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

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4620 Post No. : 16264 Movie Count :

4419

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 124 # Missing Films of 1971- 03#
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“Brahmaa Vishnu Mahesh-1971” was directed by Babubhai Mistry for ‘Nitin Pictures, Bombay’.

It was a ‘mythological’ movie. It had Mahipal, Uma, Trilok Kapoor, Sulochana, Raj Kumar, Sulochana Chatterjee, Anant Tiwari, Dulari, Manhar Desai, Padmarani, B.M. Vyas, Madhumati, Kavita, Neelam, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Shefali, Suryankant Shukla, Bhagwat, Vishwas, Radheshyam, Lakhani, Murari, Master Rajesh, Bakul, Soni, Habib, Mahesh Bhatt, Jeewan in the role of Naradmuni and many others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 06.08.1971.

This movie had seven songs written by Indeevar (three songs) and Bhagwat Dutt Mishra (four songs).
Music for this movie was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

As per HFGK Vol-V following is the list of songs of this movie;

S.No. Song Title Lyricist Singer/s
01 Saare jag ka ek hai Ishwar … B.D. Mishra Manna Dey, chorus
02 Swami tumhi ho, sakha … ho ke
03 Jhanana jhanana jhanke paayal …
04 Pag mere doley re paayal chhanke
05 Saare sukh chhode pati ko na chhode B.D. Mishra Manna Dey
06 Mere bhaagya ke vidhaataa B.D. Mishra Mohd Rafi
07 Aaj meri hai parikshaa laaj rakh le B.D. Mishra Suman Kalyanpur

*(HFGK mentions the lyricists name against the four songs as given above, so I guess that the other three songs are written by Indeevar).

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. I am unable to identify the actor lip-syncing this song.
Music is composed by S.N. Tripathi and lyrics are by Bhagwat Dutt Mishra.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

With this movie ‘Brahmaa Vishnu Mahesh-1971’ makes its debut on the blog and we add one more missing movie of the year ‘1971’ to the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Mere bhaagy ke vidhaata dukh sukh ke o daata (Brahma Vishnu Mahesh)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bhagat Dutt Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

mere bhaagya ke vidhaataa aa
mere bhaagya ke vidhaataa
dukh sukh ke o daataa
prabhu apni dayaa ka mujhe daan de de
de de aisaa ujiyaaraa
jo mitaa de andhiyaaraa
bas itnaa sahaaraa
bhagwaan de de
mere bhaagya ke vidhaataa aa

tujhse hi jag mein hote
andhere ujaale ae
tujhse hi jag mein hote
andhere ujaale ae
dukh ki ghadi mein
tu hi
sabhi ko sambhaale
dukh ki ghadi mein
tu hi
sabhi ko sambhaale
tere khel hain niraale ae
tere khel hain niraale
o sansaar ke rakhwaale
o dayaaloo zaraa mujhpe bhi dhyaan de de
bas itnaa sahaaraa
bhagwaan de de
mere bhaagya ke vidhaataa aa

aisi sulagti hai ye
jeewan ki baati ee
aisi sulagti hai ye
jeewan ki baati
jal bhi na paati
haaye
bujh bhi na paati
jal bhi na paati
haaye
bujh bhi na paati
main hoon deep
adh-jalaasa
main hoon deep
adh-jalaasa
mujhe ghere hai niraashaa
nayi aasha ki kiran
dayaawaan de de
bas itnaa sahaaraa
bhagwaan de de
mere bhaagya ke vidhaataa aa
dukh sukh ke o daataa
prabhu apni dayaa ka mujhe daan de de
de de aisaa ujiyaaraa
jo mitaa de andhiyaaraa
bas itnaa sahaaraa
bhagwaan de de
mere bhaagya ke vidhaataa aa

hey parmeshwar
hey dukhhaari
ab naa mujhe bisaaro o
har lo meri vipadaa saari
dukh se mujhe ubaaro o
andhiyaare ke saagar se
prabhu mujhko paar utaaro o
de do aankhon ko ujiyaari
meri oar nihaaro o
prabhu meri oar nihaaro
prabhu meri oar nihaaro o o o


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Blog Day :

4549 Post No. : 16131

“Dashaavtaar”(1951) as produced by Kikubhai Desai and directed by Jayant Desai for J K Films, Bombay. The mythological movie had Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Niranjan Sharma, Umakant, Vasantrao Pahalwan, Praveen Kumar, Baby Tabassum, Murad, Master Dhulia, Revashankar, Satya narayan, Chandabai, Charubala, Neerja, Nagolkar, Pt Iqbal etc ith guest appearance by Jeewan.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Dashaavtaar”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. B P Bhargav is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

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


Song-O mere maalik bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge (Dashaavtaar)(1951) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-B P Bhargav, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

chaaron oar
chaaron oar andhera chhaaya
vidhaata ne apni veena par besur raag bajaaya
vidhaata ne apni veena par besur raag bajaaya
antar ke aalay mein aake antar ke aalay meain aake
kab tum jot jalaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

bhooli padi bhavsaagar bhatkoon
bairan ban duniyaa vaalon ke nain nain mein khatkoon
bairan ban duniyan vaalon ke nain nain mein khatkoon
manva ho
manva ho niraash pukaare
kab tak yoon tarsaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

dheeraj dharte dharte thhak gayi
asuvan bunde bahti bahti saagar ban gayi
banke banmaali tan man ke
banke banmaali tan man ke
bolo kab tum aaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge


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

Blog Day :

4542 Post No. : 16113

Today 24th December’2020 is the ninety-sixth birth anniversary of legendary singer Mohd Rafi(24.12.1924 – 31.07.1980).

On this occasion, as a tribute to him, here is a song from the ‘1957’ movie ‘Laxmi Pooja’.

‘Laxmi Pooja-1957’ was directed by Jayant Desai for ‘Hemlata Pictures, Bombay’. Jayant Desai was also the produer of this movie. This movie had Nirupa Roy, Shahu Modak, Jeevan, Niranjan Sharma, Anant Kumar, Babu Raje, Praveen Pal, Indira, Manju, Shri Bhagwan, Sukumar, Rajrani and others.

Meenu Mumtaz make a guest appearance in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Chitragupta.

This movie had nine songs written by Bharat Vyas. 18th December 2020 was the 102nd birth anniversary of poet-lyricist Bharat Vyas (18.12.1918 – 05.07.1982). This post serves as a tribute to him as ell.

