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

Blog Day : 3794 Post No. : 14780

Today’s song is from a Mythological film-Waman Avataar-55.

Mythological and religious films have been my favourite Genre for two reasons. One was that, our family had shifted to Banares for about 2 years when my father-a Hindu Mahasabha leader- went underground after the termoil of the killing of Gandhiji, to avoid arrest. Savarkar and his followers were arrested all over India in this connection, as Godse was a Hindu Mahasabha member in his past. In Benares, we stayed very close to Vishwanath Mandir and father gave religious discourses, being a Sanskrit scholar, in that temple. So, from childhood I was exposed to religion and Mythology. Father was arrested anyway and later freed along with Savarkar and others, without any blemish. He left politics and started his legal practice ( he was BA,LLB ) as a criminal lawyer at Hyderabad High Court, as a normal citizen.

A Shiva Temple was built on the land surrounding our Bungalow and every Mahashivratri, there used to be big celebration. Temple was open to all public. This also influenced me greatly. Later, when I studied for my ” Jyotish Praveen” examination ( as a Hobby), I read many Astrological and Religious books.

The second reason was, I liked the magic and trick scenes in these movies and would willingly volunteer to accompany the old and the elderly family members ( a joint family), to such films as their escort, during my school days. These childhood influences cultivated my liking for religious films.

Few years back, I had run a series on this Blog, titled ” Bhajan Mala- The Golden 50s”. Today’s song is from the balance of songs which remained after discussing 12 songs in that series.

Among the many scriptures on Hinduism, I like ‘ Bhagwad geeta’ the most. BHAGVAD GEETA is one of our cultural heritage books.It is a part of Mahabharat and is also a part of Bramhopnishad-which is a scripture on Yogas.

This is a dialogue between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjun. The legend says that when Kauravas and Pandavas stood opposite each others for a war on Kurukshetra, Dhritrashtra,the blind father of Kauravas asked Sanjay-who had the divine power of seeing the war at Kurukshetra- to describe him the war happennings. Sanjay starts and in the course of his reporting,the entire Geeta too is narrated.

Without going into the details further,enough to stress that Lord Shrikrishna explains to Arjuna that,whenever there is a decline of Dharma and righteousness,He takes birth from age to age (sambhavami yuge yuge),to protect the virueous,destroy evil-doers and to reestablish Dharma and righteousness.
This is described in the IV chapter,stanzas 7 and 8 in Bhagvadgeeta thus-

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥
परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥
Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata
Abhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham
Paritranaya sadhunan vinashay cha dushkritam
Dharmasangsthapanarthay sambhabami yuge yuge

The meaning of these two slokas is—
Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata,
And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth ;
For the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers,
For the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age.

This is how Swami Vivekananda himself translated the shlokas-
“Whenever virtue subsides and wickedness prevails, I manifest Myself. To establish virtue, to destroy evil, to save the good, I come from Yuga (age) to Yuga.”

Generally it is found that people respect Religion,but when it comes to even obvious details,they are confused. For example, how many people can tell correctly whether Shri Ram came first or Krishna,on this Earth ? Or, how many people can tell the names of the 10 Avatars of God ? Or how many people know the names of the wives of Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughna-all brothers of Shri Ram ? Or how many can even tell the names of 4 Yugas or 4 Vedas ?

Here are The God’s 10 Avtaars serially-

1. Matsya-(The fish) in Satyayug
2. Koorma-(The Tortoise)-
3. Varah-(The Boar)-
4. Narsimha-(Half Lion-Half man)-
5. Waman-(The Dwarf) in Treta Yug
6.Parshuram-(The warrior saint)-
7. Shri Ram in Dwapar yug
8. Shri krishna in Dwapar Yug
9. Balram ( In North India, Gautam Budha and in Eastern India Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are considered instead of Balram)
10. Kalki (yet to come) in Kali Yug

Actually,one can see the Human Evolution and the history of Human race in these Avtars.I feel that they are indicative of Development of Human Race and their Sociological structure.

The First 4 are the evolution of Life and Humans
Waman is about the Domination of Bramhins.
Parshuram is about the Conflict of the Rulers and the Pontiff.
Shri Rama as the Ideal King,how he should be.
Balrama is to stress importance of Agriculture.
Shri Krishna to teach us how to live Life and finally
Kalki will indicate self-destruction of Human Beings.

This is how I interprete these Avtars. ( By the way, the pairs are Lakshman-Urmila, Bharat-Mandavi and Shatrughna-Shrutikirti. The 4 vedas are Rig-,Saam-,Atarva- and yajur- ved).

When the religion was in danger, Lord Vishnu took the avtaar of Waman. Who was Waman and what did he do ?

Vamana was born to Aditi and Kashyapa. He is the twelfth of the Adityas. Vamana is also the younger brother of Indra.

King Mahabali was a generous man who engaged in severe austerities and penance and won the praise of the world. This praise, from his courtiers and others, led him to think of himself as the greatest person in the world. He believed that he can help any one and can donate whatever they ask. Even though he became benevolent, he became pompous of his activities and forgot that the almighty is above him. Dharma says that one should do his duty and helping others is the duty of a king. Mahabali was a devoted worshiper of the Lord. The story is an ample example that the almighty, the Parabrahma is neutral and unbiased; he only tries to balance nature. He showers his divine light to all, irrespective of what they do.The Bhagwat Puran describes that Vishnu descended as the Vamana avatar to restore the authority of Indra over the heavens, as it had been taken by Mahabali, a benevolent Asur King. Bali was the great grandson of Hiranykashyapu, the grand son of Pralhad and son of Virochana. Waman avatar is the first human form avtar of Vishnu,among the Dashavatars.

Vamana, in the guise of a short Bramhin carrying a wooden umbrella, went to the king to request three paces of land. Mahabali consented, against the warning of his guru, Shukracharya. Vamana then revealed his identity and enlarged to gigantic proportions to stride over the three worlds. He stepped from heaven to earth with the first step, from earth to the netherworld with the second. King Mahabali, unable to fulfill his promise, offered his head for the third. Vamana then placed his foot and gave the king immortality for his humility.

