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4449 Post No. : 15905

“Son of Sindbad” and “Daughter of Sindbad” were both released in 1958. So it seems to me that they were twins. 🙂

“Daughter of Sindbad”(1958) was directed by Ratilal for Starland Productions movie, Bombay. The movie had Jairaj, Nadira, Pran, Maruti, Tiwari, Kamal Kapoor etc in it. The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Daughter of Sindbad”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi , Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. Anjum Jaipouri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta. Incidentally, Chitragupta was the music director in “Son of Sindbad” (1958) as well.

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


Song-Lahar chup hai hawa chup hai (Daughter of Sindbad)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna

nahin hai naakhuda koi
khuda hai paasbaan apna
lahar chup hai
hawa chup hai lahar chup hai
hawa chup hai

jahaan bhi hum gaye
apni khushi ke geet gaaye hain
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

tareeke hamne jeene ke
zamaane ko sikhaaye hain
mohabbat ki kahaani hai
ye lahraata nishaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai

kabhi toofaan se khele hain
kabhi lehron pe machle hain
kabhi toofaan se khele hain
kabhi lehron pe machle hain
sahaara leke himmat ka
hawa ke rukh bhi badle hain
hazaaron baar duniya ne ki(?) hai imteha apna

lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
ravaan hai kaarvaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai

khuda ki raah mein
duniyaa ki daulat deke jaate hain
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

safeena ab usi ke aasre pe
leke jaate hain
wo hi maalik hai duniya ka
wo hi hai mehrbaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna

nahin hai naakhuda koi
khuda hai paasbaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai


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

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4439 Post No. : 15882

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 102 # In Remembrance – Jaikishan #
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Today 12th Sep 2020 is forty-ninth remembrance day of the genius music director Jaikishan of Shankar-Jaikishan duo.

Jaikishan was born on 04th November 1929 at Vansda (in Navsari district, Gujarat) and passed away on 12th September 1971 at Bombay (now Mumbai, Maharashtra). He was only 41 when he passed away and his death shook the entire film industry then.

As a tribute to him here is a song from the 1971 movie – ‘Yaar Mera’. One song from this movie – “Dil Ki Kitaab Kori Hai, Kori Hi Rehne Do” – has already been presented on the blog by Sudhir ji on 13th Sep’2013 with a heartfelt tribute to Jaikishan remembering him on his 42nd remembrance anniversary. Today we will listen another song from the same movie.

‘Yaar Mera’ was released after Jaikishan’s death and the movie was dedicated to his memory. The movie begins with this ‘couplet’. I am unable to identify the voice uttering these words, which plays in the background of the dedication title.

jo shaam savere miltaa thha
phoolon ki tarah se khiltaa thha,
aye maut, tujhe maut aa jaaye
kyon yaar ko mere chheen liyaa

Shankar Jaikishan ruled the music charts in 1971 with their “Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhaana” ranking top of the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list. In 1971 from the total 115 released movies, Shankar Jaikishan had composed music for as many as seventeen movies plus the un-released movie ‘Bombay Talkie’ making it to total eighteen movies. Here is the list of movies where Shankar-Jaikishan composed the music and that were released (or passed by Censor Board) in 1971,

 

S No Movie Passed by Censor Board on Lyricist/s
01 Albelaa 14.10.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
02 Andaaz 23.04.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
03 Balidaan 27.12.1971 Verma Malik
04 Duniyaa Kya Jaane 23.08.1971 Rajinder Krishan
05 Ek Naari Ek Brahmachaari Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Anjaan, Kiran Kalyani
06 Elaan 30.04.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Farooq Kaiser, Verma Malik, Indeewar
07 Jaane Anjaane 17.05.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, SH Bihari, Gulshan Bawra
08 Jawaan Mohabbat 15.05.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra, Rajinder Krishan
09 Kal Aaj Aur Kal 11.11.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Shaily Shailendra
10 Laal Patthar 31.12.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Dev Kohli
11 Main Sundar Hoon 18.03.1971 Anand Bakshi
12 Naadaan 20.08.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
13 Parde Ke Peechhey 16.03.1971 Rajinder Krishan
14 Patangaa 20.08.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Indeewar
15 Preetam 26.07.1971 Rajinder Krishan, Hasrat Jaipuri
16 Seema Verma Malik, Gulzar, Indeewar
17 Yaar Mera 29.11.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, SH Bihari
18 Bombay Talkie (UR) 19.02.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Usha Iyyer

Other than songs of ‘Andaaz’ (two songs), the songs of ‘Main Sundar Hoon’ (also two songs) made it to the list of annual Binaca Geetmala of 1971 from the above list of movies. And that can explain how tough the competition was that year.

The song “Dil Ki Kitaab Kori Hai. . .“was the only popular song from the today’s movie and it was frequently heard on radio during that time. As mentioned above this song has already been posted on the blog.

The film was directed by Atmaram for RS Productions, Bombay. Raja Ram and Satish Wagle were the producers of this movie and Jayendra Pandya was the Associate Producer of this movie. Story of this movie was written by Anand Dutta. Dialogues and screenplay of this movie were written by Abrar Alvi. Editing for this movie was done by YG Chowhan, and he was assisted by EG Shinde and DB Rana. CR Panchal was the controller of production of this movie.

The star cast of the film includes Jeetendra, Rakhee, Nazima, Helen, Paintal, Achala Sachdev, Jayant, Sajjan, Randhir, Murad, Sulochana Sr., Nana Palsikar, Radheshyam, Narbada Shankar, Krishan Dhawan, Manmohan, Raj, Darshan, MS Mehta, Fordil, A Kumar, Ram Sindhi, Mona, and Ashok Bhalla.

This movie has five songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri (two songs), Neeraj (two songs) and SH Bihari (one song). Music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur and Manna Dey are the playback singers for this movie.

Coming to today’s song, although a lesser heard song, I think it was also played intermittently on radio during those times and later on. This song is sung by Mohd Rafi and lyrics are by Neeraj. An entertaining remembrance which was lying noted since more than seven years now.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song. On screen Jeetendra is performing the song. Also seen in the picturization of the song is Manmohan and Paintal and many others…

Darr Lagey To Gaana Gaa. . .

