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“Insaaf”(1956) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for Bhagyoday Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Ajit, Kamal Kapoor, Ramesh Tiwari, Durga Khote, Helen, Johny Walker etc in it.

There were eight songs in this movie which is described as costume drama (veshbhoosha pradhan) in HFGK. Two songs from the movie have discussed in the blog in the past.

Here is the third song from “Insaaf”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this song is available. From the sounds of it, the song appears to be a fakir song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Daulat ke andhere mein tera kho gaya imaan…Allah ki nazron mein baraabar hain sab insaan (Insaaf)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

daulat ke andhere mein aen aen
tera kho gaya imaan aan
tujhko na rahi
apne paraaye ki bhi pehchaan

magroor na ho
magroor na ho
apne muqaddar pe o naadaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan

duniya ka ajab rang nazar aane laga hai
ik bhaai hai jo bhaai se takraane laga hai
ik beta hai jo maa ko bhi thhukraane laga hai
o o o
afsosh ke insaan bana jaata hai shaitaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan

zaalim ko har ik zulm se baaz aana padega
looti huyi har cheez ko lautaana padega
insaaf ki aawaaz pe jhuk jaana padega
o o o o
kudrat ka ye kaanoon badalna nahin aasaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan

ye saaz ye mehfil ye taraane na rahenge
ye husn o mohabbat ke fasaane na rahenge
jo aaj hai kal tak wo zamaane na rahenge
o o o o
mit jaayenge ik pal mein gunaahon ke ye saamaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan
allaah ki nazron mein
baraabar hain sab insaan

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

hum kahin bhi hon
chale aayenge

What an extraordinary promise this is.

We had a small get together of music lovers, earlier in the day today. And for the day it is, part of our conversation revolved around Rafi Sb, and his persona, and his legacy. ‘God’s Own Man’ is the phrase expressed by one of the gathering. Certainly, all people are God’s people. But then some are special. They are ‘God’s Own People’. Humble and giving – the two traits that stand out as shining beacons in this industry that is famous for cutthroat competition, and the rule of money power. So much corruption and cruelty bleeds into it, and in turn, generates more cruelty and heartlessness.

A small anecdote that expresses Rafi Sb’s true persona – small but truly profound. The day (this day thirty seven years ago), when he felt the first tremors of the heart problem that would very shortly prove to be ultimately decisive, and the family was getting ready to take him to the hospital, his last words to his wife were – please take care that no needy person reaching the doorstep of the Rafi household, is ever turned back empty handed. Was that a statement arising out of a presentiment of what was about to transpire? If it was, then it is remarkable that in such a portent moment of intuition, his thoughts were about some needy person coming to his doorstep, and not about anything else related to family or assets or instructions for the future.

So much has been said and written about him. Most things one can think of expressing, have already been said. And yet, there is this feeling that so much more has still to be said. About him, about his voice, and his songs. Some months back, when I was working on the series “Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक”, there were two songs that I had short listed to present as part of the series. However, on repeated listens, the mind pulled them out of the series, and thought better to save them for the anniversaries. Both these songs have something to say about the persona that Rafi Sb endures to be. Incidentally, both these songs get posted today.

The first one is the song that Raja ji posted earlier in the day – “Khushboo Hoon Main Phool Nahin Hoon”. The words of this song are such an endearing statement – that the sounds of his songs will sustain the music and the personality, enduring the passage of time, just like fragrance that wafts forever in the alleyways of the mind, unlike a flower that will decay and die, and be forgotten.

The second song is this one that I am posting now – “आप जब याद करेंगे हमको, हम कहीं भी हों चले आएंगे”. What a remarkable and a lasting promise he makes to us. We just have to stir the memories, whenever, and he promises that he will be with us. And every time that happens, it is a bevy of his songs that passes through the mind, re-enlivening his voice echoing into our ears. And his songs playing in close vicinity, makes one feel that yes, he is still around, for his voice is still here with us.

