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Blog Day :

4748 Post No. : 16478

Hullo Atuldom

18th July 2012- nine years to the date since the first superstar of Bollywood passed away. An actor who charmed his way into the hearts of his (female) fans with a smile that reached his eyes and could express his emotions with his eyes.

The style with which he said “Pushpa, I hate tears”. Or the the way he said “why are you roing?” to his girlfriend (Farida Jalal) who has come to wish him ‘all the best’ as he is leaving for the war.

Can anyone forget “Zindagi aur maut toh uparwale ke haath mein hain jahaanpanaah……” There are numerous such dialogues and sequences that are etched in the collective minds of his fans. But all these superlative scenes and dialogues came in the first few years of his stardom when he gave 15 consecutive hits.

What happened next? A tall lanky man walked in and went on to become the next superstar. But did he actually dislodge our Kaka from his pedestal? Not exactly. Kaka still kept coming up with movies were he was the solo hero, which were decently successful at the Box-Office too. In 1984-85 he had 11 releases of which 8 were hits in spite of the Amitabh mania being at its peak. In fact none of the superstars (past and/or present) Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan or Shahrukh Khan or all those who followed, can say that they have similar crazy fans. There are anecdotes about how female fans threw themselves at his car, how many of them were heart-broken when he got married etc.

I have read Amitabh Bachchan’s blog (that is the only other film-based blog, besides ASAD that I read/follow on such occasions) where he has said “The word ‘Superstar’ was invented for him, and for me it shall ever remain his, and no others .. !! His generation and the generations that follow, shall never be able to describe, or understand his phenomena .. !!”. What more can say about Kaka a.k.a Rajesh Khanna.

He was the highest paid actor for the longest time and he made an eye-pleasing pair with all his heroines of the time. Be it Hema Malini, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Moushumi, Waheeda Rehman, Zeenat, Parveen babi etc. etc. etc. and Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Padmini Kolhapure, Tina Munim etc. from the next set. R D Burman, Kishore Kumar and Rajesh Khanna were a successful team and had worked together in 32 films. He had a keen sense of music and the songs of his movies right from ‘aur kuch der thahar aur kuch der na jaa’ to ‘Jai Jai Shiv Shankar’ to any songs, which any reader wants to add in this list, are well loved and still popular .

Selecting a song for this post was not easy as there are so many songs to choose from. I have tried to find a song which is not by R D Burman and the first song that I thought of is a personal favourite which, I am surprised, is not yet on the blog. In fact, Sudhirji had pointed out the absence of this song on the blog a long time back.

The song is written by Sawan Kumar Tak and composed by Usha Khanna. The song had two versions one by Lata Mangeshkar which was sung on screen by Padmini Kolhapure and the other by Kishore Kumar which was lip synced by (but of course) Rajesh Khanna. Both the versions cannot be classified as happy or sad but the song is very philosophical. Yes, I am talking of “Zindagi pyar ka geet hai” from ‘Soutan’ (1983). I don’t want to get into any discussion about which version is better and has stood the test of time. We shall straight away get to the song.

Here is that ever-so-popular song where we have both actors at their emotional best.

Male version

Female version

Song-Zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ise har dil ko gaana padega(Sautan)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar/ Lata, Lyrics-Saawan Kumar Tak, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

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Male version (Kishore Kumar)
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zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega
zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega
zindagi gham ka saagar bhi hai ae ae
hans ke us paar jaana padega

zindagi ek ehsaas hai
toote dil ki koi aas hai
zindagi ek ehsaas hai
toote dil ki koi aas hai
zindagi ek vanwaas hai ae ae
kaat kar sabko jaana padega
zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega

aaaaa aaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa

zindagi bewafa hai toh kya
apne roothe hain humse toh kya
zindagi bewafa hai toh kya
apne roothe hain humse toh kya
haath mein haath na ho toh kya aa aa
saath phir bhi nibhaana padega
zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega

zindagi ek muskaan hai
dard ki koi pehchaan hai
zindagi ek muskaan hai
dard ki koi pehchaan hai
zindagi ek mehmaan hai ae ae
chhod sansaar jaana padega
zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega
zindagi gham ka saagar bhi hai ae ae
hans ke us paar jaana padega
aaaaa aaaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaa aaaa

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Female version (Lata Mangeshkar)
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zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega
zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega
zindagi gham ka saagar bhi hai ae ae
hans ke us paar jaana padega

jiska jitna ho aanchal yahaan par
usko saugaat utni milegi
la la laa
la la laa
la la la la laa
jiska jitna ho aanchal yahaan par
usko saugaat utni milegi
phool jeevan mein gar na khilen toh
kaanton se bhi nibhaana padega
zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega

hai agar door manzil toh kya
raasta bhi hai mushkil toh kya
la la laa
la la laa
laa laa laa laa laaa
hai agar door manzil toh kya
raasta bhi hai mushkil toh kya aa aa
raat taaron bhari na mile toh o
dil ka deepak jalaana padega aa
zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega

zindagi ek paheli bhi hai,
sukh dukh ki saheli bhi hai
la la laa
la la laa
laa laa laa laa laaa
zindagi ek paheli bhi hai
sukh dukh ki saheli bhi hai ae ae
zindagi ek vachan bhi toh hai ae ae
jise sabko nibhaana padega aa
zindagi pyaar ka geet hai ae ae
ise har dil ko gaana padega
zindagi gham ka sagar bhi hai ae ae
hans ke us paar jaana padega


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

Blog Day :

4734 Post No. : 16454 Movie Count :

4468

Hullo Atuldom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy version (Duet)

Sad version (Sung by Md Aziz)

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Blog Day :

4722 Post No. : 16433

Today’s song is from a Mythological film- Shri Krishna Bhakti-1955. Made under the banner of Combined films Traders, Bombay, it was directed by the Wizard of Trick scenes- Babubhai Mistry. MD was my favourite- Chitragupta. All the 8 songs of this film were written by G S Nepali.

