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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

This is his 900th write-up in the blog.

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My God ! This is my 900th post on the Blog !

I just can’t believe it. I feel like having written my First post just the other day. How time flies !

But this also means that I have enjoyed writing posts on this Blog. It has been exactly 8 years that I have been writing posts, primarily on old time films, songs and the people connected with them. My first post appeared here on 1-10-2012, when I was 72 year old. At the end of the 8 years period, I have 900 articles on my name and I am 80 years old.

When my first post appeared here on 1-10-2012, I had already posted 400 comments, film reviews and information tit bits on old films on the Blog. With so much of information, it was expected by Atulites that someday I will write posts. Personally. I had never thought of that. There is a story behind how my posts started appearing on this Blog.

At the end of September 2012, one of my friends sent me a song from the film Savitri-1937. I was quite excited to get such a rare song. Savitri-37 was the first Mythological film by Bombay Talkies and also their popular Hero Ashok Kumar ( later he acted in one more Mythological film ” Uttara Abhimanyu”-46. Thank God he never acted in another Mythological film ! He was a perfect misfit in them.). I wrote to Atul ji that I had that song and suggested that he should post it. I volunteered to provide the necessary details of the film etc. He wrote back asking me to send him the information on that song. Enthusiastically, I wrote a long essay-like post about the film, song, story etc. and sent it to him, so that he should post the rare song.

Next day i.e. on 1-10-2012, I got an email from Atul ji that he has posted the write up on film Savitri song, as my Post. I was pleasantly surprised. Honestly, I was thrilled too ! My post and on this Blog ? How sweet ! By evening, there were 36 comments on the post. Most Atulites welcomed my step of becoming a post contributor. I was really overwhelmed. Then I decided, anyway I was in the Swimming Pool, so why not enjoy swimming ?

Thus started my journey of 900 posts. All the credit goes to our Leader- ATUL JI. His encouragement, motivation and help from time to time was an asset for me. Atul ji is not expressive about the good deeds he does, but I am indebted to him. I learnt using the Computer when I was past my 70 years of age. So, there used to be many mistakes in my typing the articles like in using the upper/lower cases, use of Capitals, Punctuation marks, construction of sentences etc etc. But Atul ji and Sudhir ji stretched their tolerance limits to maximum and accepted me as I was. Since 2018 onwards, I conscientiously made changes in my writing, checking the article for mistakes, doing corrections before sending it etc. I also changed the type of the script Font that I was using, for more clarity of reading and today, I feel, my writings are far better than earlier times. Sudhir ji’s help has been particularly useful in the last 8 years. Thank you, ATUL JI and SUDHIR JI, for making me what I am today in the Blogosphere and amongst the like minded people of the Internet, Facebook etc.

My 800th post was on 29-9-2019. The 900th post too is in September. Thanks to all my readers, friends, Group Atulites and well wishers.

Today’s song is from the film Malati Madhav-1955. This is a story from the Sanskrit play ‘Malti Madhav’ written by Bhavbhuti. Wikipedia has this to say about Bhavbhuti and the story of Malati Madhav….

Bhavabhuti was an 8th-century scholar of India noted for his plays and poetry, written in Sanskrit. His plays are considered the equal of the works of Kalidasa. Bhavabhuti was born in Padampura, Vidarbha, in Gondia district, on the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh border. His real name was Srikantha Nilakantha, and he was the son of Nilakantha and Jatukarni. He received his education at ‘Padmapawaya’, a place some 42 km South-West of Gwalior. Dayananidhi Paramahansa is known to be his guru. He composed his historical plays at ‘Kalpi’, a place on the banks of river Yamuna.

He is believed to have been the court poet of king Yashovarman of Kannauj. Kalhana, the 12th-century historian, places him in the entourage of the king, who was defeated by Lalitaditya Muktapida, king of Kashmir, in 736 AD.

The play is set in the city of Padmavati. The king desires that his minister’s daughter Malati marry a youth called Nandana. Malati has been in love with Madhava ever since she saw him and drew his portrait. Madhava reciprocates, and draws a portrait of her in turn. Malati suspects her father’s motives in falling in with the King’s plans for her. A side plot involves the lovers’ friends Makaranda and Madayantika. The latter is attacked by a tiger, and Makaranda rescues her, getting wounded in the process. After numerous travails, all ends well, with the two couples uniting. According to the renowned Sanskritist Daniel H.H. Ingalls, the Malatimadhava is a work that combines love and horror with a felicity never again equaled in Sanskrit literature.

Today’s song is sung by Malati Pande and chorus. Malati Pande is one of my most favourite marathi singers. Her Bhavgeets in the 50’s decade were extremely popular in Maharashtra and with all the Marathi people wherever they were in the world. Malati Pande was also a Classical singer and has sung very few songs in Hindi films, but excelled in Classical and Marathi songs. Her songs like ” tya tithe, palikade, tikde, maziya priyeche zopde” or ” kunihi paay naka vajavu” are evergreen. She is one of those Marathi singers like Manik Verma, Jyotsna Bhole, Hirabai Badodekar, Saraswati Rane, Shobha Gurtu, Nalini Mulgaonkar, Ram Marathe, Bhimsen Joshi, D.V.Paluskar etc, who just visited Hindi films out of curiosity, but returned to their comfort zones immediately.

Malati was born on 19-4-1930 at Poona, She was attracted to music from her childhood. She was trained by several teachers like Bhaskarrao Ghodke, Trivedi Master, Vilayat Hussain Khan, Vinayak buwa Patwardhan, Bholanath Ghatt and also her husband Pt. Padmakar Barve. At the age of 15 years, she was invited to sing on A.I.R. Poona. She did her Ph.D in Music.

When Sudhir Phadke brought her to Prabhat for audition, for songs of Marathi version of ‘ Aagey Badho ‘-47, Fattelal was very happy with her style of singing and thanked Phadke. Malati Pande’s first lori song “kunihi Paay Naka vajavoo…” was with Singer & Music Director Gajanan Watve and poet Shrinivas Kharkar. It is said that afterwards, many singers and music directors recorded lori songs, but Malati Pande’s this lori song is the best and is still remembered by the Marathi listeners.

Malati Pande sang many Marathi songs under the music direction of Gajanan Watve, Sudhir Phadke, Ram Phatak, Shrinivas Khale, Datta Dawjekar, Madhukar Pathak etc.