In worshiping Mahabali and his ancestor Prahláda, he conceded sovereignty of Pataal, the netherworld. Some texts also report that Vamana did not step into the netherworld, and instead gave its rule to Bali. In giant form, Vamana is known as Trivikrama.

Just before King Mahabali was pushed out of this earth, he was given permission by Vamana to visit his people once a year. The Onam festival is a celebration of welcoming Mahabali home to his lost kingdom. During this festival, beautiful floral decorations are made in every house and boat races are held throughout Kerala. A twenty-one-course feast is the most important part of the Onam festival.

Mahabali symbolizes ahankar, the three feet symbolizes the three planes of existence (Jagrat, Swapna and Sushupthi) and final step is on his head which elevates from all three states and he attains moksha.

Film Waman Awataar-55 was made by Bombay Film Productions. It was produced by B.C.Patel and Raman B. Desai- who also directed it. The music was by the Mythological film expert, Avinash Vyas, ably assisted by Sanmukh Babu Upadhyay. The cast of the film was Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor,Sapru, Bipin Gupta, Praveen kumar, Jankidas etc etc.

The story of Sanmukh Babu Upadhya, who assisted the MD in this film, is not uncommon in Hindi film industry.

I am sure, not many will be knowing about this composer. He was one of those artistes in the film industry who had immense talent but Luck did not favour them.

Sanmukh Babu Upadhyaya was born on 13-9-1920 in Surat,Gujarat. His father Manibhai and brother Dinanath were Music experts, thus Sanmukh had Music as a tradional asset. Soon he acquired expertise in playing Jaltarang and Violin. Later in his life he became a well known Violin player of Gujarat. In 1940, he met Gujarat’s famous singer Master Vasant ( also from Surat) and he had a chance to play his instruments in the courts of Porbander, Jamnagar, Baroda, Udaipur, Bikaner, Bhopal etc.

In 1942 Sanmukh Babu came to Bombay. He happened to meet Dinkar Rao Amembal, an official in All India Radio,by chance. Sanmukh Babu was taken in A.I.R. services and he served for next 5 years.. He also went to Africa for one year to do stage shows.

After coming back, he joined Avinash Vyas as an assistant in the work of a Gujarati film and later in the famous Hindi film, “Har Har Mahadev”-1950. He was an expert in Jaltarang and Violin. His service at A.I.R. had given him exposure to many famous musicians and this helped him a lot. Next few years he participated in many Ballets and Dance Dramas in Gujarati and Hindi, along with Avinash Vyas.

He got his first break as an independent Music Director of Hindi film “Lalkaar”-56, with the help of Kavi Pradeep .He gave music to 7 Hindi films- Lalkar-56, Amar Singh Rathod-57, Sati Pariksha-57, Naag Padmini-57, Raaj Pratidnya- 58, Amar prem-60 and Hamir Hath-64.

When it became clear that he was getting only C grade films-action or Historicals- and no big banner ever offered him a film,he left film industry. Next few years he devoted his time in Directing Ballets and Dance Dramas in Hindi and Gujarati. He cut several private records of his music. He also gave solo performances of Violin all over the country.

It is unfortunate that his melodious music did not get enough opportunities or recognition, in the changing environment of film music of the 60s and the 70s, but he had no regrets. Sanmukh Babu Upadhyaya died on 24-2-1984, simply adding yet another name to the list of talented but less known composers.

Let us now enjoy the video song from this film.
( The article has used adapted information from” Hindu Dharma”- Prabhakar Shastry, Wikipedia and Harish Raghuwanshi ji. My thanks.)


Song-Aaja re aaja re aaja (Waaman Avtaar)(1955) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, A R Oza, Lyrics -G S Nepali, MD-Avinash Vyas
Chorus

Lyrics

aaja re
aaja re
aaja
bhagwaan teri duniya tujhko
din raat pukaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja
aaja

aaja
bhagwaan tere bin kaun hamen phir paar utaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
aaja
aaja

teri duniya mein dev dukhi hain
raaj nishhaachar karte hain

raaj nishhaachar karte hain
ye ek pita ki santaanen
aapas mein ladte marte hain
aaajaa
bhagwaan tere bin kaun humen phir paar utaare
aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
aaja
aaja
aaja
bhagwaan teri duniya tujhko din raat pukaare
aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja

aaja
aaja
aaja

hai dharm idhar mahaapaap udhar
o naath rahoge kaho kidhar

o naath rahoge kaho kidhar
hai shaanti idhar sangraam udhar
hai bhakti jidhar bhagwaan udhar
aaaajaa
bhagwaan tere bin kaun hamen phir paar utaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
aaja
aaja
aaja
bhagwaan teri duniya tujhko din raat pukaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja
aaja
aaja
aaja

hari uthho
samar ko kamar kaso
devon ka raaj nahin jaaye

devon ka raaj nahin jaaye
bhai bhai mein mel kara do
ghar ki laaj nahin jaaye
aaajaa
bhagwaan tere bin kaun hamen phir paar utaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
aaja
aaja
aaja
bhagwaan teri duniya tujhko din raat pukaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja

sab ke rakhwaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja

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

Blog Day : 3756 Post No. : 14722

Today’s song is from a film called ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ (1956). This is a film in which singer Talat Mahmood acted as a hero opposite heroine Roopmala. Talat Mahmood (24-2-1924 to 9-5-1998) acted in 12 films from 1945 to 1958 and he also did a cameo role, singing a song-“Shukriya Ae Pyaar Tera Shukriya“, of  three and half minutes in film Aaram-1951. In his early career starting in Calcutta, he fell in love with a Bangla actress Latika Mullick. They got married on 20-2-1951. She was converted to Islam and was renamed Nasreen, who bore two children to Talat. As per a book by Manek Premchand, ‘Talat Mahmood – The Velvet Touch’, he sang 777 songs which included Hindi film songs, NFS and unreleased films etc. As per another source he sang 451 Hindi film songs from 259 Hindi films.

