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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 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 : 3620 Post No. : 14428

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 69 # Singer – Kishore Kumar #
(Voice of Kishore Kumar in Seventies)
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‘5 Rifles’ (1974) – (‘पांच रायफल’) as the movie’s Censor Certificate mentions it or (‘५ रायफलें’) as the movies titles mention it – was produced, directed and written by IS Johar. It was a Shanker BC presentation for Delux Productions (India). The movie has a ‘U’ certificate, still its online version requires a confirmation of age 🙂 I don’t know why? anyway I had to watch only the title credits for information 😉 . The film was passed by censors on 09.08.1974.

It had Ambika Johar, Rakesh Khanna, Shahi Kapoor, Anil Johar, Kamal Kapoor, Veena, Sapru, Satyadip, Murad, Keti Irani, Keshto Mukherjee, IS Johar, Ravi, Ram Avtar, Chanda, Qamar Sarhadi, Nazeer Kashmiri, Kedar Sehgal, Bairam, Bali Jajani, Omi, and Master Anu. Editing for this movie was done by M.S. Shinde. DR Thakkar and Faruk Kaiser were the associate directors of this movie. Darius Gotla was the Executive Producer of this movie, whereas Seeroo Daryanani (I think it is one person only) was the associate producer.

This movie had total six songs, including the famous qawwaali – “Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom Sharaabi” which is already posted on our blog. The qawwaliis written by Nazaan Sholapuri while Aziz Nazaan was the composer and the singer. For the remaining five songs, four are written by Rajendra Krishna and one by Indeevar. Music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. The movie titles under singers mention the name of Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar only.

HFGK Vol V liststhe following songs in the for this movie,

  • Wo kya cheez hai maharaj… duniya ke banaane waale ne (Kishore Kumar)
  • Pyaar ke patang ki dor jiske haath hai (Kishore Kumar, chorus)
  • Jab se sarkaar ne nashaabandi tod di (Kishore Kumar, chorus)
  • Teraa husn Allaah Allaah teraa roop Raam Raam (Kishore Kumar)
  • Malmal mein badan mora chamke (Asha Bhonsle)

and for the famous qawwaali included in this movie it mentions a note;

In this movie one popular qawwali ‘Jhoom baraabar jhoom sharaabi (Singer-Composer: Aziz Nazan/Lyricist – Nazan Sholapuri) was picturized on Ambika Johar in this movie.

I wonder how Ambika Johar would have felt lip syncing this qawaali in thick and heavy set male voice. 😉 In his write-up presenting the above qawwaali song Atul ji has already mentioned the following-

In reality, this qawwaali was not created for this movie. This qawwaali was created by Aziz Nazaan for his mushairas. He was the singer as well as the music director of this qawwaali. 

However, after going through details of this movie mentioned in HFGK Vol-V, I was curious to know where the credit for this qawwaali have been mentioned in the titles of this movie. It appears in the ‘Assistants’ section – for ‘music assistants’ – mentioning Babla as ‘assistant’ and Parte as ‘arranger’, Conducted by Frank Fernand, followed by mentioning that ‘Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom’ by ‘Courtesy the Gramophone Co. India Ltd and Aziz Nazan, lyrics Nazan Sholapuri’, and as we all know that ironically the film today is identified with this famous qawwaali only and its other songs didn’t even get noticed or are remembered today if I am not wrong.

I could not find information about the plot / story of the film. A comment on the internet from a reader suggests that the movie was about a fictitious story set in the backdrop of the battle for freedom. The story is about a kingdom in an unspecified time era, which conquered by a foreign power, and the efforts of the royal family and a handful of activists to wrest back their freedom.

I had vague memories of watching this film in my childhood with my parents. However, I only remember the ‘monkeys with the rifles’ and over the years after that, reading about this film, I got to know that there were the ‘look-alikes’ of ‘Rajesh Khanna’ and ‘Shashi Kapoor’ in this film. But the one memory that has been permanently associated with this film’s name is the famous ‘qawwaali’. It was very popular in those years and continues to be so for many years. It was frequently heard over loud speakers then.

Almost six years back I came across this song sung by Kishore Kumar and on checking I find that this was from this movie ‘Five Rifles’. Listening to this song give a me a feeling of hearing it many years back on radio or elsewhere. I had shared this song with Atul ji then, but somehow it remained to be posted for this day today 🙂

So, fortunately I get to share this song from this movie sung by Kishore Kumar which is a ‘patriotic song’ in disguise of a romantic song. On screen it is lip synced by Rakesh Khanna who is also trying to enact the mannerisms of the Superstar Rajesh Khanna. The situation of the song; (after watching this part of the movie having this song)

Rakesh Khanna a ‘deshbhakt’ is in jail where the officer Khotu’s wife ‘Madam Khotu’ (?) (don’t know who the actress is) is having a crush on him, goes to meet him and get him released from the jail. Since, her husband is eyeing over Rakesh’s fiancée Rajkumari – of Rakesh Khanna. So, she is doing a ‘tit for tat’ to her husband. She takes our hero to her ‘mahal’ and orders him to sing a song praising her beauty.

‘Mr. Rakesh, hamaare husn ki taarif karo’ … warna ‘khatm kar diye jaaoge’

As our hero is still not ready to surrender her, she gives him a final call

Tumko apni jaan bhi pyaari nahin’

‘Mujhe apne desh se jyaada kuchh bhi pyaara nahin’

 ‘Jhooth mat bolo’ …

Madam Khotu finally gets the hero’s ‘mangetar’ there,

‘Agar iski zindagi chaahte ho to …’

On the other side, the ‘mangetar’ also threatens the hero of losing his love if he sings a song. As our hero is in a dilemma, his eyes fall upon the map of India on the wall behind Madam Khotu’s ‘sinhaasan’. This gives him an idea, and he improvises, singing a ‘patriotic song’ for the country, disguised as a song praising Madam Khotu’s ‘beauty’.

Here is this beautiful song sung by Kishore Kumar and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Lyrics are by Rajendra Krishna. And I think I can mention this here that after the qawwaali of this film was posted on the blog on 30th Jun 2009, this song is coming on to the blog today after a gap of almost NINE years.

Wishing herewith all ‘Eid Mubarak’ today let us now enjoy this song …

[Author’s Note: – I had noted one additional stanza at the time of sending this song in 2012, and noted that its video is not available. This additional stanza is given after the main song. I could not find its audio or video even now. Also, I do not remember the source of this additional stanza now.]

[Ed Note: We already have a category on this blog named “Dance Under Duress”; with this song, we now introduce a similar category “Sing Under Duress”. 🙂 ]

 

Song – Tera Husn Allah Allah, Tera Roop Ram Ram (Five Rifles) (1974) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
ek main hi nahin
tere karodon ghulaam
ek main hi nahin
tere karodon ghulaam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam

tu jo palke jhukaa dein
himaalaa jhuke
tu jo palke jhukaa dein
himaalaa jhuke
tu isharaa kare
gangaa jamunaa ruke
teri julfen sanwaare
kashmir ki hawaa
teri julfen sanwaare
kashmir ki hawaa
dhoyein kanyakumaari
tere paanv sadaa
tere kadmon ki dhool ko
sitaaron ka salaam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam

tu meraa ishq hai
meraa imaan hai
tu meraa ishq hai
meraa imaan hai
main teri jaan hoon
tu meri jaan hai
teraa deewaana hoon ye
dikhaadoonga main
teraa deewaana hoon ye
dikhaadoonga main
teri aawaaz pe
sar kataa loongaa main
teri khaatir main pea loonga
zehar kaa bhi jaam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam

(following lyric’s audio/video not found)

aaj kitney dilon pe teraa raaj hai
ye teri saadgee hi teraa taaj hai
kya ajantaa ki main
tujhko moorat kahun
tu banaaras ki subah
aavadh ki hai shaam
teraa husn allaah allaah
teraa roop raam raam
ek main hi nahin
tere karodon ghulaam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
एक मैं ही नहीं
तेरे करोड़ों गुलाम
एक मैं ही नहीं
तेरे करोड़ों गुलाम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम

तू जो पलकें झुका दें
हिमाला झुके
तू जो पलकें झुका दें
हिमाला झुके
तू इशारा करे
गंगा जमुना रुके
तेरी जुल्फें सवारे
कश्मीर की हवा
धोएं कन्याकुमारी तेरे पाँव सदा
तेरे क़दमों की धुल को
सितारों का सलाम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम

तू मेरा इश्क है
मेरा ईमान है
तू मेरा इश्क है
मेरा ईमान है
मैं तेरी जान हूँ
तू मेरी जान है
तेरा दीवाना हूँ ये
दिखा दूंगा मैं
तेरा दीवाना हूँ ये
दिखा दूंगा मैं
तेरी आवाज़ पे
सर कटा लूँगा मैं
तेरी खातिर मैं पी लूँगा
ज़हर का भी जाम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम

(पंक्तियाँ, जिनकी दृश्य-श्रव्य कड़ी नहीं मिली)

आज कितने दिलों पे तेरा राज है
ये तेरी सादगी ही तेरा ताज है
क्या अजन्ता की मैं
तुझको मूरत कहूँ
तू बनारस की सुबह
अवध की है शाम
तेरा हुस्न अल्लाह अल्लाह
तेरा रूप राम राम
एक मैं ही नहीं
तेरे करोड़ों गुलाम

 

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 : 3548 Post No. : 14236

Today’s song is from a film called Ahinsa-1947. The film makes its Debut on the Blog. The song is sung by Chitalkar, an unknown female voice and Chorus. Written by G S Nepali, it is composed by C Ramchandra.

1947 was a very momentous and memorable year in the annals of Hindi film Industry.Many talented actors, directors,singers, composers, lyricists, writers and technicians left India, opting to migrate to Pakistan. The year 1947 actually started with a bad Omen. K L Saigal died on 18th January 1947. The country was on the threshold of Partition and Independence for two countries. The film industry, which was a true Secular industry, started harbouring doubts about each other.

Muslim artists who decided to migrate, started completing their assignments hurriedly. Suddenly, the film industry became extremely busy, resulting in churning out 181 Hindi films in just one year.This was a record in itself. It took another 40 odd years to break this record.187 films were made in 1985.

A void was created suddenly, when scores of film artistes from various disciplines migrated en masse to Pakistan.Most left in 1947,few more left within next 5 to 10 years and still some more,like actor Kumar left in the early 60s. By 1965, the entire process was almost complete, with few exceptions. Though the list is very long, some names who left India are, M.Ismail, Rafiq Gaznavi, Ghulam Mohd. actor, Zahur Shah, Zahur raja, Mukhtar Begum, Charlie, Nazir Ahmed, Ghulam haider, Najmul Hasan, Noorjehan, S M Yousuf, G A Chisti, Firoz Nizami, Ajmal, Khurshid Anwar, Saadat manto, Najam Naqvi, Ragini, W Z Ahmed, Swarnalata, Nashaad, Premlata,Shaukat Rizvi, Himalaywala, Rasheed Atre, meena Shorey, Asha Posley, Renuka devi, Nissar Bazmi, Sudhir, Santosh etc etc……..

In 1947, so many films were made, but since many were completed in a hurry, a large chunk of films failed miserably. Only a handful films were good and successful. In fact these films were so good that their music and songs actually heralded the beginning of “The Golden Period”. Films like Jugnu, Do Bhai, Dard, Mirza Sahiban, Shehnai, Elaan, Sindoor, Meera, Parwana, Saajan, Aapki sewa mein, Bela, Do dil and many more gave excellent and long lasting songs.

Some landmarks too took place. Lata’s first playback song, Usha Kiran’s debut in film Lalat, in her real name-Usha Marathe, Extra ordinary film Elaan, which was much ahead of its time and a very bold film on Muslim society weaknesses, Madhubala’s debut, debut of Uma Devi, Debut of Manhar Desai(Malcom D’souza), Last film of Saigal-Parwana, Last film of Noorjehan-Mirza Sahiban, First Simhali film ‘Broken promises’ made in Bombay, First studio-Uday in Kerala and the rise of C Ramchandra as a strong competitor to Naushad, were some important events of 1947.

C Ramchandra left Jayant Desai’s job in 1945. Then he was working on a film called ” Ahinsa”, which was delayed, censored in 1947 and released only in 1948.

The story was based on 1942 Quit India movement, but since it was delayed, lot of changes in story and songs took place. That was a period when Gandhi ji was on Top. He was the epitome of Ahinsa (Non violence), though the Partition took place with his consent only. So, to cash on the Gandhi wave, the film title must have been kept Ahinsa. I have not seen the film, but Baburao Patel’s Film India does not speak good about the film. Actually, this film was a resounding flop.

The gist of the film story is, Santosh- an upholder of Ahinsa, saves a British soldies from getting killed with an axe, by some terrorists. In the melee that ensues, the culprits run away and Santosh is caught with axe in his hands. Luckily, the soldier testifies in his favour and he is saved. This was a Debut film for the actor Santosh Kumar, the production house, Kashmir films and its Director Rajaram.

The real name of Santosh Kumar was Syed Moosa Abbas Raza. He was born on 25-12-1925 at Lahore. He hailed from a noble family of U.P. he graduated from Osmania University of Hyderabad Deccan, he also passed the ICS exam with flying colours. He was a tall and very handsome young man with command over English and Urdu.

His first film was ‘Ahinsa’-47 and second film was ‘ Meri kahani-48’. Then he migrated to Pakistan. He was one of the most successful actors of Pakistani films.He was the Hero of film ‘ Do Aansoo’-50, the first film in Pakistan to celebrate Silver Jubilee. He won the first Nigar Award too.

After working in more than 100 films, he diversified and became a Director in an American food company. He had also led many film industry delegations abroad. he was truly a Superstar. His second wife was actress Sabiha Khanum. His all family was in films. he died on 11-6-1982, just a few days before his son’s marriage. It was often said in Pakistan that if he had opted to remain in India, he would have overtaken Dilip kumar !

Navin Yagnik ( from U.P.), who also wrote the film story, did the role of the terrorist, Ramayan Tiwari was the Boss of the gang. The film was directed by Rajaram-his first film as a director. later he directed 3 more films,namely, Madadgaar-47, Dhoom dham-49 and Dilbar-51.