Video

Audio

Song – Darr Lagey To Gaana Gaa (Yaar Mera) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi
haan aan aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi ee
haan aa aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aayeein
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa

jo bhi yahaan cheez hai ae
tera hi maal hai ae
jo bhi yahaan cheez hai ae
tera hi maal hai ae
tera haath thaam le ae
kis ki majaal hai
pakad bhi jaaye yaar kabhi tu
bas mein rail mein
thaane mein jail mein
bheed mein mele mein
sone mein
akele mein ae

sirf gaanaa gaa aa aa

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa

duniya ko bhool ja aa
jaam zaraa thhaam le ae
haan
duniya ko bhool ja aa
jaam zaraa thhaam le ae
mauj zaraa maar le ae
ho masti se kaam le ae
chot kahin aa jaaye tujhko
ro nahin dho nahin
cheekh nahin chillaa nahin
chup nahin bhaag nahin
so nahin
jaag nahin ee
sirf gaanaa gaa aa aa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aayee ee
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa

darr nahin maut se ae
khatron ko jhel tu oo
darr nahin maut se ae
khatron ko jhel tu oo
zindagi ye khel hai ae
zindagi se khel tu
phir bhi tujhko darr lage to
aate hue jaate hue
peete hue khaate hue
uthhtey hue girtey hue
jeetey hue
martey hue ae ae ae
sirf gaana gaa aa aa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi ee
haan aan aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम
डर लगे तो गाना गा
अईं
डर लगे तो गाना गा

जो भी यहाँ चीज़ है
तेरा ही माल है
जो भी यहाँ चीज़ है
तेरा ही माल है
तेरा हाथ थाम ले
किस की मजाल है
पकड़ भी जाये यार कभी तू
बस में रेल में
ठाणे मे जेल में
भीड़ में मेले में
सोने में
अकेले में

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा

दुनिया को भूल जा
जाम ज़रा थाम ले
हाँ
दुनिया को भूल जा
जाम ज़रा थाम ले
मौज ज़रा मार ले
हो मस्ती से काम ले
चोट कहीं आ जाये तुझको
रो नहीं धो नहीं
चीख नहीं चिल्ला नहीं
चुप नहीं भाग नहीं
सो नहीं
जाग नहीं ईं

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
अई इ
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा

डर नहीं मौत से
खतरों से खेल तू
डर नहीं मौत से
खतरों से खेल तू
ज़िंदगी ये खेल है
ज़िंदगी से खेल तू
फिर भी तुझको डर लगे तो
आते हुए जाते हुए
पीते हुए खाते हुए
उठते हुए गिरते हुए
जीते हुए
मरते हुए ए ए ए

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम

डर लगे तो गाना गा आ
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा आ


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.

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4439 Post No. : 15881

Remembrance day of Jaikishan :
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Today i.e. 12th September, 2020 is 49th death anniversary of Jaikishan, a half of Shankar-Jaikishan.

I have just now read the detailed Wikipedia Page of Shankar-Jaikishan, so will reproduce some para’s which are worthy of mention in terms of Jaikishan’s death anniversary.

“Shankar Jaikishan enjoyed an unrivalled position in the Hindi film industry. During their heyday and even toward the later part of their career, they were the highest paid music directors in the industry. Barring stray exceptions, they were paid more than the leading actors and the promotional material of their films would give them more prominence than anyone else.”

“What can I say… my musical partner in life has gone, what is left of me to say anything more, I had never thought that at such an early age he would leave us all and go; Anyway his good qualities of maintaining goodwill, giving love and receiving love were innate in him and I too don’t have them in me. He used to regularly remind me of my innate quality of being in a boisterous mood all the time and always abrasive with some one or the other and so on and so forthwith…….”
(Shankar on Jaikishan’s death in an interview with AmeenSayani.)

The page also has this to say about Shankar Jaikishan, vis-à-vis different singers :

“Shankar Jaikishan combo worked above all of with Mohd Rafi and secondly Mukesh, and produced numbers of hits and unmatchable gems. Mohd Rafi was their favourite singer despite having good reputation with other playback singers of its time.”

I read somewhere else, that the mukhda of the song “Ye mera prempatra padh kar” from ‘Sangam’ was actually taken from the letter written by Jaikishan to his than fiancée “Priya”. So this could be the instance where Jaikishan unwittingly revealed that he is the composer of the block-buster song. This caused a rift between the two as Jaikishan broke the unwritten agreement between them, of not revealing which of them is the creator of any particular song. Here, Rafi Sahab is said to have intervened and solved the issue between Shankar and Jaikishan, and also later on between Lata Mangeshkar and Shankar in the mid 70’s.

But there is no doubt of the truth here when it is said that “Shankar-Jaikishan, along with other artists, composed “everlasting” and “immortal melodies” in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s.[2] Their best work was noted for being “raga-based and having both lilt and sonority”.

All hindi film music fans agree that they changed the face of hindi film music with “Barsaat” and the success of the film and its music played a big role in this change.

The music I think was versatile and inspiring to new music directors. Theirs was a first of its kind duo, as far as I know who combined their talents and acumen with two lyrcists and made a fearsome foursome. They can also be called fabulous and formidable. They had to be, to be on top of the game for two decades. Shankar-Jaikishan can also be credited for starting the trend of version songs, one male and one female version. Contemporaries and seniors like Naushad and S.D.Burman rarely did it. Naushad in “Mere Mehboob” and S. D. Burman in “Sharmilee” and “Tere Ghar Ke saamne”. But in the later instance, it was both male solos.

I am actually trying to wrap up the long running series on Mohammad Rafi songs, so trying not to look for a Rafi Sahab song for posting on this occasion. But as luck would have it, I found this popular song from ‘Pyaar hi Pyaar’(1969). Moreover this song has a stamp of Shankar-Jaikishan signature style in the orchestration of the music. This is an Asha-Rafi duet, with the fast pace and beat. This is the manifestation of Asha Bhonsle making inroads in the Shankar Jaikishan cap, which started with “Teesri Kasam”. Shankar-Jaikishan were known for Lata only music scores through 50’s and not just for R.K. films. I think the exceptions to this were very rare and few, where Asha, Geeta Dutt or Shamshad Begum got to sing Shankar Jaikishan compositions. Suman Kalyanpur was one such alternative which Shankar Jaikishan tried, in mid- 60’s for duets with Rafi sahab.