Two very good singers – and my favourites – spoiled their singing careers at the cost of fulfilling their misplaced hype of making it as a singing hero, when such times had died down after Saigal. Mukesh ( 22-7-1923 to 27-8-1976 ) acted in 8 films from 1941 to 1956 and sang 928 songs from 538 films, as per one source. I personally feel, the film bug did more damage to Talat than Mukesh. Of course a money-smart Talat made it up with innumerable foreign tours for concerts and singing jaunts with a party made up of musicians, singers and mimicry artistes.

Recently, I received a copy of Talat’s handwritten inland letter, sent to one of my friends in Gujarat, who wanted to arrange his show. As per what Talat wrote on 26-12-1977, his fees was Rs. 12,000/-, plus hotel accommodation for him and others. The troupe, he said, consisted of singers, dancers, musicians and mimicry artistes. One may feel that Rs. 12,000 was too low, but remember, this was 41 years ago, when petrol was less than two rupees per litre. In late 70s, I had rented a two bedroom, 1,000 sq ft flat in prime locality like Andheri in Bombay, for just Rs. 800 pm. Today the same size flat will command a rent of Rs. 40,000 + pm.

Like the values of money and values of life changed in all these years, almost everything has changed nowadays. These changes have not come overnight, but like slow poisoning, the changes took almost 50 to 60 years to show their effect. The second world war and the independence era were the beginning when quantity started overpowering quality. The film industry was also not an exception. How good the acting or the music was, became secondary and how many films, became the testing apparatus to judge the actor or the composer. Thus the simple but the talented artistes fell behind and those who pushed hard or had the right connections (and the luck) went much ahead.

In the field of Music Direction, at least two names come to the mind, who were talented but too simple to last in the neck to neck competition of the film line. One of them was Snehal Bhatkar (the other being, Bharat Bhai’s favourite- Jaidev). He was the MD for the film ‘Diwali Ki Raat’.

White full shirt, ironed white pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi – he could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari’ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented, yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar, as we all know him.

In Hindi film music field there were some talented composers like Ghulam Mohd, Mohd. Shafi, Iqbal Qureshi, Daan singh, C Arjun, Ramlal, Sardar Malik, Ajit Merchant, Jamal Sen, Dattaram, Ganesh, etc. who could never reach the peaks of their careers. They really deserved success and fame, but luck did not favour them. Big banners never approached them and eventually the losers were the music lovers in India. These composers did not know, perhaps, how to sell their art. May be they never wanted to enslave music to gain name and fame, instead they preferred to settle for genuine service to music!

Snehal Bhatkar was one such composer. The maxim of simple living and high thinking never worked in this Mayanagari, but he had no regrets. Till the very end he was contented with whatever God gave him, and whatever name and success he achieved.

He was born into and grew up in a family that was surrounded by traditional devotional music all around. In the lower middle class, the people had their entertainments in singing bhajans and doing keertans in temples en masse.

Vasudev G. Bhatkar was born on 17-7-1919. He knew at least 100 bhajans by heart by the time he was in his 10th class. He was invited to sing in Ganesh Melas and other celebrations and soon became a well-known name in the locality. Because of his singing and skills in playing harmonium and other instruments, he got a job with HMV in Bombay. Here he used to give accompaniment on harmonium to big classical singers. At the same time, taking cognizance of his singing skills, many Marathi bhavgeets and bhajans were recorded by HMV. Some of them are popular in Maharashtra even today.

All this while, Bhatkar was looking for opportunity to compose in films. Sudhir Phadke who also served in HMV and recorded some songs from 1943 to 1945, joined hands with Bhatkar and made a pair – Vasudev-Sudhir. In 1946, they got a film of Baburao Painter – ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’ – for music direction. The problem was that due to his service in HMV, he could not openly work outside. Hence he only gave his name as Vasudev. After this film, the pair separated and Phadke went to give music to films like ‘Gokul’ (1946), ‘Aagey Badho’ (1947), etc. Due to financial constraints Bhatkar was unable to leave his job with HMV.

In 1941, Bhatkar had come to know Kidar Sharma while recording songs for his film ‘Chitralekha’, which he was making for Ranjit Studios. Sharma had just come from Calcutta to establish himself in Bombay. He had a knack of identifying talents. He first gave a chance to Bhatkar to sing some songs with Leela Sawant in his film ‘Kaliyan’ (1944). After ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’, Kidar Sharma gave him his first break as an independent composer in his film ‘Neelkamal’ (1947), where Kidar Sharma launched Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in adult roles as the leading pair. Here Bhatkar used the name B Vasudev. In the subsequent years Bhatkar used different names for different films like VG Bhatkar in ‘Sant Tukram’ (1948), ‘Sati Ahalya’ (1949) and ‘Pagle’ (1950), and Snehal in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948) and ‘Thes’ (1949). After doing ‘The’s and ‘Sati Ahalya’, Bhatkar resigned from HMV.

Snehal Bhatkar and Kidar Sharma were very good friends. Kidar gave him ‘Neki Aur Badi’ in 1949. Meanwhile, Kidar Sharma met Roshan Lal Nagrath in some musical event. Sharma was terribly impressed with Roshan and wanted to give him a break in his film. At that point of time, Kidar had just started work on ‘Neki Aur Badi’. He had a heart to heart talk with Bhatkar and Bhatkar gladly left the film for Roshan. Thus Roshan got his break with ‘Neki aur Badi’. Roshan never forgot Bhatkar’s magnanimity in his life and always respected Bhatkar. In return Kidar Sharma gave ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) to Bhatkar. As he was a free bird now, Bhatkar started using the name SNEHAL BHATKAR  from this film. Snehal was the short form of Snehalata, his daughter.

Snehal Bhatkar did many Marathi films and recorded many bhajans in Marathi, which are ever popular. He did 28 films in Hindi (including one unreleased film in the 1950s) and 12 films in Marathi. Out of 27 released Hindi films, 9 were made by Kidar Sharma.

The song which made Mubarak Begum and Bhatkar famous in India was ‘Kabhi Tanhayion Mein, Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ from the film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961). (This film was was originally named ‘Jawaan Mohabbat’). Actually this song was to be done by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata had already recorded two songs for this film. Due to her extremely busy schedule she was unable to do this song, so she suggested the name of Asha Bhosle. But Kidar Sharma, already upset over Lata’s refusal, opted for Mubarak Begum and the rest, as they say, is history. She imbued a unique character to this song with her special voice.

