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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3642 Post No. : 14468

A recent anniversary that I had been preparing for – and missed on account of some travel engagements – is the remembrance day for the exceptional poet and lyricist – Bharat Vyas. He passed away in 1982, on 5th July.

The mention of this name brings to mind names of films such as ‘Chandralekha’ (1948), ‘Rim Jhim’ and ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (both 1949), ‘Janamashtami’ and ‘Hamaara Ghar’ (both 1950), ‘Parineeta’ (1953), ‘Do Aankhen Baraah Haath’ and ‘Amar Singh Rathod’ (both 1957), also ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere’ from 1957, ‘Samraat Chandragupt’ (1958), ‘Bedard Zamaana Kya Jaane’ and ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnaai’ (1959), ‘Navrang’ and ‘Raani Roopmati’ (again 1959), ‘Angulimaal’, ‘Veer Durgadas’ and ‘Saaranga’ (all 1960), ‘Jai Chittod’ and ‘Pyaar Ki Pyaas’ (1961), ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan’ (1963), ‘Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti’ (1967) – and many more films with many a memorable song.

A career that lasted well over four decades, starting in the early 1940s. with about 1200 songs from more than 130 films. And a majority of these films, say around 70%, is an exclusive list of religious and historical films that forms a very impressive read. So yes, his specialization seems to be poetry on religious themes. Even a (then) modern dance based love story – the film ‘Cha Cha Cha’ from 1964; when the producer needed a couple of songs of traditional nature, Bharat Vyas is the poet who was called upon for this task.

I am presenting this surprisingly very fun song from a nondescript children’s film ‘Phool Aur Kaliyaan’ from (1960). When I landed at this song and started listening, it seemed to be some sort of a normal bhajan beginning, being sung by a group of young children. The earnestness and sincerity writ upon their faces as they start the singing, is very engaging. And the mind prepares itself for some wonderful bhajan to follow. But just after the introductory lines are done with, the song transforms into a hilarious entreaty to the Almighty, wherein the children are praying for a very specific boon from Him.

As the song continues, the play of emotions continues to transform from one antaraa to the next, adding more and more hilarity with every passing line. The earnestness on the faces of these children, their expressions of entreaties, and their actions to the words in the song, adds to the humor. And the listener realizes that the children are dead serious with their pleadings to the Lord. In the entire process, the children use all forms of inducement – literally following the traditional method of “साम, दाम, दंड, भेद” which is inducement by praising, by promises of alluring gifts, by threats, and by logic.

The picturization of this song is excellently imaginative. I am just continuously laughing whenever I start listening to this song. The चाचा (uncle) of the children is a tailor. The song is being performed in his work place. The children pick up miscellaneous things from around them and contrive some very peculiar instruments to create the orchestra for the music. The expressions and the fervour of their delivery has been handled extremely well by the director, and of course by the kids themselves.

As the songs gets to its closing lines, the fervour and the intensity of expressions starts to increase. Suddenly come to mind certain other bhajans, in which the picturization shows a similar amplification of fervour and music, and by experience we know – a miracle is about to happen; the statue of God will shed a flower, or a tear. Or an unconscious, near dead person will start breathing and mumbling.

The film ‘Phool Aur Kaliyan’ comes from the banner of Rajkamal Kala Mandir of Bombay, which has been the flagship banner of V Shantaram after his separation from Prabhat Studios in 1942. The film is directed by Ram Gabaale. Geet Kosh lists four songs for this film, all from the pen of Bharat Vyas. The music composition is by Pt Shivram. The singing voice is that of Charusheela, the daughter of V Shantaram from his first wife Vimalabai.