Hindu religion describes how the 10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu (Dashavataar) actually represent the Evolution of the Human race. The 10 Avatars were…

1. Matsya….Life started from water.
2. Kachha(Tortoise)…. First Amphibian who learned to live both in Sea and on Land.
3. Varaah (The Boar)….Life solely on Land.
4. Narsimha….Half qualities of Animal and half of Human.
5. Waman….Developing Humans.
6. Parshuram….Human ruled by Emotions
7. Shri Ram….Perfect Human being.
8. Shri Krishna….Survival amongst the opposition.
9. The Buddha….Extreme stage of Sacrifice
10. Kalki….End of Anarchy and present set up, to start a New Age all over again….Yet to come.

The most popular among these are, of course, Ram and Krishna. But what was the necessity of these Avatars at all ? Answer to this is in Bhagwad Geeta. BHAGAVAD GITA is one of our cultural heritage books. It is a part of Mahabharat and is also a part of Bramhopnishad-which is a scripture on Yogas.

This is a dialogue between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjun. The legend says that when Kauravas and Pandavas stood opposite each others for a war on Kurukshetra, Dhritrashtra,the blind father of Kauravas asked Sanjay- who had the divine power of seeing the war at Kurukshetra- to describe him the war happenings. Sanjay starts and in the course of his reporting, the entire Geeta too is narrated.

Without going into the details further, enough to stress that Lord Shrikrishna explains to Arjuna that, whenever there is a decline of Dharma and righteousness, He takes birth from age to age (sambhavami yuge yuge), to protect the virtuous, destroy evil-doers and to reestablish Dharma and righteousness.

This is described in the IV chapter, stanzas 7 and 8 in Bhagavad Gita thus-

“Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya
Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha,
Abhyuthanam Adharmaysya
Tadatmanam Srijami Aham’.

Bhagavad Gita (Chapter IV-7)

“Whenever there is decay
of righteousness O! Bharatha
And a rise of unrighteousness
then I manifest Myself!”

Praritranaya Sadhunam
Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam
Dharamasansthapnaya
Sambhavami Yuge-Yuge.”

Bhagavat Gita (Chapter IV-8)

“For the protection of the good,
for the destruc­tion of the wicked and
for the establishment of righteousness,
I am born in every age.”

Indian filmmakers have made several films on the stories associated with these two Avatars- Ram and Krishn. Lord Ram has always been hailed as the “Purushottam” or the complete man. Personally, I feel that Characters like Shri Ram are not suitable for this age. For today’s times, the best suited is Krishna. While Ram taught us how to rule righteously, Krishna taught us how to win over the Villains and be successful. In today’s context, Krishn-Niti is more suitable,I aver. When your righteous living is in danger due to evil forces, you can not remain like a Purshottam. You will need to adopt Krishn Niti for survival. The best difference between these two can be explained by this Shlok.

Shri Ram – Ahinsa Parmo Dharmah….There is nothing greater than Non violence.

Shri Krishna – Dharma Hinsa tathaiva cha….You are justified to pick up arms for a just cause.

For the last 100 odd years, we were taught only the first part, but now we realise the second part is more suitable for our survival, in these times. Krishna Niti says, there is nothing wrong to adopt unconventional methods if your Right Cause is facing strong opposition. Lord Krtishna’s life was full of interesting episodes and therefore I like Krishna more than Ram, for his relevance to modern times.

Today’s song is from a film which depicts the story of a Krishn Bhakt. It is about how the devotee is saved from imminent death. The story of the film is….

In a village lives a boastful Bramhin Balbhadra Shastri and Cheta-the Krishn Bhakta Harijan. One day Cheta invites several Sadhus for food, whom Balbhadra had insulted. At the time of meals, the Sadhus get more than enough food. At the same time, food from Balbhadra’s house disappears. This enrages Balbhadra Shastri. On Janmashtami day, Shanti- Balbhadra’s daughter serves Prasad to Seva, son of Cheta. Balbhadra is very angry and hits Seva. He becomes unconscious. Same time the Idol in the temple disappears miraculously. People are afraid and request Cheta to invoke God to come back. Cheta sings a Bhajan and Seva comes alive and at the same time the Temple idol returns. All the people start hailing Cheta.

Balbhadra is very angry and decides to kill Cheta, but in the melee, instead of Cheta, Balbhadra kills his own daughter Shanta. Balbhadra accuses Cheta of her murder and takes him to court. Cheta is sentenced to death. On the day of execution, when Cheta is singing a bhajan while on way to the Gallows, suddenly, Shanta comes running and explains that the killed girl was someone else and she was kidnapped. Cheta is freed. Balbhadra repents and Cheta is honoured as a Great Krishn Bhakt.

The great Editor and special effect-Trick scene expert Babubhai Mistri ( 5-9-1918 to 20-12-2010), in the beginning, was an assistant with Prakash pictures.Prakash was making a film “Khwabon ki Duniya”- 37, based on the famous novel “The Invisible Man” by H.G.Wells,1897.The shooting started but the basic problem was how to show the ‘invisible‘ man. There was no special effect technique available in India till then, like in Hollywood.

Vijay Bhatt had an assistant called Babubhai Mistri, who accepted the challenge and using a dim light, a black curtain and a black thread to move articles, he achieved the desired results. This made the film not only a hit and popular one, but also a unique one. Babubhai Mistri, thus, became the father of the trick scenes and special effects in India. In the process, Babubhai also earned a nickname of ‘kaala dhaaga‘ (black thread) for the rest of his life, in the film industry.

Babubhai directed 49 Hindi films-mostly B and C grade Mythologicals, Costume, and Historical films. He also directed 1 Telugu and 9 Gujarati films. His first film as a director was Muqabala-42. Surprisingly he started off with a social film, but there was a valid reason. The initial Poster Painter had developed into a skilled Editor and trick scene expert, by his own hard work, encouraged by the Wadia brothers. The film was an unusual film of a story of twin sisters. Wadias wanted Babubhai to do something which will make the film stand out from all other such films.