Out of the nine songs of this movie, so far only two songs are posted on the blog. The details of the songs are as given below;

S.No. Song Title Posted on
01 Hey ann dhan ki maharani, ho jai Laxmi rani
02 Raaj kaaj se kya lenaa jab man mein huaa ujaala
03 Mere paaon mein dekho jhanjhar jhanke
04 Are sun lo babaji… arey ho beta chamdee to jaaye…
05 Sun sun paalanhaare, koyi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare Being posted today
06 Aaj raas ka rang hai, naache ang ang hai
07 Thhodi si zindagaani…kyon naa Govind gun gaaye re 18.06.2018
08 Chaahe padi aafat badi …. Ram jise taare
09 Kahlaataa hai jagat mein … itni si meri hai pukaar prabhu 25.07.2020

This movie was introduced on the blog on 18.06.2018. Its second song was posted on 25.07.2020. The song under discussion is the third song to be posted from this movie. We have a long way to go with six more songs still left to be covered.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. As mentioned above lyrics are by Bharat Vyas and music is composed by Chitragupta.

I had come across this song long back in 2014. Only the audio of this song is available. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Sun sun paalanhaare (Lakshmi Pooja)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

Sun sun paalan-haare
Sun sun paalan-haare
Koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
Ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
Sun sun paalan haare
Koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
Ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
Sun sun paalan-haare

tap ne abhimaan jagaaya
tere bhakton pe sankat aaya aa
tap ne abhimaan jagaaya
tere bhakton pe sankat aaya
barse na paani
tarse re praani
dharti ki sookh rahi kaayaa
tujhe dharti ka kan kan pukaare ae ae
ho shrishtri ke sarjanhaare
koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
sun sun paalan-haare

meri boli ye ab na rukegi
tujhe kehna hai so keh chukegi ee
meri boli ye ab na rukegi
tujhe kehna hai so keh chukegi
tere aaye bina
mukh dikhaaye bina
meri kartaal ab na jhukegi
ab apnon se mukh na chhupaa re ae ae
mat apna bharosa ganwaa re
koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
sun sun paalan-haare
koi teri bhakti ko aaj lalkaare
ho koi teri shakti ko aaj lalkaare
sun sun paalan-haare ae

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Devnagri script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सुन सुन पालनहारे

सुन सुन पालनहारे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे

सुन सुन पालनहारे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे
सुन सुनपालनहारे

तप ने अभिमान जगाया
तेरे भक्तों पे संकट आया
तप ने अभिमान जगाया
तेरे भक्तों पे संकट आया
बरसे न पानी
तरसे रे प्राणी
धरती की सूख रही काया
तुझे धरती का कण कण पुकारे ए ए
हो श्रृष्टि के सर्जनहारे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे
सुन सुन पालनहारे
मेरी बोली ये अब न रुकेगी
तुझे कहना है सो कह चुकेगी ई
मेरी बोली ये अब न रुकेगी
तुझे कहना है सो कह चुकेगी ई
तेरे आये बिना
मुख दिखाए बिना
मेरी कर-ताल अब न झुकेगी
अब अपनों से मुख न छुपा रे ए ए
मत अपना भरोसा गंवा रे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे
सुन सुन पालनहारे
कोई तेरी भक्ति को आज ललकारे
हो कोई तेरी शक्ति को आज ललकारे
सुन सुन पालनहारे


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

Blog Day :

4505 Post No. : 16045

On our blog we have as many as eleven movies containing the word ‘Doctor’ in their titles.

Three of these eleven movies have already been YIPPEED. 😊

Here are the status of these movies in the blog:-

Movie Name Year Songs covered/status of the movie on the blog
Naqli Doctor 1933 1 of 14 songs posted
Dr Madhurika 1935 1 of 9 songs posted
Doctor 1941 All Songs covered (Yippeeee’ed)
Dr Kumar 1944 1 of 8 songs posted
Lady Doctor 1944 1 of 10 songs posted
Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani 1946 3 of 7 songs posted
Dhobi Doctor 1954 2 of 7 songs posted
Dr Z 1959 3 of 8 songs posted
Dr Shaitaan 1960 All Songs covered (Yippeeee’ed)
Dr Vidya 1962 All Songs covered (Yippeeee’ed)
Doctor X 1972 1 of 6 songs posted

Today we are going to listen to a song from the movie ‘Doctor-Z’ of the year 1959.

I had come across a song of this movie sung by Rafi Saab long back (in 2014) when I was contributing lyrics on daily basis 😊 However this song missed out from being covered on the blog.

When I came across this song for the first time I was wondering if there was a movie with such title? But then, why not? we already have a ‘Doctor-X’. Then we have a ‘Dhobi Doctor’, a pure ‘Doctor’ and even a ‘Naqli Doctor’ 😊 (I mean in the list of movies) on the blog.

And one Doctor is ‘shaitaan’ too 😊 (wrong person in the ‘noble’ people’s company. 😊

The company of ‘Lady Doctor (s) -1944’ seems to be genuine with the support of Dr Madhurika, Dr Vidya and Dr Kumar. And I can see one ‘Doctor Ramesh-1949’ yet to join this company and need to check more in details. But I certainly remember ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut-1990’ and that stirs my heart too.

I do not remember to have watched any of the above movies except ‘Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ which I watched on ‘Doordarshan’, If my memory serves me right.

As per information available in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) today’s movie ‘Doctor-Z’ had Shakeela, Mahipal, Heeralal, Helen, Vinod Diwani, Krishnakumari, Sundar, Mirza Musharraf, Dalpat, Tun Tun, Nasreen, Shetty, Bhudo Advani, Homi, Roosi, Bismillah, Baburao Pahalwan, Radheshyam, Rafiq, Hanuman, Balaram, Dhondu, M.K. Hasan, Karandikar, Sheetal Kumar and others.

This movie was directed by Jaal for ‘Baaliwala Films’ Bombay. Jaal was also the producer of this movie.

This movie had eights songs composed by Manohar and lyrics were penned by Akhtar Romani- fives songs and Jafar Rahi- one song. HFGK is silent on the lyricists for the remaining two songs.

