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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.

Many of the music directors of the the Golden era and the pre- golden era were competent singers as well. They sang mostly in their own films, but sometimes they also sang under the batons of other music directors. Today’s song, a qawwaali from “Samrat”(1954), is one such song, where C Ramchandra sings for Hemant Kumar. Rafi and chorus accompany C Ramchandra in this song.

C.Ramchandra was quite fond of singing in films and he usually sang in his own films. However, he also sang for other music directors, for instance for his Mentor Anil Biswas, S D Burman, Roshan and Hemant Kumar. Today’s song is one of the two songs he sang for Hemant Kumar. The other comedy song was from film ‘Lagan’-55. Besides them, C Ramchandra also sang for Mir Saheb, Chic Chocolate, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Usha Khanna and Kishore Kumar.

Film Samrat-54 had 9 songs. 4 songs from this film are already discussed. This will be the 5th song. All the songs of this film are very good. The best song was “sabko mubarak Naya saal’ by Asha and chorus. For a long time, Radio Ceylon used to play this song on every 31st December night / First January every year. I do not know if this is going on even now.

SAMRAT-1954 was a film by Filmistan. Those days Ajit and Premnath were very fond of roles of rebels in a kingdom,sword fighting and the likes of it.many films with stories woven around kings,wicked Vazirs,beautiful princesses,a young rebel from the Aam janata etc were the staple of those days.India had gained Independence just 7-8 years ago and the acceptance of Kings,queens,Rajkumaris etc was still there. In fact such films were made almost till 1969,when Indira Gandhi abolished the states,Rajas,and maharajas by stopping their purses paid by the Govt.

This was a film directed by NAJAM NAQVI,who started as a continuity man with Bombay Talkies.His original name of Syed Najmul husain Naqvi was changed to Najam Naqvi here only,as there was a famous actor Najmul Hasan already.

Najam Naqvi was an actor, producer and Director.He directed 12 films from punarmilan-1940 to Samrat-1954.After this film he migrated to Pakistan where also he directed 6 films till 1966(Payal ki jhankaar).He died in Lahore,Pakistan on 26-1-1982.

Nasir Hussain, who became a famous Director later had written the S/Play and Dialogues of this film,along with Hamid bhatt.The MD was Hemant Kumar,ably assisted by a future top composer-Ravi.

The cast of this film was Ajit, Rehana Kamlesh kumari(Junior) etc. KANU ROY had also acted in this film. He did the role of Kanu-the side kick of the hero.

Guman Singh(Randhir) is Diwan of the kingdom but has connections with a Pirate chief Tunda.Sagar(Ajit) and two of his friends,Kanhaiya and Kanu,learn from a wounded sailor about the activities of Guman.Bijli(Kamlesh Kumari) a dancer in a pub of pirate and a mute lover of Sagar also fives similar info.Sagar approaches the King and warns him.But he is misunderstood and jailed as Guman is engaged to the Rajkumari.The Rajkumari(Rehana) has doubts about Guman and she finds out all about him in disguise by visiting pirate’s island.After she tells her fathe,Guman is called.Sensing trouble,Guman captures King,puts him in prison,replaced by his look alike who promptly sentences Sagar to Death.Rajkumari and Sagar escape but she is captured and made to dance on the Pirate’s ship.Sagar attacks the ship.rescues her,then turns to Guman,killing him in a sword duel and releasing King from prison.
Sagar and Rajkumari marry and he is the new Diwan now.

MUMBAI GANGOUT REPORT PART 2 (Final)….
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The meeting was on the 20th of november 2016. On the evening of the 19th, we got WhatsApp messages from Avinash ji that he had boarded the train to Mumbai. On the way, he was to be joined by our honourable guest shri Deepak Chowdhari ji from Amravati (Badnera ?). After reading the messages that the train had left Nagpur with Avinash ji on board, we heaved a sigh of relief. Now it was 99.9% sure that he was coming for the meeting !

Bharatbhai had instructed Sadanand ji to prepare a cardboard paper table of 12″ x 12″ size with 16 squares. His idea was to take Autographs of all participants on this. The table also had their favourite song Titles. Accordingly the table was prepared very nicely. They both were to reach the venue at about 8 am to check and oversee the arrangements of the Hall. By 8.30 or so I too reached the hotel.