Malati Pande sang some 15 Hindi songs under the music direction of K. Bhole, Avinash Vyas, Sudhir Phadke in the following Hindi films – Seeta Swayamvar-48, Maya Bazar-49, Shrikrishna Satyabhama-51, Shri Vishnu Bhagwan-51 and Malati Madhav-55.

Malati married classical singer Pt. Padmakar Barve. They have a son Rajiv Barve who is a singer. His daughter Priyanka Barve is also a famous singer in Marathi and Hindi films. Malati Pande died on 27-12-1997.

Let us now enjoy her last song in Hindi films…


Song-Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re (Maalti Madhav)(1951) Singer- Malti Pande, Lyricist- Pt.Narendra Sharma, MD- Sudhir Phadke
Chorus

Lyrics

Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
aarsi na dekho
kahin drishti lag jaaye re
drishti lag jaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re

nakh range hain laadli ke
choomti usha charan
nakh range hain laadli ke
choomti usha charan
jaise laal laal kamal
khil rahe hain man haran
jaise laal laal kamal
khil rahe hain man haran
ye charan ki jodi kahin
door chali jaaye re
door chali jaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re

mukh hai jaise chandr chaandni si roop mohani
mukh hai jaise chandr chaandni si roop mohani
apni aaj kal paraayi hogi sakhi sohini

dekho kaali naagin si veni lehraaye re
veni lehraaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
aarsi na dekho
kahin drishti lag jaaye re
drishti lag jaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusaist 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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Today’s song is from the film Taramati-45. This is an obscure film. None of its songs are available on YouTube or with Saregama. I was lucky to get hold of this rare song from one of my friends. Taramati-45 was produced by Ramniklal Shah, under his banner Ramnik Films. Yes, he is the same Ramniklal Shah, who married actress Indurani. Ramnik productions were known to make action/stunt films or C grade adventure films. Sometimes they would go for Mythological films. Actually, this was their first Mythological film.

Right from the silent era, the studio system was quite strong. Every notable studio had its own group of actors, directors and composers, along with technical staff. Most were on monthly pay rolls. They were tied up to the studio by a written contract. After the entry of Talkie films, studios became more alert in keeping or holding their people with them. This actually became a limitation for the actors and directors, who wanted to fly high and earn more. The second world war added to the woes of studios. Increasing costs, shortages of raw film and demanding artistes virtually broke the studios.

In or around the early 40’s, the studio system started giving away. When the studios broke up, they gave way to new establishments. Sagar gave way to National and Mehboob studios, Bombay Talkies fragmented into Filmistan, N R Acharya films and later filmalaya, New Theatre directors started their own companies like Bimal Roy, Barua, Nitin Bose etc., Prabhat made way for Rajkamal, Nene production, Alhad Chitra of Dharmadhikari etc.

Film Das baje -42 was a film made at the time when Prabhat’s disintegration had started. Shantaram had already walked out to start Rajkamal. After the film Das Baje-42, during 1943, another batch of Raja Nene, Shantaram Atavale, Datta Dharmadhikari and Keshavrao Bhole left Prabhat, while film Ramshastri was in the making. K.Bhole however, completed the music composition of film Ramshastri before leaving Prabhat and the balance film was directed by Gajanan Jahagirdar.

All this team joined Mohan studios. Some of the actors too joined them to make the film Taramati-45. The young director Raja nene, with a lot of experience in acting and of being the assistant director in Prabhat with the stalwarts like Shantaram, Damle and Fattelal was appointed Director of this Mythological film. He also had the experience of independently directing a successful film Dus Baje-42. Pt.Mukhram Sharma wrote the dialogues and songs. The story was developed by G P Pawar and Shantaram Athavale The music was looked after by Keshavrao Bhole and Ramchandra Pal. The cast included, Shobhana Samarth, Vasant Thengdi, Baby Shakuntala, Ananth Marathe and others. The film was released on 8-9-1945 at the Roxy Cinema in Bombay.

Raja Nene was born in a small village in Konkan, on 18-12-1912. His real name was Gajanan Hari Nene. His early education was done in his hometown and he graduated from a college in Ratnagiri. He was the nephew of Vishnupant Damle, a partner in Prabhat Films. After his graduation, Damle employed him in Prabhat as an assistant Director.

Raja assisted Shantaram in the film Vasantsena-35 and Amar Jyoti-36. During the making of the film Sant Tukaram, he was shifted to Damle-Fattelal duo as their assistant Director and he became a key figure in making that film. Subsequently, he continued with Damle – Fattelal duo in their other ventures like Gopal Krishna-38 and Sant Dnyaneshwar-40. For film Sant Sakhu-41, his name was included as one of the directors, along with Damle-Fattelal. In between, he also acted in the film Duniya na maane-37.

In 1942, he directed his first independent film ” Dus Baje” a Marathi-Hindi bilingual. Meanwhile, V Shantaram, a mentor for all junior aspirants and his proteges, left Prabhat to start his own studio-Rajkamal Kalamandir. Same time, a new film of Prabhat-“Ramshastri” was given to Nene for direction. However, a group of Shantaram loyalists – Athavale, Dharmadhikari, Mukhram Sharma, Raja nene and Keshavrao Bhole – decided to leave Prabhat. The incomplete film Ramshastri-44 was completed by Gajanan Jagirdar, in addition to doing the lead role in the film. Keshavrao Bhole also completed his work before leaving Prabhat.

The entire group joined Mohan studios. After the film Taramati-45, Nene started his own company – Raja Nene Productions and made the film ” Shadi se Pehle”-1947. Nene not only acted in the film, but also directed it along with Debutant director Datta Dharmadhikari. After Rajkamal, Nene Productions was the next big production house to emerge from Prabhat Films. It was followed by Alhad Chitra of Datta Dharmadhikari.

After directing film Lalat-47 ( debut film of actress Ushakiran), Nene turned to Marathi films, acting and directing hit films like, Patthe Baburao and Ketakichya Banaat, Sant Ramdas etc. He returned to Hindi films and directed Shri Vishnu Bhagwan-51, Bhai ka pyar-51, Rajrani Damayanti-52, Lanka Dahan-52, Indrasen-52, Radha krishna-54, Pehli Tarikh-54, Hanuman Janma-57 and Gauri Shankar-58.