I have also tried to find if Shankar Jaikishan ever re-used their own tune to compose songs, but could not find any such songs. Their music was a huge commercial success, so no one else could try and copy their songs.

The song I am presenting in a party song, where Vijayanthi Mala is trying to make Dharmendra jealous, flaunting a dance partner. There are other popular Rafi solos in the film, but this would be the most popular, with the title song of the film ’dekha hai teri aankhon mein pyar hi pyar beshumaar’.


Song-Tu mera main teri duniya jaley to jaley (Pyaar Hi Pyaar)(1969) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaiskishan

Lyrics

Tu mera
main teri
duniya jale to jalay
tu mera
o main teri
ha duniya jale to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay
dil teraa
jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

jhoom jhoom naache
mera pyaar bharaa dil
gun gun gaaye
iqraar bharaa dil
tujh se nigaahen milin
mil gayaa dil
phool ki tarah se meraa
khil gayaa dil
jhoom jhoom naache
mera pyaar bharaa dil
gun gun gaaye
iqraar bharaa dil
tujh se nigaahen milin
mil gayaa dil
phool ki tarah se meraa
khil gayaa dil
rut jawaan
pyaar bhari
ha duniyaa jalay to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

aahaaaahaa
tu mera
o main teri
ha duniya jale to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

waada nibhaane dekho
aaye hain sanam
lab pe duaayen laaye
tere liye ham
dil jo diya hai tujhe
phir kya hai gham
marta hoon tujhpe hi
apni qasam
arey waada nibhaane dekho
aaye hain sanam
lab pe duaayen laaye
tere liye ham
dil jo diya hai tujhe
phir kya hai gham
marta hoon tujhpe
apni qasam
tu meri
ha jal pari
duniya jalay to jalay

aahaaaahaa
tu mera
o main teri
ha duniya jale to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

aahaaaahaa
tu mera
o main teri
ha duniya jale to jalay

roop ke sharaare hain
tere hi liye
saare yeh nazaare hain
tere hi liye
aankh ke ishaare hain
tere hi liye
baanhon ke sahaare hain
tere hi liye
roop ke sharaare hain
tere hi liye
saare yeh nazaare hain
tere hi liye
aankh ke ishaare hain
tere hi liye
baahon ke sahaare hain
tere hi liye
main tujhi par mari
ha duniya jalay to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

aahaaaahaa
tu mera
o main teri
ho duniya jale to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay


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

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4438 Post No. : 15879

Some years back, I recall having seen for the first time on the internet the photo features of Hindi film stars such as Madhubala, Nalini Jaywant and Begum Para in ‘Life’ magazine. These photographs were taken by the magazine’s well known photographer, James Burke in 1951 who was posted in India.  From the standard of 1951, these photographs would have ranked as bold. But one more actress also featured in that magazine – the featured photos were bolder than those of the stars I mentioned earlier. Subsequently, I had also seen her images appearing in ‘Filmindia’ magazines of 1948 and 1949. The actress in the photoshoot of 1951 was Mohana Cabral.

Today, September 11th is the 30th Remembrance Day of Mohana Cabral who died of heart attack this day of the year 1990 in France where she had been staying with her husband and daughter since 1986.

Mohana Cabral (03/02/1929 – 11/09/1990) whose real name was Mona Cabral, was born in Socorro in Bardez taluqa of North Goa in Konkani speaking Christian family. In early 1930s, the family shifted to Bombay (Mumbai) when her father changed his job to Bombay-based Hindustan Construction Company. Mohana did her initial schooling at Victoria High School in Mahim. Later. she was put in a boarding school in Pune where she completed her high school.  In Pune, she joined as a telephone operator in a telephone company. It is through connecting the long distance telephone calls that Mohana got acquainted with some of the film stars of that time including Nargis, Begum Para and Pratima Dasgupta.

Mohana got introduced to Kishore Sahu who offered her a role in his film ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949) which was her debut film though ‘Aag’ (1948) was released first without her name being accredited in the film.  Kishore Sahu changed her name from Mona to screen name, Mohana which got attached with her during the rest of her life not only in films but also in the Konkani plays and singing career.

Sometime in 1948, Mohana got involved with Konkani ‘Tiatr’ in Mumbai. (‘Tiatr’ is a Portuguese word used in Goa for ‘theatre’ for the Konkani dramas encompassing music, dance, and singing. In a way, it is akin to Marathi ‘Sangeet Natak or musical dramas). Her debut Konkani drama was ‘Cortub Avoichem’ (1948) which was directed by the pioneer of Goan Konkani Tiatr, C Alvares, the producer, director, actor, song writer and the singer. In fact, Alvares was instrumental in encouraging girls to play the female roles in his dramas and introduced Mohana and her younger sister, Ophelia. In 1952, Mohana got actively involved with Konkani tiatr in Mumbai, mostly collaborating with C Alvares as an actor-singer and worked in about a dozen plays. Both the sisters were actor-singers in Konkani Tiatr in Mumbai and later in Goa. In fact, in Goa, Mohana is known more as a tiatrist than the Hindi film actress.

In 1951, Mohana met Edward Downing, a Royal Indian Air Force pilot in a hotel where the shooting of her film ‘Sansaar’ (1951) was in progress. They got married in 1951 and had a son, Mark. Unfortunately, her husband died in a plane accident in less than two years of their marriage. In 1955, Mohana got married for the second time with John D’frates who was working for the United Nations and got posted at Beirut.  With this posting, Mohana bid adieu to Hindi film industry. Her last shoot was for the film, ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

In Beirut, Mohana learnt Arabic and began producing dance programmes for Television. She also acted in a couple of dramas on Television. After spending many years in Beirut, her husband got posting in Vienna from where he retired in 1986. Post retirement, Mohana and her family settled in France. Mohana was very much interested in Goan Konkani Tiatr. She would regularly visit India on holidays and act in Konkani dramas in Goa. During the period of her visits, she had also cut a few discs of her non-filmy Konkani songs, some with her mentor, C Alvares.

