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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4003 Post No. : 15106

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 37
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This day, ten years ago – as such sections are generally titled in newspapers that carry a review of their news content from 50 or 100 or 150 years in the past. Well yes, our antecedents are more modest, and so we hark back 10 years into our collection on the blog. On 4th July, ten years ago, the films that got posted were,

 

Jauhri 1951
Dholak 1951
Chaand Mere Aaja 1960
Bank Manager 1959
Faulaad 1963
Jawaab 1970

 

Of these six films, three had made their debut on that date. The debut making films are ‘Jauhri’ (1951), ‘Chaand Mere Aaja’ (1960) and ‘Jawaab’ (1970).

And then, of these six films, three have been yippeee’d so far – ‘Dholak’, ‘Bank Manager’ and ‘Faulaad’. Of the remaining six, one film is on the threshold of being announced as a yippee film. And this film is ‘Chaand Mere Aaja’. So we are posting the final song of this film, to formally announce this film as being yippeee’d today.

Reminds me, it would be an interesting analysis to know, how many of the Ten Year Challenge posts are resulting in the film being yippeee’d. Meaning that the film’s debut date and the yippee date are exactly 10 years apart.

The film ‘Chaand Mere Aaja’ of 1960 has 7 songs listed in the Geet Kosh. Of these, six are already showcased on our blog. We bring on board, the final song of this film today. It is interesting to note that, as per the Geet Kosh, six of the songs of this film are available on gramophone records. And the 7th, which is today’s song, is available only in the film’s soundtrack. Thankfully, the video clip of this song is available online.

The song is written by IC Kapoor. Music composition is by Chitragupt. And the singing voice is of Mohammed Rafi. On screen, this song is performed by Bharat Bhushan. The song is presented in a party, where apparently, the tone of the song does not quite jell with the mood and ambience of a get together of the rich and well to do people.

In any case, we bring on board the last and final song of this film, adding it to the list of films with all songs covered –  over a period of ten years – exactly. 🙂

 

Song – O Duniyawaalo Kaisa Tumhaara Ye Sansaar Hai (Chaand Mere Aaja) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – IC Kapoor, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

o duniya waalo..oo
oo oo oo oo
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
jhoothe ki jeet yahaan
sachche ki haar hai
jhoothe ki jeet yahaan
sachche ki haar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo..oo

bade bade bazaar saja kar
gali gali mein dhol baja kar
sona dikhla peetal bechen
gin kar paise poore letey
dil ka sauda jaan ka sauda
hota hai imaar ka sauda
khoon pasina bik jaata hai
maut aur jeena bik jaata hai
pooch raha hai tumse bolo
kaisa ye vyohaar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo..oo

aansoo le lo aanhen le lo
hasrat le lo chaahen le lo
taambe ka ik tukda phenko
toote dil ki duaaen le lo
loot chuke ho duniya saar
is par bhi taqraar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo..oo

sapnon ki duniya ko chhodo
asliyat se munh na modo
kab tak jhoothi shaan rahegi
do din to ye jaan rahegi
saaz samay ka bol raha hai
raaz ke taale khol raha hai
kaath ki handiya jal ke rahegi
khota ye vyopaar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo
kaisa tumhaara ye sansaar hai
o duniya waalo..oo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
झूठे की जीत यहाँ
सच्चे की हार है
झूठे की जीत यहाँ
सच्चे की हार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ

बड़े बड़े बाज़ार सजा कर
गली गली में ढ़ोल बजा कर
सोना दिखला पीतल बेचें
गिन कर पैसे पूरे लेते
दिल का सौदा जान का सौदा
होता है ईमान का सौदा
खून पसीना बिक जाता है
मौत और जीना बिक जाता है
पूछ रहा है तुमसे बोलो
कैसा ये व्योहार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ

आँसू ले लो आहें ले लो
हसरत ले लो चाहें ले लो
तांबे का इक टुकड़ा फेंको
टूटे दिल की दुआएं ले लो
लूट चुके हो दुनिया सारी
इस पर भी तक़रार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ

सपनों की दुनिया को छोड़ो
असलियत से मुंह ना मोड़ो
कब तक झूठी शान रहेगी
दो दिन तो ये जान रहेगी
साज़ समय का बोल रहा है
राज़ के ताले खोल रहा है
काठ की हँडिया जल के रहेगी
खोटा ये व्योपार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा ये संसार है
ओ दुनिया वालो॰॰ओ

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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Missing Films of 1960s – 111
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“हम तो डूबेंगे सनम, तुमको भी ले डूबेंगे।“
(“hum to doobenge sanam, tumko bhi le doobenge”)

(I will drown no doubt my dear, but will take you down with me.)

Some conversations, some words, touch a certain nerve inside that they simply cannot be forgotten.  And some of them go even a step further.  Some such words become so indelibly ingrained in the collective memory of a society that they end up becoming a part of the current lingua franca, an idiom that normal people begin to use in everyday conversations.

The above dialogue is one such example. This phrase has become part of the Hindustani exchange – I am sure this is a matter of current experience for all of us. Let me tell you where this dialogue comes from. The earliest occurrence that I am aware of is this being used in a film – well, 68 years ago. The year was 1951. The film maker was Raj Kapoor. The film was ‘Aawaara’. The scene in reference is / was considered a daring scene in those times. Nargis and Raj Kapoor are seen in swimming costumes, in a splashing pool close to a beach. This comes a little before the song “Dum Bhar Jo Udhar Munh Phere. . .”.

Nargis invites RK to dive into the pool. RK feigns fear, as if expressing he does not know how to swim. This exchange is all through facial expressions. Nargis dives into the pool. RK follows. Nargis quickly scrambles out of the pool, then tells RK that the water is deep, and he might drown. RK lunges at Nargis’ hand and tries to pull her back into the pool, and speaks this dialogue – “हम तो डूबेंगे सनम, तुमको भी ले डूबेंगे।“.

The dialogues of ‘Aawaara’ (as also the story) are written by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas or KA Abbas for short. As a writer, he was associated with Raj Kapoor and RK Films all the way from ‘Aawaara’ in 1951 to ‘Henna’ in 1991. He had passed away in 1987. Raj Kapoor had started making ‘Henna’, but then he himself passed away in 1988. The film was completed by Randhir Kapoor.

The association he shared with Raj Kapoor lasted almost 4 decades. The association stands the testimony of ideology – KA Abbas was a very active member of both IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) and PWA (Progressive Writers Association). And Raj Kapoor and his socialistic ideology as expressed in films like ‘Aawaara’, ‘Shri 420’, ‘Boot Polish’, ‘Ab Dilli Door Nahin’, ‘Jaagte Raho’ etc. These films have a focus on the underprivileged in the society, and are a call to make a better society.

The word “progress and progressive” attached with it has a history of its own. In 19th century England, the word progressive was the battle cry of all those who wanted a better deal for the underprivileged and wanted science and technology to spearhead the movement for social development. It stood for liberation and democracy. Munshi Prem Chand, doyen of Urdu writers, had delivered the Presidential Address of the first meeting of the PWA. It was a movement for the freedom-loving writers who were opposed to the status quo in the feudal-dominated Indian society. They thought that unless the Indian society was not transformed and the common masses were not in the driving seat, nothing could change. Writers like Krishan Chander, Ismat Chugtai, Saadat Hasan Manto, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, Ali Sardar Jafri, Sibte Hassan, Ehtesham Hussain, Mumtaz Hussain, Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Ali Abbas Hussaini, Makhdoom Mohiuddin, Farigh Bukhari, Khatir Ghaznavi, Raza Hamdani, M Ibrahim Joyo, Sobho Gianchandani, Shaikh Ayaz, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Amrita Pritam, Ali Sikandar, Zoe Ansari, Majaz Lucknawi, and yes, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, made it the strongest literary movement.

My earliest introduction to Abbas Sb was sometimes in mid 1960s. Although we watched the movies diligently, on TV and on the big screen, it was not yet time to grasp all the names that came while the credits were rolling. Becoming familiar with the story writer or the art director or the choreographer, was still a few years hence. What stuck to my mind was really a very out of the way encounter. It was a tele-film which probably no one remembers any more. But somehow, that film and the name has simply remained glued in memory. It wasn’t accompanied by any pompous announcements etc. It was just a film, that happened to get telecast when I happened to be sitting in front of the television at a neighbour’s house one evening. The title of the film is ‘India, My India’. It was a very interesting documentary. Starting with the very early morning hour – like 5 am, the telefilm captured vignettes of rural and urban lifein India, from different parts of the country. For every hour, the location would change. And for the next about 5 minutes, the viewer was treated to a sampling of the local life and local color at that hour of the day, accompanied by a narrative description. Over a period of two hours, 24 different locations of the country were mapped into this documentary, showing life as it happens, at different times in a cycle of 24 hours. To my tiny intelligence, this was a wonderful new experience, and I am sure a wonderful new experiment for its creator.

Another place where this name was highlighted every week, was on the last page of the weekly tabloid – Blitz, published from Bombay and Delhi. Being a journalist household, we always had a huge selection of newspapers and magazines delivered every morning. Blitz was one of the weekly papers that was the staple of many member of our household (a joint family setup at that time). For me, Blitz was an attraction because it always carried something ‘scandalous and titillating’ 😉 . Of course, the name of KA Abbas was always prominently posted on the last page of the weekly edition, quite appropriately titled the ‘Last Page’. I remember I used to read it with interest, because it was always a wry and a sideways look at the socio-political current affairs. A good read, because it introduced many a names to my still fledgling memory, names that would become important in later decades.

KA Abbas was born in Panipat (now in Haryana). He came into a family of erudite scholars with a history of good education and social involvement. His father was a celebrated Urdu poet, Khwaja Altaf Hussain Hali, a student and scholar of Mirza Ghalib. His grandfather Khwaja Gulam Abbas was one of the leaders of the first war of independence in 1857 – the first celebrated martyr of Panipat who was blown from the mouth of a cannon. Abbas’s father graduated from Aligarh Muslim University, was a tutor of a prince and a prosperous businessman. He spearheaded an effort to modernise the preparation and manufacture of Unani medicines. Abbas’s mother, Masroor Khatoon, was the daughter of Sajjad Husain, an enlightened educationist. Abbas took his early education in ‘Hali Muslim High School’, which was established by his great grand father Hali. He was instructed in reading the Arabic text of the Quran. Abbas completed his matriculation at the age of fifteen. He did his B.A. with English literature in 1933 and LLB in 1935 from Aligarh Muslim University.

Abbas began his career as a journalist with ‘National Call’, a New Delhi based newspaper after finishing his BA. Simultaneously, while doing his LLB in 1934, he started ‘Aligarh Opinion’, India’s first university students’ weekly during the pre-independence period. In 1935, Abbas came to Bombay and joined ‘The Bombay Chronicle’. He occasionally served as a film critic. An event transpired and the film editor of the paper passed away. Abbas got promoted to be the editor of the film section.

While at The Bombay Chronicle, (1935–1947), he started a weekly column called ‘Last Page’, which he continued when he joined the Blitz magazine. ‘Last Page’, (‘Azad Kalam’ in the Urdu edition). This column continued till Abbas Sb passed away in 1987, making this the longest-running political column in India’s history (1935–87). A collection of these columns was later published as two books.

In 1936, a few months after having come to Bombay and starting work at ‘The Bombay Chronicle’, a meeting with Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani happened. As a result, the young journalist took his first steps into the film industry. He started working as a copywriter and a publicist for Bombay Talkies. And shortly thereafter, he sold his first story and screenplay to Bombay Talkies – the film being ‘Naya Sansaar’ (1941).

The world of Hindi cinema quickly opened up to him. Here was an energetic young man with liberal outlook and a new expression, seeking to inject a new wave into the world of cinema. ‘Naya Sansar’ was the first such offering. He won the Bombay Film Journalists Association (BFJA) award for the best screenplay in 1942, for this film.