The film is an unreleased picture from the 1970s – ‘Murder On Highway’. One wonderful lilting song of this film has already appeared on our blog, as part of the above mentioned series – “Saawan Ki Pari, Chup Chup Hai Khadi”. Music is from the mind of C Arjun, and the words are (likely) from the pen of Asad Bhopali. Although, in effect, it is a call to the beloved, for a tryst, for a union. The words are simply superb. A couplet from the first antaraa says

aap ko dekh ke jeene waale
aap ke naam pe mar jaayenge. . .

The words and the sound of the voice seems to carry the being to the place where, yes, we are face to face with this divine voice. . . always,

hum kahin bhi ho chale aayenge. . .

Song – Aap Jab Yaad Karenge Hum Ko  (Murder On Hihgway)(UR) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – C Arjun

Lyrics

aap
jab yaad karenge humko

hum kahin bhi hon chale aayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko
hum kahin bhi hon chale aayenge
ek din aap hamaare honge
log munh dekhte reh jaayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko

ru e roshan hai gulaabi
shokh aankhen hain sharaabi
chaal aisi hai ke dekha kijey
aap ae jaan e bahaaraan
kyun hain betaab pareshaan
kya hua kuchh to ishaare kijey
aap ko dekh ke jeene waale
aap ko dekh ke jeene waale
aap ke naam pe mar jaayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko

aap ki zulf ka saaya
jab se ehsaas pe chhaaya
aaj tak hosh na aaya humko
pyar karne ka saleeka
dil lagaane ka tareeka
aap hi ne to sikhaaya humko
berukhi hum se karenge to huzoor
berukhi hum se karenge to huzoor
pyaar karne ko taras jaayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko
hum kahin bhi hon chale aayenge
ek din aap hamaare honge
log munh dekhte reh jaayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आप
जब याद करेंगे हमको

हम कहीं भी होंगे चले आएंगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको
हम कहीं भी होंगे चले आएंगे
एक दिन आप हमारे होंगे
लोग मुंह देखते रह जाएँगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको

रु ए रोशन है गुलाबी
शोख आँखें हैं शराबी
चाल ऐसी है के देखा कीजे
आप ए जान ए बहारां
क्यों हैं बेताब परेशान
क्या हु कुछ तो इशारे कीजे
आप को देख के जीने वाले
आप को देख के जीने वाले
आप के नाम पे मर जाएँगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको

आप की जुल्फ का साया
जब से एहसास पे छाया
आज तक होश ना आया हमको
प्यार करने का सलीका
दिल लगाने का तरीका
आप ही ने तो सिखाया हमको
बेरुखी हम से करेंगे तो हुज़ूर
बेरुखी हम से करेंगे तो हुज़ूर
प्यार करने को तरस जाएँगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको
हम कहीं भी होंगे चले आएंगे
एक दिन आप हमारे होंगे
लोग मुंह देखते रह जाएँगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको


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

It is that time of year.

Another year comes along, another 31st of July comes along – and once again, we remember, and pay tribute, to the one and only Rafisaab on this date.

37 years ago, on this day in 1980, our beloved Rafisaab left our midst.

Since then, Hindi film music has never been the same. Many have tried to fill the void – and they have been good singers too – but somehow, the void has never been filled.

For it is no ordinary void – because Rafisaab was no ordinary singer. His voice and his rendition were in a league of their own. So it is absolutely no disgrace to any singer trying to sing like Rafisaab if he falls just a bit short.

As for me, the 31st of July is a date that always fills me with emotion. As it is, not a single day goes by when I don’t listen to a Rafisaab song. It just happens – whether I’m looking for a song myself, or am reminded of a song by someone else. Thankfully there are many of his songs out there – just as there are millions of his fans out there too.

Yes, that is the legacy of Rafisaab – the wealth of music, the absolute treasure-trove of music, he has left behind for all of us. Everyone has to go sometime, however much we might wish otherwise. What matters is the legacy and memories the person leaves behind.

