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

Archive for the ‘“Raja” song’ Category


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Blog Day :

5250 Post No. : 17251

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 135
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On this date ten years back viz on 2 December 2012, eight songs from eight movies were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7108 Wo aayenge khushi ban kar Aurat(1953) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
7109 Dard e muhabbat buri bala hai o chacha jee Captain Kishore(1957) 4 songs covered out of 7 by now
7110 Dil lagaa ke qadar gayi pyaare Kaala Paani (1958) Movie YIPPEED in the blog with this song
7111 Lehron mein jhool ke Do Gunde(1959) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
7112 Wo teer dil pe chala Aarti(1962) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
7113 Ek thha raaja ek thhi raani Hariyaali aur Raastaa (1962) Movie YIPPEED in the blog with this song
7114 Na itna sitam mujhpe dhaayaa karo Geet (1970) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
7115 Gagan ye samjhe chaand sukhi hai Saawan Ko Aane Do(1979) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now

We can observe that as many as seven movies (out of eight) whose songs were covered in the blog on this date ten years ago (on 2 december 2012) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with just one movie that is still unYIPPEED and is therefore eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (2 december 2022).

The BTYC eligible movie today is “Captain Kishore”(1957).

“Captain Kishore”(1957) was produced and directed by JBH Wadia for Wadia Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Shashikala, Suresh, Anwar, Naina, Roopmala, Mirza Musharraf, Sheikh, Tuntun, Munshi Munakka, Pakkoo, Shri Bhagwan, Azeem, Mohini, Abdullaa, Korega, Jullian etc in it.

“Captain Kishore”(1957) had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt and female chorus. Khumar Barabankwi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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

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

Audio link:

Song-Aiyy aiyy aiyyo raaja (Captain Kishore)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Khumar Barabankwi, MD-Chitragupta
Female chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

Aiyy aiyy aiyyo raajaa
aankhon mein tu samaa jaa
dil se dil milaa jaa
phir duniya apnee hai aey
aiyya aiyy aiyyo raajaa
aankhon mein tu samaa jaa
dil se dil milaa jaa
phir duniya apnee hai ae

ooo ooo oh oho
aaa aaaa aaa aa ha aa
nazar nayee hai
daur nayaa
tujhko mubaarak pyaar nayaa
samaa hai suhaanaa
jiyaa na jalaanaa
tujhko qasam hai
raajaa paas mere aa jaaa
aiyya aiyyaiyyo raajaa
aankhon mein tu samaa jaa
dil se dil milaa jaa
phir duniya apnee hai ae

ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaaa
aaaa

raat se din kaa mel naheen
pyaar nibhaanaa khel naheen
aaa aaaa hhaaa aa hhaaa aaaa
hhaahhhaaa hhaaa hhaaa

raat se din kaa mel naheen
pyaar nibhaanaa khel naheen
chhodo jee bahaanaa
hansegaa zamaanaa
achchaa hai ye maukaa rajaa
apnaa banaa jaa
aiyya aiyyaiyyo raajaa
aankhon mein tu samaa jaa
dil se dil milaa jaa
phir duniya apnee hai ae

ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
ohho oohho hho o o
aaa aaaa aaa haa aaaaaaa
chal gayaa jaadoo pyaar huaa
nazar jhukee iqraar huaa
hhaa hhaaa haahhaa aaaa
haahhaaa aaa haaaa

chal gayaa jaadoo pyaar huaa
nazar jhukee iqraar huaa
dil hai nazraanaa
isey na bhulaanaa
chori chori pyaar ka
? uthhaa jaa
aiyya aiyyaiyyo raajaa
aankhon mein tu samaa jaa
dil se dil milaa jaa
phir duniya apnee hai ae


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Blog Day :

5203 Post No. : 17187

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 114
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Ten years back on this date viz on 16th October 2012, five songs from five different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6861 Ambuaa ki daal daali jhoom rahi hai aali Vidhyapati (1937) Movie YIPPEED by now
6862 Tum bhi wohi ho main bhi wohi hoon Siskiyaan (UR)(1952) Unreleased movie. Number of songs unknown
6863 Mere dil kabhi to koi aayegaa Main Chup Rahoongi (1962) Movie YIPPEED by now
6864 Ye mausam bheega bheega hai Dharti (1970) Movie YIPPEED by now
6865 Kisi shaayar ki ghazal dream girl Dream Girl (1977) 5 songs out of six covered

We can see from the above that four movies (out of six) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (16 october 2012) have since been YIPPEED in the blog. Out of remaining two movies, one movie was unreleased and totl number of songs recorded for that movie is not known. Other songs of that unrelaesed movie may not be available either.

That leaves us with only one movie that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (16 october 2022).

That movie is “Dream Girl”(1977).

“Dream Girl”(1977) was produced by I K Bahl & Jaya Chakravorty and directed by Pramod Chakravorty for Trimurty Films, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Prem Chopra, Lalita Pawar, Dina Pathak, Komila Wirk, Alka, Pinchoo Kapoor, S.N.Bannerjee, Sapru, Parveen Paul, Birbal, Kuljeet, Shaikh, Lalita Kumari(Sinha), Dube, Satyen Kapoo, Ritu Kamal, Madhu Chauhan, Kamal, Julie, Millie, Ratna, Madhup Sharma, Jagdish Raj, Rajan Kapoor, Mirza,  Mohan,  Jaswant, Darshan, Shidke, Bihari, Randhir, Dhumal, Master Chintoo, Rajoo, Alankar, Ladoo, Padmini Kolhapure, Chikoo, Bunty, Bobby, Madhu Malini,Jang Bahadur, Pallavi, Komal, Titoo, Romy, Ravi, Abbas, Asrani etc. The movie also had Seema deo, Ramesh deo, Mohan Choti and Sujit Kumar in special appearances.

“Dream Girl”(1977) had six songs in it. Five songs have already been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number song Date of post Singer (s)
6865 Kisi shaayar ki ghazal dream girl 16 october 2012 Kishore Kumar
8843 Duniya ke log kitne achche hote 16 october 2013 Asha Bhonsle
10969 Hua kya agar tu zara bewafa hai 24 march 2015 Hema Malini, Kishore Kumar
15975 Chhuppa chhuppi khelen aao Multiple version song 16 october 2020 Lata Mangeshkar

One can notice that all songs (except one song) of “Dream Girl”(1977) have appeared on the blog on 16 october of various years. That is no coincidence. This date happens to be the birthday of Hema Malini (DoB 16 october 1948). Moreover, all these posts have been by different posters, all obviously great fans of Hema Malini.

