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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.

Blog Day :

4976 Post No. : 16852

‘Meharbaan’ was directed by A Bhim Singh for AVM, Madras’. It was produced by AV Meiyappan.

It had Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Mehmood, Sudesh Kumar, Bhalla, Shaymlal, Jankidas, Umesh Sharma, Ramavtaar, Rajkishore, Mukri, Sulochana, Shashikala, Shyama, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Deo, Ashim Kumar, Kumari Padma, Master Levi, Jayanthi, Bharathi and others.

‘Meharbaan’ had seven songs that were written by Rajinder Krishan. Following is the list of songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970).

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Mera Gadhaa Gadhon Ka Leader Mohd Rafi, Mehmood 09.12.2016
02 Aayega Aayega Ik Chhail Chhabilaa Aayega Mohd Rafi
03 Ik Raaja Ki Sun Lo Kahaani Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi 06.06.2021
04 Saawan Ki Raat Kaari Kaari Asha Bhonsle
05 Ae Mere Dost Ae Mere Humdum  Mohd Rafi 21.01.2013
06 Saari Duniya Mein Dekhe Hain Do Anpadh Naadaan Lata Mangeshkar
07 Ik Raaja Ki Sun Lo Kahaani Mohd Rafi 06.06.2021

This movie made its debut on the blog on 21.01.2013 with its song “Ae Mere Dost Ae Mere Humdum” which I had myself shared then as a ‘lyrics contributor’ on the blog. This song is a solo song by Rafi Saab. The second song from this movie, “Mera Gadhaa Gadhon Ka Leader“,  which appeared on the blog was sung by Rafi Saab and Mehmood. This song was posted on 09.12.2016 which is almost after a gap of four years.

The most beautiful and well known song from this movie ” Ik Raaja Ki Sun Lo Kahaani“, a multiple version song – one duet and other solo – was posted on the blog on 06.06.2021 and that was almost after a gap of four and half years from the second song posted on the blog.

I had read about this movie (‘Meharbaan’) earlier when the movie ‘Swarg’ (1990) was released. I had watched ‘Swarg’ then for Rajesh Khanna.

So the name of this movie ‘Meharbaan’ had in my memory since then. When I became associated with this blog, I was under the impression that the songs from this movie should be already there. However, I was in for a surprise when I realized that none of the songs from this movie ‘Meharbaan’ were posted on the blog. I listened to the songs from this movie and noted down the lyrics of all the songs then itself in 2013. This movie will be completing its ten-year run on the blog.

All the songs of ‘Meharbaan’ are composed by the legendary music director Ravi Shankar Sharma known to us as Ravi. Today 3rd March, 2022 is the ninety-sixth birth anniversary of music director Ravi (3 March 1926 – 7 March 2012). On this occasion let us listen to this composition of Ravi. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle. This song, a semi classical song is the only song that Asha Bhonsle sung in this movie.

Only audio of the today’s song is available. (This was the case even then in 2013) I think this song may not have been included in the movie. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this song and today’s movie.


Song – Saawan Ki Raat Kaari Kaari (Meharbaan) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – Ravi

Lyrics

saawan ki raat kaari kaari
saawan ki raat kaari kaari
jiyara sataaye morey piyara na aaye
haaye baat takat main to
haari haari haari
saawan ki raat kaari kaari
saawan ki raat kaari

baahar barsat badra pal pal
aur idhar ankhiyan mein jal thhal
baahar barsat badra pal pal
aur idhar ankhiyan me jal thhal
main wo abhaagan radha
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
main wo abhaagan radha jiske
roothh gaye baanwaari
ee ee ee
saawan ki raat kaari
kaari
saawan ki raat kaari

naina jitna neer bahaaye
aur bhi man ki agan bhadkaaye
naina jitna neer bahaaye
aur bhi man ki agan bhadkaaye
saawan se keh do ab jaaye
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
saawan se
saawan se
saawan se keh do ab jaaye
raakh bhayi phulwaari ee ee
saawan ki raat kaari kaari
saawan ki raat kaaaaaari
saawan ki raat kaaaaari
saawan ki raat kaaaari
saawan ki raat kaari
raat kaari
raat kaaaaari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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सावन की रात कारी कारी
सावन की रात कारी कारी
जियरा सताये मोरे पियरा ना आए
हाए बाट तकत मैं तो
हारी हारी हारी
सावन की रात कारी कारी
सावन की रात कारी

बाहर बरसत बदरा पल पल
और इधर अखियों में जल थल
बाहर बरसत बदरा पल पल
और इधर अखियों में जल थल
मैं वो अभागन राधा
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ
मैं वो अभागन राधा
जिसके रूठ गए बनवारी॰ ॰ ॰
सावन की रात कारी
कारी
सावन की रात कारी

नैना जितना नीर बहाये
और भी मन की अगन भड़काए
नैना जितना नीर बहाये
और भी मन की अगन भड़काए
सावन से कह दो अब जाये
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
सावन से
सावन से
सावन से कह दो अब जाये
राख़ भई फुलवारी॰ ॰ ॰
सावन की रात कारी कारी
सावन की रात का॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰री
सावन की रात का॰॰आ॰॰री
सावन की रात का॰॰॰री
सावन की रात कारी
रात का॰॰॰री
रात का॰॰आ॰॰री


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Blog Day :

4931 Post No. : 16773

“Kurbaani”(1943) was directed by Ram Daryani for Murli Movietone, Bombay. This obscure “social” movie had Durga Khote, Ishwarlal, Vasanti, Kaushalya, Gulab, Kamla, Gope, Majid, Sheikh, Dharpure etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it.

One song from “Kurbaani”(1943) has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Kurbaani”(1943) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kaushalya and Ishwarlal. Wali Sahab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khemchand Prakash.

Only the audio of this song is available. Seeing that the singers of this song acted in the movie as well, one can assume that the song was picturised on Kaushalya and Ishwarlal themselves.

Like the first song from the movie, this song too is a delightful song to listen to. This song has retained its freshness even today nearly 80 years after the song was created. Clearly a song that deserves to be better known among music lovers.


Song-Aao aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun (Kurbaani)(1943) Singers-Kaushalya, Ishwarlal, Lyrics-Wali Sahab, MD-Khemchand Prakash
Both

Lyrics

aao
aao
aao
aao aao
aao aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun
aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun
saawan saawan manaao
saawan saawan manaao
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun

kaajal ki dori ka jhoola banaa ke
kaajal ki dori ka jhoola banaa ke
nainon ki putli mein tohe bithha ke
nainon ki putli mein tohe bithha ke
aasha ki duniya basaaun
aasha ki duniya basaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun
aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun
jhoolo to main baanh ka jhoola banaaun
jhoolo to main baanh ka jhoola banaaun

tumhen is naye jhoolne mein bithhaaun
tumhen is naye jhuoolne mein bithhaaun

udhar gaao tum
main idhar gungunaaun
udhar gaao tum
main idhar gungunaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
aao
aao
aao
aao aao
aao aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun
aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun

saawan saawan manaaun
saawan saawan manaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
tohe jhoola jhulaaun
aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun
aao sajan tohe jhoola jhulaaun


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Blog Day :

4866 Post No. : 16657

“Chunariya”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldeep Pictures, Bombay. Mulkraj Bhakri had written the story, dialogues, screen-play and lyrics. For all practical purposes, Mulkraj Bhakri was the producer of the movie as well, though Kuldeep Sehgal was credited as producer and Lekhraj Bhakri as production controller. Almost all persons involved in the making of this movie were displaced from Lahore during partition and this movie was their attempt to establish themselves in Bombay fil industry.

This movie had Wasti, Manorama, Pran, Randhira, Cuckoo, Narbada Shanker, Sofia, Chaand Burke,Ramesh, Sarita, Baij Sharma, Shrimati Motipal,Krishn Duggal, Menhdi Raza Raja etc in it.

The movie turned out to be a hit and that went a long way in establishing the persons in Bombay film industry.