In between and after 1958, Nene directed only Marathi films, but acted in few Hindi films. His film Pehli Tarikh-54 was a hit film and the famous Kishore song, ” Khush hai zamana aaj pehli tarikh hai” was filmed on him only. Film Pehli Tarikh was remade in Kannada and Tamil by P. Neelkantham as Modaltedi-55. Raja Nene expired on 21-2-1975 at Bombay. He directed 16 Hindi films and acted in 14 Hindi films from 1937 to 1975. ( Ack: based on information from ” Marathi Cinema in Retrospect” by Sanjit Narwekar and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Film India-Nov.45 with thanks.)

There is one unusual name in the cast of the film – Vasant Thengdi. Vasant Thengadi was born on 11-1-1910 at Nagpur. He was the son of Congress leader Dhaniram Thengadi. Vasant had his education in Poona. He could not join the Army, because of his father’s political connections. He had to leave his Engineering college after his father’s death. Being very handsome,tall and with good physique, he started working in Marathi dramas and films. He started his Hindi work with film Dhuwandhar-35. ( This was also the Debut film for Leela Chitnis and Meera Alexander). He started doing Villain roles and became popular and famous. Besides Marathi films, his Hindi films were Taramati-45, Phir bhi apna hai-46, Mera Ladka-38, Din Raat-45, Ten o clock-42 etc. Later he also worked as assistant director to Raja Nene.

Today’s film, as the name suggests, is a well known story of Harishchandra-Taramati. This is a story which appears in Aitareya Bramhanya, Mahabharat, Markendeya puran and Devi Bhagwat. This story has been quite popular with our filmmakers from the earliest era. As we all know, the first Silent feature film was Raja Harishchandra-1913, made by Dadasaheb Phalke. In the silent era there were 3 films called Raja Harischandra-in 1913, 1917 and 1927. There were two films called Harishchandra in 1928 and 1929. There were two Talkie films, Raja Harishchandra in 1952 and 1979, There was also a Satyavadi Harishchandra in 1931 itself. The story was so well known, that no wonder, film Taramati-45 did not do well at all at the box office.

Today’s song is sung by Baby Shakuntala. When I requested our Sadanand Kamath ji to upload this song for me, after listening to the song, this is what he said, ” This is one of the rarest songs which, to my mind, even SAREGAMA does not have mp3 clips of any song from the film.

Also, this is one of those marching songs which has been composed with a subdued orchestra giving more emphasis on the lyrics to inspire the listeners. The voice of Baby Shakuntala is neither ‘baby’ nor ‘adult’ but has the correct resonance for the marching song.” Very true.


Song-Veer abhimaan se badhta hua shaan se (Taramati)(1945) Singer – Baby Shakuntala, Lyricist – Pt. Mukhram Sharma, MD – Not known (Keshavrao Bhole or Ramchandra Pal)

Lyrics

Veer abhimaan se
badhata hua shaan se
Veer abhimaan se
badhta hua shaan se
thhakta nahin
thhakta nahin
veer kabhi thhakta nahin
veer kabhi thhakta nahin
aapas ki maar se
chinta ke bhaar se
aapas ki maar se
chinta ke bhaar se
jhukta nahin
jhukta nahin
veer kabhi jhukta nahin
veer kabhi jhukta nahin

shok ke pahaad se
dukhhon ki baadh se
rukta nahin
rukta nahin
veer kabhi rukta nahin
veer kabhi rukta nahin

khelta hai jaan par
khelta hai jaan par
mit’ta hai aan par
mit’ta hai aan par
hat’ta nahin
hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
kartavya ke maidaan se
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

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ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार 
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुन्दर हो

Yes, this song is from film ‘Mohra’ (1994). Ah but I am not bringing on the film version of the song.

This very song was earlier and originally sung by Mukesh in his inimitable voice in the sixties. The film for which he had sang never reached proper production stages. The song has since remained and gets counted amongst the many NFS that he sang. There are almost no details available about Mukesh version and hence this post will be quite short and devoid of any tables, histograms etc. 🙂

But then, I do not want to make the post too short either and so let me write something about the 1994 film which I have never seen. I am told it had a rather unexpected climax and so pondering if I should watch only the ending. 🙂

I consider myself qualified to write about the 1994 film as it is yet to make its debut on the blog which is quite surprising. There is a well-established wiki page of the movie on the net and I request interested readers to visit it for much of the details.

One of the apparent reasons as to why the song sung by Mukesh was included in the film could be probably because Viju Shah the music director of the film is the son of music director Kalyanji Virji Shah of composer duo Kalyanji Anandji. The lyric writer obviously remained Indeewar.

The film has 3-4 versions of the song sung by Pankaj Udhas and Sandhana Sargam.  All these years, I was under the impression that at least the romantic version was picturised on Raveena Tandon but it does not seem to be.

And, with such poor knowledge of “new films”, I am happy I seldom venture into this rather unfamiliar territory. I am sure more knowledgeable contributors will take up the film song and write in detail about the many versions.

As usual, I reached out to Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji, the Surat based complier of Mukesh Geetkosh to see if I could get more details about the Mukesh version. He gave several leads such as searching the register where song was to be recorded, contacting any of the Kalyanji-Anandji’s orchestra team etc. He has also written to me stating that he has contacted Anandji, Indeewar, Mohnish Behl etc to get some leads but to no avail. All he remembers is the film being about Navagraha. I thank him for the continuous support and help I receive.

All these efforts of tracing the film that never took off being quite an ordeal, I decided to go ahead and represent this post on the blog. What is more important is that the complete song sung by Mukesh is available on several platforms and is a treat to listen.