And Rafisaab has been amazingly generous in this regard. Not only leaving behind his legacy in the form of songs but also leaving behind very sweet memories with those who were fortunate enough to meet and interact with him. I never had that good fortune – but those who did, have nothing but kind words to say about Rafisaab.

And why not? After all, Rafisaab himself was one of the kindest and gentlest souls in the industry. Given his huge stature for most of his career, he could easily have put on airs, or thrown his weight around. He could have dictated terms to composers and colleagues, he could have exploited his popularity.

But then he would not have been the Rafisaab we all know and love so much. He would have been at best a great singer, with a divine voice. That is very important, no doubt, and would have ensured him a place in posterity anyway. But the place Rafisaab has in many hearts today is at an even higher level. It goes way beyond what just singing ability could have managed.

And that is because, above all, he was a very good person. An exceptionally good person. And that earns you respect and admiration beyond just your professional ability.

For me too, this is one of the main reasons I am such a big fan of Rafisaab. Of course, I love listening to his voice. I get lost in his voice. When I hear “tum bhi the khoye khoye”, it is like Rafisaab talking to me. 🙂

But the fact that he was such a kind and gentle person, never hurting or exploiting others, that makes me feel so very warm towards Rafisaab, the person, not just Rafisaab, the singer.

Stories abound about Rafisaab’s kindness and his helpful nature. I will not go into them now – many of them are narrated by those who interacted with him and can be found in videos on the net, and from other sources.

Rafisaab himself never blew his trumpet. It is said that he used to point upwards whenever someone complimented him on a song. In effect, saying “I have done nothing, it is all due to Him”. Such a humble soul he was!

I consider myself a reasonably big Rafisaab fan – but I am very humbled (and actually secretly overjoyed) when I come across other fans who are even bigger Rafisaab fans. 🙂 That’s because for me, it’s not a competition. 🙂 In fact, I might get to learn of new songs of Rafisaab, or new anecdotes about him.

If nothing else, I get to discuss more about Rafisaab – something I never tire of doing anyway. Forget being tiring, talking about him has the opposite effect on me. 🙂 If I’m tired, I just have to think about Rafisaab, listen to a song of his – and I suddenly feel much better. 🙂 There are many songs of his I just tune in to – “deewana hua baadal”, or “pukaarta chala hoon main” or “tum jo mil gaye ho”. These are just three examples – there are many more.

I have spent hours listening to Rafisaab songs. I have spent entire nights watching Youtube videos of Rafisaab songs and videos about him. When at 4.30 a.m, I feel “maybe I should just grab a couple of hours of sleep so that I’m not a complete zombie the next morning”, I actually still feel fresh, and good enough to go on. It is more a reluctant acceptance of physiological demands on the body than a desire to call it a day (or night, as the case happens to be). So I consider this time well spent. 🙂

In fact, only a few days ago I did an all-nighter, watching a whole lot of videos on Rafisaab. The Doordarshan show on him, where DD had invited young singers from all over India to pay tribute to Rafisaab. Then some videos from Pakistan, where Pakistani singers were paying tribute to Rafisaab. Followed by videos with Rishi Kapoor, Jeetendra, Shailendra Singh, SP Balasubramaniam and others talking about Rafisaab. And so on.

I went on and on – everytime a video would appear on the “suggested videos” list, I would not be able to resist. 🙂

In fact, I’d seen some of these videos earlier too. But so what? Like I said, I’m never tired of listening to, or listening to talk about, Rafisaab. 🙂

All of them were good fun in their own way – in particular, I would recommend watching the tribute to Rafisaab by SP Balasubramaniam. This video should give you an idea of what a big Rafisaab fan he is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcJxGgn4g2U.

By the way, what I find very heartening is that it is not just oldtimers who are fans of Rafisaab. Many of today’s youth too, in their 20s/30s, appreciate him. I know quite a few in this age group who are diehard Rafisaab fans.

Just a few days ago, on Twitter, there was a tweet from a young Rafisaab fan to his followers, saying “please tweet me your favourite Rafisaab song”.