The movie had ten songs in it. Nine songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Date of posting Singer(s)
Sab kuchh lutaayaa hamne aakar teri gali mein 2 April 2011 Rafi
Aankh meri lad gayi re lad gayi 21 December 2011 Lata Mangeshkar, Indra Goyal
O motor waale babu 23 December 2011 Geeta Dutt
Dil e naashaad ko jeene ki hasrat ho gayee tumse 1 September 2012 Lata Mangeshkar
Tera kaanton se pyaar 4 February 2013 Geeta Dutt, Rafi
O koi nain mila ke chala gaya 3 April 2017 Geeta Dutt
Hansi le ke aaye thhe ro kar chale 3 August 2017 S D Batish
Tere milne ko jee dhadke 2 May 2018 Geeta Dutt
Daaman se bandh gayi choli re 11 September 2021 Geeta Dutt

One can notice that as many as five singers were used in the nine songs that have been covered so far. The singers were strugglers at that time. This movie saw Lata Mangeshkar singing a ghazal for the first time in Hindi movies. The Rafi Geeta Dutt duet in this movie is the oldest Rafi Geeta Dutt duet in Hindi movies that is available. Lata Mangeshkar had sung only one duet with a male singer till 1947. This year, she sang eight such duets. Her duet with Indra Goyal was her only duet with that singer.

The tenth and final song from the movie is a rare song. It would appear that very few people have actually listened to this song. HFGK mentions this song as “saawan aaya-3 re jaage more bhaag sakhi re”. The words “Saawan aaya” appear in the movie only towards the end of the song. “Jaage mora bhaag sakhi re” is not at all there. Instead, we find the opposite words, viz “Soye mora bhaag saki ree” in the song. 🙂

Listening to the song, one would classify it as a Geeta Dutt solo with chorus towards the end. But, HFGK mentions this song as sung by Geeta Dutt, Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle. HFGK also mention this song as the first Hindi film song sung by Asha Bhonsle.

If Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle have sung in this song, then that would be in the last stanza that is sung by chorus though personally I could not detect the individual voices of Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle. People with better hearing abilities may be able to detect their voices.

Nevertheless, this rare song does have the distinction of being the first Hindi movie song with Asha Bhonsle’s voice in it.

With this rare and special song, all the songs of “Chunariya”(1948)have now been covered and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Soye more bhaag sakhi ree Saawaan aaya re (Chunariya)(1948) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Asha Bhonsle
Geeta Dutt + Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics

o o o
o o o o

bhanwar padi hai mori naiyya
bhanwar padi hai mori naiyya
roothh gaya
roothh gaya
roothh gaya hai hamse khewaiyya
roothh gaya hai hamse khewaiyya
na mora baabul
na mora bhaiyya
na mora bhaiyya

saawan sakhi ree main kaise gaaun
kisko dil ka haal sunaaoon
haal sunaaoon oon oon
saawan sakhi ree main kaise gaaun
kisko dil ka haal sunaaun
haal sunaaoon oon oon

naa gaa ree sakhi
naa gaa ree sakhi
ye saawan ka raag

em>more man mein laage aag sakhi
more man mein laage aag
more man mein laage aag sakhi
more man mein laage aag

soye more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re
soye more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re

saawan aaya saawan aaya
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya saawan aaya
saawan aaya re

jaage more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re


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 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 :

4818 Post No. : 16590

Today 26th September’2021 is the thirty-secondth Remembrance Anniversary of Legendary Singer and Music Director of yesteryears Hemant Kumar.

Hemant Kumar Mukhopadhyay was born on 16th June 1920 at Benaras, Benaras State under British India.

He passed away on 26th September 1989 at the age of sixty-nine.

As a fan of Hemant Kumar’s voice, I had always liked his singing and his compositions that he has given us in the Hindi Film Music. He also sang in many regional languages including my mother tongue – ‘Marathi’. Ravindra Sangeet sung by him in ‘Bengali language’ is an immortal gift he left for all music connoisseurs.

Here, I am not going to mention his long list of achievements and the various awards and felicitations he received in his career in Music.

Today, as a tribute to him on his ‘Remembrance Day’ I would like to present a song from the 1966 movie – ‘Biwi Aur Makaan’. I had noted this song long back i.e., in 2013 however it still remained to be posted. Later, I tried to get it posted on anniversary of Gulzar and Hemant Kumar, but it could not succeed.

It is a ‘saawan song’ and though the ‘saawan’ month is behind us by now, we still have ‘showers’ continuing in some parts. This song will join the ‘saawan song’ club where we have more than hundred songs already posted.

I became aware of today’s song long back when I was in my ‘teens’. I think I listened to it for the first time on ‘All India Radio’ Urdu service program. After that when I started collecting music ‘cassettes’ I got this song in the ‘Vintage Favorites – Hemant Kumar’ brought by HMV in 1986. I have earlier given the details of other songs in this compilation in my post on the blog.

‘Biwi Aur Makaan-1966’ was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for ‘Geetanjali Pictures, Bombay’.
It had Vishwajeet, Kalpana, Mehmood, Shabnam, Ashish Kumar, Padma Devi, Bipin Gupta, Badri Prasad, Kanu Roy, Sarita Devi, Keshto Mukherjee, Ajit Chatterjee, Moni Chatterjee, Brahm Bharadwaj and many others.

This movie had ten songs written by Gulzar and composed by Hemant Kumar.

Here is the list of these nine songs of ‘Biwi Aur Makaan-1966’.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Khul simsim khullam khulaa Bula, Manna Dey Hemant Kumar
02 Yaar Kishan yah had ho gayi hai…jab dosti hoti hai to Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, Balbir, Ghulam Muhammad
03 Rehne ko ghar do, chhat pe ho farsh yaa farsh pe chhat ho Manna Dey
04 Duniya mein do sayaane Jayant Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, chorus
05 Nahin hota suno aur … jab sanam Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar
06 Dabe labon se kabhi jo koyi salaam le le Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar 23.06.2009
07 Kitni anjaan sooratein lekar… jaane kahaan dekha hai Mohd Rafi 02.06.2014
08 Saawan mein barkha sataaye Hemant Kumar
09 Mujhko mohabbat ho gayi hai Joginder, Talat Mehmood, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar 22.12.2016
10 Aise daaton mein ungli dabaao nahin Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle 18.08.2021

From the table given above, we can see that so far only fours songs of this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song will be the fifth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

The movie which started its journey on 23.06.2009, already having’ a long run on the blog, seems to be taking another ‘marathon run’ to cover all of its songs on the blog 😊

Let us now enjoy today’s song composed and sung by Hemant Kumar. Lyrics are by Gulzar …

I hope readers will enjoy this song as I did …


Song-Saawan mein barkha sataaye (Biwi Aur Makaan)(1966) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

saawan mein ae ae
barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse
ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse
ae ae ae
tere liye ae man tarse ae

tu hi bataade saawan
samajh na aaye
agan lagaaye kahin
agan bujhaaye

tu hi bataade saawan
samajh na aaye
agan lagaaye kahin
agan bujhaaye
barkhaa raseeli jaise teri hansi ho
hans de zaraa ras barse ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae
tere liye man tarse
saawan mein barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse ae ae
tere liye ae man tarse

aaj to barasne de
inn baadlon ko o
gori mili hai koyi in saanwlon ko
aaj to barasne de
inn baadlon ko o
gori mili hain koyi in saanwlon ko
barkhaa rangeeli jaisi nain ho tere
nain milaa rang barse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae

saawan mein ae barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse

—————————————————–
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
—————————————————–

सावन में ए ए
बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे
ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे
ए ए ए
तेरे लिए ए मन तरसे ए

तू ही बता दे सावन
समझ न आये
अगन लगाए कहीं
अगन बुझाए
तू ही बता दे सावन
समझ न आये
अगन लगाए कहीं
अगन बुझाए
बरखा रसीली जैसे तेरी हंसी हो
हंसदे ज़रा रस बरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे
सावन में बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए ए मन तरसे

आज तो बरसने दे
इन बादलों को ओ
गोरी मिली हैं कोई इन साँवलों को
आज तो बरसने दे
इन बादलों को ओ
गोरी मिली हैं कोई इन साँवलों को
बरखा रंगीली जैसे नैन हो तेरे
नैन मिला रंग बरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए

सावन मे ए बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 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 :

4784 Post No. : 16539

Today’s song is from the film Prarthana-1943. The film was made by Minerva Movietone. The music was composed by Saraswati Devi. After a vertical rift between a disgruntled group led by S. Mukherjee in Bombay Talkies, the group left Bombay talkies and established their own Filmistan studio. Many people went with them. Some remained with Devika Rani. Saraswati devi also left Bombay Talkies but became a Free-Lance, without joining any group. The cast of the film was Sabita Devi, Motilal, Jahanara Kajjan, Nimbalkar, Menaka, K.N.Singh and many others.