Song – Na Kajre Ki Dhaar, Na Motiyon Ke Haar  (NFS-Mukesh) (1960s) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Indiwar, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

na kajre ki dhaar
na motiyon ke haar
na koi kiya singaar
phir bhi kitni sunder ho
tum kitni sunder ho

na kajre ki dhaar
na motiyon ke haar
na koi kiya singaar
phir bhi kitni sunder ho
tum kitni sunder ho

tu taazgi phoolon ki
kya saadgi ka kehna
tu taazgi phoolon ki
kya saadgi ka kehna
singaar tera yauwan
yauwan hi tera gehna
teri soorat jaise moorat
main dekhoon baar baar
na kajre ki dhaar
na motiyon ke haar
na koi kiya singaar
phir bhi kitni sunder ho
tum kitni sunder ho

tera ang sachcha sona
muskaan sachche moti
tera ang sachcha sona
muskaan sachche moti
tere honth hain madhushala
tu roop ki hai jyoti
ude khushboo jab chale tu
boley to bajey sitaar
na kajre ki dhaar
na motiyon ke haar
na koi kiya singaar
phir bhi kitni sunder ho
tum kitni sunder ho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुंदर हो

ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुंदर हो

तू ताज़गी फूलों की
क्या सादगी का कहना
तू ताज़गी फूलों की
क्या सादगी का कहना
सिंगार तेरा यौवन
यौवन ही तेरा गहना
तेरी सूरत जैसे मूरत
मैं देखूँ बार बार
ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुंदर हो

तेरा अंग सच्चा सोना
मुस्कान सच्चे मोती
तेरा अंग सच्चा सोना
मुस्कान सच्चे मोती
तेरे होंठ हैं मधुशाला
तू रूप की है ज्योति
उड़े खुशबू जब चले तू
बोले तो बजे सितार
ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुंदर हो


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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Although not listed in the anniversaries list on our blog, a message yesterday from Mahesh ji reminded that it was the remembrance day of the music director Robin Chatterji. Some more discussion followed in which it was mentioned that Rafi Sb had never sung under the  baton of this music director. Something tickled in the memory and I searched through the Geet Kosh listings and my collection, coming up with this wonderful solo of Rafi Sb, that he has sung for Robin Chatterjee, in a Bhojpuri film.

Remembering Robin Chatterjee on the anniversary of his passing away (2nd April, 1976).

As is the fate of many such lesser known and lesser appreciated artists, there is very little information available about him. His date of birth is recorded as 8th January, 1914. No details about his family or early years is available. One name is available – his first teacher of classical music was Keshab Ganesh Dhekan. Robin started his career with the venerable New Theatres, in their music department. He sang in the chorus line for NT films like ‘Adhikar’ (1938).

Some records indicate that worked as an assistant to music director Anupam Ghatak. He and Anupam had learnt music from the same teacher (KH Dhekan). Apparently he assisted Anupam Ghatak with some of his films during 1939-40.

Information about his earliest films as an independent music director is not very specific. Based on Geet Kosh listings, the first Hindi film where we see his name appear as a music director is ‘Raaj Lakshmi’ (1945). Listings show that he shared the music direction responsibility for this film with Dhiren Mitra. This film was produced under the banner of MP Productions, Calcutta (now Kolkata). This film has the distinction of being the debut film for Talat Mehmood, as a singer in Hindi films. Prior to this, he had sung under the pseudonym of Tapan Kumar, all recordings being for Bangla films or for non-film Hindi and Bangla songs. The debut solo songs for him in this film are “Jaago Musaafir Jaago, Kholo Mann Ka Dwaar” and “Tu Sun Le Matwaale”.

Browsing through the Geet Kosh, we find the following films listed with his name as the music director –

‘Raj Laxmi’ (1945) (w Dhiren Mitra)
‘Tum Aur Main’ (1947)
‘Wo Dono’ (1947)
‘Sabyasachi’ (1948)
‘Ratnadeep’ (1952)
‘Firdaus’ (1953) (w Roshan)
‘Pehli Shaadi’ (1953)
‘Afreeka’ (1954)
‘Majboori’ (1954)
‘Shobhaa’ (1954)
‘Dhaake Ki Malmal’ (1956) (w OP Nayyar)
‘Saiyan Se Bhaile Milanva’ (1964)
‘Chimni Ka Dhuaan’ (1973)

and possiblye ‘Miss Toofaan Mail’ (1958), for which the name of the music director is given simply as Robin.

Of these, the credits for ‘Raj Lakshmi’ are shared with Dhiren Mitra, for ‘Firdaus’ are shared with Roshan and for ‘Dhaake Ki Malmal’ are shared with OP Nayyar. The film ‘Saiyan Se Bhaile Milanva’ is a Bhojpuri film. And the film ‘Chimni Ka Dhuaan’ was probably completed sometimes in the first half of 1960s, but its release was delayed by many years, finally releasing in 1973.

The above list of films shows a career with sizeable gaps. However, there is other information that says he was also active, rather very active in the Bangla film industry, as well as in the non-film and folk song genres. There are more details available about his films in Bangla. He has scored music for many films starring Suchitra Sen, for whom he has preferentially used the voice of Sandhya Mukherjee.

One additional bit of information from my own memory. I do remember seeing the name Robin Chatterjee as the sound recordist in the credits of some films. I am not sure that such credits are referring to the same person – possibly so.

My personal experience, and also preference, is that to appreciate the music and songs of lesser known and lesser discussed artists is to pull together as many songs of such an artist, as possible, and then listen to them at a stretch, within one, two, three sittings. In my humble opinion, this way one gets a much better feel for both the quality and the quantity of the body of work for the artist. This in turn provides a much better and a wider appreciation of his or her work. In my effort to pull together information and body of work about such artists, I find that I have not yet come across a single instance where I may have failed to appreciate the quality of work created by the artist. For that reason, I humbly state that I never will dismiss an artist only because he or she is lesser known and his/her body of work is obscure and not easily accessible. The same has been my experience with the songs tuned and composed by Robin Chatterjee. We already have 24 songs on our blog, for which he is the music director – please check out in case interested.

About this film, there are no details available, other than the name of the production banner – Messers Technicians Enterprise. No listings of actors is available either. Only the name of the music director, the singers and a list of 4 songs is available.

About this film – it is produced under the banner of Messers Technicians Enterprise, and is directed by PL Santoshi. The name should  be very familiar – PL Santoshi has been active in Hindi films as a lyricist, story/screenplay writer, dialogue writer and director, since the mid 1930s, all the way to his passing away in 1978. The star cast is listed as Sujit Kumar, Saeeda Khan, Sabita Chatterjee, Tarun Kumar, Jahar Rai etc. It is a story about the sacrifices the wife (Saeeda Khan) makes to care for and nurse her husband (Sujit Kumar), who is suffering from the memory loss.

The Geet Kosh lists 4 songs for this film. There are two solos by Suman Kalyanpur, one solo by Rafi Sb (today’s presentation), and one duet of Rafi Sb and Sandhya Mukherjee. Although the name of the lyricist is not specifically mentioned in any source, it is very likely that PL Santoshi has most likely written some or all songs of this film. However, it needs to be confirmed.
[Ed Note: PL Santoshi has directed 20+ films during his career, and he has written some or all songs for 15 of them.]