Mohana died of a heart-attack in France on September 11, 1990 when she was 61. [Thanks for the inputs from Shishir Sharma’s Blog, ‘Beete Hue Din’ on Mohana posted on May 13, 2015 and an article in ‘The Navhind Times, Panaji, Goa dated April 6, 2020].

It is interesting to note from her filmography that how quickly Mohana established herself in Hindi film industry. In ‘Aag’ (1948), she had one song role though her first debut film was ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949). In 1949, she had acted in as many as 6 films. 1950 was a blank year for her as probably she got associated with Konkani plays in Mumbai. In 1951 and 1952 she did 5 films each. 1953 and 1954 was again lean years for her. In 1955, she did 4 films before quitting the film industry. In all, she acted in 26 films in her short span of 6 years in the film industry. The full filmography of Mohana is given below:

1948: Aag.
1949: Chaar Din, Jagriti, Kamal, Patanga, Rimjhim, Saawan Aaya Re.
1951: Adaa, Naadaan, Nageena, Sagaai, Sansaar.
1952: Aashiana, Chham Chhama Chham, Najaria, Saloni, Saaqi.
1953: Shole.
1954: Danka, Dost, Shart.
1955: Insaaniyat, Marine Drive, Sau Ka Note, Teerandaz.
1956: Taksaal.

I had noticed in the advertisements of films for which she worked in 1949-50 that  her name was written either in bold or capital letters. That shows that Mohana was popular among the audience of that time and her name mattered for the success of the films. In most of her films, she got roles of a ‘side kick’ to the comedians like Gope, Agha and as a singer-dancer.  Her popularity can be gauged from the fact that in most of her films, Mohana will have at least one song picturised on her. Some of the songs picturised on her for which video clips are available for watching are listed below:

Raat ko ji haay raat ko ji chamke taare – ‘Aag’ (1948)

Pyaar ke jahaan ki niraali sarkaar hai – ‘Patanga’ (1949)

My my my my my dear – ‘Nageena’ (1951)

O baabu kaise dil karoon qaaboo – ‘Sagaai’ (1951)

Lucknow chalo ab raani – ‘Sansaar’ (1951)

Haseena sambhal sambhal ke chal – ‘Saaqi’ (1952)

O madam do se ho gaye ek ham – ‘Aashiana’ (1952)

Dil mera hai deewaana – ‘Shart’ (1954)

Mohana has also rendered two songs on herself in the film ‘Rimjhim’ (1949).

On the occasion of Mohana’s 30th Remembrance Day, I present a song “Aisi Nainwa Ki Laagi Kataar” from ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955) rendered by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The song is written by Rajinder Krishan which is set to music by C Ramchandra. The song is picturised on Mohana as a part of a ploy to wood wink a soldier to stripe out his uniform to be used for disguising Mangal (Dilip Kumar) as soldier to gain access to the prison to facilitate the release of Bhanupratap (Dev Anand).

In the video clip, there are only two stanzas where as the audio clip contains the full song of four stanzas. This is the 10th song to appear on the Blog out of 17 songs in ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aisi Nainwaa Ki Laagi Kataar (Insaaniyat) (1955) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
 
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chhupaay ke
nainon mein lagaaun tohe
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chaupaay ke
jataao na itna pyaar
ke mann mora surar surar
haan haan kare surar surar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekho na dekho mohe
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekhi jab ke suratiya tohaar
kamar mori ghumar ghumar
haan haan kare ghumar ghumar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
main tori bulbul
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
aa ja chalen ghataaon ke paar
udd jaayen furar furar
haan haan jaayen purur purur
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर

नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
जताओ ना इतना प्यार
के मन मोरा सुरर सुरर
हाँ हाँ करे सुरर सुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखो ना देखो मोहे
देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखी जबसे सुरतिया तोहार
कमर मोरी घुमर घुमर
हाँ हाँ करे घुमर घुमर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
मैं तोरी बुलबुल
मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
आ जा चलें घटाओं के पार
उड़ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
हाँ हाँ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर



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Blog Day :

4435 Post No. : 15872

S. Mohinder (8/09/1925-6/9/2020) : A tribute
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Just as I was preparing this post for the birth anniversaries of both S. Mohinder and Asha Bhosle, comes the news demise of S. Mohinder. As I don’t know much about the music director, I was looking up on Google for basic information if it is available. I found the sad news and this news item.
S. Mohinder, among the last of the musicians of the 40’s, was born in Punjab on 8th September, 1925. The end has come just two days before he was to turn 95.

K. S. Shenoy Sir had made this comment to my recent post :

Nahm Ji, not heard this one before. Nice rendering by Rafi Ji.
At the beginning when I read that the post is about a children’s song, two songs immediately flashed in my mind
(Iconic) ‘Nanhe Munne….’
And ‘O mere pyarozameenke taro…’. Such beautiful song by Rafi Ji ,Asha&Sudha. Though not a sad tune, in the context of the movie it brings tears to my eyes.

He also gave the link for this song from the film ‘Zameen Ke Taare” (1960), which I found to be very sweet and poignant. Not just the mukhda only which Rafi sahab is singing, but the stanzas by two kids for whom Asha Bhonsle and Sudha Malhotra are singing. This was an unknown song and I heard it for the first time that day. It felt a familiar and dear song right from the first hearing. It is a lorry song also with the lorry driver, who is I think ‘Anwar Hussain’, the brother of Nargis. But his filmography everywhere has missed this movie,”Zameen ke Taare”, where he is getting to sing such a melodious song. The songs are composed by S. Mohinder and lyricist of this song is Pandit Indra.

Since I am doing anniversary posts regularly whenever possible, I decided to write a post for this children’s song for 8th September is the birth date of both S. Mohinder and Asha Bhonsle.
But that 95th birthday was not destined to be. So as a tribute to S. Mohinder I am reproducing a few lines from the famous song by the veteran composer of melodious songs :

mere liye sahar bhi aayi hai raat ban kar
niklaa meraa janaazaa meri baraat ban kar
achchhaa huaa jo tumne dekhaa na ye nazaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa
guzraa huaa zamaanaa
aataa nahin dubaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa

The famous song actually starts with this sha’ir byTanvir Naqvi :

Bhool jaana meri wafaaon ko
Bakhsh denaa meri khataaon ko…..