After 1960, the musical scene in India was undergoing drastic changes and there was no space for composers like Bhatkar, who used minimum orchestra and dwelt upon melody. His films came in long intervals. Even Kidar Sharma left him after ‘Fariyaad’ (1964) only to return in ‘Pehla Qadam’ (1981). Finally Bhatkar did his last Hindi film ‘Sahme Hue Sitare’ (1994), which featured his son Ramesh Bhatkar, who was already a popular hero in Marathi film, stage and TV. This obscure film did nothing good to Bhatkar. After retirement Bhatkar devoted his time for children’s welfare and his original love – Bhajan Mandali singing.

Snehal or Vasudev Gangaram Bhatkar, together with cousin Devji Bhatkar and Panchambuwa Pandurang Shivalkar, was the founder member of ‘Vishwambhar Prasadik Bhajan Mandal’ in Dadar. It is still in operation after 50 years, with new set of singers. Bhatkar was very kind hearted. Every year, during Ganapati festival he used to visit his ancestral village ‘Bhate’ in Ratnagiri district and participate in singing bhajans.

Lata, Talat and Mukesh were his favourite singers. Although Talat has not sung many songs for him, his song “Zindagi Kis Mod Pe Laayee Hamein” from ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ was very popular. When rehearsals for this song were being done, Bhatkar had used only tabla and sitar for the practice session. The producer who chanced upon this rehearsal was so much impressed with this that he insisted recording the song only with minimum instruments. So, this song has only tabla, sitar and another instrument for accompaniment.

Though there were many melodious songs composed by Bhatkar like, Khusro’s “Lakhi Babul More Kaahe Ko Deenha Bides Re” sung soulfully by Mukesh in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948); “Ro-oge Pachhtaoge” by Mukesh and Rajkumari in ‘Thes’ (1949); Lata’s “Chanda Tujhko Laaj Na Aayee” from ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951); Suman Kalyanpur’s “Haal-e-Dil Unko Sunana Tha“- Fariyaad (1964), no other big banner producer opted for Snehal Bhatkar, except Kidar Sharma . May be his compositions were not so simple for common man to hum or sing, although they were quality songs.

Despite several melodious songs Bhatkar was never counted among the first line composers. Kidar Sharma returned to him in 1980, but by that time Snehal Bhatkarwas already on a descending track.

SNEHAL BHATKAR, a talented but sadly not much applauded composer, died peacefully on 29-5-2007 at his Dadar home.

Today’s song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. As far as I know, this is my first song of Mahendra Kapoor. Today’s song was his first solo song of his career. Mahendra Kapoor was among the premier playback singers of the Golden Age of Hindi musical cinema, with hits like “Chalo Ek Baar ” and “Neele Gagan Ke Taley” vaulting him to a level of celebrity rivaling the on-screen actors miming to his vocals. Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar,  Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition in 1957. His victory captured the attention of filmmaker Raja Nawathe, who used him in 1958’s ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. This also caused a controversy, because the contest was for new comers and Mahendra Kapoor had already sung  songs in several films like ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Madhur Milan’ (1955) ‘Lalkar’ (1956) and ‘Heer’ (1956) and also his first solo song in film ‘Diwali Ki Raat (1956). Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc. (beetehuedin.com has all the relevant details on this controversy and the court case etc, in MK’s interview article).

A year later, Kapoor launched into the top ranks of Bollywood singers when composer and musical director Ramchandra Chitalkar tapped him to perform the show stopping “Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi” in the film ‘Navrang’ (1959). Kapoor quickly proved himself a versatile talent even by Bollywood standards, performing in a number of regional Indian languages beyond his native Hindi. Within the sub genre of Marathi language productions, he was renowned as the playback singer of choice for superstar Dada Kondke — and over time his repertoire expanded, becoming virtually synonymous with patriotic anthems when he delivered “Mere Desh Ki Dharthi. . .” in Manoj Kumar’s 1967 film ‘Upkaar’, a rendition that also earned him the Best Male Playback Singer honors from India’s National Film Awards voters.

Kapoor remained a respected and popular figure across his five-decade cinema career, notching additional hits via “Iktara Bole. . .” (from ‘Yaadgaar’, 1970), “Fakira Chal Chala Chal” (from ‘Fakira’, 1976) and “Ab Ke Baras” (from ‘Kranti’, 1981). While his filmography embraces dozens of directors, he enjoyed his most fruitful collaboration with filmmaker BR Chopra, a partnership that extends across productions like 1959’s ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, 1963’s ‘Gumrah’, 1965’s ‘Waqt’, 1969’s ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ and 1973’s ‘Dhund’. From 1980 onward Kapoor appeared largely in small, regional films in the Punjabi and Bhojpuri tongues, and with son Rohan he mounted a series of live tours spanning across India and overseas. His contributions to the Bollywood industry were later recognized via the Indian government’s Padmashri Award as well as the Madhya Pradesh government’s Lata Mangeshkar Award. Poor health plagued Kapoor during the final years of his life, and he suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep on September 27, 2008.

Today’s song is the 7th song from this film, to be discussed here. There are 10 songs in the film as per HFGK, but one Talat song was removed from the film. For this film, Kersi Mistry and Prabhakar Naren were the assistants for Bhatkar. Mistry later claimed that the above song was composed by him.


Song – Tere Dar Ki Bhikmangi Hai Daata Duniya Saari (Diwaali Ki Raat) (1956) Singers – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, Music – Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tere dar ki
bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi maange mahal do-mehle
koi kutiya chhoti
koi maange sona chaandi
koi sookhi roti
re roti
koi maange laal salona
koi maange laal salona
koi sundar naari
maange koi sundar naari
waah re duniya rachne waale
shaan hai teri nyaari
shaan hai teri nyaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon tere pujaari
donon tere pujaari
khel rahe ho khel anokhe
kya samjhe sansaari
kya samjhe sansaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरे दर की
भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई मांगे महल दो-महले
कोई कुटिया छोटी
कोई मांगे सोना चाँदी
कोई सूखी रोटी
रे रोटी
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई सुंदर नारी
मांगे कोई सुंदर नारी
वाह रे दुनिया रचने वाले
शान है तेरी न्यारी
शान है तेरी न्यारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
खेल रहे हो खेल अनोखे
क्या समझे संसारी
क्या समझे संसारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी


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 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.