1943 – the great famine of Bengal happened. A story took a foothold in his mind. He wrote the story, the screenplay, became a producer and a director also in the same step – the result was the 1945 release of ‘Dharti Ke Lal’. KA Abbas had fired the first volley of the neo-realist socially aware cinema in India. The film was made under the banner of IPTA.

In parallel, he wrote the script for Chetan Anand’s ‘Neecha Nagar’ and V Shantatram’s ‘Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’. Both films were released in 1946.  ‘Neecha Nagar’ went on to win the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) award at the Cannes Film Festival, in one of the three categories – the only Indian film to have that honor in the history of our industry.

In 1951, he set up his own banner – ‘Naya Sansaar’, and went on to create some very iconic films in the history of Indian cinema. Commercial success not being the criteria, the value of social awareness and the commentary on the state of current affairs in the society simply cannot be measured. A short sampling of his critically acclaimed work is as follows,

1951: Screenplay for ‘Awaara’, nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

1956: Screenplay for ‘Jaagte Raho’, won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1957 and the Certificate of Merit at the fourth National Film Awards.

1958 Screenplay and direction for ‘Pardesi’, nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

1960: Direction for ‘Eid Mubarak’ (children’s documentary) , got All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Children’s Film

1964: Screenplay, production and direction for ‘Shehar Aur Sapna, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film

1965: Direction for ‘Hamaara Ghar’, won award at the International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, USA

1970: Screenplay, production and direction for ‘Saat Hindustani’, won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at National Film Awards

1972: Screenplay, production and direction for ‘Do Boond Pani’, won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at National Film Awards

Other major films he was associated with either as screenplay/story writer, producer, or director – or all of the roles, include ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1947), ‘Anhonee’ (1952), ‘Raahi’ (1953), ‘Munna’ (1954), ‘Shree 420’ (1955), ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’ (1959), ‘Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiaan’ (1962), ‘Aasmaan Mahal’, (1965), ‘Bambai Raat Ki Baahon Mein’ (1967), ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970), ‘Bobby’ (1973), ‘Achaanak’ (1973), ‘Faaslah’ (1974), ‘The Naxalites’ (1980), ‘Love In Goa’ (1983), ‘Ek Aadmi’ (1988), and ‘Henna’ (1991).

As a journalist, he met with and interviewed several renowned world leaders and notable personalities – including the Russian Prime Minister Khrushchev, American President Franklin Roosevelt, Charlie Chaplin, Mao-Tse-Tung and Yuri Gagarin.

As a writer, he has authored more than 70 books in his lifetime in Hindi, Urdu and English.

In 1963, Abbas wrote, produced and directed ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’. This film is an experience totally different. The theme of the film is the dream city of Bombay, and the severe housing problem it faces. The myth of this city attracts thousands of young men who arrive here every day, with a dream of their own. But the harsh realities of making a living, and of having a roof on one’s head in this city, is an experience that can shatter many a tough determined minds.

The story is told through the experiences of Bhola, a young man – almost a village bumpkin, who comes to Bombay in search of livelihood, and Radha, a young woman also from a distant village, who is duped into a sham marriage, and is then plowed into flesh trade, from where she dares to escape, to start living on her own terms in this cruel and heartless city. For a time, their home is an abandoned drain pipe. Their support system is a trio of good samaritans, who themselves are inhabitants of the world of footpath dwellers – roles played by David, Anwar Hussain and Nana Palsikar. Manmohan Krishan plays the role of a wandering homeless poet (shades of ‘Matwaala Shaayar Ram Joshi’) who is a mute observer to all the events that transpire in the lives of this set of characters.

The progression of the storyline came as a shock to many who had never visited Bombay. No doubt the events depicted are dramatized to a certain extent, but surely they are also grounded in the realities of the living experience of this city. As the film comes to a close, the young couple are now parents to a newborn, their temporary shelter hosted by the three samaritans has been razed by bulldozers, to clear the way for an apartment complex being built by a rich builder, their drain-pipe home has finally found the purpose it was originally intended for – that is, the pipeline is laid and the drain pipe buried into the earth. The closing shot of the film shows the couple walking into a dying dusk, carrying the baby and their worldly belongings in a couple of makeshift shoulder bags, not knowing where to head – maybe towards a dream – a ‘sapna’, and nothing else.

A time of his own life that Abbas Sb has talked about in his writings and interviews – he too had slept of the footpaths of Bombay during his initial days in the city. As he prepared to shoot this film, he actually walked through the streets and bylanes of the city where the have-nots dwell in large numbers, at all times of the day and in all types of weather, to be able to recreate the landscape in the film to tell the story he wanted to. People making homes in drain pipes is a reality that he has seen and experienced. So it came quite naturally that he is able to present these sequences so convincingly.

The film is written, produced and directed by KA Abbas, under his own banner – Naya Sansaar, Bombay. The roles of the lead pair Bhola and Radha, are performed by Dilip Raj (son of the renowned P Jairaj) and Surekha Parkar. The rest of the cast is listed as Nana Palsikar, Manmohan Krishan, David, Anwar Hussain, Asit Sen, Jagdish Kanwal, Rasheed Khan, Ravikant, Ram Murty, Nazeer Kashmiri, Narbada Shankar, Moti Beena, Master Javed, and Pardesi amongst others.

Coming to the music of this film – the thing that makes the music of this film some sort of a rarity is the fact that it was never released on gramophone records. The songs of this film are essentially a recitation of poetry that occurs at four points in the story line. The poet protagonist is Manmohan Krishan. He is the one who sings all these four pieces, accompanying significant moments in this film. The lines of this poetry are penned by Ali Sardar Jafri and the music direction is by JP Kaushik (aka Jag Phool Kaushik).

The rare thing about these poetical pieces is of course their availability. These renditions were never released on gramophone records. Furhter, despite being an award winning film, the film itself has become a rarity, not available easily in public domain. Our dear friend from Jaipur, Pawan Jha, has uploaded one poetical segment elsewhere on YouTube. In absence of the availability of all the four pieces of poetry, I have extracted and edited the four pieces into a single video clip, from a copy of the film which itself is not the best. But no complaints – at least we have what we have. Small blessings that all the four poetical pieces are available. I debated and discussed with friends, whether this should be four different poetical renditions. As one listens to the four pieces, one can make out the one single thread that runs through these four pieces, giving credence to the Geet Kosh listings that lists these four pieces as parts 1 to 4. And so I felt it important to present them together as one poem with four parts. In the edited clip, I have included a very small segment of the film appearing just before each part presents itself in the storyline, to get a flavor of the backdrop against which each of these parts is presented.

The interesting thing about this post is that the film makes its debut today on our blog, and simultaneously, we can also declare it as yippeee’d – all the songs of this film are now posted. And it also brings us close, very close, to the culmination of this series of bringing on board the missing films of 1960s.

As one reviews the history of Indian cinema, one does not, should not categorize the luminaries like Satyajit Ray, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor, K Asif, Chetan Anand, Ritwick Ghatak, Mehboob Khan, Mrinal Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Muzzafar Ali and the like. These legendary film makers each are a class unto themselves. And so is Khwaja Ahmed Abbas. His body of work put together may well form an institution that will be a matter of research and debate for decades to come. The medium of cinema is undoubtedly more rich, because KA Abbas worked on it. And because a compelling film like ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’ was created by him.

Born on 7th June, 1914, today is the 105th birth anniversary of this illustrious film maker. One of the very few whose dedication went exceptionally beyond the considerations of commercial success of his creations. His focus, his commentary, never wavered away from an acknowledged social responsibility of the medium of cinema. I fall back once again on the film ‘Aawaara’ and its dialogues – two samples.

Raj is running from the police and incidentally enters the home of Judge Raghunath and Rita. There is an exchange about the identity of the intruder. In a comic way, Raj is trying to convince Rita that he is a thief. And this is how he presents it –

“बस यही तो हमारे नए समाज का कमाल है।

जो चोर हैं, दूसरों की जेब काटते हैं, पब्लिक की आँख में धूल डालते हैं, मेरे जैसे फ़र्स्ट क्लास सूट पैंट पहनते हैं, उन्हें हम शरीफ समझते हैं। और जो ईमानदारी से मेहनत मजदूरी करके पेट पालते हैं, फटे पुराने कपड़े पहनते हैं, उन्हें चोर आवारा डाकू समझ कर धर लिया जाता है। ये पूंजीपति, ये काले बाज़ार वाले सेठ, ये मुनाफाखोर, ये ब्याज लेने वाले, ये सब कौन हैं। मेरी तरह चोर।“

“Bas yahi to hamaare naye samaaj ka kamaal hai.

Jo chor hain, jo doosron ki jeb kaat’te hain, public ki aankh mein dhool jhonkte hain, mere jaise first claas suit pant pehante hain, unhen hum shareef samajhte hain. Aur jo imaandari se mehnat mazdoori kar ke pet paalte hain, fatey puraane kapde pehante hain, unhem chor aawaara daaku samajh kar dhar liya jaata hai. Ye poonjipati, ye kaale bazaar waale seth, ye munaafakhor, ye byaaj lene waale, ye sab kaun hain. Meri tarah chor.”

And in the closing minutes of the film, as the court case against Raj is in progress, the judge invites Raj to say what he wants to, in his own defence. One part of that monologue goes like –

“आप जो चाहे मुझे सज़ा दे सकते हैं।

मगर क्या आप समझते हैं के मुझे फांसी देने से ये पाप क्रोध हिंसा और अपराध का जहर जो आपकी दुनिया में फैला हुआ है, ये दूर हो जाएगा।

मैं आपको अपनी जीवन कथा सुनाना नहीं चाहता। मगर इतना ज़रूर कहना चाहता हूँ, के अपराध के कीड़े मुझे खून में अपने माँ बाप से नहीं मिले थे। उस गंदे गट्टर से मिले थे जो हमारी गंदी चाल के पास से बहता है। वो गट्टर आज भी वहाँ बह रहा है। और अपराध के कीड़े अब भी उस में पल रहे हैं। और.. और सैंकड़ों हजारों बच्चे जो आस पास की चालों में रहते हैं रोज़ाना इन कीड़ों के शिकार हो रहे हैं। मेरी फिक्र ना कीजिये, उन बच्चों की फिक्र कीजिये, अपने बच्चों की फिक्र कीजिये। ऐसा ना हो

के एक दिन आप, और आप, और आप, और आपका बच्चा भी मेरी तरह इस कटहरे में बार बार कहे के मेरी रगों में भी शरीफ बाप का खून है।”

Aap jo chaahe mujhe sazaa de sakte hain.

Magar kya aap samajhte hain ke mujhe faansi dene se ye paap krodh hinsa aur apradh ka zehar jo aapki duniya mein faila hua hai, ye door ho jaayega.

Main aapko apni jeevan katha sunaana nahin chaahta. Magar itna zaroor kehna chaahta hoon, ke apradh ke keede mujhe khoon mein apne maa baap se nahin miley the. Us gande gattar se miley the jo hamaari gandi chaal ke paas se behta hain. Wo gattar aaj bhi wahaan beh raha hai. Aur apradh ke keede ab bhi us mein pal rahe hain. Aur. . aur sainkdon hazaaron bachche jo aas paas ki chaalon mein rehte hain rozaana in keedon ke shikaar ho rahe hain. Meri fiqr na kijiye, un bachchon ki fiqr kijiye, apne bachchon ki fiqr kijiye. Aisa na ho ke ek din aap, aur aap, aur aap, aur aapka bachcha bhi meri tarah is katehre mein baar baar kahe ke meri ragon mein bhi shareef baap ka khoon hai.

Touching upon the sordid realities of human existence, and the dichotomy of the crooked and dubious haves versus the helpless have nots just trying to survive. The dialogues bring home a message that is topical even today – a message that inevitably gets lost in the glitz of commercial compulsions.

His creations, his vision is exceptional. Even when he writes the story for ‘Bobby’ – yes it is a showman’s film, an RK creation. But beneath the formula drama, there is an effort to dissect and discuss the social divide of the rich-boy-poor-girl tale. It is was an RK film – one had a ice-cream flavored happy ending.