So watch and listen to this oh so engaging song, and I promise you will be smirking and laughing all the way through, to the last when the miracle occurs. Needless to say, I am verily bowled over by this song. And if any listener disagrees and is not fully satisfied, I am ready to return their money. 🙂 🙂

 

Song – Jai Jai Krishn Murari, Jai Jai Krishn Murari  (Phool Aur Kaliyan) (1960) Singer – Charusheela Shantaram, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Pt Shivram
Chorus

Lyrics

jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
khel kood mein kho gai dekho
hum se gend hamaari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
khel kood mein kho gai dekho
hum se gend hamaari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari

gol gol is gend ke jaise laddu khilwaayen
laddu laddu laddu
ke gol gol laddu
ke laddu khilwaayen
gol gol is gend ke jaise laddu khilwaayen
gend miley jo humko
gend miley jo humko din bhar tere gun gaayen
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
khel kood mein kho gai dekho
hum se gend hamaari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari

dhruv ji aur prehlad se
hum bhi baalak hain saare
dhruv ji aur prehlad se
hum bhi baalak hain saare
ik to rakshak tum ho
ik to rakshak tum ho
ik hain chacha bechaare
ik to rakshak tum ho
ik hain chacha bechaare
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
khel kood mein kho gai dekho
hum se gend hamaari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari

ik din gend tumhaari bhi
gir gai thi jamuna jal mein
naag naath ke kaise laaye
apni gend ko pal mein
ik din gend tumhaari bhi
gir gai thi jamuna jal mein
naag naath ke kaise laaye
apni gend ko pal mein
hum bhi sharan tumhaari aaye
hamri baat banaa do
dhoondh dhaandh ke kahin se bhagwan
gend hamaari la do
gend hamaari la do
gend hamaari la do

jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari
jai jai krishna murari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
खेल कूद में खो गई देखो
हमसे गेंद हमारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
खेल कूद में खो गई देखो
हमसे गेंद हमारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी

गोल गोल इस गेंद के जैसे लड्डू खिलवाएँ
लड्डू लड्डू लड्डू
के गोल गोल लड्डू
के लड्डू खिलवाएँ
गोल गोल इस गेंद के जैसे लड्डू खिलवाएँ
गेंद मिले जो हमको
गेंद मिले जो हमको
दिन भर तेरे गुण गाएँ
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
खेल कूद में खो गई देखो
हमसे गेंद हमारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी

ध्रुव जी और प्रहलद से हम भी हैं बालक सारे
ध्रुव जी और प्रहलद से हम भी हैं बालक सारे
इक तो रक्षक तुम हो
इक तो रक्षक तुम हो
इक हैं चाचा बेचारे
इक तो रक्षक तुम हो
इक हैं चाचा बेचारे
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
खेल कूद में खो गई देखो
हमसे गेंद हमारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी

इक दिन गेंद तुम्हारी भी
गिर गई थी जमुना जल में
नाग नाथ के कैसे लाये
अपनी गेंद को पल में
इक दिन गेंद तुम्हारी भी
गिर गई थी जमुना जल में
नाग नाथ के कैसे लाये
अपनी गेंद को पल में
हम भी शरण तुम्हारी आए
हमरी बात बना दो
ढूंढ ढांढ के कहीं से भगवन्
गेंद हमारी ला दो
गेंद हमारी ला दो
गेंद हमारी ला दो

जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी
जय जय कृष्ण मुरारी

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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3622 Post No. : 14436

Missing Films of 1960s – 76
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Hindi cinema encompasses quite a few genres and categories. It is a sad statement that the industry has almost always been controlled and driven more by the financial expectations. The earliest model of large studios as centers of film production activities, was somewhat immune to the craziness of financial pressures. The studio system had its own cons, but it provided a larger stability and sustainability to the production effort and to the team belonging to the studio.

It was all too soon that people with all kinds of mental inclinations realized both the power of this medium, and the possibility of landing a jackpot with a hit film. This awareness brought in all kinds of unscrupulous elements, as well as businessmen with an urge to invest unaccounted money in a gamble to make more money. If I recall correctly, the 1949 film ‘Kalpana’ touched upon this aspect, displaying a cruel brazen-ness with which the financiers and the touts dealt with the artists. The grossly dismal record the industry has in terms of its own record keeping and archiving, is an outcome of this ‘jackpot’ mentality – the actual owners of film actually cared a zilch for the film itself. With every venture, the financier would launch a new production banner. One can well imagine the ill effects of this lack of continuity and ownership for the artistic product itself.