It must be said that Hema Malini had aged gracefully. She still appears in advertisements and helps sell household products like water filter. If a person unfamiliar with Hema Malini is informed that she is 74 years old then he/she will refuse to accept it ! That is how young and well preserved she looks.

Peevesie’s mom, who was the poster of Duniya ke log kitne achche hote the Hema Malini birthday article on 16 october 2013, had the good fortune of once meeting Hema Malini personally at an airport and Hema Malini graciously agreed to get herself photographed with Peevesie’s mom. 🙂

Hema Malini was a Rajya Sabha member from 2003 to 2009. Today Hema Malini is a Member of Lok Sabha from Mathura (UP). She has no connections with Mathura or UP,  still she continues to win parliamentary election from this seat comfortably. Today she is into her second term as an MP from Mathura. It shows how popular she still is all over India.

She obviously looks after the needs of her constituency. I can vouch for that. I was posted at Izatnagar workshop (Bareilly) which is located near Mathura. I received a letter from her that the Railbus running between Mathura and Vrindawan had become overaged and gone out of order. A new rail bus may kindly be manufactured in Izatnagar workshop for this service. I wondered why railbus, clearly a loss making proposition should be manufactured. Hema Malini clearly had influence among the higher echelons of Railways, because a senior officer from North Central Railway (under whose jurisdiction Mathura falls), visited me and convinced me why manufacturing this railbus was important for Mathura as well as for Railways.

This new railbus, manufactured in Izatnagar Railway workshop, is today an important tourist attraction in Mathura. 🙂

We take this opportunity to wish Hema Malini a very happy birthday. Let there be many more returns of the day.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Dream Girl”(1977) that is bound to chear everyone up. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. The lilting music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The song is lip synced by Hema Malini. Sujeeet Kumar, Dharmendra, Asrani, Rajrani, Mohan Choti etc can also be seen in the picturisation.

With this song, the sixth and final song from “Dream Girl”(1977), all the songs of the movie have now been covered in the blog. With this song, “Dream Girl”(1977) joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

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

Video


Audio link:

Song-Ho Raaja baabu dil ko sambhaal rakhna (Dream Girl)(1977) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)
(Lyrics of audio version)

Soch ke haath pakadna re
mat jaana is akeli pe
mere paas jo aaye
rakhe apni jaan hatheli pe
ho raaja baabu
ho raaja baabu
dil ko sambhaal rakhna aa aa
mere kanne chhuri hai
ho mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhna
ho raaja baabu
dil ko sambhal rakhna aa aa
mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhna
ho raaja baabu
raaja baabu
dil ko sambhaal rakhna aa aa
mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhna

ja tere haathon mein
mera aanchal nahin aayega
mere peechhe peechhe bhaagega
to dhokha khaayega
chaltee hawa ko pakadna hai mushqil
yaad hamesha
yaad hamesha ye misaal rakhna aa
mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhna
ho raaja baabu
dil ko sambhal rakhna aa aa
mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhna

aag sey jo khela karte hain
wo deewaane hote hain
mujhko chhed ke hansne waale
dil ko thhaam ke rote hain
ponchhega tu kis tarah apne aansu
jeb mein hamesha
jeb mein hamesha roomaal rakhna aa aa
mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhna
ho raaja baabu
dil ko sambhaal rakhna aa aa
mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhna

toone kya socha hai
tujhse dar ke main jhuk jaaungee
main bijli hoon
kyaa main tere
roke se ruk jaaungee
main tere bas mein na aaungee rasiya
dil se ye armaan
dil se ye armaan nikaal rakhnaa aa aa
mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhna
ho raajaa baabu
dil ko sambhaal rakhnaa aa aa
mere kanne chhuri ee
kyaa ?
mere kanne chhuri hai
khayaal rakhnaa
ho o raajaa baabu u u


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 :

5198 Post No. : 17180

Hullo Atuldom

Top three actors of the golden era of Hindi cinema (from mid 1940s to late 1960s) were Dilip-Dev-Raj. They were nearly of the same age though their debut years were “Jwar Bhata” (Dilip Kumar) in 1944, “Hum Ek Hain” which came in 1946 (Dev Anand) and “Valmiki” also in 1946 which had Raj Kapoor in his first adult role but it was a tiny role. The three of them carved their own path and were the dominant stars of the Golden Era. Raj Kapoor went on to become a much-acclaimed actor-director earning him the title of ‘The greatest Showman’, Dev Anand also became an actor-director and was usually associated with slick and stylish city-based films and became popular for his trendy fashion sense as well, and Dilip Kumar came to be hailed as the greatest actor and set a high bar for future generations to emulate.

However, ironically all three never got the opportunity to come together on screen and act in a single film. Maybe no director or story writer could conceive a script to bring these stars together. However, there were two films where two of the three acted as co-stars and these two films therefore are rare treasures to be appreciated and preserved for this unique aspect.

The above are the thoughts expressed by a blogger in this post.

I had similar thoughts about the troika of the 1970s Jeetendra- Amitabh Bachchan- Rajesh Khanna and have stated it in this post. On further rewinding I recalled “Anand” (1970), “Namak Haram” (1973), “Gehri Chaal” (1973) & “Dharam Kaanta” (1982). That is a list of movies which had Amitabh Bachchan & Rajesh Khanna; Jeetendra & Amitabh Bachchan; and Rajesh Khanna & Jeetendra. But there were non after these. I am sure, readers will agree that it was a loss for Hindi Movie buffs. Here I would like to mention that Amitabh Bachchan was the last to make his debut in Hindi films; the other two had their first releases in 1964 and 1966.

This was a post to celebrate Jeetendra turning 80. With today’s post we are wishing The Big B- as many of his fans address him- on turning 80. He is still very active and his last movie released on 7th October.

For the last 10-15 years he has been playing roles of older characters but mostly roles specially written keeping his abilities in mind. “Piku” one of his recent movies had him play an eccentric 70 year old father of an architect (Deepika Padukone), living in Delhi. His act of the Hypochondriac with chronic constipation, who traces every problem to his bowel movements is a standout from his recent movies. In 2020, we saw him play a stingy old ghar jamai Chunnan ‘Mirza’ Nawab in ‘Gulabo Sitabo”. That role won him a Critics Best Actor award at the 66th Filmfare Awards. This man is still getting roles which get him awards.

