as under

Sr. No. Song Posting Date
01 Jeewan ki naao na doley 09/06/2011
02 Kamal hai mere saamne 25/06/2011
03 Pyaari pyaari ye sukhad maatribhoomi apni 26/06/2011
04 Jhooloongi jhooloongi 30/06/2011
05 Tumhe prasann yoon dekh ke 04/05/2014
06 Chaand sa nanha aaya 06/05/2014
07 Na jaane kahaan ka ye jaadoo kiya hai 24/07/2017
08 Chali apne ghar ko Shakuntala 18/08/2018
09 Mere baba ne baat meri maan li 04/08/2019
10 Ek prem ki pyaasi bani banwaasi 25/06/2021

I am presenting the 11th song, ‘meri biraha ki rain thhi ek to badi’ from the film ‘Shakuntala’ (1943). The song is rendered by Amirbai Karnataki. There were two lyricists – Diwan Sharar and Ratan Piya for the film. However, for the song under discussion, individual accreditation is not available.

The song is picturised on a dancer whom I am not able to identify. The situation of the song is that as soon as King Dushyant gets to see the ring which he had presented to Shakuntala after his marriage with her, his memories of the time he spent with Shakuntala is restored. He becomes restless and is eager to see Shakuntala. This song is the reflections of what is going in the mind of King Dushyant.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio Clip:

Video


Song-Mere birha ki rain thhi ik to badi (Shakuntala)(1943) Singer-Amirbai Karnataki, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics (provided by Prakashchandra)

mere birha ki rain thhi ik to badi
dooje badhti ee gayi
aur badhti gayi
mere birha ki rain thhi ik to badi
uthhi rang(?) ki siyaahi se kaali ghataa
kaali raat ke chadhti ee
chadhti ee gayi
mere birhaa ki rain thhi ik to badi

hai biyog ki lambi kahaani meri
kabhi ant main uska likh naa saki ee
kabhi likhti rahi
kabhi padhti gayi ee
phir likh likh
likh kar
padhti gayi
mere birha ki rain thhi ik to badi


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Today is the 8th of March.
A date that has an immediate connect with those who love Urdu poetry, and lyrics of Hindi films.

They celebrate it every year as the birth anniversary of one of the giants of 20th century Urdu poetry, and easily one of the most highly regarded lyricists the Hindi film industry has known.

I’m talking about Sahir Ludhianvi, of course.
He is right up there as one of the greatest – and I don’t think anyone disputes this.

It’s no secret to those who have read my previous posts here that I’m a massive fan of Sahir. I’ve written many posts on him here – on practically every birth and death anniversary of his. And even some in between.

And yet today is an extra extra special day.

For it’s not just another birth anniversary of his – it is his birth CENTENARY.

Yes, he was born on 8th March 1921 – in other words, exactly 100 years ago.

I need to take a deep breath here to take in this occasion.

What a momentous one it is!

I suppose a centenary is also an opportunity to take a step back and look at what the person’s influence has been over the period in question.

And that is what I hope to do a little bit of here in this post.

Sahir passed away in 1980 – he was only 59 at the time.

But what a life!

Like Lincoln supposedly said “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years”.

Sahir lived a life that influenced not only people during his lifetime, but is also inspirational for people, like me and many others, 40 years after his death.

(I hope you can hear this from up there, Sahir saab!)

To understand the influence of Sahir, we need to look at him as more than just a poet.
There were poets before him – and there have been poets after him too.
In his own words, “mujhse pehle kitne shaayar aaye aur aakar chale gaye” and “kal aur aayenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyaan chunne waale”.
And it’s true.
And mind you, they have all, in their own ways, been fabulous too.
We should not demean any of their poetic abilities.

And yet where Sahir stands out, even while being exceptional as a poet, is in being exceptional in speaking out against power and oppression.

No one, NO ONE, did it as well as Sahir.
Or as frequently.

And for that, Sahir is in a league of one.