Blog Day : 3737 Post No. : 14686

Hullo all in Atuldom

11th October. A day when all fans of the star of the millennium go on overdrive to wish him on his blog page, Facebook page, Twitter handle etc. He also has kept pace with these new age phenomena and is very active on these social networking sites, either himself or through his well-paid staff. I am no different, I also wish him on his twitter and blog page (in existence for the last 10 years), and wait for a day in my life when I may get a chance to see him in person- my family thinks I am crazy, never mind that 🙂 . (The closest I have come to standing with him is when I visited Madame Tussauds in London, in 2015). So is the case with our blog, I try to write a post every year for this date.

Happy Birthday to you Dear Amitabh Bachchan.

What do I write about this actor that has not been said before. He is, in absolute sense of the term, not a great actor and its about time we should admit it. But he has a quality called persistence that helped him in the initial stages of his career; when he didn’t give up even after a string of flops before ‘Zanjeer’ (1973) and ‘Deewar’ (1975) happened. He has another quality – eye for detail. I have heard from a friend of mine (she used to be an assistant to Prakash Mehra in the 80s) about how during the filming of ‘Jaadugar’ (1989) he used to check every bit of his costume and take care of continuity from one scene to another. One other quality that he has is valuing time and it has been said by many of his co-stars how they were forced to turn up for shoots on time when Amitabh was their co-actor.

In the recent episode of ‘Rangoli’ on Doordarshan I heard how his style of wrapping a handkerchief around his hand and of pushing his hand into his trouser pockets came about. It is a known fact that Amitabh Bachchan is very accident prone and on Diwali, in 1983 or 84, a sparkler or some firecracker burst in his hand and he had the burn scar for some time (this was widely reported in the newspapers back then), this was also the time when he was shooting for “Inquilaab” and “Shaarabi” and these are the movies where he puts his hand into his trousers. Another example to show that he valued time and didn’t ask for a break in the shoot to recover from the scars.

He has been ever grateful to people who stood by him in his worst times be they producers, directors, actors anyone. I suppose these are some qualities that have helped sustain his charisma all through these 50 years in Bollywood. Wow! 50 years and still active!!

No more from me about my favourite actor.

He made a great team with Manmohan Desai and gave us movies which, though not-entirely logical or believable, were extremely entertaining. If in ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ (1977) Manmohan Desai rescued Amitabh’s mother from the clutches of Jeewan and Ranjeet with the help of a snake, in ‘Mard’ (1985) it was a tiger. In addition, the tiger guides the mother (the eternal ‘Maa’ – Nirupa Roy) towards a waiting boat, pulling her by the ‘pallu’ as if it were a pet dog on a leash. The icing on the cake is the scene when ‘Maa’ bows before the tiger, and it raises its paw to bless her. Man Desai also improved upon Amitabh’s famous ‘Deewar’ scene of remonstrating before the Lord Almighty – he made him sing a song to ‘Maa Sheronwaali’ in ‘Mard’, threatening Her with dire consequences if he cannot or does not meet his mother. And sure enough, by the time the song ends, his mother manages to reach the temple. Thank god for Manmohan Desai’s imagination and Amitabh believing in him.

It is Navaratri time and there is a lot of religious fervour happening all round. In all the states of South India, we have ‘Bomma Kolu‘- Bomma means dolls and Kolu is the artistic arrangement of these on seven tier stands which people display in their homes for nine days, have guests over for haldi-kumkum etc. Western India celebrates the festival with Mata ki Aarti followed by Garba and Dandiya. The festival is called ‘Durga Pooja‘ in Eastern India and there are sarvajanik pandals (temporary worshipping places) where idols of the Mother Goddess with her sons – Ganesh and Kartikeya and other devis – Lakshmi and Saraswati, are installed. And North India has the Navratri with Devi Pooja as well as Ram Leela, the staging of the play based on the life story of Lord Ram. All in all, an enjoyable festival culminating with Dussehra on the 10th day.  Happy Navratri to all.

The song with this post is the Mata ki Bhent (song in worship of the Mother Goddess) that Amitabh sings in ‘Mard’. Playback singer is Shabbir Kumar with Anu Malik being the music director and Indeewar the lyricist.

A few more points about the song – how did anyone allow the tangewala (Amitabh) to light the camphor in his palm? Does lighting the camphor on kumkum covered palm protect the palm from getting burnt? Please note the reaction of the temple pujari (priest) when Amitabh tries to poke himself with the trishul. Is anyone allowed to anoint an idol with blood?

Let us enjoy this masaaledaar song. 🙂

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan.

Song – Maa Sheronwaali O Maa Sheronwaali (Mard) (1985) Singer – Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

o maa sheronwaali
aaaa aaaaa
o maa shaktishaali
aaaa aaaa
maa meri maa se mila de mujhe
mamta ka main waasta doon tujhe
dar se na tere jaaonga khaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
o maa shaktishaali
maa meri maa se mila de mujhe
mamta ka main waasta doon tujhe
dar se na tere jaaonga khaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali

maa chup hai beta rota hai
aisa jag mein kab hota hai
maa chup hai beta rota hai
aisa jag mein kab hota hai
patthar ke mandir mein reh kar
dil bhi kya tera maa ho gaya patthar
dil bhi kya tera maa ho gaya patthar
teri daya ko jaga doonga
ro kar main tujh ko rula doonga
pighalegi kab tu pahaadonwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali

sab ki maata tab tujhe maanu
mera dukh pehchaane to jaanu
sab ki maata tab tujhe maanu
mera dukh pehchaane to jaanu
jo na dikhaayi maa ki surat
utha le jaaoonga main teri murat
utha le jaaoonga main teri murat
sab kuchh hai dhanwaalon ka
nirdhan ke bas maat pita
daulat yeh meri kyun tu ne chhupa li
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali

apne bhakton ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaa
dil ke sachchon ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaaa
tere bachchon ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaaa
na apno ko de ye sazaa
o apne bhakton ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaa
dil ke sachchon ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaaa
tere bachchon ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaaa
na apno ko de ye sazaa
o maa sheronwaali
o maa shaktishaali
trishul tera utha loonga
charanon pe sar ko chadha doonga
rang degi tujhko lahu ki laali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali

doori mita de
maa se mila de
ya meri maa ka roop tu dhar le
roop tu dhar le
roop tu dhar le
oooooo ooooo
oooooo ooooo
oooooo ooooo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ओ माँ॰ ॰ ॰
शेरोंवाली
आsss आssss
ओ माँ॰ ॰ ॰
शक्तिशाली
आsss आssss

माँ मेरी माँ से मिला दे मुझे
ममता का मैं वास्ता दूँ तुझे
दर से ना तेरे जाऊंगा खाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शक्तिशाली
माँ मेरी माँ से मिला दे मुझे
ममता का मैं वास्ता दूँ तुझे
दर से ना तेरे जाऊंगा खाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली

माँ चुप है बेटा रोता है
ऐसा जग में कब होता है
माँ चुप है बेटा रोता है
ऐसा जग में कब होता है
पत्थर के मंदिर में रह कर
दिल भी क्या तेरा माँ हो गया पत्थर
दिल भी क्या तेरा माँ हो गया पत्थर
तेरी दया को जगा दूँगा
रो कर मैं तुझको रुला दूँगा
पिघलेगी कब तू पहाड़ोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली

सब की मात तब तुझे मानूँ
मेरा दुख पहचाने तो जानूँ
सब की मात तब तुझे मानूँ
मेरा दुख पहचाने तो जानूँ
जो ना दिखाई माँ की सूरत
उठा ले जाऊंगा मैं तेरी मूरत
उठा ले जाऊंगा मैं तेरी मूरत
सब कुछ है धनवालों का
निर्धन के बस मात पिता
दौलत ये मेरी क्यों तू ने छुपा ली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली

अपने भक्तों की तुझको कसम
आssss
दिल के सच्चों की तुझको कसम
आssss
तेरे बच्चों की तुझको कसम
आssss
ना अपनों को दे ये सज़ा
ओ अपने भक्तों की तुझको कसम
आssss
दिल के सच्चों की तुझको कसम
आssss
तेरे बच्चों की तुझको कसम
आssss
ना अपनों को दे ये सज़ा
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शक्तिशाली
त्रिशूल तेरा उठा लूँगा
चरणों पे सर को चढ़ा दूँगा
रंग देगी तुझको लहू की लाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली

दूरी मिटा दे
माँ से मिला दे
या मेरी माँ का रूप तू धार ले
रूप तू धार ले
रूप तू धार ले
ओssss ओssssss
ओssss ओssssss
ओssss ओssssss
ओssss ओssssss


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Blog Day : 3660 Post No. : 14527

“Taatar Ka Chor”(1955) was produced by Darshan and directed by Majnu for M P Pictures Bombay. The movie had Shyama, mahipal, Vijaylaxmi, Chandrashekhar, Maruti, Yashodhara Katju, Gope, Sheikh, Indira, Tuntun, Rajan Kapoor, Shetty, Md Ali, Verma, Sattar, Hanuman, Rafiq, Shafi, Ramavtar, Kamal etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Taatar Ka Chor”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

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


Song-Dekh zara gar dekh sake (Taatar Ka Chor)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

dekh zara aa aa
tu dekh zaraaa
dekh zara gar dekh sake
apne bandon ka haal
dekh zara
khuda bane daulat waale
hain inki aaj khudaai
khuda bane daulat waale hain inki aaj khudaai
lut gaye hum kitne muflis ae maalik teri duhaai
hum bhi hain insaan tere
kar itna kabhi khayaaal
dekh zara

aaj khule bazaaron mein insaan bika jaata hai ae
aaj khule bazaaron mein insaan bika jaata hai
tere naam pe aaj tera imaan bika jaata hai
tod saka na tu ye bhi sone chaandi ka jaal
dekh zara

phoonk na den teri duniya ko kahin hamaari aahen aen
phoonk na de teri duniya ko kahin hamaari aahen
noch na len ye chaand sitaare
badh ke hamaari baanhe
ho na jaaye zaat hamaari naam tera paaamaal
dekh zara
tu dekh zara
dekh zara gar dekh sake
apne bandon ka haal
dekh zara


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Blog Day : 3658 Post No. : 14524

“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Eight songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the ninh song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

This is one song from the movie which is not a qawwaali. It is a “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song where Kumkum is seen beseeching the Almighty to save Kamaljeet, as can be guaged from the pocturisation of the song.


Song-Meri bhi laaj rakh le sarkaar e madina(Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, Md-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

maula tere karam ka
jisko mila sahaara
majhdhaar mein bana hai
uske liye kinaara

meri bhi laaj rakh le
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina
meri bhi laaj rakh le
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina
meri bhi laaj rakh le

kashti meri bachaa kar mallah doobta hai
mallaah doobta hai
mere liye koi mere allaah doobta hai
mallah doobta hai
mallah ko bacha le sarkaar e madina
meri hayaat lele
kul kaayanaat le le
mallah ko bacha le
aaka madine vaale
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina


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Blog Day : 3617 Post No. : 14419

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) was directed by I S Johar for Modern Theatre, Bombay. The movie had Ajit, Nalini Jaywant, I S Johar, Kamaljeet, Uday Laxmi, Shanti, Harbans Lal, Saroja, Anil Dutta etc in it.