Directed by Babubhai Mistry, it was the last movie of Fearless Nadia for Wadia Movietone. She had a double role of twin sisters: good Madhuri and bad Rita.
This film was First in India to use Split-screen method for double roles, where both sisters could cross each others, shake hands and talk together. The other attraction was the Night club set, which, in case of police Raid, could be converted into a respected residence in few minutes. It was a great fun to watch these two things.
A happy ending picture, but to see and hear the laboured Hindi dialogues of Madhuri (good Nadia) was another treat.

Today’s song is a bhajan by Mohd. Rafi and chorus.


Song- Ganga mein nahin Jamuna mein nahin (Shri Krishn Bhakti)(1955) Singer- Mohd. Rafi, Lyricist- G S Nepali, MD- Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

Ganga mein nahin
Jamuna mein nahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin een een een
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode
kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode

sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
heere mein nahin moti mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala
chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala

jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
dharti mein nahin saagar mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein
paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein

mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
Geeta mein nahin Vedon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin


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 :

4713 Post No. : 16419

Today’s song is from the film Adhikar-1938. Made at Calcutta by New Theatres, the film was directed by P C Barua, who also acted in the film’s both versions-Bangla and Hindi. The film title was the same in both. While the Bangla version released on 12-1-1939, the Hindi version was delayed and released on 21-10-1939.

In the early era of film making, right from the Silent films, Bombay was the most active and important film centre. Two local communities in Bombay were predominantly engaged in filmmaking. One was the Gujarati – who were shrewd businessmen who had an eye on the profits. The other local community was Marathis. Marathi people were poor in finance, bereft of business acumen, they were very good performers. So, they were inclined to acting, direction,production, Art direction, story writing, Music directions, singing etc. Everything and anything that did not involve finance or business !

This continued till the Talkie arrived. Then one more player joined in and that was Bengali community from Calcutta. They recognised the need to showcase their films on the All India platform to make their film industry viable. So, making Hindi films for the All India market started. The pioneers in Cinema in Bengal – the Madons had their own network of Cinema Theatres and after a while New Theatres too established their film distribution network in North, West and South India.

Bengalis were hardworking and intelligent in those days and so understood the mechanics of successful films.First thing that they did was to use established novels and stories from the Bengali literature to make films. The Madons had bought the rights of all the novels of Bankimchandra Chatterjee and the New Theatres followed suit by using Sharadchandra Chatterji and the rest of the famous writers. This made their film’s base strong. Secondly, they introduced their favourite and revered Rabindra Sangeet in film songs. To the Bombay audience, who was bored with classical and stage drama music, this was a welcome change. Thus, in the early years of Talkie films i.e. 1933 to almost 1945, Calocutta contributed substantially in making films popular and profitable.

Automatically, many Bangla artistes tried their hand at acting and Music making in Hindi films. Have you ever heard of these names ?
Radhacharan Bhattacharya, Motibabu, N R Bhattacharya, Shoolpani Mukherjee, S P Mukherjee, V V Ganguly, Niren Lahiri, Shivrani Ghosh, A C Biswas, Bhishmadev Chatterjee etc etc .

I am sure none of these names ring any bell in your mind. Simply because they are not famous Bangla names. Let me tell you that these are some names of Bangla Music Directors, who gave music to Hindi films in the 30s and 40s. The contribution of Bangla artistes in various fields of film making, especially Music composition and singing has been sizable. Over a period, with the emergence and strengthening of regional centres, the contribution started reducing and in a period of 20 years,it trickled to the minimum.

In the decade of the 30s Music Directors like R C Boral, Pankaj Mullik, K C Dey, Timir Baran, Anupam Ghatak and Anil Biswas contributed heavily by building the base of Hindi Film music. In the 40s it was Pannalal Ghosh, Kamal Dasgupta, Pt.Ravishankar and Ram Ganguly. In the 50s it was S D Burman, Salil Chaudhary and Hemant Kumar. In the 60s it was Robin Banerjee, in the 70s it was only R D Burman and in the 80s it was only Bappi Lahiri.

Similarly, among Singers too the initial high number came down over a period. To start with it was K C Dey, Anil Biswas, Ashok Kumar, Asit baran, Harimati Dua, Kalyani Das(real name Zareena), Kanan Devi, Pahadi Sanyal, Pankaj Mullik, Parul Ghosh, Maya Banerjee etc. Then came Ashima Banerjee, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Jagmohan, Juthika Roy, Manna Dey, Ranu Mukherjee, Sandhya Mukherjee, Sailesh Mukherjee, Shankar Dasgupta, Subir Sen, Utpala Sen etc. In the 70 to 85 period it was mainly Kishore Kumar, Amit kumar, Aarti Mukherjee, Bappi Lahiri, Runa Laila, Kalyani Mitra, Pankaj Mitra, Sapan Chakravarty etc. After 85 the number was reduced to Shreya Ghoshal, Abhijeet, Babul Supriyo etc.
(All names are only indicative and not exhaustive).

Amongst the singers from Bengal, possibly Pahadi Sanyal acted in the maximum number of Hindi films-36. He sang 70 songs in 20 Hindi films, the rest were for only acting. His songs with Uma Shashi, Kanan Devi, Molina Devi and Sehgal were famous. Luku Sanyal-the English news Reader of early Doordarshan News was his daughter. Today’s film Adhikar-38 had music by Timir baran bhattacharya. The cast of the film was P C Barua, Jamuna, Menaka, Pahadi Sanyal, Pankaj Mullik, Jagdish Sethi, Bikram Kapooretc.etc. From the cast, Menaka Devi was a member of Same Name Confusion, as there was another Menaka-actress and singer- from Bombay in the same time period.

Menaka Devi (Calcutta Wali) was born in Varanasi on 23-1-1921. Her mother was a resident of the holy city although her father was from Bengal. She studied upto Matriculation. She could speak fluent English and Hindi, but not much of Bangla, having been raised in Varanasi. Her interest in music and dance took her to Bombay where she starred in a couple of films like Prince Thaksen (1929), Uttara Abhimanyu, Ishwar Ki Maut and others as a child artiste. When the Talkie started she acted and sang in Bhedi Rajkumar-34, Pyara Dushman-35 and Krishna Shishtai – 35.