He exemplified the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” better than any other poet I know, post-independence, with his poetry repeatedly exposing the hypocrisy in Indian society, and the ills prevalent across various sections of it. He railed against patriarchy and misogyny, against capitalists exploiting labour, against the government silencing dissent.

How can you NOT love such a person?

It all probably started early in Sahir’s life, when, having to choose between his rich father and his suffering mother, he chose the latter.

Maybe that was the trigger for him for the rest of his life, because he always spoke up for the poor, the underprivileged, the oppressed, the marginalized.

Of course there’s more to Sahir than just this.
He had amazing variety too.
Romantic songs. The songs of Hum Dono, Taj Mahal, Gumraah, Humraaz, Shagun and Waqt come immediately to my mind.
Philosophical songs. Main zindagi ka saath, aage bhi jaane na tu, mann ri tu kaahe na dheer dhare, kabhi khud pe…
Bhajans. Aan milo aan milo Shyam saanvre , Allah tero naam and tora mann darpan kehlaaye come to mind.
Qawwalis. Songs of Barsaat Ki Raat and Taj Mahal, for example.
Songs on mother-child relationship – Mujhe Jeene Do, Dhool Ka Phool and Trishul, among others.
Pure fun, zany songs. Sar jo tera chakraaye, aye meri topi palat ke aa.

Each one a gem.

And yet, as I look back on this centenary occasion, it is Sahir’s songs that speak of society, and speak TO society, that I would consider as his most significant and lasting influence.

Without them too, he would be a GREAT poet, no doubt.
But with them, he elevates himself from being just a great poet, to being a decent and conscious human being.

And that to me is far more important than anything else.

So let’s quickly run through some of his poetry where he talks about, or, to, society.
There are many songs of course, but I’ll just mention a few here.

Ye kooche ye neelaam ghar dilkashi ke – Pyaasa (1957)
Ye mehlon ye takhton – Pyaasa (1957)
Saathi haath badhaana – Naya Daur (1957)
Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko – Sadhna (1958)
Tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega – Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
Wo subah kabhi to aayegi – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Cheen-o-Arab hamaara – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Khuda-e-bartar – Taj Mahal (1963)
Na munh chhupa ke jiyo – Humraaz (1967)
Ponchh kar ashq apni aankhon se – Naya Raasta (1970)
Samaj ko badal daalo – Samaj Ko Badal Daalo (1970)

Sahir’s lyrics for such songs were piercing – they went straight to the heart.
It was as if he was pouring out his agony, venting his frustration at society. Showing it a mirror, exposing its hypocrisy.

For example, these seemingly innocuous lines (Sadhna-1958):

kaho jee tum kya kya khareedoge
yahaan to har cheez bikti hai

mohabbat bechti hoon main
sharaafat bechti hoon main
na ho ghairat to le jo
ki ghairat bechti hoon main

Powerful.

Of course, it was not always doom and gloom in his lyrics.
Even while he was critical of society and its ills, he also wrote uplifting lyrics, with hope in them.
Like na munh chhupa ke jiyo , ponchh kar ashq, wo subah kabhi to aayegi mentioned above.
So it’s a combination of frustration and hope – which is probably a pretty accurate representation of his own personality. 🙂
Sahir was himself known to be fairly moody – cheerful one moment, morose the next.

I can keep on and on about Sahir and his songs – I haven’t even scratched the surface.
I haven’t even talked about gems like “pyar par bas to nahin” – Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). But then, one really can’t do justice to Sahir in one post.

So I’m going to force myself to move on – and get to the song for this post.

Before I get to the song, one other thing.

Today, the 8th of March, is also celebrated as International Women’s Day.

It is such a coincidence that both Sahir’s birth date and this date are the same.

Or was it pre-ordained in a sense, because if there was one person who regularly spoke up for women, their rights, how they’ve been oppressed, it was Sahir.

Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko from Sadhna-1958 is of course one of Hindi cinema’s classics. I’ve heard this song many times – and every time it gives me a punch in the gut.

But there were other lesser-known songs too.

And this song which I’m posting today is in that category.