Film Ahinsa was released at Novelty Theatre Bombay on 20-2-1948, just about 3 weeks after Gandhi’s death. may be the timing was wrong, as there were many riots all over India during this period. Today’s song seems to be a marching song. the music and tune of the song is very good. I liked it. The songs of film Ahinsa were not available so far. They have been uploaded on You Tube only on 16th March 2018, about 20 days ago.h


Song-Azaad hain hum aaj se (Ahinsa)(1947) Singers- Unknown female voice, Chitalkar, Lyricist- Gopal Singh Nepali, MD- C Ramchandra
Male chorus
Female chorus
Both
Both +chorus

Lyrics

Azaad hain hum aaj se
jailon ke taale tod do
ab jaao apne desh ko
angrezon bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do

?? phusla ke chhen li
tumne ?? shamsheer
kaanoon padhkar pyaar se
phir pahna di zanjeer
do sau baras se bhar gaya thha
paapon ka ghada phod do
ab jaao apne desh ko
angrezon bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do
Azaad hain hum aaj se
jailon ke taale tod do
ab jaao apne desh ko
angrezon bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do

maara hai deshbhakton ko tumne
goli se bhoon ke
jaallianwaala bagh mein
hain daagh ab bhi khoon ke
jaallianwaala bagh mein
hain daagh ab bhi khoon ke
saari duniya dhikkaar ki
ab to apna munh mod lo
ab jaao apne desh ko
angrezon bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do

Azaad hain hum aaj se
jailon ke taale tod do
ab jaao apne desh ko
angrezon bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do

le kar mazhab ka maamla
tumne jhagda badha diya
le kar mazhab ka maamla
tumne jhagda badha diya

Hindu aur musalmaanon ko
aapas mein lada diya
Hindu aur musalmaanon ko
aapas mein lada diya
ham lad maren ya kuchh karen
tum ghar hamaara chhod do
ham lad maren ya kuchh karen
tum ghar hamaara chhod do
ab jaao apne desh ko
angrezon bharat chhod do

bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do
Azaad hain hum aaj se
jailon ke taale tod do
ab jaao apne desh ko
angrezon bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do
bharat chhod do


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Blog Day : 3479 Post No. : 13979

Today (26 january 2018) is the 69th republic day of India. As for the blog, it was the 10th republic day for us. It may be unbelievable but we are just six months away from completing a decade of existence for this blog.

Today, three articles have been covered by three contributors. One post introduced a “debutant” movie. Sudhir Jee had planned to post a suitable song from “Susheela”(1966) that we thought would make “Susheela”(1966) our YIPPEE movie of the day. But Sudhir Jee discovered that this movie had another song left (this additional information was lying hidden in the corrigendum.

After posting this song, a worried Sudhir Jee emailed me, telling me that our YIPPEE target for the day is not yet achieved and we need to achieve it by posting balance song from any YIPPIABLE movie even if that song was not really a Republic day kind of a song.

I had myself given some thought to this matter and I had found that we indeed have an appropriate YIPPIABLE movie for the occasion. This is in fact quite a special song on many counts.

For once, this song is perhaps the earliest song of the “bada hoke desh ka naam karoonga” genre of song. This song just one year after Indian independence. The movie is “Tigress”(1948). “Tigress” was directed by Keshav Talpade for Basant Pictures, Bombay. It had Fearless Nadia, Prakash, Dalpat, Sona Cahtterji Boman Shroff, Radha, Qamar, Jal Khanbata, Kareem, Salim, Rajput (the horse), Moti (the dog), <Austin ki bachchi (the car) etc.

Thisb movie had five songs in it and it was a treasure trove of songs for occasions like Republic day. In fact, Sudhir Ji himself has covered a song from this movie during the republic day of 2013.

I think that the picturisation of this song is similar to the picturisation of the song covered by Sudhir Ji on this day five years ago. Two teachers (played by Sona Chatterji and Fearless Nadia) are singing this aspirational song in the presence of school children who hope to grow into adults citizens who would then take the destiny of the nation in their hands and cover the nation with glory. The song also shows Nadia unfurling the national flag.

Great sentiments are expressed in this song. It is worth noticing that India was not yet a republic at that time. That will happen only two years later.

I have read an article today by one of our youngest contributors who has expressed cynicism at the state of affairs of the nation as present. I, on the other hand, who has been attending republic day from the 18th republic day (today it was the 69th republic day today), I feel extremely optimistic. From a nation that was a begging bowl economy at that time, we are now one of the biggest economies of the world. The country was never in this good a shape as it is now. I was a hopeful “nanha munna raahi” in those days. Now I feel that we are really at a stage where we can take off.

Today I actually find myself holding a “baagdor” of the nation as a grown up citizen of the country. I actually represent the Government and as such I help run the nation. Instead of looking at others and complaining that they are not doing anything for the nation, I seriously think that everyone of us should ask ourselves what we are doing for the nation. If we do our job to the best of our abilities- and out best can really be quite something- then we will in some way help contribute in nation building.

We all take pride in the fact that India is one of the fastest growing economy in the world and that its GDP is growing at a growth rate of 7 % per annum. Let everyone of us ask ourselves- am I contributing in this GDP growth rate ? If I am not making a positive contribution, then at least I should try not to come in the way of those who are contributing in this GDP growth.

For instance, I ask myself. What is the contribution of Indian Railways in Indian GDP ? And what is the contribution of my unit in that GDP. I find that Railways, despite being such a huge government organisation, contributes only 1 % to national GDP. Road sector on the other hand contributes 4 %. It shows that railways have lots and lots of room for improvement. I ask such questions for my own unit as well, and that helps us keep ourselves in our toes.

If one does not waste time then one can achieve a lot. In India we do not realise the value of time. I can claim to be one of the very few people who values time. I do not waste my time or the time of others. That helps me achieve lots of things, including in my official works that most people cannot even dream of, because they always run out of time.

No doubt there are people in India who are self serving and their contributions in national building is in the negative, but let us not waste our time lamenting that. Let us do our own jobs sincerely and to the best of our abilities. That alone will make lots and lots of difference in the long run.

I feel that I have some experience and insight in such matters, I will share my views about where we stand as a nation and what can be done to progress fast vis a vis other nations in a series of articles in future. I hope our regulars will find those articles informative and interesting.

For the time being, let us enjoy this song from “Tigress”(1948). The movie had five songs in it. Following were the four songs that were covered earlier in the blog.

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Prem ke taange pe main udd jaaun 7363 18-Jan-13
Hum iss zameen ke hain 7410 26-Jan-13
Ae gham naseeb gham ko lahoo kar piye jaa 7415 28-Jan-13
Ye chaand taare hamen beqaraar karte hain 13668 21-Oct-17

Singers are not identified. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them. Lyrics are penned by C M Hunar. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

With this song, “Tigress”(1948) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy 69th republic day. May we be in an even better shape the next year on the same day.


Song-Aaj bachche hain ham (Tigress)(1948) Lyrics-C M Hunar, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

aaj bachche hain ham
kal honge jawaan
kal honge jawaan
kal honge jawaan
aaj bachche hain ham
kal honge jawaan
kal honge jawaan
kal honge jawaan

aur padh likh ke hona hai hamko vidwaan
aur padh likh ke hona hai hamko vidwaan
aaj bachche hain ham kal honge jawaan
kal honge jawaan kal honge jawaan

jahaalat ka kar denge ham munh kaala
vidya se duniya mein hoga ujaala
taakat ke sar pe jeet ka sehra
taakat ke sar pe jeet ka sehra
apne gale mein ho jaimala jaimala
apne gale mein ho jaimala jaimala

kasrat karen ham kartab dikhaye
ek do teen char paanch
varjish kare ham taakat badhaayen
ek do teen char paanch
ham taakat badha ke dikhaaye aan ban
ham taakat badha ke dikhaye aan ban
aaj bache hai ham kal honge jawan
kal honge jawan kal honge jawan

taakat se chadayenge apne vatan pe apna jhanda
ilm se lahrayenge apne vatan pe apna jhanda
ilm se lahaayenge apne vatan pe apna jhenda
vande matram vande matram
vande matram vande matram


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 : 3479 Post No. : 13978

The blog activities have picked up pace quite a bit in this new year. Almost all contributors are quite active. I hope this pace is sustained, and does not peter out like the enthusiastic short term flings of the resolutioners. Gajendra ji had commented that it generally is a euphoria that lasts about a week into the new year. But in this case, ‘रब नजर ना लगाए’, we seem to be going great guns for over three weeks now. So far, it portends all good for the continuing activity. Now only if responses in the comments column also pick up pace. 🙂

Greetings to all readers and friends, on the occasion of marking the Republic Day event of our country.