Reportedly, she met the legendary film director Debaki Bose of Bengal during a train journey and he was so impressed by her that he decided to cast her in the lead role of his next venture in the Hindi version of the bilingual Sonar Sansar (1936 in Bangla and Sunehra Sansar-36 in Hindi) and thus began the illustrious career of Menaka Devi.

Her devotion to work was such that she learnt Bengali, her mother tongue although she was anything but fluent in it having spent all her life till then outside Bengal, so that she could play the same role (that of Alka) in the Bengali version also. Dhiraj Bhattacharya was her first hero on the screen. P.C.Barua, who was on the lookout for a young and fresh face to play Jharna in his forthcoming production Mukti (1937) selected her for both the versions ( Bangla and Hindi) and a flow started whereby she starred in films like Adhikar (1939), Abhigyan (1938), Bardidi (1939 in Bangla and Badi Didi in Hindi), Rajat Jayanti (1940) and others.

She decided to try her luck in Bombay around 1944 and starred in a few films there and definitely made her presence felt although playing the second lead most of the time. Kishore Sahu procured her services for Hamari Duniya (1952). She was married to Pannalal Shrivastav and had 1 daughter ( Jaya Ganguly). She turned producer also and this proved her undoing. Both her films as producer, Apna na Huye Apne (No information of this film,probably incomplete) and Jeene Do-48, both starring herself with prominent Bombay stars flopped.

She returned to Calcutta a broken woman and found to her dismay that roles were not coming to her. She joined the MG Enterprise, a drama group of Molina Devi and performed on the stage to continue to live as an actress. She even arranged magic shows along with husband Pannalal Srivastava while small roles came pouring in films like Ekti Raat (1956) and others. The feature that strikes even today while seeing her performance is the spontaneous nature of her acting. Why good roles eluded her is a mystery. She was last seen on the screen in Bhombal Sardar (1983). In all, she acted in 60 films-Bangla and Hindi together. She was in 19 Hindi films and sang 8 songs in 4 Hindi films.

Her end came on 22-1- 2004 after a prolonged fight not only against poor health but also poverty. Her death was reported only in one Bengali daily although news of her death received good coverage on television.

Here is a small note on Jagdish Sethi.

Jagdish Sethi was born on 15-1-1903 at Pind Dandan Khan (Campbellpore) in Punjab.

After matriculation in 1920, he graduated from Lahore. He was known as a fighter in college due to his dominating nature. He joined the film line as assitant cameraman in Punjab film company in 1928.

He went to Calcutta to work as an extra in New Theatres, came back to Bombay and worked in Alam Ara-31. He went back to New Theatres in 1933 and worked in films like President,Anath Ashram,Mukti, jawani ki reet,Ghar ki laaj etc.

He worked in about 85 films in his career. In Bombay he was famous as a person with changing moods. He did not have many friends. He worked in films made by Imperial, Amar Movietone, Maiden Films, New Theatres, Laxmi Productions (belonging to L V Prasad), Janak Productions, Filmistan etc etc. He started his own J.S.Productions and produced and directed films like Do Dil-47, Raat ki Rani-49, Jaggu-52 and Pensioner-54.

He amassed huge wealth. He was fond of Racing, Cards and Tennis. He was also a writer and published a book “Hichkiyan”-short stories on Film world.

He died on 12-6-1969.

Today’s song is sung by Pankaj Mullik, Pahadi Sanyal and Pratap Mukherji. The tune of today’s song is similar to one used in film Forty Days-1959 song of Asha-Manna Dey “Naseeb hoga mera meherbaan kabhi na kabhi”….MD-Bipin-Babul. Enjoy….


Song- Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho (Adhikaar)(1938) Singers- Pankaj Mullik, Pahadi Sanyal, Pratap Mukherjee, Lyricist-Arzoo Lucknavi, MD- Timir Baran Bhattacharya

Lyrics

Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho
zakhm ki tarah hanso
haan zakhm ki tarah hanso
dard ki haalat na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho

sukh mein jo hain
unhen kya kadr (??)
paraaye jo thhaken
haan aan aan
sukh mein jo hain
unhen kya kadr (??)
paraaye jo thhaken
haan aan aan
haan haan
haan aan
?? se achcha hai ke haajat(??) na kaho
?? se achcha hai ke haajat(??) na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho

sabr kadva hai magar
haan aan aan
sabr kadva hai magar
sabr ka phal meethha aa hai ae
haan aan aan
haan
bhes badli hui ??aahat ko
??yat na kaho
bhes badli hui ??aahat ko
??yat na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho

Bhed khulta hai
bharam jaataa hai
hoti hai hansi
?? aane se hi ?? na kaho
?? aane se hi ?? na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho

aa aa aa
apne hi munh se
haaye ye apni hi tauheen
haan aan tauheen
aa aa aa aa
apne hi munh se
haaye ye apni hi tauheen
haan aan tauheen
sharm izzat ki agar hai
to museebat na kaho
gar museebat ki agar hai
to museebat na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho


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

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When Imperial Movietone released India’s  first sound film, ‘Alam Ara’  in  1931, other top film production companies of Hindi films followed suit. Madan Theatre with ‘Shirin Farhad’ (1931), Ranjit Movietone with ‘Dev Devyani’ (1931), Sagar Films with ‘Meri Jaan’ (1931), Prabhat Film Company with ‘Ayodhya Ka Raja’ (1932, in Marathi and Hindi), New Theatre with ‘Mohabbat Ke Aansoo” (1932) were some of the early film production companies to release their first Hindi sound films.

Wadia Brothers were the late entrant to the production of sound films. The reason was that JBH Wadia did not have his own banner when he was making the silent films since 1928. It was only when sound films came into existence, JBH Wadia was joined by his brother Homi Wadia to set up Wadia Movietone in 1933. The banner’s first sound film was ‘Laal-e-Yaman’ (1933) which was directed by JBH Wadia. Wadia Brothers were the populist film-makers who believe in making wholesome entertainment films. They mainly chose the genres of stunts, action, adventure and costume drama films. The first sound film was a money spinner for the banner which enabled them to set up their own studio.