It is from Jiyo Aur Jeene Do (1982).

Since Sahir passed away in 1980, I’m presuming this was one of his last few songs.
Or maybe he had written this earlier, but it got used only later in this film.

Anyway, as usual, it is Avinashji who has helped me with this.
He sent me the lyrics – and, considering it is Sahir’s Day AND Woman’s Day today, it seems to be just the right song for the occasion.

I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t comment about the situation, but the words of the song are powerful – and typically Sahir.

As usual, he talks about exploitation of women in Indian society.
And he references often to Seeta to bring home his point.
How women even today have to go through Agni Pariksha like Seeta had to.
How every woman is expected to just accept oppression without protest.
How even Seeta, who accompanied Ram during his exile, had to listen to his admonition of her.
How a woman can be expected to save herself in a world that has been created for man.
How, when even Ram could be influenced against Seeta, what hope for mere mortals?
How it is the lot of women like Seeta to be born in every era only to bear the burdens of this world.

I must admit the lyrics are very depressing.
Possibly some of the most depressing I have ever come across.
And I’d really like to think the lyrics are also highly exaggerated, and this isn’t today’s reality anyway. After all these lyrics are from more than 40 years ago, and a lot has changed since.

Or has it?

Yes, on one level, it has.
Many more women are better off today than they were 40 years ago.
More educated, more independent.
And yet, most of these are probably from middle- or upper classes of society.
(And even amongst them, there are many horror stories that don’t come to light).
But beyond these, there are many millions of women in India for whom life is a daily struggle.
From the moment they wake up early in the morning, to the moment they finally go to sleep that night, it is a day of just work, work and work. Women are taken so much for granted that society expects nothing less from them.
A woman just relaxing or enjoying herself is a rare sight – it almost seems out of place.
And so many women (especially among the poor) have sadly internalized this lifestyle of struggle, so they think it’s the most normal thing to do.
And I haven’t even talked about women’s safety here – that’s another minefield of a topic where, thanks to men, women don’t feel safe at all anytime during the day, every single day of their lives.
As a man, enjoying freedom that I take for granted, I just cannot imagine how it must be to live like this. All one’s life.

So yes, LOTS to think about.
And LOTS of work to do.
And the ball is in the court of MEN, not WOMEN.
For the simple reason that the cause of the problem is MEN, not WOMEN.

So then I think, however depressing the lyrics of this Sahir song are, are they more depressing than the actual lives of many women in India?

Anyway, this is supposed to be a day of celebration – I do not want to spoil the mood.
And yet, I cannot pretend – so if you don’t mind, I’d like it to be treated as a day of reflection for men too. Sahir would’ve liked that.

Thank you, Sahir saab, for your searing poetry. And for always standing up for the oppressed, and raising awareness on the right issues.
It is entirely our failing as a society that we have failed to make the lyrics you wrote all those decades ago irrelevant.
They are just as relevant today as they were when they were written.

And on that extremely sobering note, let me now end this post.
Thank you for reading.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Seeta ke liye likkhaa hai yahi (Jiyo Aur Jeene Do)(1982) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chup chup apni jaan pe sah jaa aa aa
Duniya ka anyaay
Koyi nahin is dharti par
Jo tera dard bataaye

Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

Gairon ke kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Gairon ke ae kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Jis Raam ke sang ban ban bhatke
Us Raam ki bhi dutkaar sahe
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti ki tarah har bhaar sahe
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

Purushon ki banaayi duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Purushon ki banaayi ee duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Jis zahar se Raam ka man na bachaa
Us zahar se kya insaan bache
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Us reet se kaise jaan bache
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Jeete ji kasht uthhaana
Marne pe sati kahlaana hai
Marne ae pe sati kahlaana hai
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Yoon hi ye katha dohraana hai
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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चुप चुप अपनी जान पे सह जा आ
दुनिया का अन्याय
कोई नहीं इस धरती पर
जो तेरा दर्द बटाय

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

गैरों के कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे
गैरों के ए कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे ए
जिस राम के संग बन बन भटके
उस राम की भी दुत्कार सहे
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती की तरह हर भार सहे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

पुरुषों की बनायी दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
पुरुषों की बनायी ई दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
जिस ज़हर से राम का मन न बचा
उस ज़हर से क्या इंसान बचे
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
उस रीत से कैसे जान बचे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
जीते जी कष्ट उठाना
मरने पे सती कहलाना है
मरने ए पे सती कहलाना है
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
यूँ ही ये कथा दोहराना है

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXIV: Year 1970
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1970.

