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“Mr Chakram”(1956) was Produced by Sant Singh-Paachi and directed by S P Bakshi for P S Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Shyama, Ranjan, Roopmala, Sundar, Om Prakash, Chandrashekhar, Randhir, Kumkum, Ramesh Thakur, Abbas, tripathi, Ramlal, Kathana, Mohan etc in it.

This by now forgotten movie had nine song in it that have become obscure with time.

Here is the first song from “Mr Chakram”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Nakshab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of this song is available. Going by the star cast, this song may have been lip synced by Shyama. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Mr Chakram”(1956) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ae muhabbat karne waalon kya yoonhi aata hai dil( Mr Chakram)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Nakshab, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Kyun jhuki jaati hain nazren
kyun khincha jaata hai dil
Kyun jhuki jaati hain nazren
kyun khincha jaata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon
ae muhabbat karne waalon
kya yoonhi aata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon
kya yoonhi aata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon o o

pyaar kehte hain kise
iski nahin dil ko khabar
iski nahin dil ko khabar
kitna keh sakte hain jab
nazron se milti nazar
yoon khanak hoti hai jaise
dil se takraata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon
kya yoonhi aata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon o o

wo na jab tak saamne hon
chain aata hai kahin
koi mehfil ho
kisi mehfil mein jee lagta nahin
baithhiye tanha to tanhaayee mein ghabraata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon
kya yoonhi aata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon o o

raaz kuchh apni zubaan mein
dil ko samjhaati hai aankh
dil ko samjhaati hai aankh
baat aati hai muhobbat ki
to jhuk jaati hai aankh
naam aata hai kahin
unka to sharmaata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon
kya yoonhi aata hai dil
ae muhabbat karne waalon
o o


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“Bhakt Pooran”(1952) aka “Parasmani” was a partially colour film. It was produced by Vinod Chandra Desai and directed by Dhirubhai Desai for Vinod Films, Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Shahu Modak, Vanmala, Sapru, B M Vyas, Niranjan Sharma, Lalita Pawar, Shanta Kunwar, Radha, Dhuliya, Lathani, Amina, Munnas, Anwari, Pratibha, Ramesh Tiwari, Dilip Pahalwan, M Tandon, Baby Naaz, Pappu etc in it.

Two songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the third song from “Bhakt Pooran”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam, Sulochana Kadam and chorus. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

This light hearted song discussed women as well as men from the point of view of the other gender.

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


Song-Baaghon mein phool banti hain jab kaliyaan phoot ke (Bhakt Pooran)(1952) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Gopal singh Nepali, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

Bhagwaan ne aurat banaayi
dil diya faulaad ka
chhoti kamar
aankhen badi
mukhde pe tukda chaand ka

baaghon mein phool banti hain jab kaliyaan phoot ke
baaghon mein phool banti hain jab kaliyaan phoot ke
ye bhanwre chale jaate hain jawaani loot ke
haaye jawaani loot ke

aurat ko jo manaao to baithhegi roothh ke
aurat ko jo manaao to baithhegi roothh ke
maani to chali jaaye zindgaani loot ke
zindgaani loot ke

daulat churaata chor ye naafaani(?) loot’te
neechi neechi nazron ki meharbaani loot’te
ye vaaydon ke kachche hain
pakke hain jhoothh ke

ye vaaydon ke kachche hain
pakke hain jhoothh ke
ye bhanwre chale jaate hain jawaani loot ke
haaye jawaani loot ke

mukhda dikha paagal kiya
phir baat na maani
ab tum kaho
phir loot’ta hai kaun jawaani
sachmuch mein nakhre karti hain ye jhoothh moothh ke
sachmuch mein nakhre karti hain ye jhoothh moothh ke
ye bhanwre chale jaate hain jawaani loot ke
haaye jawaani loot ke

na roop bachega na bachega saroor hi
in moonchh waalon ko rakhna duniya se door hi
aayenge to jaane nahin paayenge chhoot ke

aayenge to jaane nahin paayenge chhoot ke
ye bhanwre chale jaate hain jawaani loot ke
haaye jawaani loot ke

baaghon mein phool banti hain jab kaliyaan phoot ke
baaghon mein phool banti hain jab kaliyaan phoot ke
ye bhanwre chale jaate hain jawaani loot ke
haaye jawaani loot ke


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 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.