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) had eleven songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

The song picturisation shows Nalini Jaiwant remonstating with the Almighty- with Lord Krishna to be precise. The picturisation also shows some men listening to the bhajan from outside though they seem to possess far less devotion towards the Almighty than Nalini Jaiwant. 😉


Song-Har baat hai bigdi huyi bhagwaan bana do(Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

har baat hai bigdi hui
bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do

main kya karoon
main kya karoon taqdeer mere saath nahin hai
par tumse na ho aisi koi baat nahin hai
main kya karoon
taqdeer mere saath nahin hai
par tumse na ho aisi koi baat nahin hai
roothhi hui kismat ko meharbaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasan bana do

bhagwaan ho
bhagwaan ho sansaar mein sunte ho sabhi ki
do chaar ghadi mujhko bhi mil jaaye khushi ki
bhagwaan ho
sansaar mein sunte ho sabhi ki
do chaar ghadi mujhko bhi mil jaaye khushi ki
kuchh mere liye jeene ka saamaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do


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Blog Day : 3609 Post No. : 14394

“Durga Pooja”(1962), not to be confused with “Durga Pooja”(1954), was a bhakti pradhan movie which was produced and directed by Adarsh for Adarshlok, Bombay. The movie had Jaimala, Anant Kumar, Hiralal, B M Vyas, Naazi, Mohan Modi, Deepak, Master Raja, Sandeep, Baby Shobha, Champak Lal, Poonam Kapoor, Rehana Zariwala, Lalita etc in it.

The movie had 13 songs in it. Details of songs are not available in HFGK for any of these songs which are all rare songs.

Here is the first song from “Durga Pooja”(1962) to appear in the blog. As mentioned above, singer is not known, but it is clear from the voice that the song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is compose d by Pt Shivram.

Only audio of this song is available. From the lyrics, it can be deduced that a female devotee is praying to goddess Durga requesting her to cause rain to fall on earth where people are suffering from water scarcity. It is the first such song that I am aware of where Goddess Durga is asked for something which is not in her jurisdiction. 🙂 Causing rainfall falls under(pun uninted) Lord Indra, but the devotee is apparently not aware about the distribution of portfolios among various gods and goddesses. 🙂

With this song, “Durga Pooja”(1962) makes its debut in the blog. And rather appropriately, this song makes it to the blog on a day (5 june 2018) which is being observed as “World Environment Day”.


Baadal se jal barsa dharti ki pyaas bujha(Durga Pooja)(1962) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-Shivram

Lyrics

o o o o
neeche to dharti jaley
gagan jaley
bin neer
jagdambe tere bina
kaun hare jag peer
hey ambe jagdambe
hey ambe

baadal se jal barsa
dharti ki pyaas bujha
kaam hai mera
naam hai tera
donon ki baat bana
o o o o
baadal se jal barsa
dharti ki pyaas bujha

pade kaleje pe lahraake
din sab(?) sunsaan
sookhe taal talaiyya saare
gaaye kaun malhaar aar
meghon ko maiyya bula
baadal se jal barsa
kaam hai mera
naam hai tera
donon ki baat bana
o o o
baadal se jal barsa
dharti ki pyaas bujha

aaj laaj tere haat
baat mat jaane de meri
meri baat kya baat to jaayegi meri
paani ke teer chala
baadal se jal barsa
kaam hai mera
naam hai tera
donon ki baat bana
o o o
baadal se jal barsa
dharti ki pyaas bujha

gagan ghata ghan ghor
shor chahoon oar
umad kar baadal aane de
pyaasi dharti ko pila neer
har taal talaiya nadi jheel
saagar bhar jaane de
saagar bhar jaane de
saagar bhar jaane de
hey ambe
jagdambe
hey ambe
jagdambe


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 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.

Blog Day : 3598 Post No. : 14361

Atul ji, in many of his posts presenting Kishore Kumar songs from the eighties has mentioned this, that though the golden era of music was over by the beginning of eighties, still many gem songs also happened to be created in the decade of eighties, and particularly in case of Kishore Kumar songs. And one of the reasons for this may be because Kishore Kumar’s peak period started in 1970 and lasted till his death in 1987.

I am presenting one such song today which is from the 1984 movie ‘Farishta’. Movies by this name have also been released in earlier decades, notably in 1958 and 1968, we had movies with the same title.

This film was Pran Saab’s presentation for his home production Sikand Films (which I was not aware of till writing of this post). It is directed by Sunil Sikand (Pran Saab’s son), who was also the producer and story writer of this movie. He also co-authored the screenplay with Tapan Chakravarty.

The cast of actors includes Ashok Kumar, Kanwaljeet Singh, Master Raju, Ambika Shourie, Danny and Pran. Bharat Bhushan, Azaad and Master Rajiv Bhatia also have supporting roles in this movie. Smita Patil makes a special appearance in this movie. The movie introduced – Shera – a wonder dog in this movie.

(Other credits: Sudesh Iyer was the Chief Assistant Director; David Dhawan was the editor; of this movie; Gyandev Agnihotri wrote the scenario; and the dialogues were written by Pradeep Roy Choudhary. It was passed by Censor Board on 13.10.1983.).

Lyrics for this movie are written by Anand Bakshi and the music is composed by RD Burman. Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Anuradha Paudwal and Master Vivek Bajaj gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

Let us now enjoy today’s song sung by Kishore Kumar which is performed on screen by Pran Saab. Master Raju and others can be seen in the picturization of this song. With this song the movie ‘Farishta’ makes its debut on the blog today.

zamaane mein koyee hamaaraa nahin. . .