S. No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani Zafar Rahi Being covered now
02 Jaan bhi le jo kahe zamaanaa, maan bhi le…
03 Tere gore rang pe mar gaye… sanam teri chaahat mein
04 Main hoon bhaiyya dim timkar Akhtar Romani 01.03.2019
05 Ye bheegi bheegi raat gagan par taaron ki baraat Akhtar Romani 31.10.2018
06 Dil ko lagaa ke bhool se dil ka nishaan mitaa diya Akhtar Romani
07 Sitaaron tum chamakte ho… aasmaan pe hai Akhtar Romani
08 Hello sweety seventeen, kaisi hai tabiyat Akhtar Romani 09.11.2011

Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Talat Mahmood, Uma Devi and Balbir had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.10.1959.

From the above table we can see that the first song of this movie was posted on 09.11.2011 and after that second song was posted almost a gap of seven years, but the third song from this movie was posted the next year. Today’s song is being posted after another year, so the last three songs from the movie have been covered at the rate of one song every year. 😊

Today’s song is written by Zafar Rahi and it is sung by Mohd Rafi. Music is composed by Manohar.

I have not yet listened to other songs of this movie but many seems to be already available and I am sure they must be interesting songs to listen and enjoy.

Let us now enjoy this soulful rendition by Rafi Saab and some great heart touching lyrics by Zafar Rahi …

bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani
ashqon ki zubaani hain
kuchh aahon ki zubaani
ashqon ki zubaani hai
kuchh aahon ki zubaani

(audio)
Song-Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani (Dr Z)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Zafar Rahi, MD-Manohar Arora

Lyrics

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani
Ashqon ki zabaani hai
Kuchh aahon ki zubaani
Ashqon ki zabaani hai
Kuchh aahon ki zubaani

Kitni hi ummeedon se sajaai hai ye duniya
Main khush thha ke khud
Maine banaayi hai ye duniya
Lekin teri duniya ne jalaa di meri duniya
Yaad aate hain wo din to
Sulagtaa hai kalejaa
Thhamta nahin aahon ka dhuaan
Seene ke andar
Rukti nahin roke se
In ashqon ki rawaani
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani

Ujadi huyi basti ka nishaan tak nahin milta
wo aag lagaayi ke dhuaan tak nahin milta
Har geet khushi ka hai
Sisakti huyi fariyaad
Seene se lagaaye huye
Phirta hoon bas ek yaad
Honthon pe kuchh aahen hai
To aankhon me kuchh aansoo
Le de ke yahi reh gayi
ik saari nishaani
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani

Bhagwaan mujhe dekh ke main
Haq pe ladaa hoon
Sachchaai ka deepak liye
Aandhi mein khadaa hoon
Andhiyaaron se imaan ki
Baaten na chhupengi ee
Thhak jayegaa raahi
Kabhi raahen na thhakengi ee
Sach bol kahin dil tera
Patthhar to nahin hai ae ae ae
Chup chaap jo suntaa hain tu
Insaan ki kahaani
Ashqon ki zabaani hai
Kuchh aahon ki zabaani
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani
Ashqon ki zubaani hai
Kuchh aahon ki zubaani

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

भगवान् इक इंसान की सुनाता हूँ कहानी
अश्कों की जुबानी है
कुछ आहों की जुबानी
अश्कों की जुबानी है
कुछ आहों की जुबानी

कितनी ही उम्मीदों से सजाई है ये दुनिया
मैं खुश था के खुद
मैंने बनायीं है ये दुनिया
लेकिन तेरी दुनिया ने जला दी मेरी दुनिया
याद आते है वो दिन तो
सुलगता हा कलेजा
थमता नहीं आहों का धुंआ
सीने के अन्दर
रूकती नहीं रोके से
इन अश्कों की रवानी
भगवान् इक इंसान की सुनाता हूँ कहानी

उजड़ी हुयी बस्ती का निशाँ तक नहीं मिलता
ओ आग लगाई के धुंआ तक नहीं मिलता
हर गीत ख़ुशी का है
सिसकती हुयी फ़रियाद
सीने से लगाए हुए
फिरता हूँ बस एक याद
होंठों पे कुछ आहें है
तो आँखों में कुछ आँसू
ले दे के यही रह गयी
इक सारी निशानी
भगवान् इक इंसान की सुनाता हूँ कहानी

भगवान् मुझे देख के मैं
हक पे लड़ा हूँ
सच्चाई का दीपक लिए
आंधी में खडा हूँ
अंधियारों से ईमान की
बातें न छुपेंगी ई
थक जाएगा राही
कभी राहे न थकेंगी ई
सच बोल कहीं दिल तेरा
पत्थर तो नहीं है ए ए ए
चुप चाप जो सुनता हैं तू
इंसान की कहानी
अश्कों की जुबानी है
कुछ आहों की जुबानी
भगवान् इक इंसान की सुनाता हूँ कहानी
अश्कों की जुबानी है
कुछ आहों की जुबानी


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

Blog Day :

4454 Post No. : 15922

Today’s song is from the film Dost-54. There were films made with this title in 1944, 1954,1974,1989 and 1990. There were 17 films with the word Dost in their titles. Film Dost had 7 songs. 6 songs are already discussed here, but one song was not available for a long time. Now that is available and today’s song will qualify the film to become YIPPEED !

This is a Male-Male duet, sung by S.Balbir and S.Kapoor. Balbir is a known singer, but I do not know anything about this S Kapoor. He also acted in this film. The cast of the film was Usha Kiran, Suresh, Majnu, Randhir, Uma Dutt, Kammo, Mohana, S Kapoor, S Nazir and others. Actually actor Om prakash is also acting in this film. The film poster shows his name as well as photo. However, HFGK does not show his name in the cast. Such instances are not uncommon. Even in the film “1857” of 1946, the hero was Surendra, but his name was missing from the cast. Surendra had also sung one solo and one duet in the film.

Of course, the task of compiling HFGK was a mammoth one, so such small errors were seen sometimes. I find that only the HFGK volume II covering the 40’s decade has such instances and also in this volume, the cast names of films are few, giving a feeling that it is an incomplete cast detail. In all other volumes the cast is given almost fully. But these matters are understandable. The 40’s decade was a highly disturbed one. What with the second world war, independence, migration of artistes and the Partition. No wonder, material from this decade must have been difficult to gather.