‘Laal-e-Yaman’ (1933) will be remembered for shaping the career of two artists who acted in the film in side roles.  First, Master Feroze Dastoor was introduced in the film as a singer-actor. JBH Wadia was a patron of Hindustani classical music. When he heard 14-year-old Feroze Dastoor singing a Hindustani classical song, he decided to use his voice for the film. In the absence of the playback singing system, he was taken in the film as an actor so that he can sing the songs. Feroze Dastoor sang 7 songs in the classical/semi-classical genre. Later, Pandit Feroze Dastoor became one of the leading Hindustani classical vocalists belonging to Kirana Gharana.

The second actor was Nadia who did a small role in the film as a chorus singer. In a couple of years after the release of ‘Laal-e- Yaman’ (1933), JBH Wadia selected her as lead actress for ‘Huntrerwali’ (1935) which was directed by his brother, Homi Wadia. The film became a runway success in terms of box office collection. Eventually, she became the Wadia Movietone’s top most star and India’s top action actress, popularly known as ‘Fearless Nadia’.

JBH Wadia’s interest in Hindustani classical music motivated him to make short films of about 10 minutes on then upcoming vocalists and musicians for their promotions. During 1933-42, he made many such short films covering  Mallika Pukhraj, Kumar Gandharva, Azim Prem Ragi, Ahmed Jaan Thirkawa (Tabla), Sakhawat Hussain Khan (Sarod) among others. These short films were shown along with Wadia Movietone’s main feature films as an added bonus for the audience. The first two mentioned above are availabe for viewing on video sharing platforms.

JBH Wadia was involved with Indian National Congress during 1930-38. Under the influence of Congress, JBH Wadia promoted the theme of freedom struggle, Hindu-Musilim unity, eradication of caste system, emancipation of women, eradication of illiteracy etc, in his stunt and action films. In 1937, he came into contact of MN Roy (1887-1954), a Marxist revolutionary, who had joined the Indian National Congress in 1936 after his disillusionment with communism. After leaving Congress in 1940, MN Roy started an alternative ideology called ‘Radical Humanism’. JBH Wadia was highly influenced by MN Roy’s intellect and the honesty of the convictions about his ideology. Under his influence, JBH Wadia was leaning towards making socially relevant films. Later in his life, MN Roy became his close friend and philosophical guide.

Sometime in 1941, Wadia Movietone decided to produce a big budget film ‘Raj Nartaki’ (The Court Dancer) (1941) in Hindi, Bangla and English which featured Sadhana Bose and Prithviraj Kapoor in the lead role. The film was directed by Madhu Bose. Unfortunately, the film failed in the box office collections. With this, the differences between Wadia brothers as also between JBH Wadia and the financiers arose leading to the dissolution of partnership in Wadia Movietone. Homi Wadia left Wadia Movietone in 1942 to form his own film production company called Basant Pictures and continue to produce stunt and action films.

The financiers of Wadia Movietone wanted it to continue to make stunts films. JBH Wadia was veering toward social genre of films.  The differences led to financiers withdrawing their support to Wadia Movietone. To raise the finance, JBH Wadia had to sell the studio to V Shantaram who had then set up his own film production company, Rajkamal Kala Mandir in 1942. JBH Wadia started producing social genre of films. Some of his such films were ‘Aankh Ki Sharm’ (1943), ‘Vishwas’ (1943), ‘Mela’ (1948), ‘Magroor’ (1950), ‘Madhosh’ (1951), ‘Duniya Jhukti Hai’ (1960), Saaz Aur Sanam’ (1971) etc.

[Note: Some of the events mentioned in the above paragraphs are based on an article ‘Those Were The Days’ written by JBH Wadia and published in ‘50 Years of Indian Talkies (1931-1981)’ by Indian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1981. The article was reproduced in cinemaazi.com].

I find it interesting coincidence to note that one of the reasons for the downfall of Sagar Movietone was its ambitious and a high budget film ‘Kumkum, the Dancer’ (1940) which failed at the box office. Wadia Movietone’s downfall was also due to its high budget film ‘Raj Nartaki’ (1941) which also failed at the box office. Both the films had a common theme of a dancer played by Sadhana Bose. Both the films was directed by Madhu Bose.

‘Manthan’ (1941) was produced under the banner of Wadia Movietone and was directed by Ramjibhai Arya. The cast included Sardar Mansoor, Radha Rani,  Rajkumari, Dalpat, Boman Shroff, MK Hasan etc. The film belonged to the genre of ‘costume drama’. This film was made at a time when Wadia Movietone was under financial strains due to the money locked in its ambitious high budget film, ‘Raj Nartaki’. Probably, this may be the reason that not  much advertisements of the film during its making as well its release, were noticed.

‘Manthan’ (1941) had 10 songs. All the songs were written by Pandit Faani which were set to music by Baldev Nayak. I am presenting the first song from the film “Jeevan Ki Aashaayen’ to appear on the blog. HFGK mention the name of the singer as Rajkumari. The voice does not sound  that of Rajkumari Dubey. This means that the singer could be Rajkumari Calcuttewaali. I have a seen a photograph of Rajkumari from the film ‘Manthan’ (1941) and she does not look like Rajkumari Dubey. On checking with Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji, who has uploaded the song, he has confirmed that the singer is Rajkumari Calcuttewaali.

With this song, ‘Manthan’ (1941) makes a debut on the Blog.