In the notes exchanged with Atul ji over the past week, it comes about that the 1966 film ‘Sushila’ is just one song short of being a Yippeee film on the blog. And quite fortunately, the remaining song in the list is actually very appropriate for the celebration of 26th January. Scrambling to locate this song, we are unsuccessful to find it posted online. And so the quick decision was to upload the song, post it for 26th January celebrations and in the process add one more to the list of Yippeee’d films.

In the process of realizing this plan, as I checked the songs folder for this film in my collection, I was in for a very peculiar surprise. I checked and checked again with the Geet Kosh and also with the list of songs available on the blog. There had to be an error somewhere. Actually, the songs folder in my collection was showing one song extra than the 6 songs that are supposed to be there. Checking with Geet Kosh, the number seems to tally. Our Yippeee films lists also shows this film as being one song short. So how come I have an extra song.

My first reaction of course was that another song has been inserted in this folder by mistake. I took a chance and called up my collector friend to check. He said that the song (the extra song I was enquiring about) belongs to this film. In confusion, I completed the call, without asking him another important question – who says it is?

In confusion, I resorted back to the Geet Kosh. And it just struck me to check the corrigenda of volume IV. And as I did, I find that this ‘supposed’ extra song does exist for this film. The corrigenda entry lists this song, as one more song for this film, which is missing from the main Geet Kosh listings.

So the silver lining to this confusion cloud is that this film has seven and not six songs – one more unheard song to enjoy. Ah yes, but there is also a cloud to this silver lining – that this film cannot be yippeee’d today. So, there. 🙂

Today’s song is written by Jaan Nisar Akhtar, and the music is by C Arjun. The singing voices are of Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar accompanied by chorus. I haven’t had the opportunity to see this film. The manner in which the song is presented, it appears that a teacher is singing this song, accompanied by a group of school students. The teacher is telling about the glory and the history of India, and then she poses a query to the students, to tell briefly about some of the great people of our country. Apparently, the students take turns to sing out a brief introduction to certain great leaders of our country, past and present.

At the end of the song, the teacher takes over once again, and tells the students about the continuing problems and social ills, and then exhorts them to become the great leaders of the future, and help to address these problems.

The issues mentioned, were valid for the 1960s, and sadly, they continue more aggravated-ly, even fifty years later. It seems as if the human progress continues, in many aspects and many spheres of life. But apparently, these social evils are a given constant in the society. Nothing seems to have the power to effect any change in status quo. These issues have been discussed in ancient texts, in the teachings of great men over the ages, and continue to seize the time and attention of the leaders today. And that is all I have to say about this situation.

Enjoy this rare song from the mid 1960s, that apparently went out of circulation for quite some time in the interim.

Once again, greetings for a Happy Republic Day.

Song – Satyamev Jayate Satyamev Jayate  (Sushila) (1966) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mnageshkar, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – C Arjun
Chorus

Lyrics

bharat ke hum rehne waale
bharat hum ko pyaara hai
is dharti ka maan badhaana
pehla farz hamaara hai
is dharti ka maan badhaana
pehla farz hamaara hai
sadiyon ke itihas ne humko
raaz yahi batlaaya hai
desh ki jis ne sewa ki hai
wohi bada kehlaaya hai
desh ki jis ne sewa ki hai
wohi bada kehlaaya hai
aise mahaan insaanon ke
naam zara batlaao to
desh ki khatir kis ne kiya
kya kaam zara batlaao to
desh ki khatir kis ne kiya
kya kaam zara batlaao to

chandragupt samraat ke jiska daur sunehra daur hua
daur sunehra daur hua
mulk tha apna tukde tukde
ek bana kuchh aur hua
mulk tha apna tukde tukde
ek bana kuchh aur hua
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

amn ka khud paighaam ho jaise
naam ashok e azam ka
naam ashok e azam ka
aaj bhi chakra nishaan hai
apne tirange parcham ka
aaj bhi chakra nishaan hai
apne tirange parcham ka
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

akbar jis ne maanavta ka
farz sikhaana chaaha tha
farz sikhaana chaaha tha
hind ki saar kaumon ko
ik kaum banana chaaha tha
hind ki saar kaumon ko
ik kaum banana chaaha tha
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

tipu jisko naam watan ka
jaan se apni pyaara tha
jaan se apni pyaara tha
jisne aage badh ke videsi taaqat ko lalkaara tha
jisne aage badh ke videsi taaqat ko lalkaara tha
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

naam hai zinda laxmi bai
jhansi ki maharani ka
jhansi ki maharani ka
hum ko jisne sabak diya hai
himmat ka qurbaani ka
hum ko jisne sabak diya hai
himmat ka qurbaani ka
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

veer bhagt singh desh pe jis ne
apne ko qurbaan kiya
apne ko qurbaan kiya
chadh kar jis ne sooli pe
azaadi ka ailaan kiya
chadh kar jis ne sooli pe
azaadi ka ailaan kiya
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

neta wo subhash ke jin se
andolan ki mauj chali
andolan ki mauj chali
kaandhe par ik jhanda le kar
azaadi ki fauj chali
kaandhe par ik jhanda le kar
azaadi ki fauj chali
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

bapu bin hathiyaar jinhon ne
jung ladi azaadi ki
jung ladi azaadi ki
jin ke kaaran hum ne dekhi
aaj ghadi azaadi ki
jin ke kaaran hum ne dekhi
aaj ghadi azaadi ki
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

nehru apna pyara  rehbar
jis ne har balidan diya
jis ne har balidan diya
saare jag ki nazron mein
is desh ko ooncha maan diya
saare jag ki nazron mein
is desh ko ooncha maan diya
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

goonji hai awaaz samay ki
waqt ke hain paighaam bahut
aage aage karna honge
hum ko tum ko kaam bahut
kab tak aakhir aur sahen
is gurbat is bekaari ko
khatm abhi karna hai hamen
dualat ki zaaradaari ko
zaat ke bandhan cheez hain kya
kyon doori apne beech rahe
desh mein koi dukh kyon jhele
kyon ye oonch aur neech rahe
tumko bhi kal badh ke
apne baagh ki khushboo ban’na hai
bachcho ik din tumko gandhi
tumko nehru ban’na hai

gandhi ban’na hai
nehru ban’na hai

gandhi ban’na hai
nehru ban’na hai

gandhi ban’na hai
nehru ban’na hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भारत के हम रहने वाले
भारत हमको प्यारा है
इस धरती का मान बढ़ाना
पहला फर्ज़ हमारा है
इस धरती का मान बढ़ाना
पहला फर्ज़ हमारा है
सदियों के इतिहास ने हमको
राज़ यही बतलाया है
देश की जिसने सेवा की है
वही बड़ा कहलाया है
देश की जिसने सेवा की है
वही बड़ा कहलाया है
ऐसे महान इन्सानों के
नाम ज़रा बतलाओ तो
देश की खातिर किसने किया
क्या काम ज़रा बतलाओ तो
देश की खातिर किसने किया
क्या काम ज़रा बतलाओ तो

चन्द्रगुप्त सम्राट के जिसका दौर सुनहरा दौर हुआ
दौर सुनहरा दौर हुआ
मुल्क था अपना टुकड़े टुकड़े
एक बना कुछ और हुआ
मुल्क था अपना टुकड़े टुकड़े
एक बना कुछ और हुआ
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

अम्न का खुद पैगाम हो जैसे
नाम अशोक ए आज़म का
नाम अशोक ए आज़म का
आज भी जिसका चक्र निशां है
अपने तिरंगे परचम का
आज भी जिसका चक्र निशां है
अपने तिरंगे परचम का
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