Majnu was one of the actors in the cast. Majnu was not his real name. His real name was Harold Lewis-a Punjabi Christian. He was a close friend of producer Director Roop K Shorey. Shorey made a film “Majnu-1935″ and Harold was the Hero. The film was a Parody of the Laila – Majnu story. There were many fighting scenes in it and in one scene, Majnu is tied up to Railway Tracks. This film became very popular and the people started calling him majnu. He too liked it and continued with this name for life. In Hindi films, this is the only case where the actor is permanently named after his first role.

In the South film industry, I know of at least two Prominent actors, who were named forever, based on their first role or the company they worked for. First was actor Villupuram Chinnaiah Manrayar Ganesamoorthy, who started his career by acting in stage dramas. His first drama ” Shivaji kanda Hindu Rajyam”, featuring him in the role of Shivaji, became a Hit and so popular that the great social reformer E V Ramsamy conferred on him the name ” Sivaji “. He became SIVAJI GANESAN.

The second case was that of actor Ganapati Subramanian Sarma. He was a graduate in those early days of cinema. He joined Gemini Studiosas a Production Executive and from here he did a small role in Gemini’s film ” Miss Malini”-1947. Since there was already another ganesan in south films, this actor was called GEMINI GANESAN, as he was working in Gemini’s film.

Coming back to Majnu – MAJNU-Harold Lewis was a Punjabi Christian. He was born on 2-11-1913. He was the childhood friend of Roop K.Shorey. When Shorey wanted to make his second film,he chose Harold as a Hero.The film was MAJNU-1935,which was a satirical spoof on the old Laila-Majnu story.There were many stunts and in one scene Majnu is tied up on railway track by the villain.The film became a hit and Harold was renamed MANJU for his film career.

He appeared in almost all of Shorey’s films.He was also doing films with other producers.In 1942 he did a double role in Nishani and in 1943 he directed his first film Paapi. Shorey also gave him a film Badnami-1946 for direction and it was here that Majnu met I.S.Johar who wrote the story and Dialogues of Badnami.

Majnu paired with I.S.Johar in EK THI LADKI-1949,the debut film of Johar. Later they made a comedy pair in 10 films, including the hit film HUM SAB CHOR HAIN-1956. His last film with Johar was Akalmand-66.

Majnu acted in 77 films. His first film was Majnu-35 and his much delayed and released last film was Shri Krishna Bhakti-73.
Majnu directed 8 films including,Paapi-43, Badnami-46, Son of Alibaba-55, Tatar ka chor-55, Malika-56, Basre ki Hoor-56, Baghi sardar-56, and his last film – Chandu-58.

Harold Lewis aka Majnu died on 26-3-1974.

The music director of the film Dost-54 was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj Behl, in my opinion,is one of those composers in the film world, who composed lots of melodious songs. Unfortunately, he was also one of those composers who never got Big banners to work for. He and his brother, Gulshan Behl founded N.C.Films, on their father’s name-Nihal Chand- and produced B and C grade movies to which Hansraj gave his music. Hansraj was known as Master ji, in the industry. Only two people were known as Master ji…one was Ghulam Haider and the other was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj usually worked alone and rarely used any assistant while giving music.

Hansraj is remembered for giving initial playback singing breaks to Asha Bhonsle and Madhubala Jhaveri. He also gave a chance to his own friend Verma Malik-Lyricist. Malik used to live with him initially, in Bombay. He composed music for 62 films from Pujari-46 to Badmashon ka Badmash-79. One film “Insaaf ka Khoon” was released after his death,in 1988.

Hansraj Behl is one of the music directors who became successful in the post independence era. He composed music for not only Hindi films but also for Punjabi films. Hansraj was born on 19 November 1916 in Punjab. He got his basic education in music from Pt. Chunnilal. Then he opened his music school in Lahore and he had some non-film records released under the label of HMV. In 1944 Hansraj came to Bombay to try his luck in the Hindi film industry as a music director.

After one year of struggle he got his first film Pujari, made by Ardeshir Irani, in 1946. He got films like Gwaalan and Phulwaari in the same year, but all these films could not do well at the box office. Behl tasted success in 1947 with the release of Lakhon Mein Ek and Chheen Le Aazadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Aazadi became very popular. In 1948 he came up with four films – Chunariya, Mitti Ke Khilone, Pardesi Mehmaan and Satya Narayan, of which Chunariya’s music was a hit especially the song ‘Dil-e-Nashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi..’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song which placed him among high class music directors was ‘Sab Kuchh Lutaya Hamne Aakar Teri Gali Me..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and written by Mulk Raj Bhaakri.

In the year 1949, he came out with Chakori, Raat Ki Raani, Zevraat and few more films. Lata sang one of her favourite songs, ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes Chakori Yahan Ro Ro Mare..’ in Chakori, which became very popular and it helped Hansraj to gain popularity among music lovers. ‘Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi in Raat Ki Raani was a nationwide hit.

In 1950-51 he gave many hit songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt and Suraiyya. Songs of Kisi Ki Yaad became very popular soon after the release of the film. ‘Koi Mujhko Na Bulaye..’ and ‘Tadapta Chhod Kar Mujhko Kahaan Tum Reh Gaye..’ both sung by Geeta Dutt and ‘O Jaane Wale Ye Kya Kiya..’ by Mohammed Rafi gained immense popularity. In 1952 he introduced Madhubala Jhaveri as a playback singer in Apni Izzat and Jaggu. Madhubala sang ‘Dil Mere Tera Diwaana..’ with Talat Mehmood and ‘Meethi Meethi Loriyaan Main Dheere Dheere Gaoon..’ (both Apni Izzat) featured her solo voice. In 1954, he again came out with musical films like Dost and Khaiber. ‘Aaye Bhi Akela Jaye Bhi Akela..’ from Dost (1954) sung by Talat Mehmood was among one of his memorable compositions.

He continued to give his best in films like Rajdhani, Milan, Miss Bombay, Changez Khan and Saawan. Songs like ‘Bhool Ja Sapne Suhane..’ from Rajdhani (1956), ‘Mohabbat Zinda rehti Hai..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘ Jab Raat Nahi Katti..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘Zindagi Bhar Gham Judaai Ka..’ from Miss Bombay (1957), ‘Haseen Ho Khuda To Nahi..’ from Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960), ‘Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama..’ from Saawan (1959) and ‘Tujhko Dhoondhu To Dhoondhu Kahaan..’ from Milan (1959) crossed all the barriers of success and Hansraj Behl’s name was on the lips of every music lover.