Regardless, it is a naughty, wonderfully playful song of appreciation – appreciation of the beauty of a young belle. Listen and enjoy.

[Acknowledgements: The above article uses information and details from the Geet Kosh, the book ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’ by Sh Pankaj Raag, the book ‘Cinema Bhojpuri, 2010’ by Avijit Ghosh, and the web page on Anupam Ghatak at Indiancine.ma/wiki. Thanks to Sadanand ji for providing the information about the film, from the book by Avijit Ghosh.]

[Ed Note: I believe that the lyrics in the Bhojpuri dialect are not difficult to follow. As the lines are perused, there may be a little transliteration required for one line. In case there is a comment/request, the transliteration of the full lyrics can be provided. The difficult line maybe, “peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya” or “पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया”. In simpler Hindi, the line says “pyaare pyaare peele peele gaalon pe laali chhitki hai” or “प्यारे प्यारे पीले पीले गालों पे लाली छिटकी है”. 🙂 ]
[Ed Note: Thanks to dear AK ji for making the correction in the above transliterated line of lyrics.]

Song – Jabse Dekh Li Suratiya Tohaar Goriya (Sainyan Se Bhaile Milanva) (1964) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

jab se dekh li

jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
ho goriyaa. . .

umariya hai baari patli kamariya
umariya haee. . .
umariya hai baari patli kamariya
najariya hai teekhi kataar goriya
mar gai lee
najariya hai teekhi kataar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya..ha

peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya
peear peear
peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya
bole to chooe ras dhaar goriya
aa haa
bole to chooe ras dhaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya

hamka lut gaili lut jaee hai nagariya
hamka. . .
hamka lut gaili lut jaee hai nagariya
jaiha na ban tthan bajaar goriya
kaise chalbu
jaiha na ban tthan bajaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
o bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
o goriyaa. . .

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

जबसे देख ली

जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
हो गोरीया॰ ॰ ॰

उमरिया हई बारी पतली कमरिया
उमरिया हई॰ ॰ ॰
उमरिया हई बारी पतली कमरिया
नजरिया है तीखी कटार गोरीया
मर गई ली
नजरिया है तीखी कटार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया॰॰हा

पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया
पीयर पीयर
पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया
बोले तो चूए रस धार गोरीया
आ हा
बोले तो चूए रस धार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया

हमका लुट गईली लुट जई है नगरिया
हमका॰ ॰ ॰
हमका लुट गईली लुट जई है नगरिया
जईहा ना बन ठन बजार गोरीया
कैसे चल्बू
जईहा ना बन ठन बजार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
ओ बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
हो गोरीया॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 4170 Post No. : 15344

“Gau Gauri”(1958) was directed by Raj Thakur for Prabhat Films, Bombay. This was the last movie by Prabhat Films after which this legendary movie making house downed its shutters. The prints of this movie are lost. The movie had Sulochana Latkar, Ratna Mala, Shahu Modak, Anant Kumar, Nana Plasikar, Tara Dixit, Vijay Limaye, Vijay Duggal, Neelam, Vishwas Kunthey, Kelkar, Gramopaadhye, Hemraj, Kishore Paranjape, Narendra Bhandari, Vijay Dixit and an elephant named ‘Ram Prasad’ in it.

The film had eight songs. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Gau Gauri”(1958) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. The song is written by Bharat Vyas and its music is composed by Sudhir Phadke.

The movie is lost but one of our regulars, viz Mr Nayan Yagnik had watched it during its first run. Here is what he recalls about the climax of the movie:

Gaj Gauri was a good movie, which I had liked when I saw it at Mumbai’s Central Cinema in 1958. The climax, when Pandavas are making steps for an elephant with arrows, to climb down from Heaven was very good!
I think a famous song ‘ Manushya tu bada Mahaan Hain’ was filmed as back-ground song at that situation!

So here is this background song, eulogising the capabilities of “manushy”.


Song-Dharti ki shaan tu hai manu ki santaan(Gaj Gauri)(1958) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sudhir Phadke
Chorus

Lyrics

Dharti ki shaan tu hai
manu ki santaan
Dharti ki shaan tu hai
manu ki santaan
teri muthhiyon mein band toofaan hai re
tere manushy doot tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai

tu jo chaahe parwat pahaadon ko phod de
tu jo chaahe nadiyon ke rukh ko bhi mod de
tu jo chaahe maati se amrit nichod de
tu jo chaahe dharti ko ambar se jod de
amar tere pran aan
aa aa aa aa
amar tere pran
mila tujhko vardaan
teri aatmaa mein swaym Bhagwaan hain re
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai

nainon mein jwaal teri
gati mein bhauchaal teri
chhaati mein chhupa mahaakaal hai
prithhvi ke laal tera
himgiri sa bhaal teri
bhrakuti mein taandav ka kaal hai
dil ko tu jaan
aa aa aa aa
dil ko tu jaan
zara shakti pahchaan
teri vaani mein yug ka aahwaan hai re
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai

dharti ka veer tu hai
agni ka veer tu jo
chaahe to kaal ko bhi thhaam le
paapon ka pralay ruke
pashuta ka sheesh jhuke
tu jo agar himmat se kaam le
?? mati maan
aa aa aa aa
?? mati maan
pawan sa tu gatimaan
teri chhab se bhi oonchi udaan hai re
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai
manushy tu bada mahaan hai ae ae
bhool mat
manushy tu bada mahaan hai


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Blog Day : 3907 Post No. : 14963

“Lakhpati”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Jaikar for Fim Chitra Corporation, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterji, D M Sapru, Rajan Haksar, Om Prakash, Baby Tabassum, LLeela Chitnis, Narmada Shankar, Dharpure, Nagotkar, Satyapal etc in it.