In 1970, 98 Hindi movies containing 805 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 54 of these movies and she sang 129 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 55.1 % of the movies released in 1969. Her voice was heard in 16 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1970.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1970 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aan Milo Sajna Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
2 Anand Salil Chaudhary 1 1 1 0 0 0 Gulzar
3 Aansoo Aur Muskaan Kalyanji Anandji 1 2 2 0 0 0 Indeewar
4 Abhinetri Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 6 4 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
5 Bachpan Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 3 3 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
6 Bhagwan Parshuram Jai Kumar 0 1 1 0 0 0 Madan
7 Bhai Bhai Shankar Jaikishan 0 2 2 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
8 Daghaabaaz Dilip Roy 0 2 2 0 0 0 B D Mishra
9 Darpan Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 3 3 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
10 Dastak Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
11 Devi Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 2 0 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
12 Dharti Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 2 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
13 Ehsan R D Burman 0 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
14 Geet Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
15 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani Kalyanji Anandji 0 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
16 Gopi Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 1 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
17 Harishchandra Taramati Hridaynath Mangeshkar 1 4 4 0 0 0 Veerendra Mishra
18 Heer Ranjha Madan Mohan 4 4 3 0 0 1 Kaifi Azmi
19 Himmat Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
20 Holi Aayee Re Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 1 0 0 1 Indeewar
21 Humjoli Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 0 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
22 Ishq Par Zor Nahin S D Burman 5 5 4 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
23 Jawaab Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 2 1 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
24 Jeewan Mrityu Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
25 Johny Mera Naam Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 2 0 0 0 Indeewar
26 Jwaala Shankar Jaikishan 1 6 3 1 1 1 Rajinder Krishan (5) Shailendra (1)
27 Kab Kyon Aur Kahaan Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
28 Kati Patang R D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
29 Kaun Ho Tum Usha Khanna 0 1 1 0 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
30 Khilauna Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
31 Maa Aur Mamta Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
32 Maharaja Madan Mohan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
33 Man Ki Aankhen Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 0 2 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
34 Mastaana Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 4 2 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
35 Mere Humsafar Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
36 Pagla Kahin Ka Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 1 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
37 Pardesi Chitragupta 4 4 3 0 1 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
38 Pavitra Paapi Prem Dhawan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
39 Pehchaan Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 0 1 0 0 Verma Malik
40 Prem Pujaari S D Burman 3 3 2 1 0 0 Neeraj
41 Priya Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
42 Purab Aur Paschim Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 0 0 1 Santosh Anand
43 Pushpaanjali Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
44 Raaton Ka Raja R D Burman 1 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
45 Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thhi R D Burman 0 2 1 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
46 Sachcha Jhoothha Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 0 2 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi (1) Indeewar (1)
47 Safar Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
48 Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo Ravi 2 3 1 1 1 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
49 Sau Saal Beet Gaye Usha Khanna 0 4 2 2 0 0 Indeewar
50 Sharaafat Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 5 5 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
51 Suhaana Safar Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
52 The Train R D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
53 Truck Driver Sonik Omi 0 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
54 Yaadgaar Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
Total 54 movies 15 MDs 86 130 84 39 3 4 18 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 15 music directors and 18 lyricists in these 54 movies released in 1970. Shankar Jaikishan with 406 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were the leading music directors for her followed by C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (227), Laxmikant Pyarelal (215), Madan Mohan (174), Kalyanji Anandji (157), Roshan (144), S D Burman (134), Naushad (126), Hemant Kumar (124), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108) and Vasant Desai (104). Together these thirteen music directors composed 2313 songs out of 3383 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1970. The top nine lyricists till end of 1969 for Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (492), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (274), Majrooh Sultanpuri (241), Prem Dhawan (195), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Bharat Vyas (180), Anand Bakshi (171) and Sahir Ludhianvi (114). These eight lyricists had penned 2217 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar collaborated with Jai Kumar Parte as a music director in a Hindi movie for the first time this year. Santosh Anand and Veerendra Mishra were two lyricists who got to collaborate with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in movies released this year.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1970 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 118 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 103 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 122 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 83 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 104 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 92 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 83 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 77 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 86 130 84 39 3 4
Total upto 1970 995 movies 2856 3383 2389 779 170 63