The film was directed by Sarvottam Badami. Badami’s case is an example how strong will and hard work can really help anyone to come up in life. The rise and life of Sarvottam Badami shows how a simple Motor mechanic can reach a high place in the career by mere will to succeed. His life story can become a lesson to all who want to achieve success.

Sarvottam Badami was born in 1910 at Channapatna in Karnataka,to a revenue officer working in Mysore. He passed his SSLC and worked as a garage mechanic and then a projectionist in Select Picture House, Bangalore, both of which were owned by Dr. Ambalal Patel. Patel moved to Bombay and financed Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Film Company, and Chimanlal Desai as a partner forming Sagar Movietone in 1930.
At the age of 19 years, Badami went to Bombay to study automobile engineering. He was asked by Ardeshir Irani who met him at a wedding to help out with the recording equipment he had purchased from abroad.

Badami helped in the sound recording department for the first Talkie in India, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara (1931). Around that time a German director making the film Harishchandra left half-way and Badami offered to complete it, the co-director was Raja Chandrasekhar, although the co-director credit has also been cited as T. C. Vadivelu Naicker. The film turned out to be successful. He was contracted by Sagar Movietone (Sagar Film Company) to direct three films, two in Telugu and one in Tamil: Galava Rishi (Tamil), Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam and Shakuntala in Telugu. The success of these films established him as a director. His working team had people like the cinematographer Faredoon Irani, music director Anil Biswas and the Sagar Movietone favourites Sabita Devi and Motilal.

Initially, to avoid embarrassment to his family he requested not to be credited in the regional language films. He did not know Hindi but from 1932-1947, he worked for Sagar Movietone and also directed nearly 30 films in Hindi, for many others. His first Hindi film was Chandrahasa (1933) starring Noor Mohammed Charlie. He was paid Rs 2000 per film with the complete film being made within Rs 50,000. He worked with most of the top actors of the time like Motilal, Nargis, Ashok Kumar and Pahari Sanyal. He brought Mehboob Khan who was then doing roles as an extra out of obscurity and gave him the role of Sabita Devi’s father in the film Vengeance is mine(1935).

He made several films based on novels. Some of the writers whose work he used were K.M.Munshi, Sarat Chandra and Ramanlal Vasanthlal Desai. The film Aap ki Marzi (1939) was inspired by the Hollywood film Paradise for Three (1938). He became known for his satirical comedies and “socially relevant films”.His film Grihalaxmi (1934), which starred Jal Merchant and Sabita Devi had the woman getting into marriage only if her doctor husband agreed not to want children. The success of the film mitigated the enraged public reaction at the time.

He showed his understanding of media publicity required for films when in 1937, Badami resorted to woo audiences by announcing cash prizes of Rs.500, Rs.200 and Rs.100 for the best reviews of his newly released film Kulvadhu (1937). The promotional gambit worked sending audiences to the theatres. According to an interview, most of Badami’s films didn’t survive as the negatives were burnt to extract the silver from the silver nitrate.

After Aap ki Marzi-38, he followed his mentor, Dr. Patel and joined Sudama Pictures, when in 1939, Sagar Movietone merged into National Films. Badami

also worked in Famous Cine Laboratories, from 46 to 48.

Apparently, in 1948 Deputy Prime Minister Vallabh bhai Patel, who was then also in charge of the Information Ministry, on a visit to the Cine Laboratories Bombay, asked Badami to help set up a NewsReel and Documentary section. The Films Division was established in 1948. He became chief producer in the newsreel department and made several documentaries. He worked in the Films Division making documentaries from 1948-1952. After that he stopped making films and returned to Bangalore to retire as “I was a forgotten man in the feature film world”. He became an industrialist by starting a manufacturing business. Later he worked as a Consultant for Kamani Group of Industries also. He died in 2005 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1932: Harishchandra; Galava Rishi; Paduka Pattabhishekham; Shakuntala; 1933: Chandrahasa; 1934: Grihalakshmi; 1935: Dr. Madhurika; Vengeance is Mine; 1936: Jeevan Lata; Grama Kanya; 1937: Kokila; Kulavadhu; 1938: Three Hundred Days and After; 1939: Aap Ki Marzi; Ladies Only; 1940: Chingari; Sajani; 1941: Holiday in Bombay; 1942: Khilona; 1943: Prarthana; 1944: Bhagya Lakshmi; 1945: Ramayani; 1946: Uttara Abhimanyu; 1947: Manmani; 1951: Vinoba Bhave (Doc);1952: Roof over the head

(Ack: Sapnon ke saudagar by Vithal Pandya, Sagar Movietone by Biren Kothari, HFGK, muVyz, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, and my notes)

The film cast includes the name of Jahanara Kajjan. She was one of the last operating successful actresses from the Silent era. From a Tawaif family, Kajjan was counted amongst the elite society of Calcutta. In Bombay, however, she was not having that aura around her name.

JAHAN ARA BEGUM KAJJAN was born in Patna, Bihar, on 15-2-1915. She was the daughter of the courtesan Suggan and the Nawab of Bhagalpur’. Her mother was a famous singer from Lucknow. She grew up in Patna. She got a lot of attention for her education. She was taught Urdu at home and her maternal grandfather Syed Hussain taught her English. She , being very clever ,soon became proficient in both languages. At the same time she learnt household chores also. She learnt music under the guidance of Ustad Husnu Khan of Patna. Singing was in her blood anyway. She was very beautiful.

Kajjan belonged to a family of professional artistes, who carried the tag of tawaifs or courtesans. They were also invited by the princely courts and aristocracy to perform at their private mehfils. With their refined manners they provided stimulating company to the male elite. An established code of conduct ruled out marriage in their profession but they were allowed to have a liaison with a chosen patron. Kajjan’s mother Suggan apparently had one such relationship with her father.

The anti-nautch campaign at the beginning of the 20th Century denigrated the singing and dancing profession. Some, among them, became gramophone singers or theatre stage actors. Kajjan had received education at home and even learnt English. Well versed in Urdu literature, she wrote poetry under the pen name “Ada” and some of her poems were published in Urdu magazines. She received intensive training in Hindustani classical music from Ustad Hussain Khan of Patna. Noting her mastery of ragas, her mellifluous voice and also her charming looks, she was hired by a theatre company at Patna. She is said to have performed on stage for three days at a fee of Rs.250 per show. She enchanted the audience with her golden voice. This paved the way to her joining Alfred Company owned by Madan Theatres of Calcutta. According to Fida Hussain, a Parsi theatre legend, “He worked with actress Jahanara Kajjan becoming her director and leading man”. Kajjan attained name and fame as a very popular singer and actor of the stage.

Because of her beauty and singing skills,she was invited to work on the Urdu stage. Master Fida Hussain, who was a well known actor, singer, composer and director on Urdu stage had joined ‘Alfred Theatre co.’. It was owned by the Madons of calcutta. Kajjan was taken in it and the troupe toured U.P. and M.P. During this period, Kajjan was romantically involved in Master Fida hussain.

She used to appear on stage at the rate of Rs.250 per show per day. Once when she was performing in Patna, one of the owners of Madon Theatres, Calcutta saw her and offered her roles in films. She immediately accepted it and went to Calcutta.

Silent film era was dominated by Parsee, Anglo-Indian and Jew girls, due to their white skin and open attitudes. Once the Talkie films started, they became useless as they did not know how to speak in Hindi or sing. In such circumstances actresses like Kajjan got the opportunities. Her first film was ‘ Shirin Farhad’-1931. paired with Master Nissar she sang 17 songs in this film. This pair became very popular. Her next film was ‘Indrasabha 1932’,having a world record 71 songs in the film. Kajjan sang 29 songs in it. The film was based on the drama by Agha Hasan Amaanat.