‘Shehar Aur Sapna’ is an out and out KA Abbas statement – the ending is poignant, rooted in the real world, but still colored with an idealist’s hope looking into the future – shades of “. . . Wo Subah Kabhi To Aayegi. . .”.

[Acknowkledgements – A part of this article is adapted from the material in multiple articles on Wikipedia.]

Song – Ye Shaam Bhi Kahaan Hui  (Shehar Aur Sapna) (1963) Singer – Manmohan Krishan, Lyrics – Ali Sardar Jafri, MD – Jag Phool Kaushik

Lyrics

(Part 1)

ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
shaam bhi kahaan hui

patharon ki basti hai
patharon ka zinda hai
patharon ki deewaaren
jin mein qaid insaan hai
patharon ki sejen hain
patharon ka bistar hai
patharon ke takiye hain
patharon ki chaadar hai
neend aur sapne bhi
patharon mein dhalte hain
patharon ke seene mein
kitne paap palte hain
kitne paap palte hain

shaam bhi kahaan hui
ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
shaam bhi kahaan hui

(Part 2)

pathar ka bhagwaan yahaan hai
pathar ka shaitaan
pathar ke dil
pathar ke sar
pathar ke insaan
koi rasta kaise paaye
dil ka haal kisey samjhaaye
chaaron or khadi hai dekho
pathar ki santaan
pathar ki santaan

shaam bhi kahaan hui
ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
shaam bhi kahaan hui

(Part 3)

pyaar ko aaj nai
tarah nibhaana hoga
pyaar ko aaj nai
tarah nibhaana hoga
hans ke har dard ko
har gham ko bhulaana hoga
hans ke har dard ko

aansoo’on se jo bujhe jaate hain
aankhon ke chiraagh
aansoo’on se jo bujhe jaate hain
aankhon ke chiraagh
khoon e dil de ke unhen
phir se jalaana hoga
khoon e dil de ke unhen
phir se jalaana hoga
pyaar ko aaj nai

abhi khil jaayenge masle huye
kuchle huye phool
abhi khil jaayenge masle huye
kuchle huye phool
shart bas ye hai ke
seene se lagaana hoga
shart bas ye hai ke
seene se lagaana hoga
pyaar ko aaj nai

wo jo kho jaayen to
kho jaayegi duniya saari
wo jo kho jaayen to
kho jaayegi duniya saari
wo jo mil jaayen to
saath apne zamaana hoga
wo jo mil jaayen to. . .

(Part 4)

hazaar ghar hazaar dar
ye sab hain ajnabi magar
khabar nahin ke ab kidhar
mudegi apni rehguzar

yahaan se jaayenge kahaan
amaan paayeng kahaan
ye zindagi ki bebasi
ye bebasi ki zindagi..ee..ee

ye bebasi ki zindagi..ee..ee

shaam bhi kahaan hui
ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
shaam bhi kahaan hui

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(भाग 1)

ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
शाम भी कहाँ हुई

पत्थरों की बस्ती है
पत्थरों का ज़िंदा है
पत्थरों की दीवारें
पत्थरों के इंसान हैं
पत्थरों की सेजें हैं
पत्थरों का बिस्तर है
पत्थरों के तकिये हैं
पत्थरों की चादर है
नींद और सपने भी
पत्थरों में ढलते हैं
पत्थरों के सीने में
कितने पाप ढलते हैं
कितने पाप ढलते हैं

शाम भी कहाँ हुई
ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
शाम भी कहाँ हुई

(भाग 2)

पत्थरों का भगवान यहाँ है
पत्थरों का शैतान
पत्थर के दिल
पत्थर के सर
पत्थर के इंसान
कोई रस्ता कैसे पाये
दिल का हाल किसे समझाये
चारों ओर खड़ी है देखो
पत्थर की संतान
पत्थर की संतान

शाम भी कहाँ हुई
ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
शाम भी कहाँ हुई

(भाग 3)

प्यार को आज नई
तरह निभाना होगा
प्यार को आज नई
तरह निभाना होगा
हंस के हर दर्द को
हर ग़म को भुलाना होगा
हंस के हर दर्द को

आंसुओं से जो बुझे जाते हैं
आँखों के चिराग़
आंसुओं से जो बुझे जाते हैं
आँखों के चिराग़
खून ए दिल दे के उन्हें
फिर से जलाना होगा
खून ए दिल दे के उन्हें
फिर से जलाना होगा
प्यार को आज नई

अभी खिल जाएँगे मसले हुये
कुचले हुये फूल
अभी खिल जाएँगे मसले हुये
कुचले हुये फूल
शर्त बस ये है के
सीने से लगाना होगा
शर्त बस ये है के
सीने से लगाना होगा
प्यार को आज नई

वो जो खो जाएँ तो
खो जाएगी दुनिया सारी
वो जो खो जाएँ तो
खो जाएगी दुनिया सारी
वो जो मिल जाएँ तो
साथ अपने ज़माना होगा
वो जो मिल जाएँ तो

(भाग 4)
हज़ार घर हज़ार दर
ये सब हैं अजनबी मगर
खबर नहीं के अब किधर
मुड़ेगी अपनी रहगुज़र

यहाँ से जाएँगे कहाँ
अमान पाएंगे कहाँ
ये ज़िंदगी की बेबसी
ये बेबसी की ज़िंदगी॰॰ई॰॰ई

ये बेबसी की ज़िंदगी॰॰ई॰॰ई

शाम भी कहाँ हुई
ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
शाम भी कहाँ हुई


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 : 3975 Post No. : 15061

Today, 6th June, is the birth anniversary of Rajinder Krishan, one of the most prolific songwriters in Hindi cinema. As I looked up the date of birth, I find that he was born in the year 1919. So that makes today, the 100th birth anniversary for him.

A career that spans four decades in the industry saw a prolific output from his pen – close to 1700 songs, and story/screenplays and dialogues for many films. He made his debut in 1947 – as a songwriter for ‘Zanjeer’ (1947) and as a screenplay writer for ‘Janta’ (1947). He passed away in 1987, completing 40 years of active writing work in films, although films carrying songs written by him continued to be released till the early 1990s.

The 1955 film ‘Teerandaaz’ was produced and directed by HS Rawail, under the banner of Roshni Pictures, Bombay. The cast of actors for this film is listed as Madhubala, Ajit, Kuldip Kaur, Jairaj, Gope, Sunder, Randhir, Yashodhara Katju, Ridku, Chandrashekhar, Bhagwan Sinha, Ravi, Pal Sharma, Krishna Varma, Kumud Tripathi, Ramlal, Madan Bhandari, Helen, Kammo, Mohna, and Chanchal.

The six songs in this film are all written by Rajinder Krishan. Music is composed by C Ramchandra. Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. One song of this film is already showcased here. This song is the second song of this film to take its place on our blog.

The song is a lilting melodious song, quite reminiscent of the golden era of music in Hindi films. I am hearing this song for the first time, as I prepare this post. What a lovely song, and what an enchanting rendition it is. The words of this song present an aspect of the philosophy of life – the search for a certain happiness in life that would be the true happiness. Some try to seek this solace in wine, but the poet says that happiness is not genuine – maybe the sip of the tipple from the eyes of the beloved would bring solace to the restless heart.

The more I listen to these words, the more this song becomes dear to me. I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends who may have seen this film, to please add more information about this film and the picturization of this song.

With this post, we also welcome back to the blog, our dear Nitin ji, after a long gap. We met at the luncheon gangout of Atulites at Sadanand ji’s place (in Bombay) on 3rd May. At that meeting, he had promised to become active once again. During the past four weeks or so, he has been resending lyrics of pending songs from the films of 1950s. From that, I have picked today’s lovely song, to celebrate the centenary celebration for Rajinder Krishan.


Song – Badi Bewafaa Hai, Udti Hawaa Hai (Teerandaaz) (1955) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
ye zindagi saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
wo duniya kahaan hai
milti jahaan hai
dil ki khushi saaqia 
dil ki khushi saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

dekha hai hum ne
din raat pii ke
nikle na phir bhi
armaan jee ke
jhoothi hai saaqi
mai ki ye masti
roshan ho kaise
phir dil ki basti
jhoothi hai saaqi
mai ki ye masti
roshan ho kaise
phir dil ki basti
yahaan na wahaan hai
jaane kahaan hai
wo roshni saaqia 
wo roshni saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
yeh zindagi saaqia 

sheeshe mein jo hai
wo to hai naqli
kahaan pe chhupa ke
rakhi hai asli
aankho se apni
ik jaam de de
betaab dil ko
aaraam de de
aankho se apni
ik jaam de de
betaab dil ko
aaraam de de
tadpa rahi hai
rah rah ke dil ki
ye bekali saaqia 
ye bekali saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
ये ज़िंदगी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
वो दुनिया कहाँ है
मिलती जहां है
दिल की खुशी साक़ीया
दिल की खुशी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ

देखा है हमने
दिन रात पी के
निकले ना फिर भी
अरमान जी के
झूठी है साक़ी
मय की ये मस्ती
रोशन हो कैसे
फिर दिल की बस्ती
झूठी है साक़ी
मय की ये मस्ती
रोशन हो कैसे
फिर दिल की बस्ती
यहाँ ना वहाँ है
जाने कहाँ है
वो रोशनी साक़ीया
वो रोशनी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
ये ज़िंदगी साक़ीया

शीशे में जो है
वो तो है नक़ली
कहाँ पे छुपा के
रखी है असली
आँखों से अपनी
इक जाम दे दे
बेताब दिल को
आराम दे दे
आँखों से अपनी
इक जाम दे दे
बेताब दिल को
आराम दे दे
तड़पा रही है
रह रह के दिल की
ये बेकली साक़ीया
ये बेकली साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

3934 Post No. : 15008 Movie Count :

4110

Hullo Atuldom

We are now into the 15000s. Atulji and his bandwagon have taken a fresh Guard (cricket language) as Sunny Gavaskar used to say when he began his stint as a commentator. He used to say that after every 50,100, 150, 200 etc. it is advisable for the batsman to take a fresh guard as it helps in restoring focus on the goal or job at hand. We at ASAD, never loose our focus, posting songs with regularity of at least one per day; explaining the name of the blog. It is another matter that ASAD is almost never one-song-a-day, it has been minimum 4-5 songs a day for some years and at times going to about 13 songs in a day.

Remember friends the world is one is the song which started our new series – series 15000s. We have a variety of songs that formed part of the celebration 15000- songs of the happy, melancholic, naughty, and party genre. We are expecting a few more posts that Sudhir ji (Atul ji’s trusted lieutenant) will add to our already existing khazaana. Till such time the blog moves on with one more birthday song.

Today a sweet looking, baby faced heroine turns a year older. And it is hard to believe she turns 71. So suddenly she goes into the category of stalwarts, senior actress etc. She has been acting since 1967 – almost fifty two years. She started her career in Bengali movies with ‘Balika Badhu’ (1967 release) as her debut movie. Subsequently she married Jayanta Mukherjee and that made her the bahu of the Hemant Kumar. I am talking of Moushumi Chatterjee of the brilliant smile that showed a crooked tooth which only added to her charm.

She has been the leading lady of all the heroes of Bollywood in her time from her debut hero Vinod Mehra to Raj Babbar of the next lot of actors. She has played Bhabhi to Mithun and wife to Anupam Kher too in latter part of her career. She last appeared in Piku as aunt to Deepika Padukone and sister in law of Amitabh Bachchan with whom she had romantically paired I the 70s in ‘Manzil’ and ‘Benaam’.

I talked about Moushumi pairing with all major actors of the 70s and 80s, there was one movie where she was paired opposite Farooque Shaikh. Yes, she has also done this unusual pairing. It was in 1987 released Mohan Kavia directed “Mahananda”. The movie was a remake of the Marathi movie of the same name which released in 1984 (I hope I am not wrong in this). The Marathi version was directed by Kay Gee, and had music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar. The cast has Vikram Gokhale, Mohan Agashe, Shashikala etc. The Hindi version has Dr.Shreeram Lagoo, Ashalata, Sulbha Deshpande, Asha Sharma etc. in addition to Moushumi and Farooque Shaikh.