The response to it was amazing. In no time, SO many people tweeted SO many songs, it surprised me. What made me particularly happy was that many of these responses seemed to come from young people. This reassured me that Rafisaab’s legacy continues. Not that I doubted it, but it’s always good to see evidence that reassures you.

I can go on and on about Rafisaab – I’ve written many posts on him here, but I will stop this one here for now, and move on to the song for today.

This song is from Shaayad (1979).

Full credit for this song appearing in this post must go to our own Avinashji. He sent me the link to this song a few days ago, with a request to post it on Rafisaab’s death anniversary.

Guess what? I had never even heard this song before! Avinashji himself was shocked – I think I must have fallen several notches in his eyes now as a Rafisaab fan. 🙂

Apparently this song is fairly well-known, it has also been sung in programmes by Sonu Nigam and Shan Mukherjee. (It is composed by Shan Mukherjee’s father, Manas Mukherjee, so it makes sense that Shan has sung it in programmes).

Anyway, I hadn’t heard it before – but when I listened to it the first time, I was struck by not just Rafisaab’s voice, but also the beautiful lyrics by Nida Fazli. They’re simple lyrics, but yet so powerful!

I then got down to watching the film, so as to get the context of the song.

In the film, Saroj (Naseeruddin Shah) is suffering from cancer. His wife, Sudha (Neeta Mehta), puts on a brave face but is totally shattered within. They have a young daughter (role played by Baby Manisha Munshi?).

Naseeruddin sings this song to his wife and daughter. Later, after his death, his daughter sings a few lines.

The male version is sung by Rafisaab The few lines in the female voice are sung by Sagarika Mukherjee, daughter of the composer Manas Mukherjee. ( I believe this was her debut song, she must have been barely 8 or 9 then).

The song talks about dying, but in a way that is very comforting. It says, “I am not a flower that I will wither away, I am that fragrance that will linger on. In every season that comes along, I will come to you too”. How beautiful and comforting a thought is that!

Right through the song, while listening to it, I felt as if Rafisaab is singing to me. As if he is telling me that he is a fragrance, not a withering flower. That he can be found in every bud that blooms, in every manifestation of nature.

And then the lines

Jab bhi meri yaad sataaye
Phool khilaati rehna
Mere geet sahaara denge
Inko gaati rehna
Main andekha taara bankar
Raah dikhaoonga

That’s Rafisaab talking to us. Right there.

Today, Rafisaab is not physically in our midst – but he is very much with us in spirit, in our hearts.

And his songs are the fragrance that will live on forever.

Video (partial)-Rafi version

Audio (Full)-Rafi version

Video-Sagarika Mukherji version

Song-Khushboo hoon main phool nahin hoon jo murjhaaoonga (Shaayad)(1979) Rafi/Sagarika Mukherji, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-Manas Mukherji

Lyrics

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Male version (Full audio version)
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Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Jo murjhaaoonga

Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Jo murjhaaoonga aa aa
Khushboo hoon main

Jab jab mausam
Lehraayega
Jab jab mausam
Lehraayega
Main aa jaaoonga
Main aa jaaoongaa aa
Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Jo murjhaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main

Meri soorat koi nahin
Chehra mera chehra hai
Bheega saawan
Soona aangan
Har aaina
Mera hai
Jab jab kali khilegi koi
Jab jab kali khilegi koi
Main muskaaoonga
Main aa jaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Jo murjhaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main

Shaam ka gehra sannaata jab
Deep jalaane aayega
Mera pyaar
tumhaari sooni
Baahon mein ghabraayega
Main mamta ka aanchal ban kar
Main mamta ka aanchal ban kar
Lori gaaoonga
Main aa jaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Jo murjhaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main

Jab bhi meri yaad sataaye
Phool khilaati rehna
Mere geet sahaara denge
Inko gaati rehna
Main an-dekha taara ban kar
Main an-dekha taara ban kar
Raah dikhaaoonga
Main aa jaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Jo murjhaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main