It can be seen from the table of 1970 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 130 songs in 54 movies released in 1970. 86 of these songs are already covered in the blog.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 30 movies of 1970 are already covered in the blog. So 44 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 24 movies of 1970 are still available to be discussed.

Alphabetically the first movie of 1970 that offers us Lata Mangeshkar songs to be discussed is “Aansoo Aur Muskaan”(1970).

“Aansoo Aur Muskaan”(1970) was produced by Ananthaswami and directed by P Madhvan for Screen Gems, Madras. The movie had Hema Malini, Ajay Sahni, Om Prakash, Bobby, Jagdeep, Suresh, Maruti, David, Bindu, Shabnam, Tuntun, Birbal, Padmini, Manmohan, Kishore Kumar etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far. Lata Mangeshkar had sung two solo songs in it. One song sung by her has been represented in the blog so far.

Here is another Lata Mangeshkar song from “Aansoo Aur Muskaan”(1970). Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised on a child artist. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her. My guess from the starcast is that she is Bobby.

Audio

Video

Song-Taara koi bhi aaj gagan se toota nahin (Aansoo Aur Muskaan)(1970) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

o maa aa aaa
o maa aa aa aa
o maa aa aa
o maa aa aa

taara koi bhi aaj gagan se toota nahin een
tara koi bhi aaj gagan se toota nahin
sahaara kisi ka aaj kisi se chhoota nahin
phir kyun maa toot gaya mamta ka naata pyaara aa
taara koi bhi aaj gagan se toota nahin
o maa aa aa aa
o maa aa aa

sabki hi maayen phoolon ko apne baahon ke jhoole jhulaaye ae ae
baaho ke jhule jhulaye
maathe ko sehalake chumke palke
meethi si lori sunaaye aen
mithi si lori sunaaye
chidiya chugaaye bachcho ko daane
kyun tune mujhko bisaara
taara koi bhi aaj gagan se toota nahin

kaahe mujhe tu duniya mein laayi
kaahe bani maa tu meri ee
kaahe bani maa tu meri
paalee naa jaaye, sambhaalee naa jaaye, tujhse jo santaan teri ee
tujhse jo santaan teri
khelegi kab tak aankh michauli
mann mera dhoondh ke haara
tara koi bhi aaj gagan se toota nahin
sahaara kisika aaj kisi se chhoota nahin
phir kyun maa toot gaya mamta ka naata pyaara aa
taara koi bhi aaj gagan se toota nahin
o maa aa aa aa
o maa aa aa
o maa aa
o maa aa aa


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‘Naiyya-1947’ was directed by Aslam Noori for ‘Mohan Pictures, Bombay’.

It had Mazhar Khan, Munnawar Sultana, Ashraf Khan, Anwar, Shahzadi, Suman, Balaram, Siraj and others.