The movie’s title card says it was based on Jaywant Dalvi’s novel of the same name. Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Manas Mukherjee and Ghanshyam Vaswani were the playback singers for songs penned by Nida Fazli, Yogesh, Kapil Kumar and Inderjeet Hasanpuri and Manas Mukherjee was the music composer. The movie was mostly shot in Konkan and Goa. Moushumi looked pretty in those typical Maharashtrian sarees. Farooque Shaikh plays an English professor. I think the movie touched upon the Devadasi system that was prevalent in many parts of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa. I have seen the Marathi version on Doordarshan a long time back don’t recollect having seen in Hindi.

I remember seeing her in an episode of the Doordarshan programme ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’ which used to be hosted by Tabassum where she showed how she could switch easily between laughing wildly to crying tearfully in an instant without the use of glycerin (the standard aid to induce tears in movies back then).

How can one forget her comedy scenes with Sanjeev Kumar in ‘Itni Si Baat’ and ‘Angoor’? Today’s song shows her in a different mood. It is a song with the unusual pairing of Farooque Shaikh with Moushumi. The female voice seems to be of Usha Mangeshkar and the male voice could either be Ghanshyam Vaswani or Manas Mukherjee (need help in recognising the voices). This song is written by Nida Fazli.

[Editor note:According to HFGK, the singers are Usha Mangeshkar and Bhupendra. But Peevesie’s mom, based on the credits, feels that the singer is Ghanshyam Vaswani or Manas Mukherji.]

Here is wishing our cute Moushumi Chatterjee a healthy and happy Birthday


Song – Mere tere naam naye hain dard puraana hai (Mahaananda) (1987) Singers – Usha Mangeshkar, Ghanshyam Vaswaani, Lyrics – Nida Fazli, MD – Manas Mukherji
Usha Mangeshkar + Ghanshyam Vaswaani

Lyrics

mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
yeh dard puraana hai
ho mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
yeh dard puraana hai
tez hawaaon ke jhonkon mein
deep jalaana hai
deep jalaana hai

yeh dard puraana hai
ho o mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
ye hdard puraana hai

aansoo har yug ka apraadhi
har aangan ka chor
aansoo har yug ka apraadhi
har aangan ka chor
koi na thamein daaman iska
ghoome chaaron oar
ghoome chaaron oar
hoo goongi hai sansaar kachahri
andha thaana hai

yeh dard puraana hai
ho mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
yeh dard puraana hai

jo jee chaahe woh mil jaaye
aisa kab hota hai
jo jee chaahe woh mil jaaye
aisa kab hota hai
bistar bistar pyaar bichaaye
samjhauta sota hai
samjhauta sota hai
ho basti hoya jangal sabka
ek fasaana hai
ye dard puraana hai
tez hawaaon ke jhonkon mein
deep jalaana hai
deep jalaana hai

yeh dard puraana hai
ho o mere tere naam naye hain
dard puraana hai
yeh dard puraana hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मेरे
तेरे
नाम नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
हो ओ मेरे तेरे नामे नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
तेज़ हवाओं के झोंकों में
दीप जलाना है
दीप जलाना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
हो ओ मेरे तेरे नामे नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है

आँसू हर युग का अपराधी
हर आँगन का चोर
आँसू हर युग का अपराधी
हर आँगन का चोर
कोई ना थामे दामन इसका
घूमे चारों ओर
घूमे चारों ओर
हो ओ गूंगी है संसार कचहरी
अंधा थाना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
हो ओ मेरे तेरे नामे नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है

जो जी चाहे वो मिल जाये
ऐसा कब होता है
जो जी चाहे वो मिल जाये
ऐसा कब होता है
बिस्तर बिस्तर प्यार बिछाये
समझौता सोता है
समझौता सोता है
हो ओ बस्ती हो या जंगल सबका
एक फसाना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
तेज़ हवाओं के झोंकों में
दीप जलाना है
दीप जलाना है
ये दर्द पुराना है
हो ओ मेरे तेरे नामे नए हैं
दर्द पुराना है
ये दर्द पुराना है


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3921 Post No. : 14986

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 28
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Looking at 13th April of ten years ago, the post score card was six songs.

Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi Aawaara 1951
Teri Duniya Me Jeene Se To Behtar Hai Ke Mar Jaayen House No 44 1955
Tu Kahan Ye Bataa Is Nasheeli Raat Mein Tere Ghar Ke Saamne 1963
Iktara Bole Yaadgaar 1970
O Neele Parbaton Ki Dhaara Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969
Prem Kahaani Me Ik Ladka Hota Hai Prem Kahaani 1975

Two of the six films represented that day had made their debut – ‘House No. 44’ (1955) and ‘Yaadgaar’ (1970). Of the six films, five are already yippeee’d over the past 10 years. The one film that still awaits all its songs to be posted is ‘Yaadgaar’. Today, we bring to fore the fourth third song of this film, from a total of six songs listed.

Manoj Kumar, having started his career in 1958 with films like ‘Panchaayat’ and ‘Sahaara’, turned a writer and a producer less than a decade later. His first venture was ‘Shaheed’ in released 1965. The film was directed by S Ram Sharma under the banner of KPK Movies, Bombay. Then in 1967, under the new banner of Vishal International, he produced and directed ‘Upkar’. Coming close on the heels of the 1965 conflict with Pakistan, and the sudden demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Jan 1966, this film rode a wave of popularity on the sentiments of nationalism and social integration, and became one of the major blockbusters of the 1960s. The film also established the image and tag name of Mr. Bharat for him.

In 1970, he followed it up with ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, again from his own banner of Vishal International, another film that is on the same theme of nationalism and Indian culture, further strengthening that image. The fact that the title role he played in these two films has the name ‘Bharat’ helped a lot, of course.

In 1970 came another film that followed in the footsteps of his earlier creations, with the similar socially relevant theme of nationalism and Indian culture. Although not from the banner of Vishal International (the production house was Kunal Chitra, Bombay), the film was directed by S Ram Sharma, an old friend who had also directed ‘Shaheed’ of 1965. As with ‘Shaheed’, the story and screenplay is written by Manoj Kumar himself.

The cast of actors for this film is listed as Nutan, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal, Mehmood (Junior), Madan Puri, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Lalita Chatterjee, Asit Sen, Lakshmichaya, Shammi, Manmohan, Paulson, Jayshree, Kuljeet, Renu, Raj Kishore, Harbans Pape, Kirti Behal, Manohar, Naidu, Beerbal, Hansraj, Shrinath, Mohan Jerry, Dubey, Sabeena, Manohar Gosvai, Kesho Rana, Brahm Bhardwaj, Sobati, Aleeja, Genius, Darshan M, Ravikant, Chandra, Mohan Chhotu, Narbada Shankar, and Ramlal etc. One cannot help but notice a set of names that had had become regular in the cast of actors in his films – Kamini Kaushal, Pran, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra, Asit Sen, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Manmohan, Shammi etc.

The theme song of this film is “Iktaara Bole, Sun Sun Kya Kahe Ye Tumse”. The song was a major hit in its time, as the film tried to address the malaise of degradation of social values in the Indian society. The song touches upon a series of topics like population, corruption in routine life, fashion, cold war and deteriorating relations between nations, political leaders, religious dogmas etc. The theme runs in parallel to the romantic love interest between Manoj Kumar and Nutan, touching also upon the class/caste conflict in the society.

This song carries forward this message of class/caste conflict and the desire for social equality. The scenario relates to the class conflict in religion. A number of people are waiting outside a temple, to enter and to worship theie God. But the pujari (priest) at the temple, temporarily halts the entry of devotees into the temple, as the chief patron of the temple is expected shortly. Rana Shamsher Singh (role played by Tiwari) is the rich man who has provided the funding for the temple, and so the temple is known by his name – Rana Mandir. As other devotees wait to enter the temple, a war of words breaks out between Bhanu (name of the role played by Manoj Kumar, thankfully not Bharat, as in ‘Upkar’ and ‘Purab Aur Paschim’) and Rana, which turns into this song that tells about God and his relationship to His devotees. The words tell that God is not necessarily housed in the temple, and that He also manifests Himself in many other locations and endeavors that also involve the poor and the downtrodden of the society.

The words of this song are from the pen of Indeewar, who also wrote the iconic “Kasme Waade Pyaar Wafa Sab. . .” for Manoj Kumar’s ‘Upkar’. The music is by Kalyanji Anandji. This music director duo was the regular MDs for Manoj Kumar’s films – ‘Upkar’, ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ and ‘Yaadgar’. But come 1972, Manoj Kumar switched to Laxmikant Pyaarelal with his next venture ‘Shor’.

The singing voice is of Mahendra Kapoor, the playback singer that Manoj Kumar preferred for himself. Listen to this typical ‘Bharat’ message that helped further strengthen the image of Mr Bharat.

Song – Wo Khet Mein Milega, Khalihaan Mein Milega  (Yaadgaar) (1970) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus
Tiwari

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)

aaye jahaan bhagwaan se pehle
kisi dhanwaan ka naam
us mandir ke dwaar khade khud
royen krishna aur raam

dhanwaan ko pehle miley
bhagwaan ke darshan
darshan ko tarastaa rahey
jo bhakt ho nirdhan
ye dakshina ki reet
ye pandon ke chhalaawe
dukaan mein biktey huye
mandir ke chadhaawe
aise hi agar
aise hi agar dharm ka vyaapar
chalega
bhagwaan ka duniya mein
koi naam na legaa
aisi jageh pe jaa ke tu kuchh bhi na paayega
bhagwaan aisa mandir khud chhod jaayegaa
chhod jaayega
chhod jaayega

bhagwaan raana mandir mein nahin
to aur kahaan milegaa

wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande..ae
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milegaa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa

dhanwaan jo hai jhoothha..aa
ho ho o o 
shaitaan ke baraabar
aa aa aa aa
nirdhan agar hai sachchaa
bhagwaan ke baraabar
wo dhong mein nahin hai
imaan mein milegaa..aa
wo khet mein milegaa

ganga se bhi hai paawan
ho ho o o 
mazdoor ka paseena
aa aa aa aa
paani na koi samjhe
anmol ye nagina
aise hi paseenon ke nirmaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein milegaa

geeta sunaa rahaa hai..ae
aawaaz mein kalon ki..ee
taqdeer likh rahaa hai
nokon se wo halon ki..ee
mazdoor mein milegaa aa
wo kisaan mein ae milegaa aa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega..aa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega

bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)
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आये जहां भगवान से पहले
किसी धनवान का नाम
उस मंदिर के द्वार खड़े खुद
रोयें कृष्ण और राम

धनवान को पहले मिले
भगवान् के दर्शन
दर्शन को तरसता रहे
जो भक्त हो निर्धन
ये दक्षिणा कि रीत
ये पंडों के छलावे
दूकान में बिकते हुए
मंदिर के चढ़ावे
ऐसे ही अगर॰॰र
ऐसे ही अगर धर्म का व्यापार चलेगा
भगवान् का दुनिया में
कोई नाम ना लेगा
ऐसी जगह पे जाके तू कुछ भी न पायेगा
भगवान् ऐसा मंदिर खुद छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा

(भगवान् राणा मंदिर में नहीं
तो और कहाँ मिलेगा)

वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में ए मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे॰॰ए
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

धनवान जो है झूठा॰॰आ
हो हो ओ ओ
शैतान के बराबर
आ आ आ आ
निर्धन अगर है सच्चा
भगवान् के बराबर
वो ढोंग में नहीं है
ईमान में मिलेगा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गंगा से भी है पावन
हो हो ओ ओ
मजदूर का पसीना
आ आ आ आ
पानी न कोई समझे
अनमोल ये नगीना
ऐसे ही पसीनों के निर्माण में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गीता सुना रहा है॰॰ए
आवाज़ में कलों कि॰॰ई
तकदीर लिख रहा है
नोकों से वो हलों की॰॰ई
मजदूर में मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो किसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ     
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा


भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा

 


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 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 :

3911 Post No. : 14969 Movie Count :

4091

Today’s song is from an obscure film Vaseeyat-1940.