Song – Jeevan Ki Aashaayen (Manthan) (1941) Singer – Rajkumari Calcuttewaali, Lyrics – Pt Faani, MD – Baldev Nayak
Chorus

Lyrics

jeewan ki aashaayen
ae ae
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen  
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
 
ek nahi
do chaar nahi
kitani hai koi paar? nahi
kitani hai
kitani hai koi paar? nahi
roz roz hoon
roz roz badh jaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
aashaayen
 
aashaaon se khel rahi hai
aashaaon se khel rahi hai
jeewan sukh se mil rahi hoon
jeewan sukh se mil rahi hoon
jeewan mein aashaayen
jeewan mein aashaayen
jeewan mein aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
jeewan ki aashaayen
aashaayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जीवन की आशाएँ
ए ए
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ

एक नहीं
दो चार नहीं
कितनी हैं कोई पार नहीं
कितनी हैं
कितनी हैं कोई पार नहीं
रोज़ रोज़ हाँ
रोज़ रोज़ बढ़ जाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
आशाएँ

आशाओं से खेल रही हूँ
आशाओं से खेल रही हूँ
जीवन सुख से मिल रही हूँ
जीवन सुख से मिल रही हूँ
जीवन में आशाएँ
जीवन में आशाएँ
जीवन में आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
जीवन की आशाएँ
आशाएँ


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“Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963) was directed by Jagdish Gautam for Kwatra Films, Bombay. This patriotic movie had Jairaj, Nirupa Roy, Indira Billi, Leela Mishra, Majnoo, Indira Bansal, Tuntun, Altaf, Kuldeep Chaand, Dharampal, Ravikant, Bhagwan Sinha, Jagdeesh Kamal, Harun, Jagdish Gautam, Kabuli, Rafia Sultna, Manohar Geer, Prem Lata, Gopal Sahgal, Zillani, Sarala, Niranjan Sharma, Sheikh, Babu, Rajinder etc in it.

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

Today (7 May 2021) is the 20th remembrance anniversary of Prem Dhawan (13 June 1923-7 May 2001). On this occasion, here is a song from “Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa (Chandrashekhar Azad)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Sardul Kwatra
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Takht taaj ye raaj paat
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Rok sake udtey panchhi ko
Ye to kisi ke haath nahin
Bhai ye bhi to kisi ke haath nahin
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Zor nahin chal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Kya kya soche sochne waala
Par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Are par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Jaane waala haath na aata
Aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Are aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Ek baar jo taara tootaa aa
Ek baar jo taara tootaa
Phir wo nazar na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Na teri na meri duniya
Na gore na kaale ki
Bhai na gore na kaale ki
Yahaan chali
Aur sadaa chalegi
Marzi upar waale ki
Ab marzi upar waale ki
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Waisa hi phal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Aa aa
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa


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Hullo Atuldom

Here is a song from the 1979 release “Ek Baar Phir” that was written, produced and directed by Vinod Pande. It had music by Raghunath Seth and lyrics were by Vinod Pande himself. It had four or five songs of which the blog has this song.

On the occasion of Deepti Naval’s birthday (DoB 3 February 1952) we shall have one more song from this movie which was one of the films that gave her recognition. Deepti made her debut in Hindi films through Shashi Kapoor produced and Shyam Benegal directed “Junoon” in 1978. She had another tiny role in “Hum Paanch” in 1980. But it was “Ek Baar Phir” that gave her substantial screen time.

It was a very simple story of a middle class girl who gets married to a film star (Suresh Oberoi) who is busy with his profession and is a flirt. She accompanies him on an outdoor shoot to England where she meets a painter (Pradeep Verma) who makes artwork of people and exhibits them. He gets friendly with Deepti and they spend some good time with each other.

The movie tries to explore the lives of the three main characters from here.

Its songs were great on the ears. Raghunath Seth who was a noted Hindustani Classical Flutist, a Sangeet Natak Akademi award winner, was the music director.

Here is a melody by him in the voice of Anuradha Paudwal. It shows Depti in a melancholic mood. This was surely a heavy emotion-filled filled character that she played at the start of her career.

She is one of the few actresses who rode the art, commercial and middle-of-the-road movies with ease. She made an eye catching pair with Farooque Shaikh starting with “Chashme Buddoor” and “Saath Saath”, “Kisi Se Na Kehna”, Rang Birangi” and the last released film of Farooque Shaikh.

“Listen…Amaya” was also opposite Deepti. She had a charming smile and along with Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi, she was much sought-after in the parallel cinema of the period. She has dabbled in writing poetry in Hindi and English and also directed “DO paise ki dhoop, chaar paise ki chandi” in 2009 which starred Manisha Koirala and Rajit Kapoor. She has written and directed a TV serial around strong female characters and also produced a Travel show. She is very versatile indeed.

Let us wish her health wealth and happiness on her birthday.

Video (Not too clear)

Audio

Song-Jeewan ik sauda hai (Ek Baar Phir)(1979) Singer-Anuradha Pauwdal, Lyrics-Vinod Pande, MD-Raghunath Seth

Lyrics

chingaari wahi phir bhadki
dil mein wahi toofaa ..aan uthhe
dabaaya thha jin zakhmon ko
phir chamke
sulaaya thha jin sapnon ko
phir jaage

mere dost
mere humdum
kaise samjhaaun tumhen
jeevan ek sauda hai
hum sab hain saudaai
chamka sooraj kabhi
toh kabhi badli ghir aayi
jeevan ik sauda hai

acche bure hain jaise bhi
anubhav lene padte hain
ghor andhera ho ya ujiyaara
donon saath mein chalte hain
sukh dukh ko ye tedha chakkar
aise hi chalte rehta hai
jeevan ik sauda hai

tujmse mil ke jeewan mein
aisi veena goonji thhi ee
har saans aur khayaalon mein mere
tum thhe
tum thhe
tumhi tum thhe
par duniya ki sachchaayi hai aisi
maan’na ye hi padta hai
jeewan ik sauda hai

nishchal bahte jharne ke amrit jaise jal ho tum
komal khilte phoolon se
bhaav tumhaare hain nirmal
par paribhaasha mere jeewan ki
aur hai, aur rahegi wo
jeewn ik sauda hai

sambandh ye hum donon ke
ek meethha sapna thhe ae ae
man ke gulshan mein mere
nayi bahaar ka jhonkha thhe
hakeekat ke daayre sankre hain
unmein nibh na paayenge
jeewan ik sauda hai
hum sab hain saudaayi ee
chamka sooraj kabhi
to kabhi badli ghir aayi
jeewan ik sauda hai


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4549 Post No. : 16134

The year that was … “2020” … we have finally come to the end of ‘Year 2020’ which has shaken the whole world and while people are trying to come to normal, the pandemics’ ‘aftershocks’ and its ‘new improved stains’ are still threatening to harm the humanity further.