Muslim socials, one of the genres of Hindi films, came into prominence during 1940s when ‘Qaidi’ (1940), produced by Film Corporation of India, Calcutta became a box office hit. Thereafter, in the 1940s, films like ‘Maasoom’ (1941), ‘Yaad’ 1942), ‘Naukar’ (1943) ‘Najma’ (1943), ‘Ismat’ (1944), ‘Zeenat’ (1945), ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945), ‘Nek Parween’ (1946), ‘Shama’ (1946), ‘Dard, (1947), ‘Elan’ (1947), ‘Kaneez’ (1949) etc were released and most of them which became box office successes.

MEHANDI (1947) also belonged to the genre of Muslim social film which was produced under the banner of Fazli Brothers. It was directed by Sibtain Fazli. The star cast included Karan Diwan, Nargis, Begum Para, Ghory, Murad, Jillo Bai, Pratima Devi, Anwari, Jani Babu etc. The gist of the story, based on a review of the film in the March 1948 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine is as under:

Kulsum (Nargis) and Nadira (Begum Para) are friends. Kulsum is poor while Nadira is rich and fashionable. Kulsum gets married to a poor school teacher (Karan Diwan) who loses his job. With the money raised by selling Kulsum’s ornaments, her husband goes to Europe. He returns and becomes the Principal of a school where he meets Nadira. He is now interested in marrying Nadira without telling her that he was already married to Kulsum.

On the day of the marriage, both friends – Kulsum and Nadira meet. Soon the story gets unfolded in which her husband is exposed. After a long lecture by Kulsum, her husband realises his wrong step and thus saved from the bigamy though with consent, he could have four wives.

The film failed at the box office. It is clear that there was no novelty in the story of the film as the audience had already been exposed to such love triangles in films like ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945), and ‘Dard’(1947). I am surprised that the reviewer of the film has criticised the musical score of Ghulam Haider. I find that 5 out of 7 songs are melodious for my ears.

The film had 8 songs written by Saghar Nizami (7) and Majrooh Sultanpuri (1) which were set to music by Ghulam Haider. 4 songs have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 5th song ‘hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna’ which is penned by Saghar Nizami.

HFGK is silent about the singer of the song. An uploader has uploaded this incomplete song on YT who has mentioned the name of the singer as Munawwar Sultana. However, the source of the mp3 clip of the song with me has mentioned the name of Zeenat Begum as the singer. I have checked the voice in the song with that of Munawwar Sultana in ab dil mein hai barbaad tamanna ke siwaa kyaa and the voice of Zeenat Begum in allah khata kya hai gareebon ki bataa de. I am convinced that the voice in the song under discussion is that of Zeenat Begum.

This song should be called as ‘dil’ song as this word has been used 52 times in the song.

Another feature of this song is that the prelude and interlude orchestration of this song reminds me of the orchestration style of O P Nayyar. Did O P Nayyar assist Ghulam Haider in orchestration in this film ? Incidentally, it was reported that Ghulam Haider had made use of O P Nayyar for scoring the background music in ‘Kaneez’(1949).


Song-Hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna (Mehndi)(1947) Singer-Zeenat Begam, Lyrics-Saghar Nizaami, MD-Ghulam Haider

Lyrics

hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna
haaye dil
hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna
haaye dil
ham kis’se kahe…n aen dil kaa fasaana
haaye dil
haaye dil
ham kis’se kahe…n aen dil kaa fasaana
haaye dil
haaye dil
hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna
haaye dil

koyal ne chheda pi kaa taraana
koyal ne chheda pi kaa taraana
bulbul ne gul kaa fasaana
bulbul ne gul kaa fasaana
aur main ye samajhi
mujhko pukaara
aur main ye samajhi
mujhko pukaara
dil
haaye dil
haaye dil
haaye dil
hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna
haaye dil

ho o o o
hoti hai har dam yoon gudgudi si
ho o o o
dil main hai kya
kya bakali si
dil mein hai kya
kya bekali si
angadaayiaan kyun
aati hain Allah
angadaayiaan kyun
aati hain Allah
dil
haaye dil
haaye dil
haaye dil
hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna
haaye dil
badli huyi hai kyun dil ki duniya
dil
haaye dil
haaye dil
badli huyi hai kyun dil ki duniya
dil
haaye dil
haaye dil
hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna
haaye dil
hai dil hi dil mein dil ki tamanna
haaye dil


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Today (20 january 2017) is the 12th death anniversary of Parveen Babi (4 April 1949 – 20 January 2005). She was the classiest and prettiest leading actress of 1970s as far as I was concerned. Unlike most other leading actresses of her time, she sadly had a disturbed life post retirement when she suffered from mental disorders viz paranoia, schzopheria etc and she met with an anonymous death staying alone. Her death in fact was discovered on 22 january 2005 after her residential society secretary alerted the police that she had not collected milk and newspapers from her doorstep for three days. Police speculated that she was dead for about 72 hours before her body was discovered. That is how her death has been estimated to have taken place on 20 january 2005.