But I digress – this discussion on film financing models, another time. I started with the genres and categories, with the purpose to highlight how some genres and categories have fallen by the wayside, over the decades. One of the casualties of the projected “lack of public interest” and the “lack of return on investment” has been the genre of religious pictures. Till the end of 1970s, or maybe even 1980s, there used to be quite a number of offerings of religious films produced every year. In one of his articles, our dear Arun ji has presented an analysis of this aspect – the number of religious films produced on average per year, and the progressive decline of this number over the decades. These days, one rarely hears about a religious offering coming from the mainline cinema. TV, yes, we do hear more about serials on religious themes. Or maybe the investment by the end user, in terms of time and money, is getting channelized much more towards TV productions and the live kathas (discourses) – there literally has been an explosion in the number of kathas being organized and being attended by the people.

The reason for this preamble, of course, is that today’s debut film from 1960s is a religious film of certain importance, from 1967. The film is ‘Badrinath Yatra’. Produced under the banner of Mewar Films, Bombay and is directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The star cast of this film is listed as Nirupa Roy, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sulochana, Indira, Jeevan, Sundar, Niranjan Sharma, Indira Bansal, Fazlu, Nandini Desai, and Kukku Desai amongst others.

There is a huge importance attached to pilgrimage, in our religion. Our land has been blessed from the very beginning of time itself, with famous and important temples which are the abodes of the Gods in our pantheon of worship. The origins and foundation histories of many of these temples and places is lost in the antiquity of time. For many of these temples and places of pilgrimage, there are references in our historical records – and by historical I mean our books of scriptures, which contain details of many such places of pilgrimage being established by protagonists of these histories like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, the Pandvas, and our Rishis etc. Our histories abound with such tales in detail.

In the 8th century AD, there appeared a champion who measured the breadth and length of this sub-continent – Adi Shankaracharya. He travelled across the land with the mission to reestablish the importance of the Vedantic Dharma, and to re-ignite the lamp of worship in the temples. He established four matha (मठ) in the four regions, which became the four primary centers of learning and research into the Vedic knowledge. These four centers were placed in proximity to the four main destinations of pilgrimage of primary importance for the followers of the Dharma. These pilgrimage places are Badrinath in the north, Puri in the east, Rameshwaram in the south and Dwarka in the west. Each of these four pilgrimage places are historically important with a detailed history about their establishment and their antiquity being described in our scriptures.

Over the ages, these four have been collectively referred to as ‘Chaar Dhaam’ – literally ‘Four Destinations’. It is ordained in our teachings that a person must pay their homage and worship at each one of these pilgrimages, at least once in their life time. A significant importance is attached to completing this journey. Further, the same teachings also exhort the children to comfortably facilitate such a journey for their parents, and enable them to pay homage and complete their worship at these four centers of pilgrimage.

Since the early decades of Hindi cinema, a number of films have been produced as travelogues or “यात्रा” (yatra), covering one or more holy centers of pilgrimage. This film also covers the journey to the ‘chaar dhaam’ or the four holy destinations. This particular song appears more than once in the film, and I am including three different video clips from three different points in the storyline sequence. In the clips, we can see Abhi Bhattacharya, as the obedient son, who is taking his parents (roles played by Sulochana and Niranjan Sharma) for their journey to the ‘chaar dhaam’. The storyline belongs to a certain unspecified era in history, as we can see that Abhi Bhattacharya is even carrying his parents in a yoke shoulder carrier – a long pole with large baskets hanging at two ends, large enough for a human person to sit in. In north India, this shoulder carrier is called “वेहंगी” (wehngi). Folks familiar with the stories from the scriptures will recall the story of Shravan Kumar, the young boy who carried his old and blind parents in a wehngi for pilgrimage.

The song is written by Madan, and is composed by Pt Shivram. The singing voice is that of Mahendra Kapoor. Listening to this song evokes strong emotions in my heart. Not that I have not heard this song before, but now, as I listened to it again repeatedly for lyrics etc., the words and the tune is simply at home with me in my heart. Listen to this beautiful evocation that covers so many philosophies of life. And think.