Song – Zamaane Mein Koi Hamaara Nahin (Farishta) (1983) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics

zamaane mein koi
hamaara nahin
kisi ka bhi hum ko
sahaara nahin

zamaane mein koi

zamaane mein koi
hamaara nahin ee
kisi ka bhi hum ko
sahaara nahin

naseebon ke kaale
savere to hain
garibon ke ghar mein
andhere to hain
naseebon ke kaale
savere to hain
garibon ke ghar mein
andhere to hain
koi chaand koy sitaaraa nahin
kisi ka bhi hamko
sahaara nahin

sabhi ke liye ek
duniya hai ye
hamaare liye gham ka
dariya hai ye

sabhi ke liye ek
duniya hai ye
hamaare liye gham ka
dariya hai ye
bhanwar hi bhanwar hai ye
kinaara nahin
kisi ka bhi hamko
sahaara nahin

kahin se kisi ne na
awaaz di
rahe chup khuda aur
bhagwaan bhi
kahin se kisi ne na
awaaz di
rahe chup khuda aur
bhagwaan bhi
bhagwaan bhi
kisey hum ne ja kar
pukaara nahin
kisi ka bhi hamko
sahaara nahin
sahaaraa nahin
sahaara nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————
ज़माने में कोई
हमारा नहीं
किसी का भी हमको
सहारा नहीं

ज़माने में कोई

ज़माने में कोई
हमारा नहीं
किसी का भी हमको ओ
सहारा नहीं

नसीबों के काले
सवेरे तो हैं
गरीबों के घर में
अँधेरे तो हैं

नसीबों के काले
सवेरे तो हैं
गरीबों के घर में
अँधेरे तो हैं
कोई चाँद कोई
सितारा नहीं
किसी का भी हमको
सहारा नहीं

सभी के लिए एक
दुनिया हैं ये
हमारे लिए ग़म का
दरिया हैं ये

सभी के लिए एक
दुनिया हैं ये
हमारे लिए ग़म का
दरिया हैं ये
भंवर ही भंवर है ये
किनारा नहीं
किसी का भी हमको
सहारा नहीं

कहीं से किसी ने ना
आवाज़ दी
रहे चुप खुदा और
भगवान् भी

कहीं से किसी ने ना
आवाज़ दी
रहे चुप खुदा और
भगवान् भी
भगवान् भी

किसे हमने जाकर
पुकारा नहीं
किसी का भी हमको
सहारा नहीं
सहारा नहीं
सहारा नहीं

 


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Blog Day : 3502 Post No. : 14070

“Bada Bhai”(1957) was produced and directed by K Amarnath for K Amarnath productions, Bombay. This social movie had Kamini Kaushal Ajeet, Ameeta, Anand Kumar, Kannan, Jayant, Kumkum, Nazeer Hussain, Umesh, Tuntun, Deepak etc in it.

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

Here is the seventh song from “Bada Bhai”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Ehsan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Naashaad.

This song is picturised on Kamini Kaushal who is seen “remonstrating with the Almighty” in front of an idol of Lord Krishn while Ajeet is falling into hard times.


O Bhagwaan O Bhagwaan (Bada Bhai)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-Naashaad

Lyrics

bhagwaan
bhagat bina tu pathar hai bejaan
tu to goonga bahra hai
aur nirdayi hai insaan
bhagwaan
o bhagwaan
o bhagwaan
o bhagwaan
o bhagwaan
kaisi hai teri shaaaan
o bhagwaan
o bhagwaan
kaisi hai teri shaaaan
o bhagwaan

haath ka kangan
haar gale ka
mujhse chheena jaaye
bol arre o nyaay ki moorat
kaisa ye anyaay
maang rahi hoon janam janam ki
maang rahi hoon janam janam ki
pooja ka vardaaaan
o bhagwaan
o bhagwaan
kaisi hai teri shaaaan
o bhagwaan

ghar ke diye se ghar ko jalaaye
jag ki ulti chaal
phool samajh kar jisko paalen
?? kare paamaal
hari bhari phulwaari man ki
hari bhari phulwaari man ki
kyun kar di sunsaaaan
o bhagwaan
o bhagwaan
kaisi hai teri shaaaan
o bhagwaan

band huyin jeevan ki raahen
ujad chala sansaar
apne man par bas nahin chalta
tujh pe kya adhikaar
tu bhi aaj paraaya ban kar
tu bhi aaj paraaya ban kar
hansta hai bhagwaaaan
o bhagwaan
o bhagwaan
kaisi hai teri shaaaan
o bhagwaan
bhagwaan
bhagwaan


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Blog Day : 3467 Post No. : 13914

“Kaise Kahoon”(1945) was directed by Moti B Gidwani for Pancholi Art Pictures, Lahore. The movie had Raagini, Jageerdaar, Akhtar, Najam, G N Butt, Durga Mota etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Kaise Kahoon”(1945) to appear in the blog.

HFGK is silent about the singer of the movie. The uploader of the song (our own Mr Sadanand Kamath) mentions Zeenat Begam as the singer.

Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Amarnath.

Ony 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-Toote huye do dil tere darbaar mein aaye (Kaise Kahoon)(1945) Singer-Zeenat Begam, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Pt Amarnath

Lyrics

toote huye do dil
toote huye do dil
tere darbaar mein aaye
bhagwaan
bhagwaan inhen kaun milaaye
ae ae
kaun milaaye
toote huye do dil
tere darbaar mein aaye
bhagwaan
bhagwaan inhen kaun milaaye
ae ae
kaun milaaye
toote huye do dil

ek baag ke do phoolon ko
toofaan ne ghera
aakaash ke do taaron pe
chhaaya hai andhera
ek baag ke do phoolon ko
toofaan ne ghera
aakaash ke do taaron pe
chhaaya hai andhera
ab raah inhen
ab raah inhen kaun dikhaaye ae ae
toote huye do dil
toote huye do dil
tere darbaar mein aaye
bhagwaan
bhagwaan inhen kaun milaaye
ae ae
kaun milaaye
toote huye do dil

do phool jo hanste thhe
wo ab rone lage hain
do phool jo hanste thhe
wo ab rone lage hain
do haath mile
milke juda hone lage hain
do haath mile
milke juda hone lage hain
bhagwaan inhen
bhagwaan inhen kaun milaaye ae ae
toote huye do dil
toote huye do dil
tere darbaar mein aaye
bhagwaan
bhagwaan inhen kaun milaaye
ae ae
kaun milaaye
toote huye do dil

in aankhon mein kal pyaar thha
aaj hai paani
patthar ka bhi dil mom hua
sun ke kahaani
jin aankhon mein kal pyaar thha
aaj hai paani
patthar ka bhi dil mom hua
sun ke kahaani
bhagwaan tujhe
bhagwaan tujhe raham na aaye
toote huye do dil
toote huye do dil
tere darbaar mein aaye
bhagwaan
bhagwaan inhen kaun milaaye


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