Though this film was made by Minerva Movietone, neither it was directed by Sohrab Modi nor he had acted in it. The film was directed by K.M.Multani, who also wrote the screenplay for this film. Multani had directed his first film also from Minerva only-Vaasanti-38 – a social film. This too was without Sohrab Modi in any capacity. Multani further directed 3 more films, Virginia-40, Ujala-42 and Umang-44.

Minerva Movietone was started by Sohrab and brother Rustom Modi, when they realised that the stage dramas, filmed as Feature films did not get the public approval. Consequently production from Stage films- their first film production enterprise- was suspended till Minerva became successful. ” Aatma Tarang-38″ was the new company’s first film. C. Ramchandra was the Harmonium accompanist for M.D. Habib Khan and Bundu Khan. He also did a small role in Aatma Tarang and earlier Saeed E Havas-36. Minerva’s first film proved to be a let down.

Sohrab found that there were hardly 20 to 30 persons in the audience on the very First show. The film was based on the power of ‘ Bramhacharya’ (Celibacy). In those days, Sohrab was greatly influenced by the teachings of Ramkrishna Mission. Seeing the poor response, he was upset. Thoughts of quitting the film production line were crowding in his mind. Suddenly, he saw four men coming towards him. They came, confirmed that he was Sohrab modi and told him that his film was very good. They further advised him to keep making such good films and one day he will be on Top. Later on he learnt that these gentlemen were the Judges of Bombay High Court.

Enthused with this experience, he made successful films and took his company to the Top. Renowned for big budget historical films, Minerva benefited from Modi family’s distribution interests in Gwalior, expanded by his third brother Keki Modi into western India. At one time he controlled a chain of 27 theatres in 10 cities. In 1952, they established India’s first Technicolour Laboratory.

Film Vaseeyat40 had music by khan Mastana, who was essentially a singer. The lyrics were by Abdul Baqi. The cast of the film consisted of Sheela, gajanan jahagirdar, Eruch Tarapore, Sunalini Devi, Shobha, Kamini and many others. There were 6 songs sung by Sheela, Pramila and Khan Mastana himself.

Sheela was the Heroine of this film. SHEELA(real name-Roshan Ara) was born on 13-3-1925 at Sholapur-Maharashtra.Her father was Station Master at Sholapur Rly.Stn. Once Sohrab Modi had come to Sholapur with his Drama company.He went to the station to do reservations and saw Sheela.They got to know each others and he proposed to give her roles in his films.Thus Sheela came to Bombay in 1936 and Joined Minerva Movietone as a singer/actress.
Her first film was Khan Bahadur-37,ih which she sang and acted.Then came Jailor-38 in which she sang 4 solo songs under MD Mir Sahib.Then Divorce and Meetha Zahar came.

She became famous only after her songs in Pukar-39.Bharosa,Wasiyat and Sikander also gave her name and fame.In Sikander she had 6 songs out of total 7 songs. The famous song ‘ zindagi hai pyar se’ also had her voice in the chorus. She was Heroine in film ‘ Vaseeyat’-40
Ulti Ganga, Bhakta Raidas, Prithvi Vallabh,and Patharon ka Saudagar were all Minerva films.
She had also done films elsewhere- Alladin and wonderful lamp,college Girl,gaibi Gola,jahan ara,keemti qurbani,Sansar naiya,Shaitan ka pash etc.
After 1943,she almost stopped working.Only in Beete Din-47 and lastly in Billi-49 she sang songs., which was a stunt film of Nadia and Cavas.

She had married the actor Rama Shukla, in 1947. He was a Kanauji Brahmin and they had terrible opposition to their marriage. The marriage was by Registration. Only 4 friends were present in the marriage. They had one son and one daughter. Rama Shukla died by Heart attack in the 50s.
Her voice had a peculiar mixture of Muslim style of Amirbai karnataki and Marathi slant od Shanta Apte.

There is an anecdote with one of her songs. When film Pukar was in the making, C.Ramchandra was working as an assistant to MD Meer Saheb. He has mentioned in his autobiography also that in the absence of Meer saheb, he used to insert his tunes to songs as Meer saheb’s. This was known to many, except, may be, Meer saheb himself. One of the very popular songs sung by Sheela ” Tum bin hamri kaun khabar le ‘ was actually composed by C.Ramchandra. This is supposed to be CR’s first composed song. The credit ,of course, went to Meer Saheb.

Another uncommon name in the cast is Sunalini Devi. Sunalini Devi, the actress, was born on 1-1-1896 in Hyderabad Deccan. Her father, Aghornath Chatopadhyay-a Bengali settled in Hyderabad – was a Sanskrit scholar, was proficient in 27 languages and was the first Indian to get the D.Sc. honour. Sunalini was the elder sister of Sarojini, who became Sarojini Naidu after her marriage, and Harindranath Chatopadhyaya-renowned poet.

Sunalini learnt Music and Dance from her third year of age itself. Due to her sweet voice, she was called ‘ Kokila ‘. It is to be noted that her younger sister Saojini Naidu was called ‘ Nightingale of India’ ! It is unfortunate that the film industry did not use Sunalini’s music skill in her films and she sang just one song in her career in film ‘ Raja Rani-42’.

Sunalini started acting in stage dramas from 1918. Her first movie was ” Light of Asia”-released initially in Germany and Poland in 1925. It’s restored version was released on 5th July 2001, in India. This film was made by Himanshu Rai. The film was shot in Lahore. It was a silent film on Gautama the Buddha. Her first Talkie film was ‘ veer Kunal-32’. She acted in 56 films. Mostly she was known for motherly roles only. She had, like her more eminent sister, married a south Indian- Mr.A.S.Rajan, a writer from Madras.

Some of her more known films are, Aurat,Lalaji, Inkaar, Nai roshni, Talaash, Bairam khan, Tamasha, Dilruba, Malhar etc etc. She retired from films in 1956.

Then there is Eruch Tarapore. Eruch Tarapore was a distant relative of Sohrab Modi and he worked only in Modi’s films. He worked in 16 films, right from Modi’s first film Hamlet-35 up to 1948. Eruch sang one song each in 3 films, Meetha zehar-38, Jailor-38 and Phir milenge-43. He died in 1948.

I have no details of the storyline of film Vaseeyat-40. However, I faintly remember having read somewhere that the story was about a rich person, who dies without a will. There is lot of confusion, but finally the will is found etc.

With today’s song, film Vaseeyat-40 makes its Debut on the Blog.


Song- Duniya rain basera Musafir duniya rain basera hai (Vaseeyat)(1940) Singer- Sheela, Lyrics- Abdul Baqi, Music- Khan Mastana

Lyrics

Duniya rain basera musaafir
Duniya rain basera hai ae
Duniya rain basera hai
Duniya rain basera musaafir
Duniya rain basera hai ae
Duniya rain basera hai

saari duniya jaag uthhi tu
saari duniya jaag uthhi tu
lambi taane sowe
lambi taane sowe
jo jowe so paawe musaafir
jo jowe so paawe musaafir
jo sowe so khowe
jo sowe so khowe
door hai manzil neend ke maare
?? jaag ??
duniya rain basera hai
duniya rain basera musaafir
duniya rain basera hai ae
duniya rain basera hai

duniya kya hai paap ki nagri
duniya kya hai paap ki nagri
is se man na lagaana
is se man na lagaana
kadam kadam pe ?? base hain
kadam kadam pe ?? base hain
soch ke pair uthhaana
soch ke pair uthhaana
moh lobh mein pyaar ke ??
aane ?? hai
duniya rain basera hai
duniya rain basera musaafir
duniya rain basera hai ae
duniya rain basera hai


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3897 Post No. : 14940

The Many Colors of Love #29 – The Covenants of Love
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And so wrote the scribe

kar le dil ka sauda dil se
dil milta hai mushkil se
(‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’, 1957)

The transactions of heart are bound, but by just one covenant – it is the treasures of heart in exchange only for treasures of heart. No other exchange is possible, no other exchange is expected, nothing else in this whole wide world can be traded for the treasures of heart. For those who may want to, or expect to transact this exchange for something else, then they do not understand the true meaning of love.

And this thought brings up this song today. The burden of this song reiterates this maxim –

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

For the longest of time, I was under the impression that this song is already posted. And the reason for that is, that the song “Jhooth Bole Kauwwa Kaate” has been around on the blog for almost two years now. Being familiar with the film, one clearly remembers that these two songs are tandem songs, presented on screen one after the other – rather one flows into the next. Yes, true that Geet Kosh lists these two songs separately, but somehow in my mind, I have carried this impression that these two are a single song.

So when I posted the song by Narendra Chancalon 10th March (“Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo“), and I reviewed the status of this film on our blog, I realized that this song is not yet posted – we are following the Geet Kosh convention. Since the day I have posted “Beshaq Mandir Masjid. . .”, it has been kind of an eagerness within, to see this movie yippeee’d here. Part of that is being surprised that songs of this film are not yet all on here.

This particular song is performed on screen by Premnath and Rishi Kapoor.  We are into about a third of the film. The two young hearts are now committed to each other, beyond any repair. Although not of legal age yet, but they want to get married and be partners for life. Premnath is non-committal, in the sense that he would do whatever makes his daughter happy. Pran, on the other hand, is a calculating and a manipulative person, eyeing this relationship with suspicion. As he sees the intensity of his son’s emotions, he decides to make a manipulative move, in an attempt to drive a wedge between the young lovers.

He asks his son to invite his beloved and her family for dinner. The young man is extremely excited. Not worldly wise as his businessman father, he thinks his father is a great man and is agreeing with his son’s wishes and choice for a life partner. Little does he know what his father has planned.

With this joyful and amiable news, he rushes to his beloved’s home, to present the invite himself. At her place, a fishermen’s neighborhood, another wedding is in progress. The ambiance is celebratory. There is singing and dancing, congratulations and the auspicious throwing of rice – in short, the mood is just right to share the supposedly wonderful news.

Without much preamble, Rishi delivers the invite to Premnath. The latter accepts forthwith with the comment that for his daughter’s happiness, he will gladly bow his head at the door of anyone, but he will never bend his knees. And to explain his comment, he breaks out in this song – that in the matters of love it is only the treasure of the heart which is to be exchanged for another treasure of heart. There is no other bargaining chip in the matters of love. Rishi readily joins in this song – the theme is so easily understood and reflected in his own mind. For him too, love is simply a give and take of the treasures of the heart.

Manna Dey starts this song, giving playback for Premnath. Shailendra Singh joins in for Rishi Kapoor. As always, it is a delight to watch a song in an RK film. The complete scenario and the ambiance are so totally focused on the song, its emotions and its renditions. Midway through the song, Dimple makes an appearance, as she is preparing for the next part of the song – yes, “Jhooth Boley. . .”. She is just there for now, not participating – but her face, her eyes are going along with the song that her beau is singing. The emotions expressed by her are so endearing, so freshly young, as she coyly and silently expresses herself in response to the lines that Rishi is performing. This small interlude is so charming, so. . . so winning. Dimple simply stole a million hearts right here in this song. Yes – you guessed it right, I too was smitten, and was in love. 🙂

One word in the lyrics had intrigued me right from the start. It is the word ‘ghe’, ‘घे’. Over the decades, this word has been presented variously and almost always erroneously. Some lyrics wrote this down as ‘khe’, ‘खे’; other places would write it down as ‘le’, ‘ले’; even today, the hindi-geet-mala web page for this song has actually written it down as ‘khel’, ‘खेल’. Wonder how they got to it, it does not even fit into the rendered metre of this line.