 

 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Song – Chal Chal Re Pathik Chal Re  (Badrinath Yatra) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madan, MD – Pt Shivram

Lyrics

Part 1

chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

aaj nahin to kal jag se hai jaana
duniya musaafirkhaana re bhai
duniya musaafirkhaana hai
dhan ke liye dharam kyon beche
ik din to mar jaana hai
tyaag kapat chhal prabhu ke dhaam chal
wahin tere daag mitenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

bachpan khoya khel mein tu ne
khoyi jawaani bhog mein
bhool ke tu bhagwan ko praani
phas gaya jagat ke moh mein
aaya budhaapa ab to ram bhaj
tere dukh wahi harenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

amrit taj ke vish kyon peeta
ram naam ras pee le
kaam krodh mad moh lobh taj
hari charnon mein jee le
hari charnon mein janam maran ke
bandhan tere katenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

Part 2

prabhu darshan ko badhe ja rahe
baalak vriddh jawaan
oonch neech sadhu sanyasi
nirdhan kya dhanwaan
ganga yamuna ki dhaara mein
jin ki mahim hai avichal
pralay ke toofaanon mein bhi jo
hain sadiyon se achal atal
yug yug se bharat bhoomi
gaaye jin ka gun gaan
woh hain naath anaathon ke
shri badrinath bahgwan
shri badrinath bahgwan
ab jeevan ki har mushkil ko
wahi aasaan karenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

Part 3

chhaale pade chaahe paaon mein tere
suraj tapey aasmaan mein
haar na himmat badhta hi chal re
tapte registaan mein
tapte registaan mein
prabal hai bhakti ki shakti
tujhe koi kya rok sakenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भाग १

चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

आज नहीं तो कल जग से है जाना
दुनिया मुसाफिरखाना रे भाई
दुनिया मुसाफिरखाना है
धन के लिए धरम क्यों बेचे
इक दिन तो मर जाना है
त्याग कपट छल प्रभु के धाम चल
वहीं तेरे दाग मिटेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

बचपन खोया खेल में तू ने
खोई जवानी भोग में
भूल के तू भगवान को प्राणी
फंस गया जगत के मोह में
आया बुढ़ापा अब तो राम भज
तेरे दुख वही हरेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

अमृत तज के विष क्यों पीता
राम नाम रस पी ले
काम क्रोध मद मोह लोभ तज
हरी चरणों में जी ले
हरी चरणों में जनम मरण के
बंधन तेरे काटेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

भाग २

प्रभु दर्शन को बढ़े जा रहे
बालक वृद्ध जवान
ऊंच नीच साधू सन्यासी
निर्धन क्या धनवान
गंगा यमुना की धारा में
जिन की महिमा है अविचल
प्रलय के तूफानों में भी जो
हैं सदियों से अचल अटल
युग युग से भारत भूमि
गाये जिन का गुण गाँ
वो हैं नाथ अनाथों के
श्री बद्रीनाथ भगवान
श्री बद्रीनाथ भगवान
अब जीवन की हर मुश्किल को
वही आसान करेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

भाग ३

छाले पड़ें चाहे पाँव में तेरे
सूरज तपे आसमान में
हार ना हिम्मत बढ़ता ही चल रे
तपते रेगिस्तान में
तपते रेगिस्तान में
प्रबल है भक्ति की शक्ति
तुझे कोई क्या रोक सकेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे


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 : 3620 Post No. : 14429

98 years ago, this day, was born this exceptional artist – Hemant Kumar. A singing voice that is remembered and cherished for it depth and softness. His versatility with the lower octaves is a measure of wonder. And a pleasure to listen to the songs sung by him.

I was checking online today for news and articles on the occasion of his birth anniversary. I found some – new and less recent. What amazes me is the shallowness of research effort that people put into such endeavours. All articles talk about the beginning of his career in Hindi films – ‘Jaal’ (1952) and SD Burman’s “Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahaan” as a singer; and as a music director – “Nagin” (1954). One article, based on an interview with him, at least gets to the correct debut as a music director – ‘Anand Math’ (1952). But as a singer, the complete period of 1945 to 1951 is completely overlooked.

Not too many songs to list for this part of his career, but at least the correct information needs to be investigated and presented. His debut Hindi film as a singer is ‘Iraada’ from 1945. For the next 5 to 6 years, he is on record as having sung 2 to 3 songs per year, before reaching the early 1950s, and getting the popular acknowledgement.