In Calcutta kajjan became very famous. She lived a rich and lavish life, mixing among the elite of Calcutta like Prices, Nawabs, High authorities, the mega rich etc. her dresses and jewellery were talk of the women of the rich and the famous. She had instructed her designer to make only such sarees, which no one in India will ever wear ! She was a regular invitee to even Viceroy’s parties.

She worked only with Madon Theatres. Brijlal Verma was the composer of Madon Theatres. It was a favourite quartet of Madon films, Brijlal’s misc kajjan and Master Nissar. Together they ruled the early phase of Talkie films. Films like Shirin farhad-31,Laila majnu-31,Shakuntala-31,Bilwamangal-32,Aankh ka nasha-33,Dhruva charitra-33,Turki sher-33,Zahreela saanp-33 had kajjan songs by brijlal Verma. During this period, she was the highest paid actress in India. Kajjan had a romantic affair with Brijlal Verma too. Kajjan also sang in Roopkumari-34,Sakhi lutera-34,Apradhi abla-35, and Mera Pyara-35 which had her songs.

Kajjan was a good dancer. She learnt dancing from Miss Ruqayya khatoon. She was among the regular dancers in Calcutta Clubs, along with actress Mahazabeen. Kajjan was friendly with westerners. She was fond of pets. For some time she had 2 tiger cubs as her pets and this became the talk of the town in Calcutta.

After Brijlal Verma,it was a rich financer, Seth Karnani, who, just to impress kajjan, bought the entire Madon theatres for a sum of Rs. 24 lakhs in those days ! A very handsome actor of that era Najmul hassa had a torrid affair with Kajjan. He is the same Najmul Hassan, who had eloped with Devika Rani-wife of Himanshu Rai, owner of Bombay Talkies, from Bombay to Calcutta. Devika rani returned to her husband shortly, but he had to remain in Calcutta-for safety.

Kajjan worked in Gulru zarina, Swami Bhakti Alibaba aur chaalis chor and Jahan Ara also. By end of the 30s Madon Theatres closed down and Kajjan also stopped work for few years.

In the early 40s,kajjan worked in Abla shakti and Ghar sansar-42,Prarthana and Prithvi Vallabh-43 and her last film Bharthari-1944. The songs of Bharthari, composed by Khemchand Praksah also became very popular. Due to her sweet voice she was called ” The Lark of Indian Cinema”.

Jahan Ara Kajjan died on 15-12-1945,at the age of only 30 years. 2 films, Jadui putli-46 and tiger man-47 were released after her death. Kajjan acted in 40 films. She sang78 songs in 14 films.

During her lifetime she lived like a queen. She became a Legend. She acted and sang in almost 40 films in her small career. During the period 1931 to 1937 there was a ” Kajjan Mania ” in India. Her styles and fashions were copied by the elite ladies.

Credits and references- with thanks-
1.Stages of life: Indian Theatre Biographies-By Kathryn Hansen
2. Kamalp.blogspot.in
3.Dhunon ki yatra-Pankaj Raag
4.the big Indian picture.com
5.My own notes from diaries.


Song- Aaya saawan aa jaa sajan sooni sejariya (Prarthana)(1943) Singer- Jahanara Kajjan, Lyricist-Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri, MD- Saraswati devi

Lyrics

Aaya sawan, aa jaa sajan, sooni sejariya
Aaya sawan, aa jaa sajan, sooni sejariya
aay rahi chhaay rahi kaari badariya
kaari badariya
aay rahi chhaay rahi kaari badariya
kaari badariya
Aaya sawan, aa jaa sajan, sooni sejariya

dheere dheere dol rahi mast hawaayen
dheere dheere dol rahi mast hawaayen
ped hilen galey milen
pushp lataayen
ped hilen galey milen
pushp lataayen
laagi najariya mohe laagi najariya
aa aa aa
laagi najariya mohe laagi najariya
aay rahi chhaay rahi kaari badariya
kaari badariya
Aaya sawan, aa jaa sajan, sooni sejariya

ban mein udhar pihu pihu mor chinghaade
ban mein udhar pihu pihu mor chinghaade
jiya mora naam tera le ke pukaare
jiya mora naam tera le ke pukaare
haay sanwariya
haay haay sanwariya
haay sanwariya
haay haay sanwariya
aay rahi chhaay rahi kaari badariya
kaari badariya
Aaya sawan, aa jaa sajan, sooni sejariya
Aaya sawan, aa jaa sajan, sooni sejariya


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We are in the midst of Saawan, the 5th month of the Hindu calendar. Besides, being a holy month for Hindus, it is also a month for romanticism. After experiencing the scorching summer for a couple of months, rains bring a great relief to the people. By the time, the month of saawan starts, the rains have already transformed not only the dry agricultural fields into green but also the surroundings areas. Also, in the saawan month, the intensity of the rains gets reduced allowing the inter-play of showers and soft sunrays. All these changes in the climate make the atmosphere congenial for romanticism. Longing, rejoicing and separation become the part of the romantic month of saawan for those in love. Poets, writers and artists have been inspired by the romaticism of saawan in their works.

In ‘Meghdoot’, written by Kalidas about 1600 years ago, there is no direct reference to ‘saawan’ in the poems. But the reference to the clouds gives an indication of the rainy season when the exiled Yaksha on a mountain sees a cloud perched on the peak. He requests the cloud to deliver his message to his beloved in the Himalayan city of Alaka. Probably, this was the inspiration for some ‘saawan’ songs in Hindi films, the popular one being saawan ke baadalon unse ye jaa kaho from ‘Rattan’ (1944).

In the 14th century, Amir Khusrau wrote a ‘saawan’ poem, ‘amma mere baba ko bhejo ri ke saawan aaya’. The poem was written in a form of the conversation between the mother and her newly married daughter staying in her sasural (in-law’s place). The full song is as under:

amma mere baba ko bhejo ri ke saawan ayaa
beti tera baba to boodha ri ke saawan ayaa

amma mere bhai ko bhejo ri ke saawan ayaa
beti tera bhai to baala ri ke saawan ayaa

amma mere mamu ko bhejo ri ke saawan ayaa
beti tera mamu to baanka ri ke saawan ayaa

Probably, Amir Khusrau wrote this piognant poem in the background of a convention among the some of the Hindu families that the newly married daughters stay with their parents during the month of saawan, among other reasons, to celebrate the festivals like Naag Panchami, Teej, Raksha Bandhan, Shri Krishna Janmashtmi etc. for the first time after the marriage. In olden days, it was either father, brother or the maternal uncle who would bring the newly married girl to her parent’s house. Khusrau’s poem is the reflection of a newly married girl who is longing to visit her parent’s house in the month of saawan but unable to visit as her father is too old and her brother is too young to undertake the journey to fetch her.

As against this, for the girl whose marriage has been fixed, the month of saawan is the longing for her fiancé. There is an eagerness to meet him. The mood of joie de vivre is well expressed in Shailendra’s lyrics in aaye re din saawan ke in the film ‘Gaban’ (1966).

The rejoicing mood in Meerabai’s bhajan, barse boondiyaan saawan ki which Lata Mangeshkar sang, became very popular though it was a non-film song. I will not be surprised if other poets of Bhakti movements at that period also wrote on the month of saawan.

In the Urdu drama, ‘Inder Sabha’ (1850s) which was written in verses by Amanat Lucknawi, there is a ghazal praying for the early arrival of ‘saawan’. He had used the metaphor of saawan in various romantic instances, like the swirling of beloved’s ‘zulfen’ and ‘dupatta’ to that of the clouds of saawan. A somewhat similar metaphor was used by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan in the mukhda of the song, zulfon ki ghata lekar saawan ki pari aayi in ‘Reshmi Roomaal’ (1961).