May the departed soul, rest in eternal, heavenly peace.


Song-O mere pyaaron zameen ke taaron (Zameen Ke Taare)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-S Mohinder
Sudha Malhotra + Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa aaa
ohhohoho
hoooooooo

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
jaana tumhenhaikahaan
o gaadi waale
le chal udaake
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan

kaajal lagaa ke
lori sunaake
hamko sulaati thhi maa aa

pyaar se jhoomke
mukhde ko choom ke
hamko jagaati thhi maa aa

khadi akeli
baat nihaare
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan

kehna na maana
ham ne jomaakaa
hamko rulaati thhi maan an

khilone de ke
pappi le ke
hamko hansaati thhi maan an

khadi akeli
baat nihaare
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan an

ham roothh jaate
aansoo bahaate
ham ko manaati thhi maanaan

god bithhaake
laddoo khilaa ke
hamko rijhaati thhi maanaan

khadi akeli
baat nihaare
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan
o gaadi waale
le chal udaake
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan
aaa aaa aaa aaa
oh oho ho
aaa aaa aaa aaa
oh oho ho
aaa aaa aaa aaa
oh oho ho
hmmmmmmmmmmm


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Blog Day :

4434 Post No. : 15869

“Adalat” (1948) was directed by Vasant Joglekar for Mangal Pictures Production, Bombay. The movie had Baburao Pendharkar, Shalini Devi, Jog Madgulkar, Sudha Apte, Saroj Borkar etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Two song has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Adalat” (1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Mahipal (later known as an actor) is the lyricist. Music is composed by Datta Davjekar. I must say the lyrics of Mahipal are quite impressive in this melancholic song.

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


Song-Kismat to dekho (Adalat)(1948) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Mahipal, MD-Datta Davjekar

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
kismat to dekho
humsafar r r r
kismat to dekho
humsafar
chaar kadam chale nahin
chaar kadam chale nahin
is tarah juda huye
ke aaj tak mile nahin
aaj tak mile nahin
kismat to dekho

dil ne to ki dua bahut
lekin na aa saki bahaa aa aar
phool ummeedon ke mere
khilaaye bhi khile nahin
khilaaye bhi khile nahin
kismat to dekho

dil ne to chaaha thha ki ab
kahde apna maajra aa aa aaa
ulfat ne si diye ke lab
hilaaye bhi hile nahin
hilaaye bhi hile nahin
kismat to dekho

raushan thhi jinse ae ye zameen een een
raushan tha jinse aasmaan aa aa aa aa
yoon gul huye mere charaag
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
jalaaye bhi jale nahin
jalaaye bhi jale nahin
kismat to dekho humsafar
chaar kadam chale nahin
is tarah juda huye
ke aaj tak mile nahin
kismat to dekho


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Blog Day :

4431 Post No. : 15864

Remembrance day of Mukri :

Mukri also spelled as Muqri was an Indian film actor, who worked as a comedian in Hindi films. Born as Muhammad Umar Mukri in Alibagh, in Kokani Muslim Family, he started his film career with the film Pratima along with noted film actor Dilip Kumar in 1945. Born of 5th January 1922, he left for heavenly abode on 4th September’2000 at the age of 72 years.

Mukri was seen in many films in character roles and comic role. One movie which comes to mind in ‘Ram aur Shyam”. Here also he featured with Dilip Kumar as his friend.

Today is the 20th death anniversary, so as a tribute, I have found a wonderful comic song picturized on Mukri and Mehmood. The film is ‘Madhavi’(1969), with Laxmikant –Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi as music director and lyricist. The movie had very good songs, I hear. This is the only Rafi song picturized on Mukri which remained to be posted, going by the information is Rafi sahab’s excel sheet. I expect, Mukri may not be as prolific as Mehmood, Johhny Walker or Agha. So there are most likely fewer songs where he actually sings. In this song Manna De is giving playback for Mehmood and Rafi Sahab is singing for Mukri. Now, in the absence of song video, how can I be certain of this ? I have searched on youtube, though the movie “Madhavi” is available, video of only one song is there. All other songs, only audio is available, including the song being posted. Actually, on closer inspection, there are voices of both Mehmood and Mukri are there is the song along with the singers. This is a comic song in real terms, maybe a rip-off on “Padosan” songs.

It was my husband who confirmed the playback for Mehmood and Mukri. As I was noting the lyrics this evening, he asked from where I had found this song from ‘Madhavi”. This is not a known song for me, but may husband knows the songs of this film very well.

The name did ring a bell that I had contributed the lyrics of Lata solo of the two songs posted :

parda hata de mukhda dikha de
saanjh sawere adharon pe mere

My husband also helpfully given the story outline of this costume drama film of Kings, Princes and Princesses. Sanjay Khan is a prince and Deepa, in title role of Madhavi, is a princess. Mehmood and Mukri are all part of the Sanjay Khan’s entourage. This songs is performed on stage. Pran is the Senapati of Sanjay Khan, and he has this dialogue as his ‘takiya kalaam” :

“Shaadi karungaa to sirf madhavi se, warna maut se !”

Video

Audio

Song-Saamne mere paani bharte… na karoon band tere chhand tingu (Madhavi)(1969) Singers-Manna Dey, Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Aa eeeeee
ae eeeeeee
aaaaaaaa aaaa
ae……
saamne mere paani bharte
baden baden kaviraaj
arey ik chhota sa machhar aayaa aaa
mujh se ladne aaj
hee hee hee heeee
hamm mmm
he he he he he
machhar boltaa hai
khatmal ke bachhe