Once the internet was available, I had done the search for this word in Konkani language. Given that the entire scenario was a Goan neighborhood, it was only logical to seek this word in the local lingua. In Konkani, the word ‘ghe’, ‘घे’ means ‘to take’. The expression follows the lines which say

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke

And the young man, and the chorus responds with

ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba

saying – hey young man, just take this bargain, take.. take.. take.. take..  Once this meaning is known, the lyrics fall in place so beautifully.

‘Bobby’ is so close to the heart, and I mean the film, and Bobby. It appeals to an age, a mind set, and emotions – that I am never going to grow out of. It is 1973 forever.

And the talisman for life is forever – “प्यार में सौदा नहीं”.

[Editor’s Note: The initial lines of this song, which are in Konkani, have been provided by Dr Pradeep Shetty ji, in his comment below. The line is now added to the lyrics below. Thanks Dr Pradeep ji.]

[Video – Song Reprised at the end of the film.]

Song – Na Chaahoon Sona Chaandi (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Manna Dey, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics – Vithalbhai Patel, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

aagey naari
tujya matyancha phoolan paaya saoree
aagey naari
tujya matyancha phoolan paaya saoree

laallallall laa la llallall laa llallall laa
laallallall laa la llallall laa llallall laa

[Dialogue between Premnath and Rishi Kapoor]

na chaahoon sona chandi
na chaahoon heera moti
ye mere kis kaam ke

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaa aaa

na maangu bangla baadi
na maangu ghoda gaadi
ye to hain bas naam ke

aaaaa aaaaaa

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin
ghe ghe ghe ghe

ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

o lall o lall laa laa
lallal laa laa laa
lallaa laa laa laa laa laa
lallal lallal laa laa

na jaanu mulla qaazi
na jaanu kaaba kaashi
main to hoon prem piyaasa re
mere sapnon ki rani
hogi tum ko hairaani
main to tera deewaana re
deti hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
deti hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

pyaar mein sauda nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आगे नारी
तुज्या मात्यांचा फूलाँ पाया साओरी
आगे नारी
तुज्या मात्यांचा फूलाँ पाया साओरी

लाल्लल्लल्ल ला ल ल्लाल्लल्ल ला ल्लाल्लल्ल ला
लाल्लल्लल्ल ला ल ल्लाल्लल्ल ला ल्लाल्लल्ल ला

[प्रेमनाथ और ऋषि कपूर की बात चीत।]

ना चाहूँ सोना चाँदी
न चाहूँ हीरा मोती
ये मेरे किस काम के

आsss आssss आsssssss आsss आss

ना माँगूँ बंगला बाड़ी
ना माँगूँ घोड़ा गाड़ी
ये तो हैं बस नाम के

आssss आsssss

देता है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
देता है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं
घे घे घे घे घे

घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं

ओ लल्ल ओ लल्ल ला ला
लल्लल ला ला ला
लल्ला ला ला ला ला
लल्लल लल्लल ला ला

ना जानूँ मुल्ला क़ाज़ी
ना जानूँ काबा काशी
मैं तो हूँ प्रेम पियासा रे
मेरे सपनों की रानी
होगी तुमको हैरानी
मैं तो तेरा दीवाना रे
देती है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
देती है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं

प्यार में सौदा नहीं


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Blog Day : 3885 Post No. : 14914

Our blog regulars have a whatsapp group. One of major hghlights of this group are the good morning mwessages and thoughts of the day by our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh. Nowadays ourinhouse rocket scientist Gajendra Khanna has also started sharing thoughts of the day in the morning.

I almost invariably find myself wholeheartedly agreeing with these thoughts of the day. I need not not them down for use, because I find that I already practice them. I share some of these messages with my wife that I think she needs.

Like these ones-

“Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts”

“Don’t let anyone’s ignorance, hate, drama or negativity stop you from being the best person you can be”

“Don’t permanently damage someone’s feelings just because you are temporarily upset”

“Leadership is not about ruling others, it is about showing others the right path”

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going”

“success also hurts when you do not have a loved one to congratulate you. Failure also looks beautiful when you have a loved one to support you”

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful”

“Everything you need is already inside you. Do’t wait for others to light your fire. You have your own matches.”

“The real education is our attitude and behaviour with others. It defines our entire personality, no matter how qualified we are.”

“The height of candles may differ but they yield same brigtness. It is not your position but your ability that makes you shine”

“Respect is the most important element of your personality., It is like an investment whatever you give to others it will return to you with profit.”

“Everyone may not be nice. But there is something nice in everyone.Never keep a fixed image for anyone. because people act differently with different people.”

“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten up your path.”

“Silence is the best answer to someone who does not value your words”

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

“People understand the true value of the right person only after they suffer from the wrong person”

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you (the giver).”

and many others.

Then there is this basic message that is hardwired into me- “Do unto others you would have them do unto you“. In other words, treat others with respect, and help them if you are in a position to. Because that is what I or anyone else expects from others.

It was day before yesterday (6 march 2019) when I was seated in my office chamber, when the door opened and I found a lady hesitantly asking if she could come in. Normally I expect a peon bring in a chit from the visitor where the name of the person is written (along with purpose of visit). But she obviously came in when no peon was at hand to stop her.

I had no idea if she was an employee or some outsider (like say a salesperson) but I allowed her to come in. She tried to explain what she wanted to say but she was not able to as she was unable to stop her from crying. But from the little she was able to speak and the paper she showed me, I was quickly able to find out that she was an employee of my place. She wanted to get herself transferred to another place. All the necessary approvals from competent authorities were obtained a few weeks ago. She needed to be relieved from the workplace so that she could join at her next place. But she was not getting relieved. The dealing clerk was telling her for the last three weeks that her case was “under process”. She wanted to get releved so that she could join her family. Her crying was mainly because of her young child who was away from her.

I tried to console her and asked her to get seated while I called for the dealer. It turned out that the dealer was not available. I asked the personal officer to come.

While I was waiting for the personal officer, I asked the lady how she was posted in this place while her family was elsewhere. She informed me that she had got her appointment here on compassionate ground as her father was an employee here and he had died while he was in service. Her husband was posted in Ranchi and her child was there with him there. Her old mother in law had to take care of the child while her husband went out on his work.

I tried to make her comfortable by telling her that I too had grown up in Ranchi though I have not been to that place for last 25 years. She asked where I studied. I informed her the name of my college and school, and also added that my school has now shifted to another location, whereas I had studied in this school when it was located in a location near Ranchi Railway station. She seemed to be aware of this place because she told me that her residence in Ranchi was in the same area of Ranchi where my school was earlier located.

I was feeling a bit nostalgic about Ranchi and would have talked some more about Ranchi but then the personal officer arrived. Iinformed him that the lady sitting there had applied for transfer to Ranchi and necessary permissions have already come three weeks back. The dealer is harassing her telling her that her case is under “process”. Please make sure that she is relieved within one hour.

I then turned to the lady and assured her that she would get relived and she should plan to leave for Ranchi on the same day.

She was barely able to belive her eyes. She did not belive that her work could get done so fast. She thanked me. I said it was alright. But she kept thanking me again and again. I told her that it was in my nature to help people and that is what I was doing now as well. She sought water. I asked her to walk into the adjacent room where she would get a glass of water. She went to the adjacent room and there I heard voices offering her water and consoling her telling her to get calmed and to compose herself.

After a while the personal officer brought me a file seeking my approval to get her relived. I signed the file silently. I did not remind him to quickly get it done with as that instruction was already given earlier.

In the second half, I wondered if the lady had received her relieving letter. I thought about enquiring from the personal officer. But before I could do that, I found the same lady entering my chamber informing me with glee that she had got her relieving letter. I expressed happiness that she had finally been relieved.

She left the chamber. I began to wonder when she would reach Ranchi. There is one direct train to Ranchi but that takes a very long semicircular route instead of taking a straight route and takes 24 hours. On checking on internet, I found that if one went to Varanasi (six hours journey) then there were lots of direct trains from Varanasi to Ranchi that took around ten hours to reach there. I was sure that people going to Ranchi, including the lady, may already be aware of this route.

I wondered whether I should have asked her for her travel plan, but then told myself that it was not needed. I had done her a good deed. She was quite broken and disconsolate when she had entered my chamber earlier in the morning. In the afternoon, she was a happy and relieved person, who was looking forward to get reunited with her family for all times to come. And I had made it possible for her. I was sure that lots of good words and blessings may have come my way behind my back. She may have phoned her family back home and may have informed them that she met me and she got her papers in a matter of hours. Not only she, even her family members back at Ranchi may have given their blessings to me.

That was two days ago. I am sure she must have arrived Ranchi by now and would have reported at her new place of posting in Ranchi. In a less sombre light, I wondered if she would visit the cricket ground to watch the ODI that is takng place at Ranchi today. Of course not. She would be too overwhelmed at the moment and she would be getting visited by her relatives and friends. And her young child must have felt mightily relieved and happy to see her mother.

In the evening, my wife called me on phone. It is her habit that she tells me daily about whatever happens in her workplace. She too had done some blessing worthy job in her workplace and she told me about that. I in turn informed her about my nek work. She felt happy as well. I was dreading at her next follow up question, but fortunately she did not ask that question. That question would have been- “You helped that lady get united to her spouse. When will you try to do the same for yourself as well ?” As things stand, she keeps reminding me every now and then that I should try and get myself transferred to MP. That is there in the rules as well-“If a spouse in in state service and another one in central service then the spouse in central service will apply to get transferred to the state where the other spouse in posted and the employer of the central government will try his best to post the central government employee to that state.”

My wife feels the need more than me, because she is a working lady herself. She needs my support and advice on his professinal work almost every day. At the same time, she is far more empowered and strong that most working ladies. So she is able to take care of herself in a far better manner that say the lady whom I helped. But the principles remain the same, of course. Now I shudder to think how she almost single handedly raised our daughter alone while I was posted at places different than her place. It helped though that I was posted in the same state while our daughter began to go to school. No matter what the situation, every child needs and deserves to ive with both of his/her parents.

I realised that today (8 march 2019) is women’s day. And in a way, I inadvertently gave a nice Women’s day gift to the lady. Today, I will be attending a Women’s day function in the office. I think that I may have already done something more worthwhile that mouthing a few platitutes in that gathering. And I feel quite satisfied and proud of myself.

On this occasion, here is a suitable song that tells us that we should do good for others because what we do to others comes back to us. The song is from “Khul Ja Sim Sim”(1956). The song is sung by Rafi (an appropriate singer for a song of this genre, if I must add). Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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


Song-Ye hai kaanoon uska jisne ye duniya banaai hai(Khul Ja Sim Sim)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

aa aa aa
ye hai kaanoon uska
jisne ye duniya banaai hai
ye hai farmaan uska
jiski ye saari khudaai hai

o o o o
o o o
bhalaai kar bhala hoga
buraai kar bura hoga
bhalaai kar bhala hoga
buraai kar bura hoga
bhalaai kar bhala hoga
buraai kar bura hoga
koi dekhe na dekhe
par khuda to dekhta hoga

isi duniya mein jannat hai
yahi duniya jahannum hai
agar aamaal achche hain
to phir kis baat ka gham hai
tere aamaalnaame se hi tera faisla hoga
bhalaai kar bhala hoga
buraai kar bura hoga
koi dekhe na dekhe
par khuda to dekhta hoga

bhala hoga
aa aa
bhala hoga
aa aa aa

yahaan neki badi do raaste hain
gaur se sun le
tujhe jaana hai kis manzil pe
apna raasta chun le
kadam uthne se pahle soch le
anjaam kya hoga
bhalaai kar bhala hoga
buraai kar bura hoga
koi dekhe na dekhe
par khuda to dekhta hoga

bhala hoga
aa aa
bhala hoga
aa aa aa

gareebon ki madad kar
bekason ka saath deta ja
ye sauda naqad hai
is haath de is haath leta ja
wahi kaam aayega tere
jo toone de diya hoga
bhalaai kar bhala hoga
buraai kar bura hoga
koi dekhe na dekhe
par khuda to dekhta hoga


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Blog Day : 3850 Post No. : 14862

I am sure, many of us have gone through this experience in our lives. Some song heard sometime, somewhere haunts you so much that you can not simply forget it. In due course of time, this disappears, but at a later time, may be after many years when you hear that song again, all your memories come back and you are lost in Nostalgia.