This was an unique ghazal in the sense that it had two matla (the first she’r) and had used ‘radif ‘(repeat words) – ‘saawan ki’ in all the 11 she’rs of the ghazal. One can say that it was a ‘saawan dominated’ ghazal. The first two she’rs of the ghazal are as under:

dil ko marghoob hai thandi hawa jo saawan ki
maangta hoon main sada haq se duwa saawan ki

yaad aata hai wo sabza wo ghata saawan ki
shaql dikhlaaye kahin jald khuda saawan ki

And lastly, Amanat Lacknawi writes:

ae ‘Amanat’ yah nikaali hai zameen tu ne nayi
pahle thhi kiski ghazal tere siwa saawan ki

Not all the poets used in their poems, the context of ‘saawan’ in the conventional sense of romance, separation and rejoice. Neeraj used the month of saawan in one of his ghazals to depict the ironies of life. He said:

ab ke saawan mein ye sharaarat mere saath huyi
mera ghar chhod kar kul shahar mein barsaat huyi
zindagi bhar to huyi guftugoo ghairon se magar
aaj tak hamse na hamaari mulaakaat huyi

Hindi film music has also been influenced by ‘saawan’ songs since the sound films appeared in 1931. Unfortunately, in the initial period of sound films, the songs were rarely released on gramophone records. Due to non-availability of the films’s print, most of songs from the films of early 1930s have been lost. The earliest ‘saawan’ song’ from the Hindi films for which I could get the mukhda of the song is from ‘Maharani’ (1934) in which the song ‘saawan ghan barse chaatak kyun tarse’ was listed. However, the song is not available. As far as I know, the earliest ‘saawan’ song from Hindi films that is available for listening (also for watching) is naahin aaye ghanshyam from the film ‘Devdas’ (1935). There has been a steady flow of ‘saawan’ songs in Hindi films since the inception of sound films.

Some of the ‘saawan’ songs in Hindi films which are of my liking (not an exhaustive list) are as under:

saawan aaye na aaye – Sadhana (1939)

saawan ke nazaare hain – Khazaanchi (1941)

kayi din se saawan barasta hai rimjhim rimjhim – Samaaj (1954)

thandi thandi saawan ki phuhaar – Jagate Raho (1956)

do boonden saawan ki – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)

garjat barsat saawan aayo re – Barsaat Ki Raat (1960)

deewaana huwa baadal saawan ki ghata chhaayi – Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)

saawan ke din aaye sajanwa aan milo – Bhumika (1977)

saawan ki aayi bahaar re – Junoon (1978)

lagi aaj saawan ki phir wo jhadi hai – Chaandni (1989)

Notwithstanding my above list, if someone was to ask me to instantly give one example of ‘saawan’ song from the Hindi films, the first song that will invariabnly come to my mind is rimjhim gire saawan sulag sulag jaaye man from ‘Manzil’ (1979) The reason is that I had watched the film and the song was picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Maushumi Chatterjee in the midst of real rains. This song gives a real feel of the atmosphere of the month of saawan.

Our Blog has covered as many as 99 ‘saawan’ songs. The count could be more as tagging of few ‘saawan’ songs may have been missed. I am presenting today, a lovely ‘saawan’ song, ‘barkha ki rut hai baanke balamwa saawan ka aaya mahina’ from the film ‘Papeeha Re’ (1948). HFGK is silent on the singers of the song. However, I am fairly sure that the two voices sound like that of Munawwar Sultana and Zeenat Begum.

From the lyrics of the song, it appears that Zeenat Begam is singing for an actress doing a male character in this song sequence.

Audio Clip:

Song-Barkha ki rut hai baanke balamwa saawan ka aaya maheena (Papeeha Re)(1948) Singers-Munawwar Sultana, Zeenat Begam, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Dhaniram
Both

Lyrics

barkha ki rut hai baanke balamwa
saawan ka aaya maheena

o na jaa pardes
o na jaa pardes
na jaa
na jaa haan
mera mushqil tum bin jeena
saawan ka aaya maheena

tum to chale pardesiya
yahaan laagega kaise jiya
o piya
kaahe ka jadoo kiya
jo thhaa jaana chhod ke hamko
jo thhaa jaana chhod ke hamko..o o o
kaahe ka jaadoo kiya
o raaja
phir kaahe ka jaadoo kiya
barkha ki rut hai baanke balamwa
saawan ka aaya maheena

naukri karne ko jaana zaroori
gori jaana zaroori
aayi badi majboori
dil mein tu apne aake basaa le mori
aake basaa le
phir kaahe ki doori sajaniya
phir kaahe ki doori

barkha ki rut hai baanke balamwa
saawan ka aaya maheena

maar tu goli naukari ko
o raaja naukari ko
morey raaja
rah jaa tu mere paas
dekh sooratiya bhookh mitegi mori
bhookh mitegi
nainon ki jaayegi pyaas
o morey raaja
nainon ki jaayegi pyaas
barkha ki rut hai baanke balamwa
saawan ka aaya maheena

na ro tu na ro
na ro tu na ro
o meri raani na ro
o meri raani
kaahe bhayi tu udaas
ab to karoonga teri main chaakri
ho teri main chaakri
tera banoonga daas
o meri raani
tera banoonga daas

barkha ki rut hai baanke balamwa
saawan ka aaya maheena


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Music of Uttam Singh – 01
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#Nostalgia – Summer – 1983 (2) #

When I talk about the summer nostalgia-1983 I cannot forget the today’s movie. And that is why this separate write-up. Because the movie was a special movie for people like me who were interested in Manoj Kumar and his movies. And since his brother was making a debut with three others also making a debut, we (me and my friends) were excited about this movie.

Promotion of this movie on radio had already started earlier when we were already preparing for our board exams (of class Xth). Me and my friends used to discuss about its songs as some were nice songs and already heard frequently during promotion of this movie. Few songs from this movie were also becoming our favorites and we were also eager to watch the debutant actor and actresses of this movie.

The movie is ‘Painter Babu from 1983. The music of this movie is composed by music duo Uttam Singh- Jagdish Khanna. This was their first movie as music director duo. And this was also the first introduction of these names to me.

Well, we get to watch this movie in the vacations after our board examinations were over. After watching and liking this movie we become curious to know more about the music composers of this movie viz. Uttam Singh and Jagdish Khanna. However, after the Board exams it was ‘World Cup-1983’, and around the same time the results for the exams were declared. After that everything took a back seat and looking for admissions to ‘polytechnic’ or ‘11th -12th, become the priority. And that time there was no internet or blog like ‘atulsongaday’, and I was also not into contributing of lyrics or writing about movies and their songs 😊, So everything was deferred for the future.

‘Painter Babu’ was not as much successful on the box office as it was expected to do. But its beautiful songs were liked and enjoyed by music lovers like me. Some of its songs were already popular like “Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” which has already been posted on the blog on 11.07.2012, more than eight years ago. Since I loved the songs of this movie, I had shared two of its songs after getting associated with this blog. I had noted two songs of this movie long time back, but they remained to be posted.

Today I am presenting this song on birth anniversary of Music Director Uttam Singh.

Uttam Singh was born on 25th May’1948. Today is his seventy-third birth anniversary. On this occasion we wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead. (We will discuss more about him and his filmography in the future posts coming on the blog. Till then we move to the today’s movie again.)

‘Painter Babu’ is directed by Ashok for ‘V.I.P. Films, Bombay’. It is produced by Manoj Kumar who also wrote the story and screenplay for this movie and had also done the editing.

The star cast of the film includes Rajiv Goswami (debutant and in title role), Meenakshi Sheshadri (debutant), Neelima (debutant), and Virendra Sharma (also a debutant).  They were supported by Rakesh Bedi, Madan Puri, Om Shivpuri, Krishna Dhawan, Pichoo Kapoor, Bandini, Ram Mohan, Kamaldeep, Bharat Kapoor, CS Dubey, Birbal, Lalita Kumari, Meena T, Tun Tun, Sundar Taneja, Rajan Kapoor, Madhup Sharma, Shyam Jeet, Walia, Heera, Bhinda, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Sudhir, Mohan Choti, Shammi, Dinesh Hingoo, Aruna Irani, Kamini Kaushal and others. Singer Mahendra Kapoor had a special role in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 31.03.1983.