After all these successful films he continued to give music till 1969 but failed to give any hit because his later films were either stunts or fantasy films with little scope for having good music. His last hit song was an all time great creation ‘Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..’ which was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the film Sikandar-e-Azam in 1965.

Hansraj Behl died of Cancer in Bombay on 20-5-1984.

With today’s song, all the eight songs of the film Dost-54 get covered and the movie gets YIPPEED in the blog


Song-Ham phiren kanwaare rab jee (Dost)(1954) Singers-Balbir, S Kapoor, Lyrics-Om Prakash, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Hum phiren kanwaare Rab ji
Hum phiren kunware
Hum phiren kanware Rab ji
Hum phire kanware
is duniya mein bhookhe nange jiyen tere sahaare
kya karen bechaare rab jee
hum phiren kunwaare

shahar mein aa kar hamne daata
dekha ajab tamaasha
shahar mein aa kar hamne daata
dekha ajab tamaasha
koi na poochhe paani kisi ko
beshaq mare pyaasa
koi na poochhe paani kisi ko
beshaq mare pyaasa
o rab jee beshaq mare pyaasa
isi liye main dikhe hain
lemon sode saare
qurbaan tumhaare
rab jee
hum phiren kunwaare

sare aam phirte hain yahaan par
mard aurat ke jode
sare aam phirte hain yahaan par
mard aurat ke jode
dekh ke in jodon ko
mere dil par paden hathauden
dekh ke in jodon ko
mere dil par paden hathauden
o rab jee
dil par paden hathauden
kaisa ye insaaf hai tera
ham bhi rahen kanwaare
ab badal chuka re
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare

dhanwaalon ki naiyya maalik
bin chappoo hai chalti
dhanwaalon ki naiyya maalik
bin chappoo hai chalti
ham bhookhon ki is duniya mein
daal nahin hai galti
ham bhookhon ki is duniya mein
daal nahin hai galti
o rab jee
daal nahin hai galti
na ghar baar na paise palle
ro ro karen gujaare
phaakon ke maare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare

chalte phirte din guzren
footpath pe kati raat
o neeli chhatri waale
ab bigad gayi sab baat
main to bhola bhaala hoon
o main to bhola bhaala hoon
tu meri laaj bachaa le
ya to ik se do kar de
ya apne paas bulaa le
apne paas bulaa le
o rab jee
apne paas bulaa le
gaya waqt nahin aayegaa
kuchh soch le mere baare
kuchh soch le mere baare
sun jag ke ke pyaare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare
is duniya mein bhookhe nange
jiyen kare sahaare
kya karen bechaare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare


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Today (20 August 2020) happens to be 36th remembrance day of Avinash Vyas (21 july 1912- 20 August 1984).

As a tribute to him, two songs composed by him have been covered in the blog. Incidentally, his tally of songs in the blog stands at 99. So today is an appropriate occasion to cover the 100th song of Avinash Vyas in the blog.

Avinash Vyas was active in Hindi movies from early 1940s till late 1970s. Overall, he composed music in 52 movies as far as my research goes. Here are the details:-

S No. Movie Name Year Songs in the blog Songs in the movie Remarks
1 Laheri Badmaash 1944 0 9
2 Gunsundari 1948 1 1
3 Bheemsen 1950 3 9
4 Har Har Mahadev 1950 6 10
5 Dashaavtaar 1951 2 12
6 Jai Mahalaxmi 1951 1 9
7 Ram Janm 1951 2 6
8 Shri Vishnu Bhagwan 1951 1 11
9 Rajrani Damyanti 1952 3 9
10 Shiv Shakti 1952 1 7
11 Veer Arjun 1952 3 7
12 Bhaagyawaan 1953 2 5
13 Adhikaar 1954 8 8 YIPPEED
14 Chakradhaari 1954 13 13 YIPPEED
15 Mahapooja 1954 2 4
16 Malka e Alam Noorjahaan 1954 1 8
17 Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja 1955 2 7
18 Ekaadashi 1955 2 8
19 Jagadguru Shankaracharya 1955 3 9
20 Riyaasat 1955 2 7
21 Waaman Avtaar 1955 5 9
22 Dwaarikadheesh 1956 0 9
23 Sudarshan Chakra 1956 1 8
24 Aadhi Roti 1957 4 8
25 Laxmi 1957 3 8
26 Naag Mani 1957 3 10
27 Neelophar 1957 3 5
28 Shesh Naag 1957 1 7
29 Raam Laxman 1957 2 8
30 Sant Raghu 1957 2 8
31 Gopichand 1958 1 8
32 Great Show of India 1958 1 7
33 Jang Bahadur 1958 0 8
34 Pati Parmeshwar 1958 1 10
35 Charnon Ki Daasi 1959 0 6
36 Grihlaxmi 1959 2 9
37 Bhakt Raj 1960 2 8
38 Bapu Ne Kaha Thha 1962 1 Not known
39 Hawa Mahal 1962 1 6
40 Kailashpati 1962 3 16
41 Royal Mail 1963 1 6
42 Bhakt Dhruv Kumar 1964 1 9
43 Mata Mahakali 1968 0 8
44 Badmaash 1969 1 4
45 Beti Tumhaare Jaisi 1969 0 Not known
46 Soorya Devta 1969 1 6
47 Takht Aur Talwaar 1970 1 5
48 Mahasati Savitri 1973 0 8
49 Daaku Aur Bhagwaan 1975 0 8
50 Chhoti Bahan 1977 0 6
51 Maa Baap 1979 0 Not known
52 Bhakt Gora Kumbhaar 1980 0 Not known
Total 52 movies 99 377* Number of songs unknown in some movies

As can be seen from the table, Avinash Vyas has composed a little under 400 songs in 52 Hindi movies. Most of these movies have been mythological movies. But “Adhikaar”(1954) is a glorious exception. In this movie, which was a “social” movie and which is already YIPPEED in the blog, Avinash Vyas created some evergreen classics, viz. BA MA PhD , Dil mein hamaare kaun samaaya khud hi samajh lo , Ek dharti hai ek hai gagan ,
Kamaata hoon bahut kuchh and
Maati kahe kumhaar se…maati mein mil jaanaa etc.