Since 2000 he has been the host of the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” i.e. “Kaun Banega Crorepati?” (KBC for short) and people who know me know that I am addicted to that show. But then my family and friends will say that I am addicted to anything that so much as shows Amitabh Bachchan’s shadow. I will stop any job at hand if I spot “Sholay”, “Deewar”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Khuddar”, “Trishul”, “Don”, “Satte Pe Satta”, “Mahaan” and “Bhootnath”, “Piku”, “Black”, “Ab Tumhaare Hawaale Watan Saathiyo” and most of the 200 movies (maybe I will give a few of his initial movies a miss) that he has acted in, over the last 53 years. And when there is such a huge library of movies and songs to choose from getting the one that highlights the person’s abilities is not easy.
The song that I have chosen shows Amitabh Bachchan with Aruna Irani who incidentally was the first heroine who played AB Sr’s romantic interest in the 1972 released “Bombay To Goa”. There is an interview of Aruna Irani that keeps popping up on YouTube where she speaks of how uncomfortable AB Sr. used to be in the dance sequences of “Bombay To Goa”. AB Sr. was always good at action, emotion, comedy etc; today’s song will show the improvement that had come in his dancing over the years.

The song is from the 1983 released “Mahaan” which was directed by S. Ramanathan. If I am not wrong he had directed “Bombay To Goa” also. “Mahaan” had AB Sr. in a triple role of father and sons who are twins. Waheeda Rehman, Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi played the heroines. Amjad Khan led the brigade of villains that included Kadar Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Sujit Kumar, Mac Mohan. Ashok Kumar, Mukri, Urmila Bhatt, Aruna Irani and Meenakshi (or was it Nandita Thakur) who formed the rest of the cast. The songs were written by Anjaan and RD Burman was the music director. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar, RD Burman and Amitabh Bachchan were the playback singers used.

Happy 80th Birthday to the Darling of the masses. Happy Birthday to the Big B. Happy Birthday to Amitabh Bachchan.


Song-Har chhori raani hiyaan har chhora raaja(Mahaan)(1983) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hmmm mm mm
ee galiyan ka dharam alag hai
alag hai reet riwaaz
kaa samjhe
na samjhe to samajh lo hamse
ham samjhaa den aaj

har chhori raani hiyaan
har chhora raaja
har chhori raani hiyaan
har chhora raaja
magar kabhi baja nahin
hiyaan band baaja
magar kabhi baja nahin
hiyaan band baaja

aawara galiyan ki pariyaan
dekh uthhe dil jhoom
waah waah
kya maza
aawara galiyan ki pariyaan
dekh uthhe dil jhoom
itar paan gajre ki mahak
ghunghru mujre ki dhoom
chanchhan chhanan chhanan
khankhan khanan khanan
chanchhan chhanan chhanan
khanan khanan
natkhat chhori
ban ke chakori
chanchal gori
kare dil ki chori
kabhi lachak lachak kar
kabhi chhamak chhamak kar
kabhi jhatak jhatak kar
kabhi matak matak kar
kabhi latkau latkau
kabhi jhatkau jhatkau
kabhi thumkau thumkau
kabhi matkau matkau
lachak lachak chhamak chhamak
jhatak jhatak matak matak
palat tera dhyaan kidhar hai bhai

har chhori raani hiyaan
har chhora raaja
haan
har chhori raani hiyaan
har chhora raaja
magar kabhi baja nahin
hiyaan band baaja
magar kabhi baja nahin
hiyaan band baaja

suno suno
ee aasik maasuk ke jhagde
ee meethi takraar
aa haa haa haa
ee aasik masuk ke jhagde
ee meethi takraar
baat baat mein baat badhe to chale teg talwaar
are chal gayi laathi
badi mar gulaati
are chal gayi laathi
badi mar gulaati
chheer vayra
tamacha koochh
chheer vayra
tamacha kooch
chheer vayra
tamacha kooch
aah
are bam babam bam bambu
tad patrika tambu
kabhi tadip tad kabhi satykam
kabhi kurukshetar ka lambu
bambu
tambu
kabhi tadip tad kabhi satykam
kabhi kurukshetar ka lambu

bar jorikar na sainya
ho bar jori kar na sainya
ho meri chhod chhod bainya
chhod baiya
ho padoon painyaan
palat tera dhyan kidhar hai bhai

har chhori raani hiyaan
har chhora raaja
bhai
har chhori raani hiyaan
har chhora raaja
magar kabhi baja nahin
hiyaan band baaja
magar kabhi baja nahin
hiyaan band baaja

hey shiv shambhu
uthha ke taal tamboora
aur ukhaaaad de tambu

are hiya raat bhar raas rachaawen
dharam k thekedar
sach to ee hai
inhi ke dum pe chale hai ee baazaar
khabardar hoshiyar thaanedar hawaldar
pahredar aur jamaadar
pakad lo in bandaron ko
aur
suno suno in ghonchu paakhandiyon ke kaarykram
arre vadki jinko sunke toot jaayenge tumhaare saare bharam

arre din bhar ye jogi re jogi
haa
raat bhar ye bhogi re bhogi
dekho re dekho
roop ke lobhi kaise hai ye dhongi re dhongi
inki najar me hum saare hain mooli gajar aalu gobhi

har chhori raani hiyaan
har chhora raaja
haan
har chhori raani hiyaan
har chhora raaja
magar kabhi baja nahin
hiyaan band baaja
magar kabhi baja nahin
hiyaan band baaja


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Blog Day :

5120 Post No. : 17069

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 74
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This date ten years ago (viz 25 July 2012) saw three songs from three different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6308 Inhi logon ne le leenha dupatta mora Himmat(1941) 2 songs covered out of 10
6309 Suno suno he nar naari Aage Badho(1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6309 Jawaan jawaan husn ke rangeen ye kaafile Adventures of Robinhood (1965) Movie YIPPEED by now

It can be seen that two movies (out of three) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date (25 July 2012) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with just one movie which is eligible for Blog Ten Years today (25 July 2022).

The eligible movie is “Himmat”(1941).

‘Himmat'(1941) was directed by Roop K Shorey for Kamal Movietone Limited. The movie had Ragni aka Ragini, Manorama, Majnu, Beg aka Baig, Zahoor Shah, Radha, Ghulam Qadir, Maalaa, Ramesh, Ranchhod, Jaan, Malti etc in it.

‘Himmat’ (1941) had ten songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from ‘Himmat’ (1941) to appear in the blog.