This movie has seven songs written by three lyricists viz. Manoj Kumar, Qamar Jalalabadi and Qateel Shifai. Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar, and Bhupinder Singh have given their voices to the songs in this movie. The list of the songs in this movie is as given below.

S.No. Song Title
01 Ho, ham kuchh bhi rakh le naam uskaa
02 Painter Babu, I love you
03 Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” (Posted 11-07-2012)
04 O mere sajan barsaat mein aa  (Discussed Today)
05 Yaar kapadaa shaandaar hai
06 Hamkaa le chal yaaraa thhandi thhandi nahar ki kinaare
07 Jab yaad ki badli chhaati hai tab aankh meri bhar aati hai

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. On screen Meenakshi Sheshadri is lip syncing for Lata Mangeshkar’s voice and Mahendra Kapoor is singing for himself as plays a ‘boatman’ here in this song. Rajiv Goswami, the hero of the movie is seen in jail in the picturization of this song and many other artists perform on the boat in this song.

This song may remind some of us the song “Kho Gaya Hai Mera Pyaar” from the film ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ (1962) sung by Mahendra Kapoor. In that song the ‘hero’ is searching for his lost love, while in today’s song the heroine is missing her beloved and singing for him.

I have said above that few songs of this movie are very nice. E.g. the song “Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” posted earlier on the blog, the songs “Jab Yaad Ki Badli Chhaati Hai”, “Hum Kuchh Bhi Rakh Len Naam Uska’ and the song beibg discussed today’s. But surprisingly none of these songs could make it to the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list of 1983. However two other songs from this movie featured in the list – they are “Humka Layi Chal Yaara Thandi Thandi Nehar Ke Kinaare” (at rank 21) and “Yaar Ladki Shaandar Hai” (ranking at number 26).

Let us now listen to the today’s song and take a trip down memory lane (almost) thirty-eight years back. . .

 O mere sajan barsaat mein aa

And also wish a very happy birthday to Uttam Singh. . .

(Lyrics for this song are written by Manoj Kumar as I have noted from some alternate sources. HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985) does not mention the lyricist’s name for individual songs separately).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – O Mere Sajan Barsaat Mein Aa (Painter Babu) (1983), Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Manoj Kumar, MD – Uttam Singh – Jagdish Khanna
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
Male Chorus + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin

o saagar mein kaisa hai shorr
o chhayi hai ae ghataa ghanghor
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
ek lehar hai aati
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
ek lehar hai jaati
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
aane jaane me lehar
ek hi geet sunaati

o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

o paani re

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

jhoomke barsaa paani re
tutke barsaa paani re
jhoomke barsaa paani re
tutke barsaa paani re
saawan ki,
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
main kya jaanu kya hota hai
oye main kya jaanu kya hota hai
main roti hoon dil rota hai
main roti hoon dil rota hai
aur saath hi baadal rota hai
barsaat aayee ee ee ee ee
barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin
o paani re

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

paani ek kahaani re
aankh se behtaa paani re
paani ek kahaani re
aankh se behtaa paani re

tujhse teri yaad hi achhi hai
jo mujhse sharmaati hi nahin
tujhse teri yaad hi achhi hai
jo mujhse sharmaati hi nahin
tu jaake kabhi aata hi nahin
tu jaake kabhi aata hi nahin
yaad aake kabhi jaati hi nahin
barsaat kahe ae ae ae ae
barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o saagar mein kaisa hai shorr
o chhayi hai ae ghataa ghanghor
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
o saagar mein ae ae ae
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
o o o o o o o o
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin


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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4621 Post No. : 16267

‘Baabu Ji’ (1950) was directed by Bhagwan for Uday Productions, Bombay.  It had Bhagwan, Leela Gupte, Baburao, Usha Shukla, Vasant Rao, Azeem, Jani, Mirajkar, Zafar, Vitthalrao, Dhondu, Anmanta, Swami and others.

This movie has nine songs, all written by Ehsaan Rizvi and composed by music director P Ramakant. Going by the style of composition, it has been commented that the music is composed by C Ramchandra himself, under the name of P Ramakant. I request our more knowledgeable readers to be please comment on this observation.

HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) lists the songs of this movie as given below; (in order of their appearing on this movie (Babooji-1950) page in HFGK)

Sl No

Song Title Singer/s

Posted On

01

Saawanwa umdaa aaye ho Sulochana Kadam Being presented today

02

Baat meri maan lo ji, baat meri maan lo Sulochana Kadam,

Anna Saheb

03

Milne nahin paate hain naina lachaaye huye Sulochana Kadam

04

Zaraa sunte jaana ho do dilon ka afsaanaa Sulochana Kadam,

Anna Saheb

23.08.2013

05

Nazar se nazar lad gayi Sulochana Kadam 12.09.2018

06

Rewdiyaan hain rewdiyaan Sulochana Kadam,

Anna Saheb

07

Kyun pareshaan huye, Sulochana Kadam

08

Jo bigad gayi wo qismat hoon Sulochana Kadam 22.11.2017

09

Gorey gorey mukh se jo ghoonghat hataawjo Anna Saheb

As we can see above this movie had made its debut on the blog in 2013 and since then only three songs from the movie have been posted so far. As I was noting the song-list I realized that the voice of Sulochana Kadam is appearing in all songs of this movie, but it is not the case as the last song is a solo in the voice of Anna Saheb. And this is the only male solo in this movie.

Today 13th March 2021 is the eighty-eighth birth anniversary of Sulochana Kadam (born 1933) who later became Sulochana Chavan.  Her singing of many famous and popular ‘lavanis’ in Marathi brought her the honour as ‘Laavni-samradhni’ in Marathi music.

On this occasion here is the song from ‘Baabu Ji’ which is lying with us since August’2013.

Actually, during 2013 – 2015 when I was staying in Kachchh, I had shared some of her songs on the blog. And I had enjoyed listening many of her songs from Hindi movies of that era. The today’s song is also a song which I like very much. One other song “Kyun Preshaan Huye” from this movie is also pending with the editors since then. Let us see when it appears 😊 on the blog.

Let us now listen to the today’s song and wish ‘a very happy birthday’ to Sulochana ji on her birth anniversary today and also wishing her a healthy and peaceful life ahead. . .

Saawanwa Umdaa Aaye Ho

Song – Saawanva Umda Aaye Ho (Baabu Ji) (1950) Singer – Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics – Ehsaan Rizvi, MD – P Ramakant

Lyrics

saawanwa umda aaye ho
saawanwa umda aaye
barkhaa rim jhim jal barsaaye
mann mein aag lagaaye ho
saawanwa umda aaye
saawanwa umdaa aaye ho
saawanwa umdaa aaye

geet ke ras mein mann dooba hai
pyaar ke ras mein naina aa
yaad ke ras mein din dooba hai
birha ke ras mein rainaa
dhyan tera aa jaaye jo
bijli ye jo lehraaye
saawanwa umda aaye
saawanwa umda aaye ho
saawanwa umda aaye

tere sundar roop se akhiyaan
hate nahin hataaye
tujhko sabse nazar bachakar
koi dekhe jaaye
chupke chupke mann veena bhi
pyaar ke geet sunaaye ho
saawanwa umda aaye
saawanwa umda aaye ho
saawanwa umda aaye

kali kali par bhanwaraa doley ae ae ae
koyal shor mahcaaye
pihu pihu kare papiha aa aa
piya ki yaad dilaaye
sab ke mann se taan nikalti
mere mann se haaye
saawanwa umda aaye

saawanwa umda aaye ho
saawanwa umda aaye
barkhaa rim jhim jal barsaaye
mann mein aag lagaaye ho
saawanwa umda aaye

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
————————————————–

सावनवा उमड़ा आए हो
सावनवा उमड़ा आए
बरखा रिमझिम जल बरसाए
मन में आग लगाए हो
सावनवा उमड़ा आए
सावनवा उमड़ा आए हो
सावनवा उमड़ा आए