Same thing has happened to me about today’s song, which is from an old film Raaz-1949. It is sung by Mohd. Rafi- who was just beginning to make a mark for him in Hindi film music. When I heard this song after almost 65-70 years, all old memories flashed before my eyes.

It was early 1950 or so. Our house in Hyderabad was second in a lane. Just outside the lane, on the main road and on the opposite side, was a Hotel- Hotel Madina. This hotel was famous in our area, because the owner used to play all latest Hindi film songs on his Gramophone from 7 am to 7 pm. A reasonable crowd of music lovers sat there for hours. In fact the Hotel had become a meeting point for friends. Many ‘ latest ‘ songs were introduced to me this way. I had first heard this Rafi song from film Raaz-49 here only and I fell in love with this song. I remember, I forced my father to buy this record so that I could hear it more often.

Like many other songs, this too went at the backstage and I was swayed by some other lilting songs. That was a period when ” ek se badh kar ek ” songs were rolled out. As the time went and years passed by, I never heard this song again till last week. I was searching for some other song on You Tube, and my eyes fell on this song. Feeling something familiar, I played the song and my God !, I can not describe how many times I must have heard this song till now. I felt as if I met a long lost friend. I remembered my childhood ( I might be about 10-12 years old that time, my friends and the evenings spent clustering near that hotel, so that we could hear the songs.
Now all facilities are available at beck and call, but where are those days, those friends and those songs ?

Coming to today’s film Raaz-49, as many as 6 films with same title are made so far, add to that a few more with the word Raaz in its titles. This film was produced by Neelkamal Kalamandir and was directed by Emmanuel. The 10 songs written by Mirazi and Gulzar Nadeem were composed by the talented but unlucky Sardar Malik (HFGK mentions his name as Malik Sardar). For 10 songs 7 singers were used. One song from this film is already discussed here. I have noticed a peculiar thing about this film and that is, that for its director Emmanuel, Lyricist Mirazi and one singer Shaila, this was the only film they contributed.

The Hero of the film was Mohan Sehgal. Born in Jallundhar, Punjab, on 1-12-1921, Mohan came to to the films to become an actor-preferably a Hero. He acted in 7 films- Neecha Nagar and Chalis Karod in 1946,Phool aur kante-48, Raaz-49, Afsar-50, Humsafar-53 and Suhana Geet-63. But he was known more as a Producer/Director. He directed 18 films- from Aulad-54 to Kasam suhag ki-89. Some of his well known films were, New Delhi-56,Kanyadan-63, Sawan Bhadon-70, and Raja Jaani-72. His favourite actors were Kishore kumar, Dharmendra, Rekha and Hema Malini as well as Navin Nischol. Mohan Sehgal died on 19-10-2005 in Mumbai.

In this film there are two names which are not well known to many. One of them was Maya Devi. Maya Devi was from Bombay and started her career from silent films in 1928 with Anarkali by imperial. Her first Talkie film was Kunwari ya widhva-35. Her real name was Leela. She became a favourite of Bombay Talkies and she did 6 films with them in 37 and 38. In all she did 5 silent films and 31 Talkie films till 1949. Her last film in India was Raaz-49. She got married with a Muslim and then migrated to Pakistan, where she did 19 films and then retired in 1964. Her first film in Pakistan was Phere-1949. She died in Lahore on 1-2-67. She did films in Gujarati and Punjabi also.

The second name is S.B.Nayampalli, who was a popular Villain in his films. S.B.Nayampalli was born in south Karnataka. In 1915,his family shifted to Bombay. His personality was imposing with fair colour, six feet height and solid physique. Due to father’s death, he did a job in P and T department, but soon he left it and joined as a clerk in Killick Nixon company. He was a commerce graduate and was fond of playing Cricket, representing his company at Club cricket championships.

S.B. Nayampally (or Nayampalli) was working at the firm of Killick, Nixon and Company when he was discovered by film director P.Y. Altekar at a gym where Nayampally regularly exercised. Altekar felt that Nayampally very much resembled the famous French boxer Georges Carpenter and would be perfect for the stunt films that had become popular at the time. At Altekar’s urging, Nayampally joined Imperial Studios and was quickly cast in his first film, Wedding Night(1929), opposite the popular actress Jilloo. When he arrived at Imperial to begin his first day of filming he was amused to find that the building now used for the studio had formerly housed the school he’d attended as a child.“Wedding Night was a stunt film of the Robin Hood type,” Nayampally explained in a 1964 interview. “It had a little more of a plot to it than many films of the same class. My next film, Hell’s Paradise (1929), I remember for three reasons. One, it was based on a real-life episode involving an Indian prince and a foreign girl, described as an adventuress. Two, Mama Warerekar, the noted writer, did the story. Three, the film had a kissing scene, probably the first ever in an Indian film.”

Nayampalli was cast in Imperial’s Noorjehan (1931), which was initially to be a silent picture, but because of the success of their film Alam Ara (1931), which was India’s first talkie, the studio decided to make Noorjehan partly with sound. Nayampally was not originally cast in Noorjehan, but a chance meeting with the film’s director, Ezra Mir, got him the role of Prince Salim in the film.Nayampally then played Karna in Imperial’s next sound film, the mythological Draupadi (1931), but the actor considered his best mythological role to be that of the wily Shakuni in Mahatma Vidur (1943), a part that was appreciated by critics and the public, alike.

As sound films came in, silent actors were being discarded in favor of those with stage backgrounds and could not sing, so Nayampalli joined the Grant Anderson Theatrical Company which specialized in Shakespearean plays. After gaining some experience he tried to rejoin films, but without much luck. His previous roles had been leads, so he decided if he wanted to work regularly, maybe he should take a different approach and he offered himself up for character parts.His break came in the role of a hunchback in love with the heroine in Ezra Mir’s Zarina which starred Jal Merchant and Zubeida. The dentures he wore for the role were created specially by a dentist named Jimmy Gheista who had trained abroad with the dentist who had made similar dentures for Lon Chaney.

Nayampally had learned early on how to apply make-up for his roles and, in fact, he became so good at it he eventually came to specialize in horror make-up, which earned him the nickname “The Indian Lon Chaney.” Indeed, Chaney, Erich von Stroheim, Emil Jannings, and John Barrymore were the actors that Nayampally most tried to emulate. Boris Karloff was another of his role models. He was able to put his make-up expertise to good use for the film Sair-e-Paristan (1934), where he was a vampire-like devil, and in Zingaro(1935), in which he played a monster created by a mad scientist, and then as a the hairy “missing link” in Zambo (1937) and its sequel Zambo Ka Beta (1938). For Kalkoot (1935) he created a make-up to resemble the wrinkled effect that Karloff had used in The Mummy(1932).

Nayampally continued working in films throughout the 1940s and 50s, particularly in mythologicals and costume pictures including Raj Nartaki (1941), Nagad Narayan (1943), Vishwas 1943), Taramati(1945), Urvashi (1946), Jhansi-Ki-Rani (1953), Durgesh Nandini (1956), Basant Bahar (1956) and Shiv Parvati (1962) His last credited film appearance was in 1970’s Priya.

After the career in films ended, he started making Documentaries. He made about 35 documentaries. He won ‘ Silver Dolphin’ award for his documentary in the International Film Festival at Teheran in 1970.

He died on 7-5-1994, in Mumbai.

Sardar Malik today is a lesser known composer compared to other giants of the film industry, but he has created some golden melodies.

Born on 13-1- 1925, Sardar Malik had learned classical music from Ustad Alauddin Khan. He also learned a variety of dancing skills from Pt.Uday Shankar. Some other stars like Guru Dutt and Mohan Sehgal too were part of the troop under Pt. Uday Shankar, same time.

Sardar Malik got his break as a Music Director in a movie called ‘Renuka’ which released in 1947. Sardar Malik also sang 4 songs in this movie – 2 solo songs and also 2 duets with Zohrabai. But the movie was not a big success and he remained unrecognized. In the same year, he also composed music for a movie ‘Rain Basera’, but that movie too was not successful. In 1949, only one movie released of Sardar Malik and that was ‘Raaz’. The movie had some wonderful numbers from Rafi, Amirbai and Binapani Mukherjee.

In 1951, Sardar Malik shared the credits with Husnalal Bhagatram and composed a few songs for a movie ‘Stage’, which had lovely numbers sung by Asha Bhosle like ‘Dil Machalne Laga’. Asha Bhosle had excellent control in her voice in the early 50s and her association with Sardar Malik was very special in this era when Lata and Geeta Dutt were at the top.

His next movie was ‘Laila Majnu’ which was a huge success. Sardar Malik composed only 3 songs for this movie ‘Baharon Ki Duniya Pukare’, ‘Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon’ and ‘Dekh Li Ae Ishq’. All the other songs were composed by Ghulam Mohammed but the songs showed his versatility and he gained recognition in the film industry. Thokar (1953) established Sardar Malik as a successful composer. Songs like ‘Ae Gham-e-Dil Kya Karoon’ by Talat and Asha Bhosle and ‘Hawa Ghungunayee Fiza Muskayee’ are evergreen numbers.

‘Aulad’ (1954) showed Sardar Malik’s overall class through his magical compositions. This movie had some great numbers like ‘Duniya Tasveer Ha’i (Talat Mahmood) and ‘Tum Salamat Raho Hazar Baras’ (Asha). The same year saw the release of ‘Chor Bazar’ (1954), which had some of the best songs rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. She sang 3 beautiful songs in this movie ‘Chalta Rahe Yeh Karvan’, ‘Huyi Yeh Humse Yeh Nadani’ and ‘Dar Dar Ki Thokrein Hain’.

In the mid-50’s Sardar Malik composed music for few movies like Ab-e-Hayat-55, Taxi-555-58, Chamak Chandni-57 and Maa Ke Aansoo-59. All these movies had some nice songs. If we observe the decade of 50s, Asha Bhosle, Talat Mahmood and Rafi sang some of the best songs of Sardar Malik.

The decade of 60’s saw the release of ‘Saranga’ (1960), which can be considered as one of the best movies of Indian Cinema. The title song of the movie sung by Mukesh and the sad version of the same sung by Rafi is still as popular as it was 60 yrs ago. Many veteran music composers consider this movie as the best movie composed by Sardar Malik ever. The same year saw the release of ‘Mera Ghar Mere Bachche’ which contained some great songs sung by Mukesh, my favorite song being the duet of Mukesh with Suman Kalyanpur ‘Baharon Se Poochho’.

Sardar Malik remained active in the first half of the 1960s and composed some outstanding music for second rung movies like Madan Manjari, Bachpan, Pick Pocket, Naag Mohini, Jantar Mantar, Maharani Padmini, Roop Sundari and Main Hoon Jadugar. It was destiny that most of the films he composed for were not box-office successes, but he never compromised on the quality of his music. His career appears to come to an abrupt halt in the mid-60s. The last movie of Sardar Malik was Gynaaniji which released in 1977. This movie had songs sung by Rafi, Asha, Jaspal Singh and Jagat Singh Jagga.

Sardar Malik had huge knowledge on all forms of Indian Music. He always depended on light background orchestration in many of his songs. He made the use of accordion and flute in many of his songs. As he was classically trained, he had excellent knowledge on various raagas too.

Married to noted lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri’s sister, Kausar Jahan (Bilqis), Sardar Malik had three sons – Anu, Abu and Dabbu Malik. Thanks to his father’s blessings, Anu Malik met with a lot of success in the 1990s and 2000s.

Sardar Malik passed away on January 27th 2006, but the legacy he has left behind will always remain with us.