(Laughter)
na karun band tere chhand
thingu
hey thingu
to mera naam nahin
na karoon
na karoon band tere chhand
thingu
hey thingu
to mera naam nahin

hey………
kavita chhod re
chal daud lambu
hey lambu
yeh teraa kaam nahin
kavita
kavita chhod re
chal daud lambu
hey lambu
yeh teraa kaam nahin

yaad karaa dungaa main nani ee ee
nani ee
yaad karaa dungaa main nani
(coughing sound)
paani
jis ki bhains ussi ki laatthi
jis ka ghoda ussi ki kaatthi
naach na jaane
da da triga da
naach na jaane
aangan tedha

tu to hai Mathura ka peeda aa

gaaliyaan denaa
baat hai gandi ee

ye kavita hai
ya tuk bandi

hey ea ea ea
hey ea ea ea
hey ea ea ea
hey ea ea ea

na doon main
na doon main
tod tere jod tthingu
hey tthingu
to meraa naam nahin

kavita
kavita chhod re
chal daud lambu
hey lambu

yeh teraa kaam nahin

“>ek to dhelaa
uss pe khotaa
ek to chhotaa
uss pe motaa
main lekhak sansaar chalaaun un
chalaaun

meeaunw
main lekhak sansaar chalaaun
main sainik talwaar chalaaun
aa jaa
arey aa jaa
nahi
aa jaa
jaa jaa
arey aa jaa aa jaa
sainki lekhak se na ladnaa
wah wah wah wah
phir se padhnaa

sainik lekhak se na ladnaa
maaroongaa
aage na badhnaa
bol gagan pe kitne taare
aaj ginoongaa raat ko pyaare
yeh gori mujh pe hai marti
lekin mujh se pyaar hai karti
oye oye oye oye oye oye oye
oyo oyo oyo oyo oyo oyo
peyn peyn teyn teny peyn peyn
peyn peyn teyn teny peyn peyn
…… ………
……. ………

chup
tu maali
tere haathh mein khurpee
bol
bol bol
chup kyun ho gayaa
tu maali
ter haath mein khurpee

khurpee
mmmmm
mmm
tu teli
tu teli
tere sar pe kolhu

nai
nai
nai
nai
nai
nai
qaafiyaa nahi milaa

arey qafiyaa nahi milaa to kya huaa
wazan se to maregaa aa
(Laughter)


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 :

4426 Post No. : 15848

Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II) – Song No. 18
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30/08/2020 – Birth anniversary of Shailendra

As children’s songs go, there is a healthy dose available of such songs in hindi films especially in the 50’s and 60’s. Or rather, I should say a healthy dose of children’s songs too along with the other types of songs be it religious songs, happy go lucky masti songs, romantic songs, sad songs, club/party songs, dance/folk/stage songs, road-side tamasha songs, comic songs and the philosophical/theme songs. Not to forget the lori/lullaby songs. Good quality songs were many and all the songs were made with painstaking care. So there is nothing like finding unheard songs. They may not remain in memory some months after the actual post is done, because the memory I find is a very fickle thing. It retains the information fed to it years ago, but is rather quick to do away with recently found and heard things. This is no fault of the songs concerned.

There are iconic songs like
‘nanhe munne bachche teri mutthi mein kya hai’, “naani teri morni ko mor le gaye” and
“Lakdi ki kaathhi kaathhi pe ghodaa” to name a few.

Two of three songs song which came to mind are written by Shailendra.

Here I found a children’s song from a the film ‘Deep jalte rahe” (1959), a duet by Rafi sahab with Vijaya, composed by Roshan-to commemorate the birth anniversary today of the lyricist Shailendra. He was a fourth pillar of the one of its kind winsome foursome of Shankar-Jaikishan-Shailendra-Hasrat Jaipuri. We see these names on many famous films credits. The team could not have been the legends they are without one another. Shailendra teamed up with other music directors also with notable success. A prime example is ‘Guide” with S. D. Burman.

Shankardas Kesarilal Shailendra was born on 30th August, 1923 and died on 14th December, 1966 at the age of just 43.

He is said to have died with heartbreak after the failure ‘Teesri Kasam” at the box office, a film close to his heart, also produced by him. Life is nothing if not full of obstacles. One needs to be full of strength to cross each hurdle. What should have been just such obstacle in Shailendra’s life, making him stronger for newer journey, turned out to be his last hurray. The film is a classic on its own, and plus the songs are pearls dotting the necklace of gold. I quote from one of the songs from the film, penned by Shailendra :

sitaaron ne munh pherkar
kaha alvida humsafar
chala kaarwaan ab chalaa
aa aa
aa bhi jaa
raat dhalne lagi
ho
chaand chhupne chala
ho
aa aa bhi jaa

oofaq par khadi hai sehar
andhera hai dil mein idhar
oofaq par khadi hai sehar
ho
andhera hain dil mein idhar
wahi roz ka silsila
aa
aa bhi jaa
raat dhalne lagi
chaand chhupne chala
ho
aa aa bhi jaa

Video :

Audio :

Song-Na ro bhai na ro bhai na ro meri jaan (Deep Jalte Rahe)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Vijaya, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan
Both

Lyrics

(child crying)

Mm mm
ae ae
aa haa
ee hee
oo ho
dhin tak
dhin tak
dhin tak
dhin tak
chaama cheek
cheek bomm mm

na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan

saahab to daftar mein hain….
saahab to daftar mein hain
arrey nau sau jhagde ghar mein hain
lo main royaa aa
aah haa ha haa aa
lo main royaa
mujhi pe hans lo
ae chhote miyaan
haa haa haaa haaan haan
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan
(child crying)
na ro munnaa….
na ro meraa betaa aa

huu huu
huu huu hou
binti kartaa hai hanuman
ramaa ho ramaa ho
jai siya raam
binti kartaa hai hanuman
ab to khush ho jaa bhagwaan
yeh hathh teri ee ee
yeh hathh teri
balaa ki hathh hai
kis ki chale yehaan
haa haa haaa haaa
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan

na ro bhai
na ro bhai
na ro bhai na

main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai
na ro bhai
na ro bhai na

kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan

main teraa haathhi
dum hai kahaan
main teraa choohaa
itna badaa
main teraa totaa
chonch bataa
poochh ye sab upar waale se
main tera Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
iyaa iyaa iyaa iyya