For today’s remembrance, I present this wonderful song from the film ‘Banphool’ of 1945. The lyrics of this song are written by Narendra Nath Tuli and the music composition is by Dhiren Mitra. This song is a kind of ‘naat’ in the honor of the Almighty, telling about his qualities as a benevolent Master, and as an unforgiving Judge who would impartially impart justice for both the good and the bad deeds. The mukhda (title line) of this song is an exhortation to revere Him and to connect with Him in love and submission, for He is the true benefactor.

लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो

On this Holy day of Eid celebration, I present this song in the honor of the Almighty, who is essentially the Father figure for this entire creation. Praise Be Upon Him.

And wishing a very Happy Eid to all friends and readers.
Aameen.

 

Song – Laga Us Se Lau Tu Madadgaar Hai Wo  (Banphool) (1945) Singer – Hemant Kumar, Lyrics – Narendra Nath Tuli, MD – Dhiren Mitra (Dhirendra Chandra Mitra)

Lyrics

laga us se. . .
lau tu. . .
madadgaar hai. . . wo

laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
tu ban uska banda
ke ghamkhaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
tu ban uska banda
ke ghamkhaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

sitamgaar jis par na ye zulm dhaaye
jo sakhti ke aage na sar ko jhukaaye
sitamgaar jis par na ye zulm dhaaye
jo sakhti ke aage na sar ko jhukaaye
nadaar ho kar bhi khudgaar hai jo
nadaar ho kar bhi khudgaar hai jo
tu banda hai uska talabgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

haan. . aan
ghani aur muflis pe. . .
waa ik nazar hai. . .
keeneh ki badi ke ey. . .
mutaabiq ajar hai
wo samjhega us se gunehgaar hai jo
wo samjhega us se gunehgaar hai jo
badal uske khoo hai ki
jabbaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

laga us se. . .
lau tu. . .
madadgaar hai. . . wo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लगा उस से ॰ ॰ ॰
लौ तू ॰ ॰ ॰
मददगार है ॰ ॰ ॰ वो

लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
तू बन उसका बंदा
के ग़मखार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
तू बन उसका बंदा
के ग़मखार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

सितमगार जिस पर ना ये ज़ुल्म ढाये
जो सख्ती के आगे ना सर को झुकाये
सितमगार जिस पर ना ये ज़ुल्म ढाये
जो सख्ती के आगे ना सर को झुकाये
नादार हो कर भी खुदगार है जो
नादार हो कर भी खुदगार है जो
तू बंदा है उसका तलबगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

हाँ॰॰आँ
ग़नी और मुफलिस पे ॰ ॰ ॰
वा इक नज़र है ॰ ॰ ॰
कीन्हे की बदी के ए॰ ॰ ॰
मुताबिक अजर है
वो समझेगा उस से गुनहगार है जो
वो समझेगा उस से गुनहगार है जो
बदल उस के खू है की
जब्बार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

लगा उस से ॰ ॰ ॰
लौ तू ॰ ॰ ॰
मददगार है ॰ ॰ ॰ वो


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3537 Post No. : 14203

Today’s song is from the film ‘Captain Kirti Kumar’ (1937). The song is sung by a child star of yore – Ram Marathe.

Do you ever wonder, what happens to child stars when they grow up or what must be adult actors doing when they stop getting roles or get retired ? In the early years of films, anyone looking good and was a tolerably good singer could become actor or an actress. Education was not necessary. Working in films was not considered good those days. So, those who joined film line, in their early years, had no other skill or education. The payments were dismal, there was no guarantee of continuation and temptations were too many.

As a result, many of the first generation of actors, singers and others in the film world, ended up in poverty, loneliness and met a sad end. Many such heart breaking stories are well known. However, not all ended up like this. There were cases, where the artist left the film industry even when they were getting ample work, changed their course of life and achieved greater success or happiness.

The child stars were of two types. One type  who had no relatives or a godfather to help them when they passed the age of being a child actor. Such actors got lost in the merciless world of film industry and ended up doing work as a junior artist or an extra or at the most doing character roles. Examples are Junior Mehmood and Jagdeep etc. The other type was, who had someone in their family or a close relative well established in the film world. When they crossed their child actor age, they got into adult roles easily. Many of them became top class heroes and heroines. Some examples are Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Shashi Kapoor and many other Kapoors, Nargis, etc.

