Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘Rafi songs’ Category


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Blog Day :

5256 Post No. : 17261

Hullo Atuldom

“Pyaar Hi Pyaar” – release date 17th October 1969- was directed by Bhappie Sonie and produced by Rajaram & Satish Wagle. It had music by Shankar-Jaikishan & Hasrat Jaipuri wrote most of the songs. Rajinder Krishan is credited with one song. The movie had a cast of Vyjayanthimala, Dharmendra, Manmohan, Mehmood, Helen, Dhumal, Madan Puri, D.K. Sapru, Sulochana -Latkar & Chatterjee, Raj Mehra AND PRAN. Plus there were some character artists who are familiar faces to all Hindi movie fans- like the rotund Moolchand, Robert (the Goan dancer who was a prominent face in dance numbers till 1989), even Shatrughan Sinha and Salim Khan (who later formed a duo with Javed Akhtar) were there in small roles.

It was a normal story where a police inspector on duty of finding a beautiful young woman’s father promptly falls in love with her. Then there are the regular complications that any Indian film with love story as theme would have. Vijay (Dharmendra) and Kavita (Vyjayanthimala) face complications in the form of Shyam Kumar (Manmohan) and Satish Raj (Pran, calling himself Ashok occasionally). So that is the background for the film
The film had six songs of which the blog has these four.

Song Date of post Remarks
Ham aa gaye phir dar kaahe ka 3 January 2009
Dekha hai teri aankhon mein pyaar hi pyaar 3 january 2009 (two songs from the same film! one after the other!)
Main kahin kavi na ban jaaun 5 January 2009
Tu mera main teri duniya jaley to jaley 12 September 2020 (post by Nahmji)

As we can see this film has debuted on the blog and is one of those films that are yet to be Yyippeeeed.

We are having the next song today on the occasion of Dharmendra’s birthday. He is turning 87 today. I know that there are enough fans of this smart (who was young at the time of this movie) old man among the followers of this blog. He still looks charming as was seen when he appeared on a satellite channel a few weeks back. We all know that he has been entertaining us since 1960. His last release was in 2020 in a Punjabi film “Jora -second chapter” and he was also seen in short film “Dream Catcher” in 2021. His sons and daughters (from his marriage to Hema Malini) are actors and his grandson Karan Deol (Sunny Deol’s son) has taken his first step into the filmworld a few years back.

Just to get an idea of the acting range of Dharam Paaji (he is addressed like this fondly) – “Yakeen”, “Satyakam”, “Pyaar Hi Pyaar”, “Khamoshi”, “Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke” and “Aadmi Aur Insaan” were his releases of 1969.

The song is regular ched-chaad song. It has the hero complaining to the heroine and her friends and hindering them in their efforts to help the drowning Manmohan. It is the song that was written by Rajinder Krishan and sung with full gusto by Mohd Rafi .


Song-Abhi salaamat abhi hai zinda aap ka khidmatgaar (Pyaar Hi Pyaar)(1969) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

pyaar pyaar
pyaar pyaar
abhi salaamat
abhi hai zinda
aap ka khidmatgaar
aap ki khidmat mein haazir hai
le ke pyaar hi pyaar
le ke pyaar hi pyaar
abhi salaamat
abhi hai zinda
aap ka khidmatgaar
aap ki khidmat mein haazir hai
le ke pyaar hi pyaar
le ke pyaar hi pyaar
de do pyaar
le lo pyaar
de do pyaar
le lo pyaar
pyaar pyaar
pyaar pyaar

kya socha thha
kya hua hai
ik dushman ka bhala hua hai
kya socha thha
kya hua hai
ik dushman ka bhala hua hai
ye zaalim aur aap ka pehlu
dil apna to jala hua hai
dil apna to jala hua hai
abhi salaamat
abhi hai zinda
aap ka khidmatgaar
aap ki khidmat mein haazir hai
le ke pyaar hi pyaar
le ke pyaar hi pyaar
de do pyaar
o le lo pyaar
de do pyaar
le lo pyaar
pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar

gair ko yoon na pass bithaao
deewaane par raham to khaao
gair ko yoon na pass bithaao
daawaane par raham to khaao
naazuk naazuk in haathon se
dushman ko mat hosh mein laao
dushman ko mat hosh mein laao
abhi salaamat
abhi hai zinda
aap ka khidmatgaar
aap ki khidmat mein haazir hai
le ke pyaar hi pyaar
le ke pyaar hi pyaar
de do pyaar
le lo pyaar
de do pyaar
le lo pyaar
pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar
pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar
pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar


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Blog Day :

5227 Post No. : 17221

“Jai Ambe”(1957) was produed by Shanti Kumar and D N Shukla and directed by Shanti Kumar for Mahesh Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Sulochana, Manhar desai, Sapru, Ramesh Sinha, Sheila Kashmiri, Niranjan Sharma, Kesari, Indira Bansal, Mridula, shri bhagwan, Kanchanmala, dubey, Heera Saawant etc in it. Jeevan and Rajkumar (not the famous one) were in guest roles in the movie.

“Jai Ambe”(1957) had nine songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Shivramkrishna.

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

Lyrics of this song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Dharam ke khaatir chhod ke apna (Jai Ambe)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Shivramkrishna

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Dharam ke khaatir..r r
chhod ke apnaa aaa aaa aaa
raaj paat dhandhaany

dekho dharam ke khaatir chhod ke apnaa
raaj paat dhandhaany
hanstey hanstey chale rey ban ko
chhod ke sab aaraam
dekho dharam ke khaathir chhod ke apnaa
raaj paat dhan dhaany

raah rok ke khadee hai dekho
dukhiyaari gau maataa
neer bahaake kehti hai ae ae
neer bahaake kehti hai
kyun bairee huaa vidhaataaa
kyun bairee huaa vidhaataaa
pawan bhi roye aey ae ae ae
gagan bhi roye ae ae
pawan bhi roye
gagan bhi roye
roye ae dhalti shaam
hanstey hanstey chale rey ban ko
chhod ke sab aaraam
dekho dharam ke khaatir chhod ke apnaa
raaj paat dhan dhaany

rang birangey phoolon si komal
jinnki ye zindgaanee ee
rang birangey phoolon si komal
jinki ye zindgaanee
prajaa ki khaathir baney bhikhaaree
dhanya ye raajaa raanee
amar rahegaa aa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
amar rahegaa is dharti par
in donon kaa naam
hanstey hanstey chale rey ban ko
chhod ke sab aaraam
dekho dharam ke khaathir chhod ke apnaa
raaj paat dhandhaany
dekho dharam ke khaathir..rr..rr


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Blog Day :

5222 Post No. : 17215

Hullo Atuldom

Indian films have seen many jodis (meaning duos) of writers, music directors, actors, actresses, hero-heroine etc. Something about these duos or pairs or jodis make them appealing in the minds of movie-watchers. Can we think of Dilip Kumar sans Madhubala, Raj Kapoor sans Nargis, Dharmendra sans Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan sans Shashi Kapoor or Vinod Khanna or Rishi Kapoor or many of the actresses that he was regularly paired with? Similarly we think of Salim Khan & Javed Akhtar in the same breath as also Husnlal-Bhagatram, Kalyanji- Anandji and Shankar- Jaikishan. What I have mentioned are pairs in Hindi films, I am sure there would have been & will be such pairs in films of other languages too and all of which were popular once upon a time & are still recalled fondly. When we speak of these pairs we cannot think of one without the other.

Shankar- Jaikishan is one entity as also Laxmikant- Pyarelal.

