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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Sajjaad Hussain – a name that invokes a feeling of rare and precious stones. Treasures that are scarce, and extremely hard to come by. Treasures that are small in numbers to start with anyway. And treasures that are extremely valuable, like diamonds of unusual and endearing qualities. Diamonds imbued with qualities that invoke surprise in how the emotions blend with the words, that blend into the music, that is breathtaking at times. Treasures always number very few. Songs composed by Sajjaad Sb are such precious treasures, discoveries of the remaining few of which is always a titillating celebration for the aficionados.

Celebrating the centenary of birth today (15th June, 2017) of this unsung and at most times ignored genius. Genius who was steadfast in his execution, and a sophist in how the singers would render to his expectations. He was a self taught perfectionist who knew the value and uniqueness of his innovative creations, who did not follow rules for combining sounds and instrumentation. Recognition that came was sporadic, sometimes reflective of his eccentric relationships. And the lack of that response and accolades from his peers is what accentuated his cynicism – a gifted artist driven to isolation, for the lack of considerate acknowledgement.

I borrow from myself, as I revisit one of my earlier articles on Sajjaad Sb – “Jam Jam Rahe Meharbaan”, published exactly four years ago as of today, and include the following paragraphs.

Sajjaad Hussain – the enigmatic genius of the industry. A self trained composer par excellence, for whom the venerated Anil Biswas has used the epithet of the “only original composer” in Hindi films. An artist whose composition have the capacity to surprise you and confound you at the same time. No other music director comes even close to creating the fusion of the spoken sound and the music so seamlessly and so beautifully, and one is left wondering at the depth of this genius as he will move from one arrangement to another one, as the song moves from one antaraa to the next one.

Sajjaad Hussain – a name that many from even the same generation are unfamiliar with. A misfortune, I would say, to have lived in the same era and yet to have remained bereft of the astonishing musical creations, to have missed the experience of the ethereal modulations whose effects on the listener’s mind is both inexplicable and difficult to articulate. No doubt there are films like ‘1857’ (1946), ‘Khel’ (1950), ‘Sangdil’ (1952) and ‘Rustam Sohrab’ (1963), that many a mind would jump at recognition. But then what of the films like ‘Dost’ (1944), ‘Dharm’ (1945), ‘Tilasmi Duniya’(1946), ‘Kasam’ (1947), and ‘Sainyaan’ (1951). The films that are treasure houses of unparalleled and peerless melodies that will capture the senses and take the listener to unfathomable depths of emotions, and it becomes difficult to extricate oneself from the intricate extant of “Na Kehne Mein Dil Na Bas Mein Jawaani, Magar Dil Ki Mushqil Badi Hi Suhaani”. Or to draw oneself up from the depths of despair ensconced in “Ab Hain Khizaan Ki God Mein Roti Huyi Jawaaniaan”.

For those who savor this niche, the enchantment of “Ashqon Ka Ik Dariyaa Bahaa, Pyaasa Thha Dil Pyaasa Rahaa” simply does not go away. Neither does the dazzling incandescence of “Bujhaa Do Bujhaa Do, Bujhaa Do Sitaaron Ki Shammen Bujhaa Do” ever fail to illumine the deep gorges of the heart.

Since morning today, there are general and specific reminders and requests on Whatsapp; eventually it was an email by Atul ji that caught my eye when I opened my email box in the morning. Is there another gem from this peerless music director still awaiting and available? was the query. In a scramble, I started to search different places in my collection, and comparing with the list of posted articles. I was not sure whether there still would be one available. Around 2 pm I was in a position to reply to Atul ji that yes, I do have an un-posted song by him and that the post is now under preparation. 🙂

‘Dharam’ is a film from 1945, which carries 7 songs, all composed by Sajjaad Sb. So far we have been able to locate and post three of them. The fourth one comes online today. That leaves three more songs of this film to be posted. The good news is that for this film, all seven songs have been released on 78 rpm records, and their serial nos. are available. And the bad news – well, as far as my search and my enquiries have gone, the remaining three are yet to be traced anywhere in the public domain. Since the serial nos. exist, it is almost certain that they must be sitting in some private collections somewhere. More effort will be required to track them and get them.

The film is produced by Star Productions, Bombay, and is directed by Ramneek Desai. The songwriters are Baalam and Shewan Rizvi; however we do not yet have the specific information about lyricist for individual songs. The star cast of this film includes G Muhammad, Kumar, Premi, Ratan Bai, Leela Pandey, Madhuri, Maya Devi, Jamshed Ji, Ismail, Billimoria.

The singing credits, as per Geet Kosh, are Naseem Banu and Ratanbai. The available recording is not very clear. We have to strain to make out two voices, however there definitely are a few singing lines wherein one can clearly make out two voices singing together. I have made an attempt to color code lyrics, as per my comprehension, but I know it will not be accurate. I request other readers and friends to please help to make any corrections to the color coding of lyrics.

And so the celebration stands today. Birth centenary of Sajjaad Sb, and a very rare gem of a song composed by him is brought online. Memories are forever, the treasures of legacies are everlasting. So long as the sounds of these melodies continue to be heard. . .