Of course, there were exceptions. I know of at least two examples of successful and in demand child stars – with a godfather, who left the film industry midway to pursue their ambition in some other fields. One case is that of Shashi Kapoor senior. Starting as a child star from 1944 he did child roles in 21 films up to 1955. Then he left films, completed his graduation and post graduation in science, and worked as a lecturer in Bombay. Then he went to USA to do his PhD in Maths. He worked in an American university as a Professor of Maths for 30 years. What a life, indeed !

The second case is of child actor Ramchandra (Ram) Marathe. He was born on 23-10-1924 in Poona and studied in Bhave school up to 10th class. He and his brother (Anant Marathe aka Anant kumar) worked in films as child actors, due to family conditions. They started work from 1936 onwards. Ram Marathe had an edge over his brother, in that he could sing too. Starting with ‘Shahu Chor’ in 1936, he worked in Sagar movietone (6 films), Ranjit (3 films) and Prabhat (2 films), in addition to other companies like Prakash, Mohan Pictures, Imperial etc. He acted as a child star in 16 films and sang 11 songs in 6 films. After this Ram left films and started training in classical music – his liking. Here is a short bio of Ram Marathe, adapted from meetkalakar.com,

Ramchandra Purshottam Marathe was born on 23rd October, 1924. He began his early career as an actor singer in films produced by the Prabhat company. His formal training in music assumed a definite direction when he came under the tutelage of Master Krishnarao (Phulambrikar). Later, he trained under accomplished musicians such as Mirashibuwa of Gwalior and Vamanrao Sadolikar of Atrauli-Jaipur. His quest for widening his musical horizons culminated in a long-lasting discipleship (15 years) under Jagannathbuwa Purohit (‘Gunidas’). As a consequence of his broad training and background, Rambhau’s music integrated the best of Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur styles. Rambhau was a stalwart in the field of Marathi natyasangeet. He was also known as a composer. Among his pupils is Ulhas Kashalkar.

Pt. Ram Marathe had performed in all the prestigious musical festivals at various places like Jalandhar, Patna, Lahore, Delhi, Gwalior, Calcutta, Banaras, Amritsar and almost all over the Maharashtra. His contribution to Indian classical music was recognized with several Awards for his unique and successful performances.  He was ‘A Top Grade’ Hindustani classical artist of All India Radio.

Since he had undergone a proper Tabla training, he had a great command on taal and layakari. He had special command on rare – Anvat Raags and Jod Raags and he was highly recognized for his clear and fast tankriyas and also for purity of Raags. He always used to enrich his audience with various semi-classical forms like khayal, tarana, tappa, natyasangeet, thumri, dadra and bhajans in his concerts. Unlike the present classical singers, his concerts used to last more than 5 hours with powerful intensity and stamina.

He started his stage career under the perusal of Natvarya Shri Ganapatrao Bodas in 1950 as a leading character in old classical musical dramas like Saubhadra, Sanshaya Kallol, Swayamvar, Ekach Pyaala, Maan Apmaan etc. with veteran actors and actresses such as Balgandharva, Hirabai Badodekar, Vinayakbuwa Patwardhan, Nanasaheb Phatak etc. Despite of his busy schedule in concerts, he performed in 22 old and new Sangeet Natak with more than 5000 stage shows. This is purely out of his dedication and commitment towards Sangeet Rangbhoomi.

He composed music for more than 10 dramas such as – Mandarmala, Suvarntula, Megh Malhaar, Tansen, Baiju etc. and acted in them as the leading charter role.

His disciples includes many (more than 50) eminent classical singers like Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Sudhir Datar, Ram Pratham, Vishwanath Kanhere, Vishwanath Bagul, Yogini Joglekar, Shashikant Oak, Madhuwanti Dandekar, Sanjay Marathe and Mukund Marathe etc. who have got training from him under the traditional Gurukul way of learning.

Maharashtra Government honoured him with the ‘Sangeet Bhushan’ degree in 1961.  In 1981, he again got recognition from the Government of Maharashtra, for successful completion and continuous 30 years of career in Marathi Sangeet Rangbhoomi. He was also bestowed the honoured title of ‘Sangeet Chudamani’ by Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Puri.