This forgotten movie had eleven obscure songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Lakhpati”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali (Lakhpati)(1948) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Kahaan ban thhan ke
Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan ban thhan ke
Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan ban thhan ke

roop tera suhaana
nazar na lage
hai bura ye zamaana
nazar na lage
hai bura ye zamaana
nazar na lage
o nazar na lage
Kahaan darr darr ke
Kahaan darr darr ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan darr darr ke
Kahaan darr darr ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke

ik nazar dekh kar muskura de zara
hum na rokenge itna bata de zara
hum na rokenge itna bata de zara
o bata de zara
kahaan bach bach ke
kahaan bach bach ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan bach bach ke
kahaan bach bach ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke
kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke


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Blog Day : 3860 Post No. : 14875

“Gomti Ke Kinaare”(1972) was directed by Sawan Kumar for Mercury Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Meena Kumari, Mumtaz, Sameer, Rehman, Agha, Helen, Paintal, Asit Sen, Shyama, Chandrima Bhaduri, Tuntun, Daisy Irani, Master Alankar, Randheer, Sultan Mazhar, Manorama, Rajan Haksar, Nasreen, Lalita Kumari, Madhu, Aarti, Kamal, I S Johar etc in it, with special appearances by Jalal Agha and Mukri.

The movie had five songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past. First and fourth song from the movie were covered on 8 february 2009 and 8 february 2019 respectively, viz at an interval of exactly ten years, which thus became a part of the ongoing blog ten year challenge series.

Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been covered so far:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Aao aao jaane jahaan 701 8-Feb-2009
Aaj to meri hansi udaayi 13377 20-November-2011
Jeene ka din mar jaane ka mausam 6764 27-June-2017
Arre lag gaya re lag gaya…pyaar ki race mein jackpot lag gaya 14870 8-Feb-2019

Here is the fifth and final song from “Gomti Ke Kinaare”(1972). This song is sung by Manhar Udhas. Majroo Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

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

With this song, the movie gets YIPPEED and so “Gomti Ke Kinaare”(1972) joined the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Khwaab ki tasweer aankhen lab khanakte jaam se(Gomti Ke Kinaare)(1972) Singer-Manhar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

khwaab ki tasweer aankhen
lab khanakte jaam se
aap hi kahiye
pukaaroon aapko kis naam se
o o
khwaab ki tasweeir aankhen
lab khanakte jaam se
aap hi kahiye
pukaaroon aapko kis naam se

lab kahoon chehra kahoon sab pyaar ke kaabil
sar se tum ho paanv tak jaise ke mera dil
o ho
lab kahoon chehra kahoon sab pyaar ke kaabil
sar se tum ho paanv tak jaise ke mera dil
ye kiska tum naseeb ho
baithhi aanchal thhaam ke
khwaab ki tasweer aankhen
lab khanakte jaam se
aap hi kahiye
pukaaroon aapko kis naam se

aapke ik pyaar ki daulat jise mil jaaye
reshmi rangeen badan
jis baanh mein dhal jaaye
o oh o
aapke pyaar ke ek daulat jise mil jaaye
reshmi rangeen badan
jis baanh mein dhal jaaye
sanam
usi ki zindagi
ho basar aaraam se
khwaab ki tasweer aankhen
lab khanakte jaam se
aap hi kahiye
paukaaroon aapko kis naam se
ho o
khwaab ki tasweer aankhen
lab khanakte jaam se
aap hi kahiye
pukaaroon aapko kis naam se


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Blog Day :

3813 Post No. : 14811 Movie Count :

4051

Today’s song is from an obscure old film of the first decade of the Talkie films- Snehlata-1936.

The song is sung by Rajkumari under the baton of Lallubhai Nayak. This Prakash Pictures’ film was directed by Balwant Bhatt-elder brother of another director Nanabhai Bhatt. The cast of the film was, Gulab, Jayant, Panna, Umakant, Shirin Bano, Rajkumari,Lallubhai etc etc.

When films started to be made in India, in the early part of the 20th century, only local talent was used,naturally. As the industry started taking a shape,it was seen as an opportunity to earn wages. It was also an industry which did not require high education, a better creed or a particular religion. All that was required was to look reasonably well ( even tolerable) and readiness to do work. When films were shown in villages towns and cities, it created a desire in the hearts of aspirants and a flow to the film centres like Lahore, Calcutta, Kolhapur and Bombay started.

The Talkie film set the norms for actors. for the main roles-good looks, ability to speak in Hindi and singing ability and for other roles-tolerable looks, readiness to learn and do hard work were the standards. Being Talkie, knowledge of speaking Hindi/Urdu became necessary. This automatically became an exit point for several European, Jew and Anglo Indian artistes who had dominated the silent films. Thus the gates now opened for Hindu and Muslim girls, boys and adults.

As the industry grew, opportunities and requirements increased. Aspirants from other than local stations started pouring in, making the film industry a true representative Of Bharat, that is India. people from far off places thronged to Bombay, Lahore and Calcutta. Bombay had artistes hailing from U.P., Rajasthan, Bengal, Punjab, Delhi in addition to Gujarat and Maharashtra. Some artistes came from obscure and far off places too.

Some such examples come to mind offhand are, Hero Vijaykumar came from Shimla ( later even Sheila Ramani also came from there), kamla Kotnis from Andhra, Ranjan from Tamilnad, A,K,Dar aka Jeevan and Chandramohan from Kashmir, Amirbai Karnataki from Hubli, Sarvottam Badami from Bangalore etc etc.

When actress Shyama Zutshi from Kashmir acted in films like Vishnu Bhakti-34 and Karvaan E Hayaat-35, there was a hue and cry. Famous actor Chandramohan – who too was from Kashmir-resented that women from Kashmir came into films and warned Shyama not to act in films and go back. Eventually, she left films and joined Politics with her father in Kashmir. She is popularly considered as the First Kashmiri girl in Hindi films- followed by Yashodhara Katju in the 40s and 50s. Now of course so many girls and boys are from Kashmir in films. However Shyama Zutshi was NOT the first actress form Kashmir.

The First actress form Kashmir to work as a Heroine in Hindi films was GULAB, who was part of the cast of today’s film Snehlata-36. Her real name was Saraswati Devi. She was born on 10-6-1908 at Jammu. She joined Krishna Film Company in 1924. Her first silent film’Krishna kumar’ came in 1925. She worked in 60 silent films. Her last silent film was ‘Dagabaz Dushman’-32, made by east India Film co.Bombay.

Her first Talkie film was Suryakumari-33, made by Vishnu Cinetone. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. She sang one song ‘more preetam jab ghar aaye’ composed bu Kikubhai Yagnik. Then came Baburao Patel’s ‘Bala Joban’-34, Sewa Sadan-34 and Nai Duniya-34 ( Debut film of Rajkumari and Jayant). In this film Gulab sang 2 songs.