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4426 Post No. : 15846

“Durga Pooja”(1954) was produced by Dhirubhai Desai and Sharad Desai and directed by Dhirubhai Desai for Sharad Productions Bombay. This mythological movie had Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Shahu Modak, Kamal, Yashodhara Katju, Ratnmala, S N Tripathi, Rajkumar Indira Bansal, Sampson, Suryakant, Lathani, Prabha Shankar, Fazlu, Sita Bose, Dilip Pahalwan, N Bhushan, Yashwant Dav, Lajendra, Dubey, Vishwamitra, Kanchanmala etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it that were penned by four lyricists. Three songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Durga Pooja”(1954). It is sung by Rafi. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Jab tak ye duniya rahegi (Durga Pooja)(1954) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi
jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi

kahenge sabhi thhi kabhi ek raani
dharam ki nishaani
mita di pati ke liye zindgaani
charnon pe tere jhukegi
ye duniya teri kahaani kahegi
jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi

bhula kar chali chaand sa laal pyaara
nainon ka taara
chali tod maaya ka janjaal saara
kanchan si kaaya jalegi
ye duniya teri kahaani kahegi
jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi

o bhaarat ki naari
ari o suhaagin
piya ki pujaarin
hua dhany hai tere balidaan ka din
hua dhany hai tere balidaan ka din
mar mar ke bhi tu jiyegi
ye duniya teri kahaani kahegi
jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi
ye duniya teri kahaani kahegi


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.

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4423 Post No. : 15836

Today’s song is from the film Sarkar-1951. If this was the title from the times after year 2000, one would find this movie made on some Political subject. But the year was 1951, just 4 years after Independence.

When I was a young boy of about 8-9 years, like most others of my age, I too was very fond of reading stories of Kings and queens. As I grew up, slowly my interest in such stories waned. As I was exposed now to a bigger, wider and different world, my interests rested in many other subjects and after a few years, I totally started avoiding such stories.

Till 1947, there were 562 Princely states. After getting Independence,all these states were merged with India, but the kings retained their status as “Raj pramukh” or the Head of their states, albeit for namesake. Indira Gandhi abolished their Privy purses ( salaries) in 1971 and gradually the remaining status of these heads vanished completely. For thousands of years, Indians lived under some or the other Kings. No wonder their minds liked stories of Kings and Queens. This trait was precisely picked up by the filmmakers and they made films, practically in every Genre, woven around a kingdom or kings, queens and vaziers.

As the newer generation emerged from the Post-Independence period and became adults, they had neither any affinity nor interest in stories of Kings. Their world was wider and hence their film choices were different. By the end of the decade of the 60’s, films woven around kings, kingdoms etc stopped being made regularly.

Now films were made on a variety of topics and themes. The film Genres of Action/Stunt, Costumes and Folk tales became nearly extinct and their place was taken over by crime, horror, music, comedy, action by Spl FX etc etc. The older generation audience compromised with the new changes and started enjoying the new types of films, based on day-to-day topics, called New Wave or Parallel Cinema.

The senior generation of actors who were known for their typical acting in Monarchical films, like Sohrab Modi, Prithviraj Kapoor, Premnath, Ajit etc, either disappeared with time and age or changed their style of acting. In due course of time, the entire set of old actors was replaced by New Generation actors. This is the rule of Times. Almost every 15-20 years, the set of actors and others like singers, composers,directors etc get replaced and suitable people take over.

Today’s film is one of those films, which had a Monarchic story. It was produced by Ramniklal Shah, under his banner of Mohan Pictures, which used to make Action/Stunt, Costume and Mythological films. The film was directed by a veteran K.Amarnath (1-12-1914 to 14-5-1983), who had 34 films to his credit as a successful Director, from Matwali Jogan-36 to Voh din yaad karo-1971. He is known for well known films like Gaon ki gori-45, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Bazaar-49, Beqasoor-50, Bara Dari-55, Naya Andaz-56, Bada Bhai-57 etc etc.

Amarnath is also known for renaming Ajit ( from Hamid Ali Khan), for launching Saleem Khan (Salman khan’s father and one of the famous Saleem-Javed story writers), Sanjay Khan, Minoo Mumtaaz, and Helen. Noorjehan did her last film in India-Mirza Sahibaan, under his direction.. He directed 3 Tamil films also. ( information from his site k.amarnath.com with thanks.)

The 9 songs from the film were written by Qamar Jalalabadi (9) and Mulk Raj Bhakri (3). The music was by Pt. Gobind Ram. The cast included Veena, Ajit, Shashikala, Ulhas, Usha Kiran, Murad, Cuckoo and many others. The story of the film Sarkar-1951 was….

Vikram was head of a Gypsy Group and he had brought up Vijay as his own son. Vijay was so versed in the art of handling swords, that even Vikram was forced to bend down before the swordsmanship of Vijay. . Vijay was son of the king of Ram Nagar who was killed by the usurper, the present king-this secret told by Vikram to Vijay when they actually reached the skirts of Ram Nagar. Vijay was furious to take revenge but Vikram advised him to take every step cautiously.

One night Vijay stealthily entered the palace and reached near the garden where the princess was witnessing a Dance. Cupid did his trick and without Caring to know who is who-Vijay and Princess became one is Love. Vijay returned to his Camp but his heart was with Princess Bella, the daughter of Vikram, who was also in love with Vijay, noticed this change but could not understand it. . Again next night Vijay went to the palace but he could not find the princess in the garden, in search of her, he reached her bed room. Princess was surprised to find him there but more she was pleased to meet him. Now Vijay realised the blindness of his love – he had given his heart to none other than the princess herself but he had to tell l her with a solemn heart that he had come to take off the head of the King-to take revenge of his fathers opposed him, challenged him Vijay was determined, he proceeded.

The prime minister also noticed the steps of Vijay-he drew his sword there was a duel between Vijay and the Prime minister. Hearing the noise, the king got up and saw a stranger in the Palace. Vijay thought best to flee away and he did. The King was surprised and became enraged to see an enemy in the Palace and that too with the Princess. He inquired from her but she could not satisfy him. King gave orders for the execution of the Princess. . When Vijay reached the Camp-Vikram and Bela found him bleeding-they smelt the wound of Love in his heart and Vikram instructed Bela to have a watch over Vijay.