HFGK is silent about the singers of the song. But going by the comments posted by some knowledgeable readers on YouTube, I have considered Umrazia Begam and Karimdad Khan as the singers of this song. Aziz Kashmiri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Gobindram.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Main hoon Raani ek sunehri nagri ki (Himmat)(1941) Singers-Umrazia Begam , Karimdad Khan, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD- Pandit Gobindram
Both

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

main hoon raanee
main hoon raanee
main hoon raanee
main hoon raanee
ek sunehri nagri kee
ek sunehri nagri kee

main hoon raaja
main hoon raaja
main hoon raaja
main hoon raaja
ek sunehri nagri ka
ek sunehri nagri ka

meri nagri aisi sundar
meri nagri aisi sundar
jaise
chaandi kaa ho mandir
chaandi kaa ho mandir

meri nagri aisi sundar
meri nagri aisi sundar
jaise
soney kaa ho mandar
soney kaa ho mandar

main hoon apne ghar ka raaja
aur bajaaoon baaja
main hoon apne ghar ka raaja
aur bajaaoon baaja
main hoon raaja

raaja se hai raani sundar
raani se hai raaja sundar
raaja se hai raani sundar

hum donon mein kaun hai sundar
aao tumhein bataaoon
hum donon mein kaun hai sundar
aao tumhein bataaoon
hum donon hain ek baraabar
hum donon hain ek baraabar
jaise chaand aur sooraj
haan jaise chaand aur sooraj
ab naa ladna
kyon
ab naa ladna
mujhse darna

mujhse darna
hum milkar phulwaari banen
tum koyal ban kar gaao..oo
tum koyal ban kar gaao..oo
koyal bankar gaao..oo
koyal bankar gaao o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मैं हूँ रानी
मैं हूँ रानी
मैं हूँ रानी
मैं हूँ रानी
एक सुनहरी नगरी की
एक सुनहरी नगरी की

मैं हूँ राजा
मैं हूँ राजा
मैं हूँ राजा
मैं हूँ राजा
एक सुनहरी नगरी का
एक सुनहरी नगरी का

मेरी नगरी ऐसी सुन्दर
मेरी नगरी ऐसी सुन्दर
जैसे
चांदी का हो मन्दिर
चांदी का हो मन्दिर

मेरी नगरी ऐसी सुन्दर
मेरी नगरी ऐसी सुन्दर
जैसे
सोने का हो मन्दर
सोने का हो मन्दर

मैं हूँ अपने घर का राजा
और बजाऊँ बाजा
मैं हूँ अपने घर का राजा
और बजाऊँ बाजा
मैं हूँ राजा
राजा से है रानी सुन्दर
रानी से है राजा सुन्दर
राजा से है रानी सुन्दर

हम दोनों में कौन है सुन्दर
आओ तुम्हें बताऊँ
हम दोनों में कौन है सुन्दर
आओ तुम्हें बताऊँ
हम दोनों हैं एक बराबर
हम दोनों हैं एक बराबर
जैसे चाँद और सूरज
हाँ जैसे चाँद और सूरज
अब ना लड़ना
क्यों
अब ना लड़ना
मुझसे डरना
मुझसे डरना
हम मिलकर फुलवारी बनें
तुम कोयल बन कर गाओ॰॰ओ
तुम कोयल बन कर गाओ॰॰ओ
कोयल बन कर गाओ॰॰ओ
कोयल बन कर गाओ॰॰ओ


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Blog Day :

4917 Post No. : 16740

“Aangan”(1959) was directed by O P Datta. This movie had Rehman, Amita, Chand Usmani, Agha, Leela Mishra, Gulab, Badri Prasad, Indira Bansal, Ramavtar, Sabita Chatterji, Vijaybala, Jugnu, Kesarbai, Bazid Khan, Shantaram, Prijbhushan, Master Raja etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it that were penned by three lyricists.

Three songs have been covered in the past. Here is the fourth song from this movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishanis the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song, which sounds like a mother child song to me.


Song-Ankhiyon mein basiyo Raaja dheere se hansiyo raaja (Aangan)(1959) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

ankhiyon mein basiyo raaja hoy hoy
dheere se hansiyo raaja hoy hoy
ankhiyon mein basiyo raaja
dheere se hansiyo raaja
ui
laage na najar kisi bairan ki
ho raaja laage na najar kisi bairan ki

do nainon ka bana jhoolna
aur palkon ki dori
aur palkon ki dori
madhur madhur lori doon tujhko
jag se chori chori
jag se chori chori
madhur madhur lori doon tujhko
jag se chori chori raaja
ho raaja laage na najar kisi bairan ki
ho raaja laage na najar kisi bairan ki
ankhiyo mein basiyo raaja
dheere se hansiyo raaja ho
ho o

ho o o
hmm hmm hmm
laakhon mein koi ek hi hoga
aisi soorat waala
aisi soorat waala
isi liye to roz lagaaun
tujhko teeka kaala
tujhko teeka kaala
isi liye to roz lagaaun
tujhko teeka kaala
raaja
ho raaja laage na najar kisi bairan ki
ho raaja laage na najar kisi bairan ki

gora mukhda chaand ka tukda
door balaayen teri
door balaayen teri
maa to maa aakaash ki pariyaan
khair manaayen teri
khair manaayen teri
maa to maa aakaash ki pariyaan
khair manaye teri
raaja
ho raaja
laage na najar kisi bairan ki
ho raaja laage na najar kisi bairan ki
ankhiyon mein basiyo raaja
dheere se hansiyo raja
ho o/em>


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Blog Day :

4871 Post No. : 16666 Movie Count :

4542

Most Indians today know that Tiger is the national animal of India. But that was not the case when India became independent. Asiatic Lion (found in Geer forest in Gujarat), was declared as India’s national animal in 1948 by PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1948, mainly because of lobbying by Gujrat Natural History Society.

But the number of lions was very small, whereas Tigers were found in as many as 16 states of India. On 18 november 1972, exactly 49 years ago, Royal Bengal Tiger was chosen as India’s national animal.

It is to be kept in mind that tigers found all over India are of the same species viz Royal Bengal tiger (Tigris panthera). If someone thinks that Royal Bengal Tigers are only found in Bengal and Bangladesh, and tigers in other parts of India are of different species , then that is not the case. The name Royal Bengal Tiger itself is a misnomer. Some British Official had first seen this animal in an area now falling in Central India – present day MP, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra region- in other words in Mowgli country of Rudyard Kipling) and named it as Royal Bengal Tiger, because that region then fell under Bengal Presidency. It is to be noted that Bengal Presidency covered a vast region of India those days. It covered entire North East India, Present Bangladesh, Bangal, Bihar , Jharkhand, Orissa, Eastern UP, MP, Chhatisgarh, etc. Like the case then, even today most population of Royal Bengal tigers is found in the same Mowgli land.