Quite a sad end for the most glamorous and sought out leading lady of 1970s and 1980s.

As a tribute to Parveen Babi, here is a song from “Trimurti”(1974). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

This song is picturised on Parveen Babi and Sanjay Khan, with Rakesh roshan also visible momentarily.

Though I was at the prime of my Hindi movie songs listening phase in 1970s, I had never heard this song before ! That too when it sounds quite a classy song, composed by none other than R D Burman.

But then what can R D Burman do alone if got no support from the actors of the movie. This movie had Sanjay Khan as the hero. Expecting Sanjay Khan to contribute in making a movie succeed because of his screen presence was like expecting a number eleven batsman to singlehandedly win you a cricket match with bat.

Anyway, here is this obscure song from a forgotten movie called “Trimurti”(1974). I never thought that I would have to use this phrase for a movie whose songs were composed by R D Burman. But that is life.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra bandb that is how I became aware about this song.

With this song, “Trimurti”(1974) makes its debut in the blog.

video

Audio

Song-Ab rahoge tum apne hi bas mein (Trimurti)(1974) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ab rahogey tum apne hi bas mein
hamne tumko
dil ke qafas mein
umr bhar ke liye ae ae ae
haayye
giraftaar kar liyaa
giraftaar kar liyaa rey ae
ab rahogey tum apne hi bas mein
hamne tumko dil ke qafas mein
umr bhar ke liye ae ae ae
haayye
giraftaar kar liyaa
giraftaar kar liyaa rey ae ae ae

bandhan
bandh gayaa ke kuchch aisey
ho o
ab toh daaman
laakh chhudaao jee
kuchch na kar paaogey ae
tumko o o
de bhi dein jo aazaadi
ho o
ghoomke phir tum
inn zulfon ke hi
saaye mein aaogey
yahin pe hansi hai
yahin pe khushi hai
yahin pe zindagi hai
ab rahogey tum apne hi bas mein
hamne tumko
dil ke qafas mein
umr bhar ke liye ae ae ae ae
haayye
giraftaar kar liyaa
giraftaar kar liyaa rey ae ae ae

manzil
ab toh mil hi jaayegi
haa
hamsafar hum ban ke chalenge jee
pyaar ki in raahon mein ae
hamne ae
de diyaa jo dil tumko
ho
chain ab us dil ko milega jee
reh ke in baahon mein
pyaar se badh ke
kuchch bhi nahin hai
pyaar bandagi hai
ab rahogey tum
apne hi bas mein
hamne tumko
dil ke qafas mein
umr bhar ke liye ae ae ae ae
haayye
giraftaar kar liyaa
giraftaar kar liyaa
rey ae ae


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“Roop Basant”(1955) was Produced by Ramniklal N Shah and directed by A M Khan for Shah Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Chitra, Diljeet, Roopmala, Kamran, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Kamlakant, Gulab, Kanta Kumari, Prakash, Narbada Shankar, Savitra, Kanchan mala, Chanda Kumari, Jharna, Neerja, Bismillah, P D Lal, Noorjahaan, Shashimala, Chaand, Ramesh Thakur, Hiralal etc in it.

This obscure movie, which was shot partially in colour, had ten songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Roop Basant”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Gafil Harnalwi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhaniram.