गीत के रस में मन डूबा है
प्यार के रस में नैना॰ ॰ ॰
याद के रस में दिन डूबा है
बिरह के रस में रैना
ध्यान तेरा आ जाये जो
बिजली ये जो लहराए
सावनवा उमड़ा आए
सावनवा उमड़ा आए हो
सावनवा उमड़ा आए

तेरे सुंदर रूप से अखियाँ
हटे नहीं हटाये
तुझको सबसे नज़र बचाकर
कोई देखे जाये
चुपके चुपके मन वीणा भी
प्यार के गीत सुनाए हो
सावनवा उमड़ा आए
सावनवा उमड़ा आए हो
सावनवा उमड़ा आए

कली कली पर भँवरा डोले॰ ॰ ॰
कोयल शोर मचाये
पीहू पीहू करे पपीहा॰ ॰ ॰
पिया की याद दिलाये
सबके मन से तान निकलती
मेरे मन से हाए
सावनवा उमड़ा आए

सावनवा उमड़ा आए हो
सावनवा उमड़ा आए
बरखा रिमझिम जल बरसाए
मन में आग लगाए हो
सावनवा उमड़ा आए

 


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 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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4577 Post No. : 16186

Hullo Atuldom

“Khoon Ka Badla Khoon” (1978) had songs by the hit team of S.H. Bihari- O.P.Nayyar; the team that gave us “kajra mohabbatwala”, “haule haule chalo more saajna”, taarif karoon kya uski”, “bahut shukriya badi meherbaani” and many more such hits in the ’60s.

“KKBK” had Vani Jairam, Pushpa Pagdhare, Uttara Kelkar, Mohd. Rafi for playback singers. It was directed by K. Parvez a.k.a Kalpataru and produced by Ratan Mohan. It had seven or eight songs of which the blog has only one song.

The cast included Bindu, Asha Sachdev, Mahendra Sandhu, Vinod Khanna, Ajit, Jayshree T., Padma Khanna, Iftekar, Imtiaz Khan, Sudhir etc. Seeing that the movie had so many actresses who could dance, makes it clear why OPN used three different female playback singers.

“KKBK” seems to be one of the movies where Asha Sachdev must have been the main female protagonist or to put it simple -the heroine. Also the poster of the movie suggests that Vinod Khanna may have been paired with Bindu
Here is the next song from ‘KKBK’ on the occasion of Omkar Prasad Nayyar’s 14th remembrance day. It is sung by Vani Jairam. It was and is frequently heard on radio. Vani Jairam had four solos in the movie of which this is the most popular. I found a very short video which suggests that Asha Sachdev is out to woo Mahedra Sandhu who seems to be some kind of under-cover officer. Also the video shows Ajit giving instructions to his ‘No 9’ etc as was the norm in all movies featuring Ajit in that period of time.

The poster that is accompanying the longer version of the song, as is available on youtube shows a rather smart and handsome Vinod Khanna, trying to shoot some one even as he is on the run.
The brief synopsis of the film that is available on IMDB.com says this: The story-line of the film revolves around a Crime Branch’s Officer and a courageous girl from another agency, they are appointed to catch a criminal gang who leaves a trade mark at their every crime scene.

So, that means it was a run-of-the-mill masala thriller that should have been entertaining for the masses. I would love to know how it fared at the box-office.
This is song number 184 of S.H. Bihari and 484 of O P Nayyar who should be thanked for the legacy that is there for us to enjoy

Video (shorter)

Audio (Full)

Song-Zulf lehraayi yo saawan ka maheena aa gaya (Khoon Ka Badla Khoon)(1978) Singer-Vani Jairam, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

zulf lehrayi toh
zulf lehraayi toh
saawan ka maheena aa gaya aa
zulf lehraayi toh
aasmaan par haaye ae
aasmaan par baadalon ko
paseena aa gaya
haaye
zulf lehraayi toh
zulf lehraayi toh
saawan ka maheena aa gaya aa
zulf lehrayi toh

haaye re meri shokh jawaani
meheke jaise raat ki raani
dil mein pyaar ke sapne sajakar
log maren jab meri adaa par
dil mein pyaar ke sapne sajakar
log maren jab meri adaa par
haaye
mujhko bhi jeena aa gaya
zulf lehraayi toh
zulf lehraayi toh
saawan ka maheena aa gaya aa
zulf lehraayi toh
aasmaan par haaye ae
aasmaan par baadalon ko paseena aa gaya
haaye
zulf lehraayi toh
zulf lehraayi toh saawan ka maheena aa gaya aa
zulf lehraayi toh

main kya janoon ooon
rang badalna
pi ke behakna aa aa
jhoom ke chalna
yaaron ne aankhon se pilaayi
banke pawan main bhi lehraayi
yaaron ne aankhon se pilaayi
banke pawan main bhi lehraayi
mujhko bhi peena aa gaya
zulf lehraayi toh
zulf lehraayi toh
saawan ka maheena aa gaya aa
zulf lehraayi toh
aasmaan par haaye ae
aasmaan par baadalon ko paseena aa gaya
haaye
zulf lehraayi toh
zulf lehraayi toh saawan ka maheena aa gaya aa
zulf lehraayi toh


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4524 Post No. : 16084

Sometime in September 2019, there was an article written by Khalid Mohammed in ‘Mumbai Mirror’ which highlighted the plight of 92 years old music director and musicologist, Vanraj Bhatia. He was penniless and was struggling to meet his daily requirements including his medical expenses. He was mostly bedridden. He had not done his medical check-up for a long time due to paucity of money. To meet his daily expenses, he had started selling his old antique utensils which he had collected over a period of time.

We have heard this type of situation faced by some Hindi film artists earlier also. For instance, film artists like Chandramohan, Master Nissar, Khan Mastana, G M Durrani, Rajkumari Dubey, Sridhar Parsekar, Master Bhagwan, Parshuram, Cuckoo, Bharat Bhushan, Vimi, A K Hangal, Raj Kiran, Satish Kaul etc have gone through such abject poverty. But what is shocking is that in the 21st Century, even a person of the caliber of Vanraj Bhatia has to go through the vagaries of adverse financial conditions. And his precaurious conditions have remained unknown to most of his associates who had worked with him in the past. It was only when journalist, Editor and film director, Khalid Mohammed visited his house, the conditions of the recipient of the Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award (1957), National Film Award (1988) for the best music director, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award(1989) and Padma Shri Award (2012) became known.

Fortunately, within 48 hours from the article appearing in ‘Mumbai Mirror’, followed by breaking this news on social media, some of his old friends and admirers promptly raised funds for him. The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) chairman, Javed Akhtar also arranged to hand over a cheque to him within a couple of days of breaking the news. During the making of ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996), Vanraj Bhatia has a fight with Javed Akhtar in regard to a song for which Vanraj wanted the lyrics first and Javed Akhtar wanted the tune first. But this incidence did not affect Javed Akhtar in taking a prompt initiative in IPRS for the financial aid to this talented and intellectual musicologist.

Within a week from this news break, Dilip Tahil to whom Vanraj Bhatia gave his first break as a singer in a play, announced a book project on the life of Vanraj Bhatia which will be written by Khalid Mohammed. Amir Khan came forward to sponsor the book. Now, this is an interesting development as I feel that this is in recognition of the immense contributions Vanraj Bhatia has made in the Indian music scene which need to be brought to the notice of people in general and music admirers in particular. Many people may not be aware of his name even though some of his Hindi film songs may be known to them.

I have gone through his interviews in magazines/newspapers/digital newspapers and also on Rajya Sabha TV. Based on these interviews, I am confident that the proposed book on Vanraj Bhatia would not only turn out to be interesting one but would also generate royalty for him. He is not only an unique music director, he also seems to be an independent minded person if I read him correctly.

Vanraj Bhatia (B.31/05/1927) was born in Mumbai in a middle-class family who had shifted to Mumbai from Kutch during the period of boom in textile mills giving opportunity for business in cloth. His father was a cloth merchant. The young Vanraj was enrolled in New Era High School which was set up in 1930. The school also provided some vocational courses in addition to normal syllabus. Vanraj took the vocational course in Hindustani classical music and stood first in every year in the class.