अकबर जिसने मानवता का
फर्ज़ सिखाना चाहा था
फर्ज़ सिखाना चाहा था
हिन्द की सारी क़ौमों को
इक कौम बनाना चाहा था
हिन्द की सारी क़ौमों को
इक कौम बनाना चाहा था
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

टीपू जिसको नाम वतन का
जान से अपनी प्यारा था
जान से अपनी प्यारा था
जिसने आगे बढ़ के
विदेशी ताक़त को ललकारा था
जिसने आगे बढ़ के
विदेशी ताक़त को ललकारा था
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

नाम है ज़िंदा लक्ष्मी बाई
झाँसी की महारानी का
झाँसी की महारानी का
हमको जिसने सबक दिया है
हिम्मत का कुर्बानी का
हमको जिसने सबक दिया है
हिम्मत का कुर्बानी का
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

वीर भगत सिंह देश पे जिसने
अपने को कुर्बान किया
अपने को कुर्बान किया
चढ़ कर जिसने सूली पे
आज़ादी का ऐलान किया
चढ़ कर जिसने सूली पे
आज़ादी का ऐलान किया
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

नेता वो सुभाष के जिन से
आंदोलन की मौज चली
आंदोलन की मौज चली
कांधे पर इक झण्डा ले कर
आज़ादी की फौज चली
कांधे पर इक झण्डा ले कर
आज़ादी की फौज चली
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

बापू बिन हथियार जिन्हों ने
जंग लड़ी आज़ादी की
जंग लड़ी आज़ादी की
जिन के कारण हमने देखी
आज घड़ी आज़ादी की
जिन के कारण हमने देखी
आज घड़ी आज़ादी की
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

नेहरू अपना प्यारा रहबर
जिसने हर बलिदान दिया
जिसने हर बलिदान दिया
सारे जग की नज़रों में
इस देश को ऊंचा मान दिया
सारे जग की नज़रों में
इस देश को ऊंचा मान दिया
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

गूंजी है आवाज़ समय की
वक़्त के हैं पैगाम बहुत
आगे आगे करना होंगे
हमको तुमको काम बहुत
कब तक आखिर और सहें
इस गुरबत और बेकारी को
खत्म अभी करना हाई हमको
इस दौलत की ज़ारादारी को
ज़ात के बंधन चीज़ हैं क्या
क्यों दूरी अपने बीच रहे
देश में कोई दुख क्यों झेले
क्यों ये ऊंच और नीच रहे
तुमको भी कर बढ़ के
अपने बाग की खुशबू बनना है
बच्चो इक दिन तुमको गांधी
तुमको नेहरू बनना है

गांधी बनना है
नेहरू बनना है

गांधी बनना है
नेहरू बनना है

गांधी बनना है
नेहरू बनना है

 


This article is written by Peevesie, 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 : 3479 Post No. : 13977

Republic day is a holiday that nearly everyone looks forward to in this country.

As a kid I would hate the day, though. We would have to get ready even earlier than usual, find our way to school for the ‘jhanda vandan’ – flag hoisting ceremony. I would usually be both in the marchpast and the patriotic dance. So, I would have to do a sneak off as soon as the flag is hoisted and get in costume for a badly choreographed patriot dance which had more in common with the actions that accompany a nursery rhyme.

I would then head back home where the society ‘jhanda vandan‘ would be over already and there would be poha for breakfast. My friends and I would chill together and then head home once our parents have finally gone hoarse from calling out to us for lunch. Then of course it would be the ol’e hearty meal and hearty sleep routine.

These days I love the day like the rest of the adult population. Which to be honest is mostly because it’s an off for nearly everyone and most people get to sleep in on a weekday. Except maybe liquor store owners and alcoholics. It is a difficult day for them indeed.

I know I sound cynical, but the way our country is right now, we manage to find our inner patriotism and urge to display our constitutional values only twice a year. We find it in ourselves to be socialist, liberal, proud of our diversities, and nationalist with a urge to do genuine social good. We talk about ‘swachhta abhiyan‘ over non-biodegradable thermocol cups of tea and foiled paper plates of food and plastic spoons. We have really taken our country for granted in a manner that is unprecedented in history.

The other day at the pre-Republic Day annual get together in my society, the party was ended with a loud cheer for a late communal regional leader of Maharashtra. My friends and I had a really uncomfortable look exchange and we then had a private conversation about how certain views sometimes get expressed in our families that we choose to remain silent out of respect for the elders in question. There was also a general agreement that the current political environment leaves very little space for the youth to be fully socialist liberals and thus we are choosing to be capitalists looking to make our way.

I think it’s high time we decide to be patriots outside the National holidays, cricket stadiums and the auditoriums of sports-based movies. Let us inculcate the values that make our nation move forward.

And meanwhile let me introduce some of you to a patriotic song from a recent sports-based movie, ‘Mary Kom’ (2014).

[Ed Note: With this song, the film ‘Mary Kom’ makes its debut on our blog today.]

Song – Jhuke Tere Aage Sar (Mary Kom) (2014) Singers – Vishal Dadlani, Salim Merchant, Lyrics – Sandeep Singh, MD – Shivam
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
india

mushkil waqt mein bhi
hum na khoyen hausla
mil ke  saath chalne ka yoon kar len faisla
mitti hum jo choome to milta josh hai
bas teri hi khaatir jaan ye sarfarosh hai
jeet ka jashan hum manaayenge
aasmaan tiranga sajaana aaj hai
shaan se sabhi ko bataayenge
jeet lenge ye saara jahaan

jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
india aa aaaaaaa
india aa
india

ho abr se iraade hon
koshisho ke waade hon
manzil milegi chaahe raahein hon khafa
aaaaaaaaaa
ho abr se iraade hon
koshisho ke waade hon
manzil milegi chaahe raahein hon khafa
desh ye sikhaata hai
himmatein badhaata hai
thhokar se gir ke na tu rukna be-wajaah
tera ye watan
kar kuch bhi jatan tu
jaan bhi is pe luta de tu
dar ko dara ke raggon mein fateh ka josh jaga
arsh ki udaane lagani hain
in hawaaoon ka rukh badalna aaj hai
desh ye ibbadat humari hai
de tu ye aaj sab ko bataa

jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
aaaaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
इंडिया

मुश्किल वक़्त में भी
हम न खोएँ हौसला
मिलके साथ चलने का यूं कर लें फैसला
मिट्टी हम जो चूमें तो मिलता जोश हाओन
बस तेरी ही खातिर ये जां सरफरोश है
जीत का जशन हम मनाएंगे
आसमां तिरंगा सजाना आज है
शान से सभी को बताएँगे
जीत लेंगे ये सारा जहान्

झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
इंडिया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
इंडिया॰॰आ
इंडिया

हो अब्र से इरादे हों
कोशिशों के वादे हों
मंज़िल मिलेगी चाहे राहें हों खफा
आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
हो अब्र से इरादे हों
कोशिशों के वादे हों
मंज़िल मिलेगी चाहे राहें हों खफा
देश ये सिखाता है
हिम्मतें बढ़ाता है
ठोकर से गिरके तू ना रुकना बेवजह
तेरा ये वतन
कर कुछ भी जतन
जां भी इस पे लुटा दे तू
डर को डरा के रगों में फतेह का जोश जागा
अर्श की उड़ाने लगानी हैं
इन हवाओं का रुख बदलना आज है
देश ये इबादत हमारी है
दे तू ये आज सबको बता

झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ


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Blog Day : 3479 Post No. : 13976

I congratulate all our readers on the auspicious occasion of this 69th REPUBLIC DAY of our country (26 january 2018).