As per HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) this movie had six songs as given below;

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4601 Post No. : 16227
S.No. Song Title Singer Posted On
01 Aayi milan ki bahaar re, aa jaa saanwariya Zohrabai Ambalewali 02.04.2013
02 Saawan bhaadon nain hamaare baras rahe din raat Zohrabai Ambalewali
03 Naiyya jeewan ki doley, haule, haule, haule Master Ramesh
04 Jhoome jiya aaye piya ho, jhoole hiya naache jiya Shamshad Begam
05 Siyaram Ram Siyaram, tan ka pinjara soona soona Ashraf Khan 25.06.2019
06 Raam naam kya japna … Ashraf Khan

HFGK Vol-II does not mention the name of the lyricist for this movie however our respected Sadanand ji in his comments here on the post ‘Siyaram Ram Siyaram, tan ka pinjara soona soona’ has mentioned that lyricist for this movie was Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri.

Music for this movie was composed by Anil Biswas. Editor’s note:-According to Girdharilal Vishwakarma (a well known record collector), A R Qureshy is the music director for this song.

Today 21st February’2021 is the thirty-first ‘remembrance anniversary’ (1918 -21.02.1990) of singer Zohrabai Ambalewali.
As a tribute to her here is song from ‘Naiyya-1947’ sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

I had come across this song in August’2014 and since then it is lying to be posted. However, in between its link that I had shared initially also become obsolete but luckily, I got the audio of this song which is uploaded for listening.

Let us now enjoy this wonderful song remembering Zohrabai Ambalewali who had given us many many memorable and unforgettable songs in HFM history.


Song-Saawan bhaadon nain hamaare (Naiyya)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewali,Lyrics-Safdar Aah Sitapuri, MD-A R Qureshi (according to Girdharilal Vishwakarma (a well known record collector)

Lyrics

saawan bhaadon
saawan bhaadon nain hamaare
baras rahe din raat
baras rahe din raat
saawan bhaadon
saawan bhaadon nain hamaare
baras rahe din raat
baras rahe din raat
saawan bhaadon

saansen gin gin din kaaten
aur taare gin gin raat
saansen gin gin din kaaten
aur taare gin gin raat
baras rahe din raat
saawan bhaadon
saawan bhaadon nain hamaare
baras rahe din raat
baras rahe din raat
saawan bhaadon

ho o o
ankhiyaan khud darshan ko tarsen aen
rimjhim rimjhim barsen aen
ho o o
ankhiyaan khud darshan ko tarsen aen
rimjhim rimjhim barsen aen
nis din hoti hai nainon se
aankhon ki barsaat
nis din hoti hai nainon se
aankhon ki barsaat
baras rahe din raat
saawan bhaadon
saawan bhaadon nain hamaare
baras rahe din raat
baras rahe din raat
saawan bhaadon

chhoot gaya hai
saath sahaaraa aa aa
chhoot gaya hai
saath sahaaraa aa aa
naao bhanwar mein door kinaara
ghor andhiyaari raat
naao bhanwar mein door kinaara
ghor andhiyaari raat
baras rahe din raat
saawan bhaadon
saawan bhaadon nain hamaare
baras rahe din raat
baras rahe din raat
saawan bhaadon

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सावन भादों
सावन भादों नैन हमारे
बरस रहे दिन रात
बरस रहे दिन रात
सावन भादों
सावन भादों नैन हमारे
बरस रहे दिन रात
बरस रहे दिन रात
सावन भादों

साँसे गिन गिन दिन काटे
और तारे गिन गिन रात
साँसे गिन गिन दिन काटे
और तारे गिन गिन रात
बरस रहे दिन रात
सावन भादों
सावन भादों नैन हमारे
बरस रहे दिन रात
बरस रहे दिन रात
सावन भादों

ओ ओ अँखियाँ तुझ दर्शन को तरसे ए ए
रिम झिम रिम झिम बरसे ए
ओ ओ अँखियाँ तुझ दर्शन को तरसे ए ए
रिम झिम रिम झिम बरसे ए
निस दिन होती है
नैनों से आंसुओं की बरसात
निस दिन होती है
नैनों से आंसुओं की बरसात
बरस रहे दिन रात
सावन भादों
सावन भादों नैन हमारे
बरस रहे दिन रात
बरस रहे दिन रात
सावन भादों