Our heart goes to those who have lost their lives, those who have struggled and those who have faced difficulties in the ‘pandemic period’.
From that point of view all of us, those who will see the morning of ‘2021,’ are fortunate and should express our gratitude to the almighty, well-wishers, family members and friends, and to all them who have been caring for each other and maintaining social discipline to help the country fight back to this calamity.

Life moves on … and for people like me and like-minded music lovers this blog has been the main sources of motivation where we visited and enjoyed music to give us that much needed ‘therapeutic’ relief to forget for some time the harsh realities of life and sometime making us philosophical to think over and give a fight back or even to do an introspection.

Here I would like to highlight one comment on the blog by our regular inspiration Shri Manohar Lal Dave ji.

Suddenly it seems ONE DAY match for SHANKAR JAIKISHAN because there was no such T20 in their time. Thanks to Avinash ji, Atul ji…With SJ nearing 1K mark, the trio of lyricist-singer-composer in a song will be achieved and the BLOG will be complete in a sense in this gloomy year 2020. It will be an achievement for SJ to touch 1k mark first which they justifiably deserve like Sunil Gavaskar touching 10K mark in test.

I do not know how many of us have read this above comment and how everybody of us had interpreted it. But, for me it is a very big comment and while it also shares ‘feelings’ of many like me, it’s also the love for this blog and its magic that we are looking for our daily motivation here.

Regulars on the blog are aware of my (our) love for the railways 😊 When I came back from Kenya last year I had so many plans to visit my Mother (in Maharashtra) and other relatives and gang-outs with our team members, and thus travelling by train and relive the experience of train journey (after a long gap). However, fortunately or unfortunately it could not happen. The one ‘mini gang-out’ chance was missed on account of my health issues and after that the ‘lockdown’ happened and train services were cancelled. Secondly, then I got a job and it turned out to be the ‘shortest tenure job’ of my career. Meanwhile health issues continued and after some time they became ‘mind issues’😊

During this time where everything was looking going wrong the only thing I was doing ‘right’ (or I was able to do it correctly) was contributing to the blog with write-ups and sharing songs. It was like a retired person life or semi-retired life for me. (sabbatical is the other word – ‘Doctor’s terminology 😊)
Well, I was daily praying to the almighty to bring my life on ‘track’. (मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्). And as it so happened the almighty got me engaged indirectly in the ‘maintenance’ of ‘tracks’ for all. (or मैंने उपरवाले से प्रार्थना की थी के मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्, पर भगवान् मुझे काम ही ऐसा दिया के मैं सब के लिए पटरियों के मरम्मत के काम में हाथ बटाऊँ).
While the first job was around 35-40 kms from my residence the second one is 50-55 kms away from the city. Travelling for the first job I have to cross a over bridge on a railway line near the satellite station of the city and I used to see trains coming and going from a longer distance.
But now I am getting to watch the ‘tracks’ daily with those beautiful ‘track maintenance machines’ (innovation of the technology). Secondly a railway line passes around this place so I can watch trains coming and going. That reminds me of all the ‘train songs’ from our movies and specially ‘gaadi bulaa rahi hai’, which is a source of inspiration and motivation and how accurate are the words in this song …

dekho wo rail,
bachchon ka khel,
seekho sabak jawaanon
sar pe hai bojh,
seene mein aag,
lab pe duaa hai jaano
phir bhi ye ja rahi hai,
naghmein suna rahi hai
gaadi bula rahi hai,
seetee bajaa rahi hai

This has become my daily inspiration and motivation now.

Another good thing happening at the end of the year was the pre-engagement function of elder daughter 😊 (Sahir’s song always playing in the back ground in my mind).

So, the year ‘2020’ is ending on a very happy note for me on both home and work fronts. At work I have taken a new challenge but the daily inspiration and motivation – the train – with me. I get to read this tagline ‘the journey continues … with many miles to go’ daily now and it reminds me that the journey is still on … my journey continues…

And, that is why the today’s song is a ‘train song’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Talat Mehmood. It is from the 1955 movie ‘Do Dulhe’. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by B.S. Kalla.

On screen it is performed by a male and a female actress whom I am unable to identify, however Shyama and Sajjan are also seen in the picturisation of this song.

I had come across this song more than two years back now, when there was a discussion about train songs on the ‘Whatsapp group’ of Atulites.

Lastly, I wish to add about the other love of our group that is ‘cricket’. The year ended on a happy note for India as our team scored a win over Australia. The ‘year-ending’ also reminds me of statistics like most ‘runs’ or ‘wickets’ and ‘run and wickets double’ in a single ‘calendar’ year. If the scores in single calendar year is to be considered with reference to ‘write-ups’ and/ or ‘lyrics’ shared will be interesting to know (tnih) for the artists (as well as the contributors) 😊

Let us now enjoy this philosophical train song …

Video

Audio

Song-Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai (Do Dulhe)(1955) Singers-Talat Mehmood, Lata, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD- B S Kalla
Both

Lyrics

Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti hai …

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Oonchi neechi raahon pe
Yoon nadiya chali machalti
Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Koyi sukhi hai
Koyi dukhi hai
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
kamar jhukaaye khadaa hai koyi
Paaon pasaare sota aa aa
Paaon pasaare sota aa

Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka aa
Aa aa aa aa
Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka
Dukh ki sandhya dhalti ee
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti

Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती है …

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
ऊंची नीची राहों पे
यूं नदिया चली मचलती
गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

कोई सुखी है
कोई दुखी है
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ आ

कमर झुकाए खडा है कोई
पांव पसारे सोता आ आ
पांव पसारे सोता आ

कभी सवेरा होता सुख का आ
आ आ आ आ
कभी सवेरा होता सुख का
दुःख की संध्या ढलती ई

आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती
आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती

गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती


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Blog Day :

4484 Post No. : 15998

“Fifty Fifty”(1956) was produced and directed by Roshanlal Malhotra for Roopnagar Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nalini Jaiwant, M Rajan, David, Manmohan Krisgna, Lalita Kumari, Amar, Sundar, Gope, Om Prakash, Tuntun, Helen, Mumtaz, Rajan Kapoor, Kathana, Dubey, Lalita Kapoor etc, with guest appearances by Randheer, Jayant and Jeewan.