Seriously, how many of us really know the definition of a Republic ? As per the Oxford Dictionary, “A Republic is a sovereign country, which is organised with a form of Government in which the power resides with elected individuals, who exercise power according to the rule of the law “. In short, it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

After India achieved freedom in 1947, some films on Patriotic themes were made. ‘Andolan’ (1951) was one such film. Made by Harnam Motwane, under his banner Motwane Ltd, this film is labelled as a ‘historic’ film by HFGK. That may be because in this film the history of India’s independence struggle from 1885 to 1947 is shown with the documentaries and actual footage (with a basic film story, of course) from short films made by Films Division and some film companies like Krishna and Kohinoor films.

This was Kishore Kumar’s first film as a hero and his role was a serious one, that of a militant hero. Though in his later career, Kishore became famous and popular as a comedian – a reluctant one, though, he always yearned for serious roles in serious films. When he started producing his own films, he took the opportunity to make some serious films.

Today’s song is from film ‘Andolan’. It is not a film song actually, but our National Song, suitably woven into the film story. “Vande Maataram” could have been our National Anthem, but things were manoeuvred in such a way that it did not get that place of honour. Let us see a brief history of Vande Mataram through the years.

It was Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay who wrote the lyrics for the powerful “Vande Maataram”. It was Sanyasi Rebellion (1763-1800) that inspired Bankim to write the historic novel ‘Ananda Matth’. Actually, the lyrics of this song came much before the novel. He wrote the lyrics while he was riding in a train and was inspired by the scenic landscape, beautiful lakes and charm of nature in its expansive splendor. The poet in him got totally inspired and burst into penning down lyrics for this soul stirring poem. However, it took few more years for the poem to reach to the masses.

On April 14th 1906, at the Bengali Provincial Conference of Indian National Congress at Barisal, Bankim revealed this power-packed mantra to the masses. The pledge for undoing the then partition of Bengal was also taken at this conference. And “Vande Maatarm” became a weapon in the hands of patriotic revolutionaries of India which shook the foundation of British Raj. Many hard core patriots went to gallows while holding Bhagwath Geeta in one hand and the lines of “Vande Maataram” on their lips.

“Vande Maataram” even reached the shores of America in 1912 and the Gadar party was formed to fight against British Colonialism, with vows of patriotism singing the lines of this inspirational poem. Four Indian revolutionaries from Independence League in Japan were caught by British forces and were sentenced to death. All four went to gallows with “Vande Maataram” on their lips.

National Anthem of Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army – INA) led by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, was a soul-stirring adoration of the motherland India which inspired thousands of soldiers to lay down their lives for India’s independence. Netaji writes about “Vande Mataram” in his autobiography calling it as the National Anthem of India. In his writings, he says – “Vande Maataram” literally means “I salute you, O Mother”.

“Vande Maataram” inspired twenty four soldiers of Bristish Indian Army stationed in Tamilnadu in 1940’s. And British arrested all twenty four on charges of mutiny and were sentenced to death. In Madras (now Chennai) Jail all twenty four went to gallows once again with “Vande Maataram” on their lips.

The acceptance and usage of this poem was also fraught with controversies. The Muslim League opposed the acceptance of this poem on grounds of religious sentiments, as early as 1908. Taking a rigid and parochial view, based on a certain interpretations of the fundamental tenets of Islamic traditions, they claimed that their religion disallowed them to bow their head in worship and salute to any person or symbol other than Allah, the Almighty. By this logic, they said, a salute to even as revered a symbol as the Motherland, would be hurting their religious sentiments.

In 1922, Congress leaders with Nehru as a party leader decided to maim “Vande Maataram” by allowing only first two stanzas of this poem to be sung. Muslim League still persisted in its objection, and in 1938, Jinnah placed before Nehru his demand for completely abandoning this poem.
[Ed Note: There is ample evidence to also show that such divisive manipulations was the handiwork of the British. It was the British who wanted the ‘Jana Gana Mana. . .’ poem by Rabindranath Tagore, to take precedence over all other such similar candidates. They wanted to stress their superiority and control over the leaders and people of India, simply because the creation of Rabindranath Tagore was originally written in the honor of the British king. And that both the Muslim League and the Indian National Congress were simply toeing the British line.]

Nehru further went on to say that lyrics of “Vande Maataram” were not suitable for composing it into a melody. And no orchestra will be able to play such a song. But one patriot-musician Master Krishna Rao Phulambrikar from Pune proved Nehru wrong. He composed “Vande Maataram” in a very melodious tune. However, Nehru wanted to get okay from British Band (orchestra) experts. Master Krishna Rao Phulambrikar came to Bombay (now Mumbai) and played his composition to British Band experts and they approved it after playing smoothly in their orchestra. This proved for the first time that “Vande Maataram” could be composed melodiously.
[Author’s Note : I do not understand here why Nehru wanted an okay from British Band in the first place].

In spite of all these efforts, Congress leaders did not like the idea of making this poem as the National Anthem of India. Even before the official decision was taken by Constituent Assembly on this issue, “Jana Gana Mana” was played as National Anthem in the UN General Assembly in 1947. If congress (read – Nehru) would not have hastened there was a possibility that “Vande Maataram” would have been adopted as National Anthem of India by majority votes of assembly members.

But things took place behind the scenes. The question never came to Constituent Assembly. Instead of passing a resolution for adopting National Anthem by majority votes, the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad was asked to announce on January 24th, 1950 saying that “Jana Gana Mana” will be the National Anthem of India and “Vande Maataram” will have equal status with it.

Of course, Vande Mataram does not need any official stamp of being a National Anthem from Government of India so long as it lives in the hearts of millions and millions of Indians all across the globe. (Adapted from an article by Dr N Kamath, with thanks).

As far as the story of film ‘Andolan’ is concerned, this is what its film booklet says-

In the year 1885, Charu Dutt, a worldly-wise patriot, journeys from his little village to attend the first session of the Indian National Congress, held in Bombay. Fired with patriotic zeal, he returns to his village and speaks to his friends and relatives of the new wave that is about to spread over India. To his son he explains the cultural and political past of India, from the dawn of her history upto the turbulence of 1857. The years roll on, and we come to the partition of Bengal. There is thunder in the air, and India’s inspiring song, “Vande Maataram”, is born. The struggle gathers strength. Mahatma Gandhi appears, and freedom comes closer. 1920. . . 1921. . . Simon Commission, Bardoli, Dandi, 1930. . . 1932. . . the battle rages and the drama heightens. Then, August 1942 and Quit India, and on to the final chapter in our freedom story, which unfolds in this film as the story of a single family, representing the nation of which they are the heart-beats.

According to a Review of this film, published in those days-

The true patriot that he was, Pannalal Ghosh gave stirring compositions and flute playback for the memorable film ‘Andolan’. This film starred Shivraj, Kishore Kumar, Manju, Pushpa, Sushma, Parsuram, and Tiwari and was directed by Phani Majumdar for Motwane Ltd.

The film, made at Bombay Talkies, was produced by the distributors of the Chicago Radio PA systems. Kishore Kumar plays the role of the militant hero of this quasi-documentary. It is a stridently nationalistic story of India’s freedom struggle, presented through the expressions of a Bengali family from 1885 (when the Indian National Congress was established) to 1947. It has the actual footage of India’s freedom struggle. Speeches and talks of our national leaders, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and many others are included in the narrative of this film.

Important events incorporated into the plot were Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagrah (1920), the Simon Commission (1928), Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel’s Bardoli Satyagrah (1928) and the 1942 Quit India agitation. Old documentary footage purchased from Kohinoor and Krishna Films, as well as a shot of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore singing Jana Gana Mana are included. The song “Vande Maataram” rendered by Parul Ghosh, Sudha, and Manna Dey is based on Raaga Miyan Malhar. “Prabhu Charanon Main Aaya Pujari” in Raaga ‘Shree’ and “Radha Ne Kiya”, both rendered by Parul Ghosh are appreciated by music lovers. “Subah Ki Pahili Kiran Tak Zindagi Mushkil Mein Hai” rendered by Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and others is a unique experimentation in Bhor music.