Both Lions and tigers were facing extinction during 1970s. There were only 1827 tigers left in India in 1972. To save tigers from extinction, a tiger conservation programme called Project Tiger was started in April 1973 by Government of India. 27 tiger sanctuaries were created under this project. Today, the number of tigers in India is estimated to be around 2500-3500.

Today Bengal has a tiger population of under 100. Same is the case for Bangladesh. In contrast, MP, and Karnataka have over 500 tigers each while Uttarakhand has 400 plus and Maharashtra 300 plus. Tamilnadu has 200 plus. Kerala, UP, Assam have 100 plus tigers each. Overall, as many as nine different Indian states have more Royal Bengal Tigers than are found in Sundarban area of Bengal and Bangladesh. So personally I would like to describe this animal as Royal Indian Tiger that enjoys a pan Indian presence.

The population of these tigers have reduced in Bangladesh and Bengal (sundarban area), whereas their population has increased in other parts of India. So, I can only laugh when Bangladesh stakes claims on this animal. Like India, they too have Royal Bengal Tiger as their national animal. On another note, lions are used as their their national symbols by England as well as Sri Lanka, though none of these countries today have any lions left in their jungles.

To mark today’s date as the date when Tiger’s became the national animal of India, I was looking for a song where Tiger finds a mention, even if symbolically. I think I have found a rocking and rollicking song for the occasion. This song is from “Appu Raja”(1990), which was a dubbed version of the Original Tamil movie Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989).

This movie (both original as well as Hindi dubbed version) were produced by Kamal Haasan and directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao for Raaj Kamal Films International, Madras. The film had Kamal Haasan, Jaishankar, Nagesh, Gautami, Rupini, Manorama, Srividya, Janagaraj, Moulee, Delhi Ganesh, Nassar etc in it.

The movie was dubbed but songs in Hindi version were specially recorded, duly translating the Tamil lyrics into Hindi.

Here is the first song from “Appu Raja”(1990) to appear in the blog. This fantastic danc song is sung by S P Balasubrahmaniam and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ilayaraja. The picturisation shows wonderful dance performance by Kamal Hasan, Manorama (playin Kamal Hasan’s mother) and others.

On the occasion of adoption of Tiger as Indian national animal, here is a wondful dance song. I am told that this song has become a must play song at birthday parties in Maharashtra. This song is a fit song to dance, no doubt about that.

With this song, “Appu Raja”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-aaya hai raaja logon re logon(Appu Raaja)(1990) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ilayaraja

Lyrics

aaya hai raaja logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
sheron ka hoon main sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa daler pyaaron
shero ka hu mai hoon
sher yaaro
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
such such kahta main
dat ke rahta main
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo

are dar kya hai dham dham dhamaadham dhamaake se naacho re
ho o
jab tak ye dam hai koi nahin gham hai
hoga jo hone do
yaaron aage bhi peechhe bhi mudke zara dekho
ho o
koi chupke se chhup chhup ke aake na maare tum ko yehan
aji vo hai shikaari to ham bhi khilaadi
haar na maanen
hoy hoy
pehalwaan vahalwan aayen jo saame
maar bhagaayen
hoy hoy
khilaadi kaun hai
raaja ho raaja
balwaan kaun hai
raaja aa
yoon chhupke nishaane karo kaahe
hey dhokhe mein raaja to na aaye
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo

aji pyaar mein ban jaaya karte hain hum hi zara bhole ho o
par jab aa jaaye samne dushman to bach ke jaaye na
pyaara koi mila to usey dil se laga daala ho o
koi akde vakde to phir chhode na uski jaan
choro ke chor hain
veeron ke veer hain
aazma lo
hoye hoye
kaato to kaatenge
maaro to maarenge
baazi lagaa lo
hoye hoye
ustaad sab ka
raaja ho raaja
o daada sab ka
raaja
o jee bandook to hai khilauna re
hey dil waale darte na goli se
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
o raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
sheron ka main hoon
sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
sheron ka main hoon
sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
arre sach sach kehta main
dat ke rehta main
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
arre aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo


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Blog Day :

4823 Post No. : 16601

On this 1st October 2021, I am completing 9 years of my blogging here. My first post was published on this Blog on 1-10-2012. It was on the film Savitri-1937. Since then in the last 9 years I have been continuously writing here and elsewhere. Though my writings are also published on several other Blogs and sites, my main favourite place is this one only.

Most of my original works were first published first here, except the interviews of relatives of old time artistes, which were published on memsaabstory.com. Some articles were published on anmol fankaar, Sangeet ke Sitare,Harveypam Blog, Kalyan Music Group, Songs of yore etc etc. In the last 9 years I have written, till today, 1020 posts here. It works out to an average of 1 article every 3.2 days-every 4th day- continuously for 9 years. In addition I have written film synopses of more than 600 films and more than 500 comments on this Blog alone. When I look back, I get surprised. How did I do it ?

There are reasons how and why I could do it. First, I like the atmosphere of this Blog. Secondly, Atul ji is a silent motivator, a good leader and he encourages contributors by giving a free hand and without disturbing styles of narrations. Thirdly, it is a very congenial and friendly team of Atulites. There are many more points but we all know them.

The Blog has created a special place for itself in the Blogosphere for its Credibility, Variety, Quantum of songs with lyrics and pots of information not available easily elsewhere. The Blog has actually become ” A Point Of Reference” for most other music and old film lovers. Information from the Blog is invariably quoted as proof and authenticity. Credit for all this goes to Atul ji. Thanks Atul ji. We feel proud to be associated with atusongaday !

Today’s song is from a Mythological film – Jai Bhim-1949. The film was made by Nav Jhankar productions, Bombay. It was directed by Anant mane -who became one of the all time successful Directors of marathi Cinema, later on. Music was by Sudhir Phadke, for songs written by lyricist Amar Verma- who married the famous Classical Singer Manik Dadarkar, better known as Manik Verma. The cast of the film was Vishwas, Vasant Thengdi, Ganapatrao Bakre, uma Devi, kusum deshpande, kanta kumari and many others.