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

Here is the seventh song from “Fifty Fifty”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

ONly the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that the song is a beggar/ fakir song on some character artist.


Song-Kab tak tu Bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayega(Fifty Fifty)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega

jo saagar ke andar seepi beech chupaaye moti
dekh rahi hai sab kuchh logon us maalik ki jyoti
jo saagar ke andar seepi beech chhupaaye moti
dekh rahi hai sab kuchh logon us maalik ki jyoti
arre us maalik ki jyoti
jag ke bhedi kya bande se dhokha khaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega

jiski marzi bin o moorakh hil na paaye tinka
lekh likha hai paass usi ke tere ik ik din ka
jiski marzi bin o moorakh hil na paaye tinka
lekh likha hai paass usi ke tere ik ik din ka
arre tere ik ik din ka
kahaan phir uski nazron se tu bach ke jaayega
tera likha ek din tere saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere saamne aayega aa aa
saamne aayega


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4450 Post No. : 15910

Recently,(12th of July’2020 to be precise) the blog saw the 5000th song from the decade 1951-1960 covered on the blog.

This ‘melodious decade’ has around ten thousand songs (as per HFGK) and if we look from that point of view we are just on the ‘half-way mark’ (or little above now as the songs are getting added frequently to this decade, thanks to the collaboration of our team members and also because of projects like Blog Ten Year Challenge.

All songs of this decade may not be available. Only time will tell us what will be the final tally for the songs of 1951-1960.

I noticed that there are a few movies of this decade which are represented in the blog by just one song. I will start from the movie where it began for me during the very first phase of the current ‘pandemic’ or the ‘first lock-down’ period.

It so happened that during the ‘first lock down’ when everything was becoming abnormal gradually and we were getting acquainted with the ‘new routine’, one evening we all family members were preparing for a ‘card game’ before finally retiring for the day. And there was some discussion that ‘kaise din aa gaye hain’ or ‘how the future days are going to be’ and it just knocked the ‘right’ cord in my brain … ‘din raat badalte hain, haalaat badalte hain’, and what more one wants if we have that soothing voice in such situations to calm our mind and give relaxation and the much needed motivation too.

(But today’s discussion is not about Hemant Kumar ji).
So, I played the song on my mobile (that has become new order of the day now since songs are available on YT and easy to play, as the cassette-recorder has taken a safe place in the shelves 🙂 ).

When I checked on the blog, I was surprised that only one song from this movie ‘Naya Sansaar-1959’ was posted on the blog. That piqued my interest and I searched for the other songs of this movie. I marked one song, another philosophical song from this movie for my presentation. I had then planned to present this song but could not make it some how as I had then started my job here and working at our place was resumed after first thirty days of the lock-down. Later I planned to present it on the birth anniversary of the lyricist of this song – Rajinder Krishan. But then it got delayed more and maybe it was waiting for the ‘right time’ for me as I experienced ‘how days things were changing for me after coming back from Kenya 🙂 and like the today’s song after ‘din raat badalte hain’ it was ‘ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa’. Very soon I lost the ‘shortest tenure job’ of my life. May be God wanted me to rest and spend ‘quality time with my family (which I missed due to my stay in Kenya) :).

After that we had a ‘relocation of the rented accommodation’ in the same city.

So, a little bit changing of ‘surroundings’ again, and though some ‘minor health issues’ bothering (our Doctor is aware 🙂 ) it’s almost two months now at the new place. And as they say ‘this shall also pass’, yes!!
But one thing is constant for me and continues … ‘blog, music, songs’ …

Thanks to God and our well-wishers all of us are safe and healthy so far …

Today on the ‘thirty-third’ ‘Remembrance anniversary’ (06.06.1919-23.09.1987) of lyricist Rajinder Krishan, as a tribute to him, we are going to listen to a song penned by him from the same movie ‘Naya Sansaar-1959’.

‘Naya Sansaar-1959’ was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for ‘Shri Krishna Films, Bombay’. It was produced by Darshan. It had Jayshree, Pradeep Kumar, Kumari Nanda, Dhumal, Tun Tun, Sundar, Shammi, Majnu, Sheila Vaaz, Sai Subbulakshmi, Kamala Lakshman and others.

This movie had six songs, and all were written by Rajinder Krishan. Music for this movie was composed by Chitragupta.

Lata Mangeshkar, Hemant Kumar, and Usha Mangeshkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

As mentioned above lyrics are Rajinder Krishan and music is composed by Chitragupta.


Song-Ik ik pal mein badle zamaana (Naya Zamaana)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa aa
ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa
aaj nayaa
kal hogaa puraanaa aa
hoga puraanaa aa
ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa aa

kal ki naar nadi ke paar ki
baat takat thhi saajan ki ee
kal ki naar nadi ke paar ki
baat takat thhi saajan ki ee
aankh mein kajraa
haath mein gajraa
paaon mein jodi jhaanjhan ki
aaj lagey ye baat fasaanaa
ek fasaanaa aa
ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa aa
ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa

pyaar ke badle ab to thhikaane
naye tareeke
naye zamaane
kahin pe hotel
kahin pe picnic
kahin pe rock n roll ke gaane
bol naye aur nayaa taraanaa
nayaa taraanaa
ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa aa
ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa

kal naa jaane is dharti se
chaand pe jaake ae pyaar karen
kal naa jaane is dharti se
chaand pe jaake pyaar karen
saanjh ke jhoole mein dilwaale
ulfat ka iqraar karen
kaisaa hogaa samaa suhaanaa
samaa suhaanaa aa
ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa aa
ik ik pal mein badley zamaanaa


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