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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.49
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In my younger days, I remember to have watched Marathi film ‘Kunku’ (1937) on Bombay Doordarshan (now ‘Sahyadri’ Channel). At that time, I was not aware that ‘Duniya Na Maane’ (1937) was its Hindi version. Even it did not occur to me that the subject chosen for the film was very bold. I have no much recollections of the songs of the film but Shanta Apte’s performance has remained in my mind as it was quite different as compared with the theatrical acting by most of the actors of that time. Even her song renditions were looking natural as against the ‘fixed gaze’ style of song renditions witnessed in most of the films at that time.

After about 3 decades when I had watched the Hindi version on a video sharing platform, I still found that even in the present juncture, the subject handled in the film appears bold. I sometime feel that V Shantaram, the director, must be having a knack of convincing his other partners in Prabhat Films to agree to produce the film with a bold subject who may have thought that the film would receive the brickbats especially from the orthodox segment of the society after the release. That the film was a box office hit proves the capability of V Shantaram as a director for handling the bold subject in a way that convinced a large number of cine-goers about the evil of mismatched marriage

14-year old Nirmala (Shanta Apte) is married through a deciet by her uncle to a widower (Keshavrao Date), a lawyer, who is old enough to be her father. But she does not accept him to be her husband. While she takes care of the family as a housewife, she refuses to consummate the marriage by saying that while sufferings can be borne, injustice can not be tolerated. Over a period of time, her husband feels guilty and treat Nirmala as his daughter. He release her from the marriage but the conservative society does not accept this arrangement. In the end, the widower commits suicide with a note to Nirmala that she is free to remarry.

In selecting Shanta Apte in the role of Nirmala, V Shantaram must have observed her as a woman of substance who would perform her reel role of an enlightened woman who fights for her rights in a same way as she had done in her real life. In this film, there is a scene in which she gives a trashing with a cane to her college going step son for misbehaving with her as well as with his father and forces him to seek forgiveness from his father. I recall an instance when she had gone to ‘Filmindia’ office with a cane (or whip?) to trash Baburao Patel, the firebrand editor for writing some unpleasant comments about her acting. It was reported that to avoid trashing, Baburao Patel had to hide below his table.

10 years back, one song from the film ‘Duniya Naa Maane’ (1937) was posted on the Blog. So far, 5 songs from the film have been posted on the Blog details of which are as under:

Songs Name of the Film
ek thha raaja 03/08/2010
in the worlds broad field of battle 04/08/2010
man saaf tera hai ya nahin 12/11/2012
jai ambe gauri maiyya 09/10/2013
saawan jhoola jhool ke nikla 19/03/2014

I am presenting the 6th song, ‘samjha kya hai duniya daana’ from the film which is rendered by actor-singer, Shanta Apte. The song is written by Munshi Aziz which is set to music by Keshavrao Bhole. In this song, there is no musical interludes. I liked the way, Shanta Apte sang the line ‘kisi ki chup’ followed by a very brief pause and then continuing singing ‘walwala kisi kaa’.

One of the features of the film was that the music director, Keshavrao Bhole did not use orchestra for all its songs, Instead, he relied on using a couple of musical instruments. Two of its 12 songs (including the one under discussion) were sung by Shanta Apte by playing gramophone records.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Samjha kya hai duniya daana (Duniya Na Maane)(1937) Singer-Shanta Apte, Lyrics-Munshi Aziz, MD-Keshavrao Bhole

Lyrics

samjha…aa kya hai duniya….aa ….aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
daana
yahaan pe aake har ek apni
yahaan pe aake har ek apni
niraali duniya bana raha hai
niraali duniya bana raha hai
deewaana daana zamaana kya kya
deewaana daana zamaana kya kya
hamein tamaashe dikha raha hai
hamein tamaashe dikha raha hai
kisi ki chup
walwala kisi kaa
chhuri kisi ki
gala kisi kaa
kisi ki chup
walwala kisi kaa
chhuri kisi ki
gala kisi kaa
bura kisi ka
bhala kisi kaa
bura kisi ka
bhala kisi kaa
dharam yahi kya sikha raha hai
dharam yahi kya sikha raha hai
sitam kaa sahna
sitam kaa sahna
har ek taakat
badhega dil aur badhegi himmat
sitam ka sahna
aa aa aa aa
sitam ka sahna
har ek taakat
badhega dil aur badhegi himmat
hai ye bhi ek zindagi ki daulat
hai ye bhi ek zindagi ki daulat
suno ye aaj suna raha hai
suno ye aaj suna raha hai


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The voices that we hear most of the time are the usual well known voices that made their career singing in HFM. But sometimes we get to listen to voices who were basically classical singers and who were by and large disinclined to sing in movies. In some cases, they had to be cajoled and often paid unheard of amounts to convince then to sing a few songs in Hindi movies.
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Today (10 december 2014) is the thirteenth death anniversary of Ashok Kumar (13 october 1911- 10 december 2001). Ashok Kumar was the original superstar of Hindi movies who earned this status in 1943 with “Kismat”(1943). Ashok Kumar’s film career began in 1930s and spanned the entire 20th century. He played all kinds of roles as an actor. He was much more than an actor, though. He was a movie produced as well. And he was well connected (through marriages) to lots and lots of major personalities of Hindi movies. In fact, if you are a trivia buff, then you can find that he was connected (through marriages) to people like Ravindranath Tagore, Prithviraj Kapoor etc in addition to the more obvious people like Mukherjis, Samarths etc. And he was of course the elder brother of Anoop Kumar and Kishore Kumar.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

It is time for the alphabet ‘M’ in the A-Z of Rafi songs series. I have taken my time in deciding which type songs are a must in the series and accordingly have almost finalised the songs in this list. Initially, when planning this series I just made a random selection of songs for ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ to start it on time with Rafi sahab 33rd death anniversary.
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“Aurat” (1967) was a Gemini Combines movie and it was directed by S S Vasan and S S Balan. The movie had Firoz Khan, Padmini, Rajesh Khanna, Nazima, Pran, Achala Sachdev, O. P. Ralhan, Lalita Pawar, David Abraham, Nana Palsikar, Kanhaiyalal, Leela Chitnis, Mohan Choti, Niranjan Sharma, Revti, Baby Rani etc in it.
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“Jailor” (1958) was a Minerva Movietone pictures production. It was directed by Sohrab Modi. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Geeta Bali, Kamini Kaushal, Pratima Devi, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nana Palsikar, Daisy Irani, Raj Kumar, E. Tarapore etc in it.
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“Saawan Aaya Re” (1949) is a movie starring Kishore Sahu, Ramola Devi, David Abraham, Pratima Devi, Ramesh Gupta etc. Kishore Sahu himself is the director of this movie.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Today’s write up is different from the normal format / content of Saigal Saab’s songs, that we are discussing on this blog. (I am in travel today, and have limited access to resources and time. I shall be back tomorrow.)
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“Parwarish” (1977) was a big multi starrer movie, in the sense that it had Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna, the two biggest stars of the time,together in it.
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