Shankar Singh Ram Singh Raghuwanshi was the older of the duo and was born on 15th October 1922. Jaikishan Dahyabhai Panchal was born on 4th November 1929. One played the tabla and learnt the art formally while the other was good at the harmonium. It is well known that the two met at office of a Gujarati movie director and developed a rapport which saw them work together at the Prithvi Theatre in Bombay (as Mumbai used to be called). Apart from following their musical pursuits they also played parts in plays staged at Prithvi. They paired up when Raj Kapoor assigned them the task of giving music for his “Barsaat” that released in 1949 and from there there was no looking back. They were a constant in all of Raj Kapoor’s films till 1970 when they gave award winning music to ‘Mera Naam Joker’. It is said that Raj Kapoor had a bank of tunes composed by this pair which he used in many of his subsequent movies but gave credit to the composers he had signed for that particular movie. Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi were the duos favourite playback singers but for them Mukesh was the voice for most of their songs filmed on Raj Kapoor and they patronized Manna Dey who sang many of their popular songs. They used Kishore Kumar for the iconic “zindagi ek safar hai suhana” They worked as a team with Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra but have popular songs with other lyricists too.

Today, on the occasion of Jaikishan’s birth anniversary we are revisiting the 1971 release “Ek Naari Ek Brahmachari”. It was said to be the remake of a 1968 released Telugu movie starring A. Nageshwara Rao- “Brahmachari”. I recall seeing the Hindi movie ages ago. On reading the synopsis of these movies I realized that I have seen this movie in Malayalam too as “Minnaram” (meaning Lighthouse/ Beacon) which came in 1994 with Mohanlal in the lead.

So “Ek Naari Ek Brahmachari” was the story of a young man (Jeetendra) who is an avowed Brahmachari (that means espoused celibacy). His collegemate likes him because of his good character. But circumstances lead to the lady entering the brahmachari’s home claiming to be his child’s mother and putting him in a spot. As the movie progresses misunderstandings created among the members of the brahmachari’s family are cleared and the identity of the real parents of the child is revealed.

The following two songs of the movie are present on the blog:

Blog post number Song Date of post
15120 Ye pyaar to milan hai 14 july 2019
15990 Aapke peechhe pad gayi main 24 october 2020

Here is the next. It is sung by Mohd. Rafi and has Jeetendra lip-syncing. It is written by Kiran Kalyani (never heard this name before). The song has a lovely prelude which is the signature of the S-J duo.

Video

Audio

Song-Charaag kis ke ghar ka hai (Ek Naari Ek Brahmchaari)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Kiran Kalyani, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

chiraag kis ke ghar ka hai
tu laal kis jigar ka hai
kanwal hai kaun taal ka
tu kis chaman ka phool hai
charaag kis ke ghar ka hai
tu laal kis jigar ka hai
kanwal hai kaun taal ka
tu kis chaman ka phool hai
charaag kis ke ghar ka hai

kisi ki neend todna
ki maa ki god chhodna
kisi ka man jhinjhodna
ye kaisa khel hai tera
kisi ki neend todna
ki maa ki god chhodna
kisi ka man jhinjhodna
ye kaisa khel hai tera
ye kaisa khel hai tera

ye kya tera usool hai
ye kya tera usool hai
kamal hai kaun taal ka
tu kis chaman ka phool hai
charaag kis ke ghar ka hai

kali ke paas roop mein
tera janam mahaan hai
tu devta samaan hai
sunaayega jo tu mujhe
kali ke pass roop mein
tera janam mahaan hai
tu devta samaan hai
sunayega jo tu mujhe
sunaayega jo tu mujhe
vo faisla kubool hai
vo faisala kubool hai
kamal hai kaun taal ka
tu kis chaman ka phul hai
charaag kis ke ghar ka hai

ulajh gayi hai aatma
bata de aaj sach hai kya
ki kaun laage tu mera
o nanhe munne devta
o nanhe munne devta
tu kis ke man ki bhool hai
tu kis ke man ki bhool hai
kamal hai kaun taal ka
tu kis chaman ka phul hai
charaag kis ke ghar ka hai


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Blog Day :

5221 Post No. : 17213

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 123
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Ten years back on this date viz on 3 October 2012, six songs from six movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6939 Chori chori tori aayi hai Radha Ham Hindustani (1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6940 Pawan morey angna mein dheere dheere aana Shehnaayi (1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6941 Tere labon ke muqaabil gulaab kyaa hoga Mukesh NFS(1965)
6942 Ham ne jo tum ko salaam kiya Insaan Aur Shaitaan (1970) Movie YIPPEED by now
6943 Man ke khajaane mein maaya hi maaya Teen Chor(1973) One song out of five done
6944 Ek chhatri aur ham hain do Maan Gaye Ustaad(1981) 3 songs covered out of 7 done

We can see that three movies whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. Fourth song was an NFS. That leaves us with two movies that are eligoible for blog ten year challenge today (3 November 2022).

“Teen Chor”(1973) is one such movie.

“Teen Chor”(1973) was produced by Gordhandas and Ravi Malik and directed by V Dada Mirasee for The Bharat Pictures, Madras. Th movie had Om Prakash, I.S.Johar, Jeevan, Vinod Mehra, Zaheeda, Ranjeet, Ashoo, Sulochana Latkar, Chaman Puri, Manmohan Krishna, Manmohan, Jagadish Raj, Sudesh Kumar etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered so far and that song was covered ten years ago. Now exactly ten years later to the date, here is the second song from “Teen Chor”(1973) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi Manna Dey and Mukesh. It is lip synced by m Prakash, Jeevan and I.S.Johar respectively.

Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonk Omi.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:(includes only 1st and 3rd stanza)

Video link:

Song-Besharmi se sharm na kar (Teen Chor)(1973) Singers-Rafi, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Sonik Omi
All three

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra) (Video link)

besharmi se ae sharam na kar
hera pheri se mat dar
arrey besharmi se sharam na kar
arrey hera pheri se mat dar
ek pate ki baat kahein hum
jisskaa jootaa

usee kaa sar
ho mister
jiskaa joota usee kaa sar

arrey besharmi se sharam na kar
arrey hera pheri se mat dar
ho besharmi se sharam na kar
arrey hera pheri se mat dar
arrey ek pate ki baat kahein hum
jiskaa jootaa

usee kaa sar
ho mister
jisskaa joothaa usee kaa sar

jhuko toh ye duniyaa thukraaye
akdo toh ye gale lagaaye
jhoothe kaa toh bol hai baalaa
sachchaa dar dar thokar khaaye

jhuko toh ye duniyaa thukraaye
akdo toh ye gale lagaaye
jhoothe kaa toh bol hai baalaa
sachchaa dar dar thokar khaaye

arrey baabaa jhooth ko nis din maalish kar
hoyye sach pe boot ki paalish kar

jhooth ko niss din maalish kar
sach pe boot ki paalish kar
ek pate ki baat kahein hum
jiskaa jootaa usee kaa sar
ho bitwa
jiskaa jootaa usee kaa sar

dekh kabhi naa khotaa sapnaa
maal paraayaa kar le apnaa

apnaa kaam nikal jaaye toh
raam naam ki maalaa japnaa

dekh kabhi naa khotaa sapnaa
maal paraayaa kar le apnaa

arrey apnaa kaam nikal jaaye toh
raam naam ki maalaa japnaa

guru ne ik din khush ho kar
diyaa tha hamko ye mantarrrrrrr
arrey
guru ne ek din khush hokar

diyaa tha hamko ye mantharrr
arrey
ek pate ki baat kahein hum
jiskaa jootaa usee kaa sar
o munna
jisskaa jootaa usee kaa sar

haa
sethon kaa imaan hai paisaa
nirdhan kaa bhagwaan hai paisaa

waisey toh bejaan hai lekin
duniyaa bhar ki jaan hai paisa
arrey baabaa
sethon kaa imaan hai paisaa
nirdhan kaa bhagwaan hai paisaa

waissey toh bejaan hai lekin
duniyaa bhar ki ee jaan hai paisaa
khoon aadmi ee kaa pee kar
aur kaan mein kehtaa thha machchar

arrey khoon aadmi kaa peekar
kaan mein kehtaa tha machchar
ek pate ki baat kahein hum
jisska jootaa usee kaa sar
waahh rey waah
jiskaa jootaa usee kaa sar
arrey besharmi se sharam na kar
hera pheri se mat dar
besharmi se sharam na kar
hera pheri se mat dar
ek pate ki baat kahein hum
jiskaa jootaa usee kaa sar
ho mister
jisskaa joota usee kaa sar
laallalalalaala lalalalalaalaall
lllalalalalalala lllaalalalalalalala
babbababababbbaa..bbbaaaaaaa