Film Jai Bhim-49 was a MYthological film, but its information is not available anywhere. It is one of those films which have existance only in HFGK pages. The film was directed by Anant Mane. He was a struggling Director in 1949, but due to hard work and of course with good luck, he became a very big and renowned director in Marathi cinema. His contribution in the Hindi cinema was of a minimal nature but his Marathi films were mostly Hit films.

Anant mane was born in a lower middle class family of kolhapur, on 22-9-1915. His uncle Gyanba Mane was working in Prabhat films as an actor (in his last days Gyanba was seen selling vegetables on the roads of Kolhapur, for survival). Anant used to go with him to Prabhat studio. The studio life attracted him. At the age of 15 years, he left school and joined Prabhat. he was given work in the Laboratory. First 2 years he worked without pay and then he got a salary of Rs.10 pm.

While in Prabhat he worked and learned a lot in editing, Artwork, Sound recording in addition to working as an extra in a Mob scene. He was impressed with Shantaram’s knowledge in the studio. When the film ” Sairandhri” was made, he was given Vishnu’s role in it.

His diligence impressed Shantaram and he was taken in Editing laboratory. When Prabhat shifted to Poona, he too came with it and continued working in editing. He did editing of all Prabhat films till 1941. When Shantaram left Prabhat in 1942, he too left but joined as an assistant to director Raja nene till 1946. In 1949, he directed his first Hindi film ” Jai Bhim”-1949.

In 1950, Anant mane and Dada Dharmadhikari started ” Alhad Chitra”. Its very first Marathi film ” Bala jo jo re” became a hit and celebrated Silver jubilee. Their next two films ” Stree janma hi tuzi kahani” and ” Chimni Pakhare” also became Jubilee films. Chimni Pakhare was remade in Hindi as Nanhe Munne-1952. Anant mane directed 2 Hindi films in 1954-Kalakar and Suhagan, which were remakes of their Marathi films.

After this he concentrated only on marathi cinema and became a well known and successful director of 58 Marathi films. He also wrote stories and screenplays of 14 films. He won many State and Central Government awards. He considered Shantaram as his Guru. Even after being so successful, he worked as an assistant director to Shantaram for his famous film ‘ Pinjara”-1972.

Anant Mane died on 5-10-1995.

In the cast of this film you will find 2 names- Vasant Thengdi and Kusum Deshpande. They were husband and wife in real life. Thengdi was a very handsome person. Vasant Thengadi was born on 11-1-1910 at Nagpur. He was son of Congress leader Dhaniram Thengadi. Vasant had his education in Poona. He could not join the Army, because of his father’s political connections. He had to leave his Engineering college after father’s death. Being very handsome,tall and with good physique, he started working in Marathi dramas and films. He started his Hindi work with the film Dhuwandhar-35. ( This was also the Debut film for Leela Chitnis and Meera Alexander). He started doing Villain roles and became popular and famous. Besides Marathi films, his Hindi films were Taramati-45, Phir bhi apna hai-46, Mera Ladka-38, Din Raat-45, Ten o clock-42 etc. Later he also worked as assistant director to Raja Nene.

Kusum Deshpande was born on 20-11-1914 at Nagpur. She came to Bombay in 1930 and worked in Minerva as an apprentice, without pay. She worked in A.I.R. and some Marathi dramas and films. Her first Hindi film was Ghar ki Rani-40. She also did Charnon ki Daasi-41, Village Girl-45, Wamaq Azra-46 and Zamin Asmaan-46. In all she did 20 Hindi films. She married actor Vasant Thengadi on 30-11-1944.

After she stopped getting roles in Hindi films, she turned to Marathi films and had a long and fruitful career in it. She was the sister of actress Ranjana, who was Dilip Kumar’s Heroine in film Milan-1946( a bilingual in Hindi and Bangla, made by Bombay talkies).

Today’s song is a duet by Sudhir Phadke and Lalit Deulkar ( after this film they got married on 29-5-1949).


Song-O roop nagar ki raani dekho roothh ke na jaao (Jai Bhim)(1949) Singers- Sudhir Phadke, Lalita Deulkar, Lyricist- Amar Verma, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

O roop nagar ki raani
dekho roothh ke na jaao
O roop nagar ki raani
dekho roothh ke na jaao o
roothh ke na jaao
mera jiya na dukhaao
o o
roothh ke na jaao
O roop nagar ki raani
dekho roothh ke na jaao

o o o
prem nagar ke raaja
prem nagar ke raaja
haath na lagaao o
haath na lagaao
jahaan rahe wahi jaao
haath na lagaao

main to jaan gaya
tere man ki batiyaan
o main to jaan gaya
tere man ki batiyaan
bolo kahaan thhe teen din tin ratiyaan
kahaan thhe teen din tin ratiyaan
bolo kahaan thhe teen din tin ratiyaan
kahaan thhe teen din tin ratiyaan

haan
to isliye roothhhi thi meri raani
suno
main to thha Panchal desh mein
jahaan hua Draupadi swayamwar
jahaan hua Draupadi swayamwar
nagar nagar ke raaja aaye
bade dhanurdhar veer dhurandhar
bade dhanurdhar veer dhurandhar
sabne apne dhanush baan ki
vidhya ke kaushal dikhlaaye
vidhya ke kaushal dikhlaaye
par koi bhi chakr beech
machhli ki aankhen bhed na paaye
haay raam
phir kya hua

phir brahman ke vesh mein
aaya Arjun veer
chhaaya dekhi tel mein
diya lakshya ko cheer

tab muskaayi jyun sadi
tab muskaayi jyun sadi
prem ras tabhi laga ??
phir mangal baaje baje
Parth ko varmaala pahnaai
o roopnagar ki raani
aao naacho dhoom machaao
dhoom machaao
o prem nagar ke raaja
aao naacho dhoom machaao
dhoom machaao


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This article is the 16600th article in the blog.

Blog Day :

4822 Post No. : 16600

With passage of time, we in this blog have become sedate and relaxed, as befits people who have matured (read aged). 🙂 Things that we found exciting in the past fail to enthuse us any longer. The sense of keen anticipation is no longer there. People in the past would begin to think and talk in advance about forthcoming important blog events. That is no longer the case.

Take the case of Blog Century posts. This regular event used to be a keenly anticipated event in the past, even when such an even used to occur once every fortnight. Today, this event has become more rare and happens once in two months (or more), and yet goes largely unnoticed.

But the important thing is, the blog never stops. The rate of posting of songs may have slowed down considerably, but we ensure that there is no DOT day in the blog. The last DOT day in the blog was on 25 December 2019. After that, the blog has not had a DOT day for last 645 days ! And that gives us the confidence and the feeling that the blog is always on the move.