छूट गया है ए
साथ सहारा आ आ
छूट गया है ए
साथ सहारा आ आ
नाव भँवर में दूर किनारा
घोर अंधियारी रात
नाव भँवर में दूर किनारा
घोर अंधियारी रात
बरस रहे दिन रात
सावन भादों
सावन भादों नैन हमारे
बरस रहे दिन रात
बरस रहे दिन रात
सावन भादों


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4563 Post No. : 16160

“Ghar” (1945) was a Sunrise Production movie. It was directed by V M Vyas. The movie had Jamuna, Nawab, Molina, Yakub, Kalyani, Dulari, Iftikar, W. M. Khan, Mohan, Mirza Musharaff etc in it.

Three songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Ghar”(1945) to appear in the blog. This rare song is sung by Rajkumari. Roopbani is the lyricist. Music is composed by A R Qureshi.

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


Song-Meri aankhon ke aansoo (Ghar)(1945) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-Roopbani, MD-A R Qureshi

Lyrics

Meri aankhon ke aansoo
meri aankhon ke aansoo
aankhon mein hi so jaao
haan haan so jaao
meri aankhon ke aansoo
meri aankhon ke aansoo
aankhon mein hi so jaao
haan haan so jaao
duniyaa aa
duniya kahin badnaam na kar de
haan badnaam na kar de
meri aankhon ke aansoo
meri aankhon ke aansoo
aankhon mein hi so jaao
haan haan so jaao

vidhwa hai tu
tera ujda suhaag
vidhwa hai tu
tera ujda suhaag
tujhe hansna bhi paap
tujhe rona bhi paap
tujhe hansna bhi paap
tujhe rona bhi paap
aap na rowo
na hamko rulaao
na hamko rulaao
aap na rowo
na hamko rulaao
na hamko rulaao
meri aankhon ke aansoo
meri aankhon ke aansoo
aankhon mein hi so jaao
haan haan so jaao

poori ??
bani suhaagan
poori ??
bani suhaagan
ho gayi vidhwa
main abhaagan
choodiyaan tooti
aur kesar bikhra
choodiyaan tooti
aur kesar bikhra
meri aankhon ke aansoo
meri aankhon ke aansoo
aankhon mein hi so jaao
haan haan so jaao

koi nahin jo dewe dilaasa
koi nahin jo bandhaa de aasha
vidhwa vidhwa naam hai mera aa
aansoo peena kaam hai mera aa
dharti mujhe marne nahin deti
duniya mujhe jeene nahin deti
kaise kaatoon dukhiyaa jeewan
Bhagwaan mujhe batlaao
Bhagwaan mujhe batlaao o
meri aankhon ke aansoo
meri aankhon ke aansoo
aankhon mein hi so jaao
haan haan so jaao


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4553 Post No. : 17143 Movie Count :

4399

Today 4th January’2021 is the twenty-seventh Remembrance Anniversary of ‘Pancham Da- The genius’ or Rahul Dev Burman ‘the prince of music’.

He was born on 27th June’1939 and he passed away on 4th January’1994 at the age of fifty-four only.

On his Remembrance Day today as a tribute to him I am presenting a song sung by him from the 1983 movie ‘Romance’. For today’s occasion I was looking for a sad song and that also from a ‘debutant movie’. This song is a nice composition and picturized on Kumar Gaurav who is seen roaming in the fields, riverside, hilly areas and some picturesque locations (I don’t know which are these places).

The song though hummable will be liked by those only (I think so) who have not found ‘any purpose of life’ or ‘is missing someone or something in his life’😊 and that is why being annoyed with life the song goes ‘ye zindagi kuchh bhi sahi, par ye mere kis kaam ki’.

Otherwise, it is a nice song to listen and sung well by R.D. Burman with his special musical touch and style.

‘Romance-1983’ was directed by Ramanand Sagar for his home productions ‘Sagar Art Enterprises, Bombay’. Ramanand Sagar was also the producer of this movie. It had Shammi Kapoor, Kumar Gaurav, Poonam Dhillon, with Saeed Jaffrey, Helena Luke, Sushma Seth, Prema Narayan, and Tom Alter. They were supported by Viju Khote, Jugnu, Manmauji, Samrat Kapoor, Dr. Madan Kataria, Randhawa, Jawahar Bhan, Chandan, Yogee, Jitu Vyas, Moolchand.