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Blog Day :

5188 Post No. : 17167

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 102
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Ten years back on this date viz on 1st October 2012, eight songs from eight different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6760 Surya wahi Chandra wahi Saavitri (1937) One song covered out of 12 by now
6761 Haay chhore ki zaat badi bewafa Chaandni Raat (1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
6762 Tadap ae dil tadapne se zara aaraam aata hai Shaan (1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
6763 Dil beqaraar hai mera dil beqaraar hai Nageena (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6764 Sambhal ke ye duniya hai Sitaaron Se Aage (1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
6765 Duniya mein aaya hai to phool khilaaye jaa Mere Armaan Mere Sapne(1963) 4 songs covered out of 7 by now
6766 Ye raat bahut rangeen sahi Shagun(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6767 Pyaar ki nanhi maina chehke Waapas (1969) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can observe that six movies (out of eight movies) whose songs were covered on the blog on this date ten years ago (on 1 october 2012) have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with two movies that are still eligible for blog Ten Year Challenge ten years later on 1 october 2022.

“Mere Armaan Mere Sapne”(1963) is a movie that qualifies on this count.

“Mere Armaan Mere Sapne”(1963) was produced and directed by Arabind Sen for Lalit Kala Mandir, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Kumari Naaz, Ashim Kumar, Pran, Agha, Jayshri Gadkar, Sumitra devi, Manmohan Krishna, Asit Sen, Badri Prasad, Johnny Whisky, Padma Devi, Paro devi, Samar Chatterjee, Paul Mahendra,
Madhumati, Surekha, Sohanlal Khanna, Laxmi Chhaaya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sujit Kumar etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is the fifth song from “Mere Armaan Mere Sapne”(1963) to appear in the blog. The son is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Madhumati and Sohanlal Khanna. The dance performance is being watched by many people, inclusing Pradeep Kumar, Ashim Kumar and Kumari Naaz aka Naaz.

Sohanlal Khanna, who lip syncs in Rafi’s voice was the dance choreographer of this movie.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

video link:

audio link:

Song-Hai bade zor ki dhoop (Mere Armaan Mere Sapne )(1963) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-N Datta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hai badey zor kee dhoo…oop
hai badey zor kee dhoop
jaley is dhoop mein meraa roop
o sainyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey
o saiyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey aey ae ae aey ae
hoyye aey ae
woh dekhee jabse teree chaal
buraa hai deewaaney ka haal
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey aey ae ae aaa

jab se bolaa dil par mere
tere pyaar ne hullaa..aaa
chhod ke maine galee mohallaa
thhaam liyaa teraa pallaa..aaa…aaa
waahhaaa waahaa waa waaaa
hoohh

jab se bolaa dil par mere
tere pyaar ne hullaa..aaa..aaa
chhod ke maine galee mohallaa
thhaam liyaa teraa pallaa..aaa..aa
chhod ke maine galee mohallaa
thhaam liyaa teraa pallaa
lagaa hai jab se nazar kaa teer
tadapthaa hai teraa dilgeer
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar de hey aey ae hey aey ae

tere jaisee koyee na dekhee
kali nazaaqat waalee..eee

haayye raam
badaa naseebon waalaa hogaa
tu jiski matwaalee oyye

kyaa (aaa aaa)
tere jaisee koyee na dekhee
kalee nazaaqath waalee..eee

hoyye hoyye
badaa naseebon waalaa hogaa
tu jiski matwaalee..ee
badaa naseebon waalaa hogaa
tu jiski matwaali

kiyaa jab dil ne mujhe majboor
to aayee chalkar itnee door
o sainyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey
o saiyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey ae hey aey

khilee rahey mere dil mein teree
muskaanon ki kaliyaan aan aan

meri jannat saiyyaan teri
do aankhon ki galiyaan..aaan..aan..aaan
khilee rahey mere dil mein teree
muskaanon ki kaliyaan aan aan

haayye meri jannat saiyyan teri
do aankhon ki galiyaan..aan..aan
meri jannat saiyyan teri
do aankhon ki galiyaan
meraa dil hai teri jageer
aa aa haan aa haa aa
hai is mein teree hee tasweer
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey
hho gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar de aey ae ae
hey aey ae hey aey ae

hai badey zor kee dhoop
jaley is dhoop mein meraa roop
o sainyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey
hho saiyyaan zaraa pagdi ki chhaaon kar dey aey ae ae aey ae
(whistling sound)
o dekheejabse teree chaal
buraa hai diwaaney ka haal
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey
o gori zaraa zulfon ki chhaaon kar dey aey ae ae

hho oo oo ooo oo ooo
hho oo oo ooo oo ooo
hho oo oo ooo oo ooo

(Rafi,Asha Bhosle and chorus voices)


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Blog Day :

5180 Post No. : 17156

Today’s song is from the film Lehren-1953. It was made by ” New Sai Productions” Bombay. It was a film production company floated by C.Ramchandra, his close friend actor Omprakash and Lata Mangeshkar. They produced Jhanjhar-1953, Leharen-1953 and Duniya gol hai-1955 ( directed by Omprakash himself.) These films were neither successful nor their music became popular.

When the film Jhanjhar-1953 was about to be released, C. Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar went to Punjab to attend the release function of the film. In this visit, Lata Mangeshkar spoke to singer Nurjehan in Pakistan, from her hotel room telephone and they decided to meet each other. Accordingly Lata and Nurjehan met on the “No Man’s Land” between the Indo-Pak border. They embraced each other and spent a lot of time together.

Another noteworthy event happened when the film Jhanjhar was in the making. At that time C.Ramchandra, under a loose contract with Filmistan, was also giving music to Filmistan’s ” Anarkali’. Directors in Filmistan knew that he was also making his own film Jhanjhar and they suspected that he may be neglecting music of Anarkali at the cost of Jhanjhar. He was sent a legal notice accusing him of this. However, Jhanjhar released first, flopped and then Anarkali was released. Anarkali music became a superhit and Jhanjhar was nowhere. The legal case was happily dropped and C Ramchandra was also awarded a gift from Filmistan for its music !

Film Lehren-1953 was directed by H. S.Rawail and the 10 songs of the film were written by Rajendra krishna. Rajendra Krishna (6-6-1919 to 23-9-1987. Songs 1671 for 269 films) and C.Ramchandra were very good friends. They came together from C. Ramchandra[‘s film Patanga-1949. Together they worked in 52 films. However, in 1958 this friendship broke up. The story is….in 1958 C.Ramchandra was called to Madras by producer S.S.Vasan of Gemini Films. He was offered the film Raaj Tilak for music. This was a remake of Vasan’s hit Tamil film ” Vanjikottai Valiban”. A Telugu remake was also on cards and C.Ramchandra was to give music to Hindi and Telugu versions. He had already given music to the Tamil original. He gladly accepted and wanted to call Rajendra krishna to write the songs. To his shock, Vasan objected to calling Rajendra krishna. Vasan was angry at him because he had written songs for his competitor AVM’s 2 films Bhai Bhai-1956 and Bhabhi-1957. Both films’ songs were popular and hits also. Vasan asked Ramchandra to suggest some other name. He suggested P.L.Santoshi and it was accepted. The music was completed for Raaj Tilak-1958.