The arrangements were excellent. Electricity connectivity, enough lighting and free WI-FI was provided. Morning Breakfast was from 9 am onwards, but we delayed it as members had not yet come. Bharat bhai was busy in connecting his Audio-Visual and computer equipment. He was looking so enthusiastic, I felt a little envious of him. If at the age of 83-84, he can be so zealous and full of life, humour and activity, every ageing person needed to follow in his footsteps. Just looking at him brightened my mood and the tension eased out. Sadanand ji was busy checking Name plates. They had made the seating arrangements with some basis. First few seats were for the Regulars and then the Guests were seated.

I was supposed to chair the meeting. The Agenda was written on a white Board. It was strategically placed so as no one could read the items except the very bold ” Agenda “, indicating what it was ! Our experience was that the Agenda was a mandatory decorative item which was never followed as planned. It always remained a wishful thinking. But we wanted to be ‘proper’, hence Agenda was on the board !

Slowly and steadily members started trickling in the hall. Khyati ji, Shishir Sharma ji and some more guests came. When there were enough number of guests to make it look like a gathering, we started the Breakfast. At around that time, Avinash ji and Deepak ji arrived with the baggage, straight from the station. Looking tired but enthusiastic, they soon disappeared into the Men’s enclosure to freshen up and change. Within half an hour, having finished the 3-S, they joined us for the breakfast. The last pair to arrive was Gajendra ji and Nishant ji.

After the Breakfast, we all went into the hall. Though the names were assigned to the seats, members cleverly adjusted themselves as per convenience and choice of neighbours. I could read the disappointment and pain on the face of Sadanand ji, to see his efforts go waste. The last guest to enter the hall was Shri Mohan Joshi ji, a knowledgeable member, for whom this was the second meeting.

The members were-
Regulars- A. Deshmukh, Bharat Upadhya ji, Sadanand Kamath ji, Ms. Khyati ji, Avinash ji, Gajendra ji and Bakshish Singh ji.
Honourable guests- Mohan Joshi ji, Shishir Krishna Sharma ji, Nishant Shah ji, Deepak Chowdhari ji, Mahendra Bafna ji, Lalit Sahni ji, and Shyam Sawant ji.

Bharatbhai informed me that as his son from USA has come to Mumbai only for a day and was to leave tonite, he would leave early to join his son. He further suggested that we conduct his programme ‘ Favourite song ‘ on priority, ahead of other item on the Agenda, to which I agreed as all members would be involved in that programme.

Finally, the meeting started. The first item was welcome speech by Bharat ji. I reproduce here his ‘ entire ‘ welcome speech.

” Good Morning. I welcome you all for this meeting. I request Mr. Deshmukh to take over as the Chairman. Thank you.”

He sat down. Everyone dutifully clapped. The next item was ‘ self introduction by the members ‘. The idea was to acquaint others about the member and we thought the best person to do this was he himself. We had estimated that this item would take at the most an hour. We forgot that people like to talk about themselves. As there was no time limit set, this exercise went on and on and on. However, it was very interesting and gave us an insight into their lives. Some of the experiences narrated were very informative, like when Mohan Jjoshi ji met famous people of the film industry, how Lalit Sahni ji recorded more that 1000 Bhajans on tunes of popular film songs or the exciting experiences of Sharma ji while interviewing famous people. By the time we finished the introduction round it was Lunch time !

The lunch arrangements were in the Hotel’s restaurant. The food spread was four times more than what was mentioned in our contract ! So nice of them. Everyone enjoyed the tasty food and the desserts. While the lunch was going on, photos were being taken by almost everyone. The atmosphere was so cordial, friendly and full of joy that I felt the purpose of meeting was fulfilled. After all we meet not only to discuss mundane matters on the agenda, but to come closer to each other and discuss matters of mutual interest, common to all,like films and music. This was clearly a case of “friendship beyond Borders “. Such Get togethers make memorable events in our life. Films and Music bind people of diverse careers and personalities.

When we re assembled after the Lunch, it was announced that the next item was ” Favourite songs “. Members were happy.I doubt if anyone remembered that originally the next item was to be some other item. The format of this programme was easy. First Bharat ji would announce the member’s name, give his favourite song details, then one stanza of the song would be played and then the member has to tell us why he liked it and what was special in it.

Among all the meets that I have attended, this programme was genuinely most enjoyable. Members were very enthusiastic and questions were asked and answered. Barring none, all the songs were excellent and justified being in the list of Favourite songs. Members became emotional while talking about their Favourite song. Halfway through the programme, we broke for Evening Tea and again started the programme. By the time we finished all 14 songs, it was nearing 5 pm.

