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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.

Wishing our Dear Atul ji, a very Happy Birthday. May this day be celebrated on this blog many, many, many more times.

Today’s song is from film ‘Do Behnen’ (1959). After KA Abbas’s film ‘Anhonee’ (1952), the attention of film makers was drawn to the theme of 2 sisters of same looks but different natures. Such themes provided a scope for double role. ‘Do Behnen’ (1959) was also inspired by this theme.

This reminds me of an early film based on this theme. The film was ‘ Muqaabla ‘ (1942). Fearless Nadia was the heroine and did the double role of both the good and bad sisters. It was very funny to see Nadia in a saree and doing pooja etc. It was funnier to listen to her broken, anglicised pure Hindi dialogues. Normally, in Nadia’s films, her dialogues used to be minimum – actions spoke for her. But ‘Muqaabla’ was such a story that dialogues were a must.

‘Do Behnen’ was a film in which Shyama had a double role. The other cast of the film was Rajendra Kumar, Chand Usmani, Ram Mohan, Tiwari, SK Prem, Mumtaz Begum etc. It was produced by Kailash Kapoor, JP Sehgal and Prakash Seth. The film was directed by Kedar Kapoor (2-9-1927 to 5-6-1987), who directed 35 films from 1954 to 1983. He was called Dara Singh expert, as he had directed 10 Dara Singh movies in the 1960s. Actress Madhu Kapoor is his daughter.

Chand Usmani was one of those actresses, who were good in acting but poor in good luck ! Actresses like Farida Jalal, Tabassum, Shubha Khote, Nazima, Zahira, Zahida, Yashodhara Katju and many more fall in this category. These actresses never made it to the regular heroine roles in A grade films, more than few films. They had some beginner’s luck but that was the end. They continued in side roles only.

Chand Usmani  was born in Agra, UP, and came to limelight by participating in ‘Kardar-Kolynos-Teresa Contest’ in 1949. She felt surprised when she was selected  for the contest and was overjoyed when she won the second spot in the finals. She acted as the female lead of ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ directed by Mahesh Kaul in 1953 opposite Shammi Kapoor. It was the debut film of Shammi Kapoor also.

Chand Usmani became an established actress later on, but she got only secondary roles which she performed always nicely. Gradually she accepted supporting roles, character roles, mother roles etc. She got Filmfare Best Supporting actress award for her portrayal of the character as ‘Champa’ in the 1970 film ‘Pehchan’. She acted in films of all prominent actors of that period.

In 1957, in the film ‘Naya Daur’ directed by BR Chopra, and in which Dilip Kumar-Vyjayantimal were the main pair, Chand Usmani acted as sister of the hero Dilip Kumar’s character ‘Shankar’. In the historical film ‘Samrat Pritviraj Chauvan’ (1959) she acted in the role of Rajkumari. ‘Prem Patra’ (1962) was a well noted film directed by Bimal Roy in 1962. A medical College student Arun Kumar Mathur (Shashi Kapoor) has a misunderstanding over a love letter and the consequences were the theme of the film. Sadhna was the heroine and Chand Usmani acted in the supporting role as ‘Sumitra’.

Biswajeet, Saira Banu, Jayant, Sajjan, Nazima, Chand Usmani etc. were the star cast of ‘April Fool’ (1964) directed by Subodh Mukherjee. This film pointed to the fact that sometimes even practical jokes done for just fun can also lead to unexpected serious problems.

In the super hit film ‘Khilona’ in which Sanjeev Kumar acted in leading role in 1970, Chand Usmani  acted as the character Laxmi Singh.  In the film ‘Ujala Hi Ujala’ (1974),  she portrayed mother’s role and acted as mother of Yogita Bali’s character Anuradha. She presented excellent acting skill  along with Shabana Azmi in the 1976 classic movie ‘Kadambari’. In the 1977 super hit movie of Manmohan Desai ‘Parvarish’ in which Amitabh Bachchan, Shammi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna, Amjad Khan, Kader Khan etc acted, Chand Usmani acted skilfully as the mother of Neetu and Shabu (Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi). She had well noted character role in another super hit film of Amitabh Bachchan-Neetu Singh pair ‘Yaarana’ in 1981 and yet another film ‘Pukar’ (1983) in which Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman were the main pair. She acted as mother of Suraj (Raj Babbar) in the film ‘Zakhmi Aurat’ (1988).

Chand Usmani passed away in 1989 at Mumbai.