C.Ramchandra went back to Bombay and started making songs for the film Amardeep along with Rajendra krishna. After the music was set, Rajendra Krishna came to know that C.Ramchandra had replaced him with Santoshi for a South film. He was enraged and broke their partnership. Rajendra krishna was also popular in South and he started suggesting the Southern producers names of Chitragupta and Ravi as Music Directors. C. Ramchandra stopped getting any films from Madras. At that time even Lata left him after recording 2 songs of the film Amardeep-1958. C.Ramchandra’s bad period had begun…..

The cast of the film Lehren-1953 was Shyama, Kishore Kumar, Shakuntala, Bipin Gupta, Iftikhar, Sunder, Johnny Walker, Leela Mishra and others. In this film, Raj kapoor was a Guest Artiste. Also Omprakash’s brother Pachhi did a small role in this film. Later Pachhi became a big Producer of Hindi films himself. In this film 6 singers were used for 10 songs. The singers were Mohd. Rafi, Kishore kumar, Hiemant kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and Sunder. Today’s fun song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Sunder. To most readers Sunder was a comedian, but Sunder Singh was a Hero in his early films and sang many songs in his own films.

For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.

Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The story of the film Lehren-1953 was….The story of Lehren-53 revolves around 3 characters. One Hero and 2 Heroines. Kishore loves Shakuntala and treats Shyama sympathetically because she had lost her parents. She stays with her uncle omprakash. Shyama however takes Kishore’s sympathy as his love for her. Even his uncle and Kishore’s best friend Sunder think that way. This happens because Kishore feels too shy to express his love for Shakuntala. This situation becomes very embarrassing for Kishore, especially as he is pushed to marry Shyama. This part of the story is upto Interval.

After Interval, Kishore tries very hard to get out of this tricky situation and succeeds by first telling the truth to Sunder and then to uncle Omprakash. They make a plan so that Shyama overhears Kishore’s love dialogues to Shakuntala. But this has an opposite effect. Shyama thinks that Kishore has played a double game with both the girls.

At the end, all misunderstandings are cleared( for which Shakuntala had to pretend her suicide and sacrifice to allow Shyama and Kishore to get married). Shyama steps back and Kishore and Shakuntala are married.

Let us now enjoy the comedy song, by Rafi and Sunder Singh.


Song-Kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe (Lehren)(1953) singers-Sunder, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

Duniya jhol hai
ae jee hum na kehte thhe
ke duniya jhol hai
aur tum samahte thhe ke beta gol hai
waah
aah
samhe mama
kehta hoon ke
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

ae jee achche bure ko dekh ke
achche bure ko dekh ke
kehta hoon saaf baat
kya
arre suno to mama
arre achche bure ko dekh ke
arre kehta hoon saaf baat
arre din ho to din kahoonga
agar raat ho o o to raat
ahahaha

arre jhoothe kaa
kya
munh kaala

arre nahin
suno to mama
arre jhhoote ka saathh
dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
jhhoothe ka saath dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

aa aa aa aa aa
aji jaaiye bhi aap to
jhoothon ke baap hain

aji mama ee
dekho main to nahin hoon
per aap hain
aa aa aa aa
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe

ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh kee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe ae ae


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

Blog Day :

5165 Post No. : 17130

8th September – Birthday of Asha Bhonsle
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There are 25 songs tagged as ‘Tasweer’ (https://atulsongaday.me/category/tasweer-song/) song in the blog. Some of the stellar songs have missed the tag and have given a miss to the tag of ‘Tasweer’. I have listed a few such songs which I can refer to off-hand:

Tasweer Banaata Hoon Tasweer Nahin Banti

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hai

I feel as if some more significant songs are missing from my list above as well as the tagged page. So, the list is incomplete.

A ‘tasveer’ is something which tells a story. Be it a still image, a painting, a motion picture or mural. Imaginary or factual, reflection in reverse or converse. Not always needing a camera to capture it, just a glance is indelible sometimes. Moments captured in memory forever.

Some old timers in the film industry refer to movie as a ‘Tasveer’. I have forever called movies as ‘picture’. We never went to see film or movie, it was always ‘picture’. Some convent educated friends referred to them as ‘movie’ and some Kendriya Vidayala aluminis called them films. This is my own experiences, not a comment on anyone word preferences. In Urdu print, it is ‘film’ and in Hindi it is called ‘chal chitra’ translated as moving picture. So, the films moved and talked and told stories. But to tell a story, sometimes a still image is also enough. Technically, film is a roll on which the reflections are captured. What we watch on the screen is a projection of images captured on film rolls.

On the other hand, sometimes the story a ‘tasveer’ tells is incomplete for being one dimensional. The scene, the background, lighting, the capturer’s intentions, all have an impact on the story it tells. Even a panoramic photo fails capture the photographer. So, the millennials invented ‘selfies’ so that they can capture their own stories.

In our times, we have seen numerous such photos which have made history, given cause to monumental events, made unknown non-entities of the world into famous people. Also, photos which captured the events for posterity, stills which make us wonder at the creativity and unfathomable and unrecordable capability of creator of such beauty, and fabulous natural phenomena. Over the decades, there have been photos of apathy of humans around the world, which made humanity hang its heads in shame. Glory, shame, pain, ecstasy, wonder, happiness, surprise, loss and victory and many more emotions and expressions are recorded.
The camera is mechanical equipment after all. It has no feelings, so no sympathy with the subject it is capturing. It also reveals things, the subject wants to hide sometimes. I must grant it, it is a capable equipment, it captures the expression in the eyes of the subject. Mischief, despair, jealousy, pain, love, gaiety, you name it, the camera has seen it all.

I am glad to report that sometimes in gathering of friends, we forget to take selfies or pics… then we lament it on whatsapp that we didn’t click any. Better leave somethings for the mind and heart to capture. Is there a hard disk which can store as much as a human mind?

The ‘tasveer’ category song being presented here is from the film “Basant” (1960). The following 11 songs of this film are already posted in the blog.

Song Date of post
Peechhe hat hat hat babu chhed naa 4 September 2009
Mere dil pe lagaake darling apne naam ki chit 20 August 2010
Raaste mein ik haseen 4 June 2012
Chori chori ik ishaara ho gaya hai 3 October 2012
Baaje waala Patiyaale waala 31 December 2012
Nainon mein sooraj ki kirnen 14 August 2013
Ukkad dukkad bamba 15 July 2014
Hamne unke saamne pehle to khanzar rakh diya 2 July 2015
Mere lahange mein ghunghroo lagaa de 11 March 2017
Duniya pakki four twenty 28 April 2017
O madam Nancy you are my fancy 16 January 2022

Out of 14 songs of this film, 11 are Rafi-Asha duets and trio with SD Batish. Remaining 3 are solos by Asha Bhonsle. Incidentally, I have noticed that in the blog we spell the surname of Asha as ‘Bhonsle’, where as every where else that I can see it is Bhosle. Eleven duets in a film is a record, second such record is in the film ‘Halla Gulla’ (1954), where this same pair is singing all 9 songs.

Here is the song to celebrate the 89th Birthday of Asha Bhonsle, penned by Shewan Rizvi and composed by OP Nayyar.