Majority of Hindi movies that Avinash Vyas got in Hindi were mythological movies of course. And in these movies, his songs would typically e penned by Bharat Vyas (no relation), Kavi Pradeep etc. “Chakrdhaari”(1954), an archtypically mythological movie had 13 songs in it. This movie too is YIPPEED in the blog. And what songs this movie has ! Baadal ki paalki pe hoke sawaar and Bolo he zameen bolo aasmaan are two of these songs.

As a tribute to Avinash Vyas, here is a song from “Charnon Ki Daasi”(1959). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas, of course.

“Charnon Ki Daasi”(1959) was produced by Beni Talwar and directed by Ramesh Vyas for Chandra Prakash Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Madan Puri, Jagdeesh Sethi, Leela Mishra, Jayshree Gadkar, Nand Kishore, Rooplaxmi, Amirbai Karnataki, Heera, Suryakant, Poonam, Narbada Shankar, Jagdeesh Kanwal etc in it.

This movie had six rare songs in it. It is in the fitness of things that the 100th song of Avinash Vyas in the blog as a music director should be a special song. Only the audio of this “remonstating with the Almighty” genre of 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 song, “Charnon Ki Daasi”(1959) makes its debut in the blog while Avinash Vyas joins the select band of artists who have 100 or more songs in the blog. He becomes the 38th music director and 92nd artist overall to achieve this distinction in the blog.

Knowledgeable readers are requested to point our errors and omissions etc if any in the filmography presented above.


Song-Aaja Re…Dukhiya dharti tujhe pukaare (Charnon Ki Daasi)(1959) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

Aajaa re ae ae
dukhiya dharti tujhe pukaare
o paataal ke waasi
sheshnaag ki shaiyya chhod ke
aaja re ae
aaja re Avinaashi

tum bin meri pooja adhoori
o o
o o o o o o
tum bin meri pooja adhoori
ankhiyaan neer bahaatin
tum bin phool mere murjhaaye
bujhi deep ki baati
rahi adhoori meri aarti
teri ban gayi daasi
aaja o Ghanshyaam tumhaare
pathh mein palak bichhaati
jee na sakegi darshan bin
tere charan kamal ki daasi
sheshnaag ki shaiyya chhod ke
aaja re ae
aaja re Avinaashi

ik din toone Drupad suta ki
laaj ka cheer badhaaya
ik din toone maiyya Ahilya ka
sab paap chhudaaya
jab bhakton ne tujhe bulaaya
nange paaon tu aayaa
aaj meri baari aayi to
kahaan wo roop chhupaaya
jal bin machhli si tadpoon main
log udaayen haansi
sheshnaag ki shaiyya chhod ke
aaja re ae
aaja re Avinaashi

aaj is pukaar pe
jo tu na aayegaa aa
mera kuchh nahin tera naam jaayegaa
aaj bigdi baat jo na tu banaayegaa aa
phir na koi bhakt tere geet gaayegaa aa
aaja re ae
aaja re ae
aaja re ae
aaja re ae
aaja re ae ae ae


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4390 Post No. : 15753

“Laxmi Pooja”(1957) was produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Hemlata Pictures, Bombay. This “bhakti pradhan” (devotional) movie had Nirupa Roy, shahu Modak, Jeewan, Niranjan sharma, Anand Kumar, Babu Raje, Praveen Pal, Indira, Manju, Shree Bhagwan, Sukumar, Rajrani etc in it, with Minu Mumtaz in guest appearance.

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

Here is the second song from “Laxmi Pooja”(1957) to appear in the past. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. The song is penned by Bharat Vyas. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song.


Song-Itni si meri hai pukaar prabhu (Laxmi Pooja)(1957) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrica-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

itni si meri hai pukaar prabhu
itna sa mera kehna
bhagwaan tere bhakton ko jagat mein
padta hai dukh sahna aa aa
itni si meri hai pukaar
sukh dukh se bhara sansaar
yahaan sab hanste huye sahna
jis haal mein raakhe gopal humen
usmein hi magan rehna aa aa
sukh dukh se bhara sansaar

dekh muraari tera pujaari
haare kahin na baazi
dekh muraari tera pujaari
haare kahin na baazi
jismein hai raazi maalik hamaara aa aa
jismein hai raazi maalik hamaara
hum sab usi mein raazi
humen kiska hai darr
humne to teri bhakti ka mukut pahna aa
jis haal mein raakhe gopal
humen usmein hi magan rahna aa aa
sukh dukh se bhara sansaar

duniya ke daata
o re vidhaata
tera vidhaan anoothha
aisa hamaare man ko laga re
tu aaj humse roothha

tera bharosa bhagwan agar kahin satiyon ke man se toota
pooja karega na koi teri
tu jag mein padega jhoothha
aaj koi abla ke bhaag ka
loot raha gehna
jis haal mein raakhe gopal
humen usmein hi magan rahna

bhagwaan tere bhakton ko jagat mein
padta hai dukh sehna


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4304 Post No. : 15570

“Anaarbaala”(1961) was directed by Raja Yagnik for Unity Productions, Bombay. This costume drama movie had Daljeet,, Krishna Kumari, Tiwari, Maruti, Neelofar, Pal Sharma, Babu Raje, Pandit Iqbal, Moni Chatterjee, Kesari, Shree Bhagwan, Jeewan Kala etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Anaarbaala”(1961) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Sudha Malhotra. Ramesh Chandra Pandey is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

Only the audio of this “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Duniya banaane waale achcha yahi hota (Anaarbala)(1961) Singer-Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Ramesh Chandra Pandey, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

duniya banaane waale achcha yahi hota
agar ham gareebon ko banaaya nahin hota
duniya banaane waale achcha yahi hota
agar ham gareebon ko banaaya nahin hota
duniya banaane waale ae ae

ham poochhte hain tera kya
hamne bigaadaa
baste huye is ghar ko kyun
toone ujaada
ham poochhte hain tera kya
hamne bigaadaa
baste huye is ghar ko kyun
toone ujaada
gar jaante hum tujhko
bhi daulat se pyaar hai
to pyaar ka sansaar humne
sajaaya nahin hota
duniya banaane waale achcha yahi hota
agar ham gareebon ko banaaya nahin hota
duniya banaane waale ae ae

putli bana hai tu hi
dhaniyon ke haath ki
ummeed kya karen hum
ab tere saath ki
putli bana hai tu hi
dhaniyon ke haath ki
ummeed kya karen hum
ab tere saath ki
Bhagwaan tujhe aaj bhi
hargiz na bulaate
aawaaz pe dukhiyon ke
jo aaya nahin hota
duniya banaane waale ae ae
duniya banaane waale
ab raham gareebon ko
banaaya nahin hota
achcha yahi hota