Jab jab mausam
Lehraayega
Jab jab mausam
Lehraayega
Main aa jaaoonga
Main aa jaaoongaa aa
Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Khushboo hoon main

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Female version
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Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Jo murjhaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main
Jab jab mausam
Lehraayega
Jab jab mausam
Lehraayega
Main aa jaaoonga
Main aa jaaoongaa aa
Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon
Jo murjhaaoonga aa
Khushboo hoon main
Khushboo hoon main
Phool nahin hoon

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Ashwini Scrapwala)
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पुरुष स्वर (आडियो पर आधारित)

खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा

खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा॰॰आ॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
जब जब मौसम लहराएगा
जब जब मौसम लहराएगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं

मेरी सूरत कोई नहीं
हर चेहरा मेरा चेहरा है
भीगा सावन
सूना आँगन
हर आइना
मेरा है
जब जब कली खिलेगी कोई
जब जब कली खिलेगी कोई
मैं मुस्काऊंगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं

शाम का गहरा सन्नाटा जब
दीप जलाने आएगा
मेरा प्यार
तुम्हारी सूनी
बाहों में घबराएगा
मैं ममता का आँचल बन कर
मैं ममता का आँचल बन कर
लोरी गाऊंगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं

जब भी मेरी याद सताए
फूल खिलाती रहना
मेरे गीत सहारा देंगे
इन को गाती रहना
मैं अन-देखा तारा बन कर
मैं अन-देखा तारा बन कर
राह दिखाऊंगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
जब जब मौसम लहराएगा
जब जब मौसम लहराएगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
खुशबू हूँ मैं

स्त्री स्वर

खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा

खुशबू हूँ मैं
जब जब मौसम लहराएगा
जब जब मौसम लहराएगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा
मैं आ जाऊंगा॰॰आ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा
खुशबू हूँ मैं
खुशबू हूँ मैं
फूल नहीं हूँ
जो मुरझाऊंगा


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

Today’s(31 july 2017) Monday song is ” Hey Shankar Pralayankar ” by Mohd. Rafi from the film HANUMAN PATAAL VIJAY-1951. The film was made by Basant Pictures of Homi Wadia. The producer and director was also Homi Wadia-the younger of the Wadia Brothers- and the music was by S N Tripathi.

From the day films started getting made in India, in the silent film era, the Religious and Mythological stories were used to make films. The simple reason was Indian audience was well versed in such stories from Puranas, Ramayan or Mahabharat, from generations, all over the country. This was a common thread between various states of india. Thus, even when Talkie films started, initially, many such films were made in almost all languages. Actually, such Mythological films were a guarantee to recover the invested money and a handsome profit too !

When the influence of social films increased in the 40’s decade, religious films were made less, but it is worth noting that the most popular Religious Films ever, like Ramrajya, Bharat Milap and Har Har Mahadev etc were made during this period only.

The Best and the Golden period for Religious films was the 50’s decade- 1951 to 1960. In these 10 years, as many as 124 Religious and Mythological films were made. This works out to an average of ONE film EVERY MONTH for 10 continuous years. Later on, however, making of such films tapered consistently and nowadays, Religious and Mythological stories can only be seen on Home Television.

From childhood, I developed a religious mindset, but my father ensured to impress on me that Religion is strictly a personal matter and one must decide how much importance one should give to Religion in one’s life. I have followed this principle till today and I treat all religions with same reverence. Excess or exhibition of Religion must be avoided. This is my opinion.

What is the difference between Religious and Mythological films ? Are they same ? No, there is a difference. Films based on stories from Puranas ( which is a mix of imagination and History in symbolic way) are Mythological Films. Examples are ‘ Ganga Maiyya’ or ” Ram Hanuman Yuddha ” or ” Ram Rajya ” etc. Films based on Bhakti or Upasana , involving Historical stories,persons or happenings are Religious films. Examples are ” Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu”, ” Sant Tukaram” or ‘ Mahatma Kabeer’ etc.