Vijay had no peace-he had to see the Princess-Bela allowed him to go but accompanied him. In the palace the Prime Minister had laid a plot-and the innocent lovers fell Victim. Vijay was arrested and thrashed into the dark cell where Sher Singh, loyal servant of the Late King, was locked up. They both came to know each other but were helpless. . Princess and Bela both tried to save Vijay from the execution- They secretly brought him out of the prison, but this was seen by the Prime Minister and he came to kill Vijay. Meanwhile the King too came there and the prime Minister killed the king and Vijay killed the prime Minister. Finally he and the princess get married and Vijay is crowned the king. All is well that ends well. [Source: Booklet]

The name AJIT evokes an image of a suited,Booted,suave,Corporate style Villain,who has a battery of assistants,typically named Michael,Robert,Peter and the like.He also carries a Black cat in his arms and moves with his moll, ‘Mona Darling’. This villain does not do any bad acts himself. He would mix with the Rich and the Famous,till a poor hero exposes him. One can also recall the flood of ” Ajit Jokes ” in the 80s and the 90s.

Ajit (Hamid Ali Khan) was born on 27-1-1922, in Shahjahanpur-UP. His father was the personal driver of Hyderabad Nizam. Ajit completed education,sold all his books and ran away to Bombay,to become a Hero. After doing some secondary roles in Shah e Misr, Sikandar, Aap Beeti, Hatimtai and Sone ki Chidiya, he became a Hero first time in film JANAMPATRI-1949, opposite Sudha Rao. While doing film Beqasoor-50, Director K.Amarnath gave him his new name AJIT. Till then he was Hamid in the credits,

When he became a hero, Raj, Dilip, Dev and Ashok kumar were in the First grade. Among the second grade were the heros like Karan Dewan, Suresh, Bharat Bhushan,or Shekhar. Ajit looked manly with his height and masculine figure. He worked in 195 films, out of which he was the Hero in about 40 films. He did maximum films -10- with Nalini Jayawant. He was so much accustomed to call her Nalini, that few times he called his own foreigner wife (an Ava Gardener look alike ) as Nalini and enraged by this, she gave him the divorce.
His other heroines were, Madhubala, Geeta Bali, Vanmala, Begum para, Rehana, Kamini Kaushal, Bina Rai, Veena, Jayashree, Nimmi, Meena Kumari etc.

From Mughal e Azam and Naya Daur, he started doing side roles. In Naya Daur, he matched Dilip kumar by all standards. He delivered dialogues like ‘ Rajput jaan se jaate hain, Vachan se Nahin (Mughal-e-Azam) and ‘ Dosti ke naam pe thook diya toone, voh bhi ek loundi ke khatir’ (Naya Daur) and the audience clapped !

From Suraj-1966 he turned a Villain and established his special brand of villainy. He modified and fine tuned the suave Pran’s style further,which became his trademark. Ajit acted in 195 films. Ajit died on 21-10-1998.

Here is what ” Independent” the London daily newspaper wrote in his obituary, on 27-10-1998-

” AJIT was Indian cinema’s most successful villain. Acting in over 200 films in a career which spanned nearly four decades, Ajit delivered his outrageously evil, double entendre one-liners with a deadpan face which inspired a genre of outlandish jokes and eventually made him into a national folk hero.

With his Clark Gable-style pencil moustache and imposing physique, Ajit gave a twist to villainy in Bollywood, India’s film capital city of Bombay. He ably portrayed the ruthlessly suave, archetypal thug constantly surrounded by an army of “heavies”. He was invariably accompanied by a vacuous moll named something like Silly Lilly or Mona Darling and a side-kick called Robert or Mike.

In one of his movies he nonchalantly confines the hero, already beaten to a pulp and chained to a dungeon wall, to a living hell by ordering him to be dipped into a drum full of liquid oxygen. “The liquid will not let him live and the oxygen will not let him die,” he cries. In another film he tells Mona Darling, “The password is `Legs’. Spread the word.”

Ajit’s dialogues were a hilarious mix of Hindi and pidgin English which captured the public’s imagination and led to hundreds of Ajit jokes that are still in circulation today. In one such quip Ajit is asked by his sidekick Peter to suggest a name for his newly born son. “Call him Re Peter,” comes the unblinking response. Ajit himself was vastly entertained by these jokes, which continued long after his retirement from films in the early Nineties. “I used to download them from the Internet and read them to him and he would laugh heartily,” said his son Zahid Ali Khan. ”

Today’s duet is by Mohd. Rafi and Shamshad Begum. It is a good song.


Song-Main maali ka chhokra (Sarkaar) (1951) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

Main maali ka chhokra
hoy main maali ka chhokra
mera baag hai jamuna paar paar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
ho mera baag hai jamuna paar paar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy tararararararara hoy
hoy main kisaan ki chhokri
hoy main kisaan ki chhokri
mera khet hai ganga paar paar
mera khet hai ganga paar
mera khet hai ganga paar paar
mera khet hai ganga paar

lelo kela aur naarangi
le lo laal anaar
baabu le lo laal anaar
jo bhi khaaye anaar hamaara
chadhe na usko bukhaar
jo bhi khaaye anaar hamaara
chadhe na usko bukhaar
do do aane
do do aane
do do aane
do do aane
le lo laal anaar yaar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy main maali ka chhokra
mera baag hai jamuna paar paar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy
hoy
teri anaar ??
sasti aur mazedaar
lelo sasti aur mazedaar
aao logon le lo isko
ik paise ki chaar
aao logon le lo isko
ik paise ki chaar
ik paise ki chaar chaar
mera khet hai ganga paar
hoy main kisaan ki chhokri
mera khet hai ganga paar paar
mera khet hai ganga paar

arre suno suno suno suno suno
Amritsar ke lo kharboooje
Kaashi ke amrood
bhaiyya Kaashi ke amrood
Poone ki mausambi le lo
wo bhi hai mauzood
Poone ki mausambi le lo
wo bhi hai mauzood
aur Kaashmeer ke seb khareedo
ek rupaye ke chaar
Kaashmeer ke seb khareedo
ek rupaye ke chaar
ek rupaye ke chaar chaar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy main maali ka chhokra
mera baag hai jamuna paar paar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy dekho dekho dekho dekho dekho
khet hai iska kitna maghanga
saste ka ye khaana
mere saste ka ye khaana
Changu khaaye
Mangu khaaye
khaaye boodhha naana
aur Mangla khaaye
Bindiya khaaye
khaaye sabhi zamaana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
le lo ek ek aana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
le lo ek ek aana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
hurr
haa


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