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Today’s song is from film ‘Yaadgaar’ (1947). There were two more films with the same title made in 1970 and 1984. Today’s film was made by Hind Pictures, owned by actor, director and producer Nazir Ahmed Khan – also known to be the nth husband of actress Sitara Devi and actress Swarnalata. The film was directed by Nazir himself, who had also acted in it. The other cast was Jyoti, M Ismail, P Kailash, Agha, Tasneem, Cuckoo and many others. Tanvir Naqvi was the lyricist and music director was AR Qureshi.

I started writing on songs and films of yore, since almost end of 2012. Initially, my posts were based on information I had jotted down in my several diaries and notebooks. However, later I realised that I needed more information. After visiting some well known sites, I understood that either their information was incomplete or unreliable. So I decided to add more books to my existing library. At the same time research and thesis papers on old Hindi cinemas and related matters, articles in newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express, Times of India, regional cine magazines in Hindi, Marathi, English and Telugu also came very handy. From the beginning, I made two rules. One, write only what can be defended, if challenged, and two, mention and thank the source if referred to, at the end of the post – if it is something special or unique.

Not only this, but I started preserving useful articles and bits of information on my laptop, divided into two different accounts. In few cases, I just jotted down the relevant URL details and description of type of information that it gives. By now their number has crossed almost 1000. Despite my age, I remember where is what information and I can put my hand on the required information in a few minutes. Sometimes, I find that there is no mention of any source for some information, as that is from an old book without author’s name. In the last 8 years, due to my extensive writings on this and other blogs and sites, I became known and friendly with many like minded scholars and writers. My library started bulging and friendly authors sent copies of their books as gifts to me.

This made my resources rich and luckily I have a knack of picking up the right information from the crowd of my resources at my disposal. Likewise, knowledgeable personalities like Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Rajnikumar Pandya ji, Biren Kothari ji, Shishir Krishna Sharma ji, Yasir Abbasi ji, Harmandir ji, Sanjit Narvekar ji, Amrit Gangar ji and many others on Facebook groups like MN Sardana ji etc help me from time to time. These names are only as examples, but there are many more actually. All this and friendly pressures led me to go for publishing my first book in 2018.

While writing more that 850 articles on old films and related matters, I concentrated only on the prose side of films, i.e. writing mainly about persons involved in films and not so much on the poetry side, i.e. music and songs. However, they can not be separated easily, so while emphasis was on people, but music and song too was base of my writing articles.

During these years, I have come across few personalities in films, who devoted half of their time on films, but achieved peaks in totally different fields too. Such cases are not many, but such people must get highlighted. Some people first shine in other fields and then come to films, but leaving this alluring magic of film life after a successful stint and then following a different life is surely worth praise.

Off hand, I can name a few such persons. One is Shashi Kapoor Sr. He worked as a very successful child artiste in 21 films from 1944 to 1955. While still in great demand, he left films and continued education. He did MSc and LLB here in India, and PhD in USA. He worked as a Professor of Maths in Michigan University for many years. Retired in 1997 and now lives in USA. Another person was SD Batish. After singing 115 songs in 70 films and giving music in 20 films, composing 154 songs, he left films, went to USA. He wrote many books on music and started a music institute to teach hundreds of students.

Similarly, singer Laxmi Shankar sang 27 songs in 18 films, shifted to USA and started a music school. She won many awards there. Lyricist Moti, BA (who was actually an MA) left films after writing 60 songs in 18 films, still in great demand, left films, went to his village in UP and taught in a College.

Ashraf Khan’s case is unique. After a successful career in Hindi films, he left everything and became a Sufi saint. His dargah is situated on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, where every year an Urs is held, to which many artistes from Bollywood go.

Similarly music director GA Chishti aka Babaji, became a faqir after leaving films. Actress of the 1940s, Renuka Devi migrated to Pakistan. She left films and became a social worker for women’s uplift and education in Pakistan. She worked for this, on Radio and TV of Pakistan for 20 years. She also wrote her autobiography,’A Woman of Substance’, which was published by her daughter after Renuka’s death.

Lastly Mukund Rai Trivedi aka Roy of the Roy-Frank pair who gave music to film ‘Gogola’ (1966), left films and returned to family business of mining in MP. He became a billionaire and later an MP in Lok Sabha.

The reason for remembering all this is because the music director of today’s film is AR Qureshi, who too is one who left films after giving music to 42 films, from 1943 to 1958, and became an internationally recognised tabla maestro, winning several awards. Just read his biodata. . .

Ustad Allah Rakha, born as Allah Rakha Khan Qureshi, was born in Jammu and Kashmir on 29-4-1919. He was an Indian tabla player, who popularised the art of tabla playing all over the world. Allah Rakha was born to a soldier, who later returned from the army and worked as a farmer after that to earn his bread and butter. Being the eldest of seven sons, his father did not expect him to learn music and opposed his idea of learning classical music.

Ustad Allah Rakha, as a young boy of 12 years, found the instrument fascinating while visiting his uncle in Gurdaspur. His inclination towards Indian classical music and the performing arts made him run away to Lahore for further learning, as he found little scope of learning the art-form in his home-town. Allah Rakha studied at the Punjab school of classical music (gharana) where he became a student of Ustad Mian Khadarbaksh Pakhawaji (Mian Quader Bakshi). He trained to be a singer under Ustad Ashiq Hussain.

Allah Rakha was also associated with theater as he lived in Pathankot for sometime and worked for a theater company. In 1930, Allah Rakha worked at the radio station in Lahore. According to reports, he moved to Delhi after six years, in 1936, to work with All India Radio. In 1940, he moved to Bombay and worked with Pandit Ravi Shankar and again on All India Radio. He was the station’s first ever tabla solo player then.