There was one more name in the cast of this film – Ram Mohan. Actors like him are seen in many films, but their names are not known to many. He is the male version of actresses like Farida Jalal, in getting the lead roles. Good in acting but low in good luck !

Ram Mohan Sharma – a young, handsome lad from Ambala. Born in Ambala 0n 2-11-1929, Ram Mohan Sharma was a graduate (BA) and had come to Bombay in 1945 in search of a career in cinema. The youngster, who was in his early twenties, with fair colour, curly hair and sharp features, had approached Jagdish Sethi to get work in movies as an actor. The latter found him sincere and gave him a supporting role in ‘Jaggu’ (1952), which he was to make. The movie had very good music, scored by Hansraj Behl and it had moderate success, when released. Later, Ram Mohan got small roles in few movies in 1954, Sethi Sahab cast him in the romantic role opposite Shyama in ‘Pensioner’ (1954). The movie did not do well and it was the end of Ram Mohan’s career as hero.

Life goes on and he decided to accept any role offered to him and soon he was a known name in the film circle. In ‘Do Behnen’,which had Shyama in double role, Ram Mohan enacted the role of a villain, which gave his career a big boost as bad man . Later he came in touch with Sunil Dutt and Nargis, and forged a permanent friendship with them. Although Ram Mohan mostly got roles of tough characters, but inside he was soft hearted. He was a member of Film Artists Association. He requested Sunil Dutt Ji who was feeling depressed after Nargis Ji passed away, to help the ‘Have Nots’ of film industry.

Virtually an encyclopaedia of film industry, Ram Mohan knew every technician, junior artists as well as old and forgotten artists, who needed help. Whenever they both were free, they used to visit the ailing artists in hospital or their residences, to give them moral as well as financial support. Rajan Haksar was in a charity hospital, after failure of his kidneys. Both benevolent persons visited the hapless artist to boost his spirit. Ram Mohan was confidant of Asha Parekh, the kind hearted lady who was president of the Artists Association and they together helped many artists, who were in dire need of assistance.

Ram Mohan was vice president of CINTAA ( Cine and TV Artists Association) for 4 years and secretary for 6 years. Ram Mohan had a very good reputation every where and when he came to know about the miserable condition of AK Hangal, he met a political leader and arranged the financial help through Maharashtra Govt, on a regular basis. At the time of bereavement, he made it a point to help the family till all religious formalities were over. Every one in the film industry use to address him as Ram Mohan Ji ,to show their genuine respect for him.

In his career of more than five decades, Ram Mohan appeared in more than 250 movies (the number varies from 240 to 277), mostly in negative roles. He did not believe in self publicity and did his philanthropic work quietly. Ram Mohan was keeping indifferent health when his pillar of strength, his life partner passed away. Ram Mohan also followed suit and breathed his last six months later on 6th December 2015 .

Ram Mohan had 3 sons and 1 daughter, all very well settled in life. He will always be gratefully remembered by thousands of anonymous film artists who were helped by him. His memories will be cherished by his admirers, who loved his work on and off the screen. Truly, to find people like him, in this era is a rarity. Let us hope his selfless work will inspire other persons connected with the film industry to help their less fortunate colleagues and the tradition of “वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम” (“vasudhaiv kutumbakam“) set by him will continue. He found an admirer in Gulzar Sahab, who always referred him as Ram Mohan Ji. Please see the credit titles of film ‘Ijaazat’, where his name is listed as Ram Mohan ji. (Thanks to ‘Beete Huye Din’, and Shri MN Sardana ji, for some of the information included in the bio sketch above).

The film ‘Do Behnen’ was not on fire at the box office. Such films do average business. Double roles, in my opinion, help the film recover the costs and ensure that there are no losses. The story of this film was repeated in so many films, that after interval, almost every scene must be predictable. There is a famous saying in the film industry all over the world that there are only 36 stories in the world. All film stories are different versions and adaptations of one of these only.

The story of the film was written by eminent writer Pt. Mukhram Sharma (29-5-1909 to 25-4-2000), the most famous writer of stories with social themes in the 1950s. Pt Mukhram Sharma had a long association with BR Chopra. He had written stories for many of his hit films. Some of his notable films are ‘Ek Hi Raasta’, ‘Aulaad’, ‘Sadhna’ and ‘Dhool Ka Phool’. His other hit films include ‘Santaan’, ‘Do Kaliyan’, ‘Jeene Ki Raa’h, ‘Raja Aur Rank’, ‘Dadi Maa’, ‘Gharana’ and ‘Talaaq’. Pt. Sharma had won Filmfare awards for ‘Sadhna’, ‘Vachan’ and ‘Aulaad’. He was also honoured with the Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 1961.