He was appointed by AIR, New Delhi on Northern (Hindustani) Music Audition Board Committee. He was also on the Advisory Board of Nagpur University and other universities in India. He has more than 100 gramophone records and a number of CDs and LPs to his credit and composed more than 50 bandish in various Raags.

Ram Marathe died on 4-10-1989.

The film ‘Captain Kirti Kumar’ had a cast consisting of Motilal, Bibbo, Yaqub, Sankatha Prasad, Pandey, Bhudo Advani and VH Desai. Comedian VH Desai made his debut with this film. He was a famous and extremely popular comedian from late 30s to 40s. He was a law graduate from Baroda, but instead of pursuing a career in courts, he opted for films. His style was typical-fast delivery of dialogues. He was very poor in remembering dialogues and required many retakes. As per Ashok Kumar, in ‘Kangan’ (1939), a Bombay Talkies film, he took as many as 75 retakes. The German director Franz Osten was so furious that he told Desai “If you were not so popular a comedian in India, I would have thrown you out long back”.

Starting with Sagar Movietone, he appeared in ‘Captain Kirti Kumar’, ‘Bhabhi’ and ‘Navjeevan’, and then joined Bombay Talkies, appearing in ‘Jhoola’, ‘Kangan’, ‘Naya Sansaar’, ‘Kismet’ etc. He acted in initial films of Filmistan, from where he was taken by PL Santoshi for ‘Shehnai’ and ‘Khidki’. Later he also appeared in ‘Shaheed’ (1948) and ‘Andaz’ (1949). In ‘Andaz’ he did the funny role of DDT – Prof. Devdas Dharamdas Trivedi. The role was specially written for him. Desai died of heart attack in 1949.

Another regular actor of Sagar Movietone was Sankatha Prasad. He was the elder brother of the more famous character actor Kanhaiyalal (who was initially only a lyricist). Sankatha Prasad was born in UP in February 1903. He came to Bombay and started working in films in 1929. From the beginning of his career, he was a regular actor in the silent and talkie films of Sagar Movietone, and also of National Studios and Amar Pictures. Sankatha Prasad worked as a character actor for his entire career. He featured in all the three talkie films of Sagar in 1931. His first talkie film was ‘Veer Abhimanyu’ (1931) and the last film was ‘Do Mastaane’ (1958). In all, he worked in 65 films.

The film’s director, Chimanlal Muljibhoy Luhar (1901 to 1948 ) was a graduate in chemistry. He was a noted author and critic with various journals in the early 1920’s. He joined Kohinoor as a lab assitant, but soon learnt photography and became an expert cameraman. He shot about 20 films with Krishna Cinetone, and then joined Sharda Pictures. Later, he joined Sagar as a Director from 1934 to 1940. He also worked with Prakash Pictures from 1941 to 1946. He directed 15 films including film ‘Talaash e Haq’ (1936), in which Baby Rashida made her debut. She later became famous as Nargis.

The film has 10 songs, composed by A Bhasker Rao. This was his only film as an MD. He was a writer (‘Aadmi’, 1939) and assistant director (‘Padosi’, 1941) in Prabhat. Hailing from south Karnataka, Amembal Bhasker Rao’s elder brother A Sunder Rao was an expert Harmonium player.  His younger brother A Dinkar Rao aka D Amel, was with AIR as a Musician for 40 years. A Bhasker Rao was a tabla player and a disciple of Master Krishna Rao Phulambrikar.

With this song, the film ‘Captain Kirti Kumar’ makes its debut on our blog today.

[Author’s Note: Acknowledgements and thanks – The above write up refers to and has adapted material from ‘Sagar Movietone’ by Shri Biren Kothari ji, ‘Eena Meena Deeka’ by Sanjit Narwekar, books written by Isak Mujawar, MuVyz.com, HFGK and my own notes.]