Hurriedly, Bharat ji arranged for the Autograph and photograph session- the last item of the day. This was required for his video. The Autograph sheet was placed on the table. The member announced his name and then signed the sheet. All this was filmed by Bharat ji.

Now the time came for the closure of the meeting. We had already crossed the Hotel’s deadline of 5 pm, but the Hotel was very considerate and allowed us without any objection. I tried to sum up the day’s activities, thanked everyone heartily and declared the Meeting as over.

A question is often asked by many as to what are the gains of such meetings which have no apparent and measurable parameters of any achievement. In my opinion, such meetings work as a Tonic for the Music lovers. Most old music lovers are from the age group of 45+ and above. At such an age, it is difficult to get New friends. Such meetings convert casual and online acquaintances into good friendships. You also get the joy of adding to your knowledge. Once tasted, the attraction of such meets prompts people to try and attend more such meetings.

How else can you explain why people spend their money and time in travelling from Delhi to Mumbai or Mumbai to Bangaluru and vice versa or Nagpur to Mumbai or to Chennai ? Surely, there must be some intrinsic gain beyond measure or a parameter ! Its difficult to put it in words but I am sure you must have understood what I mean. When I put Meeting photos on my FB page, one of our regular readers, Mr. P Seshadri ji from Ahmedabad wrote, ” If I had known, I would have also come to the meeting in Mumbai “. This is the Gain !!!

All things in this world can not be measured, some are felt and some are desired irrespective of Age, Status, Distance or Language. So Hail the Meets and let’s meet again and again…sometime….somewhere….

Let us enjoy this qawwaali from “Samrat”(1954).


Song-Jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai (Samrat)(1954) Singers-Rafi, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar
Chorus

Lyrics

haan
kya kaha ustaadon ne

arre haath seene per jo rakkhe ae ae
zara sambhal ke
aur thhandi saans le ae
haaye
haath seene per jo rakkhe
aur thhandi saans le ae ae ae
husn waale cheez kya hain
udti chidiya faans len

haan
arre waah jamboora waah waah

jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai
ishq bechaara yoon hi badnaam hai
ishq bechaara yoon hi badnaam hai
badnaam hai
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai

arre gair ke pehlu mein unko dekh kar ar ar
dil pe kya guzri kisi ko kya khabar

aa aa aa aa aa
gair ke pehlu mein unko dekh kar
jee haan unko dekh kar
dil pe kya guzri
kisi ko kya khabar
jee haan kisi ko kya khabar
jee haan kisi ko kya khabar

aa aa aa aa
aashiqui ke imtihaan ka waqt hai
ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
waah waah waah
dekhna hai aaj ulfat ka asar
dekh lo ustaad ji
arre dar gaya jo ishq mein naakaam hai
dar gaya jo ishq mein naakaam hai
ishq bechaara yoon hi badnaam hai
ishq bechaara yoon hi badnaam hai
badnaam hai

aahe
jaan dena
waaah aahe waah
jaan dena
kya samjhe re
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai

jismein qurbaani na ho o
wo ishq kya
waah waah
sach

haa aa aa
pooch parwaane se jalne ka maza
jee haan jalne ka maza
jee haan jalne ka maza

aa aa aa
rah gaya deewaana jal ke aag mein
deewaana jal ke aag mein
deewaana jal ke aag mein

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
rah gaya deewaana jal ke aag mein
deewaana jal ke aag mein

arre raakh ke zarron se aayi ye sada
kya bhala
aise jalne mein bada aaraam hai
aise jalne mein bada aaraam hai
ishq bechaara yoon hi badnaam hai
ishq bechaara yoon hi badnaam hai
badnaam hai
aahe
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
is ada se aaj wo mehfil mein hain aen aen aen
aa aa aa
door rah kar bhi hamaare dil mein hain
aa aa aa aa
is ada se aaj wo mehfil mein hain
ji aaj wo mehfil mein hain
door rah kar bhi hamaare dil mein hain
jee wo hamaare dil mein hain
jee wo hamaare dil mein hain

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
jee mein aata hai ke ye bhi dekh len
kya ustaad
zor kitna baazu e qaatil mein hai
dekh lo ustaad ji aaj
arre
ishq mein to roz qatl e aam hai
ishq mein to roz qatl e aam hai
ishq bechaara yoon hi badnaam hai
ishq bechaara yoon hi badnaam hai
badnaam hai
aahe
jaan dena

waah waah ustaad ji
jaan dena
arre waah beta
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai
jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai


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There is one genre of songs that always has me hooked to it. And that is the qawwali.