Before coming to Bombay, he was a teacher in Meerut. In 1939, he came to Bombay, but could not get any job. He moved to Poona and joined Prabhat films as a tutor for Marathi and Hindi. In Poona, he married a Marathi actress Shanta Mujumdar. He was with Marathi films till 1952, then he came to Bombay and got the first Filmfare award for best story for his film ‘Aulaad’ (1954). After that, there was no looking back. After winning Filmfare awards 3 times, Academy Award and Lifetime achievement Zee award, Pt. Sharma retired in 1980 and went back to Meerut.

The story of ‘Do Behnen’ is summarized below.

Bombay-based look-alike twin sisters, Vasanti and Malti (roles played by Shyama), live a wealthy lifestyle with their parents. Their father, Raghunath (SK Prem), arranges devout Vasanti’s marriage with Ramesh (Rajendra Kumar), who lives with his widower father, a doctor (Tiwari), and a sister, Rekha (Chand Usmani). After the wedding, Raghunath is shocked to find Malti singing and dancing with a male named Anokhe (Ram Mohan) in a nightclub. He brings her home, admonishes her severely and forbids her to leave the home. In response, she elopes with Anokhe, travels to Poona and books a room in Paramount Hotel. Shortly thereafter Anokhe shows his true colors, squanders her money, starts drinking, and frequenting prostitutes. He then takes her jewellery and walks out of her life. In order to recover the rent, the hotel manager contacts the Mathurs. Vasanti and her mother (Mumtaz Begum) attend to take Malti back home. While traveling home, the train meets with an accident and Vasanti passes away. Her mother tells everyone that it is Malti who has passed away, and compels Malti to take over as Vasanti, which she does reluctantly.

After going to her house, she finds it very difficult to adjust to the sati savitri type behaviour. However, slowly  she starts loving the new house and also her husband. Ramesh many times gets puzzled with her behaviour, but ignores.

Finally the truth is out one day, but by that time Ramesh starts liking her and so a new Malti takes over her dead sister’s place officially. (636)

The film has 7 songs, all written by Kavi Pradeep. This is the fourth song to be discussed on our blog from this film. The music director is Vasant Desai. Pradeep had never teemed up with Desai. In 1959, their first film was ‘School Master’ (1959), made in Madras by BR Panthulu and then the second and the last film was ‘Do Behnen’. Vasant Desai never preferred Pradeep, because 1) he wanted at least one song for him to sing  and 2) he would insist for the tunes that he composed himself for his lyrics. This was precisely the reason why many  composers like Naushad always kept away from Pradeep, unless compelled. In ‘School Master’ as well as ‘Do Behnen’, Pradeep had one song each to sing.

Today’s song is sung by Lata, Mahendra Kapoor and chorus. Mahendra Kapoor has no lines to sing, only two short aalaps (lip synched on screen by Ram Mohan). The song is a lovely melody. It is picturized on Chand Usmani, Ram Mohan and their friends, having a frolic in boats in a lake. Enjoy…..


Song – Jhuk Jhuk Jhola Khaaye Re Badariya (Do Behnen) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Pradeep, MD – Vasant Desai
Chorus

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaaaaaaaa
aaa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaa
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa

jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola

ho oo oo oo
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye re badariya
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
saawan ki rut aayi re
mero dheeraj chhooto jaaye
haaye haaye dheeraj chhooto jaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola

ho lo re lo chalne lagey hain
pawan ke chanchal jhonke
oo chanchal jhonke
oo haaye mere mann wich
mere mann wich
o mere mann wich dhuk dhuk hoye
ke jiyara chaunke
oo jiyara chaunke
ho oo oo
kitna achha ho sakey jo
aise mein koi aa jaaye
saawan ki rut aayi re
mero dheeraj chhooto jaaye
haaye haaye dheeraj chhooto jaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola

jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
jhuk jhuk jhola
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
jhuk jhuk jhola
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa

dekho re dekho kaun door se gaaye re. . .
aa ha aa ha haa
dekho re dekho kaun aaj lalchaaye re
aa ha aa ha haa
kaahe nazar meri chakraaye
mera manwa ud ud jaaye
kuchh bhi nahin samajh mein aaye re
ha ha
haa haa ha ha haa
oo oo aa ja re aa ja o pardesi
aa ja
aa ja re aa ja o pardesi
kyon mujhko tarsaaye
saawan ki rut aayi re
mero dheeraj chhooto jaaye
haaye haaye dheeraj chhooto jaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola

ho oo oo oo
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye re badariya
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
saawan ki rut aayi re
mero dheeraj chhooto jaaye
haaye haaye dheeraj chhooto jaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
jhuk jhuk jhola

jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa )
jhuk jhuk jhola
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
jhuk jhuk jhola
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa )
jhuk jhuk jhola
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)
jhuk jhuk jhola
(aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला

हो ओ ओ ओ
झुक झुक झोला खाये रे बदरीया
झुक झुक झोला खाये
सावन की रुत आई रे
मेरो धीरज छूटो जाये
हाय हाय मेरो धीरज छूटो जाये
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला

हो लो रे लो चलने लगे हैं
पावन की चंचल झोंके
ओ चंचल झोंके
ओ हाए मेरे मन विच
मेरे मन विच
ओ मेरे मन विच धुक धुक होय
के जियरा चौंके
ओ जियरा चौंके
हो ओ ओ
कितना अच्छा हो सके जो
ऐसे में कोई आ जाये
सावन की रुत आई रे
मेरो धीरज छूटो जाये
हाय हाय मेरो धीरज छूटो जाये
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला

झुक झुक झोला खाये
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला खाये
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला
(आ आ आ आ आ)
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

देखो रे देखो कौन दूर से गाये रे॰ ॰ ॰
आ हा आ हा हाss
देखो रे देखो कौन आज ललचाये रे
आ हा आ हा हाss
काहे नज़र मेरी चकराये
मेरा मनवा उड़ उड़ जाये
कुछ भी नहीं समझ में आए
हा हा
हाss हाss हा हा हाss
ओ ओ आ जा रे परदेसी
क्यों मुझको तरसाये
सावन की रुत आई रे
मेरो धीरज छूटो जाये
हाय हाय मेरो धीरज छूटो जाये
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला

हो ओ ओ ओ
झुक झुक झोला खाये रे बदरीया
झुक झुक झोला खाये
सावन की रुत आई रे
मेरो धीरज छूटो जाये
हाय हाय मेरो धीरज छूटो जाये
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला
झुक झुक झोला खाये
झुक झुक झोला

झुक झुक झोला खाये
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला खाये
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला खाये
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला खाये
(आ आ आ आ आ)
झुक झुक झोला
(आ आ आ आ आ)

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This article marks the 1000th song contribution by Prakashchandra in the blog.

We in this blog have nearly thirty odd people, may be a little more, who could be called blog regulars. They visit the blog regularly, comment on it regularly and they are contributors to the blog as well, in one way or the other.

I have met a few blog regulars over the years and I have interacted with several others on phone, e mail, whatsapp etc. Blog regulars too have met each other either personally or on whatsapp, facebook, email, phone etc. We these days have get togethers of regulars which we call “gangout”, which is a word of our own making. Nearly a dozen gangouts of blog regulars have already taken place so far.

Blog regulars report that when they finally meet another blog regular in person for the first time, it never appears to them that they are meeting for the first time. It appears that they have known each other for years.

Secondly, it is reported that the persons they meet look extremely humble and self effacing, despite possessing extraordinary abilities that we in the blog are privy to for years.

I have never met Prakashchandra. Others too have not met him. That way he is as elusive a regular as our Avinash Scrapwala used to be once upon a time till he broke his hoodoo and became quite a regular gangouter as he suddenly went on a gangout attending spree, meeting other regulars at Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Prakashchandra may not have met others face to face, but it appears to me (and to others as well) that we know him for years.

Prakashchandra started his association with the blog as a farmaish sender and he was soon hailed as a farmaish king by Peevesie’s mom. A sensitive person that he is, he once felt that his long list of farmaishes were being resented by some regulars. I had to assure him that it was not the case.

Prakashchandra reminded me so much of the Jhumri Tilaiyya farmaish senders of yore. 🙂

His farmaishes sometimes caused me to post songs that I was not aware of and which were rare songs.