Gulab was very beautiful and quite popular in film industry. Some of her films were Bambai ki sethani-35, Challenge-37, Bharosa-40, Pyas-41, Ek Raat-42, Station master-42, Gaali-44, Rattan-44, Mann ki jeet-44, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Lahore-49, Badi Behan-49, stage-51, Post Box 999-58, Chhabili-60 etc etc. She acted in 160 films. her last film seems to be Haqeeqat-64 ( stats from MuVyz)

The Hero of film Snehlata-36 was Jayant. I used to like his masculine, well built personality and resonant voice. Rugged type of roles ( like in Madhumati-58) suited him best. I wonder how this Pathan must have acted in love story films ! His real name was Zakeria Khan. His family was from Peshawar. he was born on 8-10-1915. Till he was 15 year old, his father Sardar S.A.Khan was a Sports superintendent in Alwar state. After schooling, Jayant joined Alwar state army as second Lt. After 2 years he quietly resigned and proceeded to Bombay to become an actor. His family was unaware of this.

For few months, he went from one studio to another looking for an opening. Finally Director Vijay Bhatt met him and took him in Prakash Pictures Gujarati film ‘Sansar leela’-33, which was remade in Hindi as Nai Duniya-34. After this no work for few months and he did smaller roles in stunt films- about 30 films. Director Gunjal advised him to shift to Social films and he did Mud-40, opposite Shobhana Samarth. Then there was no looking back. Films like Mala-41( which was remade as Amar-54 and Jayant had acted in it also doing the same role), Zevar-42, Daavat-43, Poonji-43, Shirin Farhad-45, Maa baap ki laaj-46, Shoharat-48 etc came to him.

Jayant did 105 films. He sang one song in film State Express-38 also. His last film was Insaniyat-74. Film ‘Love and God’ was released in 1986. Jayant had 3 sons- Amjad khan (Gabbar singh), Inayat khan and Imtiyaz khan. Jayant died on 2-6-1975….just 2 months before film ‘Sholey’-75 was released !

The film was directed by the elder brother of Nanabhai Bhatt- Balwant Bhatt. He was born at Porbandar,Gujarat 0n 13-1-1909. Balwant started his career by assisting Naval Gandhi in 1930-31 and then N.B.Vakil at Sagar Studios in 1932. He turned Director with the advent of Talkie films and joined Prakash Pictures with Actress-1934. His first film was Chalta purja-1932 and the last one was Nagin aur Sapera-1966. He directed 33 films,mostly stunt and C grade films. He directed some Gujarati films like Sansar Leela,Seth Sagsha,Diwadandi,Snehlata etc.He was the producer of Dillagi-1942,Gunehgar,Alif Laila etc. Diwadandi-1950 became famous for its song-” Taari aankhni afini”, sung by Dilip Dholakia with music by Ajit Merchant. His film Mordhwaj-52 was the Debut film for MD Narayan Dutt. Balwant Bhatt died on 7-2-1965,at Bombay.

Film Snehlata -36 was also made in Gujarati. In those days, the regional language film industries were not that developed, so bilingual film making was quite common. The film seems to have had 7 songs, but HFGK mentions only 4 songs-all sung by Rajkumari, who was a regular singer in that period. The film ‘which was also known as ‘Bharat ki Devi’ had all songs written jointly by brothers Vijay and Shankar Bhatt.


Song- Hai dhanya tu Bharat naari (Snehlata)(1936) Singer- Rajkumari, Lyricist- Vijay and Shankar Bhatt, MD- Lallubhai Nayak

Lyrics

Hai dhanya tu Bharat naari
mahima hai teri nyaari
Hai dhanya tu Bharat naari
mahima hai teri nyaari
Ganga ki si ujiyaari
tu Ganga ki si ujiyaari
Ganga ki si ujiyaari
?? tumhaari
?? tumhaari
?? tumhaari
mahima hai teri nyaari
Hai dhanya tu Bharat naari
mahima hai teri nyaari

tan man dhan unke charnon par
tan man dhan unke charnon par
tan man dhan unke charnon par
sachmuch toone waar diya
sachmuch toone waar diya
tan man dhan unke charnon par
sachmuch toone waar diya
preetam pag anuraagini toone
aisa adbhut pyaar kiya
preetam pag anuraagini toone
kaisa adbhut pyaar kiya
aa aa aa aa

????
charnon par balihaari
sab charnon par balihaari
sab charnon par balihaari
?? vibhooti aaari
?? vibhooti aaari
vibhooti aaari
mahima hai teri nyaari
Hai dhanya tu Bharat naari
mahima hai teri nyaari
tan man dhan unke charnon par
tan man dhan unke charnon par
tan man dhan unke charnon par
sachmuch toone waar diya
tan man dhan unke charnon par
sachmuch toone waar diya
preetam pag anuraagini toone
aisa adbhut pyaar kiya
aa aa aa
preetam charnon par balihaari
main akshay ki ??
??
??
mahima hai teri nyaari


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 : 3807 Post No. : 14803

Mukesh and his Composers – 18
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Subsequent to the posting of debut song from the film Veer Ghatotkach (1970), Sudhir ji sent me an email on 16 October 2018, saying that the said film had a wonderful Mukesh song and sought to know if I would be interested to take up the same in this series of mine. He further wrote that that he alternately taken up a Suman Kalyanpur song for representing the film in his series.

Whilst I feel quite gratified with such gestures, there is also a huge sense of resentment within myself for not taking up the posts of Mukesh more frequently.

Anyway, coming to next part of this series, we take up the curious case of composer Dilip Dholakia. I say curious because he represented himself under various names such as Dilip Roy, D. Dilip, Dilip Rai and unfortunately ended up a lesser known composer.

Because of the various names that he took upon himself, it is difficult to attribute all his contributions on the same page without an element of omission or mistake. Thankfully, the wiki page on him does justice to his various contributions in Hindi, Gujarati and Bhojpuri films. He has composed for 8 films in Hindi and 11 in Gujarati apart from the many films in which he assisted composers like Chitragupt, SN Tripathi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

I came across two detailed post/articles on Dilip Dholakia. One is from AK ji’s blog wherein Ashok M Vaishnav ji has done a detailed post on the composer. This post also contains many informative comments and a few notably by our own Arunkumar ji. The other one is a news article published after the composer passed away on 02 January 2011. These two references give a fairly good idea about all his works.