The film was directed by Phani Mujumdar (28-12-1911 to 16-5-1994), who was already a seasoned Director. He is the only Director who directed films in 9 languages (Hindi, Bangla, English, Malay, Chinese, Magadhi, Maithili, Aasamese and Punjabi). He started his career assisting PC Barua in Calcutta. Besides ‘Street Singer’ (1938) and ‘Kapaal Kundala’ (1939), he had directed a total of 29 films,which include several hit films like ‘Baadbaan’, ‘Doctor’, ‘Tamanna’, ‘Door Chalen’, ‘Faraar’, ‘Aarti’, ‘Kanyadan’, ‘Akashdeep’, ‘Oonche Log’ etc. Here is a short biosketch and an obitury on him, published in The Independent, Calcutta, on 22-6-1994, and is written by the famous film historian and author of ‘Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema’ – Ashish Rajadhyaksha.

PHANI MAJUMDAR was a pioneer of Indian cinema, working in the late 1930s with PC Barua, India’s equivalent of DW Griffith, in the famous New Theatres Studio of Calcutta. Here, between 1936 and 1939, new standards were set for Indian motion pictures in a series of reflective, lyrical films that brought cinema closer to life and literature.

Majumdar’s contribution was ‘Street Singer’ (1938), a melancholy love story, his debut and a classic of Indian cinema. Its male lead, Kundan Lal Saigal, sang his immortal song ‘Babul Mora’ here, on a charged symbolic landscape of boats adrift in the mist. The Famine of 1943 and Partition of India were events of the future yet much of the symbolism of Bengal, the redolent Tagorean motifs of life-giving rivers, the feudal elite recreating the 19th century in desolate mansions – all the stuff that Satyajit Ray later spoke of as ‘the past’ – was in place with Street Singer. It was watched, not just as a love story par excellence, but as an expression of themes of Indian identity and nationalism which would be relevant for India, and Majumdar, even beyond Independence.

Majumdar was born in Faridpur, in what is now Bangladesh, in 1911. From Calcutta he moved to Bombay in 1941, directing classic musicals which often promoted traditional ways of Indian life, with stars like Suraiya in ‘Tamanna’ (1942), Shanta Apte in ‘Mohabbat’ (1943), and the blind singer KC Dey.

Majumdar’s Andolan (1951), Indian cinema’s most elaborately constructed nationalist propaganda feature, was made to promote Nehru’s Congress Party and was the closest that India ever came, on film, to defining a popular culture of nationalism: a small family in Bengal experiences in microcosm the major political events in the country, from 1885 (when the Congress Party was established) to Independence.

Majumdar returned to India from working in Singapore in the 1960s, and proceeded to make films in Punjabi, and even in obscure languages like Magadhi (‘Bhaiya’, 1961) and Maithili (‘Kanyadaan’, 1965). His interest in themes of an intrinsically Indian nature was a driving force to the end of his career. He worked on the television phenomenon of the 1980s in India, the 78-part religious epic ‘The Ramayana’, and was working on a television series ‘Our India’ when he died. No doubt, had he lived, the ‘Our India’ series, on a state television network struggling to hold its own in competition with satellite, would have been the fitting finale to a career which started with ‘Street Singer’.

The film had a cast consisting of Kishore kumar, Shivraj, Manju, Parshuram, Tiwari, Krishnakant, Sachin Shankar, Pushpa, Gauri devi etc etc. The recording of the songs of this film were done in November 1949 to August 1950 itself. Actor Krishnakant aka K.K. who acted in this film, did the role of Rehmu (Rehman) – a 20 year old young man. By the end of the film, he becomes an 85 year old Rehmu Chacha. He has written about this film in his Gujarati autobiography, ‘Guzra hua zamana’, that he had to do the make up differently for every shot of his role – from young to old. His make up man was Dada Paranjape, who had worked in Prabhat and Rajkamal with V Shantaram. The shooting of the film was done in Bhopal and nearby areas. All the actors and crew had to stay in Military Barracks and had to report at 7 am for shootings. The season was winter and the cold of Bhopal was unbearable. Constant tea/coffee supply was arranged.

For lack of any big stars and actors, distributors were wary of taking the film. A grand premiere was arranged, attended by Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Meena kumari, Madhubala, Geeta Bali and others. However, the film did not do big business. Probably, the documentary type presentation was not impressive enough.

The film has 6 songs. Today’s song is the second song to be posted here. The first song was discussed few years ago. On this auspicious occasion of our Republic Day, let us listen to “Vande Maataram”, sung by Parul Ghosh, Sudha Malhotra, Manna Dey, Sailesh Kumar and Chorus.


Song- Vande Maataram (Aandolan)(1951) Singers- Parul Ghosh, Sudha Malhotra, Manna Dey, Sailesh Kumar, Lyrics-Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, MD- Pannalal Ghosh

Lyrics

vande maataram
vande maataram

vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram

sujalaam sufalaam
malayaj sheetalaam
shasyashyaamalaam maataram
maataram
sujalaam sufalaam
malayaj sheetalaam
shasyashyaamalaam maataram
maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram

shubhrajyotsna pulakit yaaminim
phulla kusumita drumadal shobhinim
shubhrajyotsna pulakit yaaminim
phulla kusumita drumadal shobhinim
suhaasinim sumadhura bhaashhinim
sukhadaam varadaam maataram
maataram
suhaasinim sumadhura bhaashhinim
sukhadaam varadaam maataram
maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram

sujalaam sufalaam
malayaj sheetalaam
shasyashyaamalaam maataram
maataram
sujalaam sufalaam
malayaj sheetalaam
shasyashyaamalaam maataram
maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 : 3476 Post No. : 13961

Today, 23rd January 2018 is the 121st Birth Anniversary of India’s best known revolutionary- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. His life story and name is known to every Indian. It is not only very inspiring, but is very motivating as well. Unfortunately Netaji did not get the kind of help or support he needed and deserved for his Military action, from Indian politicians of his times. Netaji’s philosophy clashed with the Non-Violence policy espoused by Gandhi and his Congress Party. He pursued his dream single handedly. It is once in a Century that such a person is born. My respectful obeisance to Netaji.

On this occasion, here is a song describing his life which was nothing but a life of Balidaan or sacrifice.

Today’s song is from film Samadhi-1950. With this song, I remember and pay my respects to Music Director C.Ramchandra, in his Centenary Year.

Indian film industry is notably poor in making Patriotic films. Agreed that the first 16 years of the Talkie in India were not suitable or encouraging for making such films, as India was under British rule. But now, after 70+ years of ibdependence, the number of such films can be counted on the fingers of just one hand. Historical films have suffered the same fate. Our Historical films are based on some fictitious love stories and the history part is limited only to the costumes and Horses,Elephants etc.

No doubt, some film makers did make films based on Patriotic themes, almost immediately after independence or in the first few years after that. Songs with Patriotic themes were also used in few films. Films like Apna Desh-49,Samadhi-50, Pehla Admi-50, Andolan-51 and Anand Math-52 are some such examples, but these are only a few among the heap of song and comedy films that were being produced.Sporadic films like Jagriti-54, Chhatrapati Shivaji (52,61 and 2007) and some films of Manoj Kumar were made combining Patriotic themes in later years. As for “Historical” made those days- Mughal e Azam, Anarkali or Taj Mahal were more of Love story films than Historical films.