I don’t know what exactly it is about the qawwali that has me so – I don’t think it is just one thing. Not just the music, or the lyrics, or the synchronized “clapping”, or the setting – I think it is all of these. The entire package, that fascinates me.
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A few days ago when it was Lata Mangeshkar’s birth anniversary on 28 september 2016, I posted a Lata writeup, where I mentioned that we have been discussing a Lata song almost on a daily basis right from the beginning of this blog 8 years ago. I knew that we had more than 3070 Lata songs in the blog. I became curious to find out the number of days for which this blog is active. At first I decided to do the calculation manually, but then decided that I should let technology do the hard work for me. So, after some trial and error, I got just the excel formula that I needed. It was then that I realised that the blog was 2994 days old at that time. I mentioned this fact in the blog. I also realised that we were very close to 3000 days mark. So I contacted a few regulars of the blog and requested them for their special writeups on the occasion.
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“Shaan e Haatim”(1958) was a produced by Moghabhai Desai and directed by Nanubhai Vakil for Desai Films, Bombay. The movie had Chitra, Daljit, Mehmood, Naazi, Hiralal, Tuntun, Meena, Sushil Kumar, Kanchanmala, Kesri, Wazeer Muhammad Khan, Sadiq, Anwari, Burhan, Savitri, Shashimala etc in it.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

We all know the meaning of the word “Bhaand”; for those not conversant with colloquial Hindi; googling the word throws up meanings —Clown, Mimic, Comedian etc. “Bhaands” are also traditionally folk entertainers which might mean a storyteller, minstrels, dancers, actors, impressionists etc. Most bhaands belong to families that are engaged in folk entertainment as their hereditary profession, their specific art forms vary greatly by region, community and language. The term bhaand itself can also mean either a specific dramatic story or an entire form/school of drama.
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“Naata” (1955) was a Madhubala Pvt Ltd Production movie. It was directed by D N Madhok. The movie had Abhi Bhattacharya, Madhubala, Chanchal, Vijayalaxmi, Kanhaiyalal, Heeralal, Gope etc in it.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala and Pradeep Raghunathan, fellow enthusiasts of Hindi movie music and contributors 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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Avinash Scrapwala’s writeup
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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 40 # Qawwalis – 4#
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#Chennai Gang Out #1
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As mentioned in my previous post I had to travel in the East for some official work as a part of some strategic planning at my work place.

And at that time i.e. around second/third week of May, there was a discussion at my work place, that I could also be deputed for some official work at Chennai in near future.
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Today, with this post, we arrive at the 12,100th post on this blog. That’s 121 centuries that this blog has clocked so far. The mind continues to boggle.

As a person who’s seen this blog from day one (from the time “mile na phool” was posted as the very first song on this blog), I feel elated everytime we reach a milestone. I still remember when Atul posted the 100th and then 200th and so on. Each one was an occasion for celebration. Because each one was a marker of progress on a journey that we knew would be a long (and highly enjoyable) one. We have done that 121 times now – and I think I speak for many of us when I say, ye dil maange more.🙂.
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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.This is his 1000th writeup in the blog

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 32
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hazaaron khwaahishen aisi
ke har khwaahish pe dam nikle
bahut nikle mere armaan
magar phir bhi kam nikle

roz aise hi hota hai, it happens almost every day. Every day, there is a song that comes to mind, or a song that someone reminds me of, or a ‘new’ old song that I get to hear – a song that is not yet on the blog, or maybe not yet online even. There is an immediate urge, a rush to sit down at my desk and finger type a new post on my laptop. And also upload it online, if need be. Many a time I even start it. The melody continues to hum in the mind. Always overlaid on to another melody that is now a fixture in the backdrop, a melody that you have heard me mention often in my writings – ye hansta hua kaarvan zindagi ka na poochho chala hai kidhar
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Today (9 june 2016) happens to be the 26th death anniversary of Asad Bhopali (10 july 1921- 9 june 1990 ). The acronym of this blog ( Atul song a day) also reads ASAD. That way, many of us in this blog regard Asad Bhopali as the patron saint lyricist of this blog.🙂
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