Song-Jee chaahta hai khench loon tasweer aap ki (Basant)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm hmm hmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa
mmmmmm
a aa aa aaa

kitni badal gayi hai
zara chaal dekhiye
iss dillagi mein
aap ka yeh haal dekhiye
mukhde ka rang haathh ka
roomaal dekhiye
jee chaahtaa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
parde mein chaand
husn ka aadha chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

bikhre huye yeh baal
garebaan khulaa huaa
gardan mein ek reshmi
muffler padaa huaa
saare jahaan ka ishq
nazar mein chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
sharma ke munh phiraane ka
andaaz dekhiye
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss
म्ममममम
आ आ आ आss

कितनी बदल गई है
ज़रा चाल देखिये
इस दिल्लगी में आपका
ये हाल देखिये
मुखड़े का रंग
हाथ का रूमाल देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
और उसपे काली ज़ुल्फ का
बादल घिरा हुआ
पर्दे में चाँद हुस्न का आधा छिपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

बिखरे हुये ये बाल
गरेबाँ खुला हुआ
गर्दन में एक रेशमी मफ़लर पड़ा हुआ
सारे जहां का इश्क़ नज़र में छुपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आवाज़ से भी बढ़ कर हसीन साज़ देखिये
शर्मा के मुंह फिराने का अंदाज़ देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss


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5141 Post No. : 17102 Movie Count :

4616

Today (15 August 2022) is the 76th Independence day for India.So India has completed 75 years of independence. I have seen 60 Independence days. It is the 15th Independence day for the blog. This constitutes a nice 5:4:1 ratio.

Only 15 years had passed since independence when I was born. The country was still ruled by its first Prime Minister (Jawaharlal Nehru) and first President (Dr Rajendra Prasad). The country was still trying to find its feet. When I look back at the situation of India those days, India was in as bad shape as the most underdeveloped countries in Africa. The literacy rate was abysmal. Life expectancy was 32 years.

Here I present some important indices that India had in 1947. I have also provided figures for the same indices in 1962, 2008 and 2022. The change in values over the years have been quite remarkable.

Life expectancy in india in years
1947 1962 2008 2022
32 42 66 70

We can see that the life expectancy in India has become more than doubled from 32 years to 70 years.

Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births)
1947 1962 2008 2022
218 157 49 27

Infant mortality rate was quite alarming till a few decades ago. The figure of 27 deaths per 1000 live births is still unsatisfactory but it is a vast improvement from the figure of 1947.

Maternal mortality rate (per 100000 live births)
1947 1962 2008 2022
2000 1000 212 103

The Maternal mortality rate had improved by nearly 20 times in 75 years.

Literacy rate in India in %
1947 1962 2008 2022
12 % 29 % 70 % 77%

India was among the most illiterate nations on earth. Today Indian literacy rate is quite high and that has enabled India to take rapid strides in economic activities that require skilled manpower, viz service sector and manufacturing sector.

Population of India in crores
1947 1962 2008 2022
34 cr 47 cr 121 cr 140 cr

Indian population had quadrupled in 75 years.

Human Development Index
1947 1962 2008 2022
NA NA 0.563 0.645

Human development index was devised in 1990. It consists of indices of health, education and standard of living. As health, education and standard of living improves, so does HDI.

Agriculture production in Million tonnes
1947 1962 2008 2022
50 Million Tonnes (50 % of GDP) 71 Million tonnes 216 million tonnes 316 Million tonnes (17%)

Population has quadrupled whereas food grain production had increased more than six times. It had happened while agriculture sector is now contributing less than 20 % of GDP,  while it was over 50 % of GDP in 1947.

GDP in billion $
1947 1962 2008 2022
24 42 1200 3200

The figures are based on the current values of those years using exchange rate of those days.

GDP per capita in $
1947 1962 2008 2022
70 90 1000 2277

The figures are based on the current values of those years using exchange rate of those days.

One can notice that India, despite its problems, including wrong policy decisions and adverse geo political circumstances, has come up a long way in last 75 years. Now India seems poised to take its rightful place among the nations of the world. It is a matter of time (three decades in my estimate) before India will join the list of advanced nations of the world.

There are lots of things that can be mentioned here, but the above tables give us clear idea about the progress that India has made in various areas.

On this occasion, here is a song from an unreleased movie called ‘Aaj Watan Ne Hamen Pukaara’ (1970). The movie was made under the banner of Sangam Productions, Bombay. That is all the information that is known about this movie.

This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Bismil Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Mohinder Kaur.

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

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy 76th independence day.


Song-Aaj watan ne hamen pukaara (Aaj watan ne hamen pukaara)(UR)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics– Bismil Ludhianvi, MD-Mohinder Kaur
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aa aa aa
aao apna farz nibhaa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein aen
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

wo aazaadi jiski khaatir
kal thhe sar katwaaye
wo aazaadi jiski khaatir
kal thhe sar katwaaye
kitne moti aur jawaahar
kaam watan ke aaye
jaliyaanwaala baagh mein
jo thhe khoon ki holi nahaaye
o ho ho ho
ham mein bhi wo khoon rawaan hain
dushman ko batlaa dein
ho ho
ho ho
ham mein bhi wo khoon rawaan hain
dushman ko batlaadein
dushman ko batlaadein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

haq kisi ka koi dabaaye
wo hargiz insaan nahin
haq kisi ka koi dabaaye
wo hargiz insaan nahin
manavtaa ke dushman ki
koi isse badi pehchaan nahin
lok raaj se takkar lena
itna to aasaan nahin
ho ho ho
aankh uthha kar jisne dekha
uski aankh jhuka dein
ho ho
ho ho
aankh uthha kar jisne dekha
uski aankh jhuka dein
uski aankh jhuka dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind
o o o
o o o

in haathon ki mehnat se jo hamne
dam usaare ae
in haathon ki mehnat se jo hamne
dam usaare ae
yahi hamaare mandir masjid aur
girje gurudwaare
naye hind ke naye bane ye
teerathsthaan hamaare
ho ho ho o
aanch na aane denge in par
chaahe jaan gawaa dein
ho ho o
ho ho o
aanch na aane denge in par
chaahe jaan gawaa dein
chaahe jaan gawaa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

daftar mein ham kaam karein
ya ham machine chalaayein
daftar mein ham kaam karein
ya ham machine chalaayein
kheton mein ham boyen paseena
aur sonaa upjaayen
sabhi morche hain mehnat ke
in par ham jut jaayein
ho ho o
sarhad par jo date huye hain
unkaa haath bataa dein
ho ho o
ho ho
sarhad par jo date huye hain
unkaa haath bataa dein
unkaa haath bataa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
o o o o o
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आ आ आ
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

वो आज़ादी जिसकी खातिर
कल थे सर कटवाए
वो आज़ादी जिसकी खातिर
कल थे सर कटवाए
कितने मोती और जवाहर
काम वतन के आए
जलियाँवाला बाग में जो थे
खून की होली नहाये
ओ हो हो हो
हम में भी वो खून रवां है
दुश्मन को बतला दें
हो हो
हो हो
हम में भी वो खून रवां है
दुश्मन को बतला दें
दुश्मन को बतला दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

हक़ किसी का कोई दबाये
वो हरगिज़ इंसान नहीं
हक़ किसी का कोई दबाये
वो हरगिज़ इंसान नहीं
मानवता के दुशमन की
कोई इससे बड़ी पहचान नहीं
लोक राज से टक्कर लेना
इतना तो आसान नहीं
हो हो हो
आँख उठा कर जिसने देखा
उसकी आँख झुका दें
हो हो
हो हो
आँख उठा कर जिसने देखा
उसकी आँख झुका दें
उसकी आँख झुका दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

इन हाथों के मेहनत से
जो हमने डैम उसारे
इन हाथों के मेहनत से
जो हमने डैम उसारे
यही हमारे मंदिर मस्जिद
और गिरजे गुरुद्वारे
नए हिन्द के नए बने ये
तीर्थस्थान हमारे
हो हो हो ओ
आंच नहीं आने देंगे इन पर
चाहे जां गवां दें
हो हो ओ
हो हो ओ
आंच नहीं आने देंगे इन पर
चाहे जां गवां दें
चाहे जां गवां दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

दफ्तर में हम काम करें या
हम मशीन चलाएं
दफ्तर में हम काम करें या
हम मशीन चलाएं
खेतों में हम बोएं पसीना
और सोना उपजाएँ
सभी मोर्चे हैं मेहनत के
इन पर हम जुट जाएँ
हो हो ओ
सरहद पर जो जुटे हुये हैं
उनका हाथ बटा दें
हो हो ओ
हो हो ओ
सरहद पर जो जुटे हुये हैं
उनका हाथ बटा दें
उनका हाथ बटा दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द


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

Blog Day :

5140 Post No. : 17099

Today’s song is from the film ‘Road No. 303’ (1960).