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

With this “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song, “Roop Basant”(1955) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Kahaan ho duniya ke bhagwaan (Roop Basant)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gafil Harnalwi, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

Kahaa aan aan
ho o o
duniya ke ae ae
bhagwaa aan
duniya ke bhagwaan

pukaare tujhe teri santaan
Kahaan ho duniya ke bhagwaan
pukaare tujhe teri santaan
Kahaan ho duniya ke bhagwaan

kal ke raaja aaj bhikhaari
ye kaisa anyaay
bhookh ki maaya aisi hai
jo sant ko chor banaaye
duniya mein kaudi ke badley
duniya mein kaudi ke badley
bikta hai imaan
Kahaan ho duniya ke bhagwaan
pukaare tujhe teri santaan
Kahaan ho duniya ke bhagwaan

jeewan bhar sansaar mein sachcha
pag pag thokar jaaye
chhal aur kapat ke bal par jhoothha
jag mein mauz udaaye
kya sansaar ke daata teri
kya sansaar ke daata teri
yahi hai jag mein shaan
Kahaan ho duniya ke bhagwaan
pukaare tujhe teri santaan
Kahaan ho duniya ke bhagwaan


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“Bahu”(1955) was produced by Bikram Pahwa and directed by Shakti Samanta for P R Films, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Karan Dewan, Shashikala, Johny Walker, Bipin Gupta, Pran, Amir Banu, Kamalkant, Uma Devi, Mumtaz Begam, Kundan, Amrit Rana, Kamal Mohan, Bhagwan ji, Mehmood, Dinanath, Rajan Kapoor, Alka, Jugnu, Vijaykumari, Ranjana, Baijnath, Basant Kumar etc and it had guest appearances by Krishnakant and Jagdish Kamal.

The movie had nine songs in it. Six songs from the movie have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Bahu”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song, a rare song, is sung by Hemant Kumar. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

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


Song-Chhod de naiyya bhanwar mein(Bahu)(1955) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

moorakh hai jo o o
saagar ki ee ee
maujon mein phans kar rota hai ae
jis saagar mein maujen hain
uska bhi kinaara hota hai

chhod de naiyya bhanwar mein
dar nahin toofaan se ae
chhod de naiyya bhanwar mein
dar nahin toofaan se
maangne waale ko milti hai madad bhagwaan se ae
chhod de ae ae
chhod de naiyya

kehte hain duniya jise
zulm o sitam ka naam hai
kehte hain duniya jise
zulm o sitam ka naam hai
thokaren khaa kar sambhalna hi hamaara kaam hai
bhool to hoti rahegi
umr bhar insaan se ae
chhod de ae ae
chhod de naiyya

apne maalik par bharosa hai tujhe naadaan agar
apne maalik par bharosa hai tujhe naadaan agar
gham tujhe kis baat ka hai
dekh duniya se na dar
maangta hai kyun daya ki bheekh tu insaan se ae
chhod de naiyya bhanwar mein
dar nahin toofaan se
mangne waale ko milti hai madad bhagwaan se ae
bhagwan se ae
bhagwan se ae


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“Sabse Bada Rupaiyya”(1955) was directed by P L Santoshi for Alhad Chitra, Poona. The movie had Shashikala, Agha, Alhaad, Sundar, Nana Palsikar, Achala Sachdev, Krishnakant, Kundan, Raja Gosavi, Haroon, Ramkumar, Vijaybala, Premlata, Rajni, Hira Sawant etc in it.

Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the Seventh song from “Sabse Bada Rupaiyya”(1955). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

Only the audio of this song is available. This song has ended up becoming a rare song for some reasons and it was not available on YT. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ae dil na ro (Sabse Bada Rupaiyya) (1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-O P Nayyar
Chorus

Lyrics

ae dil na ro o
ae dil na ro o
ae dil na ro
le ke aansoo ke haar
chaandi se hai jag ko pyaar
ae dil na ro
le ke aansoo ke haar
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa

muhabbat hi paise ki ab ho gayi hai
isi shor mein har sada kho gayi hai
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

muhabbat hi paise ki ab ho gayi hai
isi shor mein har sada kho gayi hai
toote huye ae
hmm
toote huye dil pukaaren hazaar
chaandi se hai jag ko pyaar
ae dil na ro
le ke aansoo ke haar
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa

ye duniya hai duniya
na kar haaye haaye
ke matlab ke hain saaare apne paraaye
aa aa aa aa aa
ye duniya hai duniya
na kar haaye haaye
ke matlab ke hain saaare apne paraaye
ab so bhi ja
hmm hmm
ab so bhi ja
kar chuka intezaar
chaandi se hai jag ko pyaar
ae dil na ro
le ke aansoo ke haar


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PRATIMA (1945) was produced under the banner of Bombay Talkies and it was directed by Jairaj. Dilip Kumar and Swarnlata were in the lead roles with Jyoti, Shah Nawaz, P F Peetahwala, Mumtaz Ali, Mukri etc in supporting roles. It was the second film for Dilip Kumar. Among the films in which Dilip Kumar acted in the 1940s, ‘Pratima’ (1945) may well be his least known film. I was surprised to note that not much information about the film was available on ‘Filmindia’ magzines of 1945 issues. The film had not fared well at the box office.