This movie introduced Christopher, Lilli Put, Jillian. Raj Babbar, Ranjeeta and Ram Sethi make friendly appearance in this movie.

Story, Screenplay and dialogues for this movie were written by Mirza Brothers. Editing of this movie was done by Subhash Sehgal.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 12.10.1983.

This movie had five songs written by Anand Bakshi and composed by R.D. Burman. Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and R.D. Burman were the playback singers for this movie.

Today’s song is sung by R.D. Burman and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. Music is by R.D. Burman himself as mentioned above.

let us now enjoy today’s song …

Audio

Video

Song-Ye zindagi kuchh bhi sahi par ye mere kis kaam ki (Romance)(1983) Singer-R D Burman, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

ho ho ho ho
ye zindagi ee
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki
ye zindagi
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki
jis ke liye jeete hain log
jis ke liye jeete hain log
bas hai kami us naam ki ee
ye zindagi
ho o o
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki

ho o
jisko nahin hai armaan koi
kaisi jawaani hai ye ae
jisko nahin hai armaan koi ee
kaisi jawaani hai ye ae
o jiska nahin hai unwaan koi
aisi kahaani hai ye
ho naa hai khabar aaghaaz ki ee
naa hai khabar aaghaaz ki
naa hai khabar anjaam ki ee
ye zindagi
kuchh bhi sahi
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki

pyaasaa rahaa main
meri gali mein saawan barastaa rahaa aa
pyaasaa rahaa main
meri gali mein saawan barastaa rahaa aa
mele mein jaise koyi akelaa
aise tarastaa rahaa
poochho naa ye kaise bhalaa aa
poochho naa ye kaise bhalaa
maine subah se shaam ki ee
ye zindagi ee
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki

o dil behlaane ko
likhte hain dil ke qisse fasaanon mein log
dil behlaane ko
likhte hain dil ke qisse fasaanon mein log
o rakhte hain heere moti sajaa ke
apni dukaanon mein log
baazaar mein qeemat hai kya aa
baazaar mein qeemat hai kya
toote huye ae is jaam ki ee ee
ye zindagi ee
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki
jis ke liye jeete hain log
jis ke liye jeete hain log
bas hai kami us naam ki ee
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa la la la


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4549 Post No. : 16132

“Ratn Manjari”(1955) as directed by G P Pawar for Chitra Bharati, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mahipal, Rehana, Sapru, Maruti, Moni Chatterjee, Roopmala etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Ratn Manjari”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja hamen kyun rulaaya jee(Ratn Manjari)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale

aaye thhe sukh leke
jaate ho dukh de ke
aaye thhe sukh leke
jaate ho dukh de ke
ro ro katenge din raat
ho o
ro ro katenge din raat

koi sahaara nahin
koi hamaara nahin
koi sahaara nahin
koi hamaara nahin
kaase kahoon main jee ki baat
ho o o
kaase kahoon main jee ki baat
kaahe bisraaya raaja aa
kaahe tadpaayaa jee
bainyya chhudaa ke chale jaane waale
bainyya chhudaa ke chale jaane waale
Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale

meri ho naiyya tumhi
mere khiwaiyya tumhi
meri ho naiyya tumhi
mere khiwaiyya tumhi
tumhi ho mere patwaar
ho o o
tumhi ho mere patwaar

beech bhanwar mein piya
kaahe kinaara kiya
beech bhanwar mein piya
kaahe kinaara kiya
doob rahi hoon manjhdhaar
ho o o oa
doob rahi hoon manjhdhaar

paar lagaaya nahin
hamen thhukraaya jee
naiyya dubaa ke chale jaane waalay
naiyya dubaa ke chale jaane waalay
Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale


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