Song – Chali Pawan Purvaai, Chali Pawan (Dharam) (1945) Singers – Naseem Banu, Ratanbai, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Sajjaad Husain
Naseem Banu + Ratanbai

Lyrics

chali pawa. . .nn

chali pawa. . .nn
chali pawan
chali pawan purvaai
chali pawan
chali pawan purvaai
chali pawan

prem mein sapne lagey chamakne
prem mein sapne lagey chamakne
asha deepak (aise)(?) chhalakne. . .
asha deepak (aise)(?) chhalakne
kismet parwaane ki chamka. . .aai
chali pawa. . .nn
chali pawan
chali pawan purvaai
chali pawan
chali pawan purvaai
chali pawan

nadi kinaare. . .
prem pukaare
nadi kinaare
prem pukaare
o matwaare
nadi ki dhaaren
o matwaare
nadi kinaare
chala ye kis ki kismet mein
chala ye kis ki kismet mein
dagmag naiyya kaun hai waali
chali pawa. . .nn
chali pawa. . .nn
chali pawan
chali pawan purvaai
chali pawan
chali pawan purvaai
chali pawan..nn..nn

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चली पवन॰॰नन

चली पवन॰॰नन

चली पवन
चली पावन पुरवाई
चली पवन
चली पावन पुरवाई
चली पवन

प्रेम में सपने लगे चमकने
प्रेम में सपने लगे चमकने
आशा दीपक (ऐसे)(?) छलकने॰ ॰ ॰
आशा दीपक (ऐसे)(?) छलकने
क़िस्मत परवाने की चमका॰॰ई
चली पवन॰॰नन
चली पवन
चली पावन पुरवाई
चली पवन
चली पावन पुरवाई
चली पवन

नदी किनारे॰ ॰ ॰
प्रेम पुकारे
नदी किनारे
प्रेम पुकारे
ओ मतवारे
नदी की धारें
ओ मतवारे
नदी किनारे
चला ये किसकी क़िस्मत में
चला ये किसकी क़िस्मत में
डगमग नैय्या कौन है वाली
चली पवन॰॰नन
चली पवन॰॰नन
चली पवन
चली पावन पुरवाई
चली पवन
चली पावन पुरवाई
चली पवन॰॰नन॰॰नन

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“Do Bhai”(1961) was directed by Vishram Bedekar for All India Pictures. The movie had Abhi Bhattacharya, Shakila, Anil Kumar, Helen, Sulochana, Daisy Irani, Manorama, Rajan Haksar, Indira Bansal, Durga Khote, Om Prakash etc in it.

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

Here is the fifth song from “Do Bhai”(1961) to appear in the blog. This song is a “Ganga Maiyya” devotional song which is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

I am unable to identify the actress playing the female devotee who lip syncs this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her. I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable in the lyrics.


Song-Har har gange har har bol(Do Bhai)(1961) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-N Datta
Chorus

Lyrics

aaa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
janam janam ke dhole chole
paap ki gathhri khol re
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol

sant mahant vairaagi gyaani
sheesh nawaayen saare praani
braamha vishnu shiv is jal mein
gyaan ke moti rol (?)
gyaan ke moti rol (?)re
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
janam janam ke dhole chole
paap ki gathhri khol re
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol

ganga maiyya sabko taare
ganga maiyya sabko taare
lok bane parlok sudhaare
lok bane parlok sudhaare
jo bhi har har gange bole ae
paaye phal anmol
paaye phal anmol

sradhhha ke man deep jalaaye
ujjwal dhaara bahti jaaye
apni apni dhun mein gaayen
shankh manjeere dhol
shankh manjeere dhol re
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol

janam janam ke dhole chole
paap ki gathhri khol re
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol

har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol
har har gange
har har bol


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“Dil”(1946) was directed by S F Hasnain for Fazlli brothers, Bombay.. The movie had Noorjahaan, Abdul Latif, Baby Zubaida, Amina, A M Khan, Kamal, Geeta Bose, Ghory, Bhudo Advani, Anwari, Razi, Anees etc in it. etc in it.
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“Surang”(1953) was produced and directed by V Shantaram for Rajkamal kala Mandir. The movie had Ulhas, Shashikala, Vinod Kumar, K. Date, Vikas, Sheila Ramani, Chandrashekhar, Joginder etc in it.
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“Rajhath”(1956) was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Pradeep Kumar, Madhubala, Murad, Ulhas, Kammo etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 28
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It was a dark and stormy night.

OK, okay, I am just making it up.  It was not a dark and stormy night.  Delhi is well lighted in the nights these days, so it is hard to come by a dark night unless it is a power failure on a moonless night.  Plus being the month of November, and the onset of winters, no storms are likely.  Ah but how I wish I could start the story with this line. 😉
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“Sohni Mahiwal” (1946) was directed by Ishwarlal and Ravindra Jaikar for Jayant Desai Productions, Bombay. The movie had Ishwarlal, Begam Para, Mubarak, Dixit, Revashankar, Saeed ahmad, Dharpure, Bibibai, Shobha, Nafees Begam, Kesarbai etc in it.
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“Baabul” (1950) was a Sunny Art Production movie. It was produced and directed by S U Sunny. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Munawwar Sultana, Nargis, Amar, A. Shah, Jankidas, H. Pahari, Vinod, Ismail, Nawab Premi, Jugnu, Chandabala, Seema, Meher, Rajbala, Khursheed, Uma Devi (Tun Tun) etc in it.
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The article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Remembering IS Johar on the anniversary of his passing away on 10th March.

I S Johar, the redoubtable and simply irrepressible personality of the Hindi cinema world is well known for his versatility, his topicality, and his penchant for being in the news for a variety of reasons. Whether it be multiple marriages or open support for male sterilization, he was a strongly opinionated person, with emphatic views, and yet and aloof and a suave demeanor. He is also known to be a very well read person, and his ‘Question Box’ in the magazine Filmfare, was popular for many years.
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The pair of Rajesh Khanna- Mumtaz gave us some unforgettable duets from late 1960s to mid 1970s. These songs are some of the most loved songs of all time.
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