After which he even composed music for 42 Hindi films from 1943 to 1958. His first film as a MD was ‘Mahasati Anusuya’ (1943) and the last released film was ‘Idd Ka Chaand’ (1964). He even sang 14 songs in 7 films between 1942 to 1949. He worked mostly in films made by Hind Pictures, Magnet Films, Sunrise Films and Mohan Studios of Dave brothers. Barring 1 or 2 films like ‘Bewafa’ (1952), he got only C grade stunt films or Muslim ibaadati films. He gave music in 3 Punjabi Films ‘Madari’ (1950), ‘Fumman’ (1951), and ‘Jagga’ (1964). He gave background music in ‘Pyar Ki Baatein’ (1951). He acted in ‘Aabida’ (1947). Uma Devi (Tuntun) first sang in ‘Wamiq Azra’ (1946) under AR Qureshi.

Ustad Allah Rakha had established the Alla Rakha Institute of Music in Bombay in 1986 and imparted his knowledge of the instrument to all his disciples in the institute. Allah Rakha and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar brought classical Hindustani music to Western audiences as well. He was honoured with the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India in 1977 for his contributions to elevate the reach of tabla playing as an art form across the globe. Later on, Sangeet Natak Akademi also honoured him.

Ustad Allah Rakha and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar brought classical Hindustani music to Western audiences as well. Their partnership reached legendary heights with performances at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969. The two performed together in a lot many festivals and elevated the respect and popularity of tabla playing as an art form. Other than Pandit Ravi Shankar, he also worked with renowned Kathak dancers like Sitara Devi and Birju Maharaj.

Ustad Allah Rakha found fans not only in India but abroad as well. Reportedly, American percussionist, the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, was his huge fan. Hart always tried to learn from him even from single visits that Ustad used to make to his country. Hart was also quoted saying, “Alla Rakha is the Einstein, the Picasso; he is the highest form of rhythmic development on this planet.”

Other than the Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart, Ustad Allah Rakha inspired George Harrison from The Beatles as well. Both of them performed together for a concert for Bangladesh in 1971. Mickey Hart also collaborated with him for the famous album ‘Rolling Thunder’ in 1972. The picture we have here is of Hell’s Angels member Terry The Tramp with tabla player Ustad Alla Rakha as they were set to perform together at the Monterey International Pop Festival, June 17th, 1967. He had collaborated with many prominent rock groups.

While Ustad used to generally team up with Pandit Ravi Shankar for his performances, he once collaborated with jazz drummer Buddy Rich for an album, ‘Rich à la Rakha’ in 1968. Some of his greatest works have been in the form of albums Improvisations – ‘West Meets East – Album 3’ (with Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin, Jean Pierre Rampel, Martine Gelliot), (on Angel records) (1976), ‘Master Drummers’ with Zakir Hussain (1991), ‘Tabla Duet, Chhanda Dhara’ (1994), ‘Ultimate in Taal-vidya’, (Magnasound/OMI) (1996).

Ustad Allah Rakha had married twice. He was first married to Bavi Begum and had three sons, Zakir Hussain, Fazal Qureshi and Taufiq Qureshi and two daughters Khurshid Aulia née Qureshi and Razia. Razia served him in his later years and was like a constant companion to her father. She died after a routine cataract surgery and Allah Rakha could not cope with the shock of her death and immediately slipped into a coma and passed away within 24 hours on 3-2-2000. Zakir Hussain is one of the most renowned tabla players of India.

Allah Rakha’s son Zakir Hussain grew up to be another legend in the country. Zakir Hussain has also been honoured with the Padma Shri in 1988 and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India. The honour that was bestowed upon his father by the Sangeet Natak Akademi came to him as well in 1990. Hussain has been working in films and on albums in India as well as abroad. Hussain owes his career to his father, who had made sure that he remained focused on this art-form.

Today’s song is sung by AR Qureshi himself. No information is available on this film. With this song, film ‘Yaadgaar’ of 1947, makes its debut on the Blog.

(Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for information on AR Qureshi, some time back)


Song-Kaahe door khada muskaaye (Yaadgaar)(1947) Singer- Alla Rakha Qureshi, Lyricist- Tanvir Naqvi, MD- AR Qureshi

Lyrics

kaahe door khada muskaaye
kaahe door khada muskaaye ae
kaliyon mein sharmaane waale
kaliyon mein sharmaane waale
phoolon ko mahkaane waale
phoolon ko mahkaane waale
kis kaaran ye phool tumhaare
kis kaaran ye phool tumhaare
bina khile murjhaaye
kaahe door khada muskaaye
door khada muskaaye
kaahe door khada muskaaye

kuchh kah le kuchh sun le daata
kuchh kah le kuchh sun le daata
hamre bahre goonge daata
hamre bahre goonge daata
jag mein tere baalak tadpen
jag mein tere baalak tadpen
tujh ko daya na aaye
kaahe tujh ko daya na aaye
kaahe ae ae


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“Badnaam”(1952) was produced by D D Kashyap for Filmistan Limited Bombay. This “social” movie had Shyama, Balraj Sahni, Ulhas, Murad, Prabhu Dayal, Pappu, Narendra Kumar, Sheela, Jankidas, D S panchotiya, Bhujbal singh, Talwar, Shakeel, Mishra, Munna, Helen etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Badnaam”(1952) to o appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Basant Prakash.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowleadgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this melancholic “dukhiyaari naari” song.


Song-O dene waale ye kya diya toone (Badnaam)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Basant Prakash

Lyrics

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o

o o o
o o o
o dene waale ye kya diya toone
do chaar aansu do chaar aahen
o o o o
dene waale

hoke rahi barbaad jawaani
haaye
hoke rahi barbaad jawaani
dil ko mili ik dard nishaani
dil ko mili ik dard nishaani
loot liya taqdeer ne sab kuchh a a
loot liya taqdeer ne sab kuchh
dena chaahe to kyun chaahe
o o o o
o dene waale ye kya diya toone
do chaar aansoo do chaar aahen
o o o o
dene waale

meri mohabbat adhoori kahaani ee
haaye
meri mohabbat adhoori kahaani
khil ki dhhali phool si zindgani
khil ki dhhali phool si zindgani
dukhdon ki nagri gham ka andhera aa aa
dukhdon ki nagri gham ka andhera
laayi kahaan mujhe pyaar ki raahen
o o o o
o dene waale ye kya diya toone
do chaar aansoo do chaar aahen
o o o dene waale
o o o
o o o
o o o


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