Song – Jagat Mein Dhoom Hai Teri (Captain Kirti Kumar) (1937) Singer – Ram Marathe, Lyrics – [Unattributed], Music – A Bhaskar Rao

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

jagat mein dhoom hai teri
daya ki wo mere bhagwan
sunaa deta hoon sun le ??
daya ki wo mere bhagwan
sunaa deta hoon sun le ??
daya ki wo mere bhagwan

bura hoon ya bhala hoon
jo bhi hoon tera pujaari hoon
bura hoon ya bhala hoon
jo bhi hoon. . .

. . . bhala hoon
jo bhi hoon tera pujaari hoon
suna deta hoon main gham ki
kahaani wo mere bhagwan
jagat mein dhoom hai teri
daya ki wo mere bhagwan

wo raja hi nahin
sab bekason ka aasra bhi hai
wo raja hi nahin
sab bekason ka aasra bhi hai
unhin ke dam se hai mera
?? wo mere bhagwan
unhin ke dam se hai mera
?? wo mere bhagwan
jagat mein dhoom hai teri
daya ki o mere bhagwan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जगत में धूम है तेरी
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्
सुना देता हूँ सुन ले ??
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्
सुना देता हूँ सुन ले ??
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्

बुरा हूँ या भला हूँ
जो भी हूँ तेरा पुजारी हूँ
बुरा हूँ या भला हूँ
जो भी हूँ॰ ॰ ॰

॰ ॰ ॰ भला हूँ
जो भी हूँ तेरा पुजारी हूँ
सुना देता हूँ मैं ग़म की
कहानी वो मेरे भगवन्
जगत में धूम है तेरी
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्

वो राजा ही नहीं
सब बेकसों का आसरा भी है
वो राजा ही नहीं
सब बेकसों का आसरा भी है
उन्हीं के दम से है मेरा
?? वो मेरे भगवन्
उन्हीं के दम से है मेरा
?? वो मेरे भगवन्
जगत में धूम है तेरी
दया की वो मेरे भगवन्


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today, 25th of October 2017, is the thirty seventh ‘remembrance anniversary’ of the great ‘poet-lyricist’ Sahir Ludhianvi. He passed away this day in 1980 leaving behind the great legacy of his poems and leaving behind his immortal poetry which people are still enjoying, discussing, and even doing research on it and writing about his life and his poetry. And like me there will be many who will agree that Sahir and his poetry will be discussed as long as Hindi Cinema and HFM exists and his poetry will be discussed so long as humanity and human relations, emotions exists.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from a film called ‘Shiv Kanya’ (1954). The title may surprise some readers. Did Bhagwan Shiv ji have a daughter? Some people may brush it off thinking that it is yet another fruit of the fertile imagination of the “story department” of the production house. Can’t blame them either, because film makers are known experts in creating close relatives of popular film characters. Some examples are ‘Son of Aladdin’ (1939), ‘Daughter of Hatimtai’ (1940 and 1955) or even ‘Son of Zimbo’ (1966). Poor Alladin or Hatimtai would not be even knowing that they had a son or a daughter !

However, as far as mythological film subjects are concerned, there is absolutely no need to imagine or cook up stories, because the old scriptures like Puraanas provide varied situations for making films. That is how there is a film called ‘Krishna Arjun Yuddh’ in 1934, 1945 and 1971, based on a story from Bhagwat Mahapuraan. We also have ‘Ram Hanuman Yuddh’ in 1957 and 1975, based on Valmiki Ramayan. There was even a strange sounding film called ‘Shankar, Seeta, Anusuya” in 1965, made on a story from Garud Puraan and then there was a film called ‘Vish Waman ‘ (1936) based on Waman Puran.

When I first came across this film ‘Shiv Kanya’ in the mid 50s, I was perplexed, because I was not aware of Shiv Ji having a daughter too ! I knew about Kartikeya and Ganesh. Then I looked into a book ‘Stories from Puraanas’ and I learnt about it. Stories in Puraanas have sometimes slightly different versions in different Puraans. For example, Ram Hanuman Yuddh is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan and you will find a modified version in Vishnu Puraan also. This is because Puraanas are based on Shrutis and there are additions by many scholars over the centuries.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

La İlahe İllallah
Muhammedün Resulullah

There is no Deity but Allah
And Muhammed (sallallahu alayhi wa salaam) is the Messenger of Allah.

Greetings to all readers and friends, for the holy month of Ramzaan.
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