Coming to the topic of this post, Mukesh has sung two songs for him in 1970 for ‘Veer Ghatotkach’ and ‘Dagaabaaz’. The one from ‘Dagabaaz’ has already been covered on the blog including the sad version. The song for this post was noticed by self in 2015 itself when Sudhir ji was doing his posts on the early songs of Mukesh from the forties.

Hearing the restrained rendition of Mukesh and the black and white print of the song, I had jumped the gun and reported to Atul ji and Sudhir ji that I had traced one more rare song from the 40’s. However my eureka moment did not last long and I was reminded that there are two films of the same name released in 1949 and 1970 respectively. Mukesh, apparently had no songs in the 1949 version of the same film title.

Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji was more than helpful in giving me the details and confirming that only 2 songs were sung by Mukesh for the composer in Hindi. I was also given to understand that Mukesh has 2 more songs in Gujarati and one song in Magadhi language under Dilip Dholakia. Here is the short table of the collaboration between Mukesh and Dilip Dholakia.

S.No

Name of song Movie (Year of release)

Lyricist

1

Hum Manmauji Raahi Mastaane (Happy and Sad versions) ‘Daghaabaaz’ (1970) BD Mishra

2

Us Pratham Pratham

 

‘Veer Ghatotkach’ (1970) BD Mishra

The present song is featured on Raj Kumar and Laxmi Chhaaya. I found an interesting and detailed article on the actor Raj Kumar. This person is different from the more famous actor with the same name. The jewellery and make-up worn by Laxmi Chhaaya should have given me enough hints that this song cannot belong to 1949. Also, she was born only in 1948. But then, what am I trying to prove? Well, I want to convey that it is only the voice of Mukesh and his unrepresented songs on the blog that I concentrate and not much on the heroines. 🙂

Now, let us listen to this wonderful rendition by Mukesh.


Song – Us Pratham Pratham Parichay Mein Hi (Veer Ghatotkach) (1970) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – BD Mishra, MD – Dilip Dholakia

Lyrics

us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranno ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

soona soona jeevan tha mera tumhaare bina
soona soona jeevan tha mera tumhaare bina
ek akela mann tha mera tumhaare bina
tum ne aa kar mujhe wo geet diya
priye jhoom utha mera tan mann
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

poonam jaisi sundar saloni tumhari chata
poonam jaisi sundar saloni tumhari chata
yauvan tumhara barkha me umadti ghata
main janam janam ka pyaasa tha
tum mujhko mili banke saawan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko naw jeevan

us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही

सूना सूना जीवन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
सूना सूना जीवन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
एक अकेला मन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
तुमने आकर मुझे वो गीत दिया
प्रिए झूम उठा मेरा तन मन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही

पूनम जैसी सुंदर सलोनी तुम्हारी छटा
पूनम जैसी सुंदर सलोनी तुम्हारी छटा
यौवन तुम्हारा बरखा में उमड़ती घटा
मैं जनम जनम का प्यासा था
तुम मिलीं मुझे बनके सावन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन

उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही


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 :

3756 Post No. : 14723 Movie Count :

4023

Missing Films of 1960s – 83
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A delectable discovery, this wonderful duet of Asha ji and Usha ji. And one more film of the 1960s gets added to our blog today.

‘Tarzan 303’ – I was not even aware of this film before I started working on this series. And even now, no information is available, except what is there in the Geet Kosh. Indian film producers have a set fascination for the theme of Tarzan. From 1931 to 1980, no less than 15 films have been produced which contain ‘Tarzan’ in their title. And there probably are some more after 1980 also.

The film being introduced today is a production from the banner of Bhanu Films, Bombay and is directed by Chandrakant. There are four songs listed for this film. All songs are from the pen of Prem Dhawan, and the music composition is by Harish Dhawan. No information about this music director is forthcoming. As per Geet Kosh, this seems to be the only film for which he has composed the music. I do not know if he is in any way connected with Prem Dhawan. I would request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this unknown music director, as well as about this film.

The cast of actors is listed as Master Chandgiram, Shabnam, K N Singh, Tiwari, Azad, Renu, Johnny Whisky, Bhupendra, Lata Arora, Ravi Singh, Dilip Dutt, Rani Malini, Rajni, Uttam Kumar, V K Verma, Hameed, Khalid, Ramlal Pehalwan, Sato Pehalwan, Rambabu Pehalwan, R Chandra, Ridku, Rizvi, Ramchandra, and Shakeela Bano Bhopali. Quite a standard fare, as expected for a stunt film in the 1960s. Master Chandgi Ram is the name that stands out as a new name. I have presented his brief biosketch in my earlier post from this series itself, when I presented the song “Neele Ambar Se Tumhaare Liye Aayi” of the film ‘Veer Gatotkach’ (1970). Apparently he has appeared only in three films on record, the third one being ‘Maha Shivratri’ from 1972.

The song presented today is a delightful duet sung by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. Quite a quick paced rendition for what seems to be a twin dance song on the screen. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Haaye Haaye Tera Jawaab Kahaan  (Tarzan 303) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Harish Dhawan
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

neend aati nahin hai sanam
hamen to ab raaton mein
neend aati nahin hai sanam
hamen to ab raaton mein
baithe rehte hain hum raat bhar
ye dil liye haathon mein
kabhi to dekho idhar
meri jaan bas ik nazar
chaahne waale tere hain hum dilruba
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

sab pe aate jawaani ki din
magar yun na aate hain
sab pe aate jawaani ki din
magar yun na aate hain
dekh le tujhko jo ek jhalak
nazar na hataate hain
jawaani chadhti rahe
khumaari badhti rahe
deten hain ye duaaen tujhe hum sada
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा

नींद आती नहीं है सनम
हमें तो अब रातों में
नींद आती नहीं है सनम
हमें तो अब रातों में
बैठे रहते हैं हम रात भर
ये दिल लिए हाथों में
कभी तो देखो इधर
मेरी जान बस इक नज़र
चाहने वाले तेरे हैं हम दिलरुबा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा

सब पे आते जवानी के दिन
मगर यूं ना आते हैं
सब पे आते जवानी के दिन
मगर यूं ना आते हैं
देख ले तुझको जो एक झलक
नज़र ना हटाते हैं
जवानी चढ़ती रहे
खुमारी बढ़ती रहे
देतें हैं ये दुआएं तुझे हम सदा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा


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