‘Pratima’ (1945) was produced in the midst of a turmoil in Bombay Talkies in the wake of the exodus of many of its stalwarts like Shashdhar Mukherjee, Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee, Savak Vacha etc in 1944 to form Filmistan. The films produced under the new management in Bombay Talkies – ‘Chaar Aankhen’ (1944) and ‘Jwaar Bhata’ (1944) had flopped. On top of it, Dilip Kumar did not make a good impression both on the audience as well as on the critics as an actor.

Both Dilip Kumar and Mridula made their debut in Bombay Talkies ‘Jwaar Bhata’ (1944). After the film’s release, most of the Bombay Talkies staff had more favourable impression about Mridula than Dilip Kumar as actors. They expected a brighter future for Mridula’s rather that for Dilip Kumar. However, Devika Rani decided to give another chance for Dilip Kumar in ‘Pratima’ (1945) which was incidentally the last film produced under her reign in Bombay Talkies. As things turned out later, Dilip Kumar has become one of the legendary actors of Hindi film industry while Mridula was relegated to doing subsidiary roles.

As I said earlier, ‘Pratima’ (1945) did not get much coverage in ‘Filmindia’ magazines of that period nor was the film reviewed. Luckily, I got a gist of the story line of the film in a book ‘Hero’ – Vol-1’ written by Ashok Raj on the internet.

Rajan (Dilip Kumar) is a persuasive lover entangled in a suspense plot. He is in love with a poor girl Pratima (Swarnlata) who has been brought up by Pravasi (Pithawala), a curio dealer. Pravasi was once a dread dacoit. However, Rajan’s family wishes him to marry the wealthy Lal Sahab’s spoilt daughter (probably, Jyoti).

In the backyard of Lal Sahab’s mansion, there is a female statue named as Pratima. The very mention of that statue makes Lal Sahab shiver and starts looking at a picture of his country house, hanging on the wall. In the meanwhile, Rajan has turned desperate for Pratima, the poor girl and starts worshiping Pratima, the statue. He does some restoration work of the statue and makes it as a shrine in the village. The shrine is guarded by a woman who is suffering from dementia.

At last, the mystery of the statue is solved. The demented woman is Pratima’s mother and the real owner of the estate which Lal Sahab has grabbed it by killing her husband in the country house. Pravasi had saved Pratima from the evil Lal Sahab. Her mother had installed the statue of her long lost daughter to remind the people about the misdeeds of Lal Sahab.

I can visualise a happy ending for the film. It is a win-win situation for both the hero and his parents. Hero gets the heroine. His parents should have no objection for the marriage as it turns out that the heroine is from a wealthy family.

The film had 7 songs written by Pandit Narendra Sharma which were set to music by Arun Kumar Mukherjee. Three songs from the film are available on YT. But I am presenting the rare song ‘aata labhon pe naam tera baar baar kyun’ which is the first one to appear on the Blog. I have uploaded the video of the song few hours back on YT.

Some internet sites credit the singer to be Parul Ghosh. However, I felt that the voice is not of Parul Ghosh. The voice was more like that of actor-singer Jyoti. I checked HFGK with Mr Bharat Upadhyay who confirmed that although the name against the song was printed as Parul Ghosh, in the correction list, the song has been accredited to Jyoti who acts in the film. So it turned out to be an actor-singer song.

With this song, ‘Pratima’ (1945) makes its debut in the Blog.