Perhaps it is past experience, or may be it is my inherent laid back nature that these days I do not think much amout the century post till the last moment ! Only when I realise that the Century post is due and it has to be posted TODAY that I start wondering what song to select for the occasion.

Initially, I had considered a “new” song for the occasion and I had collected some details as well. But when I searched, I was unable to find those details that I had collected after spending several hours. So I had to postpone that song for some future occasion.

The songs covered in the guest posts that were covered during thelast few days gave me some idea what song I should pick as the century song. I had almost decided that the final song of “Hamraahi”(1945) should be the century song. This was a rare song. This was a song that grew up on me the more I listened to it. But then I realised that I needed to pick this song based on other consideration. There were two consideration. I noticed that a music director duo was on 299. I also noticed that the songs covered from movies of a particular year added up to 599. So, this called for a song from that year and composed by that music director duo. In addition, we recently had the birthday of Lata Mangeshkar. So this song should be sung by her.

Considering all that, I decided to combine all the above centuries to decide on the next blog century , viz Blog century number 166, or in other words , blog post number 16600.

This post, the blog post number 16600, covers a song from “Saawan Bhaadon”(1949). “Saawan Bhaadon”(1949) directed by Ravindra Dave for Prakash Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Munawar Sultana, Omprakash, Indu, Raj Adeeb, Jankidas etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

This song, the sixth song from the movie, is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

This song is the 300th song of Husnlal Bhagatram as a music director in the blog. This song is the 600th song in the blog from movies released in 1949. We in the blog have 500 plus songs from movies of other years, but this song makes 1949 the first year in the blog that has now contributed 600 songs in the blog.

It was the year 1949 that marked the beginning of the golden era of Hindi film music. Husnlal Bhagatram played a major role in making 1949 a musically supersaturated year. This year also saw the emergence of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer who would rule the HFM for the next six decades and more. Husnlal Bhagatram were the first music directors to complete 50 songs with Lata Mangeshkar. They utilised the voice of Lata Mangeshkar in 28 songs in 1949 and 40 songs in 1950. C Ramchandra were second, in using Lata Mangeshkar voice in 19 songs in 1949 and 30 songs in 1950. And this song serves as a (belated) birthday celebration song for Lata Mangeshkar !

So, one can see that this song from this movie “Saawan Bhaadon”(1949) ticks all the boxes, as far its eligibility as a Blog century song is concerned. If there is still any doubts in anyone’s mind about the credentials of this song, that would be removed when one listens to this song. Personally I listened to this song only now for the first time, more that 72 years later. And it sounds as sweet and divine as it may have sounded to the ears of music lovers who were around in 1949 !

With this song, the blog completes yet another century, and we duly take fresh guard for the next century.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all, whose continued and consistent support, encouragement and contributions is providing this musical bandwagon with the necessary fuel to keep taking us the newer and nbewer destinations in this musical journey.


song-Tum bin Raja nahin maika chain ho (Saawan Bhaadon)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum to raaja pardes sidhaare
kaase kahoon teri bain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho

aankh us shokh se mila baithhe ae
teer chhuriyaan jigar pe kha baithhe ae
tere kurbaan o gesuon waale
tere phande mein dil phansa baithhe ae
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin tum bin tum bin
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho o

suraj chhipe adli badli
aur chandr chhipe amaawas aayo
paani ki boond paataal chhupe
aur meen chhupe ?? jal paayo
bhor bhayi sab chor chhupe
aur ?? chhupe phaagun ritu aayo
laakh na ghoonghat oat karo
par chanchal nain chhupe na chhupaayo
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho
tum bin raaja nahin maika chain ho o


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4730 Post No. : 16450

Hullo Atuldom

“Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati” (1969) was produced by Surinder Kapoor and directed by Bhappie Sonie with songs written by Rajinder Krishan and composed by Kalyanji Anandji. It had a cast of Babita, Shashi Kapoor, Om Prakash, Rajendranath, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal, Helen Hari Shivdasani etc.

The story was a straight forward one of a rich girl (Babita) falling in love with Prem Chopra who is after her wealth (as usual). Pritam (Shashi Kapoor) falls in love with this girl and tries to woo her away from her chosen person and has the approval of her rich uncle (Om Prakash) and is eventually successful. Then there is a minor twist regarding the birth mother foster mother etc. That is the synopsis. The movie had 7 songs of which the blog has 6 as under:-

Song Date of posting
Chaandni raat mein yoon dil ko jalaake to na jaa 8 July 2009
Pyaar to ik din honaa thhaa 1 May 2010
Kuchh kahen to khafa chup rahen to khafa 17 Aug 2010
Aaye baithhe khaaye piye khiske 21 August 2010
Hey hey hello hello 5 September 2013
Jeewan pathh par pyaar ne chhedi madhur madhur sargam (full of statistics and marked a milestone) 30 November 2020

We are visiting the movie again today to mark the 93rd birth anniversary of Kalyanji Virji Shah. There is enough material on the blog giving life history of the music legend so let us get directly on to the song.
Audio

Video

Song-Raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon (Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati)(1970) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho o ho o ho o ho o ho o ho o
ho o ho o ho o ho o ho ho o

hey ae ae

hoye

raaja tohe
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon
tu preet ka khiladi
magar hai anaadi
aaja daanv main sikhaay doon oon oon hoye
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon

aaaa
hoye hoye
oooo
hoye hoye hoye
aaaaa
hoye hoye hoye
oooo
hoye hoye

oooo o o aa aa aa aa
oooo o o aa aa aa

chandaniya ki chhainyya mein
galbahiyaan daar ke
handaniya ki chhainyya mein
galbahiyaan daar ke
main rang dhang sainyyan
dikha doon tohe pyaar ke
main rang dhang sainyyan
dikha doon tohe pyaar ke
pyaar ke pyaar ke haaan
raaja tohe
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon

ye jangal mein mangal
manaane ki raatein
ye jangal mein mangal
manaane ki raatein
najar se najariya milaane ki raatein
najar se najariya milaane ki raatein
ki raatein
ki raatein
ho
raaja tohe
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaaye doon

aaaa
ho ho
oooo
ho ho
aaaaa
hoye hoye hoye
oooo
hoye hoye

o o o o o o aa aa aa
o o o o o o aa aa aa

o preet mori tora jiyarva na jaane
o preet mori tora jiyarva na jaane
agan more man ki piyarava na jaane
agan more man ki piyarava na jaane
na jaane na jaane ho

raaja tohe
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaay doon
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaay doon
tu preet ka khilaadi
magar hai anaadi
aaja daanv main sikha doon oon oon
haay
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaay doon
raaja tohe nainon se madira pilaay doon

aaaa
hoye hoye
oooo
hoy hoy
o o o o
hoye hoye hoye
aaaaa
ho ho
oooo
hoy hoy hoy
aaaa
hoye hoye hoye