On this background, making a film like Samadhi was actually a risk. But this risk was offset by planting a Love story and some foot tapping songs and dances. In this, C.Ramchandra’s contribution was extremely important. The evergreen song ” Gore gore, o banke chhore” by Lata and Amirbai and few more lilting songs by Lata and Shamshad Begum made the film a memorable musical extravaganza. However, care was taken that the Patriotic theme of the movie was not compromised.

It was said that Samadhi’s story was based on a True Life story. The film was directed by Ramesh Saigal (2-3-1918 to 20-1-1980), who directed only 10 films in his career, but what some of his films were ! Shaheed-48, Samadhi-50, Shikast-53, Railway Platform-55 and Phir subah hogi-58 can not be forgotten. Film Samadhi had all the elements in it that make a movie successful. Moreover the film had the background of Indian National Army, led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, who was loved by people of India. These factors made the film a grand success at the Box Office. By one estimate, film Samadhi-50 was the highest earner on Box Office in 1950. It reportedly made a gross collection of Rs.1,35,00,000 and a net profit of Rs. 75,00,000 (wiki).

The film cast was Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Shyam, Mubarak, David, Badri Prashad, Shashi Kapoor Sr., Collins Paul etc etc.

Ashok Kumar and Nalini Jaywant came together for the first time with this film. They then went on to do 11 films together from 1950 to 1966. Together, they even went abroad for shooting of the film Naaz-54 . Their mutual attraction was well known in the industry. But later they parted ways and though their Bungalows in Union Park, Chembur, Bombay were opposite to each others, they did not even exchange greetings.

Actor Shyam (20-2-1920 to 15-4-1951), who was a popular Hero those days, did the role of Ashok Kumar’s elder brother despite being almost 10 years younger to Ashok Kumar. His height and good physique enabled him to look quite convincing as the elder brother of Ashok Kumar.

Shashi Kapoor Sr.(Shashi Chand Kapoor) did the role of young Ashok Kumar. It is interesting to note that the other Shashi kapoor Jr. ( Raj kapoor’s brother) did the young Ashok kumar’s role in film Sangram-50 in the same year

It is also interesting to note that Netaji’s role in this film was done by an actor named Collins. He was like an O.T.P.- never seen again in any film.

The story of this film was given by me earlier for some other post from this film, so I am not repeating it here. Baburao Patel of ” Film India”, wrote in its May-50 issue that the film was ” irrelevant and obsolete politically, since India had got its freedom now.” However the audience and the readers of his magazine did not agree to his comments and made this film a tremendous success. It goes to prove that Patriotic themes are never irrelevant.

Film Samadhi-50 had 7 songs. 5 songs were already discussed on the Blog. Let us enjoy the song by C.Ramchandra, describing Netaji’s life story in essence.

Ed note:- One song is now left to be covered. This balance song is “Sab mil kar Hind pukaaren” according to HFGK whose record was not made and this song is apparently not available.


Song-Netaji ka jeewan hai balidaan ki ek kahaani (Samadhi)(1950) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Nalini Jaiwant
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

ho o o o
Netaji ka jeewan hai balidaan ki ek kahaani
Netaji ka jeewan hai balidan ki ek kahaani
balidaan hi balidaan hai
bachpan aur jawaani
bachpan aur jaawani
balidaan ki ek kahaani
balidaan ki ek kahaani

hoye bachpan hi se chanchal man mein armaanon ka mela thha
chhoti si ek lehar thhi dil mein
toofaanon ka rela thha
college mein ustaad jo thha wo thha london ka gora
arre usne kaha college me ek din
hindi kaala log chhichhora

sher bose ka khoon jo khaula
sher bose ka khoon jo khaula
gore ko ik chapat lagai
naam kata college se lekin
hind ki laaj bachaai
Netaji ka jeewan hai balidaan ki ek kahaani
balidaan hi balidaan hai bachpan aur jawaani
balidaan ki ek kahaani
balidaan ki ek kahaani

maat pita ne samjhaaya
aur englishtan ko kiya ravaana
badon ke aage honth na khole
lekin baagi dil na maana
europe mein ICS ke imtihaan ko paas kiya
arre itna ooncha ohda paakar
deshbakht ne chhod diya
phir
hindsutan mein aakar pehle gaandhi ko parnaam kiya
gaandhi ko parnaam kiya
gaandhi ko parnaam kiya

wo desh ki seva ka baapu se pehla pehla sabak liya
pehla pehla sabak liya
pehla pehla sabak liya

bharat ke dukh dard ko socha samjha aur pehchaana
kamar baandh kar rann mein aaya
aazaadi ka deewaana
aazaadi ka deewaana
aazaadi ka deewaana

kiya angrezon ne ye aid
karen is baagi ko ab qaid
kuchal daalen
masal daalen
kuchal daalen
masal daalen

magar
bachpan se jo baagi ho
wo zulm se darna kya jaane
jalne se kab ghabraate hain
shama watan ke parwaane
jiski rag rag mein shole hon
wo kya samjhe chingaari ko
hathkadiyon ko
zanjeeron ko
jailon ki chaar deewaari ko
kadam kadam par mushqil aayi
lekin sher sada lalkaara
rah nahin sakta gair ke bas mein
Hidustan hamaara
rah nahin sakta gair ke bas mein
hidustan hamaara
rah nahin sakta gair ke bas mein
hidustan hamaara

sarkaar ne kar daali nazarband zabaanband
maidaan ke jo mard hain hote hai kahaan band
ek raat ko chupke hi se gum ho gaye Neta
shor hua subah kahaan kho gaye Neta
janta bhi thhi hairaan
to sarkaar bhi hairaan
ud jaane se bulbul ke thha saiyyaad pareshan

lekin
maata ko ye ummeed thhi
laut aayega beta
maata se kahe bina kahaan jaayega beta
is aas mein darwaaje bhi ghar ke na kiya band
aa jaayega
aa jaayega
wo laal wo farjan

us maa se badi maa hai jo hindustan hai
wo chodd gaya maa ko
badi maa ko chudaane
is hind ki bigdi hui taqdeer banaane

badal pathaani bhesh
chala pardes
chhod kar desh
hamaara neta
badal pathaani bhesh
chala pardes
chhod kar desh
hamaara neta
aazadi ki nayi ladaai
ladne pyaaara neta

hindustan se kabul mein
aur kabul se berlin mein
chalte chalte pahunch gaya
wo singapore ke rann mein
qaum ki ye fauj aur qaumi taraana ban gaya
qaum ki ye fauj aur qaumi taraana ban gaya

ek ek tinka chuna
aur aashiyaana ban gaya
jai gandhi jai subhash
jai gandhi jai subhash
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
jai hind


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नभ: स्पृशम् दीप्तम्

Touch the Sky with Glory

What an appropriate motto this is, for the flying heroes of our national force that is responsible for the defense of our nation’s skies, and the keepers of our aerial security. The Indian Air Force, the aerial arm of our armed forces, celebrated its 85 anniversary yesterday – 8th October, 2017.
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“Wo Zamaana”(1947) was directed by Manibhai Vyas for Ranjeet Movietone, Bombay. This “historicl” movie had Khursheed (Junior), Lalita Pawar, Altaf, Padma bannerji, Subhadra Devi, Sheikh Hasan, S N Tripathi, Pt Iqbal, Joshi, Ramswaroop, Nafeez Khalili, Kaabuli, Iqbal Hussain, Ibrahim, Bhupatrai Ojha etc in it.
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Wishing all a very Happy 70th INDEPENDENCE DAY. We step into our 71st year of Independence.

As children, we have been inculcated with a sense of patriotism. My school had a practice of hoisting the National Flag at a particular hour. Later in my life I was given to understand that this practise is governed by the hour the flag is hoisted in the nation’s capital Delhi- it seems that the flag has to be hoisted first in Delhi at the Red Fort and then the nation follows. I would love to know if what I learnt is right or wrong.
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