This film was special in many respects. Let’s start with it’s title. Among the total of 3240 Talkie films made in the first 30 years of Hindi films (1931-1960), only 19 Hindi films had titles which actually had numbers in their Titles. The first one to have a numerical figure in its title was Miss 1933 (1933) and the last one to have it was today’s film Road No. 303 (1960). Just for information of our readers, there were 7 such film titles in the 1930’s (total films 924), only 4 such film titles in the 1940’s (total films 1191) and 8 such film titles in the 1950’s (total films 1125). There were hundreds of film titles having figures in words, like ‘Ek Thi Ladki’, ‘Do Gunde’, ‘Teen Batti Char Rasta’ etc. but numbers in titles were a novelty.

Secondly, this was the first Hindi film of the music director C Arjun. He started by giving music to the first Sindhi film after the Independence – ‘Abana’ in 1958. (The first Sindhi film ever in India was ‘Ekta’ (1940), made by Wadia Movietone, directed by Homi Wadia).

Thirdly, this was the first and the only Hindi film in which Mehmood and Shubha Khote were the leading pair. In all other films, they were in the side roles.

‘Road No. 303’ was made by Mahesh Pictures, Bombay and it was directed by Dharam Kumar. He was born on 26-11-1919 and had directed 14 Hindi films. His first film as a director was ‘Jalte Deep’ (1950) and his last film was ‘Truck Driver’ (1970). Dharam Kumar expired on 28-7-1993, in his 75th year. The 6 songs of this film were written by Naksh Lyallpuri (3) and Jaan Nissar Akhtar (3).

‘Road No.303’ is truly an obscure movie as no information is available about it on any internet site. This name too is not known to many. The film was produced by Ratankumar and Bhikhubhai. The story of film is….

Manohar (Maqbool) is murdered and his body is thrown on the Road No. 303 in the dead of the night. Ramesh (Mehmood), his younger brother who loved him much is devastated. Manohar was an honest Police officer.

Ramesh is in love with Sadhana (Shubha Khote), a young and educated daughter of Seth Deen Dayal (KN Singh) . Seth ji is a well known philanthropist rich man, running destitute homes for widows and orphans.

Ramesh starts finding out about the cause of murder and he learns that soon Manohar was to arrest a big person in society for some serious crime. Munna (Bhagwan) , a small-time pickpocket and a friend of Ramesh, also helps him . Sona (Helen) a dancer in ‘Red Lite Cafe’ is also in love with Ramesh and helps him.

Meanwhile there are attempts to kill Ramesh too. Finally, with the help of Sona, Munna, and Sadhana, Ramesh finds out that the murderer is nobody else but Seth Deen Dayal who runs a racket of trading women and children to Arab countries.

Sadhana is very firm and in the end Seth ji is arrested for murder of Manohar and for his illegal work.

The debutante composer C Arjun was one of those composers who never got what he really deserved. In spite of giving music to 22 films, he always remained a “lesser known music Director”. His best known film was ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ released in the same year (1975) as film ‘Sholay’ of Ramesh Sippy and it did an unprecedented business amongst the mythological films.

His full name was ARJUN PARMANAND CHANDNANI and he was born in Karachi on 1-9-1933. After partition his family settled in Baroda. He inherited his musical talent from his father who was a singer. He became assistant to another Sindhi music director Bulo C Rani. He started his career with composing for a Sindhi film ‘Abana’ (1958) (first Sindhi film in Independent India).

His first Hindi film was ‘Road No. 303’ in 1960. Off and on he got films under nondescript banners with B/C grade cast. That he created memorable music nevertheless did not do much to change his fortunes. His teaming with the lyricist Jaan Nisar Akhtar would rank at par with the best of Sahir Ludhianvi’s composed by SD Burman or Roshan. He also composed a number of non film songs.

He gave music to 22 Hindi films, besides films in Gujarati, Sindhi and Haryanvi languages. Some of his films were, ‘Main Aur Mera Bhai’, ‘Punarmilan’, ‘Ek Saal Pehle’, ‘Jai santoshi Maa’, ‘Raksha Bandhan’, ‘Karwa Chauth’, ‘Aankh Ka Taara’, ‘Lambu In Hong Kong’, ‘Ustad Pedro’, ‘Mangu Dada’, ‘Gunahon Ka Mandir’, ‘Nawab Sahib’, ‘Kanoon Aur Mujrim’, ‘Hamari Kahani’, ‘O Mere Jaane Jigar’ etc. His film ‘Susheela’ (1966), which was incomplete, was completed and releasd as ‘Subah Zaroor Aayegi’ in 1977 in which “Bemurawwat Bewafa Begaana e Dil Aap Hain” song sung by Mubarak Begum and “Gham Ki Andheri Raat Mein” sung by Talat and Rafi became very popular.

I still remember the interview of C Arjun by Ameen Sayani on radio in Binaca Geetmala program, a long time ago about the story behind as to how a popular song was written by Indivar and how it was tuned, for the film ‘Punarmilan’ (1964).

C Arjun said – “One day we (both me and Indivar) were travelling in a BEST bus while returning home in the evening, from the recording studio. Both of us were sitting on the same seat and the bus was packed full with passengers. After 2 or 3 stations Indivar saw that a young and very beautiful girl boarded the bus and she came near our seat standing in the middle amongst other standing passengers. Indivar was repeatedly looking at her time and again. After 4 or 5 minutes, Indivar asked me to leave my seat and offer it to the pretty girl standing besides us.

After a bit of hesitation I agreed and gave my seat to her. To my surprise, Indivar didn’t talk to her even once while she was sitting beside him for about 20 -25 minutes before she de-boarded the bus at one of the stops in our way. When I asked Indivar why he didn’t talk to her?. He replied today he shall de-board the bus with me at my residence bus stop & answer me when we shall reach my home. We de-boarded the bus at my residence. On reaching home Indivar said “My dear Arjun, thank you so much for offering your seat to her and letting her sit beside me and I have imagined and thought of some lines while she was standing and then sitting beside me”. Indivar there and then spoke those lines to me and they were “PAAS BAITHO TABIYAT BAHAL JAYEGI, MAUT BHI AA GAYI HO TO TAL JAYEGI”.

And then Indivar wrote this whole song there and then in about one hour and asked me to compose its tune the same night. We sat together after our dinner and composed its tune before we went to our beds late at night. Indivar stayed with me that night and left for his home next day morning.”

C Arjun died on 30-4-1992, due to a massive heart attack when he was recording a non-filmi Sindhi song in the Sterling Studios, Mumbai.

Sometime back there was a story that C Arjun started his career with acting and that he was the hero in film ‘Malhar’ (1951).

There is irrefutable proof available on Cinegems and Cineplot, that the hero of ‘Malhar’ was none other than Arjun Bakshi, and NOT C Arjun, MD.