Prakash Chandra once (in late 2010) mentioned about a song, which was an ideal song to listen to late at night, but he had not been able to locate the song. So he was only able to listen to this song on radio, once in six months or so. He hoped that I would be able to locate this song and discuss it in the blog.

His description made me very curious about this song, and I spent one whole day to search for this elusive song. Finally I managed to find this rare song.

Prakash Chandra was right. This song was indeed an ultimate Chhaayaageet song. Very few people may have heard this song till then. If one listens to this song twice, then from the second time onward, this song grows up on you.

And that is how I posted this song from “Girls’ Hostel” (1962) in the blog.

And pat came the effusive thanks from Prakashchandra

“Aapne woh kaam kar diya, ke main bayaan nahin kar sakta, ke main aapse kis kadar khush hoon”
thanks thanks thanks, tahank a zillion times
love you love you love you
prakash

Not just him, quite a few other music lovers exclaimed that they re discovered this forgotten gem after decades, thanks to this post. Of course, the thanks were due to Prakashchandra.

Reading prakashchandra’s comments in the blog, where he bares his heart about his feelings on the blog and his association with the blog never fails to warm the hearts of the readers.

From night 11`o clock and to 12`o clock,Now It is a compulsive habit to sit and writing the lyrics .

School ki homework bhi main itni maze lekar aur itne devotion ke saath nahin kartaa thaa 🙂

1 month ago, when I lost Internet connectivity to the blog for 5 days, I felt ,How much I am attached to you guys. I missed you guys and the blog terribly. I love you all guys.

I have silently,learnt many things from all of you guys through your writings, thoughts.I owe many a things to this blog and you people.Really I mean it.

Meri likhaawat yaa kissee aur cheez se unconsciously, koyee bhool, chhook ho toh mujhe sabhi maaf kar do, Please..

Par itnaa pyaar hameshaa aap sab logon se miltaa rahe, yehi bhagwaan se main maangtaa hoon.

Prakashchandra has indepth knowledge of songs. He knows the differences in the lengths of the audio version and movie version of a particular song. Every single second of the song matters to him. His day is made if one could provide a song link that is a few seconds longer than those available online. Just a few days back, he commented that his sunday was made when I posted a longer audio of a song of “Geet” (1970).

Prakashchandra is not just a lyrics sender. His contributions contain lots and lots of additional information about the movie, songs and artists as well. He is also an expert in identifying old forgotten actors that few people have even heard of. We have seen “CID” TV serial, where every eye witness is able to give a very accurate description of suspects, even though they may have seen them only once and that too for just a few seconds. Prakashchandra is like those “CID” TV serial witnesses with photographic memories. 🙂

Prakashchandra is also aware about Hindi movies that are remakes of South Indian movies and vice versa. His contributions contain lots of such difficult to find nuggets of information.

Prakashchandra tends to be a little unsure of himself and is always very particular to make sure that he does not hurt the feelings of others. He feels that refuting the views of others, providing incorrect information, seeking information, or making suggestions to others would somehow hurt the feelings of others, and so he is a bit apologetic while posting his comments. 🙂

He seeks pardon when he corrects others, and also when he asks for information. While giving information, he mentions that he is “only” 99.9 % sure of his identifications. 🙂 Some regulars would exhort him to be more assertive in such matters. 🙂 He is afraid of hurting the feelings of others even when he is giving a suggestion to them/ complimenting them. 🙂

Prakashchandra also regularly goes through old posts. when he finds something amiss (like say dead links, or incorrect information), he points them out in his comments.

Despite enormous knowledge of HFM and despite his considerable contributions in the blog, Prakashchandra remains humble and self effacing.

Prakashchandra has so far not met any regulars. He may be feeling that other regulars are overachievers and he himself is not. He has been very accurately described as akin to a “Kasturi Mrig” by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia. Just as a Kasturi Mrig is not aware of his own fragrance, Prakashchandra is not aware of his own over achievements in the field of HFM research. I am sure that other regulars, including myself, would count ourselves as lucky when we get to meet the person behind such enormous achievements and abilities.

We in this blog have regulars who are valuable “Ratna” (gems) in the field of HFM appreciation. Each of these individuals brings his/ her own special qualities to the blog and enriches it immensely. Prakashchandra is one of the priceless gems that we in this blog have. His immense knowledge, yet his humility is so heart warming to see. He has sent me lots and lots of contributions and many of them have not yet been covered. Some of his contributions have been covered several years after they were first sent. In addition, some of his contributions were credited to others because others had also sent lyrics of the same songs. Even when Prakashchandra feels hurt on not getting credits for some of the songs that he may have sent, he always remains magnanimous and continues to contribute to the blog with a Yogi like stoicism. These are qualities that are worth emulating, and I must say that I find these qualities highly admirable and I too try to adopt such qualities in my life.