Song-Aata labon pe naam tera baar baar kyun (Pratima)(1945) Singer-Jyoti, Lyrics-Narendra Sharma, MD-Arun Kumar Mukherji

Lyrics

aata labon pe naam tera
baar baar kyun
aata labon pe naam tera
baar baar kyun
hai roz subah shaam
tera intezaar kyun
hai roz subah shaam
tera intezaar kyun

naazuk teri nigaah
bade naajon ki pali ee ee
naazuk teri nigaah
bade naajon ki pali ee ee
aisi bhali nigaah teri
ka shikaar kyun(?)??
aisi bhali nigaah teri
ka shikaar kyun(??)
hai roz subah shaam
tera intezaar kyun

mere kareeb aa
aa aa aa
mere kareeb aa aa aa
tum mere
aur bhi kareeb
kuchh aur bhi kareeb
do dil na mil sakey
to huyi
aankhen chaar kyun
do dil na mil sakey
to huyi
aankhen chaar kyun
hai roz subah shaam
tera intezaar kyun
aata labon pe naam teraa
baar baar kyun


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“Mahatma”(1953) was produced and directed by Datta Dharmadhikari for Alhad Chitra, Bombay. This movie had Gajanan Jageerdaar, David, Rekha, Manmohan, Raja Nene, Ramkumar, Raja Gosavi, V D pandit, Bhandarkar, Baby Kala etc in it.

This by now forgotten movie had six songs in it. Here is the second song from “Mahatma”(1953) to appear in the blog. The singer of this song is not known. My guess is that the actor himself is singing the song. Ehsan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Pawar and Ram Wadhavkar.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on identity of the singer and actor of this song.


Song-Daata tu jag ka tu paalanhaar (Mahatma)(1953) Singer-Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-Vasant Pawar- Ram Wadhavkar

Lyrics

Daata tu jag ka
tu paalanhaar
Daata tu jag ka
tu paalanhaar
sab pe daya ki drishti teri
sab pe daya ki drishti teri
Daata tu jag ka
tu paalanhaar

pooja teri main karta rahoon
pooja teri main
pooja teri main
pooja teri main karta rahoon
mahima teri main gaata rahoon
mahima teri main gaata rahoon
Daata tu jag ka
tu paalanhaar

rakhta hai daata
dhyaan tu sab ka
rakhta hai daata
dhyaan tu sab ka
tu hi hisaab rakhe
paap aur punya kaa
tu hi hisaab rakhe
paap aur punya kaa
Daata tu jag ka
tu paalanhaar

milti hai shakti
tere wazan se
milti hai shakti
milti hai shakti
milti hai shakti
tere wazan se
milti hai mukti
tere naman se
milti hai mukti
tere naman se
daata tu jag ka
tu paalanhaar
daata tu jag ka
tu paalanhaar
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang
paandurang


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Many aspirants, dreaming of becoming actor, singer, lyricist, music director etc. have been attracted towards Bollywood right from the time that sound films came into existence in 1931. However, a significantly large numbers of such aspirants do not get a chance to prove their perceived talents. Some of them who get chances in Bollywood are mainly those who have their relatives or friends to recommend them to producers/directors. But there is no guarantee that they would be successful and would establish themselves in the Hindi film industry. Many of them had to either leave the film industry or look for some other vocations in the film industry which were not of their choices.

Take, for example, the case of Jaidev, the music director. In 1933, he ran away from home in Ludhiana and landed in Bombay (Mumbai) to become an actor. He did some small roles in films like ‘Hunterwaali’ (1935), ‘Miss Frontier Mail’ (1936), ‘Desh Deepak’ (1937) etc. But he did not get any important acting roles as an actor during those 4 years. However, due to family problems, Jaidev had to return to his home in Ludhiana. He made his second attempt to try his luck in Bollywood, but this time, as a music director. During the break from Bollywood, he got trained in Hindustani classical music under the tutelage of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. So circumstances made him to give up his dream of becoming an actor in Bollywood and instead chose to be a music director.

The case of Raj Khosla is somewhat unique. The ace director who is remembered for his films like ‘CID’ (1956), ‘Kaala Paani’ (1958), ‘Bambai Ka Babu’ (1960), Wo Kaun Thhi’ (1964), ‘Mera Saaya’ (1966), ‘Do Raaste’ (1969), ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’ (1971), ‘Main Tulsi Tere Angan Ki’ (1978), ‘Dostana’ (1980) etc had landed in Bombay from Ludhiana in 1946 to become a playback singer. He was trained in Hindustani classical music and worked with All India Radio in its music department for a short period. He got his first chance in playback singing in ‘Bhool Bhulaiyya’ (1949). His second and probably the last song as a playback singer was rail mein jiya mora sananan hoye re in ‘Aankhen’ (1950) under the baton of Madan Mohan. Interestingly, Raj Khosla worked as an assistant to Madan Mohan for this film.