Arjun Bakshi who had acted in some other films, including ‘Daku ki Ladki’, and Naujawan etc, was later a screenplay writer in Hindi films. He is the father of the actress Jyoti Bakshi (of ‘Bullet’, with Dev Anand). Jyoti and her father separated later and Jyoti had a very pathetic and sad demise, a few years back.

Few years back one senior member from RMIM group had reported that he had met Arjun Bakshi in a Music shop in Canada in 2003. And as written above, C Arjun had died in 1992. So, once for all it is clear, once again, that C Arjun the composer and Arjun the actor were two different persons. In addition, C Arjun’s nephew – Shyam Chandnani, who is in Dubai appeared in a music related Blog- Songs of Yore and commented that C Arjun had never ever acted in any film or visited Canada, in his lifetime. That was another final confirmation.

This film was only the second film – after ‘O Tera Kya Kehna’ (1959), in which Mehmood and Master Bhagwan came together. Today’s song is filmed on these two comedians. Though this was C Arjun’s first film, he had used Rock and Roll music for his songs. In today’s song he has tried a jugalbandi in Rock n Roll music with Bharat Natyam Music. Two duets were filmed on the lead pair. This song was quite popular in 1960 and many readers might remember it also.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this song was not yet featured on the Blog. Perhaps, it was waiting for me to write on it. Enjoy this duet featuring Rafi and Manna Dey.


Song- Bura hai na gaana bura (Road No 303) (1960) Singers- Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyricist- Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD- C Arjun
Mohammed Rafi + Manna Dey

Lyrics

bura hai na gaana
bura
bura hai na gaana
bura

itna to jaan
kya cheez ye kala hai ae ae ae
itna to maan
karte ki vidya hai

bura hai na gaana
bura na bajaana
ye phan puraana
bura hai na gaana
bura

mathura nagar ki kunj galin mein
dekhi hamne dhoom re
hoye dekhi hamne dhoom re
arey murli ki vo taan raseeli
manva jaaye jhoom re
manva jaaye jhoom re

dil ko har ek naach jhanjhore
kathak ke yoon baaje tode
[Kathak bol]
bura hai na gaana
bura

o door dakhan mein jaakar dekhi
duniya sur aur taal ki
duniya sur aur taal ki

chhan chhana chhan baje manjire
goonje thape naal ki
goonje thape naal ki
dil pe jara bhi rahe na kaabu
bharatnatyam dekh ke babu
[Bharatnatyam bol]
bura hai na gaana
bura
bura hai na gaana
bura

sair sapaate karte yaaron
aaye jab punjab mein
haaye aaye jab punjab mein
oye naach vo dekha rang rangeela
jo na dekha khawaab mein
jo na dekha khawaab mein

boodha baccha loola langda
jisko dekha nache bhangda
urr yeeaah
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
o munde mard kamaiyaan karde
o o o o
hoy munde mard kamaiyaan karde
ke lachhi tere pal(?) na bane
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
bura hai na gaana
bura

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा
इतना तो जान
क्या चीज़ है ये कला आ आ
इतना तो मान
करते की विद्या है
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा न बजाना
ये फन पुराना
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा

मथुरा नगर की कुंज गलिन में
देखी हमने धूम रे
होय देखी हमने धूम रे
अरे मुरली की वो तान रसीली
मनवा जाये झूम रे
मनवा जाये झूम रे
दिल को हर एक नाच झंझोरे
कत्थक के यूं बाजे तोड़े
[कत्थक बोल]
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा

ओ दूर दक्खन में जाकर देखी
दुनिया सुर और ताल की
दुनिया सुर और ताल की
छन छना छन बाजे मंजीरे
गूँजे थापें नाल की
गूँजे थापें नाल की
दिल पे ज़रा भी रहे ना काबू
भरतनाट्यम देख के बाबू
[भरतनाट्यम बोल]
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा

सैर सपाटे कर के यारो
आए जब पंजाब में
हाय आए जब पंजाब में
ओय नाच वो देखा रंग रंगीला
जो ना देखा ख्वाब में
जो ना देखा ख्वाब में
बूढ़ा बच्चा लूला लंगड़ा
जिसको देखा नाचे भंगड़ा
उर्रर्र यीआह
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ओ मुंडे मर्द कमाईयां करदे
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ मुंडे मर्द कमाईयां करदे
के लच्छी तेरे पल(?) ना बने
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ आहूँ आहूँ
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा


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

Blog Day :

5136 Post No. : 17093

Today’s song is a comedy song from the film ‘Madmast’ (1953).

The film was made by Sweet Pictures. Produced and directed by Jagdish Pant, the film had music by V Balsara. Jagdish Pant seems to be a director by hobby, because he directed only one more film i.e. ‘Padosi’ (1971), which was also produced by himself. The cast of the film ‘Madmast’ (1953) was Nirupa Roy, Shashikala, Sapru, Nazir, Ansari, Shakeela and others. 7 songs were written by Madhuraj aka Madhukar Rajasthani, 2 by Manav, 1 by the director Jagdish Pant himself and one chorus song is left without name credit.

Hindi film music is like an ocean. As many rivers merge into the ocean at various stages, regional music from various parts of India is assimilated in HFM (Hindi Film Music).

Initially it was the Marathi Stage/Natya Sangeet and Parsi theater which influenced HFM. In the East, it was Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Geete made the basis of film songs. In the Lahore center it was the Punjabi style after ‘Khazanchi’ (1941).

After partition and polarisation of film production language wise, it was Bombay, which became the center for HFM and it was a wonderful mixture of music specialties from all over the country. There were many successful Music Directors in India. I remember a famous quotation – “Behind every successful man there is a woman.”

Can you tell me who is behind every successful Music Director ?
I am sure many of us do not have the answer.

The answer is the ARRANGER.

Now, who is this arranger? Some have a vague idea, some may even think he is the person who arranges song recording and the musicians.

An Arranger is the SOUL of film music. Once the composer conceives the tune for a song, he tells it to the Arranger, who immediately makes its notations (writing music or Swaralipi), which only a properly schooled musician can read and play. Arranger also decides the instruments and their placements in the song. Most of the Arrangers in the Hindi film industry were from Goa, where traditionally Jazz music was very popular.

A typical Goan likes to live life ‘sushegaat‘ – which loosely means ‘araam se‘ or a carefree life. Their philosophy is eat, drink and be merry. This merry part includes Music.

Goa has given many musicians to India. Lata/Asha are from Mangeshi – Goa, though the family had shifted to Kolhapur; MDs Dattaram (Wadkar) and N Datta (Datta Naik); singers Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Shobha Mudgal, Hema Sardesai, Prabhakar Karekar, Remo Fernandes, Lorna are from Goa. (The list is only indicative,not exhaustive).

Most Arrangers were from Goa——

Anthony Gonzalves from Majorda – Goa. He worked for Naushad, OP Nayyar and Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal The song “My Name Is Anthony Gonzalves” from ‘Amar, Akbar, Anthony’ (1977) is a tribute by Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal to him, as he taught Pyarelal so many things including notations.

Chic Chocolate aka Anthony Vaz from Aldona – Goa. He worked for C Ramchandra mainly.

Chris Perry worked for Khayyam, RD Burman, Kalyanji Anandji and Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal.

Frank Fernando worked for Anil Biswas, Kishore Kumar, Roshan, C Ramchandra.

Sebastian D’Souza from Bicholim – Goa. He worked for Shanker Jaikishen from 1952 to 1975 and OP Nayyar.

Most of the players of western instruments in the orchestras were from Goa, like renowned musicians such as Robert Correa and Mike Machado (the pianists), Albuquerque, Verga, Simplicio D’Souza and John Gonsalves (the cellists), V Balsara and Goody Seervai (the accordionists), Duorado, Narvekar and Karnad (the solo violinists) and David (the mandolin player) etc.