It is a matter of privilege for this blog that Prakashchandra completes 1000 song contributions in the blog with this song. It is a tremendous achievement. He becomes the first among our song contributors to breach the four figure mark.

The 1000th song of Prakashchandra in the blog is from “Kaaran”(1981). This song is sung by Yesudas. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna. The song is picturised as a romantic background song on Shoma Anand and Raj Kiran.

I, on behalf of the blog take this opportunity to congratulate him and thank him for being with us in this musical journey. I am sure that we will see lots and lots of contributions from him in the future as well. It is a great feather in the cap of Prakashchandra as well as the blog. I am sure that we will continue to have many more such landmarks from our contributors in future as well.


Song-Saawan aag lagaaye re (Kaaran)(1981) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Indeewar, Md-Usha Khanna

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

saawan aag lagaaye rey
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey ae ae
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey ae
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

dekh ke aanchal
mann huaa chanchal
mann ko kaise manaayenge ae
dekh ke aanchal
dekh ke aanchal
mann huaa chanchal
mann ko kaise manaayenge ae
tujhko agar naa paayenge
deewaane hum ho jaayenge
deewaane hum ho jaayenge ae a ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

cheer ke daaman
jhaanke yauwan
bas mein nahin dil haaye rey ae
cheer ke daaman
cheerke daaman jhaanke yauwan
bas mein nahin dil haaye rey ae ae
aaj deewaanee hoke jawaani
hadd se guzar naa jaaye rey ae
hadd se guzar naa jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye re ae
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

kaisee rasmein
kaisee kasmein
seemaa tootee jaaye rey ae
kaisee rasmein aen
kaisee rasmein kaisee kasmein
seemaa tootee jaaye rey ae
daudke aaye koyee aakar
hamko hamse bachaaye rey
hamko hamse bachaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey


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Atul ji has become a legend now 🙂 . Anybody disagrees? I dont think so. Who else has achieved what he has achieved – a mammoth task of collecting information about 10,000 songs and then writing/sharing the same with like-minded enthusiasts. A monumental work, unselfish to the core. What sacrifices he must have made, how much time he would have spent, what passion he must be having to carry on blogging relentlessly for almost 9 years!! You would get an idea of it when you go through one of his write-ups for the song “Kitne Bhi Tu Kar Le Sitam“. Forget about miserly people running such a blog, it is not a possibility at all. Even a person earning good amount of money would hesitate to do it. You will understand my statement in its full extent only if you read the above-mentioned write-up.
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“सावन की परी चुप चुप है खड़ी

I came across this song for the first time, few weeks ago. It has been sitting in the hard disk for quite some time now, one of a set of songs of Rafi Sb that Bakshish Singh ji gave to me. On some prompting thought in the mind, I just played this song, as I was searching for a song starting with ‘स’, and goodness, just could not believe that this wonderful gem of a song has been sitting away from mainstream listening. Later, when I checked online, this song is posted on YT more than once, implying it is not so rare as I would imagine. Oh but, what a song, what a song.
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Meri Kahaani, (1948) was produced by Super Team Federal Productions, Bombay and directed by Keki Mistry. It had a star-cast consisting of Surendra, Munnawar Sultana, Pratima Devi, Sanobar, Leela Kumari, Ramesh Sinha, Bhudo Advani, Santosh Kumar, Murad Khan, Vaskar etc.
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“Pandit Jee”(1946) was directed by G R Durrani for Rukhsana Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Surekha, Agha Jaan, Suraiyya Zulfi, Ghulam Rasool, Alaknanda, Maya Devi, Mumtaz Begam, Sadiq, Nawaz, Ansari etc in it.
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It was on this date (19 july) that the first article was posted on 19 july 2008 eight years ago and the blog thus got launched. We have been celebrating this day every year in the blog as the blog anniversary day ever since.
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“Pugree”(1948) was directed by Anant Thakur for All India Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Kamini Kaushal, Vasti, Shashikala, Amar, Gope, Dixit, Pratima Devi, Ramavtar, Chopra, Rane, K S Sengar, Rahim , Pahalwan etc in it.
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