What was the reason for Raj Khosla to abandon his dream of becoming a playback singer? A chance meeting with Dev Anand changed the course of his filmy career. Dev Anand felt that he had better talent as a director. He put Raj Khosla under Guru Dutt as Assistant Director for ‘Baazi’ (1951) which was produced by Navketan. The film became a grand hit. Raj Khosla also assisted Guru Dutt in ‘Jaal’ (1952).

Raj Khosla’s work as an Assistant Director in these two films in which Dev Anand was in the lead roles must have impressed him. He promoted him to direct ‘Milaap’ (1955), his debut film as a director. N Datta who had assisted S D Burman in ‘Jaal’ (1952) also got his first chance as a full-fledged music director for this film. I have seen the film on YT long back and I enjoyed it both in terms of the treatment of the story as well as the songs. But the film did not fare well at the box office.

The failure of the film at the box office did not deter Dev Anand and Guru Dutt in giving the responsibility of directing latter’s film ‘CID’ (1956). The film was a huge box office success. Raj Khosla had made his presence felt in Bollywood. The rest is history. The assessment of Dev Anand about Raj Khosla’s talent as a director came out to be correct. But in the process, Raj Khosla’s playback singing career was shelved.

In my view, directors who are musically inclined are in a better position to make picturisation of song sequences more interesting for the movie watchers. Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla and Vijay Anand are some such eamples of directors who were musically inclined. I regard them as the top directors whose style of song picturisation is something that I look forward to while watching the videos of songs in their movies.

Sometimes, directors’ knowledge of the film music can cause them to interfere in the work of music directors. Raj Khosla was no exception if I go by a couple of the interviews of music directors. O P Nayyar, who had worked with Raj Khosla in ‘CID’ (1956), was on record saying that when Raj Khosla tried to impose his composition in some songs of ‘Ek Musafir Ek Hasina’ (1962), he threatened to walk out of the film. Shashdhar Mukherjee, the producer of the film had to intervene in the matter. The outcome was that both Raj Khosla and O P Nayyar did not work together in films thereafter. Madan Mohan and Raj Khosla also did not work together after ‘Chiraag’ (1969), though according to Sanjeev Kohli, Madan Mohan’s son, Raj Khosla and Madan Mohan remained good friends till the last.

Raj Khosla had also rendered one version song ‘toote na dil toote na’ from ‘Andaz’ (1949) originally sung by Mukesh for the film. I have heard this song on Radio Ceylon but I could not find it on YT. Although his voice was nowhere near to the voice of Mukesh, but his rendition was flawless.

As I said earlier, Raj Khosla rendered his first playback song for BHOOL BHULAIYYA (1949). The film was produced by Ranjit Movietone and it was directed by Taimur Behram Shaw. The star cast included Agha, Zeb Qureshi, Bhudo Advani, Pesi Patel, Maruti Rao, Anwari etc. From the star cast, the film appears to be a B grade production. Not much is known about the genre or the story of the film.

The film had 10 songs written by B R Sharma (7), Pandit Indra (2) and Rajendra Krishan (1) which were set to music by Bulo C Rani. One song from the film has been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the second song ‘madhur suron mein suno jhamela’ from the film which is the first ever song rendered by Raj Khosla for a film. The song was penned by B R Sharma.

This is a rare song in the sense that it was not available on YT until I made the video of the song from mp3 clip and uploaded the same on YT few months back.

Enjoy this rare fun song from a rare voice.


Song-Madhur suron mein suno jhamela (Bhool Bhulaiyya)(1949) Singer-Raj Khosla, Lyrics-Butaram Sharma, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

madhur suron mein suno jhamela
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi laila aa
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi laila aa

hil mil ke donon ne
aisa pyaar ka naatak khela
pagdi ban gayi daak kaa thhela
pagdi ban gayi daak kaa thhela
thhela aa
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi laila aa
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi laila aa

pagdi ke baahar ki makhmal
andar thhi khatmal ki mehfil
ik khatmal ne aag laga dee ee
kaat ke aisi break laga dee
ruk gaya pyaar kaa thhelaa
thhelaa
thhelaa
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi lailaa aaaa

beech bhanwar mein chhod ke naiyya
aap to chhup gaye khatmal bhaiyya
sang liya laala ko apne
toot gaye sab pyaar ke sapne
rah gaya majnu akela
akela
akela
madhur suron mein suno jhamela
ek thhaa majnu
ek thhi lailaa….aaa


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