Film ” Hanuman Pataal Vijay-51″ is a Mythological film. It is taken from Vishnu Puran. Valmiki Ramayan also mentions it. The film tells the story how Hanuman saved the brothers Ram and Laxman from the Pataal kingdom of Ahi Ravan- brother of Lankesh Ravan. The cast of the film was Mahipal, Meena Kumari, Niranjan Sharma( like Jeevan as Narada, he was a regular Ravan), Shanta Kunwar, S N Tripathi, Dalpat, Rajni ( she was the daughter of Bhudo Advani’s brother) etc etc.

Don’t be surprised by seeing the Music Director’s name in the cast. Yes he is the same person. Tripathi was not an occasional actor, but a regular one. As a Music Director, Tripathi gave music to 107 films, composing 863 songs therein. He was an All rounder. He was a story writer, composer, Producer, Director and an Actor. He even sang 13 songs in 7 films, in his early career. Tripathi directed 18 films and acted in as many as 83 films !

Though his music was good, he remained branded as a Mythological, Religious, costume and fantasy film composer. Rarely he got any social film as a MD. Even as a Director he directed only 5 Social films. His role as Hanuman in Mythological films was popular. In films where mahipal was doing Ram’s role, Tripathi used to be the Hanuman. These were mostly Wadia films. Prakash Pictures also produced Mythological films, their films never gave importance to Hanuman. Some unknown actor was used for that role. Basant Pictures gave importance to Hanuman and Tripathi was fixed for it.

Wadia’s action, costume and fantasy films were very popular in the Middle East and Pakistan. When they made ” Rambhakta Hanuman”- in 1948, they had a problem. Partition had taken place and Pakistan was a New Muslim country. Wadia’s were worried if this Mythological film would be received well there. The major role of Hanuman was done by S N Tripathi. How to export this Hindu religious film in Muslim countries like Pakistan and the Middle East, was a major problem. A simple trick solved this problem. Wadias changed the title of this film copy for Export and it was named ” Udta Bandar ” (उडता बंदर ). With this new title the film became a Hit in that Territory !

Meena kumari acted as a Goddess in few mythological films, before she shifted to social films after the unprecedented success of film Baiju Bawra-52. She went on to become an A-1 grade actress in Hindi films, but her earlier Hero Mahipal remained a B grade actor till the end. may be that is the difference of Talents and Luck !

The story of the film ‘ Hanuman Pataal Vijay was-

Chandrasena, the beautiful princess of Naag Lok was kidnapped by Ahi Ravan, the king of Pataal Lok. Ahi Ravan- the brother of lankesh Ravan, his brother mahi Ravan and wife Mahadevi try very hard but Chandrasena, being a staunch Ram Bhakta, does not bow to them.

When Ram-Ravan yuddha started and Ravan’s son Indrajit was killed, he called his brother Ahi Ravan for help. He devised a plan to kidnap Ram-Laxman and sacrifice them to Goddess Chandi in Pataal Lok. Coming to know of this, Hanuman is kept as a guard for Ram-Laxman. However Ahi Ravan comes in the guise of Bibhishan and cheats Hanuman. He kidnaps the brothers and goes to Pataal Lok. Hanuman comes to know this and reaches Pataal Lok. There he is stopped by a guard named Makardhwaj, who claims to be the son of Hanuman and Makara in the sea. Hanuman defeats him easily, goes inside and tries to take away the unconscious brothers. The army of Ahi Ravan fights with him. In this battle Hanuman kills both Ahi Ravan and Mahi Ravan. But they become alive again and again.

Hanuman is perplexed.He contacts Chandrasena who knows the secret. On a condition that Hanuman will bring ShriRama to her for marriage, she is ready to tell the secret. He agrees. There are Bees who bring nectar for Ahi and Mahi Ravan for their immortality. Hanuman starts killing the Bees. One Bee tells him that Ahi Ravan will die only if 5 candles in different directions have to be blown off same time to kill him. Hanuman saves her life but asks her to knaw the Bed legs in Chandrasena’s room just before Ram comes there.