After completion of his high school, Vanraj was enrolled in Elphinstone College with Sanskrit as an additional subject. Knowing his proficiency in Sanskrit, Vanraj’s professor was keen that he chose Sanskrit for his M.A. However, after graduation, Vanraj completed his M.A. in English literature in 1949.

During his teenage days, he had developed an interest in Western classical music. Under Dr. Manek Bhagat, he learned piano and studied the Western classical music for 4 years mastering all the works of Beethoven and Mozart. He wanted to pursue the further study in the Western classical music by going abroad. But his father was not able to financially support him. His close relatives were strongly opposed to his making music as a profession. which was seen by then in low esteem.

Finally, he got permission from his father with a condition that he would support his study abroad only for six months. Fortunately, Vanraj got scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London for 1951-54. After graduating with a gold medal in 1954, Vanraj got Rockefeller Scholarship for five years from 1954 to 1958 at Conservatoire de Paris.

The first advertising jingle Vanraj composed after returning to India in 1959 was for Shakti Mills which was produced by Durga Khote. The financial condition of Vanraj’s family was not good. He required some steady income to support the family. He took up the assignment in Delhi University as Reader in Western Musicology in 1960. He did not enjoy the work as there was no creativity. In 1964, he resigned from his post in Delhi University and returned to Mumbai to work as a full-time composer for advertising films. He did many advertising jingles which included his popular advertising jingles for Liril soap and Garden Vareli saaris.

During this period, Vanraj came into contact with Shyam Benegal who was also in the field of making advertising films. Vanraj worked for Shyam Benegal for the first time for his advertising film on Finlay Mills for which Vanraj composed advertising jingles. Both of them worked together in many advertising and documentary films. When Shyam Benegal ventured into making his first feature film ‘Ankur’ (1974), he assigned the background music to Vanraj Bhatia (it was a song-less film).

Vanraj Bhatia composed his first filmy songs in Shyam Benegal’s ‘Nishaant’ (1975). His next film. ‘Manthan’ (1976) had only one song, mero gaam kaatha paarey rendered by Preeti Sagar who used to sing for him for his advertising jingles. The song became very popular in which he experimented mixing of various dialects due to which people from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh identified themselves with the song. Vanraj Bhatia became the regular collaborator with Shyam Benegal for 16 films until 2000 after which he virtually retired from the films as he had developed other interests in music.

According to Shyam Benegal, he and Vanraj Bhatia often fought during the sessions of song compositions. But at the end, the result was excellent. He created the perfect balance of Hindustani classical music and Western classical music. In an interview, Vanraj Bhatia had said that during his teenage days, he was influenced by the song compositions of R C Boral and Pankaj Mullick. According to him, they were the only music directors at that time who knew the use of harmony in their melodies through orchestration.

There is no indication in any of his interviews as to why he avoided the mainstream Hindi films or it was other way round. But he did take few mainstream Hindi films for background music such as ‘Ajooba’ (1991), ‘Beta’ (1992), ‘Damini’ (1993), ‘Ghatak’ (1996), ‘Pardes’ (1997), ‘Chinagate’ (1998) etc. The work of background music in these films gave him the opportunity and the satisfaction to showcase his talent in Western music.

Vanraj Bhatia, by and large confined himself to music direction of the parallel cinemas. In addition to working with Shyam Benegal, he has also worked with other directors of parallel cinemas such as Aparna Sen (‘36 Chowringhee Lane’, 1981), Kundan Shah (‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’, 1983), Saeed Akhtar Mirza (‘Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho’, 1984), Prakash Jha (‘Hip Hip Hurray’, 1984)), Ashok Tyagi (‘Shurkhiyaan’, 1985), Govind Nihalani (‘Tamas’, 1987) etc.

In a career spanning over 5 decades, Vanraj Bhatia made significant contributions to music across all forms. He started with advertisement jingles which numbered over 6000. He had also provided music to over 50 documentaries. He has been the music director about 35 films. He has also composed music for about a dozen classical TV serials like ‘Khandaan’ (1985), ‘Yatra’ (1986), ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ (1988), ‘Wagle Ki Duniya (1988) etc. He composed music for many plays – both Hindi and English. He has made a mark in Western classical music by cutting about a dozen each of albums on his solo piano and chamber music. He composed the spiritual music albums like ‘Indian Meditation Music’ (1999), ‘Anant’ (2001), ‘The Bhagavad Gita’ (2002), ‘The Spirit of Upanishads’ (2007) etc.

One of Vanraj Bhatia’s musical work which was very close to his heart was producing an opera, ‘Agni-Varsha’ in English, based on Girish Karnad’s Kannada play ‘Agni Mattu Male’ (1995). The first two acts were staged in Mumbai in 2017. Later, one lady, Judith Kellock did two performances in New York. The opera received good response. He was working on the third act of the opera which appears to be ready. Unfortunately, due to his medical condition, the work has remained to be staged.

Unfortunately, most people are unaware of Vanraj Bhatia’s contributions in the field of music probably because he was not associated with mainstream Hindi films.

For Vanraj Bhatia, ‘Junoon’ (1978) was his first high budget film produced by Shashi Kapoor and directed by Shyam Benegal. The high budget of the film allowed him to engage the top playback singers, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle for the first time for him besides the luxury of having a higher number of musicians than what he normally uses in low budget films. The film had 4 songs written by Amir Khusro, Jigar Muradabadi, Yogesh Praveen and 16th Century English poet, Christopher Marlowe (for English song). One song has been covered on the Blog.

I am presenting the 2nd song, a kajri, ‘saawan ki aayi bahaar re’ written by Yogesh Praveen and set to music by Vanraj Bhatia. The record version has 4 stanzas with orchestration, rendered by Asha Bhosle. The sound track version in the film has first, second and fourth stanzas of which first two stanzas are sung by Varsha Bhosle (Asha Bhosle’s daughter) without orchestration. Varsha Bhosle’s part of the song is picturised on Dipti Naval while Nafisa Ali is helping her in swinging. Jennifer Kapoor and Sushma Seth are sitting on the ground. The second stanza is again repeated by Asha Bhosle in the film in a different situation. She also sings the 4th stanza in another situation.

Although it is a ‘saawan’ song, it is also presented as ‘pre-marriage’ song in the second stanza and ‘separation’ song in the 4th stanza in the film. The 3rd stanza has not been included in the filmy version.

Acknowledgements of sources for the article:

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1. Interview of Vanraj Bhatia in ‘Serenade’ Magazine – March 22, 2017. 2. Interview of Vanraj Bhatia by Greg Booth in digital newspaper, scroll.in – March,1 2017. 3. Interview of Vanraj Bhatia on Rajya Sabha TV. 4. ‘Vanraj Bhatia – Thank you for the Music’ by Narendra Kusnur – Mint – April 26, 2014.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Saawan ki aayi bahaar re (Junoon)(1978) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Yogesh Praveen, MD-Vanraj Bhatia

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

ghir aayi kaari ghata matwaari
ghir aayi kaari ghata matwaari
saawan ki aayi bahaa aar re
saawan ki aayi bahaa aar re
bela chameli ki kaliyaan chatak gayin
bela chameli ki kaliyaan chatak gayin
mahkat ban ki bayaa aar re
mahkat ban ki bayaa aar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re

khil gaye hatheli pe mehandi ke boote
khil gaye hatheli pe mehandi ke boote
lachkat jhoolan ki daal re
dhaani chunar morey sar pe na thahare
dhaani chunar morey sar pe na thahare
choodiyaan karen jhankaa aar re
choodiyaan karen jhankaa aar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re

baadal beech bijuriya chamke ae
baadal beech bijuriya chamke
dhoondoon mein balma ke baakh(?) re
aadhi rain jab boley papeeha
aadhi rain jab boley papeeha
jiyara pe lagte kataar re
jiyara pe lagte kataar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re

angana mein bheeji atariya pe bheeji
angana mein bheeji atariya pe bheeji
bheeji sajanwa ki sej re
bheej gayi mori haay kori chunariya
bheej gayi mori haay kori chunariya
rimjhim ras ki phuhaa aar re
rimjhim ras ki phuhaa aar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re


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