The names given above are only indicative and not exhaustive. In addition to these arrangers, there were countless known and unknown arrangers in the film industry. Many arrangers, after working for a long time, desired to become music directors themselves. Some of them became MDs also, however history says that most such arrangers failed as MDs. Of course, there are few cases where they have succeeded too, but such cases are very few.

Datta Davjekar, Timir Baran Bhattacharya, Master Eric, Chic Chocolate, Shridhar Parsekar, Anil Mohile, Hemant Kedar (Ramkrishna Shinde), Bal Parte, Bhushan and many other names can be quoted as arrangers who failed as MDs in Hindi films. Few people know that the original arranger in the Hindi film industry was Mohd Shafi – who too became a music director later in his career. According to DO Bhansali, a leading sound recordist of the 60s and the 70s, a group of arrangers, namely Dattaram, Enoch Daniels and Sebastian D’souza together gave music to film ‘Street Singer’ (1966), under the name of ‘Suraj’. After this one film, the group disintegrated. There are however some cases where the one time assistants or arrangers became famous and successful independent music directors. In fact, most MDs were assistants in the beginning of their careers to gain knowledge and experience. There is an interesting case where a well known MD worked as an arranger/assistant to another famous MD, because he respected the senior MD. I am talking about C Ramchandra who became the assistant and arranger to Anil Biswas for the film ‘Girls School’ (1949). By 1949, CR himself was a much in demand and popular MD, but because of his respect for Anil Biswas he agreed to be his assistant on request from Anil Biswas ! This was the respect given to seniors in early days of Hindi films in Bombay !

Now let us talk about V Balsara, who was an assistant and arranger in Hindi films who became music director for today’s film ‘Madmast’. His piano, univox and melodica, the instruments he loved, be it for composing music for films or otherwise, have come to personify the legend of Vistas Ardeshir Balsara, the music director, who died in Kolkata’ on 24-3-2005.

The ‘gentleman musician’, as the affable Parsi was known among friends, had only his music to give him company in the twilight years as he grappled alone with ill health in the absence of his wife and two sons had predeceased him. The striking feature of Balsara was his never-say-die spirit. At 83, Balsara was still going strong on the music front with his Bengali film production ‘Til Theke Taal’ (2005) running in theaters in West Bengal.

He settled in Kolkata in 1954 after he was invited by legendary musician Jnan Prakash Ghosh, to the city. Earlier, he had been in Mumbai, then Bombay.

Born on 22nd June 1922, Balsara learnt music from his mother Nazamaye, and gave his first solo performance at the age of six with the pedal harmonium, in use in those times, at a packed CJ Hall in Mumbai. Barely ten years later, the young lad was assisting famous music director Ustad Mushtaque Hussain, in a Bombay film production ‘Baadal’ (1942) and had made a place for himself as a permanent assistant music director at the Filmistan studio under popular directors Madan Mohan, Khemchand Prakash and Ghulam Haider.

Balsara had his brush with the Who’s Who of the music world after he became the orchestra director of music company HMV in 1947 and then switched over to the RK Films banner three years later to work with the likes of Shankar Jaikishan and Naushad.

As the Founder Secretary of peer bodies like Bombay Cine Musicians’ Association and Bombay Cine Music Directors’ Association, Balsara earned the love and respect of his associates and young musicians.

Basking in the audience appreciation during a musical soiree in Kolkata’s Hindustan Park in 1953, the young musician decided to make this cultural capital his home a year later with a prized film assignment ‘Agni Pariksha’ (1954). At the coveted New Empire Theatres, he charmed audiences again in 1962 arranging music for Rabindranath Tagore’s celebrated play ‘Debatar Grash’ while debuting his own group the Indian Symphony Orchestra.

He gave Kolkata another first — the city’s maiden stereo recording in 1970 — when he put together ‘The Sound of Music’ recording strains of four Indian instruments in one album.

He had to his credit numerous popular film albums, both in Hindi and Bengali, a language he chose to speak more frequently in and with much more ease than his native Gujarati.

From the obscure ‘Circus Girl’ in 1943 to ‘O Panchi’ (1944), ‘Rangmahal’ (1948), ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Talash’ (1952), ‘Char Dost’ (1956), ‘Vidyapati'(1964), ‘Qurbani’ (1952), ‘Wohi Ladki’ (1967), ‘Jogi Aur Jawani’ (1975), ‘Pyaar’ (1969), ‘Jai Baba Vaidyanath’ (1979) in Hindi to ‘Madhu Shraboni’, ‘Joy Baba Baidyanath’, ‘Maa’, ‘Chalachal’, ‘Panchatapa’, ‘Subho Bibaha’, ‘Manik’, ‘Kanchan Kanya’, ‘Panna’ and ‘Pathey Holo Dekha’ in Bengali, he had an enviable repertoire.

Balsara who was greatly influenced by western music learnt to play the piano from Hildafield, a German musician. His knowledge of the piano made him use it to play Indian classical music also with ease. He mastered the technique of using the instrument for playing Indian classical music from Muneswar Dayal of Gaya. He was equally at ease with string and wind instruments.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and it is a comedy song. In this film’s songs 2 songs are sung by Dhan Indorewala, who was V Balsara’s wife. Today’s song is 4th song of this film to be featured on this Blog.


Song- Sulag rahi hai husn ki sigdi (Madmast)(1953) Singer- Rafi, Lyricist-Madhuraj, MD-V Balsara

Lyrics

sulag rahi hai husn ki sigdi
aaja pakaayen prem ki khichdi
khaayenge baith ke raja rani
phir nainon ki jhagda jhagdi
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad de pachhad de pachhaad
de pachhaad dham dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham

khuli hai khidki
kahaan hai maina aa aa aa
taak jhaank ker mar gaye naina aa
khuli hai khidki
kahaan hai maina
taak jhaank ker mar gaye naina
kab tak sabr kare ye majnu
aaja chham chham chham chham
kab tak sabr kare ye majnu
aaja chham chham chham chham
de pachhad de pachhad
de pachhad dham dham dham dham
aaja chham chham chham chham
aaja chham chham chham chham

pyaar mein tere ulta asar hai ae ae ae ae
main baahar hoon tu bheetar hai ae
pyaar mein tere ulta asar hai
main baahar hoon tu bheetar hai
tere baap ke joote khaa kar
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
tere baap ke joote khaa kar
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
de pachhaad de pachhaad
de pachhaad
dham dham dham dham dham
aaja chham chham chham chham
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
aaja chham chham chham chham
ghut gaya mera dam dam dam

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

सुलग रही है हुस्न की सिगड़ी
आजा पकाएं प्यार की खिचड़ी
खाएँगे बैठ के राजा रानी
फिर नैनों की झगड़ा झगड़ी
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम

खुली है खिड़की
कहाँ है मैना आ आ
ताक झांक कर मिस्टर गए नैना
खुली है खिड़की
कहाँ है मैना
ताक झांक कर मिस्टर गए नैना
कब तक सब्र करे ये मजनू
आजा छम छम छम छम
कब तक सब्र करे ये मजनू
आजा छम छम छम छम
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम धम
आजा छम छम छम छम
आजा छम छम छम छम

प्यार में तेरे उल्टा असर है
मैं बाहर हूँ तू भीतर है
प्यार में तेरे उल्टा असर है
मैं बाहर हूँ तू भीतर है
तेरे बाप के जूते खा कर
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
तेरे बाप के जूते खा कर
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़
धम धम धम धम धम
आजा छम छम छम छम
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
आजा छम छम छम छम
घुट गया मेरा दम दम दम


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