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4706 Post No. : 16411

Hullo Atuldom

“Mehrban” (1967) as spelt in the titles of the movie was an AVM (Madras) production written and directed by A. Bhimsingh. It’s cast was headed by Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Sunil Dutt and had Ramesh Deo, Shyama, Ashim kumar, Jayanthi, Shashikala, Bharathi, Mehmood, Soodesh Kumar and Sulochana Latkar. The dialogues and lyrics were written by Rajinder Kishan and Ravi was the music director. The movie had seven songs of which the blog has the following two.

Song Date of posting
Ae mere dost ae mere hamdam 21 January 2013
Mera gadha gadhon ka leader 9 December 2016

As we can see this movie last made its appearance in 2016 with a wonderful post by Rajaji who was pushed to write by Avinashji. Infact, for the both songs posted, Avinashji was the lyrics contributor.

The 2013 post had a brief synopsis of the movie. It equated the movie to the 1990 David Dhawan directed Rajesh Khanna- Govinda starrer “Swarg”. I happened to see “Mehrbaan” recently and realised that the similarity is limited. Yes, Rajesh Khanna played the rich-man in “Swarg” similar to Ashok Kumar’s character in “Mehrban”. Govinda played the orphan who is devoted to the family similar to Sunil Dutt’s character in “Mehrban”.

The variations in the 1967 movie is that the wealthy couple Shanti Swarup (Ashok Kumar) and Parvati (Sulochana) have three sons and two daughters in addition to being the adoptive parents of Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt). (In “Swarg” the wealthy couple are childess) They also bring in Laxmi (Nutan) whose parents were known to them and who die leaving Laxmi to fend for herself. So, as we can see it is a full house. That gives the story all kinds of good, bad and ugly characters which helps the writer to gives us a three-hour long movie with lots of ‘rona-dhona’ ‘kasam khana and khilana’ etc. i.e. a highly emotional movie. The end is predictable in that all the family members come together and live happily, once again.

Just remembered another variation between “Swarg” and “Mehrban”. In “Swarg” Krishna (Govinda) becomes rich by acting in movies, buys back the property of his ‘sahabji’ (Rajesh Khanna) and teaches the errant brothers a lesson or two before bringing them back to apologise for all the wrongs that they have done. Kanhaiya of ‘Mehrban’ doesn’t wait to earn riches before coming back to set matters right in the adoptive family. Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt) has Laxmi (whom he marries before being sent away from the home by Sulochana) for support whereas Krishna does it with the help of his friend ‘Airport’ (Satish Kaushik).
Also, in ‘Swarg’ Sahabji’s wife dies of shock and in ‘Mehrban’ Shanti Swarup dies leaving his wife to the mercy of his ungrateful children.

‘Swarg’ was said to be a remake of ‘Mehrban’ which itself was a remake from the 1960 Tamil hit ‘Padikkadha Medhai’ (Uneducated Genius) which in turn was a remake of the 1953 Bengali movie ‘Jog Biyog’ which was based on the novel of the same name by Ashapurna Devi. So, that means this story will hold good in any time and age.

We are revisiting this movie today with a duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi but (surprise) it is not a romantic song. In fact, the movie doesn’t have any romantic song, in the true sense of the term. There is a Lata Mangeshkar solo which has Nutan pacifying a sad Sunil Dutt. This song relates the story of Shanti Swarup to his grandchildren.

This is one of five movies where Nutan and Sunil Dutt played the lead. As I was looking up the anniversaries tab of the blog I found that the birth-dates of the two were one day apart. I wondered what scenario it would have been, back then, when the shooting of the movies were on. Nutan would have turned 85 on 4th June and Sunil (birth-name Balraj) Dutt would have been 92. Just a passing thought, their sons are actors too and have acted together in a few movies.

Editor’s note-Lyrics of this song, which turns out to be a multiple version song, were sent by Avinash Scrapwala long ago.

Duet version


Rafi solo version

Song-Ek raaja ki sun lo kahaani (Meharbaan)(1967) Singer-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Duet version
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ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
kahin haathi na ghode na sena koi
na kahin thhi koi rajdha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

teen bete thhe aankhon ke taare
bade pyaare pyaare
dilon ke sahaa..aa..re
woh thhe raja ke anmol moti
nigaahon ki jyoti
thhe maa ke dula..aa..re
palkon ki chhanv mein guzra tha bachpan
masti mein doobi jawa..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

ek aisa magar din bhi aaya
jisne raja ko nirdhan banaya
ho gaye khaali saare khazaane ae
haaye kaisa ye andher chhaaya

woh jo bete thhe aankhon ke taare
raja rani ke dil sahaare
kaam aise mein woh bhi naa aaye
chhupte phirte the aankhen churaaye

aaram ke saathi kya kya the
jab waqt padha toh koi nahi
dhan daulat ke sab rishtey hai
dhan rooth gaya toh koi nahin
kaun girte ko deta sahaara
woh raja bechaara
thaka aur ha..aa..ra
sochta thha kahaan hai woh moti
woh aankhon ki jyoti
bane jo saha..aa..ra
raja to chup chaap peeta tha aansoo
chup chup ke roti thi ra..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
kaam magar ek chaakar aaya
ek bhola insaan wahaan thha
bachpan se mehmaan wahaan thha
usne jiske tukde khaaye
sada usi ke paanv dabaaye
un bedardon ki mehfil mein
ek wahi hamdard bacha thha
lekin maalik ko kya deta
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha

apne malik ke kadmon mein ro ro ke
khush hota charan uske dho dho ke
apna tan man nichhavar woh karta raha
ek ishaare pe malik ke marta raha
hai kahaani magar baat kal hi ki hai
na samjhna ise tum pura..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

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Rafi solo version
————————–
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani

Pehle rehte the saagar kinaare
Ab samaaye dilon mein hamaare
Yaad unki rahegi jahaan mein
Jab talak hai ye chaand aur taare
Jo naa mitaaye mitegi kisi se
Chhodi hai aisi nishaani

Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani


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