Accordingly Hanuman becomes Panchmukhi , blows the candles and Ahi and Mahi Ravan are dead.

Shri Ram visits Chandrasena with a condition that he should not be asked to sit on the floor. He is asked to sit on bed, which breaks easily and Ram is on the floor. Ram then tells her, he can not marry her , but he will marry her in Krishna Janma.
Thus Hanuman achieves vijay in Pataal.

This story is a mix of Valmiki Ramayan and Krittivasi Ramayan by Krittihas Ojha of 15th century and published in 1834 AD. As per Aditya kavi’s telugu ‘Ahi Ravan Charitra” in the 16th century, both Ahi Ravan and mahi Ravan were same person with 2 names. Ahi means Sthaan (place) and Mahi means Earth bottom. Thus Ahi/Mahi Ravan was the king of Pataal ( below Earth).

There was also a film in Telugu, “Mahi Ravan”in 1940 and V Jaggiah had done the main role.

Let us now enjoy this Bhajan by Mohammed Rafi……


Song-Hey Shankar pralayankar (Hanuman Paataal Vijay)(1951) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

hey shankar pralayankar
raakho mohe apni sharan
hey shankar pralayankar
raakho mohe apni sharan
hey shankar

saaje ?? vibhuti
saaje gal mund maal
baaje damroo dam dam
gaaje sav gan vishaal
aao hey mahaakaal
jaago hey kaamdahan
aao hey mahaakaal
jaago hey kaamdahan
hey shankar pralayankar
raakho mohe apni sharan
hey shankar

dhadhhak rahi mrityu jwaal
umad chali rakt dhaar
dhah dhah girta hai durg
dagmag hai raaj dwaar
dhadhhak rahi mrityu jwaal
umad chali rakt dhaar
dhah dhah girta hai durg
dagmag hai raaj dwaar
aao hey vishwanaath
shankar aanand karan
aao hey vishwanaath
shankar aanand karan
hey shankar pralayankar
raakho mohe apni sharan
hey shankar

mangalmay roop dhharo
mere sab paap haro
mangalmay roop dhharo
mere sab paap haro
aao hey mahaashakti
praanon mein shakti bharo
aao hey mahaashakti
praanon mein shakti bharo
pragato hey gangaadhar
jaago
jaago hey ??dahan
jaago
jaago
jaago


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Today (19 july 2017) is the ninth birth anniversary of the blog. This blog was started on this date in 2008. When I check up, I find that the first post of the blog was posted at 1:54 A M on 19 july 2017. In other words, I was wide awake at the early hours of that day. The fact that 19 july was a saturday and therefore holiday may have been the reason why I was still awake at that time.
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“Raat Ki Raani” (1949) was directed by Jagdish Sethi for J S Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Munawwar Sultana, Shyam, Sulochana Chatterji, Madan Puri, Jagdish Sethi, Om Prakash, Chaman Puri etc in it.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today, the 12th of July 2017, is the death anniversary of one of Hindi cinema’s big stars of yesteryear – Rajendra Kumar.

Today is his 18th death anniversary – he passed away in 1999.
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“Sanskaar”(1958) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Anant Kumar, Amita, Chand Usmani. Yakub. Agha, Ranjana, Leela Mishra, Badri Prasad, etc in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from film Raajkanya-55. It is a wonderful song by Rafi. Written by G.S.Nepali, it has been composed by the king of melody, my favourite Music Director Chitragupta.
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It is a year since the last song of “Baalika Badhu” (1976) was posted. That song “Arey Doli Mein Sawaar Sajni Ka Pyaar” was in the vocals of R D Burman. It was on RDB also called Panchamda’s birthday. That was a baraat song full of fun and frolic. Today we will have one more song- a patriotic song in the voice of the legendary Mohammad Rafi. It is written by Anand Bakshi.
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