Today’s song is a mesmerising song and i believe, this song has inspired a few songs in Hindi films, in later years. Enjoy….

( Thanks for some information used herein from Beete kal ke sitare by S. Tamrakar, apnaarchieve, Mike Barnum blog, pakmag.com, Filmdom-46 and HFGK along with my notes.)


Song-Samay ka chakkar sau bal khaaye (Raaz)(1949) Singer-Mohd. Rafi, Lyrics- Mirazi, MD- Sardar Malik

Lyrics

samay ka chakkar sau bal khaaye ae
sau bal khaaye
aage jaa kar laut na paaye ae
ghoom ghoom kar badhta jaaye
ghoom ghoom kar badhta jaaye
peechhe sab sansaar
peechhe sab sansaar
bolo
o bolo
chakkoo chhuri dhaar
bolo
chakkoo chhuri dhaar

dhaar bane aur chakkar ghoome
phoot ke har chingaari jhoome ae
dhaar bane aur chakkar ghoome
phoot ke har chingaari jhoome
dekho is ki jyot mein chamke
jag jeewan ka pyaar
jag jeewan ka pyaar
bolo
ho bolo
chakkoo chhuri dhaar
chakkoo chhuri dhaar

baalak samjhe ise khilauna
ye zehri talwaar
baalak samjhe ise khilauna
ye zehri talwaar
moorakh isko haath lagaaye
kar de maaraamaar
kar de maaraamaar

jag mein jeet usi ki pyaare ae
jag mein jeet usi ki pyaare
jiske dil mein pyaar
jiske dil mein pyaar
bolo
ho bolo
chakkoo chhuri dhaar
chakkoo chhuri dhaar

dharti badle roop anjaane
aasmaan aisi reet na jaane ae
dharti badle roop anjaane
aasmaan aisi reet na jaane ae
jab tak apne saath jawaani ee
man dekhe sapne manmaane
jeewan poorampaar
bolo
ho bolo
chakkoo chhuri dhaar
chakkoo chhuri dhaar


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Today’s song is from film ‘Bhedi Bangla’ (1949). This film was produced by Anand Subramanyam, under the banner of Jagriti films, owned by Master Bhagwan. The story, dialogues and songs were by Ehsaan Rizvi and music was by P Ramakant. This was a name used by C Ramchandra, because he was under contract with Filmistan and could not give music in his own name. It started with Raja Nene’s film Shadi Se Pehle’ in 1947, in which he first used his assistant’s name Paingankar (the joint MD was Karnad). His name was Ramakant Paingankar and was assisting Chitalkar for a long time. Later, for Bhagwan’s films like ‘Bhedi Bangla’, ‘Bhole Bhale’ (1949), ‘Babuji’ (1950), and ‘Bakshish’ (1950) also, Chitalkar used the pseudo name P Ramakant as MD (information from Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar Kosh by Madhu Potdar).

Master Bhagwan was a very hard working person. In the real sense, he brought in the wave of stunt films in the late 40s. After the films of Master Vithal and Fearless Nadia waned in their popularity by 1944-45, it was Master Bhagwan, who established his own Production house – Jagriti Films, and produced several stunt films. He had a set of actors and actresses, which included Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Azeembhai, Shanta Patel, Chanchal, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla and Vitha Lokare.

The storyline for most of his films was also fixed. Two young vagabonds – Baburao Pehelwan and Bhagwan, come to Bombay in search of employment. One Sethji (Azeembhai) appoints them to protect him from the local criminal (Vasantrao Pehelwan). Sethji has a good looking daughter (one of the stock Heroines), who has a maid (another girl from the stock). Baburao loves Seth ji’s daughter and Bhagwan loves the maid. After lot many stunts and fighting scenes, the end would be happy. The same story with changed names and other minor changes was used in almost all his films like ‘Badla’, ‘Bahadur’, ‘Jalan’, ‘Madadgaar’, ‘Dosti’, ‘Shake Hand’, ‘Matlabi’, ‘Bach Ke Rehna’, ‘Bhole Bhale’, ‘Jeete Raho’ or such other films. The audience did not mind . They were happy with the stunts. (Did Nasir Hussain get inspiration from Bhagwan in this matter ?)

Master Bhagwan entered the film world with silent film ‘Bewafa Ashiq’ (1930). His first talkie film was ‘Himmat-e-Marda’ (1934). Initially, like all other heroes, even Bhagwan used to sing his own songs. Once he had gone to Columbia company for rehearsal and recording a song. While entering, he saw a young man sitting under a tree and writing something. After rehearsal, he saw that fellow again and even after recording the man was still writing something. Bhagwan went to him and asked with curiosity what was he writing. The man answered, I am writing songs and stories. He came to know that his name was Ehsaan Rizvi and that he too lives in Dadar like Bhagwan. He took Rizvi’s address and left.

In 1938, Bhagwan got his first film as a director- ‘Bahadur Kisaan’ (1938). He called Ehsan Rizvi and gave him the job of writing the story, dialogues and songs. From that day Ehsaan Rizvi became a part of his team. He wrote for at least 25 films of Bhagwan’s. Born in 1914, Rizvi wrote lyrics for 60 films, but most of them were B or C grade films. He however wrote dialogues and screenplay for some well known films like ‘Do Ustad’ (1959), ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960), ‘Woh Kaun Thi’ (1964), ‘Aan Milo Sajna’ (1971), ‘Gopichand Jasoos’ (1982) etc. He had shared the Filmfare award for dialogues of ‘Mughal e Azam’, with 3 other writers. He died on 16-1-1983.

Bhagwan and CR got introduced when Bhagwan was directing film ‘Bahadur Kisaan’ for producer Chandrarao Kadam. The MD was Meer Saheb and CR was his assistant. Of course, that time he was just Ram Chitalkar. Their friendship lasted for many more years. For film ‘Bahadur Kisaan’, the background music was composed by Naushad, CR and Sajjad Hussain. Naushad played piano, CR played organ and Sajjad played mandolin. Another person Prem, played clarinet. They were all struggling artistes then.

In 1942 Bhagwan directed ‘Sukhi Jeevan’, for which CR was the MD for the first time. Bhagwan and the producer Harishchandra Rao Kadam had some dispute on payments. Bhagwan decided to start his own production company and he started Jagriti Pictures. His first film was ‘Badla’ (1943). For this film he took 80,000 from a financier, with a condition of repaying one lakh rupees after the film is released. After this film Bhagwan churned out film after film in the stunt genre. In 1949, Bhagwan made film ‘Bhedi Bangla’, which was the first of its kind – a sort of horror cum mystery film. The film was a hit film. With this film Bhagwan had reached the zenith of his stunt films.

In this film, there were several scenes, where Bhagwan sees a ghost and his eyes widen and breath is held up. Due to the strain on the eyes, they became red and swollen and after some time, suddenly, he could not see anything. He thought that he has become blind. He shouted for his brother Shanker. Bhagwan was immediately taken to a hospital in Girgaon. The doctor examined him,gave him an injection and some tablets. That night he slept like a dead man, but after getting up on next day noon, he was happy that his eyesight was normal now.

Bhagwan had noticed that whenever his film’s trial show was arranged, a handsome young man would be present there. When he saw this man at the trial show of ‘Bhedi Bangla’ again, he inquired as to who he was. The young man told him that his name was Raj Kapoor and he was son of the great Prithviraj Kapoor. Bhagwan called him and asked him why he came. Raj kapoor said, “Sir, I like your stunt films. I am your fan. In my films, I copy your dance style. Why don’t you make a social film ?”. Few days later, even CR also pushed him hard to enter the social film genre now, so that CR can openly lend his name to Bhagwan’s films as MD and his film will get the benefit of his fame. Thereafter Bhagwan started thinking about it seriously and then ‘Albela’ happened. The rest is history, as they say! The story of Albela making, some other time. . .

The story of film Bhedi Bangla was,

Shyam (Baburao Pehelwan) and Manglu (Bhagwan) are friends and good for nothing. They come to Bombay to look for easy money. They pretend to be lame and blind and start begging. However, after few days, their secret is out and and the enraged public of Bombay gives them a sound thrashing. An onlooker calls them and asks if they would do a good job, instead of this nonsense. The agree and they are appointed as watchmen for a deserted haveli. It is owned by a Sethani (Tarabai – elder sister of Sitara Devi and mother of dancer Gopi Krishna). Her daughter is beautiful Prema (Leela Gupte). There is an estate manager also (Azeembhai – who later became a famous fight master in Hindi films), who does not like their coming there.

One day the friends find the dead body of the haveli’s maali (gardener) (Inamdar) in the premises of the haveli. The estate manager complains to the police. Police start investigations. Maali had a good looking daughter – Champa (Usha Shukla). While Manglu tries to take care of her, the estate manager tells police that he suspects this duo of murdering the maali. In absence of any proof, police do not arrest them but keep an eye on them.

Suddenly, the friends start seeing ghosts in the haveli. First few days, they are scared, but realise that this is all bogus and they try to reach the bottom of the matter. Finally, they unearth a plan of the estate manager to scare everybody, so that no one will remain there and he can conduct his gold smuggling business from there. He only has murdered the maali. After solid stunts and fighting scenes, the culprits are arrested and Shyam and Prema and Manglu and Champa are united. (658).

The film had 8 songs. Most songs are available on You Tube. 4 songs are already discussed here. Today’s song is the 5th song. It is a duet of Lata and Chitalkar. All in all, ‘Bhedi Bangla’ aka ‘The House of Mystery’ was a ‘paisa vasool‘ entertainment.

(Thanks to ‘Ek Albela’ by Isaq Mujawar and Mike Barnum’s Blog, for some information used here).

 

Song – Aansoo Na Bahaana, Ab Aansoo Na Bahaana  (Bhedi Bangla (aka House of Mystery)) (1949) Singer – Chitalkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Ehsaan Rizvi, Music – P Ramakant (aka C Ramchandra)
Chitalkar + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

mast pawan is  phulwari mein
kali kali khilaati hai
mast pawan is  phulwari mein
kali kali khilaati hai
usi chaman mein raen andhere
shabnam neer bahaati hai
usi chaman mein raen andhere
shabnam neer bahaati hai
tum kehte ho is jag mein
bas hansna aur hasaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

sukh mein to hansti hai duniya
sabka yehi haal hai
sukh mein to hansti hai duniya
sabka yehi haal hai
lekin dukh utha kar koi
hanse to phir ye kamaal hai
lekin dukh utha kar koi
hanse to phir ye kamaal hai
jag ki reet badal kar dekho
dukh ko bhi sukh banaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

sach poocho do dil ka milna
kaanta bhi hai phool bhi
pyaar ko sach maano to sach hai
bhool kaho to bhool bhi
sach poocho do dil ka milna
kaanta bhi hai phool bhi
pyaar ko sach maano to sach hai
bhool kaho to bhool bhi
lekin dil mein himmat ho to
khud badlega zamaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————-

आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

मस्त पावन इस फुलवारी में
कली कली खिलाती है
मस्त पावन इस फुलवारी में
कली कली खिलाती है
उसी चमन में रैन अंधेरे
शबनम नीर बहाती है
उसी चमन में रैन अंधेरे
शबनम नीर बहाती है
तुम कहते हो इस जग में
बस हँसना और हँसाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

सुख में तो हँसती है दुनिया
सबका येही हाल है
सुख में तो हँसती है दुनिया
सबका येही हाल है
लेकिन दुख उठा कर कोई
हँसे तो फिर ये कमाल है
लेकिन दुख उठा कर कोई
हँसे तो फिर ये कमाल है
जग की रीत बदल कर देखो
दुख को भी सुख बनाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

सच पूछो दो दिल का मिलना
काँटा भी है फूल भी
प्यार को सच मानो तो सच है
भूल कहो तो भूल भी
सच पूछो दो दिल का मिलना
काँटा भी है फूल भी
प्यार को सच मानो तो सच है
भूल कहो तो भूल भी
लेकिन दिल में हिम्मत हो तो
खुद बदलेगा ज़माना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना


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